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The Islander Jun 24, 1911

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Another ihipnnt of MM'i
Clothing juat wrlTtd this
week. Owing to the let* et>
rival a dUoount of 26 per awl
will be given on eaoh rait tor
one week at
Campbell Bros,
J«« a> fffii *)
Speolal prioea on all white-
w&ir and wash enftj,    Three
jj.»i»4 iji... •.  .i»«jn   juiton
Stockiugu lor auo. ou
at Campbell Bros.,
Subscription prico 11.50 per year
mn quit
Wyatt Throws Up The
Sponge In Eighth
In a masterly fashion .Toe Bailey nf
Victoria miicle Wyntt nf Courtenay
quit lifter three itotiml rounds of fight-
ing. Bailey liad quit*! a bit of money
bu wanted to bot nnd mi he wu »
Btrong favorite lie went in and stalled
for six niiinda in an endeavor to make
people Ix'lieve Wyalt could beat hiin,
Imt it was too pluiii anil would not work
then he started in and it was easy tu
see wlio wan the bitter man,
lt wuuld have paid Builey tn have
given a real exhibition of his prowess
here bs he made himself a host of
friends here who wercratherdiseppoint-
ed nt his showing.
The Preliminary) were loth good,
Hunden ami McKay mixed it freely
and although McKay had 15 or 20
pounds in weight Hunden made him
go all the way. Greaves and Vans *1
so gave a good exhibition for four
rounds. Greaves being one of the
gamest men in the camp and always
gives away a lot of weight.
The light by rounds
Round (1) Bailey did a lot of side
stepping and leading, seemed to be
very swift on liis feet, landed right to
heart, Wyatt landed hard to kidneys
and jaw; Bailey swung wild right,
landed left to face Round ended in
Clinch.   Honors even.
Round (2) A lot of stalling on Baileys part, both men seemed inclined to
stall toward the last of this round, two
fierce rallys hy both men. Honors
The next two rounds were Wyatts
nothing stirring.
Bailey camo out ot his corner
as if he meant something, landed right
to face and then clinch. Wyatt landed
hard on ribs, Bailey landed repeatedly
to face, Wyatt landed on body and
missed Baileys face time and again,
Bailey never in danger, Baileys
Round (8) was a repetition of round
seven, Bailey landing again and again
without return, Wyatt seemed to be
groggy and if light gloves bad been
used would have been out. Bailey clearly
demonstrating his skill. Wyatt weat
to his corner very groggy. His seconds
threw in tlic sponge after what was a
very disappointing exhibition
Mr Sam Hudson refereed the bout
satisfactorily. Bailey has the chance
of his lifetime io redeem himself when
he meets the only "Rattling Nelson'
in n four round bout at Brockton Point
on July 1st. His friends here will be
looking for the returns.
Devotees of The Paste
Board Swell City's
List Saturday night PolioemenThnm
son and Gray were the unw.-lcomo
callers st one of our local candy stores
where several well known young men
about town ware Indulging in the
great American game of Bluff.   "
On Tuesday morning the police
court was crowded tn the doors when
seven of the 13 devotees of the past
boards appeared before Magistrate
Abrams to answer to the charge of
To give the detailed evidence of each
prisioner would take up too much space
but tke stories ware extremly funny
in some cases. The seven were forced
to part withtwenty cold bucks erethey
oould hie themselves to parts more con
genial to their natures than the in-.
terion of tbe court house The other
six had apparansly taken French leave,
as they had not received their invitations to contribute their iota to the
improvements of the oity.
The proprietor of the store was told
tbat he must break lose from fifty cart
wheels to satisify the goddess of justice before he could enjoy himself in
hi) old haunts,
FOR SALE-102 acres ef tha fiuaai
ol land in Nelaon Diatrict, two and
half miles from Cumberland; 40 acrsa
easily cleared, 35 acrea (ood timber
close to Grant's logging camp; School
at corner of place. Fill) buildiug sits
easy to cut into ten acre blocks.
Apply to N. Harvey, Minto, B.C.
Change advertisments for
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this office not later than
10 a. m. on Thursday. >
The Presbyterian Ladiea Aid Society)
Annual Strawberry and Ice Cream Festi-
val will beheld in the Agricultural Hall
Courtenay, nn Thursday evening, June
29th, 1911. A good and varied program
Doora open at 7.30 p. m. Admission, ad'
alta 50 cents; Children 25 cents.
The committee in charge of the
Dominion Day celebration at Union
Bay have arranged an attractive pro
gramme of aquatic and field aporta and
a basehall tournament, and everything
points to a most enjoyable day. The
celebration at the Bay last year was
one of the best ever held in the district.
A meeting hu been sailed for Mon
day next, in the Courtenay Opera
House to discuss the advisability of
forming a Board of Trade in that town,
and also to oonsider ways and means
of securing an adequate water supply
for the city, Wo understand that a
number of enterprising citiiens of
Courtenay are also considering the instillation of an electric light and
power plant.
Arthur Denton appeared in court
this week charged with having driven
his auto past a vehicle, on the wrong
side of the road. He was fined the
minimum amount for the offense, viz.
f5 and costs.
Two Japs Wero fined f 5 and costs
each for violating the Coal Mines Re
gulation Act this week, by firing a shot
withoat permission.
The local Eagles held a Social Session in Courtenay on Wednesday evening, all present report a large site
A meeting of the Hospital Board
Ium been called for Friday evening
July 7th. to consider the charges
made relative to the food supplied in
the Public Ward. TheEditor ami Mi
Ooaa have been requested to le pres
As an added attraction Manager
Curtis of thc City Hall has secured at
immense expense the services of th
talented Florence Sisters who will
endtr a numlwr of racial solos ami
duets, at the local popular amusement
esort. The Florence Sisters are most
highly spoken of by the Nanaimo
papers where they have just completed a weeks engageiuent at-the Crown
Pedestrians now prefer to take the
middle of th) road on Penrith Avenue in
consequence of the poor condition of the
sidewalk in that part of the city. Recent
ly two ladiea fell, through atepping on
loose planks severely hurting themselves.
Mines Inspector Newton, had a Japanese ia Court on the Slat inst., by the
name of K. Nssksqa, for firing a shot in
No. 8 mine, without permission of the
shot lighter. He waa fined 110 and
costs and hia mining certificate taken
from Mm. J
Edward Grieve Passed
Away On Satur
day Last
The death occureil in this eity on
Saturday last of Edward Grieve,
a  native  of Comox. aged 26 years.
The deceased was taken to the Kamloops Sanitarium last spring, but was
sent home about two months ago as
his case was hopeless.'
The iuneral which was laagely attended took place on Tuesday at 1 p.m
from the residence of Mr DP. Mac
donidd to the Presbyterian cemetery
at Sandwick, the Rev. Mr Menzies of
Tne Courtenay and Cumberland
Lodges of Orangemen hnd charge of
the funeral arrangements.
i^wwwwuwwwwwwes, M^WWSWWWWWWW
To the Editor, Thi Islanou,
Sir:—Allow me through your columns
t J reply to a letter of Mr. Joseph Hh»w
in the Newa ot the Slat.
In reply to his statement that the article waa not truthful or honest, allow
me to say that I have a number of wit-
ns who have come farward voluntarily
aud who are willing to substantiate all I
have said regarding the quality and
quantity of the food supplied in the pub
lie ward of tbe hoepital, and who are
willing to appear before the Hospital
Board at any time they wish to investigate the matter.
The statement that the ohari.ee were
made by an anonymous patient is kot
cof bioi, aa lt waa plainly stated hi this
paper that the name of the patient might
be learned at any time at T«> Islander
I would like to aak Mr. Shaw if he ever visited the public ward to find out if
the aame quality of food waa aupplied in
the public ward aa to the private pa
tienta 1
Mr. Shaw alao atatea that the quality
of bread aupplied waa quite aa good as
the general run uf home baked bread in
Cumberland, and that there are aa good
bread makers here aa anywhere. Iu the
next sentence he says the bread might bi
a whole lot better in the hospital if the
cook did not have an old stove to contend with. Thia would seem to show
that Mr Shaw is tryi ng to prove too
much and haa got all ballad up iu the
Although I waa in the hospital at the
aame time aa Mr. Shaw, the patienta in
the publio want received none nf the
egga and pork chop and ateak which he
nya was given to him ao plentifully and
so cheerfully in the private ward.
Mr. Shaw's statements that (he tray
and cloth were nice and clean ie quite
correct, but unfortunately we got vary
little nourishment from the tray and
Umpire Forfeits Game
To Union
Last Sunday the Stars aggregation of
ball timers accump tniud by a couple Iiiiii
dred fans journeyed to Union Bay tu do
battle royal with the fanatics representing the wharf town.
The game waa replete with many thril
ling playa, and the apeotatora did their
share of rooting and kept both team*
working all the time.
In the first inning, Union B»y we t
1 ut"ii the slack heap and tried todemoo
strate to the crowd that, ihey were big
league stuck. Sweeney in third for the
Bay, handed the Stan their first tall)
when he tried to soak the ball at Abrams
The ball wu soaked all right; it went in
to the bay; old Buck Gibson never had
enough weight on hia tueaand heaved thi
sphenoid from deep centre to the
tracks, preaenting another run to the locals before the agony of the first inning
was over the Stars had annexed four
rune, euough to win any ordinary game.
After the Brat spasm the teams settled
down to play ball, and the brand dished
up was faat and snappy. At the end of
the ninetb the score stood seven runa
all, and it waa decided to play off the tie.
The Stars went to the bat, and after the
first two batters had connected witb the
'torse lid, a dispute aroae over the um
pire calling Chambers uut at se< ond un a
doubtful play. The captain uf the Stars
called hia men from the field, forfeiting
t he game tu the I'nioti Bays.
Silk Ribbons, 6 inches wide, 16c yd.
on Saturday at Campbell Bros.
Tuesday night
Thursday night
Saturday night
Sunday, per Cowichan 9 a.m.
Wednesday—6.00 a.tn,
Friday—6.00 a.m.
Saturday—4.16 p.m.
Sunday, 2.15 p.m. sharp
Campbell River Notes.
Burnett Bros., logging contractors, are
Parting a camp at Campbell River; the;
ejpiot to be logging for three yeara
From 60 to 80 men will be employed.
Mrs. A. McNeil, of Courtenay, is
on a visit to Mr- and Mra. Chaa. McDon
aid.   .
Mr. Walter Woodhus, manager of the
Campboll River Baseball Club is npin
for a challenge on the first of Ju'y, The
leaden of the Comox-Atlin League pre
ferred. Don't be scared. Pleaae band
in your challenge to the editor.
The programme for the spurts on the
1st of July at Campbell River will be
out next Saturday-about fifty for the
ball game.
Mr Haythroan, preaident of the Camp
bell River Yacht Club and guests, Mr
Nootroum and Mr. Cuurtenay, paid a
viaie to Oyster River laat week. They
had a pleaaant trip down, the weather be
ing fine.
Mr. Thulin, proprietor of the Willows
Hotel, and Meaara Waterman and Hanson, the well-known real estate agents
uf Campbell River left on the S. S.
Queen City, on Saturday last.
Mr. Simms, manager of the Willows
liutel, hM resigned' his position and left
on Friday's boat for Vaucouver.
Come to Campbell River on the fint
Free buat from Comox. Everybody welcome.
What Is Doing In Local Sporting
The baseball boys and Lacrorao
twiniH have decided on the following
nights for practice, Lacrosse Teams
evenings, Monday Wednesday and
Fridays, Mornings nny old time.
Baseball Tueaday, Thursday and Sunday.
The Managers of the Blu< s request-
a full turn out nn Mondny night to
pick the 'earn for Tuesdays game. The
game will be called at 6 sharp.
Jno, Bannerman and O. Harrison
will be out with the Blues this game.
The Pilsener team after being hand-
d several large size packages of fruit
with an acid taste have thrown up th.
sponge in the Comox District League
A couple of their players have been
absorbed hy the other team) in the
league We hate to write an Obitn
ary but we must write one for the
lost nine' They may have been goo* I
old horses but they ware not there
with the wagon tongue.
Laat Saturday evening the Scotchmen defeated a combined team of
Knglish and Welshmen i<a game of
football on the .old grounds by
1-0. J.Harvey made an impartial referee.
The Whites and Blues play the
Iilili gamo in the Lacrosse .seniors for
the Stoddart Cup on Tuesday night
a good game is expected, Imth teams
should be in good voice.
Nanaimo wnn the B. C. football
• hampionship on Thursday last, defeat
ing Ladysmith by 4 goals to 2.
By H.0.B.0
Iu the iuterion the logging camps ale
idvertlsing for axemen, why nut send cut
about two dosen of our lacruaHe player
they are good ehoppen,
Some ona ahould Gnnt Walker a good
White Cotton suit so when it Raines he
will uot look as if he had fallen over a
Bullets Fly In Japtown
Last Saturday
Last Saturday night same peoplo
had more money than they knew Inw
to handle, ao one of the colored population of Jap town cashed fifty plunks
in his room.
May be he wanted to count it again
or just wanted to see how it looked,
any how it had evaporated. Mr
Saving-one at once accused a fallow
man of transporting his fifty friends
to parts unknown., A little argument
f dlowed in which the accused broke
running records in trying to keep away
from two lead pills; he succeeded all
right and on Monday the trouble was
aired in court to the satisfaction of all
The case being dismissed the shooter enriched the city coffers by $10.00
on a charge of carrying concealed weapons. ,
Pica,  j
If you wish to make your piano or
furniture appear just like new, try a
liottle of Boyle's Piano and Furniture
Polish. It is an exceptionally good
polish and you will not use any other
after having tried it once. It i) put
up in 76c aud $1.25 bottles—For sale
by Chas Segrave at "the Islandei"offico
Cnm berland
EORSALE-8 Roomed House, almost
new on Dunsmuir Ave., could be used
for Boarding House or Business prank's, Apply, A. B.C. this office.
FOR SALE-A good hone, suitable
for express ur buggy, age 10 years. Apply
Union Bay Co-operative Company.
FOR SALE- Singer Needles and OU
it the Isuania Office.
FOR SALE-Telephune polls and cedar runts. Apply to Alex. Gray, Cum-
Visiting cards at the Islander office.
FOR SALE-Pony, buggy and har.
n 'as.   Apply,— W. Keenan, Camp.
W, Collins, returned this week from
Craubrook whore he attended the meeting of the  Grand Lodge I.O.O.F., as
representative of the
the order.
local  branch of
If the Blue Lacrosse team had a good
Bannerman playing point the goal tendrr not lntmi W*NI »nJ ^Mention to correspondence, but thia letter received in
A aplendid opportunity for any pennn
wishing to take uver a boarding houae is
offered hy Mr. A. Pickup. House haa
now 20 boarders. A good paying business. Fr particulars sp(ly to A. Pickup, Cumberland, B. C.
Service in the R man Catholic Church
will be held every other Sunday in Cumberland.   Rev. H. Meitena, pastor.
might see mure (Seymour) shuts.
The othi r uight I went home with a
friend of mine who had indulged freely ii
the fire water route to happineaa. Whei
»a arrived at hia house his »ife met
him at the front door and ahe at one
proceeded to tell him what ahe though'
f him ahe did, after half an hour tongui
marathon aha ran out ef breath and went
co bed, on her departure my friend atari -
ed to crow like a rooster. I asked him
•hat he waa crowing for and he aaid tha'
when hia wife waa in the house that crow
ing waa the only way in which he could
use fuul (fowl) language.
I never heard uf a gambling game yet
where anme une did not lose. On Saturday night 13 »ere caught, seveu lost
tn the police nn Tueaday morniug, and
on Tueaday morning the pulice loat aix.
Any oue that gamblea wilh 13 in a
room should get caught,
Cumbsrland haa a little mine, the
whius in a w ok work a day, the chink
work all the time, how in H 1 our taxes
can * e pay.
When we started this oolumn we did
our office yesterday demanda an answer,
If yuuae wus a miner what wonld youse
rather doue when tbe whistle blow
Your) in regard)
Anv Nonitt-
Answer. Be a chink and when th)
whistle blow) do not undantand what it
means, result you work all the time.
