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THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1911
Subscription price $1.50 par ytar
PILSENERS
DROP ANOTHER
Stars Score Easy Win
Prom Brewery
Boys
The two local teams in the Comox
league mot on the old grounds 8nu
dav, the Sium winning easily by a
•core nf 11-2, a glance at the Pilseners
error column pointing plainly tu the
cause of ihu defeat.
Pilseners runs all came in the third
Freeman Mingled to iight, Yanto safe
on Bnyda error, Chappy hit tn 8rd and
went to second on poor throwing Freeman and Yanto scoring, The next 9
up went out.
Stars got 2 in the first Chambers
walked and stole 2nd. and 3rd, Rear
wnnt out at first, while Chambers scored Raines was hit hy pitched hall and
went In third on a wild throw to second and scored on a pass ball; The
next 2 men went out.
Three more came in the Sth. Bnyd
was safe on an error in left, nnd wen'
right to 3rd. while the fielder juggled
the hall; Dykes wu hit by pitched
hall; McCouicliie waa safe on an error
at l»t., Robinson brought in 2 more
with a double tn left.
The 6th. bronght 2 moro Raines
hunt to third was safe and stole 2nd.
Harrison bit for 2 liases to the lift
garden and scored later on the catchers error.
Three were scred in the 8th; Harrison was soie when the baseman dropped the throw, Bailey hit safe to een
ter, but wus forced at 2nd. by Boyd
Dykes was safe on an error in centre;
McConichie got to first, but Robinson
forced him at second, Chambers
grounder got away and the third run
came home.
In the 9th one more was scored
after 2 men were out. Bailey was safe
stole sucmiil, and scored on an error at
third.
123466789
Pilseners     002000000   2
Stars 200032081    11
Pilseners
A.B. R H P.O. A. E.
Grieves rf. 4
Tnpella c. 5
Peralme p. *
Lewis as. 4
Watkins 1st. 4
Richardson 2 4
Freeman 3    4
Yanto   lf.3  4   1
Chappy cf.    4   0
1 1
1 2
1 1
1 1
0 1
1 1
37 2     10 27  14 10
Stars
A.B. R H P.O
Chandlers If.
Rear 3
Ruines o
Harrison ss
Bailey 1
Boyd 2
Dyke cf
McConichie rf.
Rohinson p.
87    11 27   7     8   J
Summary
Safe hits, oir l'erahmi 7, off Robinson 10; liases nn balls oil Peralme 3
of Robinsnn 1; Hit by Pitcher hy
Peralme 2j Struck out by Pornlme fi,
by Robinson 7; Passed Balls Tnpella
5; Double plays Stars 2, Pilseners 1.
WITH THE
FOOTBALLERS
Last Sunday's Game—
Nanaimo Plays
To-Morrow
The Shamrocks and No. 8 Thistles
played iff the final game for the MeLsod
and Maxwell Cap on Saturday, Jane 3rd
on the new grounds.
The Shamrocks war* strengthened ty
the inclusion of three of the Mixtures
players, while the Thistles were withoat
McLean who bad to cry off with a had
ankle, Walker taking his place.
The Shamrocks won the toss for
choice of ends and had the advantage of
a slight wind. Thsy ware the first to
become dangerous, hat bungling on
part of their chances, It minutes fron
the start Joe Williams, the Thistle's outside right, met witb a hid aecident
which laid him of for the rest of the
game and will keep him out of football
for some time. He received a severe
block, whioh wrenched his knee, with
ten men the Thistles held their awn and
play was mostly confined to midleld.
The Thistles seemed to bs oul of luck;
Bnochman their crack inside left received a knoek oo the temple which pat him
out of the game for It minutes. The
Shamrosks were unable te take advant-
of the Thistle's weak state, and
half Ume Was called with a clean sheet
for both teams.
The Thistles resumed with ten men,
Boothman having recovered from his injury; play waa of a give and take na
ture, with the Shamrocks having a
alight advantage, poor shooting on the
part of their forwards, spoiling the good
work of their halts. Towards the finish
che 8t:emroeks made great effurte tn
score and were nearly suocessfal, Flock-
hart who waa playing a great game, tatting Clarke witb a beauty.
The game ended withoat a goal being
scored. The Thistles winning the Oup
having beat the Shamrocks in the first
game by 4 goals to nit.
The feature of the 8hsmmcks teas) wss
the splendid play of their half-bask'* hat
the forwards'failed to take advantage of
their good work.
The Thistles in their weakened state
pat op a great light against odds, and
daserved to draw, Oluk. Oaims, and
Freeborn pat up a gnat defense, which
the opposing forwards failed to pierce-
The day's play brought soms more claimants Into the field, for places in the team
to oppose Nanaimo, and Ihe aatoctatio
have their work eat out to select a team
to please everybody.
Tomorrow, the Nanalmo football team
will arrive in town by 8.8. Cowichan and
will meet the locals in the nwrningVin
the old grounds.
As Nanaimo has the strongest team in
the B.C League with the possible except
ion of Ladysmith, with whom they are
tie for the the championship, it will b
scan that the local lads are up against »
tough proposition.
Cumbsrland will line np as follows;—
Ooal, Clark.
Baoks, McLean, Campboll.
Halves, Cairns, J. Williams, Strach-
an.
Forward, Suthsrlaod, Brown, Carney,   Boothman, Goodwin.
Reserves, Flockhart, Hard, Connors
GRAND SMOKER    MEETING OF
TO-NIGHT
Excellent Programme
Has Been Arranged
Tbe grand Smoker arranged (or this
evenings in the Cumberland Hall, under the auspices of the Football Assoc.
iated promises to he a most successful
affair. !
An excellent programme of boxing
and wrestling contest, songs, recitations, etc. haa arranged and there will
be varioty enough to Satisfy the most
fastidious.
The wrestling bout between Murray
and Archibald should be worth tbe
price nf admission -50c- add Gray vs.
McKay will make another interesting
go, on the mat.
Dixon vs Cadman, and Dewar vs.
Millan will prove attractions to lovers
of the fistic art, while all the best singers in the town have promised to contribute to the evening's programme.
The City band will also discourse sweet
melody during the evening.
Fire broke out in tho rear nf
Peacey's business premises ou Dunsmuir Avenue about 10:45 p.in on Frid-
lay evening. How the fire originated
is a mystery and many think it was of
indendary origin. Soma one seems tn
have agrudge against this part of town.
Constable Stevenson walked ovei1
the paw from Alberni to the head of
Comox Lake. He was told it was 12
miles, but he bos since discovered it is
82. Starting out at 4 in the morning
he arrived at 4 in the afternoon. He
encountered considerable snow oa the
journey.
THE COUNCIL
Special Session Held
On Last Monday
Night
A special meeting of the Council
was held last Monday night to consider the Pound Bylaw, there being present the Mayor and all the alderman
with the exception of Alderman Stewart.
A committee from the City Band
Waited upnn the Council and requested the City tn furnish them with a
room in whioh to practise, as they bad
no regular quarters since the Firemen
had been given exclusive use of the
Fire Hall. They were informed that
the council could take no action in the
matter at a special meeting but tlieir
requests wonld be considered at the
next regular session.
The Pound Bylaw was then taken
up, and after considerable discussion
it was decided to amend the present
pound by-law ao as to prohibit swine
oattle, sheep, goats, chickens ete. roaming at large at any time within tbe
city limit*, with the exception of milk
cows which would be permitted to be
at large between the hours of 7 a.m.
8 p m. Aid Parnham gave notice of hi*
intention to introduce the necessary a-
inendments at the next regular meeting.
Jean Baptiste Vanark wns fined $10
and costs or, in default, 2 months in
j iii for swearing on the Public street.
Two Scavardo hoys' were fined
(15 and costs ench, on Tuesday for assaulting a Chinaman. Thoy pleaded
in defense that tlieChink drew a knife
on them, but their atory was not accepted by the court.
Things seem te be shaping for a wrest
ling match at an early date between Mur
ray of this eity and Sine Swanson of
Nanalmo. At present Swanson wsnte
too large a guarantee, bnt it he is to
sure of winning, he might accept a amal
ler guarantee, and take a ehanea of mak
ing the ratt up on a side bet, for there is
lots of Murray money on right in this
city.
Sandwick, near Courtenay—Messrs
Betas & Hardy art instructed by Mr.
William Huband to sell by aactloa en
tbe ranch occupied by him at Sandwick
about three miles (na Courtenay, on
Thuraday June ltth, at oae o'clock
prompt. The whole of bit farm implements, furniture, pare bred leghorn
fowls, horses, growing crops, etc, comprising in part two horses, harness, 300
hsad of stock fowls aad 2000 chickens,
(to bs sold hi suitable lots) all purs bred
brown leghorns. Farther particulars
from the auctioneers. Phone 10, cfioes
Courtenay, B. O.
The Blues turned the tables on the
Whites at Lacrosse on Tuesday night,
and the two teams now stand even in the
League, for although the Whites have a
greator number ef victories to tbeir credit it ie the greatest number of goats
•cored during tbe season that determines
the championship, and in this respect
he two teams ara even. The game was
ths fastest that haa yet been played and
both teams were in the pink of condi
tion and played right through to the
finish. The Whites were weakened con
•idcrably in the third quarter, when one
ot their best men, Dykes, mst with s
nasty accident to his knss which may lay
him up for several games. The Blues
on the other hand were strengthened
by a spsedy dsrk borse, Taylor of Nanai
mo, who has recently taken up his resi
dsnee here.
The score follows :—
Second Quarter—Whites, sooted by
Mitchell.   Time » minutes.
Third    Quarter—Blues,    scored    by
8weeney.   Time3 minutes.
Blues, scored by Harrison.   Time 6
minutes.'
Blots, scored by Rsese.   Time 4 minutes.
Fourth  Quarter—Bluet,  scored   by
F.R.S. Biscoe was in town this week
and reports business particularly brisk
in Courtenay. Last week he sold five,
lots in Courtenay and this week Ave
more, including a very desirable pro
perty in the business section of the
town to Mr A.H. Peacy of thie town.
EB Paull, Provincial Grand Muter of tha Masonic Lodge paid
an official visit to th* local lodp o*
Friday evening.
Alex Rowan hat been setiously ill
trom Ptomaine poisoning from eating
canned tomatoes, but we are glad to report that he if ent of danger.
KOR8ALE-»8 Roomed House, almost
nsw on Dunsmuir Ave., eould be used
for Boarding House er Business premises, Apply, A.B.O. this otee.
Demonstration of Qual
ity of Canadian
Ammunition
Mr CE. Mink, representing the
Dominion Cartridge Co. of Quelec,
gave a marvellous exhibition of dexter-
ioua markmanship on hi* own part, and
of the absolute reliability of the ammunition used, at the old grounds on
Wednesday last.
Some of his feats wero mo4 remarkable; throwing upalunipnfun.il inlo
the air he was able to split it with a 22
cal. bullet, and also break the largest
fragment with a second bullet before
reaching the ground.
Hanging a rock up by a piece nf
string he severed the cord at one shot;
pointing the gun over one shoulder
backwards, and sighting through a inir-
nr held in nne hand ho could hit the
bull* eye every time; while his dexterity with the gun upside down wss
equally accurate; these were only a few
of the (eats he preformed
As a further proof of the perfection
of the powder manufactured by the
Dominion Cartridge Co,, Mr Mink fired 200 rounds at the conclusion of his
exhibition and then handed the gun a-
round for inspection, nnd it is a surpris-
ingfart the gun was almost as clean as
before be fired the first shot.
Mr N McFarlane moved his furniture
thisweek to Nanaimo, where he wilt in
future reside..
We are pleated to be able to an >ounee
that in future the Isukdxb will be delivered to Courtensy subscribers on the
day of publication, something thtt was
impossible Mthtrto owing to the unaatit
factory nature of the mail service. We
hava alto madt arrangement! whereby
wa will In future print a column or more
of Courtenay newt tvery week, a special
arrangement having been made to secure
a satisfactory reporting* service, which
will eommenee with our next
CAMPBELL RIVER NOTES,
Bush fires are raging aroung Campbell River in old logging workings, bu'
arc now under commie.
Mr Pete Carson of Nortli Vancouver
Hotel party paid a visit to the Willows
Hotel, Tbey lind a splendid trip over
the mad in an auto.
The Campbell River Social club gave
another dance laat week. Just another success; everybody had tha usual
good time.
A big celebration is being arranged
for July lit. at the Willows Hotel
Another stretch of fine road has just
been opened up, the Oyster River div.
A large party have been fishing at
Oyster River last week, and some fine
bags are reported.
BAILEY TO
BOX HERE
Arrangements    Being
Made For Contest
On 20th
Joe Bailey the clever Victoria boxer
wbo baa been cleaning np all tbe light,
•eight pegs that he can corns scrota ia
the province, wu in town all this week
trying to arrange a mill ia thi* city oa ot
about the 20th. inst; and it ia expected
that nepotationt will ba oooelaM today
that will result in a boxing wMMlioa
between Bailey tnd Fred Wyatt
Bailey bat been trying to arrange a
mill with Nelson of Vancouver, la thi*
city, but th* Vancouver boy dot* not
appear at all anxious to matt the Littl*
Island boxer.
Wyatt and Bailey ihould pat ap an
interesting exhibition, ee they appear te
be evenly matched, and with heavy
gloves, whieh will prevent any real la*
age being done should give th* specie-
tors an interesting evening's entertainment
As we go to press a wire ha* beea re
oeived at thia office staling that Wyatt
has aocepted Bailey's terms, and the
boxing contest will be pulled off on the
Mth.
*
B.C. Bmde who recently bought the
Old Bowling alley, is having a twelve
foot addition built the full length ot the
building whioh will when completed be 28x100 feet inside msaaurement*.
and will be used as a Public Dance HaB.
I Grieves.   Time t minu tss.
If you wish to make your piano or
furniture appear just like new, try a
bottle of Boyle's Piano and Furniture
Polish. It is an exceptionally good
polish and you will not use any other
after having tried it once. It is put
up in 75c and 11.25 bottles—For sale
by Chas Segrave at "the Islander"office
Camborlaid
Dr. D. K. Kerr, dtutitt. will be at
th* Courtenay House from June lit to
the 10th.
FOR 8ALB-102 acrea  of the finest
of land bi Nelton Dittriot, two and a
half milaa from Cumberland; 40 acres
easily cleared, 35 acrea good timber
close to Grant's logging camp; School
at corner uf place. Fine building site
easy to eut into ten Mre Mocks.
Apply to N. Hsrvsy, Minto, B.C.
8ervice in the Roman Catholic Church
will be held every other Sunday in Cunt-
burland.   Rev. H  Mertens, pastor.
A rspnrt hat been circulated in Comox
District tbat Kerton Bros., built a residence for Mrs. Vast on her ranch. We
wish to contradict this statement and also that there is no business ounnection,
neither has there boen between Kerton
Broa, and B. O. Et.rett
KxxtxR Blot.
Dr. DE. Ktrr.dtntitt will best ths,
Cumbsrland Hots), oo and after Saturday, June 10th.
Change advertisments fur
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this office not later than
10 a. m. on Thursday.
FOR SALE—A good horse, suitable
for express or buggy, age 10 years. Apply
Union Bay Co-operative Company.
A splendid opportunity fnr any person
wishing to take over a boarding houae is
offered by Mr. A. Piokup. House has
now 20 boarders. A good paying business. F -r particulars apply to A. Pickup, Cumberland, B. C.
The editor leaves this evening tor
Duncan on business, snd will be gone
a week. The staff will turn out next
week'* law* without his assistance.
(To late for laat issue)
A Basket social was given in the
K. of P. Hall Comox in aid of the
Comox and District Hospital. Tha
attendance was very small till late on
in the evening owing to the heavy
showers of rain previous to the doora
being opened However whea thing*
started to move the jnn wa* (ast and
furious. The music by Mr. aad Mrs
Martin was excellent and thete energy
wliich lasted till the herald ot the mora
was chanting his sweet refrain,
was such that few ordinary mortal*
could endure. Mr Hillier from the
wireless station auctioneered the
liaskete, he has certainly mistaken 1iis
location the rostrum and gavel ahould
be in his stock in trade. Had the baskets contained gold tliey could nnt
have commanded higher prices, ten
baskets were sold by thit astute auctioneer the loweet beta |3.00 the highest $17.50.   The heikett in all averag-
ng $10 each. A most enjoyable evening was spent and the proceeds to be
forwarded to the hospital  authorities
will be about |120.
Mr CKing,gunner H.M. C.B. "Rain-
!k>w" was the guest of Mra 0 Piercy
Comox. A weeks fireing with large
and small gun is to be gone through
next week, and extensive alteration*
on the "Goose Spit" will shortly be
started.
Ueo Stuber lies very ill at the "Nob
Hill Nursing Home" he is in a vary
critical condition.
LOCAL MAIL SERVICE
Arrival
Tuesday night
Thursday night
Saturday night
Sunday, per Cowichan 0 a.m.
Departure
Wednesday—6.00 a.m,
Friday—6.00 a.m.
Saturday—4.15 p.m.
