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The Islander Jul 5, 1913

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VOL. IV., No. 14 <j*Hg!K>
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
City Tax Bylaw Quashed
by Supreme Court
Application Made Against Certain Part
of City Bylaw to Tax Full Value
of Improvements.
Mr. P. P. Harrison, our local
solicitor, on behalf of T. D. Mc
Lean and other taxpayers who
strongly objected to certain parts
of the City Tax Bylaw which the
present Conncil framed up and
put through, caused application
to be made before the Supreme
Court to quash that part of the
bylaw providing that the school
tax be levied on the full value of
improvements. The application
came on for hearing a day or eo
ago, the ci'.y being represented
by Mr. H. A. McLean, former
deputy attorney general, The
application was granted with
costs against the City.
The result is that at the present
time there is no provision in the
City Bylaws for raising revenue
for school purposes.
The application in question was
made on the ground that part of
the bylaw was illegal, and it
appears that the Court have upheld Mr. Harrison's opinion by
their decision.
It costs a great deal less to en
gage a solicitor in the drafting of
bylaws or at least get his opinion
than for amatuers to dabble in
matters which they are ignorant
A man who is his own lawyer
has a fool for a client.
Dominion day passed off very
quietly at the town of Bevan. A
number of the residents visited
Courtenay and Union Bay taking
in the sports, while several of the
boys spent the greater part of
the day with the fishing rod, Mr.
R. S. Sopwith securing a rare
basket of fish.
The new addition to the Hotel
Bevan will be ready for the
painters in a few days. The citizens are anxiously awaiting the
opening day,
The sheveree band are advised
to keep their eyes wide open from
now on. It is generally understood that a few of the late
arrivals are about to join the
noble army of martyrs. The residences are already undergoing
repairs while preparations are
already under way for the grand
The residents of the town were
shocked to hear of the death of
Mrs. George Willis, which took
place last Tuesday at the Union
and Comox District Hospital. The
last report received here was to
the effect that the deceased lady
was improving. Much sympathy
is felt for the bereaved husband
and family.
What's the trouble with the
football team these days? Some
say there is more pleasure in fish
ing and building swings.
Everyone is wondering why
Paddy has moved to the Hotel
again. Some say he does not care
for bedmates, he prefers the bed
to himself.
We notice that a temperance
hotel is open on Third street.
Now boys, you that wish peace
and quietness these hot evenings,
now's your chance.
Quite a few new faces have
arrived in town this last week,
having read in last week's Islander that the so-called strike was
declared off.
I'.wlltmuil nn ]iiim-s
Results Tell the Tale—The Strike is Off
The Output for June Total 45,762 Tons
No. 5 Produced 601 ton* last Saturday
The results tell the tale, it
makes no difference whether the
paid agitator believes it or not,
sooner or later he must believe,
and the time is now. The idlers
are very quietly settling down to
defeat, don't even
question the truthfulness of the
output, feeling
satisfied that the
so-called holiday
has been declared
off. Even the excitement caused
by the arrival of
the British miners
has died away and
Cumberland is
bach again to normal conditions as
will be seen by the
output for the
month of June for
the last 3 years
which reads as
June, 1911, 37,477 tons
June, 1912,  50,521 tons
June, 1913, 45,762 tons
The output for the local mines
last Saturday tota'led 2,006 tons.
On that day No. 5 Mine went up
to 601 tons, having almost doubled the output iu the last twelve
months. The output for all the
mines ior the last five days total
9,918 tons. No
holiday, no lock
out, no strike,
no scabs. Cumberland works.
It makes no
difference what
theU.M. W. of
A. may name
berland, it is
what they are
that counts.
T h e management deserves
great credit for
the manner in
which they
have fought
these intruding
agitators to a
" f he bread earned by the sweat
of the brow is thrice blessed, and
is far sweeter that the tasteless
loaf of idleness."
While expressing appreciation
of the kindly offices of the Council of the Vancouver Board of
Trade the differences between
the mine-owners and the mine-
workers on Vancouver Island the
controlling companies do not
seem to think that at the present
interfence is necessary.
Stripped of the usual courteous
introductory and closing sentences 'he main paragraphs of the
reply of Mr. W. L. Coulson, general manager of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd., were
as follows:—
"We appreciate very much the
spirit in which your kind offer of
arbitration for the settlement of
tde strike in the coal trade on
Vancouver Island is made. As
all our mines are now and have
been for some time in satisfactory
operation we have no differences
with our employees to arbitrate."
The gist of the reply from Thos
R, Stockett, manager of the
Western Fuel Company, was—
"So far as this company is concerned there is nothing to arbitrate, the issue being solely—
shall it turn its property over to
the control and dictation of a
foreign organization which is
without status in Canada and not
even amenable to its laws, and
whose interests are inimical to
the best interests of the workmen
the community and the company.
This the company is not willing'
to do, nor does it consider the
question one for arbitration. For
the information of your council
nnd board, I may say that under
this company's policy of dealing
with its workmen as employees
there has prevailed in this community an era of nearly eight
years of industrial peace and pro-
verity that has worked for the
•jfood of all, and but for the presence of foreign agitators who
caused the breakingof a working
agreement between employer and
employee (and without permitting the employees to have a voice
in the matter) there is every
reason to believe that industrial
peace would have continued for
many years."
In his reply to offer of arbitration, Mr. Frank Farrington of
Springfield, 111., who is here re
presenting the United Mine Workers of America, in connection
with the present trouble says—
"Your letter of June 11, in
which you tender the services of
the Vancouver Board of Trade
for the purpose of trying to
effect a settlement of the difier-
ences between the mine owners
on Vancouver Island- and the
United Mine Workers, is received.
Your conjecture that I am anxious to have settlement is correct;
I am exceedingly anxious that an
honourable adjustment of our
differences may be effected. I
take this means of officially informing you that I shall be very
glad to have your body use its
influence to bring representatives
of the coal companies and the
United Mine Workers of America
into a . conference so that an
amicable adjustment may be had
and operation of the mines resumed."
Nothing to Arbitrate at
Cumberland and Extension
Will Decline the Services of Minister of
Labour as Mediator in present
Coal Mining Dispute.
British Press Association
to Visit Cumberland
Board of Trade Extend Invitation to
Newspaper Men—Question of
Main Line Through City.
The Board of Trade held their
regular monthly meeting in the
Conservative Hall on Friday
evening. In the absence of Alex
McKinnon it was moved and
barried that W. T. White act as
secretary for the evening. President John McLeod occupied the
chair. The Secretary read the
minutes of the previous meeting
which were adopted.
Among the communications
that were read was one from the
British Press Association stating
that a party of British representatives were leaving England by
the S.S. Virginian for Montreal
and would arrive at the coast in
due time when the representatives of forty British daily and
weekly papers will visit the
villages and towns of British
Several of the members spoke
of the advantages that would be
gained by such a party visiting
Cumberland. It was moved and
carried that the secretary be instructed to send a favourable
reply and request the party to
visit this city and district. The
board will be advised by wire as
to the date of their arrival and
preparations  will  be  made  to
entertain them.
Several other important mat-
tsrs were discussed at some
length. The most vital question
to the welfare of Cumberland
was the main line of the Canadian
Northern through this city. The
Board seem somewhat dissatisfied
and are in search of reliable information concerning the proposed route. It is generally understood that there are^three differ
ent lines surveyed, The Board
has been given an assurance by
the authorities in power that the
line will run through Cumberland, but the members are now
seeking definite information and
will ask the Conservative Association to assist them. The secretary will also write the Hon. Sir
Richard McBride, Premier of
British Columbia, concerning the
main line.
The Board of Trade has taken
on a new lease of life and are
alive to the interests of this city
and district. The Board meets
on the first Friday of every
month at the Conservative Hall,
and every member should attend
the next meeting. A good, live,
energetic board of trade is a
valuable asset to any town.
Vancouver, July 2nd.—"If Mr.
T. W. Crothers, minister of labor,
is coming from Ottawa to offer
his services as mediator with thi
object of settling the coal minet't
trouble on Vancouver Island, as
reported in press dispatches, we
shall decline his good offices as
we did a similar offer of the
Vancouver Board of Trade. There
is nothing to arbitrate, as the
coal miners in our employ walked
out of their own accord," said
Mr. W. L. Coulson of Victoria,
general manager of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd., to a
representative of The Province
at the Hotel Vancouver today.
"We havo 1500 men on our
payroll at the Cumberland mines.
just 300 short of the Normal
force, and are now maintaining
ai average output of 2000 tons of
coal daily. At the extension
field, near Ladysmith, there are
250 miners at work. This is
nbout sixty per-cent less than the
number usually employed there.
"About fifty per cent, of the
English miners who came out
seeking employment on Vancouver Island are now in our employ.
They offered to send a deputation
to the others engaged in railway
construction camps near Lillooet
to tell of their good treatment by
our company and that we had not
been guilty of misrepresentation.
A number of coal miners frtm
the British Isles now in Lillooet
have written to their friends at
Cumberland declaring that they
are tired of life on the railway
The United Mine Workers of
America, not the members of the
organization here who have been
coerced into this rediculous strike
in Nanaimo, but the paid officials
of that organization, have been
responsible for the coal trade of
Nanaimo going to other mines.
No matter what one may think
of the Western Fuel Company,
one is forced to admit that the
company is not going - to
be so badly crippled by the strike
as was at first imagined.
Apparently they are still able
to supply a large part of their
market as would seem to be
borne out by the following message from San Francisco:
San Francisco, June 27, 1913.
Ship "Yecla" and ship "Wm.
T. Nottingham" just arrived in
from Australia with full cargo of
coal for Westein Fuel Company,
and ships "Wm. T. Lewis" and
"J. H. Lunsman" are due in any
day now from Australia with cargo for the same company.
Steamer "Artenis" and steamer "Thor" are now loading full
cargoes of coal at Japanese ports
for the Western Fuel Company.
Large rail shipments are coming regularly from mines inWyo-
ming, Utah and New Mexico to
the Western Fuel Company, and
the entire product of the Stone
Canon Mines has heen arranged
for by that Company.
The Alleged liking of William H.
Haywood, leader of the Industrial
Workers of the World, for planked portereouse steaks, with fresh
mushrooms and strawberries at
$1.25 a box, resulted in the strike
of the long shoremen and stove-
dores in Philadelphia being called
off. The >trikc, which was led
and organized by agents of the
Industrial Workers of the World,
had tied up shipping to a considerable extent.
Haywood visited the city to
urge the men to greater efforts.
Investigators, alleged to have
have been employed by mill owners, had procured evidence concerning lavish dinners onjoyel
by Haywood in Boston while
strikers in Lawrence, Mass., were
subsisting on black bread and
cabbage soup.
The striking river front men at
first refused to believe the story,
but when Haywood left the city
when about to be confronted with
the evidence the men gave up the
strike in disgust.
John Findlay and Atkinson
Rigway; of Courtenay were
Charged by Constable Hannay
with being drunk and disorderly.
They were each fined $10 and
costs, in default 30 days with
hard labour.
Daring Hold-Up on Union Bay Road
Two Swedea Rob Officials of Royal Bank and
make good their Escape.
The official of the Royal Bank
as usual proceeded to Union Bay
yesterday for the purpose of
opening the sub-branch, which is
open Tuesdays and Fridays only
and is under the supervision of
I). M. Morrison, manager at
Cumberland. The bank officials
had completed their day's business and were returning to Cumberland in a buggy, when about
two miles from Union Bay two
masked robbers, one on each side
of the road, armed with revolvers
jumped out from the underbrush
and commanded P. .1. Buchanan
and Desmond Roe at the point of
the gun to hold up their hands.
The robbers secured a few hundred dollars and maile good their
The police at Cumberland were
notified at once and have secured
a description of the two Swedes
who are guilty of the hold up.
No doubt the police will land the
robbers before morning. Ifif    I<1    VVIli'i!    ('liMlll.-Dl.lVI!.  TS.C.
Wondtr U tha Wlft
▲ ladr If trying en experiment.
Her husband ti a brilliant man, bnt
loquaolous. Realising hll shortcoming!, the wife 1» feeding him on Ash.
Three or fouv timet a week she prepare! fish ln some delectable way.
He li showing some uneasiness and
has a marked predilection for water,
but being Innocent of bis wife's mo-
tire, continued to eat the dishes set
before him.
To her pastor the wife recently confided.
Vou see, Boberly, John ls a very
remarkable man, but he wastes too
much   time   sermonizing   when   he
One he Missed
Smlthklus was reciting to a little
circle of hll club friends the thrilling
•tor/ of a shipwreck ln wbhh he had
all but lost hli lite.
It wai a long story, tor lt was filled
with many tales ot heroism—chiefly
Smlthklns's. He made his hearers to
see the cold, rolling sea tbat slowly
engulfed the brave sblp, and to hear
the des-ulrlng cries of those who,
struggling, went dowr. to their deaths.
It was along ln the second hour ot
the narrative and Smlthklns had Just
come to the passage describing th*
jnoment of his own peril.
Utterly exhausted, ne went on, by
should  be thinking    lie  talks alto-! my strenuous eOorti to lave as many
gether too much.   To counteract this| of tlio others as 1 could, 1   had   uo]
The Modern Shine!    %*£%,<%. **.
A Hint
How would you like to be hugged
by   it   bear?   asked   the   timid   young
I think I'd like lt. replied tho sweet
young thing. Which side of the
stock market are you on?
Below is Rivon a copy of a letter
from a prommont Winnipeg Druggist,
Thla la but typical or the many we receive, advising ol the great demand
for HANOI, and SANOL'S ANTI-DIABETES, and the many curea these
sterling remedies effect.
The Sanol Manufacturing Co,,
Dear Kirs.—
in regard to tt..-- aaia of BANOL and
say 1 havo tec*,, handling the booiI^
for nbout throe montlis. I was
obliged to put in SANOL'S ANTI-
DIABETES id Bupply one of my customers, who now in completely cured
and whom, I believe, lias sent a testimonial to your Office. Another ens-
totner ordered SANOL and I waa
obliged to stock tt. Thiri gentleman
was so well satisfied t lint he ins sent
bottles lo his friends. I'p to
this time I had never really taken
much Interest ln the preparations, but
when customer after customer would
COtne in nnd It'll us about What HANOI, had don-> for them I fame io the
conclusion It would he worth my
while getting behind SANOL and re-
commending it to my customers,
This I have done, and I have heard
nothing but words of praise for SANOL aud recommending It io my customers. This I have done, and 1
hn\e heard nothing but Words nf
praise for HANOI, and SANOL'S
Yours truly,
Austin's Drug Store.
F. J. Hamlyn, Mgr.
The original of thi* letter, with
many Others of IHto nature, may be
•son upon  our  Files at dny time.
for Gall Stones, Kidney Trouble. Kidney   Stones,   Bladder   Stones,   Grave],
Lumbago   und   all   diseases   arising
from   Uric   Acid.    Price   $1.60.
only  remedy  which  lias n  record of
complete   cures   of   Diabetes.    Price
For sal" nr ail Leading Druggists,
Bend for Free Literature.
A gentleman, after lunching off iwo
sole-*.. Approached the cashier's desk
and said:
I have three flsh to pay lor.
The waiter (who bad attended on
him) was passing at the time, and
No, two, sir.
The  gentleman   replied:
Excuse tne. I have three to pay
for—two soles, and one smelt.4
I am feeding him on fish. During
the last two mouths I have served
him with seventeen varieties of flsh
cooked in forty-seven different ways.
Why fish? asked the pastor, greatly
Because, replied the wife, fish Is
good for thought.
I see, snld the reverend gentleman,
iVqt have you noticed any marked
Tlie wife's face grew sad.
Do you know, Mr. Jones, that husband of mine Is such a chatterbox
that I do believe he could eat the
whale that swallowed Jonah and uever
lose a syllable".
Miller's Worm Powders" are complete In themselves. They not only
drive worms from the system, but repair the damage thnt worms cause
nnd so Invigorate tlie constitution that
it speedily recovers from the disorders
of the digestion that are (he result of
the work of these parasitic Intruder's.
