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 7
DINNER SETS and
TOILET SETS
Just in,   ut
CAMPBELL   BROS.
V—(-(\L.,. \ .«ii
THE ISLAND
Fine Assortment of
Crockery and
Glassware, ;
J .1 ■ A., .".vedtot
0AMP8ELL BROS
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Nn 3'i
THE ISI.ANDKII, CUMBERLAND, ll C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, mil.
Subscription price (1.50 per yenr.
MEETING OF
THE COUNCIL
Abolition of Wards By
Law Pin ally
Passed
The council mot Oil Tuesday ni .hi then
being present llm Mnyi.r and Aldermen
McLend,  Merriliuld nml Stewart.
Cm it ibiu (liny ■til'init'i'il hit repnr
M follow*;—
-Scavenger 1*117 50
Niglitwiituliinaii .* 70.00
Police Cumt Flues * 21,00
Buckets * 10.20
Brewery * 15.00
Scale* * 2.25
Hull Hent if 40.00
1 ANNUAL
3275.95
Constables McLellan repnr;—
Pulicu C.iurt Fines »14!l 00
Bilk tu the amount uf $82 05 were
passed by the Finance committee.
The By-law to abolish the Ward By.
Hem was put through its tinnl stages, and
became la* immedialely.
O. K MacNaughton M. 1) Medical
Health oflicer anbniittid liis Medical
Health Report fur the half year.
Vuteti would do well to read its con
tenia   and  weigh   them carefully before
casting their votes un Thuriday and vote
for an up to-date sewerage system.
HEALTH REl'OlU'
To His Worship, the Mayor, and mem.
ban uf the City Council.
Sir:—
1   herewith   submit  the  muni -anneal
health r< port uf the city of Cumberland
for half year ending Deo. Uiat 11)10
Contagious  Diseases
New cases reported;—
Tuberclosis 0
Chicken Pox 0
Hooping Cough 0
Measles 0
Scarlet Fever 12
In September, Scarlet Fever, which
had been dormentduriiig July and August
again appeared, and has not forsaken us
•ince. At one time it became necessary
to clow the achools and prevent all child
ren from attending public gatherings for
* period of ten days, before reopening the
school building waa fumigated through
out and all suspected cises examined
The diseaae haa li.mn uf a mild type and
no deatha have thus resulted. At pres
eut there ia in quarantine but uue case,
which ia progressing favurably.
In the early autumn, follow ing the pro
longed drought, diarrhrea waa very prevalent. It attacked all agisand while
nut fatal in any caae it produced a mark
ed degree uf prostration in infants aud
the aged. While more or less prevalent
all over the province, it was no doubt aggravated here by local unsaniiaiy ciindit-
ions.
During the past half year the city',
cleanllneis has been far frum aatiafactor}
•nd great difficulty expurioncd in pre
•uading or euiupelliiig aome house hold-
ern lo keep their premises clean.
With the enforcement uf the new by
law, whereby the city takes uver all I h.
scavenging work, 1 anticipate a marken
improvement in tliisrespeot. The sewer*
of the city, for ihe most part, are ruttel,
•nd a aouree of danger tu the health el
the community. A new sewerage hymen
ia imperative and unless soon iustalle
the consequences may prove disaatrous
To wait for the encroachment of Dip
htherie or uttier epidemic is bad policy
Fire Drill haa recently instituted i
the Sohool and the building can now li.
completely emptied of ita occupants ii
less than a minute from time alarm e
given. Notwithstanding this oreditablt
•hewing, the necessity for tire escapes o
the building ia a matter that demand,
consideration.
The principal duties supplying mill,
have been examined and found lathfau-
tory.
It ia gratifying tn report that the iaola
tion hospital has been sheiithed thnugli-
out and now nut only atfords couifuriau.c
K of P. Ball Proves
Most Enjoyable
Affair
Tlio Annual Hull ami Supper which
wus liohi iii llle CninberluiiiJ Hull on
.Inn. 2nd, iinilei' the uusp'oe nf the K.
of P, of thin Clly is one whieli is looked foi ward to with grent intereat not
only by ita own uieinliers hut ulao by
the general public of the Cily.
Miuiiliiy night llie Ciinilwrhind Hah
presented it fair picture to uur coin
iiiiinity for the Hall had been taste
fully decorated hy lhe Miwnnic Ixidge
of this City who kindly tinned the use
iif the aaiiie to tl'e K. uf P. anil with a
little mure decorations of tlieir own
ilevioe tumid the utipicturesque Hull
in a seeming hospitable place anil
when the (jraml March was ied hy
ilu >>r Mamiger J. Ronnie it was seen
lliat all avaihle space on the Hour was
lilled to overcrowding, fur fully 70
couples were present and with music
whioh is utisiirpassilileuii the const the
iliitieei's spent an enjoyable time till 12
p. in. when supper wns announced
Those win cnuld not do justice to the
tupper provided wu can fully excuse
for never was a mure pleasing repast
provided, for ihe Pythian Sisters who
hail undertaken the t.-sk of putting up
lhe Supper luul done their work faith
fully which no one cnn deny and it is
llie wholesome nspeot of Hume cook
ing whicli is the delight uf every one
for ptei'sing the pallate that makes
one n ish there were more ihan one
New Yen 18 Supper put hy tho Pythian
Sisters. After the Supper the Merry
throng look up the tii-k of keeping the
Hull lulling which they tlid till the
late hnurs of morning for overy one
was bout, on having a time to lie rem
cmbered which we can all agree was so
nntl those of tlio Committee for the
K. uf P. aro tu lie congratulated fur
the manner in which they carried out
tlieir work to such a successful finish
tnd the K. of P of this City join in
extending a Happy and Prosperous
Year tu Cumlierlaiid aud its citizen's
NOMINATIONS
ON MONDAY
Large   Assortment
Candidates to
Choose Prom
ol
■ LEAGUE
Nomination! fur Mayor and Alderman,
and fur one trustee, will take place nc
Monday from noon tu 2 p. in at McLeod
Ice Cream Parlor, and from praaent in
dicitions it teems probable that two fall
ticketa will be in tha Held for theoWcia
Mayor Macdonald and Ez-Alderin»u
Thoa E. Bale are both in the licit} fm
Mayoralty honors, the latter back-1) h)
the Citizen League and pledged te carr}
nut their platform, while a full ticket foi
the Aldermanic vacancies and for achoo:
trustee haa also been placed In nominal-
I'll by thia league.
Mayor M icdonald called a public meeting for laat evening, the result of which
owing to the late hour of termination wc,
ire unable to publish in thia mornings
paper, but it waa on the programme tu
place a full ticket in the field to oppose
i h»t endorsed by the Citizens League.
E ection will be held on Thuraday and
sa the Ward System hu now been abol
ished, every voter will have the right to
vote fur aix aldermen instead uf two u
formerly.
Mr Bate will hold a meeting on Wednesday evening at the Cumberland Hall
•hen he will address  the-elector! and
\lu'titiiie 1'" policy he will penue  if elect-
' e J to »'■' Ma> on chair.        '
'if ns meeting is expected to be a very
interesting affair u several gentlemen
have' promised to make thinga exceeding
ly warm for the candidate, however Mr.
Bate ia well able to take care of himself
on the public platform, especially u the
programme of the Citizens Leabue ia a
very excellent one and hard to pick
tlawa in.
LOST—A ailver watch charm, compass set in wheel. Kinder will receive
suitable reward by returning wine to
thia office.
luartera fur patients, but admits of eaay
snd thurough disinfection.
Resiiectfvlly submitted
Oko. K. MaiNai'iihtun, M. D.
Medical Health Officer.
#      #      ♦
During the past year there were 31
meetings of the City Council. The tig-
urea opposite eaoh men'a name indicates
he number of times he wu present.
Mayor MacDonald .11
Aid.  MoLcod :tl
Aid Stewart 27
Aid Brown 17
All Stoddart 14
Aid  II .nod II
Aid Mcrrilield 13
T e record as far as the poor attend-
,ra ate concerned wonld look eveu Worse
I we were nble to give th i Utendat.ee
ip u night" when ill-re wu no meeting
-wi g to the lack of a quurum.
NOTES ON LA8T WEEKS
OAME
The Maroons put up one nf the
hardest games ever played in Lady-
smith, ami a draw would have been
a fair verdict of the play. The tactics uf the Ladysmith team in their
efforts 'o win were crutle and nut uf
date, when a visiting team wails for
hidf nn hour before the home team
turns out, there is something wrung
somewhere and when a player uf A-
dam's ability has to resort to the
methods he employed, to win oil
Christmas tiny it is time he was given
essun itl manliness.
All the credit was with the Cumberland team, they played the ball and
uut the man.
For Cuinlierlaiul, Clarke in goal
was in great form and luul no chance
to save the shot which heat him. McLean and W. Sutherland at hack
played up lu reputation as laiing the
Isist club pair uu the Island. Tlic
.iilf.s never tired and Wynne hail mil
his better on the field. The fojivnniV
were oil'color nml only gave n glimpse
of what tliey could tlo in the second
half.
Appoint Election Com
mittee to Work lor
Candidates
The regular meeting of the Citizen*
•'f'»ii<lf wss belli in the Council Clllilli
iters on   Wednesday   night with Mi
Colin Campbell iu the ollliir.
Two of lhe candi'hits chosen liv
the League fir Aldermen having de
lined Humiliation Messrs Hornal am
Pnriiham wero selected In tlio Vacuo
■ies, the Alderiuaiiic ticket liuw cun
listing'of Messrs McUiid, Stewart,
Iieiii, Dallos, Horiuil and I'liriilliini
Fur School Trustee Sir Robt. Hen
derson was selected ns the League*
-tanthiril hearer
Aii election committee consisting ol
Messrs .Iim. Thomson (chairman) Han
Alei.'in], Smithe, Cariwt-ight, Hei'
mil Bickle were selected to aid th
candidates in the coining election.
Mr Thomson called the attention u
the meeting to lhe fact llmt while in
issessmeiit of 5 mills on the dollar was
the maximum Dmount which might In
.evict! ill any city in the province fin
school purposes this amount liad beei
exceeded in llie expenditure lur schoo
purposes in this cily anil an aiiimatei
lobate on this point followed and Hi.
ally it was decided that the si-crolan
Write the Hon. Mr Young for an in
terpretnlioii uf llie law on this point.
The appointment of an audi tin
'Whicli according to the cutistiaitim
should take place ut the last m.etinj
in December was postponed until th
next meeting.
100 pis. hoys pants all sizes 50c pr
it Ciirlwrights.
ed in the way uf refreshments, consist
ing of Tea, coll'ee sandwiches of varioui
makes, the season I line-honored .Minn
pios, cakes, Huns, Tarts, antl crumpet'
galore followed hy all the fruits unci
nuts in season.
The liest thanks of thp guests an
'ue to the hostesses whose etlbrls lo
entertain were nnd arc much appreciated. A very enjoyable evening wh>
brought to a close by all joining
hands tint! singing Auld Lang Syne
Like John Gilpin when next thej
entertain "May I be there to see."
LOCAL MAIL SERVICE.
In effect Oct. 3rd.
Arrival
Tuesday morning
Wednesday ufteriioon
, Friday afternoon
Saturday night overland
Similar, abuut 9,30 a. in.
Departure
Tuesday—6.15 a, m.
Thursday—6,15 a. in.
Saturday—6.16 a. in
Sunday, about 1 p. in.
100 prs. hoys punts all sizes 80c pr.
al Ciiitwrights.
The Young mens Club of the Met
hodist Church accepted the invitation
of the young women to a New Year*-
party on Monday evening.
There was a full attendance of both
sexes ably chaperoned hy several elder sympathizing members of Unchurch.
A very full programme wa.s ofti. i
enly carried out consisting of various
interesting games and comic songs
with sprightly tunes, thu performers
evidently appreciating Oeneral Booth
opinion nnd practice when he said
that ho did not see why the Devil
shuuld havo the sule right to nil the
hest tunes.
Avery bouniiful spread wasprovid
TO THE   ELECTORS OF TIIE
CITY OK CUMHUKLANI
Ladies and Gentlemen:—
At the request nf a numbor of lead
ing and influential citizens I agaii
offer myself as a candidate for Mayo
for the year 1911.
As in the past I shall endeavor t<
uphold the lawa of the City and main
tain an orderly town'ant! shall otuleav
or to protect iho rights of nil olassii
oi citizens.
I shall also una my influence I'
secure the passing of a by-law in or
tier in raise funds to establish inn
niniutiiiii nil up to-dnle sewerage KJ
styoill in and f r the Ci'y of Cumber
land.
Thanking yon, Ladies ami Qenth
men fur your confidence in the pas
and soliciting your vote and inlliluuci
to secure my election for the yen
1911.
I am, yours respectfully,
D. B. McDonald
Sive Toll wu lined (5 and costs for ai
infraction of the Coal Mines Regulation
Act, rule (9 a.) He fired a shot withuui
permissi.il of the ahotligh'er. Informs
tiun was laid by Inspector Newton.
Lai k of apace prevents ua from print
ing seven letters to the editor, receiver!
this week ; we have alao an interesting1
contribution frum Midnight Philosophy
whioh has been crowded out, but wbicl
wlll appear next issue.
100 prs. Imrs pants all sizes ,r>0i
at Cartwright),
MR. CGULSON
T* M. C. A. Committer
Interview Mine
Manager
Mr CouUim Ootioral Manager of Du'ni
nuir Ltd J.iiidly an-mined to meet th
(J.numittee appointed by Oiq Develop
nent League tu tli-iMiHH thu t'Hiitl)linliiti
i branch of the Y. M. C. A. hurt).
Drtiillespie laid thft matter beforeIiim
ttxpUiiiiitU that it appeared tu lm a verj
It ninth..' need and iii thu hunt interests i<
Juiuberiand that thu young men ami boy)
fthnulil have a building uf that, kind com
fuming a reading room supplied wiih
molts ami miig>t..iuea ai fuud fur thi
aind, ami a gymnasium for athletic exei
dies fur strengthening and developim
tlio body, uImi smoking and aueiuhh
r-mma whuru they cnuld meet for enj")
ii«nt ami reorettiuiv
Mr, Coulson expressed Ids full sympa
c iy with the object in view stating ii
ivuuld not hu thu tirst of its kind that h
nad helped to inaugurate, ninl he knov
thai railway companys assiattd in esiab
iiliiug V.M.C A.sat all divis! nal po u .
Wiere possible, aud believed they were -
myii g proportion from the railway coin
niiiy'a point of view, a« wull as a buuii t
ciiuir uuiployees.
After full discussion of pios and cuu
Jr. Coulaou askud that the (Jommitu.
itiould get a plan of a hint-tlih. buildim,
(dt tenders for the eust of ita orectioi,
ind out wbat au equipment of it wotile
mmo tu, thuu suu liuw mueh they uuuh
rtise"in Ihu city and district towards it.
md after uxliau-itiug their own r. hihucup
oport pregress to hiin, when ho wnu'c
tke up the consideration of the propositi
■ii its merits; he emphasized tho liecewj
y of a resident secretary to ensure it
>uiiig run ou ulliuieut lines; from his ex-
■erieucu hu found that that was thu onh
*-.y tostcure tho success of thu undurtal
ing.
both Mr. Stewart and Mr. Clintoi
warmly expressed tliuir sympathy witl
tie idea and wish it wull.
Aftor a very pleasant interview, tht
luputation thanked Mr. Coulson for tin
nterview, which lie assured them was >
pleasure to him to have received them
The committee immediately held ameet
ng to discuss future proceed ugs, Dt
ijillespie being chosen chairman of it
uid Mr. J. Shaw, secretary,
It was decided aB an initial stop thft
ho S'crutary write to thu Y.M.C.A. hum
l<iartursat Winnipeg asking thu-n to fur-
vard a suitable plan uf the buildim
f thuy had turn on hand, alao suggest th
lost of equipment with any other inclination; but if possible sumt one of theli
ravelling BecretHrya to go over tin
(round, and puraoually confer with n'
ntereatod in the matter for which a pul
tc meeting oollld  he railed.
^^^^^AM^V^VW^^
Correspondence.
' pr-
The'fuljiiwing le ■ bus been hunt!
-il to us fur pithlioiiliun.
llnimiT. I'.. C.
Drcemlier, 19th., 1010
■iolin Iv'slcr, Alaiiiiger,
Nn. .ri mnl li Mines,
Cumberland, II. 0.
Denr S r: •
At a meeting of tho follow employee-
uf the late I'Vcil. Aiilm-soii. Kire llu-^
it tho Hosmer Minas, II. (,'., who Iiml
Ills life in re-cueing others nfter tin
px|ilosion at tin- Believe Mine, tin
night of lii'iHiil.i-r Oth;-; IDiO; tin
following were appo'nt^d Trustees ol
his willow mnl four i-hililreo:
.Ills. Ayres, Scry llnsini'l- hm-iil No.
u'497, U, M. W. of A., I). (J. Wilson,
Kupt, Hosnies .Mines
MELSON COMPANY
IS GOOD
Vhci "Wolf" Well Played by Harold-Nelson
Company ,
The lieal- triivelling eonipaiiT that
ins \ i-ileil this eity for a long time ie
lie lliinilil Nelson Ci which played
i- ri- on Sutiii-iliiy night to a fair house.
Mi-Nelsnn as Jules Beauhiefl, the
nihitiintu waa especially clever. Waler liiilierts as the "thrifty Sootell
'ii'rliyti'iiiiii"nmi   i»ir Garrette were
Xlll'ill'llt.
inking it all around the performance
vas a good ono and the company will
receive a hearty welcome on the i-eca*-
"ii nf ii future viait.
V
We would ask your good uffieera iu
hiving a siiliscriplion to thia Fund
i iki'ii up, among the business men
mil miners of your locality, acknow-
le i.uing the same in your local new-
paper.
All reuiittiinces lo lie tent to the
.lank of Montreal, Hosmer, B, C,
vim will acknowledge tho same.
