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A New lot of clothing Samples in Fall weights and
styles, Scotch tweeds, Eng
lish worsteds and serges.
Let ii.. measure you for a
suit. I I'd guarantee fit.
Campbell Bros.
Iff
THE ISLANDER
New embroidered and silk
Bonnets, Underwear, and
heavy   Shirts,   Underwear
and Cloves at
al Campbell  ros.
THE ISLANDER, CU.MIIK11LAND, B.C., SATURDAY, SEPT. !I0, 1911
Subscription price 31.50 per year
Benevolent   Proteoive
Independent Order
Lions To Open Lodge
This new Friilfli'tiiil Older has a
large membership oh tliu Island;
Mr, Chas. 8. Morris is in town for
the parposool oroMi iz'iig'heahovoui'
dei,of which the mujority of the peo
pie here have heard about, while the
order wes forming i" Mniiahiw.
The Nona mo Onlef of Mons hus
350 members mid are trying to make
it 000 membors hef >r'e the charter closes on Noveiplier 31st, 1911
Although Mr. Morris is la»t >»
the nice In slurt his Order of Lions,
there are quite a number of business men who havo pledged their
assurance to give their utmost help
in forming an  Order of  Lions here.
Among the ofllcers of Nnnaiino
Lodgo are the following:—
Deputy Master, John Oriiigton;
Worthy Master, Al Davis; Worthv
Past Muster, A. E. Hilbertj Worthy
Vice Master, A. Mowat; Financial
Secretary, P. Van Hull-; Recording
Secretary, W. Kemp; Marshall, Geo.
Frost.
Kor further information apply at
A. MoKinnel's store.
Benevolent Protective order of Lions
new forming in this city. An ejcelleut
Bocial autl beneficial order.
B.   P.   I.   O.  L.
But      Peoplo      In        Oat       Umi
Our motto : "We write our brothers
virtues upon tho tablets of uur memory :
Thoir faults upon tho sands."
Only good men invited. Charter fee
$u.00; after charter closes $10.00. Join
now. and protect yourself, family and
children. Five hundred lions fur this
city.
WHAT WE ARE
Wo are a Fraternal Society, founded oil
modem plans, profiting by the experi
ences of older orders. Wo have adopted
tho strong, discarded the week features,
that 'tend to make a successful, stroi.g
and permanent organisation. We now
buast of the largest membershib of any
Fraternal Society in the world for its age,
and havo organizers working in every
couutry where tho white ractjjs represent
ed.
WHO MAY JOIN.
All persons of tho white rso, of good
character, between tho age of eighteen
and liifty, and who are iu good health,
having a legitmate means of support,
tiado, business, or profession.
WHAT WE DO
We help you in business and social
matters. If you moot with business re-
venes wu extend to y- u a helping hand;
in aickiirsi. or accident wo prove tu you.
Wo see that no member is buried in the
putter's li Id, a cause worthy uf .very ir
tilligenl man,» support. Wu provide lo
tho widdow. iVe assist you to get uii-
ploymont.
Wo will slick by you iu adversity sa
wull ai prosperity.
•sluK BENEFITS
Every member gets lor sick ness or ac
cldont 87 IW per week for fifteoll weeks
FUNERAL BENEFITS
Evury member receives (100.00 as fun
oral benefit, sud every member is obliged
to attend all lunorals, unless a satisfactory
cause can bo given for tlieir  non-a'trlld
auce
RELIGION
Every member serves God aocnrdiug to
the dictates of his own cuiiscieure. The
Juw, the Gentile, Piotestant and Cathoiio
are welcomed to this gra..d odor uf tbe
Nineteenth Contury.
RITUALISTIC WORK
li     giand,    buautnul,   subl.mo    a* d
instructive, and   when  yuu   ouce  hava
passed through our inner port .Is you will
be a grander and nobler man.
MONTHLY DUES
All charter members psj 7o en's s'im- ie
llllj ou.s aoo ., in  ii   tip i       i 4u (10
After thu charter is closuu   a   muiiicr-
ship fee of SKI.00.
NOW ORGANIZING
We aro now organising in your cily snd
while ibo charier remains open 11 will
cosi you but l Iio sioail r.um ol (5 00 'j
become a member of this grand   order,
CONCERT GIVEN
GIVEN AT COMOX
Crew of H.M.C.S.Rain
bow Give Most Successful Concert
A vory successful concert followed
by advance was given by the men of
H. M. C. 8. "Rainbow" on Saturday
evening, at the K. of P. Hall, Comox,
the proceeds of wliich were forwardod
to Mr. Waller Gnga, Secretary of the
School Board of the Nob II11 School,
amounting to 121,05.
The singing snd dancing wore exceptionally good and the "Rainbow"
should be proud of the talent she
possesses, and we believe she has
mme who unfortunately did not assist.
The rendering of the songs given by
Mr. Martin, namely, "Oh Love Will
You Be Mine," and "Something Went
Wrong With Thn Works," was very
good indeed, and he lias a quaint way
with him all his own.
The rendering of the songs, namely,
"The Irish Jubilee," "Wedding of
Lauchie MeGraw," and "Delaney.s
Chicken," were rendered iu a thorough
ly Irish style by Mr. Edwards; every,
body enjoyed his singing.
The songs, Sentimental "Where the
River Shannon Flows," ami "I Am
Wearing My Heart Away For You,"
which were rendered by Mr. Obery,
who has a splendid voice was appreciated hy every person in the room,
One of the most enjoyable items
was the Hornpipe danced by hoys
Flair and Howe, accompanied by Mr.
Postman, were so much encored that
they had to repeat their performance
Another iti in was the selection given by the string band, consisting of
Mr. Obery, mandolin; Mr. Martin,
guitar; aud Mr. Iiligh, banjo. The
music waa rendered so well that they
received a tremendous encore.
The string band played for the dan
cers and they were full of praise for
the way in which the different dance
music was rendered; lasl hut nut least
was Mr. Bligh. who was fairly successful iu his rendering of "Waiting at
the Church," "Now I Have to Call
Him Father," and "The Inquisitive
Kiddie," and the "Volunteer Organist"
At the expiration of the dance thu
dancers called for three cheers for thn
mo of ihe 11 M C S "lUluliow"
and it was lustily given, Ixnb by ladies und gentlemen, and the bluejackets gave three hearty cheu s fur die
people of Comox. The whole Milled
oy the istieI playing "Hod Save The
King.'
We. are looking forward to the time
. h n .if -lull iinv ■   ire   pleasure   uf
ro ng the "Rain ow ' ou the plat foi
again; we are-urn they  » II   '■      >
supported.
On In-half of those   concerned wc
must thank the men for the principle-
which pioiopled them to give die en
tertaii.ue-iit in aid of llie Seuoni Funu
Com
EAGLES' FIRST
Enjoyable Time Spent
At Roy's Beach
On Sept. 22nd
On Friday, Sop'emb r 22, Comox
Aerie. lflO.'t, Fraternal Order of Eg„
Ies heltl their First Anniversary by
h ibling n basket pio-nic and sports al
Roy's Beach.
Iu the morning at half past eight
the memlsti's of the Lodge assembled in
the 1.0.0 F. Hall where tbey dressed
themselves in their regalia nf tt"
which, the marshal!, Mr. Andrew
Thomson, assisted by his mascot, little
Tommy Huntley, plnced tli" mouthers
in position for inarching. They then
proceeded, headed by the City Bund,
as I'ar as the flrst railway crossing oil
DuiiKniuir Avenve, where lliey boarded
the train for the Beach.
The day proved to lie an ideal one
and the Eagles took advantage of it
by turning out in large numbers,there
Is-ing no less ihan one hlimited ami
twenty-five in the parade—a very civil
itable showing indeed—antl upon tlieir
arrival al the Heiich were joined by
many from Courtenay ami Comox,
A Cordial invitation was evtended
to Lieut., A. E. I). Moore autl the officers anil sail us of 11. M. C. S.
"Rainbow" by the Lodge, Halting them
to participate in the day's festivities,
to which quite a number gladly re-
poiuled, aud declared themselves as
h ghly pleased with the reception ac
corded them and also with the duy'.-
outiug.
The day's outing wits spout in difl'er
ent forms of amusement. For those
who wished to ihince, the Bund was
tliere to furnish music, a beautiful
platform being provided for lhe dancers.
Tliere were also gasoline launches
placed at the disposal of those who
wished to lake ii ride on tho "briny".
During the afternoon a large programme of sports was held its whicli a
good many took part, autl there wus a
good list of prizes.
The merry pic-nic party arrived
home aliout eight, o'clock, each one declaring themselves as highly phased
with the day's outing.
The day's celebration was brought
toa close liy a dance lining held in the
Cumberland Hull. Murdook's orchestra furnished an excellent programme
of music
Courtenay.
,ua connect yourself with a society tu
which none can point the finger uf scorn
.ml if which yoU'witl be proud to 0..I1
yourself a member.
THE LIONS' MOTTO
•We writ   '.ur B-   he a Virtues up 1
lh    tablets of olll lliOlllol I'hSII lailt's
upon the sands"
Get in nuw and boost your city, and the
best social and benevolent order nn earth
Benevolent   P otective    Independent
Onier nf Lvtia
The strongest oruor ol 11c agu, financially and socially, in the world.
FOR SALE—Forty hives of bees;
will sell cheap.     Apply to Kd. Creech,
Courtenav,  II. t'.
Mrs. Williams, dressmaker and
milliner, op;j.>.sit.e opera houae,
Coiirtt.n ty.
s,.|iti -».|ii:iti
,\li. .1 O. Shorn l.ita opened up a
Ui 1 and s'lneiiiakiog es   blishmeiit in
(Jiiurro'iav, ii the b tent of Vlr. W.
Willoiil's luirnessslui|       Mr.   Shorn
...iht's til     pll   lie  to llllileiNtlind    thai
.   „, . • , iy     f nl   lo 'Is   ol
repairing,     with   no tuess,   aeuuraoy
and dispatch
Look out for next week's chanfc
of Ad in our space on the bick
ptigo. Some fine five ac e blocks
near Cumberland will be put on
he market Bates and Hardy, Cor;
veyancers, Auctioneers and Real
Estate Agents, Courtenay B. C.
Phone IO.
CLEMENTS IS
NOW SECURE
Mr. Clement's Majori
ty Is Now Sixty-
Three
As the belated re'nrns f om the 'a' set
erated polling stations of thc Comox-Atlin
district come in there stems tvery resson
10 believe that return of Mr. H. 8. Clements, the Cansrvative candidate, is secure. The latest stations heard from are
Quttsinoaiid Rivera Inlet where the vote
was as follows:
Clement     Boss
Q"atsino 18       6
Ki vf rs Inlet 14       6
Mr Clements' mojority is now 63
There are still snme polling stations to be
heard frum, but they are all small and are
mure likely than not to swell still further
the majority uf the Conservative Candidate,
Correspondence.
Editor, The Islandbr
Mr. Editor:—
lt was with a great doul of ninuiemenl
1 ruitd "UeciprucityV letter in * recent
iisue of Tho Cumberland News,
Wben I left home years ago I got a
i;<>od piece of advice which was to the ef
feet, 1 should never heed the insinuation*
of fools, or listen to the chatter of tame
apes. I have always abided by this ad
vice, su 1 pass t ver "Reciprocity" witb
ihu contempt thu "pact" received fiom
the people uf Canada.
Nuw that 1 have had my little say in
ihu past election, and got a lot of si uii
out of my system, 1 am next going to get
my axe sharpened for my Conservative
friendi (?) in tbe Provincial House.
Tbe way I intend to gut aftor our lo
al member in particular, and the party
in general, will make my late frlenda o
tbe Conservative Party think 1 am re.
uiving une thousand dollars a minute
from the Liberals, while I am on tht
platform.
When either uf these to parties have an}
strings on me I will make either or botl
come out and say so, aa it is my inten-
ti hi to whipauw them alternately until
such times aa they will do what ia right
by the people, which is a long way off.
When "Reciprocity" mentioned Mr.
William Bowser coming to the meeting
in md automobile he should have stateo
that the buby carnage which he came ii>
waa al thu duor wailing, a monument t
tliu fact of his having entered
liU second childhood. Pass him
thu teething ring and let him use the
l.iliy rattlu instead of a pen hereafter
Vours ever,
COLIN CAMPBELL.
A Urge number attended  Comox Fan
«      \\ • dftj       ll    I •*   been    fttftteo
Iih'   Ui  ntti'udancu  * U the largest thai
has ever  buuti iu the history of  Comox.
In the baseball gamo which was piny
ed between Courtenav mtd Cumberland
un Wediiwtoyj Cum rrland defwH i
Courtenay lu a  ciuae  game—auuiu Uu.
FOR SALE-Telephone polls and ce
dar | outs. Apply ti Alex. Gray, Cum
bui land.
FOU 8ALE—Two cowi, 7 and 8 yrs
old, giving two gallons of milk eaoh a
day. Will be sold ata bargain. Apply
to N. R. Couk, I'nion Bay.
FOR 8ALE-20 ft. motor launch, 6:7
iiorsu   power, two cylinder   Fairbanks
FOR SALE—Twenty-two young Berk
ahiru pigs, tifteen weeks old, will deliver
at Union Bay for $U.OO each, if lot are
uki'ii at once* Apply to F. C. Jones
Coombs P. O.
Mrs. Si mm 3 will give pianoforte Ips-
xons nt her house uny (ime liy appoint
mt'nl except Tuesdays. Address Camp,
Cumlierlaiid.
FOR SALE—Tho Cumberland Cafe.
For particulars apply at the Cafe.
FOR SALB—Three business premises
Irt good location mi DutitffliUlr Avenue.
For particulars apply Mrs. A. Jones.
LOCAL ITEMS
OF INTEREST
Personal  And    Other
Locals of Daily
Happenings
If you want a Good Photo of the
Kids or Yourself or the House or imy
thing that can be photographed See
JIMMIE UOW AN The Man With
The Camera. Eilll«r SI DUALS Tailor
Shop or P.O.Box 64 will catch him.
We are pleased to aee Ihe familiar
f-ice of Mr. 11. J. Theobald once ngain,
who haa juat came tlow n from tbo upper
eountry. Mr. Theobold iiiteiidH resid
ing here for the present and will eon
thine ih hia old line of business, name
ly; painting, paperhanging. Those who
need anything in that Hue should not
forget Mr, Theobald aa he ie an expert
in that line of business.
Mr, and Mra. Jones, of the Cresent
Hotel Nnnaiino came up on the Princess
Mary on laat Tuesiluy night ami returned homo on Friday morning While
here they were the guests of Mrs, Thos.
J. Lewis. They visited every place t>f
importance, includeing the Comox Fair,
and were highly pleased with Cumber-
laud and ita surroundings,
Xm»i ia near at hand and you will
want Xmas Cards. A PHOTO ia the
boat XMAS CARD and Jimmie Rowan
oan make a guud PHOTO. 8EE HIM,
The report of the Comox Agricultural Show failing to arrive for this
issue, we have been compelled to
leave out, but hope to favor our patrons hy its publication in our nexl
issue, wheu a full report will be
given.
Returna still coining in from the polling ststinniin theOnim Atlin constit
uency cerve tu swell the majority of Mr.
H. 8- Clements, the Cmieervatives candidate, whon election now seems to be assured making a solid seven Conservatives
returns from firtish Columbia to the
Dominion House.
Robert Webster left last aeek for Portland Oregon.
Jamea Webster arrived home from
Vancouver en Tuesday laat, where he had
been undergoing treatment at the General Hospital, fur stomach treuble.
Mr. and Mrs. Merrifield arrived home
from Nanaimo by Sunday's boat.
Mr. D. Hunden will have charge ul
hospital aud government building sewei
construction, whioh will begin iuimedi
ately.
Mr. R. J. Olasebrook, Deputy Oman-
mer of tbe Canadian Order uf Beavers
was a paaaeuger on the Princess Mary
on Friday. Mr. Olaaebrnuk went
down to Vancouver tu attend the big
meeting ol the Beavers in that city to
night of whioh there are BOO strung Oi
his return, whioh will be on Tueaday t-v
filing, he will be accompanied by Mr
Perry Van Horn, Provincial Organizer,
who is coining up to attend the big meet
iug here which will bo announced later,
On to-ino row afternoon at 2 .'10 a mast
meeting of the mine workers of Cumberland will be held in the Cumberland
Hall, when Mr. David Irving Hastings
Pa. and Mr. John Britton, Macdaster.
Okla., national organisers of the United
Mine Workers of America, will address
the meeting nu the aims and ubjucis ul
the U. M. W. All mine wurkors are re
quested to attend. (>. Pettigrew, Island
Organiser.
Mens Clothing, Overcoats, Hats
and oaps, Swenter Coats, Children
Clothing nnd Overcoats, Sweaters
NEW LODGE
OEING ORGANIZED
Benevolent   Order   Of
Beavers Being Organ
ized In This City
A colony of the above order ia no*
lieing formed in this City by Deputy
Supreme Organizer, H. T, Langford
antl Deputy Organizer W. E. Dandy.
Other organizers are already in the
Held extending the scope of the flrot
Benevolent snd Fraternal Order ev.x
started in Western Canada. Colonies
liavu already been formed in Ladysmith, Kamloops, Vnncouver, Victoria,
Calgary and Nanaimo, and othera are
preparing to leave for every city in the
West both in the United States and
Canada. The aim of every Organizer
is to make it a complete success and
a credit to Canada as a whole, and
British Columbia in particular
It is a Fraternal Society founded on
modern plans profiting by the experi-
enee of older orders adopting the strung
and discarding the wenk features thnt
tend to make a successful strong and
permanent orgnnization. All persona
between the age of eighteen and fifty
may join who are in good health and
have a legitimate means nf support.
If you meet with business reverses yon
arc extended a helping hand and in
sickness or accident you will lie provided fur receiving free medieine aad
medical service and $7.00 per week, or
liy adoption of the subordinate lodga
110.00 per week.
The Order provides |100 as a Inner
al benefit and every member is obliged
to attend all funernls, unless a satisfae
tory cause cnn he given for non-attendance.
Kvery member serves God according
to tho dictates of his own conscience.
This Organization recognizes no
political party and no political discuss-
ion will Ihi allowed in the lodge or club
rooms
The ritualistic work is Orand, Beautiful, Sublime and instructive, and when
you have once passeilthrough the inner
porta'* you will be a grander aad
nobler man.
The chatter or Membershipfee|5.00
and after the charter closes $25.00.
In Western Canada we have be>n
wanting lodge of this kind for yearn and
realizing this some uf Victoria's moat
prominent business men decided tha
time wns ripe to start a grand Society
mil bentfkinl order, and nam* it
fter our national animal the Beaver
•t ith the Grand Lodge in Victoria. .
Any further information disired can
is; obtained from the Organizers at the
Cumberland Hotel.
Toques underwear eto. new ln It r
Fall       CAMP3KLL BK03.
Womens & Misses Coats, Dnm
loods, Jerseys, Knit Kimonos,
Sinuses Shawls, and Fascinators,
Underskirts Night Oownt, ato.
lust opened up for Fall and Winter
it      CAMPBFLL   BROS.