They do their work thoroughly and
Btrongtb nnd soundness follow their
An old negro, taken 111, called In a
physician of his own race. There be-
ins no signs of. Improvement, he nt
lr.st asked for n white doctor. The
doctor came, felr the old mail's pulse
and examined his tongue. Did you
other doctor takA your temperature?
he asked* 1, don't Know, salt, replied
the negro. I ain't missed anything
but my watch so far.
1 was coming to town ln a tram-car
tliis morning, said .link**, and the conductor cumc In md glared at me ns
if 1 hadn't paid my fare. Aud what
did you do? Oh. I just glared back
nt. him as if I had.
Lazy Man
Nodles ls t.-o la/.lest man I know.
iA& has an Invention fixed so that by
merely pulling a wire In bed he can
light the fire; hut that doesu't seem
to Improve matters.
Why not?
He's too lazy to pull tho wire.
The controversy which arose some'
time ago with regard to the skull of'
Cromwell recalls the incident of the
traveling showman, who on entering
a country town, displayed amongst
Other things, a skull, which he claimed to bo lhat of Cromwell. That cannot bo, said one of his audience, as ll
Is well known lhat Cromwell had a
big head. Oh, came iho retort, but
this is his skull when he was a boy.
Salmon at $2 a pound Is a further
reminder tbat there are gel ting to be
too many of us ou land ami not
enough of us In the water.
Minard's Liniment used by Physicians
Judge (.reenhow, of the Leeds and
Wakefield County Court, who has just
completed thirty-two years ou the
bench, ha* many pleasant reminiscences of Lord Russell, who used to
stay with him In bis cottage nt Bsher
In Surrey, where, as usual with the
fuiure Lord Chief Justice, he ruled
everyone with a rod of Iron. On one
occasion, being in haste to get to his
wltist, he said to Mr. Greenhow's parlor-maid: Here, "ary, take away the
meat; your master has already had
far more than enough for him. The
maid cleared the table speedily, and
the guests sat down to a hmg night
of whist.
Would you really put yourself out
for my sake? Indeed, indeed I
would! Then do It, please, site murmured, wilb eyes half closed. I'm
awfully, awfully tired!
One Jew. One Dog
Baron Hl.-seh, the financier, was dining ni the same table as a German
prince who made no secret, of his antipathy towards Jews, Ho ended up
a description of a tour he had taken
In Turkey by saying pointedly: Two
of the customs of that country Impressed me as excellent. All .Tews
and dogs thai are caught are at once
How lucky you and I don't live
there, remarked the financier, quietly.
j        T0VANC0UVER
Nova Scotia Mother Tellt Hov   They
I     Cured Her Aches and    Pains,   and
Made Her a Well Woman Again.
Ecum Secum Bridge, Halifax   Co.,
M.S.   (SpecialI —From Vancouver to
Halifax come daily   reports   of   the
, splendid work Dodd's Kidney Pills are
I doing for the suffering women of Canada,  and this little place can show
; a  splendid cure of Its own,      Mrs.
; Orastus I'ace, the mother of a large
family was a sufferer from those aches
and pains only women know.    Today
; she Is a    Btrong,    healthy    woman.
, Dodd's Kidney Pills did it.
I    "I had a pain in my left side and
down  through my hips,"  M-m.   Pace
j states.      "1 had   headache   all   the
jtlme.    My heart  was  weak,  and at
■ limes a pain 1 -ound it added to my
] fears.    Swme days I was hardly able
lo walk.
"I  read  of a  number of cures of
cases like mine by    Dodd's    Kidney
Pills, and sent for three boxes.  Today I am a well woman, and can do
' as much work as ever 1 could.
Dodd's Kidney Pills cured Mrs.,
I Pace because her troubles came from
i diseased kidneys. Dodd's Kidney
I Pills always cure diseased kidneys,
1 aud as ninety p-r cent, of women's
troubles catuq from kidney trouble,
' Dodd's Kinney Pills have come to be
j known as suffering woman's best
On the Honeymoon
(The start)—She—The guard says
this luuuel ls two miles long.
He—But hang It, the lights are all
turned on.
(Tlie Return)—Here Is this lovely
tunnel again.
He—Well, why (he deuce don't, they
light tht* carriages, then?
A Standard Medicine. —Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills, compounded ol entirely vegetable substances known to have
a revivifying and salutary effect upon
the digestive organs, have through
years of use ntl allied eo eminent a
position that they rank as a standard
medicine.' The ailing should remember tills. Simple in their composition, they can be assimilated by the
weakest Btomaeh and are certain to
have a healthful and agreer.ble effeat
on the^sluggish digestive organs.
Custom or—Hey, waiter! Walter-
Yes, sir. Customer—Kindly tell the
lender of the orchestra lo piny something sad and low while I dine. I
want to so« if It won'i have a softening influence on tills cloak.      *■
At the
Guying at tht factory will Und
this range at your station freight
  prepaid lor $20.00 lew than
lhe next best stove on the market.   You pocket   the
dealer's profit—about 30 per cent.—get a beautiful steel
and malleable iron range built to last a lifetime.   And what'i
more you save money every month on your fuel bill.
Every Range is unconditionally guaranteed.
T-V •        • T»      •  J Soli on
Dominion rnde  '■'—
Man—the 'trute
I    It was n sweo^, bad play, find there
I was hardly a dry handkerchief ln the
house.      But one man In the gallery
j among the god r, Irritated his companions by refusing to take the perform-
unco in the proper spirit. Instead
of weeping, he laughed. While others were mopping their eyes and en
I deavorlng to 1 title their sobs, his own
eyes brimmed with merriment, and he
burst Into appropriate guffaws.
At InRt the lady hy his side turned
upon him Indignantly. I don't know
what brought you here, she sobbed,
with streaming eyes, and pressing her
hand against her aching heart; but
If you don't like the play you might
let other people enjoy lt!
Liniment      Lumber.i.an'i
It's si good as seeing
the range to read the
complete and clear description in our book.
The book also contains a
history ol cooking worth
reading. Let us send
you a copjr.
Canada Malleable & Steel Range
Mf<. Co., Limited, Ottawa, Oat
That Misleading Announcement
Boy wanted!
The notice was displayed boldly in
the window; and Ben Simmons, after
gazing at It thoughtfully for a minute
or two. mustered his courage and step
peil Into the shop.
What kind of n boy is lt you want?
he asked the manager.
Oh, replied that gentleman, a decent
sort of lad—oue who Is quick and will
Ing, one who won't laze nbout with a
cigarette between his lips aud whistle
and oue—
The youth thrust ills hands into his
pockets nnd eyed the manager contemptuously.
Gam! he remarked. You don't
want ti boy at all
strength left 10 keep myself afloat.
Weakly I sank a first time, then a second. As I waa going down for what
I believed to be the last time, even
though It was but a few seconds, tht
panorama of my whole life was unrolled before me. Every deed, every
detail, every moment ln ray life wat
unveiled ln a series of pictures—
Polterton, sitting quietly In the corner dozing, suddenly woke up.
Smlthklns, he interrupted, did you
happen to notice a picture of me lund-
ing you |5 in the spring of 1911?
Take I.AXATIVH BROMO Quinine Tablets.   iJi-ugRlsts lefund m'umry If lt falls
in cure.    K. \v. uHOVE's signature 4.
on   euoh   box.       "So.
They Chew Cordite
One ot the troubles of most European armies is that those soldiers who
can get bold of it insist on using that
terrible explosive cordite as it lt were
a sort of chewing-gum. Its popularity
Is due to the fact that when chewed
In small quantities lt has a stimulating and exhilarating effect, like small
doses of alcohol. Its taste, too, 1b
sweet, cordite being three-fifths nltro|
glycerine, an explosive which ls sugary to the taste. When chewed ln
large quantities cordite becomes
more powerful in its effects, bringing
on a blissful stale of ecstasy, and
sometimes making the victim of the
habit see visions. But the real danger of the habit lies iu the fact that
though nitro-glycerlne will only explode when given a very hard blow
or touched by an electric spark, there
Is always a possibility that the grinding of exceptionally hard teeth might
provide the necessary hard blow,
Within the last few years, at least,
■three soldiers—two Germans tnd ont
Austrian—have been blown to bits,
the use of cordite as a chewing gum
being the suspected cause. The habit was not uuknown ln our own army
some years ago, till the military authorities took steps to stop lt.
Books That Helped Conan Doylt
Discussing the books on his library
shelves Conan Doyle picks out certain of them, each one of whloh,
bought ln student days when he was
not affluent, it had cost him a lunch
lo buy, aid he selects Macaulay's
Essays as the one tl at bad given
him most pleasure and most profit.
Next to this he puts the work of Poe,
the world's supreme short-story writer—the Inventor of the detective
He was fascinated, too, by Marbot's
Memories, and later has found bints
ln him and them toward tho character and dashing dare-devil exploits ol
his own Brigadier Gerard. He hat a
fine enthusiasm for the glorious brotherhood of Scott's novels, and delights alike ln the Border Ballads,
and Macaulay's Lays, because of their
swing and dash, their strength and
simplicity, their love of all thnt ls
manly and noble and martial. These
and a good story are the qualities
that appeal to blm, especially In a
work of fiction.
He will never write a problem novel. If he ls roused to denounce
some injustice to attempt the righting
of some wrong, he takes the most direct and downright way of doing It,
attacks lt in the straightest possible
fashion, and will not wait to build
Actions about lt and undermine it with
a tale.
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A Telephone In the Clouds
A telepb ,no exchange three miles
ln the nir. This station, said to be
the -highest ln the world, ls in ths
meteorloglcal observatory on the top
of Mount Rosa, in the Pennine Alps,
15,450 feet abov. sea-level. At this
elevation snow Is always found, and
ndvantage ls taken ot the high Insulation given by dry snow, tho wires
ln the lust section, at the peak, being
simply laid on the snow-covered
ground. To prevent breakage by
glacier movements the lino ls carried
through rings ou the telephone poles.
The poles aro rhort and are taken
down at tho end of overy summer
seasori*nnd replaced at the beginning
of tho following summer.
Strangest Lake In the World
Near I.orraeh, In the Black Forest,
Is tho strangest lake lu the world.
Il ls called the Elehener See, nnd Is
perfectly dry for ten to thirteen
years at a time, after which period
subterranean springs' rellll the lake
without any previous warning, flooding and destroying any crops that
have been planted. The soil in the
bed ot the lake Is very productive,
but the farmers aud peasants never
know in whnt year their work will be
useless antl tlielr young crops drowned. A few weeks ago tho Elchnor
See, after having been dry for the
last ten years, began refilling with
water,  which In the deepest part
, Vonjvaiit a girlljnow j5 tect| tlle avernge depth belng
, ^awii-arrid sEsSsS arffiS
whom she detested, when the clergy- F*,W* Sll™? it. ml
man came lo that part of the service ileaMng tt "t" 5°" be"""''
where the bride Is asked if sbe con-
seats to take the bridegroom for her
husband, said, with great simplicity—
Oil, dear, no, sir! But you are the
first person who has asked my opinio.i
ul out the matter.
t     ■	
l.ndy (to weeping youngster)—
What's the matter! Youngster—My
brother has lost his hat. Lady-
Well, you mustn't let that worry you
so much. Youngster—Hut I wus
wearing lt!
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at all branch houses.
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I desire an audience with the manager, remarked the dignified, smoothfaced person as be approached ths
box office of the theatre.
Step right ln, replied the man In the
box office. I think he's looking for a
few audiences himself.
You used to want to hold my hand
before we were married, she complained. I'd like to now, said hs
easily, but lt would keep you from
your housework, my dear,
No, sir, said a weary looking man
In a tram to an individual by his side.
I wouldn't marry the best woman
alive. I've been a draper too long
for tbat.
Chivalry, It would seem, Is not altogether dead. The other day we saw
a lady standing ln an Inner Circle
train ln front of a gentleman who was
Immersed in a newspaper! -On reaching Nutting Hill Gate (In less than
seventeen minutes frum the time she
got In), the gentleman rose and said:
Pray tak* my seat, madam, I am getting out here.
Why Thty Tittered
Hs was a good preacher and knew
his work, but b* made rather a hash
of lt ono Sunday, when he was doing
'sick' for the prison chaplain, ln mats
ing the following Introduction:—My
dear brethren, I am so glad to set
you gat-'-ered here ln such Irrge numbers.
Teacher—Whon did Charles I. make
his greatest mistake?
Bright Scholar—Tbe time he lost
bis head.
Pedestrian—Madam, a boy who I am
told ls your son has Just thrown a
stone at me, causing a wound that It
very painful. What are you gosg
to do about It?
Mother—I don't know; havo you
tried arnica.
The small girl bad been exasperating all day, aud i.t last her mother
lost patlenco and administered corporal punishment. The child had scarcely recovered from her sobs when sht
looked up and said
Mother, you must try anif control
that temper of yours.
Neuralgic Conditions
of the Nerves
W. N. U. 950
So jyou think you would make a
satisfactory valet for nn old human
wreck like myself, do you? said the
old soldier to tlio applicant for the
position oT body servant. You know
I have a glass eye. a wax arm, and a
wooden leg that need to be looked
after, not to mention my false teeth.
I K01i, that's all right, colonel; said
; thir applicant, cheerfully. I worked
I five years in (lip assembling dej-art-
inont of the motor-car wcrV, und
tbeve Isn't a machino on tlio market
i-iat I can't take apart ami rut '
er ugalii with my er as shut.
In this ago of" nervous disorder!
neuralgia is fearfully common. The
first thought ls of neuralgia ln the
head or splitting headache, but neuralgia may affect any part ot the body
In which there are sensitive nerves.
Tho teeth are often blamed and
extracted ln error, when the cause of
tlie trouble is lu the Impoverished
condition of the blood and the starved
nervous system.
While neuralgia pains are usually
sharp and shooting, and consequently
difficult to locate, the seat of trouble
is usually sore and tender under pressure.
Neuralgia Is pain, and as such ls
the symptom of a disease—nervous
exliaustlon. Tile nerves m.ist bo re*
stored  before  cure can possibly  be
In many cases neuralgia ls easily
curable by ths use of Dr. Chase't
Nerve Food. The patient ls thin and
bloodless and needs tonic treatment
to form new, rich blood.
The application of cloths wrung from
hot water wlll afford relief from the
suffering, and the regular use ot Dr.
Chase's Nerve Food for a few weekt
wlll completely overcome the neur; '.-
gle condition.
Powerful drugs are to be avoided,
because ot their Injurious effect ia
further weakening the nervous system. The Nerve Food cures by building up tbe feeble, wasted nervj cells,
and for this reason Is of lasting bens*
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food    I
I  50 cents a box, 6 for $2.50, at all deal
ers, or E.'.manson, Bates & C
1,1m. -  rTiifffitltfilirM7™™' COnJERLAXD, BjQ •-
[The Making of a Man and a *
" Love Match. S
Tbe Instant yon laid your eyes on hei
M felt quite euro that ber grand-
■Mthci bad selected her clothes.
That Is not Just the way tbe girls at
*** Empire lunch room No. 5 express-
el It. Kitty Herman, who had always ipiccncd lt over tbe force ot
Mack trucked, wblte aproned wait-
teeacs patted her mnrecled locks plac-
Uiy and remarked:
"Well, bis nibs sure picked a lemon
tt thnt."
"Tbat," otherwise Sully Loftlis, est
It tbe cashier's booth near tbe entrance
•jmnglug small change tn neat plies,
■er bend, crowned  by  brown   locks
rted demurely nnd almost severely
Ibe middle, was bent above ber
Wot*, but ber quiet glance traveled to
(te group of gossiping girls. Inei-
totally tbey took ln ether things. At
eae table tbe Ice bad melted In the
titter dish and water trickled over tbs
■ebognny surface. On another table
tte glass sugar bowl was nearly empty. A tolled napkin and bntter plats
ted lieen left at a third table.