Sunday, 2,15 p.m. sharp THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Canadian Buffalo Are Now Repatriated
COLONEL BEDSON'S HERD OF BUFFALO SHIPPED FROM STONY MOUNTAIN IN 1^90 FORMED NUCLEUS OF GOVERNMENT HERD NOW AT WAINWRIGHT—SHIPPED FROM WINNIPEG,
THEY TRAVELED VIA OMAHA, NEBRASKA AND MONTANA TO WAINWRIGHT, ALTA—A TOUR OF TWENTY YEARS' DURATION.
IN the year 1882'the lato Col, Bedson purchased a few head
of thoroughbred buffalo, Eveu then it was apparent
to overyone that within a fow years the race would ba
practically extinct, aud with his usual public-spirited enthus*
iamn, the colonel proceeded to take up tlio task which belonged proporly to tho government, and to provide the nucleus of n remnant of tho vast her.Is which had onco covered
the wost ern prairies which should servo to porpotuato the
rue.'. This was not the only object uf the colonel's apparent
altruism, however, Jt was his idea that if those animals
could be crossed with ordinary cattle, that tho result would
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Tho Luxurious Grasses-of-Buffalo Park at Wainwright arc
Jlighly Appreciated
be commercially valuable. The herd which Col.' 'Bodson
gathered together gradually increased, until by 1889 there
were seventy full-blooded buffalo 111 the herd, and ubout
fort)  hybrids,
By this timo thu hortl was getting to be somewhat unwieldy for :i private individual to handle. The herd was
kept at Stony Mountain—that is, as much as it might be said
they wore kept anywhere—and herded ou the open prairie
by two Indians, Adam und Tommy Daniels. Their favorite
gracing ground* was at thc liig Springs, a few miles north
of tlu mountain;, but it wus no uncommon thing for their
herders to go to'sloep at night, and wake up in tho morning
with ao buffalo. The next thing to bo heard of them would
probably bo in the shape of a telegram from some Indignant
t'an:i.-r at High Bluff or Poplar Point, tn the effect that he
bad incurred considerable loss through the breaking down
of his wire fences. They had probably covered this fifty or
sixty miles in a single "night, walking through such fences
or other obstructions as came in their way as though they
were 30 muoh grocer's twine. Adam and Tommy would set
off oa horseback- nfter the wanderers, Col. Bodson would
make out 11 cheque in favor of the injured farmers for the
cwt of now fencing, and the incident would bc closed. In the
lak Bummor and fall, the damages would become higher; for
then in addition to fences, the damage to crops had ulso to
be paid for.
This becaiho,'as the country was more and more thickly
settled, a heavy drain on the purso of their owner;- and
efforts were .made to got the government to tako over the
herd. At that time, though, the government was not so
thoroughly seized of the necessity for conserving tho wild
lifo of tho west as it is now, und all efforts were unavailing.
In tho United States, however, there were others who saw
thc value of the herd, aud tho Inst wild herd of buffalo to
roan, the prairies of Manitoba was finally sold to "Buffalo"
Jones, who sVippe'd thom south.
Tbe oiirlv'fall of 1800 saw an exciting time nround the
buildingB of the .Manitoba Penitentiary, from which point
the buffalo wore entrained. Buffalo done* brought his own
cowboys and honk-is, and tho buffalo, not without difficulty
and considerable ganger, wore driven into the corral at the
penitentiary, which at that time- was a big enclosure surrounded by a thick stone wall of some six feot high.
Mr. Goo. II. Stead, Superintendent of Canadian Northern
Telegraphs in Winnipeg, who was 11 boy at that time, was
an eye-witness of tbfl round-up iu the stable yard at Stony
Mountain, and gives the following recollections of tho departure of lhe herd:—
"it was in tho summer of 1800 that Buffalo Jones sent
up to Stony Mnuntuin for the herd which he had purchased
from Col. Hodson. 'fills herd consisted of about 120 animals,
most, of theju puro bred, but a few crossed with domestic
tattle. Up"to that time these animals had been allowed to
roam about .pnwtitfilly where, thoy pleased, with two breeds,
Tommy and. Adam Daniels, looking after them, and more 01
less keeping'ttflfik1' 6. where thoy were. Their favorite
haunt, was^y lftr.go.spring about eight miles north of Stony
Mountain whfiro buffalo have drunk from timo immemorial.
The ipringfw iti n'bog, nnd it is only on the south side that
it is safe for ajwytliiiiH larger than a man to got to the edge
•f the wntev but on tjiat south side I've seen twenty 01
thirty hiiffuhf'nuVk'ing for the water.
"The t^k'nf foi'mlling this herd was no light job. Sever
at fellows von horseback, some with long pike poles with a
ipike in the ond, rounded them up on the prairie aud got
tbfii, started for the Mountain where they were to be « orrall
ed In the prison stable yard. This took considerable time.
bs they didn't fool liko being driven, and some of the old
bulla would turn out of the ruck. The men would try and
irlve them back; but if the bulls called tho bluff it was
«odby«, for the rest would follow thom with a rush. Two
cr three times tliey got them right to tho gates of the yard
and lost them.
"Thev finally got them in the yard which was surrounded
Wt a stone wall about live feet high and eighteen inches
' thick, uud ■Commenced hobbling them. Tho cowboys would
IhphW fi near foreleg and an off hind log; then several would
flr*b t^;.»fM*s, and pull till thu logs wore stretched out
. rant/, Th'J. animal could hardly move then without falling.
.H ypmprfall, he was pushed over and thon tho two free
Some of
sulky
f«>iWwSjr drawn together, and the hobbles put on. S
i|&HH!li it very ipiietly; others got vory sore and
flffltaiie went, nearly crazy.
(■'Ono cow kicked so hard she broke hor leg and liad to bo
butchered where she lay. Bomo of the free ones came
around to that fcltto of tho stable shortly after sud got
fiiirty mud—1 suppose owing to tho smoll of the blood, which
was spread ovor qutta 0 space. This bunch made a charge
at ._* north-west Corner of lhe yard and went through the
waH, making quite a g»T- Thoy wero brought back the next
day, but some of in.had a narrow shave, as ve wore sitting
on the Wall a few yards away and never thought they would
do anything liko that
"Two or throe others wore killed through mishaps wilh
ih.- (lobbies, but thn resl, with one exception, were safely
beriled Into tho stock ytfrda and put on th" cars. This one
exception tnnnagad to br&k his hobbles snd got away; I
don'l thim* ln> wns ever found.
"The herd would not allow any maimed animals to run
wuh it, and one poor old bull who had received a charge of
hi-1 shot In thn leg from softie'farmer, u'ed to run with the
SOW! frofti cliff Mountain. This log wns shorter than the
ethenkand it took hhn nbmiMhree nr four minutes to got
Mi a. Mm Would paw the air nntll this foot hit the
gri .il; then he eould travel as fust as the rest of them.
H b was with the tterd"b( cows, and ho felt like letting the
%*.: drive them up to bo- milked, all right; if he didn't,
. ■ I , tal 0 viiir cha^Ce and get what cows you could.
'*. bull «1,0.1I roam np nf the reserve, and 1 knew one
lady who was nearly scaredrtffȣtti "lln morning, when she
I something nt the fronfc?MfflMS and, on opening it, found
1!- mffalo'a forequarters dra]jyfHpft most of the porch.
Hov ver, as long a-, he wasn.ft molested b« win perfectly
pr«<   able;   and  fo were all  lit'ty^m,^.-"'
There wan another exeitiug.'infwn when the herd reached
Wil peg nnd were driven into Corrals at the stockyards.
E: ted and harassed ns they hnd bean during the drivn
ovpt Vie thirteen miles of prairie between Stony Mountain
and the stockyards, it wai rto pmiuII tank to■ j«t them into
lhe corrals, even though the hpbfaos they wore isrred some
what to tame their rushes, Many narrow Mr a pel, and many
thrilling scenes were witnessed during the final rounding UP
al Wiaaipeg, und tho agility shown by tka uacirltaad uui-
mals shackled almost beyond possibility of moving more
thau a foot or two at each step was surprising,
The animals were finally entrained, nnd set off for their
new home; and the final departure of the last wild herd of
Manitoba buffalo was chronicled in the papers with somo
interest, but with littlo apparent regret.
Their history, as far as Canada is concomed, by no means
ends here. En 1893 Buffalo Jones sold n portion of this herd
to O. A. Allard and Michel Pablo, bringing thoir talo of
buffalo up 10 thirty-six head. Theso thirty-six had, by the
year 1000, increased to itvole tban six hundred; aiul it was
this herd whii'li-was sold to the Dominion government, and
which is now baok in Canada iu the government reserve at
Wainwright. Thus, after twenty years' absence, the buffalo whioh were the mecca for sightseers and noted visitors
at Stony Mountain in tho "eighties/* and the bane of the
farmers between Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie, have now
returned lo their native land, and aro at last under that
government protection which was so earnestly sought for
thom by thoir owner twenty-five years ago.
The origin of the Pablo herd makes nn interesting story
of Itself. •     .-       .'..■•/
, On a balmy day in tho latter part of June 1873, two
Pond d'Orellle Indians, down iu thn Stnte of .Montana, lay
hidden in a coulee. Their horses fed silently behind them
apparent ly uninterested in the game which was about to
bu played.
Soon a sound reached tho ears of the alert hunters, n
sound akin to that made by the running footfalls of a vast
body of men passing over u hollow shell of sodded limestone. . The redskins Raised their heads with the cautious
movement of the practised hunter. Swiftly over the.undulating plain came a waving mass of sluiggy-eoated bison.
Ln a jiffy the men were on their thin, withered cayusos,
and with riiles at full-cock rode nt a gallop towards tho
nearest dank of tho stampeding herd.
WliQii.tho (lust fit battle cleared, a pathetic scone, whieh
had but little meaning for the braves, was there.   Five huge
This Hue of wagons was roped stiffly together and formed a
regular vestibule trujn as it were.
When a bison refused to be'driven in, a stout rope, which
led through the train aud camo out through the front end,
was tossed over the creature's horns and with a bunch of
husky muscle pulling on thc other t-nd of it, Mr, Bison found
himself slowly but surely drugged by main forco clear up
to the first wagon, and then the rear door dropped behind
bim. .. .    .   .
Boforo the enclosure had a fence all tho way around it,
.1 very steep hill of clay formed the barrier for ono side.
It was not thought necessary to waste money on a fence
there 'because1 the wall of the-cliff which was ovor seventy-
(ivo foot high was almost perpendicular. However, ono dark
night when all was still,.savo for tho restless movement of
Uio group of animals which had been driven in after many
weary days of hard labor, a onto old shaggy humped bison
took it into his head that by cutting into the clay with his
sharp hoofs ho eould angle up that wall of hard clay. Evidently be gave tho others the tip for in tho morning when
tho hoopers awoke, not a bison was to be seen, and all that
marked their niodo of escape was a thin liltle trail out at
au angle across tbo cliff
Such incidents ns these well nigh discouraged the whole
project, but by degrees the wily brutes woro captured. Tho
time spent ill securing all of Pablo's herd, with the exeeji
tiou of some fifteen or twenty outlaws, was almosl four
years. -. .
When each round up was loaded in wagons thoy wero
driven over a very rough road for thirty-six miles to tho
Northern Pacific Railway line where they wore loaded into
cattle ears at the little village of Ravalli. As each wagon
was backed up to tho ear door the rope was again brought
into play,-and each animal was secured by the horns to the
side of the ear and a partition of wood run up between' each
ono nnd his neighbor. Each ear held from, twelve t.o fifteen
head, and when the second shipment arrived iu Wainwright
on July -llrd, 1000, oomp'osed of fifteen'cars, making'a total
monsters'lay kicking out their last sweet hold of life, and of 180 head of husky bison, thoro was something doing,
standing close beside each of four of tbo animals, which In making a home for this great herd of bison, the origin-
were cows, was a tottering calf. Tho four youngsters ox-al site of one of the greatest stamping grounds in the West
hibited no signs of fear but ran around with innocent was chosen; No less than 1()O;0OO acres of Wild pralrit} waH
wonder expressed in their big soft eyes. In accordance with fenced with a wire fence eight- foot.high, with .stout cedar
a  peculiar  characteristic often   noticed by old  huuters  on and spruce posts.
Well Fed and Happy in 165 Square Milos of Ideal Euffalo Couutry
the plains, these young uuhnnls, after the remains of their
late parents were stripped of their hides together with tho
fifth animal, which was a bull, aud the tongues eut, obedient
ly followed the Indians' horses to tho St. Ignatius'Mission,
where they wore kept us pets, and, in reality, became the
nucleus of what is now tho largest herd of bison in tho
world.
Whon the calves, two of which were heifers, were four
years old, tho law of regeneration asset-ted itself and two
calves wero born to the happy family, imd 'from that time
on they kept increasing in numbers, hud in 188-1 there woro
about eighteen bead. -.   ■'   ■ .   .
A twenty-foot- lire guard VfOfi ploughed up all around Cue
outside, and as plenty of fresh water was available, also the
most luxuriant buffalo grass,' no 'moro-favorable haunt could
huvo boon picked out for tho propogat.lon of thfl noble bison.
Tho unloading of the first 389 head at Wainwright on,p a
sunny Alberta day in July was a memorable occasion. When
the first car was brought to a standstill at the chute, the
interest displayed by the group of cosmopolitan onlookers
reached a white-heat. Off by themselves were eight or- ton
Indians and Broods, wilh faces pressed into the mesh of the
fence. Men who had bunted many moons past .on the very
ground they now stood upou.    Apart from these were group-
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Cows and Calves, on Unloading, Chose Naturally tlio Ancient Buffalo Trails up tho Woll-Fencod Lane
!u 1884 ten head of this herd were purchased by C. A
Allard and Michel Pablo, at a price of $250 euch. They were
turned out on the Flathoad reservation, Montana, und iu such
a favorablo location multiplied fust. Specimens wero sold
from the herd to collectors and muBOUms ln ull purts of the
country; und a few speeiments were secured fur the Yellow
titono Purk.
In 18!K! the herd wus lucre .sod liy the purchase uf a por
tion of Buffalo Jones' herd from Manitoba, und it wus this
combination of native und Manitoba liull'alu which funned
the Hturting point of Ihe herd now iu possession of the Oan
udiun govornmont at Wainwright. Hy the yenr 1906 Pablo's
herd had increased to the enormous numher of six hundred
head, which demonstrates fur nil time the feasibility uf pc
potuatiug the supposedly cxtinet ruee of buffalo, when thc
task is attempted under properly favorablo conditions.
This entire herd wus ncquirod for the sum of $200,000 by
thfl lion. Frank Oliver, for the Oaoadiau govornmont, which
secured nu option on it in 1900,
At the present time about six times tho ubove amount
could be realised on the herd if tlio govoramonl wished to
dispose of it. Canada did not buy to soil, but to snve, il may
be. for all time to come, the lust of tho luonnrchs of the
pluinft.'
The work of capturing und loading into wngons.of these
huge beasts wus truly u grent problem. Cow-boys and horses
of nerve were required, und Pot a few accidents befell hoth
horses ami riders.
On one occasion an old maddened bull mude u fierce
charge upon one of tlic boys, and with the power nf u butter-
ingram drove his keen black horns into the horse's belly,
and lifted him clear of the ground with his rider still seated
in tht laddie. Ho great wns tho impetus of tlio charge the
hoy had no time to draw his I'.volver nnd shoot, the bison
and wat carried for sixty yards or more right; against the
ftsct of the enclo.ure. At this exciting moiiirnt three of the
othtr cow-beys raced in and cut tho liig bull down with n
fsiiladt from their " forty-ivts." The horse never again
arttt from tlm spot where he dropped.
Tht dtrinj riding displayed by Madame Pablo will long
kt rtmtmhered by all thost who were fortunate enough to
witnttt tkis last (rest buffalo hunt. Hcr horse wus ono of
tkt iprilg-stttl typt anil could turn, if put to it, like a top
tn a goblet. Pew nf the cow-boys could cut out a bison as
qaiekly as she could,
From the eo'ril a runway was constructed up whicli nne
aaiaal at s time wai drivtn. Koped tn and on a level with
tkil was a linn nf ei^e wagons with their ends removed ex-
Mpt tkt last one in tlm line.   This ono still had itB front iu.
cd, here und there, homesteaders of various nationalities
from their*licw-mude houses in .centrnl Alberta, and Who iu
that seemingly-mysterious manpor hud tho word passed to
thom that "The butl'aloes wero coming."
Prom tho rnilwny truck to thc body of the purk is a
stretch of nbout three-quurters of a mile. Beside- the UU-
louding chute a small corral,, ubout seventy-five yards in
diumeter, wus constructed, uud lending from this a long lano
twenty yards wide followed un old-time liuffulo trull to the
gateway in the purk.
