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Array V
LADIES' Costumes, Pon-
gee & Panama Long Coals
Children's Dresses, 'Pinafores
and Coals,' etc  at
Campbell Bros.
THE
ffl i2im
ISLANDER
JL
I
£
Ladies' New Bells, Collars,
Dut-ri dollar},  Jabots,  Neck
Ruching & 3)lo_ses al
Campbell Bros.
Nn   45
THE I8LANDEH, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1911
Subscription prion $1.00 pur year
ANEW CHIEF
OF POLICE
Commissioners    Meet
and McLellan Gets
The Hook
The Polloo Commissioner! met on
Tuesday mul there was plenty cluitifr.
Tli« Commissioners huld a lunjktttiy
bwhiiii lioliiml closed doore, alter
whioh tin- meeting was thrown open to
tho piihlio.
Both tlm Citv Solicitor ami the City
Magistrate were prea-nt hy request
ami tlm Magistrate w»s put on the
car| et (or aliout len minutes.
It appears that the City Solicitor at
a previous meeting nt the hoard hnd
critioued th.- Magistral!) f"r th" ver-
diet, thut li.- had given recently in tin
Walters ous*
Mi. Harrison contended that while
the case for the prosecution rosed up
on the unsupported I'vldence of Cnn
Stable McLellan nnd tlmt while it wan
true that Walters' witnesses all swore
positively that ono, Dugdale, a mnn
under the Liquor Aot, had not been
suppled with liquor in Walters plac•
of business, yot on all other points the
evidence of thn witnesses for the defense had beefi ahht to pieces, nnd Mr.
Hnrrison contended that under these cir.
cuiustances this evidence should have
beon thrown out and a conviction re-
g'storel on tlu strength of Mr McLel-
lan's evidence.
The City Magistrate defended his
notions in dismissing the case, he slat
cd thnt lie had disregarded the evidence of two witnesses for the defense
liul n quantity of oilier evidence <iHer-
e<i wh ell he regarded as good, and he
did nol regrethis decision in this case
or any other that he hnd presided over
during his eleven years as City 'tagis
trato. He suggested that Mr Harrison appeal to the Attorney Oeneral if
he were not satisfied, nnd he further
stated that hud he convicted Mr
Walters, that gentleman would certainly have appealed anil won his esse
at a higher courl at a cnat of hundreds
of dollars to the city. Ho thought no
one hut a crazy man would have con
vioted on the evidence before the
courl.
•Commissioner Macdonald thought
that the Magistrate had given the city
the worsl of it, although employed by
thum. He should have convicted ami
allowed Mr Walters to appeal II he
wanted t".
Commissioner Banks thought that
the Magistrate had done just right, and
majbe snved the eity some money and
the Mayor thought that both the Magistrate and Solicitor slmul I go home
and he good children. Tho matter
dropped
Uu ui'liou of Mr Ranks seennded hy
Mr Macdonald, Oioi-t ,l,lo Uray was
promoted to he Chief ,,( Police,
the reason given in'iug that pnrt of
Chief Mel..-Ilnti'- Balafy wa mined bv
l'liblie subscription nhil from the Col
llory Co, while Constable Gray we"
paid wh hj from th' city treasury,
[t was decided Io retain Constable
MoLcllan for ii month, dining which
timenn Investigation wotilt| lie held us
to llie renson why a ihiiiiIht of citizens
refused to coulriliti'e toward McLellan-' sulury i,s night watchman,
Constable McLellan, who was present thought hi' hid been used dirty.
He did not think he should havo been
turned down till nfter an investigation hail been held, He suggested thai
his unpopularity in some quarters was
due to the diet that he had secured
convictions against these people for
violating the laws.
Mr Harrison asked permission to
speak which was granted;—He thought
.Mr, McLellan hnd boen a -most eflici
ont contnble, absolutely fearless and
independent, He had had experience
i i many parts of tbo Province, but
b id nover met a superior officer to Mc
Lellan. Hnd tlio chief gone around
with his eyes shut he would havo rem-
ELECTION OF
1    OFFICERS
Citizens' League Meeting On Wednesday
Night
A meeting of tho Cititens League
was held last Wednea lay night for the
purpose ofeleotingollleels for the ensuing year
The following wore the oflicors sel
ected.
President Ja«. Reid, (re elected')
Vice-President Jno Thomson
Secretary O.T. Smithe
Treasurer Jno. Wier
Executive Committee, Messrs Mc
L''d, Bat" and Cartwright.
A resolution was ad pted to request
the City Council to extend an invitation to the board "f Trade of Victorin
and Nnnnitno to visit the Comox hist
riot nt an early date ns possible a- the
guests of the City of Cumberland,
Messrs Thos E. Bate nnd (XT. Smithe
were apioiuteil a coini'iitto- to wail
upon ihe City Council in connection
with the matter.
It was resolved that the Council be
requested to take up thc matter of extending the City limits so ns to include the City Hall, thu Clinton pro
party and the l'ublic Shliool site with
in the Municipality,
The meeting then adjourned
40 pn chillis and infants shoes, fancy
tops etc. Regular fl 76 tnd {2.00 for
tl 26 pr. at Cartwrights, Saturday.
THE MAGISTRATE
First Meeting of the
Police Commissioners
The police Commiislnneri, Me»»r>,
Macdonald, Ranks and the Mayor
held a slioit meeting on Friday even
ing ,'tl si, ultimo.
P.P. Harrison, City Solicitor appear
od Is'fore the board nnd criticized th"
action of lhe City Magistrate ill not
convicting Mr Walters in the recent
case against hiin.
The Commissioners also expressed
linapproval of the Magistrates decision
and the opinion was expressed that
the Magistrate should work more iu
harmony with tho board,
It was resolved that the Mngistrsle
be requested to attend tho next meet
ing of the board, when the fuels in
connection with the case might begone
over.
On motion it was divided to lay
■ver the matter of appointments till
next inert ng on April -tth.
BOARD
MEETING
Courtenay.
0. F Scott, repiesening the Van-
couver Island Nursery wu busy t e tirst
part ut the week distributing nursery
stock frum his company, aud it it nut
too much to tay that it was the the"
looking lot of trees ever distributed iu
this district. Mr Scott it delighted with
the amount of buiiness he htt doue in
the vtUey thil spring and hit customer.
htve til promised larger orders in the
fall owing to tho fine quality uf the •tncl
delivered. Mr Scott by the way it a run
ner of nute, being a 10 seeund mm, and
he intends combining butiueu and plea-
sure in the fall by Inking in the Cum. x
fnir, tnd the valley atheletet will htve to
look to their laurels if they do not with
to tee all the atheletic prizes going tuuth
Seed Potetoae,—Early Rochester Ron-
end Bwly King.   Ten pounds   fur  one
dollar, seven fifty per hundred pounds
M, Nixon,
Denman Island,
18 silk Tuff. Ladiea Blk. underskirts
Regular |3.60 each, fv.86 tt Cartwrights.
Don't forget the Eaglet Bull on the
17th, and air nut your hniuniar mil cott
Co get the camphor tinell out of it be
fore that date.
Mr. Hill, the new proprietor of lh,
moving picture hutment tt tliu Cumber
land linil htt had the premitet completely
overhauled tnd cleaned up. Ml. Hill i
showing none but the verv best of films,
snd his show h .a been well pttriniiz d all
«eek. A show ol inch merit ihould pro*
per.
The Sncitlitt Party of Canada, Local
Nn. 64, meete in the Agricultural Hnll,
Courtei'iy.overy t, oond Siturday tl 8 pni
There will be a meeting in thu hall thil
evening.
n
ained Chief of Police indefinately.
Practlally ell the police work of tin
town had lieeu done by Mr McLolhu-
and the Police Court records would
show it.
It was docided to appoint men wl o
had no connection with tho pol ce
commissioners tn investigate the
trouble over the night watchman,
Meaara R. Urant and 0 T, Smith.' Is'
ing appointed to act with thc Mayor
ou (hia committee.
Everybody ia bu>y in thil busy little
town,
Thewetther for the pnst month his
been lovely tnd the farmers are making
g.,od pri great with their spring crops.
The   new  b.ru bein^' built for O.H
i\-oil,.tr it nearly completed, and   tin
block of five Morei   it under wty.
Wm. Swan's residence cn Mill St. will
soon be ready to occupy, aud the addition to Millard'a pretty cotttge it ready foi
the painter.
A very interesting game of btaket ball
between two lucal teams, captained hy
Jack Clifford and L. Anderton, wit pity
ed in the opera houte on Thuriday Mir.,
30th. The game retulted in t tie, but
open the tie being played off the game
*ae won by the letter's team. A gooo
d nee which wit enjoyed by everybody
at held titer tho match, the niuiic be
iug lupplied by Roy aud Morgan.
A meeting of the Courtenay Btsebell
Club wit held in the opera houie on
April 2nd, at which quite a nainbei
were present; Ihe reportt from latt yetr
show t balance on the right tide which
spetks well for the management. Thr
memberi hope to nuke thit a record tei-
mn mid judging from the amount of intereat taken in the gtuiu by both thi
nlayeit and their luppoiten there will b,
< itrung nine to uphold the honor ol
Courtenay. It ii the intention of th,
management to htve the ground graded
>ud fixed up in lirit-clnui thtpe. Th-
t -Mowing officer! were appointed :
Hon. I'rut., Hon.lVTeiiipleman, M.P.
lou. Vice-Pret., Mr. M Mtnaon, M.
P P., Pret., Dr. Millard; Vice- Pret,
W M Her; 2„d Vice. Pres., 8. Calhoun I
Dec-Treat., and Mtntger, P. I., Auder
tun.
j The Victoria Timet it authority fur th.
I suti meul thst a baseball league ia to br
! formed nn the northern part uf the is
Und to include teams from Duncan, Che-
niidiiu!, Ladyindth, Nanaimo tnd Cum
burland. It is ittted that the class el
b<ll played by the teams in the Comox
District League is of a very high order
nd lhat the Icmtof the toiithirn pnn
if the island will htve to pity mme to
ray iu the game with the Cumberlnndert.
The hnme ot .1, C. Brown wit bsdly
damaged hy fire on Sundty afternoon,
tnd only the g od work of the Fire bri
■jade lived it from total destruction
The furniture wat removed in safety
Mr Brown's fire insurance ran out at 12
o'clock noon the dty of the fire.
Interesting Meeting of
tbe License Commissioners
The Botrd of License Commissioners
held their first meeting on Fridsy evening, when the full Board consisting cf
Commiaaionert Parnham, Watinu ami
the Mayor were present.
An application from V. linnora for a
retail liquor license to replace the wh 1
stle   license he now held   was reuoived.
the applicant promiting tu comply with
the regulation* hi every respect
The application was approved by thi
Commissioners, tnd it wat resolved to
grant the license, provided the Council
would amend their by-hw io at to allow
tno'her license being granted.
The Cily Solicitor iuf ruled the Cm-
.oksioners that it waa impossible for a
fiftli license to I* granted in town at the
preient time.
Tne queation of existing licenaei wet
taken up, and it wat resolved that the
proprietor cf the New England Hotc
be informed that unloss his premi-'cs
were tiled up io ti to comply with regulation! buth as regard to bar and othor ac
comodstions within thirty dayi his license would be cancelled.
It wat afterward* decided to maki
thit apply to all other city hotelt tl well
MEETING OF
CITY
Lengthy   Meeting
The City Fathers
oi
Correspondence.
I..W.W.....
''   the Edllor   slander.
If you can throw any light nn the
reason of the secret meeting uf the
licensing board it would clear up some
very ugly rumors.
The board met in silence, and at
night.    Nu one in Cumberland kne«
* their meeting, and yet tho Union
Brewery Co. of Nanaimo, knew all a
bout it. They were represented by
our local legal light, their head book
keeper wns there, and I believe one of
their local agents. How did the Union Brewery come to know of the meeting wheu even our local newspaper did
not know about itl I think this is a
natter which should be thoroughly investigated together with the setting
on tire of Mr OlnSsoni barn. At that
meeting aome hail the gall to suggest
that thu license should lie taken from
the New Kngland and give it to Ron.
■ro.    Every oue knows who owns tbe
joint Bnnoro runs.
Billy Gleason wna here laifore there
was any Cumberland, he bus alwny
paid one 1 u-idred cents on the dollar
md no one can sny anything against
bis place but can lie said ngainst any
hotel in Cumtierland,
In conclusion, 1 would ask our city
conatable just for nothing else, but fo
information to pay a visit tt) Bonorti'a
lap loom; there tbey would litul some
thing for the licensing board to think
about.
M.D.
•   *   *
To the Editor.
Through the medium uf your paper
I wish tn thank the C. F. Brigade ind
citiz nt *hu twitted in extingniihing
the lire tt iny houte on Sunday, April
2nd, ami in laving all my furnituro hihI
personal property.
J. 0. Bhown
If you wish to make your piano or
furniture appear juat like new, try n
'inttle of Boyle's Pinno and Furnitii i
Polish. It is an exceptionally good
polish and you will not use any other
ifter having tried it once, Ii is pul
up in 75c ami 31,25 bottles -For sub-
by Chaa Segrave nt''the Islatnlei "otlice
Cumberland
Sucking Pi,'« b r sale, $3eaoh. Money
.company order.
Roirrt Sou.!*,   Hornby Island.
Tho Council met on Mondny n'glit
and all members except All. McNeil
Iwing present,
0. B. Aslol Ltd., Vancouver wrote
asking for particulars re any propose,!
civic work during the year.
The Clerk of Vancouver City ('nun
oil wiote stating that i he license charged on pool tables in that ei'y Wiib £8
per half year,
O.H. Burske, Vancouver, wroto enquiring the cost of an opticians license
in the city. He was informed that il
Ails ¥25.
Hon, H.E. Young wrote asking the
City to receive subset'prions for th,
"fchioige'.- Fund" don lions 111 ing limit -
•d to iJ5, mui subso iptions only m '»,
received from persons hle-sed nilil tin
l.ime of "George." Similar subscript
ims nre being received in nil other
cities iu Cniunia nn.l the money thus
raised is to lie presented to His Majesty The K ng at his coronation. The
City Clerk was instructed to receive
subscriptions.
The B.C. Times, Priming and Publishing Co. wroie nsking fur the Major- photo and bi giapby to lie published in n book treating with all the May
ors of the Dominion, and the work
would la, considered incomplete without a history of the Mayor of Cumberland. The book was In lo In-
Lux,- publication nud read by all sorts
f dignitaries ami high personages Tin
letter was turned ovor to the Maym
to take what notion ho saw tit.
8.1). Marsden wrote protesting
ngainst the 1100 license on Teleplinn,
Co's. and stated that ill other eitie.
ibis rang/d from $5 to 825, and refusing any fu1 thor free tel'phones fo
the city. The Council thought III
liylaw was all right, but deferred tin
natter until the bylaws woro revised
afler which, it was decided, that tin
license bo collected as well as all ai -
rears.
The matter of the City taking ov. i
the Fire Dept. was discussed witl.
a committee from lhat body, Thr
committee was requested to sulnni'
their propositi u in writing at tin
next meeting of the council when tin
matter will la) dec ded.
Aldermen  Maxwell aud Willard together with the Mayor were appoint il
a committee to net with the City Soi-
it ir in the revision of the City hy
laws
ibe Court of Revision wns si for
May 18th. and   tho   Clerk nistiucleri
advertise the dateiu both local news.
papers.
The License Commissioners report
re llonoro license quest ion was le.eiv
ed and the New England Hotel lie
euse cam" iu for much di-ou-sion dur
ug which it wnn suggested that lie
New Kngland I cense mlghl lie ca
.elled anil ll. euro's granted if I Iih Nov
Knglund did not comply strictly witl
iho License Act within 'Ul (lays.
Tenders for clearing city streets wer
opened but were considered loo h'gh
and the work will be done by iluy lab
or,
The Fire Wardens were r> quested to
mnke a tour of iunpociion.
The City Solicitor was instructed t<
mnke a revisiun of the City Voters Lint,
The Boaid if Wo.ks report wns received. To fix up the aewers ou th,
old plan it wst eaiiinated would cost $12
(100 for which the government w-uio
donate nothing. The Board waa instructed to draft up a peliiion to submit
a tewerage loan by law to the people
similar to that defeated list year.
Thu committee appointed to secure tn
ultimate of the colt of laying Connie
aide walks on Diioimuir Ave subiuitt.d
an estimate of 12,60 per square yaid.
YOUNG BRITONS
Orange Young Britons
Score Usual
Success '
_ " |
Although there wat not a" very Urge
gathering present at the Ortuge Yuuug
Britont ball tnd supper on Tueeday even,
ing, anything the asternbUge lacked iu
quantity wh fully made up far in quality
and all present report a mott enjoyable
time at it alwaya tbe cue when tliit
lodge celebrates.
The eveningi entertainment wit arranged to celebrate the Sth. tnnivanary
uf the institution of Thompton Lodge
No. 133, L O.Y.B. in thia city.
Dancing wu indulged in to the itrtioe
of Morgan tnd Royt' S piece orchestra
until the early houra of tht morning,
reuoti being takeu at midnight to ad.
journ to the Wtverley liutel where a
bounteoai spread had been prepared for
the guests of the O.tnge Young Britonr.
Visiting cards at the Islander office.
Dr. D. E. Kerr, denial, will be in
Cumberland, from Wadneadty April ISth
tu the 22nd inclusive.
Chnnge advertisements for
.Saturday mornings issue must
lie in thb office uot later than
10 a. m. on Thundtj^ljk.
On account of Friday, April Hth.- bang Oood Friday md a Dominion Bank
riuliday, the Royal Bnnkuf C'uiada'aSub-
ltranch at Cuurtenay will be cloaed on
hat day, but will open on Saturday for
he usual hours.
For Sale—Two Houses nn good dry lot,
rent for $10 per mouth each, will sell
ihe two for 11650, or one for $830.
Apply X.Y.Z.   Islander Officii
The room behind the Isusoeu (See
tint been fitted up tt training qutrtera
for one of the contestant! in the big
wrestling bout uext month.
For Sale,—A Piano in first class order
Cost $400, will sell (or $290, Apply
Potters Pool Room,
The Hnt Iterate match of tht staton
will be played next Friday between
teamt captained by Alex Rowan tnd J,
Camerou.
FOR SALE-Marrinelli'i Boarding
Houae. For particular! apply to the
owner.
Services in the Roman Catholic Church
■till be held every other Sunday in Cumberland.   Rev. H- Mertem, ptttor.
Don't forget the mtiquertde ball on
the 20th, tt  Oourtenty,  given  by  the
mibined basket ball tennis of Courtenay, I'uioii Bty tnd Cunibcrltnd.
Boy's PtuU 50c at Ctrtwrightt.
LOCAL MAIL SERVICE.
Arrival
Tueadny night
Thursday night
Saturday night
Humlay, per Cowichan 9 a. id.
Humlay noon, overland
Departure
Wednesday—6.00 a. m.
Friday—6.00 a. in.
Hnturdny—4.15 p. m.
Sunday, 2,15 p. in   sharp
/
"Peerleti" Incubator, capacity 140
tg t with brooder, almost new, for tale
ch, ap.
Apply 47 thil office.
Swine,—Improved. Yorkshire elegible
for registration, either   sex.   Price ten
dotlare etch, at iiii weeks old.
M Nixon
Denman Island. THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Swept Away by the River
\
In VERY dny tho water rose, nnd af-
j tor ovory night, curly in tho
niorniug, whim Dominique Guine-
bertiore, who is fisher mau, currior, mul
several othor things, reached the tuwn.
ho diil not I'.nl to say: "The Loire has
risen it quartor of a yard nt tho Roche-
fori bridge; there la nothing for you
to do Imi io gel ready to go upstairs,
ymi and your animals." Eto added
"By your leave," fur the Bake of good
mauuers,
The | pie ou the island woro uoithcr
surprised nor alarmed, Thoy wore nc
cUBtoi .1 ■■ to the (load, (ike their horses,
thoir cows, i li .ir In ns, and thi Ir cal ■■■■:
like tholr hou es, oven, which hud been
built wi b u ■ im i" iumidtt! lou , 'i li
wns uot u oulutnltyj it wns mori \y a
poi lod ol the yeai which ha I ei in
;t     mil ii.    i li)   ■ ■        lent  .ii.-I
BH   V ■■ '.111'
'• Durii '•■   ■   ■  I'-. ■■   v.
