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The Islander Jul 2, 1910

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Ladles' White Canvas Shoes
Leather Toe-caps and Trimmings, regular 83.EO, new $1.90
A large range of Pat ems inj
Japanebe  Mattings, 20c yard
J(J< <J mo
your oreer, and they will
prove their ability to serve
you promptly and efficiently.
N... 5
Subscription price 81.00 per year.
Brewery   Boys Bump
Bay   Bunch   of
Pilsiner won from Union on Sun-
duy in wlmt was undoubtedly tbe best
game played iu tbe league tins season,
bay a sore of 5 to 4.
Union tallied one in the first round
after two lian<ia were down, when Our-
ran hit to left, stole second aud scored
on Fredericks bingle lu light. I'd-
senor went out iu order in their
half, and. ne ther team did anything
iu lhe second. In the third N. Halo
hit the pill a luiglity cl nt aid made
a complete tour of tl.e bases, amidst
the plumlits nf the fan-, billy tu discover thai tin; ball bad fallen on foul
ground in left. In lhe same innings,
tor Pilsener, Robinson Ijned out a but
one to 1'Y.dcricks paddock lhal was
easily good for a double, bul lhe umpire culled h iu out for failing to call
upon' N. i'.alo at the ini im station,
lu round four E. Balo poked the pellet, out in the right, garilen which
found a resting place in McKsy's
agile mil. Sommerville knocked the
ball to second, who heaved the horse-
hide wildly over I'Yisbv's head, and
the hatter reached the keystone sack-
He was caught though, by ten feet,
when he tried to purloin third. Ryan
was nabbed at the first corner hy a
swell throw from Perlame. The Brew
ery buys did nothing, and ouly three
batters came up for Union in the
fifth, although Robinson singled tu
left, but waa out through an ambition
to stretch it into a double, Gibson's
wing upsetting his calculation. Pilsener tied up the score in their half.
J. McNeil put up a skyscraper in
Fredericks' territory, but N. Palo and
Currun both butted iu und hall hit
the ground. He went to second on a
blocked bull, and was assisted to third
by Perlame's timely sacrifice. Gibson
was out at first on the umpires error,
but McNeil crossed/he plate. McKay
put a safe one in left, but Robinson
grounded out. Union again forged
ahead in their half of the sixth. N.
Balo went out Perlame to Frisby
Cumin was safe on Perlame's error,
stole second and scored on a poor
throw lo third. Fredericks was safe
on Gibson's error, who redeemed himself by making a swell cutch of E
Balo's fly. Sommerville flew out to
right. Pilsener got three across in the
same round when Union's haloon became unmoored S. McNeil opened
the ball with a bunt that was thrown
away, and proceeded to the half-way
station. Frisby rolled a slow one to
thepitcher, whomadea mi-cue, ami the
runner went right on. Boyd was out
on a foul strike. Stant got in the
procession when E. Balo failed to grab
on to his grounder. J. McNeil was
alleged oul at first, but why was u
mystery lo all but lhe iimp re. Perlame rolled one to Itohiuson and retired the side. The seventh and eighth
were non-productive, the bulk of the
play being dune by the batteries, although Clarke got the only three bnse
hit of the day when he lambasted one
tu the right ineudow. There was lots
doing iu the last round. Kor Union
Sommerville got a pass and pinched
second. Hi an reached first when
McNeil threw wild to third.to catch
Souiinerville who went right home
Clark*' w-rs safe on a short stop error.
after Ryan hai I wen caught at third.
Robinson passed one out to left field
scoring Clarke. 11 nbinson whs caught
at third. I.e Claire's buut went safe,
but N. Balo funned, Pilsener went to
Imt with the score 4—4 iu the ninth
Perlame won the game iur the home
team by his fast work on the bsgs. J
McNeil plunked one tu left that was
good for two bags. Perlnine's bunt
went safe, hut the mnn on second tarried too long ou the base and was
caught at third. Perlame stole second, made a sensational steal to third
ami slid across the pan a moment later
with the winning tally ou Gibson's
Visitors     beaten     by
score of two goals
to one.
(From our Sandwiok Correspondent.)
Thin return nm'cli *»i flayed nt Cum-
berlaod Inil Mtiturdxy. nod ivMil'ed in *
win fur ili'' Ilium- ie.in hy 2 n'.nU to 1
Tne 8 iidwiclt lt.au) comprintd t. Mo
MiiUn, W Su licrlaml, A McNiel. A
BUkbum, U. Hli-ult. A. Oidrm, H
tW'k.iiB ii, I 8u'li«rW»d, W. Kin*Ua
A. Otrwliben huh H J  S'nir.
Th* vit.it r« ku-k. ci «IF nt 0 30 pm
b fore a foily Urge crowd, mid v«t plaj
rtntiii buotiiie rXtiiting Etily in thvgnmt
S* dwick forufd a comer, fr m »h<ctiH
c-.re lookw) like hOOfuing ; li'.wevt-r, the
Ml wm denied, aud the Cumberland
buyi dualled -<wtty t the tithwr und, huu
for tome time kepi the visiting dt lender
oti tenter-hooka. A penally w*hawarded
the home team hy the referee, but tbey
failed t" take advantage of it Later oil.
from a Heicu icrin inam* in the -andwick
({■>al, tliu hall came out t>> oneufthi
home piayo •, who promptly pla ed i
'hh'Ugh the goal, \\,ts viutuii "goalie"
bt'iug quite uiikightud
Piay o> Muni d to be mostly in th
8andwick ieirit< ry. the " wick" f -iwrndu
cciuioimly hrcakiiig away, lifted) ut"
ui. ilier |ibi,.ilty was g anted the " town,"
tnd this lime they made no ntiatake, re
gist- ring their second gual.
At half-time the score stood at tw><
goals to nil in Cumberland's favor. Our
mg   t h-a half McMillan and   his backs
iod between the miners aud a big
The second half wai evenly contested,
both sides attacking in turn. Sum*
twenty minutes after the restart, Sandwick wt-re awarded a penalty, J. Sutbei
land t ok the kick aud scored a god
g"bl. Boih teams now played up in a
determined style, but found the defeuoe
f tie backs Um good for them. How
• ver, just befi re time Walkiimm broke
away t^id put in a fine shot, which nai
lowly missed touring.
The final whistle found Cumberland
winners by the odd goal in three.
The visitors defence performed in a
very capable manner, but the attack wa*
rather disj iiited. The ■ pte id feature of
the miners play waa their good combination.
The Sandwick team take this nppor-
ni i y of thanking their hosts for tin
kind h ppi aliiy extended to them.
The visitors unanimously ..greed tl at
tliey thoroughly enjoyed their outing.
Union Bay.
Union B»y 1 0 0 0 0 10 0 2-
Pilsener     00001300 1-
Standing of the League.
Won. Lost.
Pilsener     3
Union Bay 2
Courtenay 1
— .750
— .400
— .803
Mra. Theobold waa called to Toronto
this week, owing to the serious illness of
her grand-daughter,
A party of fifty guests assembled at the
esideuce of Mr anu Mrs G L U >y on Fn
day evenii'g for the purpose of arranging
a march on Mr John Fraser of the Nelson
Hotel, in the way of a surprise party. The
host, although an yet minus the hosress,
was taken greatly by surprise, and recovering himself adjourned theuierrygUestH
to the hall where a pleasant evening wan
M-uCledia Drew left on Sunday to
spdi .d a few wet k» vacat ion visiting fi lends
ai Vai cuver and Seattle.
Mrs C M Fox leavi i Thuriday for Vio-
oria ona month's vacation.
The local burch received their new uniforms last wet-k aid made their debit at
OuiuberUnd ou .Suud*y. Although vie-
toiy did not come their way all are enfi
dent of a goud batting average • tf Mike
Heuneisy's dark home on July 1st.
The spnrta committee at their meeting
M"iuiay evening urtw the pliers for the
jum- r tournament. Heauli: Cumberland
vn Union Hiy; wiuners va C u-tenay
All teams are requuaied to be ready when
called upon.
Mrs Riley went to Cumberland Tu< s-
day to attend au At Hume at the Ptoaby-
in nan manse.
Messrs Cnulson and Sutton were an iv-
all ou Tuendays boat.
Shipping at the docks h <s been quiet
this wuek.
Ciayburii and scows took bunk ra and
cleaied for Vaiiouver.
I) ila and scow are taking on c al.
Siuainurn Otnf.i and Mtruma are due
fxi bunk, r fuel.
C li S Kestrel died ou her way frum
the notth for bunkers ou Tuesday.
8 S Henley arrived for bunkers Tuesday
Memrs Perey Renwick W Cutuj-h.li J
Russell are candidates for entrance exams
at Cumberland from Union Bay.
The heal school will close Thursday
morning. In the afternoon the teachers
will entertain at a picnic.
Miss Few will leave on Friday for her
hi.nm in Victoria to fapeiid the Summer
holiday i.
Mr and Mn Glover entertained on
Monday evening m honor of Mn K War
R Smith.
- In the sports committee programme for
July 1st the name of Mr D Renwick was
omitted through an error.
Mn Magnon and her mother in-law arrived on the Cowichan, Sunday.
A visitor to the Uay w> uld realise the
events on 1st July would be well contest
ed judging frum the practising.
New Manager talks
To Islander Reporter
Money and Men to develop the Com*
pany's Coalfields in the Comox
district the policy of the new
company says Mr. Coulson
After camping all afternoon on the trail df Mr. Coulson,
the Manager of the Canadian Colleries, the representative of
the Islander succeeded in getting an interview with that gentleman on Wednesday evening, on the occasion, of his flying visit
to tlte mines here.
)Vhcn asked as to the plans of tha new company, as
i far as Cumberland was concerned, Mr. Conlson said, "It is the
intention of the Canadian Colleries to get coal—and lots of it.
To do this will require a large expenditure for modem machinery, a very large increase in the number of men employed
and a great expenditure of money. The most promising
coal areas that the company possesses are in the Comox district,
and it is here the great bulk of the money to be expended in development work by the company will be spent."
Mr. Coulson stated that the coai output would be greatly
increased within the next two years, and when asked by the
reporter whether this meant being doubled or tripled, Mr.
Coulson smiled, and said,'• You will be quite safe in saying the
output will be doubled, anyway."
The fear that has -been expressed in some quarters that
Cumberland might be abandoned as the centre of the company's
workings in the district, Mr. Coulson characterised as absolutely
absurd. Not only would the town not be abandoned in favor
of any other location, but the amount of work-which the company would prosecute was certain to make, the city one of far
greater proportions than it is at present. The people of Cumberland, said Mr. Coulson, need have no fear as to the future,
of their town.
Regarding details, Mr. Coulson could say nothing. " I
purchased two diamond drill outfits on Saturday, so you can
see wc don't intend to waste any time ; one for use in the Ladysmith fields and one for use in th is district. New mines will be
opened in this neighborhood as soon as possible, but just when,
or where, I have no more idea than you have yourself."
Mr. Coulson left the following morning for Nanaimo. lie
expects to return to Cumberland in about a week or ten days.
Little  business trans
acted at Wednesday
night's meeting.
\ special st rei n of Aldermanic B >nr<),
whs heid * i» \Vediucday nigl t, Ilia Wor
•hip lhe Ma>or and Aldermen McLeod.
S ewart, Meiiititlii, liiuwn and Hurual
being present.
The Returning Ofticer* report un th.
re«uh ot tbe vote mi 'lmSewerage liy-
l.v. waa received and tiktl.
It aaidto'ded to p-y off he overdn f>
of ^2000 al the R yal ll.o.k immediately,
;hio 11 wan resolved, on the motion of Al
denuaii McLeu t, seconded hy A'durumli
Mewart, that thu city pay ofl' fclUtlO 1111
mediately, and the ruuiaii.der at an early
a date in July as possible.
A Oommhtee uf thiee members of the
hoard w»» appohi'mj iu Intel view Mr
Cumuli at tbe Union Hotel, but upon
calling thnt gentleman up nn tbe phone,
it waa fi.iiini hat it would nut he convenient fur him tn grant ihe coinmitiee
an interview eithtil I hat night or the next
Thu meeting then adjourned.
Painting   tenders   let
and new nurse is
A special meeting of the Bonrd of
Directors of the Comox tind District
Hospital wns held last I'Vida) evening, to con-i'ler tenders for pn'ntiug
atnl application* for tho position on
the musing stud' unused by the resignation of Miss My It's.
The tender of Mr. Theobold for
painting the hospital, ut jJ.'JU.'i, wuh
Applications to fill ihfl vacancy on
ibe nursing stall' wero received from
i\\9 certificated nurses, that of Alias
lv Good worth, of Vancouver, being
A p-iirriiii'i oiler from the Ladies
■ of tho MttOOribovB, to furnish a Wll d
to lie known as the Maconbdes W.inl,
wkh accepted.
Mr. H. P. Williams-Freeman, a prominent farmer ot Cowichan, is visiting
in the district, and express s himself an
amazed at the richness of the C mux
valley. He states that the richness of
the soil aurpuBnuH anything thai he has
seen on the south end of the Inland, and
>>e believes there will be a tremendous
influx of hettlerc when the possibilities of
the district becmie better known. Ilu is
aeriuindy considering purchasing farm
laud in the valley, and thinks that a l»rge
number of Cowichan people a uld easily
be induced tu f Ilow smb. From imw cn
Mr. Williams-Freeman will ho a ^alkii'g-
talking advert Ueiueut ft Ooinoi   Inti lot
(Remaimno Games)
I uly   3—Courtenay at Cumberland.
July 10—Union at Courtney.
July 17—Courtenay al Cumberland.
July L'4    Cumberland at Uninn.
July 111— Courtenay at Union,
Aug.  7—Cumberland a Courtenay.
Aug. 14—Union at Courtenay.
Aug. 21—Cumberland at Union.
Aug. 28—Courtenay at Union.
Sept.   4- C11111herl.il d at. Union.
Sept. 11—Union at Courtenay.
S pt. Id—Cumberland at Courtenay.
Discussion  carried on
under London Prize
Bing Rules.
The meeting of the Development
League, held in tho Council Chambers
on Mouihiy night wa& a most BtreuuouS
affair, and it. i* safe to suy that if half
the energy exerted in (dunging each
other ami Imputing unworthy motlvus
to fellow nii'inlici's on every possible
occasion, wns exp*!tided in an eiliu't to
develop (lie district, the local branch
of the Vancouver Inland Itevelopment
League wuuld he, by long otldt.; the
most succeHsful on the Islaud
There whs a good attendance present when Chairman lint* Called the
meeting to order; and the minutes
were approved as read:1* hi
The [Secretary rejHii'ied having received a communication which he had
forgotten to bring to the meeting,
from Mr. Lee, re the establishment nf
n express otlice in Cumlierhind It
was decided to lay the matter over tin
til the next meeting,' when the Secretary could produce the letter.
At this point Mr. Colin Campbell
rose mid slated lhat A slanderous statement had been circulated that he, after
ending the letter from Mr. Lee to the
Secretary, had reconstructed the letter
from memory and Imd it published in
tbe News as having been written to
He wished the Secretary to publicly
withdraw that statement.
This led to an animated and instructive discussion between Secretary
Acton and Mr. Campbell as to tbe relative amount of intelligence possessed
hy each.
When it was proved that the letter
published hy Mr. Campbell was a
genuine and personal one, the Secretary withdrew bis statement, but iu-
-steil that Mr. Campbell was quite
cn pal'le of, and had done worse things
• if a siinihir nature.
