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The Islander Jun 11, 1910

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Subscription price Sl.aO per year.
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Pilsener wins from the
League leaders in Ball
Game on Sunday.
The Brewery Hoys pulled even wltll
the league leaders in ihe light f i- tho
pennant un Sunday lust, when tliey
won from Union by a score of .1 to 2
The piny whs even throughout., nnd it
■was anybody's guine till the lust man
■was down in the ninth, lloth team!.
went out in one-two-three order in the
first round; nml Balo, who was twirl
ing for the Union team, got. h:s fifth
strike out in succession in the sei-otul
innings, lu tins round the Greys
looked decidedly dangerous: hut. with
three ou hwca and two men out. Ward
was fanned and nobody scored. N.
Halo reached tirst through the kind'
ness of l'erliune. Clark tried another
in the same place but died. I-'reilc-
ricks pushed one lo ri<*ht anil Halo
advanced to second. Smith rolled
one down the third base line ami
Balo was forced at. third, on n pretty
piece of play. Slant taking the out.
Everybody was safe when Boyd failed
to handle Pike .'s grounder, and the
Union roolers made sonic noise. It
was up to Ward to conic through with
v hit, but Stant hail him guessing,
and the opportunity was lost.
In the third Pilsener got. two on but
failed to make the round trip.  McKay
went out to the pitcher.    Gib-on gol
the Ilrst hit for the Brewery with n
single to centre.   McNeil fouled out
to the catcher.   Jamea was safe on a
slow  throw  from  l,e Claire.     Boyd
made the third out when lie bumpi'il
an easy one to Balo.    Union went oul
in- oii-vtwn three.     l'il«in<"- followed
suit in their half of the fourth, but
Union   scored   one   run.     N,   Balo
drove one to centre, which Robertson
gathered  in.    Clark  got a safety in
the same place, stole second,  aud in
an effort to catch him napping Ihn hall
waa  thrown   away,   nnd   the  runner
scored.    Fredericks was safe on a hot
one past second,   hut the next, two
men went out.    Pilsener evened the
score in their half of the fifth.    Robertson  hit a safe one to third ami
went down to second on a wild heave
over first.    McKay   was  there   with
the goods and advanced the runner
with a pretty sacrifice.    Gibson fanned, but McNeil was safe on Frederick's error,   .lames  swung  hard  at
sonic wide out curves and the side was
out.    Union again opened up a lead
in their half.    Wanl was out for wan |
during oul of tlic   batter-  box   after
a  wide one.     I,c Cluiru fill, a good!
one to right.    K. Halo was safe when
liis roller  was thrown  wild, nml  l,e
Claire closed   the  pan.       Halo   was |
caught oil' first   hv  a swell throw bv j
James     Cumin  fanned     Tlio  score
was mice more tied up in lhe sixih;
afier the lirst two Pllstner's wenl uut.
Buy I struck at some tlmt ooultl barely
be seen with a telesaope, and  Perlame
went out Halo to I'Veilericlcs,   Hoss
reached Ilrst on   Plltols wild throw to
Ilrst.    Slant hit the bull on tbo no-o,
driving it to deep centre and scoring
Ross.    Robertson reached thu first
sack  on  N.   Halo's   niisine.    McKay
put. up a pup Uy which Picket collected, nnd Union went to bat.    This
half was eliieily reiiiarkiihlo for somo
fast play  by  Perlame,  wbo dug  up
Clark's hard grounder and caught the
J lunncr at first.    Pilsiner got the win-
I tiing run iu tho seventh,     Gibson
jwent, out at first hy the short stop
/route.    McNeil was safe when  Cur
ran dropped his fly."   James  hit to
Piket   who made a  wild  throw  to
third, and the run scored.    Boyd was
out from   Piket to Fredericks, and
Jamos was nabbial al. third trying I
stunl.   For Union, Smith was safe on
a grander to third,  which   Perliimc
could not handle iu time.     Piket and
Ward  both fanned,  and   Le   Claire
iluw  out lo second.    Ill   the  eighth
1'erlnnie fouled  out  to  the  catcher.
Ross bit a hut one to right and was]
Pass  resolution    post-1 Wedding of Miss Piket
poning polling till the
20th, and adjourn.
An extremely brief meeting nf the
City Council was held on Monday
evening, at the conclusion of tin- public meeting iu the Cumberland Hull.
tin; Mnyor at id Aldermen McLeod,
Stewart and Brown taking their scuts
at tlic board at fifteen minutes tu
The minutes of the la>t regular and
two subsequent special meetings were
rend nud approved.
Chief of Police McLennan submitted
Ids report, allowing a revenue derived
Frum police courl fines during April
and May of $47.
.1. It. Gray, of the City Police, reported collections for the month of
May, as follows:—
Scavenging ...    100.25
Night Watchman...     86.00
Hoad Tax       HG00
Dog Tax      23.00 ,
Hall Kent       'J5.00
(Sills to the amount of $73.90 were
.submitted to the Finance Committee,
as follows ;—
Telephone Co 90
Cumberland Klcctric
Co 39.25
New Kngland Hotel     ...      2.75
Y. -V. Harrison     H0.00
On motion of Alderman McLeod,
seconded by Alderman Brown, it was
resolved : That the dute of polling un
the Sewerage By-law be postponed
until the 20th tost,
The letter from thc Provincial Secretary, which appears iu another
column, wns ordered acknowledged
and filed.
The meeting then adjourned.
and Mr. McFarlane
on Thursday last.
A verv pretty wedding was snlenroiisecl
in <Juii)l-fi•[mnl nt 8 o'eh ck un Thursday
evening 'it the Epi-c pal Chinch hy tin
Rev. Air. LaHere, when Miss Cttrriii
Piuket bee mu thu hi uio ot Mr. Nml
The bride wan mint tastefully attired
il a tiavulling rirefH ef navy blue, whj>
tttei'ded hy Mis* Mar^arei McKenzie.
■*liiie Mr. Robert Soiiieivdle aunported
tliu groom, The happy couple Mi
yesterday on a ahort h i ney moon trip
mid ou their return vill take up their
residence iu Cumberland.
Union Bay.
Capt. P, M. Ciuthrie of Comox loft foi
Quebec last Wednesday morning on important business.
Mr. and Mrn. McB.   Smith were pas-
ongeri un the outgoing boat yesterday.
Mr. McFarlane nnd bndo departed on
their honeymoon on yesterdays steamer.
A numt successful Sale of Work vat*
held Uat Wednesday. It resulted in over
£100 being colheted in aid of the Anglic-
tn church.   Amongst those who ably a*
istei! were Mesdames MrKt:n".ie, Thom-
nun, I) vis, Moore, Itridbury, and Misses
Itlankuiilmh, Clill, IIijuiiih and Fraser.
A most eiijiiyablo dance followed.
The draw for the Tennis Tournament on
Tuesday the 21st.
The annual club tournament of tbe
Cumberland Lawn Tenuis Club will
comtuence on Tuesday the 'Jlst inst.,
lift the clul> court, when the first
rounds in Mixed doubles and Muti\
Doubles will be played off. It is the
intention of the cluh to bold an open
tournament later in the season to
include events in both ladies' and gen
lumens'singles nud doubles mul also
mixed doubles. The court ii now in
firs! oltlss condition, and route fust
yhmeS rtfe expected on tlio 21st. The
following is the result of the drnw :■—
Mixr.n pquniits.
Miss Willeuiar and .J. \V. Cooke vs.
.Miss 0 ugwall and Pr. Cilleapie.
Mm Tarheltai.d W. bailey vs. Mrs. I.
It >e and 0. Sinithe.
Mrs, Cooke and F. Dalby vs. Mine
McKenzie and G. Roe.
Mius Brown and J. Polner vs. Mis. O.
it u and G. Tnr bell.
Men'h Dounr.BS.
Dr. MacNaugtiton aim il, fSiuythe(bye)
.'. I'ahnor mid W, Laurence vs. Dr. Gillespie and F. U recti.
Rov. H. L»tlore and ti. Roe vs. F.
DalbyandG. Tarbell.
J. Cuuke and W. Bailey (bye).
Provincial A Meteor MoR. Smith tigur
H i iu un seoldenl ou the Uiuoii K>,v mad
on Wuhiusilay, iu which the horse he wiih
driving wan seriously injured. MrKiniih
escaped with a few bruises but the horst.
which Has owned iu Nauaium, was ship'
ped down on the boat to thnt elty.
The .Australian liner Manuka bunkered
! here laut Sunday,
Steamer Hyndfiird bunkered and
cleared f-.r Chemalnua Wednesday, to
take on cargo ot lumber.
S'eainer VVoltan bunkered and cleared
fur Portland on Thursday.
Tug Cotitli And scow took coal on
Wednesday, and cleared for Vancouver.
Harges Two Brothers, Baroda and
Potter will all be towed and moored at
Mis. Catt, uf Victoria, was the guest
uf Mr. and Mra. James laud last week.
Mis. Capt. Owen spent Wednesday
guest uf her sister, Mrs. Wm. Hiley.
Mtb. Capt. Scarf spent Thursday visit.
ing friends at Union Bay.
Messrs. Sabine tt Stevens have a force
of men At work clearing the right-of-way
between Union Bty and Courtenay, for
the new proposed C.I\R. liy.
Thus. Hudson, local telegraph lineman, will shortly commence building a
line from Cmiox to Cape Luzo, connecting all land stations with wireloas at that
point. This, when d no, will Assure the
public at >ill times of a thorough up-to-
date service.
Mr. E McMurtrte, accompanied by
his father, A. J. McMurtrie, proprietor
of the AbbulHford Hotel, Lidysmith,
ciime up troin thatcity ou Friday eveti
iug iu their launch. Th y report having
a nice trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Bishop returned home
on Satutdb'y, atter enjoying a two weeks
vacation away,
Au automobile party from Cuinbmlai d
p issed through heie last >S .tuiday uveu-
mg, en route for Home Like on a Unit ng
expedition, making the i rip down in re-
curd time   fourteen hours-   muludfrig ah
,„„„. Uupe.   Tluj repun li»""« l»«l »j [,„,,„,„, |,u„, M.ii.Uy, I
(.pvii'id online.,  linhiug   being  excellent
■tnd wild animals plentiful.    They also
report having seen smite inoimturu ot thu
I forest and a wihl man, imt it is d"U0tful
> whal brand they cai nd with them.
As necessity is the mother of invention
au thu extreme hot weather that pi e-
vailed throughout the valley durii g tht
last week resulted in one uf CmrtenayV
business men inventing a new kind ol
summer drink. It possesses the wonder
f'il qualification that it inebriates bui
{foe* not/ intoxicate,, and proves to be a
great success financially fur the inventor.
Tho first brew waa consumed by himself
in solitude, (he seci-ud waa distributed
ouoiigBt 1; iends aA samples and the
third, we are informed, will be ready
.md pieced on Bale at the Agricultural
Eihibition next September.
The date for the annual strawberry
festival, given under the auspices of the
Ladies' Aid Society, iu aid of the
Presbyterian Church, and which usually
proven the event uf the season, is set
iur the L'Kth June.
Mr. W. J. McKenzie, and a party of
trtciids from Seattle, left Saturday
afternoon un a tishiug trip to Oyster
lliier. They returned on Sunday, but
with thu usual linht'i'iiieiiH iuck,
Thu strawberries are commencing tc
lipOli tn the vnlley, and if the weathei
continues tine theie will be a large crop
lhis year.
Mr. \V. Fitzgerald, eldest son of Mr.
.1. t\. Fi':'.u«'iaid, while woikiug for th»
Kilmer Idver Lumber 0'., had the IUtint his I g by
letting an hxc fail upon it, as a result
of which he will be CO) ili Uud to (he
limine for some time.
Public meetings   held
Saturday and Monday
nights re By-law.
Since our taut issuo two public
ini't'tin^H Imve Iwen field to difmUSs
the SeworugH Ity-law. On Suttmlny
last Mayor Mai'donald touk the chair
nl a meeting in the City Hall, and
i'x|'lained the reason lor the meeting
being culled. Although the hy-!uu
presented to the people authorised the
liorrowing of $25,000 it was not pro-
posed to borrow anything like this
sum. The lowest tender tor llie work
wjjs $20,100. Tho Govoinmeni, how-
ever, had promised $9000 toward the
nstallatiou of the system, and it.
would uot lie necessary for the olty to
rinse more ihan $J6,000, The Coun
oil proposed to provide for interest aVid
sinking fund by means of a froutnge
tax of IU cents per foot, Those own
nig a half lot would lie required tu
pny 110 cents per front foot. This was
whnt lhe council proposed to do. If
anyone had any better suggestion to
make the Council would he pleased lo
consider it.
Mr. l*eacock expressed the opinion
lhat if % frontage (ax was the basis
"f laxa'ion it would not be legal to
charge the man with half a lot double
the regular rate, moreover it would be
a hardship on the small man.
Jlr. Uaniels defied the Council to
make him pny as much for a half lot
as fur a whole lot. If the Government demanded the installation of a
sewerage system here, they had better
first sewer the camp. He doubted tne
genuineness of the telegram, it waa
probably bogus. The mayor read the
lelogmm promising $9000Government
aid, but Mr. I 'aniel's was not satisfied.
Dr. McNuuglitiui referred to the
necessity for a modern sewerage system from a sanitary point of view,
and considered thnt something of the
kind was absolutnly necessary.
Mr. Eickle expressed the view that
it was no good to clean up the town
until the Camp was first attended to.
Dr. McNaugliton believed that steps
would tie takeu to have a sewerage
system installed in the Camp by the
'.ioncrnment; but, in uny case, he did
not think thnt tliey should tnke an
example frum a liuncli of Orientals.
