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A New lot of clothing Sam
pies in Fall weights and
styles, Scotch tweeds, Eng
Hsh worsteds and serges,
Let us measure you for a
suit. IVe guarantee fit.
Campbell Bros.
New embroidered and silk
Bonnets, Underwear, and
t"   -,i lens
heavy   Shirts,   Underwear
and Uloves at
at Campbell Bros.
No. lis
Stars Boat Courtenay
To The Tune Of
15 To 3
Last Sunday nfturnoon after a net
of nearly threw weeks the Courtenay
Baseball Itinera journied to Cumbet-
html only tu full victims to the local
The local tuiiiii were never in »»y
danger of losing the game to Courten
uv, us they playsd better baseball iu
every stage of the game, fielding, base
running mid hitting.
"Coul headed" * Freeman did the
I witling for the locals and was master
of thc situation at all times, while the
support accorded him was nearly per
fed. willi the exceptions of one or
two errors, and tliey were passible, be.
ing very hard chances.
Krickson, although handicapped by
his iihiii mates pitched a good game,
but had no support.
Tlio result of this match places all
teams tie fur first place, lt il likely that
Uniota Day will drop out since they hare
Inst their catcher, Ed. Clank, and if to,
Courtney aud Cumberland Stars will pro*
bably play a series of three games to
decide the championship for the Atlin
Cup offered by Mr. P. Stoddart. '
The game by rounds is as follows:—
Inning one. Chambers first up,
singled in tho right garden, Bo d
Btruck nut, Healier out grounder to
Ditlksou, Chambers stole second, Harrison ended the inning by striking out.
Dickson struck out, E. Donelly
singled over Short, Erickson struck
out, K Diiimlly stole sosoitd, Ryan
out to Harrison,   No runs.
Inning two. Haines first up, land-
el Erioltson for two bases, Freeman
singled scoring Haines, Freeman stole
stole second and wus out in an effort
to steal third. Jimmy Farrell struck
out, Kuinoy hit. by pitched ball, Law-
rciico struck out.   Score one run.
Freeman bunded Thomas free transportation to first base, J. Donally
struck out, Curtis struck out, Beck
hit for ti single, Thomas reaching aeeond safely Sweeney ended this inning by nut being able to connect with
Fi ei'iium's Dttwdrops Score no runs.
liming.'!. Chambers singled mid
stole second, iluyd struck out,
Chambers scored on E. Donnelly's error, Boulter was hit by pitched ball,
Harrison struck uut, Haines out on
infield bit.    Score one run.
Dickson hit safe but. went out at sec
ond, E. Donally struck out, Sweeney
struck out.    Score no runs.
Inning four. J. Donally out to
Boyd, Curtis und Deck striking out.
Score no runs.
Freeman out on infield ball, J. Far-
roll drew a pass lo first and stole second uud wus put uut stealing third.
Kuinoy drew pass and stole second,
Lawrence out, Dickson to Sweeney.
Score no runs.
Inning five. A Donally out to
Raines on foul lly, Curtis out Harrison
to Rainey, Deck struck out. Score
Chambers safe on error and stole
second, Boyd sufo on Sweeney's error,
Chambers stole, Healier hit scoring
Chambers, Harrison struck out,
Haines landed again for two bases
scoring Boyd and Reaher, Freeman
hitsufe scoring Raines, he then stole
second when Deck tiyed to stop Raines
at liome, plate, Farrell hit the ball
stole second, Freeman scoring on a
passed ball at liome, Farrel coming third
but Hyatt  put tho sprag in his wheel
at1 ti, Rainey singled  and stalesec-
ond Lawrence struck out ending Courtenay V pi olonged agony. Score 5 runs
Inning C. Sweeney flyedout to
Jimmy Farrel, Dickson drew a past, E.
D..idly hit tho ball to Raines and was
safe ou fir-tDicksoii caught napping at
second, Krickson hit by pitched I all,
Dickson moving up a peg on a pus ba|l
Exoellent Programme
WUI Be Rendered In
Cnmberland Hall
1111 i 'I
Subscription price #1.50 per year
Then will be a sacred eonoert
give* in the Cumbeilsnd Ball
oa to-morrow evening for tht benefit
of Mr. Ben Williams, and judging
from the programme, whieh ia a
lengthy oae end contains mostly all
old favorites, there is no doubt but
that it will be well patronised.
The talent will be nearly all new to
a Cummwland audience, and one num
ber on tht programme worthy of special mention ia the Malt Voice Quartette. Thia will be their firat appear
ance in Cumberland, and they will he
assisted by the Presbyterian Church
Choir. A collection will bt taken up
during the concert.
The programme is as f Hows :—
Band—"The Oospel Trumpet."
Tht Church Choir—"Exalt Him All
Yo People."
8olo-»The Village Blacksmith," by
Bret Irish.
8olo~"The Holy City," by Misa
Kathleen Reynolds.
Recitation, by Mr. Fred Howard.
8o)o-"De Profundis," 17 Mr. Tom
Band selection—'Oreat Redeemer.'
Male Voice Choir—"Iu Tht Sweet
By and By."
Church Choir—"How Exoellent."
Solo—(reserved) by Mist McKenzie.
8olo-"Ora Pro Nobis," by Charles
Tenor Solo—(reserved)  by Ueorge
8olo-(reaerved) by Mr. M. MacFarlane.
Band Selection-"Nativity."
Solo—"One Solemn Thought," by
Bret Irish.
Anthem-"I Will Call Upon The
Lord." by the Church Church.
11— * » ^—
Attorney-General Bowser and W. H. Hayward
M. L. A. Are Greeted With
A Bnmper House
Tht sailors of tbeOanadlan Navy will
play No. 6 TbiatUa to-morrow on the did
grounds at I p. ss.
Men* Clotklaf, Ovtrwati, HaU
and tapi, Swuter 0Mt* Children
dotting and Oraraoatt, Swtattrt
Toqoet underwear ete. aaw is for
Fall     OAMPBELL BBOB.   .
The safles train leaves at 9.30 a. m.
on Friday Sept. Mad. after the procession, f. r Roys Beach.
Wm. McLellan has started up in the
grocery and dry' goods bisinees on
Penrith avenne in the houae adjoining Mr. Willard's residence, and will
be open from 8 a. m. to 2 p. m, and
all day Saturdays, when strict attention will be given to all orders. It
would be well to call and ace his fine
stock of goods and get prices before
going elsewhere.
by Lawrence Dually scoring 011 Thomas'
hit and Boyda error Donlly nut ground
er to Boyd. Scorn 2 runs
Chambora out grounder to Bweeney,
Boyd flew out to Dickson, Reahr flew
out to Thomas. Score no runs,
Inning 7. Curtis hit by ball and
stole seeond, Beck flysd out to Boyd,
Boyd making double unassisted, Sweeney (lew out to Reahr.     Scot no rans,
Harrison drew a pus and and Molt
second, and waut to third on Raines'
scratch hit and seoringnn overthrow by
Erickson, Raines stolo seeond and
third, Freeman flew-out- to DoHKlly,"
Farrel struck nut, Raney safenn infield
fly, Raines then came home like a
raving steer, Lawrence knock long fly
to Curtis which he muffled, Chambers
t;mely hit souring Rainey, Boyd out
on grounder hit Score 8 runs.
(Continued on baok page)
One of the greatest and most antkuias
tie Conservative tallies that hat ever
keta held ia Cumberland was held on
Thursday night in the Cumberland Hall.
Tht meeting was teaming with optimism and waa a sure sign of what will
happen to Rots on the 21st Hsadedby
the Band and an auto parade whioh met
Mr. Bowser and his party at Union Bay.
Mr. Bowser waa given a most enthusias
tie and warm welcome whtn he arrived
iKut tight o'clock.
Tht hall wat filled to overflowing and
qaay prominent Ooustrvativas wtre pres
tal; Among thott watt Maura Orant,
Mounce, Mayor McLeod, ex-Mayor Me
Dbnald. T. Dalby. T. I. Bate, J. Matthews, R Henderson, W. R Dunne, F.
Dallos and the genial secretary of tht
Association, Mr. Frank Parka.
Mr. Abrams ably filled the chair and
held the meeting toperfeot order. In
hit introductory remarks he referred to
the gnat issues before the electors, and
then introducing Mr. Hayward ML A
wljp he aaid was a more able exponent
of the issues than he was. Mr. Hayward
opened by saying how pleased he waa tn
aee so many ladies present, and in fast
their presence waa quite a feature ot thr
meeting, and at tha first three rows wen
reserved for them they had a fine
chance to hear tbe Conservative exponents on tht iseutt of tht campaign.
Mr. Colin Campbell took the platform
at thia time on an invitation from thi
chairman. Friends of Duncan Hon
wert alto invited to tht platform, bu<
then waa no response. Duncan seem
short of friends around here, Mr. Hai
ward than got down to the business of
the evening and gave an excellent illustration of the evils of reciprocity, if it
were patted both to tha consumer and
producer. He quoted figures and facts
to show that Canada would bt tht loser
se she always had been in any deal with
Uncle 8am; he closed his remarks by
uking the voters to vote for Clements
»n tbe 21st, and by doing so conserve
Canada to Canadians and the British
Mf. Campbell made a few remarks at
this juncture and was well received, but
did not take up the time of the meeting
Mr. Bowser then took the Hour ami
was greeted with loud applause which
showed how well he is liked in tliis pnrt
if the province. Mr. Dnw e- tlmnked
Mr. Campbell for his courtesy iu net taking up the time of the meeting,
He then stsrted after Dunoan Ross
and stated that he wss c mpellod to de
Si as Ross had sttacked him snd tried t
discredit hiin iu every w»y, but he h>d
always been able tn disprove snd give
'he lie to any auch ''discredited politic!
an" aa Ross wus, who would uot meet
him on the public pisiform. (A perton
who had been interrupting at this point
left the hall.) He wai torry o tnko up
so much time with Itnsa, but ns lhis wss
a labor constituency he thought he
ought to clear himself in regnrd to the
Goto Japanese question, nml broduolng
iflidavitsto show thst he Imd nuvui
had any thing to do »ith (into since he
had entered the Cabinet of Jlelli idu.
Mr. Bowser theu went on to explain
the Alien Immigration Act nnd how he
tad found out thst huge numbers of Alien workmen were being brought into
Canada in direct contravention of that
Aot, and when it wns thrashud nut in
duurt it waa found out that lho Liberal
government had lifted that Act by a secret order in oouncil thereby ll nding the
province with men where already wns sn
■yer supply of labor. Of course this
benefitted Rosa, he wns a railroad contractor and that was why his v.,ice wna
lifted up to defend Laurier'* nc ion in repealing the Act.
He then went on to Sir Wilfred's Na-
vd Policy and Railroad Policy and
wound up with one of the finest arguments against reciprocity tint has hem
heard in this campaign. Mr. Bowser
made s powerful and mind-holding speech
whioh was greatly aided hy hia domineering personality. We would like to have
given hia whole speech, but luck of
space forbids.
The meeting waa then drawn to a close
•ith a vote of thanks to the chairman,
and then three hearty cheers for the At
corney-Oeneral and singing of the Na-
ttonal Anthem.
Eemains Interred  In
Cumberland Cemetery
Former   Eesident   of
Comox Dies In The
United States
W. J. Qoard, piano tuner, will bu in
Cumberland andDistrict thu beginning of
October, Reserve your piano for hm.
Do not forget that the polling Booths
close at five o'clock not seven aa in the
provinoial elections.
There it a alight typographical error in
our editorial in teferennce to the Autonomy Bill, it ought to ited: "Ont uf the
first qualifications of a candidate is that Canadian  Order   of   (leavers,
he be a man of bis word and will live up Province of British   Columbia.
to hit pledges at Mr. Clements did do in
the caae of Autonomy Bill. Tba electors
of this dsitnet will put Ross where belongs, in the also-ran-class on tht 2ttt."
Mr. Krnest Horwood of tht B. 0. Telephone Company Isavss this evening ou
a week's holiday to Victoria,
On laat Thursday Mias Mabel White,
seeond eldest daughter uf Mr. tnd Mrs.
0. White of Minto, wat united in marriage to Mr. Thus. Robinson of this oity
Tbe Rev. Mr. Freeman of Qrace Methodist Church, performed tht marriage ceremony.
Womtna te Mints Coata, Dreu
Mr. R, J. (llasebrook  of Mlnto  hss
bean appointed Deputy organism for the
lor  the
He will
be in town for a month, and would liko
to interview the young mon of the town,
enlightening them on the principal uf tlo
Order and the benefits to bo derived from
joining it. Hisheadquartets will bo at
Russel's Barber Simp. ■•
A vote for Clement moans .1 vole for
a man of his word; ra tbe Autonomy
In the old,duvs Laurier wasn .ym.
boi of power nfter thn election lie won't
even be a powerful symbol.
At tho present time Camilla is nue of
Oooda, Jerseyi, Knit Kimonoa,.'I""'1»»M™»F'"'"' ■■
Bloutaa Shawla. and Faioinators, i world mid it would pe
Underakirta Might Oownt, ato. | any chance on destroy
Ju.toF.n^pforW^dWint.r ity monkeyir,g wl,„ "
miries  in  the
folly  to   tnko
dug tlml pn spur
«   ...   t    •    1   a      . .-   n-.       The 0. T. P. Railway was to cost
Mr. John Lewis, leader of the City «Qnn/winn .   .1 ,      	
' 1180000000 to tbo I plo Wid lie finish-
Baud it anxious to get boy pupil, to h»rnjec,in ,9U    ^   ^  ^   ^    ^
tomt band inttromtnt, during tht winter. *169i0oo,000 and will not ho Complot.
months, and to help strenghten the Band. | „■ untii 1015; niaybo Hoss ean explain
Dr. D. K. Kerr dentist, ia in town and! it, wc would liko to henr lum toll how
will remain a couple of weeks. ILaurier builds railroads with the  tux
Mr. Davidson, of tha firm of Smith payor's monoy; for it rich corporation tu
Davidson* Wright wat in town thit w,*' draw dividends. On why don't he ox-
on buaineaa. I plain how they sent   tho Niobo'on  it
politicsl errand into 11 harbor thut. lunl
only fourteen feet of water when  tho
vessel draws twenty feet.    Hnrd ninl
Duncan Ross is circulatinga oard in
Wt art tony to record the demise
an old resident of thit community. A
had tempered cuss but faithful to his
friends he wu admired by thott who
knew him, bated by thott wbo felt his'
I teeth.   Togo of the  Cumberland  Hotel tlu' district signed Duncan Hoss the
I madt his exit latt night it 12.00 midnight, Peoples cuuidute.   Nut nf let' tlic 21 nt.
The funeral nf the lute Hugh McMillan took plaeo last Haturday Sept.
Oth for the Cumberland (Catholic)
cemetery and  was largely  attended
Tho following gentlemen acted as
pul|l|on.ers: VI. Harrison, A. Dewar
A. Graham, Q. Harvey, W. Brown,
M.  Heiniessy.
lieluw is tlio list of floral tributes :-
Bouquets—Mrs. snd J. L. Brown,
Mrs. uud T. Hickson, Mrs. and H.
Oieech, Mrs.und Mrs. Victor Freloni,
Mrs. uud J. Webster, Mrs. aud I).
Walker, .Mrs. J. Thomson, Miss M.
Cut', Mrs. ,1. Matthews, Mrs. C. Bul-
jiguo and family, Mr. aud Mrs, Jos-
Wreaths—Mrs J. Smith, Mrs F.
Dillman, Mrs. and F. J. Dalby, Mrs.
mnl W. Harrison.
Crosses—ftfrs. and F. Parks and
family, Mrs. Pickup and family, Mrs,
A. Cameron,
■Sprays-Mrs, and V.Marinelli, Mrs
U lobes-Mrs:'W. Lobley, Mrs. H.
, Triangle—Mrs. and H. II.  Robinson,
We tako this opportunity of thank
ing all these kind friends and neighbors who by kind words and kindly
nets tried to comfort us in our recent
Ileivavement,, we also thank those for
the many beautiful floral tributes.
M us. McMillan and Sons
The News has it Odds in favor of Reciprocity, but thanks to the civil people of
heValley that we haven't many such odd
people in it.
The would be moral popple of Courtenay
are trying their beat to got the ptople interested in a new church, but are met
with a cold ahouider at every stage of the
Look out for tbe coming concert in November the procesda whioh is to gotowarda
erecting a now church.
Courtenay ia beginning to have the ap-
pearance nf a flourishing little town, all
that is required now is a paper to cap all
The question is, would it be better to
uphold West Kent beans or turn Canada
into a dumping ground ior all the world ?
Why, uphold the beans of course.
1) ib Cud mora I ss returned after a abort
trip to the I'rairie Provinces. Bob says
C.mrtenay looks.good to him.
Not a word regarding the record of
the Government, reciprocity, roolproci.
iy. What about the Q, '1'. P. ami tint
Alien Immigration Act also the Navy
Ontiailu ought to sand business men
Iiiiiiu hor niliuiiistrntiunsnt Ottawa,
Doctors, Lnwyors etc. are all right in
tln'ir placo, but the business of a country Wants to be rug by businuss men,
look ut the reciprocity pact. Would
any sanfc business concern gone into
any treaty or agreement without consulting thoir experts or having their
exports look into it 1 Nixy. Canada
with two ohl fogeys signing a treaty,
fixy Uncle Sum, seven hundred experts
out for one year, each man nn expert in
his own depaiiiucnt.lx'foie any talk of
an agreement. When you go to the
polls on the 21st remember the Alaska
lioundary and every business deal Canada has had with the U. 8. Mark your
ballot for Clement and Canada for the
We have just received tht news of
the sudden death of Mr. John Anderton eldest son nf Mr. and Mrt. Wm,
Anderton, of Comox, who died on last
Saturday, September 9th, at Oil
City, Pennsylvania, U. & A. Tha
deceased came to his death 'tool
holora morbus
The lato Mr. Anderton was well
and favorably known having resided
in Comox District some eighteen
years ago. His death came as a severe
blow to his relatives, for if w« are informed right, he was anticipating vising his old home once again; the only
thing preventing hiscoming was soma
contract which lie intended completing before visiting his relatives. -But
alas, tho grim reaper carried him off
tin the above dute.
Desides his parents he leaves four
brothers und sister to mourn his loss,
Joo who resides with his parents st
Comox, Leo whu lives at Courtenay, and James and Edward, residing
in Victoria, and Mrs. Downey, Comox.
The deceased waa 49 years of age.
A Birthday Social will be held in
the Basement a the Presbyterian
Church on Tuesday evening Sept. 19.
A good evening's entertainment will be
provided. Each person is expected to
donate one cent for each year of hit or
her age. Envelopes will be colected at
the door.
Lulies of the congregation are requested to provide refreshments.
Look out for the Eagles Grand Parade antl Basket Pic-Nio on Friday,
Sept., 22nd. The City Baud wiU ba
io attendance.
FOR SALE-Twenty-two young Berk
shire pigs, fifteen weeks old, will deliver
at Union Bay for $6.00 sack, if lot art
taken at once- Apply to F. C, Jonea
Coombs P. O.
FOR SALK-Two horses suitable for
any kind of work; weight IT to 18 hundred. Apply to Herman Helm Capt
Law, B. C.
WANTED-Holders of acreage, land
in vicinity of Victoria, Oak Bay ot
Saanich diatrict. Mutt be close in. Apply box 787 Victoria, B. 0.
Dr. D.E. Kerr, dentist, will be ill
Cnmberland on and after September
FOR SALE- The Cumberland Caft.
Fur particulars apply at tht Caft.
FOR SALE -Three business prtmiaee
in good location on Dunsmuir Avtnut.
