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The Islander Jun 15, 1912

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A splendid iissortment of short
Kimonos iu Spanish Lawn, Kill;
Striped Muslin, Mercerised Aawn,
etc. Colors to suit any complexion
or taste.
No. 108
Subscription price $l..r)0 per year
Brilliant Function at
that Busy Little
The busy little town of Headquarters was on Friday evening
last the scene of a brilliant function, when a benefit social and
dance was given by the Comox
Logging and Railway Company
in aid of the local school. Mr.
James McQuigan, Superintendent of the Company, and Major
A. J. Hilton were in charge of
the ceremonies, assisted by an
able committee composed of
Messrs Robert Martin, David
Thomas and A. Hogg.
The cosy quarters of "The
Bungalow" presented a scene of
colour and animation, the rooms
being prettily decorated with
flags, from which a nautical man
could have picked out many of
the signal code. Evergreens and
other growth from the forest
were used to add to the colour
scheme. Electricity for illuminating purposes in the woods is
distinctly novel, but even this
was not missing to add to thc
comfort of the guests.
Special trains from the other
camps began to arrive at the little townsite just as the darkening shades of evening begaii to
creep over the valley, the last
coming from Courtenay with a
heavy load of passengers of both
sexes. Prmptly at 9 p. m. the
musicians struck up the opening
waltz. The hall was packed with
a jolly crowd. All had come to
have a good time, and they had
it. The ladies gowns were dreams
of creative art and lent much to
the brilliance of the scene. At
11 p. m. substantial refreshments
were served in the Company's
hotel, the cooks and their assistants sparing no pains in providing for the welfare of their guests
The supper arrangements were
in the hands of Mesdames Parkin, Dixon, Hogg and others under the able supervision of Mrs.
Jas. McQuigan Ice cream and
other delicacies were procurable
during the evening in the ball
room. During the interval for
supper several ladies volunteered
their services for "extras", relieving the musicians who were
Courtenay won by 6 to 2 against
Cumberland at base ball on the
old ground last Sunday.
Mrs. Thomas Bickle of Victoria
arrived last Tuesday night and
is spending a few days with
John Orr while working in No.
6 mine yesterday received slight
injuries in the back. He was
taken to the hospital.
Dr. J. A. Gillespie is selling his
furniture and household effects
by private sale. He expects to
move to Vancouver about the
middle of July.
Theodore Johnston has sold out
his laundry business and purchased a new Ford car from E. C.
J. E. Aston sold out his shoe
shop to Orazio Montagno, and
will leave for England in a few
Cumberland Band put on quite
an attractive appearance with
their white uniforms last Saturday afternoon.
H. Largy, representing the
Canada Trust Company, arrived
from Victoria last Tuesday.
We stated in our last issue that
Mr. James Abrams would erect a
handsome residence. It should
have read, Robert Abrams, a son
of our police magistrate.
The two men found fighting
on Dunsmuir Avenue last Tuesday night came up for hearing
Wednesday evening. One was
fined $10 and costs, and the other $5 and costs.
K. Abe, the Japanese merchant, has purchased the half lot
owned by A, H. Peacey on Dunsmuir Avenue, and will erect at
once for his own use a two story
building 28 by 50 feet.
The Island Motor Company,
with P. W. Smyley as .General
Manager operating Oldsmobile
60 h. p. cars between Cumberland, Courtenay, Union Bay and
Nanaimo, made their first run to
Nanaimo and return last Thursday. They will make tri-weekly
trips. The next car leaves tomorrow at 11 o'clock. Fare to
Nanaimo is $7.00
Cumberland Steam Laundry is
now under the management of
F. H. Heap, who has just arrived
from Yorkshire. He will make
it an up to date laundry (only)
and establish modern machinery,
catering to the requirements of
Cumberland and district.
In the provincial police court
before Judge Abrams Constable
Davidson of Courtenay charged
P. W. Smyley, manager of the
Island Motor Company, with exceeding the speed limit last Saturday afternoon while travelling
through Courtenay in his Olds-
mobile GO h. p. car. The magistrate fined him $10 and costs.
taking a much needed rest.
After supper the whirl continued until the small hours of the
morning, when wraps were rustled for the return journey. The
evening's entertainment concluded with the old refrain, "We
wont go home until morning" At the mine managers' exam
and later a hearty send-off Irom I ination held here May 7—9 at
the depot to guests from Court-j which John Newton, Inspector
enay, Nanaimo, Victoria and oth- j of Mines, Robert Henderson,
er distant points. Much praise j manager of No. 4, and J. H. Mc
is due to those in control for a Millan, manager of No. 6, were
most successful evening which! the board of examiners, the fol-
will stand a repitition at some | lowing candidates from Cumber-
future date. A substantial a- '
mount was netted for the benefit
of the Headquarters rural school
Among the guests were noticed
Dr. and Mrs. H. P. Millard, the
Misses Woodhus, Mr. Mrs. and
Miss Williams, Miss Hall, Mr.
and Mrs. Ed. Hennington, Mr.
and Mrs. Fechner, Mr. and Mrs.
Sleemen, Mr. and Mrs. R. Mc
Quillan, Mrs. H. McQuillan, Mr.
and Mrs J. Parkins, the Misse3
Saekville, Miss Bate, Miss Mac
Rae, Miss Rees, Mrs. and Miss
Sylvester, Mrs. Robinson, Miss
McKelvie, Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie, Miss Hayman, Mr. and Mrs.
T. L. Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Dixon
land were successful
Second  class:  R. W. Mayer.
Third class: J. Dando, G. Gray
W. Cleaves, R. Johnston, W. P.
Clark, Wm. Neilson. T. Eccles-
ton, Robert Walker.
3,684 Feet of Cement Pavement is the Estimated Extent of the Sidewalks that are to
be Constructed,
Inventory of Band  Instruments   Made and   Volunteers  Called for the Formation of a  New
City Band.
The Board of Licence Commissioners held a special meeting on
Monday night. The application
for the renewal of the New England's licence was laid over until
the regular meeting.
The regular meeting of the
Licence Commissioners was held
in the council chambers Wednesday evening. After adopting the
Mr and Mrs. Clemens, Mr. and i minutes of the previous meeting
Mrs Isaac Parkin, Mr. and Mrs. I Commissioner Cesstord not being
P Aim, Mr. and Mrs. Pepitila present, the meeting adjourned
and others. 'Ulltil Frlday evening.
Special meeting of the city
council was held in the council
chambers Monday'evening, the
10th instant. There were present Mayor McLeod and aldermen
Maxwell, Cessford, Campbell and
Beveridge. A communication
was received from the Attorney
General's department as follows:
On February 19th last a man
named Joe LaBell was convicted
under Sub-Section 3 of Section
773 and Section 781 of the Crim-
nal Code and sentenced to imprisonment for six months and a
fine of $75 and costs, or in default
of payment an additional term of
imprisonment of four months.
The Stipendiary Magistrate, Mr.
Abrams, informs me that the
constable paid the sum of $75 and
costs to the city treasurer of
Cumberland before the man was
taken to gaol at Nanaimo. As
you are doubtless aware, *th'i&
money belongs to the government
as the municipality is not entitled
to any fine imposed for a breach
of the Dominion statutes, but
only for a breach of the by-laws
of the municipality, or of any
laws within the power of the pro
vincial government to pass. I
would be glad, therefore, if you
would remit to this department
the sum of $75. I have the honor, etc. Deputy Att'y General
After a little consideration this
request was laid over until the
next regular meeting. Tex Foster's application to hold a boxing
contest in the Cumberland Hall
was granted.
A communication from R. V.
Winch & Co. of Victoria was received calling the attention of
the council to a small fire which
recently occurred in the rear of
the Bonora building as a result of
heated ashes having been placed
in a wooden barrel near the wash
house. If this practice continued
in the town a serious fire would
be almost certain to occur, and
they could not insist too strongly
on the importance of drawing up
drastic regulations in regard to
the disposal of heated ashes to
prevent the reoccurrence of such
fires. The city clerk was instruct
ed to reply to the effect that the
matter would be attended to at
once. A communication from
H. Murdock, J. Conelly and J.
Demonto was received offering
to organize a band and submitting the names of twenty persons
willing to give their services.
This communication was also laid
over for discussion at the next
regular meeting. An inventory
read by the city clerk showing
eighten instruments to be the
property of the city band was
received and filed.      A request
signed by thirty of the business
men of Dunsmuir Avenue asking
for a street sprinkler and offering to pay not less than $1 per
month toward the cost. This
was also laid over to the next
regular meeting. The Chief of
police asked the council to pay
John Fife the sum of $2.50 for
assisting to take three men to
the city lock-up who were charged under the vagrancy act, one
being sent to Nanaimo for four
months, and the other two given
two hours to leave the city.
John R. Gray handed in the
following report of his collections
for the month of May, 1912—
Scavenger $113.75
Night Watchman 42.50
Isolation Hospital 25.00
Dog Tax 12.00
City Road Tax 6.00
Pilsner Brewing Co. 5.00
Hall Rent 40.00
Total      $244.25
The following accounts were
Cumberland Stables    $ 2.00
Star Cafe 2.50
Minnie and Potter 26.75
Richardson & Haywood 3.00
Albert Pickard 85.00
A. B. Crawford 37.60
A. T. Stephenson 14.60
Cumberland News 18.25
A. H. Peacey 9.70
Electric Light Co. 44.20
R. Grant & Co 21.21
On motion these accounts were
referred to the finance committee
to be paid if found correct.
Tenders for printing the Trades
Licence Bylaw were laid over until the next regular meeting.
Thos. E. Bate made a request
for one hundred dollars for the
Dominion Day Sports Committee
Mr. Bate put up a good argument
and the council decided to grant
$100 towards the sports.
Mr. Bertram explained the pro
file for the cement pavements.
There will be about 3,684 running feet of sidewalk, requiring
710 cubic yards of concrete and
436 cubic yards of fill. Mr.
Bertram was asked to do a little
more office work to furnish furth
er details before the call be made
for tenders. The mayor was in
favor of calling for tenders right
away, but the majority of the aldermen thought best to wait until Thursday night and hold a
special meeting to further consid
er plans and specifications, which
was carried. Alderman Maxwell
brought up the question of gravel
and water for the construction of
the proposed walks. The Colliery Company had promised free
gravel but it was thought they
might not give it to the contractor.    The mayor will interview
G. W. Clinton on the matter, and
if necessary, W. L. Coulson who
is expected to arrive next Wednesday.
The mayor had received complaints from Messrs Shaw, Lawrence and Laffere that the pound
bylaw was not being enforced.
The tone of the council was that
they were willing to give the citizens who kept cows a little privilege but they took advantage of
the council. The council seems
satisfied with the cement water
trough, and will fill in around it
with ashes. Council adjourned
to meet Thursday night.
Special meeting of the council
Thursday night; present, the
mayor and aldermen Maxwell,
Cessford, Beveridge and Campbell. Specifications for the concrete pavement were adopted, lt
was resolved that the council call
for sealed tenders to be received
not later than 6 p. m. on July 8,
1912, and to be advertised for in
the local papers, the Vancouver
Province, the Victoria Colonist,
and the Nanaimo Free Press.
G. W. Clinton had promised to
lay before W. L. Coulson the request of the council for free gravel. The mayor and aldermen
Maxwell and Campbell were appointed to look after the financial
end of the pavement business.
NOTICEi» lierel'v given tlmt on
the 20i.li day nf .Iuue n,'xt application
will he iiuuii'tn the Board nf Licence
Comniisiiiine,'', for the City nf Cmlier
In,ul fnr the transfer of tliu licence for
tlin sul. nf liquor liy retnil in mnl up in
the premises known as the New Bug
hint! lintel sit null'nn lllinsniuir .-he.,
Cumberland, B.C., ft'",,, James 11.
Walters t,, Joseph .11. Walker.
3. //.Wallers, holder nf license,
J. li, Walker, /Ipplicant.
Dated this Uth day of June, I'M, at
Oumberlnnd, H.C.
VOR SALE -Good dairy lows; also
Separator. Apply E. W. Clark,
Hernliy Island,
KOR 8A£E—SO Suoklng pigs; *H.OO
ench. Apply Hubert Sollan,
Hornby bland, H.C
John Cairns appeared before
his worship charged with furious
riding on horseback at Courtenay
He contributed $10 and costs.
Mr. F. Pike, of Courtenay, has
established himself at that place
in plastering and cement work,
and has already completed several extensive jobs. This is another sign of the progress of this
district. Cumberland residents
in need of work in his line will
do well to ask Mr Pike for estimates.
Ah Lee, a Chinaman at Trent
River, found a deer killed by a
logging train, and with characteristic frugality took it home to eat
He was charged by Game Warden Dawley with unlawfully having in his possession a deer skin
and was fined $25 and costs. So
we civilize the Chinamen.
The Bishop of the Diocese of
Columbia, the Rt. Rev. Dr.
Roper, will meet his people in
Sandwick on Thursday, June 27
on the Vicarage lawn from 4 to 7
p. m. and at Comox on Friday,
June 28, in the K. of P. Hall at
8 p. m. Both these gatherings
will be of a social nature, and refreshments will be provided by
the ladies of the parish. An invitation has been issued not confined to the members of the
English Church alone, and it is
hoped that there will be a large
gathering to salute the bishop on
this, his first visit to the district
since his consecration. The bish
op will hold a confirmation at
S. Andrew's Church, Sandwick,
on Sunday, June 30, at 11 a. m.,
and at S. Peter's Church, Comox
the same day at 3 p. m.
Tenders Wanted.
HRAl.EOTRNDKM marked "Tender tor side.
wiille," wlll be received by thfl imdiii-Nlttiieil up to
Mouthy, July sib 1018, at nix pm„ tor tbe con*
ItlUOllon fit cemuta sidewalks in tbe I'll)* ul Cumberland. I'laus nml HiiootHcntlons may Ihi wiiii at
Ibe otttet' ot I bn city Clerk, Cumberland, 1111.
Tin, work will contain ,:«', cubic yards ol flit, and
7iu cubic yards ot cement, more „r less.
Pom* of Under may be obtained from the dty
clerk, 1111,1 nl tenders must be nocninpnnled by a
miu keil choquo for , be sum of tttv, siiil rhc,uo to
In, nitiirin',11„ uneUOCflMful li'iideri'M.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted
A. McKiNNON. dty clerk
City Hall, i iiinbrriaii.l, B,c, June luii, ml'.!
Land at Roy's to be Di
vided into Home
stead Lots.
We have been asked by residents in the district to give them
an opportunity of securing lots
for homesteads for themselves
and family in this choice, unique
subdivision, with a marine drive
along the waterfront, and tie
C. P. R, station and government
wharf close handy, which we
shall be pleased to do when the
surveyors hand us in the plans in
a few days.
Those desirous of securing
waterfront lots or small aerages
n this subdivision kindly send t s
their names and addresses.
British Columbia Investment?,
Harry Idiens, Manager
Courtenay Branch.
Iheir $88t §ong.
Copyrighted, 1912. In V.8 . Canada ami Groat Ilil-
tain, by DAVID J. McAlU'HUIt. Cumberland, B.C. *
Upon the broad Atlantic's breast
A giant engine toiled
To join the old world with the
By hours, if not by miles.
But death  and danger crossed
her path,
Torn from some glacial field;
Uncharted, cold and cruel death.
That scorned the strength of
They prayed, "God speed us on
our way,"
As they cast her moorings free,
But sang  before  they   readied
their goal:
"Nearer, my God, to Thee."
They gathered round a  festive
Nor dreaming that their doom
Was written on the walls of time
By evening's gathering gloom.
The stars from out an azure sky,
Like diamonds stud the deep;
While  watchmen forward   and
A tireless vigil keep.
Tho chart and compass traced a
Across the trackless sea,
A countless score at anchor rest;
"Nearer, my God, to Thee."
There  were aching hearts and
fond farewells,
And eyes were dim with tears,
Lest the  hours in which they
hoped to meet,
Be lengthened into years.
The cry for aid on lightning wings
Across the waters sped;
Caught was the answer Irom the
"We come. All steam ahead!"
But Fate had flown on  faster
And wan wreckage strewn the
While o'er the waves the echoes
"Nearer, my God, to Thee,"
We no more on earth shall see
Gone is that heroic band;
Down, and dead, and lost forever,
Off the coast of Newfoundland.
No stone shall mark the restless
Where unsung heroes sleep;
And loved ones may not strew
with flowers
A grave so wide and deep.
Patrician, peasant, high and low,
Class, color, and degree,
Sang on one plane at Death's
dark shrine,
"Nearer, my Uod, to Thee."
Cumberland organized a Board
of Trade last Tuesday night,
with some of the most prominent
land influential men as members. THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Miss Amy's Romance
By Florence Tinsley Cox.
MISS AMY GRANT lived in the
Whore spiuaterbood is considered
when* sisterhood is considered
a dtsgraco, To be unwed at tho age
of thirty argues a serious luck of personal attract! vo ness. An unmarried
woman of thirty in on tho bargain
counter, so to speak; at forty she is a
remnant; at fifty—
Itut the mind refuses to dwell on the
horror of a female Mcldrumito of fitly
who is unwed!
Mias Amy was thirty-seven. She
had a neat figure not too thin, und
Boft black hah- tlmt rippled a bit. She
had u nervous fashion of clasping and
unclasping lier hands, aud whea a man
openod a dour fur her, or stood aside
tu let her pass around the great elm
that almost blocked up the sidewalk ut
Meldrum's busiest corner, she had a
wuy of saying, "Thank you, sir," witb
un appealing upward glance uf tier dark
eyes, thut wus really very pretty, One
or two of the older men, who hud drifted uwuy into the busy world and returned, after ten or twenty years of
struggling, to find Meldrum quiot and
placid, just as thoy bad left it, hail expressed rather a pleasant opinion of
Miss Amy.
"She is so restful," one suid, mindful of the recent struggle uud turmoil.
"Why didn't she marry?" a bolder
oue asked.
All Meldrum laughed at the suggestion.
Wby, no one hud ever asked Miss
Amy to marry! They bad never thought
of it.
Younger women and older women
hud married, Enterprising widows hud
curried oil' two, and eveu three, matrimonial prizes. Miss Amy hud seen
redheaded women marry, and crosseyed women; und little Nellie Griffon's,
poor child who hud lost her arm iu a
railroad accident, and wore a wooden
substitute, had three offers iu us muny
weeks. That was after the railroad
•.ompany awarded her handsome compensation, but unsuspicious Miss Amy
thought it was all love and romance
and quite glowed with pleasure when
she beard of Nellie's final engagement.
