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The Islander Nov 4, 1911

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A New Stock of
Umbrellas & Rainproof Coats for th*
wet weather, at
/V*.^ [
f.'OV .';" Iiiii
,/Ctofma, B. £l
Unshrinkable uhd-
derwear for ladies
and children at
No 75
Subscription price $1.50 per jMr
Cumberland Although
Defeated Makes
Good Showing
Tbe following froa Iht Ft* I me
N»u»lmo, shows whal lh* OoulOhta
ploni tbi .k ol Oo«tirltod'iplay,aod
•petit, highly ol Iht Mem!
"Tho opetiog game ol lb* B.O.
Football Litgai wii pltyrd boto ot
Bo idey, tbe local boyt defeating Oom-
berland alter a .trenuou. ftat by Iht
oloie aoora ol ona goal to ail.
Both teama pal ap t tat eleee ol
football aud t beta ware muy titilioi
thrill*, whlob kept tba sptetlten ot
thatif-toa of cioiumaat duilag the
entire fame.
During tbt Bret boll Ibt OumWr-
lande looked aa Iboagb thty would
ran away wltb tbt gems.bot >iatimo
defenM wart playing t hard iMady
garni, and lavid jnil in tint I* prevent wbtt looked to bt t ttrtaio goal.
Time and agaia Ibt vbittn by iphr-
did combination and paaalag, woald
work tht ball down almoal lo tht goal
■oath only to lott il or mtkt t week
ehol. During Iht Aral ball Ibt pit}
wat wry tvinly daiidad, bat Ibt Oan
berland ladl baflag t .bade tbt bt.1
ol tbt tggriHht work, bM waitbtr
team aaeoatdtd ia atttlog Ibt ball,
and whea Ibt wbletk lor ball Iimt
honon .Iood tf ta.
Oa returning pity tkt CombtrUtd
boyi wtrt dttidadly oo Ibt aggrtMifa,
and bad ttteral Ibota oa Naotiao't
goalwbitb either weat wide or wttt
were handled latliltetoiily by 8bt|-
heid. AI laat Nanaimo brokt tway,
Brown tod Waddall workod Ibt ball
dowo tad ittared • torotr, Waddall
look tba kitk tod plated niotly,
Brown beading tht ball to Oibaoa't
leal, who took t qoiak ihot and ttortd
btfori Ibe goal tender hod My poeai-
bltobenoiol laving. Thit did att
dishearten ibt Cumberland boyt wbo
wtol tl il hammer tod tonga and
"Baity" wtt tailed opon lo atop toai
pretty bot tbott, boi aooattdtd it.
handling Ibta all, although Ihey
kept bim oo tbt jump. Tbt garni
w ood ap with a ttrtt rally trtow!
Ibt Cnmberland goal, whioh broaghi
tbe.peotature to lb.li hai la wild ta
tbutiasm.acd during wbiob Ibt goal
lender waa doing valiant work wbll.
lying loll Itngth on Ibt ground. Bt
■ueoeeded ia olttring jutl before Ihi
whittle blew lor fall lime.
Tbe Cumberland team art t tat aggregation nl footballers, and trttdt-
oided eeqnl.i i <0 to Ibt League. Tbt..
playt laat aggrtteive game, tad lb'
forward lint work wall togttber.Wbti
tbtyttrikt thtir gill Ihty wlll lake a
lot of beating, tbt witk tpol ia Bon-
dt/i game wat thtir .booting. Tb.
defence, headed by Tom Hiada, art tl
good men and tha oppotiog team wil
have to work for tvary goal Ihty pt.'
. Alter being defeated ia Ntniiat
Iht team proceeded lo Violorit, tar
whilt Ibty btvt uothidg bot prtbt
for tbt tqnaredaal tbty bad tl Natal
bio, tbty havt a decided groooh again
it Violorit oa Ibt ground of bad rif-
Tbeviiitiog team il lappottd lo
piok thi referee and Ibie role wai Ml
livad np to lo Violorit aad tbt ofBeitl
Well—tbe leet .aid tha belter. Oar
ney tooredin Iht firat minute, bul tbe
goal waa diaallowad, aad with bird
look tad crippled playera tbt boy.
went dowo to defeat—1 lo aolbiag.
Cnmberland Hall Was
Greeted With Large
Good Picturet, Good Untie, Large
Crowd—Tltit waa at the opening of the
new moving picture allow, which started
on laat Wedneaday evening in the Cumberland Rail by a company of well
known gentlemen, and impacted wsi-
dsnts ai thia city, Messrs 8. McLeod
Chat. Parnham and Austin Hugo.
Tli« firat attempt of the promoters
haa met with grand succeed, and Thi
IsLixoaa bega to congratulate them
It thtir uadertaking.Never before waa
Cumberland Htll greeted with auch n
large audience, tnd ai a good many
were heard to remark that "the pictures
were the clearest and but that were
ever ahown in Cumberland".
There la noreaton whatever, why the
iCtntlemtn at the head of thit new
venture ihould not "make good," aa we
•aid, they era well known, being residi-
denti here for a long time, aud by
proper management and catering to
Iheir patrout in the right way. and by
jedioioaa sdver tiling, ofooune; tbeie
ia no ration why they should not male
a Microti ol the moving picture b» i-
Another attraction in the above ia the
rendering of approperiate selections ly
tha Roy Orchestra,
We are informed by themnnagement
that the pictures tor tht coming week
will be equally as good if not better
than thoae ahown previously, they
iiaviog secured one of the belt film
aarvicei on the coast, to that the public
oan real assured of witnessing a good,
claaa, moral picture show, every night
ia tht week.
The machine uted for the production
of these moving pictures is one of the
up-to-date, meehiuna on tha market;
there ii no bitter used in the larger
ciliea. .'
Memorial Service for tbe Ute Thoe.
Boyd will be londuoted ia tht Method.
itt Church to-morrow evening.
LOST—Between Big Hill Oamp and
Town, a fur. Finder will confer a favor
by returning aame to thia office.
Officers Elected Last
Sunday October
Al (he meeting held in tlieK. of P.
hall October 20th liy llie B, P. I. Order
of Liens there was an election of oflicers and the following were installed:
Past Master. F. Z. Good; I
Worthy Muster, William Merrifield;
Deputy Master, William Nelson;
Vice Master, Thomas McDonald;
Financial and Recordind Secretary
P. Harrison.
Chaplin, M. Maleiick;
Marshall, Geo. Yarrow;       •
Inner Guard; 8 Lawrence;   1
Ouler Guard, A.  Peacock;   .'
Trustee!, W. Mernfeild;
P. Gordon;
F. Z.Good;
There wai quite an attendance  that
taxed the capacity of the Hall aad a
number of new candidates were initiated into the realms of Lioniam.
There will be a meeting Sunday November Gth, inst. at 2.80 p. ut. in K.
of P. hall. AU member nre .equested to
There are many who have depart. <1
loved ones laid away in the "Silent
City" of the dend—it is appropriate
that they should have something
ta mark tlieir last resting place ami
that the dead mny not be forgotten. M r
H. Parkinson cnn supply you with
something to suit you in the line of a
memoriam; these menioi iams are made
out i.f wood and are an imitation of tho
real marble tombstone, and can be supplied by Mr. Parkinson in any design
aud whatever inseriptiou you may des
ire. They are most reasonable in
price and will stand the weather a long
Tbt   drtwiag   for   Ibt    latbion
wbitb it oa show ia T. D. MiLtaa'a
wiadow will bt drawo lor oa Monday
nlgbt, Novtabtr lotb.  Aoyoot witb
mg lo gti tay doty work ol Ibi tbovi'
tlod ata do to by applying to T. D
tftLtaawr Mn.Bboltltworlh, Union
Tkt Pythian Biitin kild a daooe io
htOaabtrltad Hall oa Tundty ••-
ininglul.  Aaoiltnj ytblt tviaiog
wm tptal. Tbt ladies win numerous
Ml gtntliaia wtrt al a premium
AlMr ill Iht worrying whtthtr Cam
utrlaad oanld held btr plaot in Ihi
Inigat, wi havt Iht atwt tbtl Ltdy
•■lib bai dropped cut ol tht League
talirtly; tad Vtaooavir. iht Mam
tbtl wtt doiag Ibt mott kicking a-
boal Oaabtrltad gittiag a pltot io
ibiLeeguils notgoitg to play tin
January, and by thai Hat Oumbei-
Iaad wlll nave played lour gem*, N»-
aaiao tad Victoria two taeb. Van
oouvtr iltiai they wnt to fiaith
ibtir Diitrtol tttgw, boi Ibt rail
ration It tbit thtir .tar player, are
wilh Ibt Hillhtnl Mam io tbi Old
Ooaalry aad will oot retmn lill New
TlieCour'enay Basketball and Social
Club are giving a Grand Masquerade
Ball in the Opera House on Thursdny
December 28tli which promises to In-
one ..f the moat impnrtant Dances to
lie held in the district this season. All
who were at the one held in Courtenay
last mason will remeinlier what a fine
time they had, and the Cluh expects to
have even a better one than ever.
There is a big prize lint,
Messrs MrKi'iizieantl Cameron havi'
opened up their new Cafe in Cuurtenay
and are going to catei tu the public in
Arst olass style. We all know big "Mac"
to lie a first clnss Chef ami hope he
will haw the success he merits
Mr. A. E. Ev na tlte Survey..r is in
Courtenay for a few days on Professional business,
The Bnsketliall Club are doing big
things this senson. A Ball Onme ami
Dance every Thursday is ou the Dills.
Mr.O. Fechner the enterprising pro
prietor of the Riverside Hotel intends
to put a |10,(XX>.(i(. addition on hia
Hotel this Fall.
There are eight motor cars owned in
Cuurtenay and it is expected there will
be more in the Spring.
Rumors of marriage and giving in
marriage are rife in the District. The
names of Victors tnd Victims will lie
published if they don't soon come
through with the goods,
The delights of joy riding
appear to appeal to feminine hearts
the only hope for the poor unfortunate
ownir of a horse and rig ia to wait until
anow comn, if they don't get from out
Courtenay  Is Becom
ing a Town Of
Tbi. betatiful little place in tbi
beirt ofiheOomoi Valley it de.tined
to hold itt hold it. I etd up among
the fromimnt centres on Vaueome
Itlaud. Surrounded by one ol tie
largest agricultural dittricta ol ibe
north and closely coutlgnoui tn ■
arge c ntre of the eoal Oiimug ittdn -
try wbiob provides a market fur let
produce at do the Fraser K ver Hnw-
millt Logging Camp,
Witb the ttttlimenl of the oca.
rigbtt oatei iu the courts, or tha ball*
ol legislation, coal mines will be op. o
ed right in tbe Valley and inerei ■• i t
population acre, and right iu Ilu
with this advsiicf'ifeu' ttist ; mm ..
ol ths general store business iu tin
dtniiiot, Mr. J Mc. hi t, hns iu court-
of cuwpletiou a modem up-lo-datt-
ore whieh will besupeiior to au;
thing we have to lar tern lire.
Bea. estate offices   abouud, those
barbiugeri nlboomt and tie eeideuc
of prosperity are to be teeu on .ve y
Livery llablet' arl io prolusion nnd
Ihree biiektmbb shops art k-pi bUfj
all the year.    lb< rt sre tiist oris, i -
- niodnti as to  be I ed ia the hotel.
a < itber eidn of thr rivet.
Tbe Am ki.lt-1 tn toe nnd it-Com -
.n»jn ihe Kiviitide, i wuid.ii tl.
:..oi«l Mr   0 H  Feotucr     li.islui
eli} il firs-cot-   u i v. ry rm ut, iu
act «btu • km,, ui'h n<w    lnt Ir,
eacb enibfir. wosid. ul the liver,'M >
•uy hnd in diffii'nlialf bnnem tl.
tti«it(.idesr.d the Courtenay H■nii,n •
latter wbicb is uwued by Mr. J. b
1 bn* i.u, nnd aoytuiug y< u want ni
oquid   relrethmtnts  can    be  supplied by tbeee tw i geuul hosts.
The amuteuieut end uf the town L
tupplied by the opera houte owned by
Mr. Fechner, and wu believe, uiauaged
by Mr Frank Cameron, »ho keeps the
thihg on the muve with the best rpad
companiea, basket ball, dances etc., and
help to paaa the long winter evenings.   ,
Pool and billiard playera are catered
to by Mr. Putter in the opera house
There it alto a fine rettaursnt in tl e
same block, owned by McKenzie & Cam
eron with white help ouly. Thia restaur
ant will be known aa tbe "Club Cafe".
Situated next tu thit ia McLeod & Ut-
gie'a haberdashery, whioh it un the
ground floor in this business and ought
to do well for their pluck and enterprit.
Afler Vititing the campt of the Frat-
er River Logging Compauy, the reporter
returned to town and lelt that he had
duue a day't work.
Our old friend Mr. Alhert Piokard
is iu the city on a visit, removing olti
acquaintance. Mr. I'iekr il has been
a rdsideiit of Tvxnilu since hu lefl. hore
"Allien" is looking hale and hearty
Remains     Laid     At
Best In Cumber
land Cemetery
On nnd after this date I will not In.
renponsil'le fur deliis cuittini'ted by nn}
ono in iry name without my written
ordei.    . A nijukw Thomson.
On laat Sunday October 29 tbi funeral
of Thomas W. Boyd age (17) took place
from the family aeaidence, Union B. 0
at one o'clock, for interment in Cumberland Cemetery.
The funeral service! were conducted by
he Rev. B. C. Ereeuian, uf Grace Me h-
uitr. Church.
The P.dltienrei were ns follows: Maa.
aer Chas. Home, I)..vid Nellitt.D.m Ban
erman, Ed. Huudeu, Wm. Thomson and
Bert Parks.
Mr. Thus. Edwards, undertaker of
Vaucuuver, took charge of the   funeral.
The floral tributes at follows:-
(!lubes-L.O.Y.B.L. No. 133; Mnand
Wm. Harrison and family; Mean and
Misses White; Messrs Campbell Broa.;
Mr. and Mrs. Newton; Mr, and Mrs.
Dykes, Mr. and Mrs. McMurtrie; Mis.
aud A. Wall, Mrs. end Jus. Wall.
Wreaths—Father, mother and family;
Employees of cigar factory (Vancouver;)
Mr and Mrt W Wall and Mr and Mra T
Edwards and Mr and Mn Kelley (Vancouver;) II C Brown, Mils Sophie Walk
Mr and Mrs Reese, Mn Thoa Wil-
liarnt, Mn and G Gibson, Mn and J
McLeod, Mrs and J Stewart, Mrs aid
J Porter, Mrn and B Cloutier, Mrs and
0 Davis, (Union Bay,) Mrs and E Chilian.
Wreath and crescent—Mn and 11
Hearts—Mrs and R Curry, Mn and
Wm Ileveinlge, (i H Kiiuwltoti (Vaii-
Spi-aya—Mrs and S R.binson,1 Messrs
and Mmsen Wall, Mra snd J Cripps, Mis
G Wail (Vnncouver,) Mrs and T Bennett
Crosses—C L Bohuson (Vancouver.)
Crusoimt—Mrs and B Mellado.
Buuquets—Mr and Mn Wilson, Mr
Charles Home, Mr and Mrs1 Robertaot
Mrs and R 11 Robertson,Master' Johnnii
RoborUou, Mrs and HCieech, Mnand
V. Marinelli, Mr. and Mrs. D. Walker,
Mr, and Mrs. Pirks and family
Jas. Tobacco, Medio Tnpella, Mr. ami
Mn. D. Annon Mettn, E and 1. McMurtrie.
-SOW'   ,, 	
We take this opportunity of thanking all those kind friends and neighbors who liy kind words and klhdly
acts tried to comfort us in our recent
bereavement, we also thank those foi
the many beautiful floral tributes.
Mr. Mrs. Niil Hovn *xn Kimii.v.
There will be no Sunday School to
morrow. The High and Public Sohool
w 11 reopen Monday with the exc pi ion ef
Miss [Dingwall's room which will opeti Mi
w dnehdsy unless uew canet develops it.
the meantime.
A poverty dance wat held ai Humphrey's
hall latt Tuesday llight and waa the besl
uver held at Union Bay, Splendid niu>ir
by Messn Gluver and Simpson, Thi
floor was lovely aud wu occupied until
the rags began tu drop off. Lunch was
served at 12 midnight by the ladies,
every thing were sweet and so were they
rt, Matt .lager left this week for Kai
in.n'11, Montana; he will join hit brothel
Will, who wasfortomeyenrt Time Keeps!
for the A'udeison Logging Company.
Mr. Clements Addresses Large Audience
At Courtenay
Mr. and Mn. Clement! aoonmpaoicd
by Dootor and Mrs. 8proule, were vi*
iton to thia eky hut Monday. It wat.
impoasMt for Mr. dementi to hold t
meeting in'both Cumberland tad Courtenay, ao it wm deoidid to hold a smoker
in Courtenay.
One of the lamest aad mott enthusiastic meetinge. ever held in thil diatrict
gave Mr. Clement! a very hearty rt-
oeptiun. Many prominent Content-
tirst from Cumberland tpoke.
Mr. Clement! and Dr. 8proula gave a*
wind up tpeeoh that waa all that could'
be desired, and ws would publish seeu '
only lack of space prevent* ua from do-
ing so.   The Cumberland Band wai   ia *
aitendanoe and .wai highly complimented on ail sides.
Mr. W. J, Goard practical pinni
Tuner will lie in Cumberland on Monday and will remain one week. Remember Mr. Goard is no stranger in
Cumberland, and if y iu have an instrument tbat needs tuning, let M r. I'oani
fix it up for you und lm satisfied,
One bay man, snd one sorrel mare,
alao wagon (little ubui!) and harness; the
lot |400, cheapest buy of the dny, alto
one bay mare, four years uld, not hrokei.
and cult., colt by Champion Hsckmiy
Hone $2WI, also hay horse, six years uld
17 hands, harness and almost new bugtry
♦350. Can hum en mi} .ime y «pp. in
Hunt. Apply, tl->i»n & an.iiy, AuuLiuu
een, Cuurtenay.
Passenger Couch will leave as follows
to connect with the C. P. it. at Unioi-
Tuesday—5 p.m.
Wednesday -6.4" n. m.
Thursqgy—8 a. in.
Friday—6.18 p. in.
Saturday —5.46 a. tu.
Bout leaves for Comox,
Wednesday - 7 p. m,.     .;
Friday- -7 p. in.   ••
Saturday—II a. ni.
Mrs. Wjillama, djredaraakei; and
mil.i ..'., oppoulte opera, houte,
In making mention in our last issue
f the presentation to Mrs. Games, we
had it that it was given by the ladiea
of the Macoalteea. This was an error
as the presentation wsi given to Mrs.
Garnea by tha Pythian Sisters of
which that lady is a member.
Mr. H. M. Haggerstone, painter.
decorator and paperhanging formerly
with the Hudson Bay Co. Vancouver
begs to notify the public of Cumberland
and Distriot, that he intends io open in
the, above business, and will [as prepared to give estimates in work brail dis-.
captions. Mr. Haggerslone has had
wide experience in the painting and
decorativ«'Wttrit«'hd' cin guarantee satisfaction in e.wijt'Wigv Orders may
Lefeftat- JwKtt Jack's Candy store,
where they will 'receive prompt attention. | '
BIRTH- Oh October !8rd io the
wife of Mr. James Peralme, a son.
BIRTH—The stork has flown over
the residence of one of our local preacher. Mrs. Thoe. Menzies, wife of
Rev. Thos. Meniies of Sandwick,
gave birth to a baby boy on Nov, Ind
Both mother and son are doing well.
Mr, J. H. Hawthornthwaito denies
that report that he has resigned his
seat in the Local Legislature. Tht
public generally wililearn with pleasure
lhat Mr. Hawthornthwaite haa no intention of resigning.
20 seres good land in the Happy
Valley partly cleared, with two houses
good well, running stream through
property. School on corner of property. A snap, For particulars apply
island Realty Co. Courtenay B. C.
FOR SALF-Ono heavy logging
horse and harness. Will like payment in
any thing that grows upon the ranch.
Apply W. Doane Comox, Ii C.
