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The Islander Jan 27, 1912

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New Dress length
■Mrt Walit, MutUn Under
wear, orattaaotlve hosiery- oor
WSJMneekwwur, belt., under-
•kirta, ailkt or other drett fkb-
rioi, you'll And just the style *
quality you want at
GISlWib1^en's Drew
problems can be
easily sorted at this
staWtf no*matter
what you aiVin need of.
•*_\mfe-ijL BROS.
Ko. 87
Statement of Reeeipts and Expenditure of Cumberland
Public School.
Fint half-yearly government
grant, outside pupila # 472.48
Second  half-yearly   govern-
ment greut, uutwrle  pupils   690.69
First   ijuanei ly   guveruieti t
grant, inside pupils  1,124.35
Seeond quartely government
grant, inside  pupils  1.124.83
Third quarterly government
grant, inside pupils  1,030.40
Fourth quarterly gnvernment
grant, inside pupils  1,124 40
High school fees      899.00
City   of Ouuiberlauii  2,811.06
Subscription price $1.50 per yaer
Teachers' salaries 17061.90
Janitor  U10.00
Scavenger account  60.00
Bates, T. E., aoct. repair and
Sundries  11.60
Banks, T. E., aoct. repair* to
building  38.80
Nunns, L. W., acct. insurance, 8 years  120.00
McLesn, T. D:, acct.  hooks,
eto  6.60
Vane. Daily Province, advt... 1.15
Cloutier, pokers and scrapers 8.00
Braes, W., Book ca«e  20.00
Fraser <k Bishop, freight  .26
Dr. Ci. K. McNaughton,med-
ical inap  75.00
Irwin-Forsyth Co,, books... 22.05
Bover, A. B„ books  30.76
World Publishing Co., advt... 3.46
Hall, A., two Nelson shields 10.00
Tarbell, C. H, labor i. Sundries  24.45
Leiser, Simon it Co.,sundriet 3.70
Maxwell £ Hornal   coal and
hauling  98,65
Cumberland News,  printing 7.20
iicKinnon, A. blinds and suu
dries  17.80
Carey, T, H., salary	
Postage and telegrams	
Islander Print Co., printing
Clark k Stewart,   furnituro
and inapt      67.10
Peacey, A.^H., drugs and stationary      79.46
Parkinson, H., painting      72.00
Water, Cumberland Co      16.26
McLellan, W., flag pole and
repair to outhouse    287.00
James,Aaron,clcaninggrouiids     24.7
Extensive Preparations Indicate
Increased Output of Logs
in North End of
The Island.
Certified correct.
P. ACTON, Auditor
January Tf* 11
Mrs. Jones and Daughter Receive Handsome Gifts
On Wednesday evening, January I"th,
Benevolence Temple Nu.   9,   Pythian
. Sisters, held   their regular meeting in
] the K. uf P. Hsll, with   a  very large
| attendance.
During the evening the Sisters present.
| ed Mrs. A. Joint with a hendtume dress-
ling cote, and also her daughter with s
[cut glass butter coiiler.
The presentations were given to them
Iin kind remembi ance previous tn their
[departure for II slyn.'ahere they inteud
[residing in future.
Hr. R. H. Robertnn,  Dittriot Deputy
Id nnd Chancellor,   Benevolence  Lodge,
No. 14, wit alto the recipient if a verj
[suitable preient in the form uf a thtv
litig tet.
Alttr the presentations were made and
i few well chosen remarks delivered  by
[the recipients, refreshments were served
Telephone Line Being °*W1J'lor *" 80Mo°t"||»'t uwr Cum-
berland, Boilers and other machinery
Built tO Scene Of        lare being installed.   Thia week, with
Operations * '"'** °' am' Mr'  I'0ln" Hudson
ia building a telephone line to  the
scene ot operations,
Property here in Cumberland, at
With the nenr approach of Spring Courtenay, all along the water front,
wliich is now upon us, comes a great- is changing hands: Plans are being
er activity in the development of our made for building as soon as the
resources. Uke the rising of the sap weather will permit. Preparations
ir. the trees springs new life into the are being made for the extensive
arteries of business, Proprationt on clearing of land and the improvement
every hand indicate larger, more ex-! of farms.
tensive logging operations than ewrj The activity seems to be general
before. All along the line here at througout the province. Vanoover is
Cumljerland, at Courtenay, Comox, bhwoning with huge headlines the ex-
Union Bar, in the Camplwll River penditure of muoh government, rail-
country, the Fraaer Kiver and othor road and municipal money for much
logging companies have added exten- needed improvement, the erection of
sive equipment. It look, as though 184tory buildingt and the investment
neve,, before in the history of the 0f cpiul in land real estate and tit..-
province has there been such an out-. ^ victoria ls following suit and
put of lumber as will be produced for Nlin»jni0 reporte ,wga n]lM „t real e8.
| tate with prospect of rushing building
Not only in thc Ium lier industry are operatimein the Spring.
there signs of enlarged activity, but in In the north railroads are being rushed
the develop ment of cual areas as well, to completion. All along the Island,
The Canadi an Collieries company have all through the province, land com-
a large force-at work clearing the right panies and townsite  companies are
preparing for huge salon |
Plans of the Esquimau and Nanaimo railway for the extension nf its
line up the enst coaat nf I hi) Island
from Union Buy to Diitn'iin's Day,ii
liltle north nf Campbell River, have
been approved by the government at
Ottawa. Tin' company will establish
extensive wharves and terminals at
Duncan's bay,
Ths Isi.anokr preJiets a very prosperous ami busy year for 1912.
N .ti-e is hereby given thst ths part
nrrship firm uf Oluutiet A Kirkbride,
hvery stable keepers in the ciiy uf Cumberland It. C, has ihi» doy been dissolved. All debts due the lirm must, be usic
forthwith hi Putter & Kirkbride, who
art hereby authorized tu give a receipt
fnr tame.
All del ti against the Arm mutt be pre
tented within 30 days from the date here
uf toMeura Potter & Kirkbride,
Dated Jan., 28,1912.
nanaino wins.
Apparently the No. 6 Thistles were
outclassed in the foot ball game Sunday
Men thc Nanaimo team won  witb a
re of 4 to 1. The Thittlei started nut
in good form, but the pace wot tno stiff
ior mem, although they struggled heroically, Galloway worked hard and Ad-
amt scored a splendid penalty shot, every
body did the best he cnuld, and that is
all we got out nf the game. Bit just
wait till we get another crack 'em
The Pythian Sisters will give a dance
un February ll), »t Cumberland hall.
The Rev. Bond will resume services
tt the St. George Presbyterian chore',
Sunday, Juuuary 28.
Mr. Winstt tn Churchill Means to go to Belfast, Even
il"it Tj kes The whole of the Irish Constabulary to Escourt and Protect Him.
Anti-Home Bule* Campaign Opons ve ry
London, Jan 23.—A special1
cable to the Vancouver Province snys: As the crisis in Ulster is draw iug near it is plain
thnt both wides are growing
more resolut e antl more regardless of the. grave consequences.
Mr. Winston Churchill means
The Islander jn in receipt
nf two coiiiuiuiiicutiiiiis Hilda
number of vei'luil ticcouuts relative to the lute conservative
meeting at Courteiiny,
We ure compelled to decline
to print the communications.
First, they give neither a very
clear nor a dispassionate account of the meeting Second,
they are replete with personalities. Third, the writers are
very palpably airing their individual grievances and seek to
use The Islander to whack
their offending brethren over
the bead. Of course, we can't
stand for this. Both sides look
alike to us.
In fact, it rather tickles us
to see the boys go to it. It
shows the red blood, the vitality, the strong life of the party.
So tar as we can learn, there
was not the slightest dissention
over any censervative principle whatever; merely a squabble over the officers, such as is
likely to arise in any organization with good, red blood in
it. It is this very red blood,
this fighting instinct, which
gave to us such a notable victory at the last election and
we predict will give us many
So far as The Islander can
see, It is to laugh.
to go to Belfits't,e.en if it takes
the wh ole Irish col istabulary as
an escort to protect  him   en
.       ,   .   ,, rout -j and cut hit*   way through
nd a mutt enjoyable evening wat spent 7
iy all, ' tha   obstructing,    <jrowd, take
possession of Ulster Hall and
speak the mind of the govern
Yesterday the anti-Home
Kule campaign opened witl
ominous [speeches to tens of
thousands of English electors
in Lancashire. Sir Edward
Carson, the Orange champion,
st opped on his way to Ulster
to take command at a great
meeting in Liverpool. Sir Edward, who iB a privy councillor
and ex-solicitor-general for Ireland, said:
"After a long series of provocations the government has
thrown down the challenge and
we have taken it up. I charge
the government with a long
series of provocative insults toward the loyal men of Nortli
Ireland, culminating ill a delil -
erate scheme either to provoke
disorder or cover UlHter with
oo tempt."
London,Jim,2.1. — From ministerial quarters comes an indignant denial of any surrender to what is still termed a To
ry bluff Mr.Cliiirobi.il declares
he will go to Belfast whatever
happens, the Master of El Iha u k
accompanying Iiim as evidence
of full gnvernment support.
Meanwhile tht; Orangemen say
they will occupy Ulster Hall
from the night of Fobruary 7
and hold it at nil risks. Contracts havo been entered with
caterers to supply provisions
for two days, for 1500 persns
iu the hall. Mr, Churchill expects to speak in the hall on the
evening of Fob. 8.
Fears are expressed that hos-
lities will be carried on for
weeks and mouths nut only iu
Belfast but throughout Ulster.
Much Money Changes
Hands on the ClarJr-
Tapella Bout.
Cumherlaiiil hall was packed to the
doors with enthusiastic fight fans tn
witness the Clark Tnpella go. And it
wasn't much to witnese, Clark going
dewn and out in 'i minutes, 46 seconds.
At the conclusion of some interesting preliminaries the police announced
llmt llle contest would   lie s|.np|Hiii tip
>ii tin; slightest violation nf tlm luu,
Clink wits tliu lint in tlm ring bill
in ih'u piiiH showing hy ilw siiln it
Tnpiilhi, wlm wan in splendid condition
Tliey came togollier almost nt the
sound nf thi' gong. Tupolln luudin'gwith
iim left ami nftor lauding twice they
went to u llilnli. Afli'i' tint break
liil'i'llu landed luirtl in llm wind, rathei'
low, which iliine for Clink. As lie wns
filing Tupullii swung with the light,
Imt inisi>od, ami llieiu were oriea nl
I'"ill.    Clark rallied
From   the   Dominioa
Uy Instructions ol the Hon. Minis
ter of Agriculture a ilistaibution will
lie made duriug the coming winter aud
spring of superior sorts of grain and
potatoes to Canadian fanners. The
samples for general distribution wlll
consist of Spring wheat, 611 .s, white
oats, dltw. barley, 6lbs, and field peas
81be, These will Iw sent out from Ottawa. A distribution of potatoes in
31h samples will bo carried on from
several of tbe experimental farms, the
Central Farm at Ottawa supplying only the provinces of Ontario and Quebec
All samples will be sent free by mail.
Applicants should give particulars
in regard to the soil on tlieir farms;
and should also slate what varieties
they have already tested and in what
wny these liavo boen found unsatisfactory so that a promising sort for
their conditions may bo sent,
Each application must be separate
and must be signed by the applicant.
Oniy ono sample can bo sent to each
farm. Application on any kind of
printed or written form cannot be acj
As the supply of seed is limited,
farmers are advised to apply early to
avoid possible disappointment. Nn
applications can lie accepted after February 16 th.
All applications from the provinces
of Ontario and Quebec for potatoes
should lie addressed to tlio Dominion
Cerealist, Central experimental farm,
Ottawa.   Such applications require no
Applications, for polales, front farmers in any other prorincu should Iw
addressed, postage prepaid, to the Superintendent of tho  nearest Branch
Experimental Farm in that province.
Director Dominion Experimental
Mr. Duncan, of  Sandwiok, was a
plmsagt visitor at  tlig Mauler nlliee
'l'l i ii I'm Jay.
WAN. Kl>.- Three o< four laiard.rs.
Apply in Mrs. Mellado, Penrith Avenue.
On Thuriday evening last, Cumber-
Uud I. dge. No. '.'li, A. F. * A. M. in-
tialleU their • HI lers (nr the ensuing y««r
as f.llowt:—Wurshlplul Master, W. K.
Ilmitsy| Senior Warden, Dr. (S. K.M«i-
Niughlullj Junior Warden. J. W U-H.ki<;
little and i mwd I "eereteiy, W. T. White; Trcaurer, Dr.
ed Tapella tn thn ropes, lint the pace
wns inn swift nnd Clark wenl. down
moru through oxh nnt.on tli .n nyilun;
Tliere nte \ iri"lls reports na to the
amount nf uioniiy liet, it l"'ing|'l cud at
from thru..' to ten iIioiih mil dnll.iis.
Having ruail the challenge in the News
I iee by it that Mr. J-.i:k tiiltes|iie challenges luu lu a sitlu hut of DM, UO, No.
6 Tlllttiet to pity the saiuu team anil
Nanaimo to piny the same le.iiu they
played uu .un. Jlrit.
Well *'Jack" I never challenged you
io play against Nanaiiuu, if you hail
read the oliallenge lliat waa around the
street you would liavu seun thtt I
challenged Nu. 6 Thistle tu a game nf
I mli.li mi Suedny jinuary 28th, the
Thistle* tu play the 'enui that wtt piek
ud tu play against N Ultimo, and 1 was
to pick iii.v rum it   ot   the   pla)ius
ttlal HIU uululni-setl tow,
las. A Qillespiai Senlni Deacon, ,1. D.
•illldllglltin; Tylur. W. Dayman; Andiron, 0. W. Oilnlou, John Ilaiid
"Tnu Person il Element In ,s,«ial Ilu-
form," will be tliu tubj ut of the dis-
course at the Muihodiai t'liurch to-in.ir*
nnv uvuiiiug.
FOR SALE.- One Incubator and ont
bnimliir in lirst clans uoudition.    Apply
to Mrs. II. Mulladil i, l'uurith Aveuue.
FflUND. A purso cnntainiiig a small
tutu uf money.    Apply tu Jamea Uuuiut.
Our old friend, Harry Kvtnt tha pi-
ami tuner anil butter known at "Fatty"
it paying Cumberland a ml distriot a hm-
inett visit. Don't forget him while ha
it here as he is thc must reliable pituu
tuner and urgtn repairer aud will guarantee satisfae!ion in everyway.
Mr. Harry C. Evans, the reliable Piano
i iiimr,   has   returned   to nur   vicinity. TTTF ISLANDER. OUMBKRTjANn. Rf.
Copyright, 1911
[By (Small, Maynard & Co., Ino.
CHAPTER  I.—(Continued)
A Born and Brod New Englandcr
rplIK rent was forty dollars n month
\ and 1 signed a three years' lease
bofo e I loft, Tito next week
wns ii busy one for ns both, We bought
almost o thousand dollars' worth of fur.
niturt' on the installment plan ami
even then we ilul n't seem to get I|l0r0
than the bare necessities. 1 hadn't any
Idea that bouse furnishings rost so
much. But if the bill hod eome to llvo
times thai I wouldn't havo cared. The
installments didn't amount to vory
much n week, and I alroady saw Morse
promoted and myself (Ming liis position
nt twenty*five liundrod. ! hadn't yet
gol over the fooling 1 luul at olghtoon
that life wns a big adventure and thnt
a man with strong legs and n good bach
couldn't  lose,   with Ruth at my sldo
I bought liko n king, Though I never
liked the ' lea of running Into deht this
didn't seem like debt. 1 had only to
look into her dear Mho eyes to feel my-
Bolf safe iii buying the Btoro itself.
Jtutli herself sometimes hesitated but,
an I told her, we might ns woll start
right and onco for nil ns to go at it
half heartotlly.
'llie following Saturday we wore
married. My vacation wasn't due for
anothor montli bo we decided not to
wait, Tho old folks camo down from
the farm nnd wo just called In a clergyman autl were married in the front parlor Of lhe aunt's house. It was both
very simple and very solemn. For ns
both the ceremony meant the taking
of a sacred oath of so serious a nature
ns to forbid much lightheadedness.
Ami yet 1 did wish that tho father and
mother and aunt had not dressed in
black and ericd during it all. Ruth
wore a white dress and looked very
beautiful and didn't seem afraid. As
for me, my knees trembled and I was
chalk white. I think it was the old
people and the room, for when it was
over aiul we came out into tlio sunshine again I felt allright except a
bit light-headed. I remember that tho
street nnd tho houses and the cars seemed liko very small matters.
Thirty Dollars a Week
When, with Ruth on my arm, 1 walked up the steps of thc house nnd unlocked the front tloor, 1 entered upon a
new Uie. It was my lirst taste of
homo since my mother died and added
to tnat was this new love which was
finer than anything 1 had ever dreamed
about. It seemed hard to havo to leave
every morning at half past six and not
get buck until after five at night, but
to offset this we used to get up as early
as four o'clock during the long summer days. Many tho timo even in
June Riith and 1 ato our breakfast by
lamp-light. It gave us an extra hour,
nml she was brod in the country where
getting up in the morning is no great
We couldn't afford a servant, and
we ili'ln't want ono. Ruth was a fine
cook, and I certainly did justice to hcr
dishes after ton years of restaurants
and boarding houses. On rainy days,
when we couldn't get out, she used to
do her cooking early so that 1 might
watch her. Jt seemed a lot more like
her cooking when 1 saw lier pat out
the dough and put it iu the oven instead of coming home and finding it
all done. I used to lill up.my pipe and
sit by the kitchen stove until I had
just time to catch tho train by sprinting.
But when the morning was lino we'd
either take a long wnlk through the big
park reservation, which was near the
house, or we'd fuss over tho garden.
We hud twenty-two indies of radishes,
thirty-eight inches of lettuce, four tomato plants, two hills of coin, three
hills of beans and about four yards of
pons, lu addition to this Ruth had
squeezed a geranium into one corner
und a fern into another and planted
sweet alyssum around the whole business. Everyone out horo planned to
raise his own vegetable?. Jt was supposed to eut down expenses, but I no-
ticed lhe market man always did a good
I had met two or three of thc men
at the country dab and they introduced me to the others. We were nil
earning about the same salaries and
living in aboul the same type of house.
Still/there wore differences, and you
eould tell more by the wives than thoj
husbands those whoso salaries wont:
nver   tWO   thousand.    Two   or   three   of
tne mon were in banks, one was in a|
leather linn, one was an agent for aa j
insurance company, another was with l
the Standard Oil, and two or three
othors acre with firms like mine. Most;
of thom had beon settled out here three!
or Four years and had children. In |
a general way they looked comfortable]
and  happy enough,  bul   you heard a
g 1  deal  of talk  among them  nbout
the high cost Of living, and you couldn't
help noticing that those who dressed
the hest hnd thc fewest children. Ono
or two of them owned horses, but even
thev Felt obliged to explain that they
saved the cost of them In enr fares.
