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The Islander Oct 15, 1910

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Lailu am/ Misses' Knitted
also a fine range of Mens'
Sweaters & Fane}/ Vests at
r X'/ x   ^   5
■ . Demands a Change . .
|WV YOUTl underwear\
Complete Stock at
N<. 20
Disagrees With  Our
Views on Temperance
and Says So
Locul Option league, tl* Flack Block
Vancouver, B, ('., 0, t. 8, 11)10
To the Kiliinr Islander.
Sir:—I Imve read wltll interest yotll'
remarks in the "Inlander" inane ol
HepteinUir '24th anil thunk you for tlic
help yuur article will In- to the temp
erancc Movement in spile if your pro-
Iwlili' wish. I notice the same Ian-
una,..1 was print, ii in the Alberni News
paper anil re-quoted hy .[iiilc a mini
lier of your eontenip rini.a Without
wishing to depreciate nny measure cf
fairness which you inuy possess, permit ine to point nut In y u lliat the
stand ynu take in 'he article referred to
is ev ilentk ngainst the people, anil in
favor if t c Liijllo Tuilic. I'lint
ynu -houlil -piak of iu« n- nn "agitator"
"exl i in aft" "m.jiiai lical," etc. ill*
ven lit tii   un I.. ..in,<.    All rtfOiuiei>
Met Monday  Night
and Transacted
Much Business
Subscription price $1.00 per yttr.
The Council met at the Council
Chandlers on Monday night, there
being present Mayor Mncdntialil, and
Aldermen McLeod, Hornal, Stewart
and Slnililart.
Red Wine and Blue
Buin   His
Capt Duttun who hu heen Inuring the
Western States, and haa a\, .kali in
in at of Ihu Inwni nu tin Inland in the
cause uf Temperance, addressed a fail
audience in the City Hall on Suiirini
"ight, and in the Mode (list Chuch ou
Tie meeting »f die previous meeting   Monday evening,
No  Superfluous Love
Between StRnden
and Wyatt
j -id. red and s|«.ki n uf in such terms.
I slu uld like your leaders to know
the exact position of the Local Option
ists uf licit -li Cn'um bin. for it is eviil
your pen is nnl able to sli bo dels.
or yhji ,wuu|d no't.  w it.-   syoii have.
The posl tie. i we tak- is hh folio s;
1. Thai the people uf the Prov cc
should havo the right to settle thr lie.
eased ii(|uur talfic for themselves nil
nut have it settled for them liy a ten
politicians and a number of liquor
2. The promotion of the Canada Tem
perance Act, which gives that right to
the people is our "pet scheme". This
right, your article practically denes
to the people.
8. A law which has done such excel]
ent service in promoting Temperance
and Moral reform in Prince Edward
Island, Not a Scotia, and Mew Bruits
»i k,is worthy of lieing put to the test
in British Columbia
4. The three provinces named are
certainly the most moral law-abiding,
with less criminality and better protection for its youth thnn any other
part of Cannda. Opentnwnism lias
no place in those Provii eea, nllhoush
its industries by wny of logging, mining, emigration and ports are more
abundant than any on the Westreu
5. We much prefer the improved I
Scott Act. The latter only applies t.
aliout one quarter of lhe population of
B C, exoept in a few sections sucl
as tbe Sunday closing section, protection and prohibition sections. It
is largely a district law and, yet in
spite of all,vou have four retail license
four wholesale licenses, leporled to In
doing retail business, a brewery li
cense nnd nn extra wholesale license
in-ide ami outside your corporation
with only, at most, 2,000 white pen
pie. In lhe disirict of Courtenay
with less than 700 people, there nro 1
licensed bos. All this goes to show
that a few extremists iu liqunrdon
have foiatnl upon the people what they
dn not need and what a great mnny of
them do in t want.
As long as yon advertise liquor, Mi
Editor, )ou must oppose Temperance
The'J.1.000 electors of'BritishColunibii
who gnveus a majority of 8,700 in fav
or uf Local Option is sufficient answci
to tbe language of your article am
that of other licensed and liquor prom
oting paper-. We are thankful for nil*
provincial law which will help tin
moral interests and shall do whut wi
can to promote same, and nt the esnu
time, continue tn demand that tie
Court of the people settle the qtiestim
for themselves, which riitih your attic]
does not adiuii.
D. Spencsr
Superintendent of Local Optim
were read .md adopted.
Mr Nunns wrote re increase rate of
insurance on buildings containing gas
line   engines, and asking for   Information re additions to City 11. II, which
the Clerk waa ordered to furnish,
A communication was received from
the Secretary of the Citizens Le gue
recommending that only one wholesale liquor license he gr: riled in town,
tb tlio el Licenses be increased io$ntli
po. annum, that the Council approach
the direotora of .the Pilsener Brewing
Co. to endeavor to liave that property
unbilled iu thc cty limits; nskiiif;
that warnings be posted in thu ciiy
against Dumping rubbish, nnd to stop
the pruct ne of putting stove pipes
through the moves uf any building in
the city.
The cily clerk was instructed In In-
fin ii the Citizens League that the
matter of Hotel License wa- now iiinii t
coin-idem tion and ihnt tin Firewardens
"iiuld lake up lln matter of thed ng-
e-rnus stovepipes.
T A Sinclair wrote asking llie city's
intention ifl installing sewerage, ami
a-king for compensation for the tiun
be bad wasted in the matter after liis
t uder was accepted.
Tbo clerrk waa instructed to g ve
him the information desired.
Capt Dutron is a forceful speaker and
handles the ti.ual temperance argument
in a   clever and interesting manner.
He spoke of the wave of Temperance
si Inch was sweeping uver the cnutient.
and was convinced that prohibition
really did pmhihit, and linked forwaid
to the time when the liquor interest*
would be totally  aubmargnd.
Tile audiences acre wul: pleat,*(1 villi
the maimer ill which lie hnudled his
Slsid'ii llld a little mad worl
Uii iiioriiiiif! ml will '.work nut" ii
Cumberland Hall ip the afternoon.
Bills to the amount of $2-18.(10 were
pa-seil by  the finance committee.
Cnsniable Cray's Report wassubinitt-
Scavanger 110.00
Night watchman   71.50
Hall Kent  20.00
Hay Scales     1.20
Scavanger Buckets.. ,.    1.20
The mnyor statuted that Mr Brown
had been laid oil'for non-attendance to
duty and this action was indorsed hv
the council. Mr Kroiise was appointed to the vacancy.
Alderman   Stoddurt    requested  nu
extension   of   two weeks in which to
ring iu his nmeiidmcut to the Liqum
License Bylaw.
Manager Curtis was requested it.
future to ask permission from tin
Council before making additions oraller
ition to the City Hull.
Thr Clerk was instructed lo writ.
Mr Manson M. P. P. asking him to use
his influence lo bave the goverment to
retain tlieir account with the Itoyal
Bank here.
Permission was requested to hnll n
mixing contest iu the Cumberland Hal
ui lhe 17th inst which was grained.
The   Brewer;    was   requested    I.
•losu tlieir opeu sewer and to replaw
.vith a proper sewer  to the sntisfact
um of tliu Board of Works.
-o-  •.-..»-
hi effect Oct. 3rd,
An I vui
Tuesday morning
Wednesday nfternoon
Friday afternoon
Saturday night overland
Tuesday—6.15 a. in.
Thursday—6.15 a. in.
Saturday—6.10 a. tu.
Sunday overland 10.80 a.
Born—On Monday, Oct. 3rd to tie
.ife of Mr Arthur liradly a daughter
t Union II. C.
Don't forget that A. Rowan will   Sel
ii   a  ticket   fer the   Standen-Wysti
.est.    Tickets fur sale   at   Fawny't
.rug stor*.
Ic K n . I.lander.
The thanks of lhe district are due ti
jou for drawing attention to the somi
what secret visit of Mr Sloan. It i>
recorded of Joshua that he sent spies
ahead to spy out the land, but William
appears to think il wise t<> do the scout
ing himself. Probable it is wiser, be
cause its Arthur Little says in thi-
iiiL.tiis' "Pearson'' ''A man oho has
no business but politics, no matter
what party tag he wears, will beai
\v'ich ng." Jay Gould is reported ti
have aaid, "that he always bought tin
the candidates of both parties liefore
election it was cheaper than K> buy
iiic officials afrer election"
Any way if Mr Sloan is on business
bent it shows unblushing temerity to
venture into a constituency that was
quietU bartered and exchange without
ask ing or receiving the consent nf the
party supposed to be represented.
Your readers will remember the disgraceful circumstances by which it
wna worked, a quiet visit, very much
so, of Messrs Sloan and Teinpliiian wilh
a hurried meeting or tho Liberal Executive culled at 8 p. m. when only
some Kve or six could possibly attend
the parly not consulted, and its workers
calmly ignored and slighted these half
lozen or less mnde an exchange of the
libernl party's representative of one of
the largest constituencies in the
There have been many llagr.iiit ai d
nauseous {inliticul deals perpretaled
but for autocrat:c boss despot ism this
stands by its self naked mid alone.
Nomisis sooner or hitter but alwius
lescented upon such conduct, in this
instance il was lirst seen in the libera
party of this city's choice and treat
tnoiit of tbeir candidate fur the pro
vincial election the nortb Imd no pnrl
nr lot ill the mutter they cmlil uol I'm
-hnme but bring one out, but when
they did t1 ey bide him, noi a singh
inciting called or held, ao convass fui
voles ami gave him $.'100, after
.nulls was rescind by M MiiliBom
iiirly's launch, out at sea toiling in an
.pell boat, with blistered hands am'
boroitgbly disgusted and dinhi-iirlcne-
hy the treatueut accorded to the betircr
nf the liberal Standard
.Secondly those who are responsible
or ilia whole nuttier from lirst to finish
ire howling and snarling at Mr Tern
pieman like famished tigers becnuse he
does not visit, comfort and pel; nu
.vuiider bean absentee memlier, il show-
lie at least has some tense of political
modesty left.
Clkan Politics
Fred Wyatt is sore.
lu our Inst issue we staled thnt
both he aiidSiaiul.il IiiiiI met Foley
iu lhe ring. Wyatt says that the
Foley he mel and defeated twice in 8
nnd 10 ruunds was a real fighter, the
notorious Tom Foley ex-champion of
Mnriiine Provinces, while Standen wus
kept busy in getting a decision over
Kid Foley who was never in Tom
Foliys' class at all.
"No" says Wyatt, "Standen never
met Tom Foley, be never hnd the
nerve to
Wyatt goes so far ns to say thai
Standee never beat anyone of any
consequence except Lauder, "and win
is Lniulei anyway."
The local boy considers that Stand
en will last about as long iu the ring
with him as n snowball would on e
very hut day in lini tax.
Standen, wlm arrived in town yester
day is not much of a talker, but he
hns $500 which lie is eager to place in
a side bet ns a gartintre of his conflil-
deuce in lus ability to semi Wyatt mi
an excursion into Dreamland ou Mon
day night,
Union Bay.
(Last weikt no'et)
Steamer Rcdhill arrived ou Thursday
for hunkers aud cleared Friday moraine
for the sound
Steamer Minerie arrived on Thursday
and cleared un   Friday
Steamer Thor will take on cargo coai
for San Francisco
Str. Btitish Columbia took on bunkers
on Friday
Mist M. Ray has accepted a position
with the Cu-operative store
Mr All Shield section foreman on the
local line has left on a vacation. Mr
Jackson Arthurs is relieving him
Mr Wm Marshall is away on a vacation
to the Westminster fair
Four of the local nimrods who le.'t on
a hunt to Hornby Island on Surdioi
morning last, got weather bound during
Sunday's gale snd failed to show up.
causing much anxiety to their friendi
however nu Monday nfUrnuon the yachl
"Mystery" was sighted headiug for hoi oe.
Tho bible class of the church will hold
i social evening on Tuesday
Mrs   D  It Haggart assisted by nther
Ladies will hold a  bazaar in aid uf th
■choul, the latter end nf this month
Siddall Building Temporary Location of
New Institution
To-day the Canadian IWnk of Coram-
"rcu will npi'ti up for buiiueu in Cumber
Und, Hml will he located teinpurarily ii
tho Siddall Block.
Ft some time, ever since the   minis
liere were transferred  from Mr. Dunr*
muir to the Canadian C illieriei, in fact ii
mis been expected that the Bank of Com
uerce, which is the bank of   Messrs Mc
lie* yavi X Manu, the principal stockhold-
ura .if   tbe   Canadian Collieries Limited,
would establish a branch in this city.   1
is  stated that the new bank will   handle
the mine company's account, and this t<
gather with the business that will natui
ally go with it will amount to uoniidei •
Options hare been secured upon thru
lots on Dunsmuir Avenue near the por
i Hi ce aud it ts understood that a I700<
building will be erected upon one <
theso sites for the new batik.
Denman Island.
The death occurred on Tuesday after
noon uf (leo Hiiinareiiii tho eight yem
old Bun of Mr and Mrs A. Dumaresq,
The funeral took place on Tliursds
it 2 p. in. the Rev Father Mertii
olHiiattd at the house and at ihe grav
side. Fur some time past tho child hai
been suffering from dropsy and thoug!
icveral Vancouver physicians, as well a
the loe I nne were consulted, notion
ould be done to save the buys life.
Mr aud Mrs Dumaresq came to tli
Islaud about eighteen months ago ha
ug forme'y lived in Vancouver, A
oout the 1st uf the year iluy rent*,
lie farm uf Mr T. I'niket of Cumbin
land, and since that time have reaidci
ai the ranch here. The Id. take thr
ippnrtuiiity of eipressing thier hest
lelt sympathy fur the sarrowiug fainil;
in   this their time of  bereavement.
Mr. S. J. Dumaresi] vice-president u
the Denman Id., Store Cu.' has comment
.nl lhe erection of his new residence 01
he corner if the main island and thi
, mill roads. The site, some 2. acres win
recently purchased by Mr. Dumaresi
from Mr. Alex. Swan; the price paid be
iug t60 per aore. Two carpenters cann
up from Vancouver on Sunday to taki
charge of the work, aud although thi
weather condition! have been adverse h
budding operations, yet much of thi
inundation work hssalready been done.
When compleated the building will bt
une nf the finest ou the Id, buini
horoughly modern throughout. Thii
.. ill add one mure building to the littl
villas a that is slowly but surely growin,
up in .mr midst, and will stand as .
ma k of 11 e pros; erity aud derulopnieti
of the Island.
Will Open in Cumberland Hall Next
Cumberland is to have a second n wing picture show, Mr. Michael HcN.il
being the manager and sola proprietor of
his new business venture.
Mr. McNeil hat the necessary mschin-
■ry already on the gronnd and has secured
i lease on the Cumberland Hall where
ie will show hii first films during tht
aiming week.
Mr. McNeil left fnr Vancouver Thurs-
lay morning, where he succeeded in
lulling arrangements with * newly or-
taniisi'd film exchange for * supply of
he very best film! obtainable.
The piotures supplied by tht nav
iim exchange in entirely new, ud
iave never been exhibited in th* pre
vince before and ale now being shown
only in the Maple Leaf Theatre in Vancouver.
Miss Brown, Matron of tbt Hospital
vishes to thank all who hare been ao
kind in giving lowers and fruit to tli*
A. H. McCallum, the auctioneer, Inn
. very successful sale at Mrs. Hall's t.
tl»x, uu last Thursday. Everything wen
it good piices. Aiijone wishing tu dir
use uf their gnuds by auction can do s
>y obtaining Mr. MoOallum's services.
Lust—A L.dy'sbsck comb set wnl
iiuoiidi, Kuward on rotur. ing to "L
Islander office.
A collection ahull be laken at tin
Koyal Dank op Saturday, for 8ld Ilaii
.nek. Owing lo doctors inn truck inn*
a will Ihi aliNuiiitily ureiasury for hiin
hi take li'i.ttlinent at Kltlllloopsr A
,'oimI contribution Isexprcted, u fit t
tlniicoek lit nn old re iilniitnf this city
Wis deeply legrel that owing to ill
icalili it will lie iioei'Ksai'y for him tc
(•ave our midst, in il liojw'tlmt In- itliiili
oon return, coiupieutely recovered
The   Koyal   Hank  of Camilla  have'
liridi'tl to open tliuii'briuit'h at Court
nay on Friday aa   wull nu  Tuo-it/iyV
>f each weok
There will laj n„ evening service on
Sunday lOth. Morning at 11 a.m.
The Ladies Guild will hold tiheir annunl llazuar und supper in November.
