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LADIES NEW FANCY NOTT
BLOUSES. Stock Collesrt, Colored
Top Bunts, Silk Lids stocking* and
Parasols just the thing you will
want for now.
Campbell Bros.
£_*    an.i |/rr " j
^CTORIA, *■%>
THE ISLANDER
pi
ittCi i    ii
Don't forget you need a Fancy Skirl
Necktie. Belt, Litle Cotton or Silk
Hocks that use haa a large range to
choose from.
at Campbell Bros.,
Nn 87
THE I8LANDEK, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, JULY 1, 1911
Subscription price $1.80 per year
SPORTING NOTES
OF INTEREST
What Is Doing In Local Sporting
Circles
It wont lie for want of practise if
the Stnrs loan the money on the lat
Every night this week practice, and
tome faat snappy ball will lie the result. The Wharf team hnve scoured
tho service tif the Chemrinus pitcher
it is reported, mnl anothor thing the
boys Iiml butter settle tlm umpire queation before they start and hare two of
tli. in, this is for all three teams to
Cake   note.
Courtenay has won the two games
Straight liefore the money game. This
i.i t\ j! od sign for them, and if they
bai tlio way tbey havo lately they will
boar  watching.
Wc don't know if any of thnCnmher-
la'nl boys are going to run at tho
Wharf outside of Bwtinerman and he
■nay go to Cnnipl«ll River, but Oh
you Chambers and Sommerville.
There nro quite a few candidate
r,»V)ki ring for a match with Murray
b,N ns none of theio seem lo hare en-
oi L'i cunvney of tbe realm tn bet on
tholr dunces it does not appear as if
floot-die will get a match this month.
It is reported that a well known sport
ab I-,,', town is going to bring a crack
fro;n tlio East. Murray says, "Let
tin tn aw come at 180 punds am no
cariii."
Lacrosse aeems to be drawing quite
a fow of the football boys, Bobby
Brown the Shamrock right winger has
signed wiih the Blues as has Tommy
Tap.-lln. Tho Whites are reported to
havo signed the two Sutherland*, who
should make good fast home men.
Rowan has made a find of a goal
tender in tho person of "Scotty" Clark
Cumlerlands' luckiest kid. Scotty is
training hard to catoh his place; he
ruin, to tho half wny every morning and
practices in the backyaid with two or
three men shooting at him for a couple
of hours. Injuries so far. two black
eyes, one broken rib, 64 pieces of skin
lost oti' hands and arms and at the
last report ho had wired to Vancouver for all the New Skill in Stock,
Cameron of thn Whites has just
returned from a tour of the Island in
his Kurd Car; ho reports a fine trip and
n good car,
I
The Lacrosse fans would have been
treated tp a game of Laon we on Tuesday evening Inst, if thn Whites had
[mi in an sppenranoo on the old ground.
The I lines were out in full strength
ready to do or din for the honor of their
team As the Whites were minus 12
men ihu Blues claim the game by tie-
fault.
CELEBRATION
AT THE RIVER
Campbell  River  Has
Celebration of
Its Own
At 12 o'clock last evening the Pit-
anner Baseball team of this city, and a
number of rooters, and the editor as
chaperone left the New England Hotel
for the whaif, where a tug boat waa
waiting to convey them to Campbell
River, whore the Pilsener* are to meet
the River ball tossers in a game for
(60 a side
The Campbell River folk have ar-
ranged a big programme of sports,
which we print below, including a big
hundred yard race between an Indian
and a white man for f300 a side.
The programme includes launch races
footraces, Tug-of-war, Boxing contest,
Indian Canoe races, and fire works display.
An ice cream and strawberry festival will be held in the Campbell River
Park, and a Ball will be held in the
evening in the Willows Hotel Ball
Room
LOCAL MAIL SERVICE
Arrival
Tuesday night
Thursday night
Saturday night
Sunday, per Cowichan 9 am,
(1 loparture
Wednesday—6.00 a.m.
Friday—6.00 a.m.
Saturday—4.18 p.m.
Sunday, 2.18 p.m. sharp
English brothers, 17  and 18 desire
continuous employment on farm, board
and lodging, small remuneration.
P.O. Box 888, Nanaimo.
The High Sehool entrance exams
commenced on Wednesday last,
Yesterday wu the last sehool day of
the term.
H. Blank, travelling for Fletcher
Bros, musie dealers, Nanaimo, is in
town.
It is rumored that thirty-fire new
houses are te be erected at No. 7 shortly-
The lake promises to be the popular
camping resort this summer.
A number of local amateurs, headed
by Mr Harsh Taylor, formerly with
the Allen Players, will shortly put on
some amateur theatticals in this city.
3.T. Marsden, local manager of the
B.O. Telephone Co has been transferred
to the Ladysmith ofSoe, being succeeded here by J.Q. Young of Vancouver.
Ben A. Cunliffe, Secretary of the Britiah Columbia Conservative Association
was a visitor at this office this week.
During his visit in this eity he called up-
on Mayor McLeod, R. Grant and other
prominent Conservatives to discus* the
political situation in tbis distriot. Mr.
Cunliffe is making a tour of th* eutlr*
Comox-Atlin district and will leave in a
few daya for Prince Rupert.
The local Knlghta, and Pythian Sisters
will attend divine service in a body at
the Church of England on Sunday
16th. inst.
Tbere wu no meeting of th* Counoil
on Monday owing to th* lack of a quorum
on* Ion* alderman turning up
DOMINION DAY CELEBRATION
AT UNION BAY TO-DAY
Excellent Programme of Sports Arranged
Will Depopulate Cumberland
To Day
Union Bay will be the Mecca of pleasure seekers of this city today and the
special excursion train which loaves tho station at 9 o'clock will leave few Cum
berlanditea behind.
After the programme of sports which we print below hns been concluded a
grand dance will bring the celebration to a fitting close in Humphreys  Hall.
The sports programme follows:—
TIMI OV BVEET
10 a. m.   Baseball Tournament, open to all teams in the district, prize $78;
entrance fee 6,00 each team.
1.80 p. m. 50 yards, boys' race, 8 years and under,
50 yards girls' race, 8 years and under,
50 yards boys' race, 12 years and under,
50 yards girls' race, 12 years and under,
75yards boys' race, 16 yenrs and under,
78 yards girls' race 16 years and under,
SO yards ladies' race (married)
80 yards ladies' race (single)
100 yards race, open (entrance f.'e 80c)
Chinamen's race,
One milo open (entrance fee 50c)
100 yards loggers' race
Chinese tug of war (8 each side) prize
8.80 p. in. Final game of baseball--9 innings
7.00 p. m. Logging sawing contest, log 2 ft. diameter
1st
2nd
3rd
1.00
78o
DOc
1.00
78o
«0c
1.60
1.00
76c
150
100
78c
2.00
1.60
78o
2.00
1.50
76c
8.00
2.10
6.00
2.00
7.80
6.00
5.00
3.00
1.C0
10.00
6.00
6.00
8.00
8.00
7.50     f.00
7.30p.m. Tug of War, Loggers vs. Union liny (8 aside) 16.00
Swimming race for boys, 60 yards, 16 years
and under
Swimming race for boys. 12 years and under
30 yards
Tub race for boys, 25 yards
Swimming Tare, 100yards for men
Greasy pole walking contest for men
3.00      2.00      1.00
2.50
1.75
1.00
3.00
2.00
1.01
7.00
5.00
5.00
3.00
Correspondence.
TO THE FARMER* OF COMOX
DISTRICT.
'I'he Pilsener Brewing   Company, of
| 0 bei-land, has a quantity of grains tn
| dispose of weekly, and would like tend
us for the same.   Aj ply to tbe Sec'y.
WANTED- 30 day option on all
or any part of 10,000 Kootonay
gold mint share* at 11.96 por
■har*. Will pay 10 per cent, on
tho option.
B. FORDS, Courtenay, B. O.
FOR BALE-Singer Needle* and Oil
at the Jsuhoie Ofle*.
FOR SALE—Telephone poll* snd cedar posts. Apply to AUx. Gray, Cumberland.
Editor, The Islander
Sir: -I read your remarks upon th*
present rood work and "Fair Play's"
strictures upon them in the News.
I think the Government's present policy of providing a practical man tn laj
out the work and make any improvements possible is a step in the right direction, for it is well known to anyone
conversant with rood work in the past,
that the appointment of a local foreman
under patronage, simply meant a Quarrel
aome squabble between him and some ol
his men u to his methods. These mer
thought they had m good a right to bo
foreman and that their ideas were superi
or; so imbued were they with their excellence that they would rest upon their
shovel and explain them to passers by
and vehemently point nut the craaa ignorance nf the boss, occasionally taking a
day ofl, lying behind s log to watch and
get special material for a written repuri
to headquarters.
As "Fair Play" says, it is too early to
critixise Mr. Wilmhurst'a record, but il
he lives up to his put in other districts
he will have to be voted a success by all
fairmindad onlookers.
Mo doubt it is euier to straighten a
omoked nod than to make nne, but in
earlier days they seem is, have taken the
line of least resistance and followed by
the old oow'a track as she browsed her
way home, Instead of striking ae straight
a line as practicabh- from one district tn
another, hence the straightening out that
others as well aa Mr. Williamson has
hod tu do.
What I think the Oovernment should
do, and with their majority could
easily be done, take all patronage out of
rood work and put it on a sound business basis, with all up tu-date methods
and road machinery; get as much work
as possible for tha money appropriated
as any business firm would do.
It is a certain fact that there haa been
more money wasted in the roads depart
ment than in all the others put together.
Let the farmers have all tbe work possible, but on strictly business lines. I am
ijuite sure tbat none of us would be eon-
tent to pay out our own money for th*
same results, but the cry is, "oh, its the
Oovernment, so let us get all we can out
of it—hold them up for another dollar a
day for teams and extra for the men."
Do away with patronage, iustitutt
striot business hues, that will remedy
"sucking round at election time and
boosting members," and no on* will welcome tt more than the members tbsir
selves, for it will relieve them of threi
out of four of all the complaints onr
worries incident to their position besidei
giving the tax payers value received.
Finns*.
BOARD OF TRADE
FOR COURTENAY
Business Men Get To
gether at Meeting Monday
An important meeting was held last
Monday night 28th. June in the Opera
II use Cuurtenay, to discuss the advisability of forming a local Board uf Trade
and to talk over the feaaability of in
stalling a water system fer fire protection, lighting, etc.
Mr Joseph McPhee waa eleotrd to the
chair and Mr Thwaite to act as Soorctary
for the meeting.
After a few opening remarks, Mr. Mc
Phee called upon Mr Bates who put be
fore the meeting in a few words the usefulness cf a Board of Trade and the necessity of losing no time in taking stepi
to secure a good water system for thi
settlement After a few remarks from
Messrs W. MePhee, O.H. Fechner, Iter
Kilpatrick and others it was decided t
form a Buaid of Trade, with an organiz
ing committee of Messrs Joseph McPhei
Batea, Fechner, W. McPhee, Anderton,
Cameron and Thwaitos.
A committee was also chosen to look
into the water question with the idea ol
Sliding out tha most suitable place I
obtain water supply and the probabh
cost of installing a good system.
Com.
To the Editor;--
A few remarks on the needs of Cumb*
erland might do some good in musing
ita citizens to bestir themselves. Out
flrst need is a sewerage system, but can
we manage to install aaewer system
without placing to mu :h of a burdon on
the taxpayers' Next, our sidewalks are
worn out a- d need to be replace with
new ones, wouldnt it be now in order to conaider the difference in cost between w oil and cement/ if the latter will
be done with the expense of keeping
them in repair* for yeara to come, he-
aides it will sdd much to the appearance
of the oity.
The next all important is how to raiie
.nought of revenue. One good way ia a
reorganization of the school, by what I
am t"ld we have about an equal number
of Provincial and Cumberland pupils attending the school, the government paya
about 20 per cent and Cumberland 80
per cont uf its running expenses, there is
nothing fair about that, ln all fairness
the Government should pay half.
If inatead of running down the town
we would oxcrt ourselves in boosting it
up we would soon make a new town
out of it. Even the Miigwamps would
feel their doleful prophciea were out of
tunc
A matter of vital importance is a sane
valuation   of   property; our
A most successful dance was givci
in the Comox Hall on June 22nd. it
honor nf the   Coronation.
The hall was beautifully decorate,
with flogs and bunting and everything
done for the comfort and amuseuien
of those present. During the evening
songs were sung by, Miss M. Macdon
aid and Messrs Hillier and Sackvilh.
Mr. J.B. Homes also made a speed
and a recitation which brought down
the honse.
The fortunes caused groat amuse,
ment, the gipsy in charge being no exception to the general rule, she dn
you, in the moat hare-faced maimi
selling them at ten cent each or twi
for twenty-live. Stanger to say verj
tew seemed to notice it or if they rtiu
•vere quite willing and charmed to 1>
one by so enterprising a gipsy.
The proceeds are to lie given to tie
Comox Branch of the Anti-Tuberclosi
moiety, Creat praise is duo to Mis
iVilsou who got up the entertaininin
mil to all the young ladies who heir
ed.
roll for the year is a monument to tie
innocence of knowledge of proper!,!
values of our assessor 60; feet lots on
Dunsmuir Ave. with buildings worth «•
bout |1,U00, bringing rentals of |100am
■vor per month, the ground that bringi
this fine revenue is valued fur ouly $800.
Citizen.
WINS AGAIN
Wins Prom UniouBay
In Bagged
Game
Flushed with their win over tho
Stnrs of Cumberland a couple of weeks
a.'othe ball tossers of Courtenay went
oit on their own ball pasture last
Sunday against Union Bay with the
intention nf repeating; they are still
wearing the smile that won't come off
so one is naturally led to beleive that
hey won. It waa after four o'clock
vheti the Bays team arrived on the
scene of conflict full of confidence aud
hopo.
The Bays' were out classed from
the first, the Courtenay bunch showing their class right from the start.
We will not print a story of the
{atne as our type setter might get
printers cramp from setting misplsys.
The senre was Courtenay 13 Union
Bay A
By H.O.BO.
"Cumberland 1920"
After several years absence fron
Cumberland I returned for a visit t.
dd friends. On the arrival of tin
train at the station I Vvas amazed at
tho town being so quiet.
On my way to the hotel I met nn
old friend and proposed that we adjourn to the nearest bar and talk a-
"iut old times over a glass of good
Pilsener. My friend cast one horrid
mi glance in all directions and inform
od tue in a subdued tone that a by-lau
passed by the council the bars weir
bolished. Not daunted I proposed a
game ot pool. My friend informed
me that these places of iniquity were
closed liy Hie council years ngo, Well
1 was bound to pass the evening some
way other than sitting around tl e
hotel rotunda I proposed that we _o
to ilie show; aud by the tail nf a silt
An inter-club match including mens'
singles, ladies singles mixed doubles
mil mensdouhles, will be played today
On the Courtenay grounds between representatives of the Courtenay and
Cumberland Lawn Tennis Cluhs.
A concert and dance in aid the Ami
Tuberculosis Society will be hold iu
the Comox Hall on Thursday evening
luly 6th. when the Musical coin-
ily, "The Groat Catastrophe" will bo
produced by a number of Comox am,
ateurs.
id-ring I learned that these places of
unusement of the devil were no long-
-r and that the halls had bcen changed into meeting bouses where the lodes gave the mule drivers lessons in
he proper lsnguage to   use to mules'
I asked my friend what other laws
ad been passed since I had lived in
he town and believe me you I was
ome surprised when he informal me
hat along with those mentioned
iliove that no married woman was al
lowed on the street after nine o'clock
mless accompanied by her husband;
chat all single girls desiring to be ou
he street after eight o'clock had to
•cure a special permit from the city
derk signed by two aldermen. That
oft drinks could be aold to man over
18 and under 40, and no more than
wo gills a day lie supplied them as
nore than that ivould be too much uf
a siimiiluaiit and they might give the
city a lunl name by their exuberance
of spirits.
That ovory person lind to attend
horch nt least four times ou Sunday
ind twice every weekday,
That tho inhabitants wore not al-
owed to associate witb a newcomer
nitil bis character bad lieon luoked into by tho city clork.
That no cards wore allowed in the
town not even visiting cards,
Tbat tho newspapers were under the
supervision of a committee of the council.
Some things I noticed however that
put me in mind of the good old days;
irst, that the sidewalks had not beeu
improved much, I believe that there
.vere four hoards that I did not re-
iignizc, seiond thnt thn jail was still
inlit to house a pig in; third, that any
i -If respecting village would he aaham-
•d of the alley's as dumping grounds;
fourth, that there waa jnst as many
Chinamen doing white men's work
ind many other public improvement*
still neglicted.
But listen I was informed that tho
hospital board wore buying the bread
supplied to  the patients.
The town may be all right ns n cemetery but thank goodness there is a
lost leaving for the outside world iu
the inormiug. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
How the Earth is Warmed
Professor Sir J. •). Thomson 'b recent looture on the amount
ei' energy transmitted liy tlio sun to tlio earth is of more
than ordinary iutorest al tlio present timo. Tlio lecture dealt
mth the possibility of using the sun's energy, estimated
Ht uui. loss ilmo 7,000 horsepower por aore on a bright, sunny
day. It ih a most lavish expenditure, but practically waatod
because nobody qulto knows how to uso it. It suggests the
possibility of obtaining powor at loss thau half the oust of
t*kp cheapest hitherto obtainable, anil nt tho sacrifice of only
a degroc ur bq of temporaturo. This would uovor bo missed,
'tlm powor uf tho sun, however, is not boat altogether, Tho
setontists cal] it. radiant energy, Sow, thou, is tlio ourt.li
warmed t Aa spring is advancing anil the average dally
temperature is rising it may bo profitable to find an answer
•u r ii11-4 quosl Ion,
Ihr miu is tho ti>o whloh warms tho onrth's surfaoe, but
Mm hout Is only folt whon it falls upon bodtos whoso torn-
paraturu cnu be raised. To gain an Idea of tho sun's power
and brilliancy wo may roughly oomparc H to the light pro
duced by tho electric our rout when it leaps across a small
m gap between two rods ut' carbon. This liny tin mo is
knows if* tho electric arr, and It will light n surface of
several liundrod Bquare yards. Tiio face Of tho sou is -!-i
millions of millions of square mileB, and its brilliancy is
moro than doublo tlmt of tho electric light In point of
.i?.f, tho sun is SOO timos largor than nil tho pluuots pul
together, Compared solely with our own planet, it would
lako \t,_ millions of oartliB tn mako a globe about us largo
»» tho sun. Of ull tho hoat which tho sun BOnda off tho
earth rooolvos hut. a smnll fraction, whioh is said to loss thnn
a two-thousand millionth, Hir John llorsoliol mnl Pouillot,
iudopondently of each othor, Investigated tho actual amount
of boat rocoivod on tho earth, and calculated tho total amount
which tho sua omitted. DnBing thoir calculations upon tho
rato at which tho sun molts Ice, thoy found that tho boa!
from an overhead sun falling ou a squure mile of tbo earth's
surf a co would molt 20,000 tons of ice an hour.   The total
i mnl of beal  radlatod from Ilio sun in a givon timo has
beon calculated from tho amount which tho earth'b surface
receivoB in a givon timo. And it bus boen oxprossed in
various w:n"s. It could melt 2,000 trillions of tons of Ico in
an hour. If tho oartll woro made of ico, two mlnutos' exposure to tho whole boat, of the sun would melt It; iu two
mi nut os moro ull the water would bo boiling; in fifteen
minutes after the ico began to molt all the water would bo
uon verted iuto Bteam.
The sun's heat varies iu difforoUt parts of the earth).
Whether it, he much or liltle, the lirst tiling to got warmed
is Tin* the nlr, aa Is commonly supposed, but tlio surface of
Lho earth Itsolf, The air is wanned chiefly by contact with
'! ■ ground, uud dry uir is never boutod nl all, I" this con-
in cl [on u good word ean be snid for nur own '' beastly
dim ato.'" A dump climate has certain advantages over a
dry one, because the salvation of nny climate is really llie
supply of water vapor or dump uir whicli tlm atmosphere
contains, Abolish dump air and the earth'a heat from the
mii, would radiate rapidly away. Its presence arrests the
hoat and keeps tho earth warm. It is for this reason that
in dry climates the days are warm and the nights cold. A
fog-bank, onshroudiug tho earth sometimes like a pall, hus
Ms usoh. It :n-ts ns a blanket which, in spite of its being a
wel one, prevents the earth's surf nee hent from passing
away. Without a vapor blanket we Bhould be exposed ovory
night to lhe most intense cold, to Bomothlng approaching
490 dogreOB below zero. In fact, without damp air tho earth
uould not ho habitable. Had it been made like n mirror mul
reflected back tlio boat it received it oould never bo warmed.