They all called and left their cards
but that first year wo didn't sec much
of them. There wasn't room in my life
for rinyone but Rnth at that timo. I
didn't see even tho old nlliee gang except during business hours and at
The rent scaled my salary down to
one thousand and eighty dollars nt one
swoop. 'Ihen we had to save out nt
le.-.st flvtj dollars 0 week to pay on the
furniture. This left eight hundred and
twenty, or fifteen dollars and seventy*
five cents a week, to cover running expenses. We paid cash for everything,
nnd though we never had much left
over nt tho end of the week nnd never
anything at tho end of the month, we
had about everything we wanted, For
one thing our taste were not extravagant and we did no entertaining. Our
groejry nnd ment bill amounted tn from
five to seven dollars a week. Of course
J had my lunches In town, but '> got
out of those for twenty cents. My knew it would he facing the"very same
daily car faro was twenty cents more problem that confronted mo. And that
which brought my total w -My expenses j problem wns how to get euough ahead
up to about three dollars. This left a of the gnine to give him u fair start
comfortable margin nf from five to in lifo, I realized, too, that I wanted
seven dollars for light, eoal, clothes, him tu do something better thnn 1 had
aad amusements. In the summer the done, When 1 stripped to think of it
first throe items didn't amount to much ] bad accomplished mighty littlo. 1
so some weeks wo put most of this into  had lived and that wns about all.    That
[the  furniture    But the city was new]  had lived happily was due to Ruth.
I to Ruth, especially at night, so wo wore Hut if I was finding difficulty in keep-
In town n good ileal.   She used to meet  ing even with tho game now, what w
, mo at tho olliee and we'd walk about
tie city and then tako dinner at some
i littlo French rostaurant and then maybe go to 0 concert or tho theatre,   Bho
l made everything now to me agaiu.    At
the  thoatro she used to perch on thfl
ledge of h r Boat so breathless, so re-
sponsiva,   that   1   often   saw   tho   old-
'timers watch her instead of the show.
I   often   did   myself,    And   sometimes
it  seemed  as  though   tho   wholo  company actod to hcr alone.
Those days were perfect. Tho only
incident to mar them was tho death
of Ruth's parents. They died sudden-
lv and left an estate of six or scvou
hundred dollars. Ruth insisted upon
putting that into tho furnituro. Hut
in our own lives overy day was us fair
as the first. My salary came as regularly as an annuity nud there was every
prospect for advancement. The garden
did well, aud Ruth became acquainted
with most of tho women in a sociable
way. Sho joined a sewing circle, whieh
m t twice a mouth chiefly, 1 guess, for
Ihe purpose of finding out nbout ono
another's husbands. At any rate she
told me more about thom than I would
have learned in ton years.
Still, during the fall and wintor we
kept pretty much by ourselves, not deliberately, but because neither of us
cared particularly nbout whist parties
and such things but preferred to spend
together what time wo hud. And then
I guess Ruth was a little shy about hor
clothes. Sho dressed mighty well to
my eye but sho mado moat of her things
herself and didn't care much about
style. Sho didn't notice tho difference
at home, but when sho wns out among
others, they mado her feel it. How-
over, spring* came around again and
we forgot all about those details. We
didn't go in town so much that summer and used to spend more tlmt on our
piazza. X saw more of the men in this
wav and found thom a pleasant, companionable lot. They asked me to join
the Neighborhood Club and I did, more
to meet thom half way than because
I wanted to. There wo play d billiards
and discussed tho stock market and
furnaces. All of them had schemes for
making fortunes if only they had a
few thousand dollars capital. Now and
then you'd find a group of them in one
comer discussing a rumor thnt so and
so had lost his job. They spoke of this
as they would of a death. But none
of thoso subjects interested mo, especial
ly in view of what I was looking forward to in my own family
I going to do when the youngster would
prove n decidedly more serious item of
I talked this over with Rnth nnd WO
both decided that somehow, in somo
way, wo must savo some monoy ovory
yeur. We started in by retiming our
household expenses still further. But
if seemed as though fatu were against
us for prices rose just enough to nb-
Borb all our little economics. Flour
went up aad sugar went Up, and though
we had dono away with meat almost
wholly now, vegetables went up. So, too,
diil coal. Not ouly that, but wo had
long since found it Impossible to keep
ourselves ns wo had that lirst year.
Little by little wo had been drawn
into the social life of tho neighborhood.
Kot a month wont by but what thoro
was a dinner or two or a whist party
or a dance. Personally, I didn't care
about such things, but as Rath hud become a matron and iu consequence had
been thrown moro in contact with the
women, sho had lost her shyness nnd
grown moro sociable. Sho often suggested declining an invitation, but we
couldn't dcclino ouo without declining
all. I saw clearly enough that 1 had
no right to do this. She did more work
than i and did not have tho daily
change. To have mndo a social exile
of her would havo been to mnko her
little bettor than a slave. But it cost
money. It cost a lot of money. We
had to do our part in return, and though
Ruth accomplished this by careful buy
ing and all sorts of clever doviccs, tho
item became a big one in tho year's expenses.
I begnn to look forward with some
anxiety for the n<jxt raise At the
ofiico I hunted for oxtra work with an
eye upon tho placo above; but though
I found the work nothing came of it
but extra hours. In faet, I began to
think myself lucky to hold the job
I had, fnr a gradual change of methods
had been slowly going on in the oflice.
Mechanical adding machines had cost
a dozen mon their jobs; a card system
of bookkeeping had made it possibio
to discharge another dozen, while nn off
year in woolens sont two or three more
flying, among them tho man who had
found mc the position in tho first place.
But he hadn't married and he went out
west somewhere. Occasionally whon
work picked up ngain a young man was
taken on to fill the place of one of the
1 discharged men. The company always
| saved a few hundred dollars by such
I a shift for the lad never got the salary
I of the old employee, and so fnr as any*
tho work  wont on just
In the afternoons of thc early fall >. Qn0 con\(\
tho women scut over jeliios and such as wej|
stuff to Ruth and dropped in upon hcr j 'while these moves wore ominous, as
with whispered advice. She used In j can see „ow ;n ]00kin^ back, they
repeat it to mo at night wilh n W tfjfln't disturb me vory much at tho
littlo laugh nnd hcr eyes sparkling like i th|)e r finnd }1 ]itt]e n[che in th0 office
diamonds. Sho was happier now than that WM a][ my own At overy op.
1 had ever seen hcr and so was I my- ,„„.(,n!jty i had familiarized myself
self. When I went in town in tho witu t]lc' work ot; t„e mnn ab0ve mo and
morning I felt very important. waa 0Q very g00d terms with him.   I
I thought I hod touched the climax waited patiently and confidently for
of life when i married Ruth, but when tho day when Morse should call mc in
the boy came he lifted me a notch and announce his own advance and
higher." And with him. ho brought me leavo me to fill his plnce. I might have
a new wife in Ruth, without takuig one I to begin on two thousand, but it was
,vhit   from  the  old.   Sweetheart,  wife I a sure twenty-five hundred eventually.
and mother now, she revealed to .ue now
.icpths of womanhood.
She taught mo, too, what real courage
is. I. was thc coward when the time
came. I had taken a day off, but the
doctor ordered me cat of the house.
I went down to tho cluh and I felt
more one of the neighborhood that day
Ihan I ever did before or aftorwards.
It was Saturday, and during the afternoon a number of tho men eamo in and
just silently gripped my band.
The women, too, seemed to tnke a
new interest in us^ When Ruth was
able to sit up they brought in numberless little things. But you'd havo
t nought it was their house and not
the way they treated me.    When
... of them* came I t lt as though 1
didn't belong there and ought to tiptoe out.
We'd   boen   saving   up   during   thc
to say nothing of what it led to. Tho
president of tho company had begun
as I had nnd moved up the same stops
that now lay nhcad of me.
In tho meanwhile tho lifo at home
ran smoothly in spite of everything.
Neither the wife, tbo boy uor I was
sick a dny for we all had sound bodies
to start with. Our country-bred ancestors didn't need a will to leave us
those. Tf at times we felt a trifle
pinched, especially in the matter of
clothes, it was wonderful how rich Ruth
contrived to make us feel. She knew
how to take care of things, and though
I didn't spend half what some ot thc
men spent on their suits, I went iu town
overy morning looking better than two-
thirds of them. I was inspected from
head to foot before I started and there
wasn't a wrinkle or a spot so small that
it   could   last   twenty four   hours.      I
ummer for this emergency so thnt we| sliinei] my own shoes and pressed my
had enough to pay for the doctor and
the nurse, but that was only the beginning of the new expenses. In the lirst
place wc hnd to have a servant now.
I secure! a girl who knew how to cook
after a fashion, for four dollars a week.
Hut that wasn't by any means what
sho cost us. In spite of Ruth's supervision the girl wasted as much as sho
used, so that our provision bill was
nearly doubled. If we hadn't succeeded in paying for the furniture before
this T don't know what we would have
done. As it wns I found my salary
pretty well straiaed. I hadn't any idea
that so small a thing as a baby could
.ost so much. Ruth had made most of
his things, but I know that some ol! his
shirts cost as much as mine,
When the boy wns older Ruth insisted upon getting along without a girl
again. I didn't approve of this, but
I saw thnt it would make hcr happier
to try anyway. How in the world she
managed to do it I don't know, but
she did. This gave her an excuse for
not going out—though it wns nn excuse that mnde me half ashamed of
myself*—and so we saved in another
way. Evon with this we just made
both ends meet, nnd that  was nil.
The bov grew like a weed, nnd before
I knew lie was five years old. Until
he began to walk and talk I didn't
think of .him as a possible man. He
didn't seem like anything in particular.
Ue was inst soft and round and wnrm.
But when he begnn to wear knickerbockers he set me to thinking hard.
He wasn't going to remain alwayt a
bnby; he was going to grow into a boy
and  then  a  young  man  and   before  1 j
own trousers, nnd Ruth looked to it
thnt this was done well. Moreover, she
could turn a tic, cleau and press it so
that it looked brand new. I think some
of thc neighbors even thought I was
OXtravaganl in my dressing.
Sho did tho same for herself ami had
caught the knack of seeming to dross
stylishly without really doing so. She
had beautiful hair and this in itself
made hcr look well dressed. As for the
boy he was a model for them all.
In the meanwhile the boy had grown
into short trou-ors and before we knew
it ho vns in school. It made it lone-
somo for hcr during tho day when he
began to trudge off every morning at
nine o'clock. She began to look forward to Saturdays as engerly as the
boy did. Then the next thing we knew
he'd start oil' even earlier on that day
to join his playmntes. Sunday was the
only day either of us hnd him to ourselves.
(To be continued)
'Cause Ole Mince I'm.—he's drellle rich,
lie has th' bestest things to eat,—
lie doesn't care for veg'tables
Itut he will take a lot of meat,
An' folks mus' stand an' chop na' chop
Till   they 're   '' most   tirod   enough to
Th' reddest apples on our tree
They hanged theirse'fs away up high,
An' won't come down for any stono,—
,1ns' only for ole Mr. Pie!—
If ho is awful rich—guess ho
Must liko an apple much as me.
Th' raisins on th' raisin-vino
All dingle-dangle in a row,
I 'spect tli' Suu an' Moon told them
They'd bos' to hurry up an' grow,—
An' never mind about th' seeds,
'Cause   they  ain't  w'at   a  minee-pio
Th' naughty littlo enrrnnts they
Ran out' and played right on th' rock,
An' got all pebbles in their shoes
That can givo folk's teeth a shook,—
lt takes a pair of real bright eyes
To make um nice enough for pies!
Some littlo Kastern darky boy
Climbed   up a  tree an' picked th'
N'on   ho  mus'  pound  an'  pound  nn*
Till it will bo all fine nn' nice.
I 'spect if he was real closo by
Ito M find a wny to reach dat pie!
Right on th' toppost crnst is whoro
Th' jigglingiron went danciu' 'round
To trnco th' dainty rose leaf Bprny,—
lie steps light oa that kind of ground,
'Cause it's jus' like th' snowflnkos light
That tumble softly down at night.
Ain't nothln' left on onrth thnt's good
Thnt dou't   got   in   my   Grnn'ma's
Execptin'—I heard Gram'ma tell
Th' Neighbor-lady standing by—
Won folks don't think it is a sin
They pour somo "wicked stuff'' right
I ran an' got th' little bench
An' stood right up on my tiptoe,—
'Twoa't do to reach no further 'cause
Right "overboard" is wliere I'll go—
I wish th* great big round Mince I'ie
He wouldn't go an' climb so high!
If  Little  Boys jus'  nte  one  crumb
Tonight,—Is w'Ot th' Orownnps said,
He'll dream nil kinds o' horrid things
Have crept in underneath his hod,—
Soon as he shuts his eyelids to
Thev'11   g-ah   him   an'   say   "How-do-
(By Will Carleton)
It has bcen said that anywhere
Tho biggest fool afloat
Ts ho who makes a rocking-chair
Of some one else's boat;
But equal with him in tho race,
The eggs of woo to hatch,
Is, in uuknowu or known disgraco,
The fool that drops tho match.
What is't to him if, in his haste
A fragrant weed to try,
The folds of woman's pride and taste
Hang dangerously nigh?
What if a precious lifo recede
With flume-enhanced despatch?
He did not do tho shameful deed:
Ho only dropped a match.
What is't to him if stores of wealth
In flnme may disappenr,
Or   friends   thnt   walkod   in   joy   and
Mny novermoro como near?
What' if explosions upward spring,
A hundred lives to snatch?
He didn't do mueh of anything:
Ho only dropped a match.
Incendiary—guilty one
(As yet not doing time),
You'll loam the lesson, cro yon're dono,
That carelessness is crime.
But wheu your future home you viow,
And lift its red-hot latch,
No matter then how often you
May drop tho lighted match!
The Russian biologist Mereschkowski
has recently advanced a new theory of
the origin of life that differs from all
previous hypotheses.
It has hithcto been assumed, ho points
out, that the basis of ull organic life
is the protoplasm, composed of albuminous molecules, which arc very sensitive to certain poisons. Now, however, science knows a wholo world of
minute corpuscles which do not need
oxygen for their existence and bear the
temperature of boiling water. Tliey
do not make the amoeboid movements
chnraeteristic of the potoplasm and
seem to be immune to tho strongest
poisons, auch as morphine, prussic acid
and strychnine.
In composition this living matter,
which Mereschkowski calls mycoplasm,
must therefore be very different from
protoplasm. Thanks lo its extraordinary resistance, it could originate on
earth long before protoplasm, and had
alroady formed itself when tlio earth's
surface was covered with seething waters from which oxygen was absent, and
in which great volumes of poisonous
salts were held in solution.
Only after eons, when the oceans and
the surface of the earth hnd cooled
down sufficiently to allow most metallic
falls to crystallize; and when an oxygenous atmosphere had been created,
could a higher form of life, the protoplasm, be called into existenco. From
this sprang Ihe nionera, Ihe living and
moving dots of jelly first mentioned
by Profedsor II neck el. These moueqi,
though at (irst hostile to tho old-r mycoplasm, were called upon to perform
with the latter the first division of
labor in the life carrying process, nnd
they bocnhie jointly the progenitors of
higher forms of lifo. Protoplasm bo-
came the host of mycoplnsm and formed tho first type of cell lifo, tho latter
constituting the nucleus while the pro-
toplnsm became the environing membrane.  ■
Pulpwood Production of Canada
Count Lord Abbot Vay De Vaya, of
Hungary, who has given his life to the
religious welfare of immigrants, is now
on a visit to tae United States. Count
Vny recently was made Lord Abuot of
St. Martin's, which is ouo of the important ecclesiastical estates in Hungary.
"When one considers the millions of
immigrants who cross the oeenn," snid
Count Vny, "it is time thnt something
bo done for their morals nnd souls on
board the vessels. They spend a great
runny days of tlieir life nt sea."
Count Vny is nbout forty years old
nnd was educated in F.nglnnd. His
father was Lord Chamberlain of Hun
gnry. He entered the Church about fif
teen years ngo, He will visit Wnshing
ton ami will return on board tho next
Mediterranean steamship.
There wero fifty-one pulp mills in
Canada in 1010, aud theso used 508,487
cords of wood. In addition to this
043,141 cords of pulpwood woro exported in an unmanufactured stato. For
the tirst time, imports of pulpwood wore
reported; these wero valued ut $40,322.
Over 05 per cent, of tho Canadian
mills cut the pulpwood used by thom
from their own limits. The total
value of the pulpwood used was $3,585,-
154, tho avorago valuo beiug thus $0
per cord. From this pulpwood 474,004
tons of pulp were produced.
Tho total quantity of pulpwood used
wns 83,042 cords (8,8 per cent.) less in
1010 than in 1000, but owing to a high
or average price, the value of the pulpwood was $181,074 greater than in 1000,
There was iu 11)10 also a striking increase iu tho amount of pulp produced
per cord of wood, tho average ai ount
lieing nbout llo pounds greater por cord
of wooil than iu 1000.
tjuebee easily leads tho other provinces iu the consumption of pulpwood. It
has practically hnlf tho mills in Canada {-ii oul of 51), and theso consumed
57 per cent, of tho total amount of
pulpwood used in Canada. Ontario,
with 15 mills, consumed over one-third
of tho total amount. Nova Scotia
ranks third for 1010 in the consumption
of pulpwood with 20,(100 toiiB to its
credit, und New Brunswick used l",13-i
cords of wood, littlo moro thuu one-
sixth as much as in 1000.
In the Province of Quebec the overage prico of pulpwood per corl foil to
tho extent of 35 cents per cord, but in
all the other provinces, except British
Columbia, tho prico increased, that incroaso amounting in tho case of Ontario
to $U0 per cord; tho 1010 pri for
pulpwood iu Ontario was $7.02 per
cord. Tho cheapest pulpwood in the
Dominion wus purchased in Nova 8 otia
at $3 per cord.
Spruce is still far ia the lead as n
pulping wood; it furnishes over three-
quarters of the total pulpwood consumption, or 78.11 per cent. Balsam fir is
steadily increasing iu importance as n
pulpwood. In 1010 twenty por cont.
of the total consumption was of this
species. The quantities of poplar nnd
hemlock were each about six-tenths of
ono por cent, of the total. Hemlock
was reported as a pulping wood for the
first timo in 1000, and in 1010 was
used to a greater extent than poplar.
Jack pine has not boon roported as a
pulpwood for tho last two years.
Tho cost of pulpwood varies very
greatly, some big millowuers having all
their own limits and tho cost to thom
being merely the carrying cost of thoir
limit, with transportation chnrges addod.