Yours very truly,
Lewis Stockktt
I'o the K litor Islander:
Sir:—Desiring to have reliable infer-
uatlen, the follnwiug is the reply from
ilie Mayor ol Victoria ; t
"Dear Sir: In regard lo the attempt
li) rob men uver sixty of their rota, th*
.so you mention in Victoria wu decid
il by Chiof  Justiie lluit.r in favor uf
ien over aiity being exempt frum the
.WOO and entitled tu tlieir vote.
(Signed) .1. Moai.tr
Mayor."
Yet Mr. Bickle had the affrontry to M-
<ure the Court of Revision that some 160
mines were removed from the electoral
- .11 in Victoria, because voters over 69
i id not paid their f2.00
It ia generally understood and boiler-
ij that this mean dodge wu engineered
i behalf of Mr Bate by certain prominent supporters and that Mr. Bickle wu
the only person (not man) that would
ict aa their political hack.
No wonder tbat suoh low down taetiw
ihould excite general indignation, mora
especially u Mr. Bickle did it iu tho
mine uf the Citizens' League, who by
uia would nmke it appsar that they
vish to penalize citizens who havo spent
heir life's- labor building a homo for
heir old age, supporting our merchants
uld ao assisting tu the beat of their obit-
ity to build up our city and ita churches
.ud schuols, when aloug comes tb* secretary of the Citizens' League shouting
1., uo: uo act of parliament ahall block
.he way uf our League whuw real ubjocts
ire to elect our owu, Msyor and a majority of the Aldermen, capture tb* Lioena-
ng and Police Commissioners' Boards,
mn the city on our lines; all thia derao-
irallo n.iiisense of trusting tha peopla
md let them rule their own city, don't
tuit us; we intend to bo.s Cumberland
.gain. Yet Mr. Bickle is supposed to be
i Liberal.
Mr. Bickle'a mountain after several
woek'a labor has brought fourth s mouse,
4 miserable still-born runt at that.
Let us all, as a token of respeot, show-
hy our vnt.-a on the 12th that we repudi-
tne attempt to disfrauohiae our old and
highly respected citizens, whieh will, I
trust, prove a
Boon*i_-o.
Mrs. Kimnis can receive more pupils
for piano lessons daily (oxoept Tuea-
dny) ut nny time by arrangomeiit.
t'ninp Cuinberlanil
100 prs; hoys punts all sizes 50c pr.
nl Cartw. Ighta. nm ISLANDD. OUMBMtLAHD. l.tt
All we ask is ior you to let us buy a 50 cent bottle of
I
Psychine (pronounced Si-keen) from your druggist
and give it to you free to try.
It has only   b*ea   within   recent And w* hav* received hundreds of und* of theu 50-cent bottle* of Pay-
jrara  that   we  bar* come  to  really thousand* of unsolicited testimonials. -  chine.
Know about the white corpuscle, of A„ .          „            ,                 .    And we do ttat „, ,how gur eBtlre
iaeir runction i*. corpuscles ot the blood.                          u<,n-
That the,  ara   th.   policemen   or ^en ,„ ,hf d|MUM ,„ -„, ^
scaveuiers of the body.
ment ot which Psychine ls Indicated.
tlon.
a. conlldenc* that has been baaed on
our 30 yean' experience with this
splendid preparation, with a full know
.Sil'Jvi'f.JI'Sl.A"^! f!r"l.™i     Here »" "•• <"•""» °f »>>1<!>> *»' ledse of ""hundred, of thousands of
Si ,'h m, ,    / .,t nSi.w.'      * <*'»• "as cured many thousand cues'   eure. It ha. made,
loougn or In sunlclent cumber..
Or being devoured In turn by thei*
disease (arm* eben Infertor In
itreojth
It has only been within th* last few
(ears thai srli'utl.ta have found out
hat ceriatn herbt strengthen and In-
ireaae thrss white corpuscles, or bodily
scavengers.
at at «
herb*   largely   eompose
l— Grippe Bronchial Coughs
Bronohltls Weak Lungs
Hemorrhage* Weak Voice
Bora Threat Boring Waakaaaa
Anaemia Early Decline
Female Weakness Catarrhal All'eciloos
lodlgestluD Catarrh of Slotuaoh
Poor Appetite Night Sweat*
Chills anil Fevers Obstinate Conghs
Sleeplessness and Laryngitis end
Nervous Troubles Dyspepsia „'
After efT.-cU   of PUurlsy, Pusunionle and
La Grippe.
And  these
fsychlie.
Vor thirty years P.ychlne has been     „  .„,. _. ,
strengthening and Increaslnf the white N°*; "e,tdon,1 *" /ou ,l° ,take„0,"
•ornuse'ea of the blood word for the "emendously bene .dal
sorpum.es or the Diooa. .^ _f paycb,.e    p,,, out (|]e coupon
Por thirty year. Psychine haa heen below,  mall It to u. and we'll give
lulldlng up run-down vitality, curing your druggist an order (for which we
•any of apparently hopeless discuses. p„ hiui the regular retail price) for a
We have sold millions of bottles of &"■«;" u",^" ot Psycliltio to be given
fsychlne In tnat Hint. "oa freu of ">»'•
We hare  cured  hundreds of thou- We will undoubtedly buy nnd dlstrl-
sands, bute in tbls manuer hundreds of thou-
COUPON No. 95
To th. Dr. T. A, SLOCUM. Ltd.
195-195 Spadina Ave.. Toronto.
1 accent rourofW to try a 'to. bottle
of I'tiyohUio   (primomiwil Hl-ifvun)  at
Kwr upend*, I imve not had n Mo.
tile of l*nri'hiiii< iiiulor tin* plan.
Klmliy advlne my druyifUt tu dvliver
thin bottle to uie.
Mr Nam*	
Town ,	
Street and Number ,	
My Druggtlt'l Name.	
Hiroct ami Number	
Tlii«"'i>ii|Miii in not r <otl font Mc. \__K\o ,
of pMXottttiotf preM»t< d to ihfrddBfHtt. '
—It must ba unnt ub—wu wiii HtflTBuy
thfl Slla, holt It* of I'Hvchiiio from j.nir
druggfet and direct lum to deliver It to
you. Tlila oflbr t'-ur bn wUlnlntwii nt
anv thuu wlMigvl notice. .Send i-nupmi
txf-.tny. "f
A Trip to the Zimbabwe Ruins
By Frances Lyttelton
WE started for the Zimbabwe ruins
from .TnhaiiD«eburg iu the month
of September. Our original in
tention had bfen to go at ra ight to tin
Victoria Kails, but aa we had plenty
ni time to spare, we thought that it
wuuld he moro enterpriaiiig to branch
•wav first into Maahonnlaud. and
plore the region of "King Solomon's
Mines."
Accordingly we aet forth, provided
mth some light baggage, numerous
Thermos bottles, and, although it was
out the feverish time of year, with
pte supplies of quinine. When the
monotonous aud uninteresting journey to
Buiuwayo eume to au end, we left that
town in a tornado of dust and wind.,
and took the train for Gwelo. For
miles and miles we traveled through
bare brown veldt, occasionally stopping
tt tiny stations, which had thoir names
writ large upou hoiwted boards or upou
the gum trees, and whero the natives
aud a few white settlers assembled to
watch the arrival of the train. The
ttternoon sun made the train like
furnace, therefore theae halts came as
welcome intervals in which to stretch
the legs and quench the thirst with
time-juice. At one of these stations
we entered in conversation with an
English porter, who entertained us witb
his political views, and remarked that
be waa shortly leaving for Kngland
with tbe iuteution of "telling them at
Some" wbat he and South Africa
thought of Mr. Winston Churchill.
At Gwelo we slept a night, and tho
following morning laid in a stock of
hams and rounds of tongue and sot
forth for Belukwe, where our real ad
matures began, for it was here that
ffe shook ourselves free of trains and
took to the road. A four-wheeled
"post-cart," with a canvas covering,
tud drawn by six brown aud grey mules,
itood ready for us. Our escort was au
English driver and a native named
'Snowball:" With the deeply interested eyes of all Selukwe upon us, we
•enled into this vehicle and departed
it a gallop, with Snowball squatting
m a precarious position at the back
<)f the canvas hood. After thu preliminary flourish, the pace sobered down
to a trot, and we wended our way down
. pleasant valley botween high ridges
thick with trees whoBo young loaves
were flecked with red nad russet brown,
for in South Africa the colors of early
mring are the samo as those of the
turning leaves of autumn,
[t had not rained for six mouths, so
Ihe apruits and watercourses were
dried up, and everything was very sii
tai, except when tho driver cracked
bis immense whip and ejaculated to tbo
tiules. lie had learned the Kaffir trick
ii gurgling and intoning strange
«ounds, and he would urge on or ro-
jtrovo a lazy mule by (trying out its
tame two <ir three times at great speed
—"Kaffir-meat, Kaffir-meat!" and an-
jtber nam.', Bessy, which came in a
kiss, "B'pee; B'eoe, B'seel" When wo
lad driven some distance, tho team
»ero '' outapaaned," a fresb batch of
«ix were put in. and we drove on
through the raiJd and sultry overling,
patching the colon change from bronze
to a faint purple and then to grey, when
(he BhadOWB began to spread, and in a
twinkling night descended ami the
lights nhmic ont from distant veldt fires.
By the time the moon rose wo had
tome to onr Bret bait, » long, low stone
"store," which irt used by travellers on
(hat road BB i half way house. We
ilept in whitewashed rooms with little
doors opening do to the outer wor
•here a native same and deposited jugs
«f water in the morning. We started
lorth next day at an early hour on a
fresh and dewy morning aud proceeded
along a sandy road which occasionally
dwindled to a track, through scrub aud
bush-land and past long glades of slen-
(er trees, looking like enlarged and
rather ragged English parks, pating our
Aeuls bv the wayside and meeting only
line other mule-cart and a native
throughout the livelong day. At one
moment we wnnt bumping and splashing through a spruit, whore some of us
n-cre towed across upon Snowball's
fcack to a boulder in the middle of the
water ao that we might take photo
graphs, after which the cart rolled on
•gain and we sat v»'v*''f»l and comatjee
through the hnuM, wliile the dust, hung
tike a red mist 0VM long distances of
track het ind na.
The mules had become somewhat jaded, but the driver spoke proudly of the
nspan of beautiful blue roans which
could soon meet as on the road and
vere to take us to Victoria in a flash,
iut alast for these hopes. When we pull-
id up at a tin she1., a native emerged
ind with many gesticulations began to
(abide in an unknown tongue to the
Iriver, whose face grew black and we
oresaw calamities. It appeared that
our of the roans had strayed away—
be boy waved his arm vaguely out at
he kopjes—and only two mules could
oin the team. The boy was sent with
ome peretnptorinesa to retrieve the
hissing four, while Snowball, who had
HMiined a carefully detached air dur
ng the proceedings, helped to couple
be two fresh and handsome roans
.longside our original team. Snowball,
t may be said, was an aloof individual,
rbo kept his own counsel and appear-
d to pursue a solitary but very definite
ourse of life. On our return journey,
ie left us with some abruptness, and
ve had driven for several miles be
ore we discovered that his seat at the
<ack of the canvas hood knew him no
aore.
We   reached   Victoria   at   a   belated
lour that night and slept at the inn,
HOW TO CURE
STOMACHJROUBLE
A Greit Sufferer From Indigestion
Tells How She Wu Cored
Stomach trouble is a general name
for all  forms of indigestion,  whether
great pain after   eating, belching   of
wind,  heavy  feeling  in  the  stomach,
nausea, or the sharp pains tbat often
make you think you have heart trouble.    There are  two things  noticeable
in indigestion.   One is tbat doctors always find indigestion a prominent symptom in a bloodless, run-dowu state. Tbe
other, that suiferers usually find relief
wheu a tonic is taken that restores thc
general health.    Without a doubt stomach trouble is simply stomach weakness,
and the cure is to matte the stomach
strong euougu to  digest  food  without
trouble.   Any other treatment is patchwork   und   cannot  cure.     As   the   processes   of   digestion   are   controlled   by
the blood and nerves, the sLouiach that
is too weak to digest food needs a tonic
to  give  it  strength.    And  in  all   the
world thero is no better tonic than ut.
Williams'   Pink   Pills.     They   actually
make new, rich blood, tone the nerves
aud ao strengthen tho stomach uud all
the  bodily  functions.    We submit thc
following as  proof that  Dr.  Williams'
Pink Pills will cure even the most ob
stniato eases of stomach trouble.    Mrs.
John   Graf,   Fort  Saskatchewan,   Alta.
says:  "For years I suffered great tor
ture   from   indigestion.     I   took   many
different   medicines,    but    instead    of
benefitting mc I was growing worse all
the  time, till my stomach  got ao bad
I   could  neither eat  nor drink  without
pain.    Even cold water would cuusu me
suffering.     Nor   did   I   got   any   relief
when the stomach was empty, as 1 still
Buffered   from  a   horrid,  burning pain,
I went to Edmonton aud consulted one
of  tho bolt doctors there, but  he told
me  that  he  could  do  nothing  fur  me,
that  all  I  could  do  was to diet.    For
somo time I took only hot water mul a
small   piece   of   brown   bread   for   my
meals,  but oven that did not help ine
and I got so weak aud run down lhat I
despaired of ever being well again,    I
bought a so-called electric belt, uud wore
it   for  six  months,  hut  it  was  simply
money wasted.    Thon one day n friend
asked  mo wby I did not try  Or.  Williams' Pink Pills,    f did not know they
wero  intended to cure indigestion, but
being assured that they  were, decided
to  try  tbem.    I soon   found  tho  Pills
helping  mn,  but  my  condition  was  so
had  when  I began  using them that I
continued   taking   the   Pills   for   about
five   months  before   1   felt thnt   I
completely   cured.    Then   I   eould
any  kind  of  food,  and'although  mure
than  two years have  passed since my
cure,   I   havo   not   since   had   tho   least
wign of the trouble.   I can most heart
ly recommend Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
to  anyone toufWing  from  this terrible
trouble.*'
Sold by all medicine doalers or by
mail at ■'>') conts a box or six bexct
ror $2.50 from The Dr. Williams'
Medicine Ce., Broakville, Ont.
^ext morning we clattered through tho
own, where an impression of tin
louses, dust, natives and ma Aet carts
lashed pnst us, before the mules wheel-
<d off into a strange new country of
ong green and yellow grass, of Kaffir
•aths, and Kaffirs walking along them
vith the grass reaching above their
boulders, of giant ant-heaps, some
welve or thirteen feet high, of cactus
nd queer unknown trees and high
(ranHe kopjes of grotesque shape. We
tartled a young antelope near by,
nd seat him bounding over the
;rnund in light staccato leaps. At one
■art the dead yellow grass was being
lowly consumed by small flames, and
»*» punned for one scorching moment
lose hv it. Then the driver pointed
vith his whip across the tawny land
<eane to a range of mountains which
ippeared on the horizon. "Zimbah-
ve,'' he announced, and whirled his
ong lush, hissing and crying out, "Nov
■r-mind, Nevermind!" to one of his
earn.
Presently we drove into a very wild
ind beautiful couutry and stopped at
he foot of a ruca plateau, where we
eft the cart aud walked down tbe
alley to tbe nuns. A wilderness uf
■rotten wails opeuud before us, uut of
vhich rose tbe Ktliptieal Temple witb
lh huge, rouud outer walls, decorated
vith Chevron pattern. We wandered
nto its deserted interior, full of tum-
ile-dowu enclosures, passages and white
tchencd walls. Tbere are one or two
old fig-trees growing near the Sacred
Enclosure, where the people came to
worship the sun and the stars and the
priests performed their rites under thc
shadow of the Couical tower, a notable
old building with a smashed top and
very solid all through. Behind it there
is a deep and very narrow passage,
wiudiug its way to the outside of the
Temple between gigantic walls. It is
supposed that the priests used it for
pHosiug along uuseeu tu the sacred enclosure, The air in this dark passage
is very cold and we could only boo a
strip of sky high above our beads; the
walls are thick like Norman walls and
admirably even, with fine sweeping
curves. Some of the uther walls were
added on to tbe old ones by the Maka-
langa natives, and these are clumsy aud
irregular, with the stones piled.in anyhow, like a child's building of bricks;
they are crumbling faster than the ancient walls.     These   Makalauga were
PLANK FELL ON HIM!
Hamilton Man Badly Injured
Rouben Atherton, of 367 Porguaon
Avo., Hamilton, un employee of tht
Otis Elevator Co., sustained' serious in
jury whilo at work. A plunk fell from
a height on to his right foot, crushing
it badly. He was takeu homo, whore
Xum-Bult was applied with uood re
suit. B
Telling his experience of the balm,
he Baldt "Alter the doetor hnd dressed
iho damaged foot with somo preparation of liis own I wus in great polo,
and as day after day 1 seemed to get
im relief 1 left off medical treatment
and tried Zam-lluk. Krum the very
tlrst application I trucod uu Improvement. Ham link really seemed tu act
llko music, cleaning all the unhealthy
matter from the wounds, drawing out
all discoloration, inflammation ami
soreness; and sturted healing in quick
time. In two weeks tho too ami foot
wore well again. Zltm-Buk bulm is
certainly u wonderful healer, and 1
woidd not curo to be without u box in
tllO house. You can use the nbove
statement in uny pnpers, books or nub.
lications, as it may lend some Other
■ultorer to us0 Zam link and got relief
as I did."
All workers should keep Zulu-Bilk
handy. Applied to a cut ur wuuud, it
stops Iho pain, commences healing, and
—whal is equally Uae—it prevents all
possibility of blood-poisoufng. Zam-
Buk is oqunlly good for skin diseases,
aud cores eczema, itch, ulcers, ub
■esses, varicose ulcers, sculp sores,
blood -poisoning, etc. It heals cold
cracks, chapped bunds, frost bite, cures
piles and ull iullamed conditions of the
skin umi tissue Fifty cents a box
frum ull druggists und Btores, but
avoid imitations ami substitutes, some
at which aro highly dangerous, und
1iouc ure hcuoticiul.
one, called thc "Kastern Temple.'
with tall monoliths pointing tu the sky,
is where tho priests watched for the
rising uf the suu and observed thi
hours and the months from shadow:
eaBt on tho walls by the monoliths.
