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THE ISLANDER
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No. a
THE ISLANDER, CUMIiERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1910.
Subscription price f 1,60 per yeai'.
COURTENAY" COLTS
CONNECT
MEETING OF THE       MARSDEN-DENTON
HOSPITAL BOARD
Won from Union on
Sunday and get in the
percentage column.
Courtenay broke into the percentage
column last Sunday, beating the Union
Bay twam by a score of 12 to 5. The
game was won in the Iimt innings by
the home team, after the Unionists
had gone out in one-two-three order.
For Courtenay, McNiel led off with n
Bingle tn left and stole second, Dixon
sacrificed him to third, and the runner
scored a little later, when the catcher
threw wild iu an endeavor to ciitch
him oil' the base. Thomas was out on
a fly to short. Andei ton hit sale to
third. Drosky was hit by a pitched
ball. McGoldrick was safe when the
first baseman dropped the ball and
Andertiin scored. Curtis was saved
by nnother juicy error by first, and
another tally was registered. Faber
lined one to left field and everybody
scored. Buchanan was given a chance
when the first baseman failed to handle
the throw from second. McNeil was
out on a neat catch by Sommerville.
The first baseman was given a transfer
ticket for his work in this round. For
Union, in the second, Chirk got to
third by clever baserunning, but three
of his team mates fanned and he died
there. Courtenay made it 9—0 in the
second Dixon was safe on a first
base error. Thomas hit safe to second. Anderton fanned. Drosky
was safe when the centre fielder
dropped the ball. McGoldrick was out
out on • swell catch by Clark. Curtis
drove in some runs with a hit for two
bags. Faber struck out, and even
Courtenay looked relieved. Union
got a score in the third. Robertson
waa safe on an overthrow from second.
Balo struck out. Le Claire went oul
on a fly to Faber. Cam pasted one
to centre for two bags scoring Robertson. Richardson struck out. In this
innings Robertson replaced Balo in
the pitchers box for Union, aud things
quietened down considerably. Dixon
managed to get to third, but his team
males all died at first. Neither team
did anything in the fourth or fifth.
Union g"t a belated move on in tin-
sixth and scored two. Richardson
got a pass. Sommerville was hit by a
pitched ball. Clark was out ou an in
field fly. Fredericks hit a hot safe
one to centre. Ityan was hit by the
pitcher and the bags were full. Ko
bertson put up un easy fly to short.
Balo delivered the needful wiih a
safely to right, scoring Souiinerville
nnd Fredericks. Le Claire drew four
wide ones aud joined the parade
Cam fanned. Com tenay did nothing,
In the seventh Union got another on
some wild throwing, Uii'hanlson went
out tn the pitcher. Souiinerville was
safe mi au error at third, and modi
the round trip on a series of wild
throws to catch him at tlio bases
Clurk ami DYedorloks both went oul
Courtenuy got some more iu the
seventh. McGoldrick hit safe to
right. Curtis was safe on au error at
third. Faber struck out. Buchanan
was safe on a roller to short. McNeil
hit the left, scoring two, and the man
on third scored a moment later on a
passed ball. Dixon and Thomas bolh
went out. The eighth produced nothing for either team, and Union went
out iu order in their half of the ninth.
Increase in   Hospital
Staff owing to additional work.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Directors of the Union and Comox
District Hospital was held last Friday
evening. It was decided to proceed
at once with the painting of the hospital, and also to have considerable
repairs made to the building. The
resignation of Miss Myles from the
nursing staff, was received and ac
cepted, the resignation to take effect
froth the 1st of August. It wns de
eided to procure another nurse immediately to fill the vacancy caused by
Miss Myle's departure; and the necessity of adding a fourth nurse to the
staff was alao discussed, the fueling
being that such action must be taken
in the very near future, owing to the
large increase of work in the hospital.
During the month of May the record
of days treatment broke all previous
ecords, amounting to no less than ,563
days. It is probable that some definite action in the matter will be
laken at the next meeting of tin
uoard. ,
Union Bay.
A baseball match between the men
»f Doane's camps (Henry Bay side)
and Union Bay, will be played on
bunker grounds Sunday afternoon.
Both teams are practising hard, and
each confident of winning. Manager
Humphrey, of the local team, has promised to be present—ready to sign up
The 1st July Sports Committee will
have on the grounds a (coring board,
indicating runs nnd strikes, for the
benefit of the public during the baseball tournaments.
Thc latest' around headquarters
for the li'ccl bunch is the question—
Wlmt was the matter! Some say,
" Ride up in the launch." Others,
"Too much wind." John says, "Pass
it up." But every mau is going to do
his duty on the 1st. *
S.S. Strathsprey bunkered here on
.Monday, and cleared for Vancover.
Hulk Roliert Kerr took on cargo of
coal, and cleared for Vancouver.
S.8. Leelnnaw arrived on Sunday;
will take on cargo of coal for San
Francisco.
Tug Pilot arrived on Tuesday with
freight for local collerics.
Czar nud sew took coal (or Victoria
oil Wednesday.
SS. Cupilano called for bunkers on
Monday, und proceeded to Vancouver,
Mr. Robt. Humphrey, of Nauaimo,
paid a short visit io Ins parents—Mr.
and Humphrey, of Wilson liutel on
Sunday last.
Mr. J. Fowler returned from Victoria ou S S. Pilot, on Tuesday.
WEDDING
Popular young couple
joined in marriage
Thursday evening.
A very pretty wedding took place
on Thursday night at 8 o'clock, at
Qrace Methodist Church, when Miss
Ruth Denton was joined in the bonds
of holy matrimony to Sidney Taylor
.Marsden, local Manager of the B.C.
Telephone Co. Tlio marriage service,
which was conducted by the Rev. Mr
Freeman, was fully choral, and the
church waa most elaborately and taste
fully decorated by the members of the
choir, with the able assist ance of Mr.
T. Banks.
The bride was becomingly attired
in an elegant gown of white net over
silk and wearing a cream hat trimmed
with pink roses. The bridesmaid was
Mrs. H. Bryan, a cousin of the bride.
She was wearing a dress of tussore
silk and white hat trimmed with pink.
Miss Edith Horbury mode a very
dainty little flower girl, in a gown of
white silk. The bride and bridesmaids
each carried handsome shower bouquets of white rosebuds and fern. Mr.
Peter McBride supported the groom.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Marsden will take up
their residence in Cumberland.
rC.C. A THING
. OF THE PAST
Comox.
Dr. and Mrs. Beadnell went down
to Denman Island this week.
A most enjoyable concert and dance
was given last Weenesday evening by
the tailors of H.MS. Algerine. A
large number were present to enjoy
the hospitality of the sailors, and the
affair was pronounced by all a brilliant
success.
H. ili.S. Shearwater is in port.
Construction upon the land line to
the Wireless Telegraph Station at
Cape Lazo commenced this week.
The work being in charge of Mr. T.
Hudson.
Messrs. .1. B. Holmes and Eustice
Smith left (or Victoria on Wednesday
mornings boat.
A regatta has been arranged to take
place next Friday, nt which crews
will be entered from H M.S. Egoria,
Shearwater nnd Algerine, now in port;
A. E. Evnns is in town, registered
at the Port Augusta, He is engaged
in  surveying   local   propel ly.
Mr. and Mrs. Llewelyn Wo"ds left
this week on a yachting cruise to
Victoria.
12 3 4 5 0 7 8 9
Union Bay 0 0 10 0 3 10 0-
Courtenay 63000030*-
Standing of the League,
Won.
Pilsener    - 2
Union Bay 2
Courtenay 1
Lost.
1 — .067
2 — .500
2   — .888
In our las' issoe we inadvertantly misquoted Mr. Bickle's rental ks at tbe public
meeting on the Sewerage Sytein. Mr
Biekle requests us t < state that he is in
favor of the proposed sewerage system.
Miss
spent i
week.
Gamier,   of   Wilson    Hotel,
few days at Cumberland last
Captain Herbert, of Hornby Island,
was the guest of Mr. Geo. Roe (Collector of Customs) this week, returning
home on Thursday.
The bible class of the Presbyterian
Church will hold a picnic ou Saturday, on the spit.
Foreman McLeod and his force are
busy fixing the road near Fanny Bay,
Two launch parties in command of
Capts. Strand and MoMurtrie jour
neyed to Detimnn Island on Wednesday evening, to attend the strawberry
festival and dance held at the Denman
Hall. The affair proved a decided
success, all enjoying themselves, returning home iu the wee hours, tired
but happy.
T e Cmutiorlauu City Sehool Board
UM received word from the Department
uf Education Iliac hi and alier .Inly 1st
the city will be raiaed from a third class
io a aicond class sohool dittriot. This
superior tating is hardly n matter fni
Congratulation, as the change ia one that
will cost the citizens in the neighborhood
of J480 per y ar additional for school
rates. It will also be necessary for an
election for two additional trustees to It
held immediately, as the act tails fur a
achool board of live members iu a seeulul
class school district. At preaeut the olty
is receiving a grant of approximately rhiiit
toward uaoh U-achors salary from the (io
vorninont, but under the new rating this
will be cut. down to the extent of (90 per
teacher per year. The school board has
put up a vigorous tight to have the city
retain ita old rating, aud in this they
have been ably backed up by the member
for the district, but the answer of ihe
Government ia that the fact that Cumberland haa au actual daily average attendance of over 250 pupils, it ia out of lhe
Cabinet to sanction the retention of the
old rating.    When the • ity has an ac ual
aily average school attendance of 300
pupils it will beonuie a sohool district of
the first olass, and receive a aiill sin dim
amount of financial assistance from tin-
Province for school purposes. For years
the city haa had an enrollment far in
exoeaa of this number, but the actual at
tendance ia still well under that mark.
TheCanadian Colleries
took oyer the business yesterday.
The final payment for Ihe Wellington
Cutleries Company's pmperty waa uiad*
<in Thursday, and yesterday the ne*
company took over the business of tie
old. Mr. M. L. C ulson, the nov
general manager, is expected to arriv,
ui town either to-day or to-morrow, t
look over the a nipany'a holdings here
It is very difficult to get information
regarding the intentions of the ue
company, but we have it from a sourc.
that is absolutely reliable, that develop
ment of a most substantial nature it as
sured in the mar future. Four new
shifts are to be sunk and a large increase in the local output, aud in tin
number of workmen employed ia abso
lutely certain. The Califoruian coal
uarket, which haa been more or lent-
neglected during the past few yeara.
offers an opportunity for business, thai
we are informed will be taken the fullest
advantage of.
It is proposed to spend tbree million
dollars in the next two years in de
velopiug the company's property, alio
have beeu positively assured lhal
75% of tins inuuey will be speut in lb.
Uuiuoe-land cualbeda, although a Considerable am- unt will alao be spent in
riling slock for the railway. It will
be the policy uf the uew company to
develop Cumberland.
They will immediately plaoe a large
number of lots on the ma. ket and business in the building trades line will display a marked aoiivity in the near futuri
A new era has dawned for Cumberland
and it is safe to say tint another yeai
will aee au immense increase iu the p p
ulation of the town.
PROGRESS OF
TENNIS TOURNEY
Denman Island.
What was, perhaps, the greatest
social event of the season here, took
place on Wednesday evening, when a.
strawberry festival and dance was
given in the hall. As the night was
an ideal one, a great many people
availed themselves of the opportunity
thus afforded them for an evenings
enjoyment. There were about eighty
persons present, including a number
from. Union Bay and Fanny Bay.
Excellent music was rendered by Mr.
Percy Smith, of Comox (violin), and
Mrs. A. McLaughlin (piano). About
midnight the company filed into lhe
dining-room, where a long table loaded
witii good things, including straw
berries and cream, awaited them.
After lunch the dance was again re
sinned, and combined until the early
hours of the morning. A very enjoyable evening was spent by all.
The Denman Island Stone Co. have
shipped auoihiT large scow load of
stone to Vuncouier, from their quarry
here.
Mr. Ono. limine is opening up a
new logging claim on the east side of
the island.
Several matches in the
preliminary rounds
disposed of.
The Tennis Tournament has now
reached the semi-final state, several
matches having bcen disposed of on
l'uesdiiy evening, when some close and
exciting matches were played off.
In the men's doubles Lnflere and
Roe beat Palmer and Lawrence, 9—7,
6—1; while Dr. MacNaughton and
Smithe beat Dalby and Tarbell," 8—6,
8—6. This just leaves three matches
in this class to be disposed of on Tuesday next, wben Smithe and MacNaughton meet Cook and Bailey, and
Lafi'erc and Roe play Dr. Gillespie and
Green; the winners of these two
matches meeting later in the final
round.
In mixed doubles Miss Willimar
and Dalby beat Miss G. Roe and Tarbell, after three very hard sets, 6—8,
0—4, 9—7. During the coming week
Mrs. J. Roe and Smithe will play
Miss Dingwall aud D. Gillespie, and
.Miss Willimar and Dalby will play
.Miss McKenzie and G. Roo. The
winners of these two matciies will
meet later in the finals.
It is proposed to hold an open
tournament, to include events in
ladies' and gentlemen's singles later in
the season, probably upon Dominion
Hay,
COAL TRAIN
DERAILED
TUB BASEBALL SCHEDULE.
(Itl'.MAIMNO   llAMl:s)
June 19—Courtenay at Cumberland.
Juno 2(1—Union at Cumberland.
July 10—Union at Courtney.
July 17—Courtenay at Cumberland.
July 24  -Cumberland at Union.
July.31— Cnurtoiiay at Union.
Aug. 7—Cumberland ai Courtenay.
Aug. 14—Union at C >urteuay.
Aug, 21—Cumberland at Union.
Aug. 28-Courtenay at Union.
Sept.  4—Ciimberla. d at Union,
Sept. 11—Union at Courtenay.
S pt. 18—Cumberland al Courtenay.
mwmmm*sam^m,m.^—Ai^——~m&*s
A. Gain was a passenger on the outgoing Cowichan on Sunday.
A Strawberry Sncial and Apron Sale
will be held by the Ladies' Guild of Holy
Trinity Ohuroh on Friday, 24th inat., in
the Cumberland Hall from 2.20 to 8 p.m.
Afternoon tea and iee cream.
On Sunday last our Wesleyan friends
had the pleasure of hearing their newly-
appointed minister preach for the first
time, Judging from what the writer
heard them say then, and all he has
heard since, the reverend gentleman appears to have made a very favorable impression upon all who attended the ser
vice. He haa a quiet, self-oontamen
manner that gives one the impression ol
ooi siderable reserve force uf character,
as a man that oould be relied upon iu an
emergency ; alao that he possesses strong
convictions and well-rooted principles,
with a devout belief iu hia vocation, ano
that the word of God ia the power ot
mens sa ration and the regeneration ol
the world, leading to higher and belli i
living, holding lhe promise for this world
as well as the world to come. The im
|i rsnii u he gives one is summed up in
ttie one verse in which St. Paul, imro
during himself to the C/rinthiaus, says,
"And 1, hretheru, when I , aim, to you,
came not wiih excellency of speech or ol
wisdom, di-claring unto you the testimony of O-id." He evidently is nol
laboring und. r the impression that he is
the only force in lirace I'.iuroh, for lit
laid down a fair winking proposition,
vi/., that whilst he was bound to do hn
lust, the members must do their haul
to asaiat the null if gnod was to be accomplished hy their aunciatiug tige'hei
iu Cmist's wmk in Cumberland. If hir
people rally round Iiim iu ibe spirit ol
his invitation, which Ihey no doubt will,
he will not regret havi g been appointed
to this circuit; and hu and his have, iv,
are sure, the sympathy and hest. wishes
of not only the churches, Out of all thu
associations of whatever name lhat. havi
the best interests of Cumberland at
heart,-(Contributed),
Owing to the spreading
of the rails, cars leave
the track.
