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Dress Goods, Flatlets,  Blankets,
Underwear, Blouses Reduced
fo   y)
j Clearance Sale of
. . . Winter Goods
■ ..... 1—     ~)fi\JO.
No. 36
Local Promoters Will
Stage Great Attraction
It la generally conceded thet boi-
ing ia n hard game,- and it is; a man
haa tii be in the p'nk of condition to
•tend up (ur any length of time. Thi.
alio applies to wrestling, but more
•o in wrestling than in bnxitig.
A boxer wilh the aid of quick t,v
and a (ew handy punches,—not n great
variety, a (ew shifts, uppercuta ami
jabs, and a little luck in hia divor cuu
make a good showing, but the man
who haii to wrestle for a living huu
very little of then elements to help
He has to be trained «n thai every
muscle iu his body responds to the
least suggestion (rom his brain, ulso hr
most be (amilar with inumei able holds.
It is impossible to enumerate tbe holds
that sach a man hs Eugene Xremblay,
or Frank Gotch have at their command.
Tremblay has counted 460 holds he
knows, and lays thai? ia uot all, and
with two man evenly matched  and a
City FathersHold Special Meeting
A special meet! g nf the Oily Council wu held last Mondiy evening, sli
'he Aldermen with the tteeption uf
0 until!>i McNeil, beii g present.
Alderman McLeod lo k the ul air and
aunt uihced t hot. the meeting had heen
cilt d i'i the reqm-ai ol Mayor elect B>tc
in oilier thn* 'he Mny r's chair nnghi
be declare.) vacant ..nd stated that the
-matter was now before ihe Cuuiioil to
take ael ion..
Mayor elect Bate who wat present asked leave uf the chairman tu say a few
voids; permission being granted.
He stated that a couple of hours after
having notified Aid. McLeod to call the
meeting he had again teen thst gentleman and informed him that he had withdrawn his resign tl too for the present
time in order lhat a petition being circulated praying the government to pass an
enabling bill in his behalf might be presented. He stked tbs councillors to
tske no aetiou in declaring hia teat vac.
(air amount o( science and strength, ant until the petition had been pretented
one o( the finest exhibitions
could with to tee it assured.
Within the next (ew weeks Cumberland will have the opportunity of seeing two o( the best exponents o( the
mat game in ll.C, or on the coast (or
lhat matter, in action.
Swanaon o( Nanaimo will be one of
(he men that will go on, but who hit
vit-a.vizmay.be, lias not been definitely settled by the promoters, but
watch the Islander (nr fprther particulars.
Cumberland, B.C.
Jan. 30th. 1911
We your Committee for Burnt Anniversary  beg  leave to report at follows;—
Income 1283.60
Expenses $282.00
Balance f   1.50
Signed J. F. StrutheriTrea.
A mats meeting of all Employee*
o( the Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir
Ltd., will be held in the Cumberland
Hall on Sunday at 2 p.m., to consider
the companys proposal regarding (atal
accidientt in mines and any oiIi-t sub-
eet coming before the meeting.
By Order of the Committee
Cumberland can b mat of ono of tiio
finest Dance Orchestras to lie found
anywhere in tbe province. The dime
ing public have not yet finished talking of the pleasant surprise that n
wh ted them at tho Hun Unions' Dance
at the Cumberland Hall last Friday
when Lewis' 6 piece Orchestra appeared for the firat time. The (act that
these dances will be repeated fortnightly in future and that the aame excellent
niuaio will be furnished at each will
be welcome newt to many in this city.
Coming—the Mtnsill Stock Co.
A genuine treat it in store for the
theatre voert next weuk, when the Man
tell Stuck Co,, will be the attraction
Judging (rom press reports in the Victoria and Nanaimo papers thit it ont ot
tht best thit hat ever thown in thit olty
8tr. Britannia bound from Union Bay
to Mexico went ashore yesterday of)
Salt Spring Island and will be a total
w tok.   She carried 7000 torn of ooal.
Owing to the late arrival of Union
Bay and Denman Id. notes wt tre
compelled to leave them over   lill   our
next itsue.
Coming—the Maniall Stock Co.
For sale—A few tons of Hay (or
Apply to Robt Halcrow
to and considered by the government.
Mr. Harrison, solicitor for Mr. Bate
then addressed tht Council on the. Mayor-elect's behalf.
Aid. Parnhtm take J to ist tht petitim
thst wit being circulated and tfter raiding over the names expressed surprise
that it had not been mure largely signed
by tie property owneraand believed thnt
for that reason not muoh weight could be
attached to it.
The council waa asked to endorse the
petition but refused to do so, giving ss a
reason their belief thit they should
remain abtulutely neutral in the   matter
The matting wu adjourned until
Thuriday night in order that Mr. Bate
might have the opportunity ht asked
for to present his petition to the government.
Mr. Bite thanked the council (or the
emotion of time tnd promised to let
them know of tht gorernment'1 decision
it tht earliest possible date.
Coming—the Maotall Stock Co.
Municipal   Election
May be Declared
Null and Void
That the mayoralty muddle was nol
tiie only one in connection with tin
lite municipal election in thia city i>
ihe opinion held by a consider. We num
bur uf tha electors, and there is a poasi
bilit) that proceedings will be insti
tuted in the Supreme Court tn have th'
e'eetion just held deolared null and void,
on the grounds that the civic voters' liai
*as impr. perly compiled.
Ther aeems to be no doubt that the
voters' list waa not a proper one, and
.,s several til ileus have stated th- ir in
♦union of taking joint action In the
matter, and taking legal steps to u|ne
the election it would seem sa though thr
municipal election muddle was becoming
more complex rather rhati otherwise.
We understand also that steps hav.
been taken already by certain pai tie.-
to enquire into the qualifications of foui.
out of che six aldermen elected to
the board, and in the event of thete al
dermen's qualifications not being in ap
..le pie order, tht position that these
.numbers of the board would find them
iclves placed in would be rather an un
tortunate one as the penalty for sitting
is an alderman when uot properly quali
lied is 100 for every time they sit un
che aldermanic board.
Fortunately for tome of the ildermen
ior past years a man can not be fined
oun year dr sitting illegally at the Council Board for another year, or tome oi
Hem might find it necessary to go intn
One man fur instance, whn sat as ar
Iderman for a number uf years, has ii
he aggregate bcen liable to penalties a
. unting to approximately (10,000.
Visi'.ing cards at the Islonder ot
Job work I Yuu can get what ynu
want when you want it at TBI Islands*.
phone 35
Services iii the Knnian Catholic Ch rch
• ill be held every other Sunday iu Cum-
burl ind.    Rev. H Meitsns, psstor.
Do your own shopping. Bus Mi-Kin
nell fur Choice Fruits, Confectionery
md Ice Cream. j26
Dr. D. E Kerr, dentist will be in
Cumberland un snd after Feb. 8ih.
If you have t heart to win nr a heai I
tolosedon'c fsil to be on hand on the
14 h inst st the Pythian Sisters' Valentine Dance, The committee has something especially good to offer and the
treat uf the season is assured
Tickets ate now on sale at the Cumberland Hotel f r Salmon's Orand National Sweepttakes at one dollar per
chance. Ic will be remembered thit
it the laat drawing two nf the big
print mme to thit cily tnd history al
ways repeats itself.
Hsve you got thst masquerade suit
yet 1 If not, don't delay, as the early
ones get the pick. Order now (rom L.
Piket, Secretary of the Firemen's Masquerade Ball Committee.
Coming—the Msnaall Stock Cu.
Excavating is now being done for the
Canadian Bank of Commerce building
on Dunsmuir Avenue, which will be
rushed to an early completion.
G-overnment    Refuses
•   to Pass Enabling
The petition to the Provincial Oovernment signed by 191 electors of this city
requesting the pissing of an enabling bill
to allow Mayor elect Bite to take his
seat waa refused.
The premier was disposed to view tbt
peti.ion favorably but sufficient presauri
wat brought te bsar upon tha Attorney
Oeneral to cause the prayer of the pet
itionera being refused.
Mr. McPhilips representing certain ol
Mr Bate's opponents was very active in
having the wishes uf the people here frus
tr ted, producing a letter which had
iireat weight with th< goverumen , stating that the Couii.il had decided
to remain neutral iu ths matter. It would
seem that the gnvernment attached more
importance tu this phase uf the queation
than was necessary.
A letter was also received by the gov.
ernment frum eight electors in this city
request ing tbem to declared ex M.yoi|Mc
Donald elected by acclamation 11 11
Alderman McLeori Resigns to Run for
Kvcy day brings forth some fresh development iu Municipal politics.
Ou Thursday evening the c >unoil met
and declared the Mayors' chair vacant
and fixed the date uf nomination and
election, and early yesterday morning
notices were posted at tbe municipal
Hall signed by three aldermen calling a-
other meeting fur last evening to allow
Aldermen McLeod to hand in his resig
nation and run f.r tie Mayor's ohiir.
The idea that Mr. McLeod or Mr.
Anynoby else for that matter might
be elected by acclamation is of count
unthinki hie, as neither party in the late
election are diap sed to allow one ol
the opposing furces to slip iu without a
Whether the Cititens League will
nominate a candidate to oppose Mr Mc
Lend is not yet known but thil mucl
is certain there will be a contest and
che name Mr. Robinson is persistant)}
mentioned. There is no duubt thi,
his candidature would be an exceedingly
strong one aud hia supporters expect
him to duplicate Mr. Bates' big major
ity at thn last election, while Mr. Mr
Leods' friends are equally confident if
their man.
I'he same voters list which was used it
the Ust ehc inn we und- r<-ta d wi
again bu used.
The dentil took place in Victoria B.
C. on the 2Hrd January nf William
Roy Grant aged 0) years son of Mr.
and Mr. R. Orant formely of this city
The funeral took place on Jan. 25th.
from the family residence 218 Van
couver street, the very Rev. Dean
D.iWnll conducting the funeral service.
The following were the pall hearers;—
Victor Puuline, Wilfred Pauline, Desmond Duutiall, Earl Dotiiiull, Tom
Jutland nntl A Hun Deacon
Mrs. Simms cnn receive more pupils
for piano lessons daily (except Tues
day) at nny time by arrangement.
Camp Cumberland
domination   on Eleventh, Polling Following Tuesday
The Council met st the Council Chambers on Thursday evening the full board
being present.
Ths resignation of Mayor elect Bale,
owhg to disqualification was receive'
and on motion nf Aid. Parnham, second-
,<d by Aid. Batiks the mayor's chaii
waa deolared vacant
The city dark was appointed the re
turning oflicer and nominati nt dty wa.
lixed for Saturday the eleventh init. md
in the event of t cuntest being necessirj
pulling • ill take place at the old Phot,
Gallery, Dunsmuir Ave. the foi owing
Tuesday frum 8 a. in. tu 7 p. m.
The city clek wat instructed to hav.
the statuary notice of election publiihec
in both local papers.
On motion it wss resolved that thi
council mast next Monday evening
tnd thereafter on ever alterntte Mun
dav throughout the year.
The council theu adjourned
Subscription price 11.50 per ytar
Arrangements  in   the
Hands of a Capable
The Eagles Ball has been arranged to
ake place on Easter Monday, Apn
A capable committee haa been appoin-
ed to look after the arr.'iiuemeut ait'
instructions to make the affair the finest
I its kind ever held locally.
No expense will be spared to make it
such and everything connected with the
mil will be good in the superlative de-
The Eaglet never do inythiugby I live1
md the ut of entertaii ing it une thai
they are well versed in. The lodge ha
b.'cnme famout in other cities for thei'
innu.il balls, snd as the local Eaglei
boast of having the banner lodge of tht
irovitice they ate determined to have a
ball in keeping wilh that reputation.
Balance Sheet from Sept. 1909 to Dec
Bat", on hand from old  Aux-
illiery * 86.83
I embers fees  187 H
lospital Saturday, 1909  220.7-
.Weeds (mm hall   game......    12.51
Inspital Saturday, 1910  295.6.'
Sank Interest      2.41
'riming arid stationery 9 23,00
Airmailing, for hospital  154.0?
,-d.ling  171.41
linen     58.8(
'iio-tory,OulluryimdHaiilw're 81.2«
jiirinents for patients mul
flnnnelette     18.41
iiliince ou band  .. 268.88
Audited and found .correct.
January 5th, 1911
J T. Falmix
In loving memory of Agnes Jane
Halcrow beloved wile o{ the late F.
Mcintosh who died Feb. 1st 1906.
Never shall her memory fade,
Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger
Round the grave where she is laid.
We oft speak her name, but we know
'its in vain,
We sigh, but no sorrow will bring her
We miss hor and mourn her in silence
And dwell on the memory o( days that
have been.
Inserted by her loving parents Mr.
and Mrt H. Halcrow and Iter brothers
aud sisters.
Measure Now  Before
House Provides Many
The Rill to amend the Coal Minet
ilegtilation Act introduced in llie local
eglslttture last week contains many
tew provisions which may prove o(
nterest to our readers.
Persons running hoist macbinei tn
lostongers must be twenty three years
Id Persons running hoist machinery
ior material must be eighteen, aud both
oust have medical certificates, No
'tnployee may remain under ground
nure thtn eight hours in twenty-four
nd any person who pays or receives
layuient for more than eight hours per
lay is liable to a flue of one hundred
lollars, if employer, and ten dollars if
inspectors sre given power to have
langer ous persons removed (rom mints
t once All roads used as egress mnst
<e conspicuously marked. Officials
>f miner's union cannot serve on core-
iers jury. The supply of air mutt be
hree hundred cubto feet per miuute
.ur each horse or mule and one hundred
tubic feet per minute for each man.
Brattice cloth or canvas and venti-
ating curtains must be fireproof, and
ietunators must be kept under control
if malingers. Miners' union officials
lannot Iw magistrates. The first elec-
ion for mines (or members of the
wards of examination takes place on
February the 15th 1912. Clsy or Other
loninlliininittlile substance mult be
ised for tamping or stemming key for
ipening. Safety lamps shall be ased
uily at regularly appointed stations.
A number of cititens gambled- wilh
tnath again thil week aud put up thtir
uvei at the stake by travelling in tba
"tten old death trap which plys bs-
■veen this city and Nanaimo. With
oaky boilers the old tnb had ta pat
tack to Nanaimo, on oos trip, and thil
ime she. is said to havi had thtdtlomt
nil yet. No doubt.the will continue
o run until the carries i rich harvest of
uman freight to • watery grave. -
Mr. Jno. Thomson, Grand Chancellor for British Columbia of the order
of Knights of Pyihins, leaves to morrow hy the S.S. Cowichan for Pi in' b
Bupert, to visit the brunch of th
order in that oil)', after which he will
continue bis tour to visit the various
subordinate lodges in the province
Mr. Thomson has particular renson tn
feel proud of lho success tlml ha> t
tended t e order in the province dur
ing his term, bs tlu report of theGrtiM
Keeper of Hoconls nml Seal shows
tlmt the growth of iho ordtsrhas 1»
pliononiinal duringihopaxt yenr, I.re
ing till previous records.
Cuming— the Muiaall Stuck Co.
Cuming—ths Mansall Stock Co.
In the goods of Edward Kyaseti, al-
known ae Edwar. Z/asei, d,.ussted, lu
TAKE NOTI E that by order dato.
'he firat day of Pubruaty 1011. made by
liis Honor Judge Barker in the above
Court. Letters of administration of the
stale of the above named deoeased wer
granted to the undersigned. All persons wh ' are creditors or debtors ot tht
said deceased muat present their claims
or pay their accounts, aa the cue m •>'
he, to 'he undersigned, on or before the
lm d.y ol Much 1911
William Wesley Willard,
Ollhual Administrator.
Cumberland, ll.C.
Watch for our atock taking sale
beginning the 1st of Feb. Every
Department having special bargains. J.N. McLeod;
l'n the Editor,
Since when hat it been a disgrace
not to be a property owner ia thit
I am informed that at Friday even,
ing't meeting of the Council Alderman
Parnham stated that the petition being circulated asking the Oovernment
to muke M r. Bate's election valid carried very little weight because it did
uot at that time contain the name* of
very many property ownert.
The householders on the votert Hit
n thia city form a very considerable
portion of municipal electort, aad had
thete known that ^Iderman Parnham
considered only property ownert as
the "influential" portion of the electorate it ia probably that he would have
lieen elected to attend his own! business instead nf that of the city.
The householders are not likely to
forget   the  opinion   that Alderman
Parnham hold of them when the Municipal election comet around again,
Aim Snob.
To the Editor,
1 being a subscriber of the Islander,
read on your last issue the paragraph
of lho tiling pig being discovered, you
snid it appears that a young man well
known around town bad got into an
altercation with a number of Italian!,
when one of them drew a knife and
took after him. Would you kindly
montiotl in your next issue whn this
well known young man ist And ynu
also mentioned that this young man
led nn interesting procession down the
street followed by four Italians with
drawn knives. Now Mr. Editor, ds
you think you can mention ih your
next issue and explain how this young
man knew that there were four Italians without giving thoir names? It
seems to me at the present time that
things are going to much oti one tide.
There is nt the present time a number
of dili'erent nationalities ' Ii teems
that every thing that appear* unjust
the Italians hns got the name.
A. SuracRinxB
(Subscriber miy learn tht mm* of the
young man by calling at this offlA. Tha
story as printed was at told to-lbl
TIMS Is tbti rambling ute of Mudhead
Morrison nn.l Iowa Davis of cow
chasing fame nud attainments, aft
enacted on and Id tho vicinity of Stow
Allen's L'V rnnch, in lho valley of the
Arkansas River, pn sent-day chronology.
A man. Ink*, hiui by and whichever,
tiumntiT or winter, bilious or bibulum,
18 ii largo, foolish, gregarious animal
proposition of sensitiveness, humors mul
j»roi'preuoes; what ho wants, ho desires,
If no more than a certain brand uf to
baeco, When you've galloped along the
gamut itf his emotions until you roach
thc supremo expression of his obstinacy
uad sagacity aa Siwwdi tkewart says,
namely, his choice of a womai creature,
jou 've about unraveled hia textures;
thr rost Of him is unimportant and of
au irrelevant nr irreverent nnlnru.
