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Bargains in every ume.
No, 114
, \NP.  R.C.
TDIlli.W, .ILLY L7, 1913
iibscriptinti priee (1,60 per year
Miss Rubena Bickle, of Ladysmith, arrived by Thursday evening's train.
Wilson 11. Dunn, accoipparied
by his daughter, left by Saturday
night's boat on a visit to Vancouver, returning home by Thursday's
P. P. Harrison, of Cumberland,
has sold his car and purchased a
new "ChalmersS6" five passenger touring car.
We expect the Cily Council
will on Monday evening next give
us some information as to when
the new sidewalk will be commenced.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Willaid
returned home on Saturday evening last from their honeymoon
Mr and Mrs Thos E. Banks returned last Saturday night from
their trip to Vancouver and the
sound city.
Police Court News.
Pii.s-.cd Racent McGill Exams.
The Rev B.C. Freeman has returned frcm his northern trip
and will hold service in GraceI
Methodist  church   next Sunday'
morning and  evening,  Sunday i         „         ,   ,              ,       ,.   ,,    ,, .....   ,,    •   , ,.
ci    i            i •   ii     ha            court. Constable Thorn nson chare- '» the McGt    Matrculation
School as usual in the afternoon. I   -'^     * llJSUm8i'i    	
J.A. Russel, Barrister of Vancouver;  vir'tcd   Cumberland on
Monday morning last seviralj Eva Gladys Bickle of Cumber-
cases came up before Police M.;g- j land is among the British Colum-
! islrate Abrams in thecity police, biastudet.ts who were successful
Peter   Dougherty with being'1 agination held last month for en-
drunk and obstructing traffic this [trance to the McGill University
xing the second offence  during
Thursday last, became from Nan-' the month of July, he was fifed
$25.00 or in default three months
with hard labor.
aimo by automobile and returned
the same d'ty
Tlte Boanl of Trade is doing
good work.   The'results of their
Ah Loe, Ah   Bee and Ah Hem
were charged by Constable Han-
fabors will be seen and known at nay wjth having opium in their
aateraate. possession and smoking the same
The Benefit Concert which was | they were found guilty and find
held in tbe City Hall last Monday
n ight proved to be a great suceeps,
the crowd being so great that
many were unable to gcin admittance, The concert wrs given
by local talent for the pin pose of
raising funds to help to pay t^e
expences of the Cumberland
Junior Football Team, they having expressed a desire to play a
return game with Nanaimo Juniors on Labor Day. The boys feel
proud and wishe to thank the
public for their kind assistance
and support.
Sidewalk Assessment Notice.
The>Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of Cumberland have bcen petitioned that if is desirable to construct a
cement sidewalk from 1st to Oth Streets, on both sides of Dunsmuir
Ave., and that all the said work shall be carried out under the provisions of the "Local Improvement Act." the City Engineer and
Assessor having reported to the Council upon each and every part
of said works of local improvement, giving statement showing the
amount chargeable in each case against the various portions of real
property to be benefitted by the said works, and the reports of the
City Engineer and Assessor aforesaid have been adopted by the
Xilllli' ef Owner.
R. Grant & Co	
Campbell Bros.	
J. N. McLeod-."!.
W. 0. Harrison	
D. Kilpatrick	
F. Dallos 	
C. H. Tarbell"."."'I!
F. Scavardo 	
Jos. McPhee	
A. H. Peacey	
Victor Bonora	
S. Leiser & Co.	
T. D. McLean	
P, Dunne	
T. Edwards	
E. C. Emde	
T. E. Banks	
Eliza Banks	
Fred Richardson...
George Richardson
D. Thomson _
H. Martin estate .
Canadian Collieries
S. Davis, jr	
F. Dallos  ...
W. Gleason	
Mrs. W Beveridge
R. S. Robertson
S. Leiser & Co. ...
Mrs. D. Piket ....
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$ 5.00 each or in default two
months hard labor. J.A. Eussel
B rrister appeared for the defendants Chinamen.
Wong Young pleaeded guilty
to smoking opium at China Town
he was fined $15.00 and costs.
A resident of No. Five Jap
Town was charged by Provincial
Constable Hannay with running
a gambling house. He pleaded
guilty and was fined $50 and costs
or 60 days hard labor.
John Maligi pleaded guilty to
looking on and gambling in the
same house ar.d was fined $-5 and
Henry Drucsick, Tex Foster
and A. Harper were charged
with the same offence and fined
hich is taken as a leaving Examination in thc high school.
Mr. Patmore, who had been a
resident of this district forseveral
years and resided on the Courtenay Road, died on Tuesday last.
The funeral took place Thursday
from the residence of Mrs, Henry-
The ofiieers ar.d members of
Benevolence Lodge No 14 K. of P.
also the Pythian Sisters of Benevolence Temple No 9 are requested to meet at the K. of P. Hall
on Sunday evening at 6.80 for
the purpose of attending divine
service at Grace Methodist
church and to celebrate Mem
orial Day.
Distressing Accident
At Electric Power Plant
G. H. Aston, Accidentally Shot by J. C. Hat lacker at the Powtr
Plant on Sunday Morning, Finally Succumbs at 1 o'clock
in the Afternoon of Same Day.
The City of Cumberland and
dirtrict were aroused to the sad
and lamentable news last Sunday
morning that George Herbert
Aston had been accidentally shot
by J. C. Harlacke, engineer at
tha power plant of the Cumberland Electric Lighting Company.
The sad news spread throughout
ths city and district with great
rapidity.' Upon further inquiry-
It was found that Bert Aston, an
he was commonly known, had
left the Star Cafe late Saturday
night in company with some of
his friends and proceeded to the
power plant, which is situated at
the lower end of China town. It
appears that Harlacke had expected Bert Aston down to visit
him earlier in the eveninr,' they
being personal friends and were
Great Reforms Made Possible
Londor, July 22. — Premier Asquith, in a speeh at Thornton-.'continually in one another's com
hough, Cheshire, Saturday said 1 pany whenever opportunity af-
that when the country, aftej- a forded. Upon Aston's arrival a!
truce of twelve months caused *3 power plant, where Harlackt
, , „ ,,. „, , ! is employed, he questioned Ben
bythe death of King Edward, j... g ^^ &m] f.mj|iiil. w y
declared itself   in favor of the
asiung him what made him so
$'.'5 each and costs, or in default j parliament bill, it was with the |ia<e. Bert replied that he wis
sixty days. knowledge   that   the   measure! ktpt up town by friends a little
would be used first to carry Home j later than he expected to be but
Rule for Ireland, religious equality in Wales and the simplification
of the franchise.
Referring to the repeated reports that the cabinet was divided on certain questions, the prime
minister said that never did a
leader enjoy a degree of loyal and
affectionate co-operation from his
colleagues or more strenuous support from his followers.
This support had been in the
nature of a combination of forces
having a mutual understanding
and had resulted in the complete
banishment by every member,
of everything pretaining to self-
ambition or individual fancies, in
order to engage in the pursuit of
common good. These had beer,
the features of his support co-
In conclusion the Premier said
that it had been in this manner
that all great  causes
home to victory.
Government Report.
Mr. H. Upton, of the poultry
branch of the department of agriculture, has just returned trom
a visit to the Courtenay and Comox district and reports a very successful season among the poultry-
men there. The Cumberland
market will make yearly contracts
for eggs at 50c a dozen, and shorter periods the price varies from
30 cents to 60 cents. At the present th.e local supply is in no position to supply the market demands. The land is good soil and
the prospects for settlers excellent
when once the timber is cleared.
It is hoped to form a creamery
association in 'Jie district this fall.
The Nanairao poultry ranches
have also done exceedingly well
tnis season and the Cowichan Cooperative Fattening station at
Luncan is now handling 7,50o
birds, with room for 1000 more,
Col otiist.'
Shot His Brother's Head Off.