There nro throe ways in which bout is communicated,
namely, conduction, convection and radiation. Conduction
scours whon the surface of the ground, alroady warmed, heats
•he layer of uir that rests upon it. Convection occurs when
the heated nir rises nml colder air desconds, nets warm, and
ascends again. The air currents thus producer! curry beat
nlong with thom. Radiation occurs when boat pusses from
one object to another. Meat is continually radiated both by
bhe -un and the earth. In the daytime tbat portion of tho
earth which is turned to the sun receives more hent than it
[fives off, The earth is consequently warmed. Bui why are
the sun V iays so powerful _\ noon umi so feeble in tho
morning ami evening/ It is because tho beating power of
tho rays depend on the angle at which ihoy strike the ground,
Whon they strike vertically their boating power is greatest;
when thev are oblique tbeir hent is diminished; wheu they
nre horizontal Iheir built i^ least. This nlso explains why
ih.- poles nf the earth are su cold and the equatorial and
tropical purls so hot. When tho sun shines ou tbe poles he
does so from a low elevation in the heavens. In equatorial
iml tropical regions the solnr rays ure vertical, or nearly so.
At inch place belweon the tropics tho sun is vertical twin.
:i year. 'Phut part of the globe is therefore hottest. In
olher words, tho earth 's hout ut any place depends to ;i groal
extent on latitude or distance north or south of the equator.
Latitude ami tomperature, however, do not always cor
respond. There is frequently a vast, difference in the torn-
t ei: lure of places in the same latitude. For example, if an
imaginary line bo drawn on a map through the latitude of.
London, it will cut Russian nt Warsaw on the eust, and
Canada at Labrador on the west. But the climate nf Kngland, Russia and Canada are far from being exactly alike,
The cause of these variations is found in the grouping of
land an.l -eu.-T. I'.'s Weekly.
MIL SALTING'S SAVING HABITS
Tbe late Oeorge Suiting uf LomIon, world-renowned for
thu Hpot ml or nml worth of his collodion of art. objects, was
i man of peculiar habits ami temperament; for while spend
lag "gladly and annually" largo sums of monoy iu the pur-
sun of his favorite bobby, he was in all other personal
ull'niis "of a parsimonious turn of mind," So suys The Rail
Mall Gazette, which recounts "some BOVOtol" instance-, of
thin "unique sort."
\i ihe celebrated Spit -or sale iu Paris he expended upwards of $200,000 in the purchase of i y fine treasures,
but Le paid dourly for many of them, for the Proneh doulors,
fui:. knowing him at that time, ran up the prices ngninst
him. A characteristic storj is told of bim tbnt. while
-oet:.reg thi- largo autoiiii] of money in Paris, he first)
ix'oupled n room at a hotel, for which lu' was charged five
francs per night; but finding nnother hotel whose tori a
■..■ii' only three francs, bo changed his rninrtors, It is fin
thor raUl that .. Friend, moating him in Placadlly bofore the
ti nation   >-\   the   Spii .er  sale,   said.  " Ilul hi.  Salting,   I
thought '.-hi weie --til) iii Purls. ' The reply wns, ''1 bad
io eome book because my return railway tlckol expired
roHtorday." t
Mr. Halting hail ;i gronl aversion to taking u cab, On
■mc occasion, having promised to contribute -om.- of Ida
■ J' i'i-:- i" nn exhibition, lo- sought tho assistance ot ;i dealer
n   I in.' u  -el iction     Vit.T thi-. had I lono nnd tl
placo. I  In a  basket, Mr. salting and  tin- dealer
pi I  im convoy  them  to iho exhibition,   .Mr,  Raiting
boil tf walk, bui as it un- ruining the dealer suggostod,
:..i M ' ■ ifet) of il bje.-ts. ii cnb should be taken,
This was reluctantly agreed to, and on Iheir arrival at
tin li destination aftor a short .hive. Mr. Salting said to the
drnler,  "You   pny  the  fare, as  you can charge  it   to  the
Lii ;. authorities.*1
HOW    OOUNTBSS    BISMARCK    HUMORED     "IRON"
HUSBAND
Mr. Geo, W,  K. Sntrilley. for many years London corres
:ii ude  '   of the  New  York Tribune, bus written  a book of
reminiscences entitled "Anglo-American Memories," full of
 isting lidelighta on great people.
Among other notabilities of whom Mr. S'malley writes is
■ ii irck, with whom ho hud a talk in 1880.    Mr. Bmnlloy
■  gel an audience of the "mnu of blood and iron"   Lt
iit.ii', nnd whon ho appeared he appollglr.ed for keeping hiin
ng, "but   the business of tho slate, you  know, comes
They  adjourned  \6 fho Cimncollor's  private  room.
e road:
"Aa  -.e  were sitting down, the count  behind  his desk,
■i door opened opposite to the one by which we hud entered,
nnd   there  appeared   n   lady   whom   T   had   never  seen    the
h  - Bismarck.    When she saw me she Bait] to bor bus'
band, 'Yon bnve not  I n in bed  for three nights; 1 hope
yon ib i'i mean to sit up again.' Of course, I roso, saying
'At  any mt.'.he .imli not sii  up for me,'     But tho count
lai    lod, cam it  froiu  behind  hla desk, took  me by  the
shoulders, thrust me Into tho choir again -all with an iir
of kindly authority not easy to doscrlbo, and said: 'Sit
where you arc, T want to talk wilh you.'    .    .    .
"Countess Bismarck looked on at this performance,
whi.b she plainly did not like, but presently smiled and said
io her husband: 'Well, if you will sit up, you must have
something to drink,' went to tbo sideboard, mixed a brandy
md soda, took it to him, put the glass to his lips, and stood
by Inm to see that bo drank thu whole, which he did witb
uo visible reluctance. Ho banded the ompty tumbler to his
wife and thanked hor. She put her arm about him, kissed
him. looked at me, reproachfully, but amiably, and vanished.
"Bismarck then 'plunged at onco' iuto hia subject,
which was nothing loss than tbe history of the last four
yours, during which he bud ruled ovor Prussia,"
Mr, Smalloy lirst met Lord Kitchener at Alderbrook, Mr.
Italli's place In Sussex, Ilu hud lately returned from Egypt,
and it was known that the hero of Khartoum was travelling
by the train that day, and crowds assembled nt the railway
stntiou:
"When wo reached Guildford six or seven thousand
peoplo thronged the station. Tbey hurrahed for "Kitchen
sr I " and as the erics for "Kitchener" met with no response
ihoy wero raised again aud agaiu. Lord Kitchener sat in
a corner buried lu a rough grey overaoat, silent and bored.
lie hud no taste for 'ovations' und triumphant greeting-,.
Lord Glouesk lohl bim thut he rcuily must show himself umi
acknowledge those salutations; so Lord Kitchener rose witli
an ill grace, walked to one of the open doors of the saloon,
raised his hand with a swift, military jerk to his howler,
and retreated. Tbo tumult increased, bul be would not show
himself a second time. Tbo cheers rolled on without otVeot.
The idol would not be idolized. It was not ill temper, bi4
Ludlfforonoe. He was in mufti, and il was the soldier the
multitude demanded to see."
SORUBBING ITALY'S "BLACK HAND"
It ih evident that a vivid interest, far outstripping that
tnken iu the coming BritlBh Coronation ceremony, in tho
question of Home Hul*.1, the Peers' veto, reciprocity, arbitration, or tbo change in tbe Spanish, Italian and French minis
tries, has boon roused throughout Kurope by tbe trial of tbo
Camorrists, who hnvo operated in this country und all over
the world undor the picturesque title of tbo "Mack Unud."
I'he whole press of Kurope are relating tho origin of this
society of malefactors and picturing their ut til tide wben
brought to bay uud submitted to tbo cold blooded scrutiny
of the law. Tbe i'a morra is declared a curse to It nly aud a
distinct bar to its progress in civilisation, Of it the London
Daily Mall writes:
"Legend traces it back to the sixteenth century. Its
home is Naples, not the city only, but the onetime kingdom
of Naples, Under the hist kings of Naples it flirted with
the national uprising, but it was even then in reality a vnst
conspiracy of criminals, and since the passing uf tho kingdom
of Nnplos it has been that without disguise. Everybody In
Sou tbem Italy knows tho Camorra 'b organization and Its
chief's, and oould point to members pursuing their craft unit bashed by publicity. It embraces high ami low, laymen
and priests; is has an inner and an outer circle, and a fringe
with which it is in constant contact. It murders and robs,
blackmails, taxes vice, and expropriates virtue on its own
account, and it is always prepared to soil a knife, or a
potion, or n bludgeon lor any private venture. It knows no
mercy am! uo scruple; it is nn unmitiguted curse. The
promptness with which traitors are murdered has kept it together. There bus been more than one attempt to break it
up, but never one qulto so determined us the present. Tbe
carabineers, it is suid. huvo in theso last yours brought crime
in Naples down to the normal lovel. If the thirjy or forty
prisoners now on trial uro the real Camorra chiefs, and if
they ure convicted, the Camorra muy have celebrated its
lust carnival of lawlessness. Hut with mon who have us
sociatos who would us soon kill a witness or a .■Juryman as
smoke u cigarette, conviction is not as certain as it is
hazardous."
The character of the Camorra is thus detailed in n
sprightly manner by tho Liberie (Paris), which professes to
occupy iu France the position taken here by the Xew Vork
Sun: *
"It is u curious trial nt Viterbo, a sort of Punch and
■Indy show, veritably Neapolitan in character, although thc
actors at the raising of tbe curtain uro people wbo llvo
north of Naples. Tbe wuy in which jury duty iu this trial
is avoided gives occasion for tbo utterance of medical eertili-
catos of suoh uu amazing character us would have rejoiced
the cockles of the heart of Rabelais, This, however, is
merely a proof of the terror which the name of the Camorra inspires throughout llaly.;"
Kvery Camorra, says this writer, appears al Viterbo
dressed like n dandy, lie ulso wears strange amulets, uud
medals blest by tho I'ope; be is tattooed, in figures whore
sentiraontalism and mysticism are oddly combined with pornography. The main persons at the trial are briefly sketched
by the correspondent of the London Chronicle:
' * Tlio accused seem all in good health except the priest,
Giro Vitozzi, (wbo is accused of beiug iu the pay of the
Camorra and falsely denouncing two innocent men), und
Marin Stondardo, Errloono is thin and Insignificant and
rather vulgar. He bas a long scar from the our lo the mouth.
The others seem to huve beeu collected purposely to exhibit
all typos of degeneracy. The general pose of tho prisoners
is one of Indifference witb a touch of contempt. Abbate-
magffio seems proud to occupy u cage to himself, Those in
tbe bigger cago send savage glances in his direction."
FROM'MESSENGER BOY TO RAILWAY MAGNATE
David Ilolliday Moffat might safely bo called u self-made
nan. Prom an unpromising start in life us messenger-boy
,n Now Vork, be forced his way up the ladder of success,
until at the time of his death, a few weeks ogo, he bud beeu
tho president of two railways, a director in grout insurance
companies, the owner of vast, unusually productive mines,
and head of Colorado's lurgest bunk. And, "if the greatness of Donver can bo attributed to any one man," theu
that mun, so tho Boston Transcript affirms, wus Moffat.
Ho it was who put tho city of Denver ou tho railroad
map; he it wns who sent the ilrst trunk line through its
territory; ho it wus who always responded with his money
and timo when Denver ashed liis services. In all Colorado,
in fact, ho was known und appreciated as a builder aud u
constructionist) no single individual did so much for the
development of the natural resources and for the material
advancement In all directions of tho State as did Mr. Moll'at.
Railroads, banks, nud productive mines will be bis mono
ments.
lie wus actively Identified with the construction of every
road iu Colorado, except the extensions of linos from the
r.ust, and was the financial genius of all of those witb which
Iio was connected. Along iu 1870 when the Cnlon Pacific
decided to leave Denver off the map and the Kansas City
directora contemplated turning their line to the southwest
from its terminus in western Kansas, young Moll'at, then
loss than thirty vears of age, intervened.
He decided to build a road nil himself. This be did, with
'he result tbnt his loeumot ive wuh 1 he first to CTOBfl the
Continental Divide und enter the Utah basin. This looomo
tive, bv the wav, bud been bought from the Union Pacific,
md re-chrlstoned th- d. ii. Moffat.
Shortly afterward he triod to induce the directors of the
Denver and Kin Grande Railway to mil a branch from their
mall!  line up the  Win Grande  Kiver,  through   Wagon  Wheel
lay lo Cr io, then a promising silver camp; but  they told
him tlmt it uould not pay.   Su bo built it himself, demon'
crated  (lie  soundness of bis judgment, and  afterwards sold
it to the Kio Grande Company,
I mnoctlon with other Denver  u, he bull! lhe (Imt
mil rood into the mining -i'iiui|> of Lendville. The Denver &:
south Pari Railroad followed up the narrow winding canon
if thc Platte Rlvor, under the most complicate! ongmOOrlng
lillicultios, but when completed it brought the rich ores of
Lofldvlllo to Denver to be smelted. The Denver ^ New
Orleans Rullroud was projected by Mr. Moffat and associates
ll 1881, its object being to give Colorado an outlet to the
Gulf, lt wns built from Denver to Pttoblo, nud the Oeneral
Dodge and others joined with the Moll'at organization and
completed the lino to Fort Worth. It was under Mr. .Moi'
-'at's management that the Denvor & liio Grando Itailway,
which with its main line uud divisions hus opened up all of
■ lie southwestern quarter of Colorado, was placed upon a
paying basis nml order was brought out of chaos, lle waB
no!e presldont in February, 1886, and occupied thnt position
until the autumn of 1801, the company having shortly before
passed out of the hands of u receiver. During bis presidency th.' read was: practically rebuilt, and the Compnny was
firmly established on a sound financial condition.
Dut Mr. Mount's greatest railroad triumph, nnd .om
which he never now finished, was the building of Ihe Denver,
Northwestern ami Due iiic Though this work remains uncompleted, so much of the hardest part of the construction
has boon accomplished that it is not impropor to speak of
the task us nu achievement.
The rood was lhe first to put tho city of Denver on u
trunk line; it was built over a route that bad been often
tried, bul never before with success. Rvon the Darlington
bad cnnl- $1,000,000 in the scheme.
(Ini e lie hnd secured his rights. Mr. Moffat pushed matters rigorously.    Two distinct routes were surveyed and the
engineers were kept in tho field oven iu mid-wiuter. Oa the
last day of the yeur 11)02 Mr. Moffat threw the first shovelful
of dirt on the grade near Denvor. ln the next two nnd a
half years, despite tremendous obstacles, tho rails were
pushed steadily around and through tho foothills, over the
Continental Divide and far out in tbo Middle Park. Thus
tbe mouutaius were eonquored and thus tho hardest part of
the work was done. Tho rest of tho lino to Salt Lake City
lies down watercourses and tho construction is comparatively
simple. To dato nbout two hundred and fifty miles of tho
road is complete. Oue practical rniiway-bnilder recently declared that the first tlfty miles out of Denvor could not
have cost loss than $00,000 a milo, nnd tho noxt thirty-five
miles must have cost $100,000 a milo. In ordor to surmount
somo of tho obstacles encountered it was uoeossary to blowup small mountains and to tunnel and make opeu cuts
through others, hore to fill in doop ravines and here tu cross
thom by bridges. On tho seventy-sovon miles from Denver
to Arrowhead thero uro thirty-four tunnels. In ono stretch
of eleven miles there are tweuty-niue tunnels through solid
granite. Many of the tunnels conlaiu curves and evon
•'reverse" curves.
Uut tbis "extraordinary mun" never forgot his bumble
origin, or lost the "democratic freedom of his heart," and
bo ouco attracted much attention by taking tbe hoad
waiter of the old Fifth Avenue Hotel ou a trip to Kurope.
It was iu duly, 1898, llis futher hud known Tom Gay
us a boll-boy iu the hotel nml David Moll'at had watched him
liso till bo became bead waiter. Oue day be wont Ihore and
saw him looking run down in health.
"I'm going to Kurope," he said. "Do you wanl to go
along?"
"Do you mean it?" faltered Tom (lay.
"Certainly I mean it," unswored his pit tra u, "1 wnnt
you to go.''
And bo went. When tbey left ou the stenmer a curious
scene was presented at the dock. Tbe many times million
aire bud n host of friends to soo bim off, including a dozen
prominent bankers and officials of mining companies, two
baited States Senators, throe Congressmen, and one ox-
Congressman, while Tom (luy was surrounded by waiters,
bell-boys, uad stewards that' tbe Fifth Avenue and other
large hotels could spare.
lle treated Gay us his guest throughout the trip, and
wben be eume baek explained that it was not a "freak" on
his part to tuke the heud waiter, but simply a recognition
of his worth as a hardworking, industrious maa. llo oven
insisted on paying tbo head waiter's wages while he was
away, and sent his wife and family ou a trip to Canada,
THE CHEERFUL GIVERS OF HINGHWA
Kver\ fourth bushel of rice that is raised by the heathen
population of Southwestern China goes to feed "the vora
cuius appetite of some dumb idol'- or the uo less exacting
ministrants ut their shrines, snys Mr. Hurry G. Dildino in tho
Kp wor lh Hernld (Chicago), furthermore, he is convinced
that, in the three counties of Hinghwu. Vuugchuu und Teh-
wu, Ibe old worship consumes over a quarter of fhe total
yearly earnings of the people. Hut the suostion is asked.
"Wben those Chinese who Inn e been accustomed to spoiio so
freely for the maintenance oi' other religious institutions
come IntO'tho church, do Ihoy bring thnt same fourth over
entire n\ul invest it in the uew faith?" Virtually, tbey, do,
is tbe reply of this writer, drawn from bis experience as a
member of the Hinghwu Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. This answer, he adds, ' "will be appreciated
only when we understand something of the groat change thut
is mado in u man's earning power by the fact that lu* makes
u profession of Christianily."
By keeping the Sabbath, we are reminded, "ihe Christian
merchant is probably surrendering to his nearest competitor
a part of the trade thnt he might, well have bad. Vet tbe
only reply he makes is to bang on the closed door of his shop
the words, 'Ceremonious Worship Day.' " Others uro nandi-
cupped in like manner":
"Tho farmer finds it quite as expensive u practice for
himself to cease work oa Sunday while ull others plow or
roup. Tho burden -bearer is so bound to the gang with which
bo travels thut to keop his oue dny he must frequently lose
two or tbree us ho waits lor his partners to return."
Beside stbo usual social ami commercial boycott tbnt the
convert nlwnys has to fuce, a peculiar condition confronts
many of the Hinghwu Christians:
"Large parts of the estates of their ancestors huve been
set aside ns endowments for the temples and ancestral hulls
io which tho clan is interested. In some places n third of the
lund belonging to the village is tied up in this wuy. It is
farmed iu turn by membors of the different divisions of the
elan. Tho privilege of farming the lund involves giving a
feast before the idol or nucestrul tablets and performing cer
fain sacrifices at thoir altars. Because the convert feels
obliged to keep free from idolatry, ho must lose here from u
fourth   to a  half of tbo natural  gain on those Ofops."
"Now what about that fourth that used to bo spent iu
Idolatry?" "Does it not seem," remarked Mr. Dildiue, "as
though most of it bud boon consumed before the convert ever
saw hi"
Then he goes on to show how geuorously and unselfishly
theso Chi noso Christians of the Hinghwu Conference do give
toward the maintenance of their new worship uud the ad
vanoement of tbeir new fuitb:
"Por tbe year 1009 our 5.0-II membors and probationers,
though not wealthy men of tlieir villages, ami though ile
prlvod of some of thoir best givers by tbe plague, contributed
for pastoral support and missions tho sum of $6,090.37, an
average of $1,08 ouch. This represents the prico of tho-
bonrd of the whole membership for uliout twenty days or more
than the net wage of ench wage-earner for ovor two woeks.
