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Array Helnt Sweet Mixed  Plcklea,
200. Pint.
Punch Sauce.    The Moet De-
licioui Relish nnd  Appetiser,
35o. bottle at
JUL ft 1910
SECTOR!A, ^__%
You will  save
and be satisfied if you
deal at
Subscription price #1.00 per year.
Nn. 6
A glance at the error
column tells the
Ciiurtenny climlwii into apcoiid place
on Sunday, when tliey trimmed the
league leaden hy a score of 168.
Tlm gillie waa the poorest played in
the league this Benson, and most of the
ftpectiitor* departed U'fnre ihe game
was half flmnhcd.
The home te»m gut two in tho first
on a hit liy Sweeney, a iiase on balls
to Piper, and another hit by Thom
aon and McOoldrlok'a error. Stant
g<t another in the foiirt.lt when he
waa snfe on an error by Fuller, atole
aeeond, went to third on a passed bull
and scored on a wild pitch,
Courtenay got one in the first when
Thomas was bil hv it pitched ball, and
made the round trip on errors. Three
more came in the aeeond on three hits
iu siK'ceaaion, a passed ball and an
'(homes got another in the third on
a abort stop error, followed by two
more at first and centre field.
In tbe seventh McGoldrick was safe
on an error; Dixon and Thomas walked ; McNeil bunted and the throw
cannoned oil' tiie runner at the plate
and two scored. Two more came
home on Andcrton's safe drive to centra. Two passes, a two base hit, two
errors and a single brought in live
more ill the eighth. Ill the ninth
Wagner waa safe on an error at second, waa advanced on McQoldrick's
safety to left, and scored on an error
in the left field.
The tabulated score tells the story
of the disaster:—
All    B     II   PO     A      K
Sweeney c
Piper 2b 3b
Thomson lb
SUnt 3b 2I> p
McKay If
Gibson rf
Robinson cf ss
McNeil p 21>
Karnes ss
Grant cf
1 1 10
1 1    0
0 1 11
1 0   3
4 0
1 1
0   2
4   0   0
0 0
0 2
0 1
0 0
0 0
0   0
0   2
29   8   6 27 17 13
All    H     H    PO    A
McGoldrick  8b
Dixon ss
Thomas p lb
McNeil c
Falier 2b
Auderton lb p
Curtis If
Smith cf
Waguer rf
8 2
2 0
8 0
1 0
2 2
2 2
0 1
0 0
2 0
1   0
1 0
2 1
42 15   7 27 14   2
1 2 3 4 6 C 7 8 9
Union Bay 1 8 1 0 0 0 4 5 1-15
Pilsener     20010000 0-3
Summary—Struck out by McNeil,
8; by Thomas, 2; by Andrrton, 7 ;
7. liases on bulls, oil' McNeil, 5 ;
Thomas, 1 ; Anderton, 4. Hit by
pitcher, McNeil, 1 ; Anderton, 2.
Sacrifice hit, McNeil. Stolen ba«es,
by Courtenay, 10; by Pilsener, 7.
Passed balls, Sweeney, 3. Wild pitch,
McNeil, 1; Anderton, 1.
Standing nf lhe league.
Won. Lost.
Pilsener      3 2   — .600
Union Uay 2 8   — .400
Courtenay 2 8   — .400
Extra innings in both
matches   played for
the money prize.
The Baseball Tournanient nt the
Bay, on Dominion Day, produced the
gieateat ball games ever played in the
disirict, the morning game between
Pilsener and Union Day lieing taken,
after 10 innings of fast play by tlte
Unionists, hy a 21 score. In the
afternoon Courtenay met Union in the
final match, which went for 17 innings, and was won by Courtenay bv
a score of 5-4.
Neither team scored until tlio fourth
innings, when Pilsener got a run, the
opening rounds being conspicuous for
tbe great pitching of both twirlers
and some sensational work in the outfield.
In the forth Penrme led off with a
two base hit to left, stole third and
scored while McNeil was going out,
Robinson to E. Balo.
Iu tho sixth Union made it I-l.
Robinson went out on a long drive to
centre, which was handled ; Ixi Claire
■oiled one out to third and beat the
throw ; N. Halo was safe on Pearme's
error. He was oiught between w-
sond and third and died ; Cumm hit
past first antl brought in the tun;
Fredericks was robbed of a three base
hit by McKay's running catch in left,
and the side was out.
Both towns went out in onetwo-
three right up to the tenth innings,
not a hit being registered by either
In the tenth, the first two men up
went out by the short-stop route
Clark, howirer, connected ; he opened
the seams with a hard wallop to deep
left that looked good for a homer. A
good return from the fielder, though,
ntiido a close decision at third, and
the fun commenced.
To most of the spectators it looked
like the i miner was out by a couple
of feet, but the umpire thought otherwise, and it went for a three base hit.
Immediately there was an uproar,
during which the catcher left his station and Clark, taking advantage of
hia absence, ran home, and the game
was over.
Manager Hennessy, of the Pilsener
team, formally protested the decision,
asking the committee to protect the
betters, but llis objection was overruled.
Union Bay.
I* Claire
N. Halo
Cu rran
I?. Balo
Sommerville 2 b
Stanley 8 b
Clark c
Itobertsou      p
s s
0 2
1 18
0    2
8!)    2    5 80 U    8
(Rehainino Games)
,tu1y 10—Union at Courtney.
July 17—Courtenay at Cumberland.
July 24-Cumberland at Union.
July 31—Courtenay at Union.
Aug. 7—Cumberland at Courtenay.
Aug. 14-Union at Courtenay.
Aug. 21—Cumberland at Union.
Aug. 28-Courtenay at Union.
Sept. 4-Oumberlat'd at Union.
Sept, 11—Union at Courtenay.
Sept. 18—Cumberland st Courtenay.
1 it
2 h
s s
Hoi ertson
Mr. Curtis will  erect
81,200 building on
At the last council meeting Mr,
Curtis, of the Moving Picture Show,
made an offer to lhe city lo enlarge
the City Hall, erecting nn addition
costing in the neighborhood of $1,200,
on condition that the city grant hiin a
lease of thu building on the same tonus
as at present (|25 per month) lor a
term of three years, the building, as
improved, to bo the sole property of
the city at the expiration of the lease.
Seen by our reporter, Mr. Curtis
stated ibat it was his intention, if his
proposition was taken up by the city,
to erect a modern entertainment hall
the full size of the lot, 125 x 50 feet.
The building will bo modern in
every respect, wilh spacious stage,
ilressing rooms, and a smoking room
in connection.
The crowded houses that greets Mr.
Curtis' show, night after night, ren-
jers a more capacious building necessary.
Tbe hall will bo splendidly suited
for dancing, ami it is the intention of
the manager to hold dances every
Manager Curtis will cater only to
first-class trade, and to prevent frequent excursions from the dance hall,
this will be discouraged bv those doing
so being charged the full price of admission on re-entering, and no liquor
of any kind will lie allowed ou the
If tbe proposition is accepted by lhe
council the contrnct Tor tho building
will lie let immediately, and the work
rushed to completion,
Employee   of    Fraser
River Co. meet horrible   death.
Mr. W, Reesman, an employee of the I
FnisiT Kiver Company,  met death in [
ii   mont horrible form on  Thursday
ll'ght nf Innt. week,    whotl ho  either
I fainted nrtook n cramp, hi an outhouse,
with the result that he wa? smothered |
to death.
Mr. Iteeamnti, who was a very Steady
young man, bnl hit* oompanlons good
flight at about 11 o'clock an<l wan
never seen alive again,
lh tiie morning the mnn wits mias*
ing and it. was discovered that he Iiml
disappeared in only his niglil clothing.
His companions Searched the wood.*
for him without avail, until (lie
nuthouse wiis thought of, when thn
unfortunate man was found standing
on lii« head ami smothered to death.
An inquest antl postmortem exami-
tion revealed the fact lhat the mnn
was in perfect physics] health, and
that the cause of death wanftuttbeatiou.
A brother of the deceased living in
Hoquinm, Wash, was telegraphed for
nnd arrived for lhe funeral, which wa?
held from the Presbyterian Church,
Band wick, on Monday, the Rev. Mr.
Meiizies officiating.
Passed away on Wednesday at advanced
age of seventy-five.
The death occurred on Wednesday, a-
f'er h lingering illness, nf Mr. Joseph
Putter,fot the past t wi Ive years a resident
' Cumberland,  ar ttie advanced  Hue of
Decide on uniforms for
Police and increase
Clerk's salary.
The regular Hireling of the ci'y council
whs httld nt the council cliHinfort on nn n-
iUy night Hii Worship the Mayor ind
A Idermrn McLood, iSmwurt, Stodil.rt, ami
ye«r«, hiving !)• i"' horu In Stafford. | Hornel being present,
W. Allsop, A. B. of H M S Egeria
was acordeil a naval funeral venter
day. He was drowned in the harbour
2 weeks ago. and hia bod; recovered
2 days ngs at Oyster Kiver.
H M S Egeria left for the northern
fishing grounns this week.
One of the film* at thn City Hall this
wiik depicted scenes from a Lunatic
asylum. Manager Curtis threw them on
the screan, labeled ''Proceedings at the
Cumberland Development League meeting.
The local Orangemen have made all
arrangements f r the July 12' h celebration, and au attractive programme and
a generous prize lint hat been arranged
for that day. Ata public meeting held
on Wednesday night, it whs decided to
hand over a btlauce of $100 left from
May 24rhcelehra>ioti, to the Orangemen'*
committee, and thin, together with wha'
haa heen subscribed hy the 1 ■■due itself,
tml hy thu merchants, in kes a priz
list of vety «. tier us prop >rti»ni. A
grand Oiatige Parade to the 01*1 K-crea
tion ground will open Mim proceeding*,
after which »pe>»hes wil1 be delivered.
old then thn sports A dance will he
held in the evening to bung the day to
titling conclusion.
Denman Island.
36   1    4 29*14   2
* 2 out when winning run scored.
12 8 4 5 0 7 8 J) 10
Pilsener    000100000  0—1
Uniun       0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0   1—2
The afternoon game between Courtenay and Union went 17 innings hefore Courtenay broke the tie and won.
With the exception of a couple of
innings at the first it was Al ball all
the way.
Com*tonny got one in second when
Donnelly got a pass, stole second and
scored on Stanley's error.
In the fourth Union got two. Cur-
ran singled to right, but was forced at
second; E. Halo singled to centre;
Ryan fanned, but Stanley's single to
right brought in the run*. Two more
came in the fifth when Clark walked,
went to second on a passed hsll, stole
third, and scored on Robertson's sacrifice fly to right. Le Claire walked,
N. Halo singled past, third. (■urran got
a Texas leaguer to centre, and the
bases were loaded. Fredericks flew
out tit left, but \*> Claire beat the ball
Courtenay scored in the fourth
when Donnelly heal out a bunt. He
was forced at B"roinl by McGoldrick ;
Curtis fanned, but Fahor connected
and McGoldrick came home.
Courtenay also scored in the fifth.
McNeil singled to left; Dixon was
safe on an error at third ; Thomas
struck out, but McNeil scored on the
catcher's error on the pitcher's throw
in of Anderton'* grounder.
The Ueds tied the score in the
seventh after the first two men went
out, Dixon drove one to left and
stole second. He came home later on
Thomas' hit to right.
From then until the 17th not a man
saw third. Tn this round Fabor hit
safe past third and stole second. Hu-
chnnan went out third to first, but
McNeil was thero with the goods and
clouted a hard one to left, aud the
game was over.
Union       n ii n 2 c oihi n n n o 0 0 0 0 0-4
Court i-nsy 01011010 00000000 1-6
The bear that for the past few weeks
J.has wrouuht such hav- c among the sheet
here and that was tbe terror of many of
the women and children, was shot on Hun-
day morning by the Piercy Hros. liav
ing growing tired of mutton, bruin decided to have a|cnange of diet, accoidiogly
he Healthily approached the pig yaid ul
Mrs. T. H. Piercy ou Sunday morning **•
bout ten o'clock and wan di&covereit it
rhe act of stalking a young porker with
the i lei'tiuii, nu doubt of making bib
breakfast on the unaware animal. The
alarm waa given by Frid Pietcy, who w^s
first to see the bear, and soon the four
brothers armed with shotguns and rifles
were iu pursuit of the marauder. After
chasing the animal for a distance of about
one quarter of a mile, a bullet from the
thertilii of Harvey Pietcy took effect-
breaking the bear shoulder. He then
climbed a tree, wliere he waa an easy mark
for his pursuers, who shot him through
the head, killing him almost instantly.
The head of the animal has been sent to
Vancouver, where it will be mounted and
returned to the Piercy householders; and
no doubt in years to come )he little children will be t Id the story ■ f the bear and
of the four valiant b* others who effected
his capture. Some of the men here ar--
very glad indeed to know lhat the bear is
dead.as they will not have to come home
before dark.
Avery pi taint evening was spent at the
home of Mrs. T. H .Piercy on Friday ol
last week. About forty young peopli
gathered in the spacious old farmhouse,
and daoced until the grey dawn of earl}
morning. All rep< rted having had a good
Mrs. Dr Peacock, who has been spend
ing a few weeks with her mother, Mrs, T.
H Pierc*. 'eft on Sunday evening for hei
home In Portland Oi*gmi, She waa ac
oompsriied as far as Vancouver by hor
stbter, Mit-a It se Piercy.
The D nnian Island Stone Company reported buisness active. Toe tug Prog
'ess left here on Saiuday evening with a
large acow of ruck en route for Vane liver.
Some of tha farmers here have com
ineneed hayii g this week. O^ing to the
dty we-thcr that prevailed in Stay ami I
early June lhe hay crop will bt; 1'gher this
year than usual, (train, on the whole,
is looking "ell, and present Indications
point toward a go- d ct-' p.
The marriage of Mr Washington Scott
and Mi-s Margaret Bret ken, both of
Deuman Island took place tut Monday
afternoon, in Naiishnn Tin* h \ty\
Couple wil' return shortly, and in futuiu
will reside here.
Miss Viller, nf the Cumberland His-
piijtl shift, |n spending ber holidays a*
Mrs. ./..a. I h-tnist..n's.
Mr. Joint Chalmers has cuminunced
the erection of a imw bam.
Miss Jessie Fisher, of Vancouver,
arrived here on Satuiday evening, and
will spend her vacation at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Alex, McMillan.
Mrs. E. Oraham is visiting friends at
Union Hay.
On Tuesday evening an informal
crowd gathered at the hall to bid farewell to Miss Mills, who fur tho past
six months has taught in the public
school here. During the evening the
retiring teacher was presented with a
beautiful toilet cane and gold bracelet,
as a mark of the esteem in which sh-
was held by the young people of t e
Nluiia Kngland iu lK:t5
Ttio deceased gentleman was one of Mold pick miner, and came to Nova Sc -lia
Alien (jure a young man, spending til'
years in the country. He crossed the
Allan1 ic in a sailing ship, being six
months pn the voyage.
The late Mr Potter was the father of
12 ehildun, if whom,- ames. Joseph,
lUvid, VVilliauiHtid ,1 hn, are living, and
residents of Cuinhwrlai d.
All funeral armng»>nM were provided
for three months ago hy thu deceased hiin
The funeral took place vslerday from
the residence of his soo D P -tier, and
was very largely attended, bespeaking
'he regard in which the decease was held
hy all who knew him. Tile funeral pro-
• 8«i->u waa beaded by tbe Cumberland
Clly I Uud.
Union Bay.
The celebration held on 1st July surpassed all previous ones and the energetic committee deserves thanks for
the efficient mnmnier in which they
handled aflairs
Tin. Cumberland contingent arrived
by special train about 10.HO A M and
iiiiniedint.dy the first git me of baseball
started, causing some excitement for
the supporters of each ten in,
At I.HO P.M. the atletetic, sports
were started commenced. These events
along with the other were well contested and pleased the many spectators.
A dance in the evening concluded
the days programme, soma fifty or
sixty couple thoroughly enjoyed themselves to the sweet music of Morgans
The sports committee met on Wednesday evening to settle the aflairs of
Dominion Dny celebration. After receiving the report of the finance committee the balance of forty-four dollars
was directed equally to the school
public Library.
Mrs. John Ryan and son of Lady-
smith aro the guests of her brother
Mr. Ed. Clarke.
Mrs. Ed. Grahaman, of Denman
Island is visiting friends here this week.
L. 1>. Johnson, of \V. It, Grace A Co,
Seattle, arrived on steamer Cugco, to
look after  bunkering of  that  vessel1
Miss Gilligan, of the firm of Fraser
ami Itisbop, is away on a vaation.
S. S. Oanfee took on bunkers and
-ailed Tuesday evening last for
S. S. Vnrania cleared for Vancouver Thursday morning, after taking on
Hulk ,-Case" is faking ou cargo for
S S- Cuzcn arrived Thursday afler
noon fof bunker  fuel.