In' n  In .':  v. Uid."    Onlj   ul   I-.   M,. ;
i.i>    :   i ,1. ,  . double
i-lu ft    of     '.'■  i-  :.   watei.
plui gii ■■ ■ .   '
the H '■!   whli        u grown brow i, nml
ih-   li   i   I, now quite nun    |i
nl at both ends, Iih   n li
Bhuttlo   bel ween   twi ills,
Tlu- iuiihoI cloudfi Coimc !'■ i designs
ii j on ili'1 shining wati r, do igns whii li
qniil:!;. dm no i i nd bui ii -i themselves
in tin* troubled shndows whero mo- mu
misod the rivei '" bo flowing. The
night passed. At down it could bo boou
thut tlic tiolds had diminished, and that
the surfuce of tho water hud increased.
The island wns Behuard, ":,.■ of the
many islands ni' tho Loire, ut' modorate
extent—loss than thn'.- kilometres in
length nml loss than ono kllomotro in
breadth—quite flat, except for :i rock
which raised itsolf up in the middle of
tho island. Upon this roe It are wild
ro.«e bushes, sown by the wind, anil a
votive chapol built, by Louis XL
Around tho chapel are twenty houses,
the flrst oi' which benefit by 'the slope
of the roek und nre scarcely ever
touched by the floods. Tlic othors have
everything to dread. They have an mil
side stairway, built of the white stone
of the country, by means ut' which the
people enn easily move their property
in tli-' garret; Alongside 'if this Btair-
wny thi' family boat is moored; for each
family has iis own flat boat, ordinarily
fastened iu the willows on the bank.-.
and which nro brought, progressively,
through the footpaths, through the sub
merged mails, to the house whieh is
soon to be besieged by the wavos. In
the surrounding country a few isolated
farms have been established upon
mounds. There tlic soil is everywhere
liglit, ami enormously productive. Tho
island, seen from a distance, is all
green. Above its hedges and its grain
Ileitis it has live or six tufts of poplars,
giant trees, planted in groups, the leaves of which never know a moment's repose from .March, when thev conn- tu
life, until October when tbeir gold is
blown  down  upon  the blue  waters.
In tine of theso farms, the most remote-on lb'' island, below, near t.lie end
of it. thoro lived a peasant renowned
for his avarice ami for bis skill iu cultivating lhe ground, lie owned Ave
acres of (his Baud euriched by the floods
of winter and then warmed by the ri
flections of the arms of the Loire. This
J all that enui,I  bf  wiBh-
■i profusion of w Is nol
''.ir tin* house, never re-
,i bad condition. Ami as
1 not cense rising lur six
land  pr
cd, an.l
paired, wi
the water
days, .lean Francois Lomanecau, muiie
in his kitchen, which was full of the
smdl t.i' the wn soil, began to say to
himself; "1 wns wroug nn! to repoil
tin1 frame of the bouse, which is shaky.
The Loire is capable of lifting up my
.roof like a boat."
Overhead i" the garret, thi- maid-
servant was setting along the sloping
timler-- the articles of furniture which
slu' movod Uf !•■ with great rtiiBi nltj:
the two cupboards, Die table, thf chuirs,
tho kitel i a utensils, tbe churns, and
all tin- farm l- iis, except tho plows
and harrows, which they could uot
thinii of moving,
The Loire on this 'lay hnd glided to
the stacks of buy and si inw. \\ hich
rested upon fagots a fow yard-- from
the ibu ahold, Th" farmer, hov oi er,
had si.'pi in his bed al thf end ef tho
kiti'h. i , and tli mi id en ai I in lb''
nook adjoining the stable, Bul early
in the morning i: woi oecos ury lo finish t! k nf ren ■   iii, for the iivoi
had  n.'ni.' Its way  into the  ho   Ic,
appcari i in I lie ml Idl ■   ■' the kitchen,
iiml ii-.. [raw in thc stable be
neath ii ■■ hoofs of thc white i
tl'"   ■ ■.', -  cows,
,1 i !'■ ■ Lemaneean ma !<' aa
m eh ll '   -      iu ■■ per
i' . ■:■ rn' his
Main
land   ).. ' lie   pop-
Ihi   and lho hi on I I
loui d nf tho I'll • In- on
,■,-■-
wc t'rlj i    .
'firing up
thc mat
ot ■ for  ihr
Bfl
-M.   i ■ !
pat
wit-'..'
hn il the pei lo this wai
what Len lid,    lie wei
inln the  - irn nt  to hi- hoop n    ,
ami cat ri" i I hem  ;: ro--il       '   bl
ing theifl  in  front  oi'  lh,   ■■ and
load iii v them  with heavy
t'j  make  a   : r  of  i ' Dill ;   lllld   llpOll   I ll-'
flour he succeeded In hoisting tiie white
marc and Iho c iws, The tinlmnlft, who
hm! Beon the water, made bul ii-lit
resistance.     Tl,,."    perched    no.    theii
bends touched tl Hing.   And to hob!
them set un ly, for fear of a Cube step,
of a caving-iit, the farmer passed round
A Pill for AU Soasons.—Winter and
Bummer, ; i n"■ lal tude, whethi , • . i r
riil no mi or arctic temporal tiru, Panne
leo's Vegetable Pills can be depended
Upon to do t In Ir wot i . Tl c dj sp - '
will find thom a l'i lend always ni il
should carry them wll h him i very
wbero, Tl ej aro rtt i lo to wil I itnud
any i limato and aro
their freshi abb and    In     th.    '1 h
not grow stale, a quality Hnt i i
by many pills now in lho market,
each of them a girth, which he fastened
to the ends of tho beams.
The next day, whieh was the 31st
of March and a Sunday, the water was
BtUl rising, and so regularly that it
became uoeessary to take the animals
into tbe garrot, That was the hist re-
fugO for them all. Wheu the farmer
had finished the rescue he said to Ma-
taurine, who hnd helped him: "The bell
is ringing for mass. Xlathurlne. 1 will
tube you there and will go to the
baker'.- fur somo broad.''
Thon tbey embarked, at the top of
the siainvay, in the strong flat-boat.
I '< spite In- ago, thu farmer had still
i, ough \ igor bi pole thf boat ovor ibe
flood I mi tulotvs, I'm' tli.,' wator was nol
and the current, broken by so
many hedges and trees, lacked spaco to
...  i iif terrible violi ui o whli li it had
t iir i wn shores of t lie Island,
ila burin,   had seated horai If upon a
; she had hastily iii d ii satin ribbon uboul  Iut headdress an.l had put
on a  blnck  silk apron,    Slu- gazed iu
fi' lift, llxodly, fearingly, at   the
; in ibled waters, ovei which tliey bIoa
Ivnin .ii.   Bho was an orphau, thin
as  poverty, Btrong as a  man.  broughl
op   among   thf   vui ley   farm--,   and   was
a girJ wlm imd uovor known what it
wus   to   hnvo   enough   sloop.    Nobody
know  hcr age, but   she worked lou  Well
not to be quite \ ouug. Sho was sol
dom hoard to speak, Her face was
bony, tanned by the sou and wind; am!
all her beauty consiBtod in teeth whiter
than the brea.: she ale, and blue eyes,
small indeed, but of groat gentleness;
fVfs whieh appealed to the heart like
tbe cry of an infant, Hor eyes were
remembered after her face wns forgotten.
"Master l-'raueiiis," nhe saitl. "I
think that this is a bad day whieh has
begun."
"I have seen others, and am still
alive,'1 replb'd the farmer, bending his
shoulder l« the pole.
Nevertheless, he could not help casting a glance behind him at the farm,
which tin. water surrounded like a enf-
fin, and he shook his head wilh all lhe
rage of a shaggy old bisou. lie had
au anxiety whicli he did not express;
ami it certainly was not simply for the
pleasure of being agreeable to his servant that lit; pushed the boat toward
the village.
The bells were all sounding, Ihose
of Bohnard aud of ten parishes hidden in the blue of the hills around the
immense lake formed by the river. Human voices were also to be hoard.
Boats like Lemaocean's, ami qthlSrs
still smaller, some going up and some
going down stream, traced a way be
I ween Uie poplars, willows and elms
toward the isle crowned by the slate
belltower, In each of them there were
two or three women, seated upon chairs
and laughing. But the men did nol
laugh, for they judged that the flood
was growing dangerous, aiul that the
clouds above  had  a  bad  violet   hue.
By ten o'clock in the morning the
villdgo street, changed into a canal.
was full of barks and canoes. And
women, children ami men, letting the
pole; drop, made tlu ir wav ovor the
sides of the boats and landed. Among
them farmer Lnmeuceau observed a tall
young    man    who    sculled    a    canoe    in
Which there was a girl beautifully
dressed, gloved, and a hat aud an um-
brolla. The sculler had Ihr nir of being bo prom! oi' llis couquest, of his
youth, and his skill, he was su Dorfeci
iv indifferent to anv possible peril, thai
t'l bl   farmer saitl:   "So you   nte   net
ufraid of anvthimr, Dominique*','
"Mn  land.'r .;,.! afraid of th' polid :
r.n  rare  I  urn rn'raid of notlt eg!"
" In tli-t case," tho farmer resumed,
morrow morning. Perhaps I shall need
a helping hand, v thf Loire st i? riw,
to save n few bushel of seed corn which
I   havo  in   tbe emir-.."
' • (it.bleu aiul silver seed-corn, no
doubt] You want ti good sailor who
won't throw your pistoles in the water.
Ilow much  will  you give  me,  Nf aster
The   farmer,  onnoved  bv   the   refer-
eice to his  wealth "so publicly nude,
l.iugped   hi-  Moulders and  grumbled'
"I will lend ymi enough U> got you up
for life, you bench nnmer! "
Dominique saw him go up the short
■ li -lance uf tbe st reel which was nol
under  water,  and go  into  lhe  tavern
nt   thf  fool   of  the Stops cut   in   lit,,  rock.
I If also - ! w t he poor maid servant  to
nobody    spoke,   t nd   who   was
■ ■;" ding iii t! Ige of iho IubI  boat,
n adj   I o .' imp, bul  fen ring to wol  her
■■
"AVnltt" he cried. "Walt, MuHiur
Ino!"
' i d, holding In one hand the gloi ■ I
■ ; -   ol    I       bet roi he I,   adi ■ 11
from boa I  to hi it, i
:   I    ' (retching oul to bor
Ills ot In    I     i|, ami they nil thn c \v    ■
■ I      ■ ither to the dry bud, while the
Id I tngi thor upon the
frocl    "      ■ adorned  with  their
np   oved   i hf   gallnnl i /,   an i
uld   t'.   i ..     i nol her:  " Th i ■■
mg peoplel    ll tx.  woil
i; ■ innd each otborl "
Thc boi '■.' nl wns ro please 1 h ith the
■ii toiii i ■ h id   rei etvod,   n id   was
■ mkfiil, that she forgol hei olf for
 i thi ■ ■ minutes, while she watched Dominique, who had -. ne among
lhe ' on who were awaiting the ringing of tho bell, thai they might gq into
i ho chapel. Dominique, on his side,
thought; " It Is a pity thai such a hardworking, hoiif-t girl should have taken
■ o with nn old fellow of this sort,
miserly nnd  hard to please!''
A i ole von o'clock; when the boats
left the inck of Behuard, It hnd begun
io rain steadily. Master Francois and
his servant were back at the farm in
loss than t\vo minutes, borne along by
the current and tho wind, which were
both   in   the   same  direction.     Ho   had
arn Iv   retitri od   before   ho   lifted   n
■ lank of tho garrot floor and ascertain-
f I that tho water onlv needed to rise
half a yard to reach the rofugo where
ho was isolated, far from all help, with
ShiJoh's Gim
nm. ' if   •tun*  < uudtiii   cure*  t
)!•• iLr   -il and luiijj
UO c«tiU
his servaut, his animals uud hit) money,
which he had hiddeu iu an earthen pot,
covered with .nettles. He leaned out
of the dormer window in the roof and
saw that his stacks of fodder were iu
danger of drifting away. ' Until night
he tried to save from the river a little
of this precious wealth, which he loaded
upon his boat aud which Mathurine
heaped up iu the garret. When ho
stopped working, before closing the carrot door for the night, he noticed that
the noise of the water had grown to
the sound of thunder, that the clouds
were running with amazing speed; that
the musses of i'onm swept by very
swiftly, past the slates on the roof,
whieh they almost touched. Aud he
was frightened)
■ • Untlfuriue," he said, "if yon know
any prayers to prevent houses-* from being thrown down by the water, sav
them. It will bo a bad night for us'.
Vou  were right this- morning.''
The servant hml Iluiur herself down
on the hay which she had just saved)
near the two cows and the horse. The
J farmer could not BOO her. because of
the groat number of beams ami uf ur-
t ti Ies of furnituro whleh separated
i ii iu.    Sho did nol  niiBwor; ami, ba\
ing vainly  liir.l lo BOO through tllO BUT
n un ling gloom, he seated himself, leaning against the door, and placed his
lautoi a close to his heols,
" .Mathurine," he continue.1. "I
ought to havo stayed al tho tavern. At
my ago n man can hoi boo well enough
t o guide a boat on Blghl a nfghl us
i bis. I can uot eveu boo you. 1 Bhould
dash myself agniasl tho trees. Tell me,
are ybu hungry? Vou have worked so
bard;     Are you thlrstj I  *
lle listoned .and beard that she was
asleep, and heard her turn over. Fatigue bad overcome hunger, tkir-t and
fear. Soon .Muster Francois heard another sound—the water shaking the
slates, lie felt the swaying of the room
—of the whole garret.' Wiihont waking the sleeper, he spoko of the death
which was near at hand.
It was very late in the night, and
the wind nnd the waves were raging,
when ji heavy blow was struck upon
the door ami a voice called the farmer
by his mime.
Lemancoau .started, seized his lantern
with one hand, and drew the bolt of
the door with the other.
Dominique Glinebortiore, in his shirt
sleeves, wet, with a terrible expression
of fnco, and with a rope wound about
his: left arm, cried: "Get on board at
once!    A dike has broken.   Quick!"
The terrified farmer leaped upon the
stone landing at the (up of fhe stairway, and saw the canoe, no bigger than
a child's bed, which Dominique held bv
the ropo.
"Leavo your boat ami take mine!"
he cried.    "That is too small!"
" Vours is at thc other side of Xau-
tes," the young man answered. " Hurry
—dou 'l stumble! "
"I  am  in  the boat."
'' And Mathurine?'' Leaning over
the canoe, which tossed ami rolled in
the current, Dominique listened intently. " Ami .Mathurine?'' he repealed.
"Where have you put her?"
In a whirlwind nf rain Master Francois itnswered: "Don't trouble yourself
about her! She is better off than we
tire.''
Dominique leaped at once into the
darkuess, and before he had time to
seize an onr the ennoe was swept along
more than thirty yards from the house.
Besides, it was useless tu row, Dominique only tried to steer betwepn the
trees, some hidden . under the water,
otliers rising through flu- glooin llko
clouds of smoke, lie tried to koop out
of a very lit ice current, which he had
met on his way to the bouse, ami which
ivould have carried him into the Loire,
lie hoped to cross an ami of (he river,
under the shelter of the uui of the
island. In a quarter id' un hour he
lauded the old man in a vine. Uui
just as Lemancoau rose in catch the
n.pe which Dominique fluug to him, he'
.-ailed out in a terrified voice: "Look
there, oil  shure!"
At a distance in th" darkness which-
no ono could measure tt light bIiooo
and trembled on the mad waters. Something blacker than the night enveloped
it.
"Oh." cried Mnster Francois, "run
there with your canoe. Save her, Dom
iuiquel     It  is she! "
"'Who?"
The farmer paused a moment before
answering, like these who weigh their
words; then he said, beseechingly: "It
is she who is passing by! Qo and save
h.-r. My house has been' carried away."
Dominique considered carefully the
little plume of light, which moved
rapidly downward, trembling over the
waves, nnd rolled by tbo gusts of rain.
lie judged thai it musl I  the main
branch   of   the   Loire,  ami   that,   ill   any
case, it was approaching the bridge. If
this wero really tho farmhouse, lighted
by the glimiaor or the lantern, the
wiie!, ut.ul I bf broken i" pieced
against the stone piles, and would
Pe Bent tered broadcast o\ er tin' region •
covered by lhe fl 1.
"So much the wt.i-e. Ma-ler Fra-i
poIb '' he said. '' Vou n ill be n lii' le
|cm rich. Tin ri I nothli fi to be done
with th ■ Loire when it ij nngry, It t<
:, good i hing for ) on i hai you yot oul
of the Iioum. >-'nu I n n .■■ li r to land,
There i • nothing move thai I cnn do
But ii voice crlod, n I ready fai *>fi:
j ■' Mathurine stay, d, Sho was nsleep,
' | ;ne sure that she j. calling, Bave
her!    Save  ber! "
Hfl   owned   In-   clime   by   fleeing,   \XU
voice was lost iii tho wind. The Bailor
i.u led Iiii conoc ..ut Into the stream.
[Io wob -li/./y from fatigue and Ihe
vialetieo of tho Btorm, P was as If In
a dream that lie heard the boiling of the
wuter ngainst the piles of tho bridge.
Ten times, nt fhe risk of jlis lif... Mom
inlquo crossed tho Loire. The Imago of
tho  servant   filled  his  spirit,    lie  o'x-
t ted to see her rise outj of the gloom,
distracted, with on 1st fetched arms,
lighted by tho lantern. Again and again
he called':  "Mathurine!    Mnthurino!"
There was no reply. Beforo daylight
In' wns found, Insensible, in a rond with
step banks wliere his boa! had landed,
Tin Movant was never found. Her sail
eyes  never  again  thanked  anyone,
Master dean Prancoifl Lemanceou did
imt return to the Island, As to Dominique Giiinebcrticre, he bough! n new
l.i,:it. Auu if you want Itt cross 1 lie
Loiro, either above nr below the island,
try to cross it. with him.
Sophomore: " Wonder what miikes
the telegraph lines hntnf"—Senior; "I
just wired dad for dough, and I i,oiess
he's talking back!"
THE DELVERS OF THE HILLS
(Hy Kdgar William Dynes, in Collior's)
DOWN where the light of the sun
never penetrates; down where
there is no winter ami no summer, but ouo season always; down
where the air-damp makes a man gasp
for breath and long for the wide spaces
uf earth again; dowu amid the clank
of hammer and drill; down—down in
the depths of tho earth's blackness I
found them—the delvers of the hills.
They bring to light iho wealth that
oils the mining exchanges of the world,
Hour after hour they pound away at
thy Hint-like rock whieh means dividends for the fortunate owners of the
rock. With Ihem it is always the black-
ne^ of night, and the heavy chill of
the dark underground is never absent,
There is nn sound save the steady thud
nf the hammer and the turning of the
drill, Export at their own hade, aud
knowing no other, lliey delve ami dig,
ami risk lite and limb amid the glare
'if  the shining rock.
The eoal mines ot lh,. Crow's Nest
I'ass   ore   saiil   I"   bt'   Jiiiiong   thf   lUOSl
dangerous on the ,\ moricau conl incut,
if nnl in the whole world, The e,:i- iu
i hose mines makes suddon outbursts,
forcing large quantities nf conl iuto I lie
tunnel-,   an.l   with   iis   poisonous   fumes
i ,iiry human  being  in thf ia,
mediate   \ icinity.
in LOOJ fourteen minora were killed
in one of these terrific outbursts of
gns, af.I the t im in-! was filled with coal
for   four   hundred   feet.    s<> powerful
was tbe OXploding force Ibat coal was
thrown for more than a thousand foot
Prom lhe mouth of the t un tii 1. An cn
amlnatiou of the mine is said lo have
boon mndo twenty minutes before the
explosion, at which time the mine was
roported to be clear of gas.
In the tonilde disaster of |!U(2, when
upward of one hundred and llfty miners
lost their lives in these mines, twenty-
live men were found in a hoflp—dead.