Tu have consecrated the results of as many days of labor for
llie skilled mason or carpenter, each of our American Metho
dists must nearly have doubled bis subscription. Our Ilingh
wa City Circuit, nftor paying nil locul expenses and $450 for
the entire support of its pastors, gave $000 for work also-
where. .Not nil of our congregations uro large enough to tlo
this. For tbo Conference as a whole, even such strenuous
giving as they practise loaves about half tbo salaries of
tbeir Chinese preachers to be found from other sources. The
day has not yet arrived when they shall need uo moro aid
from tbeir American friends, Tlieir interest in opium reform led them at a single meeting to give $olhJ, enough to
afford treatment for -ton victims of the drug. For years thoy
hnve been lifting heavily ut church-building schemes. Every
third preaching-place iu our two western districts has bought
its plot of ground nn.l stun.Is roudy with ball" the price of n
new church home. Thev challenge us to moot thom half-
wny with another $8,600.
"Cun we imagine that we nre mnking our contributions,
not  in lhe midst of u civilization where every SOCOUd person
makes un open profession of some form of Christianity, but
where only uue other soul  in each 000 bas ceased to be a
Bprious i nte to our wolf a rot If so, wo can understand how
to honor the marked benevolence of the Chinese brethren who
out of their limited resources are contributing for lhe ud
van com nnt of the Kingdom of Qod."
Digging for Bacons Secret
Records
kAe
SHIHNKING ENGLAND
'    Mi.id whoreou our Hritisb aOtUilll have their being
i«- constantly shrinking.
It is u long time since Knvenspur was a name of meaning
even to Englishmen, yet iu 1390 Raven spur was u large
and prominent city, evon more Important than the city of
Hull is to-day. Henry IV. landed there iu thut year. 'The
city senl two meu to I'ail in ment; but, like iuat:y other
towns in that part of Yorkshire, it long ngo vanished under
tbe  sen.
In thc reign of Kdward L. Cornwall measured lift een
hundred thousand acres. Today just half of thnt is left;
lhe rest hus been washed awav bv tbe sea. It is said flint
between Laud's End and the Scilly Islands lie "ne hundred
ami, forty parish churches and villages. A line of anchorage
off Silsey in Sussex is still called py sailors ''The Fuel;."' ll
was its namo in Henry VTL's lime, when it was a door
purk, famous for its stags.
Duuwicb. the ancient capital of Kast Anglia, furnished
forty ships to Henry TTL, nud was so powerful av, to appal
the Karl of Leicester. A forest luy between the city and th*'
sen, but in Edward H.'s reign the sea engulfed four hundred
ol' its houses. In 1077 combers washed in tbe market-plneo,
ami in 1700 Ibe great church of St. Fetor's collapsed into thc
.Mm.' recently, in a single night, more than three hundred
thousand dollurs' worth of damage was done in the Konlish
town of Margate. Within the last fifteen years Sussex bus
hist ihree hundred and seventy-four acres to tbe sea, and
other counties in  proportion.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent every year
by the coast cities in maintaining sea-walls and* coast
defences; bul every year come storms that tear tbese ramparts to pieces. In a single night hundreds of feel of granite
wull will be torn nway, the massive blocks rolled out to sea
or thrown lilghor on the laud, nud gaps iu fhe wall of defence
established. Trains of supplies are kept at proper points
to uid in requiring such bronchf*.
Baconian "cipher" outhusiasts persist. They aro uie
nnd ull determined to prove tbat Huron Verulam croatcnj
most of tho Elisabothan literature, and not moroJy the
Shakespeare plays. Dr. Owen, of Detroit, Michigan, ih oue
of tbo latest cipher-solvers, and bis convictions nro so linn
tlmt. bo bas gono to Kngland to establish tbem before the
world. Tbe following descriptive article, from the louden
Standard, gives many of tbo details of bis quest:
Tho tide of tbe river Wyo, they tell me, is higher than
nuywhoro olse in tbe world', except iu tbo Hay of Fiimly
and ono other place; it rises nnd falls sometimes uh much hn
forty foet, uud it rushes iu and out like a mill race, Uut
for a couple of hours or so between each tide the rnsr
shrinks into a mere stream, somo twenty yards in width,
(lowing between shelving bunks of the slimiest, stickiwit
mud it is possible to imagine. Anyone standing during the
last week or two by the old Unman ford, about half a mile
as Ihe crow Hies above GuopstOW Castle, might have obworvod
that tho tuomonf the tide wus out a party of about a der.en
men would como out from tun Ler the yews which reach out
from the western bunk and begin work ou timbered tthnfts
sunk iu tho bed of the river, nbout a third of the way ner««H.
Night did not interfere with their labors; Ihey delved by thc
weird light of nuplba llaros hung on tho branches of the yew
trees and stuck upon polos iu llie mud.
The maa who directs this mysterious enterprise lires
away over iu tbo quaint old town of Chepstow, in the
anolont hostelry, the Heaul'ort Arms, llo is an American,
within u few years of sixty, but as alert and active as a
man half his age. Keen oyos gleam through heavy spnutn
clcs, a grizzled mustache half hides u mobile, humorous
montb, wavy grny hair grows thickly on a massive bond.
Ho has been in England olghtoon months, in Chepstow five
only, but everybody knows In in and likes him iu the town.
If be .succeeds in tbe mission tbnt has brought him across
the Atlantic, if those pits of his yield tbe trensure ho lie
lieves them to contain, he will become the man of tho aio
meat in the Anglo-Snxon world and Chepstow, wbicb now
regards him with kindly indulgence ns a crank, will roar a
splendid monument in bis honor.
He is searching for tho (dements of a story which if
constructed will dwarf into insignificance every romnnee thut
has *'ver boon written in any tongue. His hero is Krancis
Bacon, know in our textbooks us Karon Ycrulum of St.
Albans, Lord High Chancellor of Kngland, philosopher and
nuiii of letters. But the American declares that he was
much inure thau that; that he was a prince of royal blood,
the son of Ilu; great Elizabeth whom we cull liio Virgin
^tueen; and that ho was the most, stupendous 11 torn ry genius
that Ibo world has ever produced. He was Hie real' author,
we are told, of tbe Classic works which hine been ascribed
to William Shakespeare; it was his prolific, ami magic pen
Hint wrote Spenser's " Kuorie QuGOlto" and Burton's
"Anatomic of Melancholic, ' uud all tho worka attributed
to Sir Philip Sidney, to Hen Jonson, to Marlowe, and to
Koolo. We are nsked, in short, to believe that one man only,
and he Francis Bacon, wns responsible for practically all the
glorious work that was accomplished in the most splendid
period of the history of Knglish letters. We nre told that
boeauso'of his high paroutllgo and exalted position he could
not publish under bis own name, that he led a curious double
existence, and that he did uot. die in 1020, as history records,
tint lived on until 1042.
Hut that is not all; the searcher in the Wye declares
Baeon bus left a complete record of his life and wu
woveu witb tbo most infinite oiinning into tlio very fall
of bis books, iu the hope and expectation that it would
discovered hy the student* of future generations, lle bas
Lfmind, be says, the master-key which opens tbe door to
Bacon's hidden story, and bo proposes to give to the world
tbe proof of wbat lie says. Tt is for that proof thnt ho h
digging under tho mud nf the Wyo, where Francis Bacon
hid it.
Tho professed render of this wonderful Baconian riddle
is Dr. Orvillo Ward Owen, Doctor of Medicine, of Michigan.
U.S.A. Dr. Owen is a man of fifty-seven, of extraordinary
mental and physical activity, of strong character, und charm
ipgN personality. Thirty years ago ho been me un ardent
sttment of 'SnakiVsponro's' works; liis wonderful memory (at-
good as over today) enabled bim practically to learii the
Whole of the plays by heart. It was his practice as be
went thfo round nf his patients tu repeat favorite passages,
and gradually it was borne in upon him tbat sentences were
repeated in different plnees iu curious ways as if they con
tained some bidden meaning. His curiosity was aroused,
and bo obtained a facsimile first folio edition of the plays
and began a searching analysis of them.
Tie has this book uow, and one can sec by the under
scored words nnd marginal notes that every line bus been
minutely examined. The result of bis labor was whnl he
believes to be tho discovery of two distinct ciphorB, the
nature ami use of which Dr. Owen has explained in several
voluminous books. By tbeir use he bus unearthed sevon
distinct plays that were buried in tbe thirty six published
plays. Two of theso, "Tho Karl of Kssex" ami "Mary
Quobn of Soots," be bas published. Tho ciphers applied to
the plays also clearly indicate tbat tbey wero written by
i ruiic.is Bacon.
One day, several years ago, Dr. W. II. Prescott, of
Boston, ono of Dr. Owen's partners in tbe present venture
at Chepstow, gave hint a copy of tbo IMS edition of Sir
Philip Sidney's "Arcadia." This is tbe book tbat seat
Dr. Owen to" Chepstow. He satisfied himself thut it was
from Bacon's pon, and be found in it two new ciphers—one
Ik word and letter cipher containing within itself the second
cipher, whioh is of the spider's-web type. Dr. Owen, wbo
is kindness and patience personified, showed me bow tbese
ciphers wero worked odt on grent rolls of pnper, a yard wide
and many yards long, all covered thick with letters, eireles,
ovals, spirnlw, und spiders' wobs. Each cipher, he explained.
gives the samo information iu a diO'erent place and iu a
different wny—the one confirming and giving point to (be
othor.
T cnu see a smile of incredulity ou tho face of a skeptical
world. But wbo am I thut I ' should deny Dr. Owen's
ability to do wbat he wiys be will do? I can oni" relate
wbnt* has actually happened. Tbe searcher camo Straight
from Michigan to Chepstow, a place he bad never heard ol
before, but with which, ae it turns out, Baciui was more or
less intimntely connected—ho owned u wire works a few
miles up the river at Tinlern, mil often stayed nl Obopstow
Castle. Apropos of the wire works, it may turn ont, Ibe
dootor snys, flint tbe slag from the smelled iron wus used
in making the concrete which covers the treasure house in
the Wyo. Dm* of. the Ilrst plnees the searcher askod for
wus  Wasp  Hill;  but   the  mime  hud  fallen  into disuse,  nn.l
only one old maa remembered tbat it had on*0 1 II given
to what is now known as t'nslle Uood.    Tho cipher showed
that ibo boxes containing the Bacon records were bidden
on the precipitous slopes of that bill, but all tbat the w.uk
men found was un ancient iron box handle.
The "cache" had been moved, and mote
"Arcadia" had to be deciphered to get upon
lust tho frail was picked up again. A wall
the cliff to tbe rivec gave one end of a base
au angle, Hut a tower was lacking {there nt
many hereabouts that were- used fo
the'Welsh).    "It  should   be  hero,'
pagOS   ef   the
its truck. Ai
running tinwn
for measuring
e tin- ruins of
watch towers ngainst
snid   Dr.   Owen.    The
picks struck into the hawk, and the foundations of a building were found. Then the digging in tho river be.I began;
half a dozen holes wero mnde, hurriedly, between tides, with
out result. Measurements were corrected, variation of tbe
compass was allowed for, and a fresh beginning was made.
Right under the stake that had been put iu they enmo upon
piles of yew and oak, soft almost, ns butter from long im
mersioii in tho mud. These, tbey declare, ure piles belong
ing to the cofferdam made when tho treasure house was con
Btrtict'ed. Then tbey came upon boards, such as were spoken
of in the ciphor—"oak hoards, wrapped with cam lot ami
covered with tar'1— and finally the picks struck concrete,
exactly tho sniue kind of concrete as that which hnd been
found some yards nwny ou the bank, covered with earth,
and mossgrown. Tbat is as far ns tbe search hns gone; the
tides uro awkward, and for Ihe moment work is suspended.
Whnt will be tho end? Time and the picks and shovels of
u dozen navvies will show.
It only remains to add that tho searchers have convinced
the lord of the manor of Chepstow, the Duke of Beaufort,
that they have reasonable hopes of nehioving a definite aud
useful object. The actual work of* excavation is being
executed on practical lines by one ol the biggest engineer
iug firms in Kngland. Ili
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il is because tho Knglishmen us u rnco ure
sports thnn the Canadians I cannot say, but
certainly the British members of parliament are
more enthusiastic sportsmen than tbe represoatativos iu the
hftimiinii House. Just at present tbe annual parliamentary
grtf handicap is being played oil'. Both Premier Ampiit'h
Mid Hon, A. ,1. Balfour ure entered, us well as Lloyd (leorge
anil Winston Churchill, Balfour is regarded as tho likely
winner, having wou the parliamentary championship uow
twa years in succession. There is an annual pnrliametary
crieket mutch ut Westminster, also an annual steeplechase.
At Ottawa, It. L, Borden is about the olily roul crack golfer
in the house. There is not a member of the cabinet who
indulges in auy sport to any extent, lion. Oeorge Oraham
m hit) early days was quite nn athlete, llis performance ut
Mctfvillo, Husk., on tho occasion of tho Laurier tour Inst year,
\\1ion lie pitched for the parliamentary nine agaiust the press
leuMi in a busebull game rather opened the eyes of tbe
natives.
'liie Canadian apparently does not koop up hln indulgence
in games after ho passes the youthful stage as does the
Hhigl lull man. Tbcro ure ninny membors of tbe house who
wero famous nlhletes in their curly days, but fow who now
tfl)k« part in evon golf or lawn bowling. M. S. McCarthy,
U.r. for Calgary, is perhaps as famous an athlete as is to
Ui found at Ottawa, lle was an all round sportsman iu bis
youth, uud in the early nineties was considered oue of the
hwt rugby players in Canada, being captain of the fatuous
Ilnmiltou Tigers, lie never misses a big game at Ottawa
w4en the house is iu session. Perhaps tbo best known
stfcleto ou the Conservative side is Harold McUivurn, M.P.
for Ottawa City, who is one of the best erickotorB in tbe
Dominion, and played on International elevens for a numbor
of years. John Stanfield, M.P. for Colchester, wns ono of
tke best soccer players ia the maritime provinces in his duy.
Oeming closer borne, who ever heurd of Premier Itobliu,
Mm. Itobt. Rogers or lion. Colin Oampbell being so giddy
us to indulge in au afternoon's sport ou tbo links, the
(•reuse or the diamond, lion. Colin ll. Campbell would make
ft particularly neat figure in a golfing outfit, armed with a
(M>. Hon. J. II. Ilowden is tbe real bimou pure sport of the
iMttl cabinet. Ile was one of the crack lacrosse players of
fcfce Wost uot so vory many years ago. llo was educated in
n lacrosse town, St. Catherines, whoro ho learned the game
aa il should bo played. He was ono of tho mainstays of the
famtus old Ninetieth team, winners several times of tho
Western championship, Hon. o. It. Ooldwoll, it is rumored,
was quite a crickoter in his early dnys. Speaking of cricket,
tne ef the Dominion's ex-cabinet ministers, who are living
hi thu city, Hon. Hugh John MacDonald and Hon. T. M.
tn*ly, are mosl enthusiastic devotees of the good old Knglish
gnati.. Mr. MncDonald is sort of perpetual president of tho
Western Canada Cricket Association. Neither■ ever iiuhsos
it big match, und tournament week they almost camp oa thn
greynds. Laut year nt the final game between the C. " "
»tid the Wandorers, to settle the championship, Mr
perfermud the delicate aud difficult task of umpire.
years of the sentence had heen imposed on thc grouud thnt
the man wus an habitual criminal. The man wus released
on January 6th, and sent to work near Wrexham. Two days
of thii1 benevolence proved enough, and on the eighth the now
famous eld shepherd disappeared. The papers took the case
up, and the joke wus introduced in tbe commons, anxious enquiries being directed to the two ministers about the missing
protege. "Active search," roplied Mr. Churchill, "Is being
mado for him." On one occasion, when being hatted iu
regard to his gentle shepherd, tho home secretary replied
that be understood the old man bad beon enticed away for
political purposes; bnt he declined to glvo particulars.
Tho old shepherd has turned up again. He wus arrested
in Shropshire, charged with having entered a bouse by tho
collar window ami stealing four bottles of whisky. The old
fellow is new qnite a figure in British politics.
P. It.
Daly
It iH a little lund for us of the present generation U\
conceive the extent of time Sir Mackenzie's lifo spans
One fool* that he is going buck a loug way to confederation
hut Bowel) started out as a printer's dovil before tbe rebel
tin of "17. It was in I SIM he was apprenticed to the Belle
vHlo Intelligence—that is if they apprenticed men in those
ilivy«.    Later he became proprietor, umi for seven 	
been editor, which is just nbout u record.    Mnny prominent
men Imve had a training on the Intelligencer.    D. C. Cob
, the well-known 0. P. lt. mun, hud severul yours' grin
nmn,
tut  the   Intelligencer
before entering railroading.
ceded   Admiral
Admiral   Sir   W,   II.   Muy   bus  .just   su
Fuwkes an eoiuinundor-iti chief at Plymouth.
"Willy" May. ns he is universullv called, is one of the
handsomest aud youngest, looking men in the fleet, says
M.A.P.-a high spirited, jovial, popular follow, who hardly
looks half his fifty nine years.
Admiral May is sometimes known in the navy by lho
nick name of "Christmas," the origin of which it* us follows:
In IStttt be was iu command of the ltupcriouse on the China
station. It was u curious ambition of his to add to the
territorial possessions of the British Kmpirc. Opportunity
ottered iu the form of u desolate speck of laud know as
< Hit Ut mac Island.
It was one of those spots on the fuce of the earth whicli
n<4|0dy seemed to wnnt. Thu Admiralty, in response to
Admiral May's repeated representations, at length authorized
ito aaaexatioii. Ho with all possible eclat the captain of the
linporieuso went on shore and hoisted the British ting. He
aJtto, with tho famous Arctic expedition of 187(1, planted tbe
Union .luck in the remotest altitude over then reached.
name
garden
A whole volume mighl be written   -uud probably has been
■on the uae and fall of names.    Ah poople have gone up aad
down the social scale, the spoiling and pronnuiiciutioa of their
bus  followed  suit.    Hmythe  for  Smith   ts  a  common
variety.    A   separate chapter  might   be dovotod  to
tho snobbishness of numes.
nil  member  for
^ ,  one vote, uud
•rented such a furore by declaring the judges were incompe
twit, owes his name to one of bis forefathers, who had
romantic and iiriKtrocrutic notions and changed tho good old
Haglish name of Seymour to St. Muur,
hyphenated names, und another to the Miiobbisl
TV»y say tbat St. Manr, the Knglish Libon
Rftstet,  wbo lost bis seat on  u  recount  by
Mr. .Sydney
iu the British
Mr. Bulfmir.
'' I  believe,
Buxton was discussing the now copyright hii
•ominous, when  he worked  in a little jest  m
lie snid, looking ncross at the loader of the
opposition, "Mr. Balfour's pamphlet ou 'Insular Free Trade'
waa pirated and hawked about iu this country, A hawker
mi one side of the street, 1 nm told, sob) it ua u free trade
pamphlet, while a hawker on the opposite side sold it as a
protectionist pamphlet."
This o.uusoj much laughter, in which Mr. Balfour joined.
joke
i Unionists in Kngland nro making the most of a joke
ave on Mr. Lloyd Ooorge and Mr. Winston Churchill
The
they haw „,, .__ v„ n  __m_____.
On the lasttinmed tbey hnve had several, but to have one
en both of them wns n multiplied joy. There bave beeu out-
rrnppings of late,-the dislike for Churchill which he was
supposed to havo partly overcome, Of lute, Mr. Asquith,
when out. of the House, has left the home secretary in charge,
and the other duy Lord Hugh Cecil complained of the absence
of tho premier, which "exposed the Rouse to the vicarious
insolence of his deputy," "It is not," broke in Sir Itobert
Kindlay, amiably, "the absence of the premier so much as
the presence of the home sooretury thnl  wo object to."