With u bung lhe uur door slid buck on its hinges und the
(list bison was cut .looso. On lhe top of the cur u mun wns
stntioued with n lung pole on the end of which wus nttuc'hed
u hook, With this device the loop of rope still attached to
the horns uf the animal was jerked off with pukes, and with
mnny luud shouts Mr. Bison wus driven out nud duwu llle
chilli*. ■
When it is token into consideration thut some of the
ci'eutiiles were tied np for fifteen dnys it Ivns surprising how
woll they looked when released.' One particularly largo cross
hull, when' lie found himself once more en term llrmu
glnnccd .nround for the enemy, nnd spying a group of people
sitting on llle ground close to Ihe -fence on the outside,
lowered liis head nnd' made n charge. Whang! went th
fence with the ring nf taut wire, and never did u bunch of
iiieu tcntter faster. Of cuurse, there wns no dangor, whatever, us the wire in this first corral wns put on double in
ense there should be much charging indulged iu by the new
arrivals. . ..
Ono of tho most interesting features wns the fuel thnt
Instinctively those uIllinois found' tlic old trail which, their
forefathers had used, aud with their fails in thc air rushed
from the lirst enclosure down the long lune. Running behind some (if the cows were ii number of very..yiiniii;, cnlyes:
ft hns been vouched- for thut buffalo calves have been known
to find their foet in little more than a minute from time of
birth. •  ,    ■      , ...        .
The total number whieh were brought from T.fmilhi-a'was'
022. Prom Banff, B.C., where the herd grew ton luvgi for
the park lliere, which is small, seventy-Seven were shipped
to Wainwright, and the increase from the time thu Ilrst
shipment, in .tun'1, 1000. to tho present, time has been .110,
mailing a total nf 8(1!) of thoroughbred bison,
The Wainwright .Purl:, iu situnfce.d a little west of'the
town, being 127 miles east Of Kdmonlon, and' \iflvl ni'iles wost.
of Winnipeg, on the line nf tU ffrand'Trimk ■l.'ncilie.ltiiilwa.v,
The destruction of tho immense u,urt,b,erii herd of bison,
Which i* .luted, to hayo numbered 4.00.0,'0llil Head affile beginning, hus never been'{old with atry ilegrei of nccurucy.
It is certain thut vory few wero left in the Canadian "West
when the Canadian Pacific Railway had boen completed, The
construction gangs of this rnnd dispose of the strugglers of
this once mighty herd, ns was tho euse in the building of the
Uniou Pucific Railroad in the United States.
. To this day, however, tho wholo of tho vast west is scar
red and pitted with Iheir grove-like trails and basin-like
wallowB, which ure permanent records of tho migntory
uiurches und daily dust-buths of these heavy beasts.
Old-time Hudson Buy factors who still survive, tell of the
great hunting expeditions of lhe fifties and sixties, when
the oiupluycs uf the pioneer fur company with tlieir croaking
Red River cnrtB took pnrt in theso hunts in order to secure
the yeurly supply of pommicun for their northern hunting
uud trading posts. At one time the pralrlo nround Saskatchewan wns covered by piles nf whitened bones, but which
hnvo nearly all been galhered up and shipped, lu be used ni
fertilizers. "Pile uf Bnncs" or Region, wus the hend of
this peculiar industry, which nourished shortly lifter tho Riel
rebellion.
Tho last buffulo to be killed in Western Canada mot his
deuth iu 18S0, He had been wounded twice during that
year hnt escaped, to meet his fate on tho range of a coMplc
of ranchers near the south brunch nf the Saskatchewan, who
hud u herd of several hundred Highland cattlo, and it hap
pened thnt, uliout the lime when the sandhill cruno llv
aouth, two of the ranch men were sont uut in seach of thooi
They cnught sight of the bund nt noou ou the second day
out 111111' were nmn zed to sec it mussed together fur all the
world liko a bunch of horses ubout u smudge of smoke-fire,
when the flies nnd mosquitoes ure ut their worst on u stilli
cloudy sumlnor evening. Wilh much difllculty they broke
up the throng,.anil there, where the centre of tho swirling
press of blood-iiiaiiiurs hud been, they found the torn nnd
trampled carcaBO of. tho mighty wanderer.
The.park, which hns un nreu of 100 squnro miles, and
contains many clean-bottomed hikes, endless c.lniiiB of hav-
sloughs and sheltered river vnllcys, hus been securely on
closed with a high fence of wiro and tamaruc pusts. A
nunihcr of deer wero enclosed in the building of thft fence,
so that tho bison will have, companions in tlieir spacious
preservation.' Iu twenty years thoro should he 1(1,1100 head
at Wainwright,'
■ The buffalo was of vast.importance to the Indinn abori
gines; its tendons or sinews supplied strong strings fur sew
ing, nnd buws by which they forcibly drove their cleadlv
arrows tipped with puison for hunting or for warfare; it's
straight foreleg hones armed the squaws with clubs tu kill
lho wounded prostrate warriors uf the enemy in bnttle bv
hitting them on a tender pnrt of the heud; "its horns were
used for goblets, uud material for mulling spoons; its skin
afforded warm clothing for their bodies iu winter, uud also
ellicient covering from ruin und cold for tlieir tents or
tepees; und iis llesh provided the healthiest, strongest nnd
most snvory vohsiou, together with lhe aboriginal potato
uud maize or Indian cum, for their chief food
In the end of nutuiun, on the nrrivnl of -snow covering
I he-plains, these nnlnials migrated lu the distant siinnv south
where tlio gruss wus still green, nnd eternally uncnvereil
with snow. This emigration occasioning the absence of liv
iug ment food for the native humanity lefi bohiad, necessity,
ns UBual, '''the mother nf invention," tu find ellicient means
tu supply the wants of winter's frust-incited hunger. This
wns the reason fur ample provision of buffalo ment most
effectually preserved fur even yenrs, culled bv llie natives
nf Smith Africn biltong, by the Indians of South America
tassaga, and by .tho aliorigiunl unlives of North America
pemniicuji. The leun venison wus cut, into narrow thin strips
like ribbons, hung on trees, lines, poles or brush tu thorough
iy dry iu the Bun und winds; the ment wns ulso shaved or
scraped in smnll quantities, clean from the bones und well
dried over a fire; it wus then pounded into flue powder,
Cnrefully sewed water-tight bugs were made nf die animal's
hide, with the hairy side nut und the lleshv side within. Thr
suet or fat wns melted boiling hot, nnd the marrow boiled
in water, frum the bones, wus slummed off umi udded tn the
boiling fut. The fruit of the Juno berry und Suskatoon
berry wub udded to the powdered ment to improve the Ihvur.
und the wlinle wus pressed into the skin bugs, und the boiling
fat wns poured in und thoroughly mixed so ns lo completely
suturnte the whole miifs. 'Ino "bugs were thon sewed up
wutei^ nnd.nirlight nud heavily pressed to make their con
tents solid,' und iu » smnll bul.k ns possible.
Pcnimicuu-contained a great amount of nourishment in
small space. It could be kept for n very long time unin
jurod nnd well preserved. No longer having thn rich,
strengthening pure buffalo meat in summer, und strong pein-
mieun in winter, lias beeu. ascribed us a cause why the
Indian races ure degenerating nud dying off so extensively.
A somewhat simitar food, now mude from beef nnd dried
fruits, is very useful In long voyages and Arctic explorations. The Canadian govern ment u few yenrs ngo deter
mined (hut about a hundred fut cnttle would be slaughtered
nud manufactured inln pommican nt Duck Lnko, fur the use
of tho N. W. Af, Police and Iheir tings in tlio Vukon. The
Indiuns were invited In do tlio work. They wero overjoyed
nt thc prospect. It would remind thom of bygone dnys and
the glorious times they hnd hnd in the fondly-romembered
pnst. They came, soiiio of them ns fnr aa three hundred
miles distant, to be there, to commemorate their gulden age
gone by, uever again to return. Mnny of them were old
men and women who hud participated iu the affairs io the
olden days gone by. They were themselves once more.
Their dnys of youth were renewed. A new elutcd spirit had
got into theiri. All wns alacrity, elasticity and renewed life
as nf yore. The writer [paid them a visit iu the midst of
their bustle, busy iir beavers, and delightful accompanying
reunion festivities. You would hardly know Duck Bake for
the change thnt come over it with the stir nf the copper-
colored dusky brothers and sisters that circled around aboit
tepees, fires and 'snioke under- flukey rucks aud platforms
ou poles und steaming cauldrons. Por acres, every tree aad
branch and bush and brush was garlanded and" fostotsed
with raw meat ribbons waving in the winds, undergoing the
drying process. -Flakes, as for drying Ilsh, were erected on
poles nnd covered with thin strips nf ment, uud lires were
burniag underneath to hasten the drying operation. ludiaat
and squaws wore squatted upon blankets unit canvas sheets,
pouadiag to powder wilh stones in their hands, striking
upon other larger stones the dried, crisp meut ribbons to Jne
dust.   Others were boiling the marrow out of the bones in
This. Old  Bull,   "Sam,"   Onco  Roamed  the   Pralrlo  Near
Stony Mountain
large cauldrons over fires, and skimming it. off to pour it and
other boiling fut and mix il with powder nml berries into the
skin-bags. Others wero thoroughly cloaning Ilio entrails us
if for sausages, and hanging thom out to dry iu order to
manufacture pomiujoao for (ho sledge dogs in the Yukon
service. Not a speck of flesh uf the entire animal, inside nr
out,-but waB covetously utilized.
Such scenes in the. remoto pnst were enjoyable, and the
h'cs'thcn Tn'dians religiously believed that everlasting heaven
weuld.be their. "Happy Hunting Grounds" throughout
eternity. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND. B.C.
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BYRON E. WALKER—beg pardon, Sir Edmund B.
Walker, president of thu Bank of Commerce, has beon
scattering interviews In Winnipeg nud along his route
from Toronto with his usual careless freedom. He is tho
easiost mun in Canada to interview, always excepting Colonel
Sain Hughes. Ho will tnlk to a reporter uny time of 'the
day or night and ou any subject rrom art to crops. All the
reporter hus to do is name his subject and Sir Edmund talks
nwny. And the host of it all is that it is good copy, for ho
Ifljone of tho best informed mon in Canada, llis two'favorite
subjects aro, however, art nnd crops. They arc his hobbies,
lie is somewhat of a connoisseur on art and  is a sort of
Macaenas for Ontario's struggling artists. Ou crops ho has
overy bank inanngcr from the Vulton to thc Halifax mnko
him out almost daily reports on tho situntiou,
His garrulity in talking to newspapermen was almost the
means of ono poor Winnipeg reporter losing his position. Thc
reporter was sent to interview Sir Edmund one morning,
Ue was courteously received and tlic financier proceeded to
givo him a history of Canadian banking, and then launched
out into a general review of the financial situation. The
reporter glanced at his watch, it wns getting dangerously
near tho dead-line, but Sir Edmund showed no signs of letting up, and started ou a general summary of the crop conditions, When he had finished and started a few stray suggestions on art in Canada it was too much for the reporter
and he unceremoniously made n bee-line for the door. Thc
things his city editor said wouldn't look well in print.
*     e     e
Sam Hughes, M..P.P,, for Gilbert Plains, has been recklessly scattering defies on tho reciprocity' question in his
constituency. He seems to have tho samo careless bravery
as his namesake, Colonel Sam Hughes. It evidently must run
in tho family for the Manitoba Sam is a cousin of tho
doughty colonel. S'am Hughes, M.P.P., says that, now he has
entered public life, ho is finding it awkward to havo a namesake. He has to shoulder the blame for all the sayings of
ihe Ottawa member, which is a terrible burden. There aro
others, however, who find It awkward. One of the Winnipeg
editors -this week when he noticed the item about Sam
Hughes issuing a challenge, jumped at tho conclusion it was
the colonel again and proceeded to gently roast him. It was
just press time when the mistake was accidentally discovered and thc editorial was hurriedly chiseled out of tho
plate while a new form was made up.
George Bradbury, M.P., by chance happened to be a witness of the incident and chuckled to himself, JFc said it
reminded him of his own troubles with the Telegram when
they ran his indinn speech some three weeks in advance.
Sir Frank Newues, publisher of the Westminster Gazette
and the Strand Magazine, who was recently in Winnipeg and
is this week crossing tho ocean on his wny homo is probably
spending his leisure moments trying to figure out how ho
is going to square himself with his Indy friends in the homo
land. He is a bachelor and when ho arrived in New York
he was interviewed by two lady reporters. In tho answer to
the question of "whut ho thought of the American women,"
lie gallantly said nice things. However, he wasn't prepared
io add all the superlatives he found adorned the interviews,
for, nu ihe strength of his few words, a most elaborate nml
uoiublfnieiltary interview nu the American woman appeared
in the Gotham papers.
If L, .1. Muxse, the caustic editor of the National Review, is to be believed, Canada has got very much tho best
of Australia in the matter of governor-generals. Lord Deu-
man, the new governor of lhe Antipodes, ho says, belongs
to that group of Knglish Liberal lords few of whom would bo
worlh 3u shillings a week to nny business man. "Their appearance iu debate," he adds in tho April issue, "is not
infrequently the signal for merriment, and tho obiter dicta
uf Lords Carrington nud Denman might be worth preserving." He adds that he hopes the Australians will bo able
to lake him seriously.
eee
The members of the Winnipeg Dickens Fellowship will
ba interested iu learning thnt the agitation in Kngland
against the sale of Dickens Memorial stamps has resulted ia
an entiro change of the character of tho memorial. It is now
officially declared that the money will bu dovoted to tho promotion of the copyright bill. This, however, does not satisfy
tho M.A.P. which has been leading tho ngitatiou against thc
stamp fund.    The M.A.P. says:
"Tho best courso that can now be taken is that the
issue of these stamps bo suspended, that a detailed and clear
account of the money received for them should bo issued,
that the allocation of tho money should be arrived at promptly, and the affair cleared up with as little disturbance as may
lie.
"To allow tho enterprise to run on amid a muss of obvious absurdities, contradictions, recriminations, nnd explanu-
tions, without a singlo definite hint as to what is to bo done
with the money, would be most unfortunate; and one reason
why I have dealt plainly with this matter is that tho idea of
issuing stamps ou author's books is a most dangerous precedent, which, unless checked, is certain in the future to bo
imitated in irregular ways."
Tho coming visit of the governor-general recalls an experience a local oflicer had upon tho occasion of a former
visit of Earl Grey to Winnipeg. The oflicer in question wus
on the reception* committee and wss n little late getting
down to the station. Ho found the station room so crowded
lhat he couldn't make his way to the platform. Uo thought
possibly lie could get through'the freight sheds to the platform nnd found a door open. A minute biter a careful employee happened along and closed the door. The oflicer,
plumed and spurred, found himself locked in the freighl
sheds, lie tried every egress; all were locked nnd it looked
as if he would not only miss lhe reception, but hnvo to spend
a night in the sheds." Hfl was growing desperate, when, liy
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mere chance,  a  railway  man  turned  up for something he
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local stall' just as the train pulled in.
•   •    •
There nro as many good stories told of Champ Clark, thf
new speaker of tho American house  of representatives as
there aro of the deposed czar, Speaker Canon.    Champ ir-
one of the best storyteller in Congress, and his fame is almost as widespread as that of tho immortal Ahe.   He recently defined a Democrat as, "A man wiio believes in Demo-
ratic principles nud who votes.the Democratic ticket.-     In
the first Bryan campaign there were gold Democrats, silver
Democrats and other varieties.    Chump, in describing them
used lo talk about Dick Goodman's dog back in Missouri.
"My dawg," Dick used to say, "is one-fourth sottor, ono-
fourth pointer, uud the other half is jest plain dawg."
"Now, like that dog," said Champ, "most of me is just plain
Democrat.   That's the kind of a Democrat I am."
Dr. Jameson,, whose ill-health has recently been causing
much anxiety amongst his friends, is a wonderful example
of the self-made mnu. Thirty yours ago he sailed to Cape
Colony to set up ns a doctor. Iu Kimberley he shared rooms
with another young man, aud few thought that this ordinary
young couple were destined in tho future to make history,
Dr. Jameson afterwards became the leading man iu the Colony, whilst his companion was Jocil Rhodes,
Dr. Jameson does not boast much in stature, but what he
lacks iu Inches he makes np iu pluck. He once kept back,
single handed, u wild mob outside a gaol, whose object was to
lynch u prisoner.
Dr. Jameson has himself seen the inside of a prison, not,
as ouo might expect, during an inspection—but as a convict.
Somo years back ho was sentenced to fifteen 1110111113' Imprisonment, and he hns, Iherefore, the distinction of being
the only Prime Minister who has worn prison gurb. Spenk-
ig of this incident, the doctor said: "Revolution, to be justified, must be successful—ours was not. i made a mess of
it aud got fifteen months'—that is all. I mny udd one I hing,
I deserved fifteen years'—for failing."
BEITAIN AND AMERICA AS WORLD PEACE MAKERS
"Twice within tho past twelvo months the president of
the United Slates has sketched ont a step in advance more
momentous thaa any ono thing that any statesman in his
position has ventured to say beforo.-" With these words,
Sir Kdward Orey, British Secretary of Foreign Affairs, began an address to the Houso of Commons on March 13th.
