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Subscription price Sl.ftO per year
ANNUAL MEETING BF TIE
HOSTLTALJJOARD BF DIRECTOR
Well At.tenc.ed  Meeting Held in the Council
Chambers to Hear Annual Report and,
Elect Officers for Year.
NEW ADDITION TO HOSPITAL UNDER WAT
Hospital in a Flourishing Condition and   Will Compare Favourably with uny other Institution
of itfe Kind in Biitif.li Columbia.
union & comox district Foster, president of District No.
The annual meeting of the
officers and board of directors of
the Union and Comox District
Hospital wa.s held in the council
chambers on Saturday evening,
13th inst, Mr. James Abrams.
the president,   occupying   the
Secretary Dalby to road the min-
tik'S of the last annual meeting,
which were adopted as read.
The auditors' report showed
the receipts to be $11,824.90', and
the expenditures $9,305.40.
The report was accepted. Mr,
Abrams then vacated  the chair
eh air.
In his opening  remarks, Mr. during  the election of ollicers,
Abrams  pointed  out   that   the jjr. I). R. MacDonald acting pro
treasurer's, secretary's and audi- u.m_   Tho ,.c.„u jg as fol]ows.
tor's reports would be read out,   James Abrams, President,
to the meeting, and that the an-     w. Willard, Vice-president.
nual election of officers  for the     L. A. Mounce, Treasurer,
ensuing year would take  place. |    F. J. Dalby, Secretary.
He also said that they  proposed     goard of directors appointed by
building an addition the hospital, the people:   Dr. Gillespie, Chas.
the dimensions_oi'which were 88 parnham,    Seconde    Magnone,
feet by -14 feet. The government A] .x vValker.
had granted $2500 towards this     .      ,     ,,     .
Appointed liv the government:
extension, and had promised an-  ,     ... ...
Jos. Horbury and Harry Mounce,
all re-elected.
Afler lhe election of oflicers,
the president expressed his
thanks  to  the meeting,   which
other $5000 for an isolation hospital, the plans for whieh were
in course of preparation He
stated that if it had not been for
the generosity of thc provincial
, was very largely attended.    The
old board luul been faithful mem-
government   and    the   miner;
medical fund they would not have
been able to keep thc  doors of
that institution open.    The hospital was conducted in as up-to-
.,     t'.on, and I was also the nrst pa-
date manner as any other in  the
province.   Thc new addition was
bers. "lt is now some eighteen
years," he said, "sincel was first
elected president of that institution, and I was also thc first patient in the ward, and I  have a
badly needed as the amount of warm feeling in my heart for the
patients were continually increas Comox and Union Hospital that
ing every month. never die out."
The chairman then called upon     The meeting then  adjourned
Customs Officer Dalby informs
us that all bonded goods come
right through to Cumberland,
both by freight and express, lie
expects to have the interior I'm n-
ishings completed by the end of
fie mo; th. The Conservative g ->v
eminent has given us within a
few   months   whal the Liberal
The lire bell rang out Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock. The
alarm proved to bc a small blaze
at the rear of Victor Bonora's
place. It liad evidently caught
fire from hot ashes being placid
in a barrel near tho wash house.
Damage by fire very tlight.
"The Wreck of the Titanic and
government promised for years, I Its Moral Significance" will be
but failed to carry out. the subject of the address in the
Methodist Church to morrow
Oscar Johnson and James Fitzgerald, bolh loggers, met with
fatal accidents at Camp No.,'!, of
the Comox Logging & Itailway
Co., ou Monday, April 15th.     In
both cases a verdict of accidental
death was returned.
evening.
The Presbyterian church held
their annual sale of work in the
Cumberland Hall on Wednesday
ilftenieon whieh as usual was a
.ureal      success.        Komew here
near $5(10 was realized.
HOSPITAL.
SeCTctury's Annunl Report
Huckiptsi. --
Sppoinl yrt'iit, provinriiil gov-
t'l-iiiiimit, In. ii(.» .t.i.lii ti J L'.-.OII on
QtmrtPily grants prov gov.     1777 UU
l'.ili.-ltls' tiva     1123 50
Mt.li.-nl l'i.t..|        UW 00
biiKjtln . ramps     1309 o6
Duiiiaions       120 00
Total |ll,33-l 00
Kvi'i:\iiitiiiii-.s: —
N.iliirii'n   $8600 01)
KtWl 17
100 iio
843 .10
(iu.'i 70
Ills", (in
Mninteiiiltico	
Kqtiipnipnt	
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Iliuillng mul       123 DO
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Dings 	
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17!) 70
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$0805 10
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John Hmiid    /    Auditors;
Treasurer's  Annual Keport
nliiiit't' in Koyal Hank Enr
new   building 	
usurer'* lialnnce, 1011
- -veil   f    seci-Htar
3.000 0(1
1912  $180 70
Outmiuicliiig cheques      00 48
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Aucliietl April IItli nntl found  c
iiii,      \v. F. Ramsay|
.Inns- I.Aii'it    I     Aniliii.
The members of Rebekah lodge
md Union Lodge, No. 11, I.O.O.
2S, will be chairman of the day.
The afternoon will be spent in
athletic sports commencing at
1:80 o'clock.
The 24th of of May sports at
Nanaimo this year promises to he
the greatest yet known in the history of thai city. Prizes of $110
and $55 will be given for football.
Our local hoys ought to take part
in this event, knowing If they do
they will come out  at   the top.
We think it would be to the best
intererests of the city and citizens
to join hands with our Nanaimo
friends on this occasion. By doing so we could then consistently
ask them to return the compliment, say, on the 1st of July.
That would allow lots of time to
get. up a good list of sports and
prizes that would be a credit to
any city, and we have no hesitation in stating that it would be
the forerunner of mueh good by
bringing in outside competition
to take part in our sports.
The public meeting held in the
City Hall last night after the
first show and called by His
Worship The Mayor for the
purpose of considering and making arrangements for the celebration of Victoria Day the 24th of
May resulted in a very small attendance.    However, after some
v
discussion it was decided  to adjourn and call a public  meeting
are arranging t'or a banquet (Monday, April 29th, to ascertain
and social to be held in the I.O.O.
F. Hall on Friday evening, 20th
inst., to celebrate the anniversary
of the order.
I CELEBRATION
AT NANAI
Large Contingent from
Cumberland on the
1st. of May.
the views of the public on the ad
visability of celebrating Coronation Day, or some other holiday
near that date.
Chief of Police Cray and Night
watchman Thomson made a raid
The  wrestling  match   which 0n of the pool rooms last Wednes
took  place  in the Cumberland day night at 10:30o'clock.   Tiny
,       ,     i secured two lables,   some can's
Hall on Saturday  night last   be-
i ind chips, which are now lot-ad tl
tween Andy Thomson, and Frank at the police station to be used as
Bevan, of Extension, resulted in
a draw at midnight, Bevan secured the first fall in 211 minutes.
Mr. J. Goepel, auditor for the
provincial government, paid Cum
berland a Hying visit Thursday
morning, and left on the afternoon of the same day for Union
Bay.
D. L. McLaurin, inspector of
Public Schools, arrived in town
Tuesday night on a tour of inspection.
evidence. There were some
twenty-live mon in the place at
the time.
It, is reported that the Cumberland Blacksmith Shop has again
changed hands, a Victoria gentle
man being the purchaser. He
intends enlarging the promises
and putting in new equpiment.
FOH SAMS— Thtirouitlibreil mare,
fust, safe ninl reliable; either middle or
Harriett,   One of tlio fiittlest- it' not
The first annual Labour Day
demonstration under the auspices
of the U.M.W. of A. will be held
on the cricket grounds at Nanaimo on Wednesday May 1st. The
Cumberland, Ladysmith, South
Wellington and Nanaimo locals
will be present in full strength,
and a large number of visitors
are expected from all parts of the
Island, from Vancouver and other
coast cities. The committee in
charge of the demonetisation has
made all arrangements for a big
time, and, provided the weather
is line, success is assured.
The day's proceeding will open
with a procession leaving the
postoflice at 10 a.m., marching
along Commercial street, Haliburton and Needham streets
thence to the cricket grounds,
where speeches will be delivered,
speaking to commence at 11 a.m.
tho speakers being F. H. Shepherd, M.P.;J. W. Place, M.P.P.-
elect; Parker Williams, M.P.P. -
elect; Frank J. Hayes, international vice-president of the U.M.
W. of A.; Chris Pattinson, district organiser U.M.W.; and G.
MOST APPALLING MARINE DISASTER
IN THE HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
White Star Liner "Titanic," on Her  Maiden
Voyage to New York, Strikes an Iceberg
and Founders in Mid-Ocean.
.Ae fastest trotting horso in tlmtll. Irlnt. i_    .             .                   , ,
,,,.,,          ,   i          .   ,-„,,_,   Pettigrew,   international board
For further particulars npply  111 * >S.          "
E.BATE, Cumberland, B.O.             |member   U.M.W.     Mr. G.   B.
DEATH TOLL OF
1601 PASSENGERS
Carpathia  Arrives   in
New York with the
Survivors.
NEW YORK, April 19.—How
the White Star liner Titanic,
which was the largest ship afloat
sank off the Grand Banks of New
foundland on Monday morning
last, carrying to their death
1,601 of the 2,310 persons aboard
was lold on the arrival at New
York of the Cunard liner Car-
pathia bearing the exhausted
survivors of the catastrophe.
Heroism of Crew nntl Passengers,
Nothing could show more plain
ly the heroism of the crew and
men passengers who stood by the
doomed ship facing inevitable
death and sent the women and
children away in the life boats.
Some would have to be left; that
was a certainty. Hundreds, in
fact were left. But to all appear
anees the men who were left
stayed behind deliberately,calmly
stepping aside to let the weaker
ones take tlieir way to safety.
"Sinking by the head. Have
cleared boats and filled thom with
women and children," was thc
final message these brave men
sent thc world, for it was directly
afterward lhat their wireless signals spluttered and then stopped
altogether.
CARPATHIA HAS SURVIVORS ON DOARD
vVomen and Children  Suffer  Cold  and   Exposure in
Open Boats Among Ice Floes Before Being
Picked up by Cunarder Carpathia.
Cape Race, Nfld., April 14.—At 10.30. o'clock to-night
the Titanic, the new White Star liner, called by wireless and
reported having struck an iceberg. The steamer said that
immediate assistance was required. Unit'an hour afterwards
iiimt her message came reporting that they were sinking by the
head and that the women and children were being put off iu
llie life bunts. The weather was calm and clear, and the position uf the vessel 40.4(1 nortli latitude and 50.14 ,vest.
The passengers and crew of the Titanic passed through
some thrilling experiences from the very moment the Titanic
crashed into the iceberg in the dead of the llight until the
Carpathia, several hours later, reached tho scene and rescued
tho survivors from lifeboats floating in a sea of ice.
The collision occurred at a time when most of the passengers hud retired to bed, and the shook of the collision sent
many uf them to the decks, partly dressed,
Danger still confronted oven those wdio were so fortunate
as to bo put aboard tbe bouts. Hugo quantities of field ioe
covered the ocean, a wireless despatch said, and in the darkness
the crew had tu guide tbeir boats with the greatest cure tu pre
vent being jammed and overturned. The weather was biting
und the chill that rose frmn the ice floes caused the passengers
tu keep close together fur warmth, and the exposure aiul shuck
which they have received may leave many of them in a serious
condition. All through the night the lifeboats bobbed helpless
ly up antl down between the ice floes, while the survivors
prayed fur dawn. About 2.30 the sinking Titanic made her
final plunge into the sea, carrying hundreds of persons to death.
Daylight came and with it the Cunarder Carpathia, wliich
found only a score of boats floating helplessly about the place
where the Titanic passed beneath tho waters.
The Carpathia, with the survivors on board, was reported
Thursday morning as 300 miles east, of Boston, and the Whito
Star ollicials estimated that the liner would not reach her pier
before fl o'clock Friday afternoon.
Tho Wliite Star liner Titanic, was tho largest vessel afloat
left Southampton on April 10 on her maiden voyage to New
York. She was a vessel of 46,328 tuns, 882 feet long and displaces (ili.000 tons. She had accomodation for 3,fl()0 passengers and carried a crew of 800. Captain E. J. Smith was in
charge at the time of the disaster.
On Board Olympic.
Olympic, April 16.-The Olympic received news at midnight
Sunday that the Titanic had
struck ice. She started immediately for the scene but resumed
her course eastward at 5 o'clock
in the morning upon hearing
that the Titanic had sunk at 2 a.
m. All the crew except those
manning the boats are believed
to have been lost, including the
principal ollicers.
Messages of Condolence.
President Taft made public to
diiy cablegrams received from
the King and Queen of England
conveying their sympathies to
the American people in the sorrows wdiich have followed the
Titanic disaster, the president's
responses to the messages were
made public.
The following was the cablegram
from King George, dated at Sand-
ringham:
"The Queen and I are anxious to
assure you and the American nation of tho great sorrow which
we experience at the terrible loss
of life that has occurred among
the American citizens as woll as
among my own subjects, by the
foundering of the Titanic. Our
two countries are so intimately
allied by ties of friendship and
brotherhood that any misfortunes
which affect tho one. must necessarily affect the other, and on
the present terrible occasion thoy
are both equally sufferers.
Sgd    "GEORGE RAND I."
President Taft's   reply was as
follows:       ,
"In the presence of the appalling disaster to the Titanic
the people of the two countries
are brought into community of
grief through their common bereavement. The American people share in the sorrow of their
kinsmen beyond the sea. On
behalf of my people I thank you
, for your sympathetic message. TIIK ISLANDER. OIMHKIJ.ANI!. lit'
Forest Fires—Their Prevention
(Ity Hay Sic;id, in The Trail Msgailuo)
N
liy    vents   BgO,   llll   e\i  ; growth   ll|>iin   forest   lands   is   absolutely
tbitsiustic forest rangor iu the essential to tho coutinuod prosperity of
tlio country, for it is thin growth which
conserves ami rogulatoa the water supply of the rlvor. Without the forests
tho regular ami ovou Uow of ihe rivers
will he n thing of the past. In thr
spring ith placo will bo takon by destructive floods, followod by low aud
cnutHiuiuatod wnter all bu minor. Ii is
tlic forest, st tho hoadwators of tlic
stream.) which consorvofl tho moist uro
during tin* spring mouths, omitting it
Although ouly a fow Bhort years hnvol gradually during the Bum mor and pre
.lapsed, there i> a contury nf difference serving a comparatively ovou flow
display od between the above attitude (throughout tlm year. Thin constant sup
1  ignorance mm  ihe imiiuer j ply nf water is essential to tiie agrieul
Dominiuu Govern
ment, disturbed ul the ravages being
committed 1»\ insects amongst the tim
ber in the Lake Winnipeg district, wil
.-1 die Grown Timboi Bepnrtmenl at
Ottawa:
"Borers destroying timber east sldi
oi* Lake Winnipeg,   Wire instructions,'
This answer nume promptly:
"Airest   bororti   without   further   no
enco to the rosouroos of tlin enormous
areas of win! land whicli lie to the north
more settled portions of Canada,
i >| only b\ the govornmont but by the
whale counl r). Tin- present slate of
alarm as to Me- i ipld depletion of thoBe
resources, ii ini Un effect, both direct an.l
noli rei-1, upon i he gonoral welfare of
thn country, Ims lln ally found expression
in the establishment by the Dominion
Govorumenl of the Commission of Con
servatlon, which hold its lirst annunl
i: ccting ni Ottawa iu Januury, 1910.
The history .if the movement is com
parntivoly brief. The President of tho
United States having appointed the In
lied Waterways Commission of the
U'uitod States, that commission, in
Octobor, 1007, addressed to the Prosi-
dont a memorandum sugestiug that Lhe
timo had arrived for tho adoption of a
national polloy of conservation, ami suggesting that a con for Onco be held at the
White House tu consider the question.
Thu Presldenl acted upon the hugges
tion, ami Hie confnrencc mul in May,
1908. A declaration of principles was
adopted, nml steps takon to promote
joint action between the Fedora I and
State Governments, hater, a National
Commission was appointed, which proceeded to attempt to formulate an inventory of the natural resources of Hie
nation*
Following this action, President Uoos
volt, recognizing that the principles of
the conservalion of resources have uo
international limitations, invited Hh' representatives of Mexico and Canada to
meet at Washington in a join! North
American conference. The conference
met, adopted a declaration of principles,
and, upon the receipt nf the report, of
the Canadian delegation, the Canadian
Oovernmont determined lo adopt the
recommendations contained in that dee
laration of principles, nnd to constitute
a permanent Commission of Couscrva
tion.
Tn the t a fill of preserving for lhe ulli
mate good of the couutry those natural
rosourccs which are essential to its
growth and prospority tlio Commission
i* now bonding its energies, Uut one of
tiie prime re.piisit.es in preserving uny
thing is a knowledge of what it is youi
are guiwj 1" preserve; and there is u '
very wido vacancy in the statistics of
Cannda where nue might expect to lind
information as lo what, in Hie way <*i
natural rosourcos, Canada might be sai.l
tu possess. Particularly is this tine of
the unorganized territory north of tho
time prairie provinces. From tlo- shore
of Hudson Bay in a north western direc
lion right across tho continent to Alas
ka, .sweeps a wide bolt of forest, anv exact knowledge of the resources of which
Is   almost   entirely   lacking.
Ami year by vear, /ire after lire rages
through this hell, destroying annually
millions of acres of valuable timber,
merchantable, near merchantable, and
young forest whieh would become in the
natural course of events the merchant-
able timber of future generations.