A few days ago, thore occurred in Vancouver, the marriage of one of our most
prominent and respected citizens, Mr,
Peter McBride, who wu united la the
holy bonds nf matrimony to Min Barbara
■Sang, Helenaburg Scotland. Mr. and
Mn. McBride will make their home in
Cumberland. Mr. McBride having purchased the residence recently oooupied by
Mr. O. P. Stevens. Thk IsuNnsa wishes
the happy cuuple loug life and happinew.
Prepare your'olf for the Young Briton's
Grand Manquarade tn be given ia tha
Cumberland Hall on Friday aveningOot,
22nd.
WANTED- Holders of acreage, land
in vioinity of Victoria, Oak Bay ol
Saanich distriot Must be oloaa* ia Apply box 78? Victoria, B. 0.
FOU SALE-Two horses suitable for
T»ny kind-of-wnrkrweightl7ToTrTwai~
dred.   Apply to  Herman   Helm  Cape
Lazo, B. 0. THE  ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND,  B.C.
"F UN "
(lly W. Carey Wonderly)
Bruce, imniacutalely groomed, a cigarette between bia lips, eamo oil of the
pier und started up tbe Boardwalk toward his hotel. It was a deliriously
coo!, starlit night, with salt air blowing straight, from Mir ocean. Iio hum
med thf chorus of a .son^j thc band had
played, and walked without haste, on
joyiiig tho scone lo its utmost.'
A dozen paces on, n girl in white
looked in his eyes and smile.!. Off eamo
Bruce's hat, and ho Uurried to hor side,
(inly tn .stop, nonplussed, when he saw
lier face plainly in tlic glare of an
arc liglit. »siii* was young, very pretty,.
iiml siuipi) yet tastefully dressed, but
Bruce was sure ho had uovor seen her
beforo.
"I beg yuur pardon—I'm afraid I've
made a  mistake," he apologized. ,,
"I'm afraid I've mado a mistake,"
answered thc girl, with a ghost of n
smile ' • I Hi might you were- -some-
body else."
''Are you expecting sonic one? May
I bo of any service?" Hrueo asked.
She hesitated, gave him a little
glaoeo out of tho tail of her eye, then
Unshed   scarlot.
"I—I'm all right," she Bald. "Don't
mind me, Ves, I 'in expecting a—a
friend 1 don'l. know why she doesn't
come,    What lime is it. pleasof"
"It's five minutes to eleven," Bruce
said, showing hor his watch.
She nodded her thanks prettily, and
pushed several stray locks of hair into
place with a quaint, foreign gesture of
her ringloss hnndv Tho gesture seemed
familiar to Bruce.,. He glanced at her
again No, ho had Hover seen the girl
before.
"it was un wise of your friend to
loavo you here alone like this," he ventured presently.
"Oh, I'm all right," she said again,
and he noticed thnt she'spoke with a
slight aceout. "Rose had a headache,
so she went across to the drug-store. I.
didn't go with hor, because I love it
bore- -the ocean aud tho air and the
sky."
"It ts jolly," he responded, with a
wholesome smile. "Do yuu know, often
I'vo sat up unlit daybreak, in one of
those pavilions, .pisl watching the sea.
J can't get enough of it, somehow."
She shaded her eyes with oik; hand
and looked out across tho water. Thim,
with a sigh and i slight raising of her
shoulders, she  turned  and   faced  him.
'' May I ask you the time again?
Uose is fearfully ftug.''
It was five ini nute.- pasl the huur,
and the girl hi) her lips as she leaned
slightly forward to nee the watch in his
hand.
"I wonder," she said presently, "if
her head has become worse and she has
gono home. That would be unlike Uose,
but she was suffering terribly."
"Would you libit to walk over to the
ding store and oak if they've ween
hor?" quostioned  Bruce.
"Noo; I'd detter not leave here, I
think/" she answered. "If she should
come hack, and find  me gone——"
She beat her hands together .softly
with a sort of unconsciousness, and began anxiously to watch the passers-by.
All that wiiii tiesf; within Bl'UCO—liUCs
. he wus a clean hoy withal—rose up in
protection of (his girl, and he glared
savagely at the men wdio looked her
way and smitcri.
Ton minutes passed In' silence.
"Boss' did not return. Hrueo noticed
that liis companion's hair was simply
done, and that her white frock was
girlish and pretty. Altogether, she was
charming and wholesome looking. There
was likewise a piquant charm about
hor voice: she accented certain words
in u quaint, pretty way, and her gestures   wore   I'nrtjign    yet   familiar.
"What lime is it now.'" she asked
suddenly, afler it long silence.
"It is twenty "minutes past cloven,"
ho answered.
Sin- moved awny from the railing, a
tiny fold hotween her brows.
"I must go," she announced. "It is
quite late. Itnsc must have gone
home.''
"I think myself she must have,''
Bruce said in turn.
The girl nodded and gave him a little
smile.
"Ves. Then I will go myself. Thanks,
and- -good night."
"Stop—you muat let ine get you a
chair I " he cried, detaining her. She
made a grimace.
"Never! I dotosf rolling chairs."
"Thon yon must (el tue walk with
you."
She drew herself up and  frowned.
" I do not know vou." she said. Then,
with a smile and quite graciously:
"Vou are kind, hul. il is not necessary.
1 hine only a short distance tn go—
tny hotel is just down that avenue. Hut
I 'thank   you.    (loud night again."
Hut  Bruce was determined,
" Vou can 'I go home alone!'' he
crloil. "Why, it is gottllig very luto—
you don't understand, I take II yon
are a foreigner forgive mc, hut your
viieo, j nut gesture*. 11' not a lOuro
poun. yon nro certainly Kurope hred;
and, frankly it t, not safe for you t«
go aliout  nloue here after dark."
" I am md. afraid," she said scorn
fully, and the accent  was rno-f  mark
ed. '
"Still,   1   must   insist —"
"No!"
"Vou don't understand "
" I'd  rather ymi wouldn't.''
"Hut f must. I shouldn't feel right
Jotting vou off this way by yourself.
Oh, don't misunderstand my motive,
please. I I am thinking of yon. It
is because your friend doesn't under
stand thnt she has gone home without
you. I simply can'I let you go by yourself."
"Please!"
ff Bruce had noticed, she bad dropped her accent and had grown very
pale, She ehtHped.her hands, but her
gesture   was  homegrown.
"Please! Vou are good, but—I mast
go alone," she repeated.
Bruce took her arm and piloted her
across the Boardwalk to the avenue she
had indicated.
"I will go wilh von fo the steps of
your hotel, i shouldn't feel right if
I didn't. It's perfectly all right. This
iH the American way, you know."
She went first white, then roil. Ono
moment her head was ou fire; thu noxt,
ibo was shivering. She hung heavily
on Bruce's arm.
"What is the name of your hotel?"
he asked, as they left the Boardwalk
aud turned down the avenue.
She moistened her lips with hcr
tongue.
"The Avona,'' she said, almost in
a whisper.
"Kht      I   beg   your   pardon--what
name did you suy?" be nsked quickly.
And she repeated, this time distinctly   and   with   a   sort   of   helplessness:
" Avona."
lle nodded, and they walked briskly
down between the two rows of hotols
and cottages. The girl breathed more
freely, and she repeated the gesture of
smoothing hack her hair with her hand
The Avona was at the end of the
uvenue. It was a moderately large
house, with verandas, aud a bright elec
trie light ahove the door. Several girls
hung nver the porch rail; others talked
with  young  men   along the  sidewalk.
BrucO pulled his hat a little over his
laee wheu the girl stopped at the stops
•'It's   rather nice here, and convon
lont-   near the beach.'' she said apolo
get ii-ally        '' I 've     heen     here     threo
months.''
" Vou're  fortunate,"  he said,
"Ves. am  I  not?" she smiled.
A   little   awkward   silence   followed.
Two girls passed up the steps, and one
nodded  and  said.  "Hello,   Nora."  On
the porch a girl was humming a song
about   a   gent Ionian   called   "Cutoy
and a  bitty who  was anxious to learn
who tied iiis cravat.    Hrueo's compan
ion  listened and  frowned.
Suddenly she turned as if to go in.
't'ho girls on the sidewalk had parted
with tlieir friends and run up thc
steps to the porch with grins, nods, and
"hollos." The girl had returned nouo
of them, however, She looked angry
and  sullen.
"I must go in," she said, at last
"Oood night and thnnk you. But it
wasn 'I. necessary. 1 wish—you had
n't."
" f feol hotter now that 1 know you
have reached home safely,'' bo told
her.
"Still 1 didn't want you to." she
said,
She was silent a moment, then, with
a quick glance at him, she drew hack
iuto the shadow. Hut Bruce had seen
her face. It was hot and rod and mis
orable.   '
.'Listen," she said hurriedly. "I'm
not what you thought-that's why I
didn't want you to come home with me.
Vou thought I was—different, at first
didn't you?—a gentlewoman. But. I'm
not. This is the Avona Cottage. There
are two hundred and seventy live girls
who live here, and they all work at
the Queonsbury-Ranelagh, I'm n wait
ress.''
She stopped, and there was a sob in
her voice. Quickly Bruce realized that
a world rested on his next words, He
said very quietly:
"Well, what has thnl to do with you
and   me?"
" I thought -1 didn't know." she
gasped. Then, fiercely: "It's no dis
grace. I'm not ashamed of it. I'm
earning au honest living, ain't I? I'm
a hello girl in Philly in the winter, but
I've always wanted to come here—for
a long time, I mean and there was no
othor way. I get five dollars a week
and my hoard—everything's tine, too.
And tips, of course. They are never
less than a dollar a day—often more.
It's no disgrace bolng a waitress. Of
course   my   people   didn't   want   tne   to
come   here,  hut    And  J've  U>ts  of
pretty clothes. This dress is just like
one I saw Hi llie Burke have on the
othor night, Not imported, and the
material is not so fine maybe-, hut it's
good and in splendid taste—I know
that much, I'm all the time studying
the people in the dining-room. Why.
even you spoke of my accent and my
gestures! Foreign, Kurope bred I 1 've
never been a hundred miles from home
in my life. But I've watched people.
I've got a black dress-black and cling
ing, with a train -and when I put it
on and sit down, I look like a very tall,
very slim woman-and I'm not ut all.
Vou know who 1 meau-t-that Russian
actress—that's it! Well, I'vo waited
on her, and listened and watched all
the time, Thnt gesture is hers, and the
accent. When she found out my name
is Nora, she was, oh, so sweet to met
She likes tho name, she says. i. nevor
did— until I learned sho wus crazy
about it. All her friends talk to her
aliout her Norn. . . Of course., it's
not as genteel as being iu an olliee. but
the pay's good, and thoy treat you
grand. It's no disgrace --it's no disgrace!"
" No,   it s   uo   disgrace,      answered
Bruce gravely. "That is not where you
mado n  mistake."
"Where, then?" she flashed.
"When   you   smiled   at   mc   ou   the
Boardwalk,"   he   told   her.   "Vail   did,
dldn'l   youf"
"Yo-es."
" Why*"
Sho turned upon him fiercely, and
agitlli Iho sob rose passionately in her
voice.
" li was only lun a girl's got to
have some fun. hasn't she? 1 didn't
mean any harm. And I can take care
of myself -well, yes! . . Here 1 am;
I 'vo gol nlco clothes, and I know how
to act. how to behave myself. My man
tiers are hotter than manv persons' I
wait mi at lhe Quoousbury-Ranelagh, I
want to go out. to have ll little fun,
with with nice men—that's it. Nice
num. ... I knew plenty of -waiters and chauffeurs nnd clerks. 1 don't
like them, don't want them. They all
have red hands, comb their hair wrong,
and wear impossible neckties. I~-I like
you," she confided with a sudden burst
of childlike naivete. "You're not so
good looking as .(oe, mnybe, but your
clothes—the way you wear them, the
way vou talk, walk, act- — ! 1 don't
like "the other sort, although Joe is
kind and thoughtful. He's a bookkeeper. That's better than n waiter,
isn't it?"
•'If he's a good  bookkeeper, yes,
said  Bruce.
"(I'm, Joe's ever so clever," she
returned.
"Woll, if he's kind and thoughtful
and clever—- Look Tiero, what do
you want!" he asked, almost roughly.
"Be wears rod tins and purple
.socks." she said slowly. "Of course
he's nice, but—why doesn't ho dress
liko vuu do! I want to go around with
nice mon. I see them in the dining-
room, notice* what they wear just ae I
do what the women wear, and they've
spoiled me for Joe's kind. ... I
mean no wrong. And honestly, boforo
tonight, 1 never smiled at a man I
didn't know. But I looked so nice, and
1 thought, all of a sudden, how lovely
it would bo to go rolling up the Board
walk, in a chair, with a mnn liko you
—your sort, you know. So—so I smil
od. I meant no barm. I wouldn't oven
have got out of the chair. . . And
i hadn't moaut for you to bring mo
liome here, because then you'd know
just what 1 am. Some people look
down on a waitress. But it'a no dis
grace!"
Bruce pulled out his watch, It was a
quarter to twelve.
'' Wo '11 both he lined.'' he said,
showing her the time. "Look here,
you 've heen honest with me, so here
goes: 1 work, I am a waiter, at the
Ashbourne,"
"No!"
• < Yee.''
"But vou are—different," she gasp
ed.
"1 work in tho dining-room, ami I
watch people the same as you do,"
Bruce explained airily, '' Why don 'l
ynu take J00 in hand, now?- show him
how to get himself together decently.
You know."
'' Yos, I know," she said slowly.
"And due's a clever fellow, too,"
" l>o It," he urged.
"Maybe I cnuld." Then, in wonder*
ment: "You a waiter! I'd never have
guessed it. And I 've known dozens
of them. Vou look like Donald Hriau."
" I beg your pardon?'' frowned
Bruce.
"The actor—he's grand." she explained,
Bruce turned to go; the girl started
np the steps,
'' Fifteen minutes late,'' she said,
with a sigh. "How much do they line
you at tiie Ashbourne for coming in
late?"
lie started, changod color, and cough
od behind his hand.
" A whole lot—they 're rohbers up
there. Well, good-night. Try yuur
hand on .loe, won't yuu?"
"Yes, I guess I will." She nodded
her head and smiled at him. "flood-
night."
She was gone, and the man turned
again up the avenue towards the cottage section.
"Boor little thing." he suid. Be
took off his hat and let the cool, salt
air soot lie his aching head. "T hope
I've turned  Ihe trick—-1   hope so. Ood!
fun!"
THE   TALLEST   OF   TALL   BUILDINGS
Work is now in progress at Broad
way and Barclay Stroet, on the foundations of one of those huge stoel-and-
coucrote olfico buildings, wliich are such
a characteristic feature of the modern
architecture of New York Oity. The
Woolworth Building, as it will be called, will have a frontage of about 156
feet nu Broadway, between Barclay
Street and Bark IMaco, and it. will extend into the block for a depth of
about -"'I feet. Its most distinguishing characteristic, at least to the popular eye. will be its great height, for its
crownint> element, ball or lantern, or
linial, or whatever it may be called,
will stand exactly 77"» feet above the
street level.
At the site there is the characteristic
deep bed of quicksand, and through
this the foundations nre now being
carried down everywhere to solid rock,
whieh is about UO feet bolow the sidewalk. Hence the structure, from low-
st foundation to its topmost point,
will   hnve a  total   height  of  SS"> foot.
'fhe main building, whieh will eo'cr
the whole urea except fnr a 35 by !)G
foot interior roar court, will contain
.'11 stories, and above this there will rise
from the centre of the Broadway facade
a great tower, SI by Sti feet square,
which will extond, witli vertical walls,
to the GOth floor, with an offset at the
42nd floor, where the dimensions are
reduced to 1(9 by 71 feet, aud at the
17th floor, where there is a further reduction to Ml by 01 feet. The height
from the sidewalk to the 31st floor,
which marks the top of the main roof,
will be 401) foet. The lower extends
another 'J70 feet, from thc :ilst to the
50th floor, making the height above
sidewalk to this point 070 foet. Here
it is surmounted by a pyramid which is
54 feet square al the Oaso, in whieh are
live additional floors and an observation
gallery, the last-named being at an elevation of 7'Ml foet above the sidewalk.
Thore are two floors below street lev*
and the general height of each stnry
throughout is 18)6 feet. The Wool
worth Building is designed in accord
an CO with the building code of this city,
which allows 150 pounds per square
foot load on the first and basement
floors and 75 pounds per square foot
on each nf the ether floors. When we
remember that a uniform wind pressure
of 'Ml pounds per square foot over tho
whole snrfaeo of the building has been
provided Pu", M mn be understood tbnt
lhe stresses frum wind alone reach enormous figures. The maximum direct
compression from wind pressure on une
single column of the building reaches
2,500,000 pounds, tu which must bc added 200,000 pounds delivered from the
portal bracing,
The steel framework nloue will contain 20,000 Ions of steel. Its various
columns will be supported on 00 piers
of partly reinforced concrete, which are
now being sunk to solid ruck at nn
average depth of 110 feot below street
level. Except where conditions call for
rectangular shapes, the caissons are
cylindrical, nnd they vary from 8 feet
'.\ inches to 18 feet 0 inchos in dinmetor.
They arc loaded to a maximum of .18,
tons per square foot. Generally speaking, the axes of the columns stand in
line with the axes of the caissons; but
in some cases they are plnced eccentrically, and their lend is transferred
to the centre of the caisson by means
of heavy steel girders acting as cantilevers. These girders are very massive
nnd stiff, being as much as 2 inches iu
thickness in the web, and having an
average depth of S feet, with a maximum weight of 00 tons.
From the 55th to the 50th floor, the
inclined members of the pyramid tnke
care of the wind stresses. From the
50th to the 47th floor, deep floor girders with solid gusset plates serve the
same purpose. From thc 42nd to the
-8th floor, the exterior wall columns
are braced against the wind by extra
deep wall girders, and by knee braces,
reaching well into thc contre of each
stnry.       From   the   28th   floor   to   the
street, every panel between the outside
columns facing Broadway and the op-
potnto fnce of the building is stiffened
by a full depth web portal with heavy
flanges. Transversely to Broadway,
the bracing is by means of single portals, reaching across the full width of
tbe tower.
There are in thc building 60 main
columns of closed box section. The
maximum load on a single column
reaches tho enormous figure of 4,750
tons, und this column measures at the
base, '-' feet 0 inches by 3 feet S inches,
the total cross section of metal being
(150 square inches. Tho architect of the
building, Mr. Cass Gilbert, and hiB consulting ami designing engineer, Mr.
(lunvald Aus, are to be congratulated
on the design. Thc Scientific American
has frequently suggested that for good
architectural efl'ect it would be advisable, in those tall buildings, to accentuate the vertical lines at the expense
of the horizontal. Mr. Gilbert has
done this to a marked degree, and in
his treatment of the towor ho has tu
troducod those open-work pinnacles or
" tower ottos," if we may coin a word,
which the medieval builders used to
such hnppv ell'ect In the towers of thoir
Gothic cathedrals.