Some of us clambered tu the topmost
boulders, aud from here we saw u very
magnificent view of the country. Miles
beneath we could louk down iuto the
interior of the Kllipticul Temple umi
at the vulloy of ruius, and beyond ut
u rising sou of kopjes and huge stretches
of rough undulating couutry—valleys,
kloofs, gorges, ami out tuwurds the
north the range of the big tiesa mouu-
taitiB. Cecil Uhoilcs is snid tu huve
hesitated between being buried on the
Mntoppos or upon tbe Zimbabwe Aero,
polis. Aud, ou takiug into cousideru-
ttuu the enormous range of scenery
nud richness ot color, combined with
the romantic interest of the ruius, the
hitter struck me as the superior of the
two. We wore too early in the yonr
to see the semi-tropical vegctutiuu in
its full bluum, but the hill wus already
colored with the delicate greon of the
wild viue, with pink  blossomed "Zim-
mutter they insert iuto their alimentary
canal.
Some of these persons are sincere.
Ihey try to tollow the wise man whu
.aid: "Wo cultivate philuBuphv upon u
littlo oatmeal." Oue of the bromides
lit common use is the saving, "Wo all
eut ton much." The practice nf the ascetics whu subsisted on a fow herbs ami
icrrioa aim water is popularly supposed
0 be the ideal thing for superior people,
i sort of commendable but utterly uu-
ittaiuuble goal, like entire sunetillca-
tion. Aa a mutter of fact, it is sheer
ntiinbug. Then come tho innumcriilde
.nddists; thuse who live ou nuts nloue,
or on fruits, or ou uncooked food, or on
vegetables.
Ho it is time somebody nroso und aald
il lew things iu favor of the old fush
loued food, lt ueede to bo borne in
upon the mind of a confused world tlml
lhe best thing for a healthy mini or
woman when they are liuugry is
"suiiip'n to ent." By which 1 mean
not so inutiy proteids ami bu much ultro
jjouous substance and so much albuminous, und su much acid, but 1 mean good
Id bread ami raw butter, und sweel
nam ami crisp biicon, and juicy sleuk,
und potatoes, onions, oggs, cabbages,
.un! sparrow gross.
The human nice has just a little more
sense Ihuu lhe consult ing chemist ami
analyst of tho breukfust food factory.
Whatever huinaulty hus gone un ma's
t'  ""
npei
looting ami assimilating for a century
or su is just aboul good for you.
Df course, I am nut speaking of
diseased people. If you have ll deal
ease of diabetes, or rheumatism, or (evei
vou should luke sueh diet us vour phv
•oi-iiiu prescribes. But for all normal
folk, sound of limb, anxious for break
(ast, und without sweeny, ringbone, oi
spavin, the best remedy for what nil-
them three times a day is victuals sue
drink.
A witty Frenchman suid that "out
vices arc our virtues curried tn excess.'
Gluttony Is a vice, and so is drunken
ness; which goes to prove that a ron
sellable amount of good things
the Inble is n virtue.
I doubt if any real good ever cam.'
of starving one's self. Thero may hnv,
been some high thinking produced fron
a menu of greens nud spring water, Rnii
some ploty, of u kind, nurtured by fast
ing, but one is much more apt to do sunt
and clear thinking on hum and egg.
nnd to develop an ugrccuble type et
holiness on beefsteak and gravy.
People ought In bestow more atten
lion und Intelligent discrimination ot
whnt they eat, "Why is it," nsks s
modern novelist, "that when you tllki
a woman to dino Bhe always says ah.
lllll't hungry, and that no man ever be
lieves her?" Is it because most womei.
are affected with the finicky notion that
t is not quite delicate nnd ladylike ti
be hungry, und men kuow what's thf
mutter with tbenif
HER KIDNEYS
KILLING HER'
"FRUIT-A-TIVES" SAVES HER
t'ln .brussie, OnL
Two years ago, the doetor made forty.
four calls on me and then suid lie bad done
all ha could for me. I was suffering wllh
intense Kidney Trouble ami severe Infinity.
illation had set in. Two either doctors
were consulted and agreed that nothing
could be done to help mo,
On the recommendation of a neighbor,
I look "l-'riiii-ii-iives" nod tliey cured mc.
I'o-ilay. I tako "l'ru'u-n-tives" as iny only
medicine. I nm in e\e, Hent health and
"fruit-a-tives, is the medicine that cured
me after I had been nt death's door for
months.
I um glad to be nblu lo give you this
testimonial. It may benefit noma other
woman sufiering ns I suffered, ns 1 lielievo
lh.it I would not ba alive to-day hud 1 not
used "Fruit-a-tives."
Mas. P. E. WEBBER
"Fruit-a-tives"—tho famous fruit medicine—is acknowledged tho greatest kidney
cure in tlte world. Mio a b ix, 11 for $J.G0
trial size li.V. At dealers, or from Fruit-a-
tives Limited, Ottawa,
workmen being employed. Many buildings have been moved in a similar man
ner, but this is the first attempt tu move
u structure uf these dimensions aud ef
this character.
unique in its outlandish boautj and j
the charm of its human interest ni,r.ve
ull other parts of South Africa.' It
buB utniusphpro: old forgotten histories
of fights and pagan worship hang round
the solitary pussuges of temples, ami
ou the valley of ruins where "merchant men and boyB and girls thronged
oarly by aud late," and on the walls
of defence, which the baboons uow use
for their games. The original builders
have beeu, aB it were, wiped oot, and
except for their walls and the remains
of their gold workings, have left uo
trace or record behind them. They must
have been very brave aud ingenious
characters to have planted a city in
a remote country of rains and earthquakes, aud to have grafted wulls and
temples on to an uncompromising hilt,
which to-day looks as if it were about
to shake olf tho clinging walls ami Bend
them down the precipices. Undoubted
ly it wub guld  thut tempted
„     .   men  tu
these wilds, und thore hue been manv
t" (fill.      ntlttn, a- item;       tunnniouia      sti.iv ,     '   .. H     __, J
once a powerful tribe—tbe PurtugueBe a romantic theory of^ King Solomon's
rn*..-  of thom fro.,,   Ar«h t™H«?« ini""1"58 and the Gold of Ophir and trad-
heard of them from Arab traders in
the sixteenth ceutiii as living iu Zimbabwe, where was "the mightie wall of
tive-und-twenty Bpane thick." They
hud great feasts and sacrifices of oxeu
in tho temple, laying down floors on
top of tbe uucient ones, and they traded with the Arabs in gold, and buried
their deud on Zimbabwe Hill. Thon the
tribe fell upou ovil dnys, they were
beaten and mnde slaves by other native
tribes, became deteriorated and gradu
ally lost their hold upon Zimbabwe,
The ruins wero used as cattle-kraals
for .some time, since when they hnvo
been in a sort of wuy rediscovered by
various travellers und explorers, and
everything cleared out that was injurious  to the buildings.
Kvery kind of relic of tho different
ages tins beeu routed out in tho courso
of these excavations: curved sollpstulle
birds, ancient gold ornaments, the
bones of oxen, Arabian glass, copper
bangles aud pottery and a buwl with
the signs of the zodiac upon it. Home
pints hnve been considerably churned
about in the hands of different excavators, and it wus fold of oue explorer
thai he unearthed some "find" from
considerable depth, which he thought
going to liv the date of the foundations, but ut the hii rue depth he came
upon an umbrella nnd a Hcltr.cr-wuter
bottle. On the oilier hand, many parts
lire still itticxcnvstol, und buried passages lie underneath the velilt.
Zimbabwe QUI is ft steep and towering
kopje, several liunilred feet high, with
enormous granite boulders piled one on
top of the other. At the foot, of the
hill is the grave nf Alan Wilson, who
lied fighting st the Shaugnni lliver.
Protected from tho glare under sun umbrellas, we climbed up a path which
curls gradually round between bushes
nud gmnite blockrf- until it. .reaches
snme worn steps, which lead to n broad
rock plateau. Here, round and ajiout.
Hie boulders, nre the walls which Hie
bygone people of Zimbabwe built for
protection their, enemies, and numerous
olher steps and passages and parapets
twisting among the rocks, delicately
reared entrances, looking aa if Ihey
were nbout tn topple down, and caves
and deep winding stairs and n mvsteri-
ous "creep-hole" between boulders,
nnd sudden and unexpected views down
into the valley from thc ramparts and
between rocks.
There an tke rains of two temples:
ers from Phoenicia and Subo, theories
which modern investigutioil questions
without uttering nny better solution as
to whu woro und from whence eume
these mysterious Zimbabwes.
Tho natives daro not go near the
ruius after suuset, for they fear that
the spirits of the Makalauga will rise
from their graves ou the hill aud huuiit
the buildings; this contingency wo
were prepared, howevor, to faco, uud
we went down lute to pay u last visit
to the Kllipticul Temple. Tho moon
wub flooding the country with radiant
light, and a faint blue grey mist hung
over the grass and down the valleys,
out of winch ruse u muss of kopjes mid
the pule buildings uu Zimbabwe Hill.
Tho inside uf the temple was transform
ud luto a place uf brilliant tights und
bluck moving shadows and overy bit
of moulding und stone gleumed iu high
relict', ihe uir iu the dark pussuges
seemed tu be holding its breuth, uud one
fell that some prehistoric priest might
suddouly emerge from his pussuge and
begin to mutter liis pruyurs to the
moon ubove. tin the top uf tho outside wull we snt nml looked on to tho
ruins in the vnlley. Ituiiis dominated
everything now; by duy ihey ure ul-
most overpowered by heights and vast-
ness, but when uiglit comes these are
toned down to muke backgrounds for
the moonlit buildings, which shine uut
us when they were new, und it seems
us if their inhabitants were still within
them, only sleeping.
Then we drove back towards the
realms uf tin nud red brick, while the
driver awoke llie cchrcs by shouting,
" Never- mind, Never - mind 1 " and
cracking his whip' over the heads of
the faithful six.
Nothing, I contend, is more befitting
a wise mun and nothing is more becotn
ing a gentleman, ntid nothing is mor.
charming in a lady than a rational ap
prcciutiou of food. Indifference townrn
what one ents and drinks is either gen
nino of hvpneritir. If genuine, it be
babwe creeper" and the "Kaffir- tokens a defect of which oue ought U
btium," which   blossoms    into    scarlet! 1'e nshnmed.
petals before its leaves appear,  T^",sfli   H the indifference to gastronomic af
a  vast   lonely   country, s! ,i,jin(! u||,f fairs is hypocritic nothing of course is
  '■' i'" -'" "■■'■ '  *"   t" be said for it,   Ono is simply a sham
and a fraud.
Americans of the ordinary, rum i
class, not the overrich or the poor, an
the worst fed of any ordinary clnss ol
peoplo in the world. In three-fourth.
of tho homes of the United States tht
cooking is neglected nnd poor.
As fnr hotels, you enn atop off th.
train nt any station in Switzerland ot
Bavaria or France nnd go to the first
inn you see nnd usually find clean bed'
nnd good eatables. Try this in inanj
American cities nnd you will find yonr
self in the midst of flies, dirt, vile smel
ling viands and vllo looking bedrooms
Americans need to wake up to the fnct
that thoy are making money bo fast
tliey do not know how to enjoy life. I
have just been in a littlo town on a
lecture trip. In the restaurant I fought
my way to the dining table througl.
swarms of typhus flies, and snt down ti
meals consisting of beef boiled till it
was like solo leather, potatoes covered
with grouse, nnd bread that had beet
cut for hours and left to dry out.
My heart wont ont to the "traveling
men'' who have to endure this sort of
thing constantly.
And the trouble with our home ii
that we put no brains in the kitchen. Wt
leave the most Important pnrt uf household business, the preparation of food
tn ignorant, careless, sloppy menials
And I have known lazy mid affected
housewives to boast Hint they nevet
knew whnt was going on in the kitchen
Now, I candidly believe more domes
tic happiness has been wrecked by bad
cooking thnn by good whisky. Ood bless
the wife and mother thnt knows how
to make—and likes tn mnke—good eof
fee and fluffy biscuit and glorious cos
turd pie, and cnn broil a steak and tun
nn omelet, nnd keeps the tablecloth
wdiite ond clean, nml always has cookies
iu the pantry for the boys when the*
get home from school, and prepares thi
most heavenly lomonnde and enke foi
the girls when thev hnve company, nnd
gets out daddy's favorite pipe for bin.
and a little drop of something to eheei
him up when lie comes hnme bruised
and worried from n hnrd day's tussli
with the wild beasts of Ihe street!
In those days of suffragettes and
reformers and grand anil lofty feinnli
doings it may be a little nut of style ti
tnnst the poor, benighted little wnmni
that is sticking lo her job of mnking
her mnn comfortable nnd her children
happy; but Ond bless her, just the same'
Lot us have something to ent nnd
have it good. Tt may not be a lofty aim
but it's mighty fundamental and Vital
The woman who doesn't care drifts fin
ally into one of those family hotels
which, to the disgrace of womankind
are multiplying. 1 do not wnnt wnmar
to he a drudge, but I want her to think
nf whnt her family is to eat. I want
her to care.
And ns for the man who would just
ns soon sit down to n supper of nncook
ed chipped beef and cold potatoes nnd
sour bread and tea, as tn have chops
done to a turn, an omelet full of atmos
nhere. hot muffins nnd coffee with crenm
in it, he ought tn .be sentenced for lifc
to some Americnb1 plnn hotel 'where
soup, meats and vegetables nre all
steamed in Ihe snme pot and brought or
to the tnblo in snd and cold little stone
china bouts, nnd where the. waitress
hnvlng handed yon your dose goes s
wnv, way off and never speaks to yon
again.
BAD EOAD8 AND THE HIOH 0081
IF LIVING
At first sight it seems rather a
stretch of the imagination to find any
close connection between the cost ef
living uud the condition of country
roads, but recent Investigations have
led the trail in this directiou with unmistakable clearness. The two chief
difficulties the farmer has to face today
uro the scarcity of farm labor and the
cost of hauling, and these have combined to raise thc prieos for ull the
stnplo foodstuffs without nny of the
Incroaso adding to the prolit of the
farmer.
A recent report of nn agricultural
committee of the United States Senate
is authority for the statement tbnt during the worst of the holding season in
America a team iB able to transport on
an average only 8011 or 000 pounds a
dny, while ill France a team drawl
3,038 pounds a day a distance of 18(4
miles nny dny in the yenr. There is still
too little reason to believe that the
Canadian farmer is aay better off in
this respect than tho American, and
thus it appoara that the farmer here
haB of spend three or four times as long
us the Frenchman in hauling his cropa
and supplies; and as ho obviously haa
to chooso those days when the rooda ara
in good condition,'the chances aro he
has to take the extra time and labor
from work in the fields.
For much of tho relief desired in tke
direction of better roads the fnrmer
must wait on others; hut there is one
point ranking for ensler hauling, larger loads, fewer tries and far less expense thnt rests with the farmer himself. This is the proper lubrication of
the axles nf his wagons, drays and carriages. Greases that gum and stick, or
run off and leave tho axles to grind,
are a waste of monev.
The Imperial Oil fnmpanv. Limited,
of Winnipeg, is offering in Mien Axlo
Orense a luhricant of high efficiency
thnt is giving n great denl nf satisfaction. It forms a cushion between
axle nnd box thnt does nwnv with frie-
tinn almost entirely nnd (coons hotll
labor nnd wear. Tts durability is a
strong factor in favor 'of economy.
Ilnndicnoned n« lie is •• hnd rends, the
wide-nwake farmer must insist on getting everything he cnn nut of fii„ teams
and wagons. Tf he is not nlrendv using
a lubricant nf the efficiency nnd economy nf Mien Axle Orense. ho will hardly delay to at least give it n trial.
SIMPLE MENUS PRODUCE OBEAT
.     2'' BRAINS
'pilRItR nrecertninjienple who talk
L big nnd brave nbout not coring
what Ihcy eat. They seem to consider it n murk of superiority' to be
indifferent as to whut sort of' foreign
S/j/Ms Cure
qalchly slopsi ooudhsi cures colds, heels
Ihi Ikroal aad luoiia     -     ■      23 v..,.
AVOT'NO lnwver wns running far
county attorney In a rural section, nnd  In  the evening nf the
dny of election he nnd several friend*
were receiving tbe returns.
The yniing lnwver's npnnnent lived at
a little town cnlled Ornveville, nnd his
town wns for him almost unanimously.
The enrlv returns showed thnt the voting
lnwver had received hnt one vote. Later, however, nnother vote was reported
from Ornveville.
"Ond!" exclnimed one of his frlenda.
"A repeater!"
A BORN DIPLOMAT
j5}PLKNT)TD|" exclaimed the aid
tj Colonel as f! Company passed tke
snliitmg bnso.
"pid yon hear wnl ole nasty face
ses? No. 8 of tho front rank'nsked
Nn. 4.
"Rtnnd fnst after parade, Nn. 4, for
talking in Ihe ranks!" snapped a ner
gennt frnm near by.
"It wasn't mc talking," muttered
No. 4.
"You'd better not get two of na la
"um'i,, l"'v""''' No- ' in " "diaper.
Talking whilo marching pnatt"
echoed the adjutant. "Whnt on earth
did you find to tnlk nbout then J"
"As wo wns passing the nnlntln'
base " explained No. 4, "tho Colonel
ses.'Splendid!' 'Yes.'T ses to meself,
nn you ve got the smartest officer in
the British nrmy to thnnk for mnkins
ns splendid, and that's our adjutantl*
"Kr—sergennt, send the man away,
and don t bring such frivolous complaints before mo again!" snoppod tha
od.uitunt.
