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tion in the Comox District.
VOL. IV., No. 24 «*^$fr>
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
Comparative Statement of Output for First Eight Months
of Last Three Years.
Several membera of the remnant
of the U. M. W. of A. that are
left in Cumberland have questioned us concerning the accuracy of
the output of the Comox Mines,
of which Cumberland is the centre. We presume they have seen
in the Nanaimo Free Press, wh'ch
is the accredited journal of the
U, M. W. of A. as proclaimed at
the local headquarters here some
time ago, in which Mr. Robert
Foster, district president of the
U.M.W. of A., says he has a man
stationed at Union Bay watching
the steamers coming in and going
out, and that he knows just exactly what coal is being shipped
and that there is only about half
the amount as published in the
Islander. The few idle miners
who are hanging around here
evidently believe what Robert
Foster and his watchman says is
the truth. These foolish men
who live in Cumberland, instead
of going and seeing for themselves, continually repeat the
statement that the output as published in the Islander is not .the
For their satisfaction we have
gone to the trouble to get the
output of the local mines for the
first eight months in the years
1911, 1912 and 1913, and if any
of these idle miners around town
are able to refute our statements
our columns are open for them to
do so. By this we refer to the
men who are still members of the
U.M. W. of A. and have been re-
siden*s of Cumberland for the
last five years. The men who
have only arrived during the last
twelve months and are members
of the U. M. W. of A. but have
never   been  employees of the
Canadian Collieries at any time
we give no consideration.
Output at the Canadian Collieries for
the first eight months of the last three
Jan. 37,607
Feb. 48,894
Mar. 45,907
Apr. 48,191
May 49,090
June 37,477
July 41,853
Aug. 44,646
Jan. 51,516
Feb. 47,322
Mar. 49,180
Apr. 45,071
May 47,864
June 50,525
July 49,088
Ang. 56,746
Jan. 29,541
Feb. 30,036
Mar. 37,241
Apr. 41553
May 42,192
June 45,762
July 52,908
Aug. 50,212
353,665 397,312 329,445
It will be seen by the above
figures fo- 1913 that the monthly
output of the Canadian Collieries
has increased over 20,000 tons in
the last eight months, which is
an excellent showing after what
the officials of the U.M.W. of A,
have threatened to do during the
time mentioned.
About two months ago we were
told by these same people that
the Canadian Collieries might be
able to produce coal but would be
unable to ship any. When asked
for what reason we were told the
steamers would refuse to take it
because it was scab coal. We do
not know what the seamen, cap
tains or ship owners think about
it, but the people of Cumberland
think it burns better than ever.
We know that some of the mem
bers of the U. M. W. of A. are
burning it; we won't say how
they get it but they do not buy
it. IftheU.M.W.ofA.willonly
leave scab coal and the scabs
alone there will be no trouble
about Cumberland. We feel
sorry for the men who have
worked here for a number of
years and are still idle by following the advice as given out by
the officials of the U.M.W. of A.
instead of using their own opinions for the benefit of themselves.
A grand concert and dance will
be held in the Cumberland Hall
on Thursday evening, the 18th,
under the auspices of the Cumberland ConservativeAssociation.
The committee in charge is making every effort to make it a
huge success. Some of the most
talented ladies and gentlemen in
the district have been secured
for the occasion, and we are informed that with the new arrivals
Cumberland and vicinity are in
possession of talent that ensures
the production of a first class
concert; something that may be
expected from a city ten times
its size. To suit the convenience
of Bevan and Union Bay specia
trains will be run, and the residents must consult trainmen as to
time of departure. The concert
will commence at 8 o'clock sharp.
Reserved seats are now on sale
at Peacey's drugstore, price75c.;
general admission to concert 60c,
dance, including lady and gentleman, $1.00. Refreshments will
be provided at the dance.
The following will take part in
the evening's entertainment:—
Miss Muriel Bate, soprano.
Miss Louisa Bickle, soprano.
Miss Maggie McKenzie, soprano.
Mr. Richard Kirkum sr.,baritone
Mr. Jack Taylor, humorist, late
manager of Red Pierriotts,
Birmingham, England.
Mr. J. H. MacMillan, solo violinist,* graduate Glasgow College
of Music.
Mr. Alfred Odgers, tenor.
Mr. Thomas Purvis, tenor.
Mr. J. Spiers, baritone.
Mr. Frank Ramsay, elocutionist.
Mr. S. Jones, tenor.
Mr. Charles Parnham, accompanist, assisted by Miss Frame,
Miss McKenzie and Mr. Rd.
Kirkum jr.
Tickets are now on sale.   Programmes will be ready for distribution on Wednesday.
Two members of theU.M.W.of
A., who are still on a holiday,
were standing on the road along
side the Cumberland-Union Bay
railroad track when No. 20 came
along with thiry-five cars of coal.
One says: " Look at that train of
coal." "Yes," says the other,
"and that is only one of the daily
The Ideal Ladies Tailoring
company, of Montreal, has appointed Mr. P. Dunne, merchant
tailor, of this city their agent for
Cumberland and district. Mr.
Dunne has now on hand 250 different samples and fifty different
styles of ladies garments to
select from. The prices are right.
Dr. D. E. Kerr, dentist, will be
in courtenay from Sept. 14 to 21,
Development Work in  Na 5
Mine Reveals Seam of Coal
8 Feet 8 Inches Thick
Local agitators, who pretend to
be in the know-all class, have
said if the Canadian collieries are
securing such an enormous output they are working the best
places only and doing no develop-
work, and their increased output
was but a matter of a short time.
Hearing these statements we set
out to get news with the following results.
It appears that at the time No.
5 Shaft was sunk, some eighteen
years ago, the level on the west
side was drove in about ten yards
only when the workmen struck a
fault, which completely cut out
the coal. At the time of the so-
called holiday we understand the
Canadian collieries were about to
prospect this side of the shaft
but abandoned the idea until
three months ago, when they
commence to drive a drift to prospect for coal. On Monday their
efforts were richly rewarded by
finding a beautiful seam of coal
8 ft. 8 in. in thickness, consisting of 5ft 8in of bottom coal,
then 3 or 4 inches of mining, and
3 feet of top coal. No miner
could wish for a better place to
work in. With a level twelve
feet wide and six feet mining
across the face, with two top and
two bottom rib shots, a miner
would certainly be able to load
some coal. It will be remembered
this work has all been done while
the U.M.W. of A. says there is
a strike on. No. 5 even to day
is producing more coal than ever
it did in the history of the mine.
The record output of the mine
previous to the dispute was in
the month of August, 1912, with
an output of 13240 tons. This
same mine during the month of
August, 1913, produced 14,280
tons, an increase of 1,043 tons.
And the agitator has the gall to
say "strike on." No. 5 Mine
made a record output on Wednesday, hoisting 743 tons. Previous
record before the holiday in
August, 1912, was 645 tons, an
increase of almost 100 tons in
this mine alone in one day.
The finding of this new seam
of coal, which practically speaking makes No. 5 a new mine
with an unlimited amount of coal
in sight, becomes a great asset to
the city of Cumberland, and with
the four other mines will make
this city the Newcastle of the
Pacific. West Cumberland is now
being surveyed off into lots, and
it is expectedlOOdwellings will be
erected there. The contractors
for the Canadian collieries has
completed 75 dwellings at No, 8.
With a live board of trade
Cumberland shonld be an impor.
tant centre inside of two years.
Grand fall millinery opening,
all the latest New York and Paris
models are now on hand at Mrs,
John Gillespie's, next door to the
Union Hotel near the railway
A reply to His Worship will
appear in our next issue.
Miss Muriel Bate, late of Victoria, is now stenographer at the
Royal Bank of Canada.
The dance at the Bevan Hotel
on Saturday evening was a huge
Several strikers left on Sunday
for England and the United
Alex McKinnon, the Furniture
Man, left on Sunday for Vancouver, and returned on Tuesday.
Every day sees strikers going
out either by boat or overland,
and workers coming in.
High class Piano for Sale.—
Apply Elk Hotel, Comox, B.C.
Several miners arrived from
Ladysmith on Sunday and secured work at the local mines.
The Courtenay Fair is uppermost in our minds at present.
The great event takes place next
Several families arrived from
the old country by Saturday's
train and will make Cumberland
their future home.
fe, Don't forget the Comox Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition
at Courtenay on Friday, Sept.
19th.    Entries close on Sept. 15.
The committee in charge of
the Conservative Concert and
and Dance will meet at the Conservative Hall on Monday evening.
R. A. Smith, of Victoria, arrived on Sunday to relieve Harry
Wilson, local manager of B. C.
Telephone, who left on the same
day for Victoria and Seattle on a
two weeks' vacation.
H. J. Buchanan, of the Royal
Bank staff, has been transferred
to Vancouver, H, McLorie, of
Victoria, arrived on Sunday and
is the accountant at the above
named bank.
Can. it be true that those who
extended so much sympathy to
the strikers are soliciting scab
trade? True sign of the times.
It's not nice to eat the mush that
oneself haa ref uned.
A congregational social will be
held in the Methodist Church on
Tuesday evening next. An impromptus programme, a cup of
coffee and a social evening, beginning at 7-30. Strangers come
and get acquainted. Admission
The Greenwood Ledge says:
"It is currently reported that the
coal mining operators at Washington are the cause of the strike
at Nanaimo. That being the case
the miners are making goafs of
themselves. Miners should be
sure of their ground before listening to the raving mercenary
W. T, White, njanager of the
Canadian Bank of Commerce,
accompanied by Mrs. White, left
on Tuesday for Victoria and the
Sound Cities on a two week's
vacation. R. S. Ross, of crcston,
arrived on Tuesday and will act
as manager during Mr. White's
absence. A. S. Henderson of
Chilliwack, formerly teller, is expected to take the position of
accountant at the Canadian Bank
12,831 TONS
The Largest Output for any One
Week in the History of the
Comox Mines.
The managers, foremen and
employees of the Canadian collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd, are to day
wearing a smile that won't come
off, and being pay day helps the
thing along. During the past
week every man must have had
his shoulder to the wheel. Although sometimes depressed and
abused by the holiday seekers
the employee rejoices in the fact
that at last he has got his innings.
It is gratifying 'to the Canadian
collieries and it is also pleasant
news to the city of Cumberland
to know that this week's output
is the greatest in the history of
the comox Mines. The output
for the week ending Friday,
Sept 12th, makes the grand total
of 12,831 tons. The largest output was on Monday when the
local mines produced 2290 tons.
Victoria need not fear any coal
famine with the comox mines
only 150 miles distant, with the
output climbing up in these
strenuous times it speaks volumes
for the management of the comox
The next move for the residents
and business men of this place is
to see that a portion of the pay
roll finds its way into Cumberland
unmolested. This is an easy
thing to do if every man who is
looking forward to the prosperity
of our town would get up and
assert himself and see that the
workers spend their money in
peace when purchasing the necessaries of life, The opportunity
is here, now is the time to grasp
it. If the business men allow it
to slip through their fingers they
will have no one to blame but
Picketing has been declared
contraiy to the law of Canada and
the local authorities are determined that the law shall be enforced as far as Nanaimo is con
The first arrest made with this
object in view was made on Tues
day when Steve Melzer was taken
into custody and a charge of intimidation laid against him.
It is stated that over one hundred strikers were out on Tuesday picketing the men who went
to work in No. 1 mine and should
this continue more arres's will in
all probability result.—Nanaimo
Daily Herald.
We have received authentic
information that fifty men
started work on Wednesday
morning at the Extension
Mines. The men have gone to
work to repair the ruins and
put things in readiness for a
resumption of operations.
Evening classes in Stenography
three times a week. For partic
ulars and terms apply to Miss
Muriel Bate, P. O. Box, 279,
Seabrook Young, a progressive
Victoria merchant, is visiting
this district and is showing fine
samplesof garments that fashionable women will wear this sea-
season. This should save many a
woman a trip to the capital city.
For particulars see our advertis
ing columns.
Dr. Geo. K. MacNaughton returned from the east on Thurday
evening and resumed his duties
as colliery surgeon on Friday
Thos. Cessford and Miss Jean
Shearer, of • Cumberland were
united in marriage on Tuesday,
Sept. 2nd, by the Rev. Jame3
The Canadian collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. pays today, when the
usual amount will be paid out that
a normal output calls for, something over 100,000 dollars.
Rev. Y. X. Willemar, accompanied by Mrs, Willemar, left for
England on a trip.
South Wellington rioters appeared before MagistrateSimpson
at Nanaimo on Tuesday. Photographs were submitted showing
buildings damaged by rioters o:t
August 12th, including machine
shops, Chinese dwellings and residence of workmen. Eleven
were committed to stand their
trial before a court of competent
jurisdiction, in the meantime to
await trial in Nanaimo jail.
The Department of public
works at Ottawa are calling for
tenders for the construction of a
wharf at Roy's Beach. Sealed
tenders will be received up to
October 9th.
A meeting of those interested
in the formation of a new regiment waB held in the city of
Nanaimo on Wednesday evening.
The meeting was addressed by
several officers of the various
regiments. The greatest enthusiasm prevailed antl over fifty
men signified their "Intension to
join the militia corps.
In pursuance to the law that
picketing is unlawful the Nanaimo police arrested four picketer?
on Wednesday. They will be
charged with intimidation.
A miner named Watson was
serionsly injured about the head
and face on Wednesday afternoon
at the Jingle Pot Mine.
The funeral of the late Sophia
Gleason, who died nt Nanaimo
after a lingering illness, took
place at that city on Thursday
afternoon. The deceased was the
daughter of William Gleason of
George Pettigrew has been arrested in Nanaimo charged with
intimidation. Application for hail
was refused by Police Magistrate
The Ladies Auxiliary are out to
day in full force collecting for the
local hospital. This is Red cross
day, pony up!
The Managment of the crown
Theatre has kindly consented to
put on a reel of pictures on the
screen while the audience is assembling for the conservative
concert, and another during the
Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, Lorn
(ion, Melbourne anil Toronto
(Contln. 'd)
l>Ut< r shrugged hta shoulders. It
looks like it, don't It'.' Hero's your
handkerchief—blood on It, I didn't
touch tlie revolver—it would havo!
been a pity to have ipoilt the finger
1 lints: Come, Sir lie or go, lt'B no'
use trying to fool mo. You thought]
the only man who might possibly dis-
cover the murder, or have any auspic*
tons, was your chauffeur—you got
him out ot ihe way very cleverly,
nearly sent yourself to paradise, tou!
But yon didn't reckon on a pair of
eyea behind tho fence. Now you
have gol to reckon with me; bo what
iro you going to do about it?
Hethi rington's fingers dug deep Into
the flesh of his hands, ho waa holding
himself in a vice. lie had pierced
tho veil of the past, at last. Ona hour
only—and it held—murder!
There was blood upon his hands, he
was a murderer.
And of a man lie did not know or
did not recollect. Bnt it was the
same thing to him, ond who would
believe him? Nobody. Ills loss of
memory?—a pose! Perhaps when he
Eaw the man's face he would remember? Oscar Soral? the name was as
unfamiliar as his own.
Well, Sir George, there Isn't much
time to lose, I have got to be getting
Hethcrington steadied himself and
pat upright. I have never seen Oscar
Soral—1 don't know the name—I don't
know you.    This Is blackmail.
Ulster blew little rings of smoke
towards the celling; be was still smiling. Call it blackmail If you like. I
am willing to hold my tongue and
band over the only clue to the murder
—this handkerchief—If you pay me
I tell you It Is a He. I never saw
the man, lletherington cried desperately.
I ^aw you both; unseen, but seeing!
True, I heard nothing, but the river
runs •Ion gE.de lhe road and its waters
make a rare noiso as they tumble
over tbe rocks. Come, Sir George,
it's no use denying it; a word from
me and to-morrow morning you will
find yourself under arrest. Loss of
memory is all very well If that's your
game, but even that plea would not
bave your neck.
Hetherlrtiton struggled to bis feet
and walked the length of the room
and  hack.
Give me tl e, he whispered. It
\l true 1 swear it on my honor, I
know nothing—I remember ncthing.
Bl. ter laughed brutally and winked.
Take my advice, Sir George, he said
emphatically, arid begin to remember
right away. Supposing you have forgotten, and I don't want to doubt It,
it wo .Id be wiser under the circumstance*; not to let any one know about
tbis temporary loss of memory. It
might arouse suspicion. Oscar lies
safe enough in that wood, he won't be
found for many a long day, if ever.
Vou see, It is not on your properly;
i.nd when you bave paid me, I shall
leave the country. I am not a common black-:u«i*.fci. I'm a gentleman,
but I'm broke to tbe world. I must
have money. You've more than you
want. Give me—be hesitated a moment—give me $50,000.
I haven't—
He-herlng.on didn't Uno v what he
was doing, he didn't know what he
was saying—he was panic stricken.
Ton thousand pounds! lie repeated
tbe sum aloud and laughed.
The price of his life—If he were a
murderer. He would willingly have
given twice that amount (o regain his
memory and see into tho past. Did
ho possess as much money? Unconsciously ho spoke bis thoughts aloud
and lie beard Bister's voice answering
Chapped and Cracked, Could Not
Put Them in Water.   Skin Red |
and Ait Swollen,   Cuticura Soap I
and Ointment Cured in Two Days. !
