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 Ladles and Misses' Knitted
alio a fine range of Men*'
Sweaters & Fane*. Vests at
/^ \'---"K've hs.   ;
!  12 1910
Demands a Change . .
Complete Stock   at
No. 19
Subscription price $1.50 per year.
Charities  Cup  Match
Ends in One to One
A very in'eresting »ml slotting game
of foul ball wu played un the uld lout-
ball grounds Imt Saturday afternoon,
when the Mixture* nml thn No. 6 team
met in play fur the Charity oup, thr
unn.e resulting in ii draw, nue g al eaoh.
The hue up was u follows: Nn. 5
P. Shearer, goal; li. M<I,uau and antl
B Kreebum Inck", E Wynne. .1. W 1
liaius and .1. 0>>uunis, half backs; B
Reese, 1). James. H. I'lnunsnn, 11.Brown
and N  ll y.l.-u, forwar,ia
Mixtures—.1 McMillan, goal; S,Gamp-
bell and A. Wiili.biiia.Mi, hacks; I). Sum
erville, A. An'h.inv and A. C i na, hall
buck.; 0 McM llm, T Sutherland, L
Cawthornc, M. Uill and J. Hu herland.
Ai ihe kick-nl! llie bill * a taken tu
Nu. 6's goal and fnr a time thinga look
ed dangerous f r them, but their fui-
wauls br..ke away wilh rhe pig kin, wen1
duwu the hold with a rush an.l put one i>
the enemy's goal, D. James doing the
After the kick-off, play for a few minutes was even. Then the mixtures gain
ed the advantage, securing a onriiei.
That was saved and play again sett lei
in teiitie field, un ii No. 6 gut a corner
This failed to connect with the Mixture.'
goal, and the ball wu aent to the othei
end uf the field. The Mixtures were a-
warded a fowl kick when a Nu. 5 man
furgot that hia hands were not feet. Thi.
fuul kiok was converted into a Cornel
whieh »w saved by the Nn. t defense.
Th.- playing wu desultory until half
The seeond half began with hard pla;
on both sides, each team showing a de
termination to win Then *_,. 6 got h
corner which caused s me lively plaj
arouud lhe Mixture's goal, until a haul
rush on their part oarried the ball inti
No. S'a territory and T. Sutherlam
scored with a fine shot
When the ball wu again in play, it
see-sawed back and forth, first un uni
aide and theu on the other, but nevei
far frum eentre field. The mixtures
several rushes, but were called for beinv
off side, No. 5 securing corners whieh
were saved by the enemy's splendid defense line.
Both teams were playing strong when
time waa called.
Pay your road tax and register for
the coming municipal election. It ia no
use saying, "I have no vote." Registei
now, with the City Clerk, or see E. W.
Bickle, Secretary uf the Citizen's League
Mr, Hansen, M P. P., paid a flying
visit to the oity en Saturday, leaving by
the evening train for Viotom to interview the Government in reference to district matters.
There wu a slight error in the list o<
fl. ral tributes to the late John Walker ii.
our Iut iuue. Instead of a g'nbe given
by Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McLean, of Vancouver, it should have been a wreath.
Mr.   W. E.  Gage of Ladysmith, pai
* buslneu visit to Cumberland this week
The Vancouver Satuday Sunset ul
Septemb. r 30th, said I
"On Friday Iut at Christ Church there
occurred the marriage of Miu Emma
Elsworthy of Culling* aid, Ont., and
Mr. William Lawrence of Cumberland,
B. 0. The bride wu given away by thi
groom's uncle, Dr. Robt. Lawrence of
Vancouver. The wedding wu a ver)
quiet one, the bride and groom leaving
immediately afterwards for Victor!..
where they will spend a short honey
moon before returning to Cumberland."
To those who have been with us in oui
bereavement and by kind words and
kindly acta have tried to lessen nur sor
row, we extend our sincere thai ks, also
to those who sent so many floral tributes.
Mn. and Mrs Alex Walker
and Famiiv.
Owing to a large amount of spaee taken up by the fair prise lilt, we have
been forced to hold over two letters till
our next iuue,—une from Dr Spencer
in answer to a reoent editorial ou temperance, and one from "Clean Politics,"
commenting on the situation revealed
by uur remarks Iut week on the mote-
menu of a oertain politician.
Option on Land Along
Projected Line to
Messss Carmichael and Mnrehead. Ltd.
>f Victoria, have closed an important
deal with the EAN, Riilway Company
whereby ihey have secured an option t'
purchase about 36,000 acres of the besl
and on the island. The areas unhide
I.,0110 acres in Alberni Valley. 12.OUO
.ores near Englishman'* River aid
12,000 an es aloug the projected line of
he _ & N   to C.nii.'X
a lieu thorough su.v-y. of ih** laud
nil examinations of land ami timliei
values have lieeu made, Me.nr. Car
iiieliael and M rehe.d will proceed to
.pen up and develop the lands, ooiiduut
oi extensive advertising campaign and
tfer them fur settlement.
This is one of the must important deal*
ii years as it means that large tract*
I lands h ill be syteiuatically develop-
id and offered for sale on easy terms, in
racts of frum twenty acres up.
Correspondence.    |
As the m j inty of ihe readers uf this
paper have laken what I have said in
these columns fru-n time to time altogether loi ser'uusly, and as the j 'ket
leemed too ub.eure to penetrate the
unoky atmusph i e of Cumberland, I
nave decided fur Ihe present to put my
lamp uut and spend my energies in giving balm tu the soul uf those thin skinne
[i ..pie whom I have offended. I have
tiad nu end of fun, and my only regret
it more did nut join ma in the lm ih.
I'.i hear the guesses and surmises uf dif-
'erent people, and be asked to give opinion! un whu the writer was, was raih
ir amusing. The upipiuns on the whuh
were useless regarding my identity, and
rhe estimation of what I had uid wa.
brief and to the point and all that I ask
id  f r,   namely,  "D  good, and
fell put."
Fur the present I wish to    bid my
friends and enemies good bye.
I am yours truly,
The MniNiiiHi Phil.
To the Editor Islander.
It is nnw established beyond a doubt
chat it ia the intention of the abov.
Hank to open a branch in this city. A
representative uf th r has tem here
aud obtained aption un various sites, and
uade arrangeimnts fur temporary quarters. iVe are positive this is nut being
lone at the request of the pe .pie of thn
vicinity, wbu.sume few years ago, nut ouly petitioned ths same bank tu open a
lira, ch here, but in addition held fourtl
special inducements iu the shape of exemption from taxes, eto. It is needless
tor us to remind the peo| le of th i, it it
not yet ancient history, and we cal
nly appeal to them to be loyal tu the
hank which at that time came at theii
i quest, and which must have f r a on
side able time been i p .rated at a I u.
While we are phased to note that local conditions must appear pimp, runs tu
another banking institution, aud that the
Koyal Bank have found it necessary
f .in time to in roase their staff .till »e
feel that this has been done chiefly to sr-
oomodate the public. The establishment
of sub branches at Courtenay and Union
Whatf must nut be overlooked, as it
surely was d ne to give the people in
those vicinities better facilities. We are
pleued to think that the Royal Bank
have obtained suflicient business to war-
rtnt their acti. n in opening six years
ago, but are afraid that thete is not yet
suflicient business for two banks, and regret that another bank hu seen fit to
oppose them.
We feel assured that the courteous
treatment accorded the publio in the put
by thit institution will still be ours, and
bespeak for them, in appreciation more
liberal patronage than ever on behalf of
the pubiio.
Don't fail to oall and see the new
stock of buggies and express wagons
just arrived at CluuthUr't black-mith
•hop, f umberland
Owing to our arrangement with
the secretary of the Cinnux Fiiir to
supply us wilh the list of prixe winners nut win-king uui as per schedule
wuweru unable to p'int the list us we
Iiml inii'iiileil ill our last issue. Be.
lieviug however that the prize list
will -iiii prut« uf interest we print
lieluw with this explanation
Champion hull, 1 li Cutter
Ch nipiuii cow, I H W Hiilliliiy
Hull 3 yours umi upwards, 1 H Cartel- 2 It H»llitl!iy
Hull 2 yars und un ler 3 years 1 W
II Grieve
0 w n oulf or milk,   1 li M II 111-
l.v; 2 ll Carter
Heifer 2 years nntl under 3, 111 Hal
Heifer calf   1 H M   Hnlliiluy
Cliiiiupion bull,   I J S Sluiplnml.
Champion cow, 1 .1 8 Hlmplaud
Cow in calf or milk, 1 anil 2  S Shop-
Hull calf, 1 S Shoplaml
(Inulr.I Dairy • -utile
Cow in calf or milk, 1   11 M   Holiday 2, W Urquhart
Heifer calf, 1 11 M Hnlliiluy
Champion dairy cow, I J  S Shop-
Horses—Heavy D.aught
Stallion, 1 S Slioplnnd
Mare with foal ut foot, 1 11 U Hur-
Mure or gelding, 1 W Urquhart
Colt 2 yrs old 1 VV Urquhart
Colt 1 yr old, 1   W Urqtihiirt
Cult, sucking, 11 U Hurforil
Heavy draught team, 1J McKenzie,
■I W Urquhart
Walking horse, 1 and 2 W Urquhart
Li .lit Draught
Mae and foal,   1 C Bridges; 2   J
Mare or gelding 3 yrs old, 1 and 2,
F Swan
Colt 2 yrs old, 1,11 JI Halliday; . C
Colt, 1 yr 1 J  Smith; 2 R M Halliday
Colt, sucking,   1   J Carl hew;   2 C
Team, F Swnn 2 C Bridges
General Purpose Horses
Mare and foal, 1 WJ Hnrrigan.
Mare or gelding 3 yrs old and over
1, J Smith; 2 II iVl Hallidoy
Colt I yr ol I, 1 C Bridges
Cult sucking, 1 C Bridges
Team, 1 J. Smith; 2 VV J Harrigan
Marc and foul,   Dr Millard
Mare or gelding, 3 yrs ami  over, 1,
I N McLeod; 2, G II Hates
Colt 2 yrs old, 1. J Potter; 2 W H
Suckling colt,   Dr   Millard;   R V
Turnout, 1, J N McLeod;  2 J Potter Saddle hots.., 1, O R Roberts
Ladies'saddle home, I, J McKenzie;
2, G R Hates
Champion horse or mare over  1   yr
1, J Smith
Champion sucking cult s'reil liy Just
I JCartliew; 2 ll M   Halliday; 8, J
Sheep Southdown Sheep
Aged ram, I, J S .Slioplnnd
Ewe, 2 shears and over, 1 and 2 S
I Slioplnnd
Rum lamb, 1 and 2 J S Slioplnnd
Ewe liuiib, 1 nnd 2 J 8 Slioplnnd
Ram, aged, 1, J 8 Slioplnnd
Ewe, 2 shears and over,   1 and 2 J
S Shopland
Shearling owe, 1 J S Sliopland
Ram lamb, 1, J 8 Shoplaiul
Ewe lamb, 1 and 2 J 8 Sliopland
Graded Sheep
Ewe 2 shears and over, 1 and 2,J S
Ewe lanb, 1 and 2, ,t S .Shopland
Fat sheep, 1 and 2, ,i S .Sliopland
Pen of sheep, 1 ,i S Shopland
Pigs Berkshire Pigs
Bnar, 1 yr and over, 1 J S Shoplaml
Boar under  6 months, 1 j S Shop-
Sow 1 yr and- over,   1 and 2 J S j
Sow, under yr Innd 2.1 S Shnphmd
Sow and litter, 1 J S Sliiiplnntl
Yorkshire Pigs
Hoar, 1 yr uuil over, 1 11  M   llulli-
Sow, 1 yr mid over, I VV Urqubail
Sow and I tier, 1 VV Urquhart
■    ({inde Pigs
Pigs under li months, I 11 M Hnlliiluy; 2 j S Slioplnnd
Champion Sow, 1, R M Hnlliiluy
Turkeys, 1 C Bridges
Ducks 1 C Bridges
Toulouse geese, 1 C Bridges
Hnrred Plymouth Rucks  cock  and
hen, 1 F Chills; 2C Bridges
Barred  Plymouth   Bucks, cockerel
and 2 pullets, 1 F Clrlils
Bull'Plymouth Rooks, cockerel and
i pullets, 1, ,i Grieve
White Leghorns,   cock and 2 hens,
1, C Pigutt
White Leghorns, cockerel and 2 pul-
ets, 2 C Pigutt
Hlnck M nurous, cock und 2 hens. 1
.Ins Cnrthew
Bantams,  1,  Guy   B  Smith; 2, C
Fantail pigeons, Austin  Willemar
Rhode Island lied, cock nnd 2 hens
1 Major Low; 2. E Creach
Brace of cabbage, 1 11  Kawamura;
2 11.1 Smith
Carrots, 1, R M Halliday; 2, M 11
Parsnips, 1, 11 Kawamura; 2 1
Beets, 1, M B Ball; 2, R M Halliday
Table corn , 1, R M Halliday; 2, J
S Shopland
Celery, 2 Mrs Dr lleatlnell
Pumpkins, 2 Thos Cairns
Vegetable .Marrows , 1 Sidney Horwood
Tomatoes, 1 C li Higgott 2 R JI
Cm u nbers,   1 M B Ball; 2 R   Kawamura
Cauliflowers,  1 R Ltiwaraurn; 2 W S
Kohl raid, M B Bull; 2 R M Halliday
Red onions, 1, Donald Cartliew; 2 It
.VI Hnlliiluy
Yellow onions, 1, Cairns; 2 R M
ShallotteS; 1, Rev Thos Menzies; 2
Sid. Hurw.iod
Pickling onions, I, Rev Thos MenzV
2,Hev J X Willemar
Shelled peas, 1 Sid. Horwood
String beans,] n Knwunimra
Rhubarb, 1 R Kjvwamura; 2, M B
Field Produco
Slieuf wheat, 1, Jus Cnrllicv; 2 M
1) Ball
Sheaf oat,      1,   R J   S.nith;  2,   (
Half bushel spring wheal, 1, M ll
Half bushel barley, 2, ,1 S Shopilltid
naif hu<hel oat/s, 1, J S Slioplum!
Two bushels white milling outs, 1 J
S Slioplnnd
iiiirbiink potatoes, 1, M it Ball
Kmly rose potatoes, 1 .VI „ mill
Elephant potatoes, 1, iVl li Hall; 2 II
Late rose potntatops, 1, I) Cartliew
Four largest potatoe-, lr M B nil:
0, J R  Smith
New variety potatoes, 1, II J gmlili
2, D Cnrthew
Swede turnips, 1, M li Ball; 2, E li
Glolie mangolds, 1, T Cairns
Long mangolds, 1, D Cartliew; 2 M
B Bull
Sugar beet for catllc, 1, r M Halliday
White carrots, 1, r Kawamura
Red carrots 1, it Kawamura
Heaviest squash, 1, n. M Halliday;
2 R J Smith
Ensilage com, 1 R Carter; 2, E il
Spoeial prize given by Roynl Bank of
Canada for highest score of piiinlsin
;nrdon and field produce, 1, M n Ball,
So States Hon.W.Tem.
pieman in Response
to Query
A joint no-eii .g of the Devlopmun
League and Outsail'* I.e.gne was held a
die C 'Uiioil t haiubeis nn M ■uil'.y. Tw
communications wure read from the Mm
Mr. Teillplelnall ill reterelno to the hull
li- g uf a Government wha f at Ity'
Beach, iu which lle stated that he ha.
written Mr. K, for, the I) million en
giueer, whu stated there was uu spur
Uliiliun pissed lor it, but that he, M
Teiupleiiiati, Would eudeavor to have on
granted this sessi n The special bus]
ness laken up by b 'th Leagues was tli
building of in re houses hy the O madia'
Ooliieiy. As ii. is underat i d that, then
manager, Mr. Coulson, wid be at Cumb
erland shortly for a f< w days, a resolutin
was pn .ed re appointing tho 'hree uiem
hers of b ith L -agues itlat piuvi usly in
:ei viewed M . Stewart and Mr. Clinton
upon this mailer and instructed the foi
i-utary Mr. P. Actun, tn ask his Wurshi|
he Mayor, to  arinuge that  the thr.■
iiieinbers of the Council join the depute
ion to wait uu Mr. C .uUnn.   it is earn
istly   Imped that the C nip my will si"
heir way to allow  the  extension . f  tli
i.y limits and build a number uf buuse
Dr DE Kerr dentist will be at Pit
Augusta Hotel 0'imiix Oct 19th tu H3io
Cuurtenay Motel Oct 24th tu 31st
i, R Kiitvamuru
Criibapples, 1, Cyril Piercy
Red Beinghcinier, 1, J W Piercy; 2
VV Barkie
Uruvensteins, 1 .los   Cnrthew; 2, (
Dulchess of Oldenburg, 1 il Downe}
2, -Ins Cnrthew
Ben Davis (imp), 1 C Percy
Golden Russet, I,   T Cairns; 2, \\
R xburo Russet, 1 T Cairns;   2,   AV
Hai liie
Yellow Newton Pippin, 1, C Pierct
Bismarck, 2 Jus Cnrthew
laldwins, 1 VV Barkie; 2, C Piercj
Northern Spy, 1, J   W Piecy; 2, C
King of Tompkins Co., 1, E ll Dnv
is; 2, C Piercy
Greening, 1, T Cairns; 2,  C Pierc}
Alexander, 1, C Piercy;   J ll Piitcli
Maiden Blush, 2, T Cairns
Willow Twig, 1 C Piercy
Wealthy, 1, W Urquhart; 2 W Bar
kie ,
Gl.iiie dc munili,   1,'E RDavis; 2-
VV Uiiiuhtfft
lien Davis,  1 Jas Cartliew and J VV
Dahlias, 1 Rev. Tims Menzies
Rones, l.Mrs Dr Beaduell;   2,
W K Roblie
Stocks, 1 W R Roblie
Asters, Mrs   Di Beiuliioll; 2,
ney Horwood
Mrs Rnbbe; 2 Mr
1, Mi-s Bridges; 2
Ring Performances of
Wyatt and Standen
Prove Their Class
The fee Tils of the two clever linlr-
veighta who meet in the Cumberland
mil nu the 17th inst for the amateur
ightaeight championship of Canada
imuld prove interesting at the present
i ne Wyatt won the cl tinphmship of
Lnada in 1900 by beating P Kelly in
l\ iron to t draws with Jim Dwyer of
ilon'real followed but ina third enooun-
er Wyatt won in 10 rounds; he won
wice from T Foley for the chsmpinnshsip
f the Ma itime Proviiioit; he lust to
Irevg . f Seattle but won from the same
nan immediately after D ck Care of Sno-
omish was his next victim in 10 ronuds:
ie also won from PGleason of Vane, he
lis two lost hattles recorded against hiir,
nit only against suuh pugs as Spider Welsh
lllr uud.and A Atell in H mu ids
llo i Standen beat K'd Foley in IS
•iiuds; Knocked out S Dully aud Billy
.luderinH and 7 rounds respectively;
ie Crow from Liuder in 15 rounds; won
rom Driver Miller in 7 rounds he again
ruw from Billy Lauder in 15 rounds; he
.on on a foul iu 4 rounds from Louis
. ng he lust, tu Liuder in 15 rounds;
nocked uut PaiRalferty iu 5 rounds and
d Mitchell in IJ rounds; won from the
Dr xy kid in 10 rounds
These are by no means the complete
ist uf fights engaged in by these two
or topers, but amy their more important
'littles in the lightweight class.
