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The Islander Dec 17, 1910

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. . for   Ladies . .
Fancy Collars, Handkerchiefs
Handbags, Silk & Netti__lou.se
Fcy'Jiack and Side Combs at
DEC 2. I.to
SCORIA, -   *
. . for Gentlemen . .
Neckwear, Fancy Silk Web
Suspenders, Handkerchiefs,
Armbands, etc   at
N» 29
Subscription price $1.50 per year.
Constable Krouse's Ac
tions Come Under
The Police Commissioner? lie)d un
investigation on Tuesiluy evening in
connection with the net ion of Specii 1
constable Krouso in arresting tlie'8
young men in Robertsons restaurant on
Saturday night.
The 3 young men iu turn told ol
having been arrested wiih out any ap
paiant reason, anil stated lliat the conatable had nol informed tlii'iu that hi
wan a constable, but merely told them
to come with him, and when asked
why they should come, said "nevei
mind ynu come"
They told of the constable flreing
in a liorozontal direction in the difeot-
ion of the fugitive when one of the
boya tried to escape,
Chief of Police McLellan repeated
llis evidence given in court the night
befure. The Chief said that nftet
Krousehad made the arrest. Conatable
Gray hail said to him (McU'llau,) thai
the affair was going too far, and to
gether tbey had walked up the street
to where Krouse nnd his prisoners
were. One of the prisoners asked
Krouae why he bad shot at him, nnd
Krouse replied "why did you run?'
He was positive that Krouse had ad
mitted shooting at the boy. He beard
only 1 shot.
Cross examined by Krouse he den
ed having had any conversation will
him prior to tbe arrest with regard to
the boya drinking and ho had novel
told him to mnke the arrest, or I hnt
he would go as a witness if he did inadi
the arrest.
Constable Gray corroborated tin
Chief's story. He bad hnd no conversation with Krouse with regard to the
boys before the arrest was mude.
Mr A McQuarrie, confirmed Constable McLellan and Gray's story a-
bout tbe boys lieing quiet and sober
He was surprised at the arrest being
Mr. Stoddart being called for the
defense stated that he had Hot nppe <r-
ed upon the scene until the lirst act oi
the preforuiance was over. Ho advised Krouse not to look the hoys iu the
cell as tbey were respectable and could
be easily found on Monday morning.
He heard the Chief of Police toll
Krouse tbat be would ho liable to a
fine of $500 if lie let the prisoners g >,
Mr. Stoddart then suggested that the
boys lie taken up to tho Magistrate's
house that night and shift tht! rcpon
•Utility for any action taken, McLel-
Ian agreed wilh this suggestion ami
tbis was the course pursued.
Krouse being called stated that In
bad mot L1cl.elliiti, Gray and .Mi:
Quarrie just lelow the restaurant.
Mel.ellan hail I Id bull ho would Is
jllSliQlsi in lllllli   g   IH  where Ihi' Imy
got tin ir liquor, lie hnd mado ihe
nrre*' on the advice of the Chief. He
bad not told the b ys be was a en-
stable, be did not think it necessary. He did not mean to shoot at
the prisoner,tbe revolver was too heavj
in bis pocket when ho tried to run mnl
he did nut know why it went off oi
which way it was pointed, llo had
replied ''why did ymi runf" whon the
boy asked bim wby he shot nt hiin,
hut be never suid that be shot at the
boy. Mr Suxldart hud suggested go
ing to the Magi-Irate, and the Chief
had told bim be wa- liable to a fine of
(SOO if be lot tbo prisoners go.
Cross examined he said he had he. n
in Canada Dyeaisand was naturalized.
He aaid he did not hear the hoys
•ing ng 'utile h w them singing, lle
became much c i,fused under th I »
yers cross questioning und ciiiitrniliel
eil himself repeat illy} the askiduh^
he gavo dill'o e t answer.. I litis
given at Court he iidit hcfnri lie ni
the lawyer wuul   not   let hi ,t Iel.   llc
A.ngry Eeal Estate A
gents  Make
"BfggAra and Chaffers not Welcome.
Undor t,l is heiiiliuii are considered lieg-
inr., Oil Stock Agonta, ltitmrauue Agents
Paper Stuck Amenta, Millii g AgoulB,
Ileal Estate Agents and other green
{nods it,uii. In fact loafers and nun-fishes
of all kinds."
Probable the majority of our readers
nave noticed a large printed notice reining as above, iu tho store window ol
.tie of our leading town merchants, ami
have admired the Buiitiinenta t xpreHSod
.hereon, even though iu Borne cases the}
may have very shortly afterwardB have
i .lien a victim to the hot air sharks aell
iug Wireless stock or Vancouver extrusion properties in the vicinity of South
east Kootenny.
Kot all real estate agents aro shirk...
Imt unfortunately the majority of agemt
■i llo have been updating iu this city ie
ilie jiast arc worse than the card sharper:
.vho play with marked cards, ill the one
j.se you may be allowed to win ouce in
i while just to keep up interest iu tlu
game but iu the other case the victim
has no chalice, he is bound to lose.
Recently a couple uf Vancouver agents
arrived in town and it waa not long before the printed notice refeired to above
attracted their attention,
The notice had a southing effect upoi
their nerves very similar to that produc
ed  upon   a bull by the display of a red
The agents in question 1 st uo -time in
seeking legal advice, with a view to com
polling our esteemed fellow citizuu to re
move the offensive (to them) ducumen
frum thu window.
Failing in this, it is rumored that en
.juuins ft'eio made of the police to lour,
the probable cost of administering a corporal punishment instead.
1'oasibly the fact that a fellow agenl
nos noticed making a hurried exit frum
he business premises in question, gent)}
•ut firmly assisted by the proprietoi
will prevent theae sgolita frum dariiu
further than to shout tlieir threats a-
round the hotels.
Talcs Unoffending Citizens at Bevolver
Thi' Steamer ''Cowiqlmn" will leave
Vancouver on Friday, December 2tird,
at 8.00 pin, fur Comox and intermediate points inn tend of uu Saturday, 24 ih iust., returning will leave
Ooiiiox at nuoii and Nanaimo at 6 p.
ui., arivingat Vancouver al iu p. to.
truth A moment later lie inniHtt'<
that lie had told tin* truth rtghl
through. He had acter! aa Rpeuiitl
constable ofl and on f >r .'t months but
hml uever learned liisdutiei as'a polici
officer and had never luul a chance
Hedhl nm think ho wm a dangerous
man with a gun. He did not know il
he pulled thf trigger, and he nevei
hadiiHt'd the weapon hefore. He did
not Nnow where 'he bullet went. Ill
did think he win dangerou* aftei
all He w. uld mil have made the nr
rest tl'he had uot been  told todoRO
McLellnn recalled paid that Krouw
had luld Iiim that he would have "thai
pl.ee"—the city Inck up, full befon
morning. [Croupe luul told him of hov.
being drunk under age hut he did not
know what hoyfthu referred to, and In
told him he Would lie jlintiged in tuak
iug mi arrest if ho could
find out who was selling
tbem Hquor. lle did uol know' Kr um
was going to mnko an arrest when lie
entered the restaurant.
The Commissioners retired for 1(:
minutes to consider the evidence nnd
on re-assemi'liuK the Mayor announced that it had Ix-en decided to di>-
penso with the services of Mr. Krouse
an a city special, and he wuuld uot
be 11 »ed l ea iy 'he icvolv r in
At ■ i- i-'in VI ICrousG ems.
mueh o • mien ii n Ing all,j „huui
iug I i "ti ; ■ vi | !3jg, , f„|>e
yuu lit    if
The hunting season for young bnys
has apparautly opened, and sport
seems to he particularly good in the
vioinby uf Robertson's Cafe, ami al
though no killings have yet heen maih
owing no doubt to the fact thnt the
game is becoming extremely wary
there appears tu he no reason why,with
a well armed police force, one or un ro
stuffed specimens of the speeies hoy
nmy not yet adorn the spacious ha 1
of lhe Council C'hamliers.
A trio of young boys iippeared    In
fore Judge Abrams on Monday night
charged hy .Special   Constable Krouse
with having disturbed thn peace onSat-
unlay night iu Robinson's restaurant
Mr. Kruuse also wished to lay ■
charge against the boys of being
"drunk under age" hut when it was
pointed uut hy the City solicitor thai
this was no offense against the Iau
ihis was dropped.
Constable Krouse told of walking
up Dunsmuir Avenue on Saturday
light and of hearing singing, loud talk
iug and laughing in Ridnnsou's rest-
aurtinb, wheieupuu this guardian ul
the ponce entered and informed three
young men whom he found there, that
they were under arrest. With his
captives in charge Constable K roust
nail proceeded in the direction of th'
City lock up as far as Bate's eornei
.vhen one uf the priouners turned tail
and ran.
Turning tn pursue the fugitive, tjii
J iii-laltie found that lie wnHeiicumhri
■il hy tho weight, of the revolver iu In
pocket pulled the weapon out when i
went off accidently and he replaced tin
weapon iu his pocket,
Later he found his prison ei ii
the restaurant   and recaptured   him
ln reply to Mr Harrison the eon
stable stated that the gun wasa siugh
-iction gun he thought, and he wa
ertain it was not cocked. He wot-
lot culled in by the proprietor of th'
Chief uf Police McLellan told ot
having been iu Robertson's restaurant
hi Saturday night in company witl
Constable Gray.
They camo uut uf tlio reshiuraii'
just heforo Special Constahle Krnusi
vent iu tu make thn arrest; he (Mi
McLellan) heard no loud talking ur
laughing on the pnrt of lln* hiys, Iml
ihe of them was humming a tune; he
lid not consider that there was anj
trench of the peaee, he heard uoproie*i
n-oin the proprietor of the restaurant,
l ii( L the hoys were apparently perfect I)
Constable Cray corroborated th.
"vidrnee of the chief.
Fortiniailoy Constable Krouse wa*
lissuaded from locking his prisoners u|
uid lend them to the home of Polici
Magistrate Abrams, who turned lie
toys lopse, requiring them to ooiue uj
for trial uu Monday night,
The ense was dismissed by tin
Magistrate, who tuld the boys tliai
tliey might leave the court without a
■.tain un theli' ciiuracter.
Application wa- immediately madi
tu ihe Police Couunisslbnors to huld
mi investigation of Constahle Krouse'f
actions, which application wnsgranieu
md a report uf their findings is set
forth in another column.
Courtenay iB going ahead fist tliest
days and there is no better sitm of tins*
than the fact that O. U. Fecheer proprietor of the 'Riverside Hotel' in about lu
creot on hia property mar tho "Opers
House" Ht ill another laruo building.
Tluti Imililing will hu divided into Storfll
(Uliiien, t tt:. and alrehdy a nuniher of H)
pliuHtiuhi have been received fm u.m
ttc.    Keou aloiiif. U u      u
Chief of Police Makes
A number of Indiana Appeared it
ouiirt yesterday morning cliaiyud witl
tflrgrevated wwult upon a policeman it
la'rfnrniaiice uf his duty.
An adjournment wuh naked for, am'
^rautod, until Tuesday, 2 u'cloek to al
low the prisoners Ume to get a lawyer.
auH the mun were alluwed out un ballet
mo   each.
Chief' of Police McLellnn, who wae
rhe etticer aasulted, interviewed by out
ruprenentat.ve, tuld tho following story;
t>n Thursday night he was walking up
Dunsmuir avenue ab about 9.U0 o'clook
vlmn he camo upon a largo number o,
[taliail, talking loudly and uhutructim
ihe highway.
Uu told them to nmvealong when om
of   thoir   number,   Charlie  Cavalerio,
id him to go to Hell, and then used
must vile language toward the constable
Hu arretted tbe man fur using iusul
ting language un the public street, bit
joiupantuuBof the priuonur dragged tin
.; iihIhIjIo oil'and Cavaleiio got  awxy
Ijittii- iho constable again gut his mm
.ml put the bracelets on him wheu threi
if the prisoners companions camo to hi*
assistance, two ofthembeing JuhnKioho
itid Vincent CaveJrio but the third un
KuoWu to  the constable,
A deBpurttte tusBul ensued, m whicl
ho conatable was bitten uu tho wrist
oul received a nasty blow over tho eyt
rum llivho opening a wound, which re
(pored   two stitches being put in.
Vincent Oavelerio also bit him on thi
.rm infliothig a misly wound.
The constable i- died for help but dc-
,nie iho fact thai a largo number of 1
i(tana were present none uttered him anj
siistauco. |
Mr Hugh RubboH came aloug at tht
iiiid ami su^^eHted that the Ounstablt
ut lus prison or go before he was set
uusly injured.
Thin Mr McLolhm refused to do, nm.
•rdered Mr Uuauol to ring the tire boi
uii ho started across thu street tt) ubc
tlio command, but when he got half wa,
urofls tho street hu oatne hack foartu
hat the constable was being killed an
oe^ged hiin  to release his prisoner.
The Chief Again ordurud him to rhij
tho tire hell and he did su, and a laty
number uf citiztma wure soon cn th
■cutm ami the   Italians dispersed.
After locking up.his prisoner, Oeui
table Mi LtlJan went after his assailant
oid suue. eded iu getting Richo ani
Vincent Cavulerio aud pUcud them alu
under arrest.
When the world was made, it was ttoi
guaranteed to run iudefiuitaly and regu -
illy for over, hut was constituted no thn
o, needed looking after. Cumberland bt-
ii)g part of this ghd)i) is uot exempt fioti
tliu general whole, like an old cluck r
must he bl. wn through with an old boi
lows and have its woiks touohfld her
oa! there with an oily feather. Th.
*nly trouble 1 tind is, everyoue wants i
tickle her up, and very fow are particu:
o to see that the feather is clean am
Iio oil free from mud aud dirt, eipooi
illy »i election time, Likf amateur mu
•icians Ihey havo itmre envictton thai
nusic in the tuno tfioy endeavor to plaj
It is to be hoped thnt whoever is elec ■
od to thu uflice uf Mayer will reach thst
.hair wiih a mind still intact. It won ■
really bo luu bad if tliey became as dah
is the Seo'ch laddie who could not tel'
whether ho was going to woik or com
uig frum it without asking the school,
mister. The different leagues will be a*
ble to inform the chief magistrate with
any or all information on this score.
Talking about leagues, I was sneaking
to a party the other day and referred to
the local organisation as tlm ].)< volopniont
Leslie, Limited. My friend laughed and
asked when the limit w in, ur who was
iho limit and if I expected it to go in*
to liquidation, ami what its liabilities and
assets wore likely tube? I refused to
answer, *ayui6 thai 1 fussed it up, and
Planning  to  Build   a
Creditable Entertainment  Hall
It has lone been apparent that f
i pi en did opportunity for a profitable in
vestment in thia city lay in the building of a iirst-cla-s dance aud entertain
nent ball, and it„ is remarkable that rn
uie haB availed themselves uf the money
inaking opportunity bufure this.
It has rem-'n..d fur the Fraternal Or-
ler uf Kigles to take advantage of thn
ipportuniby, and if their present plain
to nut miscarry, a splendid dance ami
uitertainmeut hall will be erected in th.
tear future.
It is planned to have a thorough!)
ip-to-date building (10 x 120, with firBt
unna danco hall, commodious stage aud
iressing rooms on the ground floor, auc
ledge rooms and banquet hall on the Be
.■ond tloor.
Thu committee has several desirabh
ucatiunB under consideration.
O li Feohner, Riverside Hotel, C.»ut
ouay, invites tenders tut- the construe'
cion of tho following buildings:—Om
[tusiie-jas Lthjck, UU x -IU, on a lot situati
u Courtenay and immediately adjuiun^
lie O iera House, alsu une Livery Barn.
7'J x 40 situate iiiimediately behind th>
Riverside Hotel, Cuurtenay. Plana am
ipeciticationa of tho proposed building
nay be inspected at the office uf G, K
ttates, Real Estate Ageut, Opera HuuBt-.
Jiurtiiiiy by wtiom ail lenders muat i-t
received not later than noon, Monda;
2nd, day of January 1911, The lowebi
• r any tender nut tiect-nsarily accepted.
.■lii.ied to i die the limit.
Now that we are on the eve of ai
election, we will bo Bwamped with pei
-rated spouches, lectures with muga
intern slides, illustrating the prdgresi
>f lhe town. The progiesH has nut boi i
hi saift that any lecturing alderue
iced toipl.y a inoviug picture machii t
ko catch it uu the tly.
There seema tu be a strong animosin
■gainst the pul ce of the city on the pai
if sumo of the Commissions. 1toth po •
rumen are excellent men, iu my opinio*
uid could easily apare a big slice *
tieir judgment and good sense to sunn
of their fault-finding bosses. 1 wondo
U there is anybudy t>latud for the jun i
[ have a great honor of crowing hem,
dd or young.
