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Array A New Stock of
Umbrellas & Rainproof Coats for th*
wet weather, at
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No. 71
THE ISLANDER, CUMKERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, OCT.. 7, 1911
Subscription price f 1.50 per year
FATAL SHOOTING
ACCIDENT
Samuel Hudson Acci?
dentally Shot On
Sunday Last
A and and tragic accident happened
at Denman Island on Iut Sunday
morning, when Mr. Samuel Hudson,
(eldest son of thu Mr. Samuel Hudson
of Nanainm, who lost his life in a
brave attempt to rescue the 00*1 miners in the No. 1 disaster of 1887,) met
his death llirougli the accidental dis
charge of a bullet from the riflo of Alexander Chapman.
The deceased and several other*
went over to Denman Island on Sat
unlay night un a hunting trip; earl;
on Sunday morning the party were
making preparations for the day's
outing, having stopped in a cabin all
night. Mr. Hudson and a friend
went outside the cabin and were wait-
for the others who were inside. Mr.
Chapman, who whs getting his rifle
ready, by some means or other unfortunately let the hammer slip, caning
the contents to be discharged, going
through a three inch plank, and Mr.
Hudson, who was standing with his
companion a few yards away received
the contents ot the the rifle, the bullet
entering under his left ear and doming in the same position on the opposite nido.
His companion, who waa standing
along side of him outside the ckbin
was pointing out wliere the game wn
likely to lie, with his head over the
disceased's shoulder received several
splinters from the wood when the ballet went through, (tbe splinters sticking in his face) the bullet barely missing him, and killing Mr. Hudson outright.
Tho deceased gentleman oame here
from Prescott, Arizona, some three
months ago. We are informed it wai
twenty years since he had seen any of
his relatives. Mr. Hudson leaves a
wife and three brothers to mourn his
less, namely:—Thos. Hudson, of Union Bay; Walter Hudson, nf this city;
and Joseph Hudson, of V ancouver.
On Sundny morning an inquest wss
held on the body, tho verdict being
that the decea.cd esme to his death
through the accidental discharge of a
rille iiullet,- Mr. Chapman being ex-
honerated from all blame.
The funeral took place on last Wednesday, October 4th, at three p. ni.
from the residence of Mrs, Walter
Hudson, Fenriih Avenue, the Rev.H.
L.iflere of Holy Trinity Church officiating.
The remains were escorted to the
grave hy the Fraternal Order oi
Eagles, of which Order the late Mr.
Hudson was a member.
The Rev. Mr. Latfere performed
the burial service at the grave and was
succeeded liy the Engle* ceremnny,
who, in a few well chosen remarks,
through the Master of Ceremonies,
paid the lust tribute to their departed
brot'ier.
The deceased was 38 years of age
and was laid beside his aisteriii-la»
Mrs. Joseph Hudson, who died a
couple of months ago.
The following gentlemen aoted as
pallbearers:—Messrs D. 8omerville,
1). Ramsay, J. Hill, Jas. Laird, John
Humphrey.
Below is a list of those whn contrib
uted floral offerings:
Mrs. and T, Piket, cross; Mra. and
Thos. Horne. wreath; Mrs. and Alex
Walker, wreath; Mrs. and Jas. Webs,
ter, cross. Mrs, and George Yarrow,
bouquet; Webster family' wreathjMrs.
and Jas. llrown, bouquet; Mrs. ami
Walter Hudson, wreath; Mrs William
Jlaxwoll, wrearh; Robt. Reid Mil
Fred Roe, wreath; Mrs, and Dave
Haggart, wreath; Miss Nettie 8t»nt,
wreath; Mr*, and Thomas Hudson,
pillow;  Fraternal Order of Eagles,
HEET1N6 QF
* THE COUNCIL
Counoil Met In Regular Session Monday Night
The City Council met in regular
session on Monday evening tliere being
pre ent Aldermen Maxwell, Banks,
Parnham and the Mayor.
Tbe minute* of the previous session
•rare read and adopted.
Account:—
B.C. Pottery $75.75
A. H. Peaeoy    7 70
KCrantACo.    8.12
CumbXivery Stable  36.75
Vaooouver RubberJJCo... 26.50
It wai regalarly moved and seconded, that same be  referred   to finance
committee and if found correct paid.
OoosUlile Oray'* report,—
8caranger 1100.00
Watchman    42.00
HallRent    40.00
PolioeCourt    11.00
Buckets..         3.60
Dog Tax.      3.00
Scale       2.50
Brewing Compnny... . 5.00
D. Hunden reported the following
work on hospital sewers.—81} days
labour expenditure for tools eto. 125.60
number of pipes used 815, drain costing
at the rate of 44}c a yard without cost
of pipe.
Tbe Liquor License By-Law wss
reconsidered, adopted and finally passed, tbe City Clerk being instructed lo
supply oopy U lame to all licensed
premise*. ■ -
The clerk wss instructed Io collect
all outstanding license fees at nnce.
There being no further business the
counoil adjourned.
Join the B. P. I. O, of L. now forming in thi* city.Ch.rt*r lee *o 00.
Owing to th* Secretary of the Oiiinox
Agreultuial Show failing to turn in the
piles lilt a* promised, w* are unable te
publish aaa*, and uke thi* opportunity
apologising to our reader* for it* non-ap-
nearane* In ow column..
S*« tb* Lion Organiser at A.McKinnelh
Store any lime.
Thar* are vary fow "House for Rent"
sign* to be mm in our town. Tbat is
proof of growth and prosperity, but aim
an Indication that more horn** ought to be
provided fur the people who would move
here, if house* eould b* rented. A num
bar of cosy and attractive enttages thnl
ean be rented at a reasonable figure is
what we nesd.
wreath; Mr* and Charles Parnluim,
wreath; Mra. and John Matthews,
bouquet; Mrs. and Tims. Beimel',
nouquet; Mrs. and F. I Milium, bon-
luet; T. Cessford, credent; Mrs. and
11. Cessford wreath; Mrs. and II.
Mellado, crus.«; Mrs nil H IV-eeli,
Iwuquet; Mm. and Geo. Roe and Mi*
Jno. Roe, erou; Alf Home, wreath.
Mr. and Mr*. Laird, wreath; Mrs. and
Jas. Stewart, era**; Mra. and L Rhv,
wreath. Mr*, and H. Drew, spray
Wm, Hayman, ar and family, spray.
LOCAL ITEMS
, OF INTEREST
Personal  And    Other
Looals of Daily
Happenings
BIRTH—At KiiinWtand, Sepf. 28
to Rev. B. C. aud Mrs. Freeman, a son.
CARD OF THANKS.
We take this opp r'uni y of thank
ing all thi se kind friendi and neighbor* who by kind words and kindly
aot* tried te comfort us in our recent
bereavement, we alao thank those for
the many beautiful floral tributes.
Mrs. Samuiil Hudson
AW Uvtwov Bhothim
BIRTH— n T$sday lust, Ojtober 5ih
to the wife of Mr. A Jnne* a son.
BIRTH—On Friday, October 6th to
the wife of John Lewis a daughter.
Miss Ethel Fui bow left on Wednesday's boat ou a two weeks vacation lo
Nanaimo und Vancouver.
Dr. and Mrs. McNaughton are ex-
iiected liome to night.
Mr. W, W. Willard left by Friday's
liont for New Westminster to take
charge of the Comox exhibit at Westminster fair,
The City are making considerable
improvements to the sewers in tbe alley
ways. Instead nf the wooden boxes
that are lieing used a' the present time,
they are lieing replaced by tile pipes.
Don't forget the young Britons Masquerade Ball nn the 20th
Our old friend Joe McKinnon
arrived an tuwn on Wednesday, after
an extended trip tn the North West
and Manitoba. Mr. McKinnon intends
residing here for the winter.
Mr Harry Crew of Nanaimo was in
town this week on a business trip.
The new road has been started for
No. 7 Mine and gnud progress is lieing
made under the able formimslup ef
I'avid Hud'lie. The work us far as
it has gone is r. credit to bim.
The City Jail presents quite a different
appearance from what it did previously.
Two new cells have replaced the uld uue
with beds in each in iki->g them considerably mure comfortable than the place
thsy had to spendrhe night in before ;the
old luck up was nut. fit to put a human
being in, as it was poorly ventilated, and
a prisoner stood chances nf catching his
death of oold. Now we are pleased to
say that the look-up is comparatively comfortable, and tha Oity deserve praise for
thia improvement.
The Comox Agricultural Society have
overlooked the ordinary custom this yar.
Neither the Cumberland News or Thk Is
Lisnaa were shown tho usual courresy by
being given a complimentary ticket. Ever
since Comes started to give an annual
exhibition the local press has always' revived a complimentary ticket, but this
time they faihd tu connect.
Let us cultivate a public spirit and talk
less and work mure. Encourage our local
authorities in making improvements.
Speak un. speak wel1, talk encouragingly
of our towu and its bright ornspeots. It
is these many little considerations thai
makes a town grow. Nature has showered
upon ua her choicest blessings, and with
perfect, unity and effort for the gnud of
our common cause, great will be the
result.
When you want a first class job done
in rlazing, paperhanging, graining, kalso
mining or paintinir, give your work to
"The Old Reliable," II. J. Theobald.
He is tha mau to do your work a d guar-
an'te* satisfaction.
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be in ttiis oftiw not Inter than
10 a. m, on Thursday,
MEETING IN
CUMBERLAND HALL
Meeting Addressed By
Members Of
U.M.W.
A meeting of mine workers waa held
in tbe Cumberland Hallon Sunday last,
wheu Mr. David Irvine and Mr. John
Hi itl in, national organisers of the
United Mine Workers, gave an address
on "the aims and object of that organization " The speakers explained that
to organize did not mean any challenge
to the operator, but. on the oilier hand
that if ii contract could lie drawn up
liei.wi en the men and the coal companies
then it would be more satisfactory to
both also pointing hew it would benellt
the mou individually and collectively,
ihey also point out how in the near
fnture by being able to control all
mine workers on the American Contin
ent that the men's conditions could be
made better, kith speakers were well
received and at the close after a few
questions had been answered motion was
passed unanimously asking the organizers to at onco have the camp orj
See the organizer of the Lion* and talk
to him.
CHURCH of ENGLAND
Harvest Thanksgiving Services will be
held on Sunday next 8th inst. Offerings
ara aaked for the Mission Fund. The
Annual Bazaar and Entertainment will
be held on the Tuesday following tbe
Suvember pay. The Ladies Guild meets
every Wednesday at the Vicarage at 7
p. m.
Are you a Lion? if not, why not?
The aerial post appears as if it will
become    a    prominent     factor    in
ihe delivery of mail  although   gusty
weather in England   interfered   very
considerably, with the first week's experiments in delivering it from Hendon to Windsor, the wind blowing »
strong that it mnde flying  impossible
on one duy and on   some others  the
flights had to  lie   restiiitcd   to short
periods, and those generally in the late
iiftenn on.    Yet the experiment   wa-
persisted in and altogether up to the
19th   of September   there  had been
100,000 letters and packages delivered
and there were another   eleven bags
wailing to be   taken   to Windsor ef
if whiih Cio-w-U   managed  to carry
two, but when he  attempted   to   take
another two,   later on a gust of wind
i iit-ly Ill-might hiin to grief   and   he
Imd to nbiitidi n the attempt,    Anotti*
'i-     competitor,      a       Mr.     Ham-
noll, was successful making a doubli
journey twice; he left Hendon on hi*
flrst flight at nine iu the morning, but
could not mnke n start   on bis return
from Windsor until live  p.m.,   aftei
which he Hindi' liis second double jour
ney, delivering bis lust, bug of Windsor
mail at li 45  p. m. wilh another live
bags waiting at Hendon for Windsor ef
whicli he was able to carry two next evening,   lu spite of the adverse  weather
the experiment has proved  the possibility, within certain limits of carrying mail
by air, so much  so that Captain Claude
Wyndham who has been the chief mover
>n the venture made his   first  effort  to
run an aeriel post at  Allahabad, India,
last February, and he is now so satisfied
with tho success of  the Hendon- Windsor
post   that  he is   negotiating   with   the
French post office for a  cross channel
service between London ami Paris, and
Mr. Gustavo Hammel has volunteered to
undertake thu flight across.   The ynuiy
French airman Mate Pourpe, who flaw a-
cross the chaniiul from 11 logoo and back
throe weeks ago is also mentioned in con
Motion with this mail service The flights
when successful are made in so short  a
time that when airships are  sufficiently
impi:oved anil equipped over wind pressure and any ether disabilitiea that expe-
HANDSOME WIN
IN COMOX-ATLIN
Majority For Mr. Clem
Will Probably Be
Three Hundred
Mr. H. 8. Clements, the Conservative
candidate fnr tbe Comox-Allin const ito
ency, has doclared that his majority
over Mr. Duncan Ron*, Liberal, would
proliably reach 300. There were a few
outside polls yet to be heard from, but.
lie believed that when final returns
were deposited it would show that the
Conservative party had made another
big gain.
He said that the campaign had In en
a most strenuous one, despite the fact
that Mr. Ross, supported by Messrs
Foley, Welsh and Stewart, bad ken
'•nursing" Prince Rupert, the results
showed that the people recognized thai
the platform of Mr, Borden was one
which it was right to support. There
had been many handicaps to figbi
againat, but the people, recognizing
the good cause be lepresenten, were
soon able to decide as to wliich side
they would support.
Snme daya Mr. Clements had to ride
sixty miles to attend meetings, the con
stituency covering a large area. He was
mora than pleased that the Conservation party had made such a sweeping
victory.
Mr. Clements left for Prince Rupert
a few days ago, and we are inloimed
that, on bis return whioh will be two
weeks, he will visit Cumberland.
Only good men invited in tbe B. P. I
O, L.
Join the greatest, social and order en
earth.
WANTLD AT ONCE-Girl to help in
house and do general work for five weeks
Wsgea (16. per month. Applp Inlander
Offiice.
FOR SALE—Forty hives of bees;
will sell cheap. Apply to Ed. Creech.
Courtenay, B. C.
FOR SALE—Two cows, 7 and 8 yr«
old, giving two gallons of milk each a
day. Will be sold at a bargain. Apply
to N. R. Cook, Uniou Bay.
FOR SALE—Twenty-two young Berk
•hire pig*, fifteen weeks old, will delivei
at Uniou Bay for 16.00 each, if lot an
taken at once- Apply to F. 0. Jones
Coomb* P. O.
Mrs. Simms will give pianoforte lessons at her house any time by appoint
ment except Tuesdays. Address Camp
Cumberland.
B. P. I. Order of Lions
Organiser Clia*. 8, Morris reports
much progress in his efforts tii form a
lodge in thi* city, and in the past w. ek
Mr. Morris has succeded in signing Hn
i andidatea to become membera of thi
order of Lions. It is only a week since the
arrival of Mr. Morris and in that short
ume ha* done considerable work in starting tha ball rolling for tb* Older of
Lions, any infi rotation will be very gladly givon if addressed tu Box 18 or call al
McKinnells Store where the Headquarters
are.
HARVEST HOME
ANNIVERSARY
Large Attendance At
Methodist  Church
Sunday Evening
A Harvest Home Anniversary WW
held in the Grace Methodist Ohuieh on
f«t Sunday eveni gaud compared favorably to previous year*.
Mr. Banks decorated the chureh in hi*
usual artistic manner, using the product
of the earth fur the purpose, vis: Sheevwe,
com stalks, black berry vines and grape
vines with dusters of lucious fruit, hop-
vines and ivy, mixed in with a profusion
of this city's most beautiful flowers, all
terming a back ground for a good display
f the very choicest production of trait
and vegetables, grown in tb* Comox
Valley. 1,
Oa many vegetables and fruits ware mm
prize tickets from the exhibition and
whioh did much credit to the riohoMsof
the soil. '
The service was largely attended and ol
in inspiring nature;The choir's voluntary
"We Plow the fields" waa familiar to
most of the congregation, and th* Solo bf
Mr. Jack was very well rendered.'
Tbe sermon, by the pastor, the Rsr.B.
C. Freeman, dealing with th* early record
of such sermons in America, reminded a
jood many of the greately inonmd privileges and the corresponding responsibili
ties, looked forward to the final Harvest
Home.
The collection (Special Thank Offering)
which wu taken up, will go toward) defraying the expenses of shingling and repairing the church, and "ottted • nfcfr
amount.
 i »
ANNUAL MEETINO   .
The annual meeting of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd,, Medical Bend
was held in Cumberland Hallon Satur-
l>y evening, Chairman Joseph Horbury
.■residing. Secretary Clinton read tha '
■■mutes of meetings ior the year. A
printed financial statement for the year
vas dirtrlbuted through the Hall. It nan
lecided after November 1st to diaeoa-
tuiue the supplying of medicine*, drawings, bandages etc. by the .board to outsiders aa heretofore. It waa alto daaidad
■ hat the funeral benefit bain creasedfron
130 00 to 1100.00. Th* following will
compose the new board. —
No. . Slope, J. Cumb G. Pwwock, J.
Aspecie.
No. 5 shaft, W. Henderson.
No, * Shaft, T. Leeman.
Nu. 7 S.ope, F. Jayne*, D. Thoaaon.
Top, T. I le n neit E. l'ickard.
Sawmill, A. Mounce.
Wharf, Geo. Campbell.
lieiioe may suggest, it will then be possible for Victoria to deliver Cumberland
mail twice daily in place of the daily delivery wa all hav* been demanding so
long, and we now have a Conservative
Pusimaster-Goneral. Tus Isla.vusr lias
nu doubt but that he would take the
earliest possible opportunity to instal
that service, and we also trust that the
efforts under way by the Conservative Association here will be successful
in improving the position of our genial
postmaster, who, we know has dune ev
erything in his power to accelerate our
mall being given out at the earlieat possible, working overtime, late and early
without a shadow ul extra compensa
tion of any kind.
Kew people have any idea what an ta-
feinive it is to both teacher and i
ni know that parents and   ouUidwt
aking a lively interest in thsir wi
*u h.-lieve  the "little folks" at
appreciate  suoh   intereat mora
than the larger ones.     Still th* (flisot la
■nt lost on any of them, and w* bop*
ev, ry parent will takea hint from thi*and
piacu the public schuul on   their visiting
Mm. Williams, dressmaker and
milliner, opposite   opera house,
Courtenay.
KOR SALE-Tho Cumberland Cat*.
Fur particulars apply at tbe Cafe,
FOH SALE Three businessptemlaaa
in good location on Dunsmuir Avenue.
Fur particulars apply Mrs. A. Junes.
FOR SA I.K   Singer Need!** sal 00
at the 1m.anhsk Oflice.