Mr. Campbell demanded thnt Mr.
Acton withdrew tbis last statement,
but the Chairman decided that tbe
discuss 011 bad gone tno fur, and le-
fuoed to bear any more of it,
Tbe Chairman pointed out this was
the regular meeting for the election of
new officers. It whs discovered lhat j
ilv by-laws called for the presence of
75% of the members before new officers
could be oleeted. An animated discussion ensued ns to whether tbe by-
laws, in this respect, -hould lie abided
by or uot, This was Considered a
favorable opportunity to further dis
cuss the intelligence of certain muin-
liers. Finally it was deeded to defer
the election of officers till the next
meeting to be held iu two weeks time,
and written notice was given of the
intention to amend thai port In of the
by-laws dealing with the proportion
of members recpiirod to elect.
A communication from E, MeCaf
f.-v. re the meeting of the league in
Old Albernl on July Iftth, was hiid
on 'be table, and another from M.
Manson. re improvement" lo Boy's
Hood, was received and liled.
The matter of» Customs House for
Cumberland was brought up bv the
Chairman. The Secretary reported
that com in ti ideations udd rowed to
Hon. Wm. Templeiniiu on tbe question bad been ignored, it being impossible to get any reply from tbe
member for the district. It was resolved thai the Secretary again bring
the mutter hefore the atlent[oii of the
Ilrm, minister. It was also suggested
that be be reminded tbnt lie find noi
vet   visited  the district  as   promised,
and tI'm he be Informed that the city
now possessed a lu'cwciy.
A 1 111 tion that steps le taken  to
..•euro the deeds for the property pro-
•ed by Mr. Dujismulr for parli pur
tes, was our ei ed.
Two matches only remain to be played
on Tuesday.
The Tenuis Tournament ia almost
over, two matches only remaining to
lie disponed of—tho finals in Mixed
Dpublos iii which Miss Willimar nnd
K. Dalby meet Mrs. Hoo and O.
Smiilie, and the Men's Doubles final in
which U. Koe and Lellere pla; Dr.
Oille-pie and Oruen.
On Tueaday laat the following
matches were played oil:—
In Mixed Doubles Mias Willimar
and llalhy beat Miss McKenzie aud
Hon, 4—6, 6-2, 6-0.   ■.'.»''
Mrs. Koo and O. Sniithe beat Miss
llrown and Palmer, 6—4, 7—5.
In Men's Doubles Bailey and Cook
defaulted to Green and Gillespie.
LaffoVo and Koe beat Dr. Mac-
Naugliton anil Smithe, 6—3, 6—3.
The events in Men'a Singles, which
were to have been played on Dominion Day, have been indefinately
postponed owing to a number of the
players being unable to compete on
that day, but it is probable that thia
part of the tourney will be played oil'
iu about a weeks time.
Statement of receipts and expenditure
uf muneya collected un behalf of the
widow uf D. Fletcher, Courtenay. Receipts :—Mra Dingwall, E. Duncan, Win.
Duncan, Mra. K. Duncan, Mr. O. Duncan, Rev. J. Menzie, Mra. Carwithen,
S. J. Piuicey, Isaac Parkin, Wm. Swan,
T. Caimt, (J. A. Martin, (b each ; E H.
Davit, C. Matbeaun, |R each ; W. .1.
Uarroll, J R. Juhnaton, $2 50 each ; T.
Wo. da, Frank Childa, J. Gri ve, Miee
llarnt.tuii, James I'aikin, Friend, R. Mc-
Donald, M. Ii Bull, J. Blackburn, Mra.
Win. I'aikin, li. Rubiuaull, M. Reca, A .
.McKueii, R. Mai tin. Carter & Sun, T. ].
H.rrun, A. Salniond, Creech Bros., S.
C.lhuun, $2 each ; Hnrry Piercey, tl 25;
lira. Will, in.r, SI.fill; Mia. G. Grieve,
Mra. Turiibiill, Mra Sbi Aland, K.
Grieve, Misa Hmhy Mra. H McQuillan,
Misa A. Macliin, Miss M Piercey, Mlaa
It Million. .1. Blurpi.y, lj.siiiullie, Mis.
.1. Piercey, Mifa Oampbell, .1. MeKituic,
T. Smith, I.. Hickman, G. I^eigntun, Jaa
McKullssie, J. D»vi«, 0.; W*vi», Mra S.
St each ; L. Decuhaill, Mlaaidl. Ntuitli,
It. Ward, OOo.onch; t..tal Valley, $146 75.
Clieuiaiiius Camp Nu. 8 i-'-'R. Sutyeimr,
S. li. Clilfe, J. Cuwie, W. Brawn, Joe
Unto, S- 50 each; J. McNeil, L. Bar-
I keley, It. Williams, S. M. Lewis, G.
beuiaou, P. Uulafaun. Lee, W. C. Ri-
buisou, J. Alberiaoii, 02 each ; R Marti lit); total Cheiiiaiiius Camp, $41.50.
Fraser Mills Lunging Camp :- A. Dahl,
»6; J.ines iVicGuijjen, R Mallan, (3
ac . ; H. Graham, W. Hodgson; D. W.
McDonald, H. Jarvis, Barry Duff, J.
vlcD tugall, name m.known, t'2 eaoh ; J,
Hawthorne, $3 ; ./.hn Dixon, «2 50 ; M.
K ng, A Neal, II. McC'onuick, H. K.
Iltliibar, T. l'eutlergasl, J ./ones, W.
Holmaii, A McDonald, C. Connolly, A,
./..okin , L, Itolar, 0. Sliiptou, ,/. Labti.
V, Kllokauli, K. Lewis, 11. Kilbraith.
name uuknuivu. C Nash, E. Baladeu, W.
I'lercy, Tom Cob, Tom Murphy, ,1, Der-
ll. r, A. Duncan, N Cuthlwrtauii, P.
Lm gebanip, »F, Gerard, 0, McLean, A.
Hogg, D. Thomas, Dick Dawea, W. Buchanan. D. Eveau, it. Martin, G. Brown.
.1. Draskie, .1 M. McKenzie, Hany Hur-
told, I N Faber, SI eacb ; A. McDonald, P. t) Oulin, C. Stocking, 0. Burnett, W. Oooper, W. Camatock, A. Vernon, F. Drapeau, Fred Dugaa, H. Goodwill, A, MoUuigan, A. Roaa, 50c. each ;
K. Brown, 25c. , total Fraser Cani]^
S75.76 ; g.and total, f2U4 Expending ; Taut uiortgauc i ii house, June
21st, 1131 ; bought from McPhee &
Mnuisi'ii, Hour, sugar, tea, soap and coal
oil, value $14 20 ; caali Inn.do i tu Mra.
Fletcher, S« KO ; depoaiied in bank not
in be touched for six months, SHO ; total,
S2<>4. Thanking, ill the name of Mrs.
Fleloher, all those wbo have ao kindly
uoiitiibuted. Signed Anna A. Duncan,
Sa.d.ick, June 27th, 1010.
A ontnmitl nsisting nf Messis. |
Willard uuil Bate, "as appoitiU>H to
not with a similar committee from the
the Ciillllei1, to wait, npon tile new'!
compnny officials when they visited I
Ctllllberlanil with a view to discovering
the altitude of the company toward
tbo town.
Mr. f'uiupbi'll gave notice that at
tbe next, meeting bo would move to
take up the by-laws for consideration
and possible modification. This led
to a storm, lie was accused of wasting the time of the meeting, ami trying to run tho whole menagerie. A
Inege amount of personal abuse wna
exchanged between the members, flvo
or six of whom insisted upon speaking
at onco. ' Finally the secretary slummed the minute fiook on the table and
stated that if Mr. Campbell was going
to run things bo hml better run it, and
left the I'uon'l, accompanied by several
other members, lt was suggested thn'
a supply of gum rings, rattles und
Iml I led milk be procured for the next
0. Smithe was voted to tbe secretary's table, pro. tem,
The discussion of Mr. Campbell's
notice continued in a heated manner,
ami elided in a second contingent
leaving the room.
A resolution* was carried : Thai in
the event of any member of tbe Cuui-
bei'biinl branch finding it po-sible to
attend the Development League meeting at Alberni ou the loth, such member should he recognized as tho representative of the locul branch at such
meeting, and that Secretary McGutl'ey
be informed that the Omnlierland
branch will send a representative, if
The meeting then adjourned.
... .     ■— - tr— -T     i   , THK ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
IN "Mny of 1000 an unexpected opportunity offered tu mo uo chuueo to
photograph u wild eoek grouse in
the act ot drumming, I Imd often sneaked up on thu wary Gird hoping to catch
a glimpse of him aa he Milled forth hi.s
thundering call (?) but at tho last moment ho bad seon mc aud (lushed with
a rour of wings.
Once 1 spent the better part of an afternoon stalking a milled grouse thut was
drumming at intervals in ;i birch thicket
ou the outskirts of ft grove of pines*. I
had approached near enough to Wear the
vibrant hiss of the air through Its wings
at the end of the opening drumbeats.
A wide swinging hemlock bough shadowed tbo bird and the Indistinct something that stood erect behind the hemlock bough might well have been a stub
of the prostrate log, had 1 not seen
vaguely the blur of wing;* aud heard the
throbbing wing beat. I tried to crawl
nearer, but the partridge, wury as always, ceased its drumming and with
ruffs extended aud tail spread strutted
slowly to the end of thc log, whistling
the querulous, throaty "quit, quit" of
■tlarm. A momont later he became thoroughly scared, und leaving the drum log, ^spring woods.
sprinted fur the shelter of the low
1 lay on the soft brown leaves und
felt vaguely that 1 had unconsciously
stumbled ou a serial story and hud arrived at the unsatisfying catch-words,
■'To bo continued in our next,"
Weeks later a small boy came to tell
mo that there was a partridge back of
his cabin that "Sat on a log beating
himself with his wings like anything."
My eager questions surprised him, but
he was quite certain of what he had
«eon and offered me the use of his cabin.
I conferred with one who had often followed the trail with the camera and wo
made our plans. With the boy's generous
permission to sleep in his cabin we were
not loug in getting started.
Wo found the drum log easily. It was
distinguished -from other fallen logs in
the vicinity by u few feathers and other
signs of usage. The fact that an old
kerosene can, severul tin pots and Bcrap
timber lay near, rather detracted from
the romantic ideu of an ideal tryatftig-
place. These weather-stained relics,
however, helped greal ly in converting
the cameras and their tripods into in
conspicuous features of the landscape.
Tho tripods were sot up within fl ten-
foot radius and the cameras arranged
to sweep the log. We then focused by
tho aid of a lighted match, as by this
time it was quite dark, adjusted the
cords to their triggers and finally covered cameras nnd tripods with twigs,
leaves and a rusty tin cup! (We later
found that, this elaborate concealment
was wholly unnecessary.) Hefore turning in that night we speculated, as was
natural, as to whether "our bird"
would drum under the new conditions,
•Wo had little hope that he would.
The night pnssed quickly, 1 do not
think either of us slept very well. And
■t five in tho morning 1 hoard the seemingly faraway muffled drum beat,
"Thump, thump/' and then the roar
of wings ending with a staccato whirr.
"That bird must be well down the val*
-ley," I thought, sleepily, A moment
later when I looked out the window I
need no field glass to pick out the Btiff,
erect form on the drum log, barely hid
den by a Chestnut sapling in leaf.
Tho'woods were very slill and the
sun had not yoi broken Ihe gray light of
•*arly morning. Crows cawed and Hop
ped overhoad, unafraid. The nnd; grouse
-mi the log stood erect, his crest and ruffs
extended, and his broad tail braced
across tbe log. Suddenly ho seemed to
slitien perceptibly, hu tuck and breast
swelled, th.i'i his wing-; dashed out uij'l
t'cil limply 'it his sides. The throb ol
tho prelim in.iry wing-beat boomed out
A moment later it was impossible to foi
'ow the wings as the bird blurred with
4bo effort of the thundering drum-Hkc
roar, I forgot all about the camera
man, asleep in his bunk. 1 forgot every
thing except the bird on the Ing. It wa:
fascinating to watch him. The wings
seemed merely to flush out at his sides
and then drop loosely, lie rarely changed hia position, standing motionless after he bad finished and seeming to be
listening intently. Then i remembered
the camera nian aud woke him with a
"He's thore—on the log."
He watched the bird for some time
and then decided to spring the cameras.
One exposure was made while the bird
stood listening. 1 waited until I saw
his wings flash and a moment Inter i
pulled the cord. Tin- bird never stopped
drumming. He never so much as turned
his heat).
We rejoiced and planned whole series
■ >f pictures which, unfortunatMy, never
were taken. It was now about seven
o'clock and the sun well up. We removed the cameras, the bird having (lown
almost as soon as we left the cabin.
Tt is impossible for uie to explain how
the booming roar of the grouse's drumming is produced, but it is not dillii-ult
tu destroy the last reminiuts of the old
illusions. That the bird doQi not strike
the log with its wings has been pretty
woll established as a fact. It is inconceivable to me how the bird could strike
the log with its wings, yet, this theory
was long regarded as a likely one. All rd'
tbe logs on which thfl grouse were in the
habit of drumming and which came under my notice were solid, nrft hollow,
though some were rotting away in decay. Jn drumming the wings neither
fouch the body, nor are they thrown
forward so as tt. touch in front. This observation is thoroughly substantiated by
the camera, which shows the wings at
the full swing of lhe preliminary
"thumps." I nlso uol iced that the up
per breast: aud throat appeared to lie
swelled with air so that the bird's nut
line before making the lirst wing-beats
was somewhat that of a pouter pigeon.
Whnt effect, if any, this swelling of the
breast has iu producing the drum cull, I
cannot say. To watch the grouse at the
drumming is at lhe same time a mystery
anil a revelation. A mystery because
after having seen numerous performances 1 am a-- much in the dark as over
to just how the noise is produced. A re
V'-lation from lhe men- Pact that the act
of drumming is totally unlike anything
I have seen before and not at all as I
had pictured it.
Tho grouse roosted quite near the log
if not occasionally on it.    Perhaps one
of the most interesting features of the
'■";;-1 ti was to see ine change iu LUdj
bird's attitude from a skulking shadow |
to a miniature turkey cock iu all hisi
glory. Fr,mi lho moment thu bird mount-1
ed the log till he left it to sneak away,
his still, erect attitude never left him. j
I have never soeu a cock grouse spread
his tail erect, or peacock fashion, though
this feature of the strut is mado much
of by other observers. The hen grouse
in protecting her young will often assume this pose.
It has beeu stated that ruffed grouse
can be called by imitating their drum
note. 1 do not doubt it, but I should
like to sec it dono. L have often tried it
myself and as often bave failed. 1 think
that it would bo exceedingly diilicult to
imitate tho drumming closely enough to
tool a grouse, yet the bird may want to
be fooled, or again, it may be curious.
However, 1 have bad no experience in
this direction. The statement that the
"whirr" produced by the grouse
drumming is essentially the same
that caused by the bird iu "flight'!
to me the easiest explanation of that
thundering reveille, tho mystery of the
(By Jennie D. Lockwood),
TO  some so-called   minds  geography
must over remain a jig-saw puzzle,
and  the  surface  of  tho  earth  a
kaleidoscopic array of sickly pinks, depressing yellows, inharmonious reds and
greenish blues. s
A child could easily convince me that
Cape Horn is the southern extremity of
Florida, or that the Ural River cavorts
gaily through Australia, but from tne
days of my earliest struggles to learn
where various portions of the earth
were not three places have stood out as
boldly rn my memory as their names
stand out in the map-ocean—Georgetown, Paramaribo nnd Cayenne. IjooR
on any map of South America and there
they are, almost equidistant one from
the other, like pennants stretched
straight iu a steady breeze, like smoke
streaming back from the stacks of n
great ship, like—well, like any number
of other tilings that you can think of
better than  1 can.