They had heen making their way along
—coining toward Ihe mouth of the tunnel when they had come upon a side
draff so laden with gas that living was
impossible. As they came to lhis point
thev one and till succumbed, each one
falling on the dead body of tiie man
ahead. 'And thus the ' rescue party
found them,
Hut the mau underground does nnl
faco all thc dangers. The man ou top
very often finds opportunity to perform
tleeds of heroism and  daring..
In tin1 early days of Rossland camp,
the man who was working the windless
on a small prospect found to his amazement that the catch which held Unwinding gear had failed to do its work,
ami the released bucket was speeding
toward the bottom.
Something must be done, aud done
quickly. If the bucket went to the bottom at the terrific speed at whicli il
was travelling it would kill the mau
below. Ami there was onlv a moment.
What  was he to do?
The insistent whirring of the coggot!
wheels reminded him that he musl not
delay. He would throw a handspike or
a crowbar into the gearbig. But there
was nothing of the kind within grasping reach. And he was losing time!
livery minute was bringing the bucket
nearer to the terror-stricken man al the
bottom. Th,- face of the man ou top
writhed in agony. .Iim below wonld be
dead in ten seconds more—ami ho—
what bad he done? Xot a thing—he
was powerless.
Ilul suddenly, and not a moment toe
soon,;he made a lurch sidewlse, throwing his shoulder into the gearing, ami
bringing the bucket fo a slop jtlBl a
few feet nbovo the head of the mau
at the bottom. Mis shoulder was hor
iil.lv- crushed, and it is said llmt he
never fully recovered ihe use of one
arm, but bo Baved a life. IL- received
a medal el the bauds .'of the Humane
Society,  and   no hero who wears a   Vic
toria Cross over deserved it more.
The nighl shift overseer of a small
Alberta conl mine left the Bhnft-hou*«
for a few min ut es, uui. ret urn inf.
found lhe mine buildings on (ire. Two
men were working down ia the mine,
ami he feared lhat they would be su*
1'neuhd. as the buildings were directly
over Ihe lmuilh of the shaft. In an
effort to save them he rushed into the
burning shaft house, thinking I hat he
might get to the hoist nnd bring them I
to the surface, Itut the task lie had'
set himself was too great. 'I'he flames
overpowered him, and an hour later
his charred remains wero all that was
left fo tell lhe tab'. The men whom
he. had tried to save escaped. Thoy
were able to protect themselves from
the smoke, and after the fire had burn
ed itself out Ihey wore laken out in.
harmed,
one of the mo I dai geroua i icthodfl
of getting nut ore is known ns'glorV'
hole mining. Tin- danp.er does hoi lie
so much in the fact that during blast
ing the live< l.f ibe mini i_ are im
perilled, bet thai the roeka conic pop
pi tit"; down in all directions in the im
medialfl vicinity.
Tal,.- ono mine as an illust rill ion. I ri
its Inil ■; I stages of di vi lopmenf nil 11 o
worl. wnn done undergrnun !. Mine
buildings wore oreetc I, and t uftln i to
lhe left nhonl twenty fl o enttugi • ere
1 •.ii11,   Then i i<'1  wn   AI •■■•• ered oil
..iii'non ttie    qilltfl    elOBO    I"    tin'
Fn . ■   | ■       pr and ous
ler i" g< I oul ihan the oro in Ibe mine,
and for several yeara the underground
w'trkii :    were nu lost abandoned.   A ml
i .-a* cat ■■ t lu d mgi r,
The cottngeH wore   hum id lately   bfl-
lie,ith Die open ini. llllll t Ili'V either had
lo    be    moved    or   i-oVere-l    with    heavy
innbi rs. Tlu. latier method was considered fo be 111.. cllOUpOBl   by the tuilll-
ngomcul   of the 'company,; ami in due
time    thp    wivefl   ami    families    of   the
companies were compelled to live in a
slate of terrqr during blasting days,
The heavy limbers were I'mind not to
be a suliii-i'ft protection, tind even
when dugouts were mado near-by, and
long whistle signals word given wheu
blasting was to take place, there was
always the possibility iimt the warn-
ii £ signal might net bc hedrd.
Tliey Snolho Excited Nerves.—Nervous affections are usually attributable
to defective digestion, :\s th" stomach
dominates the norrc centres. A courso
of Pa'rinoleo's Vegetable fills will still
all disturbances of this character, and
bv restoring the stomach to normal action relieve fhe nerves from irritation.
There is no sedative like them nml in
tlio correction of trrpgulnrities of the
digestive nrocoBSOB, no preparation has
done so effective work, as can bo testified to by thousands.
On one occasion a mechanic in the
uiiH'hiue shop did not hear the warning
whistle, and while ho.was grinding an
axe at the emery-stone a rock tame
through the roof aad chopped off his
head. Oa another day a large rock
crashed through the heavy timbers on
the roof of the kitchen o'f one of the
cottages and completely demolished the
kitchen stove, frightening tho housewife out uf her wits. A pinto cayuso,
the property of the mine superintendent, wandered out into the. open while
blasting was iu progress and received
a death dealing blow-on the head. A
rock camo crashing through the roof
of another cottage aud killed a babe
Bleeping iu its baby carriage, antl another broke one of the legs of the
mother iu several places. In this lust
Instance the court awarded almost teu
thomniid dollars damages for the injuries sustained.
Without assenting to the claims of
those who proclnliq the doctrine of elec-
I ion or submitting to the decree.- of
tale, It WOllld appear that the lives
of some men are hounded by Ihe dark
form ol a shadow, A well-known miner
had a succession of narrow oscapos,
'tin- tirst was nothing if uol miraculous. A premature blast iu a glory
lit.le 108111 tod in his being coverbd ^nh
se. eral   ions  ol   rock.    'I WO ul i:e. •■   kepi
in.a . ompany. The othera wore ItillejL
bui ids lifo was sa\ ed through being
protected by  Iwo huge piece*   ol   rock
Which   came'   together   like   the   i	
a house wide apart at the bottom,
fast M gethei al the lop.
lint tin- accident Iuoi frightened him,
nud he decided to quit mining nml go
railroading. Ill luck followed bim, and
in a few months he fell from the top
of a freight ear. Due of his feet caught
iu tiie coupling, was severely bruised,
anil he burely escaped with liis life.
After Ins recovery he wenl on a new
run, wliere tho .principal business was
hauling ore trom one of fhe big minis
to the smelter, While weighing cars
iu the yards one m urn iug his heel
caught oti the back end of a car as
he jumped down. The train was moving ami he waB fluug iu the path of a
heavilv loaded car. <>ae of the wheels
cut oil one leg and did tho rip-saw act
through 'the middle of the oilier. He
llvod onlv three hours. The following
day his body was "seat back to (he ohl
home in tlte EnBt, and the whole camp
turned out to do honor to his memory.
It seems to be impossible for a man
lo handle explosives for any length of
timo without growing more or less careless. A miner who hnd been lightiug
chnrges fur a numbor of years neglect
ed to cover the charge wilh earth as
is tho custom.
Alter lighting Ihe fuse and totting
it go, it cuiled up just. like a piece id'
coil-spring wire, the flaming end of the
fuse striking the powder. There was
an explosion immediately, ami as he
was right there before it, stooping i er,
the victim had no opportunity to es
cape. Ten minutes later they were car
rying him .lown to the mine ofllco on
a stretcher. Cue leg was gone and the
olher was badly torn, lie lived only
a few hours.
In the early days of Rossland th. re
w.is a striking combination of how lhe
desne to becomo a miner gets hold of
lb" yoi n:: 'mud at nn early aee. A
little fmiryai-olil, (he son of the sup
erinlendent of the Jusio, had often accompanied his father into the walkings.
One day ihi' blacksmith made Iim a
stool eandlostick, ami he longpd for au
opportunity to use it.
At three o'clock the following Sun
day afternoon his mother missed him.
She ran to the mine ami gave tlo' alarm.
Her wandering boy was found ia Ihe
main tuuuel, which was seven hundred
ami flfty feet long, ami with several
cross-cuts and  drifts  running   through
it. lie was near the faithcr end of ibe
t lllinel, sill iug ou a pieCO id' timber,
ami iu absolute darkness, lh- was net
crving a bit, and the first thing he snid
was: "Mv ttiudle went out." The
little fellow had been in  the ml ,■ foi
\ hours, nud-the grottier pari < I mat
iiiiic   in  absolute  darknesn.
A prospector went fishing in the [Coo
it i ai lliver below Nelson BOtnething
over ten years ago, bul did not have
any luck, lle discovered some large
ti-h in a big pool, but he could not Ihre
them wilh the best bait lb:d he could
procure. Nol to be outdone, he lie I
a stick of dynamite to a billet of wood
and   east   it   inlo  the   i i.     ilia   dogj
which he had forgotti :;. plunged into
the water, determined ;.. bring tb:'
piece of woo.! back to tb,   phoro.   Tho
prospector entrealed. but it  ua- no use.
The dog was blown to atoms aboul the
time he reached shore, whilo tbe proa
[lector shinned up ibe nearest i ree as
last as he knew how.
In Hie early days of tllfl Kootenai
a yoUUg student was holding a j-ervitc
iu a sahmu at Hear Lake. While tic
pia\ jug ami   -in;'1   {  \\ i-  nnd. t  W ;'-v  ' If
liar  \\,n eo\ ,-ied  v, it h  blaitkotfl.    .lunl
uboul    lb1-'     line    lhe    bubble    follow Mi;;
he discovery of Ihe Silver  Kim,' had
1 nrst, and  the id I it noi •■ ol   tho  \:iii" ll
. am - wore al 11 Ibul Ing i he dept a ■■■
to the advenl  of the nky  pilot.    Thi
bleu hnd taken nm li a  Htm hold thnl
when the young man begun  lo pi
an   old timer  stepped   Up  an I  pro
a motion.   I' was to the effei I
ndvoiil of preacher* marked lhe declim
nt proiporitj  ;u tin1   ci   iii, el   .     I in
e'.p "ie: t f   of    |llC   Sill    i     Kill]     COUIltl '■
hb nn oxnmph.
Hut   it   appears   Iha!   the   rn ing   men
lind  been  el  to  the  bar  I lint   Ittori
taking   a   di ink   of   water- --or   pel hap-.
lemonade, When the ii, -: speal er had
sat down another rose to hla feet ami
proposed that the sorvlco be allowed
to go oa. '' t move ibat be be allowed io preach," said the Bpeaker.
saw him step up to ihe bar lhis morning uud take his drink like a  man."
That-the wheel of fortuno sometimes
takes curious and unexpected turn« is
the experience of a plpneoi prospector,
who, nfter it vain attempt lo make a
paving mine out of a boundary pros*
peel hole. hit. the trail for the Klondike in tho earlv 'nineties. Having sold
his claim for ton thousand dollars, he
was not handicapped Por lack of funds.
In seven years of wan b-rieg III the
north country he fou ml nothing. lie
wandered over trail and mountain.
across ravine and Btream, but without
result. One night ■when things were
looking as blue as a hopeles-t outlook
could make thom look, he hail a s:,iuge
premonition that there was untold
w-altli in tbe [.respect that he had formerly owned in lhe south.
Acting upon the suggest I Oil of fhe
mental apparition, he came back to liis
first love, taking a lease and bond foi
the same amount  he had received   for
Brockville Cure Reported
"I contracted a severe ttold while foi
.lowing iny occupation of furniture travelling, uud eventually it developed into
Catarrh. The desultory mode of ttr'o I
was following gave me very little
chance to attend to the Catarrh condition, ami at last I becamo a victim to
Chronic Catarrh. I bought u huge
package of Catarrhozone, used it as [ter
directions, tind have never been bother
ed since. I will be only too glad *o
give any information I possess to any
person snll'ering from the disej^e that
was the baae of my lifo for two lenrn,
Vours sineerelv, A. II. Swartz, Arock
vilte."
C.'itarrhiu'auie will cure any ca«n of
Catarrh, Asthma or Bronchitis, lAnfuse
a substitute. Sold in 25c, 50fl and $1,00
sizes by all dealers.
it sev» n years before. In tue mean
time it had lain dormant ami umlevrb.p
ed. lis QWUer had worked it for a
lime, bul had found noihing thai oould
pa\ I or powder and caps. Bill when
the id i prospector set to work he found
[laying ore inside of three inot ■
Within   slit   month-   In-   had   sold   n    for
fifty thousand dollnra ami had fjull tho
game.
"Don f   start, milling  if you '■an  help
it," said nu old Hutto miner to a ten
dcrfool wlm \,.is rustling n job around
a  mine    aim king or an\ thing,
•■ Why.   ' e\.'laimed i'he tondorfool
■• Well, ii you siart, you 'll always be
til il, md l' dou'l think vou want to
do lhat."
".\o, 1 don'!." answered ihe tondor
foot honestly. •' | \\\.i want to work
for a few months, tind as soon aa I gol
a little stake 1 am going to do some
thing else."
"That 's jusl whal I said in Unite
tW0nty*fl\'0 years ago,1' answered t he
other, "ami horo I've boon mining ever
":     I've slaved wilh il so long that
't get, away  from it.    1  stopped
B
in liultc as'long as I could, but finally
had to leave because when a man gets
past u certnin age the deep underground
work is pretty hard oa him, and it. is
up to him to go to a new camp. But
tuke my advice. Yon can do something
else.     Don 't  go  mining.''
The tenderfoot took his advice. 11.
is now selling goods instead of ponnd
ing rock,
The old-timer was about right. Al!
over the West yuu will meet miners
who at stoue lime or other have rcsolv
e.i to quit. But still they stay with
Ihe game. In time they become ex
pert at tlieir own work, and there are
fi w skilled trades where the wages are
higher. Occasionally they quit for a
time, and then some one makes n good
offer, ti foreman ship looms up—and
they are back in the swim of the old
game—tiack amid the clank of hammer
aud drill - bnck amid the roaring of
the machine.- and lhe smoke nf the
blast.
POSSIBILITIES OF AIBSHIP8
Wilbur   Wright,  who  is   in   Washing
t  thinks the world has grown too op
timistic about the possibilities of travel
by aeroplane.
" It wilt be nearer 2,000 veals than
two," said Mr. Wright, "when we shall
be abb' to ily from Washington to Ken
Vork iu an aeroplane in two hours, li
is almost impossible to estimate the
•; ei I   thai   can   be attained   by  a   «■   a;
machine. 1 would undertake to build a
machine that  could fiv at  tho rati   ot
10-1 miles an hour, but'l would lift WHO I
io operate ii.    Manv years will t lapw
before   th,'   aorupluim   will   be   used   foi
trnnspbHation. ll cannot supply the
requirements thai are furnished by rail
roads. Its greafesl ufic lies in the ftel is
of «ports ami military operations.   Ply
»g through   the a
r   is  a   great   uport.
a1 i m» more dai g -roua than automobil
"Tb,. tragic deaths of ifoxftey and
Woiso i.t. I presume, may retard ' lie d»
.elopment of the neroplaue lo soim ex
leet!   but    i!    will   go   forward.     I'ublit
sci.tw i  ."nd  lawa  wdl  minimize the
danger -f th i ttjing machine. Those
Influences will check the recklessness
of the aviator."
Briggs: " Is it true thnt yon lun.
broken oil' your engugemenl to thnt
oirl who |i.«s in the suburb^."-
Orlggs: " Ves; they raised the commu
lotion  rates on  me and  I   huVe trans
r'erie I  to a  tOWll girl."
"I operated on Mrs, CJobsa Goldi
for appendicitis  last   night," -"Good
m■-«-!" said the lady. "I wonder who
*ll lmvo it noxt!"- " I don't kuov."
the Burgeon answered absently, ■■ i
haven'I  decided yet."
■ • My wife is nue woman iu a thou
snild, —" What    mnv,'"- "I    jus!    left
her nt i he bargain counter."
HERE IS A TALE
ll
LITTLE En.lTH HARItIS OU.7E7) OF
DEOFBY HY" DOUD'H KIDNEY
PILLB
Two Sootort .'S:ii:t Slic Would DU), But
To-day  Sho  ln   a   Hiviltl.y,   i
Girl—Healthy Kldnjy. in Oa.i
tlio Gu:ii;.iltno of .1 Happy,  I. II ..,
Lifo
MoTaggnrt, K;t*k. — (Spooiul).—Tlmt
im chilli is i,mi young in luu c K, Ino.t
DJdonso evi'ii in iis wind inn:!, and
;1i;ii Dodd's Kidnoy Pilla will euro it
in nnv form Ims boon abundantly prov-
i.n in' lln' caso nl' llttlo Hdltli Harris
i,r tills plaoo,
In .May. 11)03, tllis lill!,' girl, ll,-.
Iwo yours nl-!. ivns mi swollen witli
Dropsy thai hcr waist measure was in-
i'ri'asi'1 from is inchos tn .'ii inln-:.
Two doctors sal I slie musl die. Dndd'n
Kidney I'ills cured hcr aiul to-day flu
lo bo found in Iiic neighborhood,
In a recent Interview her father navs:
"Kdith is lii'llcr Ihan over. She has
an return nl' dropsy since sho was cur
el liy Doild's Hi,Iney I'ills. ,,vi i- seven
vear- ngo. Sh" goes tu school and i*
lienlthy.   I always koop Dodd's Kldne.
i'ills   in   the   house."
There's a moral fur parents in this
Btory. Mnny a child has grown lip
tu a life nf pain and Bllltcrltig lieiriusc
its hiiluevs were neglected. A llfo nf
heallh and usefulness is assure] if lhe
Kidneys are Itept iu order wilh Dodd't
Kidney "Pills. TIIE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
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FASHIONS   AND
FANCIES
GRADUALLY the trend nf fashion fur spring and summer it* assuming a definite direction, Already skirts
are i\ little wider, 80 that we are allowed mors freedom
of movement, mid, although ft ill handed in, they are more
frnceful and less conspicuously ridiculous. It is no longer
necessary for uh to look as though we were uliout to ran
* Back rnee in order to be fashionable. The line is still to
bo preserved In all its clarity—that Is, na far us is consistent with a complexity of cut nud a great massing of
trimmings—and tho normal waistline is in be resumed,
Draperies sre low, and  In  the long gowns they nro often
if;   ;
■ ■    •'■
■■',;•
nre all grades up to tho finest nnd flimsiest of malls and
batistes. A .great deal nu»re white will i.e used tban last
season, ns well as all tho tints of cream. At tbe mi uio time,
tho array of two-toned effects, dark ami light blues, red umi
pink, and so on, must be remarked, Hold embroidery will
be placed in juxtaposition to lint, laces, and, eontrurily, tbe
heavier bices and net will be used, but chiefly in nppliiiues.
Russian elVeels will be strung among spring offerings.
There is a uew one in which the upper part and the skirt
portion nro cut in oue piece, aud by clever manipulatioa
the skirt made to tit snugly about tho hips—as snugly, iu
fact, ns though it wore carefully gored, while tbore ure a
few gathers for au inch or two ;iust below lho waistline, as
well ns those ubove, resulting from the fulness required
across the buBt. It is a foregone eouclimion that we come
under the "pell of thoso Uusiiau affairs.
Tho really lovely thinga this season bavo been made for
the hend. Nor do f refer to hats, either, for as a wholo the
hat of this winter would better not be spoken of, for it has
nothing but- its immensity to recommend it. The trimmings
for tho head arc beautiful. They aro so pretty that any
woman has only tu put one on her coiffure, autl if it be
pinned in even the least taste it will look lovely.
One of the new ideas is to have a wide band of embroidered velvet or cloth of gold, and at the edge to sew on half
full a two-inch gold laee, this latter to extend to just below
the ears. The ettect is exactly the same as though the
wearer had nn a pretty little cap. Another novelty is tho
yellow net bandeau studded with nallboads, the band to be
fastened so tbat a passementerie ornament made of jet fulls
over the ear. All sorts of old-fashioned brocaded ribbon is
put over the head. This ribbon must be old not only in
design, but in coloring too. VelU w seems to be a favorite
dye this year. Nothing flashy is used on tho head. Tho
dyes nre as faded aud sunken in the tissue as though they
were centuries old. At the high-priced bla COS all these head
ornaments are matin by hand. The lovely designs are touched with gold or silver bonds snd mueh material iu the way
of bends, embroidery, nnd motives to go on thom, though
llie detail is so tiny that it is the great mass thnt counts.