Main***
FOR SALE-Three excellent
locations on Dunsmuir Avanu*.
Apply Mr*. A. Joan. THE  ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND.  B.O.
The Late Edwin Abbey
and His Art
After florae years of bad health, but crowned with more
varied honors than any other American artist attained,
Edwin Abbey lias closed a life well spent, having made for
himself a place in British art which any Knglishman might
envy, A member of the National Academy of Design, having honorary degrees from Yulo and tho University of Penn*
syTvanin, ho waa nlso a distinguished, one may say a loading,
mombor of tho Itoyal Academy, of the Hoetoto Nationalo dos
Bonus Arts, corresponding mombor of tho Institut de Franco,
and an honorary ol tho Koyal Academy of Bavaria, The list
of all Ma honors would be too long. Suffice to say that in
hit< case nothing wan refused to his exceptional talents, his
Industry, hia taste, his tact.
Born in Pennsylvania, his career has a certain degree of
resemblance to that of Benjamin West, the colonial who
obtained from the King a charter for the Koyal Academy,
was its sscond president until his death, and during hiH
long, industrious, UOprotontlouS existence g;ive to British
art a cast whieh is realized with difllculty now. Having
studied at the School of the Pennsylvania Academy of Pine
Arts, Edwin Abbey came to New York to onier thc art department of tbo Harper publications. Out of the penumbra
of Harper's (1871 1H7H) he sprung into the full blaze of
Cockaigne in 1890 whon tho Koyal Academy accepted his
"May Day Morning," followed in 1S!(1 by " Fiummetta's
Bong."
To U wider public than lhat of the Royal Academy ho
had been known lor ;i decade or more. Thu illustrator of
beautiful books and' magazines forms fur himself a host of
friends the greater part of whom never set foot in exhibitions of painting and care little for the initials an artist is
permitted to put at thc tail of his name. As an illustrator
Abbey combined daintiness with a fair measure of dramatic
feeling for the pose. A modicum of old Benjamin West's
tendency to thc grandiose would have done Abbey no harm;
bu) if his imagination balked at the higher flights often
attained by Gustavo Dore, and sometimes by EHhu Vedder,
yet there is a charm in his sobriety, there is something
which compels our respect in the workmanlike method, in
tho evidences nf thoroughness whieh appeared in all ho
wrought. Some of liis Shakespeare figures linger in thc
memory like that of lagu as played by Edwin Booth, or that
et Rosalind as played by Modjcska. As an illustrator Abbey
was a groat craftsman.
Small wonder, thon, that tho Koyal Academy, always
kind to pictures of genre and history, hailed Abbey as a
comrade worthy of all the traditions of British art. Ono of i
those traditions is a healthy love of the story, the anocdotc,
and an incidental foible is a tendency on the part of Britiah
artists to gloomy subjects, the sentiment of sadness. Abbey
did not fall in with this trait. Iio brought with him a certain sprightlinoas which was all the moro welcome because
it differed from thtt air of melancholy that is apt. to tinge
the walls of the Itoyal Academy. Indeed, Abbey had a brisk
incisive personality, all tiis own, which made hiin take
rather lively outlook on life and caused him to catch the
whimsical olomtmi in (turn about him. He may be said to
nave begun lifo in a humorous spirit, for tho earliest work
he is known to have published was a sories of rebuses signed
"Rusticus," contributed to Our Boys and Girls.
Thc choice of an American to paint the coronation was a
surprise to those who failed to understand how well Abbey
had heretofore pleased British taste, uot only as a leader
among Illustrators dealing with famous British authors, with
the British classics, but as a master of genre and historical
painting. No Knglishman one eould name seemed to have the
necessary training, audacity, and power of work. Por your
coronation painting is no joke; it is a panorama of portraits,
amongst other tilings, and in this panorama eacb person expects to be troated as well as the best, likeness, pose, clothes,
and all. One recalls tho grievous downfall of Rembrandt because he turned the limelight only on Captain Banning Cock
nnd bis lieutenants, leaving tbe rest of thc militia company
in the shade- A coronation picture is ten times worse. To
havo achieved it at all and not. earned the hatred of the
nobility and gentry of Great Britain and Ireland is a feather
:n the American's cap. \t is reported that tho artist chosen
to paint tbe coronation picture of King George and Queen
Mary has gone into training to keep bis nerves truo, hiB,
hand steady, his brain clear. Abbey appears to have tackled
the task with his customary vigor and kept his nerve. Many
were tbe funny stories be had to tell of adventures with
peers and peorosses wbo sat to him before the completion of
that historic eanvas. What is perhaps more than a coinci
dence is the fact that it was anothor American and, more
over, a Philndclphian, educated in the school of the Pennsylvania Academy of i"*ino Arts, who painted the coronation of
Queen Victoria, West, Leslie, Abbey—tbere must be something in these I'ennsylvaninns particularly attractive to thc
Knglish, or sball we say the British royalty!
Abbey shared the ting.ish taste in nports, for instead of
baseball he played cricket, and indeed was elected president
uf tbe Artists' Cricket Club. London club life appealed to
him; he belonged to the Arts, the Athenaeum, the Reform,
and the Beefsteak there, and to tho Century Club in New
Vork. Along with Millet he discovered the beauty of
Broadway, a village in Worcestershire, and if lator he seceded
to "Morgan Hall," near Pair ford, in Gloucestershire, it
wuh at Broadway that he did a great ileal of his illustrating,
finding in tho towns aud villages thereabouts many of those
interiors full of old-lime furniture and bric-a-brac which he
loved to elaborate with infinite patience and a real /-est for
his labor—witness the scores of black-and white illustrations
we admire, not to speak of the water-colors of similar import,
While the special admirers of Abbey's work will always
nake the most of his drawiugs for illustration, enjoying
his skill in contrasts of masses, and bis loving attention to
detail, the public at large has been more impressed by his
it. ti nil work., His way of presenting a story is not
BO much decorative, making part of the given in
tenor and closely united thereto, as it is informa
tive, being detachable from the interior like a book,
a chart, an oasol picture. It is the difference between the
decorator and the illustrator. A more exacting taste may
demand that when an artist essays mural work he shall
change his style; but tllfl public which has learned to admire
ft man because he shows great skill iu black-and-white and
water colors prefers that In- shall carry over similar mothods
to wall-painting. While the hypercritical, for example,
found only one of the scenes in the Quest quite up to tho
mark -that one in which Sir Oalahad ou s white horse
marches solemnly in profile by a castle, carrying a banner
the less exacting admired nil the varied scenes, accepting
Abbey's interpretation of the supernatural as readily as his
rendering of the mediaeval details, Tho painting in the
Koyal Kxchauge, London, is a large, brilliant affair which
holds its own with the other morals by well known Britons.
Here, again, it is a story which might be removed from the
Exchange and, like the Quest series, gain by transfer to a
place with more favorable light, but it has little to do with
the architecture and is not considered from the decorative
point. Beforo he could finish certain panels for tho dome
of tbe Stato capitol at Harrisburg tho painter foil ill; but
wo have no reason to suppose that thoy are different in this
respect from what wo find in Abbey's murals now in place.
Thoy are paintings made far away from tho interior to be
decorated and inlnnded to tell a story, not to enhanco by
decoration tho beauty of an architectural scheme.
Although the painting of the Coronation picture this
vear was offered to Abbey, it * was morely a compliment
to his charm and worth, for his health made work impossible.
At his funeral two nations mourned, represented by distinguished Britons and Americana. His ashes lie in tho
graveyard at Kingsbury where Caesar made his camp on his
second visit to Britain, so that the country whicli bo adopted,
which treated him ho handsomely, will retain his urn. Other
Americai^ may have risen in England as high as Abboy, but
uone I.ss re-eived no manv marks of appreciation and good
will.
Idem is just as much municipal as it ia railroad."     He goes
on to say:
"Tbe average journey docs not begin at the railroad
station, but at one's homo or office. The most troublesome
part for most people is in reaching the station; in othor
words, it is whilo on tho local transit lines. The time has
gone by in a large city whon a central location for a station is needed, provided good local transit to and from it
is provided. It is a matter of common talk in New York
that the Pennsylvania terminal will never be used as was
expoctod until thc Seventh Avenue subway is built, something which was promised long ago, and a convenient connection is made with the McAdoo tunnel systom at Herald
Square. At prosent it is hard to roach and consequently passenger business has apparently been diverted to other lines
with terminals farther away but actually more accessible
"Surface cars, subway and elevated trains, and automo
biles have made a costly central location for a railroad
something partaking as much of advertising significance
as of real efficiency, It is just as convenient, and nlmost
as quickly done, for instanco, to reach the Lackawanna ter
ininaI iu lloboken as the Grand Central terminal in Man
Itnttan, starting from the olliee of this journal on
KDth Street botween • Seventh and Eighth Avonues.
Vet thc costs of tho two terminals are too far apart to have
any basis of comparison; those costs the public pays as part
of the expense of travelling. This is not heresy from a dis
gruntlod commuter, by any means, but the point of view of
no less an authority than President Delano of the Wabash
Railroad, whose strong arguments against occupying very
valuable city property with passenger terminals wore print,
od on December IS, 1909. In passenger traffic, just as in
the freight business, it is vital to consider the part of the
journey before the railroad is reached, and on this account,
the utilization of the streets again comes into prominence.
"Looking at tho subject from auy view point, provided it
is really comprehensive, it is evident thut the best utilization
of our streets for convenience and economy is rapidly becoming a matter nf great importance and the old system of
indiscriminate use is doomed to disappear. Already wo
keep certain kinds of travel off certain streets and we have
many policemen assigned to thc sole duty of rogulating vehicular travel. But anything which requires closo police regulation is strained; what is required aro facilities so manifestly suited for different classes of travel that, vehicles
will classify themselves, except when driven by jieople ig
rmrunt of conditions or just stupid."
THE PROBLEM OF  THE PASSENGER
Kvery   one  knows tlmt   t!
portatlon is a dual one—thai
city to another and lhat  of
city,  especially   from their  li
But it  is' nol   always reulizi
Interurban transportation h
their   starting point   lo   Cm
mterprban journey, and fr
to their destination.     Thus,
writer in The Kugiiiceruu; It
dom  of  passenger  trans
ii Tying persons from one
ng persona about in one
ionics to their work and back.
ed that  an  important part of
the carrying nf travellers from
placo   where   they  begin  thrtir
ii the place where they end  it
, in the  words of an  editorial
ord, "the transportation pro-
ABANDONED RAILROADS
There are no less than eighty-one abandoned railroads
in the United States, according to records for 1910, says tho
San Francisco Chronicle (July 15). Quoting from The
Railroad Men's Mngazino, it gives the following information:
"Prom eighteen thc rails havo been removed, and thirty-
four are doseribed as 'not in operation,' or 'operations suspended. '
"By way of example there is the Ilecla and Torch Lako
Railroad of Michigan, which was abandoned in spite of the
fact that it possessed fifteen locomotives and 800 carB. It
was tho property of tbe Calumet and llocla Mining Company, and ran from Calumet to Lake Linden, chiefly in connection with tho transportation of ore. Thou the time came
when thero was no further demand for its services, because
thero was no more ore, and so it shut down.
"The Forest City and Gettysburg Railroad of Pennsyl
vania was started by a group of promoters, so it is said, as
a tryout of tbe transportation financial possibilities of the
tract of country through which it passed. No stocks or
bonds wore issued, in which respect it was probably unique.
The experiment was a failure, and its operation was suspended. It will bc reconstructed, aud lengthened probably.
"One of the smallest and, perhaps, most unprofitable rail
roads in the United States was the abandoned Kentucky
Northern, that, ran from Slneoe, Ky., to a junction with the
Louisville and Atlantic Railroad, a distance of eight miles.
It was incorporated in May, 1902. From the tirst it proved
to bo a drain on the poeketbooks of thn stockholders, The
surrounding population seems to have disliked the Hue. Not
enough passenger tickets were sold and uot enough freight
was Bhipped to pay for the keeping of its one locomotive, its
lone passenger coach, or its solitary flat car.
"In the year ended June, 1908, its operating expenses
were $12,333, and its net earnings .$097. About tbis time
it was concluded that the wisest plan would be to abandon
tho road.
"A whole group of railroads that once had their terminal
in Cincinnati have either bad their rails taken up or are not
in operation, the reason being their practical absorption by
nenr by large railroad interests."
NICKEL-STEEL ALLOY IN CHRONOMETERS
Tn ordor to compensate the effects of temperature, which
tend to alter the rate of a chronometer, thc balance is made
of two kinds of motal. When steel and sheet brass are combined for this purpose, the compensation is complete only for
two fixed temperatures, such, for instance, as 0 degrees and
00 degrees. Between these temperatures there is an un-
corrcted error, called the secondary error of the chronometer.
Tho correction of the secondary error has always beon n
subject of great interest to watchmakers. By combining
various metals the orrer has boon nearly eliminated in the
best instruments, Some time ago Ouillaume devised
method of correcting the secondary error hy the use of
balances composed of a nickel-steel alloy made by himself,
Are Americans Growing
Alike
When the tirst son wus born to a certain Charles Ger-
vais and wife at Rouville, Quebec, somo fifty odd yoars
ago, thoy started delving in all their old classical books
for a name worth while. They wanted something out of
the ordinary, and when you see it you will admit they
got it. Here it is, and if you can trot up anything to oqual
it we would like to bear it. Now hold your breath, Hon
ore Hippolyte Achille. There iH a mouthful for you! It
was no wonder that Honore, etc., became a member of p.t
liament, ncnrly a cabinet minister, and now in recompense
for boing passed over as a minister iH to be a judge. tie
vais' father felt he deserved an extraordinary name for
did he not come from one of the oldest of Quebec's families
-and a Quebec family which can't go back a couple of
hundred years is very poor white trash. Kighteen hundred nnd sixty three is said to he tbe date his ancestors on
his father's side came to Canada, while on his mother's side
he goes back to the arrival of a French regiment sent out
during the war for New Prance. With such a nHine Cor
vais naturally studied law, and he has risen until be is today looked upon as oue of the leaders of the bar in Quebec.
He has boon a prominent government member of parliament
since 1000, and has been hanging around the edge of tbe
cabinet door for a number of years. He was just edged
out by Brudenr, when Profontaine died, by a nose. Then
Beland recently got iu ahead of him, so be was quite glad
to be given a berth as a judge. A good judge he should
make, too, for he knows his law and has the judicial torn
perament.
M, Burteaux, the Preach minister of war, who waH killed
in a recent aeroplane accident, was at ono time bead of a
firm of stock brokers, and when he first took office tho military clients of tbe firm became very numerous. It is
Haid that in the course of two days about 500 oflicers called
on Bertoaux et Cie for advice about the disposition of their
little savings. The minister was thus provided with an entirely novel instrument for maintaining discipline in the
army. A waggish journal in Paris, however, published a
correspondence which suggested a slight hitch in tbo system. Corporal Piou, having ventured to offer the ministor
a suggestion ou some military point, was rewarded with
seven days* arrest. But when he sent tho firm of Bertoaux
ot Cie a commission to buy stocks he received a grateful
acknowledgement of his "esteemed order" and un assurance of the minister's "distinguished consideration."
In the old dnys, whon immigrants wore landed at Castle
Garden, Now Vork, a bright young Irishman was sent trudging up Broadway to conquer the New World. He had hoard
of tho great chances in America for a young man, and
had been told tlmt you could "pick money up in tho streets."
Suro enough, ho had not gone far when he saw a shining
yellow disc on the sidewalk and had soon put his first five-
dollar gold piece in his pocket. At tbe noxt cornor a blind
boggar accosted him. "Well," said Pat, "I might as well
start right," and he handed ovor the gold coin. "Tako it,
my good man," lie said; "you cam't see to pick thom up and
Til soon be kept busy at it."
In a public address on last Fourth of July, Mayor Gay-
aor of New York stated that tbe public schools were giving
their pupils a "uniform mind" and thereby a "uniform
face,'' That he was formulating an, observed scientific fact
probably occurred to fow of his hearers, yet, according to a
writer in tho New York Times this was the case. It is
only of recent years, says this writer, that scientists have
cttme to realize this truth, but it rests today on good ground.
A uniform education makes poople "look alike." The
words "As a man tbiukoth, so he is" havo always boon
takeu in a spiritual fashion, but they appear to be about
equally true whon applied to the physical side of life.
" 'For my part,' said-the Mayor, 'it socins to bo now
thnt the children of all nationalities in the schools come out
with a face different from that of their forefathers. The
noses of some aro a littlo shorter and of others a Httle longer,
and tho high chock bones go down a little in others, and an
American face is even now comiug out of thc common schools,
because the mind, you kuow, does affect the body beyond
any doubt whatever, whether iu sickness or iu health, aud
in that way we aro getting also a uniform mind.1
"When Prince Henry of Prussia was over hero ho aud
the membors of his suite made a similar observation, reported by Admiral Evans in his account of that famous trip
in 'An Admiral's Log.' lt was at tho University Club ro-
ception to the Prince, and scores of collogo men filled the
room. Tho Admiral tells that the Gormans were interested
and even excited by tbe discovery that thoir hosts bore a
similar likeness to one another.
"'You are developing a college typo in this country/
they said, 'a type distinctively American and unliko the uui-
versity man of Europe.' Admiral Evans says that the remark made bim thoughtful at the time and had given him
food for meditation over since. He has come to the con-
elusion now that he could even tell an American college
man's back, though he mot him in tho wilds of Africa or in
the jungles of the Philippines.
"Tbe German visitors are not alone in remarking the
curious facial resemblance of Americans of similar education.
Throughout Europe tho type is known porhaps oven better
than it ia here whoro thoro are so many of us we can hardly
stop to analyze.     Frenchmen   and Italians note it."
Two men, the newspaper writer goes on to say, havo
studied this question exhaustively, Prof. Franz Boas of Columbia University, who is still preparing for publication his
remarkable findings as to tho change in the head-shape of
immigrants, aud Dr. Maurice Fishberg, who has made oxton-
sivc studios along much the same line. Or. Fishberg, in
an interview, called attention to the fact that what peoplo
call "features" is nine timea out of ten expression. Races
have their peculiar expressions, the result of economic nnd
social conditions. Change these conditions and the faces
of tho poople appear to change. So it would be, Dr. Fishberg thinks, with all immigrants taken out of their racial on
vironment. This does not mean a change in actual features, because features do not play noarly so great a part in
"looks" ns poople think. Professor Boas' investigations,
also, hnve shown a tendency in the children of immigrants,
born ,in this country, to vary from the parental typo in certain ways.     We read:
"Professor Boas holds that his investigations tend to
show that there is uu actual modification of the physical
type, and thnt it bogins to tako place very soon after tbe
arrival of the parents. Children born shortly after tho
landing of their parents in this country begin to differ from
thc so-called racial type, and these differences, beginning in
childhood, persist through life.
