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Array MILLINERY \rhn ff
 I lltlN lillltlels
Lovely selection Ladies' and
Children's Trimmed Hats at
moderate prices.
OAMPBELL BROS.
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THE ISLA
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a   ^dllfiflFJf- HATS AND
W,  E- ~-SONNETS
Reuutiful assortment of
children's Muslin hots and
bonnets. A Hue line of
flowers for trimming to
choose irom. Campbell Bros
Nn. 95
THE ISI.ANDEK, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, MARCH16, 11)12
WORK ON WHARF
AT ROY'S REACH
To  Start within  Two
/ Months  is   Now
. Rumored.
The good news reaches Cumberland that within two months
work will be begun on the new
government wharf at Roy's
Beach. A short time since an
engineer from the Department of
Works at Ottawa made a survey
of the beach and water. He
found six fathoms of water at
half tide. It is learned that he
was much impressed with the
needs of a government wharf at
Hoy's Beach, and he found also
there was nothing prohibitive in
the matter as regards cost, so
that in all probability his report
was favorable. Anyway it is
now learned on good authority
that men will be at work in the
construction of the wharf within
two months.
This is a distinct gain for this
district and will be a powerful
factor in the growth of Cumberland. It means that there are
many thousands of acres of as
good agricultural land as can be
found in the province, which is
tributary to Curhberland, whicn
will be settled up. Much of it
will he put into small fruits,
which can, by the use of this
wharf, reach the city markets
entirely by a water route, cutting
out the jolting and rough handling
of the railroad. With transportation facilities so close to this land
it will prove a great attraction to
homeseekers. Naturally the settlers and homebuilders upon this
land will come to Cumberland to
trade.
This wharf puts Cumberland
into quicker communication with
the outside world, quicker as 4 is
to 11. It means a saving on
freight rates. There will certainly be an automobile line between
Cumberland and the new wharf,
and as Cumberland grows, which
it inevitably will, we may look
for a street car line.
Subscription price fl.BO por yeai
ANNUAL SALE
OF WORK
Ladies'  Aid  of Grace
Methodist   Church
Entertain.
The Ladies' Aid of Grace Methodist Church will hold a Sale of
Work in Cumberland Hall at 2.30
p.m. on Wednesday, March 20th.
Various kinds of fancy work, both
useful and ornamental, will be on
sale at reasonable prices.
A delicious supper will be served from 5.30 to 7.30 p.m.. and if
the record of past years is any
criterion, it would be folly to miss
it.
This is the annul sale to raise
funds for the church. The ladies
are sparing no pains to make it
both pleasant and profitable to
the patrons.
Instead of the usual concert a
moving picture program will be
given at 8 p.m.
All are cordially invited to
attand.
DULL MEETING
OF COUNCIL
Unparliamei.t,  • y Language U ■■ '
Alderman.
SPORT AND
A SAD AFFAIR.
On Wednesday evening at a
late hour the Jewel Box was
pounced upon very unmercifully,
goods to the value were extracted.
It is believed that a famous
gang of American crooks are
working in this vicinity. The
operations of this gang have been
confined to petty pilfering in the
past, but this crime, the crime of
the 20th century, of stealing the
time, passes the bounds of common decency, and it is high time
that the Pinkerton detective
agency were called in to solve
these mysteries. The operations
of the gang are usually carried on
when the ghost walks, and they
are as hard to catch as a newspaper man. Mr. Aston, when
interviewed by our reporter, said
that he would be willing to spend
$5000 to get the time back, not
as a benefit to himself; but as a
public-minded citizen he considers
it his duty to hunt the criminals
to the bitter end. The police are
now working on the case with
the famous detective, James
Blakewell, of Sawmill Heights.
This detective is one of the best
known sleuths of   Cumberland,     There will be the usui) servces
nnd it is hoped that with his aid in the Presbyteri: n church, al:
Qur police  will be able to cope i in the English church,
UNION BAY NOTES
Mrs.   Robert Humphrey  end
daughter are guests at the Wilson
Hotel.
SS. Makura, of the Canadian-
Auptva'Jen line, bunkered here
this week.
SS. Sahara arrived in port for
bunker coal, also the SS. Harpa-
gus.
Mr. Alf. Horne left by the SS.
Cowichan on Sunday for Nanaimo, where he will spend a tew
days.
Union Bay, March 10—(Special
by wire) -A Surprise party was
sprung here last evening on Mr.
John Humphrey by the young
ladies of Union Bay. There was
a large number present and a
merry time was passed in cards
and dancing, followed by refresh
ments. Another surprise was
sprung on Johnny. A handsome
gentleman's travelling set was
presented to him, Miss Margaret
Ray reading a presentation speech
and Miss Greta Brown presenting
it to him. Thoroughly surprised
Johnny was incapable of speech.
To John Humphrey, Esq.:
Dear Mr. Humphrey:- We, the
young ladies of Union Bay, having heard of your approaching
departure from amongst us we
cannot allow you to leave without
tendering you our sincerest regards for the very many kindess-
es which we from time to time
have received at your hands, especially when our basketball club
was in full force here, and tho
members of that club cannot soon
forget these kindnesses. We hope
you will accept this slight token
of our esteem, assuring you of
our warmest wishes for your pros
perity wherever you may go.
We remain, your well wishers,
The Young Ladies of Union Bay.
with the case.
Mr. Aston states that if this
fails, he will send to No. 7 for the
best detective they have there,
as he thinks that the money is
is worth the time lost.
As we to press there are' rumors
of arrests to bo made shortly-
Prominent citizens ar implica.
ted.
The meeting of the council
Monday evening was devoid of
the usual interest. It was one
of those sessions which comes at
times to all bodies, when things
trivial, dry and routine press to
the front. There was a promise
of interest when the sidewalk
matter was reached, but it ended
in a fiasco. Beveridge brought
in a long written report, in which
he had carefully set down thc
answers of some of those to whom
he had presented the sidewalk
petition. The report contained
sarcastic comment by Mr. Beveridge upon some of the answers
and those who made them. The
reading some amusement but was
received without comment. When
the report came up for discussion
and disposition it was not received. Maxwell objected. He did
not think the report a proper
one to be summitted by
the committee. It was probable that those who had given the alleged answers would
have used altogether different
language if they had known their
words were to be repeated to the
council. In the colloquy that followed Beveridge lost his head
and gave way to unparliamentary language, lie vvas sharply
called to order by His Worship,
who said, addressing Beveridge,
each alderman has the right to
the expression oi his opinion
upon any matter coming before
the council, "you as well as Ilio
others," and he wa in '■ i i
stating that all • '
must h: coi
teous languag .1 clo ed the
incident and tbe st ssioi proceeded harmoniously to the end.
Mr. Beveridge's report showed
that 11 had signed the petition
and 5 had refused. Alderman
Coe said there were some whoi
had not heen seen and he was of
the opinion that some who had
refused to sign upon proper explanation could be induced to do
so. Mr. Coe antl the Mayor were
then appointed a committee lo
further explain conditions lo the
property holders and ask for
their support.
Alderman Campbell brought in
an amendment to the trades license by-law. It passed to the
second reading and was read hy
title.
The use of the night letter rate
which was installed in the government telegraph office here on
Feb. 1. is growing. All such
night letters must be in the offiee
by 6 o'clock p. m. The rate is
25c for 50 words and one-fifth for
every 10 words or fraction thereof over,
Methodist CHURCH—Service
11 a.m., Dr. Ernest Hall, subject
"Talk to Parents." Evening service 7 p.m., Rev. B. C. Freeman,
subject, "Can a Man Come Back.'
■'-).nothing   Doing   In
(Cumberland Every
Week.
[ Well, Nanaimo broke the hoodoo Sunday and made a draw of
ti with Victoria. Of course we
al) hoped the Uniteds would wallop the Victorians soundly. Not
that we have it in for Victoria
particularly, but because we want
ajjhow at the pennant ourselves
However Victoria stands where
she stood before, and will now
have to play Cumberland. That
is all we ask. The boys are all
primed for the Uniteds to-morrow
and determined to give them the
best they have in stock. The
Uniteds may leave their hoodoo
at home, lf they beat us, well
and good. We arc not asking the
hei]) of any hoodoo.
McMillan
Nicholson Watchman
Cairns, Strang, c. Galloway
Adams Dargie Boothman
Williams Lunsden
Tapella is on again. There is
no sueh thing as keeping him
down; but this time the game is
his own, the squared circle. His
opponent is one, Tex Foster, a
gentleman of color. The articles
call I'or clean breaks, and Mr.
Foster will please hear in mind
that "razzers" are clean barred.
Tex comes in as a (lark horso, not
being known in this neck of the
woods, but he is supposed to be
a whirlwind from the United
States, probably a "norther"
from Texas, who has done some
swift stunts in Crow's Nest. This
latter doesn't sound good. Tapella always  has a picnic with
.ise Crow's Nest "Whizzers."
o! Suppose Tax is an under-
. i .tly of Jack Johnson! We never
thought of that. Even this
wouldn't pheze Tapella. He's
got to be shown. The bout will
take place in Cumberland Hall on
March 23rd, lt will be a 10-round
go.
The finals in the billiard tournament this week. Five are mining neek and neck, Bert Irish, W.
Caufield, Tommy Fox, Scotty
(lark, W. Cessford. Some claim
Bob Adams is still in the game.
Dob Hunt, making higest single
run (29) was beaten by 3. Chess
Walker, well up in the amateur
class was put to the bad by Cessford, a nonice, by 100 points.
Next week is the pool  handicap.
-I. K Rico, managing director of tlm
Ontario Kite Insurance. On., with liond
ulli it Culgury,  visited  ftiiniiril.-uiil
lust.ivcok anil wdiilu horo appointed
Edward W. Bickle (heir rupt'esliututivo
fur tins diatrict. Whon you want fire
insurance boo Btoltlo.
GENEROUS SUM OF $3,000
SUDSCRIDED TOWARDS Y1C.A.
Chas. K. Sayefc of Vancouver, Preparing Plans and Specifications
of Proposed Building.
TO COST BETWEEN 15,000 AND 36,000
The Building to be Located on Dunsmuir Ave.
Probably on the Vacant Lot Adjoining
the Present City Hall.
Thews was an enthusiastic meeting of tbe Y.M.C.A. forces
in Judge Abrams1 office at the City Hall Monday evening. It
was largely attended. It developed during the meeting that
the outlook for the establishment of the Y.M.C.A. here in this
eity was more than favorable. It was almost an accomplished
fact. There was a sense of congratulation that the' business
men and citizens of Cumberland had responded so nobly and
liberally to the call. Plans for further collections, for the hind
effort, were made and later executed with the resnlt that there
has now been collected the generous sum of $3,000, which has
all been subscribed and assured by the people of Cumberland.
So far have matters progressed toward success that Secretary Chas. R. Sayer, of Vancouver, is now having the plans
and specifications for the building prepared. While no official
estimate lias been made it is expected that the building will
cost between $5,000 and $0,000.
The proper site for this building has been taken up by the
local committee who have about decided upon a site adjoining
the City Hall.
All data, together with the amount   subscribed   by   the
'        O -r
citizens, will now be laid before the Collieries Company, wlm,
no doubt, will contribute generously towards the support of
the institution.
This is another instance where the people of Cumberland
got together and put tlieir shoulders to the wheel. It is good
for/the town.
partniont will nut. lm paid for same,
A. JOHNSTON,
Deputy Ministor nf Murine and
Fisheries.
Department "f Marino mul Fisheries,
Ottuwuw, Canada, lnt March, 191'J.
Miss Blythe, who will have
charge of the millinery department of the Big Store, arrived in
town on Tuesday. Miss Blythe
has had splendid experience'and
will he abie to give lhe ladies of
this vicinity the very latest in up-
to-date Spring millinery.
Dr. Kerr regret that he is
obliged to postpone his March en
gagemerits in Courtenay and
Cumberland until April.
TENDERS,
TlSMlKItS    ndilressed   to    till1.   lllldcr-
•dgtied at Ottawa, and endorsed nn the
envelope 'Tender for Holland Inland
Lighthouse," or '.'Tender for Point Atkinson, B.C., Llghthnuso" will bo received up to noon "f the
twkni'Ihth dav or Antii,, 1812,
I'm- the construction of u woodiJII light-
house* uud dwelling combined on a Con
i.'icie l*ioi and Promotion Work Oil
Holland Island, Chatham Hound, B.O-
und also fur tiie construction ut a rein
forced concrete tower, dunl>l« dwulllng
Agents for candidate! nominate! In
the Cumox Electoral Distriot for tlio
election of one member lo represent
the electors of the said dlstrlot in ihu
provincial legislature, to tatlield nn tho
28th day of March, 1912,'are as follows:-—For Walter Wnllis Lefetiux,
Win. Maxwell, I'miilie iliinil: fnr Mich
nol Manson, James Cartliew, Comux«
Tiles. K. IIatk,
Returning < Ifflcer,
FOW SALE ~,1j miles from I'uiu
und u fog alarm building al Point Ati I borlnnil, 20 acros .if extra good land,
kinsou, iu ihe Proviuoe of British c.'.il-K'""1 ,"1' l'lll"'r fruil or vegetables,
ti ii il >iit.. Will sell either whole or divido in  IU
Tenderers muy (pinto for oolor Imih aero blocks.       Apply N. HARVBY,
jolis, but in nny onto a separate   price  Happy Valley,
must he Indicated fur each om, of   the n .
two jobs. Tho Department reserves The famous stereopticonlniturer, Dr.
tlio rlglit.to ticoept an olio-for ono or E Hall will visit. Cumbering March
both stations, I I6thand 1711c Saturday the 16th inst.
Each tender must bo accompanied in K, of I'. Hull, 4 p. in., lecture to
hy un accepted cheque on a oharteredj-, women only; 8p. m. looturo li men
Canadian hunk equal to o p.c. of tlio over 18yenrsofugo. Sunday 17th iimt
whole unicunt of the oII'.t, whioh cheque in Methodist church lln, in., Talk to
wiii he foi foiled If the successful tend- Parents, Cumberland hali-ii p. ro.,
orer declines to cntor into tho contract White Slave, Traffic, lo mixed audience
prepared liy tho Department! '"' fails no children. All are cordial]? invited
to comploto the work In accordance to nbove lectures. Collection.will'lie
wilh the plans nnd specifioat-ioiiH.
Plans nud specilicaiioitH ciw 1st -seen
aiul forms nf tender procured at this
Dopitciment, Ottawa at the .Agent'}'
of the Department Victoria, ll.C, and
nt tiio Post Offices. Vnncouver and
l'i nee Rupert. IIU
The lowest oi any tendei* not ncces-
■iii ily i.eccpied.
New-papers oopying this nl Ivertise-
uiciit without uut.ioim  irom,   ilio  De-
taken to defray i xpotises.
NOTICE,
Tenders for Iho building of addition
to the Uui,ui ,t Comox Dittriot Hov
pilul, Cumin rlnitil. will bo received up
lo April 1st, 1012, Lowest nor nny
tender not necessarily ncceptcd. Plans
and specifications,cnn be seen nt Mr.
1.. Mounco's office, snw mill.
F..1. DALBY, So rotary
mmsm TIIE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
NERVILINE
Swift Cure for Croup
"Last yenr two ol my children were
taken wtth oroup. They coughed
something dreadfully, nntl were too sick
to eat anything. I applied Nerviline to
the throat and chest antl gave it internally, also, I also got the children to
Inhale 'Catarrhozone.' No remedy could
have worked more satisfactorily, 1
can recommend mothers to use Nervillne;  it's a fine liniment.
(Signed) "Mrs. p, E. Knechler,
■ilarriston  P.O."
EASY MONEY FOR MUSICIANS
If Caruso, the great tenor, happens
to luso liis voice or become incapacitated because of such illness as has kept
him off the operatic Btage for the last
half of two seasons, lie will feel uon
soled ity ilie knowledge that hla royalties from ilu- phonograph company will
exeectl (100,000 a year for many years
to    eume;   while    Mine.    Totrazzlnl   is
(iiMi«'fui tlmi tin' same company refused io pay her $1,000 five years ago
for the very same effort that they now
nre paying her $85,000 a year for. Then
the diva whs willing tn take the lower
IlKnre outright for her records, but a
year ago she demanded a 1 tonus of
j-j."..iiiii) besides the royalties, and she
got it.
That Reminds Ne
LADIES WANTED
Ladles to do plain and light sewing
nt home, whole or spare time; n***>d
pay; work sent any distance; charges
paid: send stump for particulars, NATIONAL MANUFACTURING CO.,
Montreal.
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Corn *,.' anionB,CnUousBanchs
Tirod, rVchlufj. Swollen Tc< (. is
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nnd Inflammation promptly. 1 Cng
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IV.F.VO^.'G.P.DJ.JIOt;' mmLWuRi *r<»i Can.
Also furnished by Martin, Hole A Wynne
Co., Winnipeg; tell Natioiml Drug & Chum I tal
Co., Winnipeg and Calgary, nnd Henderson
Bros. Oo., I,id., Vancouver.
THE   NA-DRU-CO.  ALMANAC   FOR
1912
A good almanac is ever welcome.
The annual number of the Na-Dru-Co
Almanac, the 11(12 Edition, now out, is
if anything more Interesting and more
useful  than its two predecessors.
Besides the usual solar and lunar
tables and dates ot eclipses, the Na-
Dru-Co Almanac gives mueh Information which it would he ditlicult to Imd
elsewhere.) Examples of this are the
Map nf Altitudes, Time Tables of the
World, figures on Area, Population,
Exports and imports, Records of Canadian Premiers, Governors-General, etc.
