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THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1912
Subscription price (I.SO por year
BOY SCOUTS VS.
U.M.W. of A. Protest Against
the Organization of the
Boy Scouts.
To the Editor:
Dear Sir— In your editorial of
Hay 21st you advocated start inu
a boy scout movement in Cumberland; and as you are well aware
that we of the Socialist Party are
opposed to any and all attempts
to inagurate such a movement,
we take this method through the
medium of your paper in stating
our objections to such a movement, and as you have given us
this opportunity we may state
here that we appreciate it very
much. In the first place, we
must find out its origin, which
was in a great and bloody war
in South Africa amid the roars
of cannons and the bursting of
shells, and the shrieks and groans
of the dying, amid the scattered
brains and entrails of human and
animal beings, amid the cries and
curses and the sneers and wails,
that's where the Boy Scout movement was born, in hell, as that pro
phetic genius, Shakespeare, describes it, "0 War, thou son of
hell." Three times during the
war the standard of height was
lowered, and in addition to this,
men that were bow-legged and
knock-kneed, hump-backed and
croes-eyed and without teeth were
accepted in the army. The germ
of the boy scout movement was
found in the brain of one Baden
Powell, who is called by his
masters a military genius, in
other words a man skilled in killing human beings, an enemy to
life, a creator of widows and orphans, of misery and poverty, of
anguish and pain, of blood and
tears. A writer in the American Philadelphian praising the
boy scout movement, says, "From
out of a great and bloody war
that, as Oom Paul said, staggered humanity, humiliated one nation and wiped another out of existence, has grown the boy scout
movement." The boy scouts are
taught and expected to kill father, mother, sister and brother in
obedience to their superior officers. Do you ask for proof? Here
it is. Clause 8 in the boy scout
law says, "A scout obeys his patrol leader or scout master without question, even if he does not
like, he must do as soldiers ami
sailors do, he must carry it out,
because it is his duty, and after
he has done it he can go and protest against it." But mark you
after he has done it. This is
how Emperor William of Ger
many addressed a numbor of his
subjects who had been compelled
to take the military murder oath
in 1891. "You are now my sol
diers, you have given yourselves
to me body and soul. There is
but one enemy for you, and that
is my enemy. It may happen
that I will order you to fire on
your brothers and fathers, but in
such a case you are bound to
obey me without a murmur.'
Roosevelt in a public address said
"I want soldiers, young men,
not only willing but anxious to
fight." Moreover, the boy scouts
of Canada are taught and are expected to kill father, mother,
sister, brother, or anyone else in
obedience to their superior officers. Once a young man realizes
the reality of the boy scouts he
will not participate in it, so to
tell them the truth would not do.
The methods used are deceit,
cunning, fraud, or any means
other than telling them the truth,
If you doubt this then think over
the following extracts from the
official hand book wliich is for
the use of instructors only. "Although the war dance and songs
may seem at first sight to be gibberish, it forms an attraction to
wilder spirits who would never
join a band of nice, quiet boys."
The idea as outlined is that nice
quiet, good boys are to be trapped with the bait of out door exercise, camps, etc., and wilder
spirits injected to leaven the
whole to the fighting pitch desired by capitalism. That this is
the real object is proved by the
following extract from page 42
under the heading, How to Catch
Our Boys; "If you bait your hook
with the kind of food you like
yourself, it is probable that you
will not catch many-certainly
not the shy, game kind of fish.
You can afterwards season it
with what you want them to
have." It is quite obvious that
the boy scouts movement is only
another way of using one portion
of the working class to keep the
other portion in subjection. To
order a man to go to war, whether with the workers of another
country or with the worders of
his own country, as in a strike,
is like ordering him tojtakeagun
load it, dig his own grave, crawl
into it and shoot himself. Bayonets are made by the working
class, nicely polished by the
working class, and then patriotically thrust into the working
class for the capitalist class. We
may also state that any person
who knowingly supports the boy
scout movement is ineligible for
membership in the U. M. W. of
America, and any who are already members will be liable to
expulsion. Therefore let it be
resolved that we, the members
of Local Mo. 2299 of the U.M.W.
of A. and of the Socialist Party
of Canada are opposed to any
and all attempts to organize the
boy scouts movement in Cumberland; that there are no foreigners
in the working class, the only
foreigner to our class is the capitalist class; that we have nothing in common with the capitalist
class, who by virtue of their
ownership of the means of life
hold the working class in slavery
and to perpetuate this state of
atfairs seek to organize the boy
scouts; that as our ultimate aim
is to bring about a state of society where universal peace and
brotherhood will reign, and as
this end can only be accomplished by the complete overthrow of
the present form of society, and
that the boy scouts movement is
an obstacle between us and our
goal, we are bitterly opposed to it.
Signed, Samuel Williams
Joseph Naylor
Wm. Greaves
On behalf of the U.M.W. of A.
and theS. P. oi'C.
COURTENAY NEWS.
Get a lot in Courtenay.
J. Sutton of Courtenay was in
town Wednesday.
F. J. Burns of Dove Creek
visited Cumberland last Wednesday.
Buy a lot in Terminal Addition
P. L. Anderton, the real estate
man of Courtenay visited Cumberland on business this week.
Richard Carter of Courtenay,
secretary of the Comox Agricultural and Industrial Association,
visited Cumberland last Thursday
Major A. W. Hilton, manager
for the Comox Logging and Railway Company at Headquarters,
paid Cumberland a visit last
Thursday.
DOMINION DAY CELEBRATION HERE
TO ECLIPSE ALL PREVIOUS RECORDS
Nanaimo Celtics Junior Team Coming Over
the Boad to Try Conclusions With our
Local Football Boys.
EXCURSION RATES FROM ALL POINTS
Large Crowd of Visitors Expected in from Nanaimo to Participate
in the Monster Celebration to be Held on the  Old
Grounds on Monday, July 1st.
The committee having incharge the Dominion Day celebrations have made all preparations for the day. A crowd of
men '"ui.M work getting the grounds ready, They expect to
make this 1st of July a banner day for Cumberland. Tne Nanaimo
Celtic Junior foot ball team will come over the road in an automobile Monday morning to play the Cumberland Juniors. This
match has been anticipated by , the Juniors with much interest.
Among the large subscribers to defray the expenses of the day are
the City Council $100; Canadian Colleries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. $50;
Pilsener Brewing Co., $35; Simon Leiser & Co., $25 in gold; Frank
Dallos, Waverly Hotel, $25.   The following is the programme;
1.—10 a.m. Football, five-a-side, 1st prize, $50; 2nd, $25.
2.—11 a.m. Baseball: Cumberland vs. Courtenay; one prize, $65.
CHILDREN'S SPORTS
3.—1 p.m. Boys' footrace, 50 ydB.; 6 years and under, 1st, $1; 2nd,
75c; 3rd, 50c.
4.—Girls'footrace, 50 yds.; 6 years and under; 1st. $1; 2nd, 75c;
3rd, 50c
5. -Boys' race, 50 yds.; 10 years and under; 1st, $2; 2nd, $1.
6.—Girls' race, 50 yds.; 10 years and under; 1st, $2; 2nd, $1.
7.—Boys' race, 100 yds.; 16 years and under; 1st, $3; 2nd. $2.
8.—Girls' race, 100 yds.; 16 years and under; 1st, $3; 2nd, $2.
-Boys' wheelbarrow race, 75 yds.; 14 years and under, 1st, $4;
2nd, $2.
10—Girls' egg and spoon race, 50 yds; 14 years and under; 1st, $3;
2nd, $2.
11.—Boys' three-legged race, 75 yds; 15 years and under, 1st, $4;
2nd, $2.
12.—Girls' team race, 50 yds; 15 years and under; 1st, $4; 2nd, $2.
13.— Girls' skipping contest, 16 jfeare and under, 1st, *3; 2nd, *2.
14.—Boys' consolation race, 50 yds; 12 years and under, 1st, *2;
2nd, *1.
15.- Girls'  consolation race, 50 yds; 12 years and under; 1st,
hammock value $5, Departmental Stores; 2nd, pin value $5,
T. D. McLean.
16.—Boys' long jump, standing; 16 years and under, 1st, fishing
rod, value *8, T. E. Bate; 2nd. valise, value *2, W. Willard.
17.—Ladies' race, (single), 75 yds; 1st, lady's manicure set, value
810, Campbell Bros.; 2nd, china value $5, A. McKinnon.
18.—Ladies' race (married), 50 yds: 1st, Snowball washing machine
value #10; C. H. Tarbell; 2nd, dressing case value 810, A. H,
Peacey.
19.—Needle and thread race, 50 yds; 1st, $5: 2nd, #3.
20—Chinese foot race, (men), 100 yds; 1st, ?5; 2nd S3.
21.—Chinese schoolboys, race, 100 yds; 1st, U; 2nd, *2. *
22.—Japanese foot race, 1-4 mile, 1st, #10; 2nd, #5.
23.—100 yards open, 1st, #7.50; 2nd, *5; 3rd, $2.
24.—Old men's race, 50 years and over, 50 yds, 1st, 6:2nd, 3.
25.—1-2 mile, confined toC.C. employees, 1st, $7.50; 2nd, 5.
26.—1-4 mile, open, 1st, 8; 2nd, 4: 3rd, 3.
27.—1 mile open, 1st, 10; 2nd, 6; 3rd, 3.
28—100 yards, confined to C.C. employees, 1st, 7.50;  2nd,   shoes,
Campbell Bros.
29.-4 p.m., Lacrosse: Courtenay vs. Cumberland; prize $60.
30.—5 p.m., Football: Nanaimo vs. Cumberland (juniors); $55.
31.—6 p.m. Tug-of-War, 1st, 30; 2nd, 15.
32.-7 p.m. Five mile Marathon race, 1st 20; 2nd, 10; 3rd, 5.
33.—Youths' bicycle race, 1st, 10; 2nd, $7, Tommy's Bicycle Shop.
34.—Consolation race, 1-4 mile, 1st, 8; 2nd, 4; 3rd 3.
Mr. Charles Heraper visited
Campbell River on Tuesday last
and reports business very good.
Mr. Hardy of the well known
real estate firm of Bates & Hardy
spent Thursday in Cumberland.
Nick German, who struck and
threatened to kill Hunter, asect-
ion boss near Courtenay _ was
fined $50 with the alternative of
four months government service.
He paid up.
In the opening game of the
season at Courtenay last Wednesday evening Cumberland Lacrosse Team defeated Courtenay
by 2 to 1. Both teams played a
rough, fast and furious game
from the blow of the whistle. A
large crowd of Cumberland boost
ers went down by auto to witness
the game.
E. Hemmingson, formerly foreman in charge of Camp Seven,
Comox Logging and Railway Co.
and latteriy foreman of Camp
Four of the same company, has
been transferred to Headquarters
to take up the position of assistant superintendent in succession
to John McCarty, recently remov
ed to another holding of the same
company at Golden, B. C.
Sunday Services.
Sevices 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. in
Grace Methodist Church as usual
Strangers cordially welcomed.
Patriotic Sunday will be observed in the Presbyterian Church
on Sunday Morning at 11 o'clock
when the Sunday School children
with their parents and friends
will meet together. The pastor
will give an address on , Citizenship.   Everybody welcome.
Dr. Roper, Bishop of Columbia
will preach in Holy Trinity
Church on Sunday evening next.
A reception will be given by the
congregation on Tuesday from 4
to6p.m. at Mr. Clinton's grounds
to which all who may wish to
meet the Bishop are cordially
invited.
LOCAL ITEMS
OF INTEREST
E. Frank of the Island Motor
Company left by automobile for
Nanaimo yesterday morning.
Wilt Clinton is home from Le-
heigh University, Pennsylvania,
spending the summer vacation.
A, B. Boyer, who recently resigned the position of principal
Cumberland public school, left
by Friday morning's train foi
Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Clinton returnde home last Thursday by automobile from their
tour of the Sound cities.
Look out for the Kicking Mule
at the Dominion Day sports on
the fair grounds.
Shots Piper, the crack baseball catcher arrived in this city
from Suquash Thursday night.
Mr. D. A. Thomas, representing Fletcher Bros, of Nanaimo,
arrived in town yesterday and
at once proceeded to remove the
Estey pipe organ from the Presbyterian Church, he having
found another purchaser.
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Banks will
leave Cumberland July 3rd on a
two weeks vacation, taking in
Victoria, Vancouver and the
Sound cities. Mr. Banks has
made arrangements with Mr. J.
Sutton of Courtenay, to answer
his professional calls.
James Abrams, city police
magistrate, returned last Sunday
from a ten days visit to Nanaimo
and Vancouver accompanied by
his daughter, Mrs. C.G.Gilanders
of Vancouver, who will spend a
few weeks with her parents.
Lewis Shearer, a fire boss of
No. Five Mine received serious
injuries last Sunday night While
starting one of the pumps the
cross bar struck him on the left
side of the head, fracturing his
skull. He was taken to the hospital in a critical condition about
midnight. While the doctors
were dressing his wounds the e-
lectric lights went out as usual.
Fortunately Constable Thompson
was at hand with a hand flash
light and was able to render assistance.
Harry Anderson, employed in
the same mine as a mule driver,
received slight injuries from the
same cause, but is reported to be
improving.
PICNIC AND
Dr. and Mrs. Gillespie Honored
by the Sunday School Before their Departure.
The Methodist Sunday School
from town and No. Seven Union
School enjoyed a most successful
jiicnicat Roy's Beach last Saturday. The children of both
schools thoroughly enjoyed them
selves throughout the day and
during the return by train in the
evening, while the halting gait
of some of their elders the next
morning attested to the zest with
which the seniors had entered in
to the spirit of the day.
A happy feature of the day
was the presentation of a gold
headed cane by the teachers and
officers of Grace Methodist Sunday School to Dr. Gillespie, the
retiring president who is so soon
removing to Vancouver, and of a
cut glass water set by her class
of young ladies to Mrs, Gillespie,
The receipients in a few appropriate words expressed their appreciation of these tokens of esteem and the pleasure they had
found in the work. They hoped
the future might afford opportunity for renewal of friendships
The singing of "He's a Jolly
Good Fellow", and three cheers
and a tiger for Dr. and Mrs. Gillespie gave an opportunity for
expression of which every one
availed themselves to the limit
of their vocal capacity.
E. C. Emde left Cumberland
Friday morning for Victoria. He
will return with a new up-to-date
Ford automobile for Dr. MacNaughton. Not very long ago
we used to have trouble'getting
out of the way of the cows.r It's
"Look out for automobiles" now.
Cumberland is on the advance.
You old timers, wake up.
One of the coming holiday e-
vents wiil take place in the evening of July 1st at the Cumberland Hall, when the Ladies of the
Maccabees will hold their annual
dance. Roy's Orchestra will pro
vide the music. The ladies will
serve refreshments free. A
pleasant evening is expected.
Doris Peterson, Alice Walker,
Maud McCullam, W. J. Bloom,
and Sam Pedeeson were charged
with vagrancy before Judge Abrams, and were fined $10 each
and ordered to leave the district.
In the provincial police court
last Saturday Constable A. T.
Stephenson charged Peter Le
Claire of Courtenay, Kam Lung
Sam Wo Lee, Tan Yuen, Chinese
of No. Seven, and Mabel Matson
of No. 1 Jap Town, with selling
liquor without a licence. They
pleaded guilty before Messrs
Willard and Shaw who fined them
$300 each and costs or 12 months
hard labor.   The lines were pam
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TEX FOSTER, who will have a boxing contest with Romeo llagen,
one of Seattle's best middle-weights, in the Cumberland Hall,
sometime during the middle of July. In the event of H:igen
not comin,; will box one of North Vancouver's midcllu-weights. THE ISliANDBR. CT'MKKIUiAND. B.n
A Gruesome Tale
IT waa ii wild winter night on ono of
lln1 outer islands of tne west const
of Scotland, Three men snt over a
peat fire in a small inn, smoking tbeir
pipes and awaiting tbe belated steamer
that wus tu tnko them south. They
were nil lluee workers of sorts, nml fust
friemls, despite difficulties owing to difference of conditions. There wus u big
[risbman employed In the Foreign Office, ii liorse artillery mun, nml a secretary to u scientific association; ami nuw
tlieir holiday wus at an end. they told
each other discontentedly that thej
must go back and begin "rotting" in
towns aga in i
Tliey bad been shooting, und had thor
OUgbly enjoyed themselves The long
tramps aftor wildfowl, the out-of-door
life, the sweet winds thnt blew in their
faces, even the rain, had been enjoyable; uud, "Thank goodness, there were
no Indies!" they suid ungulluntly to
each other us tliey changed one old
Shooting-COal fer another, and sat them
down to ttieir well-earned din nor of
Scotch broth, stilt with burley; High
land mutton, dark us hare, close and
Who iu the grain; und the inevltaple
"shape," with thick cream from the
Highland cows, uud lnseious jam made
from the gooseberries that grow so plen-
teously in the garden of the little inn.
Thero is much of tho savage underlying the surface of the polished man of
society even yet, and 1 think it is safe
to say thut it is in the best kind of man
that the strain  runs strongest.
The wind howled outside; the ill-fitting window-sashes rattled and shook;
the rain dashed iu sheets against the
window-panes.
"What a nightl The Valkyrie must
be enjoying themselves to-night," said
the secretary. "I wonder whether Wagner was ever io the Outer Hebrides
they would liavo been an inspiration to
him with their sights und their sounds
—the wailing of the wildfowl, or the
thunder of thc surf on the rock-bound
shores, or the murmur of the sea in the
eaves on calm days when the whales
come up to tho surface and sigh heavily,
and the puflius say 'unrbl' "
"All the same, I would rather hear
all thnt than nny of Wagner's beastly
•Id operas," said the soldier moodily.
"It is a night for ghosts to be abroad,
for dead faces to be pressed against
black window-panes, for runaway
knocks at doors, and so oil," said tho
Irishman with a grin, knocking out the
ashes of hia pipe agaiust a peat.
"Did you ever sec a ghost, Putt"
said thc gunner curiously.
The Irishman was silent, and slowly
refilled bis pipe. "No," be said; "but
I have heard one, and it was about the
most horrible experience I have ever
•ome through."
"Do let us havo it," said the otber
man.
"Well, it is truth I am telliug you;
but 1 dou't expect you will believe me.
However, here it is:
'' There was once au old house—I
won't Hay when, and I won't say where
—but it had gathered to itself a most
evil name. A scientific muu had had it
on lease, and they said that bc had car
ried on secret experiments too gruesome
to describo on human beings and ou
animals—of course in the interests of
science, ho would bave said; but I believe myself tbat bo was one of tbose
abnormal devils of cruelty and vice who
spring up sometimes, and who ought to
be killed otr as you would kill a cobra,
and that it was not altogether iu the
interests of science that he worked.
However, the fact remains that he lived
in that house for years, and was shunned
by every one.
"The village children shrieked with
terror wheu be appeared; the women
shut their doors close when he passed.
He was usually accompanied by a huge
dog, which lurched after him, its head
hanging down, its tail between ita legs.
"Howls wero said to be heard at mid-
■ight, and shrieks strangely human pro
Deeded from tho house; but, of course
one must take all such things with a
grain of salt, The neighborhood was remote, the people ignorant and superstitious.
"But to cut a long story short, one
morning the man wua found dead on tho
floor of his workroom or laboratory,
witb the dog lying ou his chest, its teeth
fixed in his throat. They said the dog
was a mass of wounds, some healed,
some open, and that part of its skull
had been removed and a silver plate put
in.
"Well, the house was dismantled, and
ghastly things wero found—frightful
drawings, and models, and bones. There
wns a great furnace built into the room,
and I cannot tell you whnt besides.