Altona, Pendsylvania, July 22,
While alone in their home, Sat
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196 90 I a miner's son, had his head blown
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wns sorry if he had kept him
waiting. Whereupon Harlacke
stepped to one side and drew a
revolver from a sack near by
when, jokingly and in a friendly
wry, he pointed the revolver at
Aston. Realizing that there were
shells in the revolver he turned
around and extracted the magazine, then, thinking the revolver
was empty, he again pointed it
at Aston in the same friendly
way as before, when to his
astonishment the shot was fired
that killed Bert Aston, the bullet
sti iking him in the forehead.
Harlacke seeing in an instant the
mistake he had made rushed out
of  the  room  screaming.     His
Rev. James Hood, "delivered an
impressive funeral service to .1
crowded church, the eyes of th j
vast majority being, dimmed wit t
tears. After the service the
Cumberland City Band, dressed
11 white with bla^k ribbon, lu ated the funeral procession, then
followed the members of Mour.1;
Horeb L. O. L. 1676, also th 0
Orange Young Britons, of whicli
the deceased was a membet,
while sorrowful friends followed
the sad Cortege behind to the
last resting place in the Cumbei-
land cemetery.
Coroner James Abrams held t.n
inquest to enquire into the
death of George Herbert Aston
last Monday afternoon, after
hearing the evidence of the witnesses presented they handed the
coroner the following verdict.
We the undersigned jurymen
empanelled to enquire into the
leath of G.H. A3ton do hereby
find by evidence produced that
he was killed by a shot accithnt-
i.'ly fired by J.C. Harlacker and
it is the opinion of this jury that
when he J.C Harlacker detached
the magazine from the rt volve-
that he was of the firm opinion
the said revolver was empty, we
therefore bring in a verdict 01
accidental death. The jury recommends that no person should
be allowed to carry fire arms of
any description unless examined
to their fitness to carry same and
have a licence.
W.A. Wagenhauser Foreman
Thomas Rickson
Alex Campbell
Thornes Bannerman
A.Gi Slaughter
Peter Acton.
Not Afraid of Empire
london; July 22:- At the
off with a shot gun in the hands
of his brother George, aged hte.
They   were   playing   "William
Tell" with a baseball for a apple,
but they did not know the  gun
was loaded,   The shot   brought
neighbors to the house, and wliur,
they arrived  they found George
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itifi on 1    Always   keep   in   mind  thau
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companions that  were on  the Commerce banquet
scene  with him   bandaged  his ■
wound as best they could and t0 the R|£ht Hon. R. L. Borden
telephoned for Dr. McMaughton, under, the" auspices of Lord Des-
wi.o arrived in a short time by borough, in responding to the
an automobile, dressed the wound - toagt| ..0ui. Quests," the Canitd-
andhad Aston conveyed in theL    j^^, ^^ that
same automobile to the  Union! ...
j     ,  n-. • 1   u ;^„i  i.,ua.._ Un '< had   been  received   in   a   most
land District Hospital, where ne
1 died from the effects some hours, friendly spirit, and they had ev-
had been I later, ery reason to believe some good
George   Herbert   Aston   wasI results frofn their mission would
Prior to leaving Dublin, Prom-, horn at Dean Forest, Gloucester- follow.   The people of these is-
iet* Asquith said  that the Irish shire, England, twenty-one years lands, along with the Dominions
Nationalists were quiet and also ago,   he  came to Cumberland \overfm_ were not ^^ of lhe
consistent regaring the.imperial ebout two years aK°^°Pened responsibility of empire, however
.,    „    .   ..    .... . up 111 business as a jeweller, do- '
unity and loyalty   to the United I iW mph ,m extensive business| £«**•   "wo great races m Can-
jug such
Kingdom.   He characterized Ul- that he had completed arrange-1 ada were working side by side in
sters attitude as unreasonable and ments    for  nmre   commodious the task of developing that vast
d said he did  not think  that quarters in the Scavardo Block, |cou'ntry,   His Majesty had   no
safe and show cases . .
for the new premises when the Dominion than those
there was any prospect of a civil I and hadI already ordered a large ^
' safe and show cases anu siock
Minorities had a  perfect right
to their own susceptibilities and
of French
sail accident happened. Bert had descent. The two races were
a familiar way all his own, was conscious of the responsibility of
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jcted and admiral by all with ,,](, heritaffe ja,posetj upon them
in contact. When
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in the Dominion,   and  were  endowed with a sense of unity and
Notice is hereby given that the said reports are open for inspection at the office of the City Assessor, Dunsmuir Ave., and that
unless a petition against any proposed work of local improvement
above mentioned, signed by a majority of the owners of the land
atiti, real property to be assessed for such Improvement and representing at least one-half In value of the said land or real property,
is presented within twelve days from the date of the first publication of this notice, the Council will proceed with the proposed improvements upon such terms and conditions as to the payment of
the cost of such improvement as the Council may by by-law in that
behalf regulate and determine. A. McKINNON, City Clerk.
Cumberland, B.C., July 12th, 1912.
196 90 I community recoils  with greater j theless, he added, the judgement1 whom he came
196 90 10|. kss force upon y0U1'8e]];-,   and 10f the British people would never: approaching    his    countenance
thati» every benefit that, follows j tolerate , minority  endeavoring would f^J^^ir-l responsibility equal to the main-
a boost you always have a share, a.,,^,..,^   a  „,.eat   national sml1 .inerius «
If we would exp -rd and prosper   l"   fl ustl "te   a E ! ever he went, and vas an esteem-, tenance oi the great empire.  He
we must work   together  for the I settlement in which the govern- e(J member of Qrace Metht'd.st Was keenly alive to the import-
common good. I ment had the sympthy of all the, Church choir. The remains were mK of stcams,. ;p ,jue am| cab,e
The opportunities that are to I dominions. [removed to Bank's undertaking communjc^tion
be presented to the residents of
Cumberland should appeal to
every citzen   and  vet there are
Home Rule, according to Mr.
Asquith, was the first step in im-
Lord Emmott suggested that
FOR   SALE- Standard
mare three and a   half years old
including a  rub!) ar tyre Buggy
and harness.   At reasonable price
parlors and lay there till Tuesday ,
afternoon when the funeral took
The   beautiful   casket, they should have an imperial par-
.     •   covered with flowers from sorrow- liament devoted to imperial af-
j doubt  the only  solution ot this   ^ ^^ m ^^ sll()ulde,. fajrg .m(] smdler pa,]iarm,nlsde.
Bred most important problem. j high to Grace .Methodist Church voted to lota,. affair8i   If U]ev
some who always have a hammer Perial re-organization and was no l'1-1'1'
landplacedinunediat^inlVonthadan   .^.^  ^^ |t
, of the rostrum.    In the absent'-
For Sale:- -Five mules.   Apply f the Pii,l0,.   I;,v. r. C. Free- U0U|J "I)en thr door totheco-op-
for further infer nation enquire1^ McFayden, Cumberland. man the Presbyterian minister, eratlon of the Dominions,
at the Cumberlaf .d Hotel. '
4 1-2
u Nerv line" Cures
Aad Here is tho Proof—A Solemn Statement  From  a  Four-Years'   Cripple,
Wno says   'Nerviline'' Did It
■'If 1 bad Ured through my sufferings
■nother yenr it. would havo beou a mir-
aele." Thia la tha opening Bontonce of
the declaration made by Mr. J. Eceles
Squires, mombor of ono of the boat*
knows families for twenty miloa round
Sj<1jii'v. "My bands were drawn out of
lupfii evon my fingers were gnarled
**.l orookod—my lamoness, atiffnosa ami
liability to got about all showed the
karoo Rheumatism madt1 with in)
health. The blessing
nf it ail in that 1 have
hoard of Nervilino,
and now I am able
to toll aud advise
others how they
uiay get well, too.
My system wus bo woakonod thai 1 had
'- build u|i with a good tiorilc, su I took
Porftzone nt meata. But I never stop-
pi tl rubbing on Nerviline—it. had n ma-
gia infiueuee on m\ still', painful joints,
'and bottlo after buttle was rubbed ou
iIia painful pnrta.    Nerviline curod me.
f nm well to-day—havo I a woll for
i ■:. years.