Other manufacturers have to buy in
tlio open market, and add transportation charges to this price. Sprueo was
tho most expensive species at $0.05 per
cord, an increase of sixty-four cents
over the 1000 price. Balsam fir fell
fifty-five cents, the average price being
$5.71 por cord. Tho price of hemlock
was practically thc samo, and poplar
increased eleven cents during the year.
Tho Quebec consumption was made
up as follows:—Spruce, 70 per cont.;
balsam fir, 2S per cent.; and thc rest,
hemlock and poplar. Nova Scotia also
cut. these four species, but Ontario used
only spruce, poplar and balsam fir, and
New Brunswick and British Columbia
used spruce only.
Almost four-fifths of tho pulpwood
manufactured in Canada in 1010 was
manufactured by tho mechanical process, one-u.th by tho sulphite process,
and only 2 per cont. by tho soda process. Quebec loads in manufacturing
mechanical pulp, but Ontario produces
the greatest quantity of sulphite pulp.
Quebec makes over three-quarters of the
pulp mado by the soda procoss.
Spruce, is used in all threo processes,
and leads in all. Balsam fir is used
only in the mechanical and sulphite pro-
esses in nearly equal quantities. Eighty-
four per cent, of the hemlock wns manufactured by the soda process and poplar
by the sulphite and soda processes.
Nova Scotia used only the mechanical
process and a small quantity only of
sulphite and soda pulp was produc.d in
New Brunswick,
Thc average amount of pulp produced
per cord of wood liy the mechanical
process during the year was 1,008
pounds, while the sulphite process gave
'i07 pounds of pulp per cord, and the
soda process 087 pounds of pulp per
cord. Seventy per cent, of the wood
used in Ihe sulphite mills was spruce
and BO per cent, of balsam fir. Spruce,
poplar and hemlock wero used in the
soda process.
The Ontario pulp mills have the highest, average consumption, viz.: nearly
14,037 cords por mill. Tho average
consumption per mill in Quebec wns 13,-
710 cords, in Nova Scotia 4,1)84 cords
and in New Brunswick 8,788 cords. For
the whole Dominion the average consumption per mill was 11,785 cords.
Tho export of pulpwood from Canada
is steadily growing greater--an unfortunate fact, as tho wood would yield
greatly Increased returns if manufactured in Canada. While pulpwood production was less in Cannda dnring 1010
thnn in 1000, exports of wood-pulp increased by 48,233 tons, an increase of
some 0 per cent. Eighty-eight per
cent, of the export was mechanical pulp,
whilo only 78 per cent, of the pulp
manufactured in Canada was mechanical. The export of chemical pulp also
shows nn increase.
The average valuo per ton of the
pulp exported in 1010 was $14.07 for
mechanical pulp, nnd $30.35 for the
chemical pulp. This is an.increase of
seventy cents over the 1000 price* for
mechanical pulp, but the price of chemical pulp has decreased $2.04. Thc
average price for ot! wood-pulp exported
was $17.31, or fourteen cents less per
ton than the 1000 price.
Of the wood-pulp exp wtod during
1010, three-quarters went to the United
Stntes, this country taking 74.3 per cent.
of the mechanical pulp and over 00
ner cent, of the chemical pulp exported. Exports to other countries decreased.
All the pulpwood exported in an un
manufactured state went to the United
About 4,000 cords moro wood wore
cut for pulp iu Cannda iu 1000 tnan
iu 1010. The total quantity of pulpwood cut in Canada was 1,541,(128 cords,
and of this over three-fifths was exported. Tho amount paid for this
wood exported was $0,210,042. If this
wood had been manufactured into pulp
iu Canada the amount received for it,
at the average prices paid ia 1010 by
lhe United States importers of wood-
pulp, would havo been $19,528,481—
over twice as much as was received for
the pulpwood,
Tho pulpwood exported from Quebec,
it is calculated, was sullicicut to supply
material for a year to fifty-six pulp
mills of tho average size of thoso operating iu thu province, Ontario's export
would havo kppt running live mills of
the aVQragQ size of those operating in
that province, while, had the 00,000
cords shipped from Now Brunswick
bcen manufactured in that province,
tw uty-four mills of the average si/.o
could have been kept running, and five'
limes tlte number of mills operating
th ro would have been busy.
Winnipeg interests are an important
factor in a very popular incorporation
at Montreal iu which the interests of
Peter Lyall and associates are involved.
Under t'ho title of Peter Lyall and Sons,
Construction Co., largo interests are boing capitalized to the extent of a \rly
What is not generally known is the
fnct that Peter Lyall and associal'» do
not receive a dollar piece for their interest in tho new company, but arc content to tnko the entire preferred stock,
which, of course, ranks after the bond
issues in exchange for tlieir company.
Tho bond issue will bo $1,250,000 0 per
cent, interest, due in 20 years. Preferred stock is $1,300,000, 7 per cent., and
the common stock $1,750,000,
The public issue, which may bo made
in tho course of the next three~or four
weeks, will bo an issue of bonds with a
common stock bonus. As tae Lyall intorests aro sntisficd with securities mnking after bonds, thero is reason to bo-
lieve that the bonds will be considered
a high grade security.
The entire bond issuo will bo available for working capital, and will permit tho company to double its present
capacity. Capital of tho old firm was
$500,000, The company has current accounts receivable of about one million
dollars. Behind the bonds is $050,000
in Winnipeg real estate, about $500,000
of stock in the new Transportation
building in Montreal, nnd all the company's plant and equipment throughout
the cities of Cauada.
Tho board of direciors follows:
Hossrs. Peter Lyall, William Lyall. Trail
Lyall, J. N. Orebnshlelds, and H. W.
Tho idea of using n wireless telegraphic station for the purpose of "aging" cognac or clarifying champagne
is, at lirst thought, fantastic, but is being tried with success.    '
Many years ngo chemists conceived
tho idea of utilizing the action of electric currents of high frequency in the
perfumery industry, producing a kiud
of electrolysis, which, in a way as yet
unexplained, unites and compounds tho
diverse essences that outer into the
composition of a scent.
This phenomenon inspired some interesting experiments recently undertaken
in France. An electric generator of
high frequency is installed iu the storerooms, warehouses, and wine vaults to
send Hertzian waves all around the bottles. By this two widely different results are expected to be obtained— tho
aging of cognac and the drawing out of
tho deposit which the fermentation process causes, which is expected to accumulate around tho cork.
The apparatus usod for tho application of the Hertzian waves is kept a
profound secret by tbe manufacturers.
It is known that many of the mines
now worked were worked by the
Romans, and that the Itoman miners
did nothing but continue work begun
by the Gauls, who were habituated to
the use of metnls. ,
The first mining was done in the
Stono Age. The mines of cobftltiforotts
upper in Spain date from a prehistoric time. These mines are distinguished by a singular arrangement of
the ways of access. Instead of horizontal galleries along the sides of the
mine there are vertical chimneys, liko
wells,* metres deep, ending in metnl
strata. The arrangemet t of the primitive shafts mav have been planned to
mako it easy for the overseers of the
mines to watch the sieves as they
worked, and also to prevent the entrance of wild beasts. That the mines
wero worked in prehistoric times was
demonstrated by the discovery of fifteen skeletons of men, who, proaum
nbly, were killed by a cave-In. S.mio
of them lay under rocks. In their hands
wero very heavy tools, hatchets mnde
of stone, nnd picks carved from tho
bones of nnimols. The skeletons were
of great height and of powerful structure; the thumhs of the enormous hnnds
were twice the length of the thumb of
tho modern workman. But though so
tall, the men were of excessively nnr*
row build, ns was shown by the width
of tho places in which they worked.
The veins of clay were removed uy the
hand, as is shown by innumerable
'By .love! Skeezicks," said Ilobson,
ns the car ran smoothly along tin highway, "it is really Vi pleasure to role
this way. No overspending, no carelessness—how nn earth did vou ever
brenk a chnulTeur in like this?"
"Why," saitl Skeezicks, "it was
simple enough. I pay him five dollnrs extrn with the understanding that
all fines are to come out of his wages." TIIK ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Back Full of Aches
Headaches and Depression
Much of Women's Suffering Ib Needless
aud Cau be Prevented by the Use
of Dr. Hamilton's Pills
That Stab-like Pain  ln the  Back ls
Sure Indication of Kidnoy Trouble
Mrs. Anna Rodriguez writes as follows from hor homo in Valencia:
"Kor a long time I suffered with failing strength and nagging headaches.
My condition grew steadily worse, my
limbs became bloated aud shaky, I
was sallow und thin, felt rheumatic
pains, dizziness aud chills. I unfortunately didn't suspect my kidneys,
and was nearly deud whon 1 discovered
the true cause of my sulferings. I read
so much about the Wonderful health
and strength that comes to all who use
Dr. Hamilton's Pills that I felt sure
thoy would help me. Such blessings of
health and comfort I got from Dr.
Hamilton's Pills I can't describe. They
speedily put me right, and their steady
use keeps me active, energetic, strong
and happy. I strongly urge others to
regulate and tone their system with uv.
Hamilton's Pills of Mandrake and Butternut."
No greater medicino exists than Dr.
Hamilton's Pills for the cure of indigestion, constipation, llatuleuce, liver,
'bladder and kidney trouble, Hel'use
substitutes for Dr. Hamilton's Pills,
25c. per box, or five boxes for $1.00, at
all denlcrs or t he Catarrhozono Company, Kingston, Ont.
The World's Greatest Banks
By II. M. P. ECKAltDT, iu the Monetary Times
The Indian pipe that Sir Walter Ha-
loijh smoked up to the time of his
execution hns just, been sold in London for nearly $400. Tho purchaser
was Alfred Dunhlll, of London. Two
years ngo $1,000 was oll'ered for tho
pipe and refused. Its vulue was reduced considerably by the loss of a
parchment, giving its history. The pipe
is in four parts, the stem, the bowl,
bowl jover and a piece into which both
stem and bowl fit. It is a foot in
length, and weighs a pound. Faces
of Indians, dogs, and whnt appear to
be monkeys are carved on it. Attached to the stem as part of it is a whistle
that gives a shrill call. The entire
pipe is of wood.
Collapsible water towers adopted by
the Berlin fire department are but five
feet long when closed, yet can be extended to throw a level stream of water
into a window on the eighth Ooor of a
When Your Eyes Need Care
TryMurlnoEyaBeraeQy, NoSmurtlnfi—Foela
Kin-—Acta Quickly. Trv It for lt.-.l, Weak,
Watrry Eyes and artumialcd Eyefuls, lilun-
tratctl Iiu.ik in oaeli Package. Murine In
rotnpount.od l>r «nir Oriilltis—iu.i a "Talent Mod«
jclne"— but uai'd ill bin ssltil I'livMa.iii.,' |'i;u-
thv fur mnny yen is. n ,«r evah-ntiil initio I'nti-
llc i" 1 fii.Kl hj Mi", 'Mm-. i>i ':.*: :iu 1 Xt: |>irH.ml,\
Mun i i\.,t Salvo In .\ n pile Tubot, Sfw and Ho.
ftiuri.io Eyo Remedy Co., Chicago
«, ,, Corns*Bun!oni,CaltonsBanchoS(
'   7 Vl.-tKl, A chine, Nwollcn IV. t. it
f allays pain und taku out sor scos
iiii.l latl.niinnitliiii promptly. l,....:.ijf
, andtidutDiif—cuusesn boiler circuit.*
Yf-m Hon (if Mio MihkT tl:r«i-.:::iui.i. i-.it.ad*
'-'>■'  i.i:,:i;if(iifiHirolnlni»!.:ilii:nii.-,U::IMiy
(ii iihi unit eliminating Inn old, Alex
) A!ii, Toblnnport, Iml,, writ h Kot, li,
l..j: "No doubt yu] remember icy aet*
tins two bottles of yonr almil;;: .;:,jn.t
fur ft bunion on toy foot. Myfcotla
well." AlsoTaluabioforanysifi lllng
or painful nOlotlon, Ooltro, Knlnr; ou Glands*
Vurlc-u « Wins, .*.lllk I.«"T. SI r:-..:i:i, yyrr.i.i*.
Denis Cut4, 1 rii|-U'«,Ltifi'r:itI»u'i. IMivji.il)
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mantntly restored natural speech to thou-
wndi Is done ll to-day. Writs (or full
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It ia a mutter of common knowledge
throughout t'iu nu lu thut thu leading
bunks of tho Dominion huve grown
very rapidly in sue and poww during
tho pust ton yours. Thc nip id ily ol
thoir development naturally suggest*!
comparisons with tho leading bun ItB of
other count i lea, There ia a I wny a a
numbor of people who wish to know
whut places aro occupied by the Hunk
of Montrenl uud tho Hunk of Commerce
(Canada's biggest bunks) among the
greut bunks of tho world. Apparently
the disposition of the Dominion is to
rut" the homo bunks higher than the
facts warrant. Many suppose thnt the
Hank of Montreal Hturds third or
fourth nml thnt the Bank of Commerce
is eighth or ninth in tho class of big
As a matter of fnct it is soniowhnt
ditlicult tu make a fair comparison of
thu various large bunks operating in
the important countries. At th-» outset the question arises, whnt constitutes
bignessf It is ascertained through
comparing the paid up capitals, or tno
stockholders' funds us represented by
capital and reserve funds, or the total
of Assets or resources, or tho volume of
business transacted, Mere nre fo'ur
different ways of classifying the banks.
A different order would result from
each method.
Another thing to bo considered is
that in the various countries tho functions of the banks are different. In
Cnnada they confine themselves exclusively to bunking, but in some other
countries they engage in other businesses. Also to be remembered is the
fact that there is no country in which
the details of the banking position aro
published so fully, so frequently, and
so regularly as in Cnnnda. All banks
in the Dominion must publish a detailed statement of their position onco
n month. In Kurope only a few of the
hanks publish statements oftener than
once a yenr, and the statements published are usually sketchy affairs which
do not go into particulars very deeply.
Remembering these considerations
we may proceed tt. investigate tho
standing of the In rge bunks in a few
of the principal countries. liefore doing so we may note that according to
the last return—that for September
30th, lill!—the Hank of Montrenl had
a paid capital of $14,300,000, a capital
ami rest amounting to $20,4OQ,OOU, do-
posits of $170,003,005, nnd total assets
of $223,100,40$. The Canadian Bank
of Commerce nt the sumo date had paid
capital of $11,411,850, capital und
rest, $20,541,330; deposits, $140,836,057:
and total assets, $173,782,090.
On the continent of Europe there are
perhnps teu or a dozen banks outranking the largest Canadian bank iu point
of total assets. Among them are tho
greiit stnte brinks: Bank of France, Imperial Bank of Germany, Imperial Bank
of Russia, Bank of Italy, Bank of Spain,
National Bank of Belgium. Jn the caso
of most nf these banks thoir predominance arises largely from their noto
issues. They provide a lurgo part of
the currency used, antl the item of tho
note circulation swells the figures of
the balance sheets to large proportions.
Then some of Ihem tako into tho balance sheet the total of securities held
for safe-keeping, and other items which
do not. appear at all in a Canadian nal-
mice sheet.
To give an idea of the Immense size
of some of the banks In Kurope tho
following extracts are reproduced.
The Imperial Bank of Oermany had
total assets, December 31 st, 1010, of
$1,020,035,100; and capital, $45,000,000.
Among the assets, however, is an item—
$853,052,225—representing its own notes
held by itself, The Bank of France,,
Bt the same date, hud assets $1,240,-
030,085. Of this $822,505,725 represented coin mid bullion held principally
against the noto circulation of $1,030,*
Then there nre three German great
•banks, ns thev are called. The Deutsche Dunk hall capital of $50,000,000;
and reserves, 420,045,515 as at December 31st, HMD. The net profits of this
bank In 1010 Amounted to $8,000,000.
The Drosdbor Bunk, the institution
which invested in the shares of the
Sovoroign Bank of Cnnada, also hnd
capital of $10,01)0,000 on De-ember
Hist last. Its total assets were $844,-
8Sfl,415 and its net profits In 1010 exceeded $(i,oi!(i,oon. The Dlsconts Oes-
ellsihaft is nnother big Gorman bunk
with capital nf $42,500,000 -uui reserves
of over $16,000,000. These German
banks are active in organizing industrial companies and thev operate n
number of large manufacturing enterprises. OutstdQ of them are BOme large
mortgage banks with assets In excess
of $200,000,000, fn Franco the Credit
tiYuiinals has deposits of $375,000,000,
The Comptoir D Bscornnto at the end
Ot 1007 had $230,000,000 of nssotsj Iho
Credit Fourier de France had $870,-
000,830 of assets, of which $708,118,211
reprosnntsd mortgages,
Coming to Kngland there nre nine
banks holding more deposits than the
Hank of Montreal mid ten holding
more than the Canadian Bunk of Com
tuorcO. Computing the pound sterling
at K>, th» deposits nnd note circulation
of Ihe Bunk of Kngland amounted to
$*22,0S0,fl|$, Three other banks—
Uoytla Bank, London County nnd
Westminster, nnd London City mnl Midland—have deposits not much less than
the Bank of Bngland'8 aggregate of
note circulation nud deposits. Llovds
Bank hnd on December 31st, 1010,
$300,582,340 in deposits: London County
and-Westminster had $300,442,080; mnl
London Cit.v and Midland had $307,<
072,550. The National Provincial Bank
of .Kngland had deposits of $325,713,-
910; Barclay & Company, $244,400,226'j
Union of London and Smith's Bank,
$20,1,070,800j Parr's Bank, $l!i;i,3lh,-
!.25| Capital and Counties, $188,373,000;
London Joint Stock, $11)7,0(0,400.
Australia has a bank—The Bank of
New South Wales—with assets of
$220,544,105, lt theroforo surpasses
both of Canada's big banks iu this
Finally there nre four big national
banks in the United Staes, One of
them surpasses the Bunk of Montreal
iu point of capital and assets; ami
threo of thnn surpass the Canadian
Hunk of Coin mc ree as regards total
Tho National City Bank of New
Vork hus capital $L,r>,00ll,000; capital
and surplus, $45,000,000; assets, $.111,-
031,504. Tliu Continental and Commercial N'ationnl of Chicago has capital
$21,500,000; capital and surplus, $i!!i,-
500,000; and assets, $212,700,748, This
bank owes its prominent placo to an
amalgamation occurring a year ago. Tho
National Bank of Commerce of New
York has capital $25,000,000: capital
ami surplus, $85,000,000; und assets,
$207,120,000. And the First National,
New York, has capital, $10,000,000;
capital- and surplus, $25,000,000; aud
issets, $ltiO,000,:'Sii.
Small but Potent.—Pormeloe's Vegetable Fills are smnll, but they me effective in their action. Their line qualities as a corrector of stomach troubles
nre known to thousands and tliey nre in
constant demand everywhere by those
who know what a safe . id simple
remedy Ihey nre. Thev need no introduction to tli one acquainted with them
but to those wl,n way not know them
they are presented ns thr- best preparation on the market for disorders of the
Some rules, those they have framed
up for the Olympic games at Stockholm next summer. Read 'ein ovor
and see how they have tho amateur
and professional sized up in Swedeu.