Tho emotion that moves a iiuin iv in
veigle, win, obtain, hoodwink, or other
wise bamboozle a certain woman into a
matrimonial contract ia supposed to ho
overpowering, Ho may bo induced to lay
down a put hand boforo Lho draw, lot
hiH life insurance lapse, ur part with
a horse ho'a raised and nurtured from
ttl cotthood; but giv« him Ue least,
tiny lutle snip id' oiicouragonmnl and
he'll contest te the taut *}iuk for lii*
Now, therefore, when a live, mature,
male human perHow deliberately and
without invidioneness ur isdnooinents
resigns, romo«OB mid oIIVjch himself
front the field whotv he wUN has a fair
chance, leaving the girl of hia choice
to the next fidlow, who bapftoua to be
his hest friend, why, there's /our demonstration of Ho foregoing quotation
an quoted,
A I) Kennedy's gtri Peart waa the lady
■ tn the case. Ab own« tho Lnny U ranch,
wliiili joins '■ mc UY ranch oo tho north.
Ab himself is kind of spavined, lop
eau-il tJid freckled!, but Poarl didn't
Inherit a solitary blemish; she's tho
Image of a dearie, Whew ahe waa
little kit) she rodo rsngo with Ah on
Httle woolly Indian pony, and she'd
Whip and kick like grow* folk*.
Four or live yearn ago Pearl went
bad. East to school a few, Tbey Uiru
ed lier nut all pt-liahed and trigged up,
and she carae tripping back to the lia/.y
B ranch in lung dresses, wilh hcr hair
testooued up and surcingled with a pink
ribbon. The Arkansas Hiwr valley tipped sideways when nho stopped on it,
and tin' men inhabitants gravitated to
ward her from afar.
Ab bought hor n bay striper and a
new, high-backed, rubber-tued, cut-
under buggy so ihiii who Might drive to
town alter the mail. Whereupon overy
uow punch within two days' job racy folt
called upon to iiuUtc more or lean trips
to town. The roads became dusty with
much travel. Bolder spirit* among
them invaded tho soared procinota ot thu
Lazy B Itself an multitudinous and
trivial pretences, among whom may bo
mentioned Mudbnud Morrison Md lown
There never wore twu dbamrnior
•hums ihan Mudhead aud Iowa. Theirs
Waa the si i el-rt voted devotion of a mutual understanding and fraternisation
that made those ancient pals. David aad
Damon and Pythias, Thomas
and Jeremiah, eta, look like Uie merest
kind of chance acquaintances, Mudhoad
ami Iowa wore lime-pro vou, solitude-
tested, rancor-immune, and soul-welded;
their Uvea were a duet, bkoir ideas twins
and their work f..am work; a slur at
Mud be ad offended lowaj wheu Iowa
sniffed, Mudhead snoofced. j
In the natural obtusoneus of things,
each buw iu liis ft innd what ho thosght'
he lacked  I self; the virtues of each
were magnified through the eyes of the
other. A tine sentiment and poetic, but
lacking iu  tho small measure of self'
"But I can't spare you, man. What'a
rhe troublef"
"No trouble," Mudhoad said wearily.
' Nothln1 against uobody. ,(ust pulliu'
my freight. New Mexico, maybe. Maybe Montana. 1 hato to leave you, Stove
—1* shore do. Aud loway—dou't toll
lit way, Stove "
"Iowa?" Steve echoed, "lias any-
'hing gone wrong botwoen yuu and
to wat
"No, nothln*. IIim and me won't
uever fall out in thin world. Wo eain't,
-Steve, but "
"Vos've gut to tell mo, nwn. You
itnow mo. 1 ni your frioud. Out with
tt.    What's bothering youf"
lt wait a bmg and tortious process, the
loosening of Mudhead'a tongue. The
primitive animal, when wounded, chooses to creep away silently aud combat hiH
wellness in some hidden nook, patiently
and alone. But Stove wrung it from
lum at last.
"toway aud mo," said Mudhoad,
"have been courtiu' Miss Pearl Kennedy pretty free theso horo last couple
of months. It lays botwoen ua. If anything, I've got him beat—by-a nose, you
might say. She let mo hold her hand,
wi>ilht she's only give loway a llower.
But loway's crazy about hor, Steve. If
I'd take her away from him, it'd wreck
bis life, maybe kill him, or drive him
off his canoodle. It does sometimes,
don't it, with a Iiiiii strung, nervous
temperature liko loway'sf"
Ho panned, awaiting Steve's confirmation of this startling hypothesis by
word of mouth.
"I've road so," Stove equivocated.
"I never knowed a caso of my own
persona! knowledge,"
'' And look at me as compared to
him," went oa Mudhoad eloquently.
"What am 1, to conspire to a lady's
hand of the refulgence and opprobinm
possessed by Misa Pearl Kennedy? Au
ugly toad, a reptilious insect, a vile and
measly worm, crawlin' across tho face
of the earth, while loway's a smooth,
handsome, well spoken young man of investigation aud refinements. A gout of
otiquetto, loway is, and a man any woman would bo proud to point the finger
of pride at.
"Not that I don't worship her—I'd
fight, an army barehanded for her, ami
if it waa any other man but loway
thoro'd bo fur flyin' in the air around
hero beforo I'd lay dowu the cards I'm
holdin'. But the trail looks plain to mo
thia wav. If I stay in, loway can't
win; but I believe he can if I drop out.
IT o's worthy of hcr; I ain't. They'll
mako about the euipttouscet team, harnessed together, that ever was hooked
to a doubletree.
"For those several and sufficient reasons 1 shove baok my chair. That two
year-old heifer of mine, Steve—the
three quarter Jersey that I got down to
the stock-pens when it was a couple of
days old—and its mammy died, I'm going to leave with your bunch. Whon
Poarl and loway stand up to got married, give 'om that cow, with old Mud-
Cause and Cure
of Rheumatism
Oue to Impurities in the Blood—Cured
by Dr. Williams' Pink
The most noticeable aad immediate
result of rheumatism is a marked thinning of the blood, aud ia uo disease does
it develop more rapidly. Not only does
the blood become weak but it is soon
  filled with impurities, which the differ-
laeKiug tn tue small measure of a*i;|0ut organs of the body have been unable
conceit wind is now and theu (MswiUa L0 t|irow off> 0no J Uo mogt uarm£u|
to the normal development of Individual of Ul0M irapuritiee is uric acid, which is
prowess. formed from the waste products of the
rake a man liko 8tev« Allen, for ia-(b(Kly, ln heitIth it j„ roidily naB9e(, o1T
stance.    He came out to the Arkansas'-     *-    ■ ■- ■     ' -
Eiyer valley country when only a strip
of a youngster, but he brought along
an overwhelming opinion of himself in
particular; and when the echoes died
away ami the h&zo lifted, lo aad behold!
there Bat Steve with four or five thousand acres of grass land covered with
beef critters, Not but what a friend
was a friend with Steve—beM "howdy" and "so Loug" wilh everybody—
but bc never overlooked auy bets* nor
did be tail to rumember for a minute
tlmt In- wna tke fellow Steve Allen wus
Working lor,
ITo gatherod around him the best talent io In' had—Mudhoad and Iowa and
Blwash stcwartj Book&rOO .larva, Sam
Alei line, Whittling Kd Smithors, Sky
bnwk Hoover and others—the pick of
the West—and Iw paM them well. Htovo
brought the first white-faced cattle to
the valley, aud aftor eight years iu the
business, when hn hnd rcAohnri the mature age nf thirty, ho wss doing some
reaping. When ho uiade ouo of his
periodical loots trf the (Hiio*go market
with -i couple or three train loads of
broad hipped beauties, ho usually eamo
bnek chuckling. Mon aworc by Stove —
him! bla owu hands proclaimed faiw king.
Story writers, please note.
[>ut on a dulcet evening hi rare old,
fair old ■'un", when one would IMnk no
man woul I havo tiie nerve, Mudhoad
Morrison quit. Mudhoad traniftod heavily around the corner of Hie raneh-houso
and lounged beside Stove, who tat, st
sen co with tiio universe, his unsnekod
feet ' '■ ated properly to the wid of a
pork barrel, tho whilo he burned a contemplative cigarette and adtnlrod tho
stars, spangling (he fatigue blue dome
above htm, Mmlhead spnngled a pinch
of vi'l'i ff crumbl on the diminutive film
of rici rm|ier, rolled it between thumb
S' I forefinger dfuxUmmsly, and applied
the i ti 'ture for sealing with the tip of
a -'' 'i' tongue,
In the (vest, Uudhead struck a match
on hi- hat hand taciturnly.
11 Ve'i h." he was moved t«i say, barely \: Ithli the bounds <#f Hint period
Which the usage *f noMteaeo* has de-
ftned. .
" Inwn gnl his saddle freed ye4.f"
"Ye'eh," And, aftor an interval:
"I Mow I'm oti my way tonight,
"What!" The enHletaan spoke with
CUddea ctuphislsf then, more mildly:
4'Kot quitting me, Mad head f"
'' V" 'oh, Thafs about the str« af rt;
I'm going away fow good.**
by the kidneys with the help of oxygen
from Uie red corpuscles of the blood.
Witliout oxygen the kidneys are unable to rid the system of this acid and
it is retained by the blood and dis
tributed to all parts of the body. Tbe
weak back, pains across the kidneys
and thin scanty, highly colored secretions which follow, show that' tho
acid is already In the blood and often
leads the sufferer to think he has kid
ney trouble. If the disease is not
driven out of the blood, rheumatism
can never be cured, and the sufferer
will always be subject to attacks, whenever oxposed to damp or oold. With
each returning attacs the pain becomes
mure severe and complications often
arise making necessary ttio use of habit
forming drugs to relieve pain.
lt is readily sees thnt the ouly way
to cure rheums ti»ni m through the
blood. Or. Williams' I'iak Pills afford
sueh a treatment, ns thoy contain all
the elements noooasary to build up
and purify thn blno'l. They increase its
oxygon carrying capacity enabling the
kidneys to pass lhe uric acid from the
body aud the othor organs to do their
work. Thus rheumatism is reached at
its root and permanently cured. Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills are absolutely free
from all habit forming drugs, and are
uot an experiment, ns the following
caso will show:-—Mr, W. Htndloy Lewis,
Pilot Mound, Man., says:—"I am a firm
believer in Dr. Williams' Pink Pills and
always keep somo by mo in case of need.
A few years ago while teaching school I
suffered so much wilh rheumatism in
my arms and shoulders tbat I had the
grentest difficulty in writing oa the
blackboard, and after trying a number
of remedies without houofU, I. was almost In despair, nnd folt inclined to
abandon touching. But one day I hap
peoed to pick up one of Dr. Williams'
almanacs, and read of the cure of n
number of severe esses of rhsumntism
through lho use of Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills. This decided me to give the PilU
n trial, and I hnd only taken thnm n
few weeks when I felt much hotter. In
the oourse of n few wesks more the
palm and ttiffnoat had nil left me, and
1 had no mure difficulty iu doing my
work. I cannot sav enough in praine
of Dr. Williams' Pink P«s for they
and tliey alone on red me of mf rheu
malism.  '
Sold by all medicine dealers sr by
mail st Aft cents a hm, or six bsacs for
."..Hii trom The Dr. Willsoass' medicine
Oo., BradwJHas Oul
head's compliments and the importuui-
ties uf the season. 1 believe she'll make
n milker from the Milky Way."
Mi .Hi.-ad's renunciation, humbly tra
gie, (ualutly imbued with a pathos and
tervor of its own, was complete. Mo
umount of argument, pleading or banter
wuuld move him from the course he had
i-kosen. Steve, crestfallen, annoyed, re
y ret lul, amused, gave it up, wrote out
a cheque, and shook his hand, with a
"Good luck" aud "tlurry baok," Thoy
had been long associated—Mudhoad
would return; perhaps iu a few days—
assuredly within a week.
The cowboy rodo slowly, sadly away
under the sentinel stars, a blurred shape,
crawling farther and farther across the
shadow-strewn plain. Steve sat again,
with feet perched ou pork-barrel, and
pondered upou the infinite variety aud
uapouts uf human philosophy. The sum
mor night, a short one at tho mosl,
dottpened, but the sleep god was engaged elsewhere.
The cattle—his cattle—lay contentedly inert, silent, upon the warm, grass
carpeted earth. The ranch cook, stirring upou bis perch amoug tbe sleeping
wives uf bis household, listened, aud is-
sued a tentative challenge to whomsoever, friend or foe, cared or dared to
The figure of a man on horseback
loomed suddenly near the corral-gate
The cattleman's bulk, in the starlight,
did not escape the keen eyes of this late
corner and for that presence he steered,
lie dismounted, aud clumped toward tbe
"Howdy, Iowa," Hteve said. "Help
yourself to a drink. I just drawed some
fresh, in the bucket there."
"That's first-rate," commented Iowa,
after doing bo. "Strikes the spot. I
wasn't expecting to find you up so
late," ho added.
"You never know what you'll run
across when you haven't got a gun,"
Stove said, fucetiously. "I'm settiu'
up thinkin' about all tho meanness I
ever dono. But you're gaddin' abont
pretty late yourself, Iowa."
"1 wanted to see you about a little
matter. I—I want to settle up. I think
there's a little coming, whatever it is.
L guess I'll have to quit the old UY,
Stove. I 've decided to try it out West.''
To the Westerner there is ever anothor
and more remote West.
"What? You, too, loWaf" Steve
caught himself quickly, turning the sentence into: "Why, overy spring somo
of tho boys go Weat. Thoy always come
back to got a drink of Arkansas River
water boforo they're through, though.
Aiu't we treatiu' you right on the UY,
Iowa, old timer!"
"Nover a holler on that score, Steve.
But the fact is. it's a private and personal matter. And don't tell Mudhoad.
Just say I went down to Houston, or
Ml Paso, or somewhere, to look at some
calves for you. until he gets accustomed. Mudhead's powerful—what do you
call itl Susceptible to whims and notions. It'd bo just liko him to quit, too,
right whon he's prosperous. Mudhead's
saved his dough and 'tended to his business, and he's yonng and good-looUin',
and sharp as a carpet tacit. I wouldn't
be surprised if he don't got married and
settle down and be somo account to his
country, one of these days."
"Has Mudhead got a girl, Iowaf"
"Has hof You've said it! And the
finest girl, Steve, that ever made n man
throw out his chest. Why, Miss Pearl
Kennedy, Steve, is forty-'leven kinds
of a jewel rolled into ono; and that's
no dream! Heigh—hum."
"Why tnat graveyard sigh, Iowa!"
"Oh. nothing at all, Steve. I like
her myself, a little—that's all. Sho pre-
i ers me to Mudhead, too; anybody can
see that when the three of us is together. Sue don't especially Bay anything—a woman don't have to, you
know, like a durned, flat-faced mnu, but
she looks it. And she gives jno a roso,
Steve. I've got it here in my shirt-
pocket.   Still, I can't marry hor "
"I don't seo why not——"
"Because it'd ruin Mudhead's life.
He's wrapped up in her. And they're
suited to each other as natural tis honey
and a bee. Why should I, a low-down
ignorant, ornery good-for-nothin' keep
stick in' nround to hoodoo a couple like
ihem? I'll tear out of here and let him
have her. You don't need to waste no
wind, Steve; I've douo decided. I'll
go away. Montana, or New Mexico,
maybe, I'll write you a picture card
when I get settled.
"And, Steve, 1 'm goring to leave that
sorrel colt of mine with you. He's got
good saddle Btock in him. Whon—'Mudhead nnd Miss Pearl Kennedy get hitched, tell her I want that she should havo
that there colt for her own riding horse.
You'll do that foT mo, Steve, won't
"Iowa, I ahorely will," In the vibrant moment of Iowa's closing appeal,
Steve forgot that Mudhead was gone,
that the girl was being bereft of both
swains, that th"re was naught but humor in the situation as it stood. Such
is the power of eloquence over the groping minds of men.
II was only when Iowa, with hie
cheque in pocket and gray Stetson pull
Od low over his clouded eyes, rode forth
and was test in the night, that Steve
reviewed the complete thread of the
comedy drama in nil its tragic absurd-
"I'm a son of a gun!" was his com
ment, "I'd better f,'o to bed and sleep
it off. I wonder if Siwash and Due karoo
will quit in the morning?" Hut ho
found consolation in the thought Unit
Mudhead aud Iowa wouldn't fare far.
"They'll bo bnck by sun-up," he
thought, as he dropped Into dreamland.
Mudhead and Iowa did not return as
expected. Dnys marching in orderly se-
quenco bocanto nttmborcd by weeks, then
weeks in tallies of four, but the knights
rode not, returning aweary from far-
faring in lands of strangers, duly, August, September. Camo Lhe fall roundup, and Stove Allen was short-handed.
It hnd beeu a busy summer for Steve,
marked by repeated absences and n no-
tori out! iimttentiveness to ranch responsibilities.
For n month, or thereabouts, he had
bcen doing better, however, The roundup spelled work, but he plunged into it
singing. In the mail one dny came a
chromatic card from Mudhead. He was
as far away as Albuquerque. Mudhoad
was neither scribe nor Pharisee, but albeit a reckless mutilator of words, from
the scholastic viewpoint, his missive
conveyed certain iilcas, Ihus snecintly
accomplishing his purpose. Ho wrote,
in brief:
deer fltev I atu here fir a day or
too an Brok this is a punk plaice 1
am reddy to com Back to work on
the u y rainch wenevor you say the
Word  Let me no an i will Bum it
Back   1 solid my bora   love to the
Boys  yors truly
M Morrison.
As nu evidence of good faith he up
pended a street address. Steve telegraph
ed u ticket.
It happened to bo Buckaroo who was
detailed to drop by the station with a
mount fur Mudhead—Buckaroo, the un
"If he dou't 'light off the noon train,
wait for the five o'clock," said Stove.
l1 And keep sober, you rounder, and take
Mudhead over to help out with the Eust
Kml outfit when be does come. Understand?" Buckaroo did understand, and
overcome by tbe weight of his inst rue ■
tions, fell garrulous. Ue grunted un unusually lung and clearly enunciated
Mudhead camo on tho noon train. It
was good to feel the rocking lope of a
tough cow-pony under a follow again,
and the cool flutter of Arkansas River
valley air on tho temples, after Albuquerque. There was u host of things
about which Mudhead felt a poignant
curiosity, too.
"How's everybody! Steve and the
boys und—loway! How's loway!" he
queried, as they rode.
"Ain't seen him lately," quoth Buckaroo.
"Where is he!   West End bunch!"
"Is loway married now, I wonder!"
