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The Islander Dec 3, 1910

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No. 27
Manager Curtia Arran
ges for Extensive
In the 0| rn world's n ug'i riding
•ml roping contest, bold nt. Sucramon
to, (!nl.. recently, tliu members nf tlio
"Bison" atock company wbu participated defeated all coiners, and bave
issued it challenge to any and all wbo
wish to compote wiih tbem.
The Los Angeles Kxsniiner ban this
to s-iy: ,
"The members of the out West
club, wbo rode at ibo Culiforninn
State Fair at Sacramento lust weok,
against the crack riders nf the world,
bringing victory to Los Angeles, wil]
return to-day from tbeir successful
"Under tbe direction of Captain
John S. Hendiickaon, field inarsl al
of tbe Out West Club, ten members,
including one woman. Mrs Del Bluli
cntt, went to the fair in special car,
taking their picked horses with
It was to lie n question of South,
ern California an represented by Los
Angeles against the rough riding
world, with the winners of the Fron
tier Day at Cheyenne entered in the
events. Dr Irwin of Cheyenne ap
peared at the meet witb u string of
the most fsmous riders in the West
who because of prestige iu riding took
every advantage possible to lie obtain
cd on tbe field, according to the statements uf other contestants. Against
these odds, however, the Los Angeles
boys went In to win nnd did win.
"Mrs. lllancelt gave exhibitions of
fancy riding and handling wild horses.
The contests won by Del Blancetti
Art Acord nnd the Stanley toys will
go down in thc history of westren
riding. Blancett won two championships against the entire field, taking
the worlds, record at bulldogging a
steer away from 'Bullnlo' Vernon of
Cheyenne hy four seconds. Blancett
rode down his steer, pulled hiin down
and threw him barehanded in IS seconds. Vernon's fastest was i!0 seconds.
These "Bison" features are shown
at the City Hall only.
Don't fail to see one of the best
of these films tonight when tbe "Night
Hustlers" is shown at the City
Tonight also a grand feature "Won
in the Fifth" this ends up in a 5 rouud
Boxing match.
The annual K of P. ball which has
come to Iw looked upon as oue of the
social events of the year will Iw held
on January 2nd, and alreaily a capable committee is planning lo uuike
tbo event liettor than ever.
Rehearsals are being held for the
"Convention of Papas" wbicb is to be
staged at the Cumliei-lnnil Mull about
the middle of the month by the
Orange Young Britons, the piny to
he followed by a dance. The proceeil
of tbe evening aro to lm devoted toward the fund for an Athletic club in
the city
Hand b lis are now out for a grand
Masquerade Ball at Cuurtenay in the
Agricultural Hall, night after Christmas,
Manager Curtis of the City Hall
Moving Picture theatre, has Selected
the site for aud will probable commence construction upon a bigger and
better ball than tbat he now occupies
early in the new year. The hall will
comply with the requirements of the
Board of Fire Underwriters in every
respect, so as to efi'ect a great saving
in fire insurance, and will be in every
way a credit to the town.
Born—On the 27th inst. to tht wife i f
the Bev. Laffere,—a son.
Birth—On December lit, to the wife
of Mi. V. Marinelli, a daughter.
.Subscription price .*l..r)0 per year.
Jap Went Duck Hunting and Never Came
At 4 a. m. on Sunday morning last, •
Japanese workman at K. Aids's tailor
establishment shouldered his gun, to .k
hn dog with hhn, and announced that he
wat guing duck shooting down at tht
beech and would return about 3 o'clock in
tht sfttrnnon.
Thtd g returned tlont, about 5 o'clock
tht same night but tht mau failed to
show up.
The man had considerable money on
hia person when he left tht shop and
for anme time it was feared that he mt
with foul play, but in the light of sub-
•i queut developments it seems more pro
habit thst he was drowned off a boom
of logs while hunting.
On Tuesday a search party of 160
Japanese scourtd the neighborhood iu
search of tht missing man, and on other
days a large number of hit ftllnw country
mtn continued the starch without success.
The Provinoial Police took up the
matter and found upon investigation that
a Japanese wat teen with hit dog am
gun ou s boom nf logs, and that about
half au hour liter tht dog wu teen alom
coming up tht road from the beech,
from which it ii surmised thit in mini
way or othtr the missing mm fell in
tht wattr and waa drowutd.
Union Bay.
The fancy dress ball held in Fraser
A- Bishops Hall ou Friday evening
laat under the management of Mis,
Geo. Booth and Mrs C W. Fox was
a most decided success the ball king
crowded with guests, and many pretty
costumes worn. Untieing was kepi
up until the wee hours when all 'de
parted having enjoyed a moist pleasani
evening. The music was provided by
the lucal Orchestra,
Messrs Horne and Hudson hav.
gone to Victoria to attend the meet
iug to the  Shriners in that city.
Mr John Humphrey of the Wilson
Hotel intends holding a turkey geese
shoot at Xmas.
A quiet wedding was Boleinizoii
in the Church manse on Thursday
evening (Nov. 24th) « here the Hev.
C. E. Kidd B. A., B. I)..
united ill holy bond* of matrimony,
Miss Mnry Milne Mhepherd of Vic
toria and Mr John 'fluid (of the firm
of Fraser dr Bishup'a.) Miss 0illt
and assisted the bride, while Mr.
Win 0. Kourke supported the groom
After the ceremony the happy couple
adjourned to their new resident wln-i-.
reception was held and where
their many friend* joined in wishing
them much joy ami happiness.
Mr. S. Sheuiie is weraing a happy
smile on the occasion of a daughter.
WttWttfWWtrfWWW^Mt^ffMNtWW* *Al
To thc Editor Islander.
Through the medium of your columns
I wish to tay that 1 have ntvtr at any
thnt under the regime of the present
police commissioneri, done any paper
hanging or carpentering for gain.
Alio even if I had I do nut think it so
bid at aome nights going around with s
scavanger cart and the lollowing dsy
going gathering bark with the same horae
and cart, and on tha following night
going around with the cart md theu
taking the olty horie and driving to
I have given the commissioners ample
time to correct that statement with regard to paper hanging and they did
not do io
Wh. McLelun
Chief uf Police
Walker Lyceum Players will Appear Here
Dec, 16 and 17.
The Marry Muticiani Exciting Ooa
aidtrablt Curioiity.
Since tha announcement of tht writs
of entertainment to be given htrt nndti
the auipicas of the Ladiat of iht Mecca-
bait of tht World, many qutationa hav,
been asked ai to "The Merry Mui citu"
tha nature of their performance and thc
personal of tha organisation. Tht lucal
people having the matter in charge itaie
thit tht entertainment given by the*
ptople it going tu furnish the plesscnten
surprise of tht season. The primar)
idea ia humour md the program it fram
ed with nothing more serious in view.
The artists appear in tht garb of tht
familar pierrot, tach individuality btim
subservient to tht organisation at «
whole, tach happy in the simple distin
ction of "One of tht Mtrry Muiicans."
A novtlty mniical act, an original mun
olugue, tario-- comic songs, a pianologot,
quick-changa artist, choruses and ta
soluble niusicial Humbert make up th.
program which really embraces tha dt>
irabla faaturta of white minstrelsy am
high-clan vaudeville.
Tht success which attended the lst<
program presented by the company win
auch at ihonld guarantee a full house ui
tht opening night this trip.
Tht Ladies of the Maccabees are t-
be congratulated upon thtir pluck am
energy in tecuring luch firat claw at. rac
ium at such considerable expense. :       L
It it certainly amusing to see hna
aome people loose thtir htada ovtr th<
mutt trivial things. Ptople of imai
minds put great importance on thing
chat are passed unnoticed by men who
have any braim worthy of tha name
A municipal election of such magiiitudt
ti Cumberland's aeems to ba sufficient t
i urn some people crazy. They lash thtm
selves into a fury and then pester people by harking thtir heada off, lt ii
too bad that there it not a place of de
tention for such people to be plaoe,
while wt ire amusing ourselves tleotii.f
mtn to do a little disagreeable work fui
which we neither pay with money 0.
thanki. Thete ftathar-bramtd creature*
lly like mothi, against all datsling oi
shimmering lights, ud get Iheir wiugi
tinged before they art grown. Anything
in the shape of au election acts on then
as doet a red rag on a bull. We certain
ly hava seen luch ptople recently tirini
heir mad bayingt to the moon, througl
he press. Wt put it all by and wai
nur beads, wink tht eyes aud tap thi
forehead, Cumberland never letma u
tnd itself to gaytty. This may be ac
counted for by the number of Scotch ii
the community, who have a universal re.
putation for taking their pleaaure sadly,
tnd even going out of their way to avoii
it. Cumberland hai a genius for fuuei
til. Tbe soul of the community it reus
ed to thu hi .host enstaay when the bun
trikes up "The Dead March in Saul,'
and wends ita way with measuied threw
down the main thoroughfare. Then, ale
inly then, does Cumberland rise to tlu
sublime. When I ctmt to Cuniherlsiii
lint and saw the auguit tpectacle I wondered if the lou would be great if tht
•holt procession never came luck from
(lod'i Acre, and 1 have ofien wondered
if a few more uf the pleaaure producing
prncessioni with a few of the political
iiiuouihintra in tht leading rule would
not be in the best interests of the city 1
Tht different leagues uf this city in
working on tho Y.M.C.A. proposition.
witb a rivalry thst would do justice ti
the subject were it devoid of jeab.usj
and mure abundant of deeds. To my
way of thinking the Y.M.C.A. authorities are too buty with half million dollar
subscription lists to bother about one
horse towm like Cumberland. The Y
M C.A. seems tu be going in for psradti
and ostentation, and deviating from the
original intention of the founder. Nothing short of a hundred thousand dollars
ii worth looking at thtte dayt.
It hai ever been iny opinion that there
were old wumen in tome of the leagues
in thil oityi but I fail to recognize Cirs
tr't wife among the bunch of old hens. I
knew tome were pretty ancient in ideas,
but did not quite think they dared go so
far back.   Those w ho are ever liking for
Funeral  tho    Largest
Held in the
The death nceurtd at the hnme uf her
parenta, Mr. tnd Mrs. 8. Piercy, Sandwich on Monday last, of Mn. Fanny
Hayman wife nf Mr W. llayman, at the
early age of 24 yean.
The deaeated had been ailing for over a
The fuoeral took place on Wednesday
Nov. 30th at 2 30 o'clock to the Presbyterian Cemetery, Sandwick, and was the
'argeit ever htld in the valley, and many
*ho attended tht funeral wtrt unable
to sain admission to tht church.
Some idea of tha length of tht funeral
procession when it is stated that as the
htarse wat,going up the Mission Hill,
the last vaWoln ware juat passing Mr.
Herforda ranch.
Tht Rev. Thos. Menziel officiated it
the funeral obsequies.
Tht follcswiug gtntlemtn acted ti
pall btirtn:—Messrs D. McRac, 8. Mc
Liod, A. Mix well, Neil McLeod, Dan
McLeod, and. Walter Parkin.
people and thing! above suspicion are
.enerally far, below It themselves, and
onaequtntly onn never find it in others
Mr. Bate hae been accuaed of olisugiii.
ids mind un the sewer question; if such
it the eaat I congratulate Him on tecum
plithing what hit aocusers could nut do
withuut disturbing and destroying their
little three pen uy worth of gray mattei
>n their o.aniuni. There wat more judg-
uent ihuwo in oppotiug the by-law than
ihere wai displayed in putting tha mean-
ire before the pa ople during the transition period uf tht i ohitf induitry of the
community. The defitat of tht by-la*
really liet at the door1 of thott whu
•tra mponiible for putting the measure
to a vote wheu Uiey did..
I wonder what would Jia-ve happened
if it wat laid that J. Th< ratiou wanted to
He Police Comminioner, or President ot
'.he Development League. - Would he
have been crucified) \
Thtre are thusa who are artr V'een on
honors. Oivt me the man wbo it sstii.
tied to be honored by himself. Tl»* " '"
nothing in the job, but you can be "bt'*.'
atemt to loom large in tht imall mind. -
Independence is a trait I admira. Oive
me tha man that will speak hii mind in
spite of Hades. We have a big bunch of
men who will not set or ipeak without
Hiking to business interest! first. The
lay hat long since paised when a man
uad to be a hypocrit to get a living. Tin
•Ulineii of a manly man never auflern
because he hu maulineai tu declare bim-
itlf. The timuroui man ii despised by
til. What about yourself! some will
tay. It ii not because I am afraid of
tuy man or beast in Cumberland, 1 do
uot divulga who I am. nor wuuld 1 alter
me iota of what 1 have ever written
•ere it univenally known who I am.
I adopted thil title because it wat
ihrust upun me, a d I deemed it besi
ii remain secret.    Enough.
Whnop her up, I like to see the fun.
die him Fido, eat him up 1
I'o the Editor Islander.
Mr. Baltt letter iu the "News" ipptsrs
'o bu tn ovation, instead uf hii "Bom-
'issties Clialelnge" Why doea he nut re
ply tu the tUttmttit mtdt by Citizen
courageously refuting thtm, ir nc osh
lt it in loccpttd rula, ofttn i wiai
int, that a nmn dt plume used ii
isurretpondeuct upon public mitten. Wr
have a fret prut whioh is a letter me
Hum of reaching the volen than ia i
public debate, which many in a milling
town could not pouibly atteud.but the)
can read the newtpaper
Citizen will be well advised if he ig-
nurti thil challenge confining himself to
the pross.especially after the twu previuui
grosi chargos of "coward" "low method'
and "sneaked letters," thtie art neither
lignified or gentlemanly expressions,
nor moh as would grace the office he
secies to fill.
How can anyone adopt the platform
(first laid down by you) then vote work
and debate agaimt it; yet Mr. Bate
says he is "fair and square."
lit remindt one of Bunyan't chanotcr
in hit "pilgrimi progress" called "Mr
Facing bothwiyi "
Held  Short  Meeting
La3t Monday
The regular meeting of the Pevolop
nent League was held at the Council
Chauiliers on Monthly night.
The minutes of the previous meeting were adopted as rend.
The action of the previous meeting
in dealing wiih the .communication re
lire clay, although the snid meeting
lacked one of having a quorum, was
It was decided to have indices of
meeting printed, mnl distributed, so
that in future members would know
ihe night nf meeting.
The matter of a Custom House for
Cumlierlaiid was again tnken up, nml
the continued neglect of the constituency's wnnts in this and other respects by the Hon. Will. Teinpleinnn
was discussed A motion was finally
presented to the meeting "lhat in
view of thc fact of the continued disregard of the request of ibis league
and of lhe citizens generally for the
ppoiutiiient of a Custom Houso officer, that some opposition member from
liiitish Columbia be asked to In-ing
tie matter up on tlm Iloor of the
House of Commons", lt was finally
derided to write the Minister of Custom re the matter complained of, and
in the event of no satisfaction being
forth coming from that source, that
tho matter bo taken up in the manner
suggested in the original motion.
The dangerous proximity of tlu; two
proposed railway crossing on Hoy's
road, was then brought to the attention of the meeting and on motion it
was decided to bring tho matter lie
fore the attention of the Railway
commission •
Considerable discussion  ensued
-he lax way in which the   quarantine
regulations were observed in this city.
One member declined he hud seeu one
,drl in a quarantined   house,   pass
mask that had been  used   in  the in-
fiji'ted house to a   companion   in the
lextyard,   who promptly tried it on.
\Vl0tfM>r   stilted   that   he hnd seen a
t set r hit fever patiout iu the "peeling
stage*' s, swindling passers by on the
street      t 'l'1")' 'l Wlls decided to  ask
the   Citizens   •'"'"X""  "'   ,,lli" "P""
matter, as beint,\'»l"'ui" tl,c"- Pruv"ice
to dual with.
Local  Team  Selected
to Play Ladysmith
Tomorrow thu luoul footballers lock
horns with their formidable rivals,
the provinoial champions from Lmly
The following is the team selected
by the committee to uphold the honor
of the locals:
Goal—R, Clark.
Full   Hacks—W.     Sutherland
(Capt.), li. Freeborn.
Half Hacks-ll.    Mulaatn, Jac
Williams, A. Cairns.
Forwards—J, Williams, K. Wynne, J. Carney, A. Bdothmaii, J. Sutherland.
Reserves, forward line, A . Williamson, Half Hack, 0. Walker, forwards, 11 Sommerville. W. Thomson
and R. Brown.
Roll'.Tec—.1 Oililis.
Tlio team looks a strong ono on
paper, both on oflbnse ami defense,
and whether tbey win or not. they
will at least, make their opponents
realist! that they have been to a real
football match.
The locals are not greatly impressed liy the reputation of the champions
anil I hose who have seen both teams
ill action are quite confident that tho
home team will give a gnud account of
The guine is scheduled for 11 o'clock
in the fore noon, llie train leaving
Union Bay at 8 in the morning, and
returning iu time for the players to
entcli ihe Coivichuii
The visitors have promised to bring
their strongest line up and a largo
number of spectators from Lady-smith
will accompany tbo players to encourage them.
Don't forget the cm icort and show »'
he Cumberland Hall tt might in aid of
the Football Association. Threo real ol
-xtra' fine films will be run off and In
iddition bu exce Mont proi> rainnie of instrumental and focal music has been ar
ranged. Ifu yotr can't go ba y » ''ckel
lliyway and help, the team, tht y deserv
it and it only c letsyotja ijuaru r.