The Stockholm rules say that uu amateur is one who has not:
(a) Competed for a money prize or
for. monetary consideration, or in any
way drawn pecuniar gaiii from tho
exercise of his sport;
(b) Competed against a professional;
fc) Taught   iu  any   branch   of athletics  for payment;
(il) Sold, pawned, hired out or exhibited for payment any prize wou iu
a competition,
An amateur is one who has never
(a) Hccehed payment as a trainer;
(b) Competed for n money prize;
(c) Competed or given a display for
(d) Competed or given a display
against a professional;
(e) Drawn any pecuniary gain from
athletic exercises by selling, exchanging, pawning, or hiring out auy prize
won in a competition.
Au amateur shall bo allowed, when
taking part ill races or displays, to receive his travelling and hotel expenses
from the club to which he belongs, or,
with the consent of tho said club, from
the club arranging tho competition or
display, without forfeiting his amateur
stntus. Payment for such a journey,
however, may bc made only by tho
club which he represents in the said
competition. No competitor shnll be
allowed to make any pecuniary gaj,n
jor profit from such payment.
The following definition of a "professional " is added: A professional is
one who as a seaman, fisherman, or in
any othei capacity, has ia any way,
in the exercise of his calling, engaged
in rowing within two years from tho
dates of competition.
A professional shall not bo allowed
to take part in any competition or displays for amateurs, neither may he officiate therein as judge or iu any other
General Regulation—(4) A compcti
tor who wilfully jostles, runs across or
obstructs nnother competitor is disqualified from that competition, and
forfeits the right to any prize that he
would otherwise have bcen entitle I to.
General Regulation—(li) No attendant shall accompany any competitor
on the nrena oi during t'ho race; nor
shall any competitor be allowed, without the permission of the judges, to
receive as.siiitaiico or refreshment from
any one during tho progress of tho race.
This rule also applies to tho Marathon
Walking Race—Every judge af the
course has the power to decide whether
a competitor is walking fairly or not,
and he may, without a previous caution, disqualify such competitor.
Pretty good rules, if you ask me.
That, one on walking may make some
trouble, becnuse tliere isn't a man in a
hundred—a thousand would bo nearer
—who knows wheu a fast walker is
walking or running. Our own Go aiding has been suspected of running, but
when he goes to New York and beats
up the bunch of 'em, tho Gotham experts say lliere never was a fairer
walker, we may be pretty well satisfied tnat Gnnlding is all right. But
lhat just shews what might happen if
somo yap of a Yen Yousou should decide thnt a fast walker was realty
bIiioIo footing or loping instead of
That rule about giving rumi"rs things
along the way is all right. If a run nor
got only a bit of Union to suck or u wot
s| go t.> wit his mouth, it would be
nil right, but then hiving nu automobile follow u man ovor n course to fill
him with dope when ho gets wenk, is
!all to the bad fer tho game. Why,
1 hose elm ps Ita ve got so tha t ( ha rn-
pagne and hypodermics nre mild doses
' for them, and a good many races have
' been won by dope and not by the man.
The rules for amateurs are ull right,
especially that touch ubodt pawning
er selling prizes. There's a lot moro of
that done than many of us know ubout,
and it is worse than getting money
for playing a game. If a man' hasn't
pride enough in his trophies to keep
them at any sacrifice short of starving,
he is uo amateur ut heart whatever his
rating may be.
Electrical steering oilers considerable
advantages for steamers ns well na for
vessels propelled by internal-combustion engines, for tho inipr ved economy corresponds to a saving of weight
ia ..oilers and fuel. Difficulty hns'heon
experienced in obtaining a reliable
system of control, capable of dealing
with the power necessary to put the
trol being introduced either in the
shortest possible time, and possessing
sufficient sensitiveness to enable an accurate course to be kept by moving
tho rudder promptly in smnll angles,
oensitiveuoss  is Bhown  by iibsenco of
"timo lag" between the movement of
the hand-wheel mid the corresponding
movement of tho rudder, uud lu tins
respct electrical gears promise mi improvement on steam gems, whose economy is reduced when la go control-
valves are fitted. Sensitiveness also
requires an absence of un luo "idle j
travel" of the hmid-wheel, but a cor-1
tain small amount is nevertheless desirable. The steering motor may bo
started and stopped for every motion
of the rudder, but it is preferably Kept
running continuously, mechanical con:
trol beiug introduced either in -o
form of hydraulic transmission or in
the form of magnetic clutches. lu
tho latter type of gear two magnetic
clutches nre employed, these being fitted at opposite ends of the motor; and,
us uo gearing is kept continuously in
motion, the wear nud tear, as well as
the current required, are reduced to a
mini mum. The clutches prevent tho
shock of the sea being transmitted to
the electrical system, and as they hnvo
considerable flywheel effoct, the qurrent
taken bp the motor does not tluetuato
widely under normal conditions, and
tho steering gear may theroforo bo
BUpp :ed from the ship's lighting gene
rator, To economize power it is advantageous to arrange the gear so that
greater leverage is obtained when the
rudder is hard over than when amidships, nud by doubling the leverage in
this manner a saving of 30 por cent,
may bo mado in tho motor p.wer.
Steering gear suitable for a 7-inch
post, whon tested agaiust an artificial
hydraulic loud, developed n torque of
50 foot-tons nt tho rudder post, and
showed an ollicioncy of over 60 per
cent, at half load. It wns found capable of moving the tillor through 70
degrees in 2"> seconds, and responded
to motions of tho hand-wheel equivalent to 1 degrco of holm.
garments fall about his legs aud he is
•'eatrave" in the latest fashion.
Pew of these devices are apparent to
the casual passerby, who often wonders at rhe passive docility with which
some villainous looking individual under arrest follows his captor to the station. Sometimes ou a country road one
may moot a couple of gon dar lues on
foot or on horseback, leading a prisoner between I hem.
This is in obedience to a quaint regulation whereby prisoners nre novel
sent by train from place to placo, as
there are no funds set upart for railway fares. Consequently four or five
times us much is spent in food, drinl.
and lodging for the escort as would bc
for the ticket; but tho regulations arc
observed. In such cases tho police
often 'use tiio "poucettos," though,
strictly speaking, this instrument is not
It is a sort of loose thumbscrew which
is fixed so ns to keep the two thumbs
comfortable together so loug as the
man does not struggle, but a twist of
the string held by uue of thu police
is enough to destroy any wish to es
The dingo or wild dog of Australia.
Thc dingo is to Australia whut tho
wolf is to Kastern Europe and the
coyote to America. Hunting in packs
or" alone, ho is a constant menace to
Australia's chief industry, tho breeding of sheep
Many are the schemes ovolvod for
the wild dog's destruction, but bis
capture or death is a comparatively
rare occurrence when set against his
constant depredations. There are dog
trappers who spend their whole lives
in trying to catch dingoes, men who
have studied every aspect of their work
aud who spare no pains and avoid no
hardships in a constant warfare with
tho wile ami cunning of the sheep
Though the dingo is met witb from
time to time in almost every part of
the Australian bush, his principal habitat is the rough range country iu the
centre and north of New South Wales
ami the deep, dark scrubs of Queensland.
Tho dog trapper's life is of tho loneliest kind. For weeks, perhaps months,
ho camps in the desolate ranges, sotting his traps and watching with ready
rille in the moonlit nights for a chance
shut nt his enemy. In tho bush ihore
is a prico on tho head of every dingo.
lu some parts a dingo is worth $50 or
even $75 to the man who delivers his
scalp to tho Pastoral Board or to tho
This is made up by sums contributed
uiu'ong the shoopbreoders and allowed
by the district councils, so gojierully
recognized aa enemy is tho wid dog.
With sueh handsome emoluments to
encourage iiim, the professional" dog
trapper is .not easily daunted, nud his
patience and perseverance aro remarkable. Sometimes ho may get as many
as three or four dogs in a week, but
as a rulo if ho gets three iu three
months he is doing very well.
As a rule the dingo confines his murderous attacks to sheep and weakling
calves, but in the far out Queensland
districts, wliere large packs traved together, hunger has been known to make
them bold, ami one hears of them attacking men in lonely camps in tho
manner of wolves.
Tho dingo never ..arks, but his weird
howl is a familiar sound in the bush
nights and is blood curdling in the extreme and trying to the nerves of the
new chum camped alone in tho bush
fur the first time. Owing to his cunning and swiftness iu changing <,natters the dingo holds his own iu central
Australia and is likely to do t.o for
many a day to come, evon though tho
priee upon his head—already a generous one—should bo doubled or trebled.
About half tho lima beau crop in the
world is produced by a coastwise strip
of California, including Santa Barbara,
Veii'ura, Los Angeles, Orange, and Sun
iMcgu counties. Peculiar climatic con
ditiims aro required, and tho only otber
section whore the bean has been grown1
successfully is the island of Madsgns-'
car, oir the east cost of Africa. Kngland takes the entire island output.
Lord Asliton, known us the benefactor of Lancaster, whose linoleum factory finds employment for thousands
of hands, has issued an Important notice to his work jieople.   It says:
"Wo arranged some time ago that
the wages in moro thnn one department should be advanced, and an order
was given to that •itfeCt, We have now
to any that no advance will be made,
lhe reason for which vou nro aware
•'All workmen not satisfied, nnd who
think they cnn do better, or even as
well, elsewhere, must leave our employ
at once. In the event of tho works
being closed through railway or coal
strikes wages will not be paid.
"In future, when trade is bad, wo
shull only keep men whom we regnrd
ns friendly and loyal to their employer, who for nearly half n century has
upheld the cause of the working classes,
uud we shall uut, as in the past,, keep
thuse who are bereft of all sense of
what is due, not only to thoir employer,
but to themselves.
"It is with sorrow—sorrow much
greater than we eau express—that wo
'aro compelled to give this notice, but
the present state of things is so Intolerable that wo aro determined to
put an end to it, no matter at what
During thc recent municipal elections
The Quickest Cough Curs-
Cheap, But UnoqinM
Sixteen Ounces of It for 50c.   Saves You
.2,    Does tho  Work Quickly or
Monty Refunded,
For quick, positive results the lii ounces
of cough syrup that you make with u i»Q-
cent buttle uf Plnex, cannot be equaled.
It Hikes iiuld lust.ui ily and will usually
sion the most obBtlnate deep-seated
cough inside *>f -l hours. Even croup and
Whooping cough yield to it quickly,
The user of 1 In ex mixes U with homemade sugar syrup. Tills gives you 18
ounces—a family supply—ol better cougli
remedy than you could buy ready mixed
for J:'.."ai. Easily p repnr en In livo mln-
utea—full directions   iu   package.
Plnex soutlns and heals the inflamed
membranes with tt markable rapidity.
It stimulates the appetite, Is slightly laxative and tastes gi od—children like It.
Excellent fir hoarseness, asthma, bronchitis nnd other throat troubles, nnd has
a wonderful record lu cases of Incipient
lunK trouble.
Plnex is n special and highly cuncen-
itrated compound of Norway White fine
extract, rich in guslaOOl and other natural healing ptho elements. Simply mix
with sugar syrup or strained honey. In a
16-uz. bott'e, ami It i- ready for use. used
1n mora homes In tho U, s. and Canada
than any oilier cough remedy.
Plnex has ofl en been Imitated* but
never Successfully, fot* nothing else win
produco the same results. The genuine is
guaranteed to give absolute satisfaction
or monoy refunded. Certificate of guar*
anteo Is wrapped in eaet pnokago, Vour
druggist bas l'inex or will Kindly get it
for you. If not, send to Tho pinex Cfc.
Toronto, Ont.
in Lancaster, Lord Ashtou wns attacked by the supporters of a Labor candidate with regard to the woges he paid
to his employees. This, it Is under*
stood, he regarded ns a personal attack, mul therefore resented.
Lord Asliton's benefactions to Lancaster include tho Williamson Park
(Williamson is his family name), new
municipal buildings costing over $(t00,*
001), n Queen Victoria statue, mid n
remarkable, temple-like ptructuro, built
at a cost of $1150,000, which commands
splendid views of coast and hills.
Two ministers were once engaged in
discussing the merits of the temperance
question, when the advocate of total
abstinence pressed the subject home so
closely on his brother minister that he
was obliged to say, ''Really, you have
so takeu ono after another of my arguments trom mc that if you go ou much
lunger I shan't huvo uu inch of ground
left to stand on."
"Thon you had better tako to the
water," was tho quick reply. '
A pleasant medicino for children is
Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator,
mid thoro is nothing better for driving
worms from the system.
"Nublack" and "New Rival" are grand
good shells: good in construction, good because primed with quick and sure primers,
and good because carefully and accurately
loaded with the best brands of powder and
shot. They are favorites among hunters
and other users of black powder shells on
account of their uniform shooting, evenness
of pattern and strength to withstand reloading.   A trial will prove their excellence.
^^^SM^^w^mm s
I   will etop thut ei'iittum headeaha quioh and eure.   Will not harm heart er nervout tyetem.
1 SS cents a to* af ell drupgiatt' _
Senrcely a day pusses without a picture appearing in the French press of
a prisuncr being led off to the station
by a policeman mid the description,
"The Apache being taken away  timid-
cuffed by the agents." As a*matter.
of fact, hnndcull's ure altogether out
of dute in France and pre never used.
Instead of the bracelets every policeman curries a "cabriolet," which Is
u very rough and mnsstvo mnde article
resembling a huge watch chain, some
ten inches long witl) a stout wooden
crossbnr at either end. An expert ran
slip this over the wrist of Ull oll'emler
in a twinkling and with both Iho irons-
bars in his hand has only to give it a
twist to Inflict the must OXGi'UClul iug
pain and compel instant and lamblike
Another common method of preventing escape is to make the prisuncr plnce
both his hands in his side tronser po diets and theu pass a string round his
wrists and round his waist and bid
him march. lle can walk nt a very
smart pace, but any attempt to r-.m
out of a shambling trot immediately
bring him down, uose to thu pavement.
If no string is hnndy all tho brace
buttons of the trousers nro eut oflf and i
the culprit is made ngain to put his '
hands in his pockets. As iu the former cose, he cnn only wnlk, since as !
soon as ho frees his hands his nether '
A Real Asthma Relief. Pr. ,T. D.
Kellogg's Asthma Remedy has never
been advertised by extravagant statements, Its claims are conservative indeed, when judged by tho cures which
it performs. Kxpeit real relief and permanent benefit "'hen you buy this
remedy mul you will not hnve cause
for disappointment. It gives permanent
relief, in mnny cases where other so-
called  remedies  have utterly failed.
Owing to so much unfsvoralde weather, many farmers mer Wttstert.
Canada have gathered at leant part of their Crop touched by frcst or
otherwise weather damaged, HoW6TOT, through the lar^e shortage in
corn, onts, barley, fodder, pot 11 toes nml rfigetftolfll, by the iiuiihuh he-it
sud drought nt' laid summer in the United States, Bittern Canidl and
Western Kurope, there is going to be ,, steady demand at good pficei
for all the grain Western Canada has raised, no matter what it* quality
may be.
Ho much variety in quality makes it impossible fur those i^is ex
perlenced to judge the full value that should he obtained foi snch frrala
therefore the farmer never stood more in need of the services t.t tbe
experienced and reliable grain commission msn to net for kirn, in the
looking after and selling of his grain, than ho *U>er> this season,
Farmers, you will therefore do woll for yourselves, not te accept
Htreet or track prices, but to ship your grain by carload direct to Fort
William or i'ort Arthur, to be handled by us in a wuy tlmt will get
for you all there is in it. We make liberal advances when desired, on
receipt of shipping bills for cars shipped. We never buy your grain on
onr own nccount, but act us your agents in selling it to the best v.dtjoo
tage for your account, and we do so cn s fixed commission of lc per
% W,e have made a specialty of this work for mnny years, and are
well known over Western (-a mi da for our experience in the grain trado,
reliability, careful attention to our customers' interests, and promptuens
in making settlements.
We Invite farmers who hnve not yet employed us to write to us for
shipping instructions and market information, and in regard to our
standing in the Winnipeg Grain Trade, and our financial position, we
beg to re'er you to tho Union Bank of Canada, and any of its brunches,
also to the commercial agencies of Bradstreets and R. G. Dun A Co.
703 Y Grzin Exchange Winnipeg
121 THE 1S1.ANI>RR. rCMRFnr.AN*
Published  every   Saturday   at   On
Islander Printing & Pulilisliinu l!om|>i
Chaiu.es C. SrainAvi:.
Managing Editor.
SATURDAY, JAN., -27,    1912,
ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager
CAPITAL, - $10,000,000
REST, -   $8,000,000
Advertising r»t*« published el«ewliere in tho paper.
Subscription price 11.60 per yo»r, payable in advance
The editor does not hold   himself responsible for views expressed by
What the Editor has to say.
i The Canadian Bank of Commerce extends to Farmers every facility
. for the transaction of their banking business including the discount and
j collection of sales notes. Blank sales notes are supplied free of charge
I on application.
: Accounts may be opened at every branch of The Canadian Bank ef
Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive the same careful
attention as is given to all other departments of the Bank's business.
Money may be deposited or withdrawn in this way as satisfactorily as
by a personal visit to the Bunk. 4231
OUvtrt  KJ.ANO riitAelCK.      W, V.    1 .       , JJ :i .ger
It begins to look as though
Premier McBride will go tn
the couutry about tlin first of
June on the northern railroad
question. He may do so with
a perfect assurance of the
hearty support of the people.
No man hns done more for the
province than Mr. McBride,
He has procured concessions
and money when others have
tailed and the present prosperous condition of the province is
in large degree due to the efforts of the Premier.
Relative to the matter the
Victoria Daily Colonist says:
"If the government shall
ask the Lieutenant-Governor
to grant a dissolution of the
House and a new electbn.there
will be nothing at all unprecedented in such a course. The
practice both at Ottowa and
London, as well as in many of
the provinces, is not to allow a
legislature to live out its full
term, and in a province like
British Columbia, into whicli
there is a constant influx of
new people, and in which new
areas are being opened up, it is
excellent policy to have elec-
1 ions at frequent intervals, so
that the legislature may be
t;'uly representative. If the
present House is not dissolved
until after its fourth session,
that is, in 1013, and the next
bouse shall sit out its full term
there would be but one election
Iut ween 1909 and 1917, which
we submit is too long it period
for the affairs of the province to
bj carried on without an appeal
to the people ill view of the raj)
id iuerense in the population
and the changing conditions
of the community,
"For this reason, if for 110
other, if Mr. McBride shall determine to advise the  Lieuten
ant-Governor that n dissolution
after the present session is desirable,he will be (•eiisulting the
public interest. Opponents of
the government will no doubt
object; but they will nlso object if he permits tbe House to
live out its full term. Mr. McBride is not likely to do in this
or any other matter of vital importance what his captious critics say he ought to do, for experience has shown that they
are never right.
