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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
THE CUMBERLAND NEWS established 1894
VOL. VIII.. No. 17
Subscription1 price, $2.00 per year
WHEN WILL HE GET IT OFF?   "Getting rid of the smock."
Weed in Philadelphia Public Ledger.
Cut Down the Thistles.
Various towns throughout the
province have notified property
owners that all noxious weeds
must be destroyed at once, otherwise the corporation will proceed
to do the work and charge the
cost against the property.
Although we have numerous
noxious weeds on the streets in
the citv, the council does not
seem to have taken any action.
On one portion of Dunsmuir Avenue, thistles are knee deep and
coming into flower. It has been
suggested by one of the ratepayers that the thistles be cut
by a citizens' committee and
placed on the seats in the Council Chamber. It may be the
means of arousing the Mayor and
Council to action. Thistles growing knee deep are not very attractive on our main street and
when such, a state of affairs exist it is evident there is something wanting.
George Mordy has been appointed to a position in the local
branch of the Royal Bank of
Canada, and Harold Woods has
been promoted to teller, taking
the place of Alex. Watson who
has been transfered to Chilliwack
and who left for the scene of his
new duties on Friday morning.
R. Bryce left for Vancouver
on Friday morning.
C. D. Hobbs, of Victoria, purchasing agent of the Canadian
Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd., arrived on Saturday,
The local society held a most
successful Rose Tag Day last
Saturday in aid of the French1
Red Cross, at which the gratify-
inn amount of $156.91 was raised,
The executive wishes to thank
all who so kindly helped to make
the day a success, namely, those
who gave roses, the ladies who
did the "tagging," and also the
public who so generously and
The City Council held their
regular session in the Council
Chambers on Monday evening,
with His Worship, Mayor Bate
in the chair and Aldermen Bannerman, Macdonald, Milligan and
James Brown. The minutes of
the previous meeting were read
and adopted. The following circular letter was received and filed:
"There seems to be some misunderstanding as to the Board's
regulations in the sending in of
certain reports. Form 5 is required where the accident does
not disable tlie workman for more
than three days. If the disability will, in your opinion, be longer than three days or if it does
disable the workman for more
than three days, then you are
required to send in Form 7. It
is most important that every
question on Form 7 be answered
fully, thereby saving unnecessary correspondence. The failure to fully answer these ques-.
tions frequently delays the payment of the wotkman's claim.
Form 9 is required as soon as
the workman has returned or is
in your opinion able to return to
work. The employers as a whole
have been particularly negligent
in the sending in of Form 9 with
the result that in several cases
the workman has been slightly
overpaid. You will remember
that the Board is disbursing moneys received from you'and if you
do not take an active interest in
this it greatly hampers the effectiveness of our work. If you do
not promptly send in Form 9 then
willingly responded to the appeal,   	
The society has received a dona- kwe are in duty bound to compen-
tion of five dollars for the June
collection. The regular general
monthly meeting of the society
will be held in the basement of
the Presbyterian Church on
Tuesday, July 24th, following
the regular monthly collection
which will be held on. Monday,
July 23rd.
A. M. Cooke, ■
Hon. Secy. Tieas. pro tern.
sate the workmen on his doctor's
estimate. If Form 9 is promptly
sent in the workman would be
getting his correct compensation
and you would not stand the
chance of having your
ment increasee. H	
If there is any information that
vou wish and will write us we
will be pleased to give it our immediate attention. Yours truly,
Claims Department.'
The account of A. R. Kierstead
for $9.50 was referred to the finance committee for payment if
found correct.
The Chairman of the Board of
Works reported progress on the
repairs to Windermere and Maryport avenues.
Aid. Macdonald, chairman of
the Finance Committe, presented
his financial report for the half
year ending June 30th., showing
that fifty per cent of the current
yeai s taxes had been paid, amounting to $2322.36, and twenty
per cent of the arrears of Dec.