Both Churchill and Lloyd tioorgo ure being rallied about
their protege, the old shepherd of Dartmoor. In a speech
one day in November, Mr. Lloyd Q to rge told of seeing, while
in compnny with Mr. Churchill at Dartmoor, an old man of
sixty-live in convict garb, who had boon sentenced lo thirteen
years' penal servitude becnuse, under tbo Influence of liquor,
he bad broken into a church poor box and stolon two shillings.
Two days later Mr. Churchill referred to the case in parliament, and said he would odviso the Crown to release thc
man und steps were lieing taken to procure him a post ns
shepherd.    But be explained thnt he had  learned that ten
THE FIRBT SHOT OF THE CIVIL WAB
Roger Atkinson Pryor, lawyer, editor, uud soldier,
now nearly eighty threo years old, waa selected to lire
tbo first shot of the Civil War, but gave up the honor
fo anothor. A few days ago, on the fiftieth anniversary ot
the firing on Fort Sumter, bo told a reporter of tbo New
Vork Times "just why," after being requested by his
superior oflicer to fire that Ilrst "olllcinl shot," he bad arranged for his obi friend, Bdmnntl Ruflin, to do it. "But,"
says Roger Pryor, "you must first know whn RulHn really
was." '
''lie was a denr friend of mine, this fine fellow, and
owned a pnper of which he had beeu editor many years.
It was really aa agricultural paper, but when tho war talk
begun he gavo it n political tone. It was Edmund Rullin
who first advocated secession as distinct from Calhoun's doc
trine of nullification, Virginia did not favor Rullin's notion
strongly, for the convention then in session at Richmond
had thrice voted on secession nnd had each time voted
against it with nn Increasing mujority. Thnt is why Baffin
went to South Carolina to propound his doctrine where it
would hnve more effect.
"lie onme to Churlostoii in curly April. Charleston wns
boloaguerod with 8,000 or -1,(100 young Bouthorn gentlemen
at the time who were all in fighting trim. With thoso boys
Rullin enlisted, donning the Sou tli Carolina uniform and
shouldering n musket—this man with snow-white hair and
almost seventy-five yours old. And he was present when
Oeneral Beauregard askod me to nre the tlrst shot. I introduced him to the Oeneral, and told the General what Rullin
had done to further the cnuso of the South, and persuuded
him to let Rullin fire thnt shot."
"But why did you not tire the shot yourself?" the Oeneral was asked. *
"The first shot on Sumter freed the slaves," snid Con
ernl Pryor, "but thnt was not nty intention when I viewed
the cannon's fuse, prepared to touch it off. But, as Emerson says, 'I buildcd better than I knew.' As I look over all
these days since that eventful day, 1 am more than ever
convinced thut. never, oxcept by war, could you hnvo got rid
of slavery."
"But wby—why did yon not?" -the roporter gunrdedly
asked.    Oeneral Pryor replied:
"You ask me why? I could nntl It would have looked
theatrical," and he rested his right hand firmly on nn auto-
graph copy of a photograph of Oonoral Lee, a photograph
which ho later "complimented" ns tho only picture of Lee
which rightly ooutained his subtle blend of majesty and
gentletuanliness. "1 did not accept Oonoral Beauregard's
kind offer because it would have been hnd acting, and it
wus not for mo to accept it."
And did everything go well? he wus asked.
Night was coming on, and Oeneral Pryor, sturdy old
gentleman that bo is, had almost snid his full, "Oh, yes,"
he roplied at length, "tho General was porsundod. Rodin fired
the shot. Virginia theroupon seceded, uniting the entire
Soutb. Rullin then renewed his allegiance to Virginia, living in Amelia County, not far from Richmond, And it was
there, when bo heard of the surrender of Gonoral Lee, that
be blow out his brains literally, thus firing the last shot us
well as tbe first."
General Pryor concluded his "evening chat" by telling
how "old Abe Lincoln" hnd once come to his rescue. "A
kindly deed which I valued then, and have not since forget
ten," the general snid.
"A Grand Medicine" is the onoo
mium oft(>u passed ou Bickle's Anti-
Consumptive Syrup, and wben tbe re
suits from its use are considered, us
bomo out by many persons who bnve
employed it in stopping coughs aud
eradicating colds, it is more than
grand. Kept iu the bouse it is always
at bund and it bus uo equal its a rendy
remedy. If you have not tried it, do so
at onee,
FROM ALL THE WORLD OVER
If thore were but one. potnto in the world, a careful
cultivator might produce 1U,000,000,(HH) from it in ten yours
and thus supply the world with seed again.
Natural gns has beon used in China for tunny centuries.
It issues from fissures in tho ourth nenr the coal minos, and
is led through bamboo tubes to the point whero it is con
Bumod,
Twenty live tons of paint are being used in repainting
the outside of the Crystal Palace, London, Kngland, and
the one million panes of glass, averaging 5ft. in length, are
being cleaned by a patent process.
Mr. William Frederick, u commercial traveller of New
Vork, is snid to be the only mun who has committed the
Bible, with its three und u half million letters, to memory,
He can repeal uny passage ia it, given a start.
,\ consignment of grapes of a curious pink color hns just
been received in London, from South Africa by a M*est
end firm. Tho fruit is u long oval iu shape, and is in por
feet eating eon.lit imi Mottling similar has bnmi soon in
Loudon before.
A  Yorkshire collector of medals, Dr. A, A. Payne, Mills
borough, Hhijtliold,  Kngland, has boon umnssiag medals  for
over  twenty  years,  and   has a   collection  nf  U.S00,   worth
.tL'H.non.    h'o 'has  fifty  medals thnt  have
with either the peerage, bnronotnge, or knighthood
Bands of schoolboys in thn agricultural areas of tbe
Knrst Mountains, Austria, striving to keep down the plague
nf locusts, have captured eleven railway wagon loads. The
number of locusts whieh liavo beeu converted into a valuable food for fnrm stock is estimated at 45,000.000.
Bull lighting levies a heavy toll npon human life. During
u recent Beason in Madrid, Spain, at least twelve bull-fighters
wore killed and 111 injured, a record of casualties, unpre
cedented in the history of the national sport of Spain, It
hns been computated thnt about 2,500 bulls und 3,500 horses
are killed erory year iu Spanish bullfights.
A SEAMSTRESS' LITERARY SENSATION
It was not long ugo that a report was
circulated of the plaint of a French
writer thut interest in fiction wus dead
or moribund in France. This yeur, however, several prize giving bodies huve
vied to award tlieir benefaction to a
work of fiction--at least, fiction in tbo
form of autobiography, The woman
whoso work is thus made famous is Marguerite AudoUX, a poor Parisiau seam-
wtreas, wbu bus produced wbat Mr. Al-
via F. Sanborn, an American writing
from Paris, calls "the most astonishing
if not tue best book of the year." It is
upon the latter valuation that this work,
called "Mario-Claire," receives a prize
of .1,000 francs from Lu Vie lleureuse, a
Paris weekly. In tbo voting of the Gon*
court Academy it received a majority
on thc first ballot, but it foil nwny in
favor of a more obscure rival, for, as
Mr. Snuborn points out in tho Boston
Transcript, the Goncourt Academy
"likes to startlo," and "it Ib ono of
its most cherished objects to repair
literary injustices and it aims particularly to recompense works which have
not heen remarked by critics uud the
press." Tbo book, which is now the
tulk of Paris, wus written by Miss Au-
doux becnuse she "found thnt her eyesight would no longer boar tbo si rain
of daily work with her ueodlo." Tbo
Pall Mull Gazette (London) gives us tho
synopsis of the work:
"The story is of tbe very simplest,
und at first sight oae feels inclined to
wonder whether it can be properlv described as fiction ut all, or whether it
should not rather be called autobiography. Marie Cluire loses her mother
before she is five years old, and, boing
abandoned by her drunken father, finds
hor way to a Catholic orphanage at somo
hours'"journey from Paris, whero sbo Is
much potted by Suour Marie Aimoe, tho
nun ia charge of tho little ones. We aro,
hero told by hints rather thnn by direct
statement that Marie Aimee is iu love
with tbe cure who acts as chaplain to
tbo establishment, und that the Mother.
Superior is jealous—not, apparently, j
without reason—of thoir intimacy. I
Consequently, when Marie Claire
grows ap, and her friend wishes]
hor to be apprenticed to a dress
maker, who happens to be the
cure's sister, the Mother Superior intervenes, and she is sent instead to a
fnrm af. Sologno, whero she learns a lit
tlo of tlm life of the fields aud woods.
Here she is again iu luck iu finding both
tho farmer and his wife extremely kind
peoplo, und tliey, ou discovering that
sho is hardly stroug enough for field
work, tako her into the bouse less us
a sonant thnn as a bumble friend.
Wben tbo fanner dies, and the farm
changes bands, Marie Claire finds her
own situation ebange too. The new
farmer's wife has a passion for linen,
und keeps her unfortunate dependent
hard at work at a sewing*machine, until
her brother costs his eyes upon and
makes a kind of hobbledehoy love to
Marie Claire, in tho rosult, she is sent
buck to the orphanage, whore she is by
no means welcomed with open arms, ami
is sent to work in tho kitchen. Vet sho
is once again happy in tbo nffoctlon of
the angelic Socur Desireo des Anges,
who is in charge of tbo kitchen, nnd is
ftirthor gluddoued by a last interview
with her old friend, Hoour Mario Aimee,
who passes through the orphanage ou
ber way to end hor days at Leper Island.    Whoa Soour Desireo dies, which
e does quite suddenly of, apparently,
me client all'ectioii, tho nuns evidently
think tbey have bud enough of tbeir
protegee, am) Marie Claire is handed
over to a sister of her own whom she
hns uot seen sinee infancy. This last
is married to n smnll farmer, uud bear
ing that Marie Cluire has been presented
with to franco as a viutneum by the
Mother Superior, suggests that sho shnll
go with It to Paris to seek her fortune,
und we therefore ]envo her iu the trnin
on tba way thither. Nn doubt we shall
bear of her again."
This  Knglish writer thinks tbo pro
tfuce written by Mr. Octavo Mirbonu bus
been   eoanooted | had a grent shnre iu the'work of bring
tt,nn,u Ij,,^ j, H1I,,,,,»MH-    |t,it there is something
.lust'us Miles Formal) once in writing u story for Harper's
Magazine used tho name of ua artist friend for the char
actor of a chap who fell in love with n peasant girl in tho
Milanese. "It mnde nil his friends roar with glee," said
Mr. Formnn. "J.iut be got evon with me by making a large
twenty-four sheet poster for a musical comedy. There was a
lady, the star stepping out of u stage door and a long line
of Johnnies waiting fer her with silly smirks nnd liunohes
of violets.    And every Johnnie was n portrait of me."
Nut Chowder.- -Take one-half pound of mixed nnt
meats which bave been broken into small pieces. Put
them in a saucepan and allow them to simmer for an
hour and thirty minutes. Peel and dice several potatoes.
Line the bottom of a kettle witb a layer of potatoes, add
layer of the turnip and onion witb a sprinkling of
thyme, sweet marjoram, chopped parsley and salt, then
a layer of tomatoes, and lastly the nut meats.    Let sim-
r thirty minutes, then add one pint of milk and a
little thickening.
Hub  .
"If we look further for the cause of
this, wo shall find it, T think, in the
perfect tnste which forbids Mile. Au
doux to make any self-conscious or di
root appeal to the feelings of her read
ers.
" 'Marie Ctairo' is written from one
end to the other in the simple and level
style which comes naturally to children,
wlm are generally more concerned in
getting out thoir story intelligibly thau
in striving after dramatic. In this tho
an thor is ao doubt largely helped by
the sheltered and, nn the whole, un
eventful lifo which hor heroine leads;
yet it would be a great mistnke to sup-
pose tbnt this simple nnd chastened
style is the artless and unstudied expression of the writer's own feelings,
Marie Claire is represented ns having
hnd an unappeased' desire for rending,
which showed itself very early in the
treasuring of scraps of newspapers, old
nlmnnncs, and a broken-backed Tele
innipie; and to this extent, at least, we
learn from M. Mirbonu Ihnt Mile. An-
douxV hook is autobiographical. Hence
wo arc uot surprised to find must, of tho
characters and ull the incidents suoh
us would be more likely to be met wilh
in the literature oalled 'goody' than in
real life.    Nearly all the personages in
the tale are, in spite of their faults,
solf-sacrificing aud thoughtful for others, whose death is the one oxepdient
on which the novelist relies to cut nli
knots, . . . Mile. Audonx's story convinces us ouce again of the truth of the
adage, 'Ars ost eelnre urtem.' Onco
ngain, then wo find a book owing ita
success—and 'Mario Claire' is already
in its twelfth thousand—to its stylo
nlono, nnd vindicating to somo purpose
tho truth of the view that to please
thc public it matters little what you
say so loug ns you know how to say it
INDIAN SNAKE CHARMER'S FEAT
One Sunday morning two Indian
snake charmers came to my small bun
galow ut Uunwelln, writes a eotitribu
tor to a Cingalese newspaper. "Tbey
had three snakes with them uud pro
coeded to make them dunce us usual.
I stopped them aad told them I had
seen all that liefore, and asked thom
whether they could compel u wild
l to dunce, and, if so, whether
they could entoh oue for the purpose,
Cne of them oxprossed his willingness
to do so. Ten duys previously I hnd
bused u cobra of the species culled by
the natives a 'torn torn beater,' i.e., the
hluck cobru with the red spectacle
mark on its hood. The Cingalese, 1 be
Hove, think that tbey are the reincarnations of low caste natives, hence the
name.    It is certainly fiercer and more
five than the common brown cobra.
"I had noticed at the time that it
hud takon refuge ia au ant hill near
the edgo of the paddy field which
formed one boundary of tbo new
ing upon which my bungalow stood,
and situated nbout two hundred feet
from it, I led tbo charmer to litis ant.
hill, Wben 1 assured bim tbnt a snake
almost certainly occupiod the hole, lie
squatted dowu opposite il and start* I
blowing into a reed pipe which gave
n Bound similar to thut uf a bagpipe
Aftor a long time, und wben I bad almost givon up the idea of the snake
being there still, the cobru protruded
its bead about an inch out of the hole
in order presumably to see whut was
going on; the charmer pounced upon
it nnd, seizing the bead of the snake
between bis thumb and two fingers so
that it could uot upon its mouth, ho
pulled it oul of tho white nuts' nest
and brought it  to Ihe bungalow.
"lie then tried lo mako it dance by
bidding a small piece of white root
above its head. The snake tried to os
cape several limes, bnt. wny brought
bnck again, and ultimately wus induced
to dunce witb its hood extended.
I tn.mi asked tbe charmer what ho
would do if ho hnpponed to get bitten
by tho wild snake, lle told me he did
not. mind it, us he hnd a medicine
which would certainly prevent any ill
effects, I thou, more us a joke than
anything else, promised him five rupees
if ho would allow himself to be bitten
by tbe snake he had just cnught, fully
bolieviiig thut he would uot attempt
it. Before I could stop him he hud
seized the snake by the neck nud bad
thrust the forefinger of his right hand
deep in its mouth, ntid when he with
drew it there were two punctures on
each side of the second joint. Both
punctures  were  bleeding  slightly.
He banded the cobru to his companion, who immediately shut him up
in the snake basket, ami the charmer
at once took out from his waistcloth a
piece of charred bone, well known as
the snake stone, which bo applied to
the two punctures. lie then wai Ited
for some minutes, and I could see the
veins ou the buck of his hands standing out like knotty strings. After a
couple of minutes or so the stone
dropped down, and be told me thai he
had extracted all the poison; then cull
ing for a small cocoanut shell full of
milk hn put the stoue into it. In u,
moment, after a considerable amount
of bubbling, there came to the surface
a certain amount of nn oily am tier
colored liquid."
Representative
WANTED
,1V
Tle Momrck Lid Assurance Ct.
Applications witb refer
ences and full pnrticulars
as to ugo. experience und
uhtlity  to  be forwarded to
J. W. W. Stewart,
Managing  I)jrt*t«r
Head Office, Winnipeg
Thii
the rigid   |h
a good opportunity for
Here's* Home Dye
That
ANYONE
Oan Us*.
HOMlDVIINOhu
always bean mors er
It» of a difficult under,
taking- Nal •• whtn
JUST THINK OP IT t
With DY-O-LA you can color either Wool, .
Cotton, Silk or Mixed Goods Perfectly MkbJ
tlm SAME Dye. No chance of uf*Vg tbe
WRONG Ore for the Goods you haveYoOjfcr.
Are Your Corns Tender?
Why keep thoni1 why suffer whea a
cure oun lie had in twonty-foar hours
by using Putnam'a Painless flora und
wart Extractor? Its boallng bubua nnd
soothing .pinlilies relieve Ibe puin in
a fow hours, the hard kernel of tho sura
is dissolved nwny. Absolute sutinfae
tion in a B5c bottle of Putnam!a Pain
less t'orn uud Wart Extractor.
Dr.Martel's Female Pills
EIGHTEEN YEARS THE STANDARD
EMftrlfee4 and recommended for woman's all-
mants, a scientific ally prepared remwfc of
mo worth Tha result from tholr we la
quick and permanent. For tale at all drof
rtarei.
When It olio way's t'orn '.'nre b> ap
plied to a corn or wart it hills the
roots und the callosity comes out witk
oi.t injury to tbe flesh.
are shipped in swift sailing dhown from
the free port of Musoift to the oast
const of tbe Gulf, whence they are ear
rind overland by camel caravan to tbe
fierce desert tribes of the Central Asian
plains, uud the warlike I'nlhaus of the
Mill Country.
The usual price for a modem rille is
its weight in gold coin placed ia the
opposite scale. Cartridges fetch from
11.20 to $2.50' apiece. Home idaa
.an bo gathered from these figures as
to what are the profits of a successful
leal.
Tbe duty of our cruisers i.s to try and
-apture  tiie
dhows  carrying the
con
rnhan.l, for
once they  laud tlieir
car
;nes   pursuit
is   out   of   tbe   quest
ion;
it all  events.
for any considerable
dis
$2.50  A  CARTRIDGE  FOR GUN
RUNNERS
A very Strong Nritish expedition is
nbout to ho sent against the Arab gnn
runnern   iu   the  1'email   (inlf.
It is doubtful, however, whether it
will meet with much success. Tbo profits of gnii-rnniiiiig nre enormous, und
wherever nnd whenever such profits nre
to be made, dospernfe men w'"
found willing to tuke the risks.
The ciirgoe
-ill    In
of rifles und ainmiinii im
!Y
TRYMSEEYEREMED'
For Red, Weak, Wray, Watery Eyas tai
GRANULATED EYELIDS
Murine Doesn't Smort-Soothea Eye Pain
DnUl M Maiba bt Umeh, Un* *% Wfc I IM
Maris* Et* Salt* la Am*tic Tubaa, 28c. $140
EYE BOOKS AND ADVICE FRKK BY MAIL
MtirineEjreRenMdyCOnChlcago
t unco i n la ml. Tbe jru urn ntiers tra vel
through desert regions by trails known
only to themselves, nud where wnter
ii so source thnt no largo armed force
cuu possibly follow.
Bosides lhis. tbey huvo a nasty tritsk
of poisoning the wells behind them
when they bavo renson to believe thnt
an enemy is iu pursuit. Aud they in-
variably (iyht to the deuth if they are
hv anv chance nvertuken and surround
ed.
The Foe of Indigestion.—IndigOBtion
is a common ailment and fow are free
from it. It is a most distressing com
plain I and often the suffer! tig attend
ing it is most severe. The very heat
remedy is Parmeloe's Vegetable Pills
takeu according to directions. They
rectify tbe Irregular action of the
Htoinncb uud restore healthy action. Kot
muny years they bavb been a standard
remedy for dyspepsia and Indigestion
uud are highly esteemed for I heii
qualities.
Sold in all parts of the World.
Canada's Most Brilliant Representative.
It has proved its superiority over scores
of other makes, and has won popularity
solely on its merits.
It's good for your shoes. 9
THE F. F. DALLEY CO., Limited,
HAMILTON, Oni.,    BUFFALO, N. Y.   and   LONDON, Eng. THK ISLANDER, OtiMllK.lU.AND, B.O
THB    ISLANDER
Published   every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,  B.C.,  by
Ormond T. Smiths,
Editor and Proprietor.
Advertising rates published elsewhero in tbe paper.