For particulars apply Mrs. A. Jonas.
Look out far ths Ragles Parade aad
Basket Picnic September 22nd.
Mrs. Williamt, dressmaker ud
milliner, opposite open houae,
»pf etpttn
I bog to notify tlio public that on
tho ilrst of Septum bar I purchased the
business recently carried on by E, C.
Emde. I will continue to carry on same
lino of work, satislaction guaranteed.
Hoping for a cotinuation of your pat-
rouiige, I remain yours,
Tommy Nakaniihi
Having sold my bicycle business,
all accounts due must be paid, to me.
Those having accounts will render
snino to me,
E C Enpi,
Effect in Light and Shadow
Tbe woman 'a cheeks wimi* scarlet;;
the tnan smiled idieepishly, Clifford
Broome took iu tbe situation nt a
"I beg your pardon)" bo murmured,
conscious tba£ it waa Saturday after*
mum*, and that he had returned somewhat unexpectedly.
" I trust "— -
1' Not a wunl, Misa Eden—not a
word, it vou please," stammered tbe
lawyer, the prospect of explain,tions
adding tenfold t<> his embarrassment
"1 left some papers behind me. Thank
Mr.  Sale,   iIuihI in'ternoon."
With thut be turned In precipitate
flight, and was half-way down Bedford
Kow before it struck him tbat hia behaviour was scarcely logical. After
all, there is ne need for a man te
apologise for entering liis own private
olliee. Yet. though head of the firm
of Clifford, Wyldo, & Hroome. he had
always found it a matter of snme diiti
eulty to realise his position; Bavo for
liis secretary and an otflco buy of sera
phte demeanor, the pot alto of a North
London choir, tbere was not a mombor
of his st.tff ot whom he was not sec
.retly in awe. To tho managing clerk,
white-haired old gentlemen who had
hale.    But  I trust yon are in no very
great hurry to leave usf"
a wn
ged I
practice, Hroome Wl
hoy; even the Juno
in years to bis oni]
defence laid claim
forty, though in re
thirty eight. Mr.
manager, of course
by this pious fraud
the founder
,-as no more
or clerk  wav
Of   the
than a
oyer, who in self-
to lieing five nnd-
!ity a chicken of
Staplehurst, the
wa« not deceived
bo recalled a day
mu rfhich the then junior partjor bad
stalked up Bedford Uow proud in the
birth of a son who now snt in his office chair.
Clifford  Hroome bad been  bom and
bred in the sober atmosphere of lied
ford   How, and among liis earliest  re
collections  were   heavy,  decorous  dinners at his father's  house in  Queen's
Square, at which those kindly, decorous gentlemen whose salaries lie never
paid without a blush had on occasion
been   guest s.       Years   before   he   had
been   articled    to   the    younger     Mr,
Wylde-Mr.   Broome,  senior,  had  died
while his son  was nt the university—
he   bad   reverenced   those   clerks,   and
though past  middle ugo, it  was  with a
certain diffidence thut  he rang liis bell
to summon one or other of them from
the outer office.      They were antiquated in tlieir ideas, wedded to tiie routine  of other  days,  jealous  of  precedent, slaves to a conservatism in everyday   affairs;   he   realised   their   limitations,  and  time  and  again   liad  spent
hours of an evening in simple, if laborious,   drudgery   rather   than
thom by engaging an extra clerk
in   up-to-date  business  methods,
ho admitted tbe absurdity of tbe position, but  made no effort to free himself from his shackles, content to leave
it  to time to  rid  him  of the  burden]was
of  those  four   reverend   old men of t
uon.  A bachelor of simple  habit
ample private  means, he accepted the
situation  and   made  the best of it;  he
was  proud     of  the    practice    whicli,
thanks to old connections and personal
initiative,   held   its   own   in   spite   of
modem  competition;  and,    being    of
eclectic   tastes,   congratulated   himself
that  his  staff should  be  in  sueh  perfect   keeping   with   their    eighteenth-
contury    surroundings.      Tlieir    sriowv
bro  black   matched  the
tM'.iif   ; ■ t   still   darker
once tie had caught himself gazing
abstractedly at the woman as she bent
above her work; tho dean-eu; features
silhouetted against the mai'jg.tny bureau dark and lustrous us ber chestnut
hair, the tone of her skirts: blending
with that of the wainscot, the play of
the light upon the snowy blouse to
which a bunch of crimson carnations I
gave a vivid splash of color, appealed'
to his artistic  perception.
" Satisfied, Mr. Staplehurst?" The
managing clerk had sought some expression of his employer's views as to
the rosult of the new departure.
" Satisfied T I am charmed." Let it be
•■aid that each individual member of
the ^ttitf in his heart of beans was prepared to sacrifice principle and en
der"!' Clifford Broome's opinion.
It wa- the junior clerk who wrought
the mischief, and at his presumption
it seemed as if a spirit of unrest hud
entered the nlliee, Hroome for the tirst
time in his life showed signs nf irritu
tiility. Mr. Staplehurst's reserve developed into settled gloom, high words had
passed t>etween Messrs, Heeching and
Sale, while Mr, 1'ierce, hitherto regarded as a man of' mildly sarcastic
wit. was transformed into a cynic
Stephen Sale, blind to a state of tilings
for wliich he was responsible, develop*
ed the most alarming symptoms; bo
bullied tho serapb, worried his fellow-
clerks, got upon his employer's nerves,
and meanwhile, as was shrewdly suspected, made love to tho confidential
The  solicitor realized  that  what  hi
had seen that afternoon fully confirmed
the  general   surmises,    Obviously   Mr
Sale had  proposed;  it was as obvious
that Miss  Edou had  accepted him; aud
tbe solicitor had  not  reached  the end
nf Bedford How ere embarrassment had
given way to emotions vastly different.
Here was a pretty ending to an experiment  which  had held  such promise of
success,   and    yet    Hroome    could   not
blame  himself  for  being blind  to the
bility of sueh a denouement. The
ir clerk was five-ami forty, the sec
■dary but half his years; Stephen Sale
.as bald as a  coot,  Florence  Eden  in
he heyday of womanly perfection. And
et. when he came to consider the mat-
tor   more  closely,  he  admitted   tbat  of
there   had*   certainly   been   mueh
successor to Mis:
question;   there
the   hi
id their
shadow at
solicitor   with
connoisseur befoie a  por
-aim than that
linen   antl   s
dark   oak   p ..„
furniture to  perfection;   indeed, in the
twilight of a  winter afternoon the pi<
ture   of   the   old   gentlemen   immerse
in   some   legal   question,   witb   boo1'
and  documents about  them, ai
ivory   features standing  oul   in   m
relief against  the depth
their   bucks,   tilled   tli
the joy of ; _____*______________,
trait [iroup   by   Uenibnuit.
No (lity church  breathed
phere of greater
in which the clerks might I
for cathedral clergy, and w
ly     every     whit    as    antagonistic    to
change;  and  it  hail   cost  Hroome  days
of  misgiving and   nights of  unrest ere
he   had   summoned   courage   to   inform
his staff that  pressure of business hnd
decided him in making an addition to
their number in  the  person of a lady
Upon  each  of  his clerks  the  tidings
bad   a   different   effect.       Mr.   Staple
hurst's  attitude  was  that   of  a   parish
priest   the   chief   "f   whose   flock    has
lapsed   into  heresy.      Earnestly,   but
with    admirable    decorum,   lie   remonstrated against  tin' innovation,  reason
nd  with   his  principal;  and. argument
failing,   had   adopted   an   air   of   pas
sive     disapproval. Mr.      Heeching,
whose, sixty five  years  bad   not  cooled
the fires of youth, vvas for handing in
liis    resignation;    Mr
but   just   1 hreeseore.      .^____
ruin   his   prospects   in   life  by   a  siim.
nrlv   drastic   course,       Both   gentlemen
expressed a  fine contempt  for the  pus
illanirnity  of   Mr.   Stophen   Sale,    the
bald-headed   junior   clork.   in   bending
the   knee   to   Haul.       Kven   tbe
boy  so   far   forgot   bis  dignity
soloist   to   whistle   when   appri
the news.     Mr. Reaching
on   his   fingers  the   previnm
upon which tbe p " *'
been    broken    by
Neither   principal,   clerks,   nor
likely to forget that   Monday
Tierce,     though
was   prepared
that was strange in Mr, Sale's manner,
lie remembered having heard the lat.
ter discussing with his friend Mr,
Tierce the merits of two rival preparations for the hair; and had remarked
thai the gentleman in question liad.
without apparent reason, taken to
lunching rather later than bad been
his custom, and, most suspicions of all,
had on occasion returned to the office
about the same time ns Miss Eden.
Apart   from   tbe   absurdity   of   it.
;Kale's   conduct   was   unpardonable.   It
affront,   a    personal    injury,
which his em ploy or felt justified in resenting,    What  right had the man  to
rob him   of  one who  had already beta integral part of his office? A
Eden was out of the
as   uot   another   wo-
London   capable   of   attaining
standard   the   secretary  had
The   holder  of  the  position   must
be   self effacing,   must   recognize   that
she was no more than a  detail  in an
harmonious whole.    A  blonde wns impossible; a tartan blouse, a check skirt,
would ruin the atmosphere of the office.
There   were   women   who   affected   such
abominations.    Hesides, in all probability be would lose Mr. Sale as well, and
be faced with tbe necessity of employing   some   youth   of   up todute   ideals.
Whereupon the spirit of the nlliee would
vanish  before a  whirlwind  of blatant
modernity,    Wing-collars, brown shoes,
ami nbstrnsive neckwear would destroy
tbe    prevailing    scheme    of    coloring,
Hroome  hated   fancy waistcoats, and a
junior cleric's wardrobe, he  knew, invariably contained a   unique selection.
The lawyer passed a wretched weekend,  during  which   he  realized  the  futility   of   attempting   to   reason   with
liis  love-lorn  employees,  nud  on   Mon-
lay arrived at his office with the gloom
iest   forebodings.   The   morning   passed
slowly.     Miss   Eden   sat   with   bowed
head above her  typewriter;  while the
man, after dictating a dozen letters in
rather disjointed  fashion,  relapsed into
silence.    When  the secretary  prepared
to go out to lunch an hour earlier than
was her custom, her employe?1; who had
boen watching ber furtively the morning through, noticed something unusual
in her manner.
" Mr. Broome"—the man shuddered
in anticipation of the worst—''1 wish
to leave, if you please, ns soon as"—
"My dear Miss Eden!" Hroome rose
with every sign of embarrassment,
Though the girl's words bad but con
firmed tho fears that had haunted twr
Bleoplesi nights, he seemed hardly tc
realize their meaning. "My dear Miss
Etlen, but  why?"
"Something has happened, Mr.
Hroome." The oval fae.e flushed; the
clear voice sank to a whisper, "T think
you   will   nnderstund.   Va   rather   say
of the
wli ist l«
uhi count
office had
of  such
boy are    .
morning when Miss Florence Eden en
tered the service of Clifford, Wylde,
k Hroome. The staff masked their
sense of dissatisfaction beneath a dig
nified reserve, their employer his ner-
by an attempt at nonchal
Both parties failed of their
Clifford   Broome   with   ignom
""Tnor    dears!"   sighed    M
ns   she   look   her   way   'lown    Bedford
Row,  at   five   o'clock   some   len   days
after her arrival.
A week passed, a fortnight, and the
attitude of the office underwent a
gradual change. Even Mr. Heeching
the ultra-fastidious, apart from the
metallic click of the unspeakable machine she operated, could find but little
fault with Miss Eden. She was com-
mendably quiet, her voice was soft
and subdued, and she seemed at pains
to dress as if in deference to the tastes
of those about her. in harmony with
the Ntyle of her surroundings, Broome
wns   duly   appreciative.       More
"As yet. of course, "Miss Kden." The
lawyer felt it was incumbent upon bim
-to accept the situation in as gracious
a spirit as wns possible. "As yet. of
course. 1 quite understand. T nm
sure   I  am"—
It was his intention to congratulate
her. After all. Stfphen Sale must be
an eligible parti; but as he glanced at
the girl, who had suddenly raised her
hpad, the words stuck in bis throat.
"I am sorry to lose you—very sorry." he stammered, conscious that it
was imperative to say something.,
"Thank you, Mr. Hroome. I, too, am
very sorry. T have been very happy
here—very happy indeed. "Every one
has been so kind—so very kind.'' She
paused for a moment, and then came n
deepening of her color, n little depre
eating movement nf her bunds, ns she
added, "And if you fplease, ynu must
not blame Mr. Rale. You won't, will
yon ?''
Not blame Mr. Wale! Till that mo
ment he had nevor realized the enormity of that gentlomnn's conduct; yet
what could ho do or say in face of the
appeal in those dark, wistful eyes! He
laughed, or rather made an ineffective
attempt at doing ho.
j "Of course not. Let me say that in
than [a sense  I am   in  sympathy  with Mr.
I shoufd like to go, if you please, as
soon as you eau tind some one to take
my place."
"A mutter of sheer impossibility."
Again the lawyer tried to rise to the
occasion, but his tones, though emphatic, were despondent. "Hnt you
would do me a great kindness if you
could manage to remain with us all "for
another week.'1
For a moment the woman stood silent, with clouded brow, and then murmured as if with an effort, "As you
wish, Mr. Hroome.    I will try."
She turned rather swiftly; and tbe
nther fancied there were tears in her
eyes as he held wide the private door
which opened directly upon the landing.
Clifford Hroome leant back in his
chair with a groan and stared blankly
nt his junior clerk. He hnd scarcely
reeovensl from the shock of his brief
interview with his secretary ere Mr.
Stephen Sale had bluntly informed bim
nf his desire to resign his position.
"My dear Sale, this is wholly unex
pec ted," gasped the solicitor, whose
manner bore witness to the truth of the
statement. '' Surely you cannot bave
any real reason for wishing to leave the
Ilrm after more ihan twenty the years'
"I am sorry to do so, sir; but there
are private reasons which prompt ine to
the step I am taking. Terhups you will
understand "-■-
"Yes, yes. Mr. Sale. 1 understand
perfectly." The whole sorry business
was only too obviouB to him, and his
state of mind did not permit nf con
graduations in the case of his clerk. "
am indeed sorry that yon should tak
such a course so unexpectedly, and 1
think I am entitled to ask you whethci
you cannot reconsider your decision.
Perhaps Mr. Staplehurst might give you
some advice."
"I have mentioned the matter to my
colleagues—to lhe managing clerk, to
Mr. Heeching, aud Mr. Tierce—and
thev have approved the course I suggested. Indeed. 1 may say they hnve
ictfld most kindly, most generously in
the matter."
Stephen Sale spoke with feeling, and
his employer noticed tbat the blue eyes
beneath the heavy gold spectacles were
unwontedly bright. So the staff had
given their approval to this piece of
folly. Broome had no patience for
such a pack of old fools. Were they
blind to the absurdity of their junior's
conduct, of this ill assorted match?
"Well, I must ask you to study my
convenience to the extent of giving me
a few days in which 1 can consider my
future arrangements. You cannot fail
to understand how much 1 am upset by
this event, which is unparalleled in the
llistow of this oflice. Would vou be
so good as to tell Mr. Staplehurst I
should like to sec hiin before he goes
nut   tn   lunch?"
Even Clifford Hroome admitted that
his junior clerk seemed conscious of his
shortcomings; no man looked less tbe
successful suitor thnn Stephen Sale as
he stole out of the private oflice without
another  word.
" It's a very painful matter. Mr.
Clifford"-—tbe managing clerk was pri-
v ileged in the form of his address—
"and you will understand iny feelings."
"I do, Mr. Staplehurst." The other's
manner was sympathetic, and   Broome
was duly appreciative.    "Sale made
serious mistake, and, T think, will  do
nothing towards bettering it by leavin
the firm."
The old gentleman nOd'ded gravely.
"That is what I told him when he first
informed us of what bad happened;
but Mr. Heeching and Mr. Tiereo were
strongly of the opinion thnt there was
nothing for him to do but to resign;
and, after all, bis feelings in the matter must be considered. And there's
Miss Eden, wbo is unite one nf us. Mr.
Clifford," he continued. "As I said to
Mr. Heeching only a week ago, I don't
know whut the oflice would be without
Miss   Eden."
"And she leaves us on Saturday. She
has made up her mind."
'' Personally I had hoped she would
not do so," sighed Staplehurst. gloom-
ily, "It is the one thing that Sale
Well, X don't know what he expect
ed," snapped Hroome. "lle might have
thought of that before he made a fool
of himself. He has acted disgracefully."
"111-a.lvisodiy, Mr. Clifford. Sale,
let me tell you in confidence, having
committed this error of judgment, has
done all that lies in his power. Indeed,
he has acted nobly, as I 'd have had n
sou of mine act; and bis friends Mr.
Heeching and Mr. Tierce have most
generously given him their help. Believe me, Mr. Clifford. Miss Eden will
not leave this office with her future unprovided for,"
"I understand, Mr. Staplehurst; and
you've  had  a   hand   in   it,   I.   know."
Hroome    knew   hi-   managing   clerk "s
generosity, and when it came to a wed
ding   present,   felt    sure   no   expense
would   be   spared.     "<>f   course.   Miss
Eden shall have some token of the high
esteem in which I bold hcr.    It is large
ly for her sake that  I wish Sale could
be persuaded  to stay with us."
The wrinkled  old  face brightened.
"Then   perhaps,   Mr.   Clifford,   you
might ask her to use her influence with
Sale.    The last thing in the world she
would wish is that he should leave."
"Thank you, Mr. Staplehurst; I'll
see what I can do," said Broome; and
the other went out to lunch. Surely
there never was a match that occasioned such general depression.
first time made some feeble attempt at
a definite analysis of hia feelings; he
was eouseious of an overwhelming joy
at the prospect of the possible retention
of his secretary, and a sudden inspiration seised him.
"Hut we want >ou. Miss Eden—all
of us, including Mr. Sale. 1 am sore; I,
perhaps, more"——
"You, Mr. Hroome!" The woman's
glance was down bent; her employer
had paused beside her chair.
"Yes, 1." Th.1 lawyer spoke slowly
very gravely.
■•Tor the'sake of the office?" There
was a note of petulance in the question.
"Yon are alwavs thinking of the office."
"I im thinking of myself— of you."
A hush fell upon tbe room; the ether
did not raise her head,
"And von want me to stav in the
"Yes - no," hammered Clifford
Broome,  '' with   me.''
What Immediately followed is known
to two peoplo only, but when, half an-
lout later, Mr. St-iplehurst entered the
room he was amazed to find miss Eden
seated in the principal's
its owner stooping above it
'■ Trav como in.'' stamiiifi
" You wish to 800 me?"
The mntmgiug clerk
"The    -tuff    wished
"I am sure she will be delighted. Am
I in the way?" answered Hrunme with
a guilty air which' struck • Messrs.
Staplehurst. Heeching. and Tierce as inexplicable, and tbe woman stopped for
ward, somewhat   puzzled.
"Miss Eden"—the old gentleman's
voice bad the suspicion of a quaver in
it—"yon must pardon ns if our conduct
savors of an unwarrantable liberty; t
hope our good intentions will serve for
t»    :..   ,',;h,    tl,,,   inmost   *C
were loav-
chair   and
Bd Hroome
cleared    his
,    see    Miss
with  the
«.. . xcuse. It
grot thnt we heard that you
ing us; it was with regret even greater
tbat we learnt from our good friend
Mr. Sale, whose absence you will un
derstand, of the reasons that prompted you in making this decision. Of tbe
personal feelings of each one of us pro
sent I'll say nothing, bnt we are unanimously of the opinion that the staff
of this office owe you amends fnr the
cirtuimstanees which have compelled
your resignation. You have won our
esteem, Miss Eden—may I say it? our
hearts—the hearts of four louely men
who now ask you to accept a token of
their regard."