"But there's something seriously
wrong with me," she told herself tbat
night as she shook out her hair before
tbo glass. "I'm the only woman in all
Meldrum who has never bad an offer.
The ouly one.''
It hurt. The poor little pathetic
face in the glass showed thut it did,
Nobody likes to fail, and to marry hud
evidently boen Miss Amy's vocation.
Her  mother hud  raised ber for it.
From tbe time she was five she bad
roceived good advice on bow to manage
a husband. "For one thing you must
never bring his slippers to him or wait
on him," saitl Mother Grant. Many a
good man has beeu utterly ruined just
■by the way in whieh his wife toadied
to him and carried bis slippers. Miss
Amy, even when she wore pigtails, bad
thought, simpleton thut she was, that
she would rather like to fetch bis slippers, but she hud obediently laid uwuy
all her mother's decisions for future
reference. Hut tbe time had never
come for their exploitation.
It might huve been Tier natural timid
ity, the clasping uud unclasping of the
nervous little lingers. Certainly the
boys, and later the young men, never
lingered by Miss Amy's side. They
chose the bouncing red-beaded girl in
the games at school; they carried home
witli rapture, the cross-eyed's books.
They forgot Miss Amy. Her father
died, aud she lived alone iu her little
house. Sometimes she used to think
how lonesome it was. To be alone!
To be always alone! It was fearful.
Tbo house was evidently meant for
two. There were two arm-chairs, and
two foot-stools, and two sofas. Oue
uf those double rockers winch you see
sometimes in girls' schools stood on tbe
porch. Her female friends used to sit
in it with her at the twilight hour, and,
as tbey rocked, tell ber abont their
numerous love affairs. There wus
many a trouble poured into ber patient
sympathizing enrs, for she was thc natural confidents of the whole village.
Afterward she would go into her
house and think how nice it wonld be
if tbere was only somebody to whom
she could relate ber troubles, some
rough, masculine shoulder, smelling
strongly of tobacco, on which she could
cushion her tired nead. It was curious
bow intensely masculine she wanted
him to be. When other women boasted tu ber of their husbands, bow they
never smoked or drunk or swore, she
wuuld smile a faint, disparaging smile.
She wanted hers to smoke, she wanted
him to swear (in u righteous euuse, of
Courso), and sho didn't think she'd
mind if he drank a bit. Finer mental
qualifications und the laws of retribution were unknown in her. She wus
the primitive woniun, and she wanted
the primitive man. Hut be never
came, and she was thirty seven.
It was iu that same summer that Ida
Mason made an unforlunute remurk.
Ida Mason was a widuw just Miss
Amy's age, and, in tbe way usual to
widows, she wus beginning to look
about lier a bit. Slu- bad nlinost settled ou the mun! He didn't know it
us yet. It was mercifully concealed
from him; but thut didn't mutter. Ma
Mason had a chalk-mark ou him ami in
ber own good time would bring him to
terms. She had gone us fur as picking
out the wedding dress.
"There's a gray silk with a purple
flower on it in Thomas's window," she
said. "It's a real neut pattern. I
think Joseph would like it. Hut, my
gracious, what, doos it matter whether
he  does or  not?"
" [f T were in love I think I'd like
bim to be pleased," Miss Amy suggested tentatively. "One docs when oue
is iu love."
Ida Mason looked at her in the twilight and laughed.
"Why, whatever do you know
about love?" she questioned, a trifle
contemptuously, speaking from the
heights of her une und n half romance.
After that tho double rocker didn't
rock so evenly, und Inter Miss Amy excused herself to ber visitor nnd went
to bed. She hnd u bad headache, she
Sho didn't sleep much that night.
Sbo thought and thought. ■ As a young
girl she had prayed for a husband quite
openly and trustfully, as a child might
ask for a toy; now she prayed that the
way might bo opened bofore her. Hor
life was so narrow, so useless, Tbere
wus nothing she could do iu which she
could tuke interest,
Sho was a survival of a class that
is rapidly passing out of existence, tbe
woman born and bred for ono main
purpose—marriage. Sho was a sweet
specimen of ber class, Sho had dear
ways. She would havo made any reu
stumble man happy if sho bad had a
chance. But she had nover had u
Tho next day she examined tho ad
vcrtiscmcuts in tho personal column of
a certain Now Vork Sunday paper.
There was soverul attractive bargains
offered with a naivete almost equal to
her own.
" An able-bodied man aged forty
five wisnes to meet a congenial member
of the opposite sex. Is tall, well-built,
educated, and is possessed of an ample
income, and dark-brown whiskers, Fascinating iu manner. Prefers a brunette."
Miss Amy examined herself palpita
tingly in * the glass. Was she a
brunette? Would a tall, well-built,
fascinating stranger, with whiskers, be
struck by her charms at first sight?
Merciful powers suppose she wrote to
him, nnd ufterward—afterward sho
didn't suit! Wbat had she to offer?
Gentleness, geniality equal to his own,
perhaps, but nothing else. Sho hadn't
the self-confidence of Ida Mason—the
cheerful bustling important air of a
widow. She looneu used to rebuffs.
She blinked at her reflection in the
glass. She loked small aud thin and
scared.     She looked single!
She decided not to answer the advertisement; but she watched the column after that with much interest.
She bad au idea that, sooner or later,
she wuuld find what she wanted.
At last one day she saw an item of
qnite a different tenor.
"Tor adoption—A beautiful male
child, aged sixteen months, who is
motherless. Inquire   at   1450   West
Fifty-Seventh Street, Now York City."
New York was over a hundred miles
south of Meldrum—New York with its
(ireat White Wny and its mighty rivers
and bridgos. It was the Mecca of the
youthful, the promised land of the old.
All her life Miss Amy bad meant to
visit New York. She had saved it up
for her wedding trip—the wedding trip
which had neycr come.
Sho bung over tbo advertisement.
She pictured the child in her mind.
Then  she  looked  around  her  home,
It was a small houso, but it had
suggest Ivo rooms. The window-seats
were just high enough for a child to
scramble into; tho cushions on tbe
sofa were soft and billowy; there were
two low steps from the piazza floor to
the white path whieh led to the gate.
The gute hud a high latch, und a low
bar of wood on the inner side where
wee toes could rost comfortably. Down
the street, within sight of thc house,
there wus a small snop, with candy in
the window. When you went to 'buy,
a bell jangled mysteriously overhead.
Miss Amy hnd Hung ou the gate and
Miss Amy had gone to the store in hor
own time. Now she saw another child
walking iu her footsteps.
She left Meldrum by the 1.45 thnt
afternoon. She woro her best clothes,
aud a necklace made of the red-seed
pods of some Indian plant which had
been a present from a returned missionary's wife. She looked radiant, for a
beatific composure seemed to have settled down upon hor.
It's the strangest thing I ever
saw." Ida Mason said. "She's gone
off—gone to New York all alone! She
didn't want to tulk about it. Ho you
know what I think? I think it's a
Whut!" somebody exclaimed.
Well, it's easy to be seen that she's
hud experience. She's never suid much
but I'm just sure she's been in love.
Didn't she spend two weeks onee when
she wns a girl with an aunt in HuIIck-
onsack?     There!''
It wns nil ovor the village by night
thut Miss Amy had gone to New York
to meet u man! Everybody was astonished, and the youngest Thayer boy,
who was brilliant nnd bad, misquoted
Mncaulay on the occasion:
"Tr) every woman on this earth love
cometb soon or late," he declared solemnly.
Miss Amy, in ber seat by the car
window, bad forgotten Meldrum. She
wus iu a beautiful dream, rushing forward tu its completion. That night
she stayed at a quiet family place that
culled itself a hotel only liy courtesy.
The chambermaid button0(3 her waist
inwa the back for her in the morning,
and gave her some advice about her
"Gol yourself one o. them Roman
braids," she counseled wisely. "All
the indies wear them. Ami u good rut.
My, if you'd see yourself nfter you
was puffed up n bit!"
She put her head on one side with the
look of an artist.
"You ain't bud looking. You arc
just scrimped.''
"Do you know where 1450 West
Fifty-Seventh Street is?" Miss Amy
asked anxiously.
"Teu blocks up anil go across. Any
cop will show you."
"Thank you very much," Miss Amy
She glanced around thc sunny room
and at the wide bed.
"[ may bring a small relative back
with me,'" she udded, with dignity.
Thc number was easily found. It
formed ono of the endless row of nice
brownstone houses, looking liko a row
of grim, brown coffins sot up ou end.
It, was distinguished from its mates by
its general air of neglect. A sign in
its parlor window showed thnt the
house was for sale, and nnother sign
on the front door offered the house for
rent. Thn door stood partly open,
exposing a dusty, uncarpotcd hnll and
wide, gloomy rooms beyond. It was
frmn one of these that Miss Amy heard,
in nnswer to tho bell, a stentorian
voice roaring: "Come in!"
She went in.
She suw u large bare room, with just
two pieces of furnituro in it—a desk
and a chair.    A man was sitting at the
desk writing. By his side there lay a
revolver! Mercy on usi You ean
imagine Miss Amy's stato of mind—a
strange city, an unfurnished house, a
lonely room, a mun, nud a rovolvor!
Hut still, after tho first moment, she
wasn't afraid, strango to relate. For
one thing, the mun had a nice face, u
good honest, friendly sort of a face,
aud in thc comer there was a baby
asleep ou a faded quilt,
"I—I eamo in answer to an advertisement," Miss Amy said faltoringly.
Sho clasped and unclasped her hands.
"I    thought I would liko to adopt
your Httle boy."
"Are you a mother?" tho mau asked
iu a deep voice.
It seemed to rumble through the
empty room.
"No," Miss Amy confessed, faltering still more, "I'm—I'm siugle,
"But I hope that wont matter," she
cried taking courage nftor a miserable
pause. "I'd—I'd bo very good to
him. Not having nny ties of my own,
he'd bo mv all, you seo, I'd do my
Tho man got up and silently offered
her the one chnir.     Ho was good to
look  upon    when    he  stood up—tall,
broad-shouldered, yet ngilo.     He wore
a   rough  tweed   suit,   and   he   hadn't
shaved in n week or so.
"Sit down," he said.
He pushed tho revolver farther away
from her.
"Does that alarm youf" he asked.
"No," Miss Amy answered valiantly.
"I'm    not    afraid  of things—excopt
thunder-storms," she added upon truthful reconsideration, "and centipedes."
The man nodded.
"I suppose you live nloue," he said,
"in a little house in the couutry. You
do your own cooking and you make
your own dresses. There's u lilac bush
by the buck door, and a striped eat sits
behind the stove, and on Sundays you
teach a class in the Sunday-school."
"Why, how did you know?" Miss
Amy cried.
He put his head back and laughed, a
big, boyish laugh. Then he tapped the
front oi his forehead; which projected.
"Causality," he said. "I'll tell
you one thing more—you are lonely."
The tears roso to her eyes at that.
"I know you are lonely, because I
am lonely myself," he confided. "Do
you see this big house? Three years
ago I moved iu, n happy fellow. I hud
a young wife whom I adored. I had
money in the bank. I held a fine position. * Now my wife is dead, the money
gone, and the business future has vanished along witb tbe rest. The bottom
hns dropped out of the world. 1 was
thinking some very sad and miserable—
almost desperate — thoughts as you
came in.
Miss Amy laid ber little hand on the
"Oh, don't!" she said earnestly, the
tears still in her eyes. "It's not right.
I wish I knew what to say. Hut it's
not right. There's God, you know,
who sees everything. You wouldn't
want to disappoint Him."
She spoke as if to one of hcr little
Sunday-school boys.
"Oh. I'm not tempted in that way,"
he reassured her. "Thnt pistol belongs to my future scheme of existence.
To-morrow 1 start for South Ainericn.
1 've had a position as a civil engineer
offered me, und now that I haven't any
family I'm going to do some other big
things thut a man always dreams nbout,
and see a little of the wild side of the
world. You see, my trunk is packed
Sure enough, half hidden by the desk
there stood n steamer trunk with the
lid raised. Miss Amy noted, with in-
lescribable emotion a small flask of
brandy on tbe top, and a pair of huge
'And there's only that little chap
to be arranged for," thc man went on,
nodding toward tho corner of tlio room.
"I don't believe that I have introduced
myself. I'm Manly Gibb, and that
is'Manly Gibb, Jr."
He walked over toward the quilt,
and stood looking down at the sleeping child,
"Manly Gibb, Jr., has a bad temper, nutu'rally coine by through inherit-
nice. He likes his own way, does
Manly. He's a big nuisance,' and a
big comfort.   He loves his daddy."
Tbe gruff voice was a trifle husky
' What    is  your  name?"  he asked
Miss Amy over his shoulder.
'Amy "Grant."
'Well, Amy Grant, if I lot you have
this little fellow for keeps, will you do
your best for him?     Will you stand between    him and all harm?      Will you
take him to tbe church iu tho village,
uud give bim u corner of your lonely
little heart?"
Mis Amy stifled a big sob.
"I'll give bim nil of it!" she cried,
lie turned und eume buck to her.
"Shake hands," he said.
They shook bands, thc big mnu and
the little woman, like comrades.
"Now thnt that's arranged," he declared with nn air of great relief,
we'll get down to business. I'm u
poor until, poorer than I've ever been
before, but perhaps I muy inuke some
money out in the wilds. If I do it's
ill for him. 1 haven't nny relutions.
I dou't believe that I '11 ever como buck.
At. least it's not u part of my present
pluns. So if 1 do make money I'll
send it to you. Give bim as good a
schooling as you can, Make a college
man of him if you must, but not unless
he shows a decided bent for that form
of life, I'd like him to be something
bigger, broader,"
He bud settled down on the edge of
the desk in front of her.      Miss Amy
could see how thick his hair was, how
strong his shoulders.     A very tower of
strength ho seemed to the little woman.
,\s slio looked a desperate resolve was
forming itself in her heart.
"Do you think," she asked timidly,
du     you   think   you'll  ever    marry
lie looked at her.
"Never," he snid.
"Then if you never mean to marry
and you never mean to come back,"
went on despcratoly, "would you
mind marrying mc beforo you go?"
Oh, poor Miss Amy, poor Miss Amy!
The words were out even wliile her
lips trembled to hold them bnck. Tho
next moment her crimson face was bidden in her hands.
"Oh, don't remember what I suid."
In- begged, "Oh, don't remember it!
Don't remembor it!"
"If you wore another kind of woman," *he replied slowly, "I'd think
you   wero  laying  some   trap  for  me.
Hut I'vo seen your sort before. You're
like my mother.   What is itt"
How sho ever told him Miss Amy
uever knew; but somehow, some wny,
the words came, halting at first, thon
more eloquent, as sho poured out her
heart to this mnn, a strunger un hour
ngo, and uow so close that ho seemed
the very keeper of her soul. '
"So all you want is the shelter of
my name?" he asked.
"That's nil. I'm so tired of being
single.   I wnnt to belong," she sobbed.
He laid his hand on hers.
"How old nre you!"
She told him quite honeBtly.
"Fivo years older than I am. But
what's five'years? Or ton, for thnt
matter, if it's the right woman! I've
seen girls half your uge that I'd consider it hell to be mnrriod to. Excuse
my French."
Miss Amy laughed hysterically. lie
hud sworn!
"If there had been auyono like you
iu Meldrum," she cried, "I would have
done my part. I never did my part.
1 see that now. But thero nover was
anyone in my town like you."
Thoy talked a good while together,
planning out things. Thon they woke
up Manly, Jr., nud Miss Amy carried
him bnek to the hotel with her. She
found thnt ho had his fnther's eyes.
That evening she bought a rat, one of
the circular, wiro kind, nnd in the morning the friendly chambermaid helped
hcr to nrrungo an elaborate tower of
hair.   It wns a greut improvement.
At ten o'clock there wub a brief
ceremony nt a neighboring church, and
at half-past eleven they wero on the
train bound for Meldrum. All Meldrum
suw them alight at the station, and ns
they walked up tho village street there
was a wondering Meldrum heud at
every window. Manly Gibb stayed two
hours, and then took the express southward. Miss Amy saw him off again,
standing on the platform to the last
with his child clasped in her arms.
"Good-bye," ho snid, "is thero anything more I can do?'
"Would you—would you give me one
of your cigars—for a keepsake?" she
He felt in his pocket, and slipped
a battered old pipe into her hand.
"I'll send up a box of my things.
Put them around the house."
The express was thundering along
the level track while they looked at
euch other. They drew together very
close, eyes seeking eyes.
"Good-bye," he said again. "I'll
write. It's nice to bave someone to
write to—someone who will enro.''
He started toward the cur, and wheeled again, to stoop and kiss ber squarely
on the lips.
Miss Amy watched the tram out of
sight, watched until the very smoke
had disappeared behind the distant
bills, and then turned toward the village street, still carrying Manly, Jr.
There wure tears in hcr eyes, but she
held her head erect, for she was uow
u wife and a mother.
THE Indian, however averse ho may
bo to any kind of useful labor, is
not slow to avail himself of a new
source of amusement. This wus evidenced some years ago, wben among
the supplies sent by the government to
a certain agency in the West, were
several hundred large frying-pans with
loug handles. These the Indian agent
found in stock when he took possession
and at the end of a year tho number
hud not beeu diminished.
Thinking that perhaps he had not dis
charged his whole duty iu the mutter
of supplying Uncle Sam's wards with
these culinary articles, the agent begun
making special efforts to induce the red
men to use tbem. At first it was hard
work, but by tho time he had given
out ubout two dozen there came a sur
den change. Not a dav passed in which
the agent did not huve applications for
at. least half a dozen, uud some days
he disposed of twice thnt number.
Wheu tho supply was nearly exhaust
ed, he noticed among the applicants
somo to whom he hnd previously given
pans, and naturally enough, he beenme
a trifle curious to kuow what use they
were mnking of them. Ue questioned
several of the men to no purpose, bnt
at length u young buck, more communicative than the rest, gave him to understand that if ho would visit a certain
part of the reservation, uot far away,
ho would find his inquiry answered.
The next day, therefore, the agent
rode out in the direction indicated.
Abuut two miles from the agency be
noticed ou the crest of a narrow spur
of the mountain throe or four Indians
who Suddenly disappeared on the opposite side of the ridge. At the same
time ho heard, faintly, tbe cry of many
Ou turning the point of tbe ridge, he
saw a crowd of several hundred Indians, wbo were shouting as if greatly
excited, lie noticed also several objects, which he at first supposed to be
boulders, descending the side of the
mountain with frightful rapidity, Instead of fleeing from these moving objects, the Indians simply applauded
und shouted. Soon he saw other objects, like the first, descending, and in
a short time thc situation was plain
to him,
Having selected a long, smooth slopo
of the mountain, where there wero no
stones, tho Indians had converted it
into u sort of eartheru toboggan slide,
and were utilizing tho frying-pans as
toboggans, Seating themselves in tho
puns, they grasped the handles with
both hnnds. Then, crossing their logs
over their arms, they went spiuning
down the slide with greut rapidity.