Mr. H. Riggs, of Stettlor, Alta., a
funnel- Cmnherlaiulite arrived by Tuesday's lioat, and is renewing old acquaintance in tuwn.
Mrs Steele ami two daughters of
Los Angeles arrived on Tuesdays train
ami are visiting friends in the city.
Mr Siildal was a returning C'umb-
ei-laudito by Tuesdays' Uiat.
Mrs. W, Cartwright of Vancouver
is visiting her son antl daughter-in-law
in the city.
Messrs Clinton, Matthews, anil Riggs
left this week for Victoria wliere
tbey w ill attend tbo Mystic Shriners
con vention.
Thn Rev Mr Lafibre is reli ving
Mr. Palmer, piinripul of the local
High .School while that gentleman is
attending the meeting of the Shriners
in Victoria.
A Chinaman w te Found Iin W* '""■'1"
uaed shanty neai Chiuanown ,„ x *•*>•*
.lay afternoon an.l a   close ex.,   V"»t'on
of the body waa  not   necessary     '"  ''"'
closo the fact that the (I. lental hail    btu"
deceased for aoonsulorahle length ufli    >l*
Coroner Abrams did not consider sn in   |
pieat necessary    as  ihe   oironmilaiicet
plainly pointed toiufoide.    Thotleceas-
ed Chinaman   waa  aged,   poor, snd no
longer able tu support   himself,   and  il
frequently happens that when a man of
Uii race finds himself   in  theso ciicum-
statical he tskta this method of releasing
himself from tiuuble.
The Sooial and Dance iu aid or the
Holy Trinity Church, held in Cumber-
Ball lstt Tuesday night was a success
financially and othorwise, over two hundred gathered in response to the invitations issued. The music for the dance
was supplied by tho Morgan-liny orchestra, and Was continued' until an
early hour of the morning.
Lost—A small parcel of jewellery between Cumberland and Courtenay. Finder will be suitably rewarded upon return
iHCOHSliim Vm '"> to °' *?•   Fochner,  Courtonay BC
Mr McNtil, Manager of the Moving Picture Show at the Cumberland
Hall has entered partnership with Mr.
Clough of the Provinco Theatre Vancouver, who has been in the moving
picture business fot qulto a number of
years, as su operator, and manager of
lilm exchange, and iu future will hu ill
it position to show nothing but High
Class films at the Cumberland Hall.
Mr. .luo Humphrey sr. of Union Ray
dropped dead iu tin; Wilson  Hotel mi
Thursday from heart failure. Ho was
,'i" yrs. of age.
I      Vr»nk Mikct, a logger, appeared be-
itl^n Abrams on Thursday and was
fore .1 n(j go^ for being drunk,
tilled S.i ,. -i
ig nari receive moro pupils
Mrs. Sinn, --i|y (except, Tues-
ror piano lesson ' "-•       -foment.
'•Joyj at any time   'jy iii-,.(li berhtnd
(-'""'l> Cum
In t-ll'eit. Oct. Si'il,
sy innrtiiug
Friday afternoon
Saturday uight overland
Sunday, uliout D.80 a, m.
Tuesday—6.15 a, ,„
Thursday—(i.i.-, „. ,„
Saturday   6.15 n. in.
Sunday, Aliuut 1 p. m, TKE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
WHAT is the boat way tu gel homo
if tbo gasoline tank leaksl ■
A flexible motal pipo about
six i'ort long is a vory useful accessory
to always tarry on tlio rar, to replace
a defective or broken gasoline or oil
pipe. A case came before our notice
some timo ago where tbo small pipe
conveying the gasoline Inside tho tank
(undor prossuro) Erom tho Imt turn to
the connection at tho top became un*
soldered, making it Impossible for the
oar to proceed, ulthougu the tank was
To take tho tank off, walk several
miles with it and wait while tlu; funics
evaporatod would havo takon tun long)
se some method had tu be devised to
temporarily overcome the trouble.
Tiie only means possible was to llx
up a gravity siphon, Tho only piping
on the ear was the copper tuning for
the aeotylono headlights, and this wus
alogged with a high explosive compost'
tion caused by the action of tlm aooty-
Icue on coppoti The driver's companion
Imlil an emergency can nf gasoline in
his arms ami the pipe wus introduced
iato tho gasoline tank; then the regular gasoline feed pipe was out by a
tile (tho only cutting tool imi the car),
near the carburettor and a joint was
made between the emergency and regu
lar pipes with the rubber connections
from the headlamps.
Hefore this last operation was effected tho driver placed the end of the pipe
out of tho tank In his mouth and sucked
through it, causing the siphon to work
coupled up uud ran for seventy miles,
When coming to solder the pipe in tin
tank afterwards lie learned to his cost
tho necessity of leaving a tank that bas
bail gasoline in it for a very long time
without putting a flame to it. Tlu
tank was left overnight with both eon
nectionB undone  (top and bottom).
Air   waa   pumped   through   the   tuuli
next morning for two hours with a tin
pump and when a flame was then put
to tho  tank  a terrific  explosion  tc
What is the cause of excessive wear
on front tires?
It is aot necessary for the tires to be
bad or faulty for abnormal wear to
show under a thousand miles. It; is
probnbly due to the front wheels not
being iii alignment with the rear wheels,
or it may be caused through some defect or backlash In the steering preventing the wheels from falling to the proper angle which they shuuld when turning a corner.
How cuu u punctured float be repaired
on the road without solder?
As a temporary method of repairing
a punctured carburettor flout, tho use
of sealing wax may be cited. In cases
where the float has Hooded, through the
perforation of thc solder, tbe lirst thing
to lie done is to bore a small hole in the
float, in enter to let out the accumulated liquid, uad the surface Bhould be
carefully cleaned round the puncture.
A piece* of sealing wnx should then be
obtained, and a few drops melted over
the hole, and pressed well down, in order
to till it up. It will then be found that
the float is again good for any number
of miles. One advantage of this method is that, the wax adds little weight
to the float. It is advisable to moisten
whatover article is used for pressing iu
the melted wax, in order to prevent its
Why -Iocs thc spark plug iu the buck
cylinder of a four-cylinder motor become soutv and covered with oil while
the other three remain clean and fire
Tho cause id' this is either that the
oil feed tn Ihe back en.I of the base
chamber is allowed in run ton fast, or
the bafflo plute dividing the front pair
of bases from the back pair ii not high
enough to prevent the oil from flowing
back while the cur is going up hill. It
would de thought, however, that in
going down hill the return flow would
equalise itself; the reason it docs aot
is that going down hill the motor is
not usually working fast, whereas going
up hill tbe speed of tbo motor is increased on account of driving on a
lower gear.
To overcome this fault empty the
bases of oil ami pour in fresh to an
equal level and adjust, the lubricator
bo that the front base feeds faster
than the rear. If thia does not stop
the backward flow it is necessary to
fit higher bailie plate-. The oil iu the
base chamber of a gasoline motor tbat
depends upon splash lubrication becomes
more like a vapor than a liquid after the
motor has been running for a short
time, nnd tlm fasl'-r the speed of the
engine the smaller Hie particles become.
Ilow [_ th*' action of a side slip to
be counteracted.'
To take it for granted that a side slip
is inevitable under certain conditions is
a very poor oxouso after un accldonl has
happened. In the first placo, mo-' side
slips ar.. due to carelessness and miscnl ,
culntinn; of course a driver of an auto-J
mobile cannot i»' held responsible Eor
the idiosyncrasies **f other users 'if the;
highways, nnd whnt would b- nslderod
a Bftfo speed nn a clear road would be
highly dangerous it' other traffic were
Supposing   llie   driver   of nnother   v.'
hide Immediately ahead of you pulls
out without Winning across your path
while ynu are travelling at twelve mllos|
per hour nu a greasy mail, yon have no
alternative but in apply your brakes
or smash into him. This operation, however, is often the cause of a side slip.
but. if carried out in the following manner the slip will be greatly minimised.
The moment you perceive the vehicle
in front of you" begin to deviate apply
a hard pressure on your brake, temporarily locking your back wheels and at
the Mime time turning your steering
wheels in the direction the obstruction
propo««>M to go.    (For this illustration
ed speed, but ia jerks and not by continual pressure. Tho movement of the
steering wheel mast bo decisive, boeauso Blow movomouts or greasy roads
aro liable to cause a front-ond skid,
which is infinitely worse than a rear
skid; the car becomes as uncontrollable
us a boat without a rudder. The action
uf turning the front wheels quickly
squeegees the moisture from under the
tire and gives it a temporary purchuse
which is iu most cases suflicient to alter
tho course of ttio motion.
Applying the brake iu jerks ia certainly not good for the car but infinitely better Ihan a collision.
If you find yoursou sliding toward
the curb, so that the rear will strike
first, turn your steering wheels toward
tho curb alBO, as perhaps by tht* time
yuu reach it Hie front wheels will huve
changed the motion nf the slip ami allow
you to graze it with a forward slide
instead of a direct blow that often
causes a broken wheel,
Doubtless the automobile owner as
well ns the automobile painter wilt be
interested in the subject of popular colors for the season of 1011. With the
march of the season, of course, will
come not a few color novelties intended
to appeal to a class of buyers intent
upon securing decidedly unique or sensational pigment effects. The great
majority of colors, however, destined to
bo'in evidence upon the horseless carriage next yeur will be the colors thut,
havo found favor this year, or pigments
closely related to them.
Among such colors the lakes must be
reckoned with, 'i he lakes comprise an
interesting uad numerous family of pigments, many of them rare and costly,
and nil of them charming iu their wealth
of color effects.
(.UDUD       SU      K'l. \t   ...        int.!       . IIII.iv. IS v»w,
it is to lie understood that you are foi
lowing the correct rules of the road as
regards passing ami that there is no
obstacle coming in the opposite direction.) The harsh application of the
brake should be only momentary and
the steering should thou bo thrown over
to the opposite side to counteract tlm
effect of the first brake effect. The
brnke should be applied till the mnmeu-1
■turn of tho car is brought to Ihe requir-
The principal lakes are maroon, crimson, Chatlmuc, carmine, Munich, scarlet, mauve, madder and purple. As
illustrating the extent to which many
of these hikes are now being used in
automobile work, a color salesman recently stated to the writer that whereas
he formerly sold lakes in one-pound tins
ho is now' selling them in fifty-pound
lots, and that, too, on a basis of from
$3.00 to $5.1") per pound,
The first step in preparing the surface
for tlm lake has lo do with working out
a fine, smooth surface condition. It is
au axiom that, the finer the surface the
richer tho color effect, lyhich iu largo
part is true. To get this flue, level and
smooth surface is aot always easy over
;i Bitrfaco holding its old paint structure
in fair condition, and upon which it is
nut feasible to apply rough stuff. In
case of the application nf the rough stuff
over tin- old pnint fabric puttying should
at least be done upon the first coat of
surfaces in order to fill up all fractures,
cavities and shattered bits of wood.
Then applv over this putty a couple of
coats of 'rough stuff, which, in due
course, arc rubbed down tn a level and
smooth surface. The work is now ready
to be coated iu with color.
Should the surface be a new one from
the wood up it is flrst primed, then
coated with two good coats of lead, next
puttied, and theu bodied up full nml
strong with four coats nf rough stuff and
cupped off with a stain emit for the
guidanco of tlm workmen invested with
tlm duty of rubbing the stuff out to the
proper surface. Having reached this
point wc are ready to convey either the
old or the new surface forward to a
finish in practicallv the same ordor, and
as follows:
Fnr Munich lake firs! lay on a coat of
Indian red saddened a bit by adding a
little drop black. Then apply a coat uf
medium wine Color, thinning the color
out 1o dry down flat. The following
dav take somo of the lake proper, break
it up in turpentine alone, and continue
to thin to the proper working consis
tencv with this fluid. With this flat
the surface, laying tho pigment
on with a camel's huir brush. Permll
.he coat to dry until the day following,
whereupon break, suy, an ounce of the
ako up finely in turpentine, and then
o the mass use a full pint of elastic
ubblng varnish, stirring all the ingredi-
>nts thoroughly. With a half clastic,
fine-bristle brush, flat, flow the surface
with a generous coat of the lake. After
days, rub tlm gloss from this coat
with water and Xo. 0 pulverised pumice
one. using ii felt '-in. perforated rub-
..jug pad. Then tn a pint of the elastic
rubbing varnish add a bare half ounce
if the lake, stirring tn an intimate Incorporation nf ull tlm Ingredients. Allow three days fnr this cat to nicely
inrden after which Hut. down uniformly
is above. Theu stripe, if BO desired.
The dav following upply a dear coat
if the elastic rubbing varnish which,
iftor four days of diving out. muy be
licely   and   uniformly   rubbed   down.
Vlialmd up. touched up' where necessary,
ind then finished witli a strictly high
hiss finishing varnish.
Knglish scarlet lake may be provide,!
.or by first using a poach blow colored
pigment mi top of which npply a vm:
of Knglish vermilion made up with
enough varnii-it to hold the pigment   in
tact and give it the right working property. Make a glaZO coat of th» Eng
ilsh scarlet lake and apply directly nver
lhis. Knglish crim-ou lake works nicely
ami with admirable effects nver the
same ground, or witli u ground of Tuscan red.
In the line of beautiful pigments
none surpass No. -If) eurmiue. a lake of
when a paper is done with it is piously
popular idol.
This color is obtained in at least three
different shades, this feature atone being
important when arranging to try the
pigment nut. The one shade, say that
of deep enrmine. may over different
grounds be made to show both light ami
dark color. For a doop No, 40 carmine
build a ground of Knglish Indian red.
Over this ground next lay a coat consisting of one part deep wine color and
two parts of the carmine, thinning the
two pigments down to a brushing consistency with turpentine, adding as a
binder a teaspoouful of now linseed oil
to a pint of the thinned color. Over
lhis color flow a glazing eoat mnde up
of elastic rubbing varnish stained with
Xo. -10 carmine in the proportion of
three-quarters of an ounce of pigment
to a pint of varnish.
I-'or a medium deep shade of rnrminel
use light   Tuscan  red, laying the fir-d
coat  of carmine as a flat color, then
For ;i light carmine lay the carmino
first as a flat color ttien as a glaze color
ovor a ground of Hnglish vermilion. In
the uso of carmine success deponds in
no small degree upon the quality of'tfi'6
pigment. Not a little of the X'o, -10
Preach carmine being sold lo autumn
bile painters and manufacturers, whit
chemically pure, has a muddy, lustreless
lone, a defect which condemns it for
good work. The carmino pleasing alike
to critical buyers and connoisseurs carries a striking blood-red tune, uuap-
oioachubie and inimitable
Owners of automobiles .can save themselves money and annoyance bv providing their men with a fow extra tools
that are nut usually found in tho ordinary kit supplied with the car; they
will facilitate tlm man's work und bo aa
incentive for him to better look after
tho small troubles that cars ure prone
A nuiii who comes home nfter a long
day's work late at night, having been
driving from early morning, has little
inclination to start work on the car, nml
it cannot bo expected of him. What
time has be for such things as valve
grinding! The act of valve grinding
tukes a comparatively short timo compared with the taking out of some types
of valve springs. Men1 do not consider
thut they are paid to make tools for the
car us well as drive it, ultliuiigh snine
men take a delight iu Inventing special
tools for their curs, und such men should
be encouraged. A simple tool would
greatly facilitate the removal of valve
springs and tlm man would Ihen have
lime to grind, sny, oue ur two a duy
as they wanted it. This can bc made
with u piece of steel rod by bonding it
ut one end to enter the valve plug after
sumo has been removed so thut it touches the valve head. Two elbow bends
cun then be made in the rod so Hint
it follows the shape of the exterior of
the cylinder casting dropping perpend!
cularly to just al.
valve cotter j here a lu
as a leverngo for a lo
end to place under lln
Ihe height of th
iook is made to net
.vor with a forked
spring cup.
ANY people, without realizing it,
aro in thc habit of drinking lea
ai much too high a temperature,
Sir Henry Thompson points out in his
new additions to his famous  book  on
"Diet   in   Relation  to  Age  and   Activ-
ity"' (Wnnic
"1-Yw nor
:i re
Hint thoy
Iniliittnillr swallow li
It   1
Ih, ton es-
poeinlly,  ul
u   1
which,   if
upiiHotl In i!
i> lui
would in-
llii-t p .infill
-t t
tulip it lllllllll
deg, l-'itlir,,
wliii-li  tlio  i
verv   woll   it
Blowly slpjie
1. w
i itself is
too hot In bc
• In
"Hut tlio
Wlllg   surli
ton is iniuii
us t
I tl
c s
i<h, umi it
ought mil ti
til III
u t
i 130 dog.
ni- so.   Agnii
. wa
tt 1
log., which
fcola n llttlo
tluui li
nriii iu the
mouth, i-iiusi-
ho hand is
dipped In it.
10 <
''Thon, m
t footbath
abovo I IJ .1
S-i *
1'OW   itt
that, and
imh- nltor It
it; .-I
nt i i
litual uso;
llll doc. rau
0 u
•uuilty, and
ought to suflice. A hot bath for the entire body is generally taken at from
US deg. fn JOit deg., alt hough it may be
sometimes gradually raised tn lbo deg,
wilh advantage; and this, I am convinced, ought rarely to be exceeded.''
lle has, however, some good words to
sny fur lhe early morning tea.