Through Indiscretion in eating green
fruit In summer many children become
snliiect tn chnlern morbus caused by ir^
ritntmg ncids that act violently on th»
lining of the intestines. Pains and dangerous purgings ensue and the delienta
system of the child suffers under th*
drain. In such ensea the snfest and
surest medicine is Dr. ,1. D. Kolloe»'i
Dysentery Cordial. It will check tha
Inflammation and save the child's Ufa. ^^
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MAGIC BAKING POWDER
IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM
IN YOUR GROCERY ORDER
—SEE THAT YOU GET IT	
COSTS NO MORE THAN THE
ORDINARY KINDS
CONTAINS   NO  ALUM
FASHIONS   AND
FANCiES
THK R"\vn ontire, or the nne piece gown, nn it is generally
known—in  reality  quite na  often   two  pieces—is  all-
important in this winter's wardrobe,   hater on it will
ba worn under the fur COftt,    At the moment, unions the dny
ht unseasonably cool, the gown is worn without any outer
Srinent,  and  consequently  is  finished   in   uccordnnce  with
it idea.
Tba simple little frt)ok, for thnt in another name given it,
requires to be most carefully mnde, for it* very simplicity
makes every fnult visible, and there in singitlnrly little trim-
*tng that is considered correct with its simplicity aud which
are becoming more accustomed to the straight narrow skirt
nnd the waist of simple lines with only a small amount of
fulness in front, for certainly the most critical of Individuals
would admit the smart nppenrance of these same gowns
finished around the hem with n bias fold of the same material,
or better, with a fold of velvet, and with the straight flat
panel down the front. Two bias scant flounces, each headed
with a bund of material, is nnother style that is popul . and
sometimes more becoming, whilo the too severe and scant
ell'ect at the back is modified with a scant box pleat of tbe
same material as the gown or with the fold of velvet. Velvet
iifed ns trimming is always effective and it will be extensively
fashionable this winter, used ns has been described, or combined with cloth, just ns cloth hns been combined with voile
de soie. It looks equally well with cloth or with satin, but
the bitter material bus been so fashionable all summer that
the cloth or cashmere is really smarter.
• • •
Gray is a fashionable color at the moment, and for theae
simple gowns there is nothing more attractive nor more generally becoming. Not tho dark atone gray, but a much lighter silver gray shade. This can be made with velvet of the
sume shade or the sharp contrast of black velvet can be used,
or all one material wiil work ont well. Brown is also fashionable, a tobacco brown, but brown is a dangerous color to
recommend too generally. If t.ho shade is not just right or
if it is unbecoming no matter how well the gown is made it
will not bo satisfactory. The lighter shades are safer; and
tan shades combined with dark browu velvet are very smart.
A certain shade of mole gray is vory smart thiB winter and
combined with either moleskin or sealskin is remarkably
becoming, the grny of the moleskin and the brown of the
sealskin eacn blending well with the shade of grny. A touch
of deep crimson, green, blue or yellow is tho color contrast
introduced, and the most becoming of the three should be
elioHon. iilnck velvet with this shade of gray is not successful; it is ono of the few colors that cannot be combined with
black satisfactorily, and even the added tonch of color does
not solve the difficulty. Blue, the royal blue, ns it is called,
has been so fashionable those many months it was not expected its popularity would continue through tho winter, but there
are many exceedingly attractive blue cloth gowns to bo seen,
combined with black as a genernl rule or trimmed with darker blue velvet if velvet is chosen for the trimming.
Onco again is that most useful fashion the all black gown
beforo the public, and there are few women who can resist its
charm. A smart all black gown is so extremely smart, rarely
if ever unbecoming aad capable of sn many variations, and
is suitable for so many different occasions." And the black
materials this winter are so varied ia texture nt first glance
to discern whether tbe satin finished clotn is cloth or satin,
and it hangs in such soft, grnceful lines and can so easily
be made to fit the figure. In itsell it needs little or no trimming, but it looks well made up with velvet or with satin If
the combining with another material is desired. Cnshmero de
soie, oue of the fashionable fabrics of this sejison, while
charmingly effective in the new shades or celor, is most
satisfactory in black. To wear nnder a fur coat in midwinter tbe simple, black gown is bound to be most popular,
and it is safe to ttyffi4 "cry woman will include one in the
outfit one is now p*?^
Blue Voile de Soio Gown with Band of Embroidery
can be relied upou to cover up dufoctt- -tliere uro folds and
•cant llouncos, but the.te, us well as the cut uud fit of tlio gowu
ttielf, are expected to be perfection. All of which Mucins
quite discouraging at tirst, but the fashions of this season ure
all alike iu Dtio particular, thut when ouce understood they
•re easily curried out, and thut OXUggorntloil of uny model li
•ever HUiurt—probuoly because the fuslllotit. are iu thenisehe:-
au exaggerated.
There is no lixed rule us to materials of which these gowns
sre made: cloth, cashmere, satin uud the finer weaves of
serge un- ull iu style, und later, just u lillle Intel-, velvet aud
velveteen uf the softest weave will lie used. The rough ma
ItrinU nre not smart for this purpose -Ihey ure too thick
•od lienvv to be comfortable to wear when houses uro healed
•ed sre, besides, difficult to nuike up becomingly in uuy style
whon there is a question of fitting ul ull tight, The smooth
•Joths and the cashmeres nre charming and most suitable, and
there is nu apparently endless choice to be had in color aud
weight. If warmth is desirod u waist cuu be worn under the
gown, for oue of the favorite designs is iu reality a sort of
neat cut out at the ueck, with rather short sleeves, or guimpe
■ad nudersleeves can bo worn, or, us has beeu mi id, .1 waist if
Ike additioiinl warmth be required.
While the effect is that of a gown made in one piece, thore
•re quite as mauy, if uot more, that have skirts nnd waists
separate, end the belt, which is one of the noticeable points
•f this season's fashions, eau equally well finish off the waist
er be merely an addition to the oue piece gown, .lust a little
higher than the normal waist lino is the favorite style, but
there are many waists with rather n long waisted effect in
front, more on tbe order of the fashionable lino of three or
foar seasons past, while tbe Hue from the shoulder to bust is
much longer than last year. A sense of proportion is oue of
the grent factors in successful dressmaking. With tbe waist
Uae abnormally high tho line from tbe shoulder to bust must
he shorter than where the waist line is lowered. The sue-
•eosfwl dressmaker understands tbis and modifies or exaggerates for each and every individual customer, and then
eereuely receives compliments upon her skill—compliments
best owe il upon the general effect without the slightest realization of the thought aud time bestowed to secure tbe result.
Again must it be repeated thnt the skirts ure made short.
la this particular euse, a gown to be worn iu tbe street, lho
short skirt is to be advocated uh rt sensible fashion; the
•ante gown is, however, also worn indoors, aud then the short
skirt is not nearly so attractive, fur somehow iu the bouse a
wamau look* far bettor with a tiny trailing skirt than with
the beet cut short gown ever designed. But Fashion still de-
erees short skirts, sud so she is obeyed.    It mav be tbnt we
FOE'S "EQUIUB&ATOR"
A PROTOTYPE of Mr. Wellraan's
dianftt runs *' equilibrator'' has
beon discovered in the device
that formed the novelty of Poo's airship story of sixty-six yoara ago. This
is seen clearly in a rereading of the
grent .'Balloon Hoax" story furnishod
by the New Vork Sun. of October 19, reprinted from thoir columns of April 13,
1844. They tell us further tbat tbo story
was written by Poe when bis fortunes
were nt their lowest ebb, and wus
"probnbly brought by him to The Sun
two days after be had arrived here from
Philadelphia, harassed by his creditors,
with a sick wife, nnd with n total capital remaining nfter tbe trip hero of
$4,50." Tho balloon of Poo's invention
made the passage of the Atlantic from
North Wales to Charleston, S.C, in
three days. Wo quote tho description
of the construction of this express
dirigible, allowing tho reader to make
comparisons between this airship
which sailed only in imagination over
sixty yenrs ago and the one that spent
three days and more above the waves
without so luckily coining to land again:
"The balloon is composed of silk,
varnished with the liquid gum caoutchouc, lt is of vast dimensions, containing moro than 40,000 cubic feet of gas;
but as coal gas was employed in place
of the more expensive nnd inconvenient
hydrogen, the supporting power of the
machine when fully Inflated und immediately nftor inflation is not moro
than nbout 2,500 pounds. Tho coal gas
is not only much less costly but is easily
procured and managed.
"For its introduction iuto common
use for purposes of nerostntion wo nre
indebted to Mr. Charles Green. Up to
his discovery the process of in ntion
was not only exceedingly expensive, but
uncertain. Two nnd even three days
have frequently boen wasted in futile
attempts to procure a sufficiency of hy-
i-ogeu to fill n balloon, from which it
had great tendency to escape owing to
its extreme subtlety nnd its affinity for
tho surrounding atmosphere, in a balloon sufficiently perfect to retain its
contents of roal-gas unaltered in quality or amount for six months nn equal
quantity of hydrogen cnuld not be maintained in equal purity for six weeks.
The supporting power being estimated at 2,500 pounds and the united
weights of the party amounting only
te about 1,200, there was left a surplus
of 1,300, of which again 1,200 wan exhausted bv ballast, arranged in bngs
of different sizes with tbeir respective
weights mnrken upon them, by cordage,
barometers, telescopes, barrels containing provisions for a fortnight, water-
casks, cloaks, carpet-bags, and various
otber indispensable matters, including
a coffee-wnrmer contrived for warming
coffee by means of slack lime sn as
to dispense altogether with Are if it
should bo judged prudent to do bo. All
these articles, witli the exception of the
ballast and n few trifles, were suspended
from .the hoop overhead. The car is
much smaller nnd lighter in proportion
thnn the one appended to the model. It
is formed of a liglit wicker and is wonderfully strong for so frail-look Inrr n
machine. Its rim is about four feet
deep. The rudder is also very much
larger iu proportion than that of tbe
model, anil the screw Is considerably
smaller. The balloon is furnished besides witb a grapnel nnd a guide rope,
which latter is of the most indispensable importance. A few words in explanation will here be necessary fo>
such of our renders ns aTe not conversant with the details nf aerostation.
"As soon as tbo balloon quits the
earth it is subjected to the influence of
mnny circumstances tending to create
a difference in its weight, augmenting
or diminishing its ascending power. For
oxomple, there mny be a deposition of
dew upon the silk to the extent even of
several hundred pounds; ballast has
then to be thrown nut or the machine
may descend. This ballast being dis
carded and a clear sunshine evaporating the dew and ot tbe same time ex-
pnudiag tbe gns in Ibe silk, tbe whole
will again rapidly nsoonfl. To check
this ascent tlio only recourse is (or
rather was until Mr. Green's invention
of the guide rope) the permission of the
escape of gns from toe valve, but in
the loss of gus is a proportionate gen
oral !"ss (»f i-cendint' ; ewer, so that iu
n comparatively brie* period the bet
constructed bul toon must nccoswily c.\
lit)list nil its '.sources nnd CtilUu to thi
earth. This wns the great obstacle to
voyages of length."
Now the "eqnilibrntor" comes Into
play, working precisely as Mr. Well-
man's was expected to do:
"The guide rope remedies the. dill!
cully in the simplest manner conceivable. It is merely a very long rope
which is suffered t»o trail from the cur
and the elVect of which is to prevent
the bnlloqtl from changing its level in
any muterlnl degree. If, for example,
there should be a deposition of moisture
upon tho silk nnd the machine begins to
descend iu consequence then* will be no
necessity for discharging ballast to
reine.lv tho increase of weight, for it is
remedied or counteracted in an exactly
just proportion by the deposit on the
ground of just so much of the end of
the rope us is necessnry. If, on the
it her  ha ml,  uny   circumst uncos   should
nose undue levity and  consequent  us
ent, this levity is imniedintely counter
acted by the additional weight of rope
Upraised from the enrtb. Thus the bul
loot) cnn neither ascend nor descend
■xcept  within very nurrow  limits, and
Is resources, either iu gus or bnllust,
remain comparatively unimpaired,
When passing over an expanse of wuter
it becomes in ssary to employ kegs of
copper or wood tilled with liquid bullitst
of a lighter nature thun water. These
flout uud serve nil the purposes of u
mere rope on land. Another most important office of the guide rope is to
point out the direction of the balloon.
The rope drugs, either on bind or sea,
while the balloon is free; thfl latter consequently is nlwnys in advance when
any progress whatever is mndo; n comparison, therefore, by menus of thc
compass, nf the relative positions of the
two   objects   will   always   indiento   tbe
course. In the same wny the angle formed by tbe rope with tbo vertical axis of
the machine indicates the velocity.
Wheu tbere is no angle, in other words,
when the rope hangs perpendicularly,
the wholo apparatus is stationary, but
the larger the angle, that is to suy the
farther the balloon precedes the end of
tho rope, the greater tbo velocity, and
the converse."
PLATING A SAFE GAME
HK may have meant to be polite, but
thoro can bo no question that he
actually did a vory rude thing.
Ho was a Frenchman, riding iu a street
lar. Two women entered and, seeing
no seats, stood. Tho gentleman who
snt neur them arose, removed bis hqt,
nud said, "I give my seat fo the elder
of these two Indies."
Neither made a move to take the
seat, but each glanced at tho otber in
a haughty manner, as much as to say,
"Sit down, minium!"
'' Is neither madamo,'' said the
Frenchman, bowing to one lady, "nor
madamc," bowing to the other, "the
elderf   Thou I shall havo to resume my
soot.'
HOME DYFING
Has it over occurred to you what a
large number of things one eniMlye at
Koine, and in that way mako quite a
saving!
When on shopping expeditions, you
have often noticed on the "Bargain
Counters" Remnants offered at ridi
ulonsly low prices. The reason for
these low prices was not by an-- menus
on account of the materials being of
poor quality, but becauso tho shades or
colors woro out of style, the matorials
often being of Superior quality,
Nnw, these bargains could be taken
advnntnge of, nnd by Dyeing the
Goods, the colors could be changed tn
tho most delicate shade of any of the
fashionable colors popular at the time.
And remember thnt it doesn't make the
slightest difference whether tho goods
nro Wrml, Cotton, Silk, or Mixed, us
there are Home Dyes now thnt with the
Same Dye, one cnn color cloth of Any
Kind perfectly.
You mny possibly have n dross that
is hardly worn nt all, but is out of
fashion ns to color and style. Here,
again, these single Home Dyes step iu
to help things out, Kip it apt T>yo it a
fashionable shade, and with now patterns make it into a most stylish gewn
thnt will be tbe envy oi your Lady
friends.
White Summer Dresses can be Dyed
delicate shades of any color by using
theso new Home Dyes very weak—sny
about an eighth of a package to about
five gallons of water.
It is not alone to "Wearing Apparel" that these improved Home Dyes
lend their services. Portions, Couch
Covotb, Tnblo Covers, Shade Curtains,
Draperies, or in fact anything that is
made of Cloth can be made tu look just
liko New.
Never try to color anything a Lighter shade than tbe article is originally.
White or very light colored goods cnn
be Dyed nny darker shades or any color.
J 11st ns soon us yon have decided
whnt you are going to Dye, yon will
wnnt to know how much you'will
quire, For the Lighter shinies, uud for
smnll articles, such as Itibhons, Silk or
Cotton Gloves, Stockings, Hlr.uses, etc.
one package as a rule will bo sufficient.
For heavy Suits, Coats, Curtains, etc.
it is host if possible to weigh your
goods before tbey are wet and use
package to about a pound of goods.
mm
A sensible
takes out rheumatic
kinks with a
morning draught of
Abbey's Salt
What do yon do
with them?
25c and Ms.      ti
Sold oral ywhsra.
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KNIGHT
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ie the best polish in the
biggest box. It is •
paste.andfar less trouble
than any other preparation. A gentle rub
brings out a brilliant,
lasting shine. Is without a rival for polishing
stoves, pipes, grates and
ironwork.
If your dealer doea not carry
"Black Knight" Stove Polish ia
■tock, aeml na hla name and loe,
anil we will aend a full iii* Ua
by return mail.
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LEGAL PBOFUNDITY
A NEWLY-MADE magistrate wai
gravely iilmiirli.il in a formidable
document. Ruining his keen eyea
hn wiiii In lhe nmn whn stood patiently
iiwniting thn award of justice: "Officer
whnt in thin mun chargoil wUhf"
"Bigotry, your worship. He'a get
throe wives,'   replied the officer.
The new justice rosted hie elbows ot
lho desk and placed his finger-tips te
gether. "Officer," he said, somewhat
sfcTii 1 y, '' whut's the use of all thn edo
cation, nil these evening schools, al1
these teohnionl clnssos un' what not!
Please remember, in any future lllu
ense, thnt u man who has married thru
wives has not committed biguray, bn*
trigonometry.   Procoed."
Love tbat counts its gifts is not Ion
An Oil of Merit.—Ur. Thomas' _»
lectric Oil is not a jumble of modicina
substances thrown together and pashe*
by udvertislng, but tbe result of tlu
careful investigation of tbe euratin
qualities of certain oils as applied to tka
human body. It is a rare combiuatios
ami it wiiii and kept public few
from the first. A trial if it will earl)
conviction to any who doubt its powe-
to repnir and heal.
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but looks aud fools liko a silk finishi"! cloth, oftoti with n line
In it. lt is qulto lustrous mil Ims tilmiisl n satin sheen and
some warmth. It is a most effective material ami for tin- ono
piece simple gown is doligbtfttli while In went- with n velvet
or fnr coat it. is more practical than anything. A ilnrk blue
trimmed witu block silk braid and with a blue velvet mat, a
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SATURDAY, JAN., 7,   1911.
"What the Editor has to say.
The annunl report of the British Columbia branch of the
Lord's Day Alliance is just to hand, in which that organization takes great credit to itself for the suppression of Sunday
baseball, concerts, etc., and the report goes on to state that
the Attorney-General of the Province has pledged himself to
give consent to prosecutions in certain other relations when
called upon to do so.
