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 YOU ARE Invited t-> onll nnd
inspect  our stcok uf FANCY
DRY GOODS, SPRING HATS
A small assortment of Ladies'
Misses and Child's Hats. Also
a Fine Arrangement of lini
CAMPBELL BROS.
IA
THE ISLANDEl
F m MM*
jK
ALLfljaJfr is Newest in
_ty_*m. Pa*fp.'ty#fi,tn.  Shanes  and
■hsiSE = S^Bf^'"*3. will be on view
on the 20th inst. Also, a
large assortment Flowers.
CAMPBELL BROS.
Ko. 94
THK I8LAN-OER, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, MARCH  9. 1912
Subscription price $1,80 per year
J.
ENDORSED DY
CONSERVATIVE CLUB
A Warm Time Over Appointment of
T. E. Bate as Returning Oflicer for the District.
For New Roads in the Comox Electoral District.    Bridges and Culverts too Weak
i'or the Steam Roller.
The meeting of the Cumberland Conservative Club Monday
evening was a somewhat sultry
affair growing out of the appointment of Mr. Thomas E. Bate as
returning officer. It seems the
club at a former meeting had
recommended Mr. A. B, Boyer
for the position.
At the meeting Monday evening Mr. Bate asked for the read
ing of the minutes of the previous meeting. He was informed
by the President of the club that
OH motion the reading of the
minutes had been dispensed with
Mi". Bate then brought up the
question and said he had heard
that an effort had been made by
the club to have his appointment
annulled. He wanted to know
why?   On what grounds?
This started the ball to rolling
and it developed during the discussion that followed that those
present at the previous meeting
had been unanimous in the opinion that Mr. Bate was not a good
conservative. Pressed to be specific in the charge, it was related
that Mr. Bate had not attended the meetings of the club;
he had been guilty of flirting
with the socialists and he had not
consulted with the club in the
matter of the appointment of a
returning officer.
Mr. Bate in reply stated that
he felt that he was as good a conservative as any present. This
was challenged by several, but
there were no further specific
counts. He said he had not a'-
tended the meetings because of
late his business had demanded
his entire attention. The acquisition of The Islander had further added to his troubles. He
thought there were other ways
of being a good conservative besides attending meetings. Por
instance, he had gone to Comox,
had driven there at much personal inconvenience and sacrifice:
had gone on the platform and
publicly aided the then candidate.
He admitted that members of
the Liberal and Socialist parties,
but not either of the parties, had
come to him with the statement
that if he would run on a mixed
socialist and liberal platform, a
coalition could be formed which
would elect him. He had declined to consider the proposition.
Also, lately, members of the socialist party, but not the party
itself, had made advances to him
it.   He had declined to entertain
this proposition also.
The Hon. Mr. Manson, our sitting member, also spoke to the
question. He said that the Premier, himself and the others
thought they were doing the
right thing, at the right time and
in the right place, in appointing
Mr. Bate returning officer.. He
was known as a conservative; had
placed the Islandsr newspaper
in the conservative party. He
had served in this office for two
terms; had made a good officer;
had given entire satisfaction.
The matter of the election had
come upon them suddenly. There
had been, in the hurry of completing the vast amount of detail
necessary, no time to communicate with anyone. However, if
a mistake had been made, he did
not want to shirk his share of the
responsibility. At this point he
was reminded by Tom Bickle that
he (Bickle) had told him in Victoria only a short time since that
the club had recommended some
one else. Mr. Manson explained
that Mr. Bate had already been
appointed at that time; that, any
way, Mr. Bickle's was not an
official communication. He had
had no official communication
from the club in the matter. Mr.
Bate's appointment could not be
cancelled now. The proclamations were already posted.
Mr. Frank Parks, the secretary,
said that possibly he had made a
mistake in the matter, and was
somewhat to blame. He had neglected to post the letter to Mr.
Manson. It transpires that tho
letter had lain on the secretary's
desk nine days before being
posted.
Mr. Bate said that perhapa he
had made a mistake. He had
not intended going over the heads
of the club to secure the appointment. Never before had the club
made a recommendation in the
matter. He was conscious that
he had given satisfaction. He
had wanted the position again
and had applied for it exactly in
the way he had previously done.
He did not know tho club was
opposed to him. He would rather than $500 than this had happened. He would not have had
thc office on any terms.
Mr. John N. McLeod said
there had been three mistakes
made. Mr. Manson was to blame
partly; the   secretary   was   to
MINE EXPLOSION
AT MERRITT
Rumored  that   Savejn
Men are Dead and
Two Burned.
THE FOOTBALL
Rumors reached Cumberland
yesterday of a fearful explosion
in the Diamond Vale mine at
Merritt. lt is said 7 men were
killed outright antl 2 severely
burned. Eleven men on the 600
foot level escaped without injury.
They were foud huddled together
and wild with fright.
\ lecture illustrated liy lantern
slides, wns given,by Rev, B, C. Fr4o-
iiiiiii in thu Solldolhouse nt No. 7 tin
Thursday evening. It wus very largely
iittemli'il, nml tlio lecture Well received
tho views boing  exceptionally   good.
Messrs. Plews, Smith k Co., huve
entereil into t.ie butcher business in
Cuurtetiiiy, A new building hus lieen
ereoted ut a cost of uliout .$1,000. Mr.
Plews, of the new firm, was in the
business soxne yours ngo at Courtenay.
now. He thought it would be a
lesson and that now would be a
good time to bury the hatchet.
There was a move on the part
of some to leave the hall, but the
President objected. He said this
was the place to thresh this matter out; to settle it one way or
the other for good good and all.
his counsel prevailed.
After some further discussion
F. J. Dalby said; ''It seems, Mr.
President, that one must be dead
or seriously crippled in the head,
before he can, under the statutes
resign as a returning officer after
once being appointed. I move
therefore, that Mr. Manson's explanation be accepted and that
jve bury the hatchet," which motion was carried without a dissenting vote.
On motion, after short, eulogistic speeches by the old war-
horses and tne young bloods,Mr.
Manson was heartily and enthusiastically endorsed and made the
candidate of the club.
Mr. Manson followed in a few
happy remarks, thanking the
club for their endorsement. He
said things in the north looked
rosy indeed for the conservative!1.
He predicted a glorious victory
for the ministry. He told of var
ious public improvements that
had been made in the district; of
one hundred and thirty thousam
dollars that had been appropriated for new roads. Mr. Siddal
laughingly pointed out that the
rountry was literally torn up by
new roads; a steam roller was
needed. Mr. Manson begged
pardon, but the steam roller had
not been forgotten. He had taken the matter up with the government, but our bridges and
culverts would not bear
weight of the steam roller
that was the only reason it was
not in use.
At the conclusion of his remarks he was warmly applauded
and the meeting adjourning there
was a general love feast and shak
ing of hands.
looking to the placing of The Is- blame, partly and Mr. Bate was
LANDER in the socialist's ranks, to blame partly. However, the
making a socialist paper out of'matter could  not bc remedied
the
and
The hunt unii eggs aio so good, at
the Cumberland Cafe that Bert pucks
Ihe eggs itrouml in his jiocket,
Billiard Handicap on-
Tapella Outclassed
by Thomson.
The Maroons won out with a
score of 3 to 2 over the Black and
Wliite practice game on Sunday.
It was a gotxl strong game, and
the boys are in a position to make
a good showing with Nanaimo
United, who will be here on the
17th.
The Uniteds have been playing
in hard luck, according to the
Nanimo Free Press. The Celtics
put it all over them last Sunday.
Thc fans of Cumberland hope the
Uniteds will recover from their
hoodoo before to-morrow, the
10th, when they are scheduled to
take on the Victoria team. It
looks a little as though Cumberland's nose would be out of joint
if they do not. The situation is
this;
If Victoria can take two games
from Nanaimo she would* win out
in the League; in which case they
would very likely default their
date with Cumberland. All they
want is the League pennant.
Should they win this by defeating
Nanaimo then they could give us
the laugh, and we would lose
some two hundred dollars which
it cost us in thc holiday's games.
It looks to us as though they
were afraid to come back.
On the other hand, if Nanaimo
can take two games from Victoria
and the local team wins three of
the remaining games, the three
teams will be tied for the B. C.
championship. Hence the Cumberland fans have their fingers
crossed and are offering up various petitions for the success of
thc Uniteds to-morrow.
Anyway we want another crack
at Victoria and are entitled to it.
Several billiard sharps are all
worked up over a tournament now
in progress at the Totter pool
room. It is an English billiard
handicap for 175 points for a silver cup presented by J. J. Potter.
The first round is being played
this week. Some 60 players are
entered. The second round, it is
expected, will be played next
woek. Tho fans are crowding
the poolroom anil are being
rewarded by seeing some
very fair shots and runs and
the last thing in English billiards.
There was a fair turnout to
witness the wrestling bout between Thomson and Tapella, but
there wasn't much to it, Tapella
being outclassed a mile. Thomson, apparently, could pick him
up and slam him down any old
time. Tapella should stick to the
squared circle.
There is talk of a return bout,
but it is doubtful if it will materialize. Brother Thomson wants
something more than gate re-
receipts say a purse of about a
thousand bucks?
 —O-' -■-■•■*-.
TO LET— Furnished for a year,
iloiihlii house, 8 minus, bafliroi in, etc.,
Ifood tennis Inwn, Apply Mis. J. L.
110K, James Iliy lintel Victoria.
GRAND PREPARATIONS FOR
FIREMEN'S MASQUERADE DALL
A Long List of Prizes to be Givon for
the Best Costumes and for the
best Sustained Characters.
EVERYBODY HELP THE FIRE LADDIES
They  are Worthy and Should have the  Aid
and  Support of Every Citizen and
Every   Property Owner.
The Firemen are making great preparations for the masquerade ball on the evening of the 18th and it promises to be the event
of the season.
The ball is given for the purpose of raising funds with which
to furnish and fit up a reading room for thc firemen. A fireman is
always "on the job," night or day. An attractive reading room,
comfortable quarters, does much to keep the boys around -ready
for the dread tap of the gong.
Cumberland may justly be proud of its fire company. They
have proven themselves willing, reliable and effective. The officers
are: Fire Chief, T. E. Banks; Assistant Chief Chas. Parnham;
Past Chief John Bruce; Fraser Watson, secretary; John Cameron,
treasurer: R. Grant, jr., captain: Bob Webster, captain. The
company is composed of 30 member.
Following is the list of prizes offered:
Best Dressed Lady $10.00
Best Dressed Gent 10.00
National Costume. Lady      - - ...        5,00
"    Gent  5.00
Sustained Character, Lady, A. McKinnon, value       -      4.00
Gent, ....     5.00
Comic Lady,  - one dozen and a half China plates, T. E. Bate
"    Gent, - - . . -   ■   /-.      2.50
Hobo - - - - - - -   2.50
Clown 2.50
Topsy - Tea set and tray - K. Shibata
Costume representing Cumberland Fire Department    -    5.00
Prize Waltz, Lady, 5.00
"     Gent, 5.00
Best Representative Group ( 3 or more persons)      - 7.50
Tombola, prize 5.00
KILLED IN
CAMP NO. 2
Emil Sandwich Struck
on the Head by
Tail Chain
Kmil Sandwich, 11 young mnn of 22
years, working in Lodging Camp No.
", aliout ti mile* from Courtenay, was
instantly killed by lining struck on tin-
head liy tlm tail chain of the "Hying1
iiiiicliiui-, at 7.80 Thursday evening.
Tho Imily waa brought to Courtenay,
mnl mi inquest lit-ld hy Judgi'Abriims.
Following is the finding of the jury:—
We, tho undersigned jurors to In—
qulro into lho death of Emil Ipiindwioh,
find   that   tlin  ili aaed  cu to liis
death liy In-ill-! struck on the head hy
a cable. From/Iho evidence of tha
witnesses we Hnd the apparent cause
of the .'In.iii broakiug which allowed
llie oahlo to full was on account ol
using inure than the regulation utiuiuni
nf cable for lln- sizaol chain U8"d, We
strongly recommend tlmt tlm Govern
ment take immediate steps to provont
similar occurrences  hy   appointing u
i::l|illliln lllllll to -'I- deit   such    logging
camps are not al'uwcd to overtax their
machine cables nml chains,  uud   thus
preventing the hiss of llfo mid limli.
Signed: -0. II Shannon, foreman,
\V. .1. McKcini, ,1 um- V. Cr li, Jno
II. Juhustun, James II. Parkin, 1'. fjeo
Anderton,
The famous stcrropt icon lecturer, Dr.
l'l-Hull will visit Cumlierlaiid March
Ifiih and 17th. Saturday tlm Kith inst.
inK, of 1'. Hull, I p  111.,   Incline   n>
women only; 8 p.   iu    ledum   tn n
over ISyoiirsnfugc. Sunday 17l' insl
iu Methodist church 11 », in , Talk to
Parents. Cuiuhfrland hull i p. 111,,
While Slave Tralllc, to mixed uu lii-nce
no children. All are cordially invited
to iihove lectllr s.     Collection will  lie
taken to defray expenses. \
TESTIMONIAL TO JAS. REID
At a meeting of the Board of Man-
agirs of St. George's Presbyterian
chinch held on Thursday evening, Mr,
James Reid was agreeably surprised
lieing made tlic recipient uf 11 complimentary address accompanied by a
Handsomejjold headed ebony oune, The
pastor, Hev. J allies Hood, made the
presentation, referring in eulogistic
terms to tlio excellence of the work
done hy Mr.Rcid in -St. George church
where for many yoars he held, simultaneously, the offices of trustee, manager and ireasuier.
Mr Reid, in a suitable reply thanked the donors for their handsome n d
unexpected gift and expressed regret
at leaving old friends and associations
Mr. Iieiii lias lived here foi over IS
yenrs and was one of Cumberland's
must highly lvspeetcil cilizons. Accom-
patii'd liy Mrs. He'd lie left thi- morn
ing for Nnnaiino whore he will make
his future homu.
 a  J
NOTICK,
Tenders for the I uilding of addition
to the Union it Comox Dlstrlot llm-
piial, Ciiiiiln I'lanil. will 1st received up
in April 1st, 101:'. Lowes) uor nny
tender not necessarily accepted. Pinus
uuil specifications'cnu be seen ut Mr.
I,. Monnco'tt ofllce, saw mill.
F.J, DALBY, Secretary
 m ■—
At n mauling last evening tlm Con
Servative club reconnnendi d Robert
Cessford imd Frank Parks fur deputy
reluming 0 cer and they wore inuuii-
dialely appointed by Reluming Ofti-
uer Kite.
Tlic Finn committee of  the Y.
MJC, A. will meet, in (be coutnil
chambers 00 Monday ovoniim Man-It
IS ai S o'clock, A full iitteiiilancc is
requested 1 as hmhim nf vital importance will lie up for ill-ciia.iun, THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. B.C.
PROBLEM FOR THE EDITOR
(t has boon asked whether stepping
on a man's corns ls sufficient provocation for swearing, The eilitor advises,
keep your toes clear of corns hy using
Putnam's   Painless   Corn   Extractor.
Slways   best,   painless   and   prompt,
old by druggists, mice 26c.
JAPANESE   HOTELS   FOR   THE
POOR
In the Japanese capital there arc 53k
poor men's hotels, Tlm northeast of
the capital Is whero tlm greatest number Is In In- found. In these Inns the
traveller Is lodged in a room wllh a
Superficial urea of three feet by six.
If thu traveller bo better off and requires more cubic feot of inn he can
Obtain an apartment tlm sainu length
but double lhe breadth, and If ho be
more fastidious he nan have the luxury
«jf uu apartment six teet by nine. The
lowest inst nf ii nlulit's lodging Is fc
sen,
MAXIMS   OF   WALTER   COX,   EXPERT HORSEMAN
Be honest.
Leave booze I'or the otlmr fellow.
When victory i'lm I"' won to-day,
d.on't wait for a winning to-morrow.
Always drive to win regardlOBB of a
"record" fur tlm horse.
Remember thnt nobody wins funic in
tie sulky unless lie frequently rides in
front.
Even tlic driver who comos in second
Is apt to lie overlooked by spectators
and critics.
It's tlm mail iu front who gets the
fdory  und   tlic  reputation  nnd   finally
ami's the best luu ses fur his stables.
DODD'S '%
fKIDNEYJ
forPlLLS.-M
W^¥wt
COULD NOT WALK
FROM RHEUMATISM
GIN PILLS STOPPED THE PAIN
5f>  University St., Montreal.
"Just a word of praise for GIN
PILLS. About fifteen months ago, I
coulil not walk across my room. Buffering severely with Rheumatism. I
took GIN I'ILLS and became quite
Well. Two months ago, I had Rheumatic Pains with Neuralgia and Diarrhoea. I resorted to Gin Pills again
(or one week and became quite well.
"SAMUEL  LONGMORE."
Here is our straight guarantee given
With every box of GIN PILLS. We
know that Gin Pills will positively
Cure Rheumatism, Sciatica and Lumbago—as well as Pain in tho Back,
Irritated Bladder and weak, strained
Kidneys. We pledge ourselves—the
largest wholesale drug house in the
British Empire—to promptly return
your money should Gin Pills fail to
give satisfaction. 50c. a box, 6 for
$2.50. Sample free if you write National Drug & Chemical Co. of Canada,
Limited, Dept. U.P., Toronto.
STAMMERERS
can be cured, not merely ol tl* habit, but
of lis cause- The Arnoil Institute hu permanently restored natural speech to thou-
landl-ta doing ll tc-day. Wrlta lor hai
Information and references to 11
THE ARHOTT INSTITUTE.      IERUK, ONT,. Can.