"He studied vory carefully the children born iu Europe,
their brothers nnd sisters born here, and finally their parents. Even the head-form, whieh has always been considered one of the most stable and permanent characteristics
of human races, undergoes far-reaching changes due to th*
transfer of the races of Europe to American soil. The
Kast European Hebrew, who has a very round heud, becomes
more longheaded; the South Italian, who in Italy has an
exceedingly long head, becomes more short-headed, no thit
both approach a uniform type in this country, so far ns
the roundness of the head is concerned.   .   .   .
" 'From a practical point of view' (said Professor Boas),
* it seemed all-important to know whether American on vi ferment had a favorable or unfavorable effect upon the descendants of immigrants.
" 'The investigation has shown much more thau wus anticipated. Tbere are not only decided changes in the rate of
development .of immigrants, but there is also a far-reaching
change iu the type—a change which can not be ascribed to
selection or mixture, but whieh can only be expla:nol an due
directly to the influcneo of environment.   .   .   .
"'The influence uf American environment upon tbe descendants of immigrants increases with the time that the
Immigrants hove lived in this country before the birth of
their children.
" 'Wc have proved this statement by cornpariug the features of individuals of a certain race born abroad, born in
America within ten years after tbe arrival of the mother,
and born ten years or more after the arrival of the mothor.
It appears that the longer the parents have been hero the
greater in the divergence of the descendants from the European type.
'' 'The approach of the Hebrew and Sicilian types becomes very clear when we divide the Amorican-born descendants into thoso born less than tea years after thc arrival of the mothers and those born ten years and more
aftor thc arrival of the mothers. The c.hilden born after
ten or mom years' residence showed a more marked difference, a greater tendency toward a common type, than those
born earlier.'
"The change that takes place is not always for the better. The Kast Kuropean Hebrew improved physically. There
is, Dr. Fishberg has found, a difference in favor of the American children of noarly an inch and a half in height, compared with those who have remained in Kurope. On the
other hnnd, tbe Italian children pay dearly for the shortening of their heads and the widening of their faces. They
are not. us sturdy ns were their forefathers in their mountains.
"Tbis decline, however, is partially offset by anothor con
sideration. The physique of children in smalt families Ib
better than thc physique of children in large families, according to an investigation made by Professor Roan which
covered all clnssos of society, and families tend to be smaller
here than in Europe.
"The power of America to absorb is apparently even
greater than was supposed. Henry .lames, when he came
over and wrote his impressions of his native land after many
yonrs' absence, said that it seemed to him a great djrepot
in which nil nations were plunged, to come out a uniform
tint. lie found many Italians, but somehow the Italian
grace that charms in Kurope wan gone. Going into American business, the children of music and art had become like
the rent of the American world."
For instance, when letters and papers are read and time
begins to hang heavily tomorrow and day after, or the
next, you will cateh the politician playing at toning rings
over a stick with the gentleman of the five thousand roulette
chips. If you can imagine theso two gentlemen tossing
rings over a stick at home, you are welcome to the pie*
ture. Bat here they will assuredly be discovered witk
arms full of rings, tossing gravely. And when they have
finished thoir "stirring struggle for the Palm of Supremacy," as the immortal Tody Hamilton has it, one will be ai
elated as though he had won something and the other as
secretly dejected as though he were a guept just coming
dowu the steps of tho house where the chips wero found.
And you may Bee the girl with the turned-down hat-
brim and the turned up noso pitching rings over a stick
with a boy who is going to see tho world. The gallery
will bo largo, then, and the girl will pitch prettily. Aad
maybe the boy won't have something to toll over the rare
roast beef at the training-table next fall!
Or playing bean-bag, which differs from pitching rings
in that it is easier, when you know how, given a square,
slanting board, marked in numbered squares, and a handful of flat beau-bags or neat little sand-bags, amazingly
like buckwheat cakes. Many a normal man on shipboard
can stand an hour or so any morning in company with these
simple articles and an opponent, toeing a mark, tossing the
bags on the numbered squares and adding up hia scorns.
Or shuftlohourd, wliich is a gamo for somo skill and calculation, particularly wheu tho ship rolls. Wc murk off a
pattern, of squares on tbe deck and number each square, or
rather, we stand and watch the quartermaster do It—we
should never get it right. And we tnko four flat discs, aad
somo one else takes flour flat discs, and we repair somo fifteen feot up the deck. Ami from there wo slide these
discs along the dock, by aid of a long-handled, shuvol-endod
implement—an exercise which makes chronically lazy persons lame noxt day. And tbe object of the game is to
slide these discs on oue of the numbered squares; to
knock your opponent's discs off into tho scuppers, to keep
from being knocked off yourself. Voung married persona
seom to like shufllobuard. And when the girl wins constantly and the man rejoices generously thereat, ono does
not need to have seen white ribbons on their cabin trunks as
thoy came ab>dad and followed a trail of rico down their
cabin passage.
GRACE IN GOLF
WHKT1INK winning or losing, Goorgc Duncan is at all
times ono of the most attractive players to watch
that over handled a club. Some five feet eleven
inches in height, without nn ounce of superfluous flesh on
him, easy and lithe in all his movements, supple-jointed,
and with muscles as hard as tho granite of his native Aberdeen, he wan built for golf if nny man ever was. When
Mr. P. A. Vailo wrote his admirable book on "Modern
Golf" he wisely asked Duncan to illustrate the various
strokes ho described. "There is nobody," said Mr. Vnile
in hia proface, "that I profor to him. In my opinion he
is the most interesting personality in the golf world. The
fow who may claim to rank above Duncan are ascertained
quantities. Notwithstanding his brilliant achievements,
Duncan still practically has at] his golf in front of him.
There is no golfer that I know, certainly none of the young*
er school, whose game impresses me with such a sense of
its capabilities as does Duncan's, and I look forward confidently to his taking and holding a great position in the
golfing world. ... I have alwayB admired Duncan's
play, and the exceedingly .intelligent intorest he takes in
the science of the game that is boyond the thoughts of
many professionals I consider I am very fortunate iu having Duncan to demonstrate the strokes, for I
have nover met any one who known so exactly what is
happening at any part of his stroke aB Duncan does. . . .
Notwithstanding his position in the golfing world, Duncan
is aa ready to learn as he in to teach. I nhall never forget the avidity with which he seized on the new stymie
stroke that I introduced somo time ngo, and the frankness
with whieh he admitted that it was new to him and-the
other professionals, and a bettor stroke than that generally used. ... It is the spirit that breaks down any
question of professional and amateur; and that, in my opinion, is wanted more than anything else to infuse fresh life
and health into our games. Ono cannot holp feeling this
when ono sees the professional as solidly and unselfishly de-.
voted to the game, for the game, an George Duncan, ia his
connection with me generally, and with this bonk iu particular, has proved to be."
That in a fine tribute, and every word of it is deserved.
Golf with Duncan is at onco an instinct and a passion. A
froor and more natural player one Is never likely to see.
There is an air of nonchalance, almost of recklessness, about
his stylo that might give a casual observer a quite wrong
impression both of hln capacities and his temperament.
Whatever tbe stroke, he never seems to deliberate over it.
A quick walk up to the ball, a stance instinctively and in
ntantaneouBly takon, a sharp glance along the line to be
followed, a short, brisk waggle or none at all, aud then the
club swung back at lightning apeed and descending upon the
ball in rhythmical, effortless unison with tbo play of wrist
and body, so tbat every ounco of power he possesses is behind
the stroke—such is I)uncan when driving from tbe tee, a
picture of grace, poise, nnd elasticity, and such, too, in tho
essentials of rapid decision and still more rapid action, is he
when playing through the fairway or putting on the greens.
GAMES ON SHIPBOABD
UP uud down the deck begins tho ripple of footfalls
which will go on all day for flvo or more. Already
a cork has popped in the smoking-room and the music-
room piano in racked by n promature ragtime. So, quickly
all these ntrangoly assorted folk settle down to live together, perforce, for days nnd pass the timo in their narrow little colony as well as may bc until the gang-planks
aro cleared at last and they are free to go their five hun-
drod ways.
It is a big bout and a short trip, nnd the days nre done
when a young man set sail ovor moonlit seas and was so
long on the way that his friends might well foar for liis
bncnelordom, Those were parlous times, no doubt, when
Warren Hastings was snug in India and the old three-
masters went sailing from England to Bombay. Thc interesting young poople who hnd been strangers nt home
were more than ready to be married by the time thoy
were past. Ceylon. WC gather from such' pleasing romances
that tliere wiih nothing so dangerous to the heart an a long
voyage and a small ship's company. And nothing more
cozy and sociable than the meagre community under tho.
great white sails, after the first fortnight. Whieh is a
situation no more to be compared with that aboard our ship
today than life in a French pension may be compared witn
that of thc Elysee Palace Hotel.
But what we lose in sociability in these dnys of liners,
with hotel oflices nnd four cafoB, wo surely gain in variety.
Thero are plenty of things to sec besides sky nnd water,
and plonty of games to watch, if yon don't want to play
them yourself. i
THE MAKING OF. BOOKS
LORD <'HK8TKRFIF.Lt> onco warned his sou against
"the communicative and shining pedants who adorn
their conversations, even with women, by happy
quotations of Greek, and Latin.'' And ho added the excellent advice to, shun empty display: "If you would avoid
the accusation of pedantry, on tbo one hand, or the suspicion of ignorance on the other, abstain from learned ostentation; Speak the'language of the company you are in;
speak it purely and unlnrdcd with any otber."
It is a pity tbat Chesterfield's suggestion to bin son has
not produced more impression upon certain of tho writers
of our time. There is one prolific British author who might
bo citod as a horrible example and whose pages are a rag
bag of allusions and quotations in any and every language,
including bis own. The assumption of this writer seems to
bo that all the readers of any of his works nro as familiar
with these languages as he is himself and that tbey will
recognize the most recondite nllusions collected during his
own multifarious reading. This is most intolerable and not
to bo endured; it is nothing Iosh than the superfluity of
naugbtinens. It is akin to the arrogant insolence of the
binhop who quoted Hebrew in a sermon to a remote and
rustic congregation, and who justified himself with the airy
explanation that "everybody knows n littlo Hebrew."
Now, everybody does not know a little Hebrew. Everybody doea not know even a little French or German. Every
one han not had even a little Latin to lingor indistinct and
doubtful iu the recesses of his memory. And thoso who
happen to bave Hebrew and Latin may not hnve any French
or German, just as'those who are ou speaking terms with
these modem tongues may never hnve boon introduced to
tbe ancient and honorable languages. No author has any
right to assume tbat any render is possessed of precisely
his own equipment; and such au assumption is nt bottom
simply impertinent. And, thorofore, overy author would do
well to ponder OhoBtcrfleld's command to "speak tho lan-
guage \*( the company you nre In; speak it purely and unlarded with any other."
The presumption'that an author is at liberty to do as he
pleases in his own book is contrary to the fundamental and
eternal principle that books aro writton for the benefit of
the readers—or at least that books are published for the
benefit of the readers. .The author, after having composed
his work for his own delight, to express himself, is tinder no
compulsion to give it to tho world. He in justified in so
doing only if he conceives that his writing has a purpose to
accomplish—that is, if he believes that it will bestow either
pleaaure or profit upon thoso who may peruse it. If he
refuses to consider his readers, then tho publication of his
book is for the sake of the writor himself, not of those
readers. It becomes an exhibition of essential selfishness,
mere vanity and vexation of spirit. A book ought to be
rich with tne full flavor of the author's personality; primarily it ought to express him—but secondarily it is for tha
sole benefit of the reader.
WALL COLORS AND LIGHT
In painting or papering the walls of a room tho queation
often arises what color reflects the most and what the least
iightf Recent experiments in Germany gave the following
results: Dark blue reflects Q% per cent, of tho light falling
upon it; dark green about 10 por cent; pale red a little more
than Ifl per cent,; dark yellow, 20 por cent.; palo blue, 30
per cent.; pale yellow, 40 per cent.; pale greon, 46% per
cent.; pale orange, nearly 55 per cent.; pale white, 70 per
cent. Glossiness and varnish 'increase the amount of light
reflected. $
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He (nervously): "What will your
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Bhe: "He'll be delighted, dour. He
always has been."
Bailie, a darky cook down in Vir
ginift, has been taught by hor mistress
to cook chickens eu casserole- an accomplishment in which she takes great
pride. It in always dono ou occasions
of state, and Hallie hunts up company
to show hor prowess. Hunday morning,
recently, she came in gleefully, with
the remark:
"Yonder come Mr. Clifford up de
road to sec Miss Judith. Hadn't I
hotter cook de chickens iu cuntor oilf
eee
Littlo Mnrjorie's grandfather, a retired clergyman, was writing to her
father, who was a travelling man. Mar
jorie watched his serious face and
slow-moving pen for several minutes,
growing moro restless as she thought
ovor the matter.
"Grandpa," she said finally, "don't
you write to papa. Let Mamma write
to hiin."
"Why?" asked her grandfather.
"Why don't you want me to write
to your father?"
"Well," Marjorie answered, aftor a
slight hesitation, "you always tell him
about God, and it s me he wants to
hear about." s
■ -"" DODD'S '
KIDNEY
^,P,LLS^
THE HORSE REMEDY FOR EMERGENCIES
When you want a horse remedy you
almost always want it quick. The
wise horse owner knows that even in
treating tbe ordinary horse ailment* delay is dangerous and that it is decidedly
unsafo to he without a good reliable
remedy on tho stable shelf, ready for
immediate use.
Ringbones, spavins, curbs, splints,
wire cuts, sprains and swellings are
common enough in every stable. Most
of tbem could be cured without difficulty if treated at once with a good rcme
dy.
A groat many horse owners have
found out in the last thirty yeurs that
one of the most efficient and roliuble
remedies for such ailments is Kendall's
Kpavin Ouro. It has beon tried out
very thoroughly and bns mosl decidedly
made good.
The ,1, B, Kendall Co. are now pub
lishing an excellent little booklet called
" A Treatise on the Horse and llis
Diseases," which they are distributing frbe through the druggists. It is
full of valuable information for every
horne owner, as it describes the symptoms ef practically ovory disease to
which your horso is liable, and tolls
the lest way to treat it. With a thorough knowledge of this book a man can
be, in most cases, his own doctor.
Any druggist who Bells Kendall's Spa
vin Cure will bo glad to give you a copy
of tbis booklet. If he does not havo it
on hand write to Dr. B. .]. Kendall,
Bnonhurg Falls, Vt.
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Wleieer. Ont.
OtM.al Aj^ni. f it CiuH
A CHEAP style of entertainment which prevails during
CX the building season in the inspection of houBes in
courso of erection, before the windows and doors are
in, when all tho faults in the plan of arrangemont are exposed to public view. Thia summer, even the most iuquisi
tive woman finds it almont Impossible to keop posted on the
internal arrangements of all the houses in hor own neighborhood. Whole blocks seem to spring up in a week or two,
and the evenings aro shortening so tbat there is a danger
of tho innermost secrets of many dwellings escaping the
most watchful eye.
Being one of theso private inspectors myself, witb the
purpose of gathering ideas and learning what to do nnd
what to avoid when I build my own house, I havo been struck
with tho same omission in every house examined. iSonio of
thc plant) aro vory clumsy and awkward, tho arrangement
of tho rooms being the most inconvenient possible For the
housekeeper, so inconvenient that one wonders bow tbe
builders can ever got anyone to occupy such ridiculous places;
but many are very compactly and ingeniously laid out, every
inch uf space is utilized to the host advantage, and always
with a viow to the economy of labor in the housework.
Tbis is all very nice nnd pleasant for the mistress of the
huuse; she has ber convenient kitchen, pantries nnd cupboards, for hcr working hours, and when her work is dono
she has hcr pleasant sitting-room for rest, her dainty dining-
room for meals, and a bright, cheerful bedroom for sleeping.
But in not ono houso, of the many I huvo looked at this summer, has any provision beon mado for thf* servant, other than
a miserable little bedroom, often only largo enough to hold
a small bed, and situated always in the most dismal corner
of tho houso, with the garbage can for a "viow." Not one
builder has considered the comfort of the maidof all work,
the on/i laborer left wlm has no regular hours, no standing
of any sort, and very little pleasure outside of what she can
get out of her work. Sho is also thc one who ministers
most to our own comfort—or tbe opposite—and for tbis
reason, if for no other, it would seem to be good policy to
provide a little comfort and pleasant surroundings for her.
A small sitting-room for the servant would take up very
little space, and would mean so much to a homeless girl.
This room might opon off the kitchen, so that while resting,
sewing or reading she could havo an eye on her cooking as
our grandmothers did In their old fashioned homey kitchens,
which were always tho pleasantost rooms in tho house.
S'orvantB might not be so hard to get, or keep, if they
hutt a spot in the house Mere they could entertain a friend,
sew or read in comfort. A small room is all that is necessary, having room for a table, a rocking chair and nn extra
chair for a culler, a few pictures on the wall, hooks aud
magazines for harmless amusement, ami above all, either a
window-box or potted plants for her very own. Under such
conditions a girl could keep her self-respect and remain a
human being.
As ahe extBts in most homes, the servant soon deteriorates
into a drudge; and drudgery sours the milk of human kind-
noss—in either mistress or maid—ruins the temper and
brings to tbe surface all the viciousness any human nature
is capable of. Tho servant girl is usually given her choice
of the kitchen with its cheerless sarcophagus-like gas stove,
or else hor bedroom furnished with the cast-offs from the
family bedrooms, each piece of furniture screaming nt tho
others—if she is lucky enough to have a room large enough
for anything but a bed. This sort of room is so like a prisoner fs eel); and tho girl's time so much at thc disposal of her
employers, that she might just nbout as well be in jail.
While all the world hns moved on, and even womankind
In coming into her own, the relations of mistress and maid
arc still on the same antiquated footing.
No man expects to own his employes, body •nni soul.
They have their stated hours for work, after which their time
is their own, and he does not Interfere with their recreation,
or demand un account of bow they have spent their time
not given to his work. The man employer knows it is none
of this business, und when his men do the work he pays them
for he is satisfied.
If women would disabuse tbeir minds of the idea tbnt a
domestic servant belongs to hor mistress, soul and body, and
would provide a little pleasant accommodation for her, moro
girls would bc willing to go out to service. When thc servant jb a Chinaman, women bow to the inevitable and allow
him a tittle freedom. Hu takes it anyway, willy, nilly, and
oo one thinks of trying tn prevent him.