Detailed statomonts gathered from
employees of the Forestry Branch of Hi
1 interests, while water navigation
is impossible without it.
One of the first steps taken by the
Com misa lou has been to set aside as
reserves practically the whole of the
easlern slope of Ihe Rocky Mountains,
in which district, arise the waters which
traverse Albeit a, Saskatchewan, and
Manitoba. Were the forests which emu
prise theso reserves to be wiped out, or
eveu seriously depleted, the vision of
Sir Wilfred Buurior of a grand system
id' inland wnterwavs, stretching along
th" coursoa of the greal rivers of the
western plains, must forever remain a
dream. Kven as it is, the partial destruction of these forests has had very
serious results on the navigation of the
Saskatchewan river.
As late as twenty-live years ago, Hie
Hudson'a May Company ran large stern-
wheel steamers nn the Saskatchewan
from Grand Rapids to the mouth of the
rivor as far up as Edmonton; and the
aoaaon during which these runs were
possible was quite an extensive on*1.
Now, with the exception of about one
month iu the late spring—when tbe
freshets from the mountains show their
effect upon the volume of the stream—
steamers of this size would find considerable difllculty in navigating on account
of low water, a fact entirely dne lo the
comparatively recent depletion of the
forests, the absence of which facilitates
the rapid running oil' of the water in the
spring, thus causing the freshets aud
necessarily, after the freshets, a period
of low water, until the winter's snows
accumulate a fresh deposit of moisture
for the onsuing spring.
The   cause   of   forest   depletion   lieing
thus traced to tire, the next question to
examine is the origin of thai en use,
And it is a question whieh is very easy
to answer; for the outstanding cause of
tire iu the northern wilderness is travel.
In the inure Bottled parts of the country
the most prolific cause of forest tires
is the railway. Where there is uo railway, the travellers by canoe, york boat,
pack train—Indian, prospector, hunter,
trader—keep pace wilh the more civill?.
ed method of burning out the wilder
ness.
'I'he Indian is perhaps 1 he most in
veterate setter of fires. There arc cases
iu almost everv district throughoul the
West wliere the Indian has deliberat d\
set lire to burn off a whole section ul'
country for the sake of the berries
which grow so thickly in every burned
clearing. As every Indian knows, a
berry country is a good bear country.
Hut in nearly every case in the north,
fires find a start in the main thorough
fares of travel from enmpfiros cureless
Iv left burning. Anyone who travels
through lhe north will notice that (hero
is very little timber along Ihe river
which'forms the high road. What timber there is will lie found in isolated
points, joined to the mainland by n
marshy strip, or an  island  well  out oi;
| the lakes Ol rivers aud off the .lired
I route. Away back, perhaps, some miles
employees of the Forestry urancii oi wo JH™>r».wUI be seen ridges of first-class
HoLnion Govornmont, covering over larf timber; but along the [ravelled
203,000 square miles of the most Heavily ronto will bo found only brule, or pop a
timbered lands in the hands of tbo Gov- 8™J»l i »ml small spruce intermingled
ernment, show that of the virgin timber mtJ H'!"r-V -]atchoB> h1!°w"K who.rn/°'
originally covering this vast area, less poatccl Bros have run their devastating
than   thirtv live   thousand   square   miles M'uirse.
remain; tbe resl has been destroyed by In the unorganized territory lying between Lake Winnipeg und Hudson Bay.
'this condition is a feature of the country. It is a simple matter to trace the
regularly travelled rivers by the lack
of virgin timber along the route. When'
the main line of travel is left behind
and one branches into the less frequent
e.i byways, where few 1 ml inns and
fewer traders have occasion to pass during the summer, good stands of fine
large timber may yet bo found. But
each year sees more and more of this
timber destroyed by lire and unless some
method of prevention i- put into force,
the forests iu this part  of the coilntrv
will be B(  so deplete.! na to be nf little
or no commercial vnlue.
For many yeurs t nue the altorostfl
Hon of these vaai territories will be out
of the question from the point of view
ot expense. And in n largo number of
cases, where the fire has been suflicient-
lv tierce to bora off the thin coating of
noil, ii will be Impossible. So thnt the
only chance of conserving the limber in
-mil remote districts must be prevention
nf Iir.',
In Hn uh  woods, once :i  firo has
^tailed there is little .,r no hope ol' pre
venting it from running its full course
until it finally dies mil ut the water's
edge or a merciful rain intervenes.
Cure for forest lires is impossible iu lhat
vasl expanse of uninhabited territory.
In this cum', as in all others, prevention
is better than any known uuq hod of
light iug lire. Ami in ninety nine cases
oui af u hundred, tbese fires are pre
vent ablo. Bast summer, mi u trip of
less than two months by canoe, I saw
probably several hund reds of square
miles of fine voung timber in the course
of destruction. Probnbly a dozen flres
were seen during Hie whole trip, and
most of them could be traced direetlv to
their cause.
Part of our journey was made iu the
wake of i brigade of york boats, which
left Norway House with supplies for
the Hudson's Bay posts at Oxford House
and God's Bake. Por two or three days
we traced tlieir camps by the fires they
had left burning behind them. On two
occasions we landed, and succeeded in
spoiling what might have been very tidy
little conflagrations by the simple ex
pndient of lipping the half burnt loys
into the water, and emptying u pan or
two of the Nolson river on the hot. ashes.
Twice again, in thoso two or three days,
the fire had got too great a start and
we left it burning merrily away.
This estimate covers the strip extending about  two hundred  miles  north of
tin.' prairie fr  Bake Winnipeg   to Kd
uionion. lhe valleys of the Peace, Athabasca and .North Saskatchewan rivers,
tiie enst slope of ihe Rocky Mountains,
ami the Rnilwny Belt in British (Columbia. At Lac Bu Kongo, one ranger
states thut the whole of the surrounding
territory, some seventy thousand square
miles, of which twenty-five thousand
havo been bur nod over during the last
forty years, was origiually covered with
:t heavy timber growth of spruce, poplar,
tamarac, jackpino or birch; noarly one
half of which has disappeared within
forty years, leaving in many cases uolh
ing but bare rocks behind it, on which
no form of vegetation can find a fool
hold. Ami Hus experience ia being re
peated all over the forest country of
i nnndn.
I'   has l ii  Renerall)   supposed tlml
the timber resources of Canada wen1 il
Iimitable, nml this opinion haa I n so
i' -t ■ expressed and in generally accept
ed   that   nnv   evidence   to   lhe   contrary
- i -as ;i rudu awakening to the aver
Bgi Canadian. But few people realize
the extent of the ravages committed by
tire;   ami   when   depletion   of   forests   i>
spoken  of,  it  is the lumbering nporti
tions which are called 1... mind as the
main cause of deforestation, Vet, ac
cording lo a conservative estimate, six
board feet of merchantable limber have
been destroyed by fire for every foot cul
by lumbermen since the earliest settle
moi !   of tin untry.    That   ia to say,
thc cut of lumber in Cnnada represents
but one seventh of Hie total depletion,
without taking info account Hie natural
destruction, by insects, ami otherwise,
Senator Bdwards states that in the
Ottawa valley twenty feet of prime tim
ber bavo been burned for everv foot
cut and marketed.
This concern over the possibility of
a timber famine ju Canada is not duo
merely to On- prospects of a scarcity of
native wood, although thai alono is a
very vital question in any country, to
avoid whicli older and far richer conn
tries than Canada are spending millions
annually, The depletion of the forests
from the point of view of tho scarcity
of timber is one of tho smaller drawbacks of a state of affairs, to prevent
tho consummation of which tho Commission of Conservation has been ap
pointed.     Thc   prosafp   of   a   forest
Finally we caught up to those bouts
at their evening camp. At the foot of
the portage was a bark canoe, and the
proprietor, an Indian, and his squaw we
round seated beside a tire big enough to
roast au ox. built iu a little hollow, moss
all around it aud dry, fallen timber
heaped lu every direction. Little run
nels of tire made their way every now
nnd t!  '''-en the centre of operations
through the dry mosa nml were stamped
out perfunctorily by the squaw, whose
attention wus occupied by the bannock
she was baking for the crews nf the
york bouts.
Next morning they were gune, but it
took nearly hall' an hour's hard work to
put out the lire they had left. No attempt whatever had been made bv the
builders of it to safeguard the surround-
iug timber from destruction.
i)n nnother occasion ou the same trip,
we came ncross the scene of the Initiation of a fire which we traced fnv nver
forty miles. This wus at a portage, too.
Someone had built a lire tn lunl it kettle,
and had left it to burn itself ont. A
week afterwards it was still at ita appointed task of burning itself out, ln
lhat time it had travelled over forty
miles in the direction in which we were
going, and how deep that belt of fire
might be it was impossible to tell from
the canoes, The smoke of it could be
seen for miles to tho nnrth of us .ind we
followod iis southern edge for u day and
a half. The timber it had destroyed
was fine young healthy spruce, thickly
set, an running from six to fifteen
inches in diameter- if our camps were
at all typical of the general run of the
timber.
Now, thut whole country from Bake
Winnipeg to Hudson Bay'is absolutely
without patrol, or control of any kind.
This year a patrol of K. N. W. M. Police
is being kept on the recngni/.ed trade
route from Norway House to Split Bake,
which is a distinct advance on previous
conditions. But the country to the
south of Split Bake, along the travelled
routes tn Oxford Bouse, Hod's Bake,
Island Lake, Trout Bake and Severn,
uud awny south right to the Winnipeg
and Knglish rivers, thousands of square
miles of the best game country in the
northwest, splendidly wooded with valuable  timber,  is absolutely  unprotected.
There seems to be no valid reason why
such u patrol as that which is policing
the route to Split Bake should not be
placed on nn the principal river high
ways through the north. At present the
ouly attempt of tire protection is in the
posting of hand bills, warning travellers
against setting tires aud pointing out
the penalty in this regard. But without
some sort of police control these notices
are jusl so much wnste paper. If every
Indian or .dher traveller along these
streams were aware of the fact that at
any turn on the river he might come
across a canoe, manned by the law iu
the uniform ol' the Mounted Police, with
authority to arrest aud punish offenders
ngninst lhe regulations with regnrd to
lire; or if such a patrol were known
even In he ou ihe river, cither ahead
iu behind, there would be much more
care taken with regard fn leaving half
''Uinl iir. s when camp wa; broken.
Regulations have an immensely strougtr
moral efl'eet when backed by the proba-
i ility of early discovery, if disregarded.
lln- installation of such patrols would
I..' comparatively inexpensive. These
1 ade routes are well defined, few in
number in comparison with the extent
of country through which they run, ami
the policing of these routes would practically have the ell'ect of protecting the
entire country. For it is a noticeable
fact that it is almost entirely from these
Irade routes that the tires are started.
'I'I". Commission of Conservation has
a t si. before it to cope with which requires almost superhuman efforts, nnd
is under Ihe necessity nf attacking the
subject from so muny sides as lo make
one almost despair of reducing the problem to the terms of practicability; but
this prevention of lire in lhe north
woods by means of a patrol system is n
practical, inexpensive aud totally feasible method of controlling lo some ex-
lent the fearful waste in the unexploit
ed resources of a large though yet coin
pnratively unknown Bection of Canada's
natural wealth.
FLAT  MYSTERIES
TUB modern mansion Hat, because of
its isolation, and for other reasons,
lends itself with peculiar facility
to crimes of violence.
It is the exception, rather Ihuu the
rule, for dwellers in these human warrens to know one anothor, even hy nume.
A passing nod on the cnnimou staircase
there may be occasionally, but beyond
Hint intercourse between the tenants is
not usually carried on.
So it happened that when, a year or
sn buck, n woman was cruelly dOUQ to
death iu n Brixton Hut, nobody took any
notice, nlthough screams were actually
heard in the stillness of the'night my
wakeful neighbours,
The assassin did his deadly work,
passed out and into the street,'ami dis
appeared, lie is somewhere about today,   carrying   his   ghastly   secret   with
him, for the police have never succeeded
in laying hands upon him.
There  have   been   acoroa   of similar
.Times committed in lints, some of them
of an oven more mysterious character,
such as lhe Patterson mystery.
One   terrible   flat   crin UUSOil   the
hanging of an innocent mnn. The affair
occurred iu Kdinbiirgh, where, high up
in n ImgO block of mansion (hits, lived
a mau named William Shaw and hla
daughter Catherine. The girl kopl house
for her futher, but did uo olher work,
nml  wus Highly umi headstrong.
She had a sweetheart to whom her
father objoctod, uud, in order lo prevent
him from visiting his daughter in his
abaonco, Shnw wns in the habit of locking the girl in the Hat when he went
out of an evening.
Dn the day of Ihe tragedy there was a
violent quarrel, and William Shaw went
out, slam mi llg lhe door behind him in
temper, nml leaving his daughter locked
up as usual. Hardly had he passed nut
of sight when fearful grnans were heard
emanating    from    the    little    dwelling
placo.
After some dolay, the noighbors forced un entrance, aud Catherine was found
dying, with a lurge carving knife sticking iu her left breast, Asked if her
father had done it. she is alleged to
have nodded her head. Whereupon, poor
Shaw was arrested, tried ami executed.
Yet all thc while it was u case of
suicide. Bighteen months afterwards,
the then tenant nf the tint had occasion
to do some repairs, and behind tne mantelpiece he found ii letter in the dead
girl's handwriting nnd dated the dny of
the supposed murder.    Jn   it,   she an-
QOUDOod definitely hcr intention of kill
ing herself that evening, because her
father persisted ia trying to separate
her from her lover.
A Hat murder that for a lime puzzled
and bullied the police of Glasgow was
that in whieh a wealthy retired trades
man and his housekeeper were fou mi
shot Inside their dwelling pluce, al
though the onlv door wus locked and
bolted on the inside.
It transpired eventually that entrance
hud been oti'octod through a window, to
which the murderer had lowered himself
by ll rope from nnother window in an
empty flat immediately ubove. After
committing the crime he had climbed
buck up the rope, and had then hauled
it Up and carried it away with him, hav
iug nlso taken the precaution to care
fully recluse both windows,
Some few years buck the residents of
oue of the largest blocks of tints in one
of the most exclusive quarters of Vienna
were greatly perturbed at u number of
invsterious jewel rnbberies that were
oontlnuully taking pluce whenever they
vacated their apartments for any length
of time. Property tu tho value of mnny
thousands of pounds in the RggTOgatO
wus missing, und the police, no less than
the owners of the vanished valuubles,
were in despair.
What enhanced the mystery was the
faet that there were uo signs of forcible
entry in uny instance, and that a can1
taker, a ouenrmed woman named Fran
cisca Mnchalek, lived upon the premises.
No suspicion, however, attached itself
to her, for there were reasons why she
cnuld not have entered the rifled flats
by way of the! doors, and her affliction,
it was argued, precluded the possibility
of her having ('limbed in ul the win
dows, most of which were situated at an
elevation of from fifty to eighty feet
ubove the pavement of the central court
yard, into which they all opened.
Nevertheless, it was she, and none
other, who was the culprit. Although
possessed of only nne arm, she was a
marvel of agility. She had made for
herself a number of short hook ladders,
such as firemen use, and by tholr aid she
was able to clamber from sill to sill up
to almost any height.
The above mystery solved itself in
due course. Hero is one that, has never
been solved, and thut appears, iu fact,
unsolvable. In a tlut in the Monlmartre
quarter id' Paris a woman was found
murdered a short while back. She had
been stabbed to death, the body bearing
no fewer than eleven wounds, any one
of which would have been suflicient to
have caused almost instant death.
The only door to the flat was bolted
on the inside. The one window also was
securely fastened from the inside, and
wns further protected by strong iron
bars, and these had not been tampered
with. How, then, did the murderer obtain access to t he tlat, a nd more
especially how (lid he escape after having committed the mnrderf lle eould
nol hnve got out by way nf the chimney, for lliere was none.
. THE PAN-AMERICAN RAILWAY
Ij^OK mere than four yeara the work
of constructing the Pun-American
Railway has been conducted with
activity, and, according to the purposes of those who initialed this enterprise, it will start from the United
States ami end in Panama. Work has
been carried on with much effort, and
Hie company has had the support of
the Mexican government and the goodwill of many capitalists, natives us well
as foreigners. The original idea bas
been realized, Tt consisted iu the build
ing of a line from San .leroniino on the
Tehuantepee Railway to Tapachulu in
Chiapas. Baler it will be extended to
Port   San   Benito.
The inauguration was presidod over
by (ioveruor Babasa, of tbe stnte of
Chiapas, and celebrated gayly and enthusiastically by the Inhabitants of
plnees on the line. The branch Inaugurated starts from IIuixHu and ends at
Tapachulu, an extension of seventy-five
kilometers—forty-seven   miles. Tho
total length of the line on Mexican ter
ritory is -101 kilometern or 307 miles.
Tin1 line will pass, in addition lo other
places, by Juchttnn, Cerro Loco, Ro-
forma, Aurora, Jalisco, Tomnla, Pijijin
pun. Mapusfopoc. Esquintln, Tapachulu,
and Port San Benito.
The Federal Gnvernment gave a sub
silly to the constructing company of
$10,200 per mile, and, according to the
railway law, the concession will last
ninety-nine years, during which time
the company  will operate Hie line.
The line passes through regions in
which coffee is the principal product,
and the builders believe that within a
short lime the freight revenue from
coffee alone will cover Ihe cost of the
construction of the road. The coffee
produced on the /.one traversed already
reaches a total of 10,001) tons per year.
The freight rato frum the Guatemalan
frontier to San .lernuimo is to be thirty
pesos (fifteen dollars gold) per ton. At
San .leroniino coffee will be shipped
over the Tehuantepee Kail way, and
from this pnint it will go to I'out/.ucoal
cos to bt1 Anally shipped to Gormany,
the lending market.