Subscription price $1.50 per year, payable in advance.
Tbo editor does not hold   himself responsible for views expressed by
correspondents.
SATURDAY, JULY 1,    1911.
What the Editor haB to say.
We have been handed a copy of La Voce del Popolo, an
Italian journal haying a wide circulation in this town, and
whicli paper is making an appeal to the Governor-General of
Canada to commute the sentence of death upon Angelino
Napolitano of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont, who is under sentence of
death for the murder of her husband.
We have been asked to make some reference in these
columns to the case.
It would appear from the evidence that the accused had
great provocation for the crime committed and that at the
time of the crime she was desperate; she was fearful of her
life, she had been dishonored, and in a large measure she was
irresponsible for her actions.
The condemned woman will also shortly become a mother.
We believe that the ends of justice would be well served
by pardoning the woman, or at least commuting the death
sentence.
A petition to the Governor-General to commute the death
sentence is being circulated by the Italians of this town, and
is being very widely signed.
We believe that any one familiar with the evidence at the
trial will have no hesitation in signing the petition.
The Colonist states that it has reason to believe the Cen
bus enumeration in Victoria has not been nearly as complete
as it should have been, and urges anyone in that city who has
reason to believe that they have not been included in the count
to send in their names to the census enumerator without delay
in order that the population of the Capital City is not under
estimated,
We would like to pass along similar advice to our readers
in this district.
Although onr census enumerators are doing their best the
system under which the count is being made is such that it is
ijiiite possible that some who should be counted are not included in the returns.
In our own case it was necessary to look up the census
man a second time to prevent the population being underesti-
mited by 2,-this owing to the fact that our family was visiting
in Victoria where thoy should havo heen counted but were
not.
II is probable that there aru numerous other similar cases
and it is up to anyone who has reason to believe that thoy or
any other citizen has not been included iu the count to acquaint the census enumerator of the fact of the case without
delay.
FRUIT TREES
Not the Cheapest, but the Best
Catalogue Free
Vancouver Island Nursery Co.,
Ltd.
V
Somenos, V.I.
18 Courtenay Lots
CLOSE IN.      MOST BE SOLD QUICK
Price for tbe Whole 18 lots is only $1,400 $800 down
Balance easy terms.
The Island Realty Co.
Fire. Life, Live Stock
.. . Accident. ,
P. L. ANDERTON,
Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. G.
Long live the King, for a few more coronations would
break half the tuft-hunters who have a craze for front seats.
—Ledge.
In order to effect a compromise between the Sabbataisn
nnd the secular views of Sunday sport Lord Darnley suggested
at the Rochester Diocesan Conference that we might be guid-
edby the practice of the Roman Catholic Church. He regards
Sunday as a day of worship, rest and recreation.
He suggested that all churchmen attend morning services
but that afternoon the churches should countenance legitimate
recreation and games,
A wide resolution recommending the spread of Sunday
recreation to tne anxious consideration of the churches was
adopted.
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
FOB SALB
CLEARED FARMS, BUSH LAND
AND LOTS
Agents lor E. & N. Lands,
Comox District.
25 Chains
20 ACRES
Price $4000
25 Chains
20 ACRES
Price $4000
25 Chains
30 ACRES with house and buildings
Price $5,500
2 J ii
S450
01)
'a\   ll
#150
(10)
2 J ii
1150
(»)
2J ,.
$450
(8)
'i\„
8450
'<\ _
SI 50
(0)
2J a
|480
(5)
llla
$G50
(«)
Pilsener Beep
The product of Puro Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
Bottled Beer Supplied to the Trade Only.
= Best on the Coasts==
Pilsener Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
AT THE
FURNITURE STORE
juat Arrived
A CONSIGNMENT OF SIDEBOARDS
in GOLDEN and SURFACE FINISH,
RANGING FROM $20.00 TO $25.00
"The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.O
A FINE LINE OF NEW
MATERIALS JUST RE-
:   :   :   CEIVED   :    :    :
P. DUNNE
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
THS
CUMBERLAND
= HOTEL =
W. MERRIFIELD, Prop.
The finest hotel in the city.
70000000000000000
P. PHILLIPS HARRISON
Barrister,   Solicitor   and'
Notary Public.
1/OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOiXi
.J. Mitts..
"Leading Tobacco King."
Better known as
"LONG WILLIE"
Dealer in Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
_.__, Billiard ltouin in connection
to I
Local Agent for
The London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Get rates before ins uring else
where
Office: Cumberland
GENERAL BLACKSMITHS
Horseshoeing a Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
B. O. lEIMIDE
DISTRICT AOENT
. ,FOR..
The   Russell
AUTOMOBILE
The only Oar Made,
in   America   witl
(he "Silent Knight
Valveless Engine,"
Also made in valve
. . . style . . .
Cleveland, Brantford, Mnssey-Harris, Perfect and Blue Flyer Bicycles; Fairbanks Morse Qas Engines; also the Moore Gasoline
Lighting Systems. Oliver Typewriters. Repairing ofall kinds.
Bicycles, Sowing Machines, Guns, eto.     Scissors and Skates ground
ltiililiir Tins /'nr Baby Carriages,   Hoop* for Tubs
THIRD STREET, CUMBERLAND,
Little River Road
FOR SALE
The above well-known Stewart property, Little River
Road, about one mile from Comox Buy, blocks one, two and
three, as shown in plan, bulk of land cleared and underdrain
ed, soil a deep black loam, which produces heavy crops. Ideal
building sites on smaller lots. All property facing on good
Government roads.
For Terms Apply to
Beadnell & Thwaites
Sole Agents, Courtenay.
Q, H. ASTON
t
Practical  Watchmaker
All Work. Guaranteed
1
Htt Hfei Specialty.
. . NEXT TO TARBELL'S, . .
Dunsmuir Ave   :::   Cumberland (0
(
THE ISLANDER CM RERUN D, ll.C.
THE BIQ STORE.
The Store of
Quality
The Store of The Store of
Quality. Quality.
A FEW HOT WEATHER SUGGESTIONS FOR THE LADIES,
T\faee  M11 dinc A verV lar9e,»howin9 in
UICOO  lllUoUtlO the season's latest,  neat
• dainty patterns in correct shades.
Fine Laces & Insertions X^&
strong thread.   Every width and every price.
Pine Embroidery and Insertions
All widths from very narrow to corset cover width
and at a VERY LOW PRICE.
Ladies' Sunshades &2SJ
terns, correct in every detail, dprices to suit all 1.26 to 8.00
Pino    Hnciarv        Silk Lisle thread, embroider
nilC    I I OS I vlj    ed, open work, fine cotton and
cashmere at EASY PRICES.
A VERY LARGE STOCK OF THE LA-
TEST in Fancy Collars, Jabots, Wash and
Silk Elastio Belts, Dainty White and Silk
Waists in newest styles, Motor Caps, Bathing Dresses.
COST PRICE ON ALL MILLINERY.
Satisfaction
Guaranteed.
SUN LB & CO., MM
I CE
r raj
ARE  PREPARED TO 8TJPPLY
ICE   IN  ANY  QUANTITY   TO
THE TRADE AND PUBLIC.
NOT LESS THAN 25o WORTH SUPPLIED. To Inture Delivery
the same day orden must not be later than 11 a. m.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE it hkkbbv given that the
rtwrrt existing by rowun of »
notice publuhed io the Britiah Columbia (iantte of the 27th. day of December, 1907, orer lauds lituated on tht
Eaat aide of Teiada Island, lying to the
aouth of Lot No. 26, formerly covered
by Timber License No. 13460, wbicb
expired on the 7th day of May, 1008,
is cancelled, and that tht said lands will
bt open for location under the provisions of tht "Land Act," after midnight
on Juut 16th. UU-
Romiit A. RlMWICK,
Deputy Miniattr of Lands-
Lands Department,
Viotoria, B. 0.
9ih. March. 1911
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Oood
Wet Ooods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
NOTICE it hereby given thtt at the
nixt meeting of the Board of License
Commissioners of the City of Cumberland, I intend to apply for a renewal of
the hotel license held by me for the
Cumberland Hotel, situated on lot 1.
block 0, Cumberland Townsite.
WILLIAM MERRIFIELD.
Dated this 16th day of M >v   Kill.
_____
Psion Lodok No  11, I. O O. F.
Meett every Friday evening at. 7 oclock
in 1. O. 0. F. Ball Visiting brethem
welcome.
JU.  E.   A.1TON, SEf.RRTAKV
*Mtd.U&£\
DEPARTMENT OPWOKKS
Notice To Contractors
8EALED TENDFRg, superscribed
'Tender! lor Courttoty School." will
bt rteeived by tht Honcnrtblt tht
Minister ol Publio Worka up to noon
of Frldty, tbt 14ih. dty ol July, 1911,
for Iht trcstion snd completion ul *
Ittgt one room addition lo Gourteety
Sehool, ia lbs Comox Eltolorti Di. •
riol.
Plant, specifications, onntrtet, and
form of ttndtr may bt tten on tnd
tfltr tht 24th. dty ol Juut, 1911 tl
tht offlott ol R. Carter, Esq., dtoiet
ty lo tht ►thool Botid, Oooittnay,
B.C.; tbt Government Agtnt, Comber
It'd;and int Department ol Publio
Wotkt, Viototit.
Ktoh propose! moil bt seoompsni-
ed by so accepted bank oheqot or cti-
nfiotw of deposit on t obtnered back
ot Canada, made paytblt to the
Honuurtble tbt Milliter ol Publio
Workt, lor Iht turn ol 1260, wbiob
Kkill bef.rttiid if thr par y tendering deoliue tu euiei intn coolraot
wbtn railed upon io du tii, ur il ht
(ails to complete the work uontraoted
f. r. Tnt ohequx or cert itinaies 11 dept sit olunsuut tful iei.d<.ie mill Urt
ioru«d lo them upuo the 'XeuJtiin
ol Ibt eontrtot.
Ttndtrt will not be sootidered unlets made oul on tht lo-mt supplied
tigoed wltn tbt totual signature bl
tbt tenderer, and enoiuted in ibe ec-
velopea lurnished.
The lowest ut auy teuder not necee-
itriiy accepted.
J.E. GRIFFUU.
Publio Works Eagiaetr
fnblis Workt Dtptrtmtnt,
Victoria B.O.
Slil. Junt, 1911.     Jt.. 24-3 *k.
CORNERSTORE
{S>mte : .Smite
WE HAVE A GREAT BANGE
of Summer fciaits at  $15.00.
They are the latest in style and
' best in quality.
DON'T FORGET-we are a-
gents for Coppley, Noyes & Randall Clothing.
LADIES' DEPARTMENT
Our Ladle ' Waist- bave arrived
and are open for inspection.
»^^*»»^w»mww««m ■>*»».»,... >^»VWMWM. rir^*«"M-VAru'u'\firi/tfir&-o'u\
J. N. McLEOD
.turn
i iu.
! Star
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
MAXWELL & ETOKNAL
Proprietors
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
C. H. TARBELL
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
etc.
AGENTS   FOR:
The  McClary  Manufactuing Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints        1
j»
9
Will Old Age Find YOU
Still Drudging Along j
What is life going tomean to you ? Is it Going to mean comfort and prosperity, or is lack
of training going to condemn you to hard labor for the rest of your days?
FOR YOU, THERE IS A ROAD TO SUCCESS.    Let Geo. Shaw, Nanaimo, tell you all about it.
Th© International  Correspondence Schools
NANAIMO   REALTY   COMPANY
Agents for the Columbia Fire insurance Company
We have the exclusive, agency Jor a few lots in Burnaby Municipality—a stone's throw form the Edmond's car line, price
$50 can handle these lots.
FOR SALE-Eight lots on the South Road.   These lots'
which are 70 x ISO, lie between the Vancouver and Westmins
ter and Eburne car lines.    Price 9600, terms quarter cash,
balance 6,12 and 18 months.
For a small sum down and the bai-
ance  in monthly  payments we can
Isecure you an exceptonally fine borne
in Vancouver.
Call and See Us For Particulars.
vjiod SBcgfarfiuw ,maw&x: R.6? §m#erfan6, 35. §. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Cured In Beamsville, Ont.
"After b lo.Hg experience witb different pail remedies, 1 :.m convinced thut
■•at) i» equ»l to Nerviline. I wuh
takta with a cold in my cheat, which
l»t«r developed into a sort of chronic
brwehitis. Every time I coughed it
w»wd to rack nnd tear my whole
•Wst. 1 wan ulso subject to a great
HtiffBetm in my jointB, especially ubout
tbe knew und shoulders, nnd experionc
vd much puin in my muscles. To cure
my chest troubles 1 first rubbed on
'SUrvUlue' copiously for two days, and
tkei put n -Nerviline Porous Plaster
•»*r tho Bore region, 1 got quick re*
Ktff. Buhbiug the sore nni soles nnd
aehiug joints with Nerviline did more
thai all other treat merits combined. By
*fce aid of Nerviline and those wonder-
fil Nerviline Porous Plasters almost
aa? ache, nnd cert ui nly any kind of
iultiHiinntnry cold  can be cured.
(Higned) "Mrs. \V. J. Sharpe,
"Bcainsville.
All   Druggist**   sell   Nerviline   in   25
nm4 60c. bo ttl OS.   Get it today.
STEWED  HBABT
'nhoToughly clean n sheep's heart, and
then stiill it with breadcrumbs, sweet
beta, popper nnd salt. Stew It gently
fir two hours, thicken nnd color the
gravy, and pour round. This is a nieo
ckaage from rotist heart, and more di-
gmtf&le
Lemon pickle.- Grate the peel from a
if-en Bound lemons, and lot them re-
eenie in salt nml water for nine days,
rnbWng dally with fresh suit. Then
ink* up, dry them, and put into a stew-
pan with three pints of vincur, one
• ■i«r and a half of mixed spice, and
half an ounce of turmeric. l>et the
Ivmenti boil in the pickle for twenty
niautop, then place in jars, und pour
Hhf pickle over. When cold tio down
with bladder. The grated peel \k not
required for the pickle, but can be
dried  and  used  for  flavorings.
Irauied boef.—Is oxeollent either hot
•r told, Tnke four pounds of beef and
Iwa-ige it slowly if you want it to be
iw* tasty. Place two or three slices
af nalt pork in a stewpan and let them
caak slowly, I lien add the beef, and let
it brown on both sides; plnce It on a
plnte to keep hot, and line the bottom
*4 the pan with carrots and turnips,
cmiIi cut In half; also an onion and a
bmtrh of sweet herbs. Pour in half a
piat of water or stoek. Place the meat
•a tbis. and let all cook for three hours.
Ta serve hot. tuke up the meat, strain
•ff  tbe   vegetables,   and   thicken   the
DOHDS 7
KIDNEY
PILLS
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I     Storyettes
CUBED HER KIDNEYS
Un*.     John     Pettigrew.     of     Central
Haas oniy, N.S., was practically helpless
htmn rheumatism. She could not stoop,
aid hor limbt ached so thnt it was
tart imc I'm ho I to be up ino I nround
the house.
An Mrs, Pettigrew put it. -,I wus
all crippled tip. I saw Gin Pills advertised and hi'iit  fur .- , and nftor tak
iug anly two boxes, am a different
wvaiau Qin Pills nre the only things
Ibat helped me, and I cannot sny too
■tuch for thom." It* you huve that
dreadful pain In the back -if you are
tartured wth rheumatsm- get CHn Pills
at  •*<•<>
Write National Drug & CUomieal Co.
iDaj.t, K.P.). Toronto, for free sample.
Ragalai .ha nt dealers, SOc ;i box, ii
far #U.ri».
4%.
MY VARICOSE VEINS
WERE CURED completely by
HBSDRBlNEja
wi, i  wiii di, lini «>ii'i" tor y-iii m  . ■
Diny tin! :!il1(iii:]»iiiii.ii. 1 :\- t»:i«n, lift.!
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i. F VOUtli;. P. D. f.,210 Ttmplfl St., Springfield, Masa.
*"    MTJUlffl, tfcC, Meeltmi OumIm UmM*,    **
th. rtartii-bt-e i,) .minis hod * wtvM: tu., itiaaiiin.'
MB BATIII.SU.  UHI .,  A  MIMICAL CO., WlnalMg * 1*1.
Mrt M* UMiUHWilA limit* hi.. Ud. VwMui«r.
F\«ery Woman
a*v'.&'r  !"•"*''«. Whirling Spray
The Wretchedness
of Constipation
Can quickly be overcome bjr
CARTER'S LITTLE
LIVER
Purely
—Id ,ure
Really on l
n,er.   Cure
Biliouiaui
Hud.
•che,
Diiii. 	
Ben. end ludigotion.    They ia their duly.
Smnll Pill, Smell Dou, Smell Price
Genuine i>m.it>r«r Signature
She: "But, George, you eould nover
support two.''
He: ''Well, 1'in only looking for
oue.''
"Madame," says tho agont of the
blnck hand, "we havo a photograph of
yon and Count de Qayleigh riding in
an automobile. Send ten thousand
dollars to un or we will publish the picture."
Miss Parvenue: "1 was almost sorry,
ma, that you spoke so rudely to that
poor .Mrs. Willis."
Mamma: "Well, my dear, pray where
is the sat infliction of being in the best
society if you cannot snub those who
are  out  of  it?"
•    •    •
The skyscraper had nt laut reaohed
the limit.
"Von are quite a traveller, I hear,
remarked   the  man   who  lived   on   the
ninety sixth tloor of the Skyhy Hotel,
'' Ves,'' replied the man who lived
on the one hundredth and thirty-fdxth
floor. "Though loss than forty yoars
old T havo already visited every floor
in   this  building."
"What care I!" haughtily says the
ludy. "The Count is a gentleman iu
every wny, and, besides, he is going to
marry my daughter. There can bo no
scandal son noo tod with ray riding with
him."
"That's not the point. It was a 1908
model  car.''
With n low moan the unfortunate
woman sank to the floor, after giving
feeble Indication that on reviving from
hor fnint she would write a chock for
thc   hush   money.
"SlxtaiiG Bhilluns « da' did they
change me for my room at tho hoted in
Lunuon!" roared Sandy, indignantly,
on his return to Croburg Burghs from a
sight seeing  expedition.
On aye, it wasna cheap," agreed
his lather; "but yo must a' had a gey
fine timo seein' tho sichts.''
"S'cein' the sichtsl" rooared Sandy.
I didna seo a slcht a' tho time 1 was
in Luiinon. Mou, mon, ye didna sup
pose I was going to be stuck that mueh
for a room, an' thon no get the proper
uhc o 'tt"
In a southern county of Missouri
ears ago. when the form of question
ng was slightly different from now,
much trouble was experienced in getting a jury in n murdor trial. Finally
an old fellow answered every question
satisfactorily; he had no prejudices,
was not opposed to capital punishment,
and was generally considered a valuable find. Thon the prosecutor said
olemnly,
"Juror, look at tho prisoner; prison
er, look upon tho juror."
Thc old  man  adjuster! his spectacles
nd peered at  the prisoner for a  full
half    minute.      Thon    turning   to   the
court, he said:
"Judgo. durnod If I don't believe
he's guilty."
A Kort Dodge, la., .church once gave
a charity concert where tho best talent
volunteered—the city's leading singers,
elocutionists and actors. At the ami of
the concert the chairman went up to
the little boy iu patched clothes, who
had  blown  the organ:
"Well, Freddie, what do we owo you
for your work this evening"
The little boy looked at the chairman
in   genu ino  nstonishment.
"Why, sir," he said didn't the rest
of the talent  give thoir services/
When (.'harlos Pickens was in Washing-ton, be met, one morning on the
steps of the Capitol, a young congressman from Tennessee, whom the great
novelist had offended by his boorish-
ness. That morning, Dickons was in
great good humor and full of talk. "1
have," said hn, " found an almost
exact ' counterpart of little Nell."
"Little Noll woh .'" queried the Ten*
noSBOttl). Dickens looked him over form
hend to foot before he snorted out:
"My little Nell." "Oh, said the Ton-
nessean, "i didn't know you had your
(daughter with you." "I am speaking
[of the Little Nell of my fiction, sir,"
retorted Dickens, Hushing. "Oh," said
the imperturbable Tonnessoan, "you
write novels, do you? Don't you consider that a rather trifling occupation
for a grownup man.'" Dickens snort
ed like a quarter horse and hurried
down   thi'  nvenue.