I waa gfad to read the letter of "Keci-
pri ciiy" in the News. It hat been my in-
ention to write on tliii subject for souu
ime. Somo people have no idea ol
tor dealing. This in as much a sin witl
lie merchant as the public. If tbe fur
ner wants anything in the legal line In
tta a friend iu Vancouver or llungkoi l
lm in a lawyer, He wnnt* you to knot
o ia uu speaking terms with tho leadim
ighta uf ihu legal profession, His friem
vor biiught a split pea frum him in h
fu ami uovor likely tu; yut lie passt
ho lucal barrister, whu, in my mind it
ihu equal uf any iu It. C, (this will cut I
c\ P. II. the cigars) ami goes below.
Vnuthor, instead of buying from a fellot
.lurchaut in another lino »ill look u
. uue wii.iUn.iiii bullae and order thfOUgl
llreot to himaelf. In auch places a
tumberland it is a pulley if you br;
rom tne I II buy frum you tbt'*
hould reign. The uld dug-eat dog idi
■an't be surmounted yet a while. 1 hop
I have Baid enough fur all time on thit
ubji ct.
«»i« m ij-r- --tt -—. —
Lost—A small parcel of jewellery bi
ffeeii I'liiiilierland and Cdurienay. Kim
■r will be suitably rewarded upon retun
H   to 0. H. Kochtiur,  Cuurtenay  B.C.
Our next issue will be print-
'don Friday instead nf Saturday. A.11 changes of ads mils
he in this office not later ihan
Wednesday 21st, hy 10 a. m.
Provincial Champs After Trio of Local
Juat how good the local footUUan Ht
iniiHdered by the ProYineul Ch.mpiooi
nay be guessed from the feot that lino*
lie Ludyamith boyt were ao aoundly
niunced by the local eiponenU, a deter-
"iiied effort haa been made to penuade
. number of the Cumberland player, to
t.ke up their reeidence in Ladyamith.
Contraota have been forwarded to
liree membera of the MUturee' team,
but the moat important part ia atill raiaa-
mg—the aigniturea of the three playera
o-rticunied- Mesara W. and E. Sutherland aud Uairne.
To-morrow at 2.30 p. m. * match in
tlic Kealoy Cup competition will be play-
d between the Mixturea and No. 5
I'liiatlea—Mr. Gibba, refferee.
The Mixtuea will be greatly atrengther-
d by two new playera juat out from th*
Old Country, one of them late of Albion
tuvera, enjoying an international repute-
cion in Old Country football.
Mrs. Snims oan receive more pupils
or piano lessons daily (except Tuea
my) at any time by arrangement.
Camp Cumberland
A Swede appeared before the C»di
n Tuesday and contributed f 5 toward
io city's revenue for being drunk.j
Horn,—At Courtenay on the 18th
lit. to t lie wife of Colin Campbell—*
Notice ia hereby given, that the Oourt
f Revision nf the Municipal Voters' Lilt
■i the City of Cumberland will be held
ii Wednesday, 21at day of December,
!H0, at the hour of 8 p. m. in tbe
.'ciuncil Chambers, Cumberland, B. O.
A. McKmroM,
)Bcember 10th, 1910 City Clerk.
A Chinese case came before Mr.
Vliiams on Tuesday of lust, week Mr,
liimson appeared for the defendant.
It appnurs that the Defendant!
vnges wore garnislieed and all bil
noney shipped last month, but aa no
.minions had been served on him a
iniinoiis was issued with another
itrniahee for this months wages but
- tlio plitintill'liHii gone to China bt-
ire tlio second summons was issued
Ir Harrisons objection to the caae be-
ng proceeded with was sustained The
lugisiiiito undertook to collect tbe
■ ages and return them to the defend-
nl without any cost to him.
Out ono of those boxea of Lowney'i
'iiucolate at the Drug Store.
Peacey sella Cadbury'a Chocolate! in
indaome boxes,
L'iat—Curb chain bracelet at the Cum-
isrland lintel. Finder plaaae return to
'Ira D. (tray.
Cumberland Howl.
Call at the New England and ask
»nuii to mix you a Rot gut Cocktail, ■
ii.irautecd to bo mixed from the wont
ijii.ira obtainable. Frum now until
Cinaa, a glaaa of aqua pure will be pre-
nited upon request with every purchase
I spirit, inenti.
In effect Oct. 3rd.
Tuesiluy morning
Wednesday nfteruoon
Friday afternoon
Saturday night overland
Sunday, about 9.80 a, m.
Tuesday—6.15 a, m.
Thursday—6.15 a.m.
Haturday—6.15 a. m
bunday, about 1 p. m, THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. B.C
Hon. Archibald Revdgmonei.-
The   Story   of   a   Successful   Sausage
Maker s blunge into Journalism
R3ADYMONEY — Hon. Archibald
Readymoney, the millionaire sausage-maker—was in a hail temper
He had reason to he. llo had just read
in the hotel column of The Bvening
Echo this obscure but annoying paragraph:
"Mr. A. B. See, of Crank's Corners,
was at thu Plug Hotel today on a short
business trip tu town. Mr. See says thc
sentiment in his district seems to be for
Hon. Cyclops 0, Lilliput for United
States senator, ' Our people are progressive,' he explained, 'and they are
not satisfied with the recent reeord of
Hon. Kpnminondas Peisistrntus Slump-
kins, though tliey realize ho is an old
man and is entitled to some consideration on that account. Personally 1
think Slumpkius is in wrong. Too bad
his friends can't see it and pull him
out.' "
Mr. Roadymonoy was a sensitive man
as well as a successful man. As a stic-
cossful man, accustomed for years to
command the- movements of thc men
who made his sausages, and as a factory
disciplinarian, who had taught his people to anticipate his every wish in the
operation of his plant, he was increasingly astonished at the obvious indifference with which the various members of
thc staff of The Evening Echo treated
his idiosyuoracies and predilections. Por
Mr. Beadymouey was thc owner of The
Evening .Echo. He therefore looked
for the same earnest effort to please the
boss ou tho pa it of the Echo staff as he
received from the staff of the sausage
factory, ile was not a candidate for
senator himself—in fact, had publicly
said he never would be. He was not a
personal friend of the Hon. Epamiuou-
dus Pisistratus Slumpkins. But he had
au ambition—a sincere, deep-founded,
overwhelming ambition to run a newspaper, and through it to direct the activities of the political party to which
he belonged.
Por that, he reasoned, was one of thc
great advantages in owning a newspaper as compared with owning a sausage factory. There was just as much
money in newspapers as in sausages,
and besides there was that immense
satisfaction which so mnny American
gentlemen seek late in life—the satisfaction of being recognized by the community as a Great Public Leader, of being the power behind the throne—perhaps of sitting ou the throne itself.
And so Mr. Readymoney had been
pleased to decide that Mr. Slumpkina
should be renominated for United States
senator. Being owner of The Morning
Mentor also, he was twice armed for
the tiny, He had given his orders to
his editors. Thoy knew whnt was wanted. And yet a scurvy item of this kind
wus allowed to bc published in the
hotel column of The 10veiling Echo,
Therefore, he was in a bad temper.
Readymoney slammed the Echo down
on his trading table, paced up and down
his sumptuous "den," biting his teeth,
just like they do in the sure enough
melodramas, nnd finally "thing himself
out of the room" after the same realistic fashion.
One hour Inter Mr. Readymoney sat
in the olliee of the editor-in-chief of
The Morning Mentor, lie had told in
stontorian tones what he thought of the
item in The Evening Echo ami what ho
would have said to the editor of The
Evening Echo if the Echo olliee hnd not
been closed. Then he asked in conclusion   and   with   much   feeling;
"What in hell is the use of owning :i
newspaper if yon can't use it?"
The editor if the Mentor suggested
soothingly that it was a harmless little
item thnt would not be noticed by
many people.
"Harmless'little item!" repented Mr.
Kcadytuoney with  rising fury. "There
are just too  many
harmless littlo items getting into the
columns of these papers."
"Anyhow," added the editor, growing u little more sure of himself, "that
appeared in the news columns. It wus
a part of the news of the day.''
"So you think ovoty Rube who comes
to town with n boost for that fuurllush-
er LilUput should be able to get into the
news columns of My Mentor and My
Echo, ohf" Mr. Readymoney was lowering his voice witli great effort. "Now
let me tell you, Mr. Take ltback, that
isn't going to be. lt. just isn't going to
be. Understand? I told you Slumpkius
was In be the next United States senator, didn't !/ Now what more do you
want V
"But, Mr. Ready money," protested
the editor, "we are doing nil we can for
Mr. Slumpkins, \\'e prod let his nomination ami abuse his opponent every
morning in the editorial columns, and
the Bono predicts ids nomination and
abuses his opponent every afternoon.
I renllv 'imi't see what more we can
"Woll, whnt have vou got lhe rest of
the pnper for?   To boost Lilliput."
"Not, at nil. The news columns ure
for the news, of course. Ami if a lintel
reporter happens to pick up n few lines
aboul Lilliput I don't see why it
shun I-In't be printed. What will our
readers sny if we never print any news
about, Lilliput, when he is addressing
thousands of people every day, and may
win the nomination in spite of us?
They'll sny the Mentor does not print
the  news."
Let ore the mental vision of lion.
Archibald Roadymonoy rose ihe sublime
picture of a sansnge factory that turned
out nothing but sausages; und turned
them out just us they were ordered; and
never talked back. He gazed on the editor of the Mentor und wondered if he
knew he wns taking his job in his hnnds.
Down at the snjisugc factory they never
questioned his authority thnl wny. Xo,
sir! Why should the foreman of a news
factory bo su impertinent? In derision
und wrath Hon. Archibald Roadymonoy
clenched his fist, laid it flrmlv and gently on ihe editor's table and motrlcnlly
piinctuatod his remarks with smothered
"Mr. Tuke Itlmck, ynu mean well,
hut vou tulk liko u mun up a tree.
Never you mind whut our renders are
going fo sny. They nre going to sny
whnt we tell them to suy, nnd they
are going to vote us wc tell Ihem tu
vole. And 1 have decided that it. is
host  for them to renominate the Hon-
| orable Epaminondas Peisistrntus Slump-
kins, And 1 want you anil your stall to
get busy and do it. If you can't do it
in the editorial columns do it iu the
news columns. Use the headlines! Help
tho old man along! Get some ginger
into it! And eut out this stuff about
Lilliput.    See?"      ,
Mr. Take Ltback saw. He had a nice
job, even though he was getting only
half what he was worth; and Mt.
Readymoney was not a bad man to work
for, though he did have some ratuer unconventional ideas about how to do
Immediately after Mr. Readymoney
retired Mr, Take ltback sat humbled
und silent for some time. Then he rang
loudly for the managing editor. To hiin
he said gruffly and emphatically:
"See that item in The Evening
Echo?'1 The managing editor saw it
"Don't let the like of that occur in this
paper!" he thundered. "We can't let
every Rube who comes to town with a
boost for that fourllushev of a Lilliput
get into the columns of the Mentor with
it. I won't have it.   Sec?"
"But, Mr. Take ltback, there Is a
great deal of live news about Mr. Lilliput just now. Wo can't keep it all
out of the paper, can wc? What will
our readors say?"
Mr. Take ltback glared at the iusub'
ordinate. Firm and gently clenching his
(ist, he brought it down on his desk with
a lound bang, and shouted:
"Never mind what our readers will
say, Mr. Inrong. Our readers will say
just what we tell them to say. What
do you suppose we aro running a news
paper for? Now get something good
into the paper for Slumpkins and cut
out this stuff about Lilliput.   See?"
Mr. Inrong, dazed and upset, hurried
back to his desk, dived into a bundle of
proof-sheets, and scrawled "Kill," with
his blue pencil across half a dozen
places. Then he sat humbled and confused for a space.
Presently, lighting a cigar, he tilted
hack in his chair iu an attitude of case
and authority and called for the city
editor. Under strong emotion Mr. Inrong was severely precise ia speech.
"Yon will have to get something else
for a local Mead'," he said. "1 have
killed that story you had about Mr.
Lilliput's day in town aud how suc^
cessful it had been. On second thoughts
it doesn't look good to me."
"Well, what the  " exclaimed
the astonished city editor. "You told
me only an hour ago that it was a good
news story and would have the leading
position on the front page. I can't—"
"Thnt will do, Mr. Nearone," declared the M.E. with a wave of his hand.
"Further conversation ou the subject
is unnecessary. I have changed my
mind. The Morning Mentor is in favor
I of the reuoininntion of the Honorable
1 Epaminoiidns Peisistrntus Slumpkins
'for United States senator; and I don't
propose to allow you, sir, to give aid
and comfort to his enemies."
"Put this is u mutter of news," insisted the city editor stubbornly.
"What will our readers say when we
do not mention an event of this importance?"
Mr. Inrong forgot his dignity, pounded his desk, stood up, and angrily faced
the insubordinate.
'' Our readers,'' he said, '' will say
what we tell them to say; aud vote as
we tell them to vole. Which is as it
should be. After you huve had a little
more experience you will kuow more
nbout the functions of u modern uews-
paper. Now let me see how fast you
cuu got something into this paper about
Mr. Slumpkins and tho splendid campaign he is making. And cut out this
stuff about Lilliput. Seo?"
Mr.—Neurone moved slowly and demurely and silently away. it. was all beyond him. He thought of his dear old
home in the country ami how pleasant
it used to be sitting undor tho trees in
the olrl orchard smoking his pipe. He
felt he would be abb' to go there soon
again and roBt—indefinitely, If he didn't know auy more about running a
newspaper than the boss said he did,
after all these years of work—well!
Perhaps lm liad better try again.
He turned it all over very carefully
in his mind. Then lie stood up, lo ked
over his Myrmidons, nnd bawled loudly
and fommnudiuglv:
"Bill MakinsV'
"Yes, sir!"
"Come here!"
" Ves, sir; in a minute!"
"Bill Makins!"
" Yes, sir!'
"Como  now!''
Bill came.
"Whut kind of bunk ure you hying
to hand me on thut Lilliput'story," eh.
Want to put something over on us?"
"Why no, Vou told me to get a storv
on Lilliput, and I got the best I eould.
What's the mutter with it?"
"Whnt's Ihe matter wilh it?" repeated Mr. Neurone with a supercilious
smile that plainly asked whether the
man on the carpet was knave or tool,
"What's the matter wilh it? Well, all
there is the mutter with it is that it
looks to tne like a paid write-up for a
piker politician slipped into the paper
by a friendly reporter. That's all the
mutter with it, It migh do for the
Butterville Noodle but not for Tho
Morning Mentor. On space rates we
pay about four cents a column for thut
kind of dope. Outside of that it's all
Bill Makins wns surprised; surprised
—ami sore—so sore that he becamo rebellious. "You go and tuke a dip in the
lake!" he answered desperately and lad
Itgerenlly. " I'uiikv story, eh? Hut I
heard the boss telling you a while ago
that it was n pippin umi was a cinch for
the lirst page. What do you know about
that?   Hull!"
"Bill Makins, I don't care to discuss
that," was lhe reply. "I say tho story
won't, do. 1 say further that there is
mighty little loyalty in the soul of a
man who will deliberately set out to
picture in Bliell fulsome terms the campaign of a candidate who is opposed
by his nwn papar, You know thut The
Morning Mentor advises (lie ronomina-
tion of the Honorable Epaminondas Pol-
slstratus Slumpkins — domnmls it, I
might say. And yet you maliciously
uud cloverly devise'a news story to help
his opponent in the hope that it will
mislead the confiding readers of this
paper. Sir, your conduct is disreputable,"
Mr. Neurone was enlarging visibly
with his own oloqueuco. His face grew
red. and his voice came louder and
louder. Still the managing editor did
not look. Mr. Nearone stamped his
feet and roared with all his lung power.
"If you want to Bqiioro yourself, Mister Makins, there is only one way to
do it—sit right down there now aud
give us a story to show that it has been
a great day, not for Lilliput, but for
Slumpkins, the Mentor's candidate.
Never mind what the readers will say.
Tho readers will say what we tell them
to say and vote as we tell them to vote.
And after this cut. out all stuff about
Lilliput unless it;s a knock.    See?"