Vna can also enro rheumatism, lumbago, seiatica, neuralgia or nny pain or
stiffness in the muscles or points—to do
ho use Nerviline. Don't lot yonr drug-
jji.-.t substitute. Oot Nerviline only,
lu two sizes 50c. and 25c. Sold everywhere, i.r The Catarrhozono Co., Kings-
ton, Ont.
I IKE tencher of nne of the classes in
a school in the suburbs of Cleveland bad been training lier pupila
ii anticipation of a visit from the
sakool commissioner," said Oeorge S.
Wells, of Pittsburg, in tho Phlladolphia
R-ecord, "At last ho came and the
classes were called out to show their at-
"The arithmetic class was the first
called, and iti order to make a gnod impression the teacher put the first question to Johnny Smith, the star pupil.
"•Johnny, if coal is selling at $0
■4 ton and you pay the conl dealer $24
how many tons of coal will he bring
" 'Tl.rec,' was the prompt reply from
J oli nny.
■ * Tin* teacher, much embarrassed,
wii I: 'Why, Johnny, that isn't right.'
" 'Oh, 1 know it aiu't, but thoy do
it, anyhow.' ''
ONIONS, strange as it may seem,
eome of nn aristocratic family,
from the stock of which have
Ryrmijx many notable scions and lovely
•OVJiodU. The bumble onion is own
cousin to tho Btately lily, whether the
arum or the lovely Lenten lilv. the I ity-
•Mke-vnlley. all these being of the
gn*it liliaceous raeo.
Tlii1 onion hns other notable connoe-
tienii, lt is also cousin to the daffodil,
or narcissus; nnd it is even allied to
the gigantic dragon-treo of Toneriffe,
which bears little traue of tho seeming
frail lily.
Thu*, tt is plain, tin1 onion is of jllus-
trinna origin, fhough to tho ordinary
observer there is nothing classical or
romantic nbout it.
Mutton fnt is an excellent remedy
ter nhapped hnnds, Melt and rub into
frit*1 v!(in nfter wnshing in warm wnter.
Intend Of keeping parsley in water,
whieh turns it yellow, put it in an airtight jar in a' cool pluce. This will
ki"4-|] it rrcsb for some time.
• .    'Pa
Hut Reminds Ne
""Tho name
ta remember |
when you need a remedy
Dr. NartePs Female Pills
■••:.!   int]  rgoommandart   tor  i r*n'a  _\\
umi , ! lolanttfl i |   nr ,!.,■ i rcmmlj ol |>rov«i
forth,   y'l'f r.'-ii'i iroin th«*1r nn %r*s quick aud
■ I . .   V , i :   l> i.i ili in -i irea.
Hair-Dyeing Combs
(Iftr ii .-< (ii ■■ . ■■ il .t i'i h.i r b. -mi"', onmblnjr,
rtt tt :-. ■■ llllll! ■ Mn- ft alp Till* - Ilio uui, ]ir.l,
ti',- i ,i .-.,.■Li.-t wij nfailorin/thehtir. Glean
harmtcw, i-i iut fnr years. All sliadw. Kor Iur-
Uur particular*, write to
L. M -arck. Importer 270 W. 131st St.. Hew York
Don't Cut Ou
i a Goitre, Cy*t. or Wen. for
—* *>. f) Tftmnto St.. Bpriftffieloi Mail
..TJl.tXS. Mi'.. flimlrrnt.ftiiiK-ltin  tirfl.h
r-it-ln I  li)   Hlillh   lilll.l.  ft  **\ \U   M< .  lHrinl|.r*
llKIVU.   IHIMi   .V   I III MUU, HI.,  »innt)..f AV.lt
i,<i  I   i.il-U. -ir.  tim,:,.  n,„ 1,1,1.  Vincuui.r.
p HABUS8 K. Bigolow, the come-
\J dian. is almost as bald aa he
could be. One day at tiie Lambs
Club he said to the barber, "I am in a
great hurry. Can't yon eut my huir
wilh my eollar oaf "
"Sure, 1 eun," said the barber. "1
can eut it with your hat on,"
'lllll1; descriptive reporter of a certain
1 dally paper in describing the turning of a dog out of court by order
of tbo bench detailed the occurence
aa follows: ' The ejected canine as he
was ignominiously dragged from the
room east a glance at the judge t'or the
purpose ot lieing able to identify him
at some future time."
TIIK summer boarder  wished  to uir
his knowledge
" Whieh is oorrootj" Ue asked,
"to speak ol a sitting hen i-r a setting
hen. ■'
"1 don't know," replied tho farmer's
wife, "nnd what's more 1 don't care.
But there's one thing I would like to
know' wnen a hen cackles, hns she been
laj ing, or is she lying.
Wll EN Keiieloii was nlnumor to
Louis MV, his majesty wus astonished lo lind one Sunday, instead of tho usual crowded congregation, only Iiim sell' and the priest.
"What is the meaning of this?" said
the kiug. "1 caused it to bo given
out," replied the prelate, "tlmt your
majesty did not attend chapel today,
lhat yon might see who it was that came
here to worship God, and who to (latter
the king,''
'111IK now maid seemed eminently Bat-
JL isi'aetory, but the mistress of the
house thought a few words of advico would be just as well. "And remember," she concluded, "that X expect
you to be very reticent about wlmt you
hear when you are waiting at table,"
"Certainly, madam, certainly," replied
the treasure. But then her face lit up
with nn innocent curiosity, " Muy 1
ask, madam, if thero will bo mueh to bo
reticent about1?"
OX the departure of the Bishop of
Xew Zealand for his diocese Sidney Smith recommended him to
hnve regard to the minor as well as the
more grave duties of his station—to
be given to hospitality—and in order to
meet the taste of hia native guests,
never to be without a smoked little boy
iu the baeon-rack and a eold clergyman
on the sideboard. "And as for myself,
my lord," he concluded, "all I caa sav
is lliat wheu your parishioners do cat
you 1 sincerely hope you may disagree
with them."
THK proposed appointment of a coal
oflicer for the London county council recalls the experience of a canvasser who was doing the best to win
over a lady to the interest of the progressive candidate. Among other good
works of the council in the cause of the
people he mentioned the protection it
gave to purchasers of coal by appointing inspectors to see that just weight
was given by the street venders, "And
well I know it," screamed the lady,
"they have ruined my poor father!"
who had been a coal merchant.
BAKXKV OLDFIKLI), at. the dinner
In honor of his victory over Jack
Johnson at Sheopshend Bay, told
a number of automobile stories.
"But my best story," saitl the famous raeer. "is about a taxicab chauffeur. This chap was discharged for
reckless driving, and so became u motor-
man ou a trolley Hue.
"As he was grumbling over his fallen
fortunes, a friend saitl: 'Oil what's the
matter with you? Can't you run over
people just ns much as evert' 'Yes,'
the ex-chauffeur replied, 'but formerly
1   conld  pick  and choose.' "
(Till-; senior major was giving the bon-
I     I'fil of his advice and experience to
a youthful "sub."
"See here," he exclaimed. "This is
yonr tirst dinner, and—well, go easy
vith the decanter, my boy, Remember
esprit do corps and—cr—and all that
sort of thing. Here's a good tip. See
hose silver candlesticks there? When
you can seo four instend of two—why,
rlear out—go homo,   Sec."
"Perfectly, and thanks awfully." roplled tin' young ofllcor,   "Bnt don't yon
think yon hml better go home at onee?
There is only one candlestick."
IIW'O wonron camo before a certain
magistrate with a fat pullet, each
declaring that it belonged to her-
-elf. The magistrate from his high seat
frowned heavily on the lirst woman.
"M.-es this pullet belong to Mrs.
JoucsT" he osked hor. "No, indeed,
ii don'l sir, ' site replied. Then he
turned to the ot Imt womnn. "Does this
Millet    belong   lo    Mrs.   Smith!"      "II
certainly doos not," sho replied. "The
pullet, the magistrate ihen decreed,
"doea not belong to Mrs. Jones n&T does
il belong to Mrs. Smith. The pullet is
nine, Take it round to the house ami
givo it to my cook,"
lollX KKNDI.HK BANCS, the uuil thor. wns asked by n friend whether he thought his forthcoming
novel would bo n success.