The occasion wus the debate over the naval estimates. Several references had been made to tho prparations being made
at Washington for several months past by Ambassador Bryce
and Secretary Knox, for n general arbitration treaty between
tho United States and (Ireat Britain. When Congress assembles in its regulnr session next December, Mr. Knox hopes
to be able to submit such a treaty to the Senate, providing
for general nnd unlimited arbitration of all questions arising
between tho two nations. Sir Edward referred back to President Taft's remarks, made on December 17th, at tho dinner
of the American Society ror the Judicial Settlement of International Disputes, wliich were repeated upon several other
occasions. Mr, Taft said: "If we can negotiuto .and put
through a positive agreement with some other nation to
abide by the adjudication of an iiitcrnutionul arbitral court
in every issuo which cannot be settled by negotiations, no
matter what it involves, whether honor, territory or monoy,
wo shall havo mnde a long step forward by demonstrating
that it is possible for two nations, at least, to establish between them the same system of due process of law that exists
between individuals under a government."
Tho present treaty between thc United States and Great
Britain excepts questions relating to tho national honor,
"vital Interests," aud the rights of third countries, if such
are involved.
Tho British Foreign Secretary, fraukly admitting his
realization of the weight und importance of his remarks,
then gave the following views of what British action might
be under the circumstances:
"We have no proposal before us and, unless public opinion rises to the height of discussing a proposal of that kiud,
it cannot be carried out. But supposing two of the greatest
nations of the wtorld were to make it clear to the whole world
by such an agreement that under no circumstances wero thoy
going to war again, I venture to say that it would huve a
bencficiciit effect. The nations that made such an agrocment
might bc exposed to attack from a third power. This would
probably lead to their following with nn agreement to join
each other in any caso whoro ono of them had a quarrel with
a third nation which has refused to arbitrate. We should be
delighted to receive such a proposal. I should feel it something so far-reaching in its consequences that it required not
only the signature of both governments but tho deliberately
decided sanction of parliament. That I believe would be
obtained."
Tho signifiunce and importance of these remarks by S'ir
Kdward Grey wero at once recognized all over the world.
Here we have not nbstract forms of purely theoretical propositions, but the deliberate utterances of two responsilde
statesmen occupying tho highest position in their respective
countries in regard to the subject under discussion. While
relating to an existing situation, they outline practical measures bearing, not only on that situation, but foreshadowing
a comprehensive policy for dealing with international differences for nil time. The British press heartily supports the
Foreigu Secretary in his point of view. Sir Kdward, however, took early occasion to make answer to the inferences
widely circulated in the press and on the platform that his
ideas foreshadowed a formal alliance between Great Britain
und the Untod States, At the annual dinner of the International Arbitration League, in London, on March 17th, Sir
Kdward disclaimed any intention of conveying the idea that
a formal alliance was contemplated, but said further:
"If a general arbitration treaty were made between two
great nations and became firmly rooted in the feelings of the
jieople of both countries, nnd if one of them wns in the course
of time made thc object of au attack iu n dispute wltll a
third power, in which arbitration had been offered to and
refused by the third power, certainly, I think, there would
be a strong sympathy between.tho two powers who hnd
made the general arbitratioa treaty, But that is n matter
which depends upon public opinion and in which public opinion will take care of itself. ... If an arbitrntion treaty
is made between two great countries on tho linos sketched
out ns possible by the president of thc United States, let it
bo done between the two powers concerned without arriere
pensoe, but don't let them set narrow bounds to their hopes
of tho beneficient results which may develop from it in the
courso of time—results which T think must extend far beyond tho two countries orginally conceruod. . . . To introduce any such conditions or stipulation into au arbitration
treaty would impair the chances of it hero or elsewhere. It
might even lead other countries to suppose that the nrbitra-
tion trenty between the two powers was directed against oue
or more of tho other powers. That would completely spoil
iis possible effect in mitigating the general expenditures on
armaments."
In somi-oflicial replies to Sir Kdward's speech, made pub-
lie in tho parliaments of Germany und France, cordial support
of the general idea of the Tuft-Grey proposals is evident.
Mr. Balfour, leader of the opposition to the government in
the House of Commons, "amid cheers such as have been
rarely heard in the Lower Houso of Parliament," pledged
his hearty support to Sir Kdward. The French Chamber of
Deputies has gone even further, it has decided to call upon
the government to Invito the cooperation of the other powers,
iu the discussion at The Hague, of the questions of simultaneous disarmament. On March lIMh, tho International
Peace Bureau, with headquarters at Heme, Switzerland, of
which the United States is a member, sent ont a circular
letter to all the minister of foreign powers concerning this
question of the limitation of armaments as proposed in the
resolution adopted by the last session of Congress, Baron
d'Kstournellcs do Constant, the eminent French worker for
international peace, paid a visit to the United States Inst
month, nnd mado a number of stirring public addresses.
Baron de Constant 'is a member of the French Chamber of
Deputies, an oflicer of the llngue Court of Arbitration nud
a winner of fhe Nobel peace prize.
GOOD-BYE, GOD
An American dentist attended a banquet, of artists iu
this city some years ago as representative of the New Vork
Dental Society. Responding to a toast, he said he hnd never
booh in Canada before, and he proceeded to give his preconceived notions of this country. He had no idea we had
such a fertile coutry and such Hingnifieictit cities. Ue had
regardod it as a,God-forsaken wilderness, and in this connection he told a story of a man who had bothered the Adminis
trntion for a foreign appointment. At last he was appointod
consul in some place in Canada. He was woefully cast down.
So were his family, who had always regarded Canada ns a
Godforsaken country, That night, whon the little girl was
saying her praTers,' she concluded by saying, "Oood-byo,
God.   Wt art going tt Canada."
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COMBATING  THE  SLEEPING
SICKNESS
Tho work ni' the British government
u conjunction with the Roynl Society
u connection wiih the eradication of
the sleeping sickness has been attended
with couipfoto buccosb, two camps haying to be closed owing to the demise of
old patients suffering from this
Bcourge, mul the absence of fresh cases,
Tho propagation of this epidemic wns
attributed tb the fly Qlosslnn palpalis.
The districts which were known to be
postered with this disease*carrier were
carefully mapped out. und by careful
Investigation it was found possible to
ascertain tho regions of its activity.
Owing to the rigorous methods advocated hy the commission, and the energy
with which such were takon up it wns
rendered possible t'o remove tho inhabitants from the suspected zones and
to stamp out. the lly by extreme mens-
Inst recently, however, it has beon
discovered that the Glossiua pnlpnlis is
not the only germ carrier. A death occurred  in   Kngland  from  the  sickness,
nd a minute pathological examination
revealed tho disquieting news that the
parasite was of a different character
from that, already ascertained. Inquiries showed that the victim had come
from Rhodesia, from a district 400 miles
south of the limits of the haunts of the
Glossina palpalis, and further investigation resulted in the discovery of another
species of the tsetse fly, the Glossina
morsitnns, us being tho vehicle of infection, whilo it was also found that
several other persons in Rhodesia wore
suffering from the same malady. Should
such ultimately prove to bo the case,
the definition of tho localities favored
by the morsitnns will bo somewhat dilh-
ult as it is found over a much wider
ilea. The region in which the case
occurred has boon searched for tho palpalis but without success. It is not
believed to come so far scuth, so that
suspicion of the inorsitnns seems to bo
well founded. Possibly the former is
a migatory insect, nnd if such is the
case this unsuspected attribute will bo
closely investigated. Thanhs to tho
measures adopted in Ugniida it is hoped
that this scourge will be completely
eradicated from the country within a
short time, and it is suggested that a
commission should be dispatched to
Rhodesia to stamp out the scourge while
still in the incipient stage, so that the
country may not be so extensively affected as have been the Congo, Uganda.
nd olher parts of the Continent.
THE RESURRECTION PLANT
Tho Resurrection Plant, whose botanical name is the Annstnlicn, is sometimes
ailed "The Rose of Jericho." Xo other plant has been credited with so
many extraordinary qualities, and none
has been pf greater service to quacks
and charlatans ever since its peculiarities were discovered.
It has been culled the resurrection
plant" by reason of the fact, that when
apparently dead and dry it often as-'
sumes again the color of life as soon as
Its root is plunged Into water. Its buds
swell with new life, the leaves of its
calyx open, the petals unfold, thc flower
stalk grows, and the full-blown flowers
appear as if by magic, lt is not, strictly speaking, a rose at all; the stpm divides at the base and bears spikes of
pretty white llowers, which change into
round fruits. When ripe the loaves fall,
the branches grow hard and dry, and
fold inward so ns to form a ball.
In autumn the plant is uprooted by
tho storms aud carried toward the sea.
There it is gathered and exported to
Europe, where it is highly prized for its
hy drome trie qualities.
All that is necessary is to place the
end of its root in water, nnd soon the
plant is seen to begin a new life, develop its parts and unfold new roses.
When thc water is removed, the spectator sees the magical plant grow weak;
its [let a Is (dose and the leaves pass
through tile last agonies of vegetable
life and die.
Tho resurrection plant grows in the
sandy regions of Egypt, Syrfo and Ar*
nhin, nud has long been connected in
popular superstition with the Holy Laud
and lhe life of Jesus, In certain countries it is still believed that this re
mnrkahle flower blooms overv vear on
the day and nf llie hour of the birth of
Christ, and pious pilgrims still reporl
lind ing it nt ovory spot where Mnry
and Joseph rested on their flight int
Egypt.
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stomach is the workshop nf the vital
fund ions nnd whon it, gets oul of order
(he whole system clogs In sympathy.
The spirits flag, tho iniml droops and
wink becomes Impossible, The first
care should be to restore healthful action of the stomach and the best pre
miration for that purpose is Parmelee's
Vegetable I'ilis. (ienornl use for yenrs
has won them a leading place in iuedi
cine.    A  (rial  will attest   Iheir value.
A  POLAIt TYPE  OF   AUrOMOBILE
SLEIGH
A new type of automobile has been
constructed by u French maker who
calls tho vehicle a "Polar automobile
sleigh." In appearance and in con
struction it does not differ essentially
from an ordinary racing car. Kor traveling in deep snow a shoe or
skate is placed under each of the
front wheels and clumped firmly to
the wheel, and two other shoes an
lowered on their double telescopic sup
ports which embrace the rear nxlo, just
inside of the wheels. The rear shoes
are lowered until, by pressing on the
snow, thoy support, almost the entire
weight of the after part of the tnr.
The rear wheels are thus prevented from
sinking deeply into the snow, but they
graze its surface and penetrate suf-
nOiently to continue to perform their
function as driving wheels, ns tho chains
with wliich they are wrapped act on the
snow much as the paddles of a side
wheel steamer act on the water. The
rear shoes are much longer and wider
than the front shoes, pointed at both
ends, and turned up slightly in froat,
and sharply behind. The short front
shoes have, sharp, high and decked
prows which enable them to act as snow
plows, while their rear ends are square
md curved slightly upward. On each
side of the cur, a little in front of the
rear wheels, is u pair of forks or claws,
which can be raised or lowered by moans
of a lover. Each pair can be operated
independently. When both pairs are de
pressed they act as brakes, while steering, is greatly facilitated by depressing
the claws on one side only. When the
front shoes are not in use they are ear
ried on the footboards.   ■
WORDS IN THE TELBPHONE
hong-distance telephoning has become
a little science on its own account., aid
has called into existence a class of tif-
erntors who uro valuable by reason of
the clearness and sharpness with whieh
they can pronounce words whilo speaking rapidly. It has also developed the
fact that the French language is better
adapted to the telephone than the Eng
Hsh. The ordinary business of the longdistance between Paris and London is
frequently enrried on in the French
language. It is stated that the consider
able proportion of sibilant or hissing
syllables in English renders it a less easy
and accurate means of communication,
Certain English words are especially
difficult of transmission by telephone.
The word "soldier" is cited as one of
these. Proper names frequently oceur.
in the midst of nu otherwise perfectly
uidible and intelligible conversation,
wliich the ear cannot catch. These must
be spelled out, involving delay. Export 'phone operators in the Router
press service between Paris and London
have succeeded in transmitting messageF
in the French language at the rato of
one hundred nnd ninety words a minute.
This is at a much swifter rate than
ordinary speech,
"Plenfie contribute In our fund to
send a missionary to the cannibals.1'
"J won't—I'm n vegetarian and don't
believe in it. But I'll send them some
cereals, if you wish."
"Vou pay too little attention to
your personal appearance. Remember
that clothes muke the man." " Yee.
but for me the mun snys he won't make
any more  clothes!"
.Mr. Struckoll—-That there sculptor
feller says he s goin' to make a bust of
me. Mrs. Htruckoil—Henry, it's just
terrible the way yon do talk; say
"burst," not "bust."
DISILLUSION.
There were no days like the good  old
days,
When few were our desires;
We loved them so, for we didn't know
That the world wns full of liarn.
Mrs, Mumps—Your 'iisband wears 'ip
'air terribly  shorl,  Mrs.  Gubbins.
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THE    ISLANDER
Published   every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,  B.C.,  by
Ormond T. Smithe,
Editor and Proprietor.
Adrertising rales published elsewhere in the paper.
Subscription price $1.50 per year, payable in advance.
The editor docs not hold   hinurif responsible for views expressed by
correspondents.
SATURDAY, JUNE 10,   1911.
What the Editor has to say.
We have been asked several time within the past few
months to take up the question of the food supplied to the patients in the Public Ward in the local hospital.
We have hitherto refrained from dealing with the matter
ns our experience has taught us that statements of this kind
are much more easily made than they are substantiated, and
an injustice is often done a very worthy institution through
two much credence being placed in the chatter of some discontented patient.
This week, however, a gentleman who has been confined
in the Public Ward for some time has come to our office with
definate charges, and has given us full permission to use his
name in dealing with matter, should the Board of Directors
of the hospital wish to take the matter up.
When the matter is brought to us in this manner, and
with such a guarantee of good faith on the part of the complainant, we feel in duty bound to give the fullest publicity to
the grievances, in the hope that should they be found to justified, an immediate remedy may be afforded.
The ex-patient describes the food as the worst he has seen
supplied anywhere, athough he has had considerable experience
in camps of all kinds and is not over fastidious.
He describes the bread as being like dough, milk supplied
in insufficient quantities for tea and coffee, and for other purposes can not be obtained at all, the coffee is brought in cold,
and with the grounds floating on top; soup so thin that you can
read a newspaper through a foot of it.
While these conditions.existin the Public Ward he stated that
good food is supplied to the patients in the Private Rooms,
while the Jap waiter he has seen with his own eyes dining upon food that is refused to the patients.
He states that patients are continually forced to leave the
hospital before they are in a fit condition to do so, simply because they cannot stand the food, or the want of it; as an instance of this he quotes the case of a colored gentleman whose
stomach was unable to stand the strain longer, and also the
case of a Finlander who found the food so much worse than he
had been accustomed to that after three days iu the hospital
with a badly injured leg, he induced some of his fellow countryman to remove him from the hospital.
It is further stated that the Jap enters the ward with
two trays upon which the food is delivered to the patients, and
in order to that no unnecessary trips may be made to the ward,
reaches under the bed grabs a couple of conveniences and departs, to return in a few minutes with a second tray for the patients.   This, naturally is not conducive to a hearty appetite.
The following bills of fare are taken ftom the ex-patients
dictation; Breakfast, Cold Mush, one egg, breud and imitation
Coffee.
Dinner, Shadow Soup, Beef from which soup has been
made, potatoes.
Supper, Potatoes and mustard salad, Bread, a little butter
Clip of tea, (no milled
If the Board of Directors want the name of the patient making the above statement, they may obtain the same at this office at any time; the complainant is acting on behalf of a number of other patients and ex-patients and has his witnesses
ready at any time the Board wishes to investigate the truth of
statements made above.
The gentleman speaks most highly of the treatment received from the nurses and doctors, and has no complaint to make
in this connection whatever.
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F. L. ANDERTON,
Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. C.
iteaf: §$tate
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
FOR SALE
CLEARED FARMS, BUSH LAND
AND LOTS
Agents tor E & N. Lands,
Comox District.
Pilsener Beer
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
sssBest on the Coast s=
Pilsener Brewing Co.,    Cumberland, B.C.
AT THE
FURNITURE STORE
jmst Ait f ivei
A CONSIGNMENT OF SIDEBOARDS
in GOLDEN and SURFACE FINISH,
RANGING FROM $20.00 TO $25.00
The Furnkure Store"
Cumberland, B.O
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON
25 Chains
20 ACRES
Price  $4000
25 Chains
20 ACRES
Price $4000
25 Chains
30 ACRES with house and buildings
Price $5,500
21 s
$450
(11)
2J a
1450
(10)
*450
(9)
2} a
|450
<8)
2J a
SI 50
(7)
■>\ t,
9450
(«)
21a
?450
(•r>)
31 a
8650
(4)
SATWARD LAND  DIBTR10T
District ofSayward
TAKE NOTIOB that lienr** Porter, of Voncover
ii<vii|iiition b;itlifr, intend* Ut appl) for peniiidaluii
to purcb.itH) the following described lamia:—
Commencing at a P»*t planted nt Uio S. E miner
of Ti L 2fu(i thence about no chain* went; thence a
bout mi chain* north to tdiure line; thence aoutll-
east, f .illiiwhitt nhovt'iim1 in point of comtdiiucemuiit
roiiU iiiinc tHO acre* more ur low.