The agent let them have the few
pans that remained in the storehouse,
but did not order u new supply.
A Curious Industry of the Society
Here are three good fundamental
rules for getting thc best work with the
least consumption out of your engine:
1. Drive with ignition advanced to the
utmost, short of getting engino knock;
2. Admit as much air to the carburettor ns possible short of getting misfires; ... Never let the engino run hot
or in wnnt of the proper supply of
lubricating oil.
First Girl: "I want to give my sweot-
heurt a surprise for a birthday prosont.
Can't you suggest something?"
Second Girl: "You might tell him
your age."
Tahiti, furnishes tho following information concerning tho mother-
of-pearl industry in the South Sens, especially that of the Society Islands:
Mother-of-pearl shells ure found on
the Pacific coasts of North and South
America, in thc islands of the Pacific
Ocean, in the Philippines, on tho coasts
of Australia and in the adjacent islands,
ou the coasts of India and in tho islands
of the East Indian Archipelago, in the
Persian Gulf, in tho Ked Sea, and in
Zanzibar. These shells, which form un
important article of com tuo ree, are largely used for making buttons nnd the
handles of fruit, dessert, and pocket
knives; for inlaying furniture, musical
instruments, .lupnnoso and Chinese lacquer work, European lacquer, and pu-
pierinucbe work; III manufacturing a
variety of small ami fancy articles. In
Russia mother-of-pearl is used for ornamenting church vestments, uud in Austria for making beautiful jewelry; iu
Italy high-relief cameos are carved on
mot'her-of-pearl shells, nnd iu Turkey
allegorical and ornamental designs are
engraved ou large polished shells which
nre known us .lerusulem shells. Natives of a number of tropical islands
make ornaments of tho shells nnd in the
south Pacitic they use mother-of-pearl
fishhoons, whicli are so bright that no
bait or other lure is necessary.
In the colony of Tahiti mother-of-
pearl shells are found chiefly in tbe
Tuamotu (or Low) Archipelago, which
embraces the Tuamotu (or Paumotu)
and the Gnmbier Islands, and extends
in a southeasterly and northwesterly direction for 1,000 miles, tho greutest
width of this belt of islands being 300
miles. With only a few exceptions the
82 islands composing this Archipelago
are now low-lying atolls of coral formation, narrow 'stripes of land forming n
chain of islands and islets, in most
cases separated by passes of water and
stretches of partially submerged coral
reefs. These islands and coral reefs
together inclose lagoons, some of which
are of considerable extent, the largest,
that of Rangiroa. being 40 miles long
and 21) miles wide. At nineteen of
these islands are passes which enable
schooners of ordinary size to enter the
lagoons. The total land area nf the
eighty-two islands is 346 square miles
and the population is u little more thuu
5,000, which is scattered over nbout hnlf
the number ot islands, the rest not being
permanently inhabited. The coconunt
palm flourishes throughout the archipelago, and other trees of small size and a
good deal of shrubbery are found ou
most of the islands. Tbe soil being unfit for cultivation, the people for the
most part live on cocoauuts, fish, and
bread of American flour, except during
the diving season, when other articles of
food, including canned meats, uro consumed. The natives have an ingenious
method of catching fish iu June, July,
nnd August by building narrow passes
with coral stone pons, which the fish
enter through long narrow openings,
While the shells ure produced in ull
the islands, they nre found of good qual
ity and in paying quantities in fewer
thnn one-fourth of the lagoons, The
most productive of the Tuamotu Island!
are Mikueru, Takume, Tukurou, and Ta
knpoto, of the first rank; Marokuu and
Rnvohere, of the second rank, and Hao,
Motutunga, Maniln, nnd Ruroia, of the
third rank. Of the Gnmbier Isl... ds,
Mnngurevn, Akamaru, and Akena pin-
duce shells which are large and heavy,
but their quality not very god. 'Ihe
time for the opening und closing of the
diving season, which usually lasts from
the first of May to the first of November, nnd the names of the islands open
for the season are published months in
advance in the Official Journal uf Tahiti,
together with the regulutious to be observer! und the penalties fur their vio.a-
tion, The large islands are divided
into tbree sections, only nue of which is
open during a season, aud the small
lagoons also are opon only onco every
three years. This year there will be
open thirteen sections and lagoons, some
of the latter being insignificant, Before the opening of the season Papeete
merchants send to tbe Islands schooners
laden with supplies which are stored in
portable houses built chiefly of corrugated iron. Tbe shells in the lagoons are
regarded as the property of any natives
of the colony wbo will dive for them,
but as nlinost all the good divers live
in the Tunmotus they reap the profits
of the diving season. The schooners
transport the divers and their families
from other islands to those open for
taking the shells. These people carry
with tbem pigs and hogs, broad, and
other things to give to tbe islanders
among whom they ure to live for some
months. The merchants advance supplies to the divers and ulso furnish them
lumber to mnke their boats, each of
which is constructed of three boards of
California redwood nud provided with
un outrigger to steady it in the lagoon,
For an anchor n piece of lent! fastened
to n small rope is used. If an open
island fails to yield satisfactorily, tbe
bouses, supplies, und people nre removed
to other islunds where better results may
be obtained. During the season n favorite island presents a lively scene,
with its encampment of us many ns
1,000 men, women, and children.
Tho hours for diving are from 9 to 2.
Tho diver paddles his canoe out iuto
thc lugoun and anchors it, nnd, if he
happens to hit upon a good place, he
may not move his boat during the five
hours. A basket to hold the shells is
let down by u rope tied to the bout.
On tho end of another small rope, also
tied to the canoe, is a piece of lend
weighing from lfi to 20 pounds. The
divor, who wears a narrow loin cloth,
places one foot upon the load, with tho
rope between his toes, stretches the rope
with ono hand held against his chest,
utters severnl loud yells to empty his
lungs, refills them quicKiy witb pure air,
and descends rapidly, feet foremost, to
the bottom of tho ln'goon. His goggles
exclude the water aud enable him to seo
from 12 to 15 feet. He tears the shells
from their support, usually apieco of
dead coral, to which thoy nre firmly
fastened. Ho may fill thebasket with
30 to 35 pounus of shells at once, and he
he may hnve to dive sevoral times to fill
it.      When his timo is up tho diver
nscends by moans of the ropo und immediately wipes himself dry with a towel. He rests aud warms himself in ttio
sun from 10 to 15 minutes before going
down ngniu. A good diver will go
down from 20 to 25 timos in the five
diving hours. As tho baskot iB filled
it ib drawn up and the shells are emptied
into tho boat. Tho man's wifo or some
othor member of his family, who accompanies him in tho canoo, occupies her
self by opening the shells, putting the
contents into a buckot and washing the
sholls from which she also removes the
barbs. Having finished tho diving for
the day tho man assists the woman in
hor work. Tho mutter in the bucket
is crushed iu tho hands and thon thrown
overboard. A part of the mollusk is
good to eat when thoroughly boiled, then
fried in ennned butter, and sorvod with
ll wine or whito sauce, but the natives
curo little for it, especiully as thoy have
plenty of monoy during'the soason to
buy other food. While ho is gathering
the shells the diver ofton comes up to
got. u harpoon to spear somo fish, which
ho is easily able to do, as the fish seem
to pny no attention to his presence and
movements in the water. In this way
he helps ont his scanty lurder. Aftor
a good breakfast the diver eats vory
littlo until (i o'clock, when he is ready
for a substantial meal and sound sleep.
This colony has the best divers in the
world. They dive all the way from fl
to 120 feet (rarely moro) in thoir work
and remain uuder the water a minute
and a half for tho average mun, two or
two nnd one-half minutes for u good
diver, und throe minutes for a few exceptional experts. . Among tho pearl
divers of Ceylon the highest record is
lit) seconds. Diving for shells is hard
ui.d wearing work. Like muny other
industries, it exacts its toll of human
life, At the beginning of each soason
the nose aud ears of the diver bleed
when he comes up out of the water, and
sometimes he vomits blood. His eyes
become affected and paralysis of the
arms and legs is not uncommon. lle
is at his best between tho ages of 20 and
25; after HO he begins to decline uud is
able to dive less and less as ho grows
older. Hoys who wish to bocomo divers
for shells begin to practice soon aftor-
ing their teens. Between -5 and 17,
when they bave not yet learned the
limit of tbeir capacity, thoy occasionally
stay down n little too long and give
out before the bout is reuchod by the
rope. It is suid by those well informed
thnt half n dozen men usually lose thoir
lives iu this manner during each season.
More than 30 diving machines were
imported from the United Stntes nud
used during the seasons of 1903 und
1904, but the authorities feured that the
supply of shells mignt bo depleted and
the use of tbe machines was interdicted
before the merchants realized any net
profits from tlieir use. Two years ago
ID machines were sent buck to San
Francisco, 10 others ure stored iu an old
cotton-gin houso iu Papeete, while the
rost are iu different places in Tahiti.
A large number uf efforts huvo been
made tn increase the quantity of shellB
by cultivation, just as oyster banks are
set, out. iu the United Stutes, but those
efforts have been unsuccessful.
IN overy large city there are now dentists who devote thoir eutiro attention to horses, and the" aro kept
surprisingly busy the year round. The
equine dentist is, of course, provldod
with special instruments for the extracting und filling of the teeth of animals needing attention. It is rather
interesting to observe un operation in
horse dentistry.
One of the instruments, called a speculum, presents the nppearance of an
ivory handle and four small bars of
uick'le, working on a ratchet and crossing one another in sucb a manner as
to form n hollow square that can be
mado large or small by the turning of
a screw.
Setting this device to the proper size,
the horse dentist will slip it gently into
tho suffering animal's mouth, which,
during the operation, is kept partly
open by n groom, and when the instrument, is fitted upon, say, one of the
buck teeth, the beast's mouth is kopt
open us wide as possible. The groom
now takes oold of the handle of the
speculum with oue hand and the horse's
tongue with the other, enabling the
dentist to obtain a good view of thc
damaged molar. It may be that, after
careful examination, tho dentist decides that a "splinter" should come
off. Tuking up. u cutter, a scissors-
shaped instrument two feet long und
with saw like edges, he applies it to
tbe tooth nml with a quick movement
simps oil the offending corner.
Just us careful attention is given the
process of filling a decayed tooth of a
horse as is accorded any human being.
The operation is pretty much the same
iu both cases. The finest electric drills,
together with the most improved instruments, are employed, and antiseptics
are us generously used in the one instance us in the other.
Gold, ns woll ns aluminumfund amalgam, aro the muterin's usod in the filling nnd crowning of horse's toothy The
fee chnrged varies greatly, ranging anywhere from $5 to $125. Where gold is
employed, it is, of course, the most expensive item in tho operation, for the
buck tooth of an equine measures an
inch in breadth and throe inches long,
and it requires, therefore, a larger quantity of the valuable metal to fill up
these molars.
Tho eight-months-old baby of Mr.
Edward McLean, who will inherit $100,-
000,000, tnkes its airings at Bar Harbor, a summer resort in Maine, in a steel
cago on wheels. The cago is lined with
eidordown, and haB a complicated set of
locks. This strange form of perambulator has been devised ns the outcome of
what was believed to be an attempt
some time ago to kidnap the baby, who
will some day inherit the Walsh millions. ■■
THAT "there is nothing new uuder the sun" applies moro
to the fashions iu dress to-day thnn to anything in the
world, and equally true is the old saying that if a gown
is kept for seven yeurs it will again be in style. But it will
be a brave and patient woman who will wait the seven
years and then wear tbe same gown without some marked
alteration thereto. Tbe general outline uud design of the
newest models for the winter street costumes ure not like
those of so long ago as seven years since, but they have many
points in common with those of three ur four seasons past.
The favorite shirt wnist model ut the moment, tbe advance stvle us it is declared tn be, is apimrentlv simple, but
It is a studied simplicity not easily attained.   Fashion corn-
Gray Serge Costume
mauds thut ovorj woman shnll bud; slender aud young, even
wben siie has uttuim-d tbe half contury in yeurs uud the
custuman increase iu weight. Thc perfectly plain straight
up and duwu skirt, exuggurutodly tight around the aukles,
is simply impossible ior aoy but ibe most slender and youthful figures, and even then is not attrnciivo, hence the change
that is to be unth-cd. This new skirl hus quite a deep yoke,
fitting tu perfection, und a straight, front breadth cut in oue
piece with the yol.c lU'luw the yoke ul tbe bides aud buck
there are no less thuu iwo seams ul either side. These cun be
in shallow pleats if desired und if the material is not too
heavy there is a uuufii down thc back breadth, but there are
no pleats in the buck, litis is n design thul gives slender
tines and besides is ccouniutcul, as it dues not require much
material. Best uf all, it is wide enough around the ankles
to permit of taking a long step.
Another good *kirt model that is extromely becoming
but which also requires careful tilting has a seum down tbe
centre uf the front breadth, uo scums at the sides aud a
double box pleut ut the buck, fastened us fur duwu on the
skirt as is becoming to the individual wearer. This also is u
■ort of idealization of a fashion of some throe or four years
ago. Tbere is un unusual variety iu tbe models fur the
tailor costumes: some are extremely plain, without uny trim
ming whatever, whilo others, and on just the same lines, tire
trimmed with braiding or bias folds uf satin or velvet. One
favorite model, not strikingly novel but becoming, is mude
like the voile gowns, with the broad band o( satin around the
bottom u( the skirt- the baud, not quite so wide as the
material, giving the effect of the cloth being gathered where
it is joined to the sutin.
Tailored stroet costumes this autumn and winter will be
just us popular as ever, and us the short skirt is uow universally accepted ns smart, there will certainly be many more
of the cont und skirt costumes thun when fashion declares in
favor of loug skirls aud makes possible tin,' wearing uf olub
orate une piece gowns under lung uud equally elaborate couts
and clonks. In consequence at Trust two cloth costumes will
be essential to comfort—the severely pluiu uutrimuied one
for the morning nnd the more elaborate cloth ur velvet one
fur the ii ft crimen, Tbis is considered au absurdly small
allowance for any winter outfit, but fur ull practical purposes
will sutlice, provided ouch is satisfactory in every detail.
Hough materials of all kinds, serges, cheviots and duths. are
the Diunrtuhl rur the morulng, und there is u renlly marvellous
variety iu color and design. Both the wide uud the flue cord
«erge are ia style, while tbe rough tweeds and cheviots iu
grays, tuns uud mixed blnck and white, made perfectly plain,
are extremely smart. Tbo five gnre>l skirt is iu I'nshiun, the
circular skirt ulso. but this lust is so difficult of accomplish
ment that, it cannot be too rusbly undertaken, touts aru
of medium length. The long cunt of last season is nnw out
of date nml tiie short fancy couts of the summer ure not
practical for the severe styles. Always is it safest for the
plainer costume to be nf the conservative style, which, like
tbe rilling habit, vnrios little from year to year; tho medium
Imigth hull' titling coat having small revets, fastened with
bone buttons, with a narrow turn down velvet eollur. or hav
log collar ami rovorfl of the material, no cull's, but the sleeve
finished like the sleeve of a riding habit, Itut us there are
many women who do not cure for the severely simple, fnshioii
decrees thai there can be shorter jackets with fancy buttons
and bins folds or bands uf the material to break the too hard
All sorts of velvet nre io fashion fnr tho winter. Velveteens und corduroys in colors nnd blnck ure already being
made up and are very smart. They are modelled on the same
lines us the cloth costumes, but ure, if possible, plainer. Gilt
buttons, satin revers und bruid are correct trimming, but
the plainer the style the smarter it is considered. Purple,
green, sombre grny and black are ull popular colors, both for
velveteen nud corduroy, and if the hitter fabric be chosen
the large curd is selected, and if n contrast in color is desired
it is obtained In the wnisteout of cloth or satin, which is
further oti lj veiled by some ornamentation of gold or silver
embroidery, only a little, however, for, ns hits been suid, the
plainer the effect the smarter is It considered.
Tho medium length eont, the not too scant but plain skirt,
are safe models to copy. Sleeves also nre simple, small, in
coat sleeve shape, with absolutely fiat cuff of the same material us fhe gown, uud reach to the wrist. Made in vel-
TCteen, corduroy or rough woollen such gowns are bound to
be satisfactory, A charming model fur u more elaborate style
of cloth costume is of satin finished blnck cloth, the skirt with
seam in front, circular sides, but most carefully fitted so that
there shall be no flare, with double box pleat'or plain back,
with two narrow folds of blues velvet across the front
breadth, n medium length coat with fiat circular side piece
fitted just as carefully as the sides of the skirt, revers t)f
plain satin edged with a feld ef velvet, tollar and cuffs of
sutin heavily embroidered, while above the circular side piece
a band of embroidery is worked en the eloth itself. This
band does not go entirely arvand the eoat, but stops at either
side. Tbe baek, while quite flat aud straight from the
shoulders, has a seuin down the centre, and in consequence is
much more becoming to the majority of women, for it is
only a slender woman who looks well with the plain, straight
back effect of cunt. One of the newest styles hus the back
quite wide across the shoulders and theu sloped in toward
the waist. This is rarely becoming aud the fashion doos not
seem destined to be popular, but it is different from the
fashions thut have prevailed so lung aad for thut reason may
become worthy of imitation.
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Black is to be fashionable this season, and the satin
finish hlacK cloths are always effective; all black, witb only
the relief of color in the waistcoat, which is uot always separate, but is part of the coat itself. Moire is u favorite material for the waistcoat, while Japanese embroidery, cloth
nnd old brocude are also used. There are some couts inude
with collars of colored velvet er with revers faced with color.
This fnshioii is sometimes becoming and effective, but it is
apt to be too popular, nnd there are so few colors that con
trust well, even with bluck. Tho bright dark blue thnt has
been sn populur all summer appears again hi these trimmings
nml is fur better than anything else in uo fur us beiug generally becoming, hut uu emerald green is newer. White cloth
is nlso Included as among the possibilities, the principal
objection being thnt black and white huve bcen so much
worn all summer thut. the fashion is no longer new. A most
striking effect is gained hy blnck velvet collar and revers
with un edge of white satin ribbon. This white ngainst the
blnck nf the cloth of the costume and the black velvet collar
is very smart provided the gowu is absolutely new and fresh.
To attempt it on a coat in the bust shabby would result in u
must dismal failure.