That Reminds Ne
"Sic, illd I understand yuu to c.ill
ine a liar?"
"No, sir; I believe In the conservation of energy."
<   .   *
"What's tliu trouble?" inquired the
judge.
"Tills ludy lawyer wants to make -i
motion," explained the clerk, "but hor
gown Is too tight."
"Papa, what does arbitration menu?"
"It melius that when two powers of
t-iiuiil strength got hold of n smaller
country,    they    ugroe    to    divide    lt
equally."
musical comedies comes along
wimts to bo right up as closo
orohestra uh possible."
-Is your boy, Josh, fond ol music?"
"I should suy so,"   replied   Farmer
Corntossel.     "When nue o' these bore ,.,,        , ,
Josh to know ot its manifold merits and
Canal Worker's Experience
Some time ago I came to this place
lo work on the canal, and, through inclement weather and exposure, contracted the worst kind of neuralgia.
Tlio pain would fill my forehead so I
couldn't see; lt was Just awful. I went
lo a druggist In town and was advised
to use a 00c. bottle of Nervillne. That
was the best advice and the best medicine I ever got. 1 will always recommend Nerviline for any ache or pain.
It Is so strong and penetrating lt is
bound to cure.
(Signed)    A. B. Glorgi,
T ron ton, Ont.
Ductors will tell you thnt nothing but
tiie purest and most healing antiseptic
drugs are used in Nervillne—that's
why it is so sate for general family
use, for the baby as well as the parent.
If you haven't tried Nervillne, do so
now—your neighbors are almost sure
tti tho
USE
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, *\ \. *im« mlie ranJ*,
 ~*leeeeem.
SHIP YOUR
RAW FURS
and
Beef Hides
to us and got 20 per cent
more for them than at home.
Write to us for our new
price list S nnd we will mail
you one free. Watch this
ad. weekly.
We solicit your shipments
for Beef Hides, Raw Purs,
Wool. Tallow, Seneca Root,
Horse Hair, Sheep Pelts, etc.
North-West Hide
& Fur Co.
278 Rnpwt St.     Winnipeg, Mm.
Duffald Un reapoDBO to friendly liivl-
tatlon)—Woel, mnn, I never touch
whusky iiihi. unions I'm at tho helchi u'
hilarity or tt)e depth o' depression; liui
I diiiirsay I'm nt present Just in lho
stato o' mlmi that wml Justillo a bit
tuslo!
uses.
Wllllv—Wonder What nil tlio animals
illil   during  thoso   forty   days   in   tho
Mill.
Tommy—Oh, thoy Just lay around
and scratched thelrselvcs, 1 guess.
Willie—Scratched thoirselves nothln'! What'd tliey scratch (or when
there was only two liens?
Tlio "iluirer" nt golf becomes so
used to finding himself in all kinds of
! out-of-the-way places that lie hits every
bail in tlio confident expectation of
getting into difficulties with it. Sueh
a player was he who answers in this
dialogue, reported from the course: "Is
this .your ball over hero!" "Is it ill a
liolei" "Yes." "A deep hold"
"Yes." "With slightly overhanging
banks, so you can't possibly get nt itt"
"Yes." "Then it's my ball, all
right."
In a Fourth of July address, Mayor
Samuel L. Shank of Indianapolis once
Solomon Grundy, an actor on Sunday,
Married on  Monday,
Divorced on Tuesday,
Married on Wednesday,
Divorced on Thursday,
Married on Friday,
Divorced on Saturday—
And now repeat, commencing witli
Monday.
...
An instance Is related of the lato
Professor Chrystal'S readiness in npplied mathematics. One day when lie
was producing on the blackboard those
"spiders' webs ln chalk" which were
the despair of the unlearned, a student
I want," explained the advertising result of tbo sedentary life is that typo
of woman so frequently observed who
is popularly described as "a bundle of
nerves."
No woman grows old faster than this
very type, and none is apt to resent the
process more bitterly. It hns been nil-
mittod that the elements producing tbis
type may be many aud complicated, but
in the vast majority of instances it is
safe to say thnt If a neglect of exercise
bad nover occurred the other elements
would never have exceeded a negligible
proportion.
And many of tbose already suffering
from their own neglect might find au
efficient remedy in their own hands.
But most of them, either from ignorance or indolence, go on forging heavier
with every attitude they assume and
every motion they make the chains that
weigh them down.
We all know that, no matter how
perfect in feature a woman may be, a
slovenly or awkward carriage is fatal
to her good appearance. But wo do not
always reflect thnt it is equally detrimental to hor bodily health and mental
equilibrium. Tho commonoBt typo of
Incorrect standing position is that in
which tho chest is contracted, tho
shoulderB stooped, the buck bowoil out,
nnd the hips slouched forward.
In this position tho chest and ab-
ilominnl must'lcB aro collapsed and the
ribs i-oiupressed. This results in serious interference with respiration, circulation, and digestion. Thc chest, upon which the characteristic breathing
of a woman depends, is too cramped to
permit tlio taking of a full breath.
Tho sagging of tho heavy upper part
man—"1 want a picture that has tho
idea of speed In lt—real speed. 1 want
It to go at a regular marathon. But it's
got to be new."
"Yos, I soo," said the artist, picking
up a pencil. "How about Mercuvy?
Something llko this."
He sketched rapidly the figure ot the
messenger of Olympus, winged sandals,
winged cap, symbolic staff and all.
The advertising man looked tt over approvingly.
"Seems all right," he commented.
"But what does It mean? Who's Mercury?"
"Oh, Mercury? He was the speediest thing that ever lived," the artist declared. "Mercury was the god of speed,
you know."
But the advertising man gave one
long regretful look at the sketch and
shook his head.
"Too bad," he murmured sadly. "T io
bad; I like his looks, but It won't do.
It won't do, young mun. We can't sect
mixed up with anyone's religion llko
thnt."
With the Horses
Though 11)11 has by no menus been
featureless for Clydesdale breeders,
even apart from tbo sensational sulo of
Huron of Buchlyvic, other events seem
tame in comparison.   Yet tho great salo
was but an incident after all, und thero I of the bod*y presses upon tlio veins ami
arc other points that might bo mention- aHerios and impedes the flow of blood.
1 that uro of greater importance, bo
far as the welfare of tho breed is concerned. One sparrow does not make a
aid, apropos of George Washington j summer, and ono extraordinary prize
and truthfulness: "Pew of us, alas, can . ,|0.,s u0_ „mi_0 a prosperous yenr l'6r
lay claim to thnt absolute voracity I brooders in general, however much it
which was Washington's boast. Thus n,ay add to the lustre of tho breed,
the shoe pinches us all when thc story     We cannot tako tlio auction sales as
°/ "il"'! ?.!$. B!?™l.vXn^teacher8 J" '"''"V ^J.?*11.0 I"™9' f°r *?« Iexpected,   tint this scarcely betters th.
Jack   Smiths   Sunday-school   teacher, few specimens of tho breod are deposed ,„„„„;,    n,h. ..;.., „,„„„, „.,, ..;,, ,„
./,.,. „ laumn nn An.iiiins and Sam)ll ra. Lf h« nnkll. .„!,.     l>r„„!;„„lu. tlm i-h-l..    "at.tcl\   *?? .Vlta'   °r8".ls "™  Btl" .">
The stomach is not given room to act
normally. Thus the threo chief functions upon which life depends suffer impairment from this ouo attitude.
Somo women have an idea that if
tbey only "throw tlieir shoulders
back," in'fact, stand sway-backed, they
have accomplished ull that could be
expected.   But this seureely betters the
after a lesson on Ananias and Sappllirn
said, ' Whv is not everybody who tells
a lie struck dead?' Littlo Jaek answered gravely: 'Because thero wouldn't
bo anybody loft.' "
.   *   .
A Japanese diplomat during Admiral
of by public sale.   Practically tho wholo I torfered    with
of the animals that change hands are j mlIscles  of  the
Togo's "American tour, said at a din- ifc    -, , ,„ b   exee(!l|e,i thauk.
Admiral        .      . .   A ..       .      _..
ner at Narragausett Pier:
Togo well merits his wealth and his
honors. But a boyhood friend one day
after the manner   of   tho   boyhood
and    the    supporting
trunk  nro  incorrectly
.-   - .   .     , - , used.   Those of the lower part of tho
strong docs the export trudo eontinuo haek „ro overa,r]li,1Pa, while thoso of
that breeders have seldom anything to U, ,v„iat „,,,, .,b,lo,„c„ designed by
oiler auctioneers. The igures for tho tlnture for thl, ,,0„vi(,st W0rk8„8 re'.
r?.™*™ *?■'?•) ?.v?!laA1?,_b.t!tJ!10!f.i8|laxod to an injurious degree.
In addition to this, the spinnl column.
overy likelihood thut the roeord uum-
near the top of the room dropped a .fr'iend—sneered at tbe admiral's sue
marble, which bumped down, step by!t,cs3] whereupon our great warrior re-
step, to the level of the rostrum. Chry- itortod: 'Come, now, I'll resigu all my
stal, not heeding thc giggles of the :nloncy an,| titles to you, but on one
class, went on with his work. When
the marble came to rest he observed,
again cliielly to Canada. The demands
of patrons in all parts of tiie Dominion
have been a heavy drain on tho resources of Scotch breeders, and it would
be idle to contend that it has not been
without some ell'ect on the material at
the command of breeders. Scotland is
well   equipped, however, to   withstand
Will the student at the end of bench
41 kindly stand up?"
Ho had counted the bumps made by
the marble ln Its descent.
.   .   .
It was on a street car the other
morning that a passenger, whose general gol-up suggested a clerical calling,
was overboard saying to a companion:
"I realize that women are by nature
and Instinct bound to Bo in for adornment in thc matter of dress, but they
aro getting morn and more recklessly
extravagant. 1 bellovo in temperance
In dress."
"Temperance is all right," was the
reply. "1 believe In temperance myself, but what with the hobble skirts
nnd cobweb stockings lt looks more to
mc as though the women were going In
for total abstinence."
•     «    »   •
The worm-eaten chestnut of all
"proverbs" is—woll. you know what it
Is—"Unlucky at cards, lucky at love."
If your bridge partner is a bit flirty
she always goo-goos at you and springs
it. Then sho leads you away to a secluded spot. You know. Tommy
Troathinger was the only one we ever
knew to beat this game, and that was
an accident.   Here was thc way of It:
"Are you very lucky at cards?" asked the woman.
"Very," said Tommy. "I always win."
"How about love?" she continued,
looking arch and kittenish.
"Lucky again," plunged Tommy--"I
always  lose."
•    *    •
A contury and a half ago people used
to depend upon lhe weather prognostications In "Partridge's Almanac." One
day Partridge himself put up at a
country inn for dinner. Tbo hostler
advised him to stay the night, as it
would certainly rain.
"NonsenseI" said Partridge, and proceeded on his way. Soon a heavy
shower fell, which so Impressed the
traveller that he instantly rode back
to the Inn and offered the hostler half
a crown If ho would toll him how he
knew the rain was Imminent.
"Well." roplled the man, with a grin,
pocketing the coin, "the truth Is, we
have "Partridge's Almanac' hero; and
he's such a liar that whenever he promises a flno day we know lt will bo
foul. Today ls set down as fine."
.   .   .
Application for employment was recently mado to a Louisville business
man by a young chap from the mountain region of lho slate. The l.ouls-
Vlllo uuil) was ravnrnbly Impressed by
tho stranger, but us no references were
offered he determined to hold the application in abeyance until ho could
personally look Into the young man's
antecedents, which ho could do when
next ho visited Hint pari of the state
: whence the applicant hailed. It was
1 not long beforo tho opportunity was
afforded. Thc Louisville mon sought
I personally look into the young man's
| home county and asked:
"Do you know Bill Sarks?"
"Shore, I know him."
"What kind of a young man is ho?"
"Pretty fair."
"Is he honest?"
"Honest? Shore. Why, he's been
arrested threo times for stealln' and
acquitted each time."
         -. , ., ,.0««      -.,,,11,'I
n condition—that you .pay the same price the con8tarn't ,lr:lili, and, with tbo not-
-  ! for them 1 did.   We'll just go out into I     rl[   ot.  s( -
Sudden transition from a hot to a
cold temperature, oxposuro to rain,
sitting in a draught, unseasonable
substitution of light for heavy clothing, are fruitful causes of colds and
thc resultant cough so perilous to persons of weak lungs. Among the many
medicines for bronchial disorders so
arising, there Is none better thnn
Bickle's Antl-Consumptlve Syrup. Try
it and become convinced. Price 25
cents.
thu garden tliere, and I'll fire a cannon
at you ninety times. All 1 liavo shall
be yours if you survive.' "
A      .      .
" Xoble fellow!" cried ono.
"To savo your political rival from
drowning!" cried a second.
"Weren't you afraid?" asked a
third.
"Tlio water looked so confoundedly
colli t' * added a fourth.
Jones, the candidate for Cocklctoii,
endeavored to look modest while his
wet paw was being shaken.
rwasn't anything, you know!" ho
confessed. "Beolly can't claim much
reilit. Y'ou seo; at tho meeting last
night, the feller called me a party-prcju-
lieed, pasty-faced political pump; and
1 'd just been reading in a book on
First Aid' that it's best to avoid
struggling with a drowning man by
giving him a hard punch on tho jnw.
And, for the lifo of me, 1 couldn't resist
thc temptation I"
*   •   •
Poote, tho comedian, lived at a time
when pickpockets did a thriving business in gentleman's lace handkerchiefs.
Having been taken one day into
White's Club by a friend who wanted
to writo a note, Foote found himself
standing in a room among strangers.
Lord Carmartho, wishing to put him at
his case, went to speak to Iiim, but
himself feeling rather shy, merely said:
Mr. Foote, your handkerchief is
hanging out of your pocket."
Whereupon Foote, looking around suspiciously and hurriedly thrusting tho
handkerchief back into his pocket, replied: "Thank you, my lord, thank
you; you know tbe company better tban
I do."
eee
Professor George Lyman Kittredge
of Harvatd's English department, is
noted not only as a student of the
drama, but as a satirical critic of all
local performances. He may always
be expected, it Is said, to express an
opinion on leaving the theatre that is
tinged with son.e humorous regret. At
a recent performance Dr. Kittredge appeared ever moro disgruntled than
usual. At one period tho lights went
out and the delay udded to his annoyance. At the close of the performance ho sought a late supper wilh a
number of his club friends and was
asked:
"How was tho play tonight, Vr. Kittredge?"
"Disgusting," replied the critic.
"Kven the lights went out at the end
of tho second act."
A man walking into a rostnurant
advertently left the door open. A big
man eating liis dinner immediately
yelled: "Shut tho door, you fool!
Where wero you raised—in a barnT"
Tho man who had left tho door open
closed it and then, dropping into a
seat, buried his faco in his hands and
began to weep.
The big man looked somewhat uncomfortable and, rising, finally walkod up
to the weeper and tapped him on the
shoulder.
"My friend," ho Baid, "I didn't intend to hurt your feelings. I just wanted you to closo tho door."
The man. who was weeping raised his
hoad and grinnod. "Old man," he
said, "I'm not crying boeauso you hurt
my feelings, but boeauso you asked me
if I was raisod in a barn. Tho sad fact
is that I was raised in a barn, and
every time I hear an ass bray it makes
mo homesick!"
stallion-liiring societies and
the pertinacity with which even small
men stick to their marcs and replace
them with good fillies when their useful
days lor breeding are numbered, enables them to meet the continued demands made upun them.
The Canadian  trade  has  in several flowers,
ways strengthened the position of the work
breed    in    Scotland,   and,   all
considered, the position   of
that marvellously flexible and buoyant
support of the brain, is distorted from
the graceful doublo curve which is
natural to it. Instead, it is compelled
to hold permanently one of tho many
positions wliich it may legitimately assume for a temporary purpose, but from
whicli, as soon as that purpose is accomplished, it Bhould return to its normal curves.
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TO  ENJOY OLD AGE
lf you would enjoy old nge, cultivate
somo hobby—grow   enthusiastic    over
something— little matters what.   It may
be embroidery or painting, or music or
>r   collecting   china;   church
temperance   reform,   hospital
things work or woman suffrage. Identify your-
pedigree self with something aud keep yonr in-
Clydesdales is, ou thu whole, stronger terest up. It- will bring about you a
because of it. It has strengthened the circle of sympathetic, congenial friends
society by adding members to its roll, mid create a community of interests
:uul it has had the efi'ect of attracting otherwise scarcely obtainable. To be
more attention to pedigree registration, really thoroughly enjoyable it should be
Many havo had their eyes opened to a usefvh hobby, ono that gives pleasure
the error of the short-sighted policy of, or benefit to others as well ns one's self,
neglecting to register animals eligible Take a garden for instance—queen of
for the bok. It has been impossible to all delightful hobbies, whero vou may
pick up tho threads of pedigree that bury vour sorrows and unearth your
wero ullowed to drop, and a large num- pleasures. Many nn ill-temper or nor-
ber of animals that are really eligible vous headache is dug into tho ground
for any stud book are shut out because Uiid blossoms forth as beautiful llowers.
registration was neglected. The breed- Do you sny you aro too old to tnke
ing is there all right, but tho proof of | up new ideas or renew old ones! No
it has disappeared.   These animals and'one is over too old.   Perhaps you read
their progeny are useless for tho export trade, and breeders are now much
more careful not to neglect the stud
book, even if thero does not appear to
be any immediate benefit to be derived,
though the benefits aro now more evident. As a matter of fact, tho export
requirements have now become the real
test of pedigree with breeders. An
animal that does not fulfil theso requirements is now hardly regarded as pedigreed, and, whatever its merits, it does
not bring its full value. This tightening up of tho fence between tho purebred nnd the nondescript is nil for the
good of the breed, nnd though ono may
regret the fact that much that is in itself good and worthy is likely to be
left on the wrong side of tho fenco, tho
ultimate effect is bound to be for the
good of the Scotch draft horse. The
somewhat lukewarm support that many
mem tiers had given to tho stud book
has been brought to boiling point, and
the sharp lessons, learned at considerable cost, will prevent them from allowing their enthusiasm to simmer.