Oeorge Porter
Karl Cllne, Agent
Date March 10th, 1011. (apl 1)
8AYWAKD LAND DISTRIOT
Diritrli't of Say ward
TAKK NOTICE tlmt Alfred Cautanohn of VftttflO
uver. ll.C, occupation plHMterer, intend* to  npply
for jwrralnilon to puivhte the following described
land*—
Commencing at pist pUnteda IkiiU20 chains north
of the 8 W corner of T L 27196; thenee west St)
chains; ihence north 40 uhalnMht-nceeaHt 40 chains
thence nurth 40 chain*; Lheuce eimt *ti chnins; thtnee Ninth 80 chains to point uf commencement containing «0 acrett mure ur lei's
Alfred C'autanche
Kitvl Cllne, Agent
March 16th   Wll (apt  1)
HAYWARD UND DISTRICT
District of Sayward
TAKE NOTICE that William Maddlson Frowir,
of Vancouver ll.C. occupation carpenter, intemlttln
apply for permission to purchase the following de.
•cribed lande—
Commencing at a post planted about 20 cliuins
north of the m. W. corner of T. L. 271»r.; thenco south
80 chains; theuce went SO chains; thence north So
chain*; thence east 80 chains to point of commence
ment, containing 040 acres more or less,
William Maddlson Fraser
Earl Cllne, Agent
Date, March 10th. 1011 apl l)
Mah Lee
Laundry
P. 0. BOX 294
Satisfaction
Guaranteed
Near the Saw Mill
GENERAL BLACKSMITHS
Horseshoeing a Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
FOR SALK-One thoroughbred Jor-
■ey Bull, in prim* condition. Apply to
Bare Roy.
Old Newspapers for sale at The
ISLANDER OFFICE. 25c. per
hundred.
IE. O. EMDE
Lit tie River Roiyl
FOR SALE
The above well-known Stewart property, Little River
Road, about one mile from Comox Bay, bloch 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 mi snialli'V lots, .til property facing on good
Government roads.
For Terms Apply to
Beadnell & Thwaites
Sole Agents, Courtenay.
DISTRICT AGENT
..FOR..
The  Russell
AUTOMOBILE
The only Car Mude
in   America   with
the "Silent Knight
Valveless Engine,"
Also made in valve
. . . style . . .
Cleveland, Brantford, Massey-Harris, Perfect and Blue Flyer Bicycles ; Fairbanxs Morae Gas Engines; also the Moore Gasoline
Lighting Systems. Oliver Typewriters. Repairing ofall kinds.
Bieijcles, Sewing .Uttehiites, (Jmis, etc.    Soissors and Shales ground
Rubber Tires for Jlabt/ Carriages,   If oops tor Tubs
THIRD STREET, CUMflERLAiVD.
G. H, ASTON
f
Practical  Watchmaker
All Work: Guaranteed
1
M Wes a Sneci
. . NEXT TO TARBELL'S, . .
Dunsmuir Ave   :::  Cumberland ofl
THK tSUNDBR CUMIiKliLAKfl. CO.
THE BIG STORE.
The Store of
Quality
The largest and most Complete show
ing of Wliitewear in every line that
is shown in this vicinity.
Prices For All.
Now is the time to supply yonr needs
before lines are broken.
Our Grocery Department is Stocked with the freshest.
©ive Ws a       t£
TRIAL ORDER   j{
OUR AIM IS TO GIVE
Satisfaction
lift!
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Oood
Wet Goods
Best Bread ud Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
..I.
I  I
"Usdlnc Tobacco King."
Better known ss
"LONG WILLIS"
Dealer la Fruits, Csady, Clgsrs
aad Tobacco.
i3U Billiard Boom in connection
THB
CUMBERLAND
= HOTEL =
W. MERRIFIELD, Prop.
The finest hotel in the city.
Display Advertisements
75 cent? per column incli per month. '
Special rate {or half page or more.
Condensed Advertisements
1 cent 1 word, 1 issue; minimum charge 25 cents.
Xo lurounts run for thin class of advertising '
A FINE LINE OF NEW
MA TERIALS JUST RE-
:   :   :  CEIVED  :   :   :
P. DUNNE
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
DUNSMUIR AVENUS
£____.
Union Loijob No 11. I. 0 0. F.
Menu every Friday evening at 7 oclock
in 1. U. 0. F. HaU.   Visiting bretbern
walonmt.
Its E Aston, Ssckst .by
Baseball Schedule for 1911
June 4' Courtenay vs Union Bay at
Union Bay.
Juno 4. Mars va. Pilseners at Cum-
berland.
June 11 Union Bay vh l'ilnennrs at
Cumberland.
June 11. Stan va Courtenay at
Courtenay,
June 18. Pilsencra va Courtenay at.
Cumberland.
June 18. Start va Union Bay at
Union Bay.
June 25. Union Bay va Courtemiy
at Courtenay,
June 25. Pilseners vs. Stars :it Cum
berland,
July 9. Pilsener vs Union Buy at
Union Bay.
July 9. Courtenay vs Stars at Cumberland.
July 16. Courtenay vs Pilseners at
Courtenay.
July 23. Union Bay vs Stars at Cun -
berland.
July 30. Courtenay va Union Bay
at Union Bay.
July 30. Stars vs Pilseners at Cumberland,
Aug 6, Union Bay vs Pilseners at
Cumberland.
Aug 6. Stairs vs Courtenay at Court
nnay,
Aug 13. Pilseners vs Courtenay nt
Cumberland.
Aug 13. Stars vs Bays' at Union
Bay.
Aug 20. Union Bay vs Courtenav
at Courtenay
Aug 27. Pilseners va Stars at Cumberland,
Sept 8, Pilseners vs Union Bay at
Union Bay.
Sept 10. Courtenay ve Stars at Cumberland,
60RNER STORE
$<mte : §utfe
WE HAVE A GBEAT BANGE
of Summer Suits at $15.00.
They are the latest in style and
best in quality.
DON'T FOEGET-weare a-
Sents for Coppley, Noyes & Kan-
all Clothing.
LADIES' DEPARTMENT
Our Ladies' Waists have arrived
and are open for inspection.
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J. N. McLEOD
I
C. H. TARBELL
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
etc.
AGENTS   FORi
The McClary  Manufactuing Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
Will Old Age Find YOU
Still Drudging Along;
9
What is life going tomeari to you ? Is it oing to mean comfort and prosperity, or is lack
of training going to condemn you to hard labor for the rest of your days?
FOU YOU, THERE IS A ROAD TO SUCCESS.    Let Geo. Shaw, Nanaimo, tell you all about it.
The Inteminflonal CorrMpouiIeace School®
NANAIMO   REALTY   COMPANY
Agents for the Columbia Fire insurance Company
We have the exclusiv/e agency for a few lots in Burnaby Municipality—a stone's throw form the Edmond's car line, price
§3o0.   $50 can hjandle these lots.
FOR SAL ft- Eight lots on the South Road.   These lots'
which are 70 x/tSO, lie between the Vancouver and Westmins
ter and Eburn'e car lines.    Price 9600, terms quarter cash,
balance 6,12}and 18 months.
For a small sum down and the balance in monthly payments we can
secure you an exceptonally fine borne
in Vancouver.
Call and See Us For Particulars.
*_%oet ^c^farfeme .manager. ZT, §xtmfovfonb, £8. §. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND. B.C.
RHEUMATISM
13 Months'Suffering Cured
Deir ttir:
"I wish you to put my letter on ro
eord i'or tho sake or Buffering lntm:inily.
I kavo Buffered 18 months with Muscular Rheuiuatisra In my back, I bavo
spwHt at loast $20.00 or plUa and lini-
iiiciit+i during thai timo, but nothing
wouldjoaBo mo of tlio pain -in faot( it
wan u chronic pain, Por thoso lona 18
m.oaths it Rtnyod right with mo, some-
times eonvulslvd mnl crnmp-liko, causing mc in groau and cty aloud. Evory
mom ant was torture. 1 could not turn
in bed without yolliug out. Now I will
always bloss tho day when 1 firsl Btart*
r<i to mil In, uud to tako Internally
• Nerviline,' Aftor uilug four bottles,
my paina hnvo loft mo. I slmll always
tako off my hai to 'Norvilina1 ond can
boaestlv say It's tho pour man V
boil friend, because it will always
drive away from you the Domon—
Pain.
" Vours  truthfully,
"Thomas don."
" Paris. Ont."
Use ouly Norvlline. Bold in 95c. and
Wt. bottles the world ovor.
Storyettes      I
NUUSH  (to Tommy, who hai
using
KILLING AND COOING.
di the dayB whon I waB woolug,
All my timo wns sponl lu cooing,
l loolnfl  blissfully,
Fint Bhe cooed and then I cooed
Aa tlm love chase wc purauod
Ib h happy, droamy mood,
XeVr n con from swool  Babotte
Itut by me wns promptly mot
Chcorily!
Now wo'it wed, and 'stead of thrilling
Littlo «ooa we twain are billing,
Billing  constantly,
Pint J hill nnd then Bho bills,
Hills for grocors, hills for pills,
Ic« ami bonnets, dude and frills.
NeVr a hill from sweet Babotte
Bnt muat be instnntor met—
'   Woe is me!
Thwe'fl 10 joy without  its sorrow,
Ni tlday without its morrow
AVith its puin.
Vit with all the woes of billing,
WUh rotfultfl so sad and chilling,
And tlte debt chase swift nnd killing,
Ifkin Babotte doth cull ino to it
I am ready still to COO it
All  again 1
Kills Banc Spavin
Ricli Valley, Alta, May 20th. 1909
'•I have used yonr Ppa*l» Cuie for a
long Ume and wotrttl net be without Lt.
Have killed a Uone Sjmrii hy Iti use."
OU{ CARLSON.
That   tells   the   whale   story.    And
hundreds of thousands have had the
same experience tn the pen. __ years.
For Spavin, Ringbone, Curb,
Splint, Swellings and
all Lameness,
Kendall's Spavin Cure cures tbe
trouble—wafcts the horse sou mi and
well—and saves money for the owner
because It removes the cauie of the
trouble.
Keep a bnttle always at hand- $lorfl
for $5, Good for man and henst. Ask
your dealer for fire copy of onr hook
''A Treatise On The Horse"orwrl(eu»,
M
DR It. J. KENftAU CO. Enoshurg Falls. Vt.
VARICOSE VEINS, Varlcosltlos.otc
promptly taUwnfl and waatnaUy cured by.
WMWF;
A mflrt. pifp, aniiHiiiitr tui-iiiri.i.   i:ii.t-F) ont Forwu
attiiyi im ii -1.;.- .ii" i- -■ Vi. ! uv,. K i-,,ii,:in::ti,
K7 Itdaiio ■■... Vv. Hptlnii field, mum., Miffeti I 90 yenri
witt> emarge it, i.ii"U- i rplus; IiU doctor advised stoi*
pins worl 1 kou totted, [rtstfladordolngsolia iw.
AHSoiu i m:, ,}K.,ni:d mB months'timo tin ■■■ ra
ot-ci b»l nwt-lii [ li.i-i .tii [lip-appmrH: and in' wm cn
ofi-'' . /i. iti'initrts i.iho-. Wens, Tumors,
tn-t fativ ■ 'i i ■ ■ ■■■■•' i ■■('■- .ir .t -iiratiis. Ji i
.- ■■      • .    •ir.kn ■ '•:.   :••■(• \. \.tt.\\>:
ti. F. i .'■ HB, P. 0 F., 210 Tipple St., Curt.tj.flel..
i ' '!!■. •, HI., EftMlrmL •,»»jnltrt«i Autiii*.
»i- f,.,.i ,,.i i,, «.iHTli hoi,k * imsn tn., nit
i f-tt
Muft
Vour Liver
is Clogged up
1W§ Why You're Tired—Oul  of
Sorts—Have No Appetite.^
CARTER'S LITTLE^
UVER PILLS
will put you right
in a tew days.
They 3o
heir duty.
Cute
'onitipn-
on, Bil- I
usacn, Indigestion, ni Mc Hssdactie.
SHALL FILL, SMALL DOSE. SHALL PRICB
Genuine m-mw*. Signature
boon
ng   somo   ba9   words)—" Ilow
(Into you, Tomrayl    Dou't lot mo
hear you my tlmt again,"
Tommy—" Well, Shakespeare pays it,
Nurse. *'
"Then you are uol to go out playing with him any moro,"
"1 was reading a joko in the paper
tho othor day," snld n Buccosaful Cleveland business man, "about a man who
boastod thai ho romomberoil tho first
nickel lie ovor earned, Ho wn;* a no-'
torlous tightwad, and when ho told
about it it mombor of hln party soldi
Let's mo it.' Thai's a good joke,
bul l really umi truly rom ember the
flrsi dollar I over mado, 1 reinembov
t because—donM Iflugb—1 really did
BttVfl tt, nnd 1 have it yet—right horo
my pocket,''
'Well," QxclailUOd the man ho was
luii^ to, "1 ^lill want to know how
you were able I" keep it so long."
"Jt was tho lirst I over made," re-
poated the 1'lntocrnt, "ami it was ho
Imperfect that 1 was never able to pass
it."
eee
At one of thc Yorkshire inns there
is a pianist who can vump to any Sony;
that any singer wishes to Bing, llo
cannot read n note of music, yot in the
loeal vernacular, ho "can play owt."
Recently, however, lie met with an
unexpected chock, A man hummed
ovor an nir, bul tlio pianist failed to
get tho key.
"Let's try it again," he suid; and
thoy tried it again.
Still it was of no use.
A third trial brought no better result.
Then the pianist turned to tho singer iu anger and said: "Sitktt, Aw've
tried tha on t' whito 'uus, Aw've tried
tha on t' black 'una, and Aw've tried
tha on t' black aud white 'uus mixed,
it's no use;  tha's singing between t'
cracks!" ■
• *   *
Hearing u noise, at midnight in one
of his rooms, a gentleman tiptoed to
tho spot, thinking to take the burglar
unawares. Sikes, howovcr, was not to
bc caught napping, and before the
owner of tho houso fully realized what
was happening, ho was looking down
tho muzzle pf a revolver.
"Vou realize that yon are at my
mercy?"
'' Ye—s,'' replied the house-owner,
"Aud also realize that I could shoot
you dead if I wished?"
Another  trembling  affirmative.
"You did not hear mo eater tho
house!"
"Well, if you had your windows fitted with ono* of Ketchum's new patent
burglar alarms, this wouldn't have happened.    I nm un agent for the—"
But the house owner had swooned.
Nat Goodwin, tho actor, made the
statement one afternoon, in a Cincinnati hotel that no man could eat a
quail a day for thirty consecutive days,
because no human stomach could digest
it. The friend who hoard him make
tho statement bet him $100 that he was
wrong. Goodwin stuck to his claim
and agreed to take tho bet. Thon
the two went out into the street, the
bargain being that they would have the
thirty-day tost made by an impartial
person. As it happened, they Btruck
a hobo, who gladly accompanied thom
into the hotel bar to have a drink.
Goodwin explained the bet to the
tramp, and asked him:
"Now, do you think you could oat
one quail a day for thirty consecutive days!"
You betcher life!" replied tho
bum, and added: "But, say, pal, for
goodness sake make it a turkey."
# »    s
Mark   Twain   brought   out  .loan   of
Arc anonymously. The book was ono
of his failures, but he waa proud of it.
liefore he acknowledged its authorship he sometimes fished for compliments nbout it.
One evening at a dinner Mark Twain
said carelessly to a senator:
"Are you a novel reader?"
'' Yes, a great novel reader,'' was
the reply.
"I don't suppose you're following
that anon vinous new serial, Joan of
Arc?"
"Indeed, I am, through every instalment."
"What do you think of it? Ib it
good!"
"That's hardly a fair question to
ask me," the Senator replied. He
knew the book's real author. "You see,
I wrote .loan of Are myself."
•'There'b bin a fall o' coal in tb'
pit, and Ah'vo only jist got out," was
the reply.
"Ves; but whero'a tho other man?"
continued tho referee.
"Oh, he'll cootn if ho can; but Ah
canna say for mirtiu wot timo—it's
him lho eoal  fell  oul "
Secretary Wilson, after citing a
casu where the farmer only got nine
cents a bushel for potatoes lhat the
oonsumor paid 75 cents for, resumed,
at a dinner at Washington
BLOOD, PURE, RICH, RED
Rosy glow in the face, sparkling
eyes, vivacious spirits aro all tho out-
como of good blood. No surer way
exists of purifying anil enriching thu
blood than to use Dr. Hamilton's
I'ills, Ity their gentle action on tho
bowels, kidneys and iivor thoy filter
every impurity from tho system, leaving it wholesome aud ablo to tlo tho
work necessary for tho maintenance of
health.
To be well, look well, and feel always
at your best, uso Dr. Hamilton's Tills
of Mniiilruko and Butternut, a truly
wonderful modiolus for young and old.
Price 25c. at all dealers.
inbled    thc
ho philopeuu.
gentleman   who
hall   1   give
BVWVWOTW*
A good story was told by the Hon.
Neil Trim rose, younger sou of Lord
Koseberry, in a speech delivered at a
dinner of the Hoseberry Bums Club.