1'erhaps my interest was the fruit of
some psychic forecast that ono day 1
would steer between those names to
make a live-year home, but, however
that may be. it was in Paramaribo and
iu Dutch Guiana that I met and hobnobbed with the ants mentioned above.
Tu anyone hungering for an entomological treatise, lhis article will not ap-
that seem to insure the floors are quite
whut they seem. It is sometimes possible to detect tho progress ot' thoir
work by a fine powder, Uko the finest
sawdust. There are muuy ways pre
scribed by the natives for their oxter
initiation. One old man insisted thai if
calomel were left whore thoy eould ;;et
it, ihey would eat it, become insane, Mid
then eat each other, but this cheerful
programme tliey utterly rofused 1« carry
j out iur iny euivrtuHimeiii. Some morn-
I ing reveals u tree stripped of its foliage,
aud no visible cause; but the sophisticated know that the parasol or umbrcl
la ants have been at work.
That night u watch is kept for them,
and, if it bu a night of tropic moonlight,
tho scene is interesting in the extreme,
luto the garden comes a steady stream
of ants, who proceed iu military order
to,some selected tree which they ascend.
Each ono cuts ou a piece of leaf twice
the size of himself, holds it over his
back, descends, joins his leaf-laden
brethren, and marches awuy to his nest.
If they chance to bo stripping a croton
tree, the backward march is like a
mardi-gras parndc—a moving stream oi
colors. To their nest the observer follows thom, for the next dny its location
will be reported to the Government officials who will send a solemn delegation
of black and tan underlings with mater
ials for the destruction of tho happy
The negroes say that in every nest
of umbrella ants is n snake, and that
thc leaves are gathered in this industrial
fashion to "make a bed" for bis snake
ship. Some go so far as to say that in
due season the snake forms the piece
de resistance at a banquet of the ants.
Whatever may be his fate, I have bcen
solemnly asiiured that no self-respecting
family of umbrella ants is without its
sntl Ice. i
There is a certain small, light-colored
uut which, for the want of a better
name, I always called the "chemical
blonde" and strove to give as wide a
berth as I would give to oue of thc said
Indies. It is an insect of a most peevish
disposition. Vou will bc sitting around
"meaniji' no harm" when up it comes
nnd bites you. It is a tiny ant, but
from the feel of its bite it iniut, enrr.-
abotit a gallon uf stinging fluid which it
presents to you with u generosity so
lavish that you remember it for days,
particularly as you are doctoring the
bite most of the time for that period,
and wishing that you might share your
discomfort with your dearest tiieniy.
Other small ants are of so friendly
and confiding a nature that they deposit
their eggs and attempt to rear a family
between the leaves of your serupbuok
or in the back of the liig dictionary.
Vou, naturally, are surprised when you
consult one of these books and empty
u thriving village into your lap; but not
nearly so surprised tis are the ants, who
gather up their eggs and depart iu such
high dudgeon that you almost feel an
apology is due them. ,
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peal, for I have met these ants in a
purely social manner, and suroly no one
could be expected to disseet n cusual
caller or a staying guest.
One goes out for nn early morning
walk in the garden, where the trees
are full of delicate orchids, where the
hibiscus flings out its gorgeous splashes
of crimson to the more gorgeous plumes
of the quassia, where croton trees present a very riot of color through all the
greens ami reds, whore golden globes of
oranges peep through the leaves, whero
the parrots squawk a hearty greeting,
where the monkeys chatter a cheerful
"good-innrntng," nnd whero the garden
ants bite ankles, neck, hands or arms in
careless good fellowship.
Kver present arc these ants. They
probably have some scientific name that
would scare them to death if they heard
it, but "black nnts," "garden ants,"
and "Oh! these beastly ants! " are the
most'general. They are not dangerous,
but how they do sting! All day long
they range from plant to plant, from
tree to tree- like certain dissatisfied
women who "don't know what they
want, but are going to get it," they
don't know where they are going, but
they aro going to get there, for they
crawl and crawl and crawl.
Nor do they confine their attentions
to the garden, for they are almost invariably to be met in the sugar basin.
In the early days of tropical housekeeping this means timt tho contents of the
basin are thrown a way, but this becomes rank extravagance, und finally
the basin is set in the sun, where the
ants forsake it for a shady spot. One
must come to realize that all sugar in
the tropics has had a more or less intimate acquaintance with ants, and
must keep one's thoughts on lofty
things while using it.
The housekeeper may notice a broad
black band ncross the floor; she looks
to see where it begins (it is safe to end
at the sugar); then shi' takes in hand
her trusty tin of coal-oil and her broad
paint brush, and at the sugar begins to
pnint backward, ever backward, tit the
int of entry (usually some window).
The front ranks of the army scent the
il-oil, turn back, and evidently notify
those behind, for the seeming millions
retreat in perfect order until finally not
e remains.
.\l certain seasons winged ants ndd
interest to life. Thoy arc particularly
attentive when  the lights are  burning,
King about the dinner table, upon
which they shed their, gauzy wings..
Most to be fenred arc tho wood ants,
whose work is no secret that the sturdiest-looking rafter may prove a mere
shell, and solid mahogany worse thnn
veneer. It. is no plcaBfnt thing to have
a shelf of cherished china come crashing 'lown. its supports destroyed by
these posts, nor to wonder if the beams
Most respected of all are the army
ants. I have never seen them iu town,
but in the interior they nre frequently
met, They travel in millions and are
not to be turned by any obstacle from
their course, and that course, after they
havo pnssed over it, is caton clean of
every insect, snake or small animal.
Their arrival at one point from another may be timed with a fair degree
of accuracy, nnd the oeeununts of camps
and houses move out during their visit.
With a by-your-lenvc they take possession of your premises, over which they
swarm in countless numbers, penctrat
ing every crack and crevice. They may
remain for some hours, but when the
signal for departure is given, they
leave, to an ant, and when they leave
one may rest assured that neither snake,
scorpion, centipede, spider, cockroach,
nor any other insect lurks within thc
habitation. They are the vacuum cleaners of the tropics.
Darwin devotes pages to the "instinct" of ants, but, watching thoir
work, noting their perfect organization
and their clever surmounting of obstacles, one might well wonder if they
wero not guided by something higher—
"but that brings on more talk."
"Go to the ant, thou sluggard!" In
the tropics this is quite unnecessary,
There it is: "Go to the sluggard, thou
ant," and what "thou ant" cannot do
to make life interesting for the sluggard
is hardly worth doing,
IX the early history of Canada thn
Canoe played so conspicuous a part
that it muy truthfully be said to
have been one of the makers of the
country. By menus of canoes, war parties lnvadeu the territory of the enemy;
the canoe carried the hardy and adventurous voyagetir to the remote pnrts of
the wilderness aud the discoverer to the
far North and distant Wost. Thc position held today in the commerce and
travel of lhe country by the passenger
express and the through freight train,
was, in early times, filled by tb<j bark
canoe of the Indians.
Thc waterways in a state of nature
were once the only highways of thc
country, tilkfl great highways they
wound through dark and almost impenetrable forests which, from tho northern
height of land to the Gulf of Mexico,
threw the dark, dark shade of their
dense foliage over the continent. The
courses of the rivers and the expanse of
the lakes were alone open to the sunshine, and by the aid of canoes they
furnished the only available means or
travel and transportation, The canoe
possessed qualities aboslutcly essential
o the use of the waterways under conditions then prevailing. Tt could float fl
considerable load nml yet- it wns so liglit
it could be easily carried over the por
tn'gos by means of which the numerous
rapids wero overcome—for there were
no canals thon—or from the head (tf one
Waterway to the head of another. In
moderate weather it was very sea
worthy, and at different times thousands
of men, both red and white, crossed the
broad expanse of the Great Lakes in
these frail crafts. At the same time it
was of exceedingly light draft, permit-
ing the navigation of streams whose upper reaches dwindled to mere creeks. By
means of canoes thc Indians brought to
market at Montreal their cargoes of furs
from the liead of Lake Superior and the
upper waters of the Ottawa; by means
of canoes Kadissnn. La Salle and other
explorers penetrated the far West, navigated the Mississippi and-reached the
shores of Hudson Buy. And in later
days, when the fur trade had passed into
the hands of powerful coucerus, like the
Xorth-West Company, hundreds of thou
sands of dollars' worth of goods were
enrried in canoes from Montreal to the
banks of the Ked Kiver, to tho plains
beyond, to the Peace Kiver country and
the lower valley of the Athabasca.
Theso early canoes were for the most
part made of the bark of thc white
birch, although the Iroquois, for want of
the birch, built their canoes of elm
bark, which, made a heavier craft. These
canoes were quickly aud easily built but
as easily damaged or destroyed, but they
were the only kind of a craft that the
Indian could build.
Upon tho Indian's handicraft the
white man has. made great improvements. The modern canoe is more seaworthy than that of the Indian, almost
us light and far more serviceable and
durable. The best modern canoe is made
in Cannda, and the craft known almost
tbe world over as the "Peterborough
Canoe," stands as the representative of
the entire class—the highest type of
the canoe family.
It is now thirty-one years since thc
inauguration of the industry that has
done much to muke famous the city of
Peterborough, Out. The pioneer of the
industry was Colonel .T. Z, Kogers, who
laid down the lines and constructed the
models that, with slight variations, have
been followed ever since,
In order to better explain thc different
styles and grades of canoes on the market today let us take a look at tho products of the famous factory which has
grown to be ono of the largest industries
of Peterborough,
Thc tlrst step in the process is securing thc material. Tho most of it is cut
within forty miles of Peterborough and
brought down during the early spring.
Hnving boen carefully graded and cull
od, it is cut into proper sizes, only tlte
selected portion being reserved for can
oes, the remainedor being sold to the
lumber trnde. The selected material is
hen sonsoned for one or two years. Each
pile is handled several times during the
process of drying, so that tho lumber
does not become stained.
The seasoned planks are tlrst planed
and then sawed into the required shapes
from patterns of tho required canoe, and
carefully planed and sanded down to the
required thickness.
The canoe in btjilt over a model or
wooden frame, ench plank or strip of
material being made exactly the shape
from patterns. Only the most expert
workmen tire employed, for each strip
and rib has ro be specially selected, bo
that its pliability and grain will best
suit the use to which it is put. Material
containing a single defect or knot is rejected, even in building thc cheapest
canoe. i
Thc canoe having boon completed, so
far as the woodwork is concerned, it is
plnced in a hot-air chamber in order to
drive out of the material any vestige
of moisture the material may contain.
Then it goes to the paint shop. Some
canoes nre oiled and varnished only,
leaving tlm natural color of tho wood;
thcrs oro given a coat of paint and thon
varnished, the finish depending on the
style of craft and the use for which it
is designed. If it is to be canvas-cover
ed, the body of the canoe is lirst well
The most important branch of tho
button Industry in tho United States
is thfl making of pearl buttons; the ma
torittl for which is obtained from shells
gathered along the Mississippi Kiver.
The industry has grown up within the
last fifteen years or so. Its introduction
was due entircl yto a native of (Jer,
many, who learned the trade abroad. He
saw that millions of doilatV were going
to waste in the shells known as "nigger
heads," of which tons were piled up on
the banks of lhe river.
Thousands of people are now employed iu turning these shells into button's,
thc smnll manufactories being found alt
thee way from Minnesota to Missouri.
oiled, aud then the eativas covering i>
put on and made to fit like a glove.
The most generally used cayoe is the
" Hib and Batten,"" This is made of
wide plunks fastened to rock elm ribs
and battens. Thc ribs run from gunwale to gunwale. The battens aro made
of the same material ami run parallel to
the oak keel. They fulfill a two-fold
purpose of covering the joiuts nf the
planking nud also stitfeniug tho frame.
Each batten is fitted between tne ribs
by hand and cut t\* the curve of the ribs
by a special tool. Between tho battens
aud plank is a strip of oiled linen to
assist in making the joint water-tight., _„ ,,,, ,, .
This canoe is verv stiff and strong, and I Tin' united Slatcft Department of
used for a rough class of work and large-1 x Agriculture, in connection with a
ly for plensure. They are made in dif-1 . Bf"d^J? tllr wood-usiug industries
fereut grades, such as painted basswood,; "'. various States, is learning what part
varnished basswood, painted codar, var-. ol tho,fou8h bimber output ot American
nished cedar, mahogany, etc. j sawmills pusses through a second pro
Another common canoe is tho "Flush SeM "' manufacture before it is ready
Batten." This is the same as the above t f,,r tw conijunrcr. Tho study is regard -
only the batten is inserted into tho f? il* huvifig au important bearing on
plnnking, making the surface flush. This i "»' extent to which more economical uso
makes tho cnuoe very strong. The Pj thl' lori"st resources can be brought
and is used iu the better grade of var- "bout. So far. iho results obtained
nished canoes. show thut more than five-eighths of the
Then "there* is the "Strip Canoe." ! fugh lumber sawed is to be counted as
This is built without battens. The rock j »>« «>w material for other industries
elm ribs run from gunwale to gunwale which convert it into a more highly fln-
and are very closo togethor, there being1 l8««« »n,i n,,,r»' valuable product,
ubout twico as many ribB to a canoe as!' 1" ^e United States, waste in the
thc batten canoes. This is to make up woods, the mill, and the factory is so
for the   omission  of the batten and BM« that two-thirds of what was in tho
tree is lost to the consumer. The heaviest part of this Iosh takes place iu the
sawmills. Much of this null waste is
unavoidable under present conditions,
but the greater demand for the product,
and the higher its value, the better will
economy pay. Waste in manufacture
is very small compared with thut nt the
sawmill. Study of the demands of the
wood-using industries may be a means nf
finding out how the mill may profitably
market a part of what now goes to tht)
burner in sawdust, slabs, and trimmings.
Statistics of the wood-using industries
of Massachusetts, Mnry land, Xorth
Carolina, and Wisconsin, lately gathered
by the Department of Agriculture iu cooperation with these States, show thut.
or their total sawmill output thirty-six
per cent, is used iu the form of rough
lumber ami sixty four per cent, ia
manufactured into other forms nf output. If the same ratio holds fnr the
on Ure country as for these States, about
thirteen billion feet nf lumber are used
yearly in rough form and tweuty-threti,
and one half billion feet are further
This is the first timo that detailed
figures hnve been obtained on this subject. The study which has yielded these
The best canoe made Vs*without doubt j figures hus also in view tlie'ascertaining
the "Cedar Kib." There are many ofl*!"1* '■•'inmodities nre made wholly or
these canoes in use now that have been i P"rt-I.v of wood, the various kinds of
used continually for from twenty-five wood "B0(I» tlieir "r,Kin' »nd ,th,,|r WW,
to thirty voara and arc as sound ns ever. »s well as other data ol value to tho
These canoes nre built of cedar stripsj growers of timber nn.l to the Hellers
about nn inch wide, running from guii>and buyers of lumber.
makes the canoe very strongs, The
planking is mndo from narrow strips
cut from patterns, nnd tho edge of each
niece is grooved and jointed and dipped
in varnish, so ns to make a very tight
joint. This make is made in painted
basswood, varnished basswood, painted
cedar and varnished cedar, etc. The
largo freight canoes used by the Hudson Bay Co. and surveyors are made
in this style.