"Maybe,   I ain't seen him lately,"
Mudhead relapsed into silence and
surrendered himself wholly to tho sheer
joy of living, Ho hoped Iowa was married; he'd be the sincerest and heartiest
of all when it came to bis turn to wish
Iowa and bis beautirul bride health.
wealth and unending bliss. The after-
uoou passed like a puff of smoke—smoke
that lingered in the distance, a purple
tmzo of Indian summer, on the knolls.
Mmlhend and some of tho others rode
in to tho ranch-house for suppor at twilight. Tho West End outfit arrived at
oue and the same moment, with a pounding of hoofs and a dust-cloud. There
was Skyhawk and Siwash and—lean*
jowed, unshaven, travel-stained and
grinning sheepishly—Iowa Davis, that
day returned, riding his good stood from
remote Montana. •
Stove pulled both wanderers from
their horses at tho corral-gate in the
extravagance of his jovial, rough and
ready welcome.
'' Get down, you globe-trottora, and
hug one another," he shouted. "We'll
kill a fat cow and celebrate the prodigals' return."
Mudhead. marking no fine distinction
of singular and plural In the statement.
thought he was the prodigal, while Iowti
uf the same mind, accepted the ovation
as hie own. Neither dreamed that the
nther had been absent. Each observed
his friend covertly and noted tho familiar lines of his personal appearance
hungrily, but each stifled certain questions he would hnvo liked to ask.
Mudhead decided that marital respon-
lulities set lightly on Iowa, but that
9 needed a razoring; that stubble on
his chin struck Mudhead as cause suflicient for a family row. Iowa thought
Mudhead, as a young married man, had
a care-free look to him and an utter
boyishness of manner, but that he seemed to hnve lost weight; he was as thin
as a rawhide halter strap. The first out
and out reference to the important sub
ject came from Steve as the threo
amhled toward the house side by side.
"I 'tended to the awardin' of that
Jersey heifor of yours. Mudhead." he
said, menniugly, the samo being Oreek
to lowu.
"That's good," said Mudhead henrt-
ily, stealing a glance at Iowa, whose
arm was on his shoulder. "I only wish
it'd been o autymobile or somethin' of
some account."
"It was nil O.K., Steve went on.
And that sorrel colt of yours, lown"
—it wns now Mudhead's turn to be mystified—"that thore colt of yours is now
In the possessir.n and custody of the
aforesaid lady, in concordance with your
predisposition and general orders, all
signed up and sealed, ess ess."
"I'm much obliged, Steve," breathed
Iowa. "It wasn't much for a woddin'
present, but when a feller's a poor dog,,
he can't do no better."
"Your apologieB are accepted, gents,'
said Steve. "And if T ain't mistaken,
thnt looks liko somebody on the porch
awaitin' for us all this time." Which
latter could not be gainsaid. The figure
was feminine. Tt was tho round-faced,
smiling, dimpled, arms-baro-to-the-elbow,
altogether lovely daughter of Ab Kennedy.
Mudhead and Iowa stood awkwardly
abashed, painfully self-conscious, before
tier; they swept their broad-brimmed
hats irom devoted heads, as true knights
should, when in tho presence of the lady
of their affections.
"Howdy do, Mis'is I) " stammered Mudhead.
"Mis's M-M " murmured lown.
at the same instant.
"Mistress Stephen Allen, boys," said
lhe cattleman, sonorously.
Mudhead and Iowa regarded each
other »t length. The girl laughed—silvery, liquid notes that rose ami fell mu
sicnlly. blended presently with Steve's
booming merriment.
"Well, I'm a sou of a gun!" said
"I'm right hi tlmt olass myself,"
said Towa, devoutlv,
"Its purpose was distinctly militaristic, but in order to deceive the people
and close thoir mouths about the military aim, a number of unobjectionable
uud oven commendable features were
put in, including many of the outdoor
exercises which the boys are expected
to perform. But these features did
uot blind the English pacifists to the
fact that the central aim of the organization was to promote the militarizing
of the English people and to open the
way for universal conscription, just as
were tho rifle clubs and other similar
things. The Scout movement wai a die
tinct and cunning device of tho military
"The friends of peace In England
saw, however, that many of the features
could be used in an opposite way, and
so Peace Scouts hare been organised,
and we believe with considerable measure of success, just aB were the Life-
saving Brigades, which were crested in
order to counteract tbe evils of tbe
Boys' Brigades,"
The same objection seems to hold
against the Boy Scout movement in this
country, says this journal   Thus:
"It is distinctly militaristic in its
purpose. It means to catch the boys
aud fill their minds with the lovo of
military performances before they sre
old enough to discriminate, and thus to
foster the war spirit in the nation and
promote the further growth of the Navy
and the Army.
"With the movement in this form
jwace-workers can, of course, have noth
ing to do, except to expose it and oppose
it at every turn. Nothing could be more
deadly and disastrous than to have a
wbole generation of boys brought up to
feel tbat war is still the same necessary
and supposedly glorious thing that it
was held to be in the past. The mor*
prominent the unobjectionable and val
uable features may be, the more insid
ious and mischievous the movement b
sure to become. Our friends should noi
be led astray by the fact that mini*
ters of the gospel aro approving th*
movement and assisting in creating
Scout Troops. The boy problem in thi
churches ifl nn extremely difficult on*
and ministers often jump at the oppor
t unity to introduce anything that
seems to render its solution more etis,i
Many ministers did the same thing sunn
two decades ago in regard to the Boys
Brigade movement, but most of then
afterward discovered their error anr
wero heartily ashamed of themsolvet'
It will be so finally in this case, aftei
however, a lot of irreparable mischief
has been done.
"Wherever the Scout movement is pi
ganized on a purely unn-militafistit
basis, with everything excluded tha'
tends to cultivate the love of 'the pomi
and circumstance' of war and througl
that the warlike spirit, with all tha1
that means in the perversion of the spir
it of 1 he boys, there t he friends ot
peaoo should lay hold and help wher.ve'
they are able to do so, or make a siL
cere effort to do something for tho boy?
in directions which will attract aud u
terest them, and at-the same time lift
and ennoble their spirits in truly Cbm
Han and humane ways."
Pastor Arpad, editor of Aa Eat (Budapest) and uow at Pittsburg, claims to
have bad tne latest interview of in
newspaper man or magazine writer win
Ooant Tolstoy, and that In his talk "tha
separation of the great Bussian writer
from his family was foreshadowed."
The Tribune reports this writer's further observations:
"So opposed was Tolstoy to luxuries
I that he would not publish two books-for
fear bis wife would spend the receipt*
from them on luxuries for their bona.
But beyond their disputes over household economy, the Tolstoys did not disagree and would probably have been
happy had it not been for Tolstoy 'a eccentricities. ''
MANY of tbe highly organized institutional churches are confronted
with a problem arising from the
popularity of the Boy Scout movement.
Shall the veiled inllueuce of militarism.
this is seen by friends of peace, be
encouraged by giving aid to this diversion of the young. The Advocate of
Peace (Boston), the organ of tho American Peace Society, writes in answer to
many inquiries. The subject is not an
easy one on which to give advice, it
admits, "because there are so many
features of the Scout programme which
commend themselves to nil friends of
boys; and, second, because there nre
Several organizations calling themselves
Boy Scouts whicli differ much in char
actor." The movement, as it was stnrted
in England by Sir Baden-Powell, had, as
its express purpose, the preparation of
younger boys to become soldiers when
Corns cannot exist when HollowayV
Corn Curs is applied to them, because
it goes to ths root and kills the growth.
SOMETHING like the Doukhobor
frenzy for going out to meet the
Lord without scrip for tbe journey
seemed to overtake Count Tolstoy some
weeks ago, with disastrous results. Witb
no other explanation of his purpose than
that lie intended "to retire from the
world," he left his home and embarked
on a journey toward a vague destination. The rigors of the march quickly
lold upou his feeble frame, and death
came at a small station barely eighty
miles from his home at Yasunvu l'oli
Dispatches during November reported
lhe Count "broken down by the hardships of a winter journey, mental strain,
and a rupture with Dis family. " One
rumor had it that he and the Countess
Tolstoy disagreed on the subject of
"luxurious" living. Another rumor
that was quickly contradicted bore the
tidings that the aged philosopher's wit',*
ittemptod death by suicide immediately
ifter the departure of the Count from
his huiue. Count Tolstoy's secretary,
-•ays a llussiau now traveling in tbis
country, forecasted the separation from
the "violent differences" between tbe
Count and Countess ovor the wny ahe
spent money for what Tolstoy considered luxuries. The New' York Tribune
prints this:
"Tolstoy hnd hoped to escape notice
after his hasty departure from Vasnaya
Pollana and spend a week of quiet faro-
well witb his Bister Marie, a nun in the
ancient cloister of Hhamardino, in the
province of Kolnya, but he insisted on
leaving immediately when he found his
retreat hnd been discovered. He drove
in a carriage last evening frr/m Shamur
■Uno to Kozelsh, accompanied by bis
•laughter Alexandra and Dr. Mnkovot-
sky. hi order to cover his movements
he announced that he was going to Moscow, where he has a house. Later, however, the party changed cars and hoarded a slow local train proceeding in the
direction of the Caucasus.
"Tolstoy, with his two companions,
made bis way to an unventilated third-
ulast compartment, which already was
crowded with peasants. I'he atmosphere
vvas stilling and he developed such a
fever that Dr. Makovetlky thought it
unwise to attempt tu reach Dankov, the
tirst town of any considerable size
along tho railroad. They left the train
at Astapova, which is merely a little
flag station. There is no hospital there,
and only a few peasant huts. The Count
wus taken into the station building,
where he remained during tbe night.
"On the way to Hhamardino Count
Tolstoy stopped overnight at the monastery r.f Optina. Before entering the
place he announced:
" 'I am the excommunicated and anathematized Leo Tolstoy. Ia there any
objection to my stay here?' The reply
was, 'It is both a duty and a pleasure to
offer you shelter.'
"Tolstoy spent the day iu the discussion of religious subjects with nn
aged monk whom he had met on a visit
to the monastery seventeen years ago."
A letter snid to hnve been left behind for Tolstoy's wife, contained this
"I cnn not continue longer to live a
life of luxury, and. liko many other old
men, I retire from the world to complete
my life in solitude.
"1 ask thnt yon do not seek my plnce
rrf sojourn, and that you do not come
tn It if it is discovered. T beg forgiveness for tbo grief tbat I may cause
fPHE (aet that metallic radium haa
L turn been extracted from its salts
was briefly announced in the literary Digest some time ago. We are now
able to supplv details from an article ia
The Scientific American (New York,
October 15). At is well known, until a
few months ago what wat popularly
called radium wat merely some one af
the salts of thit substance, generally tha
brotnid or ehlorid—the binary compound
of radium and bromln or ehlorin. To fat
the ehlorin away from the radium, leaving the pure metal, was a task whoae
difficulty was increased by the vary
small quantities of the salt tbat wait
available. It has finally beeu accomplished by Madame Curie, the discoverer of the new metal, working in collaboration with K. Debierne. These two
experimenters availed themselves of a
method suggested by Gunx fur tbe production c.f metallic barium itivolviag
the separation of the metal by flrst com
bining it with mercury, forming aa
amalgam, aud then expelling the mercury bv distillation.   We read:
"After some preliminary experiments
on barium . . . Mme. Curie and U.
Dobierue proceeded to prepare the amalgam of radium by the electrolysis of a
perfectly pure solution of radium elder
id, using a mercury cathode aud a plat
inum-iridium anode. . , . The amalgam was found to decompose water aad
to be extremely inconstant iu contact
with air, being perfectly liquid, in opposition to barium amalgam, which sudor identical conditions contains numerous crystals. After being dried, the
amalgam was rapidly Introduced into
an iron vessel, previously reduced ia
pure hydrogen. After placing this ves
sel into a quarts lube, thc whnle apparatus was evacuated.
"The distillation of mercury ts aa
extremely delicate operation whieh
should be so conducted as to avoid even
a momont's boiling, lest some particles
of tho substance projected. Thc experimenters carried out distillation in aa
atmosphere of pure hydrogen, keeping
the pressure of that; gas, permanently'
above the pressure of saturated mercury vapor at the temperature of the
iron vessel as 'determined by the aid
of a thermo-electric couple.
"In view of the very minute quanta
ties of material at the disposal of the
two experimenters, care had to be taken
to warrant an absolute purity c.f the
hydrogen. As hydrogen purified according to the ordinary process is still soled upon by the amalgam and metal, the
gas, before entering the apparatus, was
made to pass through a platinum tube
heated in the electric furnace."
The writer describes at some length
the process of distillation, which waa
both delicate and tedious, and whleh
was carried forward until the metal
began to give out vapors which wonld
attack the quartz tube. To quote again:
"Tho iron vessels were then found
te contain a brilliantly white metal,
which st about 700 deg. C. wuuld begin
to melt suddenly aud which, in the
experimenters' opinion, is practically
pure radium. The metal would adhere
strongly to the iron, beiny separated
therefrom with some difllculty,
" Metallic radium is altered very
rapidly at the contact with air, being
blackened instantaneously, in coaee-
quenee, it seems, of a nitrogen coxr
pound being formed. Borne metal particles  having been  scratched  off  with
small metal tool, one of them, oa
being dropped on white paper wa.s found
to produce a dark spot as by combustion. On coming into caatact with
water, these metal particles instantaneously decomposed, the latter most enor
getically, diasolving the greater part
of it, whicli would seem to show ths
solubility of tbe oxid. A blackish res
idue, which doubtless is the uitrogen
compound produced by the reaction af
the metal and air, would be dissolved
nearly completely after adding a very
small quantity of hydrochloric aeid.
Having been dissolved practically completely in the diluted acid, the metal
could not contain any appreciable
amount of mercury.
'The iron vessel containing the re
mainder of the metal was then introduced iuto a tube whi.di was sealed ia
the vacuum. This is to serve in meaaar
ing ths penetrating radiation of ths
metal and ascertaining whether ita
radio active properties really correspead
to theoretical calculations.
'Though the radio-active equilibrium
has not yet been reached, the first tests
would seem to show tbe increase of as
tivity to occur in'accordance with the
law of the production of emanation, the
limit of radio activity of the metal a*
iug about normal.
"As metallic radium is much more
volatile than barium, the two experimenters expect to purify it by sublime
tion in the vacuum on a cooled metal
COLTN KEMPER and Lincoln Wag-
' onhnls, of the theatrical firm, ara
enthusiastic autoinobilists. While
neither is in the habit of exceeding
speed limits, each is fond of boasting
tho relative apeed capacity of his respective machine.
"Did you say that you will race me
any distance on my own terms in your
new red maehinet" Mr. Wagonhnla demanded a few days ago.
"I dol" asserted Komper eagerly;
*' nnd I will beat you. Name any
handicap whatsoever!"
"Mako it without wind shields,
then,"   said   Wagonhals   triumphantly.
"Why without wind shields?" asked
Kemper curiously.
"Beh'nd a wind shield," retorted
Wag'enhnls, "yon could demolish any
record by using it for a sail!" "■" - -   -
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n— isTiAMosa. cminsBLANn. n.c
EVEBY one was getting a bit tired of embroidery bestowed helter skelter, and when designers came In with
the frothy models gay with bend work at the flrst of the
season they reeeived rapturous greeting. To be sure, ths
■Mt popular blouse of tbe day is really two waists, one under
Ihs otbsr, and material and work are increased if not doubled.
Bft quantities of fabric and lavish work, (}»,'')»?■ /■*''."> to be
regarded seriously inathese days oi riotous extravagance, and
af the dressmaker insists on three gi.wns for one, her client
4;' t)'
and black filch fur. Boras of the Frenehlest little fur
sets ars being turned out by fashionable tailors to go with
suits made by tbem. And there is a suggestion in thuse
blends of cloth nud fur for the girl with limited means and
old fnr thnt she eau convert into up-to date trimmings. Not
nn inch of fur ought to be allowed to go to waste this seams
while furs are so much used for garnishing everything but
actual underclothes. The newest and most bizarre hat,
fickpiece and tiiulV sets nre being made of brocade and fur.
These, of course, aro all more or less whimsical and to be
sightly must be original and savor of the picturesque.
Is there anything more appealing to feminity at large
than a delightful new perfume? To be sure many are called
but few are chosen, but if only it enters the circle of
the chosen .few and Ib accepted by women of refined discretion nothing is surer of a hearty welcome than a reeJiy
good perfume—aud whisper it softly—nothing is rarer. ^
There are perfumes and perfumes, and mnny of them are
highly successful 'rom a business point of view—which to
the particular woman is just the trouble—everybody soon
uses them, and tb?ir day of exslusiveness is over. But a new
one has just been imported from Russia that in my opinion
justifies till that cnn be said of it,-and so far it is certainly
quite uncommon. 1 think it Is bound to be a success, for it is
just exclusive enough in its fragrance to attract, and positive
enough to hidd one's attention, besides it isn't at all cheap.
Inch is a .blessing in disguise, for while a bottle lasts one
a long time-v-due to its strength—the price will keep it trom
becoming conimou, I hope. All of the toilet accessories—eau
de toilette, soaps, powders, a wonderfully tasting sachet, bath
stilts, etc., nre also supplied in the same odor, aud I feel enrs
that it's refined dplicacy will mako a place for it.
If it were not for the trimmings of dinner and evening
gowns they would be unsightly iu the extreme. The silks,
satins, nets, lares, passomenteries of gold nnd silver, art
beautiful—provided tho motives of tbe latter ars not too
heavy. Hut it is tbe cut as well as the way such garments
"are made that cause them to look like the venerable .Mother
Hubbard wrapper. There iB not the least shape to them.
And then over the whole yards and yards of mousseline sr
net sre made to depend. Tbose, in turn, are caught some
whore on the hem, and nt each step the drapery bobs in. A
whimsical little suit of satin cloth, the kind with a wsol
hack, had an odd, long straight tunic of the satin over a
velvet skirt. The coat had a bolero-shaped upper part which
wns of satin, with a perfectly straight undercoat that earns
just below'the waistline of velvet. The latter hung perfectly
straight and plain with square corners. Fnr edged the bolero
nnd its V front, and the bottoms of the three-quarter sleeves.