Shortly after 3 o'clock on Saturday
afternoon an accident occurred on the
railway just south of the Trent River
bridge, in which eleven loaded coal
cars left the track owing t" the spreading of the rails, and over fifty yards
of track was completely torn up, and
the tirs splintered into matchwood.
The train, which was in charge J.
Lockner, driving engine No. 14, was
very fortunately travelling at a low
rate of speed,< oc the-accident would
probably have'be^nattended by serious
consequences. Strange to say, the
engine and two loaded cars passed
over the break in safety, bul the
eleven following cars left the rails.
A wrecking crew left immediately
for the scene of the wreck and succeeded, at a lute hour on Suuduy night,
in having the line again open for
through traffic. All the freight by
Saturday's boat, which included a
Large number of travellers trunks and
a quantity of scenery for the Chinese
theatre, bad to be transferred by hand
a distance of nearly one hundred
yards at the scene of the accident.
TIIE
WEEKS   ARRIVALS AT THE
CUMBERLAND.
H. J. Hill aud wife, Victoria.
11. W. Goggin "
G. J. D.rsii '   "
J. A. Parrington, Vancouver.
W. Buch
A. Wallace
J Qourlay "
F. O. Honey "
A. M. Abbey "
SEWER BY-LAW.
To the Editor Islander.
In the Inst issue of the Cumberland
News it states that the Government
could, aud might, compel us to put in
the sower, if we voted the by-law
down. The above statement it mis
leading, and not correct.
So long ns our present system is
properly attended to the Government
cannot interfere, unless they wish to
pay for it, as the dry closet system is
perfectly sanitary and legal. I think,
for the benefit of the public, this fact
should he known.
T. E. Bate.
Sandwick.
A football match was played on Friday
evening 10th between the Sandwick
School Boya and Courtenay Boys, at
Sandwiok, the ground being kindly.lont
fur the occasion by Miss Harmaton, who
alao generously provided light refresh-
meats at her residence adjoining, after
the struggle. The game proved a most
exciting one—Courtenay winning, with
practically the last kick of the matoh, by
2 goals to 1. The match ia one of the
three to be deoided iu connection with
the handsome medals provided by the
Sandaick Athletic Association. Teams :
Sandwiok—Joe. Cliffs, L. Hurm.ton, W.
Piercey, E. Woods. H. Shopland, W.
Budges, A. Grieves, A. Calhoun, A.
1'mrcey (oapt.), W. Calhoun aud VV. Mo-
Id ivie. Courtenay—Davidson, 0. Dun-
nan, W. Hudson, A. McQuillan, Leigh-
ton, T. McQuillan, A. Beaton, Borkeiey,
Fitsgerald, R. Duncan and J. Duncan.
Referee-Mr. W. Bliant. Linesmen—
R. Woods (Sandwick) aud l'rain (Courtenay).
Courtenay kicked off at 7.30 p.m.
hefore nearly 100 spectators, Sandw ck
Immediately attacked, but were driven
oack, and the visiting forwards took up
nu running, Be .ton souring the lirst goal
ior Courtenay wiih a good cross allot,
i'his eaily ruverse had the iH'ooi of giving
fioall energy to the Sandwick boys, who
attacked strongly and forced a couple of
cmers which, however, aero put lu-
liind. Hive and take playnowensui.il,
Hie ball, for thu most put, being iu uiid-
li. Id.
Half-tlmt was called wilh the score
remaining 1 goal to nil iu favor of the
Coiirisnay team.
The second half opened '|iiiotly, but
the visitors were soon attacking and wuio
niven a Ireo kick, close iu, Irom width
Heaton nuarly sored. Al this period
tlte visiting boys woio having tbe best i f
ihe play, Inn found Hamilton in rare
form al back. From a break-away by
lie home forwards A. Pmroey made a
good atlempt to score, bin his shot went
■ .ver lhe har. Shortly afterwards Clille
made a good save Irom a long •hot sent
in by Beaton. Again Sandwiok pressed
I,aid, hut could not score. Some six
minutes Irom timo the home ospta u put
iu a tine single-handed effort, mushing
up wiih a grand allot winch registered
the equalising goal.
The homesters now wore " all out" for
a win and fairly over-ran the Courtenay
team who, however, defended steadily,
and just before the whistle blow for timo
A. McQuillan broke away and put on tho
winning goal.
For Sandwick, A. Piercey, Harmaton
and A. Calhoun wero tho pick, whilst
Heaton was tho outstanding player for
Courtenay, who wore undoubtedly lho
heavier team.
The smart appearance presented by tho
Sandwick boya was, in many . aaea, due
to the generosity of Mr Calhoun.
The English Church at Sandwick has
recently formed an adult choir, and tne
in want of a few ladiea and gentlemen
whn take au intereat in singing. I'mo-
tices are held every Friday, at 8 p.m., in
the church. Any Information on the
above subject will be given on application to the Rev. J. H. Willoiuar, Sandwick vicarage,
'rn TIIE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, RC.
MUCH attention was turned lu the IS7I. Tho vein was subject to sudden
'Sixties to a discovery of rich . changes, both as regards size aud rich-
silver veins on a tiny storm' , uess. Thus at ouo tune the vein almost
•wept island in Lake Superior. The ore j disappeared, Imt a little perseverance
was worked, and in the course of a year j disclosed 250 tons of rich ore, worth $1,«
or so tho island proved itself t« bo one i .uio a ton. Between tbo years 1872-6 the
of the richest silver miueB in tho world.. output was 096,432 ozs., valued at $1,-
Owing, however, to the smallaess of its; [^5,718,
»i/.o u few years' working BulHced t.i] Again, in 1878*4, heavy storms did
strip tho island of iis treasures, and! much damage, one south-easter tore
Ul.o others in (anadn, and other parts of | away HflU feet iu length of submerged
the world, its name ami fame are now'cribs, and enused a loss of 20,000 teet
alike  almost   forgotten.    Only  a   few
ramshackle, deserted buildings -rising
apparently out of the waters ol the lake
—remain as evidence of tho prosperous
industry once carried on there. Our article ia compiled from a paper road at a
meeting of the American Institute of
Mining Engineers (held in Montreal in
1879) by Mr. Thomas Macfarlano, thon
of Aetouvale, Quebec, and now of Tort
Arthur.
Silver islet was discovered in 1868,
during an exploring and prospecting
trip, carried t>nt along tho coast of
Thunder Uay, a buge sweep of Lake
Superior, in which I'ort Arthur aud Port
William are now situated. Mr. Macfarlano had ordered lus party to make a
geological map of a certain location, in
the course of which the surveying of the
bhoro line took place. While planting
pickets on the many islands fronting the
ahoro, they noticed a tiny island, which
was subsequently to become famous.
Some of the galena was blasted out,
and nuggets of metallic silver were
found close to tho water's edge, while
the vein, which was of extraordinary
richness, was observed to run out under tho water. Thc island upon which
those discoveries were made wus situated about threo purts of a mile from tho
main land, and measured origiually HO
feet each way, rising about 8 feet at its
highest level, above tho level of tho
lake.
The metallic minerals of the yehis
which occurred in tho island were silver,
«lver glance, tetrahedritc, domevkite,
galena, blende, iron and copper pyrites,
cobalt bloom, and nickel green. The
two latter substances seem to be oxidation products of a peculiar mineral
which contained, besides small nuggets and grains of pure metallic silver,
thin plates und grains of a sect-lie mineral, having a reddish-brown color, and
containing arsenic, cobalt, nickel, uud
gilver, in tho following quantities:
Silver	
Nickel	
flobalt	
Arsenic, etc. (difference
78.34
100 00
'Mac far
of timber and 7\_ tons of bolts, while
the main breakwater was severely damaged, 00 foot of one side and 40 feot
of the ot hor, together wit h a black-
smith's shop, which was situated between the ruined parts, being completely demolished. Tlm damage done on this
occasion amounted to $0,000.
In 1870 a stump mill was built at a
cost of $90,000 for treating the veinstone of inferior quality, which had previously beon laid aside as too poor for
shipment. During the eighteen months,
from May, 1875, to November, 187ti,
nearly 642 tons, yielding 226,8711 ozs, of
silver (value $272,249, were obtained in
concentrates from 24,446 tons stamped.
Thon came a lean period, during which
new levels, which had boen opened up,
and much exploration work with diamond drills had failed to disclose aiiy
rich ore. The consequences wero great
financial embarrassment and a total cessation of work during the summer of
1877. In August, however, work wus
resumed, and by December 23,650 ounces
of silver had been shipped. Then in
1878 a bunch of rich ore waB struck,
which in a few months yielded 721,632
ozs. of silver, a quantity amply sufficient to rescue tho mine from all its
difficulties, and to provide a reserve or
working capital of $300,000. By the end
of 1879 Silver lalet had produced silver
to tho value of $3,000,000.
Mr. Macfarlane's [taper recorded a
curious phenomenon, the first instance
on record of the occurrence of inflammable gas iu a silver mine, and evidence
of tho fact that the rocks near Silver
Islet are of much more recent age than
was generally supposed.
While a party of minors were engaged in drilling a hide in the end of a drift
the drill broke through into a small crevice of "vug.'' Water at once commenced to flow und one of the miners
took a candle to look Into the drill-hole.
Tho gas instantly took fire, sending a
flame out from the end of the drift for
more thnn -JO foet, the flame extending
along the baok of tlio drift and burning
for a distance of 160 foet towards the
shaft. Tho men inserted a wooden plug
into tho hole through which the vapor
and water were escaping. On the following dny no gas was discovered in the
drift, until n candle was brought close
to tho plug iu the end of the level, when
the gas again caught tire, giving a jot
of flame about one foot long, which
burnt for years.
In concluding his paper Mr. Mae fur*
lane made a remark which, in tho light
of tho subsequent discoveries at Cobalt,
Qowganda, and Sudbury, reads in tho
light of a prophecy.   Ho said:
" I have thus endeavored to record
the principal facts which have como to
ning to treat me haughtily, especially
wheu they catch me redhanded in the
act of riding around in my car. 1J
snould add that all of those who bestow
the aslant gaze upon me are fellows
who don't own automobiles. I have
hoard indirectly that some of these fellows express the conviction that I have
developed a case of the enlarged head.
.They make this assertion in connection
with the fact that I own an automobile
aud drive it around.
"One of these friends, it has come to
mo.   has   announced   his  belief  that   1
j have become too largo for my clothing.
1 A man with whom I used to bo on quite
eordinl tonus has, it seems, resented my
Haunting past his house nt all hours iu
a big monstrosity of a buzz wagon—
I uso his words as thoy wore reported
to mo. This mnn lives on n street that
is used bv ninny pleasure vehicles because it is n wide, well paved street.
Of course, until I heard of his remark
1 never knew that 1 hurt him in going
by his homo in a motor car. Since I
rd tt, I've invariably made a detour
TALK
Ho-2
This mineral was named
hmite." Dy other experiments uh much
as 98.54 por cent, of silver was obtain j
wi. Tho work of separating the various
minerals appears to have been very diffi-
ttwlt, and many other experiments as to
Sbo bout way of dealing with tho ore
wore carried out.
The continuation of the Silver Islet
Titin across Burnt Island and on the
ravin land was traced, but the grout
width of the vein on the island hail
ah run I;, and tho other rich minerals wore
wanting.
Tlio working of the properly was first
began by the Montreal Mining ('om
liaiiy. The excavation of the ore wns
durriod out with difficulty, aud even
*t«gor. Tho summer of I Nil!) was ex
ooodingly stormy, aud the island, from
»*s position, was exposed to thc utmost
«« verity of the wind and waves. The
.siaking of a shaft in tho centre of the
iriund, from which it wuh intended to
(WMH-cvt to tho vein, was begun, hut
Atcontinned owing to the influx id'
water. This work was, however, carried out ut a later date, in tho winter,
when ico formed around the islet, lhe
<>Navatioii of oro wns very successful.
'Hie ico kept tho water perfectly still
.wii ttie men workod upon it as on a
yiuiform. Blasting was carried out
■Her water, over about ,'K) feet of tho
vein..     The   loose   veinstone   was   then
5eked out of the water by nutans of
•g tongs, constructed on the spot,
Wag handled shovels, find similar means.
Ia this way during less than throe years
W.07J Ibs. or oro, from which $88,116
worth of itlver wns extracted, was tak-
• » out.
It had become evident that, owing to
Mw galea uud high scan lhat so frequent
If disturbed (he operations, strong aud
i**f»*i-iivi' works would be ueeesstirv for
urotnetion.     Mr.   Macfarlano estimated I
Hint .Vi expenditure of $M),(ino would bo i
fuiceasary in this respect.   ThiH amount. I
•he Montreal Mining Company were un  ,
thle to find, and the island was sold, in .
Nurombor, IH70, to Now Vork and Do« j
-tail capitalists.   The new owners began \
.tt once to establish a permanent  mine |
U Hivcr Islet.    Breakwaters were limit
aud  part   of   the   vein   enclosed   by   u
oolfor dam, oul of which the waler was
jiwnped.   Then a considerable amount of
mining was done, and seventy seven tons
of nro were shipped heforo the closo ot
navigation.    Tho timo devoted  to  min
mg had only beon four weeks, ami tho
Hum  spent  upon   the  protective  works
had been $80,000.   Tho total value of
the oro shipped was (91,445, surely a ro
workable  return  upon lho expenditure
in so short a time.
During thn months of the freeze up
the experiences of the working parly
wore unenviable and unpleasant. Towards tho end of Fobruary several galos
vtcurred. The floating broken ice,
miugtit on t lie crest I of huge waves, was
lashed with mien forco against tho uut
work as to tear away 240 foot of it, The
heaviest timber was Insufficient to with
stand tho shock of tbo battering of rag
ged, knife sharp ice edges. Thc extremities of largo logs were so chafed iib to'
resemble huge booms and bolts, VA in. v_tntnu_mrv (.r av ownpr
to*.% in- In dlametor, wore twisted and THB PHIL0B0PirY or AN OWNER
broken. Then the sons overflowed into j Tlyflt. PATTIPOSB was talking about
tho COffer-dam, and lho work of pump* JU, automobiles and things. "I'll
ing had to be recommenced.   Tn spite of: glvo   this  to   mvsolf/'  snid   he,
thoso iefc*backl, mining wan rapidly ra- "that boforo I felt opulent enough to
sumed, arid by May 1, 1871, an oxrnva buy an automobile myiolf I didn't hate
tion had been mnde on lho rich part, of ItllO follows who already possessed 'cm.
the vein enclosed by thn cofferdam. Pur   Thnl   mnv sound  incrodlh.0, but it's 0
fog the yofcr tn the closo of navigationIfact,     i' didn't ovon fool jealous ot
over 400 torn of (,ro wore shipped, val ithem I envied Ihem a bit, of course,
ued at $042,931. The total p.-oduclion I hul I wat glad to too thom enjoying
of tho Island had by thll lime renelied themselves in their car-* and I made up
577 tons, valued at $70:1,-100, bul "f this my mind that I wan going to havo ouo
amount two torn had been lost on tho of those things jusl ss soon 01 I was
voyago Outward by the sinking of Ihi- aide lo see tho money end of it.
fHsel which carried It. "Well, uow  I've gut  one.    I've hnd
Mining was contlnuod  with  varying lit for about two r dim. And I observe
success aftor the close of navigation in'that a number of my friend!' are begin-
ii
when in his neighborhood to avoid pass
ing by hiB house, for really I don't want
to hurt, anybody's feelings.