Dr D E Kerr dentist will be at run
Augusta Hotel Comox (It IHth to lillro
Courtenay Hutu! Oct iilili to .'list.
l'ay yuur road tax nud rcgialor for
the coming municipal election, lt ia uo
use saying, "I have uo vote." Hegisti't
now, with the City Clerk, tu sue E. W.
Bickle, Secretary of the Citlmn's Liugui.
To one whose experience with sub-tei-
mieau mining never reached beyond ai
excursion through a miniature mine will
painted scenery nn Coney Island, tin
amspict uf going down many thousam
mi in a real mine givrs one imaginativi
niii,l, su experience of varied oiimtioiii
Previous to tinnl appointed for my trip 1
rnd to imagine what it would be like I.
travel the dark deep slope, and to see tin
men dig coai by the fetble gluw of Ihi
pit lamp. All my fancies and dreams
w.re rudely (battered when I met iu>
Mend who was to cscoit tne to tin
mine, he laughed long aid loud when Ik
saw my Cristy tint, while collar and low
lbin soled un alows. He stkod why I
.lul nut bring a walking stick and open
glasses. My condition when I reached
the .surface again certainly afforded much
iiit'i-riineiit to the milium as wu cann-
lioiiiir in the train,
hen we reached thc mine No. 7, my
{friend went on the prowl for lamps, and
by good h.ck gut ine a cap. Tu me the
imell nf tho 'dl wu sickening, and 1 ask
od my Iriond why hu did uot approach
thu Devolopmei, '* League, or tho Siaiioty
fur the Prevents » of Cruelty to Animals
ui approach the C. ,,«ry Company to perfume Ihu oil bi, i|, M It would smell as
sweet a» the incouae in A jolt .house.
As the sun sank alow </ below lhe glacier
1 looked at the sun and (I *f'm
aiul plain,
As if 1 ne'er might see again,
ind set off down the slope and daylight
lied gradually behind us, until tht dark-
ess of Ihe underworld enshrouded us.
va   we decended the roof became lower
ud  lower until one had to aesuins  th*
iruuch of a haunchback.     Thus doubled
ip we went  down   and down; one*  I
miigeil my head and knocked my lamp
lown and out.   Th*  water now rushed
lowd the slope with the noise of a small
ntarnct, and ctme dripping down iiio«-
atilly   from the wet shining roof over-
lead, crumpling up my three inoh starch-
d collar.
After walking a considerable distance
ve wee met by the Hreboas, with whom
rrangeuieiita had been made to escort ua
n our joy ride.   I shook hands witb our
,'uide and we pursued  our  way.   Tha
range meeting reminded ins of Dante's
iieetmg Virgil to steer him through th*
itfernal regions, and 1 trusted that  tb*
ighta to be seen would not be to bar-
owing, as those revealed to th* Italian
,aiet.   We were shown first into the boil-
r room out ont of th* solid rock, reveal-
ng her* tnd there the traces ot tht coal.
After having i few mysteries of mechan-
cal enginuity explained we again began
.ur decent,
Down we went, out of th* darkness
cam* t weird muffled sound that mad*
my flesh creep; chug, chug, cam* tht
suund tt regular intervals. The noise bt-
«an to get on my nervea and I asked
vhat the matter was with Old Nick, wat
ae coughing or sneezing I I was inform-
d much to my relief tbat his aaltnie ma-
I ...sly had nothing whatever to do with
he sounds, and that they were caused
y the exhaust in the pumps.
The diabolic sounds began to accumulate; next came the eternal hum of tht
inble. The anake like win rope rolled
n like a thing alive; it rose and fill,
ravelled fast, then slow, in fact out up
.uch capera that one had to bt careful
hat he did not get hit below the ohin,
aid tnke the count. After dodging be-
tow aome damp, clammy curtains nud*
f gunny sacks, whiob 1 wat inforatad
egulated Ihe fresh current of tir fron
he fans on the surface we wer* met by
■ great commotion, of mingled yells tnd
whoops, cracking of whips and stamping
f feet. We had not long lo wait for
he cause. First t gleam of light was
eeu high up near the roof; next wt taw
he long ean of a mule. I waa told to
,.ep oil the track, which 1 did
without second uotice, ami I hugged
the rail so don the water nn down my
neck into my boots. Two donkiat, or
aiules rather, went clattering by; ont of
bu drivers yelled out my name, tnd I
inswcred back without the least idea of
whu hailed me.
We now came to where some men
wore at work; < n lnnking close I eould
recognize some of thom who spoke or
nodded to mo. On the lock above lh*
■earn of cual where the men were working the ti rein aw marked some figures
which were queer to me and we pasted
on, now to tho right, now to the left, w*
wont iu here, and out there, we threaded our way until 1 began to think we
would all get lost, and I began tt think
how long before they would lend out a
search party to hunt us up. My feet
were wet and I felt as if 1 had for ever
(Continued on page 8; THK ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
The Hands of Esau
Uy Man uiat er Morwu
Ij wh I It oil down Weedier Street In
tho early evening iih ju until)* u«
Ins scarce honied wound permitted. WU
furlough wns notirly at nn ond and ho
wai glnd; for though it had boon pleu»
n-nt to he fotod as u horo iii his father'»
house, the oul I from tho froul wn?-,
••More mon! Mon- turn!" nud ho wns
eager to go whero lho bullots woro slug
lh- hml boon ono of tho Aral to nn
BWOf 1'resi. It'll 1 Lincoln \ earliest cull
for troops. At the expiration of his
I'l'i-iml h<- had ro onllstod till llie war
Bh6uld ciiij. Mi- lunl gono uuaoathud
through Heveral batting; Imt ut last, in
.1 minor skirmish, a (Jonfodorato bullet
hml plowed through his shouldor. A
lh in tho hobpitnl ;it Wuahlugton.
viz week* at home -yea, ho was glad
that ho w;ts well enough to go Imuk to
kin compnny.
From some flialnuuo eastward thero
suddenly eamo to lilm u confusion of
cries, Surprised, he atoppod to listen.
It wus not thr sound nl' chooriug, hul
uon rued llko mingled notes of torror and
'Whnl does thnl  im
■• he mutter
Then, ns he ron lixed tho import of
the uoi.se, his brow clouded anxiously,
Thoro wns troublo aboul tho draft, of
course, Thousands had heen an go rod by
tho prospoct of enforced army service.
Ho had known thai the draft-olUoora
wure not expecting an easy time of it,
though—surely there could lie no serious
Uut the uproar was growing louder.
Harry started rapidly eastward. If
tbere wuh trouble, he might ho needed.
All nt ouce, around a corner n little
distance nhe.ad, came n man running at
top speed -head down, elbows working.
lie wore a uniform; his buttons flashed
js he paaSQtl under a street lump.
He raced ou for a hundred feet, stop
pm_ to listen, and continued more slow
ly toward Harry.
"They're rioting!" lie exclaimed, re
cognizing Harry's uniform, ami stand
ing still. "I'm a draft-ollieer. I tried
to join the others; but they headed me
off, and 1 had to run.''
Beforo Hurry could reply, a straggling
■ob of men and boys burst around the
comer, and, with triumphant yells, came
toward them. They curried sticks. One
of them paused to hurl a brickbat,
which bounded along the sidewalk past
♦he two soldiers. Without a word, the
stranger turned and again ran for his
Harry hesitated. Ho did not like to
ran; but he knew that he could not
hutidic that mob alone. They were coining fast, Bhoutlng in their frenzy, and
tbey would await Uo word from him before striking him down.   Harry ran.
[Jack along Bleockor Street he raced.
Tbe  draft-officer,   well   ahead,  looked
over his shoulder and cried out. some hi
distinct sentence; but at the tirst corner
Harry wheeled southward, though the
•thor kept st.raii.dit on. He had thought
tbns to divide their pursuers. Glancing
back, he saw that, while most of the
rioters hud followed the draft-officer, u
dozen men had detached themselves.
Harry was not in condition for a long
race. Two im ui thn of invalidism had
made him soft. But he plunged on into
the muxes of Hreciiwic.il Vilage, turning,
twisting, not noting the streets he took.
Once ho passed a man who, apparently
supposing that the fugitive was a thief,
vainly tried to grip him.
Turning with a final burst of speed
iatn a quiet block, he stumbled with
fsintnesa, and realized that he could run
■o farther. The red brick houses, with
tbeir white stone facings, ut his right,
seemed to pass him more and more
■lowly. Knowing that within an instant
his pursuers would round the corner behind him, he turned to tho nearest entrance—plunged up the low stops—
•brew himself against thc door.
To his astonishment the door gave.
With a hopeful exclamation, he pushed
it widor open, slipped within, and closed
it behind him. Mis lingers fell, for the
It wus dark in the hall. Leaning
•gainst the door, Hairy listened to hear
tbe rioters pass. When they had gone
by ho would slip out again and make
bis  way  homeward.
A hand touched his breast, and a
• •ice whispered:
"Thanh Ood, you have come!"
liefore he could collect his faculties,
•lender arms were about his nock--soft
lips were pressed against his cheek.
Then, as quickly, a small hund found
■ if and led blm gently through tho dark
" It WUH better fo have iio lights at
lii*' front of the house," the voice wenl
•U, "I have, watched for three nights
-over alnee  your letter came."
llis guide  ope I  the dour,  and  thej
yellow lamplight of a cozy .sitting mom
made all plain, lle stood at the thresh
nbl and looked down into the eyes of a
girl She was slender and dark, with
eheeks like tho petals of creamy roses.
At the  first glimpse of his  face she j
fell   bank   and   stared   with   fear   and
horror.    Her band piteously Bought her
beatii:i,' heart.
"Who nre you?" she gaspod. Then,
st he was ahnut to answer, Bhe said
in swift warning: "Not aloud' she
want not hear!''
Harry smiled  gently.
"1 am Borry I frightened you," he
whispered.   " Listen I''
In tho strained silence they could
Sp>ar the sound of running feel without.
1'The rioters were after mo,'' ex
plained Harry. "They took me for a
draft-officer, 1 could run no further, so
I tnrncd in at your door. 1 am Lieuten
ant Hurry Louden, homo on furlough."
The girl  ahowod  tier relief.
"Then you do imt. bring—bad news,"
she suid.    ''Vun know nothing."
'I dit) not even notice what street
this house is nn," he explained. "I
have no idea where  I  am."
The girl sighed.
'' you will go away quietly," -lie suid.
"I'll do whatever vmi wish ine to
do," he answered.
At that moment a tremulous voice
oame through a half open duor it the
back of the room.
'' Klsie,'' it called, " why do you keep
bim from rue'  Charlos, my bouI"
'lhe gi.l glided swiftly i>. the hai.
< open door.   Harry heard her say:
|     "J'atieuce,  mother.    We don't  know
! (hut   he   wns  not   followed.    \Vo  musl
I watch thc street a few moments."
I     She   came   back   (o   Harry.     Lightly
1 touching  his  sleeve,  she   pushed    him
gpntly   out   of  the  darkened  hall,  ami.
lollowing, drew  Ihe doot nearly shut.
'• I am in troubfo," she said.    " Vim
M'Ciii   kind.     Hh,   if  you   would   help!"
"I will do nuytktng for vou," lie re
plied, su simply'that sho hud to bollovo
Vet she hesitated. Her head was
bent, and she seemed to be "roping I'm
a decision'. At last she raised her face
und looked at him frankly,
'' We are Virginians,'' she said,
"though we huve lived horo six yenrs.
Whon this uwful war begun, my brother
went Houth to fight for his' Stnte."
There was something almost delimit in
her pose. Harry gravely Inclined his
head; he had learned to respect the
enemy. "My mother has become blind,"
she went on. "She is old, and she cannot live many months. I managed to
gel word to Charles, aud he sent word
back that he would come. lie wns to
hnve been here three nights ago."
"A spy!" exclaimed Harry.
"Well.1" she demanded. "He would
not come here as a spy, but to see his
dying mother."
Harry was silent.
"1 know," the girl continued, "tlmt
something hns kept him frum coming;
and my mother is fevered to see him.
She has heard us whispering together.
1 dare nol tell her the truth. Will you
—oh, do yon understand?"
She broke down, and slinok with sobs.
Hnrry caught her hand in his own.
"Don't cry," he whispered. "1 understand.    Let me go in to her."
She looked up at him with such swift
ami beautiful joy that, his own heart
"Vou are about his size," she said;
' 'and   your   hair—''
She ied the way through the sitting-
room nml opened the door to the room
in tho roar. A tiny lamp Illuminated
the aged mother's bedchamber. Sho
was propped up with pillows in her bed,
und her gaunt hand was extended eager-
Harry looked inquiringly nt tho girl.
She hurried to the bod, Uud said in a
low voice:
"Chnrles is here. He mustn't speak
ubove a whisper, mother."
At the old woman's strangled, happy
cry, Harry kneeled beside the bed and
pressed the groping hand to his face.
" My son!   My son!'' she cried, draw
ing his heud to her aged breast.   "Oh,
if I could see you! "
"Hush!" cautioned the girl.
"Hut speak to me, Charlos," saitl the
old woman.    "Speak to me."
Harry gulped down his emotions.
"Mother!" he whispered. "Mother!"
She ran her lingers ovor his face, ami
lightly touched his curling hair.
1' How you hnve grown these three
y ars, my curly headed boy. But, oh,
if i could see you! " She held him close
again. "Fight for the South, my son,"
sue suid.
The kiss he placed on her hand seemed tu satisfy ber. She sighed contentedly.
"Now I. can die happy," she said.
Harry  wns crying,  but he   felt   no
shamo in his tears.    He scarcely heard
tho sobs of the girl.    In careful whispers  he  answered   the   mother's  qees-
tions, reassuring her as to his own safety, promising her that  he would come
another time if he could.
Al   Ins!, the girl broke in:
"Mother," she said, "we must   let
him go.    llo hus his work to do,"
"Vos, you have yonr work to do,"
the old woman answered firmly. For
the last time she gathered him in .ier
arms, ns she whispered: "May th1. Hod
of our fathers bless you, my pen, ami
make you strong for tho right!"
Harry kissed her withered check and
in silence followed the girl from the
When they wore again in the darkened   hull,   the   girl   smiled   through   her
"T can't thank you," she said.
"There is no need/' he replied.
"But there is one more favor," she
went  on.    '' Vou   must  not  know  who
Ile nodded.
"Ami since you did not notice whnt
street, the house is on, you will let. mi-
blindfold you ami lead you nwny."
"I will," he replied quietly, "on one
condition. When you can, when the
war is ended, you will write me and let
me eume to see you."
" I  will," she promised.
He bent while she tied her own sweet
smelling handkerchief over his eyes,
then waited till she went, for a wrap.
"My mime," he repeated, as she led
him lo the duor, "is Harry Louden. My
address is     "    lle gave It.    " Vou will
not forget?"
"1 will not forget."
ilently she led him down the street,
turning at the corner, and soon turning
again, ami again. He made no effort
l«? remember the directions thoy wore
taking. After a time he was aware of
a confused noise somewhere ahead. The
girl stopped.
"Do uot. speak." she said. "They
arc coming.    I will manage."
"I trust you," he answered.
The clamor came nenror, It resolved
itself into uncouth cries und curses.
Hurry felt that men wero close; then
he was aware of a Midden silonco, und
he heard the girl's voice;
"Would you hurt a blind 111:111?"
Uncertain inuttoiings—the sound til
rctrcuting  steps.
"Thoy ure gone,' the girl explained;
nnd her light touch impelled him on.
At Inst she slopped ngain.
"T must leave you here." she said.
"Wait, while ymi 'might count fifty before you remove the bniidoge.
"And you will not forgetf" he ask
"1 will not forget."
Ner hand pressed his for un instant.
Then he knew thnt ho was alone. He
Wpltod a full minute. When he lifted
the handkerchief, he was standing at
the comer close to his fnther's house.
Bnt before he stepped on, ho foldod the
dainty handkerchief, and kissed it, and
thrust it into his breast.
One day, a mouth after peace had
been declared, Major Harry Loudon
found in his mail an envelope addressed
to him in a woman's hund. He tore it
open. Within wus a folded sheet, which
bore merely a name und an nddress. A
mystery, one might havo said; but
Harry snatched up his hut and darted
from the house.
"Klsie!"  ne whispered joyfully,
WHEN Dr. .lames Hector was exploring the western slopes of the
Hooky Mountains in British Oo-
lumbiu, he happened to pass too uettr
to the heels of an ill tempered enyuse.