Women are very inconsistent in tbis matter. They arc
bending all their energies towards the attainment of greater
liberty for women, but, in this nne particular, are still doing
their individual best to keep one class of women in bondage.
Almost daily I have to listen to long and wearisome tales
of woo about the shortcomings of servants, and I have invariably found that the woman who complains the loudest
is the one who is little less thnn a slave-driver, and for
wlmrn I would not work—not even if stone breaking were
the only alternative. One great and never ending cause of
complaint is the late hours at which the girls come in at
night. I know several women, who live far ont iu different
suburbs, who bore me to destrnction with long dissertations
on the lato hours kept by their servants; every detail of the
going-out and coming-in is given at length, till my poor brain
in completely mttddled und all my sympathies nre with the
delinquent.
In a family where dinner is lute aud but one servant is
kept, tho girl can rarely got out before eight o'clock. The
friends of these girls flvo, as a rule, in the north end of
the city or to tbe northwest, two or tbree miles from their
place of service. Everyone knows how much time is wasted
waiting for cars nnd transferring, to say nothing of the accidental delays which nre always occurring In our car sor-
vice; so that at the very least it would take half an hour
to mnke tho journey from Fort Rouge, say, to Selkirk Avenue. Half an hour would be quick time, and the journey one
way would be much more likely to take from three-quarters
to an hour, thus requiring an hour and a half for tho round
trip. Tho rulo in most families is that tho servant must be
in by ton o'clock. Add the hour nnd n half for street car
travel to eight o'clock, when she goes out, nnd you leave
hor exaetly a little half hour for her ovoning's entertainment. How would you like it yourself! Vou spond moro
time than that gossiping with a ehnnce acquaintance on the
street corner.
One woman dismissed hor cer van t because sho came in
at a quarter past twelve, although she know the girl had
been at the theatre, and thnt tho night service,on that sur-
burban car line wns very intermittent.
I hud been at the same theatre thnt night myself, and
had reached home at 12.10, ns the show was very long. This
girl had much further to go than I had, and could not pos
glbly have been in enrlier without lenving bofore the end
uf the play. This I carefully explained to the irate mistress,
but she wus absolutely selfish and deaf to nil reason, and insisted thnt n servant's duty was to be in at the hour specified by hor mistress, evon though sho should have to leave
the thentre nt the ond of the (irst net.
This woman is not an Isolated ense either; there are hint
dreds of her, just as unreasonable und pig-headed. Hhe is
always in trouble with her domestics, nnd deserves to bo.
Servants show their good sense by rofusing to stay with hor.
A mistress' first duty is tn provide snitoblo quarters for
hcr household help, not just a cell for hor to Bleep in, but
proper room for her to live in and live humanly. She has
need of fun and recreation, fresh air and rest as much as
any other woman, and should hnvo it. Having attained all
these necessaries, the servant owes her best service to her
employers nnd a consideration of their wishes—oven whims
- so fnr as she is able to comply with them.
In an old school book of long ago was a little story called
"The Two Bears." These bears were named Bear and For-
beur, and the theme of the story wns the harmonious life of
these two animals whose rules of conduct wore in accordance
with tbeir names. Benr and Forbear would be excellent
household pets for any family, and they should not be confined to the kitchen only.
There is a class of mistresses which should be abolished
by law. They are tbe ones who when tbey condescond to
engage in a little friendly conversation with thoir "maid,"
entertain her with tho relation of the delinquencies of her
predecessor, ber bad cooking, ber dishonesty and hcr impertinence, and wbat are known as hor "followers." The
idea of the mistress may be to discourse on such topics as
she imagines may be suited to the mental calibre of tbe help
low liat*ner, bnt nore often it is the desire te "point a moral
aid adoru a tale" whieh animates her.. It is taking a mean
underhand advantage of a person wbo is unable to retaliate,
for, of course, no one wbo employs a "maid" would for one
moment listen to any tales she might bavo to tell about bor
former mistresses. A servant resents being bored, just as
tho rest of us do, and a bore is always a groat trial even
as a casual visitor, but to be shut up in tbo house with oue
day afrer day-it certainly is the limit. I have known charwomen, as well as servants, who left thoir places becauso
tno lady    talked so much "she made my head ache."
* •    *
NEW-FANGLED SCHOOLS
Tbey taught bim how to hemstitch and they taught him
bow to Bing, *       ■
And how to make a basket out of variegated string,
And bow to fold a paper so he wouldn't hurt bis thumb
Thoy taught a lot to Bertie, but he couldn't do a Bum.
They taught bim how to mold the head of Hercules in
clay,
And how to tell the diff'reuce  'twiat the bluebird aud
the jay,
And how to sketch a boisie in a little picture frame
But strangely they forgot to teach him how to spell his
name.
Now Bertie's pu was cranky, and ho went one day to find
What  'twas tbey did tbat mado his son so backward in
tbe mind.
"f don't want Bertie wrecked," he cried, his temper far
from cool,
"I want him educated!" so ho took him out of school
• t    •
On behalf of all womankind Aunt Mary wishes to modestly protest against a claim made for women by Charlotte Perkins Oilman, who in a recent article states that "women are
as intellectual as aldermen, aud trained for tbe primary by
the washtub and the bargain counter." My denr Charlotte
aren t you too bold? Isn't that rather nn ambitious and
exaggerated statement f 1 know we are becoming vory forward and havo quite forgotten our "sphere," and otherwise
misbehaved ourselves. But "as'intellectual as aldermen"—
isn't that rather going some? You didn't really mean it, did
you? I bad no idea we were getting on so fast. Of course,
I suppose some women must have boon their mothers, but to
be as intellectual as one's son who has achieved the aldermanic statol It must surely be hyperbole Charlotte, and yon
have boen carried away by your enthusiasm. Never, never,
in our wildest dreams havo we been able to picture ourselves
on sucb Parnassian pinnacles ns this implies. Why, the
first thing we know, some over-bold female will be claiming
intellectual equality with a controller or, mayhap—a mayor.
Ve gods!    Homeric laughter originated with womankind.
4     •     *
it is a constant matter of surprise that so few' people
display good tuBte in the selection of their wall-papers. A
suitnblo and artiBtic wall-paper is the exception in the ordinary home, which is a pity, as the walls are our daily
companions, and our surroundings havo a Bubtlo effect, on us
whether we are conscious of it or not. Color is of great
importance, so also is tbe pattorn. A large room needs a
larger design than a small room; and some colora make a
room look smaller tban it is, while other colors give an
impression of greator size. Some poople are so sensitive to
color combinations tbat tbey ean be made il] by crudely-
combined colors, and everyone knows how irritating some designs are, especially to invalids who have to spend long days
iu bed gazing at the monotonous repetition of some stiff and
ugly design.
A room iu constant use should bave the wallB done in
some restful but pleasant color, and all distracting designs
should bo avoided. Green, Boft yellow, warm grey, a faded
dead rose pink and tan are good colors, but ub you value
your peace of mind or your reputation for taste, avoid the
color known as "roBe du Barry." It is an irritating color
to live with, and from an artistic point of view, the last
thing in bad tasto. It combines witb nothing else and
wherever used, gives a lurid, new rich look which nothing
seems able to tone down.
If the room is to contain muny pictures the walls should
be such a color as to form u good background. If one of
the ever-popular English chintz papers bo chosen, chintz
should not be used on tbe furnituro or the effect, will be too
flowery and tho two patterns are likely to clash. With plain
papors, figured furnishings are most effective, and with flowered or figured wnlls the upholstering should be plain.
Peach and Bice Meringue.—Prepare a rice croquette mixture. Cut peaches in quarters, plunge into boiling water to
remove the skins; drain and slice. "Make a border of rice
on a serving-dish. Surround with halved peaches; inside tbe
border dispose of the peaches and rice in layers, sprinkling
tho peaches with sugar; covor with meringue, dust, with sugar
nud  set  in  ;i  slow oven   for twenty  minutes.    Serve  hot  or
Apple Charlotte.--(.took, stirring constantly, apples, pared
and sliced, in butter until soft, and dry, adding sugar. Lino
a plain mould with sippets of broad an inch wide, dipped in
melted butter, one overlapping the other; arrange lozenges
of bread similarly in the bottom of the mould, turn in the
applo and cover with buttered bread. Bake for half nn hour
in a hot oven.   Serve with sugar and cream, or hot sauce.
A CRIME OF CRIMES
To misspell Stevenson's name, and in a letter to Stevenson
himself, is an achievement that most meu would willingly
hide. Indoed one wuuld think that Buch an offender would
call upon tho rocks to cover him, but Mr. P, G. Ireland writes
to tho London Spectator, confesses his fault, which bo describes correctly as "a bit of inspired stupidity," nnd allows
us to see the letter that Stevenson wrote in reply. Hero it
is in part:
"Tliere nre two names, Stephenson and Stevenson, Tho
one is Knglish, tho other Scotch. The one may be the nnmo
of the devil for what I know: the other is mine. Vou know,
by the Wallers, what immortal hatred may bc kindled by a
letter. And I own I grind under this which robs mo, not
only of my ancestors, but of my native country; nnd T grind
the harder since I sec an American publisher actually announcing my own books, and in type, under this travorsity."
And now we wunt to know the identity of the American
publisher who did this thing. The statute of limitations, not
to speak of the constitution, will save him front being boiled
in oil, but will ho not follow Mr. Ireland's example and make
h clean breast of it? But perhaps he is dead and<'iuH already
answered for his sin to a higher tribunal, perhaps to Mr.
Stevenson himself, who evidently would not forget such un
uffront ns to be mistaken for an Englishman,
A SMALL PORTABLE ICE MACHINE
The modern tendency is toward large scale production.
The spinning wheel may be seen in our homes as an heirloom, but it iB silent and unproductive. Wo find it cheap
er aud better to have our industries concentrated in large
factories, which turn out our clothing, our prepared foods,
our ice and what not in bulk. Nevertheless, home
"manufactures" have not yet quite passed away, and nat
urally they too have been modernized by calling to. aid
the various resources which the development of mechanical and otber arts place at our disposal. An instance in
point is the ice-making machine. This depends for its
action upon the well-known fact tbat a liquid in evaporating absorbs from its surroundings a certnin quantity of
beat, commonly termed tbo "latent beat of evaporation,"
thereby cooling those surroundings. In order to apply
this fact to practical advantage we need a container from
which a suitable liquid, such as water, is evaporated, an
air pump wherewith to reduce the pressure above the liquid, so as to cause itB evaporation at, low temperatures,
and finally some absorbent to tako up the vapor, and assist in maintaining a low pressure in the apparatus. The
rotary pump is connected by a ruffer suction pipe to the
"absorber." ThiB latter is simply a glass vessel containing commercial concentrated sulphuric acid, which
should be free from hydro-chloric acid. The purpose of
tbe sulphuric acid is to take up the vapor evolved from
the water placed in tho vessel which is being cooled. Thie
vessel is connected to the absorber by nn enamelware tube
with rubber ends. A block of ico may thus be formed
directly in a carafe of table-water, or a suitable wide-
mouthed vessel with adaptable cover may be substituted
for the earmfa, and any material, sicb as ice-eraan mixture for example, eei be
BUYING OLD BOOKS IN PARIS
A good deal of care has to bo exercised, however, by the collector wbo
goes in for this particular form of bibliomania. He ought to kuow signatures
as thoroughly as u bank cashier, or he
may give a good price for books which
were once tho property of tbo young
man who said be had a splendid collection of autographs and be knew thoy
were genuine because he wroto tbem all
himself. It haB even been hinted that
some of the dealers muke a cunning concoction of catechu aud bichromate of
potash, and write therewith signatures
of great men on title pages. Tbis is
probably a libel ou tbo dealers, who aro,
on tho wbole, as honest, gs the public
will allow them to be. A man may be
scrupulously honost in most respects, but
if be has a bobby his moral sense will
be sorely blunted on that one side. There
was om. great exception to this rulCj
however, and his name is still ruvoreo
by all tbe bouquinistes of Paris, though
ho has been deud for nearly twenty
years.
He was an old Academician, named
Xavier Marmier,'Pdr many yoars not a
dny pnssed tbat he did not perambulate
the quay, and return borne laden with
spoils. Wheu be went out his pockets
were stuffed with cigarettes for the
dealers and bonbons for their wives aud
daughters, and be nevor tried to beat
down prices, as too many misguided collectors do. On the contrary, he would
often buy a book for a penuy or two,
and a few days later present the bookseller'witb five francs, for "Buch an extremely interesting nnd vnluahle.book is
quite worth that sum," he would say.
On oue occasion (at least so the story
runs) he presented a dealer with a- hundred-franc note ho hnd found pasted between two of tbo leaves of a book he
had bought of him. "This forms no
part of the book," he said as ho banded
back the money, "and therefore 1 have
no moral right to keep a thing I did
not purchase." Of course the dealer
was saved from beggary and suicide and
several other unpleasant things by this
unexpected windfall; tbose details aro
needed to give dramatic interest to the
story.
Old Marmier's interest in tbe dealers
in second-hand books did not end with
his lifo. Ho left instructions in his will
that a sum of $200 was to bo expended
in giving a dinner to the bouquinistes
"in memory of tho happy hours I bave
spent in their society." Tbe dinner
duly took place ou November 20, 1892,
More than a hundred booksellers were
present, and the spoecbes in memory of
tbe founder of tbe feast wore certainly
not inferior to tbe general run of after-
dinner oratory.
Perhaps ono of thouiopt curious fea-
tures about the dealers is thei/ gregari-
ousness. Out flf a total of 160 fully 140
aro huddled together on thc quays lining
the south side of the rivor, and less than.
a score have crossed to the richer, larger, and more populous side. The reason
of this—whon they vouchsafe to give a
reason—is that tbe south side is "more
intellectual." 'It Contains the Academy,
the University, nnd the Latin Quarter,
though perhaps tbe patronage of the last
named is not' worth much. . The real
reason is tbat their forefathers took up
their stand there^—and hence were call
ed stationnrii, whence our modern term
stationer—at a time when the Quarter
wsb tbe nucleus of the city. The French
mun is tbo most conservative being who
was ever blessed with a republican gov
ernment, and tbe descendants of tbe old
stationers still maintain their posts,
though their proper title has beon appropriated by the trodoBmen who sells
pens, ink, und pnper.
Long may tho boxes continue to line
thc quays, for they serve other ends bo-
sides supplying the needs of the scholar
or bibliophile. They add an old world
flavor to a city which the modern Parisian isvapt to mnke vulgar, garish, and
"up to date"; thoy bring to mind the
smell of the long unopened drawer,
midst the odors of Patchouli and innsk.
And when the last old dealer has
mnde safe his wares, by the primitive
but effective means of a long iron bar
padlocked to two staples, and thc boxes
lie shimmering in the moonlight—they
afford food for thought to the philosopher ns he leans on one of the boxes and
gazes at the river. Here, under his
hand, lie twenty-fivo centuries of human
thought. Every kind of litorary ware
is clamped down under tbese iron bars—
from tho verses of Homer to the drivel
of tho youngest devotee of the Decadent
School, now many years of patient
toil! Wbat a vast amount of cudgeling
of dull bruins are entombed in these
boxes!.
Four Physicians Filled
Mr. George Polos, a Well Known Tobacco Merchant in Brockvllle, Ont,
Tells of His Faith in tbe Merit of
Catarrhozone
"In tbe fall of 1903," writes Mi.
PuIob under date of June 10th, 1910,
"I contracted a very severe cold whieh
developed into Catarrh. At tbat time
I was with four different physicians,
who afforded me uo relief. On coming
to Brockville 1 was udvisod by a friend
to try (Jaturrbozonu. 1 bought the
dollar outfit und wuh gratified by the
results. 1 was completely cured by
Catarrhozone, and have used it since to
abort a cold witb unfailing results. It
is thu grandest inudiciue in existence,
aud 1 hope my testimony will bo of
some use to otber fellow-sufferers.
(Signed)   "George PuIob,"
Kef use a substitute for Oatarrhozooe;
it alone can cure. Bold in 85c, tiDe, and
$1,00 sizes by ull dealers.
And down below, the silent river
winds slowly to tbe sea. It was flowing
tbere boforo Cadmus cut his first reed,
and no doubt it will be still wending its
way to the sou "when the last reader
reads no more."
ABOLISHING        THE        POSTAGE
STAMP
In our day the mail traffic of large
business concerns has swollen to gigantic proportions, aud even the simple
labor of affixing stamps requires a
special clerical staff. "No wonder,
therefore," says tho Umschau, "if the
problem hus been considered how the
stamp could be abolished altogether
without prejudice to the interests of
the post oflice. I'ropoBalB of this
character huve not been wanting, a«
for instance in liuvuria, since February
1st, 1910, large consignments are simply stamped with a postmark at the
post oflice, the operation being carried out by machinery. In this way
the post office hus saved the oxpeuaa
for pupor and the printing costs for
ten million stamps, while the business
world has economised time and money,
for affixing stamps to ono thousand
letters requires about an hour and a
half of time.
"This method of treatment, while
fairly satisfactory, in still primitive.
We can easily imagine a much better
system worked out somewhat along the
lines of a gas or water meter, the let
ter being simply plaeed io a machine,
and stamped with u postmark whieh
servos at the same time aa receipt for
the postage and as record of tbe date,
etc. The machine would be inspected
periodically by the post office in just
the same way as the consumer's gas
or water meter is inspected, and his bill
would be paid as usual. "•
IRRESISTIBLE  FOBCB;  IMMOV
ABLE BOUT
Solid as it is,, tht.; Washington mono
ment can not resist tbe heat of tbe sun
poured on its southern side on a hot
day withobt a slight bending of the
giant shaft. The movement is ron
dered perceptible by moans of a copper wire 174 foet long hanging iu the
centre of the structure aad carrying
a plummet suspended in a vessel or
water. At noon in summer the apoi
of tbe monument, 550 feet above the
ground, is shifted by expansion of the
stono a few hundredths of an inch toward the north. Higfawinds cause per
eptible motions of the plammet, and
in still weather delicate vibrations of
tbe crust of thc earth, otherwise un
perceived, are registered by it.
Holloway's Corn Cure takes the corn
out by tbo roots. Try it nnd be <-uu-
viii cod.
WHEBE VIPERS ARE NATIVES
Africa is tbe home of the typical
vipers. No species of the true viper
inhabits the New World, though sev
eral kinds of snakes are commonly uo
callcn. The vlperine snakes of this
hemisphere belong to a sub-family of
tbe vipers, known technically as the
Orotallnae. Under this hoad como the
rattlesnake, copperhead, water mocca*
in, bushmastcr, and the fer-de-lance.
The world likes a good loser, parti'
cularly if it gets somo of his money.