The whistle had been blowing with auch -
regularity last week that I waa commencing to think what my father wrote ma
before I came tu this country was about
right. Dad said, "aye tanks Canada
is not purty gout iu Cumberland,"
We were of the opinion that a person
cuuld only row in a boat in the water
but there ii a fellow Rowan around town
all the time.
A report haa been circulated In Comox
Diatrict that Kerton Broa., built a nai-
deuce for Mn. Vase on her ranch. Wa
wish to coutradiot thia statement and a',
ao that there ia no buainesa connection,
neither haa there beeu between Kerton
Bru) , and E. G. Everett.
Chinese Reforms But Skin-Deep
A despoudiug account ol tbo recent
so-onllcd roform a in (Jhinn ia givon In
tho Kconoinistc [''runealse by Pierre
Leroy-Beunlleu. Ma grout work is tho
*• Renovation of Asia, lii which bo 'lis
Cusses tha present condition of Siboria,
China and Japan, whoro ho Ims t ravel
lort; »8 Ito speaks with authority whon
in* says that us far as China is edueorn-
ed tho political, social and economic
reforms uro a delusion und n shuin, ";i
facatlo witli no solid building boliind
it." Thp purllameul is uot u ropreson
tat Ivo assembly, tin1 administration of
justice and the condition of tho prison*
arc bb bad hm ovor, tho railroads aud
telegraphs tho worst In tho world,
Speaking of tho much vaunted purlin
monl li'1 wrlto*!
" ii is well t" Investigate tho com
position and tho charnetor of thla u-
mmiiI'Iv. Thoro is nothing democratic
in  It,   Of tho -Oil  member* tlmt  arc
comprised la ll   100 aro the  uinces
of tho govornmont, namely  l'i prln
mid dujtcs belonging to the royal fn
ily,   IS  inomborH of  tho   Manchu  and
CJiinoBc nobility, 10 members of various
Imperial clnns, li hereditary pri s ol
tributary provinces, such as Mongolia,
38 ministerial functionurles, I" literary
men of distinction, and 1" of tho richest   taxpayers   in   tin uutry.      The
othei 'I00- nre nomlnu'tod by the provincial assemblies."
This   legislative
its name imports, '
imt impose its view
iiv is merely, ns
assembly for the
ruinont." ll can
in iin- throne, it
Ims submitted to il tho budget, tuxes,
public loans, and ulj laws excepting
such ns affects thf constitution. Whenever the throno is dlsploasod with the
iisspiul.lv or in conflict with it. it is
merely dissolved for n fortnight Tho
monarch has reserved to bimsolf ovory
department of tho army and navy ns
well as of foroigu affairs. Woll ma)
Mr. Leroy Reauliou exclaim:
"These are powers extremely limited,
mnl if Kuropeau chambers could look
forward to surh froquent grounds of
dissolution, thoy would have to return
(...their constituents pretty ofton."
He goes 'rn to compare it to tho
Turkish parliament, and  declares:
1'While my memory us to sium' of
thoso conditions may have grown some
whnl faint, I feel that I can safely sny
that the Chinese parliament is in all
likelihood going the way of the Turkish assembly. I mean that it is not
likely to sueeeed in very much improving thc relations of China with foroigu
Western Powers nor in ameliorating
tlio condition of foreigners resident in
ihe Empire."
In social and political matters ho
roundly declares:
" Mo^t of the ancient abuses nre
[is rampant as ever heretofore. There
are constant violations of treaty
ultiusoB, such ns the lllogal imposition
of transit duties, the exaction of road
tolls, which it was hoped the railroads
would huve put n stop to. but which
they.Imve caused to multiply more nnd
more and thus hampered commerce. The
administration of justice and the con
ditlon of the prisons is simply shameful, and ofltciul corruption abominable!"
In fact, China has been too hasty in
her attempts to reform and has daubed
her wall with untompored mortars. In
the words of this writer:
"In tile Innovations which the Chinese, have borrowed from Western nations they have been in too much of a
hurry to throw away the help of their
guides and counsellors. The telographi
system in China is the worst nnd most
expensive in the world. The new Chin-
nse army hns already become an object
of contumely, ulthough we have heard
-ii much bragging about it. Jt is said
tlmt the spirit of the troops it nut to
be relied upon and they are being approached by the revolutionary party.
A division of the army was recently,
on this account, deported from the
capital to Paoting-fou, where the people of the place nicknamed them the
'army of scoundrels.' ''
This calm minded statistician, editor,
and traveller corn-hides these scathing
Strictures :is follows:
"The Chinese individually may bo
endowod with admirable qualities, they
mav In- excellent traders, good work
men, diligent husbandmen, and thoy
aii' accomplishing ou the Mongolian
nnd Manchuriun stoppos an unpnrnlled
worh of colonization. Bul is there a
single How of the nation prepared to
nssniitc tl c tosh of ruling upon modern
lines ol •_■ mini nl ,' Thi ■ is the serious question before us and bold would
he 1 ii who should answer ,il in the
n .Urinative,"
Their uro, liowovor,   some   brighter
proBpects   for  China,  and   the  present
assembly may eventually ho developed
inc. a representative nnd constitutional
arli iim.nl.     The educntcd pari ol lho
population   are   ie   earnest   al I   this
matter, n ii i w •■ rend in the UiihIijii
Timen that recent ly n demons! ration of
students  in   Pol ing   t< ":.   pirn •■ nl   tl."
palace of the  Viceroy.    Thev d and
.■■I that the constitution pledged b\ thc
Kdie! of November I be immediately
put in operation:
I1 ■   K lii; promise i thut n full par
"i Id   bo  ci nvoked   In   threo
yoni •' time, and that the interval
should he devoted fco thr preparations
including the formntion of n rcspou
silde ministry and the drafting of a
constitution necessary for transforming tin' Chinese governmon! into a con
Mitutiounl monarchy on  the  Kuroponi
Por such u leader or leadors the task,
ditlicult as it i-i, is fnr from hopeless.
Not only is the uld solf-contonted stag
nation last disappearing; not only is
everybody cohvlncod of tho necessity
of change, and of drastic change;
changes are actually taking place, and
good worl; is being done lu all manner
ol directions.'1
IU the late Lieut. Hen. It, Itartei. t'M,
In < thn inborn' Journal
li hwbuni vim to go nwav with it. -
Hamlet, I. v.
li wns the nlghl of BOth Boptombor,
Is,", ih,. year of tin- ureal Indian
Mutiny, and the scene u street in lielhi,
the cil\   which  had S0011 the blnn.l of so
mnny of our poor, defenceless countrymen,   won , ami  little children  shed
like wnter only Ihe previous May by
llie ruthless villains uud perjured sc
poys, win. had traitorously turned upon
those from whom, as n rule-and I
speak advisedly nnd with knowledge- -
thev Imd received the groatosl kindness
and   consideration.      Thai   thoro   were
a o  ollieers  in   the   l-Jast   India   Com
pauy's army who were harsh und stern
with their men, and who in turn were
looked upon by ihem with little love,
there is uo denying, but these men were
tho exceptions, and were few nnd far
between; Tor, as a rale, the 0Meets nml
their wives well deserved the familiar,
loving names, mn, bass (' mother,'
'father'),  by   which  they   were  tinker-
ceaseless rattle of small
arms succeeded n solemn sileuee. We were,
some of ns. occupants of a kind of
mosque iu rear of tin1 battery wliich
was in front of the A.puere guto pro
touting the entrance, and, sitting on the
steps, hud ehttttod quietly until the talk
lapsed Into Whispers, and a snore here
and there announced that, worn-out by
tho day's work, more thuu one lind sunk
under tlio intluence of the drowsy god.
At Inst my chum, who hud boon sitting
nenr me for some time in silence, got
up. suyiug he could not reiiiniu tiny
lunger without u pipe, and proposed
that we should take a stroll through
the streets uud enjoy a smoke before
seeking rest on the hard stones of our
tenement. No sooner said than done.
I jumped to my feet, and having gut i
corporal ami'four men to aceouipauy u
With loaded arms iu case any lurking
traitors might have remained ubout.
off we set on our rumble. The night
was calm ami still; and, though there
was"   ii    perceptible   siniiek    of   the   lip-
prnachiug cold  weather  in   the  ut s
phere, in the narrow lanes of the vast
city the air was hot and stilling, uud
the smell of villainous salt potto mln
gled with that from the festering
corpses which lav uboul, some singly,
some iu little hoyps, did not make our
wnlk over-plnstint; so ns soon ns our
pipes begun to wax low we begun to
think of returning to headquarters.
Though there wns uo moon, it was not
what we in Kngland would call a dark
night; the stars shone brightly, nnd
nights in the tropics ure uot so' dusky
as ut home, so tlmt we could see well
eighty or one hundred yards iirnitml us,
uud ou entering a fairly broad street
lending towards the Ajniere gate wc
aw some little way ou u pile of corpses
vhere evidently thoro hud been some
hot contention during the street light-
The   stillness   was   snmewlmt   uu
by any possibility slip to the floor, left
the room. The hour sounded, und the
students trooped iu, some of them humming such merry dirges ns the Chopin
"Muiche Puuebre." as adapted by
Hiitckloy de Cnigglos for uso by college students enamored of ragtime.
"(lent lumen," said the professor,
faintly, as the class sented itself, "wo
are to-day to consider pictorial humor.
Vou will find upon the blackboard a
picture drawn ia thi' best manner of
Mr. Charles Howard Montgomery, representing ti young woman in a hobble
skirt leaning ngainst au onyx mantel
piece, while on u tiger skin rug nt her
feet a young man in riding breeches is
discovered. Through the open window
we uotice wn ocean stenmer on its wny
uut to sea. while buck of the yonug
lady on the mantel a copy of Omar
Khayyam is seen leaning ngninst an
ormolu clock. To the left Is the eastern
exposure of a divan. The problem be
fore the class is to tind a fitting joke
for Ihe picture. Mr. Slnhsides, what
would vou suggest . "
"Sho," said Mr. Slabsides, "Did.
you see UIiqIIIo oil' this morning, lien
ry.' lie. No, I suw him off last night.
She. Why. I thought he sailed rflls
mornIflg. He. So he did. Uut In- was
off hist night."
'I'he professor suppressed u groan,
ami Ihen he spoke.
"Mr. I.ongears, if this picture were
submitted to you for u jest, what would
you suggest?" he said.
"Well," hesitated Mr. I.ongears.
looking anxiously around to see if the
exits were clear, "I'd have the girl
ask. Have you a Uubuiyat, Mr. Skil-
liugton. To which the young man wus
to replv, No. Miss Winkleton. I prefer
n derby."
A murmur of something went
through the class.
"Order, gentlemen." saiil the profes-
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sally   spoken   of   bv   tho   men   before
Satan   entered   inlo    them,   and    secret
flgitatoi • seduced them from their al
I."Maine and eventually led them to do
the nwfiil deods which made the aame
-eoo\  a synonym tor alb thut wus vile.
Id lv, and treacherous.
The soigi  was nver.   Aftor fdui long
months of • eVei censing strife day  I
nlghl in Hn- fiirnaeodieat of the holtosl
pait of lhe year, and during lhe stilling.
enei \ iitlng rainy aeqsou,' th" eil i wus
at I- I i. i i. und ofti i -i\' days'
fighting in lhe streets wa> entirely' in
ur posses
canny, not a sound being heard but our
own ami the measured footfalls of our
escort, when suddenly I felt tny arm
seized by my companion, win. in an
awed Whisper -aid to me, " My God,
did you see tlmt .'' I. too. hud seen
what he referred to, and we all halted,
ga/illg at it. and I could hear llie click
of ihe lock-, nf the  men's liivurius ns
tllOV made ready lo lite  il   nOCOSSIiry.
rrom the summit of the pile of corn
sOs rose a man's hand an! auu; it bed.
one!   to   us   nnd   then   dropped   down;
agnlu it roso, beckoning, ami fell; and
ii, ns I hnvo -ail. tin-1 again ii  did tie- same.    In iht
Hut. Wi' are told, "thr- reform move
ment i.s without loaders capable of con
trolling it and of guiding it along the
path of moderation and safety." To
ipiotc further:
"It   is  earnestly   to   be   hoped  that
-acli lea.lei-, will BOOB make nn appear
anec aad establish their authority over
tlieir fellows. Withoul firm leadorship
China '-an' scarcely bop- io transform
hersoll iim, M modern stnte without
disnster. In lb,, rnhhs of the government there are no statesman capable
"i guiding th- country through tit"
dangers, iutornul nnd external, thut nre
already serioun enough, and that ia the
near future mav ousilv bocome a nun
a-e   to   its   integrity.   ' Cood    will   there
i» in plenty: bat one men nowhere the
necessary combination of insight, aldli
ly,  experience   and    influence,   .   .   .
20ii'   of  September.   'I'he  regimonl   to
which I then belonged Imd  -n ordor*
ed that moi uing t 'enpy lhe A jmore
. ite i I id.- city, which wo had' dono
accordingly, and proceeded to muko
-ol\es comfortable as ciicnin-ta nee-
would permit, our principal can- being
to remove to placi of afoty the largo
quantity of powdi r, a -real dent of
which lay loosely scattered aboul the
place, with -numbers of I've shells which
Imd been collected in the works surrounding   the   gato   to   be   used   against
any of our force who might be employ
ed in the neighboring suburb of the
Nteb/.ee Mnndee (or Oroeil Village), so
culled from the numerous orange-groves
and olher gardens with which the
house-   there   were  surrounded.
All dv.y we worked, making onr new
qunrters as snfe as wc'cpultl. The pow
.ler uud -hells were put away into celia rs and out-of the way places, while
what   powdor   was   lying   loosely   nbout
was deluged with wator; nml, nil smoking having been stopped, we considered
ourselves pretty snfe from a blowup.
an experience which some of US had
undergone a few days previously iu the
Mo ree  Bastion, and  had  no deslrp to
hav.-   repented.
At Inst nigh! enmo <>n. and with it a
stillness to which we had long been unaccustomed; In Hie roar of the -mis,
the -cn-;i m ing and bursting of shells, nnd
drenr stillnc - ol I he nlghl. with such
ghastk   surroundings,  it   wa-  an  awe
-  sight,  aid   lillle   wonder  it   CUllsed
om small party to hall ami our pulses
to beat faster, used as we were to fearful sights and tO dealh  "in  manv dread
fni slmpes. ll suddenly Unshod upon
my mind that some poor .vrotch in
whom   life yet   remained  lay   amongst
the (load, and that he wanted as-istatue
to get away from his fearful position;
so 1 -aid. "Come on, men; il's -mnetuie
wanting help." nnd we all moved for
ward. As wc did so, a large parioli dog
sprung from the pile of corpses nml
made oil' down a bv-lane. nml un exam
ination of the dead bodies showed how
he had been employed, and what hud
caused our scare, lie had been teuring
ut the body to which the beckoning
hand belonged. :iud, tugging nt the
shoulder iu the stondv, persistent way I
had often seen others of his species em
ployed on the cai.-i-s r.f a dofuncl   buf
fnlo,   hud   caused   the   arm   ta  rise   I
move ns If beckon lug to us to come oa.
It was n gruesome sight, ami we wore
none of a- Sorry to return to our sCme
couches for what remained of the night.
The uttonduuts curried the profossgr
of  humor tenderly  into the  laboratory,
and   after   propping   him   up  so  that,
even in case "f a  relapse, ho could not
sor. " Mi. Lougear's joke is not ut ull
a bad ouV.^bpt it would gojfttr better
with what kind of a picture. Mr.
Hyii'x.'"    '   • .-   !.
"Whv, under the rules," suid Mr.
Lynx, " T should say that if placed
under a bbick-and -wliite drawing-of n
young |unn jumping a lady over the
waves nl -ome seaside resort it would
be more appropriate.''
" Very good indeed," said the professor, "Mr, Blinders, lmvo yoa any
tiling to suggest in respect to this pie
"Sh,.." said Mi. Blinders, "Would
von marry n girl for her inonoy, Choi
be.' lie. I don't kiiow. (iludys; how
much   have you gol .'"