The exterior walls are to by built of
granite up to the fifth floor ,and above
that of terra cctta. Tho building will
be served by 20 elevators, all of which
will be thoroughly flroproot'od; also
there will be four commodious fire
escapc stairways, widely separated
from oue another, and each built in a
fireproof shaft. The structural stool
will hnvo a coating of nne inch of
cement mortar; their interior spaces
will be filled in solid with concrete or
mortar, and the whole will bo inclosed
in a shell of terra cotta 3 inches thick.
There will be no wood whatovor nor
any inflammable substance in tho building. Boors, windows und trim will be
of presesd steel, floors of mosaic, and
exposed exterior windows will be glazed
with wire clamps.
DOMESTICATING   THE   OSTBICH
The Hagenbeck ostrich farm at Stol
liugen, near Hambourg, was founded
three years ago, and is growing rapidly
in size. It wns Mr. Hagenbeck's
theory that the ostrich, although a na-
tive of tropical or hot countries, would
thrive in colder localities, and as a result be stronger in health and grow a
heavier coat of feathers, During the
three years that the Stellingen farm
has been in existence this theory has
been proved to be correct.
ln South Africa and iu other warm
countries ostrich feathers are plucked
regularly nt the end of every nine
months, this being tbo usual time required for the bird to grow a new coat,
but in Hamburg, owing to the cold weather, tho feathers can bo plucked only
in the spring of the yonr, the birds
lieing housed in the winter months except on dnys of sunshine, and (l I way a
at night. During those housing per
bais the leathers become broken, and,
while they are still of value, they are
less so thnn feathers plucked in good
condition at  the right, season.
Apart from this, the general henlfh
of the birds is all that could be desired,
the rate of mortality being extremely
low. Occasionally during the housing
months a bird breaks its leg and must
be killed, but this does not occur frequently. Tliere is one healthy bird in
the collection with a broken neck, frai
tured by being caught in the duor of
the housing barn.
It is Mr. Hagenbeck'd intention to
install a feather manufacturing plant
nt the Stellingen farm this summer.
At present, in addition to the farm at
Stellingen, ho possesses one in German
West Africa, and ground has been pur
chased and everything is bolng put iu
shape for a large farm at I'irnno, near
Trieste, the climate of which Mr. Hag
eubeck considers most advantageous,
It is the int i'lll ion to 'bring feathers
from these latter two farms to tho one
at   Rtollingen   to   be manufactured for
the  trade.
Tin1 incubator is used for hatching at
Stellingen, but the hen setting method
is considered by all experts to be preferable. There i- some difliculty in
hatching the eggs by menus of au in
[Mlhator und close attention must be
paid, for the shells of the eggs are so
tough that the young ostrich is unable
to free itself, and help must come ut
the right time from without, ft generally takes about nine weeks to hatch
an ostrich in the incubator. Another
peculiarity of a baby ostrich is that it
will not eat when alone, and at the
Stellingen fnrm there is a large-sized
ordinary duck of common breed which
nets ius fuster mother to all the young
birds when lirst hatched. Observation
shows thut the duck appreciates its
duties ami lhat the result is satisfae
tnr v.
THE KERQUELEN ISLANDS
Prance is beginning tn take au in
teres! in die Kerguelen Islands, disci, vered b\ the French navigator Kor
guolon Treninroc in 177-. According
to Komi Boissiere, who, with his bro
ther, has devoted himself to the devel
npment of these islands, they will .-nun
become a prosperous colony,
Thev contain no trees, but an im
inoiiso quantity of u fodder plant, i
species of cub bfl go, whicli is eilgO'ly
enlen by horses, sheep, pigs, and rabbits. Babbits, rats, and mice are tiie
only indigenous animals. There is
also a single bird, the shcathhill, which
lives in company with the Bca-birds.
Thc sea elephants, which had been practically exterminnted by 1840, are now
again very numerous. The waters
round the islands nlso abound in
whales, anil it is upon the whale and
sea elephant fishery that tho hopes of
dsvolnpiiiff a useful colony rest.
ORIENTAL EGGS
The Chinese are great eaters of eggs.
which they take " hard-boiled." These
nre to be hnd in all the road side places
for refreshment. Wliile the Chinese
have an expression "eggs of a hundred yeurs," it must not be understood
that their eggs are always a century
old, though one may be able to get
them of many years' standing.
The Celestials evince a preference for
the egg of the duck or of thc goose.
These are placed with aromatic horbB
slaked lime for a varying period,
the minimum being, it is snid. five or
six weeks. Under the influence of
time the yolk liquidates and takes on a
dark green color, and the white coagulated and becomes greon.
Logging Through the Air
The Use of Machinery Haa Silled Uie Romance of tbe Old-Fashioned
Canadian Logging Camp
Away back in the days when the
"Kadinmadaiay"—as certain of tho
old mothers in Israol wore wont to pronounce "Beading Made Easy"—form-
od the chief factor in the literary portion of a rural Ontario education;* when
maple sup was boiled dowu in monster
kettles and predigested breakfast foods
were less heard of than automobiles,
'"gging WUB n matter of horny-handed
and unremittent toil. Ontario was
cleared by axes uud saws in the hands
of untiring pioneers, and a dinky, horsepower sawmill in the bush was a luxury.
What was truo of Ontario apptiod, for
the most part, to every portion of wonderful, tree-covered, early America.
Thon came the salad days of the lumbermen uud the picturesque features we
always associate with logging operations-especially in Kastorn Canada,
where the French CunndianB added color and romance to the hard work - were
developed. Bit by bit the ruthless
war reduced the units of forest, nnd
once vast stretches of woodland be
came thinned as thi' hair on a worried
head.
Naturally, during this progress the
old hand method of logging was discarded for something more adequate.
The strong, backwoods teams witli their
skilful drivers; the skid roads and the
costly logging trails wore introduced
and later shared their work with the
useful donkey engine. Now, with the
primeval forest making its last magnificent stand along tho vast reaches
of the Pacific Coast, modern science hus
eliminated practically all waste, and
incidentally, the individual importance
of either man or beast has dwindled
most remarkably. The time is right at
hand when the great trees, rearing thoir
branches iu somo far wilderness of
bush, will be whisked down, carried off,
and reduced to dressed lumber entirely
by machinery!
It is peculiarly fitting that this perfection of log handling should materialize where King Timber is making
his last stand nnd that the Inst stand
should be made in British Columbia,
where timber is perhaps the greatest
asset of tho Province, It is almost impossible for one has never been among
real timber to realize what some of
the stands of British Columbia timber
aro like. Thero is no doubt that it
is Ihe litiOBt timber of its kind in the
world.
The immense areas ot this market
able limber, the great size of tho
trees, and the density of the stands,
especially on Vancouver Island, have
attracted the attention of the lumber
men of the world. It is on Vancouver
Island—a large island some eighty
miles from the mainland, which con
tains the capital city of Victoria—that
this timber is at its best, ami here,
where some of it may be reached by
excellent automobile roads, it forms one
of the mnny attractions for tourists.
When it is stated thai single acres of
timber on Vancouver Island will produce as much lumber as one hundred
acres nnywdiore in the east, some idea
of its density is gained. As for the
quantity of it, it has been estimated by
experts that there is suflicient market
aide timber standing on Vancouver Is
laud today to supply thirty four of the
largest, modern double sawmills, run
ning stendily night ami day, for one
hundred years. This does not take
into account the growth that would occur during that time.
Thore are three districts on the is
land where the timber at present being
worked is most dense--in tin* Jordan
lliver country; around Albernie, and
to the northward of the town nf
Couiox. It is in the heart of 60,000
ucres or* some of the finest forest in
the latter district thut one of lhe largest nud most, modern lumbet camps
in the world is situated. Here tho
modern art of handling timber has arrived at its highest development. The
belt of timber thus tapped is a part
of the old original Nanaimo Kail way
grunt, and it is unique in that the land
is flat.
To properly handle this great belt of
standing lumber the company constructed a stnndnrd-gage railroad from
Comox north to the valley of the
Campbell Kiver ami covered, with side
lines, the property. This road is so
solidly and substantially constructed
that it might be used at any time as
a regular railroad line. Tho care exercised in its building is amply repaid
in the time saved by the extra heavy
loads it is possible to haul over it. The
unique feature of this camp at present,
however, is what is known us tho cable
way skidder, A strong cable is rigged between two giant trees, one of
them alongside the railway line, the
other at the farthest border of the
area beiug worked. Smaller cables,
with special hooks, the whole strung
thruugh sliding blocks, depend from
the main cable and are gevomod by a
powerful stationary ougtiio. By this
Ingenious method logs are picked np
as they lie and shol thruugh the air
to the railroad line. There they are
drop|icd neatly iu position uu special
flat cars ready for transportation to
Ihe water.
This method of skidding logs not
only saves infinite timber and labor,
but it delivers tho logs free from dirt
and grit which become ground into
thom by tho old method, and often
prove disastrous to the saws ut tho
mills. As for tiie work savod by
this aerial logger, the render can figure
it out from the facts that the belt under operation cuts over seventy thousand feet to the acre and tho trees
average two hundred feot high. The
skidders now in use at the Mackenzie
and Munn camp have a capacity of one
hundred thousand feet of logs a dny
each.
With the logs londed on the big flat
cars the train is made up. Tliere ure
usually forty loaded cars to a train.
Powerful locomotives—the latest arrival is the biggest engine on the island
—are used to haul theBe trains to salt
wnter. Once there the work of unloading is mere child's play. Specially constructed machines unload a
whole car at a time and the forty cars
are cleared off in a jiffy. Whon sufficient logs have beon brought to tho
water to form n raft they nre bound
together by huge chains inside a link
ed boom, and one of tho company's
tugs drops a line aud takes the raft
in tow. By this means the logs are
floated to the milt at ttte mouth of
the Fraser River, whero moru spoeial
machines takes hold of them and pulls
them up to the snws.
Tho modern camp will soon bave a
capacity of five hundred thousand feot
dally, At this awe-inspiring rate aro
tho armies of King Timber being
mowed down.
At present the only hand-work performed about the whole operation is
the actual fulling und "bucking up"
of the trees iuto log lengths. This,
too, will soon be eliminated, for machines have boen perfected which will
do this work moro rapidly than many
gangs of uxmon and the daily tally
will be yet increased again. ' Whon
thut duy arrives a new note entirely
will be sounded iu lumbering, and
much of what wus picturesque and ro
mantle will have given way before tho
efficient, wnstolosS, prosaically modern.
KITCHENETTES
The juice of a tomato is said to Ira
excellent to remove ink, wlno, and fruit
stains.
All traces of mud can easily bo removed from black clothes by rubbing
the spots with a raw potato cut in half.
Hot lemonade is one of the beet rem
edics in tho world for a cold. It
nets promptly nnd effectively, and has
no unpleasant after effects.
For tho destruction of ants, spiders,
and cockroaches, a strong solution of
alum in boiling water, poured orer
the infested parts, will be found excel
lent.
Directly teu is spilt on a tablecloth
cover the stain with common salt.
Leave for a little while, and when the
cloth is wnshed all stains will havo
disappeared.
Lomon is uot only good fur whitening
clothes, but it also removes stains from
handkerchiefs. (Jut a lemon into slices,
rind and alt, put it into tbe boiler with
the clothes, aud let it remain till they
nre ready to come out.
The dripping from roast mutton,
when used for making pastry, sometimes gives it a tallowy taste. If a
few drops of vinegar and a vory littlo
good salad-oil be beaten up with tho
dripping, it will be found as good nn
beef dripping for cakes.
When an egg has been boiled too
long, it can he softened again by instantly lifting the pan off tho fire and
quickly placing under tho tap, allowing
a good stream of cold water to pour into it. The sudden shock from hot
to cold has the curious effect of soft
ening the egg.
Wheu boiling new milk, to prevent a
skin from forming on thc top as it cools,
add two tablespoonfuls of cold milk to
every pint when nt boiling point, and
stir for a minute. The so called "skin"
wil] then be reabsorbed, and the milk
will not be impoverished.
Boots and shoes to bo kept in good
order ought often to be cleaned, wbo
ther they are worn or not, caro also be
ing taken that they arc not left in a
damp place or put too noar the fire to
dry. In cleaning take care to brush
ami not scrape the dirt nway from tho
seams.
Never throw away old pieces of soap.
Thev can be used for making soap jolly
for washing flannels, blqusos, etc. Put
by the pieces till vou have a good collection, then pour on enough boiling
wnter to just cover thom, and Htir till
dissolved. Keep in n jar and use ns
required.
When a pipe from a lavatory basin
or a bath becomes clogged with soap,
mix a handful of soda and a handful
of common salt together, and force it
down into the pipe. Loave this for
half an hour, then pour down a largo
kcttleful of boiling water, afterwards
rinsing the pipe thoroughly with warm
water.
A duplicate list of clothes sent to the
laundry is sueh a useful tiling to hnve
tbnt it is well to keep on hand, with a
tablet for writing the original list, a
sheet of carbon paper. This paper,
placed under the original list as it is
written, \fill give a perfect copy. Tt.
should be of the same size us the sheets
of paper composing the tablet.
If you ure already troublod with flies
in your kitchen place a fow live coals
ou a pan in the middle of the room, and
put some bits of carbon on them.
Leave the door open, and the fumes will
soon clear the room. Put some oil of
lavender in a saucer and pour hot
wnter ovor it. Place it in tho bed
room, and il will keop your room cloar
of flies and such like pests the warm
weather brings us.
JAPANESE WOOD FOR RAILWAYS
Certnin of our western railways hnve
been experimenting for some time past
with encobolo nnd Japanese rutk as ma
terial for sleepers. The wood is so
hnrd tlmt it is almost impossible to
drive spikes into it, and screw spikes
in bored holes are used. It is expected thnt tiie sleepers will lust from
twenty-five to thirty Vears. They cost,
a trifle more than the American oak
delivered in California, The reason
for experimenting with them is that
nntive onk is becoming senrec, and it
is deemed wise to search in time for a
substitute.
WHAT MORE COULD HE ASK?
"Is tho boss in?" nsked the visitor.
Thc office boy, with his chair tilted
back and his legs stretched out upon
tho desk, made no reply.
"I nsked if the boss was in," said
the visitor.
The office boy throw him a disdain
fui glance, blew a cloud of cigarette
smoke down his nostrils and resumed
his reading.
"Didn't you hear met" snapped the
visitor.
"O' course T 'oar you," answered
the office boy scornfully.
"Then why don't you toll me if the
boss is in?"
"Now, I ask yer," retorted the office
boy, ns lie recrossod his logs upon the
dosk and prepared to resume his rending, "does it look Hke itl"
*i (
THK ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Never Forget This!
When packing for tbe country cottage, don't forget your box of Zam-
Buk aud your Zam-Buk Soap!
Blisters, sunburn, scratches, insect
stings, etc., if not immediately attended to, are likely to spoil yuur pleasure,
Zam Huk ensures you against trouble
from these.
Zam Buk is antiseptic; kills ull poison in wounds, whether from barbed
wire fence, or insect sting. Soothos
aching loot and blistered hands; heals
baby's chafed places- cools those min-
burn patches, and prevents freckles.
No mother should be without it.
Purely herbal iu its composition, Zam
Buk 'is superior to the ordinary oint
ments containing animal oils and fats,
and mineral coloring matter. All druggists und stores 50c. box. Use also
Zam Buk Boap. Best for baby's bath
and for tender skin.   25c. tablet.
They Soothe Excited Nerves.—Nervous affections are usually attributable
to defective digestion, as the stomach
dominates the nerve centres. A course
of Parmelee's Vegetable I'ills will still
all disturbances of this character, and
by restoring the stomach to normal notion relieve the nerves from irritation.
There is no sedative liko them and lu
tho correction of irregularities of the
digestive processes, no preparation has
done so effective work, as can be testified to by thousands.
THE ENGLISHMAN'S TAIL
It is said that the natives of southern Arabia still believe that Christians
wear hats only to hide their horns.
Formerly tbe continent of Kurope was
firmly convinced that the Knglishman's
nether garments concealed a tail. As
late as the resign of Kdward VI., according to Bale, "An Knglyshman can
not truvayle in another land by way
of merchandyse or uny other honest
oec.upyingo, but it is most eontumol
ionsly thrown into his tethe that, all
Kuglyshmen  have tails."
Thc belief probably arose from the
legeud of the "Kentish lungtails." Tho
people of Canterbury, us the logand has
it, mocked Socket as lie rode by on an
ass, and they cut off tho ass's tail.
Wherofore they and their descendants
were cursed with tails thenceforth. At
least so said the jesters of other countries, uud the slander eventually reacted upon Kngland in general. Another
version substitutes St. Augustine and
Dorsetshire.
NITROGEN FROM THE AIR
Tho electric plants in Norway, where
soil fertilizers are made direct from the
atmosphere, employ an apparatus that
differs from all others in this connection in that the flames of electric
sparks is caused to move rapidly
through the air instead of having air
blown ovor if.
The result is the production of a
much greater quantity of nitric acid
in a given timo. Tho "flame disk,"
formed between the electrodes, swiftly
expands and contracts, being now only
half an inch and now six feet in diameter. To make nitrogen burn with
oxygen, electric, energy must be pumped in, because, whereas in ordinary
combustion, sueh as occurs when carbon combines with oxygen, heat is
given out, the formation of nitric, acid
is an eudotherinie reaction, that is to
say, heat is absorbed. It is estimated
that the. nitrogen hanging over the city
uf London alone is considerably greater in quantity than all that is con
tuined  in  the nitrate beds of Chile.
All German soldiers must learn to
swim. Seme of them are so expert
that, with their clothing on their heads
and carrying guns and ammunition.
they can swim rivers several hundred
/yards in width.
^KEEPIT
"HANDY
You can never tell wben
a horse il going to
develop a Curb, Splint,
Spavin, Ringbone or a
lameneu.   Yet it ia bound
to happen sooner or later.
And yon can't afford to keep
bim in tbe barn. Keep a bottle ot
Kendall's Spavin Cure
handy at all times. Mr. Briem,
of Icelandic River, Man., writes:
"I bave been using Kendall's
Spavin Cure and find it safe and
sure."
Get Kendall's Spaviu Cure at
any druggist's. $i. per bottle—
6 bottles for fe.
"Treatise on the
Horse"—free—or
write to
Your Liver
is Clogged up
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CANADA  Bread  Company.  Limited,  with   its  plants   in
larger cities of Canada, will  be of enormous benefit
to   consumers--Bread   will   bo   manufactured   in   the
most scientific manner under ideal sanitary conditions." This
was the heading of an article in a daily paper lust weok
dealing with tbe big bread merger.
The subject of bread is the most important one to thu
whole human race, consequently every individual is deeply
interested in this new bread company, which promises such
improvement in our staple article of food.
Jt is certainly good news to bear tbat so far as the
Canada Bread Co. is concernod the bread will be manufactured under "ideal sanitary conditions." But why stop
there! Jf manufactured under sanitary conditions, why
not delivered under sanitary conditions?