"This morning tea ... in any
case should on takeu at least an hour
ami a half beforo tho first meal of the
day. For many years 1 have been accustomed to write for nu hour every
morning in bed after tea, as 1 am doing
iit this moment, ami at no time do 1
Iiml the brain dearer for work, while
the appetite for solid food is excellent
when the hour for breakfast arrive:
Wil suppose that everybody has at
some time or another beeu addressed by a total stranger with
a request for a match, uud wc think
that the author of a new novel is on
thc wrong tuck when he writes; "llis
was one nf those negative figures that
nature apparently produces when she
is not looking. From a human point
nf view, there wus nothing repellent
in thut good-natured, kindly, prosaic
face, that, firm aud stocky pose. Me
was the suit of man that nny stranger would ask for a match." There is
un snrt of :i man whom any stranger
would no| ask for a mutch, savs the
Loudon "Globe." Whether ynu have
nr have not negative features, it is ull
the same to the match taker. We
Ourselves, whose nose, fur instance, is
ubout tin- most positive thing the community, as at present constituted, contains, have often been askod fnr n
Tin-re are no ethics in the thing.
eil ner. Nohodv Btopfl to consider
Whothor it is a bad habit to get into.
Nobody asks wlmt Is the logical Outcome of match begging, from match
hogging to match hoarding i-- but a
null step; and fur the mat, |) boiirder
there   is   no   help.     The   millionaire,   iu
Mr. Barry Pnlu's sketch, who robbed
small boys of iheir matches nnd looted
refreshment  rooms :it  railwny stations
was,   perhaps,   an   extlc -use.       lint
there is mi doubt thai it allows one's
mind lo dwell uu the value uf mulches.
One Insensibly begins to attach an exaggerated importance to them. Many
men of nur acquaintance who are generous uf their tobacco tn tlm extent of
pressing it upon the person who dees
imt want it, and frequently insisting
that he shall fill his pipe wit'b it. wince
perceptibly at the far simpler sacrifice
ttf a wax vesta.
urn 11
ilutlona of the corps aro nat
on lined tu,the grent fiords which
iadenf'tlie edast of• Norway and duV:
ing tho loug winter season aro frozen
Solidly over. Fur patrol and scout duty
these' soldier skaters will be of the
greatest service should Norway ovor gu
to war. Tho mon nf tlm corps are the
pick of a skaliug nation, and their
commander was once champion skater
ut* his country.
W1H1.K there is ao perfect safety
for life or property in this
world, the measures adopted by
the Bank of Kngland to protect it's
treasure against the depredations of
ebbbors exhibit almost the limit of human  ingenuity.
Its outer doors ure uow so finely balanced that a clerk, by pressing a knnb
under his desk, cun closo tbem instantly,
ami they cannot lie opened again except
liy u special mechanism.
"The bullion department of lhis grent
British banking institution is nightly
BUbntorge'd in several feet of water by
the action of machinery. In some of the
London bunks the bullion departments
are connected With tho manager's sleeping rooms, ami au entrance cannot bc
elVecteil without Betting olY aa alarm
near this person 's hend,
If, in the Baolt uf Kngland, a dishonest olllcinl during day or night
should take even one frum a pilo of a
thousand sovereigns, the wholo pilo
would instantly sink and a pool uf
wnter tuke its place, besides lei ting
every person iu the establishment know
nf tllO theft.
TIIK discovery id' a moans of mnking
uloth from tho pine treo of north
ern Kuropo and Canada has led
Knglish weavers'to experiment with the
linssiau pine, witli a view tu introducing it as a textile. Pine cloth is regarded us the possible competitor of
cotton cloth. Pine threads aro as lustrous as cotton threads; they eau bo
mingled to advantage with woollen
threads; they bleach and take dye
equally woll. * Possibly tho time is coming whon pine cloth will be used In place
of cotton for underclothing, while pine
and wool mixtures will compete with
heavier goods for outer garments. Fine
cloth will bo' ns cheap as cotton cloth,
whatever the cost of manufacture, because tlm raw material of pine cloth is
considerably below thc price of raw
The discoverer of the new textile has
not mado known the secrets of his process, but application for his patent
covers every detail of the machinery
used as well as tlm methods of manu
facture. The cloth made from pine is
supple, strong, aud durable.
It has
ii our custom for a number
pass our summer vacation
of Lake'Senega, whero uae
our   paternal
The Merry Muse
\board tlm Flying Buccaneer I was with
Captain Skid,
Ami woolly as tho clouds and queer was
some things that  we did.
So all ye bohi huluunties and aeronutty
('nine hear thc tale hnw he did sail tn
Mars and  back again!
We  raised   away—way-hay!   hooray!—
from off Mount Rvorest,
Wo touched the Moon oue day at noon
for gasoline and rest.
Then with the motors working fine we
steered athwart the stars,
Onr plunes inclined  to lake the wind
that lifted ns to Mars.
We fell'in with an octuplane that flew
the Venus ling.
Kays Captain Skid. "Mav I be dldl
'Kun up the .lolly Hag!*
Electric mortars fore and aft and bombproof shields abeam
But'come, mo boys, if she's a Noise
she'll find that we'ro a scream!"
We   fought   that   Venus  oetnplaue   all
day ami through the night!
And, take  my  word, you   never  heard
of such a flighty tight;
But with a voltage wave we gave her
such a powerful smack.
We heard her (ten days later) hitting
Krus with a crack!
We raied an aeroliner crammed with
tourists bound fnr Jupe.
We   shul   away   her   warpstay   ami   the
structure from her Biipel
We looted her from fan to fin. and made
'em walk the plank.
And waved our kerchiefs to the specks
lhat fa.led down Hie Blank!
Next day- we  had   to  fluttor  some—a
cruiser at our tall!
It squirted gas cyanogen ami fired idee
trie hail—
A shocking thing upon lhe wing!—bul
we had divine suits.
And manned  thc antidotal pumps i
walked in rubber I ts.
uf years to
on fhe bank
of us wus born. Her
grandpa rents camo when tne country
wns yet a wilderness, and Imro they lived and died, Uioir wedding journey
from Ivoiisseluerwick was made in a
covered wagon, ia which they brought
their worldly possessions, some chairs, a
table, a bed, a stove, snme dishes, umi
c'doklug utensils, A half dozen sheep
uud a cow. brought, up tho.rear uf. this
enra'vnn. Hero they cleared the ground
uud built a house, liranduiotlmr dyed
and curded und spun into yarn and wove
into cloth the wool from the sheep, from
which she knitted the sucks uud mittens
and made Ihe clothing. From the flax
which grew-wild thereabouts Bhe made
lhe household linen. No small tasks
were these when eventually nine children came tu demand oaro and protection. Ouce a year a porambulatirg shoemaker came through the country, and
then this small army was shod, witb
boots aud shues in reserve sutticient to
lasl until his return. By-and by a frame
house was built, a luxury in those duysj
property was accumulated.
Tn whom did it belling?
lu justice and equity it belonged to
both parents. Bach find borne the burden; each should share in the reward.
But the law said no. The wife's services
belong to the husband, und tlieir joint
earnings belong to ll I ill, only the husband must support llu> wife. The wife
owned nothing. Truly a munificent com-
peiisatinn fur fifty yenrs service such as
Did g rn nd father support grandmother. Were grandmother's services
less vuluable than grandfather 'sf By
what righteous authority did everything, except tho use uf one-third of
tlm real estate, which grandmother
might hnvo after his death, but for her
lifetime only. It wus barely possible
that grandmother might have liked tu
give or will something to her chidren
her own account, When sho liad
earned it, by yenrs of toil as hard as
his, why should she not have been allowed to gratify this altogether worthy ambition?
Forty years ago a boy and girl married. Sho liad saved live hundred dollurs teuciiiiig school, ihcy bought a
farm, paying hcr live hundred dollars
down, aud taking a mortgage for the
balance. Title was taken iu tho husband's name. Thev worked together for
forty years, lle died, leaving no will.
Thore wore no children. Undor the law
nf the State the property went to hi?
brothers uud sisters, all'old, all woll
to-do.      The  personality amounted  ti
uf one-third
less than $200
sole support iu
can gi'
half   th
,   tllL
S   tl
IS    IS
\- womon
fruit, t
nl pi
.Id ng
ecliuu of tlm C(
e dollar a day
ear working ii
giapo vines, putting hamll
picking berries, cherries,
ami packing grapes, poncbi
Household service is alwnys nt a prem
ium, as no one there Mill go uut to d
lhat kind of woik. They nre the dot
cemlants nf the old settlors and ar
proud. The married women work in th1
fruit in llm daytime, and perform their
household duties at night. This mean:
baking und cooking and stewing, am
washing und Ironing and mending fo
the hired men as well as lhe family.
Incidentally they raise children. No
nne person' cnuld be hired tn do tlm
work. They do it for love, but we be
liovo there is uo insurmountable obstacle in the way of gelling both love
nml justice; we believe that love and
Injustice are irreconcilable—and if we
must choose between them, my advice is
to exact insl ice and tnke a chance on
To wife's services, -111 yenrs at
$3 per week, worth $6, allowing for clothing, which she
makes herself, aud which seldom cq till Is and rarely exceeds
$110 a year, about  .' $30,000
o! interest
'..   ..    0,000
tal $30,001
the  whole  estate  have   beet
in this wife was entitled tof
le wus presented  by  her  unci.
.000.   wilh   which   'the   thrift;
room  bought sheep.    It proved
Ami sn for ill
yi in
wi- M-niiri-i
'I'll.- "FIvliiK
nnv uorop
Ami wi- pil  ,
lm 1 1  I'i
■  ,l:u
Till sl,i,| dom
oily son ii
d  Wel
s uud nionthi
illy  Main.
could  lackh
n gasoline and y
I ihe went he
IX the Norwegian army there is a
corps uf infantry which can cover
a distance of eighty miles in a
day's march. This extraordinary record, which equals the performances of
the best-trained cavalry in Kurope, is
(■'ily possible because e\ery man in the
turps iH n highly trained skater and
when in marching trim is provided with
a specially constructed pall of .-.betes,
The corps ean be mnnueuvred with
extraordinary rapidity. The heels of
the skates are so shaped ns tu enable
the men tu spin round as if on a pivot at
the word of command. As a matter of
fact, they Can perform "right about
facn" far mure quickly Ihan any urack
regiment of infantry,
Hut  when  we lit  on  Mars we hit  like
Morgan hold of old,
We sacked the place and soared away
with platinum ami gold—
Knougli lo keep na sung I'm   life (with
radium   besides)—
Aud mude a record trip to Earth with
dips and BWoops ami glides.
So  all   ye   bold   bnlunuties  and   aero
naughty men.
Who've  never even sailed around the
Moon and back ngain,
I  was  with  Captain  Skid  uboard the
" Flying   Buccaneer,"
And I have Been
that-   well, tl
nd dono some things
a's children here!
—Stephen Chalmers
IN Harper's Weekly, Uurriette M.
.lohnstonWood, of the Xew Vork
bur, writes un The Duty of Kus-
bands lo Make Wills." The law sho
quotes is American, but the question she
raises is universal of us mueh importance to Canadians as to anyone. Tho
writer is sometimes Illogical, sometimes
reasonable. . She savsu
profitable investment, and in time thoj
were well-to-do. At the expiration of
fifty years of matrimony und mutual
toil, which included the tearing uf six
children, the husband died. By his
hist will and testament he gave to his
beloved wife two thousand dollars in
cash, or her dower interest in his real
estate.     The   wife   took   the  cash.     Hei
original two thousand dollars for fi ft \
years then amounted to about $00,006
This shows that a wife may be con
sidered to be a good Investment,
A clerk in a delicatessen Btoro in ;>
large city married ;i Gorman gnver
They started a similar stnre of
tholr own and lived in the rear. The
wife did the housework ami llm cook
ing and baking for fhe store, and he
tween times waited on cuMotuers.   The\
wen> frugal and prospered. After twen
iv vonr> lhe husband died. The wife
naturally  thought  she wus entitled te
Ihe   proporty,  at   least   a   portion   of   it
Bui the husband hml made a will print
lo bis marriage, whereby he devised hi*
properly lo his brothers and sisters
l'nder ihe law of the Stale where tin-
occurred the will of an unmarried man
is nut revoked bv his subsequent marn
age  unions a  child  has 1 i  born.     N'o
child had been born, and the wife re
eejved not one cent of lhe properly she
nud spent twenty yenrs in helping to
A woman's will is revoked by hei
subsequent marriage, It is nut su wiih
ii mnu V.
The staple argument of the oppo'
imnts nf equal laws for men and women
is that wives aro privileged in that thej
can do with their own as they like,
while the husbands cannot, But is the
property the husband's nny more than
the wife's when they nccumulute it
jointly? tp to the marriageable age
girls earn nothing; after marriage theit
services belong to their husbands.
Where is fhe opportunity tu accuniu
late property which shall lie their vev\
nwu in the eyes nf the law, with which
they may dn as they like? What pro
vision can they make fur possible in
capacity and certain old nge if thev
fid   we   have   only   tu   look   t
nature  to  lind  both.    There are sonic
c   wish   to  see   or  studv
ng Interesting or wonder
interesting  facts  about   deer 'antlers
which uii' quite worthy of notice.
Antelopes do uot shed their boras
annually excepting tho '• prong horn,"
which is not u true antelope—as the
deer family do. The antlers which are
shed annually are quite different from
the hollow hums of thc antelope, sheep,
gout, uud so forth. Deer antlers are
onlgnnvths of the frontal bones, aud it
is amazing how strongly they aro attached thereto. Oue would suppose
weapons uf sach length would need to
bo very deeply embedded in solid boim
for staunch support; but note bow dot**
the eye is to the base of tbo horn in
tbe antelope head. That means there
is u huge cavity almost directly under
the horn.
Tho frontal bones of a deer aro very
hard, and shaped so as to give great
strength and support to the antlers, and
nature has done a marvellous piece of
dovetuiliug, where they joini together
and meet the central bone. The reusun
fur dividing the bones uf tho slmll is
this: bone being very brittle as well
us hard, is apt to crack or split from
au injury. Having several pieces limits
the urea nf its cracking, and when n
piece is cracked, the "sutures'.' join
ing it to tho uext bone greutly help in
holding it together.
The auttcrs reach their full growth
iu about threo months and are carried
fur four mouths longer. While growing,
they are soft and spongy in texture,
ami are covered by skin clothed with
suft, shurt hair. This is tbe time they
tire said tn be "in tbo velvet." After
reaching their full size, the circulation
is stopped, when they become hard aud
the enveloping, velvety skin shrivels
und is soon rubbed off,
Hater uu, tho antlers are detached
from their supporting bones. How wonderful ;ire nature's ways of doing
The fact that, deer antlers attached
to the skulls have been found lucked
together us a result nf cumbat, shows
hOW firmly fney uro held tu tho bones
uf tlm skull.
Tbe process of developing such u lurge
muss of bony matter, especially iu tho
ense of a moose, reindeer, and so forth,
in so short a time, is entirely without
parallel iu the history of tlm an ima)
Til 13 Liverpool Daily Host publishes
suuiu lines of ready wit, written
in wondrous wise:
"A gnud many years ago, at au Ox
ford evening pnrty, tho conversuliun
turned upon Miss .''nushawo's famous
enigma, ' 'Twjis whispered in heaven,
et..,' which wns lung supposed to have
been written by Hon! Byron, and was
OXtolled accordingly. A young lady
said she knew a gentleman (tnentiuu-
ing a name well known in Oxford circles) who could write something just
as good on tho letter 'W.' The genlle-
man, having been communicated with,
produced llie following lines at very
shorl notice:
its existence begau with tbis World full
of tears,
Aud its first in the  Work of creation
In lhe whirlwind we feel and acknowledge' its power,
And its influence hail in each soft tall
ing shower;
Its presence tho Woods and tlm Waters
must own,
And  'tis found in the dwelling of mnn
arch nnd clown;
It  never forsake  us  in   Want   and   iu
And is heard  iu each   Word  that  can
comfort bestow;
If abides with the Wealthy, the Witty,
the Wise.
Vet.  assistance  to   Wretchedness  never
'Twill be found  in  the sweets nf each
opeuing flower,
And   hungs   on   ench   dewdrop   at   twilight's soft  hour;
In (he mournful farewell if yuur henr il
with pain,
In  the BWOOt BOUUd nf  Welcome   'twill
meet yuu again;
'Tis the prop of uur laws, and the guide
of uur Will,
Which,   without   it,   would  lead  us  fn
unfiling but—ill;
It begins every  Wish, every   view   it
must bound,
And  still to nur  Welfare essential  is
In  the last dying Whisper nf man  if
shall rise
Ami ussist us with Wings to ascend fo
tbe skies;
'Midst the Wonders of nature
we shall view,
Until  lost  in   the   Wreck
chaos  renew."
its form
ch  shall
IIKN Mrs. Langtry was at the
summit of her beauty and her
fume—when crowds followed
iu Bond Street and tin1 Row—sho met,
at a seinirnval dinner, an African
king. Min. Langtry, clnzftllng in her
beauty, sat beside the king. She was
iu good spirits, and she did her verv
ml please hii
besi ti
must   ha
ner's cl«
said  lo
•• \h.
lu-  heaved
And ^liV
or  at   the  .lie
deep sigh and
madam! if heaven had onlv
made you wilh n blnck skin and fat
vun would hove been irresistible!"
HpHB following is an  interesting in-
1     slance nf a  reversal uf fhe nrdin-
nry course of nature that cost nn
English market gardener dear.
Watercress is eagerly devoured by
caddis-worms, and caddis-worms are a
favorite food of trout. The trout, in
turn, have a voracious enemy in herons,
which ordinarily catch the fish after
they have grown fat on caddb-worms.