After all, when complaints are mnde of the high prices
nsked for the gowns of today the immense amouut of time
und thought us well as labor expended on them should be
taken into consideration. All the petty details thut menu
so much, ami wbicb make or mnr the success of the costume,
are not evolved in oue day. Often a model thut hus been
thought to possess everything to make it populur will be
found to lack everything essential to its success simply
because the colors do not work well together or the lines are
bud, und the whole gown bus to be reconstructed before it e
be exhibited.
Eccentric styles huve to be put before the public before it
cnu be decided just bow the necessary modifications cuu be
mude. nnd tbere are always women who look well dressed in
conspicuous uud eccentric gowns aud whoso word ns to fashions is of much avail. Just at present tbe designer is made
happy in the knowledge that a mure sane point of view is to
prevail nnd that the too eccentric und conspicuous fnshioos
nre uot tit all popular.
The street costumes for nut nmn are much more sutis-
factory thun usual—the too long coat, of last year having
been put to one side, the short jacket, not too short, aud tbe
attractive short three-quarter length coat being most popular,
while tliere ure enough variations in dotal) to prevent everyone looking us though gowned exnetly the sume. The short
skirt, while short enough to clear the ground and tbe same
length ul! around', is must practical nnd is quite distinctive
front the loug skirt. A most practical form of economy must
bo noted, the two skirts for the one waist; the short skirt
for the street und the lung one for the home, or for receptions,
can be worn with the snme eont. and if tho waist be mnde
partly of the same materia! as the skirt, as should be done,
two smart gowns can be in this way obtained, for the long
skirt changes entirely the appearance of the waist, making it
look as though merely part of tt one-piece gown. Velvet,
velveteen and cloth nre the only materials to use in tbis
fashion; rough serge uud cheviot are only suitable to be made
into the street skirt  with coat to mutch.
Straight draperies brought from the shoulder to the foot
nf the gown ure a grent uid in making a woman who is too
short fur her breadth look better proportioned that she really
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Blue Cheviot Suit
is and lhe home dressmaker will lie utile to thnl among the
latest designs many carried out in this fashion, eveu though
all gowns nre now provided with belts or girdles uud trimmed
with crosswise garnitures. Tbe straight draperies may be
held in at the waist by a girdle aud crossed on the skirt with
the bauds of trimming uow so fushlouublo. but nevertheless
if they are of the proper material and color they will still
give the long line thut is so necessary for a stout figure. An
example of this method of dealing with the present fashions
for tbe benefit of the stout figure i> shown in a new design
whieh is made nf all over embroidered chiffon cloth and might
equally well be developed in brocade, of not too large u pattern, spangled net ur lace or braided chiffon. The gown was
a princess in shape save in the front, where the front breadth
below the waist wus mude of pluiu chiffon a little full. From
the shoulders u drapery of the plait) 'diiffun was carried down
to the foot of the gown, both bnck und front and ou both
sides. This drapery cnught in tight to the shouldur wus laid
iu soft pleats down to the wnist. where it wus caught in by
rows of shirring. Beneath this the drapery hung free tn the
bottom of the skirt, where it was finished with a deep fringe.
Two bauds of the embroidered chiffon cloth crossed the drap
ery about hnlf way down the skirt, extending also across the
full front of the akirt. Hut these bands did uot cut the long
Hue given by the drapery, becuuse they were not so strong
in color ns It was. The gown was iu shaded apricot tints and
the drapery color was the deepctt one in the coitumc.
Does not contain Alum
IT has been estimated that uf the
100,000,000 horses iu the world,
abuut Sii,ono,iioii. or four-fifths uf
the whole number, exist ill tbe temper-
ute zones, and thut nearly all of these
an; to be found iu Occidental countries.
The remaining twenty millions, scattered throughout the tropics, are said
to be but poor representatives of the
ntlitnnl as it is known to the peoples
uf America aud Kurope.
The horse's carrying capacity ranges
from InO to 2o0 pounds. The llama
can curry from 50 tu J00 pounds; the
dotikey from IHU to 200 pounds; the ox
from 150 to 200 pounds; tbeenmel frum
It/ill tn .1011 pounds; uud the elephant
from 1,800 to 2,500 pounds.
But among all the babies she has
cured for not one appealed tu Mrs. Rob
erts us did Oeorge V. "How often I
dandled htm in my lap t could not tell;
thousands n' times, of course," she
said; "ami w**»u the import mice of my
charge would come to me, how I would
wonder if he WOU Id ever coino to the
throne. ... 1 lmvo prayed Qod
many times, should my boy Prince ever
be Kiug. thnt Ood wonld bless his reign
and make him a wise und greut ruler,
mindful uf his high office, uf his Chris-
tian duties, good to his subjects, and **
blessing to the wnrld." Although the
uld ludy is now far across tbe sea, her
daily prayer is, "(tud Keep my Buy,
fleorge V. "
Mothers can easily know when their
children are troubled witb worms, and
they lose no time in a pply lug the ben
ut remedies- Mother Graves' Worm
Recollections of His Majesty's Foster-
TO have nursed aud brought up a
King is an experience very few
people cun look hack upou, bn',
there is a woman alive today who cun
boust tlmt the boy she fostered yenrs
ago hus become the ruler of the greatest
nation iu the world—llis Majesty
George V. uf Great Britain, uud of our
vast dominions beyond tbe seas.
Thut womnn is .Mrs. Ann Roberts, und
she is now living iu a quiet little American villuge with her brother. She is
seventy-three years uld, and she comes
frum a very old Welsh family, 8be lived,
iu ISOG, with ber husband, who was a
respectable tradesman, carrying on the
business uf a cowkeeper nnd dairyman
near Buckingham Palace.
Mrs. Roberts happened to be very
friendly with another Welshwoman—u
Mrs. Jones, of Hill Street, Knights-
bridge—who was a great favorite with
Queen Victoria, nud whose duty it was
to select and engage till the wet nurses
for the Koyal household. Mrs. Roberts
had always longed to become the foster-
mother of a Royal child, und one day
she mentioned the mutter to Mrs. Jones.
She was theu a comely young matron of
splendid physique and iu the enjoyment
of perfect health.
"My surprise," she said, in an interview, "may be iuiugiued when good
old Mrs. Jones very earnestly informed
me thut if such was my wish 1 need
go uu farther, and that she theu and
there unpointed me to the position, provided tile Royal doctors approved of her
After a thorough examination by oue
of the Royal doctors, Mrs. Roberts was
pronounceu to be in every way titted
to become the foster-mother of a Koyal
Prince. So, leaving her owu child to
the tender mercies of her family, this
fine young Welshwoman duly reported
herself for duty at the Royul nursery.
Little did she dream tbut while the boy
she was going to foster wus destined to
become Kiug, the child she wus leaving
to the care of others—her own little
buby girl—was going to die.
Let her tell the tragic story in her
own words.
"Soon nfter my departure from my
own nome—for I had left my own child
to be nursed and cared for by an older
sister, whu, with servants, also managed
the household—my buby wus taken ill.
but the fnct wns euucouled from me.
One of the Roynl doctors culled to see
her every morning ut my home, but slu1
pnssed uwuy ou the eighth day, uud I
wns told thnt my beautiful child wus
"1 sball never forget thnt hour. The
cruel news brought me Instantly to my
knees on the llour of the Royal nursery,
und it seemed to me that 1 would never
ngain move from that position, for I
felt that 1 hud been transformed into a
block of cold aud Inanimate marble on
the instant. Ves, my little girl's death
was a sail blow to me; but, having nc*j
cepted such grave duties, I realized tlmt ;
family troubles, should there be any,j
would uever be suffered to come to my
ours until it became quite imperative
thut tbey should. 1 was kept iu tbis
position for ubout. eleven months, and
when my services were uu lunger required King Edward—at that time
Prince o( Wales- sent fur ine frum the
nursery, nud wus pleased to tell me thut
I hud not only wnn his nwn esteem and
thut of his beautiful Princess, but was
also esteemed and respected by all the
Roynl household.'.'
Upon concluding her duties Mis. Rob
orts was presented with u massive gold
brooch by Princess Alexandra (now
Queen-Mot her), who then tuld the fnith
fui nurse that she wns privileged M all
times tu refer to the little Prince as her
King Kdward (then Prince of Wales)
guve her u costly gold watch, wliich bore
the  following  inscription:---
"To  Mrs.  Roberts,
In Remembrance of
H.R.H. Prince George."
Returning home, Mrs. Roberts found
that everything had gone wrong with
her husband's business. Practically, be
wus ruined—a cattle disease, then rag
ing. bad killed nearly nil his cows. Mrs.
Roberts then took up nursing as a profession, and for thirty-five years she
nursed children nf the Knglish nobility.
Bv being appointed to nurse und foster
tiie liistlioru of the Princess Christian
at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, thnt,
(Irmly established her popularity. After
that'she tended the Duchess of Aber
corn, the Countess of Kimiskillen, Lady
Vivian (uow Lady Swansea), Lndy
Church, and many others of the leading families uf the realm.
HOW many people know how electricity is mcusuredf Most people
know that money is measured in
dollnrs, and llour iu pounds, aud thut
gas is measured in cubic feet; but the
measurement of electricity, Hint is ex
termely vague.
The writor recently questioned a num
ber of individuals, met at random, ull
nf whom are users of electricity either
for lighting- or for power, us to just how
electricity wns bought and sold, lu uu
Instance wus n reply obtained thnt was
ut ull correct. A trolley conductor said:
"I dou't know. Vou know we do uot
have to know that. Ask the motorinuii,
he may kuow." Tbe latter replied to
the query, "I don't know, but I think
they •meter' it just like gns." "What
do they call the measurement 1" he wus
asked further. "Cubic inches, probably," be repiled. A grocer, using both
electric light, and power, was next up
pronched. "I enn't tell you," he said.
"I do not understand if nt all, so I let it
alone. The collector looks ut that meter
on the wall and charges ine anything he
wishes. I guess it is measured in cubic
feet just like gas." A householder said
in reply: M huve a watt meter iu mv
cellar, but all I know is that on my bill
is something nbout kilowatt hours.
Whut thnt means I do not know," he
The fact is, that electricity, or
strictly speaking electric energy, is
mensured in kilowatt hours. A kilo
watt hour is practically the same as oue
and one-quarter horsepower hours, sine*]
74tJ watts equul oue horsepower. The
watt is a rate uf work just as a horsepower is a rate of work. One tells how
hnrd the dynamo has to work, while the
other tells how hard a horse or engine
has to work to produce the retpiired en
The measurement of electric power
muy be simply explulned thus: The
curreut enters the house aad a certain
fraction pusses through u smnll motor
contained in whnt is called a "meter."
The moving part of the motor, or armature, is connected tu an ordinary
counter, sueh as used on bicycles, gas
meters and automobiles. This system
ol toothed wheels is arranged to count
the number of watt hours of electricity.
A thousand watt hours is called u kilowatt hour, the prefix "kilo" always
means 1,000. A kilowatt hour costs
from tbree to ton cents. If the result is
desired iu horsepower hours, it is only
necessary to remember that a kilowatt
hour is the same us one and one quarter
horsepower hours. That is a horsepower hour costs three fourths ns much
as a kilowatt hour.
The wattmeter is peculiar iu that it
measures power consumed, An instrument which measures tin* quantity of
electricity or "juice" is known us nn
ammeter, becuuse "quantity of electricity" is always measured in amperes. An
instrument which measures the pressure
which drives the electricity is called u
voltmeter, since electric pressure is
mensured iu pounds. The wattmeter,
however, takes account of both pressure
and quantity, thut is, it multiplies the
volts by the amperes and gives the result in wntts. Volts multiplied by amperes give watts, just as pounds times
teet give horsepower, provided we as-
sume thut the work wus done iu n cer
tain time, tlmt is, su much work done in
ii second, or minute, or hour. The dvun
mo or "generator" furnishes a cerium
quantity of energy in kiln wntts, but
this amount of energy must be used fer
one hour liefore one kilowatt hour caa
be charged. Two kilowatts fur a half
hour would amount tn the snme thing.
tThus it is necessnry uot only to state
i&Q rate of work iu kilowatts, but ulso
to state the time in huurs, hence the bill
states that the cost bus been so much
for such and such kilowatt hours, that
is, so mnny kilowatts furnishing Hgkt
ur power fur sn ninny hours. For example, 10,000 watts energy supplied fur
five hours would amouut to 50,000 watt
hours or fifty kilowatt hours.
The ordinnry sixteen candle powf r
lamp consumes energy at tbe rate of
nbout fifty live wntts, since the pressure
exerted by the generator is ubout 110
volts und each lump allows onehnlf ef
Ian ampere to flow through it.    This is
three   aud   a   half   wntts   to   a   candle
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What the Editor has to say.
Modern newspapers nre subject to a great deal ot criticism. The mo.st bitter of these assaults and the most venomous
charges come from men wbo have industriously sought the
limelight all their lives, and from others who are largely removed from close touch with life and its present day vigorous
living. Perhaps the most frequent complaint that is heard is
that of misrepresentation and inaccuracy in "reporting."
"Reporting," far trom being inaccurate, is far too accurate
for the comfort of many public men. Reporters have an uncomfortable habit of stating what a man actually said,—not
whnt he thought or wanted to say. Someone has truthfully
s d 'h t n public speech has three phases: [a] what the speaker
thinks he will say; [b] what he actually says; [c] what he
wishes he had said. The moment a public man sees an inter
view or speech in cold type he immediately discovers things he
in.ti-udi '.u sa) or ought to have said, and, presto! the reporter
is a 'liar," a "bunglsr," and a "knifer of reputations," with his
block in danger of being knocked "ff.
The newspapers are made by the people bncause the great
body of news is obtained from the people. The reporter turns
in what information he gathers from various sources. It is not
what he thinks, and very seldom what he sees. If the news-
papir is inaccurate. Newspapers, as a rule, are of highei
intelligence and more accurate than the average public.
The mayor and council should introduce and try  to pas.1
a Money By-law to borrow a sum of money, say $10,000,  foi
the purpose of paying off any little overdraft we may have, so
us to conduct the affairs of the city in a business like way. Now
is the time to do much needed improvements, and with a few
thousand dollars at the council's command they would be able
lo carry on the work. We are safe in saying that there is not
a property holder in the city but would gladly contribute a
yearly sum towards having cement sidewalks in front of his
door. We are about the only city iu this western part of Canada that seems to drag behind in that respect. Don't keep on
waiting for someone to come in and help but get in and help
Several complaints are heard around town every da)
with reference to the Eleotric Light Company shutting down
their power plant at one o'clock in the morning, thus throwing
the city in entire darkness in the dead of night. In the case
of sickness or a serious operation to be performed at once it
would prove a great inconvenience to the medical profession,
and in the home where children may wake up and require tin
at' nti n of their parents, it proves a very decided inconveni-
e iun, And then guests in the hotels have to wander around
the corridors in dar ness, and citizens who for some reason i.un
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Tiie DE LAVAL is tlic one creatri separator which
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John Knight
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Harold Game
R. N. Hurford
John Marsden
John Williamson
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That beats buying a cheap "mail order" separator all to
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fpill'] wearing of mourning in England consequent upon the
-L doath of King Edward VII.. has exerted n wide-spread
influence in Favor of bluck and blnck und whito that
will be felt for several months. Strangers visiting London
t'olt obliged to wear black becnuse otherwise tliey wero dis-
igreoubly conspicuous. One American woman who, not provided with n black gown, went to the play attired in light
blue, soou became so painfully eouseious that she was tho
>nty woman iu the entire house wearing a color thnt she left
before the play was over. It Ims been .snid tlmt in eonsc-
(UOnoo of tho enforced wenring of blnck nn outburst of most
oivid eolors will follow, but tlmt remains to be proved, and
ihe dressmakers nre busy turning out lho smartest of all
blaok and black nnd wliite gowns that are so fascinatingly
ueenming tliey nre certain to be copied.
Never were tliere so mnny blnck satin gowns worn, the
out oud skirt costumes especially, nnd it is remarkable how
many different kinds of blnck Bntln there nre. Some have
.  bright (InIsh, others n dull: then some of the gowns nre
Whito Satin Clown Veiled with Black Mousseline
^raided or embroidered, while others, aud these tho majority,
ire absolutely plain. All ure mude with shorl skirls und the
■outs are either shorl or medium length, llie long coat of
last autumn uud winter having pusscd intu oblivion. Kx-
\remoly scant, both skirl nnd coul. and with close fitting
alcoves of a length lliat roaches midway between elbow aud
wrist, these cenls ure very smart if well made and of good
material, tho fashion not'lieing adapted to ihe limited in-
I'omo, for to be satisfactory Ihey must be of u good quality
•if satin and also be well cut. As has been already stated,
thero is a strong effort being made to bring iu the old-1'ashioii;
id soft, lustreless silks in place of black salin, but the.former
is not nearly s<> becoming a material nnd it is doubtful if
tlio attempt will succeed.
The three pie.ee costume in blnck satin is certainly useful
in.j smart and will lie copied for the winter in satin finished
black cloth—tho lute autumn mouels, if not too eccentric,
being taken as models. The three piece suit is more apt to
bo whnt it is called, Ihreo ph.ee, thun what it was hist .season,
when the skirt uud waist in one were selected. Now waist
uid skirt are almost invariably chosen, for il hus been proved that for a gown to hcw.oni'with a coat lucre is tho greatest advantage in being uble to wear dill'orent waists. Most
fascinating are the wuists of Ince und fancy net veiled in
black VOllo de soie. with the lower pari of the waist of satin
in soft folds, ou the plan of u high draped bodice. Bands
of the satin, which cun be in color if so desired under the
black voile, go over lhe shoulders ami finish the sleeves.
Thero is a narrow round or pointed yoke aud collar of luce
ntado ns trnnsparent ns possible, and this is not veiled wilh
ihn black. Sn cleverly are tlic folds of niateriul draped on
the waist that tho effect la the same as though waist and
,kirt were nil Ill-one, aid th- gown cun be worn without the
.•out. Cure must be laken thai the folds are not loo thick,
for that is unbecoming to lhe figure.
One of the newest models for n conl of satin or cloth is of
hip length, wilh straight bul half fitting hack and front.
This has a hand of braiding uud embroidery nround the bot
com of the coat and down either side iu front. The fronts
.ire caught together wilh fancy ornaments. It is quite new
md smart, bnt gives n line thul is not always becoming, and
'uuseijui'iitly is often modified by having fin1 irimniiug only
down the front. If, however, il is possible, Hie embroidered
band around the jnekot is Invariably chosen ns the smartest.