At the present dny Winnipeg is years behind the times,
both in the quality and dolivery of bread, and while the
cities east and south of us demand wrapped bread, delivered
by clean drivers, we nre still eating our bread seasoned
witb thu germ laden dust of the streets, and flavored with
the   particular  odors  und       otber  thing",  peculiar   to
human beings and horses. It seems to be nu nccepted fact
that our Winnipeg bakers cannot mnke good bread, and as
tbe public so patiently puts up with tbe absolute badness
of the bread, the bakers go a step farther, and deliver it in
about as dirty a manner as they can.
Ono manager of a large bakery indignantly told mc that
his drivers were clean. I have often watched his drivers,
and if their personal habits como up to that baker's standard of cleanliness I am glad I don't ent his bread. 1 have
seen a drivor from that samo bakery hold the broad between
his knees while he broke two loaves apart. Drivers who
deliver bread to stores, or apartment blocks where they havo
many customers, economize labor by currying as* many
loaves as they can dispose about their bodies, and one of
the most secure places to hold a loaf of broad is hold tight
under the arm. How many peoplo ever stop to think thnt
the bread they nre eating may have boen held under the
driver's arm for live or ton minutes on a hot day?
We have all become so used to see the bread treated
in this way, or worse, that we don't realize it. The public
is waking up at last, though, and muny people now demand
cleaner methods of bread delivery. This is a matter which
is entirely in the hands of the consumer, and the bakers can
he forced to institute clean methods of handling if every
housewife will only do her duty to herself and family by
refusing to buy unwrapped broad.
I have talked to many bakers nbout this aubjoct aud with
ono exception thoy all admitted that the present method of
delivery wns filthy and the public much to be pitied. Tho
only one, of those to whom t talked, wlm was averse to any
improvement was ho who cdaims his drivers nre dean and
need no improvement. Ho also says thut the extra cost of
wrapping the bread would increase thc price to such an
extent that people would not buy it. This, of course, is
ridiculous. It has not workod out so in other places, and
there is no reason why it should do so here. Ono of his
arguments is even more ridiculous. Ue says he makes so
many different kinds of bread nnd different shaped Iouvob,
that it would be very expensive having wrappers made of
different Hiy.es and shapes. This was so obviously an excuse
that it needs no serious consideration. I hnve made on
quiries from manufacturers of waxed paper wrappers aud
find that in the case of a small order for waxed wrappers,
thero would be some difference in cost, on account of the
waste in cutting thc sheets of paper to thc desired size.
Hut where the order is largo and constant, as it would be
tn the case of a largo bakery, turning out many thousands
of loaves daily, the cost of wrapping loaves of different
sizes and shapes would not bo any different from the cost
of wrapping the same number of Ion ves nl) of one size, for
the paper would bc manufactured in sheets of such sizes
that thero would be no waste in cutting. This was praeti
cully his only reason for being opposed to wrapping his
bread; and it is no reason at ull, only an excuse.
Tho bakers, whose opinions I. asked, woro practically
agreed that they could afford to wrap their bread and soil
it for sixteen loaves for a dollar, where they now give
twenty loaves. Almost everybody would be willing to pay
that extra twenty cents for the sake of cleanliness. In
Minneapolis the bread has bcen wrapped for years and Bold
at the old price of five, cents a loaf.
The bakers claim that hotels and restaurants wuuld uot
buy wrapped bread; they would object to the extra cost,
nud to the extra labor required to tear off the wrapper, No
doubt they object to the labor required to open tbe
paper bags containing their groceries aud the labor of peel
ing potatoos, but they manage to do all those things, und
seem to thrive. Why should the unfortunate peoplo who arc
obliged io live at hotels and restaurunt* be fed nu germ
covered bread'/ They have enough dangers to combat without that.
The now Canada Bread Co. expects to consume 520,000
bags of flour; 364,000 pounds of compressed yeast; the sann
of malt extract; 572,000 pounds of sugar and 572,000 pounds
of shortening. Such enormous quantities ns this will ensure
a much lower price in the original cost of material, and paper
wrappers for such a number of loaves would be made of
specially manufactured paper of such sized sheets that there
need be no wnste whatever. It is elnirned that the greatost
saving of alt wonld be in the matter of delivery, so thut
with this great saving and the lower cost of the great whole
sale quantities of materials, the new company should be aht
to deliver our bread wrapped, without any Increase in priee
**    The golden rule, "Do unto others as yon would have them
do unto you," is as old ns creation, so old that the oldest
civilizations have no record of a time when it was not hold
as ao ideal rule of life.   It has been taught to ail of
from our earliest infancy, but how long do we follow it?
It is the little things, tho trifles, that make life either
plensant or intolerable, aud a habit of consideration for tho
feelings of others is very easily acquired and helps to make
the daily grind less irksome.
Onu hot, dusty dny last week I passed some workmen
who were unloading a load of plunks und had drawn their
team up to the boulevard beside one of those, little iron
trapdoors concealing a water pipe. There were six men,
ench one of whom stretched himself out and drunk his fill
of the fresh, cool wnter; but not. one of thom remembered
the horses, who wore perhaps more iu need ef that drill; Ihan
the men,
Thc men had ridden to their work, but the horse?, had
drawn tho load of planks nnd the men, It was very evident
thut the horses wore very thirsty; they stretched out their
tongues towards the refreshing water and plainly asked to
be givon some, but no one heeded them. 1 noticed that it
would have been very easy to have given them a drink by
merely letting their heads down, but that would hnve required an extra movement on the part of the men; and
tho day wus hot, and horses are used to endurance, anyway,
and are unable to voice their woes.
If the men were unwilling to lot the horses drink, a
little consideration would have prompted them to at least
move tho wagon ou its own length, so that thc horses might
not have been tantilized by the smell and sight of thc
water. There is nothing which increases one's thirst like
seeing another person drink.
I know that authorities claim that a horse should only
bo allowed to drink a certain (and very limited) number of
times a day, but there aro just as many and as competent
authorities who say that a horse would be much better if
he wero allowed to drink whon ho is thirsty. When lie
drinks ns he needs, he does not drink such quantities ut a
time, and runs no danger of the ill effects claimed to follow
a long drink.
Often a drink of water is as good as a rest to either man
ur beast, and it scorns a little thing to do for the comfort
of such a usot'ul and necessary servant as the horse. The
following, which is called the horse's prayer, lias been pub
Hshed in pamphlet form by the American Humane Societies
for distribution among nil teamsters and  drivers:
"To thoe, my master, \ offer my prayer: Keed, water,
and care for me; and whon the day's work is dono, provido
me with a shelter and a clean dry bed. Always bc kind to
me. Pet me sometimes, that I may sorve you tho more
gladly and learn to love you. Do not jerk thc roins, and do
not whip me whon going up hill. Never strike, boat or kick
me when I do not understand what you want; but give me
a chance to understand you. Watch ine, and if I fail to
do your bidding, see if something is not wrong with my
harness er my feet.
"Dt not overload me., «r hitch ne wliere water will drip
on me.   Keep ate well shed.    Biaaiee »v teeth when I de
uot oat; I muy have an ulcerated tooth, and that, you know,
is very painful. Do not tie or check my head lu an unnatural position, or take away my best defense against flies
and mosquitoes, by cutting oti' my mane or tait.
"I cannot tell you when I am thirsty, so give me clean,
cool water often. I cnunot tell you in words wheu I am
sick; so watch me, and by signs you may know my condition.
Ciivo me all possible shelter from the hot sun; and put a
blanket on me, not wheu I am working, but when I am standing in the oold. Never put a frosty bit iu my mouth; first
warm it by holding it a few minutes in your hands.
4' I try to carry you and your burdens without a murmur,
ami wait patiently for you long hours of the day or night.
Without the power to choose my shoes or path, I sometimes
full on tbe hard pavements, and 1 must be ready at any
moment to lose my life in your service.
"And finally, O, MY MASTER, when my useful strength
is gone, do not turn me out to star*e or freeze, or sell me to
some human brute, to be slowly tortured or starved te death;
but, do thou, My Master, take my life in the kindest way,
and your Ood will rewurd you HERE and HEREAFTER.
Amen."
The Golden Rod is beginning to appear, and its graceful
golden plumes can bo seen occasionally along the edges of
the sidewalkB. This is one of our most beautiful and decorative wild flowers; it is no doubt its decorative value
which accounts for its great popularity, redeems it from
the "weed" class, aud places it among the flowers. This
plant seems to huve been specially created for bouquets,
ns it. has not its equal in graceful form or artistic effect,
A few roots transplanted to a corner of the garden will
doubly repay the little attention required by it.
A wild corner in your garden will prove au unfailing
delight, for the wild flowers have a peculiar charm not possessed by the more pampered cultivated oues. This is tbe
best time of year for transplanting the wild flower roots,
so that they may become firmly settled before the frosts
weaken them.
The wild aster, with little cultivation, becomes a beautiful flower. If not too much coddled, nur lovely little blue
anemone can be coaxed to flourish in a garden, if given the
same conditions it likes in its wild state. In order to avoid
disappointment, confine your range of plants to those indigenous to Manitoba, and your garden will more nearly
approach nature's haudiwork.
One advantage of the wild garden is that is requires no
continual effort to keep it, neat, as in the case of beds and
paths. The plants should bc allowed to ripeu und cast tbeir
Beeds just as they do on tlio prairies.
If the gardener  is careful to collect plants peculiar lo
each month, he may watch the fascinating procession of the
year's flowers  in  his own garden, sure of a  never failing
pleasure from March to mid-October.
•    *     •
One of the fads of the day is the collection of old snuff
boxes. A century ago. a snuff box was an indispensable
society adjunct, as much so as the "Bridge bug" of today.
It is rumored that there has been a mild revival of the
snuff habit among the smnrt set of England, said to be incited by the example of the late King Edward VII.
The picturesque costumes, and what has been called the
"decorative history" associated with the snuff-taking habits
of the Inst century's world of fashion appeal to the imagination. The snuff box ranks with the jewelled fan, the diu
mond-hilted sword, satin breeches and lace ruffles. With
this threatened revival of snuff the collectors are bringing
forth wonderful snuff boxes of elegant workmanship and
fabulous price.
The Indians of ancient Brazil are suid to have been the
inventors of snuff, and the original snuff box was a little
hand-mill of rosewood; bnt snuff boxes of other countries
wore made of gold, silver, platinum, ebony, ivory, tortoise
shell, lacquered wood and papier-mache.
Queen Charlotte was the most celebrated royal snuff
taker, and she liked a teaspoonful of green tea in her snuff
box. In 1712 the boxes were wet with diamonds or otber
jewels or inlaid with pearl, and many wero painted with the
portraits of famous beauties.
A gentleman iu Chicago owns n snuff box, presented by
Louis XV, to the fascinating Countess du Barry, said to
contain three hundred and twenty-five dollars' worth of
gold. It is unusually large, and the cover is decorated with
a beautiful painting on ivory. This same gentleman has in
his collection a box which belonged to Mdme. de 1'ompadour;
another presented to Lndy Blessington by Ccorge IV.
Catherine the Great, of Russia, wns also a great lover of
suulV. and liad splendid Hiiuff boxes in every room in hcr
palace.
Now-n-days one must collect something, so why uot .snuff
boxes?    They are usually works of art and thing.-.' of,beauty.
It is the aesthetic side of snuff taking which appeals to
tho present generation; but to be effective, it requires great
deliberation and grace. 'I'liis grace we might acquire in
time, but us we are fur too busy in this age for the neec;--
sary deHberativenoss there does not appear to be any immediate need for nntl snuff societies.
>    •    •
Fruit Oup.—Lot stoned cherries, orange sections, slices
of peeled peaches and bits of prepared pineapple, with their
juices, stand aud chill in cold syrup. To serve, dispose in
glasses and cover with a. few spoonfuls of frozen fruit
sherbet. Kor the sherbet boil together for fifteen minutes
ono quart of water and one pint of sugar; let chill and add
one pint of fruit juice and the juice of a lemon.
Pineapple Fanchonettes.— Uuke pastry, pricked in many
places, on tbe outside of inverted tins. When ready to
serve fill with cooked pineapple and cover with meringue.
Set in the ovou until colored delicately. For the meringue
hoat tho whites of threo eggs until very light; continue beat
ing and add gradually three level tablespoonfuls of sugar
then fold in three level tablespoonfuls more of sugar.
Crusts with Chemes.~Cut slices of bread half an inch
thick in rings. Soak these in egg yolks beaten and diluted
with crenm or milk mixed with sugar and a grating of orange
peel. Egg and-erurnb with macaroon crumbs and ' lastly
bread crumbs; saute in clarified butter, mask with marmalade, nnd sprinkle with chopped almonds. Dress crown
shaped with slewed cherries in the centre. Thicken the
cherry syrup for n sauce.
NATURAL HEAT ACCUMULATORS
A 'Hungarian chemist has discovered that some of the
salt hikes in Transylvania present the peculiarity of u layer
of warm, or, even hot, salt water hetwren two bodies of
colder wator.
Thus in the Medoc Lake the surface temperature in sum
mer is about seventy degrees but at a depth of a little more
than four feet the temperature becomes one hundred and
thirty-throe degrees, declining again to sixty six degrees at
tho bottom.
The surface water Ib fresh, but the warm water beneath
is intensely saline, and the explanation of the difference of
temperature is that, since the specific heat, of salt water is
less than that of fresh water, the snlt water is more easily
healed by the sun, nnd, having risen In a higher temperature
than that of the overlying fresh water, retains its heat, because the fresh water prevents its escape by radiation. Tt is
suggested that some use. might bo found for these natural
reservoirs, or accumulators, of solar hent.
THB SECRET BLOTTER
Every foreign office of Europe acts on tie theory that an
army of sides is constantly on thn alert to steal its secrets,
and infiinitc precautions are taken to baffle their efforts.
Very shortly after the first uso of blotting paper it was discovered that it was quite possible to cause a blotting-pad
to give up jealously guarded secrets by simply holding it in
front of a mirror. Long after all the commercial world had
forgotten the oxistence of such a thing, the British Foreign
Oflice used a sand shaker to dry its important written documents. Then specially manufactured black blotting-paper
was used, but this was not found to be absolutely spy-proof,
and u return to the sand-shakor was contemplated, when
some one suggested the simple expedient of a small absorbent
roller. These rollers have since bcen used for drying diplomatic documents. When such a roller has been run up and
down and across a document once or twice, the cleverest
spy io the world is at liberty to try his hand at deciphering
the impression*.
WBAT OTHER PEOPLE DO FOB
THEIR OLD TEACHERS AFTER
YEARS OF SERVICE
lt is a well-known fact tbat teachers
break dowu with fewer years of service
than workers in any other profession.
The nervous wear and tear of teaching
fifty restless children is incalculable.
There is an enormous expenditure iu the
mere act of listoning to verbal articulations, and there is no way of economizing it. The perceptive faculties
must be set to constant activity to identify every syllable, in order to prevent
errors, and this acute attention must
be paid to the same subjects year after
year.
The teaching profession makes yearly more demands upon its followers,
and the ordinary teacher is unable to
provide anythiug for old age. in many,
cases thc teacher receives less than the
janitor of the building in which she
teaches, though,sho is required to attend summer schools and lectures, to
buy professional reading, to live is a
respectable place, to dress well, to
spend years qualifying for her certificate, and to do things uever required
of the ordinary wage-earner.
After about a dozen years, tbe strain
begins to tell ou the ordinary womnn.
If now she could rest for a year, she
might be able to go oti comfortably for
another ten years; bnt tbis she cannot
afford, and a year later she mny break
down.
New York nnd Philadelphia were tho
first to establish pension funds for
teachers, and their plan has been generally followed by other cities.
The amount of pension varies, New
Vork giving the highest maximum pension, and Boston and St. Louis the lowest. In some cities there is a uniform
rate of pension for ull teachers, regardless of the amount of sulary; in others the annuity is in proportion to the
salary received. The majority of cities
give a lifo pension of one-half the annual salary. Cincinnati, Cleveland, und
Columbus give a maximum pension of
$300, Indianapolis gives $1100 for twenty-five years of service, and $10 for
every additional year taught. Nobraska
gives $500, and requires thirty-five
years' service. New Jersey not less
than $250 nor more than $050. California from $30 to $;>0 a mouth.
The length of service is important,
and nearly all cities 'have a time for
voluntary retirement, and also a time
when the board of education may retire
a teacher, but only two or three citieB
bave a timo at which a teacher must retire. In most cities the period of voluntary retirement is after thirty years of
service for women and thirty-five for
men. Two cities, however, Chicago and
St. Paul, require only twenty-five years
of service.
New York contributes five per cent,
of the excise tax to its school pension
fund; Philadelphia gives $50,000 a
year; Cincinnati gives one per cent, of
the gross receipts of the school fund,
which amounts to $25,000 a year.
Some cities have not been able to pay
tho maximum pensions, but all lawn
contain the provision that if tbe fund
is not adequate to pay the entire Bum
due, whatever amount is available shall
bc paid pro rata to the annuitants.
Unique features, pertain to some pension systems. Most carry n disability
clause. If after a certain number of
years of service—usually dfteen—a
teacher becomes incapacitated, she receives such a portion of the pension
as tho number of years' service bears to
the wholo number of years required,
the annuity being arrangod to cease
when the incapacity ceases.
Another unusual provision sometimes made is that, if a teacher is dropped when she is willing to continue in
service, half the amount—and in some
cases all—that she has contributed is
paid bock to her.
But the practice is spreading of not
requiring teachers to contribute to the
pension fund at all. Non-contributory
old-age pensions are becoming thc order of the day.
The years of service other than those
rendered in the cities from whieh tho
teacher receives a pension arc taken into consideration, most cities giving credit fer teu or twelve years spent in
teaching  elsewhere.
In the cities where tbe fund is established, the number of teachers receiving annuities is from three to ten
per cent, of the whole numbor engaged
in teaching. In no case has it been the
rule of teachers to drop out so long us
they are able to work, neither has it
been- the policy of boards of education
to retire a teacher so long as her service in the schools is satisfactory.
REAL HABD LUCK
Not long ago there was a fatal ac
eident at a certain ferry, and at the
coroner's inquest it was stated that the
current at this particular spot was very
dangerous. Moreover, it was more than
hinted that the ferryman was scarcely
fitted for the post.
A day or two later, at another ferry,
a mile nr two up stream, n timid old
lady was crossing the river when she
turned to the man in charge of the boat
-and asked:—
"Have you ever had uny accidents
at this ferry?"
"No, 'tn," returned the old mnn.
"Nobody never wor drooned while I've
been here!"
"And how long have you been in
charge?" asked the lady.
"This is my fust journey, 'in," was
the by no means icassuring answer,
"an' it would be real hard luck for
me if owt happened now!"
Fin Years' Dyiptpsii VSni
"No one knows what I suffered frum
stomach trouble and dyspepsia," write*
Mr. A. B. Agnew, ol Hridgcwater. "For
the last five years I have been unable
to digest and assimilate food. I had n*
color, my strength ran down and I felt
miserable and nervous all tbo time. I
always bad a heavy feeling after meals
and wus much troubled with diazinesN
uud specks before my eyes. Dr. Hamilton's Bills were just what I needed.