Yacht Dolunra arrived on Tuesday
H. M, S* Egeria is faking nn bunk
er fuel.
S S. Germatiicus is still at anchor
awaiting orders.
The minutes of last regular and two
■tecihl meeiiigs were read and  adopted.
A delegation from the Orangemtni
Lodge, counting of Messrs Thomson ami
(tale waited up n the board, to urge the
council to erect an arch on Dunsmuir
■ivenue fur tbe Orange celebration on Ju'y
12th . On the motion of Alderinam Mu-
Le d, seconded by Aldermen Homaltlie
r, < pleat was granted.
An otl'.-r fniu Manager Curtis of the
moving [lictureshow to erect a $1200 addition to the city hall on condition tbat ha
he granted a three year lease of the
premises at the present rate of rental was
reaivved. Mr. Curtis was requested to
submit plans of tbe proposed building at
the next, meeting of the council.
Alder-own Sioddart wanted to know
*hy the adopted report of the Police
Cuinmiesiouers which recommended that
the members of tbe police force be fund-
bhed with utiitormshad not been acted up
on. A motion to call for tenders f >r
police uniforms, sample of material to ba
used to he submitted, was carried on the
casting vote of the Mayor, A derinen Mc
beud and Hornal voting against it.
Alderman Stoddart reported a case of a
man ua ng disgraceful language on the
street in tbe presence of ladies, and regit feted tha' neither of the city's policemen
were iu town at the time.
He was advised to Iny the matter before
the P<>lioa Comminssioners,
The cheque of Contractor Sinclaire the
successful tenderer for sewering the city
was ordered to be returned.
The oity clerk reported that taxes to
'he amount of $2700 had already been
paid, and that the half yearly statement
of ibe city financier would be presented at
• he next meeting of the council.
Alderman McLeod proposed and Alderman Hornal seconed a motion that the
salsry of the city clerk be raise I from
$25.00 to $30 00 per mouth. Alderman
Stoddard believed that it would be time
tn t.y.a such action when the cler!: uked
for it. On tbe motion being put* it was
carried unanimously.
Bills to the amount of 86.30 were referred to the Finance Committee.
Police Officer Greys report of collection for
June was submitted as follows.
Scavenging ..!,..., 118.00
Night Watchman    72.50
Dog Tax..'.;. 46 00
Hall Kent   ...2500
Police Court Fines 6 00
City Road Tax 6.00
It was decided to call for separate tenders for blasting stumps on Dunsmuir
Avenue from Stoddard to Sth Avenue and
from Dunsmuir to Allen street on 4th
The council then adjourned.
Financial Statement Dominion  Day
Amount subscribed.. $281 7o
Kxpenditure        270 75
HaWe   $1100
Receipts from Dance    $3"t "ll
Halance on hai d    $44 00
Certified and found correct
D   V Renwick
Oun,  C   I'limpbull
Jas. McNeil
Finance committee.
It is reported that a Pool Room will he
opened in an up town 1 cation in the
course of the present summer.
A petition baa been circulated among
the business people of the district, reipist-
;n,f the transportation companies V co-
orperation hy way of placing some repnns*
ible person on Oomox whwrf to look after
freight Conies 'tf these petition were
forwarded to the Genaral Freight Agent
of the B. & N. R. Co. and the U.8 S. Co.
A favorable reply has been recieved from
the lattor company sb yet the former
company has given no decisive answer,
and a very strong feeling is that if the
E. & N. R Co. are not willing to bear
thoir share of the expel se the shippers
will subscribe the amount and in con-
sequence will pat ionize tho "Cowichan."
Mr.John Hawkins, whois managing the
Courteney House during the absence of
the proprietor, Mr'J. 11. Johnston, wbo
isi.ff on a holiday, met with an accident
Mondny evening by fracturing one of the
hones ot his right foot, while indulging
in a simple wrestling game witb a companion.
A very sad accident occurred Wednesday evening at the Fraser Kiver (Vs
camp 7, wheu Mr. Keusman, a very popular young man aud one of thesub-formen
for tie above company, waa accidently
drowned by filling into a waterhole
near the camp. The full particulars if
i he ease could uot be learned at this time
f writing,
Tbe annual strawberry festival, givon
under tbe auspices of the Ladies Aid Si-
ciity in aid of the   Presbyterian Church,
I which was held in  the Agricultual Mall,
j Tuesd iy evening was a very great success
1 in every way, and is,  without doubt, tha
best alfur of the kind ever held in C >urte-
uay.    The Ladies, who have hiien puzz'od
f r Some years how hest to arrange affairs
I so  that   the  strawberries and icecream
could be distributed iu order to avoid con*
i fusipu, and so that every one would  get
I their share and no more, have at last got
j it, down to a science.     Hy  having  tables
»et with the strawberries iu an adjouuing
hall,  and   having   it   arranged   so that
people con'd val thom any time during
the evening, probably the largest gathering that ever aBHcmbled at  Courlnay was
catered to without the leapt confusion ami
every one waa  perfectly satisBed.    The
programme whh a very loug one but was
sa good as it  was long.    Nearly  every
i selection was  well rendered,   snd great
1 credit is due to all who  took part.    Tne
district never before displayed such ex-
oelleut talents.    The farce at the end,
entitled a "Women's Business Meeting,"
was very appropriate for the occastion, and
brought down  the house.    Mr. Met zies
always proves a very able chairman, bu-
did not have it all bis way when   he requested the ladies in the audience tu remove their hats.    Tha ladies had  battel
be careful, though, the next time. TUK ISr.ANDKK. (TMnKRl.AXD, B.C.
Late Emperor
of Abyssinia
Thr following storo of the career of the late
is front the Lomlon Dally Tettt
Emperor  Menelik
MKNI'llilK ll. "Negus Nognsti,'1
K iiifc of Kings, new known hm
i'mpernr ol' Abyssinia, wns a re
markablo man one of tbe strong men
of the ninotooiitli coutury. Ilia nncos<
tor, Menelik I., lived some tWOIity centuries agu, and ugroottbiy to a tradi
tion revered in Abyssinia, ho wns tho
ion of King Solomon and tbo Quoon of
Slioba. The luto blmporor was tbo sou
nt' n poor woman, and wus born in
1844. In 18(17, when Theodore was Km
peror, a British army wus ln Abyssinia
undor command of sir Robert Napier	
hord .Napier of Mngdulu — so called
from the name of Theodore's capital, to
punish the Abyssinian ruler for imprisoning a number of Kiiropeuns, one of
whom wua a representative of the lint
ish government,   our troops loft tho
country Without settling the govern
ment, and as in /.ululnnd, a ft it the
deposition of Cqtewayo, a period of
chaos onsued. In 1878 Prince Enseal
Tigre, an Important provinco or siute
of Abyssinia, buoi dod as Emporor Johannes. Menelik wus u son of tli
Prince of Slum, and was onsuod between
■nin and the Emporor .lolm. In 1ST
the latter recognized Menelik ns King
of Slioa, and when, iu 1889, John fell
in battle, Menelik became tbe NegU!
in hia place.
It is tho trouble of Abyssinia that it
is a feudal state, with rival kingdoms
always ready to dispute the supremacy
In the .south is Slum, in the northeast
Tigru, in the centre and west Amhara,
and whenever tho Negus Nognsti dies,
any ono of the chiefs, or Bas, of those
kingdoms may challenge tho succession.
King Theodore belonged to Amburu,
Prince KaHsui or the Emporor John to
Tigre, and Menelik to Shoa. The whole
country ia about the size of France,
with some 11,000,000 of inhabitants.
Under Menelik the unity of the state
hae been preserved, but all the anxieties of tbo deceased Emporor during the
last two yoars have been to secure the
continuance of that state of tiling:
after tbo death of the "King of Etui
opia, Ijion of Juduh, ami Emporor oi
Menelik was a born ruler, standing
six feet high, of powerful physique
with a dark skin, short, curly beard
and eyea beaming with intelligence. Mr
Alfred Poaae, MP., who saw the NogUf
at bin palace iu A dls Abebu—now tin
capital—thus describes the reception:
"1 was entertained by Menelik at the
Feast of the Baptism, and was present.
at a groat dinner, at which 12,01)0 people sat down. I had, too, a long private
audience of the iSogus, and was much
impressed by his kindly, simple sense
aud his benevolent expression, although
J knew, of course, that be was capable
of great severity towards offenders, We
talked at some length of international
jealousies, and of the Abyssinian suspic
ions of Europeans. Menelik admitted
disappointment in years now passed in
his dealing with certain powers. 1 told
bim that, no matter what party might
be iu power iu Kngland, we desired t<
.nuintain the best uud most friendly re
Intions with Menelik and bis people, ami
insured him that he would never find
us wanting in good faith. The emperor
told mo that be was a man of peace,
although he was often forced to fight,
'I want,' hu suid, 'friendship and gnod
understanding between myself tind Europeans.'* I think be was for a time
alarmed at our proceedings iu the .Soudan; and there is no doubt that both
our action there and our reverses iu
South Africa havo beeu continually presented to him by interested parties in a
greatly exaggerated form. Jle had thus
como to doubt somewhat nur desire to
see him maintained iu a strong, independent positinn. Menelik told me, iu
conclusion, that, though he used to be
somewhat suspicious of Europeans; the
more he saw of Kngltshmen the more hi'
found thom to bc trustworthy and reliable. This is largely owing to Colonel
Harrington's influence at his court.
Menelik is now moving the capital
from Adis Abebu, and is building a new
palace at Adis Alen, a long day's journey to the northwest, where lie cun
be quiet."
Othor accounts confirm the trust with
which Monetik regarded the Knglisli,
and for this we have largely to credit
Lieut.-Coloncl Sir J. I.. Harrington,
K.C.V.O., C.B., who wus the British minister in Abyssinia from December, 1903,
to 1901*, and has been succeeded by the
Hon. Wilfred Thesiger.
Like most foreign barbaric rulers who
Lake lessons from European powers, the
oue matter in which ho wus anxious to
rival uh was the possession of u powerful army, and in this be succeeded too
well. He was soon at the head of 160,-
000 troops. These warriors he trnincd
with the severest discipline. To tho
bTavost of them ho allowed tbo privilege
of wearing a lion's skin iu battle, and it
was given by the monarch himself,
much as tbe Victoria Cross is given to
English soldiers by their sovereign,
These men can go on inarching and
lighting for three days without food,
in spite of hot deserts nr billy country,
Their whole truining tends to make
them brave and hardy. Menelik himself
was a brave man, At the battle of
Adowa, when the Mauser rifles of the
Italian army were doing deadly oxueu
tion among Ihelr dark fow, the emperor
towards the close of the engagement
•rushed upon the enemy sword III hand,
und slow several  Ituliutn.    Aftor mill
tary oxortixus Menelik used to ( iinaud
his men to squat down on the ground in
long liner nto1 lire bull cartridges into
the air. The fulling bullets generally
killed a few of his subjects, but that
wa^ a small mutter in his eyes if only
he could thereby tench his people to be
brave! Many of them arc in the habit
of attacking lions with only a spear,
which musl require rare coolness aud
skill combined if thc lion is not to be
the victor. Only a few years ago
Menelik used to keep three full grown
lions, and allowed them to roam aliout
the grounds of his palace! Needless lo
*ay. they wore a source of terror to
many of the emperor's visitors. When
asked by a European whether the linns
ever killed peoplo, Menelik replied.
"Yes, tbey do occasionally, but we always kill tho lion afterwards," At the
time of the great famine bo had his
lions killed, observing that be could not
j bear to feed wild beusts while his peo
■ pie wore starving.
t The religion of the Abyssinians is n
i corrupted form of Christianity, and was
Introduced into the country aboul SSO
A.I). Itut, debased though it is from
the teachings of Christ, it had no inconsiderable effect on the moral sentiments of the people. The doctrine of
forgiveness is universally taught, A recent French writer, M. Ungues Uo Roux,
Buys; " Vou cnunot. dismiss n servant,
Of, with regnrd to u culprit, tuke a
stand which everyone believes just,
without being visited by tllfl friends
nml the enemies of the ihlinipiont. They
ull come and entreat yon, 'Vou are a
Christian ? Forgive him!1 And the
humble do not ask merely that pardon
shall bo granted by their masters; thoy
endeavor to practise it among themselves." At the siege of Makcllo the
Kalians were hemmed in by Kas Ma-
It oti uon uud his army of 15,000 men.
They were perishing for want of wnter,
and in their extremity sent forth their
natives, 8,000 blacks, to propitiate the
Uns (or governor), who gave them food
and drink, and let them depart. Then
the Italians, who were in a desperate
plight, camo out to beg for terms, uud
wen1 received by Menelik, who said:
"Vou have not been kind to me nr
mine; you huvn broken your pledged
word nud drawn tho sword against us.
Nevertheless, I do not wish it suid that
Christians died here like dogs. So you
muy go." Aud not only were the
Italians allowed to depart, but mules
wero provided for thom.
Another good story of Menelik's humanity is told. The King of Katl'a, a
rebellious vassal, was captured and
brought before the emperor. Kutl'a wns
a haughty potentate who "had himself
fed by a slave, in order that lie might
reserve his nands for lighting his enemies." Mi'tielik's soldiers cried for his
hend. When the tumult had subsided
and silence wus restored, the "King of
Kings" addressing the captive, snid,
"Got Vou are less to blamo than these
men who wish sentenco to be pnssed
upon vou by n man iu anger."
Tbo late Sir Hurtle Frere held that
Great Britniu ought to havo retained
lier influence over Abyssinia after tho
expedition of 18(17. All that has happened since goes to confirm that view.
In 1884, when Mr. Gladstone's government resolved to separate the Soudan
from Egypt—a most unfortunate resolve
—Massowa, on tho Rod sea, the one port
of that part of the world, was tendered
to the Italians, who accepted the offer,
The Abyssinians naturally resented this
transaction and difficulties arose between tho Italians ami the Abyssinians,
and In 1898 war broke nut. Tho Italians,
after various successes, suffered two reverses at Amba Alagl and Makcle, und,
having advanced too far south wanl,
were compelled to fall back. In February, 1896, General Baratieri took the
held at the head of 111,000 men. Menelik
advanced to meet him with 90,000 of his
braves, and a desperate light took place
on MAroh 1, at Adna, or Adnwu. It was
a difficult country, aud one of the four
Italian brigades pushed forward too far,
and wus attacked by overwhelming numbers, and fhe other brigades, advancing
in support, suffered terrible losses. In
all, thoy lost -1,1100 men nnd 2,000 prisoners. General Haldessira advanced with
large reinforcements to avenge the defeat, but the Abyssinians retired, and
eventually peace wus concluded, und finally tho question of frontiers was settled in 1900.
To Italy the war wus disastrous, but
it attracted to Abyssinia the regard of
European powers, und Russian, French,
British aud Italian representatives were
sent to the Abyssinian capital. Mr.
(now SirJKenuell Kodd in 1S97 concluded a friendly treaty witli Abyssinia, and
from that time onward British influence
has been increusing.
The Abyssinian potentate bad a passion for machinery, and he owed to a
recent British traveller, .Mr. IJcntley, his
first ride iu a motor car.
Menelik married in 188:1 Taitu, his
Queen, considered in her time to have
been a great beauty. She had been originally wedded to one of King Theodore's
generals, who wus put in chains by that
monarch. As a further punishment she
was then compulsnrily married tn a
common soldier, and from this her second husband she wus divorced, and nfter
the imprisonment nf lier third she retired to n convent, intending to remain
there for the rest of her days. Changing
her mind, however, she emerged from
her seclusion und married a fourth time.
What became of this husband is not
stated, but 24 years ago, all difficulties
having been removed she took ns her
fifth husband the Emperor Menelik. But
there has beeu no heir nnd the question
of the succession is a serious one. So
far us the European powers are concerned, England, France and Russia will
find no difficulty to come to an agreement; but in Abyssinia the situation is
not so clear.
The fact is, as was well known iu
Abyssinia, tin- ambitious Tuitou, or Tun
tu, wns plotting to succeed Menelik as
Empress, A forceful personality she has
for years been working to this end. But,
though Menelik had uo son, he hud a
daughter, who married Kus Mikhail, un
important Tigrun prince, und she bore
him a son. Prince I.id.j Eyassu, or Vnssu.
This youth who is, of course, Menelik's
grandson, is now about 14 years of age,
and despite all the intrigue'of Taitu. the
emperor determined two years, or possibly more, ago to nominate Eyassu as
his successor. Around Ihe deathbed of
the old Negus there have been endless
intrigues, of which the empress wns the
centre, as she resolutely clung to the
hopo of semiring the crown of Ethiopia
for herself. All the while she wus counting on the Princes of Khoa nnd the south
to support her cause.
Fn order to counteract theso manoeuvres, the cabinet, of Menelik definitely nominated fadj Eyassu, or Yassu,
in succession to the Negus, and to prepare him for the future a European tour
wus arranged fnr him. Beginning with
Ifomc he was to visit, all thc principal
capitals of Europe. But the renewed
grave illness of Menelik prevented the
carrying out of this project. If the
omporor should die while the young
rince was in Europe, his chances of sue i
cession would be seriously jeopardized.