Now tho managing editor was looking. His fuce woro an expression of
relief and approval. The belligeront reporter, being broke, decided to bo good,
lie wrote the news, not as it was, but
as the boss thought it ought to be. The
next edition of The Morning Mentor
declared that the Honorable Epaminon-
ilas Polslstratus Slumpkius had called
on many admiring citizens the dny hefore; that everywhere ho wus acclaimed
as the saviour of his city, his state, his
party and his country; thc only true
patriot; the uo pllis ultra statesman;
the grand old warrior seasoned in the
rough and tumble experience of life; lit
for another battle and never known to
submit his candidacy under the label
"Use No Hooks." His renomination
moreover was assured by a substantial
There wns peace and repose in the
oflices of The Morning Mentor and The
Evening Echo wheu the staffs read that
headline. Further orders were unnecessary. Every man on tho editorial payroll saw his name written there only on
one condition—lhat he delivered the
There was peace and repose, too, in
the heart of the Hon. Archibald Ready-
money, harassed no further by obscure
but annoying items in the hotel columns
or any other columns. With satisfaction
ami pride ho told his friends that his
sansnge plant never worked more
smoothly or turned out a better product
either in quantity or quality than his
news factory. This was the delight of
liis heart.
In the morning as he bowled off to
town iu his highly polished car he kuew
that the humbler citizens on the sidewalks took a second look at him as he
went by, and pointed him out to their
admiring and curious friends as a distinguished und wealthy citizen. In the
evening he mused ou the greatness to
be attained by oue aggressive, earnest,
thrifty, splendid man such as he ever
proclaimed himself to be; thought of
the great responsibility wkleu Providence had heaped upon him wheu it
entrusted him with the political guidance of a great commonwealth; entertained himself with the making up of
lists of lucrative govornmont posts to
which he would assign his various
friends aud collaborators, only to tear
them up again; and went to bed dreaming of the making and unmaking of
Prom all quarters came corroborative
evidence, gathered by the alert correspondents of The Morning Mentor nud
Tlio Evening Echo, that the laurels of
victory were nil but in the hnnds of the
Honorable Epaminondas Pojsistratns
Slumpkins. Other newspapers might
ridicule the grand old party leader, and
run nfter false gods, hut in the making
of suusnges and news the Honorable
Archibald Readymoney yielded place to
no man.
"Pine work; Pine work! " he said approvingly during a visit to the sanctum
of the Mentor the day before the primaries. "But why not make it a little
stronger?" lie was perusing the proof-
sheet of the final story of the campaign
for tho front page of tho Mentor predicting the nomination of Mr. Slumpkins by (10,000 majority.
"Wo can hardly make it much stronger thuu that," suggested Mr. Take It-
"Why not?' demanded Mr. Ready-
money in the full bloom of his dictatorship. "His majority will bo nearer
000,000. '
"But, Mr. Readymoney," lhe astonished editor hurried to say, "There arc
not OOO.oOO voters in the whole state."
"Sir. I said (100,000." And 000.000 it
'' Besides,'' timidly suggested Mr.
Take ltback, as he'felt tho chill of
Primary Day already on his cosmos.
"Wo arc receiving many letters from
our renders in favor of Mr. Lilliput."
"Don't tulk back to me, Sir. f know
whnt's good for our readers."
*>    *    *
Some days after the primary election.
in which the Honorable Cyclops Q. Lilliput was nominated by u tremendous
majority, the .dean of the faculty of
journalism ut the state university re
ceived this letter:
(Personal, private and confidential)
Dan Greeley Godkln, LL. I).,
Professor  of   News (iutholing,
State School of Journalism.
Denr Sir,—
Have you made any provision in your
course for the coming session for the
training of newspaper owners? I believe yon ure doing u groat work hi giv
ing many of our most intelligent young
men tho groundwork thnt we now know
is so necessary for a successful career
iu joiiruulism; but after nil the report
ers und editors cannot accomplish much
for the betterment of the press unless
the owners are iu sympathy wilh them.
Would it lie possible for you, if guaranteed ample tlnancial assistance, to dc
vise some means for meeting this cry
iug need without subjecting middle-nged
or old men to the humiliation of sitting
in open class rooms with their juniors?
How about giving Instruction iu private? T am very anxious to receive an
early reply, for rensous which I will ox
plain when we ure alone.
Verv sincerelv vonrs,
A WIDOW is mourning the loss of
a husband aud children aro fatherless ns n result of the recent
terrible strike riots in Berlin. Incidentally, hundreds of people will carry
the marks of their injuries to tlieir
Strikes nearly always mean tragedy,
frequently for the innocent—for at
such times human passion gets beyond
control, and someone hns lo pay.
Two yenrs ogo ihn dock laborers at
Amsterdam went on strike, uud not con
tent with refusing to work, turned in
e.eudinries, and fired the great timber
sheds. Tho fire spread, and for nineteen hours nine acres of buildings blazed furiously. Water was obtained with
difficulty, and the tireman had to be protected by troops.
At the height of the conflagration,
when people were being compelled lo
leave (heir threatened houses, a poor
old man, desperate at seeing his home in
flames, rushed through the cordon and
flung himself into the burning building,
lle was pulled out alive, but died later
iu hospital.
At Muhlhausou in Germany doctors
employed by the sick fund societies
found that their fees amounted to about
twopence per visit, so at last combined
to go ou strike. Before the sick fund
societies agreed to raise tho absurd
foes which they had been paying, several deaths are said to have occurred
among people whose relations either
could not or would not pny for medical
The number of lives lost iu American
strikes is simply appalling. Tn 1007,
the streetcar drivers of San Praucisso
went on strike, and when their demands
were not complied with took to rioting.
The military were called out, and a
series of pitched battles resulted in
fifty-four of the strikers being picked
up dead. This was bad enough, but it
does not equal the tragedy which occurred nl Zoigler, Pennsylvania, in
April, 100,'). Thc miners in Mr. Leiler's
collieries having gone tin strike, the
owner filled their places with non-union
men, and continued work. To protect
the blacklegs he raised stockades all
around tho pit mouth, which were defended by machine guns.
One day, when nearly two hundred
men were below, the earth rocked wilh
the force of a sudden explosion, and
a gush of smoke shot from the mouth
of the pit. Tho death roll was sixty.
It was afterwards proved that the explosion was no accident, but the deliberate work of certain of the union
Tho scene was a Parisian hospital,
and on the operating table lay a man
undergoing au operation for appendicitis, 'lhe surgeon was approaching the
most difficult and dangerous part of h"
task when a messenger came quickly
with the news that strikers were about
to cut off the light.
Por a moment there was something
like panic among the nurses aud attendants, but the surgeon gave rapid orders,
and in a few moments the powerful
acetylene lamps were brought in from
his waiting motor-car.
dust iu time, for within a few seconds the current was cut off, and the
electric bulbs went dnrk. Had the
message not been received in time without doubt the patient would have died.
The failure of the liglit was due to
the wanton cuprice of "King" Pataud,
who, merely for the purpose of showing
his despotic power, is constantly cutting off the electric power in sections
of the cily.
Five years ago a million workers iu
fifty Italian towns and cities went on
strike, and in several places there followed rioting and loss of life.
At. Milan, nmong the rioters urrested
by the police was the husband of a well-
known opera singer. The first news
which the lady received of Ihe disgrace
which hud befallen her husband was a
letter from the manager of the theatre
ut which she was appearing saying that,
in consequence of the wny in which her
husband had disgraced himself, her
services were no longer required,
The poor woman was so overcome
with shame and remorse that she took
poison and died.
On the same dny there were two
other suicides iu Milan, both directly
attributable to the strike, A cousin of
Dr. (iadola. who was cruelly murdered
by the strikers, killed himself; and a
poor old woman, who found herself
starving through having no papers to
sell (the printing works having all
closed), flung herself out of n window.
Tho fashion in Indies' uttire to-day
exactly reverses thnt of forty years ago,
when the mode was to wear liny huts
and enormous skirts.
Someone has estimated that the various borrowing countries art; indebted to
Great Britain to the extent of threo
thousand  million  pounds sterling.
The approaching celebration of the
Colchester oyster feast serves us a rein inder that. British " natives" woro
praised in verso by the Roman poet Ju*
venal more than 1,800 years ago.
The first grout lock-out iu Hie Lancashire cotton trade took place in 1S7S,
when 120,000 workpeople were a fleeted.
It lasted exactly two mouths, and ended
in  lho submission of the operatives.
In connection with the recent plot tn
murder the Mikado il is interesting to
note thut this is the first time in history of the country that the sovereign
has been conspired ngainst bv his own
Next year will be the three -hundredth
anuivesury of the Authorised Version ol)
our Bibb', it having been lirst printed
iu Hill. Already arrnngomonts arc being mnde to celebrate Ihe event in fit
ting fashion.
When thc Knglish Drcudnoughts with
the Home fleet fired combined broadsides recently, cinematograph records
wen1 tnken. Thoso, however, are not for
exhibit ion purposes, but; ure intended for
the information of tho Bonrd of the
The motor-car races at Long Island
the other dny were ul tended by more
fatalities and serious accidents than any
other similar function, if wo except only
the notorious Purls-Madrid race, when
the course was strewn with dead and
dying men, and Govornmont intervened
and stopped the contest.
ONLV a few years back, sawdust wns
regarded by owners of saw-mills as
so much waste, to be got rid of
anyhow, and as quickly as possible. Anybody could huve it, und welcome. Some
proprietors even paid people to cart it
To-day ull this is nltereil. Sawdust, so
far from being looked upon as rubbish,
is greallv prized, and is turned to account in it hundred different ways in arts
aud manufactures,
Sugar, for instnuce, is made from it.
So, too, is alcohol, which is, of course,
the busis of all spirits. At a recent ban-
finel. attended by famous chemists from
nil over the world, excellent "brandy"
wns served which hud been distilled
from sawdust. It wns mellow, of agreeable flavor, perfectly free from any
odor or taste of turpentine, and  none
of the guests know, until they wero told,
that it was other than the genuine juice
of the grape.
Sawdust, again, forms the basis of
moro than twenty different kiuds of
explosives. Tho so-callod "white" aud
"yellow" gunpowders are merely so
much sawdust saturated with certain
Gas for lighting purposes can bo
manufactured from sawdust equally as
well as from coal. In the lumbor regions
of Canada, where sawdust is cheap and
plentiful, many towns and villages are
lighted with sawdust gas. The mode of
production is the samo as is used for
coal gas. The sawdust is baked in retorts, and yields from twenty to thirty
thousand cubic feet of gas per ton.
What is known as wood-meal fodder
for cattle is just sawdust, mixed into
a mash with hot distillers' wash and
flavored with rock salt. It can be fed
to the beasts ia its fresh state, or it can
he dried and pressed into moulds like
oil-cuke, or it can he baked in the form
of dough. Similar sawdust dough is
made into bread, umi eaten by the peasants in some parts of Russia and Germany.
Mortar made from sawdust is now
largely used iu building operations, la
fact, a house could almost be built of
sawdust throughout, for there is a sawdust stucco on the market, uud all kiuds
of imitation wood is made of sawdust,
from plain deal plunks to the most elaborate oak and mahogany mouldings, ornamental doors, windows, nnd so forth.
Then there is a wood marble which is
used for mantelpieces, and which is sawdust combined with ivory waste, and
colored with certain pigments. Tho
raised "velvet" wull-papers, aow so
fashionable, are made of sawdust sifted
over a surface lhat has been previously
sized with an ndhesive paste.
All kinds of dyes aro now manufactured from sawdust, and are both cheap
ami permanent. A pound of sawdust
dye, for instance, costs only about half
as much as the same quantity of logwood extract, while possessing four
times the dyeing power,
Ordinary sawdust is used by jewellers
to clean tarnished silver, und beech
sawdust is the best polishing powder for
gold. Sawdust is nlso used iu laundries
in lieu of soap, since friction with it
is very ollicacious iu removing dirt.
Tens of thousands of tons of sawdust
are pulped and made into paper every
year. Pressed into round moulds, it is
mnde into stoppers for bottles, into flat
moulds with dyes, it comes out in the
form of colored plaques and tinted wooden tiles. Sawdust is now used for Ihe
cheaper kinds id' linoleum, instead of the
more expensive cork dust, mu] tessellated floors an' laid with small blocks
of colored sawdust "granite," arranged
in patterns,
In fact, there seems no end lo the uses
to which this accommodating substance
is put. The motorist owes to it his brilliant head-lights, fer from sawdust is
produced calcium carbide, from which,
liy the action of the water, acetylene gas
is prepared.
MUCH hns beeu written concerning
the perils of war correspondents.
But even ia time of peace a press
man's life is net always altogether free
from danger.
The other day, In thc streets of Berlin, for instance, four unlucky reporters
were sabred and bludgeoned unmercifully by the police engaged in putting
down the strike riots iu the tfoublt
quarter of the city. While in Columbus,
Ohio, U shorl time back, a newspaper
man was blown up by a dynamite bomb
while riding ou u black-listed car during
a tram strike.
During the great London dock strike,
when feeling ran higher than in any oth-
labor wnr in Great Britain, over a
score of reporters were more or less
seriously injured.
This happened in the first Ihreo or
four uays,
Then John Bums took to signing
'Press pusses," and let it bo known
thnt unless Ihey were honored by the
pickets he would withdraw his support
from the strikers. After that uo more
violence was offered to newspaper men.
Mr. d. D. Henry, who represented the
Potroloum World at Baku during the
terrible riots there in 1005, told Huston* afterwards in his book of how a
bravo young reporter died.
Tho oil-fiotd8 were blazing with in-
coudiary fires. Millions of dollars'
worth 'of property was going up in
smoke. Millions of dollars' worth mine
was momentarily threatened with a like
fate. And the youthful pressman
thought lhat. the outside world ought
to kuow about it.
So lie sallied forth to gain particulars. Twice he was warned oil' by the
strikers' pickets. But he refused to
ho intimidated.
So at lust, otirngod at liis persistence,
and being resolvil at ull costs to prevent news of the dreadful deeds they
were doing getting abroad, they shot
Noxt day all the papers published in
uud Minimis Baku eume out in mourning borders, "as for a monarch dead."
American newspaper men have es-
pecinlly dangerous duties to perform,
owing to the turbulent character of
certain classes of tlte poplalion ami the
readiness wilh which they resort to outrage upon occasion. Only the other
dav, for instance, at Los Angeles, Cal.,
the office of the Times of that city
was dynamited, and a number of the
stall' lost   Iheir lives.
In New York the representatives of
many of the better-class journals Imve
incurred the hostility of the police,
whose corruption and brutality they
haviL repeatedly shown up. Por this
reason lliey (the police) secured the arrest of Mr. Costello, a Herald reporter,
on a bogus charge, and, having got him
to the station they knocked him about
.ihiunefnlly wilh their clubs and brass
knuckle-dusters, winding up with bra-
tolly kicking him as he lay half stunned
on the stone floor.
These facls wero sworn to by independent witnesses, but such was the
strength of the Tammany organizatioa
that even the poworful and influential
Hernld was unable to secure the punishment of the guilty oflicers.
Similarly, lhe great American trusts
und combines have good renson to fear
nnd hule the journalists who oppose and
iXpOBO them,
liere is an instance: A reporter on
the Clevolund Ditfly Press was decoyed into the big steel rolling-mills there,
and tarred and feathered, besides being so badly maltreated in other ways
Ihnt his very life wns despaired of for
quite u long  while afterwards,
Even worse befell certain members »f
thc Sheffield Daily Telegraph during the
exposures made by that journal of the
trado union outrages organized by
Broadhead and his associates.
Ono roporter was bludgeoned and left
for dead in tho principal street of the
city. Tho houso of another was blown
up by gunpowder iu the middle of the
night, while the lifo of Sir WilUuM
Loug, the editor aud proprietor, was
repeatedly threatened, so that towards
the end he never ventured abw4
About the Wonderful New Metal That
Will Se Largely Used iu Airship
rpHl'> discovery of a now metal, "Dm
X rnlumiu," having the strength of
steel and the lightness uf aluminum, has arousod widespread interest. It
is almost impossible to exaggerate the
importance uf the discovery, for if tho
uew metal fulfils nil that it promisee, it
will supply tho crying need of the me
chauical world at tho present momont.
Its possibilities are boundless. It. is
already being used extensively iu tho
construction of au airship that is being
built at Barrow, and it will also como
iu very useful for the builders of a«o
In motorcar work the chief deHiro
is to bring about a reduction of weight,
aud if the new metal is used in place
of the present steel parts, tho cars will
be quite as strong ami considerably
lighter. Then there will he more breaking of tho speed limits, and tho bounty
police will havo to be reinforced.
But it is its effects in relation to the
army and navy that will draw tho cles
est attention to duralumin.
Naval constructors are at present
faced with tho difficulty of tho displace
ment of a vessel. If the vessel in tto
heavy and lies too low in the water it
becomes difficult to navigate. If, how
ever, instead of using steel, as they do
e'»w, duralumin were used wherever possible it would moan the saving of sov-
eral thousand tons.
There is anothor department of arma
ment in which duralumin might have a
most powerful effect.