Tbe girl who looked as If ber grand-
■other bought her clothes fingered tbe
Hand buttons on ber queer cashmere
kesque. and then her well manicured
■ells tapped gently against the old
ftshloncd broocb at ber throat. Inside
the chased circle of gold reposed braided strands of hair tbe exact shade of
tbe girl's. Her glance finally rested
ea tbe sloping shoulders of tbe young
■an wbo stood by tbe big plate glass
window, where a white aproned youth
geurcd a stream of white dough on
tot griddles.
Tbe young man. wbo was Ralph Put-
nam, son of tbe owner of the Empire
circuit of lunch rooms, started back
tt the kitchen, and as be passed tbe
tew cashier he flung ber e glance tbat
wis almost appealing. Bhe met blm
with one oddly reassuring and fully
udcrstnndlng. He brightened perceptibly, but as be passed tbe group ot
girls near the coffee counter tbe light
died out of his eyes once more.
Kitty Behniun smiled up st blm fa-
"Whcrc'd you get tbe Christmas tree
ernnmont, Ralph? There's one thing
tore. You needn't worry about any of
tbe boys copping ber out. She's bad
ter fortune read 'old maid' by every
dtlrvoyant In town, or 1 mist my
"ITcr father went to tcbool wltb
Bine. Sho comes of very good family,"
te snld apologetically.
"Gee, but it's fine to have a pull!"
was Kitty's contemptuous reply.
Ralph wundered into the kitchen.
Hore than ever be bated tbe lunch
loom and everything connected wltb
It And In truth he was not entirely to
blame. His father bad sent blm from
private school to college, where he bad
taken the classical courses, and (hen
bis somewhat unreasonable parent
eould not understand why bis bookish
ten could not walk, diploma tn band.
Into an Empire lunch room and manage It as well as tbe other young men
In tbe same position of responsibility
who bad served tbelr apprenticeship,
even to cooking grlddlccakcs ln the
window. Ralph bad trouble auditing
kit accounts, settling quarrels In tbt
kitchen nnd preserving somo sem-
blsnee of discipline tmong tbe pert
All tbls-and more-Sally Loftm
learned before the breakfast rush set
In. It was a soggy day, and gradually
discontent seemed to permeate tbe
room. A tired looking stenographer in
bedraggled skirts wns arguing wltb t
waitress because ber toast bnd been
bnrtied. The waitress replied tartly
that some folks expected a lot for 10
cents. Ralph stood helplessly at the
table, afraid to take a band In tbe ar-
gunicnt, but wben tbe waitress finally
Jounced to the coffee counter be stepped In awkwardly and told the patron
he would bring ber some fresh toast.
After he had done tbis be paused won-
rlly nt Sully's elbow. She crossed her
bands demurely on the marble ledge
tnd snld quietly:
"I wns so glad to see you reprimand
tbat waitress. She was very Imperil-
tent, nnd we ought to make every customer feel that she wants to breakfast
berc regularly.   Don't you tblnk so';"
Ralph started. He bad nut called
down tbe tniicy waitress. He bad
merely tried to undo tbe mischief she
bad wrought. Now be wished be had
tcoldcd ber before tbe customer.
"We have a lot of regulars," be snld
In tbe snmc apologetic tone be bad
employed to Kitty Uchmau.
"But we want a lot more. We ought
to bave every place at tbese tables
taken between 7:30 and 9 o'clock."
Suddenly Ralph started down tbt
■arrow aisle. For tbe first time he noticed tbe water dribbling from the butter plates. He approached tbe saucy
waitress and said wltb a funny attempt at sternness which wag quite
Mt on tbe astonished girl:
"Clean np those bnlter plates and
don't you ever again tell a customer
ibe wants too much for ber money.
We want tbem to get til Unit's coming
te tbem."
"What do you tbliik of ibat?" de-
Handed the girl, with tn Injured expression, as she turned te a helper.
"What's come over him?"
Something hnd come over Ralph rut-
■am. n curious- sense of panic. He
tin-led back to tbe cathler't desk tnd
leaned against tt aa If for support. Ht
tlmost expected to eee tbe reprimand- |
ed girl dash out, because never before
bad be dared assert bis authority. But,
Instead tbe girl really cleaned np tbe
batter dishes, and the girl whose grandmother bought her clothes watched ber
do lt from tbo tall of an observing eye.
Sally Loftua bad a busy day, but
wben sbe was relieved at 7 o'clock sbe
was not ready for borne. She entered
Ralph's tiny private office, some slips
Is band.
"Will you please help me wltb tbe
accounts 7" she asked ln friendly tones.
"Why, you don't have to—tbe otber
"I know, but I waut to leorn everything about tbo business, and I know
you can teach me."
Ralph fairly gasped, but he spread
tbe troublesome slips and bills before
ber. ln fifteen minutes sbe bad tbe
matter straightened out end wltb a
quiet "Thank you, I can do lt after
tbis," left her employer with a sense
that somehow an angel bad suddenly
Illumined bis miserable existence.
From that day on affairs at tbe Empire lunch room No. 5 ran differently.
The quiet young woman ln the cashier's window was forever telling Ralph
Putnam bow sensible he wns to do this
or tbat—things whlcb be had wanted
to do, but was afraid to undertake—
and straightway be went off and did
tbem. The cashier was constantly Investing blm wltb business virtues be
did not possess, and as constantly be
tried to assume them. The climax
came when an elderly man tipped Kitty Behmau with a nickel, and as tba
girl dropped the coin Into the pocket
of ber white apron she said to Ralph,
who was almost at her elbow:
"Gee! I thought I read In tbe papers lhat Russell Sago was dead."
The old gentleman told Sally Loftua
about tbe Insult as he paid bis check.
Sally glanced up quickly. Ralph, red
of face, was folding and unfolding t
napkin, nnd Kitty, with dancing eyes
and impertinent tilt of bead, was telling tho other girls what a smart an
awer she bad given ber attngy customer.
Ralph strolled over to Sally's side.
Sbe made cbange for a little typewriter.   Then sbe turned to Ralph.
"There ls one thing I admire ln Kitty
Bebman. She Is gritty. Not many
girls would smile like thnt when tbey
had Just beon dismissed for Impertinence."
Ralph threw back his shoulders.
"Then you think It would bo nil right
to Bro ber?" be asked.
"Tbe only thing you could have
done," replied Sully firmly. "I fell
sure you would see lt tbot way."
Ralph bad not thought of firing Kitty. She had ruled tbe entire floor so
long-but now—
Tbat night Kitty was summoned to
tbe tiny office. Ralph waa n trifle pale
around the lips, and his voice was
husky, but his intention hnd not wavered.   It wns well for blm, however,
that dismissal enmo so suddenly tc
Kilty that she actually lost tbe power
of speech.
Three months Inter Tim. wbo check.
ed umbrellas and ran errands at No. B,
met Kitty on ber way home from work.
"How's tbo little old maid?" she In-
i quired flippantly.
', "Wot's cntln' you?" he Inquired savagely.   "She's goln' to lieat you to the
i altar by n mllo.   She's trottin' ln the
j class with bis nibs, too—an' tbe old
man's tickled  lo deutb.    Snys she's
! made a man of bis boy, au' be dou't
I care who knows It."
| "Well, wbnt do you tbluk of Hint?"
exclaimed Kitty, smoothing her mar-
j eel waves reflectively.
I    "Tbat some of you wise ones ain't
| one, two, three with the old fashioned
' tort with the right kind of wheels ln
, her think pot.   So long."
An Experience That Tried ths Nerve
ef t White Visitor.
Tht Indians of tbe Pacific coast evidently enjoy tbelr "sweat baths." A
correspondent wbo once took one ot
these baths wltb t party of hla Indian
friends thus describes the ceremony:
The season was early spring, and Ice
■till floated In tbe river. Tbe Indians
built an oval but on tbe shore, thrusting pllent willows Into the ground to
form a framework, over which tbey
tpread grass matting covered wltb
earth. They lighted a Are before this
bnt and heated several large round
stones. Wben everything was in readiness au ancient savage came up to the
bouse and invited me to Join In tbe
I took a warm blanket and accompanied my guide to tbe "sweet bouse.'*
The Indians were standing about tbo
lire unclothed, except that each one
was wrapped In a blanket. I wns tuld
to take off my clothes, which I did.
Then 1 wrapped my drapery nbout mo
and stood wltb them by tbe Are. One
ef the Indians begun a chant, and we
111 started fur tbe sweat house. I
brought up (lie rear.
Tbe first Indian threw nsldc his blanket, stooped, entered nnd curled himself np In a comer. One by one we
crept In until we were packed In like
sardines tn a can. An nttcudnnl passed
ln a bucket of water, rolled In one of
tbt heated stones and fastened several
heavy blankets over the opening of the
tent   It wns dark-ond hot.
The Indian nearest tbe opening threw
tome water on tbe hot stone, and immediately the bnt wns filled witb
steam. I never endured sucb torture
ln my life. Tbe Indians kept up tbe
chant, and wo lay tbcre and suffocated. Wben I at least bad reached the
limit of endurance the lender threw
back tho blankets nnd made n dash fui
the river, followed by bis companions.
1 saw that I was expected to follow
their lead, and I did so wltb fear and
Into tbe water tbey plunged, and In
plunged I. Cold? lt was certainly not
very mncb above the freezing polut
We splashed round In the water fot
several minutes, emerged and wrapped
ourselves Iu blankets. Tbe Indians
ttood about the fire for several minutes snd then re-entered the sweat
bouse. As for me, I had bad plenty.
Clad In my blanker, witb my garments
trailing over my arm, 1 scurried homeward.  .
Have Birthing Suit
Draped  Thla  Year.
Formulas Which Involve Fractions in
Ne Part ol the Figuring,
In t recent issue you quote a formula for calculating interest on any
number of days at 6 per cent If you
wlll grant me the space I will submit
several formulas absolutely correct
and Involving fractions In uo part of
the operation.
liefore stating tbem I wlll say If
tbe principal consists of dollars alone
the first two right band figures must
be pointed off tor rents. If, boweevr.
It consists of dollars and cents, then
the flrst four un tbe right must he
cut off.
ID—Number of flays.
1 per cent, Pxl>, divide by 3G0.
lit per cent, PxD, divide by 240.
2 per cent, PxD. divide by ISO.
t\* per cent, PxD, divide by U4.
8 per cent, PiD, divide by 13),
11-! per cent, Pit), divided by IDS
4 per cent, PxD, divide by 80.
fit per cent, PxD, divide by SO.
i per cent. PxD, divide by 71
6 per cent, PxD, divide by GG.
G'.i per cent, oxPxD, divide by 31
7 per cent, 7xPxD, divide by 3C0.
714 per cent. PxD, divide by (S.
8 per cent. PxD, divide by lit.
» per cent. PxD. divide by 40.
10 per cent, PxD. divide by 3d.
11 per cent, UxPxD, divide by 3«0.
IS per cent, PxD, divide by 30.
|  12(4 per cent, BxPiD, divide by HI.
To those wbo ore not quick in fludlng
tbe number of dnys between two given
dates. I would suggest tbo following
method, simple and correct: Example,
Find tbe number of dnys from March
27 to July 24, inclusive:
6 mora days tn March.
SO days In April,
i. 81 days tn May.
80 days In June.
24 days In July.
120 days, answer.
The above formulas wlll be found
very bandy nnd time saving tu one
whose business calculations require tbe
use of different rates.-Sherman (Tux.)
Cor. Dallas News.
Curious Cases of Warnings That
Came In Slumber.
Even the bathing suit hns a draped
skirt, and the very smartest models
ehow short skirts over knickers falling
below. The pretty suit Illustrated Is of
black lansdownc— a silk and worsted
weave thnt looks well wben wet.
"Down Brakes."
In newspaper accounts of railway
collisions une frequently encounters
tbla statement:
"On teeing the danger the ejiglneei
whistled 'down brakes' and reversed
the lever."
As a matter ot tact, the expression
"down brakes" has been obsolcto fur a
long tlmo. Wbat tbo engineer really
does when a collision scents impending
lt to shut off steam, apply tbe air brake
tnd open the sand valves. All this
takes about live seconds, and in tbal
time all that human effort ls able ta
accomplish for the train and passengers may be done. Railway engineer!
are Instructed never to reverse the ear
glne after tbe air brake bas been applied, because tbe reversal reduces ths
reslstlug power of tbe brakos.-Hap
per's Weekly.
Building Rules In Switzerland.
A peculiar building regulation Is In
force In most parts of Switzerland.   It
Is required that before the erecUon of
a new building frames or screeds must
be erected to mark out tbe shape of ths
building ln profile ns well as In plan.
In practice this amounts to erecting at
each angle of tbe building n pole or
mast   with   a   projecting   triangular
j frame attached to It at tbo cornice level
{ to Indicate tbe height and projection ot
| the cornice.   The building law of tbe
| canton Zurich requires thnt tbe frame-
! work shall be erected wben the plane
' aro submitted for approval by the public authorities.    The pnrposc by tbe
rule apparently Is to bring out ln advance of construction the architectural
' relations of the building to adjoining
structures and to the district In which
; It lies, both for aiding tho muulelpnl
; authorities In passing upou the plans
I from the architectural viewpoint and
1 giving the neighboring owners an op
I portuully to Judge of the effect of tbe
' proposed new building upon tbelr In-
r Icrests.-Mlnncnpolls Journal.
Tht Wonderful Bee.
Maurice   Maeterlinck,   the   eminent
Belgian student and author, writing on
i comb honey, snys thnt It ls nn arllcli
"to which we can add nothing, from
wblch we can take nothing, an orUcli
i that unites In equal perfection the science of the chemist, the geometrician,
tbe architect and tbe engineer. Its masterpiece, tbe hexagonal cell, toucliel
absolute perfection, a perfection thai
, all the geniuses lu the world, won
they to meet ln conclave, could In no
way enhance. No living creature, not
even mnn, has achieved In tbe center
of his sphere what the bee bas achieved
ln her own. nnd wero some one from
another world to descend nnd nsk ol
the earth tbo most perfect creation n-«
need but offer the bumble comb ol
A Sure Thing.
Speaking of u sure Hilog, n congress.
man said that it reminded liltu uf n
I conversation bo hnd heard In llie street
regarding the proprietor of a lunch
i room.
i    "1  see," said  one man. "Hint   Bill
I Jones bus established n lunch room.   I
wonder If he's making any money out
of It?"
"Mnklng money?" responded tho nth-
er. "With that location iho only way a
' mnn cuuld loso money would be to sit
I on tbe counter, tnke a big revolver nnd
| shoot all tbe customers as tbey came
ln the door."—Chicago Record-Herald.
Fer tht Dining Table.
The ever present fern dish as a center
piece for the dinner table bas become
almost as much a part of the service
as the knives snd forks or ns cereal
for breakfast ln the American household, nnd when oue ventures to suggest that a change v-ould be quite
cheering to tbe spirits as well as the
eye every one says, "But there's no
other plant that can be depended
upon I" There ls, though, nnd a very
bnrdy one. This Is the flowering cyclamen, cither white or tbe deep rose
color, wblch wlll put forth new shoots
and new blossoms continually from
November to April, and It Is sucb a
graceful, pretty plant, which Instead
of growing less attractlvo after a few
blossoms have bloomed and fallen, becomes bushier and more Interesting
each day.
The original cost Is small, a dollar or
so buying n very good specimen, nnd
if planted In a wide, low flowerpot
and set ln a pretty basket one has a
charming plant, suitable for any one or
ell of one's Informal borne meals.
Care of Parcel Pott Plants.
When plunts ure sent, from the florist
by mail or express lt Is not advisable
to pot Ihem *3 soon as they are unpacked. Sometimes when tbey have
been several days on the way the soil
about their roots will have dried out
so much that as soon as tlie moss or
paper In which they nre wrapped Is
taken off It wlll crumble away, leaving
the roots bare. To prevent this untie
the wrappings of the plant carefully,
but do not remove them. Spread the
plnnts out upon the floor nud shower
tbem well. Then cover their roots with
a thick cloth nnd pour on enough water to thoroughly saturate the earth
about them. Leave the plants for four
or Ave hours before potting them. If
this plnn Is followed it is possible to
get them Into their new pots without
serious disturbance of their roots. After potting put them In n shady place
snd water well. Shower them twlco n
day for n week nnd give tbem plenty
cf fresh air. but do not expose them to
hot ur drying winds.