The new line is verv beneficial to (he
states of Ouxaca ami Chiapas, as the
sections  of   Mexico
OUSlor   and   cheaper
British Versus Dutch
The   Meaning   of   the  South   African Elections
products   of   tin
will   nnw   find
outlet.
THE EVOLUTION OF CLOTHES
TUB nppcnriicc of civilized mnu, his
hands and head protruding from
cylinders nf cloth, as a turtle's
from beneath his carapace, imbues Ihe
savage breast with curiosity, envv. and
fear. "You lived, sir, in the Victorian
age—a period essentially cylindrical,"
says a tailor to the hero* of'" When the
Sleeper Wake.s." Nevertheless, all
these unmeaning cylinders nml rolls of
superfluous cloth we carry upon our
backs onco had some meaning.
For instance, the two buttons aud tho
rudimentary tails of the morning coat,
uud the vosttgal tails of the sack cont
are reminders of the time when the long
tails were looped up to enable the wearer to ride without, sitting upon his
clothes. Similarly lhe buttons upon tbe
sleeves originated with the time when
Ihe coat and shirt formed om; garment,
whose sleeves wero tucked up when the
wearer "got. busy."
Men's clothing buttons nver from left
tn right; women's frnm right to left.
Many ti man's wife makes an excellent
and ocouomicnl tailor and yet tumbles
iuto tbis pitfall, causing her husband
to be a laughing-stock to the diseerning.
A FLOOD of electioneering is sweeping over South Africa.   At a moment's   notiee   the   country   hus
been given  over to a   furious  political
campaign.
South Africa has been taken by sur
prise. Kverybndy calculated the elec-
Cious would be held early iu Oetober.
Organisation was proceeding ut a somewhat leisurely pace. And then, without warning, the Hovernnient suddenly
announced thut the polling would tuke
place on Thursday, September 1 fifth,
The Opposition loudly asserted lhat
this haste is due to "funk," and that
thi' Botha Ministry see thoy are losing
ground and wish tu close lhe Unionist
campaign as soon as possible. The explanation, liOWOVor, is Hint the Ministry
find it a thankless task In carry on thc
Govornmont without u Parliament ami
without any niamlute from the people.
Since Muy .'(1st they Iuue been unto
crats responsible fn none. But the situ
at ion has its drawbacks. Whether they
do anything or refuse io dn anything,
whether they make appointments or re
frain from making appointments, they
are subjected to bitter ami continuous
criticism from the Unionist Press—and
as nearly nil the important daily papers
belong to the Unionists the position is
no doubt annoying. The Ministry feel,
therefore, that tlieir position would be
stronger ii Ihey took the opinion of the
people at un early date.
The election campaign is resolving it
self largely intn the ohl business of
British versus Butch, ln spite of every
effort to avoid racialism the old party
cries are heard. To be perfectly frank,
this is mainly due to thc Opposll ion
press. The National parly (the Government parly) do not want the racial
issue. It owes its place to the support
of men of British descent. It can only
retain iis position bv continuing to attract this support.
Hut the object, of the Unionists is to
detach these electors. As one of their
leaders suid receutlv, if everv Britisher
in South Africu voted "British" the
.lamesonites would get into power. The
Unionist papers are certainly doing
their best to persuade every British
voter tn vote British. Bvery day there
are articles and letters charging the
Butch with incompetence, racial prejudice, und jooherv. Bvcrv dav we are
told that British' oflicial's are bein r
turned out of Ihe civil service or thc
pollco, and thai " tyranny" is rampant.
The presence of General Hertzog, the
author ot the objectionable Education
Acts in the Orange Rivor Colony, in
the cabinet is undoubtedly damaging
the Ministerial cause. Tliere seem to be
internal differences in the cubinet on
this education question, for the speeches
of the Ministers do not agree. The
public undoubtedly dislike the principle
of compulsion iu flic Flortzog system,
and feel that Instruction given through
the medium of t .vo languages cannot be
satisfactory. General Botha and his
colleagues are doing their best to minimise the cry of llerungism ami lo insist
thut. it is a local question in the Orange
River < lolony, over which the Union
Government will have no control for five
years. But iteration always has some
effect. This unceasing campaign
againsl llortzogisin is troubling many
Britishers who were at lirst inclined tn
support the Hovernnient. They dislik
the Unionists as being controlled by Hi
position is unsatisfactory and confus
ing.
But in spite of these ditliculties, and
of damugO being done by the Hertzog
lam business, I think General Botha's
party will iu tne end gain a working
majority.
'lhe Unionists are counting upon the
solid support of Natal to neutralise the
opposition of Iho Orange Kiver Colony,
thus leaving the real light between the
fairly evenly hula need parties in the
Cape nnd the Transvaal. On this basis
they talk about a majority of tive nr
six for Br. Jameson, But I think Ihey
are unduly optimistic. In the 6rst
place, Natal shows no disposition tn go
solidly Unionist. It seems far more
inclined to stand aloof from the party
warfare in the other provineecs and lit
rely upon u Natal party which would
givo the Botha ministry a fair trial
but watch closely ovor the interests of
Nal nl. lu the s'eennd place, the Labor
party may gain several seats, and the
I. a bor i Ies nre co operating with the
Nationalists  rather  than  with  the  Vn
Ion lata,
I   venture   to   predict-!   thnt   General
Botha wil on September IBtll obtain a
majority of  between   nine and  twelve
in the Union  House of Representatives.
-B. B, NBA MM.
great mining nml finan
ure uow inclined to di
:ial hi
trust
Tlu
ch.
ntos ou sept
A pnrt   fro
puign shows ;
-fail
Alt i
Parsley will keep fresh for several
days if put into a closely-fitting tin in a
cool place. This is better than standing
it in water.
The result of the elections will (
largely upon which feeling proi
ber 10th.
ihe racial cry, tin
tendency to procooi
^^^^lliiies. The excellent
ments expressed a few months ug
corning the need for a "fresh i
and a "clean siute" in South
are lieing fust forgotten. Thoi
count iy i> luce.I by a acorn of important problems, the political speeches oui
line but n meagre constructive policy.
One would imagine we were fnciuo the
pnst instead of the future. All the
old time worn and ninth on ton controversies nn* being revived. Instead of
being told whut will be done five
months hence we are implored to cnn
sider what ought to have been dune
five years before. The Chinese labor
queation is being fought ull over again.
Mangled accounts of wbnt took place
ut the Nntion a 1 Convention, before TTn-
ion was decided upon, nre beiug produced in political nddresess. The air is
full of asertioti nml contradiction. One
hoars of the intimidation und the injustice nf the Ministry, of racial favoritism and animosity. One listens to
tirades against the mine owners, and
allegations of blnck listing, and all the
ancient charges which have formed the
stuck intrude of Rand politicians for
the past seven years. Bnt stutestnun
ship is at e discount. Parnchinlism
runs rampant, So far that campaign
hus produced nu proof thut federal ion
nna induced a broader political instinct
ur n wider outlook,
This curious tendency  is  largely due
to   Ihe   fuel   that   0   ) iber   nf   South
African prnblems are so extremely awkward from a party point of view that
there is an almost unanimous desire tu
avoid them. It is dillicult for any party
to announce II national policy likely tn
please nil four provinces, The principle which is grootod with upplause iu
one part of the country may be regarded with dislike iu another.
Take, for instance, the e.nlnr franchise in the Cape. It wuuld bo fatal
for any party to pledge itself tn the
extension of (he Capo franchise over
tbe whole Union. And yet if any party
declared itself ngainst that extension
it would loso the support of perhaps the
bulk of the colored voters iu the Cape.
It is the same with the question of
selling liquor to natives. Tbe wine
farmers in the OupG wish the Cape law
applied tn all South Africa. The other
provinces prefer fhe present, prohibition
system. The political party favoring
the snle of liquor must lose votes in
the Transvaal, Natal, and the Orange
River Colony, Hut if it opposes ttie
sale of liquor if jonpnrdises seats in the
Cape. So with Asiatic labor in Natal.
To stop that labor means the loss of
votes iu Natal, It is far easier to talk
Hert7.ogism or to denounce the mining
houses than to give definite pledges
on those awkward matters. Rut from
the viowpiont of the elector who wants;
to   know  what  the   parties  mean  the
MAKING CURIOS FOR TOURISTS
IN spite of trade depression there is a
notable boom in lhe antique curio
business, especially iu Scotland,
where many skilled workmen are now
profitably employed in this occupation.
As the summer season approaches, in anticipation of the usual annual influx of
Americans, the growing legion of so
called ' 'antique'' dealers from cities,
villages, and unfrequented farmhouses
are nuw occupying itself iu arranging
for display tlieir various slocks nf made
to-order antiquities.
Largely as the result of American de
mand—a domnnd thut has long outgrown
the supply, and has increased with the
disappearance of tho genuine antique-
such irresistible opportunity and reward
have been offered the forger that now,
thanks to his productive industry, there
are both abundance and variety of sup
ply of "antiques" executed with all de
grees of skill, varying from fhe crude
products of amateurs tn others of such
pretcntens workmanship as often to
puzzle the connoisseur himself.
Kare old period furniture, given the
jlloss umi appearance of age by constant.
rubbing with bone ami pumice stone; old
hand rolled copper plate, which has nnl
been made since IStu, u most favorite
article of deception, ovor 1,000 pieces of
which have been lately examined with
out the finding of half it dozen genuine
specimens; Spanish Ivories, skilfully
"uged" brown by acids; first state engravings and prints; Queen Anne silver,
superstructures of which are built up
upon the handle of an old spoon bearing
gonulno murks; ' 'old" Bristol and
Waterford hnnd eut crystal; and that
particular kind of china which bt in
most momentary demand, whether it be
Oriontal blue and white, or Bnwesloft,
abound nvcrywhero in such wholesale
lots as one 'would think should alone
serve to excite the suspicions of any
thoughtful person.
Scores of  "antique"  shops  are  now
(located along motor enr highways, being
' im iiernlly   conducted   by  so ' "inter
oating old churueter" who sits smoking
hi-- pipe indifferently, offering his wnre£
|iu some baaemenl difficult of approach,
I the windows of which are convention
■il bv n thick net of cobweb.-.
ally s
The
first
fad
.h"!'
chug,
mppi
elusion to gel  ov
em   Idea  thnt  thi
■   lhe   actual   love   for   nil-
, i> smoothing peculiar to
de of the tfllitod States, who ure
I to put greater store upon the
on id' such things Ihan is com
mon abroad. This is a mlsconreptlon.
On Hie  traiy, throughoul Great Britain, and even mure sn on the Continent,
collecting hns been a passion since the
eighleeiith century. The British Isles
have been seurched up and down from
door to dnnr by experienced collectors
for upwards of fifty years, and, not
being large gi ographieally, the thoroughness of the search shows the remote likelihood of picking up sninething
good I'or little money al this late day
during a few weeks of a sojourn abroad.
Don't look for bargains in antiques.
If one wants genuine things he should
visit a dealer of recognized standing
ami reliability, for there ure few such;
pay him his price, which is sure to be
nigh, and purchase only upun his written guarantee that the article is actually of the period. One cannot become a judgo of nntiquos by reading a
few books, nml if u person has neither
Hie means lu buy, nur the experience
necessary lo select what is really worth
purchasing, it is fur more satisfactory
to buy first-class reproductions. These
arc what oue generally finds in the aver-
Uge "unl ique" shop ill mure thuu twice
Iheir actual  value.
Beware of buying Robert. Burns
chairs ami Man Quoon of Scots tables
and alt such Ih'iutrs. It is safe to say
thnt thev ure spurious. Beware especially of Shellield pinto; if is pruetienlly
nil.modern or old pieces plated over.
Hny the uew as such at one-half the
prices askod for it by tbe "antique"
dealer.
Beware, also, of engravings and
prints. Many reproductions of old
prints nre made by artists of great
ability, with no intention of deception.
Some of Hies may be seeu iu antique
shops, artfully "aged" and hung in
old frames, the unscrupulous dealer ask
ing four or five times the price the
prints cnn be purchased for of tho publishers. Crystal and china are alao
made in the old shapes and ofton in
the actual molds of a liundrod years
jign; these are legitimate reproductions.
Tt is the so-called '' antique'' dealer
who buys thom up and offers them to
the unsnphistiejited .as genuiuo.
JKRROLD:  "I can't get any apeed
out of thnt motor-ear you aold me.
Tou told mo that you had been
arrested aix timos in it,"
Hobart:  "So I wns, old chap;  for
obstructing tho highway."
54 THK ISI.ANDKR. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
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DAME FASHIONS
DECREES
SUCH extraordinary eccentricity as ch tunc tori zoo the fashions of the present season surely uovor was kuown in
the world's history. The stylos, tho moat exaggerated
of the last ten centuries, hnve apparently boon selected aud
imt forward as the most desirable, while the sad fact exists
that women who until now have been select iu their taste
<n droBa not ouly contemplate with equanimity the absurd
diirienturos thnt the models present, bnt actually select thc
gowns as being not only possible but whut they term smart.
When the stnry is current thut ou account of the extreme
sctuitinesH of the skirt, making it impossible fnr a woman
to tuke a long step, there liavo been within the last fortnight
sevornl serious accidents in i'aris, two women in trying to
;.tOfi from their curringes fulling and breaking their uoeos,
there would seem to be inure than eccentricity in such a fashion, but wheu the skirt, measures one yard and a quarter
around the ankles it. can easily be understood that just auch
iccideuts can  readily take place.    And yet these absurdly
Coral Liberty Gowu with Gray Embroidery
tjccoutric gowns are shown with tho utmost assurance by the
Ending dressmakers as boing the latest fashions. Tho information Hint they can be modified, made less extreme, is
ilso vouchsafed, but most grudgingly, and iiufortunutely
mauy women soloct tho extreme and walk out, or attempt to
walk out, iu the must, ungraceful and conspicuous of gowus.
Almost without exception the gowus are mude wilh short
skirts, no matter how expensive and elaborate, Not only the
simple styles for the morning and for practical wear, but for
*ftornoon and often for the evening, do the skirts clear the
ground the same length all around, aud with little or uo train
tliere is nothing graceful or becoming, The skirts of the
serge und linen gowus are either hold in around the uukles
by a wide baud which finishes the skirt around the bottom
or have a band across the baek holding iu any fullness there
may be in the back or sido breadths. Rows of buttons on
dither side of this band are the only trimming, but if a more
olaboraU' offect is desired then the skirt is finished with a
broad baud of satin, headed with oue or two rows of braid
The eut of the skirt is a most dillicult problem, tor how to
-40 calculate the possibility of walking with the amount of
iiaterial required demands the must careful consideration.
It is required, to begin with, that everyone shall look ex-
• .eudingly thin, no mattor liuw much her weight. Naturally
ihe slender woman hus the advunluge, but even sho must be
must careful to huve her gowns made to muke hcr appear abnormally slight nml (Int. The wnist line need uot be so exaggeratedly small iu diameter, for the straight up-and-down
rclfect must bo paramount, but if a tiny waist measurement
'an bo secured, why, so much the better.—from the dress
maker's point of view.
Satin und all satin-tinished materials aru so alarmingly
popular that already there are indications that the material
will not remain in fashion Indefinitely. Pur the moment
satin costume, preferably black, is the smartest a woman en
wear, the skirt short, rouud and extremely scant, but uot s
scant as when made iu a serge or linen nnd is straight up and
lown io Unoj the jacket quite short, also very straight, un
tho liiilo) uindo order, quite severe in design. A narrow pip
ng or cording outlines the jacket und the seams of lhe skirt.
\ waist of chilVon, black over white, with gold or silver lace,
or satin ribbon veiled with the eh i Hon und witli a narrow yoke
•iml high collar of transparent Ince, is worn with this cos
inine, which will muluuhlcdly be copied this winter iu cloth
. ur cloth and satin combined. It is stated ou gund authority
that the soft, lustrous tall'eta silk will surely take the plnce
of tlm satin before long, but that is a statement which re
quires verification before acceptance, and a woman who orders
i heavy salin costume fur tho autumn or the lighter weight
for summer can be quite contented with the knowledge that
■ihe is gowned according to Bame Pashiou's instructions.
Poulard gowns nre extremely smart at the present time,
iml while foulard is emphatically a summer material, these
gowns will be worn until lute in the autumn. There are many
new designs quite unlike any that have been displayed. There
are some charming patterns'in blaek ami wliite and gray and
white stripe, with a cross line of black, that are popular.
These are made up with black liberty satin or black voile de
soie and with a waistcoat effect in light blue or cerise, ulways
with white lace yoke and collar, for the opon neck is not considered at nil smnrt in anything but lingerie or loose gowns,
uid then only fnr young girls. In faet, the sheer luce or net
yokes with the high collar are so universally becoming thut
uo womnn with nny pretensions to good taste ever chooses the
other style for street, wear. A most attractive foulard is the
black satin wifh while dot—or, ruthor, dots or rings—two
dotH together but widely separated frum the next two.
Tins is made with a draped skirt, narrow but not exnggerat
edly scant, the lower part of the waist draped, the upper part
a broad bund of lace under mousseline de suie, with a narrow
rennd, yoke and high collar of the shoorost possible lace—the
upper part of the slaves and the waist aro all iu ono piece
and the folds of the foulard crotw back ai»l front over tho
veiled luce that goes around tho figure. The gown shows the
newest fashion in the draped effects aud the foulard is so
liglit. ami soft that it falls most gracefully into the folds re
quired. Blaok uud while is the most popular coloring, but iu
bluo and white and grny and white thero are charming copies
uf the model.