The most interesting part of the report we print below:—
"The province has this year had its share in one of the
most signal successes of the Lord's Day Alliance work, viz ;
the closing of tbe post offices on the Lord's Day to boxholders.
This was brought about in the following manner : The alliance directed the attention of the Post Office Department to
the fact of work being performed in business offices on Sundays
by stenographers and clerks and suggested that this had an
intimate relation with the open post office, and asked the department to investigate the situation.
"This investigation took place in November of last year,
and was conducted by Mr. Ross of the Inspector's Department. He visited the leading centres of the west, and heard
nil parties interested, pro and con, and upon the basis of the
evidence secured, made his report. The report recommended
the closing of the post offices in the West on the Lord's Day.
and accordingly the Department issued an order that on and
after February 1st, 1910, all post offices in the cities and towns
nf the West shall be closed on the Lord's Day."
Wliile the Lord's Day Alliance people may take great
credit upon themselves for the Sunday closing of post office
lobbies, it is doubtful if the general public will give them cred
it for anything but a vacuum filled cranium, and with being
meddlesome maniacs who have with the co-operation of an e-
(|ttally demented Postal Department succeeded in curtailing
the liberties of the people.
If Christianity is on tjie decline, as is claimed, the bulk
i if the blame may be placed upon the shoulders of fanatics ol
tbe Lord's Day Alliance class, who, by linking the name of the
1 ord with an unjust cause are proving themselves amongst
the Devil's most powerful agents iu tbis world.
Whenever you are inconvenienced by being unable to get
to your post office box on a Sunday, remember it is not the
Lord, but the Lord's Day Alliance people upon whom you
must place the blame.
The lesson that these fanatics seem unable to filter into
their empty think-tanks is that the ordinary mortal is much
mure easily led than driven, and that you Cannot legislate a
Soul into Heaven.
Are you
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The gentleman's remarks were interspersed with and emphii-
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Horse Distemper
PrittM Edward Farmer  Solemnly  De
claros   iverviline   is   a
Specific
*' Aftor  ...ty years'fxporicnei1 in  ruis-
iug htirtiow 1 cut) safely testify that no
remedy gives sucli good results fot an
uU rouii'i stable llulment as Nerviline.*'
Ttus opens the very earnoat letter of J.
J. Kvaiisinii, who lives near Wellington,
P,H,     "1  bad ;i very  valuable horso
thut took distemper a month ago, and
wu..   afraid   I   wus  going to  Ume  Iiim.
His throat Bwelled and hard lumps do-
vi'jcpi'.i.    nib nostrils inn and he had
n terrible cough. 1
tried diiiYvt'iit ro-
medics,   but   was
ni.iibli.   to  relieve
my  liniBo  of  his
pain and suffering
till 1 Btarted to
USQ Nerviline. 1
mixed a bottle of
Nerviline a u d
sweet oil and nibbed the mixture on
tke throat and chest three times a duy
kud you would scarcely believe the
wny thut horM plotted up. Nerviline
cored him. I also have used Nerviline
fer eolir ia horses and COWB, And earnestly recommend it to every man that
M  ruining  stoek."
For strains, sprains, swellings, colic,
dtetempcr, coughs and colds, no liniment will prove so efficacious in the
stable as "Nerviline"—it's good fur
mac or boast, for internal or external
Mo. Wherever there is pain, Nerviline
will (.nre it. Refuse substitutes. In
two bottles 50o nud 23c, at nil dealers,
or The Oatarrhozouo Co., Kingston, Ont.
That Reminds Ne
m1
tt. MOTOttTON aud his smalt son
wero ia the natural history union m gnxing itt  a skeleton  of  a
chimpanzee,
"Qoe. pop," exclaimed the boy, "we
human beings ure certainly built ou a
similar chassis, aren't we!
TTNOLB   OKO'
U     uiite-bellun
OEOBGE   SNOW,   an   old
negro,   was   giving
testimony.     The   counsel asked
Uncle Oeorge which  side of Soucha*
toueheo ('teek he lived on, lo whieh ho
roplledt
"Whieh side of the creek do I live
on, bossf"
" Ves."
"Offluo up or down the creek, boss?"
\   LOCAL minister bad bad a serious
_\      time
ment
boon backod
numbers of 1
other trOllbll
fighting the saloon ole
in  his town and  had  not
in  his efforts by  thfl
wn Church.    This with
had led to bis resignation.
TWICE TOLD TALE
A COCKNEY youth and his Vet
best girt sat baud in hand on the
cool, yellow sands, ia tne "belter
oi a boulder, watching tho fleecy wave-
•ets creep timorously shorewur.i,
"Frankie,*' she sighed, "say I'm
'ooh iekle petsio once more."
' * 'Oo's my ick le pet si e, blessu m r
ickle heart," came from the youth in
tbe pn. i   socks,
"And 'oo hasn't any uzzor ic do pot-
tic in the wide world,  Fninkiu?"
" 'On's my only ickle sweetie, 'oo's
■y ouly ickle lovely, oo's my only ickle
girlie," he declared.
Dp from the blue heavens rose a f-it
guffaw from tbe sunny side of the boiil-
" Ickle petsiel leklo petsiel" chuckled
a corpulent gentleman with a four-day
stubble growth.
"Go it, Frank io! You ain't art' done
yet.    Eight year ago "
" 'Kury!" interrupted a shrill voice
from the cliffs above. "You'll sleep
wot little sense you 'ave got away if
you aiu't careful. Thought you was*
gout' to get some whelks for tea!"
"Right year ago, Prank ie," continued
the stout gentleman, mournfully, jtwk
iug bis thumb elitt'wnrd, "she wns iny
iekle petsiel"
uud in announcing his departure at hi
la re well sermon he said:
"1 am going to tlo something the
devil has never done.    I  ant going to
leave C ."
• »    •
I'HE  Confirmed   bachelor  eume  back
to the club lunch from thc ond of
the earth, aud we nil asked him if
he was married yoi (he was near fifty).
"1 sball marry a clever woman if 1
do," ho replied grimly,
"Thought you didn't like those
clever women!" said tho youngest
member, simply.
"I don t," said lhe bachelor, whose
views are well known aud are widely
spread. "But it ever I marry it'll be
an Infernally clever woman who does
itt"
• *   •
IN  remote rural districts, whore life
goes on  steadily and simply, the
■ natives arc not curiously interested in the numerous casos of longevity.
"Your father must bo getting pretty
well on tii years," aaid a cousin from
the city to a farmer
"Yes, imp's nigi
"Health goodT'
"No, not jest. now.    He ain't been
feeling himself for some time past."
"What seems to bo tbe trouble?"
"I don't know.    Sometimes I think
farming    don't    agree   with   him auy
lak a lion, he did, aroarin'. auk Ho
poke me ia do face wiv dem scissors,
jedge, nut once, but four or five times.
He jes' cut up my face lak it a yuhd
of ribbon, .iodge. The magistrate wbat
held him to dis heah court suys he
ucvuh did heah tell of no more dan-
g'ous mau."
She bad a wide, smooth yellow face
tbat didn't have a mark ou it. Told
to repent her story, she went all over
it again, telling how tho man bad slash
ed her faco with that pair of scissors.
"But, madam," the judge said to
her, "there isn't a mark ou yonr face."
"Marks," said she indignantly.
"Marks! Whnt 1 eare for marks, leni
me ask you dat? 1 got witnesses, I
tell you!"
ou to ninety.
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MY VARICOSE VEINS
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Toiouto,   Can.
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•iiif.i by:
Mr \\   ft.  Meredith, Ohiel Justice
Hsu.  Geo.   W.   ROSS, fx J'roiiiii'i' <»f Onlnrio
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aiild  Hamilton. "And
night," he added
IR CUABLKS WYNDHAM has
played the part of Oarriek thousands of times In the little eoiue-
dy said to bo founded ou nu incident in
the earlier actor's career. There ia a
story that Sir Charles himself tells.
lie nut one day in the Oarriek Cluh,
ia Oarriek'« chair, under Oarriek's portrait. To him came Henry Hamilton,
whu lookt'd flrst at the portrait, and
then at Wyndham.
"Charles," said Hamilton, "you are
growing moro like Oarriek every day,"
"Do you think ao?" returned Wyndham.   " i 'm very glnd."
"It's true,"      '"   """
less like him overy
thoughtfully.
A   BTUDEKT   In   a   medical   college,
tl whilo lenrn lug tho use of the
ophthalmoscope, wus told tn examine a man 'h eye and report upou
the condition of it. The doetor-
to he adjusted the Instrument and looked long nud search in gly into thc subject's loft optic.
" Most remarkable,'' ho ejaculated,
with a surprised look.
Readjusting thu ophthalmoscope, he
ngain cnrefully scriitiiili.od the eye.
" Very extraordinary indeed," he
exclaim od. "1 never beard of such an
eye. This must be some new disease.
Have vou over had au expert's opinion
on it?"
"Once," wan the laconic reply. "The
man who put it in said it was a flue
bit of glUBH. "
FARM.™ HODGE was of the g»od
old fashioned  sehool,   and  he  al*
fouat to his  hands
U wns harvest time,
about to commence,
A WILSON STORY
WOODROW WILSON aaid at a re
cent dinner:
"WhflU all the world itt well educated, as all tho world will be some
day, then it will bo better for everv
body. Somo foolish people, though,
don't care to ace all the world edueateil.
These people want to shine, and to
shine, of COUrso, ono must have dark
ness,
"Hut that, is a »oor way to look at
it. Thoso ambitions people should
rather say, 'The more education, the
more appreciation.'
"There's nothing more disagreeable
than want of, Appreciation, you know.
A multimillionaire returned to his native village aad erected a marble palace on a hilltop there. One day, after
thu palaco was completed, he suid to
the postmaster and the crowd of loiter*
ors in tho general store:
" 'Hoys, my million dollar house up
on the lull is simply full of TitiaiiB,*
*'Tho loiterers exchanged looks of
surprise and horror, and the postmaster
exclaimed! 'Uood gracious, ain't there
no way o' killin'  'emf "
wuys gave
it harvest time
ind tho feast %...- „__.
Uiles   was   tho   oldest   hand,    uud    tin
hostess,   with   bcamin
ned   Iiim   to   the   si
hund.
But Giles remained silently unrespon
she,
"Come, don't be bashful, Mr. Oiles'
—he was just. Giles on ordinary occa
slous—"you've a ri]
honor, you know."
Giles   deliberated
spoke:
"Thank   you   kindly,   Mrs.
he said; "but   If it's all the snm<
vun.   I '.1   nil her "ii   opposite the  pud
ib'n'l"
irdlnlity, moat  by  her  right
ht to the place of
ii   moment,  then
Hodge,"
to
U0USTH5
t.     writ-lit,
lu- unco
tl
which
t wo
nl
THOMAS, tho pi
tells of a hunting trip
took in the South. Tliey
inns nnd 'possums, but
i lie dogs struck wns one
mm put their tails be-
jll tlieir legs ami turn for home.
Just what dooh a pobvnt look
like?" nsked Mr. Thomas of oue of his
negro guides,
"A polecat, bosti) Why, a polecat's
Bomofln' like a kitten, only prettier.
Yen, a polecat's a hoap prettier'it a
kitten, ain't it, Ham?" he snid, turning
to 'mother negro for corroboration,
Sum did not seem to be sure. He
hesitated a moment.
Well." In- replied, scratching his
wool, "it's always been my contention
lat handsome is ns handsome does."
rUDOK Mul.pi
man before
wit nes
trial by n e
that he had
scissors.
"He moi
IgC," sli
it'
en hnd a colored wo-
him as a complaining
She Imd a man held  for
,- magistrate nn the charge
ttuckod her with a pair of
[Ottge mah eye out,
*.Ies' como at me
A Standard Medicine. — Parmeco's
Vegetable I'ills, compounded of entirely
OMtablo substances known tn have
revivifying and salutary effect upon
tho dlgostivo organs, have through years
use attained so eminent a position
that they rank as a standard med cine,
flic nHftlff should remember this. Simple
,„ tholr composition, they can be assimilated by the weakest stomach ami are
ortaln to have a healthful and ngru-
hle efTeet on the sluggish dlgostivo
organs.
THE INQUIRING MIND
ROUND the «Jd inn table they sat,
talking fish. The man in the
waterproof cap spoke of tho rainbow trout that he had killed, and the
salmon he might have killed but for
the faet that he did not kill them. The
man in tho old Norfolk explained that
the trout referred to could not have
been rainbow, and that no salmon ever
lived in the man with the waterproof
cap's river. Having given his reasons,
he passed on to the split cane rod, averring that no good fish could bo killed
with nny other. Hottlouose, In a wordy
argument, refuted this, and told fchem
all about perch. With him the man in
the waterproof cap joined issue.
They had beeu doing thiB for hours,
and might have gone on doing it for
more hours, but for the quiet man in
the comer. In evary inn there i» a
coraor, and in every corner a quiet man,
He is never interested in fish, and his
patience, if long, is finite.
" Excuse me interrupting, gentlemen," said this one, politely, "but
during the last two nud a half hours 1
have learned all that can be" learned
about fish, except one thing. You are,
1 take it, exports in the mutter!"
There was a modest chorus of "No,
no." but if ever a "No, no." meant
"Yes, yes," this one did. Tt was plain
that they were jointly n-tid severally
willing and ready to reveal all the
" nown facts and many of the unknown
concerning nil the trout, salmon, perch,
pikH, chub, minnow, shark nnd fish that
be.
'Would one of yon mind telling me,"
continued the quiet man from his corner, "why it is that sardines never
have heads?"
HUNT
toi
high,
the
BRISTOL'S   BID   FOR   CANADIAN
TRADE
NDRED8 of feet
ower that crowns a cone-like
the very cent re of the
city of Bristol, a brilliant light burns
In the darkness of the night to proclaim the fact that Bristol discovered
the North American continent. The in
scrlption on the tower, which rears itself in plain sight of the countryside
for miles about, declares that the tower
wns erected in honor of "tho fourth
centenary of the discovery of the continent of North America on the 84th
of .Iuue, 1007, by John Cabot, who sailed from this port in the Bristol ship
Matthew  with  a  Bristol   crew    under
tters patent granted by King Henry
(seventh." The foundation stone
laid by Lord Dufforin, former Governor -Oeneral of Canada, who afterwards declared the tower open and n
tablet placed by the Peace Society expresses "the earnest hope that peace
Uiid friendship may ever continue between the kindred peoples of this country and America."
Bristol has always been n pnrt. and
her merchants have ever been known
for their enterprise, In the days of
gnlloys and small Bailing ships, when
the trader saw a foe In every strange
sntl, the harbor '.even miles up the
river Avon offered a perfectly secure
haven. The river was narrow, with a
tide of forty feot, and wound like a
corkscrew between nigh cliffs reaching
a Iio Ight of two hundred and fifty feet,
and woe betide auy enemy who had
the temerity to pursue the chase to the
end.
The Bristol Channel, into which the
Avon empties nt a point where the
channel absorbs the Severn River, opens
out to the went. The natural outlook
of the people of the port is westward.
Their Association of Merchant Venturers, which to-day maintains technical
schools as a modern way of achieving
commercial success, did bnt allow their
enterprise to take its natural bent
when they sent John aud Sebastian
Cabot to discover land where the sun
went down. Christopher Columbus had
only three or four years before returned from the discovery of laud uear
Cuba, news of which liad slowly filtered through Kngland, nud the sturdy
mariners of Bristol hoped to duplicate
his performance a thousand miles to
the north. Not only did they succeed,
but on the shores of Newfoundland
they locnted the earliest of Knglish
colonies, in whnt is now British North
America. The tercentenary of the establishment of that colony was celebrated this year, ami Newfoundland
lias brought out In its honor a new
issue of postage stamps.
For a long period Bristol wns the
premier port, of England. Her snprem-
icy suffered from tne growth of l.on-
ion and the rise of Liverpool, but to-
lay she Is again preparing to battle for!
leading honor. Possibly no port, ever!
entered so desperate a struggle with I
more determination or n  more intelli-'
gent appreciation of the essentials of
success.''
The development, of the modern ocean
liner has mado it a manifest impossibility to bring vessels of such titauie
size up the tortuous Avon. Build uew
docks at Avonmouth, advised tho exports. But Avonmouth was seven miles
beyond the municipal limits. Then bring
it iu, said the city fathers. And bring
it iu thoy did, securing by Aet of Parliament the right to annex a strip of
laud right down to the proposed site
of tho new docks. The next step was
to spend nearly twenty million dollurs
for providing the most up-to-date facilities for accommodating vessels and
handling cargo, Now that the new
port is fully equipped, aud two of the
great railways of Kngland, the Oreat
Western ami thlk Midland, have built
lines to connect it with Bristol, ami all
lhe centres of the United Kingdom, tho
Itristoliau is looking for that appreciation his enterprise deserves.
William Mackenzie, of Toronto, was
one of the first to reward the ilVorts
of tho dock commissioners, This
shrewd Cauadlau, who.se railway system taps a veritable empire of tiie nil
est whewtgrowing land, never lets any
thing out of his hands until it has
yielded him everv penny of profit that
is legitimately his. He' does not develop busluoBS in the West, for instance,
that he may seo other money mnking
institutions exact tlieir toll from it as
tnoy pass it on, He completes the undertaking and takes what it's worth.
The gruin that he hauls to Bake Superli
or aud stores in his own elevators he
turns over to his own fresh water
steamers, and at Montreal he transfers
it ngain to his own ocean liners, of the
newly established Royal line, lt was
while looking for the most favorable
port in Kngland for the marketing of
tho produce he carries that the advantages of Bristol first attrncted his attention. Always quick to decide, he
soon concluded that no other place
would so well serve ns the eastern terminal of the Canadian Northern's transportation system. A population of sixteen millions is located with a radius
of a hundred nnd twenty miles, and a
two hours' run will land passengers in
tho metropolis itself. More important
still, tho unexpected possibilities of
trade between tho Wost of Kngland and
Canada promised a rich return to a
courageous promoter. William Mackenzie is just the man for that kind of a
proposition, and the tour of Canada by
West of Kngland merchants, keen for
business,-and the interest which marked
the inauguration of West of Kngland
Day at the Canadian National Kxhibi-
• ■'■ nt Toronto, argue well for his
venture.