They have cured every symptom of my
old trouble, My health is now all that
eun be desired." Hy alj mean* use Dr.
Hamilton's I'ills; mc. per box at all
dealers.
SPIDERS'    THBEADS IN   ASTRONOMY
Tbo cultivation fur scientific uses of
certain species uf spiders, solely for
tbe fine threads tbty weave, has an important beariug upou astronomy.
No substitute for the spider's thread
hus yet been found for bisecting Um
mirew ef the miviouteter used for deter*
mining the positions und motions of
the stars. Not only because of the remarkable fineness uf the threads are
tbey valuable, but because of their durable qualities.
Tho throuds of certain spiders raised
for astronomical purposes withstand
changes in temperature, so that often
in measuring eun epots they are uninjured when the hout is bo great than Um
lenses of the micrometer eyepieces are
cracked.
These spider lines are only one-fifth
to one seventh of a thousandth of an
inch in diameter, compared with whieh
the threads of the silkworm are large
and clumsy.
FIRST TORONTO AVIATOR
For some years there has been a dis*
putu in Toronto between store magnate
•). K. Katon und others as to the firat
Toronto man to own un automobile,
which distinction Mr. Katon claims.
Thoro need be no controversy in future
ages about the owner of the first aero
piano in the Queen City. He is J, 3.
Jackson, Mr, Jackson's bird is a
Bio riot, like that nf Dc Lesseps, sees
by Canadians last year.
Mr. Jackson tried out his machine,
and his short Uight was probably the
most exciting experience ever endured
by a mere Toruntouian. It was at the
Donlands aviation meet that Jackson
got ambitious to soar. One evening in
thc twilight, after McCurdy and Willard had electrified spectators for an
hour or so, Jackson, who had never
been off terra firmu before, suddenly,
with great energy, trotted out his machine, climbed into the Beat, grabbed
the steering wheel, turned on the
power and—up. Thirty feet ho rose,
and he went. Thc Bleriot backed like an unbroken eolt. The propeller insanely thrashed the air, the engine fussed, Jackson hung on like a
cowboy. At last be grew tired of being an airman. lie steered for earth.
Then ho fell, The bird crushed ita
owner against its framework, Jackson was lucky to escape with hia life.
But bo's plucky. He smashed a good
deal of his machine, but he says he Si
going to follow up the game until he
becomes a real live bird.
Countloss have been tin* cures worked
by llolloway's Corn Cure. II has a
power of its own not found in o*h<w
preparations.
THE NEEDLE AND THE POLE
"True as the needle to the pole,"
like many unother popular saying, conveys a distinctly erroneous impression.
In order to keop itself duly informed
as to the unfaithfulness of thu needle
to the pole, or, technically, the "variation of the compass" from tho true
nurth, our government maintains a
Division of Terrestrial Magnetism.
Not only does the magnetic needle
vary at different places, but the variation changes from year to yonr, uud
even at different times in tho day. On
magnetic-survey charts thoso places
which, ut a particular time, have the
same amount of variation, are connected by what is known as in isogenic,
or equal-variation line. Through
these points on tbe map iu which there
is no variation of the needle from the
true north a line known as the agonic
passes,    ..
Iron deposits and mountain ranges
modify the action of the unknown
causes of the periodical variation, and
cause these lines to become even mure
crooked than those which mark equal
temperatures, known as isothermal
lines.
Isogonic charts may be accurate today and full df small errors in a few
yeurs. Thc famous Mason and Dixon's
line, between Pennsylvania and Maryland, which wus surveyed in the years
1763 to 1707, was run by the stars and
not by tbe needle, a great piece of
foresight in that duy. If it had been'
surveyed by the compass in 1800 it
would have shown a deviation in som*
places of two miles, and had the line
beon mn by uncorrected compass a bun
dred years Inter, in 1000, the variation
would have reached nearly nineteen
miles to the south, und the rich coalfields of two Maryland counties would
have been thrown into Pennsylvania.
The discovery of tbe magnetic
needle's shortcomings is believed te
have been made during tbe voyago of
('olumbus. Tho disclosure constitute*
a high tribute to the scientific perceptions of that day, even though it spread
consternation among the ships' crows.
Tbe OU of thc People.—Many nils
have come and gone, but Dr. Thomas
Eclectric Oil continues,to maintain iU
position and increase its sphere of usefulness ench year. Its sterling qualities
have brought it to the front and kept
it there, and il can truly be called the
oil of thc people. Thousands have bone
flted by it nnd would UBO no other preparation.
A New Laxative
—th* bait kaowa kndnwl*i
—li the active priadpla wtkk mttm
M muoh belter than ordinary phyatoi. Wbl* IbiiwgM,
Iriie, puree or cause nausea, anil irrar kaa aWlr attes
baat *t the NA-DRU-CO line.
ISc a bas.   If your dru(flat baa Mt nt ltooted them,
vll mail tbem. (
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THE    ISLANDER
Published   every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,   B.C.,   by
The Islander Printing & Publishing Company
Chari.es C, Segrave,
Managing Editor.
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SATURDAY, SEPT.  30,   1911.
What the Editor has to say.
The election is over, and the result is one of the things of
the past, hut the consequences accruing from it are all in the
future. The Islander, with its belief in the Conservative
cause for the success of which it did its modest best, believes
that the advent to power of Mr. Borden will be conducive to
the best interests of Canada.
The cool shades of opposition have a wonderful tendency
to educate and enlighten any party besides discolating it from
the hungry political parasites who only cling to the successful
side of politics and like the horse leech cry, "give, give," and
are never satisfied.
Fifteen years on the opposition benches has loug since un
clasped their tendrils and the Conservative party comes  into
power free from their lecherous embrace. We trust and believe
that Mr. Borden, whom both parties credit with sterling honesty of purpose, will prove it by at once discarding any   supporter who shows signs of pefering to climg by the patronage
ladder than doing his duty to his constituents and his country
also that he will publicly sacrifice any member of his   cabinet
who shows the least sign of prostituting his position for graft
in any shape or form.   By adopting this course he will simply
meet to his government with hands of steel (not steal) the remarkable   confidence   the country has just given him,   which
The Islander believes is not misplaced and and will not be
abused.
Locally as Conservatives let us rise to high ideals by not
favoring anything that is of a selfish or personal nature, buf
foster and assist anything that is for the good and will redown
to the honor and dignity of Canada, ever remembering that
we are "citizens of no mean country," that to us iB committed
our share in the strengthening and broadening of its foundations.
It is all very well to celebrate with band and banner, bu!
if the Conservative cause is to continue to flourish, as we all
brieve it should, there is sterner work and graver issues to be
faced. Mr. Borden and his government have serious and far
reaching responsibilities which will tax all their strength and
s'a'emanship, and the loyal and disinterested support of
their party will assist and lighten as well as greatly encourage.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., PRESIDENT
ALEXANDER LAIRD, 'General Manaqer
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FARMERS'   BUSINESS
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for the transaction of their bunking business including the discount and
collection of sales notes. Blank sales notes are supplied free of charge
on application.
BANKING   BY  MAIL
Accounts may be opened at every branch of The Canadian Bank of
Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive the same careful
attention as is given to nil other departments of the Bank's business.
Money may be deposited or withdrawn in this way as satisfactorily at
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The Property known as
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is now being subdivided into lots.
For Full Particulars Apply
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... Accident. . Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. O.
Premier McBride has been justified in his pledge that seven members from B. C. should assemble at Ottawa in the new
parliament.
B. C. has now a chance to get those better terms that she
1 stood out for, thanks to Mr. McBride's Government.
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Pilsener Beer
The product of Pure Malt and
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Absolutely no chemicals used
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Carriages, laps, and Farm Implement
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Make the millions think
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way of making the
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AUTOMOBILE
The only Car Made
in   America   with
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Rubber Tires for Baby Carriages,    Hoops jor Tubs
THIRD STREET, CUMBERLAND.
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JAMES WALTERS,
PROPRIETOR
THE POOREST OF WINES, LIQUOR & BEER
ALSO THE BEST OF CIGARS.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.
MOTICE ii hereby given thtt th* re«
'" »rve minting by rnuon ot • nutlet
publisher! in thu British Columbia Qua
ett* nf 27ih December 1!K>7, over a p»r
o«l of Und lituitrd nn Read Iiluid
known u Lnt Nn. 462 Sny»ard Diatrict
Inrmerly covtrt.l by Timber License Ni<
311862 whioh Lieenae expired on the 20:1
November HWH ia cki.uIM, and the
•aid Imidi will h« opened to location b)
pre-emption unly at mini i^lit ou Fridaj
ISth (tctou.,1 lflll.
ROUT. A. RENWICK.
Deputy Minuter of Lande.
Department nf -.• dt,
Victoria, B. C, Sth July 1011.
jyl»3m
CORNER STORE
PUBLIC HIGHWAYS.
PBnNINOB OF IlKITIAH COLUMBIA.
NOTICE ia hereby given that all Pub
lie Highwaya in unorganized di>-
tricta, and all Main Trunk Roads in nr
gmiized Diatricta are sixty-six feet wid.
ti d have a width of thirty-three feet on
each aide of the mean straight eentre
line of the travelled road.
THOMAS TAYLOR,
Minister of Publio Worka
Department of Public Worka,
Victoria, B. 0., July 7th, 1911.
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welcome.
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THB
CUMBERLAND
= HOTEL =
W. MERRIFIELD, Prop.
The finest hotel in the city,
A REAL 8NAP-I am oftering
for sale for a few days only, ona
hundred and thirty one, 131, acres
of the finest kind of bottom land,
situate in Grantham District, a-
bout five miles from Courtenay at
*35, thirty-five dollars per acre,
oash or on terms. The clearing is
light and there is a good government road into the property. N.
B.--A11 flrst class land and the
first man who comes along gets it
G. R. Bates,. Real Estate Agent,
Courtenay, B. C.
ie&Peil
GENERAL BLACKSMITHS
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
LOCAL MAIL SERVICE
Arrival
Tuesday night
Thursday night
Saturday night
Sunday, per Cowichan 9 a.m.
Departure
Wednesday—6.00 a,m.
Friday—6.00 a.m.
Saturday—4.15 p.m.
Sunday, 2.15 p.m. sharp TIIK ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND.  B.C.
Spent Four Hundred Dollars
"I have boon a chronic sufferer from
Catanh in the noso and throat tor nver
eight years. I think 1 have spoilt four
hundred dollars trying to get relief. I
have spent bat six dollars ou "CATARRHOZONE," and lav,- been completely cured, and in fact have been
well for some time, < 'atarrhozone is
the only medicine J havo been able to
find that would nut only givo temporary rei iel', but will always cure permanently.    Yours sincerely,
(Signed) Wil.jam Ragan, Brockville,
Ont.
Kef ute any substitute for Catarrh'
ozone, 26e, 00c and $1.00 sizes, at all
dealers,
MY BESS
When the flrst taint stars como peeping
out
As the summer sun goes down.
I meet my Bess at the posture tars
Afai from the busy town.
She stands  where    the    white-fringed
daises Bpring
At the crest of the grassy rise,
With  the  golden  light   on  her  pretty
1'a fie,
And q welcome in ber eyes.
She's always waiting to grett me there,
In lair or stormy weather.
And side by side in the gathering dusk
We wander home together.
'Tis only a month since lirst we met,
Ou a dewy morn in May—
But 1 'II Dover sell her while she gives
Eight quarts of milk a day.
WANTED TO KNIW
Tommy had heen taken to church
for the first time, and there was much
about it that interested him. It was
just before the sermon that his curios
ity got the better of his silence.
"Muvver,"  he whispered.
"Must, dear,'' said his mother.
''Wait until church is over."'
"But, Muvver, I want to know sum-
pin'," said Tommy.
"Well, you must wait, dear," snid
his mother.
"I'm afwaid I'll fordet. Muvver,"
hu pleaded.
"Very well, then, what is it?" said
the good lady, bending duwn to catch
the little chap's words.
" What does dat. minister wear bis
nightgown fori1 Ain't he got any pyjamas!'' asked Tommy.
A remarkable meeting took place at
Stuart Town, in the Wellington district,
between a man named Flowers and his
son, who had never seen each other,
though tin1 son is forty years of age.
Mr. Flowers, Sen., left Ameriea for
Australia forty years ago; his wife remained behind, intending to follow
later, but she died in giving birth to
a son, who wns cared for by an aunt.
The Italians in London, England, are
suflicient of themselves to form a large
low:.. There are as manv as 14,000,
about 2,000 of whom aro iee cream ven
ders and 1,000 organ-grindors. Tin.
other 11,000 are chiefly engaged as
plaster bust sellers, artists' models,
eooks, valets, teachers, artists, restaurant nnd   hotel  keepers, and so on,
A little turpentine dissolved in warm
water is the best thing to wash window
glass, mirrors, or glass globes. A little
alcohol will also do wonders in bright
ening glass.
Storyettes
DON'T CUT OUT A VARICOSE VEIN
^ABSORBDUR^
A mild, salo, entlfceiAlc, dlwra-
tlpnt, RtfOffont liniment, and _.
proven remedy lorUUnanrt bttn-
riartn.ut.li s. Mr.K. UKi•Moty
Becket, Mai*., twifore using tbli
rcmvily, Miiii'P'd ioti'nw-ir with
painful and Inflamed vein.',;
Uie? wt-ru hwiiUi-n, hiiiitlKd and
I hard, llo writes: "Alter QRltu|
loan   aod  one-half   hoti Ies   oi
        —   r AllttOKllINK.JIl..thcvtm*
wero rodooeA, Inflammation and pain num'. and I
fcayo had tlu recurrcm-o of tbo tnniMe dun nit Mm
Rst six pars." Also ropioVM <i<»itm, Painful
(slllnai.WfJis, C«rti, CiuIoUMS, BniiM-s "Black
And itlmrdlscohiniien.n. etc, In a plotlMUll ,mann<r.
Prion 9MB and tun.»i«'«i« "i oiiflpiU or MUvorod
Hook 6 <J fre«. Writefurtt.
W.r.tOIDK!.P*JHM0>'y»n«»M*a^ll«nlrtal.Cni.
tid Iti-AAtk*-*— littM. Ce. IML. Vttwuw.
Chilliwack,   British   Oolumbla
1\e Gardtn of B.C., m tha limoui Vreeer
Tillty Finest tetmiag and fruit lind in tht
vtrUI Irrigation unknown. Ii.O. Electric Ry.
toss TaDcooTtr; O.N.K. tranicontinental and
%%. Northern building. Uhilliwack a modern
■Itr—watorworka, electric light, etc. Greon
pua the year round. The Prairie Man's
Feraliae—no froet,  do fonr month'* mow.
Write H. T. Qoodland, S-cj. Bo»rd of
trade, Ohilliwark, for all information. book-
Ma. Mape. etc—TURN COMB
Dr.Martel's Female Pills
EKETEEN YEARS THE STANDAU
rmtrlkii ud raeoouuoded for woman" i sit
mm*ts% », scientifically prepared remedy tf
pawn worth. The result trom their dm It
«dek and  pemanent.  Fer  aale  al  all  dm
Every Woman
i. Intatutod nd Mim.li! know
MARVEL* VhirHng Spraj
ON  being  asked    what   his    cat's
name, waa a littlo boy replied:
"I used in call him Turn, bnt I
changed it to Nellie so he'd have kittens. '
An old maid ou the wintry side ot'
fifty, hearing of the marriage oi a
pretty young lady, her friend, observed
with a deep and sentimental sigh:
•■Well, 1 suppose it is what we must
all come to."
"There seems to bu a strange affinity
between a darky and u chicken. 1
wonder why!" said Jones.
"Naturally onough,,J replied Brown.
"(lnt* is descended from JJani nnd the
other frum eggs."
In Sunday Bchool a teach or of small
boys told them that the earth is (lod's
footstool. A littlo doubting fellow
went homo aud asked his mother if it
were truo. When his mothor replied
"Yes," the little fellow said. "My!
bul Qod must have awful long legs.''
A littlo girl about three years old
was sent upstairs and told to sit on a
certain chnlr that was iu lhe corner
of her room, as a punishment for something she had *\one but a few minutes
before.
Soon the silence was broken by the
littlo one's question: "Mother may t
come down uuwY"
"No, vou sit light whore you are."
"All right, 'cause, I'm slttln' on
your besl  hat."
Jessie, aged five, spent an interesting
hour in one of Washington's parks
watching men putting cotton bands
about, the trees. Some weeks later
she was walking along Connecticut
avenue when she noted a man witb a
mourning band about one arm.
1' Mamma," she said, "what's to
prevent them from crawling up his
■ dher arm'.'"'
Mrs. Hen, having performed her oviparous function, took a constitutional
around the yard. Returning to her
nest she found it empty and clocked
angrily.
"What's the trouble ma'am?" ask
od the rooster.
•'It's mighty funny," she grumbled,
"that 1 can never find things where .1
■lay them."
1 • What are tbe passengers looking
out of the window for?" asked a nervous lady passenger on the train us
the conductor came through.
"Wo ran over a cat, madam," said
the couductor.
'Was the cat ou the track?" she
uext asked.
"Oh, no. ma'am," assured the conductor. "Tho locomotive chased her
up an alley."
A mau loft his umbrella in the stand
in a hotel, with a card bearing the
following inscription attached to it:
"This umbrella belongs to a man who
can deal a blow of two liundrod and
fifty pounds weight. 1 shall be baek
iu  ton  minutes.''
On rot ti ruing to seek his property he
found in its place a curd thus inscribed: "This card was left here by a
mau who can run twelve miles an hour.
I shall uol be back."
When Pat McKenna lost his watch
he went right down to his friend, the
police sergeant. "Don't worry about
your watch," said tho sergeant;
"we'll leave no stone unturned in New
York until we (ind it."
Pal returned home greatly comforted
only to find his watch under his vest.
As ho was going back to tell his frioud
that he need not troublo to look any
mure he saw somo men digging in the j
street to lay a sewer. Pat rushed up
to the foreman. " Nivver mind turn-
in' up tbe stones any more," he eried.
" I 've found it."
'/he little girl was having a great
deal of trouble pronouncing some of tho
words who met with* "Vinegar" had
given her thc most trouble, and she
was duly grieved to know that the
village was being entertained by her
efforts, in this direction.
She was sent one day to the store
with the vinegar-jug to get it filled,
ami had no intention of amusing the
people who were gathered iu tho store.
So she handed tho jug to the clerk
with:
"Smell the mouth of it and give me
a quart.*'
Tho Black Hand society wrote a man
a letter demanding that he put one
thousand dollars in a barrel on tbe cornor of X and 'A streots at nine o'clock
ou Friday night, or they would blow
up the beautiful home of his wife's
mothei.
Instead of tho monov thc mun put a
note in the barrel: "Nothing doing in
the money line, but tho proposition you
suggest interests me."