'' I hate to annoy any of my neighbors
and friends, bnt because some of them
tako my motor car so much to heart,
rnd fancy I 've developed a case of
elephantiasis because I own it, it's not
up to me to sell the machine or have it
converted into junk, is it?
"Vou see, 1 enjoy the thing. I like
to ride about in it. It's ono of my few
pleasures. Now, I know lots of fellows wlio enjoy playing poker. I dou 't,
because I'm a wretched player of the
game, and I can't stand the loss of
sleep, anyhow, But I don't object to
their playing poker. Not in the least.
L listen to thoir stories of how tbey
caught a pat full against the other fellow 's pat fluah, and how thoy didn 't
do ono solitary, single thing to the
other follow, with real interest and enjoyment, 1 don't hate them for playing
poker, because I know they like tho
game, and I'm glad they're glnd.
"Several of my friends drink quite
an amount of liquor, because they enjoy
It, have fun with it, aud presumably
know their own business. I don't take
it for granted that they dou't know
their own business. I don't object to
thoir drinking. If they like it and enjoy it, why, I've got no kick coming.
Plenty of fellows I know go in for
handball, golf, canoeing, und so on.
Thoy become enthusiasts over those
things and talk to me nt great length
over thoir hobbies wheu I meet them,
nnd I nlwnys listen to thom with interest and gladness, whether I hnve anv
genuine regard for the subject nwUg'r
of thoir fads or not, I don't learn to
dislike fellows who become baseball or
fishing or hunting bugs. Thoso things
are thoir pleasures.
"Why, thon. should these chaps furtively dislike mo, as 1 know a number
of thom do, becnuse I have a motor enr
and go about in it?
"I don't kuow. I give it up. i"ou
can search me.
"In thoso ancient days when the
streets woro filled with flyiug bicycles,
nobody over appeared to resent the
tinkle of tho bicycle bell that foretold
the approach of tiie littln machine. They
tool; that warning signal as a matter
of course and stepped willingly out of
the way. Why, thon, lhis big buck over
the footer of tho automobile! Doesn't
tlio general attitude in this respect
prove that tho nub of tho grouch is
thoir resentment  held against lho folks,
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THE JAER FAMILY
{l\y Roy  li.  McCardell)
Mr. Jarr Brings an Uninvited Guest to
a Refined Social Function
OW  that's  awfully  sweet  of  Mrs.
Stryver," said Mrs. .larr.   "She's
getting u)i a little informal dance
or Gladys, and Mr, Stryver
i many ot those wealthy young
down  in  Bush Street, tool'1
gee!" said  Mr. .larr.    "I do
I'm glad that Gladys isn't pro-
heal1   you.     The   way you 'vo
IJBcouragO that  poor girl!
in honor
knows sr
I Hikers •
•' Oh,
oeclaro,
sent to
tried to
"Dlsi
Jarr.
urnge her?   How?" asked -Mr.
somebody have to bo with ine to dis
tract my attention when I'm chaperon?
ing her?"
"I didn't think a chaperon was to be
distracted from her charge," ventured
Mr. -larr.
Mrs. .larr gave him such a look of
withering pity that Mr. .larr shifted un
cosily ami snid:
"Well, get my dress suit out early,
nnd for goodness sake hang it out on
the fire escape or somewhere to got tho
smell of mothballs out of it. I hate
to go out among the 101) smelling like
:itnew tar roof.'
'"Ynu hate to go nny whore that's ro-
spectnble,0 snid Mis. Jarr. "Itut if it
wero to go bowling all night or to sit
in a back room at that saloon at the
corner playing auction pinochle till
dawn and coming homo reeking of bail
cigar smoke, vou M he quick enough
about it!"
Mr. -Inrr started tn say ho supposed
he would.
Hut whnt's the use to start anything 1
" Vow, don't go mooning nround as if
you hadn't n friend on earth, when we
got lo tho dnnco!" said Mrs. Jarr.
" !tJm *) be coming over to mi1 when yon
see Gladys is having a splendid time
with live or six nice young men around
her nnd sny: ' Ain *t we never going
Lome.    I've cot to work tomorrnw!'
"Can I come over aud sny it if
Gladys hus only oue nice young man
slicking round?" asked Mr. .larr. "I
'lo have to work tomorrow und work
hard."
"Especially not then!" said "Mis.
.Inrr. "And your day's work doesn't
Seem to turn your attention homeward
when you are'out with your worthloss
ironies. We'll come home when Gladys
nud I are ready.''
Mr. Jarr suid no more, nud when ho
mme home he found the house in n com-
motion. Gertrude, the maid, being on
attendance to Mrs. .Inrr and Gladys, the
Inir visitor from EPrOMO,
Mr. Jnrr's dross suit was Mill in the
box   ich  soaking  in  nromutic  nidhi
Ilonl   of   Mintlilmll
angry scenes would take place In that
mill, ns tho whole of thc paper made
WUS regarded ns bring quite useless.
The proprietor of the mill desired to
write n note shortly afterward, and he
took a piece of waste paper, thinking
it was good enough fnr the purpose. To
his intonso annoyance tho ink spread
all over the paper. All of a sudden thoro
flashed over his mind the thought that
this paper would do instend of snnd fer
drying ink, and he ut once advertised
his waste pnper ns "blotting." Then'
was such a his demand that the mill
censed to make ordinary paper and was
soon occupied in making blotting only,
tho use of which spread to nil countries.
Tho result now is thnt tho descendants
of the discoverer own tho birgest mills
in tho world for the manufacturer •>
this special kind of paper. Tho reason
the paper is of use in drying ink iti that
really it is a iimss of hairliko tubes,
which suck up liquid by capillary at
traction. Tf n very fine glims tube is
put into wnler tho liquid will rise in it
owing to capillary attraction. The an
nf manufacturing blotting paper has
beon curried to such ;. degree that the
product hns wonderful ilbsnvbont 'pinli
ties.
All blotting paper is made from rags.
The originnl blotting paper was of a
pink color, due to tho fact that rod rags
wero used -ruga which could not be
used for mnking ordinary paper, as tho
rnlor could not bo removed. Here was
a method for using tho apparently use
less matter, nnd so for n loug time pink
was ihe predominant color. It is a mat
ler for surprise what curious prefer
ences uro shown by various people with
regard to tho color of the bluffing pnper
thoy uso. Business mon greatly prefer
Hint of ii boll' color. This is preferred
lo whito from the fad. thnt it is more
easily distinguished from tho letters
that nro handled, while at the same
lime it is not sufficiently striking to
seem out of place In an office. It is only
in I'iiigliiml Hint bufl1 colored blotting
•: paper is the favorite. OountriW which
- possess hot climntos prefer i;roen, and
this preference cnn be uudorslood when
Mr, .Inrr got it out nnd donned it,iii |g' remembered that green is such il
] holding his HOSO. Then ho ran around restful color to thr eyes. Tho people ou
j Hi" block, stopping ever and QUOD in | tlm Continent have' quite a different
I (lus' plnce, and scenting up tho neigh-1 taste with regard to tho color of tho pa-
■- ■■■->   |ir
GOVERNMENT SS. VICTORIA PASSING THROUGH ST. ANDREWS  LOCKS,  OPENED  MAY !
my knowledge rngurdiug this extruordin-
my   nil vor   vein.     Hh   story   ought   to
teach Canadians, uniong other tilings, to
have more confldoneo in the mineral resources of their country.      That ovor
I three million lmvo boon extracted from
■ :i bare rock, in Lake Superior, with an
nron   not   exceeding   1,000  square   feel,
I ought to Increase our faith in tho vast
. unexplored  region- which stretch away
lo iho north and north west of us."
who an- sufficiently prosperous i<> bo
possessed of motor cms.1
"Nope, 1 huvon't lhe speed bug. I
don't want to race or oven lo go fast
in my machine. I'm perfectly satisfied
to obey tho speed laws down lo tho final
letter and Comma and semicolon. Thore
wouldn't bo the slightest fun or satis-
faction for mo in chasing around souring folks half to death and provoking
their hatred and perhaps their violence.
"That's why it sort of gets me bilious
when there's a grent mg yammering
howl directed nt all auto ino bi lists, irrespective of previous condition, ago or
servitude, when some ono bughouse
driver of U cur gets into a mossy neo'i-
dont owing to his mania for fast driving. When one locomotive engineer
disregards orders and gets his train into a ditch wo don't howl thnt all locomotive engineers are madmen nnd
maniacs una things, do we/ Woll, thon,
what 'fl the nusworf
"The autouiobilo isn't nny new thing
any more, and that's why I'm becoming
Some doubtful whether folks who don't
own Ihem will over make up thoir
minds that nutomobilisls nre human beings. The grnnd remedy would bo to
provide ovorybody with aa automobile,
That Would fix it all right."
M Never yon mind!" suid Mrs. Jarr.
"She's an innocent-minded child and
cuu i see through your remarks about
you having to scout for eligible mon for
hor, and so uu. A pretty way to talk!
{'specially when it is to bn considered
thnl you hu ven 't brought a soul to tho
house Blnco she's been here except that
man Johnson, who ate everything in
sight and then sat around tolling us ho
wns engaged, uud bragging about the
sort of girl she was, But men never
Imve any fact!"
" I thought you 'd bo glad Johnson
was going to marry a nice girl. You
und Gladys ure interested in those
things! "
"We nro not int'rested to that extent! " replied M»6. .Inrr,
"Tho idea of coming up horo taking
up a young girl's time tulking about
bis old love all'iiirs! And I'll never lot
yon sny iinothor word about tho Htry-
vors Ogalo. At least thoy havo boon
as nice us thoy could Iio to (llndys, and
now they are giving this informal
dnnco."
"1. suppose 1 huve to go?" grumbled
Mr. Jarr.
"You suppose you'll havo to go!"
replied Mrs. Jarr. '' Do you suppose
Gladys and   I  can go   alonoT    Won't
! In.)hood with the fritgrnncn of tnr and
camphor.
He began tills at 7, just when Mrs.
Jim and Gladys commenced nHiring
themselves with tho aid of each other
nnd the divided attentions of the nd
miiing Gertrude.
At fO p.m. Mr. Jarr hud made so
mnny trips nround the block, with stops
in Hus', Hint whon ho was cn tight on
Ilio fortieth lap und led to the Styvers'
he was huppv nt nil the world and its
wife.
lie led the cotillion n pink young
mun was scheduled for this, but Mr,
Jurr pushed him merrily asido—and at
h in tho morning, ho was still lending
everything that'followed the eotilinn.
This included tho merriment and tho
wny to tlte buffet.
Mrs. .Inrr had sent for him a ilo/.cn
times, Imd come for him herself. Rut
ho was the boy on the burning deck
nnd declared ovorvbodv else was a quit"
ter.
At dawn tho indignant Mrs, Jarr and
the young lady from Fresno departed in
company with the pink young man,
But Mr. Jarr announced ho wasn't a
quitter when he got started and that
he'd sleep where no fell.
And he did.
MISTAKE OF WORKMAN MADE
BLOTTING PAPER
BLOTTING   paper   wns   discovered
purely by accident.   Some ordinary paper wns being mndo one day
nt a mill in Borkshirn whon a careless
workman  forgot to  put in tho sizing
material.    It  may  be  imagined  what
r; thoy prefer vivid colors, showing
special preference for deep pink.
Ladies in all lauds prefer more dainty
colors, chiefly mauve. This colored blotting pnper, by tho way, wns also accidentally produced in tho lirst place;
in this caso some blue and rod rags be
camo mixed together, and so this cnlrfr
was produced.
Thoro in an opinion which seems to be
fairly prevalent tlmt colored papers do
rot blot us woll ns whito. As a matter
of fnot the color makes no difference at
nil to the absorbent quality of tho
paper, the particular t it int depending
purely upon thc blending of the rags.
Quito thc newest tint is blnck, This
is preferred by persona who do not wish
anybody to seo what han boon written,
If an ordinary piece of blotting paper,
say white, hns beon used, it is quite
easy to road whnt has beon blotted simply by holding tho paper up to a mirror..
The black paper absorbs tho ink marks
without showing them. In the case of
the sovereign, nny piece which has blot-
tod His Majesty's signature is at onco
destroyed. As a matter of fact King
Kdward always uses nn extra thick
whito sheet of blotting paper, known
technically a« "Fords 80 pound white,"
though until recently vory thin pink
pnper was that preferred for official uso.
Poet: " T was pleased to sec my poem
in your pnper,     Is thore nnv money
Mdit.or: "Oh, no; we sba'n't charge
you anything this time, It is your flrst
offence, you know, If, however, It is repeated, we shall not let you off again
so easily." <A
THE ISLANDER, CUMHERLAND, B.C.
FiASHIONS AND
FANCIES
IN planning for the summer outfit it would seem that it
would bo fur easier to decide upon wbat gowns were
necessary if it were definitely settled where the season
was to be spent.
Fashionable life ut tho fashionable watering places demands, for instance, un absolutely different order of gowns
from the life nt nome fashionable Kummer country home local
ity, where, iu spite of the usual rout ino of luncheons and din
■ers, thore uro many hours uud days that really arc spout
quietly where only at tin* end of the woek is there nny formal
entertaining that requires elaborate toilettes.
But tho American woman does not spend tho summer in
auy one place; on the contrary, seashore ami Inland, motiu
PROGRESS OF CHINA'S WAR ON OPIUM
F11I1E greatest temperance campaign in the world is not tbo
X one that has been making state after state "dry" in
America, but the crusade of the Chinese Government,
against opium, which has now been in progress for three
yours. The authorities lmvo set themselves "the stupendous
tusk of eradicating this national and popular vice iu u country whose population is generally estimated at 4UU,U00,00O,"
says the Annual Keport on Opium Suppression, issued by the
British Legation ut l'ekin, Sir John .Ionian, lho British \\lin-
later at the uhinese capital, guys in a dispatch to London that
the Government is making "considerable progress" iu this
work, uud "there has undoubtedly been a very sensible diminution in tho consumption nud cultivation of opium, und a
public opinion has been formed which will greatly strengthen
the hands of the Government and the provincial authorities
in the drastic measure which they contemplate talcing in the
near future,"
The Bombay Guardian confirms this optimistic view of the
British official iu the following terms:
"Previous reports have showed great differences iu the
success with which the groat reform is being curried out in
lilTerent provinces of the great Chinese Empire. Tho present
report (Ilk)!)) shows a more striking contrast than auy of tho
others, especially ns regards tho cultivation of tiie opium
poppy. At one end of Hie scale stand six widely separated
provinces, in which orders for total prohibition were issued
and enforced during the season of 1D07-S, with remarkable
success. Two of these, Shansi and Yunnan, had been among
tile largest producers of opium, nearly ull the suitable lands
in both being given up to poppy cultivation. Vet, with the
exception of tht: portions uf Yunnan occupied by semi-independent races, thoy have beeu almost cleared oi the puppy."