After much hear I rending uncertainty in regard to sleeves
it would seem as though a decision had finally beeu reached,
aud the smnll, light sleeve has triumphed, for almost without
exception sleeves are bmallj many aro short, above the elbow-
Ihe smartest and most becoming are bolow tho olbow. They
fit quite close to the arm, aro finished with a luce cuff n ruu-
dersleeve, ami are quite elaborate in toast rue tion, with bands
of Ince under a veiling uf mousseline de soio nml then with
folds of the material of the gown, lu ball gowns thero is
merely an apology for a sleeve, fringe, or a band of jewelled
passementerie, with only the small lace cup sleove if required
to make lhe gown becoming, Coat and jacket sleeves are all
smnll and most carefully lilted inlo the arm hole, so that there
shall uot be uny fullness in tho lop of the shoulder; iu faet,
even in coats every elfort is made to suppress the shoulder or
armhole seam, by cutting the upper sleeve in ouo piece with
the waist--not. an easy undertaking, be it, realized. Por theatre and the simpler style of evening gown the absolutely
tight fitting sleeve nf net with applique designs nf embroidery
iu silver nud gold is oxlroniely smart and becoming, and, eut
iu oue piece wilh the upper part of the waist, is most becoming. An old evening gowu can easily bc remodelled in this
manner, and lliere are uny number of fancy nets and laces
lo be found nt this time of the year which are capital for thin
purpose, only bo it remembered that the net musl lie flat, nut
in folds, nn the neck and upper part of the waisl.
• » a
Very often the home dressmaker doos not glvo herself the
least chance in the world to turn oul a good-looking gown
because tho parson for whom tho gown is intended is not pro
perly attired for having it well fitted. It is hopeless, for instance, to oxpeel a gown to look well when it has boon fitted
over stays that arc loo large, too long, or otherwise are un-
suited to the figure. The slays should be fitted perfectly
before the new gowu is attempted. Stays made lo ordor are
nut inexpensive, hut I here aro muny shops whore corsets of
medium price are fitted without charge. If the customer herself takes a keen interest in the fitting and insists upon every
detail boing well attended to she will be able tu get what she
wants.
With properly fitting corsets which have the fashionable
lines as a foundation for her work, the amateur dressmaker
will find the tusk nf giving style to a costume much less difficult. Then she should lu1 sure, also, that the corset cover fits
well and that the underskirt is perfectly smooth over the hips.
There should be no clumsy bands or even cords around the
waist to interfere with the fitting. The home dressmaker
often endures handicaps of this sort which a professional
dressmaker would refuso to tolerate. Many an amateur, for
Instance, whn is engaged in the noble and self-sacrificing tusk
nf fitting out the members of her family witn new costumes
hus suffered the frightfully discouraging experience of having
the same woman appear for a second fitting with a Ugure
appreciably altered from that of thc first, the simple solution
ot the problem being that betwen the first, and second fittings
he has adopted an entirely i.ew style of stays.
Gentle massage with cocoanut oil will improve the appearance of a thia neck. The massage will strengthen fhe muscles
while the oil will feed the skin.
Hairnets do not asn rule improve the appearance, and they
certainly give an elderly appearance to Hie wearer. They
must be put on wilh great care, nnd it is bettor to reserve
thom for outdoor wear and for windy weather.
Badies with very narrow hips cnn do much to Improve
ihem. Stand on one fool ami. let the other leg swing bark
wards aud forwards like a pendulum; do this slowly nnd let
the lou ffo an far each way ns possible After doing this six
)g, change and do the same with the other.
Bg gO
I wilh
When using tool
mouth afterwards ii
•ind then brush the
finally rinsing,
powder
order to
teeth :u
l lhe s;
is not   sullic
rid nf it.
,,   l.sinr   Cie
Rin
o rinse the
Hie brush,
iter before
HUMAN HIBERNATION
IN sume of the remoter provinces of Uu
nuts who are addicted to whnt is prni
When the harvest has failed ami pi
they lie down on the top of a great stove
a there are peas
■ally hibernation.
isions are scarce
n the inner room,
Gown of Violet Voile do Soie
the kitchen of their hul. The stove is high, reaching almost
to the roof, and the space between this big brick structure
uud the roof is the ordinary sleeping-place uf the family.
Lying down upon thc lung, tint stove, the peasants avoid
nil talking uud till exertion, except such us is necessary to
keep the stove replenished, and they sustain life by eating
at long intervals a little black bread soaked iu water. The
hut is both dark and silent through the winter.
A USE FOR ALUMINUM POWDER
OWING to the property which aluminum possesses of producing  a   very   high  temperature   when   burned   with
substances that give off oxygon, it has been employed
from time to time fnr making a detonator for firing oxplos
ivos that do not readily respond to the action of the deton
ating compositions generally omplnyod.
The aluminum is used iu the shape of u powder mixed
with the other substances filling the percussion caps nr detonators. Thc sudden high temperature induced by the pulverized aluminum results iu a greater mechanical energy than
can be produced with compositions not containing aluminum.
SETBACK    TO    BRITISH   SUFFJtA
GETTEfi
TUB Bill graining the franchise to
women iu Hie ilonbe of C'o'umon.-
WttB lirst greeted with a burst ol
huu sin no; thou camo "a trust, a chilling frost.!' Ju other words, the vote
fur j!- second reading was passed, the.
rescinded by a majority vote to refer
it to a committee of the whole House;
thnt is, the prisouer at, the bar was to
bo tried over again, becnuse tho sen
tence of the jury did not suit Judge Asquith. As The Tablet (London) ueutly
puts it:
"By a majority of 100 the House of
Commons hns decided that Mr. Shackle
ton's Bill conferring the parliamentary
franchise ou certuiu classes of women
ought to become law; a few momenta
later the same House ot Commons, bv a
majority of HS. decided that tlio bill
shall not become law. They blessed Uie
bill, and then, without even a decent
interval, they proceeded to strangle it.
lt was in keeping with the tangle ot insincerities by which the movement has
been surrounded now for forty years.
To pass lhe seeond reading of tho bill
meant nothing, but to send it ut once to
u standing committee meant business,
aud so leave was at once refused. The
not result is a decided setback to the
cause. It is now certain that the present House of Commons does not mean
tn allow women to huve the vote."
Mr. Asquith allowed the bill to be
brought iu ami debated becnuse of his
"desire to fulfil nn extorted pledge"
mnde before the last general elections,
lie, however, took care that it should
bo shelved as a matter of "political
tactics." To quote the editorial iu The
Nation (London) which condemns the
"tactics" of the Prime Minister:
"The ministerial calculators hold
that the admission of these women voters would damage their chances at the
next election. Ho the forms of representative government are pushed
aside for considerations of tactics, the
art of 'playing fur positions.' Now,
we should lie loth to deny thut, in the
'game' of politics, especially at a time
like this, when several grent 'stakes'
Me on the table, tactics have a rightful
claim. But such absorption in tactics
us prevails just now has perils of its
own, especially for u party whose possibilities of progress depend upon keeping alive faith in ideas and enthusiasm
fur social reforms. Thc reference of
every critical step to the arbitrament
of a short-range party opportunism is
nut even sound tactics, fur it fails to
write off the moral and intellectual
damages which such timidity involves."
Tho debate on the bill shows that the
mosl powerful arguments put forth
ou either side wen; not those in favor
of, but those in opposition lo, the measure, und The Saturday Iteview (London) remarks:
"The bill—moderate us it is—opens
the door to fresh invasions of the unfit upon the franchise. Happily the
House of Commons is not yet ready to
take this step. One good result of the
debate is to show that the strength of
argument is against the bill. Supporters of the bill made occasional good
points in exposing unsouid arguments
on the other side; but tliere never was
a notorious movement so lacking in
reasons to account for itself, .lust as
the numerical weakness of the suffra-
gettos was shown in the General Elec-
tion, whon they absolutely failed to
muke themselves felt over a large area,
so now, on a really important occasion,
we discover an extreme poverty of convincing nrgument."
The expected bus happened, declares
the London Times, and prints a long
article on the powerful Auti-Wonion's
Vote League which numbers leading
people among its members. At one
time, as was thought, thore waB do
danger of vote being granted. Now it
is different, says The Timos, nnd proceeds:
"Now that the public arc beginning
to see that thore ts such u dangor, if
they remain apathotic and inert, thoy
ami their representatives regard their
duties in another light. The body of
the electorate and the overwhelming
majority of women have been utterly
opposed to the whole principle."
As the Woman's Franchise Bill has
been referred to a committee of tho
whole House and not absolutely rejected, Tho Spoctutor (Loudon) hopes that
it may come up again for discussion,
and even be passed. Mr. Haldane's
speech in .Parliament is quoted as follows in reference to the last vote:
"That does not involve necessarily
that the question should bo delayed in
becoming law, but it does involve that,
if a question uf this kind is tn be pass-
id through without the guidance of
thuse who aro responsible fpr the government of the country and by lhe sense
of the House of Commons, lhat sensd
should be fully and adequately user-
tained,"
The women who have headed the
movement are also encouraged by tie
fact that the bill wns not at once voted
down, and as The Tablet (quoted above)
observes:
"The suffragists huve decided In
treat this result ns an encouragement
to go on aad to call upon the Government for further facilities for debate
i" committee of Ihe full House. Wo
I ape that these will be given, fir oilier-
wise the action of the Commons in Hist
passing nu Oticouroglng moi ion .iml then
adopting a blocking one will look like
hyporiu-y. nnl will enconii-;i the im
pinea'i'e oletnonU' in the woman's move
ment.''
A CANADIAN BUSINESS ROMANCE
LOBB STRATHCONA AND MOUNT
ROYAL recently presided over the
Genernl Court of the Hudson Bay
Company, with whoso fortunes he has
been for so mnny years closely identified, nnd which,'like himself, is in a
lusty old age. The Glasgow Herald,
referring to this great old institution,
snys:
"There are few things more remarkable in tho history of commerce than
the vitality and prosperity of this greut
trading and land owning concern. Alone
of the merchant adventurers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, il
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Compnny, whioh is the starting point of
English history in whut nre uow the
United States of Amoricu, is onlv A
memory, The Irish Society, formod to
nettle Ulster in Jacobean dnys, is probnbly not even tluit. The Kast India
Company, most, magulflceut aud illus-
trious ot' commercial undertakings, was
dissolved more than fifty yoars ngo,
"The Hudson Bay Company, of whicli
tho charter dates 'from 1070, remains
securely eutrenchod In diminished but
still princely possessions, aud this year
distributes in dividends to a comfort*
nbly compact body of shareholders thc
sum of 1240,000—free of income tux:
for tho House of Lords, in its judicial
capacity, has affirmed thai the peculiar
conditions under which the company
holds and disposes of its lauds relieves
It from tho exactions of British Chan
cellors of the Exchequer.
"Romance begins iu tho duy of small
things. The pioneers of British enterprise in the lone lands of Canada were
two Frenchmen, Grossoliors and Rodis-
sou, who attempted (irst of nil to enlist
tlio Court of France in tho promotion of
the fur trnde. Disappointed by their
countrymen, they turned to England
nnd told the interesting story of their
hopes and beliefs to Charles II. and
Prince Rupert. Tho result was an expedition to Hudson Bay, which was despatched in 1608, and returned with good
reports  in  the  following year.
"In 1070 the company received its
charter, ami with a generosity rivaling
that of the Pope, who divided the New
Worbl between two Cutholle Powers,
Charles II, handed over to the adventurers 'the whole trade of all those seas,
straight)), ami bays, rivers, lakes, creeks
and sounds, in whatsoever latitude they
shnll be, thnt lie within entrance of the
stroights commonly culled Hudson's
Stro ight s. That is to Bay, the company
received a gift of the trade in and practical sovereignity over all the territories
between Hudson's Straits and the summits of the still unknown Rocky Mountains—Labrador and Rupert's Land, or
what are now defined as Manitoba and
tho recently formed Provinces of Alberta und Saskatchewan.
"It was a truly regal gift. It mado
the company the providence of n continent so long as Cunudu remained, as it
did fnr so many generations, except iu
the settled portions of Out a vio ami
Quebec, a land of tremendous distances
and mighty solitudes. Rivalry began
with the formation of the North-West
Company, a fur trading concern with
its headquarters in Montreal. The se
vere struggle that ensued continued foi
many years, but ended ultimately in ox-
ha us tion and amalgamation, But there
was a more portontlous rivalry—thai
of the development of the Canadian
••ation, which the company w:is obliged
to meet und conciliate by olher methods.
No country advancing ia political lutol-
MgOUCO and aptitude, and determined to
be the controller of Its own destinies,
could submit to the perpetuatioii of a
gigantic monopoly in n vast pnrt of its
territories.
"Accordingly, in lSlilt, on the eve of
Confederation, lite Mother Country step
ped in, nnd, by the way of making
amends for the irresponsible munificence
A Power of Its Own.—Dr. Thomas'
Hclcctric Oil hus a subtle power of its
own that other oils cannot protend to,
though there are mnny pretenders. All
who have used it know this and k*ep
it by thom as the most valuable liniment available, its uses ure hummer
able nnd for many years it has been
prized us the loading liniment for nm
ami beast.
of her Stuart sovereign, repurchased
nineteen twentieths of the land'inclmled
iu the seventeenth coiitruy gift. The
price wus onlv £800,000, £00,000 more
that! the company has distributed in one
annual dividend. The sum paid and tho
potentialities, as well as the real magnitude, of the subject surrendered make
a suggestive contrast. It reminds oue
of the peppercorn rent ou which some of
the past enjoyed thoir fat heritages.
"But even the twentieth pari, of its
original possessions represents to the
company a siillieiontly handsome revenue ill the present and the prospect of
enhanced vnlue in the future. It Imp
pens iu tins case, perhaps, us it has happened In others, that the part is greator
than the whole. Without the su-midcr
to which wo have alluded the progr-ss
of Canada would have been indefinitely
delayed, nnd without that progress nil
the enormous inheritance of the sue
eessors of 1670 WOU Id nave beon value
less.
"Tho several millions of acres with
which tho compnny is still endowed nre
scattered over the whole of the provinces where it, once held its sovereignty.
nnd as population Hows in tho biggest
land owners in the world—as we muy
fairly call the fortunate shareholders—
enjoy tho ploasuro of receiving an incre
ment far boyoiid the visions of Prince
Rupert and his contemporary adventurers. In 10111.1 thev sold land at au
average price id' $0.25 per acre. Last
year the average price wus $l~.7.r> por
acre. At the present time their ascertained possessions amount to 4,063,006
acres. But they hnve also binds accruing to them in the uusuncyed portion
of the fertile belt npproxi unit ing to
1.430,000 ncres, so that the total quantity they own may be set dowa ut 5,500,
(HU) ucres. Whttt tho value of this asset
mny be—aud it must be remembered
that the fur trading privileges of the
compnny Inst vear were equal to a profit
of £100,150—it is Impossible to surmise.
"Who can guess what the population
of Canada ami the extent of its laud
hunger may be when the last of the
Hudson Bay acres come to be disposed
off Long boforo that still distant, time,
not doubt, the company will have come
into the market as ii compel it or for
laud, buying in order that it may sell
ngain. In the meant ime, the share
holders have the satisfaction of kuow
ing hint llierc are several millions in
pounds sterling between (hem uud sueh
n revision of their charter ns would
bring them and their dividends within
tne grain of the Brltleh taxing autbori
ties. We do net wonder that Lord
Strathcona Ims never felt inclined to
sell u single share of the company in
which, as lie stntes, he is perhaps the
largest shareholder."
We guarantee the
absolute purity of
the tobaccos used in
the manufacture of
SweetCaporal
Cigarettes.
51 \
THE ISLaSDER, CUMBERLAND,
THE     ISLANDER
P"lilisl)t'il   every   Saturday  at  Cumberland,  B.C.,
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SATURDAY,  APRIL 20, 1912.
Advertising raw* published elsewhere in the paper.
Subscription prico I1.5U per yeur, payable in advance.
The oditor does not hold  himself responsible for views expressed by
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What the Editor has to say.
The mayor nnd council may bnve good intentions and
may really mean to do something in the way of sidewalks for
Dunsmuir Ave , but it is up to someone to take the initiative
and bring this mat ter'to an issue. Spring is already advancing
into summer and the sidewalks will be in the same condition as
tliey were last winter unless the council and property owners
on that avenue wake up and move quickly. Good intentions
never yet put through a successful deal of any kind. They
must be carried on to action.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
8IR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President
ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager ■„
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-**
PltKSEST appearances indicate that the minimum wage bill
ma\ b • poteul enough to stop the coal strike; and that is all it
was ever intended to do. The mine owners have accepted it,
aud the leaders of the striking miners are generally advising
the men to do the same. Then all depends upon the good faith
and tact with which the district boards do their work.
When all is settled and business ouce more smoothly flows
in the old channels surely the government will turn its eyes
again npo some of lhe problems which this strike has raised.
Alter a trade war lias broken out these matters cannot be discussed without heat or with a fair chance of getting a clearer
view of them. A period of peace is the time to take them up
and regard them from all sides, and strive to reach a permanent
ground of agreement. The miners have raised the wage question alone, for that is the side of the problem which most
directly affects them. But the consumers may surely be allowed fhe question of supply; and an organized government,
having just heen so dramatically convinced of the absolute
necessity of coal to the everyday life of the nation, might be
ahle to take some practical steps towards getting enough coal
above ground to enable industiy and domestic comfort to stand
some sort of a siege.