The speaker paused and handed the
woman a folded sheet of paper.
"It is gooil of you; it really ib,"
sho stammered.    "What is it?"
Clifford   Hroome bent  beside hcr for
a moment.    When he rose there was a
mist before his eyes. The shadow:
deepening, aud the last glow of a
sou sunlight lit the three earnest
"Au annuity of fifty pounds!" He
spoke as if to himself.
"Oh. Mr, Staplehurst, Mr, Heeching.
Mr. Tierce, how very, very kind! Rut
I don't think I can take it. I don't
think that I shall want it now.
see, I am not going away **'"
at least not very far away
Tbe three faces were blank, and then
their principal spoke, much after the
fashion of an urchin who has been
caught in wrong doing.
"Miss Eden is going to be married
but,"—he stammered—''but, if you
ean understand me. will not entirely
sever her connection witli the firm."
Mr. Tierce nudged his friend Mr.
Heeching, who in turn looked at the
managing clerk, upon whom the situation dawned but slowly,
"Miss Eden."' be stammered after
a moment's hesitation. '' we brought
what we feared was a farewell gift; we
trust that instead you will accept it as
adding present."
Ynu' old dears!'
ence Eden, and took
band  in turn,
Clifford   Hroome gazed
in silence, conscious that be had never
set eyes on a liner effect  "    "         *
Ninety people in every hundred who
lo not possess pianos will get them as
This is a record approached
by no other business in the
world, and is the more wonderful because the firm was only established in 1874. It means that ever
since the birth of the Essen works an
average of four cannon for every working day iu the year have beeu manufactured in these gigantic shops, which,
at pressir, employ fiO,000 workmen and
0.000 officials.
There is nothing of its kind in Great
Utitaitt which can compare with the
firm of Krupp, yet, for all that, somo
of the great British businesses have outputs of which thc figures are so huge
that they are positively staggering.
Doultons, for instance, mane thirty
miles of drain pipes a week, nnd at
Hurslem turn out dinner plates nt the
rato of 92,000 a week. Small wonder
that they use up 100,006 font of clay
in the year.
To take quite another form of business, the big Heading biscuit firm of
Huntley and Tn lm or make 4 ,.100 mil
lions of biscuits in a year, or about 1.1,■
000,000 in every working day. It
takes the milk of 19.000 cows and the
eggs of 150,000 hens to help to form
this n'mosi appalling total.
This year is celebrated the third con
tenary of the authorized version of the
Bible. . The Oxford University Tress
uses flOO tons of paper yoarly for the
sole purpose of printing Hibles. and can
turn them out'at thc rate of about one
every two seconds during working
hour's. The supply of ready printed
sheet* is so huge that an order of 500,-
000 .copies can easily be filled.
We spoke just now of tho Doulton
works. The famous Sevres manufactory, which belongs to the Erench government, has a comparatively tiny output, being in all only a little 'tver lly
000 pieces jn the year. Hnt small as
is the output, it is, piece for piece, by
far the most costly in the.world. Eac'i
piece is of an average value of sixty-
three shillings.
Figures are apt to be du'l if administered in too heavy doses; but it may
give some idea of the enormous demand
for the common things of life if we
give a few scattered instances of the
output of factories nf various kinds.
There is a firm in South London
which makes 40.000 bricks every working dny, a Nuremburg pencil factory
which gives to the world nearly 100,-
000,000 pencils yearly. There is a canning factory in Singapore which cans
10,000 pineapples daily.
settings. The making of a pair of
humming bird shoes takes six months.
In deference tn a curious superstition,
a holiday was on Ascension Day observed at Lord Fenrhyn's quarries at
Bethesdu. Year after year a fatal accident occurred at the quarry ou Ascension Hay, with the result that the quar ■
rymeu declined to work. The day hus
now been set apart by the management
as a holiday.
I'luying for thirty hours and fifteen
minutes, Lowis Thorpe, Pennsylvania,
broke all records the other day for continuous piano playing, without showing
any signs of tho strain. He was fed and
given stimulants while he played. His
record is without equal, the nearest approach to it being Wuterbnry's record
of twenty eight hours and thirteen minutes.
For each of thc new White Htar
steamers, Olympic and Titanic, the full
complement is given as .1,340 persons,
made up of 730 first class passengers,
100 of whom are carried in single-berth
cabins, flilO second class, some ulso in
single berth cabins, and 1,200 third
class. The officers and crew number
till, the engine-room complement \Vi2_
whilo the remaining 471 are accounted
for by the stewards and victualling department,
A flight of stairs has boen erected in
Paris over whieh 14,000,000 persons
hnve passed without so much as scratching the surface. These steps are almost imperishable, for in the concrete
of which they are constructed a generous proportion of carborundum has been
introduced, and since the earborundum
is almost as hard as the diamond, it
has given the concrete a wearing quality which uo marble or granite could
possibly approach.
Roman painters and writers have
beeu giving their views as to what
should constitute the regulation attire
for the male sex in future. Out of
1,000 answers received no fewer than
840 decided fot a radical change in
men's fashions. Leonardo Huzzarn, the
artist, would like to see the number ot
buttons reduced, the high stiff collar
done awav with, and the soft hat adopted. Alfrodo Melnni is an enemy to
the prevailing fashion because it is colorless and without folds. Ugo Fleres,
the writer, is in favor of trousers lieing dispensed with on tho ground that,
this garment is an enemy to sculpture.
i were
■' earnest faces,
after all—
a   we
murmured   Fl<>r
each outstretched
al   the group
light ai
do not p..
soon as they get tbe money.
Terbnps the most riskv course is
look for a bargain in an auction roi
Many of the instruments put up to auction nowadnys have been manufactured
specially for the purpose. Keep off!
They are worthless creations of jerry-
Make up your mind, positively, how
much yon intend to give. Han't let
the dealer spend time explaining the nd
.antoges   of
seventy-gninea    instru
i-nt when thirty guineas i
your limit.
There  is as great  a  difference in; the
mere is.      g^ ^___ ^.^ ftg thp„*B
tone of pianos m .n.™. , ... .
between the prices themselves, and the
-  •Ji....«,w,iT,+   you.   and
what yon
comparison   may   disappoint   you
leave you  hankering aft
cannot afford.
Look for a  good name, a name wiell
known.      And  don't  be enticed away
from it.
About lhe case.      Well, rosewood  is
be   leading   the   fashion' just
uo cases change
..-id   to
now, but fashions iii pio
almost as frequently as in the millinery
world.     Walnut ' and   mahogany   are
fairly popular.
Pon't look for beautiful carving: for
nine mysterious reason piano mannfac-
urers generally place the prettiest trap-
lings on thc worst internals. Choose
plninnens.     The plainer
When you step on the penny-in-the
slot weighing machine, and see the index on the dial turn to, say, twelve
stoue, do you ever consider what part
of that weight is your own flesh nnd
bone, and what the clothes that cover
If not, try weighing yourself in your
birthday suit next time you have a
Turkish bath. The difference will surprise you. for you will find that it is
quit«' a stone aud possibly more.
It seems absurd that we should carry
such a weight about wherever we go.
It is more than the equivalent of a
healthy baby of three to four months'
old; but the fact is that it is impossible
to get on with much less.
The very lightest summer dress that
a 'mnn can wear weighs fully eight
pounds. A suit of the thinnest tweed
or flannel weighs four pounds, and an
ordinary pair of Oxford shoes, size
eights, nearly two pounds. • This only
leaves a margin of two pounds for underwear, shirt, braces, hat, socks and
gloves. 4
Ordinary clothes are a deal heavier.
A suit of ordinary dark tweeds such as
any business mau wears, weigh about
six pounds and a quarter, while a Inb
orer's outfit is even heavier still.
A pair of corduroy trousers will pull
tbe scale at three pounds ur a trifle
over, and a coat and waistcoat belonging to a keeper were found to weigh
four pounds ten ounces.
The same man wore a flannel shirt
weighing a pound all but an ounce, anil
bis hob-nail boots were two pounds ten
ounces .each. His. gaiters even when
clean and quite free from mud weighed a pound and three quarters for the
$ay that his underwear, together with
tie", collar, and braces, weighed another
pound and a half, and that his breeches
whicli were of stout Bedford cord came
to two pounds and a half, it is plain
thnt this marl, walked/abroad, burdened
by] garments : weighing sixteen pounds
eight (winces.
An overcoat makes a formidable ad-1
dition to the weight of the average
man's garments. An.ordinary medium1
winter overcoat weighs just on' five
pounds, and a mackintosh solid enough
to stand a day's rain four pounds and
a quarter.
Women boast that they, ean dress
more lightly thnn men, and, indeed, a
leading dressmaker hav declared thnt
ihe can dreijs a customer) from hat to
shoes at n weight of under five pounds.
Itut very few women wnlk abroad in
ch gessnmer attire. A skirt is a
heavier article thnn a pair nf trousers,
and. a. wontnn's bat' averages eight
,Jncos to 'the four which is all that a
tweed cap weighs. The ordinary outfit of on ordinary woman weighs fully
twelve pounds, and, compared with her
size and musculnr power, is heaviof than
that of her husband.
the case the sounder the instrument.
And do not choose as much with the
eye as with the ear.
The old masters
Fashion hns taken another step toward reducing the unhappy martyrs
to avoirdupois to complete despair.
Whnt eould bc more impossible for a
plump person than the uew hobble
We may refuse in self-respect to
wear the'bobble skirt itself, but tho
scant skirt, its sister fashion, is little,
if any. better. We must be decidedly
slender to wear either, consequently
strenuous methods of reduction must
be applied at ouce, the price of our
summer's indulgences.
Strenuous methods are methods demanding patient, unceasing self-control
nnd deprivation. They must not be
foolish methods, if one is to preserve
one's health. Tno rapid reduction is
decidedly dangerous for any one, nnd
any reduction is dangerous, without the
advice of a physician, for one who is
not well. Moreover, every individual
must select her own method and learn
from experience which oue will help
It is usually a pretty safe experiment
to cut one's menu in half—one egg instead of two in the morning, one slice
of toast instead of two. one helping
instead of two at dinner, etc. Most
of ns undoubtedly eat too much, aud
reducing the diet, while leaving us
hungry at first most of the time. Cannot do any harm if not carried to extremes. Moreover, it i* pretty sure to
be effectual. If in addition to thnt
we give up starches, sweets, and butter, taking dry toast instead of hot
or cold bread, and drinking no water
witb our meals, the results are bound
to be satisfactory.
The most recent, fad of the extremists has been for fasting a week or
more at a time, or a diet nf milk or
buttermilk for a longer time. Nothing of that sort should be tried exeept. under the doctor's orders, and witb
his watchful eye upon the effects of the
treatment. Moreover, one must expect to give up work and go to bed,
so. .that no strength will be required.
. Threo splendid movements to be used
Iin combination with this diet are, first,
rolling on the floor one hundred times
either once or twice a day. The cloth
.ng should be very loose for this and one
should work up to the hundred by degrees, b'econd, rising slowly on the
tiptoes, and then, with the knees stiff,
bending over until the finger-tips touch
the floor. This movement will require
patience and perseverance before it is
accomplished successfully, but it is very
important in hip reduction. Third,
extond'ing the arms on a level with the
shoulders nnd twisting the upper part
of the body first to one side and then
to the other slowly.
These latter twn movements pan be
practised frequently during the dny by
one who does her own housework. It
is also easy to bring them a surprising
number nf times into the process ot"
dressing in the morning, hut thev
should be practised many times over
by themselves both morning and night.
Florence Eden laughed. She had to;
time and again within the past four
days she had been on the brink of tears,
and nuw her laughter rose unbidden.
"Mr, Hroome, what made vou think
The lawyer colored.
"Hut 1 saw you—you and Mr. Sale.'
Miss Eden was serious in a moment;
she spoke  rather hurriedly.
"Yes. yes, I know. He did ask mo
to; but, you see, he is so much older
than I am, and—and—though I like
bim,  I don't, think  I  ever could"—
Hrootno folt as if tbe room was reeding round him; but. as lhe other paused, his relief found vent in words. He
rose nervously and took a turn of the
"It was stupid of me; and I. am
glad, as far as 1 can see. Miss Eden,
we need not lose you after all."
"Hut, there's Mr. Sale. It is not fair
to him that T should stay. He bas
more claim upon the firm than T."
Her employer wae silent, and for the
as wnn mc w»i.    ..... 	
used to be led blindfolded into the
warehouses. At each piano sat a player, and caeh player in turn rattled over
the keys while the composer listened,
ln this way the best was chosen.
- If you intend to stand the piano on
your carpet ask the denier to stand it
on the carpet in his shop. This will
give tbe piano the exact tone that you
may  expect to  hear when you get  it
Beware of the "Advertiser going
abroad." who is willing to dispose of
his or her piano "at a tremendous sacrifice, '' Very, very few of these people
are going abroad; they ore the mediums through which some firms dispose
of goods tbat cannot be sold in the ordinary woy.
Pay a good price. To buy a "cheap"
piano is very often to throw money
awny. And take expert. adViee. If
necessary buy the advice. You will
be glad in the end,
At Essen, that, great, grimy, city in
Westphalia, the firm of Krupp hate jwt
tiried oat their fifty thousandth g«n.
There is at least one country in the
world where it costs nothing to die. In
some of the enntons of Switzerland all
the dead,,$ich as well as poor, are buried at the public expense.
Tho Home Secretary announces that,
in order to encourage the production of
safe and efficient types of electric lamps
fo,r miners, a coHiery proprietor haa
placed at his disposal $5,000 to bc offered as a prize for the best lamp.
It is reported that a lady in Stirlingshire, Scotland, who has remained unwed, has been bequeathed an annuity
of $10 per week by a former admirer,
who left the country a good mnny years
ago and died n wealthy mon in America.
He also remained single to the oni of
his dnys. ,
The Swedes are probably the tallest
people in Kurope, nnd have, on the
whole, erect, handsome figures. To
some extent this advantage is due te
physical exercise, for Swedish gymnastics are compulsory in the elementnry
schools, and much used in other schools
and colleges.
The latest extravagance in footwenr
is seen in n London shop, where shoes
mnde of the breast feathers of humming birds are exhibited, priced at $2,-
500 the pair—thc highest price known
for   shoes  without   diamend   or  jewel
A man's twenty-first birthday is,
legally, tho most important in his life.
On that dny many things happen.
Xo longer is he an infant or minor.
For the first time he cnn mnke n will
and become the possessor of property.
Thuu, if a man marries before twenty
one ho cannot make a will leaving his
wordly possessions to others.
There is an exception to this rulo in
the case of soldiers who are on military
As elections are in the air it maybe mentioned that no one undor twenty-
one can become a member of parliament, or even n town councillor.
It is well known, too, that a minor
who runs into debt can only bo sued
for necessaries, though this is rather
an elastic term in the Inw courts.
When Chinsnse parents arrive at
about the nge of fifty-five their nffec-
tionatc sons and daughters club together and give them each a coffin, nnd
wish thorn mnny happy returns of the
day. When dentb comes those receptacles nro used for the purpose for
which they wero intended, ('nftins are
to be seen in many houses in China,
some of them being utilized as ward
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A Pleawmt Purgative.—I'a rmelee 's
Vegetable Hills are so compounded as
to operate on both the stomach and the
bowels, so that they act along the whole
alimentary aud excretory passage, They
aro not drastic iu their work, but mildly purgative, and the pleasure of taking
ing them is only equalled by the
gratifying effect they produce.' Com
pounded ouly of vegetable substances
the curative qualities of which were
fully tested, they afford relief without
chance of injury.
It has been suid that General Nogi,
who went to the coronation, is thc
greatest soldier poet alive, and that
(Ireat llritain's army has never boasted
such a one. Itut General Sir Ian Ham
i I ton, the commander in-chief in the
Mediterranean, is a poet of no mean
ordor, and has to his credit "A Ballad
of Hadji," "Icarus," and "A Jaunt
in a .lung." Then Samuel Taylor
Coleridge, the famous poet, served some
time in the ranks of our cavalry, iu
order, ho declared, to cure himself of
an absurd prejudice against soldiers!
The late David Christie Murray, poet,
playwright, and novelist, also sampled
the "horse soldiers"; James Thompson, author of the "City of Dreadful
Night," had been an army syhool
master for mauy years; General Wolfe,
the conqueror of Quebec, bad a neat
turn for verse and wrote many military ballads; uud there was n corporal
of Guards whose verses, written during
tho Crimean campaign, were very popti
lar with the troops.
To illust rote the '' offishness'' of
aome churches Rev, John Timothy Stone
told a story of a mun who sat through
the service one Sunday morning wearing his hat.
When requested to do so by an usher
he removed the hat smilingly. The
usher afterward asked him if he had
worn the hat purposely or if it was
merely absent-minded  negligence.
"No," said the man. "I have been
attending this church regularly for
nearly two years, and no one has ever
spoken to me in all that time. I just
thought I would leave my hat on my
head this morning to see if it would
serve as an introduction to some one.
1  am glad to meet you."
The latest craze among the Merlin
smart set is having one's portrait
flkctchel or painted while asleep. The
craze was stnrted by an Austrian oris
toerat. Countess iV,ivick, who, according to a current story, fell asleep while
waiting in the atelier of a well known
painter. Tho painter found the countess so charming as she slumbered tbnt
ho drew her in that condition . Tho
portrait was a great success.
A Thorough Pill.—To clear the ato
mac.h and bowels of impurities and irritants is necessary when their action is
irregular. The pills that will do this
work thoroughly are Parmelee's Vegetable Fills, which are mild in action
hnt mighty in results. They purge pain
lessly and effectively, und work a per
mauent cure. They can be used with
out fear by the most delicately con
stituted as there are no painful effect-
preceding their gentle operation.
Icelandic River, Man., Sept. .6th 1910
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that tells II..- whole slory, aud itl,
the capcrleuce lliat liundreila of thou.
Mm), have had In the pa.t4o yeara, and
it'* lhe ripei lend you will have—"II ia
the only iur« remedy"—
F«r Spavin. Ringbone, Cnrb, SplUt,
Swelling and All Umei.u
Sold br DruuLla 11.00 a Bottla, 6
bottle, iut ty". Keep it oil hand
alway,. lie reudy lor tile emergency.
Kendalr. .top. the lulu, stall, the
circulation. pen.tra*.sauri remove.the
catiae of IV disorder,. A,k for a free
copy of "A T-nlise on the Horae." If
■ot at dealer*, write to— 02
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Ah each change of season brings its change of fashion
iu millinery it becomes necessary for thc lovers of birds to
caution womankind against the alluring osprey,
After alt that hus been written nn this subject oae would
think there could not possibly be u single civilized woman
left, so utterly barbarian at heart, as to wear one of those
feathers. So much hit* been published in magazines aud
newspapers on this subject, so many pictures of the horrors
of collection huve been shown, that the woman who still
continues to deck herself out with this plumage brands herself ns really tigerish at heart. There is no longer the excuse of ignorance possible, and that wus the ouly excuse
that ever did exist. If you object to the wearing of ospreys
your milliner will likely tell yuu that "this one iH only-an
imitation," or that this kind is obtained without cruelty.
lhis does not shift the responsibility one bit from your own
shoulders, und to be on the safe side, it is wisest to oschew
this style of trimming entirely,
A writer in an eastern paper says:
"No ospreys or algrettoi aro painlessly procured, and
every womnn who wears them stumps herself us lucking in
heart and character. At present, in London, thut wonderful
etty, thero are few usprevH to be seen, 'I'he humane societies
do their work well, uud it is considered almost a disgrace
to be seen with ospreys. One society, iu its tight against
this horrible cruelty, employs sandwich men, who go about
with a scries of pictures showing the (lendish manner in
which ospreys are obtained. There is the mother bird and her
babies, happy and peaceful. Then along conies a man, pioneer
of civilization, who kills the bird nnd tears her lovely plumage from hcr body, and the last picture shows the little
birds clamoring for food and lastly lying dead from starvation. This series is begun und ended with a picture of a
gorgeous osprey labelled, "Tho budge of cruelty'' Let
every woman who weurs onpreys iu hor hat. or hair think of
tho cruelty that it implies. Let me suy it again,—there U
no osprey that is painlessly obtained and the woman who
wears oue is as cruel uh the man who kills the mother bird
and leaves the baby birds to die. Crueller evon, for the
man doos it simply fur a living, while a woman does it to
pander to her vanity.