Kach of the opium-growing provinces wns visited by a
British official, whoso reports, declares this journal, "testify
to tho remarkable success achieved in chocking the plague
of popples." Vet reports have not always boon so favorable,
principally owing to the weakness of those in authority, and
we ure told:
"Widely different is tho tenor of reports from some other
provinces, Where, us in Hustern Szeehuen, the officials have
vacillated, fanners who have seen their neighbors sowing
poppy with impunity, and reaping the reward of heightened
prices due to suppression in other parts, huve been eager to
get their share of these unhallowed gains, so that, iu not a
few of those districts, more poppy wus suwn in li'UT-S than
in tho previous your, sometimes oven more than before tho
diet. This experience, together with tho proved impractibib
ity ot' carrying out elaborate provisions for diminishing cultivation by one-tenth annually, iu a country destitute of* any
reliable statistics ou which such reduction could be bused,
has brought the lending viceroys to the conclusion that total
aud immediate suspension i.s the only feasible course."
In mnny provinces no poppy is allowed to be sown, a notable example being Szecliuen, which has hitherto produced
nearly half the total Chinese erop." Au English clergyman
visiting Szuchuen writes:
Is it not truly woiklertnl.' This great centre of opium,
now for the tirst time within memory, lluds itself without u
crop of opium. The prohibition of opium cultivation has begun suddenly, drastically, and actually, und tho people seem
to tnko it quietly. Not n blade of opium have 1 seen, but
instead one Bees wheat, vegetables, etc.. nil growing, with
prospect of cheaper foodstuffs next year."
Still strict and drastic measures will have tn be resorted
Embroidered Pale Blue Voile de Sole Gown With Black
Chiffon Coat
talus and plains, nnd, incidentally, Europe and America are,
as a rule, included in the summer itinerary, requiring, as can
readily be undorstuod, au endless variety of gowns for duy
and evening, To carry out such u schedule implies the pus
■ession of such an income that tho dress question is considered on quite a different basis from the selection of tho customary summer wardrobe. The woman of today has uo stated
season of the your when she selects new gowns; she soon tires
of any sho buys, und straightway hies herself to lay iu a
fresh supply, and there are always, all tbe year round, at
the leading establishments smart gowns to be found, oven at
the between times, when tbe bend uf the bouse is abroad
studying the very latest creations of the designers in Europe.
ln spue of the great wealth in America and the fact tbat
many American womon buy without counting tho uost, there
are few among the smartest gowned who do not find it essen
tiul to select carefully uud purchase prudently the summer
outfit. Tbey do not wish tu bo gowned too conspicuously;
they insist upen being gowned correctly, pride themselves
upon always having just the right gown fur each uud every
tweasiau, und contend the desired result cannot bo obtained
by ordering recklessly.
What are tho most popular fabrics of tbo season, is al
ways u QUOBtion of deep interest, The soft, clinging mater
ials aro so fascinatingly attractive, so peculiarly well udupted
to all this season's models thut imt urn liy thoy challengs attention, but there are also heavier materials morn cTosoly
woveu thnt nut fashionable as woll aud that etimiut bo
ignored.
Voile de soie and cashmere do sole, chiffon broadcloth,
liberty satin, Miliu churiueosc, mi tin crepe do Hhliie-- ull
these aud many more ure shown us suitable fui the summer
f'uwns. Foulard, tussah, royal pongee, rajah, in such an end
ess selection ot color, weave and weight, are shown thut it is
extremely difficult tu select uiiderstaiidlagly, uud in order lu
merciM* culm judgment, there must bo culled tu mind fur what
purpose the gown is to bo worn; then it is far simpler in
decide on (he material. The afternoon reception gown, suit
able fur luncheon or curd party, i.* this season elaborate iu do
sign, and tlo transparent materials are the best for It, so
llmt voile to bold is gladly chosen,
•    t    *
(Vhemitc do soie is a most oxquinitu material Hint Is becoming more nud mure fashionable of Inte. It has been made
up in throe piece costumes, skirt, waist und coat*to match,
■nd fur that purpose has been proved without a rival for
summer wear, It comes in all grades, all designs and colors,
and the shades of colors are endless. In blnck It ban a sheen
and finish tlmt make it appear like the softest satin, but
with a body which makes it almost impossible for street wear,
•lust us with the cashmere of olden time is it easy to make
gowns lit woll wheu mude of It, und for the half fitting coats
it hangs loose, and, nt tho same time, follows tho lines and
not the curves in a most delightfully fashionable manner.
Bands of trimming, folds, rosettes and buckles ure nil to
be noticed in the newest gowns when not mude on tbe plain
draped lines just described. .lust where shall be placed the
band or fold that holds the skirt in around tho uuklos is most
carefully Mndiod by overy dressmaker who is successful in
her profession, and it Is most remarkable what a different
effect is at once obtuined by an inch or twu in the placing.
To enable the wearer of tho skirt tu take a long stop, nut tuu
long, and at the same time not to look us though she woro
hobbled, certainly requires nil ist ic. (?) talent and rare skill,
but the wonderful foitt is accomplished sometimes, and tho
fashion stilt reigns. Unfortunately—ur is it fortunately.—
there are no many who fail dismally in the attempt that the
fashion will undoubtedly come to a violent uud before long.
Is the one piece or the two piece gown tlio moro fashionable, is a vital question of the moment, and especially for the
woman who cannot order recklessly the clothes she wants,
but who must plan carefully nud direct the less expensive
dressmaker or seamstress in thn way she should go. Both
styles are fashionable this season, but whon tho two piece
model ia chosen it must bo so mndo that it will look as though
it were one piece, even wben the skirt is separate from the
waist. First must tho lining at tbe waist be most carefully
fitted, then must the material be draped, for th.it is how the
waist of today is made; then must the skirt be fitted and j
bung, sewed upon the waist lining, aud where it joins the
material of the waist there must be folds uf the material or
a satin or velvet belt be put on to hide tbe joining. It is
quite possible for a clever seamstress tu tiuish the skirt where
it joins the waist so neatly thut it will luok as though there
were just the smallest edge of a fold.
Cloth jackets and coats ure almost too difficult for home
dressmaking, but the rule does uut apply tu pongee, satin or
linen, .Nunc uf these materials require the pressing and finishing thut only the tailor undestuuds huw to bestow upon tho
heavier fabrics, and this seuson thero uro so many smart
models in outer garments that cuu be copied that eveu a
small allowance for dross will permit uf mure than one attractive pongee, liueu or oven crepe de chine gown with coat
tu match.
Persons who dislike to tako olive oil for medicinal purposes will lind it much mure agrt-eublo after adding a little
salt.    Salt is also medicinal wben uot taken in large doses.
The objectionable sputtering and flying of the hot fat
when eggs, hominy, apples and like things are dropped into
it to fry, mny bo prevented if a little Hour is sift.il into fat
just before they are added.
THE FIR^T REPEATER
IT may not be generally known that
the first repeating shotgun waB in
vented by a young man in Vermont,
This is a fact, however, and as I know
the particulars I will relate them for
the benefit of the readers.
1 made my first deer-hunting trip to
the Adirondack Forest, in the State of
Now Vork, in tho fall of 1889. The
party consisted of an uld deer hunter by
the name uf Jackson Miller, an old fox
hunter by the name of Abo Comstock,
and two young men on thoir first hunting trips, Chester Hrownell, and the
writer. This was also Abe's first deer-
hunting trip. This was before any railroads wore built in that region, uud the
trip had to be made by team, over ruugb
roads through the primitive forest,
whore settlers' houses wore far between.
As some of the particulars of the trip
might bo of some interest to the younger readers, I will relate thom. Mr. Miller furnished the team, a regular farm
wagon with a pair of goud burses. The
outfit consisted uf a tent, blankets, tiu
baker and such other things as are
usually taken uu such trips.
We crossed Lake Cbamplaiu from
Burlington, Vt., on one uf the large
steamers that ply the hike, and arrived
at Port Kent, N,V„ about noun. After
lunch we started uut un our journey to
Saranac Lakes, a distance of fifty-twi.
miles, camping by the roadside where
night overtook us. This part of the
trip was made without any incident
worthy of notice, und we arrived at the
homo of our guide, Mr. Moody, at sundown on the second day out from home.
As Ben, our guide, had already made arrangements for our boats and other articles necessary for camp comfort, we
wore able to get a fairly early start
the next morning, ior the last part of
our trip, which was through the chain of
Saranac Lakes, and over the carry in to
Kaquett Rlvor, and down that river
about twenty miles to Tupper'a Luke,
where Ave were to camp and hunt.
In going this distance of about fifty
miles, the only buildings of any kind
that wo passed wero three small buildings used as hotels to accomodate hunters. The first was Bartlett's, situated
ou tho carry between Round Lake and
Upper Saranac Lake; tho second was
Corey's, at the foot of the latter lake,
and tbe third was Ducatt's, on the carry
over to Kaquett Kiver. We also camped
near a log house owned by Mart Moody,
which was also built to accomodate
hunters. The Moodys were among the
first settlers of this great wilderness,
and woro worthy, and well qualified as
guides. Mart wns a noted bear hunter,
and among tbo attractions nt bis rlace
was a cub boar that was very tame and
quite  playful.
Our stay hero lasted ten days. The
whole trip wub very pleasant and suc
cessful As deer were plentiful and
dogs were used to bunt them with, we
soon had all we could use. Mr. Miller
proved himself worthy of the name
"OU Bear Slayer," aid Abe proved a
foxy old hunter. Abe was a character
himself, a farmer by trade, and a brag
by nature, but it's only fair to say that
most ef his brag was spent en bis gun,
and wbat he could do with it.
Abe, with his bushy ueard and heavy
gruff voice, seemed to me a great and
mighty ounter. I was thrilled by bis
wonderful stories, and always happy
when be would allow me to be his companion for the day. As I did not know
much about guns, after hearing Abe's
tules i decided thnt his wns the only
gun to be desired. This gun was called
"Old Long Tom." it was a single barreled mu/./lo loader, of about six gauge,
the barrel being nearly five foet long.
It was a well mude gun and in lair condition, llo claimed that if he ever
mado u miss with it, it was simply because the muzzle extended beyond the
mark. He told of brushing par: ridges
off the top branches of tall trees with
tho gun and shooting then: on the wing
as they flow away.
But what look mo most was what he
said he intended to do to the bear when
lie had a chance. Ho declared that he
did not need a gun to kill a boar with,
us he eould do that with a jack-knife all
Tight. He simply wanted to use the gun
to see how much daylight he could let
through them. One day while Abe and
.myself were out we heard a strange
noise,' and 1 said, "Abe, what is that?"
die said, "I am not sure, but J think
it's » bear." I wns very mueh delighted
aud said, "Come un, Abo, let's go get
htm." But Abe snid, "No, this is not
•the right, kind of day for boars." As
the noise came nearer I tried hard to
get him to go with mc after the bear,
but it was of no use; he had changed
his mind and did not want any bears.
This affair changed my opinion" of Abe
somewhat, and 1 resolved to have some
fnn at tils expense.
This lod to the invention of the first
repeating shotgun, t laid in with Chester and wo got some punk, and one
evening while we were all sitting round
the camp-fire, Chester and I sneaked
out and got Old Long Tom, and after
taking it to a secluded placo, wo loaded
it for bear. First wo put in a big
charge of powder, with some punk on
top for a wad, then more powder, and
more punk, nnd continued in this way
until the gun barret wns nearly full.
Each charge was rammed down hard;
tho gun wus then fastened to a tree
some distance back of our camp.
About midnight Chett stole out of the
tent, and taking a live coal from the
ishes of tbe cump-firo, he dropped it into the muzzle of tbe gun und returned
to his blankets.   The fire soon burned
through the punk, aud the still nignt
air of the forest was rent by a terriLlfr
explosion. AH uf tho sleepers except
chett and myself were awakened ia an
instant. Miller says, "Boys, it's an
oarthquaket I don't intend to be under these big trees when they fall." So
saying, he took the rapid-transit lino
fur the clearing nearby. Poor old Abe
was so badly frightened that he eould
not move.
Tn thc meantime, the burning of tne
powder had ignited the second wai of
punk which suon burned through to tbt-
powder under it and tbere was a second
explosion. This caused Abe to collapse,
and bo called for stimulants; he was
given a liberul dose of whisky and soon
revived. About this time Miller came
back and reported that be had seen a
meteor fall somewhere back of tha
camp. This was too much for Chett and
I'i hnd a fit ami fell into it. During
Hie confusion the guide, Ben, disappeared, and noon after the third charge went
oft he returned with tbe captured cannon. As soon as we saw the muzzle of
the gun coming through the door of th*
tent, Chett and 1 decided that we haH
urgent business somewhere else; we got
out none too soon, as the fourth charge*
wont off in the tent. Little damage
wns done, however, and after tbe shouting of men and howling of dogs bad
subsided we took the gun and placed it
on the ground between two logs, whare
it continued to repeat for over au hour,
aud after ench report Abe could be
hoard to mutter, "find, I wish it wa*
pointed at a bear!"
TRIOLETS OF SPRING
The lark is a wing
And the robin is singing;
Again it is spring,
The lark is awing,
'Twixt polos on a string
The carpets are swinging;
Tho lark is awing,
The robins are singing.
Qreen buds reappear,
Fund lovers go Maying;
Tbo bock's on the beer,
(irecn buds reappear,
And faintly 1 hoar
A Gorman band playing;
Green buds reappear,
Fond lovers go Maying.
At a golf match played at Kilkecl, Co.
Down, tho third hole, measuring 120
yards was holed out twice in the course
of the match in one stroke.
Tour Dnitflstf. .     _
Vn*  Murine Ore Ramady Osu, Tsraate.
Write r*r ■*•
Embroidered Voile de Soie and Satin Gown
to, declares tlte editor of the Bombay paper above quoted, if '
the good work Is to be crowned with success, and we read
that everything "will depend ou tho firmness of thc officio Is i
in rooting up, as has been dono elsewhere, the crops uf poppy |
which may have been sown in spile of orders."
Formulae Have Been Well Tried Out
Though the NA-DRU-CO line of Medicinal ind Toilet Preparation* have been on aala
(sc a few months only, don't think for minute that in buying NA-DRU-CO goods you are
experimenting witb new or untried preparations.
Their Origin
The twenty-one wholesale drug firms now milted
to tbe "National" bad all d tbem lengthy careen,
aome for fifty to one bundled yean, prior to the union.
Sach firm bad acquired or developed a number ef
valuable lormuue for medicinal and toilet preparation!,
all of which became the property of the "National".
Since the anion our expert cheilitis hare carefully
gone over theae fotmuke and aelected the beat for the
NA-DRU-CO Une. Every formula baa been carefully
stadiod by theae upwts, .amoved If potslbl*, aad
then thereof Mr totted again, la aetaal ato, before
we contlder it good enough te beer tbe NA-DRU-CO
Trade Mark.
An Example
A good example of wbat we mean la NA-DRU-CO
Neman* for Breia Fag or nervoua break-down.
Tbe formula wat pronounced the mott scientific combination ef nerve medicines, bnt tbis waa enough fee
as; we had it tried ont with a doaea diferent kind ef
Braia workers — School Teachers, Lawyeia, Bookkeepers—ts well aa Society leaden and borne workers,
aad everywhere tbe result waa ao good tbat we adopted
H as oa* ef the bttt of the NA-DRU-CO Une.
