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The Islander Oct 29, 1910

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 JlCen's High Class . . .
$20 and $25 ai
$2.25 & $2.50 ai
No. -li
Subscription price $1.50 por year.
Big Coal DealinComox
and   Courtenay
The furmori nf 0 «inm mid C lurteimj
District nmt nu TinmUy evening Inst   tn
disc una  thu utile  nf   the   cml rights   nt
their property.    Mr. McLeud mid  Mr.
Miliar represented the prospective   bu>
ers, nt the Hireling.    Mr.   Byron (Vww
ford wai in   the  ehuir  nu<l   afier a fev
winds called   on Mr.  Mi Li>"d   to   stau
his furmi-r prnpimt itm fur ihe hem lit o
those absent fioin the last net-ting. Hir
propositi' n was a r. quest for a  bond foi
the pn perty, rnuifhly speaki g ab<>ut si'
th iliiind acres for wh ch th -y were pri'
pared   to pay  "lie   hmu'rul d <llaw pe
acrei*; two Hnd  a half dollars tn be   paii
on m# iii|f   thu bond.    This  uive then
tiie privilege of   proapect ii % mid   borhij
fore al   for one yenr, at the explratio
of which, did they tind everything satii-
factory,   they   would mnke n  one*thir
payment of the  balance nf tin-  huudrtt
d llius, Hiid one*third mote th.  f Hon
inu two} ears.
This i Her stemed to be accepted favoi
ally all round, but 8 me tumble exis'
over a bond still claimed tu li- Id good, i
spite of the f«ct that it expif d lust Jul<
Legal advice was sought, aud reported hi
the meeting which was to the effect thai
ihey should sign the now bend am
let the old bund holders fight their claim
in court within sixty days or to foio
them to prove their claim by bringing
them into litigation. The farimra wert
prepared to follow the legal advice, trod
asked their lawyer to draw up a bom
for their approval and signature. Tht
farmers also requested their legal adviso
to draw up a syndicate agreement whicl
will enable them to jointly share the ex
penaes of the deal, legal and otherwise.
The meeting broke up about 1.30 a, m..
and the fnrm ra parted for the night a*
waiting .he reply aud bond from the
Pieviuus to the coal rights meeting
the Agricultural Society held their an
nual meeting and elected their otlice ri-
for the year. Mr. W. W. WilUrd, nl
Cumberland, was elected president.
There is a strong determination on tin
Association to make the fair of 11)11 tin
best on record.
To the Editor Islander.
Sir:—What everybody with horse
sense knew would happen, Jms happei
ed; scarlet fever, etc , which has beei
prevalent mure or less for tn nths i
now so threatening that our doctors hav*
had to insist that Ihe public icttuul ahall
be clostd to pn v. nt a general tjiiaran
Now just re< ken up what it Cos's to a
family to be shut up for six weeks, tin-
bread winner has to have Ida comfort
able home tu lodge elsewhere, the tick
children havo to get delic>eiea aud c<>m-
forts, the mother is torn wi li anxiety f -i
her children's lives and thinking about
her Him nt husband, to nay nothing of
her tiring days aud broken uighis, al
this brought upon our city he .use som
half dozen or less iu their future munici
pal interests and honors munaged through
gross misrepresentations tu get thu hi; wo
by-law and the Government's £0000 turned down, in face of our rotten sewer'
oozing out all infection over the city,
breading the Lord only knows what future dangers to uur own aud our child
reii's lives,
J. P.
Passed to Rest on Sun
day Evening, After
Long Illness
The death nflotii't'tl hmt Sunday i»v,»n
ng nt iin* family rOHhlonco of Matililn
vifo of Mi J V. Wntson of thin cih
it lhe ugo of 86 yonin.
The <!■ n-iiHi'd Inly bad been nilin.
'or Poinfi timo and ileuth wits nut uu
Bea id en bor husband three children
ire let'i to mourn dm Io>s uf a mothei'
The funeral which was very large!}
ith-nilfd took place on Tuendny after
mon Ui tlte Cumberland ceuietei'v, tin
tttv. Mr M«(.iiliven utliciiting.
The following g utleineh acted (is
mil lieatei'H,—
J. Ben uie, M Morg-n, J. Combs, W
'.dims I). K. MelXmald
The list of floral tributes  follows:-
Wrea'hs;—Mr ami Mrs J Matthew?
lis-Litl.lle, Mr aad Mrs T l_ Bate,
dr and Mi's K Haywood
Hoijuots; Mi and Mrs A Cameron
fir and Mrs Alox Walker, Mr am
ilra A II. Peacy, Mr and Mrs C. II
Parr i lm ni.
Clous; —Mr and MrsCessUirtl
Denman Island.
Mrs T II Pirroy. and her son Freri,
•villi for the past tbree months bavi
wn visiting friends in New Drtltis
wicks, returned homo on Sunday morning.
IV'tb ropOl'ted having had a most
•njoyable trip. During the course of
heir journey they visiter! some of tl t
oust import tl nt cities of tbe Kast.
They returned by the "Sou' line,
md spent a short time in St Paul, at d
Minimeapolis; from which latter place
hey came direct to Vancouver.
MrS ,1 Dumaresq went down to
Vancouver ou the Cowichan Sunda\
Miss L'zzie Corrigal left on Satut
lay morning for Victoria, where sin
xpects to remain fur the win tei
uon ths.
Apples are a bumper crop on tlu
Id. this year. Ashigle "seedling" tret
In the orchard of T II Pieroy produced a record yield of twenty-one bnxet>
IV about Eight huiulml mid forty ]!>•
The majority of tlte   fanners  here
vlio are in    possession   of tbeir  eo;
igltts,  have   bonded   lo   some   Co..
wliO'O ideiity has not yet been made
This Co is niak'ng prepnrations   t,
nore at the lower end of the Id., on tin
iroperty of H Kawamura] nn it is  tbt
pinion of experts   tli.it   the coal   lie
nenror the surface al tho  South enn
than elsewliute on the Islind.
The drill is expeuttd U) an ive ber.
•arly iii November,
Miss   Bannerman Became Mrs. Alex Rowan
A very pretty home wedding was
oti-umized la-t Thurad y evening at.
3 o'clock, when Miss Mary Fsaladlh
ieoond daughter of Mr Thomas Banner'
man of this city, was joined in tin
bonds of Holy Matrimony to Alec
llowan, the ex-marathon runner, win,
lias tins time stnrted in a nice
.tl which be was banded the prize a>
he very beginning.
The ceremony was preformed by
he Rov D McGillivery.
Mr John Hundi'ii supported the
4100111, while Miss lihipheinia H lyman
1. cousin of tbe bride; acted as br.de*
iV'm and Mrs Rowan will tnke uj
their residence in this city.
"Twelfth  Night" to be
Presented Here
Next Month
If no further eases of Scarlet Fever
develop in the mean while the city
sclnols wiil be reopened on Tuesday
There will be 110 Sunday School in
any of tbe Ul lurches lure to-mori-iw.
Mrs Muliert Dudley and Miss Dud
ley were the guusl of Miss Kdith TllOltl
son last week.
Mrs Thos Cowan of Vancouver and
her sister Miss McKay of Scotland,
are on a visit with Mr and Mrs .)
Tt has been decided to start a night
school in Cumberland in connection
vvitb our Public School. All wishing
to attend are requested to inform T. U
Carey. Tbe Secetnry of the School
11 aid.
Mr H B Conoid of Vancouver was
au outbound passenger on Tuesday
Miss Brown, matron of the (Vniox
District Hospital leaves to-morrow for
Vancouver and Victoria where she
will spend ber annual two weeks holiday.
White taking a walk al .iu the shores
of Cnmox Lake on the last day of Sept-
mber J noticed a boat landing with two
uen iu it, sn old gentleman (The M <y-
ir <f Nohb Hill) and a young man just
•It'the Heather.
The old man had a look 1 f disgust en
iis face while the young man's was p-tle
tnd haggard and one leg uf his troupers i
Thinking that some gtmuin* accident
had occurred I approached and asked
hem what was the matter but the old I
nan gruffly answered "nothing" while
he young mau was speechless.
Not content with this abrupt answer 1
ijuietly walked away and went up to the
Oouncil Chambers 011 Nobb Hill, and
f- und the Mayor by himself and after
jonsiderable coaxing he tuld me the full
The two had started out early in
he morning in a hunting trip, cross
iug the btke to the foot-hills uf the
maintains: After travelling for some
ime and securing a few grouse, their dog
went into a small bottom while they were
itaiidiug on some logs: presently the
young man shouted, "Hunt mon" and
pointed abend, the uld man looked in the
direction indicated saw nothing fur u
moment when suddenly a large panther
praug over a log aud in front 1 f them
ibout 15 yards distance, the old mau
immediately dischaiged both barrels into
him, but having only a shot gun leaded
with bird shut, did not iufl ot wounds
aeriuus enough tu kill the mighty be st
outright aud he sprang buck over tho
log into the bush, followed by the eld
ip it, who lU'tdtnly thought, of ids com
paid "ll. and m lookiug around could see
in.thing of him; thi* placed thu mayor iu
a terrible pndicameiit: what sliould he
(o? Seaich for the panther and obtain
the b. unty or hunt oue his comrade:
lie hesila ed a moment aud realizing that
t wi uld aoi'U he dark, reluctantly turned in the diiectiou he had laut seen .the
"brave" young man.
A'ter searching an 11. d ror some time
lie thought he heard tnim-tlllng undo.
the log on which he was st 'tiding, aid
■ li getting dowu to investigate could se<
nothing but a pair of boot a sticking nut
after a hard pull he landed his parteuer
ut in the air again minus a pant leg
aud h   considerable amount uf skin
The uld man then started iff for the
boat to go home, but hia troubhs were
not yet at an end, as the panther had
disappear d in that direction, ttie young
man could not be per-uaded to go cu this
uect'ssitated them making a ciicuitous
cause of about K miles im t cad of a
straight course of about a quarter of a
mile and on reaching home the young
fellow took an oath that he would never
a^ain leave the little white washed cabin
011 the hill.
An   Inqotsiiivi Sroier
Shiikespere« ideal comedy "Twelfth
Night" will Im1 p esented to 11 (Vultei-
land 1 ud ier ice on Fridjiy November
11 tli when the talented WalkorLy-
eeum players will occupy the boards 111
the Cumberland Hall,; playing undei
the auspices of the Lady Mttccabees of
'he World, in aid of the fund for tie
establishment nf a ward iu tiie Comov
District Hospital.
William Yule ami Mis> Violot Edd;
are the bead liners witb this Company
and press reports speak most highly ul
this Company's performance.
Tickets mav be obtained now for
this play fi'<im any of tie lades of
ilie Cum mi ttee, Get your tick't-
The funeral nf the uf the lata Jlr
Gen Mac lonnld toub place \Vedl163rla3
afti'ntu'iM from Comox, a large gath
"'I'ing of relatives and friends were pre
'Oni mill followed his remains tu Sand
wick where the interment tt.til
A quiet wedding tonk place on
Thursday at the English Cliurc .
Comox hew.'in Mr. linn'Id
Alacdonald Stuart and Miss Nel.i
Holmes, daughter of Jlr J B HnmeF
of the Port Augusta Hotel. Thu lte\
■IX Willemar officiated. Miss Millie
I'litchard being l.ridesimiid and Mr 11
Stuart supported the groom.
The happy couple left un the morn
ing latat fur the Sound Cities when
tho honeymoon will he .spent.
Dr Kerr, Oculist, will bn ii
Cumlierlaiid from Saturday Nov on
lo Saturday Nov 18th.
Mrs. Simins can receive more pupih
fnr piano lessons daily (except Tues
day) at uny time hy iirruiigeiiient.
Camp Cumlierlaiid
A meeting of the Citizens Leiigue
will lie held on Wednesday evening
next when husincss of importance
will lie Wrought liefnie the league
and a full ntteudauce is requested,
Promotors Will Seoure
Past Pleavyweight
For New Years
If the plans of tbe promoters d
not uiiseariy the local IUM fans wil
have the opportunity of witnessing i
>> ix ing contest in tbe near tut uie tba
v 11 make any that bave been pullei
....'previously look us tame as a bild
■lass meeting by comparison.
Tom Weeks uf Vancouver the fast es-
and cleverest pug in this pnrt of th
mherse will probably be one contest
int, but it i> not certain yet who wi.
be set tired as his v/.a-vi/, but tie
ironioters now Imve tbeir 1 ne out fo
i colored fistic artist of internatioim
reputation at present in   Seattle'
It will not be known for a week o
en days at least whether this man'
igliature ean be secured ton conlrac
no light Weeksor not but whether th*
iroinoteis are successful I in seeurin;
bis prize or not it is certain that the;
»ill be able to dig up some real nice gen
ogive Mr Weeks a very interest ni
ime within tie- squared circle when
lie gong rings.
Union Bay.
S S Makuril nri-ived on Satui'dny foi
.tinker fuel atnl cleared for Vaneouve
■iirly Wednesday mortrng.
S S Teneer urrivfd on Sunday foi
.linker fuel
S S Uridptdno Custle nrrlved on
I'uesdiiy morning will I..ad a cargo nl
The management and those tlml
insisted ure to he eougratiiliited upon
liu success of iheir bazaar given It;
iid of the school on Thursday evening last. A varied assortment of use
fui and oranientul articles found read}
ale nnd a handsome sum will he turn
..I over to renovate the lucal schn i
muse. During the sale Mr Jas Hag
(art entertained the buyers with sel
cliuns from his gramaphutie.
Dr K.rr Dentist, will be at Frasot
IcBishop's Hotel from Tuesday, Nov
1st tu Saturday full
Wo regret, to announce the death of
Mrs Samuel Shore wife of Mr S Shore
who died »t Victoria on Wednesday,
last. The deceased lady at one time
was a resident of this city, anil leaves
many friends to mourn her loss.
Mr T Bannerman arrived home on
Sunday last after spending a week in
The programmes for ilie Orangi
Young Britons, Masquerade Ball hnv.
heen issued ami disclose a must gener-
our prize list for the masquerade!*,
Theenminittee ill charge hnve pri-
uiised thai this event will surpass anything of its kin.I that, hns uceurrd he-
The list of prizes follows; -
Hest Dressed I.Nlly, $8,00 value, J.
N Mel, I; and #7.50 cash.
E«st dressed Gent 15.00 val. Camp-
hell- Bros: 'and $7.00 ou*h
llesl Sustained Cluir.ictcr Lady.?." 0"
value 8 U'i«er Jt Co.
Best Sustained Character, (Jen
96.00 in Oi Itl T Can wrighl.
Bi'stNuiunal Character, Ludy$2.B0
vnlue T Hieksun
Best National Character, (lent $2,110
vnlue C,   II.  Tarbell
Prise Wall/.' $8.00 prize P. Stod-
Prize Two Step, $5.00 prize T. D
Mo f/Can
Best Comical l.ady, $2.50 Cash
Best Comical Cent ?i.'..riO Cash
Best Advertising Character 8:1.00
value A. McKinnon
Best Clown $2.00 viduo W, Willard
Topsy $2.00 Cash
50c entrnncc to Prize Waltz and
prize Two Step
In effect Oct. 3rd.
\ nival
Tues'l iy morning
Wednesday i fternoon
Friday afternoon
Saturday night overland
Tuesday—0,35 a, in.
Thill -dnv—li. I") n. in.
S iturday 'i. 15 n. m,
Sunday ovei'land  10.110 a. in.
Alleged Hotel Robbers
Sent Up For
Two Slavs, by nume Kuiiel Vujine tnd
Oup iJzitie, suspected uf robbing hotels
.ud other places of business wholessle;
vere up before judge Abrsins yesterday
ur preliminary hearing, end will bt
{ranted another opportunity of proving
their innocence bsfore * higher court
The police have been on the tracks ot
he prisoners (or some time, the police
tere assisted by the provincial polio* of
N' ultimo having been hot on the trail
or some days.
The capture was * particularly plucky
'tie and reflects the greatest credit upon
special officer Tom Hudson of this city
*hu was successful in adorning the prisoners with the iron jewellery.