Instead of thp 1 ran-.parent blouses worn with tailored
suits, wo nre to have more practical ones of lightweight,
crepe de chine, still matching in cnlur, if uot in tone, the
conl and the skirt. They are mnde in all degree.*' of elaborateness, effectively trimmed either in tailored schemes or
with laee and piquant little motifs of velvet ribboa or silk,
By way of example—for interest in blivvtses never abates,
whatever the change In styles—two models shown this week
by a popular dreasmaUor aro attracting much admiration,
One of them is a sea-blue crepe of a particularly erepey sort,
to go with a slurt aud coat of the same shade. The upper
part of the blou-e i« smooth-fitting and cut in one with tho
sleeves.   A banding of yellowed ]ace cresses under the arms.
TO?
r^
&s?.*i
K.
•U
Orange Satin Gown with Gold Embroidered Tunic
iccomplished in tin' material lhat hails along thc ground.
This produces nu effect entirely different from anythiug ere
have bad—a sort of swathing it is, yot peculiarly charming
Lf ono lias tiie ability to assume the gait of uu Oriental, V
fur it \» hardly less diiliftilr fc> wall, in one of thesO-MW skirts,
thuu in a hobble. The advantage lies in tin fact, hltat ouo'
is uot required to wear it in the street. /
(in second though) that statomonl mual be qualified, tap
the vory uawosl of tailor-made costumos, those designed t\|i-
formal aftoraoon wear, a re composed of long skats uajd
short cents. They are much more eueclive Ihan ihey iu
convenient. Thero Is another new feature In connection wijh
skirts-Mho Independent sash,    it   is itartod al  any  po|fot
from tho wulsl down, and its onds, hemmed, fringed, or ijn.v
as likely an nut, permitted to trail along u/ny
'd,
whore from n few inches to n half yard nr more beyond ith*
hom ei the lalrt. This sash is oxploltod lu one of the gowus
worn by a piutnineul nctresS in a current ploy. It is vi'uU:
enough to form a tliuic and is cut to inch ami.-.,- lln- fr-0m
,n I buck, witb long points at oach side, eitrh of whlen in
ftniahod with a long sill: tassol that bobs alongside lho w/#ar-
er as sh.' moves about, and Is Biiggostlyo of a tiay majflon*
stte. f
Btill anothor feature is the swinging panel. These piUela,
jusl as they are used now, wore oilered two seasons a»o by
i prominent tloalguor, but no ono paid much attention to
them; like many another fashion hole, they slipped [away
Into temporary oblivion, to bo resurrected at a mora convenient moment, And here they are again. A little (even-
in# frock of white ehilVun exemplifies the charm of thjj new
panels. Thoro is firat- ti straight foundation skirt of iJatsia-
line veiled with tho chiffon, gathered into an empire IL,,,. :,t
the waist ami again into n band, nine inches deep At the
foot. This band is of satin, embroidered in crystal /binds.
The plain corsage is fashioned entirely of tho ombrfaldery.
VcroSS the sides are the panels, each ono about, twelve [inches
wldo. and long enough to fall three inches below thej skirt,
willed barely escapes the Iloor all around. Much of thfc satin
mbroidered, llko the foot band, with largt^ rases
surrounded by a border design, and at the bnek corner
have long tassels composed of silk and beads.
they
As fo the new materials wo are to wear later
lovely stuffs aud exquisite trimmings wo never ha^e hnd
before. For spring there aro coarse woollen weaves of (lighter
weight than thoso we nro now wearing, and many BiVooth-
surfaced fabrics of moderate lustre, all in the same Investing line of colorings of tlm winter, along with an finest
equally wide range of light and medium tones; whilp for
summer thero seems to bo tho same Infinite variety, 'rf'hero
urn coarse, loosely woven linens und crashes, which, jijiat to
look  at ia the piece, seem tremendously smart, and /there
Laco with Pearl Bands
and from the waist, underneath the belt, nre two trill
sections of the slurt maleriul, with the edges machine
ed and held up, ono slightly overlapping the other, by :
oval-sluipe.l buckle uiade entirely of lhe chiffon. Tli
■    ■■ joined with one of the hoavv
ne Bide, such hs ofti a take tin
bodico  and  skirl
tied in long hoops at om
of the belt or <;inlle nowadays.
Still another bovclty of the
skirt opened uver a tablicr of i
or  material:   nnd   there  are  flu
new  season  is the
slrouglv contrasti
ettea inirod
ngular
stitch-
i small
,.lo
ehcuiis'
'tl
various stvles of bodices. In the former, the opening is
somotimes mode all lhe way down the alurt length, so thar
the tablier is practically of a width; or the edges of the
shirt ure brought nearly or quite together for a distance, and thon allowed to suddenly spring apnrt, revoaling
the embroidery or Whatever lhe other material may lie. The
chemisettes are made Ihe excuse for all sorls of quaint looking berthn effects, fichus, aud rever treatments, as well as
the pelerine collars, which ure lo bo retained. Jaunty bob
erosuud the Eton jackets must not be forgotten, for they
are bound to bo prominent in lhe list of new styles, nithjr
as accessories to a costume than as separate garments, al
though there nre many French models that show prettily
lined jackets lhat terniinaie somewhere nud somehow above
the waistline.
THE "THUNDERER"—A VISIT TO
LONDON'S DREADNOUGHT
By a Londoner
Outside Cunning Town Station I ask
my way to the Thames Ironworks. Half
a dozen voices answer me at once:
"Want to so© the Thunderer, guvnor!
There she ia. Over there. Soo the
flagf See that there big cranef That's
her."
Tbrengh the pal* gold vist of wintry
sunshine there looms a huge bulk; bo-
side it rise* high iito the air the arm
of au immense craue. That cruue eau
Lift with ease a hundred and fifty tons.
It was specially built to aid 'iu tbo
construction of the battleship that has
kept East London busy tor nine mouths
{last and which will be hunched uext
Wednesday. Now they nre beginning
to woader gloomily how they will fare
when she has gone down the river to
Dageuham to be fitted und finished off.
The first thing to be seen inside the
yard is a line of trucks, each loaded
with nn enormous curve of solid metal
a foot thick. " Aromor-plates for the
barbettes," suys my guide casually,
jerking a glance towards tbem. These
camo from Sheffield. When a warship
is built ou the Thames tho armor-plat
ing and the armament come from the
north, so the benefit is fairly divided.
When the ship itself is built up north,
Loudon gets uo share ut all.
Now into a shed. What is this long,
glowing ribbon of white hot iron that
half a score of men are drawing out
of a fuinacef lt ia going to bo a
thirty-foot girder. This is whero they
mako the ship's ribs. First, tho si/.os
nnd the eurve*i of them are planned out
upon what looks like a beautiful dancing  floor, with  lines cut iuto  it in  ull
actions. A thin strip of motnl is
bent to tho required pattern; then this
is "dogged'' dowu closo to the furnace.
I'he glowing ribbon, pliant us wax, le
pulled out ami shuped agniust it. The
rib is made.
Tho next shed is full of hammering
and scrunching. They are cutting iron
plates and jabbing hides it] them. These
shears clip through half-inch plates as
ily as your scissors cut cardboard.
That little punch working up nn.l duwu
quietly i pushes through the solid
metal as if it were cheese. Thou I.
notice an extraordinary thing. All the
nen who are working with tools appear
0 have mils—long tails curling out
behind them. Have I stumbled upon
Bomo mysterious breed of man-monkeys
trained to labor? Nothing so exciting,
But   interesting,  all   tho   same.    They
re using pneumatic tools, and their
'tails" are the compressed air pipes
rliich lend driving force to their chis-
:1s and hammers nnd drills. Now I
understand why the mechanic of to-
lay is so often puny ami white-featur-
ld. He need not bo strong, llis work
iocs uot make him strong. It is not
his muscles that supply tho power. He
erely guides tho tool.
Here, ut last, Is the ship. Standing
beside her, you must throw your head
right back tu see the full sweep of bey
sides, as she toweis above you like a
beetling cliff. We walk underneath
her, for she is well off the ground. It
soft here by tho waterside. Tiles
driven iu forty feet are necessary to
give   a   good   hold.       '' Slung' *   in   tt
radio,1 she hns been built oti these
piles. Mo pnrt of her touched tho earth.
3he has been construe;ed in the air
md gradually hoisted higher as abe
grew.
lt is so ditlicult to imagine how a
big ship is begun. How do tliey start
pul ting her togotherf They "fay the
keel-plate," If thnt helps you at all.
When the keel-plate of the Thunderer
was laid a Union .lack wns hoisted, aud
Mr. Arnold Hills, tho plucky invalid
who manages and directs the Thames
Ironworks from a couch nt Kastboume,
said it should fly until thc vessel was
launched. Up and up it hns gone, as
the sides hnve risen. Now, tattered
ind dirty, but still fluttering bravely,
he old flag can be seen from all the
neighborhood round. Its staff is on
fhe fo'c'sle deck, the top deck. From
hero yeu can seo ou u clear diiy all over
Kast London, fnr down the river, nway
across to the Kentish Hills.
Vou havo to be careful as you walk
nbout a ship at this stage of construction. Never step back. If you do
you are sure to fall over something, or,
worse still, into something. Y<m might,
for example, tumble dowu this great
'round hole. That is for one of the
barbettes, Vou would certainly, if nothing worse happened to you, 111 i|» over
one of tho numberless bolls which stick
up all over the dock. They are, of
course, ouly temporary. Hero uro two
men with long hummers (not pneumat-
'c, these) unscrewing and substituting
Ivetfl for them. Have yon ever watch-
d riveting! It fascinate:!. See, there
s a bolt uir. Into the holo left one
if the two men who are kneeling beside
1 puis u long plug to see thut. it is
clear.     Instantly   the   plug  shoots  oui
iin, forced from below, and then'
appears iu the holt a red hot tip of
metal, Down come the .hnmmors, In
less than half n minute the rlvot hus
been made.
Bomotlmes thero is a little too much
metal. Then one man soises a chisel,
tin. ether man hammers it. and tho
Kuporlluous iron i" trimmed ""' before
it gets cold, almost as you mlghl round
off fl pni of butter, io the pro cosh a
snippet of the hot iron is (lung s.'i
ou to a bare arm. The mau pli It
Off CllSUnlly,     A   little   thing   like   lhat
;- nothing to him. Vou ran see hi' nrms
aro covered with smnll burn?' thai he
scarcely feels.
Imagine the noise that (Ills tho In-
teriur of lhe ship with riveters nf worl;
nil over her. In the officers' quarters
on the upper deck the din is denfeniu1...
fur every sound echoes back aiul forth
from the iron.    As vet there is nothing
I but   the   nine   iron 'shell   nf   the   vol   ...
Ut will take nearly another vear to tit
! her a,..
|    "Admiral's  nalley"  is chalked  up
on a door, an.l vou think of tlm savory!
dishes that   will  some  day  be  cooked
there.    Hut at present all tho
part of this upper deck is lil.t
inferno.    In   the dim   twilight  tnyBtorl
ous figures hurry here and  there.    Ai
all
So popular is [tickle's Auli Consumptive Syrup as a medicine in the treatment of colds und coughs or ailments
of the throat, due to exposure to
draughts, or sudden changes of temperature, that ilrugoists nnd all dealers in
patent medicines keep supplies wn hand
to med the demand. It is pleasant to
take, and the use of it guurnntees freedom  from throat  and  lung discuBes.
they pass the numerous little forges,
where tho rivets are being heated and
pushed up, the light glows on their
toil-stained faces. Then they relapse
into the gloom. Wherever ?tbe suu
finds a chink to pour its dancing beams
through the fires ure pale nud yellow,
let tho boys iu charge of them work
their bellows uever so hard. Hut nway
from the sunshine they bum redly, and
their attendants look like demons
charged with tbe souls of sinners iu
puin.
'Tis a strango world, with the strnnds
of good and ill mingled iu its yum so
closely tbat they intertwine at every
turn. Here is a vast instrument of
destruction being fashioned, uud the
fashioning of it brings happhiesa to
many hundreds of homes! A quarter
of n million of money tho Thunderer
has poured into East London in wages.
When one thinks of the mighty Navy
to which this great ship of 88,500 ton's
belongs one's heart bents more quickly
with pride of history, pride of traditions, pride of nice. * Some day I may
read of the Thunderer in battle, and
recollect how 1 walked beneath lier
and1 saw her plates being riveted together. Vet pride is uot my only feeling. 1 recall Kipling's rebuke to tbose
who put their trust iu "reeking tube
nnd iron shard." I murmur to myself
thon* noble lines of Sir Francis Doyle:
"Vain, mighliest fleets nf iron framed;
Vain   thoso  all-shattering guns;
Unless  proud   England   keep   unturned
The strong heart of her sons."
Pray tied we have not lost that—nay,
re know we have not. lost it. Not to
the Thunderer, but to the men who will
man the Thunderer, shall wo trust our
lostinifs iu the hour of need,
HOUSEHOLD HINTS
Hent whalebones can be Btralghtened
by soaking in water for a  few hours.
then   bonding   into   shape   and   drying.
Oilcloth will last several years if
well polished with beeswax nnd turpentine.
Hang saucepan lids on nails iu an
ttiry part of the kitchen, then thev will
be perfectly sweel.
.Never polish taps with anything
gritty which muy work into the joints
and  put  them  uui   of order.
To clean pearl knife handles, dip a
flannel in finely powdered salt and rub
well, theu polish with a lino chamois
leather.
A wrought-ireii Inmn stand may be
kept in perfect condition by brushing
it Occasionally with a blackl'end polishing brush.
Pour hot, strong sodn-water down
all waste pipes every week, if this is
done regularly on a certain day, the
pipes  will   be   kept   in   order.
Read your gasometer, and you will
then be able to keep a watch over the
amount of gas consumed. The man
who calls to register will show you
how to rend it if you don't know how.
Stair pads savo the wear of the car
pet, but they cost, money. Try instead
laying a thickly folded newspupor over
the trend. It is most etlicncions, and
costs nothing.
To clean bedroom ware which gets
stained on tho inside: Where there is
much deposit in the water tbe jugs,
etc., get very much stained. Empty
Ihem, und then rub well with some
dry salt.
To muke firelighters, melt together
oue (piart of tnr with three pounds of
resloj when cooled add a gill of spirits
of turpentine and stir iu as much sawdust as can be worked up. While hot.
spread out on a board, mark into small
squares,  and   when   cold   break   up.
,lU your young man giltin' a sai'ry,
"Meliiil/"—' 'Sure he '),. An ' what's
mo', tie boss toi' William lies nwine
to double it."--" Oat's line! How
much is he git tin now?"—"1 dunno
what he's gitfin' now, bul I speck it's
somefln' like half what he's gwineter
get."
Obstinate Open Sires an
Healed by Zam-Buk
Tor sorea which defy all ordinuy
remedies, ZnmBuk should bc trite
Old wounds, varicose ulcers, oold crack,,
blood-poisoning and chronic skin di,
eases cannot resist llie healing ialluou.
of this great herbal balm.
Miss Alma Bonrgue, of Notre Damt,
Kent Co., N.B., gives tho following
account of what Zam-Buk did for her
after vnrious other ointments aai
salves Imd failed.   She writes:
"Por months 1 suffered with a rna
niug soro ou my leg. I tried seven)
ointments nnd salves, but none of thw
could bring about a cure. Thc son
would just heal over and then break
out again, 1 rend in a newspaper, our
dny, of Ihe good Zam link had done
and so I determined lo try aud a*.
what this luilin would do for tno. )
ulso purelmsi'd some Zam-Buk Soap.
"I washed the sore night and mora
ing with llie soap, and then applied
lhe balm, I Continued wilh litis Ireut
ment, and aftor using Zam-Buk for t
few weeks llie sore wns completolT
henli'il. I have recommended Zam Hul
to one or two of my friends for snree.
and iu tlieir cases it 1ms been equal].
eiVei'live."
All druggists nml stores sell 7.:im
Bull nl 60c. box or may be bad post
freo from Zam-lluk t'o.,' for priee. ll
is u sure cure for piles, itillanioil placoi
cuts, burns, scnlds, chapped bunds
ulcers, cczeinn, scalp sores, and all
milar diseases and injuries, ltefns.
harmful imitations.
Send  fot  froo sarcplo to Dept. E.P,
National Drug i Ohomtau Co,, Toronto
ABsqR.B.yEjR
Tbe one rentd) that positively com
VARICOSE VEINS
_ end othor diseases affecting the vein.
. lold J. ft. Okkaa, of K Paul BC. SprliitrnrtiL
_m*., thit h* mual tu,— an operalkic.   ue I'MiirreB
mind   AHSOKUINK, Jll., mm! mo  wu
plMolr rvi-l   hm h*d do rilam of th* uyntilf.
m
ol. Sia) IS ot- bottl* at dm*flsu or deUvrn
F. VOUNG, P. D. F.,210 T.mpl. 8,., S.rtnrfWd, Mm
««", u£, StoMd, c—.m- tt-m.
-m ,, t.nxt. iMii,i . wws* em. wiwlM,
*y« s.tios*l ukin * miMiciL ro_ wt..ip^ * __
MMMMHH
Constipation
Vanishes Forever
Prompt Relief—Permanent Cora
CARTER'S LITTLE
LIVER PILLS
fail.    Purely yr^ei.
able—act li
but gently
lhe liver.
Slop after
dinner
di,trc«—i
tutcindi-
gution— improve the complexion — brighten
thecyn.   Sull Pill, Snail Dase, Snail Price
Genuine mu Signature
■nmMRn
———*
IsqupnoNuij
". . ■   , :" \
teiimmm j
Syrup of Tar Jj
' dlivKroii
,'iit'a;
ij
**iii
isi—immmmtma_irxw\7i_m__fi.-.',',.i Y'r^urKs—m
!V2ATmeU'S SYRUP
of Tar and Cod Liver Oil
Tills famous remedy i* mado nf two curative ;i;n>.itn of
proved efilcftoy in disoasca of tlic tbront i.n.. Jini^.
Lloech Tor directly relieves a cough "i cold, nnd ui
onco begins in bonl tbe del lento paMAges; < od Live)
oil BtrengtbeuB nml builds up tbe system, Tbeu (wo in
gro tX ont a ni.' scientifically combined in the [d< .-..nt last
in),' Matltteu 'h Syrup.
Mnthieu's Syrup does nol merely -ii].f.r.^* thc symp
touts nf diBonso, ii removes tbeh cnubo, r not '"iilti
relievos—ll cures.
Wbou fovorUb take tfathleu'i Norvlnu I'owders nt
well us tin' Syrup 28 bents .1 package, containing IP
11 ■ i v. :•',-.
j. l. MATiuKu co,, Proprietor*, STn,up,T:oon.K, q\Jt
Wohtoru DlAtributon
FOLEY   BItOS,,  LABSON   :.   00
Winnipeg,  Bd mon ton, Vancouver and  Basl stoon
siwwwf.! •-.■•:#.Cufrjir.-o;of"':- ■ • - :r.< TJStsmm
OVERALLS
n<i.«ft.iiiu.Mf
Here's an Overall You Can Rely Oo
To   givn   too   firnt elftM   MTViM.     If
it rail- tn do this, Uke K btiek to
yenr UmIWj au>l ho will rnpUtt. It
wilh * perfect garment. That ikows
tbo  eonfitionro   lhe   maker*   have   in
KING OF THE ROAD
Thhttn
KM"
Only the beat procurable materials
•rn owd in their matmfaetnrft. And
the two iuaeta will show bow tho
button* are put on to hI.'-v and the
method cf double-8tite.hing uced ou
all   K. of   It.  ggnuentft.
You 11 hav« NO MPS — NO
TBARH— NO BUTTON TROUBLES
If you wear tho K. of R. ovsralla.
Wrilii  na  direct   If   yonr  dealer
ioasn 't keep tbem.
Ho.  188—one  of tie moet  popular
and   Mrrieeable.    Remember   the
■amber for next time.
R. J. Whitla & Co., Ltd.
WloleMle Distributors, Winnipeg THK ItiLANDKlt, OU .\llililU.ANI>, K.C
THE    ISLANDER
Published   every   Saturday  at  Cumberland,  B.C., by
Ormoxd T. Smithe,
Editor and Proprietor.