There is not  so marked a change iu  the coats us the skirls
if tlio street cosh s,    'The si ml gill ell'ect  back and front
is still fashionable, nnd it is only Hml there is more shaping,
in a curving ut the side seams- the fashionable ligure always
being extremely slender, bul ul lhe same time more rounded
than angular,
Only ihe leading drossmnkors now advocate au extremely
low cut. and short corset, relying entirely upon the cut of
her gowns aud coats to givo the required straight and slender
appearance demanded.
It is most interesting und quite marvellous lo note how
-his slender effect is obtained when the wearer nf the crown
is by no means thin. AH seams are straight in effect, for all
lines aro perpendicular, but as yet il requires the skill of a
clever dressmaker to carry out the ideu. Hul in itself the
fashion is not so involved, und willi a good, perfect fitting
pattern it will be quite possible before winter sets iu for
.'very woman to know how her winter suit shall he mnde.
ISlnek velvet is to be extremely fashionable this winter,
md in consequence black velvoteon und eorudroy will agnin
bo in favor, but for the present sueh materials cun only be
tnlkod about, while cloth and the lighter weights of serges
.ind camel's hair are chosen in preparation for the first cool
days of autumn. At the moment, voile, chiffon, foulard, laee
mil all llie light, cool materials are far more populur. Foulard, while emphatically o summer fabric, will this season be
worn lute in the autumn, for the newest designs hnve a blaek
satin ground with only a smnll pattern of white, mid that
quite fnr apart in too design so that the ell'ect is much more
>f a satin than u foulard. Ono of tho latest fashions is the
use of embroidery Instead of laee on while muslin, the open
work Ilpht pattern and also the patterns Hint look like Veno
ttatl lace in design. This Is always veiled willi blnck voile
or chiffon und is newer than Ince nnd is also combined with
Lace, tlm yoke and collar, unveiled, being of the laee, while
ill tho other trimming is of embroidery, veiled witli voile
.ie soie and chiffon.
In order to gain the desired efTeet of scantiness in silk or
ight weight material the greatest care is taken in the c
Struction of tho skirt. Thore is a foundation or underskirt
of thc softest satin or silk, which is fitted as tight us possible
to the figure and reaches only a short distance below the
knees; on this is sewed a scant straight flounce of the material and over this falls the straight skirt or tunic, finished
with a wide hem. If the linos are too trying thou the tunic
is shaped to be shorter in the front or the back and tho
flounce has more fulness in the way of scant box pleats wide
apart. The most becoming stylo for any one who is not
slender permits of a draped effect, as though the tunic wero
long enough to drape across the front aud tie ut the side
with the back breadths. The lower part of tho waist is
draped, the folds going around the ligure, not up and down,
and the material can either bo drawn tight to give as small
a waist measure as possible, or, liko tho classic draperies,
be left loose to quite hido the effect of any waist and make
tlio figure very nearly the same width at the waist line as nt
the hips. In description this fashion may appear impossible
for the majority of women, but alroady it is being so modified
and worked out that it is quite snfe to predict that before
winter it will have become uot only possible but evon
attractive .
The color that is introduced into the blaek gowus is most
cleverly dealt with, lt is nover to bo noticed iu the eoat
or sKirt, but on tho waist, when in bands or folds, or waistcoat, it is most becomingly placed. One of the smartest
streot suits for early autumn aud wintor is of black lightweight cloth; the slurt, short and narrow, is finished with a
broad baud of hluck satin bended with blaek braid in two
widths, oue very narrow and one quite wide. Tho jacket,
hip length, has also u bund of satin beaded with tho braiding,
and there are broad,black satin revers. 'The gown is not
BO sombre us it would be without lhe satin, but, none tho less,
is ull black uud would be perhaps dull looking were it uot for
the most fascinating little fitted waistcoat of bright blue
moire. This is sepurato from the coat, whieh can be worn
without it if so desred, is fitted ns carefully as the waist,
is open just a little nt the throat, is fastened witli fancy
buttons, and it certainly makes the gowu a hundredfold more
elaborate in ell'ect. Cerise uud a bright green aand au odd
shade of yellow are all fashionable if color be desired, and
if a womnn wishes to dress altogether iu blaek it is a relief
to know there is some way iu which a too tiresome monotony
cun be avoided,
Not an absolutely new fashion is the band of satin around
the bottom of lhe skirt, but it is at the moment u popular
style fur fhe more elaborate street costumes, und is seen i.n
the all satin skirts us woll as on the (doth—not only fhe
plain bands into which is gathered the fulness of the skill,
but the straight skirt with no fulness is also finished in
this way. When combined witli cloth il is certainly most
effective, und the lutest information vouchsufod is that for
the winter the same fashion will be carried out. in velvet
instead of salin, while sutin aud velvet will be extremely
plex th
is nltri
there a
fashions of th
at it is most difli
from such a  mass
te has hard work ti
lieult  i
ro so oxtra ordinarily canity wuy to distinguish whut
of contraIntion, nnd eon-
hold iis own. but here and
■ ure to be seen models
ed by the introduction
liai or color, und wh<
er of one's tnste belli
I'liich display unbroken lines not
f foo glnring contrasts either iu
i blnck in chosen there is less
led nway into strango Holds of
color nnd effect,    Nothing simpler nor smarter enn be found
thnn the accordion plaite	
trimmod with black satii
not exuggerntedlv short
plaits held dowii by ll
shoulders, crossing back
stylo has the braid baud)
tbe hem of tho skirt, for
the front being finished with   u wid
gown   is   inconspicuous  save   for  it
lilt V
md tucked voile de soie gown
ind ecru lace, the skirt short, but
aud the waist tight fitting, tho
broad bands of sutin over the
nl front. Au especially becoming
■rossed at the buck anil falling to
ng in fnct Hie back of the go»-n,
band of thc satin. Tie
marked   simplicity  nud
This is a new model lhat is most popular.
Elaborate bodices are almost all made at present witk
sleeves which finish either just nbove or just bolow the elbow.
The majority of the new designs huve high collars* and all
wit hon I exception hnve Hie flat shoulder and the broad
draped girdle. They are trimmed with luce, bands of satin
and applique embroideries, sometimes of quite large nnd
showy design. 'They ure in tho same color us the costume
wiih which ihey nre to be woru or iu some softly harmonizing shade ur in black, the lasl when the costume is trimmed
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Some Old Poople Who Knew Other Old
People Who Recalled Great Events
TIIK London Times hus revived an
interesting correspondence which
appeared In its columns u fow
years ago under this title. Some of
the examples furnished by correspond'
ents nre very striking. Here ure a few:
"0, P. 0." writes: ".lolm Rolle wus
burn in 1750, created a peer iu 1790,
and attended Quoci) Victoria'8 coronu-
lion iu his uld ago. His seeond wife
died in 1885. Thus the joint lives of
husband and wife lusted 135 yeurs. (Set)
note in W. H. Wilkhis's "Mrs. Pit/.-
herbert and George 1V.,'' vol. -
p. 179).
"It is dillicult to re-iiii.c how wide a
gqlf may be bridged over by two lives.
Possibly some hale old centenarian still
exists who eau recollect sitting, a little
child, on tho knee of nnother equally
hale, aud hearing from him his personal
recollections of the events following the
death of Queen Anne,
"Let ine add two instances of links
with the past which may interest some
of your readers.
" 1. Lord Brougham, wlio died (1
think) iu 1807, heard his grandmother
relate all the circumstances of King
Charles the First's execution as they
hud been related to her by au eye-wit-
"... Thete must be still living Magdalen men who remember Presldenl Bouth
(d. lHH.ri), wbo himself remembered see.
Ing Ur. JobnSOU at Oxford, remembered
also, ns Mr. Godley tells us ('Oxford in
the Eighteenth Century,' p. 86), under-
graduates beiug hanged on 'Gowns-
man's (fallows' iu llolvwell street.'
Mrs.   Flora   Annie   Steel,   the   well-
known   novelist,   writes;   " My   grand-
who died in  1872, in full pos
if her faculties, used to boast
grandfather was twelve years
i Charles I. was beheaded.    Bhe
father   was    burn   when   his
/as   In   his  cight\ second  year,
mude to
mot hei
thnl h
'old wh
I said   h
and  thnt  a Gaelic  sung wns
commemorate   the   event.     She
i was burn In hor father's sixty
Tin- I
oal gi
. of IIP
1 nho '
Gown of White Luce nud Black Satin
with bluck, ituv of the lashii
almost or quite ull (he trimming of the blouse on Mm fonii
dation bodice, thc outer blouse being merely u transparent
aud perfectly simple garment througn whieh the under trimming shows.' The mosl populur materials for these bodices
nl present nre voile de soie, liiiroir de soie, tulle, plain and
embroidered, and unusual designs in  net.
These bodices oD'er an opportunity For using up small
hits of line trimming which Is effective in color uud design
men   when   it   is   no)   entirely   fresh   or   \\ lieu   the   lace,   for '•
instil net1, may have been mended.    As squares ol! luce and
hands of trimming are used under the transparent material,j
defects  whieh   w i   I ppuronl   without   this shield  aro
entirely    -cale.l.     Thus   strikingly   handsome   garnitures]
which are a hit tarnished or otherwise nol quite perfect caa|
very   well   he  utilized.
Aunt   Anna asked  her little nephew  whal  he would  like'
to give liis cousin for his birthday.
"1  know," he answered, "but  I ain't big enough." I
*\. Daniel (tnd(Ird writes: ■ .dy
imifather wns bom in the reign
ies II. Ef this savor of anil is partly explained bv ill)
re thuu half through my eighty
in the youngest child but one
tin r. who had ten children, nnd
himself the youngest but one
of twenty llvo children by the younger
of Iwo wives.''
"..'," writes: "The late Lord Ornn-
ville lohl the writer that In 1844 .lohn
Hrlghl went to Hrndshuw in Lauansbire,
to shake hands .villi .1. Ilorroeks' nged
105, whoso father had -een Cromwell.'-
Horroehs' son, hud married when over
eighty, and the following yenr hud this
long lived son. Tints two lives over
lapped Cromwell and Victoria.
"There is the ease of the late Lord
Lovelace, living a quarter of a century
since, wno sat. in the lap of  Lord Ons
low,   who   knew   Colonel   O—    the
ofllcor at the execution of Charles I.
Wheu   going nway  from  home, or ut
any change of habitat, ho is a wise man
who   numbers  ong  his  belongings n
liollli* of Dr. ,1. D, Kellogg's Dysentery
Cordiul. Change of fond nnd water in
some strange plnce where tliere are no
doctors may bring on nn attach of
ilvsentery. ' lie then has a standard
rcmedv at hnnd wilh wliich to cope
willi tho disorder, and forearmed he enn
sq isfiilly light the ailment and subdue il.
"The eldest brother of the late Sir
Pitzroy Kelly died 14(1 years before
Sir Pitzroy."
Mr. K. C, Davey writes: "I nm one of
u 'few elderly Oxonians' who knew or
saw Dr, limith between sixty and seventy years ago. Near Carfax iu 1846, my
tutor pointed out a venerable gentle
man in the High street. 'That,' he said.
Ms Dr. Houth, He is ninety years old.
aud walks (ive miles everv day.'
"1 may udd, from tho 'Quarterly lie
view' of 1878 that Dr. Houth knew tl
lady whose mother remembered King
Charles 11. walking in the 'Parks' at
Oxford during the year of the great
plague in London."
How He Left tbe Small Puddle and All
Kinds of Things Befell Him
SOME wise man once explained the
advantages of being a large toad
in a small puddle, uud his words
were spiced with wisdom.
lf a yiuu of ordinary capacity is cutting ii wide swath iu his own village
lie should be satisfied with that. If lie
gets,Ibe idea that he ih a Napoleon, capable of attracting attention aud exerting a strong influence upon uny community, the chnuces are that he will
meet with disappointment.
A good many years ago there was a
lawyers in a small Kansas town who
found the sledding excellent, says the
Emporia Ouzette. Ho wus a good talk-
erand was reasonably talented und became quite popular. Tbe local papers
devoted considerable space to his doings, and he wus elected attorney, nnd
things came his wuy beautifully. Thut
was twenty yeurs ngo und he was then
about thirty years old. Had bo remained in a seven by nine that tbe gods were
providing witti a grateful heart, he
might have been rich and honored uow,
for Kansns is a grent country tu grow
up iu.
Hut this man acquired a swelled head,
lie got the idea thnt he was hiding his
light under a bushel while be remained
iu it seven by-nine ...ansus town. Such
talents us his should have a larger field.
So he packed tip his goods and took his
money out of fhe bnnk and went tn
i hicagn. where a mnn of resl geniu*
would hnve a chance.
An Rmporin womnn who is now nu
well stricken thut she has suns who use
safety razors, wus a school girl in tlmt
Klinsas toWll   when the  lnwver  WHS en
iny)iir ins greatest prospority. Recent
lv slu- was visiting in u thinly settled
part of Oklahoma, uud one day she will
driving, wilh u friend, in the country
Thev came to u cheap little fnrm house
and Mopped there and asked for n drink
of wnler,   The tan  who wna bowed
nnd beul. and looKe-l uboul 500 yetm
oli.  looked  at   Hi.-   Kmpnriu   woman   in
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tently, and asked her if her aame was
n't Susanna 1'eriwitiklr, and if she did
n't once llvo iu tho little town above
referred to. A lew questions revealed
the fact thnt the venerable farmer was
an aspiring lawyer of those old dayH, lie
went cleau broke iu Chicago, and led a
wretched lifo for years hanging around
lhe edges of the law business. The ex
perience took ull the grit out of Iiim.
and made him as old as Methuselah, anil
he was as crook od aud hopeless as
though he had the hookworm disease.
This story, wliich is true, might be
Worth pasting in the huts of other ambitious people who have eome to the
conclusion that their home towns are
too small for thom.
AHWIMMI.Vi  machiaa that can ba
packed in an ordinary traveling
bag and weighs only ten pounds
ims been invented by a Frenchman of
the name of Garnier, lt combines some
of the principles of the cutamaran. the
power boat, aud the bicycle, aud enables
the user to make faster progress
through thc water than by swimming. It
can be used with safety by a person who
Cannot swim, and makes it possible tu
travel relatively long distances iu the
water without exhaustion, 'i'he swim
mer lies ou his stomach on a connecting tube botwoen pointed metal floats,
and with his feet iu stirrups, pedals as
ou a bicycle. Tliere is a keel under the
tube, nud u (in connecting the driving
mechanism with the rear float. These
keep the inuchine on u straight course.
The front float is swiveled ninl curries
a (In which servos as a nnlder. A
Woaden bar in ulso connected with the
propeller by means of suitable gearing.
•><> that b,. alternately pu .hing am; pull
iug on this bm the swimmer eau as
•ist  his legs iu  propelling the machine.
a ret!rod army oflicer, who was ut
Bristol, on Mondny, fined 'Itis. and
costs for kissing it domestic servant iu
a shop, pleaded us nn excuse fur his
conduct that he hnd injured his head
by falling sixty feet over a precipice.
Hie result being that ut times In- could
not account for his actions.
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the manufactured?
desire to call your attention to the
fact that I have already disposed of a number of 5-acre tracts of the finest kind of land suitable for poultry
and fruit raising, and 1 shall have for sale in a few days several
2 1-2 and 3 acre tracts, costing from $200 to $330 each tract, on
terms of ten per cent cash and ten dollars a month. If you desire
to own land In the Famous Hippy Valley ot Cumberland, B.C. I can oiler eeveral line
properties to suit your requirement!. To outside buyers, I will furnish photographs
ud l wrlttea ffuiaanto* ol Ihe quality end nature ot tbe eoll on avery tract I oiler tar sale. A. B.
SlepMrd, Real Eiute Went. Cuuterlane, B.C.
Phones 10 and 24 CUMBERLAND P.O. box 100
60 HP. OLDSMOBILE FOR HIRE to all parts of the island
Boats and trains met at Nanaimo, Union Bay and  Comox.
Short Notiee Service to Courtenay. Big Pleasure Parties Catered For.
Gen. Manager
Riverside Hotel, Courtenay.
Fraser & Bishop, Union Bay.
Rt the Cumberland Departmental
Stores, Cumberland.
Elk Hotel, Comox.
Windsor Hotel, Nanaimo.
Port Mnnn, mainland term inns of
tlic Canadian Northern Railway, is regarded h.v those who know, ns the
greatest city of opportunity in North
America to-dny. It cun not help becoming one Qf the very biggest cities in fhe
West,—property values cannot help
going awny np.
Buy lots tliere now and you are in on the ground floor.
Every lot will mnke you ,-i small fortune.
Until prices are raised we oan offer you close in lots, S3x
122 feet, (guaranteed high, dry and level, or you money hack)
for $250, Terms: $15 down, .§10 a month, no interest, and no
taxes until 1914.
Other guaranteed lots for $120—$5 a month. Booklet
and full particulars at this otlice, from Mr. CHARLES
HERAPER, General Agent, or from
Colonial Investment Co'y.,
"The Port Mann People,"
837 Hastings St., W VANCOUVER, B.C.
Ik St*
Fashionable Tailor
Ice Cream Sodas
Candies of all descriptions—The
Very BEST.
FRUITS of all kinds—Best quality  Ladies'nnd Gents' Tailor-
Tobaccos of all strengths.
madf Suits. Cleaning
and Pressing Done at
Reasonable Rates.
Cigars—The best variety of tho
choicest flavors. phone 52
At Bert Aston s
lis a
Dunsmuir Ave   : : :   Cumberland
Decorator, Paperhanger
All Work Promptly
... Attended to...
Residence, Penrith Avenue
uii in 11 mam
Have Your
Cleaning  Pressing and  ro-
pairing done at
Plain Sewing.
Fancy Dressmaking
For absolute protection write a Policy in
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Local Agent
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be iu this office not later than
10 a. ni. on Thursday.
Mrs. SinimB will glvo lesions on tlm
piano at horlmuse in Jonutilom, formerly
owned by Mr. jainea Stewart, at any
time by appointment, exeeiit  Tuesdays.
im SI;
Third St & Penrith Avenue
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
jivery and team work promptly
attended to
For The
Notary Public Conveyancer
Real Estate and Insurance, Fire,
Life, Accident, Plate Glass,
and Automobile.
Accounts Collected
B.C. Gara^
For Auto and
Gas Engine Supplies
District Agent for the
Rusael, EM.F. 30 Flanders 2
and McLaug-hlin-Buick automobiles
Fairbanks-Morse  Stationary  and   Marine    Eng n •
Oliver Typewriters, Moore's Lights, and Cli velarid,
Brantford, Massey-Harris and Pt-rfect bicycles
Phone 18
~WW    BSWJtJ^: n^sf,; '
Hung Chong & Co.,  j
Branch Store from CHARLIE SING CHONG On.      1
Hardware ofall kinds.