So Lidj Eyassu remained neur bis grand
father) who assembled all the great
hiel'.i, und had nn imperial decree issued
solemnly declaring Lidj KynHSu as his
SUCcossor, "the curse of heaven being
Invoked on whomsoever failed to recognize him und serve him faithfully," At
(he same time Ras Tesnma, a trusted
counsellor, was confirmed in his position
■a- yui rtlhui lo tho prince.
The curse nf the dying polentate is
bo characteristic of the mnn, und so
typical of the country that it is worth
while to quote it.   These were its terms:
" If anyone bo found so bold ns to sny
'Wo will not obey Eyassu, nnd will
throw the kingdom into disorder,' may
the malediction incurred liy .Indnli, muy
the aiiatkotna launched against Arius,
fall upon htm, May the land abjure
him, who nbjures my words, and may n
blnck dog be born to him for a sou!
"Know ull you, whom 1 have ruised
tii dignity, kuow ull you grent nml
smnll, that I curse nil who shall disobey tue, and who after my death do nol
follow my grandson,
" And filially to remove ull danger
lest my son Eyassu nnd his guardian
should do evi! and depart from my ways
nud from my will, know also thut
against both I hurl the same nuathemn,
in case they should betray thoir trust "
This document was rend with all
solemnity by the High Priest Math-
nas, in the Hall of Audiences, to the
assembled chiefs; and after its pernsnl
the high priest solemnly anathematized
all thoso who should dure to ignore the
Curses und anathemas inn ybo powerful in Abyssinia, but Has tesurn, the
guardian of the young prince und the
chiefs who ure in ttie interest of the
heir appnront, at Adis Abdul, hail to
consider lhe III nc hi nations of the living
empress, us well us the maledictions of
the stricken inpemr; and ihey came to
the conclusion that the succession wus
uot snfe while Taitu remained in the
capital. They therefore decreed that
she should lie deposed and must quit
the imperial palace. At the snme time
Kus Tesnma took over the reins of
govornmont, To make the work complete it wus ordered that ull the appointments mnde by the Empress in
the provinces should be nunuled, the
former chief's being reinstated, in accordance with their prior rights. At
flic snme time ull the loyal chiefs swore
alloglanco to the Prince Eyassu, liefore
tho Metropolitan or High Priest Math-
According to the Infest news the Emperor Menelik had suffered two or three
seizures, the lust being n paralytic affection ol' the brain, which rendered
speech almost  impossible,
plaint wns thnt Englund neither understood her Canadian children nor cared
mueh about them. It was the anme
Complaint that was made by the American Colonists a hundred yenrs curlier,
it is unfortunate thnt English schoolboys nre not taught American history
us'read by the light of modern Interpretation, Nothing is clearer thuu thnt
England lost her American Colonies bo-
cause she wus out of sympathy with
them; because the pragmatic English
man of the eighteenth century hud no
comprehension of tho aims and aspirations of his brothers ncross the sens;
becnuse, perhaps more important nf nil,
there wns no "grand legislative of tho
cation," as Otis proposed, iu whloh the
spokesmen of the Colonies might. lie
heard. Had the Colonies been represent'
od in Westminster through their dele
gates or iu an Imperial or Empire Coun
cd probably the bond of Empire might
not. huve heen severed, lt is not necessary to follow in clotn.il the recognition
slowly forced upon the United Stntes
thut Canada was a commercial Power to
be reckoned with und the repented at
tempts made by Camilla to est aid ish
more neighborly relutions.
The conclusion of u reciprocity treaty
more thuu llfty yours ago, it wus
thought nt thnt time, would remove ull
enses of friction nud promote thnt mutually advantageous trade that naturally
ought to exist between adjacent eoutt
tries, but it failed of its purpose und
left mutters much in the shape they
were before. Passing rapidly over the
intervening yenrs, there were from time
to time attempts mnde to revive the re
ciprocnl ugreements, hut without sue
eess, Canada seni envoys to treat with
the Americans, who received their visitors with scant courtesy; nnd mutters
drifted until 1897. when Mr. McKinley
wus President. Sir Wilfred Laurier,
elected on n platform of closer trade relations with the United States, entile to
Washington nml laborod earnestly with
President McKinley to make concessions
to Canada in tho Tnrlff Bill then under
consideration; but Mr. McKinley wus a
stiff Protectionist, who saw no virtue iu
concessions, nml least of all to Cannda,
which, it wns supposed, hud no power
of reprisal. The Dlngfoy Tariff idled
up the duties ou Canadian agricultural
products, whose natural market was the
United Stntes. Sir Wilfred Laurier felt
that his friendly overtures hud heen ungenerously received, nml thnt Canada
would not tuke the Initiative in endeavoring to promote friendship. Canada
hnd mnde these periodical pilgrituugos
to Washington in the role of u suppliant.
Never again would Cnnada go to Cnn-
There begins now to be written a
fresh chapter iu the history of the de-
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Work on New Assinibolne Railway Bridge Adjoining Union Depot
The position of a Negus only 14 years
old in a country like Abyssinia is, of
course, precarious, and much will depend upon thc character and energy of
the Regent, Kas Tcsamn. As prince,
Eyassu, the heir presumptive, was educated with grent care. He speaks
French, German and English intelligibly, and is said to be greatly attracted
by European culture. Report has it
that he is of a shy and retiring disposition, which is not improbable in tht
case of one brought up, as he has been,
by tho brothers of a Coptic monastery.
The European representatives will, of
course, do their best to prevent the outbreak of a civil war, and, happily, of
late years, western influence hns grown
considerably in Abyssinia.
(By A.  Maurice Low, in the London
Morning Post)
IT is known to everyone who has only
u superficial knowledge of Anglo-
American relutions that for many
years Cunudn wns a thorn In the flesh
of the United States, und it wus on account of Canada thut tircnt Britain and
the United States more than once narrowly escaped severing diplomatic relations, und perhaps the more serious con
sequences thut might huve followed. . .
. , The principal duty of the British
Minister accredited to Washington in
the latter half of the lust century wns
to keep the peace ami patch Up agreements that should tide over the latest
Americans of that day hud. in their
own vernacular, "no use for Canada,"
They spoke about Canadians contemptuously us "Canucks," which mude
most Canadians want to fight; Americans felt that they were big and strong
nnd rich; they sneered ut Canada with
its small population, und talked in
spread-eagle fashion of "manifest destiny," of the dny to come when Canada
would full into their lap and bc part
of the American Union. Por Americans
appreciated the potential wealth uud
strength of the Dominion, and in their
fear saw an arrow pointed ut. their
heart; or they gave rein to their imugiii-
ntioti, and say how enormously the
power and riches of their own country
would be i increased by the absorption of
the territory to the nortli nf them.
Naturally, Canada resented this, and
wns embittered. She struggled on, making slow but steady progress, it wns for
years tho complaint of Canada thut she
was "sacrificed" to Tmperinl interests;
thut whenever nny question urose between Grent Britniu nnd lhe United
Stntes, Englund invariably surrendered
ovcrything to tho United Stntes without
regard to the interests of Canada. It is
not a profitable tusk to rnko over the
dead embers of nntionnl antipathies, Undoubtedly Cnnnda had much to complain nf.
A  further ground of Canadian  com-'
veloptnent of Cnnnda. Owing to geo
graphical proximity, Canada considered
thnt it was more important to cultivate
the American than the English market
but she commence; now a policy of Pre
ference to Englund so as to diseriminati:
against American importations that
would naturally be brought into eompe
Mothor Country, while at the snme Unit
she carefully protects her own rapidly
growing industries. The policy works
well. Cannda conies increasingly to rely
upon herself, trade to and from the
United Stntes expands to the advantage
of both, and England does not suffer.
Canada now takes complete chnrge of
her trade relations, concluding conventions with other Powers without the formality of passing thom through the
hands of the Imperial authorities. That
Cnnada enjoyed complete uutonomy so
fnr us her customs and tariff were concerned did not escape attention in this
country, especially in Xew England, iu
Massachusetts and Maine more purlieu
lurly, in which states there has existed
the strongest opposition to Canada.
Long standing grievances id" Massachu
setts nud Maine fishermen against the
Dominion authorities, a heavy influx of
French-Canadians willing to work iu the
textile mills of those states at lower
wages than tho American, the border
competition of farmers in agricultural
products, the carefully cherished grievances of New England against Old England—for nowhere in the country arc
memories kept alive ns they nre in Mas-
rachusotts— mude New England anti-
English, nml therefore nnti-Cunndinn.
But side by side with this narrow
policy of isolation there litis grown up
during tho Inst few yenrs n strong feeling in favnr of reciprocity und freer
trnde relations with Canada. Senator
Lodge, like nil men of advancing years
who have long clung to oue idea, leads
the older nml ut the present, time more
numerous pnrty; Mr. Puss, whose elec
tion to Congress lately created such n
sensfition, lends the other. Mr. Foss,
who begun his political life as a Itcpuh
Mean, hus publicly stated thnt he wus
driven out of the Republican party by
Senutor Lodge .becnuse he ndvocated reciprocity with Canudn. lie reports Sen
ator Lodge ns hnving said to him a few-
years ago: "Foss, ynu are in the wrong
party, There is no placo in the Republican party in Mnssnchusetts for a man
who believes as you do, tind who makes
the fight you have tried to make. You
will mnke no headway with this cause
of yours in tho Republican party. I
shall sec to that." To which Mr. Foss
alleges he replied at tho time: " Lodge,
I believe you will live to regret that
statement." Prophetic words that
seem on their wav to fulfilment.
causes remain debntable. Professor
Dudley, of tho University of Nashville,
attributes thom to the prosenee of neon,
a very rare gaseous eloment which possesses the property of becoming luminous.
This strange olemeut is made luminous by the action of magnetic discharges formed by ions. Noon condenses under the notion or the cold of extremely
high atmospheric regions and of the
glacial zones, Dr. Dudley hns sueeeoded
in isolating a very small quantity uf
this gas, which is a product so evasive
that one hundred tons of air are required for the obtaining of a single quart.
The experiments of Professor IMullov
prove thnt a false aurora borealis in ail
its colors tuny be produced by introducing neon into a CrooKes tube nud sub
jootlug it to the action of llert/.iun
The Horseman
rpilE polnr auroras—boreal nnd nits-
A    trnl—arc  mysteries  ns yet unexplained.    The theories attributing
them to opticul, magnetic, and electrical
AT tho bionntal congress of the Am-
ericun Trotting Associution, while
there is apparently no question of
greut Importance tn come up, the proposed hopple rule is liuble to provoke u
Warm debate, as it is well known thnt
u lurge number of dolegntes nre coining on specially to fight for or against
the proposal, The other nmetiilinents
nre not ealeuluted to provoke much adverse discussion, uh they nre obviously
for the bono(.t of both associations nnd
horsemen nnd will uppenl to tho common sense of the dolegutes. The question of sending u correct list of nominations to the parent associution, ami the
necessity of informing nominators if
classes have not been filled is important.
The amendment rule (7) will rend as
" It shnll be the duty of the seeretnry
or other person authorized to publish the
list of entries, nml to mail em-It nominator und to the secretary of the American
Trotting Associution u copy of the snme.
ln euse uny race has not tilled, the seeretnry or corresponding officer shall,
within ninoty-six hours nfter closing of
entries, notify ench nominator, either by
telegraph or mall, that snid class bus
not tilled. Any member failing to comply with this rule shall, upon conviction
by the board of appeals, be lined, suspended or expelled,"
The centrnl oHico is tho only repository of Information with regard to the
eligibility of entries, nnd the secretary
is the only mnn who can give the member accurate Information, On the other
hand, the nominator bus n right to know
whut he will huve to start against, nml
he should certainly he quickly notified
if the class or clusses hnve not been
filled. The second clause of the snme
rule will rend us follows:
"A complete list of nominations to
any stake or instalment plan purse
shall be published within fifteen dnys
nfter the date of closing nud mailed to
each lio'niinutor and the seeretnry of
the American Trotting Associution, and
if the subsequent payments of entrance
fees ure required by the published con
ditions to be made on specified dates, ;i
complete list of thoso making each pay
ment shull be published within ten days
after it becomes due and mailed to
each nominator and tho secretary of the
American Trotting Association, and,
furthermore, if the nominations can be
transferred or substituted, each trans
for or substitution, in the event of any
being made, shnll appear in tho first
list published after the date fixed by
the conditions. Thc failure of a member to comply with this rule shall relievo
nominators from liability for entranco
or penalties for non-payment of entrance in the event."
This rule should be very carefully
read by secretaries, as there is a very
drastic condition attached. If the member fails to comply with the rule, tbe
nominator is relieved from all liability
for entrance fees or penalties for their
non-payment. There is nothing so annoying or unjust as for an owner to come
to a meeting nnd find thnt thc only rnce
he hnd entered in had been declared off.
It is a serious loss of time and money
which many smnll owners cannot afford
to lose, but as a goneral principle no
rich owner should suffer on this account.
There has always been more or less
heart burning over certain owners getting special terms of entries far more
advantageous than the published conditions. It is notorious that at one time
a big stable which hailed from near Buffalo nlwnys carried nlong two or three
special attractions and expected that
these exhibitions would pny for nil the
entry fees in the regulnr e'lnsses. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it did
not. Amended rule 12 will stop nil preference.   It rends as follows:
"A member shnll not offer to a nominator or owner any inducement not offer-
d to nil, nor shall a member pny or offer
to pny shipping or other expenses to
uny nominator, unless such offer is made
to ull. Any such offer or inducement
must be included in the published condi-
tions of the meeting. Violation of this
rule shall be punished by a Hue of not
less than $10 nor exceeding $100 for
each offense.''
This is u good sound domoerutic rule
which protects the little follow with one
horse nnd does no injustice to the owner
of a big stnble. The rule with regnrd
to identity und eligibility bus been sim-
plilii'd. It is un ninendmeiit to rule 22
und reads thus:
"Any member or any officer of this
association or nny party competing in
the race mny cull for informntion concerning the identity or eligibility of any
horse that is or hns been entered nn
the grounds of n member, und may dc-
mand an opportunity to cxamine'such
hnrse with the view to establish his
identity or eligibility, and if the owner
or pnrty controlling such horse shnll refuse to afford such information or to
nllow such examination, the horse and
said owner or party may bo suspended
or expelled by the judges pending the
race, or thereafter by the member, or
by the president of this association."
Old rule 20, which mnde all engagements void by death, hns been amended
so that if a horso or n pnrtner survive
the eiigngetnont is still alive. This is in
the interest of the surviving pnrtner,
who should not have his just interests
destroyed by the death of the other
member of tho firm. Hero is the nmend-
ed rule:
"All engngements, including obligations for entrance fees, shall be void
upon the decease of either party or
horse, prior to the starting of the raco,
so fnr as they shnll affect the deceased \
party or horso, except whew assumed
by an estate before iho next payment
becomes due; but where tho proprietorship iB in more than ono portion, and
any survive, the survivor and horse shall
bo held; but forfeits, also matches mnde
'play or pny,' shall not bo affected by
the death of the hnrse."
The Play Day
WE must all have a play «*ay. Piny
recreates, and the real purjiose,
a creating auew, should always
bo kept iu mind, "Killed while at
play" seems a terrible irony, uh wo
read it iu a news item. Ought wo to
rost that we may work, or work that
we muy rost! Neither. Wn both ent
to live and live to oat. Wo must rest
If we would work on. We may rest
if we work ns we should.
If work Is ono of man'a greatest
blessings, und it surely is, an is rest
one of his greatest goods. Only tho
fool  attempts  impossible   reasoning us
to comparisons that will not compare,
The play day shines before it conies.
Its anticipation is almost its larger half,
and rightly. It thus keeps up our nerve,
Probably the ox, a hard workor, docs
not anticipate half nn hour; he begins
to trot when in sight of tbe stall.
But man pictures the palaces of a
round world trip for years and toils on
in hope. The memories of a play dny
are riches which no sheriff eau attach.
They pay dividends by the hour iu our
old nge when we sit crooning on a stall".
The general estimate of recreation is
nut Sufficiently thoughtful. Too often
It is "Any old thing, so I get away
from work." This explains the injuries
received, the impediments in our career
the result. The great lawyer unbends
.nd gets drunk as a fiddler. The thoughtless young fellow could uot bu expected
to be moro cuutinus. The released volition, not then on guard, leaves one defenseless. A very successful employer
of men said: "I only want to know tho
character of his piny to estimate a
man's capacity for work." Tho play
duy is like a Pullman sleeper. Wliere
do you find yourself in the morning ns
you look out of the window?
"As a general law one's recreations
should bo quite removed from the ordinary work of life. Mnybe there ure different bruin cells to be used, maybe
not; but wo all know the value of forgetting the routine for a few hours.