Pilsener Beer!
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
Bottled Beer Supplied to the Trade Only.
s= Best on the @oasts==
Pilsener Brewing Co.,    Cumberland. B.C.
to Ibe rtmt ha»y lall« ol inow, tbty l»«e bt'en uiiutle to n tke
their fall delivery up paily at rrrn is'd. They tore, however, tn hate
their foil .1 i; inriit trat'e Iq courte nl a wtrlr, r g ,
It is not too lata to order NOW for this shipment.
Vancouver island Nursery Co.,
■   Ltd.
Stfmenos, V.I.
Ifl Acre its
Tut: arrival and departure of
mails to and from Cumberland 1 m]
are   not   exactly    what   tin
should be, or what a city of the;
size and importance of Cumber j
land is entitled to.   We are entitled upon our merits to a dai-1
ly mail.    We presume it is the
fault of the boat  schedule tbat ■
we do not have it, but it would |
seem that   the importance   uf|
Cumberland, Courtenay,   Co
inox, Union Bay and  all  this
northern part   of   the   Island
should warrant a daily   boat
schedule.    Aside from this tin
overland daily mail service between Cum berland and Courtenay is badly   needed.      Both
towns are growing.     Tliere is
is much business between  the
two towns and would be  more
if there were proper mail facilities.    All tbe farmers  between
the two towns would be greatly benefitted.
On Lilllo River Rorfd Five minutes walk
from school, postoffice end store. Ten minutes'
walk from beach. All have a Good Frontage on
;i good government road; Land is Good, surface
Level, and not stony. Price §40 per acre, Very
easy term.
ie Island Realty Co.
■Stock p. L. ANDERTON,
, Phone 22.      Courtenay, B. 0'
. Fire. Life, Live Stock
BunLio mm stables
AE MS Of Mill Dll
. First l!lass Bias For Hire.
Orders Promptly Attended to
A good assortment of Berry Sets,
Fancy Cups and Saucers, Mugs, eto.
just opened out, also an assortment
of Toilet Sets.
\ Full Stock of Furniture Beds and Bedding Always on Hand.
"The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.O
JJftectf": Estate
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
Agents for E. & N. Lands,
Comox District.
Beadnell & Thwaites
The four dollar Cauadiaii
bill i.s to be withdrawn. The
fourdollur bill w;>s a greut favorite with Tin: [slander,
nestled up to yuu bo cunningly when you got him.   Ti nu
dollar hill looks g 1 to usu nil
we have a warm affection for
the two and three, hul the\
never appealed to us like the
four doljur William. Altus.inusl
we lose thee,  Hill !
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"Leading Tobacco King."
Better known as
Dealer In Frulta, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
t__. Billiard Room in connection
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
Grocers  & Bakers
Dealers In :\ 11 kinds of Good
Wet Goodn
Best Bread and Boer in Town
Artenta I'or Pilsener Beer
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White Cookine
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good reliable lots in Victoria, South Vanoouver,
and Courtenay.     LOCAL FARM PROPERTY
I New C. P. R. Terminal.
|        F. E. F. BISCOE, Agent for the j
Painter and
AU Work Done under
Personal Supervision
Orders may be left at
J ohn. Jack' store,
Duntimuir Avenue   Cumberland
Offices next Royal Bank, COURTENAY, B. C.  mm
Osiox Lnt.iir. No  11, I. 0. O. F.
Meota every Friday evening »t 7 idock
in I. 0. O. f. Hnll
Jas. E. Aston,
VJHiting brwli. rn
For The
DAVIS & WHELAN,    Props.
no*. 18
Iim J
Third St & Penrith Avenue
All kinds of hauling done
First-clivss Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
The finest hotel in the city.
This Store Will be
Closed All Day on
Thursday, Feb., 1st,
Owing to Stock-Taking.
Will resume business as usual Friday
Morning. T
By Breathing   tho   Healing   Vapor of
Cataiiiiozono You Get Relict
in Ten Minutes
Every second person that you meet
seems to have a snooze antl stull'eil
feeling in the forehead and nost:ils. To
euro prompt l.v, say, in half nn hour,
thero ia nothing worth using except
Catarrhozono. You inhale its balsamic
vapor, and feel as if jou were among
tho Norway pines. 'lhis is because
Catarrhozone contains a healing medicine, light as piao air, whioh is breathed straight Into the lungs and bronchial
tubes. Away goes tho oulil; sneezin
and catarrhal cough oouse, bronchial
Irritation slops: In short, yuu nro curod
of catarrh by a pleasant, simple remedy
free frum sedatives ami Irritants.
Thai Catarrhoaone is a swift, certain
moans of destroying colds and catarrh
is proved by tho following statement
of Mr. Pubis, ono of Urooliville's best
known merchants)
"In tho fall of 1903," writes Mr. Pu
los. undor date of Juno 10th, 11)10, "I
contracted a vory sovoro cold whieh
developed into Catenli. At that timo
I was living in Now Yoik Stato and
treated with four different physicians,
who afforded mo uo relief. On coining
to Brockville I was advised by a frlond
to try Catarrhozeno. I bought the dollar outfit, and was gratified by tho results. I wan complotoly cured by Catarrhozono. and have usod it since to
chock a cold, with unfailing results. It
Is the g.andest medicino in oxistonce,
and I hopo my testimony will bo of
sume use tn nther I'ollnw-snlVe ers.
(Signed) ['George Pulos."
An ideal protection fur tlio ohest,
lungs, nose, and throat is tho frequent
use nf Catarrhozono. Two months'
treatment (tho large size) ousts $1.00,
medium sizes 50c.; at nil dealers or tho
Catarrhozone Co., Buffalo, N.Y., ami
Kingston, Canada.
Pedestrian: "Hoy
mc by an inoli!"
baok directly.
Yuu just missed
'lie patient, I'm coming
muu tu bux
"Who   will   be   tho   next
.lack Johnson?"
"Tito undertaker."
Inspector: "Why do you think this
dog was stolen from a lady!"
Constable: "Because us 1 walked
dowa the street with it it stopped ia
front of ull the drapers' windows."
" I want to marry ynu,
ing young author, bluntly
snid tho ris-
Animals born witn tails generally develop considerable use for them, but a
misfortune may happen tn tlietu that
will cause them to wish they bad no
tails. A curious instance of this is
what has boon called a "ral king," in
which, by aa accident just after birth,
the members of a litter of rnts boeome
connected by their tails so that it is
impossible for them to extricate themselves.
This singular condition is said to be
brought about by the tails becoming so
entwined that, should a little clay adhere to thom, they cannot be separated.
When this condition is perceived by
the older ruts the ysung arc uut left to
perish, but aro accorded the greatest
A "rat king" discovered and hilled
in Germany contained seven membe s iu
perfect condition, physically, except for
tbe entanglement of the tails. Theso
hnd grown in such n way as completely
to entwine one nnotner; but thc rats
were in the very best health, conclusive
proof that astonishingly good care had
been bestowed upon them by thoir more
fortunate rat brethren.
csrABUSHCo lass.
Cor. Portage Ave. and Fort St.
Awarded irst prize at World's Bi
position on itB work and methods.
Write for a free catalogue.   Wealt4
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The Army of
It Crowing Smeller Every P»y.
ihey permanent
cure Comtipi-
lion.    Mil.
lioiu ute
them lor
Bilioui- .
mu, Uif.itioi, Sick Hcidicke, Sallow Skia.
'  Genuine «»»tu> Signature
Why/" coyly asked tho great heiress, preparing'tu listen tu his impus-
sioneil confession.
"Well," ho replied, "it would bo n
great advertisement for mo."
Poor Jones wns in a dilommn. It
wns Mrs. Jones's birthday, aud hor
spouse was well aware that i*he wuuld
be extremely uuplousnnt if no present
wns forthcoming, It was nut until tlio
illuming when ho awuke'tlutt ho remembered it, so ho lay for sume time
thinking of tho host way out uf tho difficulty.
Then ho arose, crept downstairs, took
the biggest plato he could Iiml frum tho
cliinu-oupbouril, and placed it on tho
hnll table. This done, lie upened the
baok duor und lot tlio dug in from tho
yard. Then, tripping lightly upstuirs,
he culled to Mrs. .1.:
"This being yuur birthday, I hnve
prepared a little surprise for you; bo
quick aud eume and seo how you like
Then be ran downstairs again nnd,
kicking nut tho dug, cried in amazement Jiml wrath. "It" that vile beast
linsu't eaten Ilio whole nf tho beautiful
cuke I had bought for you!"
Hut he'd forgotten to unmuzzle the
brute, and tho fact took a lot' of explaining away.
.   .   .
A mnn camo up to the window of a
small railroad statiua in Missouri and
asked fur a ticket to Kansas City, inquiring tho price. "Two dollars and tt
(punter," said the agent.
Tho man dug down Into a well worn
pockotbook and fished out a bill. It wns
a banknote fur two dollars. It was all
the money lie had.
"Iluw "soon does this train go}" he
"In fifteen minutes," replied the
Tho mnn hurried away nnd soon returned with three silver dollars.
"Pardon my curiosity," said the
ticket-seller, "but how did you get that
money! It isn't a loan, for I seo yon
hnve disposed of tlic two-dollar bill."
"That's all right," said tlio man.
"No, 1 didn't burrow. 1 went to a
pawnshop and soaked the bill fur a dollar and a half. Then, ns I started
bnck here, I met nn old acquaintance
to whom I sold tho pawn ticket for n
lobar and a half. I thon hud three
pillars and lie has the pawn ticket, for
which the two dollar bill stauds as security."
.   .    *
Sir. Dosk and family were to remove
inlo other quarters, '"Where did yuu
irdcr tiie furniture-van, hubby." iu-
piied Mrs. Dosk.
"Ah, the furniture-van! I quite forgot it, I declare," was the meek  re-
Inder.   "lint stay!    I huve nn idea;
st vnu leavo it to me."   He snutoliod
i his hat and went to see n well-known
money-lender, "1 want $1,300," said
"1 nover lend money without ample
ecu rlty."
"I can let you havo my furniture,
nd am prepared to pay you interest at
the into of one-third per ceut. per
"That makes 122 rer cent, per annum," silently calculated the usurer,
and consented.
"But the slierilf's oiliccr mny come
ny minute and seize the furniture; you
,-i'll have to fetch it awny nt onco."
"I sec," grinned the usurer. "Tt
shall be done." He counted out the
money and sent for the furniture.
The next .lav Mr. Dusk culled ngain
ind pnld bnck'the $1,500 and nne-tliird
por cent, interest ($5), and directed the
furniture to bo sent to his uew residence.
The usurer hnd to grin and bear it,
whilst Mr. Dusk congratulated himsolf
un effocting a cheap and expeditions
removal of liis household guods.
Tho late Edwin A. Abbey, the
American painter, who lived iu London
wnn onlj comfortably od', whoroas lu
mlghl hnv I n rich.
A Chicago art dealer, just returnee
frmn '-'ni'iipo, said:
"I  dined One evening with  Abbey  in
liis house iii Chelsea, and aftor dlnnoi
we walked in lho blue twilight on tho
Chelsea embankment,
"As we passed Old Swnn House nml
ebnk Home, and ll ther superb n-si
deuces that front the river, I reproach
11| Abhp'y for bis extravagance
"'Why,' I said, pointing toward
Clock House, 'if you lind saved yuur
monev vnu might iw living in a palace
like that In-day."
"But Abbey, with a laugh, rather got
the belter of me. lle rattled off this
epigram—and it's nn epigram I'll nl-
ways renumber when I'm tempted to bo
" '.Sume folks,' he snid, 'are so busy
putting something by for n rainy day
thot they got little or no good out of
pleasant weather.' "
The friend wlio strolled into tin
slu.Iio of D'Orbav, the great, nrlist, was
deeply interested in tho finishing
touches which were being given tho lal
est masterpiece from D'Orbav'. brush.
But "hen the famous nrt'.st began to
rub a piece of raw meat over the point
od rabbit In lho foreground, the friend
wns more than interested; he wns astonished.
"What on earth is tho idea in thatl"
he asked.
D'Orbay smiled.
" Woll, yuu see," he explained, "Mrs.
Moelynus is coming to see this picture
this afternoon. She likes things realistic, but she hasn't nuy idea of art.
When she sees her pet dog smell that
aobit nnd get exoited over it, she'll
buy it ou the spot! Grasp the ideal"
.   a   a
Kobort Ililliard, tho actor, who stnrs
in the role of n hero, wont to a physician not lung ago and wns told that he
would huvo to undergo a slight operation.
"All right, doctor," snid Hillinrd.
"There's only one thing I nsk of you:
Please don't hurt me."
Explaining tlmt it would be foolish to
ndministcr au anaesthetic for suoh a
slight operation, the doctor promised to
lie us gentle as possible. Ililliard squirmed and wriggled and protested in no
uncertain tones while the remedial
knife wns doing its work.
After it wns ull ovor tho doctor askod: "You're an actor, aren't you, Mr.
"Yes," answered Ililliard.
"Ami vou play heroio roles—you act
the horo, du you not.'"
"Vs, 1 do."
"Well," concluded tlio doetor, "ull
I've got to say ia thut you'ro a good
A nmn hnd for yenrs employed n
stonily German workman. One dny .'uke
ie lo him ami asked to bo excused
from work next day.
'Cortninly, .lake," beamed the employer. "What aro you guing to dot"
'Vail," said .lake, slowly, "I think
I must, go by mein wife's funeral. She
dies yesterday."
After the lapse nf a few weeks .lake
again npprunchod tho boss for a day ull'.
All right, .lake, but what aro you
going to do this timet"
'Aber," said .lake, "I go to mako
me, tii it mein frnuloin, u wedding."
'What?    Ho souu?    Wby   it's only
n throe weeks since yuu buried yuur
'Aell!" replied .luke, "I don't hold
spite long."
.   .   .
A mnn had for years employed a
steady Gorman workman. One day
lake came to Iiim nud asked to bo excused from work the next dny.
'Cortninly, Jake," beamed the em-
pluver.    "Whnt ure you going to do?"
"Vail," said Jake, slowly, "I think
I must go by moitt wife's funeral, bho
dies yesterday."
After the lapse of a few weeks Jake
again approached tho boss for u day
'All right, Jake, but what aro you
going to do this time?"
'Aber," said Jake. "I go to make
me, init mein frunlein n wedding."
'Wlmt? So soon? Why it's only j
been throe weeks since you buried your
"Ach!" replied Jake. "I don't
hold spite long."
Corns cnuso much suffering, but IloT-
loway's Corn Cure oilers a speedy, sure,
and satisfactory relief.
Tender corns, painful corus,
corns, bleeding corns, ovory kind of
corns tluit other remedies fni! to euro
—flint's n good manj—yield quickly tu
Putnam'8 Painless Cnru Extractor.
I'sed forty years in many binds. Lurg-
est snle iu the world. Putnam's ^unless Corn Extractor. The nnmo, you
see, tells its st, ry. It removes corns
ami does it painlessly, but here is a
pointer: Bo soro you get Putnam's.
Sold by druggists, price t-'oc.
frum his successful campaign on the
half mile trneks across the border, llo
lias developed a grout burst of speed
since last soon horo, ami Nat has groat
confidence iu his ability to carry it tlio
full journey.
Tho four-year-old mare. Bluck Cut,
was worked at 2.p", apparently well
Within lier speed limit. This is u clover
trotter, nnd une that shuuld be a winner next yonr in hor live year-old form,
if nnt this wintor. She will bo tho
stublo's reliance in the trotting stakes
ou the ico. The other horses iu Hay's
string weio all given slow work, Nut's
own Iwo, .lolm McEwnn, 8.08Vi, nml Dr,
Wilkos. S.IO'.'i, nnd Mr. Grey's three-
year-old Ralph MeSorrow, all pleasing
their trainer.
Dr. Black sprung another surprise on
the regulars Whon ho let the trotter,
King Hryson, march a mile in 2.-0'...,
tlic iniporlai.ee of which can host bo
estluiatod when it is known thut ho
went the entire milo fully throe widths
out from the rnil nnd thnt the track
record for a trotter is 2.111'/,, mndo by
Mnrgnt L">nnnl, 2.17 d, lust summer.
King Bfyson trotted like a champion
without showing the slightest trace of
the lameness which kept him out. ot
racing for several seasons, and those
present wIid saw him perform freely
expressed the opinion thnt the game
Utile trotter could nave lowered the
track record if not his own, had lie
been culled upon to do so. The more
one looks nt the case of Kiug Hryson,
Ilio mure wonderful it appears, and unlimited credit is due Dr. Black for his
successful handling of tbe horse's cuso.
Messrs. Proctor, Wilkins nml Gray
were on hand to sec liuss McGirr work
tlieir new purchnso, Adrian Pointer,
l.ut Hoss did not attempt any fast work
wilh the stalliou, contenting himself
with rifling several miles, tho fastest
nf which wus nround 2.-10. A,Irian
Pointer is u classy-looking pacer, and
lie looks like nne tnat will raeo well
the other hand, hold them parallel to
B0u the axis of tho body, by simple telisiou
of the supinator muscles, so necessary
in the nioveinents of external rotation
required by the handling of the sword.
"This fact did n6t escape so cleur an
observer as Balsac, who hns formulated
it in those terms: 'In families where
the occupation of arms is traditional,
it communicates to the men a sort of
distinction- of beuring nnd to the women nn indefinable grace.'	
"lu this connection a peculiar thing
mny bc mentioned—the members of the
Rohan family liavo front generation to
veneration borne a whito patch in their
hair, with sometimes a fow exceptions.
This is apparently the result, by a
trophic phenomenon, of somo wound received long ngo on tho hold of battlo.
"Wo must not exaggerate, and wo
mny hardly formulate nn axiom such
ns the following: 'Show mo your skin
nnd 1 will toll you whether you aro
ilesoee lo.! from tho Crusaders.' The
Individual may havo nn absolutely normal skin; but nevertheless in the species, as nlwnys, heredity does not abandon its prerogatives."
Swift Cure for Croup
"Last yeur two of my cl)iltlron were
taken with oroup. Thoy c iiigliBil something dreadfully, ami wore too Biek to
cut anything. I applied Nerviline to
the throat and chest and gave it internally, also. 1 also got the children
to inhale 'Catarrhozono.' No remedy
could havo worked more satisfactorily,
I can recommend mothers to uso Nerviline; it's a fine liniment.