Emerald, P. E. I.- "I Got my bands  I
cuappod and Ihoy crackod.  If I would close  j
niy bands ttic cracks would bleed.   I could   I
jgt*Sbe.      net put Hum In water or
\,l^/"-^.     do hardly any work.   Tlio
skill was red and uiy bands
Oil swollon.   Tbey wero so
snro I could not sleep.   I
tried everything-1 could get
In the drurj store,	
und all kinds of ointment,
nnd they did mo no good
fill I used Cutlcura Soap and Ointment,
'i hey cured my trouble In two days. Uult-
cura Soap end Ointment aro tho besl that
can bo mode." (Signed) 0. W. Murphy,
Uec. rs, loll.
Your yearly Income Is mora than
lhat, at least, so (oiks say; this bouse
and the land around lt belong to you.
And, you never were one to chuck
money about. Saving disposition.
Sir George, except perhaps when you
wanted to satisfy a caprice, and then
—1 He snapped his Angers eipresslve-
He waited for Hetherlngton's reply
and when none came he rose, planting himself between the fireplace ond
Sir Georgo. Turning r. moment he
kicked the logs into a blaze, thon Ms
left hand hovered over the bell.
Isu't your His worth ten thousand
pounds, Sir George? he asked lowering his voice to a whisper. I thought
you loved life and the goud things you
were able to purchasc-your guns,
your rod?, your dogs and horses; good
Judge of wine too, they say. And
women—there must be women you
havo loved; perhaps one still loves
you? Would you rather give all these
things up than write me r. llttlo cheque
for ten thousand pounds?
Ilctlieringlon supported himself
against llio tt.ble; the feeling ot panic
had partially left him; thla man levied blackmail as lt he were making nn
ordinary business proposal. He stared at Bister as the firelight danced
behind hir, shoulders, throwing strange
shadows nbout his -figure, emphasizing
some features, concealing others; and
he felt lie envied him and hated him
at the same time.
You Beein to know a lot about mo
and my affairs, ho replied, also speaking In a whisper. Tell me a few more
Interesting facts.
Bister showed his teeth. Hardly
necessary, ls lt? Y'ou were not very
popular when you left here nearly a
score of years ago, were you? But
perhaps you wlll try and live down
the past, perhaps this—accident—to
Oscar Soral will be a lesson to you.
The chiming of tho clock from the
stable yard Interrupted him. He
counted the strokes under his breath.
Time's up, Sir George; are you going
to write me a cheque, or am I going
to ring the bell antl ask Dr. Murray
to accompany me to Deepshot Wood
at once? 1 saw him In the hall some
time ago, probably he ls still here.
lletherington began to tremhlo
again as though with the argue. It
was impossible to Imagine this man
would Invent such a story! What other
horrors might be lurking to spring out
at him from the Past?
Give me time.
Bister shook his head. Sorry, lt
Is now or never. I am ln a bit of a
hurry myself.
Hethcrington groped his way to the
sideboard and pouring out a little neat
brandy Into a wine glass, swallowed
lt. Before I pay you anything, I
must have proof.
Proof? Of what? That poor Oscar
is rcallv dead? You took good care
of lhat'before you left the wood, I'll'
be hound. And remember Sir George
I know or guess the motive which led
to his murder—a woman. Across the
body of every murdered man Is always
cast the shadow of a woman.
I must have proof, Hetherltigton replied desperately. How do 1 know
that you didn't kill him and are trying
to throw tho guilt on me? How do
1 know—? He threw out his arms
imploringly, passionately. 1 tell you
I know nothing—I remember nothing,
it is all a blank, but I swear I have
never taken any man's Hfe^ There
may be countless, nameless sins to
my credit ln tho past, but murder Is
uot one of them.
Sir George, here Is your blood-stained handkerchief, Bister said quietly,
which 1 will give you In exchange for
vour cheque. Get up early tomorrow
morning and ride to Deepshot Wood,
perhaps when you see the man's face
and the revolver by his side, you may
— remember! He laughed sarcastl-
callv. Come come, Sir George,
enough of tills fooling, I can't fence
with words—It's your money or your
life—yours to choose.
lletherington reeled to ths door and
stood with his back to it. Come tomorrow aud you shall have your answer.
When lletherington did not reply,
Bister took up his hat, wrapped tlie
scarf round his throat, drawing lt
tightly across his mouth and chin
again'. Then he crossed the room
and  stood  beside  lletherington.
1 am sorry, Sir George, 1 would
have eavetl you. Perhaps you are in
search of a new experience though?
The hangman's rope will certainly be
a novelty.
He would have opened the door but
Hetherlngton stopped blm. Fumbling In the breast pocket of his dinner
jacket, he took out. the pocket book
Which he had found ln his other Etilt
of clothes. Standing by the table ho
counted tlio bnntllo of notes which it
contains'.. He handled all save oue
to Ulster.    Take that and go.
I will call for a cheque for the balance In the morning, ell?
No!—if ever 1 see your face again—
Tomorrow morning, shortly titter
breakfast, Ulster replied pleasantly as
And Hetherlngton replied vaguely—
I suppose so.
i He Ut every candle he could find
so as to dispel all the shadows from
the luxuriously furnished bedroom. It
possessed a beautiful carved celling,
fine panelled walls and some tapestries. After locking and bolting the
door, lletherington began to examine
the contents of his boxes. He dared
not think another moment, action—at
any eost. Y'et he was Btlll playing
at hide and seek with himself—for
among the clothes which the butler
hnd put away he might find something
which would suddenly stir memory; a
letter, a book, perhaps even a perfume? Or lt hot ln his wardrobe,
then among the papers, photographs,
strange mass ol toys, and bric-a-brac
which he had apparently collected
from- all quarters of the globe.
Tho butler had tried to lay the
thing-, out In some sort of order; the
effect was bizarre. But lletherington searched for personal things, not
objects he had purchased but things
that had always belonged 'to him.
Books were the first things he searched. There were not many, principally of travel and sport; a few novels—
evidently bought to read and throw
away. He glanced through their
pages; they told him nothing.
(To be Continued)
Uses of the Mosquito
There seems almost less to be said
ln defence of the mosquito than of
the house-fly, anl probably ln a hygen-
Ic Utopia both would be removed.
But an Instance ls furnished by Professor J. S. Dexter of Columbia University of a contribution whlc'. mos-
quttos appear to makj towards natural process—they pollinate orchids.
A research student. Miss Dlelz, working at Plant zoology, first Informed
Ihe professor that ln a neighboring
marsh she had seen a mosquito bearing on Us head two small yellow masses which looked like iollen. Professor D^xtor went to the marsh and
caught a number ot mosquitos, all of
them bearing the yellow masses,
which proved to be pollen of the orchid Habenarla obtvusata, at that
time abundant and ln full bloom,
ls a small green and Inconspicuous
orchid, but Its flower ls very similar
in construction to that of Orchis Mas-
cula, described by Darwin In his book
on orchids. Moreover, with mosquitoes substituted for bees the complex
process of pollination is very nearly
identical in the case of either orchid.
Professor Dexter gathered a number
ot tho plants arid collected a few mosquitos which wero free from pollen
and put them together In a glass aquarium Jar. In a few days the mosquitos had removed most ot the yellow patches about their eyes. This
appears to be the ouly case known ln
which mosquitos are the chief evident agents of pollination.
First Boolblack—Wot's the matter,
Jimmy?     Yer looks played out.
Second Bootblack—Played out! I
should think 1 am. Just been, giving
two policemen a shine.
Guest—Delightful party you are having tonight, old fellow.
Host-Y.es, I am giving it to my
wife. It ls the twelfth anniversary
ot her thirtieth birthday.
Canoeing and danger
Aro hand in glove.
Tou fall ln the river
Or else ln love.
Out ot one pound of compound nlck-
| el and copper, costing about 23 cents,
the United States government coins
$4.55 worth of live-cent pieces.
The French aviator who has Invaded Russia will have a distinguished national historic precedent If he decides
to fly bad; to France as fast as circumstances will -.'ermit.
Clears Up on Change to Proper Food
The brain cannot work wilh clearness aud accuracy, if the food taken
Is not fully digested, '„ut Is retained
iu the stomach to ferment and form
poisonous gases, etc. A dull, clouded
brain is likely to be the result.
A lady  relates her  experience In
he poeketed the notes; and If further changing her food habits, and results
 ■■■-'■  "-'-   are  very  interesting;
"A steady diet of rich, greasy foods
such as sausage, buckwheat cakes and
so on, finally broke down a stomach
and nerves that, by Inheritance, were
sound and strong, and medicine did no
apparent E- id ln the way of relief.
"My brain wus clouded and dull and
I was suffering from n case of constipation that defied all remedies used.
"The 'lioad to Wellville,' in some
providential way, fell Into my hr.nds,
and may  Heaven's richest blessings
proof Is needed It lies In this llltle
bribe which you havo given and which
I have accepted. lt will pay me to
hold my tongue for ten thousand
aud you will never miss lt. lie
laughed as he bowed mockingly—M>
dear sir, I told you I was a gentleman.
Good-night, und I hope good sleep will
restore your unfortunately bad memory.
Sir George lletherington stood aside
and let him pass out of the room.
He listened to his foolsleps echoing
Wanted to Swap
Two KanBas City lawyers, whose
names are withheld for obvious reasons, declared that they were present
when the following Incident occurred:
Uncle Moses was a chronlo thief
who usually managed to keep within
the petty larceny limit. One time
he miscalculated, however, and was
sent to trial on a charge of grand larceny.
Have you a lawyer, Mose? asked
the court.
Ko, sah!
Well, to be perfectly fair, I will appoint a couple. Mr. Jones and Mr.
Brown will act as counsel.
What's dat?
Act aB your lawyers—consult with
them and prepare to tell me whether
you are guilty or not guilty.
Mose talked to his attorneys for a
few moments In husky whispers. The
Judge caught the only word alibi, several times repeated. Then Mose
arose, scratched his head, and addressed tho court:
Jedge, yoh Honah. he said, course
Ah's ouly an Ign'ant nlggah, sn' Ah
don' want ton bothah yoh Hor.ah, but
Ah would suttinly like toh trade yoh
Honah one ob dese yeah lawyers toh
a witness.
The little maid stood ln the parlor
doorway, one hand on the handle. For
a moment she gazed at her father,
who was preparing to take his after
noon nap. Papa, she said, do you
know what I am going to give you
for your birthday when it comes?
No dear, answered tho fond father,
but please tell me.
A nice, new china shaving mug.
with gold flowers on lt all around,
said the little, maid.
But my dear, explained her parent,
papa hair a nice one like that already.
No he hasn't, his little daughter
answered thoughtfully, cos—cos I've
Just broke .It.
The Best Cover for Soldiers
Experiments have been made In
Europe to determine what color ln
a soldier's uniform ls tho least conspicuous to an enemy. Of 10 men,
two were dressed ln light gray uniforms, two in green, two In dark blue,
and two In scarlet. All were then ordered to march oft, while a group of
officers remained watching.
Surprising as lt may seem, the first
to disappear were the scarlt1;. Then
followed the dark gray, while the dark
blue and green remained visible after
the others hal disappeared, says an
exchange. Experiments In firing at
blue and red targets, according to
the same experiments, proved that
blue could be more easily seen at a
distance than red.
What About the Bait?
An old man was talking to a bachelor, and asked him why he didn't
marry. He parried the question by
telling about different young women
lie had known, finding some fault with
each one. But lt appeared that all
of them had been married.
You are In danger of getting left,
said th<, old man to him. You had
better hurry up before lt Is too late
Oh, eald the bachelor, there are
Just as many flsh left ln the sea.
I know that, replied the old man.
but the bait—isn't that ln dinger of
becoming stale.
The Development of Aviation
A new hydro-a:roplane, designed by
an Kalian, ls engaging the attention of
the British Admiralty. lt Is said to
have remarkable stability In both air
and water. Two mechanics can
climb about the machine while lt ls
in full flight, and It Is as easy to steer
as a light boat. Flying with a 100
horsepower engine. Ita pilot has carried four passengers. Events In the
development of aviation are moving
The Empire's Population
According to the estimates of Whlt-
aker, the entire population of the British Empire is 434.2S6.660, and the total arer. 13,153,712 square miles, ot
which 121,512 are in Europe, 2,187,-
650 ln Asia, 4,618.245 ln North America, and 3,214,085 ln Australia. The
population of the United Kingdom,
rather than decreasing, has been
steadily Increasing. The census of
1841 showed a population of 26,730,-
929; that of 1851, 27,390,629; in 1861
tho population was 28,927,485; in 1871,
31,484,661, In 1881, 84,884,848; ln 1891,
37,888,439; ln 1901, 41,458,721 and ln
1911 the census enumeration showed
a population of 45,216,741.
It was on tho Auguste Victoria,
homeward bound, that two Americans,
a Frenchman nnd an Englishman wero
discussing the relative value of Euro*
pean and American waiters, with the
balanco much ln favor of the trans-
Atlanilc variety. To Illustrate his
point, tlio American related tlie experience ot a New Yorker ln a Broadway cafe, whoso bill of faro afforded
a choice of miners pie, cherry pie, custard pie, and apple. Y'ou may bring
me, said tho guest, a piece ot apple,
ot cherry, and of custard pie.
Well, ejaculated tho waiter, what ls
the matter with tho mince pie, sor?
After the laugh had subsided, the
Englishman leaned across the table.
Beg pardon, Dr. Smith, hut what was
the matter  with the mince pie?
415 Huntley St., Montreal, Quebec—
"My one year old Eon was troubled with
eczema In tbo faen. It started with redness and Irritation, then it was like a pimple.
Afterwards It was an open soro with matter oozing out, causing it'-bing and keeping
blm from sleeping at night. Ills face wa3
covered With eruptions. After unsuccessful
attempts witb diUcrent remedies, I tried
Cutlcura Ointment, which I used ono week
and bo was completely cured of eczema."
(Signed) Mrs. 3. N. Ttaclcot, Nov. 15, 1011.
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.hrough  the  great  gloomy  hall;   he!fall on the man who was Inspired to
heard the front door open aud a gust write it.
of wind sweep ln, rattling tlie armor | i followed directions carefully, the
and pictures on tho wall. Then the j physical culture and till, using Grape-
door closed and there was silence. Nuts with sugar and cream, leaving
He remained standing where Bister meat, pastry ;.nd hot biscuit entirely
had left him.   At last he roused him- 0„t of my bill of fare.   The result-
self and crossed the room quietly almost as though afraid to disturb the
Silence, lie rang (he bell nnd told
tlio butler to turn out tho lights and
lock up; ho found sonic excuse for
making  lilm   accompany  him  to   his
I am In perfect health once more
"I never realize I have nerves, and
my stomach nnd bowels are ln fine
condition. My brain is perfectly
clear and I am enjoying that state of
health which God Intended his crcat
bedroom. He was beginning to be ures should enjoy and whlcn a'.: might
afraid to be lift alone. A bad sign! have, by giving proper attention to
Perhaps conscience was awakening, I the'v food." Name ..hen by Canad-
aiul remembering? ] \ua Postum Co., Windsor, Ont.   Head
All his boxes liad been unpacked "The Road to Wellville," in pkgs.
now. all save one, which Iho butler "There's a reason."
told him none of his keys would fit. Ever read the above letter? A new
I suppose the heavy stuff will arrive one appears from time to time. They
In a day or two, sir? the man said be- are genuine, true, and full of human
fore leaving. | Interest,
A man at a recent dog show noticed
a pretly girl gazing around as If puzzled. He went over to her and said;
Pardon me, but can't you find the kennel you wish? lt not, I shall be
glad to assist you.
Oh thank you, she replied. Would
you mind showing me where they are
exhibiting the ocean greyhounds.
The present population of Mexico
Is placed at approximately 15,600,000.
No attempt has been made to figure
out what it would be if the disturbances of the last few years had not
The Home of Truth
Uncle Joe Cannon, at a republican
luncheon ln Danville,  tilted a little
higher the cigar In lhe corner of his
mouth nnd said grimly:
These muckraking writers call me
names. Well, gentlemen, truth lies
at. the bottom of a well, but that does
not necessarily mean an inkwell.
Ycuth In Germany
Tho well-known publicist, M. Andre Francois Poncet, has just been
making an elaborate Inquiry into the
mental 6tatus and spiritual outlook ot
the youth ot Germany, and f.nds, according to his conclusions published
ln L'Opinlon, that 'the German university youth of today ls, broadly
speaking, neither alert nor wide-awake, nor keenly Interested ln contemporary questions. He reads little, observes little; he ls stolid, eelf-
satisfled, without foresight, Ignorant.
Ho ls at the beck and call ot the
forces which rule the country. Upon
lt the military state rests—It ls one or
the pillars on which It raises Its hler-
archlal edifice.
The writer considers that the young
men ot the university form a caste
which ls closely linked with the caste
of the army.
The student Imitates the lieutenant.
He adopts his stiff carriage, his restrained walk. He wenrs his mustache ln the same way; he bows with
the same click ot the heels. This university cas.a ls also a devout supporter of the Government, end of tho Government not as representing some
principle or other, but simply as such.
There Is, he goes on, In the German
nature, I will not say a natural servility, but an Inborn tendency to obedience, an Inveterate respect for power.