Wyatt in particular has several notable
victories tohis credit against several mid-
lie and heavy weight lighten.
lt is hard to get muoh of a line on
tieir chances from a comparison ot their
ing careers, but it wiil be noticed that
..■th have victories to their credit over
t.'oley. Standen beat him in 15 rounds,
wiiile Wyat- heat him twice for the Mar-
hue championship in 10 and 8  rounds.
Several interesting preliminaries have
noun arranged including a wrestling bout.
Manager Curtis of the Electric Theatre
;ave a beuetit  prefurmanoe on Monday
vening in aid of the Ladies of the Mac-
,bees whn are furnishing a ward in the
i >spit.I. Duri g the evening MrPiersnn
nd Mr Segrave contributed sulos and Mr
Viiiniiighani delighted the audience with
. viulin solo. The funds were swelled to
he extent of 945 as a result of Mr Curtis'
Owing tn his effor's to amuse being mistaken for an attempt to abuse our cor-
vsp.ident, Midnight Philosopher, haa
lecided to discontinue hiscontributiun tu
lie columns of the Islander. This decision we deeply regret. We have beeu
fortunate however iu inducing a prominent citizen to contribute a series of letters
m topics of current interest under the
ieti name of "Democritus." Lookout
ior the lirst installment noxt week.
So cut  jams,    1
iJisplay of fern:    ^^^^^^^^^^^
Miss Willeniar
Collection of plan.ts, 1, Mi« Willi-
Collection geranium, J, Mi-s Will,
nur;    Miss  Bishop
Speei tit fuscbia, 1,   Miss Bridges;
',, Thos Mini/.i s
imigl"g buskin, Miss Willemar; i
Wis Cam 11
Speeiineiit begonia, Mrs Cm roll; 2.
Vliss Wilhmar
Any othort blooming plant, 1, Mn
Displny of cut   Ihiwcrs,   1, Mrs  Dl'
deadtiell; 2 Mrs R obbo
Miscelh Mieous
Bnby, finest under .'2 months, 1, Mi's
Bennett's baby
Liiiifnf liriiul. Royal Stcntlard llou;'
1, mis En Davis;   2, mi-s MoPboe
Loaf  of bread, nny   flour, 1 Mls J
Utietc; 2, Mrs Bail
Brown bread, 1,  mim .Mcl'hee;  W'8
Eric Daiiciin
Collection of cakes, 1, Mrs Eric Duncan;   2 Miss Hi itlges
Collect inn fan cy biscuits, 1 Mrs Erie
Duncan; 2 Mi   t  'l'ii'iey
Collection cam \edfruit, 1, Mrs Eric
Duncan; 2, MrsC Piercy
Collection jellies, 1, mis Eric Duncan; 2 C Piercy
Collection of jams, 1, Mrs C Piercy;
2, yrs E Duncan
Collectiuu uf canned fruit, jellies and
j in, t, mis E Duncan, 2, Mrs C
Display nf poultry, ('has Bridges
Creamery butter, I, Comox creamery
Crick of butter, R M Halliday; 2, 2
Plate ofl llisqsl R m Halliday; T
T Cairns.
Assortment nf harness, W Willard
Tailor-, work, I ll Siddull
Yellow Iwllflnwor, mis Barkio; 2,
.1 W I'ieiey
llleiihi mange, l.W Barkie; 2 J
VV Pieroy
Rtiisioii Pippin, 2, W Barkie
Canadian Rein, I   ,1 W Pi y
Crimes Gulden, 1, m I'. Ball
Hliiolilicirie-, E  11   Davis; 2, W S
N'uis, 2, S VV MoPhco
Commercially packed f■ nit, 1, T
B.irlett pears, 1 J Grieve; 2, W
I larkiu
Liuvnir do Congress, J W Piercy
•j, VV Barkie
Vicar of ll'iikefiield, 1, E II Davis
Flemfsh beauty, 1, C Piercy; 2, T
tauiis Bonnie do .Tai'soy, 1, C Piercy
2, .1   II' 1'ieivy
Bui'iTc Clmirgrnii, 1, C Pieroy
/hiichess D'liugeiaiiie. 1, J (Jtieve
Anmson plum, I, E it Dnvls
Pond's seeding, 1, Nl 1! Ball; 2, Ell
Green Cage, 1, IT Barkio
Amort plum, 1, E ll Davis
Yellow egg, 2, C Piercy
Italian prune, 2, C Pieroy
Any oilier prunes, 1, (' Piercy
Best collection uf plums, 2, E ii D,,\-
Po iiilics Lord Fitzgerald, 1,R McQuillan
Special prize for most points gained
in fruit, I, C Piercy; 2, lV Barkie
Collection of pickles, 1, Mrs C Tier-
(Continued on page 8 ) THE lsi,A\l)Ki;. CUMliKRliAND, ll.C
pllK woll o« the sand spit nt Nome in
JL       tliu   luall   nliiiiliui    ui    iUUO    .YUS   111
onoo a prlzo joke uud n brooder ui
tragedies, A handful of minors nud
prospectors discovered guld ia tho son
bond) in 1899 and manv dug a small for
tunc out of it. Adventurers, boamors,
ami blacklegs Hooked in hu mediately, as
t hoy alwaj ti do to a mnv camp, and
whon tllfl groat, rush began the noxt
spring woro ready to eolloot money from
the incoming thousands by every known
device, and bouio uot hitherto In use.
Ouo of thoso last was lh:s well, whieh
eume to be known in derision as "Wid
ow Smith's well,'1 It was tho only
woll i.n the Bpol and had boon dug thfl
summer boforo by nu Inmost minor who
had "gono on! to Soattlo iu tlm fall
and hud fatlod to come back. Tho
gamblers and confidence mon who had
takon charge of tho town and everything olso thoy could lay hand on 'luring tlio winter hold this woll as a prbso
asset, not to uso, but to sell,
The plan was simplo. Of tho Incoming people a tow woro real minors, a fow
would be miners, but the groat remainder hail come with the firm convlc-
tiiiu that thoy woro to mako thoir for-
tunos as trudors. ' 'Traders havo always mado tho fortunes in raining
camps," thoy argued, '' theroforo wo
will be traders." It was easy to soil
Widow Smith's well for a considerable
sum, it being represented that the owner had bul in sli ou tho curb and ladle
out wator at a nickel u bucket, the demand being good and the supply Inexhaustible. Kvery steamer brought a
new customer for tho well. Aiming a
population daily shifting it was easy to
sell water to newcomers, umi for a day
tin- in-w owner would do u rushing business, then tho business wuuld bocotne exciting rather thuu rushing. Tho more
experienced would refuse to pay for
wator from a woll which they bad used
as common property, und the moro reek-
Iocs woulu defiantly tako water by force.
The matter always culminated by tho
third day in the uow owner being driven
from his supposed property and leaving
the well aud tho sand-spit behind him
forever in disgust at his ill luck. The
dispossession was always couductod
with perfect good humor if possible.
Once, though, thero camo a foolhardy
man who hail a large pistol and did uot
understand the ways of mining camp
people, lie loft oil tho flrst day for
the Xonie hospital, his pistol hand disabled by some quick and accurate
marksmanship which no doubt prevented him from murdering innocent people.
Thoso of us who had stayed on at tho
sand-spit from the tirst and wore fast
becoming old-timers in the short life
of such camp regretted this, but we
hoped at least it would end the purchasing if not the offering of the woll
for sale, but we underestimated the
groed of the confidence moil as well as
the Innocence of the tendorfoot, Thoro
onme u steamer the very next day and
with it n slim, boyish looking chap
who bought the well, paying tho largest
sum yet, or su the rumor had it.
He was a pleasant little follow, and
beforo ho began business ho strolled
about camp for a day talking with
everybody. Mo Boomed to have a mar
velous faculty for getting a man's name,
his personal history, and his confidence,
••n«l keeping thom. E vory body liked
him, aud though every ono of the ten
rules fur comfort in a mining camp is
"Mind your own business," thero wasn't one of as old-timers but gave him
:i Innt oi what lie had coming to him.
Evidently ho pieced those together as
he wont along, for he wont back to his
tent beforo midnight very thoughtful,
but, as we all agreed, a vory polite ami
likeable Ultlo chap. We didn't think
ho would last out, the next duy, but
evening found him at tho curb. Ho had
taken money from everybody who had
takon water, tno.
" He's sn blamod polite.'' growled
one mun who hud sworn to pay no more
iu direct tribute to tho well thieves.
"What can you do to a man who knows
you by name the minute you show up
and talks lo you as if you wore an ohl
friend? Why, no camo from my Stale.
1 can't kick over a nickel with a man
like that."
'•Told him I hadn't any money for
water," said anothor, "and what do
you think, lie said tako all [ wanted
to and welcome. I eould pay when .1
got ou my feet again. lie kuew tne by
name; know a man 1 used to know down
in tho Stntes. Do you suppose I was
going to havo him send out word that
Jones was so badly broke he couldn't
pay u nickel for water.' I mado bollovo
it was a joke ami paid on. Guoss I'll
lmvo to right i loi .'.
By   'he   BOC I   day   everybody   was [
"Polite Mr. William's" sworn friend
and the Widow Smith's well was a big
gor jjoko  than  ever,  but  this time  the
laugh was wilh the new owner.   N	
in camp thought, of refusing to pay fot
water.    AM  wished  to  wo  Polite   Mr.
William win out U> his ownership.     Km'
tho flrsi time the camp had found an Individual nnd cause on whieh to crystallize public sentiment and it adopted
both with ardor of youth. Men who
wero making it well in tin1 bench sands
with rocker ami sluice were ashumod to
pay just a nickel, which is considered U
picayune coin, a bit of down enst sting'
ness. in most rush cnmps. Instead the,
would drop a quarter of a dollar iu his
hand and sav, "Never mind the change,
la.I. two bit is as small us we have in a
good camp."
Polite Mr. William began tu lose hi.
anxious look. But the men who had
sold him the well and who wero eager
to have him driven from it without
their direct Interference wero mueh
angered when this did not tako pk
Emissaries whom thev sent uver from
town failed to Mir up strife ami they
-   woro  forced to mon.  open tactics.
Meanwhile Polite Mr. William had
become the Intimate friend of ever;
man in camp aud knew more or Ies:
aliout everybody else in the district
Uo bad served to introduce ns all, in i
way, and a community spirit which had
not hitherto existed was fostered, and
did much good. Thus things went on
for ten days, when nne morning when
the camp was most busy and there was
least liability that many would be on
hand to interfere, a stout man came
over from Nome and stopped as if
aghast when be saw tho well ;md P<dit.
Mr. William serving wator from it.
"What! What!" he said. "Who hat
dared to interfere with this property?*
'Why, no one, Mr. Ulum," s.iM
Polite -Mr. Willium iu Ins must cordial
manner. Kvory uue is patronizing mo
tnd 1 am doing well. Glad to see you;
will you have u drink?'
The stout man looked a little disturbed nt being addressed by name, und
refusing the proffered dipper of water
went ou: "But tnis id au outrage!
This claim-jumping, young man, must
bo stopped. That well is the pruporty
of the Widow Smith. Mow do you come
iu bo soiling the water!"
'Nuw I'm sorry you are disturbed
about this, said Mr. William. "1
huve a bill of sale from sumo very nice
people OVOr lu Nome whu I am very sure
would make 00 mistake about it. Come
round and hit uowu, Mr. Blum,    It is
warm day.''
Nothing could bo more genial than
tho tune of Mr. William, ami no one
ouhl be mure coul thuu ho. On thfl
thor hand, the stunt man did his part
pell, going from indignation tu u Hue
age at the injustice done to Widow
Jmlth, who, he declared, was nut lu
town at present, but whose rights won'
the hands of all good citizens, and
there would be some whu would not fail
(o protect those rights with their vi
lives. Indeed, ho understood that Pistol
Hill had been soon uu tho sand-spit that
morning. Pistol Hill was a groat friend
f tho widow's and a dead shot, llo
/as ;i very ipiarrelsume man, too, when
ho hnd been drinking, which was most
f the time. 'I'he young man would bettor look  out!    Me himself was detor-
ned thut uo ono should defraud the
widow and ho was going straight back
to town to invoke' the law!
Thc indignant Mr. Blum wont ofl" has
tily in the direction of .Nome, nnd it
was not lung boforo the second actor in
this farce-comedy appeared. This was
the veritable Pistol Hill himself, ami
rumblings nf his approach wore
audible somo time before ho eamo.    The
roomers withdraw from the tents
along his line of march and eyed him
with awe from il respectful distance,
lie was outfitted like a stage desperado
ml he approached the wel Iwhuopiug
nd shooting into tho air with two ver)'
largo pistols, but Mr. William sat quietly by with his usual polite smile. A
ihot splintered the slender board canopy
ivor the well, but, though ho was pale,
ie was seemingly unmoved.
Pistol Hill wavered a littlo as he drew
very near. lie was playing a game thut
might woll be dangerous in a mining
camp, oven though his intended victim
was but a pale young tenderfoot. Vet
tho tenderfoot had made no move toward self-defense. No doubt ho was
frightened nud needed but a final vigorous onslaught to make him turn and run,
never to come back to camp. With u
tremendous roar of "Mush, you claim
jumper! Mush for your lite!" bo waved HIS two revolvers ami lurched fur
ward as if to butt the pale young man
clear off the sand-spit.
ft all happend like a transformation
scene at the play when tho wicked demon vanishes under tho compel ling
magic of the good fairy. As Pistol Hill
lurched forward Mr. William suddenly
crouched, rose, and with the quick side
flip of a wrestler sent his opponent, pistols and nil, headlong into Widow
Smith 's  well.
It was afterward rumored in camp
that I'olite Mr. William said, "I bog
your pardon," as Pistol Bill vanished,
Imt, this eould never be verified. We
woro all too busy in lishing him out, for
the well was narrow and he had gone
down bead first. When ho did oome
out, nearly drowned .-uid very sheepish,
you would bave thought Mr. William
was entertaining a friend from the
States, ho was so polite and hospitable
to him. lb* fished out his pistuls for
him, wanted him to go into his tent
and elm nge his wot (dot lies for Mr.
William's best suit uf dry ones, and did
his best to make him feel at home, but
Pistol Hill would not stay. He slipped
off vory meekly toward Nome, followed
by iiftiny quiet grins, just iu lime to
dampen the ardor of two heralds of tlo1
last act who were now un their way.
The first hurried up and spoke in a
confidential way to .Mr. William ami
those of us wlio stood by, ready to see
him through anv further trouble.
•'Vou fellows had bettor look uut,"
ho said, "lhe United State* marshal is
Tho second was more dramatic. ITe
hurried by almost on ;i run shunting,
"The marshal is coming! The marshal
is cum iug!" and wont, across camp
and out of sight. It reminded one of
that story of tho stragglers who Hod
through tno British lines just before
the charge of Napoleon's Old Ounrd at
Waterloo, crying, "Tlio Guard is cum
ing!   The Guard is coming!"
The "Guard" in lhis caso consisted
ni indignant Mr. Blum, anothor man of
his typo, equally indignant, and a
scrawny youth bearing cotiBpteUOUSly
dlspluyod i»o his coal a very largo nickel
badgo witli ilie word "Marshal" on ll
in largo Iotters, Thoro was a brief bit
of bluster ou the pari of the two men,
tho youth slopped forward with an al
tempi ul dignity and ordorod the place
vacated in favor of the rightful owner,
ami then  Mr. William spnke eheerfullv.
"I'm glad to see you gentlemen over
from Nome,'' he said. "There Isn 't
sociability enough in thi* camp. We're
all too busy mnking money. Now f believe this 'is a gnod chnnco to be hospitable and 1 wish you throe would dine
with me und those representative citi
zona of tho sand-spit today. This is
hatn-niid-egg day np at tho restaurant
tent, and I invite vou all to be mv guests
It needed only this touch of genial
hospitality in lho face of what had
happened and was happening to make
the whole affair ridioulous. A laugh
went up from Iho sand-spit people, in
the midst of which the "marshal" and
the two indignant friends of tho Widow
Smith tu mod away and walked 00 to
ward Nome as sheepishly as had
"Wild Bill."
We all knew the trouble was over and
that I'olite Mr. William hnd not only
bought, but proved his right to own,
Widow Smith's well. I left, the Band
spit a week Inter and did not come
bnck until after mi. 1 summer. I expect
ed to find Mr. Willinii polite and pro,
porous, but it was bettor than that. The
demand for waterJmdJ]e£omo_so.gre.n
that he h.nl attempted to deepen hit-
well some weoks before. The attempt
had  carried   him down  into the  rusty
gravel pay streak which here runs from I
Anvil foothills to tao boaoh. His woll
liad bocomo a rich placer miue which
was fast making Polite Mv. William a
mining magnate, it was four or live
youis betuiu I heard from hiin ngaiu.
I'hen 1 learned that ho was running lur
governor of a Western State that was
hopelessly llepublieun, running on the
Democratic ticket, and I smiled, for I
knew jest what wns hanponihg. Mr.
William wus shaking tho hand of ovory
single voter in that Slate and calling
hiin by name without being introduced,
and telling him something pleasant iu
Ids past history. I knew every voter
was euunting Mr. William his personal
friend, and that the good uld State was
guing to turn over in the night aud
waku up Democratic, su far as tho governor was concerned, uu tho morning
after election day. And that was just
what happened. Polite Mr. William
earned his State as he had earned his
I.N a speech delivered beforo tho Canadian Olub ut Vuucuuvor, (Jul, Geo.