" Kxcelloiil." -uid the professor, nod
'Mag approval at Mr. Illlndors. "Can
vou improve on that. Mr. Imbhleigh.'"
"I thml. so w-, sir." said Hubb
leigh, "I'd pet it tins wav; She. This
Is vory sudden. Mi. Wiggles I hardly
know whai to a;\v. Tommy. Don't vou
believe it, Mr. Wiggles, 'l heurd 'her
tel!   ma   shoM    land    vou    to-day   or
emovod his glusses.
'   he   frowned.   "And
ly from th.
The ropes nf a lirsjcla
.st ubout $15,1)110.
'' I ooiniy.   sir .'
who. prnv, is Tommy V
"Her small brother, sir," said Dubb-
leigh.   meekly.
"Hi hum!'' said Hie professor, inspecting the picture closely. ' 'That
sounds meritorious, but I hardly see
whoro Tommy comes in.''
"He's hidden behind the divnn. pro-
fessor,"   exclaimed   Hubbleigli.
AI this point the props sustaining
the professor In his chair gave wav,
ami he toppled w.aklv |o the floor, and
bv the lime the attendants had restored him to his equilibrium the bell hail
sounded, and the ntti den Is rushed mad- d-'inding  tlml   tools alone  would  avail
The International rivalry between
armor plate und the big guns, iu which
each ot the greut world I'owers is hope
fully seeking to evolve a species of the
former that will 'neat a species of ihe
latter, uud vice versu, has its analogy
In the world of business, where-there
is being fought, and for a century has
beeu fought, the battle between the
milkers of safos uud the breakers of
sufes. The safes are the armor plato,
representing protection; the snfe
broa leers, the guns, representing assault. And the story of this luttor
conflict, that hus been going on .since
the lirst reeeptucle for vubiubles wus
designed about one hundred veins ago,
shows forth as brlllnut a picture of
till between two elusses of society-us
time's   recurds  have  ever   shown.
"There I. nothing mnde by the hund
of mini thut cnunot lie unmade by the
hum! of man." It is this familiar
quotation thut' the makers of safes,
since the first snfe wns made nnd open
ed, have sought to prove fallacious)
and it is this snme quotation thut the
safe -breakers, since oue of their ■.lumber broke open the first snfe. have
sought to prove correct. And although
fothty the defensive powers appear to
have Hie decisive upper .hand, that up
per hand has been gained ouly after a
truggle of wits extending nver the
entire period of modern business. lloW
long, moreover, the hand will correctly
bear its present objective remains for
the newspuper of tomorrow or the day
nfter tomorrow to chronicle—mny lie.
indeed, for tomorrow night's specinl
edition. ■   '
The first safe, us we know safes, win
invented ubout a century ago by a mnn
namod Fitzgerald, and opened by- a
man nuined Keim. To be more
exact, ii duplicate of the Initial snfe,
serving its purpose in a lianneiul establishment, succumbed to the '-.inning
of the initial safe breaker. Mhis lirst
safe in the records of the siiM'-maker
versus safe breaker buttle was, judged
from modem.standards, a clumsy affair
indeed, and yet it murked the first step
in the increasing'" intricate canp.ii^n
if tin* concealing cf valuables. Tie
Fit/gerald safe wus made of iron and
was built square.' It'was a formidable
tiling to look ut, aud appenred invul-
nernble as far as the powers of the
dark were concerned. It attracted
world-wide atention, und was proclaim
cd to be the undoubeted hernld of u
new duy in the protection of property.
Imagine, then, the subsequent coaster
nation when it was ,discovered one
morning Hint the criminal brain liad
opened the safe (and hauled away its
out ents) by the simple method of
drilling a hole in the side und opening
the lock from within. Here was some
thing the safe-maker had aot taken
into consideration, lle had workeil on
i lock that could not be opened from
the outside, but had not thought about
the possibility of opening it from the
inside. As n result, there came about
the second stage in the tilt. '' We
must muke the walls of the snfe of
some metal that cannot be drilled,"
decided the makers. Steel was
ployed, and temporarily the breakers
were nonplussed. But one night there
came nlong a criminal brain with a
new kind of drill, aad safe number
two fell before its cunning. Science,
however, came to the aid of the safe-
maker, steel of another kiud was mnde
which would withstand the drills, and
again the safe-breuker was baft'led.
After fighting ineffectually with
their tools against the walls of these
newer safos, the snfe-brenkors—about
sixty-live years ago—figured it out that
the makers, in their effort to perfect
the wtills of the safe, had failed to
keep puce in the mutter of improving
the door of the safe. Aad the criminal
brain at once began to scheme ngninst
the door, whieh the safe -maker had
seemingly forgotten in his haste to
make the sides unassailable, Theu
came the era of the wedge. At this
stage of the tilt, the tiny cracks above
and beneath the snfe door were hit
upon as the lines of least, .resistance,
und, by the uso of mulTled Jmmniers,
tl rills nnd wedges, the sufe'h'reukers
managed either to break open the door
or, by widening the crack nbo.ve or below it. to insert saws nml separate it
from the bolts. No sooner hadthe criminal brain bit upon lhis method, how-
•ver, than its foe, the inventive brain,
lesigaed an interlocking door, seconded
by u series of protecting tlanges that
eliminated the dangerous cracks. With
the body of the snfe proper thus pro-
toffl ngiiitist his skill, the safe
breaker was again baffled, iiutil one
if his number figured out Hml. wli
the body of,the recoplucle'.itself Imd
been '-safeguarded iu every way by the
makers, the central object of-' the in
I lit ion- -the lock slill n amine! vui
ruble. And. as u result, the eru of
locknltnc'l. came'uboul. In those days
the lock was built out and w.|- a thing
apart from the body of Ihe safe. I|
alfordod a comparatively 'easy attack
for the criminnl ■brain, which .decided
that it wa- not to be opened, in the
manner in whicli a loch is usually opened, bid thai it was to be attacked as
Ull Object separate from (he body of
(he safe. Drills wee brought 'into
play, the lock spindles weie broken,
nnd the sale was npetted,. Then the
locks were made pnrt of the body of
the safe and. for Approximately ten
years, the safe makers laid Hie' safe
breakers   outwitled.
This brings us to aboul fifty years
ago; nml to the melodramatic beginning of the-more modem phase, of the
conflict, to. ilu' Introduction into Die
battle explosives "on lhe purt of the
criminal-:, lu thofporiod of ten years
during whicli the criminal bruin found
itself bonton by the scientific brain it
did not stop working, planning, experimenting and scheming; uud the result
of all its scheming took 'the form of
uitro glycerine. Here, again, wus nn
element the sul'e-iuaker of those days
had failed to take into consideration,
and for mnny a vour subsequently the
battle between tV two sides became
fiercer   and   more   complex   thnn   ever
thon thing ngainst the sturdy structures of steel thut tl;e safe-makers had
invented, the safe-breakers enlisted, by
way of what a  prominent snfe expert
sive. With the aid of drills whieh,
while they could uo longer make openings, still retained sufiicient strength
to mnke cracks in Hie safe, the explosive wus given a hold and the door of
the snfe subsequently forced out.
Where drills proved iiielVoctivo against
the metal the criminal brain discovered tlmt all that was necessary to cir
cumveiit the snfe -maker Was to scrape
off a liiie of the paint on the safe and,
nlong the scraped channel thus mude.
to '' soup *' t he explosive— Hint is, to
Work the nitru-glyceiine Into and down
the surface crack by menus of n hold
mnu ii fti>'tared from some such substance as damp clay, putty, or the like,
A third wuy was to pour the explosive
iu u crack, however tiny, near tho top
of the snfe door, iiml. by means of suction pump, to draw it down iuto the
If the snfe breakers believed that
they hud out wilted the safe makers
in turn for uny length of time, they
wen- doomed to disappointment, for
here again, as liefore, the scientific
brain out-gen oral lou them. Pnint wns
eliminated entirely from the surfaces
of the Safes und, tn addition, the walls
were mude, not of one species of steel,
but of iwo. Soft an.l hnrd stool, iu
alternate layers, that have now come
to the five-ply point und will break
the strongest drill, were tested and put
into effective use. Thus was the drill
beaten. Then the door was further
protected by making it, when closed,
a part of the solid, even snfe surface.
Kvery possible suspicion of crack was
thus covered. The airtight safe,
against wliidi the use of nilro glycerine
is practically impossible, sounded the
final death knell of Hie criminal brain
iu this oue pttrticiilnr direction. Further
protective nieusures iu snfe construe
tion were the grmiuu! thickening of the
walls; the invention of a safe con
strueted of one continuous plate with
round corners and concealed lock, resembling, in iis entirety, a big boiler;
the general use of chrome steel; aa iu-
erensiugly complex system of interior
arrangement, thut provides n double,
sometimes triple, protection, even if
the   outer   door   of   the  safe   hus  boon
opened;   a   locking   devi md   handle
covered by a plate with u-koy lock, in
addition, having a slip dial which mav
be removed and kept separate; spindles
built with oil's'ets, so that they can
neither be driven in nor pulled out;
and, finally, absolutely perfect inter
locking' door jambs that defy nxplo
si ves.
Appreciating that elVecfive obstacles
had been thrown in its way and that
it was well-nigh impossible to get into
the I libido ..f a safe from the outside
the criminal brain "uegau to l»y its'
plans towards getting into the inside
from the inside. And here still an
other phuse of the constnnl romance
presented itself. A number of y«.ura
ago two prospective safe breakers sac
cceded in obtaining employment in two
different safe factories, 'worked ovor
a period' of years iu the various do
partments, gained all the information
that they desired, and, subsequently
working together, managed to bafHe
the safe-makers by their skill in opeu
ing complicated sufes in different parts
of tho country. The police were ut a
loss to understand how the safes had
been opened, nnd only upon the appro
hension of the two men several years
Inter was it I on mod that tlio jobs had
not been "inside" ones, us wus origin
ally suspected, but had really been the
work of two men who had been tntti
ated into the mysteries of snfee.ml't,
and had put their knowledge to crimi
nal use. This pot the safe-makers ou
their guard, and an exceedingly com
plicated •system was immediately pni
into force, whereby not only was the
pedigree of every workman looked into
closely, but the work among the em
ployes wus so sopnruted thut no one
man or two men could guther enough
information about a safe to put it to
dangerous use afterwad. I'Vthomioro,
wheu un employe is discharged, or
ivhen he voluntarily leaves his position,
his actions ure watchod, and, all hough
the safe companies refuse to discuss
this particular point, it is a matter of
record that any former employe of a
-ale company, who is possessed of intimate Information regarding the sets of that company's safes, is kept
under constant surveillance. As un
illustration of the thoroughness with
wjdeh this is done, there muy be cited
the case of 'u former superintendent
f one of the principal safe companies,
who was discharged eight years ago for
atoxicatioti, who subsequently sought
md obtain ml a position a- superinleii
dent of un iron foundry in the Middle
Wost, win. hus now held (hnt position
for. lhe lust seven years, wlm has done
Ids work well, uud who is vet kept un
der the eye of n detective in the safe
company'- pay. Thoro is not the
slightest reason to doubt lhe man's in
legrify, but lis has been suggested by
lhe man V employer, who knows his
superintendent i* being watched, the
snfe company seems unwilling to take
the slightest  chance.
Those, then, are the main points thus
far in the tournament of wits between
the men who mnke Hie safes and the
men who have tried to unmake them. In
u lesser way. and not marking definite
steps in tbe struggle' between the for
COS of protection and the forces of as
sault, there have been resorts to such
trickery as was evidenced iu lhe case
of Hie famous robbery or the vault snfe
'of the National Bank of Northampton,
Massachusetts, thirty four years ago.
which the safe-breakers accomplished
principarly through a set of duplicate
keys that hnd been mude from impres
sinus laken of the original keys. But
robberies sach us tin"-.' are 'ui renlitv
only other forms of "inside" jobs,
such as already have been referred to,
ami ah- mil a part of ihe chronicle of
definite steps in the survey of the gen- '
eral snfe muker breaker struggle.
oudiiry   assault,"   the   explo-   seed again.
The total area under wheat iu Ans
tialiu this season will be 7,H07,llt!i.
acres, un increase of more thnn half
n  million  acres on last year's urea.
If there were bid Olio potuto iu the
world, a careful cultivator might pro-
dace I0>000,000,000 from it in ten
years, and thus supply the world with
Pertinent Personalities
Thtt when you put a
salve onto your child's skin,
it passei through the porn
and enters the Uood, just
as surely as if you put it
into the child's stomach ?
You would not put a
coarse mass of animal fat,
colored by various mineral
poisons (such as many
crude salves are) into your
child's blood by way of the
stomach? Then why do
so by way of the pores?
Take no rl ik. Use alwsrs Ihe
cure herbal essences provided Is
Zam-Buk. Zam-Buk contains
no trace of any animal oil or lat,
and no poisonous mineral coloring matter. From start to finish
It u purely herbal.
It will heal sores, ulcus, abices-
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quickly stops Ihe smarting oi a
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combination ol healing powerand
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have prov.d il.
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Zam-Huk Co., Toronto, /ursine..
William Maxwell Aitkeus, tho young Canadian member
in tho British House, who hna beeu accused by Sir Sanford
rleuihig of introducing high li ounce into the cement merger
of n couple of years ago, hns had a most remarkable cureor.
llis success haa been so instnntuncous nml so dazzling us to
to seem almost incredible. Son of a poor New Brunswick
Presbyterian minister] starting ut twenty as u lifo insurance
agent, before he wus thirty he wns u millionaire and one of
the lenders of Montrenl financial circles, nnd at thirty-one
n member of tho Imperial House of Commons. After his lifo
experience he became seeretnry for John V, Stairs, of Halifax, president of the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Co. But
Halifax was not large enough for him, and he moved to
Montreal uud within n few yenrs—nobody seems to know
just how or why—this young blue-nose was amongst the
front rank of Montreal's wealthy and very exclusive (I mm
ciers. lie developed wonderful organizing ability and mer
ffOJ funning wus his speciality. He merged ubout. everything
iu sight
lie is still so much of a boy that it is impossible to
really gbage his metatal calibre, Nobody can quite size up
whether lie is n (lash in tho pan er whether he is to be one
of the really great. Canadians of the day. A writer in the
Toronto (lluho recently hnd the following interesting pen
picture of him:
this intrusion, tbe pigs set up such a squealing that if any
one had run to seo what was thu matter I should have been
discovered at once. I hid ngain us soon as J recovered my
feet, but had to wait until the pigs were pacitied before
venturing to move from the gnrden. Thon to reach the
street I climbed a low wall. I had to beat a retreat quickly,
for a gendarme was just pussiug on his rounds und examining
the fastenings of the door below me. When he had gone 1
droppetl into the streot and breathed freely once more.
Sweating nnd almost exhausted with futigue, 1 hurried tu Hie
house, wliere I was to lind my horse, servant, nud guide/1
'He is a pleasant young man to talk to—has a nice way
with him, a voice und a manner of speaking tlmt begets con-
tub-nee, und a personality that somehow encourages immense respect for him, a respect altogether out of propor
tion to wlmt one ought to feel for such ti youth; thut kind
of respect which seems more in place if it were enkindled
by grey hairs ami a vouoruble mien. Physically speaking,
he seems to run to head; that is to say, his head gives you
the idea of having been moulded for a man of massive build,
instead of for one of rather slight physique. Although he
is of Scotch ancestry, his countenance is strikingly suggestive of the Teutonic type. He has very fair huir, and blue-
grey eyes, and, while vivacious iu conversation, nnd quick
to appreciate   humor, ho is of a serious cast of mind.
"With nil this rush of work, Mr. Aitken 1ms found time
to acquire a taste for thc rich man's sport of uutomobiling;
whilo in a quiet way ho has become Interested in charitable
A Standard Medicine.—Parmolee's
Vogetable Pills, compounded of entirely vegetable substances .known to have
,i revivifying and salutary effect upou
the digestive organs, , have through
yours of use attained so eminent a posi-
tlno that they rank as a standard medi-
ciae. Thc ailing should remember this.