The youth of the university shares the
sentiments wilh the majority, but
other consideration enter Into his attitude. The attachment ot the student and also ot the professors to
the Government ls due ro doubt to a
sincere conviction that on lt tho national greatness depends. But this
conviction la further strengthened by
the knowledge of the advantages to
be found ln subservlanc to the powers that be. The cry ot the stomach
(sic) ls ln harmony with the cry ot
the heart.
Among the German students ls
found no trace ot the Intellectual measles, which seizes on the young
Frenchman—an. Englishman for that
matter—ln the first year of university
life, and passes off In a harmless,
even Balulary, eruption ot red ties.
The writer's conclusion ls: The youth
of Germany today does not resemble
the young man of 1830. He does
not march ln the vanguard toward
a future of liberty and consolation. He
bends his neck to the yoke, and does
not find lt galling.
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His First Drink
His first drink ot milk ln twenty
years was taken by a west of England
farmer, the other day. The occasion was the opening of a new co-operative milk depot at Bath. The
farmer himself declared that he had
not drunk a glass of milk for twenty
years before attending this gathering,
when he had a drink, for the novelty
of the thing, and was delighted with
tha taste.
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Advice for Hot Weather
For those much concerned about
the excessively hot weather th9 following advice by Assistant Surgeon Gen.
W. C. Pucker, ot the U.S.A. Army
will be useful.
First of all being cool Is largely a
condition of mind. One who wants
to keep cool should make up his mind
to be still—ln other words not to produce heat. Heat ls cau:red by burning ot the human tissues, and the
tissues are burned by action or movement.
One should avoid meats ln hot weather; should eat cooked vegetables
and avoid green fruits because they
upset the digestion and invite Intestinal attacks. Of course every human
has to produce a certain amount of
heat, but there is a science ln getting
rid of this heat that is llttlo known to
the average man. Ventilation ot
clothing and of offices removes the
heat thut envelopes the body.
Another thing; Don't eat or drink
anything with whose family history
you aro not acquainted. Patronize
only restaurants of known cleanliness
for opportunities for the spread of
disease through water and food are
increased enormously ln warm weather.
How soon do you start on your trip
to Europe? asked a man of a friend
he chanced to meet one morning.
1 had to give lt up, replied the
Why so? Inquired the first.
Well, you see, said tho man, my
wlfo went and ordered her clothes for
tho trip, and when the billB were paid
there was absolutely no money lett to
go wltb.
Mrs. Robinson—And you were up
the Rhine?
Mrs. De Jones—I Bhould think so;
right to the river top. What a splendid view there ls from the summit!
A Glass Of
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snd sends you to your
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Wit and Theology
Rev. Daniel Strachan, of Toronto,
an eminent Presbyterian divine, was
given an honorary degree at Queen's
University recently. Thoug'.i Dr.
Strachan Is not noted for his sprlght-
Uness in the pulpit, he brought down
the house at convocation by one remark.
I am deeply grateful for this honor, he said. 1 am personally grateful, because lt ls one of the few things
which a man gets In this life which
he Ib not compelled to take home and
turn over to his wife.
Dr. Strachan also told a good story
of examinations, referring to those
subjects which we could write most
about because we know least. He
said he was one day talking to a distinguished professor and examiner at
Queen's about a certain student. The
prof^sor 6ald that this student had
written a very voluminous paper on
a certain subject. But, he added, lt
he hit*, had another half hour to write
he would certainly have plucked hlw
Asthma Is Torture. No one who
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of asthma knows what such suffering
Is. Thousands do know, however,
from experience how immeasurable ls
the relief provided by that marvellous
preparation, 1 r J. D. Kellogg's Asthma Remedy. For yenrs lt has been
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cases. If you are a sufferer do not
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from your druggist.
Taught Scholars to Smoke
Although Lord Mcthu i finds tl*
habit ot smoklnc on the increast
among women, lt ls not so prevalent
among children as lt used to be. Ao>
cording to John Ashton, under Charles
I, lt was not only usual for women
to Join the men ln smoking, but In
Worcestershire tho children went to,
school with pipes ln their satchels,
and the schoolmaster called a halt In
their studies while they all smoked
aud ho taught the neophyte. Thomas Hearne records that It. the time ot
tbe plague of London In 1665, ohildren
were obliged to smoke.
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Mrs. Jordan bad Ideas on the way
children should be reared. Her young
hopeful Tommy caused her a little
anxiety ln this respect. New and
again, therefore a serious politeness
lecture was administered.
Now, Tommy, dear, she started, supposing you accidentally stepped upon
a gentle-man's foot, what would you
I would say 'Beg your pardon!
That's my own little son! smiled
the pleas>'. mother. And it the gentleman gave you a penny for your
politeness wbat would you say?
The Innocent look pnseed from Tommy's eyes as he quickly answered:
Why, I would stand on the other
foot and say 'Beg pardon!' again ot
Quite Enough
Sir James Chrlchton-Browne, says
the Liverpool Post, can tell a good
story against his countrymen. When
he was ln Jamacia, somo years ago,
yearning for the society of a brother
Scot, he asked a colored gentleman
if there wero many Scotsmen to be
found ln the Island. Not many, re.
plied the native, Just a few—but quite
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/The "blues"—anxiety—sleeplessness-and warnings of pain and <*ls-^
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Describing It
How do those slimmer visitors of
yrnrs keep busy.
They play golf, replied the proprietor rf the farm hotel.
Whatever's that?
Well, ns near as I can figure'out, lt
ls a kind of solitaire shinny
What ons   Teachsr   Accomplished—
Centre for Neighborhood Improvement
A certain teacher ln a rural district
In Saskatchewan, having prepared tho
ground last summer, has planted 900
young treea at his school this spring.
The varieties Include Manitoba maple,
green ash, golden willow, Russian
popular and caragana. In addition to
this, hs has a flourishing school garden. As a result of his work the
people ot the district—mostly Germans
—are applying to ths Indian Head
nurseries for over 60,000 trees tor
the spring of 1914.
Tho importance of tree planting on
the/ wind-swept prairies of ths Can-'
adlan west is obvious to anyone who
wii.1 give the matter a moment's reflection. Yet why is not more of it
done? We often hear lt said that the
farmers have not tbe time. Dut ln
any district where an enthusiast begins the good work stimulates Interest by a concrete illustration of what
can bo accomplished.
If every teacher In the west would
emulate this young man's example a
change could be wrought ln tbe appearance of the Canadian prairies and
Ihe general comfort of western life,
that, In a very few years, would
amount to nothing short of a revolution. Some day the casual traveler
between Winnipeg and Calgary wlll
no longer turn wearily from the car
window and sigh for a change of scenery, but will write to his friends of
the charm of peaceful homes, each
snugly sheltered by its grove of trees
and surrounded hy Its garden of
bright flowers. This Is no mere Idyllic picture; it ls within tho scope of
art to make the prairies as attractive as any countryside that Inspired
the songs ot Tennyson or of Burns.—
P.M.B., In Conservation.
Satisfied Her
Owing to a fog. a steamer stopped
at the mouth of a river. An old lady
Inquired of the captain the cause ot
tlio delay.
Can't see up Ihe river, replied the
But captain, I can soo tho stars
overhend, she argued.
Yes, said (ho captain gruffly, but
iiniil the boiler bursts we ain't a going lhat way,
As to Leprosy In America
Dr. Rupert Blue's assertion before
the convention of the American Medical Association that leprosy Is Increasing steadily ln the United States and
that there ls consequently need of
closer government supervision has an
tiarmlng aspect. In tho absence of
statistics showing definitely what the
growth of the terrible pest amounts
to, it remains a question, however,
whether the grounds of alarm are as
serious as Dr. Blue's statement would
appear to imply. If we look around
us for evidence, where Is lt forthcoming? In the city of Pittsburgh,
for example, there has been bnt one
case of leprosy In many years, the sufferer being a Chinaman, who somehow
drifted In here, at d who was promptly
seized and placed in isolated confinement at the pesthouse. What ls true
as to this city ought to furnish a fair
Indication of general conditions. lt
may bo that Dr. Blue refers particularly to the Pacific coast, where Immigrants from the Orient are prone to
bring In contagion or Its germs. If
so lt is unfortunate that he should
generalise and create needless perturbation. In tho face of his alarmist
statement, It may be stated with confidence that in Pennsylvania, far from
being on the increase, leprosy lias not
even a perceptlblo foothold.
Paris Growing Old
What will Paris be If the edict which
the Prefect of the Seine has Just sent
forth proves Irrevocable? The most
distinctive feature of Parisian life will
be shorn of mite',-, of Its glory. For
the paltry sake of making the life of
pedestrians more comfortable the possibilities of tho cafe are to be curtailed. Tho famous terrasses where In
the open air all that ls distinguished
in Paris sometimes rests for an aperitif, and discusses politics, love, art
and literature, the terrasses are to be
narrowed. They must not extend
beyond a third ot the pavement, and
a Paris street wlll look like the bad
Imitation of Itself which New York oc-
caslonally provides. Arts and letters
will suffer a profound misfortune, for
tl.e human spirit will never again he
so free cooped up in a narrow space.
Orators and poets will have no room
to wave their lortatory or supplicating arms.
When you are Tired Mentally
Are you weary? Breathe more; eat
Active exercise will not rest you
from mental work.
When you are tired with mental
work, says a well known physician, do
not think you must take active exercise. Tljat wlll makj you more
weary. All you need ls rest and more
air in your lungs. Sit down quietly
and comfortably and breathe deeply
twenty-five timer;. Rest a moment
and repeat.
This air forced Into the body removes the waste material which makes
you weary.
Don't eat all you want.
Food not needed for support ot the
system ls so much extra work for the
body and requires more air to dispose ot lt.
This regimen will diminish your
grocery bill and save your shoe leatk-
Tremalure gray   hairs   cause   the
good lo die young.
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Tho writer of the recently published
book 'The Parson's Pleasance,' tells
tills good story of a Wiltshire farmer.
An old squire was riding to the bench
one morning and met the farmer, antl,
after exchanging greetings, observed:
And so, John, 1 hear you are going
to be married again.
Yes, sir, next Tuesday.
And you have been married three
times before, have you not?
Yes, sir; this one will be the fourth.
And you always did pretty well for
yourself, John. Your wives have
always had a bit of money, I think?
Yes, sir; but what with bringing
on 'em in and carrying on 'em out
there ain't no profit.
Relics Made to Order
Gettysburg relics have always been
highly prized by the souvenir loving
people of America. Recognizing this
an enterprising German established a
relic factory a few miles from Gettysburg some fifteen yenrs ago nnd did
a thriving business until he was 'exposed.'
It is said tlu1'. twenty-nine people
were employed manufacturing rusty
swords, bayonets, rifles and all sorls
of military trapping. .
Often It Seems te Uphold ths Old
Theory that Opposltes Attract
Men like all kinds ot women. There
are ugly men wbo adore beautiful women, but there are also handsome men
who worship :.t the shrines ot women
who are quite unlike Helen ol Troy.
Many good men have loved, and wlll
love, bad vomen. Who has not seen
bad men devoted to saintly women?
On the other hand the dwarf ls often
captivated by tht large framed woman whose head approaches the celling. I have known deaf women beloved by talkative men; lame women
cherished by men who were agile;
stupid women thought sensible, or
even clever, by men who were brilliant
and affected women solemnly admired
by the most natural ot men; girls who
turned the heads of grandfathers and
old women who lured mere boys to
their feet.
Effeminate men often seek manny
women, while delicate wom.-n who
lever leave the sofa attract the nlm-
rods and the :tunter of big game. The
man who does not know 'God Save the
King' when he hears It as often as
not marries the woman who ls mad
about Wagner, and the man who never
goes to church chooses as his helpmate the devout woman who visits a
district and teaches In Sunday sJiool.
All klr.ds of women are liked—nay,
more, are loved by men. Why not?
For where ls the man who cannot find
one woman—If not two—tp think him
what he probably thinks himself, the
most perfect man ln the world—until
the honeymoon ls waning?
She Spoke the American Language
He was proud of his llngttlstlo ability was this American dentist. He
didn't boast being a polyglot, but
with an English partner who was himself reasonably accomplished ln languages he did manage to take care ot a
thriving business ln Buenos Aires with
less than the ordinary linguistic difficulties that confront an American in
a foreign land.
Naturally, ho didn't expect trouble
In making himself understood when a
young woman was ushered in from the
reception room of his office. She was
manifestly a person of breeding. In
Portuguese, the language of Argentina,
he asked her wants.
Uncomprehendlngly she shook her
He smilingly tried the French:
Que voules-vous, method of making
himself understood.
Obviously she was still In the dark.
His partner essayed a little assistance In Spanish. Que qulere V? he
She but shook her head the more
He tried Parlato Itallano and his
partner came at her with Sprechen
Die Deutsch? each with equal lack of
In des.ialr the American turned to
the Englishman. What in hell does
she speak? he asked.
A happy smile Illuminated the woman's face. That's It, she said. I
simply speak United States. I have
a wisdom tooth I want treated.
Mlnard's   Liniment  Cures  Diphtheria
Bridling the Mississippi
The Mississippi river Is cutting a
new channel near Menphls, Tenn.,
and unless government engineers are
successful . i checking tho hungry
stream, Memphis may be left high and
dry.a mile from the course of the
stream. Her harbor facilities will be
ruined and the city left with the mud
bank between Its fine levee and tho
stream. Government engineers are
now wrestling with the problem and
declare the/ will win out.
For several years tin turbulent Mississippi, raging like a hungry lion, has
been eating railroads, houses and
farms, crunching them In Its muddy
maw and carrying them dowu to the
Gulf. During last year the hungry
stream ran against what looked like
an Insurmountable obstacle. A sheer
wall ot hard rock appeared and residents of Hopefleld point, opposite
Memphis, felt that tho rock would
ruin lis appetite. But the river has
undermined the rock, and is at Its old
frolic of converting farms luto nothingness.
Government engineers aro now
weaving a mat of. willows Into a great
carpet a mile long and 200 feet wide.
When this is completed It will be loaded with rocks. Then a pile driver will
pin it to the bottom. It ls believed
this will stop the erosion. If lt does
not, engineers assert there will be nothing left but to let tile river take the
courte it chooses.
Busy Women of Prominence
The wives of he members of the
new Dutch Cabinet aro nil workers In
somo sphere of labor, as tho following
list shows:
Mme. Hahlet, wife ot the Premier,
Is an official parliamentary shorthand
Mine. Brandos, wlfo of the Finance
Minister, a sculptor.
Mme. Muuc\, wife of the Defence
Minister, a school teacher, with a
degree In mathematics, president of a
women's suffrage society.
Mme. Nlolson, wife of tho Minister
of Education, a surgeon.
Mme. Pcdersen, wife of the Minister
of Agriculture, ls an Indefatigable agriculturist.
A pompous physician who was Inclined to criticize others was watching a stonemnron build a fence for
Ills neighbor, and thought the mason
-. as using too much mortar. ■ He
said: Jim, mortar covers up a good
many mistakes, does lt not?
Yes, doctor, replied the mason, and
so docs the spade.
Adolphtts—It's an awful shamo. My
little nephew got hold of that poem I
wrote to you and tore lt to shreds.
Augusta—So the little fellow can
read alioady?
Quaint Manx Laws
Many quaint and curious customs
dating from ancient tlmea are still
observed in the Isle of Man, and not
the least interesting of these ls the
ceremony that will be enacted today
on Tynwald Hill. Men, women and
children from all over the little Island of the Irish Sea will gather on
tin hillside and listen to the official
Manx laws. For centuries this arch-
alo legal ceremony has been carried
out on each Attn of July, except when
that date falls on a Sunday, and lt
still retains most of tho novel features that mako it the most interesting
observance of its kind to be witnessed
anywhere 1-t the world.
It ts no longer possible to read all
the laws that govern Manxmen, since
the House of Keys, as the local legislation ls called, ls busy ln adding
new statutes aa similar bodies elsewhere.
A Manx law that la no longer enforced, but which retains a place In
tho statute book, provides a penalty
ot $50 and the loss ot both ears for
anyone guilty of libelling the lawmakers. The death penalty was
long Imposed for the theft of any
amount above thirteen cents, while n
flogging was the punishment for
stealing a lesser sum. An exception
was made In the case of horse and
cattle thlevers for lt was set forth
that, as they could not hide such animals, their act was more foolish than
Hall Cain?, whose youth was spent
In the Isle of Man, has described
many ot the interesting customs of
the Manxmen ln his novels. Of late
years, however, the Inhabitants have
shed some of their peculiarities, owing to contact with tourists.
No srason of the year ls so dangerous to the life of little ones as Is
the sumin.r. The excessive heat
throws the little stomach out of order so quickly that unless prompt aid
Is at hand the baby ma-,- be beyond all
human help before the mother realizes
he Is ill. Summer ls the season
when diarrhoea,' chelera, Infantum,
dysentery and colic are most prevalent. Any one of these troubles may
prove deadly If not promptly treated.
During the summer the mother's best
friend ls Bab; s Own Tablets. They
regulate the bowels, sweeten the stomach and keep baby healthy. The
Tablets aro sold by medicine dealers
or at 23 cents a box from The Dr.
Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville,
The old farmer was making his usual weekly call on Mrs. Wiggins.
P'taters is good this morning, madam, ho said, casting an admiring
look at the basketful he had brought.
Oh, is they? retorted Mrs. Wiggins. That reminds me. I wants
to have a word with you about them
you sold me last week. How ls it
that them at the bottom o' the basket is so much smaller tban them on
the top?
Come about l.ko this, replied old
John, a knowing look on his face.
P'taters is growing that fast now that
by the time I get a basketful dug tho
last ones ls about twice the size of
the first.
The Oil of Power.—It is not claimed
for Dr. Thomas' Eclectrlc Oil that lt
will cure every I... but Its uses are bo
various that lt may be looked upon as
a general pain killer. It has achieved
that greatness for itself and all attempts to sutpass lt have failed. Its
excellence ls known to all who have
tested Its virtues and learnt by ex-
How Insect! Breathe
All Insects need sir, even those
that live la water, but no insect has
nostrils, or any opening In the head
through whlcb It breathes. Instead
there ls a row of Bmall openings called spiracles, down each side of the
body, one on each segment beginning
with the second or third segment or
the thorax, or chest and extending
back to tho tip of tho abdom.n. The
spiracles open into two air-tubes tbat
extend the length of the Insect. One
on each side. Just within the wail of
the body. These tubes are connected
In the thorax by two cross-tubes, and
from them smaller tubes ."verge.
These ln turn divide and redlvide,
growing constantly smaller, until tho
finest tubes permeate every par', of
the Insect, even the tips of the antennae and th? Joints of the feet. The
lubes aro known as trachae. and serve
the same purpose that the lungs s«rve
ln the vertebrates: to carry oxygen
to the blood and tissues. The outer
openings or spiracles aro protected ln
various ways—as for example, by a
circlet of hairs—In order to prevent
the admission of anything except air.
If they become clogged by any such
substance as oil or grease, tha Insect
suffocates, says an exchange, The
humming of gnat, tho buzzing of files,
and similar sounds, ere produced by
the vibration of tho air ln the spiracles and trachae.
The Best Liver Pill.—Th: action of
the liver ls easily disarranged. A sudden chill, undue exposure to the elements, over-indiilgenco In some favorite food, excess ln drinking, are a few
of the causes. But whatever may be
the cause, Parmelee's Vegetable Pills
can be relied upon as the best corrective that can be taken. Thev are
the leadlngjiver pills and they have
no superiors among such preparations.
Donald was leaving his native village for parts unknown. Sandy his I
friend, Invited all the friends and
neighbors to the home to give Donald
a royal trend-off. As Is customary at
these gatherings, liquid refreshments
wero serve I without stint.
About 9 o'clock Sandy noticed Donald going round bidding the guests
goodbyo. Your no going yet, Donald,
ho said in sunrise.
Na, I'm no goln' yet, answered Donald, but I thocht I'd bid 'em all goodbye while 1 knew 'em.
The Language Might, She Couldn't
Tho Moberly (Mo.) Monitor Is telling this Utile story on a lawyer there.
It happened when a court witness wns
a negro woman, whoso reply to every
query was: I think so.
Finally the lawyer rose and pounded on tho desk. Now you look here,
ho roared, you cut out that thinking
business and answer my questions.
Now talk.
Mr. Lawyer man, said the witness,
Mr. Lawyer man, you will have to
'scu3o me, I can't talk without thinking.
If you measured every person ln
this court, said the medical witness at
tho London sheriff's court recently,
you would find that no ono lias a pair
of legs of equal length.
That. Is ratiier disquieting, remarked
Well, said the doctor, no ono Is
Biggest Surveying Jobs
Two of the biggest jobs of surveying
ever attempted are tho marking of the
boundary between Alaska and Canada,
which haa Just been completed, and
the marking ot the southern boundary
of Canada, whloh Is now In progress.
Eoth surveys aro of.a difficult nature,
and the Alaskan boundary partlculary
so because of the mountainous and, in
parts, inaccessible character ot the
regions traversed.
The most difficult .part of the line
was that starting at Mount St. Ellas,
on the southern shore of the peninsula
of Alaska, and running soutlteast along
eighty-three peaks of tho eoaet range
to the head of the Portland channel,
a distance of about 700 miles. Much
of this section of tho b.ttndary was Inaccessible, and could only be reached
where lt was crossed by Inlets connected with tho sound that parallels
the coast. From these points the
peaks that mark tho boundary, as well
as the topography along the line, were
located and mapped by trlangulatlou
and photo-surveying methods.
The line running north from Mount
St. Ellas to the Arctic ocean was not
so difficult of n.ocss, although it lies
over glaciers and some of the highest
mountains ln the world, but the work
of marking was ln many ways more
like Arctic exploration than an ordinary Job of surveying. This line runs
due north aud south, following the
141st meridian (longitude west from
Greenwich!, and ls now marked by
188 stone monuments set abouc three
miles apart. Everything had to be
packed from the base of supplies, and
for tills purpose 200 Americans and
Canadian horses were used. The total length of the Alaskan boundary ls
1,507 miles, and the cost ot surveying
it was Jl.500,000.
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Colds, Ete.
Jefferson's  Table   Manners
Jefferson himself overdid the part of
being democratic, particularly with the
British ambassador, Merry, who had
the touchiness of an English greengrocer ln a tall hat and who had a
wife now gently referred to as disagreeable.
At a state dinner Jefferson gave a
woman iris arm, but otherwise there
was no order. The guests approached the tablein a rush as If the dinner
bell had rung ln an old fashioned American Hotel. Merry did not
run fast onough, or ho was too fat, or
be was too dignified, and found himself seated where a British ambassador could only writhe.
He made a report of It to his government, and tho next time Monroe
tho American then ln London, was Invited to a state dinner he was seated
next to the kitchen, but unfortunately
within hearing of some loud conversation at tho head of the table, where
the culture ot tho United States was
being compared witb that ot South Africa.
Monroso not only made a report to
his government bnt ho laid a complaint beforo the British ministry, and
just at a time when tho two nations
wero In need of all the serenity that
could command they became Irritated
over table manners.
Simplicity sometimes Is much Involved.
If Imparts a ddlelitfiil Blow of vlsorom
liealtli to the akin and leavpa
It amootll and Butt.   Keep
your  kiddies' kneel and
(lands clean with SNAP. II
tloca the work.
Vour Dealer Sills Sup.
Sara the Coupons.
Equal Rights
You say a pedestrian has rights ths
samo ns a motor car? asked tho querulous person.
Certainly, replied tho policeman.
Well maybe ho has. But I can't
help wondering whnt would happen to
me if I went along the street making
the same kind of noise as somo of
those automobile horns.
What caused you to walk out ot
prison ln that offhand way?
Well, replied the recaptured convict,
I suppose it was the same thing that
made mo leavo home in tho first
place.     It's a case of wanderlust.
Tho young lady, visiting hor aunt
In tlio country, came ln late on afternoon.
Where ln the world have you been?
asked her nut.t.
In tlio hammock nil the nfrernoon,
sho responded, with my beloved Robert Browning.
The nunt eyed her sternly . Then
sho said: If I Rear of any more such
scandukus proceedings, I shall certainly write to your mother.
The female house fly lays from 120
to 150 egtjs at a time, and these
mature in two weeks. Under favorable conditions the descendants cf a
single pair will number millions in
three months. Therefore all housekeepers slioukl commence using
early In the season, and thus cut oil
a large proportion of the summer
The  Belgian Congo Cannibals
From Ritwl to Malange is perhaps
eight hundred miles as the crow flies,
but being pedestrians and as the cannibals were carrying on extremely active warfare in tlio country traversed
by the direct route, for safety, we had
to make a long detour that added almost two hundred miles to our trip.
That was ln July, 1907. and wc had
reached the most westerly of the Katanga mines at Ritwl with the Intention
of proceeding directly west to Angola.
The southwest corner of the Congo
was, at that time, a veritable hot-bed
ot cannibalism and slaving. All captives that the cannibals did not eat
they sold to the Portuguese.
Such conditions had prevailed for
many years, and the chances of improvement seemed extremely small.
A few months later, however, tho Com-
pagnle Kassal, an immense rubber
trading concern under the leadership
of a chief du secteur, waged war on
tlie cannibal Weleshl nnd effectively
put them to route. Only here and
there a few remain.
Seventy miles north of LukoshI we
found a stump, quiet evidently a sort
of sacrificial altar, as lt was decorated with human skulls, mostly thoso
ot little children. The territory in
which this was found was occupied by
the Waleshl until less than three,
years ago. They wero the worst
slave traders of all the tribes of this
section. It was very largely for their
lawlessness and absolute disregard of
the decrees of the Compagnle Kassnl
that they were driven from tho country
In which they had operated for bo
many years.
But though tlie Waleshl, wllh their
ghastly practices, wero driven out, the
Bachokwee remained, and the trafHo
In slaves continued.
Madge—You girls didn't try to play
baseball ln your hobbles, did you?
Marjorle — Gracious, no! They'd
havo got onto our curves.
Bhaba Grass
Bhabar grass grows in great quart-
titlea throughout India and extending
into Afghanistan. It is extremely fibrous and strong, and as paper pulp
material now holds first place In India, whero 60,000 tons aro annually
mnde Into paper.
Strange, the murder ot thai Cubist
art 1st I
Yes.    What was tho cruise of ll?
Ho painted the portrait ot an Intellectual person and made him look like
a blockhead.
Finds Help in Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
A man's reputation Is what his fol-
lowmen think of him; his character
Is what Cod knows of him.
Capo Wolfe, Canada.—" Last March I
was a complete wreck. I had given up
all hope of getting better or living any
length of time, as 1 wns such a sufferer
from female troubles. But I took Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, nnd
today I am in good health and have H
pair of twin boys two months old and
growing finely. I surprised doctors and
neighbors for they all know what a
wreck I was.
"Now I am healthy, happy and lienrty,
and owe it>all to Lydia E. Pinkham's
remedies. You may publish this letter
if you like. I think if more women
used your remedies they would havo
better health."—Mrs..I. T. Cook, Lot
No. 7, Cape Wolfe, P.E.I., Canada.
Because your cose is a diflicui t one, and
doctors having done you no good, do not
continue to suffer without giving Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound a
trial. It surely has remedied many
cases of female ills, such as inflammation, ulceration, displacements, tumors,
irregularities, periodic pains, backache,
and it may be exactly what you need.
The Pinkham record is a proud and
peerless one.   It is
a record of constant
j victory over the ob- i
stinateillsof women
—ills that deal out
I despair. It is an es-
j tablislied fact that (
I Lydia E. Pinkham's
VegetableCompound (
j has restored health
I to thousands of such suffering women.
Why don't you try it if you need such •
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Published every Saturday at Cumberland, Vancouver Island, B.C., by
Edward W. Bickle, Editor.
Subscription: $1.50, payable in advance.   Advertising Rates furnished on application
To Correspondents : The Editor does not hold himself responsible for views
expressed by correspondents. No letters will be published in the Islander
except over the writer's signature.   The Editor reserves the right to
refuse publication of any letter.
Next Tuesday, the  Kith inst., twelve months will have
elapsed .since the officials of the local U.M.W. of A, decided to
take a holiday us a protest against what \v«s supposed to he
discrimination,   Tlie two men whom they thought were unjustly dealt with were J«mes Smith and Oscar Mottishaw, the
one had not been an employee of the Canadian Collieries for
five months previous to the lGth of September, and the other
was told by the manager of No. 4 Mine to go the foreman and
secure the position asked for, which he failed to do.    This was
the cause   of  the   so called  holiday on Vancouver   Island,
which has now affected Nanaimo, Ladysmith and /South Wellington. The U. M. W.of'A. failed to »iake good on the question
of discrimination, then wages and better conditions  were con-
considered a good proposition to advance for this trouble.   In
this they failed after it had lieen proved that wages and condi-
t'ons on Vancouver Island were better than iu any coal mining
centre oii the North American Continent.    The United Mine
ll'orkers of America commenced the hopeless task of recognition with the check off, or rake off as it lias been termed from
the Vancouver  Island miners  to replenish the funds of an
United   States   organization   with   no standing in  Canada.
During the twelve months past we have had our troubles, hut
we are tliaukful not to  the extent of our neighbouring city
Xaiiahno,     For the first thirty days, from -Sept. 16' to Oct. 15
af last year, the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited allowed the Comox mines to remain idle, evidently thinking that
the intelligent portion of the miners would settle their differences among themselves anil return to work.    Hut the management found that instead of trying to effect a settlement  the
miners were siukina deeper into difficulties, of which the U.M.
VV.  of  A.   was   supposed to  relieve  them,    jf'he Canadian
Collieries opened up their Comox Mines on Oct. 15th, 1912, for
those who wished to return to work and,  while willing to discuss with their employees any trouble that may arise, positively
r .fused to recot/nise  this foreign organization and have maintained that attitude ever since.   The result was that a number
of men went to work and produced  120 tons of coal the first
dty in addition to making repairs to the damage caused by the
thirty dnys cessation   of work.    This   is   now  almost  eleven
months ago and today the mines are working full swinty as will
be seen by the weekly and nionthl// output as published iu the
Islander.    The first dny of resuming work, 15th  Oct.,   1912,
the output Was  120 tons, on Monday, Sept. 8th,   1913, the
oiit/iut was 221)0 tons.    .Ill accomplished in the short space of
eleven months with the agitators at all times trying to impede
the output of the Comox Mines, the pay roll of which is Cumberland's very existence.    In th«' early days of the so-called
holiday ever// employee was saluted  with the word "Scab."
.Smile got brick bats thrown al them, while  impudent, shameless, saucy women poked other workers with umbrellas.   These
were some of the unpleasant experiences the employees had to
contend with because they resented   being dictated  to liy  the
officials of the local union.    The U.M.W. of A, in this district
knows for a certainty that they will never lie recognised by
t he Canadian Collieries either  at  Cumberland  or Extension.
We said twelve months ago they would  never be recognised
and we say so today. Their forlorn hope has become absolutely
H'e are not the accredited journal of the coal operators as
lhe Free Press would suggest—who seem astonished in a
recjnt issue that we had said nothing concerning the closing
down of the Extension Mines. These wiues in auestion commenced operati in on Wednesday with forty men. We thought
these minss wou' I work ayain and why should we say they
were clo.'el down in the absence of any authentic informa-
ation. Ex e sion Mines will work and the U.M.W. of A.
ivlll he sorr-/ for t'ie destruction and disturbance they may
I ave crea'ed.
Macfarlane Bros.
We invite you to inspect the following
Men's Footwear
Just to hand our First Fall Shipment of Ames Holden and
McCready Shoes. In the newest shapes, colors black and
Brown; both button and lace,   see our window for display.
Men's Suits
These are here in all the newest shades and styles. Colors
Navy, Brown, Bronze, Black, Purple etc.
Ladies' Millinery
First showing of Ladies' Fall and Winter Millinery.
Ladies' Blanket Coats
In the Newest Shades and Styles,
For the Children
The famous "Margaret" Sweaters and Sweater Suits complete.   In shades of Narvy, Gardinal and White. 	
"The Corner Store," Cumberland, B. C.
Phone 10
P. O. Box 100
Fine Watch
Cumberland, B. C.
The Ideal Store
For one week starting Saturday
13th, corns on the start and make
your selections while the stock is
Ladies' and Gents' Sweaters and
Sweater Coats; Infants Jackets,
Hoods, Bonnets and Booties;
Ladies' Fancy Motor Hoods,
Scarfs and Silk Shawls; Gents'
Underwear and Shirts; Gents',
Ladies', and Childrens' House
Slippers; Blankets Comforters.
The Ideal Store
Next door to Tarbell?.
Cumberland Courtenay & Comox AUTO STAGE
will leave Post Ofliee every day (except Sunday) until further
notice on the following schedule.
Lves Cumberland for Courtenay _      8 a.m.   12
"   Courtenay for Cumberland  8-30 a.m.   «3
"   Cumberland for Courtenay and Comox __    10 a.m.    .1
"'   Comox for Courtenay and Cumberland..     11a.m.   i&
"   Cumberland for Courtenay        1p.m.    ,J
"   Courtenay for Cumberland    1-30 p.m.    A
"   Cumberland for Courtenay and Comox.. 2-30 p.m.     ,
"   Comox for Courtenay and Cumberland.. 3-30 p.m.
FARES—Cumberland to Courtenay 75c, Courtenay to Comox 50c.
All parcels must be prepaid and letters stamped.
Phone 18. E. C. EMDE, Cumberland, B. C.
Capital Paid Up 811,560,000
Roserve Fund S13,000,O0O
Drafts issued in any currency, payable all over the world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS and Interest at highest current rates allowed on deposits of tl and upwards.
D. M. MORRISON, Manager.
R. H. HARDWICKE, Manager.
A new stock of Rockers ranging in price from
$1.75 and up. Blankets and Comforters at
popular prices. A good selection of Sideboards
Extension Tables, Parlor Tables, etc. Dressers
and Stand at from $16 per set and up. Try a
Fawcett Range, guaranteed to give satisfaction,
from $25 up.