Boots and Shoes, at Lowest Prices
No.'7 MINE
See BICKLE for all kinds of Insurance.
Cement Blocks, Concrete
Chimney Blocks a Specialty. Samples can been
at McKean & Biscoe store,
For Fstimates  and  particulars
J. Lawrence,
5 and 10 ACRE BLOCKS
of good leiul, nm-ily alder, Ies-) Hum
ono-luilf mile from new mine, Nn. 8,
$100 un ncrej une-tliird cat>h, 6 and
J:! months,   Apply
Agmit, iiiliciMii'.u Royal Hunk,
(Late Mennie &SPotter)
Horse-Shoeing and
General Blacksmith
Wheel-wright, Repair Shop and
Rubber Tiro Setting.
THIRD ST.   Cumberland
1 1-2 Miles From Cumberland
$360, $440 and $550 each
There are only FIVE lots left and !'
easily cleared. Easy Payments
The Real Estate M n,   j
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White Cooki:
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No mora convincing ovideuce was
pver pnt on paper tban tiie following
letter from ono of Montreal'b well-
kuown citizon, Mr, 0. li. La roso, of
:i.'!M Jolietta Streot
• ■ Permit rao to write you :t fow
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1 suffered from dyspepsia and indigestion f<>r llvo years. I sufforcd bo much
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I mis wenK and lost all courage, 1 enjoyed no rest until I deeidod to follow
your treatment, aftor having road your
advertisement in the paper. To my
great surprise I immediately began to
reel better, I am now using tho second
bos and 1 feel so well tluit I wnnt to
toll yon tlml I owe tbis gronl cbango
to your famous pills. I recommend
thom to every person wlm is Buffering
from dyspopsia, Vour grateful sorvant,
lv It. Uirose, 333 Joliotte St., Mont
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those who Buffer with indigestion, head-
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The Catarrliir/one Co., Kingston, Oat.
rpri.l'lN, tbe inventor of tba oxplq
X si vo melinite, was the lirst to de
elare tbat light is nothing but
matter cast olT by incandescent suns,
falling incessantly tbrougb space. The
theory is that this radiant matter is
not seen traversing space, first, because
the stars distil it in a cold and dark
condition, and, second, becauso it is
no rarefied, so fine, and so subtle that
it en-apes the must delicate instruments
of observation, reveal ing itself only
when it eonios in contact with ob
The effect of thr shock of the cast
off solar matter as it strikes the stars
is similar to tbe effect of the water's
Shock when it strikes the edges of a
reef;   the  light   produced   speaks of Hie
impact of the falling mattor with tbe
■■tars, as the silver fringes of the san's
foam speak of the shock ot the sea. In
both cases the cause produces a visible
effect. The intrinsic weight of the
rain of Impalpable atoms is insignifi
taut; the whole mass amounts to noth
ing; but, ou the other band, as the
■peed of tbe mass is tremendous (300,
000 kilometers por second), the pro
duct ion of force i» great.
The rotation of the earth and other
celestial bodies seems to 1)0 explainable
in no other way.    The molecular bom
barda t   forces tbe earth to turn on
its orbit and on its axis, as a top turns
when whipped by a child. The earth
turns, not by the contraction of an
internal spring, but under the external.
tangential pressure of the material
power of the sua. as a turbine turm-
when its wingB are struck by a current
of air or by a jet of water.
When this problematical theory was
presetted by Turpin, seventeen years
ngo, the savants laughed. Turpin had
just como out of prison, und it was sup
posed that captivity had driven him
mad, though the idea had already beeu
given to the world ity Kepler and oth
ers. The tnonry was talked about until
it wtts superseded by that of "air
waves," and the explanation of the
transmission of light waves by Impon
derublo ether.
About the time when Turpin publish I finish the job
ed his theory, nuotnei savant, LobodowJ tn usk.
demonstrated the pressure of light by • i hnven't much paint left," said
suspending a metal disk by a very finely jthe Celt, "nn* it's finishin' thu job
twisted thread. Up hung his disk in I'm after before the paint's :0l gone!''
lhe air in Ibe direct line of action of ...
light. Lebedew's experiment was dlf !
tieult and of the utmost delicacy; all his   A
That Reminds Me
T1HE story is told of an Irishman who,
while talking with a friend, passed
a jewelry store where there was a
lot of precious stones in the window.
"Would von not like to have your
pick ?" asked Pat.
"Not me pick, but a shovel," said
CLERK; "May 1 have a day's leave
to-morrow, sir? It is my mother
in law's funeral.''
Employer: "My dear Bateman. this
mustn't occur again. Last week your
wife died, and noW yonr mother iti kiwis going to be buried. Vou must arrange tniuga better in your family and
see that they happen in the holidays.*'
TIIK huge lacing machine shot by at
a speed of sixty miles an hour. Hs
horn played a fanfare tis it missed
a ditch at tlie'turn of the road by ubout
(ive inches, "(iee," lisped the first on-
looker, '' what kind of a tune was
lhat?" "Don'l know." said the second, "but it oughl to lmvo been 'Nearer, my God, to Thee.' "
THK day before she was to be married  the old  oegro servant  came
to her mistress and entrusted her
savinga in her keeping.
"Why should 1 keep it? 1 thought
you were going to get married?" said
her mistress.
"So 1 is, Missus; but do you s'pose
I'd keep all dis money lyin1 'round de
house witl thnt strange nigger?"
WHAT you want to do is to have
that niudhole in the road fixed,"
said tho visitor.
"Thnt, goes to show," said Farmer
CorutosfcOl, "how little you reformers
understand local conditions. I've party
nigh paid off a mortguae with the money I made hnulin' automobiles out. o'
that mndhole."
IN ;i litle triangular space in Connecticut avenue in Washington there
is a handsome statue of the poet,
Longfellow, A young society girl of
the city was riding past it iu an automobile with a friend soon after it hnd
been unveiled.
" Whv. what statue is that?" she asked.
" Longfellow's,"    replied   the   older
"Ob,  I  don't  see what they  wanted
to put a statuo of him there for," objected the girl.    "All he ever did was
to marry Roosevelt's daughter?"
k    *    *
A NOTED clergyman was in bis study
writing     when     his     5-year-old
daughter walked in and asked:
"Whut are you writing, pap?"
"1 am writing a sermon, tny dear."
"How do you know what to writo,
papa ?''
"God tells me what to write."
After watching her father a few minutes, the little girl said;
"Papa, if God tells you what to write,
wby do you scratch some of it out."
A SON of Ireland was painting a
leaee surrounding a bouse in one
of the suburbs of Chicago. His
face wore a troubled look; but suddenly
it. brightened, and. dipping his brush
into the paint-pot, he began to paint
faster aud faster.
Why   are  yon   in   such   a   hurry   to
passerby  chanced
esulls were recorded, und, when com
pared with the calculations of the scien
lists who followed him. found to coin
cide in every reBpect,
At   the   present  time  lew  dispute  the
theory of light-pressure. To the pros
sure 'of light is attributed the form as
well as tin- peculiar movements of the
tails of comets, which stretch out in
tl direction opposed to llie stiu, ;is if
driven baek by a repelling force. Nteh
ols and Hull demonstrated the pressure
nf light by producing the phenomenon.
They put a few- pinches of ntnerv pow
der and  pollen  in  ■*  vacuum,  liko an
hourglass; and as they turned the pow
der   from   one  part   of   the  glass  to thel
N exchange recounts the following
con versa t ion between a minister
and a mun whoso wife was buried
that day.
".My" brother," said the preacher, "I
know that this is a great grief that
has overtaken you, and though yon are
compelled to mourn the loss of this
one, who has been your companion
and partner in life, I will console vim
with the assurance that there is another
whn sympathizes with you and seeks
to embrace you in thf1 arms of unfailing love."
To this Ihe bereaved husband replied
bv asking as he gazed into the minis-
' Whnt V  her  mime
ther part, they cast rays of light on the '    *    *
falling dust   The lightest of tho fallj fOHN HAYS HAMMOND, the mining
engineer,  tells  the story of how
Tombstone, Ariz., came into boing,
falling  dUHt.      lhe   lightest   i,t   the  lull  j -■
iug dost was driven back as if repulsed 1J
by tho light.    The illuminated dust had
every    appearance    of    n    miniature
comet's tail.
Scientists ar.- not vet ready to nny,
with Turpin, llml the full ot light give-
the earth  its  votary   impulsion.     Lnh
Two brothers named Schofflin, Kiel, and
.lake, hnd been  prospecting for gold ia
Arizona, and they finally hit the locality
which  was Inter lo be known as Tomb-
. stonb,   They got down BO deep that .lake
'••w  I the people who share his holtof   ,,.,,]  ,„ ([i„' ,|.e earth  and  load  it  on  a
say that the pressure of radiation lvI bucket, "hid. Kd. would draw up bv
very feeble, even in the tropic-*, wherej W((rIti|lt, .. w(m||aM 0„ , |„. surface.
'I"' ''lii"   i« »tl t!«'*«. being Imrdl.   Olie   One dav   Kd. '-ailed  down   lo .lake tlmt
pound to the squaro kilnmotoi , )l(, Baw'MOmo Indians j» thu distance.
       ■•Then  skip," culled up .lake, "ho
cause  this   is  goin.'  lo be  a   great   gold
It   Has   M;iity   Qualities. -Th.-   man I camp, ami yoil can't save tne from those
who poHMnKHOM a bottle of Dr, Thomas' davits.   But, when it * -ate, nome back
Kcluctrlo Oil is alined against manv.and put up a loiolwlono on my grave."
iih. H will '■ui" :i cnugh, break tip a Neither -mc had to skip,'nnd they
gold, prevent   soro throat;  it  will reduce   finally strtlCH   it   rich.     A   few  vears ago
the -welling from :i sprain, .-ur.- tho Mr. Hammond wus tnlttiug tn ono of tho
most persjuUint sores and will spundily Hiehefltln brothers und uskod to be shown
heal cuts and contusions.   It i- .< modi 'tl rlglnnl papers locating the claim
cine chest in Itself, and <-:ui be gol for to the mine, lle read it. and Tomb
h quarter of a dollar 'stone was spelled "Toiimstoon."
I We guarantee the
perfect quality and
absolute purity of
the tobaccos used in
the manufacture of
IOllfsWY'S father took him to the
nlliee, and there the youngster saw
Ihe stenographer come in Into and
take the eover off her typewriter.
" Look a' that!" exclaimed Johnny.
"She lifted the garage right off the
APASHIONABIiE photographer has
undoubtedly achieved the pin
nade of tactful achievement, A
woman with a decided squint camo to
hiin for a photograph.
"Will you permit me," he Baid
promptly, "to; take your portrait in
profilef There is a certnin shyness
about one of your eyes which is as difficult in art as it is fascinating iu nature."
IT  is taking some time  for the Hood
of   stories  aueiit   the  discovery   of
the North Polo to sweep past. Along
comes this belated one from old Ken
The owner of a plantation said to a
favorite darky:
" Mose, they've discovered the north
1' 'Deed!'' exclaimed the old negro,
"Where al?"
• author, engineer, and professional
optimist, tells a story showing
that Boston bovs of tbe street are llko
all others, lie overheard a conversation
lietween iwo yountfBterK selling news
"Say, Harry. Wat's de best way
to teach a girl how tit swim?" asked
the younger one.
"Dot's a cinch. First off you puts
yer left arm under her waist aad yon
gently takes her left hand"—
"Come off; she's iny sister."
"Aw, push her off de dock."
Where "the Methods of the American
Press  Differ  From  Those  in
pi ROM one point of view the Crip-
V pen case has been extremely remarkable: the attitude of tho police has chauged completely towards
pressmen, as never before had the press
beeu taken so completely into tho cou
fldonce of Scotland Yard. Instead of
the pressman receiving the cold shoulder, he has been encouraged in giving
iho greatest publicity to the fact- regarding the case.
This change is due to the fact that
the police have recognized that oue of
their greatest aids to justice is wide
publicity. When at times the newspapers may divulge information likely
to hamper the police in their iuvestiga
(ions, on the whole the balance has
boen on the other side.
Time after time the press has been
instrumental in bringing criminals to
book wben the police bad to admit
their complete helplessness. Thus, Le
froy, the railway murderer, was run to
earth through the work of the newspapers.
Kvery police station in the country
had full particulars regarding the man
who was wanted, together with a portrait; but no good came of this method
of publicity. Then, one day, a newspaper came out with a portrait of the
man. The proprietoi of U wretched little lodging house recognized the por
trait as being that of a man who had
stayed in the house. The result was
the almost immediate arrest id' Lefrny.
At last tne ultra-conservative police
officials iu the Old Country have realised that one of their chief instruments
is the press. All the same, the American pressmen were greatly surprised at
the rebuffs they, received at the hands
of the Xew Scotland Yard police official.
The newspaper correspondents in
Quebec were extreme' irritated at
what they styled the "Knglish" manlier in which the inspector conducted
his case, that official withholding iu
formation which is usually given to
journalists in America. Most of the
reporters considered that Ihey ought to
be allowed to Interview lhe prisoners,
and get their "full story V for publication.
In tbe United Stales the newspapers
own their own doetective forces, there
being special reporters attached to the
big American newspapers, who spend a
great portion of theii time in shadowing
suspected persons, with the object of obtaining clues of vulue in criminal cases.
In this way crimes are frequently nip
ped in the bud, or the perpetrators are
rnpidlv brought io justice. As, however, it is the object of the newspapers
to keep public interest in the highest
tension, ihe most innocent facts are
woven into au elaborate tisiae of scare
news, ■' tacts" being manufactured
wholesale in the race for sunesiitional
Doubtless, the ofllciul police in many
eases obtain material of great importance from the i'ress iu conducting criminal itiqiliriuB, but in many cases the
criminal receives aid. Kvery particle
of in format ion is reported, even the
movements id' the police, so that the
public may Imve fall Information. As
a result, Ihe criminal frequently learns
exactly  his best  way Io escape.
The' newspaper detectives are em
ployed in a manner wliich would not be
tolerated in Kngland, for liberty has de
generated into llconso, The American
press iu fnct, has usurped the functions
o\' the Criminal Investigation Depart
ment, and, without anv nuthority whnt
•ver, has constituted itself an Indopuud
em police organisation,
There is no mock modesty about the
newspaper detective, and, without the
-.lightest consideration for other people's
feelings, the men rake out everything
which has lhe slightest connection with
any cause celebre. Where the official
pollcoman would be deterred from going
bv reasons of common decency, the
newspaper roporter will rush in. the pri
ento home possessing no sanctity.
Nnl onlv is lhis so. but if information
is not forthcoming in response to Ink
clieeky crossexnminntlon, he will take
'■are i hnt his paper contains some
damaging allusions to the persons who
have eold shouldered Ilini, The result
i-i tbnt perfectly innocent people are
held up lo public odium, the detective*
reporter, with the most brazen impud
enee, bringing to light every fact of a
damn gin g and sensational nature.
With the Horses
DAN PATCH has been permanently
retired from the rating and
speed exhibition stage. According to the statement of M. W. Savage,
his owner, the great horse will never
be asked to start iu attempts to lower
world's records. Oan Patch bus done
his share of work and his life from
this lime on will be Spent in enjoying
a well-earned rest, in wat ching other
harness horses struggle to lower his
records and in perpetuating his greatness through his get. lle will travel
during the coming summer ami fall
as au attraction at fairs all over the
united States, where he will be exhibited in special stalls so that people
can see him at close range. He will
still be under the care of Charlie Hum
mer, who has hardly left the horse
night or day  for the past  seven years.
Kor teu years Dan Patch has stood
alone in the harness liorse world for
manners, disposition, courage, game-
ness and speed, lie has paced seventy three miles under two minutes.
He has lowered the world's record
fourteen times, ami he now holds seven
world's records. Last fall at Phoenix,
Arizona, he paced two miles in 2,08V!
and 2.02!{| without any fast preparation. Karly in the season be slightly
injured one leg on a half-mile track
and this bothered him some last fall.
These two miles at Phoenix were phenomenal on account of his having no
practical preparation, and some horse
men consider them the greatest of his
I>nn Patch's life and performances
show it never failing greatness, a consistency and well-rounded greatness
that elevate him in the estimation of
men. Dun'a life story is an inspiration
and an object lesson to breeders. [I
tells of intelligence, strength, and endurance. Some horse like Minor Heir
may equal some of bis records, but it
will take more than the lowering of
records to take from Dan Patch the
L'lorv of  his  long career.
direful now than at nay ether time
of year lo take only horses wilh full
mouths to put right into hard work.
The three and four yeur olds showing
up now go into feeders' hands. A colt
cannot endure tis much hardship as a
i mature horse, aud at this season, when
the weather limits u horse's working
capneity, it is of the utmost import
unce to have a hardened horse for any
exacting work. Colts are more subject
to colic and to overheating thnn older
horses. Statistics show that a large
preponderance of the deaths from colic
occur among immature work animals*
The coll has less digestive capacity
and more strain put upon it. Part of
his feed must go into completing the
formation of hard bon*', aud the expansion of muscle, generally described
as tilling out. It is impossible to keep
a colt in as strong flesh as an older
liorse working beside bim, and it is
equally impossible to keep lhe vitality
of the youngster up to so high a pitch.
It is risky business to put a colt into a
very hard place in the hands of a careless driver at this time of the year; and
the colt is uot wanted on the market
either, lle must be favored as much
as possible ia the work and kept on
the farm until the weather moderates.
A few hours of impatient or careless
rushing of a tired youngster may ruin
him for life, even if it does not cut
his  life short.
Uuder almost all circumstances it is
better not to allow the colts to follow
the mares. Colts suffer an undoubted
iujury from following doggedly along
mile after mile with their dams in the
field or nn the road. Kveryone who
hus allowed colls to follow is familiar
with the tired, lifeless habit they de
velop. A stiff, spiritless gait, an unshapely, thin body ami slanted growth
are common faults of such colts. They
have literally been put to work practically from birth, and their constitutions ure not equal to the strain. A
colt cannot work and "row as he should
all ut the same time. The exercise he
would naturally take in a day is only
a small fraction of the amount he
takes in following the mare. Theu, too,
the work of following aloug at a walk
in the fields does not bring all his
muscle into pla\ us does a jumping,
tearing, romp with his body twisted
and squirmed into a hundred contortions. Moreover, a colt is a great bin
drunce in tue field: he gets lost or follows some other team away ou the road.