The "Cnnvns-Covored Canoe" iH also
becoming popular, especially for prospecting and exploration work. These
ennocs are built in two grades, both
grades being built of the same material.
They havo ribs of wide cedar and are
planked with thin cedar strips. They
arc oiled and the canvas carefully
stretched ovor the canoe so as to fit like
a glove. The canvas is then filled with
a special preparation to mnko the canvas water-tight. / In finishing up the
canoe two methods are used. The first
grado has outside maple gunwales aud
long decks. The whole canoe is then
varnished. The second grado has verv
liglit gunwales and short decks tn cut
down weight. It is this second grade
that is most generally used fnr rough
work, us they are very liglit
wale to gunwale, and fitted together by
a tongue and groove joint. This system
of building canoes insures strength und
durability as well as lightness and
r|illK Elizabethan era gave vogue to
J the button and buttonhole, two inventions which may fairly he regarded as important, since they did
much to revolutionize dress. The original button wa wholly a product of needlework, which wns soon improved by the
use of o wooden mould. Thc brass button is said to hnve been introduced by a
Birmingham merchant in 1680. It took
two hundred years to improve on the
method of Bowing tho cloth upon the
covered button. Thon un ingenious
Dane hit upon the ideu of making the
button in two parts , and clamping them
together with the cloth between.
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Mr. Math ins Dory, of 225 Church
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years ly physician-, for Painful Oys-
popsla* He s|ient bo much money for
doctor's medicines wit bout getting
much relief that lie had about made
up hie mind tbat bis caso was hopeless,
Soolng "Fruit-a-1Ives" advertised,
however, Mr. Dory thought ho would
lnvost BOc In a box of these wonderful
fc-uit juice tablets.
And this famous fruit medicine did
for Mr Dery wbat nil the doctors
could not iio—it cured him.
He writes:—"FruH-a-tlvos" positively enroll mo of sevoro Dyspepsia when
physiolsne failed io relieve ino.*'
"FiuH-ti-tlvos" makes the stomach
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2be—at uii dealers, or from Frult-a*
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PA," said Willie, "what does it mean
to say a man is 'one of Nature's
noblemen'H "
" 'Oue of Nature's noblemen,' in>
son," replied the old gentleman, with a
Significant look at his better liulf, " is
a man who smiles when he gets some
ridiculous cheap gift for Ium birtday and
exclaims: 'Uow nice! dust what 1
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MOTHER—"Do    you    think    that
young mau has matrimonial in
tentious, my dear?"
Daughter—"I certainly do, mama, lie
tried to convince me lust night that 1
looked prettier in that ten dollar hai
than in the fifteen dollar one."
O/.NADA   CYCLE    &    MOTOl   OO
144 Princes. St., Winnipeg
You d»'i'i evert have to know what kind of cloth
your h<hmI* «tr ma iir uf. sami: l»yi- (ur ALL.
Mi.i.ikr* *„• iMI'ilvMlll.f f*U nnd llcautitul
Color*, ie etntt. Hurt t Ull to try il. Sample Card
■nd Booklet Irt-r.
The  JohnMrn-Hkhanfeon Co.,  I imlud.  Montreal.
Dr.Martel's Female Pills
PtMorlb«d »n i recommended for women's fell
mmts, a M-ieiih!>i&i>v prepared remedy of proven
worth.    Thf  remit from thetr uee in quick tnd
permanent    Fur m\\e tit ull drilK more*.
a* i..\c\     --——
Brass Band
This U thst
Time to
htetrumente. Drums* Band Music, Ete*
J.owe»t prici-sever quoted. KlnecAtHluKue,
•rur UM illnfirntii.nl, mailed freo, Write us
for uiiyUiintf in Music or Musical Instrument*.
WHALEY,   ROYCE 6 CO., Limited
TorunM). Ont, and Winnipeg, Man.    *
Kills Bone Spavin
Rich Valley, Alia. May 80th. 1909
1 h«« usfd yvmt Sjm»iii Cure for *
loaf lime aid would sol be without It.
Have killed e, Bone Spavin by ill use."
Tkal  tells the whole  story.    Aid
handrcdi uf thouvaatla have bad the
mmt experience to the pait 40 year*.
Ftr Spavin, tiigbone, Curb,
Splint, Swellings and
all Lameness,
Keadall'i Spavia Core curei the
trovblr—makfi the horse found aad
veil—«"d eavei money for tbe owaer
kecaoae it rrmevei Die eauio of Um
Keep a botllr alwayiat hand- flarf
foe 9&> Gooil for tnaa and beast. Aak
yews dealer for free ropy of our book
**A Treat iw On Tbe Horse" or write as.
M ». J. HBHMU C». lasHaii fsth. TL
IT ia comparatively nn easy matter when the weather is cold
and dreary to be self-denying ua far us now gownfc are
ooueerned, und to be philosophically content with lust
.'ear's fashions, imt lot the warm dnys of into spring und
summer weather once begin nnd the woman who can be happy
md cheerful with hor old clothes is a rara avis, and is cor-
tainly entitled to the unstinted admiration of her fellow
To be prepared in advance Cor all the spring and summer
•ntcrtuiuments is a happy fate thut befalls few individuals.
Per the most enthusiastic lover of clothoH, as well as the most
practical nf managers, robola against the amount of time essen-
fial in getting together a summer out lit that is up-to-date in
other material on the Bame order and is to bo found in all
colors and all shades of colors, and, while not classed with
wash goods, ean. it is claimed, be washed as well as cleaned.
Thore are few who try the experiment of washing the silk
linen costumes, for, as a rule, they ure mude up in such ill or 0
nr less elaborate fashion that cloaning seems the moro natural
[irocess. There are many new models Cor the coat and skirt
costumes, but the simpler designs are the smartest, nnd when
thero is braiding, just, the band nround the skirt and ou the
eollur, reverA^Uia~.<u*ff.B of the jacket are sufUcleut to give
the smart elleet. Pongee costumes are on the snme order, and
in fact there is little differed CQ in the models fur any of the
.'out und skirt costumes of the summer fabrics; there are long
coats and short jackets, but the skirts aro all short, as these
costumes are intended for street weur. Poulard, the figured
foulard, combined with plain pongee or rajah, is ou attractive
fashion, the foulard used iu the sumo way ns when combined
with serge In facings and linings and sometimes iu the separate waist. Much depends iu these combined materials on the
•olors, and it is by no means an easy task to match the
shades, so thut often it is better to choose some one color that
is not so extremely fashionable that it, can only be found in
one material and to match it involves hours of'weary search.
THE trackless trolley, or electric bus with overhead wire,
is slowly but surely making a place for itself in certain
sight in the United States. Mr, N'orbert r.allie, nfter noting,
in CosmoB (Paris), that "electric traction takes all forms
and lends itself to all exigencies," goes on to tell of the attempts to use the electric current from au ueriul conductor
without employing uny rails beneath. lt seems that this
system was tirst. proposed in 1882 by the firm of Siemens &
llalske. Au omnibus wus drawn by nn electric motor taking
its current from a tiny eight-wheeled ear running along thn
aerial cable. A flexible cord united the trolley to the vehicle.
These experiments were not followed up, however, the builders being then much occupied with the establishment of ordinary trolley roads. In Franco, u similar system of electric
traction was carried out, with some improvements in detail.
Tho contact took place by means of a small car rolling on
two aerial cables and provided with an electric motor synchronized with that of the omnibus, so that the little car ran
ahead of tho big one without exerting any pull on the connecting cable. Arrangements were so nmde that two trolleys
could cross and when two omnibuses met they could change
trolleys.   But —
"In practise these ingenious combinations hardly fulfilled
their promises. The trolley often fell from the cable, for
which it was ton heavy. The running expenses were high. .
. Nevertheless it was shown that electric traction by
trolley for road vehicles wus possible, it' the details could be
perfected. This was effected by Schiemann, nnd now the
trackless trolley is in operation for passengers and freight iu
Germany, France, and Holland,"
In theso latest practical forms, Mr. Lnllle tells us, the
trolley-polo and wheel, as used on the ordinary car. nro substituted for another device, and the pole is longer uud more
flexible, so that considerable deviation from a direct line will
not cause the wheel to slip from tne cable.   To quote further:
"Railless electric traction may bo considered as intermediate between motor traction by gasoline und trolley traction by rail. It is relatively as easy to establish us the* motor
bus .... Oreat economy is realized by doing nwny
with the track and its upkeep. The consumption of current
is proportionately greater than with the tramway, but this
is compensated by the smaller weight of the vehicles . . .
Experience shows that the trackless omnibus mny be used
very advantageously on roads where the horse omnibus is al*
ready employed. Also this type of vehicle has its placo in
towns where the narrowness of the streets does not allow
Blue aud White Check Tailor Costume witb Bands of
Plain Blue
.very detail, not to speak of the money question. For the
lirst spriiiif days—spring, according to the culondar, if not
the rolguiiig toiuporuture—the smart street costume is absolutely accessary to comfort, There must be the smart gown
suitable for tho autumn reception or bridge, and these two with
tn attractive theatre gown, are aufllciont to get through the
two nr three weeks before the weather has settled down into
* much higher record of lemperuture, especially if each and j
every one of these gowns is perfect—and there ure two or
three otliers of the winter wardrobe still in fairly good order, i
To he quite comfortable, there must he Included iu the
spring outfit more titan oue new street go Wll, tor the tailor j
costume that is heavy and warm enough for the cool days of
spring is quite out at the question In the warmer days, which,
however, are still cool enough to call for u gowu of more
But ill these days uf resource there are so many different
weights <<r cloth thai the difllculty can soon be solved. There
must be provided *he gowns for warm weather, the coat and
skirt of lightest wenl. pongee, silk, linen and, 1'or more formal
iccasions crepe de chine and satin. These, be it remembered,
have always the coat to mutch, even when the gown is in one
piece instead of skirl lllld waist.
This is to be a season of smart thin gowns, foulard and
voile dc soie, which has been so often described and alluded
lo that it Would seem as though its very popularity would
write an early dismissal from the ranks of tho fashionable
materials. Foulard, too, hus been sold in such quantities for
severul weeks us to make the mora conservative minded won
der if it eau be possibly continue to he desirable, but it is j
material that possesses rare advantages. It is delightfully
i*0oJ ami light in weight, there nre many qualities that can
•lot be Injured by rain, it sheds the dusi, lends itself to the
draped effects, and if made in a tight fitting waist is a becoming llllll pi'lal in BO fur that it clings to the figure. Uue
if the familiar styles of the season is to combine it with an
ither fabric, liberty satin, voile do soie or serge, and also to
make up figured   foulard  with the  plnll lors of the other
'material. This ull tends to a variety of ell'eel that is uttrac
live and permits of a bit of originality, so lhat the dangor
ihnt always exists when u fashion is both practical and popu
lar of hnvlng overy woman dressed alike is obviated.
There is an unusually llll'go variety iu color and design in
the foulards this season! The white groniid wltll white figure!
and the dark ground with while figure are alike to be found
in what seems au endless choice. The always popular polka
lot is iiiiiiiipresent and iu a most extraordinary range of sizes
tnd designs, rings of white, hicc designs, stripes and checks,
until to choose among so mnny requires cool judgment, The
bordorod foulards are exceptionally attractive this year, and
rhe border can be so satisfactorily dealt with flint trimmings
nre unnecessary. Black and white, color and white, all with
borders, are displayed with nn edge of darker or pin In black
is a finish. There are mosl artistic and becoming shadings of
„rray in the bordered foulards, as well as the blue and white
tnd black and white, that always appear when foulards are
in favor, and this year all tin many shades ot' red are much
in evidence.
Por prncticnl wear nothing is better than the black ground
with white polka dots, nud it. is extraordinary how this design
■days in fashion yenr after year. This summer it is combined
with plain black liberty satin most offoctlvoly, but there are
just as many satisfactory gowns turned out lhal are entirely
iif the foulard. Por the street and general practical wear
foulard gowns are made with short skirts ami are thought
much smarter for midsummer than the foulard gowns intend
pd for more formal occasions. White ground with light
figures will be made up much more elaborately and trimmed
with lace and embroidery, but this latter style is not at ull
mi the same order, and while it may he the snme fabric it is
no differently dealt with as to make it seem entirely different.
*    »    *
Pongee, rajah, and tussor nre heavier in weight and are
almost invariably made with coat to match,   Silk linen is an
Sackett Plaster Board
The Empire Brands of Wall Plaster
The Manitoba Gypsum Co., Limited
Aw* IM Olkcr ta 1Mb Mmw.
FOB CHILDREN stmt MiW Cam tr Wit Emm
in* TAROLEMA No. 1.
FOR DRY ECZEMA and Eczema *t th* Had, an
FOR SEVERE CASES, Generally Pronounoerf Iw
—Ua, uw TAROLEMA No. 3.
H yrnr druggist dan mt nil Tarelemt, »ri*r direct,
■nd oo'drooo Dept. p. I
Carbon Oil Works, Limited, Winnipeg
School of Mining
Affiliated te Queen1* University.
ra. School ui Millar
UAirmtlM. val; u (m. fecraurr. MM
.t UJnlnc, KlacrtM   Out
Mining and Metallurgy
Chemistry and Minaralagy
Mineralogy and Geology
Chemical  Engineering
Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical   Engineering
■ialegy and Public Health
Power Development
STRENGTH .      BODY       AND,        FLAVOUR
THEY      GET     WHAT THEY      PAY        FOR"
A  BOY who had bom going to une oil lot that bfl tho hist of you.    You're distil-- public schools in Buffalo left11charged."
school to go to work fnr a .smnll       On Monday morning tho maniifaetnr-
mnniifiifluror, ' or was much surprised to boo iho boy \m
Th>> boy was dull uad hi* stupidity   his former plnco nt work,
nntinyed tlio mnnufitrttiror grontly,   At' !    " Mon'! " ho nhontod.   " Whnl art jo*
tor two wcoks of trial iho mnnuftictiiror  doing in this Bbopf   I disebnrgot] ynu on
discharged tho boy nl  (Iio end of tho Butunlny night."
wook on Saturday nlgllt. "Yob," -aid tlio buy. "nnd don't you
"You're discharged," the mnnufnc   do it ugnln.    Whon  I told my mother
tincr snid.   "do nml get yoni pay, nml I she licked un*."
Blue and White Poulard Gown
rails to bo laid, l.oiiiieitmn notes a piirtieulurty interesting
application, It .-(insists in an extension uf thu radius uf
action of trolley ruuds bv prolonging tliolr lines with truck-
less omnibuses against the day when im-rense of traffic will
mako it profitable tu iny rails farther."
In northern Kin Innd is a large stone wlileli
habitants ns an infallible, barumote
tn es the in
habitants us an infallible barometer. At the approach of rain
this stone turns blaek or blackish gray, while in (ine weather
it is of a light color and covered with white spots. Finland
has no national weather bureau.
Alcoholic liquors tor the use of natives are not permitted
to be imported into Smnaltlnnd.
Published   every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,   B.C,  by the
Ormoxd T. Smithe and Frederick J. Gill.
Advertising rates published elsewhere in the paper.
Subscription prtGQ $1*00 per your, paynble in advance. *
The editor does not hold  himself responsible for views expressed by
Qrmond T. Smithe. Editor.
What the Editor has to say.