A well-known judge had quite 0 reputation for appearing stupid on tho
bench, ami seemed to take special delight in exasperating young lawyers. On
one occasion a brilliant young lawyer
was making an eloquent plea, but it appeared to be lost on the judgo, for ho
interrupted thc lawyor and said:
"You are only wasting time, sir.
What you say goes in one ear and out
the othor."
'What's to prevont, your Honor?"
quickly replied the lawyer.
The bald epicure liad dropped his
caviare-on-toast. To let it Ue seemed sinful. Stealthily he stooped to
pick it up.
His abBent-minded neighbor felt a
slight touch on the arm. Ho turned,
and, percoiving the bald pate on a level
with his elbow, imagined a plate be-
icath it.
"No, thank you, waiter," he murmured; "no melon. I'll take a littlo
pineapple."
I
day was made payable to Greteben H.
Schmidt, and she had indorsed -it simply Grotchen Schmidt. The man at
tbo receiving-teller's window called hor
back to rectify the mistake just as she
was turning away. "You don't deposit this quite this way," he explained,     "See. ynu have forgotten the
The young woman looked at hor
choquo and then blushed a rosy red,
" Ach, so I haf," she murmured, and
wrote hurriedly:
TAge 23." '
A lurgti sized negress came before a
judge seeking redress for domestic;
trouble.-. "I's a wronged woman,"
she declared In a givo-mo buck-ray child*
youviliain tone, "an' I wants redress
fru' dis yore i-o't."
"Toll mo about your trouble," said
the kind hearted judge.
"It's aliout, mah ole man. He's
done been cu'yin' on plumb scannalous
\.\t a lot of dose yer young niggah
gals, au' it's got so ba-ad dat I don'
see him no moah'n once a week. Son>
pin 'fi gottah bo did!"
" II 'm! f see," said the judge.
• ■ You are seeking a divorce—a legal
separation—is that it?''
"(lo'long, man'. Uivo'CO not.liin!
Think I's gwlho t' gib him what he
wants, and 'low dat man who, "sp:tc
all his cussednoss, is do han'soinoat niggah in (loon Tree Holler t' go sky-
hootin' 'roun' ' mong dem little yaller
gals? N'. sah! \ dou' want no
divo'co, u'r dat legal septitntion you-
all's talkin" about. N'sah. Jodge;
what I  wants is an  injunction."
Little May camo to her mistress.
" Ah would like a weok's vacation.
Miss Annie," she said, in her soft
negro uecent; "Ah wants to be married. ''
Lillie had been a good girl, so her
mistress gave her the week's vacation,
a whito dress, a veil and a plum-cake.
Promptly at the end of the week
LUIio returned radiant. "Oh, Miss
Annie!" she exclaimed, "Ah was thc
tnos' lovely bride! Ma dress was per-
foe'. ma veil mos' lovely, the cake
mos' good. An' oh, the danciu' an'
the eatin'! "
"Well, Ullio, this sounds delightful." said hor mistress, "but you have
left out the point of your story—I hopo
you havo a yood husband."
Lillie's tone changed to indignation,
"Now, 'Miss Annie, what yo' think?
Tha' dam nigger nebber turn up!"
In thfl Tremoiit. Theatre iu Boston,
oue gloomy Tuesday morning, a com-
poser, playwright and actor was giving
his annual try-out for amateurs. Thc
gentleman In question invariably occupies an inconspicuous chair in a
shadow, and to make his criticism less
| brutal to the nervous novice gives his
opinion to his stage manager by u remark which will include some city. The
! geographical  proximity of this city to
Now   York   indicates  his conception  of
the  noaruoss  to  perfection  of the aspirant.
The  ment imi   of   Brooklyn  or    even
; Albany  means an  engagement.
I     An overdressed girl with a large wad
j of chewing gum in her mouth had just
j made  an   especially  atrocious  attempt
j at singing,
"Hawaii," shouted out the actor,
disgusted.
Not recognizing the actor the girl
smiled iu his direction blandly, shifted
her gum and answered shrilly: "Pine,
an' how's yourself?"
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The cheque which the comely young
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tow of n savings-fund bank thc other
The Horseman
Nearly ull those particular trainers
that imagine their horses are not ready
to race until midsummer, have at last
got in motion, aud are finding considerable trouble in holding up their
end with tho hardened campaigners
that liavo boon racing since early June
and have already six or eight victories
to their credit.
Tho Canadian horses that com-
monced racing at the early Ontario
meetings, are now racing over in
Uncle Sum's territory, and are taking
down a good, generous share of the
purse money.
Ritchie, 2:11 1-4, tho sensational pac
er from Chatham, has probably made
the best showing of any of the Canadian horses. Prom Toledo, Ohio,
whore he won tho 2.11, he skipped to
Findlay, 0„ and was beaten there in
straight beats,, but in tha second
round he forced the fast pacer Nut
Noor to a record of 2:0(1 3-4, Nut
Moor's timo constitutes the season's
half mile track record in a race, Kit•
c.hio must have stopped Ins mile in better than 2:08, and has proven that he
is able to carry this terrific speed. After liis swooping ico campaign last winter, Ritchie was considered by many
a 2:04 prospect. it now seems that
those critics were not far astray in
tlieir calculations. On his Findlay
form he would surely pace a good mile
track in 8:04. Another victory was
secured by thc fioet Canadian pacer at
Titsvillc. where he won the 2:12 pnee
in straight heats.
At Findlay, Art Bedford took dowu
second money in the 2:17 trot with
King lice 2:17 1-4, Ritchie's stable
mate. King Wee, it will be remembered, won at Telodo, O., and on that
performance was mado the favorite at
Findlay. Tho son of Oro Hec went
a good race and won tiie tirst heat,
but could not top the summary.
Several   Canadian   horses  are  racing
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So popular is Bickle's Anti-Consumptive .Syrup as a medicine in the treatment of cnlds and coughs or ailments
of tho throat, duo to exposure, to
draughts, or snddon changes of tem
peiature. that druggists aud all donlers
in patent medicines keep supplies on
hand to moot thn demand. It is plea
sunt to toko, and the use of it guaran
toes freedom from throat ami luig
dif«aiM.
on the Krie Circuit. At tho Corry,
Pa., mooting the Canucks won two
lirsts and two seconds. The'fust mare
Mottle Chimes 2:07 14, driven by
Prank Toor, won the free forall pace
aftor eight gruelling heats, and set a
new world's record for eight heats
over a half mile track. Mattio is»a
large bay rnare by Chimes Echo. Sho
is of" the slim, tall typo that to the
onlooker appears lacking in strength
and staying qualities. But in this respect Mattio Chimes is very deceptive.
She is one of tho strongest and gamest
race mares seen racing over the half
in Uot racks in recent yours. Mattie
can pace a good half mile ring around
2: in, and almost always, when a race
is split up, she manages t<i lend the
last three heats,
The big Canadian gelding Hal IJ won
the 2:13 pace from a field of seven
classy pacers, in straight, heats, took
a now record of 2:11 1-1 in .the second
heat, and repeated the third iu the
same notch. After taking a record of
2:14 l-l in tho Canadian Circuit, Hal
D went temporarily lame and has been
let up since that time. lie is a son of
Hal H 2:04 1-4 aud appears to bo another sure 2:10 performer for liis great
.lohn Meade's big chestnut pacor
Harry Hill from Toronto, was beaten
in the 2:Ifi pace by Prank Green
2:11 1-1, but managed to laud the first
heat and second money. Ho paced
his winning heat in 2:12 1-4, reducing
his record of 2:LJ 1-4 a full second.
Harry Hilt has been racing thhis season since May 24, and bas won seven
races, includiug a matinee, three seconds and one third. Granting that
In* continues his winning streak, lie will
havo a neat sum on the right side of
the ledger ere fall.
The Brant ford trotter Dr. Wilkes
2:17 1-2 was the other horse from Ontario to win a seeond money. The
Ot. equalled his record in the second
heat, but in the other heats was compelled to give away to Paden a son of
Blngara by Bin gen 2:00 1-4. From
Corry, owner and driver McKrvine,
shipped Or. Wilkes to the Cleveland
Grand Circuit meet, and in the 2:20
trot was third to .lack Promise 2:10 1-4
and Nanah, Tho last two heats were
trotted in 2:13 1-2 and 2 12 14 andd the
Brantford trotter was close up. Dr.
Wilkes is a largo, erect and strong
going gelding, sired by Steel Arch, a
sou of Oro Wilkes. lie acts like ono
that would go well over a mile track,
and certainly made a good showing
in his first start.
Independence Boy now carries a
label of 2:01 12. Will he reach tho
two minute mark before falH Earl
dr., took the race and n new mark of
2:02 1-2, and has the honor of winning the fastest three-heat pacing r^Cfl
on record. The P*el, the pri tie of
Canada, was beaten, but was right there
overy heat. Tbis wus his tirst start
this year, consequently he could not
bo expectedd lo show his best. They
are a fast bunch and are certainly stepping some. "■Nevertheless the Grey
Ghost from Canada can also step, and
can lm depended mi to land his share
of the coin,
One of the features of the racing
tbis year is the performances of the
half mile tracks. Those three southern
trotters Kcnvoii W. 2:09 '.l-l, -loe Bow
ers 2:00 14 and Baron Reaper 2;11 14
are a trio of the best trotters that over
raced over the two lap rings. Recently the throe met at Ottawa, III.,
half mile track and shattered world's
records galore. .loe Bowers won the
first hent in 2:09 14, many watches
catching the mile in 2:0S 3-4, a new
race record for trotting stallions over
a half-mile track, and a world's record for a first heat by a trotter over
a two-lap track. Bowers won the se
cond heat iu 2:11 l-l. Kenyon W,
wns first the third round in 2:09 3 4,
establish a new record for trotting in
a third heat over a half-mile truck,
and gave him tho honor of being the
second stnllion to boat 2:10 over a half
milo track. Kenyon W. won the fourth
heat in 2:10 3-4, a new record for a
fourth heat by a trotting stallion, aud
the fifth heat in 2:14, constituting a
world's record for a five hent trotting
race over a half mile track.
It seems an injustice to race such
sensational trotters over half mile
tracks for small purse*. Both -loe
Bowers and Kenyon W. are capable of
close to 2:0fi over the mile tracks. Thoy
aro good enough to race in any company and it will be a surprise if either
of them close the season without a record better than 2:07. As for Huron
Reaper, he is hardly as steady as tin
other pair, but has terrific- speed and
should  be good  ou  a   mile track.
Uhlan 1:68 3 4, tho world's greatest
trotter, has commenced a series of ex
hibitions that when completed will un
doubtodly add much to turf history, al
tor many world's records and give him
thc irght to be proclaimed the cham
pion of thc trotting breed.
Adverse weather conditions handi
capped Uh.nn iu his attempt to lower
the world's trotting record to wagon,
made by Lou Dillon 1:58 1-2, at Mom-
phis, Ten., in 1903, when sho stopped a
mile in 2:00 flat. Tho famous trotter,
however, made a grand elfort and succeeded in equalling the record. He
was at tho quarter in 20 14 seconds,
tho half .19 3-1, and wheu the three-
quarters was reached in 1:30, many believed that a new record would be established; but Uhlan weakened in the
stretch ami finished the milo in two
minutes,
China's second exhibition ;it Nortli
Run dull, when he shattered the half
mile wagon record of one minute made
bv tho trotting, gelding, Major Delmar
l;59 3-4, in 1900, over the old Cleveland track. Uhlan wns drivon by his
owner, Mr. Billings. The flrst quarter
was done in 2S L0 seconds and the se
ond   in 27  3 4,  making     the  half  in
56 1-4. Many horsemen aro waiting
anxiously to boo Uhlan go for the
world's trotting record to sulky. It is
the general opinion that ho is capable
of dethroning Lou Dillon, and that before the racing season is over there
will bo a new trotting chammpion.
THE    -NINE DAYS' WONDER"
It was a certain William Kemp, thu
most original famous dancer of ljueen
Elizabeth's day, and the creator of low
comedy roles in Shakespearian plays,
who was tbe original "Nino Day-.'
Wonder." For Kemp, with ribbonE
on his jerkin aud bolls arouud his legs,
jigged and capered all tho way from
London to Norwich, a distance of some
125 miles. Ho danced along for nine
days, and thus mado bis name and the
expression part of household conversation in every hamlet in Englano and
on the Continent as well.
Accounts of Will Kemp occupy many
pages iu tho books on Kli/.abctbm
drama and thoso on the manners and
customs of the time. It is universally
conceded that Kemp created .h-» character of Dogberry iu "Much Ado
About Nothing" and that of Peter in
" Romeo and Juliet."
As for tho "Nine Daya' Wonder,''
Elizabethan writers, Ben dohnson
among others, often icfe* to him. He
was th*; subject of many pamphlets,
and Kemp himsolf wroto an autobiography.
Only one copy of Kemp's "Nine
Pays' Wonder. Performed in a Dance
from London to Norwich," is extant,
in the Bodleian Library at Oxford.
But there havo been several reprints.
Kemp, who describes himself as a man
who spent his life "in mad liggos and
merry lestes'' recounts blithely and
wittily how he and his labourer made
their way through Romford, Chelmsford, Sudbury, Rockland, and Barford
Bridge to Norwich.
Thoy were entertained royally along
the route, and, despite the bad weather
which delayed them, would doubtless
have arrived at Norwich long before
the twenty-three days were up, had not
the good folK along tho road beon so
hospitable.
Kemp started from the house of the
Lord Mayor of London, and at Norwich ho was received by the mayor of
that fioufishing towu, who presented
him with a sum of money and pensioned him for life.
When he again reached Londou,
where he had '' put out'' a sum of
money against accident along tho road,
Kemp was repaid fourfold. It was in
1599 that Kemp performed his "Nine
Days' Wonder." It is written, but
with doubtful authority, that the idol
of tho Elizabethan populace afterwards
capped this feat bv iiggiug over the
Alps.
EVOLUTION OF PARTRIDGES
A remarkable example of tho effects
of euviroment aud changed conditions
of life upon lhe forms of animals is
furnished by a species of partridge living iu thc Canary Islands. Over four
hundred years ago the. Spaniards introduced the red legged partridge from
Kurope into these islands, and the bird
has continued to flourish there; but,
as recent examination proves, it has
undergone modifications clearly brought
about bv the conditions under which
it lives.
Its back has turned from russet color
to gray. This looks like protect ive Vol
oration, since the bird passes its life
among gray volcanic rocks.
Its beak has become one-fourth long
or and thicker than that of its ancestors and of its Kuropeau relatives, and
its legs also have increased in length
ami grown stouter.
These changes ure exactly such as
were needed to suit it to the life that
it is now compelled to lead amid the
rocks and on the mountain sides of
the islands.
WHEN KING    GEORGE    GOES TO
INDIA   THE   FESTIVITIES
WILL BE IMMENSE
Delhi is to be> tho scene of King
George's spectacular Durbar at tho end
of the year, so all India is alroady ex
citedly proparing for thc event.
At Delhi itself hordes of workmen
are busy day and uight on roads, waterworks, railroads, and sanitation
that will meet the needs not of thc pre
sent 200,000 inhabitants, but tho 500,-
000 who will muster thore iu Docombor. It is a mighty work, with two
maharajnhs—of Gwalior and Bikanir—
as chief overseers, and Sir John Jowett
and General Cox, representatives of the
British Government.
The Delhi visit will last from Thurs
day. December Tth, to Saturday, December 10, after which King George
goes tiger shooting with the Mahara
jah of Nepaul. Beginning with a Stnte
entry into tbe ancient city, whon several thousand representative Indians
will greet him in a pavilion on the top
of the ridgo that became famous in
the Mutiny, the first three days will be
used in exchanging visits with the
ruling ehiofn. In 1904, whon the last
Durbar was held, a huge mistake was
made in omitting those personal interviews. The sensitive Indians felt
thnt   Lord   Kitchoner,    wbo    arranged
Worms irr children, if they be not attended to, cause convulsion.!, and often
death, Mother Graves' Worm Kxter
initiator will protect the children from
these distressing a mictions.
RHEUMATISM
13 MONTHS' SUFFERING CURED
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moment was torture, I could not turn
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"Yours truthfully,
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tho programme, had slighted thoir hereditary chieftains, and ill feoling spread
all over thc laud. King George is determined to give no opportunities for
criticism on that head this time, for
he is impressed by the importance nf
India tti the Empire and anxious to
learn  Indinn  opinion.
Aftor a garden party on tho Mon
day, tho great Durbar will bo hold on
Tuesday, December 12, surpassing iu
color and magnificence everything done
during the Coronation season in London. Kieh jewels, rare robes, gold liar
nessed elephants, and all tho Oriental
splendor of competing Indian dignitaries will bo massed round 2the canopied space whereon the King and Queeu
will put on their crowns. Unlike tho
ceremony in Westminster Abbey, they
will   do   this   for   themselves.
That unique ceremony will be foi
lowed by a State dinner and a rocep
tion in the King's camp. In tho foi
lowing days Delhi will see a succession
of dazzling events, such as polo
tournament, an investiture, a review
of S0,000 troops, and military  races.
Attached to the Durbar ground will
be a huge encampment for notable
guests from Kugland, including mom
hers of the Commous and Houso of
Lords, who for $50 a day and upwards
.vill have all the luxuries of home in
the most resplendent camp ever erect
ed for temporary purpose.
AH over India the cities will blaze
with illuminations and from the mountain peaks the watchfires will signal to
tho restive natives of t.ho fastnesses
that tho Emperor ami Empress arc ou
their   Indian   soil.
INCREASE OF KNOWLEDGE
Tho mild-mannered mnu was so wol)
informed about past, present, and future dates of suffragists' meetings that
some one ventured the opinion that
his wife must be one of tho chiof sup
porters of the cause.
"You're nway off there," said another. "That chap isn't even married.
lie's a hotel clerk, and has to ucid suf
fragist meetings to his church theatre, and political calendar for the
benefit of women travellers. Out-of-
town women wbo want to bc up with
tho processions place thoso meetings
at the head of New York's attractions.
They haven *t time to look up tho
dates for themselves, so the accommodating dorks keep tabs for them.'1
Rondeau—To a Lady of Loves
Lady of loves, 1 pray thou love not me!
Let. me go hence lacking    rny    sovcr
oignty,
Nor lend thee to a dawn that lifts too
late.
Hold me for mere desire, like them that
wait—
Spoilers of lovo, willing with want of
thee,
Such   want   is   greut   as   all   thine
ecstasy,
Such service greater than the want
of thee.
Thou flame-flower    to  the    oyos, and
delicate
Lady of loves.
Fain  aro  thv  hands—look   then, I  let
them be!
And tbose thy kindling lips, so vainly
free—
Whereby no man shall know tbeo consecrate,
Whereto thou mightst have drawn him
for thy mate.
Yet   and   thou   wilt!—I   have    dealt
manfully,
Lady of loves!