EXERCISES FOE THB NERVES
Exercise and exercises aro not necessarily synonymous. Tho word exercise
is much the broader term of tho two,
signifying not merely tho more vigorous forms of muscular exertion, but also
the proper energizing of tho whole muscular system. This latter it is which
is so necessary to maintain tho tone
and elasticity ehractoristie of youth.
There can be no attitude of indifference
in this—a woman is either doing tho
right thing or tho wrong thing with
her muscles.
Consequently it is necessary, in order
to accomplish the desired result, not
only to exereiso wisely ia the commonly
accepted moaning of the term, but also
habitually to stand correctly, to Bit
correctly, to walk correctly, and to work
correctly. If theso particulars are
rightly attended to it will go far in
assuring tho proper exercise of the
muscles.
Incorrectly and carelessly performed,
they may defent the purpose of elaborate and systematic exercise, and ultimately bring about conditions which
actually amount to deformity and act
as a predisposing cause in many diseases.   Furthermore, a not uncommon
in the paper rocently about Miss Amy
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Mrs. A. W. Trucsdoll, aged SO, felt the
need of polishing up a bit in English
poetry, so attended the Summer School
at the University of California. Theso
may be extreme and isolated cases, but
they emphasize the fact that the lack
of ambition rather than the accumulation of years, is the hindrance to continued progress.
TELEGRAM THAT SAVED INDIA
In connection with the Durbnr a
museum of Mogul relics has bcen arranged, which contains, among other
objects, the telegram which illustrates
Montgomery's great saying, "Tho electric telegrauh saved India." This is
the famous telegram despatched by
Brendish on May llth, 1857, which gave
the news of the rebellion to tho north
of India, and enaolcd Lawrence and
Edwardes and Nicholson to tako steps
for the disarmament of regiments on
tho verge of revolt, and to mako those
brilliant arrangements for the relief of
Delhi by which—and probably by which
alono—the Mutiny was crushed out, and
Delhi once more returned to her British
allegiance.
Scotland is growing potatoes for the
export trade. Recently 1,500 tons arrived for New York buyers, paying
duties to the amount of $750.
Ten sailing vessels, each a century
or more old, still are in service ln Denmark's merchant marine.
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V
«
Frustrate
(My Mary Austin)
1 know that 1 am a disappointed woman and thut nobody cares at all about
it, not even Henry; and if anybody
thought of it, it would only be to think
it ridiculous. It is ridiculous, too, with
my waist, and not knowing how to Uo
my hair or anything. 1 look at Henry
sometimes of evenings, when he has
his feet on the fender, and wonder if
ho has the least idea how disappointed
i am. 1 even havo days of wondering
if Henry isn't disappointed, too. Ho
might be disappointed in himself,
which would bo even moro dreadful;
but 1 don't suppose we shall over lind
out about each other, lt Is part of
my disappointment lhat Henry hus
never seemed to want to Und out.
There aro people who think It is
something discreditable to be disappointed; and whatever comes, you must
pretend to like it, and just keep on protending. 1 don't know why. lt must
be that some tilings are right in life
and some others are not, and unless
somebody has fhe courage to speak up
about it, I don't know how wo are ever
to find it out. l don't see, if nobody
else Is hurt by It, why wc shouldn't
have whut we like out of life; und If
there's a wuy of getting or not getting
It, people huvo a right lo know, tiottut*
times 1 think if I'd known u llttlo more,
just a very little .   .   .    !
It all begun. I suppose, in the kind
of people 1 was brought up among.
They'd none of them hud tho kind of
things 1 wanted, so of courso they
couldn't tell me anything about ihe way
to get them, There was my mother.
She liad to work hard, and had never
been anywhere but to a Melhodist conference and once to the capital when
father was,a delegate or something,
and her black silk had been turned
twice; but sho didn't seem the least
disappointed. I think it must hnve
been the way things were between her
and my father. Father died when 1
was sixteen, so 1 couldn't tell much
about it, but I know mother never so
mueh as thought of marrying again.
She was like a person who has had a
full meul, but I—I am Just kind of
hungry, . . always. My mother nev
or tallied to me about hcr relations to
my father. Mothers didn't; it wasn't
thought suitable. I think sometimes,
if she had, il might have made n difference about my marrying Henry.
The trouble wus in the beginning,
that though I knew tho world wus all
full of exciting, interesting things, 1
thought ihey came lo you Just by living. 1 had no idea there wus n particular way you had lo go to work lo
get them. 1 think my peoplo weren't
the kind to muke very nice discriminations about experiences or anything.
They wouldn't have thought one way
of being in love, for instance, was much
better or different from another. They
had everything sort of ticketed off and
done with; such as that all church-
members were happier than unbelievers, and all men naturally more competent and intelligent than their women. Tliey must have known, some of
them, lhat things didn't always work
out that way; but they never let on
about it—anyway, not to us young people. And If'married couples weren'i
happy together, it wasn't considered
decent to speak of it.
1 suppose that was what had got me
to thinking lhat ull the deep und high
and shining things that I had a kind
of instinct went wilh being married
belonged to it naturally, and, when you
had found a suitable man, came along
in thetr proper place without much
thinking. And that was about all 1
knew when Henry proposed to me at
the Odd Fellows' Festival. We were
bolh on the decoration committee, ani;
drove out to the old Lawson place that
afternoon for roses. I remember the
feel of them ngninst my cheek, hot and
sweet, and tbe smell of the syrlnga,
and a great gold-and-black butterfly
thut fled and flitted down tho green
country road, mottled black und gold
with shadows. Things like tbat guve
me a strange kind of excitement, and
yet a kind of loncsomeness, too, so I
didn't mind Henry holding my hand
between *us in the buggy. I thoughi
he must be feeling something of the
same sort, and it didn't seem friendly
to take my hund nway. But I did tako
It away a moment later when he proposed. It turned me kind of cold. Of
Course 1 meant to accept him nfter a
while. I liked him, nnd lie wns what
my folks called suitable; but I seemed
to wnnt u Utile time to think ubout it.
Henry didn't wanl me to think. He
kept hinting, and lhat evening under
tho grape-arbor at the minister's,
Where we liad none to get tho sewing
society's lee-cream freezer, he kissed
me. IM heard about engaged kisses,
but thl;' wasn't anything but Just n
klSS—like when you have been playing drop the handkerchief,   rd always
had a feeling ibat when you had an
engaged kiss something beautiful hap-
petiedi There were times afterward
whin ii almost seemed about to, and
I would want ti»ho kissed again to see
If the next time . . . Henry said
ho wns glad I had turned out to have
nn affectionate disposition.
My family thought I was doing well
In marry Henry. lie had no bad habits
and his people were well-to-do; and
then 1 wasn't particularly pretty or
rich or anything. I had never been very
popular with young men; 1 was too
euger. Not for them, you understand;
bul just living and doing things seemed to me to be such a good gamo. I
suppose It Is difficult for some folks
to understand how you cun bo excited
by the way a shndow falls, or a bird
singing on a wet bough; nnd somehow
young men seemed to get the idea that
the excitement hnd something to do
with them. It made thom feel as if
something wns expected of them; they
sort of pull back from the thing that
Is expected of them just because it ls
expected, I always thought it rather
small, but I suppose they can't help
lt. There was a woman I met at Fair-
shore who explained how that waa;
but I didn't know then, and I was
rather sensitive about lt. Anyway, It
came about that I hadn't many beaux,
and iny mollier was a good deal rellev
co* when 1 settled down lo Henry. And
wo hadn't uny more than got the fur
niiuiv as wo wanted it when I discovered that thero hadn't anything
happened ut ail! Instead of living
wiih my mother, I was jusl living wilh
Henry; I've never done uny thing else.
There aro things nobody ever lolls
young girls ubout marriage. Some'
times 1 think ll is because, if they knew
how to estimate their experience in the
beginning, thero is such a lot they
wouldn't go on with; and when 1 was
married, nobody over thought uf nny
ihlng but lhal you had to go on wllh
it. There wero times when lt seemed
as if all il needed was jusl guing on:
there wus a dizzying point Just nbout
lu bo reached from wliich Henry and
I should really set out for somewher
It took mc fifteen years to realize
that wo hadn't set oul for anything,
and would never got anywhere in pur
tlo u lar.
1 know I tried. Times 1 would ex
plain to Henry what 1 wauled unlll he
seemed lu want ii as much as 1 did
and then we would begin whatever w<
hud to do—ut least 1 would begin—and
then 1 would Ilud out that Henry had
forgotten whut wo wero doing it fur-
like the time we saved lo sel out Hie
south lot in apricots, and Henry bougiit
water-shares with the money, He
said It would be cheaper lo own the
water for lhe apricots; but then we
hadn't anything left lo pay for the
planting, und tho muu who had sold
Henry the shares turned out not to
own them. After a while 1 gave up
saving.
Tho troublo wus, Henry said, I wns
loo kind of simple, lt always seemed
lo ine, if you wanted things, you pick
ed out the ono nearest to you, and
made u murk so you eould keep tub
ou whether you woro getting it or not
and i lien you picked out tho next nearest, und went fur that, und after a
while you had all uf them. But Henry
snid when It came to business it was u
guod deul mure complicated, and you
had to look on all sides of a thing
Henry way strong on looking on all
sides; anybody that' had any kind of
reasonableness could always get over
him, liko that man wllh the water-
shares. That waa when I wus trying
to make myself believe that if we could
get a little money together, we might
be in tilings. 1 had been reading thc
magazines, and 1 know thut tliere wero
big, live things with feelers out ull over
creation, uud if I could just goL the
least little tip uf one. . . . But 1
knew It wasn't muney. When 1 wasn't
luo sick und over-worked and worn
out trying lo keep track uf Henry's
reasons, I knew that the thing I wns
aching for was close beside mo , ,
when I heard tho wind walk on the roof
at night .... or heurd music
playing . . . und 1 would be Irritated with Henry becauso, he couldn't
help mo luy hold of It. lt is ridiculous,
1 know, but tliere were times when
it seemed to me if Henry had been
fatter, it would huve helped some. I
don't moan tu say lhat 1 had wanted
tu marry u fat mun. but Henry hadn't
filled out uny, not like lt seems men
ought to: he just got dry and thinner.
It used to make mo kind of exasperated. Henry wus nlwnys patient with
mo; he thought it wus because I had
n't any children. He wuuld havo liked
children. Su would 1 when I thought
I was tu have une, but I wus dulng my
wn housework, and 1 was never strong.
1 cried about it a good deal at the
Jme; but 1 dou't suppose 1 really want
.*d it very much or I would have adopt
ed une. I will tell you—there aro wo
.nen that want children just for thc
iuke uf having them but thc must of
them want them because there ls a
mun— And the man they want gets
lo hear of It and whenever a woman
Is any way unhappy, they think all she
needs ls a baby. But there's some'
thing else ought to happen first, and
never gave up thinking it was going
to happen; all the time I kept looking
uut, like Sister Anne in thc fairy-talc,
und it seemed to me a great many
times 1 saw dust moving. 1 never understood why wo couldn't do things
right here ut home—big things. There
were those people I'd read about In
Germany—Just plain carpenters and
butchers and their wives—giving passion-plays. They didn't know anything about plays; thoy just felt grateful, and they did something llko they
felt. I spoko to the minister's wlfo abuut
It once—not abuut a passlun-plny, of
course, thnl wouldn't have done; but
about uur just taking hold of something nn if we thought we wero as good
as those Germans—but she didn't seem
tu think we could. She kind of pursed
up her mouth and said, "Well, we must
remember that they hnd ihe advantage
of having lived abroad." It was always like that. You had to have lived
somewhere or been taught or had
things different; you couldn't just atari
right off from whero you were, ll was
all of a piece with Henry's notion of
business; there was always some kind
of queer mlxed-up-ness ubout It thut
I couldn't understand. But still I didn't givo up thinking lhat somehow I
wus going to pull the right string ut
last, and then things would begin tu
happen. Not knowing what it was I
wanted to happen, I couldn't be expected to realize thut it couldn't happen
now on account of my being married
lo Henry. It was at Fulrshore that
I found out,
il was when wo had been married
eighteen years that Aunt Lucy died
and left me ull her property. It wasn't very much, but It was moro than
Henry would ever have, and I Jusl
made up my mind that I was going to
have the good of It, Henry didn't make
any objection, nnd the first thing t did
wns to go down to Fairshore for the
summer. I chose Fairshore because
I had heard nbout all tho authors and
painters being there. You see, when
you never havo any real life excepi
what ynu get from reading, you hove
a kind of feeling that writers aro the
only real own folks you've got. You
even get to thinking sometimes that
maybe, if you had known how to go
about it, you could have written yourself, though perhaps you'd feel that
way about brldge-bulldlng or soldiering, if it wus the only real kind of work
you saw much of. Not that 1 ever
thought I could write; but I'd so mauy
Ideas that wero exactly like what I'd
read that I thought If I could only just
get somebody to write them for me—
But you can't; they've nil gut things
uf their own, Slill, you would think
tho wny they get Inside the people
they writo nbout thnt ihey would be
able to see whnt Is going on Insldo of
you, und be u lilllo kiud.
You see, It hud como over mo that
away deep inside of me tliere was a
really beautiful kind of life, singing,
and burning blue und red nnd gold us
it sung, und there wero days when I
cuuldn't bear to think of it wasting
there und nobody know It.
Not thut Henry didn't take nn Interest In me—his kind of interest—if
I was sick ur hurt, ur seeing lhat 1 had
a cumforlable chair. Bul If 1 should
say to Henry tu lean upon my heart
ami listen to the singing there, he
wuuld have sent for the doctor. Nobody tulks like thut hero in Castro-
ville: only in books 1 thought I hud
heard the peoplo culling tu one another
quietly und apart ovor ull tho world,
like birds wnking In a wood. I've wondered since 1 came buck frum Fair-
shore if peoplo put things in books
because they would like to have them
Hint way.
It is dillicult to tell wlint happened
to me at Kalrshore. lt didn't really
happen—just lho truth of things coming over me ln a slow, acrid dribble.
Sometimes in the night 1 can feel tho
recollection of it ull awash at the bottom of my heart, eold and stale, But
nothing happened. Nobody took any
notice of mo but one woman, Sho
wua ubout tny uge, plain-looking and
rather sad. I'd bc proud to mention
her name; but I've talked about her
a great deal, and, with all my being
so disappointed, it Isn't so bad but li
might be worse If everybody got to
And out about it. She was really a
much greater writer than the rest of
them; but, I um ushamed to say it,
just at first, perhaps because she was
so liitio different from me on .ho uat-
side, and perhaps just becauso sho was
a woman, 1 didn't seem to enre touch
nbmii her, I don't know why I «hould-
n't say tt, but I did want to have something to do willi interesting men. Peoplo ne^m to think that when a woman
is married she has got nil that's coming to hcr; but we're nut very different
from men, and they have to have
things. Tliere are days sometimes
when it seems to mo that nev .r to
have known any kind of men but
Henry and the minister and old man
Truett, who does our milking, wo ild
be more than I could bear. I thought
If I could get to know a man who was
big enough so 1 couldn't walk ull
around him, su to speak—somebody
that 1 could reach and not find the end
of—I shouldn't feel so—so frustrated.
There was a man thero who wrote
things that mude you feel like that—
as if you could tuke hands with him
and go out and rescue shipwrecked
men and head rebellious. And when
I tried to talk to him, I found him
looking at me the way young men used
lo before I married Henry—as if he
thought I wanted something, and It
was rather clever of him not lo give
it tu mo. It was after that that 1 tuok
to sitting with the writor weman. I'd
noticed that though the men seemed
to respect her, and yuu saw them In
corners sometimes reading manuscripts
to her, they never took her to walk, or
to see the moon rise, or the boats come
In. They spent all that on the protly
woman, young and kind of empty-
headed. I'd heard them talk when
they thought I wasn't listening. And
the writer woman sat about with the
other women, und didn't seem to mind
it.
I hoped when people saw me with her
they'd think it was because she was
so famous, and not guess how terrible
lt was to And yourself all at once a
middle-aged woman sitting on a bench,
and all the world going by as If it was
jusl what they expected. It came over
me that here were all the things I had
dreamed about—the great sea roaring
landward, music, quick and gay; looks,
little Incidents—and I wasn't In It; I
wasn't ln it at all.
I suppose tho writer woman must
huve seen how it was with me, but I
thought at first she was talking of herself.
'It's all very wonderful out there,
isn't it?" she suld, looking toward tlio
bluo water nnd the beach shining like
a shell, wllh the other writers and
painters walking up and duwn and
making It into world stuff. "Very
wonderful—when you havo the price
to pay for It!"
"11 Is expensive." 1 was thinking of
the hotel, but 1 saw In a minute she
meant something else.
Tho price you pay," she said, "It isn't being fit to bo In the Great World
or being able to appreciate it when
you're In; It is what you contribute
lo keep other peoplo in, I suppose"
I must have said something aliout
not being able to see whal the kind of
Women Who were in contributed—just
girls and flirty kind or married women.
"It's a kind nf game keeping other
people in," said the writer woman.
"They don't know mueh else, but they
know the game. Wo are, most of us,"
she saiil, "like those matches that will
not light unless they are struck upon
the box: thero Is a particular sort of
person that sets us off. It's a business,
being that sort of person."