As Canada's relations with Bristol are
bound to become peculiarly intimate,
that place is just now the object of
mon' than ordinary attention. It is a
city of half a million souls, with streets
as hilly as Montreal's, but infinitely
cleaner and better paved. One would
surmise that the city fathers spent what
wns necessary to put the municipality in
good slwipe, and then figured uut the
cost. Perhaps tJmt is nu* very far
from the truth, for the tem ut, who is
the party liable for the tuxes, pays
niue shillings in rates for every pound
of his rental, which would appear ■{ iLfi
equivalent to a tax rate of Over th-Xv
uills on the dollar. The CHy Council
is almost as numerous as the Ontario
Legislature, being composed of njrfiety-
two members, three-quarters of whom
arc clouted by the people, and called
louncillors. The councillors ballot for
aldermen (eldemnen), nnd by unwritten
luw eleven of these are Conservatives
and eleven Liberals, the twt> parties
agreeing to vote for one another's noni-,
inees. The remaining alderman is a
Labor representative, whom the major-!
in Council generously allow the half- j
dozen Labor councillors to appoint. As
a rule, aldermen are not chosen as sueh
until they have served about fifteen I
years as councillors. The Lord Mayor is
also chosen by the Council, and it is
perfectly well understood that he shall
be a 0onservative one year and
Liberal the next. He is allowed about
ten thousand dollars to entertain the
city's guests, but no one but a wealthy
man could afford to accept tlu. post.
The cathedral) which was standing
when Cabot set out to discover the
Nortli Amorlcan eoitinent, shares with
8t. Mary's Kedcliff Church, the finest
parish church in Kngland, which is 7(10
years old, and the comparatively modern suspension bridge that spans the
Avon nt a height of two hundred and
fifty feet, the interest of the tourists.
The scenery nlong the river, particularly as seen from the Clifton and
Dnrdhant Downs, is exceptionally beautiful. Many excursion boats and small
ocean liners pass ia and out. The
Downs, the splendid Museum, aud many
of the numerous monuments ami memorials that grace the down town districts nre the gifts of public-spirited
cltlzeus, lu fact, if there's one lesson
more than another thai Bristol teaches,
It is the value nf possessing a class
of successful business men who are will
ing to give of tlieir best, 111 service and
in wealth, fnr the good of the city in
which they live,
Bristol is one of the most homelike
cities in Kugland, possessing many
beautiful munitions und lovely gardens.
It Ims a good tram-car system nml an
unexcelled taxi-cab service. A fact of
which the citizens are justly proud is
that the lirst Moamhout to cross the
Atlantic, the Oreat Western, which
made the pussnge to New Work in 1888,
taking fourteen dnys, wns built in
Bristol and made the journey from that
port. A local newspaper at that time
observed: "It is only necessary to make
a single voyage in this noble ship to be
satisfied that complete success will attend the navigation o( the Atlantic by
steam with safety, comfort and dispatch"—nn observation thnt may seem
trite to those who have traveled from
Bristol to Quebec in six dnys on the
palatial tnrbiners of the Royal line.
With the Horses
Small but Potent.—Phrmoleo's Vegetable I'ills are small, bnt they are effective in action. Their fine qualities as
corrector of stomach troubles are
known  to thousands and  they are  in
stunt demand even where by those
who know what a safe arid simple reme-
ly thev are. They need no introduction
to those acquainted with them, but to
those wlm may not know them they are
presented as'the best preparation on
the market for disorders of the stomach.
Toar OmnBh.   Will Tell Yoa
Murine Eye Henu-dy Relieves Bore Kyes,
Strengthens Weuk liy en. Doesn't Smart,
Soot I.i ■» Kye rain, and Sells fur 50c. Try
Murine In Your Eyea and lu Baby's
Eyes for Sculy  Eyelids  an,) On aula sum.
r|MIK following are answers by lead-
1     iug   horsemen   to   the   question,
"What percentage of his mares
should a stallion leavo with foal iu order to justify his owner's claim to a
purchaser that ho was a sure foal-
get t erf"
This is, after all, ono of the hardest
questions which horsemen have to deal
With, As au old Scotchman ouce dryly
remarked, "There are few questions
Which have not twa sides tae them, an'
oftonor there are three or four," Thoro
is a great deal of difi'eience iu the way
ill which horses are handled, and there
are also things of tlio same kind always
playing an important part in the caso of
each mure which the stallion nerves.
A remarkable instance of this is to
be found iu the case of such a well
known sire as the stallion Kullarton, a
handsome, vigorous horse, now known
us n sire of mnny high class colts. Up
to middle age, Vullaiton had not been
considered a success, and he was finally
disposed of by his owners at a sacrifice.
An experienced horseman bought him,
ami by taking proper eare of him, the
stallion turned out h horse of moro than
ordinary fertility, and today, at a good
age, he is still one of the mOBt reliable
of breeders. In this case, a little change
in feeding, which the purchaser was
shrewd enough to guess it, made all tho
ditl'erence.
Another striking instance was in one
of the noted sous of the Matchless Mac-
Oueon, Of a breed noted for its fertility, he had failed to make good in
even a moderate way, until he was put
to work on the farm, nnd afterwards
proved to bo a first class stoek horse.
I'erhaps faults in these two things are
accountable for more of the infertile
horses or of those which fail to settle a
profitable proportion of their mures
than everything else put together, faults
in feeding and in proper exercise. But
another grent factor is in the injudic-j
ions breeding of a horse, (living a1
horse too much to do is a vory injudicious thing, and has led to great losses.
However, in a commercial way, every I
horse which is sold or bought is ex
pected to meet all of his chances of
mismanagement, and still mnko good
a certain percentage. This is a condi
tion of purchase insisted upod by buy
ers, aud conceded to by sellers to an
almost universal degree. Just what per
ceutage would be fairest Ib a matter
upon which the opinions of loading aud
experienced horsemen is about the best
authority. Here are opinions gathered
from a few of them. We would like to
have the opiuions of others of our read
ers:
"I would call a horse sure that gets
50 jn«r cent, of his mares in foal. T
think Uie average horse that T have
known will average between 40 and 6ft
per cent., although I have known of as
high as Tfl per cent, or even more.''
John A. Bong. QneensviUe,
A good, sure horse ought to get 50
fier cent, of his mares in foal, t would
not like to ssy what the average horse
does in this way, hut there are many
whieh do not get above 50 per cent. 1
am satisfied that not over two-thirds of
them do, perhaps not even half of them,
Many mares lose their foals before time
for inspection and collection, and this
makes it appear that the station was
not prolific. Judgment should be used
in the handling of a stallion. .Inst how
many mures he should serve is hard to
say.'and varies grently. Somo horse:
will bo able for no more than 50 mares,
while some are good for many more,
The Matchless Macqueen has served at
many as 265 in one season, but in the
short breeding season which most horses
get, there is considerable limitation to
their powers."— R. H. lloltbv.
I consider that a stallion should get
not lower than 00 per cent, of his
mares with foal. If he does not he will
not usually be profitable to keep as a
stock horse. If ho were a horse noted
for the quality of his colts I would keep
one which was not able to settle mure
than 50 per cent, of his mares. 1 have
owned horses that would not get quite
as many ns this, and I have had some
that would get 80 per cent, iu foal."—
Itobert Ness.
"If a stnllion would leave 60 per cent
of his mares iu foal, 1 wonld consider
him as 'sure.' So far as 1 eau estitnute.
of the sound, active stallions which 1
know, 1 think the average percentage
would be somewhere between i\~t per
cent, and 70 per cent. With a longer
breeding season this could bo improved
upon, and T think the number of mures
which a stallion can serve would be increased while the percentage of foals
would be greater also."—Alex. Mc
Niveu.
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A CINCINNATI  GIRL WHO  WAS
QUEEN OF PORTUGAL
TIIK rTonslor family nre afraid the
revolution may cost them their
real estate iu Portugal, which
came to them through KUsn Kriederika
HiMisler, a Cincinnati girl, wife and
widow of King Ferdinand II, of Portugal.
This Cincinnati girl was created
Countess Von Kd la, and two capitals.
Vienna ami Berlin, claim her n daughter. At any rate, she came to Ajnoricn
a baby, and her father set up in the big
Ohio town as a tailor. EUso grew up a
handsome and talented girl, and joined the chorus of several German singing societies iu her adopted city. At
some special occasion sho was entrusted
with a solo. An American music-lover
heard her, and furnished the means for
her musical oducatlon, Rhe went first
to New York nnd then to Paris, doing
remarkably well in her chosen profession.
When in the very bloom of her
young beauty, she sang the part of the
page in "The Masked Ball" at tho Lisbon Court Opera, creating a furore no
less by her art than by her figure and
handsome face.
King Ferdinand fell in love with her
at first siglit, and when she returned to
Paris he followed her, having turned
over the reins of Oovernment to his
son, just come of nge.
Officially, the King and singer were
married .lime 10, ISfiO.
She made him u pleasant, always
acreeuble and handsome wife, anil was
diplomat enough to "pain over to hor
side even the King's royal relatives, for
he was a woman of p'reat beauty, aud
good-hearted to a fault.
Here follows an anecdote, taken from
one of  King Ferdinand's letters to a
'' [ am one of those persons wheat
system requires aid," writes Iir. Yeiag
tiledhill from Picton,"but it is so easily
att'ected by reason of the groat seaei
tiveuess of the bowels that ordinary
drastic pills inflict groat injury to tile
delicate coating, and excite such persistent activity as to be with ditlicult;
checked.
"1 wish iu tho highest terms tt ex
press the great value of Dr. Hamilten's
Pills in oases like mine, and I am sure
also for elderly people and the very
weak, there is no pill liko thom.
"Speaking   of my own experience with
Br, Hamilton's Pills, 1 can say they
have proved the most stimulating Pilb
for the liver I havo found. f have
proved their tonic action upon digestion, and the same results, nave bee*
secured by friends upon whom I have
urged their use. Tho manufacturers are
to be congratulated upou possessing ae
valuable a prescription aud the public
should know that so valuable a remedy
has been placed at tlieir command."
No other pill for constipation, fot
liver, kidney, or stomach trouble, compares with Br. Hamilton's Pills; they
aro mild and sure always to restore
health. Kef ime substitutes. Sold by
all dealers, £'»• per box, or The Ce-
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Berlin relative of his wife's: "I took
her to a jewelry shop, and mnde her
select a Bet of brooches, car-rings, brace
lets, etc., which she put on at onee.
The jewelry she had worn she hold is
her hand as we walked down the
Champs. I askod hcr why she didn't
hnvo them sent to the house or placed
In a box.
" 'I intend to lose those trinkets bit
by bit. Some poor man or woman will
find them, and it will give tbem no end
of pleasure,' answered KHso."
When the King died, twenty-five
years ago, ho left his wife woll provided for, and appointod the palace of
.a Pen ha at ('intra as her residence.
Thero she lived for many years in the
society of two American girls, her
nieces.
As she died without children, ber
real property in Portugal went te her
Oerman relatives, who aro wondering,
as stated, whether or not the Government will Include them in tho decree
uf confiscation ngainst the royal family.
A VOUNG lady expressed her regret
at not being present at one of
Hir Kobert Ball's Lectures.
"Oh, I don't think  it would have
interested you," Hir Kobert said, "because it was all about sun spots."
4' WaB it really 1" she replied. *' The*
it would have greatly interested me, for,
betweeii you and me, Sir Robert, I have
been a martyr to freckles all my life."
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The first drops give you a feeling of
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The Largest Public Ownership
Venture on the Continent
r0>
T
IIH greatest experiment iu Govern-1qulromouts fairly  well   met, the Gov
ment ownership on the continent [eminent proceeded to tnko up the quo*
is in progress in Western Canada
For a Ht retch of a thousand miles from
Winnipeg to tho Rockies, in the throe
prairie provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, with a population
new of a million and destined to support millions more, there is not » solitary Hell Telephone left. The telephone
systems are entirely in the hands of
either tho Government, the municipalities, or independent companies. It was
onlv some two years ago that the Hell
was driven out of the Wost, so it is
too souu yet to draw any dogmatic conclusions as to the success or failure of
the scheme, but it is interesting aud instructive at least to review the progress which tho experiment has made.
A uew country, with vested rights not
as firmly entrenched as in thc Kast, the
West can inure readily undertake advanced Government ownership schemes
end eau moru easily enact progressive
legislation. Western Canada, indeed,
might be called tbe sociological laboratory of the continent. What adds to
the value from the student's and legislator's standpoint of the Western experiment in Government ownerhhip is
the fact that nil throe provinces have
adopted different methods of handling
the problem.
Manitoba's telephones are managed
by a commission, subject to tho Government and under tbe Depurtment of
Public Works.    Practically all of the
tlon of rurnl systems connecting with
tho long distance lines. Rural Hues
were rapidly proceeded with, so that to
day there nro sumo 7oO mites, witli over
400 miles under course of construction
this yenr. Alberta has now 1,842 miles
of long distance linos, has in toll stations uud "tii exchanges giving telephone
connection with somo 5,500 subscribers.
Ry tho ond of the year the Government
expects tp hnvo 2,S7:i miles, in operation.
It was In 100.1 that tho question was
first broached in tho Manitoba Leglsla
ture. Iu the following year a commit
teo wus. appointed ,to/ investigate the
whole problem. They visited many of
the States whoro thore ware municipal
and independent companies lu operation,
and brought back a strong report favoring thc adoption of somo form of Government ownership. At the municipal
elections of liMif a referendum was
taken, wheu a decisive majority was se
cured iu favor of Government owner
ship. The Cabinet immediately went
ahead with the construction of a ays
tern in opposition to tho Roll. Tbo Bell,
which hud been fighting the Government's plan tooth and nail, wiw the. Province wns in earnest, uud in January,
1908, sold out for $:t,:t00,000,
During the two years of: Government
ownership tho development of the System has boon astonishing. At the timo
tho Bell sold out there were some 11,000
telrl'l"'"" '"  "• province aro ownoil, 8ub,eribOT,    To,i„„ thor„ Hro ovor m.
...    ....    ..          tVU...   ..a   A    four              .......      ....  '
by the Government. There are 8 few
municipal telephone systems, but thoy
are being rapidly absorbed. Saskat-
ekewna haa a tolephono department iu
eonnection with the Government which
kaa complete jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to the construction and
operation of telephone) in tho proviuco.
The department at the time of its creation was given power to purchase and
operate Misting line) and to proceed
witb the construction of long distance
Unes. It hns a general su|iervising control over all systems constructed. Tho
Oovernment encourages the control of
loeal line) by local companies, and for
the encouragement of rural lines grants
• bonus of ull telephone poles required,
provided thc telephone system is approved by the depnrtment. Alberta,
again, owns and operates practically all
the local and lung distance line) in tho
provinco, and they arc under the direct
jurisdiction of a department of telephones, with a Cabinet Minister at the
head.
The credit of having initiated Government ownership of telephones in thc
West must bo given to Alberta. In
1(05, when tho Rutherford Government
was first returned to power, one of its
policies wns the public ownership of
telephones. At tho first session of the
Legislature in 1000, n Telephone Act
was passed to cover the necessary procedure for tho commencement of a telephone system in the province, and $25,•
JOO was voted to carry out thc project.
At thut timo Alberta was badly off for
telephone service. The Boll wns operating in the Province, but only touched the larger points. Its total equipment consisted of a toll circuit between
Calgnry and Edmonton carrying all the
principal points; a circuit between Gal-
g»ry and Macleod; a poorly constructed
circuit between Macleod and Lethbridge
•nd between Lethbrldge and Cnrdston.
The first Oovernment line was constructed in tho winter of 10007 bo
tween Cnlgary nnd Banff, a distance of
ninety miles, ami the first paid message
was 'in March. 1007, the first money
earned in Canada nver n Government-
owned line. When the lino from Cnlgary to Banff was completed and further construction wns being planned, the
Bell Telephone ('ompany. whieh in the
meantime hnd sold its plant in Manitoba, came forward with nn offer, and
in May, WON, the Oovernment of Alberta took over thc whole system.
In the meantime the Goveramont hnd
heen building long distance lines.    A
line was constructed from Bdn ton to
Lloydmtneter,'along the Canadian Northern, a distance of Ho* miles; also a
long distance line from Wetasklwin to
Dfl.vsland, OS miles; Lacombe to Stetttor,
02 miles, and Blalrmore to Macleod. In
1(08, after tho acquirement of the Boll
system, and with the long distance ro
A MOTHER'S PRAISE
"Mothers are always willing to show
•r their praises on a medicine that not
enly relieves their precious little ones
from pain hut removes the cause and
keeps them well, bright, netive and
happy. Sueh a medicine is Baby's
Own Tablet*. Ng other medieine for
little ones has received such praise
from thousands of thankful mothers.
Theso Tablets never fail to relieve the"
Httle ones from any of the many little
Uls thnt iifllii't them. Mrs. Thos. Hodg
Son, Riviere dn Loup Station, Olio.,
writes: "I always keep Bnby'a Own
Tablets in tbe house, aud have given
tbem to my two little ones "with the
best results, I always recommend them
to mv friends, as they are n grand
remedy." The Tablets are Bold bv
Medicine dealers or by mail at 25 cent's
s box from The Dr. WilliamB' Modi
doe Oe., Brockvllle, Out.
000. Tho numbor of subscribers ju Win
ni|H'g has practically doubled, although
the greatest increusfe' haa been lib, ftirnl
Manitoba. One of the' groatosr com*
plaints against the Bell was its refusal
to build rural lines. They did not pay
as mueh as city lines. Tbe Government 'a
idcnl is the telephone within the roach
of every Manitoba farmer, 2,500 rural
subscribers were actually added lust
year, and today tbere are some 0,000
farmers' phones in the province.