(Signod) "Mrs. F, E. Knechlor,
"Harristoa I'.O." '
lonco, impeding the movemonta of
people who wero trying to flue against
it, producing tromondoos waves on
Luke Bonilion. causing sheets of iron
roofing to fly nbout, etc. At n distance
of 14 milos Father Maso saw the eogon
grass lying like wheat which bad been
boated down by n Btorm. He is of the
motion, in accordance with the general
motion, In accordance with the general
laws of storms, ro as to produce a transient tornado or whirlwind. The atmospheric waves propagated outward from
the volcano were recorded ou biographs
to a distance of 201) miles.
The eruption on Tnnl volcano, in the
Philippine   Islands,   which   took   place
January 80th, i»ll, aiul caused a Ions
ol'  1,800 lives, has been the subject of
:i largo number of important papers in
the scientific journals, besides tho Ollt
cinl reports of tho Philippine Bureau of        ,      . ,,
Science.    Ono of tho most graphic de-      The   following  opinion   recently   ex-
scriptions is thnt of Rev.  M. Snilerrn  PM*WI   by John Redmond is an anl in
Maso, which is published ns a special. "'I'l^standing
bulletin of the Philippine W oat her Bureau. This account is noteworthy for
the attention devoted to tho meteorological and scismolngical features of the
eruption, and in this respect it is np important contribution to tho science of
vulennology. This volcano lias beon
tho scat of repeated disastrous eruption?, tho greatest of which was that
of 3754. All the eruptions of whieh a
record has been preserved have had tho
Mime charneter as the recent one consisting of violent explosions which hurled the volcuuic "products to great distant'.s. The huge vapor column of the
last explosion rose to a height of from
his   character  ami   the
advocates.      Mr. * Redmond
"I have beea asked to Htate exactly
what an Irish Parliament would do if
created to-morrow. In scuh n parliament, many of the eld fighting faces
of men who took part iu winning the
restoration of the parliament will bo
present, but there will be many other
men there—men of moderate views on
both -tides of existing controversies,
who have b'en quite unable, owing to
the circumstances, to tnke part In tho
work  of the  Imperial  parliament.
"There will be many business men
there who aro precluded absolutely
from serving their country in the parliament   at   Wist minster.   There   will
report progress. He recently bought a
green pacing mare that ho is very enthusiastic about. She is a flvo-yearold
bay mure by the unbeaten Direct Hal,
2.1)4'/,, and out. of the good ninre, Nellie
Robker, 2.10'/, (dam of Helen il.,
2.KH4), by the noted siro of pacers,
This  marc  wns   never  trained  until
coming into Kombough's    hnnds,    but
from what she has already shown, Jack
is firmly of tho opinion'that she will
take the place of his old favorite, La
Point, 2.0!)'/,, that won so many races
for  him n  few  years  ago.    The  new
mare is one of tho best-looking pacers
to be found anywhere.   She is of good
height, and  weighs  1,100  pounds,    In
conformation  she   is a typical   Direct,
land her wny of going grcutlv resembles
Tho   imaginative   mind   of   the  turt   that   of   her   illustrious   sire,     .lack's
writer is well described in the report many friends would bo pleased to see
which appeared in one of the leading him own another good one,
Journals tie voted to harness horse inter-
■20,000 to 110,000 feet, and wns seen 200
milos aw: y, where it wns mistaken for a j be many professional men there—mon
ilistuiit thunderstorm. One remarkable J representing science, literature, nml
feature of the volcano is thnt no lavn;art. There will be representatives of
hns ever issued from it in a liquid state, [the old landed gentry, and men of nil
the ejecta being blown to dust snd ashes creeds.   And, if 1 understand the feel-
         by the prcssuro of gases or steam.   The  ing of Irishmen aright, you will have
Jack Rom bough, of Hamilton, dropped late eruption appears to have boon mark-1 Jiou'Ctttholies in that house in a  far
into the big eity one day this week to* ....
With the Horses
cd bv nmmmlly magnlflcont ilisplnvs of larger proportion than tlieir members
volcanic lightning. Por throe flays pro- Jf0"''1 "arrant, as compared with tlio
'ceding the eruption n constant succos- Catholics   ot   the   country,     The   old
Is to the effect that Vernon MoKin
(2.02), The Eel (2.02'/,), Kail ,lr.
(2,02Mi), Darkey Mnl (2.02</,), Hal li.
,lr. (2.03), Mn.jor ilrino (2.04V1), and
Jennie W. (2.H41/.) would eome togethor
ou the ioe tl is wintet.
Now, if a race with tiie horses named
could be arranged it ivould be "some"
raeo to be sure, but ye gods! how tlio
originator .of thnt stury must hnvo
stretched his Imagination.   Vernon Me-
Kinney is in California with 11 thers
of fl. J. Mnrkonzie's collection of steppers, Karl Jr. is now in owner P. AI.
Murphy's stuble in Brit ish Columbia,
Darkey Hal has loug sinoe boon ro tirod
to the brood, mnro ranks, having boen
ited with Hal 13, Jr.;  I'eler Knstnor
s nn intention nf lacing Hal B. Jr.
this winter, us the horse was thrown
out of training upon his return homo to
Sebrlngvillo early in Ootober, nnd
William Hudson informed the writer
some weeks since llmt ho would not attempt to line Major Ilrino on ioe this
winter, ns the old gelding (he is now
iu his lifleei.lh year) had gone through
n strenuous campaign during lhe summer season nnd wouM not be asked to
lace again until
Is it possilde for the customs and
habits of a social class, persisted in for
generation nftor generation, to leave
tlieir own impress on far-distant des-
consents, long after those eustom.-i lmvo
censed to be',' At .lenst one French
authority believes tlml lm can trace in
modern fnmilies the marks of descent
from .'irnmr-i oaring ancestors. Iir. 1J.
Baroux, who writes in the Revue Solon-
tifiipie. snys that when he Ims found
tli.-sn ninrlts on families not now in
good social position ho hns discovered
on investigation that they wero of
gentle descent. Foremost among marks
thnt. Pr. Bnroux considers to bo "stigmata of chivalry" are the so called
"birthmarks," known by anatomists as
noovi, when found on  certain regions
of the body
Tho writer goes on to show that the
onsquo or headpiece worn by warriors
in the ngo of chivalry would bo likely
to Irritate the cheek nnd nock in precisely ihose regions where he has found
the "birthmarks" thnt he believes to
xt summer, when, ,f ] ,„, "hereditary marks of knighthood."
ho proves to beO.K., another campaign ;Th„  argument  is   too    g to   follow
hero,  but  it seems plausible.    On
will  be mopped out
This would leave The Bel nm! Jennie
\V. to race. Rather u small percentage
of (he original collection.
John K. Swurts, owner of Darkey
Mnl, wns in Toronto recently, nml
when Bhown the report uboul his noire
going 10 race on tho Ico, laughed
heartily, for, us he suid, Dnrkoy Hal
nevor could puce oil ice, nnd even if
she  won1  in  racing condition,  which
not, of course, Ink,, the llnnl step in
it without believing thnt acqulrod
characteristics mny be Inherited—a
much -controverted question in biology
answered by most. Darwinists in The
nogatlvo, bm by many Proncb scholars
who aro rather nf ihe school „r !,„,„.
nick, iu ih,. affirmative, Biroux would
thus hnvo us bellovo, not porhaps iimt
the wearing of nu armored honduloeo
sin- is not, it would l.e lully to try to||,v „,„, Individual would affect nis do-
scendnnts, but that Mich a headpiece,
her in lhe whiter
I lew-ver, there will be plenty of
high-class In rses out this whiter, nud
the public will bo treated to some
capital contests,
A number of trniners iu the United
States hnve made slake entries for llie
Ottawa nnd Hull Driving Club's meetings nnd experience hns taught thom
tlmt il Inki's a real good liorse lo win
over hero on the ice, so it is a sure
thiiu. Ihoy will bring along somo good
«    *    «
The track nt Dufferin Park during
the pnst few dnys hns been really tho
best, iii its long history, and while thero
hns boon no iee, the footing colli,1 not
be improved upon for training purposes,
nnd the local trniners have not been
slow in tnking advantage of the favorable conditions.
In addition to tho work of "Big
Put," tho paeer that did so well tho
other day, several other steodB did
Aid. Sam Melirldo worked his trotter
Lcsa Vale, 2.21 Vi, a mile in 2.2.1 handily.
'1 nis tnnre is in rare good form right
now, and will surely give a good account of horself on nice day.
\nt Roy worked sever-il of the horses
owned by J. f- Orny, but none fust.
The little stnllion, Knight Onwnrdo,
2.1|l/i, was sent along a mile in 2.24,
which is the best any of this stable
hnvo been nsked to do. The Knight
looks exceptionally well, having taken
on considerable llesh si noo ho returned
pressing ngninst ihe 1 ks of ge'nera-
j  after generation in un armor-bearing family, Anally en.led by producing
resells hereditarily transmissible to
generations lhal Imd ceased to wear it.
Likewise transmitted were othor peculiarities, he thinks, such ns what lle
culls "the martial hand"—the modi-
Hem inn. engendered by constantly
wielding a sword.    Ho writes:
"This hand, whilo normally formed
on its back, is mueh swelled on its
palmar side by exaggeration of its
flexing musel.s. In its appearance it
resembles thnt of masons and laborers
who nlso, in handling trowel or pick,
or in driving the plow, hnvo frequently to clench the fist and bend the
lingers as in the exorcises of nrms. All,
as might bo foreseen, have powerful
grips. There is 0110 difference, however. When the nrms were held at the
sides, as in walking, tho masons and
farmers turn their hnnds backward, in
'pronation.'   Tho sons cf soldiers, on
g llie erupt
sion of seismic shocks were felt over a
wide urea, nnd they enusc.l much alarm
in Manila, until the Weather Bureau locuted the epicenter in the region of the
Tan! volonno. The pnrtiul vacuum produced at tne moment of the explosion
and the resulting diminution of atmospheric pressure set up strong winds
blowing in towanl the volonno. This
wind wns felt ns far nwny as Manilla
(llll miles). At points nenrer the volcano it assumed almost hurricano vio-
parties will have disappeared; thero will
he no fierce eontroversies to arouse pus-
sdon in our country. The last of thoso
controversies centred round the land
question, whieh has already been sot-
tied. Those in England who will bo
looking out for violent scenes, extravagant language, or revolutionary proposals will be woefully disappointed.
Car proceedings will be prosaic. Wo
will be engaged on tho work of en-
I denvonng to put our house in order,
and of Bottling questions whieh the imperial parliament was incapable of settling."
Mrs. Lois McKay Suffered From Pains
in the Back, Side and in the Region
of the Heart—Dodd's Kidney Pills
Cured Her
Tiverton, Dlgby Co., N.S.—Kvery day
seems to briny a message of che r for
the weak, rundown women of Canada.
Mr. nowmd It. h. Henry, of Winnipeg, a Rhodes scholar, has just won a
unique distinction nt Oxford. Me it>
tho only Canadian at either Oxford or
Cambridge this year to jet his full
blue, this being for Association football. An athlete receives his "blue"
in Kngland when ho has been chosen
and has competed as a member of a
representative university team or crew.
Mr. Henry, who has just completed his
course at Oxford; has also been called
to the English bar at the Inner Tem-
Co-day's mesi-yo comes from Mrs. Lois  pie,   London,   bolng  presented   by   Mr,
McKay, a well-known resilient of this
place. She, like others, lias found new
life in Dodd's Kidney Pills.
"Heforo I used Dodd's Kidney
Pills, ' Mrs. McKay states, "I sull'e ed
with a bad pain in my buck and side,
pains in my bowels, and sharp, cutting
pains around the heart.
"1 was always tired. Sometimes
when 1 sat down 1 could hardly yet up
out of the chair, lint thanks to Dodd's
Kidney I'ills, my pain is all gone and
my back is well. I have proven for
myself-that Dodd's Kidney Tills aro
good.1' Female trouble is nearly ulways
caused by diseased Kidneys, 'lhe position of the female organs aud the Kidneys shows how one is dependent on tho
Other. That's why weak womon Hnd
new life iu Dodd's Kidney Pills, 'luey
always euro diseased Kidneys.
Athorly Jones, M,P.,"nnd  wilt practise
law iu Winnipeg on  his return.
Mr. Henry is a nephew of Dr. fleoryo
A. Bingham, the well-known Toronto
Burgeon, ami of the hitter's brother,
Dr. II. s. Bingham, of Dovercourt road,
Richie's Antl ■Consumptive Syrup .is
ngrceable to the taste, and is a certain
relief for irritation of the throat that
eniipcs hacking coughs, If mod according to directions it will break the most
persistent cold, and restore the air passages to tlieir normal healthy condition.
There is no need to recommend it to
those familiar with it, but to those who
seek a sure remedy and are hi doubt
what to live, the advice is—try Hielile's
Syr u p.
You cannot afford brain-befogging headaches.
NA-BiSU-CO Headache Wafers
slop tliem In quick lime und clear your head. Tliey
do i "i oontaln either phenacolln, ooelanllld, morphine,
opium or any olher dangerous din., 25o. a lux at
your Driiiy:. I's. 121
Ql,T|ftN,|   Onilft   f..m CHEMICAL <*0.  OF CANADA.   UMITCD,
tteriulslto on tho Farm.—Every fnr-
mor ami stock-raiser Bhould koop n supply of Dr. Thomas' Eoloctrlo Oil on
hniid, not only as u ready roniody fur
ills in the fun lly, Imt because it is n
horso and i-n'lle medicine of grout po-
tenry. As a substitute for sweet oil for
horses hud cattle affected by colic it
fnr surpasses anything thnt can bo ad-
Thtn M-iiium li le Imnflrst1** for th" former to ir«'i swjr "-cm pn Ml lile owl «f hli
imd no we Imve be»n in ilu- nn.ln ImnlnoM "ince 1SH.J, wo «' M hs nulfl i" offur tho rnrmer
tlio bi'Ht idvlcfl poMlbl i Hm- iulije«t <■' nmrkelftii hli groin tu mlviWilnge,   Tlw doting
»f miviciii i'lii 1« t rgtimeni why grain should bfl luswr "• lirire.   writ* ui ror (nil purlieu-
htrs how t» ihln groin, md filin why wc contend ili.it markets ihould nol k» h'W*»r.
Bond un » ii «t 8 oiitioo iMtnnlfl tit yonr grnli ii we will grotto II nml riitIm foil Hn
nnl vnlue. Yon will Hum be' convinced, when ymi mnko roih|inrlion with ■]«« prloei.
tint Hiin in thfl only |trnnt.r wiiy ta mnrkct uri.in We nn- letyiiod »«" bonded, and wo
Ucfei-encr: Hunk of Hamilton, Winnipeg, Mnn. ,       _ ,,       ...
NOTE.—Potmen who ure netir enough the OreM Northern Itntlwny to Innd mm with
hnrtey nhould write Ul fur portli'iilnm about shipping lo Mnnoipnlll. Wfl nre neilitiK our
fmmcr ruMomen, who can ihtp hurley on thin road, from llie to 15a per Imihol mora ilinn
by shipping to cither Fort William or Port Arthur, beniden pnylug the aoo per buihul duly.
Oraln Exchange WlnnlpeftMan.
Plaster board take! the place of Lath, and ih hr«ni-n«t
The "Empire" brands of Woodfiber and Rardwall
Plaster for good construction.
The Manitoba Gypsum Co., Ltd.
The Ethics of Pig
(By 0. Henry)
" 'Well, well, well, good morning
all,' I Bays, hearty ami amiable/ 'So
we aro upf And piggy is having his
breakfast. What hml you intended
doing with that pig, Rufef'
41 'I'm going to crate him up,' says
Rufe, 'and express him to mn in
Mount Nebo. He'll be company for her
while 1 am away.'
He's a mighty fine pig,' says I,
On an east-bound train  I went intof    "So  1  attaches   Rufe,  and    WJ. go scratching him on the back.
the smoker ami found Jefferson Peters, [awny from Mount Nebo dowu into the
the onlv man with a brain west of tho ! lowlands. And all the wuy 1 coach
Wai ash  Kivir  who can  use  his core-  him for his pint in the grafts 1 had in
brum cerebellum, ami medulla oblongata at the same time.
Joff is in the lino of unillegal graft.
Ho is net to be dreaded by widows I
and orphans; ho is a reducer of sur-i
pi usage, llis favorite disguise is that
of the target-bird at which the upend-1
thrift or the reckless investor may j
shy a few inconsequential dollars. lie
is readily vocalized by tobacco; so,
with the* aid of two thick and easy-
burning bre\ an, 1 got the story of his i
latest Autulycun adventure. i
"ln my line of business," said Joff,
"the hardest thing is to Ilud aa up-i
right, trustworthy, strictly honorable j
partner tn work a graft with. Bomo
of the boat men I ever worked with iu '
a swindle would resort to trickery nt i
times. So last summer I thinks 1 will
go over into this section of coun Iry
where I henr the serpent, hits not yet
entered, umi see if J can find a partner naturally gifted with ,i talent for
crime, hut not yot contaminated hv
"I found a village that seemod to
shn.v the right kind of a layout. Tho
inhabitants hadn 't found cut that
Adaui had beeu dispossessed, and were
going right along naming tho animals
aud killing 'makes just as if they wero
in the Garden of Eden. They call
this town Mount. Nebo, and it's up near
the spot where Kentucky ami West Virginia and Nortli Carolina' comer together. Them States don't moot!
Well, it was iu that neighborhood, any-
"Aftor putting in a week ptovlng
1 wasn't a revenue officer, I went over
to Ihe store where tho rude four-Hush-
ers of the hamlet lieu, to see if I could
get a line on the kind of maa 1 wanted.
mind. J had idled nwny two mouth:
on the Florida coast, and wus feeling
nil to the Ponce de Leon, besides having so many new schemes up my sleeve
that I had to wear kimonos co hold 'em.
" I intended to assume a funnel
shape aud maw a path nine miles wide
through the fanning belt of the Middle
West; so we headed in that direction.
Hut when we got as far as Lexington
we found llinkley Brothers's circus
there, ami  tho    blue-grass    peasantry
romping  into  town  nnd  pounding  the	
Ilelgiaa blocks with their hand pegged There ain't airv other man that" eould
sabots as artless and arbitrary as uii.imV|. done it.    if I over have a fireside
You called him a lot of names
last night,' says Kufe.
" 'Oh; well,1 says I, 'he looks better
to me this morning. 1 wns raised on
a farm, and I 'm very fond of pigs. J
used tO go to beil at sundown, so 1
never saw ono by lamplight before.
Tell you what I'll do, Kufe,' I says.
'I'll give you ten dollars for that pig '
" ' I reckon I wouldn't sell this
shoat/ says he. 'Jf it wus auy other
one 1 might.1
" 'Why net this one?' I asked, fearful that he might know something.
"'Why, because,' snys he, 'it. was
the grandest achievement of my lifi
extra session of a Datto Bryan dumn.