Simple in their composition, they can
bc assimilated by the weakest stomach,
and are certain to have n healthful and
agreeable effect on the digestive organs.
War wat* waging between the two
v.iiiig daughters of the house, aged 12
ami ti, respectively. The older child
was reading, but she found time to
keep up the squabbling with her younger sister.
1 * Button nose, button nose,'' she
»aid teasingly, uud she pulled that
suuey tiirned-up member of the smaller
" 'Tisn 't, '(isn't! Ouch, you hurt!"
squealed the child.
"Children, children, will you step
that noise! 1 can't read a lino," expostulated the mother. "Now, Margv.
go play with some of your toys, and,
Polly, let yonr little sister alone."
Uargy retired to another part of the
room, but none of her playthings seem-
to afford her aniuseuieiit. She gave
ytiuruing glances towards her sister,
who was now intently reading. Mar-
cy could stand the truce no longer.
"Mother," she besought iu a whimpering voice, "please mako sister Polly
stop letting me alone."
lln mar (Irecn wood, the Canadian M.P. for Sunderland
... tho British House, is to be married next week, (irecn
wood sprang one of the surprises of theBritish elections when
he won Sunderland seat, which bud been regarded as hopelessly Tory. However, he is a very determined young man,
und, when defeated in York in 1906, he refused lo bo eon-,
idered in the down and out class us u politician.
He is looked upon as being in thc near cabinet class.
Toronto Varsity men of not so many yenrs ago' will remember Greenwood particularly for the famous Varsity
strike ho organized. A brilliant young fellow, mimed Tucker,
wns editor of tho students' paper called "Varsity" and in
thc impetuosity of youth he undertook to castigate editorially the faculty. That was the beginning of the trouble
which ended in Tucker and Greenwood organizing a sort of
revolution—thc Varsity strike. Tucker had finally to leave
the institution, completing his course at Sanford University, California. He was afterwards returned to Canada,
entering journalism, and was associate editor of Saturday
Night. He was a poot of considerable merit, and his untimely deuth a couple of years ngo, was regarded as a distinct loss to Canadian literature.
Tucker may have beon a hot head, but Greenwood was
very cool and collected, probably due to his training as an
athlete, for he was oue of tho best boxers at the university,
and was also oue of the best cricketers in Canada, lle is
probably the youogost cricketer who ever won a place on tho
Canadian team for the international match with the United
States. He was a student at Whitby Collegiate, only sixteen
years of age, when he was elected us one of the All-Canada
eleven, lle came nearly going on the stage instead of entering politics and law. At one time he was teaching in the
little village of Manchester, in Ontario county, when he,
with a neighboring teacher, collaborated in the writing of a
melo-drama of the blood and thunder variety. Greenwood
took the role of hero, and tbo drama wns produced before
tho biggest audience ever seen in Manchester, The people
if Ontario County still talk nbout that drama.
George Taylor, M.P.. is somewhat of a joker and hardly
ever makes a speech in the House without telling several
stories. The othor day he got after the Minister of Cus*
toins, Hon. Win. Patterson, and in the course of what he
called his "surgical operation" told a story about Sir John,
A. lie said that his daughter once asked him why he was i
culled a minister, lle never preached and she never saw
him pray, The premier explained that there were two kinds
of ministers—ministers of the gospel aud ministers of state.
"Oh! yes." said Miss MacOouald, "one helps people to
tho good place ami the other to the bad."
Mr. Taylor, careless of contradictions, said he understood
the Minister of Customs was both kinds of Minister, for hi
preached ou Sundays as well ns politicJd during the week
That led to the second story.
Tho poet, sings of the "deep, blue sea," but tho sea is
not always blue by any means. There nre any number of
colors to'be observed in tho oceans, and many interesting
facts have been gathered with  respect to them.
Tho Mediterranean and Caribbeau seas present the true
blue color, The extraordinary blueness of the tirst named
Ims been ussigned to two causes. Ono is that very few large
rivers ol' fresh water enter it; the other is that the Mediterranean, practically landlocked and exposed to powerful sun
light, hns the greatest evaporation of all sens. By acti .i
lest, it has been ascertained that the Mediterranean water
is heavier and saltier than the water of the Atlantic Ocean,
which is an important circumstance in the consideration of
the cause of its color.
Aside from blue and green, olher colors nre to be seen
in the world's seas and oceans. In January, 1009, a river
of yellow wuter, throe miles wide and of enormous length,
was observed running parallel with the Gulf Stream. It
stretched from Cape Florida to Cape Hntteras, and wns undoubtedly caused by some submarine upheaval, probnbly of a
volcanic nature,   It endured for some weeks.
In 11)01, off the California!) const, the sea turned almost
black. Tlm whole of Santa Cruz Bay assumed this extraordinary inky hue, and lishing came to au end. In this euse
no definite reason was ascertained for the phenomenon.
The dull-reddish tint that is seen in tho Bed S'ea, and
which has given that body of water its name, is said to be
due to tho presence of millions upou millions of microscopic
The Yellow Seu, of China, is supposed to owe its color to
the Hoods of muddy water that the great river pours into it,
but many scientists ure of opinion that the color is to be
ascribed to the living organisms that flourish in the waters.
Generally speaking, the blueness of sea water is in constant ratio to its saltiness. In the tropics the tremendous
evaporation induced by the blazing sun causes tho water
to be much more salt than it is in more northern latitudes.
Por about thirty degrees both north and south of the equator
the waters aro of un exquisite azure. Beyond tbese latitudes
the blue fades and the color becomes green, In the Arctic
and Antarctic oceans the greens are almost as vivid as the
blues in the tropics.
A unique but successful civil-service examination oe
e iir rod during tho Civil War. On a certain occasion the Con
federates were much in noed of a railway locomotive iii
order to operate their supply system. It was in 1864; they
had not the means to buy one, and their only hope was to
capture one.
A band of one hundred men was selected from Lee's
army, and placed under the command of a tall Georgian, who
hnd been a foreman of a stone-quarry, and was more or less
skilled iu the use of derricks and the like.
He took his men up into Maryland, and they tore up a
suction of the Baltimore & Ohio Railwuy tracks, tlagged the
first train, and, with nothing save plenty of rope, those one
hundred men carried the locomotivo fifty-two miles over hills,
across streams, through bogs and woods, until they struck a
line built, by the Confederacy. Then they ran the engine
down to Virginia.
When the president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railway
heard of this exploit he would uot believe it. He went out
ami personally inspected tho scone, went over the route, and,
seeing what had been dono, finally declared it the most wonderful feat in engineering over accomplished.
After the war he delegated a mau to hunt up the lender
who had superintended the removal of the locomotivo, and
on tho strength of that single exploit mude him rondmnster
of the entire system of road-beds.
"Any man that can pick up an engine with fishing-lines
and carry it over a mountain has passed his examination
with me." he said.
tt is a matter of history that Queen
Victoria's Coronation wns one of the
biggest muddles on record. Nobody
seemed to know what to do or how* to
do it, least of ull the child-Oueon, and
the perplexity probably made her de
termine to have no repetition oi such
a fiasco upon the occasion of any Other
public fn net ion. This detenni nation
has now become a tradition, and the
visit, of King George and Queou Mary
to the Abbey a short time ago to in
ipeet the arrangements and talk over
future plans was only an Indication of
the extreme care which is exercised liy
chief actors in this drama of Km
There must be uo hitch, such as King
i'eerge IV. experienced when liis par*
ieulnrly smart - looking Coronation
-lnt lies'would uot lit. Ilow mad thut
Koyal dandy must hnve been! Kvery
thing is rehearsed down to the in Iimt
est detail! and before the great da\
every soldier, sailor, policeman, door
koe por, scullery •maid, aad stable boj
wilt know what Ins or her place is.
equally with the l.onl Chamberlain, the
Archbishop of Canterbury, and tbfl
King's Champion.
Evon   the   crenm   ponies   wii!   know
their duty, and probably do it well. An
amusing   sight    may   be   seen   by   the
privileged  visitor any  morning  if  he
enters   the   courtyard    of   the    Koyal
Mews,    lle will he amazed tn see the
' 'sacred''   steeds   probably   drawing   a
I'urnilnre-van  loaded   with  nil sorts of
lake weight, and a horde of laughing,
a poring children wagging fltiys in their
aees and kicking up a prodigious din
with   kettle-drums,   whilst   the  grooms
estride them us postilions are probably beating huge drums nt the same
time in Imitation of booming, cannon.
Even   cream   horses   can' stand   auy
kind  of  noise after a  daily  rehearsal
like this.    Nothing siiort of an earthquake, a water-spotit, or an avalanche
would    upset    their   equanimity,   and
these things are md common in White
hull and the Mall.
But this is only preliminary to going
daily over the actual route. This is
like the 'Varsities coming to the
Thames at Putney a week or two before the boat race. Harnessed to a
van, they go in early morning half-a-
dozen times over the actual route of
the Coronation procession, and are specially tried and tested at the corners.
It is very unlikely, therefore, that they
will "bolt" with the King and Queen
Coronution Day.
A good flomach
and a merry toul are
which, toy Abbey's
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Sold everywhere.
long tlmt mui I had
Irlptl ncnrly every kind of medicine
whru a ticichlior lold uie to ute
Krndnir* Sj'arin Curt, which I did
and a tried wtndtrlully."
Kendall's Spavin Cure l» no
untried experiment, but It the world'*
standard remedy fur all Swellings,
Soft Hunches und l,aiiieiiesniu horse
and mail.
I'sed the world over for 40 yean.
Kvery fanner, stockman, eipreu*
man,   livery  proprietor  and  hone
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ulw.iys 011 hand,
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There are toes on a horse's hoof just
us there are on the foot of a human being or on the foot of any animal thnt
roseinbles the human foot. Furthermore a horse hns "toenails." The
Horn of the hoof grows in pretty mueh
the same way that a toe-nail does.
The growth of the hoof is more rapid tn unshod horses than in the case
of those wearing shoes, ft grows still
moro rapidly in tho euse of horses that
are well groomed and woll fed. Gen-
orally speaking, however, the horn
grows about one-third of au inch each
Hind hoofs grow faster than fore
hoofs. Tho toe of the hoof being the
longest part, it takes longer for the
horn to grow entirely down in from
eleven  to  thirteen   months,  while   the
One of the commonest complaints
of infants is worms, und the most effective application for them is Mother
Graves' Worm Exterminator.
heel will grow down in from three to
live months,
As the new horn grows nut, uny
racks or defects in the old gradually
work down to where they may be cut
(df, just as in thc case of the growth
of human nails one can wutch the pro
gress of a bruise from the root to the
Each of King George's sons will receive  $50,000  n  year  from  the  Civil
attaining   his   majority,   and
1 year at
On the St. Lawrence, somewhere in Leeds county, where
Mr. Taylor has spent his life, except during tho twenty-nine
sessions of Parliament he has attended, several churches
bought lots on the rlvor front for su miner cottages uud
Damping grounds. A Presbyterian and a Baptist Minister
hired a Scotch boatman for n couple of hours' fishing.
The lirst fish caught was of a kind unfamiliar to the
preachers. One thought it was a suiitlsh, the other guessed
it to be a moon fish. They appealed to the boatman, who
professed reluct it nee tn decide between representatives of
different denominations. Midden to igaor elesiiisticnl distinctions, he said:
"We call them Baptist Ilsh around here."'
"Indeed!   Why?" said the Baptist.
" Because they turn bad so soon after they come out of
the wnter," was the reply.
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'ntnam's Painless Corn Extractor mv
iier causes pain nor discomfort, lis
junto, you hoc, tells a story; keep it ia
ight. here it is: Put nam's Painless
torn Kxtructor. .Sold by druggists,
rice   Ufic.
Tlw one f«m#d, thai poiHIveh cum
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wu not
. B. (MM, of 86 1'etirl St., ;
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diary   which   Hia/.  lias alwavs
If President Dia/ has to escape from Mexico, as smut
papers have been predicting, it will be no new procedure on
his part. His escapes in the past have been many and novel
and one of these, from the convent prison in I'uebln, when
he was held by the French soldiers of Maximilian, " Emperor
of Mexico," wus us long ago as September
following uccount. taken from "Tl * '
eo," is an extract from the
"It was at night . . . Almost breathless. I reached
the roof of the chaplain's house, just us a young mau who
lived there entered fey the door, lle probably came from the
theatre, for he was gaily humming uu air. I waited until he
hml reached his room, Shortly afterward, he came out with
ti lighted taper, nml actually walked iu the direction win
1 wus crouching. Fortunately, I was well concealed.
an interval, he went baek to the house; probably it w
a few minutes, but minutes seemed hours to me
Visiting-cards are held to have originated with the
Chinese] who, from the earliest times, have observed the
greatest ceremony in their use.
Curds play an Important role in Chinese courtships,
When a Chinese young man desires to marry, his parents
communicate the fact to a professional match-maker, who
3t onee runs over in his mind the eligible young women of
his acquaintance, and selects the one he thinks will make the
most fitting bride. He, ov, us sometimes is the case, she
will then call upon the young woman's parents, unned with
the prospective bridegroom's card, whereon ure written his
ancestral history, name, and the dnte of his birth. If the
suit prove acceptable, the bride's enrd is sent in return; and
if the prophecies for the wedding are good, the particulars
Of tlte engagement are written on two large red cards, and
sent to the friends of each family.
Tho royal personages of to day have their visiting curds,
just as Imve their .subjects; but iu some eases they differ
widely in the mutter of size. The fiernian Emporor, for
instance, believes iu being siillicieiitly represented, oven on
his can). No ordinary sized piece of pasteboard witl
suffice for Wilhelm. llis cards are the largest in Kurope,
nnd utmost vio with those used by tho mandarins of China.
They measure 110 less than six inches iu length and four iu
width.   On the upper line is the single word " Wilhelm,"
below are the words " Pcufscher Kaiser" and " Konig
von Preussen." The words are printed ia large, fat letters
in German script.   The Emperor does not, of course, carry
i' imposing sheets of pasteboard himself
eacii  daughter $30,000
majority or marriage.
M.  Santos-Oumont  will  never  mnke
flight unless he carries with him a
mascot in the shape of it small medal,
which was given to him by a French
The King of Spain is the only mon
arch who does not sign his name. He
merely signs his edicts, "Vo el Kev"
—"I, the King."
Of J,131 aliens naturalized in Britain
last. year. 300 were Russians and 3*7
Hermans; while of the whole total 408
settled   iu   London.
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The other sovereigns of Kurope nre content with more
modest visiting curds, with the words upon them in Latin
script. Among the more modest in size ure those ot' the
Him peror of Austria*Kuugartv and the King of Spain.
; onlv
-  -      under such
When I thought lie hud been a sutlieieut time
in his room to have got to bed, perhaps to have fallen lislco)
1 crept to the roof, und walked from there to the San Roqtl
"Exactly at. this corner of the room there is 1
itatne of Suiiit VI neon to Ferrer, wliich I intended t
us,, of In securing my rope. Unfortunately, the sa
lered when I toadied hint. However, I thought lie p
had Oil irim support siunowltero to keep him up. but fo
ir safely I only secured the rope uroiiud the bitfio
ledeslal. which formed the angle of the building,
"1 wus afraid that If I descended straight into tl
t tilts corner I might I
1 stom
1 iiiaki
nt tot,
• great
nf the
by the si
down my rope.
ile nf  tlie  lions.
  the advantage
I   reached the second tin
vide wull, and, slipping <
;i pig-sty.
._. n dreot
Iti by some passer-by in the act of
I  thoreforo determined to go down
away from tho main streot, which
if some shadow. Alas! by the time
r my foot missed their grip 011 the
awn on the garden side, f landed in
v daggor tirst
rkort.    Then  I
fell from
belt ami
among the
ed among
armed   al
The papers recently announced tho death at Paris of M.
riaiuond, a clever  I*'1011 eh engineer, who, it is claimed,  in
'llted   in    1880   the   first    incandescent   gas-mantle.       Thc
papers also go  nn  to  inform us  lhat  dnring the lust   few
mrs of his life M. Clomoild was ut work 011 another important problem--the economic separation for business use
of the oxygen and nitrogen iu the atmosphere, probably in
connection with the fanciful theories of nitrogen power of
wli it'll so mueh has been said of late years. VI. Clantolld
has died, however, without communicating the result of hi
investigations to the world, uud so. may he
secret has died with its discoverer.