—Oharlottle    Rudyard,     in     Harper's
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"Where There's A Will"
(By Ellis Parker Butler)
Never had Mrs. Sachs felt moro bliss
fully content than thia evening, as she
sank into her big chair beside the centre table, and took her sewing in her
hands. Outside, the wind was slapping
the rain against the house liko water
thrown from a pail, with all the vehemence of nn autumn storm, but in the
parlor all was light'and comfort. Tho
four big electric bulbs on the chande
Iter blazed, and tho electric table lamp
glared. In tho hall anothor electric
bulb made a flood of light, and even in
the dining-room the electrics were
turned on. There was not a dark cor
iur on the entire first floor, Mrs. Sachs
was well satisfied,
Ak the storm, which had begun in
tho afternoon, increased in violence,
Mrs. Sachs' feot had pained her more
and more, aud she had looked forward
to the torture of shoos with dread; but
with the increasing storm Annie had
wavered, ami whon night fell and Mr.
•Sachs came home, wot to the skin and
saying he had never Been such weather,
Annie sot Mrs. Sachs' mind nt rest by
saying she would not go to any theatro
that over was, on such a night.
"I'm glad you got some sense yet,
Annie,'' said Mrs. Sachs heartily, "It
ain't no use to go out nights like this.
1 like it bettor you should stay homo
with us, anyhow, the last night you be
horo. Vou don't go out tonight, no,
Henry f "
"Sueh a night, not much!" said Mr.
Sachs. "I ain't used to being so cruel
to myself."
Annie walked to tho window and
pressed her face against it, looking out.
She was small and dainty.
"Such weathers!" she exclaimed,
turning back. "Well, I guess we can
have a good timo by ourselves yet,
Aunt Tinu. I guess Proddy won't come.
Maybe vou let the twins stay up awhile
yett"
"Sure!" said Mrs. Sachs. "But
you bot Freddy comes! You bet he
thinks you go to the thoatro, too."
She was about to Bay she would send
Freddy home again if he camo, but
she decided she owed Annio something
for not dragging hor out in the storm.
All summer sho had watched Annie and
had manoeuvred against the very evident admiration of Freddy had for her
niece, for when the girl had come, in
the eary summer, hor mothor had written plainly:
"I hope yon keep one eyo on Annie
(tho letter ran), for Annio is just about
so old when she falls in love quick
with any fellor you don't know who.
I feel like 1 want to havo some say in
it when sho gets engaged, so she don't
make fools of us, like. Girls is
crazy anyways whon a feller looks at
them twiet. So look out sho dout-get
engaged."
Mrs. Sachs, at first, had been a littlo
piqued by the letter, but her big, good-
natured self could not remember a
pique lung, and sho frankly acknowledged the. mother's right, and tried faithfully to carry out her wishes. She had
chaperoned until her feet woro a misery
to her, und she had feared Annio might
consider her u nuisance. Particularly
had she battled against Freddy Ruck-
ert, as against an arch enemy; for
Freddy, rod-cheeked find yellow-haired,
scorned to have fallen head over heels
in lovo with Annie from thc first, and
Annie frankly preferred Freddy's company. The wileB Mrs. Sachs had used
would have done credit to a general.
She contrived ambushes and surprises,
ull of which Freddy, bland and unsuspecting, walked into with tho calm unconcern of u duck walking into a box.
Now that the last evening had come aud
Annie had decided to spend it at home,
Mrs. SaetiB felt her work was done.
Only, she meant to see thoro were no
dark corners in the house that night,
where there might be holding of hand?
or any such business.
When Freddy arrived, laughing at
the buffeting the storm had given him,
thc house was lighted as if for a party,
and as he took off his rough top-coat
ho said, "Say, I guess you got the big
electric light bill coming this month!"
in a tone thnt included no disappointment. If thc swcot process ho would
have called "fixing it up with Annie"
was in his thoughts at all, he gave no
sign, but walked into the parlor where
tho twins wero having a grand time
ou the tloor, rolling over and over with
all thc careless abandon of one -year-
•olds.
Annie wns exceedingly fqnd of thn
twins. The only thing sho regretted
about hor happy summer had been that
tho twins could not go with her whomever sho had gone. She loved to sit
on the floor "in the midst of tbe
twins"—as sho suid—talking to them,
playing with thorn, and admiring them,
For they were really delightful twins
—healthy, happy and handsome. With
Freddy in the room, and the twins,
Annio was ready to puss a delightful
evening.
To Mr. Sachs, Freddy was the queer
creature that the courting young man
becomes to the man of the hoiiHe, a
sort of bugaboo that one does not know
how to handle; to bo treated sternly,
yot kindly, liko a pet wolf that must
be fondled with one hand while the
other hand is ready to crush. He stood
up now to shake hands with Freddy,
and Mrs. Sachs, with a mind to having
a guard in each room, said, "Mebby if
you should want to road, Heinricb, you
should go into the dining-room. Wo
ain't making so much noise thoro."
But Mr. Sachs, manlike, did not catch
the hidden meaning.
"I ain't looked at the twins much
today yet, Tina," he said. "I could
get a good look at them in this light
here." Then, tnrning to Freddy: "If
you want, you could smoke in my house.
I don't do it.   I got so fat I got the
na     'ind   tit  amnlra  an   iminli   mn 'f   nn
pupors Homo timo ago how aome kids
got burnt up by matches, I fired them
out. 80 como we got the olectrics put
in nil over the houso. I ain't taking
no chances with the twins. Maybe
they don't got afire with matches, but
anyhow I guess it don't do them no
good to eat matches. Maybe you got
a match in your pocket, lleinrichf"
Tho ovoning, Mra. Suclis felt, was
beginning auspiciously. Tho conversation was general, and ahe meant to keep
it so.
"It don't do folks no good to be
always smoking, I guess," she said;
hoping to drnw Freddy into an argument. Mr. Sachs was feeling in ono
pocket after another, without finding
a match.     [
"I mako me sure I had a match
either in these clothes or somewhere,"
lie said. He put his fingers in thc
chango pocket of his coat nnd brought
out, with throe fingers, half a dozen
small coins and a whito stick. "Hore
is it!" ho exclaimed. "No, it is n
toothpickorl Maybe 1 got-.—"
Tho twins, sitting on the floor, watch
ed him with eager eycB. Freddy,
across the centre table, held tho cigar
poised in his hand, and Annio, demurely
seated in a chair in a far cornor, looked
admiringly at tho back of Freddy'B
head. Mrs. SachB, her largo form in
a chair as massive us that which held
Hoinrich, smiiod placidly at the twins.
Suddenly two coins slid from botwoen Mr. Sachs' plump fingers and
rolled across the floor. He put out one
big foot and plantod it firmly on one
of the coins, but the other, a glittering
new cent, roilod in a great semi circle.
It rounded the chair in which Mrs.
Sachs sat, oscuping the slippered foot
she put but at it; it rounded the base
of tho centre table; it ran past Freddy,
and toppled over on tho carpet directly
in front of one of tho twins! Instant
ly one little fat hand darted out uud
graspod the cent and lifted it toward
a rosy mouth.
"Mein Oott! Roschon! Stop it.
Amalie! Nichts!" cried Mr. Sachs,
rising bulkily from hiB chair.
''Nein, Roschen! Nein, nein, Ama<
lie!" cried Mrs. Sachs, getting out of
lier chair with groater haste than seem,
ed possible. She might havo reached
tho twin—wliichovor it was—or Mr.
Niieli.H might havo roached it, but as
they rprang forward thoir heads camo
together with Hlunning force It wus
.1 delay of but :.a i-.u-tart.
In that inr.n.r, however, tho iigltt-i
went out!
Net 11 e light, or two, hu' everv light
in (Ik- house, and i-vtiy 'ight nn the
street, lu the pa:ler tho r'aro it iig'it
was instantly followed by utter blackness, do«p, fathomless, and impenetrable. Never is darkness so dark as
whon it follows glaring light.
"Roschen! Amalie!" wailed Mrs.
Sachs, crcoping wildly on her hands and
kneos.   "Where are youf"
"Amiilie! Roschon!" shouted M
Sachs. His actions, had the twins bee
ablo to see him, would have tilled 'them
with joy. Tliey would have thought
ho was playing "big hour coming tc
catch the baby." Hut now no answering gurgle of pleasure rewarded his
heavy crawling across tho room. The
twins, wherever they were, seomed to
have beon made dumb by tho darkness.
"Quick! Aunie. Proddy! Already
mnybe si a twin choked by the cent!*'
wailed Mrs. Saclis. ''Ain't you got uo
sense!"
With one accord, Annie and Freddy
dropped to their kneos. There was a
dull blow, us of bone striking wood.
"Illit/en wetter!" cried Freddy, i'i
anguish. His hoad had come in litav-y
ceutlict wtih tho sharp edge of the
heavy leg of tho contro table, anil from
Annie came a low moan,
" I'leiise, Freddy, would you take
your knee off my fingers yett" sho
bogged. "I get them smashed else."
"Ah, poor liebchen!" exclaimed
Freddy, hut Mrs. Sachs' voice wailed
louder, broken by the noise of her
skirts as she scrambled ovor the floor,
mid by the thumps as she bumped into
the furniture. Never liad the room
soemed so overt'urnislied. It seemed to
have become a veritablo forest, in
which tlio twins wero lost forever.
"Such ain't no time to be getting
off of fingers," she cried angrily. "You
could bo finding twins new. Somebody
could strike a match! "
Is nn matches in the house?" panted  Mr. Kadis, feeling uuder thc sofa.
A   fool   is   a   man  that  don't have
mutches!     Amal "
'Here!    1 got ono!" cried Freddy.
"Strike it, then, dumb-head!" Baid
Mis. S'achs, angrily.
"It is a twin I got, not a match,''
said Freddv. "Tf you moan I should
hit the kid "
that agonized parents can put into such
a thing, Mrs. Sachs giving instructions
to Mr. Sachs, and Mr. Sachs returning
othor instructions. It waa impossible
te know which twin had swallowed the
copper cent, and both suffered alike.
"Hello! Hello!" shouted Freddy into
the telephone. He varied it by jogging
the receiver-holder up aud down violent-
ly. Contra! would not answer. He
knocked on the battery-box with the
receiver. "Hello, why don't youf" he
cried. "Look, I am in a hurry onco!
Hello!"
"Dumb-head!" cried Mr. SachB. I
'' Not to kaow how yet to ubc a telephone! Take whichever is this twin,
Tina.   I go!"
lle wont. Up thc stairs he went like
a heavy hurricane, and pushed Freddy
away with ono wide sweep of his arm.
"Hollo, now!" he criod. "Give mo
Dr. Bardenbauer, und make quick."
But no answering "Give you information!" came back. Tho receiver
offered nothing but blind, blank silence.
Behind him thoro was a noise like a
load of paving-stones falling on a plank
walk. Mr. Sachs did not even turn his
head. It was only Froddy falling downstairs. Mr. Sachs was "listening with
tense senses to the silence in the tela
phone.
"Hello!" he cried angrily. "What
good is such a telephono business yet?
Central!    Give mc  Central!  Hello!
Tomorrow I report von good, I tell you!
Hello!"
His anger increased. He pounded on
the battery box until it cracked open
like an oyster. The telephone was
dumb, Mr. Sacks did not kuow it. but
thn same falling tree that had severed
tho electric light wires had carried
down the telephone wires. Thore is
nothing so maddening as a telephone
that will not talk baek.
"Donnor blitz!" cried Mr. Sachs,
and then dashed down the stairs. Ho
throw open the front door and then
dashed out, liutlcss und costless, into
tlio raging wind and rain.
To Mrs. Sacks, with the two scream-
ing babies in her arms, it seemed hours
before he returned, and when tho front
who was new to the country, was w»t«b
mg for manifestations of these. We hod
a copious lunch, and already 1 was at
my fourth glass of tea when the postman arrived with letters.
A few minutes later the merchant, in
:i plangent voice, exclaimed: "The demon take it!" Then, turning to hiB
wife: "Little mother, we nro aa good
as ruined, (live up your trip to Paris
this venr. We aro done for." "Whatever has happened, Ivan Petrovitch? Do
tell me, ' "That scoundrel Phillippoff
invites mo to a glass of tea again. Lord!
1 could fling the tumbler-aye, thc samovar, in hiB misshapen phiz!" "Are
you sure, little fathor, that vou understand his letter? Is it possible that he
would do it three timon? You yourself
told mo that uo man would do it more
than twice." "True enough. But
Phillippoff is an animal, without, faith
or law. He ought to bc in Siberia. He
bus  ruined us."
After u while I asked for an explanation. My host's brother answered:
"That swindling ruffian ia again insolvent anil wants to offor a scurvy fraction in the rouble to his creditors. So
hr asks them to meet him next Thursday at the Turk's Hend Hotel ot a glass
of tea. lie bogan it threo years ago,
giving us only 18 copecks for*every 100
lie owed us. We accepted and forgave
him.    After all, it's a cuatoin—a bad
"i but  everybody  winks  ut   it  and
everybody condemns it. It's deep-
rooted. When tho debts arc not big
and are distributed among a lot of the
firms it's bearable, and thon one can
hope to make up for it in othor ways.
Well, as soon as that waa settled Phillippoff again received credit from all
the best firms, and even from some that
 " "Why over do you trust a fellow who has only just "   "Oh, but
we always do. It's another of our customs. We feol that a solf-rospecting
man, after having closed on a good bit
nf other people'a monoy, will stand
moro firmly on his own legs and pay his
way. He can afford to be honest, barring accidents. 8o wc trust him much
more than if he had nevor failed. But
thnt miserable skunk, without the slen-
The Best Oarmen In America
How   Canadians   Have   Corral*!   This Year's Trophies
(By  .1.  T.   btirretti  in  the  Canadian
Courior)
Tho outstanding feature of tbe row
ing soaBon cf 1911 has bcen the excel
lenee of Canadian oarsmen. Thoy have
swept away thc principal prizes at all
the important regattas, which havo
been held on this continent, and have
mado a creditable showing in Kngland.
These are sweeping statements. Are
they borne out by the facts?
On July 4th. nt the Peoples' Kegat
ta. held at Philadelphia, the Argonaut
Rowing Club, of Toronto, won the
senior eight-oared race aad tlio senior
ingle sculls. In the latter, 13. B. Butler proved his prowess as an oarsmen
fitted to meet the best scullers on tho
continent.
The Northwestern International Regatta, hold at Duluth. on July 21 and
'■i-, revealed the strength of the Winnipeg Rowing Club, of Winnipeg, At
this regatta tho oarsmen from the Red
River won the senior single sculls, junior aud aonior double sculls, junior and
senior fours, junior and senior eights,
and tho pair oars from the best crews
of the Northwestern States. Winnipeg
truly almost wiped the slate clean of nil
colors but their own. and maintained
tlio traditions which lifted the Steward's Cup, at Henley last year. The
olub in in a flourishing condition and
its recont successes have attracted
many promising members. When Western energy and enthusiasm are applied
to an oar, records may woll tremble.
The greatost regatta of North America is that held annually by the National Association of Amateur Oars
men. This year the exocutive decided
that the contests would take place on
Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, N.Y., July 28
and 2'.*, or a  week  in advance of  the
SOME  OF THE  GRAND CIRCUIT PERFORMERS
(Owned hy It. .1. MeKo
VERNON McKINNEY
JOE PATCHEN II.
door   opened   aud    Hr.   Bardenhuuer's' dorost excuse, asked ns to nnother glass
burly form appeared, dimly lighted by of too eighteen months later. This time
dyf
'Aeh, no!"
the  poor!
cried MrR. Snchs. "Give
Whero  arc you, Fred-
soil]
asthma, and to smoke so much ain't no
good for it. Annie, give Freddy one
of them cigars. Maybe they ain't bo
awful dry yet.''
Annie looked in the drawer of the
centre table and found one cigar with
at least a part of the wrapper remaining, and handed it to Froddy.
"Bay, that was a good cigar once,"
lie said appreciatively, after a glance
at the gaily-colored band that encircled
it. "If I could get ahold of a match,
I could have a good smoke."
"I don't know have we any," said
Mrs.   Sachs.   "When   I   read   in  the
Under   tlio   piano,   maybe,
Freddy, feeling above his head.
"So stay!" snid Mrs. Sachs. "I
come."
Striking the centre table ami two
chairs on the way, Mrs. Sachs mnde for
the piano corner,
"Make her down side np, Froddy,"
she urged; "and bo shaking hcr some."
The wail tbnt followed told that
Freddy had inverted the twin and was
shaking it.
"Hah!" exclaimed Mr. Snchs, tint
on his stomach. "The other one T have
got!"
"Vou should too upside her quick!"
cried Mrs. Sachs. "Shake her good,
Heinricb!"
The chords of tho piano rang ns she
grasped the twin from Freddy and,
sitting up suddenly, hit the piano with
her head. But it was no timo to mind
a knock or two.
"Quick, Froddy!" sho snid. "Telephone for the doctor yet. Make him
come soon. Copper cents is so poisonous in babies. He should como right
off, say."
"The telephone is by the top of the
stairs, Freddy," said Annie.
Both the twins were crying lustily
now, being held upside down and pounded on thc back, but nbovo tho wailing
of thc storm and the wailing of the
twins nnd the wailing of Mrs. Sachs,
Freddy's voice soon resounded.
Hello!   Hello!" ho shouted.
tho single caudle in liis carriage lamp
which he held in liis hand, she cried
nloud  for thankfulness.
Here is it 1 am, Hector!" she
cried, and ut that instant all the lights
in tho house blazed forth.
The light was dazzling. T'lvon Mrs.
Snchs, partly screened as she wus by
the piano under which she wus sitting,
losed her eyes an instant, ami thc big
doctor blinked. IUs carriage lamp he
came ii pale, sickly yellow.
In it moment lie was on liis knees lie
fore the piano, gazing a I the twins
through   his   wator dimmed   spoctach
"Bight side them up once," lie said
shortly.
The moment they were right side
the twins stopped howling, and the
doctor, taking the pink (ist of Amalie
or Roschen—-in liis big hand, carefully
pried the little (Infers apart. The bright
copper cent was there in the little pink
palm!
But Mrs. Sachs let her eye hold thc
look of relief Imt n moment, for, sitting
on the (loor of the hull with thoir backs
against the coat-rack, were Freddy ami
Annie, nnd Freddy was holding Annie V
knee-injured hand in his.
"Annie! What mean you? Shame!"
cried Mrs. Sachs.
Itut Annie only looked op into Fred
dy's face blissfully.
"Don't worry, Mrs. Snchs," said
Freddy politely. "Things nln't like
what they was. Since I tumble downstairs, mo and Annie has yot engnged
already. We got a right to hold
hands."
1 pocketed was 85,000 roubles,
I us J I* copecks and got off for
STRANGE   CUSTOM   AMONG   RUSSIAN MERCHANTS
due hot summer's dny many years
ago I was sipping caravan ten from a
tumbler in a delightful garden near St.
Petersburg, in the company of a Russian merchant and his wife. In those
davs the merchant cluss was more of a
caste than it is to-day; it had its old
In the parlor the ministrations to the I traditions, its exclusivcness, its queer
twins went on with all the intensity | customs and even its literature, nnd I
tho sum
llr offore
thut"
'•After these two failures Phillip-
poll's credit rose enormously, It wus
like a balloon without ballast. Everybody trusted him. His word was taken like a bond. For nobody imagined
he would again suspend payment, And
now—may Old Nick tear him to pieces
- he is at the gamo again. This time
my brother is hit, verv hard—very
lined."