Now, in the case referred to, it happened,that a large grower of watercress had
three-quarters of his crop ruined by tlm
ravages of enddis-wonns. On investigation it was found that the trout,
which ordinarily protected the plants
from the worms, had been devoured,
ahead of time, sn to speak, by a flock
if hungry herons, whicn. in thus reversing the courso of events, had brought
disaster to tlm-owner of the watercress.
WHAT is tbe difference between a
sigh, a motor-car, nnd a donkey,
Bat?" asked Mike.
'I don't know," replied Hat.
'Well," said Mike. "A sigh is oh,
dear!   A mntnr-car is tno dear,"
'Well,"  said   Hat,  "and  what's  n
'You, dear!" exclaimed Mike, as he
bounced oft. ;i'itive /U
Eminent Toronto
Miss Flora Chapman Vividly Describes
Hor Sufferings and Ultimate
Curo With ** Nerviline''
"After lining nn enthusiastic user of
Nerviiino for years, I fool it my duty to
tell you personally what your wonderful
preparation hus done fur me.
"I suffered torture from rheumatism
and heart trouble, tried scores of so-
called remedies, consulted for weeks
mid months with Toronto's most eminent physicians, but derived only slight
"A friend insisted on my using Nerviline, nnd to my surprise a vigorous
rubbing of this powerful liuiumuf eased
the pains und reduced the stiffness iu
my joints. I continued tn use Norvilhm
nnd was permanently curod. I nm now
perfectly well, and for
three years have had
no rheumatism at nil,
I know many families
where nn olher medicine but Nerviline is
kept—it is sn useful In
minor ailments like
earache, toothadho, neuralgia, coughs,
colds, lumbago -and sciatica.' I call
Nerviline my ' Hife liunrd,' and urge all
to try its merit."
Doe.  17th,   118   Haltnerston
Avenue, Toronto.
Refuse anything else ull'ered Instead
of Nerviline.    In Iwn sizes, 50c and -•»»'■
All  dealers, nr The * atarrhozone Co.,
Kingston, Ont.
allll-: timehnnnred practice of "muddling along," which. Herd Salisbury approved as the less of two
evils in certain diplomatic matters, has
now gone on su long in the British War
Department that something like au un-
fortunate .spectacle is nn lunger con-
coaled from even tne least Informed pb-
Sorvor uf the situation, Such is the
opinion of the New Vork "Sun," and
it continues:
Kvery nnw and then some acute development of wrongheudodiiess ami half
beartedness serves to tear upon the old
Elhgllshmen have ronson tu feel much
- discouraged over such a conspicuously
bad showing ns was mude recently
in tlio,.army manoeuvres, which ended
in a hopeless and disgraceful confusion,
with nut an officer apparently lit tn
buhl his command, Whole brigades and
battalions in the sham battles were left
exposed to heavy rille and artillery fire,
aud a serious disaster grew into a rout
of the greatest confusion. The correspondent adds this significant paragraph:
i, There were many striking scenes, but
\nm Btood out far mure memorable than
them all. It was tho picture of Lord
Kitchener, in civilian dollies, watching
from a bridge while battalions fired on
their own allies, charged against impossible obstacles, and wheeled and
('barged again.
From another source on the same day
comes the announcement thnt Hon! Kitchener has bought Hrnnme Hall, a beautiful cou0try seat in Kent, where ne
ean bring all his belongings, the gifts
tnd ourios accumulated during his lung
service abroad, and where Im can indulge his taste for gardening, whieh is
liis principal hobby.    Knglish gossip is
now ci -med   with  the  prospect   and
identity of a chatelaine In Broome Hall,
snd rather takes it for granted that
Lord Kitchener is not looking fur any
further service abroad at present.
It might well appear that there is
work for him at homo. Yet it may be
that Kngland is not yet ready for a
reorganisation of the war Ofllce an by
fire. Such an overturn would stir many
deep waters, nnd it is impossible to
guess uow long tho day of change may
yet bo delayed. But, however prolonged the waiting, such a reorganization is
to come, and it is possible that, however loath Kngland may bo to face sueh
i-omiuon-sense at home as Lord Kitchener thus instilled in, distant parts of the
Eulpiro, she may yet deliver her lambs
to the sacrificial knife.
Anyhow, Bronnm Hall is a fine old
house* iu a magnificent park, where one
can play golf while he waifs. As to the
chatelaine, perhaps some subordinates
in the War Ofllco IP" to think of any
othor reason fur Lord Kitchener's settling down in Kngland rather than to
refer it iu any sense to themselves.
Wheu arranging supper fnr a child
ren's party, glvo a great ileal nf thought
tu the appear: e of the dishes. Colored creams ami jollies are always appreciated, and everything should 1)0
made to seem as grownup as possible.
You can't enjoy
life with a torpid
liver. What then?
Take Abbey's Sill.
26c and COc.
Sold everywhere.
!• a -*fe\ plewut, antiseptic
Uninunt tei reducing Varicow
veins to a normal condition*
bMUng thtm even after ther
have broken, stopping the pain
quickly, overcoming the nore*
nee*, reatorinr the circulation
in a reMonubfe length of time.
Alao a anooesBlbl remedy In
treating Varlcosltf ea,patnful
swellings, tootlmche, neuralgia, rnenmatlim.rlieum-
atlo or goaty deposits, ban*
lone, corns, bruise* Ume
back,etlffneck. Agoodrem-
edy to have ln the bonne In
cue the children gat a hnd cut,
bruise, strain, nore throat, or
nome painful trouble where a
good liniment wonld be un eftd.
AUHOKBINE, tIK., .""*i mm
' le quickly without causing nnr m-
> ttii Mat ot Uie trouble quick ly without cauHng nirr m-
rjiiTpnlenc* Price tl.OOioi., StWtaot. bottle. At 111
niCfUMOf delivered. BookSFrrco, Manufactured only by
W. F. YOUNG, P. D. F„ 210 Ttmplt St., Springfield, Mas*
LYliHg, LUL Intrnl, CuaftlM Imta,
il.o twnW.ti hj NAKTIN  MILK * WYRHR CO.. Wlnlwfl
thb 5itionAi. nmn * t uisicu co.. kimUm * cu*
SVfi art UUUVUUtS HUS. Mfc, W* t»mw.
DURING tlio pust century, uud particularly Of late years,
no period of dress lias excited mure interest than tbo
one whien wus introduced a century ngo to grace tlio
court ol' tllfl great Nupoleoii. Whether it is that lhe retlec-
(iou of thai brilliant rolgn lingers still or thut the salient
features of lhe costume ure of such convincing fascination
matters not.
lu ull probability a union of tho Iwo causes is responsible
for the reluctance with which Kushinn relinquishes hcr Imld
upou the Kmpirc modes, mice she has established them in nur
midst, und lhe eagerness with which _}\a resuscitates tlieui
when opportunity serves.
A uew opportunity has urisen now, for Owing to the
OaprtOQ of a greal artlBt, who fur n lender nt' the unities designed a scries of exquisite tollottOS II I'llmpae, lho fashion
fnr high wnisls and dinging skirls hus beon revived, und Ihe
only question ihnt remains to be unswered is, How shall they
be worn'. I-'or lliat Ihey will meet with a general and ready
acceptation booh without wy Ing,
.i mode thnl demands no special cleverness and dexterity
Cream Colored Voile do Soio and Gold Brocade
in its presentation rarely .succeeds iu producing the effect
achieved liy nne thut  requires just the right sotting.
The Empire frock is more exacting thnn must, and thoso
who excite the greatest meed of admirution ure lhe fortunate
beings in whom n high-wnisted corsage is becoming naturally.
Those 1" whom it is not are obliged tn contrive thut it shall
be. The tusk is dillicnlt, but by uu means Impossible, save to
thuse wllOSO more than robust proportions demand a less try
inn' scheme uf attire.
No fault is more blameworthy, according tu the laws nf
dress, than a choice of frock that makes its wearer look
ridiculous, a cruel roveuge taken by the Km pi re model tu the
fullest extent upou those who err with their eyes open. With
their eyes open, I may repeat, fur the indiscretions nf the
wrongly wurn Empire toilette are absolutely obvinus to those
who regnrd themselves iu tbe lookiug'glass with Ihi' cold ryes
of criticism.
Nevertheless, between the polos occupied by these whu
COUld not possibly do belter nntl those wiio could,nut possibly
tlo worse there are widely spreading realms in which ure to be
found vast numbers nf admirers nf the very potent fashion,
who mny clothe themselves a !'Km pi re with every success,
provided wisdom attends their choice.
The waist line musl bo high—that is an essential characteristic nf the style—but it need nut be so high us to imitate
the bodice of u baby's robe, though, to be sure, that, was the
position it assumed under the regime of the l*'irst Empire.
When she abandons the desire tu wear sn very trying a
pattern, the lirst step lias beeu taken by Ihe votary of the
Empire corsage towards adapting it tn her needs,   she need
nnl. however, give up this salient characteristic of lhe pretty
mode entirely. It will be quite npparcul if indicated by some
such means us suggested nu lhis page.
Ity the very happy method nf wearing a broad sash, which
can lie modelled in such a manner thut the hinge of the
unturnl waist is suggested, nml by mouutinp the nlmy outer
fabric that composes the dress, and which must be full, over
a tilted silken sheath, two menus nre taken of securing the
elegaueo of line that goes very far Inwards making the vogue
a success.
In some cases Ihe sash is not u wise choice; but the fitted
foundation always is, and so |g llie lingerie that is cut wilh
thc object nf giving the figure lhe sylphlike grace thai is
always associated with classical di aperies in ull their
inn infestations.
If it were remembered by all who wilh tu wear the Kmpirc toilette to advantago Hml ii wus, when it was first Introduced, an evolution nf the robe clnsslquo, ihe thought would
be of assistance to mnny, and would uervo others tn givo up
the bare idea of ever making the fashion Iheir own.
The V-shaped opening beneath llie hoe gulmpo, edged with
u rouleau of fur, gives length to the bodice, and the dexterous
mingling ot the Magyar blouse nml tin1 Empire, strange as it
mny seem, and lo some people absurd—though why should
nol two obi nud honorable fashions be united ?—helps tn bring
about a very harmonious effect.
This is an excellent opportunity for mentioning the fact,
that looser sleeves are coining into fashion, nnd that among
the autumn novelties' in neckwear the double ruffle, one upstanding nml the other falling below, is promised the recog
iiitiou a pretty device deserves,
Sensible of the strong link that exists between the Empire
vogue and the corselet, the appearance of the two is to synchronise, with this result, that, to those who lind the Empire
toilette unsuitable for their needs the enrselel will appeal,
nml not in vain. Tt produces h high waisted aspect, and at
Ihe same time defines the natural  waist   line.
Thc toilette of the corselet persuasion shown nu this page
is made nf violet velvet trimmed with skunk and little but
tuns, uud with it is wurn a corsage nf uld rose mousseline do
soie decorated with gold  lace.    The graceful  way in which
tl nrselet  is fashioned above the waist   is a  proof nf the
b on tit i fill ell'ect such a pattern cun achieve,
The heyday of the corsotioros is ,i permanent affair, but
it should be nt its zenith this autumn with the Kmpirc aud
corselet vogues in fashion. For even when a loosely flowing
robe is worn, it. neeijs the aid of exquisitely cut and fitted
corsets in make it quite acceptable.
TTISCOUNT MIUm.KTON, presiding at the annual moot-
\      ing iii Dublin of the Irish  Landowners' Convention.
said fnr five and twenty years he had been engaged
in n loug struggle for the protection of the interests of Irish
laud-ownci-s, and for the general advantage of thoso con
neated with laud iu Ireland. Thev hoped thut they worn now
at the last phase of the throe greal phases of Irish' bind legls
latiou with which they had been grappling fnr Ihe past fort\
yours. If a stranger who had been accustomed In walk oboul
this country in the sevontips nnw went about it, he cnuld not
deny lhat there liad been an immense advance iu lho comforl
and prosperity nf the pooplo and their dwellings. Joint stock
banks Showed »u increase of $llo,i)i).t,i)i)u in money deposited
since 1881, or 77 per coni., uud thnl the savings bank, which
had only #18,000,000 deposited in IS81, nnw showed $00,000.'
000, au increase of $50,000,000, or 3-14 per cent.
Now, wben a continual outcry wns being made that Kngland was being fnrced lu pay fur the emancipation of Ireland
from the landlords, and when the newspapers were flooded
with figures to show what the i tribution of Knglnml hrid
been to the Irish exchequer and Irish expenditure, there
shuuld be put: side by side with it tho fact thai under these
Acts the landlords of Ireland Imd cnnl ributed a fair quota
nf $10,00)1,0110. lle could not help thinking Mint $10,000,000
a year out of a rental nf $35,000,000 was a colossal sacrifice,'
and it had been exneted by lhe conscience of the nation from
the pockets nf its most loyal subjects,
A resolution urglug tho aontlnuince nf the Land Purchase
Act. was passed,
FOR a type of railwny that has nover yet been put to
practical ennuuorciiil use,.the gyroscope monorail seems
to be doing pretty well. Besides the Rroiinnii and
Schorl syslems. both of'which have been described in these
columns, there is uuw u third, lhe Sehilowsky, based mi the
same principle, but carried nnl differently, A reduced
mndo], according to "l.e Genie Civil'' (Paris), 1ms recently
beon tested with success in Loudon. Snys this paper, as
quoted in "Cosmos" (Paris):
"The system has but one balancing gyroscope, which is
carried on n sort of bogie truck placed -between (wo cars.
Tho tlrst car is a motor and carries a boiler.furnishing steam
to the engines thnt drive the ear and to two others un the
bogie, which together operate the gyroscope.^
"Tbo gyroscope, which is at one end of the bogie,*iseon-
trollod directly by a small one-cylinder steam engine running
on n vertical axis in a frame carried by'members turning
ubout an nxis perpendicular to the direction1! of tth6 .track. At
tho other extremity of the bogie is a heavy pendulum, swinging about a pivot parallel to the rail', and thorcforo hanging
NEW   YORK   now   has  its little cult
of "SalanM.s" or "Diubulists"
—Worshipper of ovil. ur 0f the
devil,  Satan.     Paris   Ima  known   them
for centuries; Berlin has probably several   coteries;   London   posibly  ouo   ur
two. Martinique was thei* headquarters in this hemisphere until Monl
IVleo hnd its uwful cataclysm and wiped
nut St. Pierre and its 85,000 snuls. Jbit
nnw the cult has eume tn New Vnrk.
its coining lias nut  been heralded, uf
course; No mombor »ill admit his or
her membership. Tho meeting place is
u secret; the membership not of record.
There is un bunk nf the cotorie—nothing but n few spoken words will Idea-
tify u mombor, To keep in hiding is the1
chief desigv of .these stpnge people, whn
profess to worship Lucifer, tuougl'i in
reality Iheir strange rites are a mockery
"Services,'' they cull Iheir regulnr
meetings. They are held in renins nu
the lower • WOM ■ shin of Now.. .V.urk.
Everything is shrouded in the utmost
secrecy. The meetings are held Inlo
at night undor the 'guise of u 800 ro I
fraternal ordor. Gut Lucifer to this
group is hailed us llie iii.'a'rilulMiil' or* niP
thnl is really worlh wliile. And tu
blaspheme liod und religion is their
delight, Their form of " worship'.* ,is
simply uu obscene treveslv of the sacred
rlfual of tho church,
Today its devotees practice the
"blnck muss," or "inesse nolr," just
as it was practiced in Prance, but in
u milder degree. It is n revelation of
Ihe depths . to , which blasphemy ,:„n
sink, even ih sueh nu enlightened country as the United States. Tlieir creed
runs us follows:
"To thee, Lucifer, I consecrate mv-
sel.,'wLtlorospbeti,!lo'vo. and faith. ; Thou
art the Good of Good, and I wiil promise lohate the God of Kv.il. Thou art
ihe Spirit of Truth and I shall forever
hate falsehood, hypocrisy, and superstition. Tlioii, oh Lucifer', art the eter-
nal light and I foreswear dark-
ness, and in thy service shall I
Spend my last drop of blood. To thee
i give myself; oli Lucifer, body and
soul, t)h, Lucifer, do with me as thou
seest fil to glorify thy name. Accept
my humble prayer aud shed thy light
upon, my way. And when, O Lucifer,
my Inst hour conies, thou wilt find me
culm and wil hunt fear ur terror, ready
to be transferred to thy glory of the
eternal fires." .
The "postulant," or person desirous
of entering the circle must repeat this,
wurd fur word. lie—or she—is heavily
veiled in black iu uu ante-room, its
candidates are similarly prepnrcd whn
enter legitimate secret orders, Thon
the "postulant" is brought before the
"Council of Vicars o. Hell,"-who are
seated upon a dais ready to receive such
applicants fur admission to tbe "Church
of Satan" as have been proposed for
membership by one already initiated, or
have brought credentials from some
foreign "Church of Satan."
"We worship the devil," suid nne
whn hides behind the title of "Vicar
nf lleli,"- "because we think there is
beauty in such worship. Wo can find
none in the wurship of God. The God
we have read of with llis system nf
mortifications and sacrifices compels our
execration, not nur adorn tion. We
think lie opposes benutv love, liberty,
happiness, and the jov of living. God,
s the Uible teaches, favors nseetisism
nd denies all joy of life.