A Now Vork gir! visiting recently in
Philadelphia was taken to the opera
by a young man, and at the close of th
per forma uee was asked to partake of
some slight refreshment in the way of
supper. Bfoo accoptod the invito tion,
nud at the conclusion of the repast was
Mimewhat Batonishod to see her escort
reach for bor pockot book, which lay
on tho table at her side, and coolly pay
tin- bill out of her money. This it
seems, Ifl customary in 1'hiladelphia
when a young gentleman's moans are
somewhnt limited. It relieve** his lady
friends of the embarrassment they
iniglit otherwise fool on partaking of
any entertainment at his cost. It struck
the New York girl, however, as being
very ridiculous, and she began to laugh.
"I fear you aro laughing at my ex
j.onse." said the young man; " let me
explain." "Oh, no," she replied, "I
was laughing at my exponse.
An Indinn judge, when first appointed to liis position, was not woll ac
qtmintod with Hindustani. He was try
ing n case in which a Hindu wns charg
with stealing n "nllghai." Tho judge
did not like to betray his ignorance of
whnt a nllghai was. so he said, "I'ro
duce the stolen property." The court
ivas held in nn upper room, ho the usher
jaspod, "Please, your lordship, it's
lownstflirs." "Then bring it up iu-
itnntlyl" sternly ordered tho judge.
The official departed, aud a minute
Inter a loud thumping was heard, min-
Shibhs Cun
Eicblr m«pa poarfha* «aaas •w4a. hank
i ikf tf »-- Immde.      •  •   ■      eVt Mill
gled with loud and earnest exhortations.
Nearer came the noise the door was
pushed open, and the punting official appeared dragging in the blue bull. Tho
judgo was dumbfounded, but only for
an instant. "Ah. That will do," said
he. "It is always best, wheu possible,
for the jndge personally to inspect the
stolen property. Remove the stolen
property, usher."
Whon the railroad between Moscow
and St. Petersburg wns opened, an old
peasant determined to take a ride on
it to "Mother Moscow." Tho down
express and the up express met nt
Boulogne —half way between St. Pe
tersburg and Moscow—and the passen
gers of both trains were allowed half
an hour for supper.
Among tho people who alighted from
the other train the old peasant reeog
ni/.od a friend whom he had not sooi
for a long time. They had a delightful
chat together over their tea in tho res-
taaraat, and then, without any thought
of what he was doing, the old peasant
boarded his friend's train instead of
his own. The talk wns very merry for
somo time, but nt last, the old man became grave and silent, and appeared
to bo puzzling deeply ov»ir something.
At last, he broke out:
"Ah. Ivan, what a wonderful thing
are these railroads! Here we sit in the
same car, I going to Moscow and you
to St. Petersburg!''
Tho late David Moffat of Denver
once made a trip to Chicago alone,
and when he stepped from tho
Pullman into the crowd on the platform
a sweet, fluffy young thing threw her
self into his arms.
"Oh, dad!" she cried, with a series
of ecstatic hugs. "Oh. papa, dear,
I 'm so glad to—oh! "
She perceived her error and blushed
painfully, but gloriously. '' I—i beg
your  pardon,"  she  stammered.     ''I—
t -thought   you    were   my   papa "
And she tried to escape into tho throng
where she could hide her confusion.
But the gallant empire builder would
have none of such. He still held her
firmly in a quasi, paternal embrace.
"I am not your papa, it is true," ho
whispered tenderly, "bnt I am going
to play that I nm for a while. Don't
try to got away from me, ray dear,.
I'm going to play papa until the police
come.''
When the police came thoy restored
.Mr. Moffat's watch and diamond scarf
pin to him and led the struggling broil
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'' No one knows what I suffered from
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Mr. A. B. Agnew, of Bridgewater. "For
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to digest and assimilate food. I had no
color, my strength ran down and I felt
miserable and nervouB all- tue time. I
always had a heavy feeling after meals
and was much troubled with dizziness
and specks before jay eyes. Dr. Hamilton's Pills were just what I needed.
They have cured every symptom of my
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The following despatch sent, out from
Now Vork sounds the death knell for
racing iu the Empire State this year
and probnbly for manw years to come,
at least until thero is a modification of
the existing State law relative to racing:
"Racing is dead in New Vork State
for this year at least. The Jockey Club
issued a statement to-night saying thnt
because of the adverse legislation it has
been decided by the clubs to make no
application for dates. The Jockey Club
nnnouncomontS] signed by A. Danger
field, secretary,  follows:
" 'At a meeting of the representatives of tho Coney Island Jockey Club,
the Brooklyn .Tockoy Club, the West-
hester Racing Association, the Saratoga Pacing Association, the Quean'«
County Jockey Club, the Empire City
Racing Association, and the Metropolitan Joekey Club, it was decided to
make no application to the State Racing Commission for rncbig dates. As
the so-called directors' liability law ro-
iiiains on the statute books, the same
reason exists as in Boptombor, 1910, for
keeping the course closed, and it is
further decided to make this public an
nouncement.' ''
The extromisits or abolitionists, or
the something worse they mny be call
od, should now bo satisfied. They
havo been tho ineuns of practically devastating uearly thirteen million' dol
lars' worth of property and putting on
the shelf one of the grandest of outdoor sports, nnd for what reason'/
Simply to satisfy the whims of a few
narrow-minded individuals that are opposed to bnokmnking and the poolrooms. It is too bad that tho purists
have been so powerful in their efforts
to destroy racing, for they have given
the sport a set back that it will take
many years to recover from. Fortu
tiately, in Canada the meddlers have
ant been so successful, and wo are to
have a rensonuble amount of racing on
this side, beginning with the Ontario
Jockey Club's spring meeting, whicli
opens May SOtli and oontinuos for sev
en dnys.
Tho family of Hal B., B.IMty, appear
to bo ill fated. First, his sou, Hal 0.,
thnt was in Jack Rom bough's stable,
broke a bone in one of his forelegs at
Montreal during the winter meeting
there, and then the sweet little Hal B.
mare, Jennie Hal, that rneed so consistently during the winter campaign,
broke a hind leg at Midland the lust
of the winter meetings. And there is an
interesting story connected with Jennie
Hal. Her owner, Al. Collins, formerly
of Hamilton, raised her from a weanling and naturally wns very much attached to her, especially as she was a
faithful little mare, always doing hcr
very best when called upon to race, and
those at Midland familiar with her history were not surprised when the tears
rnn down Collins* cheeks nfter he hml
discovered his favorite was done for.
Collins  decided   to  have  the  mare  des-
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troyed, but a good Samaritain appeared in tho person of Frank McMurtry,
grocer, of Midland, who begged Collins
to let him havo the mare so that, he
might mako an effort to savo her. Collins did so, and tho result is that Jennie
Hal is now on a fair way to complete
recovery, Mr. McMurtry, with the us
sistanco of willing hands, had the mare
taken to his stable, and an experienced
veterinary was cnllod in and the mare
mado comfortable as possible iu a
sling after her leg had beeu sot in a
solid plaster cast. Ho attached did the
kiad-hoartod McMurtry become to his
patient that for several days he spent
the greater part of Ins time with her
to keep her from worrying, and don'„
you think that the horse did not appreciate tho kindness of her new own
er! A stand was made in front of her
upon whieh a largo pillow of straw was
made, nnd upon this Jennie Hal now
rests her hoad and enjoys peaceful
sleep, Sho is doing so well, in fact,
that sho is now alilte to rest her in
jured leg on the stable floor, uid Mr.
McMurtry expects to have her in liar
ness by July 1st.
It is his intention to use her as ,i
driver only, and it is safe to sny that
eo greater attachment ever sptung np
between man and beast than that whicli
exists betweeu Mr. McMurtry. the Midland grocer, nnd the lift'1 daughter of
Hal B.
ARTIFICIAL   AGING   OF   WOOD
It is sometimes desired, for artistic
reasons, says La Nature, to give certain wooden articles a tint or aspect
that makes them look older or more
used, so the editor proceeds to tell how
to do it.   Wo read:
"Tho coloration of the wood liy impregnation, to imitate old wood, does
not generally give satisfactory results.
When the wood is subjected to tbe action of ammoniacal gas in the presence
of air ami superheated steam, the ef
fects obtaiuod come nearer to tbo na
turnl effects of age. Tho best way to
imitate old wood is to subject it to the
slow action of moist air and ammonia.
"For this purpose, thc wood is placed
ia ditches in moist soil, free from bac
toria, not clayey and not too sandy,
containing a little humus, ami treated
with 1 to 2 per cont, of lime nnd sal
ammoniac. Cinders do very well for
the constitution of this soil. Amateurs may profitably use this receipt
to age certain articles artificially and
give them a more artistic or more antique appearance."
THE HEEMITS OF EPPING FOREST
The other day, at Stratford, England,
a boy was charged befoie a magistrate
with vagrancy.
He had, it appeared, livod for eight
months in Epping Forest. In the sum
mer and autumn ho slept on the ground
amongflt the leaves, in thc winter he
climbed up the trees'aud slept among
the bra uehes.
The mngistrate was surprised. He
need not have been. There have always
been people living like this in Epping
Forest, and the keepers can tell strange
tales concerning them if they choose
One of the best known was Charlie
Fowler, who lived for twenty-five years
iu a hut of boughs in Monk Wood. He
died four or five yefirs ago, but his
memory is kept green by a portrait of
him which hangs in the saloon bar oi
tho "Wake Arms." a well known for
est hostelry.
Another of the "Epping Hermits,"
us these poor "simple lifers" used t«<
be called, wa.s a man wdio was .-opposed
to have been crossed in love. The keep
ers said that be knew all the deer in
the forest, and could call each by a
mime he had given it, when the aui
mnl would at once come to him if it wns
anywhere within hearing of bis voice.
Vet another woll known hermit was a
man wlio went by the nickname of
"Pipek," because he used to mnke ornamental pipes ont of green rushes and
offer them for sale to visitors at Dick
Turpin's Cave. He slept out in the
Forest, winter and summer alike, for
nearly  for^y years,
TIIE COMING OF APRIL
I hon I'd the foot of April straying down
a sunny glado,
Through     the    beeches'    gay houghed
reaches, gipsy maid;
Soft as springtime raindrops  lulling,
Clear as nightwood shoreward calling,
Stincd the stops of April straying, gone
:i Maying down   the  glade.
I saw her silver lantern lifting through
the evening haze.
Shadow lancing siiver glancing   through
the spring sweet wnys;
Smoke wreaths,   light   as   springtime
dreaming,
'Cor     hor     tlowor-dockod     shoulder
streaming.
From her lantern, fragrant drifting, va
grant shifting through the haze.
Those who met  her, woodland-winging,
through the wind-stirred grass.
Stars burned brighter, hearts were light
er, as they watched her pass;
Morning skies were clearer, bluer.
Hopes were surer, vows were truer,
For the magic of her singing, blossom
bringing gipsy lass.
THE GRAVE OF OARB
We hurled Care in an open grave,
And high, us we tamed the sods,
The laugh and the song and the cheer
we gave
Bang out to the Hill of Gods.
We buried Care with a right good will
And never a sigh guve we,
And over tho mound we danced our till
And planted tbe seeds of glee.
It's many a day since the seeds were
sown
In a single mirthful hour,
Aud up from the mould they ull have
grown
With many a eharming flow 'i.
Thero   are   Blossoms   of   Cheerfulness
Buds of Mirth,
Sprigs of tho Merry Heart;
There are perfumed flower'rs of the Joy
of Earth
And blooms of the Better Part.
Wo water them all as they grow uud
grow
With the tears of our revelry,
And hour by hour they nod nnd blow
To the beautiful sunlit sea.
So sing, oh, sing me a c aru free sung .
And take'mo—I wot not where,
So the sun be warm and tbe day be long
And tlte flow'r's on the grave of <'are.
Tp HERRIOK
The world 's naloep!
The sky is full of stars tonight,
Wind swept, rain-washed, and bright!
The Boar
And Cassiopeia's chair,
The belted   Hunter aud   his  Hound  are
there!
No   intervening  light
Screens the vast infinite.
Soft  Dian's face is hid
Deep, deep,
Amid
The conquering curls of young Kndymi
on 's   hair.
Iu that, warm galaxy
Zoning the chilly bopom of the sky,
A misty net enmeshing golden bees,
Those umbor1 nf the heavenly vine,
Nestling line apples of thine own Hos-
perides,
Those points of flame
Fiee-drawn
Prom the primeval ingot bars
In  that   far nil' material duwu,
When   sung   in   antlphon   the   new onn
sl.irs.
'And those
Which, Herriik. which ;^' thine,-
Ti.e   imperishubl i  tire   th.it   be-m   tliy
namef
Net thine to probe the law rcc,ess(r* i i
the Mother's mind.
Net S'hi'l'ey's rainbow hope,
Heine's  hot   tears,
Nor Wordsworth's wider scope
Of naural laws that bind
ded nml his universe to our own kind.
Thine   ears
Were   not   attuned   to   music   heard   by
them.
Yot   hadsl   thou   Nature's   garment   by
tbe horn;
Thy clear eye cnught the gleam
Of rays
Plashing from mnny a gem
She wears upon the border of her dress.
Ah.  yes!
Thou wast :i seer, and we deem
Thy wisdom  meet   for pruiso.
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Dr. W. T. Shepherd, a noted Waah
ington psychologist, during some ex
periments has discovered that u ani
mal readily recognizes color. Tbrtagb
a process of placing quinine iu Waad
dyed a certain color it was learned M»t
a monkey would avoid it by it« ettor
alone. Those experiments covered ths
greater part of one year, and Mmv
proved beyond a reasonable doubt tfcal
monkeys do possess the lower meatnl
|iowers that humans possess; bat that
such powers diger from those ia Maa
and are generally, but uot alwa/s, in
ferior to similar powers in man. for
instance, they possess perception, mho
times inferior and sometimes twperior
to mau. The sense of smell or s«o«|, is
more highly developed in monkeys than
in man, while the sense of touch is in
forior. All of the experiments acevr
that monkeys have but a faint i.r.-we of
the higher powers- that of reaaoMng.
etc., which man possessed. They show
also that monkeys know the dill'ereiic.e
between colors, and that they hafe *
practicable memory suitable for that
purpose. But it is not known whether
this is the same kind of memory that
man pnsessesses. Oue of the hijjhei
powers it seems fro mtheso experiaients
that monkeys possess only th* mdi
ments. They have something whi«h
corresponds in function to that of
ideas of a lower order, wliich seeia te
answer all practical purposes; tut. no
evidence was found of general notions
or conceptions of a true kind. Uon
keys have a low form of reason, whioh
is npparently lucking in cats and Jogs.
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thnt they possess reason in tho higher
and true sense. These cnnclaeioni
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THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. B.C.
Miss Allandale's Anarchist
(By Peggy Wobling.)
"I am perfectly mire of the facts,
Mr. Wolf."
"Oh!"
'' ftosidofl, I Iuue absolute reliance
oa my Intuition."
"Ah!"
Miss Alliuidalo tapped her lingers uu
pstieutly on the writing-table. Minor;.!
years' experience of editorial indill'er
onee to othor people's grand ideas,
iriuno saved her from Intense disappointment on this particular occasion.
Bhe had called upon Mr. Wolf with
tke newH of a thrilling discovery. Uo
was not at all excited, although he
I fit cii Miss Allaudule and QonsTdorod
hor a. clever littlo woman.
Tho editor of tlte Orb wan big nud
heavily built, of foreign extraction; it
line journalist, but a singularly brusque
and  iiuat.finct.ive man.
8he wuh Hmall and dainty, qutak wit
tad, not Without a touch of insolence,
and with a very good opinion of her
own ability.
Wolf, having looked through bis letters, gave her his full attention. It
was Into iti the evening nml ho wanted'
to get. rid of her.
■'You've discovered an Anachist plot,
hare you?   Why not go to the policef
he asked.    "What's the good of coining here?''
miglit   lie  ahle
"Bxeuse mo from satisfying your
curiosity any farther!,"
She bowed with a most captivating
little air of hauteur and turned away.
Tho dark stranger took a quick stop
to her side,
"One moment more -I implore you!
Vou Elnglish ladies aro so bravo, so
frank, so—what is Uf—unconventional
1 soo tt iu your courtesy to a poor
stranger in a strango land. You jiro
probably a lady of the pon—yes f Am
I  not right!"
'' Vou are certainly right," said
Miss  Allnudule,  in  sheer surprise.
Tlio stranger  at  ouce   broke  into a
torrent   uf words.      lie   told   her   lus
amo, which sounded Russian, entreat
il her not to mistake his frankness for
impudence,    aud    asked     innumerable
questions,
The journalist iu Miss Allaudalo was
keenly alive to any possibilities for
good '"copy," and tho young Hussian
was undoubtedly good copy.
His political viows were decidedly
revolutionary, llo freely admitted it,
nud Nhe could not forget the suggestive
words he was mumbling to himself be
fore bespoke to her.
He had not underestimated her un*
iiivontiouality. Sho decided to make
friends with this elVusive stranger.
What ;t, triumph to discover tne plots
of a wily Hussian! What a delight to
go to Wolf, that hnrsli tonguod ruler of
Tlm Orb, with a journalistic coup to
ball'lo Anarchism!
, What oould she do but cling to her
(abused, despised Anarchist?
Grasping her arm, ho puBlted a wny
towards the door. His strength uud
sudden fury of energy filled her with
admiration. The big Hungarian reeled
on ono side at the quick lunge of his
fist. He seized tho handle of tho door,
threw it opeu, and closed it again bo-
hind them.
Thoy woro alone on tho dimly-lighted
staircase, and at the same timo thoy
heard a violent knocking at the strept
door ami a loud poal of the boll.
Tho Russian, taking her hund in his ■
firm, but not ungentle, grasp, led her]
downstairs into tho dark little passage.
Thero was the sound of several impatient voices on the outer side of tho
door, whilo tho knocking aud ringing
went on without ceasing for a minute.
'' Tho police!' * exclaimed tho Russian. *'lt is what you call a raid—
they must not find you here. Come,
wo will make our exit elsewhere."
Tho passage ended in a dingy kitch
en, and they groped their way into a
backyard, surrounded  by a  high stono
I hose criticisms have lod more than
one bachelor to speak out of the fullness of experience in tho guests' de-
One   num   0f   limited   means
fence.
...uu ui iiuiireu means
found himself at a house party whoro
it was taken for granted that all tho
guests would play baccarat for twenty-
live dollar stakes. At tho end of the
lirst evening he owed his host five hundred dollars. On tho second day, tho
play went in his favor, but in the ond,
ho had to borrow money from tho butler
in order to tip the rest of the servants
before ho left.
■•I   thought
use a special urtlclo-  " site began.
'Head if, my dear girl, send itl" he
mtei ruptod.    "Of   course,   it   looks   tn
ine like  bloomin*  nonsense " [     .,  ,       ----—••■■
.. Hut, alas!  she  was  wholly  unable to
"I assure you   I  ''eve seen Uie muii hat0( !ls sll0 m it WJ1S uor duty to (lo
hanging    round     tho     West-End     for tnQ imsiwp(H.tjn,,  dark eved stranger iu
days I"  it  was her ium to Interrupt; „ kfa__Bt.it.riii
"T  noticed   him   lirst   outside   Bucking    '   ", ' "M  '''    ,
ham Palace, thon ut the National Gal-   , "?l m?f* she J*™, of him, the ...oro
lery, then iti Downing Streot." \*h?t hltl"1 ■*»"■- 11l,,,,,r ctace meetings
,   .    ,.   ,      ,      .-.       i    .      ,    I""11' Was mutually pretended tliev wen
/''"""I   <0oh Imp/       asked    thaUftBM   moetlttgS-showod   him  to  be i
flditor. »    , .   mnn of good tOBto and invariable coitr
•Vcv. hul  shutter -foreign-  thoro n|fM„     Ro vvna demonstrative and hot
hi
nl,
ii.ng   imlocribubly
Why should  he  hai.nl  oir
Mint   win
untubic
■lo
ggostod .\l
I    be   sei/.,
promonil
ladyl"  s
^'"'.'Jliejide.l.    ami    Miss    Allandale's     i
1,||I,,M'I science  was  pricked   by  the  knowledge
... .. j of liis willingness to confide in hor. She
• "IJHfelt her power, but trombled to use it,
' !      Tracking down an Anarchist was not,
'"     "'  after all, llie good sport she had anticipated.
the
dale
Ihn
[hod to
irsell - and rose to hei
;ht, Mr. Wolf, I'll sen
ou  tracking down ni
do   he
An
••Send any thing ou earth you like,
hut   go  now!'" said   Mr.   Wolf.