Nearly all leading druggists have
copies of tha Na-Dru-Co Almanac for
their customers, or It mny be had by
writing the National Drug &■ Chemical
Co. of Canada, Limited, Montreal.
Well, Well!
THIS Isa HOME DYE
>at ANYONE
II  A~~h* ear, use
^---'■.-■DIFFERENT KINDS
A^__-^        of Goods
-   with the SAME 0»e.
' I used
CLEAN and SIMPLE to Use.
F U
fit DES,
McMILUHfUR & WOOLCOA
>'   .■ • -: i-i7 Ruptpr rrMrr -
- WIWNIPtB    -MANITOBA ;
^wiii i i.u >' on S* '*-<;,;'-A "
"What is Billy Himlatit doing these
days?" asked Smithers,
"Oh, he's working his son's way
through college," suid liltle Blnks.
"She's a woman of great influence."
"Gets her children to answer their
letters, does she?"
"Oh, mure powerful than that! She
1 suppose," said the restaurant diner
gets her husband to answer his."
"Everything comes to him who waits,
patiently.
"Ves, suh," answered the colored
waiter, "but the gentleman what won't
wait done gets Ids (Irst."
eee
Pater—"What's wrong with this sen-
tence, Tommy? 'For years us men
have uncomplainingly buttoned up women.' "
Tommy—"Tiie word uncomplainingly
ought to be left out,"
Sunday Sehool Teacher—"ln nil that
immense garden there was only one
thing that Adam and Eve might not
touch—the forbidden fruit."
Little Girl—"And could thuy touch
the poison ivy?"
• *    *
Mrs. Flnnegan (reading newspaper)
—"l see Hie Government ls going to
make ihem Roos-lans do justice lo the
Jews.,  Tliey disarve it."
Flnnegan (smoking)—'Indeed, they
do. 1 wud like to do Justice to wan
or two of them meself."
• »    *
Miss Laker—"Do describe the niv-
lera to me."
Travelled Invalid—"Well, my rheumatism was better there, bui my teeth
troubled me some and my nerves wero
bail.     That's   just   lhe   sort   of   place
it is."
tee
"Helghot" slglied Mrs. stoutly. "Vou
used to sit willi your arm around my
waist, John, but yuu never do it any
"I'm sorry, dear," replied Stoutly.
"but there are some things that ure beyond my reach."
«    *    •
"Well, whaddy you want?"
"1 am tho man who was married in
the cage of wildcats."
"I asted ye whaddy you want!"
"1 thought I would like to look Into
the cage again, 1 fear I left my wife
lliere und took one of lhe wildcats."
• •    *
Clerk—"I'm afraid I can't let you
have that drug, sir."
Customer—"Why not? Do I look llko
a man who would kill himself?"
Clerk—"Well, I wouldn't go so far as
to say that, sir; but If I looked like
you 1 should be tempted."
• *    •
llis Lordship—"So you backed Connie Lassie ut twenty-to-one, as I told
you lo do, eh?"
Andrew—"A'm verra pleased to say
I did, your Lordship."
Mis Lordship—"! suppose you'll
plunge the next time I give you a tip?"
Andrew—"A'm na sae sure, my Lord;
she only won by a short heed!"
• *   •
The Mistress—"Yes, tlmt seems
satisfactory! and now—a most Important nuestion with us—as to politics,
liavo you any strong convictions?"
The Prospective Butler—"Madam, I
will not deceive you—they are my life's
blood."
The Mistress—-"Well, what are
they?"
The Prospective Butler—"God iave
Old England, Ma'm!"
• *   *
After ho hud kissed her and pressed
her rosy cheek against his and patted
lier under the chin, she drew baek and
said:
"George, do you shave yourself?"
"Yls; why do you ask?" he replied.
"I thought so," she said; "your face
Is the roughest I ever "
Then she stopped, but it was too
late, and he went away with a cold,
heavy lump ln his breast.
• •    «
Tho teacher had the letters c-a-t on
the blackboard and was trying to
teach little I'ansy l'eavlsh to pronounce
the word, but Pansy couldn't come It.
"Think," said the teacher, "Whut Is
It that has some whiskers nnd e mes
up on tho porch late at night when
It is cold and bogs to come into the
house?"
"Oh, 1 know!" exclaimed little Pansy,
a great light dawning! "it's pupa!"
• •    •
"I have found n new germ," announced the emlneni savant,
"Ah, Indeed 1" said his friend. "And
whal will be Us effect?"
"It will produce twenty magazine
articles, three hundred newspaper interviews, and got my portrait  printed
all over the i itry," replied the em-
In ont sa\umt, win. thiit careful regard
for o ■■ ufacy which haa always uis-
tlngulshofl liis utterances.
• •   •
"Your husband might hnve a little
■olid food directly he begins to mend,"
Bald the doctor,
"Bul how am 1 to tell?" inquired the
anxious wife,
"The convalescent stages of influenza." replied the doctor, "aro marked
by a slight Irritability."
The next day he called and found the
patient's wife radiant.
"When I refused to order his steak
and onions," she explained, "he came
inlo the kitchen and smashed fourteen
SOUp plates and a dinner service so, of
course, I sent out for a steak at onee."
• •    •
A Scotchman landed In Cnnada nnt
mg ago.     The very first morning he
Man Nostrils are Plugged
Your Catarrh is Bad
BY    ACTING    TO-OAV    YOU    CAN
QUICKLY CURE  CATARRH  AND
AVOID   BRONCHITIS,   PER.
HAPS CONSUMPTION
Most   Agreeable   and   Surest   Cure   is
Catarrhozone, Which Cures Every
Curable Case
Catarrhozone proves especially good
in those chronic cases wliere mucous
drops down the throat, sickens the
stomach, and pollutes the breath.
When the nostrils are stuffed, only u
few breaths through the Inhaler are
needed to clear the passeges, and
where there is coughing and sore
bronchial tubes the soothing, healing
properties of Catarrhozone act almost
as magic.
Once you stop taking medicine into
the Btomach and get the healing oils
and pure balsams of Catarrhosone at
j work you can be sure of quick and
lasl ing cure Tor nose colds, catarrh,
weak lungs, bronchitis, and speaker's
sore throat,
13 YEARS OF CATARRH CURED.
"As Catarrhozone has cured me of a
Catarrhal Cough nnd Asthma that
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walked abroad he met a coal-black
negro. it happened that the negro
had been born in the Highland district of Scotland and had spent the
greater part of his life there. Naturally he had a burr on his tongue.
"Ley, niannie," Bald the pink Scotchman, "can ye no tall mc wheer I'll
tind the kirk?"
The darky took him by tho arm and
led him to the corner. "Go rieht up
to yon wee ho.se and turn to ye're
rieht, and gang up the hill," suld he.
The fresh Importation from Scotland
looked at him in horror, "And urre
yo from Scot kind, mon?"  he asked.
"L-riclu ye urre," satd the darkey.
"Aberdeen's ma name."
"And beo tang have ye been here?"
"Abuot twa year," suld the darky.
"Lord save us and keep us!" suid
Uie new arrival, "Whuur cun I get
the hout for Edinbro?"
A returned explorer was giving u
parlor lecture.
"What Is the gentleman talking
about?" demanded a languid lady.
"Progressive Peru."
"And how do you play it?"
•    *    *
Husband—"Why do you have Ilsh
every day?   Are you so fond uf it?"
Wife—"No, dear; but I've read a
lovely recipe for removing a fish-bone
when it slicks in your throat, und I
wanted to try it."
*    •    •
"Will you walk Into my parlor?"
said the spider to the fly.
"Well, hardly," said the Insect, us he
winked the other eye. "Your parlor
has an entrance, but of exits it is siiy.
So I'll slay outside in safety, aud remain a little lly."
"A man, like a watch, Is known by
his works," observes the epigram-
maker.
"And by the hum's he keeps," added
the wife.
"And by the spring" in him." said tho
athlete.
"And by his being sometimes fast,"
remarked the reformer,
"And hy the way his hands go up,"
put in the pugilist.
"And hy his not always going when
we want him to," finished the girl
who'd been robbed of her beauty-sleep.
There wus a prosecuting attorney In
the South who was so uniformly successful with his cases that ho not only
became the terror of evil-doers but an
object of admiration to every one, und
especially to the negroes of the city in
wliich he lived.
When he left public ofllce he was nt
noo sought out by those charged with
crime.   Much lo his chagrin the flrst
two cases that he defended resulted in
th<! conviction of his clients.
An old negro who had watched his
prosecutions in ndm'"ing wonder and
looked on with equal wonder nuw that
he conducted the defence, accosted him
jusl  nfter his Becond defeat.
"M.irs Barle," ho said. In awed
tones, "you sho is a wonder! No matter which side you'S on tliey goes lv
thO pen jes'  the same."
,i lift. I I'll  TO Til
SHIP TO US.
To ill.«corn nnd di.il Immediately with
causes and overcome them, rather thnn
in battle with effects atter the disease
hae Becured a iodffmerlt, is the cfii.-f
1 nlm nf the medloal mnn, nnd Bicklo's
Antl-Consumptlve Byrup Ib the reaull
, nf patient study along Ihls particular
I line. At thi- flrst appearance ol n cold
the Syrup will liis found a must elliclent
i remedy, arresting development nnd
' Bpeedlly heniing the affected parts, so
i that the ailment disappears,
With the Horses
Lady Thorn. 2:181, Mambrlno Chief's
fasten performer, was the world's
fastest trotting mare, at the time that
Dexter, 2:171, wns champion, Dox-
ter's record was taken against time,
Lady Thorn's in a race. She was a
bay mare, 16.1 hands, foaled May 3,
1860, bred by Levi T. Rodes, Lexington,
Ky, Her dam wus tho Rodes mare,
also lhe dam of Mambrlno Chiefs lead-
in;: sun, Mambrlno I'atchen.
Lady Tho n wus broken to sulky by
her breeder ns a y irllng nnd sold
as a two-year-old for $:100 and two
boxes of cigars to Henry Dunlap of
the same county. As - three-year-old
she passed to Dr. Levi llerr of Lex-
'iH Cun
€9JI>
&" ;HN> lrUVfcN3l>iUC&. as cunts
IngtOp und wus raced that year. She
won une match und was second in the
Lexington slakes. At Louisville her
bil broke and she was pulled up nnd
walked home. As a four-year-old she
lost hcr speed and about lhe same
time lost un eye by the accidental In-
clslon of a thorn, hence her name. She
was sent to Ohio wilh Mambrlno l'Hul
for safety during several yeurs of the
Civil War.
In 1863 she won n free-for-all at
Louisville und was sold fur $MU0 to C.
P, Keif of Philadelphia. Up to this
time Bhe hud been known us Maid of
Ashland. She wus in Sam McLaughlin's hands In 11-03, ltit»4 and 1SG5. She
met und guve Dexter liis tlrst defeat in
lSti5, taking a record uf 2:24, That
fall she was sold to A. Welch and J.
D. MoCann and placed in Dun niter's
bands. Sho met and defeated George
Wilkes and Lady Emma, She met und
defeated tho best in the turf the next
four years, Including Goldsmith Maid.
She took her record in 1S0D.
in May. 1S70, she wus bought by Dan
Mace, agent, for $30.01)0, and defeated
George Wilkes and Goldsmith Maid. At
Rochester she trotted llm last half of
a third hem iu 1.00. shortly afterwards (Aug. 4, 1S70), lu loading lo
ship to Buffalo the movable platform
slipped, l-ady Thom fell, and had a
hip knocked down which ended her
racing days, She wus "touted" for a
mile   in  2:10.
She was then sold to IL N. Smith
of the Fashion Slock Farm, Trenton,
N.,I„ whose property she died June 23,
1877, frum overfeeding on green clover.
She wn« buried Just Inside the mile
track at his farm. She produced u
daughter and a s n by Gen. Ivnox, llie
latter General Washington, foaled Feb.
22, 1874
When Lady Thorn appeared on the
uack in her preliminary Jogging her
peculiar gait ai traded general comment, she bent lier knees very little
and had an awkward way of poking
Dut   ber   front   feet   with   a   dwelling
j action   that   seemed   little   adapted   to
. the work before hcr;  but as her Spoed
[ increased, the dwell was lost without
any shortening of the stride,
j     11  is said that  Lady Thorn onco bit
I Dan Mace, that he guve her a heating,
had her bitched, and gave her a "workout."     Liltle wus ever said of this because Mace bud  lost  bis temper and
cruelly used the mare, but a few knew
of the occurrence and  have  reported
the lime from 2:08 to 2:101, none slower than the latter figure.
J. Dunn Walton, wbu used to shoe
l.ady Thorn, gave some Interesting Information abuut Lady Thorn ln tbe
American Horse Breeder of July (!, 1000.
lie says she stood IU hands ut the
withers und u little higher behind, hud
good knee action. Dun Maco once
tuld him her stride was 201 feet. She
went very high behind, but was pood
gaited. Dan Mace paid $30,000 for
Lady Thorn for Ben Carver.
Mr. Walton's slory of the fust trial
is: "Mace wanted to give hcr a trial
and did not want any one, besides ourselves, to time her. Wo took the one
o'clock boat frum Houston Street Kerry,
New York, and went to the Fashion
Truck. This was one o'clock In the
morning, mind you. On our arrival
.Mace took her out and drove her two
miles. Wo didn't see anyone around.
Then Mace gave her her trial. 1 limed
her the mllo In 2:10. After the trial
an old track driver by the name uf
Julm Doty came running lo mo uud ex
plained that he hnd timed Lady Thorn
In 2:0!). As long ns he lived lie de
clured thnt he timed her that fast that
morning. Doty told Robert Ronner of
her fast trial and Mr. Bonner sent for
me to come to his olllce. t responded
and he nsked me if 1 timed Ludy
Thorn. I replied I did, and I told him
the exact time that 1 caught the mile.
Viz., 2:10, as stated above, and ho promised that he would not tell nnyone
how fast she went, and I know he
never did. I think he would have
owned her hnd she not been Injured."
Half-mile truck racing Is each yeur
becoming more and more popular with
the ruee-going public, and tho time is
not fur distant when many of the
largest American meetings wtll be hold
over the two-lap tracks. The Goshen,
N.Y., association held a very successful Grand Circuit nieeLirig over their
half-mile truck last season, and others
will probably follow in the near future.
The class of horses whieh race ovor
the half-mile tracks nowadays Is as
fast in many classes as those racing na
the big tracks, consequently the racing
nt a number of tho most important
half-mile tracks is much more exciting
than that witnessed on tho big line.
Ever since 1808, when the high wheel
champion Johnston, 2.00L paced a mile
at Yuiingstown, 0„ In 2.10 flat, u number of fast horses huvo visited the
half-mile tracks each year ami stepped
fast miles, and the standard hns risen
until at the present time it Is a common occurrence lo see a horse win a
heat In better than 2.10 over a half-mile
I rack.
BLANKET YOUR HORSE
Accuso any person of cruelty and
he Is pretty certain tu resent the compliment. And yet Imw many people ln
our cities daily countenance acts of
cruelty and neglect to our four-footed
friends without malting the least effort to lessen tho burden of those who
canm. t speak for themselves. Are not
such people accessories after the fact,
morully, at least, If not legally?
Winter is hero, and with the Inclemency of the weather added precautions are necessary for the welfare of
the patient horse, who, ln addition to
being overloaded, over-driven, cruelly
Jerked and improperly shod, is often
exposed for long periods of time without adequate covering.
Societies for tbe prevention of cruelty are necessurily limited In dealing
wilh ibis city-wide evil, but lf the gen
eral public would cooperate more freely in reporting such eases, either to the
societies, or better still, directly to the
employers, it would have a most wholesome effect, as most of these drivers
are provided with blankets whicli they
aro too hi/.y to use uad few team owners care to have tlieir stock abused.
Again lhe method of blanketing, especially in the cuso of coal teams. Is
often a mere makeshift, the blanket
being doubled up and thrown on the
rump of tho animal when common
sense demands that it cover the breast
nml shoulders to be of benefit. Driving with the blunkot on Is obviously
the luzy man's job and Is worse than
useless.
Who will help in safeguarding the
wonderful, delicately adjusted, nnd
sentient machine of man's best
friend ?
HOW EYE COLORS COME ABOUT
hi regard to eye-color, the result of
un analysis of pedlgroo data made
showed that blue oyo*eolor is recessive
to brown, llrown being the dominant
rolor, u brown-eyed parent and a blue-
eyed parent will have only brown-eyed
children if tliu father and mother of
the brown-eyed parent belli luul brown
eyes. Otherwise, the children may have
eyes of various Colors.
The analysis showed that two blue
eyed parents will have only blue-eyed
children. Two grey*eye\l parents will
have only bluoeyed and yray-eyed children, ihiiwn-eycil parents may have
children with eyes of any of the usual
colors.
A gray-oyod parent and a blue-eyed
parent will tend lo have only gray-eyed
children, or an equal number of gray-
eyed and blue eyed children, according
lo whether the groy-eyod parent is homozygous or heterozygous,
A good many roaders may not know
the meaning of these two words, bow
o/.ygous and heterozygous. Any living thing derived from like genii-cells
is liomu/ygiHis, ninl if derived from
gcini-eells of opposite characters is
heterozygous. For example, lhe child
of a blue-eyed parent and a brown-
eyed parent is heterozygous in respect
to eye-color. The child of two blue-
eved parents is homozygous in that respect.