T. Deuison, or Toronto, concluded
with some retoieiicos to thy part Canadians hml played in tho South African
war, and urousod groat applause. 'Those
who kuow Col. I'eiusuu guly us an imperialist iio not know him at all, for ho
is boforo all things a i auadian. lu his
Vancouver speecli he declared that
throughout tho South African war not
one iiuwounded Canadian surrendered,
"Thero woro, ' he said, "quite a few
surrenders under the white ting, but nut
uue uf them was a Canadian; nur was
one I Canadian gun captured." The
statement was received with cheers.
"Two little incidents occur tu my
uiud," said Col. Deuison, "in une of
which i fool a personal Interest; be-
usti I, us coloiiol of my regiment, re-
iiiiuendod Captain Cockbnm tu repre-
nt the regiment iu the first contingent.
At the battle of Lllllfonteiu, Uol. Sor-
rell and the Canadian Mounted RiflOB
wore falling back before a superior
co of Boors. Thoro wore two guns
of the Ottawa Artillery. Two liundrod
1 fifty mounted men woro trying to
keop tne Boors back, guarding the lino
uf retreat. Thoy saw that' their horses
ri' tired and that thoy could not get
wilh the gun, The colonel turned to
I'uptnin Cockburn and snid: '.Coekburn,
tuke your squadron and deploy there.
Never lot it be said thai a Canadian
gun was taken.' Cuekburn funned up
liis men, and thoy went on fighting.
And Ihoy never stopped lighting until
the guns wure got away.   (Cheers.)
".v still more striking incident hup
pei.ed at the battle of Hurt's Itiver.
Some of you will remember it, and if
ymi dou't, you should, (Laughter,) Aj
month previously Lord Methuon had!
boon defeated by Delarey. A forco of
Sun British infantry and 40U Canadian
Mounted fnfnntry wero marching to
make a junction with Methuon 's forces.
They saw 2,1)00 Boers, under Delarey,
coming down upou them. Bruce Car
ruthors deployed his men and common
cod fighting. Tho Boors kept coming
ou; the British force kept on lighting,
the dead and wounded falling all around
them. When tho oncoming Boors cried
'Surrender!' Carruthers replied: ' We
ure Canadians, und we do not surrender!' Whon the Boers eamo up there
wero thirty dead lying there,ami not ono
man of the survivors wa.s unwouoded,
Lord Kitchener was so struck with the
incident that hu afterwards referred to
the gallantry which luul boen displayed
by Lieutenant Hiuco Carruthers ami his
body of Canadian Mounted Rlilos, Then,
there is the case of Charles Napier
Evans, oi Port Hope, wno had a brother
in the same regiment. Evans kept ou
fighting as long as ammunition lasted.
When ho hud no more he smashed bis
rifle, ami when tho Boers enmo up be
was dead. Lord tutckonor cabled that
ull over tbe Empire.    (Cheers.)
"One tiling ot which I am prouder
than anything else is that a fortnight
afterwards the young man's futher ro-
coived a letter which had boon written
two weeks beforo he died, lie said
this—and the words ought tu be repeated in every Canadian household: ' We
leavo notft week to hunt the wily He
Wett. Lot us hope wo shull havo a safe
and victorious trip. Manv a good man
has: died for tho good old Hag; why
should not 1.' If parents had not given
up their sous, and sons their brothers,
for the British Empire, it would not
now bo tho proud dictator of tlm world.
If one or both of us should full, let
there bo no vain regrets. Wo shall only
have done what others havo done beforo
USI .lied for the good cause.' I want to
ask you wdioro In history you can lind
any groat it triumph of imperialism
than that voung man's letter tn his
father? I, think thc quotation I huve
given from it should be iu *-vo\y public
school in Canada, If uur country can
produce men of that stamp, who can put
Canada first, all tho intorests of our
country first, f havo no doubt wdiatever
as to what will bo Canada's future,"
(Loud cheers.)
rpiIR "salaried liar" al Washington
JL hus been disseminating a totally
false view nf the American im
migrant 's condition iu Northwestern
Cnnnda, says the London (Out.. Advertiser, The' writer mentions the Washington News us typical of "scores of
American newspapers" which speak of
"the tide flowing back from the Dominion" and "the enormous movement of
peoplo to the Southeastern States." lle
(piut.es tllO   News as  follows.
"A returning tide of Americans and
immigrants from Canada and Indications of nn enormous movement *>f people from the Northwest, including Western Canada, to the South-eastern States
next fall and winter are attracting lho
(dose attention id' Immigration und industrial authorities. The Bureau of Immigration officials are now awaiting au
early report from Commissioner Clark
at Montreal, before discussing the Impending influx.''
Anil adds tho following comment:
" 'Impending influx' is good. The
returning tide has not yet begun to flow,
but. its 'first low wash' is audible to the
boomers of Southern lands. Strange
that  nobody else heard  it.
"if the Americans in tho Canadian
West are satisfied*, thoy will stay there.
They will continue to be tho best immigration agents; on tho strength of
their good reports, friends ami relatives
will follow them. Organized misrepresentation will have littlo or no effect.
Canada has been at last discovered by
the land hungry of the I'niled State's
and Kurope, and will stand or fall on
her merits."
He accounts for tho dissemination of
whal he considers to bo misleading
statements, in the following words:
"The same fietiun will be found almost daily in scores of American newspapers. It is a feature of the propaganda set on foot iu tue United States to
stem the tide of emigration to Cannda.
'Copy' for newspapers is being sent
broadcast by the salaried liar of the
'system,' which has its headquarters
lu Washington. The dispatch iu Tho
News, which is a fair sample, beats Internal evidence of the ntojuaaeious character of tho campaign,"
The Toronto Globe, the leading paper
in the Southeast Canada, deals with
great calmness ami confidence with the
nuestion of American settlers in Canada,
Many uf those who have gone ninth tn
Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba
are Canadians by birth or descent, aud
The (.Hobo placidly remarks that far
from wishing to return they gladly tako
tho oath ot allegiance tu tho Knglish
Sovereign and submit  to  English law:
"There need bo no dunbts or fears re
ganling settlers of this class. They
come to the Wost with ready muiiey to
buy land and convert it into farms, but
thoy bring with them wdiat is innneas
ura Idy moro valuable: lung experience
iu carrying un agricultural operations
under similar conditions,
"The Americans iu Western Canada,
Whether Of Canadian lineage ur not, lose
littlo time in becoming naturalized Bri
tish citizens, and thus putting themselves in a position to take thoir fair
share in the work of institutional development, They become uoquainted at
first hand with Canadian political questions. Incidentally thoy learn a groat
deal of Canadian history. Their children receive a (.'auadian education. ?s'o
word of disparagement of the laud they
havo left will be thrown at them or will
be*tolerated by them. They will retain
of a kindly recollection and will iu this
way help to develop that friendly fool
ing which the people of both nations
should always entertain for one another. ''
The   most   conclusive   evidence,   however, comes from W. .1. White, Siiporiu-
ii ment
the   United
dent   of   th
Dominion   li
Free Press that A mel
in Canada  are .slaving
"Why should the
and proceeds:
American    pooph
wore well to do whon
had   plenty
msouB  in  tin
ex per
da doe;
Immigration Agoncic
Slates, wuo deiv
of the Manitobi
can Immigrants
in the Dominion
back/" he asks
"Must of tli
Western Cnnnd
they arrived, and they had tl
nf several good years. Thes
moreover, lmvo
ionco of bad s>
homos, und a hi
not  dismay thei
Thoy would
western States '
thoy are in those parts of Western Canada which have suffered from the
drought." The reports of the American
immigration " have roused jealousy. "
These eunards are sot abroad by
"powerful lund corporations, interested
in the development of certain portions
of the United Stales." When Mr.
White treats of tho alleged number,
from 15,000 tu 150,000, who are reported
to have returned to the United States
I'ium Canada, he remarks with a laugh:
"I made careful enquiry in the St
Paul olliee wilh reference to American
settlers who have roturnod from Cunadi
dissatisfied, and found that two farmer
wero known there tu havo como baei.
Ono of thoso went to Albertu without
going out first  and securing a locutio
lle did uot unpack his goods but rotur
ed on tho next train.    With refoieu
to the other uo detailed information w
"Clnrouco Blnuchard (the eminent
Amorlcan statistician), who is respon
siblo for iho statement that 15,0011 Am
Orleans have roturnod tu the United
States in the past nine months, has nut
done nearly so well for his country a:
some of tho newspaper writers, who wore
saying something of the same kind tv
or throe years ngo. It was said at that
time that 50,000 had returned, lu tht
meantime tho movement into Qinadd
has steadily increased in volume, ami
this past year has been a phenomena
Tho Canadian papers aro never spur
iug in strong language, ami we read ii
so staid ami respectable a weekly a:
Tho Saturday .Night (Toronto) 'that
whon i lareuce Hlanohnrd made his
statement as representing "a bureau i
detraction," "financed to denounce tl
possibilities of the Canadian West,
"uo doubt, like lilllo Rollo/
"clapping his hands for glee
articles running down Canada i
United States papers "
paid for ns advortisom
corporations south uf th
Tho Saturday Night.
1.0   dill   j
io."    Th
o\ em
by  Ian
, declare
A  PROFESSOR in tho University of
•Wisconsin, has rooontly discovered
a method by whleh sound wav
can be photographed,
The professor has made marvelous
pictures of sounds, and the camera uaed
is so sensitive that il the hand be
held before the leas, heated air may bo
ecu rising from it iu billows like smoke,
As sound has an uir wave motion, tin
principle upon which an echo may be
photographed is apparent. With sound
traveling one thousand feet each seeond
tin1 air-waves form a circle two thou
sand foot in diameter ime second aftot
a bell is struck. In order lu catch thr
air-wave for the camera the flush of
light Illuminating it must be so sharp
that tho wave uill move uo appreciable
distance while the light lasts.
An electric Hash is tiio only light
sufficiently quick to meet this requ
monl. Thus tho almosl incredible sp
with which everything must bo done iu
making this photograph can bo appro
eiated; it has only to be explained that
the flash must occur one ton-thousandth
part of a second after the air-wavo has
started from tho bell.
'lho photograph of an echo shows a
curved wave. In making the photo
graph, a Lcyden jar is used to furnish
the spark, nud iu connection with this
jar two pieces of magnesium ribbon are
used, with tho result that the spnrk is
brighter and lasts longer. The sparks
from tnis ribbon following one uiiother
with grout rnpldlty, it was necessary to
find somo way to move the sensitized
pinto baok and forth so as to nvoid
each wave bolng photographed over un
other, thus making au indistinguishable
mass. A devico was made that moves
the pinto in tho manner desired, and
this makes possible the taking of about
thirty waves on one [date, showing the
air-wave in us many different positions.
The photographs of Iho echo are
small, only half uu inch in diameter,
but thev are well defined, and can be
greatly enlarged.
The Desert Regions of
Central Asia
'llll E  native farmers,  who  raise
X    groat  cotton  crops  of  Turkes
rops of Turkestan
aud other staples, do not live upon
their plantations, but, according to tho
common custom iu Asia uud Eastern
Europe, thoy.live together iu vitiligos,
because, iu oldoa times, this was necos
ry for mutual protootion frum roving
marauders, They go to and from their
work in the morning ami evening, ami,
f the distance is great, they sometimes
build rude huts iu tho field, take their
ions with them uud "live out," ns
they say, until the planting or Iho harvesting season is finished; and frum thel
•ar windows or from the carriage as we
Irivo around wo can soo the rude huts
of brush or soil or mqd where thev
Tho inhabited parts of Central Asia,
ire BOparated by great stretches of
lesert, but there aro strips of fertile
ami cultivated land wherever water can
bo brought. A Sari pruvorb says:
'' Drop upon drop makes a sea, bul
wliere there are no drops then1 is a
desert." There is practically uo min.
Nu drop of moisture falls frum tho sky
in summer, and ouly occasionally a
littlo snuw or a shower ii) lho winter,
Tho maximum precipitation is eight
or nine inches, and sninotiiuos uot more
than an inch ur two of rain will be
recorded for several years in succession.
The proportion of rain increases as you
travel eastward. The nearer you gel
lo the mountains water bocomos more
plentiful, and, finally, as yuu reach tho
foothills, it is abundant. These mountains mark Iho boundaries, first of Por
sia, then Afghanistan, and thou China;
and wo are now only a short distance
from the western limits nf thut groat
Thero uro said to bo valuable mineral
deposits through the entire ranges and
that must be Ihe cio-e. because the nu
dents Woro rich in gold, copper, silver
and precious stones. Thirty miles cast
oi' Samarkand is a group of woll built
scdid looking structures south of the railway track, with overhead frolloy wires
ru lining down toward tho foothills,
where thoy disappear in tlm distance.
The buildings seem to bo idle and uu
occupied, and there was no sign of lifo
around thom. We were told that lliey
wore tho remains of an al tempt lo
develop a coal deposit made by a  tier
man mimed Bnupf, wh
roubles trying tn mim
it to tho railway, a distant
miles, llis money gavo out
enterprise became solfsu«t:>
he was compelled to glvo i
I and bring
co of thirty
I. before Ills
ling, and
it up. The
premises are strewn with dead boilers
and other machinery, as Ihe desert is
on either side with tho bones of camels
and cattle.
There certainly in coal ami othor min
erals near by, bul tho Hussian government does nol encourage, ami in fact
throws every possible obstacle in the
way of I heir development. Tho general policy is tn prevent, and even prohibit, tho invasion of this country by
speculators and adventurers who will be
certain to interfere with tho govornmont. Bonu lido irrigation enterprises
and colonies of Hussian peasants io
utilize them aie encouraged in every
way, but a prospector fur minerals i.s
apt to perish before he gets very fur.
Water is of greater value than gold
and the development of the wuter supply is the only Investment thut eau bo
made safely iu Turkestan.
It is the wonder of wonders how tho
armies of ancient times erussed tho
deserts of central Asia—deserts thai
closely resemble Death Valley of California and tho lifeless plains of Nevada. Vet Tamerlane was followed by
200j000 warriors on his march tu Indiuj
Alexander the great mustered more than
300,000, aud other invaders of ancient
days had similar numbers of soldiers
whu must have carried ail their sup
plies with thom. Tho country could
furnish thom nut hing. Furago raids
would be wasted hero. Wo know that
Alexander tho Ureal, whose adventures
wore recorded fully and accurately,
transported water iu goatskins us they
carry wine iu tlrecco and "Macedonia.
but how could he carry rations foi
300,000 men across 2,000 miles of desert,
The waste of camels on those exped
itious hus boon terrible. That long-
suffering boast can travel true days
without a drink, but sometimes becomes
exhausted and lies down upon the desert sands. General Schobeleff, in Ins
expedition against .Verv in 1881, start
i>d with a pack train of 12,000 camels
and at the end of the campaign had
iiim living, The bones of tho remainder
muy still be seeu scattered along his
trail. Crucial Kaufman started for the
siege ol Khiva with 10,000 camels ami
10,000 horses and reached his dostlit
alien with about 1,200 of both. Similar
othor expeditions have made similar sac
The most tragic tale ever told of
theso doBorts is Thomas do Quin coy'a
"Kevolt of the Tartars; or, Plight'ol
tho Kalmuck Khan ami llis People
from the Russian Territories to the
Proutlors nf China. ' It is one of the
most admired examples iu Knglish liter
aturo; it is printed in the student's
series of Knglish classics, and is roeuiu-
mondod by professors of rhetoric as a
model of literary style. At, the sumo
Mmo Ilu1 commentators warn their readers that de Quin coy took many liberties
with the facts nml elaborated more
than historical accuracy will justify.
Nevrtholess, nothing more tragic ovor
occurred, and tho story is founded upon
a must extraordinary incident in the
reign of tho Kmpress Klizubetli of Kus
sia, the daughter of Peter the Croat.
In lho year 17(11 au entire tribe of Tar
tars, numbering 000,000 souls, loft their
homes neur Astrakhan, in the vnlley of
the Volga, and fled -1,000 miles across
the desort with their wives and cltil-
dren, their horses, cattle, camels, sheep
nnd nil their portable property, and
wero pursued lho entire distance by uu
army of merciless and relentless horsemen, with tho single object of oxter
rninnting them before they reached their
Jn reality, the fight was no revolt,
but as do Quin coy says, it was a return
to their old allegiance; since iu the
year 101(1 the ancestors of these people
revolted from the Emporor of China,
found thoir way westward across tbe
desert anil settled upon hind givon thom
by the Czar of Knssin on tho banks of
the Volga Kiver. There thoy had lived
in prosperity, but  not  in peace, for a
century and a half, subject to heavy
various utner forms of persecution.
Having, tried both governments, thoj
wero convinced that China was tho lund
uf promise .and RuBSia the house of
bon dago, De Quluecy sums up thosturj
in these words:
"There is no great ovenl of modcra
history, nr perhaps it may bo said
broadly, none iu ull history from its
earliest records, loss generally known,
or moro striking to the Imagination.
thnn tho llight eastward uf a principal
Tartar uut ion across the boundless
steppes of Asia. The terminus a quo
of this flight ami lhe terminus ud
qitem, nro equally imigiiUieout—the
mightiest of christian thrones being
the oue, the might lost uf puguus tno
ulher, lu tin' abruptness of its com
ineneeuieiit, ami the florae velocity of
its execution, we read the wild barbaric
character of thoso who conducted lho
movement, , . . un exodus iu sc
fur resembling the great spiritual ox
udus ol' the Israelites under Moses aud
Joshua, as well as in lho very peculiar
distinction id' carrying along with thom
tkolt entire families, women, children,
shnes, their herds of cat tlo aud of
sheep, tlieir horsos and their camels."
This flight was tho result of u eon
spiracy ou tue purl of un unsuccessful
candidate for tho throne of tho Kai
minks, who induced thom lu undor tako
the exodus by misrepresentation, by a
forged document giving tho movement
the sanction oi the Dalai Kama iu Thi
bet, This tribe of Tartars belong t»
the Buddhist sod. They brought iheir
religion with them from China when
Ihoy came to Russia, and suffered much
persecution boeuuso of tholr hdhor
fixed   th.
tnko pin.
(in tlu
WUS   a   pri
■ g.   who   u.