Mr. Ilnte ihnught that the rate,
payers were entitled to more infoims-
Iinn. What was the revenue that
would lm derived from a fronlage tax
tlt 10 cent, per foot I
The Mayor replied that the amount
was approximately $lo,0(io, there
being iiiiil sixty foot lots iii the city.
This would provide fur $900 interest
nml $600 sinking (und niiiiullv.
.Mr. lisle thought that n clause
ihould be inserted in the agreement
milting llie eily llie privilege of ro
inyiug the lunn al any time after live
Mayor Macdonald gets
fuller information re
Government grant.
The following is the text of the
letter received by Mayor Macdomild
from Provincial Secretary, re sewerage
system for Cumberland :—
" Yuur letter of the 10th ultimo,
addressed to the Hon. Mr McBride,
was submitted to the Kxecutive CoiAii-
oil at its meeting yesterday, and after,
u direful discussion nf the matter, 1
am instructed to say that the Kxecutive Council nre willing to assist the
City of Cninbcnwd ,in the esiablish-
inent nf a sewerage system ou the following conditions: Provided that the
eity cnn shnw a borrowing power lo
the extent of $20,000, the Executive
Council would grant the skim of $9000
towards the completion of the sewerage system.
The reasons for this action of the
Kxecutive Council nre that they are
.ware of the small area of the town
and also of the smallness of the income derived from assessments, and
they feel justified, although there is
no precedent for such action being
The $9000 will include the $0000
already promised towards the installation of a sewer from the Government
1 have the honor, etc., etc.,
II. K. Youno-,
Provincial Secretary.
The K of P. and IO. O. F. footballer
play to-day in aid of the Hospital
Gats's boarding house wss sold yesterday to Mr. Marnelli.
Rsv. B. 0. Freeman and family arrived
< his week tn take charge of the Methodist
church. He has been engaged in missionary work for 17 years and can speak 3
Indian languages. Mr and Mrs Freeman
•ere tendered a tjecoption by the Lsdies
Aid on their arrival.
The meeting of tbe Licensing Board
was held in the Council Building last
iVednosday night, to consider applications for renewals of liquor licensos,
sli the members of the board being
present. All the applications were accepted, and only oue was questioned-—
thai of F. Dallas, whose application
was opposed by Mr. Shaw, of tbe Police
-nfc. htnut went tu second un n
double to left. Kobertsnu went out
pitcher to lirst, and Ross, who hesitated too long, was caught at the
plate. Union did nothing in their
half. Tn the ninth McKay wns safe
"ii the pitcher's error. Gibson bit.
hard to left but Ctirran featured the
guine, gelling it in his mil afler n long
run und ivlnying the pill tu 1'Ycile
ricks In time to make the double play,
McNeil fanned. Hoss succeeded
Slant in the box in thn ninth antl
struck the first two Unionists out,
and Piki't was struck by a pitched
ball but died at Ilrst, when .lames
caught him wandering from tuu bag.
1  2 3 4 B 6 7 8 9
Pilsiner     0 0 0 0 1110 0-3
Union Buy 0 0 0 110 0 0 0-2
Standing of the League,
Friends of Mr. Bert Crench will b,
ilini tn lenrn that be is recovering from
liis illness, and will soon he ar< und
A meeting of ihu Ist. July Sp irla (' nil-
mittee wss held oil MuuUay evening last.
Details in  gullnral ale progru nillg very
favorably, and cuniinittees are striving tu I Mr. .1. Humphrey, of Union Bay, and
make the celebration surpass all previous Mr, W. J, Oheeuey wbu, some year,
onus. A prize of *7it will be glveu fur avo wn. a resident, uf this d'striot, psid
Baseball Tournaments with an entry feu n Hying visa to Courtenay last 'I uesdsy,
nf $f>;   also Imy'a name,  14 years and
under, $lf> prize. All other athletic I The K- * N- »""»)' VM*1 have
sports will be printed ou programmes ""'Vl'(1 ,huir ''""'I' '""" 'heir first Iocs-
!„,„,._ 'Ion   nosr   the   Fraser   lliver   [nigging
Ou's CHiup, to Black Creek.
Mr. I,, fl. Warren, representative of |
\V. II. (iiavo * Co., Seattle, spent Tues- j
Won. Lost.
Union        2       1   -
- ,607
Pilsener      2        1    -
- .007
Courtenay 0       2   -
- .000
Uy .mil \Vi;(liit!»(1;ty hurt) Uokint,' itfter the
bunkering of S.N. \Vul,nn, of which W.
K, Grave A Co. are charterers.
Mm, A Anthony, of Vancouver, and
MiaH N. Prltchard, of On ur fun ay, were
the KiieiU of Mrn. h. Way on Thursdny
A merry aurprine party, under tho
lefulurship of Mrs. O. M. Fox md MrB.
Q»o. Booth, took the residence of Mr.
and Mm. D. It. Haggarb by storm on
Wednesday evening, and a vory enjoy
able uvening waa spent in dancing, louufi,
recitations, etc. The invited guest. present were Mr. and Mrs. I). K^mvick,
Mr. and Mis.   L.  Hay,  Mr.  and Mrs.
Mr. W. A. (Jilloy, contractor for the
Fraser River Lumber Co., haa com
pleted thn railroad bridge across thc
('oiiili'imy river, and lias commenced
ihe wharf and other construction work
near Roy's Hunch.
Ceo. Roe, Mr. and Mrs. H Chirk, Mrs.
Hooper, Mrs Oenry, Mr. and Mrs. Jas.
McNeil, Mr. and Mrs. (iao. Campbell,
Mr. and Mra F, Crown, Misses Fen,
Clover, and Mensrs. Reid, Clover, Ryan,
Williams and Siirtans.
A Chiinimnn employed at the wharf
liu'O, while riding on coal cars, had the
misfortune of having hia right h'g run
over emitting same bo h,-. amponlcd, ou
Wednesday afternoon.
yfiai'4,   Nitiiaiiiio luul hwiHted upon a
similar clause m their by law.    Hmi
(lit; city any guarantee tlmt thu sit
tif  tllQ pr<>|iuied   septic   tanks   wuul'i
nut lie sold '
The Mayor stated, in reply to this,
that the septie tanks would he situated
on one of their own streets,
Mr. Omiiels wanted the Hate nf
polling poaiponed until the citizens
liad more information and tlm right*
of tlm oit-y Itail beoii more.ijir.'ctivoly
The opinion was also forthcoming
that, tho telegram road by the major
was a fake, and that the members of
the Government were a d lot of
A motion to postpone thc vote on
thfl question for two weeks was then
put and carried without a dissenting
On Monday evening a aeeond public
meeting was held, at which practically
the same ground was covered.
The Mayor nnnounced that the
polling day had been postponed.
A short address was also mnde by
Mr. Sinclair, tlte contractor, who ex-
T   F, Sinclair, of Vancouver, the sue*
essful   tenderer  for  the   work   of ju-
italling the proposed seworage system
in Onmberltind, arrived in town on Sun*
■ U> Ust, and registered at the Cumberland Hotel,    Mr. Sinclair has just completed the installation of a similar system
in Revelstoke, and previous to that  he
put in the sewers iu Kamloops, and has
i ilso hnd considerable experience iu put-
[ uiig in s.'piii' tanks iu Vancouver.    In
I conversation with our reporter he stated
1 that he thought that the people of Cum*
1 oerland were getting oil'wry light with
a tax of ]U cents per front foot for sewer-
i 'tO* purposes.    In  both   Kamloops and
«' I Revelstoke the tax  was  IH  cents   per .
1    root foot.    'Ine lower rate in Cumberland was, no doubt due to the remarkable
'Minpactiieaa of the city.
(Rkmajnisu Games).
dune 12—Union at C -urtenay.
Juuo lH-Couptenay at Cumberland.
June 26—Union at Cumberland,
.'uly 10   Cuiun at Courtney,
July I7-Coimonay at Cumberland.
July 'Jl-Cumberland at Union.
J ulyjil—Courtenay at Union.
Aug. 7—Cumberland at Courtenay.
Aug. 14-Uniou at Courtenay;
Aug, 21-Cumberlatid at Union.
Aug. 28-Ouurteriay at Cnion.
Sept. 4-Cumberla- d at Union.
Sept. 11—Union at Courtenay.
Sept. 18—Cumberland at Courtenay.
plained thoroughly the workings of a
septic tank .system, and replied to a
number of ijucsiion* in regard thereto. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
The Winnipeg Clearing House-
A Barometer of Trade
\i  house  is  nn
uuuh beard ot*
it gives uut;
widely known
nu'il   rt'iiiurUiible,   and
rkublottoss,   some   fume
urbanization   wltieli   pro-
Qgurosi       li^urcs    tbnt
womlerfiil   (irogrosa   of
without   |iui'allel in thu
is aeon
'|"1IIK Winnipeg eleai
JL    institution that i
through tho tigm
thut  is, tho  Ouiirr
ami  justly   et
by   this   rem
tollies   to   lln;
.Jutes    these
epltouilxo  tin
a  community
.vuild today) Bguros that toll the story
of this progress truly umi well to the
understanding mind of the business man
of  other  parts,  to  whieh  these  figures
go out, full of information, accurately
sntting forth the rise nml fall of the
business barometer of Winnipeg, simply
accurate, convincingly strung.
Clearing house Oguros announce that
there is an increase in the Winnipeg
bank clearings for lhe week of half a
million dollurs user the corresponding
week of a yenr before—perhaps a mi'
lion or moro over the week of tw
yearB previous. This news is printed i
the local papers anil goes forth to tho
press of other cities. Kvery city nf con
sequence in Canada has the nows; bust
uess men of New York, Chicago and
London hear of it; and, in general, thc
world knows that Winnipeg bank tic;
jugs have made a big advance. Kor half
A million n week is a big advance.
vear of such advances puts thc city B
bank clearings tweiity-flvo millions
ahead of the year before, and mauy of
the older cities would be much more
than thankful for such a raorcy—they
would bc hilarious. But half a million
increase in a weok is no wonder
Winnipeg. Tho largoat figures for
week in 190!) exceodod tho largest
week's figures of l!»0K by more than
five millions, the diQ'erouco between
1U08 and 1007 was about the same, and
even so far back as 1905 and 190B, tho
igures for the latter year—for the
beBt bank clearing week—show on increase of almost four milliou dollars.
Measures the Flow of Trade
To the banker and the experienced
business man these figures toll a story
of trade and business transactions that
does not advanco with the slow, eau-
tions stops of communities whoro the
search for a dollar is a work of care
and tbo process of milking ten thousand
dollars the task of a lifotime; it tolls
of commercial and trade dovolopmout,
that takes its strides like a giant and
covers as much ground in a day as older titios do in a montli or ovon a year.
This is an open bonk to the man who
knows what a clearing house does and
what its-figures mean, but the average
eitlzon roads the woekly, monthly aud
vearly publication of thn doings of his
"city's clearing house with only a vague
comprehension of what thoy mean and
—usually—with a vaguer idea ot how
thev come about, how such fignr-s i.-'l'-
pened to bo published; their cause; their
effect. In thc case, nf tho Winnipeg
bunk clearings, it. is, indeed staggering to be told that tho figures for
Toil!) were $770,049,322, and still more
staggering when this enormous total is
•lacod against the total for 1901
eight years before — and it
Unit tho yearly bank clearings for that
Tear were hut $100,9110,730, or less
than one seventh of tho amount in 1909.
Ugain the banker and the business
nan know what these figurcB und those
•emparisons mean; again tbe average
citizen sens no more than two suiub ot
■oney, one enormously larger than the
•ther, hut. each beyond his ken us a
thing real, tangible; iiandlod by men
is the regular course of business; carried along the streets; passed about
and exchanged from man to man; count
nd, measured and taken account of by
actual process and all in a matter-ol-
fact, everyday way—«« n carpenter
shingles a roof or a bricklayer builds
a cottage chimney.
Will Be a Billion Dollars This Year
If the Winnipeg bank clearing figures
keep on increasing as tbey havo done
during tho months of tho year that
lave passed, the yearly total for 1810
Vill bo a billion dollars or very near
it Given a crop as good as Mat Of
T909, and there is ovory probability
that Winnipeg bank clearings will pass
tke billion mark. Tho firnt quarter ol
tke year is notedly dull in rospoct of
hunk clearings, us a rule, but thc total
uncase of this your's clearings over
a .orresponding period last year, runs
,p to the tidy sum of ...19,799,7M. That
is to say: There has beeu nearly forty
■ ilium dollars worth more business
transacted in Winnipeg than than WU
nr the Hiime period of time in  IWW.
This Important fact has been deter
aims! bv the Winnipeg clearing house,
v, Institution sn simple in its working,
and bo neenrate in t.ho results obtainable, that the man who aces it in opera
linn for the first time, cannot full to
be struck hy the bald, open, unadorned
way in which exchanges of millions are
made and accounts handled that rcprc-
seit a larger fortune in tho daily transactions of the clearing house than it is
givon to more than a very fow ot nuin-
fciad to roll up in a lifotirne of strenu-
ok business life.
How the Oloaring House Works
The Winnipeg clearing house has its
heme in tho basement of the Merchants
Bank. Uke the way to the spider a
chamber into which tho fly was cordially invited, tho approach to tho
clearing house is down a winding
stair. Thore the similarity ends;
those who walk this stair do so
ra agrooment-und for the purpose
of doing good to each other. At
thc foot of the stair are two guards,
armed for emergencies which, happily,
havo never arisen in Winnipeg. Down
the stairway thero come, ovory banl;
ing day but Saturday a troop of mon.