A stunning velvet gown trimmed with bands of astrakhan bad
the bands falling against wider bands of black chiffon, embroidered closely with little apaque white beade. Tbese little
white beads are used not only on gowns, but on waists. A
handsome blnck cent aud skirt suit has a waist of blaek
chiffon, and thn entire front of the waist is embroidered with
tbs white beads. Tbe beads are used on cloth, and oven on
velvet. Beaded trimmings of the kind come by the yard with
chiffon net or silk background in black or colors.    The square
Blue Gown with Banda of Sealskin
oarreuder*. Bo a little matter of two waists Is a mattor of
Utile moment. The most used suit waist is chiffon wi\h more
or'less elaborate bead work. It is put over either plain or
Persian silk. It is surprising how the vogue for Persian
affects holds on. Chiffon over-waists with Persian foundations
were here last year at tbis time, aud thoy seem to be little
hurt by the extensive use to which they have been put dur
tug the intervening months. I'he Persian gaiir.es and silks
have, improved much in colors and the ways they are applied
since tbey first came in. One of the innovations is the uss
sf-pastel.and even desd. tunes with the ..designs and color
iomhluatious which characterize so-called Persian patterns.
And the result in the best instances is really all that could
hs desired. But thc bead work is, of all tbs trimmings,
the moat generally popular. The wood beads, wonderfully
light iu weight whatever their siee, and dull of finish, are
the newest, and must effective in many cases, lu an ovsr-
waist seen only this week—it was made of black chiffon—
thero was a plain round necklace of these wooden beads in
,,ilntl -blue■alternating with old red. The low-cut neck of the
waist was embroidered with little beads in American Indian
effect. One ef the smart possibilities and .a practical one
ia  hand   embroidered  crepe  de  chine  and  a  Japanese  silk
Cittern waist that come in beautiful designs and that may
s colored at small expeuse to match uny suit. Buch a
waist is always in order for the walking tailor-mads, and the
silk wears well, ss s rule.
a    a    a
• All .•oris sf odd freaks arc cropping, out, in the. miUi-
'.aery salon.* Jpiss of the smart shapes, scan'only yesterday—
a big mushroom—bad thc wide brim covered with finely
shirred black; tails over gold .tissue.. The-tulle was shirred
•ver tiny cords at the edgo and sr6usd the middle of ths
brim. Around tha crown there were swirled Ivo or six
tawny orcntn feathers that completely hid it. Another hat—
a toque—bad a brown silk erown draped very high and full
Md a wide moleskin brim. Laee frills, black chantilly over
white, fell below the fur. Another hat—a big shape—had for
III solo aad oaly trimming a double bow knot of tba yellow
Sealskin Coat
collars sf sailor style are being used on all sorts of coats, and
they ars often bordered with far, Ths addition of snch s
collar with the fur edge often brings up to daU a passe garment left over from a former season.
• *    f
A season that brings est two nsw gowss—s«n iu design
as well as name—ought not to be called humdrum, end this
senson, from a sartorial standpoint, has never been in danger
of that stigma. The chemise gowu and the Turkish-trausrr
gown ars as nearly now as anything on this sublunary bphnre
ess well be. Neither is unknown to the globe, but both ars
novel   in   their   adaptation   te   the   prevailing   styles   of
• •   •
Boms of the bags bsing carried en the streets look liks
work pourhes. A shopper saw a pretty ribbon bag lying on
the countur one day tbis week snd, turning it over, auppoeiug
thst it was part of the stock of ths counter, discovered that
it bslonged to a smartly dressed woman standing by htr. The
bag was made of handsome dark ribbon that was iuterwoves
richly with gold. It was a mors loug strip turned bask st
both suds for pockets and caoght in the aiddle by two fauey
rings, aad was palpably of heme maaufaetore. The brocaded
ribbons Inter-threaded with tinsel look a little mors
"streety" thnn the faasy ribbons that have bona sssd aa
long for wark tofl _. . ft.-I.~\~
NOT fontsnt with roping Hens and
rhinoseri in African tropics and
Uking moving pictures of the process, American spurtsuutu havs turned
their attention to similar adventures
within the Arctic circle. In tbe early
summer of this ytar, Mr. Paul .1. Bai
uey i-et out on a hunting expedition
to capture some Arctic game alive and
procure moving pictures of wild life
ou tht world's northern icecap. In tht
current "Cosmopolitan" Mr. Itainoy
describes some hunting adventnrte
among tht pack Iee of Melville Bay.
Thc tirst gains sighted wss s kvrd nf
walrus oa a "growler"—a large lump
of ict detached from a berg.
At once the hunters were off:
Wt lowered the launch aud went after
them, ths captain nt the wheel, the
doctor and myself with the guns, aud
Whitney running tho engine. There
appeared to bs about fifty walruses is
the herd. The captain put the launch
right into tho middle of thtm, and she
hit .the edge of tht pan and almost
upset. The herd started to scatter,
some rolling sidtwayt into tba water,
others flopping across the ire with a
queer lumbering shuffle whleh is amna-
ingly uud deceptively swift. There was
an instant's scramble in the bout as we
righted ber; theu we fired, and brought
dowu five. And, by ths way, s point
about walrus hunting that may he
brought iu here is to remember that yon
must hit them in the head to drep them
dead on tbe ico If you wish to secure
ths bodies, for a mortally wounded walrus sinks ths instant it gsts into the
The Eskimos who wars with us harpooned three mors of tbe walrssts,
which went off with the floats, and wt
started after them. I harpooned one,
a huge fellow witb enormous tusks, and
he dived as 1 drove tbs hsrppon into
him. In some manner ths lies get
wound around my leg, throwing mt
down and dragging me half over the
nun wale. Just as I wns going ev><r-
board I managed to kick myself fret,
but it was an exciting moment. Bvery
time ths brute tame up ws shot him
uud finally sactstdtd in killing him.
Our uext efftrt was with a wounded
cow that charged us. And the attask
of a wounded and infuriated walrus,
even though Indic.ous, on account tf
the beast's tlumsinoss and uswisldintss
—if yr.it are far snsugh away ts ess
the funny side of 1%—Is na joke.
This tew had two talvee, which ws
secured alive, and took hack to ths ship
with us. By that timo the wind was
rising, and a fog was rolling in.
We got hack to tha ship all right,
and hoisted ear two walrus calves an
board. They were stupid little fsllowt,
sleeping most of ths timo, and whan
tliey woke would begin promptly to
bellow for dinner. We fed thom son
densed milk out of nnrsing-bottles that
we had brought along fer the parous*;
they absorbed most alarming quantities
of it, ond quickly diseevsrsd a tritk,
when they eould hold no mora, of snsk
ing up a large mouthful and blswiag
it with great precision ln tho face of
the man whs happened to ha playing
Walrus calves wors not tho oaly livs
game pursued, howsvor. Moving pictures were taken of herds of mask oxen
and of docks of eider duck, bat th* big
game was polar bear,
Oue of the Eskimos with us, aamsd
Kulitinguah, was a great bear-hnater.
Ht wan a stumpy little daredevil, with
the eye of a lynx, and if there were a
bear anywhere within a radios sf tea
miles he was bound to find it. He fouad
our first one—a large female—near a
big Ice-pan, early oue morning, sad we
promptly decided te take her alive. So
we lowered away tbe launch, aad chased
her. Bhe got in among the pas too,
uud w.heu *-w,e ran alongside of htr she
showed fight in a minste. Now Bartlett, who was fleering, bad always maintained that a bear could not psssiblr
get into a boat from the water, and he
harangued ui to that affect with great
gusto, and urged mt "tn get ths rope
on lier." This wan a good deal easier
said than done. Tor about half sii hoar
we played a sort of game of tag, the
great white brute ducking and dsdging,
diving out of night, aud rum iug up
with a surge and a roar and a fash sf
hcr terrible fangs. At last I mieeeeded
in getting the noose over her hosd, st'd
quick as a cat che dived under the boat
and came out on the other side, sn tk^
ice. Ilefflre lie could get the engine
reversed she had actually succeeded'tH;
pulling the bea* up"on the edge ef the
ice, snarling jWd growling asd tearing
tit the rope ■nround her neck. We did
some of the quickest work of this entire
expedition getting tbnt engine going
asters, niid wheu we backed off int* deep
water we pulled her in, too. Asd then
we had tbe laugh on Bob, for tbe minute she struck the water the bear dived
again, came up alongside the boat just
where Bob wae sitting, and reared her
head and forepawt over the gunwale.
With a yell he turned everything loose
and jumped for the other side of thc
boat, while the rest of us roared with
laughter, I took a boathook and mas
aged to keep hor out of the launch, nnd
wc towed her bsrk to tbe ship. Aiitthtr
tussle began whea we got her aloug-
side. Bhe was pretty weak by that
time, but still fighting mad, and wo were
nearly as used up as die was by tbe
time we got tbe winch hitched to her.
But after that it wat easy, and madam
was hoisted up the side like a bale ef
cargo and lowered into one of the for-
ward hatches. Here, when she got her
wind bnck, she settled down in quits a
matter of fact way, but a fresh difllculty appeared when wo needed mure
coal out of tht hatch, and the men did
not care about going down to get it.
This bear is now one of Dr. Uornaday's
guests at th« New Vork Zoo.
But bear hunting is not all comedy,
as 1 will shortly tell you.
In gettiug out of Jones Sound w
found thc ice tht worst we had so far
encountered. It took ns nearly twenty-
four hours to njake five miles, and nearly every two or three hundred yards
the ship would jam so that we had to
dynamite h*r out.    This is even  mors
An Oil That is Tamous,—Thosgh Canada wss not the birthplact of Dr.
Thomas' Eeleetrie Oil, it is the home
of that famous compound. From h*re
its good asm* was spread to Central
and South America, the West Indies,
Australia and New Zealand. Tbat is
far afield tsough to attest Its excellence,
for ia all these countries lt le on sale
aad ia demand.
tedious than ramming, and as I was
setting off the charges under Curtain
Bartlett's supervision 1 got very little
rest. Ouo charge drifted under the ice
snd came np alongside us, and wben it
went off I thought Ue ship was going
clean out of the water. When 1 went
below, I found Woodward picking up
ths epocss aao tableware that had jumped off th* table; iu tny quarters all the
pictures were kn*ck*d dowu, uud Dr.
Johnston declared thut in hts cabin the
paint, had been shaken off the wall*.
But it. set bar free, and after that we
mud* somewhat better progress.
After saving been on deck for m*r»
thau twoaty-fonr honre, I turned in. It
seemed as thlljjh 1 had been asleep for
barely ten minutes when Dr. Johnston
woke mo te ssy that huli had, ae usual,
e*es a boar an tbo ice ahsuiL This was
limbing new; we ware iu a great bear
country, and hardly a day passed that
ws did not at least g»t on*; neverthe
lees, thoro was always sum? thing irresistible in the inospeet of getting au
olhsr. So I tumbled out, and we starUd
with the dogs and th* Eskimos. Ths
bear proved tt b* three bear*, on* of
them ths largest bear that 1 hove ever
Tbe dogs' feet were so sor* thst at
first they would net take th* trail; how
•v*r, we got thvm on to it, and they
broaght Iw* *f the bears to bay. Ons,
the smalleet, loped off uerese the ite.
The captain took a conple of king range
shots snd killed him ut the second trial
Whitney hit th* next oae, whi«h went
down on tho ice. The big one we want-
ad ta tak* alive. Pearwater, one of our
hunters, went after the wounded one-
that was on the ie*, while we dosed up
on the big fellow, which was fighting
th* dogs, fladdonly we heard a yell of
alarm, and saw the bear that we had
thoaght nearly dead get to its feet aud
charge. Pearwater threw np his gun.
but it was on the safety, and he did
not understand how to work it. The
bear was eo *!•** that we dared not fire
for ftar ef hitting him. To onr horror,
the brute' rose oa its hind lege and
lunged at him, kseeking him down, but
whether it was blinded by blood or
erased by pain It luckily kept on, aud
Pearwater scrambled to his feet, only
slightly injured. It wae as narrow an
*e*np* as . *v«r knew a hunter to have.
I gave my gun t* Cudluetn, one of tbe
Eskimo*, asd he went after the boar
asd killed it, although it tried to charge
As g**d luck wonld have it, the large
bear, after killing *ue of the dogs, gave
op tbe fight sud tsok to the wnter. Bob
and I chased kirn in the launch, and
aftor a struggle I gat a noose around
his n*ek. Fortunately there was a
clear Uad of water between ns and the
chip. Twits h* tried te get Into the
boat; when we finally got nnder way,
towing him behind ns, his struggles
wors terrific. Tor a while it seemed ss
th*agh t* sav* our own skins we wonld
have to sheet him, but after an hoar
and a half of hard work ws got bim to
tbs ship's aid*. W* tied a rope on to
th* ho*k *f ths derrick that the men
lowered t* ne and started to hoist him
ont of th* water. He ehnrned it into
f**m h*f*r* wt g*t him ont of it, and
ont* temt sear capsizing the launch.
Imagine, if y*n *aa, that twelve bun
drtd peusds of yellow-white bulk roaring, fighting, swinging fifteen feet in
th* air at a rope's end against the
ship's sldo. Whts he was in mid-air
ws dise*v*r*d that something was wrong
—tha noose had become too tight and
wae strangling him. I don't think I
shall ever forget that sight as he swung
ther*, bottling f*r life, his enormoos
paws threshiag like fails. There wae
nothing to da, however, bnt to keep on
haslisg him np, but by the timo we
got him *ver the rail be hud choked to
death. It was a pity, for ho was a Magnificent brut*, and dead game. We
found eut afterwards that he was too
large for thc cases, measuring nine feet
from tip t* tip, so that we could sot
here kept hisi if we had been able to
get him aboard alive,
That snme day we killed two other
boars, and a day er so later took alive
a magnificat! specimen. We named him
Silver Ki»g, ea account of hie beauti
fui *eat. Silver King ie also i* the
Bronx Zoo, New. York. Prom the first
he was so ferocious and hard te handle
that, more than ,onoc ouly his superb
'appesfnue* kept kirn from suddea death,
riofa The rocky mountains to
skKKU-'aflftJ    THE raA
Possibility *f a Waterway
tAajy*P#F.yH from Ottawa states
tX that um*ug th* survey parties returning from their season's work
wero those engaged in enquiring into
t/he feasibility of tk* construction of a
waterway from Winnipeg to th* Bookies
by way of the Saskatehewss Kiver.
While the survey has nut been com
pleted, it is stated that it hus demon
-trated that the waterway cus be built
without any insuperable difficulties. The
nine-foot port *f it from the bead of
Loke jWipuipeg to  Im  Pas  would  emit
A toft
I mat th
wrath, and a little
«f Abbey'i Sill
sweetens • sour
Ke and 60c
8sM everywhere.
M,oon.00ll, and roughly tweaking, tbi
whole would aot eutuii aa expend it uss
of ttWHHI.OOO. Tt»l revenue fron tit
development af 8<MM0 bono power *t
llrnnd Path wooH, at in estlmoted, bt
mere- thau nuQiiviout to puy the inters^
on the total oatfay. Prom La Pan a 1t»
foot waterway le proposed, if this k
needed. If the route ie eonntraeUc
(unuda wri. hare tin greatest system m
inland waterways Id the world, exteai*
g from the aa* to the Rocky Men-
tains, save fer a distaste between rest
William aad Winnipeg. The survey ej
ths Seekakekewne will be eontieatl
next year, bat un(U it is completed, tt
eoosee, no appropriation for soai'
tins will be modi.
NCBHABI tn the price of land SMf
be reasonably regarded as an isdet
to tke growth and prosperity of l
new country. Ks in the Home-leal,
with tbs development of great iadst
trial eentrss the vales of bnilding sit*
rises in proportion to tke demand fst
tbem: so, too, ht the great Dominion at
he west are prises advancing witk tks
continuous eoaunereial expansion, Tkkt
increase has been recorded in reports al
Canadian land companies, and also at
thoee of tke Canadian Pacific aud Can
ailitin Northers Hallway Companies. Tin
average pries received' from the laad.
uf tbe Urtter emnptinv has increase*
from *e.;H! ia UWR lo t».36 In 1B08, sad
to 11 MM tkkt year. Por the eonipasisf
post flnansatl year tbe receipts for laai
sales anwuted to *HM 1,000, while hi
ths previosB ysar the sum realized was
only tUMl/MA. t* this sonnectiM »
ay be anted that the Canadian Nortl
ern has iaatgsratod ou energetic campaign in Areat Britain, and has diBpoatA
of a large trust of hs kind to a colonist
tion sampany, tke object of this nsw
departtrs being to settle British farmers
ia tke itistrist tt the went of Alberta. 1
means Is hereby afforded of acquiring
kind at a reasonable rate while there S
enough and to spare. Yt ben the demaai
for bulkting sites increases, as increass
it mast, wtth the inevitable devslop
ment of the eosntty in every direetiot
aud tbe expaaskm of trnde and com
mono, the valae tf hud, especially that
which is soatigtow to expanding cities,
will twtaredly appreciate, and those
witk available sapttul wbo delay getting
ts now will vainly regret having filled
to take advaatage of tbe opportamitias
at present afforded them.
WHKN making tp washing material
it is important to shrink tks
Xide before cutting. All suet
as deck, madras, linen, anl
cheviot shriak an lack in a yard tks
first tins tkey are washed, and it li
quite possible that every time tbey art
wasked eBbeeqeently tkey will continue
the shrieking yrooees to some extent
As expert dressmaker recommends I
simple asd sstisfaetsry way of shrink
sg waskiag gosda "Fill a bath-tub,':
nhe says, '"cseqwarter full of clett
wuter. Pold the tutorial in n cleat
towel, to prevent dast settling on it
place rt in the water, and let it remain
there all day and overnight. Then bang
it np dripping wet te dry. It will take
a long time te dry, but it will dry il
time asd he smsstk ssuogh to inaks np
without ironing. When tbe dress OJ
hlonss is SBweiete, dampen and press,'
There hae been ccnsiderable publts
onttry ia Ragland became a man hu
beea scatenced to twenty-one days is
prison for stealing two pies. Less that
a csstary ago, however, aa individual
wan hanged far a es*finely similar of
To jadge by thaw recest attempt tr
weigh the earth, American scientists
weald ssern to bo fond of weighing
things. Beat! tiase ago tbsy said a mas
lost half sa eanee at ths moment of
iloatk; therefore . soul, thsy sail
weigas half aa otnee.
Imparities af tbe Blood Ooanteractel
-Impurities it tbe bleed come from dc
feets is the actios ef tbo liver. The;
are revealed by pissales and unsightly
hlotthes ea the aha. Tbey must bc
treated iawardty, and for this purpose
there is ne BM>rc oifsstivo compound tt
lie used thaa Parmelee's Vegetable
lilts. Tkey aet ifirectly os the liver
and by netttag up healthy procosaes have
a li.nri.iul elect apnn the blood, st
thut imparities aro eliminated.
era new and entirely dlffsrsat hem ordinary areparaasea.    They ,n I
Ihelr purpose without disturbing the rest cl the system, sal sre itisssfcss ks
Ideal lasadvs for thc aurmlng mother, ss thsy do ael affsot the efaM.