Phone 14
Dunsmuir Avenue
First Class in every respect.       . Perfect Cuisine
Headquarters for Tourists and Sportsmen
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
John N. McLeod, Proprietor
When hi Ciimbcrlani. timke Hie Union your lieailqwuteni
Effective August 1, 1913
Model T Runout - - $600
Model T Touring Car - 65 0
Model T Town Car - -   90 0
With   Full   Equipment,  f.  o.   b.  W? lkervUle
Ford Motor Company
of Canadr, Limited
E. C. Emde, Agent for Comox District. THI MU9MR, CCMBntUlIB, B. c.
I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on Saturday, the 11th day
of October, 1913, at the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon at the Court House, Cumberland, B. C, I shall sell by
public auction the lands hereinafter set out, of the persons in
the said list hereinafter set out, for the delinquent taxes unpaid by the said persons on the 31st day of December, 1912,
and for interest, costs and expenses, including the cost of
advertising said sale, if the total amount is not sooner paid.
Snow, Major A. B..-
Hamilton, Alexander
Davis, Leonard	
Dutcher, Byron W..
Dutcher, Byron W..
Vaughan, H. J.	
Brenchley, R. H...
Cameron, Frank D.
Harwood, John	
Denman Island Stone Co.
Comox District.
10 acres of Section 17, Oomox
15 acres of West J of Lot 114
Fr N. W. i Sec. 16 & Fr. S. W. \
Section 21, Township 1
Slof S.W.J of Secl5, Tp9, Comox
65acresofN.W.lSeclB,Tp9 '
FrN.W.lofSecK. Tp9
W.80 acres of frS.E.iSec29, Tp 9
Nelson District.
Section 5, Nelson District.
Denman Island.
2 acres of N. J of N.E. i Sec 18i
Gordon, Walter 	
Herbert, D. L. &T. L., Smith (T)
Wilson, Walter, Estate	
Powers, William N.
, Hinchcliffe, Elizabeth A. L.
Levy, Emil S...	
McLelan Lumber Co 	
McLelan Lumber Co 	
McLelan Lumber Co	
Finlayson, Donald Bain, \
Dickie, Edwin, & Lumsden, Fred Jj
Craig, .lames	
Cranmer, Theodore Louis..	
Maclure, Fred S	
Hall, Dr. F. W. &Johnson, CM.
Hall, Dr. F. W. &Johnson, C. M.
Nash, Dr. Richard ....  	
Richardson, F. 	
Milnes, Fred	
Mcintosh, Findlay.
Johnson, John	
Allison, A. P	
S. I of N.E. i
Hornby Island.
85 acres of N. E. i of Section 4a
S. E. i of Section 4a
UndividedJofE.iof N. W. iofSec5\
3 acres of S.J of E. 1N. W.fSec 10
Groupl,NewWe»tminiter District
Lot 1650
Sayward District.
Undivided4-20ths ofLot68(21ar's)
Lot 159
Lot 160
Lot 161
N. E. I of Lot 216 except lots 12,
17, 18, 19, 22, 23 and 31
Lot 31 of N. E. i Lot 216, Map 1109
Lots22&23ofN.E.JLot216 '*   "
Rupert District.
W. J of Section 14, Township 3
N. W. 1 of Section 25, Township 9
N.E. 1-4 of Section 26, Township9
S.E.l-4of Section 35, Township 9
S. W. 1-4 of Section 36, Township 9
Fr S.W.1-4 of Sec 35, Townsnip 9
S.W. 1-4 of Section 5, Township 34
Coast District, Range 1.
Lot 7
Lot 283
Lot 463
Lot 1061 	
14 40
17 40
29 80
32 00
16 00
17 50
57 50
7 50
12 00
8 00
7 50
10 50
85 00
3 00
3 50
64 00
24 00
24 00
24 00
32 00
20 00
20 00
57 00
12 00
12 00
5 50
46 00
155 83
1 60
1 15
2 85
3 20
1 20
1 20
3 57
13 55
33 30
35 60
18 80
108 35
14 60
10 40
17 56
13 00
2 00247 08
12 07
69 20
27 20
27 20
27 20
35 60
23 00
23 00
9 87
14 60
14 60
Dated at Cumberland, B.C., this 2nd day of September, 1913,
Deputy Assessor for Comox Assessment District, Cumberland, B.C.
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Air Sickness
Bergct, a French aeronaut, after
They    Eat and    Digest    Food    That i speaking of tho conditions of tha at-
Would Kill an Ordinary Man ! mosphere la general, brings out some
Wo hear much of American dvspep-' Points on aviator's sickness. Aero-
•la, but tliere Is ono native race, ot: Planes sometimes reach altitudes of
America that Is certainly not troubled ! "**> thousand feet ln an hour, and here
ln this respect. The Eskimo defies tho effects on the ear such as hum-
tho laws o( hygiene nd thrives. Ile; "ring or cracking noise aro about the
eats until he is satisfied, but is said samo as In a balloon, but tha effect on
never in be satisfied while a shred of the respiratory organs is different,
his teasl remains tinconstimed. His ; The pilot is sooner out ot breath and
capacity is limited by the supply and ha 'eels n special kind of uneasiness.
by that only. : During the descent, the heart heals
The Eskimo cannot make anv mis-  are of greater amplitude, but without
take about tlio manner of cooking his|accelerating.  A quicker descent In a
food, since, as a rulo, he does not cook
It,     Nor, so far as the blultber or frit
of the arctic nnimal ls concerned, Is
the Eskimo concerned about his manner of eating It. Indeed, he may Lo
said not lo eat It at all. He tills it
Into long strips an inch wide and an
Inch  thick  and  then lowers it down
sailing flight nt a speed ot 1,000 or
I.-00 feet a mlnule or even more,
causes a feeling of a special kind, or
uneasiness, accompanied with humming In Iho earsa Burning In the face
Is also felt and a Bevcre headache, also a great lendency to sleep which has
heen before    observed.    The    move-
his throat as one might lower a rope Intents of the body are sluggish nnd
Into a w
Despite all 11.1s the Eskimo does not
suffer from indigestion. He can make
a good meal off Uie flesh and skin of
tho walrus, provision so hard and gril-
ty thai in cutting up tlio animal the
knlfn must be continually sharpened.
The teetk of the llltle Eskimo child
will, It is said by tiiose in a position
to know, meet in a bit of walrus skin
as t.ho tee-lli of au American child
would meet In lhe flesh of an apple,
although the hide of tho walrus ls
from half an Inch to an inch In thickness and bears considerable resemblance lo Iho hide nf nu elephant. The
Eskimo child wlll Pile it and digest it
and never know what dyspepsia
unskillful. These symptoms continue for some tlmo after the landing,
r.nd the tension ln the arteries ls noticed to bo higher than the normal.
Then the storm Grew Worse
i    I was a fool over to marry you, sobbed Mrs. Winks.
Now, niy dear, said Winks, nobly,
I can not permit you to take the blame
for that. It was I who was tho fool
for ever asking you. The mistake was
not yours, but mine.
A cometist who went Into the woods
antl played, so won the heart of somo
people from Italy that he has been In-
vited over with all his family and the
cornet to spend the summer.
Millers Worm Powders were devised
to promptly r.lievo children who suffer from the ravages of worms. It
ls a clniple'preparation warranted to
destroy stomachic and intestinal
worms wlthoii. shock or injury to tlie
most sensitive system. They act
thoroughly and painlessly, and though
ln some eases they may cause vomiting, tiial is an Indication or their powerful action and not of any nauseating
On a Philadelphia paper worked
Julius Kaufman, n Dane, who wrote
pungent editorials, Kaufman's English
t/as Inmeccable, but his writing was
Impossible. It seemed to have been
done with a bent pin and an asphalt
mixture. George Kennedy was the
only man on the copy desk who could
read it. tine day Kennedy came to
Ediior Tho iipson, shaking his head.
It's all off. he said. I have lost my
punch. 1 read litis thing of Kaufman's with perfect ease until I got
half-way through—and then I stuck.
I don't know why. Tho second half
of his stuff looks just like the first half
but I can't read It. Thompson took
that manuscript over t» a corner. By
end by Thompson canto back wilh
lines ot strain nround his mouth. Put
(t up to Kaufiiinn, salt! he. ' Elther's
he's gone Hooey or we have. So when
Kaufman came ln they gave him his
manuscript and told lilm lo go nwnv
somewhere and find out what It
meant. By and by he came back
beaming. It was easy, said he. The
second i art I hat yooet wrote in Danish .
■ Dr. Johnson to the contrary not.
J withstanding, puns are occnssionally
i excusable. This one, attributed by
I the Brooklyn Times to a boarding
| house keeper ot that city, ;s gold
onoujth to pass muster.
Ono oi the young men who lived In
the boarding house had tho double
f.rtilt ol slowness'ln paying his lilli and
[useint'ES about the table servlo One
mon ing he said peevishly to llie
■.mil r.dy:
Mrs. Jones, will you tell me why
my napkin is so damp?
Yes. Mr. Wicks, replied the landlady promptly. It's because there ls
so much due to your board.
Hobson'i Chalet
What la a popular phraMT
on* once asked. Something w» all
repeat Ilka parrots, without knowing
Its origin, was the reply ot the cynic; and to a certain extent ha waa
right. How did those common phrases 'tuft-hunters' and 'fool's paradise'
arise? We have an idea that tha
former refers to tha person who seeks
the society and ape* the manners of
the Upper Ten; but whjr 'tuft?' And
why 'paradise' for the fjol who shuts
his eyes to threatening troubles and
dangers, satisfied with the enjoyment
ot the moment?
As a matter ot fact, th* latter
phrase originated ln th* theological
argument that tliere Is a Place for
fools just outside paradise, while the
term tuft-hunting, took Its rise at the
Universities of Oxford and Cnmbrldge,
where at one time the young noblemen were a peculiarly-formed cap
with a tuft, which presumably attracted hangers-on.
Many other curious stories of the
origin of popular phrases are given
in 'Everyday Phrajes Explained'
; (Pearson). It Is related that 'Hob-
| soil's choice arose from the fact that
llobson, a noted carrier in Cambridge,
would only let out his horses and
coaches for hire ln rotation, refusing
to allow his customern to choose, a
customer being compelled to take the
horse nearest the door. Thus lt became customary when anything was
Eating humble pie ls a phrase which
really arose from the corruption ot
the word 'umbles' or 'numbles,' the
coarser parts of a deer killed ln hunting, which when made Into a pie,
wero formerly reserved for the lower
hunt servants; while cooking his
goose, la a phrase which originated
when the King of Sweden, on approaching a hostile town, excited the
contempt of the Inhabitants by the
smallness of his army. To express
this they hung out a goose for him
to shoot at, whereupon the king set
fire to the town to cook their goose.
Long ago unscrupulous people used
to take n cat tied ln a bag to market,
where they tried to sell it for a pig.
if, however, a purchaser opened the
bag before buying, the cat of course,
jumped out. displaying the fraud.
Hence the term: letting the cat out of
the bag.
Which Did He Mean?
Bess—Something lhat Jack said last
night   dldu't sound just right.
Tcss—What was lhat?
Bess—I tnld him If he called me pet
names I wouldn't speak, and he replied that he would call mo dear at
any price.
English as She Is Spoke
™5Ti- Arthur T. Quiller-C'oucli. tlnce
he accepted the chair of English literature at Cambridge, has blossomed
out as a very witty lecturer. Illtis-
tratlng lhe careless and foolish use
ef fancy phrases he told the story of
a telegram a babu sent from Bombay
to announce the death of his mother.
The habu's telegram ran: ltegret to
announce that hand which rocked the
cradle has kicked the bucket.
Most men who live In a cily have
a hard time proving to their country
acquaintances lhat they are strictly
Between Women's
Health or Suffering
Tho main reason why so many
women eutFer greatly at times
is because of a run-down condition. Debility, poor circulation show in headaches, languor, nervous"jsa and worry.
tun Uraiit Mi il any MsaMaa la tin WtrM)
are the safest, surest, most
convenient and most economical remedy. They clear the
system of poisons, purify the
blood, relieve suffering and
ensure such go:d health r.nd
strength that all the bodily
erly. In actions, feelings and
looks, thousands of womenhave
proved that Beecham's Pills
Make All
The Difference
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Weaiea will and Ihe direction* with every ***
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\WX'- W. N~ U. 960
A Rainless Wheat
Iu the Nineteenth Century Dr. William Macdonald gives an account of
tho work done by the South African
Union Department of Agriculture, ot
which he is chief, ln solving the problem of securing a suitable wheat
that cau ho grown on dry veldts and
that nas satisfactorily solved
by Iho cultivation of tho durum
wheats. The writer gives the following interesting details as to the wheat,
Hlpe durum wheat In the Held looks
like barley, and one Is apt, on seeing
It for- the lirst time, to confuse lt
with the latter cereal. It is usually
fairly tall, with broad, smooth leaves,
the heads are '. eavlly bearded, the
kernels large and very hard, having
less starch than the common types
and varying In color from a light to a
reddish yellow. The grain of the
finest durum wheat is large, very hard,
whitish, and slightly transparent.
Durum wheats aro grown both as
spring and winter wheats. To ensure
success they should be sown on moisture-saving fallows, and the growing
wheat should be lightly harrowed to
renew the soil-blanket and so retain
the soil-moisture until harvest time.
Kadlak Island Bears
The biggest bears In the world nre
to be found on Kadlak Island, in the
gulf of Alaska, south of the great
shoulder o£ territory that stretches
out Into the Pacific. The Kadiak
bears are ot the polar breed, perfectly
white, with long heavy fur, and are
twice the size of the black be..- of
tho Itocky Mountains. They weigh
2,400 to 3,000 pounds, Btand as high
as an ordinary cow and aro the biggest
carniverous animals living. The tracks
they leave ln the snow have often
measured fifteen Inches In length and
ten Inches in width. They are savage and fight desperately when attacked.
Dear traps are usually bated with
honey, but the Kadlak trapper. use a
pig. Hears aro uncommonly fond of
pork, and a pig wher. Imprisoned ln
a trap makes a demonstration which
attracts tlio attention of the hears at
a longer distance than tho odor of
Kadiak Is wooded and mountainous,
but It has good natural harbors. Thero
is a population of some 1,500 mostly
Eskimos, living on tho coast and engaged In the salmon fishing Industry.
Losing Game
Crawford—Why don't you try jollying your wife a little? It's easy to
tell her she's looking younger and
more beautiful every day.
Crabshaw—I tried that once, and
she nailed me for money to have her
picture taken.
What ls It wound up on that cart?
asked the old lady sitting by the fire
Firemen's hose, was the reply.
Excuse mo, sho Bnid indignantly,
you can't toll mo any fireman or any-
ono else ever had legs to fit those
Hard Luck
Qulzzer—What's the matter, old
man?     You look worried.
Sizzcr—I have cause to, I hired a
man to trace my pedigree.
Qulzzer—Well, what's the trouble?
Hasn't he been successful?
Slzzer—I should say he has! I'm
paying hltn hush-money.
Pin* by th* Million
la England every day there ls an
output ot over 54,000,000 pins. Birmingham, the greatest centre ot the
Industry la England, alone produces
37.000,000 pins per day. The output
of other pin manufacturers la England
ls only about halt that of Birmingham.
In France the dally production Is 20,-
000,000. while Germany and Holland
produce 10,000.000 per day. The total
output for HVope each day ls, therefore, 84,000,000.
It Is seldom that a pin gets broken
or worn, and tho question Is, therefore,
"Where do all the pins go to?" The
greater number of them get lost, and
there ls no other domestic article
wheie there Is so much waste by loss.
! If every person In Europe lost a pin
'on every third day tho dally loss
would represent over $3,000.
In fofnier days the number of men
retptlred to make a pin was one of
tho marvels ot the manufacturing
world, but. as with most other products, machinery has taken the piace
of mon, nnd pins are now produced
much faster.
The machines are so perfect that
they cut the Wire of which the pins
are mado Into pieces of tho right
length, head, point, polish and sort
them. They aro then put Into an
other machine, which affixes them to
the paper at the rato ot 80,000 to
100,000 per hour.
In the fourteenth century pins wero
pins. They were not carelessly lost
as nowadays, or given as a substitute
for a farthing change. The law per-
mlttod thn'. they should only bo sold
on the first two days ot January each
year, In order that they might not become too common, lt therefore, became the custom for ladles of all classes to buy their year's stock of pins on
these dnys, and the money given them
for this "was known as pin money—a
phrase lhat has survived to the present day.
She Could Find Nothing to Cure Her
Rheumatisrr. Till on a Neighbor's
Advice She T.lid Dodd's Kidney
St. Walburg, Sask. (Sp.clal).—"I
can truly recommend Dodd's Kidney
Pills for any one suffering from rheumatism." These are the words of
Mrs. W. A. Baldwin, a highly respected resident of this place. And
Mrs. Baldwin gives her reasons.
"I was nearly helpless with rheumatism for two years," she states. "I
got medicine from the doctor, and
tried several other remedies but nothing helped me. Then ono of my
neighbors advised me to try Dodd's
1-ldney Pills. I bought four boxes
and they helped almost from the first.
I hnve used nearly two dozen boxes
and am nearly cured."
That rheumatism ls ono of the results of diseased kidneys is again
shown in Mrs. Baldwin's case. She
had headaches, stiffness of the joint.
and backache, her sleep was broken
and unrefreshlng, and she was always
tired and nervous. Her limbs swelled
and she was always thirsty. These
are all symptoms of diseased kidneys.