The Government bas also pushed forward the construction of loug distance
lines. They bave increased from 3,1.00
miles two years ago to 5,180 miles to
day. Under tho Bell management there
were 1,230 miles of rural .pjlas, now
there are 3,328. Tho system practically
covers every settled district of Manitoba, and nearly every furmer having a
phone is able to speak to Winnipeg
without leaving his fireside. How great
is the demaud for farmers' phones is
shown by tbo fact that there wore no
less thuu five thousaud applications last
year.
The first Saskatchewan legislation
dealing with tho problem was enacted
iu the early part of the year 1008. By
that legislation a Department of Railways, Telegraphs and Telephones waB
created. Shortly after the Bell sold to
the Manitoba Government, the. company
made overtures to Saskatchewan, and
what plant it had in thc provinco wus
Hold for $3(17,000, It comprised ouly
231 mileB of poles, 870.5 wire miles, 13
exchanges und 2,100.subscribers. The
system of tho Saskatchewan Telegraph
Company was also purchased at the samo
time. It included 280 pole miles, 605
wire miles, aud 1,050 subscribers.
The policy of Saskatchewan varied
considerably from both Alberta and
Manitoba, particularly as to rural lines.
The long distance lines are all built aud
owned by the Government. Au Act was
parsed giving the cities, towns, villages
and rural municipalities the right to
construct and operate tolephono systems.
This Act han not been takeu advantage
of to auy extent, on account of the paid
organisation of rural companies by local
eapltnl, As for the urban municipalities, they nre lenving tho local exchanges
to the Government, and those already
owning tlieir lines are showing a disposition to sell tu thc Oovernment.
The policy of the Government an to
the rural lines is very similar to the
plan generally pursued iu the Central
and Western States. Some of the merits of this system, it  is contended, are
briefly as follows.  Freedom of "action,
logical expansion, natural definition of
telephone areas, a lower cost of construction, more prompt nud cheaper
maintenance, and Inwcr rates. Whether
or not thee results will be attained,
time and experience alone can tell.
The policies of (he throe provinces
might be defined as follows: Manitoba's
system is practically all owned and
operated by the Government, run by a
commission of three, subject to lhe Depnrtment of Public Works. Saskatche
wan has a Depnrtment of Telephones
Which builds till tlic long distance lines
and is acquiring the local exchanges.
while the rural lines are left to local
companies encouraged -by the Govern
ment, Alberta's system Is practically
all owned and operated by the Govern
inent. aimer a Depurtment of Tele
phones.
A practical problem is tho question
of rates. In Alberta, when the system
wiis taken over from the Dell Company,
the rates for exchanges of 200 subscrib
ers wns $30 Tor business telephones and
$20 for priviHe service. This has'been
reduced to $2-1 and #15, respectively, l'n
the larger centres uo reduction' was
mude for business phones, but the cost
of private phones was reduced from $25
to $20.
Iu Manitoba the rates on rural Unes
were reduced from $24 to 420. For
business phonos in tbe larger centres
the old Bell rate of $50 still obtains,
but the rates for private plumes have
bean reduced from $30 to $25. These
redactions were made at the end of the
tlrst year of. Government operation. This
year thore were no changes iu the rates.
The Bell rates in Saskatchewan, which
wero from, $24, to .$35 for business
phones and $18 to $25 for private
phones, bave been maintained, oa all
lines but those operated by the rural
companies. The rural rates range from
$12 to $20.
Whilo there are many criticisms of
tho Governments'.of thu various provinces in [hmt1 Operation of lhe systems,
It is safe to say a vote us to the retention of Government ownership or a return to the old 'system would be almost
unanimous for the present plan. Government ownership hns been particular
|y. beneficial to tho rural and agrieul
t'urnl'communities, and by tho forward
policy of construction of long distance
lines has linaed up the business world
of the West, lt is still au experiment
but an experiment highly successful nntl
well worth watching.
CURBS ALCOHOLISM BY USB OF
BURGEON'S KNIFE
NK of the more recent contributions
to medical literal uro deals with
>•' it a original method of curing
clfroitic alcoholism. The writer, Dr. J.
W. Kcmtcy, of Sun Antonio, Texas, tie
claros that tho only means of curing
alcoholics is by surgery. Iu proof of
his contention, he cites a scries of cases
so treated by hiin, asserting that in a
majority of them a curo was ell'octed.
His article, entitled "The Alcoholic
Caso. and a Surgical Operation for the
(''ure of Chronic Alcoholism," appears
iu the current issue of the Texas Medi-
CBjl, Journal- ...
11 Dr. Kenney's method is to make an
artificial opening iu the- stomach, lpop
up the jejunum (a paft of the lutes
tine), make an artificial opening in the
jejunum, and unite tho two artificial
openings. The operation is called n
gastrojejunostomy. Horo are Dr. Ken
ney's reasons for resfrstHijj twi^his ctpttt
utiou: •*V  '
First—Because medical treatment
fails in a majority, if uot in ait, cases
and must necessarily 'continue to fail
because it does uot removotho cause of
tho gnawing or craving for alcohol.
Second—Because tho ■'pathological
condition caused by alcohol is almost
identical with pathological conditions
produced by other causes which are relieved by surgical treatment.
"Tho drunkard iu giving a history of
his case usually points to his stomach
as the cause of his drinking: Vory fow
claim that the taste for liquor has anything to do with it. In the stomach will
also be found the tlrst evidence that the
physical basla of life—protoplasm—has
boon injured, and the first to present
pathological conditions,
"It has beeu proven that alcohol stimulates the pction of the senses aud organs of the body for a short time. This
supra -no/raul condition is quickly followed by* t*«rt infra-normal, which indicates a partial paralysis of the nerve
omls and'*"eiituaHy of ;>the ijerve
cofrtfes. ■■■..-
"Continued rmtlttyn of this precesa
results in hardening nnd pl'irtial para
lysis of the muscular coat of the stomach, aud an iilflamed or ulcerated con
dition of the mucous coat. Such a condition produces a vitiated appetite and
impairs the action of tho stomach, which
is the most important of tho digestive
processes. To .--frlifvp this condition,
when produced by any ageut other than
alcohol, surgical measures are demanded. Why not apply the same principle
in the nlcoholic case!
"Reasoning along this line convinced
me that all hope of curing a case of
chronic alcoholism lay in a surgical direction, and I resoh'od to try the operation that I had iu mind upon the first
case that would grant me the privilege.
An ideal case soon presented itself—a
young man of high degree, who had descended to tho lowest depths of saloon-
dom, and bad floundered ubout in it for
several years, presented himself with
thp requost that I do something for him.
'' After a two wcckB' preparatory
treatment, a posterior gastrojejunostomy by simple suture was performed
upon blip. He left the hospital thirty
days later. This patient was about 35
years old,, aud bad been drinking for
about ten years. During the last threo
years business had so interfered with
his drinking that ho quit business and
drank day and night, consuming from
one to two quarts of whisky during the
twontyfour hours. Ho was one of the
best known drunkards in the cily, and
no oue could remember having seen him
sober during tho threo years preceding
this operation, and he wns looked upon
as past redemption and absolutely valueless, from a business standpoint. Today
ho is assistant manager of a largo mercantile establishment iu this city, and tt
sober, respected citizen.
"Case No. 2 is thut of a young dentist about 30 yours of age. He Btatod
that for ho vera I years he had consumed all the liquor he could get during
the day and took n bottle to bed with
him nt night. His constant drinking
had mado a veritable neurasthenic of
him, llo consulted me regarding the
uperiition, and wiih advised to havo it
performed.
"lie finally came to the sanatorium
and had the operation performed. From
a vagabond dentist, hounded by dozens
nf people whose money he had taken
during halfsolier intervals as advance
payments on work which he was never
nlile to perform, ho is now, and has been
ever since the operation, n sober man,
and no one hesitates to trust him with
his work,
"Case N°- 3 is that of a travelling
man about fm years of age. He had
been drinking at irregular intervals for
a number of years. The intervals had
graduallv grown closer together until
life became juat  one long drunk.    He
tered the sanatorium and had the
snme operation performed. He is today
united with his family and holds a good
position.
"These cases have been selected at
. ndnm from a series of seventeen. The
result has been equally ns good in all
the cases, with the exception of two-
one dving ami the other relapsing. The
d ath took place   two   days   after the
Ooms arc caused by the pressure of
tight boots, but no one need be troubled
with them lou* when ho simple a fWM'
dy as Holleway'e Corn Curo is available.
operation, and was due to angina pec
toria. The relapsing caae was that of
a middle-aged, halfwitted man.
"It is uot my purpose to advocate
grave a surgical nroeedure iu all cases
of chronic alcoholism, but only In those
apparently hopeless canes whore everything else has failed, aud the patient iB
still iu fair mental and physical condition and wants to be cured. The result
at my bauds has thus far exceeded expectations."
The Merry Muse
THE LAVENDOB VENDOR
In  the crow,led   elty,   tlio   tiirongiug
thoroughfare,
Thro' the chill of wiutor, a fragrance
on tho nir
Taint ami fresh of lavender mock, al
liHMimry—
Mocks and murmurs softly, "Dreainor,
como with mo,"
'' Lavender, nwuet luveuder,'' vendor,
you ahould call,
"Purple, perfumed   naekagU   with
memories for all."
Lavender, sweet lavender, ami tirod
souls are sent
Drifting down tho Dream path to tbo
Country of Content.
Subtilo scouts  of   Invsnilor  thro'  tho
busy street,
Vague,    elusive    memories,    haunting,
linuitting sweet.
Stealing soft on perfumed wings thro'
tho moving mass,
Whito ond tirod faces brighten as they
pass.
And   tho   crowdod   city   slowly   drifts
away,
Hushed the noise und clamor of tho
busy day.
While for a fleeting second, thoy who
drcum aro blest
With drowsy dimma of luvaiHor and
quiet' country rost.
"Lavender, swoot lavender," vendor,
you sbojdd call,
■"Purple, perfumed    packages    with
memories for all."
Lavender, swoot lavender, aud tired
souls aro sent
Drifting down tho Dream path to the
Couutry of Content.
THE PHOENIX
Of  thnt groat Bird,  of  that strange
Bird,
Hast heard f
lie flleth from tho eastern realm afar,
Beyond tlio limits of the utmost star,
Mono knoweth whence; none knoweth
whoro
Goes he.
Five   hundred   yoars   he   tarrleth nn
known;
And thon nlone
He eomos, slow sailing in the upper sky,
Weary, with plumage dull and worn, to
dio!
None  knoweth whence  from   all   the
Vast
Comes be.
4
ith movement slow, wearied with woo,
Strange woe!
Be gathereth fuel for a funeral pyro.
And sinking in the fiercely burning fire,
Of hia own will, none knoweth why
Dies hei
Of thnt great Bird, of that Strange
Bird,
Hait heard!
That bathed in death doth from the
ashes rise,
With plumage fairer than the morning
skies;
And, sailing in alow triumph, passes far
Beyond the limits of tho utmost star.
None knoweth whence he comes; none
knoweth where
Goes hei
THB END OF THE SEASON
There's   a   keen   wind searching the
marshes
tVith a tang of the distant Bea,
And a wind-blown sky of opnl
Por a sense of Infinity—
As a dog nnd I, together,
Sit closo and curse the weather,
And High for the gray-goose feather—
While a cramp strikes to tho knee.
There's a loneliness of Sahara,
Kxeept for his patient head
And his wet nose lifted to windward
Por a squadron fan-wise spread—
As we sigh thnt the Bummer's over,
With   our   long   tramps   through   the
clover,
I and tbia old land-rover,
Though scarce n word iH said.
There's a stealthy sen-fog stalking
Across the ghastly dune,
As wo turn uh, empty-banded,
With  a  half forgotten  tune -
Some day we'll quit our roaming,
Together, In the gloamings
Two shades that would be homing
[leueath a bunting moon.
THE BURDEN OF THE BURIED
DEAD
lie heard n footstep on tho road
Heforo the black cock woke and crow;
It was the Htep of one he kuew.
Of one who here a weary load—
Aud thc lonely night was waning.
lie dared not stop or turn hiB head.
lie knew what followed through the
night.
He knew the burden wob not light,
The burden of the buried dead—
And'the dreary dawn waa gaining.
He knew that his dead self would pass,
Bowed  eartbwurd   by  that  thing  of
fear:
He heard its footstep very near.
Dehind him in  the autumn  grass—
And   the   wind  tbat   kept  complaining.
But when the black cock crew for dawn
HiH  stml  took  heart;   he  turned  to
ace:
The empty road stretched nhadowy
Into  the  night  with   naught  thereon—
And the windy dawn  broke raining.
Shiloh'tG wx
quickly .tops coudhs, cures cultl... Iirols
lho Ibroat aad lunds -      23 ceuL.
TWO BUILDEE8 OF MANITOBA
'|>WO men who diod recently in the
L eastern part or this continent were
Intimately connected with tho up-
bnildiug of the Middle West of Canada,
lhe lirst was Mr. Itobert Iroaaido, of
Montreal, und tho secoud Mr. Thomas
Duuenn, Canadian immigration agent at
Syracuse, Now  Vork.
Mr. Ironside has been culled "Cuu-
adas Cattlo Kiug, and, as Ihe Mont-
treul end of tho great entile exporting
flrui of Gordon, Irouside, and Fare?
the title was not inappropriate. Both
Mr. lrousde aud J|r. Uancau entered
the   Manitoba  legislature   iu   18MJ   „„
ho Liberal side when Oreonway swept
tho Province with his national school
issue. Mr. Ironside was na implement
grain, and cattle dealer from Maiiitou
und Mr. Duncan wus a blacksmith from'
•Morden, both towns being i„ southern
Manitoba. Both woro big, mmntot
'"••".netive both ia body\nd Hi
out here tlio resemblance ended Mr
Ironside was essentially a man of busii
""»«. who apparently liked to sit and
dream dream,, „i„i then plan la tho
•pilot of his olliee for the carrying of
■T,,,l,'l ' "",»"» ""»f""d "f •talking
in public, and seemed to be rather
''""'"'"I of those who wero. Pari".
m.m ary life wa, Irksome to him        I
to  a,.'.aV".r"." ",r-V U'n" ''» f';"«"'
Ono day ho said to tho writer: "I hate
i S111 '.'''"' "'r'"' °hlng steers."
'* troilBiao dreamed drna , s a ,,l
punched steers to some purpose a
shown by the fact that it was snhjUo
very long after tlmt before the business
turnover of the flrm with whlob To wll
connected was considerably larger than
ho amount, handled by the fr„,HU' ,'
ot the Province of Manitoba.   Thouoli
I;';:'"1 oubtedly a great buffi
'"an ami a successful one, yot hu al
ways Roomed more ready to listen to
What other people had to s„y than to
give his own views. Ho had a curious
way of asking apparently whimsical
q 0 lions, but who. you tfiouglit thom
w». n iv""'",''' •■,'u" ,vouW "00 """•*
was only jusl lus curious wny of look-
Ilrm go so largo as to necessitate somo
ono living „t Montrenl, to look aftor
-\- v'i'l'nKVMr lro"si,le »"»''"1 'here,
and Sir. Gordon remained iu Wiiiaiueir
to deal with the ranching end. V g
Mr. Duncan wus a man of different
emporamct. When ho flrst apposed
n tho Houso, some of the opposition
thought they would havo aim*
With the blacksmith from Morden, I
thoy woro badly mistaken, Ho had
built upon his early schooling by diligent reading, and when he came to
answer them, they found that he had
the classic work, of English literature,
and particularly thoso of Scottish literature, at bis command. Particularly could ho quoto Burns most aptly. He
developed into a ready Bpeakor, and,
2m! i'l'.m1"'1!1.'!!!' ",,b0l|y ovl,r doubt
ed hat "Tom" Duncan mount wlmt ho
said, and this, no doubt, had much to
do with In, recces as the exponent
of tho advantages of Canada in vurious
immigration Holds.
In tho death of theso southern Maui-
tobans Cnnnda loses two good citizens
who, n their scvorul ways, did much
to build up Canada.
WEIRD   TALES   OF   RECKLESSLY
EXTRAVAGANT AMERICANS
One Hundred New York Women Eacb
Spend $150,000 Yearly On
Personal Apparel
AMERICAN women have astonished
Europe this summer by thoir ex-
pondituros for jewels aud clothing
The story is told horo of a rich "practical" New York woman, tho wife of
a steel man, who askod a Parisiau woman belonging to an aristocratic
bouse:
"What do you do with your wintor
diamonds in summer?"
'I wear it," said too Parisian, with
a look of astonishment at hcr sister
from across the water. Tho Parisian
had only one diamond, a superb ring.
The fair Now Yorker turned away with
a shudder. Tho Nouos Wiener Journal,
which vouches for the story, says the
lavish outluy of Mario Antoinette grows
pnlo beside the vast sums spent by
American womon. There uro a hundred women in Now York, the paper
says, who arc known to spend $1,111,(1011
a year on their personal npparol nnd
adornment. This thoy divide us follows: Forty thousand dollars for ball
gowns, $2.1,000 for reception dresses,
$12,(100 for cloaks, $15,000 for lingerie,
$.1,0(10 for shoes and slippers, $3,000 for
gloves, and $7,000 for hat,.
'Almost every American woman,"
says the paper, "possesses some special
taste whicli she freely indulges. One, for
instance, rhapsodises about lace pocket
handkerchiefs and lias the greatest delight in displaying her collection when
she gels back from Europe. She may
have searched the great cities of Amort
ca wlthotll finding n handkerchief that
takes her fancy, but iu Paris or Vienna
she gels jusl what she want, and pays
BOO francs a dozoa ami buys twelve
dozen. Another woman will make silk
stocking, hcr pet fancy, ami. holding
out a fool oucnsed i" a silk cobweb, will
say to her frlenda tho hoso cost her
■1,000 francs o pair, nnd there are no
more to bo had. for lho man who wove
thom had turned blind.