'' 80 groat has this feeling about ospreys become that fewer
und fewer are being seen, Tho vogue of ostrich plumes is
enormous, and bids fair to become 'more so. There is nothing lovelier than waving ostrich feathers, and the tirst lady
in the land, (jueen Mary, wears them upon all occasions.
Lace and ribbon run feathers a close second; and are exceedingly smart und serviceable. Flowers are much worn, too,
but as the autumn and winter come on, they will largely disappear. Let all womon who ure ordering hats, or, will
shortly order them, think of the fiendish cruelty to the ns
preys, and refuse to wear them, In this manner, the de.
Utand will  lessen and  the mother birds allowed to live iu
*   »    *
Is there any spinster ho stony-hearted as to be uble to
withstand this "Wail of the West." sobbed out to meu-
sure by o bachelor farmer!
With lingers picked to tho bone,
With language unlit to read,
A bachelor farmer sat alone,
living his needle and thread.
Stitch, Stitch, Stitch,
■    Patching up sacks with rags,
And stilt with a voice of dolorous pitch
He sang "Tbe Noug of the Hags."
Patch,   Patch,  Patch,
Till vor can't toll patch from nock,
An' stitch, stitch, stitch,
Till ycr stiff iu yer blooming back,
It's OI to ben Duke,
A Marquis or u Lord,
With never a bag to patch in a year
Nor a day to work for yer board.
Patch, Patch, Patch,
This un belong'd to dim;
Stitch, stitch, stitch,
I got it last full from him;
Patch it, an' cuss it' an' darn,
Darn, au' cuss it, and patch,
Till I almost think I'll marry thin fall,
An* leave 'em as likes it to butch.
()!• men with sisters dear,
01 men with mothers an' wives,
Give  'em the bags to patch an' mend
Por the rest of their natural lives-
Stitch, Stitch, Stitch,
Pricking ycr finger or thumb,
An' when yer cusses, they into yer pitch
An' wonder yer aint struck dumb.
Patch, patch, patch.
This un belongs to .Tones;
Stitch, stitch, stitch,
The only bug thut he owns,
An' thin uu 1 found one day
When driving back home from town,
It's newly marked "T. A. C. SMITH";
Done over"fi. W. BROWN."
Stitch, stitch, stitch,
The farmer kept working alone,
Patching the bags from a dozen farms
An' not a bag of his own.
And it's 0! for the sight of a bag
With my own name printed fair,
There' isn't a bag in the granary left
Of tho dozen I bought last year.
Ail' it's O! for one hour of rost,
Por leisure to smoke one's clay;
By gum, 1 '11 ilrop this needle an' thread
An' patch 'em with corks o' hay:
Stitch, stitch, stitch,
Patching his Hacks with rags,
And still with a voice of dolorous pitch
Ho sang "Tho Song of the Bags."
One of the most sensible articles written by any man that
I hnve read oa the forward movement of modern woman is
that contributed to La Revue by M. Joan Kinot, a synopsis of
which is given in the Review of Reviews
Ho begins by remarking that most writers on womon
make the mistake of accepting the portraits of their uncos
tors for those of the women of today. They forget that timen
have olianged and women also, Oaly the psychologists
hnve not changed. Forced outside tho homo, womon in
thoir struggle with more violent elements have acquired
many vlrtuos hitherto foreign to thom. M. Kinot shows
how opinions concerning tho impressionability of womon
vary, and how the most opposite reasons are given to provo
that It would be dangerous for women to havo equal rights-
there Ih no mention of duties—with men. While some
four that immoderate ardour and the nerves might affect
the judgment of women, others nre equally afraid of women's social activity—because of the conservation of their
nature Whether women love social conservation, or aro
the slaves of it, these doubters, like the auti suffragists,
fear that women' will paralyse the march of progress.
Morally women nro tho result of the conditions which
mako up thoir lifo rather than of nny sort of innate femininity. They may be more sensitive than men. They
laugh, cry, enjoy, suffer, fear, lovo, with more marked facility perhaps, and according to circumstances it may bo that
whilo they ean be sublime in pity and goodness, thoy can
also be more cruel. At the same time, with Christianity
there were revealed'the qualities which had lain dormant in
primitive and savage woman, in a sort of apotheosis, both
touching and imposing, of nil the altruistic virtues of which
the human is capable. Women were the revivifying soul
of all the institutions we owe to Christianity, and the num
ber of women martyrs to devotion, pity, and heroic deeds for
the suffering is absolutely incalculable.
But the more intolerable thc position of women the moro
degrading is it from the moral point of view. In order to
please women hnve been driven to dissimulate; but after all
this is less sorious in its consequences for the evolution of
the species thnn much of the dissimulation of men. Is
not the whole of public life founded and kept up by men
based on a liet   The armed peace, the supremo invention
of mon, is in reality nothing but a gigantic lie, In the
relations of the social classes, in the principles of government and justice, everywhere indued lies corrupt thc atmosphere in which we live. Men's lies uro more intense, more
vast, and moru important, exceeding in quality and quantity
any of the so-called lies of women,
But though women huve often violated their real nature
to adapt themselves to the tastes of tlieir musters there is
sulvatiou by moral adaptation, and two or three generations
will often Suffice to undo the work of a score of centuries
With a chungo in uducution and social position women will
regain their verucity, uud it, is this change which wo see
going on today. The Bmallost'modification of their intellectual und moral conditions enables women to recover with
surprising quickness tbe qualities which havo gone astray
during the couturies of their abnormal life. The immense
progress already realised by women iu our duy gives us the
most radiant hopes for hcr future; und as the BOlvatlou of
men depends above all on the enlargement of the life of
Women, let us put our trust in the lucky star whicli is presiding over our human destinies.
That the great pterodactyls and other huge flying crea
tures of past geologic ages could not have flown in air of
tne present density is asserted by a Prench geologist. The
density of the atmosphere must huve been greater in those
days, and possibly n study of the conditions of flight
and the fossil remains of these big Hying creatures may
enable us to follow the variations otf atmospheric pres
sure from one geologic epoch to another. We read iu the
Revue h'cientifique (Paris, .Iuue L'4):
"Inspired by recent studies of the flight of birds and
InsectB, made in connection with theories of the aeroplane,
a paleontologist, Mr. Harte, has endeavored to see how
theso data could be applied to the flying creatures known
to exist  in  various geologic epochs.
"These studies show thut the Uight. of birds becomes
more and more ditlicult as their weight increases. Tho
size of creatures capable of' flight would thus appear to
be limited. This limit seems to be reached, in present
nature, by the large birds und insects us we know them.
Nevertheless, much larger creatures onoo flew. A reptile
of the Pterodactyl group, studied by George Baton, had a
spread of wing of more thnn 2t! feet, more than that of
a Bleriot monoplane. It lived during that Cretaceous
period and flew 90 miles and more from the coast. Some
Li bollu las of the Carboniferous hud nearly a yard of wiug-
Hpreud. Today it wonld be impossible for these creatures
to fly.
"Thtir flight, however, would Iuue beeu made possible
by a high degree of density of the uir, or by n considerable atmospheric pressure. Thc existence of these grent
flying creaturesH during thc Cretaceous nud the Carboniferous periods therefore leads Mr. Harte to suppose that
the atmosphere pressure was then higher than it is uow."
Tbe music of our American Judkim* is "nothiug but a
curiosity by itself; it is only good to be built ou," declares Charles Wakefield Cadman, who has made a thorough study of this field of folk-music. Mr. Cadman rejects the idea that our native Indian melodies—which we
are now making diligent if somewhat belated efforts to preserve—will dominate "the future American music," although he thinks that they will play their part in its evolution. In an Interview which The Musical Leader (Chicago) reprints from the I.oh Angeles Herald, he goes ou
to speak of the remarkable accuracy of the Indian ear:
"Indians have nu instinctive ear for melody and har
mnny, Imve it more surely than Americans Let n little
Indian child eume to an American locality for ice-cream
or sodas, and before he leaves he will be singing all the
airs he hus heard from the always present phonograph.
And let nie emphasize this: he is always singing them cor
reetly. Tbere is nn musical ear iu the world so sure and
accurate as  thn   Indian's.
"It used to be that the chief would appoint n choir to
learn and preserve the musical logon ds, ami the man who
made a mistake wus fined heavily. And I myself have
compared records that I took two years ago with records
of the name music taken twenty yenrs ngo—the first ever
taken -and note for note they were the same. And all
were handed down  verbally, remember."
lt remains for us, lie says, to "apply our mathematical
menus to their beautiful melodies, and weaves from thc
combination music wliich will play at least n historical
part in the composite of American music."
That the Knglish hlanguage grows daily more like Chin
ese, and that the nearer we get to it the better will our
speech bc, are assertions made by Or. Kdward Supir, of tho
Canadian Geological Survey, in a lecture at the University
of Pennsylvania, printed in The Popular Science Monthly
(New York, July). Instead of being u primitive form of
language, as used to be thought, Chinese, Dr. Shplr tells us,
is really the last word in a series of linguistic changes,
ending in the total loss of inflection or of any way of distinguishing one part of speech from another, except liy
its position iu the sentence. Knglish is progressing to
ward this goal.      We read:
"The simplest grammatical process is the juxtaposing
of words iu n definite order, n method made use of to perhaps the greatest extent by Chinese, to a very large extent also by Knglish; the possibilities of the process from
the point of view of grammatical effectiveuoss mav be il
lustrnted by comparing sueh an Knglish sentence as 'The
man killed the bear' with 'The bear killed the man.' the
actual words and forms being identical in the two sentences,
yet definite case relations being clearly expressed in both.
. . . This type of language is characterized by the
use of words which allow of no grammatical modification
whatever, in other words the so-called isolating type. In n
language of this type alt relational concepts are expressed by
means of tho one simple device of juxtaposing words in a
definite order, the words themselves remaining utn'liange
able units that, according to their position in the sentence,
receive various relational values. The classical example
of such a language is Chinese.   .   .   .
"It was quite customary formerly to look upon the
three main types of morphology as steps in n procoss of his
torloal development, the isolating type representing the
most primitive form of speech at which it was possible
to arrive, the agglutinative doming next in order as s type
evolved from the isolating, uud the inflective as the Iut
est and so called highest type of all. Portlier study,
however, has shown that there is tittle to support this
theory of evolution of types. The ChluOSO language, for
instance, so far from beiug typical of a primitive stage, ns
used to bc asserted, has been quite conclusively proven
by internal und comparative evidence to be the resultant
of a long process of simplification and au ugglutinative
type of language. Knglish itself, in its historical aflilia
tinns und inflective language, has ceased to be a clear ex
ample of the inflective type and may perhaps he said to
bn nn isolating language ia the making, Nor should we
be too hasty in attaching values to thc various types aud,
as is too often done even today, look with contempt on the
isolating, condescendingly tolerate the agglutinative, nnd
vaunt tho superiority of the inflective type. A well-developed agglutinative language may display a more logical
system than tlte typically inflective language. And as for
myself, I should not find it ridiculous or even paradoxical
if one assorted that the most perfect linguistic form, at
least from the point of view of logic had been attained
by Chinese, for here we have n language that, with the
simplest possible means at its disposal, can expresn the
most technical or philosophical ideas with nhao'ute Inck
of ambiguity and with admirable conciseness and directness."       '
. Ves, I have loved you long and loved you well-
Yet there are deeps untouched and heavens scaled;
More yet lies hidden than has bcen revealed,
And there are songs to sing, and tales to toll.
Love's incompleteness is its richest foil,
Love's imperfection Its most perfect trait,
'Tis easy running to the bounds of hate,
But love's road is the long, long road of toil.
To certain postage-stamps, either be-'
cause nf circumstances connected with1
thoir issue, or owing to the occurouce
of events nfter their issue, which have
greatly enhanced their value iu a used
ur nn unused condition, arc attached
curious and interesting histories. |
The best illustration of the former
type is to bo found iu tbe famous
f*death-mask" stumps of Servia. a
specinl series issued to commemorate
King Peter's coronation. Ho it was
who. in 1904. ascended the throne left \
Vacant by the assassination of King
Alexunder and t^uoeii DragQ. The J
central portion of the design consists I
of two heads; one, that of Petor, be-l
iug placed slightly to the right of the
otber, thnt of the founder of the Kara i
georgevitch dynasty, in such a way as
to show the whole of the one und the
profile of the other. It is a grim oo
incidence that when the stump is iu
verted a human fnce ean be easily dis
corned, which Is supposed by mauy to
bear n distinct resemblance to thnt of
the murdered King. i
It wus a singular coincidence that j
the seven penny stamp bearing King'
Kdward'h head should have beeu Is1!
sued on the very day of his death. The'
demise of His hte Mujesty also pre-1
vented the issue of a twopeuuy stamp, I
mauve in color. They were never put '
into circulation; but King Oeorge, who
possesses one of tbo best collections in
the world, has specimens of them, both
used and unused.
In most countries thc introduction of
postal facilitios is regarded as uu* unmixed blessing, but it was not so in
Korea. The post-office erected there in
188.1 hnd but a brio'f existence, The.
mob, in their blind hatred of nil innovations, rioted, and burnt it to the
ground. The natural result was to
make Korean stamps of the first issue
in a usod stnte of greut value. The
matter was allowed to drop for a time,
and it was not until ten years later
tbat the present system was established.
In 1861 New Brunswick provided us
with a curiosity in the shape of a five-
cent brown stamp, known to all col
lectors as "the Connell stamp." Mr.
Charles Connell, who was postmaster up
to the time mentioned, doubtlessly act
tinted by vanity, issued a stump bearing his own portrait.
He certainly succeded in his intention, but the concession to vanity proved expensive. The stamp did uot meet
witli the approval of the authorities,
and, pressure being applied, be sent iu
his resignation. The issue wus prompt
ly stopped, but a few nre snid to have
been used to frnuk, .|e,tters.
The history of the one cent yellow
stamp of the Confederate States of
America is rather curious. Of the first
consignment dispatched by Messrs. de
la Uue part were shipwrecked, and the
reiuaInder, being sent to St, Thomas
for transhipment, was detained tbere.
The second consignment was nlso lost
by shipwreck, and the third arrived
safely at Richmond, but only at the
end of the war. Tbey are. quite common iu nu unused condition, owing to
the dispersion of the supplies' at. Rich
motel and St. Thomas; but it is exceedingly doubtful if they were ever used
for postal duty.
The first stumps tn be issued in the
French colony of New Caledonia were
the production of a member of the gar
rison in 18(10, a certain Sergeant Tri
qucra, who actually etched them with
the point of a pin. They were printed
in sheets of fifty, and ouch stamp Ou
a sheet differs slightly from its neighbors, as a separate etching wus necessary for it. When news of the issue
wus conveyed to tho Postal Deportment
in Paris they were ordered to be with
drawn. Original specimens are rare,
but the stones from which they wore
printed were handed over to his relatives ou his decease, and they issued
reprints of tho entire set, which aro
comparatively common.
Chemulpo is a treaty port on the west
coast of Korea, about twenty-five miles
southwest of Saul. The work of making much-needed improvement* in the
harbor was inaugurated last month with
a celebration iu which representatives
of all the different nations residing
tbere took part. Lieutenant •General
Count Teraueht, the Japanese resident-
general of Korea, officially opened the
operations. The present plans Involve
the expenditure of |2,.'>0U,00 uiid. the
employment of thousands of Korean lab
orers for several years.
Mis* Anna Willis Williams, tho original "Mies' Liberty," whoso profile
adorns, the American silver dollar, has
been for the lust twelve years nt the
head of the kindergarten system of
Philadelphia, her native city. Recently
she visisted San Francisco as a delegate
tn the National Education Association.
She is recognized as an authority on
primary education, It was in 1878,
while (he wits a student ut the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, that she
wav chosen us the model for a new de
sign for tlte dollar. She guve up art
to devote  herself to teaching,
Wben a man reached his twenty-first
birthday ho looks forward to a pleasant
time. Congratulation's nud presents
and rosy hopes for tho future are his.
But every twenty first birthday doesn't
bring pleasant surprises iu its train.
The jjelr ef the Karl of Struthmorc.
for example, lea Ml some terrible fujn-
Hy secret on his twenty first birthday.
vC'Imt the secret of Glnmis Castle is,
no one save the head of the fain ily.
Lord Struthmorc, and his oldest son
will ever know. The secret has been
jealously guarded, and each son, whon
he reaches that day of days, Is told
whal. it is.
The heir of the Green family is another who learns a family secret on attaining his majority. Tho Green fam
ily own Potilton Old Hall, Lancashire,
and in it is a mysterious locked room,
Rosy glow in the face, sparkling eyes,
vivacious spirits are all the outcome of
good blood. No surer wuy exists of
purifying aud enriching the' blood than
to uso Or. Hamilton's Pills. By their
gentle action on thc bowels,kidneys uud
nver they filler every impuritj from
the system, leaving it wholesome uud
ablo to do the work necessary for tbo
maintenance of health.
To be well, look well, und feel ulways
at your best, use hr. Hamilton's Pills
of Mandrake and Butternut, n truly
wouderful medicine for voung uud old.
Price iJfic ut all dealers.'
the con toots of which are known only
to tbo head of rhe house for tbe time
being aud the direct heir.
lu almost every civilized country a
man comes of age on his twenty first
la the euse of heirs to thrones, bow
••ver. this rule does not hold good.
Prince Kdward of' Wales attains Ins
majority on his eighteenth birthday.
Mattfo  Labor!,  wbu  has just  (lean
elected leader of llle Paris bar, took
a qor.ltiiand.lug part iu the second Dreyfus trial al Reiiuos." He is a pleader
of great force and possesses a style that
i» dignified ami Irresistible. Following
liis election he was gheu nu ovation,
the retiring lender, Slaitre Bussou Bit
laut, publicly 'embracing him. Labor!
was bom at Reims, in [800, lie studied nt.'hume and theu spent two yeara
in German^ itiia- England, beiug called
to the bar in 1884. His writings ou
legal1 subjects are recognized as authoritative. ■  '
The Mirror
Within a wondrous glass,
A wondrous, magic mirror;
1  gaze und  see  my  features  nobler
Than I can dare to own—
Oti, nobler, fairer, dearer,
Which inward graces brighten as they
How beautiful, how stiatigo
To uote so wondrous graces!
A queen might feel her sceptre cheaply sold
If she could thus behold
A glass wherein her face is
Beyond   desire   may   fair   by   magic
Such mirrors uo oue buys,
But tbey muy freely own them
Who rightly love, who gladly greet
the time.
And theso will have sublime
Their souls and features shown thom,
Nobly renewed within their ehildrens'
—Horace Hollcy, iu Century Magazine.
"If you kiss me again," declared
pretty Miss Lovely (irmly, "1 shall tell
my  father."