Three in a row, so to speak, thoy como,
* clerk, a messenger and nn escort
from each of tho twenty one banks in
the citv—eixtv three men all told. The
messenger carries thc packages contain
ing checks and money that reprosont
the businoBB of his bank on tho previous bank dav, tho escort and clork
travel light and all three aro armed—
in fact or in supposition—becauso the
messenger carries in thn leather ens.
that hangs from his Bhouldcrs, treasure
that thieveB might break through and
■teal if opportunity afforded, ln the
aggrcgato, these sixty-three men may
narry ae much as flvo or six million
dollars between thom, somotimoe, and it
is a pour day when they do not have
two millions. More or less, they carry
it, and so safely that the first loaa is yet
to be recorded.
By ton o'clock of the ordinary banking day, and by niuc-forty-five on Saturday, these sixty-three men aro assembled lu the basement room, that is
occupied by tho Winnipeg clearing
bouse. They must be there on time
or be fined, and it is a rule of the clearing house that no wait uf lunger than
six minutes will be made. Such a wait
costs the haul; that is the ciniso of it
threo dollars—fifty cents a minute—
but fines are rare and prompt attendance usual.
In the room where these bank employees assemble every bunking day ill
the year—rain or Bhiue, blow high or
blow low—there arc twenty-one booths,
arranged in horseshoe form, and at the
upon end of the shoo a raised platform
with a desk. Across this desk is a st rip
of wood with hooks on it—twenty-ono
hooks; one for each bank, again. Behind
tho desk is a man, fair-complexiotied,
alert, businesslike, and with that sort
of facility at figures that enables him
to cast up accounts that mount to millions, with one hand, and—figuratively
—to carry on a conversation with the
other. This mnn ia Bdward M. Counsel],
for four years manager of tho Winnipeg clearing house, and thoroughly experienced, by this and other work in
banking,  for his position,
The Autocrat of the Clearing House
At  hia  dcak  in  the  clearing  house,
Mr. Counaoll is monarch of all he surveys.   It is one of the rules of the clearing house that any person who has to do] error and the account is corrected.    If
with   its   business  and   who  disregards I it had been cents instead ni dollars, the
tions to wipe this out; if so the oilier
bunks owe the Bank of Montreal the
difference; if not tho Bank of Montreal
owes the difference to them, or, since
there is a clearing house, they owe
it to the clearing house. The clearing
house has the figures of the several
banks to show what condition of debit
and credit obtain between the banks
and it is important to find out whether
all of the accounts agree.
And so accounts are checked up and
a balance sheet struck. Since it is only
a daily balancing of accounts, the tig
arcs must agree in tliu several columns
in order that the accounting shall be
correct, lf there is u disagreement it
must be because some one nf the many
who have had to du with making up the
figures has blundered iu his adding or
subtracting. From each bank the clearing house manager has two slips. One
shows how the daily account stands
between the two banks named on the
slip, nnd the other has ou it the amount
owed the clearing house, or wbat is
owed by lhe clearing house.
Vor a few minutes after the messengers have taken themselves nnd their
burdens of wealth back to their respective banks, there is Bileneu again in
the clearing house. The business ia not
provocative of noise, or rich in conversation. Mr, Counscll finishes his figuring and the clerks, now idle and waiting, curl themselves up and do nothing
but wait, unless it lie to tako a glance
at tho morning paper. Having gono over
his figures again to be quite sure of hia
own correctness, the mnnager suddenly
announces "Ono thousand dollars."
And then there is n scatteration! The
accounts do not balance by a thousand
dollars and somebody has made the
error. It costs half a dollar to do that
and bank clerks are not so sumptuously
paid that they can afford 'o lose
half a dollar very often. Thero
are a few minutes of strenuous work
and then it is found out that a clerk
made a mistake of a thousand dollars
in  adding  his  figures.   Ile  admits  his
thu manager's instruction, shall be sul:
ject to a fine of a dollar. iJusincss begins when lhe manager rings bis bell,
which is sharp on the stroke nf ten
o'clock. Up tu that time the manager
is busy taking account of slips turned
ill to him by the clerks.
At ten o'clock he says: "Is everybody here?" If there is no answer, he
riugs a bell. At once, the doors are
locked by the guards, who stay outside.
At once, thc messengers who have
brought cases full of packages of checks
ami money, begin to pass around the
room leaving the envelope or package
for each of the other banks with which
his bank has transacted business the
day before. As a rule, every bank dues
businoss with every other bank, and,
therefore, each man will have twenty
packages when hu atarts to distribute
them aud when he conies around the
second time, to collect the packages
from tho slant bottomed metal box underneath the desk of his bank, there
will be the same number for him to
case would have beeu the same; the
counts must be gone ovor until lhe
lor is found and corrected.
Daily Settlement Made
ti  inaile,
In  a
and the
is  several   million   dollars
ants--has taken no mure
When the correction has In
the clerks may go, not befo:
few minutes they are all goto
whole transaction covering th
iug of |i
worth of
than folly minutes.    The day's work is:
not over, though.    Mr. Counscll makes j
out   a   daily  account,  sheet   which   ho
sends  to   une   of   thc   tellers   of   tlic |
I'.aiik     of     Montreal,     who     acts     as
settling toller for  the  clearing house.
Al!    payments    to    banks    that    owe
the    clearing    house    must    be    made
by    half past    twelve    of    the    same
day that they are determined, Ihe  hour
from    half past    eleven    lo    half-past
twelve  being given  over  In this.   Pay
incuts   by   settling   banks   begin    at
twelve o'clock, and   must   be  iniide by
The new town of Stilling in growing by leaps and bounds. Last Juno it wns opon prairie;
to-day a thriving town, with lobal ninl long distance telephone. A nowspaper, "The New Stirling
Star," has just been established, and a telegram from the editor states that the lirst issue will he
out this week.
Lots from $75 to $300 Each
Registered Plu
Buy to-day aud get the benefit of the tremendous movement.    Your money invested in New
Stirling works twenty-four hours a day.   Send for maps, plans, blue prints and views.
The following form may be used:
Enclosed vou will find $ being cash payment on  .lots in
the townsite of Stirling (Registered Plan  4347  Y),  and  1  hereby  agree to pay thr
balance at the rate of $10 a month on each lot.   Kindly allot, me tliose closest ill ttl
I get the plans, when I am to have the privilege of changing to any unsold it I wish.
Kindly send plans, maps and views of Stirling by return mail.
pllshod, this is cheaper than gold dollars
at  eighty cents each.
Stupendous Growth of Banking
It is no misapplication uf terms to
say that the growth of banking business
in Winnipeg has lieca stupendous, enormous, When the clearing house was
established in 1894, there were lint nine
banks. So recently as April, 1902,
thoro were no more Ihan twelve banks
in the city, or an increase of but three
in eight years. Botwcon 1908 und 1910
--another eight-year period—nine new
banks were established in Winnipeg, or
as many aa the city had altogether up
Montreal ..$1,004,476,7913 $1,806,040,82!)
Toronto  .   .
Winnipeg ..
Halifax, N.S.
St. John, N.B
Vancouver .
Victoria.  .   .
Quobec • •  •
Ottawa .  .  .
London ■  ■  .
For ;i comparison of Winnipeg bnnk
clearings witli those of a city in thc
United Statos, tho case of Providence,
Rhode Island, is instructive and eueour-
aging—to Winnipeggors. I'rovidenec '..
a city of over two hundred thousand
population, nnd is noted as u centre of
trade and banking not only in thc state
whero it is, but among tlio cities of like
size iu all the states. litist December,
tho newspapers of Providence gloated
over the tact that the city's bnnk clearings for L909 showed an increHso of
more than sixty one millions over tho
best year prior to 1!)09—thnt of 1900.
Tho record for flvo years was given as
The Winnipeg Clearing House in Opernt ton.   8cene in Boom Whore Accounts Aggregating  Over Three-Quarters of
BUlloo Dollars Were    Cleared Last Year
carry back. It takes perhaps tive minutes to exchange these packages and
four or five million dollars may pass
from hand to hand in thiB short space
of time; moro than that, even, since
one bank has been known to contribute
a million and a half to the day'H businoss. Everything is dono with precision and eelority and nt the ond of
tive—perhaps six—minutes, Mr. Counscll asks his second question: "Are you
all done?" Again, if there is no answer, the bell rings. The guards open
the doors and tho messengers and their
escorts file out, treasure-laden and treasure-guarding, as thoy entered, tho
clerks stopping behind to go over thc
day's accounts!
When  Columns   Do  Not  Balance
The millions have passed out with tho
messengers who brought them, but there
still remains tho task of finding out
whether everybody has done his part nf
the day's work with tlio same degree
nf accuracy.
Thc banks have presented their accounts of the business dune the day boforo; each onvolope brought, by a messenger contained checks nnd money
showing oik* bank's share of that business. Suppose that, the business of all
the other banks in the city with the
Rank of Montreal's customer* amounts
tn a million dollars; it may be more or
toss, but whatever it Is it must be paid.
It may bo that the Bank nf Montreal
holds enough of the other banks' obliga
one o'clock, an arrangement which i to 1804
completes the work of the clearing porntlot)
house for the day at that hour. Hank
In this short and expeditious manner Ideation for th
the Winnipeg clearing house handles the] banks into tli
accounts of twenty-one banks—accounts that aggregated nearly eight
hundred million dollars last year ami
which will probably touch the billion
mark this year. Resides performing j to T000,
an invaluable work for the public in nf-J ings ran
fording weekly, monthly and yearly
figures that give the best possible line
on the volume of business transacted in
Winnipeg and tho section servod by
it in a business way, the clearing house
saves the banks of the city a deal of
cumbersome and costly work. Without
the clearing house, each bank would bo
obliged to ma in tain n ledger account
with each of the other bunks; with the
clearing house, no ledger account for
this class of business is kept at all. Iu
lhe days before the clearing house was
organized there was no way ol getting
siu-h u settlement as is now effected by
the clearing house, but by sending an
account to ench of the other banks. This
was slow, expensive nud unsatisfactory,
the clearing house is swift, sure and, by
comparison, the cheapest, device for securing such big results that could bc
gotten up. There are two paid officers
—the manager and the settling teller—
and two guards. All of the expenses of
the clearing house for a year amount
to no more than three or four thousand
dollars, and for the work that is acenm-
y years after  its  incor-
ng figures show the justi-
entry of so many new
field of business cover-
I by Winnipeg.   Taken by years, these
figures   are   highly   instructive   to  students of commnrehil growth, of trade
progress.    I''<>r tha nine years from 1001
lusive, Winnipeg bank clear-
to these figures!
1009     770,049,322
Winnipeg stands third on a lint of the
Oft een dhundinn cities that have clearing homes. This list is made up of
Montretl, Toronto. Winnipeg, Halifax,
IJnmilUn, St, John, Vancouver, Victoria, QiuboO) Ottawa, London, Calgary,
Kdmniton, Brandon, and Reglna. nud it
Ic to lie noted that of nil the cities of
Can iid a that have had clearing bouses
sine. 1902, the increase of clearing
house business has bcen by fnr greater
in Winnipeg than in any other. The comparison is an interesting ono, and shows
thrte figures:
1905     381,833,400
Figures Show Conditions
The comparatively small Increase between the years 1907 and 1908 is a case
in point of how bank clearings truly Indicate activity or dullness of trade.
Tho year 1907 was a poor crop year in
Western Canada, tho winter of 190007
was the most severe on record for a
period of twonty-fivn years. Winter lingered in the lap of Spring until it seemed as though he never wuuld say goodbye and go. Not to fail of reminding
the country of what he had done, ami
could do, .lack Frost hurried back early
in the fall of 1907 and between a late
spring and an early full, the wheat crop
was sole pinched for room to ripen. The
crop was short by twenty five million
bushels or more, nnd trade in Winnipeg Buffered In proportion. Nowhere is
this condition recorded witli greater
fidelity and accuracy than in tllfl bank
clearing figures. An advance of fifteen
millions was the best tliey could do, as
against ninety-live millions the prccod
ing year, and of over one hundred and
fifty-six the lollowing year.
Thus the records of tat and lean yenrs
in Winnipeg may be traced by means of
bank clearing figures. No need to ask
tho old settler how business was in such
and such a year. His recollection may
be faulty nr his reply influenced by
some lucky—or unlucky—happening befalling in his own case. It is a wonderfully well -balanced mind that acts din-
regardful of things personal to itself,
and man's memory is wretchedly defective in identifying time, plnce, and
conditions long past. Whether it bc as
true as it used to be deemed, that figures will not tic, may be a moot question, but it may be set down as wholly
trustworthy that clearing houso figures
ure barometrical gauges for all time of
tho business and trade of tho section
they cover. Upward and downward
tendencies of any moment will be recorded on the books of the banks doing
business in the section and writ large
In the clearing houso figures, for tho instruction of contemporaries and the enlightenment of future seekers after
knowledge of that period.
IT is impossible to know the exact
number of persons who go to the
motion-picture theatres, but It is
apparent to anybody that they are
working a revolution in the amusement
field. Five-cent theatres abound on every hand; their illumination is the most
garish, their white and golden fronts
nre the most inviting, tbe crowds about
them the biggest to be found on the
street. Squads of police are necessary
in mnny places to keep in line the expectant throngs awaiting their turn tt
enter the inner glories.
The motion-picture show has already
passed out of tho empty storeroom stage
into thc possessiou of many large nnd
famous playhouses. In New York the
biograph manager has driven vaudeville
nnd the old-fashioned, lirst class drama
from the Manhattan Theatre, the Union
Square, the Lincoln Square, the Circle,
the Majestic, the Yorkville, the Savoy,
Keith and Proctor's 23rd Street Theatre
and tho Harlem Opera House, among
others, and threatens to occupy even the
Academy of Music. When the great
hall which loug served thc metropolis
for an Opera House, and in which Now
York gave its ball to the Princo of
Wales—when so famous a place echoes
the click of the moving-picture reel,
something is taking plnce that merits attention.