"It was a beautiful old house—indeed, perfect in its wny as to architecture and surroundings; and after u time
it was let, they said, for a song to some
people from u distnnre who hud seen a
picture of it in a sporting paper, and
had promptly fallen in lovo with it, and
they rushed down and took it, asking
ao questions, ecstatically delighted with
their bargain. They vary soon cleared
out, however, giving m, reason; and
they never came near the place again,
"It was then talcen by some nther
people, and the snme thing happened
with them: and, of course, as time went
on the evil fame of the bouse became
an established fact, aud it remained
empty, and promised to fall to pieces
from neglect.
"I was fishing in those parts, and
tried to find out nil about it. Vou know
fcow those things interest me. They said
it wus haunted, and that no one could
live in it. Some young men hnd gone
there to try and sec the ghost; but they
left pretty quickly, the innkeeper said;
and they looked like ashes, and were in
sucb a "hurry to get away that they
iid not wait for the change due to them
when thev paid their, bill,
"I  have  a   pretly  good   nerve,  you
Sleeplessness.—Sleep is the great restorer and to be deprived tit it is vital
loss. Whatever may be the cause of it,
indigestion, nerrnus derangement or
mental worry, try a course of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills. Hy regulating
the action of thc stomach, where the
trouble lies, they will restore normal
eondltions and healthful sleep will follow. They exert a sedative force upon
the nerves nnd where tliere is unrest
they bring rest.
know, so I determined that I would run
lus ghost to ground if I could. The
iiikreper strongly advised me not to
lo so. 'It is a bad place,' ho suid, shaking his head. I was determined, however. ' I shall take my Irish terrier
Con witn me,' 1 suid; 'he will make
shurt work of the ghost. Hut if 1 hear
or see anythiug disagreeable I shall
just clear out aud eome down here.
Leave the door ou the lutcli, like a good
itibapj and I will take tbe key,'
"It appeared that tbe scientist's laboratory was thc spot to be shuuned.
I strolled up after dinner. A fire had
been lighted. I bud a good stock of
caudles, a box of cigars, and a novel, I
smiled ami untile myself very comfort-
able in a deck-chair, locking the door,
and seeing thnt thoro was no other
menus of ingress. Con went suilling
about with his hristles up. lie evidently
did not like bis quurters u bit, poor denr
little dog.
"Well, I smoked nnd dozed, nnd the
candles guttered. It must bavo boon
towards morning when I started, broad
awake. A soft, heavy, dragging footstep was coming down the stair, and
then it stopped outside the door; and
there was a sound us of some great beust
.-milling and breathing heavily under the
door. Then whatever it was pushed itself against the door, aud I distinctly
saw the panels bulge us though some
heavy body were pressing against them.
"Uon was shivering with terror behind my cnair, aud I cannot say that I
liked it. I took a candle, and my revolver at band in my pocket. I iluug
the door wide opeu. There was absolutely nothing to be seen but the dim gray-
neas of the summer night aud tbo sickly
light from the candle—not a sight or a
sound of anything liv ing.
"I told myself that I must bave been
dreaming. I lockod and doublo-locked
tbe door. Tho panels were quite intact,
but the woodwork was old and thin. I
lit fresh candles and waited, and, I
think, dozed; but again I started, broad
awake, and tho same thing recurred—
the heavy footfall, tho pause ut tbe
door; but this time tbe snuffing wub
louder and angry, and thore was a sort
of hoarso growl behind it. It was perfectly horrible. I cnunot describe it.
Isat'transfixed, watching the bulging of
tbo panels, and I think that I must bave
fainted, for daylight was streaming into
tho room when 1 recovered.
"(.'on wns dead."
MOVING PICTURES IN MEDICINE
'"I'HE   recent   production   of   moving-
M.    picturo films, made by means of
tho ultra-microscope, and exhibiting the minute processes that go on in
AN OPEN^ LETTER
From a Baptist Clergyman Telling of
Cures Wrought by Dr. Williams'
Pink PUls
Tbe Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Brockville, Ont.:
Gentlemen,—It bas been my intention to write to you for some time, but
being busy 1 have neglected to do so
until now.
I am a Baptist miuister. Was ordained June Mth. 1887, in Cramake
Baptist Church, Northumberland Co.,
Out. I want to tell you in ua few
words as possible whnt I kuow about
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. I waa pastor
of the Dalesville, Que., Baptist Church
in 1801 aud again in 1894-5. While
pastor in 1891, the Rev. .lohn King, a
former pastor, aged 74, was stricken
with paralysis so that he could not help
himself. He had to, or did, take a
tablespoonful of rhubarb every day to
keep his bowels regular, I thought of
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, He began
taking thom and it was not loug before he could walk again and his bowels
were regular. The paralysis nover returned and liis bowels remained active.
Ho died a fow years ago practically
from old age.
I went from Dalesville, Que,, to Groton, Vermont, as pastor of the Baptist
Church in that place. There lived a
man about two and one-half miles from
Groton by the name of Neil McCrca,
u Canadian. I heurd he was ill, and
being a Canadian, I went to see him.
I found bim lying iu bed. He said he
had no pain but was too weak to sit up.
Mis lips were bloodless, in fact he was
as wliite as chalk. I recommended Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills and gave him
some. Ho began taking them and in
a short lime could sec blood in thc veins
of his hands and ia the course of a few
weeks he was out watching men building a new bam for him, and shortly
after that lie came to Groton tu church.
Now, I ought to tell you thnt the doctor
of Groton had given him up. The Hye-
gate doctor (a doetor in an adjoining
village) could not help bim and said so.
The best, doctor in the hospital of Burlington, Vt., came aiul saw Mr. McCrea,
but said be could not help him. He did
not get any help till Dr, Williams'
Pink I'ills put him ou his feet again.
Later T returned to Dalesville, Que,,
as pastor. ,i young lady who lived
about six miles west of Dalesville at a
place called Edina, sent for me to come
to see her, aa she had been a member of
my congregation in my former pastorate,
i went to seo her and found a similar
ease to that of Mr. McCrno, of Groton,
Vt. This girl was so1 weak she could
not sit up. She appeared to be bloodless.
I said to her: "It will cost you $6.00 to
get a doctor to come out from Lachuto
to see vou, whereas you can get six
boxes of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for
$2.50." She followed my advice, took
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills and when some
time later I saw her iu Lachuto, she was
as well as over, and Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills did it all.
I bave given you the facts of these
three cases which came to my personal
notiee and I think only just to otber
suHVrers that these cures should be
given the widest publicity. If you
wish me to go before a magistrate and
tuke oath to the truthfulness of the
things mentioned above, I am prepared
to do so. I am at present engaged in
evnngelistic work, and have therefore
not nt the present time a permanent address, I can, however, refer you to the
editor of the Canadian Baptist.
(Signed), T. C. Sowter.
and around the cells of the animal or
gun ism, bus been noted in theso col
umiis. What an uid tbis uew ciuenmtu
graphy is likely to bo in tbe teaching
and understanding of physiology muy
bo seen from the following account,
taken from The Hospital (London), of
a demonstration made at St. Thomas's
Hospital, iu Loudon. Tn this case films
wero shown exhibiting the process of
phagocytics, or thc destruction by the
phagocytes, or devouring whito blood-
curpiiscles, of foreign intruding bodies
such as the germs of disease. Tho reporter says that, oven apart from the
extraordinary interest of the subject,
no one could fall to be vividly impressed by thc oxeellcnec of the films und by
thc great possibilities of this method of
demonstrating pathological nnd physiological problems,    He writes:
"Tho first seriea of films wore concerned witb tbe bchnvior of trypuno-
somes (certnin disense organisms;, The
enormous magnification did not entail
any sacrifice iu eleuruess; nnd it is no
exaggeration to say thiit the films were
watched with a remarkable Intensity
eveu by those to whom the movements
of tho orgunisms were nlroudy familiar.
Tho contrast in the activities of the
trypanusomes iu a normal uud in an
immune serum was exceedingly well
brought out. The trypanosomes were
seen in the one case to pass close to
the leucocyte with impunity, while iu
the other ense, no sooner had a trypano-
some approached within the sphere of
influence of the white cell than it was
irresistibly drawn neurer until contact
took place. Tho subsequent struggling
and lashing of cilia, so distinctly shown,
could easily be followed until all motion ceased. Films showing clearly tho
details and movements of spirochaetes
formed an ample justification of thc
ultra-microscope. This method of dark
background illumination of fresh speci
mens has made possible the roproduc
tion of these wonderful studies of thoso
hitherto elusive organisms. Among
other very successful films shown were
those of agglutination reactions; of
huemolysis, m wliich the at first boldly
outlined red blood-corpuscles disappear
ed completely from view witb startling
suddenness; of the circulation of the
blood in capillaries; and the slow but
suro engulfing motion of amoeboid corpuscles. Some more ' popular' films
wore afterwnrd shown, depicting labor
atory scenes, such ns the inoculation of
a mouse with the trypanosome of sleep'
ing sickness, aud the somewhat humorous pictures of tbo life of a laboratory
ape, The projection of many of these
films before luy nudiences is probably
an event shortly to be expected; indeed, wo believe already some seven
years ago certain films of the circulation of the blood and tho typhoid bacillus were shown nt thc Alhambrn (o
London vaudeville theatre). The edu-
cation of the public mind in this way
should do much to destroy the offect
of the fabulous tales of vivisection horrors and to muke 'understanded of the
people' the realities aud the enormous
value of laboratory work."
ALARM ABOUT DIVORCES IN THE
UNITED STATES
The Percentage of Marriages Ending in
The Divorce Courts has Nearly Trebled in the  Course  of  the
Last    Twenty    Years
CALL it by anotuer name, and the
ovll seems lessened by half. Decent people raise a "terrible hue
and cry," says the Christian Work and
Evangelist (New York), every time the
anarchists or some well-known writer
advocates free love as the proper and
permanent condition of society." Yet
asks tbis journal, "in the present tremendous growth of the divorce habit, is
not thc nation rushing toward it us fast
as it would come by popular consent."
Marriages "entered into for only ■
year or so (as many marriages aro catered upon today)"; "divorce being
granted for the mere asking (as it practically is to-day)," is uo different iu
tho eyes of this observer from free love
or "the French union libre." Alarm
ud at the figures, this editor writes:
"We seo nothing but free love if the
increase iu tbe ratio of divorces to
marriage goes on during the uext thirty yeurs as it bas during the last thirty.
Divorce at present is increasing two
and a half times as fast nf our population. In 190(1 the increase had risen
to thnt point wliere it was one divorce
for every twelve marriages. We pro-
sume the percentage is much higher
now. In some states it is much higher
than tbis, where it can be had for the
mere asking, us in California. There it
is one to every six. One eau see the
incredible increase in twenty years
when be remembers that in 1880 the
percentage was only thirty-eight for
100,000 population, whereas in 1900 it
was seventy-three. Vihen you subtract
the great Roman Catholic population
one can see at once thut these figures
are really much higher. Thero is no
sign of this abating, but it rushes on
with ever increasing speed. Tt becomes
easier every year. It. is already so easy
that many men und women are no longer stopping to consider whether they arc
fit for each other or not: whether they
wish to live together always or not.
but rush into ninriage ns lightly as in
I'aris two members of the Latin Quarter go and live together for a wliile.
Everybody knows that two-thirds of
the required causes, 'cruelty,' 'deser
tion,' 'non-support,' etc., are nothing
but pretexts often agreed upou by both
parties.5'
The usual justification of divorce is
the "horrible state" of two people who
have ceased to love each other being
"compelled to live together." This
point is sympathetically considered:
"Our sympathies always go oat to
the unhappy pair. If we allowed our
sympathies to dominate onr patriotism
we would be in favor of divorce for the
mere desire for one—which Is practically what it is now. But what about
our country, what about tho preservation of the homes on which the countrj
stands, and what about our little
children? Have tbey no rights? And
what about our religion? Aro we
through nnd done with itf Is marriage
no longer a SHcred thing, simply a partnership, as a business contract, to be
formed and dissolved nt ease? These
ars the things we must think of, for
we see that if divorce increases much
longer as it is now doing, it comes to
where marriage will simply be a civil
compact to live together until one side
or both wishes to dissolve it, the home
must. gn. Kvery community knows
many homes thus shntterod. But the
nation rests on homes. Home* nre the
units   of   tho   nation,   not   individuals.
If homes go, tbo nation goes, as it did
iu Koine. Littlo children by the thousands will be orphans. Aud anyone
who knows how barren child lifo ie
without thc homo love and home life
uround it hnd rather refuse divorces
than to help to muke n habit easy that
robs children of love and home. We
have studied this divorce problem cure-
fully for many years, and wc wnnt to
say one thing more, and that is this:
two-thirds of the differences that arise
in families could bo absolutely healed
over by the practice of a littlo Christian forbearance, nud if divorce were
not easy. Mako divorce so easy as to
be had for the asking and men aud
women mako no effort to be happy together. Lot families practice a little
Christian patience, forbearance, and
forgiveness—for love has to be tempered with religion, ns do all otber things
to run smoothly—and divorces would
be reduced almost half."
UNDUE FEAR OF GERMS
PKKSONS who worry unnecessarily
over infection from laundries,
money, and postage stumps arc
said by an editorial writer in American
Medicino to be Butferurs from "Bac
tocophobia," As a matter of fnct, he
tells us, there is remarkably littlo evi
denee of disease so transmitted. Wc
read:
"Someone has been alarming us bo
euuse he found a few bacteria on gum
mod postage-stamps, though ho should
have beeu astonished if ho bad not
found them. Some yenrs ago an investigator reported thnt ho bad found many
cigar-makers, with mucous patches in
their mouths, who were moistening tin
cigar ends with saliva. He, too, spread
alarm, but us no cases nfibyphilis from
cigars were known, stgftJte$ftjjWent on
calmly regardless. We now. know that
the infecting organism of rsyimilis per
isbes vory quickly. PosfftWe stamps
seem to be just as harmless, though, of
course, no one wants to put them in his
mouth immediately nfter they have
been handled by the dirty fingers of
someone elso, even if tbo germs bo de
posited are dead us doornails. Tn the
same way, commonsense tells us not tc
put dirty money in the mouth, for it
may havo recently beeu tucked away
in a very dirty place, yet its genus,
too, are mostly dead, and we cnn lay
very littlo diseaso to its agency. Its
evils are of another sort. Our clothing
is boiled in the laundry, and even if
pus-soaked it does not spread infection.
Ironing also kills some organisms, nl
though not nearly as many as wo once
thought, as the temperature of thc
fabric is not sufficiently raised ia the
process.
"Bacteriophobia seems to be at the
root of the present dread nf things wc
must handle daily. These sufferers
should be informed that for thousands
of years wo have been constantly bom
barded with living germs and by thc
ordinary laws of adaptation wh have
evolvod defences. Moreover, we can
uot possibly avoid all these enemies,
eveu in the air we breathe. This is
not a plea for filth. Commonsense ns
well ns decency and good tnste dictate
that we should avoid us many Bources
of infection ns possible—even tbe lenst
nf them—and we must insist upon having clean clerks with clean hands, clean
stamps, clean money, clean hrend, clean
clothes, clean barber-shops, and cleau
restaurants, but the point to enlarge
upon is this: we get diseases from dis
eased people as a rule, and not from
infected things. Bacteriophobia is
blinding us to thc real dangers—the liv
ing carriers. Instead of objecting ,to
the crusade for elennliness we have
been preaching it, but wo think that
so much attention to fomitcs is misdirected. We know of many serious skin
infections transmitted from face to
face by barbers, nnd it is certain that
a dusty day in a city fills the mouths
of people with virulent organisms. In
these directions it is necessary to continue tho crusade, for then- we find
vital defects. The other dangers man-
tioned, though real nnd in need of remedy, are greatly exaggerated."
TBE GHOST SHIP OF CAPE HORN
THE "phantom ship ' seen in the vicinity of Cape Horn is, as bas
been proved by Ihe investigation
of various hydrographic bureaus, nothing more or less than a rock which under certain atmospheric conditions bears
a deceptive resemblance to a ship.
Very often vessels coming from Kurope to the west by way of (.'ape Horn
have been startled to see what appeared to be a derelict with the water washing over her deck, (f the sailors were
of an imaginative turn they wonld invest the unknown ship with ghostly
qualities and call her the "Flying
Dutchman," or sometimes the "ghost
ship" of Le Maire, from thc strait of
that name, whero she was usually seen.
One of the stories which have been
longest remembered is that of the ill-
fated Crown of Italy, whieh sighted the
supposed derelict and subsequently went
ashore, 'Ine Crown of Italy wa.s standing close to the jagged black rocks at
the entrance to the Strait of Le Maire
when she sighted what seemed to be n
waterlogged bark drifting on the rocks
of the strait. Many other ships rounding the Horn have seen a similar apparition and the various hydrographic
offices of the world have received many
reports to that effect.
About four yenrs ugo the Norwegian
bark Servia ciime into Seattle with the
tale of a phantom ship thut almost exactly corresponded to that givon by the
Crown of ltuly. Tho second officer of
tho Norwegian vessel declared that he
bad seen a derelict with sails set and
decks awash drifting in through thc
strait. It was this report that led tho
United States Government officials to
make public the declaration that the
phantom ship was nothing but a combination of rocks and shadows.
The numerous reports of derelicts or
ghost ships always appearing in tho
sauic place led even the Argentine Government to look into the matter. A
tender wus sent out from the near-by
lighthouse with the object of making
an investigation, und it was found that
tho apparition was due to a strange
freak of nature. Among the black
jagged  rocks that lined both sides of
lulcMr atop.-:
lii- throat ami
Ginv
cores cultts, lica
*_Ct ii'iii
the Strait of Le Maire there was one
in particular which, under certain atmospheric, conditions, bore a deceptive
likeness to a ship. Thc formation of
tho rooks and tho shadows they cast
combined to produce tho cllect of a
bark running under short sail.
Tho passage through the Strait of Lo
Maire is uot often mado. Steamers
shorten the route by going through the
Strait of Magollau* while sailing ves
sels usually prefer to be entirely on
the safe side by going still further to
the south and rounding tho Horn itself.
Only undor tho most favorable conditions of weather do thoy slip through
tho Straits of Lo Mairo on tho outward trip, going towurd tho north.
For this reason many old sailorB havo
never met the "ghost ship" or tho rock
ship.
Those who have soeu it give a minute
description of the rock and testify to
its striking resemblance to a ship. It
seems to be standing head on, pointing
to the south und low in the water, Tho
sails ure shortened us they would be
in what sailors call half a gale. The
wholo formation is very dark, as if the
hnll were painted bluck and thc sails
weather-beaten. It has three musts, uud
is higher on the fore thun on tlic main.
Upon coming on the Bide of the vessel
the illusion resolves itself into a conglomeration of black rocks. The perpetual fog of those regions helps, of
course, to befuddle tho vision.
Tho rock looking like a ship is by uo
means n rare natural formation. ' Almost every sailor has seen oiu> iu some
part of tiie world. In the Olipperton
Islands there is n great white rock looking like a three-masted schooner, loaning ou the wind with hor royals set and
thc sun shining on ber white sails.
About six or seven miles west of Honolulu thero is a rock known ns French
Frigate Rock, because onco upon a time
a French frigate went ashore on it. The
cliffs looked so mueh like a ship that
the frigate was deceived and thought
she was mooting another vessel. St.
Paul Island, in tho middle of tho Atlantic, is said to look very much like a
ship when approached from a certain
direction, but it Ib a plnce tbnt mariners prefer to give n wide berth.
REVIVAL OF CRICKET
GREAT efforts havo been made tho
past season to popularize cricket,
which, us everybody knows, haB
been superseded by the more exciting
and strenuous games of Iner<vsso ami
baseball.
The rules regulating cricket have
lately been revised, so as to make them
more acceptable to all, and if the result be as anticipated, we shall see
more of a sport that, although it may
not to tno superficial observer appear
so, is in reality the best game, for all
purposes, that could be indulged in.