When sho cured her kidneys with
Dodd's Kidney Pills, the symptoms
vanished—and bo did the rheumatism.
Pugnacious Flsh
Many flshes like tho knight* ot old,
fight among themselves for the love
ot fighting or because they have nothing better to do, according to a bulletin of the New York zoological society. Thero are others, however,
which fight to protect themselves or
their young. Speaking of the fights
among flshes In the aquarium, the bulletin cays: The nngel fishes, beautiful
as they are ln appearance, have perhaps Iho most devilish disposition of
all. A tank of angel fishe3 reminds
one of tho notorious, even tempered
family who were all mad all tho time.
The-watchfulness ot attendants usually prevents tho fatal terminations cf
these misunderstandings but occasionally a fa'nl injury is inflicted. Such
a case, the bulletin adds, happened
when two largo green mornys engaged
ln a vicious encounter, during which
ono of the combntants wero disemboweled and had to be killed. Theso
ccl-like flshes aro extremely powerful
and active and coll and strike like
After tha enjoyment ot wearing his
flrst pair ot trousers, the young boy
ot the family amused his mother the
following morning, when sho said:
Come, dear, let me dress you. The
boy said: Oh, no mamma! Don't dress
ine, pants mt.
He thought lie w»s a connoisseur,
and he war lamenting the decadance
ot art. ,
Look, he said, at the great Italian
school of painters. Look even nt the
old Greeks! Why, Zeuxls painted
grapes so naturally that bird's came
to peck at them.
He did, did he? said a hearer.
That's nothing. I've got a friend
who paints a dog so natural that he
has to paint a muzzle on him to keep
him from biting.
It sometimes happens that while n
man ls watching his enemies his fool
friends get away with him.
Then Friendship Snapped
Edna—What sort ot game shall we
play on those fellows? Itomantlc lovo
or just plain flirtation?
Doris—Let's dlvldo up.    I'll be ro
mantle and you he tho plait flirt.
Try Murine Eye Remedy
If you have Red, Weak, Watery Eyed
or Granulated Eyelids. Doesn't Smart
—Soothes Eye Pain. Druggists Sell
Murine Eye Remedy, Liquid, 25e, 50c.
Murine Eye Salve *v Aseptic Tubes,
2.'c, 50c.    Eye Books Free  by Mail.
An Era Tonic Coon fer All Eyee that Need Cere
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Water for Health
It ls queer, said a medical man to
tlio writer, how few people drink the
amount of water ihey should to Insure
good health. You should take at
least three pints dally.
In the first place, you lose by perspiration and evaporation in the breath
about two pints a day of tho water
lou tnke Into the system, and about
Knottier pint goes to help keep the
blood In order and the skin glands and
joints, eic, sufficiently moist. Milk
is not of much use to replace this, as
it Is mainly a food. Tea and coffeo
are rot advisable drinks, because they
coiiit.ln a nerve destroying drug (caffeine). Cocoa, again, is more ot a food
than a drink, and alcohol—well, the
ess said about that the better.
The only drinks we have left, then,
are mineral waters and plain water.
Too much mineral water ls not good,
but plain water contains no harmful
drugs or minerals and, moreover, is
nature's own product. It you drink
sufficient ot lt the skin will be kept
clear ot pimples, rashes and sores, the
blood will be purer and nature wlll
see to It that sufficient water be mingled with lt so that It circulates normally and not sluggishly because lt ls
thick with Impurities.
Take a half pint glass ot water at
a time. One In lhe morning on arising, one after breakfast, one after dinner, one during the afternoon, one
after tea aud one before retiring—total
three pints.
An Unknown Eldorado
A story ts told at Edmonton, Alberta, that during the Klondike rush threo
prjspectors went Into tho Hay s river
country, which, except for a small
part, along the river near Vermillion,
is unexplored. One of the party was
found on the river bank a yenr afterward. The man was emaciated and
lived only a few hours, but In his last
few minutes ot life told of a light
with Ind'ans, who killed his two companions. He had in his possession
samples of rich gold. It could have
been procured ln no other place, so
it may be that that unexplored territory Is rich in tho yellow metal.
Though tho hinterland has been explored to points within the Arctic circle, the upper Hayes liver country
still remains a vast unknown streach.
Remarking upon the fact, an old-timer
ln tho-uortli country sr.id he had never
known of - white man gotting far Into that part of the country.
From Edmonton to Peaco river
crossing, by way of Athabasca, Is 400
miles, and outside of about a 50-mile
stretch beyond Peace river crossing
and the upper Hayes still lies a great
unexplored land ot rolling and so far
as ls known, open country. It ls inhabited by the Dog Ribs tribe of Indians. Tho territory runs clear to the
British Columbia side and lt is supposed that a large number of bad
Indians have settled In there.
This Never Happened
My dear husband, said the confiding young wife, you said some awfully strange things In your sleep last
Did I? What did I say? asked tho
man, getting ready tor almost any-
You talked about full houses and
aunties and kittles and edges and a
lot ot unrelated things like that.
What did it mean, dear?
My dear, answered the culprit, gathering all his faculties for the supreme
effort of his life, lt didn't mean as
much as you suspect. As a matter
ot fact, I had been playing poker all
Iho evening and the things I ssld In
my sleep were poker terms which I
shall be glad to explain to you at a
moro convenient time.
My husband is perfectly honest, after all! sighed the lady happily. And
she went to sleep and never referred
to the subject again.
I hear there was an election at your
club yesterday.
There was, and I am going to contest lt and demand a recount.
You are? Why, who was declared
I was.
Yeasl—So clear is the mountain atmosphere at Quito, under the equator
In Ecuador, that persons dressed in
white have been distinguished seventeen miles away.
Crimsonbeak—That's no place for
a man to owe his tailor money.
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The Centenary of the Steam Engine
lt I; s il less than n hundred years
sinco lhe building of Stephenson's
'Rocket,' and thero nro many who
think of lt as the first locomotive; but
it was not, nor was Stephenson the
original Inventor of steam traction on
railways. Doubtless his genius well
deserves the fame which it has won,
as do s that cl Fulton hnd Morse; yet
it car. scarcely be disputed that all
three of those Illustrious benefactors
of the rarro c.ld their great works lu
the succ :ssful adaptation and combination of elements which had previously
been discovered and employed by others.
The germ of tho locomotive wns first
displayed by Trevlthlck, nt the end ot
the eighteenth century, but he lacked
tho genius or the persistence to bring
it to perfection, lt was left to William lledley, chief engineer of the
historic Wylan colliery, near Newcas-
tle-on-tyne, csslsted by his colleagues,
Timothy Hackworth, to produce In
June 1813, i. practical locomotive
steam engine for use on the colliery,
railroad. This epoch-making machine
which wns named 'Puffing Billy,' nnd
Is still preserved in the South Kensington Museum, worked satisfactorily
and wa.i tho prototype of many others
which were widely used for fifteen
years, until in 1829 the Liverpool &
Manchester Railroad Company encouraged Stephenson to devise and build
the Rocket. The Newcastle engineer's achlo.-ement of just a century
ago may therefore be regarded as the
beginning of what must rank among
the three or four most valuable nnd Influential mechanical Inventions iu the
history of the ./orld.
The Sunday School Millions
Delegates representing about 3,000.-
000 teachers and over 27,000,000 scholars enrolled ln over 300,000 Sunday
schools will taka part in the seventh
world's Sunday school convention,
which opened ln Zurich. Switzerland.
This vast army, representative of all
nations am", peoples, is the outgrowth
of a movement that had Its Inception
only one and a third centuries ago.
The United States claims to have 12,-
000,000 Sunday scholars. Great Britain 7,600,000, Canada 750,000, Germany
760,000, Australasia 750,000, India 500,-
000 and South Africa 600,000.
The World a* a Clock
Isa Mappenmonde (the map of the
world) ls the name ot an ingenious
clock, the Invention ot a modern
Fret.ch clockmaker. The movement
ls in the Interior of the globe, and
causes lt to revolve, and so mark off
the hours on tho oquntaorlal hand
by meanr; of a locomotive, which by
the wav, has a separate mechanism of
its own whereby, if tlie globe 11 made
stationary it may make a circuit ot
the equator on its own rails ln twelve
The First Plug Hat
The shiny silk cylindrical liat, some*
times called topper, high liar, plug,
high dicer, stove-pipe, or four-gallon
hat, by the Irrevcrant, seems fated to
disappear, after llttlo more than on*
century of existence. In England th*
place ot its origin, lt was long esteemed the very highest badge of respectability, so much admired that varsity
crews rowed races and varsity eleven*
played cricket in correct slilnv bell-
' This form of headgear was first
seen in London on January 15, 1797,
when John Hetherlngton, a haberdasher, emerged from his shop In th*
Strand wearing a silk hat and wa*
promptly surrounded by nn astonished
mob of such proportions that he wa*
arrested and chnrged before the Lord
Mayor, with Inciting to riot. The officer who arrested lletherington testified that he appeared upon a publio
highway wearing upon his head a tall
silk structure, which ho culled a Bilk
hat, having a shiny luster, and calculated to frighten timid people. Several women fainted at the unusual sight •
wlille children screamed, dogs yelped
and a young son ot Cordwalner Thomas who was returning from a chandler's shop, was thrown down hy th*
crowd which collected and had his arm
broken. The defendant pleaded thai
he was merely exercising a right, possessed by every Englishman, to appear
in any head-dress ho chose, and had
not violated any law. He was, nevertheless, bound over In $2,500 to keep
the peace. This verdict aroused th*
wrath of the Times. In its issue of
January 16, 1797, the hat worn by
Hetherlngton ls described na an advance in dress reform, and one which
Is bound sooner or later to stamp lt*
character upon the entire community.
The new hat Is destined to work a revolution ln headgear, and we think
(he officers ot the Crown erred la
placing the defendant under arrest.
Warts ou the hands Is a disfigurement that troubles many ladles. Hollow-ay's Corn Cure wlll remove the
blemishes without pain.
Two years ago you told me the
Woggs car was the best automobile
ln the world.
And now you sny tho Boggs ls the
only one worth having.
I get my information direct. The
salesman who sold me the Woggs car
has gone to work for the Boggs people.
A Prayer
When from some noisy haunt ot man
I stop Into the quiet night
And, cooly contemplating, sc:.n
The lamps of heaven all alight;
Remorse Is mine that e'er I trod
In tho wnyo whero man's mean tumult jars;
Then loud my Bplrlt cries to Ood:
Grant me the calmness of Thy stars.
You get a great deal of amusement
out of yonr new canoe, 1 suppose.
Well, my wife does.
nut she never rides In It.
No. She says it's safer nnd funnier to watch mo from the shore.
My m..re, a very valuable on*,
was badly bruised and cut by being
caught ln a wire fence. Some of th*
wounds would not heal, although I
tried many different medicines. Dr.
Bell advised me to use MINARD'S
LINIMENT, diluted at lirst, then
stronger as the sores began to look
better, until alter three weeks, th*
sores have healed, and best of all, th*
hair ls growing well, nnd la NOT
WHITE as is almost always the cas*
ln horse wounds.
The Megaphone at Sea
The British Admiralty has ordered »
number ot megaphones fitted with th*
new transmitter designed primarily
by Dr. Jules Glover of London for th*
telephone. The speaklng-plece of Dr.
Glover's instrument is made up of two
parts, one -or tho mouth and the other for the nose. It Is claimed that *
megaphone half the usual size wilt
give superior results with the new at>
A man who stuttered badly went
to a specialist and after ten difficult
le sons learned to say quite distinctly:
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled
peppers. His friends congratulated
him upon this splendid achievement.
Yes, said the man doubtfully, but
It's s-s-such a d-d-difficult reni-mark
to w-work into an ordl-n-ary c-c-coa-
versatlon, y' know.
Some of the greatest financial thinkers of the country nre assisting In th*
framing of the currency bill, with the
result that the United States will soon
probably havo an Ideal monetary system. It does not follow from this,
however, that It will be any easier to
get the currency than it Is now, or any
easier to keep what ono gets of lt.
A Prolonged Function
The rich lady next door ls very gracious ot late.
I know the symptoms. Sho is going nwny for the summer and hope*
to jolly us into entertaining her cat
while sho ls away.
Is Health Only
a Game of Chance
It you are accustomed to look, on
health as a gamble you will probably
prove a loser early in tho game.
Somo may hold on to health and life
and defy the laws uf nature, but
there are many rules of the game
which are conducive to health and long
Take nervous diseases, for example.
There aro many symptoms to warn
or.e of the approach of nervous exhaustion long before there ls danger
ot locomotor ataxia or some dreadful
form ot paralysis.
But they seem such little things 'that
their danger signal is not taken notice
of.    Sleeplessness, headache, Indigos
tlon, Irritability, loss of vigor and en-
ergy, discouragement and despondency
all point to low vitality and exhausted
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food has been
wonderfully successful In the cure ot,
nervous diseases of a serious nature,
such as prostration, locomotor ataxia
and partial paralysis, but persistent
treatment and conslderabb patienc*
are necessary.
On this account we prefer to think
of Dr. Chas-s's Nerve Food as a preventive treatment, which overcome*
theso symptoms by rebuilding th»
feeble, wasted nerve cells nnd restoi*
ing vigor to mind and body.
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food
50 cent3 a box, 6 tor $2.60, at all dea
lers, or   Elmanson,   Bates   &   Co.,
wolfe's home how the pro
pertycfth: nation.
Handsome Gift lo Ihe Dominion Hat
Been Made by J. B. Learment ol
Montreal — Prof. Becklej Wilsol I
Hated to See the Historic Manol
House Pass Into the Hands of
Mr. .1. B. I.earmont, of Montrcral,
ken purchased as a gift to the Donv
Inlon el Canada the Manor House el
Ik* family of Gen. Wolfe, who con
ricd Canada for the English in 1759
Is situated in Westorham. Kent
tlhe south ot England, which hal
n the home cl various generationl
tl Welles since the reign ot Henri
Ihe Manor House, which dated from
*u year 1507, will by this purchase,
loconio one o! the chief features ol th)
Canadians holiday for it is the itilen.
Men of Mr. I.earmont In conjunction
faith  the   Government to  make  thi
place a sort ol museum In which
•hall be stored every relio ol Wolfe
lhat can be discovered. The old man*
or house will thus become the Mecca
of all those Canadians who have other
compulsions than those of the dollar.
It will, at the same time, bo a common possession ol Ihe British people.
The house is situated close to the old
■tension which housed the great Pitt.
Sir Charles Tupper is living, or Is
■bout to live, near the famous men-
don which will contain all ol Wolfe's
yoitraits, letters, commissions, and so
The house. has been occupied for
•ome time past by Mr. Beekles Wil-
•oti, himself a Canadian, and who,
grieved to think that It was to be
temovej from England to term a speculate-- enterprise, made the *n-
■ounciment ot the intended sale and
Ifound a purchaser in Mr. I.earmont,
orho indulged at once the joy ol thi
antiquary and the patriot. Mr. Lear-
Mont has been a collector all his life,
it may be raid. He is at the same
time a most discriminating amateur
'cl the arts. The chief compulsion in
this case was the patriotic desire to
•eve tin historical mansion, so indelibly associated with the name ol
Wolfe, for the Canadian people.
One may see, in old cuts, the quaint
fre places, lhe room In which Wolf}
olept, the dining room showing quaint
carvings and weapons, tbe whole expressing the calmness of rural life,
which, in spite of the constant wan
of the period, remained unruffled.
And Burns Won.
When Robert Burns was llltle
known beyond the circle cl his village cronies, there came to the tavern
which he patronized a man named
Andrew Honrer, who was on his way
to Edinburgh .o try to get a volume
cf verse published ot which, he wns
srery vain. Burns' friends pitted th*
two poets against each other, heavily
hacking their comrade to win.
Out nf respect lor bit age, Burns
|ave Horner first innings, tnd h*
darted with the line:—
In seventeen hunner thretty-nlne,
explaining that as that was the year
of hia birth, it made t good beginning. But he hummed tnd hawed and
scratched Ms pate, tnd not tnotber
line would follow.
Then Burns got impatient, and sent
the jovial company into roars of delighted applause by declaiming the following, taking his rival's own first
line cut of his mouth r— 1
In reventcon liunnei thretty-nlne
The Deil got stuff to m.ik a twine.
An' set it In a corner.
But very soon he changed his plan
Made it to something like t man.
And ca'd it Andrew Horner I
England Wearing Away.
The total area of England ln 1867,'
excluding the foreshore tnd the area
covered by the tides, according to information issued by the Board of
Agriculture, was 32,500,397 teres. In1
1900, or 3.1 years later, It had been
diminished by the sea's erosion to
82,549,019 acres, t reduction of 41,379
■ores, and this alter taking into consideration the land gained by accre-'
tion. Assuming the average value
tn acre of the lost land to have beeu
f 100, this means a loss ol $4,137,800.
Profitable Snake Farming.