At present brass is the metal usod in
making cartridge cases for the Ariiy,
Now, as braSB is about threo times the
weight of duralumin, cartridge hases
made of the new metal would enablo
soldiers to travel lighter and consequent
ly much more swiftly. For, on the other
hand, a battalion using these now «ar
tridges would be able to carry consider
nbly more ammunition, and therefore bo
much more effective in the field, without
increasing the weight of the equipment
by so much as aa ounce.
There has been a good ilea! of misun
derstaudiiig about the origin of the
metal. It was uot, as has been repeated
ly declared, discovered hy Mr. H. B.
Weeks, tne head chemist at Mossrs.
Vickers, Sons, and Moxim's, though it
was Mr. Weeks who mude the public
announcement that his firm had bought
the patent and were going to manufacture the metal in lhe targe new works
lliey havo set up for the purposo ut
Duralumin was, as a mutter of fart,
invented by a German, aud Messrs.
Vickers, Sons, and Maxim only hold the
patent for this country. The firm are
constantly being offered all sorts, ef
chemical and metallurgical invention*'
from all parts of the world, and they
keep a special stuff of experts lo test
these proposals.
Some of them, us Mr. Weeks says, :ire
good, some are bad, ami some are indif
ferent, but oceussionally, as in the pre
sent instance, they ure asked tn test
something that looks like having a great
A NATURALIST once told how, in a
t\ lliicket on a mountainside, ho saw
a man kill u rattlesnake, lie beat
the life out of it with n club, and eon
tinned the pounding till it was mangled
beyond recognition. When the naturalist
enioiistrated, tho man said, "Boss, you
can 't kill a rattlesnake ton dead."
On one occasion a boat bound for the.
United States from Rio do Janeiro
touched ut Pernambiico, where the mate
drove a bargain with a suako-doulor for
a hull'dozen reptiles of various sizes.
The mute hud them iu a cage on deck,
aud charged n sailor with tho duty of
washing it out with sen water every
evening. All went well as long as tbe
weather was mild, but on tho night be
fore the Gulf Stroain was crossed the
sailor left a quantity of water iu the
cage aud, about thirty hours from port,
a biting gale struck the ship.
All hands were busy with the storm,
and the snakes were forgotten. When
the mate thought of Ihem und went to
look aftor their condition, hn found
them frozen stiff, uud apparently us
dead as the proverbial door-nail.
Tho dealer for whom Iho mate hnd
brought them came on honrd the follow
Ing dny. lle professed great disappoint
ment over the loss ot his intended pur
chase, but ofl'orod to take the snakes
away as a kindness to the mate. He
guthorod them in his arms like so much
firewood and carried them homo. But
a rival dealer afterward told the officer
that plenty of warm water had remise}
tatcd tho snakes, ami that they had
been sold to various museums not fi bit
the worse for their "deuth" by frroz
THK British soldier loves to chew
gum — not, however, the gum
known to America, but tho army
explosive, cordite, which contains sixty
per cent, of nitro-glycerine, a sweet con
coction of agreeable taste.
Ghowers ot cordite assert that, when
taken iu littlo doses, it gently stimulates the nervous system and causes a
slight, exhilaration. Chewed in largo
quantities, it produces un effect liko
Hint of hasheesh and causes ei static
The habit of chewing cordite hns he
come so common in the British army
that the military authorities have takeu
measures to prevent the misuse of the
explosive. Cordite so used does not explode, because nilro-glycerino in exploded only by a formidable shock or
by an electric spark; hut it is not
impossible that, under certain condi
lions, it might be exploded—by tho
impact of two exceptionally hard teeth,
for Instance,
No one can be wholly wretched who
has "content surpassing wealth" in his
favorite employment.
We should live in tho present, not
for the present.
meeeeeeeett-Utmrn ————
Gas Distended His
- Stomach
Caused Palpitation and Pre*
vented Sleep. When Health
Was Gone, Cure Followed
Use of "Nervillne."
"My Inst wish will be,1' writes Harry
P. Pollard, a well-known boot and shoe
traveller of Hartford, "that everyone
with a bad stomach may learn as I did,
beforo it's too late, that Nerviline is
the one remedy to cure. Why, I was
in mighty-bad shape, iny digestion waa
aU wrong, and every night I would
waken with a
start nnd find my
heart jumping like
a. threshing machine. This was
caused by gas ou
my stomach press
iig against my heart. Whon I started
to use Nerviline I got better mighty
font. It is certainly a grand remedy
for the travelling man, keeps your atomaeb in order, cures cramps, prevents
lumbago or rheumatism, breaks up
chest colds aud soro throat—in fact,
there hasn't been au ache or pain iodide or outside for the past two years
that 1 haven't cured with Nerviline.
Do you wonder  I  recommend it?"
Por general household use Nerviline
haa no equal; it will cure the aches aad
ailments of tho entire family—refuse
anything but Nerviline. •■In two sizes,
Wc and 25c, all dealers, or The Catarrh-
ur.one Co., Kingston, Ont.
NO. 4890
f dreamed of her I onco loved best,
Who once my being had possessed,
Vfhoso hund I'd passionately pressed.
Once more I sought her out with zest.
"She'll   joy   to   welcome  me,'*   T
And thon, ah me!
That it should be,
Witb bitter pain
I guessed agaiu,
t found a bird in last year's nest,
With plumage rare
Of yellow hair,
With hor sweet golden head at rest
Upon tho vest
He wore on his protruding cheBt.
AM summer she has kept her sleeves
Soiled up—her arms are brown;
Bit homo again, with work to do,
Om. promptly rolls them down.
.    .    *
ijeniu to sail where tho sea iH blue
Aad the skies nre clear and the bays
. are ..deep;.        .,    .
So»i. for the woods where tho cares aro
Aad the winds  blow sweet and  the
hills are steep,
Where   (he   pines  ure   tall  and   thc
black bass leap
And  tho  streams   sing  sougs  as  they
gently flow,
Seme for* the places whore board is
Bot the most fun's figuring where to
r*wie   for   tho   meadows   agleam   with
When at uight the lengthening shadows creep,
Where every morning brings knowledge
Concerning  the  cows  and   the   colts
and sheep;
Where tho nights are only for restful
Md one may help with the rake und
Or  gladly  watch   while- the  reapers
' reap,
Bit the most fun's figuring where to
done o'er the sea for a month of two,
T« view cathedral or donjon-keep;
T» search for some slender, long-hidden
Within a historical rubbish heap;
Soaie for the plains where tho breezes
dOMo  for   the   beaches   whore  bathers
Such forms as would make any artist
But the most fun's figuring where to
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rtir or madamo, perhaps to you
This sounds like folly; I do not know.
Vour outing may be a success, 'tis true,
Bnt the most fun's figuring whero to
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PLANNING tho winter outfit is a task for which thero can
be no hard and fast rules laid down. So much depends
upou where nud how the winter is to bc spout, whether
social lifo is to bo all important, whether there is to be a
succession of entertainments given and attended, or whether
merely the customary round is to be adhered to. Tho woman
who goes out constantly aad also gives many evening entertainments requires many more gowns than when.oue or two
dinners a week and no dances comprise the list of festivities.
There nre one or two statements hitherto accoptod as
facta which this year will have to be dono away with—that
it Is necessary to have only one or two woll made and becoming, gowns iu order to be satisfactorily gowned, for the newest
fashions are too distinctive and pronounced to be worn au
indefinite number of times, and as for changing them hi. any
way, ret rimming or redrnping, it is almost impossible. The
radical Change of stylo since last winter has affected all evening gowns as much as the street gowns, and this is quite
unusual, for as a rule, while thore nre always changes uh to
material, trimming and general elTect from year to year, there
Nile Green Satin Gowu with Silver Embroidery
are, or rather have been, so many points in-common Beason
after season that often it has been possible, when economy
hud .to be consulted, to order ouly ouo new evening gown
a season and make those of former seasons up to date by
some trivial adaptation of trimming or Hue.
Skirts are narrow and scant (the terms are not synonymous to the initiated), not long. Many are quite short, aud
beauty of line hus for the momont apparently beeu done away
with iu the effort to produce striking und conspicuous effect's,
whilo most elaborate trimmings' aud embroideries are used
most casually without regard to vest. It is well understood
that ovory woman is to look tall and slender—this is the unwritten law—and when a dressmaker has to accomplish
these results for short aud stout customers her task is not au
easy one. The low cut corset is again demanded for thc
more elaborate evening gowns, two or three inches above, the
waist being deemed quite high, but he it realized that with
this must be worn a perfect lilting brassiere or marvellously
cut cache corset that will support the bust without giving
the high busted, too well corseted appearance that some styles
of fall gowns seem to require. Below the waist the corset is
exaggeratedly long aud most perfectly fitted to hold buck,
but not push'up, any superfluous flesh, ami particularly for the
average woman inclined to be stout the waist measure neod
not bo abnormally small. Al the same time n small waist
is once again considered a point of beauty. To suggest slon-
derness is the aim of every dressmaker, and she who can
attain this for her customers is an artist al her trade.
Oddly enough there are dressniukers who know how a
gown should be cut to show to the best possible advantage
thc figure, uud yet who do not iu the least understand tho
secret of a graceful uud at the samo lime a smart gowu.
Otliers hgaiii realize to the fullest extent these mysteries
of dress and yet cannot attain a good cut. The woman who
herself understands clothes has now an opportunity to exercise her own talent, ff she goes to uu establishment where
she can be certain of a well cut gown she can instruct the
dressmaker ns to the disposition of the trimming or tho drapery of tho few folds that are allowed. Brocades, crepe, Batfn
and velvet nro all popular this winter, and mnny of-the designs us well as tho quality are qulto unlike anything that
has ever beea seen und make superb gowns, but almost without exception these are expensive, l-'ur the less expensive
gowa the satin foundation, with a pattern robe, can bo selected by the woman who is counting her pennies, ami, ns has
been'said, if the foundation be well cut and fitted amateur
talent can work wonders with a comparatively inexpensive
net tunic embroidered in silk or in colored beads.
Where expense does not enter inlo the question there can
ho thi' most superb of gowns turned out—the foundation of
satin or brocade, with tunic embroidered in jet or crystal or
colored beads and finished with a deep fringe of silk or
heads. Fringe is extremely fashionable and is used iu all
widths, several rows of narrow or medium width, or one row
of wide, as is the more becoming or the more in keeping with
lhe lines of the gown. Bands of passementerie aro extromely
effect ivo, less expensive thnn the embroidery on the material
itself, und there is an apparently endless choice in color and
design. These bauds trim the waist, finish the Ionic aud the
•deoves, and the width depends on whether the narrow or wide
line is lhe best.
f'.uibroldercd bunds on brocude are thought by some women to bo inappropriate, aud they eontund thnt when thc
material is of a (lowered or figured design the plain satin or
velvet is better, being more of a contrast, but this winter
many of the embroideries resemble so closely the pattern and
color of the brocades that they seem only to enhance its
beauty.    A band of embroidery around the hem ou the wnist
and in a diagonal line across the front of the skirt is a popular method of trimming, and wheu, as is so often seen, the
kirt is cut open at tho side, showing au under skirt, of another
material, this embroidery finishingtho upper sklrt*udds greatly to its beauty. Often tho design of the brocade is worked
out in embroidery of heavy silk or of crystal beads, and this
is most effective, for it does not break into the design as do
the bunds of embroidered passementerie. All theso small,
or apparently small, details count for so much in the finish
of the modem evening gown that it is worth whilo studying
thom carefully.
Veiled effects aro still fashionable, but the evening gowns
are now more often veiled with embroidered lace aud net, the
plain veiling of voilo de soie or mousseline do soie having
beon so utilized for less elaborate gowns as to make it seem
hardly appropriate for the more costly ones. It seems quite
like vandalism to embroider the beautiful luces and lace nets
that are now used for the veiling, but only the finest of hand
work is thought possible, and it is contended thut outlining
tho pattern with crystal, pearl or even jet beads merely
makes the desigu more effective. Certainly for those who
love to work iu beautiful fabrics Dame Fashion has this
year provided all that could be desirod, for thc brocades, satin
velvet or crepe, the exquisite laces and the hund embroidery
ure all of the most costly description, and there is no fixed
rule as to what colors aud materials are to be combined, so
thut it is really a matter of taste ns to what shall be chosen.
Artificial flowers play an important part in evening dress
this season, and many of tho smartest gowns have the waists
so fashioned that tho flowers aro pnrt of the trimming, hut so
arranged that they can bo changed if so,desired. A Nattier
blue satiu evening gown trimmed with black lace would not
look half so smart were it not for tho spray of shaded pink
velvet roses with green leaves placed in the front of the
waist just where thc bands of lace are crossed. A yellow and
whito brocade gown would lack color and smartness wero it
uot for the spray of yellow roses, shading to deepest orange,
that is placed in the folds of brocade that cross above, the
high girdle. Artificial flowers have reached a perfection of
manufacture that makes them appropriate as a trimming
or finish to the most elaborate of gowns, and are often preferable to the ornaments of stool or rhinestono that have been
popular for so long. All kinds of flowers known to the botanist, and many uuknown, nro wonderfully copied—gardenias,
hydrangeas, cnlla lilies, orchids and roses of every shade
being tho favorites. They are made of silk, satin, or velvet,
and the number that is' included in tho provision for the
winter season is somewhat overwhelming, At the same time
two sprays will be quite sufficient, if but a little care is exercised in putting them away "between weariugs." Tho different shades of blue are so fashionable at present that blue
flowers uro in demand. There are not many blue flowers, but
fashion permits that blue roses, blue lilies and blue orchids bc
included iu the list of artificial blossoms.
What is the fashionable color for the evening gown this
season is anxiously waited for. There arc many different
shades of white, blue, pink, yellow, green and grey to choose
from, while the brocades, with plain ground and embroidered
in color, furnish a still greater variety. Wliite or black bro
ended with gold or silver is very superb, tho latter moro
suitable for older women, and tho mauve, with silver or gold,
is also to be included. The brocaded and embroidered heavy
crepes all in ono color are to be found in ull shades, with
fringes and embroideries to match, and are among the very
TIGER-FIGHTING is a sport peculiar to Java.   The tiger
is set dowu in a trap iu the centre of au enclosure,
aud is surrounded by a triple or quadruple Hue of spearmen, about a hundred yards distant from him.
When all is ready, a Javanese advances at a very slow
pace, to the souud of soft music, and sets fire to the trap,
at thc same time opening the door at tho back of the cage,
which, by the way, is too narrow for the tiger to turn in.
As the fire begins to singe his whiskers, the tiger gradually backs out. The man, as soon as he has opened the door,
begins walking toward lhe crowd at a slow pace, aud the
slower he is the more applause does he gain.
The tiger, meanwhile, having backed out of his burning
Krison, is rather astonished at finding himself surrounded
y hundreds of people, each pointing a spear at him.
lf he is a bold tiger, he canters round the circle, almost
touching the spears.    Then, finding no opening, he returns
to the centre, fixes his eye on one spot, aud with a loud roar
dashes straight at it.
He is received on the spears, and, though he crushes
many, iu half a minute he falls dead. In some instances,
however; the roar and charge are too much for the Javanese,
and they give way. The sport theu becomes exciting for the
spectators as well as tho hunters.
SOME time ago it was suggested that wherever u distinctive flavor is formed in the cooking or eating of certain
things together the reason why tliey seem to impro
each other is that a certain amount  of electrical action
set up between thom.   Edwin Smith tried numerous experi
ments along this line, using the two eatables as elements
in a galvanic battery i up toad of the proverbial copper und
zinc to useertain Lf fl current would be produced. Things
generally oaten together, such as raisins and almonds, popper
nnd salt, tea and BUgar, and many others, were tried, nnd in
OVOry instance Smith found electrical action Inking placo.
and produced a current, Ho stated that as n result of his
work "bitters nnd sweets, puugents and sails, bitters and
acids," appear generally to furnish the elements of true
VoltdiC couples.
Among the things experimented on are the following,
the lirst.-mentioned element of the couple taking the phieo,
in each Instance, of the attacked element, or zinc: raw
notato aud lemon juice, tea and sugar, jjtttuiog and sugur,
horseradishVnd tabic sail, onion and beet, vnnilla uud sugar,
starch imd iodine.
In Spite of tho Husband's Protests iu
the Latest Slang, She Used Peroxide—But He Got Even
THE"wife_of a 'young business man
became dissatisfied, not long ago,
with tue shade of her hair.
"Jim," she said to her husband ouo
night, "I'm going to peroxide my hair."
"Jim" lot his pipe fall out-of his
hands and broke the new amber stem.
"You ure, hey?" said ho, "You only
think you nre, aud you've got several
inure thinks coming. What can you be
dreaming of, anyhow?"