"Thnt's n dillicult mutter to determine," wus the reply. "It depends upon how it will please the public. Vou
'mow writers cnn't always tell just
how their works Btrike their renders.
I-'or instunco once 1 published o book of
noonis and sent copies lo my friends.
Shortly afterward 1 met u young lady
who nud r •celved one, and asked her
how she liked my verses. 'Oh, they are
inst whnt I wnnled! Why, I couldn't
sleep until I rend them.' "
Brni) DODDINGTON wns very loth
nrgic. Palling asleep one tiny
nfter dinner with Sir Richard
Temple nnd Lord Cobham, the hitter reproached Doddrington with liis drowsi-
noHs, Doddington dented having boen
asleep, and to prove he hud not offofod
t',   repeat   nil .Lord   Cobham   had   1 t
saying, Cobham challenged him to dt
so. Doddington repeated a story, a'm
Lord Cobham owned he had boen tell
Ing it. "Woll," snid Doddington
"and yet 1 went to sleep because
knew that, nbout this lime of the du;
you would tell this story."
A Condition Involving Both Liver and
Stomach That was Quickly Cured
hy Dr. Hamilton's Pills
"The <loctors told mo my sickness was
caused by complications of tho stomach
and liver," writes Mrs. E. P. Four-
mine, well known in Willinmsport.
"Tho least little error in eating would
cause nausea, and after a time actual
vomiting was easily excited. I grew
very thin, pale, with dark lines under
the eyes; my strength so failed that
even light housework quite exhausted
me. Of course, witn a large family, 1
eould not afford u doctor all the time,
ami when in deepest despair, 1 tried Br.
Hamilton's Bills. From the very first
they acted wonderfully aud 1 experienced a desire for food aud ute my meals
with a relish. After a whilo my system
became quite regular, and that horrid
sick feiding ouly came now and again.
This made me persevere, und it wus n
gootl thing 1 did so, becnuse thc continuation of Dr, Hamilton's Bills wns
the menus of giving me iny health again,
und I am now the huppiest woman I
Every porson with Btomach trouble
can be cured with Ur. Hamilton's Bills
—refuse nny substitute. At nil dealers,
or the Catarrhozono Co., Kingston, Out.
^[OMEHSET MAUGHAM, the popu-
O lar English playwright, was shown
liy a reporter, during his recent
visit to Xew Vork, a rather harsh criticism of his work,
.Mr. Maugham, with a smile, took ont
his pocketbook and begnn to rend off to
the reporter the "runs" of his famous
" 'Mrs. Dot.' 421 nights; "Smith/
217 nights; 'Penelope,'399 nights."
So he read on till he had completed
the long list of his successes. Then he
"When the author of this article hns
written plays with runs like those, I'll
believe his criticism. Till then I prefer
to believe in the public and the hox
oflice. This isn't a question of words;
it's a question of figures."
EDWIN MARKI1AM, the famous author ot "Tho Man With tho
Hoo," is a bitter opponent of child
labor. Discusing the effort that ho is
making toward the reform of child labor laws, Mr. Murkham said recently:
"I would abolish too, the contemptibly unjust system of fines. What right
has an employer to flno a hand au hour's
pny for five minutes lateness? What
right hns he, because the hnnd has damaged some goods two cent's worth, to
line him a dime?"
Mr. Markham, after a moment's
pause smiled.
" I wish to goodness," he said, "that
every victim of tho despicable tine system had the same story to tell as an
actor 1 heurd of yesterday,
"This actor worked under a malinger who was a great finer. For a bail
makeup, for lateness, for noise in the
wings, for a hundred tilings the players were bilked from a quarter to $2.
*    »    #
LOUIS XIV. wus exceedingly molested by the solicitations of a, goncral
officer of the levee, and cried out,
loud enough to bo overheard. "That
gentleman is the most troublesome oflicer in the whole army." "Your Majesty's enemies huvo said the same thing
more thnn once," was the answer. Vol-
tttire, in speaking of the effect of epithets in weakening style, saiil that the
adjectives were the greatest enemies of
the substantives, though they agreed
iu gender, in number, and in cases.
A gentlemuii at Paris, who lived very
unhappily with his wife, used, for twenty years together, to pass his evenings
t the house of another lady, who was
very agreeable and drew together a
pleasant society. INs wife died and his
friends all advised him to marry the
ludy in whose society ho had found so
much pleasure. lie snid no, he certainly
Bhould not, for that, if he married hor,
he should not know where to spend his
TOURISTS nre always telling funny
stories about their experiences at
seashore or mountains—funny in
the telling, whntever they might hnve
been in tlie happening. Perhaps, in the
communities where they spent the summer, the inhabitants may be telling us
funny things about them.
"I tried to buy a horso lust summer,'' snid one city mnu to another.
"It was iu a smnll village on Cape
Cod, au old down-Bust fishing village.
Wnn ted one that the missus nml the
kills could drive safe, you know, and
just alive enough to wnlk. So F looked
at nn old nng that one of the people
up there had  for salo.
"He was surely old-looking enough,
dejected and weak-kneed, but the follow wanted $05 for him. I offered him
(.{10—! dou't know why—don't usk me.
The mnn wouldn't take it. Said it was
worth more thuu that.
"I told him. 'See what a miserable
old thing he is! lie isn't worth anv
" 'Thnt horse,' said the old country*
■enn. 'Tnat animal! Why, there's nothing the matter with that horse. Ile
can Iio down nnd lie can get up ull by
himself.' But I thought that wasn't
n commendation enough, so I didn't buy
The Horseman
'It.' a
■is do
localise of its amplitude we except
lie genernl topic of breeding, there
i no other subject which hus to do
tho hui ness horse that commands
t tent ion of horsemen everywhere
es that of shoeing and gaiting the
• subject of breeding is a purely
mic one, nnd beyond a few breed*
xioms, imparts uo specific or de-
Do It NOW.—Disorders of the digestive apparatus should bo dealt with at
onee before complications arise that
•nny uo dinieult to cope with. The
surest remedy to this end nnd one that
'h within the reach of all, is Bnrmelee's
Vegetable I'ills, thc best laxative und
-.'tintive on tlic market. Do nol dehiy,
hut try thom now. One trial will convince anyone that they are the best
stomach regulator that can be got.
finite knowledge, its chief vnlue residing in the helpfulness and instructive-
iiess that an Interchange of ideas nlwnys gives—it therefore cannot appeal
lo the minds of those outside the stud-
ent body in the snme manner and do-
giee us tloes the latter.
The art of shoeing and gaiting, it
true, has not yet been lifted out of
• reulm of experimentation aud baling is n long wny from what might
be termed an absolute science, yet thoro
re certain principles of applying weight
r proporly plnced devices on the shoe
if a liorse that both remedy faults and
tfeet desired changes. Trainers are con-
routed every duy with uew problems,
equiring their thought and nttoution,
thus new ideas are evolved and these
uccossive additions huve given us our
irosont system of shoeing. Thero aro
iiany men well posted in this branch
if the racing business who believe it
will never be lifted from its present empiricism. 1 quote from n recent issuo
of a contemporary the words of a stu-
lent whose views nre entitled to notice:
"Shoeing is not and never cun be mado
a science; the wisest of trainers uud the
host of trainers must experiment in order to determine just whut each pupil
needs to hung him or hor up." We
do mt incline to this view; tho renson
nil effort to place it upon a scientific
haBis hus so signally failed is the fact
that it has always lacked a backbone,
i.e., that something nround which anything is built, to sustain und support
the disjointed fragments of (shoeing)
knowledge wdiich men have been adding
for years, nnd until such a theory is
advanced this brunch of horse training
mist remain in its present hypothetical
We have spent much time over Mr.