It Is invariably Caused by Bacterial
Infection of a Wound.
The bete uolre of domesty surgery ls
blood poisoning. Blood poisoning, or
septicaemia, as surcgons call It, Is not
caused by colored stockings, dyes,
chemicals or auytbing of that kind.
It ls tnvnrlably caused by bacterial Infection of n wound. The wound mny
be n mere pin prick or It may be a
large wouud. It makes no difference
what Implement produces tbe wouud.
Tbe question is, Wns tbe implement
covered witb germs? No matter what
metal It may be made of. If the implement Is clean—I. e.. surgically sterile
—nud If tbe skin about tbe wounded
part ls clean, tbcre Is no likelihood of
blood poisonlug following.
When blood poisoning does occur It
nnnounccs Itself by characteristic
signs. First tbcro Is general chilliness,
with perhaps light bendache und general aches sucb as uno feels with nny
oncoming fever. Tho wounded part
swells, burns, becomes throbblngly
painful and stops discharging for a
time. Then within a few hours red
streaks may be seen extending up tbe
extremity to the glands In bend of elbow, knee, groin or armpit Sucb
signs are alwnys serious, (bough generally disappearing upon tbe Institution of proper surgical treatment
For general purposes wbere an nntl-
sep'tic Is desired one of tho safest nnd
most satisfactory to. use Is ordinary
tincture of iodine—uot the colorless
Iodine, whlcb Isn't Iodine at nil, but
tho brown tincture. A few drops or a
teaspoonful of this In a plut or less of
wnter makes a valuable gargle, mouth
wash or n wash for Irrigating n wound.
-Dr. William Brady lu the New York
How Ht Wat l>aid.
An ofllce boy employed by a firm of
shipbuilders, In answer to tbe query
ns to bis occupation, stated tbat be
was "an ottice yard und any odd Jobs,
etc." Doubtless the et cetera wns eloquent with meaning to tho youth himself, nnd lie muy congrntualte himself
on having come as near to the truth
as an engineering apprentice to the
snmc firm, who contrived to crowd
Into tbe limited space provided for (lie
reply to the question as tu bow bo
was paid, "Salary or wages?" tbe illuminating answer, "In envelope,through
little wlndow."-Glasgow News.
Circassian Walnut.
Tbe United States, says the department of agriculture, Is probably the
largest consumer of Clrcnsslau'walnut,
1 one of tbe world's best known and
most expensive cabinet woods.   Tbe
: high cost of Circassian walnut ls due
' to the scarcity of tbe beautifully fig-
; ured variety demanded for furniture
' and Interior finish, for the tree Itself
1 Is more widely distributed than  al-
! most any other of commercial Impor-
' innee.   The demand for the best wood,
however, bas always outrun the sup-
I ply.   Even In tbe eighteenth ccnlury,
! when wars In Europe w*re frequent.
| to much Circassian walnut was used
1 for gunstocks that the supply was serl-
tusly depleted.   Early In the nlnctceth
century tbo wood of 12,000 trees wat
used for this purpose alone.    Single
I trees containing choice burls or fine
blrdseye figures bare sold tor more than
A Genuins Bull.
Tbe flics bnd been unusually trouble-
tome, and ono night after Nora bad
gone npstulrs ber mistress spread Infect powder round tbe windows and
other places In tbe kitchen where the
Diet congregated.
In the morning sbe asked Nora It
there were not a great many dealt
Ilea lu tbe kltcben.
"Yet, there are, mom," replied Norl.
"Tbe room's olive wltb thim." —•
Youth's Companion.
. Framed Shopping List.
How many times have you lost Hit
shopping list scrap of paper and returned home after a wearying dny to
find tbat you had forgotten the most
important errands? You wuuldn't have
those experiences If you would make a
frame for tbe shopping list-just a
small affair of cardboard covered wltb
tapestry-tbat wlll fit easily Into your
band bog nnd can promptly be found.
Tbe frame ls backed with a square ot
thin cardboard nnd ills under tiny nail
beads nt tbo sides of the tapestry covered pieces, and this need only be tnk-
en out and tbe paper list of errands
slipped against tbe glass permanently
attacbed to tbe frame.
Made tht Mott of It.
The America!! love of the superlative
has nn amusing illustration In Samuel
M. Crothers' book "Humanly Speaking." Dr. Crolhcrs bad been traveling,
lie finally reached n seemingly sleepy
little place wbere he thought to find
only contented mediocrity. But when
be sat duwn to write a letter on thn
hotel stationery he wns confronted
with tbe statement, "This Is tbe biggest little hutel In tbe state!"
He Disagreed.
"What a pity we hove uo nrtlsts whd
tan pnlnt like the old masters!" said
' the sincere lover of pictures.
I    "But," replied Mr. Cumrox, who had]
recently acquired a spurious signature,
"tbe great trouble ll that we bare.1'-'
Washington Star.
The evil Inclinations of mankind*
ftnrt as cobweb threads end end *A
frauds of cable-Talmud.
Utt For Souvenir Spoons.
One girl who Is visiting the national
capital Is collecting spoons and cards
of tbe various places of interest In and
about Washington, nnd wben tbe returns home she will give a table talk
at I little luncheon.   Beside each plate
sbe will place two spoons and cards
! bearing pictures or seals uf vnrlous cities, nnd during the luncheon the guesls
I will be nsked to tell some Interesting
; fact about thnt particular city or place
of Interest, after which sbe wlll ndd
I what the hns learned about each place
. of Interest.   Thli It n good method of
! directing conversation and nuking an
j occasion Interesting,
A Losing Gamt.
"Yonr wire doesn't play bridge at all,
does she?"
"No. She's stopped entirely."
"What was the cure?"
"Sbe lost $7 to ber dearest friend."
"Lost both ber money nnd ber friend,
"Eiartly."~Clevelnnd   Plain  Dealer.
A Ready Answer.
I    "Re  ralue.   1  cannot   lire   without
! you."
"Bah!" said the heiress.  "You have
: lived without tnc for years."
I    "True," retorted Ihe duke, "but the
i rost of living hns pot to me st last"—
Louisville Courier-Journal.
"He writes poetry for a living."
••now wonderful!"
"Ye«    How wonderful thai he lett
bis llflligl"-Detroit tree I'rtM
Lucky Escapes Due to Heeding the
Mysterious Messages of the Prophetic Visions—A Vivid Dream That
Resulted In Preventing a Murder.
i In spite of the number of authenticated cases of dreams that have come
true, the percentage of prophetic dreams
thnt are actually fulfilled must be very
smnll. However, It must he confessed
that a considerable number ot people
have escaped death or disaster by paying heed to u dream warning.
Wrecks have llgured In nunc than one
pruptietlc dreuin. both the luss of His
Republic and Hie Berlin being foretold
In dreams. A mail wa.. once about tu
snll for Norway witb a friend, but ua
the nlgbl l>efore be should have started
bo dreamed Hint be stood upon n mountain surrounded by water aud that tli<
water gradually began to submergi
Hie peak, .lust as lie was in danger u!
being drowned be woke, and so vivid
ly was tlie dream Impressed upon ti Is
mind that lie decided uut tu sail i
few days later Hie ship* by which bi
should have traveled went down witl
all bands.
Then there Is tbe case of n lady win
was about to leave India for England
but was deterred by a dream. Severn
days before the date set for her de
pnrturo she had a vision lu which sin
taw tho vessel by which she waa to
sail on Bre In midocenn. The sequel
wus that a tire actually did break oul
under tbo conditions Indicated, but
after hard work by the crew It wai
extinguished without loss ot life.
Yet a third lustance wns mentioned
In one of tbe shipping papers a few
yenn ago. An apprentice up for Ids
seeund mate's ticket failed nnd wns
sent to sen fur nnothor voyngo In a sail.
Ing ship. He was appointed boatswain
of a fine sailing ship trading with Australia and New Zealand. The night
before be signed on be had n vivid
dream In which he saw bis ship sailing
along ln fine weather under a full
spread of canvas. Soon n thick bnnl;
of sea fog closed ruund tbo clipper, although tbe dreamer could still see everything un board as clearly ns before.
All nt once something glimmered
through the mist, and before anything
could be done a bnge Iceberg crashed
Into the ship, tbe uulse uf tbe collision
aud the falling spars wnklng him. So
Tlvld wns tbe dream that the vessel
left without her proper boatswain, nnd
since then she bns figured among Hie
missing. The curious thing nbout Ir,
tnld the narrator, was that never before or since can be remember having
dreamed of sea life.
; It Is also on record that a shipwrecked crew were once brought back to civilization through tbe Instrumentality ot
I dream. An East ludlnnmnn run
ashore on Inaccessible island, In the
Atlantic, nnd for three months the passengers and crew subsisted as best
tbey eould. During thnt time a rough
bont wns built, nnd In this tbey were
transported to Tristan D'Acunlin. Several weeks Inter a ship nppenred off
tbo Island because her owner bnd
dreamed a shipwrecked crew bad landed there. As clothes were scarce,
rough and ready garments were mnde
out of some green and red baize which
happened to be on bonrd. Curiously
enough, before tbe return of the vessel
the owner's wife hnd t dream In which
she saw 1 sailing Into port with people
dressed In green and red on bonrd.
! Now and again a miner relates a
dream Hint saved him from sudden
death, although strangers do not often
bear theso stories. There was once a
bad accident at n Derlysblre pit. several men being killed by n fall of tbe
cage. Oue of the men who should
hnve been In that cage wns absent, fur
be bnd a dream that It wns dashed to
pieces, falling from the very top wilb
al' the men Inside It. On bearing tlie
dream his wife persuaded him to stay
at home that day.
• When Mellon Trior, tlio famous war
artist, died most of the papers tuld tho
story of the dream warning bo bad
when In Zllllllnnd. At first be determined to disregard it, but It made such
en Impression on him that be ut last
determined to keep nwny from the column lie Intended to )olu llo engnged
another man to go, and tie wns amung
tbe tlrst killed.
i From time lo lltne crimes, even murder, have been prevented by n dream,
A lady snw In a dream nn old relative
being murdered, so sho posted oft to
her lioose nud irns surprised to find,
the dour opened liy llie very mnn sh.i
bad seen commit the deed. She obtained permission to sleep with 'Hit
old lady nud before retiring nsli«d the
two sons of ihe hitler to sit np all
night In tbe adjoining room.
As suou ns the old lady bad gone to
sleep she col out of lied and locked tbe
door and then lay awake, listening.
Afler what seemed hours a my ut
light appeared under (lie door nud Ihe
knob was cnrefulfy turned. Lcnplng
ont of bed. she called Hie sons, threw
open Hie door nnd found tbe manservant outside with a coal sciiltlo In hit
band On being nsked by the Indy
nnd Hie men what lie wanted he re-
piled Hint he hnd answered iho bell.
Hut no hell hnd heen rung, and In tbe
i-unl scuttle wns n knife! Then be
raw the game wns up nnd confessed.
'J tie day before his mistress nnd re-
reived her rents, which were kept In
her room until tbey were pnld Into tht
bntilt (ho next dny. nnd he had ."d-
Oi'tily determined to murder ber foi
tht money .-London Family Herald. Trig    ISLANDER   CrMBERLAXD H.C.
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The editor dues  not   hold "himself" resputisiUe fur   views expressed hy
cor respondents.
One of the complaints which tlie Liberals are busy urging
'/gainst Mr. Borden's Naval Al\ Bill is the allegation that it
is unconstitutional. The argument is that it will take two or
three years to spend the thirty-five million dollars, and that
it is nflfiinst the itiles to vote it in a \i\n\p sum. The only
trouble with this constitutional point is that it is wrong. When
ever it suits Parliament to authorize a complete and well-
rounded out scheme the execution of which must be spread
over a term of years, it is quite in order to make the entire
appropriation of money in the enabling Act. English precedents are conclusive on the point.
In 1889 the British Parliament passed the Naval Defence
Act. This was a very important piece of legislation, due to
the alarm which was felt in that year over the insufficiency of
the British Navy for the ditties which it then had to discharge.
The Act directed the building of no less than 70 war-ships—
ten battleships, nine first-class cruisers, twenty-nine second
class cruisers, and a swarm of smaller craft. These vessels
were to be completed in a period of five years. More than
half of them were to be built by the Government itself in the
royal dockyards, and nearly half were to be built by contract
ill private ship-yards The Act stated that the cost was to be
21,500,000 pounds.
Notice now how this money was provided. The dockyard-
built ships were to cost 11,500,000 pounds, and this money
was to be provided year by //ear by vote of Parliament, exactly
as the Canadian Liberals this yea?' have been urging that the
nionay for the Canadian Dreadnoughts should be voted
a titf ally. But with regard to the contract built ships the
British Parliament of 1889 absolutely disregarded this
principle. It formed a fund of 10,000,000 pounds, and it
directed that this fund was to be expended ill a certain
number of annual instalments. The First Lord of the Admit
alty, Lord George He mil ton, and the Chancellor of the
Exchequer, Mr. Goschen, explained this fully and said that
the reason for taking this step was that it was desirable to
carry the entire programme through without alteration, The
Liberals objected in a somewhat half-hearted manner to thio
method of financing and were beaten on division.
Thus when the British Parliament desired to make a
special effort to strengthen the navy it pursued the exact
financial course followed by Mr. Borden.
In 1909 the Liberal Government at present in power in
Great Britain put through Parliament a measure generality
known as the Development Ant. It is designed to give gov
ernment aid by means of grants and loans to assist in the
building of good roads, the development of forestry, the
encouragement of agriculture, the building of canals, etc. and
the method of aid selected is the formation of a fund from
which various enterprises can receive monetary assistance.
The fund was to be formed by ;t series of five annual votes
each of 500,000 pounds ; that is to say, Parliament in 1909
not only put through a vote of 500,000 pounds for this purpose, but ordained that each year for four successive years a
similar vote was to be passed This was binding future parliaments to vote money without discussion Haifa dozen members
tif Parliament objected but the bulk of the Conservatives and
the whole of the Liberal party voted against the proposal
to condemn this method of financing a big proposition.
Thus we see that a Conservative Parliament in 1889 and
a Liberal   party in   1909 took  exactly the  course which   Mi
Borden has pursued and which the Liberal wiseacres of'Canadi
are declaring to be unconstitutional.
Liat of Names of Scholars who
Passed at the Examination
of Public School.
The efforts beina made by the Liberal press to explain
why the Naval Bill was slaughtered by a body of irresponsible
political pensioners are amusing as well as ingenious.
A SIG>. of the times was the appearance on a platform
alone with Hon T. W. Crother of the eldest sou of a former
Liberal Minister of Justice at a recent meeting at Rodney,
Ontario, attacking the Liberal navy policy.
Below will be found the names
of the successful pupils who have
been promoted at the recent examinations hold at the Public
School. The names do not appear
in order of merit.
Senior Grade—Promoted from
Junior IV. to Senior IV. George
Mordy, Josephine Balagno, Ruth
Haywood, Edith W.Bickle, Willie
Rickson, AnnieWilcock, Christina
Grey, Phyllis Patridge, Dayrell
Bate, Elsie Horwood, Janet Hey-
man, Nellie Ronalds.
Senior Grade—Promoted from
Senior Intermediate toJun'orlV.
Gerald Acton, Ruby Acton, Catherine Bardessono. George Brown,
Margare Cess ford. Robert Cess-
ford, Maud Creech, Joe Dallos,
Ellen Hunden, Elizabeth Laffere,
Margaret Liddell, Ida McFadyen,
Duncan McNiven, Marion Mitchell, Ellen Perrozzini, Laura
Robertson, Janet Potter, Ruedolf
Tornau, Charles Willard, Amelia
Williams, Edward Williams, John
Forster, Jone Cameron, Archie
Miller, Albert Jones, Peter Mar,
Mary Picketto, Robert Robertson,
David Stevenson, Jessie Stevenson, Evis Slaughter, Bertram Wil-
cock, Victoria Bond.