Mr Hudson succeeded in getting hit
nen at Nanoose Bay on Monday when
ie found the prisoners resting in tht
lotel asleep. He went boldly in and
■ut the handcuff on one of the men
while yet asleep, and cornered the other
•nd ove-came hi* shnw uf resistance.
B .lh men had loaded revolvers and
Uggers under their pillows.
They also found in their possession t
piantity of tools useful in entering
b i Mings and the marks of where similar tools had been used was found on
he wind -ws of a number of buildings
'liey are alleged to have entered.
The prisoners ara accused of having
robbed no less than 7 hotels as follows:-
Kilmoral, Culumbusand Bay View Hotels,
N'anainin: South Wellington Hotel tt
South Wellington, Hotel Wellington,
Iu North Wellington, Wilson Hotel at
Union Bay and the Union Hotol in thit
city. They are alleged to have robbed
a jewellery store in Ladysmith tnd Fraser
A Bishop's store it Union Bsy.
When captured they had in their possession several watches numbered tht
same as tome that were missed from tht
Lidysmith store: a qutntity of clothing
from Fraser & Bishops, tnd t purse tnd
several old coins that have been identi-
lied by Sam Davis of the Union Hotel t
being his property.
The charge that they will have to
answer is a serious one and punishable
with a long term in the penitenitry.
The Hand Colored lilms being slm» it
al the viug  picture  show   in   tbe
Cumberland Hull urn worth going a
long way tp see, Mwager J/cNeil
will also put on Illustrated sutiga
nightly nt his performance iu the
Mrs. Piercy of D.ininin Island is the
uust >>f lier daughter, Mis. K..beri Cuss-
f ml, Penrith Avoune,
K 0, Kindo came through fmm N'sn-
timo nn Wednesday with a tine new
lUsscll Touring 1'ir, which is theeuvi
.fall motor Invert lu the district, He is
imw r..|ll'tiL' his uM -I h. p, B iiiiblet
Inuring Oar at one dollar a ticket, with a
1\ I,, p. Motor Cycle for second prlxo
llii.li a d low shskus will dtoide the
.wnorshlp uf the prizes.
I'.u Bums, it is said, will establish a
butcher shop iu town.
It is rather il serious mutter to make
a false affidavit and anyone who has
registered on Ihe city voters list who
is not the full nge of 2[ years would
do well to hnve their names removed
from said list without delay. We
know nothing ahnut lhe ninftei from
our own knowledge, but a prominent
citizen Ims informed us that lhe law hns
been violnted iu this manner severul
limes this year. We offer the shove
advice for what il is worth.
Owing to the report thtt hat been emulated that I am not tht owntr of tht
it .vii g Picture Show nnw being conduct
■il in the Cumberlund Hall, I with to
nuke ihe statement that thn report is ut-
torly without foundation; that 1 am tht
i.ile proprietor of the Moving Picture ma
chine and everything else pertaining tu
the show; that the Bill of Sale has been
sln-wn In lhe editor uf the Islander, who
otn voucli fnr the truth of the above its t
meet, nr the Bill uf Sale may be seen by
myiiLH who siiihes to Uj inform themself
of the truth of the ahnva assertion. 1 tni
sorry to think lhat any of the peoptt nf
Cumberland shuuld believe that I would
deceive them in this way.
Michael McNeil
p Slevetisuu Nanaimo
(ico  Whito "
.1 ll'ofree Vancouvor
Jas. Cray and wife "
l> Cray nnd wife      "
L Huberts "
.1   Fyfe
11 Vanghnn Victoria
II il/atbaeitf "
.1 W Vetch
W ll Turn bull and wife  London
E Buncy Hornby Td
W llordman     Courtenay
II E Wnlhy Seattle ■M
Forest Fires—Their Prevention
(lly [jay Stead, in The Trail Magazine)
•V'yr  vory
J->   thusiostic
ug appointed tho In
Commission   of   the
Biit raugor iu tbe
Dominion Government, disturbed at the ravuges boiug
eoinmitted by insects amongst the tint
ber ia the Luke Wiunipog district, wir
.-ii ihe Grown Timber Department at
•'Borers destroying timber oast side
nj Luke Winnipeg.   Wire instructions."
This answer uame promptly:
'Arrest borors without further uo
n-e. "
Although oul) a fow short yenrs have
elapsed, lliere is ;i century of difference
displayed between thu above attitude
«ii general ignorance and the imiiuor
ouce to the resources of the enormous
areas of wild laud which lie to the north
the more settled portions of Canada
ol only by the government but by thc
whole country. The present state of
alarm as to tho rapid depletion of thosi
resources, and its effect, both direct and
iudireet, upon the ffonornl welfare ot'
the country, lias dually found expression
in the establishment by tho Dominion
Government of the Commission of Cou
servatlon, wblch held its lirst annual
meeting at Ottawa in .January, 1910,
The history of tho movement is com
parutivoly brief. The President of tin
United Stntes ho
laud Waterways i
United State.-, that commission, iu
October. 1907, uddrossod tu the President a memorandum stfgosting that the
time hud arrived for the adoption ot a
national policy of c.onaorviitiun, anil sag
gosting that a conference bo held at the
Whito House to consider the question.
The Prosiduut acted upon the suggestion, and the conference met in Mny,
1008. A declaration of principles was
adopted, and steps taken to promote
joint action between the Federal and
State Governments. Later, a National
Commission was appointed, which pro
cooded to attempt to formulate an inventory of the natural resources of the
Following this action, President Boos
volt, recognizing that the principles of
tho conservation of resources have no
international limitations, invited tho representatives of Mexico and Canada to
.meet at Washington in a joinl North
American conference. The conference
met, adopled a declaration of principles,
and, upon the receipt ol' the report of
the Canadian delegation, the Canadian
Govornmout determined lo adopt the
recommendations contained in that dec
Juration of principles, and to constitute
r permanent ' Jommission of Conservation.
To the task of preserving for the ulti
mate good of the country those natural
resources which are essential to its
growth and prosperity thc Commission
is now bending iis energies. Itut. one of
lhe prime requisites iu preserving anything is a knowledge nf what it is you
very wide vju
Cannda where
information m
natural resoui
to possess.    Particularly
the unorganized torritor
throe pruirio prof Hudson Day
nl thore is
y in I ho statistics o
■ ought, expect to tin
what,  in  the. way  n
Canudu might be sai
is (rue 0
tory norLli of thi
H.    Prom the .-.hon
nth-western dircc
linn right across the cnnl ment I
ka, sweeps a wide bolt of forest, any ■
ael knowledge of tho resources of wli
Is almost ontiroly  lacking.
A ml year by yeai, lire after lire raj
through this belt, destroying annua
millions of acres of valuable timb
merchantable, near merchantable, a
voung forest which would become iu the points, joini
natural course of events the merchant | marshy stnj
growth upon forest, lauds is absolutely
essential to tho continued prosperity of
the country, for it is this growth which
cmisorvos and regulates the water supply of the river. Without the forests
Uie regular and oven tlow of the rivers
will be a thing of the past, to the
spring its place will be taken by do
structive floods, followed by low and
contaminated water all summer, rt is
fhe forest at the headwaters of the
streams which conserves the moisture
during the spring months, emitting it
gradually during the summer and preserving a comparatively even tlow
throughout the year. This constant sunt
ply of water is essential to the agricu!
lurnl Intorests, while water navigation
is impossible without it.
One of the first steps taken by the
Commission has been to set aside ns
rosorvps practically the whole of the
eastern slope of the Kooky Mountains,
iu which district arise the waters which
I ravorse Alberta, Saskatchewan, and
Manitoba. Were the forests which com
prise these reserves to be wiped out, or
even seriously depleted, the vision of
Sir Wilfred Laurier of a grand system
of inland waterways, stretching along
the courses of the great rivers of the
western plains, must forever remain a
dream. Kven as it is, the partial destruction of these forests has had very
serious results on the navigation of the
Saskatchewan river.
As late aa twenty-five years ago, the
Hudson's Day ('ompany ran large stern-
wheel steamers on the Saskatchewan
from Grand Rapids to the mouth of the
river as far up as Edmonton; and the
season during which these runs were
possible was quite an extensive one.
Now, with the exception of about one
mouth in the late spring—when the
freshets from the mountains show their
efi'ect upon tbe volume of the stream-
steamers of this size would find consider
able difficulty in navigating on account
of low water, a fact entirely due to the
comparatively recent depletion of Ihe
forests, the absence of which facilitates
the rapid running off of the water in the
spring, thus causing the freshets and
necessarily, after the freshets, a period
of low water, until the winter's snows
accumulate a fresh deposit of moisture
for the ensuing spring.
The cause of forest depletion being
thus traced to lire, the next question to
examine is tbe origin of that cause.
And it is a question which is very easy
tu answer; for tbe outstanding cause of
fire in the northern wilderness is travel,
lu the more settled parts of the country
the most prolific cause of forest fires
is tin' railway. Wliere there is no railway, the travellers by canoe, yorlc boat,
pack train Indian, prospector, hunter,
trader- keep pace with the more civiliv.
ed method of biyning out the wilder
Tlic Indian is perhaps the most in
veterale setter of lires, There arc cases
in almost ovory district throughout fhe
West, where the Indian has deliberated
set fire to burn oft a whole section ni'
country fur the sake cf the borne
which grow so thickly in every burner
clearing. As every Indian knows,
berry country is a good bear country.
nut in nearly every case in the nortli
flros find a start iu the main thorough-
faros of travel from enmpfirca carelessly left burning. Anyone who travels
llirougli the north will uotice thai there
is very little I imbcr along the river
which'forms lhe high road. What timber there is will oe found in isolated
I to the mainland by a
or an  island  well out on
Pinally we caught up to those boats
at their evening camp. At the foot of
the portage was a bark ennoe, nnd the
proprietor, an Indian, aud his squaw we
found seated beside a fire big enough to
roast nu os, built in a little hollow, moss
all nround it aud dry, fallen timber
heaped iu every direction. Littlo runnels of lire made their way every now
nnd then from the centre nf operations
through the dry moss aud were stamped
out perfunctorily by the squaw, win
attention was occupied by tho bannock
she was baking for the'crows of the
york boats.
Next morning they were gone, but it
took nearly half au hour's hard work to
put out tho fire they had left. No at
tempt whatever had' been mado by the
builders of it to safeguard the surround
ing timber from destruction.
On another occasion ou tho same trip
we came across the scene of the Initio
tion <if a lire which we traced for over
forty miles. Tbis wns at a portage, too.
Someone had built a fire to boil a kettle,
nnd bad left it to burn itself out. A
woek afterwards it was still at its appointed task of burning itsolf out. In
that time it hud travelled over forty
miles iu the direction in which we were
going, and bow deep that bolt of fire
might be it was impossible to toll from
the cintocs. The mnnko of tt could be
seen for miles to tho north of us and we
followed its southern edge for a day and
a half. The timber it had destroyed
was fine young healthy spruce, thickly
sot, an running from six to fifteen
inches in diameter—if our camps were
at all typical of the general run of thc
Now, that whole country from Lake
Winnipeg to Hudson Bay is absolutely
without patrol, or control of any kind.
This year a patrol of It. N. W. M. Police
is being kept on the recognized trade
route from Norway House to Split Lake,
which is a distinct advance on previous
conditions. But the country to the
south of Split Lake, along the travelled
routes to Oxford House, God's Lake,
Island Lake, Trout Lake and Severe,
and away south right to the Winnipeg
and English rivers, thousands of square
miles of the best game country in the
northwest, splendidly wooded with valuable timber, is absolutely unprotected.
There seems to be no valid reason why
such a patrol us that which is policing
Ihe route to Split Lake should not be
placed on ao tho principal river highways through the north. At present the
only attempt of lire protection is in the
posting of handbills, warning travellers
against setting (ires and pointing out
the penalty in lhis regnrd. But without
sonic sort of police control these notices
are just so much waste paper. If overy
Indian or other traveller along these
streams were aware of the fact that at
auy turn en the river he might come
across a canoe, inauned by tho law in
if the Mounted Police, with
arrest aud punish offenders
regulations with regard to
ucli a patrol wore kno\v:i
even to be on tho river, cither ahe.il
ur behind, there would be much more
earo taken with rer/ard to leaving half
the uiiiforn
authority i
against tlu
lire;   or   if
- when camp was broken.
i.. havo an immensely strong' r
ci when backed by the probn
Mily discovery. If disregarded.
allation of such patrols would
omparntivoly  inexpensive.
able timber of ruin
Detailed   Btntom
employees of the P
i, I h
i>il   from
-li nl' llie
Is ill'
tl({   ever
1. h.mvily
lln' Qov
n tlmhor
ron, liv..*
li. miles
\>-  I
Dominion   Government,
20.1,0Hll square miles ol   ll:
timbered lunds in tho liai
eminent, show t hat of i in
originally , covering I his
than thirty live tbousniii
remain; the rest has bcoi
This estimate covers the strip extend
ing about two bumf red miles nortli of
the prairie from Lako Winnipeg to Kd
monton, the valloyB of the Ponce, Allni
basoa and Nortli Saskatchewan rivers,
ihe oast slope of ihe Rocky Mountains,
and the Railwny Roll in British Colum
bin. At Lac La UongO, .me ranger
states that lhe whole of Ihe surrounding
territory, some sovonty thousand square
miles, of which twenty-five thousand
have been binned over during lhe last
forty years, was originally covered with
a heavy timber growth of spruce, poplar,
tamarac, jack pi no nr birch; nearly one
hilf of which has disappeared within
forty ynrs, leaving in many casos notb
ing but bare rocks hrdiind il, on which
no form of vogotatiou can find a foot
bold,     Ami   this experience  is being  re
peatod all ovor the fores!  country of
h has boon generally .-apposed tlmt
the timber resources of Canada were il
liuiilnble, and tins opinion has been so
oft imi expressed mid so generally
e,l that any evidence t-i lhe ',■
com Ofl as a rude awakening to the nver
age Oauudlan. Uui fow people realm1
the oxtonl of tho ravages committed by
fire; and when depletion of foresls is
ipokon of, it i^ tho lumbering opera
tions which arc nallod to mind as the
iiiiiiu cause of deforestation, Vet, nc
cording to u conservative estimate, six
board feu of merchantable timber havo
been destroyed by fire for every fool cul
by lumbermen since fin* earliesl settle
ment "f the country. Thai is lo say,
the cul of lumber in Canada represents
but one seventh of the total depletion,
without taking into Recount the natural
deslruclion, by insects, and otherwise
Senator Kd'wards stales lhal, in the
OttttWU valley twenty feel, of prime Iim
bor have beon burned for every fool
oul and marketed.
This concern ovor the possibility of
fl timber famine in Cannon is uot due
merely to the prospects of a scarcity of
native wood, although lhat nloue Is a
very vital question in any country, to
avoid which older and far richer coun
tries Ihan Canada are spending millions
annually.    Tl iplotl f the forests
from the point of view of ihe scarcity
of timber is one of the smaller draw
backs of a state of affairs, to prevent
the consummation of which the Commission of 'looser vat ion has been appointed,      The    (.resell    of   a    forest
the lakes or rivers and off the direct
route. Away back, perhaps, some miles
away, will be seen ridges of first-class
large timber; but along the travelled
route will be found only brule, or poplar
growth and small spruce intermingled
wilh berry patches, showing wliere re
poated Urea huve run their devastating
In the unorganized territory lying be
tween Lake Winnipeg and Hudson Bay,
lhis condition is a feature of the coun-
t iv. M is a simple matter to trace Ihe
regularly travelled rivers by the lack
of virgin timber along Ihe route. Where
the main line of travel is lefl behind
and one branches into the less frequcnt-
ed by-ways, where few Indians and
fewer traders have occasion to pass during tho s»turner, good stands of fine
lurgc timber may yot lie found. Bill
each year sees more and more of this
limber destroyed by (ire and unless somo
method of prevention is pul  into force,
the forests iu Ibis part of th untrv
will be soon so depleted as In be or little
or no commercial value.