"Just this," she replied. "Yellow
hair would just suit ine. I've always
been crazy about light hair, nnd plenty
of good people are doing thoirs over
"Weil, I'll tell you ono thing," he ro
plied, gazing at hor steadfastly, "if you
do it'll lot me out. It'll be the finish,
"But, Jim"—aud she eamo over to
the arm of his chair—"I'm just crazy
to see how 'twould look."
"Nope, it don't go. See?" was Jim's
retort. "1 don't seo anything the matter with your hair as it stands. What's
the trouble with yonr hair? You've got
dandy hair. Who's been putting such
stuff into your hoad? Cut it out, my
dear. Your hair's good enough for me.
Wait'11 you get me under the sod, nnd
thon you can have it painted Alice blue
if you want to."
This didn't settle the matter, though,
by a wholo lot. She got a new black
tailor-made dress about teu days ago,
aad thc idea of yellow hair ia combination with the black dress took possession of her..
She had it done. When tho job was
completed and she saw herself in the
glass she didn't admire it quite so much
as she had anticipated she would. Nor
was she quite so confident that when
"Jim" saw her transformed head he
would fall upon her neck and weep with
"Uh-huh," said he, when ho came in
that evening, "you've dono it, I see?"
"Like it?"
'(Not by a long shot!'' he replied, not
amiably. "What did I say about the,
chemical blonde business—hey.*'
There was ao conversation iu tho
flat for the remainder of the evening. A
gloomy silence brooded over the place.
Whon "Jim" went to his ofiico the
next morning a steely light was in his
eye. He tagged at his reddish brown
Vandyke beard savagoly. That afternoon he repaired to a,barber shop and
had his facial decorations dyed a deep,
dull black. When he emerged from the
shop the hirsute trimmings on his
countenance were the blackest thiug
ever seea. They were so black that
thoy made the exposed portions of his
face look ghastly white. He looked
like a photograph taken after death.
Then he went home and burst into the
house with aa attempt at a cheery grin
and n bluff manner. His wife met him
in tho hall.
"How d'ye like it?" he askod her,
"Great, ain't it? Ileal thing, hey?
Thought I'd havo it fixed up us a sort
of contrast to you, y'know. Now we're
both ornumeutal around the houso, too.
Yon look like a bale of sisal, aad I
look liko a Bob Chambers villain. Oh,
ain't we n lovely pair of kids!"
Then he caught sight of himself in
the mirror over tho mantel, foil into a
chair and howled mirthlessly.
After several hours of plendiug she
induced him to sneak around to a late
closing barber shop, where he had his
beard and moustache removed—as he'd
intended to nil along. She cannot, in return, have her yellow hair shaved close
to her head, of course, but he has her
promise that sho will lot tho peroxide
wear off—to return no more.
'HUH little child, because it is "father
X to the man," iB a very important
consideration in the day's order of
work, lie should roceive his recognition and as soon as possible bu given
some responsible work to do.
l'Vw    mothers   realise   the   risk   of
over caution and over attention in their
hildren after they are old enough to
play and romp about.   A child is happier  wilh   few  and   simple  playthings
than with a  multitude of complicated
toys.    There  is no  such  good   fun  or
good training as making one's self useful   in   doing  little  things  like   work,
and  it is cruelly to deprive the child
of this pleasure nnd stimulus.    Let the
bruin   uud   body   be   trained   through
hand,  foot and eye.    Give the boy a
irpeator's bench; encourage the girls
i do housework.
Where possible, let both boy and girl
have u lillle garden patch, if only a few
feet square, and the care of u few
plants. A woman iu her home, a man
in Ida garden—this seems to be a fun
[lament;il type from which we cunuot
cul i rely depart without risk to body
ind mind. Cheerfulness, sincerity, per
severance and unselfishness muy bo ue-
quired by prilCtltio ami constant repel i-
ioii as much as the art of correct speak-
ng or of playing lhe piano, uud ure
far more neressnrv to health.
IT seems cruel irony to tell von to
clean houso with milk whon it is so
high, even for those who wish lo
drink it; but sour and skim milk uud
buttermilk are just as good for this
purpose, so it is not as expensive ns
it sounds.
Corns and warts disappear when
trented with Holloway's Corn Cure
without  leaving a scar.
Zam-Buk Gives Certain Ease
"TfTeTibfi" cm" "veins ~(tTie" heiuorrlioU""
veins) that aro swollen, inflamed and
gprged wilh blood, is what causes the
terrible-pain and stinging and .smarting of piles. Zam-Buk applied at night
will-be found to give ense boforo morning. Thousands of peoplo havo proved
this. Why not be guided by tho experience of others? Mr. Thomas Pearson, of Prince Albert, Sask., writes: "I
must thank you for tho benefit I have
received from tho uso of Zam-Buk.
Lust summer I suffered greatly from
piles. I started to use Zam-buk and
found it gavo mo relief; so I continued
it and after using three or four boxes
I am pleased to say it has effected a
complete cure."
Mr. 0. A. Dufrosno, 188485 St. Jo-
soph Street, St. Roch, Quebec. P.Q.,
writes: "I can highly recommend Zam-
link to everyone who suffers from
Magistrate Sanford, of Weston,
King's Co., N.S., says: "I suffered long
from itching piles, but Zam-Buk has
now cured me."
Mr, William Kenty, of Upper Nine
Mile River, Hunts Co., N.8., snys. "I
suffered terribly from piles, the pain
at. times being almost unbearable. J
tried various ointments, but everything I tried failed tu do me thc slightest good. I was tired of trying various'
remedies, when I heard of Zam-Buk, and
thought as a last resource I would give
this balm a trial. I procured a supply
and commenced with the treatmont.
After a very short time Zam-Buk effected what several other ointmeutt
and medicines had failed to do—a complete cure."
Zam-Buk is also a sure cure for skin
injuries nnd diseases, eczema, ulcere,
varicose veins, cuts, burns, bruises,
chaps, cold soros, etc. ' 50c Box'"all
druggists and stores, or post free from
Zam-Buk Co., Toronto, for price. Refuse harmful imitations.
Buttermilk iB the best possible thing
to clean linoleum and oilcloth. Just
mop it up with a soft cloth, and watch
the dirt taken off by the application.
About once a weok is often enough for
the cleaning.
Either skim or sour milk will make
rubber-plants grow. Wash the leaves
with a soft cloth in milk and water,
sponging each off carefully inside and
out, and pouring tho remainder of your
basin into tho ground of the tub. The
plant grows and thrives on it.
Milk, well rubbed Into the wood,
makes a good furniture polish, also
keeping the shiny surface in good condition. You do not need frequent
treatments—at kousccleuning time is
often enough.
So hore arc three ways at least of
using tne left-over and spoiled contents
of tho milk pitcher.
WE all have among our acquaintances the girl wbo, without being   in   thu   lenst   good-looking,
always manages to look neat and well-
Perhaps she bas only a small dress
allowance, and yet, whenever you happen to meet hcr, sho looks smart and
attractive, while other girls, with twice
tht! money at thoir command, too often
look shabby and dowdy.
What is tho neat girl's secret? Nothing more or less than taking care of
ber clothes. She has a place for everything, and everything is kept in its
place; ribbons, gloves, handkerchiefs,
veils, etc., are not all huddled togothor
in one drawer, nether do they lie about
on the tables and chairs until they are
wanted. Every article of apparel is
put away with the most scrupulous care
—first being dusted, shakon, or mended,
us the case may be.
There is a grent difference," too, in
the way ia which girls pat on thoir
clotheS; and very often a girl dressed
in it shirtwaist and plain skirt will
look twice as nent as ono clad in no
expensive gown, the reason being simply and solely this—the one has put on
her dress anyhow; the olher has takon
care that all'shall bo neat and fresh.
It is the duty of all parents to Bee
that their children are taught from
their babyhood to take proper ear© of
tlieir wearing uppnrel; for the child
who lots her clothes drop off her and
lie iu a heap on the Iloor invariably
grows into the careless, untidy woman
with whom we are all so familiar.
SIMEON FORD was discussing the
ethics of speech-making: "It was
a long and tedious speech, but I listened attentively. I liko to have people
to listen to my speeches, you know, and
turn about is fair play. Well, I'm glnd
I did listen, because if I hadn't I'd have
missed one of lhe best windups I ever
hoard. 'And now,* said the spenkor,
just an we were ull ready to drop 01T
to sleep, 'as Lady GodlVfl remarked
when she wus returning frtvii 'jor ride.
1 nm drawing QOar my clothe.." ' "
A Pill That Lightens Life.—To the
man who Is u victim of indigestion the
transact ion of business becomes an
added misery. He cannot concentrate
his mind upon his tusks, und loss and
exutinn attend him. To such u man
I'armelee's Vegetnble Pills offer relief.
A course of treatment, according to directions, will convince bim of their
great excellence. They are confidently
recommended becnuse they will do nil
that is claimed for them.
We guarantee tha
perfect quality and
absolute purity of
the tobaccos used ia
the manufacture of
Published   every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,   B.C.,  by
Ormond T. Smithe,
Editor and Proprietor.
Advertising rates published elsewhere in the paper.
Subscription price (1.50 per year, payable in advance.
Tiie editor does not  hold   himself responsible for views expressed by
SATURDAY, DEC, 17,   1910.
What the Editor has to say.
The case which has caused so much interest this week in
the Police Court and in the investigation before the Police
Commissioners, re the arrest without any just cause of three
very respectable young men of this city, is one that calls for
some comment in this column.
It must be admitted that it was more through good luck
than good management that the three gentlemen in question
did not spend a night in the city lockup. ,
Had they done so, the city would, as was pointed out on
Tuesday night by the City Solicitor, have been liable to very
heavy damages for false imprisonment or malicious prosecution
the city being responsible for the blunders of its employees.
It is also a very dangerous thing to go shooting on the
public street, even if the weapon is discharged accidentally.
Someone has blundered, and we are inclined to think it
was the man or men who were responsible for the appointment
ot the police officer who has just been relieved of office.
The fact is that a man has been acting as constable off
and on for the past three months who had absolutely no idea
of what his duties were and who had not even a rudimentary
knowledge of the law he was called upon to enforce.
It is extremely necessary that the city's police constables
be men with at least an average amount of horse sense and discretion, that they should, if not conversant with the by-laws
tliey are called upon to enforce, when first appointed, lose no
time in picking up this very necessary information.
We have suggested that it is very important that our city
police should be familiar with the city by-laws.
With the by-laws in their present shape we are afraid it
would be very difficult for the police to do anything of the
The by-laws of the city arc in a truly deplorable condition,
many of them badly drawn up, many of them hard to locate,
and many of them useless when they are located.
To find some of tbe city by-laws would be about as difficult as to locate a needle in a hay stack, and the councillors
themselves do not know what is civic law and what is not.
Working under the conditions it would not be surprising
to find many inconsistant and conflicting by-laws upon the civic statute books.
This, to our mind, renders the consolidation and revision
of our municipal by-laws at an early date imperative, aud this
plank in the platform of the Citizens' League candidates is one
that should be carried into effect by the new council, whether
that body consists of Citizens' Leaguers or not.
Do your Christmas shopping early.
Buy Your  Xmas
/.Presents Here.*.
And Save from 20 to 25   per cent
Large range of Fancy Neckwear  50c eaoh
Fancy suspenders in boxes 5oc to 1.50 pr'
Ladies & Gents silk handkerchiefs  25c to 75o
Mens Kid Gloves   1.25 to '.'.00
Fancy armlets in boxes  25c to 75c
Ebony hat brushes    Soc to 1.60
Ebony looking glasses  1.00 to 3.50
Brush & Comb sets  50c to 5.00
Shaving mirrors  25c to 1.00
Fancy writing pfoer special   25c to 3so
Jewel boxes   ' s to 1.35
Mmicuvese's  1.00 to 5 00
Ladies Chatelaine bags   I. S3 to 3.*0
COME to the Little Store where you
can figure on right prices and a
square deal.
T. E Cartwright
Next door to Canadian Bank of Commerce
^_M>i^^_lM_^M__^^__M___Mi^M^ki^_\-M_^M <^&
Are you
If not
Practical  Watchmaker
AU Work Guaranteed
. . NEXT TO TARBELL'S, Ironmonger . .
Dunsmuir Ave   :::   Cumberland
Have fi a Mil ito is 1
In either case you should be interested in this
Beadnell & Biscoe
gomox. B.g.
Sra frontages and farming: land for sale
Not the Cheapest, but the Best
Catalogue Free
Vancouver Island Nursery Co.,
Somenos, V.I,
Display Advertisements
75 cents per column inch per month.
Special rate for half page or more.
Condensed Advertisements
1 cent 1 word, I issue ; minimum charge 25 cents.
No accounts run for this clans of advertising
Carrying a full line of the very best
and Jewellery
Also a
The present owner is making lots
of money, but will sell at a sacrifice
on account of
Will sell on the buyers own terms
The building and lot are also for
sale cheap, or will|rent on reasonable terms
Full particulars may be learned
by communicating with
M" The Islander Office w
Headquarters for
LINES that help to save the
shopper's time and money	
Special Line of Ladies' Cloth Coats and Raincoats.
These are the VERY LATEST in style and are of correct material from 88.50 to &18.00.
Ladies' Delaine Silk and Nett Waists direct from
the best manufacturers in Canada—a very handsome showing
prices from $2 00 to $12.00.
LADIES' KIMONAS—in heavy wrapperette and eiderdown, handsomely bound and in dainty colors
Prices $4.50, 5.50 and 6.50.
a full range in every size and quality and at every price.
angle" Brand, full fashioned and seamless feet—none better.
Simon Leiser
& 00. LTD.
To the printer who
does good work.
Good printing is the
only kind we do, and
our prices are  reasonable
"Leading Tobacco King."
Better known as
Dealer In Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
ir__ Billiaid Room in connection
If ymi wish to make your pinno or
fui'iiitnr-' appear just liko new, try a
Untie of Doyle's Piano and Furniture
Polish. It is un exceptionally good
polish ao'i you will not use uny other
afier having tried it once. It is put
up in 75c ami $1.25 bottles—Por sale
by Chas 8.-grave ut "the Islamic." oflic
Barrister,   Solicitor   and
Notary Public.
The finest hotel in the city.
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Oood
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Advertisement* untlertht* head 1 cent. 1 word,
1 tame; Htiictly iu advance.
Furnished Booms to Let, opposite the
Wanted—Three Young Pigi; lend price
and particular!. T. A. L. Smith,
Hornby Island. jl!»
Two Light Draft Teams, weight about
14001 b«. Apply Shopland Bros.,
Sandwiok, jll
For Sale—9 Milk Cowa and :l Heifers.
Apply H. 8. Portaus, Hankshaw,
Courtenay. jIH
8 'Roomed Houae and Double Lot for
Sale, cheap; or will rent furnished.
Mrs. Roe.
For Sale—Chicken Ranch 3 acres, Good
House (recently renovated), 300 laying
hens, brooder house and outhouses,
orchard, «o»d garden. Apply Mrs,
Hill, opposite Dr. BeadneU's, Comox.
Lost—A L'dy'sback comb  aet with
diamonds.   Reward on returning to"L
Of all the Latest Patterns and made of the
BEST MATEEIAL, beautifully finished.
We are sure toe can please you as we have a big selection
for you to choose, from       ....
A new arrival of NEW SUITS.    As you
know, these dothes speak for themselves.
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
The  McClary  Manufactuing  Co-
Sherwin-Williams Paints
if you use a LE00ETT SPRING  and a "RESTMORE"  MATTRESS.   We carry a fall line of BLANKETS, COMFORTERS and
"The Furniture Store
McPhee Block A.  McKINNON      Cumberland, B.O
The above will be paid to the person
giving information which leads to the
conviction of the party or parties who
•hnt and killed my mare colt on the night
of Sept., 4th, in the vicinity of my 8. K.
corner post. Address, J. Lawrence, Kye
Bay, Cmnoi, B 0.
Any person or persons wishing to
cut any fallen timber ou City Park
Lot* ure at lilieriy to cut mul cart
same away for their own use.
Any standing timber must not be
cut or destroyed.
Any person or persons found dumping garbage or refuse on same will be
lly order of the Cily Council.
A. McKinnon,
City Clerk.
City Hall, Aug. 19th, 1910.
Notice to Advertisers.
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this office not later than
10 a.m. on Thursdny.
Pilsener Beer
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
2= Best on the Coast s=
Pilsener Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
See  us  about your
next printing job
Prints everything
Another   Woudcrful   Cure   Uy   Thai
Wonderful Fruit .Medicine
Mr. Mnihias Dery. of 225 Church
street, Ottawa, Out, was treated for
years by physicians Cor Painful Dyspepsia. Ile .spent so much money for
doe tor's medicines without getting
much relief that he had about made
up his mind that his ease was hopeless.