If anybody could only learn it—" I
tried to seem only polite.
lt Is the whole art," sho said, "of
putting yourself Into your appearance."
She laughed. "I havo too much waist
for that sort of thing. I have my own
gnme."
I seemed suddeily to want to get
away to my room and think about It.
I know It Is absurd at my ago, but I
lay on tho bed and cried as 1 hadn't
slnco they told me my baby hadn't
lived. For I knew now that all that
beautiful life inside me couldn't be
born either, for I was one who bad to
have help to bo worth anything to my-
elf, and I didn't know the game. I
had never known lt.
Ml the time I had been thinking that
all I needed was to And the right per-
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sou; and now 1 understood that, so fui
as anybody could guess, 1 wasn't the
right person myself. 1 hadn't tho nrt
of putting myself into my nppearance.
I'm shy aboul tulk, and my arms are
too fat, and my skirts have a wny uf
hanging short in front.
I've thought about It a great deal
since. It doesn't seem fair. Nobody
told me about it when 1 was n girl; 1
think nobody tells girls. They just
have to sort of find it out; ami if ihey
don't, nobody cares. All they did tell
me was about being good, and you will
be happy; but It Isn't so. There is a
great deal more to it than that, and It
seems as if people ought to know. 1
think we nre mostly like that in Cas-
troville: we've got powers and capacities 'way down in us, but wc don'l
know anything about getting them out.
We think It is living when we have got
upholstered furniture and a top buggy.
1 know people who think it is worth
while never to have lived ln a house
without a cupola. But all the time we
are not In tho gome. We do not even
know there Is a game.
Sometimes I think. If it would du
mo any good, I could turn in and lenrn
it now. 1 watched them at Fairshore,
and it seemed to me il could be learned. I have wild thoughts sometimes —
sueh thoughts as men have when they
go out and snatch things—but It wouldn't do me any good. Henry's folks
were always long-lived, and there ure
days when 1 am so down lhat I am
glad lo have even Henry. As long ns
people see us going about together they
can't know— I'm rnther looking forward lo nellln^ old now. 1 think perhaps 1 shan't ache so. Bnt I should
like to know how much Henry understands.
WAY OF THE WEASEL
A book by Mi. Thompson-Melon Is
naturally expected to contain some results of a careful observation of animal life and they abound iu these fascinating pages. Mr, Seton'fl most recent book lolls of a trip into tho Fur
North. II will be remembered that
Mr. Seton nnd Mr. Preble
passed through Winnipeg nn lhls
journey. ln his hook, among
mueh else of the kind, we are told lhat
the coyote will become il vegetarian
upon due provocation and the diet
agrees with him. But the lynx, less
adaptable, must have meat or he will
die of hunger while the coyote will keep
himself In good condition upon berries. Here, by tho way, Is n good
story of a weasel:
On that same night we'had a curious adventure with a weasel.
All were sitting around the camp-
fire at bedtime when 1 heard a distinct patter on the leaves. "Something coming," I whispered. All held
still, then nut of the gloom came
bounding a snow-white weasel. Preble
was lying on his baek with his hands
clasped behind his head nnd the weasel
fearlessly jumped on my colleague's
broad chest, and stood peering nbout.
In a flash Preble's right elbow was
down  and  held  the wcnscl prisoner.
his left hand coming to assist. Now,
it Is pretty well known that If you
and a weasel grab each other at the
same lime lie has choice of holds.
"I have got him." said i'reble, then
added feelingly, "but he gut mo first.
Sutfeiing Moses! the Utile cuss Is
grinding his tec tli In deeper."
Tin' multlcd screaming of the small
demon died away as Preble's strung
left baud crushed om his life, but as
long ns there was a spark of It remaining, those desperate jaws were
grinding deeper into his thumb. It
seemed a remarkably long affair tu us,
and from time to time, as Preble let
off sumo fierce ejaculation, une of us
would ask, "Hello! Arc you two still
at It," or "How are you and your
friend these times, Preble'."
lu a few minutes it was over, but
lhat creature in his fury seemed to
have Inspired himself with lockjaw, fur
his teeth were so driven In and double-
locked, that 1 had tu pry the jaws
apart before the hand was free.
Tbe weasel may now be seen in the
American Museum, and Preble In the
Agricultural Department at Washington, the falter nono the worse.
15
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SEED GERMINATION
lt has beon said that the seed of tin
globe turnip when growing Increases
Its own weight fifteen times within n
minute. Thc seed of this turnip Is exceedingly minute, being not larger than
the twentieth part of nn inch In diameter, and yet lu the course of a lew
months the seed will be developed b)
the soil Into twenty-seven million of
times the bulk of the original, and thll
in addition to a considerable bunch of
leu ves.
nn  peat   ground  turnips have  been
found   to  increase  by   growth
limes   the   wejglll   *>t   their  see
day thoy stood.
The funguses offer an Instance
tnarkably rapid growth. Thr
putt ball win attain ibe sleo of a pumpkin In a single nlgbt, and l.lndley eal
ciliated tluit the cells whereof it i>
composed wlll multiply at lhe rate of
80,000,000 a minute.
Many seeds germinate In a very
short period—the cress In two days;
spinach, turnips and kidney beans In
three days; lettuce In four; melons and
gourds in live; most of the grain seed
in a week; hyssop nt tho ond of n
month. But others remain for a very
long period without showing slf;ns of
germination.
HOW TUBERCULOSIS SPREADS
'Sooner or later the tuberculous cow
begins to give off the germs of the disease. Tho germs oscapo by the mouth
and nose, the bowels, in the milk, and
In discharges from lho genital organs.
When the germs are being given off In
any of fhese ways, the disease Is
known ns open tuberculosis.
Germs discharged from the mouth
nnd nose are coughed up from tlu
lungs, and are sprayed over lhe food
In front of thc cow, or ore carried In
thc air for a time until they fall ti
the ground.     Cows ln adjoining stalls
may tako In these germs In the air
they breathe or In the food they eat
and so contract the disease.
Germs discharged from the bowela
are mixed with the manure, and may
infect cattle or hogs thai are allowed
to pick over lhe dung heap. The pruo-
tlce of having hogs and cattle together
in ihe same yard is sure to result in
lho infection of the hogs, if uny of
the cattle are affected. Tiie germs
In the manure como from the mutter
that Is coughed up and swallowed, and
In some cases from tuberculosis In tht
bowels themselves, Manure containing tubercle germs may easily Infect
Ihe milk. Particles of dried manure V
may fall Into tho milk pail from the f
skin uf a dirty cow, ur be accidentally
flicked off from the tall and full Into
tho milk. Straining the milk afterwards ouly removes lhe larger particles. The smaller ones, including the
Kcrms, remain In the milk.
When the udder is tuberculous, the
milk contains the germs In vast numbers. Such milk may look and taste
perfectly good, but, readily transmits
thc disease lo young animals. It Is
very dangerous to children. Hogs and
calves are very readily Infected by IL
COST OF DIRTY EGGS
Wliile lliere tire a few egg producers
who take (lie best eare of tlieir product,
(he avorago farmer considers the egg
produced oa (lie farm a by-product, and
makes very little provision for Iheir
care asuib from gathering them. A
largo hiss is caused by dirty e^s, tlio
number bolng enormous, and according
to the 08 tl ma tO of Secretary  Wilson, of
the Deportment of Agriculture, tins
'money loss to llie fanners in the United
state's amounting to about  $5,000,000
' annually.
!    This' loss   iH   very   largely   brought
about by not gathering the egga ofton
enough,    la  wet   weather  more  dirty
Oggs are found thnn at any Other time.
This is caused by Hie fad that Hie hen's
I feet are often revered with mud oi
jollier   liltli,  and   in   going  on   the   nest
to lay she soils the ce,*:s already in tke
nest.
!   An Insufficient   numbor   nf nesfs is
lofteu llm cnUSo of many of Hie dirty
I eggs found. I'ggs are laid on the
ground and around llie hay nnd straw
; racks, and becoming strained, lire (hissed
as "dirties." Again, when loo many
eggs are ullowed tn remain in a nest,
some are broken, nnd many of tho
others become smeared wllh broken
yolks. Tins condition is often brought
about by allowing the broody liens to
use the snme nests with the layers. Oh
a farm where ono nest fnr every four
liens is provided, and the nests are kept
clean and well bedded, it is found tlmt
very few dirty oggs are produced.
After gathering tlm eggs, care should
be taken not to put them where they
will become heated, or near oil, onions,
ar other vegetables, as tliey readily absorb odors.
Although dirty eggs may bo porfectly
fresh, they invariably sell as "boo-
onds," and whon but n few dirty oggs
aro mixed with an otherwise fresh,
doan lot, thoy materially decrenso tli*
prico of the doan eggs.
IM tltlS M.ASM>K11. ('I'MUr.ia.VN'D
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Tre following extract from  the speech  of   Hon. Mtirtfn
Burrell, Federal Minister of Agriculture,   before the  Toronto I
Canadiiui Cluh, is of much interest to the   Wost  (.'oast amiiT
fairly voices the sentiments of the Conservative party in toe | ,,
matter:
"Oriental immigration is hot only a great question with us in British Columbia; it will hi- the dominant question of the whole empire. It is a question
of ultimate dominance between the Far East ana the
West; of the final supremacy of the yellow or the
white. Remember that we on the Pacific coast are
keeping watch for you in eastern Canada. Wt look
across the water and see untold millions absolutely
and fundamentally different in traditions and ideals,
and in social .structure, and therefore we must ever
be reluctant to open the door to the influx, knowing
well that fusion is impossible and there can be no
hope of assimilating  these people  to  the benefit of
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The endorsement of Hon. SI. Malison's candidacy by the
Cumberland Conservative Cluh Monday evening was a fitting
testimonial and acknowledgement of the services- rendered to
Cumberland by that gentleman. In the new school building,
the isolation hospital, the construction and completion of our
V sewer system, Cumberland has received handsome recognition
at the hands of the conservative government. Messrs. McLeod, Abrams, Carey and Bate, who have at various times
been a delegate to Victoria in tbese matters, each and all testify to the valuable assistance rendered them hy Mr. .Manson.
Not alone has Cumberland benefitted by the services of Mr.
Manson as a tireless representative, but in a large amount ol
road building and various public improvements, other sections! Q^^g PfOmptlV Attend tO
ol the district have benefitted,    In hei. no section of the dis- I *      "
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got in aud do his level best for thein—and he is a man who'
gets things, too,
The Islander predicts his return by   an overwhelming
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would have been absent, it would have beeu simpler to have]
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more certain in results.
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been dissolved there were 39 conservatives, 1 liberal and '_' socialists, which goes to show the growing popularity of the
McBride ministry.
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SAYWARD LAND DISTRICT
Dittriot of Sayward
Take notice that Den Roberta, nf Mew
WuBtminater, ll.C , lumbernian, intenda
ro apply for porinisbintl To puichaae the
following described landa:—
Continent ini! at a poat planted 20
chaina Nnrth of Tiinbir License Ni>. 40780
thence weat l!0 chaina; thenoe north 20
chain*i thenoe weat 20 chaina; thenoe
north JU chaina; thence welt 20 chaina;
thence north 40 chaina: thencs eaat 25
chaina more or leaa to the ahnre of Drew
Passage Calm Channel; thence following
■bote in in a South-eaaterly direction to
pUoe of commencement, coi.taining 200
Mt**.
BEN ROBERTS.
Dated Januaty !J0 h. 11)12
Eiic R Bit-beck, agent.
SAYWARD tANti DISTRIOT, Diatrict uf Sayward:—Take notioe lhat John George
liar Hy of Courtenay, B, C„ occupation
auctioneer, intenda to apply for permia-
i-iun to purchaae the following doioribed
landa:   Commencing at a poat planted at
sing
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TOTAL ASSETS, S26.788.93
WESLEY
WILLARD,
Local Agent
G. m. &STQW
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SILVER NOVELTIES
At Bert Aston s
The "JEWEL BOX."
. . NEXT TO TARBELL'S, . .
Dunsmuir Ave   :::   Cumberland
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Original Owners of this whole townsite. Write
me for information and prospectus. Also some
good reliable lots in Victorin, South Vnncouvor,
and Courtenay.     LOCAL FARM PROPERTY
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New C. P. R. Terminal.
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COQUITLAM   TERMINAL   COMPANY I
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tea   Offices next Royal Hank, COURTENAY, B. C.  ran
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IP NEW EKEID HOTEL
JAMES WALTERS,
PROPRIETOR
SK punier of Tiiiibttr Limit U0.I12 ihence
W 40 chimin; tbenca H 40 ahum*; thence
K 20chttin»: theuce NK lOvtwiiwto point
ul co in men cement nnd containing 110
ttcrei more or leu.
JohnGkorobHahdy
Dnted Jan. 14, 1912. Reginald Uarwitliin
Agent.
bavmard land DISTRICT, Distriot of 8ay-
v.aid - Tako notice tlmt Margaret Oar-
within of Sandwick, It. 0.. occupation
widow, intendi to apply 'or permiiiion
to purchiie the followingdeuribed Undo:
Cum mon'ring at v puat planted ou the
nnrth bai k of Tn-nt lwko aud about one
milu went from the 8W comer of Timber
I limit .'17-170 thenco N 40 chains, thenoe
W 40 dltaius, thence 8 40 chaina to the
north bank of Trout lake; thonce along
tho i.orth I)ink of Trout lako K 40 uhaiuH
to point of cuiiinifnouiuent and containing
ll>0 acres more or lc».
M AlUiAHKT CaHWITHKN
Dated Jun. 11,1012, Hogiuatd Carwithen
Agont
SAYWAUD LAND DtHTRICT
District of Sayward.
Titkciintirtilliutlii-iii'Kt' William Carwithen, nf
Siimlwirk, lt.0.1, occupation Mirpuntor, iuttmi'n lo
apply for penntmton to purchane the fallowing
(l.'scrltn'il lands:—Coirniiinctnjl ata pout plimiwi at
ilu- s.w, comer of Timber Limit iiMS, ihunce wwi
SO chains; thenoe south 40 chntim; thfnce east uo
theuce  south uo chains; LhMioe east in chains
thence north so ulmlns to pt>lnt of lorouifmcetnent.
ami containing 840 item mure «r less-
QROUUB William caiiwithkn
lU'Riimlil Carwlttiun. agent.
Dttlwl January istli, una
SAYWARD UND DtSTUICT
District of Hayward
Take notice that Iltsnrv l.uder Curwlthen, nf
Bandwlck, ll.C, iiccupatinn farmer. Intends to apply for purmlsnion to piirchiuw thd following des-
niiu'.l lancln:-Coiiimonclng at a pnst plantod at
the N W, copier of Timber Limit l»fia. thencenorth
so chains; thence eaat (10 chains; thence south so
chulns; tliunvs weat 00 chains to point of commence
ment, and containing 480 acres more or less.
llK.NRY LltDKR CAHW1TI1KN
Reginald Carwithen, agent.
Dated January 10th, 1012.
SAYWARD LAND DISTRICT
District of Hayward
Take notice that AUKKH JOHS CARWITUt.fi, of
Samlwli-k, B.O., occupation fanner, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following ilea*
crihed lands:—Commencing at a post planted at
t he N. K eorner of Timber Limit 40774, thence non li
40 chains; tlience wrtt 40 chains; thence north 40
ehalna; tlience west 20 chains; thence south 00 chains
tlience east '20 chains; thence south 20 rhains;
thence east 4(1 chains to point of commencement,
-mil containing iH)acres more or less.
Au'kkoJohn CaHWITHKN
Reginald Canvithen, agent.
Dnted January 13th, 1912.
SAYWARD LAND DISTRICT
District ofSaywaait.
Take notlw thai Mahel Hardy, of Conrisnay, B
0,, occti|Mtlon marili'd woman, Intends to apply
for ourmissloli lo pur.'Iuue thfl following dem-rtWil
lands;—Commencing at ft post planted at lhe N.R
loftner of Timber Limit :BHtll, thence south 80
iliftlns; thence east 40 chnins; thence north 90 chains
thence west 40 chains to point of commencement,
ami i-oiitatnlng :t'M acres more or less.
Haul hardy
Reginald Carwithen, agent.
Dated January 14th, 1012.
THE POOREST OF WINES, LIQUOR & BEER
ALSO THE BEST OF CIGARS.
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i'ltki- nolllie t Imt flcrlii-rl HOWAllll llatw. nf l.v
llllllll. Kng., iHTillinlinngentleiwui.llltfmlfl In nplily
for pormfwlnn Us punhftw tha (ollnwinn doarritH-l
IiiikIs; -ColliniHnctnJ'at a pnut ptontcd on tiie north
hunk "f trout Liku a ml nt the !S W corner ot lini
lu-r Limit 87470, tlience north 20 chalm: thence weit
bOchahM;thencosnuth.iothahapk of witd Trout
uikc 211 aliainn; thocct) along hank nt enht Tiollt
lAke Ht«i tut chaina, lo point nf commencement.
mnl niuliilliilill IIH) ucree inure or leiM.
IIKIUIKHT llllWAIlTII llATKS
lintcil lull llth, litis.    ItegliialiU'arwIthen agent
SAVHAlll)I.ANll D1STIHCT
Diittiii-t nt Nayu-nrtl
Take notice lhat l.nui.i Marlon Woniimck, nf
l.nnilnn, Kng.. nirupatlnn alagle wnman. Inlenila to
upply fnr pcuiulieiion to purchaae tho following tic-
mi-1ilicil lamia!— Commencing nt a post planted on
i I.u north bank of Trout Lake, Mid U
miles weat {rom the 8 W out ner of Timber Limit 37470, thenoe north 80 chaina;
thence weat 80 chain,; thenoe touth 80
chaina; thenco eut 80 chains to point of
commencement, and containing 640 acres
more or leu.   Louisa Marion Woodcock
Reginald Carwithen, egent
Datod January llth, 1912.