There sre therefore a* eaaerlmealt among
NA-DRU-CO preparation*.   VI* have invested alto-
ether too much time,  work and money In the
A-DRU-CO line to take any chances of discrediting it
with preparation! that might not prove satisfactory.
We make sbselately certain that each preparation la
before weendoraeitwith the NA-DRU-CO
£
satisfactory
Trade Mark.
Aik year phytldea *r your dreggbt about tbe
firm behind NA-DRU-CO preparations and about the
NA-DRU-CO line. They can tell yon, for w* will
faraltb than, on request, a fall list mt tb* Ingredients
iaaay NA-DRU-CO ankle.
"Money Back"
If bv any chance you should not be eatMy
satisfied with any NA-DRU-CO article you try, retain
tbe unused portion to the druggist from whom yea
bought it and be will refund your money—willingly,
too, because we return to bim every cent he gives
hack to you.
If yonr druggist should not bsve the particular
NA-DRU-CO article you ask for in stock he een gel
It for yoa within two days from our nearest wholesale
branch.
Soma NA-DRU-CO Preparations Yonll Find Mott Satisfactory.
■star-, TaUsto
CarMt Safes
gap
National Drug and Chemical
Company of Canada, Limited
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■MJPAX.    ST. JOHN.     MONTREAL.    OTTAWA.
■NUTOH, TORONTO, HAMILTON, UNDO*,
         RIOINA. CALGARY,	
VANCOUVER.    VICTORIA.
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THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, KC.
THE    ISLANDER
Published   every   Saturday   at   Cumberland,   B.C.,   by the
proprietors,
Ormond T. Smithe and Frederick J. Gill.
Advertising rates published elsewhere in tlic paper.
Subscription price $1.50 per yenr, payable in ntlvance.
'J'lie editor dues  not  hold   biraaelf  responsible for view9 expressed by
correspondents.
Orm 1 T. Smithe, Editor.
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SATURDAY, JUNK 18, 1910.
"What the Editor has to say.
TIIE COST.
On Monday the vote upon the sewerage question takes
place.
There can only be one ground upon which nny reasonable
man could possiUv vote against the by-law and that is on the
ground of the cost,
Before condemning the scheme upon the question of cost,
it behoves every citizen to carefully consider the cost of the
present system.
The continuation of the -present system would be nt the
expense id'a considerable amount of comfort.
Then let us consider the cost of the present system from
tlte viewpoint oi'health. The medical men of the city are the
strongest advocates of tlte proposed sewerage system. One of
these gentlemen has stated, from the public platform, that he
could mention numerous cases in which illness of a serious
nature had been brought on by a person iu poor health leaving
the house during unfavorable weather conditions, as is often
necessary under present circumstances, This is the opinion of
a competent medical authority. The value of public health
and human life is something which cannot be expressed in
dollars and cents.
And, wheu we compare the cost of the old and the proposed systems from a monetary point of view, it will be seen
how little the cost of this increased comfort and health is really
going to amount to.
It is, tit present, costing each householder $6 per year for
scavenging rates. Under tbe proposed system the cost to the
owner of an ordinary (JO foot lot, at a frontage tax of 10 cents
per foot, is also §(j per annum'. In addition to this, 25 cents
per month extra will lie charged for water rates. This ?3
per year antl i.tfje cost of putting in the new style closets (a
matter of $80 or '$50) would appear to he the actual cost of
the advantages accruing from the installation of the proposed
sewerage system.
It should also lie remembered that the work of installing
the system assures the expenditure of a large amount of money
in the town during the coming summer, and this, in itself, will
prove a niatler of no small benefit to the city.
THE DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE.
The failure to secure an attendance id the Development
League meeting on .Monday night is to be regretted. The
good work that can be accomplished by an organization of this
kind should be of tin- nl most value tn the city, and to the district. There is imt the shadow of a doubt thnt the whole of
Vancouver Island is upon the eve of a wonderful development,
There is nu portion of the Island that is richer in natural resources thnn the Co n Valley.    But it should be remembered
llmt this i* iml tl Illy portion of the Island that is possessed
of great natural wealth, but that there are other districts where
the people have active development leagues and organizations
of a similar nature, that will profil ton far greater extent from
the uppr hing wave of prosperity  than this district, even
though we oiler greater inducements to prospective settlers.
The finest farming land ou the island is right at our door,
Hundreds of Millers have been coming to this Island and art
still coming, and settling in the older and better known and
better advertised districts of the Island, paying high prices for
land of much inferior qunlity to that to hi' found in this valley.
A. large number of settlers might he attracted to this district
annually if the right information worn only placed in the
hands of these land seekers. And this is only one of the ways
in which a development league should prove useful. There
are scores of matters that need righting iu this district—better
postal facilities, a customs department in the city, and plonty
of other things that could he easily mentioned,and the work
that can be done by and through n healthy organization of this
kind is worth uii tin.' grumbling that has been indulged in
for the past thirty'years, .loin the league, attend the meetings, drop your hammer and be a " booster,"
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Cumberland Tailor
S. ISAKA, Proprietor
lies' and Gents' FasMonable Tailor
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland, B.C. J0
Carrying a full line of the very best
Clocks,
Watches
and Jewellery
Also a
BOOKSTORE IN CONNECTION WITH THE  BUSINESS
The present owner is making lots
of money, but will sell at a sacrifice
on account of
AGE AND ILL HEALTH
Will sell on the buyers own terms
The building and lot are also for
sale cheap, or will rent on reasonable terms
Full particulars may be learned
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Garments made in Canada.
They are Right
1 HOBBERLIN ia the originator in Canada
of a system of Designing and Hand-tailoring,
whereby Garments were created not only as
good, but far superior to anything made by
Custom Tailors at 50% more. HOBBERLIN'S
bas become a national institution, as shown
by tbe fact that HOBBERLIN'S Garments
are sold in every important city or town in
the Dominion.
*i We are always pleased to demonstrate
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Plume 35.
School closes for the summer holidays
on June •O.h.
The Knights of Pythias and Pythian
Si-ters will gather nt the Prealiyturian
Church on Sunday, Juut 2(Jtli, tuubmivo
Memorial Day.
Owing to the cou ter artr*ci n of a
police court caae, the scheduled meeting
of the Development League did not
maierilize on Monday evening.
Thf Victoria B ard of Trade is Agitating for the establishment of Fi«h Laddeti
uu lhe Oampbell Kiver to enable thn
•alin>'ii to reach the three ltkes o> u
nected with the liver, where thuteare
admirable epawiting grounds.
The meeting of the Development League, whmh should have Wen held on
Monday Inwt, mil be held in the Council
Chauibfra a weuk from Monday night,
fur the eluciiuu uf officers and cthei
business,
The Court of the Official Board of
(trace Meth<-dist Church held a special
meeting on Monday inulit tu intflt th>
new pastor, and to confer with him re
larding church woik iu the district.
On Sunday, July 10, the member" of
the 1 cal Loyal Oiauge L>dge, The
Voting Britons and offic-. r» of the B:ach
Preceptory will meet at tho Oiftng* men's
Halt aud march to Grace Methodist
Church, where a special service will be
held.
Before Messrs. Shaw and Willard,
■l'n.i\, ou Monday night, F. Dallas was
called upon to answer tu a charge of
screaming upon the public street. P.
P. Harrison appeared for the defense.
After listening to a large number of witnesses the court decided that the charge
was proved, and the defendant was ordered to pay a tine of $10 and costs
amounting to 97.&0. The fine was paid
under protest, the council for the defense
threatening to appeal the case.
I'he football match on Saturday laat,
between the Knights of Pythias and
Oudfelluws teams, resulted in a win fur
the latter hy a score of three goals to
one. Up to half-time the play was very
even aud neither team was able to get
the pigskin between the posts, but iu the
second half, with wind aud sun at their
backs, the Oddfellows kept the ball al
musl continually in their opponent! territory, and scored three goals in quick sue-
cession. Just bofojje time wsb called the
Knights succeeded iu go'ting control of
tho ball and put it through the posts
fur a lone tally.
Ou Monday afternoon a pleasing function was held at the residence of Mn. T.
Banks, wheu the ladies of the Grace
Church Methodist Choir and Church assembled a at "gift shower "in honor of
Miss Ruth Denton, whose marriage to
Mr. S. T. Marsden, of the B.C. Tel
phono Co's. office, took place on Thurs*
day, and who has been a valued and
hardworking member of the choir for
years. Miss Denton was the recipient
of a largo number of useful presents, as a
si ght t'iken of the regard in which she
was held by her fellow workers in Grace
Church.
The following is an extract from an interview granted the Montreal Gazette
the other day by Win. McKeuv.m, prosi
dent of the Canadian Northern: "Mr.
McKenzie made no attempt toln'deihe
fact uf his splendid financial mtcucis both
in London and Itni-tmU, adding thst the
King's death hob solely the cause of the
failure of the public to subiolbe for the
Diiiiiiinuir coal mine dotation, Tlio pre-
Nideut oiplailiodt however, that under
writing was not as it used to bo, as it was
now really an Investment, so the underwriters of tho conl proposition are not by
any moans apprehent-ive as to the ultimate absorption of thu entire capital by
good invest' rs."
Autos for Hire
and
Motor Launches on the Lake
Terms reasonable. Ph. ne UH.
DENTON   &   ANDERSON
tis ii
The
Corner Store
Every day we are having New Goods
arrive at the Store of
BETTER   VALUE
We expeot in,  this week, some Pretty
Designs in
WHITE    WAISTINGS &
MUSLINS
New  Colors  and  Patterns in Ladies'
Sunshades;  also Turban Hair Pads in
Shades
These will go quickly, so come early
Our stock of Canvas Shoes, in White
and Colors, is the  largest outside  of
Montreal
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Beataell & Biacoe
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
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Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
etc.
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Sherwin-Williams Paints
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Sea-Grass Rockers
Sea-Grass Chairs
Teak Wood Chairs
Quarter-Cut Oak Rockers
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k full line of Furniture and House Furnishings always on hand at
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j i
Dunsmuir Avenue
Pilsener Beer
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
#in its manufacture
sssBest on the Coasts
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SMOKE
Most of us smoke
sometime — here
or  hereafter.
Those who prefer to do their smoking
here will find an especially line assort-
> inent of Cigars at
John McKinneU's
Tobacco, Fhuit, Confectionery, Ice
Cream and Soft Drinks
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The Horseman
IN PAIN FOR YEARS
"FRUIT-A-TIVES" BRINGS RELIEF
MARV had boen greatly interested
in    watching   tho    mon   iu   her
grandfather '$    orchard    putting
bunds around tlic fruit trees, and uskoii
a great many ipiestiuii.^.
8ome weeks later, when in tho city
with hor mother, .-rhe noticed a gentle-
man with a mourning band around
his sleeve,
'' Mnmmih,'' she ashed, ' * what's to
keep them from crawling up his other
a rni¥''
IT was a frazzled cigar that the young'
lawyer tendered au old one.      "I1
observe,''    said    the    old    lawyer,
"that   you   are   contemplating   matri-
■tony, In fact, engaged,"
"Ilow did you know that'?*' inquired the youngster. "It's a Becret yet,"
*' 1 observe,'' said the old fellow,
"that yon always resurrect your cigars
from yuur vest pocket and 1 have fur-
titer observed that they are invariably
MjuaHhed,"
MAHK TWAIN' said that be had always takeu woman's part. "For
instance," be related. "I once
strongly reprimanded a woman out iu
Hannibal, Missouri, Here was the occasion: 'So this is a little girl, eh?' I said
tu her na sh*' displayed her children to
lite, 'And this sturdy little urchin in tho
bib belougs, I suppose, to the contrary
wxV   'Vassah,'   the   woman   replied,
'Yassuh, Uat's a girl, too,' "
»    *    #
13EDLAR (selling preparation for removing   stains   from   clothing)—
"1 have got here "
Servant (who responds to tho ring)—
" Excuse mo, please, but we ure in great
trouble here today. The gentleman of
thc house has beeu blown up iu au ox-
plosion,"
Pedlar—"Hal Hurt much?"
Servant—"Blown to atoms. Only a
grease-spot was left di' bim,"
Pedlar—' Ah!     Only   a grease spot,
yuu say?   Well, here's a bottle of my
champion eradicator, which will remove
Lhat grease-spot iu two minutes."
i    »    «
r|lIIH American opinion of coffee as
X understood in the English borne is
not high, and how the coffee of the
Knglish lodging-houses is esteemed may
be understood from the following traveler's talc:
Jt was his first morning in London
"apartments," and his landlady came
up with the breakfast. As she set down
Ilia coffee-cup she opened a slight conversation.
"It looks like rain," she suid.
"Ft docs," agreed the American,
"nnd it doesn't even smell uultke it.",
■"DODD'S
KIDNEY;
r^ "PILLS 4
VSL|-kidnev .;' y
STAMMERERS
The methods Mni'lofvil ut tho Am oti. In-
utttutr are tin >.fiiv lotfititl M»'f.t><*U fnr ttie
tain*o( MAtunwrimr. Thoj' trm tbe GAI'HK.
nor.rowl,\ Un hnblt, ami [mure NATURAL
I BpH-cn. lt)'aithav*thttftllKhtotlni|»edin)HiM
J in your speeuh, don't bestt«t« to write iu.
Curtnl pupils tverj'MwW.    I'uiiipJilit, pur
ikiuUr* mnl retfrtMrW lent on re*pn -t.
^ Thr \rn-H lBMHt.tr, llrrlla, Ont.  —
RUFfi JOHNSON blundered into a
graveyard and woke up a spook.
"Vessur," he said iu telling
about it afterwards, "it sure was ah
ghost, and you ought to seen de way 1
run. tie fust mile I mude in nuffeu, uud
den I burnt de wind for two ur free
more, ami den I sit down on a rail fence
to rest, antl when I'd 'bout cot my breff
1 looked ovor my shoulder nnd dere wae
dat ghost agin, an' it said: 'We sure did
run, Itut'e, didn't we?' And den I say,
'Ves, Mr. Qhost, wo sure did, but we
didn't run mitl'eii to what we'a gwiue
to run.' "
*      w      m
A PHYSICIAN who woh being entertained at dinner was enlarging
upon the beauties of deduction in
1 the detection of crime, when a lady asked him if sho could utilize thom. "My
'detective powers, ho replied, "are ut
your service, madam."    "Well," said
! 'he lady, '' frequent and mysterious
thefts have boon occurring at my house
for tt long time. Thus there disappeared
last week a motor horn, a broom, a box
of golf balls, it [eft riding boot, a die-
'innary, and a half-dozen tin plates."
"Ridiculously oasy, madam," said tbe
physician, "somebody iu the neighborhood keeps a goat,"
rPHK tittle girl entered the shop witb
L the air of a real grown-up lady
and stood by tlio counter with hei
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Farm Loans
Vie wiii Hri't-|if a first atnrtitaga un
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tor '*nrthinif in Muiit e* etuetcai imifmm.eie.
WHALCY. ROYCE O CO.. Umiteye-
T—.-'n ont, »„d Winniu«f. Nik
j wide blue eyes on a level with it.
i    "Well, Sadie!" said the shopkeeper.
"Sarah, if you please," alio correct
' ed.