In case one parent has gray eyes and
the oilier brown, the analysis showed
that the following results may be expected in the offspring:
If the brown-eyed parent is homozygous, all of the children brown eyed,
if the brown-eyed parent is heterozygous in gray or blue, llfty per cent, of
the children gray-eyed and fifty per
cont. browifeyed; if the eyes of both
paicuis Contain recessive blue germ-
cells, twenty-five per cent, of the children blue-eyed, twenty-live per cent,
gray-eyed, fifty per cent, brown-eyed.
But, while it is highly interesting to
learu what eye-color one's children will
surely have or are likely to have, it is
after ull of no great importance unless
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there be some deeper- meaning behind
it. It lias bcen suggested that eyo-
color mny be valuable us a criterion
of race, ami perhaps it will be after
long investigation and study have disclosed the factors upon which the varieties depend.
At present the eugeiiisfs are struggling with (he problem of whether eyo-
Color is not. associated with chemical
differences influencing the character of
the Individual. It has been pointed
out that in the National Portrait Gal-
lory in London the pictures of celebrated men and women are largely
grouped according to the vocations i'u
wliich they have won fame, and that
there is a tendency for a giveu type
of eye-color to predominate ia eouie of
the larger groups.
For example, it is rare to find auy-
thing but blue eyes among thc soldiers
and sailors, while among the actors,
preachers, ami orators the dark eye is
predominant, although for the population as a whole it is far scarcer than
the light. Is there not hero a suggestion that fut uro generations—perhaps oven our own generation—may discover an intimate connection between
eye-color and mental characteristics!
if such a discovery should bo made,
whut a tremendous impetus it would
give to the study of human heredity!
Jt would be the opening wedge to the
problem of the inheritance of mind and
character. It might lead to such a tie-
velopment of the science of eugenics
that parents could form at least some
idea of the mentality and character of
their future offspring.
Norah (just landed)-—"Bridget, must
1 buy inanny clothes whin I Kit inesilf
a job?" Bridget (old hand)—"Indiule,
uo; you'll need nothln' but a goln'-
away gown."
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lhe loss of fiesh nnd otber evils whieh
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has proved iis merit through years of
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127 THK ISI,ANT)ER. 0UMRE1UjANT>, R fl
V
The Haunted Orchard
(By   Richard   Le   Galllenne)
Spring wus once more in the world.
Aa Bhe sung to herself in tbo faraway
woodlands her voice reached even the
tars of the city, weary with the long
winter. Daffodils (lowered ut the entrances to tho Subway, furnituro removing viiii.s blocked the side streets,
children clustered Liko blossoms on the
doorsteps, the open ears woro rwnnlng
and the cry of lho "cash clo'" man
was once more heard in tbe land.
Yes, It wus the spring, and the city
dreamed wistfully of lilacs uud lho
dewy piping of birds In gnarled old
apple-trees, of dogwood lighting up
with sudden silver tbo thickening
woods, uf water-planta unfolding their
glossy scrolls In pools of morning
freshness,
On Sunday mornings, the outbound
trains wero thronged with euger pilgrims, hastening out of tho city, lo bo^
hold once more the ancient marvel of
tho spring; and, on Sunday evenings,
the railway termini were ullower wllb
banners of blossom from titled wood-
laud and orchard carried iu the hands
of the returning pilgrims, whoso eyes
mill shone with tho spring magic, in
whose ears still sung tho fairy music.
And us 1 beheld theso signs of tho
vernal equinox, I kuow thut I, too,
must follow the music, forsuko awhile
the beautiful siren we cull the city,
and in tbo green silences meet ance
more my sweetheart Solitude.
As tbe train drew out of thc Grand
Central, 1 hummed to myself:
"I've a neater, sweeter maiden, ln a
greener, cleaner land"—
and so I suld good-by to thc city, and
went forth with beating heart to meet
the spring. t.
I had been told of an almost forgot
teri'corner on tho south coast of Connecticut, where the spring and I could
live in an inviolate loneliness- a place
uninhabited suve by birds nntl blossoms, woods and thick gruss, und un
occasional silent farmer, uud pervaded
by tho l-.euLh and shimmer of tho
Sound.
Nor hud rumor lied, for who tho
train set mo down at my destination
I stepped out Into the most wonderful
green hush, u leafy Sabbath silence,
through which the very train, as It
went farther on lis wuy, seemed to
steal us noiselessly as possible for four
of breaking the spell.
After a winter in the town, to be
dropped thus (suddenly into the Intense
quiet of the country-side makes un almost ghostly Impression upon one, as
of un enchanted silence, a silence that
listens and watches but never speaks,
linger on Up. There is a spectral
quullty about everything upon which
the eye falls: the woods, like great
green clouds, the wayside llowers, the
still farm-houses half lost in orchard
bloom—ull seem to exist In u dream,
Everything ts so still, everything so
Biipemuturnlly green. Nothing moves
or talks, except the gentle susurrus of
the spring wind swaying the young
buds high up in the quiet sky, or a
bird now und again, or a littlo brook
singing softly to itself among tho
crowding rushes.
Though from the houses one notes
here and there, there uro evidently human Inhabitants of this green silence,
none are to bo seen, I have often wondered wliere tho countryfolk hide
themselves, us I huvo walked hour utter hour, pust furfh und croft and lonely door-yards, und never caught sight
of a human face. If you should want
to ask thc way, a farmer is us shy as u
squirrel, and If you knock at a farmhouse door, all Is silent as a rabbit-
warren.
As I walked along In the enchunted
stillness, I came at length tu u quaint
old farm-house—"old Colonial" In its
architect ure—embowered in white lilacs, and surrounded by an orchard of
ancient apple-trees which cast a rich
shade on thc deep spring gruss. The
orchard hud the Impresslveness of
those old religious groves, dedicated
to the strange worship of sylvan gods,
gods to be found now only in Horace
or Catullus, nnd in the hearts of young
poets to whom the beautiful antique
Latin Is still dour.
The old house seemed already the
abode of Solitude. As I lifted the
latch of the white gute and walked
across the forgotten grass, und up on
to the veranda already festooned with
wistaria, and looked inlo the windows,
1 saw Solitude sitting by an old piano,
on wliich no composer Inter thnn Bach
had ever heen pluycd.
In olher words, lhe house was empty;
und going round to the buck, where
old barns und stables leaned together
as If falling asleep, 1 found a broken
pune, nnd so climbed in and walked
through lhe echoing rooms. Thc house
was vory lonely. Evidently no one
had lived In It for n long time. Yot
It wuh all ready for some occupant,
for whom It seemed to be wailing.
Quaint ohl four-pOSter bedsteads slood
In three rooms—-dimity curtains and
spotless linen—old oak chests und mu-
hogany presses: and, opening drawers
In Chippendale sldchourds, 1 eume upon
beautiful frail old silver and exquisite
china that set me thinking of a beautiful grandmother of mine, made out of
old luce and laughing wrinkles and
mischievous old blue eyes.
There wns one little room that particularly Interested me, a tiny bedroom
alt while, und al the window tho red
roses were nlready ln bud. But what
caught my eye wllh peculiar sympathy
was a small bookcase, in which wero
some twenty or thirty volumes, wearing the sume forgotten expression-
forgotten und yet cared for—which luy
like a kind of memorial charm upon
everything In the old house. Yes,
everything seemed forgotten and yet
everything, curiously—even religiously
—remembered. I took out book after
book from the shelves, once or twice
flowers fell out from the pages—and I
caught sight of a delicate handwriting
hero nnd there nnd frail markings. It
was evidently the Httle intimate llhrnry
of a young girl. What surprised me
most was to And thut quite half the
honks were In French—French poets
and French romancers:   a charming,
very rare edition of Ronsurd, a beautifully printed edition of Alfred de Mussel, nnd a copy of Theophlle Guulter's
"Mademoiselle de MuupiU." tlow did
these exotic books come to be thero
alone In a deserted New Kngland farmhouse?
Tbls question was to ho answered
later lu a strange wuy. Meanwhile, 1
hud fallen In lovo with tho sad, old,
silent pluce, and as 1 closed lho while
gute und wus once moru on tho road,
1 looked ubout fur someone who could
lell me whether or nol lhls houso of
ghosts might be rented hy a comparatively living mun.
I was referred lu a tine old New England I'urm-house shining whllo through
tbo irees a quarter of a mllo away.
There 1 mot an undent couple, u typical New England furmer uud his wife;
the old man, loan, chln-beurdod, with
keen grny oyos flickering occasionally
with a shrewd humor, the old lady with
u kindly old I'uco of the withered-upplo
typo and ruddy. They wero evidently
prosperous jieople, but their minds—
for some reason 1 could not ut tho moment divine—seemed lo be divided
between their New Englund desire to
drive u hard bargain und their disinclination to let the houso ut nil.
Over and over again they spoko of
tho loneliness of lbo placo. They feared I would tind It very lonely. No one
had lived tn lt for a long time, and so
on. It seemed to mo that afterwards
I understood their curious hesitation,
but at the moment I only regarded lt
us a part of the circuitous Now Englund method of bargaining. At all
events, the rent 1 offered ilnully overcame their disinclination, whatever Its
cause, und so I came Into possession—
for four months—of that silent old
house, with the white lilacs, and the
drowsy barns, and the old piano, und
tho strange orchard; and, as the summer came on, and the year changed Its
name from Muy to June, I used to He
under lhe apple-trees in the afternoons,
dreamily reading some old book, and
through half-sleepy eyelids watching
the silken shimmer of the Sound.
I hnd lived tn the old houso for nbout
a month, when one afternoon u strange
thing happened to me. 1 remember the
date well, lt wus the afternoon of
Tuesday, June 13th. I wus reading,
or rather dipping here nnd tliere, In
Burton's "Anatomy of Melancholy." As
I read, 1 remember thnt a Utile unripe
apple, with a petal or two of blossom
still clinging io It, fell upon the old
yellow page. Then 1 suppose I must
Imve fallen into a dream, though lt
seemed to me that both my eyes and
my ears wero wide open, for I suddenly
became aware of u beautiful young
voice singing very softly somewhere
among tho leaves. The singing wus
very fruit, almost Imperceptible, as
though It eume out of tho nlr. It came
and went fitfully, llko the elusive fragrance of sweotbrier—as though a girl
was walking to nnd fro dreamily hum-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
ming to herself In the still afternonn.^a little creuture uf fairy fancies, und
I But, ot course, there was no answer;
j yet that night I dreamed a strange
j dream. 1 thought 1 ^us in tho orchard
again in the uflernoon und once again
heard the strango singing—but this
time, as 1 looked up, the singer was uo
longer invisible. Coming toward me
wus a young girl with wonderful bluo
eyes tilled wllh tears und gold hair
that' fell to her wulst. She wore a
straight, white robe thut might have
been u shroud or a bridal dress. She
uppeured not to. seo me, though she
came directly to lhe treo where I was
sitting. And thoro she knelt und buried her fuce In the gruss und sobbed
us if her honrt wcftild break. Her long
hulr fell over hcr like u munt|#\ und In
my dream I stroked It pityingly und
murmured words of comfort fur a sorrow I did not understand. . . Then
I woke suddenly as one does from
dreams. Tbo moon was shining brightly Into the room. Rising from my
bod, I looked out Into the orchnrd. It
wua almost as bright as duy. 1 could
plainly soo tho treo of which I hud
been dreaming, aud theu a fantastic
notion possessed me. Slipping on my
clothes, I went out into one of tho old
burns and found a spado. Then I
went to thc treo whoro 1 had seeu thc
girl weeping lu my dream und dug
dowu ul Its foot.
1 hud dug llttlo more than a foot
when my spade struck upon some hard
substance, and in a few more moments
I hud uncovered und exhumed a small
box, which, on examination, proved to
be one of those pretty old-fashioned
Chlppendulo work-boxes usod by our
grandmothers to keep thoir thimbles
and needles In, their reels of cotton
nnd skeins of silk. After smoothing
down tho little grave In which I hud
found It, I curried the box into the
house, and under tho tyinpllght examined its contents,
Then at onco I understood why that
sad young spirit went to und fro tho
orchurd singing those little French
songs—for the treasure-trove I had
found under the apple-tree, the burled
treasure of an unquiet, suffering soul,
proved to bo a number of love-letters
written mostly In French In u very
picturesque hand—letters, too, written
but somo Ave or six yours before. Perhaps 1 should not have read them—
yet I read them with such reverence
for thc beautiful, Impassioned love that
animated them, and literally made
them "smell sweet und blossom in the
dust," that 1 felt I had the sanction of
the dead to make myself the confidant
of their slory. Among the letters wero
llttlo songs, two of which I had heard
|, lho strange young voice singing In the
orchard, and, of course, there were
mnny withered llowers and such like
remembrances of bygone rupture.
Nut that night could I mako out all
the story, though it was not dillicult
to define its essential tragedy, und la-
tor on a gossip In lho neighborhood
und a headstone In the churchyard
told me the rest.
The unquiet young soul thut hud
sung so wistfully to und fro the orchard wus my landlord'!) daughter. She
was lho only child of her purcnts, n
beautiful, wilful girl, exotlcally unlike
those from whom she was sprung and
among whom she lived with a disdainful air of exile.   She was, as a child,
Yel there wus no one to be seon. The
orchard had never seemed more lonely.
Aud another fact tbat struck me as
strange was that the words that floated
to mo out of the ueriul music were
French, half snd, half guy snntches of
some long-dead singer of old France.
I looked about for tho origin of thc
sweet sounds, but in vain. Could It
be thc birds that wore singing in
French In this strange orchard? Presently the voice seemed to come quite
close to me, so neur that lt might hare
been tho voice of a dryad singing to
me out of the tree against which I wns
leaning. And this time 1 distinctly
caught tho words of the sad Utile song;
"Chnnte, rossignol, chnnto,
Toi qui us lo coeur gal:
Tu as le coeur a rhe.
Moi, jo l'nl-t-a pleuror."
But, though the voice was at my
shoulder, I could see no one, und Ihen
Ihe singing stopped with whnt sounded
like a sob; nnd a moment or two later
I seemed to hour a sound of sobbing
far down the orchurd. Then there followed silence, and I was left to ponder
on the strange occurrence. Naturally,
I decided that it was just u day-dream
between sleeping anil waking over the
pages of an old book; yet when next
day and the dny after the Invisible
singer was in lhe orchnrd again, I
could not he satisfied with such mere
matter-of-fact explanation.
"A In clnlro fontaine,"
went tho voice to and fro through the
thick orchard boughs.
"M'en aliant promener,
J'ul trouvo l'euu si belle
Quo Je m'y Bids balgne,
Lul y n longtemps que jo t'nlmo,
Jamais jo no t'oubllal."
It wns cerlalnly uncanny lo bear
thut voice going to and fro (he orchurd,
there soincwhero amid tho bright sun-
dazzled boughs—yet not a human creature to bo Been—not another house
even within half a mile. Thc most
materialistic mind could hardly but
conclude that here was something "not
drenmed of In our philosophy." It
seemed to me that the only reasonable
explanation was the entirely Irrational
one—that my orchard was haunted;
haunted by some beautiful young spirit,
with somo sorrow of lost joy that
would not let her sleep quietly in her
grave.
And next day I had a curious confirmation of my theory.
as she grew up it wus plain to her
father and mother thai she had come
from another world than theirs. To
Ihem sho seethed like a child in an old
fairy-tale strangely found on his
hearth by some shepherd us he returns
from the fields ut evening—n llttlo
fairy girl swaddled In tine linen and
dowered with a mysterious bag of gold.
Soon she developed delicate spiritual
needs to which hor simple purcnts
were strangers. From long trunncies
In tbo woods she would come home
laden with mysterious (lowers, und
soon she came to nsk for books und
pictures and music, of which the poor
souls that hnd given hcr birth hud
never heard. Finally sho had her way.
and wenl to study ut a certain fashionable college; und there tho brief romance of hcr life begun. There she
met a romantic young Frenchman who
had read Itotisard to her and written
her those picturesque loiters 1 had
found in the old mahogany work-box.
And after a while tho young Frenchman hud gone back to France, und thc
letters had ceased. Month by month
wenl by, und ul length one day, as she
sal wistful nt the window, looking out
at tho foolish sunlit road, u message
came. Ho was dead. That headstone
in the village churchyard tells thc rest.
Sho was very young to die—scarcely
nineteen yeurs; and the dead who have
died young, wilh ull their hopes uud
dreams still like unfolded buds withiu
their hearts, do uol rest so quietly in
Ibe grave us those who huve gone-
through tho long duy from morning
until evening nnd uro only tuo glad lo
sleep.
Next day I took tho little box lo a
quiet corner of the orchard, und mude
u liltle pyre of fragrant bougliB—for su
I Interpreted the wish of thut young,
unquiet spirit and thc beautiful words
uro nuw safe, taken up again Into the
aerial spaces from which Ihey cumc.
But since then tho birds sing no
moro little French songs In my old
orchnrd.
lo-duy devoted more lime to golf und
less to their uututnohlles, not only
would their general health be much
Improved but they would not be assailed by that arch foe uf lhe average
man and woman of wealth—embonpoint.
Dr. Finney believes in lots of healthful exercise, and this he thinks cannot
be oblulned If men nnd women owning
motor curs or having thc wherewithal
to hull u passing taxicab insist upon
riding to every objective point thoy
slurt out for. when walking would do
lhom Immeasurable good.
"The motor car," snid Dr. Finney, "ls
a thing of luxury, but it makes work
for the doctor and the surgeon. There
is n growing tendency on ihe pnrt of
wenl thy men nnd Women practically
lo live ln their curs. Tliey argue that
lhls keeps them out In the fresh nlr
und their general health Improves accordingly. If thu samo space of time
were spent in the open uir afoot they
WpUld find how much bolter they felt,
and this Without the attending discomfort of Increasing weight.