Por many years to come lhe alToivsta
hon nf these vasl territories will be out
of the qiioatloii from Ihe point of view
of expense. Ami in a large number of
coses, where the lire has been BUfflclonl
lv fierce to burn ofl' the thin coating of
soil, it will be Impossible, So llml Ihe
only chance of conserving the tlmbor in
siioli remote districts must be prevention
of iiio.
In Ihe north woods, OtlCO a fire Ion
started thorn is liltle or uo hope of pre
venting it from running its full course
until it finally dies out at the water's
edge to* a merciful rain intervenes.
Curo Pni forest fires is impossible in lhat
vusl expanse **f on in habited territory.
In Ihi-" case, as in all others, prevention
is bet ler than any known method of
fighting lire. And in ninety-nine puses
oul of a hundred, these fires are preventable. Last summer, on u trip of
less than two months by canoe, T saw
probnbly several hundreds of square
miles of fine voung timber in the course
of destruction. Probnbly a dozen fires
were floen during the whole trip, aud
most nf them could be triiced directly to
their cause.
Part of our journey was mnde in the
wake of a brigade of york boats, which
left N'orwav House with supplies for
Ihe Hudson's Bay ousts at Oxford House
and God's Lake. For two or three days
we traced Iheir camps bv the flrofl they
had lefl burning behind' them. On two
occasions we lamlod, and succeeded In
spoiling what might hnvo been vory tidy
little conflagrations by the simple ex
nodlont of tipping the half burnt logs
info the water, and emptying a pan or
two of the Nelson river on'the hot ashes.
Twice again, in those two or threo dnys,
the fire had got too great a start ami
we left it burning merrily away.
trade routes are well defined, few in
number in comparison with fhe extent
of country through which they run, aad
the policing of Ihese routes would practically have the effect, of protecting the
outire country, Por it is a noticeable
furl that ir is almost entirely from llmse
trade routes that the fires are started.
The Commission of Conservation has
a task before it to cope with which requires almost, superhuman efforts, aud
is under the necessity of attacking thc
subject from so many sides as to make
one nlmost despair of reducing thc problem to ihe terms of practicability; but
this prevention of fire in the north
woods by means of a patrol system is a
practical, inexpensive and totally feasible method of controlling lo some extent the fearful waste in the unexplolt-
ed resources of a large though yet com-
parutlvely unknown section of Canada*s
natural wealth.
THK modern mansion Uui, because of
its isolation, and fer other reasons,
lends itself wilh peculiar facility
to crimes of violence.
It is the exception, ralher than the
rule, for dwellers in these human warrens lo know one another, even by name.
A passing nod on Ibe common staircase
there may be occasionally, but beyond
that intercourse between the tenants is
not, usually carried on.
So it happened that when, a year or
so back, a woman was cruelly done to
death iu a Hri.xton fiat, nobody took any
notice, all hough screams were actually
heard in the stillness of the night my
wakeful neighbours.
The  assassin   did    his   deadly    work,
t and Into Iho street, and dis-
about  turret   with
mi. led
ome whoro
appeared,    lie   i
day, carrying bis  ghastly
him. for the police have no'
in laying hands upon bim,
Thoro have been scores of similar
crimes committed in tints, some of them
of au even more mysterious diameter,
such as lhe Haflersea mystery.
One terrible tbi I crime caused lhe
hanging of an inuoceiil man. The affair
occurred in Edinburgh, where, high up
in a huge block of mansion flats, lived
a mun named William Shaw and his
daughter Catherine The girl kept house
for her fill her, but did no olher work,
and was flighty nud headstrong.
Sho had a sweel heart to whom her
father objected, and, in order to prevent
him from visiting his daughter iu his
absence, Shaw was iu the habit of locking the girl in the flat when he went
out, of au evening.
On the day of the tragedy there was a
violenl quarrel, and William Shaw went
out, slumming the door behind him iu
temper, and leaving his daughter locked
up us usual. Hardly had he passed out
of sight when fearful groans were hoard
emanating   from   thc   littlo   dwelling
After some delay, tbe neighbors forced an entrance, and Catherine was found
dying, witli a large carving knife sticking iu her left breast. Asked if her
father, had done it, she is alleged to
havo noddod her hend. Whereupon, poor
Shaw was arrested, tried and executed.
Vet. all thu while it was a case of
suicide. Eighteen months aftorwurds,
the then tenant of tho flat had occasion
to do some repairs, and behind tne mantelpiece ho found a letter in the dead
girl's handwriting and dated tho day of
the supposed murdor.    Tn   it,   she an
nounced definitely hev intention of kill
ing herself thnt evening, becauso her
father persisted in trying to separate
her from her lover.
A flat murder that for a lime puzzled
and baffled the police of Olasgow was
that in which a wealthy rotired tradesman and his housekeeper were found
shot inside their dwelling-place, although the only door was locked and
bolted on the inside.
It trauspired eventually that entrance
had been effected through a window, to
which tho murderer hnd lowered himself
by a rope from another window in au
empty flat immediately above. After
committing the crime ho had climbed
back up the rope, and had then hauled
it up aud carried it away with him, having also taken the precaution to carefully roeloso both windows.
Some fow years back the residents of
one of the largest blocks of flats iu one
of the most exclusive quarters of Vtenuu
were greatly perturbed at a number of
mysterious jewel robberies that were
continually taking place whenever thev
vacated thoir apartments fer any length
of time. Property to the value of many
thousands of pounds in the aggregate
was missing, and the police, no less than
the owners of the vanished valuables,
were in despair.
What enhanced the mystery was the
fact that there were no signs of forcible
entry in any instance, and that a caretaker, a one armed woman named Prau-
eisea Mnchulek, lived upon the premises.
No suspicion, howover, attached itself
to her, for thero were reasons why she
could not havo entered the rifled flats
by way of tho doors, and her affliction,
it was argued, precluded the possibility
of her having climbed in at the windows, most of which wero Bituated nt nn
elovatton of from fifty to eighty feet
above tho pavement of the central courtyard, into which they all opened.
Nevertheless, it was she, and none
other, who was tbe culprit. Although
possessed of only oue arm, she was a
marvel of agility. Sho had made for
herself a number of short hook ladders,
such as firemen use, and by their aid she
was able to clamber from siil to sill up
to almost auy height.
The above mystery solved itself in
due course. Bore is ono that has never
been solved, and that appears, in fact,
unsolvable. In a flat in the Montmartre
quarter of Paris a woman was found
murdered a short while back. She had
beon stabbed to death, the body bearing
no fewer than eleven wounds, any one
of which would have boon sufficient to
have caused almost instant death.
The only door to the tint was bolted
on the inside. The one window also was
securely fastened from the inside, and
was further protected by strong iron
bars, and these had not been tampered
with. How, then, did the murderer obtain access to the flat, and more
especially how did he escape after having committed the murder? He could
not have got out by way of the chimney, for there was none.
FOR more than four years the work
of constructing tho Pan American
Railway has been conducted with
activity, and, according to the pur
poses of those who initiated this enter
prise, it will start from the l'n ited
States and end in Panama. Work has
beon carried ou with much effort, and
the company lias had the support of
the Mexican govornmont and the good
will of many capitalists, natives as well
as foreigners. Tho original idea has
been realized. Tt consisted in the building of a line from San .leroniino on thc
Tehuantepee Railway to Tapachuln in
Chiapas. Later il will bc extended to
Port San  Benito,
The inauguration was presided over
by Governor Rnbasa, of the state of
Chiapas, and celebrated gayly and enthusiastically by the inhabitants of
places on the line. The brunch inaugurated starts from Uuixtln and ends at
Tapachula, nn extension of seventy-five
kilometers—forty-seven   milos. The
total lenglh of the line on Mexican territory is -15)1 kilometers or 307 miles.
The line will pass, in addition to other
place-, by Juchitnn, Cerro I,oeo, Re-
fortna, Aurora, Jalisco, Tomala, Pijijin
pan, Mapastepcc, Ksqulntla, Tapachula,
ami Port San Benito.
The Federal Govern men I gave a sub
siilv to Ihe constructing company of
$10,200 per mile, and, according to the
railway law. the concession will last
ninety-nine yenrs, during which time
the company will operate the line.
The line passes through regions in
which coffee is the principal product,
and the builders believe that within a
short time the freight revenue from
coffee nloue will cover the cost of the
construction of the road. The coffee
produced on the zone traversed already
ronches a total of 40,001) tons per year.
Tho freight rate from the Guatemalan
frontier to San .leroniino is to be thirty
pesos (fifteen dollurs gold) per Ion, At
&nn .leroniino coffee will be Bhipped
over the Tehunntepee Railway, and
from this pnint ir. will go to Oi.at/.aeiial
cos to he finally shipped to (Iermany,
tho leading market.
The new line is verv beneficial to the
British Versus Dutch
The   Meaning  of  the   South   African Elections
A FLOOD of electioneering is sweep
ing over South Africa. At a moment's notice the country has
been given oyer to a furious political
South Africa has beeu taken by sur
prise. Everybody calculated the elec
lions would be held early iu October.
Organisation was proceeding at a somewhat leisurely puce. And theu, with
out waruing, the Oovernment suddenly
announced that the polling would take
place on Thursday. September lattii.
The Opposition loudly asserted that
this haste is due to "funk," and that
the Botha Ministry seo they nro losing
ground and wish to closo the Unionist
campaign as soon as possible. The explanation, however, is tnat lhe Ministry
find it a thankless task to carry on the
Govornmont without a Parliament and
without auy mandate from the people.
Since Muy 31st they have beon autocrats responsible to none. Itut the situation has its drawbacks. Whether they
do anything or refuse to do anything,
whether they make appointments or refrain from making appointments, they
are subjected to bitter and continuous
criticism from the Unionist Press—and
as nearly all lhe important daily papers
belong to the Unionists the position is
no doubt annoying. The Ministry feel,
thoreforo, that, their position would be
stronger ii they took the opinion of the
pooplo at an early date.
The election campaign is resolving itsolf largely into the old business of
British vermis Dutch, lu spite of evory
effort to avoid racialism the old party
cries are hoard. To be perfectly frank,
this is mainly due to the Opposition
press. The National party (the Government party) do not want the racial
issue, it owes its place to tho support
of men of British descent. It can only
retain its position bv continuing to attract this support.
But tbe object of the Unionists is to
detach these'electors. As oue of their
leaders said recently, if every Britisher
in South Africa voted "British" tho
.Jamosonites would get into power. The
Unionist papers uro certainly doing
their best to persuade every British
voter to vole British. Kvery day there
are articles and letters charging the
Dutch with incompetence, racial prejudice, ami jonbery. Kvery day we are
told that British officials are boin ;
turned out of Ihe civil service or the
police, and tlmt "tyranny" is rampant.
Thc presence of (Jenerul Hertzog, the
author of Ihe objectionable Education
Acts in the Orange Kiver Colony, in
the cabinet is undoubtedly damaging
the Ministerial cause. There seem to be
internal differences in the cabinet on
this education question, for the speeches
of tho Ministers do not agree. The
public undoubtedly dislike the principle
of compulsion in the Hertzog system,
and feel that insl ruction given through
the medium of two languages cannot be
satisfactory. General Botha and bis
colleagues are doing their best to minimise the ery of llertzogism and to insist
that il is n local question iu the Orange
Kiver Colony, over which the Union
Government wiil have no control for five
years. But iteration always has some
effect. This unceasing campaign
against Hertzogism is troubling many
Britishers who were at first inclined to
support lhe Govornmont. They dislike
ts as being controlled by the
g and financial houses. Thev
dined to distrust  lhe Dutch.
] position   is unsatisfactory  and c.onfus
But in spite of these difficulties, and
of damage being done by tho Hertzog
ism business, 1 think General Botha's
party will in tne end gain a working
The Unionists are counting upon the
solid support of Natal to neutralise the
opposition of the Orange River Colony,
thus leaving the real fight between the
fairly evenly balanced parties ia the
Cape and the Transvaal, On this basis
Ihey talk about a majority of five or
six for Dr. Jamoson. But I think they
nre unduly optimistic, lu the first
place, Natal shows uo disposition to go
solidly Unionist. It. seems far more
inclined to stand aloof from the party
warfare in the other proviucers aad to
rely upon a Natal party which would
give the Botha ministry '•*■ fair trial
but watch closely over the interests of
Natal, In the second place, thu labor
party may gain several seats, and the
Uaborites are eo operating with the
Nationalists rather than with the Un
1   venture  to  prediect  that   General
Botha wil on September 15th obtain a
majority of between   nine and twelve
in the union House of Representatives,
—h. R NKAMK.
stntes of Onxneu
products of tbosi
will new lind ai
and  Chiapas,
■  sections  of
easier  and
as th.
TIIK appearnce of civilized man, his
bands and head protruding from
cylinders of cloth, us a lurlle's
from beneath his carapace, imbues tho
savage breasl witb curiosity, envv. und
fear. "Vou lived, sir, hi the Victorian
age—a period essentially cylindrical,"
says a tailor to the hero of "When tbo
Sleeper Wakes." Nevertheless, all
these unmeaning cylinders and rolls of
superfluous cloth we carry upon our
backs once bad some meaning.
Por instance, the two buttons and tbo
rudimentary tails of the morning coat,
und the vesligal tails of the sack coat
aro romindors of tho time when tho long
tails were looped up to enable tho wearer to ride without sitting upon his
clothes. Similarly the buttons upon tho
slooves originntod with tho timo when
Iho coat and shirt formed one garment,
whoso sleeves wero tucked up when the
wearer "got busy."
Men's clothing buttons ever from left
to right; women's from right to left.
Many a man's wife tnnkes an excellent
and economical tailor and yet tumbles
into this pitfall, causing hor husband
to bo a laughing-stock fo the discerning.
Parsley will keep fresh for several
days if put into a closely-fitting tin in a
cool place. This is hotter than standing
it In water.
ni rl
1 si
mouts e
if the elections will depend
u  which   fooling  predomin*
ember Ifitll.
,ni the racial cry, ihe cam
a tendency to proceed upon
lines    Th.' excellent   ..oui:
ssed a few months ago con
need for n " fresh stari"
and :i "clean slate" in South Africa
nre being fast forgotten. Though the
country is faced by a score of iiuporl-
aul problems, lhe political speeches out
line but a meagre constructive policy.
One would imagine we were facing the
past instead of Ihe future. All the
old time-worn and moth eaten controversies are being revived. Instead of
being told what will be done five
mouths hence we ure implored to consider what ought to have been done
llvo years before. The Chinese labor
question is being fought all over again.
Mangled accounts of what look [dace
at. lbo National Convention, before Union wns decided upon, are being produced iu political addresess. The air is
full of asertion ami contradiction. Ono
hears of the intimidation and tho injustice of the Ministry, of racial favoritism and animosity. One listens to
tirades against the mine owners, and
allegations of black listing, aud all the
ancient, charges which have formed the
stoek-in-trude of Hand politicians for
the past seven years. Hut statesman
ship is at a discount. Parochialism
runs rampant. So fur that campaign
hus produced no proof that federation
Has induced u broader political instinct
or a wider outlook.
This curious tendency is largely due
to the foot that a number of South
African problems are so extremely awkward from u party point of view lhal
there is an almosl unanimous desire to
avoid them. If is difficult for any party
to announce a national policy likelv to
please all four provinces. Thc principle which is greeted with applause in
one pnrt of the country muy be regurd-
od with disliko in another.
Tako, for instance, tbe color frun-
ehise in the Capo, It would be fatal
for any party to pledge itself to the
extension of tho Oupo franchise over
tho whole Union. And yet if any party
doclared itsolf agaiust that extension
it would lose tho support of porhaps the
bulk of the colored voters in the Onpc.
It is the same with the question of
selling liquor to natives. Thc wine
farmers in the Cape wish the Capo law
applied to all South Africa. Tho other
provinces prefer the prosont prohibition
system. The political party favoring
the sale of liquor must lose votes in
tho Transvnnl, Natal, nnd tho Orange
Rivor Colony, Hut if it opposes tho
sain of liquor it. jeopardises sonts in tho
Onpn. So witb Asiatic Inbor in Natnl.