Premier McBride is, without doubt, taking a step in the
right direction when he proposed on the rising of the Legislature, as soon as time will permit, to submit to the Lieutenant-
Governor a recommendation for the appointment of a royal
commission whose functions shall he to carefully and completely
investigate labor conditions throughout British Columbia. In
order to secure a report from that source, which Would deal in
a general way with the affairs that especially relate to the em-
p'oyment of labour in the province of British Columbia, the
Premier stated that ample opportunity would be afforded all
interests to appear and be heard, and the commission would
cover the province. The government, he said, intended to
make the commission as representative as conditions would
permit so that it might enjoy the confidence of the country.
Is Melbourne, Australia, the Federal government's coni-
pulsory drill schi me i.s meeting with violent opposition by some
small extremist Socialist organizations. The ministers deplore
the tactics of the Socialists but are determined to vindicate the
law regardless of class distinctions.
The wreck of the Titanic is the most appalling disaster
that has occurred in the long annals of marine disasters, and
goes to prove that the modern ships with their thousands of
tons deadweight cannot withstand any impact going at even
slow speed
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^  iir,    I nl.    CO,
Orchard Lots
30  Lots Sold  within  the    Last   Two  Weeks
BUY ONE NOW
Price $200 per lot. Easy Terms
The Island Realty Co.
, Fire, Life, Live Stock
Accident
Phone 22.
P. L. ANDERTON.
Courtenay, B. C.
The 'STAR' eafe
X
RICHARDS * jaeK, Proprietors.
MEALS SERVED AT
ALL ALL HOURS
When you want a good choice meal oooked to
the King's taste give us a call    ....
DUNSMUIR AVE.,        CUMBERLAND
Pilsener Beep
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
ottled Beer Supplied to the Trade Only.
2= Best on the Coast mm
Pilsenep Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
Fawcett's
STO"VTDS
▲MD
:r^:ctq-es
Are the Best, and Fully Guaranteed.
A full line of Furniture, Housefumishings,
Linoleums, Wallpapers alway son hand.
•i*
.fe
The Furniture Store'
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.O
$>. $. "ga. ^eabnett
^teaf": §$taU
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
CLEARED FARMS, BUSH LAND
AND LOTS
Agents for E. & N. Lands,
Comox District.
H. H. M. Beadnell
..1. MS
"Leading Tobicco Kim."
Better known at
"LONG WILLIE"
Dealer In Fruit*, Candy, Cigar*
and Tobacco.
£5, Billiard Room in connection
GENERAL BLACKSMITHS
Horseshoeiug a Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
ISLPEyOllEflllSiflBfljlTEg
Display Advertisements
7!) cents per column incli per month.
Special rate, for half page or more.
Condensed Advertisements
1 cent 1 word, 1 issue ; minimum charge 25 cents.
No uacounts run inr *liis cla.Hn of advertising
eOURTENAY
Housefurnishin?
Store
Dining Room and Bedroom Suites, Sideboards and
Centre Tables, Rockers, Morris Chairs,
Beds and Bedding, Stoves, Ranges,
and Heaters, Etc., Etc.
B. F. KRAUSE, Prop.
Sole agent for the Sherlock-Manning Pianos and Organs
s.
Grocers & Bakers
Dealer* in all kind* of Oood
Wet Oood*
Beit Bread and Beer ln Town
Agenta for Piliener Beer
A FINE LINE OF NEW
MA TERIA LS JUST RE-
:   CEIVED  :
P. DUNNE
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
DUNSMUIR AVENUS
2°oooooooooooooooooooe
P. PHILLIPS HARRISON
Barrister,  Solicitor   and'
Notary Public. THK TST.ANliKK  CUMBERLAND, B.C.
s
i
Painter and
Decorator
Satisfaction
Guaranteed
AU Work Done under
Personal Supervision
Orders may be left at
John Jack' store,
Dunimnlr Avenue   Cnmberland
FIRE!! FIRE!!
Have Your
Cleaning  Pressing and  repairing done at
NICK'S PLACE
Plain Sewing.
Fancy Dressmaking
N. HIRANO
Fashionable Tailor
t
Ladies'and Gents'^Tailor-
made Suits. Cleaning
and Pressing Done at
Reasonable Rates.
Phone 52
CUMBEBLAND
Candies,   Fruits, Tobaccos and
For absolute protec- —Cigars at—
tion write a Foliey In f| | Ulirnil 1II'
the   LONDON   AND
LANCASHIRE  FIRE
INSURANCE    COMPANY   of Candies of all descriptions—The
Liverpool, England.
TOTAL AB8ET8,126.786.93
WESLEY WILLARD,
Looal Agent
Very BEST.
Fruits pf all kinds—Best quality
grown.
Tobaccos of all strengths.
Cigars -The best variety of the
choicest flavors.
Q. H. ASTON
f
SILVER NOVELTIES
At Bert Aston s
The "JEWEL BOX."
1
. . NEXT TO TARBELL'S, . .
Dunsmuir Ave   :::   Cumberland
II IHTEflESTIJifi LETTER
i        GENTLEMEN;
We beg to inform your patrons
| hrough your columns of the fact that the firm of
Hyoh Bros, k Vounq, of Nanaimo, B.C. are this year
handling the various Overland models of automobiles
in three grades aud powers as follows
30 H.P. $1,450
35 H.P, * 1,850
40 H.P.   $2,250     F.O.B. Victoria.
The above cars are made in all the latest
models and are the buy of the season at anything like
the price, with beautiful lines and design.
We beg to inform the prospective purchasing
public in this line of the fact that we will visit your
district in the near future, and that they will be well
repaid by waiting a very short period to inspect the
Overland and get a demonstration as well.
HYOH BROS. & YOUNG
AdtnlilortheOVEERLAND
Mocel Automobile.
F.O. Drawer O
NANAIMO, B O.
Phone 97
TIE m ENGLAND HOTEL
JAMES WALTERS,
PROPRIETOR
THE POOREST OF WINES, LIQUOR ft BEER
•;    ALSO THE BEST OF CIGARS.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE   :       :    CUMBERLAND, B. C.
LAND   AOT,
SAYWAR!) LAND DISTRIOT
Dlttriet of S^wttnj
Tnke ntitic- i hit Ben )<i>burU, uf Nnw
WttHtiimiitur, 11.0 . Iimittermttii.   intend
ttl >•[>;>!>• tt*t |H rmi,*«i"li   iii   I hi i uluat.   the
Ml.iwitn; described Uud*;—-
O'lititMiiiitiK hi h p Ht plnnti'd 2(1
olmini N ith nf Tmib i Liueuie N-> 41)780
ilit-int wi-si 2<t olmintii thunct* north 2<l
chains; thonee went 20 uli'ii»i; thence
imrtii 2Go)min*j theuce **■■( 20 ohatim;
tlience North 40 i-haiii*; Ihenco e.*t 25
uIikIiii iQttre nr leaa tn thufthura nf D w
I'-thUrtyc Calm Cli.tiniel; linnet) fi-lk-wiuu
Hlmre iu in h Snu'h-wwterly direuti<>u tti
jiUco i>f cniniiii'iiofimmf,  OO'iUttlftlg  200
uurei.
BEN UOUEUTS.
Dnted Jiiuutty SO'li  IU12
Kiii! It   Hi- b.»k, ngtfiit
HAYWAUP UNO MSTItKT, District nf 8»y«
wnnt;—TnVo uut we tlmt John (ic'iv*-
Hardy of Onurteuny, B, C, uocupxtfuii
iHiistit iteer, Intendi to Apply for permiH-
niou to ptirchmie (lie t'nlli wiiy dnacrined
litniln: CwmmenoiiiH »t it pnit pUnreii itt
thi* N hunk of Crokberry luke umi at the
SE eorner of Timber Limit HOO 12 limine
W 40 ahn.ui) theme S 40ohMi»j thence
K 20clniiiin: ttmnce NK40ulutini>to point
nt cninim'ocemeiit and uontaiiiing 110
acret more or less.
■IohnOkokue Haruy
Dited .fan. 14, 1912. Regtuald Our within
Ageut,
8AYMARI) land DISTRICT, Diatrict of Say
ivaril —Take notice that Margaret Car-
within of Sand witk, W. C, occupation
widow, inteiidit to apply fnr permtHBinn
tn puroh bb the followingde&oribud landn:
Conin ending at v post planted on tlo
north b*> k nf IVui hike and about one
mile went truiii tho SW co nerof Timlin
Luni 37470 i hence N 40 chaina, thence
W 40 dhauiB, iliei c- S 40 chains to Lhe
nurth bank of Trout lake; tbence along
ibo i.oith bmk of Trout lake K 40 chain*
to point of commencement and containing
100 utreti more or Ies*.
Maroakrt Carwitiikn
l)a*ed Jan. 11,1912. Reginald Carwithen
Agent.
SAYWARD LAND DtSTRICT
Diatrict of Hayward,
Take notice lhat OnirRe *illkui Carwithen, nt
"nnitwick, B.C., ocritpatinn carpenter, Intent'* to
apply for peruiltotlun to purctiaee the following
ili'wiiln'ii lands; - Commencing ata post planted at
the 8 W. comer nf Tiintier Limit i'AMts. ihence went
tjOchidnH; theiu-e Honlli 40 chaina; th'-mw nut HO
lliencf) ouilttl 2(1 I'liniim; ih.-urc taM 20 irlmtna:
thence north RO chalim to point of commencemciit.
ami nm uiiiinu haw jit-run more or lew-
Gsoros William cahwitiiks
Kcptuiiltl Carwithen. agent.
Dated January 18th, 1018.
HAYWARD LAND DISTRICT
District of tuyward
Take notice that llennr Ltulur Carwithen, of
Nanitwtt-k, BC, occupation farmer, intends to apply for permission tn piirchasu tho fnllowiiifi den.
cribed lands:—Commencing at a post planted at
ihoN.W. corner of Timber Limit mum, theHccnorth
KOchaiim; tlience eaatfJO ehajiM; ilinir« nniith NO
I'liainx; thoui'H weat (Ml chainn to point of oommenctt
ment, and containing imi acres more or Iohn,
llKNHY LUDKRCARWITUBN
Reginald t arwithen, agent.
Dated January uth,  lit i-i
SAYWARD LAND histrkt
Diatrict o( Wayward
Tnko notice thai Ai,kuk» Johs carwitiikn of
Sauilnick, lt.C, occvpation farmer, inh'iids te apply for permission to purclnue the followliif: di<ri-
erilted lauds:—Commencing at a post planted at
tlm N.K comer of Tlmtwr Limit 4077*. theucanorh
40 chains; theace west 40 chains; tlience north to
chains; thence w«t 90 chains; tbsnee south 00 clialns
ihence imni -iu chains; tlii'nce ^miii 'jo chains;
theneteail toclmlnH to point of conunenoemout,
cotitaltiIng IWO acres morn or lv**.
ALKltKD John Oarwithrn
Reginald Carwithen, agent.
Dated January 18th, 1011
SAYWARD UND DISTRICT
District of Saywaad.
Take notlW lhat MaM Hardy, of Courtfnny,   R.
,, occapatlotl inanicd won mil, InlendH lo apply
for oormlsslon to purchase the foiinwitin i|«scrlltetl
latuls;- I'oiimicui'liip ut a post planted ai ihe N.K
oaaer of Tlmba> Limit 80811, thenco south Kf i
liafiiH; iheii'voant HI chains; ihence north so cluUtll
thenco west 10 chains to point of commencement
nd oontalnlitg 880 acres mon* <ir lew,
Mauri. Haiihv
IleKiii.ild Ciirwillion, agent,
Dated Jnnunry Mth, 1018,,
HAYWAnn IIM'   tUKTIlUT
IHstrlel of Hayward
Take notice that Herbert Unwarth Bates, of Lytham, I'm;, occupation genl leniaii, intendN to apply
for poimiwdoii lo purvliaso the following dWKrlba I
lands;-Comniunt'tltg at a post plonWd on the north
hank of Trout l.ako- nd at the N W corner of Tim-
Ut Limit 87470, tlience nortli 20 chains; thence west
HO chains; thence south to the bank of said Trout
UkO 80 chaina; ttiOCCfl ulong hank of mild Tout
utko east 80 chains, to point of coinmunccinunt,
aud containing 100 acres more or Ichh.
llKUIU'.UT HllWARTll   ItATIW
natod Jan. llth, 1011    Reginald Uarwithea ag»nt
SAYWARD LAND DISTRICT
District of Sayward
Take notice that Louisa Marion Woodcock, of
liondon, Kng.. ia:eupatiou slagle womnn. intends to
apply for pnuulsslon to purchase the following <ie-
scribed lands;— Commencing at a pott plaute<l on
•l.e nortli balk of Trout Lake, aud Ij
miles west from tbe S W coiner of Tim-
oer Limit 37470, ihence north KO chairs;
theuce wcat 80chains; thenee south 80
chains; thence eaet fiO chains to (mint of
commencement, aud containing 640 wre--
nore or less.   Louika Marion Woodcock
Reginald Carwithen, agent
Dated January llth, lltlU.
Sayward L'.ik1 Dut riot,
Diet re of Sayward
Tak<* notioe that George Uohort Rate*
of C-urtviisy, B O , oWU nation veal estate
auei<t, intends toapfly f> r |iuriiiisnsion ttk
pntcliaae ibo Mlowiiijjdesocibed ia) ds:—
Ooiini eiicin.' ata y.m* planted at    he 8.
K. oorner <.f Timber Limit 40775; thence
north  80  obains; thenue east 40 chains;
tbenee south 60 ohains; ihence west 20
chains: thenee south  mi) ehainsi tbence
weft 20 chains, to point   of   commencement, uotiiaiiiinr 'Mid »ores moru or less,
UgnjtQM I.oHKitr Hatkm
It- gitiald Otrwitheu, agent
D.tted j.n. Kill. ltm\
Sayward Lo d Distriot
Distriot ot S.ywaid
Take uotiu that L lUlsii 8i>pbia Ha'r*,
<>f Sltlldwiok, 11.0, < ecu pa leu, married
Woman, iio ends tn apply fur periti'mici
to purchase tin* folloniu^desoribed Uinis-
Oninateueinttat a punt planted at the N
K. corner Timber Limit -H"77m tbenre
north 80 chain ; thenee easi 20 chuins;
thenoe south 80 ohains; iheuoe west 20
chains to point of coimnei cemept. ami
e iiitainii g KIO acres more nr less.
I.OUJ8A SOl'HIA HaTKS
KoMualtt Oarwiihen, ageM,
Dated Januaiy l.'hli, 1912.
Sayward Laud District.
Distrit of H»ywa.d.
Tako notice that Rtfinald Carwithen,
of Sandwick, B.0 , occupation, fanner,
i|itends tu apply fur permission to put-
chase the fnll..wiint descri bi d lands;-—
Commencing at a poet planted at 'lie N,
K corner nf Timber Limit 40775, thenco
north 80 chains; thence west 8ti chain*;
thenoe south 80 chains! thence east 80
chiiina to point of commciicfliiiout, and
containing d40aoi'ea tu ire nr Ims,
IICUIAALD   CAHWJTItftN
Dated January I3tb, 1W2
Saiward L-nd Dlstrlot
Diatrict of Sayward
. T<ko notice that Clui-ttian Carwithen,
iif Sandwiok, lt.C, ocoupttinU carpenter,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lande:—
Commencing at a poet planted at the S
W. eorner of P.R 2800, thenee north
20 chains; thence we t 80 chains; thence
BuUth 20 chaina; theuce east 80 chains to
point of commencement and containing
100 notes more or less.
Christian Cauwithk.n
Reginald Carwithen, agent
Dated January 13th, 1012.
SAYWARD  LAND   W8TRI0T.
District uf Sayward.
Take notice that Margaret Bluhin Car
withen ef Sandwick, B. C, occupation
singie woman, intends to npply for per
mission tu purclnne the following de
scribed lauds:— O inmuncing at a pos
planted at the limit southerly end of
Cranberry lake, thenc E 80 chains; thence
S 80 chains; tbence W 40 chaina; theuce
along ihu boundaiyol L it 30, Sayward
District, iu a genual itnrlh and went di
notion, tu a point due south of tbe pnim
• if e* mmoi cement, ihei.ee due north in
the point of cnmmuiiivmout and containing 5t0 acres more or less.
Makuahbt Hli hmCakwitiikn
Dated Jan. 14, 1912. Reginald Oarwithon
Agent.
hAYWARD LAND DISTRIOT District o' Say
aid —Take notice that Kdith Wtleon
of Lyth'Hn: Kng., occupation man in
w man, intende to apply for pirmissinu
'o puiibase the followingdeseribod lamb
Commencing at a p< st planted aboul
•ne half mile E from south bank of
Trout lake and about one mile smith
from the most northerly end uf Trent
lake, thonce south 80 chains thence E
40 ohains, thenoe N 80 chains, theuce W
40   chains   to    point of oom me uee meul
• nd coiitnining 320 acres more or   le-«
EDITH WILSON
Dated* Jan. 11, 1912 Reginald Cat
withen, A^wnt.
vAVWARD LAND IHKiiiiiT, District of Hay-
watd.— Tko uotice that Kdith L>'Coy
Bates of Lytham, Bug,, ucoupatltm wid*
■ w, intends to upply for permission lo
I ui chase the following described lands'—
C unneicii g at a poBl plant) d on tin
south ba. k of Trout lakeagd about iw
miles from the m si northerly end of said
lado, thenco E 80 ohaim,' (hence N 40
ohains. thenoe somh 'dung bank of aaio
ak 8o chains tu point nf comineiioenhu i
aud euutailiilig 80 acres more orlesa.