About a year ago his father bought u
picture of Bums, and sent it to a shop
to have a JsbH put on to show whose
portrait it was. The picture eamo
back, and to' his father's groat surprise, and even greater amusement, he
found written under the picture, "John
Burns!''
A man telly of a dinner ho onco bad
at a farmhouse, on whieh occasion the
piece de resistance was a very tough
chicken. Among those at the table
wero the farmer's two young sons.
These, aa well as tho guests, were struggling unsuccessfully to make some impression on their respective helpings,
when the younger boy turned to liis
companion.
'Tom," he aaid, softly, "somehow
J wish old Dlek hadn't, a' died—don't"
you ?"
A Lancashire football team began a
home match with two men short. After
a while one man turned up and look
his plnce in the. team, though ho limped
painfully and his head had a much-
battered appearance.
"What's up, lad?" asksd the refers*.
Ne matter how deep-rooted the corn
nr wart may be, it must yield to Hol-
l#wa*;a Ctr'i Cire if «se« as iir«Ud.
Chose    middlen
young Indy who  won
"Well,"   snid   the
lost,   "I've   lost;    whal
you!" ^^
" \ onr photograph -nothing but
yonr photograph," she answered, "in 0
pretty, little gold mounting set iu u
gold bracelet, with n sprinkling of em-
oralds und just ouo solitaire—only one,
mind you—no more!' "
"I am tired of this plodding along
year after year," said a wife Lo her
husband, whose pockets she had search
ed fruitlessly. "Why don't you do
something lo make money!"
"I can't make uny inure thaa a living at my business, no mailer how hard
I work," rejoined the poor man,
' 'Then do something else! Invent,
something!"
Somo months afterwards thc husband
0X61 aimed joyfully, "My dear, I've
hit; it, and I'vo got a patent! Mv fortune's mado!"
"That's grnnd!" cried the delighted
wife. "What have you inventedr'
' 'A barbed-wire safety poektffc for
husbands!" replied the husband, a* he
made a discreet exit.
During a heated discussion regarding
lhe length of time a bullock could live
without water, it land-owner told lho
following Btory:
"Three years ago I covered an abandoned shaft on my property. Three
months later I uncovered it and descended. On reaching tho bottom 1
was astonished to find there a full-
grown, bullock. There was not a drop
of water in tho Bhaft, and he must have
entered thoro by somo subterranean
way befern I covered it. Consequently
the unfortunate nninml could uot have
had water for three months."
The derisive laughter following
those statements was silenced by thi
narrator.
" Of  course,   it   is   not  necessary  to
add," he said, as he walked away nonchalantly, "that wben found'the bullock was not alive!"
«<   »   •
Winston Churchill, the young English statesman, once began to raise a
mustache, and while it was still in the
budding stage he was asked at a dinner
party to take out to dinner an English
girl who had decided opposing political
views. "I am sorry," said Mr,
Churchill, "we can not agree on politics." "No, we can't," rejoined the
girl, "for to be frank with you I like
your polities about as little as I do
your mustache." "Well," replied Mr.
Churchill, "remember that you aro not
really likely to come in contact with
cither,"
Major 8. Harris, one of the Australians who fought in thc South African
war, visited British Columbia and finally settled down in Vancouver, Now
he tells of a man in his province who
wont ovor to sec London for the first
timo laat year, and was being shown
through Westminster Abbey. He got
into conversation with a tourist agent
who wus showing a party about and at
intervals the man who was explaining
asked thc British Columbian questions
tbout Vancouver. "I suppose that in
your country you have no place like
thc Abbey!" he suggested. "No." replied tho other. "Then what, may I
ask, do you do with your illnstious
dead?" "First," replied the British
Columbian, "wc appoint a commission
to see whether the mnn is really dend,
and then if the commission decides in
the affirmative, we send him to the
legislature."
lln water heated to 410 deg. I'\ Sea-
wator more thau 000 feet beneath the
Blirfaco will remain liquid nt that tout*
jpiM'ature, and if it penetrates the
curth' smist whero tho temperature is
equally high, it will, apart from pressure, liquefy, lhe' silicates, or glassy
rocks, Tlm German experiments point
to tho euiii'lusioii that, at a depth of
aliout five miles, silicates in contact
wilh water are virtually fluid, and that
ths level of aqueous fusion in the earth
is llvo times nearer lhe surface than is
that of igneous  fusion.
SOME  QUEER DISHES
I u i
i eut
to parts of the world peopl
seaweeii, in others, birds' nests nre a
delicacy. Hunters of big game enjoy
a meal of elephant 'fl foot. Ordinary
people, llOWOVor, coul ent. themselves
With a rational mixed diet; and they
iio so, knowingly or unknowingly, iu
order that they may get all lho elements necessary to the maintenance of
tho body iu perfect health and vigor.
Some foods supply energy, somo make
good lhe daily waste of the system,
while others again are merely heat-producing. But there are a few foods
which supply all three elements, and of
theso perhaps the most valuable aro
currants. These delicious little fruits
embody all tho nutritive, health-promoting properties. That is why they
are so strongly recommended as a daily
article of food.
Tke Honeman
W. .1. Millor, Howell, Mich.
H. T, Wostbrook, Briintford, Out.
Cruickstou Btock Farm, Unit, Ont.
T. Hodgson, Orillia. Ont.
Clin*, linn'ott, Pnrkliill, Ont.
Geo. ZoiU, Howoll, Miflh,
Ititilianl Scott, Toronto, Out.
Hotol Bobbins Co., Buffalo, N.Y.
Hunt and Colter, Briuttfortl, Out.
T, G. Willis, WsllBboro, Pa,
Sliopptird nnd Bodford, Toronto, Out
2.15 Paoing Stake, $1,000
W. II. Korn, Detroit, Midi.
T. Hodgson. Orillia, Ont.
Edward  Iviuson, 1'ol.rolou, Ont.
W. ,T. Miller, Howell, Mick
I'Yniik Toor, Dunnvllls, Ont.
Oaldwolls. IVtroleu, Ont.
A. 0, l.enUv, Bt. Tlionms, Ont.
.1. ., O'Xonil, Brantford, Ont.
Goo. Zeilx, Howell, .Mich.
Hotol Kohbins Co., Buffalo, N, Y.
I), MoLaohlan, Chatham, Ont.
Jamas Adams, Halifax, N.y.
Goo, II. Estabrook, Deuvor, Colo.
P, W, Ehtrlokou, Tavistock, Ont.
T. a, Willis, Wollsboro,. Pa.
SM Trotttug Btako, (11,000
W. ll. Korn, Detroit, Mich,
ciins. W. Looming, Brantford, Ont,
ll. W, Lapgs, Yarmouth Centre, Ont.
'I'. Early and .1. II. Johnsou, Bprlug-
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Dr. John Wesley Hill, the New York
divine, is almost ns much interested
in polities as ho is in religion, and he
is n great friend of President Taft.
On last election day he met Dr. Hill
iu the railroad station.
"How do things look politically, doe-
tort" asked the President,
."Fine!" said tho doetor, with great
enthusiasm.
"I doubt that,11 commented Ous
Karger, a newspaper correspondent,
who knowa nil about Ohio politics.
"No reason to doubt," objected the
divine. "Why, I've made ninety-four
speeches ia this State myself, nud \f it
goes Democrat ic I 'll bo ashamed to
stay iu the United Ststrs."
That night, when it became known
that Ohio had gone over lo lhe Dnmo-
crnte by a tremendous majority, Karger was still in Cincinnati aud the
Presldenl  and  Pr.  Hill were on a train
speeding Eastward.
This is the telegram Kargsr sent
the President:
"Ohio has gono Democratic. Put
Hill off the train."
Secretary Wilson, of the Department
of Agriculture, blames the high cost
f living oil the middlemen.
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Oretchen Pill ings, by .John A. Mc-
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to Blogen. Mr. Hillings will havo a
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cloBoly in royal lines as somo of eho
leading families of Kurope.
W. B. DlcUerman, proprietor of the
Hillanddale Farm nt Mamareek, N.Y.,
lind David M. Look, owner of last
vear's good 3-year-old Emily Ellen
2:09*4, by Todd' 2: H';',, winner of the
Horseman Futurity aud other valuable
ovonts of the summer, returned a few
days ago front. Memphis, Tenn., whore
they wont to inspect the winter colony
of horses, including three youngsters
owned by Mr. Look^u lion McDonnld's
string. These are a 3-ycar-ohl brown
colt by Mnko, out of Mbrning Pells (the
dam of Emily Ellen), by Pow Bolls
2:li)'/i, a bay, 2-year-old" .filly bv Wil-
ask 2:11V,, dam by Allerton 2:00%,
and a 4-year-old full brother to the
(illy. Emily Ellen is wintering on a
Kentucky farm and is vigorous and
thrifty. \
Thc nominations for the early closing events which will be decided\dur-
ing tho Canadian Circuit meeting nt
London this year, while not as many\as
might have reasonably been expeete'd.
are, nevertheless, of sufficient quantity
to ensure capital contests in each of the'
three stakes. The 2.20 pace has fourteen nominations, and the 2.15 pace fifteen, while the 2.24 trot has fifteen.
From this distance it looks as if about
the Canadian nominations will have
starters, as thoir horses are pretty well
known. Thero nre, however, n number
of horsemen from across the border represented, even the well-known Denver
horseman, George II. Estabrook, owner
of the three-year-old world's champion
trotting stallion, Colorado E., 2,04%,
etc., having entries in tho 8.1fi pace and
tho 2.24 trot. Secretary Tobin is somewhat disappointed that lhe Toronto
owners did not' respond more liberally
to the call for stake entries, only two,
Richard Scott, owner of the pacer Billy
Sims, and the trotter, Axit Audubon,
and John T. Hutson, owner of Mnrgot
Leonard, making nominations. Shep-
pard and Bedford, owners of Ritchie
nnd Richard 8., are in tlio 2,20 pacing
slnke, but this combination is only
partly from Toronto, as Ritchie is al
Chatham in charge of Ped ford, while
Richard S. is ut Pufferin Park in .lack
Montgomery's sfable.
The Hotol RdbblilB Co. represent Da
vid T. Hughes, owner of tho pacing
mare Gamo Maid, thai, by the way,
is named in tho Chamber of Commerce
Stake, which will bn one of the features of (hu Blue Ribbon meeting at
Detroit this year. This is an indication that lhis mar* :i highly regarded
al   least by  her owner.
As tho horses for the stakes do nnt
Imve to be mimed until the first of
.Tune, aud nominators may dispose of
their nominations up to that time, it is
of course too early to comment ou the
merits of tho probable stnrtors, but
from what has been seen of lho Canadian horses it would appear that the
Bheppard and Bedford entry has an
excellent chance, especially as those
owners have a good pair to draw to in
Ritchie, the ROiisaliounl pacer of last
winter's ice Joeing, and Richard S,,
knpwn to be a'.high class wiggle^
The. following is the list of nominators in tho slakes:
2.20  Pacing Stake, $1,000
W.  P.  Kern, Detroit, Michigan.
Edward Ivinsoril Petrolen, Out.
W. W. Brigham, Rvckman's Corners,
Ont.
SHE LEARNED FROM
HER LITTLE GIRL
DAME BOUCHARD FOUND RELIEF
IN DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS
Thoy curod hor Daushtor's Kidnoy
Diseaso and she tried thom herself,
with tho result that her backache
and heart troublo nro gono.
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'Yes," Dame Bouchard says, in au
interview, "I am happy to tell you
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them for my backache aud heart
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and fool sure that they will completely
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Dodd's Kidnoy Pills are doing a
great work in this neighborhood. They
have yet lo find a case of kidnoy disease they cnunot imi re. Whether the
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Crnickston Stoek Farm, Gait, Out,
.1. T. Unison, Toronto, Out.
W. .1. Millor, Howell. Mich.
G.  W. S.  llnrkness, Pelmont, Ont.
E,  P.  Moultnn, Tillsonburg, Oat.
Wm. Hatch, Ottawa, Out.
Geo. ZoltZ, Howell, Mich,
Hunt and  Colter,  Itrantford, Ont.
W. P. Kelly, Kingston, Out.
Geo.  II.  Estabrook,  Denver, Ooll
T. G. Willis, Weltsboro, I'n.
The complete programme as liorein
given, shows n well urrnugetl list of
class races and also a race for runners
each *\ny. In lhe class races horsea with
records obtained over mile tracks nre
allowed three seconds, providing %\ity
are eligible, according to their k»lf
mile  track   records.
First Day, July J
2.20 pace, stake (olOSOd), $1,00«.
2.12   pace, $500,
2,50 pace $-100.
5-8 mile run (2 heats), $150.
Second Day, July _
2,2-1 trot, stake (closed) $1,000.
2.IS  trot, $-100.
8-4 mile run (2 heats), $l,r)0.
Third Day, July ii
Free for-all rnee, $.',0(1.
2.17 pace, $100,
2.23 pace, $400.
5-S mile run (2 heats), $150,
Fourth Day, July 6
2.15 pace, stflko (closed), $1,0M,
2.30 trot, $-100.
fi-8 milo run (2 heats). $150.
"Ves,, said the clerk, as h« dipjad
his pen iu -tho ink aud prepared to fill
out tho blank.    Jour name, pleaitf"
"Amelia  Whipplcton."
"Nationality?
"American.''
"Married or unmarried?"
"Both—twice."
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The Mystery of the Bond Street
Diamonds
By A Hun Lethbridge.
"Tea," Haiti Mr. Ponton, senior partner tf thu firm (if Fontou and I'owull,
Haui Stroot jewellers, "that ia pre-
oiaw why wo called .you in. Scotland
Yard hns failed. They have neither
found the gems nor the thiol Tliey
haven't OVOU put forward a plaUBlblo
explanation. 1 don't much bellovo iu
iiHitbtiitr detectives, but I certainly lmvo
heard you favoralily mentioned, honce
iht sending for you."
'i'he oooaalon cor thin Interview was
certainly extraordinary ami mysterious.
Precisely three weeks had elapsed since
Mh> dlsoovory of a romarknble jewel
t.haft, carried out nj'pareiitly iu broad
daylight, and in a shop full of custom-
era. 'I'he stones stolon worn unset, dia-
tueadi, BUOh as are kept by JirsU'lnss
jewellers fur making up into puedauts
.tnd ether expensive articles ul' a similar
future.
Assording to the published reports,
oae uf the salesmen was showing a
prospective purehnser these gems, which
wore lying in u mother nf pen rl shell
ur affect. Something said tn him caused
haa to turn his head, When ho looked
•p-'iiu, two of tho largest, diamonds had
disappeared, and iu their stead word
iwo tommon pieces uf cut. glass, which
wouldn't have deceived a novice.
Heedless to sny, the prospective eus-
taner was detainod. Ue appeared a
meet respectable, middle aged man,
with gold pince uez, and a saiivo manner, lie waa nt. Ilrst a little irrituuted
at eespicion attaching to him, but afterwards submitted to being thoroughly
searched, supplied tliu authorities with
hie samo and address, und, in fnct, did
aN tbat could possible bn expected of
hta.
Yet thu bald fact remained—the
■ ttita had gone.
1 havo always been fascinated by
■loteetive work. In my humble opinion,
the Individual who would he n success
fill detective must, cultivate his senses
heyeud the normal, lie must possess
thn keeti-sighteiliu'ss of the sailor, tho
l>u>kte of u ten taster, a nil tlio acuta
Konseof touch of a blind man. Follow*
tug nlong these lines, I liad made oue
ur two most BUCcessful coups, and liad
tracked down criminals when the police
liad already given the matter up ns a
Uud job.
Hence I was not surprised when Mr,
Peatei, in  his dire perplexity, scut for
thnt inquiries
sustowor  who
■' 1  lupo.se,"  I  asked, '
were   made   about   this
wan searched. "
"Oh. yes," wns lhe reply, "liis nd-
drew* was verified, lie was stopping
at the lletropole Hotol, and stated thnt
bo whs iii England on a visit. lie gave
his homo ns ChlcagOj and the authorities thero have cabled that they knew
■nothing for or against, him. And the
carious thing is that other robberies of
n similiar description have been reported. There was ono in Vlounu recently
md anothor in Rome,"
"Well, Mr. Stirling' '-my name—
* if you can throw any light on it, not
onlv will vou score professionally, but
ree'll make live thousand dollars, the
reward I 've offered."
My first act was to examine thoroughly the Bhop, 1 put myself as near as
passible in the exact position occupied
by the customer, when he was leaning
Mflross the count er. The flooring was
of linoleum, which did away with any
possibility of the stones having bcen
dropped, wilh a view to kicking them
under a carpet. Besldos which, of
weenie, the place had been ransacked
J'rom iloor to ceiling.
1 talked to the salesman who had
boen serving at the time, and he was
palpably frightened to death lest suspicion might fall ou him.
"Eighteen years in the same firm."
ae he remarked to mo pathetically,
"and uow a thing liko this happens.
It's too horrible!"
Next I called at tho Metropolo. "Mr.
Dallaflf"—that was the gentleman's
eame—"Yes, ho had gone."
lle had delayed his departure two or
threo davo In the hope of helping the
police. "But what could he do?" said
the tlerk, with a shrug of his shoulders.