"And Nimrod was a mighty humer
hefore the Lord." A party of our ree-
peeled oitiiens, consisting of barben,bsr
dogs,, ordinary doga, and othen, went to
IV-xada for the purpose of slaughtering
a faw innocent deer and thereby hangs
the tale. Tbe loading spirit, the "nimrod" above mentioned, took command of'
the party and explained how everything
should be done etc. Night mme and no
'■Uimrod" appeared. A search party
was organised with the gratifying result,
that after tbree huun starch he wat
h und atfely concealed beneath t lug
aound asleep and dreaming of nxon and
other thinga, tuch aa deer, soap, towell
and panthers.
VOL 8ALE-10 Leather bottomed
chain, 1 oak office Table, tod 1 tint
class Oliver type-writer. Apply to Chas.
Charlton tt P. P. Harrison's office.
The Night School will bt opined on
next Tuesday evening November 7th.
There has alretdy been Uenty two mem-
ben enrolled. Thi entrance fit il $8.80.
I buy tnd nil Cleveland, Maaaey-Har-
ri., Perfect tnd Crescent Bioyclte, alao
guns, rifle! and stoves. "Tommy's Bicy-
cie Shop, Srd Street, box 380, Cumber-
ttsptn land, B. 0. THR ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
People Who Still Believe in
Huruing old women at tho stake as
witches is a pleasantry no longer indulged io, oven in Salem, but belief
iu witchcraft in nut altogether dead.
Ouly u few months ago u woman in
Jersey City had a neighbor called to
court" on tho charge of pretending to
possess powers ol' ovil and threatening tu une them unless paid to dosist.
As the complainant bos suffered a
streak of bad luck, in spitQ uf paying
tu ward it off, her belief in her friend
whom she i'n Hod a witch wus cruelly
More recently a woman living near
Butler, Venn., was ncCUSdd of being a
witch, Mrs. l.uupuule Orbor was the
victim of (his anoleut superstition.
She wan charged by Mrs. .lulia Kroner,
a farmer's wife, with having gone to
the Kroner bam and "easting a spell"
over a cow so as lo prevent lier giving
milk. Mrs. Kroner openly made the
charge of witchcraft in court, but the
judge refused to consider it other than
one of disorderly conduct. On this
ground Mrs. Orber was lound guilty
and fined $!>.
Other talus equally as absurd could
be told of the rural districts, but none
possess the eloments of a witch story
so much as lhal of Abel Splva and his
brother William, who lived until a few
your* ago iu Mcdonough County, Illinois. The evcuts with which it deals
ore fl matter of court record at Macomb, the county seat.
Abel Hpiv.i'u forefathers eume from
the Carolina* at a timo when belief
iu witchcraft was strong, and they
brought their superstitions with them
into whut was then tho Western wilderness. Thus Abel honestly inherited
his belief in witches, as did his brother
William, who as a witch doctor had
quite as extensive a practice as a regular country physician of those days.
Whenever the simple folk of tho neighborhood "folk a spell" -to which thoy
attributed all their sickness and ill-luck
—tbey called in William Spiva, and he
drove out tho witches; at least he convinced bis patients that he did.
One day Abel Spiva told his brother
that he was bewitched. Kvery night,
said Abel, a witch took him from his
bed, transformed him into a horse and
rode him wildly about the country to
attond the meetings of the Devil and
his host of Imps. As a result, Abel
wus so tired in lhe morning thut he
found it hard to do the work of his
farm. William didn't suggest that
Abel's complaint was probably sheer
laziness, for they wore agreed that the
only'way to break tho spell was to find
thi. witch and kill her. So they begau J
to cast about for a likely woman whom
they could accuse. i
It so happened that at that time
Alary Friend, wife of Charles Friend, i
a farmer living near the Spivas, was
dangerously ill with a fever which had
bad led the local doctor. Not believing
in witches the Friends had refused to
cull in William Spiva, so when Abel
opined that Mary Friend was probably
the witch that found so much enjoyment in changing bim into a horse, he
had u ready aud willing listener in
William. Tho two brothers decided,
after scant reflection, that Mrs. Friend
was the witch and that her illness was
only shammed in order to give her an
opportunity to4ie in bed and rest after
hcr nightly rides in the Devil's cam pa.
At first WiUliuin Spiva was puzzled
as to how to rid his brother of the
witch's spell, but after consulting his
"witch's book" he hit upon a novel
plan. Abel must go into the woods,
carve the outlines of a-woman's figure
iu the bark of a tree, givo it the name
of "Mary Friend, the Witch," mold a
silver bullet und at sunrise the follow
ing morning shoot the image. Thus,
reasoned William Spiva, would the spell
be broken, for it would mean nothing
plgo than Mary Friend's death.
Abel Spiva did iis his brother directed and returned to his work with a
feeling of renewed vigor. Shortly before noon he was chopping wood when
»  passing neighbor railed out:
"Heard the news, Abel"! Mary
Friend  is dead."
"Oh, I know tlmt," remarked Abel
indifferently. "I killed hor. She way
a witch and 1 shot ber with u silver
bullet." And he told the story of his
bewitchment, and how, as he thought,
be had killed Mary Friend.
The news of Abel Splva's confession
spread quickly, and from all sections
of the countryside farmers came to ask
him about it. His story sounded lu-
credulous, but he lold it. with so much
seriousness thnt it proved convincing,
especially as she hail died on tho very
morning Abel lired »t her carved Imago
on the tree.
While Ihe majority of Abel Spivn's
neighbors believed lhat. Mury Friend
had met hcr just desert i there was one
who wus convinced lhat fl crime hail
boon committed. Having no faith in
witches lie filed fl complaint boforo
•I list Ice of the Peace Tridwell, charging
Splvn with murder, Abel wuh arrested,
and upon being arraigned in court
pleaded  guilty.
Squire Tr Id woll was himself fl bo*
Uovor in witches, but he admonished
lhe prisoner thai his confession made
him liable to a death sentence, Abel'
Insisted on his guilt, however, and the
justice reluctantly sou tot) cod him to
ho executed forthwith, "the same us
he shot tho woman"—so read" lhe
old court record--by being stood
against n tree and shot, by the eon-
stal)to. Boca(LB6 of Spivn's plea no
evidence was produced to show that
Mrs, Friend had not died as the result
of u bullet wound.
From the courl mum to tlm woods
at the edge of the village went the
constable and the prisoner, followed
by a crowd. Against a tree they placed
Abel Spiva, and the constable, raising
his long barreled "squirrel rille'' to
his shoulder, was about to fire when
there came a shout from the road. It
waB the warning cry of Samuel Wilson,
then a young lawyer, and later Col.
Wilsoo of tbe .Sixteenth Illinois Infantry, riding homo from court in an adjoining county. He demanded to know
what thn proceedings meant, and when
they wure explained to him he ordered
the shooting Mopped.
"It's agaiust the law," he told Justice Tridwell. "Vou have no right to
send this mau to his death. You can
ouly bind him over to the court."
"It is the law, and it is here," the
Squire retorted, taking from his carpet
bug the Illinois statutes and pointing
to that section which imposed the death
penalty for murder.
Wilson tried a new tack.
"If you must shoot this man,'' ho
argued, "surely you will give him sulli
clout time to prepare to meet his Godf "
This appealed to the stubborn judge,
und he con.sented to give the prisoner
a week in which to settle his worldly
affairs and prepare to die. Spiva wus
thereupon turned over to Sheriff Francis D. hips, hut he refused to act, nnd
Spiva was released, never to be tried
uu that charge again.
Some months later, howovor, ho felt
himself again "undor a spell," ami his
brother William told him that his wife
wus tlio guilty witch. William advised
Abel to wait until Mrs. Spiva was
asleep and thon, with u knife, draw a
single drop of blood from her forohoud
"without lotting hor know it." This
treatment. William said, would "break
the spell."
According to instructions Abel sharp
ened his long hunting knife, and thut
night pricked liis wife's forehead.
Startled from a sound sleep, she sud
denly sat up in bed and the knife cut
a deep gash down her cheek.
Abel Spiva was arrested aad indicted
for assault with intent to kill, but for
some reason the case was not pressed,
and he never was brought to trial.
But to her dying day his wife carried
the scar as a ghastly emblem of Abel
Spiva's  belief   in   witchcraft.
You know George Ham, of course,
and the report that for once he has
failed in the art in which he is supreme
grand master will be received with
astonishment. But this seems to be
the case, and the btume is all ou the
political campaign. Tho host-at-large
of the C. P. B. has been taking the
latest travelling contingent of British
journalists through the West. Kvery
day of the trip the din of politics grew
louder and louder as the party proceed-
od, and presently tbe visitors could
think of nothing else. They longed
to attend some political meetings, and
see how such affairs are conducted in
this country. But Mr. Ham continued
to show the model farms and other
marvels of Western progress instead,
as was his duty. Thc newspaper men
didn't liko to admit that their desire
for information was lost and that only
their curiosity was alive. But they
began to look bored, nnd even the
genial George's wit could not cheer
them up.
Finally, the journalists held u cnu
cus at tne Royal Alexandra Hotel in
Winnipeg, und a deputation waited on
their host. "Hum," said the spokes
man, "wc will have to go through with
this civic welcome affair. We suppose
thore ts no way out of it. But for
heaven's suae don't show us any more
experimental farms, If you do there
may bn murder. Take us to a political
Kvery body laughed and the thing
wss dene,
Grain men calculate the British Kmpirc will have all the grain it needs
without going abroad for it, this year.
If Canada has ten million quarters
to dispose of, India nine to ten, and
Australia about nine, us hus been estimated, all will be well. Kngland imports ubout "7 million quarters a year
nnd the rest of thn Kmpirc about two
million quarters,
England's home-grown supply is not
large, of course, but tho wonder is the
tremendous drought has not dono it
more harm than it actually has. Kveu
in Kast Augliu, where tbe soil is porous
and easily scorched, the yield will be
good in quality und quantity.
"J um charmed," begau the polite
fusser, "to meet you again after such
a long time."
"It's nice of yuu to suy so," answered the social belle, "hut us u matter
of fact, I don't believe you even remember what my name is."
"My dear lady," he came hack on
the instant. "I remember your name
as well as T do my own."
"What is it, thon,"
"That's whore the trouble comes in
Seeing you has delighted me BO much
thai  I  forget my own name."
ll* fellows are bound tn be fussers,
they ought to be trained for such
According to a German trade pnper
devoted to the interests of the moving
picture industry, the activities of the
moving picture makers to obtain good
films of the coronation were equal to
tho exertions of any of the newspapers
to publish the fullest arid best accounts
of the ceremonies. All told, fourteen
firms sent 200 operators to the coronation. They were woll received and had
to pay heavily for good positions, as
much as $1,500 in ono case. It is snid
that not less than 10,000,000 feet of film
were required, which wus used up ut a
rate of about 20,000 feet an hour by
e-icti of the ca morns.
Many of the moving picture theatre
owners had made arrangements to exhibit the coronation films on the very
evening of the coronation itsolf. Some
of the railroads considerately placed
special trains at tho disposal of the
manufacturers, and thus the films reach
ed the provinces with astonishing rapidity. The films were developed on
hoard the trains and positives made immediately. On the very night of coron
at lou day films were thrown upon tho
screens at Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and oven in Paris. The repro
sentative of a French firm, who took
passage on tic "Mauretonia," develop
ed his negatives and mode hia positives
on board. Immediately on hia arrival
in America he distributed his films to
thc various film exchanges with whom
ho had made arrangements.
Captain Kidd's name hae bocomo a
synonym for pirate, at a time when
piracy is less esteemed than formerly.
But Sir Cornelius Neale Dalton has
arisen to vindicate him the "The Kcut
Captain Kidd." The circumstances
are stated, and documents produced.
These mako an amazing und exciting
narrative, from which oue can but cull
tuo details which reveal tho main drift
of tho author's argument and the
doughty Captain's exploits,
lt appears that in 1095 Kidd's ship,
"The Adventure Galley," was launched at Doptford, and sot out upon the
high seas to suppress piracy. She was
chartered by highly-placed people, including the King; and Bellumont, governor of New York, was the moving
spirit. Hud ull gone successfully,
greut profit would have boon obtained
by comrnandeoring tho pirates' treasure
ships. But, owing to mutinies, one or
two serious blunders wore mude, and to
avoid foreign imbroglios Kidd wus made
the scapegoat uf his highly placed t
plovers, was tried ut Newgate and the
Old* Bailey, and hanged at Wapping. He
seems to have been a sort of Captain
Kettle, strictly houornblo, a good
sportsman, and bold disciplinarian:
The disastrous suggestion that Kidd
shuuld bc sent out in command of a
ship, provided ut the expense of persons of consideration, and manned by a
scratch crew of undisciplined mon, emanated from Livingstone, und was as
sented to by the King us a pisuller. At
the worst the King could not lose a
farthing by it. If it succeeded he
would not only gain his object, but
pocket u substantial share of the plunder. Tho adventurers might pocket
more, but they would run somo risk of
parting with their money and getting
no return for it.
lu other words, they were out to pluu
dor pirates, and Kidd was an agent
who ran all tho risk in the hazardous
About the oud of April Kidd left
I'lymouta, and on tho way to America
captured a small French vessel. On
arriving at New York in July this
ship was declared a lawful prize, and
the proceeds went to equipping " The
Adventure Galley" for a further foray.
llis crew was recruited on a commission
basis, and a wild lot of booty-seekers
they must huve been. The voyage was
unfortunate. About fifty of his men
died of cholera, and toe rest wore
angry at the absence of pluudcr.
He had been the greater purt of a
year at sea without taking a prize, and
had lost more than a third of his crew
by sickness. His ship uad grown crazy
und leaky; and neither he nor his men
had yet earned a penny. No wonder
that his ship's company was growing
discontented. The wonder is that Kidd
had thus far been able to keop them
fairly in hand, which he admitted lie
had done.
Then began the tragedy. Kidd was
authorized to capture French ships or
pirates. They came upon a Dutch ves-
sel, "The Loyal Captain," Kidd's
gunner, Moore, proposed to take her by
a ruse. They were to get the Captain
aboard, make him sign an affidavit that
Kidd had not taken his vessel; then,
having plundered her, they were to
clear off. This Kidd forbade nnd a
mutiny arose. Soon after they fell in
with the "Mocu Frigate," a pirate ves
sel under Itobert CuIHford, Kidd proposed to take her, but his men rebelled,
and, threatening to shoot Kidd. made
overtures of peace to the enemy:
Some kind of a compact seems to
have been come to by which Kidd undertook uot to molest the pirates, and
CuIHford agreed to let Kidd keop the
Quedagh Merchant nnd a certain quantity of the goods on board of her. It
s difficult to see how Kidd in his then
position could huve made a better bargain than this for the greut men who
were employing him. Judging from
the amount of specie and goods which
he succeeded after all in bringing to
America, he appears to huve done very
Well indeed for them. Possibly the
canny Scot, notwithstanding the theit
of his cheat, hnd more gold and valuables concealed in his impenetrable
cabin  thnt the deserters dreamed of.
Yet wheu his trial came this action
was held to be part of his treachery.
Another feature that told against aim
was a quarrel with Moore, the gunner,
who had played the diabolical part of
arousing the men to mutiny.
The result of this irregular trading
was bad, nnd when Kidd eventually
landed home again he wus threatened
with a trial. Thc charge was unknown
to htm until it wus preferred suddenly.
Insteud of beiug faced with u charge
of piracy, whieh the French ship's
papers would huve disproved, a ennrge
or murder was preferred against him,
No rei in hie witnesses were brought,
and the chief witness was it "King's
The version given by 1'i.lmer, the
King's evidence, was this: "Captain
Kidd eamo and walked upon the deck,
and walks by this Moore. And when
he eume to him he says, "Which way
ron Id you have put me in a way to
lake this ship aim been clour?" "Sir."
says Moore, " I never spoke such a word
nor ever thought such n thing." Upon
which Captain Kidd called him "a
lousla dog." "And," says William
Moor*!, "If 1 am a lousie dog, yon have
made mc so. You have brought me to
ruin and many more.'' Upon his saying this, says Captain Kidd. "Have I
ruined you, you dogt" and took the
bucket and struck him on the right side
of hts head, of which he died the next
day. Repeating the words two or
three times, he took a turn or two on
the deck and theu struck him."
This Kid admitted, but pleaded provocation. And, in dealing with a
louder of mutineers, a less ;violent
method would have led to his own
death. One witness, indeed, denied
that the blow was tbe cause of donth.
Kidd had no money at his pisposal to
fee counsel. Further, he was unable
to obtain the ship's papers, by which he
avowed he could clear himself of piracy
and thus strengthen his position in tho
murder charge, since he would then
huvo been an authorized captain, nuin-
taining discipline. But fair play -ud
no part in this trial, nor in the further one at the Old Bailey, in which
he and his associates wero charged with
further minor acts of brigandage on
the high seas.
Kven iu gaol his last chance was
taken front him. Had he brought an
action;; againBt Bellamont, Romnoy,
Shrewsbury und otner notables, enough
would bavo transpired to brinir both
these worthies and the King himself
into the position of principals, directly
responsible for the trip and its results.
But from this bo was dissuaded, being
probably sick to death of injustice, the
concealment of documents, and tho
other weapons used against this Scot
tish Dreyfus. Kven the chaplain .. so
fur forgot his high calling as to perpetrate the following:
1' But hero 1 must tuke notice of n remarkable (and I hopo a most lucky)
accident which then did happen" (it
may be doubted whethed the reverend
gentleman would have, considered it so
lucky if it had befallen himseli),
"which was this, that the rope by
which Captain Kidd wus ty'd broke,
and sn falling to the ground he wus
taken up alive, and by this means had
opportunity to consider more of that
Eternity he wus launching into."
Kidd's tragic history, misunderstood
even by Mucaulay, serves to remind us
thut justice for the individual is lm
possible so long us olllciul prejudice has
power to pull tho strings.
The Chinese Government having assumed a resolute attitude iu requiring
suitable compensation for the killing of
Chinese subjects by the Mexicans, the.)
Japanese press indorse their claims and
think thut the United States, as an
Asiatic power, will only bo acting in
tbe spirit of the Monroe Doctrine by
assisting Peking in enforcing tho demand, Mexico, in turn, muy think the
United States should protect an Ameri
can Republic from Oriental aggression,
so that the latter country may find her
solf in a position of great delicacy. The
indemnity which China claims of thc
Mexican Government is variously esti
mated at from $6,000,000 to $16,000,00,
and, according to a report in the Tokyo
Nichi Nichi, the Celestial ruler evon
threatens to dispatch a warship to Mexi
can waters, should tbe Mexicans fail to
comply with the demand without do-
lay. The nature of the outrage, which
the Peking Court claims was committed
by the Mexican rebels, in described by
the Tokyo Asuhi thus:
"The deliberate massacre of Chinese
subjects occurred in Torreon. According to the report of the Chinese charge
d'affaires at Mexico City, who sent to
tho scene of outrage a committee of
three meu to inquire into the matter,
303 Chinese residing in that town and
its vicinity were murdered in cold blood
while 59 houses, us well as banks and
clubs, belonging to the Chinese, were
destroyed at the hands of insurgents. All
this took place witnout any provocative conduct on the part of the Chinese. ''
A Mexico City dispatch to the Tokyo
Nichi Nichi even credits the Mexican
insurrectoes with having displayed tnat
sheer thirst for blood which was seen in
the days of Plzarro, and tells the story
of how,innocent Chinese, half deud from
cuts and bruises, were tied to horses
and dragged round thc town.
The Japanese press without exception
heartily sympathize with China nnd unreservedly indorse the step which Peking has taken in regard to the question.
According to the Tokyo Asahi, the Chin
«so Government, besides claiming an
indemnity, hns demanded of the Mexican Government un apology for insulting the Chinese dag, the summary pun
ishment of malefactors, and the relief
of the families of those murdered. The
Osaka Mainichi champions thc cause of
China, and asserts that the new government of Mexico, if it means to be true
to its professed adherence to justice and
fairness, should prom ply meet the terms
demanded by China,     But
"China's position in this case is beset with dangers and difficulties. For
should Mexico, knowing that China is
in no position to resort to forceful measures, full buck to a policy of procrastination and evasion, China will find
herself powerless to press her demand.
China may be able to «end a cruiser or
two to Mexico for the purpose of de
monstrntion, but the Mexicans know
thnt China must perforce stop there,
and will look upon such a feeble display
of force on China's part with indifference and even sinister sarcasm. To
send an army of chastisement across
the Pacific is, in China's present condition, uttorly out of the question. Should
tho matter come to this dilemma, the
only course open for China would be to
invoke the interference of the United
States in her favor."