Advertising rates published elsewhere in the paper.
Subscription price $ I.T>0 per year, pnynble in advance.
The editor does not hold   himself responsible fnr view* expressed by
,t respondents.
SATURDAY,    APRIL 8,    1911.
What the Editor has to say.
The town of Everett, Washington, has declared for local
option, and as a result $70,000 per annum whieh formerly
found its way into the city treasury from liquor licenses, has
been lost, and it has been found necessary to raise this amount
of revenue in some other way.
This has been done by raising the licenses on all other
kinds of business, and on some lines the license has been
raised by $500 per year, and none have escaped, not even the
ministers, who now have to pay $10 per annum for preaching
the Gospel.
The only class of people that are likely to benefit trom the
introduction of local option in Everett, are the proprietors ofl
the "blind pigs" that are bound to spring up in that city, to
supply inferior intoxicants at exorbitant profits.
The editor one evening this week visited one of the moving picture shows to enjoy an hour's entertainment, but instead of the marvels of motography advertised by the management, all we could see was a stunning display of millinery
by two ladies wlio sat directly in front of us and shut out our
a iew of the canvas almost as effectively as though a board
fence had been erected in front of us.
The great majority of ladies who go to shows in this
town show the utmost consideration for the comfort and pleasure of others, and wear no headgear whatever, but aa there
•ue a few who are either too ignorant or too selfish to remove
their hats, we would like to suggest to the management that
such women should be either forced to take off their hats or
bo excluded from the hall.
The proprietor might, by following our suggestion, lose
the patronage of a few, but iu the long run he would be the
gainer by insisting that everybody remove their hat while patronizing his show.
Beadnell & Biscoe
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
© ffices: Courtenay and
-= Comox, B.C. ==-
Bush and Farm Lands
Sea and River Frontage
Courtenay Lots
Phone 6 at A,J prjces
!FRUIT TREES!
Not the Cheapest, but the Best
Catalogue Free
Vancouver Island Nursery Co., j
Ltd. ♦
Somenos, V.!. ♦
We frequently find reason to criticise the actions of the
City Council, and while this is undoubtedly parfectly legitimate and right on our part, we regret that some of the members at times are inclined to believe that such criticism is actuat
11:1 by a grudge against some one, or ull, of the members of
ili it body.
Siidi a belief is, of course rediculous ; it is essentially the
in ivineeof a newspaper to criticise and point out errors made
(supposed or real) and we wish to say one and for all that we
I, • ieve these men an; doing the best they can in the interest
of the city, but at the same time should we at any time see fit
to criticise their actions we will not hesitate to do so, even
Hhould some of tlieir feelings l«; <|uite unintentionally hurt.
The Police Commissioners too, are no doubt doing
(heir best in the interest of the citizens, but nevertheless we
believe that they bluiidreil at the Inst meeting of that hotly.
The Commissioners dismissed the Chief of Police.
Now we are not going to discuss the fitness of Chief Mc-
Lellan to fill that olliee; as far as this article is concerned he
mi'dit be the very best or the very worst oflicer that ever held
snub a position, neither fact would affect the argument we are
about to abvance, one iota.
After appointing a new Chief, the Commissioners decidid
to hold an investigation to ascertain why certain men refused
to contribute towards Mr. McLellan's salary any longer.
Bad the Hoard suspended the Chief pending an investiga-
tj,,ii, or had tliey dismissed the Chief and said nothing about an
investigation their action would be intelligable, but to con-
ih mn a man and then to hold an investigation appears to us to
I,,, the height of folly and injustice.
Nine hundred years ago the British people decided that
the ti ne had gone by when it could be tolerated that any man
could be condemned without a trial. Clearly the Commissioners should have lived before the days of the Magna Charta.
Eight Million Feptjof good timber mostly fit".
Easy to log outbid with a good harbor to
hold the logs in. This is a first-class investment for some one, • as the timber is right on
the water front. Price #1.00 per 1000. Apply
| The Island Realty Co. j
Fire, Life, Live Stock
.. Accident. .
Phone 2
P. L. ANDERTON, .
Courtenay, B. O.     •
NOTICE
Tenders will be received by (lie  linder
signed up tu tbe 22nd. dny of Apiil
19U,  ac 6 P. M.  (ur the   purchase of
Block 27, Subdivision nf Lot Nu, &41,
Group one,   New Westminster Diiir ot,
situated in the City of Vancouver, mui
naiiig the site of the old Provincial Cour
H'iubw.    Ench lender must  he eiioloi-td
in h registered letter and must bu' hiIiIuk
sed lo the unde signed, ami \> -.inly  . -.rk
ed "Tenduif fur OiU  Vaneoufei   C i.n
House Site," aid must be aeoniupanied
by   an uccepttd chtque fur 'eo per Cum
ot the tint payment of thu puiclmso m n
ey,     Paymeut fur the pi.ipetiy will be
•tcctpted in iii»ii.liiit.iiiH   oi uiiuquartn
uf  ilie puichase money.      Hit: tn.-i  -i
ruch iihihi in a nis tu be paid wnliui thirty days after the accipUi.ce of the lehtl
er, tind the other three* aimu tlly their
after, with interest nt six per Ci-hi per tn
num.    In the event of tliu pi hum *n »t
tender is accepted failing tu ouniitj in Un
the sale tu him will bu cauceUuii .tno   hi
ien per cent deposit forfeited. JFuec.ii
que* os unsuccessful teiiduruM wi.i he u
turned.    The highest or any u-nU-i   win
no. necessarily   bu accepted.     Mu   com*
minions uf any kiud will be  .lle^cd,
William It   Itim,
Mu.ini.er  ol Uandi
Department of Lni.ds
Victoria, li  0.
Mrttuh 7ih.   1911
Court of Revision
A Court of Revision will be held in
the City Co mod Chambers un Thursday
May 18, 1911, at 7 30 p m., {or i Iih pur
pose of hearing complains, if any, again*-
the assessment of property in the Cay of
Cumberland fur the year 1911
Any person or persons haviog com
p'ft'nr must uive notice in writing it; le>mt
ten days before the dste ■ I me. i
Alex. McKiknun, Ci >■ Clerk
Ciimher'an, B.C., April 6»-   1011
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICK is hkkeby (HVEN that the
reserve exutng by reason of a
notice published in the British Columbia (ia/,ett« of the 27th. day of Decern-
be'-, ISJI'7, over lands ri uated nn the
E**t Hilt- of Texadu Inland, lying to the
h iiiii of Lot N". 2li, formerly covered
by limber Ltcon*e No. 13450, which
expired nil the 7rh day of Muy, 1008,
in cancelled, nnd that the mid laiHs will
he op n for Inyitlnu under the piovis-
i' iih of the 'Litid Act," after midnight
on June lti'h. 19U*
HniiEitT A. Renwick,
Depii'y Minister of Lands*
L-tndti Department,
Victoria, B 0.
9th.  March, 1911
HAYVVAtlD I.ASP DISTRICT
In-iiii'i i.f sjiywunl
I'AKK NuTi'i: iimt u I Ilium Miulillsnn Fnuor,
.it Vtiiii'inirvr It i' ix-cuptilfuti carpenter, Internist"
H|i|>); for |i*>riiilHH|«ui Ln pllicltitse Uie following 'It*.
-I'N I   IlllllU-
('(Utiiiioitt'itijrnt it |h»i planted ..intiit -jo ['imiiiH
 tli of the " W. cnmerofT. I 87IM; thence south
<i0 t'lialm; tlivncu went SO chains; thonce north hh
i-haltm; i hem mt mi chains to point of cvmiinmca
iin'tii, containing HID acres iu'.o' or less.
Williniti M:i ili] iii ill Knitter
Mitrl ( line, Aftcnr.
hate.  March tOlh. mil (spl l)
BAYtt'ARII LAND  DIRTKICT
Distrlrt of May ward
TAKK NOTU'K that «enrgo Purler, of VancoTer
reiipatloii liarher, intends lo apply for permission
n purchase the following rtuscrlhed lands:—
i -oimneiichigat a pout planted at the S. K comer
f T. L. 2711fi t linncu ahirtH 50 chains west; thence a
limit UO chains north tn shore tine; thonce south.
it, follow.nn shore lint- to point of commencement
containing 640 acres more or lens,
(leorge Poller
Karl Cliiie, Agent
Date March 10th. mil. (upl i)
HAYW1HD LAND DtHTRlCT
District of Say ward
TAK K NOTI  K tnat Alfred i aiitanche of Vnneo*
nver It.  ., occupation plasterer, intends to apply
ror permission to purclne tho following described
iiinii-
meiiclng al pnst planted nhnm SOchalnsnorth
of ih s IV corner ..f T J, 27105; thence west 80
rim in*; Lltettco nortn 40 chains; tln-nce east 40 chains
thonee north 4fi chalnx; thence eastsO chains; tht-n-
ci lotiih 80 chains to point of commencement coe
Mining 040 ncros more or toss
Alfred (aiitanche
Earl Wine, Agent
March Kith mil (apl i)
COMOX, B. C.
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H. M.   SHIPS IN COMOX HARBOUR
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Little cubes of metal
Little tubes of ink;
Brains, and the printing presses
Make the millions think
There is no better
way of making the
people of this district think of you
than through an advertisement in
Th@ Islander t*i tiUMMa ctmmauKt. u
a
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THE BIG STORE
|     IF IT'S NEW WE HAVE IT     \
;      IF WE HAVE IT IT'S NEW     .
.<xMM?S$   OF   SFBIJM5:
HV believe onr quality and ntyle tu h- riuht "'■' know nur price* HM
•- The beat n$ we/t a* the nrtmt hare been yotj. red from the mint reliafdc
wt ttfi. en,     Wt  iueit ■ ,;,}, /«. ium et tin*' •■■'•■',• >vh i'i ■' y "i pne>-ha*e or not.
WHITE LAWN & VAILOtySD WAISTS
HV provide a bvunt\ful aemrtmentf an 1/1 << i ia ii ed be di*appnint$d in
Coming hsw ta buy, Owivaitttn are carrfu y mnde and in the nearest
>]a'iii'j aad Summ-r StyUe and are th ■ product ff th- leading manufacture
trs who devote their Um* to fcnriw/ th' thwrnt ami b>-*t poeeibti.
Prices from $1.50 to $4.50
EMB'ROI D EI tl US & IN SE RT IONS
Real Dainty Embroidery is replacing lace* tor name of the nicer $tyU$
in Vre.tuM and Waiets, With thi* knowledge tinme month* aya we planned
for you th*' jineet and mod complete atoek of dainty, fine and exclutiv* pattern* on the market -imported direct- in every width from two inches to
full skirt length
Prices from 10c to $1.25 per yd.
Groceries for This Week-
Tbe Freshest ft Newest to be ead at the Closest Prices.
Satisfaction
Guaranteed.
Simon Leiser
& OO, LTD.
DISTRICT AOBNT
..FOR ..
E. C. ZEIMIIDE!
The Russell
AUTOMOBILE
The only Car Made
in   America   with
the "Silent Knight,
Valvelesa Engine," (
Also made in valve
. . . style . . .
Cleveland. Brantford. Massey-Harris, Perfect and Blue Flyer Blflj-
ales: Fairbanks Morse Gas Engines; nlso the Moore Gasoline
Lighting Systems. Oliver Typewriters, repairing of all kinds.
liki/eles, Sewing Machines, Guns, elo,     Scissors and Skates yround
Rubber Tires for Unlit/ Garriayes.    Hboptjor Tubs
THIRD STREET, CUMBERLAND.
IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING A
i
f
BUY A SINGER
The  BEST Machine on the  Market
and sold on EASY TEEMS   	
JXPSON BROS., District Agents, Nanaimo, B. 0
C. Searave, Local Rsprsssntativt, Cumberland, B. C.
G. M, A8T0K
t
Practical  Watchmaker
All Work Guaranteed
1
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. . NEXT TO TARBELL'S, . .
Dunsmuir Ave   :::   Cumberland
p ■■■«
'IJWETIffl
*»*£>
Une* Loses Ko 11, 1. 0 0 F.
Musis stsry Fiidsy wenlng *'. 1 neit ck
ia I. 0. 0. r. Hull.   Vtntlug bmhtn
wslcinas.
Jss. E Ainu, Siukstary
T Ow ltor(lanil, Cojuj Olaulcl. Iuv» Iwb
*. >Mllj«llu(.«ltlll».Uup: XI, uu.i wjuur,.
•W latter V iKwoirt. II nw> >l,l> i„ cUIti).
plow nounlak to .l.frur upmm, A<htri»
■•Uad,
A FINE LINE OF NEW
MA TEM ALS JUST RE-
i   :   :   CEIVED  :   :   :
P. DUNNE
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
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■■-!!■■, ,*A*4iemim-
■■■SaHHNK;
Dont^irryBftffs*£
ds, bs ssrs to ordsr yosr wsddiun inri
ttissi si Tas IiUiiDSS Offlts. Ssmpltw
stlkisoSss.
Now ths lima will won be coming
Wbsn witb your residence yuu do
doyeliwk,
For sfter tbe fires the bouse with
dirt dues gut, thick,
So don't you think we'd better he
quick
And sell on the Painter snd htve our
house fiied.
H. PARKINSON
Paiater aad Paperhasfer
SIGN WRITKR ste. Cumberland.
Tsrnu Moderate.    Business Punctual
TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
P. PHaUPS HARRISON
Barriiter,  Solicitor   and '<
Notary Public.
mtjeeeieeeeeeeneeeeme^t
CUMBERLAND
= HOTEL =
W. MERRIFIELD, Prop.
The finest hotel in the city.
AM
11
"Leadlsi Tobacco King."
Better known aa
"L0NO WILLIE"
Deeler la Fruits, Candy, Cigars
aad Tobacco.
St Billiard Room in connection
-CORNERSTORE
PAY DAY SPECIALS
SPRING SUifi FOR MEN
All t.i: '.itst Patterns &   Sules. >
PRICES :—1.8.r>0. 12.50,15.00 *fe up
I
J. N. McLEOD
Q K TARBELL
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
etc.
iAGENTS   FOR
The  McClary  Manufactuing  Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
J5
ATTHB FURNITURE STORE
just Arrived!
A CONSIGNMENT OF SIDEBOARDS
in GOLDEN and SURFACE FINISH,
RANGING .ROM $20.00 TO $25.00
"The Furniture Store
McPhee Block A.   McJilNNON
*•
Cumberland, B.O
Mi^WMWMMM
^wwew^s
im
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers In all kinds of Oood
Wat Qoode
Seat Bread and Bear In Town
Agenta for Pilsener Beer
H. M. Beadnell,
Conox, B. C.
AMA^AlMA
Agent for E & N.
Lands
Comox  District.
8. G. HANSONS
AMMIIeu. k.t. k*« IW9
frees jse.i te mer SI. uw atsao saas
ejaiskssiest.iskelMau arises
asT    •   r.'r-.       iteia.i9
tee«ferssiefsrle«    ______
I ace.cr
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Garni Worker's Experience
Bomo Uuio ago 1 canto to tbia placo to
work on tlm canal and through Inclo*
uieut weather ami oxpoauro coutraoted
the worst kiud of aouralgla. Tho pain
would 'ill niy forehead hu tbnt L oould-
n't seu; it waa just uwful. I went to ;i
Arugglat in towu aiul wa.s advised to
Hie a BOc. bottle of Nerviline. That was
the best advico and the best medicino 1
ever got, 1 will always reoommond
Nerviline for any acho or pain. Jt is
no strong and penetrating it is bound
to cure.
(Signed)    A. H. Gtiorgi,
Trenton, Out.
Doctors will toll you that nothing but
tho purest and must healing antiseptic
drugs aro used in Norvilluo—that 'a
why il is BO snfe for gouoral family use,
fur thi! baby ns well :is the parent. If
ynu havonM tried Nervillne, do so now
---yeur   neighbors  aro   almost   sure   to
knurr of  iis manifold  merits und  USOS,
MONUMENT TO A HORSE
There is a chamber inside the monument ki whieh is a slab containing uu
Inscription whieh gives tho history ol'
b rotnarkablo horse In tho following
words "Underneath Ims burled a horse,
the property of Paulot St, John, Esq.j
thai, in the month of Soptembor, 1783,
leapt into n chalk-pit, twenty live Coot
deep, a*f ox-bunt ing With his muster on
his bark. And iii October, 1734, ho won
the Hunters' Plato ini Worthy Downs,
ami was ridden by liis owaor and entered in tho name of ' Bowaro < 'lialU
Pit.' " That the Inscription is still to
be Boon is due i.. llie fact that it was
renewed bv tho 111. Hon. Sir William
Hoathcoto, Mart., in 1870.
rn len a man a
ong OS he  d.m
lei
Mrs.   lEuggius:  "Don't you ever fn
tc uny   mon< y ."—Mr.   Muggins:
.1   saved   four   dollars   today.
Bon •■' ruclt   me   for   (Ivo  dollars,
mid 1 only lot bim havo one.''
'• it's jes' aboul ns hard to pb l< goi d
ai .'" Baid I nolo Ebon, "as tl ii
to do ] oh own thiukin' in de tirsi
place,
 ,   I   bear   mui   have   loinod   lhe
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I, a'pose you  scout  ahead  nnd
Be< our   n ol her   is   »tl ing   up   fur
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i- was a Kingston, Ontario, woman
who recently sized up un0 feature
of  tlio servant girl question ia a
new way.    Wlio said:
"1 got a girl to relieve me of physical fatigue, and soon I got rid of hello relieve me of mental fatigue."
ONE of thc darkies on a Southerner's estate did blm quite a valuable service once, and lie wished
to show his appreciation,    if tei paying blm, lhe Southerner said:
".Now, uncle, which shall I give you,
a ton of coal or a big bottle of wiii
liy."
"Massa John," replied the negro,
"yo' Bhoroly knows Ah on'y holms
wood.''
A METHODIST bishop's wifo addressed a meeting of slum housewives ou Iheir home duties. The
address made the homo life seem very
line and ideal. Une housewife present,
however, said lhe bishop's wife didn't
go far enough to help her.   Said she:
"She's all right as far as she goes,
hut what I'd like to ask her is lhis:
what does she do when her old bishoi
comes home on pay night with hi;
envelope empty and a fighliu' jag ou!"
A YOUTH from a district which
has nol hing but steamboat transportation went to catch a train,
llo had nevei' neell a train, and when
llie local came rolling ia he stood there
gaping, watched it hiss and steam and
finally pull oul.
" f thought  yoo   was   goin'   on   that
train,"   shouted     lho     station   agenl.
thrusting his head llirougli lhe window.
"I was." unsworod the youth, "lm.
thoy didn't put down the gang-plank!"
A
mrcnTAirr work of harrows
'I li.-re w !■■. tool on a farm that plays
;i mors important pari in the work than
ibe diii.* I.arrow. Ol.' course wo all vo-
nlir.e thai there are many kinds of disc
barrows, bul wo lijuve ospecinlly in mind
lhe Suporior Wheel Disc tlarrow nnd
Ou itor. v. liy is ii differi ;.i from
the othorsl Boeauso '•' cultivates n
nrldei itri| izc no- bi ■■-, I hail any
(thor; tho  disc    iri   sol   ai   a
perumnenl ungle to Hie Iim nl drafl and
eaidi disc cul > Croni Its 11"1 ' edge to tho
r uoighbui :   bsi auso  i!
uoi ■ 1 ■■ i I - * I llo ground, like a
pic   : i '.i  [rag bar »j
iudepei i action ai i lod n H ii
 ; h cause ii
rid its own wI like n Voa ! rar;
Lo i ; because
th     .  I-    use any
bi      ■ ho  ■■   ■   ■ in age  ii   team   can   do
sii re  tvork I ono Siipe-
■:       .i'i Itivator
; tu     i wo   nen aid ' wo teams ean do in
Doesn 'I this appeal
t« yoi ■■.•',,'■ ■■- fallow*
inj;.' .'• m (I i" I he Amei ici n Seodi .'■■
Machine Co., incorporated, King and
James si re ts, V. ijinipeg, for :i copy of
their booklet, "Stol^bii a On tho Disc
Harrow." Road Hii'; interesting story
and ihen go to yonr retail imp!omen.
dealei and Insist on Being the Superior
—"tho name tolls a true M<<ry." ll'
your denier will net supply yoa. writ
the makers and thev will see that y<>
Dr. Martd's Ft male Pills
EIGHTEEN YEARS THE STANDARD
I roroiiuueniled for women'■ :t<i-
nti&cally   prepared   remedy   of
The res 'li fro . lh Ir n ie la
luout.  Tot  Dale  nl    !1  drug
•*^xhe name
^vrZ^r      t0 remember
_,,     '^^-^vhtjn ycu need a remedy
£>*7or CeUCH»   and C 7    ;
POMPOUS doctor wns going llh'
rounds of thn hospital wards,
followed by a crowd of students.