31st, 1916, has also been paid,
leaving an unpaid balance foi the
same period of $4962.00, with
$2522.26 of this year's taxes still
unpaid, making a total of taxes
due to date of 87484.26. The
Council realizing such an enormous amount of arrears of taxes
which are now due and payable,
have reluctantly decided to set
the date of the tax sale for Wednesday, the 26th., day of Sept,
The Mayor and Aldermen expressed their unwillingness to
put the property holder to the
expense of holding a tax sale,
and will welcome any suggestion from the delinquent ratepayer towards making arrangements as to the payment of overdue taxes. Delinquents can pay
a portion of their taxes and make
arrangements for future pay-
^^^_^^__^_^^_^__^^^^^__ ment,  thus saving the expense
WASTE NOT, WANT NOT. Jack Canuck—"Doyou people realize! of a tax sale. Those desiring to
that the food you throw away each year is estimated at $56,- avail themselves of this oppor-
000,000?—Vancouver Sun.    " ' tunity should do so at once.
Sergeant Richard Pearce. of
Victoria,' has been appointed
Chief of Police for the City of
Cumberland. Mr. Pearce joined
the Overseas forces in 1914 and
has seen two years of active service. He won the distinguished
conduct medal at Hooge, Belgium on August 9th., 1915 and
arrived in the City on Sunday,
commencing his duties as City
Constable on Monday  morning.
James M. Savage, General
Manager of the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Ltd., left for Victoria on Monday and is expected
to return this evening.
London, July 11.—Just as the
Russian forces in the east have
torn a big gap in the Austro-
German line in Galicia, capturing Halicz and pressing on toward Lemberg, the Galician capital, the Germans on the western
front have started an offensive
near 'the Belgian coast. This
movement, while it may turn out
to be nothing but a local effort
or something with which the
British will cope with ease after
the shock of the first thrust has
been met, nevertheless indicates
the possibility of a determiped
attempt by the waning German
forces to bend back the British
flank on the Belgian coast and
reach the French city of Dunkirk, about 17 miles distant.
The Germans succeeded in
their initial push by levelling
the offensives through an intense
bombardment for 24 hours and
then attacking last evening over
the devastated ground. The
bridges across the Yser were destroyed by the heavy fire and
the sending up of reinforcements
was found impossible. Thus a
penetration 600 yards deep on a
front of 1400 yards was effected,
the Germans pushing as far as
the east bank of the Yser near
the sea.
The .attack also extended farther south, opposite Lombaert-
zyde. but there, after having
temporarily driven in the British
advanced line a counter-attack
forced the Germans back to their
original positions.
There have been no serious attempts by the Germans to break
through the British front in Belgium since their two campaigns
for Calais in the early months of
the war. The first was checked
along the Belgian front by the
combined British and Belgian defences, aided by the participation of British warships along
the coast. In the second battle
of Ypres the Germans sacrificed
thousands of men in a terrific
drive but failed to effect a penetration.
Reports indicate that the battle in Belgium is still in progress.
The sounds of heavy firing heard
in England all day yesterday
were a,gain heard today, begin
ning at dawn.
British Report.
London, July 11.— Enemy
troops penetrated British positions in Belgium on a front of
1400 yards, says a report icsued
by the War Office today,
In their advance the Germans
reached the right bank of' the
Yser near the sea. The attack
followed a twenty-four hour
bombardment in which the defences in the dunes sector near
the coast were levelled. The
sector was isolated by destruction of bridges over the Yser.
Heard In London.
London, July 11.-One of the
heaviest big gun duels of the
war raged yesterday on the Belgian coast. Sounds of the distant firing were heard in London
from six o'clock in the morning
until nearly midnight and again
today, beginning at dawn. In
some London suburbs tremors
like a slight earthquake could be
Amsterdam, July 10.—Les
Nouvelles of Maestrich, Holland,
reports that Dutch workmen
who were laid off at the Knipp
works on account of the destruction of buildings in the French air
raid last Friday assert that a
quarter ofithe Essen plant was
The material damage is placed
at millions of francs, and it is
said that one hundred employees
were killed and hundreds of others, including 45 French prisoners, were wounded.