"The Devil is pagan. Ile allows us
joy, He believes in delighting the
lenses. Ho is the very embodiment of
the ideal of the Greeks.
' According to the average church
member, what is beautiful, what appeals to us, must be wrong. We believe
in the god nf evil, who tells us tlmt
which is beautiful, that which points
ont: what is highest in our desires, is
right, not wrung. Is it not a logical
THK death of littlo- Vit^ount Cholsea
in England provided ouo of those
strange changes in a man's fortunes that occur very seldom. Lord
Chelsea died four days after his unclothe lion. Gerald Cadngiin—uppenred iu
the Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Cadogan
then told thc official receiver that he
had no expectations, as bankruptcy fnr-
foitod all interest in his fathers estates, sn he could make no definite proposals to his creditors. This was ou a
Monday, but on ihe following Friday
the llun. Gerald Cadogan found himself
Viscount Chelsea and the heir tu au in
come well uver $500,000 a year!
Twentv-fnur hours before he succeeded to the dukedom nf Portland the present holder of the title was a h'ord-un
lieutenant in a regiment in India, lie
had been born a distant relative nf the
then master nf Wclbeck, and there were
several nculthy lives between him uud
the lit lo. iWith, however, removed in
rapid   succession   several   persons   who
st 1 between  him and the title, ;.nd
from a junior ofllcor he rose lo au Kng
lisli duke,pun and vast wealth. Usually,
a nmn who becomes u duke hold* some
other title from his hirlh; but so remote
were lhe chances nf his gince (hul he
never ovotl   bi re  t be   prefix  of  "honor
■. The Duke of Hamilton ul st rivals
the Duito of Portland, for ho was a
lieutenant   lu  tho  RoyaH  Navy, and a
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Vour fond soon tastes so good thut you
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There is no medicine better fur mon,
women nr children, nol hing fur family
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Or. Hamilton's Tills, line per box, at all
dealers, nr The Cntnrrhozuno Cu., Kingston, Out,
distant cousin of tho ■previous- holder
nf the title when debt!) and lack of
heirs lifted him at uue bound ro the
highest rank of Knglish nubility, Whon
he - was born there, seemed no earthly
possibility of his ever becoming a duke,
and he went into the navy to.make a
living, nml uot to kill time.
It is seldom thnt four brothers succeed one another iu a peerage. Hut
this is what has happened in the case
of the Mnrquisato of Sligo. Tho hoir
to the title now is Lord Altamont, who
wns bom in 1850, the sou of tbo fourth
son of lhe then Lord Sligo. Ho was
thus fifth iu succession to tbo title,
but his fat her *s elder brothers were all
young men, and the odds against his
ever succeeding were enormous*. Ho
was plain Mr. Browne until 1903; but
in thnt year his father succeeded and
ho became, by courtesy, Karl of Altamont at the age nf 47. Pate ordnined
that each of the other brothers should
hold the title for a short time and die
without suns, nnd sn the fourth brother
succeeded jit the nge of 72.
Su much has been writlen of tho romantic lives nf the Karl nf Sonfield and
Kurd Kginnnt that they must be tirod of
hearing ubout their exploits in search
of ;t livelihood before fortune changed,
and they became members pf tbo House
of Lords. Lord Seafield tried all sorts
of things—farmer, Bailor, ranchman, almost every occupation open to human
beings; while Lord Kginnnt was not less
enterprising. Ho wus, among other
things, a caretaker and a fireman. Both
men are instances where fortune has
lifted thom out of poverty and obscurity
intn comfort nnd the peerage.
Rose Brocade Wrap
sometimes tn the right, sometimes to the left, according to
the Inclination of the car. Its movement causes, by means
of a motor connected to another small steam engine, a displacement of the gyroscope in tho proper direction to maintain equilibrium.'' /
TllO funeral of Will Letters, who wrote 1,000 songs, including "lln« Anybody here seen Kelly?" and "Put Me on
an Island Where the Girls are Kew," 'which waj wedded to
a version of Mendelssohn's "Spring Song," look place at
Liverpool, England, recently,
lied, Weak, Weary, Waterr Eyea.
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Free.   Murine Ey« Remedy Co., Toronto.
He never told his love; she mot him at
the door
And told him Unit he ne'er had looked
so well before;
She suid she was so glnd he had been
pleased to call,
And, talking, took his hat aud hung it
in the nail.
She'd thought nf him all day, sho hastened to declare;
She led him to a nook and sat beside
him there;
She deftly smoothed his tie and tucked
one corner in,
And with her little hand she softly
touched his chin.
She told him she was sure  he'd some
day muke his mark;
The  nook   iu  which  they  sat  was all
their own, ami dark;
He found her in his arms aud vowing
to be true;
He  never lohl  his love—she made it
needless to.
lle who'll accuse me,
Fairly abuse ine,
Make me nr mend—
Prosper ami drink with mo,
('lose eyes and sink with me,
That is a friend.
Knowing my  failing,
Spite of inv  railing,
Never lo' bend;
•        Loving the best  of mr,
Nursing the resl   of me
That   is  a   friend.
lie who will shure with me,
1'are wilh me. bear with me,
I'p lo lhe end;
Willing to lie for me,
All to defy for me.
Asking to die for me—
That   is my  friend.
-From "TTylas and Other Poems," by
Kdwin Preston Harguu.
Worms feed upon Ihe vitality of children and endanger their lives. A simple
nud effective cure is Mother Graves'
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SATURDAY, DEC, 8,  1910.
What the Editor has to say.
Who is responsible for all the "coffin Bteamers" that are
in commission in this province ?
For years our citizens have been subject to the danger of
travelling in a steamer that has a dozen times or more come
very near to being the means of introducing her passengers
und crew into eternity.
During the winter months it is nothing short of criminal
to allow such a boat to run on the treacherous waters of the
Coast, and should the steamer that we are referring to in particular, founder, as she is very apt to do some stormy night,
the man who is responsible for the steamer being allowed to
run, is morally, even if he he is not legally, as responsible for
the death of any person that results from such accident, as
was Dr. Crippen for the death of his wife.
The editor of the Greenwood Ledge says, what is wanted
in this world is fewer children and better ones. Right again
m* m. aston
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nnd Money Makers.    The later varieties are,  us a rule, more
productive than the earlier kinds,
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A new arrival of NEW SUITS.    As you
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Best Bread and Beer ln Town
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AdTerttiHtnenU under Oil, head 1 cent. 1 word.
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giving information whieh lead, to th.
conviction of th. party or partial who
shot and killed my man colt on th. night
of Sept., 4th, in the vicinity of my 8. E.
corner poet. Address, J. Lawrence, Kye
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Any person or persona wishing tn
cut any fallen timlier on City Park
Lot. are at liberty to cut and can
same away for their own use.
Any standing timljor muat not lie
out ur destroyed.'
Any person or person, found dumping garbage or ref uae on same will he
By order nf the Cily Council.
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Notice to Advertisers.
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But Zam-Buk Saved His Thumb!
One. again a caso Im reported :n which
the popular balia Zain-Buk lias saved
a worker from tlic terrible affects of
bleed poisoning. Mr. Alfred lly. Ortli,
of Shipley, Out., Bays: "While at work
■ 1   bad   tiie   misfortune   lo   nm   a   rush
uail under my thumb nail, to tho depth
of about ono and a liplf inrlli's. The
pain was terrible, ami whut I feared
■was lli.it the nail, being so dirty ami
rusty, would set up fosteringanil blood-
poison. I knew from previous experience how good Zam-Buk mis, so I clean
ed the thumb, melted u little Zam-Buk,
anil ran it into tne wouud. 'flic result
WHS wonderful! It soothed tile pain and
tie. tliiiinl' actually did not swell. Zam.
link kept away all iullaniinntion. I was
ahle.to.go on with my work all the
tin,,', and in a few days the thumb
was .,- .nod as ovor. A balm which
,-an do this should lm in every worklug
man's home."
/.an: Hul; i> lhe Hnosl form of "iu-
surance" for all workers.    Its antlsop
tic power is so groat that   lisousc
germ , an live in ii; ami if iin liutely
applied I" a sine or injury, or disease,I
patch,1 all dangor of blood poisoning is
Being composed of pure vegi table
essonces, Zam Buk is nn ideal balm for
babies and youug children. and
inothcr.s will Iiml it fnr superior to the
ordinary salves, some "of whieh contain
harmful mineral1 poft&us, rnnc.itl animal
fats, ele.
Zam Dak is a sure cure for ulcers,
abscesses, eczema, ringworm, blood-
poison, scalp sores, chapped hands cold
sores, inflamed patches, bad log, varicose veins und ulcers, piles, cuts, burns,
bruises, nnd all skin diseases and injuries. Sold liv all druggists and storekeepers at BOc n box, :: for $1,25. Post
free from Zam-Buk Co., Toronto, for
und ran it inlo the wound, The result
IT is said thai in France wooden shoes
to the number of two million pairs
arc  turned  out  each  year.    Both
machine-made ami band-made shoes of
this kind figure'iu Ihe French industry.
In   Krai    it   is   held   that   the   best
wooden shucs are those made of maple,
In tlte provinces every Frenchwoman
possesses a pair of the liner sabots for
use on special occasion?     Ti ■■ ■•    '••■■'
ns carved
monograms and similar
on the vamps, ami Ihey are kept on the
font by ornamented leal hcr pieces over
the instep. The manufacture of these
leather pieces also forms an important
Industry in France.
lie saw a deer, blazed at it hot,
The hasty charge went wide;
But tho' he failed to guide the shot
liy jingsl    lle shot the guide!
I. tti* way to
Save Money
Dress Well
Try Itl
Simple •• iffaahln.
D™. Wool, 'oie.'' lllll "• M
wllh IS.'•AMI   Ul.    S„ .<.„:
and !tc,ii.'"l Color. II ,.,„,,...., UfoiatMor
.it. r.tt.t-ti.
I. Montr
At'01,'1'1,1-: of young men on the
street tho other evening offered
a new version of ttn old saw.
.ifter they hnd passed a couple of
auburn haired damsels oue of the young
men took his stand at Ihe curb and
gazed up and down the bridge
"What are you looking for."' inquired his companion.
Pointing lo the red-headed gills, the
young mnu answered:
"1 'in looking to see a white automobile.'1
Now," said the siiiVruoette orator,
swooping lhe audi c wilh  her
eagle eye. "I see Mr. Dodcfs sit-
lint; down there iu the third row—a
mun who has condescended to come here
to-night und listen to our arguments,
lie hus heard what I have had to say.
I think we should like to hear from
him, nnd net n man's view of our cause.
.Mr. Dodd-, tell lis whnt you Ihink of
the suffragettes."
••(lh, I e c-eouldn't, in in iiiu'nlll! "
stammered Dodds. " I rur-r rcaly o-o-
eoilldn'l, Thu there ure 1 I lill-lndies
p p pup present!"
A WELL-KNOWN medical man tolls
this good one on himself:
"There was a tailor, a friend
of mine, who once made me a suit.
Through carelessness or oversight '.on,
the pert of an assistant lhe coat was
muoh luo small. I promptly took it
back and lie mndo me anothor.
•'Some months Inter my tailor and I
met nt an old mutual friend's funeral.
The tailor was under the impression
that the deseased had heen a patient
of mine,
"Well, doctor." said he, "you're n
bung sight luckier Ihan t am."
"How's that.'" f asked.
"Well, it's a cinch Ihey can't return
any poor work of yours."
DU. s. WEIR JHTCIIELL, nlienist
uud noted author, frequently
stops children on the streets aud
chats wilh 11	
llc ii- especially fond of children
when they get old enough to chatter.
Not long ago he made the acquaintance
of twin sisters of seven.
"(Iood morning, my dear miss," he
said, meeting oue of the twins in the
square, "ami which one of the twins
nm   I  addressing this bright  day.'"
With a smile, the prettiest she had,
lho surprised lassie looked into lhe face
of the grave physician and said most
"I'm' the one what's out walking."
A LITTLE girl had bcen so naughty
that  her mother found  it necessary  lo  shut  hcr up  in  a  dark
closet—in' that family the direst punishment  for the worst offence.
I-'or fifteen long minutes the door had
been lucked without a sound coming
from behind it. .Not u whimper or a
At last the stern bul anxious parent
unlocked the closet door ami peered
into the darkness.    She cnuld see imlll-
"What are you doing iu there.'" she
And Ihen u little voice piped from
the blackness:
"1 thpit on your new droth nml thpit
ou your new lint, nn.l I'm wailing for
more thpit to come to thpit on your
new puralhol! "
ACCFST    HERRMANN,    tbe    now
"grand   exalted   ruler"   of   the
Elks,  said  al   an   Elks'   banquet
ill Detroit.
"The guilty mun always gives himself away; for, like the chap who bought
the forty cent bathing suit, he can't
hide his guilty conscience.
"The chap I have in mind eiilel'ed
the water al Atlantic Olty in u forty-
cent suit of blue flannel. As he splash-
ed about he was joined bv a girl friend,
who  Hashed  her  bright  eyes over the
Pills    for    Nervous    Troubles.—The
stomach  is II ontre of the nervous
system, and when the stomach suspends
healthy action the result is manifest iu
disturbances of the nerves. If allowed
In persist, nervous debility, u dangerous
uilinei.t, mny ensue. The'lirst consider-
alien is lo reslorc the stoniueh lo proper
ui-lion, ami MiToo is uo readier reniedv
for lhis ihan Parnioloo's Vogotublo
Fills. Thousands ran ottcsl tho virtue
of these pills in curing nervouB dis
$100.00 IN CASH
Read Carefully it You Wish to Earn Part of thi Above Amount.
IlMf-m-itll will bc
tonaa tin picture of a
Chinaman alio the facta
of seven girls. Can
yon find tbe girla' faceif
Try I It la no easy uus't, but
by patience and perscrer-
ance yon can probably find
four or Ave facta. Mark
tbe ones yon find with an
X. Cut out the picture and
return It to ua at once. It
tneaaa money to yon to do
To tbe person wbo flnda
tbe largest number o/bidden facet we witl five the
turn of Forty Dollntl
(fco.ot) ln Cash. To tba
peraon who flnda the teo-
and Isigrit number we
wlll jWe the tarn of Thirty
Dollars (f_o.oo) In Cin.li.
To Uie perton who finds
the third lorgeflt numl*r
we will ctve ttie turn of
Twenty I Hills™ (Jlo.oc) In
Cash. To tht person who
findt tbe fowtb latitat
number we wiU give the
aura ot Ten Dollara (fie^o)
In Caah. Should two per-
aona tend in equally correct antwcnfcr tbe flrat
prize, tbe firat two prises
wltlt* tonally divided between tbein.taehieeeMng.
tbe auni of Thirty-five Uol-
_nit_-*>). Should three
perton. tend te equally
correct answers, dM firat
divided between tbem,
each receiving the ana of
Thirty Dollara (ja.ee).
Should four peraoue Bend
In equally comet ana-
wen, tbe whale earn nf
One Handled Dotlara
(»im.oo) will bt vmally
divided Utwata them,
each receiving Twenty-
live Dollar! (fljxo). And
to on ln Uke proportions.
We ni<-tn ettctly whtt we tay. Do not delay, yon may not Bee thla adteitlaement again.
There I. only nue simple condition sttnehed to onr Competition. When we receive your reply wc wlll write you etj.ltiningwIiatthU tlmple condition la. If you ctn find AUY of tbe
bidden faces write today, mark the faeea, cut out tbe picture and tend it to na at once.
Write your name and address very plainly.
Addreaa, GOOD HOPE REMEDY CO., Dept 111       MONTREAL, P.Q.
tumbling expanse of sea, and then with
a sigh of delight said:
"'Isn't lho water blue, to-dnyf
" ' It's'shameful!' said the man with
a   hut  blush—'it's  perfectly  shameful
how this cheap bathing flannel ritual' ''
A UNITED STATES Representative
for Georgia' is a fanner in addition lo being a statesman. He-
eently when he wus itt homo he received an urgent call to go to the police
station in Macon. When he arrived be
found that' oue .of his negro laborers
had temporary quarters there". ' '
The   negro   was   very   penitent   and
very anxious to get out.
,, " Mars?," ho, suid, "you.sp er deck in
in de white liaplis' Church, ain't yer?"
"Yes,  Sim."       -  ,
"An" vor knows i s der deekin in dc
eiillud liiiptis' Church, don't ver, Mnrso
" Yes, sir; but what has lhis to do
with your present trouble."'
''Well, I jis' tvanter sny dis, Marse
Dud. dut. H's lime fer us deekius ter
stick  together!"
HERE is ihe latest poker story com
from u well-known club. The
midnight hour wns fust approaching. Mi'. RobiUBOU had been drinking
some during the course of Ihe game and
losing his money right along, Pulling
his wulcli out of his vest pocket he laid
it ou the table in front, ot him and said
he would play just half an liulir more.
'I'he game continued with some goodly sized jackpots. The man wil-h lhe
Watch) wlio is dignity personified during lhe business hours, bet i'ust and
funiiuslv,- but just . managed to-have
next to the highest hund most of the
time.   . '
While Iio was elevating another
Scotch and soda to his lips the mnn on
his right grabbed the watch and deftly
slipped it into the outside pocket of
the owner's eoat. Mr. Robinson was
too deadlv iu earnest with trying to
win back pome of his losses to notice
that his watch was gone. The piny continued long after the time lixed liy the
gentleman Us llie hour lie must stop,
but  luck wns still a stranger to him.