I can lell a man's occupation by
diseaso," he snid, turning to a
ont. " Now, this man is a mus-
i. Aren't you?"
Ves, sir."
And you piny a wind Instrument J*'
"You see, gentlemen, nothing U as
bad for thu lungs as a wind instrument.    What  is your Instrument,  my
,'iielid?"
And   tho  man  replied:
"Concertina."
a     BUSINESS mau took his  family
n*,     to   a   Florida   winter  resort   not
lung ago, mid made arrangements
tw pav the wholo bill in advance.
The hotel proprietor figured awhile,
and thru announced what it would
eome to. The business man produced
his  pocketbook,    While  filling  in  thf
"When do vou move out1."
"Move oui !"
"Ves, when can yon give poasossion.
I've bought tho place for cash, haven't
IJ"
ONCE an American divine spent
Christinas In a Highland inn. Oa
Christmas morning ho gavo tho
■aaid a tip of 0 sovereign, and he Bald,
looking earnestly at her—for she was
a  preily  maid:
"Do'you know, Kathleen, you are
a   very  good-loOking lassie ," '
Of courso Kathleen was pleased, but,
being modest, she blushed like a rose,
and answered:
"Ah, nn; ah, na! But my klssln, sir,
is beautiful!"
The divine  frowned,
"Leave the room, yuu wicked youn'g
baggagol" he said sternly.
He didn't know that modest Kathleen hud been simply praising in hor
Highland dialect tho suporior charms
of hor cousin Janet.
rEE   leading  negroes   of  a   Georgia
town  started  a  bank  and  iuvltod
persons   of   their   nice   to   becume
iustomers,
One day a darkey, with shoes run
down at the heels, a callus over one
Bho ul der and a cotton shirt, showed up
the  bank.
'Wee here." he said, "I want mnh
fen   dollars.''
"Who is ynh?" ashed thfl cashier.
"Mali name's Jim Johnson, an' 1
ants dat ten dollohsl"
"Yuh ain't gut no money in dis here
ank," Baid tiie cashier, after looking
ver  tho  books,
" Yt -.   I    has,"   insisted   the   visitor.
I put  ton dollulia in here six month*
ergo. "
" Why, man. ;, ih shorn is foolish.
Do int'n&t done e' dat up long ergo,"
TIIK Bkaterg turned al tho sound of
;i Biidden breaking of tho Ice nnd
lied.   Bul ooe, less fortunate than
the rest, was overtaken by tho widening crock, threw up his arms, and fell
ii,  wil li -'' I       '.' splash.
"IIe||i! " " lie's drowning! " "Gel
a ladder!" Ai Insl the ladder was pro-
curod,     Cautionsly    approaching   ihe
i I.   which   wnn   ornainonted   by   ihe
luckless man's head and  shoulders, Ihe
park  keeper placed the loddor in position  and  began to creep along it.
"'Come in a bit closer!" he shouted
"I   can't  swim," answered  tho  im
promptu   bai her.
"Dut yrtu're only up 1o your armpits, man," saiil ihe park keeper—
" Vou ain't got no need lo s:wim!
Walk."
"Walk be blowedl" responded the
olher.    "This water's leu  foot   deep,"
"Ten foot deep!" exclaimed thc
nark keeper, "Then how are yo'u
keeping up,'"
"llowr'-relorted the bather. "Why,
I'm Btanding oa lhe bloke that broke
She   ice!"
\ WELL-KNOWN painter, apropos
of picture prices said at the Art
Club. Philadelphia:
"I am glad there are not many buy-
ors like an old farmer in Centre Bridge.
A distinguished etcher, sketching in
Centre Bridge, made a study of the
farmer's bam. The farmer happened
to appear, and said he'd like to huve
the sketch. 'Ef 'tain't too dear,''he
added  cautiously.
" 'Oh,' said the etcher, who makes
$12,000  u  year,  'I won't  ehargo  you
anything for the sketch, but ' his
eye lighted ou the pig-pen. 'But I'll
tell yuu whal. Vou can give mo ono
uf those uico little pink sucking-pigs
there.'
" 'Why, man,' said the fanner with
a frown, 'do yo know whnt thvm pigs
is worth? They're worth a dollar
ttploco,1 "
THK yenr that Cleveland-nnd Hendricks were elected, Hendricks
went duwu to Louisiana tu hunt,
and fish and rest up after tho work uf
the campaign. Justice White was with
him a good deal. While hu was greatly
pleased wilh lhe results of tho election,
the thing lhat gave him the mosl gratification was that the peoplo of'Indiaiia
had been so patriolic and enthusiastic
Ihnt they had turned out in great numbers to vote.
"Why," he said, "ninety-eight per
cent, of the registered vole.wuut.jq. the
polls. Hardly anybody stayed.at, home!
Think of that! Xinety-eiglit, per cent.
of the registered voto!"' ■■
"Oh, that's nothing 1" Justice White
rejoined. "Right now we are passing
1 lirough a precinct in which, fu'f-o'rdilig
tn the returns, 'IDS poj ceut-i of the
registered vote wns polled."
A POLAR DASH,,
'Twus   Saturday   night,   and   six   men
dashed
For th:1  Pole, each deep..perplexed;.
Each  one wanted to be  Uw-firsb"ono
there ■ -       '.*' ■ *».*
When  tho barber Bhouted  "Noxtl"
THE/QUEST
(" When, "'the Book .'Monthly asks,
"will   somebody   give   us   a   novel   ui
which the happy spinster-uf forty-five
shall be the'heroine.?")-      • .
Ofl   have   [  searched   the .libraries »to
find me
Her for whose charm's my throbbing
hear! doth long. _       • -■
Hoping that to hor failings love Wduld
blind  inO,
Hinting that one" so gracious knows
no wrong, • ,
Through the sa'd',years"-i-htf, never mind
liuw   many—
I   have bcen  waiting, watching;  but
iu   vain,
.toys  eome   to  other  men;   to 'me—not
Hn7'> '.
Ouly a yearning close akin to pain!
Still, thuugh Ipray
'Uiir; bliss that other men feel may bo
mine, uomo day!
I have no craving for the Maid from
Mudie's,
Blue-eyed, and modest as the violet;
And to the country lass my'attitude is
■Distant, us that of one yneonqUOred
yet,
Beauty  has lost   ks  power  to  attract
me;
Coyness, coquetting, leaves me quite
unmoved.
These have not caused the irgony that's
wracked  me,
Fatal   as   they   to   other   men   hnvo
proved.
No heroine  '
Whom   Ouida   ever   dreamt   of   to   my
taste 1ms been.
She whom I s»ck is not, perhaps,  romantic;
Gialhood and all its follies she's outgrown.  *■'*■■
I'reltv?   No; but her Intellect's gigantic,
And all the clm»is she has nre quite
her  own.
She may not muve me to great  deeds
of daring;
Portly,   nml   mure  thnn   Middle-aged
is she;
lint rfho will air thc winter clothes I'm
wearing,
And  be a mothflr,  mure or less, to
ine.
Bnt, I'm  afraid
Since she's elusive, I'll wed some more
winsome maid!  ,       , ..
BUNIONS NO JOKE
Hard to get rid of them, too. Two or
three applications of Putnam's Painless
Corn Extractor softens the thickest tissue, and removes it painlessly. Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor removes
corns, warts, and callouses quickly und
painlessly.     Sold   by  druggists,   price
when the Buffalo Association relinquished its Grand Circuit dates, he
eunie to the front and formed a new
association, which secured the Port
Erie trade for its Grand Circuit meeting. When the meeting was held Mr,
Bentley was too sick to attend the
races, but later his health improved
somewhat, but he never fully recuvered,
and during tho last few months his
health had been very bad. Mr. Bent-
ley also owned several good race horses
which were successfullv campaigned by
W. L. Suuw.
The spirited bidding nnd the big
prices paid for light harness hurses oa
the last day of the mid-winter sate at
Madison Square Garden, New Vork, on
February .'1, augur well for the fuluru
of the trotter und paeer. Senator
Bailey's lot brought $48,6.40, an average of $1,910 a head. This average has
nover been equalled fur so large a num
ber. even when the light, harness horse
ruled the turf world, aud horsemen
vied with each other in purchasing the
hest.
Tho top price of tho duy wus $8,000.
li. V. llarkncss paid this for Helen
Hale, a six-year-old trotting mare by
Prodigal—liod Silk. Helen held the
world's two-year old recurd of 2.18*/]
three years ago, but since lhal time she
has been kept for a brood mare, Si-,
bvl Knight, a full sister to Helen Hale,
also went to the Walnut Hall Stuck
Farm. Aliliough Sibyl is Iwo yenrs
younger than hor hister, she is considered quite as fast. -Mr. Havkness gave
$3,0110 for her, alter some spirited bidding.
The dam uf those two young raaros
was again ufl'ere'd fur salo, and Mr.
llarkncss secured her also. Although
Bhe is nearly twenty years old. he evi
I dently considered her worth $2,700,for
that is the price he was compelled tu
pay fur her.
That there* wuuld he sumc sort nf
rumpus in Grand Circuit circles over
lhe awarding of dates by the stewards
at the Buffalo meeting, is no surprise.
Columbus is making a hard and determined kick- so bard, iu fact, that
it is likely to eailSO some considerable
shifting uf dales in the schedule originally made. In order tu give the Michigan State Fair dates iu the Grand Circuit, the stewards gave that organization dates whicli have heretofore
been claimed and fulfilled by Columbus, setting that city forward one week
and bringing it iu conflict with the big
meeting at Lexington, where all the
campaigning stables that " have the
goods" want to go.- Columbus made a
claim for iis old dates at the stewards'
meeting, but was not Btrong enough to
uTcrcome the bid mado by fhe Fair Association, So Columbus, perforce, must
tak© the dates allotted—that is, September 25 lo Oetober 7, which puts it
n conflict wilh the first week at Lex
.ngton. A little sop wns thrown to
Columbus by the appointment of a committee to induce Lexington to join tho
Grand Circuit and put its dates forward one week. That such a proposition would result favorably was believed by uo one. It was promptly ami
jraphatically 'turned down by the Lox-
Ington Association. 'Iiion the big kick
came from fhe capital city of Ohio.
President Swisher and Secretary Shop-
hard began the rumpus by astor! ing
that thev would withdraw from tho
Grand Circuit and eithiT form a new
circuit er wise give an Independent
mooting, withtrhe result that thoy figured out what Wiey chastened tho Grand
Central Circuit, CMtbruimg the cities of
Indianapolis. Grand Rapid a, Kalamazoo,
Detroit, and the Michigan Slate Pair,
Milwaukee  and  Lexington,    This w.-is
Worms in children, if Ihey be not
attended tu, ciiuso1 convulsions, and
often death. Mother Graves' Worm
Exterminator will protect tjlie children
from  these  distressing .afflictions.
"I sec your sun has gone to work."
._<< yep."'— "How is he'getting along
now/"—"Oh, line. Anything in tin
way of a novelty always appeals ti
Iiim." V        .'j'
" Hues he inherit his father's gem
u8f"—"No. Only liis fn!bur's ween
tricitles of genius.'.'.Thai \* why we an
-.riving a   benellt   for' him."
With the Horse
1
heralded as the greatest "short stop
circuit" ever organized. But how many
of the associations in tho cities named
were willing to withdraw from their
own circuits has not bcen ascertained,
und possibly never will be. Somo of
them are In tho Grand Circuit and somo
in the Great Western, and should thoy
decide to follow the load of Columbus,
lliere would bo a terrible shakoup In
both the older organizations. It is
hardly likely that tho proposed new
circuit will result in anything more formidable than a prospectus, tn the first
place, the Grand Circuit. Associations
would, in the main, bo given the same
dates Ihcy already have iu the Grand
Circuit, and nther dates are mentioned
lhat would conflict with some of the
popular meetings of the Grout Western
Circuit, and the latter organization is
being favored more and more by prominent horsemen each year, so thoro is
nothing in tho proposed Grand Central
Circuit for tho cities named, except to
help Columbus get back at the stewards
uf the Grand  Circuit.
It is a question as to whether the
Columbus Officials can atl'ord lo attract
much public atleiilion. There are two
factions there, and lliere might bo a
possibility of too much publicity and
wrangling attracting lho attention uf
those who pould bring about the cur-
Inilmont of privileges that would uot
bo profitable to tho Association.
Messrs. Swisher and Shepherd can
scarcely be blamed for objecting lo Iho
Irealiueul received at tho hands of the
slewnnls. They have regularly filled
Ihe dates they claim for several years,
and tlieir mootinga have beon eminently successful; and to have their dates
Confiscated, as well as being plared in
conflict wilh such a si rung Association
as Lexington, simply for (he purpose
of fitting a new applicant with desirable dales, certainly dues md look as
if they gut (he consideration due them.
At any rate, it looks as if the tempest Ihey have stirred up ia Grand Circuit circles was going lo cause sumo
changes lo be made. President .Hurry
Devernux has called another mooting of
tho Btowards to be bold somo lime thle
week in New York City, und that nn
I be made lo fix Columbus up
ell'ort w;
all light
can be j
of  any
horse wi
rt:
i.lv
llicial
rid.
President Deveranx i
to smoothing out the k
led members as anyone,
ten  a   letter  to  Pn
his withdrawal fro
in as anvlhi
rds fhe 'action
(he   trotting
id
s ia disgrunt-
one, and lie has writ-
r-sidont .sSvisher usk-
ny action looking lu
:n tho Grand Circuit
to announcement of
ilil ihey see if sumo
gemont    cannot    bo
BLOOD, PURE, RICH, RED
Rosy glow in the face, sparkliig oyos,
vivacious spirits are all the outcome of
good blood. No sorer way exists of
purifying and enriching the blood than
to uso Hr. Humiltoa's Tills. By their
action on the bowels, kidneys aud lirer
they filter ovory impurity from the
system, leaving it wholesomo and able
to do the work necessary for the maia-
ton&noe of health, -
To be well, look well, and feel always
at your best, use Dr, Hamilton's Pills
uf .Ma ml rake nnd Butternut, a truly
woudorful medicine for young aad eld.
Price -."ic at all dealers.
mude which would give Columbna hor
uld dates,
Of Course, President Swisher Ivokf
upou this request as un indication that
ho has caused the Grand Circuit tt
weaken by tbo announcement of his
plan fur u new circuit, which would
make mighty "rough going" for thf
Gastorti cud of the Grand Circuit. The
Columbus president isn't-to bo easily
mollified) however, for he declared be
will stand pat Hint tlm ste wauls witl
have to come to him, as he will stand
ready to resign, give au independent
meeting or form a new circuit, until
they do.
it is qulto likely thut lho mooting
of Hie stewards litis heen called for
Iho purpose of adjusting other mailers
in addition to the Columbus trouble.
So much unfavorable continent has
been made wilh regard to thn action at
tho Buffalo meeting doing away with
tho employment by the Circuit of professional presiding and starling judgei,
lhat if is thought possible that that
will be another of the matters to be
considered.1 Another rumor is to the
Offocl llml some of the trolling horsemen uf lln. metropolis have been bolstered up ami will try another meeting
ut. Hie Kmpire track". If such is lhe
case, room will have to bo made in
the schedule fur them at Hie expense
uf some othfir Association, possibly tht
half-mile trm'k at Goshen. It. is to be
hoped lhat, while Ihey are in au
ant in biq frame of mind, the stewards
will also tako sumo action on the pre
positions ot  equalizing
n*\t\  half-mile  tracks;   I
tion of horses tis thoy
Is on mile
r Iheir ro*
id ihe giv-
fnsl record
at ..t Sii' stop* couAtm,  earaa eoldit. Ue
portunity to cover themselves with
glory and bo regarded as progressive
spirits  by   tho   mass   uf   trot ling   feoi'M-
Kores Ileal Quickly.—Havc yuu a per-
sistont sure thut refuses tu healf Thca,
iry Dr. Thomas1 Kclectrie (HI In tke
dressing. If will slop sloughing, carry
away proud flesh, tlmw out Iho pus n:\4
prepare a (dean way fer the new ski*..
It is the recognised healer among oil**
and myriads of people can certify that
it healed where other oils failed Utterly.
Jimi _f0f
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Counttoaa have been Ine cuius workod
by Hollowny's Corn Cure. It hus a
power uf iis own not found iu other
preparations.
H. B, r.KNTLKV, president and treasurer of: lhe Horse World Compnnv. Buffalo, VV.. yvji'utftifd ro
contly In Buffalo, was one of thoj besl
Known .fori' journalists in tho country,
and had an acipiaintance Hint extended
from COQsl to coast. In his earlier
years lie .vas connected witli ilie trotting world as a trainer and driver, ond
waa known as a clever coll developer
Ho had the superintendence of Boyera'
stock farms, and after retiring from
that field he started'in as',an .advertising solicitor nnd writer for the turi
press, and his previous occupation peculiarly fitted him• fOJ" this business.
He was connected at. .different' times
with The Horseman of Chicago and the
American Horse lireodef of Boston, and
was one of fhe Incorporators of the
Florae World Company of. Buffalo.
Lotor ho acquired control of the .llurse
World, and lho paper prospered under
his management. He was also an active worker whenever Buffalo ftnvo a
(Iraml Circuit meeting, and wns 1'nr
several years secretary of the Buf.Talu
Trotting Association, which gavo meetings   at    KenilworHi   Park.    Last year
,| * *
inlf.My slops COtldhs. c\irt-tt col-is,  lienl.t
n ■;- tfaront nud binds •      2li ceols
POINT No. 1
A lai'Ke new business means
that a great many people have
decided that Ths Ctreat-West
Life is the best Company. The
(ireal-\\>»t Life issued insurances of over $14,000,000 in
(':m;iclu in-'.19IO, a new Canadian record,
POINT No. 2
This wns not ths resull of it
Bpasmodia effort. The Great-
West Life hns been a lender in
Canadian business in four suc-
cfiu^ive years:
POINT No. 5
The investments of the
Oiv.it-Wp.it Life nre the safest
obtainabla. They are practically confined lo mortgages on
real estate yielding 7% to .%
and are secured by property
worth more Ihan double the
amounts advanced.
1907
1908 ..
mon ..
19101 ..
9,698,708
9,861,922
14.369,955
POINT No. 3
A large increase in business
in forco means that the policyholders are pleased with the
policies they have purchased
and are glad to renew them.
The Canadian business in force
of llie Groat-West Life increased during 1910 by nearly $11,-
000.000—another record.
POINT No. 4
The most important factor in
producing profits is the interest
rate. An increase of two points
in this respect witl enable any
Company to double its profits.
The Oreat-West Life's interest
rale is higher than that of any
other Company in the world.
It is 7% net.
POINT No. 0
N'cxi in importance is eoon-
omy of management. No other
Canadian Company has lower
expense rates tban Tbe Oreat-
AVest Life.
POINT No, 7
It requires less effort and
consequently less cost to sell
Great-West Life policies, bo-
cause tho premium rates are the
lowest and ths profits are the
highest.
Nothing sn«oeeds like saceess.
POINT No. 8
The following ia an ILLUSTRATION of 1.lie qaiaquennial profit, being paid in nil on tbo SO Payment
Life Plan, age at entry 35.
Bonas. Cosh. Piva Y'r
Polity iuood ia Redact 'n
190«    $ ST  «M.35    * 6.1£
I'uliry itwnod in
1901        SS    3».8S        8.75
Policy iiuaed us
lBBfi      U0    5G.O0       H.JO
POINT No. 9
The policies of The Great-
West Life are elear, businesslike documents, containing all
possfcle privileges.—A liberal
Disability Clause insuring
against disability from accident or disease is contained iu
all 1911 with-profit contracts.