0   bo
■mativo of tho JJalai
"■I or bishop named
■ only declared tho
3d by Cod, but
Uii th   it   should
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entire nation bun-ed thoir homos uud
started eastward, driving their tlocki
and herds before them, accompanied by
wagous ami camels louded with thon
household guuds and agricultural im
ploiueiits, without dreaming uf tliu tor
experience    that awaited    them
Inning the lirst week they made about
30l) miles, and, their departure having
been discovered, tho llussiau govern
menf ordered a pursuit by a l'urco of
Cossacks. The lirst battle resulted in
a terrible slaughter. It is said that not
less than NJjUiH) of tne fugitive)}, ju
eluding uui uy women nud children,
were killed. Then began a race ncrost*
the doaort between tho pursuers uud
tho pursued, which continued nil tbo
spring and summer, until. tho horde,
which started with about 500,000 men,
women, and children, was reduced to
about 200,000, twu-thirds of .those who
started having fa lieu upun the desert,
victims nf tiimino, fatigue, heat and
the destroying seuuitars of the Cos
sacks, the Kirghiz and tho Hashlui;.
lho semi Sftvage uoin'ads oi TurkOstUU.
The Khan of the Kalmucks sout men
sagos aheud lo notify tho Kmporor of
China of the movement uud thu luttoi
was hunting in the extreme western
frontier when lho Kalmuck host, now
in the last extremities of exhaustion,
appeared. 'loe lirst intimation of their
approach wus thc clouds of dust thut
ruse upon the horizon, and then thr
scouts reported to the Kmporor that tho
pilgrims, who wore three mouths ahead
uf thoir time, wero pursued by tbeif
enemies. Me therefore summoned ail
the military forces within call to tho
rescue of tho fugitives.
During the lust ten days they had
boon travelling a hideous desert and
tho horrors ot' thirst hud reached tho
fiercest extremity. Theroforo, whon tbe
fugitives and thoir pursuers came in
sight of l.aku Tengh'is they rushed
with maddening eagerness into tlm
water, forget ml of all things but one
mighty instinct. "But the noxt mo
ment arose the final scone of parting
vengeance, ' do Qillncey writes. "Par
and wide the waters of the solitary
lake were dyed red with blood and
gore. 11 ore rode a party of savage
Bashkirs, hewing off heads as fast us
tin' swaths fall before tho mower's
scythe; thoro stood unarmed Kalmucks
in'a death grapple wit., their detested
foes, oftentimes both sinking below lho
Bur face from weakness or from strug
glo and polishing in each other's arms.
Kvery momont the waters grow mun.
polluted; yet every moment fresh myriads camo up to the lake anil rushed in.
not able lu resist thoir frantic thirst.
Wheresoever the lake was shallow
cuough lo allow ol' irn■ ii raising their
heads above the wator, there, fur neuron
of acros, wero lu be soon all forms of
ghastly four, of ugouizlug struggla, of
spasms, of convulsions, of mortal con
Ilict; death ami the fear of deuth; re
VOIIgO nud lhe lunacy of revenge; ha
Hod and the l'ron/.y of hatred; until the
neutral spectators, of whom there were
not a fow, averted Iheir eyes in horror."
The Chinese ciivaliy came tu the res
ci f   lho   fugitives   and   slaughtered
all  of  the   Uashkirs  and   Kirghiz  who
escaped frum tho lake.
"Horo ends the tale of the Kalmuck
wanderings in the desert," do (Jinncey
concludes his story, "Kvery possible
alleviation and refreshment fur tholr
exhausted bndies had already been provided by Kien Long with tho most
princely muni licence, and lands of
groat, fertility woro assigned thom in
amnio extent. Thus, after momqrablo
years of misery, tho Kalmucks won- replaced iu territorial possessions and in
comfort equal, perhaps, ur even superior, to thoso they had enjoyed in Russia,
and with superior political ndvantagos."
A girl of twenty, bedridden with a
bone disease since the ago of six, wus
wonderfully cured at Chalons tho other
day. Her houso was struck bv light
ulng, und sho jumped out of bod and
ran downstairs. A few days later she
was quite well.
Tho French Consul at Tientsin report*
that the Cinematograph has caught, the
Chinese taste to such an extent that
German and American firms are making
enormous sums iu China with moving
nletllro shows. The Chinese, ho says,
like war scenes best, but nut the Wont
cm idea of humor. THE ISLANDER. CUMBRRIiAND, B.C.
SUCH extraordinary eccentricity as characterizes the fash-
ioiiH of the present season surely nover wus known in
tho world's history. The stylos, tho most exaggerated
of the last ten centuries, have apparently been soloctod and
put forward as tho most desirable, while the sad fact exists
that women who until now havo boon*select iu their taste
n dress not only contemplate with equanimity the absurd
caricatures that tlm models present, but actually select the
gowns us being not ouly possible but what thoy term smart.
When the stnry is current that on account of the extreme
scantiness of thu skirt, making it impossible for a woman
to tnko n lung step, thoro have neon within the last fortnight
aovornl serious accidents in Paris, two women iu trying to
stop from their carriages falling aud breaking thoir noses,
thero would seem to bn more thnn eccentricity iu such a funk-
ion, but when the skirt measures one yard nnd a quarter
wound the ankles it can easily be understood thnt just Buch
iccidents can  readily tako place.    And yot these absurdly
upper part of the sleeves imd the waist are all iu ono piece
and the folds of tho foulard cross back ami front over the
veiled laee that goes nround the figure, Tho gown shows the
newest fashion in fhe draped oll'eets and tho foulard is so
light aud soft that it falls must gracefully luto the folds required, Hluck und wdiito is the must popular coloring, but iu
blue aud white and gray ami whito thore are charming copies
of the model.
After much heartrending uncertainty iu regard to sleeves
it would soem as though u decision hud dually beon reached,
and tho small, light sleeve has triumphed, for almost without
exception sleeves are Himll; liiiiuy are short, abovo the olbow:
the smartest and most becoming* nre bolow tho olbow. They
fit quite close to the arm, are finished with a lace cuff o run
dersloovu, and are quite elaborate in instruction, with bands
of lace under a veiling of mousseline de sole and then with
folds of the material of the gown. In ball gowns there is
merely an apology for a sleeve, fringe, or a baud of jewelled
passementerie, with only the small bice cap aloo ve if required
to mnko the gown becoming. Coat and jacket sleeves are all
small aud must, carefully fitted into tlte armhulo, so that thore
shall nut be any fulluoHS iu tho top of thu shoulder; in fact,
oven iu coats every oifort is made tu suppress the shoulder or
nrmkolo seam, by cutting the upper sleove ia ono piece with
the waist—nut an easy undertaking, bo it realized. Por theatre and the simpler style of evening gown the absolutely
tight fitting sleove of net with applique designs of embroidery
in silver i.ud gold is extremely smart aud becoming, and, cut
in one piece with tho upper part of the wuist, is most becoming. Au old evening gown can easily be remodelled in this
manner, and thore are any number of fancy nets and laces
to be found at this time uf the year which tire capital for this
purpuse, only bo it remembered that tlio not must lie tlat, not
in folds, on the neck and upper part of the waist.
Very often the homo dressmaker does uol glvo herself the
least oliunoo in the world to turn out n good looking gown
because the person for whom the gown is intended is uot pro
porly attired for having it well lifted. It is hopeless, for instance, tu expect a gown to look well when it has been fitted
uver stays that aro lun large, too long, or otherwise are nn-
BUtted to the figure. Tho stays should bo titted jHtrfcctly
boforo the new gown is attempted. Stays mado to ordor
nut Inexpensive, but there are many shops wliere corsets of
medium price are fitted without charge. If the customer herself takes a keen interest in tho fitting and insists upou every
dolail being woll attended lu she will bo able to got what Bhe
With proporly fitting corsets whleh have the fashionable
lines as a foundation for her work, the amateur dressmaker
will find tin1 task nf giving style to a costume much loss dilli-
00It, Then she should bo sure, ulso, that tlm corset eover fits
Woll and that tho underskirt is perfectly smooth over the hips.
There should bo no cliunsv bands or oven cords around the
waist to interfere with tho lilting. Tho homo dressmaker
often endures handicaps of this sort whieh u professional
dressmaker would refuse to tolerate. Many an amateur, for
Instance, who is engaged in the noble and self sacrificing task
of fitting out the members of her family witli new costumes
has suffered the frightfully discouraging experience of having
the same woman appear for a second fitting with a figure
appreciably altered from that of tho first, the simple solution
oi tho problem being thut hetweii the first and seeond fittings
i'he has adopted un entirely now stylo nf stays.
Gontle massage with cocoduut oil will improve the appear-
in of ii thin nock. The massage will strengthen the muscles
while the oil will food tho skin.
Hairnets do not as a rule improve tho appearance, ami they
certainly give an elderly appearance to tbo wearer. They
must; bo put un with groat enre, and it is bettor tu reserve
them for outdoor wear ami for windy weather.
Ladies with very narrow hips can do much to improve
them. Stand uu one foot1 and lot tho other log swing bock-
wanls ami forwards like a pendulum: do this slowly and let
1 he leg go as far ouch
way as p
issible.   After doing this six
times with one log. olll
ago aud d
• the same with the other.
Whoa using tooth-
mwder it
is not suflicient to rinse the
mouth afterwards in (
rder to b
1 rid of it.   Rinse the brush,
and then  brush  the
Oeth agai
i. using clean  water boforo
filially rinsing.
Coral Liberty Gown with Gray Embroidery
ic gowns arc shown with the utmost assurunco by the
dressniukers as being the latest fashions.    The in-
o ecu n trie
leading dressniukers as being
format ion that thoy oun bo modi lied, made less extreme, i.s
wise vouchsafed, but most grudgingly, and unfortunately
many women select thc extreme and walk out, or attempt to
walk out, iu tho most ungraceful ami conspicuous of gowns.
Almost withuut exception the gowns are made with short
skirts, uo mutter how expensive and elaborate. Not only the
simple stylos for the morning and for practical wear, but for
afternoon aud often for tho evening, do the skirts clear the
ground tho sumo length all around, ami with little or no train
there is nothing graceful or becoming. Tho skirts of tho
serge and linen gowns aro either held in around the ankles
by a wide band which finishes the skirt around the bottom
ur have a band across the back holding iu uny fullness there
may be in tho baok ur side breadths. Rows of buttons on
either side of this band are the only trimming, but if ii moro
elaborate effect is desired then the skirt is finished with a
broad band of satin, headed with one or two rows of braid.
The out of tho skirt is a most difficult problem, for how to
so calculate the possibility of walking with the amount of
material required demands the must careful consideration.
It is required, to begin .with, that everyone shall look exceedingly thin, no matter how much hor weight. Naturally
tbe slender woman has tho advantage, but even sho must be
most careful to have her gowns made to makjo her appear abnormally slight and tint. The waist lino need not be so exag
goratodiy sinnll in diameter, fur tho straight up-and-down
effect must be paramount, but if a liny waist measurement
can bo secured, why, so much the bettor,—from the dress
maker's point of view. .
Satin and all satin* It nished materials are su alarmingly
popular that already there aro indications that the material
will not remain iu fashion indefinitely, Kor the moment a
satin costume, preferably black, is the smartest a woman can
wear, the skirt short, round and extremely scant, but not su
scant as when made iu a serge or linen and is straight up and
down in line; thc jacket qulto short, also vory straight, ou
tho tailor-madQ order, quite severe In design. A nnrruw piping or cording outlines tho jacket and tho seams of lho skirt.
A waist of chiffon, black ovor white, with gold or silver luce,
or satin ribbon veiled with the chiffon and with a narrow yoke
and high collar uf transparent luce, is worn with this cos
tun 10, which will undoubtedly bo copied this winter in cloth
or clotli and satin combined. It. is stated on good authority
thnt the soft, lustrous taffeta silk will surely take the place
of the satin boforo long, but that is a statement which requires verification before acceptance, and a woman who orders
a heavy satin costume for the autumn or the lighter weight
for summer can bo quite contented with tho knowledge that
sho is gownod according to Dame Fashion's instructious,
Poulard gowns are extremely smart at tho present time,
ind while foulurd is emphatically a summer matorial, these
gowns will be worn until Into in the autumn. Thoro nro many
now designs quite unlike uny that have boen displayed, There
are snme charming patterns in blaok and white and gray and
white stripe, witb a cross lino of black, that aro popular.
These aro mado up with black liberty sutin or blaok voile de
sola and with a waistcnat, effect in light blue or cerise, always
with white lace yoke and collar, for tho open neck is not considered at all smart iu anything but lingerie or loose gowns,
ami then only for young girls, lu fact, the sheer luco or net
yokes with the high collar nre so universally becoming that
no woman with any pretensions to good taste ever chooses the
other style for street wear. A most attractive foulard is the
blaek satin with white dot—or, rather, dots or rings—two
dots together but widely separated from tho next two.
This is made with n draped skirt, narrow but not exaggeratedly scant, the lower part of tho waist draped, the upper part
a broad band of luco undor mousseline de side, with a narrow
round yoke and high collar of tho sheerest possible lace—the
IN some of the remoter provinces of Russia there are peasants who aro addicted to what is practically hibernation.
When the harvest has failed and provisions are scarce
they lie down un the top of a groat stove in tho inner room,
Gown of Violet Voile dc Soie
tho kitchen of their hul. Tho stove is high, reaching almost
to the roof, and the space between this big brick structure
and the roof is tho ordinary slcopiugpliico of tho family.
Lying down upon tho long, tint stove, the peasants avoid
all talking and all exertion, except such as is necessary to
keep tho stove replenished, and thoy sustain life by eating
at long intervals a little black bread soaked iu wator. The
hut is both dark and silent through the winter.
OWING to the property which aluminum possesses of producing it   vory  high  temperature  when  burned  with
substances that give oil' oxygon, it has boon employed
from time to time for making a detonator fur firing explos
Ives that do not readily respond to the action of tho detonating compositions generally employed.
The aluminum is used in tho shape of a powder mixed
with the other substances filling tho percussion caps or deton
iitors. Tho sudden high temperature Induced by the pulverized aluminum results iu a greater mochnnieul'energy thnn
ean bo produced with compositions not containing aluminum.
IK BUI graining tho franchiay to
womon in the ilouso of Comment-
was first greeted with a burst ot
o; thou came "a trust, a chill
ing frost."    hi other words, the  vote
fur <:•■■ second reading was passed, then
rescinded by » majority vote to refer
it to a committee of the wholo House;
that is, lho prisoner at the bar was to
bo tried ovor again, because tho sentence of tho jury did nut suit Judge As
quith.   As Tlio Tablet (London) uoutlv
puts it:
"By a mujority of 100 the Houso of
Commons has decided that Mr. Shackle
ton's Bill conferring tho parliamentary
franchise on certain classes of women
ought to become law; a fow momenta
later tho same House ot Commons, by a
mujority of 14u, decided that the 'bill
shall not become law. Thoy blessed tho
bill, und then, without even u decent
interval, they proceeded to strangle it.
It was iu keeping with the tangle ol insincerities by which the movement has
been surrounded now for forty yours.
To pass the second reading of the bill
meant nothing, but to send it at unco to
a standing committee mount business,
ami so leave was ut unco refused. Tho
not result is u decided setback to the
cause, lt is now certain that the present Houso of Commons dues not mean
tu allow womon to have tho vote."
Mr. Asquith allowed the bill to be
brought in and debated because uf his
"desire lo fulfil an extorted pledge"
mndo before the last general eloctiuus,
Uo, however, took care that it shuuld
bo shelved us a matter of "poltticul
tactics." To quote the editorial iu 'I'he
Nation (London) which condemns the
"tactics" of the Prime Minister:
"Thc ministerial calculators hold
that the/admission of theso women voters would damage their chances at the
next election. So the forms of representative government aro pushed
nside for considerations uf tactics, tho
art of ' playing for positions.' Now,
we should be loth to deny that, in the
'game' of polities, especially nt a time
like this, when several great 'stakes'
tie ou the table, tactics have a rightful
claim. But such absorption in tactics
as prevails just, now has perils of its
own, especially for a party whoso possibilities of progress depend upon keeping alive fnith in ideas and enthusiasm
for social reforms. Tho reference of
overy critical step to the arbitrament
of a short-range party opportunism is
not even sound tactics, for it fails to
write off the moral and intellectual
damages which suoh timidity involves."
The debate on tho bill shows that thc
most powerful arguments put forth
ou either Hide wore not those in favor
of. but thoso iu opposition to, the measure, und The Saturday Review (London) remarks:
"Tho bill—moderate as it is—opens
tho tloor to fresh invasions of the unfit upon the franchise. Happily the
House of Commons is not yot ready to
take this step. One good result of the
debate is to show that the strength of
argument is against the bill. Supporters of the bill made occasional good
points in exptsing uusouid arguments
on the other side; but there never was
a notorious movement so lacking in
reasons to account for itself, dust as
the numerical weakness of the suffragettes wns shown in the General Election, when they absolutely failed to
make themselves felt over a large area',
so now, on a really important occasion,
we discover an extreme poverty of convincing argument,1'
The expected has happened, declares
the Loudon Times, and prints a long
article ou tho powerful Anti-Women's
Vote League which numbers leading
poople among its members. At one
time, as was thought, there was no
danger of vote being granted. Now it
is different, says The Times, and proceeds:
"Now that the public are beginning
to see that thore is such a dangor, if
they remain apathetic und inert, they
and their representatives regard their
duties iu another light. The body of
the electorate nnd the overwhelming
majority of women have beon utterly
opposed to the wholo principle."
As the Woman's Franchise Bill bus
been referred to a committee of tho
whole House and not absolutely rejected, Tho Spoctutor (London) hopes that
it may come up again for discussion,
and even bo passed. Mr. Haldane's
speech in Parliament is quoted as follows in reference to the last vote:
"That does not involve necessarily
thnt thc question should bo delayed in
becoming law, but it does involve that,
if n question of this kind is to bo pass-
id through without the guidon co of
those who aro responsible for the government of the country and by the sense
of the House of Commons, that sense
should be fully and adequately ascertained."
Tho women who have hcided the
movement are also encouraged by 1 to
fact thnt. the bill was not at once voted
down, and as The Tiblct (quoted above)
"The suffragists have decided to
treat this result us nn encouragement
to go on and to cul! upon the Government for further facilities for debate
i» rointnlfctOO of the full Houso. Wo
I ope that these will be given, fir other
wise the action of the Commons in hist
passing au encouraging motion ,iml then
adopting a blocking one will look like
liypiifiTM    anl  will oncour.i»i the im-
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ln position to tell you, for we will furnish to any member of either profession, on request, a lull list of the ingredients ln any NA-DRU-CO
NA-DRU-CO     LaftMttas
Act without any dUcocnfort.
Increawd dot*inot needod.