There is always lying nexl. to the path
a man who did tuke another path lie
almost took,
Tho merchant came near being a mn-
clilnlst, Naturally his recreation is il
little private shop with vise and lathe.
The thing one longs to do, if it does
not hurt, is the right, plan. More thnn
ouce un avocation hus grown into a vo-
catlon. The happiness of pursuing u
favorite line in off hours proved so grent
und the educational power so obvious
that the mnn discovered he had missed
his culling.
That very frequent experience speaks
volumes ns to what recreation should be. ,
It is poor business, to say the lenst,
when recrention actually injures one for
his calling. Thero is always the other
fellow to he considered in the play. We
do not, ns a rule, like to injure; another
person just to amuse ourselves.
If we do, wo shall find this strange
law: The companion of a bad play dny
ean wound us moro vitally than any
one else on earth. If we have demanded of another abasement and loss nf
honor to amuse us the avongoment is ns
sure as daylight. On the other hand,
there are few sweeter memories than of
our innocent childhood playmates, few
more ennobling friendships than those
of congenial and worthy hours of piny.
THE body of Caliph, who was for
thirty yenrs the undisputed hippopotamus king of Central Park,
Xew Vork, has jtfst been rnountod at
the Museum nf Nntural History in that.
city. Caliph wus the largest and most,
famous hippopotamus in the world, being twelvo feot In length, and weighed
four tons. The great skin, which contained 100 square foet, was fitted over
a manikin enst obtained from n modelled figure of the big animal. This is the
first hippopotamus to he mounted by the
new method of plastic taxidermy, and
the work was executed by Frederick
Blnsehke. Caliph's six sons aro now
distributed among the leading zoological
gardens of the world, one at preseut in
the New Vork Zoological Park having
been sold for three thousand dollars.
They are thc only hippopotami born in
captivity that have lived and thrived.
Caliph was captured in tho Kiver Xile
in infancy, in 1877.
AT Uiufu. the birthplace of Confucius, there arc to be seen some
remarkable examples of sounding-
stones or stone gongs, One of these
stones, which nre composed of a grayish
oolitic limestone, hns been shaped into
a cover for an incense-dish placed in
front of the tomb of the grandson of
Confucius, When struck with a stick,
or with the knuckles, it rings like
bronze, and the sound is so distinct that
it is difficult to believe, without inspection, that tho object is not really composed of tnotal.
Sounding-stones nre known in other
countries. There is a bridge at Corick,
in Mayo County, Ireland, which is locally known as the "musical bridge," becnuse the stones forming the coping
give out a musical note when struck.
HEGAN—"I think Miss do Blank la
very rude.''
Jones—"What  causes  you  to
think that?   T never thought her so."
Hegan—"I met her out for a walk
Wonderful   Cure   Br   Thai
Wonderful fruit Medicine
Mr. Mathlu Dery. of 836 Church
atreet, Ottawa, Ont, waa treated for
yean fcjr phyalclana tor Painful Dys-
yeieia. Ue went ao much money for
doctor1* medicines without getting
much relief tbat he bad about made
up bil mind tbat bla caae waa hope-
Seeing "Frult-a-tlvea" advertised,
However, Mr. Dery thought he would
iaveet iOc In a box of theae wonderful
iruit Juice tablets.
And thia famous fruit medicine did
far Mr. Dery what all the doctor*
could not do—lt cured him.
Ba write*:—"Frult-a-tives" positive-
ly cured me of aevere Dyapepala when
pliyeiolana failed to relieve me."
"Kr»lt-a-tlvea" make* th* atomach
eweet aad clean. Insures aound dlgea-
«m and ragulataa bowela, kidney* and
l*e a box. « for IMt. or trial box.
Me—at all dealers, or from Frult-a-
, Umlud, Ottawa.
UK longed i
begun  t
W.ll I
new  Imt.    So she
lier   busbuud   for
i new dress.
lie: "A new drensl Can't afford it. If
you   wanted   glows,   or   ll   new   lint,   I
wouldn't mind.   Itut ll new dress!"
Shot "Well, don'l got Hurried, denr
e»t! Vou know I always give in. So just
huy me u new bat,"
? rn* f
Time tt>
Brass UM
in${iun.*rua. Drtitne, Barn. Mne't, l
l,nwn. , ortrtii etet yuuteii ITIm o-te,.,
na jxm lh -trfctlouT oiAtlta fr*** " ''
fcrHto".'-^ tuMuii'.vr Musicalliwfnim**
Toronto. Ont, *wl V. mui.*«. *■«•'»■
Kills Bone Spavin
Rich VaUey, All*, May 30th. 1901
**I ha?c used year Spavin Cure for a
Wag time aad would not bt without It.
Have killed a Boae Spavin by ita uae,"
Thai  lella the  wbole  atery.    And
httdrtda or Ihotiaaula have had thc
aaaac eaperieace In Ibe put (0 yeara.
For Spavin, Riigbone, Cub,
Splint, Swellings and
all Lameness,
Kcadalla Spa via Cure curea the
trovhle—makea the horae aouad aad
weB—and aavea tnoary fnr Ihe owner
becauae It removei the cauaa of the
Keep a bottle alwayi at hand- $lorl
foi |&. Good tor man and beaat. Aak
jemr dealer for free ropy of our book
"A Treatiae Oa Tbe Uurae" or w i lie ua.
M I. J. KENtAU Ct. r.n«*ar| Fills, TL
MIDHIWIMKI.  Btylos  font ure garment* at'  liio*  nud of
rough silks ia suits und in dresses.   There in a sjiceial
liking for tho rough linens wbicb are converted into
two-piece suits, smartly tailored.   Not only are thOBQ shown
iu white but in muay uf tbo durk tones, such, in fnct, uh make
them adapted for traveling purposes or overy dsy wear.
As to tbe shapu uf theso garments there is nothing absolutely now to report, Tho coat with tbo short length bas proved
extremely popular with fashionable dressers, »nd, therefore,
with others, At present thore seisms not the slightest disposition to iongthon the suit. coat. As u matter of fnct tho teud-
enoy is in u contrary direction und it now looks as if coats
of the persuasion of tho pony model of several seasons ago
might, be curried before a grent while.   Tho waist length cent.
Blue and White Foulard Gown Trimmed with Blue Silk Lace
populurly known at* the Kton, is exploited in Huunaor models
j cor misses and young matrons.
Becuiisu of tho vogue of peaHtiut styles thero is u liking
I just uuw, for coals of satin und of voila mude in  Kussiun
effect,   liliiuk is the favorite color although for midsummer
use there ure chic  little models iu white  voile, serge uud
canvas id nth.   As a rule, the trimming consists of collar of
satin of tin* color uf tho cloth with inuro or lens embroidery
in colors.   Since tho chaiitcoler rage has set iu, uol a few of
Prescribed  and   recommended   for   women's all! the white coatB are piped with rod, others have low-rolled
menu, a auitmtltlpally prepnml tv'nmiy ol (.raven j collars of red satin.
worth.   The result (rom their use ii ijuloh and Very Interesting nre tho new .Norfolk cunts which ure of-
permanent. For Kilt tit all drun storm I'ered us Htlil  iiccoinpaiiinients or as a separate gnrmcuj  for
mmm-m_-_-————^-._——————   country woar with Lho skirt of white serge, lluuu or pique
r_                                 ^ In color, the ehats mu^v bo white, nuvy or u bright red; the
H mt___\ "A* in HI H   ____'____.    trimming uf black satin, red satin or foulard, uud lhe belts
m W SH IU U wWL\   I ' of \mU*u\ leather, red or black.    The materials must favored
ji             ^|5L      ^1" < 'ire serge and hopsnkiug.    These coats are exceedingly smart
cintd ^______m__. , when worn li\ tic1 rigid person al the right lime, i.e..'by tho
youthful on the gulf links, the stenmer or while couching
Dr. Warters Female Pills j
■d ami recommended tor women's ai
i suitmUflpall}' |irepnml n-miiiy ot provoi
The result trom Ihelr une ii ijulok am
nt, Kor sale nt all dnm rtorea.
1 sfiil a
the loug, rather I
Am f«r*OB, hnwMiT InPipnrtanMwt, 1
•a* radilr cure either <ii»aM auh "
flstuln and Poll Evil Care   .
-**en bat aid eaaea that ■Lilted dueiora 1
hava aaandaaet. tin., an<t c.mj.li.; nn 1
rutting; jn.ta Itttln attnnlmn r; fifth I
day-ant j«ur ■toury rrfimdeS If It «*«e "
Ml*. Cnruitn.mt, iim>« within thirty iim*
l«*'ina ilu> Imrn tniunil and ■luuuik   All
V-ntti-liml* iIHt.ll ill
f  tttng'1 Vnl.raclitl
(ulcrlitarj Advlier
Writa na for a frm enpy.     Mnnn .Ir
.e%em. ruvnrina morn tlimi a hiimlr(<i| net-
arinar?  aiihltMita,     lunimlj   buund,   tu-
deiort i.n.l tlUmirattxt.
Kl.tMIM* itltOB,, Cltcnliti,
*> Church Afreet,     luromu, Ont,
l" in     riu'i i 'i     ttiiii     .in     in 11 pi,,   t,,,,,, ,    I,,...-,.      ..... i    ,ii    ,->,,, i ii , i.
or of cliangeuhle lullctu is given the preference, other fabr.. •
used tiro gloriu, Inii'-diiMiie und the coarsoly woven linens, i'he
' natural tan fuiiCH lend and after tbem the choice appears to
! be for the leather tones, which are rather smart uud which
Imve the advantage of lint readily showing the dust. Many of
the motor coats arc trimmed with foulard, which material
forms, also, tho lining. Km* steamer wear thero are mannish
coats of camel  han   blankets, Scotch  worsteds and covorl
man colorings when tbe fall garments aro brought forward.
In lingerie dresses there ia noted a considerable use of
flue embroidery tlouucing combined with Valenciennes, Cluny
and baby Irish crochet lace. These materials uro employed
quite extensively fur misses aud juniors' commencement uud
party frocks, Thoy aro very lovely when relieved by a broad
ribbon sush of pule blue, pink or apricot tone, Bordered cotton mnrquisettes and batistes uro combined with lace insertions ami motifs for the fashioning of pnrty frocks fur tho
younger set.
More innterial thuu ever before in the history of tho trade
is being used by tho dressmakers, although this may bo slightly exaggerated. Tbe fact is, however, that the use of materials, one over the other, accounts for phenomenal needs in
yards and dress lengths. It is common fur a gown to huve
three layers—a silk foundation, an interlining of net or gauze
uud nn outer veiling of some transparency, Net is seldom
posed over silk becauso of tho consequent lint, wallpaper result. Ami it is not uncommon to llml more than ouo interlining of gauze fur the sake of the Irrldoscent effect which is
Thiee-lnned silks in tho loveliest chameleon tones are
ubuudnnt in nil the blends thnt one cun Ihink of, but more
p..[Hilar with ilie dressmaker is tlm chameleon effect brongnt
nut by gauze uver guir/.e until the shimmer of broken tints
is what she is looking for. Oftentimes five layers uf mntcriul
are used to bring uut a rich euoot, as, for instance, the foundation silk in black, white or some bright color, white oUlffon,
COarSQ geld or silver net uud black chilfoii, and u fumy mesh
net over it ull.
Veiled ell'ects ure tbo leading whim of the hour, und so
much su thut one Umls ull sorts of gau/.e ovcr-drosHOS uud
wuists in the shops, Oh iff on jumper waists with square or
round necks und half sleeves come in black ur colur to mutch
uny toilet, Tbey ure worn over lingerie waists or gowns or
over silk or satin waists or gowns. (lati/e tunics, plain or
elaborate as could bo wanted, with braid nml embroidery ,no
all ready to slip uver lingerie, luco or silk gowns.
(.'hunteclor—Tho pink cerise of u rooster's comb is a
lending tune among trimmings. Buttons engraved with or
mude in rooster shape ure the latest. One of the oddest buttons bus n portrait of the famous piny writer who is responsible for tho craze, und the entire figure of a rooster jewelled
Hlark gauze or luco gowns with bright colored Bashes,
scurfs nud other accessories nre one of the prominent fancies
for watering plaoes, Vivid grccu, bright cerise and golden
yellow nre the most used colors. The gowns are often mnde
over bright linings of the kind, while spangled or jetted blnck
nets, luces or Chiffon drupe them,
Tho luces chietlv used for gowns nre of tho line silk ones
of chutitilly ur muline order. The chilfons und nets ure
braided us'elaborately as ever or are embroidered in bold
patterns with course floes in padded designs. Such cmbt-oitl
cries indeed not only trim the silk anil fine gauz.es, but also
lingerie gowns end wnists.
The old wheat stitch, which is a variant or direct copy of
tlio course fagot stitch used by convent workers on altar
clotlis iu making wheat ears, is ono of the natural developments uf the liking for coarse embroidery on fine fabrics.
This work, it might be snid, goes fust nnd is possible for the
veriest amateur needle. Patterns stumped with scroll and
other conventionalized motives arc done entirely in this way,
except for larrow lines, which are intended to suggest steins
oui of shantung i
So much I
or the outermost garment which Is one of tht
 '--'«   " : it bi
Veteran Scrip
Farm Loans
We will Hccepl it lir*t mortgage on
Improved farm land and soil you
Yeh'nin Si-rtp in This wnv ill rt'^ll-
!:ir ra»h |iri.'e.    Writa today for
titan 'l|.|'!ir!)';..!,.
HO UJMi-li lor Mn' outermost ^iinni,in win, ii ih uui' i.t llit-j
mosl important in tin* bummer wardrobe. Mention must Ium
iiuuii' nt Hu' little tunic conts of not, luco ami oIiIU'oii tlmt tire
boiajr ordered by rashioauble women for wear witli evening
gowas, ami ;i* an ateessory for the boudoir robe, They mv 11:1
yilo, vt'tv elmruiing and very modish,
Suatmer frytdts are extremely simple in llii-ir lines and
mnde nf exquisite tmeheuiirc moiissallues and tihifTnns n-lii>* j
eil liy bands nt satin or embroidery.   Tin' skirts incline to
si-itiii lines, or rather, the front 1 1 is verj narrow alia |
in^ the fulness "i Ihe skirl proper closely al i the ankles
tho width not measuring, in extreme instances, moro titan
one ami a ipmrtei yards, These skirl* are adaptations, for
lln' mosl part, of nrlginnbt introduced early in llm season ia
tlte I'Vcneh i Icls oi  . oirot, who hns recently gulnetl n re
potation  for originality cumbini     wllh extreme simplicity,
in  course hi-  lels nre nut  for ull women; bul  "it tlitim-
ivho '-.'in all'ocl them Ihoy nro clmrmlug iml I.
\s i nil" the tilotiBosthul form Purl of those ml.I skirls arc
•      "iilvi of simple affairs,    Bill I atisr of
Implesl    appi
II  :,      i	
tlm simple effect  of the Bnlshcd garmonl, llm mitt...„
nttlng of the material requires expert fingers .-nnl nn expel
lenceil eve.   The I lv ui the stylo is aP
llrietiv. Hm sleoveaiire shorl anil
Tho neck
llm I
    With limlimlv
low nml llnlshetl wilh a tint.
I ONE™ ""AIL""10* <" «w»
Ym 4n'I e-em kni to kaow whal Ua J mt ctatt
fern ■••* ara ernee el.   «AMft Dt. tor ALL.
: '.l' lhe blouse. The iiech is semi low und llniaheil wilh n flat,
closely |iltiiled frill of chiffon, while batiste ur line linen ui ot'
sntia,' Thi- frill muy nlso be n-cl for n turn-biiel. cuff on
! the elbow sleeve. There ure no plaits, gathers or oilier figurel
i motifs on lliise new blouses; so only those with good ftypirPM
slim, I well formed, should essay to wear thom. hrev.es of
shantung, voile, (nulnrri, and of the soft cotton fabrics nre
j uiuile iii tho  I'oiret style for summer exploitation.
Separate blouses follow the linos of the dross bodices,
i They nre nttructiveiy simple in effect. Some racunt models
'• are made of figured chiffon vuile us being more dufubio thuu
the chiffon or chiffon cloth. The foundation color mutches
the sliirt umi the flgurQ inuy be white or of n litmuoulirihg
tint. Other models uro of lho 1'ersiuu moiissollaes end chiffons over u lining oi pin in chiffon or of Chillii sill..
Touches of i'...- "eneiionilro"—or I'orslan—uie seen mi
ull iminuer of garilieuts-r-conts, blouses, dresses uud suits, It
hus proved ii prime favorite with the milliners, tuo, sim-e it
makes it most eflVc. .e trimming for both small umi large
huts.    It in likely thnt we shull see u greater use of fhe Per
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FOR CHILDREN and  Mild Cases or Wel Eczema
use TAROLEMA No. 1.
-fSS. DRV £CZEMA and Eczema of the Head, use
FOR  SEVERE  CA8E8.  Generally  Pronounced   Incurable, use TAROLEMA No. 3.