While it gives sufficient exercise,
there is nothing violent about it, which
cannot be snid of most other games,
and for this reason can bo participated
In by the old and young with perfect
BOfoty—a feature in itself sufficient to
restore it to popular favor.
The majority have not the desire—
nor physical ability if they had—to play
either lacrosse or baseball, but all need
oxereise, in one form or another, and
nothing will supply that iu a more
agreeable and profitable way than
cricket.
It develops, too, the social side of the
play's nature better, perhaps, than anything else, us is evidenced by the harmony that mvoriubly prevuils at matches, iu striking contrnst to the free
tights and rough tactics that too frequently characterize games of baseball
and lacrosse, ami this should be another
reason, and one of the greatest, why the
game should be given preference to the
others.
Admitted that the majority eujuy
physical recreation of somo kind, that
exercise is necessnry, and thut to be
beneficial it should be moderate, and
hud under tbe most ngreeablc condi
tions, there is nothing, it appears to me,
that will supply nil these so fully and
satisfactorily as the good old game of
cricket, whieh bids fair to occupy the
position it once hnd, nud should have,
in the pastimes of the Canadian people.
THE  MAJORITY WON
A physician eamo across n pationl
while strolling through the grounds ot
a hospital for the insane, and, stopping
spoke to him. After a brief eonversa
tion on conventional topics the physi
cian said:
"Why are you here?"
"Simply a difference of opinion,'
replied the patient, "I snid nil mei
were mad. and all men said T was mar
—and tbe majority won."
THE   RULING   PASSION
Dnl'GALL MACDONALD was a do-
voted curler. He and his old
crony, Donald MncDongnll, were
ome opp'-'-cd to each other in a famous
match, and the last two stones to finish
the game were the two crtnies,
Donald MncDongnll, with cnormouh
deliberation, threw his stone. He threw
it well. He made what is cnlled a "pal
lid," and jumped for joy.
Then it was Dongal MncDonald't
turn. His ense seemed hopeless, but
such a splendid throw did he make thai
the pnt lid was knocked off, und hisowi
stone lay at the side of the ice, winning
In bis joy the old fellow jumped skj
high. He came down so hard that hi
broke right through the ice. He sank
but, bobbing up again, he shouted frorr
the cold water:
"Hi, lads, we've won, und if I dinnt
come oot o' here alive be sure ye pi)
that stone ou my grave."
THE VERSATILE SAFETY PIN
WHAT i.'i a safety piu good fnr besides pinning?" 1 hear some
heedless creature say. What, indeed! Why, very much, as these few
bints of the possible will bIiow.
When yon have beading to thread
in wuists of lingerie, pin one end with
a large safety pin nnd run it through
with this as u bodkin. It is mueh better than nn ordinary bodkin, ns it cannot get unthrended and is easily recovered if lost in the beading.
Uso the humble snfety pin also in
the fastening of belts on wash dresses.
Not in tbo obvious mau ner—heaven
forbid!—but attnch the pin to one end
of the ribbon or lawn so thut it forms
u metnl loop, so to spenk, and on the
otber end, inside, sew two ordinary
dress hooks. Leave a short end over,
o as to hide the pin.
Tn hang heavy skirts, etc., in a closet
where there is not much room, try mn
uing a strong tape across tho top and
pinning tlio skirt to it with tho very
largest aud strongest safety pins you
can get. This holds clothes mueh mon
smoothly, by the way, than tho usual
hunger, which is really made for coats.
and not for skirts at all,
A safety pin aB a key-ring muy not
appeal to some, but it does admirably
for tho household bunch, and has thv
signal advantage of opening easily tc
admit of the taking off of old keys
and tho putting on of new-—a virtm
that few key-rings possess. If youi
esthetic bump is very highly develop
ed, you might buttonhole nil but th*
clasp end of the pin iu bright-eolorH
silk or cotton.
Many buttons for coats and other
outer garments are so heavy that m
amount of sewing will keep them finnh
thoy have a metnl loop ut tho back;
and in this case pin them ou by moan*
»f smnll, but strong safety pins, fai
teniug the pin securely into the goods
Bo suro that it is smnll enough to bt
out of sight after tho button is ou.
Here nr- singly a few suggestion
for the wider use of safety plus; im
prove upon them and see wbat rut
be dom. with the baby's friend nnd tbt
hasty  rtrossor's  salvation.
HOW TO TELL AN ORIENTAL BUG
"1*0 tell an Oriental rug from a ma
i thine rug, look at the buck ami at
the fringe. The pattera of Orion
tal rugs shows distinctly through on the
back, says a writer in Country Life, foi
the same knots whose cut ends stand
up to form the pile on tho faco of th*
rug show ou thu back as tiny loop*
nround the warp threads, almoBt conceal
ing both warp and weft. Of court*
Oriental rugs can be, and havo bees
woven with double pile, on back us woll
as ou face, like tho domestic Smyrna*,
but tnese ure as rure as May flower*
in November. The back of most Orioa
tal rugs is flat and hard, and tho pat
tern, that on the face is softened by the
myriad ways in which tho pilo reflect*
the light, is stiff as that uf a domestic
Brussels rug on the back.
By way of comparison, turn over it
Wilton or a Brussels rug. Tho back is
barren. The wool is too precious to bt
wasted thero. The construction is suet
thut tho woollen pilo loops gingerly lute
tho upper part of the web only, lcu»
ing cheaper yarns to meet tho floor.
Exceptions to this rulo among domestics
uro rug carpets and Smyrnas, whose
warp is thin and tenons and does not
count in tho design. Just as thero ar<
domestic rugs without pile, so thore art
Orientals. Tho two types ure Kelims
und Cashmeres (also called Soumaka)
Kelims are tapestries in weave, liko tht
more intricate Gobcliu and Aubussoo
tapestries or tbo Btill coarser Navaj»
blankets and Mexican scrapes. Fuco and
back are exactly alike, both flat arid
without pile, except for the loow
threads (sometimes clipped smooth)
that on the back show whore tho weft
has wandered from bloek to block of
the same color.
Where colors meet parallel with th.
warp, Kelims, like other tapestries,ahow
opea flits left by the tapestry weave
and often sewed up afterward. Keltrm
are much thinner than otber rugs and
are often used as portieres. Whore thej
are to bo used on tho floor they should
bo lined. They are comparatively in
expensive. A heavier rug without pilr
is the Cashmere. Thc weave in curious.
lt. consists in the wrapping or twisting
of the wrft over pairs of warp threutk
in such a way as to bind them indie
solubly together. The loose threads that
mark the passing of tho weft from bloet-
to block of color can bo clearly setu>
on the back of the rug. Cashmoros art
exceedingly durable, but not as inter
esting in texture ns pile rugs. The
colors are apt to bo sharp, thero beinj!
no pile to dull them.
Orientnl rugs as a rulo woar thoir
own huir or fringe—iu other words, an
self fringed, with a fringe mado of tb*
extended warp. In all Oriental rugt
that have a woollen warp the fringo It
an important and exceedingly interest
ing feature, Thc fringe of tho Cask
mere is never heavy. Especially inter
estiug is the fringe of lletouchcs aud
Bokharas, It is usually accompanied
by a wide and flat web'commonly call
ed selvage. This band is often orna
men ted with bright-colored tiny figunw
in broche or tapestry weave of embroid
cry. Kuch n bund has docidod useful
ness. It guards the pile nt the lines ot
greatest tenderness; for tho web thai
closes naturally at tho sides is open at
the ends when special menus arc nol
taken to close it.
In rugs with a woollen warp tho cude
nre more beautiful and the whole Htruc
ture is more flexible and more sympa
thotic to the touch. But the greater
elasticity of woollen warps producer-
rugs that pull out. of shape more oasih
and that are seldom absolutely straight
even when first woven. This is a par
donablo, almost a desirable, fault, ii.
small rugs but it ruins large ones. Thil
is undoubtedly the renson why thc warp.-
of large rugs nro almost without oxcep
tion of the stiffer tnnterinl. Most du
mostii. rugs have either no fringes or
sewed on ends.
NEARLY DIED OF
STONE IN THE BLADDER
OIN FILLS SAVED HIM
513 .Tamos St., Hamilton, Ont.
"Five years ago, I waH taken down
with what thc dorters called Tnflaninia
tion of tho Bladder—intense painn in
back and loins, nnd diniculty in nrin
nting, nnd tho nttneks, which became
more frequent, amounted to unbearable
agony, I became so weak that 1 could
not wnlk across the floor.
"My \fcife read in the papers about
OIN PILLS and sent for a box. Prom
the very first, I felt that OIN PrLLP
were doing tne good. The pain wns
relieved at onco and thc attacks wore
less frequent.
"In six weeks, the Stone in the
riladder came nway. When I rccnll
how f suffered and how now I am
healthy and able to work, I cannot ex
press myself strongly enough when I
speak of what OIN PILLS bavo done
for me." John Herman.
01X PILLS nre sold nt ode a box—tf
I'or $i!.ol). Sent on receipt of price if
your denlers does not handle them.
Sample box free if ynu write us, men.
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V
The Dash for Canada
(Prom the Narrative of Mr. David Stuart, Late Royal ('auadian Rifles)
I WAS escorting ammunition from
Kingston to New London when 1
heard of the intention of a host of
discontented Fenians'to stoal Canada—
for that was what their crazy plot
amounted to. That terrible war botwoen
tho Northern ami Southern States was
eadod, and it let loose thousands of
Irishmen, who had served both sides
and wanted to keep their fighting hund
in. They had nothing useful to do, aud
plenty of time to do it iu; and you
knew how inevitably such malcontents
go wrong.
On the march, we used to talk a good
deal about the trouble which was brew
ing, hut I uever took it seriously. .1
knew, from experience uf the Alma,
Balaclava, and Inkormuu, what real war
was, and was well aware, from hearsay,
what the fierce American battles had
meant, I eould uot imagine that even
reckless Irishmen would be qulto so mud
us fo attempt the impossible, which wns
tp swoop on Canada und wrest the country from the British troops who, iu those
days, were leapt there iu considerable
force.
There wus serious trouble threaten
ing, for about, toil thousand volunteers
were called out iu Canada, while it was
reported that in the l'uited Stntes the
Fenians were growing to such au enormous extent that lliey had to bo numbered bv the hundred thousand.
1 heard of these and olher tilings; but
they did not interfere with my night's
rest. I marched and smoked and laughed aad chatted with the best, and laugh
ed ull the more -merrily when I wns lold
that the Fenians were going to raid tin
vast continent and take and keep it
The thing seemed too mud even to bc
thought of. and one of the hopeless
schemes that no human being could
take seriously; yet it wns actually attempted, and, like a thunderbolt, wo got
the order to go ou active service, nnd
make our wny us fast as we could to a
place on the Niagara Kiver, opposite
Buffalo, whieh we always called Pigeon
Hill, But the real name of whicli wus
Fort Brio,
I was attached to the 00th Rifles, ami
we woro hurried up to Pigeon Hill. Wc
wont by way of Niagara Falls, wliich, iu
those days, were vory different from
what they are now, I fancy, when they
have been spoilt and disfigured by the
electric power-stations; but wonderful
as thc cataract und the falls and rapids
nro, tliere were not many of ns who talk
ed mueh about them, or spent time in
Itokiig at thom, We wero ton keenly
interested in our expected fighting to
trouble about the marvels and beauties
•f nature.
It was a hard rush, aud 1 was glad
when it was over and there was a chance
of doing a real soldier's work, which is
fighting. I did not suppose that it
would be anything like tackling the Bus-
Mans, and it was not; yot the business
was exciting enough when it began, for
tko Fenians were in dead earnest—and
ho were we. They had no such thing
ai military discipline or renl training
amongst them, lf they had had even
one capable commander tbey would nov
er have gone about tlieir business as
they did, becauso no sane soldier would
hnve allowed a mere rabble ot pit them-
solves against trained British troops,
many of whom, like myself, had learnt
their trade in one of the most terrible
of recent wars.
In addition to the infantry, thero was
at Pigeon Hill the "B" battery of the
Royal Horse Artillery. Thoy had
smooth-bore, light field-pieces, which
were fine weupons of their sort; but not
to be compared with tlio deadly guns of
todny. If one modern gun, with its
power of quick firing, had been nt work,
■ot n soul amongst tho rniders would
have escaped
Being on the bnnk of the river, wo
had, of course, a great advantage over
thc enemy, who, true to their principle
•f doing n wrong thing in tbe worst pos
Bible wny, meant to assault us, not by
Und, but by water—and that water u
swiftly-flowing Btream. Their idea was
to eome down to ub in barges, land, attack us, kill ub or drive ns away, and
enter into victorious possession of Canada. Did you ever henr of anything so
foolish f And can you wonder that the
ond waB what it proved to bef (I am
dealing now with what happened to the
forco to which I belonged. There wub
another column, of Canadian Militia,
whieh came into collision with the Fenians, the result being a fairly heavy loss
of life.)
1 had Been some amazing things in the
Crimea, but never anything so astounding as the sight I saw when, that fine
June morning in 186(1, bnrgeloads full of
Feniana enme down Niagara River to
attack Fort Pigeon. The craft wero
rery much like those you see on the
Thames—grain barges, which were then
in common uso ou tho American lakes.
The river, wns ubout as wido as the
Thames at London Bridge, only with n
very much sWiftcr sweep of the tide, To
the best of my recollection the barges
were towed by tugs.
Thoy were packed with men, and with
■uch men, too! I saw them clearly from
the fort, and had u good deal to do with
them afterwiCrds. I should say thero
were a dozen or more barges, and each
held a hundred or a hundred and fifty
men. They wore old and youngs—but
poor, ignorant, deluded wretches, who
didn't hnow a bee from a bull's foot.
Somo of them were old men who ought
to hnve known better; but they had
been led astray by agitators and mischief-mongers, the sort of people who
always want what other people hnve got,
and to stick to thoir own possessions as
well. Some of tho Fenians were in a
sort of green uniform, but the majority
were dressed in ordinary clothes. They
had rifles and shot-guns and old blunder-
buBBes, but I don't remember seeing any
twords or bayonets nmongst them.
On came the barges with their would-
be warriors, exposed to any fire that wo
in Fort Pigeon, three thousand seasoned
British troops, cared to pour into them.
Tho sight was pititful to look at, especially to me who hud seen bo much of tho
horrors of battle, nnd know what a
butchery an engagement would be. I
was sure that a good many or tho
Fenians were voteran soldiers—because
tho American war had given them a
good training, but I knew nlso that
there would be a great number of foolish, inexperienced young fellows who
would bc quaking iu thoir shoos, iu the
bargos, and praying for tho fight to be
over; if, indeed, they wero not earnestly
hoping that it would uovor start. I
daresay they woro beginning to think it
was one thing to burn und devastate
farms, as they had done, and another to
fight the soldiers of the Queen. They
had committed somo wicked outrages iu
tho country, whero thoy had helped
themselves to horses and vehicles, and
had killed a farmer who objected, naturally enough, to their robbory of bis possessions.
Our guns wero trained on the bargos,
and our rifles wero loaded. Surely, I
thought, tha deluded creatures would not
continue their attempt; surely, oven at
tho last, they would turn and fly and
suvo their skins. I hoped and longed
and pitied vainly, for they came on to
the tragic and miserable end.
Theu for un hour or so, I looked ou
as hot a bit of work us any man could
wish tp see, for the field-guns boomed
uud the British snipers snapped from
the laud, while from Niagara Iti ver
camo the fusillade of the poor gas-pipes
of fhe Fenians, mingled with tlieir yells
and fhe erics of the wounded, as tliey
tried to get their clumsy craft to the
shore and land for au assault.
Ono incident stands out. very clearly
in my mind, now that l am talking
again of the raid. It wns one of the
most extraordinary features of tho
whole amazing business.
The Fenians were advancing to the
strains of bagpipes!
I heard the swirl of them,,and l saw
the piper—a man, doubtless an Irishman, iu full Highland costume, kilt and
sporran and all, keeping his own spirits
np and inspiring his companions with a
tune. I saw him quite (dearly, and
heard the pipes distinctly, I believe it
was "The Campbells are Co miu' " that
he played, Well, they came, and if ihoy
really were Cnnipbells they went, a great
deal faster than they came. That was
the lirst and last 1 saw of the piper in
the barge, for almost instantly the flight
begun. I believe the kilt flapped vory
energetically against his bare knees as
he bolted, lle must have got ashore
somehow und cut ncross country and
escaped.
I was a soldier and had to do my
duty, wiiieh was to help to destroy the
raiders; but, believe me, as far as I am
concerned, I never shared in more
thankless or unwelcome work, because it
was more like murder than work. I had
met the grey, grim Russians time uftor
time—poor patient fellows mnny of
them were, too—and had no compunction about shooting and bayoneting
them; but they were a natural sort of
enemy, being foreigners and trained soldiers, while those deluded, raiders were
men who came from the samo kingdom
worse. Tliere were the prisoners to collect and look after, and send off to
Kingston Penitentiary, four oc five hundred miles away, and I wns one of the
soldiers who were told off for escort
duty.
Tho prisoners wero put Into cattle*
trucks. They Horo crowded into them,
sitting und standing, and doing tho best
they oould to make themselves comfortable for a horrible journey, which lasted
two days and two nights. Wo had disarmed the Fenians, and mounted guard
with loaded rifles, but they wore quiet
enough ou the journey, and mado no attempt either to escape of overpower u .
I think by that timo thoy had come to
see how foolish they had been. Tliey
wero thankful for nny food or drink wo
gave them, und blessed and re-blessed
us when two or threo mon of tho escort
managed to give them a nip of whisky.
That sounds charitable, doesn't itf
I am uow talking of tho old Canadian
rye product—the true fire-water which
could bc bought for u shilling a quart
It was cheap and very nasty, but it
cheered tliem up a lot. Vou say that
tliey don't give you rye whisky in America or Canada uow for a shilling a
quart, or anything like itf Well, I daresay not; but tliere it wus in my time,
and often enough I had it at the price,
tuo. I have long ngo learned to have to
do without such luxuries as that, and to
Buffer pain and make the best of an old
age pension. Ah, well! 1 suppose there
is no help for it, und that the old soldier
is like a good many more old things-
forgotten. However, I must go ahead
with my story;
The wildest men amongst the prison
ers I hud anythiug to do with were
about half-a-dozen dare-devil Irish ex
oldiers, who hud served during the Civil
Wnr; but they got their spirits tamed
a good deal by eighteen mouths of hard
labor in the penitentiary. I was thank
fui when the miserable railway journey
was ended, and the trucks were cleared
of tlieir wretched human freight. I am
sure that, after such an experience on
the track, tliey were glad to go even to
gaol, although they soon got tired of
sawing wood, and doing similar work. I
wus one of thc military guard at tho
prison—wo had to find twenty men a
day for guard—and weary, monotonous
work it was, although the actual control
of the prisoners was in the hnnds of the
warders, who had loaded riilcs.
1 got to know Colonel Lynch very well
by sight, and, of course, I became intensely interested in him. He picked
up very quickly after his enpturo, and
I often watched him carrying old boots
under his arm, which he was taking to
mend. That was the sort of work he
wos put to do when it hnd been decided
that he should not bo hanged. He was
a very smart-looking man, with black
side whiskers, and hnd got his rank
from, I believe, the American Army. I
had a good ileal of Spare time on tny
hands, and was forced to till It iu sonic-
how. I nm afraid I took advantage of
the fact that the Colonel wns a prisoner
in gaol, while I was a free British sol
dier, or it may be that I found the sen
try-go deadly dull and tiring. Anyhow
ono day, when tho Colonel was passing
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To do them justice, some of the Fen
ians struggled desperately to carry out
tbir mad plot; but what could barges
full of men do on a swiftly-running
river and against trained, cool soldiers
on tbe land who had everything in their
favor and knew that victory was certain, although the cost might bo a few
killed and wounded f
It was a confused, unreal sort of
battle—a merciless pounding from Fort
Pigeon nnd a hopeless and wild confusion and dispersing of the barges. I
think that many a gunner, as he trained
his weapon, must have been merciful
ut heart nnd seen that tbe shot went
wide purposely, becnuse every barge
could so easily havo been sunk and
every mun killed or drowned. But, you
see, the greut object wus to drive and
scatter and disperse tho misguided creatures, and not to massacre tbem. There
were few, I think, amongst ub, just at
that time, who were not surfeited with
the horrorB of war, and who wore not
anxious to save rather than to destroy.