Rudolph Jordan's "Gait of tho American Trotter and Pacer." and wo opine
tuore h'us been nothing written In lute
yeurs which is so brand new and sheds
so mueh liglit on this subject. Thero
is no doubt that it was becnuse of the
apparent lack of any principle or theory
by wliich trainers could be guided in
their work of balancing that prompted
Mr. Jordan's book, seeing the need of
a method by which faults of action und
extension could be detected and then
remedied by a definite method of procedure.
The foundation upon which the pres
ent system is built is observation and
precedent, We wish to show that both
observation and precedent are iusufli-
ient, first, because the eye is altogether
ton unreliable to detect the euuse of
faulty action in a moving horse; secondly, we are dealing with a machine
no two of whicli are built exactly alike,
ml precedent is therefore rendered tentative. I know of no belter instance
to support my first contention than the
ne furnished by Sonoma Girl, 2.04Vi.
When Mr. Springer brought her from
the (.'oust in 1907 she was shod in front
with rolling motion shoes; plain shoes
wero turned, then rusped off at the top,
giving the shoe the nppearance of ono
very mueh worn; this made possible the
quick breakover her low action demanded, .lust how this stylo of footwear
suited her, her early races down the
big line that year will show, nnd those
of us who are familiar with that cam-
paign will not soon forget the impression she mnde ns she fought it out week
by week with her rival, Highball.
She hud been racing some few weeks
when Mr. Geers, who hnd heen an ob-
rvor of her wny of going, suggested
the use of n grub toe, the style of shoe
Highball wns then wearing. Acting on
this suggestion, the Girl was filled up
on thnt way.
Thc result every trainer who followed the Grand Circuit that year knows;
she forgot in a few days nil she ever
knew nbout trotting, und wheu her old
footwear was again tacked on she immediately recovered her speed, I do
not wish to arrogate to myself any superior knowledge of the principles and
prhctico of shoeing, uud feel sure my
remarks will not be so construed; but
we must remember Highball was a high
going, bobl-gaited trotter; he needed the
grub. The Girl was a low-going mare
nnd needed the break-over, and yet this
docs not mean thut nil high going horses
need the grnu or all lew-going ones the
break-over. I cun adduce ten proofs in
celi'brnted horses that will disprove any
rule laid down regnrding these two
Under tho present conditions hours
are spent working on the caso of a
fnulty-gnitod horse; the trainer knows
his pupil is not going right, but exuetly
where the fault lies he cannot determine; so lie resorts to experiment, tnkes
the horse to n shoer. nnd orders a certnin kind of footWear; after allowing
the animal sufficient time to adjust itself to the chnnge, finds there is still
something lucking, and off he goes to
the shoer again, this continuing until a
remedy is found. A grent denl of valuable time is thus consumed, and when
the corrective menus ure nt Inst discovered there has been nothing definite
nddod to the art of shoeing and training; he bus simply overcome the ob-
slucle in the way of an individual and
hns no (Tunrantoe thnt Ihe snme menus
will correct another horse with similar
be nnother such horse, nlthough I huve
never hnd the pleasure of either seeing
him  pace nr examining his footwear.
The foregoing renmrks und those to
follow do not imply nny lack of skill
ou lhe pnrt of shoer or ability of trainer. They nre intended to point out the
necessity of a more precise method liy
which faults can be detected nml remedied.
Some horses go well iu uny kind of
footwear, e.g., The Kel, who glides over
the ground in such un oily, light wny
thnt he scarcely touches term (Irma at
all. An examination of the ground he
passes over proves tho contact liglit,
equal and distinct, while his shoe, even
to the delicate grub, shows no wear
whntever.    lledgewood Boy I believe to
The method we wish to suggest is
found in Mr. Jordun's book; the simplicity of the scheme should appeal to all
horsemen. It is thut the horse himself
should act the role of diagnostician, furnishing US with n chart of his own excesses nnd deficiencies.
Trotting the horse over a specially
prepared piece of ground will ono day
become embraced in the curriculum of
overv breeding establishment in the
country—whoro the kindergarten clasSot
are givon their oarliest work. As they
uro driven over a specially prepared
course, tho oxuet footprints aro recorded, showing every variation in the
swing of the limbs.'
If the gait of the colt or horso be
perfect it will mean that the record will
show the distance between each foot
and its mate of equal distance, while
the shoo impression on the ground will
be light, eveu and distinct; if this eoii-
ditiou does not obtain, iff- the strido be
exeessivo or deficient iu any particular
leg, it wiii bo Immediately revealed by
the use of the tape line, while the wav
a shoo impresses tho ground, whetheV
heuvy at tho ton or heel, will poiut at
once to the fault. Thus a trainer will
be able to discover in a few hours > hat
he has hitherto spent many days trying
to ascertain.
I'he simplicity of tho scheme recommends it strongly to our mind. After
a liorse hns pnssed over such a piece of
ground, a clerk with paper, pencil'iind
tape line cnu iu a short time givo a
shoer n chart showing his findings or
communicate with him orally. Bet lis
say, for example, a certain liorse strides
one-hull' un inch further with his off
hind leg thnn with its opposite mate.
The shoer at once knows ull this particular horse needs is a shoe or an altered fool angle to shorten tho stride of
thnt leg, or lengthen the stride of its
congener as to the exigencies of the
case or the judgment of the trainer
deems best. I spom. from the vuutnge
ground of u practical horseshoor, one
who has tested many of the mothuds
Herein set forth, and it is our belief that
n chart or blue print presented to the
shoer giving an infallible record of thu
successive n.olfalls by Mr. .Ionian's system is suflicient to work on, so well
known nre the rules for increusiiig and
decreasing •action, und lengthening and
shortening tho stride. Kvery shoer and
trainor knows that:
"Weight iu front inerenscB action nt
tiie expense of extension,"
"Weight in buck increases extension
nt the expense cf action."
"A long toe iu front decreases the
"A long toe ia back decreases the
"A longer leg behind will have greater extension than its opposite mute,"
and mnny other shoeing axioms. Why,
then, if we have the remedies at hand,
does it take us so long to hung our
pupils up? The answer cun only be
found in the statement that the case
hus been correctly diagnosed, We wish
to assorvato that neither observation
nor instantaneous photography will reveal what we wnnt to know—'that is,
whether the forward and backward extension of a front leg and its diagonal
mute nre syncronous in their movement
nnd tiie footfalls equidistant nt each
and every step for a given distance.
This can only lie revealed iu one way—
i.e., by actual measurements of the hoof
imprints after a horse 1ms pnssed over
the ground. This method uot only shows
the discrepancies in gait und action, but
tells us whether the subject is muviiig
with euse or effort. A remarkable case
is given on pages 49-50 which treats of
Lou Dillon's gait. It is most surprising
to find the uneven measurements in her
stride. When thc test was made tb
mure was moving at a 2:11 clip, which
we would imagine a comfortable gait
for her at that time, but a study of the
measurements there presented prove the
nmre was exerting herself to maintain
that clip, which must mean she wus not
in good condition on thut particular
iluy. This idea carried out might do
away with the searching of youngsters,
or ht least we might lenrn from it when
we had gone fnr enough.
IN tho Century Dr. U. S, Williums
describes tne advance, of the water
wagon, l»y which he means the apparent change of sentiment with regnrd
to liquor drinking. He presents un interesting array of fact—first respecting
the United Stutcs:
"When we consider, moreover, that
Statewide prohibition is now the law
of nine Stntes, having nn aggregate
population of over twelve millions; tlmt
local option npplied U* communities in
other Stntes brings the totul number of
people living in thooroticully "dry"
territories to ubout forty millions . . .
this growth is not merely sectional iu
scope, but is general from Maine to
Oklahoma, from Alabama to North Dakota . . . It is, 1 think, n common experience of the man nbout town thnt
his associates in general drink hss than
thev did live or teu vears ago."
Xext he takes Kurope:
"For Ihe last two or three years tem-
pernnCO lectures—of course, under ofli-
Ho Had Eczema 25 Yoars aad Dootor*
Said "No Cure."