;    "Well, Miss Sarah." he said; "whnt
j ean 1 do for yonf''
j     "I   want to   get   a   mitten,   if you
please, an' charge It to Mother."
"You moan a  pair of mittens, don't
j yout''
I     "No," nhe said,  with 111)  impatient
toss of hor head; "I  mean jus' on'y
one; one that's su ita bio to give lo u
' voting iihiii that'a going to propose an'
bo rejuoted."
INPIANANS tell a  story of Senator
Ptut'crldge '* entrance into politics
when lie Wits llttlll more than a boy.
'lie won tlii» likinL' of the governor of
the State by a ipiaint  little speech he
made during tho pronnntatlon of a peti-
; tion by » delegation whose spukcNiunti
' mm  insuM'-iiiblv  loug -winded  and  tedi-
I *)U0,   The in:iii talked to the governor
for iiuarly ;"i hour, during which '-ven
OUP stood. To all it seemed that, it
: would  never end,    When, however it
Gniilly diil. the gp vor nor nsked wearily
1 if the dolegutes wished to offer anv for
j ther reasons for the granting of the
j petition. Whereupon Rovoridgo remark'
fi| quietly, "If vou don't grant it, governor, we'll have that speech repeated
TIM HORNADAY, one of the Washington newspaper correspondents,
hati iii>' .'oriuiH-, good 01 ouo, nt
bear n very strong resemblance to At-
toi'ltey-floiioriil Wickorsllttlt., The other
evening tibuitl dusk ho was stopped by a
stranger of' distinguished tippearnnee,
who siituteil him with, "Good evening,
Mr. Attorney fleneiul," " Von have
mndo a mistake: I'm not tho Attorney'
Oenoral,".snid Mr. Honmdny, The dis
tJngttisbod looking gentleman drew him
neit  up and nppearnd  to bo offended.
'"Yotl don't have to deny your identity.
j t.i me, Mr. Attorney 'General," he said.
"I 'in not one of those darned newspaper  nii'ii;   l 'in   Senator  Jtnynor  of
I Maryland," "Well. Senator Rnynor,"
was the reply, " I nni one of those darn-
' oil newspaper men, and I'm not the At-
toriiey-lieiieral."
\ .nr nrmmmtee Will T»ll Tn
Murine t;yK itemedy JtallevM Bor* Mr****
Htr-rurinens Week Kyea. Doein't Smart
Hnotlips i;yo Pain, and Hello for We. Try
Murine tn Your Kyis and In Babjre
Eyes for Scaly Myall*)* and OranutatlolL
LT is a tidal law of nature that every-1
thing goes forward or recedes, pro-1
greases   or   goes   back,   grows   or
fades.   Nothing stands absolutely still.'
The ).jreat sport of trotting and the vast
brooding   industry   upon   which   it  de- ■
ponds, in spite of panics, hostile legis-':
lion and other drawbacks, has shown a
steady  and   persistent  growth.    Great
atock farms have ceased to be, but, like,'
magic,  others   have   taken   their  place,
Even sections once famous the world
over as great nurseries for trotters have!
passed away.    Even towns and counties'
once celebrated as centres of equine ile-'
velopnient   have   gone   into   othor   pur- j
Suits, but the stock was not lost, it has;
simply gone to other aud more fuvorable j
localities whore the surroundings wore
more adapted for progress and develop-'
ment.   In Kentucky historic Woodburu
und Olouview ate but glorious ut'emories,
but  Walnut   Hull and Patchen  Wilkes
Farm  have  taken  their place.      Mag- [
nificont Palo Alto is no longer the pala- \
fcial home of equine kings, queens and
champions, but the sous and daughters
of  Electioneer and   their   descendants
are scattered through n hundred breeding farms and doing better work thait
Palo Alto could possibly do. Stony 1-Vrd
und famous Orange County, .N.Y,, thej
birthplace and cradle of the American
trotter, is no longer a breeding centre j
nu the map, but the descendants of thel
horses ltred tlkgrg i.\n b? found in every [
section of the continent,
Tho great brooding business lias become to a Inrge extent decentralized,
aud while there are » few big farms
left, tho vast majority of our trotters
und pacors today are produced by the
small breeders, instead of going to the
extreme west or the extreme east for
foundation stock, it is now found in the
grent central anil middle western states,
and it is the hundreds of smnll stock
forms which supply the constantly increasing demand for the trotter. Witb
the vast increase of small stock farms
there naturally grew a local interest iu
trotting sport; every owner of a trotting stallion was a missionary, and associations grew nnd multiplied. The
opening up of Oklahoma and other sections of the southwest stimulated both
breeding aud sport, and now there are
high '.lass breeding farms and strong
trotting associations wliere a few years
ago tho Indians hnd their pony races.
In the great new northwest of Canada,
to which thousands of American farmers have gone, new trotting trucks arc
springing up each- season and prosperous
towns are growing ]n what was formerly called the great lone land. Wherever
the American farmer goes, the trotter
follows; he is thc national horse, and a
race track is a natural sequence.
Looking over the modest little Year
Hook of IHMl und computing it with the
plethoric Yenr Book of JJIU9, offers so
many startling cou trusts that even if
only' lightly touched upon, they give n
bird's-eye view of the prodigious progress tn the Sport during the last twenty
yenrs, and must change the most pronounced pessimist to a cheerful view of
the situation.
The Yenr Book of 1889 was a nent
volume of 50.1 pages, less than half the
size of the present edition. A glance
at the index shows that six hundred
and fifteen associations held 1,071 meetings. At that time the American Trotting Association wus in the second year
of its existence and the membership of
both associations was a little over six
hundred; now it bt more thnn double
that amount. As nil tho associations J
aro members of one or other of the par j
ent bodies, and as with vory few excep |
tions tbey all havo tracks, it means that
during tno past twenty years the number of trotting tracks havo more than
doubled. There havo been many changes
in localities; for instance, in 1 tiati
Poughkeepsie bad six meetings of moro
or less magnitude; Inst yenr sho bad one.
That year Columbus had a small meeting with $300 nnd $400 purses; last yenr
its mammoth two weeks' card footed up
close to $100,000 and was the leader of
the year.
But the quickest way to get at the
genuine state of affuirs, then, is to give
a brief resume of tho lending championships, which, compared with the records
of today, will show conclusively the j
marvelous progress made. At that time
Maud S. still held the race record ofl
-2.13U, which she had held since SHO, j
nnd Phallus the stnllion race record of!
8,13%, mude in 18M. Maud H. was still j
the trotting champion with her record
of 2,08%, mode in 1880. JaV'Eyo-Sco
was the champion giddiug with a rcc-[
ord of 2,10, Johnston was the champion j
nncor with 11 mark of 2,00^4, and Little I
Brown dug bold tho race record of
2,11'M, The best teiim record was that ,
of Mime Cobb and Neta Medium, in '
3,15%, ami tho best race record by the
name pair in B.IH1^, Axtell, 2,12, was;
the fastest stallion ou time nnd also
the champion threo-year-old colt. Nor-
(nine was the champion yearling with
a record of &!,81Mp Bhfl was by norvol,
dam Klnine, 2.1.0, by Messenger Duroc,
Bunol was by Klectioneer, dam Waxana,
by General Benton, wns tho twoyenr-
old champion with tho record of 2,18.
mid she mude good as a three year-old
when she won the three-year-old championship in il.\0\ii. At this time the
four-year-olds did not show up well, for
tho champion records wero 2,16, held
jointly by Munzunita, by Klectioneer,
dam Mayflower, by St. Clair, and Kdge
mark, by Victor Bismnrk, dam Kdge-
water Belle, by Kdgewater. The. fastest (iveyear-old was tho famous Jay-
Bye-See, with a record of 2,10%. All
thoso records look slow to the reader
of today, yet twenty years ago they
were looked upon by many good judge's
ns close to the limits of light harness
speed, and a mile in two minutes was
looko/l upon by tho majority of prncti-.
cal horsemen as an idle and foolish
dream, N'ew Vork was then on the trotting map and gnve a smnll spring meeting and n big meeting in the autumn.
It is worthy of note thut in th-'se days
when trainers grumble at getting their
charges ready by tho beginning nf July,
that this meeting began on May 22, and
that the purses were $.100 each. Stanford won tho .'1.0(1 trot En straight heats,
best time L'JUlVj, and later in tho week
the 2,4fi class in a race of live heats,
best time 2.30. Thn fastest heat of the
week wns in tbo 2.25 pace, und that wns
won iu C,fl8%i   The meeting in Septem
ber was a memorable one and sevora
very notnble horses won races. That j
royal young campaigner, Prince Regent,
won the $.',000 purse for the 2.:i0 class
tn a hotly contested race of seven beats.
In the seven heats he was three times j
second and his winning time was 2,23^,1
2,20, 2,29, This time looks slow to us
now, yet it was a great race and won
by a great, horse. Another celebrated j
horso which woii at that meeting was
Hal Pointer, who in a race ot five heats
won the last three in 3,20%, -."I'i and]
2.B4, The famous Harry Wilkes, for aj
match for $,i,ooo, defeated Gean Smith.
Thnt same year, October 11, there was
a match of $6,000 between Belle Hamlin aud Harry Wilkes, which drew a j
crowd of eight thousand people to old
Fleetwood Park, and the mare won in
2.10% and 2,10^. That, season, 1838.
witnessed the coining to the front of
those celebrated stallions, Aicyon and!
Nelson, tue former winning the Charter
SONS FEET AND CHAFED PLACES
child;
MRS. PRANK EATON
Kranfcville, Ont., Sept. 27, 1909.
"I suffered for years from headaches
and pain in the back, and I consulted
doctors aud took every remedy obtain-
able without any relief. Tbeu I began
taking "l-'ruit-a-tives", tbe famous fruit
juice tablets, and this was the only
medicine that ever did uie any real good.
I  took several boxes altogether, and
Oaks $10,000 purse, aud tho "lftttor "the |  now I am entirely weliof ail my dread-
$10,000  purse   for  stallions.     But  it   is
not the purpose of this article to go intn
details of that yenr, but to rely ou the
general figures alrendy given as lo the
volume of sport of that year.    We will
now take the jump to 1900 and see what j   ,.,.., -     ,
the Vear Book tells us as to lhe progress J
of the sport, for ligurcs are more elo J^PU'- worn;
j X     bell   re
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lie,
SHE POURED THE TEA
She pour<d the tea.   Ah, she was fair
As, urn in hand, sho nen red my chair
And stUiped my waiting cup to fill,
The   while   1   sensed    u    wond'rou'i
tIMll— *
Fur auch|a fragrance tilled the air.
fui headaches and backaches'
(Signed) MRS. FRANK EATON.
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A THIRTEENTH CENTUEY DRINK
rnHIHTKKNTH century tastes in food
L had few limitations. Besides the
"fowl of Africn nud the vare gad-
wit of Ionia," mentioned by Fitz-
Stephen, gourmets iu the time of liUlg
John used to regale themselves on lier
ons, cranes, crows, storks, cormorants,
and bitterns, Some would wash their
meals down with wine, but the majority
drank mead of niotheglia. Mead, according to Holinshead, was only the
washing of the combs after the honey
had boon taken from them, and so poor
a beverage that it had to bo spiced, pep
pored, or made palatable with sweet-
briar or thyme. Bnt motheglin contained a hundredweight of honey to 2>1 gallons of Mater ami must have been more
intoxicating than the strongest ale of
the present day.
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THE BUCK-EllfE
VOL. 1
WEEKLY KD1TION
NO. II
How "Gloomy Gus" Finally Got Gay
Bv
1  nus troublod with gloomy thoughts.    During the night 1  won
trull, uround the hlock, *l shod tears on the slightest provocation.   Seven doe
on tne.   1 hnd priius in iny stomach uud in my disposition, and my friends nnd ieh
thnt I even gave thotli 11 puiu.    My wife avoided^me—exeept on pay duy.
me,     I grew desperate und docldcd to end it all.
One morning iu the barber's I saw it box with :> bright rod label. It ti'tts a eigur box.
Ah if in a dream, I purehused a quarter's worth. Mechanically I bit ofl' tho end of ono aud lit up.
By the time 1 wns half way through I began to notice a chnnge. I begun to picK up. The flolor
eamo back to my cheeks, 1 caught myself laughing us I went down tho street,
t root meat I guiuod rapidly in weight, Friends who had dodged mo ou the street corners for
years, now enuie up boldly and shook me by the hand. Now I am the embodi nent of Joy—1
feel myself a good fellow, nnd I give nud roeeive the Glnd Hand ovory minute if the day. My
complete recovery is due to thu inu gie aid of the IHiCK-KYK.
P.S—lf you want to buck up, buy a BUCK-EYE.   It's
just TEN CENTS.
ild frequently get up unit
hud operated
iutious ull ngreed
rybody disliked
r* 1
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
The Future of the Telephone
(By Herbert N. Casson)
IN the spring of 1907, Theodore N. Vail, a rugged, ruddy,
white-haired man, wns superintending the building ot a
new barn in northern Vermont. His house stood nearby,
on a piece of rolling land that overlooked the town of Lyu
don, and far beyond across evergreen forests to the massive
bulk of Burke Mountain. His farm lay back of the houso in
a great oval of field and woodland, with several dozen cot
tages in the clearings. His Welsh ponies and Swiss cattle
were grazing ou the May grass, and the meu were busy with
plows aud hnrrows aud seeders, it wus now almost thirty
years since he hud been called iu to create the business structure of telephony and to shape the general plan of its develop
ment. Hince then he had done many things. The one city
of Buenos Ayres had paid him more, merely for giving it a
system of trolleys and electric lights, than tho United States
had paid him for putting the telephone ou u business basis.
lle was now rich and retired, freo to enjoy the play-work of
the farm and to forget thc troubles of the city aud the telephone.
But, as he stood among his barn-builders, there arrived
frty. Boston and New York a delegation of tolephono director^ Most of them belonged to the "Old Guard" of tele-
phnoy. They had fought under Vail in the pioneer days; and
now they had come to ask him to return to the telephone business, after his twenty years of absence. Vail laughed at tho
suggestion.
"Nonsense," ho snid. "I'm. too old. I'm sixty two
years of ago." The directors persisted. They spoke of tho
approaching storm-cloud of panic and of tho need of another
strong hand at the wheel until the crisis was over, but Vail
still refused. They spoke of old times and old memories, btfl
he shook his head. "All my life," he said, "I bave wanted
to be a, fanner.''
Then they drew a picture of the telephone situation. They
•showed him that tho "grand telephonic system" which he
hod planned was still unfinished. He had been its architect,
.and it was unfinished. The telephone busiuess was energetic
and prosperous. Under the leadership of Frederick P. Fish,
it had grown by leaps and bounds. But it was still far from
toeing the system that Vail had dreamed of in his younger
■ days; and so, when tho directors put before him his unfinished
plan, he surrendered. Tho instinct for completeness, which
< is one of the dominating characteristics of his mind, com
polled him to consent.   It was the call of the telephone.
Since that May morning, 1907, great things have beer
done by the men of tho telephone and telegraph world. Thc
Bell System was brought through the panic without a scratch.
When the doubt, and confusion were at thoir worst, Vail
wrote an open letter to his stockholders, in his practical,
farmer-like way. "Our net earnings for the Inst ten months
wore $13,715,000," he said, "as agaiust $11,579,000 for the
same period in 1900. Wo have now in the banks over $18,-
000,000: and we will not need to borrow any money for two
years." Soon afterward the work of consolidation began.