The young Kmporor of China is about
to be educated, and a court order bas
been issued appointing his instructors
and outlining the course of his studies.
They seotn formidable enough for a
child of live years and five months. He
must be instructed in "the causes from
which has proceeded good government
or anarchy in ancient und modern time*
in nil countries of the world." Tbis,
in itself is a large order, and if China
can produce a competent instructor she
is the only country that can.
He is alao to be taught the "needs of
the day," and here, too, ttie programme
seems a full one. Othor items of education nre not enumerated, but it is understood "that the cardinal principles
of Confucius shull be faithfully adhered
to, whereby the investigation of knowledge produces sincerity and righteousness, und tho cultivation of the moral
nature leads to a state of ideal government" This sounds very well, and we
may expect great things for China
when the young emptror gets those
things into practical application. It is
almost as inspiring as a commencement
day address in America.
Every now nnd then some newspaper
breaks out into a spasm of surprise nt
the discovery that a king or queen
leads the simple as well ns the strenuous life. The latest case is that of the
Emperor of Japan. How amazing it is
to discover that in tae morning he
wears a plain blnck frock coat and that
in tho evening hiB costume is of white
khaki, and that his sons are not allowed to have costumes ordered for them,
but must content themselves with their
father's discarded suits.
Wo naturally supposed that an emperor would spend as much money on
his clothes as is humanly possible, that
his favorite drink would be pearls dis
solved ia champaghe, aud that he
would lie upon a golden couch with diamonds at tho four corners. Wo seem
unable to conceive of a wealth that is
not associated with luxury or of a so
cial position that involves no display.
And yet it would be hard to find any
where a king or a queen who does not
lead tne simple life whenover tho exigencies of tbeir position will allow mom
ttf do so.',There is hardly a mechanic's
son' in America who would uot rebel
against the discipline to which the
princes and the princesses of Oermany
and Kngland are subjected or who
would not turn up bis nose at their diet.
The dominant principle of thoir
young tives is an instant, unquestioning
obedience, tho subordination of overy
personal wish to the exigencies of their
position and tq the duties of the future.
It is about time we ceased to be surprised ut u simple, although royal life
that is trie rule and not the exception,
Thu Indian newspaper has uow advanced so far along the path of journalistic civilization that it admits a
matrimonial', column. Moreover, the
column seems to be fairly well patron
ized and to offer a selection broad en
ouglt to pleuso any one who is not
over particular us to color. But there
is one featuro that excites our admiration. Whether it be a wife or a bus-
band that is advertised for the cmef
qualification  is  usually  education.
Very few of the advertisements contain uny references either to monoy or
to personal appearance, but we may
suppose that these lesser matters receive some sort of attention before tbe
marriage is actually arranged. Erudition is a good thing, but as a solo qualification for the holy state it seems to
need support and reinforcement.
For example, the girl of eleven who
knows "Hindoo, Gurmukhi, Urdu, Persian, and English, wbo is still reading
aud will not bo married before attaining fifteen years" is evidently a model
.of linguistic abilities, and any swain
who yearns for a bride who knows Gurmukhi and Urdu bad bettor speak
quickly or forever hold his peace. But
frail human nature wants something
more than this. Personally we should
like to huvo a look at the damsel flrst,
and at her mother. It must bo a sweet
boon to know tbat your wife can express hcr opinions in five languages Hnd
thut she is "still reading," presumably
with a view to acquiring five more, but
there are other considerations that call
for attention. There may tip u contra
account somewhere.
If civilization were civilized it would
find some wuy to reward Mr. Dwelly for
a work almost without parallel in the
history of literature. Mr. Dwelly is
not u Scotchman and his knowledge of
Gaelic is un acquired one. Nevertheless
he has spent twenty strenuous years of
his life in the compilation of a Gaelic
dictionary containing two million words
and uow issued in three volumes that
are sold for the modest price of $10.
But a statement such as this give but
a faint impresssion of tho magnitude of
the work, Mr. Dwelly retired from his
position os a ban,k. clerk twenty years
ago, having saved barely enough to carry him through his inteuded task.
His only assistant was, his -wife and
a few interested correspondents. No
publisher would .become responsible for
so unpromising an undertaking, so Mr.
Dwelly bought type and set up tho
whole vast work with his,own hands.
Then he bought a stereotyping apparatus and stereotyped it. Thon he bought
a printing press und printed it.
He says that at the nine hundredth
pnge ho "got very sick of it," and felt
thnt he could not gd on,' but '' we got
over that," und finished the I03S pages,
double column, seventy-six Hues to a
page and thirty letters to a line. And
so ut last the work is finished [and Mr.
Dwelly proposes to tako a vacation nnd
stnrt upon the study of pedigrees.
Some day we shall hear that the British government has made Mr. Dwelly
a grant of $5 a week, in recognition of
his -literary efforts, which is, of courso,
the best that can be expected by any
man who has not invented an explosive.
The charge of nepotism can nover
be laid at the doors of tho present Pope,
whose sisters are the same simple aud
unpretentious women that they always
were and who inhabit a little flat that
an A merican workman would despise.
But tho cuso of the Pope's brother is
still moro remarkable. Angelo Sarto
is a third etoss postman attached to the
little v.llagO"of-Grazio. He has to walk
un average of seventy miles a week,
and his pay has lately., been raised to
$80 u year.
Probably it will never be more than
this, nor does it ever occur to Angelo
Sarto or to his sisters that (.'to exalte I
position of their brother ought to have,
or can have, auy effect upon their own
material fortunes. It is probable that
no display of statecraft on ;h-. part of
thc Pont ifl', no exhibition of genius,
could so doeply impress itself upon the
mind of the world ns this ovldouce of
detachment   from   material  concerns.
Morocco City, tho capital of the
southern half of the Moroccan kingdom,
is a far more interesting city than Fez
(says tho Now York Sun). Architecturally its monuments, including the
famous Kutubiu tower, the counterpart
of the Giralda in Seville, the famous
mosque of Mutey Abdallah and a hundred other ruined or semi-ruined edifices surviving from the days when tho
city had 700,000 inhabitants and was
ono of the world capitals of Islam, are
the most considerable and magnificent
in Morocco.
Equally beautiful is the site of this
city in the upper valley of tbe Tenesift
River, surrounded in a half circle by
the great wall of the grand Atlas Mountains, whose snow-clad peaks are seen
beyond a foreground of large farms and
fertile fields.
A city far less given over to war,
with a population less ferocious, less
fanatical than that of Fes or Mekinoz,
Morocco City has been mueh more fre
quently visited by Europeans thaa Its
northern rivals. Geographically, Morocco City la the real gateway to the
Sahara. By the famous Glawl Pass
one road climbs over the Atlas to Tall-
let, and the caravan route continues to
Timbuktu. A second road descends to
tbe Draa crossing the Atlas chain, while
a third leads to Tarudant and the Bus
country. Close communication witb
the south has left its mark upon the
people, who aro darker und show more
patently the infusion of African blood
than tho Berbers and Arabs of the
The oldest and largest university in
the world is El-A/.har at Cairo. Found
ed in 975, it has been from the start a
national institution, the Khedive boing
the rector. Tho minimum age of entrance is fifteen, and tho applicant must
know half tho Koran by heurt, if blind
the whole Koran, and bo able to read
and write. Tbe curriculum consists of
virtually nothing but theology and
canon law, the final examination fifteen
years aftor matriculation being upon
those togothor with traditions of the
Prophet, grammar, etymology, rhetoric,
und logic.
It is tbe same instruction whicli has
prcvailod for centuries, und ono wbo
goos into the great court where tho
circles of students are sitting at the
foet of their Gamaliels, looks upon a
scene preserved from the middle ages,
" u perfect specimen, living, breathing
and entire."
Olive treos of Syria live to a groat
age. Somo, known to be over 400
yoars old, aro still in a flourishing condition and likely to bear fruit for many
yeurs to eome.
Lady; "Now, cabman, I wish you to
be extremely careful. Whon yon come
to a crossing you must wait until the
policeman tells you to go on; and if the
streets are slippery you must drive
very slowly.''
Cabby: "All right, mum; I'll be very
careful, mum. And in case of a haeci
dent, mum, which 'orspital would you
like to be took tot"
On a day when a rise in the priee of
bread look effect in London a little girl
entered a baker's shop, and, placing
twopence halfpenny on the counter, asked for a loaf.
' Another halfpenny, my dour,
please," said tbe baker.
"Has it rose, thenf" asked the little
'Vos, my dear; bread wont up this
morning," said the baker.
"Woll, then, give mo one of yesterday's," was the reply.
Photographer:  "Vou are right now,*
except   your   expression.      Please   look
Jay Green: "Hang it. man, I can't!
I'm bowlegged, an' am trying to bold
my knees togothor so's it won't siiow.
When I smile I forgit all about my
knees, nn' when I poy attention to my
knees I forgit to smile."
The lato Sir W. 0. Gilbert was talk
ing to a friend about tho stage. "There
were two actresses in an early play of
mine," he said, "both very beautiful;
but the lending actress was thin. She
quarrelled ono day at rehearsal with tho
other lady, and she onded the quarrel
by saying haughtily:
" 'Remember, please, that I am the
' 'Yes, I know you're the star/ the
other retorted, eyeing with an amused
smile the leading actress's long, slim
figure; 'but you'd look better, my dear,
if yon wero n little meteor.' "
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A venerable professor of a notod
medical college was addressing the grari
uatiug class.
"Gentlemen," he said, "you are go
ing out into the world of action. Vou
will likely follow in some degree the
example of those who have preceded
you. Among otber things you may
marry. Let me entreat you to be kind
to your wives. Be patient with them.
Do not fret under petty domestic trials.
When one of you asks your wife to go
driving, do not worry if she is not
rendy at tho appointed time. Have a
treatise on your specialty always with
you. Rend it while you wait, and I
assure you, gentlemen," and tho profes
sor'.s kindly smile seemed to show a
trace of irony, "you will be astonished
at the vast amount of information you
will acquire in this wuy.''
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Professor: "We will now read a chap
ter in concord.''
Pupil   (whispering   to     seat-mate):
Toll mo quick, is 'Concord'  in  tbo
Old or New Testament f"
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Mr. Fogg; "Why aren't yon in
school. Bobby f"
Bobby: " 'Cause 1 road in the his
tory hook that great an' successful
men usually stnrted in life without
many educational advantages, an' I'm
more ambitious thnn the other boys."
','Ah," said the casual caller, seeing
the poet at work in the adjoining room,
"the fire of genius is burning, obf"
"No," said the poet's practical wife,
"it is his cigarette thnt smells so."
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Two persons were onco disputing so
loudly on the subject of religion that
they*woke a big dog, which had been
sleeping on tho hearth before tbem, and
he forthwith barked most furiously. An
old divine present, who bad been quietly sipping his tea white the disputants
woro talking, gave the dog a kick and
exclaimed, "Hold your tongue, you silly
brute, you know no more about it than
thev dol"
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Some Frenchmen were boasting of
their "affairs of honor," when one of
them declared that he had inflicted upon an antagonist tbe most dreadful
fate that a duellist evor met.
"How waB it!" asked everybody.
"I was at nn hotel, and I chanced
to insult a total stranger. It turned
out that he was a fencing master.
" 'One or the other of us,' he declared, in fearful wrath, 'will not go
out of this room alivet'
" 'So let it bet' I shouted in response; and then I rushed out of tbe
room, loeked tbe door behind me, and
left him there to diet" /
Strtnsthans lln Throat
Mr. W. P. l'urdom, writing from St.
Anne's Hoy 1'.()., nays: "1 uaoit to be
troubled with relaxed throat, eonatunt
irritation and coughing. 1 inhaled Cn
tarrhozone na directed nnd huve been
permanently cured. 1 ean think of
nothing ao good for tbe throat, none
and bronchiu! tube aa Caturrhor-ouo. I
recommend it to ull my friends. Cure
ia quick and dure if Cuturrhozone ia
uaed (or Bronchitis, Irritable Throat,
Catarrh and Chest Troubles; 2.">c, BOc,
and (1.00 sines, at all .lenient.
It mny be claimed that lawn tennis
is at li .ist three centurion old, having
been played in 1591, wheu tjueon Elizabeth was entertained at Klvotham, in
Hampshire, by tho Karl of Hertford.
Btrutt, Hunting from Nlchol's "Pro-
gross of Queen Klitubeth," tells us thut
after dinner, aoout three o'clock, tea
of bis lordship's servants, ull Boniorset-
shire men, in a st|u»re green court, be
fore her majesty's window, did bang up
linos, squaring out thc form of n tennis
court, and making a cross lino in thn
middle. ln this square, they, being
stripped out of their doublets, played,
live to five, with baud ball, to the grent
liking of her highness.'' .
Uiaer—"How cornea this dead;fly in
my wrapt"
Wuiter: "in fnct, sir, 1 havo no positive idea how the poor thing came by
its death. Perhaps it had uot takon
nny food for o long timo, dashed upon
the soup, ate too mueh of it, und contracted an inflammation of tho stomach
.(hat brought on death. Thc fly must
have had a weak constitution, for when
I served up tho soup it was dancing
merrily ou the surface. Perhaps—and
the idea preaents itself only at this
moment—it endeavored to swallow too
large a piece of vegetable; tbis, remaining fast in the throat, caused a choking
in tbo windpipe. Tbis is the only renson I can give for the death of that poor
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I ENJOYED a heart to lioart Interview with the suceeeefol
married woman tbe other dav.   Shu jb one of the most
successful married women 1 know. Tbo plain little fire-
let of gold on her thin] finger lias woru thin and smooth in
tue years of faithful s.rvicu pf loving, capablo hands, but
thoro Isn't a dent or dull np t to dim tlio golden halo of ber
domestic happiness. She Ims mnde tt .-nsiness of being married. Sho is a specialist. She itt a success. Ky that term
of many interpretation*, I don't moan what pious folk are'
wout to call "worldly" success. Tho successful married
woman's home is a modest one, her little establishment
blasts of but one maid, her pretty hats are sometimes "made
over1' ones, and when the successful married woman's bus-
band turns at the old elm nt the gate to wave a goodbye
toward a certain break fast-room window (and be always
docs it—mark that) he swiugs intn the 8.10 car and hangs
to a strap with tbe rest of as, instead of gliding smoothly
away in his motor car at V.S0.
This particular morning she was engaged in that hit of
household routine which figures in thu weekly bulletin as
leaning the silver." I was Idling, and between whiles
figuring uut a certain plan of exterior decoration whereby
a last season's navy blue serge might he gloriously "trans-
mognieed," as my old darkey nurse used to say, intn one
of this year's new ones, with the wide lapels and just u hint
hsro and-thMe of that delightful new shade of bronay gold.
Kvery woman knows that such a misonseene is far moro conducive of: tbe comfy gossip hour than tbe drawing-room
softened by the twilight's dusky shadows that tbe best fir
tionists are ho, fond of introducing at the beginning of
"I made a (food many mistakes tbo first years we were
I hugged myself. To a bard-worked scribbler even her
friend's most sacred confidences are sometimes by .way of
being "copy," and well T know, milady, that if you won't
profit by the other woman's mistakes, at least you'll certainly like to read about them.
"Tell me," I urged greedily,
"Well, I often think how many things IM do differently
if 1 had those yenrs to live again. I'd talk more to Tom
about things. I'd tell htm about nil the little hurts, and
worries and flitting bits of doubts, that a woman broods
over. And wben I'd told him, 1 'd let him help me. A man's
broad, breezy viewpoint can be a mighty help iq time of
trouble, if we women would only avail ourselves of it. And
there's nothing in tbe world a mnn loves like struightening
things out for you. But I didn't do that. 1 kept things
ta mysolf, Every littlo coolness, every fancied slight, all
Tom's little sine of omission and commission 1 carefully
stored away, to bo taken out later and turned over and
magnified in my hours alono. I'm ashamed to think how
much 1 cried that first year. But I never told; and I rejoiced in my stiff-nocked pride, like the little Pharisee 1
She smiled placidly us she held up a teaspoon critically
to, the glint of the morning sun.
"I'vo learned better. We ull do if wc give ourselves
a chance. It's the shut-in hurts that distill bitterness, and
nowadays we always talk things over, Tom and T."
The successful married woman seldom uses slang, bnt now
"We're pals," she said. Which happens to sum up the
moral of this Httle tale.
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And, speaking of morals, you aren't a sample fiend, are
youf The sample picker is the terror of busy salesmen and
weary milliners, at tbis particular Hoason,
"I haven't an idea what I want. I do wonder if yon
oould holp me. Something stylish, you know, but still not
too pronounced. 1 never did go in for those awfully odd new
shades; ono tires of thom eo soon, don't you think! W-e-e-11,
yes, that is pretty—still, things do look different when you
get tbem out of the shop away from tbe rest—I always think
the light in here's a little bad, anyway. I'll take a sample
of that though. Oh, and there—that blue—you might just
snip me off a piece of that. It's rather more expensive
thnn I'd intended to get, but I may as well take a sample.
Ves, that's nearer what I ean afford. Would you mind if
I tako a sample of it, too? I can compare them when T get
home and see which I really do want. Thanks. If I do decide to come here for my suit—but I have so many places
to go first before I can run lly tell whut I do wnnt."
As her collection grows sho gets the family together, and
after au evening of consultation decides on tbe one she's
hud in miad from the first hour of the first morning she
started on her sample-strewn career. Next day she spies a
woman on the street, and tbe woman is clad in fabric of
some positively unknown color. Thnt is the thing. That
ts the exaet shade sbo simply must havo. All tho blue
serges, tho gray cheviots, the stripes und plaids and hairlines and mixtures are tossed iuto tho waste-basket and the
search begins all over again. She is a woman of perseverance, of force, of pluck, a woman whose borioc determination
is undeniable—is the sample hunter! Still—don't be a sample fiend.
By the wuy, if the appearance of one additional ounce of
adipose tissne comes with your new autumn gown, it is a
failure. There are muny different colors, a thousand and
one materials and a variety of stylos that range from the
street gowu of "man-made" simplicity to tho multiplicity
0*. pleats and puckers involved in the marvels of evening
frocks and house dresses shown in tbe shop windows and
fashion plates these days. But whatever the make, 'ware,
oh 'waro tho fattening dress. If you are in the very least
inclined to "plonmpuess, ' get something tbat will make
you look about ten pounds thinner than you really ure.
There is just one thing worse tban looking fat. That is
to achieve an appearance of scrawniness. As for the hats,
no woman cun toll by "window shopping" whnt she can
select from tho winter's peculiarities for head covering.
Naturally, the tall woman will avoid getting one of tbose
tall, peaked affairs, with a bristling plume like a drum
major's. But equally must she avoid the flat, flapping "pan*
tftka" effects, or she will have a "hammered down" ap
peurunce that will destroy the effectiveness of her h ight,
and make her look stoop shouldered. Tho little Indy with
a big nose or a double chtn must uot buy the dear little
Dutch bonnets no matter how grent the temptation of thoir
Unfitness nnd plumes. And don't buy any hat of any design
whatever till you have tried the full-length effect in the
pier-glass. Buy to suit your ugure as well as your face.
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Moreover, aren't there ribbons and laces and velvets,
nnd quantities of othor pretty things for beautifying mi
lady's bonnet, without mis adorning her pretty head with
dend birds and barbaric feather decorations. The decrease
in bird life, according to latest reliable statistics, has been
BOmetuing like forty six por cent., and all that milady might
deck herself out in fashion that would often do credit to
the brown skinned sister for whom she piously puts an offering in the foreign missionary envelope of a Sabbath morning.   The statistical report from which 1 ant quoting says:
"It. ia shown that grouse, quail, partridge, turkeys and
wild ducks suffer most from indiscriminate hunting, while
tbo various forms of heron and bittern have found their
worst enemies among the plume collectors or 'plume thieves.'
"Thc men who collect feathers from these birds, it is
asserted, are not content to pluck the feathers nnd release
the birds, or to confine their depredations to the males; but
they kill tho female berons, for the plumes nnd egrets that
they furnish, while they nre on the nest. Tt is only during
the mating season thnt the feathers an* in a suitable condition for plucking; hence the annunl raid made upon the
nesting herons.