When Ihe team is doing light work
thai does not lite the colt, he is continually into mischief and is liable to
get htirl. Again, at the most ineon-
venienl times, he takes a few swallows
from Ihe maternal fount. Taking all
these hindrances together, much time
is lost. While Hie colts are very young
it is better for Ihem if the mares can
be driven to the barn in Ihe middle of
each half day so the youngsters can
suck, and this ordinarily takes less
lime thnn lhe cults would waste in the
field. It is nut safe to take the colts
to lhe tield and lie them up. When
left iu this wny, they can find more
wiiys of tangling themselves up thun
vim would believe possible. Mnny
colts have beeu choked to death in this
way. A tight box stall with a little
oats and hay lo nibble is Ihe best place
fur eol*s in the daytime until they can
become accustomed to being separated
from their dams. After they have become reconciled to this they can be
turned out into ihe pasture when the
mares are taken out to work nnd will
soon lenrn to be at the gate at noon
and night, ready for refreshments.
The feeding uf stnllions is one of
the most import anl subjects in the
breeding business. A stallion must be
well conditioned to be ready for ser
vice. Some men nre experts along this
line, while otliers are continually hay
ing sick horses or horses out of condi
T«» DniiUl WIU Tall T««
Murine By* lUmidy Rillny Bora Km,
Strengthen* W«ak Bye*. Dowm't Smart,
Soothe* Ky* Pain, and Balls for fee. Try
Murine In Tour Eye* and In Baby's
K'ym tor Scaly ttytllds and Qranalatfoev
The average breeder would do well
te have a self feeder. This does not
mean that a stallion should be put on
full feed, but a cheap self feeder may
be made in a box with a crack uuder
it of about one inch, so.that us the
stallion eats Ihe feed, more will run
into his feoding box. This will force
him  to eat  slow.
Most idle stallions eat loo rapidly,
while others throw a great deal of their
feed out ami waste it. By eating slow
ly they get  more benefit  of the feed.
Peed given through a self feeder
should always be dry. A feeder of this
kind ean be used for shelled corn or
small grain.
Com of tiny kind is nut good feed
for breeding stock. A little of it may
be fed without much injury, but the
principal teed should be oats and I'niu.
With clover hay or a part alfalfa liny
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ONE time I was stayiug down at tho
Haciendo del Torreon, in the
State of Durango. It belonged
to my friend and my family's friend,
Mariano Conde.
He and I had been out after "bor-
endas"—lota of autelopo and deer still
around thero—and wo got back late
Haturday afternoon, just as the "ina-
yordomo" was calling the "raya."
That means what wo Americans would
say by "giving thom their time." He
takes the list from the bookkeeper's
figures, and compares it with tho accounts kept for themselves by the people. As they can not read nor write,
they uso a system of lines and circles
to denote a day, half-day, quarter-day,
a "real" (twelve and a half cents),
a "medio" (dollars), etc. If tho two
accounts tally, aud thoy generally do,
for those rancho folk arc mighty hon-
oat, theu they aro paid, sometimes in
money, but more generally—the most
part, anyway, of thoir wages—in orucrs
ou tho "tiendu." Theso "hacienda",
stores make lots of money for tho
" haeendados," nud keep tho poople in
deht just about ..s hopeless us tho old
scheme of peonsn_. Itut the tiendu at
Torreon was vory fairly managed, aud
t'le people always could have money if
thoy preferred it to credits.
That time, aftor tho ray a was ovor,
and most of the people had gone lounging away fen their oae rest of tho
week—for it is a great mistake to
think that the "peones" nre loafers—
thoy really work liko boavers—woll, as
I was saying, une girl walked up to
tho mayordoiuo aud suid something in
a low tone.
"Eyf what's that!" said Don En-
rique, "thou, Ysmaela, asking for the
washing! Aro the clouds readying to
rain honey T Since when art thou tired
of resting?"
We could not hear what she said, but
she appeared to bo insisting. Don Enrico looked a question at Mariano. Of
course tho mnyordomo niul the right to
distribute the work as he thought proper, but when the "umo" was actually
on the spot, it was "compromiso"—tlmt
sa to say, Mexican etiquette—that the j
employee should consult thc master.
Mariano was a good fellow, aud ho
never did or said anything to hurt thc
feelings of those around him. Thc
"administrador'' and the mayordoiuo1
wore both of good families—lots of
"gente fina," men who had spent all
thoir money, are now glad enough to I
take positions that are considered in-
ferior in Mexico—and Mariano was so
good-natured thut he lot them run
about as they pleased. You might have
easily mistaken either one of them fori
the master. Not that he was careless
about his affairs, for he was a sharp,
shrewd, business fellow. Uut he had,
as thc Mexicans say, so much delicacy
for them thut wheu he disapproved of
their doings, or wanted to make suggestions, he always told them about
it privately, uad before folks, even
before the peones, he treated them
very respectfully, and appeared to take
thoir advice about everything. Of
-course that sort of thing la only skin
deep, aud you can call it insiucere, if
you want to, but all the same it Is
mighty pleasant to be treated that way.
Well, so that was why, whea Don
Enrique Vargas looked that way at
Mariano, the "patron" shrugged his
left shoulder und threw out his left
hand with a gesture that meant, "Oh,
1 leave it all to you, mv dear fellow!"
Hut the little minx had seen the mnyordomo's look, and she twirled around,
as cheeky as you please, and began to
discourse him.
"Yes, yes, ehula! But this is an
affair for Don Enrique, He will send
thee to the acequia, if it seems to him
well. But why wishest thou the wash?
What spider has bitten thee?"
At that thc girl gave a quick jump,
as if something had bitten her sure
enough, and she turned nbout the color,
of Manila paper, as she faced around
to the door nnd made off iu no little
hurry. The last we saw of her face
tho color had uot come back to it.
Wo could not help talking abuut her
and her whim, and the queer caper of
bor leaving like that when Mariano
spoko to her. I gathered from what
they said that she luul known the
administrador rather better than was
good for her, nnd that her freak about
thc waahUg was in order to get nwny
from the house, so she would not havo
to sec and worry over the way that
gay blade was now dangling around
Simoonu, a pretty daughter of Da*
masa, the tortilla-maker.
That's one thing I never can get used
to iu these Mexican fellows. I'll turn
to look after a woman as quick as auy
other man, and I don't say that [ eare
for them too high-toned or learned,
either. But these servant-women!—
strapping, greasy hussies, with every
pore ia their skins marked out in black,
liko tho lines of "crackle" pottery!
They are supposed to have a bath every
flan Juan (St. John's Dny), but 1 really
think with many of them it is only
"cada corpus y San Juan" (every
Corpus Christ! and St. John's Day),
and thc calendar makers say that these
two feasts fall oa the same day oaly
onee in three centuries.
Anyway, Simcona wus worse than
the ordinary sorvant woman, but she
had a good figure, though she was
very slender. Sho was pretty, too, all
but for a wicked look in her blaek
eyes. I've seen the same look often
in bolting horsos, when they cock their
enrs and roll their eyes hack to see
if you're off your gunrd or ready for
them. I said something like that to
"Oh, yes,*' ho said—"you're right.
I know it. The girl is dangerous, I
am suro—tho Bort that the Spaniards
describe as having 'three black boar's
bristles through tho heart.' But I
don't know, I am Rure, what I can do.
I wish Cosme woro way from here—
he is a greator care than all the rest of
tbe hacienda. But ho will not resign,
and I cannot dismiss him—por compromiso—from that conventional obligation that so fetters nnd hampers us
Mexicans, You Americans would sever
it aB with a sword-stroke. His father
and mine wero compadros—co-sponsirs
—and so I must boar with his excesses
at my very lifo 'a risk. Tho only good
*.hing ia thnt tho girl seems'to want to
koep away from him aud out of mischief. Of course Enrique will let her
go with the lavenderas—thinkest not
that he should, Carlitosf"
Now I want to say, right here, though
it haB nothing to do with my Btory,
that my name is not CarlitOB, nor Carlos, nor Charles in any shape whatever.
My true uame is odd and uncommon,
oven in English, and the Mexicans are
determined I shall havi "a Christian
(i.e., saint's) name," so they have
saddled several on me. I am generally
Ysac, or the diminutive or nickname
of it—'Chac, and from that has become
my being called 'Jack" by Americans.
Mariano dislikes Isaac in Spanish as
much na I do lu English, and so to
him I am "Carlos."
A day or two after, wo rode around
by the "acequia." By Jove! it wub
a pretty Bight thero—I wished I was
a painter. The wide, doop ditch, with
its whito sand bottom, was full of
rippling water, humming to itself a
littlo song, und tho poplars along the
edge keeping timo to it, with all their
glossy loaves n-clappiag like tiny hands.
Along the bank, in the fringe of ferns
and water-sedges, was a string of women kneeling, some in a sort of scoop
made of a goods-box, but mostly in
holes hollowed in thc sand, for bourds
are boards in Mexico. Sloping into
the wator before thom, each one had
a board or a big flat stone, and on
it she scraped, and thumped, aud pounded, and paddled tho soiled clothes, rinsed by sousing in tho wator, or by pouring over water with aa "olla," or a
painted "jicara"—a calabash. Some
used tho long, inch-square bars of Mexican soap, otherB used pounded or grated
'' amole'' (soap-root), but this was
mostly for woollens. The women looked well, moving iu free, vigorous
swings, with their long, black braids
swaying, their blue "rebozos" catching the sun, nnd their bright skirts.
Tlieir brown arms and nocks showed
like bronze above the white chemises,
for these rancho workwomen do not
wear waists or jackets,
Whea we got to Ysiaaelti, we saw
that she was washing her stent with
some herb—a lot of green leaves,
"Hola! here is something new!"
said Mariano. "What hast thou there,
my daughter? Ts it u weed common
enough to save me a lot of soap?"
The girl mumbled something about
it being scarce—a rare herb.
"Kare! yes, I warrant, your worship," said Ysmaela's right-hand neighbor, looking up with un impudent, leering grin; "too rare to be wasted on
common ropa. Please, your mercy, it
is a philter, a love-potion—those are
Don Cosmo's clothes that she is washing, to coax him away from Sinioona."
Yamaela lifted the linen shirt on her
board, sodden heavy with wet, and
swung it with ji sweeping backhander
that knocked her smart friend headfirst into the acequia, Ysmaela looked
minded to hold her uuder wuter, but
returned to her task, whilo her mates
pulled out the otber, caterwauling.
"I don't like that," said Mariano,
us we rude on; "the girl is too quiet
by half. If she would rage and storm
—but you see she strikes and does not
speak.' She was brought up here, a
baby, by a family from Sonorn, and
iny father always believed sho had
blood of the Yaquis, They are like
that, the Yaquis—silent, sullen, but
swiftly, savagely dangerous."
To tell the truth, I did riot like it,
Mariano liked it so little that when
we went hunting again, he made Cosme
tie la Ouerra como with us, to keep him
out of mischief. He did not want to
come, lie disliked any work harder
than giving orders or hanging about,
the women. We rode in buckskin, with
flannel shirts. He was in "charro,"
it is true; but his riding-suit was elegant black cloth, with all the regulation silver braid and buttons, nntl he
took pains to show off his white shirt
umi the wristlets of his silk undershirt.
Well, we pushed him hard that day,
to pay for his foppery—Mariano dislikes such nonsense. We killed threo
antelope, and, over a spur of the foot
hills, we struck a fresh bear-trail that
led us up to a stony "mosa," where
the trail and the light failed us together. One of the "mozos" with us
was Juan Largo, ami he was the worst
fellow after bear you ever did sec.
No wonder, either. If a bear had done
to one side of my face what a big
silver-tip had done to Juan Largo's,
I would go hot-foot after every one
of the trbie that mnde me a sight of
horror to frighten children.
"With tho will of your mercy, wo
will camp here to-night and follow on
iu the morning. The oso is going
home—r see that ia tbe speed of liis
footprints. With the light, we can go
straight to his house.
Of course we agreed. Juan Largo
knew his business, and he always did
as he pleased with us on u hunt. But
Cosmo did not like it. He made all
kinds nf objections, and Juan upset
them one by ono with good, common,
sensible answers.
"Come, como, Cosme, bo reasonable,"
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Liko we others, thou art hungry. Thou
wilt better appreciate Juan Largo's
cure for us after supper."
Cosmo growlod something about
"rocky ground for cascabeles."
Juan Largo came ovor to him, grin
niug—a smite made that awful face
of Juan's more hideous than ever.
"Oh," ho said, "your mercy Don
Cosmo will pardon me. If I had understood that your mercy was so little a
countryman, I would have set your
fears at rest by lessons of the camp.
I will clear the stones from a space
for your honor's bed; as for the other
gentlemen, and then lay this rope
around it. Within its ring you may
sleep ns in the arms of—your mother.
No snake will cross a cabriesto, and
with renson—but drag your hand across
it, and say if you would bear its rasp
on your own belly."
It waB true enough that Cosme had
not known the safeguard of this ox-
fodient that every plainsman and moun-
ainoer uses nightly. Tho ventral sensibility of the serpent rnce shrinks
from tho prickling bristles that stand
out thickly all over tho excellent "la-
zos" that the rancheros weave of horsehair.
Well, wo hod supper, then wo smoked
and yarned for a while, then rolled
out in our "zorapes." And ns for
me, I know no moro until Juan Largo
shook mo awake in the morning. Whon
I snt up, Mariano and I blinked sleepily at eaab other, whilo Juan went on
to awnken Cosmo.
"His fear of the rattlesnakes did
not make his sleep liglit," said thc old
mozo grimly; then, as he touched Cosmo's hand in turning down the blanket,
"Santo Diob! Come hither, quick, your
Wo hurried to him. No man ever
wns deader than Cosme de la Gueirn.
His light moustache showed bright yellow against his gray face. When the
first shock was over—"it must have
bcen a rattlesnake, after all," said
"Not so, by your mercy's leave,"
snid Juan Largo; "the reata is tight
to the ground, as I pegged it down
last night. Now that the light is
strong—I havo been waiting—we will
look—I smelled him when I bent above
the difunto."
"Smelled what?"
"But Juan Largo, slowly, cautiously,
wns opening thc clothing of Cosme. Inside the neck of the shirt, far down,
was nestled a big and devilish spider
thnt is very rare in Mexico, but whose
bite or sting is as deadly as a stroke
of lightning.
'' They arc great travellers,'' said
Juan Largo, gravely, after ho had takeu measures to koep the beast from
future devilment. "There is," he
went on, more slowly, "a strange thing
about these spiders. Thore is a weed
they love better than a babe loves the
milk of its mother. No, your worship,
I know not the weed by sight, I know
only its smell, ami that it is called the
net, aud that the Indians on the Yaqtii
Kiver strive to rub it on the dress of
an enemy—and one of the spiders will
tind him. Vour houor, bend and smell."
We bowed nbovo the hotly of Cosine,
and a strange, enticing perfume penetrated to our sense, through and beyond the essences be always wore like
a woman.
"Your honor, the cucumber smell of
the cascabel gives warning that the
rattler is nigh, ami the net tells the
approach of the Death Spider—to those
that know its power."
A SLOVENLY, unkempt dwarf-
scarcely live foot tall—with blear
cd eyes peering forth from a
blotched and pallid face. Such was
Joan Paul Marat, ruler of Franco's destinies at a day when France was one
huge slaughter-house.
The French Revolution was at its
height. After throwing off the cruel
bondage of royalty undor which they
had groaned for centuries tho French
people beheaded their old tyrants. Then,
the thirst, for blood being still unslaked, they fell to beheading each other.
The "Reign of Terror" set in. First
tho Revolutionists who believed in higher ideals ami gentler methods were
slain. Then the more rabid revolution*
ists divided into severul parites or factions. And, whichever faction chanced
at the moment to be uppermost, it executed members of tho othor. One loader
after another arose to outdo his predecessors iu deeds of violence, ouly to
lose his own life and power to some still
more murderous demogague.
And the heart and soul of the Reign
01 Terror was Marat. He was a Swiss
by birth, and had at various times been
a scientist, a literary man, a physician
and—so says Carlyle—a horse doctor.
When the Revolution began he started
a paper called "The Friend of tho People." It was probably tho most scurrilous bloodthirsty sheet ever published,
lu one of its early issues ho suggested
that SUU prominent French statesmen be
put to death aud denounced many more
us traitors aud scoundrels,
The Revolution at that time had not
wholly thrown sanity aside. Marat's
arrest was ordered. He escaped and
lied to the lowest slums, Thero, hiding
iu the sewers ami cellars, he spent his
time making friends with the vile mil
casts of the I'aris underworld and In
preaching to thom his doctrine of wholesale murder. From time to time, as the
revolution waxed moro fierce, he would
entergo from hiding with new plans for
deeds of violence. Each time the saner
leaders denounced him. But, soon or
late, they followed Ins advices. And
thus the Revolution grow daily into'the
Reign of Terror.
At last it became safe for Marat to
come wholly out of seclusion and to proclaim aloud, by voice and by his newspaper, his ideas for tho death of his
fellow men. The Revolutionary lenders
feared and hnted him. They held him
in contempt for his squalid filth and
his shrieking clamor for blood. But
thoy could uo longer send him into hiding. For the worst element of the mob
now ruled Paris. And tho mob adored
Marat. He grew in power and his most
terrible orders were obeyed.
Ho framed a law by which 400,000
persons were arrested on suspicion of
being false to tho Revolution. Hundreds
more wero guillotined at his command.
Ho even grnvely expressed n wish to
behead an entire French army of 270,-
000 ofllcers nnd men.
Everybody dreaded his terrible newspaper.   For a denunciation in that sheet
Does not contain Alum
meant instant death. He wiped out a
wholo faction of his political enemies
(tho Girondists) ond branded as a traitor any one who did not believe in constant executions.
With Robespierre and Danton (both
of whom later fell victim to the guillotine) ho formed a triumvirate to govern tho French people. For a time ho
was the ruling spirit iu this combination. All feared him—except possibly
tne gallant, big-souled Danton, who
laughed at Fnte and feared nothing.
Once, when Marat asked Danton for
advice, Danton  roplied dryly:
"Wash and put oa a cloa'u shirt!"
But sneers wore lost on Marat. Io
vain did his opponents call him "sewer
rat," and evon less complimentary
names. In vain did thoy plot for his
downfall. By sheer forco of evil he
crushed all opposition. And thc crazy
mob slavishly followed his overy word
and wish. Honesty—of a sort—was his
one virtue. By grafting, as did other
Revolutionary chiefs, ho might have
made millions of dollars, He died with
just twenty-one cents.
Nature at last did what man would
not to shorten the career of this "star
villain" of France's Scarlet Tragedy.
Marat's health gave out. He suffered
intolerable pains. The only relief he
could get was to lie for hours ia a tub
of hot water. Tho Great Unwashed was
actually forced to bathe!