NA-DRU-CO   Baby   Tablets
Rslleva B.by'e UU.   EapoefcuV
valuable dur Ine teefhine.
NA-DRU-CO   Toolh   Pa.te
Cleanses throughout—prtventa dotty
-mokes tho teeth booutMoMy wbfto.
NA-DRU-CO Dyspepsia Tablet!
Cure sour stomach - heart bum-flatulence
- ■ in dictation—chronic dyipenU.
NA-DRU-CO Hwukche Wafer.
Stop o headache tn 30 minutoe.
Contain no harmful drug.
NA-DRU-CO Talcum Powder
3 ktnds-Vlotet-Rooe-Flesh Color.
Coma of refreshment and refinement.
National Drug and Chemical Company of C***-^ Luted
Wholesale Branches at:
H.lif«-St. John- Montre.l-Ott.w.   Kinnt.n   T»rt>oU-HMnikoo
UndoD-Wiaaipor-K*siaa-C^fary-NolMD-VaBGouv«r—Victoria 1Q
Compnny, which is thc starting point of
Knglish history in whnt arc now the
United States of America, is onlv u
memory. The Irish Society, formed to
settle Ulster in Jacobean days, is probably not even thut. The Ettflt India
Company, moat magnificent und illustrious of commercial undertakings, wus
dissolved more thnn fifty yenrs ngo,
"The Hudson Uny Company, of whieh
the charter dates from 1070, remuins
securely entrenched iu diminished but
still princely possessions, nnd this year
distributes in dividends to a comfortably compact body of shnrehpldora the
sum of £240,000—:free of Income tnx:
for the House of Lords, iu its judicial
capacity, hns affirmed that the peculiar
conditions under whieh the company
holds and disposes of its hinds relieves
it from tho exactions of British Chancellors of the Exchequer,
"Romance begins in the dny of amall
things. The pioneers of British enterprise in the lone lands of Canada were
two Frenchmen, Grusseliers and Jiodis-
son, who attempted first of nil to enlist
the Court of France in the promotion of
tho fur trade. Disappointed liy their
countrymen,   they   turned   to   Kngland
and told the interesting story of their
ho ......      ......
lopes nnd beliefs to Charles II. and
'nnec Rupert. Thc result was au expedition to Hudson Bay, which was despatched in 1008, and returned with good
reports  in  the following year.
"Iu 1070 the company received its
charter, and with a generosity rivaling
that of the Pope, wbo divided the New
World betweeu two Catholic Powers,
Charles II. handed over to the adventurers 'the whole trade of all those seas,
straights, ami buys, rivers, lakes, creeks
and sounds, in whatsoever latitude they
shall be, thnt lie within entrance uf the
streights commonly called Hudson's
Straights, Thnl is to sav, the company
received u gift of the trade iu and practical sovereignity over all the territories
between Hudson's Straits aud the summits of the still unknown Rooky Mountains—Labrador nnd Rupert'» Land, or
what are now defined as Manitoba and
the recently formed Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
"It was u truly regal gift. It mnde
the company the providence of a continent so long us Canada remained, as it
did for so mnny generations, except in
the settled portions Of Ontario aud
Quebec, a laud of tremendous distances
uir.1 mighty solitudes. Rivulry began
with the formation of the North West
Company, a fur trading concern with
its headquarters iu Montreal. The se
vera struggle that ensued contlnuod foi
many years, but ended ultimately in ex
haustlou und amalgamation, Hut there
wus u more port ent inns rivalry---thnt
of the development of the Canadian
• atlon, which tht1 company was obliged
to moot and conciliate by other methods.
No country advancing in political intelligence nnd aptitude, and determined to
he  the controller (tf  its own  destinies,
could submit to the perpetuation of a
gigantic monopoly in a vnst part of its
"Accordingly, in 1800, on the eve of
Confederation, the Mother Country stopped iu, ai.d, by the way of making
amends for the irresponsible lnunillceiice
A Powor of Ita Own.—Dr. Thomas'
Eelcctric Oil hns a subtle power of its
own that other oils cannot pretend to,
though there are many pretenders, All
whu hnve used it know tbis and keep
it by thom as tho most valuable liniment available. Jts uses are innumerable and for many years it hns been
prized as the leading liniment for man
and beast. ■
of her Stuart sovereign, repurchased
iiiimtcen-twentieths of the land included
in the seventeenth cent my gift. The
price was onlv £800,000, £60,000 mure
than the company has distributed In one
annual dividend. The sum paid Uud the
potentialities, as well ns the renl magnitude, of the subject surrendered make
u suggestive contrast. It reminds one
of the peppercorn rent on which some of
tho past enjoyed their fat heritages.
"But even the twentieth part of its
original possessions represents to the
company a sufficiently handsome revenue in the present nnd the prospect of
enhanced valuo in thc future. It happens in tins case, perhaps, us it has happened iu others, that the part is greater
than the whole. Without the hu'render
to whieh we have alluded the progress
of Canada would have been indefinitely
delayed, and without thnt progress all
the enormous inheritance of the successors of 1070 would «nve been value
"The several millions nf acros with
which the company is still endowed are
scattered over tho whole of the provinces where it onco held its sovereignty,
and as population flows iu the biggost
land owners in the world—as we tuny
fairly call the fortunate shareholders-
enjoy tho pleasure of receiving au lucre
ment fur beyond the visions of Prince
Rupert and his contemporary adventur
ers. In 1004-5 they sold land at an
average price of $6.25 per aenk Last
yeur the average price was $12.75 per
acre. At the present time their ascertained possessions amount to 4,053,605
acres, But they have ulso lauds accruing tu them in the unsurveyed portion
of the fertile belt approximating to
1,436,000 ncres, so that the totul quantity they ov\ n mny be set down at 5,600,-
000 ncres. What the value of this asset
may be—and it must be remembered
that the fur trading privileges of the
company hist vear were equal to a profit
of £166,150—It Is impossible to surmise.
"Who can guess what the population
of Canada and the extent of its land
hunger limy bo when the lust of the
Hudson Bay acres cbme to be disposed
of? Lona before that still distant time,
uol doubt, the company will have come
into the market ns a competitor for
land, buying in order that it may sell
again, In the meantime, the share
holdera have the satisfaction of know
ing taut there are several millions in
pounds sterling between them uud such
u revision uf their churl er ns would
bring them and their dividend! within
tne graan of tho British taxing author!.
ties. We do not wonder that Lord
Strathcona has never felt inclined to
sell a single share Of the company in
which, as he states, he is perhaps* the
largest shareholder.'*
Ufe guarantee the
perfect quality and
absolute purity of
the tobaccos used in
the manufactureof
Published   every   Saturday   nt  Cumberland,   B.C.,  by
Ormond T. Smithe,
Editor and Proprietor.
Advertising rates published elsewhere in the paper.
Subscription price $1.50 per yenr, payable In ndvunce.
The editor dues not hold  hlipsell responsible for views expressed by
SATURDAY, OCT., 8,    1910.
What the Editor has to say.
' Notwithstanding the Fact that householders and license-
holders resident in the city, who arc not property owners are
warned each year that they must re-register, only a small
number of those entitled to vote do so, the others grumbling
when they tind themselves not on the list.
Therefore we wish to emphasize strongly the fact that non
property owners must re-register each year if they wish to vote
at the municipal elections. This is not the case in the preparation of the provincial list, which does not require annual registration, and this may lead to confusion in regard to the municipal list.
City Clerk McKinnon lias had the forms of declaration
prepared, and these may he obtained at the City Hull hy those
desirous of voting at the January elections.
We might call attention to section 0 of the "Municipal
Clauses Act," which provides that he or she shall, during thu
month of October in each year, make and cause to be delivered
to the clerk of the municipality, a statutory declaration made
and subscribed before a supreme or county court judge, stipendiary magistrate, commissioner for taking affidavits in the supreme court, justice of the peace, or notary public, in form pro
The definition "householder" shall extend to and include
any person of the full age of 21 years who occupies a dwelling,
tenament, hotel or boarding-house, who has been a resident in
the municipality from the first day of January of ' the current
year, and who shall, unless exempted as militiamen or over sixty, have paid to the municipality all rates, taxes or assessments
which are not chargeable on land amounting to not less than
two dollars, due to the municipality for the current year, other
than water rates or taxes, or license fees for dogs. No declaration shall he accepted by the clerk of a city municipality, unless it be delivered within 48 hours after it is made.
No person who is not a British subject shall have his
name p laced upon any municipal list of voters.
Practical   Watchmaker
All Work Guaranteed
. . NEXT TO TARBELLS, Ironmonger . .
Dunsmuir Ave   : ::   Cumberland
Beadnell & Biscoe
gomox. B.e.~—
S<~a frontages and farming land for sale
Not the Cheapest, but the Best
Catalogue Free
Vancouver Island Nursery Co.,
Somenos, V.I.
Display Advertisements
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Specinl rate for half page or more.
Condensed Advertisements
1 cent 1 word, 1 issue ; minimum charge 25 cents.
No accounts run for this class of advertising
Are you
If not
wlio is ?
In either case you should be interested in this
Sale of Lands for Unpaid Delinquent Taxes in the Comox
Assessment District. Province of British Columbia.
I hereby give notice that, on Wednesday, the 12th day of October* 1910, at the hour of
11 o'clock in the forenoon, at the Court House, Cumberland, B.C., I shall sell by Public;
Auction the lands hereinafter set out of the persons in the said list hereinafter set out, for the
delinquent taxes unpaid by said persons on the .'list day of December 1909, and for interest,
costs and expenses, including the cost of advertising said sale, if the total amount due is nol
Name of Pkiidon Asskssed.
Bishop of Vancouver Island.
Robert Scott's Esta'e	
Sloan, William	
Wilson, J. B	
Wllion, J. B	
Fraser River Luinljcr Co
McNeil, John	
Union Brewing Co	
Herliert, D. L,
Hayes, Catherine Stewart.,
Padgett, H. H..
Vroom, J. P....
Jchnson, Ellis J.,
Stephens, E	
Hunt, George	
.I.inrkiiii. Rov 1.3. Estate	
Foil, Elimlietli Ann and John B. 11..
Scut I, John ll	
1 Shultlewoi'lh, Henry .
Forrest, James M.
Mcintosh. Fiiiley.
Shout Description of Property,
DkMSQPKNT Taxks I Statutory
I i i,,i ti.   OwUiiMl
TAX «8 Mum    ii„u.     KxpetiDW
I   fA*   I ..I H„l«
40 1-2 kc.'s of Sec  1 and 2, Comox...
2 ticro- in N. \V. corner of Sec. 42	
Lot '250, Horne Luke	
Lot 10	
Fr. N. W. 11 .fc.N.Ef See. 27, Tp 11
Lit !
K. E. 1 I Sec, 20, Tp, XI	
Purl 2 acres „f S. E. II Seo 83Tp.X
S. E, 1-4 Sec, la 	
S, 1-2 of Sec, 4  	
Fr. S. \V. 14 Hec, 3 	
Undivided 1-2 of N. 1-2 of Sec 22,...
That part of S, W. 11 of Sec, 17, lying W. of river, S. W. 1-1 of N. \V.
1-4 of Sec, 17, S. E, 1-4 of N.E.l-l
See, 18, Tp. 3 	
Undivided I-'! of Sec. 15 	
li acres in N. W. curlier, Sec, IS 	
Mission Island 	
W 1-2 See, 19, Tp. 2	
N.W.I I of N. W.M „f S.W. 1-1, Sec,
21, Tp. XI	
Fr. S. AV. l-l Sec. 17, Tp. 35	
Lot Ilil	
Lit 283 	
10 SO
10 00
,54| 2.00
.96: 2.00
.38    2.00
1116.61 2.00
16 2.00
73 2,00
1.22 2.00
2 00
Deputy Assessor, Comox Assessment District,
Cumberland P. O.
Dated at Cumberland, 13. C, September 6th, 1910.
a Year
in  advance
Carrying a full line of the very best
Watches   :
and Jewellery
Also a
The present owner is making lots
of money, but will sell at a sacrifice
on account of
Will sell on the buyers own terms
The building and lot are also for
sale cheap, or will rent on reasonable terms
Full particulars may be learned
by communicating with
•• WM ♦♦
M" The Islander Office
Cumberland, B.C. I
The Song of the Shirt
Made Hood Famous,
THE TALE OF OUR SHIRTS brings nothing
Iut words- of satisfaction to purchasers and hence ourselves.
Another new shipment of 30 dozen Mens Fancy Colored
Shirts, negligee style, plain and pleated fronts, laundered neck
hand and separate and attached cuffs, full she and well made,
in plain or coat style, fast colors in a variety of neat, dainty
and fancy patterns.
These are made hy one of the leading manufacturers in
Canada, and every purchaser feels that the one he has bought
was made expressly for him. Weplaced our order liefore thc
recent advance in material, hence we offer you the same value
at the oldprices, sites from 14 to 17
Prices $1.25 and $1.50
Simon Leiser Co., Ltd.
To  the  printer who
does good work.
Good printing is the
only kind we do, and
our prices are  reasonable
114 acres on Denman Island
immediately opposite Union
Wharf; _ mile sea frontage;
good harbor and good Leacli.
Plenty of good water; creek
and splendid well on property.
The lund has heen logged
ott'. A quantity of good cedar
on the property. A simp ut
$8000.       Apply
Comox, B. C.
Corner Store
Shipment of New Fall Goods
arriving almost eVury day . .
Cumberland &  Union Waterworks Co., Ltd.
Sprinkling will bo alio worl onlv
between lhe hours of 7 tu 8 n.m. nntl
7 to S p.m.
Leaking tups mu*t lit' nltmdwl to.
Any fining.1* or mhlitiniiM to existing
piping must bc  buiicIioned   by  tbo
A. MoKnioiit,
M nun ger.
Barrister,   Solicitor   and
* Notary l'ublic.
The finest hotel in   lh e city
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Oood
Wet Qoods
Best Bread and Beer In Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
As the seasons change, so the progressive
merchants begin to fill their stores with New
3oods. The Fall is rapidly advancing and we
already have a large quantity of Pall Goods
here and on the way.
Now is the time to stook u/t on your Winter Goods, you
hare the advantage of selecting from all new goods, whereas if'
you wttii ull the cold weather fumes, yon will nut hare quite
• ts large an assortment to choose from. Among the latest
goods lo ai'i'tre are ,'■ -
New Flannelettes and Wrapperettee, 12*0 to 35c
White Wool Blankets, 3oo to 9 oo per pr.
White and Orey Flannelette Sheets, in three sizes.
Canadian Wool BlanketB, best quality, S.oo to 8,oo per pr.
36 In. Stripe Flannelette, in vai ions stripes, 15c per yd.
Heal Down Comforters in large sizes, 6.5o, 8.5o to 14.00
New Chenille and Tapestry Table Covers, from 75o up
New Tapestry Curtains, in all colors
Kew Dress Goods, in the latest weaves and colors
New Japanese Silk,27 in. wide, all colors, at 50c per yd.
Ladies' Hand Bugs and Purses, in latest styles and shapes
Ladies' Cravonette & Parametta Rain Coats, latest styles 7.50 up
New Bedspreads, in all sizes and qualities
Special value in Feather and Wool Pillows, at 185 per pr,
Ready-made Sheets from 1.75 pr. Pillow Cases, extra good 30c ea.
Ladies' and Children's Natural Wool Underwear, in all sizes
Children's Apron Bibs, the new style to work.
Wu hare a large stock of Cushion Frills, Coronation Brand, Japanese Gold,
I'rri Lustre, Crochet Silk, Filo Sella tb Roman Vloas for fancy work.
A tariff tintt new stock of Corsets, latest ttylcs,'jtisl arrived,
Xew llnlsj'tir iw.tt, latestshttjtrs, also 7Hes in the latest patterns.
Men's I'll Shunt and Socks in good variety; Heavy undcrmar from **lf>0 to
.i.Oti sail, /Hack Cashmere Socks/or /''all 85c ti' 50c, Fancy Colored Heather Mexican Socks, new patterns      .......
Onr stark of /toots and Shoes is too large for us to enumerate. We have some
splendid values itt these, and they only need to be seen to be appreciated.
We respectfully ask onr patrons to visit our store and see the New Goods for
themselves, as it is impossible for ns i; tpscsfy them all.
May we lake your measure for yonr New Fall Suit or Overcoat ?
AilvortiKenieiiMiiinWUiis tii'iiri 1 cent, I wind,
1 liurae; sli Icily ill iitlviihi.-.
Furniihed Rooms to Let, opposite tho
Wanted —Three Young Pigs; tend prion
•nd particular!. T. A. L. Smith,
Hornby Island. jll)
Two Lii(ht Draft Teams, weight about
HOOlbs. Apply Shopland . Bros.,
Sandwiok. . jll
For S.le—9 Milk C»ws and 3 Heifers
Apply H. H. l'orteus, llanksliaw,
Courtenay. jl8
8 Room.id House and IVuhle Lot for
Sale, cheap; or will rent furnished.
Mrs. Rue.
For S»l«—Oliicken Ranch 3 aores, (Iood
House (recently renovated), 'MO Uyiiit
hens, broodur house and outhousei,
orchard, ru-uI uarden. Apply Mrs.
Hill, oppusite Oi. Huatlntill'H, Coiiuix,
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
The  McClary   Manufactuing  Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
Tho abi vo will hu paid to tho person
givi _ iiiloriuuion winch lends to the
conviction of Ihu party or parties who
shot and killed my man- cult on tho ni .It
of S. pt, 4th, in tho viciui'y of my S. K.
corner post. Address, J. L.wreoce, Ky<
Hay, O.mox, Ll 0.
Notice is horeby given, tint 1 will do'
bo responsible fur any debts contract d
in my num', by my wife, ni nhe h s left
my bed and board witli..itt just ctiune.
Wm. Ellis, Ladysmith, lt (J
Any person or persons wishing to
cut any fallen timber on City Park
Lots tiro nt, liberty to cut and curl
same away for their own use.
Any standing timber must nol be
cut or destroyed.
Any person or persons found dumping garbage or refuse on sume will be
i!y order of the Cily Council.
A. McKinnon,
Cily Olerk,
City Hall, Aug. lOfli, 1910.
. . A I'ine Assortment of China at Moderate Prices . .
Our sloel(  in  nnw eooiplele lt\ nil lln.es of furniture,   Jieds,
.  . .  Springs if. Mnllrosses . .  .
A Una line ofCouchos and Bod Lounices rrom $7.00 to 820.00 NOW ON SALB
You npo specially Invited to call end Inspect om> stock at
The Furniture Store
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.O
Pilsener Beer
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
s== Best on the @oasts==
Pilsener Brewing Co.,    Cumberland. B.C. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, H.C.