Companies that overlapped were united. Small local win-
clusters, several thousands of them, were linked to the nation
al lines. A policy of publicity superseded the secrecy which
had naturally grown to be a habit in the days of patent litigation. Visitors and reporters found an open door. Educational advertisements wero published iu the most popular
magazines. The corps of inventors were spurred up to conquer the long-distance problems. And in return for a $30,000,-
000 cheque, the control of the historic Western Union was
transferred from thc children of day Gould to the 30,000
stockholders of the American Telephone and Telegraph Com-
pany.
From what has been done, therefore, we may venture a
guess us to the future of the telephone. This "grand telephonic system," which had no existence thirty years ago except in the imagination of Vail, seems to be at hand. The
very newsboys in the streets ure crying it. And while there
is, of course,.no exact blue-print of a best possible telephone
system, we can uow see the general outlines of Villi's plan.
There is nothing mysterious or ominous in this plan. It
has nothing to do with the pools nnd conspiracies of Wall
Street. No ono will be squeezed out except the promoters of
"paper companies." The simple fact is that Vail is organiz
isg a complete Boll System for the same reason that he built
one big comfortable bum for his Swiss cattle and his Welsh
Mnies, instead of half a dozen small, uncomfortable sheds*
He hns uever been a "high financier" who juggles profits
out ot other men's losses, lle is merely applying to the tele
phone business the same hard sense that auy successful farm
or uses in the management of his furm. He is building u
Big Barn for the telephone anil the telegraph.
Plainly, the telephone system of the future will bo national, so that auy two people' in the same country may bo able
to talk to ench other. It will not be competitive, for the reason that DO farmer would think for ti moment of running his
farm on competitive lines. It will have a stall* and-liue organization, to use a military phrase. Much locul compnny
will continue to handle its own local affairs and exercise to
the full the basic virtue of self-help. But there will also be,
as now, a central body of experts who will handle the larger
affnirs that are common to ull companies, No sepnratouess
nr secession on the one side, no bureaucracy on the other—
that is the typical American idea that underlies the ideal
telephone system.
The line of authority, in such a system, will begin with
tbe local manager. From him it will rise to the directors of
the state company, then higher still to the directors of the
national company; aud, finally, above all corporate leaders,
to tin- Federal Govornmont itself. The failure of Govern
ment ownership of the telephone in so many foreign countries does not mean that the private companies will have ab
solute power. Quite the reverse. The lesson of thirty years'
experience shows that a private telephone company is apt
tn be much mor? obedient to the will of the people than it' it
were a Government department. But it is an axiom of dom
oeracy that no company, however well conducted, will be per
initte'd to control 9 public convenience without bolng he'd
utrictly responsible for its acts. As politics becomes less of ,
game and more of a responsibility, the telephone of the future
will doubtless be supervised by some sort of public committee,
which will have power to pass upon compluints and to prevent
the nuisance of duplication mul the swindle of watering
stock,
As this Federal supervision becomes more and more r.tli
cient, the present fear of monopoly will decrease, just as it
did in the case of the railroads. Jt is a fact, although now
generally forgotten, thut the first railroads of the United
States were run for ten years or more ou an ant!-monopoly
plan The tracks were free to all. Anyone who owned a
cart with Hanged wheels could drive it on the rails and com
pete with the locomotives. There was a happy-go-lucky
jumble of trains and wagotiB, all hold back by the slowest
team; and this continued on some railroads until as late as
1857. By that time the people saw that competition on a railroad track was absurd. They allowed each track to be monopolized by one company, and the era of expansion began.
No one, certainly at tho present time, rogrets the passing
of the independent teamster. Ue was much more nrbitnry
and expensive than any railroad has ever dared to be; and,
as the country grew, he became impossible, He wus not the
fittest to survive. For tlio general good, he was held back
from competing with the railroad, and taught to co-operate
with it by hauling freight to and from the depots. This, to
hts surprise, he found much more profitable and pleasant. He
had beon "squeezed out" of a bad job into a good one. And,
by ii similar process of evolution, tho United Stntes is rapidly
outgrowing the small independent tolephono companies. These
will eventually, one by one, rise as the teamster did to a higher social valuo, by clasping wires with thc main system of
telephony.
Until I8S1 the Bell System was in thn hands of a family
group. It was n strictly' private enterprise. The public hai'
been asked to help in its launching, and had refused. But
after 1881 it passed into tho control of the small Stockholders,
and has remained there without n break. It is now ono of
our most "peoplcized" businesses, scattering either wages
or dividends into more than a hundred thousand homos. It
has at times boen exclusive, bnt never sordid. It has nover
boen dollar-mad, nor frenzied by the virus nf stock-gambling,
There hns always boen a vein of sentiment in it thnt haB kept
it iu touch with human nnttire. Even at the present time,
eyery cheque of tho American Telephone and Telegraph Com-
pflnv carries on it a picturo of a pretty Cupid, sitting on a
chnir upon which he has placed a thick book, and gaily prattling into a telephone.
Sevoral sweeping changes may be oxpoctod in the near
future, now that there is toum-pluy between tho Bell Systom
and the Western Union. Throe tolephono moBsagoB and eight
telegrams may bo sent at tho samo time ovor two pairs of
wires—that is one of tho recent miracles of scionce thnt is
now to be tried out upon a gigantic scale. Most of the long-
\
distance telephone wires, of which there are fully 2,000,000
miles can be used for telegraphic purposes; and a third of
the Western Union wires, 500,000 miles, may with a few
changes be used for talking. <f
The Western Union is paying vent for 22,500 oflices, all of
which help to make telegraphy u luxury of the few. It is
employing us large an army of messenger-boys as the army
that marched with General Sherman from Atlanta to the sea.
Both of these items of expense will dwindle when a Be
wire aud a Morse wire can be brought to a common terminal;
nnd when a telegram can be received or delivered by tele
phone. There will also be a gain, perhaps the largest of all.
in removing the trudging littlo messenger-boy from tho streets
and sending him either to school or to lonrn souu: useful trade.
The fact is thut the United States is the first country
that hus succeeded iu pulling both telephone aud telegraph
upon tho proper basis, l.l.-cwhere, either the two are widely
apart, or tho telephone is a move adjunct of a telegraphic department. According to the new American plan, the two arc
not competitivo, but complementary. The Post-Office sends
ii package; the telegraph sends the contents of the package;
but the telephone sends nothing) It is un apparatus that
makes conversation possible between two separated people.
Knch of the three has a distinct field of its own, so that there
has never been any cause for jealousy between them.
To muke the telephone :in unnex of the Post Office or the
telegraph has become absurd. There are now in the whole
world nearly as inauv messages sent by telephone as by letter; aud there ure thirty-two times as many telephone calls
as telegrams. In the United States the telephone has grown
to l.e the big brother of the telegraph. It has six times the
net earnings and'eight times the wire; ami it transmits as
many messages ;is the combined total of telogranis, letters,
a ml railroad passengers.
This universal trend toward consolidation has introduced
a variety of problems that will engage the ablest, brains in
tlio telephone world for many years tn come. Ilow to get
the benefits nf organization without its losses, to become
strong without losing quickness, to become systematic without
losing the dash and dave of cantor days, to develop the work
iug force into an army of high-speed specialists without Ins- J
ing the bird's-eye view of the whole situation—these nre thel
part," continued Carty. "I believe we will talk across continents and across oceans. Why not? Are there not more
cells in oue human body than ttierc are people iu the whole
earth.
Some future Carty may solve the abandoned problem of
the single wire and cut the copper bill in two by restoring the
grounded circuit, lle may transmit visiou as well as speech,
tie may perfect, a third-rail system for use on moving trains,
lle may conceive of an ideal insulating material tu supersede
glass, mica, paper, and enamel, tie amy establish a Universal
Code, so thut all persons of importance in the United States
shall have call-numbers by whlcn they mny be instantly locuted, ns books ure found in a library.
Somo other young mau muy create a Commercial Depart
Dioni on wide hues, u work Which telephone men have as yet
been loo specialized to do. VV hoover noes this wiil be a man
of comprehensive brain. He will be as closely in touch with
the a*cage man as with the urt of telephony.' lle will know
the gossip of the street, the demands of the labor unions, and
the policies of Governors and Presidents. The psychology ot
llie Western farmer will concern lum, and the tone ox the
daily press, aud the methods of department stores, li will
be iii.-* aim to know Ihe subtle chemistry of public opinion,
und to adapt the telephone service to the shifting moods ami
necessities of the limes, lle will lit telephony like a garment
around the habits of lho people.
Also, now thut the telephone business has become strong,
its |iexi anxiety miisr naturally be to develop the virtues, aim
not the defects of strength. Its motto must be "Ich Dion"
---■•! serve"; and ii ffiij bu the work of the future statesmen
of the telephone to illustrate this motto in all its practical
variation... They will cater aud explain, aud .explain aud
cater. They will educate and educate, until they have created
au expert public. They will teach by pictures and lectures
uud exhibitions. They will have charts aud diugrams hung
iu the telephone booths, so that the person who is waiting
for a call mny learn a litlle and puss the time more pleasantly.
They will, in u word, attend to those innumerable trifles that
make the perfection of public service.
Already thc Bell System lias gone far iu this direction by
irgaiiizirig what might fairly be culled a foresight department.   Here is whero the fortune-tellers of the business sit.
KING GEORQE V.
WITH HIB SON AND HEIR. PRINCE EDWARD, AND QUEEN MARY
> King became a Naval Gadoi iu 1877; Prince Edward and hiH brother Prince Albert aro both Naval
Cadets at the present time. There are rumors that Prince Kdward will eventually abandon tbo Nuvy for
the Army. Humor so often lies, however, when Royalty are in question thnt it is impossible to say
whether there is any likelihood of this or uot. The King himself entered the Navy as a Midshipman in
I880j became sub-lieutouunt in lss-1, and Lieutenant in the year following; Commander in 1891; Cnptnin in
18031 Hoar*Admiral in 1001; ViccAdmirul in 10031 and Admiral in 1907. He was a personal naval A.D.C,
to the lute  King  Kdward, as he also was to Quoetl Victoria.
Idles of* the new type, for which the telephonists of the nexl
generation must Hud answers, They illustrate the nature of
the big jobs that the telephone has to offer to au ambitious
and sifted young man of today.
"The problems were never so large or so complex as they
are right now," says Mr. .1. .1. Carty, the chief of the tele
phone engineers. The eternal struggle remains between the
large ami the little ideas—between the men who see what
might be nnd the men who see only what iH. There is still the
race to break time records. Already the girl nt the switch
board can find the person wauled 111 thirty seconds. Tills is
one-tenth of Ihe time tlmt was taken iu the early centrals,
but it is still too long. It must be cut to twenty-live seconds,
or to twenty, or to fifteen,
There is'slill the inventors' battle to gain miles. Thc di*
tatice over which conversations can be held has been Increased from 80 to 8,500 miles. But this is not far enough, There
re some civilized human beings who are 12,mm miles apart,
ami who have interests in common. Muring the Boxer Rebellion iu China, for instance, there were Ainericuus in Pek'
who would gladly have given half of their fort une
use of u pair of wires to New Vork.
When new lines or exchanges are to be built, tlioso men study
Ihe situation with an eye to the future. They prepare a
"fundamental plan," outlining what may reasonably be expected lo happen iu HftOOIl or twenty years. Invariably they
nre optimists! They make provision for growth, hut mme at
nil for shrinkage. 'By their advice, there is now <l66,000,000
worth of reserve plant in Ihe various Bell companies, wait
ing for the country to grow up to if. Evon in Ihe city of
New Vork, one half of the cable ducts are empty in expectation of ii greater city of 8,000,000 population which is sclied-
uled to arrive in 1028. There are perhaps few more impres
hivc evidences of practical optimism am) confidence than a
new telephone exchange, wilh two thirds of its wires waiting
for the business of the future.
eventually,  lhis  foresight  department   will  expand.    It
may, if a leader of genius appear, become thc fir^t reid corps
of practical sociologists, which will substitute facts for the
present hotchpotch of theories,    It will prepare a "fundamental plan" of the whole United Sfafes, showing the centre
of each industry nnd Ihe main runways of traflic.   It will act
for the] upon the basic fart that wherever there is interdependence,
i thoro is bound to be telephony, mul it will, therefore, prepare
In the earliest days of the telephone, Bell was  fond ol''. '»»l'« f interdependence showing the widely scattered groups
prophesying that "the time  will como when  we  will  talk | of industry and limmce, and the lines that weave them into
"   but this was regard
icross the Atlantic Ocean"; but this was regarded us a poet
cal fancy until Pupln invented his method of automatically
propelling the electric current. Since then the most conservative engineer will discuss the problem of transatlantic telephony. And as for the poets, they are now dreaming of the
timo whotl a man may Bpoak and hear his own voice come
back to him around the world.
The iminodiute long-distance problem is, of course, to talk
from New Vork to tho Pacilic. The two oceans nre now only
three nnd u half days apart by rail. Seattle is clamoring for
a wire to the Kast. Sun Diego wants one in time for its Pan-
iiiiiu Canal Exposition iu lOlo. Tho wires nre already strung
to San Francisco, bul cnunot be used in tho present stage of
the art. And Vail's captains nre working now witli almosl
breathless haste to give him a birthday present of n talk
across the continent from his farm in Vermont,
"I can seo a universal system of telephony for the United
States in tho very near future," says Carty. "There is u
statue of Howard standing iu ono of tho streets of Sunttle.
The inscription upon it is—'To n United Country.' But us
nu Knstemor sluuds there, he fools the isolation of that far
western state, uud he will always feel it until he can lalk
from one side of tho United States to the other.    For my
a pattern of national cooperation
As yet, uo nal ion, not even our own, has seen lhe full
vnlue of the long distance telephone. Few have the imagination to see what has been made possible ami to realize that
an actuul face-to faco conversation may take place, even
though there tire a thousand miles between. Neither can it
seem credible thut u man iu it distant, city can he located
as readily as though he were close ut hand. It is too amazing
to be true, and possibly a new generation will ha\e to arrive
before it will be taken for granted und acted upon freely,
Ultimately, there can be no doubt flint longdistance t de-
phony will be regarded as u national hhhcI of tho highest
vnlue, for the reason that il cnn prevent so much of the enor-
lnous economic waste of travel.
Nothing that science enn say will ever decrease the marvel
of a long-dislance conversation, und there may come in lhe
future an interpreter who will put it before our eyes in the
form of a moving picture, lle will enable us lo follow tho
Hying words in a talk from Boston to Denver, lie will flush
first to Worcester, cross the Hudson ou the high bridge at
Poughkoepsie, swing southwest through a dozen coal towns
lo the outskirts of Philadelphia, leap across the Susquehanna,
zigzag up and down the AlleglmnioH into the murk of Pitts-
Ihirg, across the Ohio at Wheeling, glance past Columbus and
Indianapolis, over thc Wabash at Torre Haute, into St. u.uis
by the Eads Bridge, through Kansas City, across Missouri,
along the corn-fields of Kansas, and then on—ou—cn with
the Santa Fe Railway, across vast plains and past the brink
of the Grand Canyon, to Pueblo and the Ipfty city of Denver.
Twenty-five hundred miles along a thousand tons of copper
wire—from Bunker Hill to Pike's Peak in a second!