"It sooms strange that women, who by nature are supposed to possess so much gentleness and sympathy, and who
shrink from anything that savors of cruelty, should be content to adorn their hats with feathers, the procuring of
which necessitates so much wanton cruelty and murder. But
Damn Fashion has decreed that feathers shall be worn;
regardless of how they are secured, they have been worn,
and a study of the following figures will give somo idea of
the effocts thereby produced on the colonies of herons and
egrets. Within the last twenty yearn tho snowy heron hns
practically disappeared from China, whore it was once so
plentiful. Twenty years ago there was in the region about
Charleston, S.C, at least 3,000,000 of these birds; today loss
than 100 remain. There is bnt one small colony of tbe
American egret left in tbis country, and that one ia on the
coast of South Carolina. This colony was fixed into laat
year, and again this yeur, so that uow less than twenty
birds remain. It will be but a few years, anlcss some drastic
measures are taken, before the history of this bird will be
the same as that of the passenger pigeon."
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The sharp autumn evenings arc hero, when thc dialing
.lish is in requisition again. If you are sufliciently expert
in its possibilities you can almost manage a six-course dinner on one of tbese indespeneable little affairs, and at uny
rate you can make it a useful adjunct of the hfter the theatre
supper, or to wind up a cosy evening of reading and so on
with "him." It's rather hard to think up anything new
in tho way of chafing-dish recipes, but here is one which is
tried and tested and very popular iu my own little circle
of intimates, and it will be decidedly apropos now while fresh
tomatoes are still "in." 1 might give it some high-sounding
Spanish aame or otber very appropriately, but, as a matter
of fact, it is known to us by the prosaic appellation of
"tomatoes and cheese."
Take three or four medium sized tomatoes, peel and dice
into the pan. Sprinkle with pepper, salt, pupricku, a wee
bit of mustard, and dot with butter, ('over heavily with
grated cheese aud repeat the seasoning process. Add a very
little water and a few shreds of green peppers if desired.
Lot simmer slowly till cheese is melted and tomatoes thor
oughly cooked.   DO not stir or the cheese will get "stringy."
Lobster a lu Newburgh is un old one, but if you should
happen to have forgotten the proportions here is an excellent
way to make it. It is equally good substituting the tinned
Take one large lobster, u pint of sweet thick cream, a
tablespoonful of batter, three tablespoonfuls of sherry and
two tablespoonfuls of flour. Boil the lobster for fifteen
minutes. Pick uut the meat and cut into small pieces. Pour
over it tbe crenm and ndd the butter, which bas boen sufficiently melted to run; last add the flour. Warm the whole
and stir constantly; wheu thoroughly blended and smooth
and creamy add the sherry.
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The following recipe for Swiss rarebit is ascribed to Mrs.
Booth Tarkington, wife of tbe well-known author:
To a third of a cup of mashed potatoes add two-thirds
of lentil pulp, half a cup of cream, a grated onion, a few
stalks of grated telery and pepper and salt to taste. Mix
well together, uud spread a thick layer of nut butter over
the top and bake brown.
Cocoa fudge is easily made on a chafing-dish, aud is nicest
when it is Btill warm aud fresh. Take one and ono half
cups of sugar, one-half cup of sweet milk, a small piece of
butter, six teaspoons of cocoa, one-half teaspoon of vanilla.
Mix sugar and cocoa and add milk, bet boil, stirring so it
won't burn. Add butter und vanilla. When it forms u
small ball when dropped in cold water take from fire and
beat. This makes it creamy. Pour iu buttered tins and
mark in squares.
And if "he" prefers, something more substantial you cun
make a "hum aud egg" sandwich on that self same chafing
dish that will be perfectly delicious with hot coffee or eoeoa.
Have the pan hot, and put in butter the size of a walnut.
While the butter is browning drop in two or tbree pieces of
very thinly sliced bum. When thc ham begins to eurl ut
the edges break nn egg over the ment and cover with another
thin slice of the ham. Let brown, and serve with or with
out prepared mustard between slices of buttered bread.
A clever housekeeper, who cuu always be depended ou to
be up-to-date in tbe latest economy wrinkles, gave me this
little clipping tne other day, nnd I pass it along to you:
"Cereals that can be eaten without further cooking after
tbey leave the factory are alike in one detail, if in no otber:
The package once opened, tbey quickly grow flabby and tasteless and tough, unless restored by careful drying In the oven
for a few minutes. One way out there is. Keep your packages on the shelf above the kitchen range or on the radiator.
The contents will remain crisp and delicious and be truly
"ready to serve" without risk of thnt scorching in the oven
which always happens wheu we forget for only a moment,
and the sudden emergency that finds us looking for bread or
cracker crumbs for dipping cutlets or croquettes, only to
find the jar .empty, will lose its sharpness if we have a box
of crisp "flakes" of any sort. These, crumbled between the
hands, made a most delicate substitute for bread or cracker
crumbs, be the need one for conting food that is to be fried
or for tlin top of scallops and pates. For the latter use don't
forget to dot liberally witb butter. They are especially
tempting with creamed fish or sweetbread* when served hi
scallop shells.
"If your supply of crumbs for dipping he limited,
stead of putting them in a dish have them on a sheet of clean
brown pnper. Koch time a chop or cutlet is laid on them
to he coated the paper eau be lifted at the sides nnd the
crumbs tumbled toward the middle. Moreover, thc use of
paper for this purpose saves the washing of an extra dish.
For flouring fish try the same labor saving device, dropping
tho paper in the fire when it has served its turn."
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And another clipping from a. dear, snowy -haired old lady
who sits by her window through these short, glooming autumn
days, waiting—ever so cheerfully, but still, just waiting.
In her home there is only one now where there used to be
"two." She had committed the little poem to memory,
and she recited it to me the other night in the softest,
daintiest, old-world voice, and then asked me if I would pass
it along to somo one of you to whom the lilt of it's lines
may bring home a passing memory:
Two gather lilies and wade in the sweet clover,
Shouting glad songs in their morning of May;
Cold are their dreams and tbe clouds tbat float, uver,
And golden the future far stretching away.
Two launch their bout for a voyage of loug sailing.
The bright ripples play, nnd the wind is off shore;
While the red light of morning is failing,
Steady and strong sails the barh   -dips the oar.
Two when the autumn has put on its glory,
Sit  by the shore of the beautiful past.
Whose solemn waves break with a wonderful story,
Of fanciful ships which went down in the blast.
Two, iu thn chill of the snowy December,
Talk of the winter thnt tends to the spring,
Two sit and dream over faggot and ember,
Of castles in air. and of birds on the wing.
Two lie at rest under blossoming roses.
Winter sifts over them gently the snow,
Sunlight of summer above them reposes,
Their plnees are filled—and the yenrs come and go.
It hus been decided to make special thrones for tbe use
of tho king and queen at the Delhi Durbar. Two thrones of
solid silver, beautiful in design and workmanship, are being
cast at the Colcutta Mint for tho occasion.
Tn Connecticut some of the old laws framed by Puritans
have been enforced within recent years. Not long ago n
prominent manufacturer was summoned for kissing his wife
in a street car. The complainant was nn elderly spinster
wro waB travelling in the car at the time tbe offence was
committed, and deposed that affectionate husband not only
kissed his wife, but kept his arms round her waist during the
whole of tho joumoy. She pleaded that as this conduct
occurred on a Sunday it wns punishable under a seventeenth
century statute. Tbe judge concurred, and inflicted a fine
of five dollnrs and costs.
Shvloch would cut a poor figure these days. It takes considerably more than a pound of flosh to satisfy our uouey-
Tho expression "mubogauy overcoat" used to be employed as a sort of
syuonym or euphemism for "coffin";
but if things keep on us they have
started under the impulse of inventive
genius, we may soon hour of "locust
shirts" and "bass-wood collars" and
even "long-leaf pine ulsters." Tbe
Germans bnve long since endeavored to
make themselves independent of foreign sources for tbe various raw materials which they require for their own
borne consumption, as well os to manufacture for export, and now we hear
that there has been mnde of spruce
wood a yuru thut is quite spinnuble.
Whether this is a "yarn" or not, cun-
not be said, but on the authority of
Der llolkzkaufer, which is many times
removed front being a comic paper, and
iu fact revels in the most wooden of sta
tistics for the foresters and lumber
dealers of Oermany the formidably
named " Aktiengesellschaft fur 0am
fabrikation" of Berlin has for eome
time been having experiments made on
the same lines as tbose which have resulted iu the production of artificial
silk und cotton; and the result seems to
be gratifying, as spruce Ib comparatively plenty in the "Fntberlaud," while
as yet (there being no Luther Hnrbaitk
ou ber rolls) cotton and silk aro not
numbered among tbe productions of
central Kurope. The uew product is
said to have a fiue finish and much net
ter surface than is usual with the natural fibres as yet used for spinning.
Tho Tochnisrhe Laboratorium fur Ma
terialprufungeu of the Technical School
for Textile Industries in Reutlingen bus
shown that when leuther feed-rolls are
used, the now yarn when used us warp
or chains is 12Va times as strong as
jute; and when used as woof or fillings,
30 timos as strong. As against jute,
"Sylvalin" has the very great advantage of being,odorless, even when moist.
Articles woven thereform are naturally
not exposed to the attacks of moths..If
all these things are true, and the process is aot too expensive, there must be
a good future for the new yarn, especially if (as is said) it can be worked
witb till the usual other fibres. The
first attempts at weaving have been
with wall tapestry, which are most satisfactory in pattern nnd color, and have
the great advantage of being so smooth
that dust does not attach Itself thereto as readily as to other stuffs used for
the same purpose; also, that in brushing
them down they do not get rough, oo
called Japanese mats have beeu made
of sylvalin, and are hardly to be dis
tinguisbed from those made from rushes.
There is this great advantage on the
side of tbo sylvalin yarn, that it may
be woven in the loom whereas by reason of the shortness of the individual
pieces, rushes can be worked up only
by hand. Tbe new material bas also
bcen made up into cord of various
kinds, alono and in combination with
othor materials, for decorative and
other purposos.
Without acknowledging thut hu is in
any sense a vegetarian, a writer in The
British Medical Journal asserts that,
the therapeutic and dietetic uses of
vegetables have been, by no means, left
to be discovered by modern faddists,
('ato, he says, regarded cabbage as the
sovran'st thing on earth for every nil
ment and hurt, from a fever to a frac
ture. At the present day the banana
and the potato are held in high repute
by some physicians in the treatment of
rheumatism; the latter vegetable bus,
moreover, been raised by a French physician to the rank of a specific for diabetes.   Moreover;
"A larger field for the therapeutic
action of vegetables is repotted to have
lately been opened up in France. In
this, ns far as wo can mako out each
vegetable is credited with a specific
therapeutic action. The carrot, for instance, seems to bold n large place in
the system, ns to it is attributed the
property of curing bilious attacks. Vegetables, it is said, act not only ou thc
functions of tbo body, but on the torn
per and character, and even on domes
tic conditions. *-us, if a man is afflict
ed with a troublesome mother-in law.
the treatment is to send her to Vichy
nnd feed her on carrots. But we seem
to remember a proverb to tho effect
that it is easy to lead a certnin animal
to thc water, but not so easy to make it
drink. A plato of spinach is an excellent remedy for a too dictatorial char
nctor; it will also mitigate too aggres
<dve amorous proclivities. But the system goes even beyond tins. Artistic
taste and sentimental feeling may be
cultivated, nnd, as it were, grown, by
eating French beans. The potato helps
to maintain the mental equilibrium. It
may therefore be prescribed to enthusiasts of all kinds. The remedy, how
ever, must not bo abused, as too much
potato- and this wo can bollovo*-cans
es in the patient a desire (o do nothing.
"This action might, however, have a
distinct advantage in the case of too
anient reformers. Kord Melbourne,
whenever it was suggested to him that
something in the British constitution,
or in the general scheme of things,
needed mending, used to nsk, 'Can't
you leave it alone?' This attitude does
not tend to progress, but it is often
expedient For instance, massive doses
of potato might perhaps be useful in
preventing a politician in :t hurry from
pushing through a far reaching measure
without  adepunte discussion."
Leonardo dn Vinci, the painter of
"Mono Lisa," the picture recently
stolen tho Paris Louvre, is a curious ex
ample of posthumous fame. Unquestion
nbly one of the greatest geniuses thnt
too world has ever known, the world was
nevertheless willing to wait for throe
hundred years in placid incuriosity af
to his writings. He left masses of rnnno
script, to the mercy of his heirs, who
distributed thom among relic hunters,
giving complete works to somo and de
tached pages to others. Thirty years
ago ati effort was made to remedy the
mischief, and some of Dn Vinci's works
were published.
Perhaps there wan some excuse for
thc heirs. Da Vinci's handwriting wns
of the most illegible kind. lie wat
left handed and wroto from right to
left. His spelling was phonographic, he
abbreviated wherevor it was possible,
joined his words, and was innocent of
all punctuation. One of HandelloV
novels says ef him:
Ofteoftfce latest i
tloaoo ta apeak Mi _
luh'a fevoar li Mr. C.B. Sanfordl
af Weston. KingVCo.. N.S. Mr.f
Sanford Is a Justice of tho Peace I
for tho County* and a mombor,bf tiie |
Board of School Commiulonen.
He le also Dmood of tho Baptist Churoh
in Berwick. Indeed it would be d flicull
to And a man more widely know n and
more highlv respected, lire ii hts
opinion of Zam-Buk.    He snys ;—
"1 never umi] anything that eat* mv
■nab satisfaction ae'Zulu-Buk. 1 hud »
pitch of Kosaina oa my ankle which U-i
been thore fnr over _*) year-*. Botuctnur*
alio the disease would hi oak ont on my
shoulders. I hud applied var out ointments and tried nil sorts of things to
obtain a oun. but In vain. Zm Buk, unlike every thing also 1 had tri.d, proved
highly satisfactory nni cured the Miu,cut.
"I have also u*«l /aid It k for itci.h'g
-"" and It hss curod thom omnple'oly
also, I tako comfort In helping my brother
an, and ff the nublloatl n of my opinion
of thehonlinr vnluo of Zam-Huk wll lend
other sufferer* tn try If, 1 •tunId bs nl nl.
Forthereltef otHiiiroriiiK cmimhI by IMIes i*r
Skin Diss* ts I koo* of nothing to canal
Eta Buk eurw uk»n, ataMMs, Meod-penon,
riirworak teetering or rmmiiif eon*, but Hf,
tumw ulcers, tilt rtwuw, prairie ftufc, eatt,
bona hraltM, baby's sow* ata. tartly btrbel,
Mo boi, drmrafcU *i*Htur«. BSfaatfuiU
It Has Many Quatttiea.—The man
who possesses a bottle of Dr. Thomas'
Kclectric Oil is armed against many
ilia. It will cure a cough, break a cold,
prevent sore throat; it will reduce tbe
swelling from a sprain, cure the most
persistent sores and will speedily heal
euts and contusions. It ie a medicine
chest in itself, and ran be got for a
quarter of a dollar.
"He used often to go early i the
morning and mount upon tha platform
and from sunrise until tho duek of evon
ing, never puttiiig down hia brush, and
forgetting to ent nnd drink, paint with
out ceasing. Then two, three, or four
days would pass wlfen be would not
touch it, but remained for one or two
hours together contemplating, considering, and examining withiu himself,
judging itis figures.
"I hnve seen him, too, according as
his caprice or humor moved him, go off
at noonday, wheu the sun was in Leo,
from the forte Vecehia, where he wat
composing his stupendous horse of
clay, and come straight to the Orazie
and, mounting tbe platform, take a
brush and give one or* two strokes to
one of tbe figures, and straightway depart and go elsewhere,"
The force required to crush an ordinary nut, such as one too often sees
cracked between the baek teeth, hat
beon ahown to bc equal to a weight of
more tban 110 avoirdupois pounds, directly applied. The amount of saliva
daily secreted by tbe average inal*
adult ia about 1% litres, or 1.59 quarto.
In thoroughly chewing 100 grammes of
"Zwieback"—a kind of sweet toasted
bread—there is needed half a litre
(0.53 quart) of saliva; ia ateeticatinf
the same amount, of apples, only 1 2ft
litre or 2.44 cubic, inches; that Ib, only.
K per cent, or about one-twelfth as
.Sheep arc put to double use in tbe
northern part of India, in the Himalayas. They are driven from mar
ket to market with the wool still growing, and iu each village tbe owner
shears as much wool as he can sell
thero nnd loads the sheared sheep with
the grain be receives in exchange. Af
ter his flock has been sheared, he turn*
it homeward, each animal carrying a
bug of grain.
It' money talks, uh sages say,
And riohos are equipped with' tvinga,
The parrot might become some day
The emblem of financial kings. •: <    '
- Washington   Htar.
They Cleanac While They Oure,™
The vogetable compounds of whieh
Parmelee's Vegetable Pills are compos
ed, mainly dandelion and mandrake,
clear the stomach and intestines of tie*-
Icrious matter and restore th? derang
ed organ** to healthful action. Hence
they are the best remedy for indigestion available to day. A tfial of them
will establish tbe truth of this assertion
nd do more to convince the ailing than
nnv thing that can be written of these
a»taaMd,»ot mmstr •( Ik. Wit, It*
oils mum. TtwAraMkaUM.il
miMMIr mm MNnl KMekk,
uwii-n dome ii »-*». Wi*. I
InMtmUen and nlmnoM to
| wmon ■mm,    ttm%m.
Publislit-il   ov 1}     -
The Islander Printing & 1'iilus iiu. i um| s
CHAin.Fi) C. Seqeave,
Mfinnij'iii" Editor
Advertising rales pui-ii-heu uwunei-i.. ui<  f't1'
Subscription price tl.M) per yeur, pnynble in advance.
The editor doea not hold  himself responsible (or views expressed by
SATURDAY, NOV. 4,    1911.
What the Editor has to say.
Mr. Clements ttie member for Comox-Atlin   nnd liis  wife
J were visitors to this city on lust .Monday and after spending the
day here in conference with the heads of the Conservative Association and meeting his constituents he left for Courtenay.
where there was a joint meeting of the  Conservative Assoei-
■   ations held.
Mr. Clements did not have much to say, only that he
thought the district was a very important one.
• He wished.to impress the Association with the fact that it
■ takes time to make changes and they were not to look forward
ttoo anxiously, but for them to get together  and send their petitions to him at Ottawa and he would surely fight to a finish
for them.
All round Mr. Clements has made himself very popular by
visiting this district at this time and by his tact has made a
great impression on all those who came in contact with hiin,
ALEXANDER LAIRD, Genera. Manager
CAPITAL,- $10.000!000~      REST,-   $8,000,000
The Canadian Bank of Commerce extends to Farmers every facility
for the transaction of their banking business including the discount and
collection of sales notes. Blank sales notes are supplied free of charge
on application.
Accounts may be opened at every branch of The Canadian Bank 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. »231
OOMBnlRLAND BttANCH.      W. T. WTTITP, Manager.
l cap
»   . . ::'■ I 'uro Malt und
bone..iian Hups
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture ,
Bottled .. o   ou    t  ad to ihe Trade Only.
:s-.Best im the Coast^^
Cjl on*
no„    Cumberland ■'
Not the Cheapest, but the Best
Catalogue Free
Vancouver Island Nursery Co.,
Somenos, V.I.
ELLIS0N--C. T. P. Townsite. I
Centre oft jfe rich Buckley Valley, centre of supply fur Prince
Rupert, centre of lho Richest mining distriot in B. 0, BUY
NOW before prices jp> up. Price, business lota $250, c r-
ner *350.    Ternn laO cn-h, bai. 6,12 and IS mouths' Apply
£__ Isi.andkk Office or
The Island Realty Co.
Fire. Life, Live Stock
. . , Accident.
Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. C.
In regard to.tlie association and their petitions to Mr. Cle-
meuts ThbIslandeb would like to suggest that one of the first
questions is that of the Mail Service which is a disgrace to this
community. '
We would suggest that the mail contract be assigned,
under the condition that it be delivered according to schedule
that the public be fully warned of any change thereto, and
that a fine be imposed or a sum deducted from the contract
money for failure in these conditions, excepting weather conditions, such as fog etc., and then our mail would be treated as
mail and not as mere freight. Then again there ought to be
another assistant for night work, as the present post office ein
ployees now average about sixteen hours a day owing to the
irregularity of the mails.