Knrni LAOBV Batks
Dted Jan. 11,1912 Reginald Carwithen
Agent.
SAYWaRD LAND DISTRICT,  Disirict of Say
ward-Take noi ice that Harriet Jane
Haiubridge of London, England, occupation single woman, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following described lands- Com in dicing at a post
planted on tbe N bai k of Trout lake and
about One milo fr in the most suiitberly
und of said lake thonce along the bank of
said lake southerly 80 chains, teonce NW
chains, thenco K 40 chains to point of
commencement and containing 100 acies
mure or less.
Harriet .fanb Rainrridor
Dated .fan. 11,21,1012. Reginald Carwithen, Agent.
IJ.
Practical
aintep
Decorator, Paperhanger
and
Kalsomining.
All Work Promptly
...Attended to;..
Residence, Pi-nrith Avenue
Cumberland,
D A THOMAS
l'l* TODATE  PIANO TUNER
Repreieiitlnn The Geo. A. Fletoher Cn.,
Kiuwimii, B.O.
Order, left at T E. Bate', ature promptly
•t' ended to.
Palace
Livery
E. W. BlCKLfi
Notary Publio, Conveyancer. Etc.
Disirict Hgeut The Mutual Life Auuranc
Cmipai.jr. f Canada.
Fire ln.urai.ee. Amount, eolleot.d
KORHALE-HnHie.BnMinM, prico 1660
KIR SALE-Houae,   7   riKinia,   Puce,
*1(XX)00. Term.0H.h,
Now hniiw.   including  two   full.is.d
loti, price tliOO
H"U.ii in centre of cily. price 11260caah
Ai ply, E. VV. BIOKLE.
Cluuige advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
lie in this office not later than
10 a. m. on Thursday.
Mra. Simma will giie leaaona on thu
pinno at her houie in Jerusalem, formerly
owned by Mr. .lame. Stewart, on and
ifter Monday, March 4th—until then in
Oamp a. u.ual.
I LOVE MY TAMALES,
Hut Oh, you Meat Piel   At the Cum-
lieilanil C«fc.   The Iwat in town. Thr
phtci! wliere Home untile liread ia aoM
RICHARDS & JACK
THE BEST of
HORSES and
FIRST-CLASS
BUGGIES
FOR HIRE.
E. T. WHELAN,  Proprietor
COURTENAY, B. C.
ont. IN
The
Star
Third St ft Penrith Avenue
A. MAXWELL
Proprietor
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Uvery and team work promptly
attended to
Subscribe
For The
Islander
THE
CUMBERLAND
= HOTEL =
W. MERRIFIELD, Prop.
The finest hotel in the city.
B.C. Garage
For Auto and
Gas Engine Supplies
District Agent for the
Rusr.el, E M.F. 30        Flanders 20
and McLaughlin-Buick automobiles
Fairbanks-Morse.   Stationary   and   Marine    Engines,
Oliver Typewriters, Moore's Lights, and Cleveland,
Brantford, Massey-Hams and Perfect bicycles
OARS FOR HIRE
NIGHT AND DAY
Phone 18
emde . mm
CUMBERLAND.B. C.
Hung Chong & Co.,
Branch Storefront CHARLIE SING CHONG Co.
GROCERIES,     DRY GOODS,    SILKWEAR
Hardware ofall kinds.
Boots and Shoes, at Lowest Prices
HUNG CHONG & Co.
No.  7  MINE THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Pi ALMOST DROVE
HI WILD
WSEASE     DEFIED     TUMATAIENT
WAS OU11ED AT ONCE BY
"FRUIT-A-TIVES."
Mr li MarriiuasauU, High Co»-
itablo of tho Provinco ol Quebeo, who
Uvea at St. Myaclntho, thought ho waa
going tu ba disabled for life,
A terriblo pain In tha baok kept him
n the house and under the doctor's
uare for months, Nothing seemed It
give relief,
Thru he tried "Cruit-a-tlvos," the
Famous fruit medicine. N'otr the remits.
"Frult»a*tlvos" cured me or chronic
pain in the innk thnt was so severe
Hkh i could noi drive mv horae,"
wrlto* Mr. Maruhesiault.
If yuu imve Weak Kidneys and that
Biting Pain in the Back, by all means
tfl~j- "Frult-a-tlves," which Is made of
milt juices,
GOe a box, ti fur 52.50, or trial b*x.
36c. At alt dealers, or from Kruit-a-
tfvoa, Liniittd. Ottawa.
A stanch toototaller and ao entkuH-
iostle fisherman had a good
Btretch of tlu> Dec to fish in, mul
engaged tlio sorvieos of au experienced
boatman. Hut night after night lie
came baek with an empty ereel, und at
length departed iu disgust.
When lie was gone the boatman was
npproaeho*d and asked how it was that
■i fairly experi  fisherman  had sueh u
'•A weel," .said tlio man, "ho had
nae ivhuskie, an' I took hiin where there
was nap fish.''
That Reminds Ne
ON the first uight of a new piece, a
pretty young actress advanced to
thc front of i he Btago daunting
in uii exquisite new costumo. "That
must have cost throe thousand franca!"
siid, audibly, a lady who sat willi her
husband in xbo front row, "No, uo—■
•>uly twenty-live huudrod." he suid, me*
ohanicaiiy. Then he found her eye ti\
ed (u him, uud was silent.
AN old lawyer in Paris had instructed a very young client of his to
weep every time lie struck the
desk with iiis band, Unfortunately, the
burrlstor forgot hiiijsolf and struck the
desk at tho wrung moment; tho client
fell to sobbing and crviug. "Whal is
the matter with you?'1 nslted tbo pre
siding judge. "Well, he tnl,I mo to cry
ua Often ;is he struck tlic table." Here
Was 0  nice predicament, but  tllO astute
lawyer was equal tn tho occasion, Ad
dressing tho .jury,' he saidl "Well,
gontlcmou, lot mo usk vnu hew yen
■■nn reconcile tho idea of crime in conjunction wiih such candor ami simplicity I      l    awail   yuur   verdict    with    llie
most  perfoot confidence."
>i-:
there  .vaa
uscball    park
' swai fo*
yestordn
' Cutely,
at   the
after-
' What
said   M
oos that mean, dear/"
"It   means,"   growleil   M
that lhe local shih artist devolopod
lass arm ut a critical BtOgQ of the game
mi   let   the   visitors   plant   t"
vor the lot."
Cutely,
\ I KS. SOMKRVILLK had, to a groat
1tJ_ extent, tho power of concentration, and became so absorbed
in iter tusk us to bo unconscious of whut
was guing on uround hcr. Dr. fcJuiner-
vilh- tuld Harriot Murtiuonu that he
once laid a wager with a friend that ho
wuuld uluisc Mrs. Snmervillo iu a loud
voice tn her face und she would take no
notice, uud ho did so. Sitting closo to
her, he conlidcd to his friend the most
injurious things—that she rouged, that
she wore u wig, uud othor such nonsense,
uttered in a very loud voioo. Hor
daughters wero in a roar of laughter,
whilo the slandered lady sat placidly
writing. At last her husband made a
dead pause after hcr nume, on which
•die looked up wilh an innocent, "Did
ynu sponk tu mo?"
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penple.
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••ynu know ynu euuimt make yourself
nut to be u   Welshman."
"Perhaps nnl," replied the barrister,
'•but I have made a groat deal of money out nf Welshmen iu my time
ii,"    replied    the    judge,
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IlK lady ul' tlic limine wus
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herself in the glass, and remarked to
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to he as good looking as 1 am, wouldn't vmi, unwf" "Yos'uij almost as
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UK children of an Infant school in
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sijrns. Tho luiiiil of lhe teacher
slo|iiM slgnifios "oblique"; tho hand
Iml.I llal, ''horizontal": the hand upright, "|iei'|ieuilii'iilnr." One of the
Ivolsli bishops was preaching one dny
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silonco, on whieh almost llie whole
sehool, iii the midst of the sermon,
shunted out, "Perpendicular!"
M.U1V was a buxom country lass,
nnd her father was an uptight
deaeon in a Connecticut village.
Mary's plan of joining the boys and
girls iu a nulling party wns frustrated
In- the unexpected arrival of a number
ni' llie "lirelliien" on tlieir way to con-
ferenee, and Mnry lunl to stay at home
and get dinner for her father's elerieul
gnosis. Her already ruffled temper was
tnerensed bv the reverend visitors themselves, who'snt about the stove and in
llie wny. (lee of the good ministers
noticed tho wrathful impatience, and,
desiring to rebuke llie sinful manifestations, said, sternly: "Mary, whnl do
vou think will be" vour occupation in
iiell.1" "Pretty much lhe same as it
is on earth," she replied; "cooking lor
ministers,''
an amusing
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rolorcil man, ehurgod wilh stealing a
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This man, he averred, had endeavored
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negro on the grill—"dare you to say
t li ri t mv client attacked vou with a
kettle?"
"Dat what he done, sail," Hiiid the
defendant  with a nervous gulp.
"With a kettle, eh!1' sarcastically
reiterated the lawyer. "That's a Hue
story for a big, strong fellow like you
tu impose upon this honorable court!
Had yuu nothing with which to dc
fend yourself:"
"Duly de watch, suh," was the unwary response, "but what's a watch
agiii' n keltic, sah?"
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A NOVEL DIAMOND THEFT
AN unusual robbery is reported from
Birmingham, Kngland, recently,
A man claiming to represent an
Important linn in the United States.
cnllod nn Messrs. Cooper, diamond merchants, and said he was commissioned
to buy diamonds, lie examined n large
numbor ul' stones and finally selected a
numbor whieh lie ashed to imve parcel-
lod np. and he would eall t'or thom at
nne o clock.
When lie had gone the diamonds were
weighed, as is the custom, and wero
found to be fifteen carats short. The
polico were notified, and a man answering the description .was arrested us he
was about to board a London train.
When about to be searched he handed a
small parcel to the detective, saying.
"There are your diamonds."
It is believed that he was enabled to
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them one at a time uuder his long linger
nails. He frequently passed his hand
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stones letl to his capture.
With tke Horses
ANKW KNGLAND man who in much
interested in trotters and has bred
somo good ones writes to complain that iu giving the news about the
good three yeur-olds that ure to figure
in the big stakes t'or that age beginning
.it the Detroit meeting, no mention has
been made of Chatty Direct, owned in
Massachusetts and named in the Horsemen $1.1,0(10 stake for three-year-olds to
be decided at Detroit, as well as in like
events at Uuculo and Lexington.
Tho New Kngland man calls attention
to the fact that Chatty Direct, trotted
a mile as a two-yourold, better than
2.31, and wants to" know why the other
three-yeatohls that have beeu mention*
eil in this column nre any better than
thc daughter of the Director Oeneral.
As to this I ean only say that races
are what counts in the case of two-year-
olds. It is true that Chatty Direct
trotted the Lexington track in 2.10%
last fall, but she did not race up to
the work, while Native Helle, Colorado,
EvD llelliui, and oilier two yenr olds
not only raced well but in every mile
trotted thoy beat anything they had
done ia the' training line. The Detroit
race for three year oldflshould be au unusually interesting one, because as Native Hello is not eligible it promises to
furnish a great contest between Ihe
other lliree vear olds, some (tf which
look lo be able to beat tl.10. Last summer 3,101/j was the best heat iu the
three year old Detroit race, and that
was faster than trotters of thc age
previously had gone in .1 til v.
With a good dry track to help 2,10
Bhould be beaten in the Horsemen
Stake. Anvil, the eolt whieh Ooers
wintered at Memphis, ami which worked around 2.18 before leaving for the
North, is one of the entrants, it should
take a 2,10 or better mile, everything
favorable for fast time, to beat him.
Eva Bellini, on whnt she has doue,
seems certain to be a 2.10 trotter ot
Detroit, and while iu a general way it
is not reasonable to expect 2,10 colts
in .In'- it should be remembered tlmt
this season the cracks that are iu the
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Detroit lixtures have been keyed up
for a hard tight. A *1J,U00 stake is
tvorth getting a colt ready for, no matter when it is to be trotted, and my
guess is that when Coo r.s and tho other
good colt handlers come uu the trnck at
Detroit thoir pupils will bo trained to
[he minute aud will go about as good
miles as any they will show later iu thu
campaign. "Last*year Nancy Mclverron
was as goon at Detroit as anywhere,
and her second heat in 2.UDA gave the
lilly a standing among tho high class
three year obi trotters that a considerably faster milo later iu the season
would uut have furnished, because in
October Czarovnn, Soprano, and Baroness Virginia were beating 2.10 every
time they took the word.
Allerton's death occurred at thi
Hopper farm in Iowa, the old horse
simply toppling over when he uo longer
could stand. Like a good many other
horses, he "died  standing."
As to Allerton's greatness, both us
a trotter and a sire, there can bi
question, He was as game a trotter as
his day produced, and Ihu speed qufli
lion is settled by the fact that he was
the Ilrst entire horse *o beat 2.10 to
lilgli wheels, and his 2.00tf mark is the
best by a stalliou to the hitch, barring
only the 8.08$ of Halo Alto, made two
months after Allerton had beaten 2.10.
Uy reason of being the stable com
piiuiou of Axtell, when both were colts,
Allerton was overshadowed by the other horse, whicli was champion two year
old trotting stallion and at three chain
pion of all stall ions and ages,
As a matter of fact Allerton was a
pretty good eolt trotter. John Hussey
now well known ns a trainer, had
chai'go of him as a two yenr old, and
gave him all his work,'driving him
in races as well, so that when Williams,
the owner of Allerlon, took the nag iu
hand he was 11 made trotter aad 1 always have credited llussey with a good
part of success of the horse, just as Hen
IConuoy, who made Nancy Hanks ami
raced her to a mark of about 2.14,
should be given credit for much that
Nancy was able to do later on.
It iw not a certainty that racing
will end on the Now York tracks when
thu new Agnew Perkins laws go into
effect on Wept. .1, at least that is the
information that comes to us from a
reliable source. When the various track
owners met on Thursday to discuss the
steps to be taken, several racing associations expressed a willingness to go
ahead with the original srhedtile pending a test of the new laws in the
courts.
It is understood lhat the rcprescnta
tives uf the Coney Island Jockey Club
which aru scheduled to race twelve days
iu the early part of September did not
favor this plan with much enthusiasm,
whereupon it was suggested that the
Sheepsbead Hay dates might be assumed by the Saratoga Racing Association, which would extend the meeting
of the Spa until September 10. In thai
event it was pointed out that the Futurity and other rich stakes could be run
oil up state and that test cases might
be brought  in Saratoga County.
lf this plan could not be carried out
it was suggested that the Helmont Park
meeting iu NaSBau Citv could be
brought forward tu fill the dates already allotted to the Coney Island
Jockey Club, after which Oravusend
could go ahead, followed by meetings
;it Jamaica aiul Aqueduct that would
wind up the local'season on Nov. 1, or
perhaps earlier.
In justice to the horsemen who have
remained loyal to the Jockey Club ii
wns showu that a definite plan of action
should   be  made  known   uot   later than
Aug. 1, so that it was decided to close
thu gates a month later bu turfmen
could make thoir arrangements to go
elsewhere.
Tho racing associations, it is understood, have been legally advised that
the new law prohibiting so-called book-
making with or without writing docs
uot prevent Individual hotting which is
going un orally at the present time.
Por that reason the racing association
feel confident that if betting orally is
pronounced legal by the courts Ihey
cannot be held criminally liablo for
speculation that may take place among
individuals inside the race courses.
Eminent legal authorities who have
been consulted say it is not ,1 crime fo
make a bot. It is also argued that
when Uie Aguew-rurkins measures were
up for final passage thoir sponsors
made it clear that tho legislation was
not aimed at the private betters. Ou
this point depends the future of racing iu this state and it is suid the
track owners intend to make a hard
light to huve it legally established.
Dorses are placing mankind daily
under   obligations   to   tllOlll,   says   Sec
rotary Perilling, of South Heud, hid..
Humane Society, but how cruelly and
thoughtlessly are Ihcy repaid by those
who are most indebted to them. A
horse is a ttoblo animal; pntient, kind
hearted. self .sacrificing, willing to
work till he dies iu his. tracks, iincum-
plaiuing; a lover of kiud treatment,
aud who is willing to work 11 whole
life!iiiii* wilh 110 other compensation
than his bed and board.
Of Uu- many things which make the
daily life of a horse miserable, two
are blinders and the tight check-rein,
the worst parts of a horse's harness,
Very many people believe that thoy
aru part aud parcel of a horse and that
ho would not bc a liorse without them.
The majority of horses eould readily
dispense with blinders, and alt could
if they had nover been invented.
lUiuders wero first used by a nobleman iu Kngland to hide a* defect on
his horse's head aud later they were
found excellent locations fnr tliu displaying of his coat of arms,
A horse's head was nevor Intended
for bliiulurs, for his eyes are so set in
his head that hu can sue behind him
without turning his head and, of course,
the blinders deprive him of seeing the
very things he should see for his own
safety as well as his driver's. A horfio's
■ve is a beautiful object, and it is a
Jiaine to cover it.
Whenever I sec a mun driving n horse
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Slit WIHFIflU: The gentleman at tho baek of the hail has asked uui about
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men muy, at will, smoke cigars, instead of the home grown pipe tobacco, the
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51
■M THK ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
LOVE OR POLICY
| ^ v  [2 By Beatrice Heron Maxwell
W
HO is Umi yuimj. lady!" |     Aa thev wont towards tlio ballroom
Mr.   otto   Wernheim   Hiked I Wernheim led hor aorora tho oonaerva
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the question iu his usuol iptiei
■ nice, and with a manner indicating
indifference as to tho answer, but bis
hostess basteited to follow his glance
And seo wlio had arrested his attention.