Compounded, like all NA-DRU-CO proparadoeat by e*p«t AaaMa.   H
uasatlsfsotory ws'U f\tily return your money.
ZSaabos.   II y.ur dnigflat has aot yd sksokel lbs*, ssad 25a. aai we
will mall them. *
tt.-mAl bn. m* Ck«nk™i Cawr af C—'-. "   ~  I.     .     .     .
Sackett Plaster Board
The Empire Brands of Wall Plaster
The Manitoba Gypsum Co.. Limited
Published   every   Saturday   at   Cumberland,   B.C.,  by
Ormokd T. Smithe,
Editor and Proprietor.
Advertising rates nuMulied tlsewline in the paper.
8ub«ori|itk>B price II .60 per year, pujnUv iu iidsuuee,
The editor duct nut  ltoU   liimsilf  isspoiMiUc fir  views uprated by
SATURDAY, Feb., 4,   1911.
What the Editor haB to say.
Probably tbe majority of our readers have noticed the ex-
troardinary statement of Public School accounts for the City
which has been published in both local papers for the past
couple of weeks.
The School Board is bound by law to publish a properly
audited statement of receipts and expenditure for each year,
but the statement which has been published deals with expenditure only.
We would suggest to the Board of School Trustees that
they comply with the law and publish a proper statement of
The total amount of Revenue derived in the City last
yeur from real estate tax was less than $4000; of which a-
mourit $2096 wa.s spent upon the City Schools.
Now, the School Act states very plainly that a tax upon
real estate not exceeding 5 mills on the dollar may be levied against real estate for school purposes,
No sum of money out of the general revenue of the
City may be used lawfully for school purposes, but the expense
of maintaining the school must be kept down to the limit of
revenue raised by tbe special school rate.
The amount of municipal revenue that has been eaten up
by school expenditure in this city is actually equivalent to a
taxation upon city real estate of 10 mills on the dollar, or
It follows, then, that last year's Council authorized the
expenditure of considerably over $1000 for a purpose that it
had no legal right to do, and it is a fact that had any property owner in the city so desired, they might have secured an
order of the court restraining the Mayor and Aldermen from
allowing this illegal expenditure of the citizens' money
This large sum of money might have been spent with
marked advantage to the city upon the streets-
In order that we may not be misunderstood, we want to
sny right here that we do not want to see the expenditure for
educational purposes in this city curtailed by so much as a
single cent.
Our Public School and High School have been productive
of very excellent results, and reflect great credit upon the
work of the teachers and School Board alike.
To maintain the ellicieucy for the coming year it will be
necessary to expend a sum at least equal to that expended
last year for school purposes, but the City Council may not
lawfully tax the citizens for this purpose as they have ill the
past, and some other means of raising the amount necessary
over and above the tax of 5 mills on the dollar must be devis
In other words the Government must make up this eatra
atiount. They are bound to see that the children of this province are properly educated, and they have at the same time
absolutely forbidden municipalities to levy a tax of more than
5 mil's on real estate, for educational purposes, therefore it
seems clear to us that the Government must provide the
balance needed to maintain the necessary standard of efficiency iu our schools.
Cumberland City Council
Statement for the year 1911
Cash ttnlanee Brought
Forward fruui 1910 (333 90
Dog Tax
Draiq Aoonunt
Hall Account
Police Coart
Ileal K.*tnte Tax
Road Tax
Trnde Licensee
Sundries, Band Hall Rent     6.00
Adv.rtisinglAccoutit |52,50
Fuel 14.50
Drain Account, (Sewer Bye
Uw 180.50)   234.20
T.wl Aecoiint 19.72
Hog Tags 8.26
W. Mcl-cunao J020.00
J H.Oihv 960.00
W.Brown 720.00
C. Krause 267 00
J, A brains 800.00
A.McKinnon.Salary 360.00
Extra Grant 1910 25.00   385.00
Election Account (Two
Firo Protection Account
Road Tax - Id fund
Ileal Kstiitt    Hi fund
Health Acoitut
Hr Mm-Nii tight on 125.60
A 11 lVscey 40.90
Hall Account
Scnvangor Account
Nims 5.00
KAI* 16.00
O.H.TnrbeU  31.70
185 00
Isolation Hospital
Incorporation  Account
PlUlarrisoi 66.00
Office Account 79.65
Police Court Account
WitiH-ssi's'Exponset 15,00
WMoWnna. 80.30-
PP.Hatriwii 47.50   92.80
I/ian Account 1000.00
Sohol Account 2696.00
Trade License -Refund 25.00
Liirlit li Repairs 466.60
SchIk Inspector 4.00
Sidewalk A/c. 68 60
Interest A/c 279-45
Stable A/ct
B.Crawforrt 128.46
S.B.Ward 61:91
Campbell Bros. 19.70
Sundries 71,14 281.25
A. Maxwell 180.00
P.P.Hartison 60.00
Insurance Premium 46. 0
Donation 24 Ma; fund 25.00
C H.Tarbell 22.55
T.E.Bate 10.50
B.C Municipalities 10.00
Sundries 95.57       890.12
Balance in hand 381,41
Total 10857.96
City Bldg. and Lots 2000.00
Central School 10000.00
Fire Hall and app.iantus 1000.00
Safe 250.00
Horss Waggon A Cart 250.00
Isolation Hospital 600.00
Real Estate arrears 571.14
Scavanger 21.00
Mrs Funk Sewer Repairs 31.25
Sewer Pipes on hand 277.52
Are you
If not
ilo is ?
In either case yon should be interested in this
Sewer Loan Unpaid 1000.00
Orerdraft on Royal Bank 2000.00
Certfied at Correct
City Auditor for 1910
Beadnell & Biacoe
Gomox. B.g.	
S<*a frontages and farming land for sale
Not the Cheapest, but the Best
Catalogue Pree
Vancouver Island Nursery Co.,
Somenos, V.I.
%*ee * • > > »»+.» i »»»»»»> »♦»»».
Carrying a fall line of the very best
and Jewellery
Also a
The present owner is making lots
of money, but will sell at a sacrifice
on account of
Will sell on the buyers own terms
The building and lot are also for
sale cheap, or will rent on reason*
able terms
Full particulars may be learned
by communicating with
The Islander Office
Cumberland, B.C. I "■"•■»'■
.?«^" u:.... , , .
Clean Up Prices
on Many Lines!
We have finished stocK-taking
and these lines must go, as we
will not carry them in onr stock
for next season. Watch this
space, it mea's sav'ng and value to you.
Simon Leiser
& CO. LTD.
The Russell
The only Cat- "Made
in    America   witli
the "Silent Knight
Valveless Engine,"
Also made in valve
... style . . .
Cleveland. Brantford, Maaaey-Harrla, Perfect and Blue Flyer Bloy-
oles; Fairbanks Morse Gas Engines; also the Moore Gasoline
Lighting Systems. Oliver Typewriters. Repairing ofall kinds.
Bicycles, Sawing Machines, Guns, e,ti\     Scissors ana' Skates ground.
Rubber Tires for Baby Carriages.   Hoops Jor Tubs
SL_    _
ThiB  BEST Machine on the Market
and sold on EASY TEEMS	
JEPSON BROS., District Agents, Nanaimo, B. C
C. Stgratif, Local Rcitressntativc, Cumberland, B. C.
________ *___. trthf •ns-s Jn^,it^n££^£^___^h___^____^___ir^__\
a-. :r. bates
Handles property of ull kinds
Farms, Ranches, Fruit Lands
in the Upper Country for sale.
Insurance Agent & Conveyancer
one.    opissmousi
"Leading Tobacco King."
Better known as
Dealer in Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
Ot Billiard Hmun in connection
If you wish to make your piano or
fiu-niiiiiY appear just like new, try a
Untie of Boyle's I'iano and Furniture
Polish, lt is an exc«|iliunnlly gwHl
polish ami you will not use any other
afler having ti-iwl it ouce. It is put
up in 7I5o ami 11,25 bottles—For »»1«
hy Chasftgravest "the Islander" ollir
Rubber Footwear
Gum Boots
llie finest hotel in the city.
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Good
Wet Goods
Best Tit-end and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
If. M. Beadnell,
Comox, B. C.
Agent for E & N.
Comox  District.
Tha sbnTo will ba paid to ths person
giving information which lssds to the
coiivio'ton of ths party or psrties wh<
shut snd killed my mure colt on the night
of Sopt., 4'h, in tbs vicinity of my S. E.
corner post. Address, J. Lswrsnce, K.\i>
Bay, Comox, B C.
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
The  McClary  Manufactuing Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
.. . CHAIRS, COUCHES, eto. eto., is complete ...
A special sale of LINOLEUMS and CARPET SQUARES
... during February ...
"The Furniture Store"
MoPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.O
Mah Lee
P. 0.  BOX 294
Near the Saw Mill
Horseshoeing a Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
Pilsener Beer
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
:==Best on the 6oasts»
Pilsener Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
Valentine  Dance
Cumberland  HaU
February 14
TU* Public are Warned to bo Careful
If Theso Strong-Smelling, Oily Liniments Containing Harmful Acida,
Ammonia, Etc.
Many people hare clung to tlic old-
fashioned idea that u thick, greaBy lini-
Hent i> the boat kind. Doctora say not
—ami they know.
Becoutly a number of these whito,
•ily Uniiiit'iits woro analyzed, mid thoy
wero found to contain an enormoualy
hi^h percentage »'f harmful acids, mid
Mu*h Irritating cheintcalB an ammonia,
• tr. For t)n> momont thoy may cauao
a warm sensation when flrBt applied,
but thoir continued use never cures
rheumatism, and only deteriorates the
•kin, Bote up inflammation mid causoe
eidloss trouble
When a doctor warns yoo tn qui!
isin^ a while, oily liniment—do ho, Uo
fcnnwH that a thick liniment run t pone
trite, can't sink through tho poros and
rearh tlic scat of the pain.
Whrti asked liis opinion a few flays
11*0, Hr. Roberts stated that he eomid-
•red a strong, penetrating, palnsubdu
big liniment, such i\. "Nerviline," tr,
Se superior to any of the wliite ammonia
Hiiments, In Ms twonty-flve yenrs of
practice be liad witnessed eases of rlien-
matiMti, sciatica and lumbago Uiat simply would imt resiiiiii.l to ordinary trent-
«t*>n!—Imt NYrviline cured them. The
M»i" physician also spoke of the great
advantages of keeping a preparation
Kke Nervillne in tlm house always, be-
einso of crampB, diarrhoea, stomach disorders, earache, toothache, headache ami
euch minor nil meets. Nerviline is a
Irst-dasa cure. There is scarcely an
arlie or a puin, internal or external, thnt
Nerviline won't cure. In thousands nf
homes no (.ther pain-relieving medicine
is used, Pifty years' continued success
■.id the endorsement nf the profession
ht* proof that Nerviline is the liniment
for the home,
That Reminds Ne
THE requisites for this work are the
hest quality of pulverized sugar,
white blotting-paper, a Rhort dull
knife with a good deal of spring tn it,
one nr more shallow saucers, n small
tumbler of water, flavoring extracts,
colorings (such as confectioners use),
aud tints, tangerines, oranges, pineapples, or almost any fruit in season.
In the way of flavorings, peppermint,
wintergroon, vanilla, essence nf Jamaica ginger, cinnamon and coriander and
caraway seeds are popular favorites.
Where the fresh juices of the fruits aro
■Bed, the water will not be found neces-
Into a saucer put a small quantity
nf sugar and moisten carefully with
Water or fruit juice, stirring in drop by
drnp, until the mixture is of such con-
■iatency as to drop easily from the point
Of the knife into such shapes as one
may desire on the white blotting-paper,
which absorbs undue moisture,
Nut-meats, candied or preserved cherries, are pressed in or laid on top of
the mixture, while still moist, (.'hopped nuts or grnted eocoanut may be
mixed with the sug.ir nnd used as a filling fnr pitted dates or figs.
A law which wns only struck off the
statute hook of England in 1«10. allowed a man who appealed against sentence
Of death to fight with the nearest relation of the murdered person—and thus
make proof of liis guilt or innocence.
ft is proposed that all the Marys in
the British Empire shall subscribe for a
Coronation gift tn tyteen Mary. The
ium realized ought to be a large one.
for it is estimated that there are fully
two milliona of Hritisb and colonial women and girl" who boar this name.
Dr.Martel's Female Pill?
fmrrtl ttl and rtOOmmtndtd tor womtn'l »t
ntntf » i-lfnlifl-allj prtpkttd rtniHtjf nt prov*
•orHi. Tin- rwalW Irom tin ir DM »rr ijuiok KRi
MraiDMt    far **!• e\ itlt «tru(f cUrii.
VARICOSE VEINS, Varicosities,«•
etotayOj ttUggS en. 9_t__M
iUl ralltvMi and *?-Titn*jir «
A WM. SU* MilMMIfl luitwuii. UkM MM MNMML
filmri wn. it<-in iuMwti Mr. Lnk* Kkvutfttgh,
■n Brian si   w. RprinfMld, Mui, »uttnwi u j**tt
Wiih fti.M-^i".. v»..i:«l Tfi/ii   Mi doctor fwWlMd atop-
Sft_ work ".ul ifKiir "> tw\   Inw/-*'! t>[ ! ulng tn til UMd
KHOUIUNV., JK.,«m1lnftmoTith«-Mn>«Ut#M>i«.
•Ml *.;■<! iwrllinf lowl all ili»*pi*j.rw. nii<t I* wu tO>
Vnll tn»M. f.rtwiwr* (tout*. WriA, 1 ■.;u■ -r*. i »»«
en 1 I»ttJ I'titf' -•    I  nr>-# Plralni *::i\ ■• i ■'.:.'.   flmtcL,
JK»13»i.t)oiiloudniK)rittaorilrllTi>rr<i. H.h.lir trr*.
I F. VOUNG, P. 0. F„ 210Ttmp1i St., Sprlntflild, Uut
llll", L.4,, H...l.».l. I *n«.!!. i     .(rait,
AIm  'l..'-h.-'   b;   it, IIIII     MU '   k   «l ••■■•   10.,   "Unll-,1
TH I ' .<"■<■■ ii 10110 A t ill nil 4 J. tU., '-'i..-iv», A Ut-
•wn *m* SiiHrk*UUH *-ur\ iv- U4- ' •!-.
Liquor and Tobacco
4.. McTAGGAKT, M.D., CM.,
75 Tonga St., Toronto, Canada,
lU.nr*nMi   ai   tn   I Jr.   M< T|l(fsrL'l   prof*!1
■lenal  itandiag m<i  personal  Fntefrity  psr-
■muni t.j:
Sir. W   K. lfeiwlilh. Ohlef Jul til*.
Hon. QftO,   W.   U>.m,   r-i premier of  Ontario.
Hr* y UHrwaih. [)l>. PraiUanl Victoria
f.-r      Fatbar      '.••■If.      Pr«lld«at     of     St.
-Uinltaal's CulUfa,   Tarantu.
RiRiu it**  f r  Sweeny, D.D., i:nUp et
Tar unto.
Dr. UpTA^iari'i TUetablfl renedtei for tbt
li«H»] «nd toba^'O liahili arr- bealthful, aaf«,
laaipaniiTe bnmo trt«atnii(nU. No hypodermic
fciJMtioiii "• pnbHciiy, no lorni of thnn from
bwinaii, and a aflrtaln nir'.
0*MUUtioa or eorreipoodAace lovitnd.
DHFKNDINO   Counsel   (to   witneas
in   bandages):   "Are  you   married f"
WUnoaa—"No, I wan knocked down
by a oab last woek."
THOMAS HOOP was visited shortly
before his death by a clergyman.
" My   dear  sir,"   Hood   aaid   to
him, looking nt hia gloomy counteiatnce,
"I   am  nl'raid  your  religion  does not
agree with you."
questioning   tho   terrified   class):
"And now, boys, who wrote Hum
Timid Boys " P [i pleane, Bir, it wasn't
Squire (after loud and prolonged
laughter): "Ha! hul That's good; and
1 suppose the littlo beggar had done it
all tho time."
TMIK motto of tho amateur actor, according to Seymour Hicks, it* that
"it is better to have had a frost
than never to have played at all."
On this subject he .piotes a happy
retort of Sir W. S. Gilbert's.
"What do you think of our amateur
chtbf." said an enthusiast,
"t think they are not so much a
club as a bundle of sticks," said the
master M repartee.
A  LITTLE boy was entertaining the
minister the other day nntil his
mother could complete her toilet.
The minister, to mako congenial conversation, enquired:
"Have ynu a dog?"
"Yes, sir; a dachshund," responded
the Ind.
"Where is he?" questioned the dominie, knowing the way to a hoy's heart.
"Father sends him nwny for the winter, llc says it takes him so long to
go in and out the door ho cools the
whole house off."
w       tt       w
TWICK as the buR slowly wended its
way up the steep Cumberland Gap,
the door nt the rear opened and
slammed. At first those inside paid
little heed; but the third time they demanded to know why tbey should be
disturbed in this fashion,
"Whist," cautioned the driver;
"do.m't spake so loud; she'll overhear
"The mare. Spake low! Shure Oi'm
desavin' th' ernyture! Everry toime
she 'ears th' odor close ahe thinks wnn
o' yez is gettin' down ter wnlk up th'
hill, an' that sort o' raises her spirits."
* w       w
TUEY were on their honeymoon. Tie
hnd bought a catboat nnd had
taken her out to show ber hnw
well he could handle a boat, putting
her to tend the sheet. A puff of wind
came, and he shouted in no uncertain
tone: "Let go tbe sheet!" Xo response. Then again: "Let go the sheet,
quick!'' Still no movement. A few
minutes nfter. when both were clinging
to the bottom of the upturned boat, he
"Why didn't you let go that sheet
when I told you to. dear?"
"I would Imve," satd the bride, "if
you had not been so rough nbout it.
Von ought to speak more kindly to your
* *    «
ARCHBISHOP KYAN was visiting a
small parish in a mining district
ono dny for the purpose of administering confirmation, and asked one-
nervous little girl what matrimony is.
"Tt Is a state of terrible torment
whleh those who enter are compelled to
undergo for a time to prepare them
for a brighter and better world," she
"No, No!" remonstrated her rector.