American womon, according to this
Austrian writer, hnvo millions of dot
lars' worth of diamond, quite apart
from tlieir collections of other gems,
and they readily pay $1.10 for aa em
broidered nightgown and $2,(100 for a
fine linen tablecloth, to say nothing of
$150 a dozen for roses and $2,000 npiecc
for trees torn from the ford primeval nnd replanted in the gardens of
Ihe fasblonaulos in Newport. They uso
milk or champagne for their morning
bath,, it is asserted, and pay enormous
wages to servants. Also birds shot at
in American shooting hox cost $1(10
ipiece beforo they are cooked and
served. Tlic New York woman, it is
said, wraps her lap dog in a coat of
real ermine, nnd puts around its neck
collar of diamonds, Her huBbnnd
pays $2.10 n pair for her walking boot,.
Furthermore, when llie New York woman, nccordlllg to this Vienna paper, is
asked if she (loesn't think sho is just a
little bit extravagant, sho opens her
eyes and snys:
"Why, it is my own money, my hus'
band made it. nnd why shouldn't I
spend it ub I liket"
Austrian noblemen read nnd wonder
if an American fortune does not bring
mora than its shure of tribulations.
HE FOUND THEM
NO FAITH CORE
BUT     DODD'S     KIDNEY     PILU1
CLEANED OUT W. F. BLACK'S
SCIATICA
He was lu agony wben a friend gave
blm  a   box.    Now   bo  recommends
tbem to everybody.
Newcastle, N.B,—(Special)—In theae
cold fall days when the chill winds
crystallise the uric acid iu the bload
and cause the pangs of llheumatism and
Sciatica to bring sleepless nights to
many a home, a man', liest friend is lie
who can tell hi, neighbor of a sure eare
for liis tortures, Such n friend is Mm.
P, Bines of this place, lln suffered
from Sciatica uud lame back. Ho was
so bad that he could not lace his boots
or turn in bed. Dodd's Kidnoy Pills
cured him nud he wants all his' neigh
bors to know of the cure.
"Yos," Mr. lllnck snvs, in an inter
view, "I was so bud with Sciatica and
Lamo  Muck   that   I   couldn't   1 •  my
shoes or turn iu bed, when a friead
gave ine nbout ll third of n box ef
Dodd's Kidnoy Pills. ] stnrtod tnking
them without much fnilh in their curative powers, und found lliein all Ihey
were rocomiuoiided.
"Now I am recommending Dodd's
Kidney I'ills to nil sutferers from Kid-
iis'y Disease."
Dodd's Kidnoy Pills nre no faith
cure, Tliey 'ro n simple but sure enre
for diseased kidneys,
CATTLE HAVE GROWN TWICE AS
BIG AS  TWO HUNDRED
YEARS AGO
It Is a long cry from the four-toed
horso of prehistoric' times to thc draft
teams and roadsters of today, but new
and ngain the development iu breeds
und species even in comparatively short
spaces of time, whether of horses or of
cattle, is attested by records of mere
recent dnte. Au investigator into the
history of the breeding of cnttlo sayi:  •
"Iu 1710 Dr. Daveiiant, nn English
writer of political economy, estimated
tho average weight of dressed cattle did
not exceed :i"» pounds, lu 184(1 MoOml-
lock stated that 'at present tho average
weight of cattle on the hoof is estimated
nt nbout 700 pounds.' "
Beside the cattlo of 200 yoars ago—
hurdly half the size—what monsters
prime steers of today would have lookod) and oven our grandfathers might he
moved to wondering admiration of mod-
oru stock if tho process of growth nnd
Improvement had not been so gradual
as to puss unnoticed.
But while the farmer hn, been steadily improving his stock, he has als*
found time to tnko big stride's in the
development  nnd  improvement of Ua
fur inchiiiory.    Tho automobile aad
tho aoroplano have been sensational and
spectacular developments in other liuee
of niochiinicnl invention, but it is by
uo means certain Ihoy will over prove
of tho samo essential benellt to mankind as these machines which, directly
or indirectly, enable the farmer to till
more land moro easily and tn gather
in nnd market moro foodstuffs more
quickly for  tbe  universal  neod.
The farmer must bear in mind, however, thut those modern machines, witb
all their delicate improvements, demand
aud deserve the bost of treatment, and
tho first csBoutlol in curing for a machine is proper lubrication. The quality
of oil used makes a tremendous difference in tho work and wear you get
from your mowing and ruking machines,
your reapers, harvesters and threshing
machines.
Experience has shown that a heavy-
oil is best for farm machinery, where
grease cups aro not used; the'bearing*
usually aro a trifle looso, either by design or from wear, and a light oil son
runs off. The Imperial Oil Company,
Limited, of Winnipeg, has beon conducting elaborate experiments, extending over several yoars, with a view to
furnishing an oil that will exactly meet
the requirements of the farmers in thi*
direction.
Granite Harvester Oil is tho na*M
that has been given to this product, **.
important advantages are chimed for
it, such as great durability, close clinging to looso boxes and worn bearings,
and lho "take-up" of play ia a manner that greatly reduces 'friction and
docs away with rattling and jarring almost entirely. Special euro has been
taken to see Hint no injurious acid*
outer into its composition, and it is aot
affected by extremes of temperature,
ither of summer or wiutor.
INFALLIBLE PEOPLE
JOHN   CORBIN,   nutbor   nnd   playwright, said  recently thut bo had
resigned the post of literary director of lhe New Theatre because be disliked the superior air that such offices
carry with thorn,
"You decline play after play," be
said. "You make euemv after enemy.
Vou pretend to be infallible, and the
pose of your infallibility is aa ugly aad
unpopular one.
"Nobody, yoa know, wants to be like
Illynit's wife.
" 'That wife of yours,' said a frlond
of Mlynu's, sympathetically, 'never admits busing mude a mistake, doea
Bhe!"
' 'Ob,' snid Itlyiin, with a bitter
smile, 'she occasionally nllows tbnt she
mude one mistake when she married
me, but she won't n.ltuit even that oat-
sido the fainilv circle.' "
NEIGHBORLY
M mis
wny home.
JOHNSON and .lenkiiis meet on the
(.'oiue and see lis some evening, why don't youi" says .lohnsoa.
"Bring your wife aud come on over."
"Thank yoo, sve'll plan to drop in en
you some lime," says .lenkins. "Yon
and Mrs. Johnson call on us, won't
you f''
"Sure wo will. We've been talking
bout it for a yoar nr so, but the chit-
ron, you know "
"Yes, I know; we've got u houseful
f youngsters, too."
Then Johnson nnd Jenkins smile
iniriDly- nnd part company, ench happy
to know thnt the other has no calling
ntention, whatever.
One of the commonest complaints of
infanta is worms, and the most effective
application for Ihem is Motccr Grave**
Worm Exterminatci.
M THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Mayoralty
Election
To
THOMAS
E. BATE
ESQR.
We, the undersigned, r atepayers of the City of Cumberland, respectfully request that you allow your name to be sub-
mitted for nomination as a mayoralty candidate, at the fourth
coming Election iii this city:—
J. BENNIE
B. MELLADO
J. WALKER
A. MILLIGAN
F. RAMSAY
J. STEVENSON
T. WILSON
JAS. SMITH
R. S. ROBERTSON
MARGARET VASS
J. MoNEIL
J. REID
D. MITCHELL
D. STEVENSON
H. CREECH
C. WHYTE
and ninety-two others.
In response to the above request I will have much pleasure in accepting nomination for the office of Mayor *t the forthcoming election, and if elected I will endeavor to conduct the aff iim of the Citv
in auch a manner aa to produce the beat results in uv;c administration—in short, to carry out tht wishes of the people in givi.ig a progressive, honest and clean government.
THOS.
E.
BATE.
Visiting cards at tlte Inlander ui
flee.
Ji-h «i'ik ? Ynu can 9*t what you
1 'want when you want it at Tub Uumdkb
jihuuu 'Mi.
Vo your own tlcppitfr. Ree Mc Kin
>ell for Choice Fruit*, Confectionery
tiul leu Cruain, J25
100 ]'t«. boya pnnts all sues 60c pr.
it        weights.
Servicel in tin* Unman Catholic Ch-iroh
nil! be held every nther Sunday in Uum-
berlattd.    Rev. 11. Mm tem, puitur.
Wanted, some onn intake and raise
um tlifii own. u boy or girl 8 Yearn
nnl ti months 'tnd G years :iml ti
months old, with privilege uf adopting.   Apply X. Y .'/,. this office,
100 prs boys pants nil sizes fiOe pr.
\\ Curtwiights.
Kor Sale—Thomsons Boarding House.
This is furnished throughout and ii in
tirst class erudition.
Kor particulars apply between the
hours of 2 and 4 p. tn. to Mrs D. Thomson.
MUNICIPALITY OF THC  CITV OP
CUMBERLAND.
Dl'BMC NOTICK I* IIKHKHV OIVKN tothc
1 clet'i ow <>f tlio imitiifi|iitlity o. vlit> city *■( cumb-
orlnml, that i require the presence of the haIiI elect-
us ut itrt.t'ixU Ice Crenm Harlor un tht* Wli day uf
I miliary, 1911, at 12 o'clock noon, tat the purpose
jf num natlng [Hirsnns to rcuivHcnt them in the
.llllllclpul Cimiifit iiani'.ycr nml iililenut'iir
The nmili- of nomination of cninllilateii Mmll bean
ullows; the cnntHilttteH »lmll he nominated In writ
ng; (lie writing Klnill lie huIhhtIIhmI hy two voters
if the niuiiiduiility hh propour nml secomler, mul
Imli he ilelivereil to the Returning Officer at uny
ilmebetween the .late of the notice nml 2 p. M. of
-.nt'diiy of the iiniiiiniitioii.taml in the event of a
[mil being necessary, such poll will be opened on
Elm mli day »>f January, lflll, at Muljeod's Ice
cream Parlors, Dinisimttr Avenue, Cninberland, H.
i j. of which every person U hereby required to take
notice ami govern himself accordingly.
Nopewon shall be nominated or be eligible as a
'iimlt'I. i («■ for Mayor or Alderman unless he posses-
teil of the qilfilitteatioil hy law required of those of-
ticors, and illllosi the candidatu shall, on or before
i he hour of _ p. tn. of the day uf numinatlnii, fur-
.titth the Boturultig onV«r with a Ntaimuuiit In wri
unit, specifying the land or real property upon
.vhich he quaHtlt-a, bin nomination shull he invalid
and shall not he acted upon by the Returning Oflicer.
The qnitUUcatliHi as candidate for Mnyor is as
follows;-
lie mutt he a umle British subject of the full age
of twenty-one yenrs and not disqualified under any
law nml have been for ths six months next preceding ihe day of nomfiiatli.n the registered owner in
fjjeljiwl Heglstry (iffleeof land ami real property
ni the city of the assessed value on ihe lust Mimic-
ipal AMOssiiienl lloll $iuoo.00 uver anl nbove any
eglsterfxl encnmbratice or charge and who Is oth
.■iwiseqirilltietlmn muoicipal voter.
The qualifications jn candidate), for Ahlcrnten
.ireas follows.—
lie must- be a British subject of the full nge of
twentyon* years and nut disqualified under any
law and hare been for six months nexl preceding
the day of nomination thw registered owner In the
Land Heglstry Office of land and real esUte In thu
city of tiie assessed value on the Inst Municipal As-
sfisiuent Koll ot fGiM.00 pr wore, over and above
any registered encumbrance or charge nml who Is
otherwise qualified us a municipal voter
(liven under my hand at the City of Cumberland
this 27th day of December, 1910.
ALKX. MCKINNON,
Returning Officer.
S. G. HANSON'S
Wll pullet*. halota«tfll909
tram J **. I ta May 31. laid 3TM0 •■••
whieh aald at wholesale »rlta>
»•!•••       iieif.it
eoat ot food tor earn* vorlod    «II.CH
t SOS.OT
average prolit aor bird tar
ISIdaya       •       •       •
W.OI
C00I FM HATCHINd, f.r II.      Hr IM
fara -IMI       UMI
v •' a   ia
laat . tea        u.aa
HILLCfcBST POULTRY FARM
w'ncam. ac. j«
The
Third Bt. A Penrith Arenue
MAXWELL k HORNAL
Proprietor!
All klndi of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
Local Agent for
The London ft Lancashire
Pire Insurance Oo.
Get rates before Insuring elsewhere
Office: Cumberland
A FINE LINE OF NEW
MATERIALS JUST RE-
:   :   :   CEIVED  :   :   ;
P. DUNNE
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
DUNSMUIR AT11
YOUR NAME IS
— GOOD —
Anything
lathe
Jewellery
Line
Sold
on a Small
Monthly
Payment
*_mWL^^e%,
STODDART
THE     JE"WELLEE
Nest door to Royal Bank, opposite Post Office
Winning Numbers
IN THE DRAWING, ON
.. Saturday are ..
FUST PRIZE 573.   HND
the Magnet Cash Store
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
T. E
Bute
Capital $5,000,000
Reserve 95,700,000
MUNICIPALITY OP THI «ITT OP
CUMBERLAND.
NOMINATIONS for School Truster! will bo
received on Monday. Lhe Uth duy of January,
IHU, nt 12 o'clock noon.
The mode of nomination of candidate* shall
be as follows:—
The camUdiitctt hhall bu nominated in writ-
inn. The wr.tliiK "hail be lUtwoiibid by two
voters ui' the miiuiuipttllty uh proposer and se
condor, and ahail be delivered to ihu Rt.ti.rn-
ln« uilictr Ht uny t lum between the time of
tho uotice aud 2 p. m. of tbe day of nomlne-
i inn. and In the event of more than two nom-
iiiittioiiH ii noil will be opened on Thursday,
tho lit th day uf Jaiiuury, l!)ll„al the polling
ritatlon at AlcU'ud t> let; I re iin I'lir.urs, Uuiis-
3iiuii* Avenue, (Jmnb r and, 11. (\, of which bT*
urj person Nr quired to take notice nnd gov*
ern hiin-rif ueeordinuly.
Quail(Icotluni for Trustees nre ni fo'lnws:—
Any peraon boinga hotuoholdcr in the mimic
Ipallty unci being a Britlih subject of the full
.igoof 1 wutity-oiiu years nnd otherwise quail-
tied by this Act (o vote at an ulocli, n of
■M-liiml Tiui>l«us In the «nfd municipality, sball
liu eligible 10 le elceteil aud serve as a tichool
Prattoe,
tlivi ii iiti'ter my lititnl nt the Clly of Cumber
latnl thi- 2 lb day uf Duei'iiiber, IW).
ALKX, Ut'KlNNOK.
Itet iiruing Oillcer
CANADIAN   PACIFIC
RAILWAY   .
'   'C    8CRVICE
8. S. CITV OF  NANAIMO
(ok oihck hteamhe)
wiathir and othi*  cikcumitancis
PINMITTINe, WILL **tX
North Boun*
Leave Viuipouverfi p in. MuniUju
Arrlv, Niuiaimo 9 00 p.m. Mundaya
Urn,. Nanatum 10 p.M. Munday,
Beaver Crert      f %
Denman Inland     f
Arrl.e Union Bay 8.JO a.m. Tuwby,
Le»< Union Bay 10.10 a.m. Tnndayi
Arrive Comox 11.15 a.m. Tueeday,
South Bound
Leave Como* 1.11 p.m. Tueiday,
Arrive Union Bay 1.00 p.m. Tueaday,
Leave Union Hay 2.16 p.m. Tueeday,
Denman Inland     f
Beaver Creek     f
Arrive Nutmlmo 10 p m. Tueiday,
Leave Nanalmo 11,00 p.m. Tuemlay,
Arrive Vancouver 1.30am. Wedneaday,
f  Indicate, flan Htop.
For rated and further particular, call cr apply
to
H. W. BRCOIE.      W.   MoOIRR.
OBN'L. P. A.. Ag.nt.
Vancouver,    ac.     Nanalmo,   B.O.
THE ROYAL BANK
OF eflNADA
OMfM laouwl tn any ourronoy, payable all over tho world
SPBCIAL ATTENTION paid to BA VINOS ACCOUNTS, and lntoraat at
hlffbMt iimu ratoa allowed on dapoalta of fl and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   -   -     OPEN DAILY
COURTENAY,B.C.SubBrsneli OPEN TUESDAY8AND FRIDAYS
UNION WHARF, B.C., Sub Jtmnch-OPEN THURSDAY8
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
We have recently received a
Carload of McLAUGHLIN
Carriages and Buggies,
and are prepared to quote
lowest prices and best terms.
UUIVINIS OUTFIT FOR SALE
Uunto 8 yro, kind,   gmid   drivor,   ind
.fruiil   nt   ailtoa.      IlaruesH   ultil   -lllit.,1
Ired liiiirt/y hIiii.ihI nnw.
Api ly to, (i. K. McNaughton
11
GENERAL   BLACKSMITH
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
COAL MINES REGULATION  AOT.
BOARD OF EXAMINER8.
Noti<* i* hereby giv«n that th* lollowing constitute Uw Board of Examiner* fur the Cumberland Colliery during the yeai 1911:
Appointed by the Owner*—David
NelliMt.
Alteinntes—John Liddle, and Dn-
vid Walker.
Api'iolntcd bj the Leiutenant-Oov-
ernnriii Council— John Keiley.
Elected by the Miners—Joseph W.
Horbury.
Alternates—Alexander McNeil, and
Thomas Leeman.
Note Alternates act as Members of
the Board in the absence of those regularly appointed or elected to act
thereon,
All persons interested fnay obtain
full information by applying to the
Secretary of the Board, Mr John Ke»-
ley, Cumberland. B. C.
Dated this 24th. day nf December,
1910.
HICIIAHUMcllRlDE
Minister of Mines.
give ns a call
McPhee &
Central Merchants, Courtenay.
UE IIEIII ENGLUND HOTEL
JAMES WALTERS,
PROPRIETOR
THE POOREST OF WINES, LIQUOR A BEER
ALSO THE BEST OF CIGARS.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE   :   :   :    CUMBERLAND, B. C.
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