'That's au old tale," replied tho
bold .young mun. "Anyway it's worth
it." And he kissed her.' Miss Lovely sprang to her feot.
"I shall tell futher," she said, and
left the room.
''Father." she said to her parent
when she got outside, "Mr. Bolder
wants to see your new gun."
A minute later, when father appeared in the doorway with his gun in his
hand, thore was a crash of breaking
glass as Mr. Bolder dived through tho
The town of Kluia, Washington, in
the midst uf the great fir timber belt
on the west slope of the Cascade Mountains, presents u unique feature in tho
form of a two storey house, containing fourteen rooms, built entirely of
the timber from a single fir. This
tree was a giant Douglas fir, and was
felled west of Khun. . It was wonderfully straight, and when scaled waa
found to contain 40,000 feet of serviceable timber. The tree was cut into
six logs, the firat or butt being 28 feet
in longth. Inside the bark the stump
measured 7 feet 9 inches in diameter.
The distance to the first limb of this
tree wus 100 feot, and tbe total height
of the tree was over .'100 feet.
Mr. .Tames Thomas Wells, aged
seventy-three,. was married at St.
John's Church, Haling, the othor day
to Mrs. Kmma Coster, aged seventy-
one. Tbo couple were sweethearts in
their youth, but their engagement was
broken ofl'. Kuch married and brought
up a large, family. , Tbey met again
some time ago, nud, both being free,
decided to marry.   .
A chemist has recently analysed a
sample of n silk dress that wus submitted to him by n lady. Ue found that
it contained only a fraction ovor 28
per ceHt. of silk, and as much tin was
found in it us tbat present in poor tin
ores from Cornwall. The tin occurs
in the soeallel weighing of the silk.
The chemist states that he at once
realized (he fact thnt the silk dresses
worn by the ladies iu London, taken
together, would represent a Cornish tiu
mine of very fair quality.
"Echo de la Timbrologio" is the
title of a French journal which is published in the interests of philatelists;
and. uh the result of the enterprising
editor'* investigation, we are enabled
to state that Queen Victoria's portrait
appeared ou 3,193 issues and King Kdward's ou 1,080, The lute King Carlos
of Portugal nnd tbe present King of
Spain follow with (MO and od.pi respectively; and OUtstdC Mo list of Royalty
Bolivar heads the list with 213 stamps,
while Columbus has beeu represented
110  times.
Lord Morley is a great lover of music,
his favorite composers being Wngner
and Chopin.
Warts are unsightly blemishes, and
Dorns ure painful growths. Hollo way's
Corn Cure'wrll remove thom.
Vioorons Hc&lth wort^^^i^^asaiywtthi
w good dljestlon.
lone up wok ttomiolu—supply tht ditestlvt juioai whloh u* ktfdnj—enmre B
Cur tmi Mnr preptrljr convened mio brawn ud .Inew, ni W**d ud atstln
lln.   BOc * tut il your druggist's or Irom 33
UwtmA l»M m_ dwhal Ca. W Ca—da, I—HA     .     .     .      . THE ISLAM Mill, CUMBmAXD, B.C
Published  every  Saturday  at Cumberland,  B.C., by
The Islander Printing k Publishing Company.
Charles C. Segrave,
Managing Editor.
Advertising r»t« published elsewhere in the paper.
Subscription price 11 .SO per yenr, payable in tdnnoe
The editor doet not hold  himwlf reeponiible (or views exprewed by
SATURDAY, SEPT.  16,   1911.
What the Editor has to say.
Wm. Templeman says the head tax on Chinese should Iw
taken off. He is a member of Sir Wilfred's Cabinet, and
when he made that statement was no doubt parroting the opinion of his chief. Just keep this in mind on election day and
mark your ballot for Clements.
Laurier says that the natural avenues of trade ou this con
tinent are north and south, and yet it is only four years since
Sir Wilfred was making a dramatic appeal to the electors to
allow him one last chance to "finish his work" of opening a
new avenue of trade for the Canadian people from east to
west at a cost of over two hundred million dollars.
We have it on good authority that when Mr. Clements
the Conservative candidate in this constituency was in the
house at Ottawa representing Kent, at the time of the autonomy bill was being passed through he was approached by Sir
Wilfred Laurier and was told that if he voted for that bill he
would be safe in the next election, and would not need to worry about a seat, but if not he would be defeated. Mr. Clements
lived up to his election pledges, voted against that bill and was
defeated by a small number at the next election.
Mr. Duncan Boss, Liberal candidate, in this district was
also in the house at this time, and although pledged to vote a-
gainst the same bill, he did vote for it, and all Sir Wilfred's
power could not retain him his seat, he losing it by several hun
dred votes at the same election.
One of the first qualifications of a condidate is that he be
a man of his word and will live up to his pledges, as Mr. Clements did do, in the case of the autonomy bill, the electors  of
this district will put him where he belongs, in the also-ran
Not the Cheapest, but the Best
Catalogue Free
Vancouver Island Nursery Co.,
Somenos, V.I.
The Property known as
McPhee's Orchard
is now being subdivided into lots.
For Full Particulars Apply
The Island Realty Co.
Pilsener Beep
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
3 ottled Beer Supplied to the Trade Only.
sssBest on the (£oasts==
Pilsenep Brewing Co.,    Cumberland. B.C.
Fire, Life, Live Stock
,. . Accident,
Phone 22,     Courtenay, B. C.
Duncan Ross has been foisted on this constituency by Sir
Wilfred "for services rendered," and wine IW fiiils «ii ii'
21st the Liberals will only have TetnpleniHii t<> bluim
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
Agents for E. & N. Lands,
Comox District.
Beadnell & Thwaites
Duncan and the Liberals will remove the taxes  ou   food
and raise the revenue on the consumer by some other means.
The failure of the Laurier Government to pass a redistribution bill before the election has worked a great injustice upon the west, which will be under-represented in the next pai -
liament by at least twenty-five members. The Conservath e
leader appealed to the Government for fair play for the west
und a delay of two months would have been sufficient to have
allowed the Government to have passed a redistribution act.
The Liberals are responsible for the injustice to the west.
mum HEimiii bates
Display Advertisements
76 cento per column inch per month.
Special rale (or half page or more.
Condensed Advertisements
1 cent 1 word, 1 iuue; minimum charge 25 centa.
No accounts run (or ihi* claaa ol advert-iug
For The Balance of This Month
All Goods at Greatly Reduced Prices
A Grand Opportunity to Fiuni.-li Your Home
at a Great Reduction of Cost.
"The Furniture Store"
MoPhee Block A.   McKINNC|N      Cumberland, B.O
:   :   :   CEIVED  :   :
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
The finest hotel in lhe city.
"Leading Tobacco King."
Better known as
Dealer In Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
i^, Billiard Room in connect imi
local Sty ni far
The London 4 Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Get rales belore ins uring else
Office: Cumberland
Horseshoeing :i  Specialty
Third Ave, Cumberland
M c. em:ide
Carriages, Wagons, aai Farm Implements
Buggy fitting* of all kindi
T Pi *■
Hiiiisf.iclicm in tone and touch and are built to
last, a lifetime,
We carry the Victor Gramophone & Victrolas,
and Victor Rscords.     Gall and hear the latest novelty,
The Victor Puzzle Record Price $1.00
e eecoeds insr oirsnE e
Church bt., NANAIMO, B. C. Opposite Bank of Commerce.
The Russell
The only Cur Mnde
itl    Air^ericn   with
the ''Silent Knight
Vulvele.HR Rngine,"l
y.so mac!*' ili valve
. . . style . . .
Cleveland, Brantford. Massey-Harris, Pei fret and Blue Fiver Biov-
?\eJlJ..r^lri>aIJB8 Mo^?.e Ga£ Engi"e«; also the Moore Gasoline
Lightlag SyBteme. Oliver Typewriters. Repairing ofall kinds.
Bicycles, Sewing Machines, linns, dc.     Scissors nntl Skates i/round
Rubber Tires fnr Bab)/ Carriages,    IJisapsJor Tubs
.   muif) STREET, vr.iu:i:ui..i.\i).
Practical   Watchmaker
All Work Guaranteed
Dunsmuir Ave   :   :   Cumberland
■MM iv.li1.' .. V
The Store of
pon'f  gorged
That  we are offering   special
prices on
Seagrass Chairs and Rockers
Eiderdown Comforters
Curtain Muslins, Dress Goods
ALSO Bargain Prices on many lines of
This is an opportunity none should miss, as every
line means bargains.
r urewery
the same day order* must not be later than 11 a. m.
NOTICE !• hereby given that the res.
are* exiating by reason of a notiw
publiahed io the Britiah Columbia Ou
ette ol 27th December IMT, o»er % ft
oel ot land aituated on Read liland
kuoan ae Lot No. 452 Say ward Dittriot,
formerly ooif red by Timber LioeiiM No.
30862 whioh Lieeiiie expired on the 20th
November 190D is canceled, and the
■aid hndi vill b« opened to location by
pre-emption only at midnight on Friday
ltth Oetober 1211.
Deputy Miniiter ol Landa.
Department ol Lande,
Victoria, B. C, 6th July 1211.
a Year
Old Newspapers for iale at Tho
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers ln all kinds of Oood
Wet Oood*
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agent* for Pilsener Beor
Union Lodok No  11, I. 0. 0. F.
Meet* every Friday evening »'. 7 nolook
in 1. 0. 0. F. Hull    Viaiting brethern
.lAi. E. Aston, Skimtabt
Pbonwob or Bkitiib Columbia.
NOTICE ii hereby given that all Pub
Iio Highwaya in unorganized dia-
trioti, and all Main Trunk Roads in organised Diatriota are aiity.aii feet wide
and have a width of thirty-throe feet on
eaoh aide of the mean atraight centre
line of the travelled road.
Minister, of Public Worka.
Department of Public Worka,
Victoria, B. C„ July 7th, 1911.
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
11     HORNAL
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
For our Great
For Pay-Day and Week
-—>—*—*-•—. — — . __--._--.-*-.-.-_* -._-_--.---*-.-.,-if-^nnjTjnjxruTjxrvT_nj\ji.
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
i etc.
The  McOlary  Manufactuing Oo.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
omoxAerie T
No. 1953
Fraternal Order
of EAGLES Lmmm4 22nd, 1911.
PARADE PROM THE HALL.       Band will be in Attendance.
on ROY'S Beach.
Music for Dancinq. A Good Time for All.
Canal Worker's Experience
Somo time :tg» 1 came to this placo to
work uu thy c.imil and tbrougb inelom
oni weather uud exposure contractor fcho
worst kind of uournlgin. Tho pain would
fill my Corbheiid no tlmt I couldn't hoo;
it wus just ilwful. I wenl t<i u druggist
in town and wuh advised to uso a 50c
bottlo of Nerviline. Thnt wna tho host
advice and tho 1 oat medicino 1 ovor got.
J will always rocoiumoud Nervillne fi>r
any noho oi milu. It i* so strong ami
pouel rating, M is hound to cure.
(Signod) A. U. Ulorgl,
Tronton, Out.
Doctors will It'll you that nothing hut
tho purest ami most healing uatisept
druga aro used in Nerviline that's why
it is so safe for gonoral family use, for'
tlio baby ua woll as tho parent. If you
haven't trlod Norvillno, do so now
your neighbors arc almost sure to know
of its manifold merits and uses,
A novel syntoni has boon dovlsod b;
a   well known   water engineer  for    th
periodical denning of  mains,      In  a
opening of nine foot about the til a in I
be treated a bracket is lixed, Carrying
two rails ami a seiow of coarso pitch.
A petrol engine is lowered into thll
hole in such a way that its wheels
rest on tho rails, whllsl the screw
pusses through tho ooutro of the ma
Chlno, and thc shaft, of the motor li
brought central with tho main.
There is n hand wheel attached to the
frame of the machine wliich serves to
move the motor nlong the rails in
either direction. A. special appliance
carrying a knife is inserted in the main
and being nttachod to theshaft of the
machine it. is envoived, scraping the
Internal sinfaoft of tho pipe. This
simple machine is so devised that it
will clean two hundred yards of main
on either side of the opening from tho
one point. The cleaning speed is about
fifty yards per hour, and in ordinary
practice five hundred yards per working day can be carried out. Tho appliance has beon subjected to ^severe
tests and hai proved ho efficient that
it is employed for the cleaning of the
water mains  of  Liverpool.
Kdgar Watson Howe, founder and
editor of the Atchison (Kansas) Globe;
is going out as a brass band evangelist,
and wilt tour tho Middle West, gmng
concerts and lectures, aiming his mes
sage mainly al. the young people. The
baud numbers forty pieces. The hum
orist-philoKopher editor will pay all the
expenses attached to the trip and will
take up no collections. Thc ban has
been placed on ragtime, Prior to each
concert he. will lecture for twenty miu
utos. No town of more thau 4,000 inhabitants will be visited. His message
concerns the i ui porta n CO of good conduct, politeness, kindness and good citizenship.
Telephone "girls" iu (Iermany can
not, work afler the age of seventy,
though they can retire on pension prior
to that advanced age. Positions aro
obtained by civil service examination.
The average oti entering the business
must be near thirty, and, as many
main for life, it would be migullunt to
speak intimately <*f ages. Discharges
ean not bc effected without considerable
red tape. When an operator has work-
ed up to $!!»[> ;i year and $150 extra
/or house rent, she stays at that pay
until retired on pension.
When 'Lottie returnod from her lirst
visit to Sunday school, she was asked
what she had [earned,
''God made the world in six days
and was arrested ull the seventh day,"
was her version of the lesson imparted.
(leorge Ade. nt the recent Lambs'
gambol in Now York, objected to the
extravagance of llie modem wife.
"It is truo that the married men of
todav," he ended, "have better halves
but bachelors have hotter quarters."
id some rare troublo with
id the celebrated oculist.
he went to read he would
remarked iho sym
"I suppose that in
holding a good  posi
company gob-
ID a lucrative
"Ves, he
his eyes,"
"Kvery tin
read doublo.'.'
"Poor fellow,
pathetic person.
torforod with hi;
"Not at all. The nu
blod Iiim np and gave I
job   reading  gas -meters.
The unconscious stranger lay on the
sidewalk breathing heavily and groan
Two teeth were missing, his eyea
were tuarkod and his uose wan bleed
"Who can he bo?" said the crowd
again und again.
"I guess he was some peacemaker,"
suggested the ambulance surgeon, surveying the wreckage.
The Policeman's Friend
Likewise the friend of every mau and
woman who is kept constantly on thoir
feet and suffers from! callouses and
corns. 'I'he one painless remedy is Put
nam's Com'and Wart Kxtiactor; it acts
iu twenty-four hours, und nevor fails
to uproot the corn, root and branch.
Satisfaction guaranteed with a 85c bottle of Putnam's Painless *'om oud
Wart Extractor,
/, PILLS -
Dr.Nartel's Female Pills
tieetrtbed tod recenunandad for women'• all
•dinUBcfeUr   pr«parrd   remedy   ti
The molt fron their oh U
bnmiL F«r nil it ill *\*—%
Pftlaf ul, Knot tMl.Mwnlltn Winn, Milk
Left, Muiuti.ltU, Old N«tri<N, Ulrvrn. It
11 bcntinc Miiitliinii, *tririipi|.i»tilnk nml ln«
vi^i.Mtnitt    tiii.ijH uuil .ui.I liifliimuiauua
IllomC'V.    1,1 tint. lift) llllll atttlwlUlC.
Mn. It. M. ((■•iul«<r, ll. 1». Nu. I, Pi-donl,
Kiin., I' i'i i-tii.niinl vtus Hint Ouull/ drulffl
e him.ik c<>uh|(1<'nibUi lnf-i ut bl'Miil.
I.Mil AlJ«»UlllNt:. JU. end n.f><.il<>4
Nov. f>.  IH'J. fi-ins  <-niui'ly luiiiil.
ivdlliiK una dlMolarathm f
_ __ l»n yopo nnd
han hul im ir.iiiiiiii wllb thi-iu slnco July liVJ. ,
illlSU.UtINH.JIt.tslriviil;iAM«iih * ki-ihtuI hou**'-
tin lii lu ijii'iit, fur itnmiti it ixt brnlVH I hul Iho ch.1-
dn>iiK'<W.(r.iiie. il''iit-H'3!''d culls, lUflVOMKi eorw •
"hfo-it. it-tun*'', tully Imiiii'Iii".. itolins I'liliiruid '
iLindN, wi-tix, cyM<t,ivri'ptn({slie-wh, etc. lluOend .
tK>tu*itldnuuit>(surilo11vi-rcd. w*m-_n.~*..
Richard Crokor, thc day of his departure for his Irish home, said to a
New Vork reporter:
1 "It is the desire for freedom tha*,
sends ho mnny Americans and so many
millioiiH of dollars abroad every .limn.
The Puritanical laws of America on-
shive us, These laws, with their tulal
misconception of freedom and of enjoyment, are well exemplified in u notice board 1 once saw in a New England park.   This board said:
' 'Pleasure Grounds. Notice—
These grou nds aro for pleaflu re on ly.
No games or play allowed.' "
# #    #
An optimist whom nothing could dishearten worked iira skyscraper's twenty-eighth story, aud ono afternoon
while admiring the glorious view he lost
his balance and fell from the window.
Loud cries of horror from tho street
below .it once filled the windows of
overy floor of the skyscraper with ngo
nized spectators.
To theso horror-stricken people the
optimist, as he dropped swiftly past
story after story, shouted in cheery
" All's right so far! "
Aud his optimism was justified, for
lie alighted, quite uninjured, on a mountain of excelsior piled in the court
John was very crestfallen indeed, and
had promised his wife that never mor.1
would he bc tempted to waste his snh
stance in riotous living.
"Yes, I know,*' sighed the good Indy;
but I'm getting to doubt your promises.   The great trouble with you John,
that you do not seem to be able to
sny 'No.'
'Learn to say 'No,' and you will
find much less difllculty in life Will
you promise me that you will never
leave off trying till you have learned
to any ' No?' "
'Ves,"  said   the  contrite .John.
'That's   right.    And   now   cnn   you
let mo have a little money this morning?"
" No," said dolin,'with apparent ease.
* ,     e
A young lawyer in a western town
was taken into partnership with his
father, and soon got thc idea that he
wns the whole firm.
Me fell into a habit of s,tying, at the
conclusion of a successful case*
"Well, father. I won that tvsc, nil
Finally the old man, becoming irritated by thc son 's assumption of import
unco, handed out this advice:
"Oeorge, it seems to me that whenever this firm does anything you might
give me httlf of the credit for it. Dou't
put ou so many airs."
The youth took t'ho advice to heart,
and a few days later rushed iuto the
office with this report:
"I-'ather, 1—1 menu we—have beeu
sued for breach of promise!"
ft. Phillips Oppohheini waa talking in
New York about literary popularity.
"Those "writers, who are so unpopu
lar,'' said Nfr. Oppeuheim, "impute, all
the big successes to advertising. They
give the author himself no credit; the
credit goes to the publisher's advertisements.
"And thai reminds mo iu its absurdity of a blacksmith nf whom Whistler
made an etching. The blacksmith, some
months later, chmc up to town nnd cull
ed at Whistler's studio in Chelsea.
" Hello, blacksmith!' snid Whistler.
1 What brings von here. '
" 'Why,' mild the blacksmith, 'I
hoard as how a pri'/e had been awarded
for that tliere portrait ynu made of
me, mid I've come for the cash,'
"Confound it, you, 1 want my meals
cooked better hereafter or out of the
■ loor yon go. 1 dou't propose to pay
you $30 a montli to burn my meals for
1' Look a-horo,1' retorted Maria.
" Don't. you talk that, nway to mc.