She walked quickly downstairs, not
quite certain whether she had made a
fool of horsolf or not. Her eyos wero
dnugorously bright, for uho was a sennit.vo girl wilh all hor self possession,
and hotly resented the discipiue of such
savalior treatment as Mr. Wolf's, even
though she realized it was not uhiillv
undeserved.
liv the time she reached the door
Miss Allaudalo Imd recovered herself,
smilingly nodded good nlghl to the
door keeper, and turned into float
S'trflot. K\ Pry minute her interview
ivith the editor of the Orb becamo more
ri die uio tis in recollection, her sense ol
humor alone saving her from utter humiliation.
AbsorboH iu those thoughts, she almost ran inlo a nmn at the corner of
(Hmueory Lane. Miss Allandale start-
ed back, looked up, and found herself
ice with the supposed Aniirch
e   night,  two   months
I l'n 1   talk   outside   the
, Miss Allandale and I
by  appointment,  at
I or a second Ihey stared at each
othor blankly. Then his expression
.•banged, lie did not smile, but a sudden light seemed to spring into his dark
•yes—wonder, delight, admiration—and
the girl instinctively drew a roil ovor
hor onn frank gaze, passed him by, and
Wftfl painfully conscious of :i sudden
flush to her checks.
The boh joumnlisl wont home in a
vory unsettled slate uf mind. Sho Imd
always prided, herself on the possession
of strong com (nonsense and cunlempt
tor sentimentality, but it wus Impossl
i'le for her to forget, do what sho
would, the expression Oil the stranger's
face. Tlieir ihree former meetings
it ruck her ns remarkable coincidences,
ami they met again, on the following
4ny, outside the British Museum!
She recogni/ed him instantly. lle
waH Standing on the steps, peering
around, with a slouel) hat pulled down
ever his oyos. Strangely agitated by
his snd Ion appearance, she stopped for
ii minute on the stono path, apparently
absorbed  in admiration of Ihe pigeon
met
I >ea
A journalist friend, to whom she had
coufidod her interest iu revolutionary
polities, had given her a letter of Intro-
duel ion to a certain Hungarian, in
whose house it was customary to hold
monl lily meet ings. Sho had hoped to
hear startling doctrines, but was doomed to disappointmo.it. ^^^^^^^_
There was not more than a do/en
people all told; the nir was blue with
tobacco; the speeches wero on a par
with street corner oratory, nud the only
thing which gave life and interest to
tho meeting was the frequent spurring
between the chairman, au obstinate,
slow Englishman, and an excitable little
frenchman. There wus nothing to suggest a coming fray.
The hand some young Russia n at her
side, who did not applaud-the sweep
iug, to her inexperience, in the suppres-
us she expected, studied Miss Allan
■ lule's profile with frank, smiling ad-
miration. Hi' mado her feel uncom
fortablo and wretched. Ile was so en
tirely unconscious uf hcr "tracking
down."
Tho dogged manner of the chairman
amused her. There was nothing alarming, to her inexepriouce, in the suppros
sod passion of a man of his type, She
thought he was merely stupid, and joined, not Ill-naturedly, in the laughter
evoked ut his expense by the fluent
Prouchtnnu.
"Do you agree with nil this talky-
tulle V said the Russian, suddenly,
bending  towards her.
She tumorl her eyes lo his face with
some  surprise,  answer!iin  his question
by asking another.
' 'Of course you do?''
lie  shrugged  his  shoulders  and  then
shook  his head.
*'Vou can't deceive me any longer,"
she went on, moved by an unaccouiit-
ttblo impulse to speak lhe truth, "I
know your real opinions -und I ahotuin-
te them. They are Inhuman am! heart-
ess. Vou, and men like yon. would
Imve the innocent suffer with the
guilty. Vou attempt to justify the
ime of whole-ale murder."
The  vouuir  Russian   lookod   at  hcr
See! We climb ovor—we drop into
nnother stroet—wo escape from my
Anarchist frionds very pleasantly, ls
it not Hiif" asked the young Russian.
"I can't climb ovor!" protostod
Miss Allandalo.
Ves, my brave little ouet I smash
the bits of glass bottlo—so—with my
stick, t throw my coat across—1 pull
myself up—uow give me your two
hands. Cornel"
Miss Allandale nover knew how she
managed it. She was only conscious of
a grip like steel at her wrists, a second's wild serainblo, a brief respite at
the top of the wall, and a dropping
down into the arms held up to roeoivo
hor.
They were iu a quiot back streot, as
the Russian had foreseen, with not a
soul  in  view.
Now wo'll hunt for u taxi," he
said, wiiii great coolness.
" Uut where shall we go?" gasped
the lady  journalist.
To tlm nllices of Tho Orb." roplied
the   Russian.
The harsh -tonguod tyrant, Wolf, received tho two fugitives from Anarchism in his private room, and listened
to their story with tolerable patience.
Miss Allandalo was stupid with surprise. The Russian and the editor had ■
d each other liko old friends. Mr.
THE GIRL AND THE HABIT
The critics have assailed every source
of inspiration sa'# one. To that ono we
nro driven for our moral theme. Whon
we levied upon tho masters of old they
gleefully dug up the parallels to our
columns. When we strove to Hot forth
real life they reproached us for trying
to imitate Henry George, Oeorge Washington, Washington Irving and Irving
BttCheUer, Wo wrote of tho Wost asd
Kast. and they accused us of both .Uw.se
and Henry .lames. Wo wrote from our
heart.—and thev said something about
disordered liver. We took a text from
Matthew, or—or—-yoa, Deuteronomy,
but the preachers were hani.noriug
away nt tho inspiration idea before wo
could get Into type. So, driven to the
wall, we go for onr subject matter te
the reliable, old, moral, unassailable
vatle mectim—the unabridged dictionary.
Miss Merriam was cashier at Hln*
kle's. IIinkle's is one of the big downtown restaurants. It is in what the
papers call tho '' financial district.''
Each day from lii o'clock to 1! Hinkle's
was full of hungry customers—messenger boys, stenographers, brokers, owners of mining slock, promoters, inventors with patents pending—and also
people with money,
Tho enshiership at Hinkle's was uo
linocuro. Etlnkle egged and toasted and
griddlo-cnkod and coffeed a good many
customers; ami lie lunched (as good a
word us "dined") many more. Jt,
might lm saitl that Hinkle's breakfast
crowd was a contingent, but his lun
hcmi patronage amounted lo a horde.
Miss Merriam sat on a stool at. a
desk inclosed on three sides by a strong,
high fencing of woven brass wire.
Through n arched opening at the bottom
you thrust your waiter's check and the
money,   while   your   heart
must have had your salary raised, Mr
Wilson ... I seen you ou Sixth avenue Tuesday afternooa, Mr. Do Forest
—swell?—oh, my! who is Bhef . . .
What's tho mnttor with it?— why, it
ain't monoy—whutf—Columbian half
—well, this uiu't South America . . .
Ves, I like tho mixed best—Friday?—
awfully sorry, but 1 take my jiu-jitsu
lesson on Friday—ThurBduy, then . . .
Thanks—that's sixteen times I've been
told that this morning—I guess I
must bo beautiful . . . Cut that out,
please—-who do yuu think 1 am? . . .
Why, Mr. Wostbrook—do you really
think so?-—tho idea!—ono—eighty and
think so/—the ideal—ono—eighty aud
twenty's a dollar—thank you over so
much; but t don't over go automobile
riding with gentlemen—your aunt?—
well, tuut's different—perhaps . . -
Plenso don't got fresh—your chock was
fifteen cents, I believe—kindly stop
aside and lot . , . Hollo, Hen—Coming
around Thursday evening?—there's a
gentleman going to send nround a box :
of chocolates, and . . . forty und j
sixty is a dollar, nnd ono is two . , , "
About the middle of one afternoon
tho drizzly goddu*.; Vertigo—whose
wkoBo other name is Fortune—suddenly smoto aa old, wealthy and eccentric
banker whilo ho was walking past
Hinkle's, on his way to a street car.
A wealthy and eccentric baukor who
rides in street cars is—move up, plouso;
others.
A Samaritan, a Pharisee, u man, and
a policeman who were first on tho spot
lifted Banker MeBarasey and carried
him into Hinkle's restaurant. When,
tho aged but indestructible banker
opened his eyes ho saw a beautiful!
vision bending ovor him with a pitiful,
tender smile, bathing his forelmd with
hoof tea and chafing his hands wilh
something frapjie out of a chafing dish.
Mr. AleRamsoy sighod, lost a vest
button, gazed with deep gratitude upou
his fair prcservoress, and thon recovered   consciousness
stood near by pulling a pule blond aad
puzzled whisker.
"Miss Mc Ramsey hus faiited,"
some oue expluinod.
To make a cake without eggs, rub
a quarter of a pound of good drippiflg
into a pound of flour, add a quarter of
a pound of sugar and six ounces »f air-
rants. Dissolve a quarter of an buhco
of carbonate of soda in half a pint of
sour milk, mix this with tho dry ingredients, beat for a minute nr two, and liaise
immediately in a greased tin. If baked
steadily for two hours au excellent oake
will be produced.
Xew that lamb is coming into sea
sou the following hint, to improve Uie
appearance of the inevitable mint uaaae,
Ishoulil be widely appreciated. After the
I mint has been washed, and the leaves
are ready for chopping, sprinkle a swaU
quantity of vinegar ovor them before
they are cut up. This will keep thtm
qillto green, and do away with the
brownish colored sauce which sometimes
appears at the table.
t   - J'OUr   heart   went   pit a
Wolf explained  the situation  in   jerky      ]''i',r, ^lliis   Merriam   was   lovelv  aud
"   S^m'wS 6 ?uUf  tflke 46 cenfcfl «*
Indy, when you talked |..  n *- ' .   luul ro£usQ aB °ffor of mar-
'K«"»'«,i™  k jnagB   before   you   could-Nextl-lost
lour (h.mce—pieaso don't shove.   Sh
mteucoB,
'tor  their     "Now, ymin„  ,  „	
ritish Mu that rot about discovering au Amir
Anarchist clitst, I never guessed you had spotted
the top of m.v sight-sooin' cousin, Michael Iva-
nitch, just arrived from Moscow. Hut
when he culled hero on the self-same
uight. I put two and two together.
How did I do that?" asked tho editor,
sharply. "Well, he raved about a pretty girl he hnd passed in Fleet Stroet,
nt the corner of Chancery Lane. Ry his
description I knew it was you, so 1
told him of your terrible suspicions. He
made a bet he would induce you to
'track him down' as a dangerous Anarchist.
"I told him you were going to the
British Museum on the following day,
so he knew where to look for you. It all
began iu a joke, but lately, I don't
know why, Michael has turned repentant. Says he feels like u scoundrel
for deceiving you. Perhaps you can
understand   him—I  can 't! "
I am ashamed of myself for all my
cruel thoughts!" exclaimed Miss Allan-
dale. "I said that I hated and despised
you, Mr. t van itch, and I believed 1 had
tracked you down!"
d No! It is 1 who must plead for
forgiveness.    Cm.  vou over forgive me,
dearest-Miss Allandale?" said the
Russian.
She answered very softly. Mr. Wolf,
who wns bonding over his work, looked
at thom both shrewdly for li minute.
Then Ito smiled an iiuutmnlly kind ami
Indulgent smile.
"Oo and discuss the matter in the
noxt room. I'll seo that you're not dis
turbed," said ho. "Oct out of my
olliee! Come back agaiu presently—but
-on needn't hurry."
LITERARY MEN AS DIPLOMATS
The practice of selecting a distill
..uished Literary man for the diplomatic
ami consular service ih a foreign coun
try is one almost entirely associated
with   the   United   States,   notable
-- -- -, " '" ,""; i"iiw«*|    'id,,   voung   Russian    look.
lhe unknown man. directly he caught  humbly, but there was a  pucker al
iht  ol   her, lounged down  the s'eps ,lis  ,illv _,|u,   aggravating   pucker
id  at  a I
with   rnpt
and  dnlibbrutoly  took  hi.
little   distance,   also   gU?Jli|
Ayes at Ihe pigeons.
Mie was about to walk away, care
fully itUOOflSoious of his existence, when
a peculiar word caught her onr.
''Bombfl!" she heard, in a low, deep
whisper,   "Bombs!"
Bho started slightly, listening witn
itt mi nod  dttoutloil.    The stranger  drew
little   nearer,    lle   was   muttering  lo
himself.    She   c
now and ngain,
"Buckingham
. Uorouittii
\ on ihi late
Mm Anmi'lnl
ed, with ,i grent
dark slrmj^er.
ed   from   his   fi
knew her again.
uld   o
Polar
nlv  hour
llo
slu
.     Kill
.   .   ,   Rovongo,   .   .
shuddered: then turn
iffort, and stared at thr
The scowl ist;.ully pass
fill o.    She   saw   llml   he
i.    lie pulled elf his hnt,
a swarthy, lean, but singularly
mnu.
irdon me!
n accent,
or- -1 ho,,
nportinonl
' hi
aipprcssod amusement that added fuel
to her smouldering temper. 11 burst
into n blaze.
'' I   despise  yon   ns   an   Anarchist!"
• he said. "I  will havo nothing nunc to
<lo   with   you.      (i I night!    No   you
must nut yo with me, Stop with your
friends.    Vou arc worthy of thom.
The necessity ot' talking in whispers
had not made this re vein tion of her
fenllugs easier for Miss Allandale, and
.her own agitation had deafened her lo
jthe uolsos in the room, but us she rose
• in her feet there was a sudden uproar.
[ The chairman, gonded beyond en
'durance, seized the little .''louclimuu bj
the throat, ahoolt bim like a terriei
.shakes a rat. and threw him nil' wit!
[such violence tlml. lie fell, sprawling
■ am! spluttering, into the group of met
sitting    behind.        One    of    them    wai
Icnockod   over.   The   little   Frenchman
I was   dragged   to  his   feet,  und,   furious
r. .-y ,i./u i siiovo. one
could keep cool and collected while she
collected your check, givo you the correct change, win your heart, indicate
the toothpick stand, tind rate you to
a quarter of a cent bettor thau Brad-
street could to a thousand in less time
than it takes to popper au egg with one
of Hinkle's casters.
Thore is au old and dignified allusion
to the "fierce light thnt beats upon a
throne." The light that beats upon the
young lady cashier's cage is also something fierce. The other fellow is responsible for the slang.
Every male patron of Hiultle's, from
the A. D. T. boys up to the curbstouo
brokers, adored Miss Merriam. When
they paid their checks they wooed her
with every wile known to (.'lipid's art,
Between the meshes of the brass railing went smiles, winks, compliments,
tender vows, invitations to dinner,
sighs, languishing looks and merry hunter that was wafted pointedly back by
the gifted Miss .Merriam.
There is no coign of vantage more
effective than the position of young
lady cashier. She sits lliere, easily
queen of the court of commerce; she
is duchess of dollars and devoirs, countess uf compliments and coin, leading
lady of love ami luncheon. Vou take
from her n smile and a Canadian dime,
and you go your way uncomplaining.
Vou count tho choory word or two that
she tosses you as misers count thoir
treasures; and you pocket the ehungu
for n live ttneomputed. Perhaps the
brass-bound Inaccessibility multiplies
er charms—anyhow, she is a Shirt-
wn ist ed angel, immaculate, trim, imini-
-urod, seductive bright eyed, ready,
ilerl —Psycho, Circe and Ate in one,
lOparating you from your circulating
medium after yonr sirloin  medium.
The young meu who broke bread nt
Hinkle's never settled with the cashier
    ...,,.rv^,   .i..i....i«'   ua-j without au exchange of bandinage aad
nniplos of the choice being seen iu BUCb open compliment.    Many of them went
Illustrious men as .lames Russell [Jowolllto greater lengths ami dropped promis
■    ■■ orv hints nf tlwui*-" *'■' ■■■
To tho Seaside Library all who aro
anticipating a romam-o! Banker Mc*
Ramsey had nn aged nnd respected
wife, and his sentiments toward Miss
Merriam were fatherly, llo tnlkoil to
her for half an hour with interest—■
not the kind thnt went with his talks
during business hours, The next day
ho brought Mrs. McRnmsey down to
seo her. The old couple woro childless
—they bad only a married daughter
living in Brooklyn,
To mnko a short story shorter,  the
beautiful cashier won the' l.niiri"'"1'* !!,u|ljr° to old  and   voung  Dodd
jjood old ..couple, They came t„' u;H ^ Btaud witll(illt 4 0,'ual
1. with a strong ni„i mil!auiited, made n leap for lit
M
* Ilul   I   am   a   pe
I  a m  uot-what. y<
Will   vou  gracious
am,    If  this    Is   vm
Is it mil lonal prope
answorei
the
v-ii
ni      ^^_
;    Tho  Hungarian and others promptly
joined tho Pray.   The political meeting
i Imd changed Intn n free light.
I     Miss  Allandalo, lhe only  woman  iu
the room, did nol scream, lint stnggorod
' agaiust   the  wall,  struck   by  an  overturned  bench,    In an   Instant she felt
more   question—you UJio arms of the young Russian thrown
King lives at the BO  around her.    lie was tllO one calm man
II  the Buckingham? itl the room,
nister in the dull streot      The clminuan, all his stolidity gono,
a!     Ves?" luid eome to blows with tho man who
I said, look  '■ \ViU\  p,.,,,,  knocked  down   In  Ihe  fall  of
inning eyos. m10 little  Frenchman,   The Hungarian
curiosity      blocked the only exit to the room. Miss
Allandale could see uo way of oscnpo.
ur prune
nnd  Downing.'      \
'Why do you ask?" si
at lilm with storu, quel
A   purpodo of  my  own
Wise -until ,-s vim know tho virtues
of Mother i«!jt\ es" Worm Rx term inn
tor always have il al hand, because it
proves its vnlue,
ami Bret Harte, though Ambassndui
Bryce in Washington shows England is
trying to return the compliment. Now,
Portugal is in the running, for Senor
Tolxeira Comes, the newly appointed
minister in London, has wou fame as
an art critic, novelist, dramatist, and
explorer.
The ex tutu 1st or, Marquis de Soveral,
is a friend of kings, and a trained dip
lom.itist. The uew minister has not
previously held a diplomatic post, but
'"* : an accomplished and lutorosting
man, a grandson of one of N'apole.m's
ofllcers. Born in 1802, he spent twenty
yenrs of his life travelling iu all pans
the worhI, his chief exploit being
exploration of the Sahara desert.
llis   reputation   as  a   novelist   rests  ou
Agostn A/ul" ("Blue August), while
r| le-tst one of his dramas, • 'Sabinfl
Pri ore,'' Is pognrdod as a Portoguoso
lassie.
Although most of the men Eugland
sends abroad to represent her Interests
are unimaginative men of the ofm-inl
slump, there is a close connection be
tween the govern ment oflices in Lou
don and literature. Maurice II iwlott,
before he wou fame, was omployod in
tho Record olliee. W. H. .In
ti
d ^■^^^____^_^^_
Kdmund Gosso is still libariau of tin
House of Lords, while many a gov*..
ment clerk coins his ample leisure int
dollars by writing for the nmga>:ines.
ory hints ol theatre tickets aud chore
late-;. The oldei men spoke plainly of
orange blossoms, generally withering
the tentative petals bv after allusions
to llailem flats. One broker, who had
beea squeezed by copper, proposed to
Miss Merriam more regularly than he
ate.
During 0 brisk luncheon hour Miss
Merriam's conversation, while she took
money for checks, would run Ruinothlng
like   thi-:
"Cood morning, Mr. [Tasking- sir?-
It's natural thank vou—don't he quite
so fresh . . .Hello, Johnny—ton, Uf
teen, twenty- chase along now or
they'll lake the letters off your cup . .