"Thoso who can afford lo own motor
cars can well afford a saddle horse. A
brisk canter In the morning or nfternoou Is worth more us a health builder
than days spent In an automobile. Better still Is a morning or afternoon
speni jn thc golf links. This being
Impossible, start oul and walk at a
good brisk pace until tho first signs
of fatigue appear, and then take a
cab or motor cur homo nnd seok tho
needed rest uud relaxation/1
Dr. Flnne\\bolIeves in moderation In
all things. His own llfo nmply attests that he practises which he
preaches. Temperate nnd abstemious
In all things, he is thus enabled to
keep his brain, muscles and nerves ln
the best possible condition that he can
the better undertake the muny delicate operations which como to him
each day. In this respect ho much
resembles Dr. Howard Kelly, the noted
woman's specialist and surgeon, who
preceded him at tho hospital. Both
aro athletes and believe that every
man and woman should get all the
out of door exercise possible
"I do not believe in u womnn overdoing the 'thing." Dr. Finney continued. "For Instance, the girl who poses
us the 'athletic girl' und gooB in for
all those violent sports which really
tax the vitality of men will sooner or
later pay for her folly. Woman wns
not Intended for thut sort of thing.
Her organism Is too delicately constructed to permit of such violence.
But neither wus It Intended thnt she
go lo the olher extreme, whlcb the
automobile fever makes possible,
"Thero ure just as many serious operations performed nowadays on,women who take absolutely no tfxerclse
und spond their entire timo Hitting
ubout town und country In luxuriously
appointed automobiles as upon women
who go to thc other extreme nnd tear
Ihelr very vitals asunder In performing
feats of strength and endurance that
would tux the prowess of our must
skilled athletes."
Dr. Finney contends that a lethargic body will sooner or later make a
lethargic brain, and vice versa. He
believes tbat bruin and muscle should
work In unison, aud that each should
perform its full share. Both should
be exorcised to that point whero weariness doos not become top marked, and,
this dono, tho rest of the organs will
perform their functions and good
health must result.
A Romance of Ryan's Flat
By Nan M. Clark
CONSPIRING HAIRDRESSERS
No one over supposed that barbers
wero capable of conspiracy, but it
sooins that they are. Conspiracy Implies secrecy, but if there iB anything
that, a barber fails to communicate to
o customer during the half-hour of his
ministrations thero must he more in
his head than one would suppose frt.n
a contemplation of his classic but inexpressive features.
Hut all thc same he can plot anil
plan with tho best of them. There
lins beon a barbers' convention in Lon
don and the new styles have been dc
cided upon. A base informer has just
given tho whole show away Curls arc
to be tho order of tho dayj and for no
belter reason than that eurls require
skilled assistance, while tho smooth
and uindonna-liko fashion does not. An
imitation switch can be bought for $5,
but imitation curls cost $25, so there
you are.
Another piece of Machiavellian cuu
nlng is the decision that there must bc
no fashion inappropriate to old ladies,
it is comparatively easy for tho young
to attend to their own hair unassisted,
and bo the old lady is the best customer for the hairdresser. The mode
must cuter to hcr tastes. Now who
would suppose thnt tbe hairdresser was
capable of a diplomacy liko that? One
might listen to his conversation for a
month ami nevor suspect that he wns
harboring a thought or an idea.
was lying under my favorite apple
tree, half reading and half watching
the Sound, lulled Into a dream by the
whir of Insects and the spices called
up from thc earth by the hot sun. As
I bent over the page, I suddenly hnd
the startling impression thot some one
was leaning over my shoulder and
reading with me, ond that a girl's long
hair was falling over me down on the
pnge. The book was the Ronsard I
hnd found In the little bedroom. I
turned, but again there was nothing
there. Yet this time I knew that I had
not been dreaming, and I cried out:
"Poor child! tell me of your grief—
thnt t may help your sorrowing heart
to mW
WOMEN SHOULD WALK MORE
With their penchant for automobllea
ond sylphllko figures—and this applies
equally to men and women—society
finds Itself ln a quandary. The lure of
lhe automobile Is Irresistible, and In
consequence flesh, great rolls of It,
continues to pile up, and modistes nnd
tailors are put to desperate straits
when they seek to bring out and ac-
Once more I- centuntc graceful lines in the garments
they design for madame and her hus
band.
Dame Fashion decrees thot the men
and women of the present era shall
bo willowy and graceful. Devotees of
lhe automobile find to their utter dismay thut Instead of boing willowy they
ore fast becoming billowy, and staring
them ln the face Is the choice of starvation or muscle racking exercise, tho
latter meaning, of course, less lounging In motor enrs.
No less an authority thnn Dr. J. T. M.
Finney, the eminent chief surgeon of
the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, who but lately declined the presidency of Princeton University, declared that lf the men and women of
SAVED BY A 8NAKE
Count Zlnsendorf, the founder of the
Moravians, visited North America In
1748, and for a short time labored os
u missionary among the Shuwunoc In
dliuis. When ho first came to them
they received hhn wtth coldness und
n plot was formed to assassinate him.
Tho Counl wus sitting one evening
In his wigwam upon a bundle of dry
weeds which had been gathered for his
bed. While he wus writing by the
light of a small fire a rattlesnake,
warmed Into activity, crawled over one
of his legs.
Just then the murderous savages
lifted tho blanket that served for n
door and looked In,
Thoy stood motionless for some minutes watching the aged man, and then.
gliding from the scene, fled Into tho
forest, From thut night the missionary found them friends and listeners.
We caro not who get husbands so
hat I'm wearing,"
Nothing succeeds like the transgressor.
Wise mon change their minds If they
grow wiser.
City Man—"What did you hnve In
your garden last summer?" "Suburbanite — "Cochin-Chinas, Plymouth
Rocks, and Leghorns."
Mary—"Easy-going, Is he?" Alice—
"Goodness, yes. Hnlf nn hour from
hut-rack to front door."
Old J immy Ity an luy dend, and
Ryan's Flat was agog with excitement.
The ownership of tho doublo row of
shanties, isolated by tbe river In front
and the maze of murks and roundhouses, would pass lo I'uor Johnny,
aud the question served up with every
pol of potatoes wns;
"What will Poor Johnny do now?"
Poor Johnny, beaten Into hulf-wll-
leducss in his youth, und held all his
forty yeurs In childlike submission to
the whip with which old Jimmy would
cut und switch al bis son's great,
stooped  shoulders!
Hut reluctant rent-payers were disappointed, for Johnny plodded on In
lhe path his father had marked for his
feet, He lost bis good-natured grin, to
take on a scared sort of resemblance
to old Jimmy when facing a would-be
defaulter.
But at lust the Flat's pent-up Interest In Poor Johnny's doings was ro-
wurded. It was Mrs. Flanagan who
found It oul. She bud gone to complain about Mrs. Murphy's gout get-
ling Into ber gurden.
"Ated up Ivery wuu of me peas, the
dlrlhy baste!" sho suld. "Johnny, you
must spake to Mrs. Murphy, for I
won't—a woman with no moro ducen-
cy thin to kupo such a crature around
lo dlathroy better pa pic's things!"
In the midst of her snrlll complainings, Mrs. Flanagan's eyes hud fallen
on lhe picture propped up in front of
lhe clock. R wns of a woman ln a
dress tbat could be nothing less than
silk, and wearing an immense hut witb
flouting feathers.
Mrs. Murphy's gout, stuffed as he
was with her greon peas, was forgotten. Mrs. Flanagan pointed an accusing linger at the picture.
"Who's that, Johnny Ryan?" she demanded.
Johnny's thin cheeks Hushed darkly,
and he laughed his silly, weak, Httle
laugh.
"I'm going to get married!" he snld.
For once ln hcr voluble life Mrs.
Flanagan wus speechless.
"Ain't she a fine-looking woman?"
Johnny   asked   proudly,
Mrs. Flanagan found hcr tongue, to
pour out a Hood of questions. She
learned thut Johnny hud answered an
advertisement, pictures had been exchanged, und lho lady hud promised to
be bis wife. A minor detail, and ono
whicli Johnny qulto forgot to mention,
wus the statement he had mude of
his ownership of the Flat, nnd of the
dollurs In the bank. <
But Johnny's day-dreams were |
doomed io bc Bbort-IIved. It was Mr.
Murphy who startled him out of the
passive enjoyment of his hopes.
"It's a fine, upstanding womnn Bhe
Is, Johnny," wus his comment on the
photograph. "But I'm thinking you'll
have to fix up the old house n bit for
hor. It ain't likely she'll want to bring
that lllgant dress Into this place."
Johnny looked around the familiar
kitchen with dismay. He had not
thought of making any changes. Thc
walls and celling were black with the
smoke of many frylngs. The stove,
with Its broken legs replaced with
bricks, was rod with rust. Tho few
bits of odd dishes and old pons were
piled In confusion on the shelves. The
oilcloth on tho table was worn full of
holes, and only the edge that hung
over showed thot It had once been patterned In red squares.
Ho was to be married In ten days,
and how was ho to go about making
his houso over Into something fit for
the Indy of thc picture? His mind flew
from one to tho other of tho women
of Ibe Flat. Suddenly he had an Inspiration. Thore was the little Widow
Schultz. A vision of her clean little
shanty, with Its whitewashed fence
und the few beds of bright flowers in
front, eume to him.
Tho widow wns not very popular
with her Irish neighbors. She was too
busy trying to do enough washing to
feed her brood of fat, yellow-haired,
blue-oyed children to have much time
for gossiping. Moreover, her tongue
slipped easily Into thc German, so thai
conversation with her was a scries of
laborious repetitions and translations.
When Johnny Ryan went to the
little shanty ut the end ot tho row be
found the round little widow busy ut
thc Ironing-board but she was all sympathy when she learned his errand.
"Ja! Jo!" sho Interjected frequently, hcr bead bobbing, and hor Iron flying over the board. "Mans Is no goot
for making of a house clean. When 1
get dono once, I come over."
The sight of all that dirt nnd disorder might well have daunted hcr,
but Mrs. Schultz hud never shirked u
task in all tier life Sho was adept at
the marshaling of soap-suds and hid
wnter, nnd had infinite faith ln the
power of a whitewash-brush.
Her strong aims seemed tireless. Afler hanging her linos full of snowy
linen, she would hastCS to the Rynn
bouse and sweep and scrub the rest
of tho duy.
When Bhe found the whip still hanging behind the door, hcr bright, blue
eyes flashed u question at Johnny, for
Bhe, too, hud heard the gossip of thc
Flat.
Poor Johnny laughed weakly.
"Pa used to keep ,'*>»t there," he
explained.
The widow's eyes dimmed.
"Ach, poor man!" she said kindly.
"Ho will be sorry for that now."
From that moment Mrs. Schultz began to call him Johnny, and her manner took on a motherly kindness that
wus strange and sweet to the man's
heart. She set him many tasks, and
praised his awkward efforts, She tied
one of hcr own big blue aprons on him,
and set him to whitewashing the
kllchen walls. That done, she sent
little Helnrlch (lying homo for the
stove-brush, and Johnny scrubbed thc
stove until lt und his hands and fuce
wero oil equally black and shiny.
But In lhe best room the widow hnc'
higher aspirations. Together sho um:
Johnny selected some wall-paper. 1'
wns beautiful beyond words. On n
light green background grew n mac-
nlficent crop of rod roses, whilo a gen
crous sprinkling of gold-dust gave an
opulent look to tbo wholo. Also Mrs.
Schultz Insisted on lucu curtains. Her
own were only bleached and starched
muslin, bul she knew whut wus due a
bride.
Thon Johnny, who had nevor in his
life bought anything not an absolute
necessity, became drunken wllh the
Joy of buying. Flinging the widow's
oautlons aside, he bought dishes and
bright new pans, and, most wonderful
of all, a parlor sot all red plush uud
golden ouk curvlngs. The widow
gasped and sighed.
"Mein Oott—how beautiful!" was all
she could suy.
But when the paper wus hung and
the furniture arrived, it became apparent tbey had mude u grave omission. Tbo bare Iloor, though well
scrubbed, looked sadly out of keeping
with lho new chairs.
Then the widow rose grandly to ths
occasion. There was ber new rug
carpet, Intended for hcr own bare little
parlor, thut should go dowu. Johnny
was too overpowered to do more than
remonstrate feebly, and thu widow
silenced him at once.
"Nein, Johnny, it is nothing," she
Insisted. "Whllo tho kinder so many
things wear out, It lakes not long to
mako another."
When every room wns Immaculate
enough to satisfy oven Mrs. Schultz's
German soul, sho spent tho lust hours
ln baking und slocking lho cleun pantry sholves.
Grout crisp loaves, beautiful rolls
shining with sugar and cinnamon,
snowy balls of cheese, were lined up
ready for the coming of the queen
who was to reign over ull lhls magnificence, lf the widow's heart held
uny envy when she thought of her own
bare shanty, hcr bright smile guve no
hint of it.
When the much-flustered Johnny
was getting ready to meet his bride,
Mrs. Schultz It was who adjusted the
made-up white satin tie arouhd his
collar, stiff ns u board, which she had
done up herself, it wus her lingers
that tucked the bright blue silk handkerchief inlo Johnny's breast pocket,
so that liberal corners stuck out;
while Httle Helnrlch on his knees, his
pink tongue showing from lhe violence
of his exertions, polished Johnny's
shoes wllh tho stove-brush.
When Johnny wus safely stnrted,
Mrs. Schultss went through lhe rooms
to sec that everything was In placo.
In the parlor small Lena, who lugged
behind, took advantage uf ber mother's
absorption, to sit gingerly on lho edge
of the red plush settee, but was yanked off so promptly lhat her fui cheeks
shook. Tenderly her mother stroked
the plush lest tbo child might huvt
flattened down the nap; und then,
gathering her brood ubout her, she
wont home.
Though hcr own neglected work
beckoned to her, little Mrs. Schultz
went about lt but half-heartedly. She
wus waiting for the sound of carriage-
wheels, for Johnny had announced his
Intention of getting a hack to bring
his lady home.
At last they came. Mrs. Schultz,
Hying to the window, saw lhe carriage*
door open and a ludy get out. it was
undoubtedly the lady of the picture,
but older by u good many years—und
those yeurs hnd udded lo her size. Following behind her, Johnny looked
small and sluoped. As Mrs. Schultz
looked at the hard face and the heavy,
square juw under lho big hut, her kind
heart wus troubled.
She remembered the whip thut hud
luln across thc stooped shoulders so
long. Wus Johnny giving that whip
into new relentless hands? The littlo
woman lifted her apron hem to wipe
something bright and shiny from her
round, rod cheek, und then shook her
head   briskly.
"Ach," sho murmured, "whut u foolishness 1 nm!"
But hcr curiosity drew her aguln to
the window. Tho carriage still stood
before the door; ll would be wailing
to lake them to the priest's house,
Mrs. Schultz thought.
Even while she looked, the bride
came oui. Something militant in her
bearing spoke of trouble. Johnny followed meekly after, his constant smile
nil gone. The woman seemed to (ling
a word or two at htm over hcr shoulder; the driver laughed, Johnny was
silent; then the carriage swallowed the
big hat and Its wearer, nud wus gone,
Mrs. Schultz wus trembling with
rage at the woman ami wiih sympathy
for Johnny, thus discountenanced in
the eyes of the Flat,
Johnny stood staring ufier the carriage until It bud bumped Its way
across the tracks; then he turned, und
came Straight to the widow's house.
Mrs. Schultz flew to the door. Poor
fellow, ho would need sympathy now,
and he had como to tho right place
for It!
But what a changed man was this
that slood on lhe lillle sloop! Johnny's
smile was broader than ever as he
came In,
"She wouldn't hnve me, nfter all,"
he beamed, "And it's glad 1 am, for
I've beon thinking this week back that
you're the wife for me, Mrs. Schultz."
Mrs. Schultz slood smoothing her
apron, hcr eyes cast tlown.
"The praste'll he waiting, if ye could
hurry a littlo," said Johnny tenderly.
Tho widow started.
"I'll put on my bonnet right away,"
she said. Then the eternal feminine
cropped out. "It Is but o small hat,
not so grosser mlt feather," she sighed
dubiously.
Ah, Johnny, was it love lhat quickened your slow wits now?
"Tho divll take the big hats!" snld
Johnny.   "I like the small ones best!"
Maud—"Do you women In Utopia
have tho suffrage?" Beatrice—"Ye»,
and better than that. We have disfranchised the men."
Damocles saw tho suspended sword.
Tm all right, unless some woman haa
just washed the hnlr and can't do a
thing with It," he cried.
127 THH TST.ANOTft, erMBF.RT.AVT!
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W. R- Dunn, Manager.
SATURDAY, MARCH iti, 1912.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
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correspondents.
What the Editor has to say.
To tiiosk whn liavo attended the council meetings and
g ven attention to the side-
wall' matter, it i.s evident that
the mayor and aldermen are
giving their earnest and heartfelt endeavor toward the solution of the problem. They are
laboring hard, but the cold fact
is staring them in the face—
I he city has no available funds.
The idea of replacing the walk
with plank is repugnant. Jt is
not a business proposition.
Thk Islander sincerely
hopes the property ownerswill
see their way to signing the
petition for the cement side
walk. Cumberland is just now
upon its turning point. The
cement sidewalk would certainly turn the scale, bringing the
town up to date. There i.s nol
the slightest danger that Cumberland will go down. The
province, in fact the whole of
Canada, is in splendid financial and business condition.
Without doubt its growth will
lie phenomenal for the next
decade. If Cumberland stands
still through all this growth
and progress, it will simply be
our own fault.