Seoinff "Fruit-a-tives" advertised,
however, Mr. Dery thought hu would
invest BOo iu a b"\ of these wonderful
fruit juieo tablets.
And this famous fruit medicine did
for Mr. Dery what all the doctors
eould not do—it cured him.
He writes.—"Frult-a-tivos" positively cured mo of Bevero Dyspepsia whon
physicians tailed to rollevo ine."
"Fruit-a-tlves" makes the stomgeh
sweet and clean, insures sound digestion and regulates bowels, kidneys and
skin. c
EOc a box, C for $2.r>0, or trial box,
25c—at al! dealers, or from fc'rult-a-
ti\ SS, Limited, Ottawa.
ABOUT a year ago all America and
England were talking about the
new clock idea—turning the clock
an hour ahead in summer and back
again in winter, so that the wholo country would sleep wben it was dark aud
work whon it was light. Thus, we
would rise at what was really 5. but the
clock would call it 6, and retire at 9,
but the clock would say 10. Therefore,
witl)out changing our daily habits, wo
could get tlic benefit of tlio daylight and
save iu illumination.
The idea was introduced into the
British Parliament, but failed to become n law. Two cities, however,
adopted it—Birmingham, England, and
Cincinnati, Ohio. Both tried iu vain to
enforce it on the people, hut public
opinion was against it, and now it has
been wholly abandoned. Jt is rather a
shame, for it was a good plan, and iu
time the public might have been brought
to see its utility.
However, here it rests iu "innocuous
desuetude" until some progressive
sohemer brings it up again.
MV feet burn sol What shall T do?"
. and the girl with the new shoes
looked up most pathetically at
her friend,
'' Put powder in your shoes and
stockings," answered the practical
friend. "It. will keep your feet from
burning and also make the shoes easy
to break in, I always dust a little talcum or lycopodiuin powder into my
stockings before I put Uiem on, and it
Booms to me that my saoes last twice as
long as other people's.
''Powder your gloves, too, especially
those that fit your hands closely, lt
will make them easy to put on, and
if your hnnds perspire, it will keep
them dry und save the gloves. When
you take your gloves off, blow into
them, sprinkle n bit of powder in each
finger, and lay them Hal on their backs.
Soon you win find your glove bills decreasing, as your shoe and stocking bills
have done."
CHILDREN, especially, lose overshoes with alarming frequency;
we older ones are by no means
exempt. After a fow exchanges of a
beaut ilul new pair tor two that look
as if thoy had never met before, unless
possibly in the workhouse, the unfortunate will be glad to try the method recommended by a former victim, who is
such no longer. This Is to sew a loop
of black tape in the back of each over
shoe at the top of the heel, and to hang
/.hem up with umbrella and raincoat.
The loops can be tucked inside when
tho overshoos arc  worn, and will  not
Besides this, the owner's name and
address should bo plainly printed on
•the inside of each Hap. and renewed
whenever it becomes indistinct, so that
there will be no excuse except dis-
honesty fur their disappearance,
In the treatment of summer complaints, the most effective remedy that
can be used is Dr. Kellogg's Dysentery
Cordial. It is n standard preparation,
and many people employ it in prefer
BnCQ to other preparations. It is a highly concentraled medicine and its sedn
tive and curative qualities are lieynml
question. It has been a popular medicine for many years and thousands can
Httest. its superior qualities in overcoming dysentery and Kindred complaints.
AOJ3RTAIN jurist was an enthusiastic golfer.   Onco he had occasion
to interrogate in a criminal suit.
■a boy witness from Bala.
"Now, my lad/ he said, "are you
acquainted with the nature and significance of an oath?"
Tho boy, raising his brows in surprise,
"Of courso I am, sir, Don't 1 caddy
for you at the Country Club?"
TIIE old parson was endeavoring to do
a littlo missionary work behind the
big stone walls.
"What brought yon horo, my sou?"
lie queried of an   la mat 0,
"I am here, sir, because of my fondness for books," answered Xo, 'l^-'.i.
"Indeed!" exclaimed the good mnn
in surprise, "What kiud of books, may
I ask?"
" I'ocketbooks," brieflv answered the
IT was an old custom among highwaymen to stop prosperous-looking men
on the street at night and enquire
tho time, and then, wheu the obliging
party had pulled out his watch and
named the hour, to snatch the watch nud
run off with it.
One night ono of those footpads accosted an athlete.
"Whut time is it?" enquired the
The athlete dealt the crook a hard
punch ou the jaw.
"Just struck one," said the athlete,
as tho footpad went down before his
stinging blow.
"Gee," said thc crook, as myriads of
stars were clouding his vision, "I'm
glad I didn't meet you an hour ago."
WE all know the information fiend—
the mau who, not content with
absorbing facts and figures of no
account whatever, persists in airing his
knowledge ou  every conceivable  occasion,
.loromo K. Jerome, the well-known
humorist, came up agaiust one rf these
torments while crossing the Atlantic,
lle was leaning over the rail one morning when the information fiend tapped
him intimately on the shoulder:
"Sir," he said, with a grandiloquent
wave of the hand in the direction of the
water, "do you know that if the earth
were flattened out the sea would bo
miles deep all over the world?"
Mr. Jerome looked impressed.
"Well," he replied, with the vestige
of a smile, "if you catch anyone flattening out the earth shoot him ou the
spot. I can't swim."
#    *    #
k PPI.V the proper tost, and super-
A. st.it ion yields. It was the custom
among Canadian Indians, when
they dreamed of receiving a favor from
another, to apply to him for its fulfilment, and whenever possible the conditions of the dream were complied
A chief one morning came to Sir
William Johnson, the Governor, and
told him that he had dreamed that his
Excellency had made him a present of
the suit of regimentals which he wore,
says the Canadian.
The Governor immediately agreod to
make the present asked for, but as the
chief was about to leave lold him that
he also had a dream, to the effect
that the chief had given him a certain
large tract of land of his.
Tho chief was silent a moment.
"Well, yon shall have it," be then
said; "but, if you please, Sir William,
we will not dream auy more."
THE beggar wore a placard, saying:
"1 have only six months to live,"
He was a robust beggar, but the
placard touched all hearts, and through
its agency he must have made six or
seven dollars a day. A Philadelphia!!
who had helped thc beggar liberally in
Philadelphia in 1005, came across the
fellow wearing the same placard in
Los Angeles in 1009, "Why, you might
to be ashamed of yourself," tho Phila-
delphian cried. "Onlv six months to
live, forsooth! You were suying thnt
five years ago." "Well," growled tho
beggar, "it ain't my fault, is it, if the
doctors make mistakes?"
APUBIiKJ speaker the other day
was describing at a dinner in
Cambridge his experience as a
subway workman—experience undergone in tho cause qf science.
"One thing that impressed me," ho
said, "was tin1 happy home life of those
hard-working men. It is a far happier
home life thun that of the idle rich.
And yet the wuy people talk you'd
Ihink'it. was :t wretched and squalid
home life.
"The way people talk, you'd think
.Um Jackson'fl was a typical poor man's
"Jim. very pale and shaky, stopped at
tho butcher's one morning and said:
" 'Give me a small piece of raw beef
for a black eye, please.'
•ItltcLlv »1o|ii   (unfile, CttrSS cold.*,   lieu
n..- iliroiit (.(..I lunn'* -       m5 (fill
frSMribed and reconimenilBU tm women', ,1
... nt,, a MlanttflOftlK' PttpeiW remedy of prover.
vortb. Th, malt from their lift. Is i|iilck miti
mrmumit. For Bale at ,11 tlruir store,.
" • Who's sot ii black eyo,Jiot«'*;il8K;
ml thn butcher curiously.
" 'Nobody ain't yot,' Jim answered.
'Uut I've been ou a bust for the lust
three days, and now I'm oil my way
homo to the old woman.'   '
AGEE1T sporting event was Caking
place on the village green, the
annual football niati-h between
llie married men and thfl uneaptured. As
ilie local doctor was refereeing, aud the
parson and curate were acting as linesmen, tho match was being played in a
very sportBmuuliko way, but nevertheless Bill Jones, the bachelors' ceutre-
i'urward, met with a bad accident. His
leg got broken. While tho injured limb
was being put iu splints tho bachelors'
light back turned to his partner and
"It's a good job the doctor was rof-
ereo to-day."
"Aye,'.' replied the other; "Bill
alius was a lucKy chap."
DUC1AN  PAUL  in   his Reminiscences" speaks, iu one case, of his
bishop us "nn astute and insincere man," giving this instance of his
insincerity: At a meeting nf the clergv
it t.'lapham his chaplain told Iiim that
■ild   Dr ,   who  had   beeu   many
cears in the diocese, was vexed at hav*
iug been forgotten. "Ves," said the
Bishop, "I have not. thc smallest recollection of him, imt I will make it ull
right, aud will go and speak to him.
Whieh is he?" He wns pointed out,
and the bishop made his way to him.
-'My dear Dr , I have not had
a moment for a real conversation with
you. 1 need not ask yoa how you nre
after all these years. Do you still ride
vour gray mare*!" "Yos, my lord. How
ifood of you to remember her!" etc.
I'he chaplain, who was within earshot,
suid when ho again camo near the
bishop, "Then vou did romeinber Dr.
 after all!"   "Not a bit of it,"
said tlic bishop, "I saw the gray hairs
on his coat and I chanced the sex."
WILBUR \v RIGHT, nt the Asbury
Parkrnviatinn meeting, said of
risky aviators: "These daredevils ought to be hurt a little now
then. It teaches them a lesson.
Otherwise they have too much faith iu
their luck. Their faith becomes as ridiculous as that of Hiram BucktoBs, of West
"Hiram Bucktoss, a West Carrollton
farmer, used to como iu to Dayton
every Saturday afternoon to shop, and
the boys at tiie feed store would take
many a rise out of him on account of
Ills faith. He'd believe anything—accede to the tallest propositions. One
Saturday, to sec if ho couldn't shatter
Hiram's proverbial faith, a Dayton wit
"'Speakin' nf buffaloes. Mr. Buck-
toss, did I ever tell you that when I
was out West I seen a buffalo up a tree
catin' apples?"
" 'Indeed,' said Hiram. He didn't
even look a bit startled, but only interested and pleased.   'Indeed.'
1 'That's what I said,' repeat*! the
wit, 'Why, Mr. Bucktoss, didn't you
never see no buffaloes up trees!?'
" 'No,' faltered Hiram. 'No, I can't
suy I ever did.' Then he brightened
up. 'But I've often hoard,' ho ndded,
how very fond they are of grapes.' "
HE was tall and he was lanky and
ho was politely inebriated. Ho
pulled solemnly at a dead cigar as
ho boarded a crowded car at the corner.
He leaned limply against tho railbnard
and gazed vacantly out into spac.9 over
the heads of his "fellow-passengers. As
the car jerked forward ho lurched backward ami spilled himself between tlio
rails. The conductor gathered him in
and anchored him safely to a window
bur. He looked around him in a wrinkled perplexity and at Inst he spoke:
"C'llision!" lie asked of the small
an on whoso toes he was standing.
"No, sir," was the reply.
"Whee—wheel broke?" was his next
'No, sir," answered the littlo fel
Silcnco then.
"Explosion?" came the next ques
"No, sir," said the short one.
More silence.
" 'Smattcr, then?" he qnericd reluct
"Nothing, sir," meekly returnod his
"Nothin' 'smntter!" he ojaculnted
with a frown, "'I' I'd known that 1
wouldn't a got ofl'."
THE unexpected defonco of nlcohol
by Sir .lames Oriehton-Browne ut
a meeting of tho Sanitary Inspectors' Association was characteristic of
the eminent knight-crraut of science.
Sir .lames is constantly arousing controversy by thc independence and originality" of his views. He revels in
wordy warfare, and ono of his most
famous battles of the pen was with
Mr. Winston Chnrrliill. in The Times,
on Ihe Bubject of Harris tweeds.
lle has denounced nil sorts of things
in hiB times—impure milk, unsound
meat,      insanitary    and    ill-veutilntod
Don't Cut Out
a Goitre, Cyst, or Wen, for
  jS lu a mild Mid
Alii NiUitlur.   ItolIlQYMftll]. fu..t
It, futiri.til swi'llmiH, tlili-kcmd
UttUM, tf'iiity nml ilii'ti.iiHlie depo*
It", kill* pnln nml tnkiH out *»"•
ni'wftNil Iiillfttnimil!..n tnuii tooth-
-rlit: Nftiirftlgla, (unit* nr Inflam*
ii.usury rlii'.ni.nlUm, dlllf mrvlt,
Inme IimcL. itralrn nntl nprmlnfc
It Mill i..,|ni-,- VftriflMi VatMh
nl ■ .j — I In |.-mi ar nt Mm i Mn iifc.y ctn mil
thr m.rr-iit'M qukkly, tone* up and
ri"-l"rfBtJii'olii-lkity In Uio circular
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W. F. VOUNG, P. 0. F.,
'-?.]_ Temple St., Springfield, Miss-
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TIIK HANUNAI. IHUU 1 IIH-Mlml, HI., UlnMl|w|« U|,
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Two and  a   Half Hours
on Operating Table
Specialist Could Not Kcmovo Stone iu
tlio Bladder
houses food adulteration, injudicious
dietary, and ao on.
Sir James is a capital speaker, es
pt't-ially after dinner. As a post-pran
dial orator, he iH ono of the few who
still cultivate "old fushioued" eloquence, nnd are careful of the literary
side of their addresses. In this respect
his manner harmonizes with his appearance, for he treasures an enormous pait
of whiskers of the Dundreary pattern.
Although au out-and-out Scotsman
he is not afraid of telling a Htory
against his race. He says that, during a visit to Jamaioa, feeling a little
lonely, he asked a colored official:
"Are there many Scotsmen in theso
"Not many," was the reply, "just
a few—but quite enough."
The Horseman
W1IKN II. S. Osborne, of Pittsfield,
Mass., advertised a two-yesr-ohl
entire sun of .loe Fatelinn,
2:011/,—Bessie Bonokill, 2:05:>i, for sale
iu 1907, in an American turf paper, and
gavo the juice wanted as $1,000, there
was nut the slightest doubt that hundreds of shrewd horsemen read the advertisement and "passed it up," as
the saying goes, thinking that, a two-
year-old colt, bred as this one was,
should never have to lie advertised for
sale to bring $1,000 if he were of much
Now this is where the wise ones
erred. The colt's owner, Mr. Osborne,
knew perfectly well that Joe Patchen,
3;01%, was tho sire of tho world's
greatest harness horse, Dan Patch,
and that Bessie Bonehill at ono time
held a world's record for pacing mares,
and he also had great faith in the offspring of the two noted animals, but at
tlio same time he preferred to follow
the "small profit and quick returns"
policy to training the youngster for
tne races.
When the "for sale" ad. for Joe
Patchen II. appeared many inquiries
were received by his owner, but none of
them had the real businesslike ring to
them, so Mr. Osborne replied to but
very few of the letters received.   How-
ver, there was a Canadian located in
Orillia, Ont., who chanced to see this
Ivertisement while waiting in a Lindsay hotel for a train. This man, Mi'.
Thomas Hodgson, a business man of
the northern town, had bcen more or
Ies interested iu harness horses for sev-
ral years,
Hodgson landed in Pittsfield all right
nd saw Mr. Osborne and the colt, but
was somewhat disappointed in the appearance of the latter, for lie was a
most ungainly looking animal, having
more the appearance of an ovorgrowu
schoolboy than a choicely bred member
of the equine family. Re that as it
may, a long trip had been made, and
there  was the colt,  and  his  breeding
nd liis prospects in tho stud, so Hodgson bought him and shipped him to his
farm at Orillia.
Upou arrivnl at Orillia Joe Patchen
It. was at ouce turned over to dinunv
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Powell, one of the younger generation
of eastern Canadian reinsmen, and while
Powell's experience was moro or less
limited, he liked the horse he was about
to train, was bred right for the work,
ns his father, the veteran Geo. Powell,
now of Belleville, Out., is one of the
most noted of Canadian horsemen.
Last year, in. the fall of his four,
year-old form, Mr. Hodgsou decided to
send young Joo to tho races with a
view of edueutiug him ia tho racing
game preparatory to a campaign on the
leo. Consequently he was started a few
times at the fall fairs in his locality,
but was uever askod to do his best in
company. However, after returning to
Orillia to prepare for the ice races, Mr.
Hodgson was anxious to know just what
speed the son of Joe Patchen possessed,
with tho result that Powell drovo the
young horse a hnlf-mtlo over the Orillia
track moro than a second fastor than
the Canadian record for pacing a half-
mile on a two-lap track.