The animal, probnbly no) realising the
Iuture signiticuuee of his uctiou, kicked
the explorer with such vehemence us to
break three of his ribs and apparently
kill him. So convinced were the Indian
guides of Dootor Hector's demise thnt
they dug a grave near a mountain toi
rent and were proceeding to bury him
when he recovered enough to protest
against nny undue hnste. When nt lust
Doctor Hector wus able to travel, he
investigated the course of the strenm
near which his prmnuture grave had
been dug nml found the pass to the west
for which he hud sought curlier in vain,
After him the Hudson Bay put a trail
through, which wns followod years
later by the Canadian Pncific Railway,
Doctor Hector's experience with the
cayuse was, however, only u preliminary to incidents of which "Tho Big
Hill," us rail rond engineer.} know it,
was the scene. Thc grude nore varied
between 3.5 nnd 4.5 per cent, for an
eight-mile stretch. Four ongines were
requlrod to haul a train up, und on the
wuy down the trainmen walked alongside, to be suro that the brukes were
not "boating"'or whoels sliding. The
very first, train down, writes C, F.
Carter iu "Tho World's Work," ran
away, climbed a curve, und plunged
into the rivor below, nnd 'f it wus
counted a very dull day whon something as original ns it wns startl'iug
did not happen."
It was hero that Engineer Dad Ames
achieved the truly remarkable feat of
losing a snow-plow. Anyone who has
ever seen a wing-plow will concede thn*.
something akin to u genius would be
required to lose such an unwieldy
piece of property, for it weighs about
forty tons, is nbout the size of a boxcar, and has wings that cut n swath
sixteen feet wide through tho snowdrifts.
Dad started up the hill with Tommy
Cod Cougor as lookout in the cupola of
the snow-plow and the usual crow inside
to work the wings and flanger. He
bowled along at the usual speed for a
couple of miles, with the usual clouds
of snow flung buck against the cab
windows and obscuring the view. He
knew by instinct when ho reached the
tunnel, two miles and a quarter from
Field, and thero he eased up on the
throttle and the cut-off. Wheu he emerged from the tunnel he "dropped
her down" nnd opened the throttle for
the oncounter with the drifts to he
expected thero; but things did not
seem to be going right, so ho opened
tho window und looked out.
The snow-plow was gone!
Dud stopped, got down, and walked
up to the pilot and felt of the drawbar before ho could convince himself
of this incredible fact. Then ho started
back slowly, hn and his firoman keeping
a sha rp lookout on both sides. 110
backed up all tho wny to Field without
finding uny trnce of tho lost plow or
its crew. Tt wns so astonishing that
Dud wont into tho telegrnph otlice and
nsked if anyone eould tell him whether
he really hnd started nut with n snow-
plow or not.
With a volunteer searching-party in
the cub, Dud started up thc Hill again
in quest of the lost plow. Near the
west portal nf the tunnel a voice wes
heard. Tommy Cod was discovered,
floundering laboriously up the Hill, bewailing his bard fate with many a
picturesque invective. The snow-plow,
lie reported, was lying at the river's
edge three liundrod feet below. When
it hud left the rails he had been thrown
out of the cupola window on to a rock,
from which he ricochetted to another,
from which he went bouncing down
the Hill in a series of graceful parabolas with the snow-plow in hot pursuit,
until both landed in a deep drift from
which he hnd grout difficulty in cscnp-
ing. None of the crew wns hurt to
apeak of, but they would all be much
obliged to any one who would kindly
lig them out.
.lust how thut snow-plow came to
leave the track, and how it managed to
disappear without attracting the nttoution of the engineer or fireman on
the locomotive behind it is a mystery
that no one on the Canadian Pacific
hns ever been able to solve.
More frequently the down trip wns
Ihe exciting one in spite of Innumerable
precautions,     Thn r    four   safety
switches were set in the main lino,
which were never opened until the engineer signnled that he was coming in
good order at a speed less than eight
miles un hour. By these switches a
train exceeding the limit was turned ou
to short Hues up the mountain side,
where wrecks could tuke place without
hindering traffic, but the circumstances
if their operation were not always foro-
een. ,
One day in January, 1!)00, for in-
tnnce, nu engine coming down the Hill
with ouly a caboose got beyond control
just below the first safety switch. As
soon as lie realized that his engine was
running nway. tho engineer decided to
get oft and walk; pausing long enough
to yank the throttle open as he yelled
at his fireman, he let himself fall out of
his window. The engine was already
reversing in order to use the wntor-
brakes; when steam was admitted to
tho cylinders Ihe drivers began to spin
impotent ly backward, thus Increasing
their holding powor as the engine shot
down tho mountain at 11 speed which
increased every instant. The conductor
mul brukenian lost, no time in following
the example of the engineer aud fire-
man by disembarking with more celerity thnn dignity. As everything hnd
been done that could be done, it would
have been folly not, to jump.
A runaway on a 4.6 per cent, grade
can cover nine tenths of a mile, thc
llsta'nee between safety-switches, in a
very short time. The switch-tender,
seeing the runaway tearing down tho
mountain with the drivers enoirelod by
halos of fire, leapt nver the bank and
lied toward the river.
The engine broke nwny from the
cabooso just above the switch. Being
light and having its brakes set to the
limit of effectiveness, the caboose slowed down the instant it wns released
from the hoavy locomotive. The engine
ran up on the spur to the very end.
The forward trucks even went ofT the
rails a distance of six foot before the
runaway came to a standstill. All this
time the driving wheels were turning
backward to the accompaniment of u
1 ioleut sputter from the exhaust. When
the engine came to a standstill, th<
great wheels had their first chance to
get a good grip ou the rusty mils. After
a pause that seemed hardly perceptible
to the spectators ut a construction
camp just below, the engine pulled its
trucks bnck on the rails, then, under
the full head of steam, rushed backward
down the steep incline toward the caboose whieh wus loitering at the switch.
There was n crush ns one hundred
ami fifty four tons of steel leapt upon
the helpless little caboose. There wus
not enough of the caboose left to provide souvenirs for the crew. As for
the engine, if contrived to derail n
tender truck nnd so to bring the Incident to a close with minimum delay to
To Engineer Jimmy Fidler belongs
the doubtful record of having ridden
:i runaway engine the length of the
Hill. The railroad officials evidently
thought the credit wasn't Jimmy's,
Jimmy started down the Big Hill one
summer day a dozen years ago with a
light, engine. He let the engine get
nwny from him nnd found himself approaching the tlrst. safety switch at
much more than the eight miles nn hour
prescribed by the time-card for light
engines. The runaway wns already
reversed to use tho water brake, so nil
thnt Jimmy could do was to attempt
nn emergency application of the air-
brnko nnd give it sand. Having done
this without producing any visible
effect, .Jimmy turned to the fireman
with a sickly grin nnd shouted:
"Here goes for Field!"
He reached for the whistle lever nud
sounded four imperious yelps to inform
the switch-tender that he wanted the
main line. Fearing that the signal
might not. be tnken seriously, Jimmy
repeated it and then gavo it n third
nnd a fourth time. The switch-tender
suw that the approaching engine wns
unmistakably running away, and the
rules warned him in big, blnck-faced
type that under such circumstances he
was to leave the switch set for tho spur
to trap the runaway. But here was a
man clearly going to destruction who
wunted to'meet his fate on the main
line. Aa between obeying the rules
and humoring a dying mnn, the switch-
tender allowed Jimmy to tour down tho
main lino, sounding a continuous succession of signals to the next switch-
Sueh frantic reiteration wns not to
he disregarded. Number two switch-
tender obeyed the command, then number threo did the same. The throe profoundly astonished switch-tenders gazed
open-mouthed after n trail of smoke disappearing in the distance. The sound
of a whistle came faintly up from the
direction of the smoke, for Jimmy scorned to havo formed the habit.
The fireman's first impulse had been
to jump, but the rocks looked hard, and
.Jimmy's grin caused him to hesitate
until he had become too terrified to net.
The engine took the sharp curves with
a violence thnt cnlled for the fireman's
undivided attention to keep from being
thrown against tho boiler-head and having hia brains knocked out. As for
Jimmy, tho grin hnd frozen upon his
face. He sat upon his seat-box staring
straight ahead, working the whistle-
lever liko an automaton.
Two miles and a quarter from Field
is a tunnel which murks the bottom of
the steep grnde. On emerging from this
tunnel the runaway began to respond to
the efforts that hud been mnde to atop
it. Then the two men recovered their
self-possession nnd looked out upon the
bright world in pleased surprise nt finding themselves still in it.
When they reached Field the fireman,
with an earnestness born of conviction,
assured the excited group awaiting
them thnt they hud come down the HIU
nt a rate of 480 miles an hour. The
unemotional records, however, showed
thnt the actual time consumed in covering the eight miles from Hector to
Field, including a stop below the tunnel was seventeen minutes. Even this
seemed to Jimmy Fidler a feat to be
vaunted, for no engine hnd ever mnde
the Big Hill in such fust time; nnd, it
mny be added, none hns ever done it
since, for the average engineer is thankful for the time allownnce of forty-two
minutes for light engines.
The compnny, though, did .ot reciprocate Jimmy's sentimfius, Instend
of being dismissed in the usual way,
Jimmy was discharged by wire; nnd as
if that action were not quick enough,
the message wns marked "rush."
The Lighthouse
By Joseph Ivors Lawrence
A FRENCH magazine writer, who has
been looking into tho subject of
frenk newspapers, things flint ono
of the most remarkable of these was
The Latninarla, published in Madrid.
The ink with which it was printed continued a small percentage of phosphor-
US, so that the letters were visible nnd
the paper could be read in the dark.
Next nfter this he finds remnrknble the
ense of Thc Regal, printed wilh nu ink
guaranteed non-poisonous on thin sheets
of dough. After absorbing all the information the sheet contained, one
could ent it, thus deriving from it nourishment for mind and body. The publisher of n new Parisian journal. Lo
Bien Etre, promised to all subscribers
for forty consecutive yenrs n pension
and free burial. In spite of ttho inducement Bnbscribors were so few that tho
paper died in a month. It was followed
shortly after by a paper called Lo
Mouchoir—the handkerchief. It was
printed on paper such ns tho so-called
Japanese napkins nro mndo of, nnd
might bo used in caso tho render forgot
or lost his handkerchief, Tt did not last
long. At two different French sensido
resorts newspapers called the Courier
des Bnigneurs ("Bather'b Courier")
nnd La Nnindo, wero printed on wnter-
proof paper. The inducement wns thnt
tho bather could take his pnper into the
sen with him and read while ho enjoyed
his bath.
There was an old lady named Fitch,
Who heard a loud snoring, nt which
Rhe took off hcr hat
And found thnt a rnt
Had fallen nsleop nt the switch
MARY SIUULD1NG sat upon tlu
string pioce of the wharf, look
iug pensively over the fleet of
jcathouts nnd dories which bobbed about
with the lazy rollers of the incoming
hide. Far outside the harbor a motor
boat glided into viow from nround the
! point, and the girl fixed her bright eyes
upon if with uuinistnknble interest.
From the beach came the sound of a
man whistling. As the whistler came
near and paused at tho little wharf, tho
girl scowled aud looked around almost
"Hello, Mary!" snid the man softly.
"What are you doing here ull alone'"
"I'm waiting for Mr, Trent," suid
the girl, a bit loftily. "He's going to
take me out iu his launch. How ure
vou, l-'rank?"
"Oh, I'm all right," sighed the man;
" 'cept 1 don't see ynu very much now,
Mnry. Hince you got In with swell society, you doa't hnve time for your old
friends, do youf "
"You're jealous,V she suid, with mild
indignation. "It seems to bother you
ull to see me having a good time."
" Tnin't that, Mnry," he protested
soberly. "You know IM ruth Of see you
having a good time thnn anything else
1 know of. But you 're going to be
mighty lonesome when all these city
people go bnck. They'll nil be through
with you then, nnd it'll be mighty hnrd
for you to come down to our wny 0'
living ngain."
"My friend's won't be through with
mo when they go bnck to the city," sho
replied a little crossly. "Some of them
hnve nsked me to come nnd see them
this winter."
The mnn hung his hend nnd sighed.
"I don't believe you'll ever marry
me now, Mury," ho said dully.
The girl swung her dangling feet over
the water and looked out at the motor
bout, which wns drawing nenror,
"Why, really, Frnnk, I don't hnve
much time to consider such things, you
"I've about given up," Frank said.
"You used to be happy all the time,
nnd easy to pleuse, until yon got so
bound up in pianos and phonographs,
and thon automobiles and launches und
things, I guess it ain't nny more use,
Mnry. You'd just about die, living
alone with me in the lighthouse; nn'
that's nil I know how to do. 1 cnn nlwnys keep a light going nnd everything
ship-shape, but I couldn't go to work
an learn to be a city chap now; I'd
be lost out of a lighthouse. So thore
it is you want a nice place with all
tho fixings, nnd ull I've got to offer you
is n whitewashed house on n rock, with
a dory to run back and forth to mnrket
Mnry got up off tho string-piece, and
furtively smoothed her skirt nnd patted
hor fluffy hnir.
"Hero's Mr. Trent," she snid.
"I guess that's my answer," muttered tho lighthouse keeper,
"Hello!" cried Trout gaily, ns the
bout eume alongside the wharf, und
thon ho looked carelessly nt the other
mau and snid, "Hood morning," n bit
"Morning, sir," snid the other, und
turned nway with bowed head and listless teet.
"That's the chap that keeps the
lighthouse, isn't itf" nsked Trent.
"Yes," snid the girl.
"Friend of yourst" he nsked dryly.
"Known him nil my life," she answered, frowning slightly. "He's a
mighty good mnn."
"lie must be, ' said Trent. "A man
would have to be pretty good, or n good
denl of a clam, to hold down n job like
thnt yenr in nnd yenr out. Most chaps
would drink themselves to death the
first year, cooped up on a rock like
"Are we going!" nsked the girl impatiently.
" 'Course we're going!" he laughed,
nnd helped her down into the boat.
Toward cvoning, after the sun had
gone down, the motor boat returned to
the wharf. The man and tho girl got
out and stood silent; for a moment, looking at the dark bnnk of clouds nlong
tho horizon. The girl's face was flushed, and she seemed on the verge of
tenrs. The mnn wns nervous, nnd he
frowned us with vexntion.
"There nren't many girls thnt would
think twice about such n chance," he
grumbled. "Mind, I'm not holding
myself up ns n paragon, but I've got
all the things thut make n woman happy, T guess; nnd it isn't every woman
that gets a chunce at them."
"You might give me n little time to
think," pleaded the girl.
"Tt ought not to take nny time nt
all," he replied gruffly. "I'm going
back to the city tonight for n few days,
nnd I want my answer nnw. T'm not
used to waiting for things I want, anyway, '
The girl shook her hend nnd twisted
her fingers together desperately.
"It's all come so sudden," she suid.
"It's only fair to both of us that I
should tnke time to think. I've nlwnys
lived right here, you know, nnd I never
thought ubout going away. Think how
surprised nil my old friends would Ibe."
"Tho lighthouse jnnitor, for in-
stnnee," tauhled the man.
"Don't speak liko that!" she warned
him. "Frank hns nlwnys been a good
friend to me."
"By Jove!" He laughed disagreeably. "Perhaps you're in lovo with
the honest lighthouse man. That would
be a romantic lifo for a girl, wouldn't
it? Living in two whitewashed rooms,
with nbout as much furniture ns n 'jnil-
bird hns; nnd cooking tho kooper's porridge for him throe hundred nnd sixty-
five days iu tho yenr. Onco in ten yenrs
you might get some one to tend the
lump while you wont up to Boston, to
look in the shop windows and go to the
theatre. My, but that would be living!
And now you're having a bad timo over
the thought of taking up with mo and
tho best house in the city, and servants
and dresses, nnd jewelry, and horses,
and automobiles!"
"It's going to ruin nnd blow," said
tho girl huskily.   "Lot's hurry home."
Thc wnves were already snapping
nbout the wharf, and tho wind wns
howling ominously,
"Tho squall (s here," said Trent, ns
a few big roindrops fell.    "We'd be
soaked before we could get to your
house.   Como in bore.''
Ho took hor hand aud drew her into
nn oystcrman's shuck at the side of the
wharf. Presently the rain beat upon
tho roof and swept around thom tu
floods; the wind roared with the ses,
and made thc timbers of the shack and
wharf groan aud creak dismally, Darkness closed about them like a "suddenly
lowered curtain. The girl shivered, not
only because ahe was cold, but from a
vague dread of the man with whom she
wns standing there in a narrow, dark
"Poor littlo girl!" said Trent, with
au effort ut tenderness, •'You're shaking with tho cold," and he put hia arms
around bor nnd held hor dose to him.
'' Bon't!'' sho cried fear fall y.