1 UK strike situation in the
old country is growing tense.
It has reached thatstage where
all business is at a stan'dstill
and then, is much suffering
among the work people. This
is the wrong and injustice cd'
the sympathetic strike. Many
who have always supported
organized labor, discharging
honorably their contracts with
their local unions, are ruined.
Lives are blasted alld little
children are all hungred. These
people had no connection with
the coal mining industry. Why
should they suffer?
The sympathetic strike is
wrong in principle. Suppose
for a moment the sympathetic
s rike became master of the sit
tuition. Would not that be an
establishment of a monopoly
that would he monstrous? The
result would be that either
capital would retire from the
held, leaving chaos, or would
combine with organized labor
to prey upon the rest of mankind.
Mr. Walter VVallis Lefeaux
aspires to represent Comox district in the Provincial House.
This is not surprising. It is
an honor well worth the seeking. He is running on the Socialist ticket. The Islander
does not criticise even this. Iu
the eternal scheme of things,
some must be Socialists and
some Liberals. The millenium
is not quite here, so we cannot
all be Conservatives, But
what ue do admire is the gall
of the man who, living in Vancouver, having all his interests
there, yet asks to represent Comox district. What does he
know about Comox district'
What does he care? His heart
is where liis business interests
are, in Vancouver. We are
pretty good fellows up here u
Comox district, but we are not
foolish. We have no intention
of presenting Vancouver wit
.'mother representative.
FARMERS'   BUSINESS
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for the transaction of their banking business including tlic discount and
collection of sales notes. Blank sales notes are supplied free of charge
on application.
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Accounts may be opened ut every branch of 'lhe Canadian Dank of
Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive the same careful
attention as is given to all other departments of the Bank's business,
Money may be deposited or withdrawn in this way as satisfactorily as
by a personal visit to the Bank. 4231
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.       W. T. WHITE, Manager.
Pilsener Beep
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
8 ottled Beer Supplied to the Trade Only.
===Best on the Coast =s
Pilsener Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
BUY A 'SINGER,'
The Latest and most Up-to-date Sewing
Machine on the market to-day. Sold on
Easy Terms wliich places it within the
reach of all.
JepSOlT   BrOS.,  District, Agents
Nanaimo, B, G.
PK. M. J)iiiin, Loan! Jloprcseatatiue
FEBRUARY SALE OF
-BLANKETS AND COMFORT* S-
ELANLETS, Regular price Sb.00 NOW (4.50
BLANKETS, Regular price 4.75 NOW  3.5o
FLANNELETTE SHEETS,size 12-4, reg 2.00 NOW   1.6o
FLANNELETTE SHEETS, size 11-4, reg 1.75 NOW   1.40
COMFORTERS, regular price 3.o0 NOW   3.2b
GOWFORTERS. regular price 3 25 NOW  2 50
A Complete Stock of Furniture and House
Furnishings always on hand.
"The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.O
$. $>. p. ^cabnea
On Little River Rood Five minutes walk
from sehool, postoffice and store. Ten minutes'
walk from beach. All have a Good Frontage on
a good government road. Land is Good, surface
Level, and not stony. Priee <j40 per acre, Very
easy term.
The Island Realty Co.
I Fire, Life, Live Stock
I . . Accident . .
P. L. AriDERTO
Phone 22,      Courtenay, B. O'
Or I! esteemed friend the
News has arrived, Do doubt
after much painful contemplation, at the conclusion that a
live conservative is better than
a dead liberal, This is rather
a frank confession. Let us
hope it eased thi! sorrowing
soul of our liberal brother, Aw,
fellers   wind's  the   use!     Let's
make it unanimous for Manson
who  lives   ill   ComOX    district;
who knows Comox   district's
every need: who has the interests of the district at heart anil
who has demonstrated his ability to got results.
It was rot The Islander who
made Mr. Manson Honorable. It|
was his gallant representation of
Comox district.
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KIRKBRIDE* POTTER
PROPRIETORS
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
IFOIR, SA.LE3
CLEARED FAEMS, BUSH  LAND
AND LOTS
Agents for E. & N. Lands,  .
Comox District.
H. H. M. Beadnell
All Kinds of Hauling Done
First Class lip For Ire.
Orders Promptly Attended to
.J. Colitis..
"Leading Tobacco King."
Better known as
"LONG WILLIE"
Dealer in Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
S"Ss. Billiard Room in connection
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GENERAL BLACKSMITHS
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
Grocers  & Bakers
Dealers in nil kinds of Good
Wet Goods
Besit Bread and Beer in Town
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CUMBEBLAND
Candies,   Fruits, Tobaccos  and
—Cigars at—■
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Very BEST.
Fruits of all kinds- Best quality
grown.
Tobaccos of all strengths.
Cigars   The best variety of the
choicest flavors.
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WESLEY WILLARD,
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G. M, ABTOii
f
SILVER NOVELTIES
At Bert Aston s
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Eii Ittn Specialty.
. . NEXT TO TARBELL'S, . .
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Original Owners of this whole tcwnsite. Write
me for information and prospectus. Afro some
good reliable lots in Victoria, South Vancouver,
and Courtenay.     LOCAL FARM PROPERTY
New C. P. R. Terminal.
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P. E. F. BISCOE, Agent for the
COQUITLAM   TERMINAL   COMPANY |
Offices next Royal Bank, COURTENAV, B. C.
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JAMES WALTERS,
PROPRIETOR
THE POOREST OF WINES, LIQUOR A BEER
ALSO THE BEST OF CIGARS.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
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LAND   ACT.
SAYWARD LAND DISTRICT
District of Snyward
Take notioe that Ben Roberta, of Nov
Westminster, B.C , lumberman, intend
to apply for permiaeinn to puichase the
following described liuidi;—
Com mew in k at a post planted. 20
chains North of Timber License No.40780
thence weat 20 chains; thence north 20
ohains; thenoe west 20 chaina; thence
north 20 chain*; thence west 20 ohains;
thence north 40 chains: thenco east 25
chains more or less to the shoro of Drew
Passage Calm Channel; thenco fullowim.
shore in in a South-easterly direction to
place of eommutiuement, containing 200
acres.
BEN HUBERTS.
Dated Junuaty 30th, 1012.
Eiie H Bn beck, agent.
sayward land nisTiiit'T. Diatrict of Say
ward:—Take notice that John Oeorge
Haply of Courtenay, B, C, occupation
auctioneer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following doscriberi
lands: Commencing at a post planted at
the N bank of Cranberry lake and at the
SE corner of Timber Limit 30012 thence
W 40 chains; theuce S*40 chains; thence
E 20chains: theuce NE 10chains to point
ot ctinimencement and containing 110
acrea more or less.
John Gk.okoe HARDY
Dated Jan. 14, 1912. Reginald Carwithio
Ageut,
saymaRP land DISTRICT, District of Sayward.—Take notice that Margaret Car*
within of Sandwick, B. C, occupation
widow, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the followingdescribed lands:
Commencing at u pust planted-ou thf
north bai k of Trout, lake and about one
mile west from the S\V oorner of Timber
Limit 37470 thence N 40 chains, thence
W 40 dhatus, thence S 40 chuins to the
north bank of Trout lake; thence along
tho i.nrth bank of Trout lake E 40 chains
to point of commencement andcontaining
100 acrea more or less.
Maruaret Carwithen
Dated Jan. 11,11)12. Reginald Carwithen
Agent.
SAYWARD LAND DISTRIOT
District of Saywanl.
Take notice that George William Carwitlmn, of
sam.wick, B.C., occupation carpenter, lutein's to
apply fnr permission to purchase tlio fulluwing
ik-m-iilii'ii lands:—Commencing ata po^t pianist at
tlio 8, W, comer of Timber Limit 42D0& thortco wwl
sn ohains; thence south in chains; tlience east no
thonce south it) chains; ihence i'iwt -Hi uhaihs;
thenco north md chains to point of commencement,
ami containing sto acres more or lens-
liCouiiK WiM.IAM CAItWITHBN
Kt^iiiiilil fniwitlun. agent.
Dutcii January ISth, 1912,
SAYWARD LAND DISTRICT
District of Hayward
Take notice lhat Ilmrv Luttor Carwithen, nf
Saiidwii-k, lt.C., occupation fanner, intends to apply for permission lo purchase Uw following described lnnds:—Commencing nt a post planted at
ihe N.W. corner of limber Limit )t)58, thence north
80 chains; thence easttiO chains; tbence south 80
chains; thencs west 00 chnins to point of commence
ment, and containing imi acres moro or less,
llEMtV Ll/JIKH CARWITHEN
Reginald Carwithen, ngcrit.
Dated Jnnunry 1,1th,  I ill.'.
SAYWARD LAND DISTRICT
District of Sayward
Take notioe lhat ALKBEn John CAftWITfttCN of
Sandwick, lt.C., ocorpation farmer, intends to apply for permission lo purchase the following des-
eriboti lands;—rommoncing at a [tout planted ut
the N.K vomer (tf Timber Limit 4077-4, tiienceiionli
40 chains; thonco west 40 chains; thence nortb 40
chalnifi thenco weat 20 chains; thenco south oo chains
theuce east 20 chalnq; thence smith 20 cbalns;
Uieua9 east 40 chains to point of commencement,
ami containing 230acres more or less.
Au'iiKM John Cauwitiien
Itoginald Carwithen, agent,
Dated January lUtli, 11112.
SAYWARD LAND DISTRICT
District of Saywnad.
Take noti.ie that Mabel Hardy, of Courtenay, It.
0., occupation married woman, intends to apply
for flurniission to purchase the following described
lands; -Commencing ul a pout planted at lhe N.K
coaner of 'limber   Limit 80011, theme south vn
clialas; thonce easl 40 chains; thence nortli 80 chains
i hence went 40 chains to ► point of commencement,
and containing sail acres more or less,
Maiikl IIaUDV
lte^iuald Carwithen, agent.
Haled January 14th, 1019,:
HAVWAlttl l.AMl DISTRICT
District of Hayward
Tako notice tlmt Herbert Howarth Bates, of Lytham, Kng., occupatlongentleinau, Intends to npply
for permission to purchase the following describe I
hinds;—Commencing at a |«i*l plonted on tiie north
lank of Trout IjikoptidatthoS W corner of Tlmhor Limit 87470, thence nortli 20 chains: theneo west
UO chains; thence south to the bank of said Trout
taku 20 chains; thecce along hank of said T<mit
uike cost 80 chains, to point of commeticumeiil,
and containing UMI acres more or less.
Ili:itni;itr Howauth Rates
natcd Jan. Uth, li'Li   Reginald Carwithen agent
SAYWARD LAND DISTRICT
District of Say ward
Take nol ice that Ismisn Marion Woodcock, of
London, Hug., occupation single woman. Intends to
apply for peamUslou io j)urctifwu iho following dn-
scribed lande:—Commencing irf a post planted on
the north bank of Trout Lako, and H
miles west from the S W coiner of Tim-
bur Limit 37470, thonce north SO chain*;
thenco west 80 chains; thence south 8U
ohains; thonco oast 80 ohains to point of
commencement, and containing 640 acres
more or less.   Louisa Marion WbODCOt k
Reginald Carwithen, agent
Dated January llth, 1012.
Sayward Land District.
District of Sayward
Take notice that Gourde Robert Bates
of Courtenay, B C, occupation real estate
ageut, intends to apply for permissaion to
purchase the following described lands;—
Commencing at a post planted at the S.
E, corner of Timber Limit 40775; thence
north  80  chaina; theuce east 40 chains;
thence sooth HO chains; thence   weut 20
chains;'thence south   20  chains: thence
west 20 chains, to point   of  commencement, contain iu i* :JU0 acres more or less.
(iEohoe Hoiikkt Bates
Reginald 0 irwithcn, agent.
Dated Jin. 13th, 1012.
Sayward LukI Diatrict
District of Sty ward
Tako notice that Louisa Sophia Batoa,
nf Saudwirk, B.C, occupation,   married
woman, in>eudH to apply for permission
rn purchase tho fnllouingdesciihud Untie:
Comment1.in,'at a |)(,m planted at the N.
K.  corner Timber Limit 40776, thenco
north 80 chains;  Ihence east 20 chains;
thence south HO chains; thence   wcat 20
chains to point of  commencement,  and
containing 100 acres more or less.
Louisa Sophia Bates
Reginald Carwithen, agent.
Dated January 13th, 1012.
Sayward Land District.
District of Sayward.
Take notice that Reginald  Carwithen,
of St. iid wick,  B.C, occupation,   farmer,
intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following   defitribtd   lands:—
Commencing at a post planted ab the N.
E. corner of Timber Limit 40775, thence
north 80 chains; thence west 8) chains;
thence south 80 chains;   thence east 80
chains to point of commencstuent,   and
cnntaiuini: 040 acres more or less,
Reginald Cakwithen
Dated January 13th, 1912
Sayward Land Distriot
District of Sayward
Take notice that Chiistian Carwithen,
of Sandwick, B.C., occupation carpenter,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands;—
Commencing at a post planted at the S.
W. corner of P.R. 2800, thence north
20 chains; thence we-t 80 chains; thence
south 20 chains; thence east 80 cliuins to
point of commencement aud containing
100 acres more or less.
Christian Carwithen
Reginald Carwithen, agunt.
Dated January 13th, 1012.
SAYWAUP LAND  DISTRIOT,
District of Sajward.
Take nol ice that Margaret Bluhin Ctr
withen of Sandwick, B. C, occupation
single woman, intends to npply for permission to purchase the following de
scribed lauds:— Commencing at a pos<
planted at the most southerly end of
Cranberry lake, thenc E 80 chains; thence
S 80 chains; theuce W 40 chains; theuce
along the boundary of Lot 30, Say ward
District, in a general north and west di
rcotiuii, to a point due south of the poiiil
of commencement, thenco due north io
the point of commencement and cot taining 500 acres more or less.
Maruaret Bu hm Cauwitiien
Dated Jan. 14, 1912. Reginald Carwithen
Agent.
sayward land DISTRICT, District of Say
ward.—Tako notice that Kdith Wilson
of Lytham: Eng., snciipfltion man-id
woman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described lands
Commencing at a post planted about
one-half mile E from south bank of
Trout lake and about one milo south
from the most northerly end of Trout
lake, thence south 80 chains thence K
40 chains, thence N 80 chains, thence W
40 chains to point of commencement
and continuing 320 acres more or leas.
EDITH WILSON
Dated Jan. 11, 1012. Reginald Carwithen, Agont.
BAVWARD l.ASU DISTRICT, District of Sny*
ward.—Take notice that Edith Lacey
Bates of Lytham, Eng,, occupation widow, intends to apply for permission to
purchase tho following described lands-—
Commencing at a post planted ou the
south bank of Trout lukuagd about two
miles from the most northerly uud of said
lade, thence E 80 chains, thonco N ■!(»
chains, theuce south along bank of said
lake 8o chaina to point of comuuinccinuiit
aud containing 80 acres more or toss.
Edith Gacky Baths
D.ted dan. 11,1012 Reginald Oarwithun
Agent.
BAYWARD LAND DISTRICT, District of Say
ward -Tako notice that Harriot Jane
Bainhridge of Loudon, England, occupation single woman, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following do-
scribed lauds- Commencing at a prist
planted ou the N hank of Trout lake and
about one mile fr tu tlm most- souther))1
end of said lako thonco ft long the bank oi
said lake southerly 80 chains, tuoncc N W
80 chains, thonco E 40 chains to point nl
commencement and containing 100 acres
more or Icbh.
Harriet Unn Bain Damns
Dated Jan. 11,21,101?,Reginald Ci.nvith-
en, Ageut,
B.J.
Praetieal
ainter
Decorator, Paperhan^ei
and
Kalsomining.
All Work Promptly
... Attended to...
Residence, Penrith Avenue
Cumberland,    B.
D A THOMAS
UP-TO-DATK  PIANO tonbr
Ri-t>r<)Boiilii>ii The Geo. A. Fletoher Oo.",
Nhiisi'mo, B.C.
Orders ltft st TE. Bute's Store pn mptly
sti ended to.
KW. BICKLE
Notary Public, Conveyancer. Eto.
District agent The Mutual Life Assurance
C<m>|Mny i.f Canada.
Kire Insurance. Accounts cnlleofi d
FOB -SALK —House, 6 rooms, price $0011
I'dlt SALE-Houso,   7   rooms,   Puce,
Sl.000.00. Terms cash.
Nciv In.usB, including two full sized
lots, price $1200.
House in centre of city, price J1250cusl
-Arply, E. W, BICKLE.
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be iii this oflice not later than
10 a. m. on Thursday.
Mrs. Simms will give lessons ou the
piano at lier house in Jerusalem, formerly
owned hy Mr. jamea Stewart, on and
ifter Monday, March 4th—until then in
Ciiinp as usual.
I T.OVR  MY TA MALES,
Hut Oh, you Mont Piel   At tlio Cum-
berluilil Cnfe.    Tho host in town. Th
placo where liome uiade liroiul is aohl
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Palace
Livery
and
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HORSESand
FIRST-CLASS
BUGGIES
FOR HIRE.
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m st
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All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work prompt!}
attended to
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= HOTEL ==
W. MERRIFIELD, Prop.
Tin', finest hotel in llie city.
New Material and
Better Equipment
Means that all work can lie
turned out much more satisfactorily to the purchaser of
good printing, both as regards
punctuality and appearance.