Our advertisers, like Johnnie Poole, uro beginning to die-
cover that it. pays to advertise.
Through an advertisement in The Islander a real estate
agent has been Jint in touch with H laud seeker, who has become interested in tbe Comox district, with good prospects of
making a sale.
Tbis new settler will, doubtless, become an advertising
medium for the district, and his presence here may become a
magnet that mnv later draw a friend to the district; all of
wbicb leads us to remark that everyone living in the district
can, if he feels so inclined, help the district, and. incidentally,
help himself, by speaking well and writing about tbe advantages and possibilities of Comox to bis friends.
Or might we suggest that yon occasionally mail a copy of
Tbe Islander to a friend who may. and probably will, be interested in our district.
Just try being a booster. Vou will be surprised and interested in the success and will bave tbe satisfaction of feeling
that you are a useful and valuable member of the community.
Two years ago the new Post Olhce aial Customs House
•was completed.
Over the south door of the building is carved in the granite facing the word " Customs."
A Customs House was promised to the town ; a number
of rooms in the Post Office were built specially for the use of
the Customs Department, and yet no Customs House has been
established, nor does there appear any better chance of one
being established than was the case two years ago.
The Customs receipts for Naniamo are being swelled to
to tbe extent of over $9000 per annum bv the merchants of
Cumberland, for which tbis city receives absolutely no credit
The promise which has been made, and tbe necessity which
exists for the establishment of a Customs,Department has been
brought to the attention of the Hon. Mr. Templeman repeatedly by the local Development League, and yet, so the
secretary of that organization states, tbe representative of tbis
constituency in the Dominion House has not been courteous
enough to even acknowledge the receipt of tbe letters.
As it would appear to be useless to expect any aid in the
matter from our representative, it might he well for tbe league
to bring the matter before the attention of the representative
of some other constituency, who might make the matter the
subject of a question on the floor of tbe bouse, and the reason
for the neglect of tbe rights and wishes of the people of Cumberland disclosed.
A great deal of the trouble at tbe Development League
meeting this week seems to have been due to an utter luck
of knowledge, on the part of a number of those present, oi'
the rules of Parliamentary procedure-which should govern
meetings of all kinds. We would suggest that some of the
debaters expend fifty cents upon u book dealing with this
subject uiid give it u couple of hours study before another
meeting of the league takes place.   ,
If your neighbor i.s prosperous, let bim prosper. Do not
growl or grumble. Say a good word lor him and it go at that.
Do not be a knocker,    If you see that tin-town is moving
along nicely, feel good about  it.     Help   things  along.     Shove
a lillle. Push. Try and secure some of the benefit yourself,
Do nol stand around like a cadaver. Do not waste time feeling sore because some fellow has a little move sand and sense
than you have. Do a little bustling yourself. D'you can
say a good word, say it like a prince. If you are full of bile and
disposed to say something mean, keep your mouth closed. Do
not be a knocker. No man ever became rich and happy minding anybody's business save his own. No man ever helped himself up permanently, by knocking bis neighbors down. Give a
kind word, (live it liberally. It will not cost a cent and yon
may want one yourself some day. You cannot a Hi ird it. It
will not pay. There is nothing iu it. If you want to throw
something at somebody—throw cologne. Or roses, Do not
throw brickbats. Or mud. If you must kick- go lo some secluded spot and kick yourself, For if yoa fee] that wuy
you are the man that needs kicking.     Don't be a knocker.
to solicit
subscriptions to
on commission
(Ml Ub rt if
Are you
If not
flu is ?
In either case you should be interested in this
Repairing1, Cleaning1 and Pressing
Cumberland Tailor
S. ISAKA, Proprietor
Ladies' anfl Gents' FasMonaMe Tailoi
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland, B.C. J0
Carrying a full line of the very best
and Jewellery
Also a
The present owner is making lots
of money, but will sell at a sacrifice
on account of
Will sell on the buyers own terms
The building and lot are also for
sale cheap, or will rent on reasonable terms
Full particulars may be learned
by communicating with
*•  AM »*
M" The Islander ©ffice
Cumberland, B.C.
' Most people think of Hobberlin's as the best
Garments made iu Canada.
They are Right
H HOBBERLIN is the originator in Canada
of a system of Designing and Hand-tailoring,
whereby Garments were created not only as
guild, but far superior to anything made hy
Custom Tailors at 50% more. HOBBERLIN'S
has become a national institution, os shown
by the fact that HOBBERLIN'S Garments
are sold in every important city or town in
the Dominion,
c We are always pleased to demonstrate
the superiority of HOBBERLIN'S CLOTHES
to Men wbo Know.    May we show you ?
Sole agents for .the famous House of Hobberlin Tailored Clothing
To  the  printer who
does good work.
Good printing is the
only kind we do, and
our prices are   reasonable
See   us   about  your
next printing job
Prints everything
Prints it well
Job work ! Ymi can jjet wlmt you
want when ynu want it at Thk Ihlander
Pi ium. '15.
Do your ihnpping. See MiKinuell
for Choice Fruits, C nfeotioiiury Hitd
let) Crenm. ji25
Tht Piliener Brewing Cn., received
h Blnpineiit of 212 beer kegN tliia wtatk,
to hv tilleii witli tbe liquid jo) tlmtnmUa
N.umiiiii' jeuloui.
At the conclusion cf the evening service of Grace Methodist Church ou Hun
ility evening, a Congregati iml Me t i•$
whi huld at which thu following s< cie'y
reprusentaiives wore elected to the Court
of thu Official Board :- Meian, Furbuw,
IUnkit, Hoyur, Hay wood aud Palmer.
Mantiger Curtii, of the Moving Picture
Show, Intn mnde a hit with his pictures of
local rcenes uf interest, which he promises
tu make a putmaiiert feature of hii performances hereafter. Ono that has
proved especially p -pulav with the au-
'hence this wui-k han been entitled the
' (juuibeiland l>iy Ciuset SyBtem."
The local tennis players are arranging
for an inter-club contest with the racquet
experts of the Nauaimu cluh at an early
date, the matches to be plttytd in Nanalmo, The local club will be represented
by a quartette uf genilemen pUyers, aud
it in pofifiible that a number of lady
players will also take part iu the tourney,
but the latter in noi a certainly.
Grand Grove of BOMU.A.O.D Session,
Cumberland June 22nd, J'JIO, The foi
lowing ollicers were elected and duly installed by w. T. Brown, N G.A. :—Chai.
B. Kubrycht, Cumberland, N.C.A. ; T.
\V. Oun way, Ladysmith, D.O.A, ; Win.
Rafter, .Ladysmith, 0. Sec. ; Juseph As-
pesi, Cumberland, (i.M. ; Wm. Lonon,
Ladysmith, G.1I. ; Kdw. Ginsberg, Cumberland, G.G. ; Robert Watson and Wm.
T. Brown, Grand Trustees.
To avoid the unpleasantness of an appearance iu court fur insulting conduct
on the public street toward two young
ladies, one of our young men, this week,
felt called upon to make most humble
apologies tu the young ladies in question,
and also tu members of the city police.
That the ladies were mystified aa to the
reason fur an apology, and the p lie.
were equally in the dark, is owing to the
fact that the whole ntf.ir was a "josh"
put up by a couple uf his companions oi.
a certain young educationalist iu the city.
A merchant, alone in a desolate store,
Sang " Willow, tit-willow, tit-willow 1"
I said to Iiim, " Why ure you pacing th,
Singing    " Willow,    tit-willow,    'tit-
willow ?"
"Alas,'' he replied, as he suioth.red his
his cries,
"1 thoughi it was nonsense to advertise,
And now  I've no custom at all, but the
Oh, willow, tit-willow, tit-willow !"
The H. T. Schlegel Co., Home
Bank Buildings, Peoria, 111.,
Dear Sirs,—I have used your Magic
Eye Lotion fur stoppage of the tear duct,
of many years standing aud, I am
pleased to say, that afier two months
tieatmeiit I have been c< mpletely cured.
I can confidently recommend Magic Eye
Lotion to any eye sufferers, aud Bhall be
pleased to answer enquiries.
Yuurs, etc.,
F. J   Gilt.. Cumberland.
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Good
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer(in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Autos for Hire
Motor Launches on the Lake
Terms reasonable. Phone 68.
Corner Store
JUST IN   :   :
Pretty  Patterns  in White, Fancy Shades
and Crossbars
We have just received a Consignment of
New Summer Goods, including Vurious
Designs and Colors; also some Pretty Two-
Tone Effect and Eyelet Embroidered Ladies' Sunshades
Shetland  Floss  in  all  Staple  Colors,  10c.
each; 3 for 25c.
Cushion Cords in all Colors, 25c. and 65c.
Our Grocery Department deserves your attention
J. N. McLeod
Beadnell & Biscoe
gomox, B.g. ■■■  -
S^a frontages an«1  farming1 land for sale
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
The  McClary   Manufactuing  Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
Motto Lai Coflsipmt
... Ms Just Arrived
Dressers land Stands ranging from >65 to $15.
Sideboards " "    S50 to $20.
A Large Assortment of Chairs and  Rockers
New Styles
Extension Tables from $10 up
We carry a Choice Selection of Wall Papers
and Linoleums
• t
The Furniture Store
A.   McKINNON       Cumberland, B.C
McPhee Block
Pilsener Beer
The product of Pure Milt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
sE=Best on the Goast=
Pilsener Brewing Co..    Cumberland, B.C.
Display Advertisements
7"i cents per column inch per month,
Special rate for half page or more.
Condensed Advertisements
1 cent, 1 word, 1 issue ; minimum charge 'Mt cents.
No accounts run for this class of advertising.
15—"Fttl'ewall, my iluiling, I hope
yOU will   li'lllliill uue in inc."
She   (tliniligii   lier  tears)—"I
i o you want tn niiiriv
inu n?''
" \'e s, ss i T.''
Well, ran ymi support u family!"
ll how   many   aro   there   >>i   you.
ONLY those who suffer
from piles know the j bul 11'
life ef Its pleasure, steals
tbe brightness f ron existence, ea* sabstltutas daya ot dull
■ta et acute atony
Moat a* called "iWMdlea" »lve
tete only tor a Una, aad then
back cornea tho trouble aad pala
aad -—fry I Zam-Buk cures Piles I
Aad caraa permanently.    Proof of
Ilow   your
I ___d\\__\____w    v isrriii,':
Jsa.MS-*J—m^*~       j  y      baliy is crying! "
Sulontillo   ..Intlnr:   "Oli,   yes.
II light.   II 's a hygienic, lung'
misery It brings!   Itrobal i expanding, non-tlsBue-ilestroylug cry."
•   «   .
Mctll.'KlltlU's wife was nf these who
eiuil.l hanlly stay a montli in ouo
house,    The othor iluy  she  was
again  removing, ninl  us Tain, looking
in'her gloomy, wna walking behind the
iun nn iicipiuintaiice liuwloil;-—
"Whuur nre ye guuli noo. Turn?"
".Mnn," snld ho, "1 dinna Icon) I'm
I following the IIitrin ': "
thla Ilea all around you. Women
la all stations ot life hsve
proved It-posslbly some of your
Mends I   Let It euro you 1
jnn. nm. ungnea, or zu, nocneiaga
St, Hochelaga, Montreal, un:-" I m
> sufferer for years from blind, itching
uidprotradingpilea. Theagony leuffered
to on knows. Remedy after remedy
pored useless. Day followed dey tnd
there wis no relief for me—pun, loss of
lh. riiilness, misery, this was mv
eoceiiuul/.nn llnli Mii-iiiiroilnccd.
I know now mui thero is muluug on
this earth like itl lt cured me of piles.
ind once cured, I hire had no return of
the evil. I would like all women who
■offer as I did to know that Zam-Buk
will eon them I
mtWswatawtVkJ*r*Um Tmm KI wtru
Hrudder Jack
WHAT am  oratory
" lirudder Slinmlns, I will eln
, i-iiluto.   If you says blaek am white, dal
Mm Win. Hnghea, of 253, Hochelaga   I nnl foolish.'  But If you says black A.M
white, nu' lieilers like a tiull an' pounds
mi a table wif bofe lists, dut am oratory
[un, some poople will believe ynu."
i she hns curled it and left it on the table
I to cool," snid Johu  to thc astonished
Mr. Levelling.
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tad In, Art Uu, ml* mm, ami tUaMa Mutt*
mi—warn. JB*~n-t. mmt wan. mil at SS.
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MK. .1.  L   I'AVNK,   Cumptrollpr of j
Siiiti tics of  ilie   Dominion   Dc-;
(lartini'iit nl' I tail ways and CuuiiIh,
haw ishtii'd a report wlileli shows tlmt tlu'
tra flic through Canadian caniila has in
creunod iliiring tin- \*aai decado liy over
fiOl)   per  edit.,   Hi.'   li^invs   lur   all   such
wutor Imruc t rn flic in Hie year 11100 having been hut ,-i trifle nver *>, 1,000 tons,
while during lasl yenr tliey reaehotl Ihr
stiipeiuhuis totnl of U,VilO,74S tons, l!
is noticeable also that this ropreaonts
nearly iloublo tlic amount carried in
"It is somewhat remarkable to find,"
says llie Montreal flnzntto, "that whereas of the vessels which were engaged In
the transportation nl this ton
AcKUTAI.V worthy minister wa* a
Keen and accomplished naturalist.
His specialty was a remarkable
knowledge of dillercnt classes of fung'.
His enthusiasm, however, was but indifferently appreciated by certain members
of his parish, aud one day, when calling
upon oue of them—a Hour old spinster—
lie was considerably embarrassed when
she reminded him of the exact length
nf time that had elapsed since he last
paid hcr a visit. He began to make excuse for the delay, when she cut him
"If 1 wns a toadstool," she saitl, with
grim irony, "you'd have bcen to see
ine long ago! "
IT was a shy young curate who wa:
mice asked to take a class of girls
about fifteen or sixteen, which hail
formerly been taken by a lady. The
j young clergyman consented, but insist
led upon being properly Introduced tu
! the class. 'I'he superintendent accord-
[ Ingly took him to the class for this pur-
| pose, and said:—
;    "Young hulies, I Introduce to you Mr.
i Chirp, who will iu future be your teacher.     I  would  like you to tell  him what
your former teacher did, so that lie can
go on in the same way."
A miss of sixteen rose and said:—
"The first thing teacher did was to
kiss us all round.''
WELL, .lolm, ' said Mr. Lovelong to
the scvetiyear-old brother of his
liancee, "ynu wiil miss your sister when I tnke her away, will vou
"Um, yes," staid John, slowly,
"1 will give you a penny," said Mr.
[.livelong," if you will tell ine what ynu
will miss her most for."
"I yuess it will lie the pennies she
gives me,' * replied .lolm.
"Ha!" said .Mr. Loveloiig, who expected tu hear snme eneniiiiinis of his
fiancee's gimd nature, "what dues she
give ymi pennies fnr?"
"Not  tn  touch   her  front   hair  when
IjUTHER   nf   Waters,    thou   whose
J waters yet
He Soto'a bones do guard within
thy tawny arms;
' Who bora the birchen imrk of i'ere Mar
Through the wide wilderness in midst
i>l war's alarms:
1 While  the   wlv de  nation   mourns,  wilt
thou forgot
The heart now slilled, that loved thv
mighty charm**
Mourn with us now--a nation witness
Today u gram! and gentle soul is be
ing interred.
I'.veu  at the  last gasp   of   his   latest
With  lips grown  cold  ho  murmured
thy word.