Thero nre said tn be today 12,000 biograph theatres in the United States.
They are ''coining nmney," one and all.
They are driving vaudeville and meln
drama out of business and cutting into
the, gate-receipts of the more sedate on
tertainment houses.
The '' gallery gnd,'' whiwr modest
contribution used to be in the aggregate
an Important part of a season's success, is in his place uo more; he has
saved part of bis quarter and is occupy
ing a cushioned orchestra Heat, watch
ing the pliautusmagoric performance on
the screen of '' The Bijou Bream,''
"The Crystal Palace," "The Mignon"
or tho "Theatre Unique."
Thc biograph theatres already eup
port twenty or thirty stock-companies,
who act boforo the ameru and appear
simultaneously in a hundred cities.
Twenty new productions go out every
week in n million nnd Q half feet of
film, ou which Mr. Kdison gets a royalty
of half a cent a foot—more than $7,000
a week. Five million people are thought
to be in daily attendance at the picture shows. If it is a matter of public
concern whnt sort of plays are ruu on
the stage aud wbat sort of articles are
published in tho newspapers and magazines, it is surely important that the
subject-matter of the most popular medium of reaching the people be at least
not. degrading.
Already the moving-picture hns been
applied to serious educational uses. May
it not bo used in political campaigns!
And arc there not many good uses to
which it muy be put?
ONK scientist, ns tho result nf much
study on his part of heliometer
measurements, snid to be confirm
ed by solar photographs, has made the
remarkable suggestion thut the sun
periodically changes its figure, being
sometimes an oblate spheroid, like the
earth, with its equatorial diameter ex
ceeding thn polar, and sometimes a pro
late spheroid, having a grented polar
thnn equatorial diameter.
His idea is that the solar globe is to
be regarded as a vibrating body, having
nn equatorial diameter on the average
slightly in excess of the polar, but
chunging at certain times so that tbe
ratio of the two diameters is temporarily reversed. The period of variability,
it is thought, is the same ns the sun-
spot period. The changes of figure, if
they really occur, aro so small that only
the most delicate observation can make
them manifest.
A HORSEMAN undertook to carr*
the constitutional flag into AWi f
that tho little force inside migj
hoist it, a perhaps unnecessary perfortl
ance, but one which appeals to the thi
utrical instinct of the east. With thll
Hag shooting upright from tbe pommel
of his saddle and its folds flying out
behind him In the breeze, he galloped at
n furious pace full in view of the enemy
along the hard highway. A perfect blia-
/.nnl of bullets flew around him. The flag
was riddles, and I looked to see him fall
or plunge to the cover of the bank. Still
he might reach Alvur. But. at a die
tance of 150 yards from the village,
where tho most advanced post of those
who hnd failed to come in was firing on
the enemy, the cavalier stopped hie
course and joined them. He bad one
flesh wound, and had made a fine ride,
but not to a finish. The flag never reached Alvar. V
THE problem of the summer outfit is really far more bar-
rusBing than the winter outfit, for not only is it essential for summer gowns to look always fresh aud smart,
bat for mere comfort's sake must there be a far larger number than is required for winter, lt is impossible, for instance,
to eliminate wool gowns from the list, but they do not play
aa important part.    There must bo gowns of somo weight,
is exceptionally smart and novel. The model for a cashmere
do soie would serve far better for pongee or voile de soie
for the majority of women, for it would require the moat
perfect of figures and regal pose not to look shapeless iu a
gown of this description made of too thick or heavy fabric.
The constant changing of fashions ns the weeks go by is
making the selection of tho summer wardrobe unusually difficult. As has just been instanced, the different materials
eau be chosen witb nn idea of making them up in other colors
und fabrics, and this is a task that requires cool skilled
judgment. Thc color is not so difficult as the material, for it
can bu decided by choosing the becoming; but the material,
will it drapo well, will it make tho figure look too thick? All
this is of far more consideration in this impractical ago than
whether it will wear well. Fortunately it is not necessary tu
buy the most expensive materials to secure the best results,
and there uever wus a timo when there were so many effective
materials to be had for so little expenditure. No one color
is ordered by Dame Fashion. For the moment, owing to the
t'hantecler influence, red predominates, but there is little indication thnt it will so continue to lead. There are most exquisite blues, and mnny of them clear, vivid blues, and the
duller antique shades. There are greens and many yellows,
and more black gowns nre now being made than haB been the
case for a long time, while whito in any texture and weight
is most popular. Bands of satin nnd fancy borders to plain
materials tempt the lover of novelties, and the colorings are
most fascinating in both heavy and light fabrics. Figured,
striped and plain, all aro in style, while the fad—it iB nothing
else—of combining contrasts makes a variety, if that is desired. The conservative still elect tho ono tone color scheme
in preference to nil else, but for those who claim that its too
monotonous the contrast of color and material present-a must
.alluring field of choice.
j Thc use of black trimmings has much to recommend it,
I but is not to be rashly advocated. Facings of plain blnck
satin nn voile de soie aro effective, but then the one tone of
color Is also effective and the contrast of material makes a
contrast of color. Trimming plain materials with figured
is also one of the fashions of this season, and last year's, blue
serge costume can be wonderfully freshened if the coat bo rc-
llned with polka dotted foulard, with collar and cuffs of the
same. This is more novel than the black trimmings, which
give the more marked contrast,
Simple but charming evening gowns ure quite a feature of
this summer's styles, voile de soie, chiffon, soft finish satin,
and for those who must count pennies the fascinating mercerized wash materials ami flowered muslins are to be had
in a wonderful variety of color and design. These Inst can
be made over lawn linings, although silk is to be preferred,
and now is tne opportunity to use up the old evening gowns
for linings, for the fact that the first freshness has departed
will make no difference under the other material. When expense is being carefully calculated, be it remembered that
silks and satins are often much less expensive in the end than
the transparent materials that do not cost half the price, for
the former do not require an expensive lining, which the latter as a rule do demand.
While dresses are selling freely it is certain that thoy are
I to have strong rivals in thc separate waist of a more or less
j elaborate type. These styles are shown in chiffon, niessnline,
| net. taffeta, voile and similar fabrics.
The difference of opinion that has prevailed as to sleeve
| lengths goes merrily on. Domestic manufacturers are not
I yet convinced thnt the shortened sleeve shown in all imported
j models will be universally worn later on. The majority of
) consumers, however, are not only convinced, but willing to be,
I that tllfl three quarter or elbow sleeve will bfl the sleeve of
j fashion for 1010.
Waists now shown, therefore, have more long sleeves of oue
j style or another than short ones, and three types comprise
I thfl variety: the bishop, thfl full tip with a deep cuff, aud the
* staple coat sleeve.
Tailored waists, both plain and dressy, are meeting with
Green Silk Voile Gown
Dot su warm or heavy as wool, aud there must be foulard and
pongee gowns for tho very hot weather, so that the woman
who finds it comparatively easy to took smartly gowned dur-
lag the cold weather if she be provided with three of four
quite satisfactory costumes must realize that double the number fur summer will be tbe rule.
Voile de soie, silk veiling uud marquisette, preferably the
former, are much iu demand this season, as in truth are all
extensive, uud when the exact shade and effect cannot be
found it eau be obtained by combining two ur three shades,
tine over the other, giving a wonderful depth and warmth of
color. The rndid colors ure no varied, however, that it would
lightweight trans|>arent and semi-transparent materials. As
has beeu aaid many times, tbe choice uf colors is wonderfully
•«wm as though the most critical might be satisfied. In green
there nre endless shades, for green is one of the favorites
His year, and a moat charming model Ls in one of the new
shades combined with liberty satin, a perfect match, or, if
Ml desired, with black. The former is the smartest aud the
moat generally becoming. The style might ge called elaborately simple. It consists uf a lower skirt with wide facing
of tbe satin, a full overskirt finished with two bands of satin,
a most simple waist with yoke collar, fiat baud dowa the
front of the waist, nud cuffs of tine Mitliuc laco, The belt is
a* the normal waiat line; the sleeves, elbow length, nre of
normal size, and the gown attracts attention by its finish and
Liberty satin it* a material that has again come into favor;
it never did entirely lose its popularity, for it i.s such a be
roiniug material and CUR be draped and fitted easily. It is
used iu all colors, and in many of the brightest colorings as
well as in black. In one of the new shades of red is an o.v
tremely smart model, but rather a dangerous style to re com
mend recklessly. Again is then1 the double shirt, the upper
quite full and gathered into a broud band of Venetian lace;
three rows of heavy cording form the belt that joins the
wtiist and skirt, and are placed to give the short wnisted
affect, The sleeves are in three wide lucks, but do not reach
quiff to the elbow, and have as finish a puff of the same lace.
This same model copied  in  hljick  is also extremely popular.
Artistic and aesthetic are terms applied to manv of the
BOWOSt styles, and if loose, more nr less floppy effects are
suggested by these terms, tbey certainly are well named.
'llie sleeves and waist in one piece, with no shoulder, no
sleeve seams, give a vague outline, while the full skirts,
drawn iu about the ankles with u wide baud of lace or satin,
quite effectually disguise the natural lines of the wearer. The
l»w cut eollur, with its encircling frill, may display a pretty
throat, but it breaks the shoulder line ami displays most un-
aent promisingly any defect of skin or formation of the neck.
A truly beautiful woman has certainly this season much to be
thankful for, as she knows for once that her rivals cannot
hope to compete iu the face of such odds.
A gown of Nattier blue liberty that has many points to
recommend it for the woman who is tall ami slender. A
quite full skirt is gathered nt the sides and back and is
elaborately*flftlbrolnflrot! in heavy silk of the same shade as
the material, The loose blouse waist fastens under the left
arm und the waist and skirt are joined under a wide folded
belt that is caught under a large, fancy buckle. There are
ends of ribbon fulling from under lhe buckle that are finish
with loug tassels. This model iu white is as charming aud us
effective as in any color.
•    •    •
Wool materials are _o associated with out of' door costumes
and tailor gowns tlmt wheu in the Hummer season models of
cloth gowns are exhibited it always seems as though there
were some mistake. Although there are nut many days during the hented term when a woollen or serge gown would seem
practical in the country, nt the seashore or in the mountains
there are many opportunities for wearing it. And then the
models displayed in serge or cloth cnn almost invariably be
copied in other materials. The blue and white striped serge
or cloth could be made equally well or better in pongee or
foulard, and there are many details that could be Improved
upon in the other fabrics; the waist in a lighter material
would be far smarter, tbe alcoves more graceful, for the model
Does not contain Alum
Canada will some day stop hy legislation the use
of alum in baking powder. Alum powders injure
digestion.    Great Britain already prohibits alum in
Raspberry Red Liberty Satin Gown With Venetian Lace
their aCflUStOllied favor, The "dressy" tailored wmsH are
made so by the pcrinnm-ut or adjustable side trills at thc
closing, some of them also having a sleeve finish to correspond. Touches nf color in the wuy of embroidery enliven
mnny of these frills und are apparently well liked, *
" Pluin*tailored " walBts show many tucks of many cizes.
from the familiar pin-tuck up, All white is preferred, although mauy smart effects in colored hairlines uu white are
Ride closings, a lu Russe, or peasant, are among tbe claimants for favor io the tailored waist class, and there have
been experiments made in the Japanese sleeve vtyle which,
so for, have fallen flat.
Made in Canada
MAGIC is better than
any food law requires.
MAGIC insures healthful, wholesome food. Brings
success to you
in baking light
flaky biscuits,
cake and pastry.
a medium priced baking
powder and the only well-
known one made in Canada
that does NOT contain alum.
Full Pound Cans, 25c.
Be sure of purity—insist on MAGIC
E. W. Gillett Co. Ltd. Toronto, Ont.
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NO. 30
All Western Cenede Loves e Buck-Eye
There wus it young girl in Wu.skada
Who made up hcr mind that it paid ber
To Hell a good smoke
That would please thc men folk,
So she shipped some BUCK-EYES to Washada.
There was a bar tender in Watrous
Whose cigars were sufficient to slaughter un;
So we boarded the train,
Vowing, "Never again,"
Kor they hadn't a BUCK-EYE in Watrous.
Said a newspaper man ot' Lacombe,
"H's liko getting money from home.
When you buy n cigar,
Oct a BUCK EYE, it's far
And away the best smoke in Uirombn.'
A miser there was in Wadena,
Than whom there was nobody meaner.
When a stub—u BUCK-EYE M
Catch his eye, ho would cry,
"That's ll re.nl, Simon-pure 1'cacberin.i.'
-And everywhere you go, the burden of thoir song is that
the BUCK-EYE Is the best Ten Cent Cigar on the market.
i "it.
Aad Moat Olk.r neria Skla Dleeaaea.
Tarolemi Consists of Compounds
witb Combined Oils-of-far
pan cnn,minx ■■« Mild cue. or
Wel Kc.rma, m.e TAIIOI.10WA No. 1
POII IIIIY KI'/RNA mm* Kr.rma .t
tke Head, Mae TAIIOI.RMA No. il.
POB SliVKIIH CASUS, (ienerallT Pi»-
aenafer laearnble. aae TAHOI.RXA
No. S.
50c Per Pol at All Drnggisti
If yarn* DrnffKlRt mme. not aell
TAHO' KMA. era>r street, aad addraea
Deal. P 1
Tbe Carbon Oil Works, Di, Winnipeg
Queen's anfoersity
and College sffisr
SCIENCE (IneluJing Bafineeriaf)
Tba Art* couth may be tekea wrM*-
Krt .tt.ndino.. bat etaJente iaair-4
|e> gredoeti must attend one teesioa.
tbere were 1517 •tnJente nf*t*t*i
melon 1909-10.