Sores   Flee   Before   It—There   are
many who have boon afflicted witb
sores and have driven them away witb
Dr. Tbomns' Beleotrie Oil, which acts
like magic. All similarly troubled
should lose no tune in applying this
splendid remedy, as there ie nothing
like it to be bud. It is cheap, but it*
power is in no way exprenoed by its low
price.
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Rifles Shoot Straight and Strong
1 The name "Winchester" on a rifle barrel is the hall-mark of eccn—tc
I and strong shooting. This is due to the excellence of Winchester
I bareels, the knowledge and experience embodied in their monohetare
and the care taken in targeting them. Only good guns ever Inave
our factory. For results always use Winchester guns fur all yonr
shooting and Winchester make of ammunition for all your gums.
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THE    ISLANDER
Published  every   Saturday   at Cumberland,   Bfl.   v.
The Islander Printing & Publishing Coiupnny
Charles C. Segrave,
Managing Editor.
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The editor doe. not hold  himwli re.pou«ihle lor views expressed hy
SATURDAY, OCT.   7,   1911.
What the Editor has to say.
In recording the sad and tragic death of the late
Mr. Samuel Hudson, The Islander desires to extend its
sincere sympathy to all his sorrowing friends.
It is always with regret when we see friends and neighbors pass away full of years having served their day and generation to the best of their ability, having accomplished their
life's work with an honest and honorable career that has earned the respect and confidence of their fellows, but when a
young and strong man is suddenly cut off in his prime, with
his life's work only partially accomplished it seems doubly sad
and hard to be understood.
With the number of shooting fatalities that occur every
season, it seems time that some steps should be takeu to prevent the loss of valuable lives.
Oue is struck by the careless, not only handling of firearms, but the unsafe manner with which the great majority
curry their guns and rifles; not one in a dozen shoulder them
in the proper sportsman style; instead of pointing upwards, as
a rule the barrel is directly in line with anyone behind
them, and in case of an accidental discharge there is always
danger. The same applies when inserting a cartridge generally held on the level instead of pointing upwards.
We have heard practically only one opinion expressed,
that is, that the Government should impose a gun tax, and that
everyone applying for a license should prove that they know
how to use and handle a gun, before it was granted them.
All the game shot in a season does not compensate for one
life sacrificed.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.v!o!, L.L.D., D.C.L., Phebident
ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager
CAPITAL, - $10,000,000_       REST, -   $8,000,000
.     FARMERS'   BUSINESS
The Canadian Bank of Commerce extends to Farmers every facility
for the transaction of their banking business including the di$count and
collection of sales notes. Blank sales notes are supplied free of charge
on application.
BANKING  BY  MAIL
Accounts may be opened at every branch of 'Hie Canadian Bank of
Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive the same careful
attention as is given to all other departments of the Bank's business.
Money may be deposited or withdrawn in this way as satisfactorily as
by a personal visit to the Bank. 4231
CQ.ula   KLAND BRANCH.      W, T WHITE, Manager.
FRUIT TREES
Not the Cheapest, but the Best
Catalogue Free
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Ltd.
Somenos, V.I.
The Property known as
McPhee's Orchard
is now being subdivided into lots.
For Full Particulars Apply
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The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
3 ottled Beer Supplied to the Trade Only.
22s Best on the (Boasts=h
Pilsenep Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
FANC\   CHINAWARE
A good assortment of Berry Sets,
Fancy Cups and Saucers, Mugs, etc.
just opened out, also an assortment
of Toilet Sets.
K Full Stock of Furniture Beds and Bedding Always on Hand.
"The Furniture Store"
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The Taxation Committee now sitting will, we trust, put
un end to the revenue or poll tax. however much it may Imve
answered a purpose when it was first imposed by tiie i !uv<. 11-
mant during the Cariboo gold rush; it is undoubtedly out of
date at this time of day and should be repealed.
Itis as Mr. Carter Cotton testified, "an abominable tax;'
he also condemned the personal property tax.
We quite agree with him that taxes should be on real pro
perty (and we would add not on improvements) and a graduated income tax.
It is not creditable to Canada that it is the oniy portion
of the British Empire where a poll tax is in operation.
As we now have an overflowing treasury,we feel sure the
present Government will consider the interests of the taxpayers.
——WBW^WrnWw-it. ■—,a    iiiiii —1 ————
From reading the Grit papers before September 21st, vve
were led to believe that it was impossible   to defeat the Laurier Government.    However since tin ugonj is ovei •>.. 11
clined to think that it is better not to boast before your chick
ens are hatched.
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
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Buggy fittings of all kinds
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Brains, and the printing presses
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The only Car Made
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Also made in valve
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CoW?alrbanKB Morse Gas Engines; also the Moore G»splme
LlfllJtt S; System" Oliver Typewriters. Repairing ofall kinds.
Bicycles, Sewing Mtteltitut, Huns, etc.     .Scissors and Stairs ground
Rubber Tires lor Baby Carriages.   Hoops jor Tubs
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THE HEM EIBLIID HOTEL
JAMES WALTERS,
PROPRIETOR
THE .POOREST OF WINES, LIQUOR & BEER
ALSO THE BEST OF CIGARS.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE : : : CUMBERLAND, B. C.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.
NOTICE ia hereby given that Um re«-
five uxtBting by reason uf a notict
published in thu British Columbia 0»
ette of 27tlt Duotmiber 1907, over a par
oel of lam! situ.t«l ou Read liland
known at Lot Nn. 452 Ssywurd District
formerly oovrrel by Timber License N«-
3(1862 which Liceusu expired on the 201
November WW* is cat 0. lied, and thr
laid landi will be opened to location bi
pre-emption only at midhiglit ou Friday
16th Ociobri lllll.
HOUT. A. RENWICK.
Deputy Minuter of Lands
Department of L'n Hs,
Victoria, B. C, Sth July lllll.
jylftSm
PUBLIC HIGHWAYS.
Pkonincr of British Columbia.
NOTICE is hereby given that all Pub
lie Highways in unorganized districts, and all Main Trunk Roadi in nr
.Kiii/.ed Districts are sixty-six feet wid.
and hnve a width of thirty-three feet on
audi side of the mean straight oentre
line of the travelled road.
THOMAS TAYLOR,
Minister of Publio Works
Department of Publio Worka,
Victoria, B. C, July 7th, 1911.
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' All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
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Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
etc.
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Better known as
"LONG WILLIE"
Dealer In Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
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The finest hotel in the cily.
A REAL SNAP I am oflerlng
for sale for a few days only, one
hundred and thirty one, 131, aerea
of the finest kind of bottom Und,
3ituate in Grantham District, a-
bout five miles from Courtenay at
$35, thirty-five dollars per acre,
caah or on terms. The clearing ia
ight and there ia a good government road into the property. N.
3.--A11 flrst class land and the
flrBt man who comes along gets it
a. R. Bates, Real Estate Agent,
Courtenay, B. C.
GENERAL BLACKSMITHS
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
Tliird Ave., Cumberland
LOCAL MAIL SERVICE
Arrival
Tuesiluy night
Tlmrmlay night
Saturday night
Sunday, per Cowichan 9 em,
Departure
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Saturday—4.15 p.m.
Sunday, 2.15 p.m. sharp
L THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND. B.C.
A Traveler's Experience
"My ono wish will bo," writes
Harry I'. Pollard, a well known boat
and BboQ traveller of Hartford, "that
everyone with a had stomach may learn
oh 1 did before it's too late, that Nerviline is the one remedy to cur.1. Why, 1
was in mighty bad shape, my digestion
was all wrong, and every night  1 would
waken up with a start ami tind ray
heart jumping like a threshing ma-
ehine. This was caused by gas in my
stomach pressing ngainst iny heart.
When 1 started to use Nerviline I j»ot
better mighty fast. It to certainly a
grand remedy for th'- travelling man,
keeps your stomach in order, cures
cramps, prevents lumbago or rheumatism, breaks up chest efll(js and soro
throat ie fnct, there hasn't boon an
ache or pain inside or outside for tho
past two years that I haven't cured
with NiTVilitic Mn vou wonder I re
commend it f"
A naval ofllcor who has seen considerable service in South American
wato.ru once brought hnme two parrots,
one Of which he gave to tho housemaid,
anil tho other to the cook.
!•'(#■ a long time there ensued ani-
Hinted discussions as to the merits of
their respective birds. finally, thc
housemaid said:
"Your parrot may b«- a hotter talker
than mi no, though I don't, believe it
Then, with an air of prosooting the
final clinching argument in lu-r own
favor, she added: "Besides, you'II have
to admit tbnt. mine hns the most beautiful foliage,"
The aeroplane had collapsed, and the
aeronaut had fallen into a dozen pies
placed out on the roof of the farmhouse
to cool.
" Kxcusc me. madam," tie spluttered,
ns be mopped the mixture from his
eyes.
" I'll aot excuse you at all," snapped
the fiery woman in tho red sunbonnet,
" But I couldn 't help it. madam.
[ "
"(tb. you could help it. Didn't 1
holler for you to stop when you were
half way down, and you didn't pay
tho least  hit of attention to me."
Storyettes
HOW WINCHESTER GUNS AND
CABTBIDOES ABE MADE
Aa tbe hunting season will soon bo,
hero sportsmen generally are thinking
of their hunting outfit. This makes it
more opportune to call attention to tho
repeating rifles, repeating shotguns and
ammunition of all kinds manufactured
by tho Winchester Repeating Arms
Company, tbo largest manufacturers of
arms and ammunition in the world -
which are justly celebrated for thoir
superiority and reliability. Over two
million Winchester, guns have been sold
during tho forty Odd years they have
been upon the market, and to day thoy
are in general uso all ovor the world.
Having established such a demand for
thoir guns and ammunition the Winchester Company strive to maintain
tbem by exorcising care in the selection of the materials used, and by em
ploying modem methods and machinery
in manufacturing their product. The
Winchester Company employ the lead
ing experts in gun nnd ammunition
making, and expend annually a large
amount nf money in experimental work
and in perfecting new and desirable
types of guns and ammunition. By
means of tilts experimental work ami
by an exacting system of tests and in
spections embracing every stage of
manufacture, from tho materials in
their rough .state to the finished pro-
duet, the Winchester Company are
enabled to keep thoroughly modern in;
every way and up to a high degree of
perfection, As proof of the superior i
ity bf Winchester cartridges might be
cited the report of the Hoard of Government Experts who, nfter :i thorough
test of various makes, reported officially that Winchester rifle cartridges hove
boon so honored. Notwithstanding
their superiority and the eare taken in
manufacturing Winchester guns and
ammunition, they cost tho consumer no
more than inferior make-. Quality considered. Wi.jehoj.tor goods nro the
cheapest  upon the market, Winchester
goods   are   sold   by   most   all   reputable
dealers iu hardware am] Bporting floods.
IT was at tho tip of tho hoat wave.
A  fire-engine  dashed  by.    "Good
gracious mo!'' cried.an old gentleman,  mopping  his  brow.    "Whatever
do  peoplo  want  a  Are for on  a  day
like this?"
Her husband had just come home and
had ins lirst mooting with the now
nurso. who was remarkably pretty.
"Soo is sensible nnd scientific, too,*'
urged the lond mother, "and says she
will allow no onn to kiss bnby while
slu- is near.
"No one would want to," replied tho
husbaud, "while sho is near,"
A quaintly- worded notice ts of ton
moro effective than one framed iu mere
official terms. At Aber Falls is a notice
regarding the slippery condition of the
rocks, making climbing dangerous. Tho
notice concludes as follows:—
"ln consequence of the above notice
being disregarded, a stretcher is now
kept at the cottage bolow tho falls."
A young man who was not particular
ly entertaining was monopolizing tho
attention of a pretty girl witb a lot
of un interesting conversation.
"Now, my brother," he remarked in
the course of a dissertation on his family, "is just tho opposite of mo in every
respect.    Do you know my brother?"
'' No,'' the debutante roplied do
murely, "hut I should like to."
A now fruit in the shape of a berry
which is neither a gooseberry uor a
black currant has appeared at Dun
stable, near Luton. It is stud to have
a pleasant flavor, The individual who
whh the first to oat one of these berries
to ascertain whether it was poisonous
or not is apparently a nameless hero.
Probably it was tried on a small boy
of little value.
"My wife is devoted to me," moaned tho unhappy husband; "alio dotes
upon me: she can't bear to be out of
my sight.    And yet I am not happy."
"Docs she look after you woll?" inquired his friend.
"Look after me well? I should Ihink
sol She even takes my boots off for
me.''
"When you como borne from the
club, for instance?''
"No; when 1 want to go there!"
A man sent out postcards to all the
married men of his town asking thom:
"Why did  yon   marryt"      Hore arc
several of the replies:
"That's  what   I've been trying  foi
elcvou years to And out,—X."
'' Married    to   get    even   with    her
mother, but never have.—W."
"Please don't stir mfl up.—J,"
"Because it is just my luck.--I'. .1."
"because I nsked her if she'd have
me. Sho said she would.    Site's got  me.
—IJ."
IL was editor of a go-ahead little
journal which was published somewhere
iu the back of Arkansas, and. being
new to the business ami to thc district,
his personal pars had been received
With warmth, but net exactly the typo
of warmth he had expected. Anyhow
be took the lesson to heart.
"No more risks for me; uo. sir!" he
remarked,  as   he   edited   the   report   of
ie   new   revivalist's  oration,   and   aired, "Cain, the murderer of Abel,"
.Mr, Cain, the alleged cause of the
Mr. Abel's demise, "
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"How long would you ho willing to
wait for mc.'" she askod, in tones so
' iw lie could scarcely eatcli the words.
And then slu* went, on: "Vou know,
leorge, my father has recently invest-
d in a silver mine, and he is going
hore nt onco, and 1 cannot leave moth
(ir alone. Ho i auk you again, George,
how lony would you bo willing to wait
for me?"
"Wait, for ynu, my darling?" repeated George, for his was no fleeting lovo.
"I will wait for you until we barn how
the silver mine turns out."
In one of tho military hospitals a
bright, busy-looking and duty-loving
woman bustled up to one of tho wounded soldiers, wbo lay gazing at the ceiling above  his cot.
"Can't I do something for you, iny
poor follow7" said the woman, imploringly.
The '' poor fellow-" looked up Ian
guidly. The only thinga he really wanted just at that time woro his discharge
and. perhaps, some tobacco. When ho
saw tho strained and anxious look on
the good woman's face, however, he
felt sorry for her, and, with perfect
sang froid,  ho   replied:—
"Why, yos; you cnn wash my face if
you want to) "
"I'd only bo too glad to," gasped
tho  visitor, eagerly.
"All right," said the eavalier. gal
Ian tly) "go ahead. It'a beon waahod
twenty one timos already to-day, but I
don't Ollnd going through it again if
it'll make yon any happier."
He was a sewing-machine agent of
tho most aggrcsaivn typo, and ho seem
ed determined to soil a model to the
lady.
"Our machines are the finest on the
market,"   ho   persisted.     "Of   course,
you  may  say  that you  are unable  to
ufo a machine.    \ will remove that objection   in   two   lessons,    \   will   call
upon you tomorrow with a machine."
When the agont called neit day the
door waa opened by a burly man, who
remarked:
"You are the sewing machine rnanT"
"Yos," said tho agent. "I——•"
"Well.   [ 'm   Bury,   the   undertaker.
Our coflios are tho finest on the market.
Of course, you may say that you are
scarcely qualified for a coffin, but t will
remove that objection in ten seconds."
Hut tbe agent had fled.
Wearing a brand now outfit and a
(suspicious smile, a man entered the
corner butcher's.
"My first order," said he gravely,
"is for one-half pound of the finest
and tenderest sirloin steak you havo.
It must bo vory tender, mind you, and
without a bit of fat on it. My next
is for a pound of round steak, but ft?
that is of loss consequence, please
make suro about the sirloin first."
"Stranger in tho neighborhood, are
n't you?" inquired tho gonial cleaver
wieldor, smiling in a patronizing way.
"Yes. Slice that half-pound evenly.
please,''
"If I 'm not amiss, yon 're—yon 're
just married, aren't you?"
"Yes, but how did you guess that?"
"Oh, you're like the general run of
newly-wedded men. For a time they're
all very particular about pleasing her
in everything. I'll do a nice job ou
this half-pound, sir, don't worry!"
"Say, you're certainly a judge of human nature, Mr. Butcher, This special
pioce is for her. Now, if you please,
do that half-pound up as neatly as pos
sible. Thank you. Now for the
pound of round steak. Oh, any old
pioce will do! My wife and I will enjoy it, so long as the other suits her."
"But, sir," stammered the butcher.
pausing with the long moat knife sticking up into the air, "1 thought the
tender sirloin was for hor--your wife,
you know! "
"Oh, my dear sir, not at al)! The
round steak is for my wife and mo.
The sirloin is for Hurt ense, my wife's
pug dog.
Becoming impatient at the unkept
appearance of one of her charges, and
finding that mere talking had no effect, a first grade teacher determined
to use a more stringent method. Accordingly, one morning on her way to
school she purchased a cake of soap
and gave it to tho child, telling her.to
como back to sehool clean. Whon the
youngster returned at noon, the teacher
queried:
"What did your mamma say about
the soap, Fannie?"
"Oh!" said Fannie, "sho said.
' Now wo can all havo a bath.' "
On a Camping trip of jolly young
poople, two of the girls volunteered
to get broakfast the first morning
while the rest of the party went oil"
to find a spring. Wben tbo searchers
returned with the wator. they found
nothing ready but tlte coffee, which,
being in temperature retaining bottles,
required   no  preparation,
"Where's the baron?" asked one of
the men. "Didn't the fire burn well
oh-.ugh?"
"tho lire's all right." said lho
would be cook; "but we'd like to know
how you expected us to fry ha con
without  any  lard.'"
A customer in an unfashionable restaurant did not remove his hut at the
table. Ho was an ugly customer, and
leered monacingly at the proprietor
whon the latter requested that lie do
so.
"1 guess 1 won't." he said with ilie
nil- of an ultimatum,
"All right, I'll do it fur you." re
Bponded tho proprietor, yanking thc
hat off and slapping it down on a
chair.
The customer started to hi.- foot, but
cnughi the proprietor's eye and sat
down.
"Woll," he growled. "I said I
wouldn't, nnd 1 didn't."
Then lie finished his meal bare
headed,
Billy was a quaint old darky who
had eome to the eity for tho first
time. One day his employer sent him
with a note to a man whose oflice was
on an upper tloor of a skysorapor,
whoro every tloor of tho building was
arranged and finished like tho first one.