Ki.yw.id Loid Diatrict.
District of Sayward
Take notioe that (ionnte Robert lVitt-a
nl Courtenay, 11 C, occupation real catato
egent, intenda to apply for permia,aion to
purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a poat planted at the S.
E. oorner nt Timber Limit 40"(>; Ihence
nurth  80 obains; thence east 40 chaina;
thenoe aouth U0 chains; thenco  weat 21)
chains; thence south  20  chains: thence
weat 20 chains, to point  of  commencement, couuiiiini' 300 acres more or leaa.
(isoKoe KoutKT Baths
Reginald Cirwithun, agent.
Dated Jin. 13ib, 1012.
Sayward Lunl Diatrict
Distiict of Siywnnl
Take notio- that Liuisa Sophia Bates,
of Sandwick, H.C, oocupalion,   mart iid
woman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the followiugdeacribnd lands:
Commencing at. a post planted at the N.
E.  corner Timber Limit 40771, thence
north 80 chains; thenoe eaat 20 chains;
thunce south 80 chains; thenoe   west  20
chains to point of  commencement,  and
c attaining IliO acres mnro or less.
Louisa Sophia Uatks
Reginald Carwithen, agent.
Dated J muary 13th, 1012,
Sayward Land Diatrict.
Distrii t of Sayward.
Tako notice that Reginald Carwithen,
of Sandwiok, ll.C , occupation, farmer,
intends to apply for pennisaion to purchase thu following described lauds:—
Commencing at a post planted at. the N.
E. oorner of Timber Limit 40776, tbence
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thenoe south 80 chains; theuce eaat HO
ohains tu point uf cuminencsmuut, and
containing 010 aures more or leas,
RuntNAMi OAiuvnim.v
Dated .iinuaiy 13ih, 11112
Sayward Land District
Distriot of Sayward
Take notioe that Christian Carwithen,
of Sandwiok, B.C., occupation carpenter,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a poat planted at the S.
W, cornor of 1*. It. 2800, thenoe nurth
20 ohains; thenco wo-t 80 cbains; thonce
south 20 chains; theuce east 80 clonus to
point of commencement and containing
100 aores more ur less.
Ciiuistian Cakwitmkn
Reginald Carwithen, agent.
Dated January ISth, 1912.
SAYWARD IASD   DISTRICT,
District of Sayward.
Take notioe that. Margaret Bluhm Cir
withen of Sandwick, B. C, occupation
•ingie woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following de
scribed lands:— Commencing at a post
planted at the most southerly oud of
Cranberry lako, thencE 80chains; thence
S 80 ohains; thence W 40 chaina; thence
along the boundary uf Lot 30, Sayward
Diitrict, iu a general north and weat di
reotion, to a point due south of the p int.
nfenmmei oement, theuce due north 'o
the point of commencement and cm. taining 600 acres more or leu.
Maruarkt Bluiim Carwithks
Dated Jan. 14, 1012. Reginald Carwithen
Agent.
sayward land DISTRIOT, District nf Sny
ward —Take notice that Edith Wilson
of Lytham: Kng., occupation marrid
w man, intends to apply for permission
to pun-hue the fulluwiuii described hinda
Commencing at a post planted about
one-half mile E from south bank of
Trout lake and about ono mile soiuli
from lhe muat northerly end of Trent
lake, thence south 80 chaina thenoe K
40 chains, thonce N 80 chains, thence W
40 chains to puint uf commencement
and cuntnining 320 acres more or less.
EDITH WILSON
Dated Jan. 11, 1012. Reginald Car
withen, Agent.
sayward UND DISTRIOT, Disirict of Sayward.—Take notice that Edith Lacey
Bates uf Lytham, Eng., occupation wid
ow, intenda to apply for permission to
purchuo the following doscribed lands
Commencing at a post planted on the
south bank of Trout laknagd about two
miles from the moat northerly ood of said
lade, thenco E 80 chains, thence N I"
chains, thence south along bank of aaid
lake 8o chains to point of uommencemuiit
and containing 80 acres moro or less.
Enn li Laikv Backs
D>tcd Jan. 11,1012.Reginald Carwithen
Agent.
sayward land district, District of Suy
ward-Take notice that Harriet Jane
Bainbridge of London, England, oocuna
tion single woman, intends to apply for
permission to purchnse the following described lands- Commencing at a pout
planted on the N bank of Trout lake and
about one mile fr in thu most souther!,
end uf said lake thonce along the bank nl
uid lake southerly 80 chains, tounce N H
80 ohains, thence E 40 chaina to point of
commencement and containing 100 aoroi
more or less.
Harriot Jakb BAiBBitiDon
Dated Jan. 11,21,1012.Regiuuld Cnrwith
on, Agent.
Hi
Practical
ainter
Decorator, Paperhanger
and
Kalsomining.
AU Work Promptly
... Attended to...
Residence, Ponrith Avenue
Cumberland,    B. C.
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Ueproaoutill. The (ico. A.  Hotelier Co.,
Naiiaimo, B.C.
Orders left at T. K. Hate's Store promptly
attended to.
E. W. BICKLE
Notary Publio, Conveyancer. Eto.
District agent The Mutuiil Life Assurance
Company of Canada.
Kire Insurance. Accounts collect!d
FOR HAl,K-IIouae,fi rooms, pi ice ?li."i()
l''GR SALE—Houso,  7  rooms,   Piicr,
•1,000.00. Terms cash.
New boose,   including  two  full-slued
lota, price* 1200.
House iu centre of cily, price |12D0cash
Apply, E. W. BICKLE.
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this olHee not later than
10 a. tn. on Thursday.
Mrs. Simula will give lessons nil tlio
piano ut her houae in Jerusalem, formerly
owned by Mr. .tunes Stewart, on and
after Monday, March 4th -until then in
Cuui|i as usual,
I LOVE MY TAMALES,
But Oh,you Meat Pial   AttlmCnm-
berliintl Cnfo.   Tho hest in lown. Tli •
plnce wliere Home umtle Inviid is sold
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Livery ani team work promptly
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ss HOTEL =
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Tlic finest hotel in th<' city.
New Material and
Better Equipment
Means that all work can bo
turned out much more satisfactorily in the purchaser of
good printing, both as regards
punctuality and apponrauce,
We mean that we are prepared
tt> dn all kinds nl* Jul) printing
suoh as Billheads, Letterheads,
Statements, Envelopes, Ladies
nud I lei11 If 11n 'i i's Visiting cards
etc., and all kiuds of Blank and
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ami finish,
THE ISLANDER
PUBLISHING   CO'Y. THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. B.C.
ONE WAY OUT
By WILLIAM CARLETON
Copyright, li'll
[\\y Small, Muynnrd k Co., Inc.
CHAPTER Vll, (Contlnuod.)
Nine Dollars a Week
npHAT'S the way Ruth was. Kvery
JL day after thia she made me
change, aftor I como buek frum
my swim, Into the business suit l wore
when I came down hore, antl wliich
now h.v contrast looked almost 'new.
She oven made me wear a tie with my
flannel shirt, Kvery mornin ff 1 started
out clean Bhaven and with my work
olothes na fresh as though l weye a
contractor myself. 1 objected at ilrst
hceau.se  It seemed  too much  for  her
10 do to wash lhe things every day,
but she Bald ll was a uood deal easier
than washing them once u week. Incidentally thai wus ono of hor own
lillle schemes for saving trouble and
11 seemed Lo me u good one; Instead
of collecting her soiled clothes tor
seven days and then tearing herself
all to pieces wiih a whole hard Core-
noun's work, she washed* a in tlo every
duy. Hy this plan It took her only
about an hour each morning to keep
ull thc linen in the house clean and
sweet. We had Uie root I" dry It nn
und she never ironed anything except
perhaps the tablecloths and handkerchiefs. We had no company to cuter
to und so Ions us we knew things woro
clean that's ull we cared.
We got uround the rock all right.
Jt proved not io be a ledge at ull. 1
myself, however, didn't reeoniplish as
much us 1 did the Ilrst duy, for 1 wns
slower in my movements. On the
other hand, I think 1 improved a Utile
In my handling of the crowbar. At
the noon hour I tried to start a conversation with Anton, but he understood little English und I knew no
Italian, so we didn't go far. As he sat
In a group of his fellow countrymen
laughing and jabbering he made me
feel distinctly like nn outsider. There
were one ur two English-speaking
workmen besides myself, but somehow
they didn't Interest me as much as
these Italians. It may have been my
Imagination but they seemed to me a
decidedly inferior lot. As a rule they
were men who took the job only to
keep themselves from starving nnd
quit ut llie end of u week or two only
to come back when they needed moro
money.
1 must mako .an exception of an
Irishman I will cull Dun Rafferty. He
was a big blue-eyed fellow, full of fun
and light, with a good natured eon-
tempt of the Dagoes, and was a born
leader. I noticed, tho ilrst day, thut
he came nearer being tho boss of the
gang than the foreman, und I suspect
the latter himself noticed it, for he
seemed lo have It ln for Dan. There
never was an especially dirty Job to
be done but what Dan was sent. He
always obeyed but he used to slouch
off witli his big red fist doubled up,
muttering curses thut brought out his
brogue at lis best. Later on be confided in me what ho was going to do
to lhat boss, lf ho had carried out
his threats he would long since have
been electrocuted and 1 would have
lost u good friend. Several times I
thought the two men were coming to
blows but though Dun would have
dearly loved a fight and could hnve
handled a dozen men like the foreman,
he always managed to control himself
in time to avoid It.
"I don't wanter be after losln' mo
job for the dirthy spalpeen," he growled tn me.
But he came near It ln a way he
wasn't looking for later in the week.
It was Friday and half a dozen of us
had been sent down to work on the
second level. It was damp und suffocating down there, fifty feet below
the street. I felt as though I had
gono Into the mines. I didn't like it
but I knew that there was just as
much to ioarn here as above and tbat
it must all be learned eventually. The
sides were braced with heavy timbers
like a mine shaft to prevent the dirt
from fulling in and there wns the con-
stunt danger that in spite of this It
might cave in. We went down by
rough ladders made by nailing strips
of board across two pieces of joist
and the work down there was hack-
breaking and monotonous. We heaved
the dirl inlo a big iron bucket lowered
by the hoisting engine above. It was
heavy, wet soil that weighed like lead.
From the beginning the men complained of headaches and one by one
they crawled up the ladder again for
fresh air. others were sent down but
ot the end of an hour they too re-
treated, Dan and l stuck it oui for
a while.   Then I began to get dizzy
myself. I didn't know whnt the trouble
was- hut when I began to wobble u hit
Dan placed liis hand on my shoulder.
"Betther climb out ..' here," he suld.
■•I'm thfnkin' it's gaa."
Al lini time I didn't know whut
sewer gas was. 1 couldn't smell anything and thought he must be mis-
taken.
"Vnii'd better eome tno," 1 answered,
making for ihe ladder.
Mm wasn't coming but I couldn't get
Up very well Without him so he followed along behind. At#the lup we found
the foreman fighting innd and trying
to spur on another gnng to go down.
They wouldn't move. When he saw
us come  up  he turned upon   Dan.
'Who ordered you out ot there?"
he growled.
"The  pni1,"  answered  Dun,
"Cas be damned," shouted the foreman. "You're a bunch of white liver-
ed cowards—all of you."
I saw Dan double up his fists and
start towards the man. The latter
cheeked him with a command.
"Oo baek down there or you're fired,"
he said to him.
Dan turned r"d. Then 1 saw his
jaws  come  together.
"Begodt" he answered. "You shan't
fire me,  anyhow."
Without another word he started
down the ladder again. I saw the
Italians crowd together to watch him.
By thut time my head was dearer
but my letrs were wenk. I sat down
a moment unrei'tnln whut to do. Then
I heurd someone shot*
"By   God.   he's   right
there   at   the   boltom."
I started towards the ladder bul
someone shoved me baek. Then 1
thought of tiie bucket. It was above
ground and 1 staggered towards ll
gaining strength nt euch step. I Jumped In It und shouted to the engineer
to lower ine. He obeyed from Instinct.
i went down, down, down to whal
seemed like the centre of the earth,
When the bucket struck the ground 1
was dizzy again but I managed lu gol
out, heave tho unconscious Dan In and
pile on lop of him myself. Wben 1
came to( 1 was In an ambulance on
my wuy to tho hospital but by the
lime I had reached the emergency room
1 had laken a grip on myself. I know
lhat if ever liuth hoard of this sho
would never again he comfortable,
Winn tliey took us out I wub able lo
walk a mile. The doctors wanted to
pul me to bed but 1 refused to go.
I sat there for aliout nn hour while
ihoy worked over Dan. When I found
lhat he would be all right by morning
I Insisted upon going oul. I had a bad
headache, but I know lhe fresh air
would drive this away and so It did,
though It left me weak.
one of the hardest day's work I
ever did in iny life was killing time
from then until five o'clock. Of course,
tho papers got hold of it and that gave
me another scare Imt luckily tho nearest they came to my nume was Darlington, so no harm was done. And
tbey didn't come within a mile of getting the real story. When in a later
edition one of Uiem published my
photograph 1 felt absolutely safe for
they hud me In a full beard and thinner than I've ever been ln my life.
When 1 came home at my usual time,
looking a bit white perhaps but otherwise normal enough, the first question
Ruth asked mo wus:
"Whut havo you done with your
dinner pail, Billy?"
Isn't a man always sure to do some
sueh fool thing as that, when he's trying to keep something quiet from his
wife? i had to explain that I had forgotten It and that was enough to excite suspicion at any time. She kept
me uneasy for ten minutes and the
best 1 could do wus to admit finally
that 1 wasn't feeling very well. Whereupon sho made me go to lied and fussed over mo all the evening and worried ull tho next dny.
I reported for work us usual In the
morning and found wo had a new
foreman. It was a relief because I
guess if Dan hadn't knocked down the
other one, someone else would have
done It sooner or later. At that thc
man had taught me something about
sewer gus aiul that is when you betrbi
to feel di-zzy fifty feet below tho street,
it's time io go up the ladder about a.
fast as your wobbly legs will let yo-
even if you don't smell anything.
Hnfferty didn't turn up for two or
three duys. When he did appear It
was with a simple:
■'Mawnin', mon."
It wasn't until several days inter I
l-.arned that tho late foreman had lefl
town nursing a black eye and a cut
on ono cheek such ns might have been
made by a set of red knuckles hacked
by an arm the size of u sm;«ll ham.
On Saturday night of that arst week
I came homo with nine dollars In my
pocket. I'll never be prouder again
than I was when I handed them over
to Hulh. And Ruth will never again
be prouder than sho was wnen, aftei
she bad laid aside three of them for
tho rent and five for current expenses,
she picked out a one-dollar bill and,
crossing lho room, placed It in the
ginger jar. This was a little blue affair In which we had alwaya dropped
whut pennies and nickels we could
spare.
"There's our nest-egg," she announced.
"You don't mean to tell me you're
that much ahead of thc game tho flrst
week ?"
"Look here, Billy," sho answered.
Sho brought out an itemized list of
everything she had bought from last
Monday, Including Sunday's dinner.
I'vo kept that list. Muny of the things
she had bought were not yet used up
but she hud computed the cost of the
amount actually used. Here It Is as 1
copied It off:
Flour, .2f»
Lard, .If.
Cream of tartar and soda. M
Oat meal, .04
Molasses, .05
Sugar. ,13
I'otatoes, .'Ml
Rice, .06
Milk, t.u
Eggs. ,84
Rye   bread.   .10
Sausages, .--
Lettuce, .03
Beans, .Vi
Salt   pork, ,16
Corn  meal,  .00
■ Iraham meal, .on
Duller, .-15
Cheese,  .06
SI in of beef,  .30
Fish, ,22
nil, .28
Soup, .00
Vinegar,  salt and  pepper,  about  .Ofi
Can of corn. .07
Onions. .06
Total,  M.6S
In Ibis account, too, Ruth was llber-
al In her margins. She did belter
thnn this later on. A fuirer estimate
j could have been made at the end ol
the month and a still fairer even than
that, at the end of the yeur. It sounded almost too good to be true but It
was a fact. We had lived, and lived
well on this amount und as yet Ruth
was inexperienced. She hndn't learned all she learned Inter. For the benefit of those who may think we went
hungry I have asked Ruth to write out
the bill of fare for thla week ns nearly
as she ,can remember It. One thing
you must keep In mind Is that of
everything we hnd, we hnd enough.
Neither Ruth, the boy. nor myself ever
left the table or dinner pall unsatis-
Ile's   lying] fled.    Here's what wo had und It was
I better   ihan   it   sounds   for   whatever
Ruth made, she mude well.   I copy il
.is sho wrote lt out:
Tuesday.
Dinner:      baked     potatoes,   griddle
cakes, milk.
Monduy
Breakfast:    oatmeal,    griddle-eakes
wilh  molasses,   cream  of  tartar   biscuits, milk.
Luncheon: for Billy: cold biscuits,
two hard-boiled eggs, bowl of rice,
cold coffee; for Dick and me; culd
biscuits, milk, rice.
Breakfast: baked potatoes, graham
i muffins, oatmeal, milk.
j Luncheon: for lillly: cold muilins,
Dick and me: eold muffins, rlco and
I iwo hard-boiled eggs, rlco, milk; for
| milk.
;    Dinner: boiled potatoes, pork scraps,
1 hut hlsculls,  milk.