To stop thnt labor means tho loss of
votes in Natal. It is far oasior to talk
Hertzogism or to denounce tho mining
houses than to give definite pledges
on these awkward matters. Hut from
the viewpiont of tho elector who wants
to   know  what  tho  parties  moan  the
IN spite of trade depression there is a
notable boom in the antique curio
business, especially in Scotland,
where many skilled workmen aro now
profitably employed in this occupation.
As the summer season approaches, in an
ticipation of the usual annual influx of
Americans, the growing legion of so
called "antique" dealers from cities,
villages, and unfrequented farmhouses
are now occupying itself in arranging
for display their various stocks of made
to-order antiquities.
Largely ns the result of American de
mnnd—a demand that has long outgrown
the supply, and bas increased with the
disappearance of the genuine antique-
such irresistible opportunity and reward
have beon offered the forger that now.
thanks to his productive industry, there
are both abundance and variety of sop
ply of "antiques" executed with all degrees of skill, varying from the crude
products of amateurs lo others of such
pretentons workmanship as often to
puzzle the connoisseur himself.
Hare old period furniture, givon the
gloss uud appearance of age hy constant
rubbing with bone ami pumice stone; obi
hand rolled copper plate, which has not
beeu made since 1840, a most favorite
article of deception, over 1,1100 pieces of
which have been lately examined with
oul the finding of half a do/.on genuine
specimens; Spanish ivories, skilfully
"aged" brown by acids; Jirst-Hlate en
gravings and prints; Queen Anne silver,
siiperslructures of which are built up
Upon the handle of an old spoon bearing
genuine marks; "old" Bristol and
Waterford hand cut crystal; and that
particular kind of chinn which is in
most momentary demand, whethor it be
Oriental blue and white, or Lowestoft,
abound cverywhoro i" suoh wholesale
lots as one 'would Ihink should alone
serve to excite the suspicions of any
thoughtful  person.
Scores of "antique" shop* are now
locate '. along motor car highways, being
oeiienilv conducted bv some "inter
esting old character*
his pipe indifferently
l*s   of   Will
■d by a lh
vho siti smoking
tl'eiing his wares
■nil of approach,
are eonvenMon
; net of cobwebs.
io gel over is tho
ii lhat this fad of
ctnnl love for an
lothitlg peculiar to
ted Stah.-', who are
upon   the
rathe-   prevnlenl   i
collecting, -or the
tique objects, U s
ihe people of Ihe United Rtu'l
supposed to put greater slot
possession of such things than is common abroad. This is a misenm pi ion.
Ou the contrary, throughout Great Britniu, and eveu more so on the Continent,
collecting has been a passion since the
eighteenth century. The Uritish Isles
have been searched up and down from
door to door by experienced collectors
for upwards of fifty years, and, not
being large geographically, the thoroughness of the search shows the re-
mole likelihood of picking up something
good for liltle money at (his late day
during a lew weeks of a sojourn abroad.
Don't look for bnrgains in antiques.
Tf one wants genuine things he should
visit a dealer of recogui/.cd standing
and reliability, for thoro nre fow such;
pay him his price, whleh is suro to bo
high, aud purohase only upou his writ
ten guarantee that the article is nc-
funity of the period. One cannot become a judge of antiques by reading u
fow books, and  If a  person has neither
tl mans  to  buy,   nor  the experience
nnooBBary I" select what is really worth
purchasing, it is far more satisfactory
lo buy firsi class reproductions, These
are what one generally finds in Iho average "antique" shop at more thuu twice
Iheir actnnl  value.
lleware of buying Itobert Burns
chairs aud Mnry QUOOn of Scots tables
und nil such things. Tt is snfe to say
that thev are spurious. Beware espee
lally of Sheffield plate; it is practically
nil modern or old pieces plated over.
Hnv the now ns such at one-half the
prices asked for it by the "antique"
Beware, also, of engravings and
prints. Many reproductions of old
prints ure mndo by artists of groat
ability, with no intention of dncoption.
Some' of thos muy bo seen in antique
shops, artfully "aged" and hung in
old frames, the unscrupulous dealer asking four or five times the prico tho
prints can be purchased for of.tho publishers. Crystal aud china are also
made in tho old shapes and often in
the actual molds of a hundrnd years
ago; these ure legitimate reproductions.
It is the sn-callod "antique" dealer
whn buys them up and oftors them to
the un soph istica tod as genuine.
JK1.KOLD:  "I can't got any speed
out of thnt motor-car you sold me.
You told mo that you had beon
arrested six times in it."
Hobart:   "So  I  was, old   chap;   for
obstructing tho highway,"
54 0
Cl LOAKS and wraps are the first to iudUato the trend of
-■; fashion for the i-oiniug winter, uud already it is quite
apparent that thc extra wrap or outer garment will be
an important factor iu the winter outfit. The smart severe
Uiler street gown is considered an absolute necessity by
almost overy woman, but with the fashions of the present
•itinent the real tailor-made gown has little in common, for
its always more or lesti conservative lines tire totally at variance with the still ex'r»uie styles thnt ure so noticeable. The
vie piece gown, so culled, though now it is in two pieces,
skirt und waist, iv not always compatible with a eoat
ui the same mutci'al, for a weight of fabric that is bust for
a skirt nnd waist is often impossible for nn outer garment,
being either too heavy or too light. Then thore must be tho
entra wrap, coat or clonk, for there are very few duys, in
America at all events, during the autumn wheu the gown
without a coat is sufficiently warm.
This has been anil is u season when the wearing of scurfs
of all kinds hns been most fashionable, and while many havo
beon of thin ninterials suitable for summer there have been
many of silk nnd sutin, which are now being made up with nn
interlining to give mote warmth and are also being copied in
Black Satin Wrap Linod with White
velvd, marabout and doth and lur; the velvet scarfs arc
moht effective of suftest chiffon velvet, preferably black,
lined with white satin. They ure on the Mime lines as fhe
popular black and white sutin scarf, made two yards iu
U'ugin aud from a hah tu three-quarters ot a yard in width,
the emir* finished with u silk tusspl. 'Ihose made ou the
straight arc a tittle more clumsy around the neck than the
inics uu the bins, but the hitler bave uf necessity beams, which
many object tu as limning the material.
''loans are far more graceful tiutn coats fur wear with
many uf tho new gowns- and there ia nothing exaggeratedly
extreme abuul lhe smartest, iu order, however, tu introduce
same novel effects there are two or three models that have
the ungrucoful band to hold in the fulness urmiud ttie bottom ol the cloak, but the fulness caught irt is only ut tbo
back and dues uut give the same ugly effeut as when it
extends entirely around, and the woman who looks best iu
the cloak that is not caught up at all cuu be quite content
in the astiiirance that she is uut wearing uu out uf fashion
garment.' The bucks of all the wraps an- must carefully
planned su that as much length of line as possible in given.
They aro also cut tu give u slender appearance. If a coat
rather than a cloak then the straight, lint back ih the more
fashionable: if n cloak with uudorsleeves then there is more
fulll6s8 below the shoulders, but at (lie btunu time the scams
aud the material as well must hang as straight as possible.
In sharp contrast to the straight, narrow effect Of the
gowns and coats there are some most becoming and effective
wraps that are extremely wide and full, the fronts su wide
ami long that thej cun tie crossed over and une end thrown
over thc shoulder, Made in suftest Canton crepe, chiffon
velvet or satin, the latter not su new. but Just as popular,
these aro most becoming garments, Cloth is also used, but it
is not nearly hu satisfactory a material, for even the very
softest ami most exquisite quality does nut give the same
effect, us it is too thick, the most fashionable wraps at
present being the lightest iu weight, any desired warmth
being obtained by au underlining. The embroidered and
beaded Canton crepes are extremely smart for this purpose
and ure too expensive tu become ovorpopular, while for the
benefit of tho majority of women be it known that there are
tu bi* found most etieetivi- materials iu cotton velvets that
arc well adapted to these styles and which will wear quite
as loop as the fasuiou will hist, only the material must be
of the softest   nod  lightest  to cam   nit  the  lines  that  ar*
This being nn nge when nil aurts and descriptions uf ma
terialt* nro being used, it is not so icmarknblo that whut was
onee considered only suitable for furniture covering should
be utilised. Long evening coats uf brocade and tapestry,
recalling priests' robes, are exhibited ns among the very
latest fastiimih, and lucre could not bc anything more heniiti
tiful in coloring, design and texture. The great danger is in
the choice of color and weight of material If the tun heavy
and stiff is selected theu the garment looks heavy and lackh
the smart appearance damandod .
All white or all black evening clonks aro not so fashion
able us the colored, and there is a wide run go ul choice, from
the vivid shades to the soft pastel colorings. The latter are
must charming and generally becoming, hut the bright blue.
yellow, cerise, green and iilUUVo are extremely effective
while for those who prefer sharp contrasts iu color tho
•ipirit of self -denial aat U rmU te their fawinations. A
mrple velvet evening vo.tt has a deep yoke effect ia raws of
sbimug ur cord iug atraw tke skouldurs, tbe upper part vf
rhe sleeves uud the frants, tken down the fronts are bands
of marabout tbe exaet skade of the velvet, with a musk wider
baud around the botttm. Tke model exhibited is in the
lighter shade of heliotrope, but would look equally well in
auy other color except black, if made up in black there
wuuld be the risk that it might not be becoming, for blaek
marabout next the face is rather a dangerous experiment fur
auy but the most perfect «f complexions, and the groat point
of this garment is in tke trimming and material matching
so perfectly. White marabout trimming on the black velvet
has been attempted, but tbe effect is too garish to tie smart
unless the original model is modified by omitting tbe baud
around the bottom of the cloak und merely trimming the
collar, rovers and  front  witb the white,
One of the details of fashion this winter is to be the cloak
and wrap to match the evening gown, it must be admitted
the effect is fur better when all does correspund, tbe slippers,
gowu and wrap all tbe same shndo; but, again, this is a
matter of personal choke, und the contrast can be selected
if ko desired with the delightful consciousness tbat fvhion
so dearees, dust here is where the really and trulv economical woman has a chance to prove her ability. If the
has selected some une color as becoming aud gowns horself
always in thnt color, then the same wrap will look well over
hor different gowns, while slippers, stockings aud all the
details uf her dress will answer just as well for oue ^otvn
as for another, aud it is extraordinary how much money
can be saved by keeping tu the one color scheme.
The raglan sleeve is still a marked feature of tho louse
driving cunt and is to be used in the mure elaborate evening
coats, fur it has been proved to be most practical, us it
prevents the gown worn underneath it from becoming mussed
or wrinkled, us is sometimes the case with the ordinary sleeve
with too tight an armhole. A most remarknble improvement is to be noticed in the manner in which this fashion
of tho raglan sleeve is made. When the fashion was first
introduced there was not enough attention paid to tho lines
(always the lines), and apparently the one and only object
was to have the garment loose enough ou tbe shoulders. Now
the shoulders are always carefully fitted, the material, both
back and front, is carefully placed so that the fulness is
becomingly arranged, and the result is extraordinary. The
stout woman looks less large und the slender woman more
graceful. The sleeve is mysteriously dealt with, often not
appearing like a sleeve until at the wrist, for the upper part
is combined with tho back and front in some strange fashion
—that is, when for au evening wrap. In a day coat the
sleove is well defined, merely the ordinary shoulder seam
being omitted, and this because the sleeve commences virtually at the collar. As the fashions were originally designed
this gave too sloping a line, but with the present design it
Is extremely becoming.
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Bretelles and shoulder drapery of any sort are among tbe
clothes problems of which the homo dressmaker should be
very wary, for although, if managed properly, they will
afford her much aid in disguising faults of the figure and the
frock, they also are responsible for many very unsuccessful
gowns whose materials and general construction promised
well and whose failure to turn uut successfully is the occasion
of a good deal of distress.
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Gray with cerise is a dangerous combination unless just the
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should be reserved for thoso of slender build or drooping
shoulders. The kimono sleeve is also ri trying fashion to
persons of square build. The 6XC0 ively slender hnve au
advantage from it. but those who arc at alt heavy und thick
through the shoulders are to be pitleu as the victims of this
trying fashion.
I AM au entomologist; I did uot start
to be one; there wns a time I'd not
have known one had I chanced t
see oue. I would have boon a gardener
—alas! my hopes were blighted, for
bugs and (lies and worms nml things
eume to me uninvited. Unfit sitting 1
set a garden out, such daintv beds and
patches. Said I: " 'Twill "be a glad
some siyht, provided my seed hatches,"
(Now hatch may md be quite the word,
but rhyme is such a fetter to synonym
1 have to yield, though "sprout" wuuld
suit mo better.)
I mn uu entomologist; I have red bugs
so wary, I'm deep in entomology that's
quite involuntary. Upon my few potato
stalks are cross burred bugs and striped,
with appetites om u i \ urous a ud greed
that's truly biped. I hear them cull
across the Hold to feathered bugs and
furry: "There's lots of green stuff over
here—so hurry, hurry, hurry.'' And then
thore comes the bug parade from all tht
tields surrounding; I hear the locusts
rusty legs across the green sward sounding; 1 see the worms come trundling in.
the lord bug aud the lady; they get
beneath some luscious leaf, and in seclusion shady they eat my peas and spinach up. bugs rubust and bugs pallid;
they make my oabbuge into slaw nud
string beans into salad.
I am an entomologist; 1 ha e red bugs
and white ones; bugs young and old aud
middle-nged, and heavy hugs and light
ones. I have them lean, I have them
stout, dry land bugs and aquatic, and
bugs that leap frum leaf to leaf—I have
bugs acrobatic; I've bugs tbat crawl,
aud bugs that tly, bugs of each kind and
venue; potatu bugs, tomato bugs, ami
bugs fer every menu; I've some that
dig iu earth for roots, and Home that
feed on topses; I've hugs that pick thc
early fruits and bugs for all mv cropses.
Aiul so I've lost mv interest iu garden
stutl's uud "susses''; Vm Listing ull my
hugs und tilings and porting them in
1 am un entomologist; my heart 1 will
not harden; I gather every kind of bugh
and feed them in my garden; I roam
the byways uf my plot with lustrous
eyes and eager; what If the cnbbagcs
uie nil and foliage is meagre! I see a
new bug nud i knew I 've SCO rod another
capture, su I bohold it with delight uud
watch it eat with rupture; U stranger
worm goes wriggling past—1 watch its
pathway tin ish, to learn if it likes corn
nr pens or beans or squash or spinach.
I've len rued the names of them by
heart; I know their moods and tenses;
1 food them daily "n la carte" regardless of expenses. And so from humble
gardening, from toil's remorseless prison, I tread the scientific clouds—pray
j note how I have risen. I inuy not now
a huckster shine- -(greenstuffs, I beg
your pardon)—-but olll (he world of
bugs is mine! Prav conic into inv gar
den. .1. \V.  Foley
items of economy that  Uncle  Ham  is
putting   into  practice.
More than two hundred million dol
lars of tainted greenbacks—tainted,
however, with billions of disease germs
—were withdrawn from circulation and
destroyed last year. This vast amount
pf wealth, of course, had to be replaced
by new money. A certain citizen, reading about this, and knowing thut
Uncle Sam wus casting around fur economy methods, thought he could invent
tt.machine for washing money, nnd sell
it tu the government, He did. The
lirst machine, it is suid, cost $1.0(10.
Experiments in wnshing und ironing
notes have been conducted for some
time nt the Bureau of Engraving and
Printing and have convinced the officials that the method is a thoroughly
practical oue. Tt is estimated that at.
least eighty per cent, of the issues can
he retained ami the life of a bill
doubled, and at the same time all germs
will be destroyed by an antiseptic so
The installing of this machine will nu
doubt result iu the establishment of a
money-cleaning division of the Treu
Bury. The apparatus is made of hard
wood, and resembles iu a way the ordinary clothes-washing machine. It has
an upright handle above a central ub
lung oscillating vessel, with air-chambers at each end. In the central vessel is
warm soaped water, iu which the money
The case wilh which corns and wart*
can be removed by llolloway's Torn-
ture is its strongest rccununeudntiou.