Pee Calenders, write tbe Regietret,
T. <—K—nt. a A.
Bra$$ Band Bl
tnitr.m.Mi. Drama. B*eiel Mme, Eet
Loweil prloee e.er gaoled riaeeau.w
iter MO ninitieUoM, Bailee bee. Writ, v
Sir anjtblae la Maek er IhMMnaw.
WHALEY. ROYCt 0 CO.. Umi*.
tonal* Onk, aad Wlaalvo*. ka*.
; Dr. Mattel's Female Pills
PrwriUil ami recommended for wanmi'l til
■tent*, s H;if mini »lh |.r. (..itmI remedy ot ptmtu
worth. The mull from ihnir use in .|ukh sml
ponnsnont    For wl'- at nil dnm atom.
144 Prucoie Si, WUmlf*
Klanifpin—"l'bot would yer. do if yes
lived tn be two hundred yuan oMt"
Lanigan—" Oi don't knnw yit."
Published  every  Saturday   al   Cumberland, B.C.,  by tiie
Ohmond T. Smithe and Frederick J. Gn.i..
Advertising rates published elsewhere in the paper.
Subscription price $1,50 per year, paynble in advance
The  editor does  not   hold   himself  responsible  tor  views  expressed by
Orm'ond T. Smithe, Editor.
SATURDAY, JUNE ll. 1910.
What the Editor has to say.
The action of flie Council in deciding to postpone for two
weeks the vote upon the Sewerage By-law is one that is to be
warmly commended. Had the vote been taken upon this
nuestion on Tuesday it is almost a certainty that the by-law
would have been defeated, while the chances would appear to
be excellent for it to carry on the 20th inst. It must be confessed that the by-law, at the time the first public meeting
was held a week ago. was in rather a crude state. A number
of ways in which the bylaw might be improved were suggested, and the mayor and aldermen have shown a praiseworthy disposition to profit by these suggestions, and the result should he that by the time polling day arrives the business arrangements Bhould be in such shape as to make its passage a practical certainty.
That a proviso should be inserted allowing the city to repay the loan, or any portion of it that it sees fit, at any time
after five years, is a reasonable proposition, and one that
should be insisted upon. We believe that the Council fully
realise the importance of this matter, and will fully safeguard
the interests of tbe city in this respect.
The suggestion that a guarantee that the water rates should
not be increased by more than 25 cents per month-for every
bouse should be secured, we believe, has already been acted
upon, and the document in tlte hands of the mayor.
At the time the money by-law was drawn up it was never
dreamed tbat the Government would come to the assistance of
the city in the liberal manner that they have done; and it
will, therefore, not be necessary for the city to raise anything
like the amount that was at tirst supposed.
The lowest tender for the work was $20,100, and with the
Government, grant of §0000 it should not he necessary for the
city to raise more than $15,000. Althotight the by-law is
nominally to raise §25,000. it is not necessary for the city to
raise anything near that sum of money, and the citizens
should realise that thev are in reality only voting upon a
SI5.000 by-law, ns tbe citizens have the word of Mayor Macdonald that this is the amount it is proposed to borrow.
With regard to the manner in which it is proposed to raise
the revenue to defray the lixed charges for interest and sinking fund, we are unable to see eye to eye with the mayor and
aldermen. It must be admitted that to arrive at a fair and
equitable basis of assessment is u matter of no small difficulty,
and it, is possible that the city fathers may he ahle to arrive at
some scheme that is an improvement upon the one at present
If a frontage tax is just and equitable, well and good; but
to charge a man who owns half fl lot 20 cents per front foot,
and a man who owns a whole lot, or two or three lots, 10 cents
per front fool is most unreasonable, and furthermore, is unlawful : and therefore this part of the scheme must he reconsidered.
The impression that this revenue must he raised on the basis
of a frontage tax is fni erroneous one.     It is not compulsory.
ln our opinion the principle of putting taxation for general
revenue upon land values only is a sound one, and one that
might well lie adopted ill this city, hut this is too large a question to he dealt wilh in this issue, hut it will be dealt with ill
these columns at an early date.
When it comes to raising a revenue for sewerage work, however, we believe that a certain proportion—say 50 per cent—
should he raised upon the value of the improvements, the
balance should he raised upon the value of the land itself.
The reason for this, to our mind, is quite clear, lt costs just
as much to lay a sewer past a vacant lotas it does past one
that is improved, therefore it is clear that the land should pay a
certain proportion of the burden for installing and maintaining
a sewerage system. On the other hand, it is manifestly unfair
that the rate for a lot containing two houses should be as low as
for a lot that is vacant. The service rendered is a matter
that should he taken into consideration, and we do not
know ol' a better method of arriving at a fair basis of taxation than hy putting a fair proportion of the rate upoutlie
lf any of our renders have anything heller to suggest we
invite the fullest discussion through the columns of The
Ist.AMiNi!. We believe that the Council, too, are open to
any suggestions that might form the basis of a more equitable method oi'raising the required revenue,
to solicit
Are you
If not
io is!
In either case you should be interested in this
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Repairing, Cleaning and Pressing
Cumberland Tailor
S. ISAKA, Proprietor
m Cults' Moil Tii
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland, B.C. »
Carrying a full line of the very best
and Jewellery
Also a
The present owner is making lots
of money, but will sell at a sacrifice
on account of
Will sell on the buyers own terms
The building and lot are also for
sale cheap, or will rent on reasonable terms
Full particulars may be learned
by communicating with
" IM ♦♦
M" The Islander Office
Cumberland, B.C. A
Commencing Saturday, June llth, we are going to start a CLEARANCE SALE, which will
continue for one week only, and strongly advise everyone who needs anything in the goods men;
tioned below to act quickly while the assortment is large.
We quote s few of the many Bargains which will be offered for the one week.
50 Pairs Men's Pat Coi.t ItlucHKR
Shoes ami Oxfords    Itegu nr tli
Sale Price $4.50
BoV'a Bo . Calk Shoes. The l>e»i
nmke. hih! guarantee . to wear wel),
Sizm 1 to 5.     Regular %'.! fiO pair.
Sale Price $2.75 pair
10    Dozen
Towels, Jumbo
Saturday 50c. Pair
lo Dozen Mux's Mhoi m Natural
I'miskshirts, just ilie thing Ut the
Mine.    Hernial 7fio eaoh.
Sale Price Soc. each
Yoi th's llox Kii' Shoes, ■ f medium
weight and guiui (|iiRhty. S !•..•! H to 12
Regular .'2 •" (2 25 psir.
Sale Price $1.76 pair
lO I). ZBN Women's ksu I UILURRN's j
Cotton Husk in bittck and tan. Ui-^ul»r
80a Hiid 88c. pait.
Sale Price 15c. pair
KM) Mkn'n ani>  Hov s t'Ai's in tweecU
•■iml Serges, *il bizei,   U«gular :t5c.,40o.
'imt 50c. i Hill
Sale Price 20c. each
Boy's TwilD Pants, double seats and
knees, all aizei.
Saturday only 75c. pr
Men's Ponoee Silk Shirts, all sizea.
Ki'ltular J3.R0 each.
Saturday $2 50 each
Don't tail to attend this Money S.ving Sale, and re 'number wm are going entirely out of Crockery, Euaiuelware and
Tinware, and the goods are at your own Prices.    REMEMBER THE PLACE AND DAi'E.
Oppuaite McKinnel'l Candy Store,
To  the  printer who
does good work.
Good printing is the
only kind we do, and
our prices are  reasonable
See   us  about your
next printing job
Prints everything
Prints it well
A Indue nf Knight* of Pythias will bt
iiiHii'iitei! Hhnrily nt Courtney, and »ln».
at Union Buy.
Job wnrk ( Ynu can pet; what yon
wmit when yuu warn il ut Thk [dLAKORK
Phone 35.
Dr. Kerr, Dentist*, wil! be in Cumber*
lam) frulU the 2nd to tht* lthh \\\*\
Mnke yourappi-intmenta early. jlO
Nothing better in the line itf job Work
eati htt fiuunl anywhtire than itt Thh
Islanoek otlice. I'liei** moderate, qua
Iny rim hest.    Phtuie 35.
Thos, Gunk contributed 8ft and tht-
o»Hts of the "court; on Wed need y niyh\
before J'a.P. Willard and Shaw, for
swearing ou the public streets.
Don't fail to attend the Development
League meeting on M-'iuhy night
BiiHiiH-MH nf considerable importance is t<
he disputed nf, and n Urge attendance in
urgently requested.
Mr.   Merrifield, of   tbe   Cumberland
Hotel, has made arrangements to receive
'he results of the Johnson-Jeff des tight
by rounds, over the wire nu the night of
'he big contest, July 4 h,
The ladies if the Macabnes met laat
week at the home of Mra. Frank James
•tod presented three of their Past Commanders, vi/ : Mrs. W. Willard, Mrs.
Alex. McKinnon and Mrs. J. R. Grey.
with beautiful Past Commanders Jewels,
iu token uf thei- appreciation uf tin
\Vunble services rendered to the society
iu the past.
F. Dallas wss hailed before the Cadi
in Wednesday, charged with aw earn i<
and using insulting language on the public street. P. P. Hairisou appeared foi
the defense, nnd hfter listening to argument the court decided to udjouni till
Friday evening, iu order tu allow the
city to procure council.
On Monday last Coroner A brums was
called to Little Qualicum to hold an in
i(ii"8t upon the remains of Manuel Me-
Kuluey, a Chilian, who was crushed to
death by a lug, in the camp there.
McKelney carelessly got in front of a
moving log which was bring hauled by a
donkey engine. A verdict of accidental
death was returned, no blame being attached to anyone.
T. F. Sinclair, Vancouver.
F. T. Malone, Toronto.
E. A  Richardsnti, Vancouver.
F. H. Tnpp, New Westminster
\V L. Burns, Victoria
J. H. Shields,
H. Vaughan,        "
T. J. Stephens, Vancouver,
W. P. Bassett,
J. H. Renfree, "
W. E. Schwanz,
T. Lumsden, "
H. J. Javons,
W H Brenen.
W. Perry,
(i  Martinich, Comox.
Joseph Biistow, tfburno.
To the Editor The Islander,
Sir,—In reference to lho rumor cur-
runt that I was assaulted nml robbed
in the Wavorley Hotel, I wish to in
form tho public tlmt the faots huve
been grerttl)' exaggerated. It in correol
that I hml tt Httle trouble with some
person unknown to mo. in thu hotel,
and   thai   after lonvhtff the   hotel    I
missed n small sum of mnnay.
Now, I wish it to be understood
that tlmre is no blame to be attached
lo the proprietor of tlio hotel nr any
person connected with the place.
Furthermore I do not allege and I do
not believe that the money I missed
was stolen (mm me. The assault I
am plained of wus not preceded by
onv wrangling noise or dispute, and it
was absolutely impossible for the proprietor of the hotel to prevent the assault, but he did all in his power, how-
(.ver, after I was struck, to prevent a
tight taking placed He did tbo right
thing wheu he insisted those concomed
in the assault leave the hotel premises.
Wm. Hendricks.
Corner Store
We would like the people of Cumberland
and district ts visit our Store this week,
aslwe have just taken stock, nnd reduced
a lot of our lines for quick selling. There
is no need to say much about it; you
only need to visit us to appreciate the
values. Those of our customers who
have frequented the Store the last week
have seen and benefitted.
On Saturday the llth we are offering 15%
off our Large Stock of Shoes
J. N. McLeod
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
The   McClary   Manufactuing  Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
= Gomox. B.g. =
S<-a frontages and farming land for sale
Otoairst Chaital
Cool and Restful fop the Warm Summer
Sea-Grass Rockers
Sea-Grass Chairs
Teak Wood Chairs
Quarter-Cut Oak Rockers
__^_^^^        Mahogany Rockers
A full line of Furniture and House Furnishings always on hand at
"The Furniture Store"
\. McKinnon ,, Dunsmuir Avenue
Pilsiner Beer
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
= Best on the Coast e===
Pilsener Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B,C.
ost of ns smoke
sometime     here
  or   hereafter.
Those who prefer to (lo their smoking
here will And an especially line assortment of Cigars at
John McKinneli's
Tobacco, Fruit, Confectionery, Ice
Cream and Soft Drinks
Read His Deliberate Opinion!
Bev, p. P. LaugUlj "The Manse,"
Carp, Out., writes! "Some considerable
time ago 1 begnu using Zam-Buk
with a view to testing it thoroughly,
1 um troubled with eczema, which is
always worse in tho early part of winter, und aconis to leave me ubout
spring. 1 tried ZiimHuU Immediately
my bands started to break out, aud am
pleased tn say that it cheeked the
disease, Which is mure Ihuu I can sav
for anything I have ever hefore tried.
We   now   have   Zam link   in   the boUSO
continuously, and 1 carry a small sample
hox in my pOQkot. One evening 1 happened to* look in where an uld man
had met with un accident a week liefore,
uiid hud lost a linger nail. 1 droned
the wiiund witli Zam Buk and left the
[■ample box with them. I have seen the
old gentleman since, and the injury is
''On another occasion a farmer called
at 'The Manse,' and I noticed a rag
ou his finger. Enquiring about the injury, I learned that ho bad somehow
taken a piece of flesh off, and the wnind
bad Blurted to fester. Hfl was ufraid
it would turn to blood-poisoning, 1
gave him about a third of a box of
Zam Iluk and lie applied it. A few
days later I saw him, and he said
'That's great salve of yours; my finger
is now doing line.' ''
That is exactly tho kind of testimony
wo must, appreciate. Test Zum-Buk!