The question of a Customs Officer here is another point.
There has been a Customs House or offices in our post of-
fce ever since it was built, but so far no Officer has been appointed. This has been a considerable nuisance to the business men of this city.
In our issue of February 25th, this year, there was an editorial which we quote as follows: "Customs inspector Marchant has recommended to the Customs Department that ('tnu
berland be made an outport of Customs tind an Officer appointed." That is nearly eight months ago, and it is aliout
time that he was appointed.
This ought to find a prominent place on the Association's
petitions to the Dominion Government,
I8LIDEI Muslim um
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Special rate for half page or more.
Condensed Advertisements
1 centl word, 1 issue ; minimum charge 26 cents.
No acrounts run for this class of advertising
All Kinds of Haolins Done
First Class Rigs For Hire-
Orders Promptly Attended to
A good assortment of Berry Sets,
Fancy Cups and Saucers, Mugs, eto.
just opened out, also an assortment
of Toilet Sets.
A Full Stock of Furniture Beds and Bedding Always on Hand.
"The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.O
jJBea&neff &^§w<x\U$
IHeaf: Rotate
Offices; Comox & Courtenay.
Agents for E. & N, Lands,
Comox District.
Beadnell & Thwaites
Bettor Known as
Dealer in Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and 1 ii.nic.ii.
£__. Billiard Room In connection
Horseshoeing a Specialty
Third Av<\, Cumberland
Local Agent for
The London ft Lancashire
Fire Insurance Oo.
Get rates before Insuring else
Office: Cumberland
*>.iE__n_t.._..   ■ >i.-ti\^miAe_W-t*mme
..   ;   ;   CEIVED   :   :   :
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
Sale of Mineral Claims for unpaid taxes in tko Comox
Assessment District.
I hereby give notice Ibul,pn Monday, the Oth dsy ol Nofember 1011, A. D ,»t thn hour nl ten o'clock in the
forenoon, st the Court House, Cumberland, I nhall oil' r 'ur sale at Public Auction the Mineral Claima in the Iim, here
inalteraet out. ol tbe pnraooein t >e laid lilt hereioafer aet out, ol whioh Drawn Prints ha»e been lamed, |, r the
taife remaining unpaid and delinquent hy laid porioos in tbe 30th day ol June 1011, sod ler Crete and tspet tea, i:
the total amount due li not sooner paid.
Nume of Claim
Lot No.
T. xes       Costs
Barrister,   Solicitor   and
Notary Public.
, o
316 (Jamil Diitrict li. I
317 Const Distriot li. 1
358 Const District K. I
359 Const Distriot 11. 1
Crane, Charles E  Union	
Crane, Charles K lEIeotrlo	
Burns, W. E Sunset	
Burns, W. E Molly Oibs.t
British American Development
Syndionte  CopperQueqlt 2082 Oroup 1,  N.W.D.
British American Development j
Syndionte     hopper Prince 2088 Or lip 1,   N.W.D.
12 75 j    a 00 I    U 75
12 75 2 00 14 75
12 00 !    2 00 ill 00
12 50 2 00 14 00
10 00 2 00 12 00
18 00 2 00 15 00
Latecl at "mnL
0     bei 19
Deputy Assessor and Collector, Comox District. EE"
■    ■:■:',... 'v:.?vr'i—
a y
■. i  ■ S v Lit i
THE tSUKDF.n Cl'Mli|,:i{jjAND, 8.0,
«Jr      I.. \   I   ..-.,■   Shipment of
iff *m*S   VI   n's Fall and Win tei
h  :;'7    i- oi lor'a and Stiff Hals
i'/V^W 'n ;l" t''ie leading shades
|[| ' and    shapes.   Nothing
but  the    very   newest
Tie 'u i ns'T, II  K" I.'r nil, «nd all 'lpl»s» l;p fl. i<h.
fnf i t_.
: , •   i ■ ■ ■■ ■<
•;■',]    ■
_ i  i .. .-. a • .-.
liidf^-'J    e    a
From ail thc Lead*
injv Shoe Manufacturers.
Wo Guaranl ; Sati faction.
I k COL 111.
L' - ;•; - . ■   :    oaaasoa
f-    >■■:', ASTON
Practical   V/atchmaker
All Wor\ Guaranteed
. L      • 	
lii f ii a Sira
. . NEXT TO l'ARBEI,L'S, . .
dtunsrnuir Ave   : : :   Cumberland
.. eon ..
11 O. EMDE
The  R
The otilv (im Matlo
Am :,
^81 ■
<EALEI)     TENDERS,   mi|,. rwribn
«        'I I ,        ..,'    .."I-I,    I.HU       II        ll
ipli.ll ru " inti be r.m.  n   ll) tli     It i .
un  Mi"... 1.1 .il Pnouc WurK. u|j in 11! ■
l' ill  .1   Tuut.il.ty, tln> 31&I   o»y ttl
October, IUU. fui iho urucii m a it 0 m-
plotiuii i<( u Inr^e ouo-i ui Inline aohoob
'I'.unu Ht HiMtlqutrtera,  in  ;hw   Otiniox
Eltjoiitral District^ It. 0,
I'..ma,     ...... ill, „,l,,.i .1'      ti ..
, ■■,. I  ,   ,„ y  ...  Liu   ll HII     .(IMI
II ll .my    Ol   Oc      ■       lllll, I r
lil.ua ul A .11. lllll,..,,, _ q,, awcUiy
'if tliu Schuul ILi.titt, Ilu,t..|iutiler*, via
'omnx, 11. O, uie Government Agt-m,
:■..,.l.cil wl 11. C, ,iii,i it,,. Dii|iartineni
.I I'uliuu Wurka, l'u.imiiuiu limiting.
E ch proposal most, bo m'c.min ..uitflt V,^
*it iiccevieil bnnk ch,quu or ttiiiitk.it u ol
i iimt tin h chartered bank of Osiiwdx
iiiadtt p.yablu tu tho Hor. (lie Mini.tjr
uf 1'uhliu wurka, for Ibe mnn of t'ittO.
which ah ill bu forfeiteil if tho jwrty tend,
uriin: decline to unlet ilitu coiiiruct when
railed upon to ilu ao, or if hu fail to coin
ptetu the wurk contracted fur. Tin
tihequea or certificates of iio|)<nit of umui
juaafull tender) will h> returned tu thom
upun tho exoQUjIoii of thobuiitrnct. '
Tendcra will not b-j ooliaidored unless
iimilo uut on tl'.c forms aupplied, tinned
»itli (he actcl signature of thc tenderer,
uid ooulinod in thu eiivolupua furnished
Tho luwuat or aoytundur not ncoennrily
,j. Va. Griffith;
Public Winks E irineer.
Di p.rtiiuuit of Publio Wurka.
Viefri.., 11 0. October 7th, 1911.
' M oc3I
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
jivery and team work promptly I
attended 11
I £.J~| El i (ib
(sion 1 • Nu   11, I. t)  0. F.
Meeta overy Friday evening al 7oclocl
i    I. t). 0. K. Hnll     Visiting brcthen
.Iau E. Aston, Seohktahi
l n
\ ;i   \    . •
AIbh niiiile in '■
.,. Btvie.... •   ^ ~y
*&&.—I*—J..3J «» ,
' I pi: t   - t    .   .      ,,r,   i,.i.ii,,nu.i   utttc  .ij.t   "t^
. .Miio.i; also the Moore GiiHOline
j     . | '." Tvi, writers, Kepairing of all kinds.
Bit'ift'li's, " "i duns eto,     Soinsnrs' and Skates yrowtd
titr Haby t tn'iagcs.    Uoops Jor Tubs
Grocers 8c Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Good
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for PiUener Beer
k<jwXi-«*-«.~5—C."'*">- J-*-*"''■■' '♦ •"
■ , ''
■    -r
mm hotel
The finest hotel in the city.
Advantage of
PflflGTtGflLLV GI1IEH jMg.
Sale'of Linds for Unpiid Delinquent Taxes in the Cjmox Assessment District,
Province off British Columbia.
I HEHEHY GIVE NOTICE tlut on the lfitlnUy of November, 1011. at tiie hour of Eleven o'clock in the
forenoon at tbo Court House, Cumberland, B. C, I ahull sell by Public Auction the landa hereinafter set out, ef the
poraona in tli.' wiill list herein ftor net out, for t'io delinqucut tnxea unpaid liy aaid persona on the 81st day of December, 11)10, anil for interest, coats, and expenses, including thu ooct of liilveirising said sale, if the total amount due is
not Booner juiiil.
NAME OP PERSON ASSESSED ]   Shout DuBomnroN of PuopatiTr
Taxt'it.   Bchool InLtailt.
1*axM.   of Hal.
I'ti.tt. aatl
MrPlii..., Jos. owner, Grnnt, A. lenuu !l.o's :i nml i of Sec. 1, Map 27o... '..
MuBtera, W.C. estate  Seol 3, 99 acrea	
Andrews, Charles Kobin   Oot 3, block 4. Sharp's Addition to..
Courtenay Townsite, Soc.61 Map 472
Munighan, II.
Huiiisl.y. James 	
Clarki', .Jiunos .litlin  	
Dertinux, Cathetine 	
Iliiiiiiington, \V. II	
Mills, W. (i .
Lot II, lilimk I, Sharp's Addition to..
Courtenay Townsite, Soo til Map 172
Lot, 12, hlook 8, of lot S7, map 187
Lot 14, block 5, of In. 87, m»|i 487 ...
Loi 4 I.Ik 7 of Iol 87, iiinp487
Lots 22, nml 23 of subdivision, lot. 110
map .893
Lola 94, and 96, of subdivision, lot 110
map 802	
Hamilton, Alexander    15 aoiw, of \V. J of lot 114
Smith, Horace, senior,  estate uf [Lot 132, 160 acres	
Whitson, \V. II \-0 aoroson north boundary of lot 205
in.yo, JiiciiImis li E. .t N. ll}- Co..., S. E. j oFS \V. 14 soc.   II,  Tp. 1	
Hnrwood, John  iSection -r» 	
Gordon. Clforu" A  IScotion B	
Gordon, Gonrau A Seotiou 20 	
l'aliii.'i', William C Lnl 1370, 107 acres	
Welister, ll M     " Kill. Iil7 ncres	
McGill, James II Lot ["ifl, lftO aores	
.McGill, James II j " 160.  IG0 aores	
C"x, George A Section 25, 107 aores	
White, William II ■     "    133, 160 acres	
Kenny, Marshall •( Lot 315. H9 acres	
White, William II    "   228, 94 neivs	
White, William II  Station 2, +90 aores	
Eberts, linn, 1 >. M Undivided 1-3 of section 15, Quatsino
Priest, Maria Jano  N. E. 1-4 of section 12, Tp.2, lOOueres
Township of Hardy Bay ip 810,
heim.. subdivision of S. W 1 I of see
lion 30, Tp, li.
Williams, Fmina Ulouks I, 2 and :i	
"        "   4 5, 0.7	
"      Lots Ito 12. block 9, I t..l8, block 10
"        "    1 lo 2(1, block II, I to 20, bill  12
"    i"   2 to 20, blk 13, 1 to 12, blk 14, 1
j   io 5, blk 18	
'• '■     Lots 7 to 0, i'lll 16	
"     Ill.ilis   10, 17, IK, 111. 21), lota 1.'2 8,
5, 7 to 12 of blk 21 	
Lots 2,3, I nf lilnck 22	
"    I"   8 'loll, blk 23, lots I to lO.blk 24
"      «   1 to 20, blk 28, lots 1 to lOblk 26
'• ••    j"   1, 3 to 18, blk 27	
"     |"    1 to 8  blk 28, 1 to 8 and 5 lo 10
blk 291.11; .'III	
Morrison, James Lot 1 of blk 22	
I   Townsite of Port Hardy, map 700,
I   pnrt of sections 30 and 81, Tp fi.
Williams, Emma Lots, 8, 0 to 12. blk fi	
Mull, Dr  Lowis       ••    fi, blk fi 	
Lugiiii, Charles 11  ••   l to lu, blk 14	
Williams, Mrs. Einiiiu N.'E. I-I of seoUi, Tp 9, 100 acres..
Williiiins, Mrs. Emma :s. E. I-I of sec 20 Tp 9, 160 acres,
Eberts, Duncan W. ostnte JN .J and N lot's I, of sec 24,  Tp 10
Eberts, Duncan W. estate.
MoKav, Alexatide
Ellis,  William ....
McDonald, Peter..
Dominion Trust Co...
Hilton, Guslav	
Ahation, Chr	
Murine Limiliii A Trading Co
,, Tp 10, 0+0 uc
Lot 147, 107 acres	
'•    158. south pnrt 40 acres	
Part of lots 20, 21, 22, blk 4, Shoal
Bay TiMiisiif, subdivision of lot 151
map G45, Sieutiilu Townsite, Mul
colli! Island, Map Kill	
S El, blk 2,N W J,.blk 14, S W l-l,
, blk 78 •	
NE  It blk 28	
N W l-l blk (i9	
W l-l bill 121	
+ 80
40 00
1 20
1 80
1 80
1 80
10 80
8 00
15 00
82 00
4 80
1 80
I   11
9 CO
12 OU
5 10
8 80
8 00
15 0+
40 00
20 20
16 00
1 80
12 00
4 50
0 00
0 90
15 30
1 20
4 50
2 55
2 84
8 00
1 20
7 20
10 00
10 00
85 20
61 20
+ 80
1 20
1 20
1 80
1 20
1 18
1 20
8 76
2 26
1 00
1 75
1 27
2 20
1 44
1 18
1 76
2 00
2 00
2 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
2 Oo
2 00
2 00
2 00
2 00
2 00
2 00
2 00
2 00
2 00
2 oo
2 oo
2 oo
I 00
it uo
1 10
2 0U
2 00
1   OO
1 oo
1 oo
1 oo
1 oo
1 oo
1 oo
1 oo
1 oo
1 00
1  00
1 on
I oo
) oo
1 00
1 oo
2 oo
2 oo
2 oo
2 oo
2 oo
2 oo
1   00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1   00
8 0S
46 44
2 1»
S 80
8 00
t 16
18 40
11 SO
10 40
21 75
36 75
7 06
11 60
14 06
7 88
6 80
10 44
18 31
44 20
29 84
18 88
13 W
6 76
7 83
1 48
17 14
1 48
6 43
6 76
3 48
.6 11
2 26
1 26
9 88
18 80
18 80
38 98
66 76
3 26
1 86
1 66
Datod at Cumberland 9th Oetober 1911.
Deputy Assessor, Comox Assessment DiBtrict-Cumberland P. 0. ~"
—Even Whooping Ccugfi
Bbrtoon Ounce* of tha Quickest, Surest
Cough   Remedy  for 50c.    Money
Refunded If It Fells.
Jf you httVQ nn abhtinat"*. deep-seate?
cough, which refuse* to be cuml. sot a M*
wnt bottle cf Plnex* mix it with bomo
iiuultt suuar syrup aud start taking It, i n-
hUifM.f ?i bourftyourootiRhwDlbe itobe.or
very nearly so. Even woonpiug-oough tf
<iulok'y ooticmorm] in thle way.
A tHVoent bottle of Plnex, when rolled
with home-mado eugar syrup, gives you ic
ouncs—a family supply—uf the Quest
eongn remedy that money oould buy, ;it n
oloar uvlngotftfl Voryenay tn ptvpore*.
f nil direct ions In package,
Plnei ooothoi und neal* the InQtuncxI
membranes with ivmarknUt* rapidly. It
etimuliitt'i the ttpnotlte, U tllglitly laxative, end huu a pleuMin: tu-itv—cjil'drvn
take lt wiUinff'y. Splendid fnr croup.
HKt-hma, bronchitis, tfimitt tickle, ohest
imiiiK. eto., and a thoroughly Buoottsful
remedy for Jjudptant lung tn>ttbloi<
I'jmjt in a n|*«lal and highly oorioon*
fraud comnmuul «tf Norway Wulto 1'ine
extract, rtcn in ."itaiiMMil und other hooting
ptneeloroontt, jithai oftett been Imitated,
though xwrermwoeNifully, for nothing oltw
wlUprodncetheauiomnuts. Simply mix
with Hiifmr syrup or stniiiwd honey, in a
16-ounoe buttV, and it Is ready fur une.
Anyone who tried Plnex will quickly
understand why lt In used tn mure huint*
ln the IT. 8. and Canada than any other
cough remedy. The genuine ia guaran t«ed
to giro almoin to nutafoct Um or money refunded. Certificate of guarantee is
wrapped in each package. Your druggist
hasHnexcirwillgetltforyon. Ifnot,send
to The Plnex Oo, Toronto, Out
There is it legem! among the peasants
uf Cornwall, in Kngland, that at night
there may be; observed a faintly-shining mineral among the rocks brought
from the mines. That thin is not pure
t'aney has been proved by Prof. Strutt.
A specimen ot' tbe mineral autunite,
whieh is also found in Wales, was cent
to bim from Portugal because if ita luminosity. He finds that it closely re-
Hem Wes artificially prepared salts of
uranium, and that ite luminosity is due
to spontaneous radio activity. The light
it shed* is stronger than that of nitrate
of uranium. Upon parting with its
water of crystalieatioa t bc mineral
Iobcs its tumiaeus property.
Mawuchika Sli itnow, who invented
the high explosive tu which the name
Rhintnsc powder waa given by the Japanese navy, died on September 7tb. lie
was prnl'eKKur of applied chemistry and
was bom in 1859. For several years
he was superintendent of tbe ammunition department uf the naval arsenal,
during which time hr made extensive
researches in connection with explosives, llis compound was adopted in
1893 by the Japanese navy, and for
his services ;i decoration and u sum
of money were granted to bim,
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FB8T YOUTH:  Scientists say thut
trees contribute to the heat of tho
Seeond  Youth:  "That's eo;  :t  birch
bas warmed mo many a time."
*    t   *
Bacon; "I understand some of your
bens bave stopped layingf"
Egbert: "Two of them have."
liacon: "What's tbe cause?"
Egbert: "Motor enr."
"Are thou yonr clot liet- or mine?'
.tnked i\w ft t Met to man of his athletic
"Look in the pockets," was the re
ply, "If you tind smell ing-Baits they
aro mine; if it's » whisky-flask they
;ire yours."
The Sqmre. "J*i yonr buaband in!
OoUiigcr'-* Wlfo: "No, air, Bo'fi
.irillin V
The Squire; "Ab, quite so. Terri
torials, eh?"
Cottager's Wife: "No. sir. Tur
"There is nothiug more unsatisfac
tory than a boarding bouse beefsteak,'
growled tbe chronic grumbler.
"Oh, 1 don't know," rejoined the
impressionable young man. "Did you
ever get a kiss from :* pretty girl over
the telephone?"
"Mamma," nsked little Florence
"should I nay pants or trousers?"
"Trousers, my dear," replied her
"Then," said Florence, "I must give
Fido some water, for he trousers just
■t    <    *
"Enjoy yourself dnring your holidays,
Smyth t" *
"Tremendously! Cline upon a place
where there waa no band banging away
three times a day; no niggers; no servants after tips; no complaints wncn
the children yelled, and no extra charge
for anything."
"Where was this ideal spot?"
"At home."
"Speaking of eccentricities," sabi
Propplcton, "my father is an example.
He has not cut bis hair for the last hall
dozen years."
'Indeed! His hair must bo very i»ng
by thia time?"
'Oh, no! The old gentleman wan
bald before then."
Old Gentleman (benevolently): "l-et
me see, I believe you arc tho boy I
bought a paper nf yesterday, when I
didn't have change. I owe you a half
penny.     Here it is."
Newsboy (who isn't tbo boy):
'Never mind, mister. Keep it for your
Gadabout waa boa Bt ing of his exten-
Hive acquaintances. No celebrity could
be mentioned unknown to him. He was
intimately acquainted with all of tbem.
Finally Dobflon inquired:
"Did you ever happen to meet tbe
Siamese Twins?"
tiudiifaout reflected n moment, and
thon said:
" well, 1  am not quite sure tbat
met both of them; but I knew ono of
them \ery well."
Tbe teacher, after having taken great
trouble to explain the difference in the
meanings of the words "dream" and
"reverie," addressed the claws. "Now,
could any of you  give  mo a sentence
with the word 'reverie' in it?"