A profit ot $.1,500 was realized last!
fear on the sale of snake venom by
red. Fox, a professional snake farmer of Sydney, Australia, whoso collection comprises about 3,000 reptiles
•I ell varieties. Tho venom evaporated
■nd crystalized is used ts t cure (or
certain forms of insanity and ll
worth 11,600 an ounce. The by-products sre oils and skins, while the,
Isle of live specimens to zoological
gardens tnd museums gives t hind-
•ome return.
Fttthtri Barred.
Australia hat effectively closed ltl
•fiarkets to the plumage ct the heron,
lird of paradise and other .'sjrd*.
Salving th* Rcmntnt *f Wreck* ind
Smitten Vessels.
"Can she ti silvcdf" It tha que*,
tion the mm ln the street tsks on
hearing of t shipping cttastrophe.
"Will it pay to salve hetf" It thi
que=tien  of the salvage officer.
With the scientific methods, mid*
possible by modern invention, t Teasel can always be salved if t*"i prospect ot reward be sufficiently great
to justify such measures.
The salvage stea-ier is a personality
iniong ships. Most ot those working
from the British coost ire composite
built — I.e., wooden hulls on iteel
frames. The wooden hull possesses
many advantages, principal of which
is that it is far less likely tl be damaged by bumping against ths wreck
than ls a steel one, tnd so ctn stay
by the wreck during wenlher which
would compel t metal-hulled vessel to
stand off.
The steamer, io !ar ss Its externil
'arrangements ire concerned, resembles a floating workshop. •
There tre powerful winches, pumps,
both steam tnd motor, tnd much Im.
pediments. Rosdy for e.t.ersencv an
wonderful pneumatic, tools, mainly for
use under water, diving apparatus, air
compressors, huge purchase blocks
tested up to fifty tons, thick wire hawsers for heaving off, slings and iliac-
ikies, and quantities cf eanv-i ind
oakum, deals and plates for patching.
Probably the Hinge steamer has
been lying ln her home harbor foe
weeks, her crew waiting with the patience bred of the sea. when suddenly
news ol a disaster is receive.!, tnd the
steamer is ordered to the scene ol the
wreck, perlia;* several thousands of
miles away.
In a remarkably short time the
it._mer Is speeding across the ocean
on her mission. If the weather or the
tide does not make it impossible, work
Is commenced as soon as the wreck il
Every man on board has his own
carefully-appointed tasks.
Practically the first thing Is to eet
the pumps aboard, olten a hazardous
business. At this moment the men
ble.i the motor-pump; it is lighter
and more compact, ind much easier
to install on the wreck than ths
steam-pumps, with its cumbersome
boiler. The pumps generally start
their work is the tide rises. II It is
found thev can keep pace with the inrush of the rising tide, then It Is
known that the leakage ia not very extensive.
Divers ore then sent d wn to locate
the position of the damage.
If there Is a big fracture a wooden
patch, large enough lo cover It, Is
made, and this is held In position by
long bolls wilh hooked ends. A can.
vas mallress. stuffed wllh otkum. is
held against the gapini wound by ths
wooden patch, tnd when the whole il
in position, the patch Is tightened up
bv thumbscrewi on the ends ot tin
Holes In the ships bottom are sometimes closed from the Inside with
Olten when tbe leakags has been
stopped, It Is found Ihere ls not, sufficient water to float the w.-eck. Then,
if it has not already been done, tha
ttsk of taking out the whole ol the
cargo must be undertaken. The sreat
enemies of the salvors aro advert*
weather, tides, and currents.
At night they still proceed with their
arduous task, aided by the light of
60fl-c,tndle-power are lamps.
There Is always the danger that a
sudden storm may arise, and lhe. result or dtyi of hard labor, tnd the
expenditure of thousands ol dollars,'
may be destroyed within an hour. On
th* other hand, there is probably no
pleasure to equal that of men engaged
fn rescuing bullion Irom the sea when
they see the fruits of their labor-*
bucket filled with glittering gold-
rise from the swell.
The divers, In addition to their
wages, receive $2.50 per hoar under
The motor engineers also receive
handsome wages, which they well deserve.
Many Sw      by Ancient Belt.
The most highly prized of the old
relics which have been sent fer display at tho Irish Art Exhibition in
London Is the olden Bell of St. Senan.
This prncious article, associated with
the famous saint of County Clare who
lived on an Island in the Shannon,
his been lent for exhibition by Mar-'
cus Kenne < f Buchptrk. Knnis, in tba
possession of whose family it has been
from time immemorial. It was in great
demand in far-off times for tho purpose of taking oaths, the person
swearing, taking the bell ln hit hands
ts he uttered llie words.
The bell itself is encased in t shrine
of very antique ond trtistio design,
about six inches In length and between two and three inches in width.
The ihrine is composed of silver
pistes, inlaid with brass, and embellished—in tddition to very beautiful
ornamentation in tlw Celtic Interlaced
pattern—with quaint figures, including a winged Sphinx with the head of
■ woman, and dragons in tha Gothic
styje. Thero are oiso green stones in-,
tertri as jewels, but tome ore inissinij.
An EccenMc Funeral.
An enormous crowd gathered at
Chester', Eng., a few months ago to
witness the funeral of an electrical
engineer, who was carried to the cemetery in a coffin that had been laboriously constructed by himself out cl
4,000 match boxes. Theso, with their
tops visible and advertising their respective makers, were varnished over
snd strengthened inside with woo:!.
On the coffin was placed an electrio
battery. i
Origin of "John Bull."
John Bull Is the popular personlfl-
tatlon of English people. He is represented as a bluff, corpulent, irascible old fellow, clad in leather
breeches and top boots, and carrying
I stout oaken cudgel. Tire nickname
Is derived from Dr. Arbulhnot's satire'
entitled "The History of John Hull.'*,
written to ridicule the Duke ot Mail-'
borough, and published in 1712.   It il!
Eencrilly attributed to Dean Swift and
I Jjegucntlv Bubljsjicd. in hll works.
■Wkta tnt I owned ta auto,
U the palmy atari of yore,
I na lt with • rapture
I liad never known before.
War autos were Infrequent,
stud all th* neighbors suid,
"A wonderful young fellow,
With I great financial head."
When first I owned in auto
And I tried to pay ny debts
The storekeepers reproached mi
With politely voiced regret*.
I lived sublime on credit.
With diversions and to spare*
And every on* predicted
I would be a millionaire,
When last I owned an auto
(Twas a month ego or more)
I drove It with depression
I had never felt before.
Wot autos now ar* common,
And ill the neighbors laid,
"lle'a ]uit like all tha others.
■old ind mortgaged to th* beast!
When last X owned in auto
Every tradesman, with t DOW.
Remarked with much pollttnes*
That I'd better pay htm now.
Hy poorest neighbor snubbed m*
Al be mentioned, with » iMtr.
*1 nolle* thlt your tuto
la a model ot list year."
-Twer Shaw In New York American.
A Btromttrl* Tragedy.
"What became of the money you baa
lived up fur a rainy day'/"
"It was borrowed by u 'fair weather
trleud."-Ncw Vork Evening World.
Kama* Medicine.
He snld to a Prohibitionist:
"it ls spissltudlnous ou your part to
think that prohibition would succeed
In cosmopolitan New York. Prohibition would do worse here than ln Kansas.
"Tou know how It does there. Ther*
liquor can only be sold us a medicine.
As n New York visitor wna buying a
toothbrush In n Kansas drug store one
afternoon a brawny cowboy entered
wltb a four gallon demijohn, plumped
his grent wicker demijohn ou the counter, tbe druggist looked at him Inquiringly and suid:
"•Fill her up. Jim. Baby't took
tad.'"-Detroit Free Press.
Hie Nam*.
"What Is your Inst name?" tsked
the teacher of a new pupil.
"Arthur, ma'nm," replied tbo boy.
"Arthur!" exclaimed tbe teacher.
"What Is your other nnme?"
"Cooke," suid the boy.
"Tben Cooko Is your last name, of
course," snld the teacher, looking at
the boy with considerable severity.
"No, 'm," replied th* child respectfully; "My nnme wni Cooke when I
wns born, but mother snys they didn't
nnme mo Arthur for 'most three
monllis."-Llpplucott'B Magazine.
Her bead lay pillowed upon hi*
broad shoulder, and her face was so
near his thnt a lock of her balr swept
his cheek. Sho spoke not a word, but
her eyes gazed tearfully nnd appeal-
Ingly Into those dark orbs of his, now
filled with a smiling sort of pity.
Suddenly h» spoke, tnd ut his words
the girl shuddered:
"Thero nre two cnvltles to bo filled
with gold," bo snld, and ho drew np
his wicked llltle drill.—St. I.ouls Post-
Before Her Time.
Little Alice cnino ln th* house it
luncheon lime with n pnlr of very dirty
bands. Her mother looked ut the little gill's hands nnd snld:
"Yon never saw my bunds as dirty as
"No, mother," replied the child, "but
grandmother did."—Harper'* Muguzlne,
Th* Value of Time.
"rteftirm should be conducted In t
gclcnllllc way," tnld the economist
"Quito true," replied Professor nigh-
brow; "Iho only trouble wllh scientific
reform Is that by the lime you get
through wllh a diagnosis It's llnble to
be loo late for a remcdy."-Washlng-
ton Star.
Like Father Like Son.
"Thnt office boy Is never here when
he Is wanted."
"That's not altogether his fnult"
"Whnt do you menu';"
"It's hereditary. Ills fnlher wns *
policeman."-Yonkers Stntestniin..
In the Midst of the Game.
"What's.dc mnlter wld Jimmy'/*
"Aw, he feels disgraced fer life."
"How's tints"
"His mudder enme out yesterday nnd
took him home right off second baso."-
Knusns City Journal.
'Wenir*y*ona~ Trotting Harm*. '
■from tile* cf travel tnd other:
asnrcei of Information lt appears thai
Norway wu one of the first countries
to develop speed ln the trolling horse,
Which centuries tgo teems to hava
been commorj to tht- nn tions ot north*
ern Europe. Bigvrlcd Petersen s:i>»
that it early *■ the beginning ot the
eigtitecL'th century llmre were lofuroi.
tl troltluj i»c*« tn Chitstlnnn. The!
princiial torn* It the iitotcry of the
rport la that «f Jacob Meyer, chief ot
the r.-yal mounted mllittn. who was
born tn 1781. H* owned the noted
horse Sloljnor Vsiv that on March lu,
1821), trotted tn English mile In 2:3*1
and repeated lu tho same time. This
was faster than tny horse had then
trotted ln Amerlci, en ft' as ls known. I
In Sweden and ln riul.md the spurt
of trotting boreal dates tuck. It Is sulci,
to prehistoric times. With long win-;
ten tnd nothing else to do tho people
raced their horses to tlelgbs on th*
Ice. Sunday morning wet the grent
occasion, men tnd horses coming from
miles around to take part In or witness
the iport-New York Herald.
Her Early Life In Germany.
In her book entitled "Scenes nnd
Memories" Walburg* Lady Paget hnt
tills to *ay of her ei ly life in tier
many: "We ran ebont without ehuei!
or ttocklngs ln tbe grass; we woro *
minimum of clothes; lu summer wi
were plunged Into tho river, a whit'
and rushing mountain stream; ln win-
ter we had to break the Ico In our tnhi
and our nurses dashed basin* of lej!
•water over our backi. 1 can still feci
the thin bits of ice mixed with the wn<
ter tlltherlng down over uin. A tin
In our bedrooms was never thought of,
nnd the schoolroom wn* never mortj
than 0 degrees Renumir <52 F.l- 1 wat
fourteen or flflcen before I kn?w whal
It was to havo something to drink nl
breakfast, as 1 did not like mllkj
Bread, with a llttlo butter, was all I
ever had. An egg for a child, If It wai
not 111, wis considered qnito obsiird,
Between meals we were given thinKl
tuce of fruit-"
Romance of • Picture.
Hnlf a century ago a medical tin.
deut lodging In London so Ingratiated
himself ln the eyes ot his landlady
that on his departure for Hobart to
practice she tsked him lo accept a son.
venlr of bis London home, and he took
t picture which tad been lu his sit-
Hug room. This picture remained Id
bis house for upward of forty yearl
without attracting any particular no
tlce, but then Its hour struck, for a
visitor detected merit lu It aud advised
the owner to forward a description ol
It to London. He did ce, aud tho pic
ture, which turned out to he a Itonv
ncy, tied 8,500 guineas. The best
of tb. l ry Is that tbe Tasinnnlnii
editor w* printed an account of the
matter gnve the price as 350 guineas,
toying that be did to because bo did
not believe that any picture could bi
worth the larger turn.—London Sphere.
Crime ind Penalty.
When Mil. Wiftloi recently meted
out punishment to Master George Wlf-
lies wltb a carpet beater that young
gentleman gavo vent to such weeping
and walling that tbe lady next door
was constrained to perk ber bend over
the tack yard fence and Inquire what
wis the matter.
"Got about a couple o' 'undred feel
o' gad Inside blm, that'* wots tbe matter," Mn. Wlflles replied.
"Couple o' 'uudred feet o' gas!"
echoed the lady somewhat Incredulously. "Wot on earth'* 'e been do-
In', tnkln' tbo gus pipe for t fcedln'
"No, 'e ain't!" mapped .Mrs. Wlfllos.
"'E's been swallerln' the shlllln' wot
I laid by for tho gas meter."—London
Tit Bits.    	
Alpin* Egg Dance.
A curious eastern custom has been
observed for many centuries In till
western Alps. One hundred eggs tin
distributed over a level space covered
wllh sand aud iho young men und
women perforin a dance around them.
If a couple are fortunate enough to finish th* dance without breaking un
egg It Is taken as a token of tbe compatibility uf their temperaments nud
they ure betrothed.
Breaking It Gently.
Mnhl-Thluves got Into u house In
this street Inst night and stole all llie
ellver. Sllstross-What stupid people
to leave things unlocked! Whoso
bouse wus II? Mnld-lt wni No. 7.
Mistress-Why, that la our house! Muld
—Yes, ma'am, hut 1 did uot want to
frighten yuu.—Judge.
Always Too Lata.
"Old cbnp, didn't your better Judgment tell you nut lo luuko that Investment'/''
"No; my belter Judgment never tell*;
me anything until utter I've gone und
mode a confounded fool of uiyselt."—
Chicago Tribune.
And How the German Emprcea Cam* j
to Wear and Prahe It.
The questiou  whether tho German
crown princess ought or ought not to i
bave ordered a dress from Paris hnt
been iLptly argued iu Germany recent- •
ly, and  apropos  lhe  following story i
has been told In a German paper.   It'
happened sonic yenrs ago nl tho Kiel
regatta.   This fashionable festival had
united tbe emperor uml the empress ;
ond tbelr suit and souio French people of the highest rank.    Wilhelm 11.
was charmed by the elegance of the
Parisian  toilets  und   asked   Princes*
Itndolin, the wifo of the then German
embassador In France, bow it was that
she wus able lo dress so well.
"Oh, your majesty" wns Iho answer, "l sny to my dressmaker, 'Make
mo n dress!'"
"I should like the empress to wear
a dress ns elegant as thoso ynu Parisians wenr, but she will never consent
to have ber clothes lntulo In Paris.
How can 1 mitiinge It without rousing
ber suspiclonsV"
"Your majesty," replied the princess, "It's very simple. If you would
give me a dress which fits the empress
perfectly and If the empress will open
un account With X. I will see lu It."
Accordingly sumo time after a large
box came to Potsdnm from (he Hue de
la Pnlx. The emperor had It opened
and presented the dress lo the empress, requesting thnt she would favor
him by wenrlng ihls "Berlin made
dress" at the next opera. The empress
consented without enthusiasm.
A few dnys nfter when she entered
the opera n murmur of admiration ran
through tho house. The ladles of tho
court admitted to the Imperial box
hastened to compliment the empress
upon her superb toilet, to whom the
eniprcss replied:
"There, nowl And there nre peoplo
who pretend thnt ouo con only be well
dressed In Paris!"
Th* Kid.
Cnrrle-Isn't the bear's skin to keep
him warm In wlnterl
Mammn-Yes, Carrie.
Carrie—Then wbat does he hnve to
keep him cool ln iummerl-Harpor'i
Bound Tabic
Ha'll Get the Tim* Though.
"I suppose you're going to Ur. Ma
sou's funeral, grandpaV"
"Ob," snarled thu lnllim old man.
"don't talk to me about other people'*
funernli. It's os much as I ihnll he
Ible to do to get to my owu."-Loudon
Odd Can.
"The man tbey ejected rrom the hall
wai burning with rage."
"Yes, and, itrango to sny, be was full
of Are tfter they put him out"-Balli
more American.
Latest Scheme of tha Makers to Foil
th* Buay Burglar.
To make safes burglar proof by abolishing all locks, keys and keyholes
Mr. Thorne Baker of London utilizes
the well known sensitiveness of a
tightly stretched wire to respond to Its
own musical note. The wire Is In the
safe. To open It ouo must blow n
trumpet or sound it tuning fork lu the
precisely correct key. The who Is connected with nu electric battery. When
tbe note ls sounded tbe wire vibrates
and turns on tbo current whlcb operates tbe locking mechanism.
As a greater safeguard Mr. Baker
puts three wires, tuned to threo different keys, nnd each oporntlug n lock.