Don't go by hearsay! You will lind it
gives the best results in ail cases of
eczema, ringworm, festering sores, idles,
cuts, burns, face sores, eruptions, and
all skin injuries and diseases. All drug
gistH and stores, 50c box. or from Zam-
Buk Co., Toronto, for price, but refuse
cheap and harmful substitutes and
HOW is your wife, John!'*
John   (the   waiter)—"Well,  I
don't know, miss,   When the sun
don't shine she's miserable, and wheu
it does sho suvs it fades the carpet."
A FRIEND was complaining tho
other day to Captain Barber, Port
Captain of the State pilots, about
the crowded condition of the steamboat OU which lie recently made a trip.
" Pour In a room?" cried Barber.
"That's nothing. Vou should have
traveled in the days of the gold rush to
California. I remember one trip out of
NOW Vork we carried more than one
thousand passengers, and if you pul
tlfty on that ship today there'd bo a
itOiler that would reach Washington nnd
make trouble for somebody. To show
you how crowded it was, and what
'crowded1 really means, three days out
from New York a chap walked up to
the old man and said:
" 'Captain, you really must find uie
a place lo sloop,'
" 'Where in thunder have you heen
sleeping until now?' asked lhe old mau.
"'Well,' said thc fellow, 'you see,
it's this way: 'I've heen sleeping on a
sick man, but lie's getting belter now
and Won't stand for it much longer.' "
To use
%i 0NEDYE for/V\.Lk,hd& ofg°cos.
,'i l.v,:,, bave to know wliutklnilol cloth
19 «i" nvid'.- Ot. SAVK Hy,- f'»r ALL.
iru IMPOSSIBLE, Fail umi llratitlEul
I coots.  Don't {allto try It. SumpluCanl
. Mn
..I,  Moi
un*. salts* rcmncK
Snterarlw, Ont, October nt, 190!
"I .offered torture! for seven loaf
ron from • Water Tumor. I ni
forced ta Uke worpM* eoututlj I*
relieve the awful pains, ud I watitai te
die to get relief. The doctor, gave m*
ap aad my friends hourly expected my
death. Then I waa induced to tak*
"Fruit-a-tivea" and thia wonderful frail
medicine haa completely cured ma.
When I appeared oa tke atreet again
■7 friends exclaimed "The dead haa
eome to life.' The cure waa a positive
miracle."    MRS. JAMBS PBNWICK.
Soc a box—6 for $1.50—or trial box,
15c. At dealers or from Fnut-a-tivca
Limited. Ottawa.
Veteran Scrip
Farm Loans
We will areept a first mortgage on
improved farm laud ond sell you
Veteran Scrip in this way at regu
Inr cash price. Write today for
loan application.
THB popular idea  th;*t  earthquakes
and volcanic explosion.** played a
part in forming the Grand Canon
of the Colorado Kiver ts thought by tho
beat authorities to b.< without founda-l
We ore uow told lhat the canon was
cut out entirely by the water of lhe|
river, and that the most effoctlva tool j
employed wm. the quartz wind brought i
down from the sources of tho river in
the mountain.). This sand is harder
than any ot the constituent!) ot the rock
Strata in which thi' CtttlOU haa been
carved. Hurled hy the swift water
ago Inst the sides and the bed ot the
stream, i' RHt-8 the foul, as easily as ii
'ile rots soft iron.
Y*«r Drmmmtet WUI T«ll ¥•■
Murtiif Br* RiBMl lUtttftt Ben m\fee\
Strengthens Weak Byee. Dnu'i Smart,
Knothe* Kye 1'aln, and Sells (or 80c. Tn
Murine in Your Kyee and Is Bakra
Byes (or Scaly Eyelids aad Oraaulatlaa
DILLY—"My salary is knocked into
a cocked hat this week."
Dally— "Whyf"
Dillv—"Mv   wife's  ohantooler  will
will lake it all."
MISTRESS    (hiring   urvant) —" I
hope you know your place?"
Servant—"Oh, yes, mum!   The
last  three   girla  ynu  had  told   mo  all
about it.''
MINISTER—"So you arc going to
school now, are you, Hobby?"
Bobby (aged six)—"Ves, sir."
Minister—"Spell kitten for me."
Bobby—."Oh,  I'm  further advanced
than that.   Try me on cat."
«    t    •
PRETTY Miss Jonos—"As I play nn
old lady iu this piece, L shull have
to have wrinkles painted round my
eyes, cheeks, and mouth."
'llrowu—"Ah, they will be lines easl
in pleasant places."
\T ISITOR: "eau you read the past?"
Fortune    teller:     '' Certainly;
that's my business."
Visitor: "Then 1 wish you'd toll me
what it was mv wife told me to yet for
WltfiJN you are grown up," queried
the visitor, "will you he a "doctor, like your father?"
"Oh, d'ear me, no!    Why, I couldn't
even  kill  a   rabbit,"  replied the  boy
with great frankness.
EVE had given Adam au apple.    "I
suppose," she mused as she constructed the fig-leaf suit, "after
this I'll always have to feed him to get
a new dress." Subsequent developments
confirmed her fears.
»    »    *
SMALL    HOV     (significantly):     "I
heard you kiss sister in the hall
last night.''
Young Man: "What's that, you little
Small Hov (boldly): "I heard you
kiss bister in the hall last night, that's
Young Man: "Well, here's a dime,
Now Keep your montli ^hut.'*
Small Hoy (outside): ".love, wasn't
that easy/ ' Ami 1  was asleep in bed."
HI-, asked so many questions that day
that ho finally wore out his mother's patience.
" Robert," she cried, "if yon ask tne
another question 1 shall put you to bed
without your supper."
Robert promptly asked another and
was packed off to bod.
Later his mother repented. After all,
asking questions was the only way he
could acquire knowlede; so she tiptoed
upstairs, knelt beside his bed and told
him she was sorry.
" Now, dear," she snid, "if you want
to ask one more question before you go
to sleep ask it now and 1 will try to
Robert thought for a moment, then
said: ".Mother, how far ean a cat
spit ? .'
l     RECENTLY   divorced gentleman
*'V    whs  invited to a  friend's houso
to  dinner.     As soon  as  he  was
seated the host's little daughter asked
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36a 1
By William Le Queux
THB affair of the Brass Butterfly has
boen kept u profound secret for
reasons which will bo obvious.
We, of tho Secret Service, are always
averse to affording tho public any insight into our methods or knowledge of
our Bphore of industry, and only recently have I received tho Chief's permission to relate tho curious circumutuueos.
Luto ouo winter's night, ubout three
yours ago, I alighted ut tho big echoing
station of Bologna, after u long and ted
ions journey from Charing Cross.
1 was on a secret mission, und there
wero strong reasons why 1 should not
go to tho Hotol Brunn, or uny of tho
othor lirst doss houses frequented by
British tourists, therefore 1 drove to au
obscure little place situate up a back
Street, culled the Hotel TttZza d'Oro.
You muy have seou it, u dark, frowsy
little place, dingy und so obviously unclean thut, as uu Englishman, you havo
shuddered at the mere thought of passing u night thoro.
But 1 wus not desirous of being recognized by certain persons to whom i was
known in thnt city, therefore I registered my name us 1'ictro Pirelli, commercial traveler, of Naples.
I was there in order to solve a problem which has considerably puzzled us
ut Whitehall. Ambassadors may bow
over the hands of foreign sovereigns, attaches may flirt at Court with pretty
women, Consuls may bluster pompously,
and id embers may ask questious in tho
House, but it is oftou upon tho information furnished by our Nameless Depart-
ment—quito erroneously known to tho
public us tho Secret Service—that the
foreign policy of the Empire is basad,
and our slow, deliberate British diplomacy achieves its end.
I glanced about tho shabby, unclean
room to which I was shown, washed my
hands, und thcu sauntered forth .ilung
those long, dark colonnaded streets that
aro the samo today as they were buck
in the Middle Ages, until 1 had crossed
tho broad moonlit Piazza before the
Duoiiio, nnd plunged into a maze of narrow thoroiighfures which brought mo
eventually into a wider mediaeval street
in front of a groat, dark, almost prison-
like palace of the cinqucconto with a
iioat-of anus graven in stone ovor thc
arched gateway closed by a ponderous
iron-studded door.
It was tbe Palazzo Bardi, wherein lived the Donna Stella, the twenty-year-
old daughter of the groat Marquis
Bardi, the millionaire landowner and
Senator of tho Kingdom of Italy.
The windows of the great square
stone building, almost a fortress, were
■losoly shuttered and barred, a grim,
lilent place which none would believe
oontuiued such priceless works of art,
•r one of the most famous collections of
armor in the world.
I crossed thc road to the big ancient
iloor which hnd withstood many a siege
in those turbulent days wheu the Bardi
m constantly fought the Gincstrclli
from I'isloja across tho Appcniucs.
Then, switching on tho light of my little
electric lump, i stood on tiptoe and carefully examined the antique brotize
knocker in tho form of the grinning
faco of a satyr.
Upon one of the polished cheeks of
tho grotesque musk 1 found what 1
■ought—a small cress, scratched by a
Then, well satisfied, I turned upon my
heel and retraced my steps to my obscure hotel. The Donna Stella had received my message in safety, and would
■eet me in secret noxt duy.
When nt noun I stood at tbe remote
spot in the Httle park beyond the city
awaiting hor, she came, a slim, neat*
wuistcd figure in black, accompanied by
"Spot," her English fox-terrier. A
smile ef welcome lit up her handsome
face as she placed her gloved hand in
mine in greeting.
" You are, no doubt, surprised, signor-
tna, at my sudden appearance iu Bolog-
■u," F said. "But it is. in a groat measure, in your interests."
"In mine! I don't understand!" she
replied in excellent English, for she had
beeu educated at Brighton.
"In the interests of your friend, Cap
tain Devrill," I said quietly.
Her  face  changed   instantly.
"Have you beard anything of him!
Have you just come from Vienna?"
"Unfortunately, 1 am entirely with-
•ut information," I said. "My friend
has   mysteriously   disappeared.
Jack* Devrill, ox captain of Royal En
gincers, and one of the most alert and
active of my colleagues, was her purtio
ular friend. They had met in England
when she was still a schoolgirl, and their
friendship has ripened into affection.
Yet u great gulf lay between them, for
it was hardly likely that sho, only
daughter and heiress of one of the
wealthiest Woman nobles, ami niece of
Prince von Furstenberg, the great Austrian statesman who held the otlice of
Imperial uud Royal Minister for Foreign Affairs, and who ruled at the Ball'
hausplntz, tho Foreign Ofllce at Vienna,
would Iw allowed to marry tho careless
cosmopolitan Secret Service agent.
"I have boen waiting in daily anxiety for news of him," sbo sighed. "I
-cannot understand it. Ah! Mr. Mor-
rice, you cannot know in what torror
and dread I have existed ever since I
left Vienna twelve days ago. I—I fear
that something terrible hus happened to
That was exactly the opinion of our
Department. Jack Devrill had disappeared into space; he had fallen the victim to some enemy—betrayed, without
a doubt.
Tho facts wero briefly those. Sixteon
days ago Jack and I hnd arrived in
Vienna on a most important and secret
mission. .Suspicion bad been aroused
that something unusual was afoot at tho
Bnllhausplntz, nml we bud been dispatched from Whitohnll to endeavor to
ascertain what wus in progress.
In tho gay Austrian capital wo were
both woll known, so we at once left
cards and received many invitations. I
had served as attache thoro four years
bofore, hence I know a great mnny of
the officials. Wo lived at tho Hotel
Bristol, as was our habit, and the Donna Stella being on a visit to hor uncle,
wo were both invited several times to
the great official residence of the Foreign Minister in tho Frnnzcns Ring. On
one of theBe brilliant occasions, an offi-
olal ball at which the white-bearded
Kmperor and his suite wore present, I
accompanied Devrill. Donna Stella,
with whom [ waltzed once, looked inexpressibly dainty iu turquoise chiffon,
but soon afterwards i missed the pair,
and concluded that they wore sitting
That night, however, Jack mysteriously disappeared. Inquiries X made of the
night-porter next day showed that nij
friend had returned at about two-thirty,
changed his clothes, and au hour later
had gono forth—whither no one knew,
I had returned uu hour afterwards, but
had beeu unaware that ho was missing
till near noon.
I wont to his room, and there found
all his belongings iu perfect order, but
ou tho table there stood a quaint antique object which ho hnd evidently
bought ouly a few hours before going to
the bull—an old Turkish ornament in
which to burn perfume—a big butterfly of polished brass.
It measured about a foot across from
tip to tip of ita wiags, fashioned beautifully, the body perforated to allow the
fragrance of the smoking pastilles to escape into tho room, i examined it minutely. Tbere was a cavity along tho
body, but nothing was inside. I saw
at once that ho had evidently bought it
to add to the collection of antiques he
possessed at his cosy rooms in Half
Moon Stroet. I wondered, however,
why he had not shown it to me. Whether it was on account of its unusual gro-
tesqtfeness, or the delicacy of its design,
1 know uot, yet I somehow became
unusually attracted by my friends'b curious purchase, and took it to an antique
dealer in the Burggusse, who pronounced it to be a rare specimen of sixteenth-
century work, probably from the harem
of some rich pasha in tho south of Turkey.
I grew alarmed at tho non-return of
my friend, and reported his disappearance by cipher to that cryptic telegraphic address in London with which wo are
so constantly communicating. My orders wore to spare no effort to clear np
burdened by griof. Yet what was tho
nature of the secret she would not
I argued with her for a full hour, but
she refused to tell mo anything. Iu
deed, her attitude became more puzzl
ing. Something had occurred on that
night, but the mystery was inscrutable.
I told her that 1 should return to
.Milan at four o'clock that afternoon to
catch the through express from Nice
to Vienna, for I intended at all hazards
to solve the problem of my friend's disappearance,
"I hope you will, Mr. Morrioe," was
all she said as she placed hor small hand
in mine for a moment, thon bowing,
turned away and left me.