A small youth put up his band.
"You. John!" she uttered in astonishment.      "Well, what ib it?"
"Please, ma'am," said the    urchin,
the reverie' blew his whus'le and stop
ped the game."
• « e
A conjurer who was giving an entertainment to a crowded audience in the
aehool at u village in Yorkshire performed some astonishing trickfl. He
was clever, and he knew it, otherwise
there would probably have been no
muse, to tell the following story.
"Ladiea and gentlemen," he said,
pompously, at the conclusion of his last
trick, "1 defy anyone in this audience
to mention n single action that I ean
perform with my right hand that 1 cannot do with my left."
Thn intense silence which followed the
great magician's challenge was rudely
broken by a boy at tbe back of the
"Put yer left hand in yer right-band
trouser*pocket, guv'nor!     he shouted.
The villain's Bobcme had succeeded.
Hound hand and foot, the fair maiden
wus put into a sack, unable to move
or scroam. She felt herself being carried down a flight of stairs, put into a
vehicle, and then driven nway. She
struggled vainly to release herself, but
the villain had done uis work well.
Finally the conveyance stopped.
Again she was lifted, aud carried into
a building, fainting and gasping for
breath. The sack was removed, then
the gag. Tho villain, still masked, his
eyes gloaming like coals of fire, released
her, and said through his tightly-clench
ed teeth:
There, my pretty bird, Hcream as
loud as you like; no human ear will
ever hear you. You arc totally within
my power."
Where am I?" she gasped.
In the shop of a man who never advertises," was the cruel reply.
Alaa!" she moaned.     "No power
on  earth  can  save me.      No one will
look for me here."
And tbe poor girl fainted.
In County Sligo there is a small lake
renowned for its fabulous depth. A
professor happened to bo in that part
of Ireland last summer, and started out
o day for a ramble among the mountains, accompanied by u native g»''1c-
As thev climbed Pat asked him if he
would llko to see this lake, "for it's no
bottom at al), sorr,"
"But how do you know that, Put?"
nsked the professor,
"Well, sorr, I'll tell ve. Me own
cousin was showin' the pond to a gen
tleman one day, sorr, and he lookod in
credulous like, just na you do, and me
cousin couldn't stand it for him to
doubt his worrd, sorr, and so he aaid,
' Hegorra, 1 '11 prove the truth of me.
worrds,' and off with his clothes aud
in he jumped."
The professor's face wore an amused
and quizzical expression.
"Yea, sorr, in be jumped, and didn't
come up again at all, at all,"
"Hut," said tho professor, "I don't
see that your cousin proved hia point
by recklessly drowning himself."
"Sure, sorr, It wasn't drowned at all
be wus. Thc next day comes a cable
from him in Australia askin' to send on
his clothes."
Baeehorse Owner: "William, you are
too heavy. t)nn't. vou take something
Jockey; "I'm wearing my lightest
suit and haven't tasted fowl all day."
Owner: "Then, for goodness' sake,
go and Ret shaved,"
"Then  you  don't think     1   practise
what I preach, eh? queried tbe minister
in talking with one of tbe deacons at
"No. sir, I doa't," replied tho deacon. "You've been prcacbin' on the
subject o' resignation for two years,
an' ye haven't resigned yot."
With hisses and groans tbe audience
greeted the great scone - of tbe new'
drama.     All hope, then, was at on end,
"It's hard to tell just what the public wants," murmured thc heart-broken
"It's easy enough to tell in this
case," said tbe manager, grimly. It
wants its money back."
A certain editor had cause to ad
monisb hia son on account of his reluct
ance to attend scuooL.
"You must go regularly, and learn
to be a great scholar,' said the fond
father, encouragingly, "otherwise you
can never be an editor, you know.
What would you do, for instance, if
your paper came out full of mistakes?"'
The boy looked up into hia parent's
face with childish innocence.
"Father," ho snid, solemnly, "I'd
blame 'em ou the printer!"
And then the editor fell upon his eon's
nock and wept teurs of joy. He knew
be had i) successor for the editorial
"William, do you know wby you are
like u donkey?"
"Like a donkey?" echoed William,
opening his eyes wide.     "No I don't."
"Do you give it up?"
"I do."
"Because yonr better-half is stub
bornness herself!"
"That's not bad. Hal ha! I'll give
that to my wife when I get home."
"Emily," he began, na he sat down
to supper, "do you know why I um
like a donkey?"
He waited for a moment, expecting
bis wife to give it up; but she didn't
She looked at him witb some pity iu
her eyes, and replied:
"I suppose, dear, because you were
born so."
fhe manager of an engineering works
was watching an apprentice who was
swinging thc hammer in a leisurely way
'Look here, my boy," ho said, going
up to tho youth and taking the ham
mer from him. "when I see a man who
takes his hammer by the end of tbe
handle and striaea a proper blow like
that 1 give that man $8,00 a week, but
a man who takes it in the middle like
this only gets $6.25 a week, and is dismissed whenever wo get slack. Sec?"
Hoping he had sufficiently well driven
home his point, he surveyed tho lad
more in sorrow than in anger. But
the latter requested un extension of the
'Please, sir," snid he, "where uught
I to hold it for my dollar a week?"
* •   •
At tbe courts a case coucerning motor
driving waH being heard, wben the
chauffeur declared that while driving at
forty miles an hour he could, if neces
snry, pull up in ten or twelve feet.
"Um!" said tbe judge.
Then tbe next, witness—an expert—
gave his evidence.     Said his lordship;
"If a motor var wore travelling at
forty miles an hour, and tbo brakes
ould be [iut on in such a tnaaner as to
stop it within ten or twelve feot. where
would the drivor go?"
"Depends very much on the sort of
life he'd been living," .-aid the export.
"James," said his mothor, "you eat
tnd eat, and never aeein satisfied. Here
is one more helping of pudding, but it
must he the last."
lames started on the pudding will, de
"Once upon a time, .lames." went on
Ins mothor, "there was a little boy who
ate nnd ate until one day lie nto too
much pudding, and he burst."
"There ain't such H thing as too
much puddlngl" grunted Jimmy, as he
finished his helping.
"There must be,"  said  his mother,
or why did the little boy burst?"
"Not onougb boy!" replied James,
and banded up his plate for a fifth help
# *    •
A lady was continually accusing hcr
servant of extravagance without any
real cause. The servant always bore
this accusation patiently.
One day the servant informed her
mistress that tho coal had all been consumed. This was followed by the
usual remarks on the part of the mistress, who finished up by saying:
A bottle of Bicklo's Anti-Consumptive Syrup, taken according to directions, will subdue n cough iu a short
time. Tins assertion can be verified
by hundreds who have tried it and are
pleased to boar testimony to its mer
il-. so that all may know what a splen
did medicine it Is. Tt costs you only
2fi cents to join tho ranks of the many
who havo been benefited by its uso.
Womtn With WMkntM
Far all weakness from which girls
and women suffer, no surer remedy ox
ists than Dr. Hamilton's Pills. Tbey
maintain that bracing health every woman bo earnestly desires; they uproot
disease, and bring strength that lasts
till old age.
"No medicine could be more bono
ficial than Dr. Hamilton's Pills,'
writes Mrs. Mary K, Ayrton, of Vic
toria, '' I have beon strengthened, my
digestion is better, I have improved in
color and feel considerably better since
using Dr. Hamilton's Pills." Sold everywhere, 25c. per box or live boxes for
ono dollar.
■' You evidently eat thea.''
The next day the candles were all
"Candles gone!" said the mistress.
"Why, I bought half a pound only a
fortnight ngo.''
"Oh, well," rejoined the servant,
who could stand this sort of thing no
longer. "1 can tell you where the
candles huve gone. I ate them, to
grease my throat so that I could swul
OW tbe coal more conveniently! "
Mayor Uay nor was talking tt) a Now
Vork reporter about a famous robbery
case wherein a criminal had been convicted by means of the Hort.illon system
of finger-prints alone.
"It reminds mo," snid the mayor,
"of a story ubout a parson. Tbis parson hnd a fine orchard, and nnu summer
just, when tho Hertillon system first
came out, tbe orchard was robbed. Tho
only due left was tbe robber's fingerprint on an over-ripe peach. Tho par
son had a photographic enlargement of
the finger-print made. Then, with this
enlargement under his ann.-'Tje''accosted
in the main street the man whom bo
suspected of the theft,
'' ' Pete,' ho said, * somebody robbed
my orchard last night.'
"Pote took his pipo from his mouth.
He gulped nervously. 'It that so. sir?'
be said.
" 'Yos, Pete, that's so,' said tbe parson; 'but the thief left his murk bo
hind, nnd I shall easily trace him.'
" 'Yes, sir?' said Pete, huskily, and
he cleared his throat.
1' ' Yes. Ho you see this, Pete?' Aud
tho preacher held before tbe man'» eyes
tho huge enlargement of the fingerprint.
"Pete, beholding the photograph,
made a gesture of despair,
" 'I see there hain't no use denyiu1
wot I done,' he said. 'Yer got the
bulge on me, parson. I pinched yer
fruit, nnd no mistake. But I certainly
would like to know, though, where ye
got that there impression of my eordu
toy pants!' "
"I say, mamma," said little Tommy,
"is it true that when you first met
pupa you had fallen into the water, and
be jumped in and saved youf"
'' Quite truo, my deor,'' replied
mamma, with a smile,
"Then, I wonder if that's why papa
won't allow me to loom how to swim?""
She had risen several times to let a
gentleman pass out between the acts.
"I am very sorry to disturb you,
madam," he remarked, apologetically, as
he went out for the fourth time.
"Oh, don't mention it," she replied
pleasantly. "I am most happy to ob
llge you. My husband keeps the re
freshmen! bar,"
*    »    «
Thc railway trouble iu Scotland has
recalled some stories respecting the
North British Railway strike of twelvo
years ago. In the emergency an amat
eur engine driver bad been put on duty
on a branch line. At ooe station
ran his train a considerable way past
thc platform. Stopping at last, bc
"backed" and went as far boyonu at
the other end,
The old porter, who had remained
loyal, eyed the proceedings with cynical
amusement. "Stop whuur ye are," he
shouted, "and we'll shift thc statiou
for ye,''
The Horseman
Aufwicglerin  now  holds  the  record
(2.12) for Austrian-bred trotters. Aufwicglerin is one of the two horses thut
Dr. Hermann von Fischer, the Vienna
horseman, is contemplating bringing to
America next year. Tbe other is Pier
rot, tbe champion trotting stallion of
Aufwicglerin—meaning an agitator—
is a five year old brown mare by Wig
Wag. 2.1U It, dam, Oluck auf—meaning "cheer up"—by Prince Warwick,
second dam, Foustisslma—dam of Willy,
2.0T 1 I. ete.   hy Sidney.
Aufwicglerin was bred by Leopold
Wanko—also breeder of Pierrot and
Willy- and is still port owner wilh Dr.
von Fischer, of Anfweiglerin.
Wig Wag, the sire of Aufwicglerin,
had a Kuropeau record of 2.10 14,
which would have bcen lowered but
for his untimely death.
Wig Wag was bred by Douglas Thomas, Lexington, Ky. He took a three
year old record of 2.1G 14. He was aold
soon after by Jobn Splan to Mrs. Polly
McPhee Schllctegroll. who died from
an operation before the horse reached
Kurope. Wig Wag was then sold to
J. Schoomaker for Louis Winans. He
won the championship of Europe for his
new owner, aa a four-year-old in 1903,
trotting in 2.1.1 l>-10. He was second
in thc championship of 1004, fourth in
V.W.      On   tho   morning  of   the   1906
hampionship, for which race he was
an overwhelming favorite, he died from
olie American trainers in Kurope
considered htm a 2.05 trotter over
American tracks.    In  1905 he won tho
mpost Handicap of 2,610 motors—
about 1 8-5 miles—from a standing
start over a five eighths milo track in
.1.30 IM0, which is at the rate of 2.10
to the milo. During this race he wns
officially timed a soparate 1,000 motors
"u   I.IS  7-10,  which  Is at  the  rate  of
1,06 1-2 for the mile.
Qluek  auf—tlic second part of name
liould   not   be  spelled   with   a   capital
Corns cripple thc feet and make
walking a torture, yet sure relief in
the shape of Holloway's Oom Cure is
within reach of all.
"A"—trotted 2,600 meters (about 1 5-8
miles) at the rate of 2.30 14 to the mile
in 1903. She is also the dam of Liob
Aufwicglerin started trotting aa a
three-year-old, being the fastest of her
year and lowering the Austrian inland
record to 2.19 1-2. I^ast year she trotted in 2.18.
» w .
Godero,1 2.09 3 4, tho roan son of Bingen, 2.06 14, and Jolly Bird, 2.15 14,
by Jay Bird, at Faenza, Italy, July 30,
woo the Italian trotting championship
race in the fastest time in which it was
over trotted, 8,1] M0 and 2.10 310,
defeating a field of seven, including thu
noted French trotters, Fred Leybum,
2.10 3 4, and Jockey, 2.09 1-10, and the
ex-Americans, Betty Brook, 2.09 3-4,
Busy, 2.09 3-4, Miss Elyria, 2.10 1-4, and
Governor Francis, 2.08 1-4. This event,
which is now one of the principal fixed
ones of the Italian trotting season, was
first givon in 1908, best time, 2.21 3-4,
the track being very muddy. Last
year it was captured by the French trot-
tor Custer, 2.10 1-2, best time 2.13 1-4.
lt will be seon that Oodero's perforin
ance was decidedly tho best of nny of
these, and that the contest was a brilliant one is shown by the fact that Fred
Leyhurn, who wns second, himself trotted bis heats in 2.11 20 and 2.11. Co
doro was foaled in 1903, and trotted to
his record of 2.09 3-4 as a four-year-old
at Lexington in 1907, boing sold for
export, the following winter. His flrst
season on tbe European turf was uot
particularly successful, but he appears
to have been steadily improving in
form, and ie no* probably better than
ever beforo in his life, as his two heats
in 2.11 110 and 2.10 3-10, over a half-
mile track, demonstrate. Previous to
1911, Codero hnd won tne sum of 44,-
900 lire on the European tracks, und
this season he han added 20,607 lire to
thia, or about $13,000. Tbe value of
the Fnenzn championship race was 10,-
000 lire—about $2,009—of which 5,000
lire went to the winner.—Horse Review.
*    *    •
Scotland, in ine general sense of tbe
word, is the home of tbnt great breed
01 draft horses, the Clydesdales, aad in
few parts of thut country nro they brod
to a higher standard, fed to more perfection, or used to greater advantage,
toon in the rich agricultural valley of
Tweedsido. Viewed as a homo for man
or beast, what a magnificent district it
is! Northwnrd, tbe broad, green tops
of thc Lammermoora, eastward the
wooded height of Hodden Hill, southward tbo blue line of Cheviot from
Wavering Bell to the Carter, westward
the three peaks of Kildon and tbe far
domes of Kuberslaw and the Dunion;
and between, like the cheek on somo
goblin-woven plaid, lie the squares of
green and brown and golden fields that
make the pride of agricultural Seotluud
in -4 valley the fairest iu the world.
Through tbia Garden of Eden runs
thc broad Tweed, bearing on its silvery
breast a precious burden of the lore
and logand of romance. Through wide,
green meadows, where the giant Clydesdale marcs move slowly with their fouls
at toot, tho little burns go singing down
to the Tweed, singing songs of seed
time and harvest, sougs of rural simplicity and pastoral content. At distances
of a mile or so apart, the grey-roofed
farmhouses, with their attendant groups
of cottages and barns and byres, nestle
among littlo sheltering plantations of
larch or elm or fir; near them are grouped, like sentinel troops, the golden oat
und barley slacks. Not least among
theae cosy farm buildings stands the
warm, straw bedded stable, where the
big Clydesdales in tbeir hours of leisure
tug at tbeir well filled hayracks, mak
ing merry music witb the rope blocks
on the mangers, or lie dozing in tho soft
yellow oat straw to the gentle patter
of the brown ruts in the bedding.
Betwixt farm und farm run tha clean,
white roads, witb a strip of green grass
at either side, nnd beyond tho grass tho
hawthorn hedges, tender greon in early
spring, foam-white with blossoms in
May, rich with berries in Autumn, silver with hoar-frost in thc Chirstmas
weather. On these roads in summer you
will pass the Clydesdales stepping sober-*
ly between tbe shafts of tho farm carts,
^eing to and from the town with thoir
varied loads. In winter, on tho same
road, now deep with snow that drifts
above the hedge-tops, you will pass the
Clydes again, hauling the heavy snow-
plow, four abreast, snorting in tho cold.
frosty air, and mnking the tug chnins
ring again iih they bend thetr proud
necks to the collars.   In the harvest
Mothers can easily know when their
children are troubled with worms, and
they lose no time in applying the best
of remedies— M ot her Q ra vos' Worm
"Last year two of my children were
taken witb croup. They coughed some
thing dreadfully, and wore too sick to
eat anything, 1 applied Nerviliuo to
the throat and chest and gave it inter
im lly, also. 1 also got the children lo
inhale 'Catarrhozone.' No remedy could
have workod more satisfactorily. 1
can recommend mothers to use Nerviliuo,    It's a fine liniment.
(Signed)    .Mrs.   F.   E.   Kneclilei,
llarriston P. O.
time you will meet them yoked to tbe
high loads of oats and parley, stopping
carefully and proudlv to the stack-yard.
as though afraid to shako a sbeaf from
its place.
Cloae to each farm steading Ilea the
willow 'haded pond, where tbe farm
boya slide in frosty weather, or in sum
mer throw stones nt the long suffering
ducks in the glad hours after school.
Tho Clydesdales know that mill pond
well, for thore in the dusty summer
nouns they are ridden knee-deop iuto the
cool, green water weed, and allowed to
drink thoir fill, and there in the sum
mer evenings tbey quench the thirst of
the long, hot afternoons, while tho big
collars slide forward on their nocks.
and they shake them sel vel tilt the loop
ed chains jingle.
Where in the wide world is the air so
fresh or tbe pasture grass so green, its
down those sloping braes above tht?
burns and in the shelter of tho high
thorn hedgesf Hero in tho heart of the
summer, For two irresponsible months
the big Clydesdales go free of tbe
chains und graze along the shady hoad
lands, or stand in the warm noons under
the shadow of thc spreading ash trees.
nibbling at tbe drooping branches or
rubbing one another's shoulders, er
flicking tho flies from a comrade's face
with busy tail, while accepting the
same good oflice from him. Later on,
when iho grain ia cut nnd gathered, and
tbe atubble fields lie nuked to the uu
tumn winds, you wiP see the white
fnced, feather-fetlock ed beauties stopping slowly two by two from hedgo to
hedge, while in their wbko the brown
ribbons grow broader and the gokleu
strips grow less. In n snow-white cloud
thu sea gulls follow, fighting nmouug
themselves over tbe spoil of tbo rich
earth's larder. Tbe plowman plods on,
swinging between tbe handles of bin
plow with ono foot on the stubble and
one foot in the furrow. Every now and
then he gives an order to his horses
in tbe "soft lowland tongue of the
Border;" uncouth words are his, und
unintolligahle to tbe stranger, but plain
and familiar to the Tweedsido natives,
and soothing as a caress to tho standi.
big team that'swings a band's-breadtlt
to the right or left at everv whispered
word. Lator in the season still there
is heavy (Hilling for the Clydesdales on
the turnip brake, with the purple or
yellow roots piled high upon the carts,
with the deep braeside to climb, and
every gateway fetlock deep in tnud and
Tho Pacific Ocean covers QS.06p.000
square miles; the Atlantic 30,000,000;
and the Indion Ocean, Arctic and An
tarctic Oceans -12,000,000. To atow away
the contents of the Pacific it would bc
necessary to till a tank oue mile long.
one mile wide and one mile deep, overy
day for 440 years. Fut in figures the
Its waters weigh 325,000,000,000,00*,
000,000,000 tons. Thc Atlantic aver
agos a depth of imt quite three miles.
Its awtors weigh 325.000,000,000,000,
000,000 tons, and a tank to contaiu
them would have euch of its sides 430
miles long. Tho figures of tbe other
oceans are in the same startling propor
tions. It would tnke all the sea water
in tbe world 2,O0U,u0O years to Aow
over Niagara.
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recognized for many years as the best
cleansers of the system that can be got.