"IMonso don't do that, Mr. Tronlt"
Bho tried to push him from her and
free herself, but ho laughed and still
held her.
"You're going to kiss me, Mary,"
he whispered suddenly, "and toll me
that you're going right to tho city with
me tonight to marry me. You might as
well answer now; you know well enough that you've too much sense te refuse me. but you wanted to hold off u
while.   Say 'yes,' Mary!"
"Let me go!" sho protested.
Within, she wondered fearfully if the
mnn were not right. Had she not already accepted his offer of wealth and
social position, deep down in hor heartf
She shrank from his embrace with repugnance, but her feminine mind flash
od rapidly over the strange circumstances of the case.
For her pretty face ami winflomonass,
this man offered hor more wealth and
power than her young mind could road-
lly grasp. Of the quality of his love
sho dared not think, but his name wna
ono to conjure with, and the title "Mrs.
Trout" would bc like a patent of nobility among the simple people of her
native village. She saw herself nr
rounded with magnificence, as if it waro
alrendy assured.
Then her mind flitted to the altar
native, and it looked dull enough, Lent,
dreary winters among the fisher-font,
uncouth men and slatternly women;
nothing but rocks and sand, and the sea,
aud harsh storms through nil tho years
of her life. Rhe resisted hor companion's embrace less strongly.
"Mary!" he cried, feeling her yield.
Ho clasped her closer, and kissed her
lips hotly nnd passionately. She threw
out her nrms nnd struggled against him,
but ho lnughod aloud and held her with
brutal firmness, while he kissed her
roughly again nnd ngain. She criod oat
in terror, nnd looked into the surrounding darkness for some sign of hedp.
Tho rain still enme dowu iu shoots, aad
tho sky wns blnck. Not even the early
evening lights of the near-by housaa
could be scon through the stormy
And the hlaekness wns in her soul.
She felt dishonored and undone. This
man, who seemed like some rude animal
ns she strove with him, wns conquering
her with his superior strength nnd sun
ning. Her hend swnyed backward limply; and us she looked at tho shadowy
liguro of her captor a faint light sod
denly flushed upon his face, illumia-
nting it but slightly, enough to show her
u leering mouth and gleaming, horriWo
She turned her head quickly to aee
whence eume the light, and thon. she
started convulsively ns sho beheld a
pure white beam of light piercing the
angry darkness, like a keen, bright
sword penetrating the armor of evil.
"See! See! ' she cried wildly, *wtth.
out knowing why.
Tho man started nervously and followed the gesture of her hand with liis
"Ah!" he muttered honrsoly. "Thnt
is the lighthouse!"
She gathered all her strength and
freed herself from, him with a single
desperate effort.
"Yes, yes!" she almost shrieked, ia
an ecstasy of relief nod triumph. "It'a
the lighthouse! It's the light that
never fails—that saves ships, and pee-
pie, and somotimes souls—it's faithfulness, and hopo, nnd love, nnd purity;
nnd it's stronger thnn all the storms
nnd -darkness! It's my light, nnd it'a
my love und life!    I'm* going to HI"
Sho rnn out fearlessly into the boating
ruin and disappeared in tho dnrknsa.
The mnn stood motionless in tho shelter
of the shack—silent, though he knew
not why.
samuel Johnson on simplified
dr. samukl johnson (17091784)
expressed himself ou the subject
of spelling reform iu tho following words, printed iu the preface ef
his dictionary:
" In examining the orthography of
any doubtful word, the modo of spelling
by which it is inserted in the series
of tin1 dictionary is to be considered an
that to which I give, perhaps not oftoa
rashly, the preference In this
pnrt of tho work, whore caprice hns
long wuntoncd without control, nnd
vanity sought praise by petty reformation, I hnve endeavored to proceed with
a scholar's rcvorenco for antiquity, aid
a grammarian's regard to the genius
of our tongue. I hnve attempted fow
alterations, and among thoso few, perhaps tho greatest pnrt is from the
modern to tho ancient practise; nnd I
hope I mny bo allowed to recommend te
thoso whose thoughts hnve been, perhaps, employed too anxiously ou verbal
singularities, not to disturb, upon narrow views, or for minute propriety, tho
orthography of their fathors. It haa
boen asserted that for the Inw to bt*
known is of more importnnco that to be
"This recommendation of steadiness
nnd uniformity does not procood from
an opinion that particular c'ombinntions
of letters hnvo much influence on human
happiness; or thnt truth may not be successfully taught by modes of spelling
fanciful nnd erroneous. I nm not yet bo
lost in lexicography ns to forget that
words nre the daughters of earth, and
thnt things are the sous of heaven.
Lnngunge is only the instrument of
science, and worda are signs of Ideas;
I wish, however, that tho instrument
might be less apt to decay, and that the
signs might be permanent." THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND. B.C,
PERHAPS it was the long, cold spring which iutluenced
the designers of smart millinery this summer, or it muy
hnve been only the unquenchable desire for novelty
which hits caused tne utilization of the vurious material's
from which the newest midsummer hats ure made up, textures
which hitherto huve been seeu ouly in the models intended
far tho height of the winter season. Au all volvet toque
trimmed with quills or even ostrich feathers wus, for example,
never before considered uppropriute until almost nftor thc
tirst snowfall, yet sueh is worn now with u lingerie gown, ns
though the combination were the most consistent Imaginable.
Kveu fnr is used us u trimming on one of the very smartest
French models, formed of lace and chiffon, but it is not likely
that fur will over have u place in the summer outfit for uu
American resort, .Moth, if not rust, does corrupt loo quickly
in our /one.
The most charming of all summer hut-*, however, arc
bound to be the wide brimmed leghorns, adorned with great
French roses, lace and ribbons. There is a suggestion of the
cloche, or bell shape, still evident in nearly all the large
huts, but the brims are much more spread out than was the
rase a year ago. giving the effect of not quite so high a hat.
This is but nu optical illusion, however, as will be seeu as
soon us the attempt Is made to pack the hat of the present
season iu lust yearV hat box. The greater width of the
crown makes it appear uot so high as before, but it is iu
reality some wlmt deeper if anything. The exaggeratedly
wide crown - larger than the top of the head could possibly
bo—is disappearing, ami the smartest hats all have tiow an
effect of fitting the shape of the head peculiarly well. The
crown, iu other words, must never seem to stand out beyond
the sides of the bend, so that were it uot for u bandeau or
halo within the hat would fall down nud at ouco smother the
There are some few quite Hut huts also. These nre the
huts tlmt are unusually wide, the brim curved down slightly
ull nround, but the lint tilted slightly ou one side, so that
while pnrt of the face is almost completely hidden the wearer
sliull still be recognisable from the view point on the other
side.    The  brim   is  wide und   bent   up  slightly  on  the  vide
To American eyes the hluck velvet hats mny seem st range
just now, and perhaps while tbo weather remains nt its hot
test, blaek velvet toi{ucu wiii not be worn, but at the first
breath of autumn velvet is destined to be put on for most
formal aftOTUOQO wear, it i» uot necessary, however, to have
the entire hut of velvet. Perhaps the brim may be faced
with BtrtlW or the crown mul facing may be of velvet, while
the upper pnrt of the brim i» of yellow, whito or colored crin.
Flowers relieve the larger velvet hats. Luce is nlso used to
soften the black velvet and to make it look lighter. Fortunately, the velvet hats ure fashioned in some miraculous
in a liner which makes them reully uo heavier than the thinnest
Sheerest lawn combined either with straw or sutin is an
other tillUSUtll elVeet noticeable in some of the new models. A
larger crown composed appurently of layers of folded white
mousseline de soie bordered wilh a band of softly folded
black satin made up oue charming little toque, Again, the
white mousseline is seen next the fuce, while the crown is of
sutin, The different combinations of textures und the differ
cut methods of combining ai'O almost innumerable, When
fur is seen on the summer models it is generally ns pa it of
the trimming on u mousseline ur luce but.
Cornflower blue is a favorite shade of the moment and is
introduced with every color thnt will admit of the combinu-
tlon. This is another favorite trimming and a touch of corn
llower blue velvet on u white hat veiled in black tulle with a
great cluster of full blown thistle- as trimming wus most ut
There is uo real limit fur the size of the hats of the pres
cut momont* -no limit in any direction, it might be said.
When large they are so large as to muke the widest, tluins
borough look like u Scotch cap. When smnll they ure very
small ami rapidly growing narrower At the same time a hat
of mod lum size does not necessarily look out of dnte, Some
lints ure very high, otliers apparently quite low uud lint, yet
if the proportions and lines are correct they will look smart,
A high bandeau instead of n lint "hnlo" is worn in some of
the newest hats when it is desired to keep the sloping brim
from entirely enveloping the face. The height of the ban
detlU must depend entirely upon the individual. This means
largelv the wny in which the hair is worn, for upon this de
ponds almost entirely the adjustment of the hut.
No summer costume is perfect without its sunshude, even
though the hat is itself wider than fhe parasol, for n parasol
must he carrlod to give a finished effect to the whole. There
nre many novelties iu the parasols of the present year, but
chief among them is the sunshude of blnck velvet lined with
softly shirred white chiffon. Somewhat incongruous, perhaps,
a velvet parasid is nevertheless exceedingly effective, and a
hlaei. velvet is more effective than uny other.    It must huve
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ln the large huts tbe crown is generally curved or rounded,
seldom tint.
While there is considerable adornment on many of the
sinartesL models, others again of thu costliest huts are delight
fully plain. A wide brimmed blaek crin shape wbicb bent
dowu slightly both buck und front, but not at the sides, hud
for its sule trimming au enormous crenm colored rose. Tbe
medium steed crown wus softened by a soft fold of black
wit iu. Curried out in leghorn, with a great pink rose and
with tulle instend of ribbon about the crown, this hat was
nlso exceptionally pretty,
Many of the most, attractive midsummer inns nre ve:led
iu softly shirred uet or luce. The crown is lefl plain, while
tbe brim is softened with either black, while or colored
Most often it. is the yellow straws which are veiled, bul
the white ami the black cHllfl, leghorns and chips ure ulso
treated iu the same manner, About the crown will be u
wreath of green leaves, with three or four greal roses or
peonies and grnss or wheat standing up from the wreath to
give height to the hat. Wheat in all colors, even black, is
mueh used iu trimming at the moment, and grass nf all kin It
is cleverly Imitated in silk and cotton. The great silk penn
ies and poppies are also most effective, two or three such
flowers often being quite sullicieut trimming  e hai.
There is a return to the idea of the lingerie hat iu the
morning hats of Knglish embroidery, trimmed only with n
wide during bow of bright colored ribbon. These embroidery
hats, however, are unlike those of former years in that tbey
are attached to a still' wired frame uud there is uo soft rufll'e
edge to full down becomingly over the brim. Silk aud even
foulard huts ure nlso seen fur morning wear, but it is doubt
fui if these will ever receive hearty approval from Dame
Most desirable of nil for morning wear, however, are the
perfectly plain hats of black satin trimmed only wilh a wide
bowknot of the same. They are flat, wide brimmed, really
shade huts, und so cleverly made that they ure uo heavier
than the thinnest of straw. It is a novel idea for midsurn
mer, but with a simple waist and skirt costume these black
satin huts are wonderfully smart.
The ull blaek satin models have also invaded the realm
of afternoon dress. With a blnck and white costume of silk
or voile, of laee or lingerie, a really small black satin hat
mado with narrow brim und high crown, adorned only wilh
it stiff wired bow of the snme satin, gives a most perfect finish
to the efi'ect of the wbole.
Large flower bedecked hats ure most worn by young girls,
but for older women thore is nothing more iu vogue than tho
qaite small latin bats. |
a very long handle, almost a. shepherd's crook, of course without the crook, aud it musl. not be too wide wheu open, for
then it might be heavy. Jt is nbsulutely plain save for the
lining, but ihe sticks und the bundle may be us costly us desired. As vet a velvet sunshade is by no menus cheap, even
in it.s himplest form.
Brocade parasols arc also smart this yeur and tbe silk sun*
shades so covered, or, to speak mure strictly, so cut by open
Knglish embroidery as to be not shudes nt alt, are also much
in demand. The shapes of many of the newest pnrasols are
strange nml curious to behold, every possible design being
attempted, even the Japanese umbrella witb its numerous
Sticks being curried out in silk and linen.
'the bundle, too, is au all important part of the punt
of lodav. Tortoise shell and amber, with monogram ->r
it litis iii gold, are always in fashion, but now the craze
tlu- different kinds uf costly enamel wure iu exquisite
of mauve and blue, There are curiously carved wooden
handles also, and the utility or vanity handles, with tiny
powder bus mid minor al tin* lop, are approved by all foi
lowers of fashion.
Another complement to a costume for late summer or early
autumn is oue of the new satin scarfs. Itlack, faced with
white, about hall' n yard iu width and two nml a half yards
loug, is the most popular Combination) but there arc also
black scurfs seen lined with cornflower blue, and even rasp
berrv pink, according to the costume itself. There are some
scarfs now sold which are wide enough to form regular wraps,
and these ure seen iu both ch iff Ot) and two thicknesses of
is for
No tor many years has there been an occasion when the
home dressmaker could use short ends of material so effective
lv as at presold. Iu fact, for a long time there was so little
eomlui.ing ,,l material that it was necossarv to have a full
putter., ot one fabric for every costume turned out. Almost
ull women tylio have a weakness for bargains have stored
away from time to time most attractive short lengths „f „,„.
■ cnnl which, after buying, they found quite impossible .or
tiliinton In n satisfactory gown. Happv the woman who
has such store ot hue fabrics today, for if thev are beautiful
of their kind thero Is almost sure to be » wav bv which they
m.i\ be combined with another mnteriul to irtflke an attractive
How a Stray Fox Terrier Won a Lion's
Skin—A Naturalist's Adventures
With a Cinematograph Camera
in Africa
^JilMHA, the pluckiest fox-terrier iu
t    the world, uud the only dog of its
breed   which   bus ever  tackled  a
full grown   Hon   "single-handed,"   bus
returned   to   London,   her   birthplace,
from British Kast Africa.
The story of how Simbu fought the
lion was told to u representative of the
Dally Mail bv Mr. Cherry Keartou, the
dog's muster, wbo hus just returned
from the Konia district of Hritisb Kast
Africa with a number of einemutograph
pictures of wild minimis.
Simbu is an ordinary fox terrier, of
no special value from u breeder's point
of view, uud wus, iu fact, taken out of
the But ter sou uog's Home by " HulVn
lo" dunes, of lion -lassoing fume, who
gave  her to Mr.   Kearton.
Simba's tight with the lion took place
when Mr. Kearton was trying to obtain
pictures of the killing of u Hon by
unlive spearmen. Two lions bad been
located iu some scrub, and twenty Ma
Sill warriors, with spears, were ready
to attack. The lioness, however, escaped, ami the mule lion, afler appear
iug for a moment, bolted into u dried
river bed and  refused to budge.
"Simbu," said Mr. Kearton, "darted
into the donga, and within a few sec
oods we heurd a tremendous roar which
seemed to shake the ground, and the
bushes within twelve yards of us were
\ iulently agitated. The lion ron red
again and again, ami in Ihe brief intervals we heard the weuk bul very
furious yapping of the dog. The Masai
stood, every nerve tingling, with spears
"Suddenly the linn dashed through a
little clearing, aud we were ataa/.ed to
see Simbu hanging ou with 1km- teeth
embedded in its tail. Three spears were
hurled ut the escaping beast, with such
accuracy thut they all truusllxcd thc
heart, uud the Hon fell dend. Vou must
know tlmt tbe skin of the lion belongs,
according to local custom, not to thc
wnrrior whose spear inflicts tbe fatal
wound, bnt to the man wbo first rustic*
iu  and cuts off the black  tip from thej
"Two of the three spearmen dashed
into the donga, but thev found Simba i
with the black tip at III between hei I
teeth, resolutely determined to oppose j
any hostile claim.    The speurmen, who
were lust in udminitii .greed thai thoj
skin belonged by right of dim re tn
Simbu, ami they bunded it ev.r tu m)
wife as trustee fur the dog."
Mr. Kearton also related the follow
iug stories of bis adventures, during a
very  adventurous journey.
"While 1 was ia the Konia district
getting cinematograph pictures I was
attacked by lever, and for some days
my temperature ranged from lU'J to 103
It was while 1 was in this state thai
the Somali  horsemen told me thnt they
hnd rounded up four lions.    What would.
I do*    I  told them that at all costs we
would have the fight, nml that I und ill) j
machine must  be carried to the spot.!
some fifteen miles.distant.    Ity the time
I arrived three of the lions hud escaped,
but the fourth was still held up.