WAS t'lUi:il AT (INCE HY
■I'm ii'-A-rivi:s."
Mr II. M,,iv;,(...a:lr. Illsh Con-
ttable ui Uie Province ot Quebec, whs
Uvea nt St. Hyaolntho, thought hn was
-lolnn to bo disabled for life,
a terrible pain In the back kept him
n the houso tuiil under the doctor's
tne for months, N'othtng soemt'il to
Klvo roller
Thou he it-,iii "Kruii-u-tlvcs," tka
famous frull modlolne, Note the re-
"Frult-a-tlvos" cured mo ol ohrotilo
puin In lhe back that wuh so severe
ami I could not drive mv liorse,"
writes Mr. Marohossault.
ir you have Weak Kldnoys and that
Biting Pain In tho Back, by all means
try "Frult-a-tlvos," which Is made of
Bruit Juices.
GOc 11 box. ti for J-'.SO. or trial box,
20c. Al ull dealore, or Irom Fruii-e-
tlves. Limited, ouuwu.
A STANCH teeinlalloi' nml an outlius
luetic lisliei'uiuu hud ii good
stretch ol tho Oeo lu Jit.li iu, nnd
ingagod the services of nn experi id
boatman. Hut night aftor night lie
■nine lim-k wit it iin ompty ciool, und lit
Length dopurtod in disgust,
whon he wns none tho boatman wus
approached and askod liow it wns that
:i fairly exporl  lislieiinun iiud suoh u
i 'ill luck.
"A wool," suid llie man, "he hud
.ine wlmskio, iin ' I too!; Iiim where there
wns line Ilsh,"
That Reminds Ne
ON tho tirst night of ;i uow piece, ti
protty young uctresB udvauced tg
Un- front of tlio stuge Haunting
in an exquisite now eosluuitf. "That
11,11.1 Uuvo cost throe thousund francal"
vinl, audibly, a lady wlm sat witli bor
husband lu tiie front row, "Nn, no—
■inly twenty live liundrod,'1 ha saw, me-
Then lu.' found Iht ■
n liini, ami was silo
Your stoniacli may
not suggest wlmt it
needs when full of
distress, but common
sense   suggests
Abbey's Sail.
25c and COc.
Sold everywhere.
Owing to tho grout heat this
gcoBon a great doa) uf grain will
havo very Bhort straw, making it
hard to handle. If you want a
luuehlno which will save you
money and labor, got tho new aud
Savw ill tke Shaft Straws.   Stocks
tht Sheavti. Operator Rides Machine.
One Nin Dow thc Work of Two.
Ti-rniB:—S35 with order; balance,
note tlO days, Interest 7 p.c.
AN -.lii lawyer lu Paris had Instructed  a  very young client  of liis to
vvoop   ovory   time   he  struck   thfl
desk with liis hand.   Unfortunately, Uio
barristor forgot himself and struck the
>le^k at Uie wrong momont; the ftllout
fell t«. sol,hing ami owing. "What is
the matter with you!*' askod tho presiding judge, "woll, he told mo to cry
i- often as ho struck tho table."   Hero
was t)   nice 1'iviliciiment, 1ml   llie astule
lawyer was equal to ihe occasion, Addressing lho jury," he said: "Well,
getttlcmou, lei mo ask yon how yu
ran rocont.Ho the idea of crime in conjunct iuu with sim-Ii candor and simplicity? I await yonr verdict with the
| mosl, jien'oci confidence,"
[SKK there was
busebull    park
noon," said M
loos that moan, dear?"
"It nutans,'' growled Mr. Cutely,
'that tho local slab artist developed a
lass arm at a critical stage of the game
ml lei the visitors plant bluglos all
ver the lot."
rptLE lady of tho house was a hand
X eomo woman of a mature ordor of
beauty, and when sho had completed hor* toilet sho gazed fondly at
horself in the glass, ami remarked to
her new maid: " You'd give a good deal
to be as good looking as I am, wouldn't you, iiowj" "Yes'm; almost as
much as you would give to bo us young
as 1 ain.'' It is not believed that this
epigrammatic young worn tin will bo
chosen again at tlio expiration of her
present term.
ul tho
\| Us. SOUBRYHiLE had, to a great
Al extent, tho power of concentration, uud became no absorbed
in hor task us to be unconscious of what
was going on around her. Dr. Bonier-
\ ill, told Harriet Martiueau thut ho
once laid a wagor with a friend tbat ho
would abuse Mis. Bumervillo iu a loud
voice tu her faco uud she would tako
notice, and ho did so. Sitting close to
her. he confided to his friend the most
injurious things—that sho rouged, that
nIio woro u wig, aud other such nonsense,
uttered iu a very loud voice, Her
naiightors wore in a roar of laughter,
while tho slandered lady sat placidly
writing, At lust hor husband made u
dead pause utter her name, on whieh
she looked up with un innocent, "Did
you speak to met"
*   *   •
ONE of the foremost lawyers tu Englund is Lord Hulsbury, who was
Lord  Chancellor  in  the   Balfour
Ministry,    A friend tells this story of
his career at the bur..
llo was once arguing a enso on bo-
half of a Welshman, and showed great
knowledge of the principality uud its
'•Como, eome, sold the judge ut last,
■•you know you cannot make yourself
out to bo D Welshman."
"Perhaps not," replied the barrister,
"but I have made a great deal of money out of Welshmen in inv time."
' "Well, then," replied the judge,
"suppose we call you a Welshman by
THE1RE    was    au    ai
uwav"    in    a    cat
ii   a
IK children of an infant school in
Wales are taught very much by
signs. The hand of the teacher
sloped signifies "oblique"; the hund
hold tint, "horizontal"; the hand upright, " perpendicular.'' One of tho
Welsh bishops was preaching one day
in behalf of the school, when, observing several children whispering together, he held his hand upright in a warning manner) moaning thereby to impose
silence, on which almost the whole
school, in tho midst of the sermon,
shouted out, "Perpendicular! "
MAl.'Y   was  a   buxom   country  lass,
and   hor father was an  upright
deacon   in   a   Connecticut   village.
Mary's  plan   of  joining  the   boys  and
girls* in a nutting pnrty was frustrated
bv the unexpected arrival ol' a  number
i' the "bielhron" on their way to con-
eronco, ami Mary had to stay at homo
nd get dinner for her father's clerical
guosts.   Hor already milled temper was
creased by the reverend visitors thoin-
Ives, who sat aboul the stove and in
the way.    One of the  good  ministers
noticed' the  wrathful   impatience, aud,
desiring to rebuke the sinful manifestations,  said,  stonily.   "Mary,  what   do
vou  think will  be your occupation  in
iioll."    "Pretty  much  the same as it
is on earth," she replied; "cooking for
d, musing
use tried iu
Southern court not. long ago.
colored man, charged with stealing a
watch, pleaded uot guilty; and. moreover, ho brought against the complainant a countercharge of assault.
This man, he averred, lunl endeavored
to kill him with an iron kettle.
During cross-examination thero was
quite a flurry, "Dare you to say"-—
demanded tiie attorney, who hud the
negro on the grill—"daro you to say
that mv client uttuckod you with a
"Dnt what he done, sah," said tho
defendant with a nervous gulp.
"With a kettle, eh!" sarcastically
reiterated the lawyer. "That's a line
story for a big. strong follow like you
to impose upon this honorable court!
Had you nothing with which tu
fend yourself?"
"Only de watch, sah," was tho i
wary response, "hut what's a wat
agin' a kettle, sah?"
AX unusual robbery is reported from
Birmingham,   Englund,   roceutly.
A man claiming to represent an
important   firm   in   the   Tinted  States,
culled on Messrs. Cooper, diamond mor-
he was  commissioned
Is.   lie examined a large
ies and finally selected a
he asked to huve parcel
would call  for them at
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When In' liii-l noun tho diamonds wore
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wns about to board u London train,
When nbout to be searched ho handed n
small parcol to tho ilctcctive, saying,
".Thore mi' your diamonds."
It is bolievod thut he was enabled to
sloul Ilu- loose diamonds by secreting
them one ut tt time undor his long linger
nulls. Hi' frequently passed his liniitl
through his hulr and uow and then
roacbed into his pocket with un empty
hund. It is supposed that nt each of
these movements ho stowed away a diamond. The immediate weighing of the
stones l.nl to his capture.
With the Horses
ANEW KNGLAND man who ia much
interested in trotters nnd hus brod
somo good ones writes to com-
plain that in giving the news about the
good three-year-olds thnt ure to figure
in the big stakes for that age beginning
at the Detroit meeting, no mention haw
been made of Chatty Direct, owned iu
Massachusetts and named in the Horsemen $15,000 stake for three-year-olds to
be decided at Detroit, as well as in like
events at Bucalo and Lexington.
The New Kngland man calls attention
to the fact that Chatty Direct trotted
a mile as a two-year-old, better than
'-.11, and wants to know why the other
three year-olds that have been mentioned iu this column are any better than
the daughter of the Director Oenernl.
As to this I can only say that races
are what counts in the case of two-year-
olds. It is true that Chatty Direct
trotted the Lexington track in 2.10%
hist fall, hut she did not race up to
the work, while Native Belle, Colorado,
Eva Bellini, and other two year olds
not only raced well but in every mile
trotted they bent anything they had
done in the training line. The Detroit
race for threo year oldsshould be an unusually interesting one, because us Native Hello is not eligible it promises to
furnish a great contest between the
other three year olds, some uf which
look to be able to bent LM0. Last summer 2.10% was the best heat in thc
three year old Detroit race, nnd that
was faster than trotters of the age
previously had gone in .lulv.
With ii good dry track to help 2.10
should be beaten in the Horsemen
Stake. Anvil, the colt which (leers
wintered ut Memphis, and which worked around 2,18 before leaving for the
Nortli, is one nf the entrants, it should
take a 2.10 or better mile, everything
favorable for fast time, to beat him.
Eva Bellini, on what she has done,
seems certain to be a 2,10 trotter at
Detroit, and while in a general way it
is not reasonable to expect 2.10 colts
in Jul" it should be remembered that
this season the cracks that are in the
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Detroit fixtures have been keyed up
for u hard tight. A $13,000 stake is
ivorth getting u teit ready For, no matter when it is to be trotted, aud my
•juesa is that when Goera and the other
good colt handlers come uu the truck ut
Detroit their pupils will be truiued to
the minute and will go ubout us good
miles ns any they will show later iu the
campaign. Lust year Nancy McKorron
was as goou at Detroit as auywhore,
aud her second heat iu 2.10l/j gave the
lilly a standing among tho high class
three year old trotters that a considerably faster mile later in the season
would not have furnished, becuuso iu
October Cxurevmi, Soprano, aud Baroness Virginia were beating 2.10 every
time they took the word.
Allerton's death occurred nt the
Hopper farm iu Iowa, the old horse
simply toppling over when he uo longer
could stand. Like a good many other
bor808, he "died standing.''
As to Allerton's greatness, both as
ti trotter and a sire, thore can be no
questlou. llo was as game a trotter as
his duy produced, nnd the speed tpies
tion is settled by the fact that he wae
the Ilrst entire horse *o boat 2.10 to
high wheels, and his fi.OQV. murk is the
hest by a stallion to the hiteh, barring
only the 8,08% of Palo Alto, made two
mouths after Allerton Imd beaten 2.10.
Ity renson of being the stable companion of Axtcll, when both were colts,
Allerton was overshadowed by the oth
cr horse, which was champion two year
<dd trotting stallion and at three chum
pion of ull stallions and ages,
As a matter of fact Allerton wns a
pretty good colt trotter, John llnssoy
now well known as a trainer, had
charge of him as a two year old, nnd
gave him all his work, driving him
in races as well, no that when Williams,
the owner of Allerton, look the nag in
hand he was it made trotter and 1 always have credited Hussey with a good
part of success of tho horse, just as Ben
Kenney, who made Nancy Hanks and
raced her to a mark oi about 2,1-1,
should be given cYedit for much that
Nancy wus able to do later on.
It is not a certainty that racing
will end on the New York tracks when
the new Agnew-T'erkins laws go hi to
eiVect on Wept. 1, at least that is the
Information that comes to us from a
reliable source. When the various track
owners met on Thursday to discuss the
steps to be taken, several racing associations expressed a willingness to go
ahead with the original schedule pending a test of the new laws tn the
lt is understood tlmt the rcprosontu-
tlvoa nf the Coney island Jockey Club
which are scheduled to race twelve dnys
in the early part of September did not
favor this plan with much enthusiasm,
whereupon it was suggested that the
Sheepshond Bay dates might be as-
sinned by the Saratoga Boeing Assncin
tioti, which would extend tho meeting
uf the Spa until September lu. in that
event it was pointed out thai the Futurity and Other rich stakes eould be run
nil' up state aiul that test cases mighl
he brought  in Saratoga County.
If this plan could not be carried out
it was suggested that the Belmont Park
mooting iu Nassau City could be
brought forward to fill the dates already allotted to tho Coney Island
.loek'ey Club, after which Gravesend
could go ahead, followed by meetings
at Jamaica and Aqueduct that would
wind up the local senson on Nov. 1, or
perhaps enrlier.
In justice to the horsemen who have
remained loyal to the Jockey Club it
was shown that a definite plan of action
should  be  made known  nut  later  than
Aig, 1, so that it was decided to close
the gates a month litter so turfmen
could make their arrangements to go
The racing associations, it is understood, have been legally advised that
the new law prohibiting so-called book-
making with ur without writing docs
not prevent individual, bottiug which is
going on orally ut the present timo.
Por that reason tho ruciug associution
feel confident thnt if betting orally is
pronounced logal by the courts they
cannot be hold criminally liable tor
speculation that mny take place among
individuals inside the race courses,
Kmincnt legal authorities whu have
been consulted say it is nut a crime to
make a bot. It is ulso urgued that
when tho Agnew rorkins measures were
up for (luul passage their sponsors
made it clear that the legislation was
not aimed at tho private bettors. On
lhis point depends the future of racing iu this state and it is said the
track owners intend to mnko a hard
fight to have it legally established.
Horses are placing mankind daily
Under obligations to thom. suvs Sec-
rotary IVrshing, of South Bend, hid.,
lluinnua Society, but how cruelly ami
ihoughtlessly .are they repaid by'those
who are most itidebtod to them. A
horse is a noble animal; putieiit, kind-
hearted, self siteritlcing, willing tu
work till he dies iu his' trucks, uncoiu
plaining; a lover of kind treatment,
and who is willing to work a whole
lifetime with no other compensation
than his bed and board.
Cf thc many things which make the
daily life of'a horse miserable, two
are blinders and the tight check-rein,
the worst parts of a horse's harness,
Very many people believe that they
ure part and parcel of a horse and that
he would not be a horse without them.
Thc mujority of horses could readily
dispense with" blinders, and all eould
if thoy hnd uovor been invented.
Blinders were first used by a noble
mnn iu Kngland to hido u defect ou
his horse's heud und later they were
found excellent locutions for the displaying uf his eoat of arms.
A horse's head was uovor intended
for blinders, for his eyes are so set in
his head that he eau see behind him
without turning his head uud, of course,
the blinders deprive him of seeing the
very things he should see for his own
siifely as well as his driver's. A horse's
eye is a beautiful object, aud it is a
..bame to covor it.
Whenever I see a mun driving a horse
Hard and soft corns both yield to
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en them by using Mother Clrnves'
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Maetraal, aayal
"A konid
rssh came out til mer tsj tabi*t liet tod
spread until it had totally cowed his scalp.
It wu Uritatinf snd painful, ud caused
tht lillle on hours at saffetlof. Wt tried
•otpt ud powders tod ttlses, hot he tot
no better. He reined hit food, got quite
thit sod wort, tad wu reduces) to t eery
serious condition. I wu tdeised to try
ZamBulc, tnd did sa ll wu wonderful
how It seemed to cool ud cut tht child's
burning, painful skin. Zam-Buk from tbe
very commencement seemed to go right to
tbe spot, tnd tht pimples tad tores tnd the
irrituloa grew lets tad lost. Within t
few weeks BIT bthy't skla Wat healed
completely, lit hu now act t tract of
rash, ar enptlon, or taenia, oc horning
tort. Hot only so, bat cured of the tormenting skla trouble, bt bta tnprond la
general health.*
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Tomnimrorprke.lteaaerort,.!* Aeantlteura
frr all jbtt dlaetam can, barua, aea., end far piles.
without blinkers 1 tihvHys feel like
stopping htm ninl slinking htiiids witli
him. A horse's hetid is the best pnrt
of him uud should huve on it us-tittle
hliruess us possible.
Another instrument nl' torture to the
liorse is Ibe tight ehei'k rein. It is responsible for poll evil, nbeesses, sprung
kuees, paralysis uud disorders nf the
brain und mgBclos, It spoils his apppar.
ance nntl detrne.ts from his free and
graceful movements.
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Hill WlLritll): Tbo KGiitloitiun Ilt tin. buck of tlio hall litis askod mc about
tbo tariiV. I shall bo vory ploiiM'il u* answer tbe gentlonmn's ouory. I notice
that my friond in tbo back of the ball is smoking a oi^ur That, as wo ull
know, is ua ovldonco of prosperity, sm-li bus boon tho marvelous progroBs uf
tbis great uud glorious west, since niy government camo into power, thai aay
men may, ut will, smoke cigars, instead of tho bomo*growu pipe tobacco, the
fragrance of whieh lingers in my boyhood's memory.
The gentleman ut the back of the bul) is even more thuu ordinarily blessed,
for I perceive thut the cigur bo is smoking is a 11UCK-KYH. It is ono of those
extraordinary dispensations of Providence tbut you, my fellow 1'amidians iu this
great and glorious country, uro enabled to enjoy the privilege of obtaining the
BUCK-EYE ut tbo ordinary price. And if I needed proof of the discommont of
my able friend ut tho back of tbe bull, if I needed an illustration of his ability
to pick out tbe salient points of any subject under discussion, if I were to ask
for the reason wby be hus become so prosperous, so independent, so fur-sighted,
so clear of vision—I should point to hia choice of tho BUCK-KYK, Such keenness
of perception, Hiich admirable judgment, warrunt me in tho expression of the
belief that so long as my government shnll bo in power, so long us ,1 shull be
Bpared to direct the destiny of tbis glorious young nation, so long as tbe sturdy
pioneers of these vast wostem provinces display such splendid qualities of judgment us are evinced by my friend in the bRtk of the hull, 1 look forward to tbe
time wben tho teoin'iug population of theso illimitable pruiries shall be as
I rosperous, as happy, us independent and us fortunate us my favored friend in
the back of the hall—wben, under tho guidance of Providence and tbe stimulation of my government, every mnn, womuii, und child throughout these vast
regions will be iu a position, if they so wish, to choose the BUCK-EYE for their
after-dinner cigar.