But murder, ns somo people might consider the work of our guns and rifles,
or not, still tbe raiders wero guilty of
high treason, and we could not, und did
not, stop until our pounding wus dono
and the Fenians wero cither flying or
drowned or killed, nr prisoners in our
hands. When thc fight was over, the
shore was dotted with dend or wounded
Fenians, and the flotilla of barges was
scattered and accounted for. I did not
see nny of the raiders drowned, nlthough
[ wns very near the river, but I was too
busy in other quarters to notice much or
to give nny help, evon if it had beon
wanted.
As soon as tho fight was over, I was
told off to guard tho prisoners, of whom
we had a great many. A strango, wild,
excited lot they lookod, too, and nono
more striking than the head of them,
Colonel Lynch. He wore u green uniform, nnd was very pale—woll he might
bo, for he had n melancholy prospect
beforo him. As n matter of fact, he and
another ruling spirit, the Rev, John McMahon, wore found guilty of high treason nnd sentenced to death; but both
wero reprieved.
Tho mnrch to Fort Pigeon and the
fighting there had been bad enough; but
the task that followed waa infinitely
with his usual bundle of old boots, I
said:   "How do you liko it, Johnf"
The Colonel never answered. He
gave me just one look and walked off
with his boots, while I got into serious
trouble with tho warder fer addressing
a prisoner, because, of course, wo were
strictly forbidden to speak to the raiders. They were generally employed in
the yard, cutting np wood with a two-
handed saw, an arrangement which was
more comfortable for ub thnn if thc prisoners had axes and hammers and other
weapons with which they might have
made a sudden attnek upon us. But
with tho warder's rifles and four or five
armed sentries around, the Fenians were
quiet enough, although once or twice
tbey pretended to rise iu revolt in tho
Iirison; but that was only to torment us
>y having tho guard turned out.
The time came when the raiders were
released and wounded recovered. You
would havo thougut that, nfter the lesson they had learnt in 'fifi, tho Fenians
would novo hesitated to try again to
swoop on Canada and steal the country;
but some people never get wisdom, ami
the Fenians were remarkably lacking in
that quality. They planned their second
mid for the Queen's Birthday in 1870—
May 24th—and somo thousands of them
managed to muke their way to tho frontier, meaning to cross and liberate Irishmen nnd Ireland, ns they put it; though
what they meant I don't quite know;
and I am suro somo of the raiders them
selves did not. They hnd tnken their
firearms to pieces and smuggled them
through in boxes nnd in other ways, to
escape suspicion. They showed extraordinary ingenuity in getting their
weapons through; but, of course, the
country is vast nnd it was easier in
those days to do things of that sort
than it is now, and infinitely easier than
it would have been in any European
country.
Tho thing was planned so openly that
there was no real secret nbout it, yot
people never scorned to believe that a
second raid would bo attempted. They
could not credit tho folly of tho agitators undertaking such n scheme nfter
tho farcical fiasco of only four years
earlier; but, for all that, tho raider*
assembled, some of them hiding in the
woods and congregating in othor lonely
places until the signal for tho swoop
should be given. This timo plenty of
money was available, and the Fenian-
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mnny French soldiers' caps had been
got together, nud most of the Fenians
wore these, which reminded me of
French soldiers I had seen ■ in the
Crimea.
It is strange that iu time of danger
so many people are fascinated by the
chance of confronting it. There"were
many who, although they knew that
shots were certain to be fired, and that
there was a possiblity of serious trouble,
gathered together for the purpose of
witnessing what they called the fun;
but there were others, and plenty of
them, who got nway as fast as they
eould, and I saw all sorts of strango vehicles hurrying off as quickly as they
eould travel, while folk who could not
raise wheels made thc best uso of their
legs. They flew in all directions; but
most of them, I think, favored American
territory, just over the frontier, feeling
safer under the Stars and Stripes, for
the time being, than under the Uniou
•lack. They were secure enough with
Cousin Jonathan, I know, for the American (iovernment had shown in *(»(> that
it would stand no nonsense from mischief-mongers. They wero ubout tired
of war and nil its horrors, 1 think.
For the second time I lootted upon
the Fenians advancing to the conquest
of Cannda, but on this occasion I felt
little pity for tbem. I knew they were
running their necks into trouble, nnd 1
thought they deserved all they wore
likely to get. Tho old school of British
soldier didn't enre to bo humbugged.
When he was called out he expected to
get something for hiB pains, and that
was the feeling of tho handful of Regulars who, with the Canadian Volunteers,
repelled the second Fenian raid.
The Fenians rushed from American to
British territory on tho morning of Mny
25th, and you might have fancied, from
tho frenzied cheers thoy gave and the
gallant fashion in which they advanced,
that they were going to wipe ub out and
Bcore a swift and easy victory. They
bad formed a sort of advance guard,
and bofore they started, one of their
generals had appealed to them to act
like true soldiers and to stnnd their
ground; Tbey had sworn to obey him,
and, by way of showing their enthusiasm, had uttered the ringing cheers
which 1 had heard as tbey rushed to the
assault.
It is easy enough to cheer, especially
under tho influence of excitement anil
drink, nnd when the enthusiasts are wild
Irishmen; but it is different, indeed,
when the cheers aro followed by rifle
cracks which mean death or maiming.
Tho Fenian's rifles rattled. Sn did
ours. There was a lull in the cheering
and a sudden halt in the advance, for a
general und a number of rank and file
had bcen wounded and two nf thu raid
ers hud bcen shot dead. Jt needs a
veteran to hold his ground nnd keep his
courage up wheu he sees n comrade thud
to the earth, nnd knows thnt he will
never again answer the roll-call—antl
there wero not many veterans left
amongst tbe raiders. There were a num
h6r of wild, hnrem-scarem young fellows with nothing to loso nnd n good
leal to gnin, who, perhaps, hnd never
looked on death in any shape or form—
certainly nnt on the field of bnttle.
The sight of death for the first time
is generally rather a shock, and, as I
havo said, the Fenians had no discipline
to steady thom.
Tho ndvanco had been checked almost
as suddenly as it had been started; then,
so Bwiftly that oven the oldest soldier
wnn amazed, it was seen that the rniders
bad had enough, and that they were retreating. It was clear that the swoop
on Canada was a failure, and thnt, for
the present, the Dominion would remain
a port of tho British Kmpirc.
The rout was complete, and I watched
the Fenians fly a good denl faster than
hoy had come. A good many of thom
lispersed, scurrying off into tho country
ind, I daresay,"getting back ns quickly
and stealthily as possible to thoir homes
and work; but some woro mado prisoners, though they were not, I think, very
severely punished.
The second raid was as miserable a
failure as the first, and one of the most
pitiful features of it was the burial at
night of a young fellow who was said to
be a first rate workman and the chief
support of his mother, who was a widow
I fancy that, like a good many more, he
joined the movement owing to a craving
for adventure and excitement, lie wAs
dealt with just as, in thc old days of
military service, a disgraced soldier was
treated. The buttons were eut from his
uniform nnd his accoutrements wore
stripped ofl"; then, when darkness wns
settling over the sombre landscape, ho
was buried, face downward, in a shallow
grave on some rising ground not far
from the main road along which he had
marched in the May morning, cheering
wildly nnd expecting victory.
We were thoroughly glad when the
whole business was at an end for good
and all. There is not much credit to bo
gained by trained soldiers from defeating a badly armed, badly-disciplined,
and badly-led rabble; but the discomforts of campaigning are identical
whether tho righting is hard, or whether
the whole affair is a mere military promenade.
All the same, the Fenians were a very
real danger. It is easy enough for professional fighting men to despise an armed mob, but tho armed mob is apt to
prove very dangerous to a peaceful
population, nnd I have no doubt it
would have gono hard with tho inhabitants of Canada had there been no military force in tho country to save them
from the kind friends who wero so anxious to "liborutn" them.
So 1 have no doubt that thc inhabi
tants were exteromly pleased that we
wero there to save them from their
"friends."
GREAT BELLS AND NO BELLS
IN China bells have boon mado of
enormous weight. Nankin was an
cicntly famous for the largeness of
its bells. At Peking there were seven
hells cast in the reign of Zonlo, each
weighing one hundred and twenty thousand pounds. Thu sound of tbe largest
Chinese bell was very poor, owing to
its being struck with a piece of wood
instead of a metal clapper. A bell given
to thc cathedral of Moscow by the Czar
(iodiiuof weighed 288,000 pounds, aud
another given by the Empress Ann,
probably the largest in the known
world, weighed 4112,000 pounds. The
great bell ut St. Paul's weighs between
11,000 and 12,000 pounds, and is ten
feet in diameter. Ou this bell is inscribed *' Richard I'hclps made ine,
171(1"; and Peter Cunningham, in his
"Hand-book for London," tells us that
it "is nover used except for striking
of tho hour, and for tolling at tho
deaths and funerals of any of the royal
family, the bishops of London, and,
should he die in his mayoralty, thc Lord
Mayor." We believe, however, that it
tolled at tho funeral of Lord Nelson,
and ot the deaths und funerals of the
Duke of Wellington and Dean Milman.
"The larger part of thc metal of which
it is made," the same authority informs
us, "formed tho celebrated 'Great Tom
of Westminster,' once in tho clock-
tower, Palace Vard, Westminster."
Although the famous "Big Ben" of
Westminster is not so large, its vibratory power is greater than that of any
other bell in the kingdom, Tho Great
Tom of Lincoln, east iu 1835, weighs
12,000 pounds; the Great Tom at Ox
ford, 17,000 pounds. The great bell
cast in 1845 for York Minster, the
heaviest in the United Kingdom, weighs
upward of  12   tons,   or   about   27,000
{■omuls.      This  last,  though   so   much
lenvier, is smaller thnn St. Paul's.
The same spirit which caused people
to build Immonso monasteries, and decorate churches,  induced  them   to   vie
with each other in the size of their
bells. The number of bells iu every
church gave rise to the singular aud
curious architecture often found iu the
campanile, or bell-tower. It. was a con-
stunt apundago of every parish-church
belonging to the Saxons, and is dis
tlnctly montlonod us such in the laws
of Atholstan.
The custom of welcoming distinguished visitors, by a joyful peal is derived
from very ancient iluys, when abbots,
emperors, kings, und bishops used to bo
thus greeted.
The different uses of bells hnve given
rise to many poems, some of which are
inscribed in the bells themselves. Perhaps the finest is Schiller's " Die
G loe Ito," in which he describes the casting nf the bell and its uses.
Tlio (dd inscriptions on hells are in
some cases of historical value. Certain
bells still remaining iu London have
historical notes—that, for instance, at
the top of the bell tower in tho Tower,
which wus tolled nt the execution of
Lady .Iuue Grey, Anne Holeyn, nnd
other state prisoners; and sounded
alarms of fires antl other calamities.
According to Ha/litt, the largo kind
of bells now used in churches was invented by Paulus, Bishop uf Nola, in
Campania—whence the Campana of tbe
lower Latinity—some time in the fourth
century. Two hundred years later they
seem to have been in general uso in all
the churches. Before this timo monks
wore summoned from their cells at the
hours of devotion by rapping on their
doors with a hammer. This hammer
was commonly designated as the "night
signal," or the "wakening mallet," In
many of tho old Knglish colleges, the so-
called "Bible clerk" still raps on the
door of overy student with a heavy key
before sounding the more modern summons by means of the chapel bell. Tn
the Jewish church the trumpet takes
tho place of tho bell. The Turks do not
permit the use of them at all. The
Greek Church, under Turkish domination, still follows the ancient custom of
using wooden boards, or iron plates full
of holes, which they knock with a mallet to call tho peoplo to worship.
It was in the beginning of the fourteenth century that wc thul bells used
in lieu of clocks, and the hours nf tho
day and night were divided and notified
by this process. A decree nf the Venetian Council of Ten, dated 1810, ordered
"that no person whatsoever shall be
suffered, without special license, to walk
abroad after the third bell of tho
night."
THIS country grocer was issuing in
struct inns to his new assistant.
"It's  only   by   looking closely
fter the trifles," said the proprietor,
"that a profit cnn bc made in these days
of sharp competition,"
"Yessir," came from the boy.
"For example," continued the grocer,
"When you pick flies out of tho sugar,
don't throw them away.   Pust the sugar
off their feet  nnd put   'cm among the
currants."
hoods
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Mm..       'Ch t'q   n S'.f   „ii THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.O
THE     ISLRNDER
Pn'blihhed   every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,  B.C.,
[slander I'liniii;;.; & Publishing Company
W. I!. Dunn & Company, Proprietors.
W. It. Dunn, Manager
SATURDAY, JUNE 29   1!»12.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER. C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.I... President
ALEXANDER LAIRD
General Manager
JOHN AIRD
Attsistant General Manager
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AllVel    ... , j ,', uv whi'r  in   Ull    [jUptiV,
Subscription priuu $1.CU per yeur, puyuble in mlvunce
Tin' odil r  doea  nol   hold   himself  responsible  for  views expressed by
oorreuponduntA.
What tbe Editor has to say.
Till;; following, wc hope, will Imve a beneficial influence in
this city and district; Buy from peddlers as much and as often
as possible; denounce your merchants because they make a
profit du their goods; glory iu the downfall of a man who has
done much to build up ynuv town; make your town out a bad
place and stab it every chance you get; refuse to unite in any
scheme for the betterment of the material interests of the
people; patronise outside newspapers to the exclusion of your
own, and then denounce yours Iin- not being as large and as
cheap as some Outside papers. lf you are a merchant, don't
advertise in the home paper, but compel the editor to go elsewhere for advertisements, aud howl like a sore head because he
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does so,      Bay a rubbi r stamp and use it; it may save you a
few dimes and make your letterhead and wrapping paper look
as though you were d g business in a one-hqrse town.
No towu, county or community will ever prosper to any
great extent where there is a division or strife of any nature.
People in towns shuuld strive to help each other, for in helping
others you invariably help yourself There is no man who
cannot assist in the growth, prosperity and development of his
town. However small his influence may be it has its effect.
(lompetitiou is the life of trade, and merit wins. No town will
prosper and grow where a lack of enterprise and push on tbe
part of the citizens is felt. The true motto of each and every
citizen of a town is aud should be, ' To assist and help your
neighbor ' Encourage business ofall kinds; do all you can and
enoournee all in the matter of improving the town and making
it attractive. When this is done, people from a distance will form
a good opinion of the place and it will be a good inducement
for them to locate with us and become permanent and substan
tial citizens.
BANKING BY MAIL
Accounts may be opened at every branch of The Canadian
Bank of Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive the
same careful attention as is given to all other departments of the
Bank's business. Money may be deposited or withdrawn in this
way as satisfactorily as by a personal visit to the Bank.        B.4
CUMBERLAND BRANOH.      W. T. WHITB, M imger.
Iee!   Iee!   Iee!
The Pilsener Brewing: Co. ape prepared
to supply the Public with ICE.
Orders to be delivered the same day
must be in NOT LATER THAN 10 A.M.
The man who can pay his bills aud doesn't is one of the
public enemies who are responsible for the slow recovery of
business. He cripples industry, restrains trade and creates a
long line of debtors who cannot pay. He isa brake upon pros-
p irity '.(ml a drag upon humanity. The habit of deferring pay
ment has become chronic with individuals, firms and corporations, and has served to harass business to an extent appreciate only to thi' hankers who carry the accounts of the retailers
and smaller manufacturers. By withholding payment of one
bill aprocession of difficulties is formed, A hoards his cash
and embarasses B, who has to put oft C, and D is pressed to
the wall. 'I'he business situation of to-day seriously demands
the classing of i he deliberate slow payer with the cheat. His
reformation would free the involuntary slow-payer from a plight
Ijiat is none of bis choosing, and would make the wheels of
business huu. with prosperity.—N.Y. Evening Mail. -
We would draw the attention of the city council to the
unhealthy state of the drainage iu this city, one instance in
particular being at the rear of Mr. Foster's residence. This
should be attended to at onee if an epidemic of some disease is
to be avoided. The health of tin- city should have first consideration al the hands of ibe mayor and aldermen and such a
state of affairs which allows open drains to lie unregarded for
weeks in all their repulsive and dangerous possibilities, ought
not to be toli-ratcd.
\mm JIOUEBTISINB HATES
Display Advertisements
75 cents per column inch per m> nth.
Special rate tor halt' |>njjo or more.
Cotsrlensed Advertisements
1 cent "i uon I, 1 \_m
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; minimum charge 25 cents.
lii   clasH of adveritsing
BUY A 'SINGER,'
The Latest and most Up-to-date Sewing
Machine on the market to-day. Sold on
Easy Terms which places it within the
reach of all.
JepSOn  BrOS.,  District Agents
Nanaimo, B. C.
IK. JI. iDunn, Local JloprosenUitioe
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BUY ft LOT IN
P Tef minal
Subdivision
Centre of Town
Prices: $200
and up.
The Island Realty Co.
I Fire, Life, Live Stock P. L. ANDERTON.
. . Accident. . Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. 0.
The 'STAR' Cafe
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RICHARDS A JiieK, Proprietor*.
MEALS SEEVED AT
ALL HOUES
When you want a good choice meal cooked to
the King's taste give us a call     ....
DUNSMUIR AVE.,        CUMBERLAND
Pilsener Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
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NEW GOODS
Sea Grass Chairs "*"■—&, c,.„
C.n Carte In il Lare Rang!-of Dosigns
UU-Wrlfc prices From $6.00 to $18.00
A full line of Furniture, Beds and House-
furnishings, always on hand.    Linoleums,
and WaTpapers.
"The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.O
PEOPLE YOU KNOW WHO USE
AND RECOMMEND
DE LAVAL
CREAM SEPARATORS
The DE LAVAL is the one cream separator which
is used and recommended by well-known dairy authorities anil creamerymen all over thn world.
Right here at Inane, too, the DM LAVAL has many
enthusiastic users, any one of whom will be only too
glad to speak a good wind for the DE LAV/1 L. Here
are a few of their names. /Isk them what kind of service
their DE L.-1V.-1L separator has given them.
Edmund Davies
George Jeffries
William Duncan
John Grieve
Thomas Wood
Frank Childs
Hugh Clark
Markham Ball
Smith Bros.
D. R. MacDonald
Mrs. C. Parkin
George Robinson
Vass Bros.
Mrs. H. McQuillan
Lucius Cliffe
John Knight
E. Bourne
H. Helm
Harold Game
R. N. Hurford
John Marsden
John Williamson
We are always glad to set up a machine and let you
try it for yourself. If desired, we will accept a small
cash payment and let you pay the balance on liberal terms
That beats buying a cheap "mail order" separao r all to
pieces. You can buy tbe DE LAVA Ia on terms, so that
the machine will pay for itself out of its own savings,
Come in and talk it over, or phone us and we will call and
see you.
SELLING AGENT, •
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Real Estate Agents
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
FOR SJLLE
CLEAEED FAEMS, BUSH  LAND
AND LOTS
Agents for E. & N. Lands,
Comox District.
H. H. M. Beadnell
Dealer in Flour and Feed,
COURTENAY, B.C.
IMPORTANT!
Investigate Before Purchasing.
—We have just received a car-load of—
Rubber-tire Buggies,
Two-seated Carriages,
Delivery Wagous, and
Democrats, (With two and three seats)
DIRECT from  the FACTORY
LEIGHTON & ADEY.