Finally, after losing a particularly
bi" jackpot, he noticed lhat his watch
was- gono, and in all seriousness remarked:
••Mv gracious!"! must have put my
watch in that jackpot! Now 1 know
it is time to quit."
And he did. He's on the water wa
gon now, and his companions of Dial
nlgbt are afraid to ask him if lie found
his watch, lle is -wearing a different
suit of clothes, and as he never uses a
watch chain or fob, they do not know
but whal lh timepiece is still iu the
pocket of the other cout ull unknown
to him.
("1 VDDIES, as everyone knows, often
J become expert golf players, and
trotting about the links nt more
than one local course arc youngsters
who could put it over men whose clubs
thev carry in a straight game, lt often
happens, therefore) that the amateur
goffer happening to drnw ono of these
diminutive cracks as his attendant
finds himself playing in a mysterious
depressing atmosphere. The contempt
thnt the cadddy feels for the playing
of some of the amateurs is sometimes
beyond his power to express.
Al one country club lliey are tolling
a story of a swell young beginner who
appeared to think the only qualification
necessnry for golf was a lot of staggering clothes, llo stnrted over the links
with a young lady who had similar delusions. Thev played a while wilh one
of the best cadddie golfers its au attendant.
•■Do vou think, ' asked lhe young
man, turning to lhe caddie with a kind-
Iv air, "do yon think.we'11 be able lo
get around the course before dusk,'"
"If you run. sir." said the caddie
grimly. t   >   t
ABERNETHY was supposed tu inllueuce people by a brusqueiiess
amounting  to absolute  rudeness.
It is related that one day a very voluble lady took her daughter wlm was ill,
to sec bim.
"Which   of   you    wauls    lo     suit
me.'" nsked  Atiernethv.
"My daughter," replied Ihe elder
Abernethy then put a question lo Ihe
girl, liefore she had a ehaacc to reply
hor mother began a loug story. Alter-
nethv told her lo be quiet, and repeated
lhe question lo the girl, A second time
lln- woman begun n story, nnd a second
lime he told her to lie quiet. Then she
iiitentipled Iiiiii lor u third time.
"Put   vmir tongue out." he said to
the inol liio,
"Iiiii there's notbing lhe tnnttor wilh
ii,.-''' sh.o exclnimtal.
"Never mind; f.lit vour lougue out!"
he romionmlcd.
Thoroughly   ovorawod,   the   woman
"Now keep it oul," sn'ul Abernethy.
And he proceeded t" exiimine tiie girl.
Welloslcy Youiir Man Permanently Cured by Dodrt'; Kidney Pills, Gives thc
Public the Benefit of His Experience.
Wellesle.v, 'Ont.—(Spocml)—That   all
discuses of tlio blander from bed •wetting to Gravl aro tlio direct results of
Kidney Disease, has boeu proved Again
and again by Dodd's Kidney Pills, Thoy
euro   tho   Kidneys   and   the    Bladdor
diseases   speedily   disappear.     One   of
ihe latest proofs comes in tbo experience
of Mr. George Strobe), tlic well-lemma
harness maker of this place.
"I was troubled with bod-wotting for
many years," Mr. Strebol says, "The
doetor could not yive mo relief and no
one knows how I suffered. I tried 'many
medicines, till in January, 1005, roading
the experiences of others led mi1 to use
Ihnhl's Kidney PMls. Nine boxes cured
me so completely thnt I Imve never heen
Moulded since.'.'
Mothers should lenrn thnl. when their
children are addicted lo hed welting it
is lime to look to the cause. The Kidneys nro tho eaase. Cure the Kiduevs
hv" using Dodd's Kidnev ['Ills, and not
only stop the bad-wotting, hnt ward nil'
"torloufl and dangerous diseases iu after
The Horseman
11HE Bolgiau horso enjoys a worldwide reputation us a beast of
heavy burden whose production
constitutes a practical monopoly for its
native country. To this three factors
contribute: The soil and climate, the
economic  conditions, and  the  skill  of
br lors.     In   the   central   districts   of
Bolglum there is found a humid soil peculiarly adapted to the requirements of
the liorse, while the action of a maritime climate, with freipuuit but relatively light rains, combines with this
favorable condition of the soil to pro
duce a vegetation of the soil that is
abundant, rich, and suitable fodder for
the animal;
Similarly, the ocnomie conditions of
Belgian agriculture uro Idoul for horse
breeding, especially where Ihu heavy
draught horso is concerned. Tho indus-
I it is carried on on fninis of from one
hundred to one hundred and twenty
acres (tho minimum aroil practicable) to
others of severul hundred, and of farms
of this size Uie country boasts a
groat or number.
The heavy soil necessitates much
labor; lliree strong horses are required
to draw a plow. Smnll wonder, therefore, that the farmer favors the Indigenous draught animal. So rooted, in fnct,
is his preference thnt interventions pursued for a century in a contrary spirit
hy government have been abortive.
After several devastating wars there
arose a demand for a cavalry horse of
lighter build aud inure spirited thnn tho
Belgian animal, nnd succeeding governments tried in vaiu to induce breeders
In fill the bill. In 177(1 there was established nt Alost a breeding stud with
Arab, Neapolitan, nnd Dutch stock.
Napoleon, iu ISOG, ineffectually repeated
lhe ntlompt with Arab stallions, as did
tlte Dutch govornmont at Wolverdango
subsequently. Finally,-in 1804, all idea
of a state breeding stud 'was definitely
After the Franco-Prussian War of
1S7D, Germany became the chief buyer
of the tielglan horse iu place of France.
Kngland also gave an impetus as n
customer. Thus encouraged, native
breeders sought more definite results.
They had their work eut out. Each
district hitherto hnd operated irrespective of its neighbor with dissimilar results. Hence many local strains: Flemish. Brabautlno, aad the Ardennes, etc.;
Ihe last yu outcome of Oriental crosses.
The desire to remedy, if possible, the
blemishes in these Several races led in
188G to the establishment nl Liege nnd
Ghent of two associations of breeders
devoted to the improvement of the
horse. Theso become merged twenty-
live years ago in the present foundation, "The Society of the Belgian
Draught Horse," having its headquarters nt Brussels.
This society, with its membership of
1,200. has accomplished mueh already by
the following means: The institution
of genealogical race-books (stud-books)
insuring purity of stoek, and the holding early each dune of an exposition.
Sometimes seven hundred animals are
exhibited, while the prizes distributed
represent a lump sum of over ^(i,ll(ll).
Results mark un improvement in the
Belgian fnrm horse, which now approximates more nearly tn the ideal type intended for hard  work.
The popularity abroad of the Belgian
liorse is already of comparatively ancient date. Kngliin . was the first importer, then the north of France. A
later customer wns Germany, hitherto
wit hour a draught horse properly so-
called, Thon came the turn of agricultural cum petit ion with the Knglish
"Clydesdale."  that   resulted   finally   in
A Household Medicine.—They that
are acquainted with tho sterling properties of Dr. Thomas Ecloctric Oil in
tho treatment of many ailments would
uot be without it iu the huuse. It is
truly u household medicine and as it is
efiectivo in dealing with mnny ordinary
complaints it is cheaper than a doetor,
So, keep it at hand, us the call for it
muy come most unexpectedly.
Shikh's Cure
quickly stops em.it,.,  CWM colds. ts..\.
Am Ikioat ood luoia.      •  •  .      BS Mais.
the survival of the native breed, Denmark, although possessed of a draught
horse favorably known, yet followed
tho example of Germany. Brazil, the
Argentine, ami Japan liavo given their
attention to the Belgian liorse. Front
lieeenilior 1, 1008, to November 110,
1H07, the administration of the stud-
hook delivered 1,150 pedigrees of stock
snld abroad. Of this number 15(1 stallions and ISO mares were shipped to
tln> United States. '
Several faels of horse-breeding are of
ooonomlo Iniportanoo. tor instance, it
is arranged that births shall take place
in spring, when agricultural labor is
well advanced, in order to turn the foals
and mares out to grass. In round figures,
there are born annually lO.titin foals,
but apart from thoso chosen for breeding jmrposos the farmer does not usual
l.v keep fouls until thoy are full grown.
They ure sold iu the autumn wliiidi follows thoir birth, or the next autumn,
uud boooine the property of ngrioul-
turalisls of nnollier district, wdiere Ihey
ate broken iu lo work from the-ngo of
olghtoon montli:* to two years. Snmr
breeders, ngain, ttndertako In fetter
animals beforo soiling thom to the market, I'rioos avoraget for fouls of lliree
lo six mouths, *iii> to $180] for fouls of
olghtoon months, $180 to $800. Threo.
year-old horsos IVtidi tfl'llil to $880j four-
yoarolils. $8S0 to $800. Finally, the
value of the Belgian eqiiino exportation
trade lias risen to $8,800,000, ranking
iu Importnuco nfter suoh uocossitios
as sugar, $7,400,000, ami oil, $5,800,00(1.
BALZAC deolarod that "nearly all
grout nn-ii aro little."' Hut Mr.
Ilavoloek Ellis has compiled some
height statistics whioh point just tlio
other wuy. Seolt was li feet, Shelley 5
foot II inches, Carlylo 5 foot 11 Inches,
Byron !i feet SV_ inchos, Swift 5 feet 8
inches, and Dickons o foot 11 iaehes. So
much for statures of men eminent in the
world of literature who wore over, nt, or
slightly undor six foot. The great mon
wdio wore short ia slature include Bai-
zae himself, 5 feet I lucUo's; Keats ii
feel, Nupnloon 5 feel l:i( inches, N'plson
5 feet, 4 inches, Tom Monro 5 foet. while
Drvdon, Hilton, Gibbon, Goldsmith,
llo'rnce Mncnuluy. Sponcor, and Blake
all hovered near lho 6 foot mark. We
usually think of Gladstone as a very
lull man, ami Disraeli ni medium height,
As a matter of fact Disraeli was 5 feot
11 inches, ami Gladstone only 5 foet S
inchos.    If we believe Oarlyle, .loll'rev
anlckly slops fosdhs,
is Ihrosl sad lanes*
niw colds, bssll
BS lull,
"Fruit-a-tives"    Tlic    Only   Medlctn«
That WIU Really Cure
Const iiiation.
The Liver both causes and curei
Obstinate Constipation or Paralysis of
the Bo wo Is.
When the Liver becomos torpid or
weak, then tt cannot give up enough
Bile to move the Bowels.
"Frult-a-tlves" acts directly on the
liver and makes the liver strong and
Bj* curing the liver, "FruIt-a-tWos"
enables this Important organ to give
off sufficient Bile to move tho bowels
regularly and naturally, and thus cur»
"Intestinal Paralysis."
"Pruit-a-tives'* i>< maile of fruit
Juices and tonics and is undoubtedly
tho only medicine ever discovered that
will positively curo Constipation In
any form.
"Frult-a-tlvos" Is sold by alt dealera
at BOc a box, 6 for 12.50, or trial box.
25c, or may be obtained from Frutt-a«
Uvea, Limited, Ottawa.
would seem to have been something under 6 .feet, but he was ft feet (i ineheB.
DeQutnooy's contemporaries always do-
Scribe him as a diminutive elf, whereas
lie was I'niir inehes taller than Moore
iiml  Kents,
When steamiug n pudding, do not use
a pudding-cloth, hut instead tako »
pieee of greased paper, lay it over the
pudding, the greased Bido downwards.
Then roll the edges of the paper tightly
round under too rim of the basin, so
tnat the steam cannot enter.
A Medical Need Supplied.—When a
medieine' is found that not only acts
upon the slomach, hut is so composed
thnt. certain ingredients of it pass un
altered through the Btoumolt to find action ia the,bowels, then there is avail-
nlile a purgative und a cleanser of great
effectiveness. Pitrmolee's Vegetable
PiJls are of this character ami nre the
liest of nil' pills. During the years that
thev have been in use tliey have cstah
Ushed themselves as no ether pill has
Rifles Shoot Well, Work Well and Wear Well
The rough, hard usage that hunting rifles often receive
requires them to be constructed on sound mechanical
principles and of the best materials. AU Winchester
rifles are so made. Nothing is left undone that will make
them shoot well, work well, look well and wear well.
Wlaetwttir Caa, aai Ammttiilloti-riii Rid *ff Bratti-ari wait t.r all tssait at Heatta*
Sackett Plaster Board
The Empire Brands of Wall Plaster
The Manitoba Gypsum Co., Limited
wmwipiu, MAX.
To those who suffer sickness, to those who want to be well,
we say let us buy a 50-cent bottle of Psychine
from your druggist and give it to
you free to prove.
The white corpuscles of the blood—
thc Phagocytes, us they are known
•cleuilllcully—aro the policemen or
thc scavengers of the hotly.
Not a Rerni of dlscaBc can Invade
tho body anywhere but these white
corpuscles get after It. And, lf thoy
are stront; enough or lu sufficient
numbers, they devour lt
lf they're not strong enough or ln
suflicient numbers, then the Invading
army of disease germs triumphs and
disease holds the body.
Any preparation that strengthens
these white corpuscles or that Increases their number, will not only
preserve health, but wlll build up Its
defences so strongly that contagion
or Infection arc impossible.
Herbs have always been great curative agents from time Immemorial.
They have beon styled nature's own
Certain herbs more than others aro
noted Toi' tbelr curative powers.
And It has been found Hint those
herbs that are mosl effective In maintaining or restoring health, do so by
building up the whllo corpuscles or
These   herbs
am  Incorporated   in
And It Is the tremendous curative
power of these herbs that Is responsible fur tho unequalled record of this
splendid   preparation.
Think of lt. In Psychine we have a
preparation that has heen ln use a
third of a century. Thut has cured
hundreds of thousands of many kinds
ot diseases.
For which we have received hundreds of thousands of unsolicited
Here are the diseases for the treatment of which Psychine Is Indicated:
La Grippe Dronohtal Couglu
Bronohltls Weak Liuik.
IIohioi rliiiito. Wouk Volco
Soro Throat Spring WeiiknflM
Attficmitt Kurly Decline
Female VVeaknesi Catarrhal Affections
Indigestion Catarrh nf stomach
PoorAppotlto Night Swcnts
Chills nml Fevers Obstlaato Cnutthn
Sleeplessness nml Laryngitis and
NcrvoiH Troubles llyspcipsia
Aftcr-cfl'ects (if Pleurisy, Pneumonia anil
Now we don't ask you to tnke our
word for the tremendously beneficial
effect of Psychine. Fill out thn
coupon below, mull It to us and we'll
give yonr druggist nn order (for
which'we pny hltn Hie regular retail
price) for it 50-cent bottle of Psychine
to be given you free of cost.
We wlll undoubtedly buy aad dt*
tribute ln this manner hundred! *t
thousands of theBe oOcont bottlee of
And wo do that to show our entlr»
confidence in this wonderful preparation.
A confidence that has been baBul
on our third of a century's experience
with this splendid preparation with a
full knowledge of the hundreds of
thousands of cures lt has made.
To  the  Dr. T.  A.  SLOCUM. Ltd.
193-195 Spadini Ave.,
1 accent, yonr offer lo try n lAic. bottle
of Psychine (pronounced Bl-kecm at
yonr uxeeiise. I have not had a li'io.
I.nit'o ef I'svclilnii under tills plan.
Kindly advise my drnggbt to deliver
tills liottlu io mn.
My Nnmo  	
Stroot nud N'uuiliur	
My Druggist's Name.....	
sn eet, nml Number,...,	
of be
upon Is imi piud foraWe. bottle
Inn If pi uitonloil lofcllo druggist
Uu: isi br -i-nt us iv- nill llitin l,ny
„• Me. b.l lu nf I'svetiii'u .frum ynnr
■llUiisl mnl ' [luul lilm l,i'li'lhcr It tn
hi. rid* nifei i-i-i- ii.. wiihiltawn in.
i, llii.u .. n..jut notlco.  .'imi uuupon THI ISLANOHE. CUKBHRLAND, B.C.