In his dull ear, ere sense was chilled b\
As   waters   falling   in   a   dream   an
He heard the magic river's mighty Bong I $
lake the deep boom of battle from    ?^
As its majestic current sweeps nlong
Through    cedar-covered    banks,    by
shingly bar;
Its  turbid,   tumbling   waters   flowing;
On  toward  the   Gulf   beneath   the!
southern star.
As travelers iu desert lands have seen
la mirnge, a fountain over-nrehed
By   fmaded   palm   trees   fringed   with
zone of green,
Round which the level sand stretched
hot nnd parched,
Hefore his inward eye—each  youthful
The river's giant panorama marched.
Aye, he is dead, whom all tho nations
That brave, pure soul who loved right'
Who liked the simple folk and laughed
to scorn
The mask of arrogance and false sue
Rise, mighty Mississippi, round his um
And mingle thy own tears with uui
—.lames Westfall Thompson.
VOL. 1
No. i).
MADAM, you have been most attentive tu me during my stay here."
'Thank you, sir, very much."
"Ves, you have been most attentive;
I and not only vow, but everybody and
i everything in this house, if I may say
so, has been most perseveringly atten-
were owned in Canada, while but it.ltpii live to me, day and night—and, madam,
flew the Stars ynd Snipes, lhe registered ! to shnw my appreciation 1 am going to
tonnage of the former was about double ■ oil'er you n small present."
that of the latter. This is accountedl "Oh, how very kind of you!" said
fnr bv the fad Umi iilmost the whole the proprietress, and a bright, expeu-t-
of the American carrying trade is done Mil smille lit up her face.
on the (treat Lakes, where much larger' The boarder then handed her a neatly-
vessels can be usod than is the case nu packed parcel and made a hasty depar-
the   Canadian    waterways,   which    will   ture,  whilst she hurried to see what  it
only permit uf the use nf boats whicl
are' small enough tu pnss through tie
Before we try tn reform the criminal.
we shuuld find menii%of provontlng hiin
from ever having the chance nf exorcis
in- his vocation,    l.nrd Collins.
untained; but judge of her intense sur-
: prise, on opening it in the presence uf
the other boarders, tn find that it con-
j lained only insect powder.
II'   Lanarkshire   there   lived   a   laird
named Hamilton, who was noted for
his peculiarities.   On a certain occasion a neighbor wailed upon him, asking ihe favor as a neighbor of a loan
■ ui' C2o,   it was only a bill of accommodation   fnr three  months,  which   led  to
, the following reply:
"Na, mi; I can lo Ihnt."
" What for nn", laird.'    Ve have dune
the same tiling for Itliors, "
"Aye,    aye,    Tamuias;    bul    there's
wheels within yo ken naethiug about!   I
affair  <•>
1 la
Charles   Da yon   Suffered   From   Early      "Wnul, yo see, Ta
Youth  but the Old  Reliable Kidney pit my name tell't yo wad got Hi
Remedy Banished His Ills and Made frae the bank, and when th' ti am
Him Strong round yo wndna be ready, and I wad hai
..        .,      ,,.,     ,,, ., In pav't, sac vou and me wad quarrel
Mlll,'<    ' 'Spe.ta!, Wt,f1p;;(V HI| „,.;., ,,.........,, ,,„, ,„„,_ ^ ,..„,,
as the siller is in my pooell.'
st. i
—\ et  another caso in whuh ill In
inherited   from   parents  hav  boon   van
quished by Dodd's Kidney Pills is that I
f  Mr.  Uhnrlos  Dayon, a   farmer well | \    CIUKST iu a Cincinnati hotel was;
r\    shot and killed.   The negro porter
who heard the shooting was a wit  ]
t the trial,
did   vo
known iu this neighborhood.
" I suffered from a number of ills,
frmu au early aye.'' sjivs Mr. Hayuii. j n
who is now thirty Iwo years uld. "I
inherited my trouble from my parents.
I was weak, nervous and run down. I
Buffered frum llneknche nnd my muscles
would cramp. I had a heavy dragging
sensation ncross the loins, I was always
thirsty; I had greol dilliculty in collect
ing my thoughts, and my memory was
failing me.
"I was altogether in a bad wav when
I started tn use Dodd's Kidney ['"ills but
they helped mc almost from the tirst
box,   They gave mn strength and helped
ine   su   much   ii,   every   way   that    I   am
satisfied   n   littl,.   longer   treatment   will	
make me a well man,
Mr    Dnynn'a   symptoms   were   the|   *.«, w„k, w«„7, w.t.ry ■*••.
symptoms    nl     Kidney    Disease,    and   Relieved By Murine Ky« Remedy.     Tff
Dodd's Ki.luev Pills core nverv form nt   Murine  For  Your  Byn Troubles.     Y«
Kidnev Disease no matter what stage it i will Uke Murine,    ft SocrtbMi.   Mc At
i. :„  '- i   ..   ■*. • ,      .i You,   Drug-fists.     Writ* For WtBOOM.
is in or how it i> contracted. I Frw    Murine Eye Remedy Co., Torattt*
' How   many   shut
I asked the lawyer,
"Two ^luits. sah." he replied.
'' Hov/ far apart were they .'''
"  'Bout like dis way," explained the
nogro, chipping his hands with an interval of about a second between them.
"Where were vmi whon the first shot
was fired?"
' 'Shi n in ' ii gem man 's shoe in de base
ment  of de hotel."
"Where were oyu when tho second
| shol  wns tired.'"
"Oh was pnssin* de Big Fn' Depot."
Some years ago, the lata Professor Rowland, of Johns Hopkins University,
teMitying in a cutifl involving Uie t aLaiiiv! L'OWOr Company, iu answer tu u
question un cross examination as lo who, ia his opinion, was the greatest
Amorlcan scientist, replied, "1 am.''
After leaving the court room one of the lawyers ventured to criticise
the unswer for  us effect upon the jury, whereupon Howland exclaimed:
"Welt, what elso could I sav.'    Wasn't I under oath."
There are two kinds of swelled head. One nf them is Inflated with boi
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there are thousands to whom we can refer you fur a true estimate of the
Hl't'KICVK.   They are testing them daily.
Were we placed on oath, and asked which was the best ten cent cigar in
fhe market today, wc could do no otherwise than follow the Professor's illustrious example und reply	
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The Hands of Florent
(By Gerald Rose)
tlmt  it
Iu an-
iiml    1
IT wna eortainly fortunate
began to rain when it did,
other hour 1'rendorgust
would huve boen well ou our wuy to
Wosterham iu uu open cur, with prob-
ubly nothing heavier than dustcouts between us und tlio deluge. And yet' it
liad been a lovely inn ruing. As 1 worked on the car in the stabtoyard I t'olt
tbat roully it wan only tho color of the
trees and tbe sight of the fulling loaves
which told one that it watt late autumn.
PrendorgaBt, I "nay say, bad just bought
a new motor, ami being a first-class me
ctiunie, and one who loves, above all
things to potter about with a tool in
his hand, ho always stipulates that his
cars shall bo delivered tu bim with u
minimum of shop -test ing- -Hays he likes
tu get to know tho little whims of his
engines by tuning them up himself. And
tiince on such occusions a fellow-enthusiast comes not amiss, I bad joined him
for the weok end.
All the tuprning we bad tinkered with
the engine, and after a hurried lunch decided to Uke ber up Wosterhum. but
wc, had roekoned without tho Clerk of
tbo Weather, aud half un hour's wait at
thc window convinced us thut tbe billiard room hud superior attractions.
Time soon slips away at tbo tabic Five
o'clock saw us just finishing our third
gome, and when Preudergast pushed his
cue into tho ruck uud suggested tea, 1
agreed with alacrity, fur it had developed into that sort of unpleasant afternoon which makes tho idea of warm
lamp light aud u singing kettle seem
infinitely alluring, Su we drifted into
bis study, und 1 picked up the evening
paper, which had just made its appear
ance, and glanced through it as I'ren
dergust discussed tbe relative merits of
tea-cake and toasted bun witb the parlor maid.
Suddenly my eye was caught by a
paragraph' beaded '' Knglish motorist
killed in the Tyrol." 1 road it through
without taking much interest, until at
the end 1 camo upou this; "It is believed that tbo motorist's name wus
Soldou or Seldome."
I aat up.
"I sny, Prendergast, wasn't that man
Seldon » friend of yours? And wasn't
ho touring in Switzerland somewhere
on that old sixty horsepower Breant
of hia!"
"Ves.   Why -is there anything about
him tbere!"
I-handed him over the paper.
He read in silence. Then:—
"So it's como at last," he murmured
to himself.  " 1'oor devil.  Well, it was
his own  fault.   1  warned him, and  bo
knew.    Gad, L hope they'll scrap that
car now.''
"Warned lilm! What did you warn
hiin about, Prondergast? Did you know
him wellf "
"No, riot really well. I stayed with
him once ut bis place iu Devonshire,
snd I've been about with him u bit.
But I know ull about thnt cur—and I'll
tell you the story, too, if you like. I
did promise Seldon not to tell uny oue,
but J don't see it matters now. It's a
very odd lalo* but true, I give you my
word for it. All, hero's the tea. Now
pull your chair in to tbe fire. Cigarette?
You don't mind nief Thanks—some
people do, Obi Mary, you might send
the boy into the village aud tell bim to
get the evening paper that conies down
by tbe six o'clock. lie can bnve my
waterproof if he hasn 't got a coat.''
He turned to me.
"Then we shall have the lutpst de
tails of poor Soldon—if it's true, that
is. Sugar! And Milk? Help yourself,
won't you! Well, this story about
Seldon's ear 1 pieced together in n very
odd way. All the beginning, which gave
me the key to the rest, I was told by tbe
designer of the car himself, when we
were caught by the rain in a tiny town
iu the Argonne after tho French Gordon
Bennett trials of 1904—and he, mark
you, apparently knew nothing ubout
thc rest. Another part I gut from n
German journalist, with whom I shared
a room at Koyat in the Auvorgne when
we were all herded there for the lust
Gordon-Bennett. Some moro was told
me as a true ghost story by an Italian
mechanic, and the rest I gathered by
personal observation."
He laughed to himself—a little grim
ly, I thought.
"I only met Seldon ouce," I remarked.
"Ah! Well, I went with hiin on the
last Herkomer. That is where I made
my personal obsorvationB."
He flicked tbe ash off his cigarette,
and went on.
"you've probably heard of ships
wh^ch had a reputation for killing peo-
pie, and upon which man after mnn
lost, his life, until thc owners eould
hardly get a crew? Well, other things
v are like that—locomotives, traction-
engines, and even cars. Of course, it
doesn't often happen with a car, and
if it does it's very seldom that sbo is
sufficiently important for n record to
be kept of her crimes. Now and again
yon will hear wonderful stories, but
the motor has hardly been in existence
long enough for such legends to grow
up. But this car was one of those uncanny machines. If that paragraph
is true Seldon will he the fourth man
she's killed."
I gasped.
"Three others!" I aaid. "Did Seldon
know about itl'        v.
"Yes, he knew. He didn't care. He
was a regular daredevil, anyway, and
he said he had no relations—which, as
far as T could ever make out, was quite
true. But Seldon never minded what be
did, provided it was sufficiently dangerous. ''
"But do you mean to sny that h"
bought tlint Breant knowing her history?   Ho must have been mad! "
"No, Ho knew nothing ajiout hcr history until a fow months after he'd
bought her. And when he did know be
said he wasn't going to be frightened
by a bit of machinery. Ond, look nt
the rain! What an afternoon!(Put a bit
more coal on, will ynu? Thanks. Well,
this, briefly, is the story of thnt car.
She was built by the Breant firm, then
jnst beginning, as their car for the great. |
Paris-Madrid Race in 1903. She waa
fast and powerful for her period, owing partly, I think, to a peculiar ignition dodge which one of the; designers
had invented. Later on, by the time ahe
had got into Seldon's hands, she had tbe
usual magneto ou, so 1 suppose one of
her owners altered her. However, in
the beginning sue wuut magnificently,
and on taeir rond trials—all this is what
that Hreant mun told me when wo were
drinking champagne together the night
nfter they had won tlio Trials—they
got ninety miles au hour out of her.
Probably down hill, I expect, but still
it shows that she could move.
"Thoir head tester was a man tamed
Florent, an odd chap, full of nerves,
but a muguiflcout driver, and he had sot
his heart on coming in first, secoud, or
third in Paris-Madrid. Night und duy
he watched over this cur, from tbe moment the castiugs*cumo in until she wns
tirst stnrted up. After that he always
slept iu her Bhed, und they said he used
to talk to her like a woman. Ho drove
hor right through to Bordeaux twice,
aud apparently had a fair chance of the
race, when, a week beforo the start, Bhe
back-fired aud broke her crank shaft.
"It was unlucky for them, as they
hadn't got a spare; but thoy put one
through, weighed hor out, aud struggled
desperately to get her running again. All
night long before tho race they worked
on her, and when they tried to start her
to drive out to Versailles, where the
race begun, sho wouldn't move. Gradually the timo passod, and at half-past
three, wheu tho first man was timed to
fo, they wero still wrestling with her,
'loreut ramped round the garage with a
copy of L'Auto in his hand, tearing his
hair and counting off the other cars us
they were dispatched from Versailles.
When it got to his own turn he sat dowu
on a pile of tyres and burst into tears.
"At about seven thoy got her to
move, und Florent leapt into her, drove
over n mechanic and broke his leg, and
took the ear out to Versailles at a levol
t\Uyt working his syren like mad and
gelling at tho top of his voice all the
time. I can't imagine why. they didn't
collide with something, for the roads
must havo been full of traffic returning
from the race; but be got through some-
bow, and thon settled down and simply
drove like the devil. Judging from tho
rough times taken between towns be
seems to bave gone ns fast us anyone,
and I bellovo the story of the drive us
told by tbo mechanic afterwards wns
worth hearing. But, of course, ho hadn't uny chance of the race, having lost
so much time at the start."
He paused and gazed out of window.
"Well," I asked, "did he finish!"
"Do you  remember  Petignuc hill—
hairpin   bond,  all   dusty   and  cut  up?
lie skidded ao at the corner that he
turned  clean   round—and  then he put
bis reverse in aud ran up the rest of
the hill backwards!  But he never got
to Bordeaux. Five miles from the finish
sho broke her crank-shaft again, and
Florent's heart with it.    He shot liftu-
self thut night—I don't know why. An
excitable* sort of a chap, and 1 think
he was unnerved by the smashes he had
aeon on the road.   The cur stopped near
a farm, and he was towed in, sitting in
tho driver's sent like a statue, smeared
with oil und white with dust. He hardly
spoke again afterwards, and tbe next
morning they found him dead with bis
hend on his arms, leaning on tho steer-
ingwheel as if he wus asleep,"
"The first?" I asked.
'' The   first.''   assented   Prendergast,
nodding   gently.   "And,   I   think,   the
cause.    After that they put n touring
body on her, painted her bright red, aud
sold  her to un  Italian, Count Cerani.
Mind you, there may have been other
owners in between, but this is the next
I know of.   He was a good driver, and
he didn't know anything about Florent.