It was while he was draped ia a sheet
in his steaming bathtub on the ovoning
of July 13, 1793, thnt a young girl from
the provinces culled to see him. She
said she had with her a list of traitors'
names and began to read them to him.
Mnrat listened greedily. At the end he
1' They shall die! Kvery one of
As he spoke, the girl—Charlotte Corday—stabbed him to the heart. She
hall hoped to free France from a tyrant.
But she did more harm than good. In
the first place, Marat had already been
dying from disease, and at most could
have hnd but a few weeks to live. In
thc second, she made the people regard
a monster as a martyr. And for months
tho most atrocious cruelties were enrried
on, under the pretext that Marat would
have, wished them.
Instead of ending the Reign of Terror, Charlotte Corday had but increased
its horrors.    Hers was a wasted crime.
The Waiwupu
'PO the student of government,
JL China's methods are as amazing
as they are unique. For three
thousand years all tier olllcinl business
was divided into six categories whicli
became the prototypes of six liu-pu, or
boards of government, and these iu turn
were succeeded by the corresponding
divisions mado iu the administrative
offices down to our own day, says the
American Review of Reviews. But all
these had reference to internal atl'airs.
As to a foreign oflice, no such thing was
eveu thinkable in the old days; for the
Emperor was regarded as tho person
who ruled the entire world by the decree of Heaven. It was not until 1801
that China would admit the necessity
of having some fixed channels through
wliich relations with foreign nations
could be negotiated. In January of
that year an imperial decree authorized
the creation nf the Tsung li Yamen, or
Yamen of foreign atl'airs. This was
merely a commission, and although its
tirst president was the celebrated
Prince Kung, a brother of the reigning
Emporor, yet for over thirty years after
its organization tho Yamen was not
recognized by thc official Red Book, or
record of state departments. In 1901,
owing to the pressure of negotiations
with foreign powers, a new board of
foreign atl'airs was created, of the constitution nnd head of which an account
is given in the Far Eastern Review, as
By the terms of the Peace Protocol of
1901, the old Tsung-li Yamen was abolished ami a uew ministry of foreign
affairs, ranking above nil other boards
and called the Waiwupu, was established. The new ministry was headed by
the Prince of Ching, who had been the
senior member of the old Yamen, and
who is still the nominal head of thc
board, although the actual work is carried ou by two assistant presidents aud
two  vice-presidents Prince
Ching is undoubtedly the most interesting ligure in Chinese politics, and under
any other government in tho world he
wuuld bo lhe strongest stntcsmni. of his
country. Itut, although be fills the most
important posts, it can hardly bo stated
that his abilities are ou a par with his
elevated positions.
In tho Waiwupu there are four bureaus, throe of which are the burenu of
accounts and disbursements, the bureau
of miscellaneous atl'airs (missionaries,
questions of boundaries, travellers, etc.)
aud tho bureau for the questions arising
out of the employment of foreign professors and advisers. The remaining
bureau is ttiat which has to do with tho
appointment of envoys, audiences to
foreign ministers, and' treaties, and it
rejoices in the delightfully suggestive
title of the burenu of harmonious intercourse.
By those competent to judge, the next
ton years nro regarded as the crucial
period of China's political cxistenco;
and the Fnr Kastern Review is of tho
opinion that "ten years from now the
question ns to whether China is to preserve her political entity will bc settled
ono way or nnother." Hcr chief disadvantage is that she "has only one sot
of officials to direct, her affairs."
Instead of political parties to which
tho throne can turn as a remedy for tho
misgov.jrnmont of incapable officials,
the only alternative is to shift thom
around from post to post, now degrad
ing some and elevating others. Once in
official life, above the rank of Taotai,
there is no rest for the official, except
the period of mourning or retirement.
As the officials pass through tho various
grades to the higher executive posts of
presidents of tbo boards, or scats in the
grand secretariat or grand council at
Poking, their provinclnl experience is
so invaluable that retirement is rarely
permitted until death finally claims
them at their post. Many are degraded
or dismissed on various good or trivial
charges, but as long as the official fills
his post with honor, and contributes his
regulnr quota to the maintenance of
the system, he is solid for life. So it is
that nt present the directing forces behind the government nt Peking are all
men well past sixty, who should long
ago havo retired from active life and
made room for younger blood.
This would seem to bc the only reason for retaining in office tho present
head of the Waiwupu, Prince Ching,
concerning whose neglect of his high
duties the following paragraph recently
appeared in a prominent newspaper:
For years ho has not visited tho Waiwupu. He dwells in a sphere apart
from his fellow ministers, and, in his
private residence, reluctantly accords
raro audiences to the representatives of
the great powers.    p
HERB is Mark Twain's description
of n notice he saw in a Swiss
"The Model Hotel. Thc comforts
of home without its responsibilities.
This hotel has been built and arranged
for the special comfort and convenience
of its visitors. On arrival, each guest
will bc asked how ho likes the situation,
nnd if ho says the hotel ought to have
been placed higher up on the knoll, or
farther down towards the village, the
location of the house wilt be immediately changed. Corner front rooms up ouly
one flight for every guest.
"Baths, gas, hot aud cold water, laundry, telegraph, fire alarm, bar-room, billiard table, daily papers, sewing machine, grand piaao, clergyman, aud all
other modern conveniences in every
room. Watiera of any nationality or
color desired. Every waiter furnished
with a libretto, button-hole, bouquet,
full dross suit, ball tablets, aud hts hair
parted down the middle. Every guest
will hnve the best waiter in tho Jiotise.
"Any guest not getting his breakfast
rod-hot, or experiencing a delay of six
teen seconds after giving his order for
dinner, will please mention the fact at
the office. Children will be welcomed
with delight, and are requested to bring
oopsticks and shinties to bang the carved rosewood furniture, specially provided for that purpose; and peg-tops to
spin on the velvet carpets. They will
be allowed to bang on the piano at all
hours, yell in the halls, slide down the
banisters, fall downstairs, carry away in
their pockets deBscrt enough for a Lord
Mayor's feast, and make themselves as
In the causes of infant mortality
cholera morbus figures frequently, and
it may be said that complaints of
tbe bowels are groat destroyers of child
life. If all mothers would avail themselves of ao effective a remedy as Dr.
J. D. Kellogg's Dysentery Cordial many
a little one could ue saved. This Cordial can be given with safety to the
smallest child, as there is uo injurious
substance in it.
insufferable as the fondest mother can
"A discreet waiter, who belongs to
tho Masons, Oddfellows, and Knights of
Pythius, who was never known to tell
eveu the time of day, is employed to
carry milk punch and hot toddies to tbe
ladies' rooms in  the  ovening.
"Every lady will be considered the
belle of the houso, aud boys will answer
the bell promptly. Should nny boy fail
to appear at tho guest's door with a
pitcher of ice water, more towels, a gin
cocktail, and pen and ink boforo the
guest's hand has left the bell knob, he
will be branded 'Sing' on his forehead,
aud be imprisoned for life.
"The hotel secretary has been carefully selected to pleaso everybody, and
can play billiards, lead tu prayer, mateh
worsted at the village store, dance the
lancers, amuse children, is a good judge
of horses, can curt hair, flirt with any
young lady and not mind being cut dead
when 'pa comes down,' can pack forty
people in the best room in the house
when the hotel is full, attend to the
communicator, nnd answer questions in
Hebrew, Greek, Choctaw, Gaelic, or any
other polite language.
"Gentlemen can driuk, smoke, swear,
chew, gamble, tell risque stories, stare
at the new arrivals, and indulge in other
innocent amusement common to watering places, in any part of the hotel.
"The proprietor will take it as a personal affront if any "iiest, on leaving,
should fail to dispute the bill, tell him
he is a swindler, his house a barn, the
table wretched, the wines vile, that he
(the guest) was never so imposed upon
in his life, will never stop there again,
and means to warn his friends,"
SOME men are bo shrewd that nobody
can believe them honest.
A fault is never so offensive as
when it is somebody else's.
Many people are busy mortgaging
the future in order to acquire a paBt.
A woman can get more by her weakness than a man can by his strength.
Some diseases are less fatal te the
patient than to the people who have to
live with him.
It is a wise man wno wants only what
he can get, and a lucky one who gets
only what he wants.
Thousands of mothers can testify to
the virtue of Mother Graves' Worm
Exterminator, becnuse they know from
experience how useful it is.
inder Oil
For Steam Traction Engines
and Steam Plants
Delivers more power, and
makes the engine run better and longer with less
wear and tear, because its
friction-reducing prop
erties are exactly fitted
to the requirements of
steam traction engines and steam plants.
Mica. Axle Grease
Traction Engine*,
Wagons, Etc
Plows, Harrows
makes the wheel as nearly frictionless aa poi-
tible and reduces the wear on axle and box.
lt ends axle troubles, savea energy in the
horse, and when used on axles of traction
engines economizes fuel and power.
Granite Harvester Oil
insures better work from the new machine
and lengthens the life of the old. Where-
evrr bearings are loose or boxes worn it
takes up the play and acts like a cushion.
Changes of weather do not affect it.
Standard Gas Engine Oil
is the only oil you need. Tt provides perfect lubrication under high temperatures without appreciable carbon deposits on rings or
cylinders, and is equally good for the external bearings.
Fray iaia rraywhere.     If nut it yourc, write lor descriptive areata to
The  Imperial  Oil   Company,   Limited
(^ tiP). P l-@ .*")?' f (*s liL@$l?) r'(i'J
r*o ^fp r.xr;TIij
J>.et\ishin$ Establishment
Slimmer   Needs
in Profusion.
Td'so'   tJnncharlpc  We have a splendid assortment of these
yueb MiiibiidUKt),       at pi.j(;es fvom $L5010 $3iB0.
'   ^P;' HflUPrV   In almost every shade and quality,
i .m nuMcij Prices from 25Ci t0 $L00 per pair.
I aflies' Summer Vests    In every styleFari ffftis.
Whito IlnrtprskirtQ   Fine  embroidery and  lace   insertion
Willie UllUBIMIUl)   trimmedt exet,iient values from$1 to $5.
'"irrtpllPttP In daintv figured designs, in blue, brown, white
'"UU1CIID       and navy.   Just the thing for summer wear,
at 40c. per yard.
>PCC Mlldii'C   In neat dainty figured patterns,
ltj.ii UHiaU'ii) from 12 i.2c. to40c. per yard.
Fine Laces and Insertions In every width-quality anJrice.
Oome in and see our line of outing hats, very chic and service
able, — the very thing for
I In i I  The rmhortltnitv is Yniirs.
In Leii k Co, I
vssr. nrr       wmfVnuKBtWWie
(Opposite Courtenay Opera House.)
Latest Paris and New York
Hats and Bonnets Executed in Any Style.
Is now open for business
with a nice fresh stock of
every thing good to eat.
Men's Pit Boots, Underwear,
Overalls, Shirts, Etc., Etc.
-Ht^jisr^**-***- ■
McRae, Acton & Hayman
Dunsmuir Avenue.
(Siddall's Tailor Shop.)
DF i nno
It will pay you to wait until our agent calls
upon you with catalogues of the best  piano,
Gerhard Heintzman
■Canada's Premier Piano.
We   have just received another large shipment.      Sold   on easy monthly   payments.
Fletcher Bros.
The Music House,    Nanaimo, B.C.
i i i i |»• ■— tt.eeewteeeeeeee
School, Diamond Ckossino.
SEALED TENDERS, superscrilictl
'•Tender [or School-house, Diamond
CroHNing," will be received by the
Honourable tba Minister of Public
Works up to 12 o'clock noon; of Wed'
iiesday, tbe 12th day of June, 1912,
for tbe election and cnmpleiion of a
large one-room frame school-bouse nt
Iliamoud Crossing in the Newcastle
Eleotoral Distriot, B.C.
Flans, specifications, contrnct, ami
forms of tender may Iio seen on nnd
after tho 22nd day of May, 1012, at,
tbe offices of H. G. Shepard, Es<|.
Secretary of the School Board, Ludy1
-initb; the Government Agents, Cum-
lierland and Nannimn; and the Department of Public Works, Parliament
Buildings, Victoria.
Eacb proposal must bc accompanied
liy an accepted cheque or certificate of
deposit on a chartered bnnk of Canada,
made payable to the Honorable the
Minister of Public Works,for the sum
of $225, wbicb shall be forfeited if tbe
party tendering decline to enter into
contract when cnlled upon to do so, or
if he fail to complete the work cou
traded for. The cheques or certificates
ofdcpoBit of unsuccessful tenderers
will lie returned to them upon tbe execution of tho contract.
Tenders will not tie considered
unless made out on the forms supplied,
signed wiih the actual signature of the
tenderer, and enclosed iu the envelopes
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Public Worh Engineer
Departmrnt of Public Worh,
Victoria, B.C., May 18th, 1912.
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to
tbe Postmaster General, will be re
celved at Ottnwa un.il noon, on Friday, the 26th July, 1912, for the con
veyanoj of His Majesty's Mails, on a
proposed contract for four years, thtee
times per week ench way, between
the residence of Mr. N. Harvey, in tb
Minto Sohool District, where n post-
office mny be established, from the
Postmaster-General's pleasure.
Printed notices containing further
information as to conditions of pro
posed contract may fie seen and blank
forms of tender obtained at tbe pnst-
nffiee at Cumberland, nnd at the resi
deuce of Mr. Harvey, Spritigvale, nnd
at the ofi'ic of the Post Ollieo Inspector.        E. H. FLETCHER.
Post Olliee Inspect"!',
Poat Officii Inspector1* Ojjlctt,   Yictorttt,
B.C,, Muy Slat, \0\'>.
FOUND-On May 23rd, 1912, one
gasoline power boat, at sea, about one
mile of Cape Lnzo, Owner (nny receive
particular by applying to A. L.RADFORD, Comox, B.C.
OFFERS will lie received up to July
5th, 1912, for a third interest in th
N W. fractional quarter of Section 16,
Township 9, Comox District, and containing 149 acres, more or less. A de
posit of 10% of price offered to bc forwarded with tender. Lowest or any
tender not necessarily accepted,
Tenders will be received at my office
at Cumberland, B.C.   Terms cssh,
Official /tdministrator.
Phone 10
Late J. N. McLeod
.Ij-'HIS Store will be extended and several new
*& departments added, and will shortly re
open with a large and complete stoc* of everything
appertaing to a general business, and will be run
on the lines of
W. A. Wagenhauser
F. P. Onate
Good Meals Comfortable Rooms
Fragrant Cigars    Choice Liquors
Courteous Treatment.
Dunsmuir Ave.
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve 17,000,000
OP eflNflDa
Drafts Issued In any oupranoy, payable all over tha world
highest current pates allowed on deposits of 91 and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   -   -     OPEN DA11-'
D. M. Morrison.  Manager
Wm. H.Hoff,   Manager.
Synopsis ot Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining rights of the Dominion
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, thc Northwest Torri
toriea and in a portion of the Province of
Britiah Columbia, may be leated for a term
nf twenty-une yeara at an annual rental nf
91 an acre. Not more than 2,600 acrea
will be leaaed to one applicant.
Application for a lease muat be made by
the applicant in person In the Agent or sub
Ageut of the diatrict in which the righta
applied for are aituated.
In aurveyed territory the Und muat be
deacribed bv sections,or legBl subdivisions
of sections, and in unautveyed territory
the tract, applied fnr ahall he staked nut by
the applicant himaelf.
Evil application muat be accompanied
by a fee nf $6 which will be refunded if the
tilihta applied forare not available, hut not
otherwise. A royalty ahall he paid on the
merchantable nui put uf the mine at the
rale nf live cent* per toll.
The peraon operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns ac
counting for the full quantity nf in.-ieh
aniablucoal mined and p,y the royalty
thereon. If the eal iiiiuiBg rights are
tint being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least nnce a year.
The lease will incude the cnal niinint
rights only, but thel s»ee may bi permitted to purchase whatever available sur
face rig' ts may be considered necessary
fnrthe workingof the iiiiueat the rate of
J. or full information application should
he made to the Secreiaiy of the Department uf the Interior, O lawa, ur to   any
Agent urSub Ag> nt of Dominion  Lands
W   W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of i he Interior.
N.B- 1'iiituthoiiz. tl publication of thia
ttdvertibument will not be paid for.
NOTICE ia hereby given that at thi
next meeting nf the Board of License
Couimiaaionera for the City of Cumber-
laud I intend to apply for a renewal cf
the hutel license held by me for the Wav
erly hotel, situate ou Dunamuir Avenue,
Cumberland, FRANK DALLOS,
I>.Ib<1 thia llth day of May. 1912.
WANTED.—Two gnnd carpenters,
by day work, Work to begin immediately.    Apply this office,
//aving disposed of my business all
debts owing me must lie paid on or before the fifteen tli day June, 1912. A'.]
repairs must also be called for,
The qualifying examinations for
Third-class Clerks, Junior Clerks, and
Stenographers will be held at the
following places, commencing on Tuesday, the 2nd July next:—Armatrong,
Chilliwack, Cumberland, Duncan,
Golden, Orand Forks, Kamlooqs, Kaslo, Kelowna, Ladysmith, Nanaimo,
Nelson, New Westminster, Peachland,
Prince Rupert, Pentioton, HevelsUike,
Rossland, Salmon Arm, Huinmerlnnd,
Vancouver, Vernon, and Victoria.
Candidates mnat br British suhj'-cta
lietween lhe ages of 21 and SO, if for
Thi'd-class Ch rks; ami between 10 aud
21, if for Junior Clerks or Stenograph-
Applications will not lie accepted if
received later than the ISth June
Further information, together with
aplication forms, limy be obtuiued from
the undersigned.
Section 7 of the "Civil Service
Act" provides that temporary
clerks and stenographers, who
have not been regularly appointed
by Order in Counoil must past this
Itrtjialrnr, Civil Service,
Victoria. B.C., lat May, 1912.
FOR SALE—31 miles from Cum
berlaml, 20 acres of exira good Und,
good for either fruit or vegetables.
Will sell either whole or divide in 10
acre blocks. 16 acres cleered. Apply
N. HARVEY. Happy Vulloy
NOTICE ia her.by given that the
next meeting of the Board of License
Commissioners uf the City of Cumberland, 1 intend to apply for a renewal nf
the hotel license held by me for the New
England Hotel, situated nu the east half
• if lot il, iu block 3, Cumberland Town
Dated this llth dty of May, 1912.
FOR S/1LE—Two fresh cows, Ap
ply George Davis, Union Bay.
desires situation ns cook. Good refer
ences.    Apply this ofllco.


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