General Blacksmiths,   COURTENAY
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"LeaJInK Tobacco King;."
Better known as
"LONG WILLIE"
Dealer In I'niits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
"i Ss. Billiard ltoom in conneotion
J. BARRIE,
Successor to A. McKinnell.
Confectionery,  *
Ice Cream,
Fruits,
Cigars and
Tobaccos
McKimiell's Old Stand,
Dunsmuir Ave., CUMBERLAND
Grocers & Baker*
Dealers In all kinds of Oood
Wet Ooods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
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Port Mann, mainland terminus of
the Canadian Northern Railway, is regarded by those who know, as lhe
greatest city of opportunity in North
America to-day. Is cannot help becoming one of the very biggest cities in the
West,—property values cannol help
going away np.
Buy lots there now and ynu are in on Lhe ground (loor,
Every lot will make you n small fortune.
Until prices mv raised wo can offer vnu close in lots, 33 x
122 feet, (guaranteed high, dry and level, or you money hack)
for$250, Terms: $15 duwn, sio n mouth, no interest, uud uo.
taxes until 11)14.
Other guaranteed lots for $120—$5 a month, Booklet
and full particulars al this office, from Mr, CHARLES
HERAPER, General Agent, or from
Colonial1 Investment  Co'3/.,
"The Port Mann People,"
837 Hastings St., W VANCOUVER, B.C.
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and McLaughlin-Buick automobiles
l< airbanks'Mprse   Stationary  and   Marina    Engines,
Oliver T/j/icmriters, Moure's Lights, and Cleveland,
limntford, Massey-Harris and I'rrft'.cl bieyvltis
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Cumberland
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Milk Shakes
Sundaes
Candies of all descriptions—The
Very BEST.
FlHJITS of all kinds—Best quality Ladi
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Tobaccos of all strengths.
CIGARS—The best variety of the
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Decorator, Paperhanger
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NICK'S PLACE
For Estim
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. . NEXT TO TARBELL'S, . .
Dunsmuir Ave   :::   Cumberland
Plain Sewing. g
Fancy Dressmaking:
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85 Acres of Good Land
in t\}Q Happy Valley.
Six acres cleared and three
acres iu market gardens, containing' raspberries, Strawberries, etc.
,, A NEW FIVE-ROOMED HOUSE, CHICKEN
HOUSES, BARN, Etc. A good running stream
of Spring Water right at the dom: Also 200,000
feet of standing Fir timber.
: Price $3,750 Cash.
E. W. BICKLE, Real Estate Agent.
THE M E1LII HOTEL
the    LONDON   AND
LANCASHIRE  FIRE
INSURANCE     COMPANY   of
Liverpool, England.
JAMES WALTERS,
PROPRIETOR
TOTAL ASSETS, tf2G.78fc.93
LESLEY WILLARD,
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COURTENAY, B.C., Next to Opera House
CAMERON & McKENZIE, Props.
White CooMr
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THE POOREST OF WINES, LIQUOR & BEER jLSil/nX"^* Hoik _    | ,,,  ,m ntH to, rflftH ,fll1flM AP. ,,
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BERLAND, B. ..    \\   ""• Pimnw will giv« k«,„» n„ n,-.-1Wh.
,_______. A   P'l'i "■ I" "•«• i" .loruroloiii, fun Ij
,<1   liy Mr. j.imu» Stewart,
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LIGHTNING
{Hy ZANB OREY)
REWARD: $500 will bs paid i'or tho
.loath of Lightning, leader of tho
Sevier range of wild horses,*1
"Utah Cattle Company."
This notice, with a lotter, coming by
^tngo and messenger to tho Stewarts,
pightened what had boon a dull pros-
poet. Seldom did a whole yoar's work,
capturing aad corralling mustangs In
tho eauons and na tbe plateaus, pay
thom hall' as much as the reward oiler-
od i'or tins une stallion. The last Bqa*
won had been a failure altogether, A
strlug of plntos ami mustangs, repro*
sentiug months of hazardous toll, had
eltmbod out of their canon eorral aad
escaped to their ohl haunts. So on the
Btrength of this opportunity the brothers
packed and rodo out of Prodonia ncross
the Arizona lino into I'tah.
Two days took them boyond nnd
above tho Pink (.'lifts to the White Bago
plateau, ami there the country became
new to them, l-'nmi time to time a soli
tury ehoophorder, encountered with his
flocks On a sage slope, sel thom in the
right direction! and ou tbo seventh flay
thev reached Bain, tho most southerly
sts of the big l;tah ranches, themselves.
of the outpi
It consisted of a water hole, a eorral,
lug-cabin, and some range ridors,
Generally mustang wranglers, men
who lived by catching mustangs, were
hold in contempt by the rangers and
cowboys of that Lronbouud desert country, t'or mustangs were harder tu eateli
than deer, and when captured and bruk-
ou brought only a few dollars por head.
The Stewarts, however, though they had
never earned any monoy to speak of,
wore famous all over the two states.
Stories of their wonderful pursuits, of
thoir tleet; mustangs and trailing hounds
had become camp-lire gossip ou the
ranges, so thoir advent at, Bain aroused
interest.
Lee and Cuth Stewart were tall, loan
Mormons, as bronzed as desert Navajos.
oool, silent, gray-eyed, still-faced. Both
wore crude homespun garments much
tho worse for wear; boots that long before had given the best in them, laced
leather wristbands thin and shiny from
contact with lassoes; and old gray
slouch hats that would have disgraced
cowboys. But -this threadbare effect
did not apply to the rest of tbe outfit,
which showed a care that must have
been in proportion to its bard uso. And
the five beautiful mustangs. Boss in particular, proved that the Stewarts wore
IndiaiiB at the end of every day, for
they certainly had camped where there
were grass and water. The pack of
hounds shared interest with the mustangs, and tho leader, a great yellow,
sombre-eyed hound. Dash by name,
could havo made friends with everybody had ho felt inclined.
"We calculated, boys," held forth
tbe foreman, "thet if anybody, could
round up Lightnin' an' bis bunch it'd
be you. Every ranger between here an'
Marysvale has tried an' failed. Lightnin' is a rare cute stallion. He has
more thnn hoss souse. It's tho opinion
of a good many of us fellers thot he
wasn't born wild, an' thot he come into
this country somewhere from Nevada,
Fer two years now no one has been in
rifle shot of him, fer the word has loug
since gone out to kill him,
"It's funny to think how many rangers have tried to corral him, trap him,
or run him down. He's boen a heap of
troublo to all the ranchers, lie goes
right Into a bunch of busses, fights an'
kills tbe stallions, an' heads off what
he wants of the rest. His band is scattered all over, an' no man can count
'em, but he's got at least five hundred
bosses off the ranges. Ah, he's got to
be killed or there won't be a safe grnz-
in' spot left in Sevier County."
"Ilow're we to know this hoss's trail
when wc do cross it?" asked Lee Stewart.
"You can't miss it. His right foreleg hes a notch that bites in cleau every
step he takes. One of my rangers came
in yesterday an* reported fresh sign of
Lightnin' at Cedar Springs, sixteen
miles nortb along the red ridge there.
An' he's goin' straight for his India'
place. Whenever he's been hard chased
be hits it back up there an' lays low
fer a while. It's rough country, though
I reckon it won't be to you canon fellers. ''
"How about water?"
"Good chances fer water beyond Cedar, I reckon, though I don't know, any
springs. It's rare an' seldom any of us
ever work up as far as Cedar. A scaly
country up thet way—black sage, an'
thet's "all." .
The Stewarts reached Cedar Springs
that afternoon. It was a hot place; a
few cedars, struggling for existence,
lifted dead twisted branches to the sun;
a scant growth of grass greened the few
shady spots, and a thin stream of water
ran between glistening borders of alkali. A drove nf mustangs had visited
the spring since dawn and had obliterated all tracks mado bofore.
Whilo Cuth made camp Lee changed
bis saddle to another mustang and rode
up the ridge. His idea was to get a
look at tho country. The climb was not
particularly steep, but it waa long and
took time, ns he bad to piek bis way
and zigzag the bare, stony slopes. At
last he reached the top and caught a
breath of cool wind. Prom where he
etood the ridge wound northward, grow
ing rougher and higher. Othor ridges
rolled to moot it from the left; to the
right shelved off tho desert, gray, patched, dim. Ear northward a long, black
plateau leveled the horizon, and at euch
end a snow-capped peak shone coldly in
the sun. Loo regretted that this vantage point was not higher, but he fixed
in his mind as best he could thc lay of
the land and returned to camp.
"We're jest on the edge of wild-hoss
country," ho announced to Cuth. "Thet
stallion probably had a picked bunch
an' was drivin' them higher up. It's
gettin' hot these days an' the browse
is witherin'. I soon old deer sign on the
ridge, an' cougar, an' coyote sign trail-
in' after. They're all nmkin' for higher up. 1 reckon we'll find 'em all on
Sevier plateau."
"Did you see thc plateauT" asked
Cuth.
"Plain. Xonr a hundred miles awny
yet. .Test a long tint ridge black with,
timber. Then there's the two snow
penks, Torrill an' Hilfinrd, pokin' up
their cold noses. I reckon the plntenu
rises off those  ridges, nn'  tho Sevier
Rivor an' the mountains are on tho
other side. So we'll push ou fer tbe plateau. Wo might come up with Lightnin'
and his bunch."
AU the next day they rode up the
bard-packed trail winding along the
base of the ridge, lt was a long, gradual ascent, wilh tho ridge over growing
rockier and more rugged and the desert
slipping below. Cedar treos nourished
toward tho closo of thc day's march and
theu merged thoir yellow-green with thc
fresh greeii of tho pinons. Sunset
was time for camp and found them halting nt a little water hole among a patch
of cedars and boulders.
Cuth slipped tho packs nnd Loe measured tmt tno outs. On a hard trail the
brothers always packed grain for their
mounts. The fact that the mustangs
when eating grain wero also outing the
prolits ol' the trip never entered into
the Stewarts' calculations, The horses
tlrst, then the hounds, and then lhom-
selves—tbat was tho way of tlio "mustang wranglers." Having ministered
to tho wants of their dumb friends, Leo
and Cuth set about getting supper for
knowed  Bei
Hist!    Look
Cuth had tho llour and wnter mixed
to a nicety aud Lee had the Dutch ovou
uu somo rod-hot coals when, moved by
a common instinct, they stopped work
and looked up.
Thc live mustangs wore not munching
their oats; their heads wero up. Bess,
tho keenest of the quintet, moved restlessly and then took a few steps toward
the opening iu tho cedars.
"Bess!" called Leo, stonily. The
Ware stopped.
"She's got a scout," whispered Cuth.
reaching for his rifle. "Mebbe it's u
cougar."
"Mebbe.   but  I   novo
to go lookin' up ouo .   .
at Dash."
The yellow hound had risen from
among his pack and stood warily shift
ing liis noso. He sniffed tho wind, turn
ed round and round, and slowly stiffened
with his head pointing up the ridge.
The othor hounds caught something, at
least the manner of their leader, ami became restless.
"Down, Dash, down," said Lee, and
then with a saiilo to Cuth, "Did you
hear it?"
"Hear what?"
"Listen I"
Tho warm breeze came down in puffs
from the ridge; it rustled thc cedars
and blew fragrant whiffs of smoke into
the hunters' faces, and presently it bore
a call, a low, prolonged call. Cuth rose
noiselessly to his feet and stood still.
So horses, hounds, and men waited listening. Tbe sound broke the silence
agaiu, much clearer, a keen, sharp
whistle. Thc third time it rang down
from the summit of the ridge, splitting
the air, strong, trenchant, the shrill,
fiery call of a challenging stallion. Bess
reared an instant straight up nnd came
down quivering.
"Look!" whispered Lee, tensely.
On tbe summit of the bare ridge stood
a noble horse clearly silhouetted ngainst
thc purple and gold of sunset sky. He
was an irou-grav, and he stood wild nml
proud, with long silver-white mane waving in the wind.
"Lightnin'!" exclaimed Cuth.
He stood there one moment, long enough to make a picture for tho wild-
horse hunters that would never be forgotten; then he moved back along the
ridge and disappeared. Other horses,
blacks and bays, showed above the sage
for a moment, and they, too, passed out
of sight.
"I. couldn't never shoot thet stallion," whispered Lee.
"^o more could I," replied Cuth.
"Now, what do you make of thet whis-
lin'?"
"Jest grazin' along easy like. Thc
wind suro fuvors us. He came to thc
hilltop an' jest snorted down, like a
stallion will, to let anything as might
be there know he could lick it. Thet
whistle of his wus jest plain fight. But,
Lord! Wasn't he a beauty? I never
seen such a hoss, never, an' never any
as oould come near him.'
"He sure was pretty. An', Lee, to
my wuy of thinkin' he jest might hev
winded our mustangs, Bess, anyhow.
You know how we've hed proof of
scents between bosses as passed all our
undcrstundin', Bess might need watch-
in'."
Leo shook his head gravely. "Mebbe.
It was kinder strange. But if we can't
trust Bess, we eau't never trust a hoss
again. I reckon we'd better lay low tonight. Keep the hounds an' bosses in
an' get an early start fur the next
wuter hole. Thet bunch'11 drink tomor-
rer or next day if they ain't scared."
liefore daylight tbe brothers wero up
and nt duwn filed out of thc cedar
grove. The trained horsos scarcely rattled a stone, aud thc bounds trotted
ahead unmindful of foxes uud rabbits
brushed out of the sage.
The morning passed and the afternoon waned. Green willows began to
skirt tbo banks of a sandy wash and
thc mustangs sniffed as if tbey smelled
water. Presently the Stowarts entered
a rocky corner refreshingly bright and
greon witb grass, trees, and llowers and
pleasant with the murmur of bees and
fall of water. A heavily flowing spring
gushed from under a cliff, dashed down
over stones to form a pool, and run out
to seep away and lose itself in the
sandy wash. Flocks of blackbirds chattered around the pool und rabbits darted everywhere.
"It'd take a hull lot of chasin' to
drive a mustang from'comin' regular to
thet spring," commented Cuth.
"Shure, it's a likely place, an' we
can make a corral here in short order."
They hobbled their mustangs and then
set to work on the corral. The plan
wus to drop cedar trees around the pool
and leave an opening at the most favorable point, which was a wide-beaten
trail. By nightfall they badthe pool
inclosed, except on thc upper side where
tho water tumbled over a jumble of
rocks, a placo no horse could climb out,
nnd on the lower side where thoy left
tho opening for tho gate. Tho gate wns
tbe important part and now presented a
problem.
"Wo can't do no more tonight," said
Leo, "an' we'll hev' to tako chances on
the stallion comin' down to drink. Mebbe it'll be a couple of days before ho
comes, an' thct'll give us time to fix up
a gate an' strengthen tho weak places
in tho fence."
All that night Leo nnd Cuth lay under the shadow of the corral, waiting
and watching. The noxt morning thoy
.•limbed tho- ridgo and brought down
throe long phio polos. Theso they fashioned intu a gate, aud as it was found
impossible to swing such a ponderous
affair tbey concluded to let it Iio flat
before the opening, to bo raised quickly
after the wild mustangs bad gone in to
drink. Iu the afternoon tbo hunters
slept with only Dash ou guard; at nightfall thoy wore ready and waiting for
their quarry.
What littlo breeze there was favored
their position, and the night promised
to lie clear and starlit. Jn the early
hours a prowling coyoto howled lone
somely and deer eamo down to drink.
Later, soft footed animals slipped with
padlike tread over the stones to the
spring. At midnight tho breeze failed
and a dead stillness set in." It was not
broken until the aftorpart of the night,
and then, suddenly, by the shrill, piercing neigli of a mustang. Tho Stowarts
raised themselves sharply and looked at
ench other in the starlight.
"Hid you hoar thot?" asked Lee.
"I jest did.   Sounded like Bess."
"It was Bess, darn her black hide.
Sho nover did thot boforo."
"Mebbe she's winded Lightnin'."
"Mebbe. But she ain't hobbled, an'
if she'd whistle liko thet fer him she's
liable to make off after bim. Now,
what to do?"
"It's too late. I warned yon bofore.
Wo can 't spoil what may be a chance to
get tbe stallion. Let Bess alone.
Many's the time she's had a chance to
make off an' didn't do it.   Lot's wait."
"Reckon it's all we eau do now. If
she called thet, stallion, it proves one
thing—we can't nevor break a wild
mare perfectly. Tho wild spirit may
sleep in hor blood, inobbe for years, but
some timo it'll answer to "
"Shot up—listen!" interrupted Cuth.
In the st ruined moments following
tliere was no sound, and no nuiveiuenl
till Dash put his nose high and turned
slowly in a circle llis significant action 'meant to the huirters that he had
passed the uneasy stage prior to the cer
tainty of a scent, and was now bullied
onlv bv the direction.
"There!" whispered Loe.
From far up ou the ridge came down
tho faint  rattling of stones.
■•Mustangs — an' they're comin'
down," replied Cuth.
Long experience had brought tho
brothers patience, but moments such as
these, waiting iu tho shadow, had nevor
come to be tranquil.    Presently sharp
stalliou, and the long trail begun. At
noon the hunters saw him heading his
blacks across a rising plain, tbe first
step of tho mighty plateau stretching to
the northward. As they climbed grass
and water became moro frequent along
the trail. Por tho most part Leo kept
on the tracks of the mustang loader
without, tho aid of the hound; Dnsh was
used in the grass and on the scaly ridges
where the trail was bard to find.
Tho succeeding morning Cuth spied
Lightning watching them from a high
piftut. Another day found thom on toj:
of the plateau, among thu huge brown
pine treos and patches of suuw and
dumps of aspen. It took two days to
cross tho plutoum-sixty miles. Lightning did uot go down, but doubled on
his trail. Rimming a plateau was familiar work for the hunters, and twice they
came withiu sight of the loader and his
i band. Once a bunch of mustangs troop*
od out of a hollow and wout over the
wall, down on the back trail. Tbe stallion was not among them, and Dash did
not. split but kept straight on into the
timber.
"He's broke up bis band—eut out
seine," commented   Lee.
"Wait Mil be takes to weathered
stone, thon we'll see," roplied Cuth.
Lightning crossed the plateau agaiu
and struck down iuto the valley. The
tiail was a long sleep slope of weathered stone, and the pursuers zigzagged H
with the ease of long practice iu tbe
canon country. Many times the great
stallion could be /ffeen looking bnek,
Evidently this steady pursuit puzzled
him. After these surveys ho always
plunged away in a cloud of dust. Ho
crossed the Sevier valley to tho river
and turned back. The rivor was raging
from thaws in the'mountains. Then he
struck up the valley.
Another day put his pursuers high up
among the slides of snow aud silver
spruces, and unolhor across a dlvidi
into a rugged country of bad lands
where barrens began to show and high
mesas lifted tlat heads covered with
patches of sage and gray-green cedars.
So it went ou day by day, but Light ning
turned back no more. He had marked
a straight course, though every mile ol'
it grew wilder. Sometimes for hours
the hunters had him in sight, and always beside him was the little black
they knew to be Boss.
Tliere camo a day whon Lightning cut
out all of his band except Bess, and
tbey went on alone. They made a spurt
and lost the trailers from sight for two
days. Then Bess dropped a shoo aud
the pursuers came up, As sho grow
lamer and lamer, the stallion showed his
mettle.    Ile did not quit her, but scorn-
Memorial Service at the Amphitheatre, Winnipeg, Friday, May 20th.
clicks preceded tho rattles, and wben
these sounds grew together and became
louder the hearts of the hunters began
to quicken. The sounds merged iuto a
regular rhythmic trump, lt came down
the ridgo, softened in the sandy wash
below the spring, opened up again with
a steady click and thump, and camo
straight for the corral.
"I sec 'em!" whispered Cutb.