Yet  Zam-Buk  Has  Worked  Complete
This is tho experience oi a, naa •/
high reputation, widely known in Moat-
reul, and whoso caso enn readily be
investigated. Mr. T. M. Marsh, the
gentleiiiuii referred to, lives nt IM De-
lorimler Avenue, Montreal, and has lived
there for yeurs. For twenty-five y3*rs
he hnd ec/.eina on his hamls nud wrlats.
The disease first stnrted iu red blnlohos,
which itched, and when scratched became painful. Had sores follawed,
which discharged, and the discharge
spread the disease until his hands were
oue raw, painful muss of sores. Just
think of this state or affairs continuing
for twenty-flvo years!
Iu tbat time four eminent mndical
men tried to cure him, und each flfave
up the case as hopeless iu the oud.
Nil tu rally-, Mr. Marsh tried remedies of
nil kinds, but he, also at Inst gave
it up. For two years he had tu wear
gloves dny und night uii terrible was
the pain and itching when the air got
to the sores.
Then came Zam-Buk! He tried it,
just ns he hnd tried hundreds rf remedies before. Hut he noou found out
thnt Zam-Buk wus different. Within
n few weeks there were distinct signs
of benefit, and a little perseverauee
with this grent herbul balm resulted
in whut he had given up all hope of—
a complete cure! And the curo was
no temporary euro. It was permanent,
lie wns cured nearly three yeors ago,
Interviewed tho other day, Mr, Marsh
said: "Tho cure which Znm-Huk worked
has been absolutely pormnncnt. From
the dny thnt I wus cured to the present
moment T huve had no trace of eczema,
ami 1 feel sure it will never return. Having suffered for twenty-five yours, 1 hud
naturally concluded that my case wuh
incurable, and I regard my cure rut a
modern miracle."
If you suffer from nnv skin trouble,
eut out this urtiele, write across it thc
name of this pnper. uud mail it, with
one cent, stump to pay return postage,
to Zam-Buk t'o,, Toronto, We will forward you by return a free trial box of
Zam-Buk, Xll druggists and stores sell
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cial auspices—have been delivered from
time to time on the warships of the German fleet. Now it is announced that
Prince Henry hus uuthorized the establishment of Good Templnry in tho Int-
perinl navy, and thnt the'Order seems
likely fo thrive tliere." •
In the Fatherland, which is still the
home of beer, the deleterious effects of
alcohol have been demonstrated in fler-
mnn laboratories. Consequently, Ger
man people, scientific to the core, must
set about relinquishing alcohol. Gemma
Temperance Societies number more than
100,000. Temperance is included in the
Prussian public school curricula.
In France unti-alcoholio placards arc
posted on municipal buildings and iu
hospital wards; nml on the buck o€ prescriptions issued by official dispensaries ure warning words against the use
of alcohol.
Jo Great Britain, of which the writer
says "nowhere wns uleohnl more strongly entrenched." nnd more than 1,100 of
the clergy nre even now snid to be share
holders in breweries, tempernuce teaching hus in 1007 beeu included iu the
new school code:
"Men of the widest opportunities to
judge assure ine that even within the
last live yenrs there has been a marked
change in the drinking hubits of the
average better-class Londoner, My own
somewhat varied observations certainly
in lo corroborate this opinion, Cor-
roborntion of a more technical oharae-
ter is furnished by the stntlcians, who
show tliat the expenditure for liquor in
England in 1003 was less by nver one
hundred and twenty million dollars than
it was for the yenr 1809, a falling -off,
otherwise stated, of $2.35 in tho average yearly expenditure for euch now,
woman, und child."
As striking n sign of progress as any
the fact that the brewers of Ohio hnve
recently spent $50,000 for detect if e
work, to reform saloons uud make t It ihb
live up to the Inw. Everywhere, in recent years, tho brewer is nutting forward his claim to rcspoctttbility, arga-
ing that ho makes a mild beverage, Bi tie
likely to intoxicate, and that he is quite
othor than the distiller.
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As the Lightning Speaks
(Hy .\eno W. Putnam, in the Trail Magazine)
In aa Instaut his
hammers,    throwing
yourself 1'
to catch:
ol swung into
l\WO points to BtarlKiar.il''
The   ('yelono   shook   her   stout
lidos   liko   a   dripping hon, thon
|tved hor nose spitefully iuto tho next
, abend before she lifted.
•HeavonBl   This is u flight!"   Toin-
I'toa, wireless operator, crowded his
Ve against the glass and tried to poor
[rough  the spray Into the blneUuess
■yowl.    "Whnt in the obi mnn made
j asywayl   That youug fellow ia true
.el   and   straight  us  a   ship's   must.
Kforti 1 M drive u girl of mine into the
talk of » storm like this I'd lot her
■arry whom she ploased.   She will, any-
lay; tlmt is, if the  fresco's ribs urn
htouL ns her commander's nerve, lint
|i«y need to be tonight, for she has n
in for some hartl pounding along
(tis coast,   Look at that!"
"Thnt" wan ouly a mountain among
jviuy anl lulls, a giant of the storm,
made  the Cyclone slugger,  though,
|kwti it struck her aslant, nnd heeled
r hnlf upon her side before the mnu
the wheel broughl  her baek to her
|ib ftgftlu;   theu   the   laboring screws
■ti like a pair of frightened school-
leys m iho presently slid over thu crest
"id turned them heavenward,
Agaiu tho call rang out, with some
Jiiputieiteo: "Two points to larboard!"
Who Cyclone wus drifting with the shore
lurreut and thf oil cloaked figure mut-
fared an oath as tho helm wuu shifted
id they raced ahead iu ohaBO of tho
|:oeroant lovers.
•Before I'd do that," grumbled the
■jperator again, looking down from hia
■perch, "I'd sure give thom ahl"
There was & warning quiver in the
Ireceptor and Tompleton's interest cen*
flrsd at onco upon his own work, the
Irtorm forgotten. Someone from thoso
■ milt* of raging water nnd darkuoBS was
Lulling'tue Cyclono,
■(lagers became
MparitH into the night
'Cycloue!    Cyclone!" came thy call
I again,   In   frantic   haste.    "Call Cye-
"Ilow lu blazes do they kuow the
| Cyclone is hero I" growled tho operator,
fanning his key, "unless it's tho Pros-
I no; ami if It is they're Iryink to trick
I'll just fool them." He called
[ bnck:
'Who are you?  What
'Cyclone!   Answer,  Cyclone!"   kept
[coining out of tho blackness.
"Confound   you,   answer  .
[roared  Templeton,  lu a   rage.    "Who
| are vou, or shut up!"
A.  smashing  blow  against  the  Cyc
|on«> sturdy ribs keeled her for over
1 and threw the young operator Bpr
against the opposite Wall  in the
jf the sputtering answer; but ho gather
1 ed himaolf up promptly a
his placo in time
"Tell Jyclone to steer clear of lleud-
land bight. The lantern is down. Kind
Cyclone,    Koep her nwny."
"Aha! So tlml's the game to givo i
the slip." growled the operator. "An
,i pretty meagre one it is. lf t should
tell the ill mau how they're lying to
bim he'd be t'or firing cannon after
(bom—and serve them right." Then be
'flashed out:
"Why don't you find her. idiot, and
tell -er yourself?"
"f tell you, wo've struokl" came
back tbo answer. "We're hard on the
roof uud going to pieces. We hnv been
culling Cyclone, but can't get her uud
wo eau't laBt much longer. Find Cyclono and wurn her back."
A wave of sudden Uncertainty swept
aver Templeton. "Who you are, anyway T" he called.
"The Proscoj destination anywhere;
lestiny, the oceun bottom. Wo struck
here half aa hour ngo; the light was
out. It's all up with us, Keep Cyclone effl"
Again the Cyclono reeled back as
a giant wave delivered u crushing blow
at ruclug water ngainst her, ami a rush
.if salt spray bunt over the operator's
head us though it meant to suffocate
him. lie whirled toward tho open door
and Taced lho captain, out of breath
and dripping, Then the door
ita place again,
"Who were you  talking to
rtormf" growled the commanding of
fleer, catching up thc tap
ymi picked up?"