We nipiiii that sve are prepared
to do all kinds of job printing
stieli as Billheads, Letterheads,
Statements, Envelopes, Ladies'
and Gentlemen's Visiting cards
etc., and till kinds of Bllllllf and
Ruled forms, etc , and have it
ready when promised, and guar
an tee a good job in nppearance
and finish,
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j THE  ISLANDER.  CUMBERLAND.  H.C.
ONE WAY OUT
Copyright, 1(111
B„ WILLIAM CARLETON
[Ky Small, Muynard tc Co., Inc.
CHAPTER Vill. (Continued.)
Sunday
ii 7 E brought up un old blanket and
VY spread U uut beneath the canopy and that, With a tliuir ur
two, mude uur roof garden. A local
branch of the l'ublic Library wus not
fur distant so that we bud all tbe
reading matter we wanted and here
we used tu sit all day Sunday when
wo didn't feel like doing anything else,
Here, loo, we used lo sit evenings. Un
several hot nights Ruth, lhe boy und
I brought up our blankets and slept
out. The hoy liked It so well thut
Anally be came lo sleep up here musl
of lhe summer. lt was line for him,
• The harbor breeze swept the air clean
of smoke so thut It wus as good for
him ns lieing ut the sea-shore.
To uh the sights from ibis roof were
marvelluus. They appealed strongly
beeuuse Ihey were unlike anything we
had ever seon or for thut mutter un
like anything our friends had ever
seen. I think that a man's friends
often take away thc freshxess from
sights Ihnt otherwise might move him.
I've never heen lo Europe, but what
with magazine pictures und anupshots
and Mrs. Grover, wbo never forgot that
before she married Grover she bad travelled for u whole yeur, I haven't any
special desire to visit London or Paris,
I suppose it would bc different if I
ever went, but even then I don't think
there would be thc novelty to It we
found from our roof. And it was
just that novelty and the ubllity to
appreciule it tbat made our whole emigrant life possible. lt wus for ua the
Great Adventure again. I suppose
there ure men who will growl that It's
all bosh to suy there is any real ro
marne in living in four rooms in a
tenement district, eating what we ute,
digging in a ditch and mooning over a
view from tho roof top. I want to
say right here that for such men
there wouldn't be any romance or
beauty in such a life. They'd be miserable. There ure plenty uf men living down there now and they never
miss u chance to nir their opinions.
Some of Uiem have big bodies but I
wouldn't give them fifty cents a day
tr work for mc. Luckily, however,
there are not many of Ihem in proportion to tbe others, even though ihcy
make more noise.
But wben you stop to think about it
what else is it but romance that leads
men to spend their lives lishing off the
Bunks when Ihey could remain safely
ashore and get better pay driving a
team? Or what drives them into the
army or lo work on railroads when
they neither expect nor hope to be
advanced'.' The men themselves can't
tell you. They tuke up the work un
thinkingly, but there is something in
the very hardships they suffer whleh
lends a sting to the life and holds
them. Tbe only thing 1 know of that
will do this and turn the grind Into
an inspiration is romance. It's what
the new-comers have and it's what
our uncestors had und It's whut u lot
of us who huve stayed over here too
long out of the current have lost.
On the lazy summer mornings we
could hear the church bells and now
and then a set of chimes. Because
we were ubove the street und next to
the sky tbey sounded as drowsily musl-
cul us In u country vlllnge. They made
me a bit conscience-stricken to think
thut for the hoy's sake I didn't make
an effort and go to some church. But
fur a while it was church enough to
devote ibe seventh day to whut the
Bible says it was made for. Ruth
used lo read out loud to us and we
planned to make our book suit the day
afier a fashion. Sometimes It was
Emerson, sometimes Tennyson—I was
very fond of the Idylls—and sometimes
a bonk of sermons. Later on we bad
a call from a young minister who had
a little mission chapel not far from our
nut nnd who looked tn upon us at the
suggestion of lhe secretary of thc settlement house. We wont to n service ul his chapel one Sunday and before we ourselves realized it we were
attending regularly with a zest and
interest which we had never felt In
our suburban church-going. Later
still we each of us found a share In
the work ourselves and eume lo have a
great satisfaction and contentment In
it. But I am running ahead of my
story.
We'd have dinner this (irst summer
nt abuut half past one und Ihen perhaps we'd go for a walk. There wasn't a street In tbe cily that didn't Interest us, but as a rule we'd plan lo
visit one id" the parks. 1 didn't know
there were so many of them or lhat
they were ho dlfferont, We hnd our
choice of llie ocean or a rivor or the
Woods, If wo hnd wished to spend,
suy, thirty cents In car faro we could
have had a further choice of lhe
beach, the mountains, or a taste of lhe
country which in places had not
changed In the last hundred yeurs.
This would have given us u two hours'
ride. Occasionally we did lhis, but
at present there was too mueh to see
Within walking distance.
For one thing it suddenly occurred
to me that though I had lived in this
city over thirty years I bud not yet
seen such plnees of interest us nlwnys
attracted visitors from out of town. My
alienlion was brought to this first by
the need of limiting ourselvs to
amusements lhat didn't cost anything,
but chiefly by learning where ihe better element down here spent their
Sundays. Vou have only to follow
this crowd to find ont where lhe objects of national pride are located.
An old battle Mag will attract twenty
foreigners to one American. And In-
cldentnlly I wish lo confess il was they
who made me ashamed pf my ignorance
of rtie country's history. Beyond a
memory of the Revolution, lhe Civil
War and a Tew names of men aud
battles connected therewith, I'd forgotten all I ever learned at school on
this subject, lint here the many patriotic celebrations arranged by the
local schools In Ihe endeavor to In-
still patriotism and the frequent Visits
of the boys lo the museums, kept the
subject fresh. Not only Dick, but
Hulh nnd myself suon turned to it us
a vital part of our education. Inspired by the uld trophies that ought
to stand for so much to us of today
we look from the library the ilrst
volume of Fiske's line series and in
thc course of time rend them all. As
wc traced the fortunes of those curly
adventurers who dreamed and sailed
towards an unknown continent) pictured to ourselves the lives of the
tribes who wandered about In the big
tangle of forest growth between the
Atlantic nnd the Pacilic, ns we landed
on the bleak New England shores Willi
Uio early Pilgrims, then fought wllh
Washington, then studied lhe perilous
Internal struggle culminating with
Lincoln and the Civil Wnr, then the
dangerous period of reconstruction
with the breathless progress following—why lt left us all better Americans than we had ever boen in our
lives. lt gavo new meaning lo my
present surroundings and helped me
better to understand the new-comers.
Somehow all those things of tho past
didn't seem to concern Grover and tbe
rest of them In the trim little houses.
They hud no history and Ihey were a
part of no history. Perhaps that's
because they were making no history
themselves. As for myself, I know
that I was just beginning to geKac-
quainted with my ancestors—that Ypr
the first time in my life, I was realty
conscious of being a citizen of the
United Stntes of America.
But I soon discovered thnt not only
the historic but the beautiful attracted
these people. They introduced me to
tbe Art Museum. In the winter following our first summer here, wben
the out of door attractions were considerably narrowed down, Ruth and I
used lo go there about every other
Sunday with the boy. We came to
feci as familiar with our favorite pic-
lures ns though they hung in our own
house. The Museum ceased to be a
public building; It was our own. We
went In with n nod to the old doorkeeper, who eume to know us, and felt
as unconstrained there as at bome. We
hnd our favorite nooks, our favorite
seats und we lounged nbout in the
soft lights of the rooms for hours ut
a time. The more we looked at the
beautiful paintings, the old tapestries,
the treasures of stone and china., the
more we enjoyed them. We were sure
tu meet some of our neighbors there
and a young artist who lived on the
second tloor of our house and w horn
later I came to know very well, pointed out to us new benuties It the old
masters. He was selling plaster easts
at that lime and studying art in the
night school.
In the old life, an art museum hnd
meant nothing to me more than thai
It seemed a necessary institution Jn
every city. lt was a mark of good
breeding in ti town, like the library in
a good many homes. But it hud never
uccurred to me to visit ft and I know
it hadn't to any of my former associates. The women occasionally
went to a special exhibition that wns
likely to be discussed at the little dinners, but a week Inter they couldn't
have told you what they had seen.
Perhaps our neighborhood was the exception and a bit more ignorant ihan
the average about such things, but I'll
venture to sny there Isn't a middle-
class community in this country where
the paintings play the pnrt In the lives
of the people that they do umong the
foreign-horn. A class better than thoy
does the work; a class lower enjoys
It. Where the middle-class comes in,
1 don't know.
After being gone all the afternoon
we'd be glad to get home again and
ybe we'd huve n lunch of joI'J benns
antl biscuits or some of the pudding
that was left over. Then during the
summer months we'd go bac; to the
roof for u restful evening. At night
the view was as different from tlio
day as you could imagine. Behind us
the city proper was in a bluish haze
made by the electric lights. Then we
could see the yellow lights of tho upper windows in all tiie neighboring
houses nnd beyond Ihose, over the roof
tops which seemed now to huddle
closer together, we saw the passing red
and green lights of moving vessels.
Overhead were the same clean stars
which were at thc same time shining
down upon the woods and the mountain
lops. There was somolhing ubout it
that mnde me feel a mnn and a free
man. There wns twenty yenrs of slavery back of mo to mako me appreciule this.
And Ruth rending my thoughts In
my eyes used to nestle closer to me
and the boy with his chin in his bands
would stare out nt sea and dream his
own dreams.
CHAPTER IX.
Plans for the Future
As I snld, with that first dollar In
the ginger jar representing the ilrst
actual saving I hud ever effected in
my wholo life, my Imagination became
fired with new pluns. 1 suw no renson why I myself should not become
un employer. As in the next few
weeks I enlarged my circle of acquaintances and pushed my inquiries In every
possible direction I found this Idea was
in the air down here. The ambition
of nil these peoplo was towards complete independence. Either they hoped
to -et up in business for themselves in
this country or they looked forward
to saving enough to return to the land
of thoir birth and live there as small
land owners. 1 speak more e^pociatlv
of lhe Italians because just now I was
thrown more In contact with them thar,
the others. In my eity they, with the
Irish, seemed peculiarly of real emigrant Muff. The .lews were so clun-
nish that they were n problem in themselves; the Germans assimilated a little
better and yet they too were like one
large family. They did not get Into
the city  llf*» very much and t.'cn  In
TFelr  l.i'rinesS mut'k  pretty closely  lu
one line.     Por a good many years they
remained essentially Germans. But
the Irish were citizens from the ilme
Ihey landed and the Italians eventually becamt such if by a slower pro-
The former went into everything.
They are irencndously adaptable people But whatever they tackled they
locked forward to independence nnd
general'y wor it. Even a mun of f>o
humble nn cmbition as Murphv hud
accomplished this. The Italians either
went Into the fruit business for which
they seem to huve a 1 nuck or served
as duy luburers nnd saved. There
wns a mnn down here who was always
ready tu stake them tj a cfti't and a
supply of fruit, nt an exorbitant price
Li ho suic, but they pushed their carts
pniknlly mllo upon mile until in the
end they saved enough to buy one of
their own. The next step wus a small
fi ult store. The laborers, once they
had acquired a working capital, took
up muny things—a lot of them golng-
into the country and buying deserted
farms. It wus wonderful what they
did with this land upon which the old
sSnek New Englander hnd not beon able
to live. But of course ln pj.rt explanation of this, you must remember
thnt these New England villages hnve
long been drained of their best. In
many cases only the malm, thc halt,
and the blind are left and these stnnd
no more chunce ngninst the modern
pioneer thnn they would against one
of their own sturdy forefathers.
Another occupation which the Italians seemed to pre-empt was the boot-
blacking business. It may seem odd
to dignify so menial an employment as
a business, but there is many a head
of such an establishment who could
show a fatter bank account than two-
thirds of his clients. The next time
you go into a little nook containing,
say, fifteen chairs, figure out fur yourself how many nickels are left there
in a day. The rent is often high—it ls
some proof of a business worth thought
when you consider thnt they are able
to pay for positions on the leading
business streets—but the labor Is cheap
and ihe furnishings and cost of raw
material slight. Pasquale had set me
to thinking long before, when I learned lhat he was earning almost as much
a week as I. It is no unusual thing
for a man who owns his "emporium"
to draw ten dollnrs a day in profits and
not show himself until he empties the
cash register at night.
But the fact that Impressed me in
these people—and this holds peculiarly true of the Jews—wns that they all
shied nway from the salaried jobs. In
making sueh generalizations I may be
running a risk because I'm only giving the results of my own limited observation and experience. But I want
it understood thnt from tho beginning
to the end of these recollections I'm
trying to do nothing more. I'm not a
student, I'm not a sociologist. The
conditions which I observed may not
hold elsewhere for all I know. From n
different point of view, they might not
to anothor seem to hold even in my own
city. I won't argue with anyone about
it. I set down whut I myself suw und
let it go at that.
Going bnck to the small group
among whom I lived when I was with
the United Woollen, it seems to me
that every man clung to a salary ns
though it were his only possible hope.
I know men umong them who even refused to work on a commission basis
although they were pructiculiy sure of
earning In this way double what they
were being paid by the year. They
considered a salary as a form of Insurance and once In the grip of this
idea they had nothing t<? look forward
to except an increase. I was no better myself. I didn't really expect to be
head of the firm. Nor did the other
men. We weren't working nnd holding on with nny notion of winning independence along thnt line. The most
we hoped for was a bigger salary. Some
men didn't nntlcipute more thar>.
twenty-five hundred like me, and others
—the younger men—talked about five
thousand und even ten thousand. I
didn't henr them discuss what they
wore going to do when they were general managers or vice-presidents, but
always whnt they could enjoy when
they drew the larger annuity. And
save those who saw in professional
work a wuy out, this was the career
they were choosing for their sons. They
wanted to get them into banks and the
big companies where the assurance of
lazy routine advancement up to a certain point was the reward fur Industry,
sobriety und honesty. A salary with
nn old, strongly estubllshed compuny
seemed lo them about as big a stroke
of luck for u young mun as a legacy.
I myself had hoped lo find a plnce for
Dick with one of the big trust companies.
Of course down here these people did
not huve the snme opportunities. Most
of tho old firms preferred the "bright
young American," and I guess they
secured mos' of them. 1 pity the
"bright young American," but I can't
help congrululnting the bright young
Irishmen. They are forced as a result to mnke business for themselves
and they are given every opportunity in
the world for doing It. And they are
doing it. And I, breathing In this
atmosphere, made up my mind that I
would do It, too.
With this In mind I outlined for myself a systemntic course of procedure.
It wus evident thnt in this as in uny
other business I must muster thoroughly lhe details before taking up the larger problems. Tiie details of this as
of any other business lay at thc bottom and so for these at least I was
at present in the best possible position. Tbe two most Important factors
to tho success of a contractor seemed
to me to bc, roughly speaking, the securing nnd handling of men and the
purchnse nnd use of materials. Of the
two, the former appeared to be the
more important. Even In the few
weeks I had been nt work here I had
nli ci uhI u big dUTerence-tfUhe-amount-
of Inbcr accomplished by different men
individually. I could have picked out
a half dozen thut were worlh more
than nil the others put together. And
in the two foremen 1 hnd noticed another big difference In the varying capacity of a boss to get work out of
the men collectively. In work where
labor counted for so much In the final
cost as here, lt appeared as though this
involved almost lhe whole question of
prolit and loss. With a hundred men
employed at a dollar and a hnlf a day,
lhe saving of a single hour meant the
saving of a good muny dullurs.
It muy seem odd that so obvious a
faet wus not token advantage of by the
present contractors, Doubtless it was
realized, bul my later experience
showed me lhat tiie obvious is very
often neglected. In this business as
in many others, the details fall into a
rut und often a newcomer with u fresh
point of view will delect wusle that
has heen going on unnoticed for years.
1 wns ulmost forty years old, fairly
intelligent, and 1 hud everything at
slake. So 1 was distinctly more alert
than those who retained their positions merely by letting things v*un
along as well as they always had been
going. But however you may explain
it, I knew that the foreman didn't get
us much work out of me ns ho might
hnve done. In spile of all the control 1 exercised over myself 1 often
quit work realizing that half my
strength during the dny had gone for
nolhing. And though It may sound
like boasting to suy tt, I think I worked both more conscientiously and intelligently thnn most of lhe men.
In the first place the foreman wns a
bully. He believed In driving his
men. He swore at Ihem and goaded
them as an ignorant eountrymnn often
tries to drive oxen. The result was a
good deal the same as it Is with oxen
—the men worked excitedly when under the sting and loafed the rest of
the time. In a crisis the boss was
ahle to spur them on to their best-
though even then they wasted strength
in frantic endeavor—but he could not
keep them up to a consistent level of
steady work. And that's whnt counts.
As in a Marathon race the men who
maintain a steady plugging pace from
start to finish are the ones who accomplish.
The question may be askod how such
a boss could keep his job. I myself
did not understand that at first, but
later ns I worked with different men
and under different bosses I saw that
it was because thoir methods were
much alike und that the results were
much alike. A certain standard had
been established as lo the amount of
work that should he done by a hundred men und this was maintained.
The boss had figured out loosely how
much the men would work und the
men hnd figured out to a minute how
much they could loaf, Neither man
nor hoss took any special Interest In
the work itself. Thc men were allowed to wnste just so much time In
getting water, in filling their pipes, in
spitting on their hands, In resting on
their shovels, in lazy chatter, and so
long as they did not exceed this nothing was said.
The trouble was that the standard
was low and this was because the
men had nothing to gain by steady,
conscientious work and also becnuse
the boss did not understand them nor
distinguish between them. For instance the foreman ought to have got
the work of two men out of me, but
he wouldn't have, if I hadn't chosen
to give it. That held true also of
Rafferty and one or two others.