Lee answered by a pressure of his
hand. It was an anxious moment, for
the mustangs had to pass hunters and
hounds before entering the gate. A
black bobbing line wound out of the
cedars. Then the starlight showed tho
line to bc the mustangs marching in
single tile. They passed with drooping
heads, hurrying a little toward tbo last,
and unsuspiciously entered thc corral
gate.
"Twenty odd," whispered Lee, "but
all blacks an' bays. The lender wasn't
in thet bunch.   Mebbe it wasn't hls-
Ainong the cedars rose thc peculiar
hutting thump of hobbled horses trying
to cover ground, and following thnt
snorts and crushings of brush and the
pound of plunging hoofs. Thon out of
the cedars moved two shadows, the flrst
a groat gray horse with snowy mnne,
thc second a small, graceful, shiny black
mustang. Lightning and Boss! The
stalliou, in the fulfillment of a conquest
such as had made bim famous nu tho
wild ranges, was magnificent in action
aud mien, Wheeling about bor, whinnying, cavorting, he arched his splendid
neck and pushed his head against her.
His importunity wus that of a master.
Suddenly Bess snorted and whirled
down the trail. Lightning whistled one
short blast of anger or terror und thundered after the black. Bess was true
to her desert blood at the last. They
vanished in the gray shadow of the cedars, as a stream of frightened mustangs poured out of the corral iu a cluttering roor.
Gradually the dust settled. Cuth
looked at Lee aud Lee looked at Cuth.
For a while neither spoke. Cuth generously foreboro saying, "l told you so."
The' failure of their plan was only an
incident of horse wrangling nnd in no
wise discomfitted them. But Lee wns
angry at his favorite.
"You was right, Cuth,". he said.
"Thet mare played us at tbe finish.
Ketched when she was n yearling, broke
the best of any mustang we ever had,
trained with us fer five years, an' help-
I down many a stallion—an' she runs
IV wib'l with thet big white-maned
brute!"
Well, tbey make a team an' they'll
stick," replied Cuth. "An' so'll we
stick, if we have to chase them to tho
Creat Salt Basin."
Next morning when the sun tipped
tint ridgo rosy red Lee put the big yellow hound on the notched track of tbe
cd to grow more cunning as pursuit closed in on them, choosing tho open places
where he could sec far and browsing
along, covering rods where formerly he
had covered miles.
One duy the trail disappeared on
stony ground, und there Dash came in
for bis share. Behind tbem the Stewarts climbed a very high round-topped
mesa, buttressed ami rimmed by cracked cliffs. It was almost insurmountable.
They reached the summit by a narrow
watercourse, to find a wild and lonesome level inclosed by crags and gray
walls. There wore cedars and fine thin
grnss growing on thc plateau.
"Corralled! " said Lee, laconically, an
his keen eye swept the surroundings.,
"He's never boen here before, un'
there's no way off this mesa except by
the back trail, whieh we'll close."
After fencing the split in the wall the
brothers separated and rode around the
rim of tho mesa. Lightning had reached
the end of his trail; ho was caught in a
trap. Leo saw him flying liko a gleam
through tbe cedars, und suddenly came
upon Bess limping painfully along. Ho
galloped up, roped her, and led her, a
tired and crippled mustang, back to tbe
placo selected for camp.
"Played out, eh?" said Cuth, as he
smoothed tho dusty nock. "Wai, Bess,
you can rest up an' help us ketch tbe
stalliou. There's good grazin' here, an'
we can go down for water."
For tlieir operations the hunters chose
tbe highest part of the mesa, a level
cedar forest. Opposite a rampart of tbe
cliff wall they cut u curved lino of
cedars, dropping them closo togothor to
form a dense, impassable fence. This
in (dosed a good space freo from trees.
From tho narrowest point, some twenty
yards wide, they cut another lino of cedars running diagonally back a mile into tho centre of tho mesa. What with
tbis labor and going down every day to
tnke the mustangs to wnter nearly a
week elapsed. But timo was of no moment to the Stewarts. Every day Bess
was getting better, and Lightning more
restive. They hoard him crashing
through tho cedars, and saw him standing iu open spots, with his silver mane
flying and bis head turned over his
shoulder watching, always watching.
"It'd bc somethin' to find out how
long thet stallion eould go without
waterin'," commented Lee. "But wo'11
make his tongue bang out tomorrer!
An' jest for spite wo'll break bim with
Blnck Bess."
Daylight came cool and misty; tbe
veils unrolled in tbe vnlloys, the purple
curtains of the mountains lifted to the
snow peaks and became clouds; and
then tbo red sun burned out of thc east.
"If ho runs this way," snid Lee, as
ho mounted Black Bess, "drive him
back,
The mesa sloped slightly eastward
and tho clear cedar forest soon gave
pluce to sago and juniper. At the extreme eastern point of the mesa Lee
jumped Lightning out of a clump of
bushes. A race ensued for half the
length of the sago flat, then the stallion
made into tho cedars and disappeared.
Leo slowed down, trotting up tho euBy
slope, aud cut across somewhat to thc
right. Not long afterwards he board
Cuth yelling and saw Lightning tearing
through tho scrub. Leo went ou to the
point where ho had loft Cuth and waited.
Soon tbo pound of hoofs thudded
through tho forest, coming nearer and
nearer. Lightning appeared straight
ahead, running easily. At sight of Loe
aud the black mare ho snorted viciously
aud, veering to the loft, took to the
open. Loe watched him with sheer admiration. He had a beautiful stride
and ran seemingly without offort, Theu
Cuth galloped up and reined in a spent
and  foaming mustang.
"Thet stalliou ean run some," was
his tribute.
"He shure can. Change bosses nnw
an' be ready to full in line when I
I'liuse him back."
With that Lee coursed away and soon
crossed the Irail of Lightning and followed it at a sharp trot, threading ia
aud out of the aisles and gludos of the
forest. He passed through to the rim
mill circled half tho mesa before he saw
the stalliou agaiu. Lightning stood ou
a ridge looking backward. Wheu the
hunter yelled, the stallion lenped as if
lie had bi  shot and plunged down the
ridge. Lee headed to cut him off from
the cedars, but ho forged to the front
gained the cedar level, and twinkled in
and out of tho clump of trees. Again
Lee slowed down to save his mustung,
Bess was warming up aud Leo wanted
to seo what she could do nt close range.
Keeping within sight of Lightning the
hunter chased him leisurely round aud
round the torest, up and down the sage
slopes, along the walls, at last to get
him headed for the only open stretch on
lbo mesa. Lee rodo across a hollow and
camo out ou the level only a fow roils
behind bim.
"Hi! HH Hi!" yelled tho hunter,
spurring Bess forward liko a black
streak. Uttering a piercing snort of
terror the gray stalliou lunged out, for
tho lirst. time panic-stricken, and lengthened his stride iu a way that was wonderful to see. Then at tllfl right moment
Cuth darted from his hiding place,
whooping at the top of bis voice ami
whirling his lasso. Lightning won that
race down the open stretch, but it cost
him his best.
At tho turn ho showed liis fear and
plunged wildly lirst to tho loft and then
to tho right. Cuth pushed him relentlessly, while Lee went back, tied up
Bess, and saddled Billy, a wiry mustang
of great endurance. Then the two hunters remorselessly hemmed Lightning between them, turned him where they
wished, at Inst to run him around the
comer of the fence of cut cedars down
the lino through the narrow gate into
the corral prepared for bim.
"Hold there!" cried Lee at the gate
"I'll go in an' drive him round an
round till he's done; thon when I yell
you Hfnnd to oue side an' rope him us he
goes out."
Lightning ran around thc triangular
space, plunged up the steep walls, and
crashed over the dead cedars. Then as
sense and courage gave way moro and
more to terror ho broke into desperate
headlong flight. He ran blindly, and
ovory time ho passed the guurded gateway, his eyes were wilder and his stride
more labored.
"Hi! Hi! Hi!" yelled Lee.
Cuth pplled out of the opening and
hid behind the line of cedars, bis lasso
swinging loosely. Lightning saw the
vacated opening and sprang forward
with a hint of his old speed. As ho
passed through, a yellow loop flashed in
the sun, circling, narrowing, and he
seemed to run right into it. The loop
whipped closo around the glossy neck
and the rope stretched taut. Cuth's
mustang staggered under the violent
shock, wont to his knees, but struggled
up and held firmly. Lightning reared
aloft.
Then Lee, darting up in n cloud of
dust, shot his lusso. The noose nipped
the right foreleg of tho stallion. He
plunged and for an instant there was
a wild straining struggle, then he fell
heaving and groaning. In a twinkling
Lee sprang off and, slipping the rope
that threatened to strangle Lightning
replaced it by n stout halter and made
this fast to a cedar.
Whereupon tho Stewarts stood back
and gazed at their prize. Lightning
was badly spent, but not to a dangerous
point; ho was wet with foam but no
fleck of blood appeared; his superb coat
showed scratches, but none cut thc flesh.
He wns up after a while, panting heavily and trembling in all his muscles. He
was a beaten horse, but he showed no
viciousness, only the wild fear of a
trapped animal. He eyed Bess, theu the
hunters, and Inst the halter,
"Leo, will you look at him! Will you
jest look at thet mane!" ejaculated
Cuth.
"Wall!" replied Lee, "I reckon thet
reward, uu' then some, can't buy him.
ho's tired.
THE WOELD'S MOST WONDEBFUL
CLOCK
fpHIS clock, according to Joseph B.
A Baker, who writes in Popular
Electricity (Chicago), is not in
Strusburg, or in any Old-World city,
but in "little old New York," on or
near the top of the so-called Metropolitan Tower in Madison Square. New
Yorkers, Mr. Bukcr assures us, take
pride in showing visitors the tall white
tower and its clock—especially at nightfall, when to the music of tho chimos
is added the flashing of the time from
the lantern nt the top, 700 feet above
the street.   He goes on:
"By day and night, from as far as
they can bc seon ut all, the four giant
dials can be read, and far above the
city's din every fifteen minutes the
bells announce the flight of time to all
within earshot. And the red and white
flashing beacon sends the same message
far afield, readable on a clear night by
nil within a radius of fifteen miles.
The whole constitutes quite the most
remarkable clock system that has ever
been built,
"The tower clock dials, iluminated at
night by many incandescent lamps, are
26 feet 6 inches iu diameter, witb numerals 4 feet high and minute marks
IOVj inches in diameter. The hands,
Don't let him in the corral tillIdriven by an electric motor, are 17 feet
| and 13 feot 3 inches long, respectively,
and weigh, together, 1,700 pounds. Tho
four bronze bells, constituting the heir
strike, and the chimes have an aggre
gate weight of 13,500 pounds and the
dashing lantern is oquipped with red
aud white incandescent lamps mounted
in an octagonal lantern of an aggregate
candle-power of over L'2,000. Tho clock
system includes, besides the four tower
diuls, hundreds of other secondary
clocks distributed throughout the ofikees
and other rooms of tho building. All
of this mighty horological equipment in
eloctricnlly actuated and controlled
from a single 'master-clock,' which in
itself electrically solf-winding, requir
ing no touch of human hands from ono
year's end to tbo other."
This master-clock is situated iu tho
directors' room of the compnnv, on the
second floor of the building.' On the
twenty-sixth floor of the tower is what
is called the "clock-room," behind tho
west dial. Here arc delicate relay*,
operated 'from the master-cluck uad
themselves actuating heavy magnetic
switches near by.    Wo read'furtber:
"Tho front of tho room opens out ii
to a ferroconcrete casing, some 30 foot
square aud projecting out about B0
niches from the wall of tho tower. Thin
is tho tower dial, witb its numerals aid
minute marks cut through the front,
wall aud glazed with heavy plate win-
glass through which a bird's eve view
may lie obtained of tbe city and Hud
son Kiver and the distant dcrsev hills
- . . Sliding shutters at the dial cen
tre give access lo the backs of the mon
stcr hands—of slecl-frame construction
with copper casings—and through a
slide in each hand nenr the point tf
attachment to its arbor the lamps wliich
liglit the hands up at night mav he
reached. Tlio hands are faced 'witli
polished wire-glass, and each is fitted
with a pair of ingenious rolling car
riages ou which are mounted 'linolite'
lamps, giving the ell'ect of a nearly con
Wnuous double line of light. The" lams
carriages run ou rails on a track iu the
structure of the hands, and aro hinged
together iu soctions. so lhat thev may
be withdrawn through the slide for the
purpose of renewing the lamps. At the
centra of the minute hand is a glass
faced boss containing a centre cluster
of ordinary bulb lamps. The illpminu
tion of the dial itself is bv an indirect
method designed to give the most bril
liant and at, the same time tbe most:
distinct tower clock lighting in tho
world. The entire interior of tho dial
easing is painted a permanent dead
white, having high reflecting power fwi
diffused light. Two concentric circulir
rows of 20 candle-power tungsten lamps.
-00 in all, aro mounted iu front of eur»
oil reflectors of corrugated, silvered
glass, wliich throw all of tho direct rars
against the rear wall of the casing. By
this means the glass fronts of all of the
numerals and minute-marks are strong
ly and evenly lit up, yet without any
glare or blurring of tho dial as buci
from tbe outside of the tower at night.
By dny also, when the space back of
the dial is unligbted, tho numerals «■(.
through thc dial contrast well with its
white surface.
"Thc massive hands of each tower
dial are carried on a set of 'dial works'
consisting of a steel shaft and sleeve
running on ball-bearings and driven by
au electric motor. The 'dial movement,'
containing tho motor aud its gearing
is also equipped with an automatic cut
out device which turns tho illumination
off at 80 minutes beforo Bunriso and ea
at 'JO minutes after sunset, witb tho pn
gressive advance of ttie. season. Thoro
aro no cumbrous weights uud judlevs to
operate the hands of tho clock—the
little electric motor, obedient to thu
control of the master-clock, and its ro
lays and switches,-starts up once everf
minute und runs for 50 seconds, driving:
the minute-hand through one minute
space on tho big dial during each mi-
Two motors are employed in eacb tower
movement, either one alone beiug weH
able to drive the hands, and a ccntri
fugal tell-tale device, mounted on the
shaft, being used to signal to tho chief
electrician's office in caso of 'trouble*
on oither motor."
Tho electric "torch" on top of tho
tower is also turned on uud off by tho
automatic device that controls the dial
illumination. From the magnetic
switches in tbe clock-room heavy cubic*
carry the current which flashes the time
all through the night—red flashes for
the four quarters and one white flash
for each stroko of the hour. Tho white
light, given by 88 large incandescent-
lamps, burns continuously except just
before the time to announce euch q'uar
ter hour.   The writer adds:
"When one has gono all over the
building and seen tho vnrious parts of
the clock system in operation, one is
better prepared to examine the mastor
clock, with its faithful pendulum, the
prime mover of all these wonderful hor
ologicnl details. In charge of so malfunctions as the master-clock is, there
ib 'something doing' all the time in"the
array of beautifully finished gleaming
mechanism. Let us watch tho chimes
transmitter, which consists of a littlo
brass cylinder with four pairs of Accurately adjusted platinum contacts
bearing upon it aud arranged to be clos
ed in a certain order by tho rotationof
the cylinder. Onco overy lfi minutes,
and a suflicient time beforo the even
quarter hour, a rod moved by tbe main
transmitter releases the cylinder, allow
ing it to rotate and close the contacts
for the proper quarter-hour chimes. The
timing of these contacts is such as to
cnuso the first stroke of the hour belt
to occur accurately on the hour, allow
ing plenty of time beforehand for the
chimes to strike their four 'measures'
and get through. The hour-strike trans
mitter is mechanically operated from
the chimes transmitter.
"Suppose tho time is a little before-
two. Ab wo watch, the drum of the
chimes transmitter begins to turn, and
one after another, all of the four contact fingers are kicked up into the air
The sound of the answering tower bell-
comes down to us but tardily, on ac
count of the great distance, but it is u
kind of music simply to watch the
changing measures marked by the dancing bits of metal. Before we realize it,
the motion censes, and we turn our
glance to the hour-strike mechanism.
Its contact fingers close nnd opon twico,
in leisurely succession, followed by tho
booming notes from the 7,000-pound B-
flat 'announcing bell' from its place on
the forty-fifth story."
WHEN you nro grown up," queried
tho visitor, "will you be a doctor, llko your father?"
"Oh, dear mo, nn!"  Why, I couldn't
even  kill a rabbit," replied the boy
with great frankness. TITE IWiANOBR. CUMBERLAND. B.O.
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WHO ia tho greatest living expert
ou publicity 1 Who has bad his,
or her, mime in print oftouor
thnn nny other human being I Who is
supremo muster, ur mistress, of all thu
IrickB, subterfuges, stratagems, and
dramatic postures which can and do
bewilder, atrophy, und subjugate the
editorial mind? Who udds to tbese
tricks a commanding genius and nn it
lustrious personality?   .
Theodore Uoosevelt? Tbe Kaiser?—
More meul '
This is woman's dny. Wo must
turn to tho weaker, moro ingenious,
wore alluring, more audacious, moro
bewildering, subtler, ami more mystcri
ous sex. And we must go to tbo homo
of artifice, the stage, ami to tho tempi
of art, the drama, for our premiere
press-agent.
The  answer  is Surah  Bernhardt,
You have heard hcr latest? On the
eve tvf her American tour she assembles
the French journalists — those dear
friends, the "boys," who are always
with hor, right or wrong, artful or art
lees,  trousered  and  pctticoatcd.
She is sixty-seven years old, a great-
grandmother; she is five years past tbe
legal ago of retirement iu any service
but that of art, from which there is
no retirement, even in death; a loug
lifo of superlative industry, of superhuman achievement, of interminable
triumphs, have won for bor a ripe immunity from tho fortunes of the the
atrical "rond" which muy lead hor
into tents and town halls.
Does she retire? Nevor. Does sho
passively and mournfully announce that
sbo is broke, and-is going forth for a
last replenishment of tho locker, that
her darling sou, Maurice, may not wnnt
in his career of Parisian high lifo? Not
at all.
Such an announcement might be relegated to tho bottom of the middle column of an inside page.
What she does say is this;
'' I havo a premonition that I will
die on the stage during this, my last
tour of America."
The "dear boys" laughed. They all
knew thnt it is hor dearest wish to die
on the stago, iu harness, strenuously engaged to the very last in her arduous
profession.
"You may laugh," Bhe admonished
thom, "but I assure you I am positive
that I will die on the stngo iu America
during my coming tour. I know. My
inner voice tells mo so, and my inner
voice is never wrong. The lifo, the
movement of America will exhaust that
vitality that is loft in me. I am astonished at the extraordinary attack of
youthfulnosB and energy which has seized mo during the past few weeks. It
tiiiBt be the Inst flicker of the lump."
Now the "dear boys" become sympathetic. They see tbnt sho is in earnest. They sharpen their pencils. The
Divine Sarah had mnde anothor "tour
do forco" in publicity.
Theu she solemnly tells them how she
has arranged tho last details for embalming her body, and for its transportation to France. Tho preparations
are complete. It is no press agent,'a
dream,
She is ia serious earnest about it.
They believe her. Incidentally, we may
ndd—and, in adding,* reveal the secret
of her successful attack ou the citadels
of publicity—she believes it herself.
Then sho takes thc steamer for London, nnd appears for tho first time in
a music-hall, and mnny, many thousands pay a shilling to see her perform
an act of "VAiglon." Uer portion?
Kve thousand-dollars a week—and more
front-page articles.
Does she scrimp in her old ago? Does
■die dismiss ber maids nnd her servants,
her manicure, her hairdresser, her chiropodist, her bootmaker, her milliner?
Never. Instead, she udds one item she
never had before—un English seeretnry,
a handsome young fellow who looks like
A naval ofllcor, nnd appears as if he
might be worthy of tho high distinction
of personal service with the greatest
actress of the century—of two centuries.