"We bud with us six Somali horso j
men (nnnrmod) uud eighteen Masai;
spearmen, who were to do the killing,!
while, as I  was unarmed, two spearmen
stood guard  over  me and the camera.|
The lion made a running tight lor about
u mile, und again and again charged the
horsemen.   Then ho made a stand,
"The spenrmeu rushed forward, uad
ut u distance of ten yards six spears
were hurled into his body. 1 was with
ia thirty yards id' the beast with m\
hand uu the handle of the machine, but
just us the charge wus mude I fell for
ward unconscious through weuk ness. I
huve no 111 mm of that light."
"Oa another occasion wo rounded u|
a lioness ou the plain. After a running
fight she mnde u stand. 1 advanced with
my machine within thirty yards of tin
beast and at rigid angles to the spear
men, who were sixty yards distant
waiting for me to get the camera ready
"Suddenly the lioness dashed at nu
roaring, with mouth open and tail up.
"The lion. Berkeley t'ole. the lender
of the expedition to which I was at
Inched, shouted, 'Put yonr camera
lown; she is coming  for you.'
"Hut my business was to get pic
tares, and I relied upon my two spoil r
men   guardians,   in   whom   I   hud   great
iilidcnce. So 1 went on turning the
handle, The lioness then seemed lo
realize thut I wus not the danger, uud
lie darted back and lay down, awaiting
the attack of the advancing Masai.
Then her heart failed her. but. as she
turned to bolt one uf the men hurled
lunl sword which transfixed her
mouth. Turning again she charged the
Masai, bit through three ol' the shields
which the warriors carry and wounded
turee of the men before she fell under
the spear thrusts. That was a success
fui hunt wilh satisfactory results."
Mr. Kearton then rotated particulars
of a "close shave ' with u rhinoceros
which lie hud Inst year in the same
district. Ou this occasion he did not
succeed in obtaining any pictures.
"Oue morning my friend t'lurk, of
the New Vork Natural History Museum,
uud I went to look for a troupe of
fourteen lions of which we hnd heard.
We both curried rides, and two spear
men nml some porters accompanied us.
Suddenly my camorn boy shouted some
thing which I did not catch and bulled
pnst  me.
"Sharply turning, I saw the two
spearmen und ('lurk making with all
haste for the only tree iu sight. I
thought the troupe of lions was on us,
but iu a second or two I heard the uu
mistukable pulling noise made by the
rhinoceros, nud then I saw Iwo coming
toward mi1 at full speed. I, too, made
a dash  for the tree.
"Hut fhe (ree wus too (hick to climb,
The Masai hid behind the trunk, t'lurk
was tive yards away with ritle levelled.
The two rhinoceroses came on in a clottd
of dust at a speed of about twenty
miles au hour.
"When tliey were within four yards j
Clark, whose rifle Imd jammed, shout J
ed, 'Kire, Keartou.'    I  lired and drop j
Countless have beon the cures worked
by Hollowny's Corn Cure. It has a
power of its own md found iu other
ped one. His heud as he (ell almost
touched my feet. Within u fow seconds he rose, mude us though ho would
charge Clark, and theu bolted.
"1 thought the second rhinoceros had
followed the wounded animal, but it had
gone iu another direction, and as I
dashed round the tree 1 run shoulder to
shoulder into it, 1 suffered most iu the
"This I'll Ul OCO rod escaped, but the one
I hud shot dropped dead within » litis
dred yards, '
Fill 11'.' raw material of a number of
X    large establishments u this eeai-
try consists of empty fruit and
vegetable cans, rescued from flio dumps.
The principal products of these manufactories are window sash weights, elevator weights, ami ballast fur boats.
After delivery nt the foundry the cans
are piled into a large iron grating, under u snoot iron hoOd, which terminates
in a smokestack. Tliey ure sprinkled
with crude oil, which is then set ou fire.
The process consumes the labels, loosom
the dirt, und melts the solder, which
falls through the grating, and is collect
ed, cast into ingots, and sold to be used
Some of the cans, which hnve simply
lapped and soldered joints, melt apart
completely. These are sorted out, uad
the sheets straightened and bound iut*
bundles, to be sold to (runk makers for
protecting cornors, They ure also bought
by button manufacturers, who stamp
from them the disks used iu cloth-covered buttons,
The machine made cans do not como
apart, und they are loaded into large
carts, taken on an elevator to the charging tloor, and dumped into tbe cupola,
which is fed alternately with cans and
coke. The cans are so light tbat some
of thom ure carried out at the top of the
stuck by the force of the blunt, and a
rge screen is arranged to prevent the
pieces  from   falling un  the  roof.
Ii] the -amis ure thoroughly greased
'with vaseline before using dyen it
will  prevent   lhe  stain   peuetrnting
lettpty  into the skin.
After washing chillies ihe hand- ure
jb hern lly disagreeably rough'.' If a little olive uii is rubbed well into the skui
with a cut lemon ami well washed with
hot water and soap, the hands will boon' smooth and  white ngain.
Noodle's Journey—A needle whuh
entered Ibe left knee of ii dressmaker
at Schroda. Posen, emerged some days
later from the sole of her right fool.'
"f rose satin has the skirt and upper part of the bodice of the
sntlli, while the overskirt and the lower pnrt of the horfii
are of embroidered voile de noie.
Tho Oil of the Peoplo—Mfiny oils
have cOtllQ nud gone, but Hr. Thomas'
Kcloctrie Oil continues to maintain its
position and increase its sphere of use
fulness each yenr, Its sterling runlit ies
have brought it to the front a id kept
it there, aud it can truly be called the
uii of the people. Thousands lime benefited by it and would use no other preparation. THE tsuNOKR, OtJMMSRUND, B.O,
Published  every  Saturday  at  Cumberland,  IU'., by
Okmo.nd T. Smithe,
Editor and Proprietor.
Advertising rates published elsewhere in the paper,
Subscription price 81.50 per year, payable in advance
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SATURDAY, OCT., 15   1910.
What the Editor has to say.
Our recent editorial on the liquor question seems to have
j;iven offense to Dr. Spencer, Superintendent of Locul option.
While venturing to differ with the Doctor with the enlarged cranium on the liquor question we did not cast any reflections upon that gentleman's motives.
We did not insinuate that the reverend gentleman was in
the ministry for the money in the collection plate, or that his
enthusiasm for  Local Option, or the Canada Temperance  Act
was altogether owing to the size of his salary as Superintend
ent of the Local Option League,
The fanatical Doctor, however, is not so charitable,
With an "I am holier than thou" attitude, he insinuate s
that we have sold our editorial opinion on the question to the
liquor interests, as will be seen from the following quotation
from his letter in this issue: "As long as you advertise liquor
Mr. Editor, you must oppose temperance."
The Doctor has at least paid us an unintentional compli
ment by insinuating that our editorial writings have been
thought worthy of purchase by anyone.
We are glad to know that our article will prove of such
benefit to the temperance cause, and we believe, ourselves, that
it will prove of quite as much benefit as the hysterical vapor-
ings and bull bellowing oratorical stunts of a certain very in-
temporate temperance advocate, who shall be nameless.
We have read somewhere, a story concerning a mote and
a beam which we would suggest that our reverend correspondent should peruse carefully.
Practical   Watchmaker
All Work Guaranteed
, . NEXT TO TARBELL'S, Ironmonger . .
Dunsmuir Ave   : ::   Cumberland
BeadneU & Biscoe
gomox. B.C.    —
S^a frontages and farming land for sale
If the Dominion Government has no intention of decorating the interior of the Cumberland Customs House with a Customs House Officer, it might not be asking too much to have a
telephone installed in the Union Bay Customs House for the
convenience of the merchants here.
The way in which the residents of this city are treated in
the way of customs and postid facilities is so outrageous and
wrath-provoking as to imperil the immortal souls of our citizens.
A writer in the Western Clarion has the following to say
about Owen Sound, Ontario, a local option town : "Owen
Sound is a nice place. Its principal amusement is local option,
a pastime, I found, that provides the moral saviours of our race
with a feeling of having done their duty to mankind, and also
the police force and magistrate are plentifully supplied with
cases of drunks, dives and other accompaniments of prohibition,
Of course, I did leave there because of local option. Tliey say
the unexpected always happens, ana if they imagined they
were going to make the town dry well the unexpected did happen. The whole thing is a farce, you have drinks at breakfast,
dinner and supper, If you are around one of the hotels, you
get plagued with confidential enquiries as to whether the bartender is around, i.s there any chance, have they got anything '.
Perhaps luck favors them and they get a drink of whiskey, or
rather something in a whiskey glass which seems to bear a remarkable resemblance to turpentine or wood alcohol colored
Local option bas just driven the drinking behind closed doors
but the drunks go about unblushingly. They are not drunk ;
they are doped. They look like a cross between a lunatic and
a fellow half stupif ed through some drug. Still I guess that's
enough about it.
The heartless way in which a woman will order ber Sunday provisions at nine o'clock on Saturtay night, with never a
thought to the people who will he concerned with that order
until it is finally delivered, seems increditable, Yet this is
done. Right wrongs nodody, and this is a wrong which should
be righted. Surely some method can he inaugurated whereby
the necessities of life can be procured without necessitating over-worked delivery boys and tired horses catering to our wants
long after a reasonable hour.
Not the Cheapest, but the Best
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Display Advertisements
75 cents per column inch per month.
Special rate for half page or more.
Condensed Advertisements
1 cent 1 word, 1 issue ; minimum charge 25 cents,
Ko accounts run for this class of advertising
to solicit
subscriptions to
Are you
If not
* is!
In either case you should be interested in this
Carrying a full line of the very best
and Jewellery
Also a
on commission
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
MM"  The Islander
Cumberland, B.C.
Men's Clothing.
One of the. hest things <t-
bout thin store is the kind
of men who come here for
clothing—some want style
and some want quality.
Our fabrics are finer and
our stifles newer than, ever
hefore, A new shipnv n'
Men's All Wool
Serges & Cheviots
in blues and hlark. made.
J ram shrunken fabrics.
We offer you value for
every dollar we ask in,
price   in    clothing   that
Our Prices Range
$12 to $30
All we ask is for you to
Compare our Values.
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To  the  printer who
does good work.
Good printing is the
only kind we do, and
our prices are  reasonable        »
If ynu wish to mako your piano nr
furniture appear jusl like new, try a
la>ttle of Ili.We'^ |'iaiu> anil Furniture
Polish, h is an exceptionally good
polish an I jou will not uso any other
itfior hUving tried it onuo, Ic i* pul
up in 7Bo an.l $1,25 bottles -Kor -ale
by C'liasS'graveiit"ilie Iskmler"oBiuo
The Oatliullo lWw will bo held iu
Ciniiner;aii(l Hall oil Tuesiluy Itfturuouli
Oc, 18 It 1M1U.
Horn—On (let. 4th to the wife of |
Mr Neil .1! .yd nf Union IS. C, a son,
Born—Mrs Wm Britoa on Oot. Tub
a daughter.-
Cumberland  &  Union
works Co., Ltd.
be   allow
ed   onlv
between the 1
of 7 In tl
a.m. nml
7 to 8 p.m.
Leaking taps
t lie attended to.
Any changes
or a
Iditions t
t oxisting
piping  must  1
e  sanctioned
Uv   tbe
. Mi
The slon' is stocked full.
*• ■<> »•>' .-c° ._■■ »->■ ae »v .v •>• >•>•■ ••»-• «^
•5 ■?->• .-j.' aw sw .->! .>■ etfi .>? ex »-*>«»! »■»$
Fur this Pay ami following week will be here in plenty
BLANKETS wiling at almost Cost Price.
SM( )KS largest stock mi Vnucouver Id., to select ("rom.
UNDERWEAR *U sizes & qualities.
Rubbers & Oi! Clothing
Bought Before the Great Advance, selling; cheap
Barrister,   Solicitor   and'
> Notary Public.
I'he finest, hotel in   lh t city
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
The   McClary   Manufactuing  Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Good
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer In Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
. . A Pine Assortment of China at Moderate Prices , .
Furnished Rooms to Let, opposite thu
Wanted— Three Young Piga ; send price
and particulars, T. A. L. Smith,
Hornby Inland, jl!)
Two Light Draft Teams, weight about
HOOlbs. Apply Shopland Bros.,
Sandwick. jll
For 8-tle—D Milk Cows and a Heifers,
Apply H. S. l'tirteufl, Haiikshaw,
Courtenay. jlH
8 Roomed House and Double Lot for
Sale, cheap] or will ium furnished.
Mrs. Uue.
Kor S iir—Chicken Rnuoh 3 acres, Good
House(rtotm'ly renovated), 300 liyiny
huiiH, brooder house uinl outhouses,
orchard, *•.*> *\ garden. Apply Mis.
Hill, opposite I'i. Bead noil's, Cumux.
876.00 DOLMKB KKWAllD.
Thu above will he piiid to ihu person
giving infoiinatii'O which loailn to the
conviction of (im party or parties who
allot and ki led my man- roll on tht- nlghl
of Hup!,, iih, lu the vicinity of my S, K,
corner pont, Addtuss, .1. Lawrence, Kye
hay, Comox, H U.
Any per-nii or noi'sons willing lu
uut any fallen timuur on City Park
Lots ntc at liberty to cut and can
same mvay for (heir own uso.
Any sUmlinu linibm* inual not le
cut or destroyed.
Any person or persons found (lump
ing garbage or refuse on samo will bt
By order of the Cily Council.
A. McKinnon,
City Clork.
City Hall, Aug. 19th, 1910.
Notice to Advertisers.
Cliiuige advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
lie in tliis olliee not later than
10 n.m. on Thursday.
due s(oel( ia t\ow eotn/itefo ill nil lines of J^urnjluto,  J3ods,
.  . .  Springs if Mattresses . . .
A One line of Couches and Bed Louncos trom $7. OO to $20.00 NOW ON SALB
You are specially Invited to call and Inspect oup atock 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
ss= Best on the Coast ss=
Pilsener Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
See   us   about  your
next printing job
Prints everything
Prints it' well
Doomed to Suffering
HUiS   is  a  sormou   for  ' 'children
who   have   grown   tall"   in   the
worda of a little tut who was told
liy her mother nut to ['I
i yard mi Sunday
seemed to strike hiin. "I say, dad," he
suggested, "how would it do for you
to work it few years lunger uud then the
two of us retire togetherI"
AFTER having wrestled with about
thirty dishes ut
a dinner, und after
ll this being culled upon to speak.
Horace Porter declared that be felt a
i tlic front j great sympathy with that woman in Ire
| laud wlio had hud something ot a field-
"Uut,  itiuiiiiitu,  lsn'1   ii   Sunday  io
tba backyard, toot"
, 1*AMISS AUtKKY, the druraatist, wns
i *J descending the steps of liis club,
when a stranger addressed him
thus: " I beg yuur pardon) bul is there
i gentleman in This club with ono eye
of thc name of X i" Albory answered tin* question at onco liy another:
j "Stop a moment.    What's the name of
lhis nther eye?"
Harbor au Bouche, Maich 24, 1909.
"I suffered terribly {rem Biliousnest
and Dyspepsia for fifteen years, was
treated by physicians and took tnany
remedies but got no relief. Then I took
"FTuit-*-tives", and thit medicine
completely cured me when everything
•1st failed.    To all sufferers from Indi-
{cation, Biliousness and Constipation,
strongly advise   them   to   try   this
fnilt medicine". Charles Barrett.
30c a box, 6 for $1.50—or trial box,
15c. At all dealers or from Fruit-a-tives
Limited, Ottawa.
Nailed by the Ears—During thu
I losecution of 11 Londnnn, Eusl Km!, simp
keeper for adulteration recently, the
magistrate remark od, "n rlny.s gone by
tradesmen convicted of offences similar
10 this were punished by being nailed
by the ears to tlieir owe doorposts.
Profits of Flying—It is officially announced bv the l.nneashirn Aero Club
thai Mr. Oralmmo White has been en
gaged al a f f $10,000 to give exhibition flights daily during tho period of
the HI.icl.pool aeroplane exhibition. The
retaining fee is the largest which lias
< ■■ i'i  I n paid to any aviator.
MAKAHT, the great  Viennese paint-
er, waa taciturn to a fault.   It Ls
refuted of him that ouco at a dinner party  lie sat  next  to  Mine. Gull-
moyor for a whole hour without uttering :i   syllable,  when  his  fair  ui'     '
playfully  nudged  him   with  her
and said:    ''Come,  llerr
let us change the con vet
lay on hand. She began by knoekiu.
down two somewhat unpopular agents of
lier absentee landlord, and was seen later ia the day dancing a jig on the stomach of thfl prostrate furm of the Presbyterian minister. One of her friends
admired her prowess in this direction
and invited hcr in and gave lier a good
stiff glass uf whisky. Her friend saiil,
"Shall I pour some water in your whisky i" nnd the woman replied, " For
God's sake, haven't I had troubl
ought already today .'"