London, July 10,—Berlin's official report on the recent air
raid upon Essen, the home of
the Krupp plant, says that only
two bomb holes were found. Six
other bombs, it is declared,
smashed windows in a village
twenty-five miles from Essen.
Bombs also were dropped in the
villages of Speecher, Ehrangand
Oberemmel, where a child was
killed, and on Treves, where the
Franciscan monastry was set on
fire. One airman, who attacked
Treves, was brought down near
Saar, it is announced, while a-
nother airplane was destroyed
and its pilot was made prisoner.
William McFadyen of the Roy
al Bank of Canada staff ef Chill
iwack, is due to arrive tomorrow
morning on a visit to his parent*.
At the end of his two weeks vacation he will leave and take a
position in the branch of the
Royal Bank of Canada at Fan
Juan in Cuba.
Ottawa, July 10.-When the
House met this afternoon Sir
Tht nas White made a statement
which contained the assurance
that it is not the intention of the
government in connection with
any taxation proposals to do anything which would effect the legitimate savings of the .people. It
has been drawn officially to the
attention of the government, he
said, that the use of the expression "conscription of wealth" in
the debates in Parliament and by
public and other bodies outside
of Parliament and by the press
in its news reports has caused a
certain uneasiness among those
whose savings constitute a vital
factor in the business and industrial life of the Dominion and
are so essential to the credit and
prosperity upon which Canada's
efforts in the continued prosecution of the war mnst largely depend,
"I desire to say on behalf of
the government," he said,
"there need exist no apprehension on the part of the public
that any action of a detrimental
character will at any time be taken with respect to the savings
of the Canadian people. On the
contrary, it will be the policy of
the government, as in the past,
to encourage in every way possible the exercise of thrift and
economy, resulting in national
saving, which have enabled Canada to maintain her credit and
improve her economic position
during the war,
"Any taxation to which it may
be necessary for the government
to resort to from time to time
will be in connection with legitimate and established forms of
taxation, sanctioned by the tradition and experience of British
self-governing countries. This
statement must not, therefore,
be understood as precluding legislation providing for income taxation upon those whose incomes
are such as to make it just and
equitable that they should contribute a shar> of the war expenditure of the Dominion>"
Private Albert Shillitto returned from the front on Wednesday evening. He was a member of the 102nd., Battalion,
North British Columbia Regiment, and left for the front during the summer of 1916 and is
now one of returned wounded
In honor of his return a Public
reception was held in the llo llo
Theatre on Friday evening when
the following address of welcome
was read by Mayor Bate:
Fellow Citizen and Patriot:
For nobly have you earned this
title, in that when the Empire's
hour of peril came, you responded ivith alacrity to the call of
duty and have given of your best
in repelling your Country's enemies.
Private A. Shillitto, Cumberland is proud of you; proud of
your association with a gallant
corps—the 102nd., Battalion;
proud of the blood you have shed
in fighting your Country's foes,
and proud of the honourable'
scars you carry; and it is a great
honour to be permitted to welcome home one who has so valiantly upheld those principles for
which the whole of the British
Empire, and her gallant Allies,
are now contending.
While we deplore the nature of
your wounds and your incapacity
for further active service, we
trust that you may still be spared
many years of health, strength
and usefulness. In a relentless
struggle such as is now raging
in Europe "The Last Post" has
sounded for many thousands of
gallant men, and you will no
doubt render sincere thanks to
the Almighty Father for your
wonderful preservation, and the
joy of once more being reunited
with your family. Your recollections of the enthusiastic loyalty of Canada, the throbbing patriotism of the British Isles, the
stirring scenes of France, the
Battle of the Somme, the screech
of shells, the shock of arms and
the smoke and din of battle at
Regina Trench will never be forgotten.