"Thnt isn't matrimony; that's tho definition of purgatory."
"Leave her alone," Baid the Archbishop; "maybe she is riffht. What do
vou and I know about it?"
•pl'l FT? K is n lad in Boston, the son
I of n well known writer nf history,
who has evidently profited by sucb
observations ns he may have overheard
his father utter touching certain phrases
of British empire-building. At any
rate, Bays Horner's Magazine,'the boy
showed a shrewd notion of fhe opinion
not infrequently expressed in regard to
the righteousness of "British occupation," Tt wns he who handed in the
following essay on the making of a British colony:
"Africa is a British colony. 1 will
tell you how Hn gland does it. First
she gets a missionary; when the missionary hns found a specially benntlful
and fertile tract of country, he gets nil
his people around him nnd says, 'Let
us pray,' nnd when nil the eyes sre shut
up goes the British flag."
"HOOKER T. Washington, hend of the
Jj Tuskageo Institute, after a visit
to the Metropolitan Museum in
New York, told this story:
"A Kentucky lady." he said, "visited the inuspuni with her maid, an old-
fashioned mummy.
"Malinda had never seen an art gallery boforo, nnd the nudes startled her
in a way that would have endeared her
tn the 'heart of Mr. Cnmstoek. But
when she entered the hall of sculpture
then she wns more than startled,
" 'I.nnd!' she said,   'Land Bakesi'
"And with a dubious shake nf the
head she passed before the white beauty of the Venus do Medici, lhe Apollo
iBolvidere, the Venus de Milo, and the
I other gracious shapes of snowy marbles.
" ' Land sakes!'
" 'Don't you like it, Malinda?' said
her mistress.
" ' Y;is in.1 said Malinda. 'Ah like il
will enough, but Ah's powerful glnd
dar ain't none o' my color here.' "
a     a     •
TIHERIG wai no love lost between Bn-
I fui and his teacher. Rnfus thought
the teacher was » severe and occasionally unjust person, who hud never
known what it w«i to be young and
full of fun. while the teacher considered tke little darky both stupid and
"You arr not attending to what 1
say, Kufus," said the teacher one dsy
In the midst of an address to her class,
"Yes, teacher, truly I is," said Rn
fna, with the reversion to the speech
he had learned at home which often ac
conpanied great earnestness,
"Ym should never sty 'I is,' " com
minded the teacher,   "t hive told you
that n hundred times. You know tin
enrreet form. Thero are no exceptions
to its use. Give me two examples at
" Ytts'm," said Rnfus meekly. " 1
am oue of de letters of do alphabet. 1
am a pronoun."
NAT WILLS, though by no means so
much a trump off the stage is oi,
frequently makes n stall lor tuu
terial for his stunts iu restnurauts. Ou
the road niw- day he tried to measure
the intelligence of, a waiter h1 a
" beef ami cry."
"Let mo'have a plfttesof intoxicated
bull," he said.
It took thd waiter just three-quarters
Of a minute to tumble, thou he yelled
into the kitchen:
" Plate of beef stew!"
* *    •
B. P, YOAKUM, chairman of the executive board of the Frisco System of Railroads, on nue occasion
took to task a young man  iu his om
ploy who bad announced his Intention
of marrying,
. The youth in question was drawing a
small salary, and Yoakum demonstrated
with him on the ground that, he could
not afford to marry and that his wife
woidd have to suffer great privations.
"Oh," snid the young man, "I guess
I've got as much right to starve a wo
man to death as any other man has."
THE death of David B. Hill recalls
this story: One warm evening in
the summer of Hill's first term ns
Governor three newspaper men. having
filled their stories in the. Saratoga telegraph office, retired for a chat to Mark
'elm's store, where they were joined
by ;i Spa guest, who told n story which
included a conversation with tho Gov
ernor. The dialogue was punctuated
with expressions like, "Davo, said I,"
"Yon don't say so,  Pave," etc.
After the man had gone one of the
correspondents nsked;
"Mark, is that man a relative of
Hill's?" and when he received a negative answer, he snid:
"Then he's a liar—the man doesn't
live who calls Hill 'Dave.' "
# #    #
SHE had just graduated from the
High School, nnd Harold, who had
fallen before her charms, not the
least of whicli to him was her interest
in mechanics, was laying constant siege.
As soon as his new motor boat was
launched he forthwith invited Phyllis
for a trial spin down the Potomac. As
she sat beside him, jauntily clad in a
brand new yachting suit, she turned
upon the swain a rapid-fire battery of
questions, asking everything imaginable
about the boat nnd ..ding him with fond
joy. At length her eye lit upon a cir
cular Ine-buoy fastened to the rail that
ran nround the stern.
"What's that for, Harold?" Bhe asked, nfter gazing awhile In deep study.
"That's in case of accident," replied
For a long time the maiden ponder*
ed in deep thought. Then her face lit
up with a satisfied intelligence.
"Oh, I see nowl'' she exclaimed,
beamiug on Harold. "Ynu were afraid
you might hnve an accident whilo I was
with you and brought along that oxtrn
tire like papa carries on the automobile.
It was awfully thoughtful of you!"
The Horseman
'pnE impression is general among
I race-goers that the thoroughbred
horse is of little use except for
racing. If one were to canvus tho thousands who attend tha meetings of the
Ontario Jockey Club nt Woodbine Park
it is doubtful if one in fifty could be
found who wonld say that the thoroughbred is of any account in harness, but
ho is, nevertheless, and large numbers
are used daily throughout the province
doing heavy worh. For instance, at
Mrs. Livingstone's Pontiac slock farm,
located a few miles east of Cobourg.
thoroughbred mines are used to do the
harvesting and light plowing with ex
eellent results, and these mares have already produced winners on the turf, and
are expected to produce King'H Plate
Down in the Township of East Whitby, ou the farm of Frnnk Thompson,
which is located about six miles north
east of the town of Oshawa, are several
thoroughbred geldings, two of which at
least have helped in no small way to
make turf history, They aro the well
known steeplechasers Hen Crockett nnd
Spencer Keiff, that were stnke winners
in their time, having each won thous
amis of dollars in stakes and purses.
With this pair, Mr. Thompson did all
the fall plowing this year, tilling over
sixty acres, and lie says that he could
not wish for a better pair of workers.
In his opinion, thc noted pair can out-
speed and outstay the heavier breeds,
whirh moans thnt they do more work
on the farm. In addition to being use
fni on the plow, Boeder, binder, etc.,
Spencer Belff, nr "dim," ns he is call
ed, is kind in harness nud cnn draw a
democrat with half a ton load to town
in short order, and he also performs the
sanctimonious duty of hauling the family to church each Sunday, What Spencer Rein" and Ben Crockett dn for Mr.
Thompson is also done by manv others
of their breed  in  different  sections,
Not only is the thoroughbred useful
as a work horse, bnt as a progenitor
of half-bredfl be is most beneficial to
tbe country.
During the past two years the Na
tional Bureau of Breeding has dislri
buted a large number of thoroughbred
stallions throughout the Dominion for
the purpose of getting half bred horses
suitable for cavalry and military purposes. The object of the National
P.urenu ia to produce remounts for the
Mother Country, and in this they arc
sure to bs successful, as a liberal pat
ronnge has been given to each of the
stnllions by tli* owners of ordinary or
coiil blood  mares. ^^^_
According to a well-known horseman,
Do not let » cold settle on your lungs.
Resort to Dickie's Anti-Coisumptivi
Syrup st the first intimation of Irrita
tion in the throat aiul prevent disease
from lodging in tke pulmonary organs.
Meglocted colds are the cause of untold
suffering throughout the country, all of
which eould bave been prevented by the
application of this simple but powerful
medicine. The price. 25 ceate, brings
U within the reach of all.
ons who has probably had more experience with thoroughbreds und standard
breds than uny other man in Canada,
the only real game horse is the ther
..ughbred. Whether ho is correct in his
views is a matter of opinion. For my
self, I have seen some trotters and some
pacers, as well, that impressed me as
being game enough for ull necessary
purposes. Guiueness is but eourugs, and
I am free to admit the thoroughbred,
as a class, to be the most courageous
of any of the many breeds of horaea.
lf tor nothing else than the courage
Ihey impart to their progeny, owners
of 'ordinary inures who wish to raise
general purposes horses would do well
to mate such mares with thoroughbred
tiillious, providing, of course, the latter have individuality besides blood
lines to commend them.
s   s   s
The thoroughbred stallion Mnrtinue,
owned by the Valley Farm stable at
Hamilton, has rapidly come to the front
as a sire of winners on the turf, aud
also horses of excellent conformation.
Mart mias will be fifteen years old this
oming spring, but the time seems short
indeed since the news was dashed over
tho wire utinouncing his victory in tbe
Futurity of 1898 nt Sheopehend Buy.
lle is the first and only Canadian own
ed horse that ever won such an Import
ant stake nu the American turf, and his
iclory went a long way toward bring
ng Canada prominently before the
horso world.
Martimas wns foaled in 18t>6, and ie
therefore fourteen years old. lie is a
beautiful chestnut in color, and is n
model iu conformation. Ho is not a big
horse in aeight, as he stands but 16j!
lmnds, but nevertheless he is one of the
made-to-order kind, and he invariably
niparls his excellent, qualities to hie off
•pring. In blood lines, he come* from
a winning family on ench side of the
house, as his sire, imp. Candlemas, a son
f .Hermit-Fusee (dam of St. Blaise),
by Marsyas, won many important races,
"ncluding the Epsom Grand Priee, Royal
Stakes, Autumn Cup, etc., and his dam,
Biggonet, a daughter of Bramble—Bob
inet, by Brown Dick, was good enough
to win the Withers Stakes at Jerome
Resides tho Futurity, Martimas won
several other important events as a two
year old, and finished the season with
$41,140 to his credit.
As a three-year-old he won the Canadian Derby and Nautilus Stake, and
the next year he won the Toronto Cup
and Spencer Handicap.
In his career on the turf, which ex
tended over a period of three years,
be won $.12,000, which is the largeet
amount ever won by any Canadian
owned horse.
Martimas has proved himself a sue
I'ossful sire, having to his credit sueh
good performers ns Kelvin (Kiag's
Plate winner), Shimonese (King's Plate
winner), Glimmer, Kelpie, etc., all
noted winners. As evidence of his popularity as a sire, it might be stated that
yearling filly by Martimas and (ml
of Lyddite, therefore an own sister of
Shimonese, recently sold for $1,050 nt
auction in this city, nnd it is pleasing
to note that tho buyer is a Canadian,
who shows confidence in the future
of the thoroughbred in this country.
Martimas has been kept ns a private
stallion at Valley Farm; otherwise he
certainly won hi have had many more
winners to his credit, as his opportunity in the stud hns naturally been limited.   However, it is understood that be
ill be allowed to serve a limited num
ber of outside ranres during tbe season
of 1911, whieh will be welcome news
to many owners of mares ia the conn
i.    *   *
The bay trotting mure Murgot Leonard, owned by John T. Hutson. a prominent matinee enthusiast of Toronto, is
product of Miss Wilks' Crnickston
Stock Farm, Gait, Ont,, and she is one
the very best bred mares in Canada,
being a daughter of Oro Wilkes, 'J.11 —
Mary Leonnrd, by Wiggins, 2.19V&.
Foaled on the farm—which is located
on the banks of the Grand River, just
across from the town of Preston—her
■arly days were spent in roaming
imong the hills and vales of that beautiful country. As n yearling she received hor first lessons in ..urness from the
well known and competent colt trainer.
Harry C. Stinson, who at. the time was
head trainer at Crnickston Farm, and
she was an apt pupil—so much so, in
fact, that Stinson was confident that she
would devolop into a two-year-old of
championship calibre. However, his
hopes were never fully realized, but at
thai the filly took a two-year-old record
c.f 2.24 /|  against time.
Since becoming Mr. Hutson's property, Margot Leonard has been used for
matinee racing only, but has improved
to «uirh an extent that she is now re
girded as one of tho best trotters owned
n Toronto. She has repeatedly demon
dinted her ability to bent 2,20 on a
half mile track, and this is a feat very
few trotters iu this section are capable
of doing. Her courage is unquestioned,
which is an important asset. Charles
Dennis has had her in charge since iho
eume to Toronto, and he has been more
than ordinarily successful in getting her
iu racing condition. Mnrgot Leonard
will doubtless be seen racing in earnest
when the big winter meeting takes
place at Duffer in Park.
SOME years ago, it was the privilege
of the writer to visit a small dairy
on Vancouver Island, where the
owner was exploiting a small enterprise of his own, in the manufacture of
a soft, mild, whole-milk cheese. This
cheese has proven so popular that he
has built up a profitable business in the
western market, especially with the
club, hotel, and other fancy trade. The
price realized was a very handsome one,
tha linker getting twenty-five cents per
pound for his goods, along with a de-
maud lhat, easily handled all he could
»«ppiy. _ _ • ■
Another instance of a lomewfllt Similar kind is to be found nn the farm ef
one »f the largest Ifolstciti breeders in
Ontario, who manufactures a somewhat
soft and mild cheese, which hns proven
so popular that he has a market almost
exclusively his own and at a price con-
sidorablv above the regular quotations
for ordinary factory product.
There is no doubt bnt that Canadian
taste in cheese runs pretty strongly in
thiB direction, and there is a good substantial market awaiting every successful effort to supply it. In view of thi6
fact, Bulletin go, issued by the Dairy
('old Storage Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture, it Ottawa,
should be of interest to many. The
bulletin deals with the business of
manufacturing soft cheese, ind is compiled by Janet McNaughton, N.D.D., in-
structor of Homo Dairying it Macdonald College, P.(J.
The making of soft cheeee is profitable, und there is good retun for both
milk and labor, as is shown by tho following estimate:
1 gal. milk, retail average priee 25e
1 gal, milk, wholesale av. prite. 20e
1 gal, milk, yielding 1 lb. Cheddar cheese (retail priee).....  lSe
1 gal. milk, yielding ><{• lb. of
butter (a generous eatimite) IDs
1 gal. milk, 2 lb, soft cheeee
(Ific each) 30«
The cheese is ready for the market in
one week, and this means little storage
room, and speedy returns. The proeess
of making it is not difficult.
Any clean room with good ventilation
wil] do, a dry, clean cellar being a very
suitable place, lt muat bo fn*** from-
dust or smells, and the beet temper
ature, say 60 to <V> deg., is more often
found in a cellar than elsewhere on the
farm, in the summer-time. If the temperature is higher the cheese ia apt to
drain too quickly, while on the other
hand, if it is too cold, tho choeeo mny
uot drain quickly enough and may have
a bitter flavor.
Sweet, clean, whole milk should bc
used, ue sour milk makes a harsh, dry
cheese, and skim milk makes a cheese
that is hard and dry and unprintable.
Rennet may be used either in the liquid
or tablet form, liio latter ie generally
more convenient, and, as a soft curd is
wanted, a little less rennet may be used
than is required for junket. Only pure,
dry. fine salt should be tiHed.
Wooden tubs are best for setting tbe
milk in, ns they maintain a more even
temperature than metal vessels do, ami
this is important not only on account
of the fact that a falling temperature
means n rising of cream to the top, but
it also menus n enrd tnat will not drain
A table with a sloping surface in best
as It facilitates drainage, when the
cheese is plnced upon it. Monlds for
making the cheese should be made of
tin, iti two pieces to facilitate turning
the cheese, They should be 5U_, in, in
diameter, and 5 in. in height. They
cost about thirty-five cents each.
When made, the cheese ia laid on
boards, or straw mats, and no pressure
given it. The mats are plnced on the
beards, and the moulds into which the
enrd is laid are placed on them, nnd
each board with its mat on top holds
two moulds. If Btrnw mats are not
available or it is too much trouble to
make them, n double fold of coarse open
linen will do. The following is the
method i-f making tue cheese:
Requirements for two cheese: 1 gal,
new milk. Fifteen drops rennet extract.    1 oz. pure dairy salt.
1. Strain the milk into a clean pail
or other  suitable vessel.
2, Get the milk to a temperature of
SO deg. Fahr.
Restoration of Itomiek Power
Quickly Wiih tke Eight
Mediate        J
"My food seemed to decompose in i]
my stomach," writes Mr. Ralph Clea |
iuoiib, of  Newbridge P.O.    "I  had
stomach  that   failed   in   somo   way  tel
perform    its    work.    Digestion aeanieti I
more or less arrested ml I grew this t
yellow, nervous,    Tht stomach bees
distended and  impeded apparently tk» I
action of the heart, for often at nigh* |
it would do great atsute.    At times 1 i
would   vomit   a   inusoue   mnss, and it '
these times my  held  inked   mont tir
ribly.    A  friend, who bid been  curit! J
of a similar conditio!, adviaed me to I
tnko   Dr.   Hamilton's   Pills   regular)}. ]
which I did.   The result in my case wis
simply marvellous. Dr. Hamilton's l*iUe'|
removed the eiuse, strengthened the I
much, excited  the liver to normal is- ]
tion, the kidneys were released of- ex
oessive work.   Health soon glowed with
in mo.    I ein uow eit, sleep and Uvej
like a live man." I
Bo advised—Use l>r. Hamilton's PUbl
—they ire sure to do yoa good. , 25r ptrj
box, at nil dealers, or The Onrattboft
Co., Kingston, Canada.
He Suffered Three Tears, hut the Great
Canadian Kidney Remedy made short
Work of bis Trouble.
Edenbridge, Bask.— (Special.)—"Tt
wns one box of Dodd's Kidney PUls
that fixed me up." This is tho cheer
lul unswer that Mr. Sum. P. Vickar is
giving his Inquiring neighbors in thisI
district. Everybody around here knows
that for three years he bus been snf
feritig from Lumbago. Now he's strong
end  well again.
'' My Lumbago developed from a
old," Mr. Vickar goes on to sny. "M)
load would ache. I was always tired
nud nervous. I had a bitter taste in
mv mouth In the morning, was troubled
with dixzy spells, and was always thirs
ty. Tbe doctor told me I had Lumbago,
but did not help ine very much. Dodd's
Kidney  PUls Cured me.
Dodd"fl Kidney Pills went straight
to the root of the trouble. They cured
bis kidneys. The cured kidneys strain
ed the uric acid out of the blood,
and Mr. Vickar 'fl Lumbago vanished.
Dodd's Kidnev Fills are no cure-all,
They simply cure kidneys. They never
fail'to do that.