Their excellence was recognized from
the first aud thev grow moro popular
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count. They alwaya give tba beat reaulta in Held, fowl or trap
•booting, and are aold within reach of everybody'e pocketbook.
fMCi Sn* um ..* mint, m a foml ear* ll at tarts tOtitmid tttaletu.
Planter Board Ukea the plane of L»th, and ia fireproof.
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Emma Saxon tremulously preBsod
backward against tbe partition of her
employer's private office, and steadied
her suddenly throbbing palms on tbe
eool glass.
Beyond the partition, in the workroom of Miss Gardner's typewriting
agency, the girls had closed their machines for the day. Tbey chatted softly and gaily while they adjusted incredible hats ovor niiraeuloua coiffures.
From the lavatory drifted the faint,
clean odor of perfumed soup.
•'The name—did you say the name
was Mr?. Franklin Trent?" faltered
"Ves, yes," Miss Gardner replied
from bur desk. "Vou must have noticed the nume in tbe newspapers. This
Mrs. Franklin Trent needs unother social secretary for a while. She will see
you at six. The house is on l'i.tli
Avenue, and here's the address, und
your stage fare."
timnm s slender lingers shook a little
when she picked up the coiu and tbe
card; and Mi*s Uardner frowned impatiently.
•'Now, for Heaven's tuikc, Kmma,
dou't get rattled,''
"But, if you please, Miss Gardner,
1 can't—I would rather not go."
"What do you think I pay you fori"
snapped Miss Uardner. "Vou bet
you'll go, or else—"
"Very well, I'll be there ut six,"
murmured Kmma Saxon.
Tbe bright figures in the outer room
contrasted oddly witb Emma's grayish
hair and black gown of cheap serge.
None of the girls spoke to ber while
she was putting on ber hat and jacket;
she was like a dumb raven among
orioles. The astute manageress ob
served this with a satisfied smile.
"I guess I made no mistake in sending Saxon on this job," remarked Miss
Gardner to her blotting-pad. "If ull
you hear about Franklin Trent is true,
his wife wouldn *t bo keen about having
uny chatty young piece of dress-goods'
around the house. Poor old Emma's
over forty, and tho best hand in the
shop, at that."
Kmma sidled into the elevator, packed at this hour with noisy clerks and
giggling stenographers. She bad worked in Miss Gardner's agency for half
a year, but sho bad made no acquaintances elsewhere in the building. Uer
cold, tired face, with its pathetic traces
of former beauty, somehow kept people
from her.
Broadway was aglow ind flashing.
Emma glanced at au illuminated clock,
and knotted ber coin thriftily in a
handkerchief. Tbe pavement was
slushy witb melted snow, and her shoes
were worn; but teu cents meant a
breakfast, and she liad time enough to
She seemed to have more than time
enough, for she walked hesitatingly,
gazing with brooding eyes into the
brilliant shop windows. From a distance, you might have said that she
was a wandering rural visitor, on
Broadway for the first time. But her
eyee would have changed your mind.
Thoy were tilled, not with wonder, but
with dread.
I'n one great window was marshalled
an oriental parade of golden and purple
fruits; in the next glistened an enormous maze of silken rainbows; in a
third the innumerable sparks of jewels
darted from folds of somber velvet.
Through tho polished glass sides of
motor-ears Emma caught glimpses of
pretty woman daintily clad in fur.
Occasionally she beard, from the open
door of a restaurant, the hum of
laughter and the dancing lilt of violins.
Sne baited at a place where tickets
for foreign travel were sold. The
window displayed n huge model of a
steamship, swinging lazily, as if at
moorings, un a peaceful sea. Pencils
of warm, yellow light streamed from
the port-boles nud the must, and a
miniature moon silvered the little palm-
tree on tbe tropical shore.
Kmma clasped thc threadbare collar
of her thin jacket around ber throat,
and walked on rapidly. Thc curious
dread deepened iu her eyes.
Finally a cross-town street led ber
to Mrs. Franklin Trent's magnificent
new bouse on tbe avenue. Emma had
never identified it before. The ornate
front of the stone mansion, a jumble
of costly carving, wui an architectural
joke; but Einmn did not seem to be
amused. Her lips shivered strangely
as she climbed the broad steps.
For the houso would have been her
own, if she, in her father's orchard,
twenty years ago, bad whispered a
"yes" instead of a "no" to young
Flunk Trent, on the night when he left
their Connecticut village to seek his
fortune in thc Western copper mines
\ Ih pried fuotmaii swung the heavy
door, and surveyed Kmma Simon brief
"Other  entrance,      he  grunted,
Emma did not understand. She
hlinked doubtfully over the lackey's
crimson sleeve at the pillars of the
Roman hnll.
"ff you please, I—I have an ap
[lointmeut here at six," said she, and
ottered Miss Gardner's card.
"Other entrance," repeated the
But a trim lady's-maid now appear
ed from behind a pillar.
"One minute, Mr. Uibbs," she interposed, sennniug the card, '' Madame
expects a—oh, yes! [ will bring her to
madame.   It will be quicker so."
Tho maid crossed the lofty hull, and
Emma followed, with shoulders bent,
as if the luxury of the house oppressed
them like a burden. Mr. Hibbs yawned, examining his finger-nails.
Cavernous apartments, mysterious
with rich drapery and dimly lit by hidden lamps, glowed to left and right.
Emma's worn little shoes trod marble
stairs which had boen taken out of "a
famous Veuetian palace. Peering over
the exquisite baluster, she had n vista,
through the priceless picture-gallery, of
tbe ballroom, with its stately organ.
At a door near the head of tbe stair-
case Emma's guide pressed tho concealed knob of an electric annunciator, A
second maid opened the door silently,
f faced tbe card on a silver tray, and
eft Emma waiting behind a half drawn
portiere of rosy siw.
Beyond the curtain was an octagonal
room, paneled in rose du Barry brocade.
The furnituro was covered with Gobelin tapestry; and on a couch reclined a
lady whose flowing gown had the color
and sheen of morning cobwebs iir a
dewy garden. Another woman, soberly
dressed in brown, sat at,a inarqueterio
desk; but Emma looked only at the lady
on the couch. Never had she lookod
at such a beautiful creature.
"Madame will receive you," said thb
maid. ;   . >.
"Is that Mrs. Trent—on fhe sofa!"
gasped Emma.
"Of course," breathed tbe servant,
with much disdain. .
Emma advanced into the room. Tbe
ludy raised ber graceful, tawny-haired
bond from the heap of pillows;.und her
voice was kind and musical. *
"This is Miss Saxonf",
"My name is Saxon, ma'am. I um
from the Gardner agency.*'
"Ves," said Mrs. Trent. "1 shall
neod u secretary, for u fow weeks, to
assist Miss Vesper," and sho indicated,
with a white, jeweled hand, tbe woman
at tbe desk,
"I have always given satisfaction,
ma'am, as it stenographer uud typo
writor," ventured Emma.
Mrs. Trent's good-humored smile was
very winning,
"I am sure of that, but a pen-writer
is what I nood," she rejoined quietly.
"My correspondence, I fear, is too trivial to be typed. So may I trouble you
for a sample of your handwriting? That
is the whole point, you know."
"Certainly, ma'am," Emma said.
Miss Vosper arose, and Emma seated
herself in the desk-chair. An angle uf
the wall was between the desk and the
couch. She heurd Miss Vosper reading
a concert programme to Mrs. Trent.
Emma found a blank sheet of crested
paper underneath a manuscript list of
charitable hospitals on the desk. She
selected one of tbe mother-of-pearl penholders, consulted the jude inkstand,
and wondered what she ought to write.
Then sho turned her perplexed,glance,
and it met the pictured face of Franklin Trent. She had not seen him for
twenty yoars.
Middle age had marked him but
slightly. Framed by a wide band of
gold, the musterful, handsome face was
tbat of the boy who had vainly' implored Emma to love hltn. lt almost
seemed thut he was' imploring her now,
so perfect was the portraiture and so
vivid was her remembrance.
As she gazed nt the photograph, she
became a girl again. She fancied thut
she was aware of the pure fragrance
of apple blossoms, the sleepy twittering of nested birds, the timid luster of
early stnrs. The lurking dread slowly-
vanished from her oyos. That queer
shadow of apprehension, which bad
darkened them for an hour, wus lifted-.
A resolute, eager light replaced it. She
was like one lost in a dreary swamp,
who suddenly finds a safe path homeward.
Miss Vosper uoughed suggestively.
"I beg your pardon," Emma acknowledged; and she wrote the names of
tho months on tbe sheet of paper, and
submitted it to Mrs. Trent.
The lady examined it with regretful
scrutiny. Emma's handwriting, in fact,
was the commonplace script of an old-
fashioned copy-book, devoid of distinction nnd cbaructer. it
"I'm so sorry," decided tyi*. Trent
gently; "hut really, I fear—I'm so
sorry to disappoint you!"'
"It's only an ordinary < worka day
hand, ma'am. And, if you'll excuse
me, I'm not disappointed." } , .
"Not disappointed^" murmured Mys.
Trent. She smiled thoughtfully' nt
Emma, vaguely impressed- by some elusive change in the bearing und voice
of this gray, shabby woman. "However, Miss .Saxon, 1 in genuinely sorry
that you've bad this trouble for nothing. [ feel sure that you deserve help,
und that you work well uud hard."
"I work bard, ma'am, hut perhaps
that ini't uuytbing to feel sorry
For a silent moment eacb looked
tensely into tbe other's reflective,
ruther startled fuce. It was us if n
supernatural power were trying to flash
a message between them. But the gulf
was too great; the message was blurred
and indistinct, like the faulty nnd unreadable call from the crippled sender
of u wireless telegraph machine.
Mrs. Trent sighed,- without knowing
why, and moved petulantly among thc
velvet pillows,
"Are you going hack tu thc agency
this evening, Miss Suxonf"
"Nu, in a am, I am going ---somewhere
"I shall take cure that yoar employer doesn't critiei/o you because I scut
you away. Miss Vosper shall attend
to that iu the morning.   Good night!"
"Thnnk you, ma 'am, and good-by!"
mid Emilia, smiling inscrutably.
Thu nupercilious maid led Emma
haughtily down roar steps to the servants' entrance; but Kmma was untouched by the slight, or by the grim
mockery of sucb a departure from the
house which might huve been hers. The
determined smile was still upon her
face, She walkod erect now. with her
shoulders squared. In tho street she
turned hcr back on tho glare of the
splendid nvenue, nnd set off ut a brisk
pace toward the east.
At longth she came to tho whining
tracks of tho Elevated. The thoroughfare beneath them was a wet and noisome cave. Grimy men and women,
with the dull, submissive eyes of toiling oxen, thronged tho foul pavements.
In u deafening, unending procession,
iron wheels of ponderous trucks clanged
savagoly over the cobbles.
With lips parted expectantly, and
firm chin pointed upward, Emma hurried on, like one speeding to a goal.
Even in that hastening crowd her haste
wus noticeable. A group iu front of
a murky saloon skipped out of her wuy
with burlesque agility; a jocose policeman asked her where the fire was. Emma's eager smile did not waver, and
the policeman winked at his companion.
"They never get too old to neat it
to a date," he proclaimed sententious-
A blue-coated und blue-bonneted girl
emerged from the saloon, jingling an
alms-box of the Halvation Army. Emma
tugged a coin from hor knotted hand
kerchief, and dropped her pittance in
tbe box.
"God bless you for itl" muttered
tbe £irl.
Emma did not pause te hear tba
beuediction. Bhe turned the corner
into a side street. It was a stroet ot
old brick houses, converted into tenements; beyond the distant end of it,
under the lights of a towering bridge,
was revealed the sullen current of the
The shadowy street would have been
quiet had it not boen for the countless
children; but over sidewalk, curt), und
hduse-steps, they swarmed like frenxied
bees. A desperate bandit of seven
years triumphantly caught and held
Emma's skirt as she passed. She bent
down to loosen the chubby fist, aud
found that, for lack of breath, she
could hardly speak.
She waited for u  minute among tbo
tbildron, with a band on ber leaping
cart. Then sho wont into the tenement-house -and up the sagging und
narrow stairs.
Tho humble room which Ptpum en
torod wns poorly furnished, but very
neat und clean. A man sat be.su! > the
lamp, reading a book. Ho lookod up
pleasantly wt tall, powerful man, although bu bad the blenched face of
an invalid. One of his arms was tn a
, "Why, Emmy!" said ho. "What is
Sho stured at bim witb shining, brimming eyes. The breath caught again
in her throat, and she could not speak.
"What's the matter!" he demanded,
rising witb quick anxiety. "I've such
glorious news, Em! The doctor swears
that I'll be back at work within a
month! Thank Heaven, you won't
mueh longer have to—why, Emmy, lass,
wbat ever has como to youf"
Emma clasped him in her embrace.
"Oh, my husband! " she cried broken
ly. "I was afraid—afraid; but I have
seon without envy what might havo
boen, and it has been proven to me—•
proven that I could never have cared
tor anyone but you. And, John, I love
you so—I love you so!"
During.tbe last few months the newspapers have revived tho well-worn tale
of the "Peruvian rain-treo," which affords protection against drought. The
leaves of this tree are said to have the
property of condensing atmospheric
moisture iu large quantities and preci
pitating it iu the form of rato. Accord
tag to one writer, "the water falls
from the leaves aud oozes from tho
trunk and forms veritable rivers, which
cun be led as irrigating canals to any
point desired. Making Jiheral allowance for evaporation and infiltration, u
square milo grove of the trios would
simply for distribution about 100,00
gallons of water daily."
On the strength of similar stories oue
of tho trees to whieh the name "rain-
tree" bus been most often applied, vizs
Albizzia (or I'ithccolobium) Saman,
has lately been exploited and sold extensively in Australia. The virtues
claimed for it hnve proved to be alto
gcthor illusory, although it is useful as
a shade tree, and is widely planted for
this purpose in semi-tropical countries,
Tho legent of the "rain-tree" or
"raining tree" dates buck ,tp the star
ies of the Fortunate Isles, where uo
rain fell from the skies aud the soil
wns refreshed by the moisture shed by
a trim of the sort described. The early
navigators brought home stories of
similar trees in the Eust Indies, in Uui
nea, Brazil, etc. The Peruvian ruin
tree appears to have been brought to
the notico of tbe world by the reports
of-a Uftited States consul in Peru,
jibovt-JHtf. These reports were widely
quoted ut. the time, and led the government of India to seek information ou
the subject from tbe authorities of Kew
Gardens. Tbe' investigations of W. T.
Thistleton Dyer brought to light u plan
siblo explanation of at least a part of
tho rain tree stories.
The traveler Spruce reported his own
experiences with thu rain tree as follows:
'*The,tarnla-caspi, ur ruin-tree of the
eastern Peruvian Andes, Is not a myth,
but a fact, although nut exactly iu the
way popular rumor hns lately presented
it. I first witnessed the phenomenon in
September, 1805, when residiug nt Tarn
poto. I had gone one morniug at daybreak, with two assistants, into the
adjacent wooded hills to botanize. A
little after seven o'clock we came uu
lei1 a lowish spreading tree, from which
with a perfectly clear sky overhead a
smart ruin was falling. A glance Up
ward showed a multidude of cicudas
sucking the juices of tne tender young
branches and leaves, and squirting
forth slender streams of limpid fluid."
This is net the only explanation. That
many plants spontaneously exude moisture under suitable conditions is well
known. The phenomenon is called
' gnttution,'' and hns perhaps been
most fully described by A. Burgerstein
in his worh "Die Transpiration der
Pltun/en " (Jena, 1904). The moisture
ilrawu up from the roots of plants most
frequently pimses off into thu air in a
gaseous form; i.e., by transpiration. If
the air is saturated with moisture, and
if the supply of moisture to the roots
copious, tbeu liquid drops will be
exuded sometimes in large quantities.
Moli.sch records a case in which a single
leaf of a species of Colocusiu gave oil
l!H> drops per minute. Burgerstein gives
a list of 241 plants, belonging to 101
families, in which gnttution has beeu
This procoss goes ou chiefly at night,
and iu cloudy and foggy weather; i.e.,
when thu relative humidity of the uir
is highest. It is altogether probable
that in the inoister parts of the tropics
there are trees which exhibit this pne
nomenon in such a degree that thc
name "r.iin-troo" may be fittingly applied to thom. It is, however, certain
that no sucb process cnn occur in a
dry climate, and that uio proposal to
plant the ruin-true ns a panacea against
drought is entirely chimerical.
There ure scores of little eye-signs
which give the key to a person's
thoughts and betray thnt person when
he or she is unaware of it. An ordinary man, bent on deception, will flinch
his eyes if someone looks him "straight
in thc eyes." The accomplished rogue,
however, will not. Tho eye that never
flinches when challenged is not, as
many people—especially yonng women
—suppose, tbe sign of an open and affectionate character. More often tban
not it betrays the criminal. A detective declared tbat the worst rogue he
ever came across was possessed of a
pair of over-steady eyee, and that their
unswerving gaze kept him above suspicion for a couple of decades. He
would probably never have been suspected of his many crimes had he not
been caught red-handed while attempting to cush a forged cheque.
Tho unsteady eyo—that is, the eye
that jerks rapidly from eye to eye when
tue owner is excited or accused or a
crime—does not express guilt, as is often believed. In nino cases out of ten
it is a sign of honesty and un unsettled
If you measure the distance between
your eyes you will probably find that it
is tho breadth of ono eye. If by chance
your eyos are farther apart than tbat
you are possibly very intellectual and
have a tenacious merory. Eyes that are
very closo together very often signify
a deceitful, cunning nature.
Blue eyes arc considered to possess
more attractions than eyes of any other
color, Among the Greoks and Romans
of classic times, girls possessing eyes of
this color found great favor among
men, and it must oot be forgotten that
tho goddess Minerav received a surname to signify the blueness of her
oyos, and physiognomists declare that
the pure blue eye, whilo denoting a sincere, honest nature, is seldom possessed
by a person with large intellectuality.
On the othor bund, the large, clear blue
eye indicates not only great mental
power, but sincerity and honesty. The
eye wbicb is half blue und grey, and is
absent of orange specks, denotes a practical pure mind; but tbo china-blue eye,
when it is glassy and unchanging, Is
generally a sign that the owner is of a
cold and selfish nature. This eye is
generally the property of criminals.
Thero are no eyes which are coal-
black. What are called black eyes are
of a very dark brown, and as a rule
tbey aro possessed by men and women
who are constaut in their affections and
perfectly honest in all the business they
undertake. Dark brown eyes which,
while sparkling, are very shifty, nedote
that tbe owners are selfish, unscrupulous, and of a cruel disposition. Light
brown eyes express deceitfulness add
lack of imagination, while the small,
penetrating brown eye, of medium
shade, is a sign of n mercurial nature,
vivneiousness, and deceitfulness.
It hns hen declared that all clever
men and women look upon tbe world
with grey eyes. That there is n considerable amount of truth in this statement ean be gathered from the fact
that a large proportion of living writers
and artists have eyes of grey, and that
among great ones of the past whose
eyes were of this color were Shake
speare, Coleridge, Byron, Charlotte
Bronte, Wilkie Collins, Oeorge Eliot,
and Charles Beade.
Gr>y eyes, by the way, denote creative temperament, but not always honesty. What novelists and" poets term
the cold, grey eye is considered to be a
sign of selfishness and cruelty, though
it often denotes shrewdness and talent.
Very clever people whose eyes are grey
gonrully have small spots of oni nge in
tbe iris round the pupil.
Data have been gathered in Oermany
with reference to the distance ut which
persons may be recognized by tlieir
faces und figures. If one bus good eyes.
the Gennuns claim, oue cannot recognize n person whom he has seen but
once befoie at u greater distance than
twenty five metres (eighty two feet).
If the person is well-known to one, one
muy recognize him at from fifty to one
hundred metres, nnd if it is a member
of one's family, eveu at one hundred
nnd fifty metres. The whites of the
eyes mny be seen at frum twenty-seven
to twenty-eight metres, uud the eyes
themselves at seventy-two to seventy-
three metres, Thc difforene pnrts of
the body und tbe slightest movements
are distinguishable at ninety-one
metres. The limbs show at oue liundrod and eighty two metres. At five
hundred and forty metres a moving
man appears only as au indefinite form,
and ut seven hundred aud twenty
metres—2,3(11,0 feet—the movements of
the body are no longer visible.