As Mayor of this City 1 ask
you, on behalf of its citizens, to
accept this-Address as a memento
of our appreciation of your loyalty, self-sacrifice and patriotism,
Services such as yours are not
remunerated in gold, rather will
you find your recompense in the
respect and regard which all will
offer to one who has so bravely
fought and bled in his Country's
service.   Welcome Home!
THOS. E. HATE, Mayor.
Upon the platform with His
Worship the Mayor were the
Rev. H. A. Mawhinney, of Alberni, who is here on a vacation
and occupying the pulpit of
Grace Methodist Church during
his stay in this city, and Sergeant
Richard Pearce, D. C. M., another returned soldier and recently
appointed Chief of Police for the
City of Cumberland. A crowded
house gave I'to. Shillitto a rousing reception.
The members of Cumberland
Lodge, No. 26, A.r\ &A.M.. are
requested lo meet in the Masonic
Hall, at li.30 p.m., sharp, on Sunday. July loth, 1917, to attend
Divine Service nt St, George's
Presbyterian Church. All sojourn
ing brethren &"e cordially invited
to be present.   J. VV. COOKE,
.JamenT. Brown, Jr., and Mary
Clark we e united in marriage
at the home of the bride's nai-
ents on Penrith Avenue on Monday, the 9th., of July. TWO
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Published every Saturday by t tit- Islander
Publishing Company at Cumberland,
LLC, Canada.  Telephone 3*5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $2.(0;
Single copies. 5c. Foreign subscriptions
to countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, JULY 11.  1917
From tht* ''Monthly Commercial Letter"
issued by The Canadian Hank nt Com-
merce, Toronto.
Generally speaking, the western farmer is, in many respects,
in a much better position than
hitherto tn increase his production. Two years of high prices
lor his products have enabled
him, even with a normal crop, to
liquidate a substantial proportion
of his liabilities and at the same
time to buy improved farm ma-
chinery. His prosperity is reflected in the demand for building
materials, motor cars and other
equipment. It is no doubt true
that some extravagance is evidenced by the astonishing demand for motor cars, but it must
be remembered that many of
these cars will make for efficiency
on the farm and economize both
time and labour.
In Saskatchewan 21,000 licenses for motor cars were issued
up to the beginning of May, and
if. is estimated by the department
ment that the total would reach
30,000 before the end of the
summer. In 1!)1(> the number
issued amounted to 15,000 and in
1SI15 to !)i.(Hi. This extraordinary increase has been accompanied by considerable activity in
the business centres of the province. T.vo years ago empty
dwellings were numerous in al-
must every city from the head ol
the !!«;-.-• Ui the Pacifi
Rents wi'ii so low thai in some
easts high-priced property did
not bring in sufficient to pay for
the taxes. Today bouses are in
general demand, rents are becoming normal and population is
again increasing. This desirable
change relieves anxiety with regard to the financial position of
some municipalities and evidences general prosperity in the surrounding rural communities, Happily there does not appear to be
any desire on the part of the business public to encourage real estate speculation. There hasaiis-
en/however, a vei-.y natural demand tor land  aiming successful
it is to the maintainance of our
financial position. Labor and
ocean transportation difficulties
are perhaps equally responsible
for the falling off in exports,
which were less in April by $21-
000.000 than the imports for that
month, the first unfavorable balance since February. 1915.