There nre many such secrets that have boi
ferity. Iteeontly it was recorded how Profi
attempting to manufacture artificial stones by
yot   another
' tin
ds of  his own  luvoutloi
though nt the present timi
of making imitation dian
luee.l   by   nnv   of   these
made  of  old' French   pa
iMitirely   lust.    Ho   ported
that  even  the  oxport   I'm
tingulshlng  thom  fron
dd paste diamonds are
liamond.   The   secret
mystery that we have not re s
write 11 f.w letters and pnreh
fnr back as 1003, vet with.
has faded to a brown, and iu
to bo almost  indiscernible.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 24,    1911.
What the Editor has to say.
The city lock up is, to put it mildly not a credit to the
city, and the sooner the council se^ fit to build another, or
at any rate close up the present one,   the better.
The cell is not fit to put any human being into, and th
alley way which leads up to the cell door positively stinks, and
no wonder, when one takes iuto  consideration the use that is
frequently made of it.
The minimum penalty for any infringement of the Bush
Fire Act is $50. The Government is determined to put a sto]
to open disregard of the act.
Our information received from an authoritive source is to
the effect that a Dominion election this fall is an abso ute ce
The Post office in Canada has a million dollars surplus,
and yet this city has a postal sevice that is a positive disgrace.
This district is represented in the Dominion House by the
Hon. Wm. Templeman.
The Ledge remarks that just one king  is  necessary for a
coronation but it takes two to open a jack pot.
The political situation in Canada has seldom been so disturbed as it is at pretent. To begin widi no Canadian Pran'i-
isr has been so criticised in England as has Sir Wilfred Laurier on the occasion on his present visit. The British press has
discovered the sauve Canadian Premier and the name which
one newspaper has given him, "Mr. Facing-both-ways," will
stick to hiin as long as he lives.
When it was discovered that the Premier was in trouble
- iu England owing to the fact that he did not understand the
reciprocity agreement, and could not explain its terms, and
when it was learned that he had cabled for Mr Fielding to come
over and help hiin, there was the usual chorus of official denial, of denial and expostulation. It was given out that Mr.
Fielding had gone to Europe for a rest.
It was a mighty rush for a man going to a rest. Most
folk rest in some other fashion, And it is possible to rest iu
That the Government has prepared its plans for a sudden
appeal to the people shows anything may be expected at any
momenf. The Voters' List are now being printed at the Government Printing Bureau. Men are working night and day,
and the lists will be ready in two mouths, —Ex,
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it not only fits In the beginning, but keeps its shape alwayt
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localise the shrinking snd stretching
i hii'h cause slun's U, lose their shape
rn prevailed hy the wny we make
hem. The lenther while moist is
iretrhcd tight over the Usls which
■lies eut all the stretch, then they
n ..Unwed to llo AIX 'heir nv\ .
• inking on these same lu.its, when
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Although tht great Bankrupt Sale which necessitated us to repeating clou
the doors in faces of the tremendous throng that clamored for admittance. Store
crowded to itt utmost capacity Saturday and far into tht night that kept tht tin
sales people on the go extended to thtir /ull capacity to supply th* many wants of
the tnmeitdous throng that had congregated hire; tht ettraordinary and marvel
out bargains that prevail htrt electrified tht entire crated: Clothing, furnishingi
hats.liools, shoes, jewell ry tte. etc., wunever sold before so chtwp. Wl *s wholt-
sale slaughter of she world't finest merchandise; btlow tu. tl few priett that prevail at the great bankruyt salt that it tune going on full iwing itt largs building
formerly occupied by tha bowling alley, near tht post office. Don't delay, art
quickly. Sale positively ends Friday, Jun* SOth, at 10p. m., th* day before Dominion Day.
Fine suit of Men's or Youths' Clothes, all to match $.1.95
A line Suit of Men's or Youths'Clothes, all to match.puaitive
ly worth to tl-'.OO or your mouey refunded at any
I ime during this sale.    5.95
Men's Suits in high grade dark Silk Mixed Cheviots; Iwst for
business wear.   Reg. Hale piice 6.85
Not whnt we  ssy here,  but the values themselves will shout
the loudest for this sale—values like thesf   18.00 pure
Sill, and Worsted Sum, hundreds uf them included, and
money hack for gm incut* returned.    Prices to
18.00.    Bale price 8.05
Men's Shirts, prices 75c. to 1.00.    Side price 35c
Men's Shirts, white  and fancy patterns, price 1.50 and 2.00
Sale price (. 95c
Men's Underwear, worth 50c.    Sale priee 30c
Men's and Ladies' Handkerchiefs,  hemstitched, white or
fancy border; wurth 10c to 25c.    Sale price 3 fur 10c
Silk Tics worth 60c.    Sale price 15c
Boys' and Men's Lsce Boots; every pair guaianteed for good
wear.   Many of this lot are worth 3.00.   Now 95c
Men's Pants, worth to 2.50     Now ,' 950
Men's Pure Worsted Trousers, worth 4.00 and 5.00, made in
the up-to date styles and costliest worsteds, fancy stripes
nnd checks.    Bale price 2.46
Mens Wool Socks, worth 60c.    Sale price 20c
Gloves 60c i' 11.00 vals.   Now J5o
Ties, nil col is 25c.    Sale price 6o
5.00 Cardigan Jackets 1 65
Now going on in the larce building on Dunsmuir Avenue
formerly occupied by the bowling alley.
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Of the groat army of cigarette smok
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baa nothing to do witli rico, but is
made from tho membranes of tne
breadfruit tree, or, moro commonly, of
line new trimmings of bas or hemp.
So light is this paper that 600 of tho
tiny sheets bo to make au ounce. They
arc perfectly combustible and give off
tho minimum of smoke. Before being
rolled with tobacco thoy ara analyzed
to prove that they are free from nil
roletorious Ingredients and that thoy
contain nothing but the purost paper
Under jthe Butter and Margarine Act
ot 1907,' 1,831 "fancy names" Cor
margarine and forty-four names for
mixtures (,f buttor and milk have been
approved by the Hoard of Agriculture.
What is regard od by skilled artisans
ag the smallea porfoct glass bottlo oven
hln wn has just beon turned out by
Kobert Gillespie, one of tho blowers of
the Whltall-Tatom glass works in Mill-
ville, New Jersey. Tho tiny bit of
glass is not much larger than a kernel
of corn, but is in every way perfect,
including a ground stopper. Gillespie
was at in fin iti> pains to produce the
curiosity, whicli, compared with a 110-
gallon carboy, such as is turned out at
the same works, would bo about like
a fly against an elephant. Indeed, a
common house-tly could barely crowd
into the Gillespie bottle.
Tho Philadelphia police force, now
boasts tho possession of a millionaire
policeman. This is Mr. Kdward T.
Btonosbury, tbo well-known financier
and sportsman, and a partner of Mr.
Anthony J. Drexel. He has beon sworn
ih an a special policeman by the Chief
of Police of Philadelphia, as a mark
of the force's appreciation of his generous donation to the police funds.
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A Huston womnn, wlio attained nmoli
prominence in tlio campaign for woman's suffrage, onco bui3 at a public
meeting tliut alio thought T. B. Al-
(liii'h was effeminate, Tho remark was
repeated to Aldrich ns a jokoj whero*
Upon he vory dryly remarked:
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An unfortunate man gained access
to a rich nobleman, llo depicted liis
misfortunes and bis misery hi so moving n manner that tho noble lord, with
tears in bis oyos and bis voioo choked
with  sobs, called to the servant:
"John, put tbis poor fellow out into
tho street;  he is breaking my heart."
During speaker Thomas B. Heed's
Inter years he wont ono night witb a
companion to tho Portland Olub, where
they ljung their cloaks in the cloakroom and spout the ovoulug talking
politics. Whon they went to got their
overcoats on leaving, Keed's friend
Unjust his hand in the pocket for his
gloves and pulled out a pockotbook
that was not his and wbieb some ono
had put in thero bv mistake.
"What shall 1 doll1 bo asked Keed.
"If 1 go around the club with a poo-
kotbook ia my hand it will look
"That's all right," said Keed.
"Keep tho pockotbook and sot tlio coat
again; we'll go back in the smoking'
Manager Gub Hartz, the theatrical
man, was standing near the opera-house
box otlice, wben one of tho panhandlers
who had entered tne lobby approached
bim, and, holding out on addressed and
sealed envelope, bogged for the price
of a postage stamp.
'It's for me muddor, boss," he sniveled. "Youso wouldn't turn down er
guy fer de price or do stamp, would
"Never," said the manager, deftly
grasping thc envelope and tiirowing it
through the box ofllce window. "Here,
Pred," addressing himself to Treasurer Fred Coau, "stamp this and havo it
The velocity of the proceeding fairly
tool: the panhandler's breath nway.
Then, backing away to where his partner awaited him, ho whispered, "Nothln' doing, bo—the guy's wise."
Jack London, at a publisher's dinner
in New York, said of industry: "The
boy who starts at the bottom iu some
big concern thinks all he needs to do
is to work his very best and then his
employer will raise him up till, finally,
he is made general manager.
"As a matter of fact, tbe truth lies
nearer Lawson's case.
" 'Lawson,' said the head of a rich
firm, 'I have noticed that you work
with amazing zest. No detail of the
business is too small to escape you.
No task is too hard. You are first to
arrive in the morning, you are the last
to leave at "
" 'Oh, thank you, sir; thank you,
sir,' cried Lawson, expecting his salary
to  bo   doubled.
" 'Hence, Lawson,' his employer ended with a snarling laugh, 'T'll ask you
to dig out the first of tho month. It
is men of your calibre who got a business down pat and then go and start
rival establishments in tho next
block.' "
Harry Lauder, who really, cares
no more for a dime than his- right
eye, was walking up Broadway
one afternoon during liis recent trip
to New York. With him was a young
lady, u friend of the family.
As Lauder and his companion came
opposite a florist who bad a particularly tine display of (lowers outside
his Btore, where the fragrance reached
everyone, the young woman instinctively stoppoil and. looking longingly
at the display, said:
"My, but don't they smell sweet/"
"That they do," said Lauder, "let's
stand here n while and smelt them."
A story is told of a rivor man. who,
while working on a log drive, fell into
the  water.
IL' struggled for a while and at last
dpiizy and nearly exhausted, managed
to grasp a big lug and bold on to it.
Thr- current wits so strong and swift
thai it carried liis body under tho log
until his foet stuck out on the other
.lust as a comrade grabbed bim by
the shoulders llo caught sight of his
own foot protruding on tho other side
of the log.
"I can hold on a bit longer!" tie
gasped. "Have the poor fellow that's
iu bond tirst, if you can,"
A ruraltto approached the clerk in
a pawnshop and. looking all about him,
" Keep  telescopes here?''
"Ves, sir," roplled the clerk, "wnnt
to see some?''
The mnn nodded and the salesman
noon returned  with n  spy  glass.
"Here's tho bosl ilno we have iu the
The stranger looked nt the glass in
disgust a moment, tl  he blurted:
"That 's a title thing to put clothes
In, isn t it.' Do you take me for a
burlesqno actress.
Miss Kllen 'Perry, at u farewell luncheon in New Vork. paid her respects to
the   harem   skirt.
"tf it's pretty and becoming, let's
welcome it," she'sabl, "for if it's pretty ami becoming it will stay, whether
we welcome it or not.
"I hate ignorance and bigotry, even
in the matter of the harem skirt. The
other dav a pretty girl in riding dress
was stonod and hissed- -the people took
her skirt for tho harem skirt.
"That was sheer Ignorance, As had
as the Kolioolbonril kind. Then! was
a quarrol among the school board men
once iti K«so\ town, and an official Prom
London was sent down to settle it. The
Official gathered tho board about him.
He said he would hear the chairman
" -Whal.  Mr. Cbairmnn,' bo • began,
' Wns the cruise of the i|iinrrel. "
" 'Well, you see, sir,' snid the chair- \
mnu, 'we had nu argument over spel
Iin* and 1 wroto—to—'
" 'Vou're u liar!' broke in another
board mau.   'Vou can't write!' "
Bishop    Woodbridge    of    Kentucky,
was discussing the Southern mountain
oors, among whom he had lived nnd
worked for many years. The question
of family feuds was brought up, and
the Bishop related the following anecdote:
"A certain family had attended a
reunion, which terminated in u free-
for-all tight. The offenders were taken
before the local justice of the peace,
who questioned an old woman as to tbo
particulars-of the fight. Her description was typical of tho mountaineer's
attitude toward strife and bloodshed.
" 'Well, judge,' she said, Mem Lewis gdt irfto' an argument with Hank
Hudds; -Buddfl smashed .loin over the
bead with n stick of cordwood, bursting his head open. Then Jem 's brother
siasht'd Hank up with a butcher knife,
und Lou Hurry shot bim through the
log. Larry Stover went ut Lou with
an axe, and then, judge, we juat nnt
orally got to lighting.' "
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THK most, important deal mado in
Canada, In professional sport, during the present yenr was the sale
of the Franchise of the Capitals of Ottawa, to Sam Uilsky. This transaction
may have an important, bearing on tho
club which will be the next challenger
for the Mirito cup. It has been an open
secret for years that the reason for the
poor showing of the Senators has boen
t.ho lack of harmony among thc mon
and dissension in the executive. , All
this will be now done away witb, as
with Uilsky at the bead and'Alf Smith
as coach, the phtyors will havo to toe
tho mark or bo content to sit on tho
grand stand. With strict discipline
and the signing of younger aud more
enthusiastic players in line, there is no
reason why the Capitals should not
bo strong factors in the race for tho N.
L. V. championship. »
By the way this man Uilsky is some
sport. While still in bis 20's, he has
been prominently identified with amateur sport for over a decade, although
he never has competed himself. He
has donated cups for all kinds of sports,
medals for the trackmen, has beon
pwsident of thc Kmmett Hockey Club
in the capital for seven or eight years,
and chairman of the sports committee
of St. Pntrick'» Athletic Club on many
occasions, He follows hockey, baseball
and lacrosse with equal zestt and while
persous of his nationality are charged
with being always after the coin, yet
he is in the sport for the love of it,
and has always been witling to. spend
his money to promote amateur athletics.
Tbe cork-cored baseball is tbe subject of much talk and discussion in
leagues throughout the continent, and
opinions differ as to whether the innovation is advantageous to the sport
or not. The Maroons, however, are well
satisfied with the sphere as it is. Only
Inst week there were 91 hits made in
the National league games, and on the
same date 80 were pulled off in thc
American. Tt is asserted by the opponents of the cork core, ball that the
pitchers do not have tho control they
once had, and that the batsmen hit freely for tbis reason, aud to the fact that
the ball has more life to it than the old
make. The lovers of free and open
batting and fast fielding are well sat
isfied to bave a bang-fast at any old
timo, should errors be not too frequent.
Jerry Kdmunds, claimed by the Maroons as being on last year's reserve
list and who has joined tho Hamilton
Club of the Canadian league of Ontario, has laid his caso before Secretary
Farrell of the national commission, and
expects to win out. Edmunds asserts
that according to tho rules ho should
have been tendered his contract before
March 1 of this year, while Winnipeg
did not send it until April 1. lle lias
been sent a number of telegrams recently fo report, but sends word that
he will be allowed to play in Hamilton.
Kdmunds is considered by the sporting
writers of the Ambitious City tn be the
strongest player on the team, and they
are loth to lose hint. Should any difficulty arise it is understood that tho
Maroons will accept ji cash bonus for
the release of the sturdy catcher and
utility   Holder.
Tho intelligence comes from Vancouver that Lester Patrick, one of the
promoters of the all-star ice hockey
team at the coast was aftor Newsy La-
londe six hours, after that worthy
reached the coast city. Lalonde was
not signing contracts just so far ahead,
and turned the offer down, preferring
to hold with Con .lones for the present.