POINT No. 10
Tlio following table illu,:tr;itoH Home
tVutiiiej, of tbe I'winpnoy's bnstnosei
Iiusiiiotui issued 1910 Laerease
and rovivod .. fUfiUfiU 4,329,540
tinin in [Iuoi-
new in Fores.
Now  Mtlftinoes
paid   for   ....    13,177,1121 8,240,852
>»set      8,442,811  1,684,080
SUEPLD8 FOB PBOIECTION  OF
POLICYHOLDERS $1,810,777,
10,034,441  4,809,541
POINT No. 11
The Directora of The Great Wost
Life nro all oxpcrioneod business
mea particularly well qualified to
manago a Company INVESTING
I1T  THE   WEST.
A. Macdonald
Oeo. V. Oalt
B. T. Biley
A. M. Nanton
Oeo. W. Allan
•T.  H.  Brook
P.  C.  Mclntyro
0«o. _, Crowe
A. Kelly
A. C. Flumorfelt
F, Nation    Sir Daniel II. Me.Mi!
POINT No. 12
Detailed figures establishing the
above ttatencnts nre contained in
tbe Oovornment Bhio Book on In-
mraneo, and in tho Company's rn-
ports. WXZTE TO THE COMPANY
for tke 1011 Annual Report, and if
you atato date of birth, complete
information showing cost aud bono-
fits wiH be seat. <?
TIIE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND. B.C.
" Weargiri for Peace"
(By Mario Conway Oemler)
CAliOUNK shaded hor dark eyos
with her brown bunds, and gazed
lung and earnestly down tho wiud-
ing mountain rond. In tho walnut troc
by tho woll a blue jay fluttered) molding raucously as, liko u Hying bine
flower, bo flitted from bough to bough,
The small house perched upon the
niouiituin side, the stubby cornfield behind it, lho road, tlio wooded heights
beyond, wavered iu tho hot; streaming
sunlight, of the early nuliiinu afternoon.
'J'ho road strotched vacantly into the
far distance; dad's sloitchy figure failed to appear, I'nroline trossed over lie-
hind tie1 well, waved a friendly hand to
tlte BOOldiug blue jay, and climbed the
worm foiled hall' burled in golden iml
which bounded her small domain. Bho
followed the palh running llko a ragged
yellow-brown ribbon thVOUgh lhe mountain woods, her pink sunlmniict and red
eat ico dross a flaming bit oi' color
again ei tho universal green density.
.She movod with tlio lithe, tireless
grace of an Indian, keeping up her easy
swinging stride for some miles until
she liad reached a ledge of rock overhanging a doep and uuiiow gorge. Look-
down, she caught a glimpse of Bwlrling
brown mountain wator racing over its
rooky bed; its steady rushing sent upward an insistent bilvery whisper full
of tinkling notes,
Caroline's shrill, far-rcactilng call receiving no answer, she dropped down
upou a flat rock, her hands folded in
ber lap, and waited.
Tho sunlight flickered brokenly
through tiie trees and a breeze, sweet
with the mountain's breath, swopt lier
cheek caressingly. Sho look oil' hor
suuboimot uud leaned her htiad against
the tree by which she sat. In tho'
dreamy solitude her dark beauty soften*
ed into musing tenderness. She knew
ho would eome presently, tall and strong
and splendid, his rifle across his shoul-
der, his blue eyes full of passion and
tenderness, his stern face mild ami smil-
i'ng—for her, Losl in pleasiug daydreams, her dark head with its hanging bra iils (Hooped forward, her eves
closed.    ,
Who was roused by the sound of a gun-
shot in the woods on the other side of
the gorge, and leaped to her feet, every
nerve alive and alert, turning hor hoad
with the stealthy grace of a panther,
A puff of while smoke rose, hung lazily
in Ihe air, and melted away. Something
heavy fell iu the hushes, although the
sound was deadened by Ihe thick under
brush and the musical murmur of the
water in iho gorge.
After an interval a man emerged
from behind the trees on lh" other side,
and   faced  her, rille in hand.
"Hit's me."
"Hit's vo'," she returned quietly.
"Wlmt'd ytr shoot all" Ue dropped
his gnu to the earth, muz/.le up, and
stood loaning on it.
"t'a'line, voJ know I lovo vo', honey-
chile!',1
''Vo' Fay so," a$sehtcd tiie girl, her
dnrk eyes fixed upon his "iih piercing
intensity.
"Vo' know I do," said he quictlv.
••i;f I didn't; yo' reckon I'd nm ilie
risk o' a bullet, ineelin' yo* here? Vo1
with ine. I ain't goin' uowhah 'thont
yu'.   Say yo'll eome, Ca'lino, dnrliu'."
"An'—an'—tho dad—" sho whispered fearfully, "ls ho "
"Sho'. Thah's no hope, Ca'line. lie's
gone a'ready, Wont 'thout a struggle,"
he answered regretfully.
"Dad's friends 'il kuow 'twas a Rollins dono hii, an' they'll be after yo',"
sho said, after a long pause foil of painful thought, "An' I 'm sho' weary in'
for peace," she said wearily. "Weary-
iu1 for peace"
"An'yo'll come, Cu'lino?" ho nsked
eagerly.
"Thah's blood alweeii yo' an' me."
said Caroline sombrely. "But I'll muol
yo' tonight, un' I'll go wilh yo\ Gawd
forgive me ef 1 ain't doiu' right, but
lie's jest got tu know .1 can'l stun' hit
no  mo'!     1  can 'f slan'  hit. no mo'l "
•'An* vore mar/" he UBked hesilal*
Ingly.
'•.She won't Worry none too much
onoo I'm gone/1 said the girl, without
emotion. She lifted her dusky uyvti
in liis almost pleadingly. "Cawd knows
i'vo loved my peoplo—bul   I   love yo'
bottor'n thom or Him.    I  can't help
what yo'vo done, [Vo got to rise up
an' toller yo'." Her voice quavered
and   broke.
"Thom people o' yourn ain't never
been none too kin' to yo,' Ca'line," he
romnrkod tentatively.
"No. they ain't," sho assented, but
without rosontmonf, His eyes rested
upon her lingering!}-.
"Vo' ain't never goin' to bo sorry
yo, come to me, honey-hearl," he promised, wilh honest passion. "To-night,
Ca'line."
'"J'o-nigut," she repeated,
lie waved his hund, slung his gun
across his shoulder, and disappeared
among the frees; she stood still until
liis tall form was lost to sight, then
turned swiftly toward home. And in
the underbrush across the gorge lay the
dead man. his gnu beside him, his face
buried  iu the grass and drifted leaves.
Caroline walked quickly through the
waning evening, her pink sun bon net
ou her arm, her thick black plaits hanging over her shoulders. Her lips, full
and red, were compressed into a linn
crimson line, her eyes smolderod like
banked tires; deep in their brown depths
nni? saw a glint of a flaming soul. Tiny
spols of red. like tongues of flame, burned iu her cool, dusky cheeks.
Mer mother was silting on the door-
sill, smoking a short corncob pipe, when
after killing two of them. The quarrel had begnu further back than in
hcr time, nor was she aware oven of
its cause. She only kuew that when
Hudson and ltollins met, someone died.
.led Baker had foolishly told her husband that oue of tho Rollins boys had
been meeting Caroline in the gorge.
He, in hiding near by, had seen them
ouce himself, he said. The dad, grim,
relentless, fierce, luul taken his shotgun and set oift to wateh. Sho knew
that had he not fallen he would have
como home. Somewhere out in the
dark he was lying stark and alone; and
Caroline	
<>f Caroline she was almost afraid to
think; anger and fierce hostility smouldered in her heart against her own
child, lhe lust one left her. Sho knew
uow that Caroline—knew. Her mouth
hardened grimly as she lay, quiet and
wai eh iu I; no coiled saako was ever
more alert-, more deadly with venomous
intent.
Caroline stirred, and rose softly, then
lean eil lightly over her mother and
touched the hard cheek with her soft
lips—bo might a falling flower have
brushed against a granite ledge. The
old woman made uo movement, and
Caroline, with a breath of relief, step
ped lightly about, putting on her fow
garments. The listener heard the door
cautipusly opened and closed, and an
instant   infer   Caroline   had   gone.
When the light step had died in the
distance, the mollier rose, dressed iu a
fury of haste, and Ihru.-t her feel inlo
her coarse shoes, iu a corney behind
hcr bed hung one of her dead boy's
guns, which she loaded aad slung over
her shoulder. Stopping outside lhe
house, she listened intently for a moment, and thon sped after Caroline
like an evil shadow.
The moon was high iu the heavens
uow, its pallid light falling (ilfully between the trees. The road was in spots
tilled wiih bright patches of silver, in
spaces black with wavering shadows
of frees. At either side benealh' the
trees lhe blackness was unbroken, and
she kept fo the side. Car ahead, a slim
figure sped through one of the silver
lakes of light. The mother saiil, "Ca'line,"  aad  fled  after  il.
The slender figure in its dark-red
dress stopped at last by the ledge of
rock beside the gorge, and the pursuing vongonnce dropped ia a pool of
blackness farther back among lhe
trees, Deep in the gorge the mountain
water murmured as it rushed over its
bed of stones, sending upward its crystal  murmur.
Caroline called, her voice sending
shrill ami faint und far, like an elfin
horn blowing in the fores! to summon
sprite and fay to a midnight tryst. The
winds born botwoen mid night and
dawn lifted the sound und sent it to
dio among (he rustling, whispering
trees.   A screech owl, unchancy bird of
Caroline  reached   home.    Used   to  lier    	
daughter's whim of wandering around PVil. answered with its frightful cry
in tlu' woods, sho made no comment up- Caroline   called   again,   with   a ' new
on her long absence. m,l,, 0f nervousness in her voice, and
MV
'No
nin 't home yet, t'n 'line. "
V,f he meets one 0* them l.'olliases
he won't come home; or they won't, oue
or 'tother." said the old woman calmly,
between pull's of her pipe.
" Did  lie   's| ' to meel  a   Holllns?"
"Uh-huh. That fool boy o' Baker's,
Jed, foi' him somethin' las' nighl, an'
this niawnin' yo' dad took hia gun
an' went out. I 'lowed he was ou a
wrong trail, bul yo' know he's plum
bent iu his ways,    Vo'  heah anything
i ii. m   v  „.   i   ,,..,,,i   ..„,  ...i 'ike n^nmhut, Ca'line?"
know I  h.v yo I Now  I ii     '     ;•     c   ^   ,;,.,,„, J!t,.. dauutlossly.
sw iinu   love me, too.   Sw ar hit, On. • j    ,,v   "   n     ,-i
line!"
"1   nin't   one   to   go   back   on   m v ■        ,,      . ■ ,   .
*--   - " liy lhe sweet-gums an    th
l mothor."
j     "Vo' ain't  been hy the gorge, mel
ho spring,
'\o,".she said.
MVhi.di. wa'd   yo"   c
word," said the girl with fierce earnest!      ''"'V t,u' fiweet-guniB
news. "I tole vo' I did. an' 1 do. I lovi
yo'.     Yore  people  kill   mine, an'  mini
kill vore'*.   Hut 1 love vo'! Wlmt'd vo' I","' , m_W_H_W_H_M
hit when yo' nred?"    ' , J*°t  , ' :n'! l ■"■ivlim; tensely.
"He   was   watehin'   f 0'   me.      I   ffof        "    ° n'aa ''"V1*     Ba*d her niolll-
sight, o'  his gun  when   he moved, a>C   I   0r'_  n , ,    .   ,\
Bhot—fust.    Hit  wan him or me. Cu'-      Ul11   rolftpaod   rule'.mountain   tiiei-
llno an' 'twns him went duwu " tamity:    '11 hi   womnV, smoked   in
"Win.:" she cried in a shrill whis- fto,.id "Nencu.   Caroline BttVn the sill
nor.    Mer face had gone do-tlhlv white, Je?,do bo'i her large .'.yrs lix*d  mourn-
hcr eves wero wide and torrlfled,    He fW oaJ^ waning glorlos of fhe skies
^^^^^^^■"nlni\e Iho pines.
lied, gold, and  blue, with wavering
looked from his gun to her, helplessly,
"1 saw his fuee when he jumped — an'
fell." he Bald, "An*—hit was vo' .md,
Ca'line."
olino gave a choking cry, pultin
glimmers   of   green;     then    a    sel tied
poarl-groy,    rose,    and    silver    mi    th
rdg"s; then a sadder grey, with fudin
■e.   and   sihot;   and   more   und   more
np her bands ns if I., wanl ol   w >a ,,,„, vpr moro    '      lb,„ ,|„rk„„     „„,,
ta.d' '-v fomo Tu ■,",'    r? pw»»«y abovo tin woods thc  misty
,,„   boen unaware ol Its possibi ity, tt j „t   •„.   ,,„ MUk    ff
had been ono ot her risks, but wilh lhe
optimism  of youlh  she  luul  thought  it
bid a remote One.   Now that it had nc
- Dadi" she shrilled.  -'An'. 0 my
Lawd Gawd! bit's yo' what killed him!
wn   with
tars' like   seed   pearls;   and   a   little
oiing moon, wandering ia  the big sk\
ike a   but   child.     Now an  owl   hoo
jhoo'd   from   the  deepening  dnrk,   and
.,,,  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ katydids   aad   crickets  chirped   shrilly
'u   ... .. ., „ ...       from Ihe clearing.    Caroline sat  in sii
*Ml.t was Hm or me,    said Rollins enc0   ,lW(1(l ..„,, s:ltMl,1!(„L   8omowhere
desperately.   "Ef 1 .1    <n   know* who dovWl b   ,,,., „ sih,llt ,.    ,, w,ls
■twos, Id   u» waited    t. fired to save ,y,Bg   (u ,t;u.,.   r.t,(1     ttcbffl   IM   tll„
myself,   thout knowiu , ta line.' Lj^J   su,,(,, 8WcUing  grnBflt
H.r slim young body Bwaycd  te and       Tho   old   woman's    pipe    began     to
fro.   precariously   nenr   the   .■d^<>;   sho glen in like n ml. sinist.T ove peering
wrung  her  lilllids,  Iml   without   the  re-  out of I he gloom.
lief of tears. ;    "Seems  like   I   heard  a   shol,   'bout
"Vo' know thah's bad blood ntwoenU i,,»ur 'I'me vn' coma homo, Ca'line,"
its-nil.   (a'iiiic.     Thah's   nlwnys   been j «]„,  remarked, removing lier  plpi   nnd
lunl hlood- Cawd A'mighty knows why,
'Tiiin'l i:nue o' my WiJIIu', I wnntod
to. t.i go 'way with me an' leu,' dim,.
with all lhis kin' 0* Initio"-:'. Vu'
kuuw .1 did. I been almtii' to lake yo!
'uny wil I: me r\ er BOIiCO I  ktiOWi ■!   . . '
Ou roll lie looked at hia vacantly. "I)'
yn* know thah 's none o' we-nll lid',
'cent nu-/" sh.' nuked mournfully,
UU fine broiiT.cd face turned while.
knock lug >'ii. lhe a.dies.    "Ild  was f;
..If an' faint llkfe, Imt I reckon hi; was
sho' a  gunshot."
•■| nover heard It," said Caroline
st ond ily.
Ili'i- mother turned her head and
■ !m>I a sud.li'ii keen glance at lho girl.
bul ns well as her sharp oyoa coul I
di let t iu the twilight, tho Pace was na
calmly Indifferent n_ tho voioo.
'■ Y-i'   better   fix   simper   now,   Cn-
line," she remarked, after another sii-
"Hit ivas him or mo,'' lie i lid stern
ly. "Bf yo' don'l b'llove thut, I'd tiBJont interval.     ■■
lief go with the sheriii." CJrolIno   moved   lightly   aboul   tho
Him shook her head with quick negn-  kitchon. and  the BUpDOr of com  brmd
Hon.   Hor sense of justice told her Hint eoJTeo, and bacon  wu soon  „ ,„„   j ,,'
he had but acted  In self-defenae, that table.    Thev  ato   In   Bilence   snarsol
inly the fnct that  lie had drawn Ilrst [Caroline removing the dishes'when tl' '
had ,'iived  hhn and sent the dad on Hi
tun tly befalltta her, she vyiis unprepared.
Long Trail.
"Yo1 bullet oughter hit me 'stead
o* bim," sho said huskily, "Vo're a
Uolliut), 1 knowed hit;,nil' yet I met
yu,—an' loved yo'! "
"lilt's right nil' good for us fo love
each other, Ca'line," ho said passioa-
ately. "Them that comes atweea us is
Bin nln'. Garni A 'mighty made us for
each other, an' I 'm plum right in
claim itl' my own." lie mme to thfl
brink of the dividing chasm and lifted
his pleading face.
"Ca'line! come 'way with me, an'
let's leave these mtnderin' wnys bohin'
its. Come out West, Ca'line, whuh we
kin work in the open 'thou! fear o' a
bullet in the back. Gawd knows 1.
Dover meant nor. wan led to kill him,
Ca'line. t ain't ono for spiltiu' blood,
nohow. I Waaler fuller lhe ways lhal
young preacher feller (alked 'boat las'
BpH'lg)   ail'   I   want   yo'  to   fuller   'em
meal had been flni..hed,^^^^^^^^^
"Vo' dftd's sho' lake," said the
Old woman, glancing out ut fhe dark
mountain side. "I don'l reck-on wo'd
better wait up no mo' for him."
",\'o," said the girl, nlmosl inau I-
Ibly. '' 'Tain 'I, mi use wait in' no
mo'l"
She undressed, Hung herself across
lhe bed, aad slept, knowing lhat she
could and would wake later, and that
now she must rest. The old woman lay
beside her, with her eyes shut hut
with every sense wakeful. Ilow cruelly long those hours were!
Tlo had met one of tlif Rolllnaes, she
knew quite as well as if she lind seen
hint fall. A flood of bitterness—the
undying mountain hatred, the savage
vindietiveness of a race which knows
no forgiveness—welled up in hor heart,
and under her shut lids lier eyes buVn-
ed and smarled. Her strong old hands
. t>" t)""1       He   YfflH   I'i'wrt!      (TOT   *nns.
nlso, had  been  shot by the  Roi Iin bob,
"I'll sen' for him in tho mawniu',"
she said briefly.
llo knelt besido Carolino and kissed
her lingeringly, folding hor little hands
on hor breast, lier mother offered no
resistance, and showed no aversion, although his bent figure touched hers.
She studied hiin speculatively. In tho
open road whero they were, tho moonlight showed his blue eyes and curling
hair. Sho admitted his virile beauty,
his lean, sinewy grace. Her eyes went
swiftly  bnck  to' Caroline.
"Was yo' much took with her?"
she nsked  him  curiously.
Umiblc to reply, ho beat upon his
breast and tossed his arms upward iu
a gesture of pain and despair. A gleam
of satisfaction lighted her dull eyes, a
grim, exultant smile curled her lip-,.
" Twarn 't 'tended for Rollins an'
Hudson blood to mix," she said, grimly. "I'ul she waru't liko auy o' her
people, On'lino warn't. I reckon she's
happy tills mi nni t she jumped quioh
'nimgh to save yo.' Hit was yo' I
aimed to git, yo' know."
lie  nodded   Midill'ereutly.
" Vo' bettor let me carry her home,
Mis' Hudson," he suggested, in a tired
ami curiously gentle voire. He fell
youth and hope slipping away from
him; they had belonged lo Caroline,
and they were following her oul into
iln> unknown, lie felt no anger—only
a vast, unreasonable pity for the Horror squatting beside the dead girl.
She waved  him aside.
"N'o." she ordered sharpie. "I'M
lute lho chile myself."
Her restless, Iwilching fingers played
Willi  the  long braids,
"'N'yo be off!" she ordered sharply. ",Ef yo'ro a-goin' West, go quick,
'fore some o' us all gits yo', Though
I reckon." she added, with a terrible
smile, "limit ain't nothln? none o' us
kin do to yo* wuss'n   .   .   .   this."
From hcr lap Caroline's face peered
at bim, now glimmering whitely, now
lost in shade.