Wednesday.
Breakfast: ouimeul, fried potatoes,
warmed over biscuits.
Luncheon! for Billy: cold biscuits,
two hnrd-bolled eggs, bread pudding:
for Dick and me: baked potatoes, cold
biscuits, bread pudding.
Dinner: beof stew with dumplings,
hot biscuits, milk.
Thursday.
Breakfast: fried sausages, baked potatoes, graham  muffins,  milk.
Luncheon: for Billy: cold muilins,
cold suusnge and rice; for Dick'and
me: tho same.
Dinner: warmed over stew, lettuce
hot biscuits,  milk.
Friday.
Breakfast: oatmeal, fried rock cod:
baked potatoes, rye broad, milk.
Luncheon: for Billy: rye bread, potato salud. rice; for Dick und me: tho
same.
Dinner: soup made from stock of
beef, left over fish, boiled potatoes,
rice, milk.
Saturday.
i'.reakl'ast: oatmeal, fried corn mush
With molasses, milk.
Luncheon: for Billy: cold biscuits,
two hard-boiled oggs, cheese, rice; for
Dick and me: German toasl.
Dinner: baked beans, hot biscuits.
Sunday.
Breakfast: baked beans, graham
muffins.
Dinner: boiled potatoes, pork scraps,
canned corn, corn cako, bread pudding.
A word about lhat bread pudding.
Ruth tells me she puts in nn extru
quart of milk and then bakes it all
day when she bakes her beans, stirring it every now and then. I never
knew before how the trick was done
hut it comes out a rich brown and
tastes like plum pudding without raisins. She says that if you put in raisins it tastes exactly like a plum pudding.
So at the end of the flrst week I
found myself with eighty dollars left
over from the old home, one dollar
saved In tho new, all my bills paid,
and Ruth, Dick and myself all fit as
a fiddle.
CHAPTER Vill
Sunday
That first dollar saved was the germ
of a now idea.
It is u further confession of a middle-class mind that in coming down
here I had not looked forward beyond
the immediate present. With tho horror of that last woek still on me I
had considered only the opportunity
I had for earning a livelihood. To bo
sure I had seen no reason why an intelligent man should not in time be
advanced to foreman, and why he
should not then bo able to savo enough
to ward oil' the poorhouso before old
ago came on. But now—with the first
dollar tucked away in the ginger Jar—
1 felt within me the stirring of a new
ambition, and ambition born of this
quick young country into which I had
plunged. Why, in lime, should I not
become the employer? Why should I
not take the initiative in some of these
progressive enterprise? Why should
I not learn this business of contracting and building and some dny contract imd build fm- myself? With that
first dollar saved I w;is already at
heart u capitalist,
I said nothing of 'his fo Ruth. For
six months 1 let the idea grow. If il
did nothing else It added zest lo my
new work. ! shoveled n» though 1
were digging for diamonds, Ji made
me a young man again. It mndo me
u young American ngain. it brought
me oul of bed every morning with
visions; It sent me to sleep at night
wilh  dreams.
Dut I'm running ahead of my story.
I thought I had appreciated Sunday
when It meant a release for one day
from the olliee of the United Woollen,
but as with all the othor things I felt
as though il hnd been but the shadow
and that only now had I found the
substance. In the first place I had
not been able completely to shake the
office in the last few years. I brought
It home with me nnd on Sundays it
furnished half the subject of conversation. Every little Incident, every expression on Morse's face was analyzed in the attempt to see whnt It
courted, for or against, the possible
future raise. Even when out wnlklng
with tho boy the latter was a constant
reminder, It was as though he were
merely a ward of the United Woollen
Company.
But when I put away my shovel at
five o'clock on Snturdny that was the
''tid of my ditch digging. I came
home after that and I was at home
'intll I reported for work on Monday
morning.   There was neither work nor
worry left hanging over. lt meant
complete relaxation—complete rest.
And lhe body, I found, rests beller
than the mind.
Later in my work I didn't experience this so perfectly as 1 now did
because then I accepted new responsl-
bllitlea, bul for the lirst few months
1 lived In lazy content on this one
day. For the most part those who
lived uround me did ull the llmo. On
fair summer days half the population
of lhe liltle square basked In the sun
wllh eyes half closed from morning
until night Tbose who didn't, went
to the neighboring beaches many of
which they could reach for u nickel or
visited such publio buildings as were
open. But wherever they went or
whatever they did, they loafed ubout
fi. And a mun can't truly loaf until
he's dono u hard week's work which
ends with tho weok.
As for us wc had our choice of any
number of pleasant occupations. I
insisted that Ruth should mako the
meals as simple us possible on thut
day and botii the hoy and my sell
helped her about them. Wo always
washed the dishes and swept the Hour.
First of all Ihoro was the roof. 1
early saw the possibility of this much
neglected spot, ll was fiat and had
a fence around it for, il wns meant to
he used for the hanging out of clothes.
lieing a new building, It had been built
a slory higher Hum Us older neighbors
su that we overlooked the other roof:
There was a generous space through
which we saw the harbor. 1 picked
up a strip of old canvas for a trifle
In one of the shore-front junk-shops
which dealt in second-hand ship supplies and arranged it over one corner
llko a canopy. Then I brought home
With me some bits of board that were
left over from tho wood construction
at tho ditch and nailed these together
to mako a rude sort of window box,
It was harder to get dirt than It wus
wood but little by Utile I brought home
enough finally to fill the boxes. ln
these we plnnted radishes and lettuce
and a few flower seeds. Wo had almost as good a garden as wo used to
have In our back yard. At any rate,
it was just as mueh fun to watch the
things grow, und though the lettuce
never amounted to much we actually
raised somo very good radishes. Tho
flowers did woll, too.
(To   be   continued.)
WILD DOGS OF AFRICA
The wild dog of East Africa stands
26 lo 27 Inches high, with good galloping quarters, rut her long but very
muscular logs, with strong feet und
toes; the ears are very largo and erect,
beautifully formed to catch the faintest
sound when working in thick coverts.
Added to this lie has a very keen sense
■ if smell.
Tho juws are wonderfully strong,
with beautiful wliite teeth; they can
break bones which few animals except
the hyena could crack, and the
strength of the hitter's jaws and teeth
are proverbial.
Their mode of hunting is very clever.
Having found and started a buck, some
of the fleetest dogs gallop forward
ahead of the main pack keeping on
either side to prevent the buck turning aud doubling back. As these do;
tire they fall back, and others take
up lho running iu their plnce. When
lln* quarry tires the puck closes in and
ull their energy is devoted to killing
by learlng out the viscera.
Some writers say the pack takes the
form of a crescent when running their
prey, gradually closing in as the game
tires. All agree lhat the short time
taken in running down u buck Is simply marvellous, a quarter of nn hour
being the estimated lime in hunting,
killing and consuming the buck under
ordinary circumstances.
The wild dog is not at all fastidious
ns to what food he shall tuke, but he
levies loll on any sort of buck or antelope lie finds handy, Gnu. sable und
waterbuck are said to bc Ills favorite food, but ho has heen known to
pull down a buffalo when pressed for
food. Needless to say, when attacking a powerful animal like this some
of the dogs meet with a sudden death,
and these aro consumed by the surviving memberH. They always seem ravenous for food and their appetites
nearly lnsutiuble. There does not
seem to be any record of their having
uttacked a white man.
The Cape hunting dog Is sometimes
culled the hyena dog on account of his
likeness to the hyena. The likeness,
however, Is only superficial, and the
fact that he runs down and kills his
prey In a sporting manner entitles him
to a small share of our respect which
a scavenger like the hyena eould never
command.
Packs range from fifteen to forty In
number. The note is bell-like and
rather musical. One writer, Sir Aid
drew Smith, likens it to u "Ho-ho-ho-
ho" sound, tending to run one Inlo the
other. II is a moot point as to whether they ever bark in the ordinary
way.
The Cape huntlns dog seems incapable of thorough domestication. Thev
have been erossed with other dogs, hut
th ' result has never been satisfactory;
the young retain the treacherous nn-
lure of the wild parent. The hunting
dog Is numerous In East Africa, and
most sporting parties account for n
few.
LONG RANGE REVOLVERS
The revolver Is a very deadly weapon for quick work at close range. The
layman Idea of getting its best results
is to empty the chambers of the cylinder In tho shortest possible time. Till
very recently It has not been regarded
an accurate or effective long-range
gun. Several Influences have been at
work. The break-up of the open cattle ranges and the development of the
standing army, with more Interest in
target practice, have Impressed the
manufacturers of revolvers. The frontier models made to stand constant
hard use In all kinds of weather, dc
not admit accuracy in long-range work.
The sights are course and rigid. Thiols the cowboy's revolver; the army offl
cer's model is on a different pattern
It Is of finer workmanship, a more delicate weapon and more accurate fni
dellhornte work. A "caterpillar" bear1
forward sight and an adjustable rem
U surmount the barrel.     Under fav
orable weather conditions, it will hit
where it ls held and ts comparatively
accurate up to 300 yards.
WOMAN'S CREDULITY
Oh, wonderful credulity of woman,
thut strains at a gnat uud swallows u
cameK Of ull her attributes, none is
more inconsistent on tbe surface, more
consistent when submitted to deeper
und accurate analysis.
Mon are Just as credulous as women,
but It Is in n different field. Tho remarkable thing about lt all Is that each
sex Is most credulous in thut sphere
which Is supposed lo be peculiarly Us
own. Men ure more credulous in business, women in sentiment.
Tell a woman you love her and think
her lhe most beautiful and wonderful
Creature in the world, and with childlike simplicity sho believes you im-
pllclty. Then she hands over her bankbook and real-estate deeds. A Woman
can tell a man ull day that sho Is consumed by a devouring passion for him,
but only In Isolated cases han the man
rushed to the proper authorities to put
his property In her name.
(Mi lhe other hand, perpetual-motion
machines, cold motors, gold from sou-
hubbies, and green-goods schemes of
all kinds are liberally supported by a
large masculine following, a thousand
cases of successful swindling In whleh
love has not heen a factor, chosen ut
random from the police records, show
a percentage of ubout five in whloh
women have been tho victims.
A woman longs to think that some-
oiio loves her and considers her desirable. A man dreams of sudden
wealth with little effort.
Perhaps another reason for the different points of vulnerability In the
sexes is that imagination is absolutely
necessary lo credulity. A woman does
not. possess the amount of Imaginulion
In regard to business thnt a man does.
As a rule, a woman has lo deal wllh
such small sums of money, and there
are such strings on that, that sho Is
uot apt to indulge ln riotous dreams
about It. She ts naturally slow In
speculating with it or risking it even
for the hope of doubling It many times.
When a woman is victimised sho usually risks her money nol for the purpose of gain, but to show her complete
confidence and trust in the person she
loves.
The ralson d'etre of credulity Is that
It Increases .activity. Someone concocts n scheme to appeal to another
man's credulity; the possessor of that
quality enters Into it; various trnnsne-
llons are carried forth, affording considerable revenue and work to numerous parlies, after wliich n reconstructive procoss sets In. occasionally willi
fhe aid of the law.
Thus there has been quite a salutary
little flurry in the business world.
Wll hout credulity there would huve
been only stagnation.
In woman's world without credulity
lhe same state would ensue. There
would be no marriages. Romance
would go out of existence. If women
weren't willing to take men on faith,
they  wouldn't   take  them   at  all.
In fact, woman's credulity plays its
most active part when she is ubout
to mnko the most Important contract
of her whole life. Compnrutlvely few
men are victimized through marriage.
Even a smaller number ure inveigled
into bigamous marriages.
Of course, there are other reasons
why men are more successful us bigamists than women. A man can establish himself in a community and build
up a circle of ucquaintances much more
quiokly than a woman. Also, for economic reasons, a. mun is warier about
entering the matrimonial state.
Man's method of attack Is so much
more direct and speedy whon he so
desires than any lure even the most
seductive adventuress can displny, that
he can court nnd marry ten women
in the time that it takes a woman to
cajole a solitary man.
A man can make the proposition
direct and persuade a womon to acquiesce with his plans, A woman labors under lhe disadvantage of having
to work circuitously.
Still, there is something amuzing in
the career of several of the bigamists
whose records of fifty or seventy
wives each have startled the public
within the last ten years. In no case
wero the criminals men of good looks,
fascinating manners, or an inviting
taste in dress.
They jumped from city to city without credentials, using the flimsiest of
misrepresentations, yot they Invariably
passed muster.
Why a woman with money enough
to bc Independent—these mon never
trifle with dependent ones—will rush
into matrimony wilh an utter stranger
and entrust him with her money Is
something quite beyond the comprehension of the ordinary man. Yet in
the case of Johunii Hoeh, the famous
bigamist and -murderer, ho proposed
marriage and was accepted the day
after one wife died—and the prospective brldo was lhe sister of tho dead
woman.
One ease that Illustrates the remarkable gullibility of women in this respect Is exemplified h.v lhe success of
a bogus "Lord BllOltO Douglass" whom
tint law hailed several years ugo, Although handicapped by a wart over
the eyo nnd a limp, ull he hnd to do
was to go into a town nnd announce,
"I am Lord Bholto Douglass," nnd Immediately one of lhe village's best-
fixed widows or belles joined him in the
holy stato of matrimony,    ,
Ono of thc amusing features of
"Lord Sholto Douglass'" assumption
of nobility is that he picked out one
of the best-known names In tho wholo
list of the titled and landed gentry of
Grent Britain. The real Lord Douglass
hud hnd a picturesque nnd wclt-ex-
ploltcd career In America, und It seemed incredible that the general rending
public should not have been informed
Hint he was a married man, aa his
marriage to a concert-hall singer ln
California had filled many columns at
the time of Its occurrence.
Two other men who practised multitudinous matrimony with a title as
he lure, and no othor proofs than their
•nere say-so, were "Lord Walter S
Hereford" and "Lord Barrlngton,"
whose victims numbered a score. Th*
actlcs of all wero the same—to assurm
i languid air and a supposedly EngllBh
iccent—to   don   spats,   a  monocle,   a
stick, and curry a bulldog pipe and a
bag of coarse shag—to translate all
American money Into Its corresponding English equivalent—to make use
of certain phrases and slang that novelists have declared characteristic of
lhe English nobility—these were usually sullielent to establish tho pretender's claim as effectually as would letters-patent,
ln consideration of tho case with
which such pretensions cnn be Investigated, the curelessness of women in
ucecpling these bogus lords ls astounding. Almost all public libraries havo
a copy of the British peerage, from
which one can ut least lenrn whether
the title lu question really exists and
whnt lhe ngo of the holder is, "Whlta-
ker's Alumunnc" Is not dillicult to got
hold of, and, lacking both, lhe British
consuls tiro always within easy roach
by  mnn.
Many bigamists who muke a business of marrying nnd nftorward fleecing their dupes depend largely on
matrimonial agencies for their victims.
In spite of this, such a concern Is almost sure to do a laud-office business
If not Interfered wllh by tho pontu.1
authorities,
POTASH FROM SEA KELP
Tho United States possesses the lnrg-
est phosphate fields in tlio world, nnd
not only supplies ul) that, is required
for homo consumption, but also exports
large quantities to foreign countries.
All of iin1 potash, however, required for
our fertilizers is imported from Germany, the aumin! importation liemg
about $15,000)000, Germany has shown
a disposition to limit tho amount sent
to America, and, us the use of fertilizers is increasing rapidly, the nood for
a home supply becomes overy year
more apparent,
A recent report shows that tlio United
States Depnrtment of Agriculture has
been successful in its search, nud that
country may shortly not only be ablo
to supply its own needs of potash nulls,
but even possibly export to foreign
markets. A few difficulties of an engineering character arc still to be overcome, but they nro not of n serious
nature. A new industry will bo established, and if tho by-products are
wisely used, many millions per annum
should bu added to the wealth of tins
country.
The Depnrtment. experts have cover
od a wide range in their investigation.
Some of the desert basiiiH were examined; brines and tho, mother liquors
from salt wells wore tested, and experiments have been carried on with the
object of extracting potash from silicate rocks, and minerals, such us nluu-
itc, which contain it. The work is still
under way, and potash in limited
amounts undoubtedly will bo derived
from Bome of thoso sources. Up to tho
present, none of them give promise of
satisfying the country's needs.
But in the giant Kelps of the Pacific
Coast a satisfactory source of potash
has been found. Tho kelp groves nlong
less than one-fourth of tho coast lino
have been mapped, nnd yot theso should
yield from two to three times us mueh
pota&h us tho present importations.
Theso sou woods are able to extract, by
selective absorption, tho potash sails
from the son water, and, on drying,
theso suits are very 1; rgely exuded on
the surface. The dried plants contain
from 1!5 to <ln por cent, of thoir weight
of potassium chloride, uud tho luttor
onn vory readily be extracted, The
kelps also contain iodine, nnd many
other by-products can bo obtained from
them. It is possible that these by-products will moro than pay tho manufacturing expenses, leaving tho potassium
chloride free from cost. The Japanese
huvo already shown considerable ingenuity in working up those by-products. Not only do they use some of
the waste material for cuttle food, but
tho Japanese themselves use it ns a
staple article of diet. Glue, shellac,
paper and other useful products can
also bo mnde.
Some of tho Pncific groves are five
miles long umi two miles wide, aud the
growth in theso groves is exceedingly
dense. The two principal species that
would be available ore Nereocystis luct
keann, in ,the north, and Mncrocystis
pyrifcra, in the south. Both theso
plants roach a length of 100 feet or
more, and grow in strong tideways or
whoro they aro exposed to the full
force of the open sea. All of the
groves aro within tho three-mile limit,
and should bo easily harvested. The
heaviest groves are south of Point Sur,
but large ones extend ns far north as
Seattle. If properly harvested nnd protected, these groves will yield nn annual harvest indefinitely; it is even
possible thnt, in tho case of Mncrocystis two such harvests may be obtnined.