Ihe reports of industrial companies recently issued show remarkable profits for the twelve
month period which they cover,
but it is noticeable that the output of coal is less, and that
strikes in that industry are having a far-reaching effect. In
southern British Columbia an
important smelting plant has
been closed down since the first
of May ow,ing to the shortage of
coke caused hy the strike in the
Crow's Nest Pass collieries, and
at the end of May the prospects
of a settlement were regarded as
being somewhat remote. The indirect results of tinis strike are
no less serious. Railways are
handicapped by a shortage of
fuel for their engines and consequently the movement of freight
is obstructed and business is effected in endless ways. The effect of recent strikes in the coal
mines, in the shoe industry in
Quebec, in the steel industry in
the Maritime Provinces, in the
mines of Ontario and elsewhere
has been to cause a serious decrease in production. An undesirable result of the prevailing
high wages has been that a few
weeks of work is followed by a
few weeks of holiday. Contrary
to expectations high wages have
not in many cases contributed to
labor stability or efficiency.
Manners for the household, and
manners for the public; all sweetness for the stranger, but carping and complaining, and faultfinding for those at home—the
very ones to whom we should
look for care and help in case of
sickness and dangerous accidents!
Out upon such double characters,
such unmanly, such unwomanly,
such miserable, mean hypocrisies! If you have one spark of
love, cherish it as you would expiring life; kindle it into, some
holy flame, and come out in the
magrtaminiity of your nature into the sunshine of a more loving
heart, of a more kindly countenance, of a more smiling face,
and with all eyes twinkling with
tun and merriment: joyous sun-
Coast. shine will then dissipate thesom-
iuv clouds of the household, and
childien, and servants, and you
yourself will he a thousand
| times happier, 'fry it for a
week; be more of an angel in
spit-it, and less like •-> demon al
heart, and you will be so pleased
with the change, that, you will
ever thereafter try to be an angel still.
Synopuls ot Cotl Mining Regulation
t.'DALiniiiinu nyhlH of the l>Miuitiini.
in Miuiitobft, S»iVatch«wiMi ntnl AltiertH,
the Yukon Territory, theNorthneBtTerri
farmers and Ihe number ol' prom-1 ""'<",ml'"* P»«'on "' "'«lwinoe »f
. .      .       . ,iii      .   BritiahColumbia, iiimf be leaned fur a term
isingummigrants on  the lookout Lftww.ty.une »e»ri»t«iiituiiu«l rental of
for homesteads has also increased I $lan aore,    Not more than 2,oooHcres
Railways and land companies report more sales during the past
i wo months than have taken
place in the same length ol' time
in many years. Altogether the
outlook is promising and Ihe high
prices for farm products, on
which the present prosperity depends, are likely to continue for
some time after (he war.
Labor conditions render it increasingly difficult to meet the
heavy demand for munitions.
Loss of time through trade disputes and desultory work are as
great an obstacle to the full util-
- izatlbn of ihe country's industrial rerources as ihe actual
shortage in th > tupply o7 labour.
Unleis sime, more effective regulation of labour is introduced,
which will bring about more reg-
i.l ir and more permanent sei vice,
it may not be possible to sustain
the present volume of exports of
manufactured goods, essential as
will lieliMBed to one applicant.
Application foi a leaae muat be made by
the applicant iu peraon to the Agent oriuh
Agent of the district in which the right*
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
deacribed by sections, or legal subdivisions
of sections, and iu uuaurveyed territory
the tract applied for shall he staked out by
thuappllcattt himself,
Kach application must be accompanied
by afee of 16 which will be refunded i/the
rights applied forarountavailable, but nut
otherwise. A royalty ahall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at tht
rate of live cents per ton.
The person operating the mine ahall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns ac
counting for the full quantity of merch
anlable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal miniag rights are
not being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease wilt include the coal mintnu
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available but
face rights may be considered necessary
forthe workingof the mineat the rate of
For full information application should
he made to the Secretary of the Depurt-
ment of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to   any
Aueut or Kuh Agi'iir ofUomiuinn Lauds.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.lt t jiauthoriled publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
Tents in all sizes in Drilling, 8 and 10 oz. Duck, at the old prices.
Bathing Suits, white Canvas" Rubber-soled Bathing Sandals.