Vou jes' 'member who I is. I don't
like your tons o' voice and 1
aint no trash for yo' to holler at. Vo'
mustn't take me to' vour wife."
*    * ' •*
Ho was a youug Briton newly arrived
at the distinction of inherited property,
aud naturally interested first of nil in
personal adornments.
It" he possessed one suit, he possessed
a hundred, lie had different suits for
fishing, hunting, golfing, cricketing,
ffnlking, cycling, living, nnd everything
elsing, and so perfect was his recently
acquired knowledge of the clothing question that you could never surprise hiin■
tu a costume that did not fit the occasion.
Itut gamekeepers do not pay much lit
tentlon to such details, and the man who
was guiding Oussie over his now estate
took small stock of garb.
"Hi! There goes a rabbit!" he cried
suddenly.   "Let him havo it, sir!"
t/ussie looked after the retreating
bunny, but did not raise the gun.
"Why didn't you shoot?" askod the
gamokeepor in surprise.
"I'm sorry, but I couldn't," roplied'
Oussie mournfully. "I'm in my pheas
ant costume."
also made un offer for a plant and
charter now owned aud operated by a
Moutreal club.
The Horsenai
It was not ouly his money that
^w/j^'uy~^nc^^|roit>^"tajiq^ [Thackeray gavo to boys; he was always
willing lo devote his time to amusing
them. He would take them to the
pantomime and he would givo them
dinner lirst. On one ucenslon he took
ITcrrimtu Merivale, then a lad, to diu-
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'Merivale  asked   the   great   man   if  ho
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The voung man was delighted that
his host should recollect even the do
tails of the entertainment and express
ed his satisfaction.
"Yes," said Thackeray, twinkling.
"I always gave boyH beefsteak and
apricot omelet."
Maria, the new cook, was one of those
very stout "culled ladies," one of the
sort who are most particular about the
Houlal relations between the family hnd
Mth. Bennett had been vmiting some
friends in Huston for a week and her
husband didn't got along at all with
Maria. Ho could stand it no longer,
aud one morning he called her into the
Znmbrewer in 2:04Vi and right back
in '2:04Vj. Past indeed. It waa Sir R.
2:12Vj, too. that carried tbe battle to
the wire. Both are Central Ohio pro
duels, being bred less than thirty miles
The good two-year old trotting colt,
[Mahmnett Watts, owned by Oen. Wntts,
has been added to Tommy Murphy's
nml will bo raced in the llorsemnn
stake at Detroit, Mich. The colt is a
very handsome individual und has beeu
thoroughly prepared at the Lexington
track by 55aek Chandler, whore he took
a record of -:-! on July 4.
A leading dealer estimates thut 5,000
horses have ben killed or disabled, per
manently or temporarily, from tho effects of hot weather in New York City
and vicinity this summer. The number
is unexampled, and it Is reflected in
the horse market, by nn almost unprecedented demand for horses of all
types especially draft and delivery
While Xombrewer. 2:041/,, was drawn
from Orand ftnplds race on account of
lameness after winning the lirst heat
iu 2:0l'/( with the utmost ease, the
white marc is not. likely to be kept in
tho stable long. Hho did not go lame
as the term is generally understood,
but was injured by being run into. The
injury is said to be superficial, .but
Siiow, rather than take any chances,
drew the maro wheu she showed lame
ness. In the heat she won at Orand
Rapids, '/ombrewor reached the quarter
in 30 seconds and tho half in 1:01.
• * *
Ohua. pur fee rode the fastest quart
er behind a horse he ever did in his
life recently on the race track ut. San
Jose. He was driving Happy Dentist
2,0J>!J/t and as this good game son of
Nutwood Wilkes 3.16Vj seemed to be
feeling good, he let him step a mile in
2.07; dowu the middle quarter he fairly
flew, that quarter was made iu 28 se
conds flat and Heveral timers caught it
besides the pleased reinsman. It is
a question how fast he can drivo this
gelding, he has to be "talking
balk" all the time, and,the horse is
sound as a uew dollar and is one of
the best muscled nnd best lired horses
in California. If he does not get a
record close to two minutes this year,
he will make some other horse get
one to beat him.
A syndicate of Buffalo racing men
are trying to purchase a controlling in
torest ili the Ottawa Itaciug Association, which has bought property on the
Quebec side, and which hus secured a
Dominion charter. They came to Ottawa recently, looked into Ihe proposition, and offered the association at a
special inoetlug *l:"<),itm> for its pi nit
and charter, the iitlmtion being to include Ottawa in tl new racing circuit.
They also oll'ered #10,000 for a largo
share of stock. Hon. Clifford Sii'ton,
who presided, however, finally voiced
the opinion that the charter, which wat.
procured three veals ago, might uow
require renewal. In any event, he did
not consider the association justified
in selling ont just now. Mventuallv a
pom mlttOO was appointed tn confer
with the representative of the syodi
e.ate, but a prominent member of the
association stated thnt until after thn
Dominion elections there would be no
thing doing. Muny proui'no-iit politicians are members of the us-oeiution
and will be too busy with the coming campaign to pay much ii'.tOlltlon
to their racing interests. It is understood that thc majority of the members are opposed to accepting th > Buffalo proposition. Tt will, howevor,
receive due attention. Work on the
track itself will be commenced in a
short time. The stock has already
been subscribed and it, is the intention
of the association to have its plant in
readiness for its inaugural moot in
.Tune next.     The lluffalo syndicate has
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whooping cough, pains in the chest,
colic and many kindred ailments it has
curative qualities thut are unsurpassed.
A bottlo of it costs little and there is
no loss iu always having it ut hand.
No one can deny the charm of the
sea. It haa a charm that is not easily
defined, The invalid coaiiug slowly
back to health, the jaded toiler in the
city, and the dwollor iu the couutry—
they all experience its peculiar fascination. The love of the sea is universal,
folt by all, and at all ages. Ask them
to explain their devotion, and the
answers, probably all different, witl bo
thc summing up of the most vivid impressions. One will speak of the blue
expanse, scarcely rippled by a tiny
breeze J another will describe the
change seen on its surfuco when the
blue gnvo place to cold grey; another
will think» of the heulth-giving uir;
another of the sun so encouraging in
its warmth, and another of the cool
water in which, if, he were a swimmer,
he could uot sink although he tried.
Dut the son has another ehurm which
the landsman seldom thinks of. It is
the ohUrm of its depths. There is allot lun- world down there, and we know
more about it than about sotnn parts
of the continents. We can bring
samples of it up to us, and from these
we get our knowledge of what would
otherwise bc au unknown region.
The depths, temperature, aud other
features of the great ocean basins have
been ascertained by the help of threo
chief Instruments— namely, the sounding line, tho dredge, and the thermometer. The sounding-line consists of a
rope or wire with a weight at the oud,
and graduated in such a way thut when
dropped from it ship's side to the sea-
bottom, the length of line which runs
out from the reel is accurately measured, and indicates the depth. To got
a sample of the bottom, tho weight is
"urmed." This means that tho bottom of the weight, made slightly hollow, is covered with tallow. Mud, sand,
or gravel at the bottom sticks tu the
tallow, and is brought up for examination. This sounding line is sufficient
for shallow wnter. For doormen sound
ings the instrument is more complicated. The weight is armed with a cup, or
a tube, or a scoop, which becomes filled
with the soa-bottom. Tho dredge consists of an iron frame furnished with
a strong net or bag, which brings up a
larger sample of the materials which
form tbe sea-floor. Tho thermometer
registers the temperature of the sea,
from the surface down to the deepest
parts. With thoso instruments almost
all that is known about submarine re
gtous has boon ascertained. The discoveries might well bo described as
revelations. Conjectures and exaggerations have beeu dispelled, and a thick
veil penetrated ns effectively as if tho
sea had been suddenly withdrawn from
its basin.
It is hard to believe that tho bottom
of tho sea can be compared in its out-
Hues with thc contour of the land. It
has its hills, valleys, plains, different
soils, different climates, and different
inhabitants depending on the soils and
the climates. Its geueral feature is its
irregularity. Thero ure wide plains
rising into broad ridges aad vast slopes.
Thero aro mighty hollows whioh descend far below the gonoral level, ami
mountain ranges whoso peaks aro vis
iblo in the oceanic islands. There are
also deserts of sand alongside of verdant patches, where plants and animals
live together. In the shallow waters
which surround the British Islands the
sea-floor consists uf banks of sand
stretches of gravel and broken shells,
and, very big plots of mud. Away from
the bind, in tho deeper and wider hollows of the ocean basins, the deposits
are totally different. Bed and grey clay
occupies tbo depths below 2,600 fathoms. Those clays havo an euormous
distribution. They are found iu the
Atlantic aud the Pacific, and thoir
origin is due to the decomposition of
volcanic detritus slowly drifted across
the ocean. Pumice, that is, the upper
part or froth of the lava thrown out
from volcanoes, is often light enough to
float on-water. It may drift away to
long distances. When it becomes
waterlogged it sinks to tbe bottom.
Moreover, there is another deep sea de
posit, well known and most abundant.
It covers the floor of tho Atlantic for
thousands of miles as a tine, soft,
chalky ooze. A soundiug-woight dropped upon this fleecy carpet sinks deeply
into it. The dredge comes up full of
it. It contains the shells, somo broken
nnd some entire, of minute animals, and
also living sponges aud star-fish'es. The
ooze is derived mainly from the Olobi-
gerina— a little animal which forms a
tiny shell from oue-twentioth or thir
tieth of an inch in' diameter. After
spending its lifo on the surface of tho
sea the Olobigerina drops to the bottom, where its shell forms 85 per cent,
of the ouzo.
'. At ono time the temperature of the
son at considerable depths wuh thought
to be uniform all over tho globe. The
thermometer, however, has revealed the
fact that submarine climates have their
vagaries. Thero are climatic differ
ences even within a few miles of each
other. In somo pnrts of tho samo ehuu-
nel, for example, the bottom temperature may be below the freezing point
of fresh water, while in othor parts it
may bo fourteen degrees above the
freezing point. F*\en hi tropica! regions, with a broiling sun overhead, the
deposit brought up from deep water is
so solid that it cannot bo handled with
out discomfort. As a general rulo the
temperature of the great oceau basins
diminishes with depth. The bottom of
tho Pacific and the Atlantic, whero the
depth oxceeds 2,000 fathoms, is just a
little above the freezing point. In the
deepest abysses the temperature fnlls
to tlio freezing point, and may be evon
below it. Here it may be mentioned
that the freezing point of water (.12
dogrecs Fahr.) is lowered by the addition of common salt, and that the
freezing point of ordinary Bon-watcr is
nearly 28 degrees Fahr. What is the
reason of the low temperature in the
doop tropical seas? It is supposed thnt
there is n great circulation of water
from tho Poles to tho Equator, tho circulation being due to differences of
temperature. The cold polar waters,
owing to their density, Bink and form
a thick layer which travels along the
sea-bed to the equatorial regions. The
warmer and lighter water, on the other
hand, floats on the Biirfaco and travels
Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator
will drive worms from the system without injury to the child, bocause its
action, while fully effective, is mild.
from the Equator to tho Poles. Indeed,
it has been said that every droil of
water in the open sea is constantly circulating in this manner.
Numerous soundings in all parts of
the ocean prove thut tho bottom is a
vast undulating plain with an average
depth of two-and-a-half miles. The
greatost depth known is in the North
Pacific. The highost mountain might
be dumped into it, and there would still
be 2,000 feet of water above its peak.
This deep is r.,260 fathoms, or 31,614
feet. The greatest depth in the Atlan
tic is 4,002 fathoms; iu the Indian
Ocean it is .1,82$ fathoms. Thoro nre
upwards ot fifty deeps whore the depth
is more than throe geographical miles;
there are four whero the dopth exceeds
five miles. The seas which surround
the British Islands aro shallow. Thoir
dopth rarely exceeds 300 foot. Before
gotting into double this dopth we
should hnvo to sail many miles to'the
south ami west of Cornwall, or to the
north of Shetland, or to the wost of
Ireland. The British Islands evidently
rise from a submarine plain which
Slopes downward from oast to wost. At
Ilrst the slope is only six feet in the
milo, but it attains to the rapid descent
of 4S0 foot in the mile, until it roaches
the level of a groat plain which extends
hundreds of miles westward with little
variation  in its surface.
How far does light penetrate beneath
the sea? By exposing photographic
plates at various depths, the effect
of light has been visible at 300 fath-
.ems. At 500 fathoms tho effect was
Iosh; ut 000 fathoms mi trace of light
was found. Beyond this tho darkness
seems to bo eternal. But tho darkness
is tenanted with lifo, and with lifo
which, in many cases, carries its own
supply of light. Kverywhoro iu the
ocean, from the surface wators down to
tho depth of three or four miles, living
organisms are to be found. Indeed,
there is no depth limit to lifo. It is
found eveu in those regions which may
well bo cnlled tho deserts of tho sea,
whose depths lire enormous, where thc
pressure must be scvernl tons to thc
square inch, and the temperature approaches tho freezing point and the
sunlight never enters. MoBt of the
living creatures .it these depths carry
their own searchlight, proceeding from
peculiar and special organs. These organs are not equally distributed, Tn
some cases they are entirely absent; in
others the fish constantly emits a pale
blue phosphorescent light; in others the
liglit nan bo turned "on" and "off"
liko a bull's-eye lantern, thus enabling
the fish to hunt or hide at pleasure. In
these regions of the very deep sea the
number of living things is not to be
comparod with the teeming life of the
surface ami  shore waters.
There is nn doubt that a fortune,
and probably it large one, awaits the
mnn who shall solve certain problems,
Surgery, for instance, has made wonderful strides of lato yoars, and its al
lied art of dentistry has become almost
an exact science; but, though the dentist can furnish tho mouth with new
and wonderfully efficient instruments
• C mastication, yot the surgeon has
hitherto entirely failed to replace
the  worn out  orgnns of digestion.
Ue can remove, wholly or in part, almost every organ of the body, but he
can do very littlo towards their artificial replacement. It is said that Mr.
Rockefeller has offered half a million
dollars to anyone who will supply him
with a now digestive apparatus, but
lip to tbo present, we havo not heard
that anyone has drawn tho cash.
Tho same gentleman is bald, and al
though he is probably less perturbed
ubout his bald pate than about, his dyspeptic stomach, yet doubtless ho would
be willing to endow thnt mau with a
pension for lifo who would rethatch
his roof. Many hair washes there are
which have admirable qualities in tho
direction of stimulating the growth of
the hair nnd preventing it from fslling
out, but oven the manufacturer of those
articles of the toilet would frankly admit that a real and infallible cure for
baldness has not been discovered. The
man who could rise up and demonstrate
to the world that he can make hnir
spring up on a patch of pate as smooth
ns a billiard ball would be a millionaire in six months.
Many dis-easos, liko leprosy, the
plague, cholera, uud smallpox, huvo
bcen wholly or nearly eradicated from
Westoru Europe, America, and tho
British colonies, yot rhematism con
tinues to cripple tens of thousands, and
•ousidered by most doctors ns practically incurable, The mun who can
find a genuine euro is likely to be a
millionaire iu life and to have his
statue in every city after he is dead.
Tho samo remarks apply to cancer.
Investigators aro engaged on the pro
blotim Involved in the euro of this dia-
euse in every qunrtor of the globe. It
is no exaggeration to say that millions
of pounds hnvo boen spent on research
work in connection with it. and yet its
ravages remain  unabated.
So fur as consumption is concerned,
all the above remarks apply; but in
this case a more rational treat ment of
the patients und their more careful isolation have done something to reduce
its ravages, There are teeming thou
sands of men and women who would bo
willing to shower all their treasures at
tho foot of thc mnn who, one fine mom
ing, could step forth nnd say: "Here
is u cortniu cure for consumption," or
Strengthens thi Throat
Mr. W. P. Purdoro, writing from St.
Anne's Bay P.O., says: "I used to bo
troubled with relaxed throat, constant
irritation ami coughing, 1 inhaled Catarrhozone as directed und have beeu
permanently curod. I can think of
nothing so good for the throat, noso antl
bronchial tube as Catarrhozono. T recommend it to all my friends. Cure is
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"I hold iu my hands thu antidote to
cancer." Ayo, the world would beatify him.
No oue has ever found a curo for
sea sickness, yet thoro is a fortune
awaiting tho man who will do so.
Many sailors . oven, of whom tho
"Mighty Nelson'' was one, ure victims of sea-sickness if tho weather
should bo ut all rough. It has been
a human experience ever suico man ventured to embark upon tho ocean, Yot
nobody hns ever found a remodv for
•lust as, when you have a cold, ovory
person you meet will givo you a new
ami infallible cure, so, whon yuu uro
going for a voyage, short or long,
everyone wiR give you a simple panacea for seasickness. lf tho sea is
as calm as a tu ill-pond tho nostrum
acts, but iu the chops of tho Channel it
proves a tragical failure. Thoro is a
lot of monoy iu an infallible cure for
sen sickness.
The ladies of Now Jersey arc urging
tho legislature to pass a law compelling
all married mon to wear a ring on tho
thumb of tho loft hand. But why this
diffidence* Why this hesitation to do-
mand a complete and satisfying reform. A man may keep his left hand
in his trousers pocket and so excite
pursuit that should be directed elsewhere. Or he may take off the ring
and temporarily conceal it und so arouse
hopes, or evon provoke a chase thut will
be fruitless. No, lot us havo no half
measuros. Compel tho wretch to wear
a ring in his uose, not tho shadowy and
metaphorical ring that, he now wears,
but n substantial metallic circlet, pro
perly inserted and so riveted into position that there can be none of those
concealments and evasions in which the
deceiving sex is well known to rejoice.
Such u ring would not only servo as a
danger signal to unmarried and predatory Indies, but think Qf its vnlue in
the family circle as an aid to domestic
discipline, in fact as a sort of mother's
help. Attach a snahle to tho ring,
drive a staple Into tho scullery door,
and there you are. Onco used, always
used. No family should be -'ithout
Although the displacement of steam
by oil-motors has been discussed for
some time past, it is ouly recently that
theory has given placo to practice. At
present tho largest vessel of this type
afloat is tho Toiler, for service on the
canals and lakes of the Dominion. Tho
boat measures two hundred and forty-
eight feot iu length by forty-two and
a half foet beam, aud is driven by two
sets of two cycle rcvorsiblo Biosel oilengines developing throe hundred and
sixty brake horso po wor,
On a recent round trip from tho
Tyne to Calais, with a total deadweight of nearly two thousand seven
hundred tons, she made an average
speed of six and three quarters miles
per hour on the outward run, and nine
and a half miles per hour on the homo
wanl trip, when she was light in ballast. The consumption of oil-fuel
averuged about one and three quarter
ton per day.
Kot only doos tho oil motor represent
a groat saving in weight aud space as
compared with the steam engine, but
tho stoking staff is dispensed wit i cn
tirely. while greater space for cargo ie
provided, tho oil being carried in thu
double bottom. Tho comparative cost
of oil and coal obviously depends upon
the facilities for obtaining these com-
moditiee iu the territory to which the
vessel trade*.
On the Clyde a large vessel designed
to have a speed of twelvo knots per
hour is under construction. This vessel will be of five thousand tons, and
havo a deadweight capacity of sovon
thousand tons. Thc propelling engines will be Diesel two-cycle reversiug
oil engines, driving twin screws.