It seldom  fails.
is placed. Then the handle is worked
back aud forth. The air in the chambers is compressed by the contents of
the vessel, thereby forcing tho water
through the money by pneumatic pressure. The process is us simple as washing
linen. After leaving tho washing Machine the notes are put through a
starching and ironing process. Of
course this new process is intended only
fur hills that have become soiled froi
use. Hills that have become too worn
for washing will bo destroyed as heretofore and new notes issued in their
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hud tied to her neck, and which «hc
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SATURDAY, OCT., 29   1910.
What the Editor has to say.
Mr. J. S. Willison, editor of The Toronto News, during
his recent visit to British Columbia, made a thorough investigation of the subject of Asiatic labor,and his views are embodied in several decidedly interesting ariticles in his newspaper.
He thus summarizes the situation: "The east cannot afford to
have any illusions as to the strength of the feeling on the Pacific coast against Asiatic labor, and particularly against the
incoming of Japanese, The people of Vancouver and Victoria
heard Sir Wilfrid Laurier with respect, but he did not change
their views nor dispel their uneasiness. lt is folly to imagine
that only the labor unions are hostile to Oriental immigration.
The feeling is common to the whole population outside of the
canners and saw mill owners and perhaps the financial interests by whieh they are supported. Por the Chinese as domestics there is an improved fueling; The Japanese are the object
of increasing fear and disfavor. It is not believed, although
the News has uo conclusive evidence to offer one way or the
other, that the agreement with Japan limiting immigration
from that country is observed. It is insisted that Japanese
disembark at the upper ports, that the invasion assumes formidable dimensions, that they are a social and industrial danger, and that failing some radical reversal of policy, British Columbia must become subtantially a province of Japan. Moreover, the Asititics are extending into the prairie country, and
thus the area disaffected is steadily enlarged' The coast people recognize the gravity of the labor problem. They know
what without a great supply of workers the development of
the country must be retarded. But nothing will avail against the determination to have a 'White Canada,' and parliament cannot afford to misunderstand ar neglect the situation."
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We have read with interest "Citizen's" letter in the last
issue of the News, in which that gentleman takes issue with
the editor of the Islander on the fight question.
Althoug differing from us in his views very widely, we
must congratulate the writer upon his epistle to the Cumber-
landers, which is entirely free from venom, which is a pleasure
to read after the dirty low underhand criticisms to which we
have at times been subjected.
We can always respect a man who differs from us in
views so long as he fights fair, and we consider that "Citi/,eu"is
entitled to a courteous reply.
"Citizen" quotes most generously from the columns of this
paper, and we consider that these extracts are the best part of
his letter, not because we claim any superiority for our writings from a literary standpoint, but because while we dealt in
facts only, "Citizen's" letter is made up largely of fiction.
This, no doubt, arises from the fact that while we got our information first hand, the correspondent has evidently received his
misinformation from some unreliable source.
When "Citizen" refers to the spectators at the Wyatt-
Standen fight as "a howling and blasphemous crowd" he is so
stigmatizing and libeling over three hundred of his fellow citizens, including a very large percentage of the business men ol
the town     The crowd was positively not blasphemous.
It is a pity that "Citizen" and others of his ilk call not
look at matters of this kind in a more broad-minded and tolerant spirit.
It takes all kinds of people to make up a world, and some
seek their enjoyment in life in one way and some in another,
and as long as these people interfere with the rights of no one
else, who has a right to say to them : "Vou shall not do this
If "Citizen" dot's not care Cor prize lighting that is his own
concern, and it his privilege to stay away from such exhibitions
but why should he seek to curtail the privileges of others who
do not regard the matter in the same light as himself?
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hi?>/:'„ /.-,:':W(t%m_MAJi"Si.fi??sQS»fe?^'3)20fSt?.;wv. yr;t
w ife < I@ «" TOU(I}W {(S^ ife J sfoMi ^^ «K-«' £©* 5S'J (tf.J ■» <i"l°>
During the month of November we give a Special Price on
every Suit in our store.
This is a genuine offer. Our stoek
is too large and MUST BE REDUCED. We would be very glad
to have you inspect for your
self the clothing we are offering
and see as to our values.
Simon Leiser Co., Ltd.
ci-n »\S)e *^<p)*i p\Q* r.®* (*■<?)* Piffls c tp)i! e_ft tffi/^ s.®(^ sR..^ VifsLft -^
8!BUi«!J»B *ig<iSJ ifGW i«&u ii'E)^ Wsu «®w ir© j <rc°i(&
To  the  printer who
does good work.
Good printing is the
only kind we do, and
our prices are   reasonable
If you wish to make your pinno or
fnrtiituiv appear juut like new, try ji
Urifoof liuyle's I'liiim and Funiiiuic
Pttlish, li is an oxoeptiunally gqoil
polish iui'1 you will nut uso nny otlier
nt'ier havii.g triuil it ..huh, !» i- pu'
up in V.f and $1.25 bottles Kor hmIh
by CluwS gravuut"the UIuih ler" oilier
F.»ui U—A gfln'lQUiiua felt hut in t' UU
g'i'iil Oulidlliull,     Ovuur   QUI)    liiVu   Hitliu
liv  pplyni" tu thu Ulai dur i fli.-o \ ruvii^
pioptft'y, unci p.ijing fur thUud.
Ijhr*—A  L (ly'a bnck  comb   iwt  wi 1
'•■•ui 'h.    Reward mi rotnr ii tr   '" 'L
The store is stoeked full.
Sjf( w.   .,*,   -v   C^*-  r>    :..,'»*,-    ~r  <,**  <*r ft>»  tf-*' rt
% »aa ^ «<*? /i* o3 o>* '">' iKV o5SP«!
Cumberland &  Union yvater-
woi-KS Co., Ltd.
Sprinkling will bo allowed only
lititwren the hours of ? tn 8 ii.lt). nml
7 to S p.m.
Lt'ukiug Ui\en inuhi lie attended to.
Any uliange . or additions to exisling
piping  iiiuhI  lm   snnd ioned   liy   the
A. McKnkiht,
Boys'sailol suits, 2 pieces, slightly soiled, reg. price $3,50
going at 81 00
Girls'Baiior suits, I piece, re. price §3.50 going at $1 25
Japanese Matting 15c yd.
Knglish (Ixford Sheeting reg. loe & 20c yilj going (it 12£c
These are .'i f wot the specials that will be on during the
coming week
3 Barrister,   Solicitor   and
5 Notary Public,
fvOO<><>O<KW>0<><><><>O<><><><>O<KKK>O ■
The finest hotel in lh ecity-
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kindB of Good
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Furnished RoomB to Let, opposite Iht
Wanted —Three Young Piija ; send priot
and particulars. T. A. L, Smith.
Hornby Island. ji!)
Two Ltu;ht Draft Teams, weight aboul
14001bB. Apply Shopland Bnw,.
Sandwiok. jll
Fur S*le—9 Milk Cnws and '.* Heifers
Apply H. S. Purteus, Hankshaw.
Courtenay. JIB
8 Roomed   House and Double Lot foi
Sale, cheap; ur   will  tent furnished
Mra. Ree,
For S di .—Chicken Ranch Saoresj Good
House (i-cct'irly renovated), 30u l-yii.-.
huiiH, brooder house and outhoUBev,
orchard, yo-d a-trden, Apply Mre
Hill, nppositD Di. Bo.tdnoli's, Cotnox.
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
The  McClary   Manufactuing  Co-
Sherwin-Williams Paints
an 881
The Furniture Store.
We have just, received another lar ;e oonKignment of Dres3erB, Cheff-
onieres, Buffdts, China Cabinets, Diners, Music Cabinets and
Rockers in quarter cut oak and mahogany.
You Are Invited to call and Inspect our Stock.
The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McK-LNNON       Cumberland, B.O
Tho ibnvA will In1 (iiiiil tn tliu por.oi
giving lufoiiiin'ii ii whidi lewti, tu tiie
L'.iiivlo'iini if llm puny or |i'.rtit'B wli'
shut mill ki'lod my mini- cell un llm nit/lii
nl Supl , -I'll, in lln' vicinity nf iny S. K
K'lrilUr   |HiRt.    Aillltl'HH,  .1.   l.HWICIICI,    Kyi
Hay, U  x. II 0.
Any jii'i-cn ur iHTsntlM wislnii^ li
rut nny t'lilli'ii l.inilini' nil Cil.\   I'm!
Luis  urn ill   lihm'IV   t II   llllll   Clin
siune niMiy for lliuir nwn use,
Any Hluiiiling linilicr uiiisi not In
!.■;.I rn- destrnyi'd.
Any person or pprsons fouiiil dump
iii|^ garoago or rufuuu un mime will Lii
liy order of liio Cily Council.
A.  .Ml'KlNNON,
Cily Clerk.
City Hull, Am. 10th, HMO.
Noice to Advertisers.
Cluuure adveHisBraents for
Saturday mornings issue must
liu in this office not later than
10 a.m. ou Thursday,
Pilsener Beer
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
==Best on the Coasts
Pilsener Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
See   us  about your
next printing job
Prints everything
Prints it well
Stratford Centre, Wolfe Co., Que.
"1 have been completely cureil of a
frightful condition of my Stomach
through the wonderful fruit medicine
'Fruit-a-tives'. I coul,1 not eat anything
but whut 1 suffered awful pain frum
My licu'l ached incessantly.
I was told to try 'Frult-a-tives' and
tent for six boxes, Now I am entirely
well, can eat anv ordinary food and
never bave a Headache."
50c. a Ikix. 6 for $2.50, or trial box,
15c. At uii dealers or from Fruit-a-
tives Limited, Ottawi.
WIIKN  Marli Twain wenl to Wash
ington I.. 11, I., gol :i copyright
'ssinnii tuck
Iniu mil  1111,' all,nu...11  In Chevy 1 'lllise.
Mark Twain refnsed to play golf himself, bul consented tn wall, ovor llm
course   an.!   watch   llie congressman's
strokes.    The em i^ress i  was rather
a .fuller al leoillj; "11. lie sent elnuiis ni
t-.if.li (lying in all direct
lnilc nis confusion, lie saiil in his guost
"Whal .1.. ymi Ihink of nur links here,
Mr. Clemens?" " Hest I ever tasted,"
snid Mark Twain, as he wiped the dirt
from his lips with his handkerchief.
IiiN'l'K itnew a num who got rich
picking liiicklelieirii's." "How unfortunate that he wasted his time."
"Wasted liis limef I said he got rich. "
" I know; but. a man who cnuld ael rich
picking huckleberries cnuld undoubtedly  gel   much   richer   iloiug   something
Llilill AMI'Tllll.! e fnni.it His-
marek rending AndersonJs story
mi the Ugly Duckling, which relates liuw ii ducli'lnilclicil a swan's egg,
and how the cygnijt wus jeered nt by his
putative brethren, the ducklings, until
..ne dav it iruup uf lordly swans, Hunting
down the river, saluted him lis nne uf
their race. "Ah," observed Bisroarek,
"it was a long time liefore my pour
mnl her could be persuaded that in
hatching uie she had nut produced a
goose."             j   ^   >
AT a men's party .the pastor caution
ed his parishioners against looking nt nther men's wives, and offered a silk hat tn Ihe mull whn would
.-land up and suv that he hud not su
iiliendcil. One of thc conlidiug kind of
husbands, when he gut home was innocently telling llis wife about it when
she interrupted. "Of course, John, you
(;,.! right up." .luliii apparently had
uot anticipated a personal application,
hut lie answered guilelessly, "Of course
imt. Mnrv vun know liuw punky I look
iu a silk hut."
IT would he hard to surpass the delicate compliment te his chosen fair
oho, paid on the spur uf a momont
hv an illiterate darkey iu the Smith,
when lie was married hy a white min-
Thon, to| later. At the conclusion uf the ceremony the grnuin nskod Hie price of the
service. "Oh, well " lltiswered the uiiu-
isler, "vim cun pay me whatever ynu
Ihink it'is worth lu ymi." The negro
turned   and   silently   lookod   his  bride
    over  from  head tn tout;  then, slowly
| rolling up Hie whites nf llis eyes, suid;
Vory many persons die annually frum j " l.awd, sail, yon hus ruined me I'm life;
cholera mul kindred summer complaints, you lias  for sine."
who   might   have   been   -ave,I   it   propel ...
remedies had been usod.   If attacked do   _  ..   . .   ,   „,„„„
,,i ,.- i   .,,     ,-.,     i    TN  a     nohcies   ul    insurance   these,
;r ffig 'fis,im,T::;!i, ."■,. .11 -4»«* •**"«»■*»
medicine   tlmt   never   fails  In  ulTecl   :, : "'"'.''    " Age nt lather..1 livmgl
,   "Ageol mother, il living.'      A man in
. j th" country whn tilled up nn application
I made his father', nge, "if living." one
hundred   and    twelve    years,    and    his
     mother's   I    hundred   and   two.     The
t\     M      a    I)    n 1     f»-ll      ngent wa- amazed nt lhis, nnd fancied
Dr.Martel sreraale rills '■ I""1 rm,{]"" :T,el.l "'T"":
_____---mm^__________--______.   'hut,  feeling somewlinl  dubious, lie re
" "™    '   ! marked  lhal  the appliennt came uf a
,-rv lung lived family, "Oh. you see,
ir,'" replied lie, "my parents died
linny years ago, but. 'if living.' would
io aged as thoro put down." " Exact
v- I understand.'.' said ihe ageul.
ike pain
Tli..se  whn   have
inaptly,  and  thnn.
^.ew.'nliwl nim m.cummin.*" iur Wt.iuen'1 -\
n unit, a wiicntilloallj |ircpansl rciiM-dv uf vr'ivet
Ror'li. "The refill irn.11 their in>t> ic tiuiuh wit
penutneni, Kor sale ni _t\ ilriitt *tnn-n
HK !ifni ntver frked talon -.4 lus
rod wm aew dim) sklnMg nitk n>
splendent varnish. I'WtlesHly
attired, he was whipping t\ trout stream
when, by some odd cbance, he got u
bite, a one-pounder, from thu way the
line strained. Re did not play the
fith ut all. With rod hold .straight ahead
ho slowly and steadily reeled him in.
Presently the lisli was directly below
the end of the rod. Did he stop? No—
ho kept on reeling the (ish in, und final
ly the iish's head touched the tip. The
man even tried to pull him through the
ring. Juvt then he saw a man fttaudiug
ou shore, and turning with a bewildered
look ho said. "What shall L do now?"
"The only thing you can do now," the
man said, "is to climb up the pole after
AN elderly lady patieut in tke Kea
tacky mountains was twfferiig
from a malady, the remedy foi
whieh the doetor prescribed iu the form
of capsules. The old woman trusted he;
medical adviser, but Vor the medicine
she evinced suspicion. Sometime after
ho hud tnken the capsules, she was ask
ed by her son how she felt. "Poorly."
Don't you want mithin' to eat?"
No." Soon, however, the old woman
arose from bed and took her sent in a
reeking chair. Thinking that tho attention would lie gratefully received, the
80H filled her pipe, and' taking a live
I'oal from Hie hearth, carried both to
his mot her. "Take that away, hoo I"
yelled the old woman in the utmost
fright. "Don't you kuow bcttur'u to
come near me when 1 've got those cartridges in mc!'"
vester made hw record in tho third hent
of u race and came home ahuoluteiy
alone. Tho Harvester hns certainly
won and uwus more championships than
any other trotting stallion.
With the Horses
gjgjgmgg    T
rpoohti, Hn
The one remedy that positively cures
and olher diseases affecting the veins.
Tower,   wliere   the
,■ es among a  party
English comedian, with
ids one day went to the
found them*
eager   sight-
, 11 liiimlii't whore thu crown
lun.Tiiiinn K. Uftluw. ot ta l'carl St., Springfield] jewels an- uii view, ll wai, a vvniiinn
Mivw., iau I"' .....si l.L.vi- an operation. Ill, preferred ...l,„ ..., . ,.v,,|ainiliL' In Hu' cutler HirOtlS
a*m  AilSOllBINB, JR., anil noon _m rum-    _"     "•'       *pu»nmg f- j,
yW.-ly .ur..l-l,:w lod no return el the ti'.lible.   Uiid. < tin'    history   nl    tlu'   articles   displayed.
auUHiHilir. .'Tl.'ricil iippllci,tli.n: positively  h-irmkim.     . .   ,, ,     ,-      i   ., , ,..||..|lt«..,. «ti»> iiiid-
KBMOVtm lliillrt', IV.'ii . Tuinoni, Viirlwi<*le, riyilitH-elc,    "t t'"   ''"I nl  a '"I L Ulllliugll, ttisiis.
rtftjBiil.li'iit-iiitiiuuiiii-r. lloolHFiu.ill.'Htlimiiilubn.'is    "\n.l    litis   is   Ainu'   lli.ll'Vlls   i-lnvvll.