But, of course, it (poked oujt somehow,
and hia men got• scared-i-superstitious
beggars, you know; ond after they had
told each other the story many times
over they got to seeing thinga.    One
evening tho count was in a little note!
at Pompei, having dinner all by himself
—they don't have many visitors who
stay the night there, na almost all >'ome
out for the day from Naples—when suddenly a man rushed in, his eyes hulf
out of his head, shrieking that there was
ii ghost sitting in the car.   (,'cruui dash-
out at once, but. of course, there was
nothing there.   The next dny the man
drove  over to  Caatellamare—I  cannot
conceive what he cun bave wanted at
Caatellamare,  ns  it  consists of a  few
houses  and  an   unpleasant smell—and
when eleven o'clock came und he wasn't
back the count got nervous, organized
search party, and found the car, wheels
uppermost,  in  a  shallow  stream.  The
man was pinned  underneath."
"What had happened—a burst tyre?"
'' Nobody   knows.     Kverything   was
in working order, nnd nil the tyres were
whole.   People snid he must hnve been
drinking, or da///.led by the moon, or
something.    But the count sold her at
once.   She went to u second-hand place
in Florence, wus repainted a dnrk green,
and after some time waa bought by an
Americnn, who wanted n touring-cur for
a trip to the Ativergne, to the lust Gordon-Bennett, in 1905,   By then she wns
two years old. but she wns in first-rate
eondition, and could touch sixty >n the
level   with  five  up.    Her new  owner,
Ohenet, drove her all the way up Italy
nnd ncross to the Puy de Dome, and he
tola tho German correspondent T spoke
of thnt she ran perfectly—quiet, supple,
and fast.    Once in Genou, it appears,
the garage people came to him and jabbered excitedly, pointing at the car. But
he didn't know much Italian, and took
it that be hadn 't got the right sort of
number-plate.   Which caused him an unnecessary visit to the authorities."
"Did you meet him?"
"AVnit a bit. We are coming to that
in time,   Once or twice he drove round
tho course before the nice, nnd even re
marked to the German tyat it was odd
how fascinating it wns to drive fast, and
that he felt exactly as if he had driven
before in a race.   On bis second circuit
he took one of those hairpins—Roche*
fort, I think it was—in real racing fashion, aud all  his  passengers yelled  for
help.   Ho pulled up and apologized, but
I  dined with him that night, nnd  he
told me that when he got to the bend
he felt, exactly as if a pair of hands bad
come down over his and laken the power
of steering from them, while for the llfo
of him he couldn't get the clutch out,
though it worked perfectly once they
were round.   Tie appeared to be mildly
interested in these phenomena, but knew
nothing about Florent, T didn't see why
1 should enlighten hiin.' In fact, I did
n't know it was the ideutical car until
he led us out uud showed it to us in the
hotel yard. Then I saw by the name
aud some signs that it waa the very
Breant thut my friend the dosiguor had
told uie ubout."
"This is a very remarkable tale," i
said. "Go on. I suppose i,lionet was the
'' No,'' said Prendergast, lighting
himself another cigarette. "It was the
man—ns usual, lie had beon told Ui
take the car from Knyut to Pontglbaud,
and thought ho would like to see what
driving on the circuit folt like. He failed nt one of thu comers, and rollei'
eighty feet into a ravine,' whoro we
found him with a brokeu nock. I took
Cheaet out on my own cur to aee aftor
the business, He was terribly cut up,
and simply wouldn't look at the car
again—sold the wreck then and there
to a dealer, and left the district us soon
as he could. After that I know nothing
of her dealings until Seldon got hold of
A furious gnat of wind hurled tho
rain against the window, and a puff of
smoke floated out into the room. Outside I could aee tho trees bending nud
swaying in the gale, and a few dead
loaves circled and soared on the drenched lawn. The evening wna rapidly closing in, Already the room seemed to be
lit up by the firelight, which flickered
cheerfully In a brave effort to mako
up for the dreary conditions outside.
In the pause we listened to the moaning of the wind in the chimney. Prendergast looked across at me.
"Fearful evening, isn't it? I'm glad
we didn't go to Westerlmin. Well, to
continue. She can't hnve boen so much
damaged as we thought, for when Seldon came and asked me to look at his
new car I recognized hor at once. She
hud been painted French grey, aud had
n low rakish body which was eloquent
of speed. But I knew hcr, ami could
only wonder how many more she had
murdered, and whut hud brought her
across the_Chatinel. Seldon wns wild
over her good points—simply couldn't
understand why sho hnd been so cheap,
lie kept on snying ho hud had hor examined, and tbe 'vet.' said she was sound
all through, and yet the owners hud only
I badly wnnted to go through the Her-
iconicr that year, and it seemed na if it
would be the only chance I should have;
hujt thoro wero times whon 1 was afraid,
Once when we wero going fast along
a 13' el bit of road he suddenly sai I, for
uo reason in particular, 'No, no. 1 can
gfct along all right. Not now.' I thought
ho wns talking to me, but he didn't
seoin to know that he had spoken. Thou
1 heard ono of tho waiters say that
the English wero so much afraid uf foul
play thut they h;.<] ,i man Usloop in
their car all night, nnd Fritz Imt1 seen
him whon ho bad gono tu the garage
late to get some paraffin. That mnde
mo prick up my oars, because wo hud
no mitn.with us."
"Did you toll Seldon!"
"Ves, He laughed, and snid that we
were in luck to have a watchman for
nothing. But the laat day was tho worst.
It was only a few miles from tho finish,
on a long strnight hill'with u corner at
the bottom. Wo were going pretty fast,
Bay forty to forty-five, whon suddenly
Seldon took both hands oti the wheel
fthd began to wave them about. The car
had a long wheel-base, mtd went on
steadily, but I yel^d, 'Look out, man!'
and )u> put ono hand down again aud
took hold, Still hu kept on waving the
other ubout in au odd wny to and fro
ubove the wheel, nnd in a moment he
begau to shout, 'Let go—lot go! I will
steer—I will! Damn yut, you devil, let
go! I know how to take her round. I
will!' Ho jammed his foot on thc
Clutch-pedal, but it slid off, aud he didn't seem to bo nldo to get it on again.
Then ho grabbed the side brake, uud
that wouldn't shift. I thought our end
had come. I just caught the speedometer rising Bixty, and then the curve
wus on us, und I hung off the footboard
on the inside to do the best I could
to help, Seldon held her nose hnrd to it,
I have n hozy recollection of skidding
wheels nnd frightened faces, and we got
round—God knows how. The first thing
I remember clearly wob that we were
broadside on across tho mad, and Seldon wns looking at mo with u queer expression. All ho aaid was, 'The odd part
is that tho brnko works all right now,"
and ho put it on and nil to show mo.
The German wo had with us was nearly
dend with fright, und thought the whole
tho scat of specific sense organs; foi
iustnuee, grasshoppers have their organs
of hearing at the baso of tho abdomen,
Llmt is, at tho same plnce wliere the corresponding organ i.t tho Noctuidue hub
bcen discovered,
When examining tho insect wo see
on each side at the line separating the
chest from the abdomon and neur the
points where the rear wings are attach-
od, a deep channel which toward the
surface is surrounded hy severul humps.
Tho oxtprnal morphology of this organ
varies in details with Ihe different spe
cips of Noctuid.-io; with some, thu opening is scarcely visible from the outside,
being concealed by long hairs set close
together. The microscopic examination
of n series of sections shows that only
ono of the ridges in the vicinity of the
cavity of the organ, the oue nearest the
back, can bo considered a sensitory
ridge," but tlmt this one has true sens!
tory cells uud sensitory hnirs and thus
glvos the orgnn (he character of n sense
organ. Tetens'H supposition, mentioned
ubove, that this is an auditory organ,
mny very well bo maintained, since the
structure of the organ answers all the
requirements of ail organ of bearing,
Still, experimental confirmation of tlm
hypo tho sis will have to be awaited. Dr.
Ueegonor promises a tint her report,
dealing with this jdinso of the subject.
Elevated Track Structure at New Union Depot, Winnipeg
third of whut she wus
asked about
"I kuow," I aaid. "He toTtl me all
nbout her the only time* wo met,
"Ho begged me to come down to his
placo for a few days and put her
through some tests—u couple of hundred
miles on the road, or something of that
kind. I wasn't n bit keen, but I gave
way at last, and wc drove down together to hia place and started to test this
brute. Tests? Lord, I fairly sweated
with fear the first timo wo went out,
but I drove most of the. time myself,
and no invisible hands came down upon
mine ut nny awkward moment. For
three days we drove her up all the hills
Seldon could produce, and I must say
she went beautifully, and carried her
years in the most astonishing fashion. I
Vegan to feel reassured.
'Wednesday Seldon had arranged a
tennis party, and we had a delightful afternoon until about five. Then a big
thunderstorm blew up, and it rained cata
nnd dogs, with the most elaborate thunder I'vo ever heard. After a bit, of
courae, it cleared up, and Seldon asked
mc to go and bring the Breant round to
tako aome of the girls home. I put
on a muc. und mn for tho garage, which
was the stables, got in through a side-
door, walked through the old harneas-
tooin, and into the coach-house, where
the car was. Tho place had no windows,
but the huge doors fitted very badly,
and the room was full of a faint half-
light which came iu over the top—you
know tho way?"
I nodded. A big swirl of wind and
rain lashed the window-panes, 'nud 1
watched one of the old mullion frames
bending under the strain. The room
seemed almost dnrk. Prendergast's
face was half in shadow, and I could
see hia cigurette glowing across thc
"Well, just as I was going to .open
fhe doora thero was a vivid flash of
lightning, and in the sharp light I saw,
in the driver's seat, the figure of a man
with his head on his arms, leaning on
the steering-wheel.
"I tell you, I've never been ao star
tied in my life. I pulled up the big
bolt, swung the door ,cleur, and was
confronted by the apologetic under
gardener, who had been turned on to
clean the brass-work, and had apparent
Iy gone to sleep in the car.
"That night nfter dinner I told Seldon the Btory of the cur, but he said he
didn't care u damn—and T don't believe
he did. He seemed rather to like, the
feeling that there wna something pecu-
liur attached to the cur which h%drovo.
But he begged me not to spread the tale,
ns it might make other people afraid of
coming with him. In somo ways he was
i lonely man.   I loft the next day."
He waited for a few moments while
he maid brought the big lamp in and
den red away the tea.
When tho door had closed softly he
went on:—
A good timo passed, and then I
had a letter from Seldon, asking me to
come with him on tbe Herkomer, saying
that he had driven the cur steadily since
1 left, and that nothing unusual had
oturred.   So I went, us it happened thai
Tilling was a put-up job.   But that was
the end of.the tour."
"Why didn't Seldon get rid of her
after that?"
"Because he liked the feeling thut
ho was up against something which he
wna only just strong enough to beat. He
always was u sportsman. But I refused
frankly to go back to Kngland with him
in that devil of a cur. I'm not a cow
ard, but I don't agree with tempting
Providence in such an unpleasant way.
A few weeks ago ho told mc ho was
going to Switzerland by himself, and I
begged him to buy another car and get
rid of that murderous beast. But he
only laughed, and said she'd never kill-
ad her owner yet—it waa always the
man, and be didn't intend to take the
man. He was wrong—wrong. It was
thc driver she willed, whether owner or
servant. I told him so, but ho wouldn't listen. Ah, hero's the latest paper!
Now wo shall see."
We spread it out between us, and soon
found the paragraph. It was a little
more circumstantial than before, stating that an Englishman named Seldon
had been driving near Innsbruck, nnd,
taking a corner too fast, had crashed
through the boundary stones at tho edge
of the road, nnd gone down n precipice.
The driver, it said, was killed on the
spot, and the account ended: "The cur
is smashed to pieces, aud it will bc
practically impossible to recover it."
Prendergast put his finger oh the clos
ing words.
"I think perhaps it is juat ns well,'
he said.
JjlVERY butterfly collector has had
J the unpleasant experience that
somo butterflies, und particularly
those of the species of Catoculu (mourning cloak) will notice his approach from
u distance and fly uwny in time. This
observation lod Tetens to think that
these iucosts must have an auditory organ which wurns tbem of approaching
danger by receiving sounds; and accordingly he expressed the supposition
that two pitlike depressions nt the first
posterior segment of the body might be
organs of hearing. A thorough investigation of this orgnn, however, has been
mado but recently by Prof. Dr. Deegen-
er, the results being published iu Zoning-
ische Jahrbuchor, Abteilung fur Anatomic, vol. 27, No, 4, 1909.
It ia rather surprising that with a
group so frequently collected although
indeed investigated, aB a rule, only as
to their position within u system, us
thc Noctuidne, an organ could escape
observation which is found quite generally on this group and which is by no
moans microscopic, but can be observed
without difficulty with tho nuked eye us
a striking formation on each side of the
first-abdominal segment. This locution
probably explains why this organ should
have been seen by many persons without arousing the suspicion that it could
bo a Bensn organ; for naturally enough
such organs are looked for chiefly at the
head, particularly ut tho feelers, although other parts of tbe body may be
MK. A. WILKIK, who contributes to
tbo (German) Arena for March a
short article on Historic  Ghosts,
records some of the apparitions of tho
famous While Lady at Berlin uud ulso-
Whero is the rock-built castle or tbe
Prince's palace which has not its ghost?
Enveloped in a while widow's dress, her
fuce covered with a white nun's veil,
her pale hands [crossed on her breast,
nnd hor eyes looking on tho ground, the
white lady, stiff like a corpse, stalks
through tho castle ut midnight. Her
ghostly visitations have been frequent
there ia quite a literature concerning
her, and she la the heroine of one oj.
Usually tho white lady's appearance is
to ti mi ounco death. When she shows
herself we kuow someone is going t<
dio, aud it is always a mun.
What wns lho origin of such a belief
Tin. legend of tho white lady, says the
writer, rests, so to' speak, on a verbal
misunderstanding, In the Middle Ages
the term "n whito lady" meant
widow, for white was the color of the
dress of the wife in mourning for her
dead husband. An old print depicts
Dorothea of Brandenburg, wife of the
great Kloetor, going to the funeral of
her husband in 1088. She is dressed in
white, her faco is covered with a white
handkerchief, and her hands aro buried
in a sort of white muff. On either side
of her is a Princo in deep black. Wheu
the lord of a custle wus ill nnd hiB days
seemed numbered, people would remark,
"There will soon be u white lady"
(namely a widow) "at the custle." In
later generations superstition made a
mistake, and it hns become customary
to say that a white lady appeared bo-
fore the death of the departed.
From the end of the fifteenth century
onwards the white lady has been most
active ns a Hohenzoller'ti ghost. We first
henr of hor at Bayreuth, Ansbach, and
Plussenburg. At Plussenburg she was
so much feared that the cavaliers of the
Court took delight in masquerading in
white in certain rooms to frighten those
who camo their way. Once when Mark
graf Albrecht the Warrior met a white
lady at Plassenburg, ho grasped her
with his strong arms and thre* hor
down the stairs, ami,at the bottom was
found the dead body of his Chancellor,
who, with the Bishop of Bamberg, had
conspired against his ruler. But this incident did .not in any wuy damage the
reputation of the white lady. Someone
always managed to see her" just before
death entered the custle,
Napoleon on his military campaigns
twice had occasion to pass through Bayreuth, Tho first time wns in 18IU, and
he seut uu express request from Aschaff-
enburg thnt he should not be asked to
pass the night in the rooms at Bayreuth
which were known'to be visited by the
white lady. His request wus grunted,
yet next morning ho rose'in thc worst of
moods, und us he wus getting into his
carriage ho was heard to* mutter something about tho "accursed castle." The
following year when he passed through
the place he refused to pass the night
there. The lost time the white lady wus
seen at Bayreuth was in 182'J.