If your druggist doee not sell Tarolema, order direct.
and address Dept. p. 3
Caroon Oil Works, Limited, Winnipeg
Sackett Plaster Board
The Empire Brands of Wall Plaster
The Manitoba Gypsum Co., Limited
ITS      6TI.ENGTH .      BODY .   .AND   :     FLAVOUR
THEY      GET     WHAT   v „; THEY      PAY        FOR"
Block and White Foulard Clown
iml I'm- tin- 1I0I9, whloh mnv In- worked Inlo eyelets nr sol Itl
-1..., —.   The rain-so floss work  mny easily bo net |.llshod
.tt llie !;iiii/.'» anil tliin slllu witli ^ri'itt ,'ITi'i-l for s ll outlay
if ii in- 111111 effort,
Nlfthtt'iipH hnve i-iitni' in ngnlti) .-nnl vory iliihitv timy nro.
Mnny mntoriiilfl ■■ rt? nsod, but Iim- lawn scorns to in- ilio Ht>t
eliuiec. Made like 11 Imby's cAp, liHin . snugly nround the
i'in-1-, witli little white ties under the ehln, timy ure most
beeominu tn i-onnil-eheekeil  lus-ifs. espeelnlly if the rniiml
el ks nro iiIbo rosy.    A  I'Veneh ideu  is to use Chinn silk.
lis tlml material is supposed in bo good for the hnlr. The
eup i'uii lie gathered with a litlle rulllo of llm silk or mude
elnse-llttiiig anil etlgcd with narrow Ince, A fascinating little
eup iiuuii- fur 11 brldo wan of Iim- Brussels not, oval in slmpe
.-tti.l pleated nl the buck of the neck. The border was of two1
rows nl liter insert ion. with deep seultops, It was i-aughl to
«i-tliei- In the scallops, antl blue satin ribbon, one Inch wide,
was threaded through tho holes. A lillle rosette of the rib
bon, uiili n Ituacli of tiny rosebuds, wits oil top ut tin- right
sitle, ninl 11 last coquettish touch was given by a t-oseili- of
ribbon and ruses undor the left ear, Hitch it cap is, of course,
better lilted for day wear, iiiid ought to lie a sollti-e for tlic
tedium of convalescence, when one's nppearance becomes int-
portent lllld 1 opinions ure still out of the question.
SAWS WITHOUT TEETH [experimented    with    swiftly    rotating
rilllK employment of e.lre.ulur disks ol ; disks of iron. Tliey found that when a
X    it.nt, turning witli gronl volocity, \ .lisli   about   seven   Inches  in  diameter
Imi  posesssittg   toi   teeth   mt tin 1 turned with :i peripheral volocity of ten
edge, for sawing metal, has lii'i-iitiit in-! metres pet- socond, ii could be cut witfci
mon in litany workshops. Among ittln-r 11 steel tnnl pressi'il against it, but that
plnces where such saws without tei-tlt wlirn tho volocity was increased t.
lire used are tho celubrulod Krupp gnu twenty-one mutros per second the iron
works, when- nriaoi- pi:.t. is somotilnos was unnffcotod ami the sl.eel toul way
cut ia tliis tnattiu-r. The priu-i-ss is mu dnmngod. Al a velocity nf sixty metres
a newly discovered ono. As lung ago 10 . per sccoad tiie Iron disk evon cul qusrtu
IS2'I  Harrier ami (.'ollud  al Geneva, | nntl agnte. 1
Published   every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,   B.C.,   by tiie
Oii.Mii.Mt T. Smithe and Frederick J. Gill,
Advertising rules pvltlished t-lsewlu'te in lhe paper,
Subscription price $1,50 per year, payable in advance.
The  editor  dues  not  hold   himself  responsible  for   views expressed  by
Ortuiinil T. Smithe, Editor,
"Whut the Editor has to say.
A letter addressed to The Islander, posted in Courtenay
on Thursday of Inst week, reached this office the following
Tuesday. As the letter wns enclosed with our Courtenay
news notes for lust week's paper the delay wns very annoying,
The mail service tlmt is meted out t" the residents of this
district is nothing short of n disgrace to the Post Office De-
dartment of Canada, nnd a serious obstacle in the wny of the
development of the district.
Patience is n virtue that it is well to cultivate, but it has
censed to be a virtue in this case, and the existing conditions
would not be tolerated in nny other district of half the size
nnd importance of Comox without an awful howl going up;
and if something were not done to remedy the conditions the
vote of some parliamentary candidate would be linlile to suffer
considerably in consequence.
If the Development League would spend more time in
dealing with matters of this kind, aud less in petty .squabbles,
something might be accomplished to alleviate some of the real
grievances of the people.
There is, probably, no district in the province that offers
a more profitable opening for investment than does the Comox
Distant pastures look green, however, nnd it is an undoubted fact that hundreds of dollars are being sent out of
Cumberland alone, every month, to meet paymeuts upon real
estate in Vancouver that has been purchased, in many cases,
from travelling real estate agents with a glib tongue and a
hardened conscience, who should be doing time for obtaining
money under false pretenses,
These men come with imposing looking maps and an
alluring easy payment plan, and, in many cases, succeed in
extracting from numbers of our townsmen—who are laboring
under the delusion that they are making an investment—hundreds of dollars of hard earned money, for which they will
never get any returns.
Land in Vancouver may be allright, but to bite at any*
thing in the way of a land deal that carries a Vnncouver label,
is foolish.
Seventy-five per cent of those who buy have not the
faintest idea where the land they nre buying i.s located, nor
the nature of the ground.
. Some of the Innd that has been sold here is five or six
miles from the city, and is not worth, and probably never will
be, the price of the first instalment.
And all this while our own district oilers one of the finest
opportunities to be found in the province.
The proposition submitted to the council to erect a
$12,00 building upon city property, to become thaabsolute
property of the city at the expiration of three years, appears
to be a pretty good proposition from the view point of the
The city would still be getting their rental of §25 per
month, and we fail to see where the city could possibly lose,
as they would have a steady source of revenue for three years
time and a valuable asset at the expiration of thnt period.
The Postmaster General of Canada points with pride,
every yenr, to it handsome surplus derived from the Post Office
The people throughout nearly thc whole of this western
country would be better satisfied with a smaller surplus, and
better service. .
to solicit
subscriptions to
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on commission
Qui! lifts Bfl gi
Are you
If not
io is?
In either case you should be interested in this
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
Cumberland, B.C. I>
Special Notice!!
As we have decided to go out of Crockery, Enamelware, Notions, etc., and devote all
our time and attention to Gent's Furnishings and Children's Wear, we are making great reductions in the following articles, and advise anyone requiring any of these lines to act
4.12 Ytl». of SIT.K RIBBONS, in till
Colors, .1 to Bin. in width. Regulnr 20, 26, 30,
lift umi 40c- yard,
200 Pairs only of WOMEN'S nnd 0HTT.iT)-
Hold regularly at 2fi and 3Bo, pair.
"Tilt for 4,'if.
AOo f"r 30c.
40c, for 2S.
11,60 for fl.       81.26 for 76o,       SI for 60c,
L1NKN THREAD, regular 10c. spool, 2 for 5o,
NEEDLE, all size.       "      f>c.   pkg., 2 for 6o,
VINS, Iti'sUiiake "       fie.      "      2 for fie.
TAPE, in large bunches, reg. fie, Itunolt, 2 fur fie.
SAFETY PINS "  6n,  pkg   2 fur Bo.
COTTON THREAD, all color*, ree fie npl, 40c ilu.,
We cannot begin to tell you the bargains that arc here waiting for you, but Come
and See for Yourself
M Corner Store
Are you going Camping this
-   -   - Week?  ■   -   -
We have a Large Stock of Goods suitable to take with you
Sum D tvis1 units ar» looking f >r a gnme
wilh thu Pilsener bunch.
The Development, League meet %%**iu
fin MmiUv night.
Job work t Ynu can get what ynu
wnnt when yuu wnnt it Ht Tllfl Isi.ANDKK
I'himu Ita.
Do your own shopping, See Mi-K<n*
iii'll fur Ctioice Fruiu, Confections, y
aiiii Iv.e Orenin. J25
A meeting of the Development League
will in? held Ht the Council Chambers un
Monday t veiling.
As n result nf having thecnur»ge of his
cutiviotiuns, out) young man in town ap
pours like Mil eicaped convict, this week,
hiving h«t his hair at a renult uf a bot
mi tl e JohlisoiiiKiries scrap.
Ex Lieutenant Governor I>niii*intiir aiiri
Mr. Littlu pansutl thri'iik'h Q ul'iini oti
WViliitwliiy'un rou'etn Home Like when
thoy have guno fur a wet-kit liiihiog
Thoy will call Ht Cumberland for a da)
un tho return trip.
The football game nn Saturday between
H. M ts. Egeria and the Nn. f» Mine tomn
resulted lo hii ea*y will fur llie inii.eri hy \
asc>roof2 t 0. ThohailurH were qui „
milclahBod by the imiiors, Thu vthituti.
forward boo whs lamentably wenk and
only thegxd work done by the Egetia's
backs prevented a much larger score beii g
run up. At half time neither side ban j
soured but in the second half lho pl-y
whs tarried un almoin cui.tiuouMy in the]
sailors territory, aud twice tho pigbkin
wh* forced between the punts.
Ou Monday Ust buisiioss whs practunlly
Huepended iu town while lhe inultitud>
gathered at the different hotels iu town
to learn the results by rounds of the
Johnson - jeffiies fight in Reno, The ro
suits beinu received by wire and posted in
the hotel bars. Tho telegraph service
was must uusatiifactoiy, and the results
of the con test, was rocievod by telephone,
two hours before news of, tho final round
was rocievod by telegraph. Ttie news ot
Jellies defeat vas recievtd with the
keenest regret here, whore ui' st people
looked upon the white nun as an almost
certain winner.
Beadnell & Biacoe
gomox. B.C,
S^a frontages an4 farming: land for sale
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
The  McClary   Manufactuing  Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
ADOther Larp Consipment of New
■ i
• i i
Dressers land Stands ranging from $66 to SIS.
Sideboards " "   850 to $20.
A Large Assortment of Chairs and Rockers
New Styles
Extension Tables from 110 up
We carry a Choice Selection of Wall Papers
and Linoleums
The Furniture Store"
A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.O
McPhee Block
Muslins (for curtains) figured or
plain, 6c to $1 yd
Flannelette Sheets
(white and grey)
in large, larger
and extra large
Children's Lawn,
Jack Tar, and
Galatea Hats, all
Children's Sailor
Blouses and suits
New Summer Underwear for Men
$1 suit.
Ladies' and Child-
-   ren's all prices.
Beach Hats, reg.
75c. and 90c—
15c. each.
Ladies'Sailor Hats
40c. to $1.75.
Boy's Sneakers and
Canvas Shoes
from 65c.
Girl'sand Women's
do., from $1.50.
Men's, do., from $1
Large Towels, 25c.
to $2 pair.
Men's and Boy's
Bathing Suits,
75c. and $2.25.
Regular. $3.
Special — Double
Knee Bibbed
Hosiery for Children, size 7 1-2,
35c, reg. 65c.
For Women, 8-9,
35c, reg. 65c.
Summer Dress
Goods in Muslins, Ginghams
and Prints.
India Foulard, a
new material just
like silk, in Navy
and White and
Black and White
only 25c yard.
To lhe Editor Islander.
Vaar Sir,—The iitjui in your pnper in
reference to the s-rike iu thu Grunt hum
road district is imaluadin^. Offing to
genral dissatisfaction to the way the wo k
lias been coi.ducled caused the strike.
The undersigned committee waited on
Mr. lUird, Goverment agent, aud laid
the matter before him and he agreed to
lay off the woik until Mr. Manson M.P.
P. could be heard from. We also forwarded the mii.utes of the meeting to Mr
Mm.son and he has written to us promising to give the matter his earlist possible
attention. We might also mention tnat
workmen referred to are the actual rest
dent property owners aud voters of the
district aud uot a hunch of woikmeu who
have no interest whatever iu how the woik
is done, and who do uot look upon the
matter as a petty squabble. Committee
appoint* d by the meeting:- C- 11. W i
am., H. Scott Porteous, 11. KiiflHell.
Mr. .Ino. Matthews left for Vane uver
>n Wednesday.
Pillows,   $150   &
Our Qrocery Department deserves your attention
Extra Special  Matinee
At the City Hall
Tuesday Afternoon, July 12th
Don't forget the time, the place and the girl.
Some exceptionally fine films.
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all klndB of Oood
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Pilsener Beer
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
ss= Best on the Coast=
Pilsener Brewing Co.,    Cumberland. B.C.
Autos for Hire
Motor Launches on the Lake
Terms reasonable. Phono (is.
. .
Display Advertisements
7-"i cents per column inch per month,
Special rate for half page or moro.
Condensed Advertisements
I cent, I word, 1 Issue; minimum charge 35 cent*.
No accounts run for tli fa chw. of advertising,
Repairing, Cleaning and Pressing
Cumberland Tailor
S. ISAKA, Proprietor
I* il Gits' Mnk il
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland, B.C. ]a TIIE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
ONLY those who suffer'
from piles know the!
misery it brings I It robs'
life of its pleasure, steals
the brightness from exlst-
tnce, and substitutes days of dull
ain and moments of acute agony
(Most so called "remedies" give
|«ase only for a time, and then-
back comes the trouble and pain
and misery! Zam-Buk cures Plies I
And cures permanently. Proof of
this ilea all around you. Women
'and men In all stations of life have
proved it-possibly some ot your
|frlciidsl   Let It curt- you I
, lire. Wm. rtnuhfi.of 2.W. llo<liplnjra|
St., Hocholagn, Montreal, ray»:- " I Wl
a Bull, nr for ytan from blind, itching
ftiidprolrudiDgpiloi. Thougony [suffered
no one knows. Remedy after remedy
provfiil useless, Day followed day and
thero wns no relief for me—pain, loss of
itrencth, dulness, misery, this was my
cxpi rionce un 111 Zam- link was introduced.
I know now tint, there is nothing on
[thin earlh like it I It cured me of liilcs,
ind once cure-!, I have had no return of
.the evil. 1 would like ull women who
puller as I did to kuow that Xam-Huk
Will cure them I
j Betide, briny a t.cKltfsr Hill Znm-ttltk Cltrrtl
gnrtiKt. btood-poisonlna, crocked or chapped hnr.iis.
wlcert, cuts, tiiirns, i.iiv..,i. icniu tttrti, ringworm.]
INi.l Irn. frost bitt, rold sum, ami nli tktn tajurlert
mi'i dlseotet. All drugaiitt riu,i tlortt nil at 60 c\
inr. or trom Zam-Buk Co. Toronto far prtcti
That Reminds Ne
■VTBIGHBOR—"How did that muighty
Xi    little boy of yours got hurt?"
Ditto—"Tbat good little boy nf
▼»urs hit him en tlic head with ;i brick.''
Till-! Lad)' of the House—" I hope you
arc habitually truthful, Bridget?"
The New tfuid—"Yis, mum, 1
um tin me own act-omit.   I only telJa lies
t»i th' callers, fr tli' mission."
DE FKIHND- •-•• Wliat is that picture
intended to represent?"
DE AUTJST—*'Bourd and lodging for six weeks."
LITTLE OIKL (to   father   who has
done his one performance, that of
saying tlic alphabet  biiekward)—
"Now, say it  sideways."
'about my son. I don't know what tu
say when thu commissioner asks uie
ubout his age. You see, if 1 make him
out younger than ho is he will lie sent
back to sehool, and if 1 make him out
older they'll stick him in tho army.
What the deuce am I to dot?'
" 'Mow would it do,' said tho friend
thoughtfullyt 'if you told the commis
sinner his exact ngef'
"I'oitr slapped his leg aud laughed
" 'The verv thing!1 he eriod. 'I uever
thought of that!' '"
*        w *
HUIJ-O, B1.LUE," said  the  freshman  to   a   classmate,   who was
whistling blithlely as he walked
along.   * ■ Whit nor away?"
"I'm goto' up to Dr. Cuttem's to be
lixftinltiod for appendicitis/' said tho
''QeorusaloinI You don't seem to be
verv much worried about it," said the
"Oh, no," smiled Billie. "There
won't be anything doing. I'vo uever
beeu able to* pass an examination the
first time in all my lair young life.'-'
AWELk'DBESSED man was standing outside a bookseller's shop in
(.'liming Cross road, closely examining one of Bftls&o's works, illustrated
by Gustavo Doro. "How much is this
Uul/ae.'" he asked au assistant outside.
"Twcut vli\o shillings," was the re
--oh, that's far loo much. I must
see the Manager about a reduction,1'
continued the prospect Ive customer, and.
suiting the action to the word, he took
up the book ami went into the shop.
Approaching the bookseller, he took
the book from under his arm ami flaked
what he would give for it. ' "Seven
shillings, highest nll'er," he was lold.