Hilly was directed hy tho elevator boy
to outer the "lift," and he would then
show him to the office ho wanted. It
was Billy's first experience in an ole-
vator, and he did not rightly understand the nature or purpose of it. On
his return he described some qf his
experiences to his employer,
"Whon I got ter de buildin' I axes
or yalter boy whut wuz or standin' in
de inside ob dc front donh. whar Mr.
Brown 'a office wuz, an' ho tnl' mo
ter come wid him. an' he would show
mo. He tuk mo intor or big cage an'
shot de doah, an' don wo begun ter
move. An ', Marse John. I's tell in '
ynu de goapol trufe, wo got off right
whar  wo started, an'  Ood  knows  wo
HAS A COEN AUY BOOTS?
■fudging by the pain they cause they
havo roots, branches and stoma. Easily
curod, however, if you apply Putnam's
Painless Corn Fxtractor. Alwaya safe,
always prompt, and invariably satisfactory. Forty years of succobs staudB be
hind F'utnnm's Painless Corn Bxtrnc
tor.    Sold by druggists, price 25c.
aftor giving a good show in the. Salisbury Stakes, ho was caught and beaten
by Lalo.
Pjntadoau, a good-looking chestnut
coll by Florizel 11—Guinea Hen, was
lacking iu experience when at his first
essay he finished unplaced to Oharmian,
■tingling Gcordie ond Letouquet—all of
which have won since—for the Norfolk
T. Y. O. Plate at the Newmarket second spring meeting, but the experiouce
did hjm good, nnd to him fell the distinction of winning for King Oeorge
his first race since he camo to the
throne. This success was achieved at
i "(monster, where he ran away from Sor-
pent and Polynesia, and, although beat-
on at New Markot subsequently, he ran
woll enough behind Togery, Aurette and
Green ('loth to muke it pretty certain
ho will win again.
Horandn, bay colt, by Cyllene, out of
Nndejda, mado his first bow to a public audience behind the ditch on tho
opening day of the first of duly moot
ing and won in meritorious style, Hran-
copoth, Sands of the Orient and others
having never a look in with him for tho
Uottishum Plate, and this was fair
showing for a first time out. Mirabelle,
bay colt, by Lord Hobs, ont of Mint
belle, completed a doublo event under
the royal livery, but it must bc admit
tod it was a smart beginning to which
ho owed his success in tho Princess'
Pinto, for having got away in clear
command he just maintained his advantage to the ond. He went, to Ireland in company with Dorando, Devil's
Dyke and Mad Meg, but. none were fortunate enough to win.
Of His Majesty's othor horsos in
training, thc following havo not yet run
this season:
Itoyal Escort (5 years), chestnut, gelding, by Diamond Jubilee—Ambleside;
Chatterer (3 years), bay colt, by Florizel H.—Meadow Chat; Juggernaut,
brown i olt, by St. Simon—Amphora;
White Heart (3 years), brown filly, by
St. Serf—Kentish Cherry; Sweet Alison
(.'I years), bay filly, by Thrush— Ecila;
I'etschau (.'t years), bay filly, by Persimmon—Loch Doon; Pcrsopolis (3
years), bay filly, by Persimmon—Mo
dora; Le Lac (2 years), bay colt, by
Florizel II.—Lock Doon; Thrnce, bay
colt, by Thrush—Loadamia; Polo (2
years), bay colt, by Volodyovskj—Run
away Match and Glinka (2 years)
brown colt, by Missel Thrush--Marine.
The Horseman
A Simple and Cheap Medicine.- A
simple, cheap nnd effective medicine is
something to be desired. There is no
medicine so effective ,i regulator of thc
digestive system as I'armolec's Vege
table Pills. Thoy arc simple, thoy are
cheap they can bo got anywhore, antl
their beneficial apt ion will prove their
recommendation. They are the modi
cjne of the poor man and thoso who
irish to escape doctors' bills will do
j 'Aid1 in gh i fi tr ihem a trial.
At the beginning of the season Richard Uarsh had 8-1 horses in training at
Egcrton House, all, with one oxr.option,
the property of His Mnjosty, whose
colors wore not soon in public until
May 12, whon Carol Singer, a bay colt
hy Thmsh—Komm Carlichen, found Astra barring the way to her supplementing victory of Witch of the Air—King
Edward's fast—in tho spring T. Y. 0.
stakes at Kompton Park. That, indcod,
was the alpha and omega of Witch of
thc Air'ti racing exporionce, for she
won on the afternoon of the day on
which the late king was called to rost,
and the daughtor of Robert the Devil
was forthwith retired to the Sandring-
ham stnd. Carol Singer's second essay
was attended with no better hick, ns,
To hnve thn children sound and
healthy is the first care of a mothor,
Thoy cannot bo healthy if troubled
witli werms. Use Mothor Graven'
Worm Kxtormin-itor. it will protect the
ebtldroB from thpse distressing a ie
tionp.
Something over 5,000 horses have
either died or been disabled from the
effects of the heat so' far this summer
in New York City and very near a like
number in Chicago and in consequence
there is an almost unprecedented de-
mnnd for all classes of horses, especially
the draft type and delivery chunks. At
this season with the excessive heat
horso owners cannot be too careful in
using preventive measures to protect
their animals from heat prostration.
Unquestionably, the loss of thousands
of those horses could have been prevented by proper treatment,
The gray pacing horse, Karl Jr., by
The Earl, which won tho champion
sweepstakes at the Kalamazoo Grand
Circuit meeting, has developed into one.
of the whirlwind side wheelers and a
consistent race horse. Ue was introduced to the liglit harness horso world
some three or four years ago, at Peorin,
by a farmer boy from southern Illinois.
lie unexpectedly, I might say, unintentionally, won his first race in fast
time at that meeting, much to the astonishment of tiie wise boys who didn't
lmvo a line on him. The colt was given
his first lossons on au irregular half
milo track marked ofl! in a plowed field.
He is now one of the pacing stars of the
Grand Circuit. All of which goes to
prove that winners may bo developed
anywhere.
The little mare had earned herself a
year of rest after her all strenuous
campaign and not until lato of the present spring did she anil her quiot mannered owner, M. D. Shutt, again appear
upon the scene. The rendezvous of the
year for the Grand Circuit entourage
was at Indianapolis and it was there
that Shutt and Penisa Maid joined the
clans and commenced tbeir preparations!
for the season's campaign. All went
woll until one day in late June when
McKenzie, of Winnipeg, came down
from the northwest country fo inspect
his stable of trotters and pneors which
Havers James had brought ovor from a
winter's preparation in California to
acclimate at Indianapolis prior to tbeir
Grand Circuit debut. Penisa Maid 's
daintiness, her wonderful bursts of
speed, hor apparent, class, took the eye '
of the Cnrtadinn sportsman and Shutt
was forthwith nfiVred $2.n,flfin for his
great little trotter. It was with groat
reluctance that tho Iowa man parted
with Ponisa Maid, but $2,1,000 wns n
fortune. Tims Ponisa Maid, tho plebe
ian. became the property of Mrs. R. J.
Mackenzie, of Winnipeg, Man., and all
Canada, from Halifax to Victoria, en-,
thuied over the prnspect* of at last
boasting a I rotting champion.
After the purchase, Penisa Maid
loinod the McKenzie stable and con
tinned to improve in her work and on
the last day of the Indianapolis meeting, the second week in July, James
drove his new charge in 2.01'/j, an unprecedented performance. Then come
lier race at Kalamazoo, where she easily
defeated tho best trotters of the day
and preparations were being made for
her onslaught against the two minute
goal. One week, two waeks more there
would be a new trotting queen. Tho
trotting world was all cxpoctant and
feverishly awaited the news from the
front. At last came the message, Ponisa Maid was deed.
Henry Holt k Co.. of New York, have
published a book by Oskar Pfungst ou
"Clover flans," tho trained equine sensation of Germany. For some yoars
rnnch to the wonderment nf spectators
he has seeminglly boon ahle to solvo correctly problems In multiplication and
division, giving the answers by striking
with ono hoof on the ground; to solect,
from among a number of colored elothB,
any given color named to him, and to
porform othor intellectual feats of so
startling a character as to give rise to
D   widespread   belief  that   he uct«aly
possesses the flower of thinking as human beings think.
On investigation Mr. Pfungst discovered that tho horso could not answer
auy question correctly unless the answer was known to tho questioner, and
tbat he could not answer unless he
could see the one putting the question
to him.
The suspicion formed in Mr.
Pfungst's mind that possibly tho key
to the mystery lay in unconscious movements—slight alterations of pose or
facial expression—which tho horse perceived nnd which he intreprotod as a
signal to stop tapping. This hypothesis
Mr. Pfungst was at first inclined to
reject as incrodible, but by attentively
watching his own actions and the actions of other questioners bo finally became persuaded that he had hit upon
tho truth. Uo found that as soon as a
questioner had given a problem to the
horse, ho, tbo questioner, would involuntarily bend his head and body slightly forward, when the horse would at
onco begin topping, As soon as the desired answer was reached the questioner, again involuntarily, would make a
slight upward jork of the hoad, and
the liorse would stop tapping.
Every one of tho horse's questioners,
Mr. Pfungst found, from Mr. von Oaten to himself, made these "minimal
muscular movements" without being
aware tnat he did so. But in order to
be certain that it was thus that Hans
was able to solve the problems given
him Mr. Pfungst undertook an elaborate series of experiments with twonty-
five persons of both sexes aud every ago
(including children of six) in which ho
played the part of Hans, and sought to
obtain the correct answers to questions
given him mentally bv watching the
faces of his interviewers whilo he was
rapping out his replies. Ho was ablo to
solve a very large percentage of tho
questions in the minds of his questioners.
INDIVIDUALITIES
Mile. Blanche Azoulay, the first woman to be admitted to practice Inw in
Algiers, has just taken the oath in
the court of appeals. She is a native
of the country and received hor education chiefly in the schools at home.
Tho young Prince of Wales has begun his duties as midshipman on bonrd
H.M.S. Hindustan, which haa boon lying at Portsmouth. Ho will be tronted
exactly like any other youngster abroad,
except thnt lie* will have his own cabin.
Tho prince will roceive twonty-one
ponco a day.
Colonel Edward II. Green, multi-millionaire son of Hetty Green, who is being deluged with offers of marriago by
every mail, says he will marry whon
he meets tho right woman, and that they
will meet only in a conventional wny
or not at all. Colonel Green announces
that the rumor that his mothor wanted
him to remain single until forty is
without truth.
Queen Amelia, mother of the throne-
less King of Portugal, is a trained
medical nurse aud is frequently seen
among the poor of Richmond, Kngland,
doing what she cnn to make others
happy. Years ago she passed all the
examinations with high honors. She
did much to advance medical science
in Portugal and to establish hospitals
in that  unhappy country.
Sir Philip W'atts. director of naval
construction of the British admiralty
since 1901, will retire this year, having attained the age of sixty, though the
rules of the civil service would permit him to remain for llvo years longer
woro he so desirous. During his official term ho has stood for a greator
navy, and the present-day Dreadnought
type of battleship must always be associated with his name.
John RidgOloy Cartor of Baltimore,
who has just beon promotod to thc post
of minister to Argentina, was formerly
United States representative to thc
Balkan States. lie entered the diplo
matte service in 1S04 and served for
fifteen years as secretary at London.
Last fail he went to Turkey, ponding
the handling of the Asia Minor rail
road concessions. He is regarded as
ono of tho most accomplished diplomats
in the service.
Sir Moses Ezekiel, tbe sculptor who
has beon honored by the commission to
perfect the Poo memorial in Baltimore.
Away With Depression and Melancholy.—These two evils are the aeeom
pnniment of a disordered stomach and
torpid liver and moan wretchedness to
all whom they visit. The surest and
speediest wny to combat them is with
Parmelee's Vegotable Pills, which will
restore the healthful action of tho
stomneh nnd bring relief. They havo
proved their usofulnoss in thousands of
cases and will continue to give rotiof to
the suffering who are wise enough to
uso thom,
hns a sentimental interest in the undertaking, having been born in Richmond,
Virginia, iu 1544. He graduated from
the Virginia Military Institute and later
studied anatomy at thc Medical College
of Virginia. He studied art iu Berlin,
and was tho first foreigner to win the
Michucl Beer prize. Much of his time
is spent in Koine, where he hits a residence.
TRE REAL SEA SERPENT
Great numbers of wholly aquatic,
veritable sea serpents inhabit the Indian Ocean and the tropical wnters of
the Pacific, They possoss deadly fangs
and sometimes swim in schools of thousands. When seen in great numbers
knowledge of their nature gives tho
shipboard spectator a eroepy, uncanny,
feeling. Theso snakes havo a paddlelike tail to assist them in swimming.
They rungo in size from a yard to eight
foet in length, and the groator number
of them are vividly ringed. By a queer
touch of fate they may bo generally
designated us a specialized offshoot of
the great uon -venomous species.
DOCTOR WILEY
"Wbat   makes  the    Potted    Hum    so
green," said Files-on-Parndo.
"It's feolin' fresher than it is," tbo
Color Sergeant said.
"What makes the ranks so white, so
white?"  said  Files-on-Parade.
"They're dreadin' what they've got U
eat," the Color Soigeant said.
"For they're bounein' Doctor Wiley,
you can hear the Microbes cheer.
And    thc   Germs    is   alt    u-singin'
'Wiley's goin* awr.y trom hore,
And we're eomin' back far stronger
than we've been for many a year,
For they 're  bonno.in'   Doctor  Wiley
iii tho mornin'.' "
"What makes the canned goods work
so 'urdT" said Filcs-on-Parade.
"They're fixin' for their Jubileo," the
Color Sergeant said.
"What's   mnde   that   front-rank   man
fall downt" said Piloson-Parado.
"Ho's ent cold-storage sassidgos," tho
Color Sergeant said.
"They are bouuein' Doctor    Wiley.
and those sassidges of old
Are  swarmin'    from   thoir    prisons
where they've lingered in tho cold,
And thoy've brought their ptomaines
with   'em   iu   a   manner  free  and
bold,
For they're boucin' Doctor Wiley in
the mornin'.' "
MOTHER GOOSE DOWN TO DATE
(By W. Carey Wondcrlv)
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffot—
Pshaw, whnt an ancient song!
In a hobble gown
One cun't sit down,
So another good tale's gone wrong.
Twinkle, twinkle, little sta*.
How I wonder whnt you are!
In your brand new harem dress,
You're a puzzle, T confess.
There was a man in our town,
Who wns so wondrous wise,
He said he'd never marry,
Because of hooks and  eyes!
Rock-n-bye, baby, on you we dote,
But. Mamma's a suffragette, gone ont
to vote.
When she eomouis homo, she'll tell yon
the news,—
Who's the next President that she will
choose!
High-diddle diddle,
Tho cat nnd the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
And that's no joke
When you find yon 're broke
Antl you want roast for your dinner
nt noon!
TO BE OR NOT TO BE
(By Harold Susman)
"You wish to wod my daughter?" sftid
The father of  fair Flo.
"Whnt   aro   your   prospects?"   George
replied:
"That's what I wnnt to know!"
Marriage Is a Lottery
oh, marriage is a lottery!
That  fact   no one assails.
Therefore love letters should net bo
Permitted in the marls.
Time tries all things, and as Bickle's
Anti-Consumptive syrup has stood the
tost of years it now ranks as a leadfng
specific in the treatment of all ailments
of the throat und Jungs. It will soften
nnd subdue the most stubborn cough
by relieving the irritation, and restore
the affected organs to healthy condi
tions. Uso will show its value. Try it
and bc convinced of its efficacy.
S*& "°Os^
Shines easily.
No labor. No dirt.
Does not rub off or soil clothing.
Preserves the leather, containing
neither Turpentine, Acid or other
injurious ingredients.
Brilliant and Lasting.
It is good for your shoes. n
THE F. F. DALLEY CO., Limited,
HAMILTON. Oat, BUFFALO. N.Y. Md LONDON, Ens. fit
THE  ISIiANDER,  CUMBERLAND,  B.C.
The Unclaimed Box
We have a cozy little bungalow of
our own now. It nestles among the
trees and bowers on a gently sloping
hill back of Mill Valley. Wo call it
''Dreams-Come-True," because long before we got thu reward money we had
planned and hoped for just sueh a
home, but, as Jack was only a "scrub"
reporter then, tho realization of our
dreams seemed far distant.
And -lack has devolopod a healthy
respect for tho curiosity of women and
their lovo of bargain-hunting, for if I
had not possessed thoso "weaknesses
of the sex" I would not havo gone to
thu unclaimed baggago salo antl thero
would have boon no woek of adventure,
no bronze image, no reward, no
'' Dream-Como-Truo.'' Wo would bo
living yet iu our tiny three-room apartment in tho foggy city, and Jack would
still be "doing" pylico news.
But one morning, more thau a year
ago, I chanced to spy au announcement
iu the newspaper, and then our adventures began.    It road:
A sale of 3,000 piocos of unclaimed
baggage, consisting of trunks, boxes,
suit-cases, hampers, etc., will be held
at the Southern Pacific warehouse at
teu o'clock a.m. on April 15th.
That ad suggested a bargain and a
mystery, and tho combination was irresistible, so when Jack said he had
orders to attend thc sale to look for
some bits of local color for his paper,
I eagerly coaxed him to take mo with
him.
"You don't moan you would trudge
through tho mud and rain on a cold
day like this just to seo a fow boxes
and trunks auctionod off!" Jack exclaimed.
"Yes, I would," I replied. "The
vision of nil those packages, all shapes
aud sixes, aud unopened, positively
fascinates me. Why, Jack, you don't
know what treasures they may con'
tain.
"It is customary, I presume, for
people to leave treasures around in
check rooms and fail to call for them,"
said Jack, sarcastically, "However, If
you want to go, I'm sure I'd be glad
to have you."
I needed uo socond invitation, and in
a short time was roady to start, togged
out in raincoat and overshoes.
When the warehouse waB reached wo
found all the available space occupied
fay men and women from all stations
in life, who seemed to take a keen in*
tereet in the proceedings, regardless
of the cold and dampness. We, too,
soon forgot our discomfort in the ox
citement of bidding for something we
needed no more than a headache, just
to koep some ono else from getting it.
I had to let tho most tempting trunks
and suitcases go by with never a bid,
ae I had promised Jack to buy nothing
1 couldn't carry home, Aa the auctioneer took up a small box, neatly wrapped and tied with a purple string, I was
surprised to hear the man just baek
of me whisper to his companion, "Thero
it ib."
Turning to Jack, t whispered in his
ear: "I am determined to possess that
box if I havo to spend all tnat romains
of my month's allowance."