There are mnny reasons to believe that for practical idealists of the future the supreme study will be the force that
makes such miracles possible. Six 'thousand million dollars
—one-twentieth of the national wealth of the United States,
is at the present timo invested in electrical development.
The Electrical Age has not yet arrived, but it is at hand; and
uo one can tell how brilliant the result may be when the
creative minds of a nation are focussed upon the subjugation
of this mysterious force, which has inure power and more
delicacy than any other force thut mnn has been able tt
harness.
As a tame and tractable energy, electricity is new. Among
tho wise men of Greece and Rome, few knew of its exi.itenco
nnd none put it to any practical use, The wisest knew that
a piece of amber, when rubbod, will attract feathery substances; but they regarded this as poetry rather than science.
Thore was a pretty legend among the Phoenicians that tho
pieces of amber were the petrified tears of maidens who had
thrown themselves into the sea because of unrequited love,
nnd each bead uf amber was highly prized, It was worn as
an amulet nnd a symbol of purity. Not for two thuusand
years did nnyone drenm that within its golden heart Iny hidden the secret of a new electrical civilization.
Not even in 1752, when Benjamin Franklin flew his famous kite on the bunks of the Schuylkill Kiver aud captured
the first "canned lightning,'' wus'there uny definite knowledge of electrical energy. His lightning rod was regarded
as an insult to the deity of Heaven. It was blamed for the
curthquako of 1755, and not until the telegraph of Morse
came into general use did men dare to think of tho thuuder-
bolt of Jove as a possible servant of the human race.
Thus it happened that when Bell invented the telephone
he surprised the world with a new idea, lie had to make the
thought as well as the thing. No .Jules Verne nor II. G. Wells
had foreseen it. The author of the Arabian Nights fantasies
hud conceived a flying carpet, but neither he nor anyone olse
hnd conceived of flying conversation. In all tho literature
of ancient days, there is not a line that will apply to the telephone, except possibly that expressive in the Bible—"And
behold, there camo a Voice." In these more privileged days,
the telephone has come to be regarded as a commonplace fact
of every-day life; and we are apt to forget that the wonder
of it hns become greater and not less; and that there aro still
honor and profit, plenty of both, to be won by the iuveator
and the scientist.
The flood of electrical patents was never higher than now.
There are literally more iu a single month than tho total
number issued by the Patent Olllce up to 1850. The Bell
System has three hundred exports who are paid to do nothing
else but try uut all new ideas ami inventions; and before
these words can puss from the stenographer to the printer,
new uses and new methods will be discovered. There is,
therefore, no immediate danger that the art of telephony will
be less fascinating in the future than it hns been in tho past.
There still remains for some future scientist the task of
showing us iu detail exactly what the telephone current does.
Such a man will study vibrations as Darwin studied the differentiation of species. He will try to discover how a child's
voice, spoaking from Boston to Omaho, can vibrate more than
a million pounds of copper wire, nnd he will invent a finer
system of time to fit the telephone, which can do as many different things in a second as a man cun do in a day, transmitting with every tick of the clock from 25 to 80,000 vibrations.
He will deal with tho various vibrations of nerves and wires
and wireless nir that nre necessary iu conveying thought between two separated minds. lie will make clear how a
thought, originating in the brain, passcB along the nerve-
wires to the vocal chords, and then in wireless vibrations of
air to the disc of the transmitter. At the other end of the
line the second disc recreates these vibrations, which impinge
upon the nerve-wires of an ear, aud are thus carried to tho
consciousness of another brain.
And so, notwithstanding all that has been done sinco Boll
opened up the way, the telephone remains thc acme of electrical marvels. No other thing docs so much with so little
energy. No other thing is more enswathed in the unknown.
Not oven the gray-haired pioneers who hnve lived with the
telephone since its birth cuu understand their protege. As to
the why and the how, there is as yet no answer.' It is as true
of telephony today as it was in 1876 toot a child can use what
the wisest sages cannot comprehend.
Here is a tiny disc of sheet-iron. J speak. It shudders.
It has a different shudder for every sound. It has thousands
of millions of different shudders. Tbere is a socond disc
many miles away, perhaps 2,500 miles away. Between the
two discs runs a copper wire. As I speak, a thrill of olectric
ity flits along tho wire. This thrill is moulded by the shudder
of the disc. It makes the second disc shudder. And tho shudder of the second disc reproduces by voice. That is what
happens. But how—not all the scientists of thc world can tell.
The telephone current is a phenomenon of tho ether, ray
the theorists. But whnt is ether? No one knows. Sir Oliver
mdge Iiub guessed that it is "perhaps the only substantial
thing in the material universe," but no ono knows. There
is nothing to guide us iu that unknown country except a signpost that points upward and bears tho one word—" Perhaps."
The Kther of Space! Here is an Kldorado for the scientists
f the future, and whoever can first map it out will go far toward discovering the secret of telephony.
Some dny, who knows, there mny come the poetrv and
grand opera of the telephone. Artists may come who will
portray the marvel of the wires that quiver with electrified
words, und the romance of the switchboards that tremble
with the secrets of a great city. Already I'uvis dc Chuvannos,
by one of his superb panels iu the Boston Library, has admitted the telephone und telegraph to the world of art. He has
embodied them as two flying figures, poised above the electric,
wires, and with the following inscription underneath—"By
the wondrous agency of electricity, speech flashes through
space and swift ns lightning bears tidings of good and evil,"
But these random guesses as to the future of the telephone
may come far short of what the reality will be. lu thcHe
dazzling dnys it is idle to predict. The inventor hus everywhere put the prophet out of business.   The fact hus outrun
the fancy.    Wl   Morse, for instance, was tacking up his
lirst little line of wire around the Speedwell Iron Works, who
could have foreseen 850,000 miles of submarine cables, by
which the very oceuns are all a quiver with the news of the
world? When Pulton's tiny tea kettle of a boat steamed up
the Hudson to Albany in two days, who could have foreseen
the steel leviathans, one sixth of a mile in length, that can
in the snme ti cut the Atlantic Ocean in half?   And when
Bell stood in a dingy workshop iu Boston and heard the clang
of a clock spring come over an electric wire, who could have
foreseen the massive structure of the Bell System, built up
by hfllf the telephones of thc world, and by "the investment,
Of  0 actual capital than has gone to the making of anv
other Industrial associationf Who could have foreseen what
the tolephono bells have done to ring out the old ways and
to ring in the
und to ring ii
united people.
new    to ring out the delay and the Isolation
the elliciency and the friendliness of a truly
THE RADIUM BUSINESS
fllHE sale of radio
X.     which controls i
inn by the Austrian State Department,
it [.reduction, aas now boen placed on a
more or less permutient footing, we nre told by a newspaper correspondent quoted in The Engineering and Mining
Journal.   Snys this paper;
"The chief difficulty encountered by the department has
been to find a BUltable way of packing'the precious mineral,
but the experts of the Vienna Physical Institute have at Inst
devised a satisfactory wny of handling it,
"Pure radium, of course, cm not be obtained; but what
is sold as radium is really a chemical compound known ns
radium-barium Chlorld. Of this there are three different
grades in the market. The preparation is enclosed iu a so-
called radium cell, n round capsule 1% inches in diameter,
and % inch long, ThiB capsule is enclosed in n screw tube
made of nickeled brass, with a lead bottom in which tfiere is
a little sunken squnre which serves to hold the speck of
rndium,
"The cell or capsule itself is sonlod hy a mien plato, which
obviates the necessity of opening it when in actual use. All
tubes aro cnrefully numbered and each benra an official
stamp. Prospective buyers mny note thnt it is not money
ftlono that buys radium. It is only scientific institutes and
savants of reputo who ere eligible ns purchasers.
"Postal-guide books aro aoarchod in vnin for rulos govern-
ing the dispatch or rndium. No post-offlco has over been
called upon to hnndlo a single milligram. In ovory case bo
far the sales have beon mndo to buvors personally or their
direct representatives Bent oxprossly to Vienna for tho nur.
pose. It is not surprising that In the cnBo of a product worth
$8,875,000 :tn ounco tho strict rule is 'shipment at buvem'
risk.' " ' TIIE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C:
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ii Leiser k Co,, 1
PERSONALS.
K. Gmul iu urutd ft uui Vancouver on
: SriLurday ni^lit.
;    Miss V.   lones and  MifiB U.   Coo re
I turned to tm\n on Suuday.
(I. Mutiny, iif Nttnaj.no, is in town
t'iaiti tf with Mr. Q. Brown.
K Ail ken and J. Nicholson returned
home by Tuesday's boat,
F. Piokard left thia week for Vancouver to meet Mrs. Piokard.
Misa M.bel A bra ma left for Vancouver
ou Wednesday, on a visit tu her litter.
A.  McNeil,  Sr.,  left for Vancouver
yeateidsy.
Ma. Colin Campbell waa a paiseugei
on the Booth bo uud train yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Hayvard were out bound
paascn^erB on yesterdays train.
Mrs. Dr. MacNAUghtoti left for Vancouver on Wmtnuad.iy morning, on a
short visit.
J. VV, Itrydoti was a passeng r on the
S.y, City of Ntmuimo ou Wednesday
morning, for Victoria.
Mi^ L >uie Merrill, the famous Mezzo-
Soprano, wil tive a concert ruciUl in the
Uny Hali io the near future.
S. U. HANSON'S
S. C. White Leghorns
432 Pullets luidin-
tf      J.muary-   -   7616
February  -   7310
March   -   -  8K05
23&33
AvemRfl bar Wnl for !>n iliys 68.fi   '1'hfs rfcnnl
1)113 ll-Ver lii-cii  lniUfii tut lln- N   Allii'iir.in uulitl-
mini   These lilrd. will uiuhe amjd IiiuwIIiib stack
lur Wh. I'liivsnuli. S-yr-uW bmxbnU.Meach
HILLCREST POULTRY FARM
IM'XI'.IN.  I1.C. ij
E. ('. EMDE     I
Dealer in Bicycles   and  GaB
Engine Supplies
English titnl American IVheslsJrom
.,.,0 up, alito Sei'ttitti-hand Wheels.
THE
CUMBERLAND
— HOTEL =
W. MERRIPIKLD, Prop.
The finest /udcl in the city.
Folding Go-Carts $10.50
For Mixed Paints,
Floor Stains,
Wall Paper,
Furniture, etc.
THE MAGNET CASH STORE
Is the place
T.   E.   BATE jS
Capital $5,000,000
Reserve S5,700,000
He Royal Ml of Croft
Cumberland, B.C.
Sub Branches at  Courtenay and Union Bay
Drafts issued in any currency, payable all over the world
Special attention paid to Savings Accounts, nnd interest at Current Rates allowed on Deposits of $1 and upwards
A apiciitl iiifotin^ of the O.ty C lUiictl
was held at the Council Chambers oo
Cnuiflilay night, tho May r ami A-iUi-
meu 8tewurt, McLa d, Albiiitk-ld, Bur-
tinl and Hrowu being present. Tht
council went into oununiUee of tlu
while on the sewera^u by-law, ttlncl
whs read clause by olau e, and adopted
w ir hour auienuimei t. hu cou eil lb i,
adjourned.
It is the intention of the Incal Orange*
men to mako July 12th, 1910, a day to
he long remembered in Cumberland.
The celebration will, in nil probability,
bo the greatest ever held here, lf arrangements how being made, are carried
to a successful iaaue there will be a
special excursion from Nanaimo on that
date, and il is expected that a iars.< uum-
of Oiaiigemen from that ciiy will avail
themselves of the opportunity to vi it
Cumberland It is probable that three
arches will be erected ou DuUBmuii
Avenue. Ono will certainly be orected
by the Orangemen tbuniHolves, while
the biisim.j.-s men and City Counoil will
he aakod to f-dh.w suit. The. deiails of
the sports programme have uut been
dually decided upon, but we hi pe to 11-
tble to prim the programme in full in
our next issuer
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
We have recently received a
Carload of McLAUGHLIN
CARRIAGES  & BDGGIES,
and arc prepared to quote
lowest prices and best terms.
Give us a call
McPhee &
Morrison
General Merchants, Courtenay,
Po
DS~]
The
Star
iffil! SII
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
MAXWELL &  ETOBNAL
Proprietors
AU kinds of hauling done
First-class Kigs for Hire
fjivery and team work promptly
attended to
to flfi
Local Agent for
The London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Oo.
Get rate3 before insuring elsewhere
Office: Cumberland
*i-_w-~rmt>amvmtm_mwtmm——
CONDENSED ADS
£  Artrertlriutneiits under tiits head l cent, l word,'.
IVn Light Draft Teams, weight about
1400ibs, Apply tthupland Iht,.- ,
Sandwick. jll
For Sale—9 Milk Ouffi and 3 Heifers.
Apply H. S. Porteui, Uankahaw,
Courtenay. jit*
Room atid Board, or would take baby
to mind. Apply Mrs. Marshall, Sandwick. jll
Double I.'d, with modern 8 Room House,
tenuis laWti and well kept, ground",
for sale cheap. Apply to Mrs. Uue,
opposite the Hospital.
Lost—Many a stlu i.i lost through the
fleet nd person in e. ssary to complete
Hie bargain not knowing what the firm
person has to sell. It lakes two to
make ft bargain, Are yuu one of the
two? If »o, iry a condense J ad, iu
T.IK Isu.Mtivlt,
Found- A satisfactory advertising medium For further par iciilars apply
'Iiii; Isi imikk, two doors from tho
Pusta0ltiue<
Kir Sale. -»Subscriptions to Thk fa.
i,\mh:ii, $1,50 per year, In ndvftiioe,
Wanted, Immediately. 1000 subscribers
f«»r Tin; IsUNUKlt.
7 TMIEL
-Telephone—
Save time Mini money bv usimr
A C
the Long Distance Telephone
Quick connection-1 f<> all important
Vancouver Island and Mainland Point$
Go to
d. JACK, Jr.
Foi' Candy, Fruit, Ice Crenm
and Light Luncheons   j;i
Yon don't gvt done
when y<m deal with
DUNNE the
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
P. DUNNE
DUNSMUIR  AVENUE
Node: to Advertisers,
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
he in lhis office not later than
10 li.iii. on Thursday,
BORN
At Union liny, on thelOthinat,, to the
WJFo lif A    Strftl f'l'li-   ll Hnll.
WE ISLIifi
$1.50
a Year
in advance
;'OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCK>0000
P, PHILLIPS HARRISON
e Bai'i'islev,   Solicitor   and!
2 Notary Public.
S
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UllllIllll.AMl   C'lll.l.HCTION   ANII (Vill
MISSION    Ac/KNOY.''      Routs   Mill
|)obtn Collected, Brokerage, Heal
Estate mul Auctioneers, Thorn-
snii Building, Dunsmuir Avenue,
(!unil«rliiiiil, Phone 17, JohnTliom
sun, Muiiiigor.
Mr. J. Potter left yoHturday, on a two
wotk'i tiiii tu Vancouver.
YOUR NAME IS
— GOOD ■—:
Anything in the Jewellery
Line   sold   on   a   Small
Monthly Payment
STODDART
THE    JBWELLEE
Next door to Royal Bank, opposite Post Offlca
t
H
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K
Little cubes of metal
Little tubes of ink;
Brains, and the printing presses
Make the millions think
_____ i
There is no better
way of making the
people of this district think of you
than through an advertisement in
at
he   Islander

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