Trossinguu, iu the Black Forest of
(iermany, is the centre of the foreign
liarmonicu industry, where most of the
world's "mouth-organs" of the cheaper grude are made. One factory alone
is saitl to employ several thousand
hands; uud the number of harmonicas
turned out by all tne fuctories there is
norm Oils, amounting to almost a million
Among the liner grades of barnuinicus
are the kind known ns ' 'concert,''
whieh come in sets of from four to a
dozen and sell for several dollars
apiece, These tiro tuned in various
keys. In one form they show six harmonicas of different keys grouped
about a central stem. Many of the
elaborate and expensive harmonicas are
handsomely decorated with designs of
gold and silver upon mahogany. Tbo
wood used in the cheaper grudes is
Tbo Telford road consisted of placing under the level bod prepared for
road materials, a bottom courso or layer
of stone to he set by hand, in tbe form
of a close, firm pavement, the thickness of this foundation course varying
from "> inches upward, depending upon
the material composing the subgrade
and the vehicular traffic it will be called upon to carry. Upon tbe top of
this foundation is placed a course, or
oursos, of varying sized stone, to form
what is known as the "metal surface."
The Mac A dam road differed from that
of Telford in that MacAdam was satisfied with laying tho metal surface directly on the surface of the ground after
tbe irregularities had been levelled, the
sido ditches formed, and tbo proper
drainage system installed. This metal
surface was composed of hard stone
broken to a uniform size and cubical
in form, ranging from Hi to 2 inches,
and was placed to a dopth varying from
G to 9 inches.
Finland, with its thousand lakes, is
now considered attractive enough to be
on the general tourist's list.
Evolution of thc Moving Picture
Tbe origin and commercial progress
of the moving picture in interestingly
traced bjr Robert Orau in Tho Moving
Picture Nows. 80 far us this device
can be said to have been originated by
any one porsou, credit belongs, Mr.
Grau thinks, to Eadweard Muybridge,
of Oakland, Cal. Mr. Orau makes him
a plain "Edward," but bo spelled bis
namo as wo give it—u peculiarity tbat
used to elicit from the irreverent tho
advice that be run his name through a
moving-picture machine. Mr. Muybridge first gained famo by his Hue
Beries of instantaneous pictures of trot
ting-horses iu motion—tho nrst that ro
voided both to zoologists and to artists
thr actual method of the animal's pro
gross.   Says Mr. Orau:
"At tbo instigation of Guv. Leland
.Stanford of that state (Muybridge)
mado countless pictures of tbo Governor's celebrated trotter, Occident, the
first horso to trot u milo in '2 minutes
and 'ii, seronds wost of tho liocky
Mountains. Occident was the pride of
the Governor's hoart, und be ongagod
Muybridge to photograph bim lu ovory
conceivable size nnd shape.
"In making a series of snapshots of
tho horses's actions, Muybridgo was
ablo to show tho horse's motion. In
order to satisfy bis ambitions employer,
Muybridgo evolved a novel scheme of
placing a number of cameras, covering
at least one-tenth of n milo. From
these cameras he stretched silk threads
across the track at about tho height
of the trotter's knee; tbose threads
being broken, each one made a distinct-
picture of the horse, and, by putting
them together and riffling from tbe
thnmb, the horse could bo seen in actual motion.
"In 1885 (almost a decade before tbe
Cinematographe was rovealed at
Keith's Union Square Theatre) Muybridge sailed for England, and there,
affiliating himself with 11 half dozen
others, evolved the Snt n»ovi»|-pioturo
camera. A year later some of these
cameras reached America. In 1887 thc
Patent Oflice of Washington commenced
to roceivo applications from any number of inventors for moving-picture apparatus, both for taking and projecting
"In 1890, the Kdison Company camo
into possession of tho Latbem Eidolo-
scope, and started in tho moving-pic-
turo movement. In 189a tbey were followed in thc field by tbo Biograph, invented by Herman Cnslor, of Cunastota,
N.V., and tbis wus expected to prove
an innovation in that tbeir pictures
were takon on a film 2x2% inches in
height and width, wbicb was supposed
to give them a decided advantage and
produce a much better picture. This,
however, did not provo to bo thc case,
as tho projecting machine reduced tho
lilm to what they call recklino or stand
aid size, uamoly one square inch, tho
clearness of the picture depending on
the sharpness of tho negative.
'' About this timo, during tho World's
Pair in Chicago, in 1893, the Lunitere
Company of Lyons, Prance, came to
America with both u camera and u projecting machine, which were shown ut
the World's Pair. At this time, and,
iu faet, for several yoars nfter, tho
motion pictures appeared to bo more or
less a fad. As a matter of fact, outside of tbe novelty thero did not seem
to be any groat commercial market for
the pictures. This state of affairs went
along for somu two or three yeurs, until
the attention of the vaudeville managers wus drawn to tho possibility of
their exhibition as u vaudeville attraction.
"11. P. Keith in the East and .1. .1.
Murdock in the West were the pioneers
in placing the moving pictures actively
before the public. At thut time there
existed in America oaly the Edisou and
Hiogrnpb Companies, which were engaged in litigation with the hope of exterminating eacb otber,
"hi 1800 the vaudeville munugurs
found it neeeasuiy to look for moro
manufacturers, aud this resulted in
Messrs. Selig and Spoor starting thu
(irst American motion-picture plunt fur
thc manufacture of films in Chicago.
"Nothing of great moment occurred
after this, until 1904, whon a number
uf Kuropeau manufacturers came over
to America to dispose nf thoir wares.
Then was started the guerrilla wnrfuiet
Subjects were ao sooner on the market
than they were immediately duplicated.
This wns not confined to any particular
set of men or manufacturers, hut was
quite general in the industry Itself,
until it reached a point whore it was
practically impossible to make a sub
wot without having it du|>4iroteil with
in twenty four hours, 'lhis continued
front 11104 to 190(1, whon it became up
parent to the leading figures in the (ilia
tield thut something must he done."
The "something thut was theu
"done" was the uptodato American
thing, llie formation of The Motion I'ic
tore Patents Company -a "trust" or
combination of makers that for u time
controlled the market until its undue
exui'tioos t'oreeil tin- uppearaai-e of in
dependents who dually in turn combiued in a trust nt tliuir own--the International Producing Company. Those
two organizations aow, according to Mr.
(Iran, control the whole situation.
Large fortunes have beon mado in
tho motion-picture field by comparative
ly few, uud tho number who have met
disaster is legion! lu no othor legitimate business can money be lost so
quickly or in larger amounts.
"Thomas A. Edison is paid a royalty
of onohalf a eont a foot for every foot
of raw material, or film, ordered of thn
Enstorn Kodak Company, which manufactures all of thc ruw material for
the Patents Company. This brings to
'the wizard' of Menln Park from this
one source a revenue of about half a
million dollars a year.
"Outside of Edison moderate for
tunes were made iu tbe early dnys of
the croze by neorly all of the manufacturers, as well ns the exhibitors, but
the eompotition with the exhibitor became so fierce that thoir fortunes were
soon wiped out or greatly reduced, and
today, if the truth be rocordod, but few
of tbe moving picture theatres make
money.   It is true that Marcus Loew
became a rich man in five years, and
now controls forty theatres, maay of
which he owns, but even he will admit
that tho biggest profits came when he
augmented the vaudeville phase of bia
"The manufacturers who started in
the early stage and who now firm tke
nucleus of the Patents Company, have
all made fortunes und are now wealthy
men. whilo some of these for a period
of throe yoars made between $100,000
and $1100,000 a yoar. It la a question
if any of these manufacturers can
show earnings in excess of 1755,000 a
yoar tuduy.
"As for the independents, none caa
be called wealthy, and ouly four or five
of thoso muke any money ut all.
The Patents Company assesses overy
oxhibitor two dollars a week f,.r each
machine used by him] tbis tax ia di-
vidod botwoen the Edison and Hiograph
Companies and constitutes an enormous
income nnd ouo that has beeu resented
liy the independents who are uot forced
to meet any such demand,
"Tho Patents Company consists of
Mossrs. Kdison, Dyer, Kennedy, Hook,
Smith, Bluckton, Baldwin, Marvin, Cooler, the Lo|wr Eetate, Marion, Long,
Kloino, Lubin, Melies, Spoor, and An
deraon and Selig.
"These gentlemen are all fairly wealthy, none savo Kdison Ib a millionaire,
though all ure rated between #100,000
and $500,000, all earned in the first
three years of tbe erase.
"J, J. Murdock, who really has beea
the most vital figure in the expansion
of the entire industry, became ao ill a
few years ago that his retirement wu
forced, and all of his vast interests disposed of. He has now recovered, aad
in resuming activity has brought aboat
tho formation of a third combination io
the newly organised Kinomaealor Company, a six-million-dollar corporation
holding tbo Urban-Eelipee patents aad
whieh is about to introduce in this country the Kinomaeolor pictures with tke
expectation of thoroughly revolutionising the moving-picture business.
"The first of these offerings, constituting the Coronation Ceremonies in
England, are now arriving in thia country, und tbeir advent bas already caused
the greatest upheaval in the industry
iuself; in fact, the color pictures are
expected to prove so suporior to all previous efforts that an entirely new eras*
is looked for.".
A violin note may denote an explosive, or, ii long continued, may weaken
steel or disintegrate stone, wc aro told
by u Scientific American writer, lie
does not go so fur us the apologist who
elucidated thc miracle at .lericho by explaining that the vibrations of Joshua's
trumpets disintegrated thc walls and
made tbem fall down, but this reason
ing is along tbe same line. Musical vi-
brulions nre capable of marvelous
things.    He writes:
"Experiments were made in Kngland
to snow that u beautiful wave structure
can be imparted to tbe surface of mercury by the vibrations of a tuning-fork
und tbat eveu the surface of solid lead
which has boon subjected to similar
vibrations possesses a structure resembling tbnt of a vibrating surface of
mercury.   ...
"Iodid of nitrogen, u black powder,
is one of tbo most dangerous of all ox
plosives. When dry, the slightest touch
will often cause it to explode with
great violence.
"Thuro appears to bo u certain rate
of vibration which tbis compound cuu
not resist. In experiments to deter
mine tho cause of its extreme explosive-
ness, some damp iodide of nitrogen was
rubbed 011 the strings of a bass viol. It
is known that the strings of such an
instrument will vibrate when tbose of a
similar inBtruinont, having an equal
tension, uro played upon.
"In the present ease, after tbe explosive had become thoroughly dry upon tbe strings, another bass viol was
brought near and its strings were sounded. At ii certain uotc the iodide of nitrogen ou the prepared instrument ex
"It wns found thut tbe explosion oo
curred only when u rate of vibration
of 00 per second was communicated tu
the prepared strings. Vibration of tbe
(1 string caused un explosion, while that
of tho K string hud no effect.
"Thu question is often asked. What
force, least oxpoeted, docs tbe greatest
damage tu liuildiiigsf One architect'.,
answer tu this question may be a stir
prize to thoso wbo do not understand
that il is the regularity of vibration
tlmt mnkok it powerful.
"'I venture to say,' remarked this
architect, 'thai you would never sub
pect that violin playing would injure
the walls uf a building. Yot it certainly doos. Thero have boon instances
when uo walls of stenc anil brick structures huve been seriously damaged by '
the vibrations of a violin. These case's
are, of course, unusual, but the facts
are established.
" 'The vibrations of u violin ure
really serious in Iheir unseen, unbound
ed force, and when they eome witb
regularity, they exorcise nn influence
upon structures of hriek, iron, or stone.
It follows, of course, that thore must
have been continuous playing for years
to euuse the loosening of masonry or
to make iron brittle, but it will do so In
time.' "
Among tho eloek uovolties is a portable clock that fits into thc curved
top of a liglit framework of plain or
inlaid mnhognny. The stand is about
five feet high und can easily be moved
from room to room.
The round clock, framed in mahogany, has on ono side aa eight-day clock
aud on the otber uu aneroid barometer.
Another combination clock is a four-
sided one of silver. It is set in iu cub*
frame, with round opening on four
sides, one for the clock and tbe rest
for a thermometer, calendar and barometer. This useful norslty ia unfortunately beyond tho arerage parse, but
will doubtless suon appear in cheaper
108 the r$u\'r>p,n, rmnRM.AKii, ie
\ Umb'rUot '
( *
Five acres at the price usually paid for a town lot, within one mile of Cumberland.
Price from $325 to $500 per block of Five Acres.
Small Cash Payment and Balance on EASY TERMS
Bates, & Mmidj. €o lartenay
Eixici/crsrvE .a.g-:e:n"ts
Silkwear of all kinds, Dry
Gocds, Grocerics,Hardware.
10 per cent, off for first ten days.
Store at Chinatown.    GOODS SOLD CASH ONLY,
Having S"M my bicycle business,
all accounts due musl lie pit ill to nie.
Those having accounts will render
same to me,
E 0. Emde.
is sold by
McPhee &
GENEKill.    MBUeHnNTS   	
at 40c
This TEA is a Special
Blend and well worthy
of alrtrial, so do not fail
to TRY IT.
LOST—Between R, OiWt'i gang*,
ami Company's farm, brass cover tor
tup ol Radiator. Finder will confer
favor l>y returning same to thia officii.
Mrs.' Sinims will give pianoforte lessons at Iter house any time by appoiat
ment except Tuesday*. Address Camp.
Cumberland. Pupils prepared for the
Royal College of Music.
EOR SALE—7 room house, IJ lot
Fur terms apply to Mrs, Ellen Uriel
Peinlrith Avenue Cumberland B. C.
Dr. D. E. Kerr, dentist will visit
Union Ray Oct. 2H\\ to :18th; Couiok
Out. S9th to Nov. 2nd; Courtenay Nov.
ind to 10th; Cumberland llth to 3oUl.
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this office not later than
10 a. m. on Thuraday.
FOR SALE-The Cumberland Cole.
For particulars apply at the Cafe.
FUR SALE-Three business premises
in good location on Dunsmuir Avenue.
For particulars apply Mrs. A. Jones.
FOR SALE- Singer Needles and OU
at the Isuxdkk Office.
The Dig Score for up-to date millinery
A ver) large and handsome showing at
the most moderate prices.
Look out for the Grand Masquerade
Bill to be given by the Cuurtenay Basket
ball Locial Club in the Cuurtenay Opera
House ou Thursday December ilStb. Big
Pi us List,   Get busy girls.
FOR SALE—Forty hiveeof bees
will sell cheap. Apply to EJ. Creech,
Courtenav, B. C.
Tenders are being called for Janitor
for K. of P. Hall Cumberland B. I.
The lowest or any tenders not necessarily accepted.. By Order of Hell Cooi.t.
R. H. Robertson
R. Hureal.
HIS HONOUR tbe Uni'etiant-Gov
ernor in Council i - s been   pleased
toappoint tbe Honi.urabla Albert Ed
ward MoPbillipps, K. fl., President ol
tbe Eieeutive Council; tbe Honourable Priee Ellison, Minister ol Finan.
oe; Obarlei Henry Lngrin.of tbe Oity
ol Viotoris, Esquire;   and   Willliam
Harold Halkln, oltbe City of Vancou
ver, Esquire;   to  be  Commissioners
under tbe "Public Inquiries Ael', lor
tbe purpose of enquiring into and reporting upon Ibe operation cf the "As
sesunrot Aot, 1903,"  with respect   to
its practical beariuga on tli. financial
requirements "I tbe P<mince.
Tbe (aid Comtnis- oners will bold
tbeir meetings on tbe iUfs aud st
tbe plsds mentioned hereunder,
Viotoris st tbe Kimitive Council
Chamber, Parliament Buildings, Moo
day and Tuesday, 25tb and iidtb Sep.
tember at 10 a. m, Ai tbe Court
House or lhe Oovernment Olliee al
tbe lollowing places;—
Nanaimo, Wednesday snd Thursday
27th snd SHib September.
Vancouver, Frid»y   und  Saturday,
ilUth and 30th September.
New Wistainsier,Monday 2nd Oo'.
Revelstoke, Weilneedsy, 4th Oct.
Golden, Thursday iitu October.
Crnnbrook, Saturday, 7th October.
Ferule, Monday, Mils Ootober.
Nelson, Wednesday, llih Ootober.
Rossland, Thursday, 12th October,
Grsud Forks, Ftiday, 13th October.
Princeton, Saturday, 14th Uctober.
Merritt, Monday, 16th October.
Kamloops, Tuesdsy, 17th Ootober.
Sommerlanil. Thureday, l'.ltli Oul.
Penticton. Friday, 20th October
Kelowna, Saturday, 21st Ootober.
Vernon, Monday, 23rd Ootober,
It is requested tbat all persons wbo
are interetted in the mailer sloresaid
and wbo desire to lu heard, wiil not
Mllo he prt.ent nt the meetings ol
Treasury Department,,
lilth September, 1911.
«rp2s oc53
0. A. Fletcher Musie Co. of Nan.
aitno havenow engaged their own private
Tuner whose work will be striotly iMioran.
teed by the Brm, and they advise customers and friends to notify the firm whtn
tuning or repairing is needed. The
luner will be in Cumberland early in
November and orders may be left at T.
E. Bates atore and will be promptly
attended lo. G. A. Flsteber Musie Oo.
The Sole Agents for Gerhard Heintliqnn
Pianos aud Columbia and Edison Phonographs and Records.
Visiting cards  at  tlio Islander of.
The Annual meeting of the Comox
Agricultural ft Industrial Association
will be held in the Agricultural Hall at
Cuurdenay an tha evening of Oetober
31st at eight ..'clock to Retire the Report
of the officers for pott year alto tbe elect
ion of officers will take place to whioh all
those interested are hartilly invited to be
present.   R Ctrter Jr. Secretary.
Dittriot of Comox,
TAKE notice that 1, James Striok
1 md Beviii» nf Coram District, occupa-
'imi rancher, intends to epply for per
mieaioii tn It-aee the following described
land: -C mimencing at a pott plauted at
the south-west earner close to a post
marked J. R. M., N. E. 0. and being
the N. W. 0. • f Lit »20, Oomot Dittriot, thence tnuth-easterly tweuty-eoven
chains Mluwiug the sh-rt line, thei
uiirth-etsterly fnr Ave ehalni, thtnee
mirth-westerly twtnty-ttven chains,
thence south-westerly fnr five ehalni ta
commencement and containing seven
teen acres more ur lets
Dated October 10th, 1911.
Notiee is hereby glvtn that the reserve
existing by reason ofjth* notiee published
in the British Columbia Goxetteof the
27th December 1907, covering a paroel of
land situated on Rednnda liland, formerly held under Timber License No. 44043,
which hss lapsed, it ctneelled, and tht
said lards will he opeu to location after
midnight on the 14th Deoimber 1911.
Deputy Minister oi Land.
Department of Lands, Viotoria, B. 0,
September Uth, All.
tep23 deeS.3
Maciet Cash Store
Ete., etc.
A nice line of Iron Bedstead
$4. * $40.
just arrived
T. E.
The  BEST Machine  on the  Marker
and sold on EASY TERMS  	
JEPBON BROS., Dittriot Agente. Nanaimo, B. O.
C. Segrave, Local Rejsresr.ntntive, Cumberland, h.
Capital $6,200,000 Reserve 17,000/. ,
Draft* leeued In any currency, payable all over the world
hlcheat current rates allowed on deposit* of •! and upward*
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   -   -     OPEN OA"
D. M. Morrison, Manager
Wm. H. Hoff,  Manager.
\   These Pianoe give satisfaction in tone ami touch and are built t
# latt a lifetime.
We carry the Victor Gramophone & VictroW.
and Victor Recnrd3.    Call and hear the latest novti,,
The Victor Puzzle Record Price jm -
0 EEOOBDS I2T   Ol^Zhu'
Ohnreh St., NANAIMO, B. 0. Opposite Bank ot
Roi i.i tn .ny jim™ hare w. sh'.wn sueh
variety sssortnictit ol Fell Suitings, including all Ihe new color effect* in the
plain tnd fancy Cheviot*, Worsteds
Scotch tnd Irish Tweeds, Blue and Black
Sergei, Oaieinieret and Diagonals. Nearly
400 designs to select from Oonie in and
measure now. This it the time to make
Soli Agent* for the  Borneo! Hobberlin
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