A simple ruse deceived the strike
pickets at Liverpool. A numbor of
"blacklegs" got to one of the boats
disguised as clerks. They wero woll
washed ii■ I well dressed, even to the
wen ring ni' cull's and ties, and tho
makeup put the pit keta off thoir
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inflamed parts, which exude mucous,
and restore them to a healthy state, the
cough disappearing under the curative
effects of the medicine. It is pleasant
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Eccentric Characters
(By J^hn Fyvie)
If it bo true, as John Stunrt MiM
maintained, that eccentricity has always
abounded when and where strength of
character baa abounded, and that the
amount of eccentricity iu a society has
generally been proportional to the
amount of genius, vigour, and moral
courage it contained, theu there must
have been un extraordinary amount of
genius, vigour, and moral courage
amongst the inhabitants of Groat Britain during the unjustly disparaged eighteenth century, tor 0f a certainty the
country then swarmed with "cranks."
This reflection hus more than once occurred te me in the courso of the ro
searches which I hnvo had to make into
certain biographical backwaters of the
Georgian era. But, leaving the reader
to pursue this line of thought if he
pleases, and to turn ovor iu hi* owu
mind the great and celebrated names of
the period, I will content myself with
sotting dowu a few particulars concern
ing certain eccentric persons of a humbler class, whoso achievements were not
sufficient to got their names into any
biographical dictionary, but whose characters und conduct wore so unconventional that many of ns would be glad to
hoar a good deai more of them than anybody has thought tt worth while to put
upon  record. ,
lu 1799 thero died at Item ford, in Es
sex, a well-known butcher of that town
named Wilson. Mr. Wilson, it appears,
was notable for his Integrity in business
and for the gentleness of his manners-
two qualities which, perhaps, would
scarcely have entitled him to the notice
of posterity had he not also exhibited a
remarkable, addiction to psalmody, extraordinary proficiency iu ponmuuship,
and a highly peculiar manner of eating
his dinner. Such butcher's bills as ho
sent in to his customers had never boon
seen before, and hnve never beon so
since. They woro all exquisitely writteu
by his owii hand; but the top line would
bo, perhaps, in German text the aeeond
in Roman letters simulating the finest
print; fcoef would bo in one style of
writing, mutton in another, lamb
third; while each of those kinds of meat
would bo still further distinguished by
a different color of ink. Ho was a
great friend of the Church, observing all
its ordinances and a trifle more. Kvery
Sunday ho entertained the congregation
with a solo, singing tho psalms by himself until the minister came iuto
the dosk. And on every lust fast
day, while all the rest of the eongrega
tion went homo to thoir refreshment
and rest, between morning and evening
horvice, ho uever quitted the church,
but wont about from pew to pew repenting the Lord's Prayer and singing
appropriate psalms, until he hud performed these favorite devotions in overy
pew in the church. lle had a large
appetite, and seemed determined that
all Horn ford should know it; for, instead
of sitting down quietly to dinner in his
back parlor, he would usually sally
forth into the streot, with a leg or a
shoulder of lamb in ouo hand, a large
knife in the other, a small loaf of
bread in his pocket, and a handful of
salt in tho head of the arm which carried the joint; aud, thus equipped,
would perambulate the town, eating us
he went, until he had consumed the
whole of this vory substantial meal. It
is not surprising that his friend Bing-
ley, the London bookseller, declared that
he did not know a larger man in Horn
What Mr. Wilson of Romford drunk
with his meat is not no record] but a
certain William Lewis, Hsqnire, of
Jilandisrnan, who fllod on the 80th December, 17911, in tho net of drinking a
"tumbler raaur"—thnt is, a cup of
Welsh ale containing about a wine-
quart—had made it a rule of his lifo
(as the Gentleman's Magazine for thnt
year reports, to rend a certnin number
of chapters in the Bible every morning,
and, hy way of assisting in tho digestion of so much spiritual food, to drink
no less than eight gallons of ale every
morning! One wonders what the late
Sir Wilfrid Lawson, of jocular memory,
would hnve saiil to this startling instance of an alliance between boor ami
the Bible. It was calculated by somo
mathematical genius of the time that
iu the course of his life Mr. Low)8 must
have drunk enough ale to float a
seventy-four gun ship. Mis size was
extraordinary. If we may believe the
Gentleman's Magazine, ho weighed
fiiit'i pounds, and the diameter of his
body was no less thnn six feot. Fortunately, says tho writer of his obituary notice, he died in his parlor, for
it would have been impossible to bring
him downstairs in a coffin, Kven as
it wns, the undertakers bad to uae a
erunn to lift the coffin on to a carriage,
and to have the same machine in the
churchyard to lot it down into his
Another occontric of a totally different kind was an old bachelor named
John Little, who died iu his house at
Kentish Town in 1708, at the nge of
eighty-four. So great was his antipathy to marriage that ho discarded his
brother, the only relative bo had loft,
for not continuing like himself in a
state of colibaoy. lle was oxtremely
penurious; and when a physician whom
it hnd boon necessary to call in advised
him to drink a glass of wine occasionally
he would not trust his housekeeper with
the key of the cellar, but insisted on
being carried into it himself that he
might bring away a bottle in his own
hands. As might be anticipated, his
distrust cost him dear; for being carried from n warm bed to a damp vault
brought on a "shivering fit," nnd in a
few days he was dead. When his keys
were obtained, one hundred and seventy -
throo pairs of brooches, with numerous
othor nrticlos of attire, woro found in
a room which had not been opened for
fourteen yoars, and, in n lock-up coachhouse, one hundred and eighty wigs. All
these, of course, together with his two
thousand pounds worth of lnnded property, cloven thousand pounds in tho 4
per cents., and twenty-five thousand
pounds in various tontines, thon became thc property of his poor brother
who hnd bo grievously offended him by
getting married.
The forogoing rosult was obviously
duo to Mr. John Little's failure to make
a will. But most cranks have exhibited their eccentricity especially in
heir wills. In 1773 a gentlemau named
Underbill was buried at Whittlcseu, in
Cambridgeshire. He left very precise
instructions as to his funeral, and six
thousands pounds to bis sister on tbo
conditions that she curried them out.
No relative was to follow his corpse,
but only six gentlemen whom he named,
to euch of whom he desirod his sister to
give teu guineas, and to request of
them not to eome in black clothes. According to his instructions, as soon as
the burial service was ended, an arch
was turned over the coffin, in which was
placed a small piece of white marble
bearing the inscription, "Nou omnia
moriar, 1773." Then the six gentlemen who followed him to the grave
sang thc last stanza of the twentieth
ode of the second book of Horace. No
one was invited but the Bix gentlemen
alroady mentioned, no bell was tolled
and there were none of the conventional
signs of mourning. The coffin wns
pain tod green; and the deceased was
laid in it with all his clothes on. Under his head was placed Saundon's Horace, at his feet Bentley's Milton; iu his
right hand was a small Greek Testament, in his left a little edition of Horace; while Bentley's edition of Horace
wus placed sub podiee. After tho ceremony was over, the six gentlemen went
back to tho house, and aftor a cold
supper sang tho thirty-first ode of the
first book of Horace, drunk a cheerful
glass,'and went homo about eight
o'clock.     "Which done," were the con-
hiding words of this eccentric's will,
'I would Imve thom tuko a cheerful
glass, and think uo more of John Underbill."
A rather lesB poetic eccentric was a
farmer of Stevenage, in Hertfordshire,
who died on the 1st February, 1721, and
was found to havo ordered by will that
his estate, which was worth about four
hundred pounds a your, should be enjoyed by his two brothers (both clergymen), or. if they should die, by his
nephew, until tho expiration of thirty
yoars, when he supposed he should return to life, and then it was to revort
to him. lle ulso directed that his
co tli n should be fixed ou a beam iu his
burn, which was to be locked and tho
key left inside so that he might let
himself out. Strange to say, the provisions of tiiis certainly more than
merely eccentric will wore strictly observed. His executors let the coffin
itay in the burn a day or two longer
than the specified thirty years—namely,
from 1st Fobruary, 1721. to tho 5th February, 1761—and then, as he showed no
signs oi rising, they took it ont and
buried it.
What causes eccentricity iu meu it is
mpossible to say. According to Pro-
feasor McDongall of Oxford, the physiological explanation is thnt whereas the
neutral systems of the bruins of coin
monplttce persons tend to become cir
cumscribed aud individualized, in n
higher type of brain tho neutral systems
are more complexly interwoven. But,
iu the first place, this physiological
complexity is only inferred from the
observed results; and, in the second
placo, it appears to be impossible to
tell whether auy such complexity will
result in the production of a wit,
original thinker, or a crunk. There
may also, perhaps, be some difference
of opinion not only as to what causes,
but as to what constitutes it wit, an original thinker, or a crank. Wherefore,
passing lightly over tho case of an eld-
rly maiden lady, known as "Mrs."
Gregg,   who  towards  the  close  of the
eittury, kept eighty cats, at nn allowance of a guinea a week, under her hospitable roof In Southampton Bow,
Bluomsbury; and barely mentioning an
old bachelor of Bolio, n retired Chango
Alloy broker, who for the last fourteen' years of his life amused himself
going daily On tho stage couch from
London to Greenwich, and immediately
returning   in   another   stage coach   (an
muscment for which he paid regularly
wenty-sevcti    pounds a  year),   I  will
leave it to the reader to suy in which
of the foregoing categories he will place
the hern of my concluding story.
John Kilburn who was born at Richmond, and who died in a public-house
;it Water-Newton in 1797, wns well
known to the sporting gentlemen of his
day its a "list-seller" and attendant at
the stables at. most of the races in the
kingdom. One day, in sultry harvest-
time, being in Bedfordshire a few dnys
before the date of the Richmond races,
stony-broke" and hard put to it to
know how to covor the one hundred
and seventy miles to Richmond In time,
he at last* hit upon the following expedient, lie got u blacksmith of his
acquaintance to make him a bit of iron
chain with a padlock on it marked with
the words "Richmond Jail." Then he
walked out into one of the neighboring
ornfields. placed the bit of chain on
one of his legs, locked it with the padlock, and lay down, pretending to be
hsleep. As he expected, it was riot long
before he was apprehended and hurried
before tho nearest justice of the peace.
He said nothing beyond mumbling that
he had never been* tried, and that ho
hoped they wouldn't keep him till tho
DMfoel were over. After some consideration, the magistrate directed two
constables to take him off in a carriage
to Richmond .lull forthwith. On arriving nt the jail tbe constables nsked the
keeper if ho knew their prisoner. "Oh
yes," he replied, "this is Kilburn. 1
have known him mnny years." "Wo
were sure he hnd broken out of your
jail." said the constables, "because
the padlock on his chain has your
mark ou it." "Broken out of my
jnil!'' exclaimed the keeper. '' Why,
he was nover in it; and I never heard
any harm of him in my life." "No
more have these gentleman," slyly put
in the smili*ng Kilburn. "They have
made a mistake. But an thoy have
been good enough to bring rue home out
of Bedfordshire, I thnnk them for their
kind usage. I need trouble them no
further," he added, "for you see T
have the key of my padlock;" and,
suiting the action to the word, he took
off his bogus fetter, wished them gnod. i
day, and walked off to the stables.        J
locomotive engineer, and oould earn a
living at the work did he so desire.
Lord Lonsdale is a magnificent sb»t,
a rider to hounds without a superior,
and has been termed the best driver of
a four in hand in the world.
Lord Rosebery is a collector of small
articles and knu-k knacks in silver and
china, the relics of great men appealing
specially to his fancy.
Sir Kdward Elgur* the famous composer, is an ardent naturalist, and ut
one tnme made a hobby of making and
flying kites.
General Booth gives the following as
his rules for long life: eat little, drink
Water, tnke exercise, have a system,
takes pleasures wisely, avoid excess of
all kinds, aim high.
liord Kinnnird is the only peer who
has played in tho winning team of an
international football match.
Lord Charles Beresferd is so fro
quently nsked far his autograph that
he uow demands the sum of half
crown from each autograph hunter. The
money goes to naval charities in which
he is interested.
The Ihike of Buedeuch owns 480,000
acres of land.
The Mikado of Japan is a hunter and
angler of no moan ability, as well as a
good exponent of lawn teunis.
Mr. J. F». Rockefeller is forbidden by
his physician to eat anything which
hns beon cooked, not oven bread or
cakes. His diet is confined to uncooked nient, with eggB and vegetables.
No European ruler uses the telegraph
so much as the Czar of Russia. Tie
has a secret code both for liis private
and official messages, and spends $2fi,
000 a year on this kind of correspondence.
Only a pair of dark brown eyes,
Only a dimple sweet;
Only the clouded autumn skies.
Only n muddy street.
Only a glance from the eyes of brown,
Only a friendly smile;
Only a maid in. a fetching grown,
Only a bit of guile.
Only a boy with an ardent heart.'
Only o gust of rain;
Only a glance at :i taxi cart,
Only a sudden pain.
Only a deeply anxious thrill.
Only a frown of rue;
Only a lone, lorn dollar bill,
Only a swift skiddoo!
Amongst the most treasured possessions of Harry Trawler nre a cheap
watch which he won in n singing competition as a boy, and tbo old pick
which he used when he worked as a
"collier laddie."
Thc Duke of Sutherland is a skilled
tlid  nut
of Do
In a new country the surveyor is a
great man. George Washington was a
iurveyor. lie surveyed his country
first and became its father afterwards,
lie knew all about it because ho had
looked  it over.
The Dominion land surveyor is the
true pathfinder of Canada's Last great
West. Without his worh, well done,
the settler might (iml it difficult, to lo-
oute the fertile acres which mean to
hhn hope and achievement. Giving all
due credit to a vigorous immigration
policy and good land laws, it remains
a fact that neither would bo of much
practical use if the surveyor
spy out the promised land in
explore it, and actually delimit the
For the last 40 years thos employes
of the topographical survey branch of
tho interior department, have been paving the way for the farmer, the rancher, tho lumberman and the minor. If
the immigrant was able to tako up his
laud, not as a squatter, but with an
absolutely secure title, it was becauso
the Dominion laud surveyor had been
thore before him, with transit and
chain, marking out •homesteads
highway, lake and  rivor
At confederation not an acre
million lunds had been officially stir
veyod. Today a vast tract of over one
hundred and'fifty million of acres in
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
sufficient to provide nearly a million
homesteads, has been defined by the
surveyor's monuments. This surveyed
tract is less thuu half the total area of
these three provinces, but is twice as
large as the British Isles, aud larger
than either Germany, France or Spain.
The system is simple and sure, and
as cheap as is' consistent with efficiency. First, lines called* initial meridians, starting from points on tht; international boundary, about ISO miles
apart, are run directly north, cutting
the country into strips. The tlrst, or
principal meridian, as it is generally
called, runs through the country a
short distance west of Winnipeg, the
second meridian is neur Moosomiu und
Vorkton; the third near Moose Jaw and
Prince Albert; the fourth is the boundary line between Saskatchewan and
Alberta, and is iu the vicinity of Modi
cine Hat and Lloydminstor; and the
fifth   is   near Calgary   and   Edmonton.
The comparatively wide strips of
country formed by the meridians aro
again divided into narrower ones about
six miles wide, culled ranges, which uro
numbered easterly from the principal
meridian and westerly from each meridian as far as the noxt. Thus range
seven, west of the fourth meridian, is
a strip of land about -10 miles west of
Lloyilminstor and extending from tho
international boundary as far north as
the meridian can be surveyed. Tho
ranges are then sliced into townships
by tines running cast and west about
six miles apart TheBe townships are
niiintiered northerly from the international boundary.
The designation of townships by
numbers abundantly compensates for
its luck of poetry in nomenclature by
its remarkable simplicity and convenience. This method of numbering is of
greater value in the geography of the
West than the decimal system js in
currency or the mertic system is in
weights and measures. The namo of
the township at once indicates its location. Thus wo know that township 58,
range 25, west of the fourth meridian,
or township 53-25*4 for short, is about
815 miles north of tho international
boundary and about 150 miles west of
the fourth meridian; and anyone familiar with the map of Wostorn Camilla
ill know that we speak of a township in tho vicinity of Kdmonton. Similarly, township 24*2-5 is recognized as
being in the vicinity of Calgary, and
township 49 27-2 as being in trie Prince
Albert district.
Before the land can be laid out into
townships and the - towMiips subdivided into sections, the initial meridians
and the base lines (which run east and
west about 24 miles apart) must bo
marked  out.   Tbis is tho work of the
outline survey, and is tho most trying
and difficult of all survey work, aB
it is in practically unexplored territory.
Tho difficulties of transportation are
tremendous, and the successful surveyor must combine with the scientific
knowledge of his profession a military
genius for organization. Long distances
from bases of supplies have to be covered by canoe or pack horse in sum
mor and by dog train and toboggan in
winter. Roads must be kept opeu for
communication with the outfitting
point, bridges must be built, caches or
supply depots established, and a transport outfit mast be kept ou the trail.
The outlines are uow fairly well in
advance of township subdivision. The
trend of settlement, the construction of
railways, the prospective development
of natural resources, all have their effect in deciding the location iu which
outline work must be carried out in
order to provide for the subdivision
which will Inevitably follow.
The unsubdivided tract northwest of
Prince Albert and the country between
Kdmonton aud McMurruy uud throughout the Peace Rivor and Fort Vermilion districts have already been cover
ed hy a preparatory network of bases
aud meridians. Much remains to be
done, however, and the establishment
of outlines through the territory north
east of Prince Albert ami over the tract
to be traversed by the projected railway to Hudson Bay hus already been
commenced, and will be carried ou
during the coming season.
During the year 1910 eight outliners
were employed under the instructions
of tho Biirvoyor-goneral of Dominion
lauds in pioneer work in the western
provinces. One worked west of Lake
Winnipeg and will continue during the
winter on sintlur surveys in the vicinity of Cumberland House aud the Pas.
Another was ougiiged in establishing
the base between the third ami fourth
meridians, nlunit 150 miles northwest of
Prince Albert. A third produced the
fourth meridian northerly across the
Clearwater River toward Lake Athabasca. The fourth and fifth together
were employed iu the country between
Athabasca Landing and McMurruy nnd
i sixth is completing the base between
tho fifth and sixth meridians, about :.0
miles north of Lesser Slave Lako. A
seventh surveyor worked in the Peace
River district' south of Grand Prairie,
and will remain in that district during
the winter und the coming summer to
complete tho outlines surveys required
iu the block of three and one half millions of acres adjoining the boundary
of Alebrta, which has been conveyed by
tho province of British Columbia to the
Dominion government. The oirflitfli.
party was engaged in producing the
fifth* meridian northerly across the
Peace Hive* and establishing tho
bases westerlv from thut meridian
through the Tort Vormilion district,
where settlement is likely to extend
vory soon. Some of these parties of
survevors, namely, those employed ou
the fourth aud fifth meridian and in
the Peace Rivor district, workod at
least 500 miles distant from Kdmonton,
the nearest railway base.,
lu addition to his daily hardships,
the OUtlihor must be forever worrying
ahmit the accuracy of his results.
Frequently there is no means of as
cortaining tho closing error or the dis
tunee the line will ultimately strike
from the survey post on the uext mori
dian until the entire distance betweon
meridians lias been crossed. It must bc
remembered that with an ordinary steel
chain for measuring and n comparatively light transit for determining the
direction of the line, extreme accuracy
can not be aimed at, neither would the
practical results .justify any extraordinary expenditure of time and money.
Vet conditions and difficulties consider
ed, the work shows a remarkable degree of precision. The base line nortli
of township 52, between (ho second and
third meridians, was run a distance of
105 miles in temperatures ranging from
9*J decrees above to '17 degrees below,
through forest and muskeg, over hill
and valley, across lake and river, and
the measurement was found to be ouly
02 foet short of the calculated distance
and the line struck only 100 feet south
of the post.