CHARACTERISTIC     unecdete   is
The Horseman
FAMOUS   North   Caroliui
Cyclists' Paradise—Denmark is described, in the report of the American
Consul at Copenhagen, as a wheelman's
paradise, with an abuudance of good
roads, good inns, and special tracks in
cities, and few gradients. In Copenhagen, he says, then- are 00,000 cyclists
-probably u larger proportion to the
population than will br found iu any
other city,
They Soothe Excited Nerves—Ner
vuus affections are usually attributable
to defective digestion, as the stomach
dominates the nerve centres. A course
of I'armelee's Vegetable Pills will still
all disturbances of this character, and
by restoring the stomach to normal ue
tion relieve thc nerves from irritation.
There is nn sedative like them and iu
the correction of irregularities of the
digestive   process,   no   preparation   has
done mo effective work, as cnn  be tOSti
tied to by thousands.
AUHAUACTfiKlSTUj anecu«e u
told of cherubiui, tho most jealous of the irritable geilUB ot com
posers, lle had been prevailed upon to
be present at the lirst representation of
the work of a confrere, and, during the
first acts, which wore luucli applauded
by the public, he had kept a gloomy si
lenre. The third act was less favorably received, and a certain passage es
*"*      '   '•'■■—   1 o . [leciallv seemed to cast u cold blanket
toxt, "He givoth his beloved ovt,r tluJ 8pectiitors, when the old macs-
sleep, slopped "i the middle ot his.,n, u, (,|0 .^u.uishuient of his friends.
discourse, gaised upon his slumbering W|W won ,(1 appin„a heartily. "Do you
conffregntiou, and said: "Brethren, t Ib rimn„ Uke tlmt .tuur- ftBKed 0Ile of
hard to roalize the unbounded love tilpm. >i| _\l0\x\(\ have thoughi it was
which tho Lord appears 0 have for a ou0 of the poorest amI eoltfcst hl the
l,ort,°" "'  m-v tt»attory, 'whole o-era."   "You Idiot." answered
•    ■    ■ ; the   maestro,   with   genuine    uuivete,
A WuMAN  was upbraiding hor hus-   "don't  you see that If 1  did  imt  unhand on his drunken habits and  pi aud it he might possibly cut it out/"
saying     I
"Don't be j
dear,'' lie said.
■ in   the   pin
i unna
larmed   about   me,   my I THE   DUNSMUIR   INTERESTS   ON
"The doctor says I'm, VANCOUVER  ISLAND
Vou  shohld  have asked  tho doctor j
Mines to be Extended
UK Hon. .lames Dunsmuir, who has
to look at your tongue, and  not  yourjfpHE Hon. James Uiinsnnur. wuu huh
nose," retorted his wife. | J.     sold   the   entire   coal   holdings   on
Vancouver  Island to  Mr.  William
Mackenzie.  President   of the Canadian
has beeu  describing
I WANT some cloth to make my dolly j
a dress." announced a little girl of northern Hailw....    .....
soven   as  she  entered  a  store  thej'" !lu interviewer how his father built
other dav                                                      '''*'   CiSquimalt  and   Nauanno   Railway.
"How" much is it?" she asked when  He himself, lie said, often worked four-
the merchant handed her the package.    I tt't'!1 or im,'tM1   10U,TS " (1">',U1 the ml.c.'
'Must one kiss," was the reply.           "Since father s death,     he proceeded,
"All   ri.'hi."   she   said;   "Ctrundmu  "i lmve opened out tho Comox .MmcR,
suid she would pov you when she came  lmilt   puke   uvt"1!i'  "p,'m,it   the   Unionti
in tomorrow.''                                              Aline, started before his deuth, opened
...                            the   Extension   Mines,   and   developed
,, , V1,      ,            ,.,                  ,,      1 them  to  what  l hev  are  today.   I  ulso
ILI ND    nan   11     K hoot a    (a   Tan- 1            ...      . .         .      ... *,,.,       , -
.     . 1 opened the Alexandra  Mine,     lhe ship
ping ■   "
sian village) came buck from
the river one night, bringing n
pitcher of water and carrying in Ins
hand a lighted lantern. Some one, meet
ing him. snid: "You're blind; it s ""
the  same  to you  whether   it,,:  ,,!,v
dav   or
night Uf what use to you is a lantern!" "I don't carry the lantern in
order tu see the road," replied the blind
man, "but to keep some fool like yoil
from running against me and breaking
my pitcher."
^1 (}.   Belinda,  1   hear you  and  'Doc
.>    hnve  parted  c
ou yet. along!
, „ iue at Wellington wus putting*
out 1,000 tons a day at the death of my
father. The mines today arc putting
<mt 3,600 tons of coal a day.   There has
THE veteran breeder R. S, Vouch was
over at Lexington the other day,
to see his three two year-olds work
out. Now it so happens that they are
in different stables. The brown colt
Weiudell. by Walnut Hall, is being educated by Johu Spina; Coolidgo by Co-
chato is with 11. S. Moody, and the
brown colt Ksko by Moko, is with John
Hussey. Mr. Veach suw them all trial-
ed nut aud then ventured thu opinion
that Weiudell would yet prove the best
Of the party.
"Well, it's too early to tell about
that,'' said Spina, 'but when Moody
ami HuSBcy and I hook up iu that nice
for a hundred bushels of onts. we'll
knew who's training the racehorse of
the party."
"When are vou going to have that
race, .John!" asked Mr. Veach.
"Thanksgiving Dny," promptly responded spina. ' ■ Ves sir, Thanksgiving Dny, just after we've had our
turkey and when we'll be feeling prime
for  sport.
"Look here." said Mr. Veach with a
smile. "If you're going to put it off
that long, I expect it would be cheaper
for me to send each of you a hundred
bushels of oats lllld not have any race."
When the Amcrn-uu coutiucut wns unknown, and England au obscure prov
ince of the mighty Roman .Umpire, OVOt
two thousand years ago, (here were
horse races iu Italy. The Romans were
the first of the great nations to appreciate the value of the liorse and the
knights of lhe equestrian order were the
elite id' tin1 army. In times of peace!"
the chariot ruces were favorite amusements of the vast crowds at the colis
Today the trotter is decidodly io the
fore in that classic land and though
they have imported a few Russian Or-
doli's, the tendency is to the American
trotter. They have in a few years imported quite a few good sires, such as
Elwood Medium. 2:iU:M, by Happy Medium, Atlantic, 2:21. Later on Onward
Silver, 2,05Vt, Col. Kuser. 2.11^, and
Codoro, I'MHi'j. aud others followed.
These huve been bred in niuny instances
to native mares. Orloff or American
marcs, and a trotting breed is being
gradually developed. The champion
three year old trotter in Italy last season wns Clisuer Kuser, who took a record id' iJ:!5. She was by Col. Kuser,
2:11 Vi. out of a mare by doktan, 2:11)1/,.
This young champion started in thirty
races, winning twenty-four, was second
in one, fourth iu two and unplaced iu
tbey are suited tnly to very light two I       ZAM-BUK CUBES SUNBURN
wheeled vehicles. Until a man has driv- Neglect of a sunburn on face, arm
eu trotters of this stamp he doesn't! or neck ofton leads to the after growth
really know what driving is, and com J of skin which is freckled or course,
parativcly few men who have driven I and this is particularly distressing to
such animals regularly for a little while: ladies.      Timely   applications   of   Zam-
mM^m^m_-eem_*——w——M . umi n,„„i     Breeders should  adopt   an  aggressive
beon mov development since 1889 ">»»| |u,|i(.y ,.„,, ,,,„. ,h   ,J     , ,,;■;,„„,,„,
there wns prior to it
witli Ilio home market.   The iiiaiiut'iio
parted  company.
Xo'mii. wo couldn't. Least, I
couldn't. D'ye know that low down nig-
jjer insl nut'led me fo' mv money f'
"So?"   1  said.
''Vas'm. lle saw all dem tniliys in
my pulllur, sillier butter dishes and
ernyon portrnits thai yon and the othe'
white ladies gi' no', and ho just
thntigll ho was goin' tn set in there
and smoke while I washed and i'ued.
And I liad a big bnrinl insurance, too,
and he knowed thnl. ^'. I
ehullv tu'neil him out.
"Ves."  I  suld.    "Uu!   I  thouehl   I
-HW  liitli  guing  iu   vinu
"Dh,   tu   be   sine'     lle
he's jes' boa'din' wif me now
it   I
gate lasl
ootid,  but
la ft bl*««iii( I" (kntiffl *■<'■ •t'- k rur I-.    In Hit \>.*\
iOy—M. KmiJ»!U,-;*»|i. Cttrt —* UUr*lly
million! of dn!Urm fur *>••-*  .«-:.n*
IllltlieOIIC .r;„«l,' Itl*. (:!■   il»i|. IXtllCVPtHlKl
upon U, ali-iiliitrl* can Spavin. KiUtfbob*. Curb.
Splint.Swrltl ..aaiitl Utntne««.
,\«rrr htW'-n, iran m tun* '■>** i»ir whit*
Aa (twrt for man ••* M t»a>t.
Kwp Kendall'a tlwiyatoirfy. #i a 1-rtU*-
tteti&t Wbenyi n hiiyai y-'" 'W'fi. u l.v\*]
i* .hit l*-.k A IreaiiM Ob Ida Hoiaa"— ll'i .'-t
-^ir wtiu u* si
•1.1. J. KENDAItC*„ Tnetbnm Palls, Vi
Dr.Martel's Female Pills
I rill IK late Colonc
! X     ham, Texas.
llie    rond   as
'■ horseback to hold
Bob Taylor of Hon
uee met a woman in
lie   was   riding   oa
nit   in  Delta t'oun
...v..        ,-- .1,.,,.   ;,,|WI1II   tno   aoiiie   miniiri.      I uu   iiianui.u-
..»„„,. the death ot '".v,ltl :''', | ,,,,'ers of all'classes of machinery In
11)00 1 hnve had charge ot the nJ ' i ,,. „ ,„.ls of t|l. ,„,„, ,im, Ml
interests. My lirst action »•»'•«»? their goods. The Ainerlcnn sewlug ma
out the four San Pranelsco *»'«''•""»L.hineln ou every continent and ngricul
who had a hall-...torest ... the ra.    .    , ,,,,,„„,„,', .„,, „ ,.|„s, ,^mI,
and  the  (i.n.ex   Mines.     I   paid  thon i 	
jii Rnn nun inr tlieir share.   This orippleil,
!;Z   as     0     ho business for a time.   CTTAI.TKR.W1NAS8 the well know
"" "" ■   •■      ---      i  soldi   »»     American whn lives in Englan
,   ,  ,    ,.  , ,,,t the ston.    I  sold:   tt     American wnn lives in England
h    p    ll N   Kallway to the C.P.R.,: and keeps a large stable of trot
';'„„„ for $8,000,000. the land ters  for liis own amusement, was re
■T ,\ ; i, iee vine tie coul rights.,.■oul ly interviewed by a reporter of the
going wil, it, >"'-"'nB    "M    M »k     ! ,,,„ „ evening News on the American
'•""V. "„"", ' ■        i      l-r. aid helped trotter and hero is what ho says:
to Jld  UP   Britilh 'Colnmblu,  and   es        " Do  t think  that  Auierieal,  trotters
SiWIv   vLconyer   Island.    Now   I i„  ar, -u.lj-.    »«.»;.« ry      sa,,   Mr
Prwurlbed   i»hI   r« iiifnoao iur   *omen'i   *n
menu, a a-ifiitiii'ain prcpkrul ramedj ot nrovei
worth    Tin. rwilt ('"in Ihflr 'nr im nulOR enit
prrnmii'iii. Kor ■"»!•' o \'t it rim ilori*
,,,.  he  being  then  district   .judge  The
I woman   had   a   jug  of   water   and   the
.judge was thirsty.    Bijhig a  man with
i i-lict'iy word for uvoryouo the --olonel
stopped  her.    •' My  dear  madam,''  he
said, smiling, "if you will give me a
diinli  of  i-ool   water from  yonder jug.
j when   you   wont  a   divorce  from  yonr
| husband   1   will  see  that   il   eosta'yotl
nothing," "Are yon a lawyer?" inquir-
od   the  woman,  hand inu him   the  jug.
I'lie ioIouoI explained who he. was, and
wav iny   n    i';irewell   dopartod,   leaving
; 'lie  woman   gazing at   him.    Tlic  very
! next morning the woman showed up in
'Ih- courtroom and naked for him.   She
uxplained   that   she  wanted   a   divorce.
She had been separated from her husband   for a   loiij; time, and  The  colonel
wiih game, however. He procured a law
yer  at   Ida   own   expense   and   in   due
course  of luw  the  woman  was given a
going to enjoy myself,
Extensions and improvements costing
between $.1,000,000 and $4,000,000,
which will quadruple the present capae
Ity, and when complete give employ
ment to .1,000 additional men, arc to be
carried out at the Comox and Extension
.Mines. The present output of the mines
is about 000,000 tons a year. When the
improvements arid additions in question
are effected close upon 2,500,000 tons
will be produced yearly. According to
the present determination ot the company, four uew mines will shortly be
opened, two at Comox and two at Kx-
tension. The shipping facilities will be
increased a.s the business demand- their
growth, new wharves being constructed
lo ship the products.
have ever gone baCK to the ordinary
slow movers—if I tuny cull them so
without giving offense to anybody.
"Vet it is a fact thnt hardly any
interest is takeu in this country in trotting races with American trotters. 1
am inclined to thiiiU that many Kng
lishmoii confuse the American trotter,
properly so called, with thc American
liorse that 'paces.'
"The 'pacer' is not a trotter at all,
also his action is ugly to look at and he
is not a pleasant beaut to drive. My
trotters arc all true American trotters;
they look mayiiiticent as they literally
sweep over the ground; and to their
every stride there is grace combined
with strength and suppleness. To sit
behind them is a pleasure; to drive
them is a joy."
"The popularity of ears has had one
good effect, I mean from niy point of
view, tor 1 believe that people have now
become so accustomed to rapid locomotion that when thev again lake to driving horses - as I feel convinced the men
who drive for pleasure will do before
long—thtfv will not be content with the
slow motion of what I rail the old-
fashioned carriage horse, but will tin
ally adopt the fast American trotter, lo
whom the ordinary undulations of a
high road make ao difference, so far as
his speed  is concerned."
Asked if the climate of England suited these aniiuuls, he replied that though
all the trotters that he owns are Aineri
can bred, they ure seldom in- never sick
or sorry, (.'are, however, has to be ex
ereised when they are being shod, some
needing heavier shoes than others, uud
shoes of different shape.
The one drawback to driving these
extraordinarily fast animals is thut in
wet weather mud Hies np so thickly
that to avoid being splashed is almost
an impossibility, uo unit ter how care
fully adjusted the dashboards may be.
I'or this reason Mr. Wi nans usually
wears motor y^les when sitting behind his trotters.
1 inquired if he had auy remark iu
particular to mnke ubout the luteriui-
tional Show, and he replied at. ouce:
"Ves, you can draw attention to the
grotesque way in which the tails of
many of the'horses arc docked, Tt is
no exaggeration to say that the tails of
Buk will prevent this. Zam-Buk is &
herbal balm, which soothes and cools
the burned skin, and assists nature to
replace the damaged tissue with soft,
velvety skin.
Zum-lluk is also good for stings.
scratches, heat sores, blisters on hands
or feet, and all skin injuries. Applied
to these it quickly stops the smarting
aud ensures quick healing. As it is
free from animal fat. and mineral coloring matter, it is particularly suited to
the delicate skin of babies, suffering
from heat rashes, chafed places, ete.
Suld everywhere by druggists and
store -keepers. Beware of harmful imitations, ami see the name "Zmn-Buk"
on tne box before buying.
some of the horses are io all intents cut
clean oil', for not more than four or
live inches of the stl.np are left, and
these scraggy stumps are made to look
still more absurd by being either shaved
or else heavily singed, so that literally
they are no longer tails nl all. but hat
"This remark applies moru particularly to some of the Knglish horses that
hnve been seen iu tin- ring iu several
classes, and I could gi*e you the nainr
of a French buyer of horses who came
over tn last \ ear's show at Olympiu for
the express purpose of buying a number
of animals, for which he wus prepared
to pay big prices, but who didn't com
plete a single deal.