Fie—the clerk—understood that Mr.
Delias had a niece in Paris finishing her
unsical education, aud ho had talked
ef taking hcr for n motor tour. Letters
were to be addressed to the Hotel
Splendido. Champs Klysees.
That night I crossed to Paris.
Tbe Hotel Splendido is ono of those
huge modern caravanserais, especially
beilt for the tourist, and particularly
fer tho American tourist. Any after'
eeen, at tea time, the Palm Garden re-
swells with tho laughter and chatter
ef these tninstantic trippers, uud with
fcbeir frank good nature it is no diMcult
•titer fnr the stranger to pick up a
ebtnei. acquaintance, 1 had ascertain
ti thnt Mr. Pallas still figured in the
betel register, nml it was my Intention
HSaaohOW or other to get into couvresn
Lieu with him.
Pate favored mo in n curious way.
lt no chanced thnt I was lounging iu
a thtir near a remarkably pretty woven, who appeared to be alone. Sho
ee t> shot a keen glance at me, and then
became occupied again with her own
thoughts. A waiter jostled by me and
tripped over mv foot, nearly precipitating himself into the lap of lho lady
iv question.
Vor something to say, I remarked,
"That'., .the worst of these sort of
places, they are nlwnys so overcrowd-
ed." The stranger assented, nnd from
th*t enr conservation drifted along the
Dermal lines of haphazard acquaint*
iinceshipB,
&'hft was waiting for her husband, so
she said; he waa a business man and
Conducted much of liis business in Paris,
though New York was their home. She
had only arrived in France quire recently— from America. Hnd T boun at the
Splendido longf
No. I had only just arrived from
Russia!
ITow interesting! She had always
heard that St.. Petersburg was a wonderful city. And tbo wealth of thfl
Rnsitns! richer thaa tho Now Yorkers,
ware they not!    And so on.
somewhere, embedded in wax, to be
called for at a convenient moment,
Whnt moro natural place thaa tho ledge
of the counterf
Messrs, Ponton aud Powell never re-
overed their stolon property, as Mr,
and Mrs. Dalas had loft hurriedly for
uu Unknown desiuution. But all their
show-ruses nro now flush-faced.
ShMtCum
quickly stops coti-e.  cars* ■•'■•• ■*»'•
tUtbrf* aad !■■**•     * • -     »•••■**
When I am out on business I uovor,
for obvious reasons, givo my correct
movements, ' While chatting along
theso conventional linos, the husband
arrived. One glance und my heart gave
a leap, Thoro was no mistaking him
from my description. It wns Mr. Dallas. I was introduced in aa informal
manner nud wu nil hnd tea togothor,
Almost the first remark Mr. Dulas
mado was in reference to his experience
in Loudon, llo related it to mu with
gusto, and roared with laughter at tho
idea uf his having beu suspected.
"But," he snid, with a tinge 01 seriousness ia his voice, "it might have
beu very awkward, vory awkward indeed." I commented upon thu proverb*
lal carelessness of shop attendants, uud
added thnt I know something about the
subject ns I was a traveller for a itus-
sian firm of jewellers.
Hen lly, that wns very interesting. He
hud been trying to match somo stones
for his wifo's necklace when thn unfortunate episode had occurred. Perhaps
some timo I would give him a littlo
practical advice upon the subject. There
was more swindling over gems than
over anything else. Tho next thing
was, how to spend the evening? What
did X say to tho opera. Excellent!
Then ho would arrange for seats.
Ho didn't know anything nbout
tannic, aud he wus afraid he did not
como of a musical stock, but still, ho
knew what ho likod. t nearly said
"Whnt about your neicef" but refrain*
ed. The opera was excellent—"La Bo*
heme," with Melba—nnd my new-found
friends improved on acquaintance, Bolh
woro intelligent beyond the ordinary,
nml proved excellent company. Supper
followed, and before the "good nights"
were said, I hnd promised to spend tho
following day  with  them.
Only one point I did uot understand,
Mrs. Dallas had distinctly said that
they wore all alone In Paris and that
they had uo relations this sido of the
wafer. What about tho niece, then?
Probably an error on tho part of the
clerk at the Metropolo.
Next morning wo all went for a drive
in the Hois, ami I played host at lunch
Mr, Dalas brought the subject of gems
up again and reminded me of my pro
miso to advise him about matching
and perhaps valuing those which I did
not consider  sufficiently good   for thu
ltlaco. So, on our return to tho
hotel, I accompanied the couple to their
sii ting-room nud tho necklace waB
brought out for my inspection.
"You see," said Mr. Dallas, "that
toao there, for instance, is rather a
poor oue, isn't it? And thnt ono also,'"
pointing to another. "Wlmt 1 wnnt to
do is to mako all the stones au exact.
itch. I 'm a rich man and money
doesu't matter much; but, all the same,
the rubbish 1 havo bought makes mo
Hied. Look here, now, these aren't of
much acocunt, 1  reckon."
lie openod a small leather wallet aud
tumbled out on the table ten or twelve
single diamonds. They woro not very
good ones I could tell at a glance, not
at all the sort of specimens which had
been lost from Kenton and Powell's. I
picked them up one by one nnd examined them critically, Thon a thought
Stduck mc, uud I rolled two of them
vigorously in the palm of my hand.
"Whnt on earth is that for?"
queried Mr. Dallas.
" 11 's the hest way to tost a diamond," I replied. "Brightens them
up nnd shows thoir characteristics far
better than chamois leather, I dou't
think much of flint lot, I'm afraid, Mr.
Dallas. Hardly equal to the stones you
don't like in your necklace. They may
bo worth $-00 apiece—uot moro."
"Ah, I thought as much," wus the
answer; then, turning to his wife,
"There you are, my dear, what did I
toll you? Wo must do better thuu that
before I am satisfied."
I then excused myself and went to
my bedroom. Pouring some water into
my washing-basin, I plunged my hnnds
into it nud held thom dripping towards
the light. Yos! I was right in my surmise, nnd I know I was on tho track
of two of tho cleverest jewel thieves
in existence.
I caught the noxt train back to Loudon.
Mr. Ponton was surprised to see me
on my return. "Havo you found out
anything?" he asked sceptically. "A
clue, 1 suppose? I'm sick of clues! What
1 wnnt is tho solution of tho mystery—
nothing moro nnd nothing less."
'' Mr. Ponton,'' 1 answered, '' have
you, to tho best of your knowledge,
over had ns a customer a lady of young
middle-age, distinctly smart und pretty;
speaks with a slight American accent,
wears wonderful furs, nnd whom, I am
prepared to bot, wns in this shop within tho Insl, fortnight, and stood there?"
ami I indicated tho position I meant
with my finger.
"Good gracious!" ho snid, "this is
very extraordinary! Now you mention
it, I do remember a ludy—a ronl lady,
my dear sir—who camo to se(o me
about repairing the guard-chain of a
bracelet, I only remember tho case because sho waited whilo tho repair was
made, and we chatted nbout the Coronation. But, really, Mr. Stirling, I
can't see the connection."
"Very good, Mr. Ponton," I replied,
"but don't bc so vory certain. Now
just do me n favor. Run your forefinger along under thc lodge of the
show-case at which I wns pointing just
now, nnd, unless I nm very much mistaken, you will dicover tho means by
wnieli your diamonds wero stolen."
He did ns ho wns directed. A spasm
of amazement crossed his fueo as he
rumbled for n moment, und thon held
up in his finger a picco of beeswax
about the size of a broad bean.
The mystery wns solved.
Aa I explained afterwards to Mr.
Fenton, criminals nearly always give
tho game away by unnecessary lies, plus
the neglect of small precautions, whicli
means much. Thus, thn mere appearance of the "niece in Paris" struck me
ns odd. and made mo suspicious, Then,
when I" was shown the stones—the pro
eecdfl of the Romo robbery, probably—
I felt nt once that thoy had a greasy
surface, confirmed when I dipped my
hands into waler.
Putting two nnd two together, it was
really not difficult to arrive nt the conclusion   that   they   had   been   plnced
WHEN DR. JOWETT TRIED TO FILL
A VILLAGE PULPIT
RRev. Dr. .1, H, Jowett, reckoned by
many comoptont sermon critics the
world's greatest preacher, hus nrrlved
iu Now York to begin his ministry in
the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian church.
Dr. Jowett's coming to America has
beon hailed us tho greatost gift England has made to America in a generation.
Jn a little book—"J. H. Jowett. M.
A., D.D.: A Character Study"—which
has just been published in Kngland, Mr.
Prank Morlson recalls an iutrocsting
story of tho popular preacher. Whon
on a holiday somo years ngo ho visited
a little chapel on the north const. Tho
vill age rs found him a seat, unsuspecting his ministerial profession. Ah the
time for the commencement of the Ber-
vice approached there was somo confusion owing to the pronchor not having arrived, A hurried consultation
wns held,, uud it was finally docldod to
ask the visitor if ho thought ho could
conduct tho service for them. Modestly
replying thnt ho "would try," Dr,
Jowett ascended tho pulpit. No doubt,
says ,dr. Morrison, he preached ouo of
the sermons which havo beeu listened
to with interest by crowded congregations at Birmingham, but his little
audience were quite unmoved.
Home fow days later it became known
that "Mr. Jowett, of Carr's Lane,"
wns staying in'tlio district, and he was
astonished to rocelvo a deputation from
the tiny chapel in which he had preached only a few days previously. "Oh,"
ho said iu reply to a pressing invitation
to agaiu occupy their pulpit, "but I
conducted your service only tho other
Bunday." "Yos," was tho reply,
"but we didn't kuow who you were,
sir, thou." Whether Dr. Jowett'a
audience wore quite so unresponsive to
his oloquenco as he would havo us believe may, perhaps, be doubted.
Mr. Morrison has something to say
of tho groat men—Angell James and
Dale—whom Dr. Jowott succeodod nt
Carr's Lane, and he gives some vory
interesting details of the early lifo o'f
the extraordinary influence ho hnd been
able to exorcise. Mr. Morison attributes much of his popularity ns a
preacher to his power of literary aud
graceful speech. "You cannot listen
to him for ton minutes without being
Impressed with the degree of perfection
to which he has brought whnt ono
might call the external mechanism of
spoken thought." His prayers nre
said to bo, perhaps, "the most beautiful of nil his public utterances."
both mado of buckwheat. And nowhere ou earth could have boou fouud
complexions of moro perfect color aud
texture!
Yet fagopyriam is not a myth, nor are
its victims rare.
How can tho poison of apparently
innocent vegetables bo explained or accounted for? As far as beans uro concerned, tho question is easy to answer.
Tho poisonous species of beans aro rare,
und they arc soon in tho western Eu-
ropoun markets but seldom, The poison
of the beaa is prussic acid; it comes
from spontaneous metabolism, and it
is not formed ovory duy. Tho poison
BOems to bo thero only when the mind
propnrcs tho body to look for it and to
Ilud it. It cannot bo said that cases
of vegetable poisoning—bean or buckwheat—are tho results of diseuso in the
bonus or buckwheat; because an excessively small quantity of buckwheat
and ono or two bonus chosen from'
among perfectly healthy nnd tender
growth have been ublo tu produce appalling sickness. Tho cane has nothing
in common with pellagra, presumably
it is not a question (ns in tho caso of
tho Java beau) of a veuomous poison
stealthily elaborated by tlio plant in
tho secrecy of its tissues; u poison
fttVOrod by the action of a ferment upon a glucociile; presumably it is not the
result of such action, becauso bean-
poisoning cases aro not common. Neither bonus nor buckwheat is poison to
nil alike.
It may be thnt poisoning by buckwheat and beans is moro or less dependent upon u purely individual susceptibility; an Idiosyncrasy—ono of the
mysterious physical predispositions
which muke "one man's ment another
man's poison." it may be that fnbism
and fagopyrlsm recruit thoir victims
from tho neuropathic and anaemic subjects in the masses.
VEGETABLE ASSASSINS
Man passes his life in conflict with
Influences of universal nud permanent
poison; poison is in the nir that ho
breathes, in tho food that he ents, nnd
in the wator that ho drinks. The most
exquisite smoke of the Havana cigar,
the lidos that cradle the germs of'deny and tho germs of tho typhis fevers,
the wine mingled with virulent adulterants—all that feeds the human organism bears the taint of active poison
It may be said without the least ex
aggeration, that poisons in the narrow
est nnd commonest acceptation of thc
form aro Innumerable. From the "horn-
lock" of Socrates lo Lapommerny 's boi
ludonn, nml the Baron dc Keinaclrs
"acouitine," nil poisons have been at
hand in the form of simple vegetable
products.    Prom hemlock to beans nnd
reals as modest and unpretentious iis
buckwheat, all vegetables are to bi
Btudiod and treated with caution.
Pivo years ngo tho world was startled
by a, warning seat to the French Aea
demy of Sciences against certain exotic
beans. The beans were examined nnd
found to contain virulent poison; they
woro tho more dangerous becnuse they
bore dost! resemblance to tho common
beau without subjecting them to ehemi
cal analysis, Some weeks of panic foi
lowed tho warning to tho Academy of
Sciences; thon tho matter was forgotten. Somo time after tho scaro concerning the exotic bean, a well-known
doctor (Cipriani) denounced the bean
ns a poison. According to Cipriani tho
ommou bean is poison, and to do nothing but breathe the. exhalations of
the blossom is to run a risk of contracting a diseaso known as fnbism.
According to certnin medical savants
there nro two varieties of fnbism. Respiratory fnbism is caused by breathing
the exhalations of tho flower; digestive
fnbism is caused by tho ingestion of the
boun itself. But both forms of the
disease are nceompaniud by tho samo effects nnd by the sumo symptoms.
1' Fnbism' '—the '' beau disease''—
was not a thing to bo laughed at; it
was not a mutter of insignificance; it
wus something serious if not fatul;
something thut turned tho skin yellow,
produced intense fever, acute vomiting,
weakening nausea, ami < trome nervous prostration. The evil was of so
subtle u character Hint it could bo communicated to tho child in tho mother's
milk, und so grave as to result in death.
In its time tho disease wus ns well
known as appendicitis ns known toil a v.
Doctor Olimko followed the herald
of fnbism with the announcement that
buckwheat produced skin troubles,
oruptlona, etc. Subsequently ho gave
the disease a nnmo: fagopyrlsm (from
tho Lnt in synonym of "buckwheat,"
fagopyrum). It is undeniable that
buckwheat lias been known so to disturb the blood ns to cover the faces
of its consumers with infinmmution and
eruptions. And yet there was n time
when the people of tho American pen-
insula, from Cnncnlo to Painbenf and
from Pertre to 1'Abervrae'h lived' on
pancakes or fried baiter or dough call
ed crepes, and on tho gruel called groux
FROM FAR AND NEAR
Sixty-one commissions in the army
wero granted to men from tho ranks
Inst yeur.
Four windows in Piccadilly, giving
an outlook to sixty people, huve been
lot for Coronation week at $7,500.
A game of chess lasting thirty-scvou
hours has been played at Vienna by
Count Orsini and Herr Tennenbuuni.
Mr. Rider Haggard, the novelist, who
is farmer as woll, sends milk to London
to the Value of nbout $5,000 a yenr.
For culling out "Hat! hat!" iu a
church, because some women with enormous headgear obscured his view, a
schoolmaster in the south of Franco has
been fined $40.00.
No fewer than 78,000 halfpenny
stumps wore bought nt tho Ludgo te
Circus Post Office the other dny by the
messenger of a city firm which regularly uses $500 worlh of stamps on flvo
days of tho week and $820 worth on
Fridays.
Thirty-seven weddings in soventy-fivo
minutes, seventy-four people made happy at tho rute of one a minute, was tho
record achieved by the vicar of St,
Luke's, Canning Town, Loudon, "the
Cathedral of the East," uad his curate
n few weeks ago.
1,462 men, 321 children, nnd two
children were found iu the streets,
stuirenses, nnd under arches wheu tho
London County Council, according to
report, too, a census of homeless persons
lho other night. The total, 1,785, is a
thousand below that for the census last
year.
A farmer named Walchofer, who lately died nt Radstadt, nenr Salzburg
Austria, left behind him no fewer than
121 direct descendants. He was throe
times married, nnd had altogether
twenty-eight children, of whom twenty-
four ure living. The youngest is sixteen and the eldest sixty-seven.
During the last two years Canada
has lost $47,000,000 by fire. This moans
a tax per head equal to about $3.50 per
annum for ovory man, woman aad child.
The loss is fur greater than that of any
other country. Iu Austria the loss per
head during the same years wus 20c;
Denmark, 20c; Frnnce, 30c; Gormany,
40c; Italy 12c; and Switzerland, 30c.
So valuable is a variety of apple
grown near Lake Chelan, in Washington,
that the tree could havo beon sold re
contly for $30,000, had not its owners
considered it worth more to them, the
intention being to propagate the variety and put it on tho market. Tho fruit
is yellow, and has remarkable qualities
of proservntion. The treo is one of
scvernl which grow from a handful of
seeds planted by an Indian twenty
years ngo.