Besides the outline survevors, 34
other surveyors were employed on
work of vnrious kinds throughout
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
ami in the Dominion lands of the railway belt of British Columbia. Some of
theso were engaged in restoring obllt
orated surveys, in completing work
rendered necessary by the changes in
topographical features, and in the lay
ing out of lands required for settlement
or for coal or timber. Two parties
went down to Athabasca River, which
forms the first link in the great wntor
way chain to the Arctic, One of thoso
parties was employed at Fort Smith on
the northern boundary of Alberta, and
the other was engaged under 11. W.
Selby in adjusting and surveying sot-
tiers' claims at McMurray. Selby completed his survey and was on his return trip to Kdmouton whon ho wns
accidently drowned in the Athabasca
Hiver. It is a tribute to his devotion to
duty nud his careful supervision of
work while in the field that his survey
botes were kept in so clear and com
plele a manner thut the department
will probably be able to compile, with
very little inconvenience, all necessary
plans ami records of his work.
One of the incidental activities of
survey work is gathering topographical
and scientific Information, An explorer
is attached to each of the parties.
In all, 77 surveyors were employed
under the surveyor-general'k instructions during the yonr 1010. They supervised the employment of a small
army of about 1,200 men, and thc
transport outfits required, sufficient to
"put n girdle round about the earth,"
nnd un area of about seven millions
of acres was made ready for the settlers. Thus, the year's work means
an addition of the survey area of a
tract of land five times as largo as tho
province of  Prince  Kdward  Island.
The government landmarks, which are
now established ovor all the western
prairies and far Into the northern forests, havo still to be carried north ns
icon   lights   to   traveller   and   land
ker, for wherever a survoy post is
found the inscription indicatos both
locality and direction, and the travel-
lev requires neither sextant nor compass, sun nor star, to point out his
course, or to determine his latitude and
Orange peel dried and grated makes
very fine yellow powder that is delicious flavoring for cakes nnd puddings.
History of a Famous Ring
(By Harriet Benson)
The closing days of last May record-   her   husband's   behalf,   bnt    the   Pipe
ed the sale in  London of the famous j doomed it inexpedient to meddle in tha
"Essex Ring." Our renders will ro
member that it was given to the Karl
uf Essex by Queen Elizabeth us a token
of her affection, the legend being that
if ever the Karl was in danger he was
to return it to the royal donor. The
Earl was arrested and condemned to be
executed. He intrusted the talisman
to the Countess of Nottingham, who
promised to convey it to the Qpeon, but
was won over or frignlened by the enemies of the Karl aud did not fulfil
ier promise. Queen Elizabeth not reviving the silent appeal i'ur help, was
offended by the seeming independence
or iudotVeronce of tho Karl, u-.tj did not
annul the sentence of death. The ring,
which ever since that time litis been in
the possession of the Kssex family, bus
been sold at auction recently fot $17
The incident  has freshly brought to
' mind the well-loved story of an
other ring about wliich clings an old ro
munce or a hero known to history's
page uud a lady "so lovely and
irtuous that all who looked upon
loved her"—a tender tale of love
and sacrifice—the story of au old. old
ring which became my wedding ring.
Ouo summer day the groat German
historian Dr. Henry Thode, of Hiedel-
borg University, was delving among the
musty tomes ' in the Library of St.
Mark's in Venice, when there eume to
the custodian of the archives trench-
diggers from Friuli, bringing a curious ring which they had found bur-
id fifteen feet deep in the earth. It-
was exquisitely rounded and iu its engraving n masterpiece of the goldsmith's art. In the decorative pattern
was quaint lettering, out of whieh. the
Venetian keoper of the archives could
make nothing; so he carried tho ring
to Professor Thode, who saw ut a glance
that the inscription was in sixteenth
century Gorman. But a ring with a
German inscription buried under fifteen
feet of Italian soil! Vastly interested,
letter by letter he pieced it out. In
diagonal lines set between decorative
bands it road: " Myt Wylieu dyn cy-
gen"—(Willingly thine own). So it
was a lovo token, a symbol of plighted
troth! But how did it happen that a
Gorman wedding-ring thus luy buried
in Italy—a ring of the sixteenth century1! This ring must have beeu a
witness of tho groat Kmporor Maxi*
milinn's Italian campaigns, and there
on the shelves before him, in the unedited manuscripts of some painstaking
chronicler, he might find perchance the
whole love story and the record of the
token's loss. Giving the happy labor
ors the equivalent of many days' wages,
he slipped the ring on his finger and
eagerly began the quest for its history.
And after a long search lie found the
very document in the closolv written
pages of Marino. Sattuto's fifty six-volume diary! Bit. by bit ho traced the
story, and hero it is;
At the court of the Kmperor Maximilian wns a noble and very beautiful young Indy of Augsburg, Apolloniu
Lung by name, who was iu highest favor with the Emperor, ami whom ho g.
ill marriage to the commander of his
forces iu Italy, Count Christopher
Frangipaui. Part of his wedding gift
to them was the castle at Obprvelliich,
in the Tyrol, wliere the happy and favored pair took up their residence. With
their outward appearance we may bj-
come acquainted through the altar
painted for them by the gifted Nether-
land artist Jau Sclioroel, which is still
in the church at Obervollach. Its centrnl section represents Apollonia's kin-
tired; on one of the wings is St. Apol
Ionia, ou the other St. Christopher carrying the Christ child. Apolloniu is
slight, with delicate features and tender eyes. She wears the handsome
dress of the period, ami holds in her
hand an open book. Christopher is robust; energetic, und intense-looking.
But all too soon Count Christopher
was ordered to resume his command in
Italy. At first fortune smiled on him
and victory crowned his every undertaking. One day, however, says tht?
chronicle, as his army was making a
long march to the siege of a certain
town, Fraugipani rode at its head, silent, gloomy, dispirited. Then there
rode up to him oue of his archers, Bel-
tegrino of Verona, and rallied htm upon his sadness. "Why so cast down,
my lord?" he asked. "Why so sad
and silent 7 I know indeed why, for
there is but one cause which mitkoth
men to lie so downcast. Vou are in
lovo. 'Tis an evil thing, this thing
thai we call love; no good doth come
of it; il is ever the source of greatest
wretchedness. If you are not convinced listen to the .pitiful tnle of two of
mine own fellow-townspeople who came
to tlieir unhappy ending just because
Of love." And there on the road across
Friuli, about a hundred years before
Shnkespenre's day, Peltegrino told the
story of Rumen and Juliet! But it
failed to divert Count Fraugipani from
Ins melancholy thoughts, and finally In
confided to his companion thnt the roll
sou for his dejection was that he had
the day before, in battle, lost a sort of
reliquary, in the form of a ring, which
he greatly treasured; that he cnuld not
escape the presentiment that* this was
an evil omen; that now tho t ide of-
fortune would turn, and defeat and loss
would be his portion henceforth.
The story of the loss of the ring was
evidently written to Obervolluch, for,
as soon ns the post of those dnys permitted, a letter enme from Apolloniu
to her "most nobly born, most reverenced, most beloved lord," saying that
she had already commissioned hor brother, the goldsmith in Venice, to mnke
nnother ring exactly like the former
and bearing the same inscription, but.
somewhat smaller, ns "the old ring was
always too loose."
But the omen proved faithful;
Frnngipani lost the battle toward which
he rode so hopelessly, and battle upon
battle after that. Venice won the supremacy in Italy, and Count Frnngip;ini
was carried thoro a prisoner and shut
up in the Tnrreselln. Apollonia appealed to the Kmporor Maximilian, but
tho burden of his cares nnd reverses
was too greet to permit of his concern
ing himself about one imprisoned ««ti-
eral. She begged nor brother the Ca:
dinil to link the Pope to intercede in
politics of Europe at tbat juncture, ta
Venice she appealed before the Doge
Leonardo I/orcduno and the Council of
Ten, "a small, frail woman, but most
lovable and worthy of reverence," says
the chronicle, to ask permission to visit
her husband in the Torresella. When
ouce within his cell, she was taken so
violently ill that they dared not remove
her, ami afterwards, in spito of Dcge
aud Senators, sho stayed on tbere wiih
him in prison. On thv :ird of Septen-
ber, IMS, Christopher cut on tke m utile
ledge theso words: "Imprisoned hce
in the Torresella .... I. Christopher
Fraugipani . . . aud I. Apollonia, his
wife, come to bear him company. . . .
Ho who cannot endure good and evil
alike cun never attain great houor. Farther, neither good nor evil lasts forever here." For three years Apollonia
remained in the prison in fa ling health,
utterly woak and itl iu body, but strong
and hopeful iu spirit, to hearten hor
lord—in sickness or in health, in life
or in death, "Willingly thine own."
Thon tho power of Venice declined,
[Milan gained the ascendency iu Italy,
and Count Frangipaui was transferred
from the Torresella to the Oastello of
Milnn. As soon as war possible in
her physical woukness Apollonia followed him, but died shortly after she
reached the Lombard city.
And uow this ring in replica brings a
touch of the tender romance of thnt old
heroic age, n memory of supreme love
and faithfulness, intn two more proisaic
lives of the twentieth century.
Tar stains can be easily removed by
rubbing then with a little butter, Leave
it on for some time and thtm wash off
with warm water and yellow soap, when
the spot will entirely disappear.
Flowers can be kept fresh for a long
time by placing their stems in a potato.
Bore holes in the potato with a skewer
antl insert the stems, and [dare tho potato iu a bowl.      No water is required.
When taking up a boiled or steamed
pudding allow it to stand for a fow
minutes beforo turning it out after it
is removed from the saucepan. This
will ensure it turning out successfully
without breaking.
A good way to clean brown boots
when they have gono a dirty, almost
black, color is to rub well with a piece
of soft cloth dipped in benzine. This
will Have the efl'cct of making them almost their original color.
To (dean the hone handles of knives
or any bone article, it is a good plan
to use salt and lemon-juice. First rub
the article well with the lemon-juice,
and then with the salt. Tins removes
stains and ulso grease-spots.
Should you suspect moths in a carpet, if you can locate the affected parts,
tlip a cloth in very hot wuter with a
little ammonia in it. Spread it on
the carpet, und then go over it with a
hot iron. The steam will kill the
For those who hnve to do muck
household work this hint will bo useful. Beforo putting the hands into
soda-water rub the finger-tips and
round the nails with vaseline. The
water will npt thou touch them and
make thom crack.
If changing the water does not revive faded flowers, place them in boiling water up to about one third of the
stem; by the time lhe water has got
cold the flowers will look quite fresb
again. Cut off the ends and put tbem in
I imi ri  cold water.
It is uot generally known that com
mini alum melted   iu an iron spoon ovor
hot  fire forms an exceedingly strong
ment for joining glass, china, or
breakages of any kind. Articles
mended in this way may be washed,
and will not como apart again.
Laundresses recommend that a little
vinegar be added to thc water in which
stockings arc rinsed nfter being washed.
The stockings should then bc dried
wrong side out. Colored stockings will
not be fuded, and black ones will retain
their original lustre.
When lining a basin with paste for
a beef steak pudding, cut a piece of thc
paste away at the bottom about the
size of it two-shilling piece; then place
in tho meat as usual; it. will be found
that the pudding will take an hour loss
to cook thau if lined in the usual way.
Never cover up nail or tooth brushes
on the washstnml. The bristles will
softon and smell unpleasantly if not al
lowed fresh air. Sponges, also, should
never bc covered, and should occasion
ally be washed in strong soda or ammonia ami water, to extract any grease
that may bo in them.
When it is necessary fo repaint a
bath it should be rubbed all over with
sand paper or pumire stone. After this
apply two or three coats of bath enamel,
which will adhere much better when the
surface is roughened, In order to preserve thc paint wheu tbe bath is in use,
be careful to turn ou the cold tap before letting hot water run into it.
Flour absorbs ad odors, so keep it
closely covered.
Celery writ keep crisp a long time if
kept where it is perfectly dark.
Ta clean a bluck Ft raw hat and make
it look like new, rub it with tko tiniest bit of butter on velvet, and then
polish with a fresh (tietr of velvet.
One of the most remarkable placed
of worship in the world is the miners'
chapel in My mid Monigdd Colliery,
Swansea, where for more than fifty
years the workers have eacb morning
assembled for worship. The sanctuary
is situated close to tho bottom of the
shaft. Tho ouly light is that obtained
from a solitary Davy safety lamp hung
ovor the pulpit from the ceiling, and
the oldest miner in tho colliery is generally  chosen to officiate,
It is uot only in Kngland and .
America that font ist io prices are paid
for dogs, but in Germany fanciers will
pay high prices, At the rerent exhibition of dogs at Cassel a Frenchman offered 12,000 marks, about $3,000, for a
pollco dog, The dog rejoices in the
name of Tell, and tbe sum offered might
be considered as conclusive evidence
that Tell is worthy of his famous name,
but this is not all. Thc dog belongs
to Sergeant Decker, who refused the
tempting offer, observing tbat his dog
should not quit Germany at any priee. THE ISLANDER, CUMRETlUNt), B.O
On The Road to Union Bay.
Cmsrltnay Opera Home   X
Rismltt. Hotel
let J, $300   Lois 8 and i, (250   Lot 5, 8325   Lot G 875   Lot 7, $250
Lots 8, 9, 10, 11 ami 12, J250   Lot 13, j-275
Situate about 300 yards from Courtenay Opera House.     ALL LOTS CLEARED.    Terms, Third
Cash, Balance, 6, and 12 Months.
Ft *uVt
Silkwear of all kinds, Dry
Goods, Grcceries,Hardware.
10 per cent, off for first ten days.
Store at Chinatown.    GOODS SOLD CASH ONLY.
__ 'ii/ i>_/
is sold by
McPhee &
GBNBRAL    MBKeiMNTS   —      iT^m    ^~ta
Courtenay      o.V2.
at 40c
This TEA is a Special
Blend and well worthy
of aKtrial, so do not fail
to TRY IT.
Cuntiiiuod from firat page.
E'^ht. inning Dickson fowled out tn
Raines, E Donally flyed out to Chambers,
Erickson hit safe in right garden, and
stole second, Ryan struck out. Runs 0.
Reahr safe on Sweeney,s fumble, Reahr
n't It. second, Harrison struck nut, Raines
out to Erickson, Freeman safe on Sweeney's error, Reahr scoring. Chambers replace Freeman at firat when Erickson hit
him on the knee, Chambers stole seeond
and third, and then came home, when
F.rrell hit to Diekson, and Dickson
fumbled the ball, leaving Farrel safe on
Hi At and thou went to third on Rainey'a
Iut, Lawsenee hit for two bases, sooriug
Farrel and Raney, Chambers scoring
Lawrence with a Httle bingle to right and
then let Donally lay him out. Score 6
Nine inning. Thomas Drew a pass, and
went second ou Donally's saerafice, Curtis
out to Raines, Thomas aeeond, Beek ended the game by striking out. Score 1
Scoie hy in i g-
Conrteiiny 000(102001   8
Stars 0 1 1 0 6 0 3 5 0 I fi
TuKwIay night
Thuraday night
Saturday night
Sunday, per Cowiohun 9 am,
Wednesday—6.00 a.m.
Friday—6.00 a.m.
Saturday—4.IB p.m.
Sunday, 2.Ifl p.m. ehiirp
FilR SALE- Singe. Needles and Oil
at llle liumiiK Office.
FOR SALE—Tbree exaellenf business
looauoii* on Dimstnuir Avenue.
Apply Mrs. A. Jones.
The Pilsener Brewing Company, of
Cumberland, has a quantity of grains to
dispose of weekly, and wuuld like tend-
ers for the aame.    Apply to the Sec'y.
For The
Sprinkling will be allowed only two
nights a week, namely: Tuesday and
Friday, from 7 to 9 o'clock in the evening. Leaky taps must be attended
to nt once. Any ihaugra nr addition!
to existing piping muat tie sanctioned
hy the Company,    lly order
L. \V. Numts, Sec'y
Cumberland, Aug., 1, 1911.
All permit! for burning an cancelled.
No more issued until further notioe.
J. W. Griivk,
Diatrict Fire Warden.
FOR SALE—Forty-two acrw of hay
by acre or ton; if hauled by purchaser
(20 per ton; if delivered by seller |t2
per ton. Oood Clover, and Timothy,
Apply to Chiu Yeuk, Westwood Farm,
Sandwick, B. C. jy-lt
Distriot of Cortes Island.
T.ks notiee tbat I, Alfred Oao-
tanobo ol Vanooover, B.O. occupation
plasterer, intends to npply (oi permission to pnrohsse the lollowing described lands:—Commencing nt a posl
planted abonl 20 chains north of Ihe
south-west eornsr ol T. L. 171M,
tbence west 80 chains, thenoe north
80 obains, thenee east 80 obains,
thenee soutb 80chains.
Alfud Oactamhi.
Earl Cline, Agent,
Dated July 7«b, 1911.
Distriot ol Cortes Island.
Take notiee that I, William 1. J51I-
iott ol Vanooover, oocupalion carpen'
ler, intende to apply lor permission lo
purchase tbe following dceoribed
lands:—Commencing al • pott planted abi ut one ball mile In south-west'
srly direction Irom Oarrington Ba/,
nortb-west corner ol T.L. 40897,
thenoe soutb 70 cbains, tbenee cast 80
chains, thenoe north about B0 obains,
to shore line, tbenee lollowing chore
lines roand to place ol commencement.
William J. Elliott.
Earl Olint, Agenl,
Dated July lotb, 1911.
District ol Cortes Island,
Take nr.iiee tbat Btrl Cline, ol Van
couver, B. C. oocupalion, pholograpl-
er, intends to apply for permis ion to
purchase ihr lollowing desoribed
lauds:— Commenring al a posl
planted SO obains nurtb nl Ihe soutb
west corner ef T. L 27195, thenee
south 80 obains, tbence west 80 obelus
tbence nortb 80 ohains, ibeoce test 80
Sail Clini.
Dated July 7th, 1911.
Mrs Simms will resume givim: piano
fine lessons Sept., 4th, any time by p
point ment eicept Tuesdays.
See O. 11 Aston for "Big Bell" Alarm
If you wish to make your piano or
furniture appear just liko new, try a
hottle of Boyle's'Piano and Furniture
Polish. It is an exceptionally good
polish an.l you will not use any other
after having tried it ouce, It is put
in 75c and $1,25 bottles—For sale by
Chas. Segrave, office of The Islander
Visiting cards at the Islnnder of
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this office not later than
10 a. m. on Thursday.
Migiet Cash Store
Etc, ere.
^L^ A nice line of Iron Bedsteads
Igt   $4. "■ $40.
^T^ just   ai rived
T. 1,
■ / \
m.  _i-___Y--_]
The  BEST  Machine  o
and sold on EASY TERMS'   	
JEPSON BROS., Distriot Agents, Naniili   i, B, C.
C. Seyrave, Local Represent   '.ve, Cumberland JI. C.
the   Market
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve 87,000,000
Drafts Issued In any currency, payable nil oven iho world
highest current rates allowed on deposits ol' 3! and upwards
H. F. Montgomery, Manager,
R. E.Culbert, Manager.
When You Want a HIGH GRADE
We oarry the Largest and Best Selected Si       on the Island.
The Music House NANAIMO.B. C
■OBIB.Bg-'- ■■-.-»; ■"■-ZIS-'—B
Not in many yearahave i c sh .• i, mich
Tariety assortment of Full Suiting!, including ell the new cnlur effects in ihu
plain and fsney Cheviots, Worsteds
Scutch end Irish Tweeds, Blue and Black
Sergea, Casairoerea and Diagonals. Nearly
400 designs to aelect from Come in and
measure now. Thia ia the time to make
Sul" Agenta for the   Hnuauof Hobbi r'iu
Limited Canada's Largeat Tailors
roust or
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