Now my idea was this: that if a man
made a study of these men who, in this
city at any rate, were thc key to the
contractor's problem, und learned their
little peculiarities, their stundnrds of
Justice, their ambitions, their weak-
ness nnd their strength, he ought to be
able to increase their working capacity. Certainly nn intelligent team-
ster does this with horses und it seemed as though it ought to be possible
to accomplish still finer results with
men. To go a liltle farther in my ambition, it also seemed possible to pick
und select the best of these men Instead of taking them nt random. For
instance in the present gang there
were at least a half dozen who stood
out as more Intelligent and stronger
physically than nil the others. Why
couldn't a mun in time gnther about
him say a hundred such men und by
better treatment, possibly better pny,
possibly a guarantee of continuous
work, make of thom a loyal, hnrd
working machine with u capacity for
double the work of the ordinnry gang?
Such organization as this was going
on in other linos of business, why not
In this? With such a machine at his
command, a mnn ought to make himself a formidable competitor with even
the long established arms.
(To be continued.)
IF A DOG BITES YOU
Dogs are animals whose temper—and
there ls nothing astonishing in the
fnct—is not always equable. While
some nre gentle and every ready to
caress and be caressed, there aro
others which nre surly tempered, showing their teeth on the slightest provocation nnd not hesitating tu bite.
In al) tbls there Is nothing extraordinary. Rut it wus becnuse persons
did not benr this distinction in mind
thnt the bite of a dog which was simply
surly tempered was considered in one
Instance ns thc bite of a rabid animal.
In this case the nrm of a young woman
who hnd been bitten wus so severely
nnd thoroughly cuuterlzed that a very
large wound wns mude,
A young Indy who happened to be
ln a house where there wus a dog attempted to stop tho animal when lt
wns cnlled from ono room to another.
The dog thus tensed finally bit her
on the Inner surface of the right forearm. The result was a strong contusion, plainly showing at its two extremities the murks of the unimnl's
teeth shnrply implanted In the tissues.
Bewilderment on the pnrt of the
young lady, still greater bewilderment
on the purt of those who suw the incident and of the owner of the dog.
What wus to be dom*? No time was
lost in attempting a remedy. The injured regi-n wus llberully washed with
pure carbolic ncld.
The doctor, who saw the pntlent two
hours. Inter, had no trouble tn predict -
Ing, on account of the aspect of thu
skin already affected, that the cauterization, even if it had been Justified,
hnd been badly done and would inevitably result In a large wound.
People mnke a greut error in thinking thut every dog which bites is rabid,
and lhat consequently the resulting
wound must be cauterized, ln this instance it was a question of a dog
which was simply had tempered, and
all that was required was to wash the
wound with boiied water or with borax
water and to make the two small
wounds bleed. The most that should
havo been done was to huve cuuier-
Ized with a redhot iron the points
where the dog had inserted Us fangs.
Subsequently It is particularly important to inquire into tho stnte of
the dog's health. Putting mutters ut
their worst, the dog. when placed under observation, will die within ten
days if it Is really rabid. And only
then should the Injured person repair
to the Pasteur Institute to undergo an
Inoculation against  hydrophobia.
Itut lhe person bitten musl always
be reassured. lie must be told thut
the dog in question wus simply ill-
tempered uud sulky, und that lhe
wound in no wny differs from un ordinary wound. But if he Is ullowed to
perceive thnl there Is nny apprehension
the injured person immediately imagines he is lost, and his state of mind
becomes such us to predispose him to
the mosl serious consequences.
It Is of Utile Importance in such
u caso to call In a veterinary surgeon.
He cannot say positively whether thc
animal Is or Is not rabid. And the
greatest fault that can be committed
ls to sacrifice the animal in case of
doubi. An autopsy of the body by itself cannot settle the question. One
cannot be certnin unless the brnin of
the dog, when carried lo the Pasteur
Institute, gives rise to positive rabid
Inoculations.
The question of the course to be
adopted when one has been bitten by
a dog has already been dealt with. Do
not become alarmed or alarm the person who has been bitten, but rather reassure him. Clensc the contusion by
means of boiled or borax water. If
there is a wound, wash it well and
make It bleed, then cauterize It with
anything at hand, such as lemon juice
or ammonia. Rut never make use of
carbolic, sulphuKf, nitric or hydrochloric acid. A more or less deep and
extensive wound must always result
from sueh a course.
It is very necessary from this instant
to keep tho dog securely chained up.
if after ton days llie health of the dog
is good, the dog has evidently bitten
because it wa.s leased and the prognosis is therefore favorable, But If
the animal dies within this period, the
person billen must without delay undergo inoculation against hydropholha.
A signed autopsy of the dog should
bc made by Ilio veterinary surgeon and
he should send the bulb of the brain
lo the Pasteur Institute of the district
In order lhat experiments may be
made which will definitely prove whether it was really a case of hydrophobia.
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THB   OLDEST   AMUSEMENT
Playing jokes on honeymooucra is a
pastime antedating civilization itself.
With increase of perspicacity, however,
it develops into an art. Tho twentieth
century swain, having wooed and won
his lady fair, discovers that "getting
awny with it"—"it" being the brido
—is a more perplexing proposition than
thn vernacular phrase generally implies.
At this juncture, for some reason or
other, every one of his-kith, kin, and
acquaintance who happens to consider
himself gifted as a joker gets busy to
the end thnt the first hours of double
harness shall be fraught with anything
but that blissful tranquility thnt is supposed to bo tho highest idonl'of matrimonial blessedness. It is in that brief
period between the conclusion of the
marriage ceremony and the commencement of tho honeymoon that the practical joker comes into his own.
Separation and kidnapping may bo regarded as the pinnacle of the honeymoon-baiter's ambition. In the carrying ont of his plans ho sticks nt nothing and respects nothing and nobody.
Great is his glee if lie can invoke the
law as un nider and abetter,
Not very long ago two people in prosperous circumstances were wedded. It
was a rather fashionable wedding, with
an imposing array of groomsmen, a
beauteous bevy of bridesmaids, iloral
decorations, newspaper reporters, anil
the usual trimmings.
Townrd tho closo of the reception,
one of tho groomsmen sought out tbo
plainclothes detective who was guarding the presents. He was plainly in it
great stato of perturbation. Uo took
the eop by the arm confidentially.
"Hist, oflicer! An unbidden cuost,
just come, looks liko a gentlema.i
cracksman; he's slunk up-stairs, third
floor on tho right. Probably despcrato
character posing as a guest. Oct him
awny ns quietly as possible; no scene."
The cop lioildcd a noil of comprehension, and forthwith went to it. Third
door on the right. Suro enough, there
wus his mnn, well dressed, ami even
then handling a valuable gold Wfttch.
Details of whnt happened during tho
next quarter of an hour were never
known, but it was a crowded period,
and then two men went out by a side
door, both much disheveled. One wore
a look of grim, virtuous triumph, tho
other a pair of handcuffs. The latter
appeared to bo ovcr-wliclmcd by his
emotions.
It was late that night boforo the
sergeant in the station-house permitted
himself to be convinced—by a delegation which included a tearful bride—
that thc prisoner was indeed only a victimized bridegroom.
Another young innn escaped more
lightly, though he, too, was sftackled.
The newly wedded couple were leaving
the Grand Union Depot in Chicago for
tlieir honeymoon. They stood on tho
rear platform of their car, the beaming
targets for all sorts of farewell and congratulatory effusions. Then, just ns tho
train started to pull out, two of the
bridegroom's friends, determined on a
final hntnl-slinkc, jumped on tho platform and pump-handle^I the happy bus-
bum! with much fervor.
When tliey jumped off they loft the
happiest mail on earth handcuffed to the
platform rail. A sympathetic conductor
borrowed a file from tlic engineer uud
freed him aftor an hour's work.
Another young benedict, on whom n
similar  trick  was tried,    turned    the
tables on his tormentor. In this caso
the couple were holding an informal reception in the car wheu au attempt wat
made to handcuff the bride and bridegroom together. But the latter was a
shade tuo smart. As oue of the bracelets was snapped on his own wrist, bt
locked the other to tho would-be humorist.
SUGAR—FOOD AND  MEDICINE
Sugar, Ilrst of all extracted from the
sugar cane, was at the outset considered as a luxury. Its extraction from
the beetroot brought It Into general
use, notwithstanding the fact that
several til effects were attributed to it,
sucb as dental caries, gastro-intestlnal
flatulence and diarrhoea.
Scientists, breaking nwny from routine, curried out experiments and
chawed that sugur develops a greut
umount of energy In the muscles when
these are contracted.
Sugar is u chemically pure and very
wholesome food, which gives un as-
slmllnble glucose almost without making any demands on thc digestion. It
gives rise to no secondury toxic product and consequently is never inadvisable except In onses of nervous,
hepatic and pancreatic lesions which
result in tho dlffei*cnt forms of diabetes.
It lujs long been shown by many experimenters that sugar ls a very active
nntldute to toxic substances. Verdigris and other copper preparations nre
annihilated by the ingestion of large
quantities of sugar. In quantities of
two hundred to three hundred grammes a vday, sugar strengthens the
weakened system, gradually renders
thin people stouter and also attacks
consumption. Hs use is to be recommended In all diseases having cachetle
effects.
Finally, the association of sugar with
certnin medicaments augments the activity of the intter, This action Is apparently due to its grent digestibility.
WINTER DISEASES
Without wishing to ascribe a major
role to cold, heat, dryness or humidity
ln the development of seasonal diseases. It by no means follows thnt no
pathogenic influence is to be nttrlbut-
ed to the seasons. They Increase the
number and activity of the morbid
germs and favor their penetration Into
the system, which tbey nlso render
more receptive.
The latter mode of action, the most
obscure of all, hus become comprehensible down to Us minute detail,
thanks lo experimentation. It is In
this way that hy cooling a warm
blooded animal a general enfeeblfment
of the function ean be produced, wblch
Is eminently favorable to Invasion by
germs. If tho cooling does not itself
constitute the disease nnd Is of Itself
unable to produce It, yet It temporarily
predisposes the orgunlsm to the action
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Dickens in America Fifty
Years Ago
IT waa early in the evening of a
stinging cold January day, 1842,
that Dickens stepped on shore In
the United Stales, The ground wns
covered by a thielt enameling of hnrd
snow; but the stars shone brilliantly,
and the darkness wns tempered by a
fine moon. Among tbe young men In
Boston who were overjoyed at the
prospect of seeing Boz lu the flesh, was
the late James T. Fields, subsequently
a prominent publisher in thai city, and
at tho lime of Dickens' death, his representative In America. He has described how he lingered to see Boz;
how he followed him up tho street, his
rapture rendering him immune to the
nipping cold; how he slood In front
uf the hotel as thc carriage drove up,
and how gratified he wns by hearing
thc voice of tho Immortal author of
Pickwick, of Utile Nell, and of Nicholas Nickleby, As the carriage Stopped
in front of the house, Dickens stepped
out, enst ono glance ut the fine, hospitable, worm glow of light that flooded
ihe entrance, and shouted, in bis buoyant wny to those iti lhe carriage, "Here
we are!"
And young Fields was on hand later
lhat evening toward midnight to see
Iiu?. come bounding out of tbo Tremont
House, wllh Lord Mulgrnve for a companion. Dickens was mullled up In a
shaggy fur coat, and heedless of the
hitter weather, pulling at naught thc
frozen surface of the pavements, run
lightly over the snow almost like his
own Uob Craehlt, wisely selecting the
middle of the street, "Wc boys," suld
Fields, describing tho scone, "followed
cautiously behind, but near enough nut
to lose tho fun, Of course the two
gentlemen soon lost Iheir way, emerging inlo Washington from Tremont
Street. Dickons kept up a continual
.shout of uproarious laughter as he
went rapidly forward, reading thc
signs on tbo shops, nnd observing the
'architecture' of the now country into
which he had dropped ns from the
clouds. When the two arrived opposite the Old South Church, Dickens
screamed. To this day 1 could not tell
why. Wns it becauso of Its fancied
resemblance to St. Paul's or the Abbey?
I declare tho mystery of that shout
is still a mystery to me."
Tho following duy all Boston knew
lhat Hov. had landed, nnd then began
those demonstrative exhibitions of genuine affection and curiosity which never censed to accompany Dickens on
his travels for tho following four
months. No such reception hud been
given lo nny foreign visitor to these
shores before that Ume. Even thc triumphal progress of Lafayette, fifteen
years earlier, seemed tranquil In comparison. Had Dickens enjoyed tho
strength of a Goliath ho could not have
attended every dance to which he and
his charming wlfo were asked. To
have eaten nil the dinners, suppers,
and banquets to which ho wus invited
would have beon physically impossible.
He early found that even to havo attempted to reply to his dally mall
would have left no time for anything
else, und would have kept him out of
bod until bile ut night. "How can I
givo you the faintest notion of my reception here?" he asks, writing to For-
itef. "Of the crowds that pour in and
out the whole day; of tho people lhat
line the streets whon I go out; of the
cheering when I go lo the theatre; of
lho copies of verses, letters of congratulation, welcomes of all kinds, balls,
dinners,    assemblies    without    end?"
In New England, he made life-long
friendships'with Professor Felton of
Cambridge, Charles Sumner, Longfellow, and Jonathan Chapman, mayor of
Qostoh.
He stayed two weeks in New England, was charmed With nil he saw and
heard—in Boston, Cambridge, nnd New
Haven, und he nlwnys gracefully acknowledged lho attentions paid him
everywhere,
In sptto of his apparent good will
toward everybody, however, bo flatly
refused to bow to national sentiment.
When, afier he hnd unexpectedly ill a
speech In Huston mado Anme very
pointed references to the justice of International copyright, he insisto! upun
limiting public reference to the samo
i hing again ln a speech at Hartford,
In sptte of the protests of his friends
that his words, though true enough,
wore undiplomatic. Ills independence
and his strong sense of his own right*
eousnesa would not suffer him to use
tact In his public addresses,
Onco out Wost, In St. Louis, he wns
approached hy n literary man who believed ho hnd acquired a suflicient Intimacy wiih Bos to entice hiin craftily
Into his camp. Ho asked Dlel*ens how
he liked our "domestic Institution, slavery" in such an Insinuating manner
as to expect an agreeabte reply, ir not
an honest one, Dickens' eyes blazed
in nn Instant, lie took in the situation
at once. "Not at all, sir," criod Dickens, "1 don'l like it at all!"
"Ab!" returnod his visitor, who showed Homo evidences of being abashed
by the frankness of tho reply, "you
probnbly havo not seen It In Its true
character, nnd are prejudiced ngainst
It."
"Ves, I have seen it, sir!" snld Dickens, "nil I over wish to see of it, nnd I
detest it, sir!"
After tho presumptuous visitor hud
left, Dickens turned to hts secretary
und, burning wllh passion, exclaimed,
"Damn thoir impudence! If thoy will
not thrust their accursed domestic Institution Into my face, I wlll ,not attack It, for I did not come hero for thnt
purpose. But lo tell mo a man Is bettor off ns u slave than ns a froomnn
Is nn Insult, and I wlil not endure lt
from anyone!    I will not hour it!"
Now York ns well as New Englund
wns restless for Boz to appear, und ns
soon as tt learned he had arrived In
lhls country, preparations for his entertainment wero quickly made. An
Invitation sighed by overy well-known
man of letters; many leading merchants, and others of prominence In
that city, wllh Washington lrvlng's
name bending the (1st, wns forwarded
to him, asking bim to be the guest of
honor at n dinner. At the snme time
ihe citizens of New York arranged for
a greut ball at the Park Theutre. und
he was asked tbere so that he might
be gratefully entertained.
Dickens, although so delighted with
his stay In and uround Boston, was
impatient to reuch New York, because
there ho wus to meet for the first time
tbe mnn ubove all others In America
he most craved to see—Washington
Irving, it hns not been sufficiently understood that Irving was indirectly responsible for the fact that Dickens'
name has become so Inseparable from
thoughts of Christmns literature.
Those Chapters on Christmns, which
could be loss spared thnn any olher
purt of Geoffrey Crayon's Sketch
Book, wore read by Dickons long before
he became a writer. He has himsolf
left It on record, In hts letters to the
American author und In his fnlmltublc
speech at tho Boz Dinner, thnt ho was
fascinated by lrvlng's beautiful prose.
How delightful ho was. when, after the
appearance of "Old Curiosity Shop,"
ho found among lhe hundreds of nd
miring letters from America one from
Irving! lie answered It In hts raptur
ous, Impatient manner, and the two
were instantly friends, From that
time forward there wns a strong bond
of sympathy between the two writers.
Dickons had not been half an hour
In New York beforo Irving culled on
him at tho Carlton House, where the
English novelist bad rooms. "Just us
)ve. sat down to dinner," Dickens wrote
to Forster, "David Colden mado his
appearance; and whon ho had gone,
and we were inking our wine, Washington Irving came in nlono with open
nrms. And here bo stopped until ten
o'clock at night."
To run over the names of those who
visited Dickons during his Now York
stay would be to give a list of virtually
all thc men connected with literature
in that city at the lime, Bryant was
a frequent visitor; even N. P. Willis
who had described Boz so unflatter
ingly in ono of bis papers from Lon
don, camo in to see him with an air
of assurance and virtue. Fltz-Groeno
Hailed;, the poet, nnd Lewis Gay lord
Clark, then editing tho Knickerbocker
Magazine, woro often seen at the Carlton. On ono occasion when Dickons
had a few of his choice spirits to dinner, as they passed into his apartment
tbe clork of the hotel, who seems to
hnve been a groat lover of literature,
buttonholed Boa's secretary long enough to exclaim with a kind of reverential awe; "Good Heaven! Mr. Putnam, to think what the four walls of
thnt room now contain! Washington
Irving, William C. Bryant, Fitz-Greene
Hallcck, and Charles Dickens!"