As I expected, tbo man mado tbe
flrst bid. Jack raised it. Just then a
telegram was handed to the auctioneer,
and he stopped to read it. He was
probably confused by tbe interruption,
for when he resumed the sale he knocked the box off to Jack without asking
for further bids.
Then the man behind me rushed up
to the desk and remonstrated excitedly
with tbe auctioneer, but that pompous
person would not permit any criticism
of his actions, and while tho two were
mixing words right merrily, Jack and
I got our package and quietly departed.
The man's companion deserted him,
too, and came back to town on the samo
car we did. In fact, for days it seemed
every time I turned around I came face
to face witb that man. I was beginning to feel squeamish about it when
I loarned that he occupied the apartment adjoining ours, so it was natural
that we should often travel in tho snme
direction.
In our excitement we had almost forgotten our purchase, but as soon aa we
reached homo I eagerly opened it, and
after taking off many wrappings Of tissue paper u most unique little bronze
Chinese god was disclosed to our delighted gaze, lt was an effigy of Mait-
reya, the Buddhist Messiah, conceived
as an obese Chinaman with smiling features, and was beautifully molded and
chiseled. It was, indeed, u bargain,
and yot, to my mind, this did not satisfactorily explain the conduct of tho
man behind us. Hu semod prosperous
aud cultured, and not at nil the kind
to make a scene in public for the Bnke
of getting a ten-dollar article for two
dollars.
Jack interrupted my puzzled thoughts
by suggesting that the idol would mako
a novel and chnrming wedding present
for Mary Ralston, my girlhood chum,
who wns to be married tho following
weok. 1 immediately acquicBced, for it
was really a Httle beauty, and I know
its value would be enhanced in Mary's
eyes when sho learned how we acquired
it. Mother was going to Ilillsdalo to
attend the wedding, and when Bhe left
that afternoon ahe carried in her travelling bag our present to Mnry.
The noxt few days were so filled with
preparations fnr a little trip we were
planning to take that the incident
of the sale wns forgotten, except wben
I encountered my neighbor, which was
often, and sometimes in places men
seldom frequented.
We loft on a Saturday for Mount
Tamalpuis, where we secured a room
at thc tavern, and settled ourselves for
a week of solid enjoyment. Early the
next morning we started for our initial
tramp over the mountain trails. The
unaccustomed exercise soon tired us,
and we were back at the tavern bv
threo o'clock. Thero I found tho following note from the manager of the
apartment house where we lived:
"Boar Mra. Dawson: When the house-
boy went into your apartment this
morning ho found everything in the utmost confusion. The contents of every
drawer wero turned out upon the floor
and tho whole apartment has the appearance of having been ransacked by
burglars. Upon inquiry I found that
ao other apartment in the house hud
been entered, bo before reporting to tho
polico I want to ask if, in your haste
to depart, you loft thinga in the above
condition. If bo, pardon my intrusion,
but I thought it best to let you know.
Please telephone me as soon as posaible,
and if the apartment has been entered
I will notify the police at once.
"Very sincerely,
"CARRIE DAVIS."
Mow here waa a pretty kettle of fish!
I most certainly had not left my apartment in that condition, and yet how
could anyone get into itf Bright lights
burned iu the halls all night, and the
desk of the telephone operator was
located to command a view of the stairs
and elevator. Truo, an iron fire escape
run just outside our window, but our
apartment was a corner one, and one
taking that route would lmvo to pass
tho windows of the four apartments on
tho same tloor, und so run tho risk of
being seen or hoard. And why ahould
a burglar choose our apartments in preference to others which wore occupied
by people of wealth? We certainly hud
no valuables to tempt them. However,
if our little belongings wero nut costly
wo were ut least fond of thom, bo we
decided to catch the next train to San
Francisco und see just what was the
extent of our Iobb. Wo hurried to our
room to change our clothes, but when
tho door was opened we stopped in
amazement. Our steamer, trunk and
suit-cases wore turned upside down, and
the contents scattered all over tho floor,
Tho hotol proprietor, when questioned,
could give no explanation. Ho said the
servants wero all trustworthy, the key
to tho room had uot boen taken from
tho office, and no other room in the
hotel had boon entered. Our room was
one of a suite, but the door between
it and the next room was lockod and
tho proprietor had tho key in hia possession. The ubuuI big Sunday crowd
had been to the tavern for the day,
and tho room had been rented to two
mon who wished to rest for a couple of
hours aftor their climb from Mill Valley. Their names did not appear ou tho
register, and they loft on the three
o'clock train. Not a thing was taken,
not oven Jack's watch, which he had
left in the trunk. We regarded it aB
something more than a coincidence that
our rooms, both at home and in the
hotel, should be entered, and we were
sorely troubled. However, we had little time to worry, for the laBt train
left the tavorn at four o'clock and we
had to hurry to make it.
When we reached our apartment we
found things as MrB. Davis had described them, but much to our relief
nothing was missing. We decided it
would be useless to notify the police,
for they would take small intorst in
the capture of a burglar who would
break into a house and steal nothing
1 confoss I was rather nervous by this
time, und a foreboding of impending
evil bad settled upon my spirits, but
after hours of searching our brains for
somo motive, with no result, Jack and
I decided that it waa just a eoineidenee
after all, and we would go back to
Tamalpais in the morning und forget
about it.
When we awoke the next day we
were greeted by a steady downpour of
rain, so we postponed our return to
Tamalpais for another day. Jack wae
content to spond a lazy morning in the
house, but by afternoon the inactivity
woro on his nerves, and be said he
would go down to the office for a fow
hours nnd watch the other fellows
work.
"Havo dinner a little curlier than
usual, and I will get tickets for the
theatre tonight," be called back, as he
started off in high spirits.
Our dinner hour came, but uo Jack.
Seven, eight, nine, nnd still he had not
eome. I was making a mighty effort to
be bravo, but when eleven o'clock
struck and he had not come I was al
most frantic. It was so unlike Jack,
He was the most thoughtful of hus
bands, and oven if he had found an
interesting assignment at the office and
had rushed off to fill it he would cer
tainly have telephoned mc.
Recent events had unnerved me, and
all kinds of horrid fancies took possession of my brain. In one nightmare I
pictured Jack as having been run Over
by a street car; and again as wandering
the streets in a fit uf mental aberration. I hnd hoard of sucb cases. Then
I fancied ho might have deserted me,
foolish as I knew the thought to be,
and tliere flowed great tears of self-
pity. Aud nil the time I was listening
for the sound of the latch-key in tbe
door.
With a groat offort I recovered my
mental health, and tried to think only
of tho probable and reasonable causes
of his absence, and to decide tho sonsi-
blo thing to do. After midnight I telephoned to tho office, but 1 had waited
too long. Tho paper had gone to press
und the few straggling reporters still
on duty bad not seen Jack. I shrunk
from lhe publicity attachod to reporting his absence to tho police, and decided nt least to wait until morning.
Mr, Marshall came up from tho office
in the onrly morning to offer his assistance. Jack was very popular with
the boys, and thoy were just as anxious
about him. and fully as puzzled ns I
was. Ho spent the morning visiting
the hospitals and viewing tbe bodies
in the morgue, but found no trace of
Jack.
In the late afternoon a letter came
from Jack, With trembling fingers I
tore it opon. The cool audacity of it
dazed me.   It read:
"Denr Wife: Do not worry about me.
Had to go away on a little business trip.
Will be back within a week and will
then explain nil.   Yonrs,
"JACK."
I found myself unconsciously cutting
open the envelope so 1 could see the inside of the flap that gluoB down. When
Jack and I were Bweethoarts we both
wrote shorthand and in our letters
we always put Borne little mesBnge of
love in shorthand on the inside nf tho
flap of the envelope before sealing it.
It seemed so much more personal tuck-
od away in tho dark, where only one
who knew the secret could find it. Always I looked for the little "I love
you" before rending tho letter. And
wo had never abandoned this sentiment
of our courtship days. I Bcarcely expected to find such a message in this
letter, but to my delight there were
the well-known little curved outlines,
though written bo dimly with pencil I
had difficulty in reading them. And I
began to doubt I was reading aright,
so astonishing was the message:
"I am held a prisoner, but am well
treated. Don't worry about me. Telegraph Mary Ralston to put Chinese god
in safe immediately, and let no one	
Hero it ended abruptly. Though bewildered, I was happier than I had been
id nee Jack left. Now I knew he waB
not away of his own violition. With
feverish zeal I set to work to carry
out his instructions. I knew Jaek had
somo good and suflicient reason for
making such an unusual request, so I
telegraphed Mary and was confident
she would  do as I asked.
Then I had a long talk with myself
as to the best method of finding Jack.
Somehow I did not Uke to tell his business associates about the message on
tho envelope flap. It seemed so melodramatic uud unbelievable thut such a
thing should occur in tho heart of a
big city. In my perplexity a most illuminating thought flashed through my
brain. Why not take my troubles to
kind old Mr. Draket Ho and grand-
lather had been to college together,
and there au attachment wns formed
that lasted throughout the nearly seventy yeara of grandfather's life. Kvery
summer Mr. Drake would spend his vacation at our home, and among my most
pleasant recollections were tho long
summer evenings whon I sat on the
porch steps and listened to the marvelous adventures of San Francisco's
most famous detective. S'inco grandfather's death we had hoard nothing
of Mr. Drake, but I instinctively felt
that ho was tho one for mo to appeal
to if be were still  in the city.
Prom the tolephone directory I learned that his homo waB only a few blocks
away, so my resolve was scarcely made
boforo I was speeding on my way to
soo him. I found him the same kind
old mau as of old. His keen, penetrating eye and energetic, movements
seemed to put to route thc mute testimony of tho beautiful snow-white hair
and proclaimed him still a young man.
Real pleaaure at seeing me was ahown
iu his greeting, and before he would
let me talk of business he insisted that
I drink a cup of tea with him while we
talked of bygouo days, So deftly did
ho guide iny thoughts that I had almost
forgotten my distress, and it was with
a guilty start that I recalled tho objeet
of my visit. Then he said: "You look
much hotter now, dear, and have a bit
of color in your cheeks. I um sure you
aro much more fit to tell mo what has
brought you to seek my counsel. I
can see it ia serious, so omit none of
the details, no matter how trivial thoy
may seem to you.''
So I rotated tho wholo story, beginning with the purchase of the box at
tho sale.
With an occasional well-directed
question Mr. Drake brought out somo
point I had omitted, or kept me to the
mam events when I was inclined to
digress. He insisted upon my describing to the minutest detail thu appear
ance of the young man who occupied
the apartment next to ours. This I
was ablo to do accurately, and the old
detective's face evidenced great satis-
faction as I proceeded,
Whon 1 had finished Mr. Drake took
both my hands in his and said: "Now,
Dorothy, drop all your fears ubout Jaek,
for before many hours I shall restore
him to you. ..Providence has directed
you to me, for not only will we rescue
Jack, but wo will capture tbo cleverest
thief in Sun Francisco. You must leave
these matters entirely to me. You
need a good rest, so while I um on the
trail of your hiding husband, my housekeeper will make you comfortable in
one of the guest rooms. Before you
retire, however, please write out an
order on your friend in Hillsdale to deliver to my Bon the Chinese image, for
it is essential that I secure that ut the
earliest possible momont."
The excitement uuder which I had
been laboring, coupled with the loss of
sleep, had completely exhausted me,
and I submitted readily enough to the
motherly housekeeper whu insisted upon
putting me to bed at once. Keeling
that I could leavo everything to the
kind old detective, I soon drifted into
a dreamless Bleep.
When I was awakened it wus to look
into Jack's smiling eyos and to be
clasped in hiB arms. It was early morning, my sleep having remained unbroken through the long night. Breath
lessly I listened to Jack's recital of hie
experiences since his departure for the
office.
As he walked down the corridor to
the ok* vat or, he was met by the young
mau of the neighboring apartment, who
groetod him in a friendly mnnner and
askod him if he was interested in pic
tures. When assured that he was, he
invited Jack to inspect his latest can
vas. Thinking it but an act of neigh
borly friendliness, Jack outered tho
open apartment, only to havo the door
closed and lockod behind him and to
be confronted by an ugly revolver.
Takon entirely by surprise, he was unable to offer resistance aud was compelled to enter an interior room, where
ho was kept uuder the constant surveillance of one of tbe two men who
occupied the apartment. Hn was in
formed that he must discloso tho where
about* of the image, and bo soon us
his captors had secured possession of
it he would bo given his freedom. They
allowed him to write the ono letter to
mo, so that I would not take steps to
find him, but othorwise he was so closely watchod that communication with
the outside world was impossible. At
first ho refused to give the desired information, but, tired of Mb imprisonment, he was on tho point of doing so,
when Detective Drake and his mon descended upon the apartment and took
them all into enptivity,
At this point breakfast wub annouuc
ed, and having mado a hasty toilet,
•luck und I descended to the dining-
room to find Mr. Drake awaiting us.
I wns eager to. learn how he knew
where to find Jack, and my curiosity
was satisfied by the detective's reeital
os we partook of the delightful break-
fust set before ub.
"You seo, Dorothy," he aaid, "when
you told me your experiences yesterday
and described your neighbor to me,
your story dovotailed bo well with a
ease I already was working on that I
felt sure I kuew whero Jack was. I did
uot want to tell you, however, until
I had proved my theory to be correct.
While you slept, I took a number of my
meu and went  to the apartment ad
joining yours, where Jack was rescued
and his jailors were taken into custody. Then, turning to Jack, Mr. Drake
asked:   "Do you   recall  the  theft of
Mrs. Crew's necklace some two months
ago!"
Before Jack could reply, tho door flew
open and Richard Drake rushed in with
the Chineso image in his arms. With
almost feverish haste, Mr. Drake unwrapped the image and felt over its
entire surface. Suddenly, with a click,
tho head flew back, disclosing to view
a velvet-lined receptacle. Wben overturned, tbere rolled out the most won*
derful chain of sparkling diamonds I
ever saw.
"Tho Crow nocklace," shouted Jack,
the details of tbe whole ease flashing
through his mind, for he had been assigned to the task of writing up itB
disappearance for his paper.
''But how did it get into the Chinese
image, and why was it left at the
check room 9" I nsked.
Mr. Drake hustenod to explain. One
of the prisoners had been a guest at a
large dinner party given by the Crews
at the Belmont. Under the pretext of
admiring the necklace which Mrs. Crew
wore, hu examined it closely, and dex-
trously weakened the clasp so that it
easily parted later when he assisted
her with her wraps. Afraid to keep
it on his person, he had coucealod it in
tho image. He called at the hotel the
next duy and slipped the imago in a
hand bug carried for that purpose. Still
afraid to retain it in his possession
until all suspicion had passed from him,
he conceived the plan of checking it,
believing ho could readily bid it in at
tho unclaimed baggage sale.
When Mr. Drake waB called into the
caso he scrutinized tbe guest list and
found all of them above suspicion except tho young man, who was a stranger, though ho bore excellent letters of
introduction from people in the EaBt.
In spite of all his efforts, however, Mr.
Drake has been unable to secure any
proof to confirm his suspicions, but he
had not lost sight of the young man
and bclioved somo day he would trap
him.
"And remember, Dorothy," Mr.
Drake said, as he finiahod hia explanation, "there is still a reward outstanding amounting to $40,000 for the return
of those jewels, half of whieh is yours,
for without your assistance I would
never have found the necklace "
And thus we came to have our
1' Droams-Como-True.''
THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT
Mrs. Mury T. Schaffer, in  her book
"Old Indian Truils," says of a Rocky
Mountain goat:
"As our outfit slowly wended its way
down these flats on the second day
Chief's gaze suddenly rested on throe
white spots poised at the top of tbo
clay bank, and in a stage whisper he
muttered "goat." Fresh meat at last!
Quickly consulting, "K" forger ahead
on his pony with bis rifle ready, and the
rest of us, dismounting, sat down in the
opon with u pair of binoculars to await
results. Uoat-moat did not sound temp
ting, but our mouths, accustomed to ba
con for so long, watered for something
fresh and we longed like cannibals for
that kid. Alas! quick as he was, the
mother und child of that family were
quicker, and I shall always think that
kid was out with his grandparents that
day. For the old mun was the only
one visible to the hunter ou his arrival,
and with our wish for fresh meat in his
mind "K" shot him. "M" and I regarded his death instantly from a sentimental point of view, and u little later
from a more practical standpoint, but at
any rate he was not cut down in the
bloom of his youth; for though "K"
pounded his steaks to a jelly on the
stones, and boiled and simmered hia
legs tor hours, he failed to be "chew-
uble" let alone digestible, nud eventually his remains were cast into the Atha-
baska, and no one of that party ever
again sighed for goat. Some time after
we tried tho hind quarter of a yearling
and, to our surprise, found it as delicious us any civilized lamb."
WHY THE WAVES ARE BIO
Kxplanation is made of the great size
of sea waves in high southern latitudes
by the fact that south of the Cape of
Oood Hope and Cnpo Horn there is
neither windward nor leeward shore, and
the prevailing wind in all longitudes is
westerly. Thus when a weat wind
springs up it finds a long westerly
swell, the off eet of a previous wind,
still running. The newborn wind in
creases the steepness of this swoll and
so forms majestic storm waves, wliich
sometimes attain a length of 1,200 foet
from crest to crest. The average height
attained by sua waves in foet is about
half the volocity of tho wind in miles
an hour.
AFTER-HARVEST CULTIVATION
Owing to the scarcity of moisture
during the growing season in many
parts of Canada, particularly Ontario
and thu eastern provinces, farm crops
will not be us heavy us they should be.
Truu, there is abundance of rainfall
during the yuur to ensure big crops, but
how are we to conserve itt By
thorough after harvest cultivation, cou
tinued at short intervals until autumn,
then followed by deep autumn cultiva
tion, Immediately nfter the buy or
grnin plow is used, plow fairly shallow
roll and harrow. As soon as the sod is
rotted put on tho cultivator und keep
it going ut short intervals until October. The land should then bo plowed
as deep or a slight shade deeper than
the plant food or humus in the soil will
allow. Deep autumn cultivation has
many advantages over shallow autumn
cultivation. It onables soils to hold
moistuure by increasing the depth of
tbo soil in which plants eau grow, thut
is, by increasing the depth of the ro
scrvoir, or making a larger sponge,
which certainly will hold more moisture than a stone.
It is not advisable to bring to the
surface poor sub-soil, but it' is advisable to loosen up thc sub soil to a good
depth by means of a sub soil plow. The
sub soil plow does not turn a furrow; it
is drawn by an extra team which follows in the same furrow after the ordinary plow. This may seem much extra work, but when a systematic rotation of crops is followed, the sub-soil
iug has only to be dono once in four
years, which means little labor te four
crops, which certainly will be heavier
ou account of sub-soiling.