Joo Patchen was not raced at all at
Toronto last winter, where tho iee rawing season was opened, but. made his
lirst start at Lindsay, where ho won,
defeating the crack paeer, Plying Jib,
that had performed so well at Toronto.
The next woek at Peterboro .luo again
won, aud paced a mile in 2:17%, which
stands as a world's record for a green
pacer on a half-mile ice track. Later,
at Ottawa, he won the much-coveted
-:35 class pacing stake, for which the
purse is $1,000, aud iu this race he
beat this year's sensational half-mile
track- paeer, Hal B, Jr., 2:10V,, and
several more high-clasB pacers. His
tirst milo in the race was in 2:17'/i,
a record for tho event, and when it is
considered that he paced on the outside of the track throughout, nearly the
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The hay pacing stallion. Walter Dillon, 2:I21/j, that has raced successfully
through tne Kansas and Oklahoma Circuit this season, was bred at Santa
Itosa Stock Farm, Santa Rosa, Cal., and
purchased in his yearling form by Hon.
Sterling R. Holt, of Indianapolis, Ind.,
who later sold him to K. Waltlior, of
Opelousas, La., his present owner. He
is by Sidney Dillon, dam Guycara,
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dam Biscari, by Director, 2:17, famous
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Dry Farming in Saskatchewan
By Hon. W. B. Motherwell
WHETHER or not tho term "dry
fn nn nig" hus come to stay is
immaterial, but the fundamental
principles thut underlie this system of
farming will endure for ever, with, of
course, Buch variation in detail as location and the evolution of time may
Home sensitive peoplo dislike the
terra "dry farming" ou tho ground
that it is a reflection on their country
and an admission to the world at largo
that tbeir district is subject to drought.
Admitting that this iH correct, is it not
bettor to face the situation boldly and
prepare for it on tbe principle tbat
"forewarned is forearmed," and that
nothing in tbe end is gained by protending to bave what, you hnvo not.
The meteorological records of Saskatchewan go to show that wo have au average annual precipitation of about seventeen inches, and there is no getting
away from thc fact that this is usually
looked upou in more humid countries
as ouly about one-half the amount necessary to grow profitable crops. Until
a few years ago it was thought to be
impossible to grow cereal crops iu the
greater portion of Saskatchewan. Intelligent tillage methods, however, timely applied, have demonstrated iu ovory
district tbat crops can be grown with
very much less precipitation than was
supposed, provided the moisture is systematically and economically taken
care of. As a matter of fact, the dryness of our seasons is, in ouo sense, our
salvation, as reasonable drought is os-
sontial in most districts to ensure the
maturity and saving of cereal crops in
our ordinarily short growing season.
But a dry climate to be a blessing must
bo prepared for, otherwise it will blight
and disappoint the hopes of the husbandman.
In all semi-arid regions the besetting
hindrance to successful farming is
drought, consequently the basic principles underlying dry fanning must, and
do, imply a system of scientific and
timely tillage, such as will best offset
the danger of scanty precipitation—in
other words, we must accomplish in the
growing of crops, witli an average annual rainfall of seventeen inches, what
more humid countries accomplish with
a much more generous rainfall, lu the
pioneer days of Saskatchewan, scores
ami hundreds of settlers left the country believing that no solution of this
{.roblom was within tho realm of pro*
lability, but, as has often previously
proven the case, "necessity was tho
mother of invention," aud the sturdy
Kioi.cc r farmers of those dayB, assisted
y the experimental farms nnd the agricultural press, demonstrated very
clearly that our strong, retentive, heavy
clay soil wns capable of producing good
crops with very much less oven than
seventeen inches of annual precipitation. While tli is is true, it must bo
admitted that this could be done year
after year in succession without stop
ping at varying intervals of three or
mora years and storing np moisture
under a system of approved and Improved modern summer tillage (commonly Called summer fallow) that will
be alluded to later.
Some writers have undertaken to lay
down a hard-and-fast rule with regard
to the best method of tillage to pursue
Under semi-arid conditions, but so far
int Saskatchewan is concerned, such rigidity, applied to our varying soils
altitudes, exposures, precipitation, and
climatic conditions, would ouly lead to
loss and disappointment. Variations in
method must and can be pursued without departing from principles, nud herein lies the importance of every farmer
understanding something of the science
of soil physics in order to have the
ability to prescribe such crops and tillage methods to meet the requirements
of his particular farm, just as a physician prescribes to suit the individuality of Ins patient.
Tbe following features, usually identified witb dry farming where longer
and warmer seasons prevail than iu
Saskatchewan, and considered by some
to bc fundamental, should be carefully
noted as to tlieir applicability where
fat landB and shorter growing seasons
are the general rule: First, summer
fallowing at intervals of every third
year or thereabout; second, deep plowing; third, doep sowing; fourth, thin
The modern summer fallow was introduced Into Saskatchewan over twenty-
five years ago, not for the purpose of
renewing n woru-out soil, as was ouce
commonly thought, but for tho purpose
of getting the soil into the best condition to absorb moisture and tbeu holding it thero for the use of succeeding
eropH. Thus the shortage In eacb year's
precipitation wus overcome, and full
crops ensured. In order to do this thoroughly and most effectively in Sas-
kalchi wan, it wns found Ihnt the land
intended for fallow after receiving
some form of fall tillage should be
ploughed as early as possible in the
spring after seeding, that it might be
in tho most receptive condition to fully
absorb and save from waste nil tbo
early and later rains. This should be
immediately followed by surface tillage
to put the necessary non-conducting
soil mulch on tbe top to intercept capillary movement nnd prevent loss of
moisture by evaporation. By tbis system the soil, if thoroughly and intelligently handled, will be found moist to
a depth of five or six feet, and a suflicient reserve of moisture for the growing of at least two successive crops is
secured, even though drought should
occur. This system was practised for
many years, and is to a large extent iu
vogue yet.
Tlio more important foundation principles of dry farming were understood
and practised in Saskatchewan years
ago, alt hough much improved upon
since. But with the passing of time,
cheap land, root fibre and humus, many
advanced and thinking farmers nre
now searching for a more economic,
permanent aud less extravagant system
of   farming.     The    profitable    returns
Shilohh Qim
mile My stops coudb
(ho lliront and Iim.. <
CUPOfl colds, Iicol.i
S3 oitrits.
under this method havo caused land
values to incroaso so rapidly that it
now scorns a waste of capital to have
one-third the tillage acreage idle each
year. Furthermore, this system, while
restoring nothing to the soil, rapidly
dissipates its humus, and thus, as the
years go by, reduces its capacity to
absorb und retain moisture.
While summer fallowing is recognised
yot us tho very foundation stoue of
successful agriculture iu Saskatchewan,
still it cun und will, I believe, be sup-
plenuiented by other intelligent tillage
methods wbicb will luegthen the time
between fallowing seasons aud obviate
the necessity of sueh a iargo acreage
being idle each year. If the care tbat
is put on summer fallow to conserve
moisture be followed up in eacb succeeding year by fall discing immediately
the harvest has been taken off, aud by a
more generous uso of the diamond harrow at every available opportunity—
oven in many casos nfter the grain is
up in tho spring, aud by packing tho
reserve of moisture in the fallow eould
bo mado to extend over a much longer
period than two years. Instead of summer fallowing a quarter section five
inches deep every third year, would it
not bo more economical to fallow one-
half that amount, say, ten inches deep,
thus assuredly storing up a much larger
amount of moisture aud extending its
benefits over a longer term of years?
Tho moro frequent uso of the disc and
drag harrow before referred to would
not only help to control evaporation,
but wuuld also kill innumerable weeds
that frequently prove such a continual
drain on the soil moisture. To plough
ten inches deep eould ouly bo advantageously done in Saskatchewan by
Too much indiscriminate advice to
plough deeply under all circumstances
in Saskatchewan would be unwise aud
misleading, aud must meet with disappointing results, but that all clay soils
should bo stirred deeply at least once
after being broken up is becoming more
and more apparent. Deep ploughing—
to increase the soil's capacity to store
moisture—at intervals of, say, ton or
twelve years, to be followed by shallow
ploughing or surface tillage in intervening years to hasten early maturity,
is now thought to be the ideal method
in  many localities.
The danger of too frequent deep
ploughing is obvious. Should it be
followed by a "dropping" season the
growth of straw will bc too rank and
maturity retarded, which tends to run
the crop into the period of early fall
frosts before harvesting is completed.
Nevertheless, deep tillage is necessary
to provide against drought particularly,
and will be accompanied by the risk
of slow maturity only in the first succeeding crop. Tbis risk could be offset
by special attention to packing nnd
growing tor the first year crop suited
to such a condition of soil. During tho
subsequent eight or ten years the land
should be ploughed to a normal depth
of, say, four to five inches, which will
tend to hasten maturity ami yet provide a satisfactory seedbed. 1 believe
that subsoiling will in time become a
recognised necessity, particularly in our
heavy clay soils that are, under shallow
tillage, comparatively impervious to
Under present conditions a great deal
of the copious rainfall of dune und
enrly July runs oft into adjoining
sloughs, creeks, and coulees, and is lost,
(whereas if subsoiling had been performed even once this excess of rain
would freely percolate into the soil as
it fell and would remain there in re-
servo to be drawn upon during a period
of subsequent possible drought. This
is ono way whereby all of us can assist
in conserving one of tbe most important
natural resources of our semi-arid open
plains—thc rain and snowfall.
We iio not kuow who is responsible
A Common and a Dangerous Trouble—
You Must Enrich tho Blood to
Escape Danger
Anaemia is simply a lack of blood.
It is one of the most common uud at
the same time most dangerous diseases with which growing girls suffer.
It is common becnuse the blood so often
becomes impoverished during development, when girls are too frequently
allowed to over-study, over-work and
suffer from a lack of exercise. It is
dangerous because of tbo stealthiuess of
its approach, often being woll developed
before its presence is recognized, and
becauso of its tendency to grow so stead
ily worse, if not promptly checked, that
it mny run into consumption.
The value of tbe tonic treatment with
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills should be
known to every mother in the land.
Theso Pills make now, rich blood, tone
the organs and nerves, bring n glow of
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Dr. Williams' Pink I'ills are an actual
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Princo Albert, Husk., says: "In my ense
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Sold by nil medicine dealers or sent
bv mall nt 50 cents a box or six boxes
for *2.i")0 from Tho Dr. Williams' Medicino Co., Brockville, Ont, j
for teaching the agricultural heresy
that sowing deeply iusures the crop
againBt drought. Tho argument implies
that a shallow rooting can be converted
into a deep rooting oue simply by planting deeply. But anyone who has given
any attention to cereal growth must
have noticed that auy of tho small
grains, if planted in u moist soil deeper
than about two and one-half inches will,
immediutely upon showing surface
growth, assert its shallow growing tendencies by throwing out a uew set of
rootlets about oue and ono-balf or two
inches below the surface, or immediately below the moisturo lino. Thus
with us it is u mistake to sow too deeply
with the idea that sucb a practice assists in resisting drought. Also, this
too deep sowing hns othor sorious disadvantages, such as dolayed germiua-
tion, disposition to smut, tardy maturity, and a wettkoned vitality of the
plant generally.
All the best thinkers in the dry farming world claim that better results cun
bo secured from modorately thin sowing
than from thicker sowing. The usual
reasoning of thoso who support thick
sowing as being best in dry countries
is that it will produce a heavy thick
foliage, which by quickly and thoroughly shading the ground, economises aud
conserves much moisture. But a little
Inquiry into tbis popular fallacy will
soon dispel it. Recognising that the
moisture supply is our limiting factor
in crop production, with a given amount
in a cubic yard of laud, it is obvious
that, say, fifty plants will exhaust thut
moisturo more quickly than u fowcr
number would do, us each plant is a
miniature suction pump continually
drawing upon the soil moisture and evaporating it tbrougb its leaves. This
process is accelerated by the dry winds
which sometimes blow during the hot
summer. Given, however, a good reserve of moisture in thc land and a
reasonable number of plants thereon,
the ill effects of such drying winds are
not only averted, but turned to good
account by stimulating rapid maturity.
Were tho cubic yard of soil in question
loaded with one hundred plants instead
of fifty, it is evident that its moisturo
would be exhausted in about half thc
time, and tbat tbe supply would be
insufficient to meet the heavy demands
made upon it during a period of drying winds nnd excessive evaporation. On
the other hand, if the cubic yard of soil
has been deeply workod in a district
where the soil is peculiarly retentive of
moisture, and precipitation is usually
generous, too thin sowing would induce
excessive stooling and correspondingly
delayed maturity, both of which must
be avoided in Saskatchewan.
What, thon, should govern us in the
amount to sow? If our previous reasoning is correct—that thick Bowing is
likely to be moro susceptible to damage
by drought, while too thin sowing runs
one into danger by frost—this is a question in the solving of which thc tiller
of the soil will require to exercise sound
judgment, based upon local conditions.
As much discretion as would be used
in loading a team for a trip to market
should be exercised in determining the
amount of seed to be sown ou an acre
of land, for as mnny factors enter into
the question, dust as tho weight, condition, and temperament of thc team,
the nature of the land and the condition
of the wagon, the character of the
trail, its present condition, its
length, and tho weather on tho day
in question all enter into the decision
as to what load shall be hauled, so the
mechanical condition of the field, its
probable reserve of moisture, the stage
to which the season has advanced, the
presence or absence of weeds, ami the
variety of seed being used, are among
the factors that must bo considered by
the careful farmer when ho is determining the quantity of seed he will sow lo
the acre. In short, land should be sown
according to its known capacity to
carry a large or small crop. Experience
has demonstrated that in Saskatchewan
the quantity of wheat to bc sown per
ncre should vary from three pecks to
two bushels.
In Saskatchewan the season just closed has given ample and profitable opportunities to study the system of dry
farming practised here ns against the
methods of newer settlers who have
brought their old-time practices with
them, and who invariably lot go old
methods with u great deal of natural
reluctance. Whilo tho eastern half of
Saskatchewan, being that portion cast
of the third meridian, certainly had
slightly more precipitation than the
western half this season (15 and 11
inches respectively), thnt fact in itsolf
does not account for tho marked differ
once iu the crops of theso respective
arens. A great portion of eastern Sas
katchewan has been settled for from ten
to twenty five years, and farmers located therein are familiar with the best
results under semi-arid conditions. In
the western and newer portion, however, large tracts of land bave recently
been taken up by settlers unfamiliar
with such conditions, or possibly insufficiently equipped, with tho result that
such have experienced some loss and
disappointment during the summer of
Saskatchewan, however, as a whole
has a magnificent crop, even with the
dry season It has just passed through.
Where approved methods of tillage have
been practised tbo results have been
most gratifying—the yield in many localities running from 25 to '10 bushels
of wheat to tho acre, whilo the Provincial average on acreage sown will not
exceed approximately 15 bushels. Had
the principles of scientific farming
boen observed throughout the whole
Provinco it is believed that the
total yield of wheat for this season
instead of being approximately 70,000,-
000, would have bordered around the
100,000,000 mark. But the newer settlers nre not discouraged by any means,
as they see what hasTieen accomplished
by the occasional experienced settler,
one or more of whom is to bo found in
almost overy new locality. With such
innumerable illustrations to be found on
all sides in Saskatchewan during 1010
of the imperative necessity of employing dry farming methods' if the most
satisfactory results aro to be obtained,
it is confidently expected that the cause
of scientific soil culture will bo given
such au impetus tbat it will be only n
mutter of a few years until practically
all will accept its teachings.
AT n London dinner recently the conversation  turned  to thc  various
methods of working employed hy
literary geniuses.    Among the examples
cited  was thnt of a well-known  poet,
% 4
Does not contain Alum
who, it was said, was wont to arouse
his wife about four o'clock in the morning and exclaim:
"Maria, get up; I've thought of a
good word!''
Whereupon tbo poet's obediont helpmate would crnwl out of bed and mako
a note of tbo tbought-of word. About
an hour later, like as not, a new inspiration would seize the bard, whereupon
he would again arouse his wife, saying:
"Marin, Maria, get up! I've thought
of a better word!
Tho company in general listened to
tho story with admiration, but a merry-
eyed American girl remarked
"Well, if he'd been my husband I
should havo replied, 'Alphous, get up
yourself; I've thouglit of a bad
word!' "
HEIGHOI This summer season of
ours is the best thing on earth,
and tho flcetingest. About' a
week of wind iu the spring and the
snow and mud aro sucked up dry and
clean—and we havo summer almost at
the drop of the hat. The baseball season opens, the cricketers lay out their
creases, soccer teams line up, and the
balls begin to fly whon the plover season
opens—the first of July. By this time,
everything in the way of summer sports
is in full bloom. Tbo Horse Show bas
come and gone, road races have been
run—some of them—the school leagues
havo run out tbeir schedules of football and baseball, with a little lacrosse
thrown in as a reminder that there is
such a game and tbat it is good to see
and to play. Amateur horse racing is
on the go, and everybody has a weather eye on the big Exhibition about
the middle of July. It is the high tide
of summer sports.