P.S.—Not only Sir Wilfrid, but evory visitor to the West cannot
but notice the remarkable popularity of the BUCK-EYE,
the best ten-cent cigar on sale to-day.
51 THE ISLANDER, ('! Mlii
Hook Worm of Industry
Uy Harrington Emerson
T'HE poor white trash of tho Southern
BUton and tbo listless negroes
* have long beeu u byword, but we
suddenly tlml uut that all these people,
wltito and dark, are ulllieted with a pUl
Mite, the hook worm, which saps thoir
vitality, iateiiially Slowly bleeds thou
strength uway.
The remedy is not schools, aor churches, nur tbe suppression of the suloou,
aor tho streuness of lhe task in us ton-
all excellent device*; the remedy ia the
elimination of thu purasito. After tbis
initial betteruienl, llie principles of education, of religion, of tenipernuee, of
stimulus, may be confidently applied,
American organisation for operation,
whether gn vein mental (army, uuvy,
oivil), whet lier state or municipal,
whether' Industrial or commercial,
proves pit investigation to be Inefficient,
often disgracefully so, llie ellicieucy of
tlu< output of men of militia age of the
•OUUtry us u whole being not more titan
ft per cent., the otlieieiu-y of uso of materials being not more than 00 per cent.,
the ellicieucy of equipment, facilities,
avornglng not 30 per cent. These in-
efficiency statements can be verified
from the facts, by uny competent expert, ns readily as aa assayer cuu di.pli-
■uie the assay of an ore sample.
Our material resources aro uusurpass-
ud, our workers uro intelligent, ambitious, versatile; our equipment, from
farm lands to office buddings, from
typewrite™ up to Mallet compounds and
down (igaili lo telephones, is lavish; yet
it is all depreciated by aa equally Stupendous inelliiiency. The principles of
ellicieucy are simple, are plain, ure ole
nieiitnry; lliey have been accepted and
practiced empirically for a few million
years since liio began ou our planet; yet
in inuderii America, we llunader in our
productive operations, as hopelessly put j
back in the running us (lie hook warm
victim of the .Soutb.
What is tbis insidious disease Uut
wastes our resources of materials, of
tin ma u potentiality, of equipment Hint
prevents the application of ellicieucy
principles even as the existence of the
book worm prevents the application of
principles of human well being.
The Industrial book work disease is
defective organisation,
An nir cunipressor, forcing hot and
squealing uir, and a vacuum pump softly
coaxing cooling uir, me one and tbo
some machine working on the same
eyclo in opposite directions. Witb a
Tory few simplu changes the compressor
cuu be changed into the vacuum pump,
Bo with a very few small chuuges a disastrous form of organisation can be
turned into a benefit form.
lu primtivo times, with that fatuity
and perversity which accountably characterizes so milch that is human, we
turn to tho left when we ought to have
turned to the right. Having two forms
of organization to choose from—only
two, the destructively offensive aud
tbo constructively defensive—wo choose
for our*Industrie) organization tbe destructively offensive typo, und it does
uot work out, nover can and never will;
while we ought to hnve chosen the constructively defensive type of orguniza-
tion, hlone suited to productive upbuilding.
The two types of orgnnziiition ure us
old us life, nre therefore fur older than
Immunity, ami we huve had to accept
them us part of our inheritance just
as wc accept the necessity of assimilation, of elimination, of reproducing, of
breathing. Hut there is no more reason
. adhering industrially to the destrue
ra i^e.
tive type of organisation, sinco we have
learned tbut tlte otber is better, than
there is in adhering to puck teams aiul
ox carts after tbe railroad and automobile have been perfected.
To bring out clearly the radical differences between tbe two types of organization, in spirit, iu elfecliveness,
and in methods, we select two primitive
examples, one a plant and the other un
animal, The plant trusts to the generous, often enthusiastic corporation of
forces outside of itself and it therefore
draws strength of wide ami unlimited
The mammal trusts to thc occn-
'ultra grudging, co-operation of
powers identical iu kind with its own,
theroforo of limited scope. The path-
H ii tier tli rough primeval forest is impressed with the luxuriant wealth and
profusion uf plant life—trees, al their
best,, 100 feet high: is impressed with
tbo comparative paucity, pettiness,
transiteduoss of animal life, whose largest jungle representative is ihe elephanl,
twolvo feet high and living at mosl a
few hundred years. Plants trust all
nature and drnw help from everywhere;
animals trust none but their kiud aud
grow through destruclion, Even tlml
typo of all tbat is silly and innocent,
the BUOOp, will destroy in a few years u
millennial  pasture  range.
The wild rose bush exemplifies the
defensive, upbuilding type, uf organization, The rose stems ure covered wilh
sharp thor ub so that the dol lea to (lowers may md be plucked und destroyed
by wanton creatures who might just ns
well be browsing on t^rass or leaves,
but the color nml perfume of the blossoms attract lbo bees, beetles, butter-
flics', and ninths who in return for an
eflicieacy reward, tbo honey, cross-fortil
iZO the plants. The petals fade and
drop, the seed receptacle, nn Inconspicuous green, swells and grows. When ripe,
the leaves that hid it fall away; it appears red, a tempting rose-apple to bird
tbnt plucks it, tu mammal that finds it
dropped, but the cradle of tho seeds l~
so protected that tho rose babies escape
to grow and flourish where they full.
Tho rose relies on defensive upbuilding
orguniza tion, culling on water, nir,
wnrinfb and light, earth, insects, birds
and mammals, each taking u part, all
helping the rose to dot the western
Roosevelt gives us tbo othor picture
when he describes the African baboons
who nre organized for offense, for do*
struct Ion:
"The baboons were very numerous
around this camp, living both among
the rocks and in tbo tree-tops. They
are hideous creatures. They ravage tho
crops and tour open new-born lambs to
get nt lho milk inside tbem; and whero
the nutives nre timid nnd unable to
harm them they become wantonly snv-
ape nud aggressive und attack und oven
kill women nml children.    In Uganda
a nut ive chief to como to bis village
nud shoot tho baboons, us they had just
killed two women, badly bitten severul
children, und caused such u reign of terror that the village would be auandoued
if they wero not killed or intimidated.
Ho himself saw tho torn nud mutilated
bodies of tho dead women; und ho stayed in tho .village a woek, shooting so
many baboons that tho romniudor woro
quite cowed,"
Baboons do not act alone, but in bauds
with leaders, with sentinels posted. Uu-
boons, wolves, wild dogs, ami primitive
man aro thoroughly organized for offence nnd destruction. It is because
tho object is offence uud destruction
that evil characteristics ure most, prominent—arbitrariness, irresponsible oxer \
dso of power, harshness, cruelty, with,
anarchy ull along tlio line.
Some strong male, differing uot iu
kiud but merely in degree from his Iel
lows, bus fought his wny to tho top,
is given allegiance, bused partly on
fenr, partly on self-interest. He dele
gates power, or each lower rank of
followers usurp power, ami this results
in anarchy nil along tho Hue,
Aro wo now writing ot the African
baboons, of the wolf puck, of tho paleolithic war chief, of the neolithic hunting, foraging, plundering, filibustering
chief, of the enterprising New Vork
Madagascar trader, of the respectable
Kliode Island slave and rum trader and
privateer; or nro we writing of Rooao-
volt's lund and murine experiences ns
a Rough Wider with the United Btatos
army aud navy; or nre we writing of
the shops uf (he great industrial incorporations, uf the operation and maintenance of our railroads? It is nil one and
the sumo thing, as they are all victims
of u common type of organisation rest
ng on the same prluciploB—indlvidunl
arbitrariness at the top, usurped and
delegated power down iho line, anarchy
Modern men have lost the faugB und
the cruel bauds of thv baboon; iu them
also his savage, cruel instincts are soft
oiiod. Modern sou captains are aid. such
monsters of cruelty as Henry Morgan,
modern generals ure not as ruthless us
Oaeflar. Attilu, Genghis Khun, Tilly, or
even Napoleon. Men, thoroughly good,
conservative, upright men, with every
grout up-building instinct, are happily
at the hend of most of our great Institutions) they aro infinitely better than
lhe destructive organisations through
which they nre compelled to work, knowing no other; but the old danger is always Intent. We who know could (HI
volumes with modern illustrntions of the
ever out-cropping evils duo to the destructive typo of organization,
Hl'DYARO   KIPLING, writing
The Car" this week, makes
some interesting remarks ou the
necessity    of    protecting    aeroplanists
from  tbe  effects  of  u   full,  and   puts
forward tha novel suggestion that they
should wear air inflated suits.
After commenting on the tragic death
of the Hon. «'. B. Rolls, he proceeds to
set out bis plan in detail,, illustrating
it   with   several   pen und -ink   drawings,
"I suggest," writes .Mr. Kipling, '
helmet of rubber intlnted on tho crown
id' tlio head and around the back ami
over the collar bunes—the whole no
not  bu  muc.   heavier  than  u   wick'
work singlestick musk.   What you want
is tho protection of (he neck against a
backward   or   forward   wrench.       The
height of the padding on the shoulders
ought to cushion off the worst of the
sideways  wrench  and  the  rubber,  being   moderately   thick,   acts   us   slight
protection against bits of broken stays
ami things.
"Uut the main thing would be to give
tho spinal cord u chance not to In
snapped, and to protect tho dome of the
bead from fracture. You would have
to mnke the rolls under the chin pretty
thick, so Hint the head could be driven
down ou to them without, too mueh
"Hack and pelvis protectors are different propositions, and 1 doubt if men
would care to wear them, and I do not
think luucu of Spanish pleaders' boots
for protecting the bones of the legs.
"But it looks to me," concludes Mr.
ipliug, "as if the head, neck, and
shouldor bones, being vital, could be
given sumo sort of protection, if only
for that fraction nf a second which
turns an irretrievable smash into nothing worse than a horrid jar. What do
the experts say/"
Breaded Chicken
Secretary of Btate Kuonig, of Now
York, says the average daily receipts
now for automobile licouses under the
Callan law aad also from chauffeurs'
applications amounted to moro than
♦pjOOO, Nearly one hundred clerks are
kept busy attending to tho rush of
mail. Basing his estimate ou tho moneys received now, Mr. Koonig believes
that the State will rocoivo moro than
tl}000,00Q yearly under tho fallan law.
'#    *    #
Tho Select men of Brooklino, Mass.,
have purchased llvo more motor curs
for municipal use, making ten in all
bought by the town fathers within a
short time. 'I'he lust live will bo used
for the hoad6 of tho various town departments.
Milwaukee tnkos nbout 00 to "ft per
cent, ot ull curs sold in the State ot
Wisconsin and it is conservatively estimated that the year shows a salo of no
less than 4,780 to ,\iwn cars iu the
llndger metropolis.
• • •
11 is well in selecting maps to choose
those which nro ou u scale sufficiently
large to show elenrly all tho bywuys,
for it frequently happens that tho
beauty sputs in any locality ure only to
be reached by abandoniug the larger
and more important thoroughfares.
#    »    •
The good-roajls cause in the Mt. Po-
como region of Pennsylvania Iiub' been
given n decided boost by tho donation
of $10,000 by a well-known advocate
of the movement. Tho money will be
devoted to building n new road botwoen Bcranton uud Stroudsburg.
America bids fair to bo well represented nt tho Oood Roads Congress,
which opens in Brussels the cud of tbis
month. Representatives are either on
their wuv or preparing to start from
tho A. A. A., tho A. (J. A., tho United
States Office of Public Roads, tho Touring Club of America and from a number
of States.
Nearly all of the depurtment stores
of Rending, Pa,, huve adopted nutomo-
liiio delivery, the breweries nre using
the delivery truck almost exclusively,
and the City Council is laying plans
for next year, when somo of the fire
companies will be equipped with the
combination chemical automobile
truck. ,
This has been the biggest year iu the
automobile industry that Milwaukee
uud tho Stnte of Wisconsin hnve ever
experienced. The totnl number of licenses now in effect is more than 13,00Q
or a gain of nearly 7.860 during the lust
year. This means that practically !■*,-
000 cars are now iu the bunds of owners
iu Wisconsin, licenses in this State being perennial.
foes not contain Alum
i, after  it
into four
Cnininghame hnd onco bcen nsked by | ment or o drop or two of oil.
Gut a small spring ch
line been cleaned and dn
pieces; dust with salt ami pepper nnd
dip them in u beaten egg, to which you
have udded u tablespoonful Of Water,
and dust thoroughly with fresh broad
crumbs, which must not be browned.
Place the pieces in a baking pan, bone
side down, und run into a quick oven
until 0 golden brown. This will take
about forty minutes. People wdio have
been uccustomed to fried chicken will
Ihink this vory nice. Dish neatly nml
serve wilh cream sauce.
For supper, servo with thom either
corn bread or milk biscuit. Hor lunch,
greon peas, nicely cooked and daintily
it is suid Hint the driver of one of
tho cars in tho Clliddeu tour has fallen
heir to a fortuno of $1,600,000.
#    *    #
Plans nre being considered for the
orection of an extensive motor-cur factory at Dos Moines, [own.
It is not advisable to lubricate fibre
hand brakes, but if they should become noisy a little grouse makes a better silencer than oil.
»   •    •
Motorists of Mercer County, Pn.,
hnvo organized the Mercer County Automobile Club, which begins its exist-
once with nearly 200 chartor membors.
Wbnn a brake nppronches the limit
nllowed for adjustment, hnvo tho blocks
renewed. If a squcnk develops in the
brakes, the trouble should bo looked for
in the drums, which may need readjust-
Consul Albert Halstead, of Birmingham, Mug., writes thnt a mutur trades'
associution intended to include prac
tically all the manufacturers of automobiles and automobile accessories in
tho United Kingdom nnd bona fide
agents for the same, is in process of
formation, the purpose of which is to
prevent concessions being mnde to purchasers from the list prices of the trade.
The South Bend, Ind., police deport
motit will havo a new, motor patrol
wagon. The contract price is $4,8o0.
This is the tirst stop iu tho installation
of motor apparatus iu both police and
the depart monts. Tho power vehicles
will be purchased as fust ns needed in
Hoth departments.
Automobile struw rides arc Washington 'h new hot weather fail. Two
gasoline trucks of high power were
seen on tho Wnshiugtou-Bultimore
pike recently on their wny to the
Monumental City. The usual quota of
cowbells, watermelons and frolicsome
girls woro aboard.
The Automobile Club of Buffalo has
awarded tbe contract for tho construction of the country clubhouse of the
organization. The country homo is to
be locuted on tho main rond from Buffalo, nenr tho village nf Clarence. The
building is to be 184 feet long and two
stories high. The estimated cost of the
property and building is $50,000,
The burenu of tours of tbe Automobile Club of America has called the attention of membors intending to tuke
their cars abroad to the necessity for
adequate notice in advance of sailing
dates. At least ten days' notice shuuld
be given to enable tint foreign depart
ment of
YOU cannot bake pure food with an alum baking
powder. Alum is a dangerous acid that cause*
certain injury to health. It causes indigestion and
disorder? of the heart; and wrecks the nervous system.
Food scientists everywhere1
condemn alum as an unwholesome chemical, unfit for
use in any food preparation;
MAGIC makes pure, delicious, light Breacl, biscuits
and pastry, insuring healthful
home baked
a medium
priced baking
powder and ^^^^^^^
the only well-known one
made in Canada that does
NOT contain alum.
Made in Canada Ful1 PoUnd C*™* 25c'
E. W. Gillett Co. Ltd. Toronto, Ont.
FPFF /Ttnif  ROTW   »r«»l.««»"ir...i.rf..-=pro(M.aicC«)kB«.k.».jM™««l.da™u
I 1\LaLa V/UV/n  DWIV   on portal card toi thU ..luabl. lilllo book .ill bo maiM fro. a. .bar,..
I No. 308
the   bureau  to give effective
With the coming of summer there
hns beon a considerable increase in Ihe
business of the Stato Motor Vehicle Department of Now Jersey. Mnny cases
of alleged violation uf tbo law comes
under iis notice, and lii disposing of
theso it has its bauds full. Several
I ico ii SOS havo been revoked fur reckless
driving and more may be.
caused all
hunt ion of
\  big discussion bus bee
'r the country by the dl
official that  automobiles are eons-
ing race suicide in Kansas. The con
:-i.mis of opinion appears to be Hint it
is not so much tho motor car us it is
KunFnu' exceptional prosperity- Ihnt
has frightened the stork—for (lie stork
is notoriously wary of riches.
The Bridgeport (Ct.) Board of Po
lico Commissioners has issued orders tn
arrest violators of tho Slate mnfller
bim what made it move. He couldn't
tell. There you have a form of motion
thut we don't know anything about—
we don't know what it is,
"And so. there is yot to bo a discovery of u domain iu the motion of the
ether, something thut wo shull bo able
to curry on wires to great distances,
and that, perhaps, will afford us power,
but I cannot guess what it jvill be.''
Turning to life us it is, Mr. Jldison
liad much to say about electric inventions, motors nnd Hie conduct of personal health. He dues not believe in
exercise, lle dues not believe in a
.limited diet.
" I don't believe in exercise, aside
from that entailed by a man's or a woman's occupation," no declared.
"Considering the human body as a
dynamo, it takes iu enough fuel to supply its need in the ordinary discharge
of its occupations.
" People don't know how to fpcd the
human dynamo; they are killing themselves by overeating. They eat because
it gives them pleasure. Considering
the human body in tho light of a dynamo again,'if they were to eat just enough to food it properly ami keep it
going rignt tbey would eal about, one-
third of the quantity that they out now.
" f out just enough to keep mv weight
conBtant, If 1 find that I am falling off
ni weight I increase my eating. I don't
bellovo lhat there is any such thing as
bruin fund. 1 eat everything. J don'l
restrict my diet, except in point of quail
lily. I eat very little—four or live
ounces to n meal—nnd I eat any time I
fool hungry, f got my meals regularly,
but if I do not feel hungry I leave the
(able without eating.