Canada Growing Up
UNO BR tho nbovo heading in tho
' 'Nineteenth Century Review,''
Captain Cecil Buttine makes some
comments ou Otimulu thnt are chiefly
interesting lieeuuso they show how tho
people of the Motherland are being
informed concerning us. Mays Captain
Bat1 ine:
Tho statesmen of British Nortli Amer
ica ure in a unique position. They rule
a territory ,w!m*h is wiilo enough in
itself to accommodate mnl Bupport a
nation groater hi population and power
than auy now ostablisheil on earth
Thoy control their own destinies so
completely that they regulate admission
into these wide lauds. Although their
present population Imrely sulllt-os. to
hold the country with a line of the
peaceful garrisons of agriculture aud
railway tnillic, they ure exempt from
tho anxiety which would inevitably be
Mot 'he owners of the finest part of the
eurl.il'h surface iu case the right of pOS-
Msslon should bo cballougod by foreign
foes, for the Imperial Crown guaran-
toon the sufetv of this splendiil iuheril
ance. The mighty tleet of Great Britain is able to ward off tin; attack of
any enemy from over the sea, nnd wliile
the oconn thoroughfare is open the re-
sources of these islands in men and
material can be poured into Canada
There is as yet no danger that the liis
tory of Britain will be repeated across
the ocean, when successive waves of
invasion from Continental Kurope
swept across I2ugluud and drove first
her Celtic, then her Saxon inhabitant:
westward, because they were not tinnier
ous enough to defend her long coast
line ngainst the thrusting hordes of
hungry barbarians whom tho set
brought up tho estuaries of her rivei>
The Government of the Dominion ha
the exulted mission of deciding who an
to be the forefathers of the nation
which will, at any rate, have the oppc
tunity of rivalling nil others in wealth
ami power. Impressed with the far
reaching Importance of their policy,
Canadian statesmen huve already tak
energetic measures to safeguard their
country from bolng overrun by enomlei
likely to prove more fatal than the red
headed Dane and the rntllloss Norman,
who a dozen centuries ngo laid waste
the lilnglish valleys. To prevent the
immigration of the thriftless, unhealthy
failures cant oil from the crowded een
trutt of Kuropeau civilisation stringent
laws have been enacted. It has been
objected thnl these laws are too stringent, an.l that in particular they bar
the door to stone possible reinforce
meats to the scanty population from the
Motherland, while'the immense Continental frontier can be crossed for many
miles liy anyone who chooses, iu reality, liowover, Ihose who trek to Canada
from the Western States of the Unioi
must in th*' great mujority of eases
answer ihe requirements of the law
nnd if that law errs on the side of
stringeucv towards oversea pnssongori
tho error is nu the right side. It i:
aborted   that   Canada   should   at   thi:
stage be ) pled by tlio races of Xorth
em Kurope. None but Sturdy member!
uf these races with health! strength
and good will lo face thn climate ami
the hardships of developing a new conn
try, can be of use to Iny the fouada
lions of nn enduring empire,
While the security from foreign in
terfereiice enjoyed by Cannda is eiiab
ling her rulers to invito whom tne)
please to take up the rich laud now
Doitlg    Bottled,    and    to    exclude    thoSI
whom they regard as undesirable, it
brings with il some of the dangorf
which always menace a population she!
tered from outside hostility. Human
nature quickly acciiBtoms itself to
eept all favorable surroundings as a
matter of course, ami when the neces
si ty for exertion is not evident it i
getierallv difficult to demand, il of n
democratic peoplo. In this respect Si
.crin, whose circumstances in many re
RpeotS resemble Canadian conditions
has an advantage over her America!
rival. The centralised and autoeriitit
Russian Government is able «to en
force discipline and to regulate the
affairs of state wiih far*seoiug disc rim
inatiun. unfettered by the votes of anj
Parliament or the necessity for  cili
ating the confilotlng interests nf out*
lying dislri.is. A great war has al
ready tested lhe courage, endurance
aad discipline of the 8 liter inn soldier
a war in which he showed himself equal
if not superior to lhe liusBinti met
politnti troops. A century has elapsed
since Canada was menaced by serious
war, and although sue replied with
spirit I., the cull of the British Kmpirc
wben war raged in South Africa, the
trouble was remote from Xorth Amer
lean interests and ihe forco despatched,
though representative, was small; the
On uad la nn distinguished tho nisei vos in
COUragfl  ami   endurance  among  all   the
Colonial contingents in  the fa f the
eiiemv. but lliere is a danger lhal Ihe
discipline, which is ihe strength of n
I lorn  army,  is   uol   valued  as  highly
as il   Should  oe by  ll en of Ihe  new
democracies.   Thi' stress :Mid trulnlon
nf  feudal and  t Ilovnl  limes hnve  left
their mark on Kuropeau nud Japanese
loldlori of llie present flay, ami the his
tory of a nation is not less valuable to
its' people than is experience to the
people than ,is experience lo Ihe individual. The great saerilices of lhe past
have not been made in vain, nor have
the bloodshed nnd Buffering of lhe warlike ages beon altogether fruitless. Britniu has more ancient traditions than
Canada, and, as the parent State, it is,
above nil things, Incumbent on her to
set a good example.
In his famous oration on the field of
Gettysburg, when be dedicated the burial ground of the fallen, President Lincoln snid:
J'Our fathers brought forth upon
this eon ti nent a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to
the proposition that all men are
created equal. Now we nro engaged in a great civil wnr, testing
whether tout nation, or uny iiution,
so conceived nnd so dedicated, ean
long endure."
The fundamental fallacy of the proposition thus staled may well raise
doubts as to tho fate of' the new democracies, though fortunately for their
future destinies none of them carries
theso high-sounding professions of equality to their logical conclusion.
It still, however, remains to be seeu
whether nu empire enn healthily grow
and guard itself In modem time's without a permanent army, even under thc
peculiarly favorable conditions of Canada. To form a coroot judgment ou
this question wo must realise t'rfllv tho
functions of the nrrmy in the body
politic, and, besides the tusk of military defence ngainst foreign enemies,
it must not bo forgotten tbat the army
in all modern Btatos is tho principal
agency for promoting union ami eon-
soliduting national feeling. Tho elVeet
of military trnluiug iu improving the
physique and moral character of a
people has probably been a good deal
exaggerated liy the advocates of conscription in Kngland. At auy rate, the
training of a youth iu the ranks, oven
for three years, cannot be compared as
a physical and moral preparation with
discipline endured in reclaiming virgin
forest nnd pruirie all one's life, or even
with the ordinary experience of agricultural life in the settled provinces of
Camilla. But it can aud does give a
sense of corporate existence. It teaches
grown men to combine in a way uo
other human institution is capable of
teaching combination, ami it gives an
inspiring nml far reaching confidence
iu national strength und national unity.
It muy not be counted too peduntic to
recall that the very word "empire''
means a military confederacy,
Can Canada develop an empivo, a sovereign state capable of holding aiul
protecting the fairest and richest realm
on the earth's surface without an adequate army of her own, eveu sheltered
though she be bv the fleets umi legions
of the Motherland? All who look to
Cnnnda for tin; future supremacy of the
British race aad ideals should examine
this  supremely   important   question.
It is no Ugure of speech that heavy
sacrifices nre indispensable to maintain
a good army iu peace time, oven though
il be a small one. Canada has wisely
adopted the American plan of a thoroughly good military college whose pupils nre capable of holding their own
in civil life, ns well as forming the
nucleus of the corps of trained lenders,
without Which a military force is ai
armed crowd rather than an army. Tin
practical wisdom of tbis plan ami its
economic ellicieuev can be reckoned on
to found a substitute for the luck nf
the military clnss bequeathed to old
Kurope by ihe feudal system and modi
mnl epochs of chronic warfare. Among
the special difficulties, however, which
beset Canada in training her soldi
there is the sparse and scattered char
ler of her poplatiou. Several days'
journey on horseback separates the out
lying settlers from the localities when
even smalt units can meet for training,
'fhe facilities for combination present
ed by the dense population ami good
railway system of Great. Britain have
no counterpart even in the most populous district. It is true that the
sturdy young mea on tbe farms
and i'n tbe forest lenrn much in their
dally lives which makes not only the
character, but ulso the technical qualifications of a soldier, such sis the use
of weapons, how to march, ride, care
for self and horse, the ability to wi.teh.
construct temporary works for shelter
or fortification, und the habit of keen
observation induced by unceasing war
wilh the forces of nature. Sueh men
rapidly become soldiers of the best type
When once Ihey have discipline—that
indispensable bond Of eonibiiial ion in
arms. The great difficulty of collecting
young, men for the ininiunm timo required to lenrn discipline, as well as
the fashion for individual independence
always found in new countries ami
young communities, make lhe raising of
nn army a puzzling problem. That pro
Idem hns just beeu investigated on tlu
spot   by  Sir John   Kreueh,  whose  sym
A Tonic Such as Dr. WilllaW'  Pink
Pills  is  Promptly  Needed
Whon tiio lienltii is run down from
nny cjuibo whatever, a  tonic  is tieed*
eil."        A     Fooling    ui    weakness,   | r
a|i|ielile. loss nl' breath at'ler alight
oxortlou, Indicates that a complete
breakdown is near. Soinotiinos these
troubles nre due tu overwork nr worry,
nr again tliey may he ilue tn ill- al'ler
etl'ects ul' fever nr smile wast ill),' illness.
Hut whatever the cause tho trouble
should nol lie nogloctod, ami I'm- llie
purposo uf gulntng new health ami new
strength   lliere   is  alisnllltelv   nn  heller
 Ih-iih' than  Hr. Williams'' I'ilik Pills,
Which   lill   the   veins   with   new.   rit'ii
blood,    which    tl B   and    strengthens
ovory nerve ami ovory organ iu the
body. Mrs. Koto- A.' Smith, Roblin,
Mun.. says: ''Somo years ago I hml
u severe attack of typhoid fovor, When
I    n vereil   sullicieiit ly   In   lie   ahle   lu
gol abotll I Iniiml Unit I was mil nlile
in gotlior up my strongtli, I tried Ionic
wiues and othor medicines, imt without
avail, J''nr muni hs I cnuld hardly pi up
Stairs, ami if 1 took a walk I was nlwnys obllgod tn tnke a friend wilh me
liv help iiie lioiue again. A doctor had
ngain boon called iu. imt he said I
would grow mit nf it in time and gavo
me more medicine, hut instead of gaining i kept getting worse, and, was at
last, obliged to lake tn my bed. One
day while lying reading I chanced lu
come across a cure made by Dr. Williams' 1'ink Pills, ami this decided nn
tn try them. Beforo I had taken the
pills long I began to feel a decided im-
pi-nvctnent nnd my friends also said I
was bogiunlng lu look liko my old self
again. From this on tho Improvement
wns steady, hut I continued to lake the
Pills fnr ii couple of months, when 1
lelt tlmt lhe cure was complete. Scvernl
-ours have passed since then and us J
hnvo' remained in tho best of health I
am warranted in saying that tho cure is
permanent, and I freely give this statement fnr the benefit it may bring to
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills nro sold hy
nil medicino denlers or mny be hnd by
mail at 00 cents n hox or six boxes for
.2.ii0 from The Dr. Willinms Medicine
Co., Brockville, Ont.
pnthy, candor nlso, cuu be counted upon.
Oreat Importance uttnehes tu thc success of his mission, and to the reality
ot the efforts of th,, Canadians to conquer the ohstiules in tlio way of giving
effect to liis recommendation!
A modern State needs, iu order to
develop puwer as an international unit
a sturdy peasantry, a self-contained Industrial system, and a class capable of
supplying subordinate uad superior
leaders. Buch an organisation uf her
people Canada already possesses in embryo, hut. trusty guidance will bo re
quired fm- some years to ueliievo satis
factory results. The canvas is clean.
The opportunity is uurivulled for i
masterpiece of statesmanship in dellne
ating the features and modelling the
form of tlio new nation. The evils
which havo overtaken some older civilisations iu Kurope, from neglect of
social legislation and superintendence
of the pour, from overcrowding and unrestricted industrial competition, bave
heen so far-reaching ami disastrous
Unit young slates have taken warning
and provided against them. There are,
however, other perils tn he guarded
ngainst. Kvery organism, whether
individual or corporate, is liable to maladies, the failings of senile decay, the
temptations of middle age,   ami   the
slackness and undiseipliue nf youth.
No man nml uo stnte is ever secure
from unhealthy symptoms.. They must
perpetually he guarded against to keep
the body iu good health.
Much has been heard lately uf llie
advantages of settling young mon from
the overcrowded districts of Britain
and Ireland upt.ii the boundless prairies
nf the Canadian Nnrlh-West. Without
seeking to contest the wisdom of on-
cnurnging the settlement of Canada by
tiie most valuable class of British emigrants, it is as well tu remember lhat
thoso young men are precisely thoso
must required in Iheir native innd, so
tlmt in exporting them to Canada wo
are in truth givinir of our best. Thero
aro a certain numbor, however, wlio
Would be sure to emigrate somewhere,
nail it is ossciitinl to divert the stream
as fnr as possible to our own dunlin-
inns. The enlightened policy nf preparing homesteads and farm buildings for
a certain clnss of settler is already bearing good fruit, for the task of reclaiming virgin prairie is a terribly tedious
nae even in Canada. Agriculture in
Canada eust of tho Rocky Mountains
is a neek-aiid-itei-k race witli frost ami
darkness. Wliile tile soil cull lie ploughed and light is available men must toil
without ceasing. Ou Sunday tliey milk
tlio cows ami gn back tn lied.
It. is as well for intending settlers
tn realise seine of the conditions nt' life
on tho land, what they gain and what
thev relinquish, 'i'he Bopnration from
society nml its intellectual joys is tu
many city-bred people the most terrible
exile, fm- which un material prosperity
can compensate, Such people should
know themselves than tn go inn far
afield, nut nf touch witli neighbors and
news. It goes without saying that no
settler stands a i-liance of doing well
unless he is capable nf hard work, for
the conditions of life are very dilferent
whon lucre is no help obtainable from
shops, workman, physicians, votorlnary
surgeons, or engineers, exeept at long
intervals, at "i-eat expense and dilli-
culty. Precious time has tn be expend
ed nn iobs which all English farmer
WOUld leave tn the lilacksniilh. Tackle
of all kinds has to be kept ia repair
.and oven manufactured on tho spot
Difficulty ia procuring fund itself often
blocks the performance of the day'u
work, 'fhe ureas under cultivation, 11
quantity nf stock, the method of dealing
with it,' the distances which have to be
traversed both in the ordinary routiii.
and to maintain communication will
lhe oiilside world, all help to render
tlic life exacting and strenuous, lt. is
not easy fnr a young man from aa
Knglish town or village to realise fully
what is meant bv being live miles from
the nearest nolghbor and fifty miles
frum the nearest tiiwiisiiip. The dearth
ii. news, tin1 absence of any Society,
and, worst of nil, tho luck o>'' women in
so many uf tlm outlying settlements,
aggravate the hardships of lhe life for
all bul the most hardened and perse-
veriutx pioneers of civilisation, Kew
Englishmen can cnuk—indeed, the women seldom excel as they should in this
essential art—so thai food is apt In be
badly prepared as well as monotonously
alike from day to day. Tho difllculty
of obtaining labor when it is mosl required, and the wanl of proper living
accommodation for women "helps" on
so ninny shanty like homesteads where
lhe mon share'rough quarters, complicate the problem uf develupulent. A
mnu never understands the life nl' n
ploncor until lie has tried il I'm- a year
or more.
In nil those drawbacks lhe extension
nf lhe railway sylem hns provided a
sovereign remedy. Wherever tho sleel
wav penetrates il brings in its li-lliu
many nf lln1 comforts nud luxuries' uf
civilisation. There is a constant inter
change of
The event
leas  and   supply   nf   new-
     r ilie day is tii meet Hi
in ii within linil of n station. Build
I.   casual   laborers   on   Ik
ing material, -
■ t„ pioneer (or thomsol
rollU    "I   '■" "    '"      ,„    „„,|
,',  doctors, veterinary surge,,.-. and
 inccrs nre all  rendered pos" I.Ie.   Al
,.iV«onnble distances apart small towns
..HI,   es lini    slnres   spring   lip    Wtll
VtonUhlng rapidity.   Tho countryside
, „„,s woldc . togoth'er, llfo has gronl
.'. ".ncnlty. nml. nnl least, tho wide
.,,„|,| is within reach as a market and
". n reserve force In drnw upon.
llosi.les Ihe Canadian Pacilic system,
.villi iis fifteen thousand miles oi ral ■
-',,-   now  open   to  trailic.   iis  branch
Sr*. com ting all the principal towns
"f ,,„. Dominion will. Hie main artery,
,.„! its ramifications in the I nitco
Si-.t.-s itself, two grent systems into-
..is,, span the continent, and are rape
lv opening up new territory In weal th
.',„ iinuilatii'il. These systems are the
'/,'. ,,/,|ia„ Northern mid the r.rnn.l
•e',„nk Railways. 'Ine latter crosses
,','. Rocky Mountains at the famous
yellow "end Pass, after traversing lhe
Sous lake and forest district west
nf Edmonton and ascending the hitherto
unknown valley of the Athabasca, he
western terminus of the Canadian I a
iih- ns is generally known, is Van-
onver itself, and the Orand Trunk
I ouches I lie ocean at. the new port, nl
Prince Rupert, nenr to the northern
noinl of Hie seaboard of British Colum
Ida and relatively closo tn the reported
gobllield on the 'Portland cnnnl. Whether nr not this proves to ho n valuable
mining district, the eventual importance of this locality from every point
of view, commercial, political, and stra-
Does not contain Alum
Dysentery currodes Ihe intestines mul
speedily eata nwny the lining, bringing
about dtingoroiiB conditions that mny
cause dentil. Dr. .1. I). Kellogg's Dysentery Cordial dears tlic Intestinal ennuis
of (he gertllfl Unit cause thc in Hum
mat inn, ami hy protecting the lining
fnnn further ravagJJB restores them lu
healthy condition, Tlmse Bubject in
dysentery should not lie wit hunt this
simple yet powerful remedy.
logical, is clearly foreshadowed. The
Pacific slope of the giant mountains
is eveu more beautiful than the eusteru
side, owing to the iiiildercliiiiate and
more varied clothing uf forest and flora.
The population has been more largely
recruited in recent limes from the British Isles themselves, autl is therefore
au advanced post of tho Imperial system on lhat ocean which is said now to
be the centre of the world's future progress ami activity. It is worth our
while to look ahead and bo ready to
support the courageous outpost, ia case
its grip in these prictdess coigns of vantage be threatened. It is also worth
our while to relied on the apathy, ignorance, and cowardice which lost us
the coastline from the 05th to the 00th
degree of latitude, half the Pacific
coast of British Columbia, as well us
the whole coast of the Vukon. This
criminal negligence may in the future
be expiated in a sea of human blood.
Let  us beware not to repeat. It.