The offer was accepted—the man took
hi.- money, and left,
"Well," queried the assistant later,
after the man had gone, "were you able
to hit oil' with the gentleman, sir?"
"Oh, yes. , managed to get another
copy of that edition of Bulzue for seven
Then the bookseller went out to lodge
a complaint with the police.
A MINISTER living in an Aberdeenshire coast town had preached a
sermon which a skipper, one of
his parishioners, who traded to London,
thought vory like one which he had read
to his family the Sunday before from a
volume of sermons which he had purchased in  London,
On thc Sunday following he, with two
brother skippers, took the book to
church to ascertain the correctness of
flic suspicion. The minister in dm1
Lime gavo out a text which, tine enough, the skipper found in the index of
his liook, and pointed out to his friends.
The minister then proceeded with the
sormon, going on word for word with
the sermon book for a sentence or two,
which greatly excited the skipper, who
with a crony on each side, kept tracing
the wolds in Ins book after tin- minister,
and stiying;
"See till him; see till him."
The minister, who used himself to tell
Ihe story, said: —
"I look it dou n and saw what thoy
wore at., mi i turned OWOi" tWIl leaves at
once, mi" thev never eluppit saut tipo'
■uy t;ii) after that."
NOT   the   least,   interesting  develop* j
ment of wireless telegraphy is thej
manner in which the invention has j
I been utilized foijprodncing; newspapers;
n board ship.   No longer does an ocean
tions, Parliamefttary items, notable
events, and movements of famous people all are duly recorded. Moreover, the
ocean daily often gets news that the
land dailies cannot got; for it must be
borne in mind that thc liners are in
touch with ouo another as well *. iu
touch with land, and aro thus able to
got exclusive "scoops" now and then.
A very artistic production is the
"Journal da l'Atlantique," published
on board tho ss. La Provenco of the
Conipaguie tienerale Transatlantique. It
has larger pages than tho "Cunurd Bulletin," and each number is well illustrated, tho news being published in both
French and Euglish.
The daily of the ss. Kaiser Wilhelm
II. hus twenty-four pages, and it has so
many advertisements that it can be given freo to the passengors and still loave
the Norddeutschor Lloyd a profit. Humorous illustrations nro a feature, and a
puzzle page gu'os much amusement on
tho vovage.
The "Atlantisches Tageblatt" of the
Hamburg-Americao Line is a sixteen-
page sheet. It is printed partly in German, partly in English, and has a story
by some popular writer.
The "Kxpress Mail," published on
board the Canadian Pacific Atlantic
liner Empress of Ireland, is a most elegant atl'uir. It has twelvo pages, and is
enclosed iu n handsome wrapper stamped in gold, witli an emblematic design
printed in the richest colors.
•I    teach
parrot    only    short
"Do you? Now, 1 should think lhal
parrots wen' better adapted to learning
M   ur   UmikkUi   Will  i>M   Yoa
Murine ttye Remedy Kallsves Sore Eyea,
Strenettieris Weak Eyes. Doenn't Smart.
Soothes Eye Pain, aud Sells for 60*v Try
Murine in Your Eyes and In Baby's
Eyes for Scaly Eyelids and Granulation.
Ht havi; .SKiOND-HAM.
Hi Princess at.. Winnipeg
VOL. 1
NO. 32
Somo years ago, the late Professor Ifowland, of Johns Ilopkias University,
testifying in a caso involving tho Cataract Power Company, in answer to a
question on cross examination us to who, in his opinion, was tho greatest
American scientist, replied, "1 am."
After leaving the court room one of the lawyers ventured to criticise
tho answor for its ellect upon thc jury, whereupon Kowland exclaimed:
"Well, whnt ulso could I say*   Wasn't 1 under oath!"
Thore ate two kinds ol'swelled head. One of them in Inflated with hot
air, pine uud simple,    The other lias the goods, and bulges out with them.
Modesty prevents us from placing ourselves in our correct class, but
thoro are thousands to whom we eau refer you for a truo estimate of the
11UCK-EVH   They are testing them daily.
Wore we placed on oath, and nskod which was tho best ten cent cigar in
the mnrkol today, we could do no otherwise than follow the Professor's illustrious example and reply	
BOBBY—" Holiest, is there twins al j voyage mean that one is cut oil', for tho I
your house?'' *""" ,-'"1"   ''"""' "■»•■- ■■* •■" ' »■••»
Tommy-  '' Honest
lust alike."
Bobby—"Built .jest the
are they rights and lefts?
A   WISH lawyer is
fewer   uiineccsf
silent  man; tli
.■   questions   he \
! time being, from news of all happenings
'on   land.     Nearly  all   the  big Tt'tiliSilt-j
luetic liners issue newspapers ou board,'
and every morning passengers are served with tlio latest  news at lhe breakfast   table,   just   as   tliey   would   be   .hi:
lund.    On the voyage of the Lusitania
during the rocent General  Mleution  in
Grout Britain full returns were printed
in ihe "Canard Daily Bulletin     overy
morning  * * r   tho  results  annonuced   in |
asks the  better  for   him."   savs
Secretary  Hoot.    "A  little girl tatlghl
■io this early iu mr practise.    Her wid  : ,   , . .. .
,        ,,  • ■   '...       , ...     i London on to prov ous ntirul
• wed   mother   came   ulten   to   mv   ollco       ,,,, .   ,. '       ..  .,       ■"■     ., ,.
,     .    ,, .,, .      ,.   ,      •     ,   .. I      lhe circulation ol    he "Butloti
h bout   the   sett eneiil    ot   hei'   estate. !....>,„„,     i i i ■   <
a        .■ .. ,,, ,       i . I "\ i'i 2,(100 a dav, and has reached
Sometimes she bro ml t her dn iml tor, a   ,.        ■ ,     ,. .,■. '.   , , ,
,      ii, ,t i    e  . -(i       i       i     "■ consists nt thirty two mires,   0
beautiful  girl   ot   ten   with   red   curls.  „  ■ ,.    ;,        . ■- .'
__ .M ... | .. li   Ml.,   IS   excel cut  v     pr IH <>d     nil
•ne  morniiic. after a   one co fero ce ,      ,                 ,',,.,.
will, tho m.. her,   I   noticed   thai  the * T„l'   ' r,J'"' .  ,'* "          ',""'
child soeini ibonifortnble;   she evi ''f™ '" P"*" "\\'!'"\'.',m',\ "
,   ,,   ,,      ...                     ,           i over tin- hreiuas the   i;-*    i.'
Gently IIioiikI.i  I wn» pnying t nucli            	
uttont on to her mother.    1 puttei   her  p V.   .    ,   . ,,■
  ' I     Must nl tin' oiiint i .murders tin
,B,."1.1"'1  sbi.I: J equip I   with   u   niiniiitn
y°" "r" :l  beiiutllnl mil.    Won't     I   ll
.mi w.inL i. nn' in iny honse nn.l I
hv little _iH'.''
'"She nnswered verv .lecldedly: • N
1 'Inn'.. Ami I don'l mini ...other t
either.' "
■ hy
AN old SiiiVulk farmer anil nne of in-
laborers couldn't cot. it together
imliuw.   After a verj high-worded
:irL.iitni'iit   il thor  day,  the   farmor
promiaod II..' .nan the snefc til tin' week
end. 'I'he next morning tlte farmer found
aemo chalk writing on tho barn-door,
written In very ermle Ldinraeters. Do
nipherod,  it   rend  Um*:  "Old   l-'nr.uoi
ptlpped   with   :
^^"^"lisM'tiai'is uu liiii.rill
are able to securo n'.laily pnper contnin-
it.g tin' h.tcsl world's newa, trnnsn.it.tcil
hy wirelnss telegraphy.  Practically .•%-■ 1
the world  :i|.| ■«  tu  the ocean  daily
as mi.ui as it   is printed  in  the  newspapers uu land.   S...,.|{ K.xi'hnligu quntu
Mulu is ii  high
Wnillil'i.llv tli
aili'd  fool!'
' • W'lu.t .1 'yo inean, n rli in ' o
bam door I 'li. a hlg headed fool,
ko yollo.l.
" It  ivu.u't  in,., ineasler," nnswero.l
lit,, n  "ll wo. Hill .lul..-'.- boy, 'KM
su business to pul   n   cew  wos it  liit;
beadn.l fide, tl gh.   The \ g duffer!
Mi told 'lm t' pul pig heuded rule,"
.Viul hu ri'siui'i'd liis work, while tin
till .armor retired »peechleiw.
ii   Hi'
Oharlos Diyon Sutlnied From Early
Youth Imt the Old Reliable Kidney
Remeiiy Banished Hln Ills and Mado
Him Strong
HI. tleorge, Man,. Mav 2.1.     ts, |„n
Vel    I usr  in   wlileli   ill lieillth
i.iheriled   from  parents  lias  I    van
,|ins I In   Dodd's Kidtinv Pills is lhal
of Mi. I'liuil.'s  Dnvm 'armor wull
•    •    • j known III this noigiihui'l I.
r\ .llnMAS    W,    I.WVsiiN.    Uoston'a      "I   suffered   it   i ilinf  uf  ills
X.    noted llnaneior, wus talking to a  from an  'ly u^i'." «uys  Mr. Dayon,
roporter  iilioul   a   notorious   Now  who is now lliirfy-tvvu yours old,    "I
Toil, i-npllalisl. inherited my trouble from my pur s,
"Well," said Mr.  laivvsnn. "I  have  I wus weak, nervous und r lown, I
bonrd tlml  mi II tlio trull  or  suffered fr  Hncknche and my muscles
twice,    llr iuii tell tli" truth, I ndmlt,  vv Id crump.    I hud n heavy ilrugging
bin it doesn't i i« natural to him,   He ! sensation across the loins,   i was nlwayfl
reminds me nf thu llussiau mujik. thirsty: I hud great ililllenlty i illecl
"V i.'iis-iun iiiujik s:it ono day in the  ing my thnugltln, uud my moinory wus
Bote room of the military enmniissinnor  fuiliiifi me.
• I'   his  town,    There   wus  uu  unxious'     "I was nltngi'ther in u bud wuy whon
flow i Ins fuce.   A l'n. nd approached   1 started to use Dodd's Kidney Pills but
and said: thoy  helped  inn almost  from Ihu lirst
"'Whiil  is thn inntter, Poltr?' llox,   Tlieygave mo strength and helped
•■■I   um   worried,'   Poitr   uuswored,  inu sn much  in every way thnl   I  am
I satisfied n  lilllo longer treatment will
' inula* mo ii well iihiii."
Mr.    Iiuynu's    •Hyiii|ituins    woro    the
ymptotns    ni    Kidney    Disease,    and
( Dodd's Kidney Pills cure every furm of
■•*, Weak. Wmmtt, Watarr U-am.
_j___f_ij_r MurlM_BT._BiM.rtty.     Try
Maria. Far Tour Uy. TraablM. Taa
wm Ua. Murlaa It BoothM. Ho Al
Taur Drusglata.    Writ. Par By. Baafca,
'      Uuifn. Ky. Rernedj Co., Tor.ata.
Kidney Dlsoilso nn matter what stage it
iu ur liuw it is contracted.
The "Dominion Pride" Range
818 or 918   Elevated Tnnk or Flush Reservoir for Cool nnd Wood.
Made of lhe best liluc Polished Steel und Malleable Iron.
MADE TN CANADA and is placed on tho mnrkofc in rospniiso to a il^nmnd tnr ft
Range combining tlie Htorlinn qualities uf Malleable Iron ami Polished Stoel,
Unbreakable, Unwarpablc, Indestructable, Economical, Design Attractive, Perfect
Cookers and Bakers, will Last a Lifetime with Proper Care.
The ordinary cilst iron rfmgo is at l»-st a disappointing invoBtmont tn tiie purchnsar,
pr> sci>n does it exhibit the effects uf wear and tour, unnvoidable in n range constructed
of such frail aud brittle material. The Combined Malleable Iron and Blue Polished
Stool Range is the nearest npproach io Absolute Perfection ever designed fur Comfort, Economy and Satisfactory Domestic Service and wherever installed it will
prove itsrlf a continual object of Satisfaction. The price nt which it is supplied is
no modest that it is brougut easily witliid lhe reach of every prudent family.
•'Dominion Pride" Ranges are sold on the following Guarantee:   If any casting prove.*
defective in twelve tiiunths frum date of purchase, we will furnish samo
free of charge,   The abovt Guarantee is very broad, no if's ur nnd's, i
and any casting that would have a flaw in it that we fulled to seo
in the course of construction, such Haw would show long before
the  twelve itiouths have  transpired  when  lire  id put in  range.
Our placing direct tu the consumer our High (Irade "Dominion
Pride" Malleable and Polished Steel Rnngc, as fully described
in our descriptive circular and guaranteed, for less than you can
buy a cast iron range. We nre enabled I" make this extraordinary
offer hy our Direct from Factory lu Kitchen Plan, which saves
the jn'hbcrs, id a i ier*. traveling salesmen and their expenses,
giving the consumer :he betie.il uf these savings, which in reality
enables the consumer to buy as cheap as the wholesale jobber.
Why not buy direct from the Manufacturer and save the middlemen's and retailors' profits? "Dominion Prido" Raii;;c If sold
through the retailer or traveling salesman would have to be sold
for iJiOft.OO to $78.(10, according -to tho territory sold in. Our
price direct I" lho consumer, is as fulluus: "Dominion Pride**
Range, 8-18 nr 0-18 tup, with high closet «hetf and elevated tank
or flush reservoir, with piece of zinc to go underneath range,
8 joints of blue pulished steel pipe and 2 elbows, delivered to
nny railway express station in Ontario, Quebec, New l'.rnnswirk,
Nova Scotia and Prince Kdward Island for $11.00 (We Pay the
Freight), atul delivered to any railway express station in Manitoba, Alberta. Saskatchewan 'and Bri'tish Columbia for $40.00
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Panther Spearing
(By Captain G. A. Hope)
CAN puathor spearing bo justly considered to be sport
in tho truo sense ot' tbe word, notwithstanding that it
is exciting und dangerous enough to satisfy the most
exacting, aud tlmt it requires tbo utmost nerve and skill in
those who Uko part tn iti Une form, the spearing ot! a bagged panther on a parade ground, is emphatically uo more
sport than are rabbit coursing und shooting live pigeons from
a trap. Eve* tho legitimate method—when u panther is
beaten out as an incident of' pig sticking—is rather too onesided an affair us a rule to conform altogether to tho strict
canons of uport.
To obtain a /air idea of tho principles that govern it, it
is neeesHury to understand the way of life of tho panther
himself, lu common with all eats, he hunts by stalking, with
ii final spring or short rush ou his quarry, never by running
his prey down. His ordinary traveling pace, when not alarmed, is a fast striding walk or easy trot, never a gallop, ami
though he will gallop at great pace when seared, he never
keeps it up further than tbo nearest covert, or till ho thinks
ho is out of danger. I remember one, a very large fomulo,
getting up under my horse's head out of a'bush ono day,
when i wus riding with tho boutors through a thin stretch
of covert. Him broke back and traveled literally like u Hash,
bnt pulled up within less than a hundred yards and turned
round to look at tue. Then, ua 1 rode towards hor, sho trotted
otT quietly into some denser jungle close at hand, into which
nhe knew I would uot follow her.
Thus, from ita natural habits, it wilt bu seen that a
panther is designed for short, rapid bursts—is essentially a
-.sprinter, not a stayer—and it in this characteristic of the animal, together with his extraordinary activity and complete
armament, which makes panther spearing tho one sided uil'air
it is, either in favor of tho man or animal.
The method of dealing with a "buginun" iH its follows
A trap is contrived in the jungle, usually built into a mud
hut, with a live gout behind burs as a bait. It is visited
overy morning, and when u panther is takeu he is brought in
the trap to be speared tho same afternoon ou some convenient
plain, usually the cantonment, brigade parude ground. Tho
cage is placed so that the poor brute has no refuge within
reach, a long cord is tied to ttio door, aad about lifty yards
from it the spearmen take their stand, usually mounted ou
speedy polo ponies. Kvery wall aud tree within sight is
crowded witb natives full of delighted anticipation, and when
all is ready an ordorly pulls the cord which opens the trap,
and then runs for his lite.
By this time tho panther is half crazed with terror and
cramp, ami as often us not refuses to bolt, and bas to be
scared by a discharge of blank cartridges or of liroworks.