1 never pass a circus without pulling
the valve-cord ami coming down for
ami children, I'll sit beside it ami tell
in hew their daddy toted off a shotit
from a whole circus full of people. And
little Key West mmuy; so 1^ engaged a ni,lvbe my grandchildren, too.'They'll
whole   passel.
was two tents,
ouple  of rooms nml  board  fur   Knfo
nnd   me  at  a   house  near  the    circus
certainly  be   proud
Why,' says he, 'there
grounds run by a widow lady named om, ' „peain * into tho other. This
J'oovy. Then 1 took Kufe to a cloth- !s|,0!lt was on a platform, tied with u
ing store aud gent _ outlined him. Ho ntti,. chain. I seen a giant ami a lady
Me snowed up strong, as I know he; with n fine chance of bushv white hair
would, after he wus rigged up iu tlio j„ the other tent. J got the shunt and
ready* tnado rutabaga regalia. Mo crawlod out from umler tho canvas
ami old Mlsfltsky stuffed him Into again without his squeakin' as loud as
bright  blue suit with a  Nile green Q mouse.   1 put him under my coat, ami
visible plaid ell'ect, ami riveted on a
fancy vest of u liglit Tuskegeo Normal
tan color, a rod necktie, and the yellowest pair of shoes in town.   '
They were the first clothes Kufe had
ever worn except the gingham layette
and the butternut top-dressing of his
native kraal, and ho looked as self-
conscious as an Igorrote with a new
nose ring.
"That night I went down to the
circus tents and opened a small shell
game, Kufe wns to bo the cupper,
I gave hiin a roll of phony currency
to bet with and kept a bunch of it
iu a spoeial pocket to pay his winnings
out of.      Nu;   1 didn't mistrust  him;
Gentlemen,' pay's I, after wo had ,,ut ' simply «'«»'t manipulate tho ball
rubbed noses ami gathered 'round the
dried-apple barrel, "I don't suppose
there's another community in the whole
world into which sin und chicanery has
less extensively permeated than tins.
Life here, wliere all the women aro
brave and propitious and all the men
honest and expedient, must indeed bu
an idol. Jt reminds me/ says I, 'of
Goldstein's beautiful ballad entitled
IITho Deserted Village," which says:
" '111 fares the land, to hastening ills
a prey;
What art can drive its charms awny;
The judgfl rodo slowly down tho lane,
For I'm to be Queen of tho May.'
" 'Why, yes, Mr. Peters) says tho
'Storekeeper, 'I reckon wo air about as
moral and torpid ■; community as thero
be on th" mounting, according to censuses of opinion; but 1 reckon you ain't
over met Rufe Tatum.'
"'Why, no,' says tho town constable, 'he can't hardly havo ever.
That air Kufo is shoro the moustronsest
scalawag that has escaped hangiu' ou
tho galluses. And that puts mo ia
mind that I ought to have turned Kufo
out of the lockup day before yesterday.
The thirty days ho got for killin'
Ynnee Qoodloe was tip then. A day
or two more won't hurt Kufe, iny,
' 'Shucks, now,' says I, in tho mountain idiom, 'dou't tell mo there's a man
in Mount Nebo as bad as that.'
" 'Worse,' says the storekeeper. 'Ho
steals hogs/
"I think I will look up this Mr.
-atuiu; so a day or two after tho ron-
stabte turned him out 1 got acquainted
with him ami invited him out on tho
edge of town to sit on a Jog and talk
"What I wanted was a partner with
a natural rural make-up to play a part
in some little one-act outrages that I
was going to book with the I'itfall and
Qln circuit tu pome of tho Western
towns; a.id this K. Tatum was bora for
the role ns sure as nature cast Fair
banks for the stair that kept EliZQ
from  sinking into the river.
"lle was about the size of a first
baseman; ami he had ambiguous bin?
eyes like a china dog on the mantelpiece that Aunt Ilar.iet used tn play
With when she was a child. Mis hair
waved a little bit like the statue of
the diekns thrower in the Vacation at
Rome, but the color of it reminded you
of the 'Suncot in the Orand Canon by
au Amorlcan ar,.../ that they hung
over the stovepipe holes iu the sailings,
lle  was  (lie  Ifolib,  without   needing a
1 must have passed a hundred folks
before I got out whero the streets was
dark. T reckon I wouldn't sell that
shoat, Jeff. I'd want ma to keep it,
so there'd be a witness to what I
" 'The pig won't live long enough/
I says, 'to use as nn exhibit in your
senile fireside mendacity. Your grandchildren will have to tako your word
for it. I'll give you one hundred dollars for rhe animal.'
"Kufe looked at me astonished.
"The shoat can't be worth anythiug like that to you/ he says. 'What
do you want him for?'
" 'Viewing me easuislicnlly/ says T,
with a rare smile, 'you wouldn't think
that I'vo got nn artistic side to my
temper. But 1 have. I'm a collector
of pigs. I've scoured tlio world for
unusual pigs, Over in tho Wabash
Valley 1 'vo got a hog ranch with most
ovjry specimen on it, from a Morino
to a Poland China. This looks liko a
blooded pig to me, Rufe/ says T. 'I
believe it's a genuine Berkshire. That's
why I'd like to have it.""
" 'I M shore like to accommodate
you/ says he, 'but I've got tho artiB-
tic tenement, too. 1 don't aee why it
ain't art when you ean steal a shoat
better than anybody else ean. Shouts
is a kind of inspiration and genius
with me.. Specially tins one, J wouldn't
take two hundred ami tlfty for that
"'Now, listen/ Fays I, wiping ofl'
my forehead. 'It's not so much a matter of business with me as it is art;
and not so much art as it is philanthropy.    Being a connoisseur and  dis
other opening, set his sights, and gave
Mm such a kick that he went out ihe
other end of tho alley twenty feet
ahead of his squeal.
'Then   1   paid   Unrle  Ned  his fifty
cents, ami walked.down to the newspaper otlice.    I wanted to hear it in
obi  syllables.    I  got tho advertising
mau to his window.
" 'To decide a bet/ says T, 'wasn't
the man who had this ml. put in last
night short ami fat, with Jong, black
whiskers and a club-foot?'
' 'He was not/ says the man. 'He
would measure about six feet by four
and a half inches, with corn-silk hair,
and dressed like the pansiea of the conservatory/
"At dinner time I went back to Mrs.
" 'Shall I keep seme soup hot for
Mr. Tatum till Ito comes back?' she
" 'If you do, mn'am/ says 1, 'you'll
more than exhaust for firewood all
(he coal in the bosom of the earth ami
all the forests on the outside of it.'
"So there, you see/' said Jefferson
Peters, in conclusion, "how hard it is
ever to find a fair-minded and honest
' lint/'  1   began,  with  the  freedom
of long acquaintance, "the rule should
work both ways.    If yon had offered j
to  divide  the  reward  you   would  not
have lost -—"
Jeff's look of dignified reproach stopped me.
"That don't involve the same prin*
iples at all," said he. "Mine wan a
legitimate and moral attempt at
Speculation. Buy low and sell high—
lon't Wall Street indorse itf Bulls
and boars ami pigs—what's the diflor-
etieof Why not bristles as well as
horns nnd fur?"
In the United States the motor ear  in the United Kingdom, witl. a view to
to lose when 1 see real money bet. My
fingers go on a strike every time 1 try
1 set up my little tnblo and began
to ahow them how easy it was to guess
which shell the littlo pea was umler.
Tho unlettered hinds gathered in a
thick semi-circle and began to nudge
elbows and banter oue another to bet.
Then was when Kufe ought to have
single-footed up and called the turn on
the little joker for a few tens and fives
to get them started. But, on Kufo,
I'd seen him two or three timos walking about and looking ut the side-show
pictures with his mouth full of peanut
candy; but he never came nigh.
"tho crowd piked a littlo; but trying to work the shells without a cap
per is tike fishing without bait. I
closed the game with only forty-two
dollars of the unearned increment, while
J had been counting on yanking the
yeomen for two hundred at least. I
went home at eleven ami went to bod.
1 supposed that the circus had proved seminutor of pigs, I wouldn't feel like
too alluring to Kufe, and that ho had I'd done my duty to the world unless
succumbed to it, concert and all; but I j 1 added that Berkshire to my collection,
meant to give him a lecture on gonoral Not intrinsically, hut according to tho
business principles in the morning. ethics   of   pigs   as   friends    nnd     eo-
" J list after Morpheus had got both lad.pitors of mankind, 1  oiler you five
my shoulders to the shuck mattress 1
hears it houseful of unbecoming and ribald noises like a youngster screeching
with green-apple colic. I opens my
door and calls out in tho halt for the
widow lady, ami when she sticks her
head out, i says; 'Mrs. Peevy, ma'am,
would you mind choking ofl* that kid
of yours so that honest people can get
their rest?'
" 'Sir/ says she, 'it's no child of
mine. It's the pig squealing that your
friend Mr. Tatum brought home to his
room a couple of hours ago. Aud if
you are uncle or second cousin or brother to it, J'd appreciate your stopping
its mouth, sir, yourself, if you please/
"I put on some of the polite out-
side habiliments of external society and
went into Kufe's room, lie had gotten up and lit his lamp, ami was pouring some milk iuto a tin pan ou the
floor for n dingy-white, half-grown,
squealing pig,
"Uow is this, Kufe?' snys 1. 'You
llinillnmmcd in your part of the work
tonight and put the game on crutches.
And how do you explain the pig? Jt
looks like back-sliding to me.'
" 'Now, don't be tot.- hard oa me,
.lefl'/ says le. 'Vou know how long
I've been used to Bleating shoats. It's
'got to bfl a habit with ine. And tonight, when J see vm h a fine chum-o, J
couldn't help takin' it.'
f    "'Well/   says   I,    'maybe    you've
really got  kloptoplgla,     And   maybe
tone!,.     You'd have known him for one I wl"'" Wfl *e1 ,0B} « '£? Plg belt,>*9u'11
even  If you u  seen  him  on  tho vi e-ltl,n'   •v,,u(1'.  mlml. t0   WW   "S?   m0re
V...0  stage with  one cotton lUSpeudor »"»»»«««»;   me.comhtct.      Whv   you
and a hiuiw over his ear. ' \^0^   *»nl   to  stum   your  sou    with
"I  told  him  what    I   wanted,    DI,d fucJ '.l ?■»»*•&»■ f"bl*TLn/Hd' p.-r-
fOUm  readv to jump at the   ob     '   v«*i  "»»»«   boMt  ,,rt  ,ll"t   '   CH" fc
'"Overlooking such'a  IrlvW llttlo un
pOfcadlllo as the  habit  of laaiislanght  |
er/ snys I, 'what have you accomplish
ed  in  the wny of indirect   brigandage!
hundred dollars for tho animal
" Mod',' snys this pork esthete, 'it
ain't money; it's sentiment with me.'
" 'Seven hundred/ says J.
" 'Make it eight hundred/ says
Kufo, 'and I'll crush the «ciitiment
out of my heart/
' T went under my clothes for my
monoy-bolt, and counted him out forty
twenty-dollnr  gold  certificates
"'I'll just take him into my own
room/ says T, 'and lock him up till
nfter breakfast.'
"I took tho pig by tho hind leg.
He turned on a squeal liko tho steam
colliope at thc circus.
"Let me tote him in for you/ says
Rufe; nnd he picks up the beast under
one arm, holding his snout with the
other hand, and packs him into my
room liko a sleeping baby.
"After breakfast  Kufe, who had a
chronic case of haberdashery ever since [
I   got  his  trousse
he   will   amble
and look over some royal-purple socks.
And then I got ns busy as a one-armed
man with the nettle-rash pasting on
wall-paper, 1 found an old negro man
with an express wagon to hire; ami we
tied the pig in a sack ami drove down
to the circus grounds.
"I found Oeorge B. Tapley in a
Mltle tent with a window flap open, lie
wns a fattish man with an immediate
eye, iu a black skull'Cup, with a four
ounce diamond screwed into the bosom
of his red sweater.
Are  you   Oeorge  It.  Tapley?"   J
How did an American named Shus-
tor make so much troublo between
l'ersia ami Russia? Who is this Mr.
Sinister, anyway?
William Morgan Shuster is a young
American lawyer, thirty-four years old,
who was appointed Treasurer-Oeneral
of Persia a few months ago, on recommendation of President Taft. Persia's finances woro in a bad way. So
tho Persian government, thinking that
tho United States had no axe to grind
iu Persian aflairs, appealed to Taft
to send over a smart mau to put the
KlnpiroV finances on a business basis.
Taft picked out Shuster. Tlmt young
mnn had already straightened out a
customs and tariff mix-up in Cuba and
atso in tho Philippines, when Taft was
Governor of thoso islands Shuster
wns handy, having gono back to Washington in lf)0i> to practise law; and
when tho President advised him to go
to Persia, ho went.
Sinister took four other young Americans with him, and proceeded with a
high hand to straighten out thc Persian national finances. Russia didn't
like the process. Shuster's friends al-
say that both Russia ami Great
Britain sought to tic his hnnds. Be
that as it may, open trouble started
early last October, when tho Persian
government decided to seize the property of the ex-Shah's brother because
of his support of an attempted revolution (backed. Sinister says, by Russia). Russian soldiers opposed the seizure, but it was finally made. This was
followed by an ultimatum from Russia.
During this trouble the iVrslnn government has fhown signs of backing
down. But Sinister hasn't; so, practically, Russia has declared war on
him. Sinister claims he has been un
fairly treated by both Uussin and Oreat
Britain, although he had been assured
by both thcEo powers that his appointment was agreeable to them. He has
sent to the London Times long lists
of acts committed by Russia, with the
consent of Britain (he says), which ill
the caso of a stronger country than
Persia would have beeu acts of war.
Sinister claims that l'ersia is independent, and is sticking to his guns.
Young Shuster is six feet tall, brond
In proportion, ami handsome—a regular financial soldier of fortune pf the
Kit hard Harding Davis type.
that   yon
■ thnn "0111(111111 powers of ration .iml
il. or without pride, intelligence. He walked half across
the room ou his hind tegs a while, ago.'
" 'Well, I'm going back to bed/ says
I. 'See if you can impress it upon
your friend's idea of Intelligence that
i.e's not to make so much noise,
or  nou-iiititiuable  (liril'tin
could point to
np  an  evidence   of your qualification
for (he posit inn?'
"'Why/ says he, in his kind of
Southern system of procrastinated accents, 'hain't you hoard tell? Thero
nin't any man, black or whito, in tho
Blue B idgo that ean tote off a shoat.
os easy as I cnn without bein' heard)
seen, or cotchod. I enn lift a shout/
he goes on, 'out of a pon, from uuder
n porch, nt tho trough, in the woods,
day or night, anywhere or anyhow,
mid I gnnrnntee nobody won't hear a
squeal. It's all in tho way you grab
hold of 'em aad carry 'om afterwards.
Some day/ goes on tnis gentle despoiler
of pig-pens, M hope to become reciter-
nized as the champion Rhoat-stealer of
the world/
" 'It's propor to be ambitious/ says
I; 'nml hogstenting will do very well
fo- Mount Nebo; but In the outside
world, Mr. Tatum, It would be considered up crude a piece of business ns a
bear raid on Bay Stato Ons. However, it will do as a guarantee of good
fnith. We'll go into purine ship. I've
got n thousand dollars rash capital;
in d with that homewnrdptoilH    atoms-
"'Why,  .lefl"/  said   he,  *you  nin't
in  sympathy  with  shouts.    You don't
urnh'tsltiiid   '(-ui   like   I   do,    This  here
ins to me to be an animal of more
flowers in my front yard this morning.
I'll take the five thousand dollars in
large hills, if it's handy/
"Oeorge M. hustles out of his tent,
and asks me to follow.   We went into
ono of the side-shows.    In  there was
"'Ho wns hungry/Bays Rufe.'He'll a  jet   black   pig  with  a  pink   ribbon
go to sleep ami keep quiet, now/ [around   h'    neck   lying  on   some   hay
"I always get up  beforo breakfast land   eating   carrots  that   a   man   was
and read the morning paper whenever feeding him
I happn to be within the radius of a
Hoe  cylinder or a  Washington  hand-
press.     The   next   morn iug   1   got   up
early,  and   found   a   Lexington   daily
on the front porch where tho earner
had thrown it.   Thc first :hing I saw
in it was a double-column ad. on the
front page thnt read like this:
The above amount will be paid, and
no questions asked, for tbe return, alive
nml   uninjured  of  Beppo,  the  famous
Kuropeau educated pig, that strayed or
was stolen from the sideshow tents of
Binkley Bros/ circus Inst night.
Oeo. B. Tapley, Business Manager.
At the circus grounds.
I   folded   up   tlm
Montngue Olass, author of the Perl-
mutter and Potash stories, is described
as a husky individual, a semi-biuiietto
sixd'ootor, with a clean-shaven face,
[metal-rimmed eye-glasses, a six-horse-
jaui'sayfi'V believes power voice (muffled), a ready smile,
down to Mtsfltsk.y's|am' a boyish manner. They say, too,
he always sits, by preference, iu a
Mnwruss chair.
Mr. Olass is not an American by
birth. lie first saw the light in Kngland, but landed iii New Vork at the
age of fourteen and has been thero ever
since. lie has a worn ler till fund of
Information about the Jewish types he
portrays, He is a .lew himself, aud
knocks about New York, constantly
making observations of people liko
Mnwruss and Abo. He doesn't think
there are any sudden BUCOOSflOS. lie
snys he walked many years before he
made ''a hit" with Ins stories, and he
believes his early ones were as good
as ihose he is writing uow. Moct people
will probably agree with him iu this,
for. ns a matter of fact, they are get-
ling a trllle monotonous. Sir. Glass
did a little reporting, but has had really
N'oilher/snyi I.   ' I've got Meppo, I, oWBpJipcr experience to speak  of.
ducatod bog, in a sack in tnat ,11,. takes about three weeks to write
1 found him rooting up tho|o story, and can't compose at a typewriter.   His wife types for hltn.
Mr. Olass thinks America is the most
interesting part of the world, and says
tnat the people of this continent are
more intelligent than thoso of Europe,
He observes that "thero mny be less
of the highest culture here in gonoral,
but there is far less stupidity and far
more information."
1 swear it/ savs he.
" 'Well, I've got It,' fays I.
"'Deslgttftto/ snys he. 'Are you
the guinea pig for the Asiatic python
er the alfalfa for the sacred buflulo.'
up   the   paper   tlat,   put
it   into   my   inside   pocket,  ami   went
phere of vours we ought to be able to fo Kufe'e room.    He was nearly dress-
win out a few shnres of Soon Parted,/'1', ft'"'  wn» feeding the pig thc  rest [nearest   alley.    There   I   took   out.  my
preferred, in the money market/ jof tho milk and some apple-peelings.    I»>igf got  the  ratigo  carefully for the
Hev, Mae/ calls 0. B. 'Nothing
wrong with the world-wide tins morning, is there?'