3. Dilute the rennet with nbout tes>|
times its bulk of water, in order to grt
it evenly mixed nnd more easily d»
tributed. Add it to the milk and
gently to bottom of the pail for threal
■t. Cover the pail wtth n clean slet
in order to retain heat. Four folds (rf)
butter muslin will do nicely. If the'
temperature of the room is low, it ft*
advisable to set the vessel containing
the milk In anothor containing water
two degrees higher in teitperatnre thll
the milk. Tf the temperature of tie
wuter falls below SO deg. Fahr.. a litl"J
warm water may be added to it; fiO W
itf deg. Fahr. is the beet room temper
-1. Stir the surface ef the milk gent^l
with the ond nf the thermometer to keer
the cream from rising. Do this evary,
ten minutes or so for the first Ink?
hour. Dry not stir ifler the milk hi
begun to coagulnte.
fi. Lay the board with the straw m
nn it and the two monlds with collate
where they can drain vndlsturbed
even  a   temperature  and   us  free  fron
draughts as possible.   The time the enti
takes in draining will depend to a cot
"iderable extent on the temperature «i{
the room and on tbe Manner in whieh
'he curd is ladled.    Tf the temperntn:
falls much below fifl deg. Fahr. the enedj
will tnke  too long to drain  and  m
bnve a bitter lavor.    If kept at  ti
high a temperature, or if ladled rongh
ly, there will be a lose of fat and th
result   will   be  dry,   harsh   cheese,    ]
ladled in thin slices, H will drain moi
quickly than  if ladled in thick slice
When n nice soft coigulum is formed!
whleh ought to be in from two to thrti
hours, take out a large ladleful of sih
ami sot  it aside to form smooth tow
for the cheese.    Then gently ladle thi
rest of the curd into the moulds in thit
•dices, putting on last of all the cun
''rom the ladleful whioh wns set. nsid<^
If the tins do not hold all the curd
begin with, the remoiader may be add
bfl soon  ns that  ia the tins bas sin]
7. When the curd hn sunk to th
lower edge of the collar, which shouty
be in from twenty to thirty hours, ri
move the collars peutly. place a tl
mat and board on the top of the mould!
nnd turn them over. Care must
exercised in removing the first mat, is
the curd is apt to adhere to it. It
best to roll it backward* gently like
roll of paper.
8, Sprinkle the tap ef the enrd wi*j
cood salt, about M es, between tw
f>. Wash   the  drilling table,  replae?
mav be removed and the cheese turn
-la ily.
li. Wrap neatly in greasr-proel
parchment pni'pr, piek in cardboar^
boxes and send to market
Copies of this bulletin may be olJ
tained free of cost by applying to til
Dairy and Cold 8torige Comnuseioiq
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Vegetable Fills are the result of lor
study of vegetable compounds falcnla
cd to stimulate the stomachic funetioi
and maintain them ut tbe normal cm
.dition. Years of use uive proved th*
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tion they have maintai»ed for years sa
will continue to maintain, for these pib
must always stand it tke head of tk
list of standard preparation*.
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ii th* dnart quality ia th* Und, tad w* '
know it
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yon receive one.
the Famous
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THE pathos of Count Tolstoi's death
disarms criticism and creates compassion where it does nut intensify
admiration. Tbia lonely old man, who
might hive lived in affluence but who
chose a peasant's fare, who was fanatically devoted to liberty but lived
ander the despotism of a corrupt bureaucracy, . who loved his fellow-men and
yet wis contemned by hts own class
md uot accepted by the other, who
wished for solitude uud wus pestered
bv sightseer* and camera tormentors,
who lived In i world of impracticable
ideals of hia own creation md simultaneously in i world of Intolerable realities imposed upon bim by others,
who longed to be i reformer aud knew
aot bow to take tbo first practical step
toward i roil reform, finds the contra
dictions of his life too great any longer
to be borne, and, Uke a ■ wounded stag,
goes away to die in solitude. It is a
pitifnl ending of s tragical.career.
It iB exceedingly difficult', perhaps
impossible, for an American to comprehend Count Tolstoi—difficult for an
Anglo'Sdxuu to understand the Slav;
IHItriiH tor ona accustomed to measure
philosophy by the question, Does it
work WflH'to understand the idealist
who never even considers whether his
ideal could be made to work at all; dif-
Acult for one born a democrat and living
in a laud of free activity to understand
ene born an aristocrat aud living bundi-
iMpped by despotic law and social convention; difficult to understand a man
ot different epochs, who in his later
Ufe Condemned with severity as great
ss that of his severest critics what he
had Written at earlier period; a man of
different moods, who was now a social
photographer and uow a romancer, now
»t philosopher and now a novelist, now
»! moral reformer aud now a painter
depicting with brutal frankness facts in
life which the common taste it' not tbe
aomrnoii conscience of mankind leaves
behind a veil; a man wlm combined ate
extraordinary genius akin to madness
with an extraordinary lack of common
sense; a man who chanced on the (lewis au a uew dlsoovory and Interpreted
m sometimes by au ideal of his im
•filiation, sometimes as rules of life
prescribed by an inspired bureaucrat,
but never as the expression uf a free
Slid spontaneous spiritual life; a man
who pitied mea without respecting
tituiii, wbo hated despotism but forbade
his followers to resist it, and who could
• Iml uo better way to help the peasant
population of hii country than by playing at their employments, eating of
t(reir food, and wearing their garments.
. For timtiy yearB Count Tolstoi has
Heen tbe foremost figure iu the world of
letters—a prominence due not only to
his genius, but alao to his isolation, his
' lonely npostleship, his 'intellectual and
moral independence, his loyalty to his
ideifls. But he has not been a leader.
In his theory of society, as in hie the-
Iry of religion, he went back to ele-
. mental conditions. He endeavored to
, promote program by going back to the
' past; to recreate society by returning
to nature; to convert the world to the
Method of .lean Jacques Rousseau. His
stories nro, not mere pieces of brain-
work; he is more than a literary artist,
writes with hia instincts, his senses, his
intellect, his emotions. He has passion
.flentimeutj feeling, observation, thought.
And yet, despite his tremendous vitality, he remains individualistic and idio-
* tyucnitic; Interesting as a great dramatic author, inconclusive, impracticable,
ineffective as a moral reformer.
Nevertheless, Count Tolstoi is more
tfcait an interesting personality. lie has
also beojnu real moral force.
He bas'dono more than any other
writer to-make the rest of the worlil
Acquainted with Russia. No foreigner
"Si; see it as ho Bees it; no native
■writer has dosorlbed it with the graphic
power and the terrible frankness with
which ho bus described it. If you wish
to know Russian life, not merely its
organization and outward manifest
ation, but its innermost spirit, read, not
Wallace, or Leroy-Beuulieu, or Walling,
er eveu George Kennan—read Tolstoi,
The Russian's spirit of stolid endurance, unhesitating courage, blind obedi
euce and equally blind revolt, Oriental
fatalism and assertive individualism,
inhumanity to man and sporadic and
impracticable moral reform, social splendor and social corruption, are nowhere
in literature more graphically portrayed
•jban in "War and Peace" and "Anna
Knrenina." If he tells some truths
that had hotter not be told, he tells
tikem truthfully. Whether the reader
will regard him aa always moral or not
will depend on tbt* reader's answer to
tke question whether the passions of
mankind should be so frankly exploited.
Tn describing Russia to the world,
Ount Tolstoi has also described Russia
to the Russians. He has put an astonishingly truthful mirror before ,the Russian reader, In "Anna Knrenina" ho
has made it possible for Russian noble
seeiety to soo how ignoble it sometimes
ia; in *' War and Peace" he has enabled
Russian militarism to see witb what
sordid and fatuous cruelty war is generally carried on. Whether his fatalistic
I theory of the battlefield is true or not,
-Ui pictures are photographic in their
realism. No Peace Society has ever iB-
sued.so forceful a document against
militarism as the one which, in this
historical novol, Tolstoi has given to the
At tho same time, even more effec
lively thon Tourgueneff, ho has Intro-
dnced the different sections of Russian
society to each other. Nowhere in. Eur
ope, probably nowhore in the world, ia
the chasm between noble nnd peasant
so broild and deep ns in Russia. No-
•ffeere is it ao true that half the world
does not know how the other half lives.
Tolstoi has enabled rending Russia to
know how illiterate Russia lives. Iio
has not'only made such knowledge pos-
■ble, he has made ignorance difficult,
Te doubt whether any one man has
done so much ae Tolstoi to create the
Imtnanely revolutionary spirit in tho
Busian universities or more,, to make
possible thit political revolution, the
■ost manifest though not the most im-
.pfctant effect of whieh is the Duma,
: And in thus interpreting Russia to
tihe world and Russia to itself he has
mrried a message to Russia the value of
wfctch only the foturo can reveal.   He
has portrayed vice with shocking plain*
ness; but he .has uot revelled lu it. Ue
has beon always a moral reformer even
in these writings which, judged by Anglo Saxon standards, are immoral. Ue
haa sometimes familiarized his readers
with an experience bettor left unpor-
trayed, but he has not attracted them
to it. if bis writings wore sometimes
immoral, it is becnuse they are sometimes morbid; but, iu the main, the
message of his pon is a call to liberty
and justice, peace and humanity. We
are not sure that it may uot prove all
the more effective because it is the
message of a doctrinaire. It his theories of life hid been as practical as his
descriptions of life are realistic, the
bureaucracy would probably have slleuc-
ed him. Nor is it at ull impossible thai
his somewhat theatrical assumption ut
the garb and habit of a peasant, which
in America cotdd not have been taker
seriously, may have added to the effec
tiveuess of his message. ■
A prophet must speak to hli peopl*
in tbeir own dialect and according ti
tbeir own fashion. 'Count Tolstoi Is s
Russian speaking to Russians. To for
get that is to forgot tbe elemental fact
in his picturesque career, If ho bt
judged, by- American, standards, it it>
impossible for us to Jjoin in the ehoruh
of indiscrimiuatiiig praise which his foi
lowers demand. Bnt it is uut impossibl.
that tbe future, judging him as a Rus
siuu speaking to Russians, will find thai
his work has been mado more .effective
by the defects which it Bhares with tht
people and tbe age ,to which it wit
childlike md bland," sit in a game of
euchre with "Truthful James" and
"BUI Nye."
At a crucial point of the game, the
artless Chinee plays the winning card,
"which," saya Truthful James, the narrator of tbe catastrophe, "the same Nye
bad dealt unto mo!" Whereupon Nye
and Truthful proceeded to "go for that
Heathen Chinee." The damaging evidence disclosed by their rough and
searching investigation is told as follows iu the poem as it was printed—
and has boon printed ovor since the
initial publication:
In bis sleeves, which were long, thore
were twenty-four packs;
Which is coming it strong, yet I state
but tho facts,"
In this form the busy Bret Harte lot
the proofs go dowu to the printer, and
it was not until some time later that
he recalled having overlooked an error
in it. He hurried down to the proas,
but already several hundred copies hnd
been struck off nnd wero being distri
buted about the city to the morning
subscribers, Bret Harte, attaching uo
importmoe to this bit of fugitive verse
which had merely oozed from hia pen
the afternoon previous, made no effort
at correcting them. When, howover, tho
Kastern press enthusiastically copied it,
and publishers and Illustrators rang all
manner of comic changes on it, he
tried to substitute the correct phrase,
but without avail, and "The Heathen
Chinee" has persisted iu its original
form through numberless editions ever
What Fred Harte wrote was:
"In hia sleeves, which were long, he
had  twenty-four jacks."
Now in the game of euchre, as ull
card players know, the jacks are of
great value, and tbe stuffing of numberless jacks up his flowing sleeves, ns
the poet intended to sing, showed great
astuteness on the part of Ah Sin. The
uncorrected   error   of   the   eompositio
1>I1K Durham or Shorthorn breed of
cattle   ia   suid   to   have, had   its
origin iu the blending made ovet
two hundred years ago of two sorts of
Inrge cattle, formerly found in tile val
ley of the Tees iu England. But per
baps the real foundation of the breed
ought to be set down us having beet
made in the lust quarter of the eigb
teentb century at Ketton and Brnmp
ton, in the county of Durham, by tht
Messrs. Charles and Robert Colling
Tbese enterprising brothers, although
quite young, had the sagacity to udopt
the original methods of breeding whicl,
Robert Bakewell, (he celebrated im
prove* of Unighorn cattlo and Lciccfltei
sheep had, for some time previous, been
so successful iu making use' of; und
tlieir skill in applying his met bods soon
raised the .Shorthorns to a pitch of ex
cellence among British breeds of cattle.
which the breed has ever since retain
ed. There are several famous straitu-
of Shorthorns, each known by the name
of its founder, namely,; t'ho "Booth,''
tho "Bates," and the "Cruikshnnk.''
Tho Booths derive their name from
Thomas Booth, who lived at Killerby
und Warlaby, in Durham, about tbe
end of tbe eighteenth century, and from
his two sons, John Booth, of Killerby.
and Richard Booth, of Studlev, in York
shire. The "Bates" family derive
their name from Thomas Bates/1 of Kirk
loviugton, in Yorkshire, whose improve
ments were begun nbout the beginning
of tho nineteenth century. The "Cruik
shanks" derive tbeir name from A mot
and Anthony Crnikshanks, of Sittyton
Aberdeenshire, who began their work
nbout ,1838. Shorthorns make good use
of the food given them, "fattening at>
thoy grow," as .the phrase is, nud are
not excelled for their early maturing
qualities, Probably, of all cattle, thei
attain to the heaviest heights. More
over, when bred for ttie purpose,: thej
prove very good milkers. They are a lac-
remarkable for the ease with which
they adapt themselves to chaugeB.ot
climate or food. ' The standard color ot
the Shorthorn is red, white, and roan.
The West Highland cnttle ;of Kyloct.
nre found in all the'IIigiJalids of Scot
land, but in greatest perfection in tht
larger Western Islands. Bred from time
immemorial iu the cold, humid climati
and on the coarse pastures of thc bleak
hills and glenB of their-native country
they havo developed groat hardiness of
constitution and the. ability to thrivf
and fatten on meagre fare, such alanine of the other breeds would stum
upon, Tn. symmetry of form, nobleness
of boariiifr, and picturesque beauty, thej
are unequalled by any other breed, and
they are so highly prized for their ap
penrnnco that they aro often kept in
stead of deer in the parks of noblemen
In color they aro generally black, but
sometimes they nro of a tawny yellow
color, or light dun, and these are tin
colors preferred. Their buir is thin and
shaggy, and their horns nre wide and set
well apart. Their meat is of excellent
quality. Owing to their capability ot
enduring all sorts of weather with litth
or no artificial protection, and also tt
their staying power as travellers, aad
their ability to turn coarse and mengr.
fodder into the best quality of meat
thoy nre becoming favorite's with tin
ranchmen of our Northwest nnd West
ern Provinces. They aie not, howevei
good milkers, and mature rather slowly
They are also somewhat small in size.'
EVERY one who knows American
poetry is familiar with Bret
Harte's "Heathen Chined," writ-
ton in the early seventies ut the timo
when feeling on the Pacific Coast rin
high against tbe mild-eyed Celestial, and
voicing that feeling by portraying the
hero, if such a term may be applied to
"Au Sin," as a crafty card-cheating
villain who odtwlts the sharps of tlte
California mining camps,
^t, is .not generally known, however,
that the poem is unique in that it contains an error which the author failed
to detect when reading the galley
proofs, and which survived, nnd still
survives, all attempts at .correction.
Perhaps it is the only instance in literature where n grossly potent error in
the copy reading of an afterwards famous article, whether prose or poem,
has persisted through numerous editions,
despite all efforts of author nnd editor
to kill it.
The poem was written white Bret
Harte was employed on a San Francisco
daily, and, to him, waa merely a part
of the day's work. It tells of a Chinee,
Ah Sin, who, "with a smile that wis
once again the country is plunged Into
all the turmoil of a general election
which bids fair to surpass in violence
of invective, and iu Imputation of evil
motives, even tho epoch-making election ot a year ago.
If ever there waa a time in Britiah
history when there was need for calm
and dispassionate thinking, ou the part
of those whose duty and privilege tt is
to exercise tho franchise, that time is
now. If ever the nation needed leaders who can look to the future welfare
of tho country, and not to any momentary • advantage for their party at the
polls, it needs them to-duy. Vast constitutional changes are impending, and
whichever party wins this election, we
haye come to the parting of the ways.
The old order of things must puss away.
At such a crisis in its history, the country requires for its guidance men with
brains; but seemingly all that the politicians euro for is to count noses.
The press certainly adopted a dignified and conciliatory attitude while yot
there seemed some prospect of the efforts of the Veto Conference, being,
crowned with success. Bnt now it has
reverted to its worst, 'The two great
issues beforo the country are the questions of the Lords' Veto abolition'and
Homo Rule. Oa neither side has thore
been, in any newspaper, un attempt to
place either of these issues fully aud
fairly before the electors. And yet
both are subjects on which much can
be said, both pro and con. Appeals to
class prejudice, to party veuom, to race
hatred, there have beon in plenty. But
ouo looks iu vain for any fair treatment
of the two great questions that are involved in the election. Indeed, tho attacks which the opposing party newspapers are making on thoir political opponents are devoid, not merely of common justice, but even, in many cases,
of common decency, too.
When one turns from the party newspapers to the party lenders, one notices
Ulstormen were ready to arm them
selves, and to fight in defence of their
views against the British Oovernment,
and it is not reported that either of the
throe ex Ministers present offered a single word of remoustrauce.
Now, can it be serl&usly contended
that an election held under such conditions and conducted by such methods,
is really expressive of tho considered
judgment of the nationf It is rushed
through, amid   shouts   of "Truitort"
liiar!" and "You're another!*' To
spcuk of it aa one ot "the noble con
diets of our public life"—as is somo-
times done—ia to be bitterly ironical.
As regards the conflict, there can be
uo doubt but the nobility of it ull is
open to the greatest doubt. It is the
boast of the British people that they
have been uccuatomed for centuries to
fhe handling of complex political prob
loins, and on that score they frequently
arrogate to themselves to look down oil
younger countries. But I do not think
tbat n British general election ever pie
seats a very elevating spectacle at
which the rest of tho world may look
f| KRKAFTER the cattle feeder, tha
II picker, and the trade in generil
must reckon with vacation time.