The incident, however, goes to show
that artificial ice skating palaces at
fhe coast are not so much of a dream
as eastern sport writers tried to make
out. Patrick is a clover loader, ami if
he is starting to sign men now, tlio
league and the rinks are almost assured.
It would now appear that the coast
lacrosse league will, as in past seasons,
consist ol' but two clubs—the Vancouver and the Miato cup holders. The
N'orih Vancouver team were lead to be
Move that they would be accepted as
mem tiers if tliey should show senior
class. This they essayed to do last
week, Imt failed miserably, being de
tented by a twelve to three score by
Westminster. This result practically
precludes tho organization bolng admitted, to senior company. A two club
league is never as interesting as u
larger body, bnt a weak team pitted
against two strong ones would only
spell  financial loss to all three.
e most drastic actions ever
athletic body against one
hers has just taken place
where the local Varsity
expelled a youth who re-
iv for his college loam at
d then figured in tho line-
ipposing nine a few days
as been denied admittance
dball court—tbo athletic
is had his membership card
Corns are caused by tho pressure of
tight boots, but no one need bo troubled
with them long when so simple a rem-
oily a- llollnwav's Com Cure is available.
nf tin
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movement townrd faster and better ball
will be inaugurated. He, along with
many easterners now residout iu Winnipeg, do not see why this province
should not have u team capable of not
only challenging for the Minto Cup,
but also of having a chance to lift the
taken from him, Further than this, ho
will not be recognized iu tho records
of the university in the future. This
is undoubtedly severe punishment, and
is unprecedented in college nnnuuis.
He must also suffer the contumoly of
his classmates—and any one wbo has
attended college or university knows to
what limit a student will go when ho
considers bis college spirit haa beon
Well, I guess that warm stuff that
Jim Flynn banded to Mr. Kaufman will
hold big AI for a while. For a good
while we havo been hearing of Kaufman as a heavyweight champion, but
bo never had the clnss and never could
get it. It is one of the mistakes that
thoso big beggars fall into Mint, their
size will get them in on the chimpion
ship eqj oE the game ntnl most of 'on
can't get flint notion ont of their heads
it takes a good boating to knock it
And by all accounts, that is just wbat
Mr. Flynn handed to .Mr. Kaufman. By
having long arms and a half-barrel of
strength, at least, Kaufman hold Flynn
away for a while, but when the fireman
got his Irish up, it was all off for the
big man—long arms need abnormal
power to keep them good, nnd very few
pairs of these long nrms aro gifted
that way—Kaufman's aren't, and not
many others are. We see groat stress
laid on this long nrm business by sports
writers, and at first glance it looks nil
to the flaky pastry. One man's reach
is three inches longer than anothor'»—
ergo, the long armed man will beat the
othor fellow to it, because he will reach
him while Sir Shortarm is still three
inches away from his lauding spot. If
the long armed mnn is a wonder as to
his arms, this goes; but not many arc
wonders. Nature bauds out a lot of
this abnormal stuff, but she most always forgets to come through with thc
fimshing touches. Thc longer the
stretch, the weaker the stretched, un
less compensating reinforcements are
made along the way and that's whore
these long limbs fall down—they lack
the quality of muscle and sinew which
they neod to keep them up to the breaking test standard of the shorter-limbed
Boi) Fit/.immons was an example of
what Nature can do when she chooses.
Bob's 'legs looked like the supports
under one of those windmill tanks—
long and spidery and likely to break
down under the strain. Like the steel
in the windmill supports. Bob's muscles
wero of quality stock aud htR light legs
wore what mado it possible for the
freckled one to be three champions in
one. It is the same quality of muscle—
and mind—that enables skinny men to
be good baseball pitchers now and
again, but it won't do to figure that
all the. shining ones are good, or that
every man with long arms will beat any
man whose arms are short; the dope is
wrong, and it's about time that baseball men and scrap artists wakened up
to the fact. Of course. t|io wise ottos
have, but there's a good few who
haven't and never will until somo Fireman  Flynn  gets to them.
And say, look here: Wo shall have to
chain up our Tony now; he'll be frothing at the mouth Por'a chance to get
at Kaufman. Tony did quite as woll
with Flynn as Kaufman did—wasn't
so badly beaten up, anyway—and he'll
bo dead sure that Kaufman is made to
order for him. However, since Tony is
to be n Canadian, it will bo our duty
to seo that ho is kept sane and sensible
and modest and dignified—just as we
all are. It may be some contract to do
all this—as it is with some others of
us—but it is our duty, ami. wo over
list to the call of duty, eh? what?
There has been n sud lack of encouragement to thoso wlio in the past
desired to follow the national game In
the city, while residents here have
sacrificed money on the American national game of,-baseball; and while in
tbe (daily papers columns and pages
have been given to that line of sport;
and while results of old country games
could be heard of easily, tho results of
tin* games for the world's championship between Montreal and Westminster could not bo learned of afterwards.
The result is that whilo the schoolboys
know the points of baseball, yet the
writor witnessed some weeks ago, when
there was a .schools lacrosse league
match on, the incident of boys asking
where third defence was and what position was inside homo. Thoy bulked on
one side of centre as iu a football
match, proper education nf tho youth
to bollovo thai their own national game
is taster and more scientific than any
other sport in the world should he inculcated   into thom.
The clubs interested in lacrosse in
Manitoba aro to have a tournament at
Fortage la prairie on May 24th, and
the devotees of the sport look forward
to this event, to be the means of starting a real llvo revival in the national
game. All the clubs represented in the
tournament will lime delegates at the
mooting to be hold on that dny, and
judging from reports from various
points, it is almost certain that an association formed on the lines of the C.
L. A. will bo inaugurated. It is thought
by President Umphries, of the Western
Canada league, to have at least thirty
clubs  in organized  play, and  that the
At the Board of Review, National
Trotting Association, mooting which,
was held at New York this weok, Captain David Shaw.'of Cleveland, Ohio,
was charged witb paying -WOO for
"belli'' in the Transylvania at Lexington, Ky., last year. Only two witnesses were examined, A. M. Hamilton, of
Wheeling, W. Va., who was part owner
of Joan, and A. J. Keating, the presiding judgo at Lexington. The tatter
testified that he considered the best
horse won tbe race and ttie wonder is
that he was ovor called at all to give
evidence. To admit anythiug different, would lie like driving nails iuto
his own eoflln and this same A. ,1. Keating is not crazy.
Hamilton's testimony was to the effect thnt Shaw, in giving an accounting at the end of the season, rendered
a bill of expense which included an
item of $500 for "help*' in said race.
If Hamilton is iu possession of such an
account from Shaw and it is proven
the latter was aware of its contents,
then there is some cleansing to be done
by the Hoard of lloview.
Helping is not a new thing on tho
harness horse tracks. It was practised
at Port Erie and i\t Columbus last year,
when the Winnipeg mare, Merry Widow, 2.0:.;J.'| wns beaten, but uo action
was taken by the otiicinls. Tf Shaw is
guilty, the punishment should be such
that, others will be slow to adopt the
same tactics and tho result will bo better Tacing.
The Hackney Horse Society had the
question of opening the stud book to
animals bred iu Canada, United States
and other countries before them at
their last meeting. The proposal affects only animals descending from
stock already registered here, but the
whole subject was referred to the
special committee to be considered in
nil its bearings, and no decision will be
come to until the committee reports.
Another proposal of more than usual
importance will come before the next
meeting. Notice of a motion has boen
given to close the stud book to alt but
animals descended from registered parents. What the attitude of members
will be I cannot guess, but the motion
is in direct antagonism to a feeling
very common a few years ago that an
infusion of more Thoroughbred blood
was desirable. Less has been hoard
of the subject recently, and it muy be
In its initial stages a cold is a local
ailment easily dealt with. But many
neglect it and the resnlt is often the
development of distressing seizures of
the bronchial tubes ami lungs that render life miserable for tlio unhappy victim. As a first aid lliere is nothing in
the handy medicine line sn certain in
curative results as Richie's Anti-Con-
Biimptivo Syrup, the far-famed remedy
for colds and coughs.
Mrs.  Forrester   had   Rheumatism   and
other Kidney Diseases for two yeara,
but Dodd's Kidney Pills made her
Dinsmoro, Sask.. May 22 (Special)
—One more of the pioneer women of
Saskatchewan, relieved of pain and
Buffering by Dodd's Kidney Pills, has
given her statement for publication in
order that other suffering women may
profit by her experience. This time
it is Mrs. John Forrester, well known
end highly respected in this neighborhood.
"My trouble staited from a severe
cold,'' M rs. Forrester stntes. '' My
sleep was broken and unrefreshiiig. I
perspired freely at the slightest exertion. I had pains in mt fnck and
Rheumatism developed, frrtn which I
suffered for two years.
"I do not need to tell you that 1
was far from being a1 well woman
when I started to use Dodd's Kidney
I'ills. But now I am thankful to say
my troubles are gone. I recommend all
suffering women to use Dodd's Kidney  Fills."
Suffering women can learn from ttie
experience of others that the one sure
way to health is to cure their Kidneys, and Dodd's Kidney I'ills always
cure the Kidneys.
Canal Worker's Experience
Some time ago 1 camo to this place
to work ou the canal and through inclement weather and exposure contracted tho worst kind of neuralgia. The
puin would fill my forehead so that I
couldn't see; it was awful. 1 went tt
a druggist in town nml was advised to
uso a 50c. bottle of Nerviline. That
was the best medicine 1 ever got, I will
always recommend Nerviline for any
ache or pain. It is so strong and penc
trnting it is bound to cure.
(Sigued)        A, K. Oiorgi,
Trenton, Ont.
Doctors will tell you that nothing
but the purest and most healing anti
septic drugs are used in Nerviline—
that's why it so safe for goneral f»
mily use for the baby as well ns the
parent. If you haven't tried Nerviline,
do so now—your neighbors aro almost
sure to know of its manifold merits
and uses.
that the pendulum of opinion hus
swung to tin1 other side. It should be
remembered, however, lhat the Hark
ney is not what it was half a century
or more ago. The old Norfolk cob was
quite a different type. Whether the
change has boen for the better or the
worse I shnll not presume to say, but
it wus brought about in great measure
by introducing alien blood, and ns the
Yorkshire Hackney hns for many years
beeu predominant, it may be taken
that breeders believe it it to be an im
provemout. Had there boon a closed
stud book in these former days, the
Hackney would tint have beeu the same
to-day,' and it might bo asked, why
should wo deny in modern breeders Ue
opportunities for constructive bruitd
ing that was open to those generally
Mgarded—outside Norfolk at least—
as impTovers of the Hacknoyf
Tho French army is interested ia a
new method for waterproofing fabrics
which is claimed to be superior to usual
processes. Knglish manufacturers have
been in the lead in bringing out waterproof fabrics for many years past. Be
sides rubber, for fabrics, we havo the
use of insoluble gelatine, bolted linBOod
oil, shellac, metallic soaps and others,
which have had more or less success.
It appears that the best product for
wnterprooling is acetate of aluminum,
and when applied to the fabric, it ean
be mado to form alumina in a gelatin
ous state and volatile acetic acid.
When such a fabric is dried it is waterproof, but has not tbe objectionable
feature of rubber and other material,
as it allows the uir to circulate through
it The fabric is also quite supple,
and this is especially necessary so that
clothing can bc made of it. As the
French army department is looking for
the beet method of waterproofing which
eau bo used for military cloaks as well
as for tents, some experiments were
made, and it was found that the above
process is the best, according to the
opinion of the best authorities. Tbis
is especially true now that acetate of
alumina solution can be found on thc
market and does uot need to bo pre
pared specially. M. Balland recom.
mends a bath of one part acetate (7
deg. B.) and forty parts water. Fa
brics are soaked in it for twenty-four
hours, and aro then dried in the air.
This method is being used in tbe army
headquarters at present.
Mr. John Hayes Hammond, America's special representative for the
Coronation, was at one time tho high
est salaried man in the world. He was
paid $500,000 a year for acting as chief
consulting engineer to a big American
Dormant funds in Chancery now
amount to ubout $5,855,000, the sum
being distributed over more than 3,59(1
separate accounts.
Veterans Postpone
Iu view of the fact that a large
number of the Veterans have gono to
the Coronation and will uot return in
time, and also because the President
and commanders are out of tho city, the
Kxhibitiou Kouiilon Committee of the
Veterans Brigade havo postponed the
July Keunion until a later date.
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Funeral Effigies of Our Kings and
{By Mr.'). Surah Wilson, in Chambers' dournal.
In a small upper chamber in the Is
Up Chapol in Westminster Abbey were
put by and looked up some of the
figures that were laid upon tae coffins
or' former kings and queens ia the ceremonies attending their funeral.s. .Am
thoso presentments or likenesses wore
of no particular use after the occasion
for wliich thoy woro made, it is not
singular that many have disappeared;
but it is a matter fur congratulation
that sonic have been preserved. Heforo
their use was prevalent, tho faCOB and
forms of personages of high degree
wore left exposed to view; nftor it was
discontinued those figures were exhibited, with additions of later date, as a
moans uf raising remuneration fur the
flholr. Por many years Ihey were with
drawn from pulilic gaze and carefully
guarded from destruction or removal;
but thoy are now removed to the Nor-
iiinii undercroft, A short timo ago
a committee uf the Society nf Antiquaries was allowed to make a close
examination of them, and the score
tnry, Mr. SI. John Hope, was enabled
to draw up a precise record of thoir
present number and condition, to which
Lord Dillon cent ri hates descriptive
notes, and Dr. Robinson, Doan of Westminster, adds information concerning
their idciititlcatinn. The result of this
union uf scholarship, observation, uud
research has uuw been issued in the
most, recent uf the publications of the
society, illustrated with phutugraphs of
tho  relics.
Some of these images or represent)!
tions of pictures, as they aro variously
called iu old documents, are stripped
of the robes and appurtenances with
which they were ouce provided; others
huve fragments uud items adhering to
them, The earliest are made entirely
of wood; thuse of Inter date have wood-
en corou nr framework covered with
canvas padded with hay, ua which in
some instances a coating of plaster was
laid. The latter have jointed limbs.
Aud there are a few lnu.se items uut
yyot assigned to thoir original uwuers.
Headers uf I'epys will remember he
wroto in his Diary, February 2D, IOOD,
t hat lie hissed the mouth' of Quooil
Katlierine .le Vnlois when lie was
Shown her parched remains in a chest
as a particular favor when viewing the
Abbey nn the day he was thirty six*
years old. Among the etligies still' left
in us is that of this queen. It is carved
out. uf a hlock uf wood hollowed at tho
bach. We learn frum it that, she was
live feet four inches in height, nud
wure a tightly fitting dress rut square
at tho neck, and shues enriched with
gold atul color. The earliest of these
relies is considered to represent Kdwurd the Third. It is in one block of
hard oak, live. feet ton and a half
inches in height. Tho hands are gone
and the feet broken off, yet it ts not
without au expression uf ki ugliness.
The latest is that of Juntos the Tirst.
The other royalties represent. Philippu,
wife of Kdward the Third; Anne of
itoheiuia, wife uf Richard the Second
(of which the body has disappeared,
leaving only the head, covered with
paint and gesHo); Elizabeth nf York,
wife of Henry the Seventh; hor husband (the height of tho latter is six
feet one inch); Qucon Klizabelh; Henry, Prince of Wales, and his mother
and father (Anno of Denmark and
James the First). The feot and hands
bt some are missing. The I'rinee of
Wales and his father aro both headless.
On account of its more modern make,
tho figure traditionally known as (Jueon
Philippu is thought more likely to have
originally represented Queen Mary in
1.1!)*. The body is of oak, the logs of
pine or deal, uud the limbs are jointed
to admit of being moved. A double
eliiii is clearly indicated, though the
features are somewhat damaged. There
nre two sets of accounts extant relating to the funeral of this "most exeel-
lont princess Queen Mary," Thoy '■state
that Nicholas Usnrde made her presentment, and furnished the numerous
items required for it.