That wns my (irst acquaintance with
Ilie Russian merchants' glass of tea,
which is one of thc most deep-rooted
commercial institutions of tho country
Kvciyliody tolerates it. "Hodie mini
crns til'it." Russians arc easy-going
It is the foreigners horo who kick
against the pricks, nnd refuse to rocog
ni/.e this short cut to commercial well
being. They have uo patlonce with the
inuu who cheats them out of their
money, nml then asks thom to pass a
sponge over the slate ami trust bim
anew. They cull him u swindler, and
would fall) hnve hiin punished by law.
Hut the low does uot help them much.
The commercial code, however,
now lieing revised nnd modified, and
doubtless one dny it will be promulgated in its new form, but as the Russian proverb hus it: "Before the sun
rises, the dow mny mnke your eyos
smart." Hence. Hussian and foreign
merchants are now trying to help themselves until such times us the Imperial
Govornmont eau help them. The press
organs have long been advocating somo
drastic netion. But whnt can be done
against a system which is connived at
by the merchants themselves. "Such
doings," writes a serious newspaper of
St. Petersburg, "are looked upon in
certain circles not only us not incorrect,
but ns proofs of commercial elever-
ss, wliich nrp absolutely justified, and
rm, so to say, a characteristic trait
of the profession. The maxim, "Unless
you deceive you will not soil" is held
ia high honor in wide circles of Russian
Roynl Canadian I Ten ley.   The action of
the  Na tion ul Association was strongly
disapproved  of  by   Canadian   oarsmen
because  it  was u  departure from  the
long established custom of holding  lhe
American regatta after Henley. In for
mer years, Canadian crows, if success
fui nt their own National regatta, com
pot'od   at   the   American.     The   change
was n   hardship  for juuior crows, because if they entered the American interim'.tint.-  contests, and   were  snecess-
ful, they  would  be disqualified  for Ihe
< 'auadian   junior   races.     Consequently,
the success of tlu- Cnnadlnn Hon ley was
threatened  to  some  extent   by  tiie ne
tion   of  the   National   Association      All
Canadian clubs. .«"*<• the Argonauts, decided   not   to   enter   the   American   Nn
tional.    The   Argonauts  determined   to
train a special eight  to row iutennedi
nte   at   Saratoga   und   to   rOBOrvo  their
regular junior night for Henley. Senior
crews were not affected.    If the Anteii
cans hoped to eut, the Canadian train
iug season short by advancing their re
gatta   a  couple  of  weeks their efforts
were  iu   vain.     I'lider  lhe care of Mr.
Joseph  Wright, their captain and inmi
tcur coach, the  Argonauts went  down
to Saratoga with the light of battle iu
their byes,    They entered six faces lllld
won ull of them from such crack clubs
ns thc New Vork  Athletics, the Aran
dols,   of  Baltimore,   fhe   Detroit   Boat
Club and the  Vespers, of Philadelphia,
The six  victories   were:   Senior  eights,
senior fours, senior  Association single
sculls, senior championship single sculls,
quarter mile dash  senior single sculls,
und intermediate eights.   To carry off
five    senior    American    championships
was  n   remarkable  achievement   for  n
single   club.     Butler's   wonderful   por
formnnce  of  winning   the   three senior
single races mnde nil the rowing critics
in America gasp with astonishment.
Gratifying as were tho victories of
the Argonauts, ihey had a bad effect
upon the Royal Canndlan Henley. Du
luth withdrew its entries nnd tho only
United States clubs which ventured tO
faco the Canadians were the Hetroit
Boat Club and thc Mutual Rowing Club,
of Buffalo.   Out of ton Canadian cham
pionships, only one crossed the border.
This was the junior single sculls, won
by O. Regan, of the Mntual Club.
Hamilton Rowing Club won the four-
oared working boat race, and the Don
Rowing Club, of Toronto, Won tho
junior fours. The other seven races,
viz., senior, light senior and junior
eights, senior fours, senior singles, lightweight senior fours, and juuior double,
were won by the Argonauts, The last
mentioned club has just completed the
most successful season iu its history.
At the People's National and Henley
Regattas, its members started in eighteen races and wou fifteen, eleven of
which were senior events.
As for tho English Henlev, it is a
matter of athletic history how thc Ottawa ojght beat the Belgians and chas-
od Magdalene College, the winners of
the Grand Challenge Cup. Also, their
four won tho first heat, of the Stewards'
Cup.
At the end of the season, who arc the
best crews aud scullers in America?
One answer is easy to give—Canadians,
It, is almost ns easy to place the Canadians according to merit. Thc scullers
are disposed of immediately bv putting
Butler at their head, ln sooior eights,
the choice will be between thn Argonauts and the Ottawa Henlev crews.
The Ottawa crew was a trifle faster,
perhaps a second, over the Canadian
Henloy and National courses last year.
But they rowed in a Bectional eight,
while the Argonauts used the ohl style
of sboll. This year the Argonauts have
a sectional boat. Also they have Geoffrey Taylor at stroke, and other
changes in the crew. They broke the
senior record of the United State*
this year and are, in the opinion of
their supporters, a much faster and
stronger crew than the Ottawa eight, as
they rowed last year. But it must be
remembered that the Ottawas have improved greatly as a result of thoir winter's training and Knglish experience.
To decide which crew would win before the race is a task which would
puzzlo the experts, but it would be a
contest worth going miles to soc. In the
senior fours, with the possible exception of tho Ottawa Henley crew, tho
Argonauts aro fastest. They had also
tho best light senior, and junior eights.
Winnipog probably had the best junior
single ami doublo scullers of thc season.
H i.s pocnliar to watch the effect that
the production of a high-class eight
sometimes has on a club. Ottawa is the
case in point. Hast year thev stood
nigh in American und Canadian honors.
This year thoy had no National entries
and their eight and two fours were
badly beaten nt tho Canadian Henlev.
When the big fellows nre lieing brought
to thc line edge of physical perfection
the smaller fry get little attention.
The Maritime Provinces Rowing Association, which is affiliated with the
0. A. A. O., has not produced many
scullers or sweep men of note this year.
True, Halifax has still .lilm 'O'Neill,,
but John changed his mind about row-'
ing against Butler at the National. Ho
may well afford to do this because tho
National laurels were his years ago,
and he does not need to muke a reputation by encountering the coming mon.
It is gratifying to learn that an effort
will he made this winter to organize
new rowing dubs in Montreal. Machine
has always suffered from lack of local
competition. The greatest obstacle is
the absence of a good course within
practice distance of the citv, but if
the M. A. A. get behind the rowing
boom something good  may come of it.
What does this superiority of ''unna- '.
dian oarsmen menu? Of what significance is the fnct that crews from Win-
nipeg and Toronto swooped down on
the American regattas this season und
enrried away the principal prizes? Do
these successful border raids mean any;-'
tiling? If one visits .American mitt
Oiumdian regattas he wilt notice certain things which help to answer these
questions, In the first, place, the American oarsmen aro rarely the equal of
the Canadian in physique. .Secondly,
tbey do not show the same external
evidence of careful, sane, scientific
training. Thirdly, the American crews
are nearly always beaten in the last
minute. In other words, "they die in
the stretch." Rowing is'the most exhausting farm of exercise in tl* world.
No other sport requires such qualities
of muscle and endurance. Is it truo
Hint our nnt thorn climate is more suit-
IIbit! for sildl contests than Hint, which
is nearer the "Sunny South!" or, does
it breed a more nigged nice of men?
TURBINE  LOCOMOTIVE
A small turbine locomotive fittod with
especially designed turbines has been
successfully tried ut Milan. The peculiar feature nf the turbine is tho
use uf movable blades, which are op-
era ted in series. Four sets of such
bludes nre used, nnd at high speed tho
steam strikes the first set of blades
only, while nt intermediate spoeds two
sets or three sets can eome into play.
The reversing mechanism is a special
and unique feature of this motor. The
rotors have two sots of blades whieh
are of opposite curvature. When nwi
uiug in one direction the Steam passes
over the blades ut the outer circumference from loft to right; when running in the opposite direction steam
passes over the other set of blades
from right to left. In either case tho
loss of energy due to the blowing action
of the second set. of blades only
amounts to n smnll fraction of the total,
aud the experiments show it to be 2
to It per cent. It is reported that this
engine starts well under load both on
curves nnd gradients, and that the consumption of steam hns not exceeded 38
pounds per horse power hour whon running  in  either direction.
KEEN
There were some question* in geography required in the preliminary examinations for law students who aspired to admission to tho bar. "Name
ten nnimals that live in the Arctic
zone." One young man wrote: "Five
polar bears ami fiv« seals. N.B.—
Permit mo to call your attention to the
fact that tho question doos not specify
that tho animals should be of different
varieties,"      He passed.
104
t' «. ■■■
THE Iftl.AN'nKP., CtntBEr.tASDi B.O
SOME FINE LOTS IN
COURTENAY
On The Road to Union Bay.
&      LOOK AT THE SIZE AND LOCATION
UNION BAY BOA.D
13.
12.
11.
10.
9.
8.
7.
6.
COMOX LOGGING* RAILWAY CO
Ctsurttnay Oftttsa Houst   X
"HiittTntTiolclx,
PRICES
IctlJ3C0   lots 3 and 4, j>250   Lot 5, $325   Ut 6 375   Lot 7, 3230
Lots 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, »250   Lot 13, j-275
Situate about 300 yards from Courtenay Opera House.     ALL LOTS CLEARED.
Cash, Balance, 6, and 12 Months.
Terms, Third
G.R»Bate9% ™.ve Courtenay
eharlieSingehong
DEALER   IN
Silkwear of all kinds, Dry
Goods, Groceries,Hardware.
BEST   QUALITY AT CHEAPEST PRICES
10 per cent, off lor first ten days.
Store at Chinatown.    GOODS SOLD GASH ONLY.
NOTICE
Having suld my I'ioycle business,
all accounts due niusi lie paid In ino
Those having accounts will render
same to ine.
_ ('. EiitW.
MM
People's
TEA
is sold by
PUBLIO INQUIRIES ACT."
HIS HONOUR the Lieuteiiant-Gn»-
ernor iu Council n»8 been pleaded
to appoint tbe Honourable Albert Eil
ward McPbillipps, K. 0., President of
tbe Exeootiie Oouncil; tbe Honourable Prioe Ellison, Minister ol Finance: Charles Henry Lugrin.of tbe City
of Victoria, Esquire; anil Wlllliaro
Harold Malkln, ol the City ol Vancou
ter, Esquire; to be Commissioner*
under the "Publio Inquiries Acs', loi
the purpose ol enquiring into and reporting upon the orera'ion of the "A
sesiment Ac',1903," with respect te
ita practical bearings on the tin mcis
ri'quireme .la 'I (he P mince.
Tbe said Comniis- oners will bull
their meerii gs oo the dat*s and a!
Ihe plaoes mentioned hereunder
namely:—
Victoria at tbe Eiecutife Coorci!
Chamber, Parliament Buildin. s, Men
day and l'uesdi
tem ber at 10
Hoik  rr 'he
y 25 '. and 26tli Se
A i
the Cour
om i
McPhee &
Morrison
 GBNBRHL    MBRCHBNTS           ,f~m     f^
Courtenay      D.VS.
at 40c
This TEA is a Special
Blend and well worthy
of af trial, so do not fail
to TRY IT.
N* aim , t\ ni, i .-uay nutt ,   i . ■ j
27th and 28tu September.
Vancomer, Fridny     nd   Saturday,
2Dth end 30l!i September.
New Weatnioitfr, Muiulsy 2nd Or.
Revelstoke, Wednesday, 4 h Oct.
Uolden, Thureday 5th Oolober.
Craubrook, Saturday, 7i I, Ootober
Fernie, Monday, Bib Genu r
Nelsnn, Wedowday, 11" Octoher.
Rossland, Thursday, liib October,
Orand Forks, Friday, 13th October.
Princeton, Saturday, Mil, Ootober,
Mrrritt, Monduy, Kith October.
Kamloops, Tuesday, 17th Ocu her.
Sommerland, Thursday, 19th Oct
Penticton, Friday, 20th October
Kelowna, Saturday, 21st Ootober, •
Vernon, Monday, 23rd Ootober.
It is requested thnt nil persons who
ar   iLt"'""t"c! in tbe  matter i.iuresan
and who desire lo be heard, wiil not
fail t    11   . r   ent    t the mietinge o
the Commissioners,
PRIOE ELLISON,
Clutirman.
Treasury Department,
IM September, 1911.
sep23 oo88
A DOLLAR
SrFNT AT 1I0MK RFAOT8 IN ITS I1FNFFITS
WITH U.V0R48IN0 CIFNKR4L PROFIT SUNT
OUT OF TOWS ITS I.IKE 19 K.NllEII KKPT
WITH THK HOMK liKKCIUNMlTIB A MKS-
SKSOFK llFCOKTIN'UOUBBBNKFlT BUS-
ISKHS MIS FHIU'l.U A"AKK TO THB IM
I'OKTASOE I'F KEEPING THIS 1)01.1 AU AT
HOMK AND MAKE A HID FOU IT BV JUDICIOUS ADVIUIISISO
CUMUERLAND * UNION WA
TEU WORKS CO.,  LTD.
NOTICE
Sprinkling will lie allowed only two
nights a week, namely! Tuesday nnd
Friday, fl'bui 7 lo 9 o'clock in the evening. Leaky tiijis must be attended
to nt one '. Any t liuuges nr additions
to existing piping muat lie sanctioned
by the Company.   By order
L. \V. Nunns, Sec'y
Cumberland, Aug., 1, 1911.
FOU SALE—Forty-two acres of hay
by acre or ton; if hauled by purohaattr
&?0 per tun; if delivered by seller 922
)icr ton. Gnud Clover, and Timothy.
Apply to Chiu Yeuk, Westwood Farm,
Samlwick, B. C. jy-16
Visiting curds at tlio Islander ot
lice.
SAYWARD LAND DISTRIOT.
Distriot of Cortes Island.
T, ke notice that I, Alfred Carta! che of Vancouver, B.O. occupation
plasterer, intends to apply lor permission to purchase the lollowing described lands:—Commencing at a prsl
planted abrnt 20chains ni rth of tbe
soutb-wtsl rtrrer ol T. L 27196,
thence west 80 chai. e, tbii ce north
80 chains, thence east 80 chains,
tbence south 80chains.
Alfred Cautanche.
Earl Cline, Agenl,
Dated July 7tb, 1911.
SAYWARD LAND   DISTRICT.
District of Cortes Island.
Take notice tbat I, William J., Elliott nl Vancouver, oocupalion carpenter, Intends to apply for permission to
pinchase tbe folloti'i'v desciibrd
land' I—0i n menoing st s post planted about not half .i ile it, soutb-wijt-
>rly direction from Carrington Bay,
north-west corner ol T. L. 40897,
thei ce south 70 cbsius, thence east 80
cbains, tbence north about 60 chains,
torhore line, tbence following shore
lines round to place ol commencement.
William J. Elliott.
Earl Cline, Agenl.
Dated July 15tn, 1911.
SAYWARD LAND DISTRICT.
Distriot ol Cnrlea Island.
Take notiee that EarlOline, ol Ven
comer, B. C. oocupalion, photographer, intends to apply for permit ine to
purchase the following described
Isuds t— Commencing at a pnst
planted 20 chains north nl the south-
west corner ol T. L 27196, tbence
south 80 chains, tbenee west 80 chalus
tbence nortb 80 obains, tbenee east 80
chains.
Earl Clini.
Dated July 7th, 1911.
0AN( . i.A  .u.< i.i RESERVE,
N-.liiv i., le irhy iiiv. n ituti th, icaurv
ox s li |j by " bsoii uf In- notice p iblisl d
ii   !.■   II   i.'   Oolmiibm (i ■/.. i-nt     .
■' I. Deo •. ii. i  1007, 0 i   ri gs ime I'   I'
I        I li        ll    .   I-   oil, III.
I.. in ei I'lllib.l I.... II N ttOl'J
.'..rb has lapsed, is cane, lied, and tbt
to   li, ds a ill lie upon to Inoatlon id   r
nub ight on  the   llth Due luo   1911.
ROBERT  A.   RKNWICK
Deputy .Mu istei el Lund.
Dapar men <> Lands, Victoria, B  O
Sopteml ;rl2th, 1011.
sep2ii decK)
NOTICE
I  i»-. e  i oi. v tlio  public  that on
lho l'n -■ of -'    leuil.T I    ureliiised  the
ii n     on by   E. C
Kinilu. I wol continue to oarry on same
lino of work, satisfaction guaranteed
Hoping for n cotinuation of your pat-
yoiirs,
Tommy   Nakanishi
s
HEADQ UARTE US  FO 11
Furniture
Wallpaper
Crockery
Etc., etc.
A nice line of Iron Bedstead;
$4. >° $40.
just  arrived
T. E. BATE.
BUY AS
The  BEST  Machine   on  the   Market
and sold on EASY TERMS   	
JEPSON BROS., District Agents, Nanaim-i, B. C.
C. Segrave, Local Representative, Cumberland, IS. C.
Capital $3,200,000
Reserve $7,000,000
THE ROYAL BANK
©F eHNHOH
Drafts Issued ln any currency, pay a bio nil over the world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, and Interest at
highest current rates allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branuli -   - OPEN DAILY
UNION WHARF, B.C., Sul. Brancli-OPEN THURSDAYS
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
COURTENAY, B. C. BRANCH OPEN DAILY
R. E. Culbert, Manager.
IF YOU WANT A FIRST CLASS PIANO
AT A MODERATE PEICE
*Buy a STANLEY
W^   These Pianos give satisfaction in tone uud toueli und are liuilt to
* last, a lifetime.
We carry the Victor Gramophone & Victrolas,
and Victor Records.    Cull and liear the latest novelty,
The Victor Puzzle Record Price $1.00
8 EBCOEDS IIN"   OIsTE  6
.. DUNSMORE'S MUSIC STORE ..
Church St., NANAIMO, B. C Opposite B nk of Commerce.
Fall
Clothes
Nut in many ymrs have wc hIi « n pi ch
variety tMitrtitiuitt of Fill Suiting*, in-
ol ml an all tliu nt-w culor i tTno'H in ihe
[iiiii mul fancy Cheviot*, Wurntudii
tfoutah and Irish Tweeds, HI no and Blnck
Serges, Oaisimerea and Diagonals, Nearly
100 ili-cigiiR to ht'lci't from Gome iu and
im-asure no*. Thia in the time to umkc
aeleotiou,
WE GUARANTEE A   PKR-
FEOT FIT OR REFUND
YOUR MONEY
UNION BAY CO-OPERATIVE
COMPANY    '
S.ile Agenta fnr th«   limine >f FTobVtfin
Limited Canada*! Ltirgea Tail" >
HOUSES"
HOBBERLIN
amirm
' vf
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