Immediately the handsome young secretary proceeds to earn his high distinction.    He announces:
"Madame spreads the French tongue
over all tbe globe. She will appear on
this tour throughout tho United States,
trom New York to San Francisco, and
will go to Havnna nud Mexico as well.
Yet she has never been decorated by
tho Legion of Honor. Perhaps it is
because the authorities know she is
capable of refusing the decoration,"
STARTS THE NEW
YEAR A NEW MAN
QUEBEC   FARMER   TELLS   WHAT
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DID FoR HIM
They Fixed Up His Kidneys, Made
His Blood Pure, and Made Him Feel
Young Ail Ovor
Franklin ('outre, Quo.-—(Special),-
Tho only wny to start the New Yeur
right is to get the health right, nnd Mr.
William Gamble, a well known farmer
living near here is telling his neighbors
how he got his bealtii right.
"I am a fanner sixty-seven years of
age," Mr. Gamble snys, "nnd I suffered with a i weak back and stoppage
of water off and on for ten years.
I used several boxes of Dodd's Kidney
Pills, nnd they made n ncW mnn of
me. Dodd's Kidney ..'ills are the best
medicine I hnvo ever taken."
Dodd's Kidney Pills will make a new
man of you because they make the
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to do their work of straining all tbe
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means new life. Tt means good circulation and renewed strength and energy
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Dodd's Kidney Pills curo nil forms of
Kidney Disease from Bnckncho to
Bright's Disease, and they are also doing a great work by giving renewed
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Start the uew year by toning up the
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Naive, but truo! Sarah could do it,
aud probably would. One who, at twenty, with an assured life position and
easy hours at tho foremost theatre in
the world, tho Comedie Francaise,could
turn Uor back on the most authoritative
position possible to an actress to take
her chances ou the side-streets and tho
by-paths, will not, at sixty-seven, bo lod
astray by a bit of ribbon—unless it
lits her mood, and unless they approach
her properly; she will never go to thom.
Whether Safuh Bernhardt would refuso tho decoration ot tho Logion of
Honor is a fruitless question. Certainly she has won her honors in u greater
court than is represented by any mere
cult, be it over so distiutruisod. \She
already far more famous than any of
the gentlemen in whose power it lies to
profi'cr hor the badge. It is for bor
rather to convey than accept distinc
Hon.
Which brings us to ber first success
fui bid for publicity. It was some for-
tysovon years ngo. A more girl, she
hnd tempestuously seceded from tho
Comedie Francaise. The "dear boys'
sought hor ou that occasion, Her dark
eyes finahiug, her golden voice saiil to
"A prnver ib no less efficacious in au
attic than in a cathedral. So it is with
acting, tt may bo as important ou an
unknown side-street as in the first theutre of France."
She was right. It has been—only
moro so. But acting, more thnn ull
other arts, needs instant financial aid to
life. Tho great artist may Bturve in
garret, and wait for his purchaser; tho
writer may live OU lentils, nnd appeal
to posterity; tbo actor Jb nothing, uow
or hereafter, without an audience.
Sarah, more tban all others, knows
this. Hence her press-agoutry, supremo
among a long list of other supreme
accomplishments.
In mnking her effects with the "dear
boys" of the press, Sarah is lavish
with ner Gallic and theatrical prerogative—the kiss. Once un obscure cable
litor in Vnlparaiso, Cliilo, received
word over thc wire from Paris thut her
sou Maurice had engaged in a duel from
whicn ho had como unscathed, He
thoughtfully copied the cablegram nnd
sent it to tbe hotel where the mother
was stopping, with a polite word of explanation.
Almost as soon as tho telephono eould
work ho was summoned to the hotel by
the grent actress, nnd tliere carefully
questioned as to tho genuineness of tho
message. Reassured, Surah immediately
sent u long cablegram of congratulation
to her son. Tho next dny, while the
newspaper man was calling on her, pursuant to ber request, her manager suggested tbat she bad not sufficiently
thanked bim.
I will," she xclaimcd impulsively,
whereupon she took his face in hcr
hands and kissed him on the cheek.
Thore," sho said, "is one for you,
aud"—kissing him on tho other cheek
—"tliere is one for your paper!"
Word of this adorable impulsiveness
travelled far and wide. A few years
Inter she was appearing for one night
smnll city in Nevada. The local
editor, who was also correspondent for
a syndicate of outside newspapers, had
occasion to bring her a message from
France that elated her. Then he naively recalled the South American incident.
Sarah kissed him ou both cheeks,
oneo for himself nnd once for his paper.
"But," he added, blushing, "I am also
correspondent for the San Francisco
Examiner.'' She kissed bim again,
Blushing still more, he added, "Aud I
am also tbe correspondent for the Pboe
nix Tombstone, the (.'arson Appeal, the
Des Moines Herald, the——" and proceeded with the names of nbout twenty
other newspapers.
One afternoon, during an engagement
in St. Louis, Sarah was being interviewed by a local reporter. The papers had
not treated her as generously as thoy
might have done on thnt visit—that is,
thc space given did not seem generous
—und the iilen of attracting the frontpage attention of Missourians on tho
following morning suddenly occurring to
hor, she turned to the reporter and
asked him if there were any swamps
near town where she might shoot frogs.
Ho told her that tbe environs of East
St. Louis might furnish what she desired, [mmodiatoly she called for a cab,
asked the reporter to accompany her,
and proceeded to a hardware store,
where she fitted them both out with an
excellent arsenal for small game.
They rolled ovor the Ends bridge
merrily, and soon reached tho slimy
ponds whore bullfrogs are to be found.
The great nelress was delighted. She
shot at turtles, frogs, uud snakes impartially, and toward five o'clock returned
to the city with three defunct hntrn-
cilia 118, which she ordered prepared for
her ovou big meal.
Needless to say, the front page told
of it ou tho following morning.
Sarah's friends indignantly deny that
hor fondness for animals of all varieties
and species is fostered because of her
watchfulness over the amount of publicity that comes to her. However, no
animal trainer has ever received tli
attention that she bas hnd through her
annuals. Huu she not beon an actres
she probnbly would huve been a snake
charmer or a lion-tamer.
Parisians   will   not   lorget   bow   slu
advertised  one opening by going to a
horse fnir, buying two splendid horses
for her son,  returning to Paris after
midnight, and stabling the animals, for
lack  of  other  accommodation,   in   her
magnificently fitted studio.
Next morning nil Paris was agog.
"How could you allow such wanton
destruction?"    oxcluimed  her  friends.
"Ah," sho snid, hor eyes alight with
maternal devotion, "how could I deny
Maurice anything?"
Nor has Paris yet dono tnlking of
bow she posed as an angel at Maurice's
wedding, a ray of light sifted through
stained glass falling on her upturned
faco ns she knelt, ut the altar, wrapped
religious ecstasy.
This was almost as good a piece of
Thero may be other corn cures, but
Uolloway's   Corn   Cure   stands  at the
hend of the list so fnr as results are
concerned.
news us that which startled all France
about a dozen years ugo—Bernhurdt
had  become insane.
"No.," snid tho journalists and dramatic critics, "you have deceived us
too often. Your glorious and unique
Immbuggery is appreciated, but thia
time we witl uot fall for it; this timo
we positively refuse to believe ouo syllable. "
M. , of tho Figaro, was especially
firm iu his position. By tho grout goda
he had sworn that Bernhardt's name
should not again appear in typo which
ho controlled.
But private Information uow camo to
him from sources which ho deemed in-;
corruptible, and he was brought tu call
ou Bernhardt to see with bis own eyes.
Iu her own boudoir, with lights turned down, she kept him waiting, aud thou
bounced into the apartment like one of
her own tiger cats and loaned against
the mantel, hair dishevelled, fuce haggard, features blank and unintelligent,
lingers trembling, lier complexion was
ghastly, her eyes wandering.
Not a word did she answer to his
questions, but mumbled to herself in
undertones. After a littlo sho fell
upon the uoor nnd lay staring into tho
fire,   balding.
M.    appeared  convinced.    Next
day bis paper appeared with a lamentation: a great light had gone out; Bernhardt hnd had hor faults, but it would
be long ere they looked upon her liko
again.
Tbis wns the moment for wliich Sarah
had been waiting, lu two hours n card
from her wns in every newspaper office
iu tho city. She wub not insane; sho
could not imagine how such a canard
could havo started; hcr head had never
been clearer, of which she hoped to convince the public by bor production of
—— on tbe Monday of the weok following.
This littlo "tour do journalismo"
camo nfter her doings with the animals
had been exhausted. To begin with,
there was hcr serpent, Iris, wliich she
used in hor production of "Cleopatra,"
and witb which, it was snid, she slept.
Thero wus a rumor that Iris, before its
fangs had been pulled hnd been allowed bv a Persian prince to sting ono of
bis slaves, and that Snruh hud stood
alongside to watch the death agonies,
that she might the more realistically
portray them on the stage.
Though a very good advertisement,
Iris was finally sent to tbo stable, for
he nsuallv persistently refused to enter
the pocket thnt Sarah bad made for him
in her Cleopatra's tunic. Instead, he
used to squirm and wriggle over tho
floor of the stage and spoil her death
scenes. Sarah mny bc a glutton for
publicity, but once tho footlights nro
before her sho is nn artist for art's
sake.
When she eume bnck from South
America twenty years ago she brought
with her two young jaguars, which sho
eolled Mark Antony nnd Cleopatra. Sho
used to lot them out, nnd would play
with tnem in her drawing room when
she had callers. They became as tame
as cats.
Once, in London, she saw a magnificent Hon at a show, just brought from
Africa, oue asked his price. Being
told he wns not for sale, she nsked tho
manager to name what would bo tho
price if tho Hon were for sale. Think
ing to hend her off entirely, he placed
a figure at five thousand dollnrs. Whereupon Surah exclaimed:
"The lion is mine!"
She bad Intended to carry it off with
her to the Savoy Hotel, but was per
spaded to have it expressed to Paris
instead. At tbo last moment the mnu
ngor tried to buy it bnck, and tried to
convince Surnh that she had better buy
lion of more polite habits, as this
lion bad peculiar vices.
Ah!" cried Sarah, "the absence of
vices is no recomiuendation for a lion,
And she carried the day, ub is ever
her custom.
Snrah now has two male lion cubs,
not of tho African variety, but of the
American kind, culled pumas. Those
sho keeps in hor Paris stables, along
with her twelve horses, eighteen dogs,
uud two jaguars. She likes animals, she
says, "because they are bo unlike men.
Thoy are very friendly if you do them
no harm, If I had my way, i would
havo a villa in the midst of the Zoological Gardens. But, once there, 1
Bhould nover leavo them, and then what
would become of my theatre?"
Few people know it, but Mme. Bernhardt speaks English very prettily. Why,
then, does she not act in English? It
would ruin her French. Eighteen yenrs
ugo she returned to Paris from ber first
American tour, laden with Inurels and
a full-blown foreign accent. Thc newspapers roasted her out of countenunce
for her execrable French. She could not
make them accept her foreign pronunciation. Since then she has mude no
further attempt  to do so.
Bernhardt has appeared in every foreign country but one—(iermany. Even
now, when her fortunes are ebbing, und
a huge sum of money was offered for
nor appearance in Berlin, she would not
go, but preferred instead "my dear
Miiorica." Gormany whipped France
when she was a young woman, and she
will neither forget nor forgive.
she possesses specimens of ovory gem
known to the lapidary and tho jeweler,
with one OXCOption—the diamond. She
says that tho wearing of diamonds de
stroys the best expression of tho face,
llms the (Ire of the eves, nnd makes
the tooth look like chul'k.
Her fad is costly gowns, which she
designs, and the making of which she
superintends dowu to the minutest dc
tail. Her experience ns n dressmaker's
apprentice is useful in this connection,
The latest acquisition to hcr magnificent wardrobe is a satin gown ombel
lishod with n grent number of turquoises. It has tt train lined with tho skins
of two hundred ermines, and cost six
thousand five hundred dollnrs.
On her Inst previous visit to New
York she dropped into Tiffany's one
sunny nfternoou and ordered u tnree-
thousand-dollar toilet set, the design of
which she bad mndo herself.
Tf old King Solomon, In tho height
of his nflluenee, hnd desired to offer a
trophy for tne prize-fight between David
and Goliath, he might havo conceived
an idea similar to the one that had
entered tne brnin of tho immortal
Sarah,
There was to bo a gigantic washbowl,
big enough to bathe iu, with a pitcher
to match, not to mention nn overgrown
pair of puff-boxes, nnd other enormous
things. In marked contrast to the remainder of the set thoro were to bo u
second wash-bowl nnd pitcher as remarkably smnll us tho others were un
usually large. All were to be in solid
sterling silver, and Sarah's monogram
and cent ol arms in gold woru to decorate each separate piece.
Sarah never dresses iu modiocro
taste. Sbo is either very ornate or vory
Bim pie,
When she is ornate she wears a fine
gold chain around her neck, with triuk-
ots oa it ubout two inches apart, the
whole extending to her knees. The
trinkets represent the collections of n
lifetime. They are crucifixes of the most
exquisite workmanship, unset jewels of
the purest water, grinning skulls cut
from precious stones, sacred relics from
India, China ami Japan, and, at the bottom, the famous wrestling lion for whicli
she paid five thousand dollars.
She has oue hundred and twenty pairs
of shoos, and among them not one pai:
of walking shoes. She has a pair of
low shoos to mutch euch gown. Their
colors range from white to pink, through
red to a delicate shade known as Spun
ish tobucco. In each is rolled u pail
of sin; stockings opera length, of the
shade to match the shoes, so there may
nover be any delay in finding the stockings to mutch.
The shoes aro packed in two enormous
boxes, with compartments. So metbo
dlcnl arc her maids that ench pair of
sinies is numbered and catalogued,
Bernhardt has bad the same shoomaker
for twenty yenrs, and her size is two
and one-half. Sho is proud of her classically shaped feot, and frequently has
them photographed.
Yot, with ouo hundred and twenty
pairs of shoes, she cannot climb Btairs.
She has nn electric lift in her homo and
In hcr theatro, nnd when sho plays in
any foreign theatro the management
must provide a lift if, us soldom happens, the Btur's dressing-room is above
.the first floor.
This eccontricity was uot known to
the municipal authorities of Portsmouth, England, who invited her to n
magnificent recoption u fow years ago,
aud then assembled in the towu hall in
their state robes to receive hor.
At the last moment Bernhardt rofusod
to attend tno reception, giving us tho
sole reason that sho did not feci Btrong
OUgh to climb the steps. Tho town
ball's r'ception-room was built on the
second floor.
Of course, that got head-lines ousily;
but not so many ns Sarah won in Paris
in the year before, when she exhibited
the belongings and relics of Marie Du-
plossis. the original of Cuinille. Mario
was only a demimondnine, but she happened to enslave tho younger Dumas at
the age of twenty yenrs, and from hor
he drew the character of Camille which
Bernhardt has made illustrious throughout tho world.
For years Bernhardt collected every
littlo k nie knack, every ribbon, old
glove, love-letter, photograph and other
belongings thnt could be traced to Mario
Dnplessis, a id thon calmly announced
that she would mako a public exhibition of them.
The Pan's press took up tho hideous
show, wblch coincided with the visit of
the Czar. As a result, tho cnBt-off relics
of a defunct and forgotten courtesan
teceived more attention than did the
then Emperor of all the Russias.
Although Bhe was too tired to ascend
the steps of the towu hall nt Portsmouth, she was quite able to go alligator
hunting in" New Orleans within six
months. She withstood the fatigues of
the hunt creditably, and came bnck with
a live alligator, which she promptly had
boxed ami sent to her Paris home.
When she got to San Francisco on
thnt trip she found the hotels barrod
ngninst her. They would not let her
tiike her dogs or ber snakes to hcr
rooms.
"You ought to be glad I did not
bring my alligator with mc," sho exclaimed to ouo.manager, and.when sho
found him obdurate permitted her pets
to be kept in the baggage room, where
she spent moat of her time white in the
eity.
llcnd-lines in all papers!
When she got back to New York she
found tne press oxbuusted with tho telegraphic accounts of her various escapades nnd the editors very chary of
space. Forthwith she found a new pet
—a humnn ono tbis timo. Sho adopted
a little girl, Regina Einnnuul, and thereafter she waa always to be seen with
tho now ndoptod daughter.
A front page Btory? Well, I guess!
From New York, on that tour, she
sailed for South America. News of tbe
pets, both animal and human, had been
cabled. Again tho grentest netress of
her time wa.s being relegated to the
inside pages. But not for tho Divine
Sarah, In thc doorway of tho theatre
horsewhipped one of the members
of her company, and thoa publicly bo-
rated a magistrate for not arresting
hcr.
The othor woman was Mme. Noir-
mante, nnd she afterwards confessed
tlmt the little scene had been rehearsed,
und that she hnd submitted to the in-
lignity merely to please tho whim of
'y.e divine nrtisle,"
Severul years later, in Boston, sho
vent, to a spiritualist seance, ut which
one of the members of her company,
M. Dnrmont, assisted by placing himself at the disposal of the medium. At
tho height of the seance Sarah broke
up (ho meeting oy thrusting herself at
the cabinet, battering it. down with her
tlsls, aud screaming lhat hor actor wns i
confederate of the medium,
A column in every paper in the Unit
ed States.
As a proof that Bernhardt is tho best
advertised woman in tbo worbl, sho
onco started to compilo a scrap-book
of clippings about herself. As a frontispiece she placed a photograph of herself and flanked it wilh photographs of
her pets, the Danish oloodhound, Myr-
tah, anil the skye-terrior, Star. It was
an enormous book, five timos the ordin-
ury size, but it was filled iu nine
months. \mnt a library wonld result
if all that luul ever been published nbout
her should bo collected in one place!
Sixty volumes, at least.
One of the new York newspapers bas
been collecting clippings about her fur
eighteen years. Tliey are now grouped
under seven bonds; each head has seven
hundred to eighteen hundred clippings.
Her moro recent bids for publicity
aro fresh m public memory—how she
was photographed iu her coffin, ascending iu a balloon, having her tomb built
in Pore Ln Chaise, But wc will have
to go baek sixteen yoars, uud across the
water to her beloved I'aris, to remember her most delicious, although to
Anglo ."Nixon eyes perhaps unseemliest,
bid for notoriety, Hor recent performances, have hardly equalled llmt early
achievement.
There aro gossips who still laugh as
thoy recall how, after her marriage to
Damala, the rumor spread through Paris
that, owing to her domestic duties, sho
would have to finish her season earlier
than usual. Fashion writers who visit
ed Worth discovered in good truth tha:
Bernhardt had ordorod a complete out
fit of new stage drosses designed with
a,view of hiding her figure.
It became tho fashion to go ami
tho actress in theso gowns. Bets were
up as to how many more nights she
would play, whon suddenly, without
warning, when interest wub at its height
tho special wardrobe wus thrown aside,
Bernhardt laughed, and Pnris laughed
with her wheu it aaw how it hud bei
fooled.
Thero is but oue Bernhardt. Sho is
unique, unapproachable, But, with nil
her quackery, Pnria remembers to ber
credit Hint sho sincerely loved Damala,
Sbo pulled him out of tho gutter, and,
in spito of much, nt tho end she sincerely mourned him.
At the present dny "age doth not
wither nor custom stale hor infinite var-
iety. *' She defies every convention, and
is forever up-to-date.
The boudoir she fitted up last yenr
is hung in roynl purple, picked out with
peacock plumes.
Over ber Louis XIV. bed is a canopy
mnde of utispuu silk taken directly
from the silkworm cocoon, A grent
splash of crimson satin, iu tho form of
n shield, adorns the centre. Tho walls
are hung in old tapestries, and in the
interstices of the hangings are row aftor row of monkey skulls, tbo eye-
sockets of which are illumined vyith tiny
electric lights.
She has parted with her pet Hon, and
now has for a companion a large, ugly
baboon, whoso ears hnve beon pierced
so that thoy may carry rings of solid
gold.