"Tho girl in white?" she queried.
'' I 'in afraid I can't toll yuu. Mra.
Hurst brought lier. Uut I will lind
out,''
*'Don't troublo, l.ady Murray," bo
tnswored equably. " My interest in her
was merely transient."
And ho would have passed on, but
tlmt at that moment Mrs. Hurst up
proachod, and l.ady Murray, turning lo
.Sor, said:
"Mr. Wornholm has just asked mo
the name of the girl you arc chaperoning to night."
Thero was a dicker of hesitation in
Mrs. Hurst's oyos befoie she ropliod:
"Sho iH a young oousln of mine, Vio
let Quest. I anKed you to lot ino bring
hor becauso she gets vory littlo pleasure. I am always sorry for girls who
have u dull inu
" Vou think it if the prescriptive
right of girlhood to enjoy itself?" ho
saitl, smiling.
"Vos; OBpoolally pretty girlhood. Vou
Hnd hor attractive looking, Mr. Worn
heirn 1''
He understood tin1 drift of tho question, but merely bowed an assent.
"She posw'fM'.s no other claim lo your
interest?" persisted Mrs, Hurst. "She
ta poor, unknown to tho great world,
ind without intluence."
"A handsome girl always has possibilities," he said, and lookod across nt
the graceful figure in white again.
Then ho moved nway, aud Mra. Hurst
followed thoir hostess, who hud gono into tho ballroom.
"Lady Murray," sho said, in a sub
dned tone, "is it true that Mr. Wernheim is a politician—uot a press agent,
is ho culls himself?''
"I bavo heard rumors," l.ady Murray
acknowledged, "la auy caso he is a
personage, and one meets him everywhere. ''
"1 hopo he won't try to mix Violet
up in any Anglo '.Prussian movement,"
Mrs. Hurst remarked,
Meanwhile Violet herself, serenely
unconscious of the talk about her, felt
like Cinderella at the moment when
the Prince arrived upon the scone.
For sho had just finished her third
dance with Count Brand, an Knglishman by birth, au Austrian nobleman
by rigut of descent oil bis mother's
side, aud a diplomat by profession}
moreover, one of tho most popular men
•n tlio capital of tho world—London.
How groat a lluttory his preference for
her wns she did not know; sho was
scarcely aware of the fact that many
."yea followed tlieiu while thoy walt/.ed
tflgethur, and many envious lips whis
uorod questions and comments.
All sbo know was that the world, dull
*nd grey in ..er home-life, had suddenly
•hanged into :i sphere so bright and
wonderful tlmt il dazzled hor.
"I have been," Paul Brand was say
;ng to her, "in all the gardens of the
world — Kast. and \vest—and soon beau-
uful dowers everywhere, but never before tonight have I wanted lo gather
if them oud make it my own."
Her face was turned away from him,
fihe aureole of roil brown hair shadowing d.trk blin- eyos that were cast down
tn sweet shyness. Hut he could see the
exquisite coloring and contour of her
profile, and lie thought, as he studied
t, that here was a perlect blossom for
i man to pluck    if he could roach il
"Vou like Knglish .lowers best,
inked tremulously   "roses and lilies?"
" Bases    and     lilies,''   he   repeated,
'and —violeta.     Which   is your  favorite—your own sweet llama-flower?n
She assented.
"I will seuil you some to-morrow,"
tie said, "unless vou will lot mo bring
them "
A sudden [lush swept over her faco,
and she raised dewv, dillident oyos to
his.
"Count," she said, "I am not quite
like Iho othor girls hero tonight. Vou
don't understand. They are all in your
own set—they belong to this world
always—but i am only a little stranger
hero. 1 go back to-night to my usual
lifo in a very poor homo, that is not—
not suitable for you to como to."
"Violets grow best and sweetest in
the sbado," he answered. "I singled
you out as different in one way from
nil the other girls here. I am not without understanding and discrimination,
ron see. I shall be proud and honored
if you will let me come to your little
home.
Hut Rhe Btill demurred, until at lust,
seeing thnt b-'i enruestuosB matched his
.wn, he took hor hand iu In.--.
"It iH you who do not understand]
he said. "1 am pleading with you for
lemothlng moro than the privilege of
paying a visit something that I dare
■ot ask yon yel. I have only five days
loft in London, then I return to Vienna.
I'lease lot mo come; ami believe that
ttie bumbles! of rooms, with you in il,
would seem a shrine to'me."
It w.-ip af this momont thnt a suave
voice close to them said:
"V am   the   bearer of  a   inosage  to
Mis* Violet Guost.    May I deliver it?"
And tho   Prussian, serene and  cour-
teotiB, bowed both to Violet and Count
Rrnud. who rose, polite but formal.
"I trust I do not interrupt," said
Wernheim. "Vour dance is past or to
cemof"
"It is over," answered Violet. "I
am not engaged for this one. What is
the message, please?"
There was a puuso, the Prussian expressing by his silence that be wna wait-
Jog for tho Count to depart.
Count Brand hold out his arm,
"May   i    take   you   back    to Mrs,
Hurstf' he askod.   "Perhaps this gentleman's message can bo delayed for a
moment."
"Pardou me"—Wernheim also offered bin arm—"my message is urgent.
Allow me to give it while conducting
you to Mrs. Hurst.'
Violet   looked   appcalingly   at   the
Count;   the  situation   was  perplexing.
He decided it for ber by bowing and
withdrawing, saying as he did so:
"I hope you will spare me another
< dance later."
my
' she
tory to a corner whoro a sociuded Beat
was almost hidden by palms.
"My message is from my Government f ho said, ns he took his place by
hor side; "and I count on the houor
and discretion thnt I" have always found
iu Knglish ladies. May I consider tho
inattOI will bo treated by you as confidential f"'
"I do not understand you, sir," she
answered. "1 think you must be mistaking mo for someone else,11
* * Not at all. I should have approach
ed you more gradually and diplomatically if thore had boon more time. As
it is, tho favor I ask of you is too
urgent to admit of a moment's delay."
"The favor?" she shimmered.
"Vou have made the acquaintance tonight of a diplomatist," ho wont oa,
"who Is greatly attracted by you; yet
I do not ihink ho is a marrying man.
Ho has Iho reputation of boing an im
prossionablo and irresistible lover. Your
Influence would, 1 am suro, be sufficient,
during tho lirst stage uf his admiration,;
lo gain from him ono littlo piece of!
information that I want."
She would havo spoken in protest,
but ho made an imperative gesture of
silence,
"1 have just learnt your history.
Vou have a mother who is ill am' iu
poverty. With money you could restore
her to health. I would place jn a bank,
to your acoount, the sum of livo- hundred pounds tf, within five days, you
tell mo tho name of the Franco-Russian
secret agent employed by Count Brand
at Belgrade, lu diplomacy it is somo-
times best to be quite open. Therefore,
I will toll you frankly that wo have
ascertained, hy our Emporor'a recent
littlo yachting expedition, that France
is not ready to tight; and tho one thing
wish to know at. this moment Is
whether Kngland is going to form a
secret allinne.e with Prance and Russia
against (Iermany or has come to auy
understanding with either of those Pow
ers on that subject, Vou see, therefore,
that you will merely be aiding a political cnuso, and doing uo harm what
over, either personal or collective, by
finding out this name for me."
"Hut it is impossible," she exclaim
ed. " 1 have no Influence with thi
Count, and, if T had, I could not use
it ngainst him. Besides, he would not
OOlifid0 a secret of this sort to me."
The woman who parleys, yields. This
was tho Prussian's experience.
"Tell the Count," ho resumed Impel
turbably, "that. 1 approached you on
this mat*, i. and that you refused me
with scorn. Then suggest that he
should show his trust in you, iu return
for this confidence of yours, by telling
you the name. Telephone it to mo, lo
double 0 one O Gerard, within five
davs, and one thousand pound* shall
bo* in the St. James's Street branch of
Lloyd's Hank within two hours afterwards, 1 will not ask you to do anything more for me. T will never rovon
what, vi a hnve dono, and you can show
your people the lotto.' in which tho
manager will toll you that an unknown
donor Ims placed this sum to your credit. If you wish to marry the Cou ,
nnd he asks you—wliich is extrcnioly
doubtful—you can do so with a clear
conscience, for you will have done him
no injury. Ho is about lo make a political blunder, from which he will be
saved. So, on the contrary, you are
his good angel. Now I will tako vou
back to Mrs, Hurst."
He rose, gave her his arm, and
look it mechanically. She I'olt too
bewildered to say anything, for this
was the strangest tiling that had ever
happened to her, and, even on this
eventful night, il overwhelmed hor.
"Farewell!" snid Mr. Wernheim, as
they reached the drawing room door,
*' I hope your future will bo happy.
Willi money, happiness is generally possible. Make your hay while the sun
shines!" And, with a bow, he left
hor.
As Violet was driven back llmt uight
to West Kensington two things stood
out prominently in her mind—Count
Brand's last words; "! shall bringyour
violets tomorrow." and the Prussian's
persuasive sentence: "One thousand
pounds will be placed to your credit,"
Sho raised  her eyes to his at   last,
nnd aaid simply:
"Ves!"
lie lifted hor hands to his lips.
"My llower!" he murmured. "1
shall go to my work with a light heart
now, looking forward to our future
meetings. 1 would not leave you but
that urgent affairs of State demand It,
My mission is a private oue. See, 1
will pi ove my lovo to you by placing
my secret in your hands. To-morrow
I have ax Important meeting, at Vienna, with our secret service agent, and
together we shall pull a lover that
will move Kurope in tho future." lie
took out a pocket-book, and drew from
the inner caso a tettor which ho gave
to her. *' Now you havo my honor,
as woll as iny love, to guard nnd cherish,
'lhis contains tho details of my
plan, and tho name of my agent. I will
return tonight, for a few moments, to
say a final good-bye. Till thou, au
revoir!"
And he loft her, with the envelope
in her hand—unsealed.
At nix o'clock that ovoning he returned. Tho servant was out, and Violet; admit tod him to tho Bat herself and
led the way to tho littlo sitting-room.
She was vory pale, and thero was a
shimmer of tears in hor eyea, while her
lips were tremulous,
"Count," she said, "here is your
letter. 1 want you to take it back, for,
indeed, wo had better not moot again.
My mother is going into a Home tomorrow, aud I havo taken work in order
to be ablo to give hor some of what she
needs. Vour sphere and mine lie far
apart. Sn thank you for nil your kind
ROSS to me, but—1 ask you to go."
lle took the letter, with a dawning
smile.
"You are a danglitor of Kve," he
said; "yet you have been ablo to resist
Opening this letter and learning tho
secret that it guards, liavo yuu, I lion,
no curiosity—uo interest iu mo and my
work?"
"How do you know that I have not
opened it?" sho asked in return.
"I feel practically certain," ho mi
swered, "but I will make sure —in your
presence.''
Uo opened the envelope; inside was
another, sealed, and attached by its
seal underneath to the other one.
"Vou could not. have withdrawn tho
envelope without breaking tho seal,''
he said, " as 1 am doing now. Besides, I can soo at a glance that the
envelopo has not booa tampered with.
My secret was written in a cypher so
diilioult rli at it would have taken too
long to 6nd out—its use would have
boen past. 1 tell you this because you
must not think that 1 would risk
lho interests of my work too lightly
we never had any friends, nor ovor will
have. The sacred prizing which paronts
put on such advising and instruction
renders the same precious as a memory
beyond aiiytniug they ever did for us.
Alan lives far withiu and out of sight.
Mono ovor sees him except himself.
Ue is often driven within and shuts
all the doors, llo is in trouble and
knows how powerless he really is, how
small and weak he is, sitting'there all
Alone face to face with himself.
Tho best of his friends could not enter
and put su arm round him. Even if
ho left the door open friends could not
outer, they can only talk to him. Hut
the holp must come in there where tho
man is sitting alone with himsolf if
there is to be any help. Think it ovor.
How can help be got into yuur inmost self? Vou know the answer, becauso you aro a human soul.
Thero is a manly and patriotic inter
ost which all right minded citizens
should take in instruction of Kai tli.
The reward is not (ho 'moan calculation of what, society or what credit can
bo gut from it among men. Hut such
advantQgOB are bound to follow. Never
was an ago when they wero greater.
Not. sordid aad hypocritical, but as honorable as thc consequences of auy favorablo association. The loss of such
fraternal acipiaiulanceship is simply incalculable.
Nothing can substitute it. Stand
with tho men of some faith, bear your
part of the burden nf their cause, seeking not your own bnt thoir good. It
will invest you with tho esteem of your
community, aud tho lovo of esteem is a
splendid motive for straight work in
life.
It will throw around your family a
thousand safeguards and blessings. The
idea is uot weuttti, certainly all creeds
profoss that it is not. Hut worth is thc
test, nml a faith that makes a man of
real worth gives him tho entry everywhere.
That is success.
CAPTAIN KIDD IN CANADA
ACCORDING to .vrthur Hawkes,
thero is n pot of gold hidden in
Nova Scotia—and it isn't at thc
ond of the rainbow, either. In
Cnnada Monthly (formerly Canada-
West) for August he tolls of a ramble
"With Captain Kidd in Aready," and]
of the treasure tho old buccaneer hid ini
the Oak Island Money Pit.
"The whole Atlantic Coast," says Mr.
Hawkes, "from Massachusetts north to
Nova Scotia, is honeycombed with le
gends of treasure buried by pirates iu
tho slashing days of the Spanish Main,
and Mahone Bay, almost within hailing
distance of tho Hackmatack luu at
J Chester, has one of the most  imposing
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It won 'he fourth morning aftor l.ady
Murray's hail, and iu the three days
that had passed three things had hap
poned.
First, Hie illness of Violet's mother
had   reached   a   grave   crisis,   nnd   the
■ doetor eald.
"If she is to he «;ived she must he
takon away l'i a warm climate at
onee.''
Secondly, a letter camo to Violet con-
talning only this moSBagoi
"Oorrnrd, 0010, £1,000."
Thirdlyi Count Brand, after calling
eaoh day with a enrgo of violets, had,
of his own accord, givon to Violet the
power of gratifying Mr. Wernheim's
reqUOBt,
It RCOtnod ns if Kate was determined to thrust upon hor lho necessity,
as well ns tho ability, to yield to thiB
temptation.
" No woman has over appealed to
me in the way you do," tho Count snid
to her. "You have captured my heart,
wilh all its omotinns—love and trust
and rovermiee. 1 would place my life
and my honor in your littlo hands with
confidence, If thoro wore any proof
1 eould give you of this it should be
yours! "
lie paused, and hIip remained silent,
though through her brain there flashed
the numbers, 0010, Oorrard.
"I havo to go back to my work," ho
wont nu, "and 1 ahall take with me a
memory and a hope. Will you add to
the sweetness of theso by giving mo
the nsurance of your love, «o that whon
T return it will bo to you!"
He had taken both her hands, and
lield them in a clone grasp.
"You love mo, Violetf" ho asked
insistently.
She hesitated. The Prussian's words
rocurrcd to her: "An irresistible lover,
but not a marrying man!"
How oould she hope that such a man
as this would transplant her from these
shabby, almost sordid, •nrronndings to
tte life of luxury that weald be for
his wifef
Ile throw the ^_^_^_^_^_^m^_^
iug her hands, drew her close to him.
"Why," ho demanded  pasinriulely
"why did yon resist the bribe that lhe
Prussian offered you.
■■ You know.'''" she questioned in
amazement.
"Of course," he answered. "I havo
crossed swords with Mr. Wernheim before, nlthough In- is not aware ovou
thnt I recognise him. I would havo
staked my life on vour truth, and I
dared to put it to tlio losl. Toll me —
for I am hungering to hear- why did
you not yield?"
"Ileoanal! I lovo you," sho confess-
ul; "aud your honor is as dour to mo
is my own.   Now, please go."
She tried to release horself, but he
aught   her triumphantly  in  his arms.
" I nhall return tn three days," ho
snid. "Wheu shull our marriage be,
Violet?"
THE UPWARD LOOK
IT  is folly  indeed  to struggle along
the palli with no conscious friend
ship from on high.    Man has a nn
ture that roaches up for help nnd pro
toetton<   lie Ims put up Iiis puny human
hand undor every sky whero he hns
lived, and the upward reaching of his
hand is as much n part of him us the
hand Itsolf. Mnu has never been found
without  hands.
Tho court of justice asks tho man to
lift his right hand in reverence fo n
Higher Power. Religious freedom nl
lows every mini lo name the Oroat Pow
er In please himself. Uut the Stale ox-
acts revoroneo of somo form.
Success often means a courage thut
no heart could summon except for its
faith. Hardihood in trying days, a
liglit nhosd, and defense against a son
of troubles aro given to man, according to the testimony of ages of history,
It is not, reasonable to throw away such
witness from the long past.
It would be a sad day for America if
a writer for youth were apologetic for
advising faith in God. It has been written into onr national songs. It has been
t.ho surety that we hav» exacted from
our elected rulers wnon they took office.    It has colored all our code of leg.
(station.