And theu comes the swift flow to
fall. Summer holidays, excursions to
thc Lake, a cottage uud a boat ut the
Lako of the Woods or thereabouts, fishing ut the Locks, picnics, canoeing, tho
big league games, lawn bowling, cricket
tournaments, polo, race meets—and the
first of September.
We begin to feel tho sap of satiety
in our veins then. A big shoot on the
First, with plenty of ducks, maki
other things sing small in sports—tho
First is surely n great day and tho duck
a great bird. Then are the golden
days. He who has time may go u-
shooting overy day in tho week if he
listeth and get ducks galore. Not many
do, because everybody who has life
enough to go hunting has so gol-diug
much to do tu this busy place that
it is a caso of get one's noso to the
stone and keep it there mostly. We all
intend to go after the ducks about
once a week, at least, but we don't got
to it, aud the duckies havo a bunch
of luck iu  not being scared, anyway.
But still, there's plenty doing. The
weather is still fine, an devcrybody is
on the wing to squeeze out the lust
drops of joy from summer boforo it
gets too fnr away. Week-ends become
doubly dear ns tho last outings of the
year come nround. Everybody goes in
for just ono more week-end, and thoy
hang out gloriously such years as this.
The rugby boys get into trim and try
one another's bones to see if thoy aro
brittle enough to break; the road racers
run off thoir iast-of-the-year's contests;
motorists who have been scaring the
life out of. people nil season by zipping
past nt a breakneck pace flock to meets
and shako the shilling out of a few
records—it is fall, but summer weather
may be on tap yet.
And, then, the festive chicken! It
doesn't mutter about tho ducks for a
few days, chicken are easier and better
—if you think so. Besides, there nre
only twenty days, und you have sworn
by all tho gods of war und peace! that
you'll go out overy other duy at the
very least. Yon get out threo times and
get jusl enough birds to give you a
good' taste nnd send a few to friends
and pouf! tbo twentieth is hero uud uo
more chicken shooting If you aro law-
abiding. The birds who'were so rudely
ii wakened twenty days before tuck
tired heads under tired wings and sleep
soundly and securely—except where
lawless beggars are abroad.
Aud now the big game season is almost here. The rugby boys arc playing
off their tinnl games. Thanksgiving
sports aro laid out, and frost tang aud
shortened days drive home warnings
tt( winter. In a mouth we shall have
lhe moose and deer season, skating and
snowshocing will havo begun, hockoy,
curling, Ice racing, und the whole outfit
nf winter sports will be here. Ileigho!
A small year, altogether, winter short
and summer a mere nothing in time;
otherwise, it is altogether lovely and
t    *    *
DON'T forget your big gumo licence.
You may not go out after moose
and you  may not get a domed
thing if you do go; but you should get
Mothers having onco used Baby's Own
Tablets for their littlo ones would not
be without tbem. Those Tablets are a
never failing remedy for the little ills
such as constipation, colic, worms, colds,
etc., that afflict so many little ones. And
then, too, they cnn bo given with ttbao-
ute safety to the youngost child »for
tliey are sold under the guarantee of a
Government analyst to contain no opinio
r other harmful drug. Concerning them
Mrs. Chas. Whatley, Poterboro, Out.,
writes: "I huve used Baby's Own Tab-
Ids lor my little girl and have found
thom to be of great value. Others to
whom I have recommended the Tablets
say they would nol be without them."
^nld by medicino dealers or bv mall at
■.'." cents a box from the Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
that licence just tho same, like you get
slippers for Christmas with last year's
nnd year beforo last's all iu good, comfortable wearing shape yot. So go to it,
must be had to pay for the splendid
offices tbat our game guardian department has—go and look at 'em if you
haven't—and it is easier to get it at
two per for big game licences and ono
per for the small stuff; so go to it, nnd
and remember thnt November Thirtieth
is the last call; after thnt, you'll be shut
into outer darkness for a big gume
And look, if you do get a licence
and do go out, wear something thut cuu
bo seen u good bit away and that will
tell folks you're not a moose, a deer,
or a bear, or anythiug that legally may
be shot if you have that licence snugly
buttoned up in an inside pocket where
it would take you half au hour of bard
work to unbosom it if you were asked
—which you won't be. Even make
sure that you don't bear too striking
a resemblanco to a prairie chicken or
a partridge, because there's no knowing
what a starving hunter, with no more
than ten dollar's worth of eats within
a quarter of a mile, might do to save
his life, lie might uot hit a chicken or
a partridge, but it is history that the
poorest shots in the world have succeeded in potting men in mistake for
lesser game.
To be sure, there aren't anythiug
like the number of hunters shot here
that get bullets pumped into them
down cast and in the States, but it
doesn 't help a lot what others escape
if you get it ; and so, to bo on the
safe side, just wear a good bit of red
or white, or both. Because, you know,
moose don't care a hnng about how
you look; if they don't smell you the
chances are that you may walk right
into them beforo they suspect there's
anybody trying to visit thom. They
haven't any more eye for color than
the man who said ho didn't care what
color his house was painted so long
as it was red. If a moose or a deer
takes any notice of color it is quite
ns likely that they will try to find out
whnt it is thnt looks so strango, because all wild animals have their bump
of curiosity as big as though they fell
nnd hit it a hard thump.
Aud so, you see, wearing a bit of
color doesn't spoil your chance of getting the meat, and it may help to stop
somo near-sighted or nervous cuss from
getting your meat—with an awkward
hole in it. It is too bad that foolish
people will go into the woods, but we
can't expect everyone of four thousand
or more to be wholly sound, aud so
we'll have to endure thc silly ones
along with tho thousands of good fellows and good shots who pay their two
dollars aiul go out like true sportsmen
—careful, skilful, steady, content to
hunt and get game if they can or come
home without it if luck looks the other
ONCE more the baseball men bnve
shown the world that professional baseball is a game played on
the level. That world's series was a
big money proposition. Every game
played brought in thousands of dollars.
Bight wliere thoy left off—in Chicago
—every game that the Cubs could win
stood to shower gold upon tho manage*
ment of the teams, for peoplo wont to
the games as they never did before—
which i.s a good many, aud then some.
But there was no dragging out of
tbe series. Each club won every game
it could. The Athletics went right
after the series from the word and
played the Cubs to a standstill in Philadelphia. Then they went to Chicago
ami the Cubs managed to pull a ten-
inning game out of the fire by one run.
The  Phillies  took   the   next,   and   tho
R**, Wrak, Weary, Wsttiy ~r*e\
Relieved By Murine tare Kenedy. Try
Murine For Tour Bye Troubles. Tee
will Uke Murine ft Bootbee. Mc Al
Tour DniKlita. Write Por Kye Berts
Free.   Murine Bye Remedy Co.. Tormle
The Poor Man's Friend.—Put up is
small bottles thut nro easily portable
and sold for a very small sum,"' Dr.
Thomas' Eclectric Oil possesses more
power in concentrated form than one
hundred times thc quantity of many
unguents. Its cheapness aud tho varied uses to which it can bo put make it
tho poor man's friend. No dealerV
stock is complete without it.
scries was ended with two games to
play if there had been any jockeying
ami frame-up to get the high dollar.
The scries was ou the square, and the
better team  won.
Of course, I 'm one of tho chaps who
don't believe that baseball can be
framed to nny extent. It would be
possible for a player to drop a game
if everything favored him, but there
nre so many complications in baseball
—situations that arise in the winking
of nn eye—that no living, livo man can
tell iu rfdvance what chance ho iB going to get to throw a game, and when
the chance does come—if it does—he
must be a quick and almighty clever
rascal who is ready to tako it. As for
getting enough players to stand in on
a deal to make it. go through, that is
nhsurd in the face of the discipline
and rules that they have in really organised baseball—not tbo kind wo had
in onr Western Canadian League last
year. Tbo man wbo would attempt
such a thing iu thc big leagues would
bo crazy; thc man who could carry it
through is not in the world.
EVERY girl or woman who takes a
pride in her complexion must be
particularly careful as to the soap
she uses. A bad soap will corrode the
skin much iu thc same way as an acid
will corrode metal.
The face itself quickly gives warning
when a different brand of soap should
be tried. Raised patches of red color
form on tho face, especially below the
eyes und on tho checkbonos. Or red
patches can bc seen below tbo skin, the
surface not being raised. Sometimes
this appearance of pimples is an indication of the use of inferior Boap, but
not always, for tbey may signify that
the blood is out of order.
Another sign of bud soap is when
the skin feels rough, or looks more or
less muddy and mottled.
Hod patches usually prove that the
soup contains a lot of free alkali. Such
a soap is not tilted for the human skin,
as the alkali nets as un irritant, and
its caustic property destroys tue skin.
If, through using bad soup, the complexion has been ruined, it can be
brought fo a healthy condition ugniu by
rubbing the face over at night with
sweet almond oil, uud washing in the
morning with hot water, but without
soap,'though a little gelatin cuu be dissolved in the water with advantage.
A number of Chinese girls, specially
trained in San Francisco, have begun
work in Pckin as central operators in
the telephone system recently opened
up. Subscribers, when ringing up, ad-
tress them ns "Lilv of the Air" and
'Butterfly that talks."
A company organised in tbe Unitod
States is constructing a large plant at
Preston, on Xipo Bay, to make a practical test of a patented process for expressing the juice nnd conserving the
fibre uud pulp for paper. The fibre is
separated from the pulp by machinery,
aud then by evaporation tbo water is
eliminated, leaving the dry fibre and
pulp containing the solids and sucrose,
from which sugar is made, The fibre
and pulp are then baled separately for
For Rifles, Revolvers and Pistols
Winchester cartridges in all
calibers from .aa to .50, shoot
where you aim when the trigger
is pulled. They are always
accurate, reliable and uniform.
Shoot them and You'll Shoot WelL
Always Buy Winchester Make.
the red W ■"*•»
Sackett Plaster Board
The Empire Brands of Wall Plaster
The Manitoba Gypsum Co., Limited
Given Away at the MAGNET
You are. entitled to one ONE TICKET witb
every 50c purchase. Drawing takes place on
Capital $5,000,000
Reserve 85,700,000
Drafts Issued in any currency, payable all over the world
highest current rates allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   —   —     OPEN DAILY
Visiting curds  tit  the Islander
Job work t You can net what you
1'want when you want it at The Islanhkk
;> ui.,- iio.
Do your own ihcppihg. See MiKin
null for Choice Fruits, Confectionery
oul lire Cruam. j-'f>
Services iii the Hoinan Catholic Church
Mill be held every other Sunday in Cumberland.    Rev. H. Martens, pastor.
Wanted, son ■ one to take und raise
,s their own, u boy or girl 8 years
anil 6 months and C years and li
months ohl, with privilege of adopting.    Apply X, Y ,?i. this olliee.
For Sale—Thomsons Boarding House.
This ia furnished throughout and is in
lirst class condition.
For particulars apply between the
Hours of 2 and 4 p. m. to Mrs 1). Thom-
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, Courtenay.
Having disposed of ray property al
Happy Valley I will sell at Public
Auction on Wednesday Dec. 21st.
nt 10 ii. in. the following:
11 Cows, 1 two year old heifer, li
one year old heifers, f> heifer calves, 1
three year old bull, '2 two year old
All the above are puro bred short
horn stock.
Also I will sell 5 grade cows; 2
working horses.
W. J. ITarrigan
Happy Valley
Wanted, teacher   for   Minto   District School.
Apply to
W .J. Harrigan,
Cumberland, P.O
First assistant teacher for Cunlbei-
land Public School, also teacher for
six months to teach the second divis-
T. H. Cakey,
Sec't'y. School Board
Wanted, by man and wife a farm to
manage, or help, experienced iu mixed
J. Thomas
434 Helmcken st.
Victoria B. C.
d19™ifcotbA(?bnt IE. O. lEHyLDIE
The  Russell
Tliu only Cur Made
in   America  with
the "Silent Knight
Valvules Engine,"
Also made in valve
. . . style . • •
Cleveland, Brantford, Mnssey-Hurris, Perfect one1 Blue Flyer Bicycles; Fairbanns Morse Gas Engines; also tlm'Moore Gasoline
Lighting Systems. Oliver Typewriters. Kepul ring of all kinds.
Il'wijclcs, Settling Machines, Otitis, etc    tSoissor* t nd Shifts ground.
Rubber Tires/or Baby Carriages.    ifoop,sjor Tubs
'llllHI) STREET, CUMBi-RLAa Sl>.
si_    _
The  BEST  Machine  on the   Market
and sold on EASY TERMS	
JEPSON BROS., District Agents, Nanaimo, B. C
C. Stgrave, Local Hepreientalive, c,unt_ rland, D. C.
For Sale—One good farm horse, Eu-
quire J II Milligan
Sandwick, B. C.
For Sale—Bugtiy and harness both in
good oendition. Price 875 Apply K
iio, he sure to order your wedding invi-
atoiua at The Isi.amikk Office. Samples
.t this office.
Mah Lee
p, 0.  B°X  294
Neir the Saw .Mill
Horse 8 yis, kind,   good   driver,   not
afraid of  autos.    Harness  and rubber
tired buggy almost new.
Apply to, 0. K. McNaughton
Horseshoeing a Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
40'J pullclo. lidtchrd'l4C4
Irom Jan. 1 lo Mav 31. laid 37580 end*
Which sold at wholeaale price*
net'       •        •        « $1019. H
eoat of feed lor same period     211.05
$ 808.07
Jlveraae profit per bird lur
151daya        »        * ■
EO iS l-OK HATUllSti.
Per IS.
■    2.30
• 2.00
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
AU kinds or hnuling done
First-clnss Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
on a Small
Local Agent for
The London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Get rates before insuring elsewhere
Office: Cumberland
:   :   :   CEIVED   :   :   :
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
(ok otukk steamer)
weather and other   circumstances
permitting. will sale
North Bound
Leave Vancouvor fi p. m. Mondityn
Arrive Sunuiiuo \*W p.in. .Moiuluys
Leave Nanalmo 10 p.m. Mondaya
Heaver Creek     f
boillUIUI I sin ml      f
Arrive Union Uay ft.30ft.tn. TuondayB
Leave Union iluy io.au a.m. Tuesdays
Arrive Comox 11,15 a.m, I'uesdaya
South Bound
Leave Comox 1,16 p in. Tuomlnyi
Arrive Union ll«y 2.00 p.io, Tueiilays
Leavo Union llay i. 16 p.m. Tuesday*
Deuiiiuii Island      f
Beaver Creek       f
Arrlvo Nanalmo iu p m. Tuesdays
Leave Nunuliiio 11.00 p.m, Tuesdays
Arrive Vnneouverl 30 a.m. Wednesdays
f  Indlentes tlat! atop,
Fur rate.-* and further particulars call er ftpplj
H. W.  BRCDIB, W.    McGIRR,
GEN'L.  P. A., Agent,
Vunuouvui',    B.C. NaiiUiinu,   B.C
Autos for Hire
Motor Launches on the Lake
reriiM ruasmmblu I'n mu Hfi
DKN   oN   {■*.   ANDERSON
Ei.  .:'.
Comox, li. C.
Agent for E & N.
Comox  District.
Comox Assessment THstricl.
NOTICK l» hereby given thil n Court nl Ifcvk
Inn unci Appeal under III. pravlglmu nl tlir
"Anwimont Art" wlll he h.1,1 r„r u,e Comox
Awommenl lil.nl.t, -,u the Cnurt Homo, Cum
Iwrlnml. li. t; lliumlay lho 22nd, Decemhor,
linn, nt II o'olncll In tin. fur i.
Cunihurhmil, Sill, Dueembor, Itilll
JOHN ii.uitn,
l)o|tuly Assessor
Next door to Royal Bank, opposite Post Office
"The Correct Thing"
Personal     Greeting
For     Christmas
Call and ask to see samples
T. D. McLean's
Christmas Again is with us
In the be>tleather goods-We have Purse;, Billbooks
S.tt he's Ma.u T ilioi i id numerous ithar .irticlos.
Ca eel Pipea, Pe, fumed ol lhe ..aiutiesi. odors, Freueu
and English. Goods	
st qua!'t   a' vays, a:«! al. eatable prices
Jwaysai j .ut s^ivl
a^ • , t'd us it ii
A. H. PEfleEY


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