*,M4 ur... 5^..,) ft va. bottlo at draw, ste or de ll?rr«l.   „,     ,
*. F. nilNB. P. D. F.,210 Temple 8t,fiiriof.«ld1fc».    ' ""'
LVniKR, Ltd.. Koaln-nl, l*nn,l«. Alt.,..
Ah. lumkh^l h, II.1UTIK BULK A HTHRE ,U, nto.lt** .
TUF A4TI0KAI, IIHIII * I'llBttll'.IL V0-. Wlnlp,. t tal-
ll I
llguiimt llm wall i
India I.lu jztii'l'. "ll
poor vviiinaii. in .ii?
matter?" "Nnl lii
pilot! 'I ""li'. in bruki
lilill'lllV     UVITI'IIUIU,
li'urs, nnd luiined
seeniillKl? iiiii'iin-
air,'' iaqniii'd tlu'
,-s..  "vvliat   is  llm
•    Nothiiiifl" re
i ,'l.ls.    "llnn'l
i-i lint Hit' fnt't i~. I lu
nmilv m. lonn."
f   ADV i 'i if H
Li    reporter
Kills Bone Spavin
Rich VtJlty, AIU. Ml, '201b. 180t
"I b«Tc utd your Spi.lu Curator .
twig lime aid would sot be without It
Rove killed . Bone Spavin by Itt um."
Thai   tell,   the   wbole   .tory.    Aad
boadred. of tboudaml. hire bad the
Mme experience Id tbe past 10 yeara.
For Spavin, Riagbone, Curb,
Splint, Swellings and
all lameness,
Keadall', Spavin Oute cure, tbe
tronble—m.kr, tbe horse aotiud end
WfU—aad *avr. moary for tlte owner
becanae It remote, the cauao ot ibe
Keep a bottle alwaef at lund florS
for fi, Oood for man and beait. Aak
your dealer lor free ropy of our pnok
"A Treaiiie On The H,or.e" or wrlw u^
11 >. J. KniDUI. C*. Eneiktirf Hill, VI.
IK   in.'iiHv  ilirlnnal  tu  a
Mini   '' Aini'i i.-aii    .'iiint'ii.
iiiuli'i   Hii' uuw  reigll, will  lm luss
pruniincnt iu Lumlun sui-iutv." hut ndd-
Al'li't all. |.,'ilia|i.s.' llii'V ui.l.'l
euro llllleh. 'I'lllire lias alvvaya lit.mi a
iut nl' (rive and tnke in theli* HOeinl nil
vi'iiiur.'s.    Iliil   Amertciui  w u  ii.tv,-
I spirit, nml it thev hnve tnkon a (rond
dual il.i'.v linvc (jivon bai'li still more.
| An Engljshwoninn enlletl uu an Ainori-
i fan I'nuiiifss iu Uelgrnvln. '' III, I
'■ thuii(,'hl vun were nu: Hint'« why 1
enlletl,' I tic Rngllsliwomnn suid iu her
| sweet, I'li-ar insolent, Knulisli voice
i' Woll, uu vi.n know, I Ihouglll I wna
• uut.  Hm.' ilu-  Aiiicrifnn  roplled,    ' Mv
I stupid   man   musl   luivu   taken   ■ nu   fur
THK emnivnl at   llrinomoutli  wns n
huge sueeoss,    Hussiu was une ul'
ilu-  subscribing  visitors, uud  on-
.juvt'tl himself Immensely, eveu nlthougli
niiiu.v nf the fair revt'li'is ivore innsKs
I ..I  funtustie ami [leeulint dusiiitis,   One
i lii.lv iu piirticnlur nttructntl Ousslo'a ul
I tentlon.    Sh,.  wure  a   md   Wellington
i nose nntl cheeks of Ulnrltsou mitinil'iir
i tui''. hul these iluulii.nl attractions wire
compeii8iilcil for l.v hot Hylpli-llko form
"——— '  laud f'nirv like ninvciiii'iits,    (Iti-sii- made
THE PEEFECT CLOCK the running nsttldiiously,  I, soiling a
THK mosl at'curntc timekeeper in the   luvnrulilr ehnnee, piloted Hie Imlv tu ll
world  is snid  to he the electric secluded corner.   "Hn i kiss.    Iio
clock in il.,. Ims. i ui ii„. lier   btentlicd in liei enn "«  '"I '
lie Observntory.    II  is onclosod in „,,  your ninsk nnd glvo me n kiss.    "Sir!
itir-tighl   ulas.' cylinder,  and  litis  fro I l'ri'"1 ''"' lll,l-v' imliitmniilv. "I am mil
i|iit'iitly nm for periods .if Iwn ur llir,'.'| li,,iiri"S ■! mask!"
months with uu nveruge dnilv deviation ,    .    .
H"   " '     " -"■"         K -n , hunting t-xpeiUtinn
for   several   dayw    in    the   buck
woods, roughing ii roi hor sovero
I iv.  and   en  lakin^ u   ^'iii   in  a   raiUvny
-nrriage rolunitng homo words If lookod
i begrlineil and wotitlier healen a trap
iits a
re mil satis
'11       i'
Hi   this
I'lTmi-   ai.
lll!'     1.
dug nm
1..   I,,
secure idea
IIS     ll
r   a   .'In
K   In
keeping il
imt   unjy   iii  aii   uir tijilil   cam;,
an   underground   va.ili   win-re  '-iianne--
neilhcr   nf   temper/nun.   nor   nf   Imi rn
niftrif in—mv shull over nlTevi it.
'.'^'AniTCS^.P  t
I per  nn  ovor  brought   lii-  >lmm  int
■ -.■•(tlenient. He ltii|i|ienod tn lind a Meat j
i next to a young lailv    ovidootlv belong
ii:,<j  tn   IIOHtOn-    Who",  rif!i>|   luking  Hlock
'ni' lilm  for a  few  tiiiuiitoit. romurhed: i
"Don'l   yoil   lind   an   ntlevly   pflBBlonf til j
i -viiiputliy witli nature's must Incnrnotel
ii'spiriiUnnH itinong lhe *ky topping,
inoiiiitnlns and the dim bih.W of thej
horizon toueh'mg    I'orcfts,     mv     good
i nan,'"    "'Hi. yes" replied lhe oppftr
enl hnckwondmiitin; "nnd I am also frr ;
qunntly   drawn   mt"  tin   exaltation   or
I rnpi  souli'itlneso  I bontlfie Ineandea ■
conl   infinily   of  nh«trncl   GO'ntliignity
■ »|i*]i my horse stiimbleH. "Inderd'"j
'-iii.l tin- young Ittdv, muoh Burprlued,
'■I liad "" ideu lhe lower eliiHS.-s frll I
1 like that."
loir   DraKKUt   Will   Tell   Ton
Murine Eye Iteuieiy Relieves Sort Eyw<, |
I StrenstheiiR TlVeuk   Kyes.  Doesn't Bmurt,
. Sootlkffl Eyo Pain, and Sells (or Wtt Try
: Murine   io   Your   lOyes   and   In   Itaby'n
I Ky**jj for Seoly  Kyltds and Grunulutnoi. I
IN tho majority of instances, whei a
new trotting (-lall'io. has appeared
it. has been t.'io iiiiexjoeKM whieh
happened. That wae not 'In- caso with
'I'he Harvester when he trotted liis famous third heat at. Port Erie i'i ^.0U. The
trotting world (Irmly believed that when
Trainer (leers got ready he would send
his matchless five-year-old for the record and get it. if there was anything
unexpected it. was. that, few expected
onld do it in the third heat, of a
That clever horseman uo doubt
looked upon the first uud second miles
an good sharp wink outs and considered
that his horse had got just the right
preparation for a champion eitort. There
is a   general conviction  that The  Har
ter has nol reached his speed limit
and that in tlu- near future he will
strike the two minute mark. As the
free for all failed to till at Boston, no
itring to meet the stnllion chain-
it it- probable that he will mnke
his big enort there agaiust the watch,
md with a good day and track and a
runner to pace him he should get there
in two minutes.
It is pieman t(i note that The liar
vester pedigree is ideal for a correct
Hotting standpoint, and that it oni
braces a good combination of tho lead
ing trotting lines, lle is by Walnut
Uall, 2.0SV|. He presents a splendid
study.ia pedigrees, fur he was by Con
duct'or and he by l-.leetioiieer, who war
bv Hamti.ctonian, duui droen Mountain
Maid hv Harry Clay. The dam of Wai
nut Hull was' Maggie Yeager by lied
Wilkes, dam Dacia Payne, by Almont,
seeond dam. Maggie'(luines. by Mood's
illack Hawk. Ited Wilkes was by (too,
Wilkes, dam Queen Dodo, by Mnmbring
Chief. Here we have a splendid blond
of the hlood of Electioneer, Oeorge
Wilkes and Almont.
The pedigree of Notelet, the dam of
The Harvester, is equally rich in high-
class blood Hue*. Bhe is by that wonderful colt producer, Moko, be hv Harou
Wilkes dam Hello Patchen, by Mnui-
lirino I'atchen. Molt o's dam was (..iiu-en
Kihel, by Strathmore, tnat sterling son
ol' Hainbletoniuu, while her dam wns
I'riucesH Ethel, by Volunteer, by Ham-
liletonian. Here is the strongest possible concentration of Hnmbletoninn
blood. The dam of Notelet. was Tablet,
by Cuyler, he by Unuibletonlan, and out
of Orey Hone, by llambh'totiian Second,
while her dam was Prefix, by Puncoast,
.lam G11I a tea, hy Messenger Duroe. by
llainbletoniaii. Hyacinth, by Volunteer,
was the fifth dam and lhe sixth was the
famous Clara, dam of Dexter, -A'1/*, hy
American Star.
Champion stallions are rare and there
have only been seventeen in fifty two
years. l'n ISR8 Ethan Allan put the
mark at 2,28, hi all human.probability
before this season closes The Harvester
will have placed it at two minutes or
half a second a year on the avemge.
Hut records do not drop mathematically.
From lNf'K lo 1884 there were only nine
champion stallions. Ethan Allan', 2,28;
(leorge Al. I'atchen, 2.24j I'earnaught,
•.:SMt: Ceorge Wilkes. ^22; Joy Honld,
2.21 Vi; Mainbrino (lift, 2.20; Smuggler,
•J.lfr'/t; I'hallas, tUflftj ami MaxieCobb,
2.18Vi, From 188H to 1903 the record
lilt lhe uiij-htv Creseens in 1900 cut it
L'.l.'l'/t iu IBSA and it stood there till
1889, when the marvelous three year old
colt Axtell cut it to 2.12 and became at
once Ihe all aged, as well as the three-
year old, trotting champion. His reign
onlv lasted till INftO, when it was captured by Nelson in 2.10%. In 1891
thore were three champions. AUertoa
trotted in 2,10, Nelson tied the mark.
Allerton then trotted in B.09!4. and late
in the season 1'alo Alto cut the record
to 2,08%, getting within hall" a second
of the world'" champion record of
8.08%, held by Hanoi. The following
yi ar that game race horse. Kremlin, put
it down tu E.UT'Mi and a year later, ia
1893, that young black cyclone, Directum, cot it down to '-'.or.'/i. lu four
years lln- record had dropped from 2,12
to 2,0fi'/t. There the record stood a
bright and Hhlnlna mark for seven years
till the might) Cresctus in 1900 cut it
lo 'J.04. In 1901 ho reduced it to 'J.02Vi,
wliere it  has stood for nine years.
Ilul Ihe iecoi.1 of The Harvester is
far greater than the mere reduction of
a ipuirter ot ;, second, for lhe record of
Creseens  was   made  ngainst   time,   with
a pacemaker at the side, while Tlm Har-
Thc Beauty of a Clear Skin—The condition of the liver regulates tin- con
dition of the blood. A disordered liver
causes Impurities in ilu- blood and these
-how themselves in blemishes ou the
nkln. Purmelee'a Vegetable Pills in
H'tiug upon lhe liver act upon the blood
ami a clear, healthy "kin wil! follow
intelligent use of this standard medicine. Ladies, who wilt fully appreciate
this prime quality <.f these pills, can
use them with the certainly that tbe
effect will l»e most gratifying,
THK   microbe   of   baldness   fans  bien
discovered; bot the microbe is sot
the cause of baldness. Tiio microbe is found va bald heads, because
it lives where hair cannot live; but it
is no more to be blamed for buhlaess
than the weed growing rank on worn-
out, abandoned laud is to be blamed
ior the touditiou of the laud.
Baldness aud hardening of the arteries (arterio sclerosis) arise from the
same cause. The scalp is irrigated and
nourished by different groups of arteries. These carry nourishment to the
hair. If the head-covering compresses
ihe arteries, as it does occasionally, the
blood cannot circulate witb force enough
to roach the hair's roots. As a result
the hair dies ami the heud becomes
bald, lirst in spots, then all over, whei
ever the roots of the hnlr do not receive nourishment, just is grass .lies
ou tbe prairie whose irrigating canalfl
run dry.
Tbt! hair disappears first from the
terminal points uf the arterial systems,
because, as those regions aro lhe lust
to bo reached hy the irrigating fluids,
they aro the first to suffer when the
streams diminish. The sculp is one uf
the advance-guards of tho system; one
of the first to signel the proximity of
the enemy. Since a covering of hair
was placed upon tho scalp to protect
the scalp, it. is foolish to shave Ihe
head or to strip the hair of its oily
cover hy using alkaline washes, alcohol
or soap shampoos. Cold water is unnatural, aad has a tendency to do seri
ous harm not only to tho hair and the
head, but to the whole system. Tbo
head should uot be shaved after sickness, because the convalescent needs the
protect ion given to the scalp by the
The chief care in case of falling hair
should lie tin- maintenance of tho blood-
supply. The blood should be enriched,
purified, and made to circulate, if the
comb aud the brush bring out hair it
is because the hair is dead and ready
to fall. Strong hair takes the place of
hair that falls out; weak hair, hair
lhat will die, is liable to take tlte place
of the hair that is left to fall out naturally.
I laid n ess and grey hair are very
different matters. The normal color of
the 11 ll it" depends upon the depnj.it of
pigment in the fluids running through
the nutrition channels. Man's hair is
like the pelt of the animal; it whitens
where the skin is irritated, subjected
to pressure, or kept wet.
Alkaline and alcoholic washes, or
sua[i and water, hnslon the discoloration of the hair. Habitual frictions of
tbe scalp with beef marrow or oils
gives the hair nourishment. That oily
tin tils are the natural capillary nourish'
ment is shown by the microscope. Bo-
Pore the hair springs from the follicle
it bathes in the fluid held iu the ter
miaul cup of ilu- sebaceous glands.'
which tones the color, strengthens the
pigmentary deposit, and renders the
hair more or less impermeable to thc
destructive action of atmospheric, heat
und cold.
To sum up, the head should be protected by its hair, the scalp should be
massaged with oils, ami the general
system should be so cared for thut there
will be no diminution of the blood-supply of the scalp.
Drown bread, oatmeal baked in the
form of oat ctiKC or biscuits, not too
much    liquid   at    meals,   ami   constant
cleanliness are fhe best aids in preserving the toetb.
A very good substitBt* for glue can
be made by rubbing a piece of cold boiled potato on paper until it is of the
right consistency, wheu it will be found
to be equal to stroug glue or cement,
For cleaning boots a strip of carpet
glued to a piece of wood will remove
mud from boots very quickly ami without the slightest injury lo the leather,
and is much better than the usual brush.