Newest styles in Striped Middies, in Copenhagen, old rose, navy and
black; also white with striped trimmings.:
Wash Skirts in Ducks, Piques, and Bedford Cords.
Outing Hats. Sunshades and Tennis Shoes.
Watch this Space for
Specials Next Week!
Gents' Sport and Lounge Shirts, B. D. V.
Watson's Combination Summer Underwear.
Bathing Suits, in one and two-piece Suits, fast colors.
Just to hand, the newest styles in Summer Neckwear, Sport Ties, Wash
Silk Flowing Ends; in plain and oriental designs.
Tennis Pants and Shoes.
Straw Hats. Invictus Shoes. Two-piece Suits.
Most ppople are in a hurry; they have little
time to waste. When .you are in a rush, think
how the telephone will help you. It reaches
everywhere.   Its use is economical.
They say: "The more hurry, the less speed,"
but originated in the days before the telephone.
Now it is: " The more hurry, the greater speed,"
for the action of the telephone is instantaneous.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.I.., President.
SIR JOHN AIRD, (ieneral Manager      H.V.F. JONES, Ass't Oen. Manager
CAPITAL, ir.,000.000.       RESEKVE FUND, 13,500,000.
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is niven to every account. Small accounts are welcomed. Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons,
withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor.
SAVINGS   BANK:-This Bank pays interest at 8$ pet-
annum on all depositsof $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts are welcomed.
There is no other drink that will relieve fatigue
like good wholesome beer. When you have just
got through a hard day's work and you're hot and
tired and thirsty, it's a glass, of good U.B.C. Beer
that will revive and refresh. It will do you good;
make you feel better.
Drink  Beer with your Meals
Beer improves health and appetite.     Ask  for
U.B.C; it's the beer of Quality-none fetter.
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock- -all home grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, etc.,
ant! in fact all hardy.trees and plants for the Garden.
Largest and best assorted stock in the country. Price-list
on application.
Ladies' and Gents'
Fashionable Tailor
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C. i
a-gs-g-aaai '    '	
Charlie Sing Chong
General Merchant
Dealer in
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, and
General Merchandise, at the^
Lowest Prices.
Chinatown, West Cumberland,
Hong Chong & Co.,
Bevan, B.C. ,
Opposite the Railway Station
This Hotel has been renovated throughout and is now a strictly first-class Hotel
in every respect.    The best and finest
'   supply of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
See The
'Voice on the Wire'
■f Every Saturday
At Ilo Ilo Theatre
When in need of a car ring up
86L.    Nanaimo and return the
flame  day.    Terms  reasonable.
Fire wood-for sale.     Apply to
Phone 86 L. Happy Valley
WANTED:-A second hand cooking range and couch, cheap. Apply to Cumberland Dye Works.
FOR SALE: A five room house
with hot and cold water. Apply
William Potter, Cumberland.
Slab Wood for Sale at $3.00, pet-
Load.   Cash or. Delivery.   Phone
95 L.
RoystonSawmill Co.
,   Ltd.
King George Hotel
•     VICTOR BONORA, Prop.
First Class in Every
Respect    :    :   :   :
Terms moderate.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Repairing a Specialty
West Cumberland
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
on-! month. Then form your
own conclusion. If it leads to
better spirits, better health,
continue it. If it does away
with dirt, improves your appearance, continue it. Remember a well-dressed man always
wants the best.
Also you must get your shoes
cleaned; and don't throw vour
tan shoes away because they
are old—have them dyed.
Ask for the Monthly Ratei.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Grocers and Bakers
Agents fur Pilsexkr Beer
Cumberland    Courtenay
First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates
She Was Dashing and Handsome
With Many Moths Fluttering About Her.
Sylvia Blaine was happier than she
had. ever been In all her life before.
But when one la nineteen happiness
comes easily, especially when one Is
In lore.