Intermediate Grade —Promoted
from Junior III. to'Senior III"
Hamilton Bates, Mary Bond,
Hannah Leaman, StanleyMounce,
Wm. Marsh, Alfred McNiven,
Maisie Piecey. Gladys Parks,
Milton Piercy, Geo. Roberton,
Katie Scavarda, Alexandrina
Shearer, John Stevenson, Wm.
Stockand, James Laing, Bella
Clark, Aileen Baird.
Promoted from Reader II. Junior Grade to Reader III. Interme
diate. Jean Potter, Findlay Mc
Kinnon, Alice Lieman, Lois Peacey, Marjory Mordy, Thomas
Brown, Jean Clarke, Lily Eccles-
ton, Edward Creech, Siego K
Abe, Jessie Struthers, Thomas
Eccleston, Tom Maruya, Dorothy
Lewis, Mary Miller, Cecil Russel,
Walter Hudson, Mary Gibson,
Ellen Clarke, Frank Barerea,
Matthew Stewart, Antonia Goz-
zano, Reginald Ba e, Florence
Potter, Thomas MeFarlane, Mary
Willis, James Henderson, Harold
Junior Grade -Promoted from
Junior II. to Senior II. Doreen
Freeman, Edith Horbury, Annie
Pryde, Grace Watson, Katie
Crosetti, Charlotte Carey, Edith
Piccketti, Jean Clarke, Edith
Ducea, Euphemia Brown, George
Ollic, Matthew Mitchell, Alexander Baird, Mary Ann Saunders.
Junior Grade Promoted from
First Render to Second Reader.
Genevieve McFadyen, Doris Laf-
fere, Montgomery Hood, James
Walker, Donald Watson, Wong
Chew, Lee Wing, Won Set, Won
Chin, Antone Vinchenti, Edith
Franciole, Annie Gedrites, Matthew Brown, Agnes Baird, John
Brown, Joseph Piccketti, Fred
McLean, Edith Whyte, Edith
Colling, George Henderson, Francis Potter, Peter Scavarda, David
Stockand, Edward Shellito, John
Hart, Give Banks, Mary Bardessono, Gladys Boyd, Leno Bono,
Nellie Clark, Lena Demonte,
MarjorieGihson, William Keenon,
Mary Emma Mussato, Andrew
Mali, Lydia Russel, JamesRobert-
Bon, David Richards, Edward
Searle, James Knight, Alice
Smith, Herbert Ramsay, Yee
Bing Tog, Chow Wing Yick, Mar
San Kee, Duck Gui, Alice Ollie,
Elizabeth Wilson.
Junior tirade—Promoted from
Primary Grade to First Reader.
Vivian Aspecy, Robert Adamson,
Edith Barera, Archie Barera,
James Cameron, Carl Coe, Amy
ballos, Pearl Hunden, Netta
Keenan, Hayashi Ken, Chaing
Bah Kow, Margaret Loggan,
Eilleen Segraves, Ada Small,
Hector Stewart, Chan Tan, Isabella Wilson.
PrimaryGrade—Promoted from
from First Primer to Seco-d
Primer. Noborn K. Abe. Joe
Bartoldi, Beatrice May Bickle,
Emma Bonora, Metsu Eri, Jessie
Faggans, Wong Fee, Samuel
Henderson, Asatara Isaka, Doi
Kenchi, Ma Yick Lee, Edna
Marsh, Charles Merletti, Leslie
Merrifield, Hazel Mounce, Robert
McNeil, Harry Ramsay, William
Russell, Earl Stevenson, George
Taylor, Walter Taylor, May Walker, Anetta D. Whyte, James Wil-
Superintendent George D. Mc
Kay of the Provincial Timber
Office at Vancouver, recently
visited the various fire wardens
in the coast district and is of the
opinion that with the augmented
service this year the usual heavy
loss through forest fires will be
lessened. In the coast district
no serious fire has yet taken
place this summer.
Are they worth looking after, if so out
Mr. Stevens, with fifteen years experience in optical work, is at your service.
Special made lenses wilL stop that
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We nre sole agents for the famous
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Men's Black and Brown Calf Boots,'K' make  $7.00
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Best Canadian Boots fiom s5.50 to iti.oO
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Train leaves Cumberland
Tuesday 5 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m.
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Friday 7 a.m.
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Boat Service
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Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Good
Wet Ooods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Young Pigs for sale the kind
that grows. Price $5.00 each.—
T. A. L. Smith, Hornby Island.
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Teamster for
Hay, Grain
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opposite Union Hotel,
Direct from the Honey Manufacturing C.\ of Montreal
;i car load of
Buggies, Democrats, and
Express Wagons
Also a quantity of
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R. H. Hardwicke, Manager.
To the F.iitor ot tlie Wniiil. r.
Sir,—I would be obliged if you
would kindly allow me, throujrh
the medium of your paper, to call
the attention of farmers throughout the Province to the necessity
of conducting a vigorous campaign against the spread of noxious weeds in the province. This
constitutes a grave menace to the
development of agriculture, and
it is very essential that a determined effort be made at the pro-
sent time to combat the evil
before it gets too big to handle.
It is deplorable to see in many
(rood agricultural districts in the
Province the alarming extent to
which the Canadian thistle has
spread. This is one of the very
worst weeds in existence, and
probably the hardest to control.
The following course of treatment which should be pursued
for the eradication of Canadian
thistle is recommended by the
Seed Commissioner's Branch of
the Federal Department of Agriculture :
Remedy—Being a deep rooted
perenn'al, Canada Thistle should
be ploughed deep in summer just
as the flowers open, or the flowering stems may be mowed down
and the land ploughed as soon as
the new growth appears. As new
stems are thrown up they must
be cut off with a broad-sheared
cultivator, at intervals during
the summer and autumn. Deep
ploughing in the autumn has
been found useful in supressing
thistles in Manitoba. The chief
safeguard against Canada Thistle
and sim lar deep rooted perennials
is undoubtedly a regular short
rotation of crops with thorough
cultivation. A three year rotation
including two cutting of early
red clover for the first year,
followed by deep fall ploughing
for hoed crops with clean cultivation and a ctitai cr .•
third will suppress it.
For permanent paasturea and
wild lands where this course of
treatment is not feasible, a plan
which is followed by many with
great success is to keep the
plant cut off right to the crown
and never allow them to flower.
This course, if pursued faithfully
will in a few years time destroy
this pest.
All provincial constables and
fire wardens have again this year
been appointed agents for the
Department in the enforcement
of the provisions of the Noxious
Weeds Act, and have been instructed in case of non-compliance with notices served on owners, to institute prosecutions.
This in itself, however, is not all
that is necessary. It is imperative that the co-operation of the
farmers themselves be secured.
The provisions of the Noxious
Weeds Act are s'ringent enough,
but its proper enforcement cannot be effected to the best advantage unless the farmers do their
share, and see that their neighbours take steps to destroy weeds
before they seed. I trust therefore that we may have united
action along these lines, and that
effective work will be done this
year towards the suppression of
those weeds which are proving
such a menace to successful agricultural development in different
parts of the province.
Thanking you in anticipation
for your courtesy in inserting this
letter, Yours very truly,
Deputy Minister.
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Prices — runabout $675 touring car
$750 delivery car $775 town car
$1000 with all equipment, f.o.li.
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The Secret
By Alfred Wilson Barrett
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London, Melbourne A Toronto.
s, clear.   But lie had cou.e bar-k
first.   'Die scoundrel apparent.
ly lias gone back on his confession
now tha: lie lias escaped from us, and
still hopes to get off. He was in a
desperate : tato of fear. Ho saw Ylo-
lei and threatened tlie poor child,
even struck at her. Indeed if it had
not hern for nurse here, who threw
hersell ln between, he might have seriously Injured her, mad as lie was.
Then lie (led.
The Major groaned. The devil, he
cried; and we had him iu our hands.
\Vo will get him again. I shall
havo no mercy on the man now, and
1 shall (ind him, if it costs me my
lire, said Nell.
And she. Violet, how Is she? ashed
I'nston, ciulckly.
Well, b'!'. frightens1!, Nurse tolls
n.e she can bo moved, though, and
she must be talien from hero at once.
But ns a matter of fact, it would be
bud for Rlvlngton If he showed his
face here again. It was Coombes who
arranged matters here with the Pro-
lessor, and told him lies. It did not
take lietford and I long to put that
right, however, and tbe Professor ls
furious at being let in tor such a
business all round. Mr. Coombes
wiil catch it when next, ho meets tlie
Professor, and I have got a pretty good
idea of what he will catch after two
toes with our worthy host. How uo
ion feel?
fiai ton roii gingerly and stre.ebed
himself. Not tad, he said. I am
nol going r.) he 111. in any case, tlavc
you seen Violet"
Nell shoo'.: his i'ead. No, he Said
rtiwly, ant1 ir, any circumstances it
would not do yet. But I have arranged for her to be moved this afternoon to a nursing home ln Harley
Street, and nurse wlll go with her.
Easton pressed his hand. You
think of everything, he said admiringly.
Nell smiled. Not everything, he
said. I never thought Mr. Coombes
was near us last night in the fog and
saw us collar Rlvlngton. However.
It does not matter, we shall see who
will win lu tlie end. Would you like
to Bee Violet? I leave her with you.
I must be off; I should havo gone
sooner, but that I waited for you to
eoine round. But every minute ts
precious, if I am to be after Rivington
crippled as I am.
But you won't go alone, cried East-
ton, you will take me with you. I
owe something to that man, too.
Neil hesitated. And what would
Violet say if I got you into further
trouble? he said, smiling. You have
a heniitlf .1 black eye as it is, and hardly look your best.
And what will she say when- she
knows, If I let you go alone? asked
Easton; no, I'll come with you. But
I would like to see her first for a
Neil pondered. Well, listen, he
said at length. The people at the
Yard are after Rivi: _;ton. I will just
run down there and see if they have
any news. They will tel! me—they
know mo there, wo have worked together before now, though I want to
do this job myself if I can. When I
have made my Inquiries I will come
hack here to you. Meanwhile you
shall see Violet safely away from here
and Into the nursing home. Now, go
up to her, lt you feel fit enough.
Nurse will take you; I must be off.
He pressed Easton's hand, nodded,
and limped away. And the Major,
pulling hemself together, followed the
He found Violet up now. and lying
on a couch. She Btill looked pale
and ill and was evidently delicate yet
Broke Into Sore. Itched and Burned
So Badly Could Scarcely Sleep,
Red and Inflamed. Cuticura Soap
and Ointment Entirely Cured.
217rircpntrooi| Ave, Toronto, Ontario.—
" My troulilo was varicose veins above my
ankle, ll lirolte into a swo which wns liahi-
ful. The Horo ItchuU ami burner! ro badly
that I could scarcely xlccp. The skin r.rnuiid
It wan red and Inflamed. 1 could not wear
it> shoe Tor eight weeks. 1 tried several ointments hut ihey didn't seem to do It any good.
Then I was reeon*mended lo use Outlaw.
Soap and Ointment, j Imthed with Urn Cull-
cura .Soap and put a 1111lo Oulleura ointment on aud they gave tho greatest relief.
In a few weeks I he two was entirely cured."
(Signed) Mrs. MaeOregor. Feb. 21, 1912,
Woodstock, Yarmouth Co., N, S.—"My
liaby was about three weeks otrl when ho
had Bait rheum on hla head aurl forehead.
It began ln a little lino rash, which enran
on Ids head and down over his forehead
and formed a hard, brown erust. It, looked
terrible, and it must have bothered him
unite a lot, as ho would not sleep. I used
to wash him with tho Cutlcura Boap and
hot water and put the Cutlcura Ointment
on, and fn tlireo weeks Ills Uriel and forehead were ciear. I can't speak too highly
of tile Cutlrura Ointment and Cutlcura
Heap."    (Signed) Mrs, George U. Alleu,
fcov. is, inn.
Cutlcura Soap and Oulleura Ointment aro
sold hy druggists aud dealers everywhere.
A single set Is ortun sumclent. Liberal
•ample of each malted free, with .12-p. skin
Book. Address post eard Potter Drill' A
. Corn., Ucpt. 64D, Bosun, U. S. A.
hut lt was easy to bo seen that she
wus well on the road to recovery.
Sho looked up quickly, her pale
cheeks growing red, as Easton entered.
Oh, I am so glad yrm hnve come,
she said; 1 have been so frightenod
since you went yesterday! But what
has happened to you? You are hurt.
The knowledge that Bhe needed him
nnd was glad he had come, the red
tn her cheeks and her confession of
branoe cf tlio previous day, made
pleasure, together with the remem-
-'aston forget everything else. And.
oblivious of the nurse, he dropped on
his knees by the couch and taking
Vh,let's hand, covered It with kisses.
Are you really glad that 1 have come?
he asked. Violet! and could you
doubt that I would come, now that I
know you aren't really that man's
His alfe! Oh. no, no, no; did you
ever believe It? Oh, he ls a wretch
if you know—yosurday—
I know, said Easton, they told me.
He shall be punished for lt, 1 promise you. The scoundrel, to try to
touch you! Ah, but Violet, he has
much to answer for besides that.
Did he kill my poor darling?     Oh,
I have so doubted lt, so dreaded lt.
Was lt so?
Violet burled her face in her hands.
Oh, cruel, cruel villian, she murmured.
How could he?     How could he?
She recovered herself after a moment or two, and looked up. But
yourself, she eald, uneasily. You are
hurt.     What has happened?
The Major hesitated. Oh, 1 am all
right, he said at length. It ls only
a bruise or two, I will tell you about
lt another time. You must not think
of anything worrying or disagreeable
lust now.
Does that mean I must not think of
you? asked Violet with a little smile.
Not if 1 am worrying or disagreeable. And even it I am not, even If
you— Oil! Violet, send the nurso
away for a minute, he continued ln
a whisper.
Violet glanced at ire nurse, but she
smiled and shook her head. I think
she ls 60 much better here, she whispered slyly.
Easton sighed disconsolately. Do
you really think she ls? he Bald. Ah,
well, I must not grumble. Yesterday at this hour I did not even know-
where you were.
Were you very worried? asked Violet, happily.
And now you are better? ashed the
young girl.
Immeasurably.    Then I was in tbe
depths of despair and anxiety.   Now
Now—I can't tell you till you send
the nurse away, eald the Major, looking at her with ey.s that inado her
But sbe ls quite a long way away
over the otber side of the room, and
sho ls making bandages for you, I
should think, aud not bothering at al!
about people like us.
Easton looked   around.   Then   I'll
risk lt, I think, he Bald.   Now I am
, in heaven,  I believe, because I am
I looking Into your eyes and holdlng-
I kissing, I should say—your hand, and
because I love you, Violet, my poor,
pale, little injured darling, more than
the whole world, and because I hope
—Isn't It daring—that some day-
Nurse, said Violet, smiling, Isn't It
time for them to come for me from
tbe home?
The nurse looked up. Not quite
time yet, dear, she said, not for another quarter of an hour or so.
There you are, you see, said the
Major, when the nurse had returned
to the consideration of her bandages,
there is no escape for you ye:. Will
you, Violet, could you?
Will 1, could I, what?     Oh, I know
J you were saying that you hoped that
j some day I shall be well enough aud
strong enough to talk and listen to a
lot of nonsense.
It Isn't nonsense, Violet, it ls earn
! est, deadly earnest.
!    Then If It la deadly, in my present
state lt Is much too dangerous for me
'■ to listen to, and as to talking it—
Couldn't   you   say   It,   Violet;   try
I just a Hulc.     You will find it grows
on you—
j     Wlll lt nitihe me squeeze—anyone's
I hand very, very bard, and look terrl-
I bly, terribly in earnest nnd—and fool-
'Isii? asked Violet, smiling fondly.
I    No.      It will make you look, only
that Isn't possible, even lovelier than
you do now, nnd It wlll sto;  ine loot
ing foolish and make me—
Will It take away your bruises and
that i.oor black eye of yours?
Yes, at onee, in a second.
And make you quite happy and well.