On a conservative basis, upwards of n
million tons of potassium chloride,
worth nearly $-10,000,000, should be obtnined ench yonr. No estimate cnn be
givon nt Uio present, time of tho value
of the by products.
TALK TO YOUR HORSE
Talk to your horse und teach him
to obey your Voice as well as the reins.
This may provo valuable if, as sometimes happens, the Hues break or become unbuckled, Bolides, the horse
likes the sociability of It. fie easily
learns n dozen or more words, but be
careful to use lhom only for exactly
what you mean. For Instance, "whoa"
means to stop at once und stand perfectly still; "get up" to go straight
ahead nnd at onco; "back" to stop
backward; "easy," or "steudy," to slow
up. Theso words the horse readily
learns and takes kindly to. "Walk"
means to change nt once to u walk;
and "all right," spoken in a calm, reassuring tone, means "don't be afraid,
that won't hurt you," nnd It Is wonderful to see what a calming effect It
hns. Speak firmly, but not sharply
to the horses, for they nre, nervous
creatures. Talking to your horse will
make him more Intelligent and more
friendly.
SWEET-SOUNDING BELLS
The soft and smooth tone of the
belts In use at temptos nnd monasteries
In China and Japan has often been remarked. The quality of tone Is due,
not only to the use of excellent material, but also to the absence of iron
clappers. Tho bells are never swung,
but are always suspended In a fixed
frame, and are sounded by striking
them on the outer edge wtth a wooden mallet.
1_m_mmm
■■■■ THE ISLANDER. C0MBE1UiANT>, T< r
%\
BEST CURE FOR SKIN SORES
18 ZAM-BUK
An Illustration of the way In which
Zam-Buk cures evon the most serious
and chronic cast-s ot ulcers, eruptions
and sores is provided by Mr. R. H.
Barker, of Glencalrn. Ont.   Ho Bays:
"I would not have believed that any
remedy could curo so quickly, and nl
the same time so effectively, as Zam-
Buk cured mo.
"My face becamo covered with a
kind of rash, which Itched and Irritated. Thla rash then turned to sores.
which discharged freely and began to
spaead. I flrst tried one thing and
then another, but nothing seemed to
do me any good, and the eruption got
worse and worse, until my faco was
Just covered with running sores.
"Apnrt from tho pain (which was
vory bad), my face was such a terrible sight that I was not lit to go
out. This wiu my state whon Bome
one advised me to try Zam-Buk. 1
got a supply, and, marvelous as it
may sound, within llttlo under a
month evory soro on my face was
healod. 1 was so amazed that I have
told the fai-ls to snvoral persons, and
I have no objection to your stilting my
experience for the bonoflt of other
suBferers."
Zam-Uuk la purely herbal In composition, and Is the Ideal halm for
babies and young ohlldron, for whose
tender skin coarse ointments ure so
dangerous. Zam-Buk Is a sure curo
for oold soros, chapped hands, frost
bite, blood-poison, varicose sores,
piles, scalp sores, ringworm, Inflamed
patches, babies' eruptions and chapped
places, cuts, burns, bruises und skin
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They were placed In a pot of snow antl
frozen earth. On tho coldest day of
the following January the miraculous
llowor burst through Its ley covering,
and displayed Its beauties to tho wondering spectators,
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ONE of the funniest storlea from
the land of the fiords la un undent lule whose purpose la to illustrate the mental levity of women.
This tale relates that there was a certain man named Jacob, whose wife,
Allda, was blessed with a plentiful
lack of wits. They had some marketing to do, and, as Jacob wus busy, All-
da suld she would go. So Jacob told
her: "Mind well, goodwlfe, you are to
sell the cow und the hen; the cow for
fifty crowns, and the hen for fifty
pence; and, mind you, not a penny
loss!"
So Allda went along the road to
market, carrying the hen and driving
tho cow; and, as she went, she kept
saying to herself, "The cow and the
hen, the cow and the hen; llfty crowns
and fifty pence; the cuw und the hon!"
And presently, from saying It too often, she gut confused, and said: "Fifty
pence und fifty crowns for tho cow
uud tho hen!" And then she begun
to say, "Fifty pence for tho cow, und
llfty crowns for the hen!"
Tho butcher wus going along thc
roud, and he heard her, and said he
would take the cow at hor price, and
so he guve her tho fifty pence nnd took
the cow, und tho goodwlfe went on to
market with the hen, Itut when she
came to tho market, nobody would
givo hcr tlfty crowns for the hen, su
Bho wus sorrowful. And ut last she
went to thc butcher and told him, as
lie had taken the cow, he should take
the hen loo. So ho snid he would seo
about It, and asked her to come in,
und put food of the best before her,
and gave her Btrong waters to drink,
ho that presently the goodwlfe was
snoring. Then he daubed her with tar,
and rolled hor In feathers, and set her
out on the roadside. When she awoke
It was In the chill of- tho morning,
and she rubbed her eyes and lookod
fur the fifty crowns she wus to get for
the cow nnd tho fifty penco she was
to gel for tho hen; hut she could find
none of lt, but only the feathers all
over her, whero the butcher had daubed her.
Well, the goodwlfe was perplexed.
"Am I me," she said, "or um I not
ine? And If I'm not me, then who can
1 be?" So sho thought perhaps she
was a big bird, and not herself at all.
"Well," she said, "I'll go home, nnd
If the dog licks my hand, then I nm
mc; but if he barks nt me, then I am
a bird, and not mo at all!"
So she wont home, and indeed the
dog begun to burk and to howl; so she
knew she was a bird .nnd not horself
ut all; so sho must go up on tho roof
nud try to fly. The goodman saw her,
and indeed he, too, thought she was
a bird, and got his gun, und would
have shot at her, but sho cried out:
"Oh, goodman! don't shoot me, oven
If I'm somebody else!" So ho came up
oil the roof, and she told him ull that
had happened. Then the goodman
spat nnd swore, so disheartened was
he, and he said he would take all,
whatever money he had In the house,
und go forth, and never return until he
had found three women who were us
big fools us his wife. Then he would
return.
So ho took what he could tuke and
went. And as he went along the road,
o aud behold, there wus u new houso
built by the roadside, and a woman
running In und out of it. She had u
sieve ln her bund, and she would come
out, und then whip lier apron over the
sieve and then run back again Into the
house. So Jacob watched her, nnd
then he asked her whut sho was doing.
"I am trying," she said, "to catch
some sunshine to take Into my house;
for my house Is dark for lack of sunshine. In my old hut there was plenty,
but in my new house, for ull It Is flno
and beautiful, there Is no sunshine. And
Indeed I would givo a hundred crowns
to the mun that would bring mc in
some sunshine!"
Then Jacob looked at her and raised
his eyebrows. Then he thought und
suld to the womnn:
"Goodwlfe, If you give mo an axe
I'll bring you some sunshine!" So she
got him an nxe, nnd he cut windows In
her house, till the sun streamed in, for
the builder hud forgotten them. And
the good woman wns joyful and clapped her hands uud gave hiin a kiss,
which he liked, and the hundred
crowns, which he liked still moro.
"There's one!" he cried, nnd went on
along the road. And It was not long
till he came to a place where thero was
it terrible yelling und howling, and he
saw a woman with a club, such us
washerwomen use to hout tho linen at
the stream, and there wuh u mui) thore
with his heud covered, und sho wus
beating him over the hend and ho wus
yelling and crying out thai she was
murdering him.
Sti Jacob went up and utopped her.
"What uro you doing'.'" suld he.
"Trying to get my goodman'fl whirl
on!" said she. "I'VO sewn hiin it now
shirt, but he can't get his heud through
it, und so I'm trying to drive it through
With a club!" And Jacob looked, nnd
suro enough the goodwlfe had forgotten to put any neck In the shirt, so
her goodman could not get his heud
through. And both of them woro crying, sho for despite, nnd he for the
heating sho had given him, trying to
put on tho shirt.
"I would glvo a hundred crowns,"
cried the goodwlfe, "If anyone would
show me how to put on the shirt!"
So Jacob said he would do it, and
he took tho shears and cut a silt in the
shirt for the neck, and so it went on
cosily enough. And tho goodwifo
laughed and rejoiced, and gave him
thc hundred crowns.   But the goodman
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only rubbed his head and blinked his
eyes.
"That makes two!" said Jacob, and
went on his way. And presently he
came to a house und went in, and the
old woman wus deaf, so that she could
not well hear what he said.
"Where are you from?" asked she.
"1 am from Elverum," said he.
"From hoaven?" said she, not rightly hearing him; "thon you muy have
met my husband Petor; the Becond, 1
menu, for I huve been married three
timos, and each of my men has been
called Peter to his name. The first
beat me, so he doesn't count; the third
is still alive, ho he doosn't count; so I
am asking about the second, who wus
a good man, und surely went up."
Jacob thought awhile, anu laughed
In his sleeve, for ull that he was disheartened to find a womnn so foolish.
Ves, ho said, ho camo from heaven;
but he could not rightly say whether
the Peter he knew thero was her hus-
bnnd or no. Uut ho was Boon going
baok again, und ho would find nut.
The man ho knew in heuven wns a
good mun, but poor, with nover a
stitch to his back, nor a silver crown
In his pouch, but u good mun, nnd a
kindly withal. Then tho old woman
began a-weeping and a-walling, und
suld thut wus tho living description of
her own lost Peter, not counting the
Ilrst one, who was bud, and had gone
elsewhere; nnd would he kindly take
her Peter something when ho went
back.
Yes, he would. And so the old woman wont up to thc garret, and gathered good clothes that her Petor hud loft,
and u box of silver for him, and gave
them to Jacob, with a cart to carry
them, und u horse to draw the curt.
So he went away again toward his
home. "Thnt makes three!" he snld,
us he laughed in his sleeve, even
though he wus disheartened at tho
foolishness of women.
Then the third husband, ho that was
still living, and wns nlso Peter, saw
u muu driving his curt away, and ran
into the house, and asked the old wife
what It was. So sho told him, and
that lie wns taking the things bnck to
heaven for her second man. Thon tho
third Peter wns wroth, and took horso
and pursued. But Jacob, hearing him,
turned Into the wood, and hid the horse
and cart. And he plucked a wisp of
hair from the horse's tail, and stuck
it in a birch-tree on a hillock In the
wood.
No sooner was this done than the
third Peter was after him, and he
found Jacob lying flat on his buck and
gazing up Into the sky.
"There it goes." says Jacob, "tho
horse and thc cart, tip through the
clouds to the door of heaven!" and
with that ho showed tho horse-hair
on the birch, where tho curt nnd horse
had passed, on thetr way upward. And
Peter the third was much astounded,
and he, too, Would see. So Jacob bade
lum also lie on his back, and look up
steadily, till his eyos got used to It,
and he would see the horse and eart
ln the clouds.
So thero he lay, and Jacob wus off
with the curt und the horse, und ho
took, too, the horso thut Petor had
come on, gulloplng after him. And
When he came liome he was well content, for hnd he not the two horses
and thc curt nnd two hundred crowns
and the clothes for Peter that was in
heaven? And us he came to the houso
ho saw the Held was plowed; so lie
asked his wife Allda wbat thut meant.
"I have always heard," said she,
"thnt what you sow you reap, with
good measure udded. So I havo had
the field plowed, and huve sown salt
In It, and If ouly we have rain enough
I expect lo reap many a bushel!"
Then Jacob was angry und disheartened  at  her foolishness.
"But," said ho, "there is no help for
It, since all womankind are even such
as you!"
Hore is another tule abuut an animal
with no tall, to wit, Brother Babbit;
a tale whleh might well have come
from Georgia and Uncle Kemus, but
which has come, in faet, from tlic land
of tho Vikings.
Onco upon a time, says the fule,
there was a Rabbit who was frisking
up umi down under the greenwood-
tree. "Hooray! Hooray!" he cried,
"Hip, hip, hooray!" and lie leaped nnd
Sprang, and then threw a somersault
ami stood on his hind-legs, Just then
Brother Fox came slipping by.
"Good duy! good day! Brother Fox!"
oHod lhe Rabbit; "1 am so merry, for
ynu must know thut I wns married this
morning!"
"l.ncky fellow, you!" said Brother
Fox.
"Not so lucky after all!" said the
Rabbit, "for she was 100 ready wllh
hcr lists; a regular old witch 1 got lo
wife!"
"Unlucky you are!" said tho Fox.
"Oh. not ho unlucky cither!" said tbe
Rabblti und he danced again; "for she
was nu heiress; she hud a house of her
own!"
"Why, then, you nro lucky, afier all!"
said  lbo Fox.
"Woll, no, not so very lucky!" said
the Rabbit, "for tho houso caught Are
and was burned up, and with it everything wc possessed!"
"Why, then, you are unlucky!" suld
the Fox.
"Oh, not so unlucky!" snld tho Rabbit, "for my witch of a wife was burned up too!"
In the Scandinavian tongues thoro
nre many good tales of tho youngest
son, who against all handicaps of ago
and Ill-favor, rubs It all over his elder
brothers. Ho is a kind of masculine
Cinderella, and hits Cinderella's astonishing tuck, too. Generally, his
good fortune turns on an act of kindness dono to an old witch in distress,
who turns out to be a fairy godmother,
and gives him a wish or some magical
Yarns of the Youngest Son relates
that the two Wider Brothers had gone,
us always, to the king's court to make
their fortunes. The king Bet them
each in turn to herd his hureB, wilh
the condition that, if none of the hares
were lost, lhe princess would bestow
her hund on the lucky herdsman; but
If even one were missing In the evening, the culprit Bhould have a slice cut
from hla buck, and salt rubbed in till
he howled.
As wus to be expected, the two Elder Brothers came to grief, and the
king, with many expressions of regret,
carved them according to agreement
Then came the Youngest Son who, as
wo expected, had met the fairy godmother, well disguised ns a witch, and
had received from her, in return for
kindness, a fairy pipe, which had the
virtue thnt if you blew into one end
things would scatter and tly, but if
you blew Into tho other they would
run together again ns quick as quicksilver, So tho hares woro magically
herded, and tho king, lugubriously
whetting hla knifo each day, wus
doomed each evening lo disappointment. Then thc whole court Intrigued,
und tho king sent the princess to spy
on lilm, und, when she hud discovered
the secret of the magic pipe, lho king
bado her purchase lt at any cost. So
sho gave mun&vrowns und more kiBses
for the pipe, and set off homo with It;
but It had this virtue, thut If tho lawful owner loat it he hud only to wish
lt back again and it would come. So
the princess discovered that tbe pipe
was gone, nnd the hares were well
herded onee more. Next tho queen
tried, giving muny kisses und crowns;
and then fhe king, giving his own
white steed, but all to no purpose. Tho
plpo went back to the Youngest Son
At this tho king was spiteful and
wroth, and suid the Youngest Son was
u wizard, nnd must lose his life unless
he could He the great brewing-vat full
of lies, so that it ran over. Then ho
might keep his lifo.
Thut was neither a long nor a peril
ous piece of Work. The Youngest Son
could do that. So ho began to tell the
whole tule just us it bud happened,
und how the old witch gave him the
pipe. And thon ho went on to sny,
"Well, but I must lie faster, if the vnt
Is to be full." So ho wont on, and told
how tho princess came, and gave him
muny dollars for the pipe, and many
kisses, away thore in the wood. Then
he stopped nnd said, "I must lie faster,
if ever tho vat is to be full." So he
told of the queen, and how she hud
tried to get the pipe, und of tho money
she hud given him, and thc kisses too.
And the queen got white and the king
got red when he heard it, but the
Youngest Son said, "I must llo hard to
got tho vat full."
But thc queen said, "For my part,
I think it's pretty full already."
"No! no! It Isn't," cried the king.
So tho Youngest Son went on and
told how the king had come after the
pipe In his turn, and was going to tel!
ubout all the tricks the king had tried
oh him to get the pipe: "if the vat is
to be full I musl lie hnrd!" ho said.
But the king got redder nnd redder,
because he wus ashamed of tho tricks
he hud tried on him to get the pipe,
and afraid thai the court would mock
blm, so the king cried out: "Hold!
hold! The vat is full to the brim!
Don't you see how the lies are pouring
over?"
So tho Youngest Son got the princess
for his wife, and half the kingdom.
There wns no help for It.
"Thut was something of a pipe!"
said the Youngest Sou.
Under such conditions we all like
fruit and should eut It In the serene
onfldence that the thing you liko in
the wuy of food is the thing you need.
ln satisfying our natural appetite
for fruit, if we use such fruits us nre
well matured, juicy, and tine flavored,
wo reach the highest form of palate,
or taste pleasure with the best possible
digestive effect.
Our ordinary fruits contain tho following substances or compounds in
greater or less proportions: water,
sugar, acids, oils and ether, protoidn,
pertoae, colluloao or vogetable fibre, ash
or minora) salts. These substances aro
all essential constituents of a perfect
and well-rounded out diet for our boil
While tho actual nutrient valuo of
fruit is not high, its dietetic value is
vory great.
Tho two qualities which most serve
to render fruit wholesome, nro thoir
acid juiciness nnd flavor. Tho juico
iB largely water, hut it contains thu
sugar and acid of tho fruit, and if these
uro present in largo quantities and in
tho right proportions, the fruit juice
is agreeablu and refreshing.
Flavor also adds to tho quality of tho
fruit. The lluvor of fruit is due in
pnrt to tho acids nml sugar they contain, but more largely to the volatile
oils and ethers. Fruit ticida and others,
when tnken into tho body, havo a tendency to lower the temperature of tho
blood, und thus correct or ulluy any
slight foverishness that muy exist.