Here is a test for watered milk which
is simplicity iiself. A welt polished
knitting needle is dipped into u deep
vessel of roll!, and immediately withdrawn in an upright position. If the
sample is pint-, some of the fluid will
hang to the noodle; bnt if water has
been added lo tho milk, even iu small
proportions, (he fluid will lift adhere
to the needle.
To loosou a glass stopper which has
become fixed, a good plan is thit of dipping a feather iu salad eil and letting
u drop or two fall all round the opening.
The decanter or bottle should theu be
placed at a short distance from tho tire.
It will probably bo necossarv to give
the neck a gentle hit on one side and
then on the olher before the stopper
will give way. A little more oil. warmth,
and another gentle knock may. perhaps,
be requited if the bottle has not been
in use for some time, aud lui" contained
wine or syrup.
AWKU.KNOWN public man tells
that he was lishiug mice in Lake
Killaruey. 'lhe only evidence he
found of the tinny tribe ever having in
habited that body of water was a rumor
circulating aliout lhat Brian McCarty,
or a man of some such name, had captured a saimini there along about 150
When troubled witb faU
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tha imuttaf tnd (tlaflaft Alio
cures call, burnt, gorei and plUi.
Zaa-Buk ii madafrom pvnhar-
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mineral poiioni. Flaelt healer I
Dragjiiti an* sum Itm *mmw*.
Hut Smith determined to (ish anyway.
aud lured a guide lo show him tho fci>ot}
places. Ue fiulied quite a while am{ got
not. eveu a nibble.
"Guide, are there any tish in ihi*
lako?" demanded Smith.
'M.nshins iv thim." was the prompt
'' Any trout ,'''
'' Any buss?''
' 'Shure.''
'' Any croppies'. ''
' 'IShure.''
■' Any thermometers?''
'' Sbure,'' responded the guide, but
in a confidential tone. "Shure, lots iv
thitn. If yer wor here in March ye'ri
see thim lupin' all over the lake."*
Smith decided to wait until March.
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Tin. practice ol' placing W' ""Sk i"' 1,,""Is "I1"1' eignts lunl it? origin in tl„-
inilv tlHYS »*' cignr'Sniokingi :,,l,t W!,s (Iwigned ns a I'unvonicnce tnr Spnniali nnil
i'iiluiii womon Bniokcrf.
The lin*t bands H8«<l w,'r*' of plain Mnniln pnper, wlileli tlio woman smoker
removed from llie rigar mul placed upon her finger, lor tine in lliekinn Uie nsli
from Hie cigur without soilino. or hunting the Bitgors.
Manufacturers Inter sought tn improve the appearance of tuolr eignrs Iit
substituting handsomely colored nud embossed bauds for the plain rings of
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Miirs coildtied to the higher priced goods, tins gradually extended, until ut llie
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manufacturers that its absence frum ti cigar is in some circles regarded as more
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li     & By Beatrice Heron Maxwell
WHO is that, young lady?"
Mr. Otto Wornhetm asked
thu question in his ubuoI quiet
voice,, and with » man nor indicating
indifforeuoo as to the answer, but hiH
hostess hastenuil tu follow hia glance
and nee who had arrested liis attention.
"The girl in whito?" sho queried.
"I'm afraid T can't tell you. Mrs.
Hurst brought lier. Hut I will find
"Don't trouble, Lady Murray," ho
answered equably. "My interest in hor
wub merely transient."
And he would have passed on, but
that ut thai, moment Mrs. Hurst up
preached, and l.ady Murray, turning to
lier, said:
"Mr. Wernlieim has just askod me
tho name of thu girl yuu are chaperon
tog to-night."
Thero was a dicker of hesitation iu
Mre. Hurst's oyos before she replied:
"She is a young aousln of mint., Violet Quest. I ashed you to let me bring
hdr because she gets very littlo pleasure. 1 um always sorry for girls who
have a dull time."
" You think it is tho prescriptive
right of girlhood to enjoy itself?" ho
sold, smiling.
"Yes; especially pretty girlhood. You
tind her attractive looking, Mr. Woru-
He understood the drift of tho question, but merely bowed an assent.
"Bhe possosseH uo other claim to your
interest?" persisted Mrs. Hurst. "She
ii poor, unknown to the groat world,
and without Influence."
"A handsome girl always has pussi
bilities," he said, and looked across at
the graceful figure in white again.
Then he moved away, and Mrs. Hurst
followed their hostess, who had gono inti the ballroom.
"I>ady Murray," she suid, io a subdued tune, "is it true that Mr. Wern-
it'im is a politician—not a press agent,
ai he calls himself?"
"1 have heard rumors," Lady Murray
acknowledged. "In any case he is u
personage, and oue meets him everywhere. ''
"I hope he won't try to mix Violet
up in any Anglo Prussian movement,"
Mrs. Hurst remarked.
Meanwhile Violet herself, serenely |
uuconscious of tlio talk about her, felt J
like Cinderella ut the moment when
thn Prinfle arrived upon tho scene,
Por she had just finished her third
•lance with Count Branch an Knglish
Tinn by birth, au Austrian nobleman
by rignt of descent ou his mother's
side, and ll diplomat by profession;
moroovcr, one of the most popular men
in the capital of the world—London.
How great a flattery his preference for
har was she did not know; she was
icarccly aware of the fact that many
ayes followed them while they waltzed
together, and many envious lips wins
pered questions and comments.
AH sho knew was that the world, ittill
and grey iu ..or home-life, hud suddenly
•hanged into a sphere so bright and
wonderful that  it dazzled her.
"I have beeu," Paul Brand was say
!ng to hor, "in all tha gardens of the
world—EaSt aud West—and seen beau
tiful flowers everywhere, but never be
r'oro to-night have I wanted to gather
any one of tliem and make it my own."
Her face was turned awav from him
rod-brown hair shadow-
ves thai were east down
s. But he could see the
ng ami contour of her
thought, as lie studied
is a perfect blossom for
if lie could reach il.
igllflh llowers best," she
ily—"roses and lilies?"
lilies,"   he  repeated,
Which is your favor
»woot nnmo-itowerf "
you some tomorrow,"
s you will let me bring
,li swept over her face,
dewy, diffident eyes to
Hie aureole of
ing dark blue .
in sweet, sliym-
exquisltU   color
profile, and  he
it, that here w
i man to pluclj
"You like 13
islced tromulou
"Hoses uui
■ and—violets,
tto—your own
She assented.
"I will Bond
he said, " iinloi
A sudden ilu
and she raised
hit. _**____*___________.
"Count," she said, "1 am not quite
like tbo other girls here to-night. You
don't understand. They aro all In your
own set—they belong to this world
always—but i am only a little stranger
here. X go back to-night to my usual
lifo in a vory poor home, that is not—
n«t suitable for you to come to."
"Violate grow best and sweetest in
the shade," ho answered, "I singled
you out as different in oue way from
m the othor girls here. I am not with-
nit understanding aiul discrimination,
yon see. I shall be proud and honored
if you will let me come to your little
But she still demurred, until at Inst,
teeing that hov earnestness matched his
ewn, he took her hand in his,
"It is you who do uot understand,"
he said. "I. am pleading with you for
something more than the privilege of
paying a visit -something that I dure
*ot ask you yet. I have only five days
left in Loudon, then i return to Vienna.
I'leaBo let me come; and believe that
tbe humblest of rooms, with you in it,
would seem a shrine to me."
It wat; at this moment that a suave
(■•ice close to them suid:
"I am the boarer of u mesngo to
Hist Violet Guest.   May I delivor it?"
And the Prussian, serene and courteous, bowed both to Violet and Count
Brand, who rose, polite but formal.
"I trout 1 do not Interrupt," said
Wernheim. "Your dnnco is past or to
"It is ovor," answered Violot.
am not engaged for this one.    Wlmt is
the message, please?"
There was a pause, the Prussian expressing by hia silence that he was waiting for the Count to depart.
Count Brand held out his arm.
"May i take you back to Mrs.
Hurst?" he asked. "Perhaps this gentleman's message can be delayed for a
"Pardon me"—Wernheim nlso offered his arm—"my message is urgent.
Allow mo to give it while conducting
you to Mrs. Hurst.'
Violet looked appealingly at the
Mount; tho situation was perplexing.
Ho decided it for her by bowing and
withdrawing, saying as he did to:
"I hope you will spare me another
4mm later."
As they went towards the ballroom
Wornbciin lod her across the couserva
tory to a corner where a secluded seat
was almost hidden by palms.
"My message is from my Government, ho said, as ho took his place by
her side; "and 1 count on the honor
and discretion thnt I havo alwoys found
in English ladies. Mny I consider the
matter will bo treated by yon us con
"I do not understand you, sir," sho
answered. "I think you must be mistaking me for someone else."
"Not at all. I should have approached you more gradually and diplomatically if there had beon moro time. As
it is, the favor I ask of you is too
urgent to admit of a moment's delay."
"The favor?" she stammered.
"You havo made the acquaintance tonight of a diplomatist," ho went oa,
"who is greatly attracted by you; yet
I do uol. think ho is a marrying man.
He hns the reputation of being an impressionable nnd irresistible lover. Your
influence would, I am sum, be sufficient,
during tho first stage of hia admiration,
to gain from him one little piece of
Information that I want,"
She would have spoken in protest,
but he made an imperative gesture of
"T havo just learnt your history.
You have a mother who is ill and iu
poverty. With monoy yon could restore
her to health. I would place in a bank,
to your account, the sum of five hundred pounds if, within five days, you
toll me the name of the Franco-Russian
secret agent employed by Count Brand
at Belgrade, tn diplomacy it iB sometimes host to be quite open. Therefore,
I will tell you frankly that we have
ascertained, by our Emperor's recent
lii tlo yachting expedition, that France
is not ready to fight; nud the one thing
we wish fo know at this moment is
whether Kngland is going to form a
sccrot alliance with France and Russia j
against Germany or has come to any
understanding with either of these Powers on that subject, You soc, therefore,
that yen will merely be aiding a political cause, aud doing no harm whatever, either personal or collective, by
finding out this name for me."
"But it is impossible," she exclaimed. '' 1 have no influence with the
Count, and, if I had, I could not use
it against him. Besides, ho would not
confide a secret of this sort to me."
The woman who parleys, yields. This
was the Prussian's experience.
"Tell the Count," he resumed Imp-jr
turbnbly, "that I approached yon on
lhis mat'ii. and that you refuse! me
with scorn. Then suggest that he
should show his trust in you, iu return
for this confidence of yours, by telling
you tin; name. Telephone it to me, to
doublet) one 0 Gerard, within live
days, and one thousand pounds shall
be in Iho St. James's Street branch of
Lloyd's Bank within two hours afterwards. 1 will not ask you to do any
thing more- for me. T will never reveal
whnl yea have dono, and you can show
your people the Icttci* in which I he
manager will tell you thai an unknown
donor has placed this sum lo your credit. If you wish to tunny the Count,
and he asks yon—which is extremely
doubtful'—yotl can do so with a clear
conscience, for you will have done him
'njury.    He is about to mako
She raised her eyes tu his at  laat,
and said simply:
Be lifted her hands to his lips.
"My flower!" he murmured. "I
shall go to my work with a light heart
uew, looking forward to our future
meetings. 1 would not leave you but
that -urgent aflairs of State demand it.
My mission is a private one. See, I
will prove my lovo to you by placing
my secret in' your hands. To-morrow
I have mi important mooting, at Vienna, with our secret service agent, and
together wo shall pull a lever that
will move Kurope in the future." He
took out a pocket-book, and drew from
thc inner caso a letter which he gavo
to her. '' Now you have my honor,
as well as my love, to guard and cherish.
This contains the details of my
plan, and the name of my agent. I will
return tonight, for a few moments, to
say a final good-bye, Till then, au
And he left her, with tho onvolope
in her hand—unsealed.
At six o'clock that evening he re-
tarried. The servant was out, and Violet admitted him to the flat herself and
lod the way to the little sitting-room.
She was rery pale, and there was a
shimmer of tears in her eyes, while her
lips wore tremulous.
"Count," sho said, "here is your
letter. T want you to tako it back, for,
indeed, we had better aot meet again.
My mother is going into a Home tomorrow, and I have taken work in ordor
to be able to give her some of what sho
needs. Your sphere and mine lie far
apart. So thank you for all your kind
ness to me, but—I ask you to go.''
. He took the letter, with a dawning
"You arc a daughter of Kve," ho
said; "yot you have been able to resist
opening this letter and learning the
secret that it guards. Have you, thon,
no curiosity—no interest in me and my
work ?''
"How do you know that I have not
opened it?" she askod in return.
"I feel practically certain," he answered, "but I will make sure—in your
He opened the envelope; inside was
another, sealed, and attached by ita
seal underneath to the othor oue.
"You could not have withdrawn tho
envelope without breaking the seal,"
he said, "as 1 am doing now. Besides, I can sec at a glance that the
envelope has uot been tampered with.
My secret wns written iu a cypher so
difficult that it would have takon too
long to find out—its use would have
been past. I tell you this because you
must not think that 1 would risk
the Interests of my work too lightly.",
wo never had any friends, nor ever will
have. The sacrod prizing which parents
put on such advising and instruction
renders the same precious as a memory
beyond anytuing they over did for us.
Man lives far within and out of sight.
None ever sees hiin .xcept himself.
He is often driven within and shuts
all the doors. Ho is in trouble and
knows how powerless he really is, how
small and weak he is, sitting there all
alone face to face with himself.
The best of his friends could not cuter
aud put un arm round him. Even if
he left tho door opeu friends could not
enter, they can only talk to him. But
tho holp inuet come in there where the
man is sitting alone with himself if
there is to bo any holp, Think it over.
How can holp be got into your iu-
most self? You kuow tho answer, becauso you aro u human soul.
There is a manly and patriotic interest which all right-minded citizens
should take in instruction of Faith.
The reward is not the mean calculation of what society or what credit can
be got from it among men. But such
advantages aro bound to follow. Never
wa"s an ago when they were greater.
Not sordid and hypocritical, but us honorable as the consequences of any favorable association. Tho loss of such
fraternal acquaintanceship is simply in
Nothing cnn substitute it. Stand
with the mon of some faith, bear your
part of the burden of their cause, seeking not your own but their good. It
will invest you with the esteem of your
community, nnd the love of esteem is u
splendid motive for straight work in
It will throw nround your family a
thousand safeguards and'blessings. The
idea is not wealtn, certainly all creeds
profess that it is not. But worth is thc
tost, and a faith that makes a man of
reai worth gives him the entry everywhere.
That is success.
ACCORDING to Arthur Hawkes,
there is a pot of gold hidden in
Nova Scotia—and it isn 't at the
end of thc rainbow, either. In
Canada Monthly (formerly Canada-
West) for August he tells of u ramble
"With Captain Kidd in A ready," aud
of the treasure the old buccaneer hid in
the Oak Island Monoy Pit.
"The whole Atlantic Coast," says Mr.
Hawkes, "from Massachusetts north to
Nova Scotia, is houoycombod with legends of treasure buried by pirates in
the stashing days of the Spanish Main,
and Mahona Bay, almost within hailing
distance of the Hackmatack Inn at
Chester, lias one of the most imposing |
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Ho roao, gnva hor liis arm, and nhe
took it mechanically. Sho felt too
bewildered to Bay anything, for thla
was tin1 strangest thing that had ovor
happened to her, and, even on this
eventful  night, it  overwhelmed her.
"Farewell!" snid Mr. Wernheim, us
thoy reached the drawing-room dom-.
"I hope your future will be happy.
With money, hnppinoss is generally possible. Make your Imy while the sun
shines!" And, with a bow, ho left
Aa Violet waB driven back that night
to Wes!, Kensington two things stood
out prominently in her mind—Count
Brand's last words: "I sliull bring your
violets tomorrow," and the Prussian's
persuasive sentence: "One thousand
pounds will be placed to your credit,"
It was the fourth morning aftor Lady
Murray's bail, and in the three days
that had passed three things hnd hap
First, the illness of Violet's mother
had reached a grave crisis, and the
doetor enid:
"If she is to be saved she must be
laken nway to a warm climate at
Secondly, a letter eanie tn Violet containing only this message:
"Gorrard, 0010, £1,000."