Templeton was alroady hammering
out liis message to the uight.
"Have you no boats? Can you Inst
till we rest h youf"
"No!'" came tlic answer. "We're
fehig to pieces now; can't last ten min
atai.    Drop us und find Cyclone."
"You're lying!" answered Templeton
eoolv. "This is the Cyclone, ami we
know thnl tho Prosco hus good bonis.
You're taking advantage of the storm
with that yam to keep
aire us the slip."
"Then for Cod's sake keep olT from
Headland Llghtl" came the frantic
•mil. "We're telling the truth. Keep
\wny, Tlu' lantern is down. Po you
jet.  list"
"Where are yeur boats!1 persisted
Templeton, half wavering in his own
"They left as soon as wo struck.
They Were all good. I think they'll
ride the storm."
"And tho girl—the rest of thc
«rew»" .      .
"With the boats. They nut her in
ky force, though she fought like a tiger
to stay."
"Then you must be Proctor, or she
wouldn't havo wanted to stay. Why
didn't vou got"
"They're safe, T think. They can
weather it to tho bay all right and will
■mrelv be seen in the morning."
"To hell with the boats! Why did
you stuvt"
"Ami leave Capt. Kichards to ram
into lhis death-trap same as we did?
Vot on yoi r lifel"
" 'Twoiud serve him right!" roared
the operator, glancing defiantly at his
anV'tnln. ."Maybe It would rum a little
ifeUHf into his skull."
" I'd like to be there punching yours
for thnt. Sny, comrade, don't jnst now.
It hurts, yoii know. Tie's her frith< r
tnd things aren't exactly n summer
picnic on this rock, though it's nil
right. Toll the captain I hated to treat
tiim aw I did, but I wanted the girl."
"And now you've lost ber. bnt we're
coming utter you.   Keep on calling us.
I'reseol   Answer, Preset*!   Proctor!  A
you thero!"
Templeton looked at his captain with
n feeling of Sudden horror, uud then
hammered out culls until his lingers
ached; but tho night gave buck no
"Let ino know ut onco if you pick
him up ngain," ordered the captain,
grutlly. Then he nibbed It. the bridge
and poured n volley of orders into the
inferno where the engines labored, that
Caused the good ship to tremble in h '
from the strain of her flying shafts
Ihuu from the hammering she was gel-
ting by the waves,
"1 ly clone! Cyclone!" Templeton
caught up the Btorv out of the night
again, quivering wilh human interest,
ami prepared to transcribe it for his
chief. "Quick, Lyelotfol we're banking up, For Cod's suke, save ub, if you
can; the girl is here!''
"The girl!    What do-ynu menu?"
"The captttiu's daughter, l'nder-
standi I ordered them to take her iu
lhe boat by force and then enme up
hero to wurn the Cyclono, I suppose
they tried a little. She must bavo
fought Mko a demon, and they left her.
She did not let mo see her until a moment ngo.   Come!    Come, if you can."
Templeton hurled a desperate mes-
sitgo to tue bridge thnt sent the captain Hying down the hatchway with an
avalanche of personally delivered orders.   Then he culled buck:
"We're coming, and wo'ro coming to
save you both!"
Again tho Cyclone struggled and wallowed deep in the bosom of an attacking wave, but finally righted, breathing
hnrd through her twin slacks, and sending u great cloud of unconsnmetl conl-
dust skyward. With an oath Templeton gathered up his disturbed equilibrium and cnught the message iu itB
" up, eveu after*I go down.   We
have a motor bout on board; tho one
sho and I camo off ia yesterday—I'll
him strike theso rocks. 1 'm so glad
we stayed and found him. Toil daddy
■—thoro goes our mast!    Qoo -"
Tho spray piled high in blinding
drifts upon the Cyclone's decks as sho
wallowed along from trough to trough.
Templeton tried repeatedly to communicate with the sinking ship again, but
received no answer. Agaiu ami again
lie bellowed into space, but the resonator was silent, the only symbol of life
abend being the glow of ii distant beacon down near the water's edge.
Captain Richards had left the bridge.
With legs apart ami hand on the rail
he stood in the extreme prow of the
boat, uu unbending hgurohetid StlllQUOt-
ed in the glare of the Cyclone's searchlight, but alert to every detail of his
surroundings, With dapping cont ami
head thrust forward, peering out to that.
beacon across the water, he glanced
down occasionally wiih triumphant concern nt the spiny dashing pust on the
storm-ridden waves.| He knew that thotj
fury of the sen was tin sli ing itself
tint in helpless rage ngainst those gracefully curved sides; thai lhe spray which
sprang nt him fell short of its murk;
that, instead Of being hurled along by
the storm he was outstripping it and
lessening the number of billows, one
by one, wbicn Iny between him and the
wreck—tho number that would break
again-t tt.O helpless Prosco before he
reached her. And he gloried in his
Kvery Instant wns bringing the Cyclone nearer to the most desperate experience of her enreer. There wus something uracil!g in the fact, lie had driven these two, his children, before hiin
through the storm with vengeance iu
heart into this very danger, iiow
that their necessity was extreme, the
thought that he wus rushing to share
it with them, to drug them uwuy from
it, to defy the worst that the sea could
do, filled his heart with a great tender-
ness—and a purpose that could not be
shaken. ,
At the furnaces below the stokers
toiled with battleship energy. They
knew the story; and with faces Btream-
ng, their muscular bodies nenrly stripped  and  covered   with   curious   maps
formed oy rivers of perspiration fore
ing its way through the coal dust, they
poured in coal until the white-hot
grates were nearly choked.
M thom for uu Instant, as though do-
eMing where to strike.
"Cast your lines"" thundered tho
captain, and three writhing serpents
-hot across the Prosco'a broken deck
US the wave-crest swept her from the
anchoring rocks and crushed her into
The Hues went true, for thoy were
thing by Bailors' hands to comrades in
peril, and us Ihey were hauled in by
the same unfaltering hands, the great
wave caught the Cyclone's keel and began to drive her bodily upon the rocks
the Prosco had just quitted.
"Full speetl ahead!" roared the cap
tain, as the Cyclone lifted to tho very
crest of the wave.
For one iuslnnt the seemingly doomed vessel, driven by its own power und
the force of llie sen, seemed determined
to rum a passage through tho sol itl
rock. Then the mountain of sen swept
majestically across tho obstacle, und,
tarrying tue ship high in air upon its
losoui, sliil it easily ovor tho reef, tho
stout keel barely scraping the barrier
in passing.
Templeton. looking down from his
perch ubove. glanced at his watch nnd
muttered under his breath;
"liullv for the old muu! Hv Qporge,
bullv for the old nan!"
MOHE llinn one telephone message
mav now lie sent nt the sumo
time over a single wire, without
interference, by nn invention of .Major
OooTgo 0. Bqulor, of the United States
Signal Corps, Practically the same
I king has been dono with telegraphy
for years, although four messages is the
maximum so far sent with commercial
success, Bqulor'a method, we are told
in an editorial in The Electrical He-
view and Western Electrician, is bused
on the superposition of currents of different frequencies, with the uso of
properly tuned transformers for isolating these at tho receiving end. Curiously
enough, the rates of vibration chosen
ore so high that they cannot be heard
directly. The Bounds beard nt the receiver are due not to theBe rapid vibrations themselves but to the variation in
what is called the "effective value" of
the currents, which changes with audible frequency. We read:
"According to announcements made,
npHB   recent    long   distance   (lights,
1    demonstrating   tho   improvements
that hnve been effected lu the construction of aeroplanes, both theoretically and mechanically, have re vi veil,
says Bngiucoring, tho interest in some
ambitious schemes proposed fo test the
capacity and the outlook of ueriul locomotion, Foremost among thcBO is the
plan to cross the Atlantic in nn uir-
ship. Such n project httd its origin in
the fertile bruin of an Amorlcan journalist, Mr. Joseph Hrueker, ami his en-
Lhuslnsm bus so affected others that n
committee hus been formed, wliich, on
bolh technical nml (iuuneial grounds, is
capable of starting this project on the
mad to fulfilment. The scheme has advanced to lhe point of placing eonlrncts
with Q or man firms of recognized standing, tvho are prepared to provido the
necessary equipment, which will Include
—iu addition to u dirigible balloon of
large diineiisiotis. a stout, seaworthy
bout, to bo attached to the airship, nnd
to bo used iu ease of Occident to the
ueriul apparatus. The plan evolves,
therefore, not only the carriage of n
certain numbor of passengers acrosB tho
Atlantic, but nlso of u vessel, Iii which
the journey might have been made.