When hu does come out be is usually too still' to gallop, and
even when he finds himself pursued, and makes an effort, his
speed is nothing beside, that of a smart polo pony. What
next happens depends upon whether he has been given mueh
or little start. II' the latter, the man on the pony which can
Met up steam quickest will catch him in the first two hundred
yards, and, if Jin is wise, will spear him in tho proper place,
well forward, if not, and it only thinking of iirst spear and
■the trophy, he will do so in the quarters, but whichever happens the result will bo the same in almost all cases.
l'nntherH are arrant cowards, but when cornered they
naturally light like, fiends; and the speared animal, who has
by this time run some of the stiffness out of his limbs, is not
yet out of breath, and is in no wise crippled by his wound,
turns promptly on his pursuers. The nearest human being is
iiis point, which is the second rider, as the first has probably
ridden on after spearing, if the man is a good horseman and
a skilled spearman, he will save himself', but he must be as
quick as the panther itself, and if he makes the slightest mistake, tho animal get* home ou horse and man, and tho rest
of thc "sport" .'insists iu a bloody rough ami tumble on the
ground, ending ia the panther being held down by two or
three spears, and prodded to death. The run practically
iiaishes with the first spear.
But he is uot cosily killed, and if thus run into before
being winded, will often revive with very unpleasant results
. when least expected, as on a certain occasion in tho Decean,
when tho "bagnsa" was speared within thc lirst hundred
yards. He turned, as usual, but did not succeed in getting
"homo, and after a few encounters was pinned down and lay
absolutely inerf, the spear being through the base of one ear.
He appeared to be dead, and one of the spectators rushed
up with a camera ou a stand to obtain a picture of the
supreme moment, lie got his photograph, and, strange to say,
it survived what followed, but no sooner had he taken it
than the panther revived, tore himself loose, and went for
the photographer. Somehow the mau escaped, but the camera
was sent flying, and, disconcerted by his encounter with tt,
the panther turned and mude for the nearest tree, up which
tke went as quickly as a monkey. Now the tree was crowded
with interested spectators, and for three or four strenuous
seconds we enjoyed a spectacle of natives dropping to earth
•with loud thuds, like ripe plums from a jungle plum-tree, as
the pantlnr approached them. Ity good luck none of them
were hurt, but the panther speedily had the tree to himself,
and going up to the highest bough that would bear him he
letied all attempts to dislodge bim, ami finally hud to be shot.
On the rare occasions when he is given a long start he is
usually galloped to a standstill before he is speared, and is
then so blown that he can do nothing iu self-defence, as will
be seen when l describe the legitimate method, lint ou one
occasion, at Seeundcrabud, I think it wns, thc panther proved
in be a better stayer than usual, and got in among the houses
which fringe the brigade parade ground, and gave a lot of
trouble before he was cornered and shot. But even in this
caso ho hnd hardly a better chance of escaping than he would
have had if turned out in Hyde Park, and this is what condemns spearing a bagged panther as sport. Dangerous
though he may be, ho has no chance of escaping, which is
not cricket, even where such a mischievous brute as a panther
is concerned.
In the legitimate form of panther spearing the animal is
usually put up, more or less by chance, out of long grass in
"the open when advancing in lino out pig sticking. Not having
been terrified out of his wits and cramped for hours in a
trap, he invariably goes away at a pace which makes a tirst
spear in the first few hundred yards usually an impossibility
on the rough ground, even on the smartest of ponies. If
ihero is covert or badly broken ground within reach, ho will
certainly escape altogether; frequently ho will lose himself
in the grass and be. over-ridden and then break back to safety; but if forced to gallop half a mile at most his doom is
sealed. Ile slows down to a feeble, shambling trot, and when
Speared does not seem to have strength left to do anything
in self-defence.
I recollect one, a three-parts grown rub, just under six
feet in length, who was put up thus on the right of » long
lino whero I was riding alone, and whom I had all to myself.
He went clean away from mo at first, and being on a* slow
horso I thought he must escape, although he had not ten yards
start. But it was just tho slowness of my mare which proved
his undoing, tin a smart polo pony [ should probably have
run intn film quickly, and, being alone, 1 should certainly
havo had a vory poor timo of it. As it wns he came back to
me after going threo furlongs, and when I reached him was
going no faster than a mnn ut a slow jog-trot.
I speared him clean through behind the shoulder as I passed him, the sensation being somewhat as if I had been attacking a feather pillow, and then I spurred on hnrd, in hopes of
escaping reprisals from behind, for thoro was no No. 2 for
hhn to attack. Hut as I looked back I saw him crawling up
the side of the nullah in which I had caught him, and my
horse being handy, if slow, she came round at once, nnd I
got him at tue top of the rise. Still ho did not try to attack,
and after I liad Speared him a third time, ho collapsed absolutely, and lot me kill him without resistance. I must declnre
that this is a confession, not a boast. I have nover felt
proud of this achievement, which was the tamest affair Imaginable when it came to tho point,
Thc big female whom I have mentioned already illustrates
tke samo thing even more porfectly. After breaking back,
thinking herself unobserved, she left tho thick jungle to go
to another covert on tho othor side of a piece of rising
ground. However, a man in a tree saw her, and shouted the
news to us, and we turned and rodo after hor.
Sho went straight nwny till sho wns almost at the top
of thc rise, and then she broko back. But ns wo were between
her and the covert, sho had to mako a large detour to avoid
us, which sho accomplished successfully, galloping round at
racing speed. Tho effort was foe much for her endurance,
however, nnd just beforo she reached the covert and safety
she dropped into a littlo hollow, not fivo yards from dense
jungle, utterly done.
A single spring, a fow halting steps even, would have
strength to mako thom. Sho could not even snarl or swear
saved her, for she was not   cut   off,  but  sho   had not the
but lay utterly helpless, just showing her teeth, her flanks
heaving painfully, a most pitiful sight.
The ground was such that spearing her wns difficult, so a
rifle which one of the men had brought wns sent for, aud by
tho time it arrived she had recovered sufficiently to mako a
fresh start. But sho could only drug herself along vory slowly and laboriously; sho mado no attempt to attack the enemies round her, and not even wheu wounded but not killed,
by tho first shot, did sho try to charge. In short, tho killing
of her was about as pleasant and exciting as tbe shooting ot
a worn-out troop horse.
Others may liavo had more exciting experiences, but these
are mine, anil the conclusion of tho whole matter is that a
pnnther is not to be compared with a pig as a sporting animal,
although one would always ride him—and legitimately—if
one put him up when out pig-sticking. As to spearing a bagman on a parade ground, the practice is indefensible on any
grounds. At tho same time, unless galloped out, tho panther
ts as dangerous a customer as one could wish to tackle; and
when the occasion arises it is as well to bear in mind the following points:
Always try to spear well forward, just behind the elbow
low down, here the heart and big arteries lie. Spur on hard
after spearing, shortening your spear, and be ready for an
attack from the rear. Receive a charging panther with u
rather shortened spear, and then turn your horso to throw him
aside if you cannot pin him down. Be very careful how you
tackle a panther who lies down, especially when speared after
ii short run. If a man is pulled down, go to his assistance on
foot. In a melee round him on horseback thero is too great
a risk of spearing the mnu instead of the panther. Finally,
put your pride in your pocket and have nothing to do with
Iiim unless absolutely sure of your skill us a spearman and
ridor. The game culls out all the best qualities iu a man
when all is said and done, but it leaves no margin for mistakes, and the duffer rides to certain disaster for himself, and
probably for his companions, who will have to rescue him.
Vou mny not always have tho luck not to reach your quarry
before he is pumped out and harmless.
TIIE history of a lady's fur coat is, if one thinks of it, full
of strnngo contrasts. A wild creature of the Canadian
forests, a silent Indinn trapper and hiB wife, a loue
Hudson's Bay Company trader, the half-breed puddlers of a
"north" canoe, the hands of the Hudson's liny steamer in
tho ico-lloes off Ungava, the employees of a British railway
company, the operatives of a London furrier—all these may
have played a part in the making of tho eont beforo it can
appear in the windows of a shop in Bond street or on the
back of some proud lady of St, James. The fur trade is one
of tho few departments of modern business about which there
still lingers the odor of romance. Other trades have been
revolutionized by nineteenth century science; it has remained,
almost alone, primitive in its methods. Since tho day wheu
"The Honorable Company of Adventurers trading into Hud'
son's Bay" was founded by Prince Rupert it has hardly
changed at all. In unimportant details it may have altered,
perhaps. The trade-mark of a famous I'ittsburg steel works
may now be stamped upon the Indian's traps; and the logend
"Made in Germany1' may now adorn the barter that is given
for the furs: but these slight innovations have the forco of
bald anachronisms. They stand out sharply from the surroundings into which they are intruded, und they merely
serve to show by contrast how primitive these are.
The life of the bush is a closed book to most poople. A
great ileal hns been written about the life of tho wild animals that furnish the fur, but very little has been written
about the life of the traders and trappers who collect it,
though the latter is a subject full of the most romantic interest. The life of tho bush often appears on the surface ono of
bitter trial and hardship. The Indian trapper often goes
through trials und hardships that would crush another man.
He goes off in the autumn to his winter's hunting grounds
with a single small canoe; he sleeps all winter in a bark
tepee or in a canvas tent, when he docs not roll up in his
rabbitskin in the snow; he travels through the bush when
the mercury is frozen iu the glass, snowshoeing with his pack
upon his back and lias ritle on his arm, through windfall and
llirougli tangled swamp, ami, worst of all, through perilous
burnt bush where a wilderness of charred poles sway in the
wind like the masts af countless ships. Comfort is a thing he
knows not. He lives on pork and beans, and flour und tea.
His clothes he never changes, night or day. His only repiedy
for all the ills that flesh is heir to is a drink of burning pain
killer. Ho lives and dies in debt, and would not become sol
vent if he could. A good winter may bring him in $1500; a
bad winter $50. On the whole, his life is that of Hobbcs'
natural man, "nasty, poor, mean, brutish and short." But,
on the other hand, he is quite content. Ho does not feel the
need of comfort or a balance in the bank; and he has a stoical and philosophic calm that enables him to take with equal
mind whatever the gods may send. He may always get, he
argues, credit with the traders. Why, tbeu, should he take
thought for the morrow—what he should eat or what be
should put on?
The trader's lot seems even harder, because he has, as
a rule, known better things. The Hudson's Bay Company
traders are, with a curious unanimity, sons of the "Innd of
wild heath and shaggy wood." I havo heard one of them recite with no smnll amount of feeling:
"From the dim shieling of the misty island,
Mountains divide us, and a world of seas;
But still our hearts are true, our hearts are Highland,
And we in dreams behold the Hebrides."
This trader was a Scot who had come out to Hudson Bay
when a young man, and had married an Algonquin wife, of
whom he had a family of littlo Indians, who lisped in broken
Scotch, when they condescended to speak English nt all. Ho
has heard the call of the wild. To ply the paddle, to shoot
lived at his trading post from January to January, receiving
letters from the outside world once or twice a year, and seeing white men hardly oftener. Another cf tho verses ho fre
quently repeated was:
"0, Solitude, whero aro tho charms
That sages have seen in thy face?
Better dwell in the midst of alarms
Than live in this horrible place."
And yet be miself was tho first to confess that anyone
who had tasted thc Iifo of tho bush could not go back to
another. "Onco a Hudson's Bay man," he said, "always a
Hudson's Bay man." There is a fatal fascination about the
free life of the forest that holds a man captive. Such a oue
tho wild duck, to hit tho trail across the virgin bush, to sleep
beneath tho stars, to breatho the scent of cedar or of pine—
these things are life to him whose blood has caught thc fever.
The labors of tho traders aro not arduous. They have to
sell the trappers their outfits in the autumn; and they barter
for thc peltries iu the spring. They have to sort the peltries
that they buy, nnd transport them by cauoo or dog-train to
tbe nearest railway line or steamboat wharf; and there their
duties end. The only time when they have c.auso for worry is
when they have to meet with opposition. Then they have to
fight for very life. When the Northwest Company set up
against thc Hudson's Bay men iu the beginning of Inst century, thero was a bitter fight, in which trading-posts were
burned, and men were kidnapped, and often blood was spilt.
The methods of warfare now adopted are thoso of commercial
aggression; nnd they aro called "freetraders"—free Innees
who set up beside the II. B. Co. posts, and try to win tho
company's Indians ovor. Many a thrilling tale might be told
of tho bitter commercial Oghts between the "Great Company" and tho lonely "free-traders" iu tho hoart af tho forest primeval. One such fight took plnce a few ^ears ago at
what, for caution's snkc, may be called Ghost River. A low,
illiterate Dutchman set up in opposition to tho II. B. Co. post,
and made a bid for the fur trade of tho district, lie cut rates,
and mado loans, and dispensed whiskey, and married a chief's
daughter, with the acumen of an up-to-date American trying
to break a ring. And, tnough he did not manage to make
good his footing, he gave ttie factor at the post n most uncomfortable timo, nnd made that easy-going mun bestir himself in oarnest. Tho story of that fight, ennctod ngainst tho
background of tho wild primeval hush, is only typienl of what
is going on hero and there all over northern Canada.
Such is the life of the traders and trappers. The rest of
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whon thc pelts hnve boen gathered and sorted and cured, the
great six-fathom ennoes aro brought down to tho wnter nnd
loaded with their precious freight. The "packers" (as the
Tndians are called) step in and man tho thwarts. The procession of canoes streams out across tho lake. With gaudy
handkerchiefs the Indian village waves a last farewell, and
the fur brigade disappears around the bond.
The furs are shipped to Hudson Bay on to the II. B. (Vs.
steamer, which makes an annual passage through the ice floes
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How I Flew to Manchester
(By Louis Paulhan)
1WAS allowed twenty-four hours in which to fly from
Ivondon to Manchester. As a matter of fact, I flew to
Manchester within twenty-four hours of my machine
being delivered in London. I was hard at work for eleven
hours building it up, nnd tbe moment it was built 1 flew.
That was because the wind was in a favorable direction, for
the first time for nbout a week, aud I could not afford to
waste thc opportunity.
When I went to London ou Wednesday morning I had no
real ideu that I. would bo able to start that day, and I had
had only five hours' sleep thc night before. But a flying
man must take his winds wheu they come.
I found the atmosphere rather disturbed when I rose;
there were small, gusty puffs nnd tricky currents, and it was
somewhat difficult to find just the altitude at which they
would bother me least. I hoard the cheering of the people as
L circlod over Hendon, and thc enthusiasm delighted me, so
t flow right over the heads of thu crowd.
I followed the line of the Midland Railway to Hampstead.
Then I saw tho cemetery and the white flag of the Otlicinl
Observer. I went round it, high up in the air, aud I knew
that I had fulfilled the conditions necessary for a start, so I
tlew over the lake of the Welsh Hnrp und mado directly for
the North-Western railroad.
London is a difficult place to fly out of. It is so huge nud
so confusing! I know the way from Hendon to Manchester,
but I do not know tho way from Hendon to St. Paul's, nor
could one lenrn it without practice. So many districts all
alike, aud such a bewildering number of railway lines running
in every couceivablo direction! Without my map I could never
have found my way out, but I had well impressed myself with
nil the signs of the particular railway track I wanted, and
I was soon flying directly to the north,
I hnd to fight the wind all the way from London. Not a
moment's rest came to me in my battle ngainst the gusts. 1
made rises and dips of as much as .'120 feet, always with the
object of flying in the steadiest level of air I cotitd find.
It was cold, very cold indeed, and tho wind bit into my
face. Fortunately for me, my eyes do not suffer while I am
flying, though they begin to burn terribly wheu I come down
to earth again. 1 have had to bathe them steadily since my
descent to relieve the smarting.
I started without gloves, for I hate to feel my hands encumbered when I am flyiug. The result was that at the end of
my first flight the little finger of my driving hand wus useless
and without sensation; it was quite numbed with cold. For
the second stage of the flight I borrowed a pair of thin gloves
from my excellent friend Mr. Holt Thomas, nml I have given
thom buck to him as a souvenir of my flight.
To return to the first evening. 1 was going north for a
long time beforo F sighted the special train which wus accompanying me. But there wns no mistuking it when it
caught tne up. The three loud hoots of the whistle and the
big white signal cloth floating from ttie window of the rear
coach—It looked like a handkerchief from such a height—told
me all. I could see that things wore going well. The wind
whistled, und so did I. I shouted and 1 sang. I do not think
r.iy voice is particularly fascinating, but nobody seems to
mind thut in the upper uir.
A pelting rninstorm lashed me for twenty minutes while
I was in the neighborhood of Rugby. Fortunately, I am not
unused to flying iu the rnin; therefore, nlthnugh it was uncomfortable, it had no effect upon my flight. I kept on flying ut
a steady pace, although my altitude varied remarkably.
I flew until it was quite dark, nil I could make out beneath me was the smnko of a train once in a whilo und the
occasional flicker of lights from a village. I came down
rapidly from 800 metres to 100, so that I could be more certain of my direction.
Then came the most exciting moment of my flight. Darkness had fallen before me. I saw tho lights of Lichlleld. I
decided to alight in some convenient meadow before reaching
the town, nnd to do this sunk down to 1.10 feet. 1 was immediately above what looked like a large factory with a chimney. I nm now told it was a urowory, and so, to alight safely
in tbe field with no damage done, I made a fishhook turn, and
my mnchino was now pointing towards London.