Yes, Immeasurably happy, and bubbling over with health.
Then, perhaps, one day 1 wlll try.
If it Is all you say, I don't think it
would dn today at, t.ll. The thought
of It has lad such an effeel already
on your spirits, the realty might he
too much, or, disappoint you. Now he
very, very good, please, or 1 must tell
nurse that. I—
No, please, den't.    I will he good,
jas good as Ir Is possible lo he—and I
1 will wall. Violet!
1 ITo he Continued)
Couldn't do It
Look here, begr.a the man, as he
entered a butcher's shop and displayed two black-and-blue eyes, you have
fresh beef for sale? I have, replied
the butcher.
And fresh beef ls goo.l for black
It ls.
Very well. I have the eyes and you
have the beef. Do you think you
can sell me a pound or bo without
asking me how I got decorated?
I wlll do my best.
The butcher then cut off and weighed the meat, aud received the money
for it without another glance at the
customer. That was not the end,
however. A sudden wave of curios-!
ity swept over bir.i. and he laid ttaj
money down and said: Here, I'll make
you a present of the meat. Now, tell
me about tbe fight.
The only sedan chair still in active
service ls to bo found at Hampton
Court. Some of the ladies residing
there uso It when visiting one another's apartments ln the evening;
hut lt ls never seen outside the precincts of tlie Palace.
As Good as New
George, I made a lovely discovery
this morning.
Did you. And what was lt? inquired her husband.
You remember that nice, leather-
bound account-book you gave me for
a Christmas present the year before
last—the one in which I was to keep
account of every penny I spent'
Well, I found lt this morning, and
what do you think? It's still as good
as new! I never wrote a single
thing ln It except my name!
Walter, grumbled a customer, I
should like to know the meaning of
this. Yesterday I was served with
a portion of pudding twice this Blze.
Indeed, sir, rejoined the waiter. Where
did you sit? By the window. Oh,
tbat accounts for It. We always
give the people by the window lage
portions.     It's a good advertisement.
Get out, you ornlthorhynchus! The
man departed meekly. Who's that?
inquired a friend of the speaker. An
ornlthorhynchus. How's that? Well,
Webster defines him as a beast with
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Druq and Chemical Co., of Canada,
Limited,   Toronto.
Great G neroslty
Bhe sighed. I saw the loveliest
lace curtains today, Bhe murmured. I
did want them so badly. She sighed
again. But I knew you wished to
economize, dear, she concluded, bo I
didn't get them. And yet a third
time she sighed.
Then he spoke. That's too bad. my
dear! he said generously. Anything
which adds to your happiness and
brings gladness to your eyes; anything which brightens your domestic
cares and gilds the lowering clouds;
anything which borders with Bweet
flowers the thorny paths o: duty and
appeals to your aesthetic nature, you
are welcome to, my angel—if It docs
not cost more than fifty cents.
Where Jrrke Drew the Line
Jake Tannenbaum owns a theatre
In Mobile, where tin Race question ::
very acute. Furthermore, ho exercises great care In his scrutiny of the
bills any company wishes to presei:
In his house. One morning he received from a celebrated Shakespearean actor the list of plays to be put
ou during a run of seven days.
I see here, Romeo and Juliet, said
Jake, running his finger down the list,
and I will stand for that. But
shrink when I think of that fellow
playing Romeo. And here's Hamlet.
No man Hying can play Hamlet as he
should he plaved. And here is Othello!
At this point Mr. Tannenbat;. t
leaped out of his cliai.' and hung on
the ambient atmosphere a long —d
lingering groan.
It Is too much! he cried hi anguish.
I am no fanatic. I am not a crazy
man on the Rnco question. But I'm
a son of a gun if I'm going to have ln
my theatre any black man handing out
a lot of mushy talk to a white woman.
The world admires a man who attends to his own business
A crank  who
i genius.
makes a success  ls
To have the children sound and
healthy ls the flrBt care of a mother.
They cannot be healthy tt troubled
with worms. Use Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator.
Land of the Free
An American paper relates that the
political boss of a small western town
drove his buck board at top speed
down the main street on the morning
of the election.
Hey, Johnnie! he yelled to his son,
git down In the Fourth Ward, quick!
There's people down there votln' as
they blanu please!
Had His Revenge
He was r. surly and quarrelsome old
farmer, and the only person of any
importance wbo had managed to avoid
clashing with him was the mild-mannered vicar.
Bur. even this forbearing gentleman
lost his temper when the farmer Impudently turned his horses loose ln the
churchyard and refused to take them
out again.
High words ensued, and tho ylcar
so far forgot himself as to call tho
farmer a broken-down old mule.
Off went the farmer on the Instant
and crashed noisily Into the village
lawyer's office.
The vicar has Just called me a broken-down old mule, he bawled. What
am I to do?
Now the lawyer had once received
a severe rebuff from the farmer, and
had waited for years for a chance to
repay lt. Here was his opportunity,
and he seized lt wlt.i both hands.
Don't come to me about that, he
said, coolly. I can't patch you up. I
am no veterinary surgeon.
In the Spring Most People Need a
Tonic Medicine.
One oi the surest signs that, the
blood is out cf order is the pimples,
unsightly eruptions and eczema that
come frequently with the change from
winter to spring. These prove thnt
the long Indoor life of winter has had
its effect upon the blood, and that a
tonic medicine is needed to put It
right. Indeed there are few people
who do not. need a tonic at this season. Bad blood doe-; not merely
show itself In disfiguring eruptions.
To this same condition is due attacks
of rheumatism and lumbago; the sharp
stabbing pains of sciatica and netirri-
gla; poor appetite and a desire to
avoid exertion. You cannot cure
these troubles by the use of purgative
medicines—you need a tonic, and a
tonic only, and among all medicines
there ls none can equal Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for their tonic, life-giving,
nerve-restoring powers. Every dose
of this medicine makes new, rich
blood which drives out impurities,
stimulates every organ and brings a
feeling of new health and energy to
weak, tired, ailing men, women and
children. If you are out of sorts
give this medicine a trial and see how
quickly it will restore the appetite,
revive drooping spirits, and fill your
veins with new, health-giving blood.
You can get thee pills from any
medicine dealer or by mall at 60 cents
a box or six boxes for $2.60 from
The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Brockvllle, Ont.
Teacher—Now who cau wrlto me a
sentence containing the word gruesome?
Tommy went up to the blackboard,
and this ls what he wrote—
Dad did not shave for a week and
grew some whiskers,
It's grand, said Mr. N. Peck, as he
squared his shoulders to the moorland
breeze, to get out on the links and
leave trouble behind. It ls, agreed
Mr.   S.  Ingle.    By the way, how ls
In  our
live a  grand
new   bouse
Proper  Food  Put the  Trouble  Away
Our own troubles always see . more
severe than any others. But when a
man ls unable to eat even a light
breakfast, for years, without severe
distress, he has trouble enough.
It ls email wonder he likes to tell
of food which cleared away the troubles.
"I am glad of the opportunity ta
tell of the good Grape-Nuts has done
for me," writes an Eastern man. "For
many years I was unable to eat even
a light breakfast wlthctt great suffering.
"After eating I would suddenly be
seized with un attack of colic and vomiting. This would be followed by
headache and misery that would
sometimes last .. week or more, leaving me so weak I could hardly sit up
or walk
"Since I began to eat Grape-Nuts
I have been free from the old
troubles. 1 usually eat Grape-Nuts
one or more times a day, taking it
at the beginning of the me.il. Now I
can eat almost anything I want without trouble
"When I began t   use Grape-Nuts I
, was way under my usunl weight, now
i 1 weigh 30 pounds more than 1 ever
weighed In my life, and I am glad to
staircase speak of the le A that has worked the
you?     l'change."     Name given by Canadlnn
Postum  Co., Windsor,  Ont.      Read
the llltle booklet, "The Road to Well-
lunching IvIHe," In pkgs.   "There's a Reason."
Ever read the r.bove letter? A
new one appears from time to time.
A Running Account
Briefer, the solicitor, w-as ar.gry. It
was easy to sec thnt from the vicious
way he wus filling in a Will of cost.
Snip the tailor, had actually had the |
Impudence to send h's bill In twice,
and now his lit rjo son had come to
demand the money.
I am too busy to attend to such a
small mutter now. he sild. Tell your
father I'm not going to run away.
Away went the youth with tho message, but very soon be returned.
Father s.-ys he must have the money please, he lisped ln childish innocence.
Tut, tut! Didn t you tell hlin I was
not going to run away?
Yes. sir. ' Please, sir. I told him
that all right hut he told me to tell
you, sir, that he was!
As Man to Man
Dick, I n.'ver i. ought my little boy
would tell ills mother a falsehood, exclaimed the mother lu the well-known
lnore-ln-sorrow-tlian-in-anger kind 'of
'Twasn't really a story, muttered
Dick, with downcast countenauce. I
didn't run ln the road, hut only ln the
That makes It worse. Half a story
is worse than a whole one, as I've
told you often. And now I feel lt to
be my duty to punish you severely.
This duly, be it said, the mother
performed most conscientiously. When
father returned home, therefore, lu
tlie evening lie found Dick looking
very  red.-eyed and disconsolate.
Well, my poor little man, he asked,
what ls the matter?
Nutting, sn"ffed Dick!
But something must be wrong, sonny.     Tell me.
Oh well, if yon want to know, said
Dick, wilh a scowl. I've Just been
having an awful row with your wife.
It PalJ Bettor
While travelling through the West
a man lost a valuable dog, and Immediately proceeded to the 011103' of the
Hustler's Review ln lhe town where
he was stopping. Entering abruptly, he Bald to the editor: I've lost a
dog. I'd like to have you insert
this ad. for me:
SeV'-nty-flve dollars reward for the
return of a French bulldog answering
the name of Darwin. Last seen on
Turner's Road.
We're just going to press, Jild the
editor, but we'll manage to hold the
edition for your ad.
After returning to the hotel, the
owner of the dog decided lt might be
best to add to his advertisement: N
questions asked: He returned to the
ofllco to find the place entirely desert
ed save for a red-haired youth who sat
gazing Intently out of the window.
Where ls everybody? he asked.
Gone to hunt the dawg, replied the
lad, without removing his gaze from
the distant fields.
Aik for Mlnard's and take na e'.lior
She Wanted Comfort
An old country woman, compelled to
Bit ln a suffocating smoking compartment in a crowded excursion train,
gazed open-mouthed through the window at a lady on the platform who was
giving the porter exhaustive Instructions regarding the storage of her bicycle.
See that you find the best place ln
the van, porter, and fix it very securely, and don't let anyone play with the
beli, and close the windows so that
nobody can steal lt, and cover up the
handle bars and make sure that the
train doesn't shake it as lt goes over
tho points.
The porter promised slavish obedience, pocketed his tip and turned to
go away.
One moment, young fellow, cried the
old woman, leaning out of the window
and catching his arm, I want to get out
of here, lt ain't half cosy enough
Here's tuppence; now show me the
way to the bicycle van.
Maypole Soap
Give, licti glowing
colors, fadeless ia sun
ot suds. Dyes cotton,
•ilk, wool or mixture*.
Use it yaursell at
home. No trouble—
no muss. 24 colon-
will give any ili.de.
Colors I Oc.bfscl 15c
at your dealer's ol
postpaid with booklet
"How to Dye" ftonj
.    f. I. BENEDICT j CO. Monlnil
Seeing Is Believing
Tlie weather was wot. Business
had been bad. Hence Farmer Giles,
never amiable, was even more irascible than usual.
As he stepped down from the cart
on his return home from the market,
he noticed a lantern-light moving t
about near his kitchen premises, and
proceeded at once to make investigations.
To his surprise '. e discovered a yokel, lantern :n hand, talking to his
What's your business here? demanded Farmer Giles peremtorlly.
I be come a courlin' master.
Came a-what?
A-courliu', Blr. I be a courtln'
It's a lie. You've come here thieving. You know you have. No mnn
goeB courting with a lantern. At any
rate, I never did.
No, sir, replied tho yokel quietly. I
shouldn't think so, judgin' by the missus!
Book Tree. A aasspta
sTon* tre.tm.at r.ieoresl
lamp from tbia lady", breast
irowlh. cured. De.criba
,**r fro.ble ] wa wlll .end book a&d [e.linsoaiala.
Henry Augustus was learning to
dress himself. He was not so big as
the name sounds.
Mother, looking on, said: Why, my
son, you have your shoos on the
wrong feet!
Well, screamed Henry Augustus,
they're the only feet I have to put
'em on!
takes    the
Try lt and
Holloway's Corn Cure
corn out by the roots,
prove lt.
A Pleasant Prospect
I want you to put up some wallpaper I have bought, said the country
clergyman, meeting the local man-of-
all-work.   When can you do It?
Well, sir, he exclr.lmed, you see, I'm
rather busy Just now.     I hung MrB.
S  yesterday;   I'm  hanging your
churchwarden today; but If It's convenient I'll drop round aud hang your
reverence on Wednesday.
Ask for Mlnard's and tak* no other
He—A woman Is always Illogical.
She—How do you make that out? He
—She can always remember her birthday, but never her age.
She (suddenly)—Did I hear something fall? He (timidly)—I dropped
a remark.
Always Reliable
Relief from the ailments caused
by disordered stomach, torpid
liver, irregular bowels is given
—quickly, safely, and assuredly—by the tried and reliable
Sold everywhere.   In boxes, 23 c.atSb
Lapses of Nov.lis'.
Novelists are In a hurry a times,
but only a few of their readers are
critical. In n detective story of many
years ago the villian carried up to his
room a casket containing 60,000 sovereigns and handed lt to accomplices
on a ladder.
This is eclipsed in a noval hy Mr.
Guy Boothby. Here tlie villian stipulates that 100,000 pounds in hard cash
shall be brought to him secretly at the
place appointed. A gentle-tan with a
weakness for arithmetic states this
amount ot gold would weigh .. large
part of a toft.
A Common Complaint
A little girl came to her mother one
morning and said: Mamma, I don't
feel very well. Well, that's too bad,
said mamma; where do you feel the
In sclcol, was the promp  reply.
The bishop was examining r. clas»
of girls.
What's the best preparation for ear
terlng the state ot matrimony?
A little courting, sir, was the reply
of a slmple-loo'ting girl.
/tv7 Girlhood
W. N. U    850
j suppose it is somewhere in the back
Old   lady   (who has  heen
'with her son)—Here William, you left
| this quarter on ihe table by mistake. (  ....
; It's lucky I saw It because the waiter t They are genuine, true, and full of hu-
|had his eye on !t. ' man Interest
Fair Warning
Mistress—You have excellent
ters of recommendation.
Belligerent-looking New Cook—Yls,
mum. Not a fut will Ol step out of
anybody's house until Ol git wan.
Ordinary Biped
Stockings? Yes, ma'am. What
number do you wear?
What number? Why, two, of
course, Do you take me for a centipede?
So the Smiths have lost their splendid cook? Yes, she married into th«
; famllv.
Aeetet Satur*
now «nd then,
with * $etttle
e«tri«rt»'o Or.
Pierce'* He**-
and Pettete tone
tip end irmtor-
ate liter «nJ
lowed. Be sure
yen get what
you •it ferj
The women who have used
Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription will tell you
— . that it freed them from pain-
helped them over painful periods in
their life—and saved them many a day
of anguish ud misery. This tonic, in
liquid form, wu devised over 40 years
ago for the womanly system, by R.V.
Pierce. H. D., and has been sold ever
since by dealers in medicine to the
benefit of many thousand women.
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The Army of
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Genuine mint bear Signature
Is CLEAN, and
ns SIMPLE «3
chance ot
if vou uso
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If you are looking for a pair of
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Snake whip and that will give you
full satisfaction or a new pair frea
ask your dealer for
These are the best wearing gloves
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So Much a Knot
Who Is the best man usually at a
The preacher—He gets tlie profit
ind takes na risk.
Did you ever go up ln a balloon? In-
lulreil Brooke. Accidentally, replied
jynn. I happened to bo ln the basket when the ropes were cut, and I
Udn't have lime to Jump out. I sup-
Dose you were angry'.' Yes, lt did
nako ine Loar.