"This buyer himself told me there
were six splendid animals which would
have suited nis requirements to per
feet ion but thnt none of his clients
would look at horses with tails cut off
like that, and that therefore he couldn't
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Walter Winans. "1 think they are the
only animals worth driving in any country thut has roads dt to drive ou, aud
the reason that almost all Englishmen,
so to speak liglit shy id' them is a mystery to me. I can attribute it only to
our intense conservatism and tn the
rooted objection to what Knglish people:
call 'mnking a new departure.' Personally, I think that American trotters are
Infinitely preferable to Knglish.
"Certainly American trotters can be
driven in comparatively heavy carriages, though a belief isprevalciit thut
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I \ Host on dnp tor sal in a front seal in a
Treltionl Street theatre the othei night.
j In tlo- broathlew silence, as the third
Hfl   neaie.l  it* climn\, there  was a  <-o!ii
I motion near the ilonr. and then a gruve
voice siid: -Itt lh. Ulanl. in the audi-
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■ hnet.or,' sail] 'he voting mini, as lie
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Iml!   un   his   business   from
nothing   !
 ,     dogge.1   and
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that he eould spare the time for a vaea
tion. not long ago, however, decided
that he wa« getting along in years, and
that he was entitled to a rest. Calling
hit m.n bito the library, he said: "Tom.
I *vp worked pretty hard for quite n
while now and have done very well, so
I have decided to retire ami turn the
hu*ine*>. ovei tt- vou. What do you
snvf" The young man pondered ihe
Bttuntion gravely.   Then a bright  idea
mill-: enormous caisson built by
JL Messrs. M. l\ ami .1. T. Davis lor
enlarging the foundations of the
deep water pier of the Quebec Bridge,
recently launched at Stllery, weighs 1.-
700 tons, and is 180 feet long and 54
feet wide. When completed it will huve
a height ef OS feet. It is built of south
eru pitch pine of 12 inch by 1^ inch,
and its cutting edge, which Is to sink
into the bed of the river is shaped like
au  equilateral   triangle,  with  a   lid-in.
A despatch from Ottawa states that
there have been, of course, differences
of professional opinion among the three
engineers as to the best plans to adopt;
I but a final agreement wns reached as to
the plans ami specifications, and lenders
have been called for.
Recently Mr. (■'Itzinnurice, ('.Km the
British engineer appointed io advise as
to the plans,  returned to the   Dominion
Government a cheque for $0,000, ou the
ground that owing to his absence in
Kurope he did not feel that he hml
properly earned that auioaiit.
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' •Hiisuiinah,'' asked the prein-hcr,
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VOL. 1
NO. 411
Sli. WII.I'UID: The gentleman at Hie bach ot the hall linn asked tne about
tin- tnrlff. I shall be very pleased to answer the gentleman's ipiery. I uotice
that my friend iu the buck of the hall is smoking a cigar. Thut, us we ull
know, is an evidence of prosperity. Such has beeu the man clous progress of
lhis grout uud glorious west, since my government  came  into power, tlml   any
oo ay, at  will,  smoke cigars,  instead  of lhe  home grown  pipe  tobacco,  the
tiugraui'c of which lingers iu my boyhood's memory,
The gentleman at the back of the hall is even more than ordinarily blessed,
for I perceive that the cigar he is smoking is a 1UVK KYI'!, It is one of those
extraordinary dispensations of Providence that you. my fellow 0a mid Inns in this
great ami glorious country, are enabled to enjoy ihe privilege of obtaining the
BUCK KYH at the ordinary price. Aud if I needed proof of the discernment of
iny able friend ut the back of the hall, if I needed au illustration of his ability
to' jiiclt out the salient points of uny subject under discussion, if I wure lo ask
tor the reason why he has become so prosperous, mi independent, so far sighted.
so clear of vision--! should point to his choice uf the BUCK KYK. Such keenness
• •f perception, such admirable judgment* warrant mo iu the expression of the
bolief that so long us my government shull bo iu power, so long as I shall be
spared to direct the destiny of this glorious young nation, so long as the sturdy
pioneers of these vast western provinces display uuch splendid ipmlities of judg
ii.ent as a-e evinced by iny friend iu the back of the hall, 1 look forward to the
time when the teeming population of these illimitable prairies shall be as
I 'osperous, us happy, as independent ami as fortunate as my favored friend iu
the back of the hall—when, under the guidance of Providence and the stimulation of my government, every man, woman, and child throughout these vast
regions will be in a position, if they so wish, to choose the BUCK KYH for their
after-dinner cigar.
P.S.--Not only Sir Wilfrid, but every visitor to the West cannot
but notice the remarkable popularity of the BUCK-EYE,
the best ten-cent cigar on sale to-day.
How the Viscount Faced a Great Fear
IN society they called him "Adonis
Querno." ilia name was Viacount
Contrun Joseph de Querue.
An orphan ami master of a large for
tune, he made quite tt figure, as they
say. Ho had style, readiness enough
to appear witty, n certain natural grace,
a proud, well bred bearing, a fierce
moustache, and a gentle eye—the combination women like.
Ho waa invited everywhere, was in
demand as a partner in the gentian, and
inspired men with tho smiling unfriendliness that a strong faco usually begets. He was suspected of a few love
affairs that, go to make a bachelor inter
Mting, He was happy, calm, and self
satisfied, known to be an expert swordsman and a good shot.
"If I ever light, a duel," he used to
say, "1 shall choose pistols. 1 shall
be suro thou of killing my man."
One evening ho went to the theatre
with two ladies and their husbands,
and after the play nvited them to go
to Tortoni's for an ice. When they had
been seated there a few minutes, he
observed that u gentleman at a neighboring tabic waH keeping his eyes obstinately fixed on one of the ladies of
Do Qnerno'H party. She seemed troublod and uncomfortable .and held her
head down. Finally sho said to her
"That man is staring at me. I don't
know him, do yout"
Tho husband, who had seen nothing,
looked up, but said at once, "No, not
at all."
The young wife continuod, half smiling and half annoyed:
"It's vory provoking; that individual
spoils my ice for me."
lier husband shrugged hia shoulders:
"Pshaw! Pay no attention to him. If
we took notice of every loafer we mot
there'd be no ond to it."
But tho viscount rose abruptly.
He would not permit a strange mnn to
spoil an ice of his offering. Tho insult
was to him, since it was by his invitation that his friosnds wero in tho cafe.
The thing devolved upou him to settle.
He approached tne man, and aaid to
"Sir, I can not tolerate your manner
of staring at these ladies. I bog you
will desist."
The other replied:
"Do you want to make a row aliout
The viscount set his teeth, and continued: "Be careful, sir, or you will provoke me beyond bounds."
Tho man answered by a single word,
a vile name that, rang from one end of
the cafe to the othor, and had tho effect
of a spring on overy one at tho tablos
Every one turned round, the three
waiters spun on their heels liko tops,
the two dames du comptoir jumped nnd
then leaned forward to see, and a great
silence fell. Thou all at onco a sharp
sound cut tho air. Tho viscount had
struck his adversary in tho face. Everybody rose to interfere. The two men
exchanged cards.
Whon the viscount reached homo ho
walked up and down his room, too agitated to reflect, Tho single idea of a
duel hovered in his mind, but without
awakening tho smallest emotion. llo
had done as he ought; shown himself as
ho wished to bc. Ho would lie talked
about, approved, congratulated,
Ue repeated aloud, as wo often speak
when the wind is wrought up, "What
a brute that man was!"
Then he sat down to think. In the
morning ho must find his seconds. Who
ahould they bet Men of position and
standing! He finally chose the Marquis
de la Tour-No ire and Colonel Bourdin,
a great lord and a soldier; their names
would look well in the newspapers. Ho
felt thirsty and drank three glasses of
water, ono after the other; then ho began to walk up aud down again. He felt
very determined. If he showed himself
bold und resolute, insisted on rigorous
conditions, aud demanded a serious duel,
a duel to the death, probably his adversary would withdraw and apologize
Ho took up the card he had drawn
from his pocket and thrown on the
table, and read it, as ho had already
read it. at a glance in thc cafe, and in
tho cab coming home, by tho light of
every street-lamp:
Qeorge Lamil,
51 Moneey Htrcot
Nothing more.
He examined the wny the Iotters followed each other: George Lamil! Who
was he? What did he dot Why had he
stared at the woman? How revolting
tbat a stranger, an unknown man,
should troublo tho course of your existence suddenly, because ho ehuse to
look insolently at a woman. Tho viscount repeated aloud:
"What a brute!"
Theu ho stood motionless awhile, in
a sort of trance, his eyes fixed ou the
card. Rage was awakening in him
against this pieco of pasteboard, a ragu
mingled with hate and with a strange
feeling of uneasiness. Tho whole affair
was idiotic! lle took an upon penknife
aud stuck it into thc printed name, as
if he wero stabbing somebody.
So ho was going to fight a duel!
Should ho choose swords or pistols, for
he considered himself tho insulted person. With ..words he ran less risk, but
by choosing pistols he had tho chance
of making his adversary withdraw. A
duel with swords is rarely fatal—mutual
prudence keeps tho combatants too far
apart. With pistols ho seriously hazarded hiB life; but he might also get oil'
with all the honors of the situation and
■without any meeting.
He spoke aloud:
"I must bo firm. He will bo fright-
Tho sound of his voice mnde him shiver, aud he glanced round. Ho felt vory
nervous. He drank anothor glass of
water, undressed, and wont to bed.
In bed, with the lights out, ho closed
his eyes and began to think:
"I have all day tomorrow to attend
to things. I must go to Bleep now bo as
to have my head clear,"
The coverings scorned oppressive. Ho
soold not fall asleep.   He turned over,
and over, lying five minutes ou his back,
then on his right side, then on his left.
He felt thirsty again. He rose to get
a drink. Then a genuine anxiety seized
"Am I afraid?"
Why did his heart beat so wildly at all
the familiar sounds in the room? Whon
the clock was going to strike, the littlo
click of the spring made him start, and
ho was obliged to open his mouth to
breathe for several seconds after, he
felt so oppressed. He began to reasan
with himself on tho possibility of such
a thing:
"Am r afraid?"
No, assuredly he could out bo afraid
when he had just announced himself
resolved to push the thing to extremity,
wheu he had such a determination to
fight. But he was so deeply moved that
he said to himself:
"Can one he afraid in spite of one's
And the doubt grew upon him-—an
anxiety, a dread; if a force stronger
than his will overcame him, what should
he do? lie would go to the place of
mooting, because he willed tn appear
thore. But if he trembledf If I* lost
consciousness? And he thought of his
position, his reputation, and his name.
He felt a compelling wish to see his
own face in the mirror. He lighted a
candle. When he saw his reflection in
tne polished glass _q hardly recognized
it, it wns liko oue he had nover seen. His
eyes looked enormous, and he waa pale;
he was certainly very pale.
Ho stood there before tho mirror. He
even looked at his tongue to seo if it
were feverish, and all at once tho
thought shot through him:
'' Day after tomorrow, -at this time,
I may be dead."
And his heart began to boat furiously
"Day nfter tomorrow this, that I
see in tho glass, may bo no more. I
am here, I look at myself, I feel that 1
am alive, and in twenty-four hours I
may be laid on that bed dead, my eyes
closed, cold, inanimate, ended!"
He went back toward his bed, and
could see himself strotched out on his
back on the very sheets he had just left.
His face had fallen in Uke a dead man's,
nod his hands were leaden, as if thoy
would never move again.
He hated his bed, and in ordor not
to see it, wont into his smoking-room.
He mechanically lighted a cigar, and
began to walk about.    He felt chilled,
and was about to ring for his servant,
but ho paused,  with  his  hand  raised
above the bell:
"The follow will see I am afraid."
ne did not ring, ho built a firo himself.   His hands trembled a little with
a nervous recoil when they touched anything.    His mind  wandered;   his confused thoughts began to grow fleeting,
broken off, nnd painful; fumes cloudod
his mind as if ho had been drinking.
He repeated continually:
' < What shall I dot   What will become
of met"
His whole body vibrated, shakon by
chills; he rose, and going to tho window,
opened tho curtnins. Day was breaking
—n summer day, The flushed sky warmed the roofs and walls of the city. A
long beam of light like a caress from
tho rising sun, wrapped the waking
world, and with the light swiftly, nnd
almost with the pain of a shock, hope
sprang up in the viscount's heart! What
a fool he was, to bo overcome with fear
beforo anything was decided, before his
seconds had seen George Lnmil's, boforo
ho oven kuow whether thore would real
Iy be a duol.
Ho dressed, and left the house with a
firm step. He repeated to himself, as
he walked:
"I must be very decided. I must
prove that I am not afraid."
His seconds' the marquis and the
colonel, consented to act, shook hands
with him, and discussed the conditions.
Tho colonel asked, "You aro iu earn-
ost about tho character of the duel itself t"
Tho viscount replied: "Thoroughly
in earnest,"
Tho niarquis added: "You insist upon
pistols t."
"Leave us to settle the rost."
The viscount pronounced with dry,
jerky articulation: '*Twenty pnees, at
the word of command, raising the
weapon instead of lowering it. Shots
exchanged till thero is a serious
The colonel remarked that- they woro
excellent conditions, the viscount was
a good shot, und all the chances wero
on his side.
Then they went away, the viscount
returned home to wait for them. His
agitation, which had lessened for a time,
now increased overy moment. Ho could
feel thut chill rniiiiiiing along his arms,
his legs, his chest, shaking his whole
body, lie could uot sit still. There
was not a trace of moisture in his
mouth, and he continually made a little
clacking sound with his tongue as if to
limber his palato.
llo wished to breakfaBt, but could not
cat. Then he thought, drinking would
give him courage, so he sent for a
bottle of brandy and drank six small
glasses iu succession. A burning heat
rushed over him, accompanied by giddi
"I have it now," he thought, "this
is tho thing!"
But at tho ond of an hour ho had emptied the bottlo, and his agitation hnd
become intolerable. Ho felt an insauo
desire to roll on tho ground, to scream,
to tear something with his teeth,
A jingling at tho bell so excited him
that he had not the strength to riso and
receive hia seconds.
Ho did not eveu dnro to speak to
them, for fear thoy would guoss all from
his alterod voice.
Tho colonod spoke: "Everything is
sottlcd according to your owu conditions. At flrst your adversary claimed
tho privileges of the offended person.
but he yielded almost immediately und
accepted everything. His socoudB uro
two army oflicors.'"
The viscount Baid "Thank you."
Thc marquis added: "Excuso us if we
only come in to go directly away, but
we have n thousand things to arrange.
We must havo a good Burgeon, as the
duel goes on till thoro is n serious
wound, and you know eold lead is no
joke. We must find a place for thc
meeting near some dwelling, where the
wounded mail mny be carried, if necessary, and so on. At least wo have two
or three hours to do it iu."
Again the viscount said, "Thank
you. '
The colonel nsked: ' * Are you all
right?   Not shukyt"
"Not at all. thank you."
The two men went away.
When he was alone again, ho believed
he wns going mad. The servant bad
lighted the lamps, ho he sat down nt the
table to write letters. Having traced
"This is my will" at tho top of tho
page, he sprang up and walked down the
room, feeling himsolf incapable of writing two ideas, of taking any resolve, or
deciding upon anything, ,
What was it all? He was to fight a.
duel—he wished it, it was his aettled in-'
teutioir, nnd yet he knew, in spite of
every effort of his will, every assertion
of his mind, that he was uot going to
hnve the necessary strength oven to go
to the place of meeting. He tried to
fancy tho duol, hiB own attitude, and
his opponent's bearing.
Prom time to time his teeth chatter
ed in his head. Ho took up Chateau-
villard's dueling code, and tried to read
it.   Then he asked himself:
"Has my adversary practised in
shooting-galleries? Is ho known? Has
ho reputationt How could I find out?"
Ho remembered Baron de Vaux's
book on noted shots with the pistol, and
wont through it from beginning to end.
Oeorge Lamil was not mentioned. But
if the man was not an expert, lie would
not have accepted at once that dangerous weapon tinder mortal conditions.
He opened a case of pistols, took one
out, and stood up as if to fire, raising
his arm. He trembled from head to
foot, and the barrel wavered iu every
Then ho said: "The thing is impossible. I can not fight a duel like this."
He examined the little black hole in
tho end of the barrel, that spits out
death, and thought of disgrace, whispers in clubs, sneers in society, women's
contempt, allusions in the newspapers,
insults from cowards.
He kept examining the weapon and,
pressing back the trigger, suddenly saw
a cap under it like a little red flame.
Through neglect the pistol had been put
away loaded. It gave him a confused,
inexplicable pleasure.