1 had sent a telegram to London, and
being compelled to await a reply, did
not leave Bologna till just before midnight. But as I stood on the platform
awaiting tho train 1 saw, to my groat
surprise, the Donna Stella herself. She
wns uloite, wearing a long fur travelling
coat ami toque to match, and bad not
soon mo. She travelled by the same
train to Milan ns myself, and next evening I watched her descend from my
train at the Hudbahnhof at Vienna.
On alighting, while I still remained
unseen iu my wagon lit, I saw that she
was mel by a short, dark-bearded man
and n thin, rather angular woman in
brown, with whom she held a hurried
conversation. She was apparently annoyed at their presence, for as soon as
possible she escaped into the fine carriage which hor undo the Prince had
sent for her.
As T drove down the brightly-lit Heu-
gasso, to the Bristol, I could not put
aside the thought that thc man had used
threats towards her. I hail noticed tho
expression of fear upon her palo face,
half hidden by her veil.
Yet. sho had deliberately concealed
the truth from me, and thiB had aroused
my suspicions.
I hnd kept on my sitting-room and
bedroom at the hotel, and as I entered,
thn first object that greeted my eyes
was my missing friend's curious purchase, the Brass Butterfly. I had given
up Jack's rooms, Liad his belongings
had boon transferred to mine. Taking
up the curious object I gazed at it in
wonder, as I had done several times.
Somehow I entertained a fixed belief
that its purchase was in some way connected with his disappearance.   The po-
missing, eh?" I said, still looking
straight into hor splendid eyes. "Answer ino one question, signorina. Has
that Brass Butterfly any connection
with his disappearancef "
Sho hesitated. I saw in her countenance fear and confusion. At last'she
nodded in tho affirmative.
"Then tell mo tho truth, signorina—
tho truth of what occurred on tho night
of the ball?" I urged.
"I can't," sho cried. "It shall never
pass my lips!''
"And yet you are here iu Vienna, becauso your secret is threatened with ex
pnsuro!" I said very quietly, my gazo
still upon her,
"Mio!" she gasped, starling, "How
do you know!"
"Vour honor is at stake, Stolla. Why
not allow nie to assist yon against your
enemies; ' I asked. "Why not toll mo
the truth, ami let mo advise you? Let
us combine to solve this mystery of poor
Jack's disappearance. Surely* yon ..re
convinced that I am your friend'ns well
as his?"
"If 1 told yon, Mr. Morrioe, you
would instantly become my enemy,"
she said hoarsely, as with n choking sob
sho turned and left the room.
What did she moan? Her suggestion
was that Jack 's disappearance bad been
due to her—that sho held a guilty knowledge of the truth.
That afternoon, while keeping vigilant watch upon the big house in thn
Franzons Ring; I saw, to my surprise,
the man Von Voissenfeld call. He was
admitted, and remained within for half
an hour, or so. Then ho hailed a cab
from tho rank, and drove to the lihein-
isch Cafe, away in the Prater Strasse,
where, at a table hi a corner, two rather ill-dressed men awaited him. .Seated
where they could not observe me, I
watched thom holding a consultation in
an undertone, and by it becamo convinc-
d that some crooked business was
afoot. J noticed, too, that ono of the
men took a pencil from his pocket, and
when the waiter's back was turned he
scribbled something upon tbe marble
At length the trio rose and, leaving
tho cafe, separated flfl soon as thev were
As soon ns the waiter had gone up to
the desk I rose, nnd crossing tn get a
newspaper which lay near, bent and discerned something verv fainllv written.
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the mystery. As far as eould be nseor
tained, tho political horizon was per
fectly unclouded. Vet the fact of Jack's
disappearance hail considerably strong
thened our suspicions.
•■What effort has been made to find
him?" asked the girl anxiously.
"Eveiy effort, signorina. The police
of the whole Austrian empire aro iu active search for truces of him."
"What ean I do?" she nsked hoarsely, pale faced and anxious.    "This si
once of his moans foul play—of time I
now feel com incod!''
That was exactly mv opinion, though
I did not admit it. Jack Devrill wmld
i-ertainly have reported himself are lhat
by sending his name to tho deaths column of the Times "In meniovia'u"—
method of announcing our safety and
whereabouts to the chief on occasions
whon we dare not write, tel 'graph, or
Otherwise communicate with homo.
"I'm hero, signorina," 1 sail. " to
ask you a question. Pardon my uiquisi-
tlvenoss, but it is in Devrill'a interests.
On the night of the ball at His .Excellency's both you and he woro absent
from the room aftor eleven o 'clock.
Wore you sitting with him the whole
Her face blanched, then flushed crimson. At tirst she became confused, then
indignant at my question.
"I really cannot see whnt that hns to
do with it," sho answered resentfully,
surprising mo by her antagonistic attitude. Over her handsome countenance
was a cloud of undisguised displeasure
that I should ask such a pertinent question.
"I nm trying to solve tho cause of
Jack's disappearance," I snid quietly.
"Cannot you be frnnk with me. Cannot
you toll mo whnt actually occurred that
"I—1 can't!" she blurted forth.
Then suddenly recovering herself, she
added: "I don't know what yon
Hor attitude puzzled me.
Again I endeavored to porsundo her
to relate what had ocurrod between
thom, and tbere heing no one in tho
virility to soo or overhear, I plnced my
hand tenderly upon hor shapely shoulder.
"I know it is not just to him to hold
back anything that took place on that
fateful night, but—but I can't toll
ynu!" sho cried, bursting into a flood
of tears, '' 1—I prefer to remain horo,
alone and desolate, with the memory of
my dead love, than—than to reveal my
shame I"
T saw that her young heart was over-
lice of Vienna had inquired of ovory
antique dealer in tho city, but tho per
boh who had sold it could not bo found.
About two o'clock next day, while
keeping patient watch upon the private
entrance of the big houso of His Excel
lency the Foreign Ministor in tbe Fran-
zens King, not far from my hotol, I saw
the durk-eeyd girl, neat in a brown
tailor-made gown, como forth, and walking as far as the corner of the Volks-
garten, she entered a cab. Across the
city I followed hor to the Kronpriuz Bu-
doff Strasse, where, turning down a side
street close to the Danube, she entered
a rather dingy house while ber cub
waited outside."
For perhaps three-quarters of an hour
she remained there, whon she emerged,
accompanied by the same short, dark-
boarded man who had met her at the
station. Ho bowed to her as she drove
off, but it was evident that thoro was a
coolness between them.
The girl's sweet face was pale and
haggard, aud I saw that she hnd boon
.'.:"' utlv upset by what had transpired.
Already my inquiries hnd rcveolcd thut
tho man's name was Karl von Weisseu-
feld, and that the woman was his sister
That evening i wrote Stella a note,
saying that I had seen her in Vienna,
and asking her to meet me next morning in the Tirolerhof, a small, quiet cafe
in tho Wcihburg, whero ladies often go
to drink milk. In response she rang mc
up on tho telephone, saying that she
would prefer to call at the hotel, as
someone might see her at the cafe.
Therefore ot eleven next morning she
was ushered into my salon, but at sight
of tho Brass Butterfly she started and
drew back almost in horror. I noticed
that the more sight of the quaint object
upset her.
"Why don't you put that horrible
thing away, Mr. Morrioe—awny iu some
place of safety? Sell it, give* it away,
destroy it—anything—onlv get rid of
"Is the sight of it so very painful to
you Ihen?" I asked, greatly surprised.
"I—T don't wish to see it," sho answered, pnle ami agitated. "It recalls
"Recalls what?" I asked, fixing my
oyos upon hers as I took the old perfume-burner, and plnced it within a
Hmall cabinet near by.
"Ah!" she cried. "No; do not ask
me! You would not, if you knew how
much I suffer, because—-'becauso I can
never toll you tho truth—because of my
'Then you know wby Jack Devrill is
It, appeared to be "Bristol. 108-0."
This surprised me, for the number of
my room at the Bristol wan 19$, while
It apparently stood for nu appointment
;it nine o'clock.   Whs*, could it meant
For two hours I remained there pretending to drink, until at last a tall,
thin, shifty-eyed man with n reddish
moustache entered, and seating himself
at the tabic ordered a .buck. Then,
when the waiter had gone tn obtain it,
ho benl nnd searched for the secret
message. Having road il, he wotted
his finger ami quickly effaced it. Afterwards he drank hi* boor at a draught,
paid, and went out.
Was it some appointment made at my
rooms?    I resolved to remain wary and
Therefore, alter eating my dinner
that evening in the smart whileand-
gold rest nut ant which you who know
Vienna know so well, I ascended by the
lift, and at about r quarter past eight
entered my sitting room. Afterwards J
switched off the light, and concealed
myself behind the long green silk curtains which had boen pulled across the
Then I waited—waited so breathlessly
that I could hoar my own heart beat.
The clocks chimed nine. The waiter
oatorod to make up my wood fire, and
left. Then the telephone-bell rang, and
though I dearly wished to answer nnd
ascertain who might wish to speak to
me, I remained in my hiding-place.
Those moments of tension sootned
hours. What wns intended, I wondered,
at  nine o'clock ?
About a quarter of au hour passed, as
nearly as r could judge. My watch ticked with a noise like a threshing machine.
Suddenly I board tho click of a latch,
the door communicating with my bedroom slowly opened, and I saw by
tho firelight standing in the doorway
the man wilh the rod moustache. Behind him was Von Weissenfold himself.
"It must bo in hero," I hoard tho
latter whisper in Gorman. "It certainly
is not in tho bedroom."
"He may have sent it to London,"
remarked his tall companion.
1' No,'' replied Von Veissenfeld.
"Stella told mo today that it wns here
fhis morning. Look over there—in yonder cabinet."
The man with tho rod moustache
crept noiselessly across the room, opened the door of tho cabinet, and with
a quick exclamation of satisfaction
drew forth tho Brass Butterfly.
"Good!" cried Von Woissonfold, In
triumph. "Then the secret will bo ours,
after all!"
The fellow had transferred it to the
small leather bag he carried in readiness, and was about to retire, when I
sprang forth and, covering him with
my revolver, cried:
"I have watched you, gentlemen!
You are thioves, ami 1 shull hand you
over to tho police!"
And ut the same moment I placed my
hand behind me, locking the door leading out upon tho corridor.
Von Weissenfold remained perfectly
unperturbed. Indeed, I have never soon
a man take discovery so calmly.
"1 do not think, Herr Morrioe, that
it will be exactly wise to cull tho police," he replied, "for if bo, 1 shall
explain to thom that you aro a secret
agent of the British Government!" and
he stood before mu in defiance.
I was wondering why, if the Butterfly wero abstracted, tho secret would be
theirs.   What secret?
"Mako what statement yon like, I
intend to cull tho police," I said determinedly, turning to find the button
of tho electric bell. By this action,
however, I foolishly relaxed my vigilance for a second, und when 1 turned
again, not having found the boll-push,
I discovered that both men bad drawn
revolvers and wore covering me.
'' Touch that button, and you 're a
dead man! " exclaimed Von Woissenfeld
determination upon his sinister fuce.
Instantly 1 saw myself in a dilemma,
locked in that room with these two desperate thieves.
I demanded the return of the Brass
Butterfly, but both men only laughed
in my face.
"You and your friend Devrill played
a clover game!" replied tho dark-bearded fellow who had threatened Stella.
"But wo have outwitted you. The secret is ours!"
At that moment, ere I could reply,
there was a loud rapping at the door,
and a woman's voice called my name.
It was estella I
I replied that entry could be obtained
through my bedroom, and next moment
she burst in, accompanied by the manager of the hotel and throe porters in
uniform. At sight of tbem the intruders fell back.
"Ah! Mr. Morrioe!" she gasped
breathlessly. "I telephoned to you, but
did not obtain a reply. I have been
indscreet. I unwittingly told that man
yonder something," uud she indicated
Von Weissenfeld, "and afterwards I
felt certain he would come here tonight,
in order to secure tbe Brass Butterfly—
to kill yon if necessary in order to
obtain it!"
"The Butterfly is in the bag in that
man's band," I said, pointing to it with
my revolver. "Come! give it to me!" I
demanded, advancing towards him.
But the fellow thrust hiB weapon in
my face in defiance.
"Josof!" said the hotel manager,
"just telephone for the police." And
the porter, thus addressed, crossed the
room nnd obeyed.
Then the urbane manager induced
both men to lay down their arms, an
example which I followed, while ten
minutes later u brigadier of police, ac-
cfimpanied by four agents, arrived. The
bag was taken from Von Weissenfeld,
the Butterfly handed back to me, and
the two men, who had little to say, were
arrested and afterwards conducted out.
Stella, left alone with me in the little
salon, turned and, laying a trembling
hand upon.my arm, said in a low voice;
"Forgive me, Mr. Morrice, for 1
ought to have revealed the whole truth
to you before, I should bnve done so,
but that man Von Weissenfeld forbade
mo, threatening to denounce mo if t
told you. What occurred between Jack
and myself on that fateful night I can
no longer conceal. Wo neither of us
wished to dance, therefore I took him
up to my uncle's smoking-room, which,
you will perhaps remember, adjoinB his
private cabinet. Presently I left him
while I went to my room to readjust
my hair, which had become disarranged
wheu waltzing with you. When 1 returned Jack was not there, but peeping
through into my uncle's room I discovered him bending over the writing-table
taking swift notes of two official-looking papers wnich he had taken from a
drawer. At first he was unaware of my
presence, but when, in horror, I charged
him with espionage he admitted it, aud
then revealed to mc his true position. I
was bewildered. My tlrst impulse was
to go to my undo and tell him, but ho
persuaded mo to remain silent. It seems
that an hour later Captain Devrill went
to the central telegraph bureau, and dispatched a cipher message to London.