He—Yes, It's very hard being the
ion o' a self-made millionaire.
He—Well, I can't decide whether to
;o Into business and live up to tho
ild man's reputation, or go Into so-
;lety and live It down.
EOc. a box or six Uxet for $2.50,
at all dealers, or The Dodds Medl-
cine Company, Limited, Toronto,
Remarkable   Length   ot   Antl-Vlvl»ec
-.Isnttt Speech by Wo nan Attracts
The medical arrangements required
by the Insurance Act have drawn attention to the Inaccessibility of many
Scottish villages. To tho Roxburghshire railway colony ot EUocarton a
special interest attaches. No roads
lead to this well-known junction; and
a special train, which start; at 10.15
a.m., conveys worshippers to Hawick
every Sunday morning. Free passes
are supplied to railway employes and
their families, To meet the medical
requirements ot tho community, the
railway directors permit Hawick doctors to travel to Iticcarton on engines
or in guards' vans and first-class compartments, as they may find most convenient. Among other privileges peculiar to the district, goods are carried to the grocery store at halt the
usual rates.
The remarkable three-day antl-vlvl-
secticnist speech of MIsb Llnd-af-
Hageby. the modern Portia who has
been conducting her own case ln an
action for alleged libel contained ln
two articles published ln the Pall
Mall Gazette, has aroused widespread
Interest. Mr. Justice Bucknlll. who
is trying the case, was warm ln his
praise of tlie forensic skill of this
lady. A very clear statement and
a very fine speech, he said, turning
to the Jury, when Miss Llnd-af-Hage-
by had concluded, and It was remarkable that after she had spoken 71,-
250 words at the rate of 7,500 an hour,
her voice appeared as full and clear
at the end of her speech as It was
when irhe commenced her address.
It Didn't Work
Two young women   stood   at   the
tram junction.
Thoy're all crowded, lliio, we'd
better walk, said one.
You walk If you want to, but Pm
going to ride, and I bet you I'll get
a seat, too, bumptiously retorted Mil-
The stronger wlll prevailed and the
two boarded the next car that came
along. Of course, lt was crowded
just as had been the previous ones.
Since no one offered a seat to the
women, the younger of the two mischievously whispered:
Thought you said you'd get a Beat,
Y'ou wait, replied the other; then,
going up to a sedate-looking gentleman, she exclaimed;
My dear Mr. Green, how delighted
I inn to meet you again! You are almost a stronger. Will I accept your
seat? Well, I do feel tired, I admit.
Thank vou so much.
The man rose
Sit down, Jane, my girl, said he,
pointing to the vacant seat. I don't
often Bee you out on a washing-day,
You must feel tired, I'm euro. How's
your mistress?
If Bad Water
Causes Diarrhoea
Use Some 'Nerviline'
Apart, from her wonderful fluency
and splendid knowledgo of the English
language (.Miss Lind-af-Hageby ls a
Swede), sho created a remarkable Impression during the many hours she
hold the Court's rapt attention. With
woman's Instinctive genius for dressing tho part, she wore a scarlet gown-
like garment, and toyed all the while
she was speaking with a monocle attached to a short stick. Who shall
say i.hat women are not lilted to prac-
Usf-at tho English Bar after thla?
Mrs. Pankhurst, who at the time
Miss I.!nd-af-Hageby was making her
speech, was defending herself against
the charge of conspiring to blow up
houses with bombs, also displayed exceptional powers of cross-examination,
although at times she seemed to betray a curious Ignorance of ordluary
affairs. For example, a carter at
Walton, where one outrage took place
spoke of hearing a motor drive past
his cottage at 4.30 a.m. Mrs. Pankhurst cross-examined him severely.
What were you doing getting up at
such an hour? His reply that (lu
common with the greater part of the
rural population) he began work at
five seemed to astound her.
Apropos of the statement ln the
London Press that a good waitress
has exceptional opportunities of inar.
rylng well, Mr. John Pearce, who
caters for the million ln the Metropolis, tells an Interesting story. He says:
1 was recently at one of our large
London terminals when I was arrested
by a voice calling 'Mr. Pearce,' and
turning round, I was confronted by a
lady tastefully and fashionably dressed ln furs who was just alighting
from her carriage. I could not recall her, whereupon she informed me
that she was once a waitress ln one
of my depots—a fact which she seemed to recall with pleasure and did not
wish to conceal.
It ls not a new didge but the executor fraud trick, as lt ls known has
lately been revived with considerable
success on both sides of the Atlantic
and readers should be on their guard
against lt. The usual form of the
trick ls to deliver an account more or
less out of date.^wlth a request for
Immediate settlement, addressed to
the deceased, ln apparent Ignorance
of his or her death. A specially obnoxious form of the fraud ls the attempt which is made to blackmail a
widow In the name ot a woman and
child professing to have a claim upon
a deceased husband.
Drives Asthma Like Magic—The
Immediate help from Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Asthma Remedy seems like
magic. Nevertheless lt ls only a natural remedy used .In a natural way.
Tho smoke or vapor, reaching the
most remote passage of the affected
tubes, brushes aside the trouble and
opens a way for fresh air to enter.
It ls sold by dealers throughout the
Secrets of Indian Fakirs
In the presence of representatives
of tho press and cf members of the
medical profession, a troupe of Indian
Fakirs showed their mysterious powers at the Pavilion Theatre recently.
Their experiments may be unpleasant
but they are genuine, and they afford
no satisfactory explanation to the ordinary man. They attest to the Invulnerability ot these wonderful peo-
p!.\ who possess powers unknown to
Western minds, and who guard their
secrets with Jealous care. First the
lady pierced both cheeks with formidable hatpins. When they were with-,
drawn blood appeared on one side of
the check and none oil the other.
Then one gentleman thrust two similar pins right through his larynx. Saa-
til perforated her tongue with pins, So-
liman drove a sword through his abdomen, and Serdschl appeared quite
comforatble while reclining on a bed
uf broken glasu.
W. N. U. 950
On tho beautiful Island ot Trinidad,
chief source ot the world's supply of
pitch, the article has been put to every
possible use by the nallves. Formerly
the streets of the Port of Spain were
lighted by torches of pitch, but the
people obj'ected to the odour. Nothing
however was done to develop tlie pitch
and oil Industry until recent years.
This Indifference to Its value has been
credited to the (act that the Trlnldad-
lans had so many other resources,
such as their cocoa, coffee, and sugar,
from which to gain an abundant living, that they were content to leave
Pitch Lake alone. Americans now
control Its output.
Regarding the tate Concerts which
King (ieorge and Queen Mary contemplate reviving, lt might he mentioned
that many complaints have been
made In the past nbout the overcrowding at these (unctions. The official list
of guests has so considerably increased that lt has been necessary for the
Lord Chamberlain to Invite a much
larger number that can he comfortably
accommodated. During Queen Victoria's reign the number was limited
to two thousand. Everybody who has
been ln office or who la ln office gets
an Invitation to a State ceremonial
as a matter of course, and there are
a great number of other personages
who are on the permanent list.
"The best medicine I have ever
used" Is what thousands of mothers
say of Baby's Own Tablets. Once a
mother has used the Tablets for her
little ones she will use no other med-
icino and never (alls to recommend
them to her friends. Concerning
them Mrs. John Thompson, Coutts,
Alta., says: "I have given Baby's
Own Tablets to my baby for constipation and think them the best medicine
I have ever used. Please send me
two more boxes as I would not care
to be without them." The Tablets
are sold by medicine dealers or hy
mall st 2C cents a box from The Dr.
Williams' Medicine Co., Brockvllle,
A Traveler's Experience Related
Tha experience of Mr. Norman P.
Hendricks ls not an unusual one.
•Writing from Prlnc^ Albert, he says:
"My business calls me from one place
to another, and I am frequently up
against the bad water problem of the
Canadian North-West. In so many
places the water disagrees with me,
and I used to be kept very miserable
on that account. An old settler told
me one day that nothing is se useful
to newcomers as Nerviline, .ind he
explained to me how valuable lt proved to him under similar circumstances
twenty-five years ago. You would
hardly believe how happy and comfortable my trlpa are since I learned
of Nerviline. I look upon 'Nerviline*
as my trusty friend, and give lt a place
of honor ln my hand bag. In fact I
wouldn't think of being without it ln
a country like this. It cures any little stomach trouble or digestive disturbances and relieves a cramp ln ten
Becor.de. To cure Neuralgia, Earache, Toothache, or pain ln your muscles like Rheumatism, you simply
cau't beat Nerviline."
To cure little ills before they grow
big and to relieve the aches and pains
of the whole family get Nerviline today. Family else, 60c.; trial size,
25c; at all storekeepers and druggists, or The Catarrhozone Co., Buffalo, N.Y.
Unsatisfactory Imagination
Perkins was feeling decidedly
queer; he couldn't get on with hla
work he couldn't do anything. So he
decided to pay a visit to the doctor
I don't fe.l up to the mark at all,
be said to the man of medicine. Can
you give me a good tonic?
With pursed lips the doctor surveyed him for a moment or two, and
rising from his chair, remarked:
Has lt ever occurred to you that
thero's a great deal ln imagination,
Mr.  Perkins?
Certainly, doctor, answered Perk-
Then go out of this surgery and Imagine that there's nothing the matter
with yon. Come back ln a week
and let me know how you feel I
The patient weit, doctored himself,
and returned to th. physician at the
appointed time.
Ah, ah, said the doctor. You are
feeling better now, I can see. Did not
I tell you there was a great deal ln
That's true, said Perkins. What li
your charge?
One guinea, said the doctor.
Well, imagine you've got it, **.".
The coming destruction of the
Cafe Anglais in Paris ls awakening
many recollections amongst the older Londoners who used to visit Paris
a dozen times a year. Forty years
ago the restaurant was famous for its
food and frequenters, who Included
nearly every celebrity ln Europe. It
was then King Edward's favorite restaurant in Paris, always faultlessly
conducted although strongly dashed
with Bohemlanlsm. All that was best
In the Boclal and artistic world waa
to be found there. It was one of the
few restaurants which kept open
through the selge and there was also
ground for belief ln the story that lt
never remembered afterwards to reduce Its prices.
State ot Ohio, City o( Toledo.       \
Lucas County /   ■
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he Is
penlor partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co.. doing business In tho city
of Toledo. County and Stata aforesaid,
and that Raid firm will pay the aum of
every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cure'd by the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure,
Sworn to beforo me nnd subscribed ln
r.-.y presence, t...a 6th day of December.
A.D. 18S6.
ISeal.) A. W. CLEASON.
Notary Pubtlo,
Haifa Catarrh Cura ll taken internally,
and acts directly on tha blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Send
for teat; -onlals free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by all druggists. 7Gc.
Talce Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Mr. Brown had not a very good
opinion of landladies ln general until
the other day, wheu he happened to
see his bestowing a kindness on the
cat. Of course, he reasoned that
anyone who would be kind to dumb
animals would be kind to human creatures, aud he hastened to commend
her actions. I'm glad to see that
you give all the scraps to the cat,
Mrs. Mlggs.
Oh, yes, sir, she replied. Wot I
Beys, Mr. Brown, Is, be kind to the
cats and yer'll find lt saves yer 'art
the washln'-up.
A colored minstrel of Richmond,
Virginia, has invented a whistling
piano, the keyboard of which is arranged on a scale somewhat different
from that of an ordinary piano. It
ls reported to be capable of whistling
tho most dlffcult notes and the Inventor ls confident that his device will
become very popular with his own
race throughout the world.
She had accepted his offer to escort
her home In the rain. I havo been
wondering, he remarked on the way,
whether lt is on account ot my umbrella or my company that I am allowed to come with you? It is neither, she replied, lt ls on account of
my new hat.
Waiting Orders
Mrs. Goodsole—What does your
husband think of the militant suffragists?
Mrs. Vlck-Scun—He doesn't know
what he thinks. 1 haven't told him
This confinement, said tho prison
visitor, mtiBt distress you greatly.
Yes, replied the hu-.iorous convict, 1
find the prison bars grating. Ah, life
to you Is a (allure. Yes, it's nothing
but a sell.
Stranger—What's  the  fight about?
Inhabitant—The fellow on top ls
Tom Hill, who married Widow Strong
and the other's Joel Jenlis, who Introduced him to hor.
Chemist (to crashed assistant)—
Why, when I waa eighteen I managed
my boas's shop by myself, and I took
over thlrty-atx pounds a week; I also
had a business ot my own at twenty-
one. AsslBtant—That would naturally follow. But didn't he miss th*
I cured a horse of the Manga with
I cured a horse, badly torn by a
pitch fork, with MINARD'S LINIMENT.
St. Peter's, C.B.
I cured a horse of a bad swelling
Bathurst, N.B.
Whoever doubts that the newspapers have a mission should enter
a tramcar, and see how useful they
are to the men when a stout lady
with a basket In looking around for
a seat.
Well, Mr. Skinflint, Bald the doctor,
lt Is my pleasant privilege to announcement to you that you are the
father of triplets.
Well—say—here, doctor, don't you
knock off Bomethlng for T'wholesale
order of that sort? asked Mr. Skinflint.
A party of American tourists were
visiting the ancient landmarks of England, and their guide was supplying
them with valuable historical facts.
This tower, he expounded, goes back
to William the- Conqueror. Why,
what's the matter? asked one of the
party; Isn't lt satisfactory.
Ihe Penalty
Otl, papa, asked Gladys, who was
studying her spelling lesson, what la
The wages earned by my pen, replied her father, who waa struggling
to win fame as a poet.
Freed From Bearing Dowa
Paint, Backache and Pain
in Side by Lydia E. Pink-
ham's Compound.
Toronto, Ont-"Last October, I wrote
to you for advice as I was completely run
down, had bearing
down sensation in th*
lower part of bowels, backache, and
pain in the side. I
also suffered terribly
from gas. I took
Lydia E. Pinkham's
and am now entirely
free from pain In
back and bowels and
am stronger in every
way. I recommend Lydia E. Pinkham's
Compound highly to all expectant moth-
era."-Mra. E. Wandby, 92 Logan Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.
Consider Well This Advice.
No woman suffering from any form of
female troubles should lose hope until
she has given Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound a fair trial.
This famous remedy, the medicinal Ingredients of which are derived from native roots and herbs, has for nearly forty
years proved to be a most valuable tonic
and invigorator of the female organism.
Women residing in almost every city
and town in the United States bear
willing testimony to the wonderful
virtue of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
If you bare tlie nlieliie.it doulit
that f-ydla E. IMnklinm'a Vefeta-
ble Compound will help you,-write
to I.vdla I l.rinkluiin Medicine Co.
(confidential) I.ynn, Mess., for advice. Your letter will be opened,
read ond answered by a woman,
•nd bcld in strict confidence.
It Was
There was an explosion ln a powder mill, and the proprietor, who was
away on a pleasure trip, hurried home
to make an Investigation.
How In the world did lt happen? he
asked the foreman of the mill at he
viewed the wreck. Who was to
Well, you see, sir, replied the foreman, It was thla way. Bill went Into the mixing-room, probably thinking
of something.else, and struck a mates
ln mistake. He-
Struck a match, exclaimed the proprietor ln amazement. I shoult hav*
thought that was the last thing on
earth he'd do.
It was, sir, was the calm rejoinder
of the foreman.
Sores Flee Before It.—There are
many who have been afflicted with
sores and have driven them away
with Dr. Thomas' Eclectrlo OH, which
acts like magic. All similarly troubled should lose no time ln applying
this splendid remedy, as there Is nothing like lt to be had. It ls cheap,
but Its power ls ln no way expressed
by Its low prices.
Not Readily Explainable
The old sporting squire wsb giving
a dinner to his friends to mark hit
farewell to the chase.
Being well known for his tales,
voices on all sides asked for his biggest achievement.
As was usual he demurred for a moment, but the expectant assembly persisted.
Well, said he, I remember taking
oft the right ear and the hoot ot one
of the hind feet of a deer with one
shot I
Impossible, exclaimed his guests
with a laugh.' How could you do such
a thing?