1 u turning front thost, ligures so
fraught with pathos and so touching
in their contrast tn the pear! gray
.splendour and serenity of the surround-
ing masonry, it is pleasant and of possible interest tu iiumernus descendants
to find ample mention in the public re
cords of the clever carvers, joiners, and
painters who made und embellished
them. Kdward tho Third's similitude
or imago was made by Stephen lladloy,
who was paid twenty-two pounds four
shilling* ami elevenpence fur it. The
name of the artist who made the figure
oi Henry the Seventh has not heen ascertained; hut Thomas Muttntoy was
paid six guineas for satin to pul ou it.
aad Stephen J asp six shilling-, mid
eight peine fur limiting it up. Three
persons were engaged upon the elligv
of his wife. Elizabeth nf Vork;
Item, to   Mr.  Lawrence   for  kerving uf
the hedde wilh Frederick  his mate..
xilj s.
hem, to Wochon kervor and  huns vun
hoof fot kerving of ihe two., haundti
iiij s.
Hem, for ij joynors ou fritlay at  night
tn  frame the body    KV,j d.
The Ugure uf .Queen Kli/abeth, the fair
virgin throned in the west, was made
ry John Cnlte, who was paid ton
pounds for it; her rnbe was made bv
William Junes, and her sabhatous and
coif by Willinni Marshall. ThoBe articles may have lieen renewed when
James the First hroughl lhe King of
Denmark to see the Abbey, as thoro is
:i note thai he gavo Dean Neale fifty
pounds to have the clothing of lho
figures' renewed; aiul in ITliO another
renewal   was  recorded.
The face and hands of the representation of the son of King James, "being very curiously wrought,' were the
work of Abraham Vandordort, and the
rest of it was made bv Richard Norris.
A State paper dated April 0, Iiihi, records that this Ugure was robbed of its
rich rubes when it had boon in tin?
Abbey bul three years nnd a half. The
image of Anne of Denmark was mado
by Maximillian Cotllto, a relative, it. is
presumed, uf the John Oolto whu made
the effigy nf Queen Klizuheth. King
James's elligy was ulso made by Maximillian Coulto. It is live foot 8OV0H
inches in height.
Tho Dean quotes a worl; by Henry
Keepe,   ptihlished   in    1682,   iu   whicli
teu of the curiosities iu question are
catalogued. It is entitled, Statues of
our Kings, Queens, and Princes of the
Blood Koyal whioh lay on their cenotaphs when their exequies wero celebrated in this church, being here preserved in the ltohes of Estate with
their Royal Habiliments and othor Ku-
signs of Majesty, in the Presses of
W'ninseutc—viz. Kdward ill,, King id'
England, and Philippu his Queen;
Henry V. and Queeu Katlierine; Henry
VII., with Elizabeth his Queen, uud
Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, in
one Press; with Queen Klizaheth, King
James, and Queen A uue his wife, iu
the oilier. He points out anutlter testimony as lo their history in a wot'lt by
Dort, forty years tutor, who says, in
relation In their condition ut lhat date,
"the ntieieiitost have escaped best.''
He described the crimson velvet robe
of Kdward the Third as looking like
leather, and doubted whet tier the wood-
on presentment of Henry the Kifth was
the original ono, which was made of
tanned leather. Ho mentioned that
Queeu Klizaheth was entirely stripped;
and that, with the exception of James
the First, the rest nf the figures were
past identification. lu Horace Wai-
polo's day thoy were "a ragged regiment."
Of the figures in those lists, that of
Henry tho Fifth is the only one uot
now in evidence. Hut there is tho testimony of Thomas of Walslngham that
when tho body of that king was
brought from France Ihero was an
imago nf him upon the ohost containing it, arrayed in purple furred with
ermine, with a- sceptre in ono hand, and
a round gold ball with ti cross infixed
iu il iu the other. Thero is documentary evidence, too, of several more of
those royal images than have boon preserved. We learn from accounts of
payments that the mother of Henry the
Kiglith had ono; his queen June Seymour had another. Mary Queen of
Scuts had one when hor remains were
removed from Fotheringny to Peter
borough (the head resting un a pillow
nf purple velvet fringed with gold).
The widow of Charles tho First wus also represented in this wav, and is
thought likely tu have been Ihe last
of the queens so honored. Curiously,
there does not appear to have been an
elligy of Qucon 12 ten nor, wife of Kdward the First, though her funeral was
conducted with so much ceremony in
the long journey from Har by to Westminster, Thero was "a personage lyko
to tho syiuilitiido of yo kiuge above
the eotlin containing the remains of Kdward the Fourth in the journey to
The association of ideas called forth
by these relics of departed kings and
queens, as to thoir joys and sorrows,
nims and ends, the loug past und the
hereafter, seem to make the vistas of
the magnificent Abbey more glorious,
tlut long lines of uplifting arches more
aspiring, the lights and shadows more
delicate, and the deep silence more
fraught with reverence.
Should the lights iu a room hang high
or low! This depends partly oa whether euch lamp is intended to illumine u
special object or is simply to contribute
its part to a general Humiliation of tho
room; aud partly ou whether the surrounding surfaces and objects aro good
reflectors of light, in certain conditions it mny greatly improve the gon-
eral illumination to raise all the lumps
so that they are nearer the ceiling and
farther from the objects they are intended to light, paradoxical as this may
seem. The subject is discussed in Factory (New Vork) with special view to
factory practise. Says the writor of
the article, James B. Cravath, an illuminating englneert
"There is much misunderstanding as
to the ell'ect of placing lamps high us
against hanging them low iu the room.
Many remember the old law of physics
that the illumination • varies inversely
as the square of the distance from the
lamp; even if oue never heard of this
law, every ono knows that tho farther
one gels from a lamp the less light he
obtains on what he wants to see.
■•Whoa, therefore, a man Is, told by
a specialist in illumination, that with
proper design it will make nu dill'creiico
in the measured amount of light obtain*
ed on the working tables of a factory,
whether the lamps are hung throe foet
or ten feel above those tables, the avor*
age layman looks skeptical, and oven if
he is ton polite to sav so, probably
thinks lhat the export is basin- his
Itatomoill on some tiieorv rather than
on known ovory day foots.
'■ Nevertheless, it has been proved
many times that with the proper equip
moat of tho tamps ia a large room, lho
height of the lamps makes liltle dlffoi
once iu the amount of light obtained
on the working tables.
"As tar as the eyes of the workeis
are concerned, the effect i- much belter
with tho lamps hung high, sn that, if
the actual measured illituiiiialinu un the
(aides is the same, wilh the lamps hung
high, thero is everv reason for placing
Ihem high, hocaus* there will be loss
sharp shadows a ml less glare* In Ihi'
eyes, or, if lho lamps nre shaded, less
strong contrasts.
"Why is not liglit necessarily lost by
hanging lamps high in a large room/
To explain lhis simply, wo must go back
again to our analogy uf light being
given from rellectors in till1 same way
as wator issues frum a nozle. i
"Suppose we want to spray a certain
numbor nf gallons bf water por minute
over each square foot of a cortaiu room;
suppose also, for our first example, that
we suspend a number of nozles at regular intervals over tho room at a height
of four feot, while as a second example,
we suspend them al. ton foot.
"Now. if wo Jiang thom four feot
high, each nozle must spray over u
much wider angle than if suspended at
tnn feet, or if the nozles are not chang
ed whea the height of ten feet is reach
ed, each part of tho room will be receiving water from several nozles. The
amount of water falling on the floor
would uot be changed by the height ut
which the nozles ure hung; the height
only affects the area over which the
wator is being sprayed.
"In the ordinary cuso in which lamps
equipped with reflectors are hung at
regular intervals ovor a largo room, the
effect nf raising the lamps is simply to
incroaso the urea over which the light
from one lamp is spread. When the
lamps are high, the light from the vari
ous lumps overlaps at many points, but
the total liglit is the same.
"This overlapping is t-ery desirable,
as it tends to eliminate shadows from
any one lamp. On the other hand, if
luirtps are not equipped with reflectors,
and do not give distribution of light
mainly downward, raising of lumps
causes a larger proportion of the total
light to bo directed toward the walls
nud ceilings uud hence there is loss by
reflection back and forth between wulls
and ceilings,
"The question of delivering as.much
light ou tho working'tables of factory
rooms uf this kind is therefore mainly
one of avoiding excessive Iohs by reflection ami roVofleotion between walls
ami ceilings, as has already been some
what explained.    .    .    ,
"With light, smooth walls aud ceilings, indirect lighting in which all of
the light is Ilrst directed to the ceiling
and is obtained from there by reflection,
gives very fine results because of the
absence of sharp shadows and the ability to see under and around looms and
nther machines, just as if the liglit were
obtained from a skylight by day."
Somo interesting facts as to the op
oration of taxicabs in Paris, giving iu
particular the arrangements utadfu by
company nwnors with drivers, nro giv-
has not takeu his cab out at this hour
it is turned ovor to one of tho reserve
men. There is absolute liborty as to
the districts in which tho cab shall
operate, none being rigidly attached
to vurious hotels, theatres, 'or railroad
" Su Paris taxicab company now
pays a fixed salary to its drivers, la
practically every case the met hud is to
give a percentage oa the revenue, beginning at about 25 per cent, nnd increasing to 40 per cent. As an ox-
ample, ono company operating two-
cylinder cabs gives its drivers 'JS'/j
por cent, on all receipts, up lo $0, Frum
$tl tn *S the driver receives ,'12U per
cent; on sums from $S to $10 the percentage for the driver is oil'-; above
.fib tho driver receives IIS per coat.
The company provides the cab, together with tires and lubricating oil, and
iu most cases a rented uniform for the
driver, while the latter has to buy his
own fuel. In addition to his percentages, each driver is entitled to all the
tips hfl receives, and in most oases
ho considers it his duty to dodge the
taximeter and cheat his company as
much as possible. Knowing that cheat
iug is carried on to a very large do
groe, some id' the largos! cum pan ies
engage a largo staff dttplainclothes
inspectors to look out for drivers carrying passengers with tho Hag up, ami
indulging in nther, practises prejudicial
to the company. Undoubtedly, the
smaller companies, unable to maintain
largo stall's nf inspectors, suffer severely at the hands of dishonest drivers."
In regard to the cost of fuel, the
writer gives details as to the substitution of benzol fur gasoline; benzol bo
iug cheaper. Nearly all cabs use benzol. Outside of Paris benzol costs '2n
cents a gallon, inside Paris L'O cents.
Drivers practically force ou the owners
of cabs the uso uf benzol, the cost of
gasoline being nearly twice as much.
Cum pa a ies,   huwever,   strongly   dislike
Winnipeg's Tallest Build ing, the McArthur Block
Shihh's Cure
Klckly atop* Mafhi,  nnl cold., keel*
i tkrptf -** Imuit,     • •  •     UmiU
on in a letter from Paris to Motor Age.
Paris was the lirst city iu the world to
organize a motor taxicab service, although other cities have since put this
service into larger use Ihan Paris.
Several reasons have led to this. One
is that,.in ordor to compete with horso-
eahs, motors must bo run, iu Paris, at
vory low rates, and fuel is mure costly
in Paris than in any other city. Aa
other reason is the difficulty of obtain
ing iu   Paris  capable  drivers.
hi spite of these conditions, luiwovor,
the horse cab in Paris is said to bo
doomed. Two of the largest com pup I oa
havo already disposed of three-quarters
of their horse vehicles, replacing them
with motors. No cab hdVsos are'longer
bought, nor are horse cabs built any
more. Al present, Ihero aro somewhat
more than 5,000 uioinrcahs in service,
and between 0,000 and 7,000 horse
cabs. Owing to flu- greater speed of
inolorcabs, it is estimated that, aboul
throe horse-cabs have to disappear ia
order lo make room for one motor, The
Paris system is known as I he '' one
driver one cab a .lay " system, the vo
IllalO being operated from six lo twelve
hours aud remaining idle the test of Die
tueiily four. Art average working day
is fen hours. Kxpet'iments iu using
cab-, for the full twenty four hours have
led to a conviction I hnt. such a system
Would be ruinous, drivers, when taking
over a cab from another lean, becoming
"absolutely reckless*' as to care iu
use ul' the machine, sn that repairs are
incessant and the responsibility Por
damage hecomos divided. The writor
says  furl her:
"In Paris, a considerable amount ef
liborty i- allowed the drivers regarding
tho time they shall leavo Hie depot and
the number of hours they shall remain
on the streets'. AH the companies stipulate lhat the cub shall show a certain
average income, this average varying
with the class of cab—for there' are
Ihreo distinct sets nf fares in vogue in
Paris--ami wilh the season. Thus, the
average must be higher iu winter nnd
during the height nf the society season
of Mav and June than if is nl; tho end
of August, It, matters little to the
taxicab coin pa ily whether the driver
spends six or twelve hours iu making
his average; as soon ns he has made it
und roturnod to the garage Hu1 cab is
not laken out again until the next: day.
If any driver persistently fails to makv
his average his services are dispensed
"In nearly every case it. is stipulated
that the cab shall have left the garage
not Inter than noon; a fow companies
fix  the  hour at   Ha.ni,    \f the  driver
the use of benzol. While satisfactory
as a producer of power, it has a de
structivo effect on valves and valve
Beatings, Hut drivers will not use gasoline, ami hence, owners must submit.
As a result of the high cost of fuel in
Paris, single and two cylinder cabs are
used almost exclusively, not more thlm
IP per cent, having four cylinders.
London, however, has a "decided preference for four-cylinder cabs.". Two
cylinders have been used successfully
in London, bul they are outnumbered
by the Pour-cylthdor models, Conditions in Loud oil aro different. Fares
aro higher there, and gasoline is cheaper, the average price to drivers being
111 cents a gallon.
la discussing lhe remote possibility nf
a famine iu gasoline. The Motor World
prints  jut   article  on   heuzol  as  a   sub-
stil  for it.    Chemically, there is not
much differonco in lhe two. P.eu/ol is
a coal lar product and gasoline a pro
duct of petroleum. The dlfforotico in
price, 1)0 Wo vor, is great. Practically
tin l.eazol has thus far been used iu
this country for motors.    Af  one time
it   was  employed   quite   extensively   for
enriching coal-gas, but this is no long
ct' dono. Ms use iu Paris is growing.
While owners   have to submit  tu  the
demands of drivers  for lhe use of I	
y.ol, they haw Iparnod that, oven when
the iu |iiries to valves are takeu into
account, benzol is more economical than
gasoline. Tho writer says further as
lo benzol ami drivers:
"The system of paving faxieab driv
ers a percentage of their takings and
charging thom with their fuel, obtains
ia a large number of instances in Paris.
Wherein the reasna for the use of the
cheaper fuel is made plain. With rare
exceptions, driver.) purchuse their fuel
at retail from dealers established in
the neighborhood of the garages. Hut
whether it is obtained in lhis way or
purchased at cost from the operating
companies it always is  benzol   that  is
Small but Potcut—Pnrmoleo's Vegetable Pills are small but. they nro effective in action. Their line qualities
as a corrector of stomach troubles nro
known lo thousands and thoy ate iu
constant demand ovorywhoro by those
who know whnt a safe and simple rom-
edv thev nro. Thoy need no Introduction to those acquainted with them, but
to those who may not know them they
are presented as the best preparation
on   the   market    for   disorders   of   the
ieaianded. Desultory attempts to force
tho drivers to uso gusoliuo instead of
benzol hnve failed completely, the
drivers refusing even to consider the
higher-priced fuel unless the owners
will consent to a revision nf the percentage rates.
'By reason of the fact that thero
is an 'octroi,' or town tax, on all hy
Iroenrbons, lubricating oils, varnishes,
colors, etc., entering' the city, of Puris,
taxicab drivers prefer, whenever possible, to purchase their fuel just outside the city limits where most of tho
suburban districts are freo from this
imposition. This system of permitting
individual drivers to purchase tholr
own fuel has resulted in the building
up of u big business in the sale of beu
zol and gasoline throughout the sub-
rbs wost nf Paris. Practically every
grncer, color merchant, bicycle dealer,
aud md a few restaurant proprietors
aud wine shops have added the sale of
theso two products to their legitimate
business. On entering the city, tho
driver pays a duty of two' cents a
litre ou benzol or four cents a litre ou
gasoline, and here ngain the economy
iu the use of benzol is apparent.