Thirdly, Ooiint Brand, after calling
ouch day with a cargo of violets, had,
of his own accord, given to Violet fhe
power of gratifying Mr, Wernheim's
It seemed as if Fate was determined to thrust upon her the necessity,
as well as the ability, to yield lo this
'' No woman haH ever nppealed to
me iu the way you do," the Count said
to her. "You have captured my heart,
with all its emotions—love and trust
and reverence. I would place my life
and my honor in your tittle hands wifli
confidence, tf thoro wero any proof
1 could give you of this it should be
Ho paused, and sho remained silent,
though through hor brain thore flashed
the numbers, 0010, Gorrard.
"I havo to go bnck to my work," ho
wont on, "and I shnll take with mo a
memory and a hope. Will you add to
tho Hwootnosa of these by giving me
tho asuranee nf your love, bo that when
I return it will bo to youf "
He had taken both hcr hands, and
hold thom in a closo grasp.
"Yon lovo me, Violet!" he asked
to si stoutly.
She hesitated. The Prussian'« words
roeurrod to her: "An irresistible lover,
but not a marrying man!"
How could she hope that such a man
as this would transplant her from these
shabby, almost sordid, surroundings to
th* life at laxury tbat would be for
his wife!
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the novelist ngain to ask. However.
Hie tailor chanced to meet a servant on
his way out, and of him inquired what
M. Balzac meant by "No feet."
"Oh,'' responded tho servant, "Moi.
sieur Balzac wants liis trousers mad
wit'hout any openings at the bottom, _
that he can sit aud write without bav
ing to put on slippers."
threw the letter down, and, seizing lior hands, drew her close to him.
"Why," he domauded pasionatoly—
"why did you resist the bribe that the
Prussian offered yon.
■ • Vou k now.. '' she questioned in
"Of course," lie answered. " I have
crossed swords with Mr. Wernheim before, although lie is nol aware even
lhal 1 recognise him. 1 would have
staked my life on vour truth, and I
dare.l lo put it tn tiie test. Tell meter ! am hunger in f to hear—-why did
yon not yield?"
'.'Boeauso I love you," she confessed; "and your honor is as dear to mc
as my own.   Now, please go.''
Bho tried to release herself, but ho
caught  her triumphantly  iu  his arms.
"1  shall  return  iu  three days,"  ho
said.     '' When   shall   our   marriage
Violet ?"
TT  i
1    tl
folly indeed to struggle along j
he path with no conscious friendship from on high. Man has a nn-j
fine that readies up for help and pro !
loelioii. llo has put up his puny human :
lifiiid under every sky wliere hn has
lived, and the upward reaching of his
hand is as much a part nf him as (he
hand itself.    Man has never been found
without hands,
I'he court of justice asks tho man to
lift his right hand in reverence to n
Higher Power, lteligious freedom al
lows every man to name the Great. Power to ploase himself. But the Stat
acts reverence of somo form.
Success often means a courage that
no heart could summon oxeept for its
faith. Hardihood in trying days, a
light abend, and defense against a sou
of troubles aro given to man, according to the testimony of ages of history.
Tt is not reasonable to throw away such
witness from tho long past.
It would bo a sad day for America if
a writer for youth were apologotic for
advising faith in God. It has boon written into our national songs, Tt has been
the surety that we have exacted from
our elected rulers when thoy took office. If lias colored all our code of legislation.
Tt has inspired nnd sustained our stupendous charities. Our nation has won
Its success by a reverent, faith in One
who rules in righteousness. Can nn Individual life afford to disregard such
proofs of the valuo of certain human
beliefs f
Considering thc affection of tho giv-
ors, it would seem most ill-advised to
forsake lightly the instruction in mat-
tors of faith that self-sacrificing parents ga»e.   It tbey wore not our friends
of these legends in the Oak Island
Money Pit. Although the staid citizens
of Nova Scotia never, in the dark of
the moon, trotted around a hole in the
ground saying charms and wearing their
clothes inside out as the fatnors of
j Khode Island and Massachusetts did
around the Darby King, joint stock companies have spout about a million dollars in trying to keep the Pit clear
enough of water to permit thoin to
unload in its depths. But they could
neither pump out nor dam the waters
of the Atlantic, und there the treasure
lies, ds safely guarded as that iu the
High Bock at Ijynn, or the cache somewhere along the Long Island coast, for
the old Captain is supposed to guard
the Oak Island gold o' nights, carrying
liis head under his arm for coolness.
As far as Nova Scotia knows, Captain
Kidd is as rich as he was in the days
when  his ballad was new:
"My uniue was Captain Kidd,
As T sailed, as I sailed,
My name was Captain Kidd,
As I sailed.
I had heavy bars of gold
And dollars manifold,
And riches uncontrolled,
As I sailed,
"If is a dreadful and fascinating
pleasant to go sweetliearting at dusk
along the woodland paths, with the
possible vision of his grisly spectre
behind   overy   bush."
MAYOR, particularly au English
mayor, is traditionally a man of
weight aud substance, bnt. there
is only one municipality (hat insists
that llis IIimiu, gid. on the public scales
and prove it. Of the thousands oi
quaint nnd curious customs surviving
in "the old country." this is, perhaps,
one of the most odd,
The mayor of High Wycombe has to
be weighed on the Dtll day of November
of each year—Inauguration day, and
this custom has been observed for about
six centuries. The mayor elect walks at
the hoad of tho procession consisting of
the councillors, the beadle, and the mace
bearor. lie is clad ia cocked hat, silk
stockings, blue eoat, and knee-breeches.
Upon reaching the town hall, the mayor
is placed upon the scales by tho head
constable, and a record of his avoirdupois is solemnly made in a book kept
for this purpose.
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WILUAM M. CHASE, the artist,
was a picturesque figure, dressing  in   clothes  that  had  a  cer-
IN a village lu the hoart of Touraine
thore lives an old man, whose pride
it is thnt he onco had the honor
of making a pair of trousers for Hulzui
The old tailor delights to tell of his
meeting with the distinguished Frenchman.
When the tailor got to tho chateau
whore iJalzne was staying, he found hi
in tho garden nt work on a novel. Ho
was so busy thnt the tailor waited in
silence. Many sheets of paper, covered
with fine writing, lay around him. i'te
would write a spell, then stare wildly
about, and then go at it again as If he
know that a world was waiting for hii
After standing near und watching tho
great man n while, the tailor at. last
felt thnt he must interrupt Balzac in
order to got his measure fnr the trousers. Balzac was extremely good-iiu-
hired; smiled ns tho tailor measured
him, but spoke but once.
"No feet," said ho, as the tailor
finished his measurements. Then he
turned tn his work,
Tbo worthy tailor had no idea at all
what thiB meant, but for somo reason
he had not courage enough to interrupt
LEANING over the railing in the etc
pliant house of one of our zoos the
other day, talking with the keeper,
wus au individual who was greatly interested In elephants, and for whose
benefit the keeper good*naturedly made
oue of the large elephants kneel. Then,
when he was down, the keeper proceed
ed to give the beast a good sweeping
with a broo!»
This sweeping of the elephant's hack
caused the visitor some amusement, for
he remarked that he had seeu houses
and sidewalks and steamboats swept,
but he had never before seen anybody
sweep au elephant,
Vet sweeping the elephants is in all
shows a regular part of the duty of the
keeper. If the show gives a street
parade, the last thing done before the
elepuants come out into public, view is
tu sweep thom.
Hgtnality, •though thoy conformed
or lOss'to the prevailing fashions.
io   occasion,   ('base,  ou   his   way
tcppuK into   a   little   wine   shop
f claret of a special
ous.'.    The lad who
Ou   i
audordererWt jng
brand sent  to liis
brought it cam I
hour afterward,
lllreudy arrived,
he, curtly. Tin
was vet plenty
Moving the lad
saiit she  was sur
house, and
name of th
boy didn 't, "Then,
"you've como to Hi
uovor ordered wine!
the boy spied Chus*
the hall (able. "Say
thai  hat liv.' horof
amused maid
to the front door,
when the artist had
"Borne wine," said
maid, knowing there
in the cellar and be
luul mndo a mistake,
it   was not for that
lid the boy remember the
man who ordered it.   The
said the servant,
wrong place;   wo
At lhis moment
famous  hat  on
he askod, "does
" Ves," said tho
'Then," said the boy
here's where  the  wiim
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REVOLVERS & AMMUNITION      -      -      -      -
PHONE   31
Capital $5,000,000
Reserve 15,700,000
OF eflNADfl
Drafts Issued In any currency, payable all over the world
highest current rates allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards
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.
General Merchants, Courtecay.
Sale of Mineral Claims for Unpaid
Taxes in the Comox Assessment District
I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that, on Monday, the 7tl
day of November, A. D., 1010, at the hour often o'clock in tin
forenoon, at the Court House, Cumberland, I slmll offer foi
sale at public unction the Mineral claims ill the list herinaftei
set out, of the persons in the said list hereinafter set out, ol
which Crown Giants bave been issued, for the taxes remaining unpaid and delinquent by snid persons, on the 30th duy ol
June, 1010, and for costs and expenses, if the total amouul
due is not sooner paid.
Owner Name of Claim
Coulsnn C. Fisher C 11. j	
Home J II Empress
DeBeclt Oeorge Ward... Copper Chiof
Cullen Jamea |Coppor King
Lot No.
Taxes Costs Total
279 Coast Dial. 11 l.ll Ufi 2 00 'lit 'll,
1834 O.I. N. W. U II 50 2 00 18.00
1885 O.I. N. W.I). 11 00 2 00,13.50
Deputy Assessor and Collector
Dated at Cumberland, B. 0., 3rd October, 1010,
Visiting carda at the Isitmder oi:
Cartwright is aati tied with amall proline Mid quick returns.
D. Cray, the new iwuipger of N■• . «r-
rivtd   fr. m Vancouver thia weuk.
Job work V You can get what you
want when you want it at Thk Islander,
Puoue 35.
Do your own shopping. Sue McKin-
uell for Choice Fruits, G ufeotlonerj
ni d Ice Cream. j25
Miss *.Vnlt of Toronto huu Ik.hii added to the pennnneiit stall'of the hospital here, whioh now numbers four
P«y ynur road tax huc] register foi
the c 'iniiiu municipal election. It is no
use saying, '1 have no vote." ltftjisi- r
tow, with the City Cleik, or see E. W.
Bi kli, Secretary of thu Citizen's 'League.
The Hoyul Bank of Canada have
decided to open then-branch at Courtenay on Friday as  well as Tuesday's
nf eacli week
"Standing Room Only'' was the sign
displayed at both performances at the
City J lull on Monday night when
Mies Orton the talented 'Frisco singer
was the drawing card, and she certainly made pood with lier Cumberland
>»n the 2i)th day of November next ap
pl.cati n vill bu made to the Superiu
undent, of Provinciul Police for the renewal of a license fur the sale of liquor
by wholesale in and upon the premises
known as Pilsener Brewing Co., Ltd.,
d'uated at Cumberland, li. C, upon thc
lauds described as Sub. Lot I, of Lot 24
Nelsnn District.
Dated this 29th day of October 1910.
Pilsener Brewing Co., Lid.
Per \V. P. Ramsay, applicant.
4CM pulltla, hdtched K)09
frum Jan. I tu May 31. laid 37580 ._.r
whichKOld,at wholesale price..
nel        « .        . $1019, IS
<2©st ol teed Ior bame period      211,0 .
ftver.iq,' profit per bird for
131 dav. •
19. CI
EGQS I'dK lUTCilltli,           Por 15. Per luo
ll,,.-.,I                                        i ..oil Sl.'.llil
A.'dl          ■                                    il.Otl 1S.IKI
,lUy          ....    Lot) ,_,,a
.Jiie          .... 2.00 lu.itu
DUNCAN, lie. J4
E. 0. EMDE     I
Dealer in Bicycles  and   Gas
Engine Supplies
English nntl American Wltcel* from
$40 up, aim {Secondhand Wheal*
n MB
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Figs for Hire
Mvery and tpnm wnvk proraptl'
attended to
For Sale—One good farm horse. Entire J H Milligan
Sandwick, B. C.
For Sale—Buggy and harness both in
good condition. Price $75 Apply 10
Ilorae 8 yrs, kind,   good   driver,   not
afraid of  autos.    Harness  and tubhrr
irud bu^y almost nenr.
Apply to, O. K. McNaughton
NOTICE is hereby nivpn that the part-
fisbip ti'm McLeod & Bailey was dis-
olved Spp'.2ind 11*10 by mutual consent
i d the biia'iieBK will in future be car
.■oil lii by Mr..! N McLeod. All account
d dt bta '-i/aiiiht and due the said Hm
re payable respectively, by and to,
rtr. J. N  McLeod
(Signal) .1. N   VoLtOI)
B. W. Baiuv
1 ClonD
Horseshoeing it Specialty
Tliinl Ave, Cumbei'lttnd
If X IMINATIONS I r the position of
. tnspeotnr ■ f Stoain Boilers and Ma-
ohinety, under the '-St. am Boilers Ili*
jieotion Act. ID01," will be held at the
Crlianient Building,, Viotaria onmmeti*
iog N"veiiit„T 7th, 1010 Application
oul instructinti forma can be had on application to the undersigned, to whom
'he former limit be return.tl correctly
tilled in, nol later than October 24th.
■ 1)10. Salary i. Kill tin por iii nih, increasing at the rate of ., on per month
each year to a maximum of (MHO 00.
Chiof Inspector of Machinery,
Now Westminster, 11. C
iMed Sept., !lrd, 1910.
Local Agent for
The London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Get rates before insuring elsewhere
Office: Cumberland
:   :   :   CEIYED   :   :   :
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
MISSION AOBNOV. Hoots tlllll
llelits Collected, Brokerage, Real
Estate nml Auctioneers, Thom
iioti Building, Duusuiuir Avenue.
C'unil" rliiiiil. Phone 17. JohuTliom
son, Manager.
I.t-nvc Victorin On.in. Tiliwluy
Anive Nmmlliw il l> m Tiwmlay
Leavo Nanaimo MO p.in. Tiwuiliijr s
Ariivi- Ulllun Hoy 1" UO |i,.n Tllwdiiy
l,.nvi; Union liny hr.iii, wuilnesiluy
Arilv*< NattultHu2 \* in, Wuilnemliiy
Artlvu Vancuuver o.:Kiinn. Wt.(lneadny
lAUlVo Viiliriiin.Taiilll. II mrw In >'
Aiiivc Niiiiaitiii) ii in p.m. Thumlay
[..'iin- Niinitiino ) |i.in. Tlmrmlay
Arrlvo Union Hay IM |i.m. Tlmnfiln)
Fri<lt>viHi<iS>iMii<liivit'|K'iit trliw of WinlnoHilaj
nml 'lUu^iuv
Luivu l'ni'-ii liay 12.16a.m. Sntiiiay
An ivt- Nanalmo o a m Humlay
Arrlw Victorin > poi. Humlay
For rait'H ninl Infuimallon rulatlvo to thtor-
niitdluU tinliiU nr ciill. n|t|)ly tu
C. B.   FOSTUH, W.    McGIRR.
A. O. P. A., A«oiit.
VfincQuvvp,    B.C.      Nuniiiiiio,   B.C.
Autos for Hire
Motor Launches on the Lake
Tit'uiM roMdi iib!e< Vh- nu ti8
W. M. Beadnell,
Comox, B. C,
Agent for E & N.
Comox  District.
Dont .Marryt™ &£:.!
lo, Iiii mire toonler your weddlnu invi-
■Htoiin nt Tiie Isi.amif.ii tillioo. Samples
,i tins ' Ilio"
in the
oa a Small
Next door to Poysl Bank, o posite Po*t Office
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
Tha Islander
We sell Safety Razors
The STAR i
nud )
Shaving Soapp, Bmslies nnd Knzor Strops, Shnving Creams and
Powde-F, PerftimeH and Toilet Artielea
Combs  and Brushes a Genuine Quality
Call and inspect same at The Drug Store
A. H. PEfteEY
tie m nun hotel


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