So It Is necessary to sound three different notes on tbe bugle, trumpet, organ
or tuulng fork In order to open the
The ono evident objection to this
locking apparatus Is that, oue or more
of the wires might get out of tune. In
wblch case the safe could not be opened until tbe right key was found.-New
York World.
The'City Farthest South.
Punta Arenas, the southernmost city
In tbe world, nt tbe gateway between
the Atlantic and Tni-IOc oceans, now
has t population—decidedly cosnio-
•polltnn-of more tban 12,000. It Is listed ns one of tbe big wool shipping
ports and sends out something like
1(1,000,000 pounds a Benson. It Is well
lighted by electricity, hns waterworks,
.two theaters, is well supplied wllh
schools and has quite a number of public buildings. The severity of tbe climate bas not been allowed to keep It
back ou the rond to prosperity, nud
some private residences especially
.testify lo tho substantial and permanent character of civilization In this
The Cost ef War.
Professor Itlesser, I well known
Germnn economist, reckons that If war
broke out between Franco nnd Germany each country during the first six
weeks of hostilities would have lo lay
hands on $300,000,000 lo cover Iho cost
of mobilization nnd to support their
armies ln the OehL Private lutercsts
would also moke a sudden demand for
gold. In Germany ot least $250,000,000
would bo required to flnnnco war contracts, and a further $00,000,000 by the
business world to meet "nnilely calls"
—that Is. demands due to sudden canceling of credit nnd calling ln of loans
aud mortgage*.
Just Whir* Ha Sweep*.
Elude-Don't you ever sweep undo*
thecatpetj  Janitor-Yeiwiib; I nlwny*
■weeps every thing under tb* ctrpet-
Jtlti accord.
In th* map of Asia in Important
change hns occurred. Tho vast region
of Mongolia has censed to bo n pnrt of
China nnd Is now Independent Tho
Mongols nre chiefly famous In the
world's history ns Invaders nnd conquerors In Asia nnd enstern Europe.
They were vnssnla ot Ihe lnte Mnnchu
dynasty, but not of the Chinese government, and their separation from
China resulted automatically from tho
proclnmntlon of a republic. Their secession from Chlnn wns nldotl by Russia, which llius secures I "buffer stnte"
on Its Chinese frontier.
Merciful Bullet*.
Wounding an enemy of wnr Is belter
than killing him, for unless bo Is ea'p-
tured It Imposes on his sldo lhe burden
of Inking euro ot blm. Tbo Bnlknn
wnr bus ngnln proved thnt the bullet
of the modern high power rifle, with
Its terrific speed, will go straight
through a mnn, penetrating vital or
guns without killing him, and It hat
even been found to go through from
four to six men, one behind the other.
This puts them out of th* flght, but at
tho same time It Is a good thing for
Iho fighter, for It gives him * for better chance for his life.
Plrrce lo the Wrst of Port Arthut
Where Canada Joins Wilh th
U. S. For the Preservation a
Timber antl G-ime, Is a Primevl
Wildernrss Untouched Since Pieri-
de   la  Verarulerye  Crossed   It.
Working in conjunction with th
United States, Canada has establish
ed a game preserve in tin great nn
inhabited region wc=t ol Port Arlhu
which, if the present policy ol botl
Government! is maintained, will l«
ipoken of fifty years from now as ok
of the few great districts in wliicl
Condition! are practically the sans
as before the coming ol the white man
a.nown ns the Quetico Forest Ite
serve, thi* natural park, although tin
smallest ol Canada*! live districts ii
which panic is protected the yiul
round, is one ol the most remark
nhle and unique. Lying nearly mil
way between Port Arthur and l-aki
nf the Woods, it remains t i-day is il
win when Pierre de la Vernnderyi
passed through it two hundred yearl
ago, the first white man lo travel
from Ihe "Soo" to the great plains at
western Canada. Below it, and ot
either side, civilization has claimed
ils own. but, except for tire rangerl
ninl game wardens ond a few veil
turesome tourists, the district re
msins unknown, untenanted. Will
animals nre unmolested the yeni
round, and the number of moose il
increasing so rapidly that the part
undoubtedly can claim the distinction
of being tlie greatest moose countrj
in the world.
This reserve, set oside three yean
sen, has many things ill its favor. Tfl
thi north the wilderness stretchei
to Hie end of the continent. Threl
railroads now pass north of it, but,
except along tne lines oi steel, then
nr* no Inhabitants, South ol it is tin
United States, where an even grentei
district has been set aside for till
reservation ot timber and the prcscr-
valion   of game.
East and west is t similar wilderness. Eastward, one could travel
nearly as far ns the width of the reserve itself before encountering signs
of civilization. Westward, there is
also a great district with only a few
Inhabitants. The reserve is oiily lllty
seven miles long and forty wide, containing something over a riiillion
acres, but all around it Is a huge
district in which conditions ire much
the same ns within its ".orders.
Thus, the establishment ol the re.
serve means that game will thrive
in a district much greater than the
reserve itself. When the moose has
become a rare animal In many places
a tourist will be able to see ts many
ns twenty in t day in the Quetico.
Deer are increasing, now that wolves
ore being exterminated, while only
t little way to the north r.rc caribou,
whic.h come down in bands in the
winter. Fur-bearing animals, (rapped by Indians beiore the establishment ol the reserve, sre increasing,
while the lakes and streams are excellent fishing grounds. In time, when
black bass have been planted In the
clear, deep lak.-s, and speckled trout
added to the 6lrenms, Quetico will
be known as one ot the greatest fishing districts ^n. the continent.
The reserve has a beauty peculiar
to that great district in which it lies.
Between Port Arthur and Manitoba
tho area of water is nearly as great
as that of land. In Quelle- this holds
true. and. within Its comparatively
small limits, one could spend six
months in a ennoe and then not see
the last of the lakes and streams.
Many are not on the nap, the geological shrvey having traced only
the larger bodies of water.
On Quetico Lake ore large stands
o! timber such os ore seldom found in
this great district, the lakes are lillc.1
with pine-crowned islands, and tho
I.ourentinn granite has given to the
shores a rugged and picturesque aspect which adds to its wildncss and
Tlie reserve* ls bisected by the famed Dawson route, over which early
settlers in Manitoba passed on their
way to lhe prairies. Remain1' of the
piers nnd stennibnnts lire still to he
seen in some places—relies of the
days when western Canada was unknown and when it was not lelieve.l
thnt steel rails would ever replace
tlie wide-cut portages anil steam*
bonis on tlie lakes. Over this route
Lord Wolseli y took his troops to quell
tho first ftifl rebellion. In two places
Ihere nre relics of once-flourishing
Hudson Hav posts.
The Qiiilico Fi.resl Reserve is in
charge of Cul. D. Douclns Young,
formerly nf the Canadian militia, and
in command ol the 200 Canadian toh
diers sent <o Selkirk nnd Dawson to
preserve order in the historic, dnys of
98. The colonel lips hunted on.t
fished in many ports of Canada and
Europe tnd is perfectly nt home ill
tlie wild region over which he now
ru!e3. Heodnuorters on the reserve
were established nearly two yenrs
ago, tnd Ci lonel Young's slafl nf six
men is now patrolling the grent district entrusted to its core. (.'onoe-
ists in the summer are supervised in
their journey through the reserve,
ond in winter poaching troppcrs from
tho American tide, both lmlinn nnd
white, ire driven outside the boundaries.
Tho esttblishmenl of the headquarters was t difficult task, as the
nearest railroad point was six miles
from the reserve. It wns necessary
to cut roads tnd portages and haul
on'd rait lumber and other building
material and equipment through th*
forest and across lakes lo the 1 eauti-
ful spot on the east shore ol French
Luke upon which tbe buildings stand.
Log nouses were erected, a hug*
homo for the wardens, in office building for the betd wirden, t sttble and
other small buildings. A large, space
for t garden hti been cleared, tnd
It ll planned to etict * residence tot
Colonel Yount, •ll»*i lht^lNljKK,"C'UMBEnlsAl>lii
Waterproofs for Ladies
We are sole agents here for the celebrated
"Cow" Coats, of London, England. Ladies.'
Fawn Waterproof Coats at prices from
86 75 to ?18.50. The Makers' guarantee is
back of every coat we sell.
Girls' & Misses' Waterproof Capes
j   In shades of fawn, navy and cardinal. The
most useful garment a girl can wear, especially in this climate.   The prices are from
#3.75 to #5-50 for the largest size?.
New Millinery
Our Showroom is rapidly assuming a Fall
appearance. Shipment after shipment of
Exclusive Millinery are arriving, and our
prices are very reasonable. Infants', Girls'
and Misses' Hats are here galore. You are
invited to inspect our stock.
One of the largest shipments of Sweaters and Sweater Coats
have justarrived, including such well known brands as "'The
Monarch" and Penman's, both good and reliable lines. Already
the evenings are chilly and cold. Protect yourself and be comfortable by wearing one of our new coats.
We have a Specially Good Umbrella to show you at $1.25.
At *2.25 you can have your choioe of a rare assortment of
Handles with Splendid Coverings.
New Dress Goods for Evening Wear
in a Number of New Shades.
Simon Leiser & Co.
'the Big Store"
Phone .,8
The Latest in
Fall Hats
Your Choice of London, Paris
and New York
Dency Smith
Courtenay, B. C.
Get your Cleaning,
Pressing, Repairing
and  Shoe  Shining
done by the
Next door to the Bank ol Commerce.
Application for a Licence to
take and use and to store or pen
back water will be made under
the "Water Act" of British Columbia as follows:- -
1. The name of the applicant is
The CanadianCollieries Dunsmuir
2. The address of the applicant
is Pemberton Block, Victoria,B.C.
3. The name of the stream is
Boston Creek. The stream has
its source in un-named mountain,
flows in a south easterly direction
and empties into Comox Lake
about 2 3-4 miles from east end of
4. The water is to be diverted
from the stream on the east side
about 1 3-4 miles from its mouth.
5. The purpose for which the
water will be used is domestic.
6. The land on which the water
is to be used is described as follows: Bevan Town andNo.7Mine.
7. The quantity of water applied for is as follows : 2 cubic feet
per second.
8. The quanty of water to be
stored is sixty-six thousand gallon
9. The reservoir site is located
on Supply Creek, 5,000 feet from
No. 7 Mine.
10. This notice was posted on the
the ground on the Fifth day of
September, 1913.
11. A copy of this notice and
an application pursuant thereto
and to the requirements of the
"Water Act" will be filed in the
office of the water Recorder at
Cumberland. Objections may be
filed with the said waterRecorder,
or with the Comptroller of water
Rights, Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B.C.
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
By (Signed) W. L. Coulson
Synopsis ot Coal Mining Regulations
COAlsmilling rights oi the Dominion
in Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Alberta,
tho Yukon Territory, thn Northwest Torri
tnriwandinj portion of the Province of
British O .lumbia, may be leased for a term
.if twenty-cue years at an annual rental uf
$1 an acre. Not more than 2,500 acres
will be leased to one applicant.
Applicatiiiuforalease must be made b>
ihe applicant in person to the Agent or suh
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described hy sections, or legal subdivisions
nf sections, and in unsurveyed territory
i he tracr applied for shall be staked out by
theapp'icalit himself.
Kuhapplication must be accompanied
by a fee of fo which will be refunded if the
richts applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output uf the mine at the
rale nf live cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent wilh s»oru returns accounting for lhe full quantity of merchantable coal mined and piy the royalty
thereon. If the unal ininiag rights are
nntbeinp operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal minim,
i ights only, hut the h-ssee may bo permitted to purchase whatever available Bur
face rights may be considered necessary
f"r the working of the mine at the rate uf
For full information application Bhould
he made to the Secretary of the Dep srt-
ment of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to  any
A'letit tr Sub Al'i nt nfDominion Lamia.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B- Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
Sealed tenders will be received
by the Minister of Lands not later than noon on the 29th day of
September, 1913, for the purchase
of Licence X 58, to cut 1,750,000
feet of timber on the area immediately north of Lot 1431,
Range 1, Coast District, on the
east side of Cadero Channel.
Two years will be allowed for
the removal of the timber.
Particulars of H. R. MacMillan
chief Forester, Victorta, B. C.
Water Wokkk Co., Ltd.
Sprinkling will be allowed
only two nights a week, viz.
Tuesday and Friday, from 7
till  9 o'clock in the evening.
Leuky taps must be attend-
to at once.
Any changes or additions to
existing piping must be sanctioned by tlie Company.
By order.
L. W. Nunns,    Sec.
Cumberland, B. C.
July  29th,   1913.
Consisting of Ready-to-Wear
Clothing, Dress Goods, Ladies'
Silk Waists, Hosiery, Boots and
10 per cent discount for Five Days
C. Ching Chong
CHINATOWN,   West   Cumberland
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the
uiiderniutied, and endorsed "Tender
Jetty and Dreduin^ at the North Aim cf
Fiaser River, B C ," will be received
Ht this < tlice until 4 p in. Tuesday, Sept
ember 30, UH3, for the construction of
.lutty antl Dtedginif at the North Arm of
the Fraser Kivur, B.C.
Plans, specifications and form of contract can he seen and forms of tender
obtained at the ■ Miewi of C. 0. Wor&fold,
E*q. District Engineer, New Westminister, B.C.; \V. /,. Earlo, Esq,, District
Engineer, Winnipeg, Man.; ,i. s. M U:
Lachlan, E i*., District Engineer, Victoria, B C.; 'i. L. M'ohftUd, Km*., District
Engineer, I'-mt. othce Buildings, Montreal,
KQ j .1 <• Shur, Esq , District Engineer,
Confederation Life Building, Toronto,
(tut, and on application to the Post-
master at Vancouver, B 0,
Person tendering are notified that tenders will not be considered unless in.ide
on the punted forms supplied, and signed with their actual signatures, stating
their occupations aud places of residence.
In the case of linns, the actual signature,
the nature of the occupation and place of
residence of each member of the firm
must be given.
Each tender must be accoinpaned by
an accepted cheque on a chartered lurk,
payable to the older of the Uon-mrtMe
ihe Minister of Public Works of Canada
equal to line per cent of tht* amount of
ihe tender, which will be f rfeited if tho
pttrson tendering da liiitu to enter into
a contract when called upon to do so, or
ftit to complete lhe wotk contracted for.
If the tender be not accepted tbe cheque
will be returned. •
The Department does not bind itself to
accepi the lowest or any tender.
By ordi r,
Department of Public Works.
0 tawa, August 18, 1912 u,     ,    . ^   fl „  —	
Newspapers niii not bo paid fur this     Wanted to Kent, a four roomed
advertisement   if they insert it without   house,   by   end   of September.—
authority from the department.-45074     Apply Box 430, CO. Islander. I
SEALED TENDERS addressed to tbe
undersigned, mid endowed "Tevder
for wharf at Shelter Point, (Tillies Bay,
B C," Hill bo received at this office until
4 p.m., on Monday, September 13, 1913,
for the construction ot wha-f at Shelter
Point, Gdlies Bay, It C.
Plana, specifications and form of contract can be seen and forms of tenders
obtained at this department and at the
■ tlices of C 0. Woisfold, E q , District
Engineer, New Westinins'er, B 0, and
on applfcati u to the Postmaster at Vancouver, B (J,
Persons tondoiing are notified that
tt Hilton will not be considered unlets
made out on ibe p rnted forms supplied,
tnd signed wilh their actual signatures,
s'atiug their occupations and plaee ot
residence. In thec.se of firms, the actual signalures, the ntture of the oo*
cupantiou, and place of residence i f tnuh
un tnber ■ f the firm must be given.
Etch tender must be accompaned by
an accepted ctiupie ona chartered bank,
payable to the order of the Honourable
the Minister of Public Works, equal to
ten per ( 10 p.c. ) of tho anu. uut of the
tender, which will be forfeited if the
person tendering decline to enter into
a contract when called upon to do so, or
fail to complete the contract. If the
fender be uot accepted' tho cheque will
be returned.
The   Department does not bind i self
to iiccept the hiwest or any tender,
By order,
Department of Public Works.
O tawa, August 12, 1913.
Newspapers  will not he paid for ^his
advertisement if tbey insert it without
authority from the Department.—45241  |
New Townsite=No. 8 Mine
This consists of Eighty Acres, half of quarter section 22S
the Canadian Colliery owning the other half on which
the main shaft and saw mills are situate, so that it is
well situated hehijr close to business operations and
absolutely inside property.
Price of Lots $150 and upwards, on easy terms.
Farms nnd
British Columbia nvestments
Courtenay, B. C.
Farms anil
A erengo
Centre of Town I
Prices: $200
and up.
The Island Realty Co.
Pire. Life, Live Stock P. L. ANDERTON.
. . Accident. Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. C.
" The Magnet Cash Store "
Phone 31
Cumberland, B.C.
G.A. Fletcher MusicCo
ianos, Player Pianos,
(Jul u in hi a Gniplia-
phones and Recouls
Edison Records nnd
Maohines -»^»**n-»u -.
The McKinley Edition of Ton Cent Music
a Specialty.
B. C.
We have all kinds of Silks imported direct
from Japan ; Cream, Blue, White, Pink and
Grey. Price 65c. to $1.25 per yard.
Pongee Silk, 55c. to $1.50 per yard.
K. ABE  &  e©MPftNY
Dunsmuir Aveime, Cumberland, F, e.


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