Great Britain and Its
Defences
Before discussing the defence of the there not a subtle change in our nation.
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Empire, let us say "that the British Empire is not an empire at al), but a
federation of aemi-independent states,
which has grown up in peace, and possesses no clear principles of mutual
help in time of war.
In empires the raw material out of
which things immaterial are made is
energy—not energy monBured in tonus
of restlossuosB and epileptic eraotoin-
ulism, but energy measured in terms
of self discipline, of doggod porsorver-
anco, and good work. We wero a dogged nation in the eighteenth century,
Aro wo so now!
Empires come and go. They pass
through the phases of genesis, rise, extension, und decline.
Of Assyrian and Babylon, those great
inland empires of the Mid Kast, we
know comparatively littlo, but they
possess one small point of interest for
ourselves. Wo may bc gradually approaching them again; the great pendulum of geopolitics may be swaying
eastwards again, whilo tho way of somo
king of the cast is being prepared.
Three thousand yenrs ago, the valleys
of the Tigris and Euphrates stood thick
with corn supporting teeming citioa
and a great empire, and now for centuries this enormous tract of couutry
has lain fallow. But the railway—that
great herald of modern civilization—
is gradually creeping up to Bagdad.
The lands that once supported a vast
population may do bo again, and tho
Mid-East may be a great controlling
factor in world politics a century hence.
Romo was not built in a day nor did
she vanish in a night; she took somo
500 years to hammer herself iuto a
nation and thia preliminary forging
made her tough enough to hammer
every other nation into an otqpire.
And the Roman Empire was not a
merely military empire. It was a naval empire, as well, and was built on
an equilibration between naval and
military power which we do not seem
to possess. The empires of the Mediterranean are interesting alao for another reason. What happened on a
small scale round the olive liued shores
of the Mediterranean may be repeating
itsolf on a larger mileage round the
Atlantic and Pacific shores. Do we
ever think of the Saracens or the sea
ompire of Venice! The first, whieh
menaced Europe's childhood and Btood
right in the van of mediaeval intellect,
lives for us now only in tbe pages
of the Arabian Nights. Its work lies
buried in thc silent pathways of the
night. i
Britain is great, but once she was
small. When she wus au island on the
outskirts of Europe, rnnking ninth in
tho papal list of precedence, Venice
was ruling the Mediterranean with imperial sway and regarding us, when
she thought of us, much aB we regard
Montenegro  or  Thibet.
Will our fate be theirs? The answer
lies buried in certain pivotal periods
dotted along the history of tbe next
two centuries, and tbe next twenty
years is tbe flrBt of these periods. The
arena of history is now being cleared
and tho immortals are taking their
seats.
England hus no monopoly of empire
nor hus she always been imperial. In
fact, up to the time of Elizabeth, she
had made a distinct mess of imperialism
in Scotland and Ireland. She had no
oceanic commerce in those days, and a
seaman wus adventurous if he had passed Cape Finisterre. England, self-contained and insular, lay brooding at tbat
time with great undeveloped capacities
within her heart.
Suddenly Columbus discovered that
the world was round, and though he
neglected the small item of the Pacific
in his calculation, it mattered little.
The Mediterranean was no longer the
ono and ouly sea, and tbe tide of sea
power and empire began to ebb from
the Venetian quays. Trade was no
longer Mediterrnneanic but oceanic,
and the countries on the borders of
the Atlantic became unconsciously the
heritors of sea power. The powers
which lay on the Atlantic seaboard—
Spain. Portugal, France, England,
and Holland— spent the next three
centuries in striving, contending, and
battling for tho newly discovered
worlds, a fight which is not finished yet.
The sixteenth contury was that of
Spain and Portugal; the seventeenth
belonged to the Dutch. In the eighteenth century Franco aud England
fought n second Hundred Years' War
to decide whose the nineteenth century
should be. Under the Tudors wu fought
with Spain, l'nder Cromwell and tho
Stuarts we bout the Dutch out of tbe
field. Under the Oeorgos we beat the
French, and in Victorian times, wo lay
on our ours and annexed great slices
of the world.
But during tbis lung century of practically unchallenged sea power, not only
the internal constitution of the kingdom, but the face of the world has
changed. And with this change tho
handwriting appears once moro ou the
wall. Tekel and Uphariin may not
yet be written, but Mene, Mono has
boon, or is being scribed. Otber nations are growing up and asking us to
give an uccount of our stewardship
The foundation of the Oerman Empire,
tho approach to unification of a Oreator
Oermany, the growth of tbe United
States, the modernization of Japan,
huve profoundly altered the equilibration of world power. Meno, Meae—
we are being woighed in the balance.
The next few decades will decide
whether or not we shall bo found want
ing.
One thing, however, is certain. Tho
British Empiro, as it ib in the twentieth
century, is a profoundly different thing
from the British Empire of the eighteenth century En the making.
Our Empire, as existent, seems to bo
one aftor its nwn kind whoso future
must bn guided rather by those who
poBBcss an intimate knowledge of tho
prosent than by thoso who immorsc
theniBolves in tho doings of the past.
Compare the eighteenth and tho twentieth century. The spirit of government has changed, and so have the
peoplo governed. Thc arts and crafts
of war havo been revolutionized. The
Empire is no longer.making, but made.
Tbe face of Europe has changed, and
at character/ Wo legislate largely bat
are forgetting how to rule, and we do
not hesitate to undermine the great pillars of state ana imperial authority
without which all the legislation in
the world is mere parchment and waste
paper. Wore the Empire guided by
that suporior wisdom which plans in
miles and not in motrcs. which schemes
three decades ahead, and bases its
scheming on principles hammered out
aud tcstod in practice, the study of history would bo a useful guide. But
democracies must be content to be
guided by a lower kind of wisdom, that
day-to-day wisdom which meets daily
needs by daily expedients, which ties
Up its shoes with string and, taking
tittle thought of thc morrow, is satis-
tied if it obtains day by duy its daily
broad. This may bo all very well for
saints, but it is not good for empires.
It is generally believed that tho public iio nut want to hear about imperial
defence at all, but to think they hear
about it when they aro in reality reading a lurid description uf a fight between colossal battleships yet unbuilt,
breathing out death and gasoline vapor
indiscriminately, aud carrying guns at
least, threo inches larger in calibre than
any yet manufactured. I think better
of the public thnn that. Let us imagine
tho situation before us in diagram
form. Vou will see an empire (nevor
mind its mileage, for strategy is measured in time, not in distance), which
divides itself geographically Into the
great sections—the western and eastern.
In the western section lie Oreat Britain. Canada, the West Indies, und the
Cape, The eastern section is a great
triangle with India at the apex, resting
on the Cape and Australia as a base.
A great strategic chain runs from east
to weBt, tbe links of whieh are Gibraltar, Malta, Aden, Colombo, and
Singapore. Hong Kong forma a looee
link, giving us un entrance into Chinese
seas.
Now the defeuco equation of this
umpire contains several factors, some
variable, others vague and undeterminable, but let us try and get at the
things which are and which stand ont
clearly and prominently for even the
most shortsighted  Littlo-Enghinder.
Four great items of defensive work
confront us, and three items of offence.
Under the heading of defence there
is:—
(1) A vast trade and the sea communications of thc Empiro to defend—
a naval task.
(2) The land frontiers of Canada and
India    to    consider-
no    light    thinga
these—a task for soldiers.
(3) The.seaboards of Greater Britain
Canada, Australia, and the Cape to
protect    from    invasionary    attack—a
work partly naval and partly military.
(4) Tho great strategic chain to garrison and defend.
The offensive work of war again
fulls under three principal heads. First,
a main attack on the enemy in hie own
strongholds. Secondly, if this is too
hard a nut to crack, an eccentric attack
on his possessions overseas. Thirdly,
an attack on his sea borne trad*). The
latter, in the case of Germany, constitutes 69 per cent, of the whole, and she
Ib, therefore, making frantic efforts.
to persuade us tn declare all private
property at sea immune from' capture.
It must never be forgotten that merely defensive measures will never force
au enemy to submit to your will; they
can only force him to keep out of your
own front garden.
All these various items of work, offensive and defensive, must not only
be carefully studied and provided for,
but must bu worked up into one great
synthetical whole, and the burden
equally and justly distributed among
all members of the Empire.
The gonoral organization of these
branches of work seems to crystallize
naturally along two lines—one local or
national, the other Imperial. Eacb
part of the Empire mast see that its
door is strong enough to stand any
hammering that may full on it before
the imperial police force can arrive,
and just in the same way each part of
the Empire must bo prepared to earmark a quota of its forces for Imperial
use, and must subscribe to the doetrine
that, being many, we are oue body,
and everyone members one of another.
Local forces must be organized and designed for service at home. Imperial
forces for service abroad. Tf an attack
is made ou any portion uf the Empire,
the local forces must take the first
shock, while the Imperial forco is
hurrying to the point of strain to supplement  its efforts.
Now, this is ull very plain, but the
question urises—Is the Empiro inspired
and actuated by the right spirit, or
will the different members, when asked
to contribute to Imperial defence, be
gin all with one accord to make excuse!
This one must spend its money on a
canal to carry its wheat, that oue on
railways, another on something else.
The beginnings of n clear conception
of iTiieprial defence lie in an attitude
of mind and spirit, not in motor-driven
battleships. Each great member of tho
Empire must resolutely make up its
mind that it is a part of tho empire,
and intends to do its shure of work.
Tf this is to be done efficiently, we
must differentiate clearly between
things Imperial and thing* national
just as the German Empire does, and,
according to thc ability of eacb, eacb
must give cheerfully.
The firat step towards this is the
constitution of an Imperial staff to
doeide on nil naval and military problems which may arise. At prooent we
have no clear idea of Imperial strategy
and onr conception of the subject seems
to bo chiofly remarkable for its immense purposolessness. We Bend our
greatest soldier round tho Empire to
collect ideas, but instead of giving hint
authority to carry his ideas into practice, wo permit him to play golf. Surely
while he plays golf, we are playing the
fool. - Our inquiries and conferencei
spoil lack of will power, and hesitancy
to act. We strike a single note here
and there, and evolve a territorial army.
Meanwhile, across the North Sea, a
cloud is gathering, a nation of gnomes
ia working, hammering ceaselessly, relentlessly, unweariedly. It has worked
for one decade, will work for another,
bo has the face of the world." And is| What will the third bring!
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to appoint tb* Honourable Albert Ed-
ward MoPhlllippi, K.O., President of
tbt Executive Oounoll; tbt Honooi-
tblt Fritt Ellison, Uiniitar ot Finan-
at; OhtrUt Htnrjr Lafrio,ol tbt Oity
olViotorit, Eeqaiie; Md Willliam
Harold Malkfn.ottbe Oity ol Vancou
»er, Esquire; to bt Commissioners
under tht "Publio Inquiries Aot', tor
tht purpoit of enquiring into tnd reporting opon tht operation of tbe "As
isfsmeot Aot, 1803," witb reepeot lo
itt praoiloal bearing! oo tbt flnaoeial
reqairemt..ta "I tbt Province.
Tht laid Commln oners will bold
Iheir meetings oo Ibe dalei and al
tbt plaoea mentioned bareundar,
namely:—
Violoriaat tbt Eieoutift Oounoll
Obtmbtr, Parliament Building!, Monday and Tueaday, 25tb and SI8tb Sep.
teafaer al 10 a. on. At Ihe Oourt
Houae or tht Government Office at
iht lollowing places:—
Nanaimo, Wednteday and Thuriday
S7lh and 28th September.
Vtntoufer, Friday  and Saturday,
29th tnd 30th September.
New Wcato.inner,Monday 2nd Oe'.
Iteveletose, Wedneaday. 4th Oot.
Golden, Thureday 6th Ootober.
Cranbrook, Saturday, 7th October.
Fernle, Monday, Sth October.
Nelaon, Wedneaday, llth Ootober.
Roaaland, Tburaday, 12th Ootober,
Orand Forka, Friday, 13th Ootober.
Princeton, Saturday, Mtb Oetober.
Merritt, Monday, 16ib October.
Kamloopt, Toeadey, 17tb Ootober.
Sumoerlaod, Tburaday, 19th Oot
Penticton, Friday, Mth Oetober
Kelowna, Saturday, 21at Oetober.
Vernon, Monday, 23rd Oetober.
Il ia requeued tbat til ptraona wbo
tie intereated In tbe mat lar aloreiaid
tnd wbo tuaiie lo be heard, will not
fail lo be preient it tbt meetinge ol
Iht Commissioners,
PRICE ELLISON,
Chairman.
Treasury Department,
ISO, September, 1911,
SfflS IX-
Visiting cards at the Islnnder ol
fice.
A DOLLAR
SPENT AT HOMK HEACT8;IK ITO BfNKFIT"
WITH UNCHS8INO OFNIIUL PROFIT SUNT
OUT OF TOWN ITS LIFE 18 KNDKD K1PT
WITH '1 UK HOMK MERCHANTS IT 18 A MM-
8KNOKB OF CONTINUOUS BKNFFIT BUB-
INKS8 MKN SHOULD 1W1K.K TO THE IM
POKTANCE OF KKF.IMNO THIS DOLLAR AT
HOMK AND MAKK A BID FOR IT BT JUDICIOUS ADVERTISING
CUMBERLAND  4  UNION WATER WORKS CO, LTD.
NOTICE
Sprinkling will lie allowed only two
nights a week, namely: Tuesday and
Friday, from 7 to 9 o'clock in tht evening. Leaky taps must be attanded
to nt once. Any changes nr additions
to existing piping must be sanctioned
by the Company.    By order
L W. Nouns, Sec'y
Cumlierlaiid, Aug., 1, 1911.
FOR SALE- Forty-two acrea of hay
by acre or ton; if hauled by purchaser
$20 perton; if delivered by seller |S2
per ton. Oood Clover, and Timothy.
Apply to Chiu Yeuk, Westwuod Farm,
Sandwick, B. 0. jy-16
SAYWARD LAND DISTRIOT.
Diatriot of Cortea liland.
T.ke notioe tbat I, Alfred Oan-
tanobe of Vancouver, B.O. occupation
plasterer, intends to apply for permission lo purchase tbe following del-
eribed lands:—Commencing at a pest
planted about 20cbaini n rtb ol Ibe
south-wist corner of T. L. 27196,
thence west 80 obains, thenoe north
80 chains, tbence east 80 obtina,
tbence south 80cbaine.
AlFRID CaUTAKOHR.
Earl Clint, Agenl.
Dated July 7lli, 1911.
SAYWARD LAND   DISTRICT.
Distriot ol Cortes Island.
Take notice that I, William J. .Elliott ol Vancouver, oooupation carpenter, intends to apply for permitaion lo
purchase the lulloalug deioibtd
lands:—Commencing al a poat planted about one ball milt io soutb-wm-
riy direction from Oarrington Ba/,
north-west eorner of T. L. 40897,
thenoe louth 70 obains, tbenca eaet 80
obains, tbenoe tortb about 60 ebtine,
lo shore line, tbenee following chore
tines round to place of commencement.
William J. Elliott.
Etrl Cllne. Agent.
Dated July 16to, 1911.
■AYWARD Lm*. DISTRICT,
District ol Cortes Island.
Take notiee tbat Earl Ollne, ot Vtn
oouver, B. O. oocupalion, photographer, intends to tpply for permisiioo to
purohase Ihe tollowing described
lauds:— Commencing at a poat
planted 20 obains nortb of Ihe aoulb-
weet corner ol T. L. 27196, tbence
•outb 80 obains, tbenee weat 80 tbefua
tbence nortb 80 obtina, tbenee eaet 80
cbaini.
Earl Glim.
Dated July 7th, 1911.
CANCELLATION OF RE8ERVE.
Notice is hereby giv.n that the tesetv.
esis'iiig by reason of'ihe notice publish, d
in thc British ColuiubU liiMlti'iif lln
27'h Dec nils r 1U07. OoVerli k « i>arc»-l I
Und k United "i Redoiida U nud, fount*
rly hehl under Timber Licen-e N" 44043.
which hss kpstd, is ciiiictlied, arid tbt
siti.t )a< ds will he open <o 1> ction id r
uidnigbt on the Uth December 1911
ROBERT A. RENWICK.
Deputy Minister ol Land.
Depari ment oi Land., Victoria, B  ''.,
September IHth, 1911.
iep23 de<23
NOTICE
I beg to notify the public thot on
ilie first of September 1 purchased the
business recently carried on by E. C
Emde. I will continue to carry on same
line of work, satisfaction guaranteed
Moping for a cotinuution'of your patronage, I remain yours,
Tommy Nakarmhi
Migiet Cash Store
HEADQUARTERS  EOlt
Furniture
Wallpaper
Crockery
Etc., etc.
f5^ A nice line of Iron Bedsteads
w sn. - $no.
^E^m Jus*  arrived
T. I. BATE.
BUY A SINGER
The   BEST  Machine   on  the   Market
and sold on EASY TERMS   	
JEPSON BROS., Diatrict Agents, Nanaimo, B. C.
C. Segrave, Local Representative, Cumberland, II. C.
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve §7,000,000
THE ROYAL BANK
OF CANADA
Draft* Inuad ln any currency, payable all over tho world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, and Interest at
highest current rates allowed on deposits of $1 nnd upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   - OPEN DAILY
UNION WHARF, B.C., Sub Branch-OPEN THURSDAYS
D. M. Morrison,  Manager
COURTENAY, B.C. BRANCH OPEN DAILY
Wm. H.Hoff,   Manager.
IF YOU WANT A FIRST CLASS PIANO
AT A MODEEATE PEICE
#Buy a STANLEY
W^   These Fianoa give satisfaction in tone and touch and ate built to
* lust a lifetime.
We carry the Victor Gramophone & Victrolas,
and Victor Becords.    Call and bestr the latest novelty,
The Victor Puzzle Record Price $1.00
6 eecoeds msr onsriE e
. .DUNSMORE'S  MUSIC STORE..
Shurch St., NANAIMO, B. C. Opposite B .nk of Commerce.
Pall
(Slothes
Not in many yeara have we shown n ch
variety assortment of F»ll Suiting!, Including all tha near cnlur iDuels in lhe
plain and fancy Cheviots, Worsteds
Scotch and Irish Tweeds, Blue and lllaek
Sergei, Oasaimerea and Disgonnls. Nearly
400 design! to select from Come in and
measure now. This ia the time tu make
.election.
WB GUARANTEE A   PERFECT FIT OR REFUND
YOUR MONEV
ONION BAY CO-OPERATIVE
COMPANY
S"le Agenta for the   Rousenf tToHh.rlin
Limited Canada's Urges Tailom

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