He moved away.' w.ith hanging head,
slowly; he walked like tin old man.
At, a distance he turned and watched
her, a silent, monstrous shape, bout
double beneath the limp burden hanging supinely across her shoulders, plodding heavily through tho fragrant
moonlight night toward her ruined
home.
this time a deeper, truer note answer
id reassuringly, Cut of tho darkness
topped a tall'figure.
"Hit's   me,   Ca'line,   honey.      Vo
ready?"
The   watcher   heard   Caroline's   sob
ig cry of relief and rapture as slu
ran up lo the taller figure and wa:
n into his protecting arms. Ili
bent his curly head and kissed her
again and again, drawing lier
to him.
"Darlin' heart! Yo'll be far from
fright au' danger iu Hm mawniu'!"
"Oh, lei's un. quick!" urged thc
girl, "I doa't know whv. bu! I'm—
I'm   [feard,"
He swepl hor lo him again, and
i hen with arms entwined they 1 timed
and started do-.ni tin. road toward lhe
distant railroad si at ion. Ouce Carolino turned and looked backward, her
face, like a magnolia flower," glowing
luminously out of the gloom.
Keeping always iu tne shadow, the
watcher followed, lhe straggling llehtl
-liniing dully on the Mile's metal mir-|
rei.
The path cleared and widened. Thel
two young figures were in plain sigh;,
i brawny arm in a blue llannel shirt
nround a lithe, red watsl. Walking
wilh the stealth of u beast of prey,
fhe frailer drew nearer, gliding sound'
lossly iu the shadows. She could heat-
tie man's voice, vibrant  with hope.
" Vn' we'll live like Christians, Ca'line, in the open. In the open, like
Gawd A'mighty 'fended folks to live!
We'll forget ihe bad blood an' fhe
kiHiu', littlo gal, an' jest remember
thah's vn' an" me—an' love!" He
added    thoughtfully:    "Somehow      I 'ill
rockontn' yo' dad knows hotter now,
an' ain't n mite sorry hit was tii rn
'stead o' me.''
The follower stood si ill in her tracks
ami lifted the (run to her shoulder, lhe
Parrel sighted wilh deadly certainty
to a spot between ilm-e brood, blue
covorod shoulders before hor. Her
linger tvaa Upon Ihe lrig:>er when Cam
line turned and saw lur.
It. mny have been lhe fa 1111 clielc nf
the trigger uhieh won ed her quick
ear; il may have been some Bubtler,
surer Bcnsc she Bknrod with the kin
Ireil . f the wild, for she had leaped
leu It and shlowlso, panthor'quick, oven
:i- 'li- avenglug Dnger pressed down.
Tin- brooding peace and solitude w i
shattered, a ted slreak flashed hissing
ly forward. Gnrolina wavered and fell
between bor mother and*her lover. Her
mnl] brown hand boat upon llu> groin,d
lit ■    Btnrtloil   eyes   slaied   for   a   lle, I
ing Becond at llm two bending ovor
her.
The man had wren-hod the gun from
Ihe woman's nerveless fingers and  BOI
ii crashing through lhe frees.   Over the
dead  girl  Ihey confronted  each  olher,
paid ing.    Neither spoke.
Presently ihe mothor squatted upon
the ground and took the fallen head
in her hip. smoothing the long black
braids with shaking lingers. She bent
lower nnd peered info the pallid face.
"Ca'llnel Ca'Ibol 0 Gnwd, mv
Iv.liv.hile! Uwd Gawd, she's all 1
got! Ca'line I Cn 'lino! Vo' mammy
ain't mad with vo' no mo'l Wakeup.
babv chile!"
"Ca'liae! Ca'line!" burst from the
man's tortured breast in a deeper cry
id'  nngtlish   and   despair.
Caroline lay silent. The two stared
a!  each ether with horrible Intensity,
"Wlmh's her dad?" asked the old
woman presently, in a low whisper.
RolJInfl waved liis hand. VOgtlOly, lo
ward  the gorge behind  Ihem,
"I BPfln iiim fust, Mis' Hudson. An'
he'<- vaii'.r, 'futher Bldp," he said
apaMmtlPPllv.
Rhe nodded.
McCURDY'S FLIGHT ACROSS THE
FLORIDA STRAITS
MK. .1. A. 1). McCURDY, the well
known    Canadian     aviator,    at
templed   the   llight   from   Key
West  lo Havana, Cuba, in his Curtiss
biplane, on January 31.
The start was made at S.JtO a.m.
against a light breeze. Four torpedo
boat destroyers: fhe "Paulding.'
"Terry," '' Drayton," and " Roe,':
woro stationed tit intervals of ten
miles, the " Paulding" being thirty
live miles from Havana,
At S.24 McCurdy started. Half an
hour later he was sighted by the ofii
COrs on the "Roe," and in ten minutes
he passed over the destroyer at a
height of five hundred feet. All the
torpedo boats emitted black smoke in
ordor fo guide fhe aviator. He passed
two of the remaining boats in good
slyle, and they were in hot pursuit.
while fhe "Paulding" was still ahead,
steaming under forced draft. Suddenly, afler he hail been living for about
two hours ami was within ten miles of
Cuba, McCurdy seemed to seltle down
and light upon fhe water. A crack had
developed in the crank case of his on
lor. and lhe lubricating oil had e;
cupod. lie decided to descend, though
his goal was ia view. llis machine
alighted easilv, and was floated rcadilv
by the two 'cylindrical finals beneath
lhe lower main plane. McCurdy was
faken from Ihe aeroplane in a'boat.
\n inclined platform had been constructed ou the "Paulding" tor the
; LirpoBO of drawing the aeroplane on
board, bn! this was broken, aud ihe
tiuichiuo had to be hauled on hoard.
McCurdy's account of the wonderful
view spread out before him as hr stnrted on his flight was graphic in Hie o\--
lieme. Prom a height of 1,000 feet the
sen seemed a huge panorama upon
which Ihe funnels of the destroyers
showed as black spols in lhe distance,
The nppearance of lhe ocean, as though
painted on a vortical canvas, was up
pn re n tly due to a mirage effect caused
ly the recently risen suit and by Me
Curdy's eleval ion. It, seemed but a
Bhorl lime td him before Morro Castle
and Havana harbor came into view.
The ilislance of some ninety-six miles
covered-in less than two hours was traversed a I about fort v-eight miles
hour. McCurdy won ?8,000 bv making
thin llight from Key West." the two
prizes of $5,000 and $3,000 being award
ed le, liiat despite the fact that he wai
mm hie lo cover fhe entire distance,
< v. ing to i In- nccident, The best pre
viottB record of a flight over wnter wa:
that id' Glenn II. Curtiss from Albnny
In New York ovor the Hudson Rlvor
'.n .May L'!' id' last venr. lh i o\ 't.i
1,10 mlies with two stops,    Lifer in lln
p«r Curt ids flew Ofl'JiJ miles nbove hnki
Rric, going from Cleveland io Cedar
Point one <'av und returning ihe next
The  oi.lv  tli^lit   from  one  Imd;.-   r.f   I i    I
iii another ucrnsB I he " tenn lhat Is com
pnrablo lo McCurdy's is Lho flight
mndo h\ the a et or, Robert Lorrnii
from Englnud to Irelund, a distance
fifty five miles nbovo the Irish Sen,
Thw flight was made last full, aud tin1
aviator   gol    Within    Iwo    hlllld led    fee!
nf Bhorc when the machine descended
the ^H
ANIMALS AS SAILORS
FT is said ehat, of till wild animals, the
only one lhat enjoys a trip on the
wafer is thf polar bear.   According  to  a   French   authority,  wno  hap
:;iven   careful   ffildy   to   the   subject   ot
'li- behavior of animals while at sea.
the polar bear is qulto jolly on board
•-hip, while mosl olher animals violent
Iy resent, such a voyage, ami in many
eflspd gi\" vociferous expression of their
difllko until seasickness brings silence.
'Ihe tiger suffers most of all. He
whines pitifully, his eyes water continually ,aml he rub his stomach with his
Iii-.' paws. Horses, too, are had sailors,
and oflea die on a sen voyage.
Oxen make heroic attempts not lo
give way to sickness. Klopluints arc
not at all fond of a sea trip, but an
mosl nmenablo fo medical (rontipont
whon seoslcki
AT least half the people iu America
need glussus; nt present it is utterly impossible for uny but a
small fraction of that number to gut
right tind accurate ones." So wrote I
Dr. Georgo Al. Could some timo ngoj|
that what he said is accurately truo
would appear from statist ies collected
personally by Algernon Tassin and published in (iood Housekeeping (Spring-
' I, Mass., Fobruary). Mr. Tassin
Names both lhe prescribing oculist and
the optician who attempts to make
glasses to lit his prescriptions, l''or iu-
100, Mr. Tassin finds that -III to 7fi
cent, of the oculist's trial glass,',
marked '2 to ', degrees wrong. The
Ician has done faulty work and the
oculist has accepted it with ehildlike
mpltcity. "'this explains some, at
ast, ot' my failures," wrote oue, when
the bad l)OWB wjus broken lo him by Mr.
Tassin, a layman. We quote tho following paragraphs;
"The malier of relieving eyo-sfniin
lopends upon throe things: Finding the
right lens, getting the right lens nnd
wearing it properly. These severally
depend upon ihe oculist, the optician,
and the oculist aad lhe wearer.
"Prescribing glasses is, naturally,
work of the most delicate ami painstaking description; it can uot be done
rapidly, and it can not be done once for
" 'The otlice charge for each visit,'
says the American oculist who haa lhe
greatest Kuropeau reputation, 'ib a
fraud, and should be estimated as such.
The single charge for tho case (whether
little or much), which includes tho necessary number of visits for a month
or two, is the sole way to insure skilled
work and treat the patient honorably.'
. . . Any man who attempts a refraction without first paralyzing the
mubcle of accommodation by thc use of
a mydriatic fails to ascertain tho exact vision of lhe patient, and gets only
tho vision he is able to secure by strain
ing this muscle to focus tho eye. Vet
so much litis been the incompetence of
tho ordinary oculist that now a whole
class of refractioiiists has arisen aud
gained legal recognition which may pre
scribe glasses without first paralyzing
this muscle—although they resort to a
crudely physical and ineffective means
to do so.
"The vicious error of allowing men
to treat tho eye who have no knowledge
uf the rest of the human system will be
apparent to any one who admits thai
both oculists and doctors are right li
saying that eye-strain has close connection and interaction with other func
tlonal disorders of the body.   ■   -   .
"The second slop in curing eye-strain
is, after finding the right lens, to get it.
"Prior lo fifteen years ago it would
imve been impossible to tell whether a
lens was absolutely correct or not. Jt
was simply neutralized or tested by a
lens measure or card; and this method
eould not reveal small errors which, like
low degrees of astigmatism, caused the
greatest .functional disorder of thn eyes
or of somo other part of thc system.
'Ihen a machine was invented which
showed whether tho mechanically cor
root lens was optically correct also, but
in case of incorrectness the machine
was unable to show how this could be
remedied. Thus—as a new lens was necessary if lhe old one was wrong—the
optician almost invariably retained the
oil li ns unless fhe error was glaring. If
the lens was not live degrees wrong, l.e
refused to throw it away—nlthougu one
degree is enough to give symptoms.
"In 1903 a new machine allowed the
lens to be marked rigidly aud seo irely
by apparatus, instead of unsafely find
unsteadily by hand, as had been the
case befure.' Uf these machiney only
■150 were sold to the entire optical trade.
Of the first, machines, so few had beei
sold lhat, lhe holders of the paient
didn't think it would pay to prose.-nte
the i meat or of the second machine,
which they claimed was tin infringement, A year ago lhis second machine
was so improved that it not only delict
ed the error in the lens, but shoue i
how it was mado nud how it could
corrected. V. I this machine—absolutely thi' onlv means of accuracy—ts pos
scssed by not ovor 60 opticians ami
oeulisis out of 28,000 in the country!
The machine cosls #iil); yet eveu the
conscientious opticians prefer to throw
away Id per cent, of Iheir lenses, nnd
nriiltsls to do unsatisfactory work be
cause of unverified results, rather than
make this small  outlaw    .    .    .
"At present, probably ur.uoit op
ticinus ami oeulisis iu ilu; United Sta'Cfl
aro Bt ill holding up the lens bofor ■ .■■
cross marked on u piece of cardboard
Dud ni,.-len (Uy pluclug on the lens tV . ii
Ihe othor hand ink dots to ascertain it-
accuracy. The slightest tremble .;
either hand vitiates entirely the whole
result. Tiio moBl skilful and painstal
iug optician iu the world could no.. !;
this primitive method, obtain accuracy
oven with lhe largest steed cylinder.
What,  then, of  ihe ordinary  opticinn
with     (he    weaker    asl igmiilie     lenses,
where an error is oven more disastrous
in its consoqm noi s.'
"The third step in curing eye-strail
is lo see lhal the rigl.t lens, oner found
and made, la properly adjusted and
worn  properly a'tei ward. Xo honest  oi
ROlf-reS] ling OClllJBl  will allow a pat
leni. to wear a pair of glasses before
they have been adjusted by himself, yet
til >t Oculists do not even test lhe l.tltC.
afler Hiey have been 'fitted' by the op
Ucian, to say nothing of looking t<-
their centring or adjustment, A Ion*
wrongly nentred is as bad an a len^
wrongly made. For correct centring
Mio frame is tis important as the leuse--
yet only the besl oculists pa'y any etten
tton to it. The amount of nskownes-
which a pair id' gliiflfloa may assume un
detected by any but prael I sod eye*
simply evades description."
lint once safely out of (he office, wc
may say. Ihe fight la over. Hy lie
means! says Mr. Tassin.' The attach
ntenls to the lens work Iooso, and the
lens fall at an angle, which is Hie SAUK
as if it were Incorrect in Iho beginning
BosidoS this, we ul ten see, not onl\
children. bui grownups, looking
through a glass which wnul! cause them
lo blush if il were a window-pane in
their own house. What Mr. Tassia calls
tho "silly prejudlco" ngainst spec
fades is, also, he says, in tho caso of
heavy leases, a cause of failure to cure
eyestrain, Finally, no one may safely
wear the same glasses for over two
years. Mr. Tassin admonishes ub in
conclusion!
'Vou can make your oculist a hotter
ono by asking him somo quest ions
which will worry him: 'Have you your-
elf tested your trial lenscsf 'Have
you a modern axis finder to enable yon
to test theru? And to lest also the centring im these lenses I have brought
from lhe opticiuyf Are you sure the
man you are Bending me to has a ma-
ehiac / I f he liasn-t; why don't you
make iiim get one/' A patient can refuse io take a paii* of glasses until the
oculisl has personally tosted and adjusted ilit in afterward, Resl assured thnt
when  he finds you me demanding ail
theBe    tiling:-,    he    Will    begin    p.'bt llUStfc
lo supply the auSWOrB for ihem.
"If we admit, as we musl, lhat. eyestrain may cause innumerable physical
tori, we musl tee then what moral
dl UB physical good we can accomplish by forcing oculists and opticians
bee..uie botte'r workmen, i\h the
thnmbscrows en your oculist, and iu
helping yourself, 'help to bring about
more quickly a belief world."
A VISIT TO TIIE LAST OF THE
SHOGUNS
IF the seeker after information con
corning lhe history of Japan should
consult a cyclopedia for enlightenment as to thp meaning of the word
'' shpgun,'' he would proba bly gal her
the following ostensible lacts: lhat the
title (meaning "generalissimo'') wns
adopted in early times in Japan for the
commander of each of tho four divisions of the Cmpire; Hutt in 1192 the
title '' SeiO -Tai-Shogun'' (Barbarian-
subduing Great General) was conferred
upon Voritomo Miuamotu; lhat iu the
Tokugawa family, founded in 1603, the
Shogunate became independent of the
Emperor and do facto ruler of ihe country; that, for several years after 1853
the iShogun was known fo fureignera as
the Tycoon; und that the office was
abolished in 1808—all of which would
be line enough with this addition,
namely, that Keiki, tho last of the Sho-
guns, really abdicated. Tho Tokugawa
line produced fifteen shoguns; aud it
was the thirteenth or these, lesada, who
yielded to Commbdoro Ferry's demands
and made the treaty under which ports
of Japan wero opened to the Western
world.
Keiki is still living in Japan; and
Professor Frederick Htarr, of tho University of Chicago, gives in The World
To-day aa account of a visit to him.
Speaking of the events which led to
Reiki's abdication, lie says:
"The treaties signed by the Yedo
Govornmont (the Shogunato) without
the approval of thc Emperor, gave
ground for complaint. Anti-foreign feeling flourished. . . . Serious complications arose with foreign governments^
the whole land was in turmoil. A Jlide-
yoshi or ua lyoynsu might have stom-
med the tide; lesada and letnochi (his
sm-eessor) could not. devolution was
in the air; Ihe imperial resluralioti was
the order of the day, an irrepressible
conflict threatened. Then came Keiki
—in 3800; in lMi? the Mikado Komai
died, aad tho young Mifsuhitu (now
still reigning) becamo fhe emperor in
Kyoto. Open hostilities existed; Keiki
abdicated; Mltsuhito* became absolute
ruler, and, removing the Imperial court
from Kyoto to Vedo, renamed thc old
Shogun's capital, Tokyo."
Professor Starr says he had long
wondered what manner of man Keiki
really was: "Was he a coward, poltroon, Imbecile, or a brilliant example
of courage, loyalty, and abnegation?"
What had moved him to abdicate?
"lie was at the time but thirty years
of age, rich, legitimately sealed, uilh
poworfii Isupporters, Whole provinces
wero in hostility: the public clamored
for the reslor:ilion\f the Mikado; but
Keiki had a figmting chance. . . .
Was it ii resol'.nioit and cowardice, or
was it .ni examrde of lhat supreme abnegation whioi is 'nd uncommon'among
Japanese?"
The Profess.n- visited Kotki al his
private louse, a tyj leal Japanese home
of lhe wonlohior class. Th- retainer
who received tha party ushered them
iafo a reception room, expensively but
cheerlessly  lined  oul.
"Three chairs were ranged in line on
one side of the table for myself, in-
terprotor, and photograph or, and on the
olher side a 'nglo chnlr for our host.
... A silver dish heaped up wilh
great blocks of sponge rake was eon
•; Ictiously waiiing ihe foreign guest a.
We weii> scarcely seated when the
Prn.ee entered, au eld man wilh kindly
f;  and gontlo manner,    lb- was die--,
ed ii. pure Japnncso costume, and the
famous 'I ei i.. i ■■• ■■< < i est appeared upon
luiorl or ui n n onlnl coat, lie n i
• d   |j     with   quiet   dignity   and   ;: I   oi Bi
Borvoil ns tea and sponge coke, The
ten was creamed ai d i ugnrod iu Jupan
and the ox-bnogun's liouscl We, . . .
ex] rca ed appreciation of thr beautiful
doi elopmont  «f m t.- a 'id lot tors under
!.i~ i;nnil\ '> pUtroilOgO . . . and expressed mn- uuwllllngnosfl to return to
America without  paying our reapeets.
In reply he spoke nf his appreciation of
our visit ami good wishes for our home
journey.    While WO spoke, his youngest
son appeared:   he  is n  atudenl  at the
Imperial tlnivorslty and speaks some
English,    .    .    .     Hefore we left, in ac-
cordonco wilh a promise, (he old Prince
was photographed out In the garden.
After the picture had boon taken I produced my large Japanese autograph album and nsked lhe Princo to write upon the first page, the page of honor. .
. . Llko Bvery Japanese, he stated
that his chlrogrnphy was very bad: it
would spoil my beautiful book. After
some hesilal ion he promised he would
send Hie album lo mv house in Iwo
days."
When Professor Starr recolved his album, Hie old I'rinee had not written in
if. but lunl written a poem upon a strip
of paper suitable for a. kakemono or
hanging scroll. Tho popm, freelv rendered, says; "Outside, ,;tbi! forest, anowi
metis; thy mountain in'front glows with
brilliant coloring; nga'iiist the south-
em sky, the bamboo." Professor Starr
regards (he I'rinee as a man "who made
one of the greal rOnUUciotlouS of his
tory.''
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