For a moment the old squire seemed to have forgotten himself, and he
turned ln his chair to his old butler
John, to whom he always appealed
ln cases ot emergency.
John, do you remember how I did
There was a moment's pause.
Oh, yes sir, said John, perfectly
well. Don't you remember the deer
was scratching Its ear with Its hind
foot when you flred.
Your (IruBpflst wlll refund money If PAZO
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In G to U days.   coe.
A Quick Soluble,
Angrily, moodily, Jack Jenkins, sign
writer, surveyed tho exterior of Nicholas Petroff Scavavollskl's new drapery
emporium. There could be no doubt
that Jenkins was greatly perturbed
over something. Presently his rage
broke all bounds.
The mean, hook-nosed, price-cutting
villian I he yelled. If he doesn't pay
mo I'll—I'll smash every window ln
his shop.
What's the throuble, matey, asked
a passing Irishman.
Trouble! answered poor Jenkins,
trembling with rage. It's thaj villian
Inside the shop that's troubling me.
I've stood on this ladder painting his
name for a week past, in all weathers.
Four chills have I caught, nnd ought
to be ln bed now with Influenza, and
yet the wicked, scamp won't pay me.
Begorra, said Pat, does the thafe
expect ye to work for nothing? And
he walked to tho door and ominously
Burveyed the Interior.
It looks like ltl snarled Jenkins.
Then don't ye do it, cried the Irishman. Let me hould the ladder and
ye take my knife and scrape his nam*
off again.
Stories ot dead men's ghosts are
common enough, but the shade of Mr.
T. P. O'Connor Is probably unique.
Inasmuch as It has been Been whilst
the man himself is, happily, still ln
the land of the living. Twenty years
ago 'T.P.' was called suddenly to
Ireland to his dying mother. At the
time when he was crossing St.
George's Channel his apparition was
seen by Mr. Swift MacNelll and others
occupying his usual place ln the
Mexican Pulque
Pulque Is said to be the cause of
over half of the trouble ln Mexico.
Pulnuo Is something like five cent
American blue-barrel whisky with
Hillings Ironed ln It.
The Premier Lodge of Buffaloes at
Colchester hns presented a silver collar and jewel to Pie Shop, a dog who
has collected a considerable amount
of money In the cause of cb .rlty. The
jewel Is Inscribed: For Pie Shop
being Buch a sticker. Thank the
Lord and praise the vicar, who ls the
owner of the dog.
Mere Temporary
Jeweler—That ring ls only plated,
sir—hardly suitable for au engagement ring.
Customer—Oh, woll, I guess It wlll
lust as long as the engagement wlll.
W25m* *n^ "*** ,0^ foes
wiOsWiurprlKfJ how quickly
it stops the smarting and
wings cue. It covers (he
wound with • layer of pro.
ttethre halm, kills all poison
g«rms tlfody la tbe wound, and
prevents others aolsriag. In rich
he»llcf tn-,,1 essence,thro bold
op from It* bottom, (rah tissues
sat) la a wonderfully short Urns
th* wound bheabdl
, ?■"■■*■• popularity >• **** e* atria
imlltUMiiiir.rvMhcsjrw  B.tura»Ml.
(Mtl»lssvltbl>(.    "ZMS-Bul-ll Itlrtad
attaCT pack.i ol lb. loulm.  B.iusa
. ot*m,S0o.llclrnif!iU ud ttor.t a*
One ffa/f dottle
Earned Him $50
I" Ltaa'i letter.
I %te how one-hall bet<
■tl« ol KcadBlI'i Spavin
vCora etrntil hint JS0,
lTho *hrr ball lithe
Ibottk* nr «■« ■*'■*•
Itvta note. Many tne* 1
IduU a bnalntt* el I
J buy log lam- linvi i.id I
|d*].'t.   Tlifoii.tr Mil at I
a big proi".:.
■HoVe-totVMrhawif   Why not s-t a bottle •!
'Kendall's I
Spavin Cure
U<! U tmir te can rtwe of Curb, Spavie. Sj.Uet,
RingbMt,    Boar   Growth! M .
Umtoeta    Iron     bruliei /
er   ether   f-tuMif     Thou-/
undi el other r-'imen are da*/
Itif li-havt bMti doing It M/
ever 31 year*.    U't the  eld,/
uie, retntdy you cat depend /
en.   Get a botila at out* ud .
haw tauth It wlll aive er i
i.  At dru~
Mil.WiNSf.owt Soothing Syrup hi. bee*
aietUor over SUTY YBARSbv MILLIONS ot
BOTHERS tor their Cllll.nniis WHlUt
ta the best remedy (or DIARRIirEA. It It ab-
tolulely htrmleti. Be sure and ask tor "Mrs,
Winslow's Soothing Syrup." and Ulke SO Other
'"tt.   Twenty-avc cents a bottle.
The Soul of a  Piano  is the
Action.   Iirsist on the
Piano Action
LADIES WANTED—To do worlt at
home; decorating cushion tops; can
make from |3 to $3 per day; pleasant
work. Armour Art Co., DciH. N. 43
Steele Bik.,  Wlnnlpig.
Little Billy could not get to sleep
one night, and so after telling bis
father, his father told him to count
one hundred, and If he was not asleep
at the time that he had finished, to
count another hundred.
A little tlmo after, Billy's father was
walking along tho landing, when ho
heard Billy call out: Father, what
comes after billions?
Kent ls feeling the effect of tho emigrations to Canada, and one correspondent goes so far as to say that In
some villages a young man ls comparatively, a rarity. Hop-growers are
paying nearly twice aa much as ivas
the case last year to encourage skilled
men to remain ln their service and
are keeping them through the .vet
weather for fear they may not return.
When a man says apologetically:
Slay, I have Just one word wiih you
ln private, sir? you may be sure that
one word Is money'
It wfUtiean your hands thoroughly and quickly no matter now soiied tliry
arc and leave them smooth
nr.I soft. Ink, paint, oil or
grc-iae italns, off they come
with Snap,  lid i C« To-dij.
SlTI th« foilMlt-
liif CiMliir Lhtititf, Mnlnil IMP.   IM.AM'KK,  LUMHCntiAllIJ
a la Grace Corsets
Perfect ease and comfort-always the most popular
feature of C.C.a la Graoe Corsets-is more important
than  ever since the present trend of fashion is
towards the natural figure.
(2. Q. a la Grace Corsets
have never sacrificed comfort for fads or extremes
of style. Each model is designed to preserve the
natural poise ot the figure, and give flexibility and
freedom, at the same time meeting fashion's requirements.     Many Models-One that just fits you.
See our Decedo Corsets for Stout Figures.
One trial and you will be convinced.
Simon Leiser & Co.
"The Big Store"
Phone 38
That we have Everything for the Builder and Everything of
the Best, is no idle one.    The fact of our rapidly  increasing
business proves that we possess that most valuable of business
The Satisfied Customer
We have just received a scow load of bricks and a full cargo
of builders' materials  and so can supply your wants at the
shortest notice.     If vou are going* to build drop us a card and
our representative will cull and quote your prices.
We have on hand at all times Door Frames and Window Frames,
also Kiln-Dried Lumber, Mouldings, Sash and Doors, Lath, Plaster,
Lime, Cement, Paints and Oils, Plumbing Supplies, Builders' Hardware, Building Puper, Roofing etc.
Builders Supply Co. Ltd.
BOX J30 wUUK.1 ClNAYj     D.   C PHONE6f,
"Not Be'.ter than the Best-but Better than the Rest."
H. McArthur, principal of the
Cumberland Public School, left
[bySunday's train for his holidays.
Miss Hayes and Miss MeLaugh-
] lin were passengers by Sunday's
train for Vancouver.
July and August are the months
for camping. If you havn't got
a camping outfit get one from
Countenay and Union Bay
celebrated Dominion Day. Special
trains left here at 9-30 on the
morning of the 1st.
William and Effie McFayden
left on Sunday for a two weeks
pleasure trip to Vaucouver.
Although these summer days
are sometimes mighty warm don't
forget you w 11 probably need a
McClary's Sunshine Furnace just
about next winter.
I |wesley willard returned from a
trip to the Salmon River on Wednesday, and left for Victoria on
Friday morning.
W. H. Parks, of the Canadian
Bank of Commerce, left on Sun
day enroute for the Okanagan
country on a two week's vacation.
C. K. B. Mogg has returned
from a trip to the sound cities
and takes up his duties at the
Bank of Commerce.
Did anyone ever suggest to you
how much a few gallons of S. W,
P. would beautify your home?
Try it.   You'll-feel proud.
The Mount Horeb and Courte
nay Orange Lodges will hold their
annual church parade to Grace
Methodist Church tomorrow even
The Crown Theatre and picture
Show at the Cumberland Hall
was able to put up one show only
on Thursday night on account of
the burning out of the fuse,
which was old and worn out by
previous use. The management
of the Crown informs us that
they are having installed two
operating machines and a double
set of wiring. Should one break
down they will have a second to
fall back on.
Chicago is just now feeling
some warm. Better prepare for
a hotter time and get in your
screen doors now. Price $1.50 '0
$2.50 at Tarbell's Hardware.
A quiet and select wedding took
place at No. 8 Townsite, Cumberland, B.C., on Sunday morning,
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.
R, Johnson, when their daughter
Ruth Ann was united in marriage
to John V. Norgren, clerk in the
Cumberland office of the Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. Mr.
and Mrs. Nordgren left by automobile for Union Bay where they
took the steamer for Vancouver
and the sound cities on a two
weeks honeymoon trip.
Those Standard bicycles are
selling well. Tarbell tells us they
are giving the best tervice. If
you can spare -So.00 why walk?
Con.timet) from Huge I.
The I.C.S. representative was
in town this week doing business
with the boys. Pie sees quite a
field opening out ahead of him in
our fast developing town.
The commercial travellers have
been busy supplying the needs of
the large Island Supply Store
this week. Business is certainly
looking up.
The mine is working steady
every day and one can see by the
pleasant smile that everyone is
certainly satisfied with his work
and content with his surroundings.
A very enjoyable supper and
dance was held at the Hotel
Bevan last Saturday night, quite
a   number   taking  it   in.     The
Murphy Orchestra" supplied
the music.
A meeting of the Conservative
Association will be held in the
Conservative Hall on Tnesday
evening. Business of importauce.
Sealed tenders will be received
by the Minister of Lands not later
than noon on the 30th day of July,
1913, for the purchase of Licence
X22, being 4,045,000 feet of timber on land northerly of and adjoining Lot 141, Sayward District,
Cahnish Bay, Discovery Passage,
Valdes Island.
Two years will be allowed for
the removal of the timber.
Particulars of H. R. MacMillan,
Chief Forester, Victoria, B.C.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
CO A Ij mining i iyht a of t he Dominion
iii Muni tuba, SaRk-ttchewHU an i Alberta,
tilt- Yuki'tiT-rri'ory. th«N'-rthwt*st Terri
turfo* twliil a portion cf the Province of
British C'-luinbm, may be leased for a term
uf tweiity-one years »t >-n annual renr-il of
Sl an aore. Not more than 2,600 aortt*
-vi,I lit Iims. d tn one applicant.
Application fnr ■* lease must be made In
be applicant in person to the Agert or sub
Agent of the district iu which the rights
applied for me situated.
In surveyed territory the land must bo
ii,-*i-nhi-(! by sectioim.or lt-gal subdivisions
of seotiotiB, and in unMitvt-yed erritory
i he tract applied for slull be Btaked uut by
thnapp ioaut himself.
IS ten application must be accompanied
hy >if*-e of go which will be refunded if the
t it'll)s I'Pplied fnr art* not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on tht
merchantable output of the mine at the
rate i f live cents per ton.
T.ie person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returnsac-
oub'iny for the full quantity of meroh-
antablecoalmined «nd p*y the royalty
thereon. If tbe c**al miniag rights are
out being operated, such returns shall be
fur ished al letstonce a year.
The lease will iuciude the coal tniiiiti-.
lights only, but thei ssecmay be permitted to put chase whatever available sur
f-ice rig ts may be considered necessary
t rthfW rkhiitt.f he mine at the rate of
$10 00-uo.ce
Fur full information application should
lie made to the Secretary of the Depart-
iietitof the Interior, Ottawa,  or to  any
A-^eiit or Sub Ay-nt ■ fD..minion Lauds.
W   W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of ihe Interior.
N B- Unauthorized publication of this
idvtrti-etuunt will not bj paid for.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the
undersigned, and endorsed "Tender
f>r Doctor's Residence, Digby Inland,
Prince Rupert, BO," will he received at
this office until 4 p.m., on Monday, July
7, 1913, fer the construction of a doctor's
residence, Prince Hupert, B G.
Flans, specifications and form of contract can be seen and forms of tenders
obtained at this department and at the
i ffices of Mr. Win, Henderson, resident
architect, Victoria, BC, at the Public
Wuiks, Canada. District Engineer's office,
Prince Rupert, B C.
Peisoi.B tendeiiiig are not'fiid thai
teudws will iiot.be considered unler-s
made nut ■■ n the p iuted fo ms supplier
■ i.d f-iiiui-d wuh iti* fr actual signatures,
h aiiuisT their <ccupatious aud place of
ren-lenoe. In thee Be of firms, the ac
ui BigiiH urea, the nature of the uc-
cupMttion, Mtn! place of residence of eacl
tu inher if the firm must bo given.
Etch tender must, be accompaned by
nn -iccep'id cinque ona chartered bank,
ptiynble to the < ider of the H. n-*u able
the Minister of Public Works, iqual to
en per ( 10 p.u  ) ot the huh:uut  of the
nder, wl-joh will be fotfeittd if the
person lender ng decline to enter into
■» contract when called upon to do sn, i.r
fall to con.pie t- the oontrao*. If the
U-tidei he Hot accepted the chtquj wilt
i.e. returned
The   Di-pirtinenh does not bird i self
im aceepr the 'invest or any tender.
By otder,
S. eieltny.
Pepattmeni of Public Wmki,
O Uwa,   une 9, 1913.
Newspspera will not be p.id for this
idVer i eiuent if they insert it without
u'li ' t> ffom   he D.partuient.—27394
British Columbia Investments
Farms and
Courtenay, V.I..B.C.
Farmi. and
Special ii< ts
If you me looking for five or ten acres of good IhikI
near Cumberland suitable for truck gardening or poultry
at the tight price on long terms of payment see Mr.
British Columbia Investments Limited.
OP P O 81T E  R AIL W A Y ST A T10 N
First CUss in every respect. Perfect Cuisine
Headquarters for Tourists and Spommen
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
John N. McLeod, Proprietor
When In Cumberland make tho Union your liMidqitartew
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President
General Manager
Assistant General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
This Bank offers unsurpassed facilities to those doing business
with foreign countries. It is specially equipped for the purchase and
sale of Sterling and other Foreign exchange, drafts and Cable Transfers, and for the financing of imports and exports of merchandise.
Commercial credits, Foreign drafts, Money Orders, Travellers*
Cheques and Letters of Credit issued and available in all parts of the
Collections effected promptly at reasonable rates. M
received by the Minister tf Lands
not later.than noon on the 28th
day of July, 1913, for the pur-
chase of Licence No. X74 to cut
3,039,549 feet of timber on Lot
505, Valdes Island, situated Bouth
of Hole in the Wall.
Two years will be allowed fertile removal of this timber.
Particulars of H. R. MacMillan,
Chief Forester, Victoria, B.C.
Dated at Victoria, B. C, June
21st, 1913,
" The Magnet Cash Store "
Phone 31 Cumberland, B.C.
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lalKiR, Player Pianos,
Col u in hi a Gi'itpliK-
phones and Records,
Edison Records mid
The McKinley Edition of Tun CeV t Music
a Specialty,
B. C.
We have all kinds of Silks impor' 'ed direct
from Japan ; Cream, Blue, White,   Pink and
Grey. Price 65c. to $1.25 ^ iff yard.
Pongee Silk, 55c. to $1.50 per > word.
Dunsmuir Avenue. Cumberland, B. ce.


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