" 'Him? No/ snys the man. 'He's
got an appetite like a chorus girl at
1 a.m/
"'llow'd you get this pipe?' snys
Tapley to me. 'Muting too many pork
chops Inst night?'
"I pulls out tho paper and shows
him the ad.
" 'Fake/ snys ho. 'Don't know
anything about it. You've beheld
with your own eyes the marvellous
world-wide porcine wonder of Mm four-
footed kingdom eating with pre-
nntural sagacity his matutinal meal,
unstrayed and unstole.   Oood morning/
"1 was beginning to see. I got in
tho wagon and told Uncle Ned to drive
to   tlm   most   ad iacent   orifice   of   the
ndustry is growing ''y leaps and
bounds, states Mr. Consul-Oeueriil Bennett, in his annual report dealing with
the States of New York, Jersey, Rhode
Island and Connecticut. Whereas in
I.IPS, I0,;t7!> ears were turned out, the
number of I1HIH was 04,801, or mi increase of ISO per cent. Mr. Bennett
tpiotes from the Scientific American to
show that this success is due to the
employment of specialised machinery,
and to efficient organisation. Instiud
of turning out a hand built car with
infinite trouble ami pains, American
workshops now produce from Ull to 40
cars a day, turned out by automatic
ma-.hiues, as It were. Tho following
are some of the expedients for minimi/.-
iug hand labor:
lu tiio modern motor enr factory the
cold chisel and hammer are replaced
by th" power cirtter ami the planer,
the emery grimier doing the work of
the file, ami a multiple of gang drills
performing operations that formerly required the use of a dozen drill presses,
Oearcutting machinery hns well nigh
become perfected, and in consequence
most radical changes have been made
; ia the designs of the machines used for
j boring ami.grinding the cylinders and
for fating ofl the crank cases ami Bung up their bearing centres.
Cylinder boring is accomplished by
the use of a battery of boring mills,
several of which cnn bo attended to
by one man. Nearly all cylinders for
motor cms nre now ground before installation iu the complete motor. Tins
operation is believed to udd much to
the efficiency of the modern car. The
crank cases of the majority of tho motors of to-day nre of aluminum. The
operation of smoothing otf the upper
surface of the crank capes is effected
by means of a vertical mill and a disc,
to winch are attached several cutting
tools. The facing off of the entire sur
face by this too), which is known as
a "cathead," may be done with great
The treatment of bearings supplies an
example of how by means of modern
shop machinery a multiplicity ol
operations is done nway with. Mnny
motors aro designed with two cam
shafts, and these, wilh a three or flvo-
bearing crank shnft, may mako necessary as many ns fifteen bearings in a
singlo crank ense. Many of theso ere
of different sizes, nnd yet machines are
in use which will cut or bore all of
these at once. Jn addition to this,
some of these machines uro equipped
with a vertical spindle nnd cathead
that will face off tho upper Bide of the
crank ense at the same time. As the
various bearings of the ernnk ense will
bo located on threo parallel lines corresponding to the positions thnt the
crank shaft nnd cam shafts will occupy
whea assembled, only three splndlflo are
necessary for this bearing, cutting machine Each spindle is provided through
out its length with slots in which adjustable cutting tools may bo placed,
and by setting these at the required
length, tho proper cut for each bearing
will bo mado when tho spindles are removed and the bed to which tlm crunk
ease is secured is moved to form the
One of tho most useful tools brought
to the nid of motor car manufacturers,
and ono that enables them to turn out
a great amount of high-class work in
n short time, is n multiple or gang drill.
Tho individual spindles of such a machine are connected to the power shaft
by a pair of universal joints, and by
means of these any drill may be moved
to any place within a limited mlius.
Whea moved to tho proper position,
the drill may bo set aud locked, and
by obtaining thn right combination of
positions of the different drills a set
of several holes may be drilled iu a
surface at thc same time. Absuit't.i
accuracy go far ns the proper location
of these holes is concerned is obtained
by means of a jig. By the use of on i
such machine properly set, nne antomo
bile factory can drill all four holes in
Mm bearing caps of two connecting rods
at the same timo with scarcely auy
more trouble than would be required to
drill a single hole. Tho same type
machine, when set for different work,
can drill all the holes of different aimt
necessary in the upper surface of the
crank case; nml hero too, the use of a
iig makes the nearly automatic results
far more accurate than could ever bo
obtained by trusting to a workman's
eye and hand.
The advantnge of fhe gang drill is
particularly noticeable when used in a
motor cast eu bloc, that is with ull four
cylinders CO St in ono piece, hi ona
factory in which such motors are made,
u double multiple drill is used with
the spindles so set that every hole re
quired in ench cylinder may bo drilled
in tWO ''listings at OQCO. This really
means that eight cylinders can receive
tholr full ipiota of drilled boles simultaneously. One American factory has
installed a machine that will grlud
four valves of a motor nt the Mime
time and with mi more attention from
the operator thau though he were confining himself to one valve. This valve
grinder is in realilv a converted quad'
ruple drill press, having the spindles
Iriveii by bevel gears connected to a
common power shnft.
increasing the output of British car*.
I, too, have been in A val on,
,Aud    walked    its    shadowy    groves
And tained with Boauty, dead and gone,
Ami Love that livus in ancient song.
Yea, I have been in Avnlon—
Therefore it is my. brow is waa.
Palo violet wore the belting seas,
And violet, loo, both peak and vale;
Ami umemeuibcring over these
The  heaven  like' a  violet  pale;
And cliff ami  mountain o'er the deep
J-et down their streams as if asleep.
No suu 1 saw; I saw no moon;
But twilight seemed  forever thero,
With glimmering starlight all a swoon,
AboVQ the blue and quiet air,
While ull  around,  ftom cast  tu  west,
The conaecration Jay of rest.
Here saw 1 queens of old romance,
Aud shadowy kings of legend  pass;
And on their brows ami in their glance
1 rend their dreams as iu a glass,
And, of my soul remembered yet,
Tie dreams have taught mo to forget.
Buthi their hearts my heart could read
No memory of whut had been,
No old regret for thought or deed,
Or  that  they  ouce   woro   king and
Thoy  had  forgotten nil   thereof—
The hato of earth as well as love.
Long time I spake them, dim, npnrt;
Long time L talked  with queeu aad
While through the heaven of my heart
Oblivion trailed a twilight wing,
And on my spirit's lifted brow
Wns poured tho peuce that huuuts it
Yen, I hnvo beon iu Avnlon,
The  faery isle  mid faery seas;
Therofore it is my faco is wan,
My heart at peace remembering these;
It may not be, and yet J seem
Poievcr waking from a dream.
Tho Oermnn Naval Lenguo hns jubI
tested tho work of nn inventor of
Nuremberg, a ship to run without a
crow. A transmitter with a mnst similar to that used iu wireless telegraphy
commands tho ship, which works systematically during a period of hours.
The ship turns to right and to left,
backs nnd comes to n stop ns if run by
n mnn in the engine-room. Multicolored lights show tho manoeuvres to
tho men nshoro.
This practical invention is now under
study In the Oermnn navy. Primarily
destined for use in connection with the
discharge nf torpedoes, it is now under
oxpert consideration as n medium for
the control of dirigible balloons. Kite
provided with photographic apparatus
ami steered by Hertzian waves will be
a new accessory of thc German army.
I am the pillars of the house;
'J'ho keystone of the arch am I.
Take nu away, and roof and wall
Would full to ruin utterly.
1 am thc lire upon the hearth,
I am the light of the good sav,
I am the heat that warms the earth,
Which else were colder thau a stone.
At mo the children warp their hands;
1 am their light of love alive.
Without mo cold the hearthston > stands
Nor could the precious children thrive.
I am th    twist tjmt holds together
The children in its sacred  ring,
Their knot of love, from whose close
No lost child goes a-wanderiiif,
I am tie) house from floe to roof,
I deck the walls, the board I spread;
T spin tke curtains, warp and woof,
And shake the down to be their bed.
I am their wall against all danger,
Their   door   agaiust the  wind   and
Thou whom a woman laid  in  manger,
Tako ino not till the children growl
Above  the smothering town  she  sails
So cool, so fur, so careless, so apart—
She   hears   uo  cry   from   any   choking
She knows not mad nppeal nor breaking heart,
Straining   tirod   eyes  from    this  dim,
tortured place]
Wo strive—poor drivers iu the city's
Po seo reflectod in her silvern face
Some dreaming garden-oloso whereon
she shines.
All tho miichines and tools described
above nre intended for the rapid manufacture of parts in quantities, but in
order to obtain the greatest efficiency
from a plant, these machines must be
supplemented by a system that provides
for tho equally rapid disposal of the
parts so completed, and the idea is to
utilize tho parts produced daily in the
construction of complete motors without accumulating a stock of various
parts for which thero is no immediate
aeed. It is said that tlieir system has
beon carried to such a high state of
efficiency in one of the large factories
that .'t;"i cars have been completely as-
sembled in one day by .'10 men. The
keynote to Mio system is team work
and $o grouping the men that three
men can work on two cars at once,
each knowing exactly what ho has to
do and being able to keep out of the
way of the others.
These improved American methods,
it is added, are about to bo adopted
Ooveruor llaraton of Ohio, at the
Governors' Convention at Spring Lako,
dllUlisiod a political rumor wilh au up-
[ propria to >\o,\.
i "There is j-ist as much truth in this
rumor,' ho said, "as iu the industry of
'1 Irod Tim.
" 'Tim,* said a gentleman, suspicious-
| ly, 'I thought yuu had a job.1
I     "'Ho  I   havo, sir,'    Tim    answered,
looking Up from a large glass of beer.
'I put on the dots iu a domino factory/
" 'Well, then, why a:en'l you working T-said the gentleman.
" 'They're mnking double blanks todny, sir,' said Tim."
"I always understood these summer
girls were fickle—no constancy, you
know—no lasting faith/
" 'Well?' said another clubman.
"'Well, by Jove!' snid the first
speaker, 'I proposed to u summer girl
last august at Asbury Park, had no
end of larks—bathing, moonlight strolls
and so on—and now, you know '
"Ho heaved a long, long sigh.
" 'Now, you know, by Jove! it looks
ns if I was in for a breach of promise
BUlt/ "
Colonel Robert M. Thompson, at a recent dinner iu New York, said of the
feminist movement:
"The women who go In for this
movement have usually poor sticks for
husbands. But perhaps I should sny,
Instead of poor sticks for husbands,
telescope? for husbands."
Ami  then  Colonel Thompson  am lied.
"Tho telescope husband/' he explained, "is the sort that cnn be drawn
out, seen through, and thon shut ap." THE ISL.\NPKR. (TMP.KlU.AS't), C.P
Furniture,   Wallpa
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Etc. Etc
A sice line of Iron
_   $4 to $40
gumBerfcmd §afc.
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We wish our many friends
and patrons
R Happy and
New Year
and hope that the year
1912 will be a prosperous
one to all.
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notice to contractors
QEALED IEMDEka, bui..''s<-hI> -
^ "Tender 'or L uk-upand C<u.-ulii '
Quarters, Qumhintki C. ve," wiii be ie-
ueived by the Hon. the Minister f P. t»
lie Works up to 12 o'clock noon of Wednesday, the 7th day of February, 1HI2,
for the erection and completion of a tiv.
room two-cell lockup md Constnh '
Q mrters at Quathinski 0"Ve, Valile 1
U >d, in Uiu Comox Electoral Diatnei
B. 0.
Plans, specifioAtlons, contract, and
f tins f tei der m »y be seen • n <
after ihe 18th day of January, 1912,
at the offices of the Guvernnient Agfius
Cumberland and Nauaimu; the Coi.uu-
ble in charge. Qimthiaski Cove; and
tne Department cf Public W..rk», Pr-
li ment Buildings, Victoria.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cinque ur certificate of deposit un a chartered bank of
Canada, made payable to the Hon, the
Minis tei <>f Public Wnrks, for the sum
ut fyibQ, winch shall bo forfeited if H,e
phi ty (enduring duclino to enier in'o eio.>
trtci wheu called upon to du bo, oi if hu
fui to complete the work c mracted f -r.
The chtques or cettiHc'ttes uf deposit
of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned tu them upun the execution of tie
Tenders will nut be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, iigi ed
with the actual signature uf the tenderer.
and enclosed in tie envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender nut necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer,
Department of Public Worh,
Victoria, B.C.. January 10th 191%,
jftDlS feb7
Statement of Receipts and Ex-
pe dilutes ui tie uy of
Cumberland for lie
i'ea 1911.
I'.ul. un l.iiihi .imi. l-i, Ti,..,$ 981.41
I'riulra license  )t|!)7. U
Koal estate  H779.4G
I'rniii nccnunl      4u i I
iSciiVi'iijjBr uccuunt   1.431.ai
Sonles       :'4.
Mall nccount     4S0.' 0
WtUeliiimii ,....'     CH1.0U
SllllMplBI-MUIII         17UU
Duytiui        * I.Hi
1'i-si liouw      8 . 0
Foilllillimillut  1   ,,,
I'ciluv ihiuim ilujs    7 1.7
Itoiui lax      826.1.'.
•Sllvut iicrtilllil         ■_', I
Total receipts
Jil •■■1)1.7
Aili'eniniiijj     $ U>2"0
J. Alliums   SUU.00
Until iii'i'uiiiit  4L,l!).(iL'
Uog tagH  8.
Eluoliiiii account  111.20
t'uel account  33.2ft
Fire protection  61.3
Julm 1!. Gray  960. 0
Hull itcuouiit , 106 i'i
Health i.ccollllt....  'J17-2
liiieie.-l account  22*7.20
Light account  4iM.4t
Repayment loun   10U0.00
V, Monaco  1080.00
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pleaieretyrn to ihU ulhooaud receive i,
FUl'ND.-A red lieifer a'nut Iw.
yeirniild. 0.lier can have fame byap
plyiiiK i" J .Iin King, imj'iiiu keeping e»
pen* w ami f ir tle-i ail.
A lev hi ruuiii house in excellent hi -
tiuii, an follow.:—Three bedruoiiiH,
tiiiK room, bin kitchen, pautry, littln-
witn bathtub. Outside ei'y liiuita,
Iota, all cleirtd, price $14,1)0. 'J'hi« is a
snap and a splendid opportunity fur any
.uie in need uf a uioe, ooinforftble home
F.ir particulars apply at the Islsnder
Dice.    .
Kon Sale—a Mosoti it Rlsclm upright piano in lirst ela-« coinlii n
Cont $100.00; will <cll for |250.(,0
cash. Apply at P. tt r's Pool oom,
IJuusinuir iivoiiu'.
LOST—a sold vto'clt ami olmin on
Deceniljoi 27th, between P. MoNcvin'a
Boarding houaeuiid tiie landing tn Nn
7. Finder will Im suitably rewarded
for returning same to
Elijah   SjhtuUHBT,
Magistral 'soffi,.       ..    .
W. Ale I ,.,
A. MfK ii   	
Office accouui	
tfest   bouse    ..
I'll   I,   IICCIIIIIII   .     .
Police .sunn.ii	
Real estate rofuuil	
Homl lux I'iiiinl 	
Ami-tiilier 8y $ 80. 0
U l':C. Municipal! J" 10.00
Auditor  10. U
Sport...,  2". IIO
P. P. Harrison  l-V 0
P. Iiuuii  80.00
E.G. Prior  70.'00
A, B. AloQuarrie    .. 12-i, O
Insurance   UU. 0
Dr. Gillespie  10. U
Tupper & Griffin  26.00
1. 15. Uate  2.").'U
I). Hunden  4U.I0
Sundries  117.00
Feed  1S6E0
Blacksmith  49.50
Harness   and   repair 84.85
H. Grant i Co  1'.6'»
Sundries  i.'fi.l)7
42 . 0
189; U
80. U
3 4.82
Sidjwalk acoount	
Scavenger account..,   89.00
Labor      49.3
Bucketse.lc     26.50
Horse hire 0
Receipt nlaiiks	
Scale acoount      7.M
Streot Account   7" 1.60
Tool account    84.10
John Thomson  068.2">
Public it high schuul   fSll.OG
Totul expriiiliiinvs        810874.83
Total expenditure on account
of city and school £1.'i874 38
Ti.tal ivivi|K  15631.77
Showingn ileli.ii iif     842. ii
Drlllilllil U,n  |l,,yu|   Bank...   J0'« .' 0
llelicil ,    842.- fl
Balaiic. cub    ii   .u„l       057.4
Slati'ini'iii ufassel* ami  ll.-.liiliiics of
llle I 'orpiira inu of the I'ily
ni Cuinbeilaiid, It, O,
Ass i-
 i i|'' on Imiiii  $ j;| ,(JC
11 nl estate arrears  1290.7:1
Se.iveiigni ai'i'.-ais       ;)7 g
Shortage   in l.'.a'l gi„i,i  (■',,■
quarter en ling -iep ;! /   ||      B| ,„,
I'utal assets   1M'H.17
Kst llllll,il lulu s —
City luiililinga and  lots  $2 0".''
Central school ^  ]tr i nir
Bire li .11 and n| paral us ....     }        „
San1  2 o.oo
Morse, mtgun, carl,   li mess      ioo.oii
• ■ i-i:t.  lui'piiiil Boo.oc
D iiuitnl losns Royal	
li.mk of Canada, carried
f rwa rl from 191o       j?2ooo.oo
Denial,d loan 1911         looo.oo
Total - Muoo.uo
Cortifiod oniTeot
P. Acton, auditor.
Dunsmuir Avenue Cumberland
Monev Ki.!
Tlio questnii is, wliere will it make the molt 1 In a Bunk at 3 per cent. fl-at
mintage at 7 per oent, or town lots in Western Cnioda where during the year
1911 it is e.iimaied that property values in ten town increaed 600 par cent, in seventeen towns 400 per cent, and in town twenty two towns 300 per cent I
Full particulars uf an investment which will make youa property owner in three
of the best towns aud on the easiest sf terms can be obtained by niaili. g   a post-
D. Forde
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve 17,000,000
Drafts Issued In any currency, payabls all over tha world
highest current ratea allowed on deposlta of fI and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   -   -     OPEN DAK"
D. M. Morrison, Manager
Wm. H. Hoff,  Manager.
These Pianos give satisfaction in tone and touch and are built to
last a lifetime.
We carry the Victor Gramophone 8. VictroW
and Victor Records.    Call and hear the latest noveity,
The Victor Puzzle Record Price $r.O0'
6 RECORDS IIN"   Olsntu u
Church St., NANAIMO, B. C. Opposite Bank at
We are taking
stock at the end f
the present montfo
and are therefore
50 Barrels of Best Bread Flour-Hungarian  every
saoK guaranteed to give satisfaction or money baok.
Bought before the advance in flour.     87.00 per bbl.
while it lasts.
75 boxes Choisest Winter Apples at    •  -     $3.00 per box


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