.  Bog,  pardon    count   it   again,  pleWQ
- od. don '|  mention ii   .   .   .   vuudo-
v ilie,' thanks; not on your mov ing
plotUro—1   Was  tn see. Carler  iu   lie Ida
Onblor oli Wednesday night with MrJ
limmoiis   .   .   .   'Sense  me,   I   thought
that  was a  quart or   .   .   .   Twenty -live
nml ;-eventv five's a dollar—got* thai
in and cabbage habit vel 1 see, Hilly
. . Who are you addressing --say—
n'II get nil that's coming to ymi iu
inlniilo . . . oh. fudge! "Mr. Bassett
you're always  fouling -no—?    We"
maybe 1 'II marry you some .day—thrt
. tot  up figures in  the suvinos bnuk ?  ,V         ",'mur.v you sonic .day—three,
emirtment  of the Oonoral  Post-Omco ,,,,r 7,"1 MX,v five is five .  .  . Kindly
Mniund  (losse is still libariau of the ■   P       '"  r(MM!II'l;t1 '" yourself, if you
rmian   »f   \.nissla     ..-l.JU          pIC'ISC     .      .      .     »|«,,|i     Cllls .'    - \,.n«<,     ,'	
POKER    OUSTING    BRIDGE    IN
BRITAIN
Partly as a result of the moderating
influence of the court, gambling foi'
high stakes nt bridge is slowly on the
leerease in Knglund. But. as a matter
if fnct, this game has been hard hit
by fhe growing popularity of poker,
which influential Americans have Intro
.need.
At more thuu one mansion in He!
rafia, regular poker parties are hold,
nd the craze is spreading to the conn
fry houses. Hosts and hnvfes*es have
lately beon scoring ihe general run of
English week end guests for their in
gtatlttldo and general lack of considcra
tion.
Ten cents .'--'sen
jtue check calls for seventy—well, may
he it is a one instenil uf a seven . . .
oh. do ynu like it thai way, Mr. Saun-
der,.* some prefer 0 pomp; but they
sny this Cloo de Merodv does suits re
fined features . . . nnd ten is flftv
. . . Hike along lliere, buddy; don't
Cike this for u Conoy Mand ficket
liootb . . . Huh?— why, Mncy's—don't
i! fit nice? Oh. no. it Isn 't too cool-
those light weight fabrics is all the go
this scrison . . . Come iiguin, plbUBC
Hint's the third lime vou've tried lo—
whnt?- forget if -that lead quarter is
au old friend of mine .   .   . Hixty-flvo?
^^^^^^^Jhey came to Hiu-
Bgaln and again; they invited
her to (heir old-fashioned homo in ono
of the Kast Seventies. Miss Merriam's
winning loveliness, her sweet frank
noss aad impulsive heart took then
by storm. They said n hundred times
that Miss Merriam remiadod them so
much of tlieir lost daughter. The
Brooklyn matron, nee McRnmsey, had
the figure of a Buddha and n faco like
tho ideal of an art photographer. Miss
Merriam was a combination of curves,
smiles, roso leaves, pearls, satin and
hair-tonic posters. Knough of the fatuity of parents.
A month after the worthy couple be
came acquainted with Miss Merriam,
she stood before Hinkle ono afternoon
ami   resigned   her  cashiership.
"They'ro going to adopt me." sho
told the bereft restaurateur. "They're
funny old jieople, but regular dears.
Ami the swell home they have got!
Say, Hiukle, there isn't auy use of
talking—I'm on the la carte to wear
brown duds und goggles- iu a whiz
wagon or marry a duke at. least.
Still, I somehow hate to break out of
the old cage. I've been cashiering so
long 1 feel funny doing anything olse.
I'll miss joshing the fellows awfully
when they line up to pay for (ho buckwheats   and-      lint   I   can't   let   this
ehai     slide.      And    they "ro   awfully
good, Hinkle; I know I'll have a swell
time. Vou owe me niue-sixty-two and
a half for the week. Cut ont the half
if it hurts ynu, Hinkle."
And they did. Miss Merriam became
Miss Rosa McRnmsey. And sho graced
the transition. Beauty is only skin
deep, but tho nerves lie very near to the
skin. Nerve—but just hero will you
oblige uie by perusing agaiu the quota-!
lion with whieh this story begins.'
The McRnmsey's poured out money
like domestic champagne to polish their
adopted oue. Milliners, dancing mas-1
ters and private tutors got it. Miss *
er Mc Ramsey was grateful loving,
ami tried to forget Hiukle. To give
ample credit to the adaptability of the
American girl, Hinkle's did fade from
Iut memory ami speech most of tho
, time.
1 Not one will remember wheu tho Karl
of Ilitivbury camo to Kast Sevonly —
street, America, ile was only a fair
to medium earl, without debts, and he
created little excitement. But you will
surely remember tho evening when the
Daughters  of  Benevolence  held  their
Imzunr    in    the    W I'-A a   Hotel.
Por ymi were ihero, aud you wrole a
note to Fannie on Hie hotel paper, and
mailed it, just to show her lh it you
did not/ Very well; that was the evening the baby was sick, of course.
Ai ihe bnr.nnr the fttcRtuusoys were
prominent. Miss Mer er McRnmsey
was OXqulsItolj beautiful, The Karl of
Hltosbury had heen very attentive m
her since he dropped iu lo have a look
at America.   Al tl hurity bazaar the
all'air was supposed lo be going fo be
pulled off to a finish. An eai! is Ofl
good as a duke. Bettor, llis standing
may he lower. Imt his outstanding nr
counts are also lower.
Our    ex young-lady cashier    was    as
signed to a' booth.   She was expected to
sell    worthless    nrtldofl    fo    nobs    am!
snolis nt  exorbitant  prices.    Tin
COOds  of   the   bazaar   were   to   In
GRAND OLD MAN
CF.THE PRAIRIE
DECLARES HE OWES HIS SPLENDID HEALTH TO DODD'S
KIDNEY PILLS
Suffered For Twenty-five Years Frem
Rheumatism nud Kidney Disease—
.Three Boxes of Dodd's Kidney Pills
.Made Him a New Mau
Swift Curront, .Sask.—(Special),—
Sovonty-six yoars of age, but strwg
and healthy, Mr. J*. I'. Lackey of this
place is one of the grand obi men of the
prairies. But Mr. Lackey has uot always enjoyed his present health. "Por
twenty-live yenrs," ho says, " I suffered from R lieu mat ism, whicli I inherited. I was nervous. My limbs
would swell and 1 had a severe pain
across the back. I also lunl ft heavy
dragging sensation ncross the loins. I
am a well man to-day and I attribute
it all to three boxes of Dodd's Kidney
I'ills. My Rheumatism and Kidney Disease havo entirely disappeared.
Mr. Lackey is showing his appreciation uf Dodd's Kidnoy i'ills by buying
them and present ing them to his
has joined the great army
of these who have learned from their
e.vjierieuce lhat us a giver of new
jfo to old and young  Dodd's  Kidney
THEY INTEREST AND AMUSE
THE WHOLE FAMILY
The Myttic
Dream Book
.IU, to U» <Ma.li*.
mtStmmt. W*i mt-rt
a>f«UI,t~*
25c
Toasts and
Ballads"
li ■ tmk rem ehoeti
-me. UeeUee feini pwe-
t-Ve the bwt aolJMtte
et teettM •*« eeeAe. II
•MUiu lb* word* et
eeme et Um Ins! kanra
•■dhul Imd k
■ •■I pattpali
15«
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Leaf Reciter
•W lot mt CU.
yuutwmm,
___*__fJAl_tm, tnm
Mm written af  suit.
g—or, tfllll.B   £
tuts*.Ml MM l,t..m
C—fSUm _mi llMtMM
warn. .*.., n_
Robinson's
e*A alModwa
Conundrum
■ 1.M
W-tm    12c
kmj *l am. *w*k» wUI b« mm m
r*e*ipt al tk* trie. »..Hnri *b.n to
ITAMPS m nto.   Far m. d.lUr .U
A** -em., uw jwt*.
McLEOD & ALLEN
42 Adelaide St West • Toronto
f  •
i"
III!
CeSUl
for  giving  lln'  i»mr  cliildr
slums il Chlistllllls tliu-.    Sliyl  'lill .Vun
ovor v.uiiilcr u'Iiimt they j;»'t tliti other
'iiil.»
Miss McKninsoj—lioniitiful, pnlpltu
tiiirt, oxcitcil, churmlng, ni<Ii:nii (Ini
tored about in hor booth. An Imitation
brass   notwork,   wilh   :i   lillle  orchod
oning, foticoil hof in.
Almig <..,,.. in,. Earl, naitrod, doll
c:ilf. ui.|.|ir;iti.. n.liuiiiiig - mliiiiriiig
greatly, nnd fnrod tlio open li'icltot.
'' Y-ui look Ldiawining, ;"ii know—
'pnn inv wnni yon ,1" my deflh." ba
anid, bognlltnglv.
.Mi-s McRnmsoy whirled around.
"Cut llml joshing mil." she snid,
coolly mul briskly, "Who do you Ihink
von nfo talking t. ' Vour chook please,
uh. lordyl "
I-n I ruiiH ui' die bnztiar bocftmo nwnre
it' ii I'liiiiiiiiitiuti nml pressed nround a
eerlnin booth.   The Knrl »f Hllesbury
tuat
limpet
Chinfe thai Haplaf, UMleu liorse
Into | tw.d, mr.ltSsv hotM, wllllag
»»J e«f«r to do t pwl ity. work.
Doa't let a Sj.'la, Carb, Splint,
•Praia, Ua|aaaa or ..j atker Ume.
art. keep y.ut Wraa lit the .table.
Care It wltk
Kendall's
Spavla Core
It eaiae MttAmm.   takTlaf   a   Mar,
Umiah ar www Mn k.eaaatlHae.
Mt hll.ler.
NM aa ha, I.C., }«aa Mth IWO
"Uare haaa aalat mr Ualm.nl |Dr
—.. —.     uj — ior
yaart aa* Will a* mwtt J*, nartaeat,
km Ut haaa ,»>iil tt tarMytaia.•'
■■oe— eaMOK.
a, a _m I la. m, aaMllntlw
HUBa'  W^   VSP4   wm   em   eWifl.
tth tat e*a*_m \W Ml, i JJTJa
ear*. " ar wiHa aa ter aaaf. M
sas.!.—sasMenmfcu. TIIK ISLANDER, t'l'MUKHI.AN'h, B.O
SOME FINE LOTS IN
COURTENAY
On The Road to Union Bay.
&■      LOOK AT THE SIZE AND LOCATION
UNION BAY   ROAD
Caurttttisj Upcru ftolul
13.
12.
11.
10.
9.
8.
7.
6.
,vuci Idt Haiti    aI
I
COMOX LOGGING A RAILWAY CO
PRICES
Lot 1, |300   Lotn 3 ami 4, $250    Lot 5, $325.   Lot 6, ?97.r>    Lot 7, S250
Lots 8, 9, 10, 11 »nd 12, $250   Lot 13, *27u
Situate about 300yards from Courtenay Opera House.     ALL LOTS CLEARED.    Terms, Third
Cash, Balance, 6, and 12 Months-
G.R. Bates, bxclusive (Conrteaaj
AT   STUD
ST-AJSTD-A-HD & KBGISTBBBD
KING   ARNOLD
ITO-     4:5712
WILL BE FOR SERVICE DURING THE SEASON
TERMS:-$25 TO INSURE, $10 AT TIME OF SERVICE, BALANCE
WHEN MARE IS KNOWN TO BE IN FOAL.
[lpateick:.
People's
TEA
is sold by
McPhee &
Morrison
 GENERAL    MBRBHBNT8          f_     {***
Courtenay      d.VS.
at 40c
This TEA is a Special
Blend and well worthy
of a Utrial, so do not fail
to TRY IT.
PUBLIC SERVICE ACT.
THE qualifying examinations fur Third
olnaa dorks, Junior Clerks, an
Stenographers will be held ar the follow
ing places, commencing on Monday the
3rd July next:—Armstrong, Chilliwack,
Cumberland, Golden, Grand Forks.Kam*
lo ps, ICasli., Kilowiia, Ladysmith, Nan
aitini. Nelson, New Westminster, N-.rtIt
Vancouver, Peachland, Revelatol e, It br-
land, Salmon Arm, Suiiiiiierlitn.l, Van-
couver, Vernon, and Victoria.
Candidates must be British subjeots be
tween the ages of 21 and M0. if for Third
class Clerks; anil between Ili anil 21, il
for Junior Clerks or atunnKraplierii.
Applications will not be accepted if re.
ceived later than 10th J une next.
Further informatiun, together with application forms, may be obtained from
the undersigned.
P. WALKER,
Registrar, Publio Service
Victoria, B. C, 27th, Kill. ap27
NOTICK is her by given tlmt the
next meeting of the Bnard of License
Cimmissiiiiit'ra of the Cily uf Cnmlu-i-
land, I intend tn apply for a renewal < f
the hotel license held by ine fnr the New
England lintel, situated nu the east half
of lot 3, in block ii, Cumberland Town-
Bite.
JAMES WALTERS.
Dated this 15th duy of May, lllll.
HEALTH ACT
Regulations for the Sanitary Cor-
trol ol' Lumber, Mining  and
ether Camps, Sawmills and
other Industries tituated in
Unorganized Districts.
1. Every employer ol labour in any
lun beting, mining construction tr
other camp, sawmill, or otber industry situated in any portion ol an unoi
ganized diatiiot, shall, upon tbe establishment ol each and every camp oi
woik, for'bwitb notify Ihe Hanitnry In
speotor ol ibe provinoe ol the estsb
litbment ol tbe same, and wben rt-
quested to doeo shall furnish suoh pai
tirnlare as may be required by tbe -aid
lusteotor.
2. Tbe owner, manager, agsnt oi
foriinan ol any lumber, mining, oi
olher camp, sawmill, or other industry locaii d witiiin an unorganized distric , shall, in conneetionwitii every
sucb industry nr works, be respoosibl,
for the ex.oution and enforcement o
aoy regniai.u herein contained oi
hereafter to be adopted.
3. II in theopii.hu ol tbe Sa-itarj
Inspector t be site ol any camp or works
is unhealthy or unsanitary, be may or
dei the removal of suoh camp or Wuiks
to some other site tu be selected b)
bim.
4. Any bouse, tent, or dwelling occupied by tbe employees engaged in
auy industry located withiu aoy unorganized district shall ooutaiu suflicient cubio leet ol air space for every occupant thereof ss may in eacb instanci
be deemed uecessary by tbe Banitarj
Inspector, a d sball lurtber be provid
edwiib efficient means ol veuiilnii m
Tbe 11, or of every dweiliog sball bt
constructed of hoards or planks or other material equally suitable lor tbt
purpose, raised ou supports al least
t ne foot fi om tbe ground, aud so mad,
tbat it m.all be tight Every dwell11 g
olber ll.au a teoipmary tent snail te
i^bti d by windows aooonstruoied tbat
th yC'-i: be opened when uecessary.
6. 1 oe mel Ood uf ventilation ol ev
erv dwelling iu wbioh astove or fun -
uoi- is ustd stall br suoli as will rati ■
y tht Sanitary Inspector.   Tbi teu |-
erature ut tho room shall be maintained at from OU to 05 degrets Fabr, aoo
and a shallow pan supplied witb wat-
i r shall be kept on tbe stovo to supply
air moisture.
6  Every oamp or works of every iu
dinar} coming uudtr these regulations
«i all be * quitted wltb a  wasu-o. us
oi ltuo.'ry ci'Utainiug a stove aud tubs
f ji bathing purposes.
7. Every oamp or works shall ba sup
pin d witb a building or tent properly
constructed aud set apart as a kilcntn
unit Having a dining-tootu io ooni.e—
tiio therewith, witn proper conveniences lor ttie cleanliness aud cumlurt
ol the employees.
8. Proper receptaolts mult bu kept
.it- lisod into which all refuse, wnem-
r iquid or solio, must be placed, aud
such refuse must be regularly destroyed by fire or removed to a safe distance
rom any building aud he so deposited
as to not create a nuieance or contain
iuate tbe drinking water.
9. Latrints, earlb, or other closels
must be located, constrocted, aud
maintained iu a maimer satisfactory
to the said Sanitary Inspector.
10. Stables iu connection witb any
aamp or works must Oe located as n it
to contaminate the wati-r supply, and
...u»t uoi be lets ban 125 ket distant
from any dwelllug or kucbtu. Tha
cisibuce may b> iu-teated at the tii
tie i u tl the Satii:ary Inspector
11. Tbe water supply ol any can p
or works must beu neon'am mated and
obtaiutd Irom a source satislactory to
tne Sanitary lu-pecti.r.
12 Primed copies f tbese reguU-
lit ub may be obtaiti-d from tbe Sanitary Inspector.
lit. Should the San'tary lti-pect, r
find tbat any of thtse regu.ati ns are
not complied witb, he may, where necessary, take steps to iiilotce tbem
ami tiierii'enee ol such acii n shall tn
paid by tbe employer or hisageut.
14. The penalties rriiiaind and
provided in section 117 of the "Htam
Aot" shall apply to tbe violati ni oi
any ol tbese regulations,
15. The Sanittry Inspeotor may,
where dt timed uecea-ary, obtain tbt
■eivlceiol any Provincial conatable or
ei ii. tablet to assist him in tbe perfot-
msttoe o) nis dunes sud to an! in Ibe
t'uh.u'ttiit in of these regulations.
By Order,
L. T. DAVIS, M.D,
Sanitary Inspector,
Victoria.
1-wk-jy-l.
■F. R S. BISCOE-
IREFUL,   ESTATE
CHEAPEST LOTS IN COURTNAY,- A FEW LEFT
$85 CASH. $100 EASY TERMS   $25 DOWN,   WHY PAY
RENT?   OWN YOUR OWN LOT.
PHONE 2
COURTENAY
Mmmet Cash Sigh
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Furniture
Wall imper
Crockery
Etc., etc.
A nice line of Iron Bedsteads
$4. ° $40.
just  arrived
T. E. BATE
f
IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING A
si_   _
BUY A SINGER
The   BEST  Machine   on  the   Market
and sold on EASY TERMS   .......
; 3P30N BROS., Distriot Agents, Nanaimo, B. C .
(,*. Seyrave, f.tirnl Representative, Cumberland, li, C.
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve 87,000,000
THE ROYAL BANK
©F eftNftDft
Drafts Issued In any currency, payable all over the world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, and Interest at
hlg-hest current rates ullowed on deposits of $1 and upwards
Joint Accmuitfi may bu opimod in tlionannw of tun or mowneiwiiw, to Iw operated by Anyone ot
them ami in Uiu event nf ilontli io Ik- paid tn t.iorforvlvor, without any formality.
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Ilmm.li -   -   —     OPEN DAILY
COURTENAY,B.C.Kul,limiiiili OPEN TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
UNION WHARF, B.C., Sul, Branch- OPEN THURSDAYS
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
When You Want a HIGH GRADE
PIANO, PLAYER PIANO,
ORGAN or GRAPHOPHONE,
IT WI LL PAY YOU TO GET OUP PRICES.
We carry the Largest and Best Selected Stock on the Island.
FLETCHER BROS.
The Music House NANAIMO, B. C
T. E. BATE, LOCAL AGENT, Cumberland
\1
THE NEW ENGLAND HOTEL
JAMES WALTERS,
PROPRIETOR
THE POOREST OF WINES, LIQUOR & BEER
ALSO THE BEST OF CIGARS.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
K-**+ »■»«»«<«.<
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
■iramui
OUR $20 SUITS
Arn Hindis liy the «auio tatlora who make the i.tifa at $25
SiO, and ?3ii. You will get aa gnud tailoring aa in the
higher-priced one*. Alan boar in mind we are lhe linn
wlm guarantee a perfect Bl or refund y..ur money,
VVE AUU SHOWING SOME SPLENDID QUALITIES IN THE OIIEVIUTS AND  WORSTEDS.
Made to Muaaurti at 820.
UNION BAY CO-OPERATIVE COMPANY
Sulu Agent   Hm lli.nto   I Hooberliu Limited
"Tailors to tliu Canadian Gentleman."

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