The clerk Von Woissenfeld, who took it
ovor the counter, possessing some knowledge of tho cipher used, mado out a
portion of it and, suppressing it, came
to me next day to blackmail mo. He waB
a complete stranger, but I have since ascertained that he is a secret agont of
Germany, and hence, I suppose, kuow
something of your British cipher. He
demanded that] should obtain from my
uncle's writing table the original of
those two documents, and allow him to
tako a complete OOpy, otherwise bo
would denounce mo for having given official information to my English lover.
This I refused. Captain Devrill, before
ho left me, hnd entrusted me with a
message for you.''
"For me!" I cried in surprise.
"Yos, He told me to tell you to unscrew tho head from the Brass Butterfly, und send to London what ynu found
With trembling hands I took up the
antique brass ornament, and nfter some
trouble found that tho bead really did
unscrew, revealing a small cavity within.
There, concealed inside, was a piece
of thin foreign note-paper eovered with
Jnok's well-known handwriting. Glancing it through, I found, to my abject
amazement, that it revealed Austria's
immediate intention lo defy Europe by
tearing up tho Treaty of Berlin, and to
annex Bosnia and  Herzegovina!
At first I could scarcely believe it
credible. Yet previous knowledge of
this amazing move which had actually
received tho Emperor's approval and
signature, would place Downing Stroet
in a position of defence. We would be
forowurnod, and consequently forearmed
against being drawn into international
The war cloud had arisen, and we
alone hold knowledge of it! Tbat brief
telegram sent by Jack had been suppressed by Von Weissenfeld, hence our
('hiof was unaware of tbe success of our
"But why did Jack disappear?" I
oxclaimod, speaking aloud to myself.
A postscript, addressed to me, how-
over, explained it. "I nm going on to
Sarajevo and Mostar, tho capitals of
Bosnia   and    Herzegovina,"    he   had
scrawled. "I shall ondouvor to ascertain
the feeling there, and so shall efface myself for a few weeks. There aro reu-
Bons why 1 should leavo Vienna hurriedly and disappear. Stella has discovered the truth concerning me, and
others may perhaps know it. Toll tbe
Chief I shall report among tho deaths
on Fobruary 1st. Bo careful of this
Brass Butterfly, I want it for my collection. Take cure of yourself, old
"Ah!'' I cried. "I see quite clearly
now. He feared to leave a note for me,
and was compelled to catch the first
train to Budapest. Therefore he hit upon tho device of concealing tho secret
within tho Brass Butterfly!"
"Why, today is tho sneond of February!" cried Stolla, whose mind was
greatly relieved by reading that postscript. " Yesterday's Times would have
arrived from London an hour ago."
I rang, and when the waiter brought
the paper, we found beneath the "In
Momnrium" column—"Devrill, In affectionate remembrance of Guy John
Devrill, husband of Ann Devrill, who
died at Belgrade, Servia, On February
1st, 1901."
At midnight, while the blnckmailing
telegraph clerk and his companions were
helpless in the police cells charged with
theft at the Hotel Bristol, I rolled myself up in tho wagon-lit already on my
way to London, via Ostend, bearing
witb me that precious scrap of paper
which contained news of tbat sudden
political move which, a fortnight later,
took the whole world by surprise.
Throe weekB afterwards Jack turned
up again at Whitehall ub spruce and
smiling as ever, but utterly amazed at
the apprehension his sudden disappearance had caused.
Later ho explained that Stella had
hesitated to give me his,message, feeling that by revealing what the Brass
Butterfly contained she would be further betraying her uncle's secret. She
had, ot course, no idea of the reason
why hcr lover had bo suddenly vanished.
Further, it seemed that Von Weissenfeld bad feared to denounce us, lest it
should have been discovered that he
waa a secret agent of Germany, while
the Donna Stella had, on the day following my departure, returned to Bologna.
That early knowledge of Austria's
hostile actions—which no doubt surprised you when you read tbem in tbe
newspapers—enabled Great Britain to
unite with Russia in preventing a
bloody and disastrous war in Eastern
Europe. Therefore the end surely justified the means.
Jack is retiring from the service at
tbe end of tbe present montb, for he is
to marry Stella. Whenever I go to
smoke with bim in his rooms in Half
Moon Street, however, I cannot help recalling how that most vital and important secret of state reposed unsuspectel
for so many days within the head of
that quaint object which now occupies
such a prominent position upon the polished table against the wall—the Brass
IN the Atlantic Monthly for March
Mr. £. A. Boss writes a most illuminating article on "The Suppression
of Important News." He says that in
America we have reached the glacial age
of journalism when newspapers oxirft
but as money-making machines, f'ows
of the lirst importance to tbe public ia
habitually suppressed whenever, it is
inconvenient to the advertisers, wbo
practically control the papers, whica
would perish if they withdrew their advertisements. Mr. Boss gives a numbor
of scandalous instances in which news
wus thus suppressed, with the remit
that the greut advertiser has the editor and the public alike ut his mercy,
Mr. Boss says;
" On the desk of every editor and subeditor of & newspaper run by a capitalist promoter now under prison soul once
lay a list of sixteen corporations in
which tho owner was interested. Tbis
wus to remind them nut to print anything damaging to these concerns. In
the otlice these corporations wore jocularly referred to as 'sacred cows.' Nearly every form of privilege is found in
the herd of 'sacred cows' venerated by
tbe daily press. The railroad company
is a 'Bacred cow.' "
The public service company, traction,
party system, thc mon higher uj>—all
aro "sacred cows," ubout whose misdeeds thc truth must not be spoken.
Mr, Boss says tbe defection of tbe
daily press hus beon a staggering blow -
to democracy.   He says:
"What is needed is a broad new avenue to tho public mind. Already smothered facts are cutting little channels
for themselves. The immense vogue of
the "muck-raking" magazines is due to
their being vehicles for suppressed news.
Nun partisan leaders are meeting with
cheering response when thoy found
weeklies in order to* reach their natural
following. The Socialist Party supports
two dailies, less to spread their ideas
than tu prtut what thc capitalistic
dailies would stifle. Civic associations.
municipal voters' leagues, and iegisla
tive voters' leagues are circulating tons
of leaflets und bulletins full of suppressed facts. Within a yeur five cities have,
with the taxpayers' money, started jour
nals to acquaint tbe citizens with muni
cipal happenings and affairs, ln many
cities have sprung up private non-partisan weeklies to report civic information.
Moreover, the spoken word is unco more
a power. The demand for lecturers and
speakers is insatiable."
The only effective remedy, Mr. Ross
thinks, is the creation of endowed news
papers. In the last fifteen years two
hundred million pounds sterling has
been given for public purposes in the
United States. There is money enough
to endow newspapers which, not boing
dependent on tlio advertiser, would not.
suppress news. He would safeguard the
endowed newspaper from being converted into the custodian of thc sacred
cows '' by letting vacancies on the
governing board bo filled in turn by the
local bar association, the medical association, the ministers' union, tho degree-
granting faculties, the federated teachers, tho central labor union, the chamber of commerce, the associated charities, the public libraries, tho non-partisan citizens' associations, the improvement leagues, aad tho social settlements.
In this wny tho endowment would rest
ultimately on the chief apexes of moral
and intellectual worth in tbe city."
Such n newspaper would be a great
corrective of and check upon other
newspapers. "The endowed newspaper
in a given city might print only a twentieth of tho daily press output, and yet
exercise ovor tho other nineteen-twentieth an influence groat and salutary."
"J!".!!'...     "    i')"*»
was looking for it. Snme people remained awake
all nigbt waiting to see it.   It never, never lias.
nor will it lie seen this celiturv.
OUR CLOTH ISC ,S.-1/./•,'is something real.    All
yon have to do in to come into this store, and ymi
will rest assured that our values ate unequalled
in Cumberland.
(unless they are well dressed) is the opinion expressed by a  well-known  specialist   in  nervous
feel well and look better.    That is the kind of
Clothing we carry, as is proven by our success in
this department during the last lew weeks.
STOCK.    Everything   is plainly priced, so that
you can  compare the styles and prices, with the
best vou know of outside.
Unapproachable Syles
Beautiful Fabrics
Careful Tailoring
Unmistakable Values
These are tbe strong points in our Clothing.
No trouble to show Goods,    All we ask is tbe opportunity
iser k Cl 1
Folding Go-Carts $10.50
For Mixed Paints,
Floor Stains,
Wall Paper,
Furniture, etc.
Is the place
T.   E.   BATE
Capital $5,000,000
Reserve ?5,7O0,0CO
Cumberland, B.C.
Sub Branches at Courtenay and Union Bay
Drafts issued in any currency, payable all over the world
Special attention paid to Savings Accounts, and interest at Current Rates allowed on Deposits of *1 and upwards
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
15 -ri Sleveni in Mid G. T*rbell leave
tin Tuoadny ou a plaaoure trip to Home
B. Potter, nf No. 7 mine had ttie mis-
fortuuo to fracture hm arm on M nday
Mias Potter returned on Sunday last
from a tlmt. wct.k» visit to lier aiitur,
>1». K. B. Ololltier, of Duucan.
Mr. George H. II >b«rtaon left yente.
Jay  for  England,   where he expecta to
remain for four ur tive inuutlu, visiting
lna old home.
Mr. Ernest Pickard leavei tomorrow
iiioriiing tor Vancouver to meet hia in*
tended bride, who ia now upon her way
from the old countiy.
Meeara. Qaane Broa., who have been
located in Cumberland fot tht put four
yeara will leave thia week (or Vancouver,
whei e they will engage iu the coutrating
Misa Inez Gill, who hai been laid up
with a broken leg for the paat 6 week*,
ia now inak mc rapid atridea toward* recovery, thaoka to the atteuti n aud care
Ueatowed upon her by Dr. McNau^hton.
Tho High School matriculation examination for McGill Uuiveisity atudeuta
will be held in the Cumberland Public
School, starting on Monday next, June
13th. The presiding examiner being the
Rev. H. W. LaffeM.
A. Aitkon waa fined f5 and coatt
before J'a.P. WUlaid and bhaw on Tueaday laat, f r being drunk. Thoium
Clark alao imbibrd too freely, but wan
allowed off after paying the cunts of tin-
Meeara. Stevenson, Hudion end Rip
ley returned thit week from Horne Lake,
bunging with them over 176 pounds of
trout, the result of two days tiahing on
the part of Messrs. Hudson and Ripley
and one for Constable Stevenson, who
wat called out at the end of the iirat day
to attend an inquest at Little Qualiouin.
Messrs. R. Grant, Sr., R. Grant. Jr.
C. Grant, W. Bailey and G Anderson
re'umed thit week from au auto trip ti
Horne Lake, after a successful tiahing
expedition. They report having teen, at
(tome distance, whnt they believe to have
been the famous wild man of Vancouver
Inland. The creature waa covered with
liair of considerable length, and moved
■vith almost incredible swiftness.
S. C. White Leghorns
402 Pullets laid in
January-  -  7616
February   -   7310
March   -   - 8606
Average per lilnl for mi thtys AS fi   TIiIh record
imi n-.el lieeil lieilloll on tin- S  Alili'liinli ninli
unit   Tltene iiir.ls „i!l imikca I lueeilliiji stuck
fur liiu. I'rin-|3eacli. 8-yv-olil breeilerstl.GDeocli
DUNCAN, H.»' jt
Dealer in Bicycles  and
Engine Supplies
Bnglialt mid American Wheeh front
%Jt0 up, also Sscmtd'hand Wlisels.   )
The finest hotel in the city.
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
We have recently received a
Carload of McLAUGHLTN
mul nro prepared to (junto
lowest prices nnd best tonus.
Give us ;i cull
McPhee &
General Muls, Courtenay.
r»o Light Drmft Teams, weight nbout
UOOIbi. Apply ShopUnd Bmi,
Saudwick. jll
Room and Board, nr would take baby
to mind. Apply Mn. Marshall, Sand-
wick. jU
Double Lot, with modern K Room House,
tennis lawn and well kept grounds,
fur sale aheap. Apply to Mra. Koe,
opposite the Hospital.
Lost—Many * aale is loat through thi'
second person nect-ssary to complete
the bargain nut knowing what the first
person lus to sell. It takes two to
make a bargain. Are you one of thr
two I If ao, try a condense J ad. in
Thk Inumirk.
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Tin Islander, two doors from the
F,r Sale. — Subscriptions to Tin In.
UNDER, $1 fiO per year, iu advance.
Wanted, immediately. 1000 subscribers
for Thk Ihlasukk.
IB? 1
Locul Agent for
The London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Get rates before insuring elsewhere
Office: Cumberland
Save time and money by using
the Long Distance Telephone
Quick ron n eel ions lo all important
Vancouver Inland and Mainland Point
J. JACK, Jr.
For Candy, Emit, Ice Crenm
nml Lit/lit I/unchetnu   -rs
At the Cumberland Hospital on the 4ib
illBt., to the wife of B. Sweeney—a son.
Yon don't get done
when von denl with
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
Notice to Advertisers.
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue musl
he in this nlliee not Inter than
lo ii.ni. on Thursday.
a Year
in advance
Barrister,   Solicitor   and
9 Notary Public.
mission AoRNOY. Ileiits anil
Debts Collected, Brokerage, K«al
Estate nml Auctioneers, Thomson Building, Dunsmuir Avenue,
Cumberland. Phone 17. John Thomson, Manager.
A Methodist Sunday School Picnic
will be held st Roy's lkach on the
Little cubes of metal
Little tubes of ink;
Brains, and the printing presses
Make the millions think
There is no better
way of making the
people of this district think of you
than through an advertisement in
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