Tom Darragh was generally considered the moat promising young lawyer In Stapleton. The Darraghs and
the Blaines had been members when
Stapleton was only a tiny hamlet; old
Hr. Darraugh had returned to the city
ot his birth to end his days there, and
Tom had gone into a lawyer's office.
Now at twenty-seven he had a flour*
lahlng business. And he loved Sylvia
Sylvia could not believe that it was
right for any girl to be aa happy as
ahe was. And why should Tom have
chosen her when there were so many
■weet girls ot his acquaintance? If
he had ever known her cousin Agatha,'
for example, ahe was sure that Tom
would never have looked twice at
Agatha Blaine was five years older
than Sylvia. Although she bad been
born In Stapleton, she had not lived
there much during t her checkered existence. She had made an unhappy
marriage and 'was. suing the man for
a divorce. Agatha was a handsome
blonde—"dashing," people called her—
with any number of moths fluttering
round her. And the worst of It was
that Agatha, who could never resist
making conquests, was coming to stay
with Sylvia's mother.
Row could the little country girl retain her Influence over Tom when
handsome, rich, citified Agatha was
"Why, you foolish child*" said Tom
laughingly, when Sylvia [voiced her
Suddenly She Stoppsd.
fears, "don't you know that I'am
audly Infatuated with you? Bring -on
jrou* Agatha and watch me."
Sylvia sighed end suffered Tom to
U» the incipient lines ot trouble ctt
bar pretty forehead. But when
Agatha did arrive, a resplendent be-
lag In a picture, hat, with four trunks
and a pedigreed dachshund, she was
more than ever convinced that her
days of happiness were numbered.
Agatha was, so kind that the girl
half minded to confess her trouble to
her. But Agal ha seemed also a little
heartless. Sylvia was bound to confess that as she sat with her and her
mother end watched the elder lady's
eyebrows gradually contract as she
listened to their, visitor's flippant comment on men atid events. But doubtless V. was Agatha's unhappy! matrimonii J experience that was responsible '.or that
"Why, my dear.auntie/' she said to
87/lvla's mother, "what funny, old-
fashioned Ideas you have about, men.
lay woman can twist any man.'round
her little linger, If she chooses."
"I wonder If she will oho/ose to
twist Tom round her little ' finger,"
sighed Sylvia to herself, when Agatha
congratulated her warmly. Har Interest in the engagement seemed almost
Vnnaturati and sbe Insisted upe. n pur-
'chasing a. large part of Sylvia* trousseau. Site also lacjutred Into tho condition of Tom's finances, and when
she learned that his home would have
to be a vnry modest one sbe se.smed
Quite distressed.
"And 1 haver more' poM f tnan '
know what to do witN" musingly.
"Richard settled 140,000 o,\ me wheu
we were married, you knov. *'
On the day after her an *Tal Tom
was introduced to her. Sylv, *• w»tch'
tag them closely, although >ne u'
samed an indifferent manner, f *tthat
bar worst fears were confirmed. ■ *ltn"
la a few minutes after the inti **}•*
tloa they were chatting'together i"**
old friends, i
•Well, I've seen this wond el* ''
Oonsln Agatha," said Tom, as the*,
naited, "and she can't hold a ci indla
to you, sweetheart." But Sylvl » detected a note of Insincerity In .\ his
voice, and that night she crawl h* * lelt
to sleep.
The next day Cousin Agatha.pre, ■*&■
id a headache when Sylvia b react ea
the proposition of a walk. Sy ivla h »°
some shopping to do, and, 'after *
stroll through the woods i done, i
turned through the village. . Suddeat 7
she stopped dead; she felt M thong! *
an Icy hand had been lal 4 upon hsi
heart, for at a window    oa the sea,
and story of some business offloes sht
saw Agatha's bat
There was no mistaking that hat
There could not possibly have been
another like it In Stapleton. And the
irony ot the situation lay In the fact
that the hat was nodding at the window of Tom's office.