They also tend to keep tho organs of
secretion, like tho liver and kidneys,
normally activo.
Thc pOCtOSfl and cellulose of fruit correct a tendency to constipation, and
signally uid in keeping the whole digestive tract in open and healthy condition.
Again, if children wero given freo
access to fruit, thoro would bo loss indigestion or bowel troublo, ns the free
iciils of fruit arc highly antisoptic, aud
tend to prevent disease gonna from
finding a lodgment and developing in
our systems. As to what kinds or how
much fruit wo should cat, there is only
this answer: Eat the kind of fruit you
like and can hest. afford, and oat just
ns much as your conscience and good
judgment will allow you.
When to cat fruit is a personal quos*
Mon, and tho following general advico
mny bo of service: Fruit Bhould bo
eaten when you eut other food. Although fruit is ensily digested, it is not
wise to be constantly and frequently
putting into your stomach food of any
sort. By this practice the strongest
stomach mny be ruined nnd refuse to
tako the best of food. When fruit is
euten before breakfast, sny an orange
or apple, it cleanses the stomach and its
cooling nnd laxative effect is likely to
be at its maximum. Fruit is nn excellent thing to bo taken with tho mid-day
lunch. One or two slices of bread taken
with an apple is better than three with- j
out an apple. Fruit, of any sort eaten
after dinner adds largely to tho pleasure of the palate, while adding livtlo
to the tux upon the digestive organs
which nre more likely to be overtaxed
when thero is no fruit in view. If it
is even desirable to partake of a luto
supper, it is well to remember thut an
apple, a pear, a peach, an orange, somo
plums, or n cluster of grapes will be
"ess likely to haunt our late slumbers
'.ban oysters, meat or nut salads, ice
cream, rteh cakes, pies, or other sweetmeats.
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SEEMED TO HAVE LOST ALL AMBITION, WAS PALE AND AN/EMIC
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mado mo stouter nnd stronger, gave
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In wnys I need not mention ln thia
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STATISTICS OF SMOKE AND SOOT
IN THE AIR
During the yenr 11*10, measurements
wore made of the degree to whieh Ilu
air of thirty cities in Austria and Ger
muny wns contaminated wtth sraok«
and soot. Observations were mnd<
three times «, day, viz., at S a.m., 12
noon, tind ti p.m. At each observation
a uniform volume of uir was drawn
rapidly through a paper lllter by
means of some form of aspirator. According to the amount of smoke and
soot In the air the paper wus more
or less darkly tinged at tho end of
the observation, lis color was come
pared with n scale of six numbered
shades, copies of which were furnlBhed
to all the collaborators, and lhe niter
was marked with the number of the
shade to wblcb it most nearly approached. Finally the inters for a
whole month, at each station, wore
collated; tbelr numbers being udded
and divided by tbe total number of observations, uud the result being set
down as representing the smoklness
and soot I ness of the air for tho place
ami period lu question, The results,
while giving no Indication nr the absolute amount of smoke and soot present, furnish u Useful means of comparing the purify of the nlr lu the different cities The contamination of
the air by factories, in tho large Industrial centres. Is mado evident, bul
there is also a very surprising effect
due to the fires of dwolM118 houses,
aspeolally In winter.
DIETETIC VALUE OF FRUIT
Fruits in notno form should constitute a largo part of our everyday d'ot for tho following renson:
Because tbey taste good and we like
them. Everyone in a normal condition
enjoys fruit, and the natural appetite
Is a truo guide to Ibe needs of thc body.
Hunger and thirst are sensations wisely given, and when not abused, direct
us in tho path of health, that Is to suy,
happy living; for good health Is not
only wealth, but happiness also.
lf one hns a good constitution, nnd is
temperate In his or her habits, nnd
tends a clean, wholesome life,  his or
BAD YBAB FOR BRITISH FARMERS
Hritisb farmers havo bid farewell to
lill] with no lingering affection; and,
though thoy may forgive tho fates for
the scurvy tricks thoy played upon
them, they cannot readily forgot. Tho
year that haB gone will live in agricultural history as thc yenr of tho great
drought.   No twelve mouths within liv
ing memory can bo compared with it
except 18(i8, and oven though distance
in timo ns well as sometimes distance
in Bpnce is apt to exaggerate tho importance of things, thore is a gunoral disposition amongst old farmers to describe 1911 as an evon moro remarkable
and moro trying year than 1808. Tho
pity is that it is leaving tho germs of
trouble for 1912, and beforo May is hero
it is possible that tho worst effects of
tho drought muy yot bo felt. Tho winter store of livo stock fodder is so short
that unless tho spring is at least ns
early us tho average, thoro will bo
grave problems iu carrying tlio cattlo
to tho grnss. Looking buck upon tho
past twelvo months, thoro nre bright
spots on what is ou tho wholo n dark
and sombre picture. In the lirst place,
a few favored districts whero rain is
not so much wanted have hud quite a
good year, inasmuch as tho crops woro
on the wholo littlo short of tbo average,
whilo prices huvo certainly been better
than usual. With tbo exception of
sheep and pigs, there bus been no fnrm
produco, whether vegetable or unimal,
that has not sold well, and tho year
was well advanced before tho bottom
dropped out of the pig market, This
does not compensate, however, for tho
shortage in the crops, and farmers us
a wholo huvo a much smaller balance
on tlieir year's working than usual, if
Indeed, they have a balance at all.
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Puollerlng Settlement, Kent Co., N.
H.—(Special)—Kvery corner of New
Br un 8 wick tolls of cures mado by
Dodd*s Kidney Pills, and this settlement eau contribute Its sbnro. Mr.
Bon Oauvang is one mnn who without
hesitation stales thut he owes his
good health to the grent Canadian
Kidney remedy.
'Ves, Dodd's Kidney I'ills certainly
did mc good," Mr, Gauvang says In un
Interview. "Hefore I stnrted taking
tbem my back ached BO thnt I hud to
give up work nml I ulso had to be
careful how 1 walked nnd moved
about. I took nine boxes, ull told, and
they Used mo up. They are tbe besl
medicino for ull diseases of tho kid-
noys,"
Dodd'fl Kidney Tills are no cure-nil.
Tbey only cure the kidneys. Hut Ihey
always OUre the kidneys uud with cured
kldnoys yon can't huve backache,
rheumatism, Hrlgtll's disease, diabetes
or dropsy.
WHEN  THE GIRAFFE FIGHTS
The glrnfto hus un original and curious method of lighting. The long.
necked beast hns neither claws nor
beak nor sharp teeth with which to
defend or attack; so, when It is out
of temper with ono of its own kind,
it does not tly in tho face of Providence by trying to disembowel its
adversary, as a tiger might, or toss
it, ns a rhinoceros would. On tho contrary, the giraffe, knowing *bnt it has
boen provided by naturo with a long
and pliable neck, terminating In a
very solid head, uses the upper part of
itself like a flail, nnd, swinging its nock
round and round in a way that doos
immense credit to its organization,
brings Its bead down at euch swing
with a thump on Its adversary.
Tho other combatunt adopts precisely tbe same tactics; and tbe two
animals, planting themselves ns firmly ns possible by stretching out on nil
four logs to the utmost, stand opposite
each other hammering with their
heads until om- or the other has had
enough.
Tho heud of the gl ruffe Is furnished
with two stumpy, born-like processes,
so that (lie animals, when ut this hummer aud tongs method of warfare, remind tho spootntor somewhat of two
ancient warriors thumping each othor
wllb tbo spiked bulls they used to
curry for thnt purpose nt the end of
chains.
Shiloh's Cure
STOPS COUGHS *kkl. a cunt
Sick headaches —neuralgia headaches—splitting,
blinding headaches—all vanish when you tako
Na-Dru-Co Headache Wafers
They do not contain phcuacetin, acetanllld,
morphine, opium or any other dangerous drug.
25c. a box at your Druggist's. 123
National Drug & Chemical Co- of Canada. Limited.
WALL PLASTER
Plaster bonrd takes the place of Lath, and ia firnnrmnt
The "Umpire" brandu of Wood fiber aud Hardwali
Plaster for Rood construction.
SHAIJ, WE SEND TOO PLA8TEB LITBBATtTM
The Manitoba Gypsum Co.. Ltd.
WINNIPEQ, MAN. THE iStAKlVfcft, Ct'Ml'.Kt'.T.AtfD, B.I
npHE MAGNET CASH STORE
ts..»i
STOVES, RANGES,
FURNITURE
AND A
complete;
HOUSEHcLD
JPurnlslilnJ EMullif-hniftil
T. IE. BATE
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
H__A
P
<ss$ <
I lHlEfiESTISIS LEllEft
GENTLEMEN;
We beg to inform your patrons
through your columns of the fact that the firm of
11 vi;11 BttoS. & Vouxu, of Niiliiiimo, B.C. are tliis year
handling the various Oivrlttiitl models of automobiles
in three grades and powers as follows:
SO H.P. $1,460
85 H.P, $1,850
40 H. P.    $2,250
F.O.B; Vio.orm,
foroS«rwC
@umikrfcm& §afe.
RICHARDS & JaeK, Proprietors.
MEALS SERVED AT
ALL ALL HOURS
When you v/ant a good choice meal cooked to
the King's taste give us a cull     ....
DUNSMUIR AVE,        CUMBERLAND
The ahove cars are made in all the latest
models and are the buy of the season at anything Ilka
the priee. with beautiful lilies and design.
We beg to inform the prnsppetjye pni'flmslng
public in this liug of the fact that we will visiji your
district in the Dear future, and llml they "ill lie well
repaid by waiting a very short period to inspect llie
Overland and net a demonstration us wi I1
if
ra ies.. \m
V. O. Drawer O
J
NANAIMO, B
Agents for thc
IVDERUND
Mnc-.-l An omo
lle.
bone 9 7
-   .
The Big Store
i
WALL PAPERS
S>n«i)i»ib of Coal Mliili g .ciiuliitltms
COAL mining rigtaflf tfts p,omlnion
in Mnnitubn, S«kttlclie*lti) m"t ^If'fjrjH,
theYuknnTortiio y. th.<N-r'h»-<-M;i'eiii
lf.iie«nndinft pnrtioii if li« Province nt
JBriijifi Oulombia, may bt leased for a ta m
nf twui-t#.« .up vet.rn hi .in rtiinuftl ri-ntrtl i I
Slaiihore. ijt-rt pprn ihiin 2.600aort«
will be Iftuccl to npa nflp'ljWll!/
Applicali'in fer b leiuw uuwt ferna/ifi ',;\
th. Hppliontrt in )Wf»"/i to the Ajceiit .orjpuii
lg Mi."f tho district in (*h;r|i the rights
applied for are Kitua!ed.
In surveyed farrftory the land mint bo
described 1» aeotioui,;.';legalsubdi'im na
of sections, and in nn'ltmyad 'crrit-ry
ihe tract applied for shall be f'-afcfrf OUt by
i he applicant himself.
Each application must bo act- n-pat ii-d
b\ a fto of $5 which will be refunded if tho
riihts applied forare nofcavail-ible, bin not
oilierwise. A royalty sIihII be paiil on'h1
iiiticliantablu output of the mine at thi
tatt- of live ci'llts per t D.
'l'..t> persini operating the initio i-liall
furnish the Agent wiih sworn re'urnnac
counting for the full quantity of uieroh
antable cohI mined and p*y the royalty
thereon. If the eoatUliniag righta ate
not being operated, sucti raturnaahall be
furnished at least mice a year.
The lease will include the conl union
rights only, but the 1» eaee may be permit-
I led to })l cha*o whatever  available sut
face rights may be considered  necessary
for the working of tbe mine at the rate r.f
glOOOatiHcie.
For full information application >h uld
boinadetu the Secve'aiy of ibe Depnt-
[ ment nf the Ititeiior, 0;.tawa,  or to   any
Aeei.tor Sub Agent of 11 minion Lands
VV   W.  CORY,
Deputy Minister of ihe Interior.
N. B — lTnauihor'z d publication of this
idverthoinient Will not lu paid for.
ilATClll.V. EGGS Foil SALE—1.
Pure brerl Rhoila W*ml llciMI ro pr
-Jo/.i u. 3, Pure bred Single C' nib,
W bite L- "luii-na, 81.00 ilntnn. Allegjf-
,'iiiiiuutc"i! ftrtiltf. Applv,) Liiureneu
Comox, 11. 0.
Notice is ■ ».i lo itiveu 'liai 1  wil-   no"
b   it-p > sii I. lmm,ydebts contracted,l>»
v Ipjfy iij - .      fi nil I .il n.d b.-a il
(.'ljA|i)t:^ li. Kiur|i.
Datedffibi'uiry lUtli, litis.
KOI ND- On bi-ach, r w-l.i ai; lire' 16
fjt-tj lii'Mui 5 feet: bulb by Turnr, Van-
eonver.    Aonly
J. j. >?AJj^-JE|).MAN, Oom x. B C
EGGS FOR HATCHING-8. 0,
\Vbiii> Loghoi'iis. Wilson-Cooper strain
direct. Breeders selected for vigour
ttflfj (ai'ge egg production.    ^100 per
•oeggs; w-flfl prp s8 peg?j *io.oo
per 100 eggs. pnlej: early to |iypii|
(liaap^iid'i.oot. F.H, XIIO.MASOX
Courtentiy, B.C.
.r^-r!.-1,
xfii'-')
m
m
'lid
m
did
THE CORNER  STORE
Great SALE
For TEN DAYS, commencing
TO-DAY Pay-Day
&S3
.^j,  MEN'S CLOTlilNa, HAT3 and B0OT3 Slaughtered  V/9
3»^S  Ladies' Slippers i-fn^inB from 203 to 4.50,      T •.,
>?--■"' Going for I'H.
Men's 3.00 Hats, going I'or
1.50
Jv-:.'0
'It;-i)
/. N. McLEOD
Dunsmuir Avenue Citmberltind
_prp.i_ rS*g.c^K^)a rSl «:^ -.•'■■ ,c ■■ ■ it m*
KINSON
TO CAKAIfUN ARCHITECTS
TOMI'KTITION     FOU      Nk\V       UNIVERSITY
JJi:iu».ni;s to Bb kukoted at Point
(iREV,   NMH   VaNCUUVEK,    BlUTISH
COLUMllU.
The Gnvernment of Britislt Culumbia
invite Competitive Plans for the ^omuikI
Hohetne and design for the pruposud ne*
University, together with more detftiUi)
(Mam for the buildings tn he erected Aral
at an estimated coat of 91,500,000.
Pr zuauf $10,000 will he given for th.
un ni fiiiwuBBfiil Dt'EtipiB fiubmit'cd.
PaiticuUrtinf the competition And plan
of ilio may bn obtained on request from
tile uiid.-iKyiiiM.
The desiuns to he inp' Itl by Julj
Slut, 1UI2, addressed rn
THK MINISTER (»F EDUCATION,
ptirhamiii t hutlrlings
Viotoi'a. Bnliih Columbia
Our new range for Sp ing
is here, and is the largest and |
best assorted of  New   and
Dainty Designs ever shown
Here.
Come in and Look Through
our Sample Book.
We soil nothing but STAUNTON'S, Tho Dest to be hnd.
Prices—15o. to $1 per Roll
Sin LB k Cd, I
MHMMUUl
■ ';fB
.1
k£i
For Auto a
Gas Engine Supplies
^, yf_7P,,'Sf'if' 'i'l^t.
■.fgr-
rusS i-; 1.1
Russel,
DiBtrict Agent for the
E.M.F. 30 Flanders 20
Caws:
and McLaughlin-Buick automobiles
Fairbanks-Morse  Stationary  and  Marine   Engines,
Oliver Typewriters, Moore's Eights, and Cleveland,
Brantford, Mnssey-Harris and Perfect bicycles
CARS FOR HIRE
NIGHT AND DAY
Phone 18
wmmm
E. C. EMDE
I9WW
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
e—emme—wmewem
PAINTING, PAPERING, ETC.
Sign Work A Specialty.      Estimates Given.
Agent for Stained Paper, a good imitation of
§taime-<i    Glass,   All orders   reoeive   Prompt
Attention.     Samples of Paper on hand.
IEL  IP-A^IRICIlsrSOIN"
BOX 93. CUMBERLAND.
\
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve *7,000,o00
THE ROYAL BANK
OF 6ANADA
Drafts Issued ln nny currency, pnynble nil over the world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, and Inter
highest current rates allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branoh-   -   -     OPEN DA!'."
UNION WHARF, B.C., Suh Branch- OPEN THURSDA**
D. M. Morrison,  Manager
COURTENAY, B.C. BRANCH OPEN DAILY
Wm. H. Hoff,   Manager.
IF YOU WANT A FIRST CLASS PIANO
AT A MODERATE PRICE
Buy a STANLEY
These Pianos i^ivt- satisfaction in tone und touch and ure htiilt tn
last a lifetime.
We carry the Victor Gramophone & Victrola,*!.
and Victor Records.    Call and hear the latest novt.i-.ty,
The Victor Puzzle Record Price $i.\^
6  IRE3COIRIDS IlsT   OINJu  w
.. DUNSMORE'S  MUSIC STORF -
^hnrch St., NANAIMO, B. C. Opposite Bank ot
STOCKTAKING
We are taking
stock at the end f
the present montl?
and are therefore
50 Barrels of Best Bread Flour  Hungarian- every
sack guaranteed to give satisfaction or money back.
Bought before the advance in flour.      S7.00 per bbl.
while it lasts.
75 boxes Choicest Winter Apples at     -  -     $2.00 per box

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