If he could not stand up before that
man with calm unblonching front, he
would be lost, branded, outcast. He was
not capable of assuming or keeping that
impassive front, he knew it, he folt it.
But he must be a brave man, becauao
he wished to fight a duel! He must be
brave since—the thought did not oven
shape itself clearly m his mind; he
opened his mouth, put the barrel of the
pistol down his throat, and pulled the
When his valet rushed in, attracted
by the report, he found him dead, lying
on his back. The blood had splashed fhe
white paper on the table, and made a
groat red blot under the four words:
"This is mv will."—Translated from
the trench of Guy de Maupassant.
MT.  WILLIAMS, president, of tho
Woodlawn Farm Co., of Sterling,
III., and also president of the fair
association there for the last ten years,
in a  letter to The  Horsoman, strikes
several good keynotes.   He says:
"I am pleased to encloso you check
for $2.00 to renew my subscription as I
certainly feel tnat your paper is worthy
of support. Your attitude at all times
scorns to mako for progress and certainly deserves support of all those who
are interested in the advancement, of
the harness horse.
"As president of our fair association
for the last ton years, a breeder In a
small way, and occasionally racing one.
I have naturally had moro or loss opportunity to see the game from all its
different angles. And if it were possible to convince the race track owners
and managers, the horso owners aud the
breeders that their interests wero mutual and that instead of each DHtrtrying
to do tho other fellow thoy should all
work together and try to get the money
from tho box-otlico instead of out of
each other, it would take but a few
short years to make harness racing what
it justly deserves to be, the most popu
lar sport in America and a money innk*
or for all concerned.
"Tho baseball managers long ngtt
learned to cater to the people and to
roly on the box-office for tho money
to finance tne game. Tho samo is true
of the theatre owners, the nickel show
owners; in fact every amnsoment ex
cept horse racing. Unfortunately tho
average secretary seems to regard the
box-office ns the last place to increase
his receipts. Many of them sit up nights
trying to devise somo new kind of a
payment plan that will catch horsemen
enough that they will make entries en
nngh to race for their own money trust
ing to the concessions, many of thom
doubtful ns to character for ths rest of
his expenses and hoping that the few
people that come through the gnte will
be left as n profit. Tho average horse
man on the other hand is hoping that
Ins owner is dead game or that he may
hit the pool box at tho right, minute
and tho public who spond thoir money
so liberally for entertainment in other
lines and who muy bo induced to spend
for a harness race aro entirely lost sight
"When it Anally dawns upon those
connected with horse racing thnt what
the public wants is clean, sharp, quick
racing, with attractive surroundings,
and that they are willing to pay for
what they want, horse racing will then
tako its place as ouo of the most popular
sports in America. Tho thing that most
people connected with tho horso racing
game seem totally unable to realize Is
that the person who is not a horse
crank sees absolutely nothing to attract
or interest thom in a harness race as
conducted today. The average individual knows nothing about pedigrees, is
not interested ns to whether one family
of horses cnn go .1 heats or 10; does not
take any particular pleasure or enjoyment out of a bunch of liobblo pacers
going over the quarter pole in HO seconds, where they cannot, seo how fast
they nro going and finish dowu the
homo stretcu at a 4-tuilo gait wilh
every driver yelling and hatting his
horse liko an Indian; they got sick und
tired and disgusted of a long drawn-out
race with the last heats backing up
from (5 to 10 seconds slower than the
Ilrst heats; a dusty track, bare, brown
buildings, a motley aBsortraeot of caro
takers, half drunk gamblers and touts,
filling up the track, and an illy-dressed
lot of drivers, to say nothing of n lot
of other personal discomforts which do
not make them very enthusiastic about
coming back the next day. Horse races
of this kind tin not pay, and it is a case
of dog-eat dog between those interested.
Theatre or anv other amusement
would not last for thirty days it' conducted in the same manner, i sincerely
trust tiiat you people will keep hammering for progress. There is certainly
plenty of room for improvement. In
our small way we are trying in our eir-
Uit, and especially in our little association at Sterling, to get in line. We
nre offering a race this year all thc way
through Illinois Iowa circuit for 2.HQ
pacers without hobbles. The circuit is
also at their own expense going to fur
nish the drivers with appropriate suits,
also neat suits for the caretakers, so
that the casual race goers, and especially the feminine end of it enn have a
favorite in each race of for no other reason than that they like the color of the
jacket the driver it* wearing.
" Here at home in onr own association
we are trimming up our weeds, hnve let
a contraot for whitewashing every
building we have on the place, which by
the way we did two years ago. Wo have
for years made it a practice to have the
track sprinkled in front of the grand
stand nnd tn absolutely keep tne track
clear in front of the grand stand of
caretakers and everybody else. In other words we are trying to interest the
people. We adopted the same course
last year and while we unfortunately
had a soaking rnin two days, we had the
best prospects thnt we have ever had
in our history and barring rnin this year
I believe that with good weather wc will
be able to interest tho people. And if
we are successful En our small way what
could not be done by other associations
more favorably situated than we are?
"So keep hammering through your
paper for progress. Falling water finally wears a stone and results may come
in time, even in harness racing,"
Ii'1 a Jap invited you to his home,
yuu would probably be shown into
the dining-room; but, if yOu wore
to call again noxt morning, you would
be surprised to find that thnt room had
disappeared, and its place occupied by
perhaps the best bedroom or a general
sitting room. For, as Sir Henry Norman puts it in "The Eoal Japan,"
"when you wish to moke a new room
you simply 'form square' by sliding
enough panels into their grooves to
enclose the space; or, at your pleasure,
all the rooms can be thrown into one."
In Japanese houses chairs and tables
are quite unknown, and when you are
tired you throw yourself on the floor,
which is kept scrupulously clean, so
that there is no danger of spoiling your
white-linen suit. Thc Japanese posture
of repose is to seat oneself on one's
heels, nnd this is very painful at first.
When you wish to retire for the
night, you do not get up and go to
your bedroom; you merely remain
where you aro, nnd slide the wall
round the spot you have chosen for
your slumbers. The most comfortable
way is to have a "futon," br thick
quilt, and roll yourself in a rug or
blanket upon it.
On being invited to dine at the house
of a Japanese gentleman, he will greet
you with:
"How can you condescend to come
to such a poor house as this?"
And your reply should be:
"How can you, indeed, bo so kiud
as to receive such an unimportant person as myself under your distinguished
Theso speeches are punctuated with
low bows, and the sound of breath
sucked rapidly between the teeth, which
expresses the groat honor your host
feels at your condescension iu visiting
his humble abode.
Dinner begins with a kiud of soup
and fish iu a lacquer bowl. You drink
too soup, and eat tlte fish with yuur
chopsticks. According to Sir Henry,
it is quite easy to acquire the art of
eating with chopsticks, The next course
consists of four or five little heaps of
food on a lacquer dish—a "puree" of
chestnuts, n salmi of some smnll bird
or wildfowl, n few boiled lily.roots,
and a mess of stewed seaweed, Then
follows "sake/' a kind of wine re-
symbling dry sherry, which is always
servci warm. It is drunk from tiny
cups, each holding a tablespoonful.
Your glass is cootinually kept full by
tho servants, who squat iu a ring
round the diners, awaiting an opportunity to bo useful.
Next comes a course which most
foreigners prefer to keep nt a distance.
It consists of some piuk-nnd-white morsels, with tiny portions of different
salads, on a minute wire gridiron. They
aro raw fish, which look much bettor
than they taste. Finally, como cakos
and tea. At an early stage of tho meal
pipes nre brought in, ami you smoke
deliciously smelling Japanese tobacco.
Each pipe is ouly big enough for tw>
whiffs, so "lllling up" occupies a great
portion of your time.
At these meals the perfect good hn
mor and enmaraderio of everybody is
truly delightful. The monl is punetu
ated by endless jests, continual laughter
and  mutual compliments nil  round.
Throughout the monl geishas-, exquis
itely garbed, whoso dainty grace is ouly
rivalled by their charm of manner, en
tcrtain the guests with dance and song,
Woman's paramount duty in Japan
is obedience—tf a daughter, to hor
father; if a wife, to hor husband
a widow, to her eldest son, A Japanese
girl accepts hcr husband at the will of
her parents. At one time Japanese
wives stained their teeth block on their
wedding-day, and shaved their oyo-
brows when the first baby was born.
Marriage is a purely civil, contract,
without religious or official ceremony.
Wives aro addressed aa "honorable
lady of tho house," and are ftccor^d
every respect.
Tho August meteors are beliovod to
originate from a large cluster or zone
of meteoric bodies, which rovolves
around tho sun in nn elliptical orbit,
extending fur beyond the orbit of the
remote planet Neptune, aud through
which tho oarth plunges annually. It is
ulso believed by most astronomers that
theso bodies aro scattered over tho en-
liro pnth of the cluster to which they
belong,   but   not    in    equal    numbers
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PROBABLY the smallest screws ure
those turned out in a watch factory. They aro cut from stoel wire
by n machine, but, as the chips fall
from the knife, one is tempted to observe that thc operator is amusing himself, inasmuch ns no screws can bo seen.
Yet, nt every third operation of lhe machine a screw is duly completed.
The fourth jewel-wheel screw is next
to invisible, nnd to the naked eye it
resembles a speck of dust. With a glass,
it mny be seen to be a smnll screw, and
some calculation reveals tho fact that it
hat two hundred and sixty threads to
the inch. Jt takes a very powerful glass
to observe these threads.
These screws are said to be but four
one-thousandths of an inch in diameter,
and tlte heads nre double in size. It has
been estimated that an ordinary thimble
could contain one hundred thousand of
Quite n number of new jewel settings
hnve been added to the movements of
first-class watches during tho Inst ten
years. These new jewels have created
an added demand for expert jewel-setters.
The term "jewel" in n watch move
ment is to be takeu literally. The small
precious stones are drilled to receive
the pinions or hxIob ot the wheels, the
object being to provide a bearing that
will not corrode and wiil not wear away
The garnet is the least valuable of
these jewel sctlings, but some of the
minute sapphires ninl rubles employed
in the bearings of a watch nre quite
good enough for the selling of n  ring.
Por the mosl part, however, these
fragments of precious stones are off
color, the inpphire especially pale to insignificance, but at the snme time harder
and better for watch jewels because of
this light color. Occasionally a ruby
jewel burns rod in one of the neat little
envelopes in which tbey como from
Switzerland, flvo hundred or one thou
Band in a lot.
Much stone is shaped to n circle and
bored through the centre, each boring
being just a little less Ihan the dinm
Oter of the pinion used in tho factory
where it is finally to bo placed Itl the
upper or lower plate of n watch,
Tho immediate setting for the watch
jewel is a minute cylinder, brassy in appearance, but really of soft gold composition. Heforo tho jewel gets to the
setter it has been put into a lathe, and
by means of ft minute steel point cov
arid with diamond dust and oil tho centre hns been enlarged to fit tho steel
pinion which shall bo housed in it. In
the hands of the setter the cylinder h
put into a lathe. With a moistened
finger the jewel is picked up nnd placed
inside the cylinder as it rests on lhe tip
of  thc  revolving lathe  shaft.   With  a
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pointed tool the setter presses against
thu revolving cylinder edge, forcing the
soft metal to overlap and closo upon the
sapphire or ruby till it is embedded
firmly iu the metal cushion; then a pressure upon a follower at the other end
of the lathe brings a cutter to bear upon
thu metal circumference, turning it to
the exact size of the jewel-hole in the
plato of the watch, with the hole iu the
centre of the jewel exactly in the centre
of tho metal setting.
MATuHSTIOKS made of dried and
twisted grass instead of wood.
Aluminum   money,   light   and
Pnper towels for public use, that ens
be thrown away when done with.
Perfumed butter on the tables of tho
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A Warning
Tho recent publication of the memoirs of it celebrated Knglish university
professor, Oscar llrown ing, recalls a
famous epigram—said to be ono of the
most admirable ever composed.
It was perpetrated by n brilliant pupil, .7. K. Stephen, upon the professor,
who was somewhat inclined to corpulency.
O.   It., oh be obedient
To nature's ntern decrees;
Por tbougn you be but one O.  ■,.
Vou may be too obese!
SOMETHING very like tho present-
day Hying machines was invented
ns far bach us ISCI by a Mr. lien
son. The principal feature was thn
great expanse of iis sustaining planes.
The machine was to advance with its
front edge a little raised, the effect,
of which would be to present, its under
surface to the air over which it. was
passing. Mr. Hensoii nlso invented a
steam engine of surprising lightness ts
drive it, but he never trusled himself
to this machine, Home of the features
of bis iiivt'iilion would, however, perhaps by worth digging oul of tho Patent
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H. F. Montgomery, Manager
We liave recently received a
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Sale of Mineral Claims for Unpaid
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I HEREBY GIVE NOTICK that, oil Monday, tiie "tli
duy of November, A. I.)., 1910, at the hour often o'oloolt in the
forenoon, at the Court House, Cumberland, 1 shnll offer for
side at public auction the Mineral claims in the list herinafter
set out, of the persons in the snid list hereinafter set out, of
which Crown Grants have been issued, for the tuxes remaining unpaid and delinquent by said persons, on the aoth day of
June, 1910, and for costs and expenses, if the total amount
due is not sooner paid.
Owner Name of Claim
Coulson C. Fisher C II.'	
//bare J // ' Empress
I leBeck Oeorge ll'unl.. .Copper Chief
Cullen James Copper Kitif!
Lot No.
Taxes Costs Total
279 Coast Dial. 11 1. 11 26 2 00 18.25
1834 O.I. N. II. li. II 50,2 00 18.50
1835 G.I. N. II'. All 50;2 00 13.50
Deputy Assessor and Collector
Dated at Cumberland, B. C, 3rd October, 1910.
(Cuiitiuutttf from pngf 1)
t..ktoti fwrfwcll «.f nB(.cctal.ilitv. The ex-
cittmiimt of the thing Wgnn to tnke he'd
nf me, mid I did not care a confidential
for Anything. Things leached the limit
when we all slid down a narrow tdnmt on
that inut nf i-ur anatomy which was so
familiar to our parents when we went
home after such prank in our younger
■'itys. The loose coal And rock came
pouriiis After us, but we landed safe. It
took mea few minutes to Arrive at thin
fact, a* 1 felt 1 must have left some part
of my carcane behind.
We got down nn* to the hott m, an*'
igiiin met some miners at work. Hen
our (..uide left us for a few minutes; 1
lo ked* around, and 1 did not like the
looks of the roof overhead, in fact it wa*
not long after this roof fell in And caused
the death nf one of the men wnrktutr
there. 1 was invited to dig a piec* of
cal for a souvenir. Ttlciug a pick I
made a buld attempt, but made no iin-
prenlon; 1 knocked my 'amp off and out.
burnt my fingers and did a Utile swearing
>n the bargain. Af'er another trial I sue-
reeded in getting a nice fltkey piece
winch I put in my pocket; 1 was not gn>
ing to stop at this. An empty truck whp
wheeled in idlsi-rte«l In tu 1 md it up:
I w rked like a nigger, and nfto a while
thit king the wni/oti muat he full 1 iroked
in nnd diAO'-vered I had nor covered thi
hnttom, which di'onveiy lend ine to tin
belief that I was tint cut out for a min
ir'a helper. Time wore on rapidly The
men quit work and we all nsoendud up
the incline; wheu we reached the surfnOF
tb waB quite dark, we had b^en below almost four huurs. 1 was a Bight for the
.p'ris, my huits were ruined, and 1 look*
ud as if I hnd been dragged behind a
mute team. In spite of it all I joined in
the laugh and agreed it Rorved me right
The experience was worth t.ho price.
Spitting up coal dust fnr the following
two weeks kept tho mem ity of my jour
ney green, and since then I took upm
cnal miners an tlm most heroic men alive
I is my intention to approach the C>l
li y Umupaii. ,.i-nw aud unattended by
delegations from innumerable leagues and
societies aud ir.jueBt them to run excursion1* down the mines at cut rates nnd establish canteens here and there iu then
infernal limbo to enable such greenhorns
aa myself from dying of dry coal rot. Until sucli times as these are established ynu
can bet your last dollar your Uncle Dud
]< y will give tlm mines a pass up.
4C-J puller, hatched 1409
IromJan.l lo May 31. laid 37580 emi*
which »old at wholesale price*
■let        •        • • $1019. Ill
Cost ol Iced tor same period     311.05
$ 808.07
Average prolit per bird lor
151 days       .        .        .
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. 1.00
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All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
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nml loe Oreatn. j25
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Dated Sept., 3rd, 1010.
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Agent for E & N.
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