Electric carpote for heating rooms
are shortly to como into fashion in
Paris. The under side of tho now carpets consist of a network of steel wires,
forming a contact, and ensuring that
the current shnll be equally distributed
in ull directions. It is said that the
cost of the new system of heating will
bo less than that of nny known system.
It is estimated that u room fitted with
ono of the now electric carpets cnn be
heated at a total cost of a halfpenny
nn hour.
Dickie's Anti Consumptive Syrup is
an unparalleled remedy for colds,
coughs. Influenza am] diseases of the
throat nnd lungs. The fnme of the
medicine rests upon years of successful
uso in eradicating these affections, and
ia protecting mankind from the fatal
ravagos of consumption, and ns a nog
glccted cold leads to consumption, one
cannot be too careful to light it in its
early stages. Dickie's Syrup is the
weapon, uso it.
If, aftor this, the animal is loft to
graze on tho herb, the symptoms will
become still moro pronunced. Tho
vision becomes impaired, and tho victim develops an aptitude for grotosquo
antics, sometimes rushing madly ubout.
A "locoed" horso will bulk, back, roar,
and hurl itself backward, and has tho
greatest objection to having its head
touched.
The last and futnl stage of the diseaso is a gradual wasting away. Cattlo
born on tho prairies seem instinctively
to avoid tho loco. High-grade beasts
most easily fall victims to thoir partiality for tho weed.
A Westerner who undertook to drive
a cow from a loco patch to a corral
found that, though tho distance was uot
ovor a milo and ho hnd tho uid of anothor rider, it took two hours and u
half to get tho animal to tho corral.
1'ho cow ran aimlessly nbout in a
silly, dazed way until tho two men got
their horses close nlong each side of
her, ho that she could not turn easily,
Hor sight was defective, ami she fell
into an irrigntion ditch that normally
she could easily havo crossed.
Again, coming to a fence polo lying
on tho ground, she stopped abruptly
and commenced dancing and plunging
in front of it for some minutes; then,
with a greut bound, she jumped over it
as if it woro two or three feet high.
PROSAIC SOULS
Prosaic souls can see in wood or stream
But trees to hew or power to turn a
wheel;
The thrill of ecstasy thoy never fool.
And things to them are less than what
they seem.
The grandeurs of a entnrnct thoy deem
Of little worth except to grind their
meal,
Or  wash  tlieir  stuffs,  or  cool  their
heated steel;
And love of Nature is to them a dream.
O ye that draw the stream and hew thc
wood,
And judge of music by the clink of
gold!
With ears to hoar, you would not hear
nor could;
With  eyes to   see, you're   blind to
sights untold.
Do you not know that Nature's beauties
are
As steps to Ood trom earth to farthest
start
SMOKY AOHILL
Ono of the smokiest places on earth
is undoubtedly Achill, off tho const of
Mayo, Ireland. A smoky atmosphere is
not an unknown thing in any Irish
cabin, but In Achill the greator the
smoke the higher the satisfaction of
the natives, for thero smoke means potatoes, nnd potatoes mean food.
Tt is to one of the methods of procuring soot thai the Islander owes the
smoky condition of his cabin. Soot he
must huve, or the potatoes will not
grow. In tho tilled fields ho erects
littlo huts called "scrnwhogues."
formed by "scraws," or sods of heather from the mountains. Within these
huts,he keeps a firo of peat burning for
six weeks or two months, ut the end
of which period the scraws nre, from
their continual impregnation with
smoke, transformed into soot.
Turf or peat is abundant on the island, and the largo fires cost uothing.
TIIE  LOCO-WEED,
Loco is n pretty plant with white,
purple, and red flowers, which grows
in lho southwest. It takes its name
from a Mexican word meaning "innd."
Indeed, it is often called tho "crazy
weed," by reason of its direful effects
upon cattlo or horses feeding upon it to
any extent.
At first, the poison is slow in mnking
itself felt. The first symptom is usually a dull, glassy expression of tho eye,
wliich gradually dilutes and becomes
finally wild nnd staring.
CONCESSIONAL
Guard of the Motor, Great Chauffeur,
Master of every road and wav,
Who renders useless curb and 'spur
And drives to madness roan and bay,
Oh, Goggled Magnate, spare us yet,
Leat we upset, lest wo upsetl
The tumult and the "honk-honk" dies,
Tho Plutocrats and Snobs depart,
And little heed tho sacrifice
Of ouo-timo-honoied liorse aud cart.
And round the curve Another yet,
Lost up we get, lost up we got!
Horn-warned, our courage melts away,
Within our cowed heart sink tho fires
Our horsemanship of yesterday
Is vanquished by exploding tires.
Oh, Skilled Mechanic, spare us yet,
Lest wo upset, lest wo upset!
If cheered by vistas clear wo loose
Wild Tongues that huvo not Thee ii
awe,
Such  boasting as  Equestrians use
Who can not speed beyond the law
Relentless Driver, spare us yet,
Lost we upset, lest we upsetl
On simple hearts that put their trust
Ia tireless steeds and brake cars light,
And, valiant, brave the fumes nnd dust
To learn that only might makes right,
On these poor, harmless amateurs
Have mercy, oh, Ye Great Chauffeurs!
SMART REJOINDER
The following story was told\ to me
by a friend some time ago, ami as 1
am acquainted with both parties concerned I can vouch for its accuracy.
A certain young man, whom wo will
call Jones, had thrown up a fairly good
position oa thc railway iu order to
commence business for himself as a
greengrocer, etc.
Another railway man—Robinson—a
former companion of Jones, on learning
of this, was heard ou several occasions
to express the opinion that Jones was
littlo better than a certain well-known
variety of fool fur throwing up a safi
job to start "huckstering."
In courso of timo Jones hoard of
this, and meeting Robinson ono day, he
accosted him thus: "Aw say, Robinson, has ta bin telliu' fowk us Aw'm
nowt but a silly foo'f"
The reply eamo without a moment's
hesitation. "What, ino? Nnw, Aw
wor gooin' to do; but they aw knowed!"
A MAN OF REAL TACT.
In the second woek of his pastoral
in a provincial chapel the new minister
appointed Henry Horn tn mako a sooth
iug address to n  baud of the parish's
insurgent   workmen.    Thn   pastor   hr.'1
never mot. Henry Horn, because Henry
seemed u hard man to corner for u personal interview, but u Study of church
records hnd convinced him that Henry
possessed infinite tact nud was just tli
man for the delicate mission.   The dny
after he wrote apprising Henry of th
new duly laid upon him Deary's wlf
appeared, palo with apprehension.
"It's out  of the question," she said.
"Henry can't talk to anybody."
"But he's juat the mnn wlio cnn d
it," said the pastor. "I chose him
for his tact."
"Tflctf"  snid  she.
"Yes. laet. The church papers show
that last year eight men in the parish
who were engaged in hazardous occu
tions suffered ;i fatal accident, and in
onch ense Henry Horn was appointod to
inform the family of Iheir loss. If h
had not. been n tart fui man he would
not have been chosen.''
"Oh," said she, "if wasn't on n>
count of his tact; it was his stuttciiii:
Tt look Henry so long to tell it thi
Ihe folks'found nut'there was sunn
thing the matter before he got to tl
point, and were saved the shock f
hearing it BUddint."
< SAFETY PARACHUTE
Experiments  with   the   nnw   Hervieu
safety parachute for aviation continuei
to be made.    Weighing ouly  15 pound:
in all, tho device is fastened to a trap
Every mothor Bhould realizi
that tho akin of her baby la so
tender th ttio accretions ot tho
bod/ often lead \o rashon. erup
tions, ot.-t i 11 of whioh iaiy bo
removd bv Zam-Buk and lho
use of Zam-Buk boap. Scorn of
restless, crying babies, upon
ocamination, aro louni to bo
suffering from Sjme form of skin
irritation or "heat" Uso Zam-
Buk soap for the ba1 h a^id appl'
Zam Buk j.aim to the sores, and
tao trouble will soon vanish.
Mrs. L. Hood, of ITfl Aloxandor Ave.,
Win ni i mi;, Buys; "Soma nasty sores
brotoonbar mad my baby's month, nud
dc-ipim ull iim prop iratlons used, ttey
refused taOumi. 1 look him to Ht,
ItiKiifiico ]!■ ■ jii.nl nud ho r main ii
thuru for LWO woek*. At tlio end of
that time In win no butter, nnd we
aiuiia toi fc lilm homo. I wan t en ml-
vised to try Ztiui link ti.nl obtained n
supply. Tlio elLVuL cf tho flr-it few
nplilU'ittioii-i win very i:rniii'yiiur and I
contlnuod wiih tlio use oft ha balm. A
It", iu poiwjvoranoo resulted iu a coai-
pluto Cure"
Z im-Bak Soap Ifl Bold by nil DrutrfftRtii
rtl. 'JJ^i'iT i<i->t iiii 1 /.am Hult llak.» nt
60o tin s. Tliu Znm-IIJ k t mil incut
aniekly cures eczema, ulcer*, sores,
ringworm, eruptions, pimples, hi at
ia hi-;, pih'H, out*, burns and all skin
injuries un i (HseuMCS.
czo ubove the flying man's head. The
simple act of releasing the steering
lever or wheel and raising n handle
spreads the parachute, and the fall is
then checked to the rate of only nine
feet per second. A dummy weighing
160 pounds was sent from tho top of
tho first floor of tho Eiffel Tower. The
parachute spread immediately, nnd the
figure landed without the eliglrtest
hitch. When the experiments were renewed General Roquca nnd Commandant Benard represented the ministry of
wnr. The parachute, attached to a
dummy figure seated in a full-sized
aeroplane, again acted with perfect success, nud n guinea-pig fastened to the
dummy was afterwards picked up none
the worse for its nerial venture. The
inventor is now being pressed to show
his confidence in tho apparatus by actual experiment on himself.
SNAKE-KILLING   BIRDS
A number of birds throughout the
world are known to be enemies of reptiles, aud scvernl varieties make a regular search for snakes and other creeping things.
In South Africa ia to be found the
champion suuke-killer of the bird family.   It is known ns the Becretary-bird.
Tho name seems aa odd one, but the
bird received its nnmo from a crest or
tuft of plumage rising from the back
of its head, which reminds ono of n secretary or bookkeper with a bunch of
quills stuch behind his car.
The bird has ashen-gray plumage, and
its tail feathers aro often twa feot
in length. The male bird stnuds as
much as four feet In height, but a great
portion of this ia neck and legs. Its
wings are long when outstretched, and
it is strongly built, and is adapted for
the peculiar work of destroying large
reptiles.
As a rule it attacks smaller snakes in
preference to the very powerful oues,
and in doing so uses every precaution
against contact with thc poisonous
fangs or strong coils. It dons aot attack its prov suddenly, but, nfter walking round the spot occupied by ths reptile, suddenly Spreads its wingB and
gives the reptile a sudden hut sharp
blow on tho head with its vory hard
and Bharp talon-. Thia is so quickly
done that the reptile has no chance to
resist.
AMPLE PROVOCATION
Tho milkman struggled to his feet
from nmid the ruins of his broken enrt,
rubbed the mud from his eyes, ncrnpod
tho flirt from his coat, dabbed his faco
with hia handkerchief, glanced at his
horse, which was just disappearing
round the corner, nnd turned to faco
the crowd of interested apectntors that
had just collected.
"All I've gol to say," he began,
rolling up his eoat sleerss ami screwing
his face into a hideous scowl, "it- tlmt
lhe firi4 rufliau who uu something
about it being no good crying over spilt
milk is going to get his bead punched!''
The city couple vacationing in a
country eottngO decided to have a Into
supper, and called at the little store
and roused the proprietor from his nap
on a bench at tho door, Tliey followed
his lumbering footsteps into the building and told him that they wished a
pound of choose and some large square
clinkers fnr a Welsh rabbit. The old
man topped his wrinkled brow reflectively, "Got tho cheese all right,'1 he
said, "bnt haint got no large square
crackers. Won't yer rabbit eat the
small ones!"
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PUBLIC SERVICE ACT.
THE qualifying examinations fur Third
clu* Clerks, Junior Clerks, and
Stenographers will be held at the follow,
tag places, commencing on Monday the
3rd July next:—Armstrong, Chilliwack,
Cumberland, Golden, Grand Forks.Kam-
In ps, Kaslo, Kilowna, Ladysmith, Nan-
aimo. Nelson, New Westminster, North
Vancouver, PtachUnd, Ruvelst..l.t>,R ss-
land, Salmon Arm, Summerland, Vancouver, Vernon, and Victoria.
Candidates must be British subjects be
tween the ages of 21 and 30, if for Third
class Clerks ; and between 16 and 21, ii
for Junior Clerks or stenographers.
Applications will not be accepted if received later than 15th June next.
Further information, together with application forms, may be obtained from
tho undersigued.
P. WALKER,
Registrar, Public Service
Victoria, B. C, 27th, 1911. 81)27
NOTICE is her. by given that the
next meeting of the Biard of License
Commissioners of the Ciiy of Cumberland, I intend to apply fur a renewal of
the hotel license held by me for the New
England Hotel, situated on the eut half
of lot 3, in block 3, Cumberland Town-
site.
JAMES WALTERS.
Dated this 15th day of May, 1911,
The
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MAX VV KLL  & HORNAL
Proprietors
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
CANCELLATION OP RESERVE
NOTICK la hkhkby oiven that th.
reserve .listing by reason of h
... ice published in the British Co!un>
b^. Gueutte of the 27'h. day of Decern
tin., l!)i'7, over lauds Bituated <m the
E ist ante of Tejudu Island, lying to the
ti nth of Lot No. 2(1, formerly covered
\s- Timber Licence No. 13450, whict
•M'iretl on thi 7th day 'f May, 1908
ii e duelled, and that the said Ian a will
he o en for location under the provisions of the ''Land Act," after midnight
on June lfl'h. 1911'
Roubht A. Renwick,
Deputy Minister of Lands-
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C.
».h   March, 1911
In I
Local Agent for
The London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Get rates before ins u ring else-
where
Office: Cumberland
NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given,
that, under the authority contain-
.i n se. tion 131 of tho "Land Act," a
regulation has been approved by the
Lieutenant-Governor iu Council in fixing the minimum sale prices of first and
semi- d-clasa lands at (10 and |5 per acre
respectively.
This regulation further provides that
the prices fixed therein shall apply to
all lands with respect to which the application to purchase is given favourable
consideration after this date, notwithstanding the date of such application or
any delay that may have occured in the
consideration of the same.
Further notice is hereby given that
all persons who have pending applications to purchase lands under tbe provisions uf sections 34 or 36 of the ''Land
Act" and who are not willing to complete such purchases under the prices fixed by the aforesaid regulation shall he
at liberty to withdraw auch application and receive and refund of moneys
deposited on account of such applications.
WILLIAM R. ROSS,
Minister of Lands.
Department tif Lands,
Victoria, B C , April 3rd, 1911.
NOTICE is hereby given that at the
n it 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 lintel, aituated on lot 1.
block G, Cumberland Townsite.
WILLIAM MERRIFIELD.
Dated this 15th day uf May, 1911.
DontJAappyu1tftbyu°tuif^
do, be sure to order your wedding invitations at The Islander Office. Samples
at this office.
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CHEAPEST LOTS IN COURTNAY,- A FEW LEFT
$85 CASH   $100 EASY TERMS   $25 DOWN.   WHY PAY
RENT?   OWN YOUR OWN LOT.
PHONE 2
COURTENAY
eeimeiri,
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HEADQUARTERS FOR
Furniture
Wallpaper
Crockery
Etc., etc.
JQ A nice line of Iron Bedstead;
ib   $4. - $40.
^P^k just   arrived
T. 1. BITE
IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING A
SIB: Mill
f
BUY A SINGER
The   BEST  Machine   on  the   Market
and sold on EASY TERMS	
JEPSON BROS., Distriot Agents, Nanaimo, B. C- '
C. Segrave, Local Representative, Cumberland, ft. C.
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve 87,000,000
THE ROYAL BANK
OF CANADA
Drafts Issued tn any currency, payable all over the world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, and Interest at
highest current rates allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards
Joint Accounts mny be opened in the names of two or inoro jieiwme, to bo operated by anyone of
ilii'in. nnd in the event of iiuuii io lit- paid tn the d .irvivor, without nny formality.
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   -   -     OPEN DAILY
COURTENAY,B.C.Sul>H,aneli OPEN TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
UNION WHARF, B.C., Snh Branch- OPEN THURSDAYS
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
When You Want a HIGH GRADE
PIANO, PLAYER PIANO,
ORGAN or GRAPH0PH0NE,
IT WILL PAY YOU TO GET OUP PRICES.
We carry the Largest and Best Selected Stock on tbe Island.
FLETCHER BROS.
The Music House NANAIMO, B. C.
T. E. BATE, LOCAL AGENT, Cumberland
TIE IIEIII EIBLHND jiOTEL
JAMES WALTERS,
PROPRIETOR
THE POOREST OF WINES, LIQUOR & BEER
ALSO THE BEST OF CIGARS.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
THIS SPACE RESERVED FOR THE
UNION BAY CO-OPERATIVE COMPANY

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