As to the white lady of the Imperial
castle at Berlin, wo learn thut Frederick
I., thc lirst King of Prussia, died iu
the conviction that the white Indy came
to him to announce his approaching
deuth. The story goes that his third
Wife, Sophia Louisa of Mecklenburg,
whn suffered from mental disease, left
her room in her sleep, and, lightly clad
iu white uud with her haml bleeding
from u wound caused by a broken pane
of glass, she! appeared to the Kiug, who
was sleeping iu his armchair. With
Frederick William 1. the while lady had
less success, for twice the soldio'rs on
guard caught her. On one occasion she
turned out to be a young man servant,
nud the other u soldier dressed up, hi
1850 a white lady gave an ollicer .. ti t
rible fright, but next morning he learnt
it was only,u former deaf cook whom he
hud seen. Last time a white lady showed horself at RcjU.i was in 18*19, a short
time before the birth of lh.' proioi.t
chancing to glance inside, read the nume
of the mnker, who wus a German, and
ut once throwing the headgear tit tbo
ground slumped upon it, fhu owner
promptly laid his cane across lho shoulders oi tne waiter, who called loudly upon those, sitting near to protect him
against an enemy of France. Tlio cafe
was at ouce iu an uproar, ami a rush
was mnde tor the inuurliriate customer,
who, loudly protesting that bo wns ns
good a patriot as uny present, defended
himself manfully. Courage und strengtlT,
however, availed him naught, and matters began tu look serious when tho
timely arrival of the police put uu ond
to the disturbance.
Some yenrs ago llerr Weisse undertook for u wager to walk through tho
principal ll reels of Vienna wearing a
hat 5 ft. in height. Chuff nnd banter
were at lirst ull he was culled upon to
endure, but n stone dexterously thrown
by n street urchin wus the signal for a
perfect fusilnde of missiles, many of
which, missing their mark, struck harmless passers-by and smashed shop windows. The cause of this disturbance
look refuge In an hotel, but the rioters
continued the uproar, which culminated
in a sharp collision with the police and
the arrest and subsequent punishment
of the ringleaders.
When .Inliii Hethorington, n respect*
able Strati-1 haberdnsher, crossed hia
threshold nn January 15th, 1797, he little suspected thut the new fashion iu
hats, which he had determined to introduce personally to the public, would bo
the cinise of'his getting into serious
trouble. Vet uo sooner bud he stepped
into tne street, wenriug whnt wus thc
first silk hut ever soon till thon, than
be wns surrounded by ua excited throng,
which soon iucrensod to such a danger-
mis extent as to necessitate tho interference of the authorities.
The uext morning the daring innovator wus brought beforo tho Lord Mayor
charged with walking down a public
highway weurtmr upon his heud a tall
structure hnvlng n shining lustre calculated to alarm timid people. Several officers of the Crown ,and other witnesses
gave evidence that women had fainted,
that children had gone into hysterics,
nnd thnt one Thomas, the son of n cord-
wain or, had sustained a broken arm
through the violence of the mob. Hether-
ington asserted his rights ns an Knglish
man, but the Lord Mayor took a serious
view of the inn'ttor. and ordered the defendant to find two sureties, each in
$2t0OOj for his future good behavior.
THK Abenaki and Micinnc. Indiana
who inhabited Prince Kdward island before Its discovery by Europeans called it Abeuweit frosting on tho
wave), a beautiful and descriptive
nume, Early Europeans who visited tho
Island (tradition says Cabot on St.
John's Dav, June IM, 1497) named it
the Island' of St. John. In 17119, the
legislature decided to change the name
to Prlnco Kdward Island, in honor of the
Duke of Kent, Queen Victoria's father,
who was then In command of the British forces nt Halifax,
Nova Scotia formed u part of the
early Acadie. Sir William Alexander,
the Karl of Stirling, received from King
James in 1021, a charter grunting him
an immense tract of laud in North America including Acadie. This was called
Nova Scotia, a name which nftcrwards
was confined to the peninsula or province now so called. The "Baronets of
Nova Scotia" were entitled to a grant
of lund three miles broad on payment of
£100 sterling each. The difficulty ot
infeofiing (investing witb a freehold
estate) the Knights iu their distant possessions wns overcome by the mandate
of King Charles, whereby a part of the
soil of Oastel Hill, Edinburgh, magically
became tbe soil of Novo Scotia.
When New Bvuswiek formed a part of
tbo grant of Sir William Alexander, it
received the name of Alexandria in his
honor. New Brunswick, its preaent
name, was given in 1784, in honor of the
reigning dynasty of tbe House of Brunswick,
Since 1867 tho name of Quebec haa
been given to the province formerly called liower Canada.
According to tradition, the promontory of Quebec was known to the Inclines as Kebec, meaning a narrow channel. The curly missionaries, who best
understood the Indian language, said
that the word Kebec means a narrowing.
Ontario is an Indinn word, "O-no-tn-
ri-o," meaning "Beautiful hake," The
province formerly culled Upper Canada,
was named after Lake Ontario.
Uke Ontario, Manitoba is named from
a lake. The name Manitoba (Manitou,
the grent spirit, and bn, passing), is
from the Cree language and is said to
mean the "Passing of the Great
At one point in the lake, tho shores
of which are generally low and murshy,
there is a limestone bluff nt which the
Indians in puddling pust found u strong
echo, which they thought tho voice of
the Groat Spirit, and hence called it
Maniton-ba. The name of this locality
became attached to the lake and afterward to the province.
NOitAII had been guilty of what was
considered an indiscretion, so the
mistress of the houso railed her to
"step the carpet." "If such a thing
occurs again, Norah." said the mistress.
"I shnll have to get another servant!"
And Norah said: "I wish yer would—
thore'a easily enough  work* for two of
AT Naples n
wua cniisei
used bv
days bl
a  Chunte
riot 1
hat. t
you   see   that   mun   going   along
(villi  his head  in  the air. sniffing
with his nose?"
Vos; I know him."
A young lady displaying this latest
fashion was strolling down the Via Toledo when the novelty uttracted the attention of the passers-by, who soon begun to gather round in such numbers
that the object of their embarrassing
notice beenmo frightened and sought
refuge in a shop, where she fainted.
Tho crowd, however, continued to increase, and all traffic wns suspended.
The police appeared, but wore unable to
disperse the mob, which refused to move
on until the wearer of the Chanteelor
hat should reappear. Hecourse was bad
to a stratagem, and a man dressed as
u woman, und carrying iu his hand the
hat wliich hud caused ull this ado, left
the shop and wus escorted by the police
through the crowd, which, with a storm
of hisses and grouns, broke up. The lady
Inter on returned home in a cub.
Shortly after tho conclusion of the
Franco-German War a man entered a
Marseilles cafe nnd removing his hat
handed it to u waiter,   Tbo attendant,
oppose ho belie vi
nl, pure ozone.''
hunting t'n
I   bcli.
in taking  in
a  motor gnr-
RT US not waste our time," yelled
the lemperaiice lecturer. "Let us
not waste our time in dealing with
small saloons ami boershops,    Let us go
to the fountain hend.    Let us go to the
brewery,  my  friends."
"All right, boss,"' chimed  in an-old
soaker  from  a  back  seat, "I'm  with
IKK: "I came across a bundle of
ur old love letters todny."
Husband.     '' Did   vou   read
them over!"
Wife: "Yes."
Husband: "And what was iho effect
ot that perusal?"
Wife: "I wondered which wns tho
bigger fool—you ure writing them, or
I for marrying you after receiving
Mtiters IMs lilis
Every Week Something Wn
This week we a,re opening out. for display a
Splendid Range of Kenil worth and Poplin Ties direct from the J. & J. Cash
Factory, South Nor walk.   They
will give unlimited wear.
SLA TER SHOES.   A few new fuses this
week and more to follow.    Pat ami Tan Oxfords ulld Hals.
HATS,     in   Men's   Fedora   we   have   just
opened  out   the  latest, ami most up-to-date'
that can he procured.
MEN'S AND BOYS SUITS.   An inspection of our  lines will convince you of their
values and quality.
See our Wi dow Display
We aim to please
Folding Go-Carts $10.50
For Mixed Paints,
Floor Stains,
Wall Paper,
Furniture, etc.
la the place
T.   E.   BATE ,8
Capital $5,000,000
Reserve $5,700,000
Cumberland, B.C.
Sub Branches at Courtenay and Union Bay
Drafts issued in any currency, payable all over the world
Special attention paid to Savings Accounts, and interest at Current Rates allowed on Deposits of si and upwards
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
Mrs. Pr. VcNitufihUin returned to
town hy SttiurtUy'a boat.
.1. I'.irter returned tu town by Tuesday's i noii.
.1 B" tl Ulitf.it ,Va oouver >n Wtd-
N. Giant wan an oii.-boui.J paamtikitr
un Widiitjsdtty's train.
Mill" IiiBpcrt'tr Newton cmne in on .he
tram un Tltvsday.
Mifc FiiiBi'V loft "ii a nbori vimi io
VtiiicuiiviT on Wtdiu'Bujty. %
Min. Uui by and family left on Sittur
dnv, nn itti i-xu-mleil vim., tu WwjilugtUI)
Mr. Andrew MfcKnfgltt »iul Mr. Snmuel
C. Davis wt-ie reiuruli'u Ouiubarlandms
uu SiiurdHj's train,
MiiK Llviiigfttnne arrived front Soot-
luul i n Tiu-Bfluy, Hhd will lulu* up hei
realdenoe here with Mr. mul Mia, Jack.
\ 1). Ri'bortaoii and family arrived b
Tuindny's hout frum Vaitouuvtir, and wil1
in fiuuru reside in Cumberland,
Mr. mtd Mm.  Crown   «>f N nalmo,
drove th'ougli from N-iii.ini.-> u Monday.
Mid have spent the week with friends u
the city.
Pr noipal Palmer, of fhi> High Sohool,
wnn presented thia atek with a Veij
h»ndseinu silver smoking set, suitabl)
engraved, as » recognition of his valuable
Services »s a teacher and his popuUriiy
nt 'i man.
S. C. White Leghorns
402 Pullets laid in
January -  -   7616
February -  7310
March   -  - 8606
Average I"*1' '""I far "n u\ay* Ira ■>   Thi* record
IliUl ii ver [iihiii ttfiltull mi ilu* N   Anuuiiiiii I'lnui-
utiut  't'liuflu bluUwIll make good bieoiltiiRHlnck
iur mil. hleutSuacl;. a >■ u|il lirawUrafl.fiQeaoli
E, C.  KMDK ~1
Dealer  in Bicycles   and   Gas j
Engine Supplies 1
English itittl American IVlirt'hfrom <
$jil lift, also Second-hand IVIie.nl*.   )
-=GOOD —-
= HOTEL =====
The finest hotel in the city.
A reL'ft'ta wns held on Saturday beat n
II M S Sh»ar»ater £geria and Algprim
The h at * Kiii ed iouud a maik liny f!
Union, round another ofl'L./,i nnd h mt
Che regatta wan followed by a smtjkli g
oouocrt of great merit the banjo quart*
«■« and Mr Bloonifiolda Btump speeoln-s
bemu particularly tine,
Mr Alec U quart met wiih a sotiousac-
oiiijiit on Si urtliiy b^iriK thrown from
li it buggy ami receiving injuries to lot-
thigh He ia now under Dr Millard'
flare and is progreacing favorably, Mr.
Mr. T. Cairns was alao thrown out and
bully ahtken, the same afternoon.
The building and plant nf the Comox
Sawmill Co., Ltd , was destroyed by
tire in the early hours on Sunday lasi.
reuniting in considerable damage.
Mr McQuillans team took fright at
ihe Cowichiiis whiatle on Sunday, over
turned the carriage and smashed it.
We have recently received a
Carload of McLAUGHLtN
and arc prepared to quote
lowest prices and best terms.
Give us a call
McPhee &
General Merchants, Courtenay.
To the Editor Islander.
. Sir;—Mr. Bate! starred wi'h tho de
litiHte statement that the present system
was dry and  sanitary,  i»au ng it at the
aat mom»?it,  when  it waa imp-ssible to
answer I ef >n; the vote was taken.
He now says he does not profess to be an
uthority, sheltering himself behind nun
medical ofti -er of health and other medi
cd ni mi, an utif'Tttmate stand, a»b-t.i.
ur doctors took the platform in favor of
the by-law.
A dry o'nset ia one that automatically
deli vet a nittfiuitiit earth to cover and ah-
soib cell time it is used.
Mr. Bate undoubtedly worked, and
■'ot, utliera to work to .1.f..«r (Iih by-law^
*i'h thr- wub 'bat the Culoiiiat states
t hat the offer of 800001ms been cancelled.
There are many toft'SOns wliv peop'fc
a tin do not own property have the right
to vote for proper sanitation, I will in-
itiihoe three—
Int. Because, fortunately, ae live in
t free country, not Jlus-iu.
2nd.    Wa  naturally nl-j ct that our-
M'lvfB and children should e<-n ioue to he {
xposed   o'he worst of c-niagitiH d aea
v d ;i (1 d-ath
3rd. Beciuio wo desire to aee Pum
VrlanH listed an a sanitary and healthy
-•i.y, and believe that all ei iztins ahould
j in bands tu attain that object.
Those that do imt own property paj
rem to the owners, which includes
It ia a worthy amoition and creditable
to own a borne, but wu have yet to
earn that ownership of a house aud
lot confers extra wisdom or legislative
ihi ity ; whilst not lo own ia no dis*
/race, aa we are entitled to vote for a
mayor ev> ti
So we can rejoice with Bobby Burns,
and sing " A man's a mau for 'a that."
johkpij Shaw.
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Kigs for Hire
j>very and team work promptlj
attended to
Local Aijtnt for
Ttie London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co,
Get rates before'insuring elsewhere
Office: Cumberland
'! HIE
save time and money by using
the Long Distance Telephone
Quick connections to all important
I'aucott cur Island and Mainland Point*
Go to
d. JACK, Jr.
For Candy, Fruit, Ice. Cream
and Light Luncheons    j3
Atlvertl»mentHumlflrthl« hend i (.'ent, i word(
1 limit1; strictly In advance,
Two T.ieht Draft TVams, weight about
Moulin. Apply sli.iiilmiil Bros.,
.Sandwick. jll
Fur Sale—0 Milk Cowa and 3 Heifers,
Apply H. H. I'orteua, llankaliaw,
Courtoimjr. jit)
You don't get done
when you deal with
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
Notic to Advertisers.
Chnnge advertisements for
Saturday moru ings issue must
he in this office not later than
10 u.in. on Thursday,
Barrister,   Solicitor   and'
Notary l'ublic.
mission A'aitNOT. lients nnd
Dnbta Collqoted, Brokemge, Real
K-iiiUt ami Anclioneora, Thom-
son Building, Dunsniuir Avpnue.
CiiniliiTliind. 1'liuno 17. John Thom
son, Manager,
Next door to Royal Bank, opposite Post Office
Try a bottle of Elderweiss Cream
for Sunburns and Roughness
of the Skin
We have a Full Stock of Nyal's Remedies, which
are always reliable   ■   ■   ■   ■    Ask for Nyal's
The Best and Cheapest Supply of Brushes, Combs
and Toilet Articles    :     :     :     :    Give us a call
Little cubes of metal
Little tubes of ink;
Brains, and the printing presses
Make the millions think
There is no better
way of making the
people of this district think of you
than through an advertisement in
th®   I
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