Suddenly my motor stopped, every drop of petrol exhausted, and tho machine swooped downwnrd almost like a stone
dropping. What should I do? Beneath mo was tho brewery
and a certain smash. Behind me was a narrow field which
was almost like a spider's web with a mesh nf telegraph
wires. I had an imperceptible fraction of n sccntid iu which
tn make up my mind, and I decided to risk the telegraph
wires. As [ sunk 1 mndo a sharp twist right back on the line
of my course, aud was lucky enough to lift myself over the
So far, then, so good, I was stiff with cold, nnd was very
glad of a drink of whisky from the flask of a gentleman who
hnd dashed up with a motorcar, nnd of the friendly attentions of a number of people who brought warmth bnck to
my limbs by nibbing them. Vou arc sportsmen, you English I
1 was racing an Bngllshmnrij and most naturally you wanted
him to win. Vet you treated me throughout with the most
goncrottfl assistance.
A Spanish lady whn speaks French acted as my most
helpful interpreter—for I have no Knglish myself. A friendly soul lent me a motor-car, and I drove to the hotel. I met
my wife, and hud a light meal of eggs, milk, and soup—very
comforting, considering that I hud subsisted nn a single sandwich during the day while building up the machine!
I went to bed at ten o'clock, deciding to start again as
soon as it was light, or even a little earlier. I slept like a top
for live hours, nnd then woke ns fresh ns n lark, delighted to
find that some of the strain of fatigue had left my limbs. My
hands, arms, legs, and feet had become supple enough for mo
to work the machine again with confidence—though I must
admit that f felt ns if T had been working very hard.
It wns still durk when 1 reached the narrow meadow beside Trent Valley Station in which my machine was lying.
My mechanics, Gnnuvenu and Miscurol, hnd worked well during the night. The machine was charged with potrol. She
was all ready for it start. My new tnnk will hold sixteen
gallons, but I curry no more than I need from considerations
of weight. On the first dny I bad fourteen gallons aboard,
on the second only twelve, for that wns more than sufficient
to carry me to Pidsbury, allowing a generous margin for
Once more as T made ready for the start I wns struck by
the generous attitude of the people. Although they had
heard a rumor that Mr. Grahnme-Wite had started, und although their inclination must have been tn hope that tho
Englishman would bent mc, they plnced not the smallest obstacle in the way of my departure. They crowdod round tho
machine out of interest, but pressed hastily back the moment
1 wanted them out of the wny.
It was a tricky start, for the field was short and narrow
and there wns a nasty hedge to surmount at the end of it. A
collision with the hedgo would have been disastrous. Happily
favored with a head wind ns I was tnen facing, though it wus
a following wind for my flight, I rose above the hedge without
difficulty, turned, and headed straight for Manchester.
Here was the end of my concern about the issue of tho
race! Barring accidents, 1 wns bound now to reach Manchester iu safety and in good time, and there was no reason
to anticipate an accident, for I had surmounted the worst of
the difficulties—that of the rise from tiie narrow field only
120 yards long above the dim lanterns which were my only
indications as to the whereabouts of the hedge.
As soon ns I got up I made my circle, followed the railway,
nnd then set, off for Crewe, fighting all the way against gusts
nf wind. So certain did I feel of tbe mad that 1 did not
troublo to take my map on the second stage of the journey.
This was a mistake, for. after leaving Crowe I thought the
first station marked my landing place, but I could discover
none of the marks ! expected tn find there, and l had to circle
bnck townrds London before f picked up the whitewashed
marks on the sleepers which directed me onwards.
I made yet another mistake in my route, nnd hud to curvn
in yet another circle backwards. But nt last I saw the new
station at Burnnge. which was my objective. I saw the whito
marks in the field where I was to land; I landed; und I knew
that I had won. All the way from London it had been a fight
between tne and the puzzling wind, and I had beaten the
There are a fow things which I shall be glad if you will
now permit mo to sny.
T cannot sufficiently express my admiration for the public-
spirited attitude of The Daily Mail in offering this splendid
prize. It is the finest stimulus thnt has ever been given tn
aviation. It should give a great impetus to the science within
the British Isles. I do not say this because I have beon fortunate enough to win, I said it from the first moment tho
prize was offered.
ONCK more it has been stated recentlv thnt a diro catastrophe will soon threaten the smoker. The bruyero
root, from which the majority of the best pipes are
made, is being used up far more rapidly than it is grown-
and this most valuable— in the nicotian sense—of ull the
woods now begins to show signs of coming to an end The
prospect is not a pleasant one. Many of us dislike the flavor*
of the meerschaum, whether it is of the old typo or tho new
chemically-treated and unbreakable variety, thc democratic
clay has lost somo of its old popularity. The corn-cob is not
a thing of beauty, and most certainly 'it is not a joy forever*
the myall good pipe is indeed sweet nnd excellent for a time'
but all too soon—like a conlition majority—it splits and dies'
And there aro n good many objections to tho cherrvwood*
the hookah is not a pipe which one can indulge in on a short
tram journey, the hookah being ossentiallv tho nip,. 0f peace
which needs tn be smoked in tho study; while ns to the new
bright-ye I low variety nf pipes with bowls as large as puddintr
basins and steins as long as walking slicks, bold nre tho
people who venture out with ono on. The briar is tho thin*
nnd wo refuse to believe thnt tho day nf the briar is over
We can not all smoke cignrs tho whole dny long, and manv of
us refuse the modern cigarette as a ubcIcsr thing, fit only for
degenerate youth. The clay pipe is suspect, and supposed to
lead to cancer, and ono does not euro to havo horrihlA
thoughts of that kind lurking at the bottom of tho bow]
THK SKIRTS SHOW A 8TYMS entirely advapoed Irom other seasons,
Full sweep at tiio bottom, with better antl nenter appearance at hip antl
waist,    The materials ure
Tliu Finish and Workmanship are the products nf the Leading Skirt House >.f
Ctliada, and are exceptionable value,
Trices   $3.60, 84 BO, $0, 96 25. $6 50. «G 75, *7. $8
S. (J. HANSON'S s|
(S.C. White Leghorns
 '! 402 Pullets laid in -
January - - 7616
February - 7310
March   -   -  8606
' The Seal or Certainty '
doom1 i-ar. Welt Aewm
in Shoes
Avemgo nor Mnl fnr I
out   I'liwo Mul* will '
lavs n&li   Tills itcnnl
thu N  Aiiioilam i tl'
K.U I Im-fillui! htnch
„\,\ bnmlem|l.6awvh
A Well Onwned Woman tskes hs much interest iu her Bhnri at* ahe does in hor
Bat and Qlovei, and to thll end the lines we curry supplies the demand in al)
the newest styles.
PATENT STRAP SLIPPERS—Patent snd Tan Blu. Oxfords, Vici Kid snd
Pat Butt., with Fancy Colored Moire Top and Cuban Heel.
Prices, 92 25 to 95,
A  Well Assorted Stuck of CANVAS SHOES, very Cool and C. mf-rtable for
Summer Wear.
1    Win, 11 uy until returned frum Nanaimu
i on Tuesday.
P Dunne returned frum Nanaimo on
I. T. E   Pttlmer luft for Victoria on
G. Lew s was an incoming passeitger' \'^[
on Sttuidny.
Vf        . M     _ .   . ... HILLCREST POULTRY FARM
Mr. ana Mrs, Piiestoamein on Tues- ium-vn iu- u
day night's boat. 	
Mm.  J. Conk went down to Nanalmo  vvn^www
on Wednesday, ( .,      . ,
Robt. Robertson was an incoming pas-   ' "
Sanger Tuesday.
Mr. 1), Nullist went down on ibe Ct)
of N .mumo on l* film-Mi ty.
Constable Stevensun left for Victoria
Wvduunday mumllig.
P. McBrlde left for Vancouver, for hie
hulidays, un Saturday,
Mr. and Mrs. I>. Daniels went out on
Wednesday tuoriiiug's •ram.
Miss Ai K Smith, of Vancouver] io
staying with Mis. Colin Campbell, on
a Visit here.
Provincial C instable Stevenson will
leive on a six we* ks trip to New York,
i'uiliik the coming month.
Mr. snd Mrs. A. Cameron left foi
Vancouver on Saturday, where i\l .
Cameron has gouts to consult au »y
special Ut.
Judye Marker visaed Cumberland till*
week, and held Country Court, bin
the ducket was a light one.
Dealer  in Bicycles   and   Gas ]
Engine Supplies
English and American Winch from t
$.',11 tt/., also Sfi't,ml hand Wheels,
Fresh Groceries arriving by every Boat
Give us a Trial Order
Sin Ln k Co., 1
Folding Go-Oarts $10.50
For Mixed Paints,
Floor Stains,
Wall Paper,
Furniture, eto.
Is the place
T.   E.   BATE
Capital $5,000,000
Reserve 85,700,000
Cumberland, B.C.
Sub Branches at Courtenay and Union Bay
Drafts issued in any currency, payable all over the world
Special attention paid to Savings Accounts, and interest at Current Bates allowed on Deposits of SI and upwards
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
We have recently received a
Carload of McLAUGHLIN
Carriages and Buggies,
and are prepared to quote
lowest prices and best terms.
oive us a call,
McPhee ft
General Merchants, Courtenay.
== HOTEL =
The finest hotel in the city.
— GOOD —
Next door to Royal Bank, opposite Post Office
II .1 S'Hirs wnnt* Coiirtfnny K ><-t
hull C'lub to join aw cUtitm min mitei
fir   nil   cup  ties, mnl omul <l .'li nit en tn
the KHBi'cminn.
The U'liirtenfty 8oho*»l bny« nrp onm-
itifi ii|» nn the 111 h to play Oiimb HhiiH
School  boya  U>r  Dr.   Otlle»nie'a   mip
TIi-h ia  c iii lined  tu  bi.nft   tide   sell" 1
b j'8.
Mr. 0 nipbell linn juat finished (-Hinting the liecoiy, and Ims ustHbluthed h
good standard for the people «if Cumberland to follow, hb it looks (in .
Inannth'T column appears an ad vert is-
ment of Messrs Alexander A Conrad of
Vancnuier. This space was not add until the editor had fully considered the
matter mid decided tlute the prpnnflitinn
waa nob one intended to tleeee the unwary, aa we always atrive io protect the
interests of our readers.
Nearly 200 people gathered in tbe
Caio'irUud Hall on Monday niuht to
^rret the Swins Bell Rmijera, ou the
'iccaaai'-n of their aecmd visit to town.
TliH company alwaya puts up a good prt •
formance and is sure of a good bouse
whenever they visit Cumberland.
In another column will be noticed the
advertisment for a matinee performance
in the City Hall on Tueaday afternoon.
Manager Curtis has never yet given a
performance that was not worth the price
1] St!
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
I  I III III! __m______a___J____________a_S£__WI^__r
Try a bottle of Elderweiss Cream
for Sunburns and Roughness
of the Skin
We have a Full Stock of Nyal's Remedies, which
are always reliable   ■   -   ■   ■    Ask for Nyal's
The Ikst and Cheapest Supply of Brushes, Combs
and Toilet Articles    :     :     :     :     Give us a call
ei wiii
Local Agent for
The London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Get rates before insuring elsewhere
Office: Cumberland
Go tn
of admission, tnd when   lie advertises! *»•   Unwi\|    \J I .
something: extra special the public knyw.lp     Candy, Fruit, Tee Cream
■hut   he wlll   make ennd   every   claim. ■"
Special arrar gementshave heen made wi' h
the Mho*fin IA'ht Company fur the
nece sarv "juxe," nud those wlm iittend
the pe'forntanoe 'tn Tuead iv may be
perfectly certain nf getting value received
twice or three ti mea over.
and Tight Luncheons
:   :   :   CEDED   :   :   :
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
Noiic to Advertisers.
Tenders will be receive 1 by the un-
deruimied up till and it eluding Monday
the 25 h., .Inly next, fur the purchase "I
he following mineral claims, winch were
forfeited to llle Crown, at  the T»x Sale
iield at C x, tin the 4 h., November,
191*7. namely:-
"Theodosia" Mineral Olailn, Lnt
1h:11. Qroup 1., New WeBttiilll ter dia
"Silver Kiti({"   Mineral   Oluitn,    Lot I
1832, Gtoup 1., New Weainina er die . Siitlll'dil V  inot'lllllgS  ISSllu must
"Blue  Jacket"   Mineral Claim,   I. t   l>e  ill   tliis office lint later tllllll
1833, Group 1., New Weatminater dia-   ,Q Tlilll'StltiV
Any  tender  for a !*■■*« fttnnunt thnn
J175 00 will not. be c-iiMliTid
Ivertisements for
How many times in your life have you imd an
opportunity to take advantage of the splendid
chances afforded through the birth of new Seaport City !
A Seaport City that will be the terminus and
shop headquarters of a great transcontinental
A new city that will start with a Pay Roll, and
it is the Pay Roll that must eventually determine
the increase and prosperity of any city ; Vancouver itself will soon have to look to the Pay
Roll to maintain her supremacy.
The townsite of Port Mann is not, as yet, on
the market, therefore, in offering our subdivision
immediately opposite Port Mann we feel that we
are putting you in a position to participate in
the inevitable immense increases in valuation
that must obtain the day that announcement of
this sale is made.
Inform yourself thoroughly as to the situation,
study the map, then call on or address
Tenders mmi ba aaaled,   wtid plainly oooooooooooooooooooooooooo
aiidumed ' n the outside, "T mlera   f.»t ^                                                         :
everltd Mineral Olnltui. X                                                         <
o.pu.vc,,, HZ 1$i!!Sr" , P. PHILLIPS HARRISON <
I.hhiU I1 ii'irtmi'iit, Victoria, V>. C. o                                                  <
I mio ftth., l!'iu.
at the Cumberland Hotel
A'L.i-ili-.*- iil.ini'li'i itiMhit.l I t. I wttt
< I issue: ittldly III lull o.
__.-  c Barrister,   Solicitor   autl'
  5 Notani Public,
0 Is
Wanted—Three Vnunt; I'itta : Bond prloe
and particulars. T. A. L. Smith,
Hornby Island. jl!)
Two Light Draft Teams, weiuht about
HOOlbs. Apply Slmiilaud Uro«.,
Sandwick. jll
For Sale—0 Milk Cows nnd 3 Heifers.
Apply H. S. l'orteus, llaukshaw,
Courtenay. jlH
8 Roomed House and Double Lot for
Sale, cheap ; or will rent furnished or
unfurnished.    Mrs. ltoo.
Found—Silver Bronoh, engraved with
initials "M.H." Owner rasy obtain
same by calling >t this nflloe aud paying for this advortisuncnt.
UJIIinitl.ANII  Coi.l.KCTIO.N   ami Co.M
.MISSION     AllKSI'V. lieiltfl   llllll
Dnbta Collootetl, Brolterage, Real
Ettato mul Auotioneet's, Thom
aitti Building, Dunsmuir Avenue
Cumlicrlaiul. Phono 17. JohnTlioin-
son, Manager.
Temlera will be received up to July
ITitlt for llie hay on II. Martin estate
Lot 06, aliout f> acros more or less on
Courtenay road.
Wc-slcy Willard,
Official Administrator,
Tito finals iti Mixed dnnbles at tho
Tenuis Court wero played off on Tuesday
laat. Mrs. Koe and Smithe beating Mias
Willimar aud Dalby 7 0, 0 4.
Clipping from Vancouver World, March 19,
Xew Westminster, It. C, March IB.— Representatives of the C.
X. It. yesterday afternoon authorised the announcement of their plans
with reuard to three tliousaiui ucres of land which they have purchased
tiefireen lloii /U't'oi'd and Liverpool, just ttoross the river trom thisoity
and which include Ihe liuildiny of a railway lown, the erecton of car
IntUdititj und repairintj shops and Ihe liuilding of deep waler docks at
a cost ol'net-era I million dollars. There is a possibility thai this may
In thc terminus of their Hue fnr all foreign bound freight.
The C, X. li. commenced buying ttoross the river two months ago
While, Shiles tO Company acting ae agents for their coast representatives, Senator ./anion, A. 1). Mc Rue and W. R. Davidson. The price
for water frontage averaging 8X5 per fool; today river frontage within a reasonable dietance of the V. X. R. land commands from $100 to
Slot! per foot.
Work on the clearing of the railway townsite will commence early
in April and will be rushed through as quickly as possible. The company is pledged to xtarl construction work on July 1st, hut judging
from the preliminary arrangements already made it is likely an
earlier start will be made.
The. water frontage ie suitable for tht building of docks which
will easily accommodate lhe largest ocean going vessels. There is
a poesibilily that the railway company may build a grain elevator
al this place for the foreign and Oriental trade
For some time it was thought the C.N.R would purchase the
ohl G.X.R. track running from the Fraser River bridge to
Clorerdale, but MacKenzie <t Mann and the Hill interests could
not come fo any agreement. As a consequence, the C.N R. will
follow the course of the river closely to this city. The announcement of Ihe C.X.R. plans has caused a tremendous Jlurry tn
Sumy real estate.
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