There were few people In the
street, and nobody noticed Sylvia
clinging, with pale face and trembling
limbs, to a corner of the building opposite. She could not tear her eyes
away from what she saw. And a moment or two later she saw Agatha's
filmy lace handkerchief pressed to her
eyes, saw Agatha's head bowed upon
her hands, and saw Tom's hand patting her cousin's shoulder consolingly.
After awhile Sylvia summoned
strength to go home. She did not tell
anybody what she had seen. She wrote
a little note to Tom that evening.
"I find that I made a mistake," she
said. "I thought I loved you, Tom,
but I was wrong. Please do not call
or'write to me, and never ask me to
She knew Tom was too proud not to
take her at her word. And the next
two weeks were miserable ones, for
she herself was too proud to let Agatha know how she was suffering.
"Well, I must say L don't think
much of that Sweetheart or yours. Sylvia," said Agatha. "It I were engaged
to a young man I should expect him
to come to see me every evening. And
here it must be a couple of weeks
since he has put In an appearance."
Sylvia did not make the retort that
was upon the tip of her tongue: That
on four separate occasions she bad
seen Agatha In Tom's office. And when
her mother, looking at her searching-
ly that night, asked her whether anything was wrong between Tom and
herself, she denied It miserably and
hurried to her room, that she might
give way to her tears without restriction.
But everything draws to a close, and
the time was come for Agatha to
leave. The four trunks were packed,
the wonderful hat went Into a special
box, giving place to a neat traveling
hat, and Agatha was waiting for the
rrlage to come to convey her to
'the station.
'Sylvia, dear," she said, "there isn't
(anything wrong between Tom and
(yourself, Is there?"
, "N-no," stammered Sylvia brazenly.
She would never give her cousin the
satisfaction of knowing the harm that
ahe had wrought. -
! "Because," said Agatha, "I wouldn't
have engaged his services If I had
Reason to believe he was going to be
{unkind to you."
I "Engaged his services, Agatha?"
jasked Sylvia, bewildered. -.
: "Yes, dear. You know I didn't like
my lawyer, Wagstalt, who, between
ourselves, hadn't been quite straight
■with me. So I thought: Here's (500
jworth of law business going begging,
and why shouldn't Tom Darragh have
'it and be able to start housekeeping
[with a neat egg In the bank? Only,
I'm afraid be must think me a dreadful goose, Sylvia. Because, the first
'time I want to bis ofllce 1 began contrasting him In my mind with Rich-
jard, and thinking what a lucky girl
Eiu were—and I Just broke down and
•led. Why—Sylvia!"
For Sylvia was crying, too, and
hen the cab arrived she had only
Just begun to explain. She was so
remorseful that she did not notice the
direction which the cab was taking
until It stopped outside Tom's office.
And then—
"I can't go In, Agatha. I dare not
I'll write to Tom—"
"Well, now, you Just sit still and
til bring Tom out to you," said Agatha sternly. And when, a minute later,
the door opened and Tom came In.
Sylvia clung to him, sobbing and repentant.
"O, Tom, wbat a goose I was. Can
yoifv. ever forgive me?" she asked.
"(Jn one condition," he answered.
"Thaf\you marry me next month."
"On one condition," said Sylvia docilely.
"Which Is—?"
"That Cousin Agatha shall be
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Children's White Cotton Wash Hats, 5(ty each.
Infants' and Children's Bonnets and Hats in a variety of styles from 75^f to
Small Boys' Wash Hats, Just-rite for summer, good washers.   35^ each.
Boys' Summer Overall Suits, from 3 to 6 years, blouse and pants. Price $1.00
Leader in children's black openwork Stockings, regular prices 30c. to 50c. a
pair, special price to clear, 15ft a pair, or 7 pairs for $1.00.
Special lot of Girls' good Washing Dresses, last season's styles, were $1.25.
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Girls' Jack Tar Middy in white, with assorted colors on collar.   95^ up.
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