"Wheu a driver is called upon to
mako a long trip outside the city limits
he naturally takes back iuto tho city
as much fuel as ho took out, without
paying duty again, uud thus has tho
advantage uf using untaxed fuel for
the outside trip, Some one has facetiously remarked that 'there are tricks
in every trade,' and it is reasonably
certain that the Paris taxicib drivor
is uot very far behind the limes when
it comes tu turning an extra penny;
his reputation for getting the best of
the 'octroi' is rather unsavory.
"Naturally, on entering the city, the
driver knows exactly how much fuel
his tank contains, but the civic authority is not by any moans as sure and can
only make au approximate estimate.
Consequently, there is a great tompta
tion to declare a lower amount thau
there actually is iu tho tank, nml there
hy save two cents on every litre thus
smuggled in. Occasionally, however,
when a doubt appears to exist, the olli
rial will pump the tank dry and if uny
considerable discropuiicy is found be
tween tho amount declared and the
amount actually found, an exemplary
lino is imposed for his attempt, to evade
the tax.
"Contrary to popular belief, pructi-
cally no change i.s made in the carburetor when using benzol iastoad of gasoline, aud several types uf taxicabs,
equipped with the same makes of carburetors, use benzol ami gasoline alternately in different sections of the country. Occasionally it has been found
advantageous to raise the level ia the
float chamber or lo increase the compression ol" tho motor slightly, though,
as a general rulo. the carbureters re
main   unchanged."
ft is aot always the best horse that
wins a race, for a ding-dong struggle
thut is only settled at the post the
jockey who is the best rider will often
snatch  victory by inches.
Many consider (leorge Fordham t
have been the finest of all jockeys, and
he won many a race by consummate
generalship. Archer was another rider
who never knew defeat until tho winning-post had been reached, but once
he fell a victim to Fordham.
lt was at Ascot, wliere Fordham rode
(lilboft and Archer Spiaway. The former laid uiade the running, but as thoy
got near home his rival drow level, ;iml
began to forgo ahead. Fordham realized that his mount was done, ami
could not. challenge Spinaway, so he
eased up as if hopelessly beaten. Archer thought ho had the race well in hand
ami relaxed his efforts somewhat; thou
iu the last stride Fordham urged his
horse forward and shot ahead, tno winner.
Once, however, the great jockey lost
a race by looking round, and thi* was
on such an important occasion as tho
Derby, Hiding Lord Clifden ho was
well 'ahead, and thinking ho had Horace woll in hand ho looked back to see
who was following. To his surprbs? he
found thai Maricoiii was close bjMud,
so he at onco put, forth the mo«f desperate ell'nrts. but that second's glance
was his undoing, as Macaroni rapidly
drew level and just beat him .in the
Archer mice snatched victory in Ihe
satuo manner, This wns in 18P0. when
Hend Or and Itobert tho Devil were
expected to furnish the winner of the
Blue Ribbon, the latter being most
favored, llis jockey was ordered to
make the running from the start ami
■wait for no one. lle carried out his
instruction to the letter, and near the
finish he was a length ahead of Archer,
su, thinking he had victor.- within his
grasp, hi' looked back. Archer saw
liis chance, ami, com ing wit it one of
his famous rushes, he won liternllv it
the last   stride.
Last vear the season wa- famous for
it close finishes, and one of th ■ moid
(•xcitlng of those was the vi -,..iv of
Trigg on Cardinal Henufort in lie
t!re:it Northern l.eger ai fltockloni
Willouyx was leading and --cued to
have lhe race well in hand, ba: just
liefore the winning post wa» reached
his jockey drew oul from 'he pills I »
the contra Df the course. Trigg was
close behind, and. finding this'unnx-
peeled opening, lie pushed his horse
through close to the rails mid shol
home the winner bv h 110,1k.
Th""e was {hii marvellous finish in
11:0 Two Thru-mid GuttlC.lS when 11
one knew wilder Lomlulrg or NYil
(low had w 1 1 1111 til the numbers went
up.* The 1 w.i ae tos racal up to Hie
winning pos*. ne- h ami ne '.. so close
flat no one c.e id st 1 wM.'Ii was ahead,
Then Frank Wootnn was sMieossfnl on
Admiral Togo ill in n'flesporota U11M1
for the Newbury Cup.
All the chief races can show at least
one (dose finish which ended in victory
of a tank outsider. There can have
boon low more sensational St, Legei's
than that of 1801, Kettledrum, owned by Colonel Towneley, who hud won
the Derby, was a strong favorite, yet
after seeming na easy winner, he was
beaten on the post bv Mr. William
I,'Anson's Cflllor Ou, which started at
1,000 to 15 against.
Air. Thomas, who was famous for his
fine, finishes, won iwo notable victories
in the Orand National* In l.SOU he
rodo Anatis, as clover a mare hs ono
eould llml, who Innk her fences with
apparent ease and then at once got to
hor speed 011 the fiat. Half a mile from
home there were onlv two in lhe raoo
—Anatis ami Colonel Tom Towuelev
on The Huntsman.    Thoy look lhe feii
os neck aud nock, ami thoro was nothing betweeli them llfty yards from
home. Then tho horsemanship ef Mr.
Thomas told, and ho landed the maru
in front by what looked like a neck,
but'Whleh the judge gave as half :t
A fow yoars later he achieved another sensational victory iu the same
race. At the lust fence a mare. Dainty,
was leading, but Mr. Pat Thomas, on
Pathfinder, gave her 110 rest, uud hunting her homo won 011 the post bv half
The formation of scale in boilers is
ue uf. the greatest enemies agaiust
which tho steam user has to contend.
Softening nf water is of vital importance also to the douiostic user, inasmuch as thereby the consumption of
oap is reduced to the minimum, und no
injury Is inflicted upon the most deli-
ale fabrics, as is often the case when
the water _ used .'w hard. Processes of
foreign origin for achiev iag these ile-
<ired ends huvo recently been intra
11100(1 into Britain, The first is the
'liiiniiintor" system, which is designed
solely for Ihe troaluiciil of boiled feed-
water. The water before entering the
storagotanks passes over a corrugated
plate of aluminium, whereby a physical change is effected, the result' of
which is that the calcium ami magnesium salts conductive to scale are deposit
ed in the bullet. J11 a slime which cun
be easily removed.   Kn chemicals what
er are used, tho Improvement being
brought about purely by physical means.
Many of iiritaiu's leading railways
havo adopted tho system, the Great
Northern having an Installation at Peterborough capable of treating thirty
thousand gallons por hour. The "Por--
unit it'" softening system is oue of
chemical application, and has proved
highly successful iu Germany, fn this
instance the water to bo softened is '
filtered through a manufactured substance known as sodium permutit. , The
'den is. st.'ikingly elastic, aud call be
applied to a small domestic supply for
treatment of ouly a f^w gallons, or to
ono iu a largo manufactory where
thousands of gallons are required. In
this process the calcium and magnesium salts are withdrawn frum the water
to combine with the sodium permutit.
ami are retained by tho filter, while the
snd ium originally combined with the
permutit is released and passed through
the water. By this means the elements;
contributing to the hardness of the water aro entirely eliminated. A feature
of this system is that, when tho sodium
of tho permutit lias become exhausted
in the course of timo, it can be regenerated by passing 11 solution of common
salt through the filter. For the removal
of iron and manganese and for tho destruction of germ-life, manganese permutit is used iu place of the sodium
permutit. The regeneration in this instance Is accomplished by a solution of
por-tiiiitiganate of potash, Over two
liundrod of theso installations are in
use in industrial establishments in (iermany, and the process appears to have
been a complete success, espeoiully in
establishments devoted to wool-washing, cotton-blenching, laundry work,
dyeing, papormaking, and so ou. Hotels, oflices, and private dwellings have
adopted the small permutit installation,
and in this field- there appears to be
considerable scope, since pure, soft,
palatable water for domestic und drinking purposes is a great desideratum.
HospitMJs. ^hotihj, also fiad the process
of disfinot*se.rv*i,ce. ..;* ,'J\   '    '
. ,.a\ Lucrative Oriental Sport
Kvery year," avcordiag to'hn old custom, iu the Second quarter of the Hept
ember or October tnooii, the inhabit
tints of the Chinese province of Hhiiu
tung go to Mongolia to hunt the eagles
which abound jn thnt region strewn
with bodies of animals; ami evon of
men. The huntsmen march in troops
along the roads, carrying on their shoulders long polos from which are suspond-
i'd their baggage undprovisions, and on
which are perched tame eagles to bo
used as decoys. Commandant Laribe,
encountering such a procession, obtained photographs for L'Illustration,
from which we also take the details
given  below.
Tho hunters pinko use of a large not,
laid flat on the ground, and baited
with small dried fishes, iy the midst
of which is placed the tame eagle. Tlte
decoy naturally begins lo ile vour the
bail ami thus invites his wild cousins
to follow his example. Wjien the birds
have alighted and are feeding, the
hunter, fron) his hiding place, two or
three   hundred   yards   distant,   quickly
ot    bv   me;
>ius cuptuiijuf the eagles,
g is very "icrative;  the
-.1   ia   th.
a   high   price
of cords
Kagle huiHijig
feathers arJ
01  fans ami
even iu China
There are three Hortsi Kio pot, black
with white centres; I 'he ma. white
spotted     wilh     black]     Ton ttjlllg,    half
whito and half black, Several eagles
are required to make n fan, for only
small part' of the plumage can ho
tilized. Hence these fans ure vory
ostly. A tan made of Kio pei leathers may eoM as much as fifty tools, nr
about thirtv dollnrs. A fan of Che ma
fen fliers   U   worth   thirty   taels.     Fans
made of the fonthers which di 1 ho
long to anj of the three sorts named
are worth oaly a few (nels, This in-
formntlon was ubtniued from a native
of Ka Iga n on the Mongolian f roll I tor;
il   is  therefore  probably correct.
Lord Howard de Wahlcu is one of
Kngland's wealthiest peer.s. His income is $1,250,000 a year.
Chess' is taught 111 nearly all lhe
schools in Saxony.
That rare event, a ruby wedding,
was celebrated iu Hnlfour village, Sim-
pa usey. 1 Irk nov Islands, riven I ly by
Mr. and Mrs. John Orever. Thoy were
married in 1841, and their respective
ages are uiaety-one and ninety-four
Over six million acres of land nre
undor tobacco cultivation throughout
lhe world.
FrcRli Supplies in Demand.—
■or Dr. Thomas' Kclectric Oil h
II reduced increased supplies
•en   ordered   showing   that   w
goes this, excellent Oil impre
nver on tho people. No ma
hat latitude it may be found
incy is' never impaired. It is
1 most  portable sliupe iu  bott
III be carried  without   four of
On The Road to Union Bay.
Cwirt.niiy Op.ro Horn,   X
Lot 1, |300   Lots 3 and 4, $200   Lot 5, »3J5   Lot 6, »37»   Lot 7, 1250
Lota 8, 9, 10, 11 Mid 12, I2S0   Lot 18, #275
Situate about 300 yards from Courtenay Opera House.     ALL LOTS CLEARED.    Terms, Third
Cash, Balance, 6, and 12 Months.
GtRt Bate**
JL~0.     45712
is sold by
McPhee &
 GBNBHSL    MBRCIMNTS          Q     /JJj
eourtenay      D.w.
at 40c
This TEA is a Special
Blend and well worthy
of a trial, so do n6t fail
to TRY IT.
THK qualifying emmiiMtiuui for Third
olass Clerks, Junior Clerks, Hnd
Stenographers will bs held »t the following placet, commencing on Monday the
3rd July next:—Armatrong, Chilliwack,
Cumberland, Golden, Grand Forks.Kara-
lo pa, Kaslo, Kilowna, Ladysmitli, Nan
aiino. Nelaon, New Westminster, North
Vancouver, Ptachland, Ituvelstoke,R aa-
land, Salmon Arm, 8ummerlaud, Van.
couver, Veraon, and Victoria.
Candidate! muat be Britiah subjects be
tween the agea of 21 and 30, if fur Third
claaa Gierke; and between 10 and 21, ll
fur Junior Olerka or stenographers.
Applications will not be accepted if received later than 16th June next.
Further information, together with application forms, may be obtained from
the undersigned.
Rtgittrar, Public Service.
Victoria, B. C. 27th, 1911. ap27
NOTICE is her by given that the
next meeting of the Board of Licence
Commissioners of the City of Cumberland, 1 intend tn apply for a renewal of
the hotel licenae held by me fur the New
Kngland Hotel, situated nn the eaat hulf
nf lot 3, in block 3. Cumberland Town-
Dated thia 15th day of May, 1911.
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
All kinds of hauling done
First-olMi Rigs for Hire
Ltaery and team work promptly
attended to
NOTICK ia liF.HKiiv OIVBN that thr
reserve ixialiig by reaeon uf a
tiutice publiahed in the Britiah Colum
lua Gazette of the 27th. day of Decern
ber, 1907, over lands situated nn the
Eut aide uf Teiada Island, lying tu thr
<onth of Lot Nn. 20, formerly covered
by Timber Licenoe Nn. 13450, whieh
expired nn the 7th day of May, 1908
is cancelled, and that the aaid landa will
"0 open for locution under the provisions of the "Land Act," after midnight
on June 10th. 1911'
Kobkrt A. Renwick,
Deputy Minister of Lands-
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C.
9 h.  March. 1911
Local Agent for
The London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Oo.
Oet rates before insuring else
Office: Cumberland
PUBLIC NOTICE ia hereby given,
that, under the authority contain
rd in section 131 of the "Land Aot," a
regulation haa been approved by the
Lieutenant-Governor in Council in fixing the minimum aale pricea of firat aud
second-class lands at |10 and f 5 per acre
This regulation further provides that
the pricea fixed therein shall apply tu
all lauds with respeot to which the application to purchase is given favourable
consideration after thia date, notwith
standing the date of tuch application or
any delay that may have occured in the
consideration of the same.
Further notice is hereby given that
all persons who have pending applications tu purchase lands under the provisions cf sections 34 or 30 of the "Land
Act" and who are not willing to complete such purchases uudi r the prices fixed by the aforesaid regulation shall be
at liberty to withdraw such application and receive and refund of money*
deposited on account of such applications.
Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B 0 , April 3rd, 1011.
NOTICK ie her. by given that „t ihe
in xt meeting of the Board of License
Commissioners of the City of Cumber-
land, I intend to apply for a renewal oi
the hotel license htld by me for the
Cumberland Hotel, situated'on lot 1.
block 0, Cumberland Townsite.
Dated this 15th day uf Mtiy, 1911,
do, be sure to order your wedding invitations at The Islander Office. Samples
at this office.
$85 CASH   $100 EASY TERMS   $25 DOWN.   WHY PAY
Etc., etc.
f5        A nice line of Iron Bedsteads
i»   $4. - $40.
JL^k just arrived
T. I,
The  BEST  Machine  on the  Market
and sold on EASY TEEMS	
/EPSON BROS., District Agents, Nanaimo, B. C
C. Segrave, Local Representative, Cumberland, B. C.
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve 87,000,000
of eANMm
Drafts Issued In any currency, payable all over the world
highest current rates allowed on deposits or $1 and upwards
Joint Ari-mmU uny lit.' utiimuil In ttln names of two or moro pbrsnns, lo bn o|n>ratei! liy Anyone of
tlituii anil In the uvent of ileath to bfl paid to thfl survivor, without any formality,
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   -   -     OPEN DAILY
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
When You Want a HIGH GRADE
We carry the Largest and BeBt Selected Stock on the Island.
The Music House NANAIMO, B. C.
T. E. BATE, LOCAL AGENT, Cumberland
Are made by the name tailors whu make the i ncs at g25
|y0, and |35. You will get aa gnod tailoring a, in the
higher-priced onea. Al»o bear in mind we are the Ilrm
who guarantee a perfect fit or refund y ur money.
Made to Meaaure at $20.
Sole Agent* the Houae of Hobberlin Limited
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