No catalogue of the potential riches
of ('anada, no statistics of its urea, its
inland navigable waters, its sombre
fores! and golden plains of wheat, its
countless herds of cattle and resources
foi1 milling nml Industrial development,
however accurately taught in the hours
dovotod by school routine to that at*
tractive noadlng ''Geography," can
compare for educational purposes with
a visit- to the spot, Why does uot
society follow the good example which
llis Majesty has set by sending their
sons and daughters to visit the dominions oversea? A journey across Cannda Would cost the parents of a young
person of the upper classes less than
a London season, less than a term at
Christ Church. Tt is fushionaldo to
"adore sport," even when that sport
takes lhe virile form of chasing a small
ball across a Surrey common, Canada
oll'ers unrivalled opportunities I'or real
sport. Why should it not bo made the
fashion for our young people to shoot,
sh, and hunt there, to join in the winter
sports of the Canadian cities, become
acquainted with lhe loading men ami
women of the baby Empire which we
aspire to keep within the circle of the
Imperial domain when it has attained
iis maturity and felt its strength? Such
a custom would benefit Canada and Ilu'
Canadians, it would make for genuine
nnity by personal acquaintance and social fellowship, and if would bo of
immense value iu training Ihe youth of
Britain, by combatting snobbery and
pottiueSB, by opening a great visla fo
lhe knowledge aud imagination of how
great results are accomplished ami hero
ic lives are led in faraway corners of
the earth, with no gallery to play to
and with the stern forces of nature in
perpetual competition. On lhe other
side, an appreciation of the forces of
tradition, of the calm attitude induced
by comfort, anil secure wealth, miffht
be suggested by the best bred of our
voung meli and women. Thev might
help to illustrute the fact that good
ma liners are a commercial asset of
value, besides making life easier and
plonsantor, anil serve as a corrective fo
the tendency sometimes observable in
young Canadians to boast of their pos-
BGsafon of "Cod's own country," and
similar foolishness. Tt is not, of course,
assorted tnat all young English people
are capable of serving as a pattern lo
thoir fellow subjects in decorum, nnv
ninn' than that all colonials lead an
hemic existence, but if even as many
young people from the Mother Country
visited Canada as in proportion Can add
Bonds over to Kngland, the cause of
Imperial unitv would be materially
helped. If might, at least, be a condition of joining certain Oovorntnonl
Sen ii'es hi which practical experience
would be ef Importance, and Hie condition of such a journey might replace
porno nf fhe academic ami artificial
touts which have infllcled so many unsuitable individuals on the public sor-
vice both at  home and  in  India.
ClI.Xi'K does not save nil hcr favors
for humankind,    The horse comes
in for a good share of the improve
its of moiiern .surgery.    It is largely
1   t<>    American    inventiveness   that
Don't dose the baby with soothing
nxturoH and narcotics — Ihey were
ever known to help any baby, Vou
might just as woll dose fhe grown
up man or woman with opium or cocaine—the result would be the same—
ii permanent ' injury to mind and
body. When baby is ill give him a
medicine that will cure—a medicine
free from injurious drugs. Such a
medicine is Huby 's Own Tablets.
They are baby's greatest friend.
They nover do harm—always good.
Concerning thorn Mrs. Richard Mulloy.
l.anigan, Sask., writes: "Baby's Own
Tablets should be in every homo where
there are small children. We gave them
to onr baby whon he was teething and
they kept him good imturcd and
healthy." Tho Tablets are sold by
odiclno dealers, or by mail at 26c n
box from Tho Dr. Williams Medicine
Co., Brockville, Ont.
Headaches — nausea — indigestion—muddy complexion-
bad breath—these are some of the effects of constipation.   The mild, sensible,
reliable remedy Is _
They contain the latest
discovered and best evacuant known, which
empties the bow?Is without the slightest discomfort and without disturbing the rest of the system. Constantly increased doses are not necessary.
25c. a bo*.   If your drunlit haa not yet stocked them, send 25c. and we will null thom. 25
National Drui e-A Chemical Company of Canada, Limited, •        Montreal.
Temporary Heat Quickly
Did you ever slop to think of the many ways in which a
I perfect oil heater is of value?   If you want to sleep with your win-
' dow open in winter, you can get sufficient heat from an oil heater
while you undress at night, and then ium it off.   Apply a match
in the morning, when you get out of
bed, and you hnve heat while you dress.
Those who have to eat an early
breakfast before the stove is radiating
heat can r,ct Immediate warmth from
an oil heater, and then turn it off.
The girl who practices on the piano
in a cold room in the morning can
have warmth from an oil heater while
she plays, and then turn it i if.
Tiie member of the family wlio
has to walk the floor on a cold winter's, night with a restless baby can get
temporary heat with an oil heater, and
then turn it off.   The
Absolutely smokeless and odorless
Is Invaluable In Its capacity ot quickly giving he at. Annly a match and it is immediately at work. It will burn for nine hours without refilling. It is sale,
smokeless and odorless, lt has a damper top ami a cool handle. An indicator
always shows thc amount of oil in the font.
It has an automatic-locking tlsinc spwnrts-r which prevents the
wick from being turned high enough to snw.ke, and is easy to remove and drop
back so that thc wick can be cleaned iu an instant.
The burner body or gallery cannot become wedged, and can he qtiicklv
unscrewed for rcwicklng. Finished in Japan or nickel, sttong, durable, well-
made, built for service, and yet light and ornamental.
Drains Etttryvhtrt.   If rot ol yours, will f-r dtscriplitu cirrklar
ta tat ntartst a.en.y ./ tin
The Imperial Oil Ccmnany,
SMMib Cure
nickly atopa coailbe, euro* colds, beat*
lhe tkroat mi Ua*>>     •  •  •     Bi •*■*•<
(.partitions un
moro  limiiam
There is no poisonous ingredient in
11 ullu.vny s ('urn Cure, and it can be
UMciI without danger o£ injur}*.
dorses bnve boon rendered
mul that IIjc proportion
of successful operations hns beon Immensely inerousadi Tills success dopends
much mi tlm uso of uu operating table
thnt has come into general favor,
The contrivonco for holding ItorBos
during operations is n innrvol of lngen<
uiiy. It might bo called a vise. It
makes possible tho placing of a borso in
uny position wltll the grontest ease and
the holding nl' him with rigidity, Nol
tho loast Itnportnnl feature is the saving of pain. This coutrivnnca makes it
almost impossible for u \o>r>e tu strug
glo and Injure itself.
Tho old wny o. securing a horse win
by casting. This conslstod In hobbling
the nnlmnl V four logs and throwing him j
mi d heap of straw. Mnny cases of
broken backs occurred by reason of tho
violent struggles d tho animals. Some I
times n neck was brokon or n skull frac >.
tared in lhis procoBS. Another Boureo
of groat dangor lay In tliq clouds of
ihisi. I ml oti with germs, which nroso \
from tho heap <>t' straw and rendered j
rt septic methods Impossible
The contrivance roforred in—a table
—consists of a mhssivo train of such
sizi' nml -liiipc as tu contuin a horse
standing, and it rovolvoi round n otfli
lrul horizontal axis, The ond pi ice In
front is pnddod to recolvo tlio nnlmal'i
head. Tho wholo mnchlno is revolved
by means of n lever ami bo exactly bai
ancod tlmt it is possible in rotate a,
heaw horso with ono baud. Bvery pari '
uf lhe animal's body is bold firmly.
By turning a winch the horso is raised |
until his feet leave the ground, then the
whole apparatus is rovolvod and tho
horse placed in a horizontal posit inn
without any shuck or pain whatever. Me
cannot struggle, and usually ho does
not try to.
The table cnn he fixed at any angle",
livery pnrt of tho animal is accessible
to the surgeon, who can operate under
tho most favorable conditions. Chloroform can he administered with ense.
It is a simple matter to hack the horse
into tho contrivance, which is similar
to putting him into tho ohafls of a
wagon. Onco in position, the side bar
is adjusted nnd the horse is a prisoner.
A stout band of canviis is passed undor
tho animal and his feet, nnd legs secur
ed. At a signal an attendant turns a
small wheel, and the animal is Instantly swung off his feet. From this time .
ho is under perfect nnd absolute control.
'I'o whip cronm, procure thick cream
and see that both whisk aud basin are
very clean, Carry out the operation in
a cool place, and, if possible, by nn
open window. weaton and flavor tho
cream, and beat with a wire Whisk till
Yonr DravHlNt  Will Tell Von
Murliit. Eye Remedy Relieves Sore Eyes,
Strengthens''Weak Eyes. Doesn't Smart.
Soothes ICyo Tain, and Sells for Wc. Try
Murine In Your Byes and In Baby's
Eyes tor Scaly Eyelids and Granulation.
trt.ii ci tail rai (win endi<i for ■*ou »rt'» il
i«nta, a aoltMlflcallj urtpaisd runtd; ot pro**
'id:.   Th« ra*ulti (rom thsi' up* l» quirt »i
■ rmniifii!      F'ir half _\  -,|l Hrilt: iIit-m
Keep "Dick"
At His Best
He'll tfveyou
his sweetest song
only when he's In
the pink of condition. Put him
there, and keep
him there, by-
feeding him on
Bird Seed
He'll en)oy It
more, thrive
belter on It, look finer tnd sing
tweeter. The seed Itself It t scientific mixture—t perfectly balanced
food for song-birds ln this climate—
and the cake of Brock's Bird Treat In
every package Is a splendid bird tonic.
Give Dick a chance to prove It—
at our expense.   Mail us the coupon 'mm
below, filied in, and we will send you,  w_w
absolutely free, one full size package
of Brock's Bird Seed. 33
Ml FrancU Stroat,  •   Toronto.    "
DFor thia coupon, please sand tne, free
of charge or obligation on my part, one
full size package ol brock's Bird Send,
and oblige.
Shilohs Cure |LE
quickly stops ri.tuili.v. cures colds, hcnls   j ^b!
the throut und lunijs ^,ri cents     I   ^^^^^
Given   Away at the MAGNET
. .. CASH STORE...
You are entitled to one ONE TICKET with
every 50c purcha.se. Drawing takes place on
Capital $3,000,000
Reserve 15,700,000
Droits Ifleued in any currency, payable Rli over th* world
SPECIAL attention pnld to SAVINOS ACCOUNTS, and Interest at
highest cut-rent rates allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Bmneh—   -   —     OPEN DAILY   •
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
We have recently received a
Carload of McLAUGHLIN
Carriages and Buggies,
and are prepared to quote
lowest prices and best terms.
give us a call.
McPhee &
General Merchants, Courtenay.
The  Russell
The only Cm' Mnde
in    (Vmei'icn   with
the "Silent Knighl
Valveless Engine,'
Also inatle in valve
. . . style . . .
CU'volanri, Brantford, Mafsey-HarriF, Perfect and Blue ^lyer Bloy-
elf; ■ l'.lirbtinKR IViorsfi Gas Engines; also the Moore Gasoline
Lighting Systems. Oliver Typewriters, fepairing of all kinds.
JJicycles, Seioing Machines, Huns, etc.     Scissors and Skates ground,
[lubber Tires for Baby Carriages,   Hoops Jor Tabs
The BEST Machine on the Market
and sold on EASY TERMS   .......
JEPSON BROS., District Agents, Nanaimo, B. 0
0, Segrave, Lucal Representative, Cumberland, B. C,
Visiting cards ut the lilfillder of
.1 ,h it<<ik ?    Yuu    . i. ...   v..'   ;.
''wun* whon you •■f '        Tin Im.vni,i.i;
li.. yonr i w,' .Voppii r     S'i M'K'
I 1.-0     ii jiti
Tho Hoynl Hank uf Otmvln Imve
dnoided to open their lirnni'h at Court-
niiiv on Friday aR woll ua Tuofduy's
ot tiicli woeh
Wanted, mm* one to take and raise
as tlieir own, a hoy or girl 8 years
and G months and 6 years and G
months old, with privilege of adopting.   Apply X. Y ./.. thia olliee.
A petition requesting the council
to abolish the Ward system iR being
circulated in the city and largely
signed. Constable Gray having been
authorized by tlifl Police Commission-
rato circulate the sium.
A privnte meeting of tho Police
Commissioners to which the city pol
ice were summoned was held this
For Sule—Th"m«oTii Bosrding House.
This is furnishfld throughout and is in
first class condition.
For particulars apply between tie
Hours of 2 and 4 p. in. to Mrs D. Thomson.
Manager McNeil of the Cumberland
Kail has made arrangement with the
Kinetngraph Cn. to have Unole Toms
Cabin shown on the 9 and 10. This is
><ne of the best plays ever shown on
* screen. The wholo 3 films are acts
•if play. It will take about 1 hour ane a-
half to run it oil'. It would be irapos-
tible to show it here owing to smallness
of stage but you can see it all on the
The Young Men's Recreation Cluh
started in connection with (.race Method*
ist Church had a very successful opening
meeting on Tuesday evening. The church
has generously placed their olass mom and
the basement at the disposal of the club
for a reading room, athletio exercises and
games until a permanent home fully c-
quipped can be secured with the hope
that it will eventually broaden out into
a branch of the Y.M.C.A. The room
will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and
Saturday evenings for the use of the mem.
bers and their friends all of whom will be
welcome. The reading room is already
well supplied with all the leading magazines, Mr. McLean having generously
supplied adnzeiiof the lattter. There is
also one of the circulating libraries supplied by the Provincial Oovernment filled
with interesting volumes upou a variety of
subjects which it is intended to gradually
augment with other good bonks. Thc
basement U already furnished with a San
dow exerciser, punching bag and various
gamN. Dr. Gillespie ia president, who,
iu hia opening remarks said the main ob-
jjet would be to provide for the
needs of the mind, the body and the soul,
.11 three of the utmost importance fnr tin
welfare and happiness of the individual.
Members of the YuuugLidies'BibleClass
were the guests of the evuniug, contributing new material by giving color and eelai
to the entertainment, there were also
quite a number of friends who came to
ahow their interest and sympathy witli
the movement. After the prog, amine refreshments wereserved iu the usual bountiful style of ihe Cumberland ladies.
The following is the programme:—
President's opening speech; quartette, by
Messrs bunks, Astoo, Uarton a il limine;
reoitatiun, Mr. Jack; remarks, president,
ltev Mr. Freeman and Mr. Slia*; .Sole,
Mr. iluckerby; piano solo, the Vtiasef
l-'raine; recitation, Mr. Palmer; Solo, Mi
Aston; Choruses by the Y. M. II. C .
E.oh number being ellioieutly rendered
materially contributing tu the success ol
the evening.
Horse 8 yrs, kind,   good   driver,   not
afraid of  autos.    Harness  and rubber
tired buggy almost new.
Apply to, ti. K. McNaughton
I Cloutier
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
40'Jpullcte. h.itched|l*C9
Irom Jan. 1 to May 31, laid 37580 agga
Which sold .it wholesale price*
net ■ • $1019.13
Boat uf leed lor same period      311.OS
Hver.me profit per bird lur
111dav*        •        •        .
i.ti.,s 11 :i H.viciiiui.
Dealer  in Bicycles  and  Gas
Engine Supplies
English and American Ifhaels/ram
HO ,t_, n/»o Strntui-hand Whenls.   >
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
AU kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
'jivery and team work promptly
attended to
Local Agent lor
The London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Get rates before insuring elsewhere
Office: Cumberland
:   :   :   CEIVED   :   :   :
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
un a Small
Next door to Foyal Bank, opposite Poet Office
mission Aokncv. UentH and
Debts Collected, Brokerage, Heal
Estate and Auctioneers, Thorn-
.on Building, Dunsmuir Avenue,
Cumlierlaiid. Phone 17. JohnTliotn
son, Manuger.
Leave Vlctoriu Mh.hi Tuewlny
Arrive Nanalmo :i t> hi. Tutwtlfty
1,1-uve Nantilimi 6.30 p.m, Tiivmlx?
Arrive Union lt«y lO.Sfl p.m. Tmwliiy
Letive Union May S u.m. WedllOHilliy
Arrlv* Niumiino i |i n). Wednesday
Arrive Vancouver 0.80 w in, Wertneadny
Leave Vancouver a turn. Thursday
Arrive Nanalmo 12 id p.m. Thuraday
Leave Nanalmo i p.m. Thursday
Arrive Union Hay 7.80 |uu. Thiirnday
Fridny mid Saturday repeat trlpi. of Wednesday
and Thursdny
Leave Union Hay 12.15 turn. Humlay
Arrive Niuuiiiim 0 am. Numbly
Arrive Victoria i p.m. Humlay
For ratei and Information relative to inter*
ihedtftte point* uf call, apply tn
G. B.   FOSTKR, W.    MuOIRR,
A. O. P. A., AKvnt,
Vancouver,    B.C.      Nanaimo,   B. c.
Autos for Hire
Motor Launches on the Lake
Tu'iiih ruasiihhhlu. l'llnuu IIH
H. M. Beadnell,
Comox, B. C.
Agent for E & N.
Comox  District.
Don't JAappy-.it'itbri.S
do, he aura to order your weddinu invi-
tatoina »t The Islander Ollico. SatnploB
at thia ollico
Little cubes of metal
Little tubes of ink;
Brains, and the printing presses
Make the millions think
There is no better
way of making the
people of this district think of you
than through an advertisement in
The Islander
We sell Safety Razors
Shaving Soaps, Brushes and Razor Strops, Shaving Creams and
Powde's, Perfumes and Toilet Articles
Combs   and Brushes a Genuine Quality
Gall and inspect same at The Drug Store


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