"I sleep six hours a day uud sleep ul
any time nnd ut nny place—I could
sleep iu a boiler factory if 1 wns
M. EDISON hus again been talking
at largo and, as usual, he is interesting. Ho is haunted by the
idea that we arc on tho eve of discovering n new power tn be drawn front othor
—a power which will cause us greut a
revolution ns electricity did. To nn in
terviewer from tho New Vork World, he
"There nre many forces at work
around us, but wc shull not find them
unless something happens that will re
venl them to one ot our flvo senses.
Something will have to hnppen to agi-
tato or excite this force and transform
it into light, or heat, or some other
manifestation thnt we ran understand
through our sonses,
"Thero are any numbor of iindulu
tions in tho other right hero in this
room but what they are wo don't know.
To illustrate our ignorance, once when
dining with a learned physiology professor of the University nf Berlin, [ wig
glod my  forefinger 'nt him and nsked
UPPER CALIFORNIA is the homo of
a tree that has puzzled botanists.
It is a pine which will grow only
mar tho sea const, lis growth is Blow,
nnd it does not. attain to great size.
'Die strange thing nboul it is thai
here are, to all nppoaraucc, in surmount
ildo tlifllciiltios in the way of (he per
i'i'i uat ion  of  the  species,     Harper's
Weekly states tnat some specimens of it
xist in Kew Hardens, Kngland. They
have  been carefully examined  by com
fetit authorities, und all admit thut
ihe tree presents a problem nnliko
any l hi tig  elsewhere   met   with.
The pine produces at regular inter
Vols tile usual cones, eotituiiiings seeds,
but, strange to say, the cones nro so
thoroughly protected that the seeds ean
nut be released. The cones uro hard
and tighly closed) and have strong over
lapping scales.
Mure extraordinary still is the fact
that tho pine, after producing its nl
most Invulnerable cones, keeps them
Imagine on its branches year afler year.
Unless through some peculiar accident
lhe seeds would apparently remain at
(ached tn the parent free forever. Many
of the cones ou the trees iu Kew Car
dens huve been there for yenrs, ns i<
shown bv the size of the brumhes und
the formation of tbe bark.
If has beeu found that the seed vessels
which this tree so powerfully retains
are so well protected that it requires
a strung knife, with tho assistant f
a heavy hummer, to cut the cone into
Sections. No ordinary conditions of
temperature can make a cone open.
The following is tho only explanation
yel nlforcd that seems to liavo any de
greo of plausibility. The Bpcclos may
be perpetuated by (Ire. One who has
studied tho tree asserts that nothing
but the intense heat nf a forosf fire
could compel tho cones lo release their
seeds. It has boob found Hint under tbe
In flu OH CO of inteiioe heat they crack
open and thc seedn full out uninjured.
rplIKKK is nn old belief thut crickets.
X locusts, and other insects give
warning nf the coming of extreme
ly warm weather by Uie unusual clamor
they make nt night. As u mutter of
fuel, they chirp because it is warm. A
certain young man told recently of a
discovery thnt he made Inst summer,
bused on the chirping uf the crickets.
He noticed, of course, thai the hotter il
was tho fastor they chirped; the cooler
it was the .slower "they chirped, und he
conceived the ideu of making tbem
serve as u sort of thermometer,*- Having
counted the number of chirps made by
a cricket one night, he looked ut a ther
momotor'and round that it marked (ii
degrees. The cricket hud chirped ten
times in a minute. Ky noticing it night
after night be arrived nl a regular rule,
which is that for everv degree above 04,
the cricket chirps five times. When it
chirps thirty times in a minute, there
fore, you will tttnl the IhermotiiOter
marking 70 degrees. What queer ways
some peoplo huve \>f nmusing Ihem
THERE are already between 800,000
and 000,000 people actually receiT-
tng old-age pensions in Great Brit
. Pensions are now to bo extended
paupers, and ou January 1st there
will be about 240,000 aged "uupers
walking to the post olliee for their five
shillings a week iu addition to the
eight hundred thousand udd receiving
aid now. The total of Britniu's ohl
nge pension bill will thus be in the
neighborhood of $55,000,000 a your.
U. Kellogg's Dysentery tlor
inpoundod specially to combat
cholera   morbus  uud  ull   in
disorders' thnt change   of"
Dr. J.
dial is ci
fla m mat H ^	
food nr water may set up in the sto
uch umi intestines. These complaints
are mure common iu summer thun in
winter, but they ure not confined to the
warm months, as undue Justness of the
bowels may seize a man ut any time
Sush a sufferer will find speedy reliot
in this Cordial.
D" (JOLTS arc usually associated with
bygone days, but they still figure
in Maryland navigation. A few
nre even being made today, This dugout is fhe Chesapeake canoe of Ihe Kastern Shore oy sternum. It is made by
placing three pine logs side by side nml
fastening Ihem together with wooden
pins. Theu the inside is dug out with
an ndza uud the outside similarly shaped. Tiie result is a nou-siiiknble cralt,
with bow nnd stern alike, lhat is rigged
witli two sails und sometimes a "jig
ger" as well. From those boats the
oysters are taken up with tongs. When
the oystor season is ovor theso canoes
ate painted and nquatla race are indulg
oil in by (he oystermon.
TIIKIIK have been so manv ship
wrecks 'oi the islands of tho
Southern Ocean between fhe Meridian of the Cope and Australia thut
depols of food nml clothing have been
established on manv of the more import
anl Islands. On ' Hug Island, Cro/et
Oroup, there is u but near the landing
place where t..e French war vessel \a\
Mourtho left a ton of presorved boof,
half n ton of biscuit, three-quarters of n
bundied weight     of    sardines    in    oil.
twoniv hlanaets. fifteen pairs of hi «
anil trousers, ull cnrefully packed, te
gether wjih two spears, two hatchets,
and some cooking utensils.'* Al Possos
Slon Island and muii\ nther islands there
ure similar depots, and nearer New Zen
land there are several such sanctuaries
for castaways. Similar depots have
also been established on Vancouver 1-
bind at Capo Beale Lighthouse nnd Car
mnnn) Ijignlhonsp. Hntb England nnd
Prance, indeed, have vied with nue an
olher In recent years in nllevinting the
misfortunes of castaways on tho doso-
late islnnds of the Southern Ocean and
ther lonely ROUS.
When   stopped   by  a   constable   at
Harlesdon (Kng.., a woman who was
walking in the sireets in her night at-1
tire done.ribed lieifielf ns.Tonn of Are.
A short time ago a fow question along
the line of the oue nt the beginning of
this story were sent to a few of the
prominent trainers nud drivers. Some
of the answers received wero in the
negative, several of the trainers stat
ing very emphatically that there was
no horse iu sight ut this timo thut bail
n chance tu lower Dan Hutch's records.
Among the men holding tbis opinion nre
John Dichcrson, James Ilogun, Mike
Bowermun and George Castle. Tom
Murphy said tho questions were too dif
lieuli lor him lo ha /.anl any guess
Nearly nil of them sin to that Miner
Heir is the fastest horse now training,
and udtir't that he if anv horse, has this
el ce.
Ouriug the past winter. Minor licit
bus rested, grown big and strung, lie
seems to be iu aabsolutoly perfect con
dltlon, and both in looks and in spirit
does not seem tike the same liorse that
was taken to tho fnrm n venr and n
half ago. What he will do in HMO
remains to lie seen, but the consensus
of opinion is lhat with good luck us tn
weather' and truck conditions. Minor
Heir will win new laurels and will curry
home with him this full at. least the
world's unpneed record, aud perhaps
some Of tlic other murks now held bv
his illustrious stable mate.
nml nii> iwiriiiil.ittlliiiDti inomjitly
ii mte, i>li-iiNirit, anUwpUo llu[m.«t.
l iiifirHt.fi (<> mhI nf ii.nii.1,.. tn-Ai
iiKiiiiiifoniiiitiK. JUmromovuMfl
MnohN mult hh irolliv. «,.,,„, ^^^
wwpinir ulni'w i I.i-hIh eiitn, hoi-uh.
wmiritlNj riilwffi  VmHi-om. Vein*
* uiQOMjo, Dfanxweiouru kihum
mm »|iminn. Tiiki'Hiiiit «itn-in-!4.iuu.
IlillniiiTiuti Imi—f.(<iim Ihi .«,,
pnntrouUoa tftn&rttpttirog liroii
hi'^i1 "f'J y.'nn*-im n*t itay or
bight w« Med mntavoi >■ known
remedy f«r tliu ii-i>iii>i,.-nl,u<,..i-
ovi'ii Kant Unmwmnr niiLr.uiivhuii
f»|de uf MISIUUUM , ,!U.
JiiwlHH'iniMil hj nitii.ii,iruiM.lt)i thi.
intniMfirilv.nhiiMHrritliurflK mi muni
MM ntid hM not mUTitmI from nuin
«nm thf< mwind nr third H|i|>lft-iiUi>ri.
tiio mini *era nnrn uid prom-
lneiit-*t thin UmO Hlnioxt IiivIhIM.'
with tprr littleinrpllitiif. fitfilf H^noil n mini. !■•, IiiiMUm
tu n.-tr tin- imiiIi m | mu vx|>iTn-i IL Wi< Kindly i in.....
HUM It to nur ono who mny pitTer In Ilka itmiiin-r."
Sj.Ii' iiiiiI |.h'ii'iiiit i" uw—j|iii< Uy iiiiM.thc.) Inid nkln,
liNivltiit It dry mid ch-nn. RwnfU tiki* III" RbOVO ttinkn
ffiiili iimiHs-'Mn.. Auk yonr iirli.li I mix iil.i.ut II. 1'rlOi.
$]w* ..*., IU.UU8 of. hotl.it nt dniKKMn or • I■ >iv.t.*I
frwilt IFtrM.   Mrtmifitflnn-d only hy
W. F. VOUNG. P. 0. F.,210 Temple St., Springfield, Mm.
lYIAltfl. Uf,,, Menlmla rmnifhn itfi-nli.
41m hrakhwl k. *AHm ROLK 4 WmK IU, HfaidM.
rim miQHU num * iiikmhu ro.. «i.ti.iPMt j, w
fvyi u4 HMBtlUO* MUM, t1»„ Ltd.. liMuitr, tiik isi.AKnrcn, cuMnunuNn, n.c
REVOLVERS & AMMUNITION     -     -      -     -
T. E. BATE   •
PHONB   31 {
Capital $5,000,000 Reserve 15,700,000
OF eANftDft
Dnafta luwd In »ny currency, payable all over tha world
hlghaat currant rataa allowed on depo.lt* of VI and upwarda
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   -   -     OPEN DAILY
H. F. Montgomery. Manager
We have recently received ci
Carload of McLAUGHLIN
Carriages and Buggies,
and are prepared to qnote
lowest prices and best terms.
give us a call
McPhee &
General Merchants, Courtenay.
Sale of Mineral Claims for Unpaid
Taxes in the Comox Assessment District
I HEREBY GIVE NOTICK tlmt, on Monday, the 7tli
flay of November, A. D., 1910, at the hour often o'clock in the
forenoon, ut the Court House, Cumberland, I shall otter for
sale at public auction the Mineral claims iu the list herinafter
set out, of the persons in the said list hereinafter set out, of
which Crown Grants have been issued, for the taxes remaining unpaid and delinquent by said persons, on the JlOth day of
June, 1910, and for costs and expenses, if the total amount
due is not sooner paid.
Owner Name of Claim
Cuulson C. Fisher C //.]	
//uure 3 11  Empress
I leTlecli George H'aril... Copper Chief
Cullen .lames  .Copper King
Lot No.
Taxes Costs Total
11 25
279 Coast Dist. U 1.
1834   G.I. N. W. D.I1 50
1885 O.I. N. II'. O.ll 50
2 00
2 00
2 00,13.50
Deputy Assessor and Collector
Dated at Cumberland, B. C, 3rd October, 1910.
(Cimtinued from Dwral.)
nonev iti comb, 1, Kev T Meniies,
2, Clli'igi.it
Pica, mim C Piercy; 2, Miss  PigoM
Display of huney, 1, Rev T Menzies
lien egg, 1, Cmtliew; R Carter
pressed fowl, 1, Miss Biiilges
Boileil potatoes, 1, una Halliday; .
Mrs Carrol
Ladies Fancy work
Crochet work, sample lace, MRS ii
Moimce; 2, Mrp Duncan
Ladies' shawl, mis Menzies
Set i«lili< mats, 1, Mrs H'illemur; 2;
Mis Duncm
Center piece 1 Mi« Grieve, 2, Mrs
Embroidered pillow dip, 1 Mrs McPhee
Centre piece, embroidered in silk 1
Mrs McNeil; 2 Mrs Smith
Cushion embroidered ill silk Mrs IT
Embroidered handkerchief ca«e 1 IT
Piece of any other embroidered 1 and
2 Mrs McPhee
Knitted ladies' stock'ng wool 1 Mrs
E flimcan
Knitted child stocking wool 1 vrs
Knitted gent's stocking wool or cotton 2 Mrs Oun can
8"! underclothing col ton hand sew-
1 "iss //nlliday
Button hole hund s «n 1 Mrs Duncan
Bul ton holes by girls under 14 yrs 1
1 Smith
Set tinderel■•thes machine mndo 1
Mrs Duncan
Ijady's nightgown hv eHno made 1
Mrs nuncan; 2 Miss iiallidav
Child summer dress 1 Mrs Duncan; 2
M's-<  H'illeinar
Gent's shirt machine made 1 Mrs
Gents nighl shirt machine made 1
Mrs Duncan
Piece of biittenlnirg 1 Miss Bridges
Piece of h'ardanger embroidery 1 and
2 Mrs Heintningsnn
Tray c! th 1 Mis H'illemur; 2 Mrs
Pin Cushion 1 Mrs H Smith; 2 Mi-s'
Bridges ,
Drawn work 1 Mrs H Mounce; 2
Mrs Ii" Duncan
Lady's fancy bag 1 Miss ITillemai
2 Miss Bridges
Dressed doll Miss Willemar
Trimmed cotton pinafore 1 Miss Willemar 2 Mrs Duncan
Kitchen apron I Mrs Duncan; 2
Miss Willemar
Specinl prize for highest score of
points in ladies work 1 Silver handler
chief case given by P Stoddart Cum
beiland Mrr Duncan 2: oil painting
given hy C Campbell Cumgerlaud Mi»s
Pencil drawing Mrs Duncan
Pen ami ink drawing 1 Mrs Dunes n
Cnivoti drawing 1 M Duncan
Water color 1 C C»mpbell; 2 Lola
(lii painting C Campbell
Penmanship by hoy or girl under
15 1 A Carroll: 2 T Menzies
Collection of grasses 1 Miss Bridges
Mnp drawing hy child under 15 1
I Smith 2 A Carroll nnd R Duncan
Collection of wild flowers by girl*
under 15 1 A Carroll
Burnt work 1 Mrs Grieve
40!ipulltU. hatched 1109
IromJan I ta Mav 31. laid 37S8S can*
which sold atwholeaaltt price*.
arl        •        ■        • $101913
east al Udd lor same period     an.Oi
I 808.07
nvcraac prolit per bird lor
HI days        • 19.61
jUy        ■        •        •
June        • •
Pvr IS.
• 2.W
- 2.110
Per 100
SIS oo
E. (
Dealer in Bicycle* and  Gas
Engine Supplies
English and American Whrehfrom
LHO up, also Secondhand Wheels
Th'.rd St & Penrith Avenue
,,, Mr]j..  „fv,  ,.,l--r don*
First-olass Kigs for Hire
Livery and team work promyrih
attended to
Local Agent for
The London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Get rates before insuring elsewhere
Olliee; Cumberland
Z&iiAW-l KSSH :.,.v.y .'/^CaOHH
J. JACK, Jr.
For Candy, Fruit, Ice Creaih
and Light Luncheons   w
:   :   :   CEIVED   :   :   :
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
mission Aokncy. Rents and
Debts Collected, Brokerage. Real
Estate nnd Auctioneers, Thomson Building, Dunsmuir Avenue.
Cumberland. Phone 17. JohuTliom
son, Manager.
Next door to Toyal Bank, opposite Post Office
Do ynur nwn shopping. See McK n-
iibII for Choice Fruits, Confectionery
and Ice Cream. j25
fi, Cllll
Horseshoeing a Specialty
Tliird Ave., Cumberland
EXAMINATIONS Ir the position of
Inspector i>f Steam Boilers and MU-
chiueiy, under the "Strom Boilen II.-
■pection Act, 1001," will be held at the
Parliament Buildings, Viotoria commencing November It},, 1910. Application
and instruction forms can be had on ap*
plioation tn the undersigned, to whom
■ he former must be return, d correctly
tilled in, not later than October 24th,
1910. Salary $130 00 per in mth, increasing at the rate of 86.00 per month
each year to a maximum of {180 00,
Chief Inspector of Machinery,
New Westminster, B. C.
Dated Sept., 3rd, 1910.
toavo Vlrinrla (U.m. Tiiwilny
ArrlTc Nttiaiuii 3 p III. Tuesiluy
Irt'tivf Niiiiiiiu.it MM) p.m. Tttewlnf
Arrive Union Itoy 10.U0 p.m. Tiwwlny
l^ave Union fiiiy (iii.m. Wednesday
Arrive Nanalmo 2 p in. WViliiemlay
Arrive Vancouver 0.80)) nt. Wodniwdity
l*iivt> Vancouver B a.m. Thuntilay
Arrive Nanalmo 12 10 p.m. Thurmlay
Irfftvo Nanalmo i p.m. 'lliunuluy
Arrive Union Bay 7,30 p.m. 1'tmmtfty
KriiUy nml Hamnluv repeat trip* of Wetluomla)
nml Tliiirsiluy
Leave Union Uny 12.111 a.m. Siimluy
Arrive Nanalmo o a ro. Kuinlay
Arrive Viotoria i p.m. Sumlay
Fur rate* ami information relative to inter
meillittu )ioliiti» o( call, apply to
O. B.   FOSTER,        W.   MaOIRR.
A. O. P. A., Affont,
Vancouver,    B.C.     Nanalmo,   B.C.
Rod Standen, who may meet F. Wyatt on the
17th  for  Canadian Lightweight Titile.
Autos fop Hire
Motor Launches on the Lake
Tunus reaauimble. Vli< ne K8
H. M. Beadnell,
Comox, B. C.
Agent for E & N.
Comox  District.
iaaati— —m iiriiifciiii.ni ~m
We sell Safety Razors
i and
Shavitife Soapr, Brushes and Fpzoi- Strops, Shaving Creams and
Powders, Perfumes and Toilet Articles
Combs  mid Brushes a Genuine Quality
Call and inspect same at The Drug Store


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