The "Grent Boz Dinner," was given
nt tbe City Hotel on February 18, and
Irving, ns lho acknowledged denn of
American letters and as the friend of
Dickens, was selected to preside.
Dickens, always thc readiest of after
dinner speakers, made the most felicitous speech of his wholo tour. \\Ttat a
beautiful tribute he paid Irving! He
suld, in his Inimitable manner, thnt he
did not go to bed two nights out of
seven without taking Washington Irving under his arm, nnd when he did not
take him he took lrvlng's own brother,
Oliver Goldsmith! And how loyal
Dickons remained to his American
friend is shown by the fact that, in his
most intimate letters to Forster, there
is not a mention of lho fact that Irving
broke down in his speech at lho dinner.
The dinner committee, hnvlng some
apprehension lest Boz should speak
plainly nbout copyright, appealed' to
him before tho function not to do so.
Ho declared ho should, but his reference whon the time came to speak it
was so slight, so gentle, -and In tho
form of nn "appeal by ono who hud
a most righteous claim" to assort his
right, thnt actually tho sentence was
followed by cheers.
From Henry Clay, at Washington,
camo a warm letter of encouragement;
he wrote to approve Dickons* "manly
courso" nnd mentioned his desire to
"stir in it if possible." But Clay hnd
alrendy forwarded his resignation from
tho United Stntes Senate to tho Legislature of Kentucky, to dale from
March 31 of that your.
Whon ho reached Philadelphia, wblch
he found "a hundsomo city, but dlB-
tractlngly regulnr," ho wna completely
tnken in by an unscrupulous political
leader ln that city. This man, who
hnd u pleasant address and was locally
prominent, was Introduced to lhe distinguished visitor, nnd before leaving)
received Dickons' permission to bring
n few friends to seo him. Tbe following day the hotel literally was mobbed,
The street In front of the house was
Impassable; tho corridors of tho hotel
were packed, and the landlord was
distracted; for Dickens refused lo receive his mighty army. Finally the
landlord prevailed upon him to hold a
leveo, urging that, If ho did not accede, a riot very probably would result.
The humor of tho situation overcame
Boz's former decision; ho relented, und
for two hours he received this crowd.
He then learned thnt the crafty politician bad inserted u nolo In tho newspapers that Dickens would receive the
citizens wbo would call nt a cortuln
hour. As for this Ingenious person, he
stood beside Dickens introducing hy
nume almost every man In the lino, and
making political capital out of his assumed Intimacy wtth the novelist.
The remainder of his stay In tho
United Slates. Dickons found mnro to
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hts lilting. He grew fond of Americans, found tlio women beautiful and
the men chivalrous, but their expectorating habit aroused his wonderment
Americanisms to hia unpractised ear
incited merriment, but ho began to
overlook many national characteristics:
as he proceeded on his journey. President Tyler's predicament in llnding all
political parties against him, won
Dickens' sympathy, but lie had
to decline a dinner invitation to the
White House for want of lime lo attend. He parted from Irving, who had
just been appointed Minister to Spain,
in Washington, and during the interview tho American author wept heartily, Dickens found the most comfortable hotel in Baltimore; likened the
Potomac steamboat lo a Noah's Ark;
discussed slavery in Richmond; bought
two accordions, and learned to play
"Home, Sweet Home" with feeling; and
was so much pleased with his treatment everywhere lhat he responded
agreeably to a petition of the most influential men iu St. l.ouls to visit the
West. Travelling across part of llie
country In canal boats, he also had a
taste of thn steamboats on tho Mississippi and Ohio, and although ho frequently had to put up With great tn-
convenience In the hotels In the back
country, took the experience good
naturally, and made Jests of It in his
books. Ho wont to Cairo, 111., then n
young "boom" (own, where, lt Is said,
he had purchased lots, Ho was in
Louisville, Chicago. Cincinnati, Columbus, Pittsburg, Buffalo, and then went
to Cauada, sailing from Montreal for
England, in May.
THE FORCE OF HEREDITY
One of the most tntoroBting of human
odlgroos is thnt of ft family living
noar Montpelllor, In the south oi
Franco. Nenr that town, lb the year
1637, almost three hundred years ago,
a cor tain Jean Nougarot was bom.
This Joan Nougarot had a most unusual
a Ol let lon. Uo was what is known ns
night-blind.
In his eyes tlic retina wns insensitive
to light tnat fell below a certain In*
tensity, ami in falling daylight or in
moonlight he COUhl see nothing. His
:nsQ aroused wide-spread interest in his
lay, and tho recorda of it havo heen
passed down to posterity. Hut more
thnn these records have descended to
this generation. Through teu generations nnd for almost three eonturi.'s
Jean Notigaret's night-blindness has
beon passed oa from children to cllll-
Iron.
Particulars nre known of more than
two  thousand of his descendants all
arrylng this curse from their ancestor
f the dim past. Through .ill these
many yars the affection has behaved
ns a dominant, and thoro is no sign that
long-continued mftrrlftgo with peoplo ol
normal vision hns produced any amol
ioration of tho night-blind state.
All tho evidence indicates that thi;
iiflliction will remain among thc de
scendants of -lean Nougarot ns long a:
a drop of his blood remains in th
world—perhaps through countless cen
turics, oven to the ond of the worh
itself. Fortunate it was for Jcai
Nougarot that he had nut tho power tt
peer through the veil of the future ami
seo tho steadily increasing thousands tt
whom he had passed his taint!
lf progress in the study of heredity
continues, most eugonists bolievo it is
certain to lead to a groat reduction in
the number of marriages, even if it
does not result In a choico of mates
on a purely scientific basis. For example, would .lean Nougarot have mar
SMe/i'sGure
nmammSSSi'SS
ricd if ho had known enough of thc
nws of heredity to have realized how
he curse that was upon him would fall
ipon so many thousands through tho
ong centuries that were to follow? And
iow many afflictions there may be lat-
•nt in one's germs of lifo that a further
tnowledge ol heredity might reveal bc-
c'ore they were passed on to others!
Was it inheritance alone that produced the genius of Shakespeare, of
Voltaire, or Balzac? If ao, aud the
hopes of the most enthusiastic of the
eugonists nre realized, it may be that
ia years to como it will bo possible to
produce another Shakespeare, anothor
Voltaire, noil another Balzac by following tho laws revealed by this fascinating study of heredity.
Nearly all children are subject to
worms, and many are born with them.
Spare tbem Buffering by using Mother
Graves' Worm Exterminator, the best
remedy of tho kiud that can bo had.
Why sutTer frmn corns when they
an bo painlessly rooUd out by using
llolloway'a Corn Cure.
HEATBARLEY
OATS, FLAX
Owing to so much unfavorable weather, many farmers ovor Western
Canada have gathered at least part of thoir crop touched by frost or
otherwise water damaged. However, thruugh the large Bhortage In
corn, oats, barley, fodder, potatoes ami vegetables, by the unusual heat
and drought ol last summer In tho United States, Eastern Canada and
Western Europe, there Is going to be a steady dom and at good prices
for all the grain Western Canada has raised, no matter what Its quality
may be.
So much variety In quality makes it Impossible for those less cx-
perlonccd t«> Judgo the full value that should be obtained tor such grain,
theroforo the fanner never Stood inure In need of the services of the
experienced and reliable grain commission man to act fur him, in tbo
looking  after  selling  of  his  grain,  than ho does thl sseason.
farmers, you will theroforo do well for yourselves not to accept
street or trick prices, bui to ship your grain by carload direct to Fort
William or Tort Arthur, to be handled by us in a way that will get
for you all there is tn lt. Wo make liberal advances when desired, on
receipt uf shipping hills for ears shipped, We never buy yuur grain on
our own account, but act as your agents In selling It to the hest advantage for your account, and we do so on a lixed commission of le. per
bushel.
We havo made a specialty of this work fur many years, and aro
well known over Western Canada for our experience In tho grain trado,
reliability, careful attention lo our customers' interests, and promptness
in niakug settlements.
We invite farmers who have not yet employed us to write to us for
shipping Instructions and market information, and lu regard to our
standing In the Winnipeg Grain Trade, and our financial position, wo
beg to refer you to tho Union Bank or Canada, and any uf Its branches,
also  to lho commercial  agencies of Brudslreels and It. U. Dun & Co,
THOMPSON SONS & CO*
GRAIN COMMISSION MERCHANT*
703 Y Grain Exchange
Winnipeg
i,
(
127
-J ——>
■M
t!lE ISr.AXDKR, a;MBKRi.ASD,
Ct> '0
<HE MAGNET CASH STORE
STOVES, RANGES,
FURNITURE
AND A
COMPLETE
HOUSEHOLD
J1 urr.ishioj Establishment
T. E. BATE
CUMBERLAND, BC
§\xm§exfanb §afe.
RICHARDS & j;'!CK. Proprietors-
MEALS SEKVED AT
ALL ALL HOURS
When you wnntn. gocd choice meal cooked to
the King's taste give us a call      ....
DUNSMUIR AVE.,
CUMBERLAND
RI IITEHiTiP LETTER
GENTLEMEN;
WeJaeg to inform your patrons
through your columns of the" fact that the firm of
Hyuh Bros. & Voung, of-Nabaiihb, B.C. are this year
handling the various Overland models of automobiles
iu three grades and powers us follows:
30 UP.
35 H.P,
40 H.P.
81,450
§1,850
$2,280
F.O.B. Victon
The above cars are made in all the latest
models and are the buy of the season at anything like
the price, with beautiful lines and design.
We beg to inform the prospective purchasing
public in this line of the (apt that we will visit your
district in the near future, and that they will be well
repaid by waiting a very short period to inspect the
Overland and yet a demonstration as well;
HYGH BROS. & YOUNC
P. O. Drawer O NANAIMO, B C.
Agents (nr the OYEGRLAND
Mocel Automobile.
Phone 97
mux*
H^..jidffise
The Big Store
0  Of intern
U   FOU PI
est to you
PAY-DAY
itni)   Vhnnfl   Whenever you buy Shoes from us
fi      AllllKS   You are assured of Quality, Style
UUI    UllUUU   ard price.   The Slater Shoe gives
you these and our Stock i'or Spring is large,  and  We can
Suit All.
Mies.ltera E3S3
I.»te-c Sulci  ii dainty White Waists.
MEN'S CLOTHING. ?
P ices right    UV OiMrnnfc
■ Iuue a Rplenrliit stock to elionse
it,   wi)li  Rlylo^i  material   mnl
Fit vnu.
WALl PAPERS.
EASY PRICES
Tin- largos I Stock ever  shown   in  this
vicinity.  Newest   similes ntul   div-i^iis
Sec our Line of
Spring Crockery
Gold
That
Sell!
Synopsis oi Coul Mining Herniations
COAL mining rights of lhe Dominion
in Munituba, S-tskaiolte'wHn himi Albert*,
the Yukon T.Tti oiy th« N'irfrliwp»l Terii
fcoiie-i nnd in a portion <f 'hn Province of
British Oolumbia, may bt leased for a to m
of tweniy*une years «' hii annual rental nf
SlatiHcre. N->t ni'reihui 2;">00acrt'B
will he l«atu-d tn die upplicanh.
Applioati 'ii for a le*«e must he made by
the applicant in person tntbe Agent or sub
Agont of thu district in wliich the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory th« Innd must be
described bv sections, or legal subdh isiona
uf aeottons, and in uhsuiveyed'erritnry
tiie tracr npplied fer shnll be staked out by
the applicant himself.
JChi'Ii application muat be aceompanied
by it f?e of JB which will be refunded if the
rights applied fnr are tint available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall he pair! on tin
merchantable ouiput t>f thu mint) at tin
rate of live cents por ton.
T..e person operating Ihe mine shall
furnish the Agent wiih sworn returns ac.
I'uUllting for thi! full quantity of merch
Aiitabiecoal mined Hnd p ty the royalty
thereon. Jf the until uiiniag lights are
nut being operated, such returns ahall be
furnished atle*si once a year.
The lease will include Vie con] n.iiri.i.
iglitsonly, but the 1 ssee may be permitted to (Uichase whatever available sur
faco rights may be considered necessary
f .r*he w< rkingof the mine al the rate nf
gtlOOOanaeiti.
Fnr full information $pp!ic»ti"ii should
buiuadetn  the Secretly of i|ie Depart-
ment of the Interior, Ottawa,   ur tu   any
Agent or Sub Ay* nt cf P-miiiiion Lands
W   W. CORY,
Deputy Minister nf the Interior,
JN IS- Unauthnriz-d publication of this
idveriiueiuent will not b • paid for.
HATCHING EGGS FOH SALB—1.
Pure brod Hlipfje Island Reds, $1 ."0 pr
Jo/' n, 3, Fur* \tfptl Sjligle C"iiib,
\\ hiteL'glioniH, $\,QQ dfi2e.ii. Al)pggs
^uaraJiteeilCii'tiJ"'. Apply J Mlll'fil)C£
Uoinox, B. 0.
Notice is hereby given that I will unit ■ re*p nsiblt) for any debts contractedjbi
my wife as she haB left my bed and board,
CllAHLKS R. Kuiok.
D.UetlFjbru ry I'-'ih, 1012.
FOUND-On bench, row-boat;lteellfi
f' i; beanrS feet: built by Turutr, Vancouver.    A -i ly
.)..). BANNKUMAN, Com x. B  C.
EGGS VOW HATCHING—S. C.
While Leghorn?. Wilson Cooper strain
direct, Breeders seleetoj for vigour
nnd large egg production, #2.00 per
15 eg^sj $0.00 per 50 eggs; $10.0Q
per 100 eggs. Order early to avoid
disappointment. F.JI. THOMASON,
Courtenay, B.C.
THE  CORNER   STORE
C£B§
vVW
Ai'g)S
?W£ I .r,
m
Alts
c&3
Great SALE
For TEN DAYS, commencing
TO-DAY Pay-Day
m
(£2*3
*m*
©5*3
WaS.
{&S9) MEN'S CLOTHING, HATS and BOOTS Slaughtered  <S*K
\-*3B_\ Ladies' Slippers ranging from 2.00 to 4.50,      7 K„    ifa
y^l Going for                                             I Ot...   Jrf£
egg) Men's 3.00 Hats, gfiing for                              l.Oll  g^*g
4)S
J. N. McLEOD
Dunsmuir Avenue Cumberland
©S3
TO  CANADMN ARCHITECTS
I'OMl'KTITION    fOH      NPW       Un'IVKRSITV
Buildikos to im BitsoTEP at Point
Grey, nkau Vaxcouvek, Bkitisii
Columbia.
The Government of British Columbia
invite Oumpetitive Plana for the general
echeme aud design fnr the proposed new
University, together with more detailed
I'lans for t lu; building tube erected first
-it an estimated enst of $1.(300,000.
Prizes i.f #10,000 will he given for th.
most successful Designs submitted.
PattieuUrsof the competition and plat'
of Bife may bo obtained on request fron,
the undfis'triifd.
Tho tliaiiiiia to bo Bent iu by July
31 st. 1012, addreaeed to
THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION,
Parliaiueiit Buildings,
yjptppa, Hritisli Culumbia
B.C. Qarme
For Auto and
Gas Engine Supplies
H. PARKINSON
PAINTING, PAPERING, ETC.
Sign Work A Specialty.      Estimates Given.
Agent for Stained Paper, a good imitation of
Stained    Glass.   All orders   receive   Prompt
Attention.     Samples of Paper on hand.
HI.   FJ^RKZIlTSOIsr
BOX 93. CUMBBELAND,
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve 87,000,000
THE ROYftL BANK
OF CANADA
Drafts issued in any currency, payable all over the world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, and Inter
highest current rates allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   -   -     OPEN DAIf
UNION WHARF, B.C., Sub Branch-OPEN THURSDAY*
D. M. Morrison,  Manager
COURTENAY, B.C. BRANCH OPEN DAILY
Wm. H. Hoff,  Manager.
IF YOU WANT A FIRST CLASS PIANO
AT A MODEEATE PRICE
Buy a STANLEY
These Piiihoagive satisfaction in tone nnd touch unci are built lfi
hist a lifetime.
We carry the Victor Gramophone & Victrol&w.
and Victor Records.    Call and hear tiie latest novtuiv
The Victor Puzzle Record Price $r.u>
©  EECOEDS JUST   OJNii.  w
.. DUNSMORE'S  MUSIC STORE -
Ohurell St., NANAIMO, 8. G. Opposite Bank ot
Si: User k ft 1
District Agent for the
Russel, EM.F. 30 Flanders 20
and McLaughlin-Euick automobiles
Fairbanks-Morse   Stationary   and   Marine    Engines,
Oliver 1'ypewiters, Moure's Lights, and. Cleveland,
I Iran I fn rd, Masscy-Ilarris and Perfect bicycles
iijusaivri
^jioorwerciFKi
■      INI
CARS FOR HIRE
NIGHT and  DAY
Phone 18
E.C.
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
mmemem
umwmm*
STOCK=
TAKING
o/\L<l2
We are taking
stock at the end f
the present montfe
and are therefore
flEIClNG DDfl STOCK.
50 Barrels of Best Bread Flonr-Hungarinn - every
sack guaranteed to give satisfaction or money back.
Bought before the advance in flour.      17.00 per bbl,
while it lastB.
75 boxes Choioest Winter Apples at    -  -     *2.00perbox

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