July markets have manifested au un
pleasant disposition to go to pieces iu
recent years. Beginning with school
closing until the return of myriad re-
sorters to their urban homos iu August,
complaint of congestion iu meat outlet
channels Ib audible. When a drought
causes glutted markets at this period,
results aro more demoralizing than
In recent yearB Americans have become a nation of summer vacationists,
and during that season thoy consume
little meat. Spriiig chicken, fish, vegetables, fruit und eggs displace beef,
pork and mutton at tho resorts. Scattered all over the United States are
summer cottages by the hundred thon
sand. Every inland lake und navigable
river, boaBts fringes of theso temporary habitations, and eveu if in meut-
eatiug mood their occupants could not
secure a supply, as cooling and retailing
facilities are Impossible, On thiB account the summer rcsorter changes diet
for a brief Beason ami meat trade suffers.
How the annual begira from the citieB
and towns bas swelled in recent yearB
is indicated by the mass of railroad and
steamboat literature on tho subject.
Where one 'passenger steamer ploughed
the great lakes ten years ago, a dozen
palatial crafts make regular trips now.
Railroads compete and co-operate with
lake carriers in swelling the movement.
Utkes that formerly had uo summer
population now resound with the laughter of children. The great lakes have
become ii natural summer sanitarium,
Iu August, the throng that flod tbo city
in June and July, conies trooping buck
meat hungry, and the butcher welcomes
his customers.
This summer movement of population
can be depended upon to swell rather
than contrnct in coming years and prb
ducers may govera themselves accordingly. June aud July live stock markets arc always ou a fresh meat baais
and contracted consumption at that
stage means lower prices,
Tno upward price movement is in
evidence. The ebb tide ia in motion,
and now all the summer resorts are deserted. Meat eating and meat wasting
(for waste exerts no small influence on
demand, and American cooks and housewives aro notoriously wasteful), are
again restored to normal proportions.
Early in August las year tho best
cattle on the Chicago market sold at
around $7.50 per cwt., and encountered
no keen demand at the price; but when
tbe resortcra returned, demand reasserted itself. Six weeks lstor such cattle
were worth $9.2/5 and a little later $9.50
per cwt. wae paid.
"Mrs. Siddons as the Tragic Muse," by Reynolds, .One of.the productions
given in the Living Picture Exhibition by tbe Western Art Association
this week. .
who set up "packs" instoud of
"jacks," still left enough sense to pass
muster whon embodied between the contexts.
The poet, after years of fruitless endeavour, finally gave up till hope and
resigned himself to the butchered reading. And today, every copy of Bret
Hurte's poems sold for a Christmas gift
in gorgeous do luxe editions, contains
that error of the inky compositor made
years ugo.
>1R()M  the timo of tho late King's
.     death   down   to  the   break-up   uf
it  spirit   of
the Veto Gonferen
moderation prevailed among politicians,
both in Parliament and in tho country.
Por a time the voice of tho partisan
was hushed—or almost hushed. Political
meetings wero of rare occurrence, and
Statesmen of divergent views spent
their holidays together. Paternal news
papers, ever ready to improve the occasion, proclaimed that a new era of
rest from partisan strife had ut length
dawned, and that for the future none
would be for a party, but all for the
State. And, indeed, it cortainly seemed
na though the period of truce must,
from the nature of things, have had n
beneficent effect on the national life.
The leaders of the two great parties
had enjoyed mnny opportunities of
learning, from' the inside, so to speak,
one another's views. It was only natural to surmise that in their conference
they would have learned, if not mutual
tolerance, at least mutual respect for
honest views honestly held, and thai
their respective followers would have
followed Iheir example.
But wins! for expectations of this
kind! No sooner had the doors of the
conference chamber, which had been
so long closed, opened, than a perfect
babel of discordant and raucous political cries arose. The bitterness— and even
hatred—which seemed to have been
conspicuous by its absence from public
life during the lust few months, broke
forth with redoubled violence, as
though, throughout the sessions of the
conference, it had been merely "bot
tied up" and in no sense allayed.   Aid
tho same thing. Of Mr. Asquith and
Mr. Balfour, it in truo, it may be said
that each of them bus made some serious attempt to deal fittingly witb tho
political problems which confront the
nation. They have both, of courso, endeavored to present thoir own cases adequately, but they have scrupulously refrained from villifying their opponents.
They bave descended i to .no personalities, they have given -.those who differ
from them credit for honesty of intention nnd integrity. a&' purpose. Thoy
have relied ou argument, w.-t.id not on
abuse. And with wbnt.rtisiilt.f, Neither
of them rouseB much enthusiasm among
liis followers. The public .screams for
loaders who show mora sport—who will,
iu fact, elevate faction to the dignity
of a political virtue. It asks for fighting mon, and if the fighting men hit
below the belt, why, so much the better, shouts thc generous British public.
Ami for such leaders it tloes not call
in vain. The dnys of Gladstone, who
appealed invariably to tho eternal principles of righteousness and equity, are
not. the days in which we live. The
politician wbo is supposed to cherish
the ambition of emulating the success
of Gladstone's Midlothian campaign
makes fresh and frantic appeals to
class hatred. He is not content with
demonstrating that the position of thc
peers is, in these democratic days, untenable. He goes on to hold up their
mode of life, and, in some instances,
their characters, to popular execration.
The chief Scotch Liberal audaciously
nasorts that the Unionists, if returned to
office, will repeal the Old Age Pensions
Act, although ho must be fully aware
that no conceivable government would
dream of venturing on such a step. And
what those men say before the world,
hundreds and thousands of their sup-
portcra are repeating in overy village
nud hamlet in the land.
On the Unionist Bide, it i's precisely
the same. It is the custom to decry the
Liberals from the Unionist platforms
as a gang of traitors. And recently we
hod the edifying spectacle of three ex-
Ministers addresing a turbulent meeting in Belfast, and actually urging their
audience, in the event of home rule, to
resist the law! Other speakers at the
ume meeting enlarged on the fact that
two existing specialty breeds, ia very
dangerous ground for tho experimenter
to he on.
The crossing of the Highland cattle
with the range cuttle of the western
purt of this couutry is au experiment
which will be watched with a great deal
of interest by all the cattle fraternity,
cattlo growers, cuttle feeders, cattle
breeders and beef aaterti,
AVERY common trouble in too or
dinary dairy is to find an animal
with the point of the teat closed,
either due to a bruise of thu teat itself, or to Infection of the milk duct
which causos n little scab to form over
tbe point of the teat, and unless this is
properly handled with care aud cleinli
acts, the Infection is apt to cause a loss
uf the entire quarter.
The proper manner in which to handle
and treat such cases is to thoroughly
wash the teat iu an antiseptic solution,
then dip a tent plug iuto it healing
ointment and insert it into the pointof
the teat, allowing some to remain from
uue milking to another. In this manner
closure of the point of the teats can be
overcome iu a very simple and satin
factory  manner.
Never use a milking tube if it oan
possibly be avoided, as there is mueh
danger of infecting the entire quarter
by the use of the tube.
AN umbrella caused a panic in tha
Gburch  of the Sacred   Heart in
Moittmartre, Paris, a short  time
Tho beadlo found the umbrella, whieh
had a curiously large knob on the
handle, aud saw that the knob unscrewed. He opened it, then put the um
brella down with tho utmost care, and
rushed out of the church, shouting,
"Fire! murder! dynamite! a bomb!"
The congregation dispersed quickly,
giving the umbrella a wide berth, The
police arrived, telephoned for a water
cart, put the umbrella carefully iuto it
and took if. to the municipal laboratory. There it was examined. The
hollow knob on the handle contained a
packet of needles, a bobbin of red silk.
and a silver bottle of hoiV water.
A CURIOUS picture of court life a*
Wolisgurten ia drawn by the Vea-
siche Xeitung's Darmstadt correspondent. Ho shows the Czar and the
Grand Duke of Hesse trundling oue another about In the park in wheelbarrows, and attempting to upset one u-
other out of these humble vehicles. Ii
this effort tbe Grand Duke was successful, while tho agility dorived from his
devotion to sport enabled bim to defy
the endeavors of his Imperial brother
in-law to take his revenge upon him
It is stated that tbe visit to Gormany
ha" proved so beneficial to the Russiin
Imperial family that it is likely to become an annual appointment. In aiy
case, the Czarina will next year undergo a similar cure at Nauheim, having
obtained considerable relief from her
recent treatment there.
THK   advantages  of  cross   breeding
cnttle in order to combine in tbe
offspring some special quality
which ono of the breeds possesses
in. a marked degree, and the othor
does not, and vice versa, is usually the
bairis of these experiments. Thus wo
observe the present-day advocacy of
the cross breeding of the Scotch Highland cattle onto the Shorthorn nnd
other popular beef breeds, with a viow
of securing a type or class of cattle
that will be better fitted to stand exposure and starvation conditions on tho
western range, and also improve the
beef quality of the present cattle now
in use.
Thia system of acquiring tiie strong,
special characteristics of two broods
in ono hns been pretty thorr/ughly tried
out in the crossing of tho beef and
dairy broods to get a good, all-purpose
animal. These experiments of creating
a dual purpose animal from the crossing of distinct breeds of beef and dairy
cattle, has failed and haa proven unsatisfactory. The breeding of milk or
beef quality into the beef breeds, the
intensifying of either of these qualities
in tho animals at tbo sacrifice of tho
other, has not been a failure.
It bas been established by breeders
of beef breeds of cattle that the milking qunity or tendency in a herd of
Shorthorns, Herefords, or other breed
may be greatly increased by selection;
or, on the other hand, the beef quality
of the animal may be increased and the
milking quality decreased by selection.
In other words, the carrying forward
of tbese two properties iu the saute animal does not prevail,
The idea of cross-bred cattle for dairy
purposes is not a new oue, and has to
some extent been practised for years
by those who are engaged in the production of milk nnd butter. The facts
are, there is more of this crossing of
breeds being done than appears on the
stirfnce, or more than is published in the
papers. The tendency to build up distinct dairy and beef breeds of cattle
has been the popular idea among the
practical  and   scientific breeders.
The experimenter in crossing, or the
advocate of the dual purpose cow, has
been obliged to keep pretty well out of
sight in the matter of advocating any
advantages or benefits claimed by
cross-breeding. The creation of a new
breed by crossing, which is intended
to lay claim to the good  qualities of
No ehild should be allowed to suffer
an hour from worms when prompt relief can be got in n simple bnt strong
remedy—Mother Graves' Warns Kktormina ter.
Report of Annual Meeting
The ninety-third annual general meet
ing of the shareholders of tho Bank af
Montreal was held at the head olliee of
tho company on December 5th, with Mr.
R. ii. Angus, tiie president, in tho chiir.
The annual statement submitted wu
one of the best in the history of thin
financial institution. The Bank ot
Montreal, which is so ultimately bonid
up with the financial history of this
country, hus become the strongest vt
our financial institutions. At the present her total assets nave reached thn
enormous sum of $240,000,000. Witb
her 147 branches scattered throughout
the country, the bank is able to keep
in close touch with the business interests of every community, nnd i. doing
her full shuie in promoting the li nuncio!
and industrial development of the country.
The annual report showed n balaace
of profit and loss on Oct. 81, 1909, of
$603,796. The profits for the vear e»d
ed Oct. 81, 1910, after deduct lug charges
of management and making full provision for bad and doubtful debts, was
$1,797,992, making the total profits $2,.
401,789. From this was deducted fear
quarterly dividends at 2'.j per eaat.
amounting altogether to" $1,440,00$,
leaving a balance of profit and loss carried forward at the ond cf October.
1910, of $961,789.
A further examination of the report
shows that the bank has deposits beir
Ittg interest of over $154,000,000, while
considerably over $48,000,000 in on deposit not bearing interest. During the
year the deposits had incrossod bv $18,
000,000, an indication of the bank's
growth. The note circulation of the
bank amounted to $14,502,000, being
slightly larger than the paid-up capital
The bunk has a rest or reserve acooant
of tbe large sum of $12,000,000. The
amount of call and short loans iu Groat
Britniu and the United States wai reduced by $14,000,000 during the year,
and now amounts to $01,918,000, "This
amount of money is kept on call in Now
Vork and London at s low rate of in
torest, as the bank finds it less disturb
ing to ('auadian business interests to
huve It on deposit in foreign centres.
If it were on deposit in Canada, and
were demanded at a few hours' notice,
it might seriously embarrass local in
The loans and advance made by the
bank during tho year show an increase
of $21,000,000, indicating thnt thc bank
is doing its full share in assisting in
the development of our rapidly growing
country. Altogether the financial statement i. one of the most creditable ever
presented by Canada's premier finanoiil
institution. The business transacted his
been large, the profits to tho bank hive
been satisfactory, the deposits, lusiu,
circulation, as well ns the assets, have-
all increased throughout the year. Today the bank is in a bettor poaitie*
than ever to cater to the needs of Nit*
business communities, and better able
lo assist in the financial development el!
tho country than ever beforo. THE I8LANDER, CUMtiKllUND. IVO.
We have recently received a
Carload of McLAUGHLIN
Carriages and Buggies,
and are prepared to quote
lowest prices and best terms.
give us a call
McFIiee &
General Merchants, Courtenay.
NOTICE it heral.y given, in hooti!
wee with the Strut. •, that Pmvinci. 1
Revenue Tbi, ami *l\ hiwiwi! l»xi-«
*ni ineime t»x, ami sch.ml tux, anew <1
and levied under lhe "AMt>»ment Act,"
end amendment*, uredue nnd payable on
tie 2nd day ■>(January, 1911- All taxea
cillrctible I r the 0*1 An 'innieiit
Diatriot are due aud payable at my cf*
tee, iituated at the Government Office.,
Cumberland. Tbia notice, iu ternia of
la*, ia tquivelent to a peraonal demand
by ine uuniKall pTtom liable for Uxe«.
l)itnl at Cumberland, H.C. the 13lh
day of January, IHU.
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i a
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Cumberland Public & High
School Statement 1910
EXl'ltNLilTUHK .
Teacher, salary *WJJ*
.lanllor **>'»
cavitDBpr w.in*
fleatluR Furnace WjMO
Hopain Printing & SundrlM <»'■""
Total Kxpcndliure tWJ1.0i
Umi eel fully Hnbmlttfd. T.H.Carbj Secretary
Jertiflett ct-m-ej Jan Wll
J.Tfc Palmer,  Olty Auditor
* elector* of the iuunk-f|>alUy uf the City nf Ciimh
erland, that I require the prewnceof the said elect
*m at the OldPhotographUallery nu the 1th An. of
February, 1911, ji 14 o'clock noon. fo» the purpiwe
of nominating pewnw to reprvMt'iit them in the
Municipal Council Mm»y«r ami iihleiiiienr
The made of nomination of camliilattn ahall lit an
follows; Tbe candidates shall Iw num iiiatetl in writ
ing; tbt writing shall he subscribed by two voter*
of the municipality aa proposer nnd seconder, and
sliall be delivered to the Returning Officer at any
time between tbt date of the notice nnd . P. H. of
tne day of tbe nomination,fund In the event of a
poll being necessary, anvh pull wlll bfl opened on
the Mth day of February 1911, at the Old fhoto
graph Gallery. Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumlierlaiid, 11.
O. of which every person Is hereby wiuired to take
notice aud govern himself accordingly.
No person shall be nominated ur be eligtb)* as a
candidate for Mayor unleu be be poases-
led of the quallflration by law required of those officers, and unless the candidate shall, on or before
the hour of 2 p. in. of the day of iiitminiitii.il, furnish the Returning Officer with a statement hi wri
ting, specifying the land or real property iipmi
which he qualifUs, his nomination shall tie invalid
and shall not be acted upon by the Returning Officer.
I'he qualification as candidate for Mayor is u
He must be a male British subject of the full uge
of twenty-one yearn and nut disqualified under un>
law and have been for tin nix months next preceding the day of nomination tlm regiKter*-d owner in
the Land Registry Office of land and real pruperty
In the city of the asawweil value ou the lust Municipal Assessment Roll 911X0,00 over au I above an)
eglstered encumbrance or charge anil whu is oth
•1 wise qualiHed as _, municipal voter.
The qutiHnV.ition* as candidates for Aldermen
areas follows: —
He must bea British subject of the full age of
twenty on" years and not disqualified under any
law and havo been for six mouths next preceding
tbe day of nonduathiu tli— registered owner hi tin
Und Registry Office uf land and realestste In tin
city of tho assessed valuw un the last Municipal As
sMMiient Roll of |&ou.0U or more, over and above
auy registered encumbrance or rharge aud who Is
otherwise qualllled us a municipal voter
(liven under my band »l the City of Cumberland
tblsiird day of l-ohruaiy, IVU.
Returning Officer.
Iu effect Oct. 3rd.
Tuesday morning
Wednesday nfturnoon
Fiiday afternoon
Saturday night overland
Sunday, about 9.80 a, m.
Tuesday—G.16 a. m.
Thursday—6.15 n.m.
Saturday—6.15 a. m
bunday, 1 p. in. sharp
We Imve a'l heard of "tha beer that
made Milwaukee famuli.." If the citlea
of B. t: were to be clawed aooorriiiiR to
lhe quitll'y of the beer whieh ia tnani-
fau ured in them, Cumberland would
u It <t. ttie litbt city ill th>. pioviooe.
The E,.gli'» will   hold a grand ball in
40a pul In., hatched 1909
tromJan I I.. May 31, Uld 37580 .if.
which aold at wholaaale prleoa
n«t       •        •        • 11019 U
(Seat ol feed lor eamo Period     311.0*
9 ______
Avtraae profit por bird for
IMd.iv.       «,      •        •
l.liliS IUR HU'OIIMi,
P«r IS.
• t.HI
■ AM
hr IW
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
AU kinds of hauling done
FirBt-claas Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
Local Agent for
The London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Oo.
Oet rates before insuring els c
Office: Cumberland
:   :   :   CEIVED  :   :   :
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
a Year
in  advance
-= GOOD =-
Jewellery     _•*__
ona Small
Nest door to Royal Bank, opposite Post Ofllce
-1" &m<®$i"M. 11
jt^iH*.-^iHTiMn'.,H»'rxiH I'+j^.-wjirA r*vr<iK1'Hii'tAt<-rHKrMH'5 J
>m Furniture 11
Wallpaper 11
Crockery       § {
Etc., etc.^?
A nice line of Iron Bedsteads
$4. «° $40.
just arrived
p.  M  &MWW
Capital $5,000,000
Reserve 15,700,000
Drafts luiied la any ourronoy, payable all evep tke world
hlcheat current rata* allowed on dopoolu of 41 and upwards
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
There is no better
way of making the
people of this district think of you
than through an advertisement in
Tbe Islander


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