The Divine Sarah herself is said to
look ns young as she did twenty years
ago. Her face is without wrinkies, and
hcr step us spry and her manner ns vivacious as wheu she first electrified her
native city.
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THB   AFFECTING   BTORY   OF   AN
ONTARIO PIONEER
TlOO few records havo beon pro-
1 served of tho experiences of the
(doners of Ontario. Many of thoir
descendants, involved in the complex-
itieB of modern life und enjoying the
comforts of these latter days, know
nothing of the struggles, hardships, and
heroines of thoso fine, sturdy men and
women who " hewed out for themselves" tbe first homes iu tho Province.
Here in brief is tho story of one of
these settlors:
In the yenr lSi!8 John Weldrich wus
born in Yorkshire, England, nnd ut the
age of twenty-three waa married to
Ruchel E. Shipley. Having spout a
week with their friends, tbey set sail
for America, and, after a rough voyage
of six weeks ami throe days on the
ocean, landed at New York, then came
to muddy little York, now the city of
Toronto. Soon after (snys Mr. Weldrich's daugnter, Mrs. Alex. McOowun,
in tolling the story, in tho Farmer's
Advocate) they applied to the magistrate for wark, a kindhenrted Scotchman came and took thom out to Scarborough, whoro they lived for two years,
Hearing of free laud in Osprey township, Simcoe County, mv father and another man went by the stage to Barrio,
taking with them an axe, a pair of
blankets, half bag of food, a flint nnd
some steel, and a load pencil] us thoy
hud to wnlk ubout fifty miles, this was
all thoy could carry. When the sun be
jan to get low iu the west, thoy would
start, to gather wood for the night, and
make shelter, then gather no dry leaves
and strike the flint and steel tn start
tlieir fire, one keeping wutcb while the
other slept. More Ihan once they saw
tho eves of some wild auiiu"1 staring at
them,' and heard Ihe slicks broaklng as
t walked nway. As soon as the swi
was up to guide thom, they would press
on farther into tho fores!,' At lasl ihey
nine to a concession blaze and a creek,
nd being tired and hungry, tbey de
ided to go no farther. While the'oilier
mau was building a fire, as it was
father's uxo, he started to build his
shanty. It was mado ten foet by twolvo,
for they had to lift tho logs.' Ho cut
hemlock t.<o right length, split, and
peeled them for the roof. He spli| up
coder, and, with leatherwood bark,
bound it aud hung it for a door. He
then carried stones for a fireplace nud
clay from the creek with a piece of the
bark. Thus three days were spent, and,,
as their provisions wero getting low, I
he went around three hundred acres,
chopped off thc bark from tbe trees at
intervals, and wroto his nnmo witb the
pencil. Then tbey gathered up their
traps, and started back. It was near
midnight when they got to Stay nor, and
two days later, footsore nnd hungry,
they landed  home.
The next wintor father bought a yoke
of oxon, ono cow, a sleigh, a 1-inch and
a 2-inch anger, two axes, and what
household goods the oxen could draw.
With my mothor and n baby gir], they
started again for lhe wilderness. Tbe
journey took threo dnys. Thev stayed
lit Barrio and Stayner. From the latter
point there was only the blaze to go by,
nnd the sleign upset six times, throwing
thorn into the snow. Mother often told
how tiinnkful she wa.s when fatherj
snid: "Yonder is tho shanty! " He soon |
mnde  a   roaring  fire,  enrried   in   tbeir i
two boxes for a table, aud tho ox yoke
tor a seat. Thus the Ilrst white woman,
as far as wo know, ute her first supper
in Osprey.
Father then cut down some browse for
the cuttle, tied them to the sleigh at the
door, and started to make a bedstead by
boring holes in the logs, using a criteb
stick I'or the Ehlld posl, sharpening the
other end aud driving it down into the
mud floor. Cedar brauciics formed thc
mattress; ou these were put their blankets, and tliey were soon fust asleep.
But when they awoko in the morning,
the baby wns sick, and witli all that distance between them and a doctor! Mother had onlv a bottle of castor oil, ono
of gooso oil, and water. For three days
she sat up wringing out flannels and laying them around the baby's neck nnd
breast, or bathing her fect'iii bot. wator,
anxiously asking God to spuro her child.
Thus she gained her first experience in
nursing.
After two mouths, futher had to leave
them alono and go back to Barrio for
flour and provisions; butter was then
teu cents a pound, and sugar fifteen.
As the snow was deep, bo was four
lays away, ami mother's heart leaped
with joy when the woods resounded with
bis singing, away in tho distance, leather had to chop overy day to get a field
ready for seeding, and mother hud to
take tho baby nnd go awny ont from the
cabin, for fear a tree might fall en the
shanty. Father would draw tho fallen
trees into heaps and set fire to them, and
often thoy had to stay up ull night to
keep the fire from sprendiug into tho
bush. Father made a plough, ull of
wood, and as ho hud not timo to make a
harrow, he used the top of a small elm
tree for a drug tbo first yenr. Later he
mude n drag by boring two-inch holes
through a crotch stick, nnd making elm
pegs aud driving tbem In for burrow
teeth, He took bent saplings for runners, nnd made a "jumper" for drawing
iu the grain, which wns all cut with
the sickle. He sharpened the end of a
small pole, put on a cross-pioco about
two feot long, drove pegs in, and mother
raked with it, und bound tbe grain.
They made a stack and covered it with
beaver meadow hay, and iu tho wintor
hn made n flail with two sticks tiod together with leatherwood bark, o»d
every evening would thresh out Borne of
the wheat on the shnuty floor by the
light of tho fireplace.
My mother was a yeur and two
mouths without seeing a white woman,
but one day in the summer two Indian
women, carrying a papoose, stole cautiously near to the shnuty. Mother was
ao pleased to seo tbem, she opened the
door, when they turned to fly, but stopped us she held up ber baby, smiled and .
beckoned to them. Thoy came part way
back. Sho got a pieco of bread, hold
it out to them, but they would not let
their baby eat it until she fed a piece
of it to her own child. They eume again
uud brought somo baskets with them.
They would bold them out to mother,
point at their months, and make a
mournful sound to toll her they wanted
bread, for which they gavo hor a basket.
They picked up some eow-cabbngc and
ate it; the youngest run down to the
creek, got some water-cress, camo back,
nnd gave some to the papoose, und ate
somo herself. Thou they came another
ilny, nnd brought two men carrying
guns; but when mother and father went
out thoy lifted them off their shoulders,
and laid them across tbeir feet, whieh
meant peace. The old woman carried
their baby to mother. She took it in
hcr arms and gave it a kiss, nnd that
Boemcd to please them greatly, for,
throwing their nrms up, tbey all laughed. They all peeped in nt tho door for
mother's baby, and when she brought it.
they gave it a basket, beautifully made
and painted, nbout tho size of a bowl.
And mother taught them to sny "white
baby." They showed .ier the dm mash-
room, which are good food, und often
only for theae our family would not have
had enough to eat, for thc frost wus so
bad thut tbey could scurcely grow potatoes, und tho wheat was often frozen.
Severul families moved in the noxt
year. The wolves were dreadfully bad
then. Our cow was eaten up by thom,
ami in two years more a large pack
came. Tho cattlo were bawling; father
lit a torch aud ran out; thoy gathered
around him; be got upon a stump so
they could not tramp him; tbey hnd the
three-year-old heifer down, ana the hind
qunrterB nearly atripped bare; but thoy
were afraid of fire, and ran nway howling. Tho heifer bawled when father got
to her, nnd died. Thev were worse aftor
that.
The snow had piled up at tbe back
of the shanty, and one night they got
on the roof. Father aud mother sprang
out of bed to stir the lire to keep them
from coming dowu the chimney. One dny
iu the spring, father had been ovor
two miles away, helping a mau to log a
fallow. When ho got about half way
homo, he heard a "whe-c ett," and booh
another voice, coining nenrer. Ho
mounted Lamb—one of the oxen—and,
as thev were afraid, tbey started lo rnn,
and thou to gallop, ns the wolves ennie
nearer, He hung mi tight by the yoke,
but (hey hud a long hill to climb, and
were very tired. There was a large
pack, about twenty or more, howling
and gaining ou him; he unhooked the
logging-chain, un wound it frnm thc
yi.ko, so that it trailed nnd kept the
wolves from biting the oxen's heels. He
yelled, and mothor, having heard them,
lit two torches, and ran to moot father,
waving the torches. Lamb and Lion had
turned nround to fight, but when thoy
saw mother they run to her. She conld
hardly keep out of their way, and whon
she openod the shanty door, Ihcy ran is
and nearly broke it. Father took c!T
the yoke and let them stay in nil night
My parents thought, by tho sound of thc
wolves in the night, that tbey were trying t:/ break into the log stable where
the cow and calf wore. Tho first sheep
that our people got were torn to pieces
by the wolves,
After eight years there was a school
built, and they used it on Sunday fer
a meet ing-house for religious service,
Then a store was built, about nine minis
awny. Mother nnd two otber women
walked nnd carried their butter, and
tlieir goods home again.
These are some of the hardships the
first settlors had to go through to make
good homes for us. My parents have
both gone to a better home. Father died
fivo yenrs ago, and mother Inst spring,
ShihMGun
lulckly itops coudh*, care* colds, brain
the throat and lund' ■       20 ii-nln i'HK ISLAM DKK. CC.MPEKl.AMD
HE MAGNET CASH STORED
TOVES, RANGES,
FURNITURE
AND A
COMPLETE
HOUSEHOLD
'-TPA
Sap
furnishing Establishment
T. E. BATE
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
JSP*
itm
site
fe-*fc
■ ESRS
ei^>
The Big Store
WATCH  THIS   SPACE
FOR PARTICULARS OF
Oup
'Red Tag
Sale.
Sin Len k Co, 1
Dency Smith
MILLINER
AND
DRESSMAKER,
f.
L-JB
(Opposite Courtenay Opera House.)
Latest Paris and New York
Fashions.
Hats and Bonnets Executed in Any Style.
The IDEAL' STORE
Is now open for business
with a nice fresh stock of
every thing good to eat.
Men's Pit Boots, Underwear,
Overalls, Shirts, Etc, Etc.
-T****.»'-er«S-«o"r •
ff
I'S
McRae, Acton & Hayman
Dunsmuir Avenue.
(Siddall's Tailor Shop.)
mmt
OF I PIP
• It will pay you to wait until our agent calls
upou you with catalogues of the best  piuiio,
The
Gerhard Heintzman
^Canada's Premier Piano.
We  have just received another large shipment.      Sold   on easy monthly   payments.
Fletcher Bros.
The Music House,    Nanaimo, B.C.
ijif
^rs-fiii
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS,
School, Diamond Crossing.
SEALED TENDERS, supersonic!
"Tender for School-house, Diamond
Crossing," will he received hy tiie
Honouruhle the Minister of Public
Works up to 12 o'clock noon, of Wednesday, the 12th day of June, 1912,
for the election and completion of a
large one-room frame school house nt.
Iliamolld Crossing in lhe Newcastle
Electoral District, H.C.
Plans, specifications, contrnct, and
forma of tender may Is- .een on and
after the 22nd day of May, 1912, at
the offices of H. G. Sliupard, Esq,
.Secretary of the School Board, Lwly-
smith) the Government Agents, Cum-
Ijerlnnd and Nanaimo; aud the lie
pertinent of Pulilic Works, Parliament
Buildings, Victoria.
Each propossl must he accompanied
hy an accepted cheque or certificate of
deposit on a chartered bnnk of Canada,
made pnyahle to the Honors hie the
Ministor of Public Works, for tlio sum
of 49225, which shall he forfeited if the
party tendering decline to enter into
contract when called upon to do so, or
il he fail to complete the work contracted for. The cheques or certificates
of deposit of- unsuccessful tenderers
will he returned to them upon the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not lie considered
unless made out on the forms supplied,
signed with lhe actual signature of the
tenderer, and enclosed in the envelope,
furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
J. E. GRIFFITH,
PMic Worka Entjinter
De/iartmnit of Public Work;
Victoria, B.C., May 18th, 1911.
MAIL CONTEACT
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to
the Postmaster Oeneral, will be re
celved at Ottawa un.il noon, on Fri
day, lhe 2Uth July, 1912, forthe con
veyanoa of His Majesty's Mails, on a
proposed contract for four years, thiee
times per week each way, between
CUM1IE1U/IN.0 and
-Vl'fllNOVALE,
the residence of Mr, N. Harvey, in the
Mlnto School Disirict, where a pos>-
otlice may he established, from the
Post mnster-Gcncral's pleasure,
Printed notices containing further
information as to conditions of pro
posed contract may Iw seen uud blank
forms of tender obtained at the post-
office at Cumberland, ami at the resi
deuce of Mr. Harvey, Springvale, ami
at the olliee of the Post Otlice Inspector.        E. H. FLETCHER.
Post Otlice Inspector,
Post Offlce. /inspector'* Office,  Victoria,
ll.C',, Mat/Slat, 1012,
FOR SALE—Mare, 8 years' old, aliout
1730 pounds; also harness, wagon,
plouuh and harrow, good outfit for
small rancher. Apply Leighton &
Adey, Courtenay, B.O.
Tenders Wanted.
SKAI.EnTKNIlKRSinnrkeJ "Tender tor Hide
Walk." will lie reeuiveil hy tliu iin<lt>ri<igiit>ii np to
Monday, .Inly stli 11.12, ut nix p in., for ttie con-
Mrucliuu of eenieia slilewiilks in the Oity of Cum-
herluml. I'luni ami N|)LH.-[licatiotm tnay lie Heen at
tiie oflice of the Cily Clerk, Cntutierland, B.C.
llie work will contain 4Utl euliic yard, of HI], and
710 cuhic yards of content, more or len..
Forms of tender mny lie obtained from the city
clerk, nnd all tenders must lie iiivuin|iiinieil hy a
marked t-hoi]iie for the mini of 1100, said cheque to
lie returned to unsuct'essfiil tenderer..
The lowest or any tender not ueoeuarlly accepted
  A. McKiNNON, city clerk
uay lian, cuiulierlan.l, it,c, June Mth, tills	
GRAND OPENING of the
CUMBERLAND DEPARTMENTAL
STORES on Saturday, June 30th
With nn entirely new stock of Groceries, Dry Goods, Gents
Furnishings, Clothing, Roots and Shoes, House Furnishings
and   Furniture.   Hardware.   Enamelware, Crockoryware,
Glassware, Drugs, Stationery, etc., etc,
Tn celebrate the occasion and aa an   acknowlecgement for
the kind support we have already received, we are making
a CASH DISTRIBUTION of 15,000.
Call, write or phone for particulars
P. O. Box 100 Phon* 10
Cumberland Departmental Stores,
W. A, Wagenhauser
F. P. Onate
Proprietor!.
Capital $6,200,000
Reeerre 17,000,000
THE ROYAL BANK
OF CANADA
Drafts Issued ln any ourranoy, payable all over tha world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, and Intor
highest current rate* allowed on deposit* of tl and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branoh-   -   —     OPEN DAIV
UNION WHARF, B.C., Sub Branch-OPEN THURSDAYS
D. M. Morrison, Manager ,
COURTENAY, B. C. BRANCH OPEN DAILY
Wm. H. Hoff,  Manager.
Synopsis el Ceal Mining Regulations
COAL mining lights of the Dominion
in Mniiitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terri
tories snd in a portion of the Province of
British Culumbis, tnsjr be leased for a term
of tweuty-oue years at sn annual rental uf
tl an acre. Not more than 3,600 acres
will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease mint be made bj
the applicant in person to the Ageut or sul
Agent of tbe district in wbich the rights
spplied for sre situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by seotious, or legal subdivisions
of sections, snd in unsurveyed territory
the tract spplied for shall be staked uut by
the applicant himself.
Etch application must be aceompsuied
by a fee of f 6 which will be refunded If the
rights applied for sre not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output uf the mine at the
rate of Ave cents per tun.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the full quantity of merch
actable coal mined and pay tbe royalty
thereon. If the cal tniuiag rights are
oot being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal minim
rights only, but tbe hsiee may be permit'
led to purchase whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
for tbe wirkiugof the mine at the rate of
glOOOanacie.
For full information application should
he made to  the Secre'aty of the Depot
meiir. nf the Interior, Ottawa,  or to  any
Agent. rSub Agent ofDominion Lauds
W   W. CORY.
Deputy Minuter of the Interior.
N R- Unauthorized publication of thii
advert i.'cinent will not bs paid for.
NOTICE is hereby given that on
the 29th iluy of June next application
will be niinle to lhe Board of Licence
Commissioners for the City of Cumber
land for the transfer of the licence foi
ills sale of liquor hy retail in and up in
lhe premises known as the New Eng
land Hotel situate on llunsmuir Ave,,
Cumlaulanij, ll.C, fr in James H.
Wallers to Joseph 13, Walker,
J, //. Walters, holder of license
J, B, Walker, Applicant.
Dated this Uth day of June, 1912, at
Cimilierlantl, B.C.
lfOJt SALE—Good dairy cows; abo
.Separator, Apply E. W. Clark,
Hernhy Island.
NOTICE is hereby given that on
the 29th day of June next application
will lie made to the Board of Licence
Commissioners for the City of Cumber
land for the transfer of the licence for
the sale of liquor hy retail in and upon
the premises known us the Tendoine
Hotel, situated on Dunsmuir Avenue,
in the City of Cumberland, Provincs
of British Columbia, from Tliomse
Wilson und Albert Brstnberg to Robert 8. Robertson of the City of Cumberland, B.C.
Thomas Wilson,
Albert Bramberg,
Holdera of Licence.
R. S. Robertcon,
Applicant for Transfer
Dated this 18th day of June, 1912,
at Cuuibuilaud, U. C.	
*
LISTED
PROPERTY
—       i f
FOR SALE—Fire acres at Union
Bav, for |4,000. A two-st07 house
which cost $1,500 on the property.
Also 40 fruit trees, Property is S00
feet from O.P.R, Railway. Terms tod
particulars at this office.
FOR SALE—58 aores south J of seo-
tion 82, Nelson Distriot. adjoining the
Minto School house. Alio a Cement
Block-making machine, with brick at
tach men t. The chance of a lifetime
for anyone desirous of going into the
cement block and brick-making business, See BICKLE, the Real Estate
Man,
Fifteen acrea of good land; six
acres cleared; three acres in
market garden containing raspberries, strawberries, etc.
A new five roomed house,
chicken house, barn. etc.
A good running stream   of
spring water right at the door.
Also 300,000 feet of standing
fir timber.
Price  $8750.
E. W. Bickle,
Real Estate
NOTICE
OFFERS will be received up to July
full, 1912, for a third interest in the
N.W. f-actiunal quarter of Section 16,
Township 9, Comox Diatrict, and containing 149 acres, more or less. A de
posit of 10% of price ottered to be for-
warded with tender, Lowest or any
tender not necessarily accepted.
Tenders will lie received at iny office
at CiimlierliMid, B.C.   Terms cash,
WESLEY WILLARD,
Official Administrator.
FOU SAAE-fiO Sucking pigs; 18.00
each. Apply Robert Sullen,
Hornby Islsnd, B.C.
F. I'IKE,
Plastering Contractor,
Cement  Work.
COURTENAY
B.C.
Will the party took a horse blanket
by mistake on Friday night, 21ft inst.,
kindly return same, ur proceedings will
be taken.
NOTICE
Cumberland & Unit n Waterworks Co.
Ximited
Sprinkling will be allowed only two
nights a week, viz., TUESDAY and
FRIDAY, from 7 till 9 o'clock iu tbe
evening.
Leaky taps must be attended to at
once.
Any changes or additions to existing
piping must be sanctioned by the company. By Order,
L. W. Nowis, See.
Cumberland, B.C., June 29th. 1912.

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