It ha* inspired ond sustained our stupendous charities. Our nation has won
its Buoeoes by a revoront faith in Ono
who nth* in righteousness. Can an individual life afford to disregard such
(►roofs of tho value of certain human
beliefs»
Considering tha affoetiou of the giv
or*, it would soem most ill-advised to
forsake bgh*ly the instruction in mat-
Urn of faith that self sacrificing par-
onfts »***.   Tf th*y were not ear friends
these legends in Ihe Oak Island
ney Pit. Although the stnld citizens
of Nova Scotia never, in Ihe dark of
tho moon, trotted uround a hole in Iho
ground saying charms anil wearing thoir
clothes inside out ns Iho fntnOrs of
Rhode Island and Massachusetts did
around the Darby King, joint stock companies have spout aboul a million dol
lars in trying to keep the Pit clear
enough of waler to permit them to
unload iu its depths. Hut they could
neither pump out nor dam the wators
of the Atlantic, and there the'treasure
lies, as safely guarded as that iu the
lli^h Rock al. Lynn, or tin' cache «oino-
where along Ihe Long Island coast, for
tho old Captain is supposed tu guard
the Oak Islnnd gold o' nights, carrying
his hoad uuder his arm for coolness.
As far as Nova Scotia knows, Captain
Kidd is as rich us he wus in the days
when  his ballad was new:
My nume was Captain Kidd,
As I sotlodj as I Bailed,
My name wns Captain Kidd,
As I Balled.
I  had heavy bars of gold
And dollars manifold,
vml riches  int roi lod,
As I sailed.
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nnd prove it. of the thousands ol
pinint nnd curious customs surviving
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(his custom hns been observed for ubout
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the hoad of the procession consisting ot
the councillors, the beadle, ami the mace
bearer, lie is elad in cocked hat, silk
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IN :i villuge In the heart of Tourstitie
there lives tin old man, whose pride
it is that he once had lhe honor
of making a pair of trousers for Balzac
The old tailor delights to toll of his
meeting with the distinguished Frenchman.
AVhen tho tailor got to tho chateau
whore ilalzac wus staying, he found him
in (ho garden nt, work on a novnl, Ho
was so busy that the tailor waitod in
siloncc. Many sheets of paper, covered
with floe writing, Iny oroniid him. lie
would write a spell, then staro wildly
nbout, and then go at it again as if he
knew thnt a wnrld was waiting for his
words.
After standing nenr and watching tho
groat man a while, the tailor at last
felt that ho must, interrupt Balzac in
ordei to got his moasuro for the trousers. Bakac wuh extremely good-natured; smiled as tho tailor moaaurorl
him. hut spoke but once.
''No feot," said ho, ns tho tailor
finished his measurements. Thon he
turned to his work.
Tho worthy tailor had no idea at all
what this meant, but for somo reason
he had not courago enough to interrupt
W ii.i.iam  M. ill \si:, the art!
w.is a pictureaquo figure, dnv.
lllg   in   clothes  tlmt   had   a  cer
tain originality, lhough thev conformed
 —.«.».,»«       | more or less tn the prevailing fashions.
LEANING over tho railing in tho ole-  On  o cension,. Clinso,  on   his  way
pliant house of one of our 7.00s the | in,,,,,.,  etc[iimd   inlo  a   little   win.-  shop
other day, talking with the keepei.j ;im| ordered a  jug of claret of S special
was au Individual win. was greatly in    brand sent to'his house.    The lad who
leiested   in   elephants,   and   for   whose I brought   il   -ume  in the  front  door, an
b (It tho keeper good-naturedly made I hour aftorward,  whon  the artist   had
one of the large elephants kneel. Thou,jH|read) arrived. ,48ome nine," said
when ho was dnwo, the keeper procood lhe, curtly. The maid, knowing there
ed to give the bcosl n good sweeping wnn yot plenty In the collar and bo
with a broom. lioviug  the lad  hnd   mndo n   mistake
This sweeping nl' lhe elephnnl 's baek
caused the visitor some amusement, fui
he remarked tlmt be hud seen houses
aud sidewalks and steamboats swept,
but he had never before seen anybody
sweep an olophnnt.
Yot, sweeping the elephants is iu all
shows a regulnr part of the duty of the
keeper. If fhe show gives a street
parade, tho last thing done before the
elcjuiaiits come out iuto public view Is
to sweep them.
aid she was bum II WUS not for that
llOllSO,   nud   did   lhe   Imy   remember   the
nail f lhe man who ordered It,   'I'he
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thai hat live hore?" "Ves," said Iho
tltntisod IHO Id. "Then," said the boy
triumphantly, "here's where the wine
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.IM' Take Notick thnl nt n Court of R.-vImhi to Iw held on the SOthday of \e(_%}'
Mny, I912,al the Courl /!■ use, Cuinherhind, al ten oclnclt in tin-forenoon te '\
1 shnll hear and determine the said ohjeeiions, iiiid uuless such naiunl ■•''.- r^,
pi'isnn- or si ine othei Provinciul voter on their behalf saiislie* inu 'that | C» >\
Butih ohjeutious are not wall founded, I shall strike bucIi names nil'ihe said
Register
,l"iiv  I'.Aii.n. Ilegigtmi of Votei's
Dated lhis 1 'tli day of ipril, 1913.
The filtowi'tg persons are reported shseitl from the Distric:
For TEN DAYS, oommeuc'uig
TO-DAY Pay-Day
NO,
NAME
PLACE
%■■■ 'Cd
.,  MKN;S CLOTHING, HATS and BOOTS Slaughtered  IWL
■>'.-.'J   I^ad iti-' S'ivrp'P renting i'rom 2.00 to 4.50,     "TT.a,    v£&
Going I'or * Ot .   !ggD»
■ ■'■'■ . y;1.a
1.5U gsg
I     ■<
•  Men's 3.00 Hats, going for
'   .<, —_, —. .
Vttchison, 'I'h,mils
Vlexutul i-.,I,,hn
' mlrews, William James
I N.-w linghiml Hotel, Cuiuiwi land
| l.,n I :i. Minto. Cuinox
s,ition IS, Comox
\reistrenK, Wilherl  Frank        | Ueriul   13 y
Cnmherlund
t IX
1,01 12, Vahlen Island
l.oi 179, Comox
Union Uay
Comox
Mud Buy, Comox
Sandwick
s n,l .i, I;
Loi 166, Cumox
Loi 88, Sec. 61, Courtenay
Loi 12, Nelson ilistriot
C'uniherhuul
Loi ST. Cu x
-lili. ,lvenne, Cumberland
Union Hotel   Union
■i
'     :
J. N. McLEOD
Duiisrmiir Avenue Cumberland       %k'q_
... ■•,■,.,      ^'i:   .-.    .<?r   .S-r.     ,      -    r.    7   ,.7..,    ,.:T^,...T.f.^ j^l
i . ■      '. ,   mm \   ." mwm§m
I-i  p\Dkl\l<
L
trv^rras^v-'-^TC?.^!™:)
Stanton's Lines S(;iii<3 thc Test
IF YOU have busine i dei '.':■■    witha man, you do not re
ly on his appearance alone.    Ro ;>;-■  often look as welj as an &
honest man.    w hat you need lo know is his reputation.
t '■ i what our Uiies of w ill paper have
Not only as to quality, but in the
 is!  p 1 en s a id I west '"^co. 1
lb k through our Sample Boob whether you buy ft
H    ornot    We havo apeuial lines for every room in your house.    _]
• ■' ■" s ! n?f |'.o fi 1 n
jj  U    J iw wjj    1   ' J) ^.»   &. \j    Ktjt   fl • 4 *
I    i.i iglla!*. A,miI| h
609 Uilisuii, (JiHirge li iy
li illljleiinoii, William Kdwurd
iill Gor  II ht
67!)|Grievo, Henry Isaac
7.',ili;,,i„|  Angus
7H9 ilarw„od, John
7 s Hawkins, Charles 11 y
772jHaVes, Joseph
79i Hilher. William T! a
Sin il ,1-  Hiehard Henry
S   I II ..I,,In,
S77 lliiiehin-ou, ),,l,n
Iiiiil Kesley, John
1077 MaoKarhine, Adelnert
1056 Linle, li'riiiicis Ueun
107!) .Miickie, John
1177 Mills, Bohe I
1288 .McUride, lloberl Albeit
1241'McCnw, George
I2fi:l McDonald, Duuicl
1297 .MeUuire, -I s
1 SfiSLMcLean, Arthur S.
r894 McNiren.Ji>hu
1476 Palmer, John Th mus Edward
ir.21 I'idcoek, William E.
]:,.;..I'.,1,,,-li, John li.
1 57 Popham lli.iiie 0. V.
Iiii,.'; Iieiii, Siiiini, I
|0l9Hogers, John
I6.--U II  mo, Ole
1748 Slater,  Willium
178   Smith, Ueoige C,
ISOlSollun,  Miciieal
186  Smlioii, /III erl
1806Siit|oii, Frederick ,1 ,mes
1888T.,ed, llurlan
1996 Wuhsier, Holierl l>unn
20"'   Williams, Gwilyn P.
Lul 1  :i, Comox
Sandwieli
Cuinlieil I
I'lll,in  llllllll
Ueriul   li v
Heiiuuiu  Island
Loi 162, Com"..
Giimox
S ion '. Nets n Oistricl
r herhuid
PAINTING, PAPERING, ETO.
Sign Work A Specialty.      Estimates Given.
Agent for Stained Paper, a good imitation of
Stained    Glass.    All orders   receive   Prompt
Al tention,     Samples of Paper on hand.
box ua. Cumberland!
Capital $6,R00,000
Reserve S7,000,ti00
l'l
1 i.i
L /.,,
,i, // le
,i Bay
. Union
Mai
Cuu
Uni
Curl
I Niltvl,
IX
/ Mun,
Union
1 lum
Gi>.i
1 * Co
Farm, Comox
1 ni
Mar
Cun
in Uay
,,i.il av
herltml
nin', Cumlierlaiid
(.'un
Cun
Qu i
lierland
l,erhind
hisnk.1 (
lovo
C  y
! Loi -j,,s. Comux
Ihn. In Island
l'i,|.„, //nlel.   Uninl
Kind  Mm!
I.i„ 2 2, C ox
//nil,   )   l-l:,,, I
lliuii'.'.i Mand
//nriih'y Lliiiiil
Sandwick
Cumberland
//oiiibv l-hiiui
■IE
R0YRL BANK
0F eftNAOH
OenflH issued In any eneeency. payable nil over tho world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINC1S ACCOUNTS, and Inter
hlffhest ouprent rutoa allowed on deposits ot'$l nnd upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Ihnu.h -   - OPEN DA!'
UNION WHARF, B.C., Sub Branch    OPEN THUR3DAT
D. M. Morrison,   Manager
COURTENAY, B. C. BRANCH OPEN DAILY
Wm. H. HofT,   Manager.
The following per    ia are repi, ml deceased:
iMO.
NAME
PLACE
17
71
118
liln, Wilfred ('.
Baker, Charles N'.
!i iiu ■,-, Issudore
Peieh, Thom ,s (Jli iiiii ers
!l,;i'. W ll„-. James
KJ ... SWJ Sec. 31,0 nez Island
Liiud
I S-e. 20, Snlmo , lliver
j Hill Bay
Shlishil lle  Day
Simon Leiser & Co, Ltfl.
'..._'...-     .... '.. :.'iA''-■  .J'a'^i'.ZXl^i'J.^.^.'SUKTWiiJS
KSLANDE1? Li:.. Pay
!    TO KENT.— Nin-'lunl ro n, Ap i
i;::,rA"s'c A- w,"k'"1 ■ZAbimi 10 acre block
E. W. BICKLE
Notary I'uhlic Conveyancer
Real Estate and Insurance, Pire,
Life, Accident, Plate Glass,
and Automobile,
, HOUSES iOR SALE
of good lend,  ily  alder, Ies-   than
, no half mile ii om in w mine, No, B.
$100 .ui iicrej one third ciu.li, 0 and
12 nibs,    Apply
F. R. F. BISCOE
Agent, olllce nexl  Koyal Bank,
COUHTENAY, B, C
PUBLIC NOTICE
N ticois hereby given thnt all direct
im,linns nf Hush olosuts wilh the
| city sowers is strictly forbidden. ;1ny
person or persons iisin^ flush closets
itiusi |,ne iiie s-j.iie tanks, the overflow
of which may ho coiiticctcd wiih the
o lv sewers.
By order of ihe City Council,
A. Mih/.X.VtlX, Cily Clerk.
Cily IIM, April Dili. IBIS.
i'lll: BAls..    Ten pigs, li weeks old,
Jl.00 each,     /Ipply   Hubert Julian,
...... i ,     . i    . , in   /Allllhy  Islnnd.
POItHAUi   Baby Carrlngo, second
' i,.8nn-,it„i',,i-,ii.,iy th., I„i„l must bul hand; will sell   ohoap,      /Ipply   "M,"
i- -cl.ni-,' If. H, .11 i 'llv t I-'^„l   llllll    iplnlis Li ;H ,,j|; .„
il ..oi ,  mil ill  rn.-ii !,>'• ■   or'iiurj      '
thetwi -ni --1 ■■ ■!• r-ii.ll iw staked eul Is.    11A TCI 11 NG EGfiN KOI! SAT.E—1.
th,-H|.ji'icn i.iin.li. Purebred Rhodu Island Beds, flPOpr
i, ;;.'':i,,tv^i'V,";,''nn,i:n-e;'1''''"' 3> v"<" m *"*" o«n
, | ,,,,.,,<„i i >v ,1,1,,-. i„,i,„ i1 Whitel,ghorns,#1.00ilol!en. All eggs
,.in, hi i,    ,\ r y .1 ■> ilinll bo Hi'le : gunraiilei'il I' ml■■.   .Applv.) Laurence
mere sin nl i pni ,,f tliu mi,in in the Comox, B.C.
rale , (lite e UU | , •   I   ll i      ,....,    . . . .,     ...      ..      .
T „ |„.,    .. ip     ii., i lm   i   >h I '     IU1< "ALli    • | "lies from   ( iiiiiiu, i i-i, ii,- An nt wnli svern ra urn. sc borluiul, fiS acres of guod land; 18aores
in   i i- .ib fu I qiisn i') 11' nt.roi
Synopsis u'. dial mining Regulations
COALiiilnh giiglits uf iim Doininini
,., MHidtuba, S katcliowan snii Mbertn,
the VTuk, iiT,i,iny ih- N i'i. ,,«t Ten
t, iiu „ini in ,. \i> ni a' ( die 1'1,'V ncs ,,i
11 ii uh 0 1 • nil.i.i, msyhi I,,.-,,I lorateim
nl w, ly- me rears li ll allium! ■■ tilal ■ I
s| n   noru.      N i in it- 'li ii 2 DOOnores
Applicali e Iiiiii in-, nun1 Iir nruli'in
Full SALi:    .'I.1, miles f,-    <"nni
IF YOU WANT A FIRST CLASS PIANO
AT A MODEBATB PEICB
mi n
li    KJ I tl
. beilaii'l, 20acros of extra good  lantl.
AcCOlintS Collected      « I »'■ ■  . ul... fi.iii   or   vegetahlus.
Will sell either whole or divido in  10
— -     O ■■ —
Sou BICKLE for all kinds of In- n'hakvey. lllpp/valily    WS
surance.
slashed; school mi lhe tippm curlier;
gnod i,,;i,I in p'l.-,,; ami wiiii he easily
subdiUded, /Ipply N HARVBY,
iiiiiiu I>i-11i.i. i',,i ionus,
nn ,1,,..,, I iiiii id • ml p-v the n,t It)
ii.Di mi. IC ilu oi I un ■ i. 'elu, inr
,i,i lit-iiii , p. i ,'i,l lueli returns sliull bi
i„r i lied ,i li  li   ','     v  'r
ii:  ,■ i il   in,' i lie     ,' onsl inii,in
rightMimly bui die I  may !,■- i	
led io i'Uiclwc-0 shslevor  svniiab o sur    »,/k\-"li       |,'i v, I w 1 forty
face ng» ts may be cnnmlen i~'.vJIU.\    1        I'iHtdl'il
I till,, w rkllllt nf i lis tnilii'it, tlm nue of
810 06 ■„
Forfulliufoi 'i npli",'i n th i.l.l
be Hindu tn   the Secret.il)  nl llie Dopart-
mrn I r hei dor, II ' nv»,   ,.r I"   sny
AuouturSuh Ay n1 •' I) iniuinn L-iutis,
W   W. COItY,
li nu v Mini iu   ' ill   li torior.
N H   lii.ni In lis lpuhlicsiii.il i.f this
lulv.iiii iiineiil. ,wilii„i. li  I'.iilfnr.
\
'%    These Pianos givo satisfaction in tonuand touch and are built ti
Jr Insi n lifeti	
W carry ths Victor Gramophone & Victrolcu
mnl Victor Recor Is.     Call and bear the latest innt....
The Victor Puzzle Record Price ttsi.bb
e ebcoeds insr oitM-ti. v.
.. DUNSMORE'S  MUSIC STORE -     x And White Help Only Everything First Class ,
Chun* St.. NANAIMO, B.O, Opposite Bank oi |   -^  Jjj^ pjjgg  fof a GOOll SpfB Of A  DAINTY LUNCH
HE CLUB CAFE
COURTENAY, B.C., Next to Opera House
CAMERON & McKENZIE, Props.
i'lll ND-1 In beach, r, vv-l„.iil; Itcc'in
f   i; beam 5 foot: bail  by Tumor, Van
cn.viir.    Apply
,),J. BANNlillMAN, Cum x. B, 0,
KOils FOH HATCHING -S. ('
White Leghorns. Wilson-Cooper strain
ilirect. Breeders Releute I for vigour
nml largo egg production. $'2.00 per
IB eggs; $0.00 per 50 eggs; 1110.00
per lou eggs.     uiilrr early I" avoid
disappoi ent,   Kll. TIlO.MAHON.
Courtenay, B.C,
TIIK
st of May
Excursion
TO
Nanaimo
liy U. M. W. of A

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