While we commend the caution thus exhibited, it is evident tbat trans-oceanic
llight, handicapped in this manner, will
make little progress.
The balloon itself is necessarily a
serious affair, but far less capacious
thuu a Zeppelin. It will be of elliptic
form, about 1(10 feet long and nearly
50 feet in diameter in the centre. To
obviate the difficulties arising from
solar radiutiou, the gas bug will bo enclosed in an outer aoveiTrv ot some
non-heat-conducting material, leaving
an air space of 4 feet ti inches between
this covering and the gas bag proper.
At the same time a bullonct of peculiar
construction, which is still a matter for
experiment,.will be provided. In thiB
way it is assumed that tbe loss of gus
will be reduced to a minimum, and uo
in hour can bo con
ami these are also
o most froe from
Therefore the at
iu the spring, and
nt from cast
slid  to
iu  this
I  ot
1 Who hnv
Stake ion)  Diiiii.
American Darby, Rendvllle, Aug. no	
Buckeye, 2.Hi trot. Columbus, Hept. 28	
Charter Oak, 2.00 trot, RtadvUlt. Hept. 8	
Empire, 2.14 trot, Syracuse, Sopt, 14	
Furniture, 2.12 trot, Grand Rapids, July 20	
Horseman Fut., 8 years, Detroit, Aug. l	
Horseman Fut., 2 yenrs, Detroit, Aug. 2	
Homo Breeders' Fut., RtadvUlt, Aug, :u 	
Uon. Review Fut., u yrs., Columbui, Kept. 29...
It.usi' Review Put., 2 yrs., Columbui, faept. 29...
Horse World, 8 yrs., Syracuse, H.-nt. 14	
noBter-ColumbuB, 2.10 trot, Columbus, Sept, 20..
Kentucky Fut., & yrs., Lexington, Oct, 4	
Kentucky Fut., 2 yr*.. Lexington, Oct. 5	
Maesaohusotts, 2.14 trot, Rcadvltle, Hept. 8	
Matron, :i yrs., Empire City, Aug. 28	
M, nnd M., 2.24 tr.it, Detroit, Auk. :s	
Olilo, 2.14 trot, Cleveland, Aug. ll |	
Rtalllun, 8 yrs., Lexington, Oct. 10    	
Stock Farm Fut., :t yrs., t'obuntuis, Hept. 21	
Transylvania, 2.12 trot. Lexington, oa. 10	
2 11 trot, Kalamazoo, July 27	
2,15 trot, Buffalo, Aug. 17	
2,20 trot, [ndhinapolts, Hept. 14	
American Derby, Rendvllle, Auu. :i0	
Chamber of Commerce, 2.18 pace, Detroit, Aug. 2...
Cometock, 2.00 pace, Grand Rapids, July 21	
Horse breeders' Fut.. 3 yn*.. Kesdvllls, Aug. HI	
Home Reviow Fut., a yrs.. Columbus, Sept. 29	
Horso World, a yri., Syracuse, Sept. 14	
Kontucky Fut., S yrs., Lexington, Oct. 10	
I Ing, 2,05 pace, Columbus, Sept. 80	
Mnplo Leaf, 2.15 pace, lluffabt, A«g. 10
EdntrdK fl yrs., Kmpirc CUT Aug.
sto»u Farm Fut., it yrs , Columbus, Hopt. !
Syracuse, 2.12 pace, Byracuae, Sent- 12.,
Tonuoaeoe, 2.or, pace, Lexington, Oct. 4..
2, ts pace, KalamaEoOi July 28	
2.16 pace, TndtanapoliB, Hept. 18	
* Winning haute.
..Sob Douglan (6,140 ft.>
.Oxford Boy (5,500)
.Allee Rooaevelt (6,065)
.Dudto Arclidala. . . .
. Bat on I'otiii	
. . Aliio Uunhevolt  . .
..Hilly Uurko	
, ltitilworthy	
. .Borvntdo	
2.00 Vj
. .Emll»  Kllcn	
.Obnlty Dh'oct	
. ,Eva Bellini	
. Mils* StOkOB	
2.14 14
. . Cnlimilo    	
.Ludy Qroon	
.Eva Bellini	
. .Nnlivo Hollo	
.Emily Ellon	
2. Oil 1.
.JUBtloe   Brooke...
.Bonnie Mill	
2. HI.
.Kiaily Kllon	
.Eva Bellini	
. Dndio Archdnlo. .. .
.Cant. George	
.Emily Ellen	
2.00 V,
•2.09 '&
.Silent   Brigade	
2.11 ft
.I»ii(li« Arelidnlo. . . .
.   . .   ..'
2. out;
.Hinily Ellen	
.Native Belle	
2.07 V,
2.07 %
,Arto l.eybnrn	
.Henry II	
a.on 8
. .Dmllo   Arolulalc   	
.Bitty Burt,	
•2. 0IH4
.Native  ltt'lle......
.l.iiln   Ation	
2.08 '.',
.Emily Elltai	
.(J race	
. Untlie Arohdala. . . .
2.07 8
. .Alice Rooeovdlt ..  ..
•2.00 V.
. .Hull wurtliv	
Joan ,
. JMitlie   An'ltdaie    . .    .
2.07 V,
.. Soimtor Halt'	
.llaron ronr.	
.My Girt	
..Allow Wilson (0,160 tl.)
.King Colo (6,116) .
.Northern Spy (6,015)   .
2.27 V,
,.Tho Abbo   	
. Kvolyu W	
. .Branham Baugh'n ..  ■
2.1)5 V,
•2.07 V,
..Waller W	
. Itlinm   WlllpS	
..Walter Hal	
.   *2.05
.Noll Gentry	
. .I.eftwielt	
2.09 U
. I...ftwi.l,	
2.10 V,
.Directum Regent, ..
.BaroOOM   Evelyn    . .    .
2.1 J'A
.Major Mallow	
..Ella   Ambulator   ..    ..
2.on I/,
..Tha Abbo  	
.Branliatn ])a\t_li'n. .
.May   Pay	
.Noll Upntry	
.Tommy T	
.FiaranoBa Kvolyu. . .
.Joe   11	
..Tha Abba     	
. I.iiily Isle	
. Evelyn W	
2.1)5 VI
. . Kvolyu W	
.Earl Jr	
,W. A	
.Branham Baugh'n. .
.Ludv of Honor	
2.0-1 %
.Bona Patch	
ua back uud
put hor in that when the worst comes.
It mny hint till you meet. her. Anyway,
'twill ho anothor chanco. Worst is, I'll
have to tie her in. Ztiltosl but aho's
loyal, Twill be hard to make her go.
t can't, except liy force.'   ,
"Go with her, idiotI Prosool Prosco! Proctorl Pot God's saito, man, if
you've got a boat along, use It fur both
ot yotl,    Don't send tho girl alone like
"I couldn't help her auy by going,
md it's ouly nafe Cor oue, in this storm.
There's a chanco it might carry her
through, Anyway. I muat stay here
mid koop our heat [light pointed to guide
von toward hor, as long as I have one.
There goes out name-plate nnd about
thirty feet of good back-door. It'a
goOd-byo now. T guess. Keep a sharp
nokout for Kiltie. I'll start the boat
ff toward ymi. if I can. Quid; as
vuu pick ner up keep off to larboard.
Hie reefs are as thick as shark's teeth
here  '
Templeton cut him off Impatiently,
with lhe roar of his own message.
"Wu can see your headlight. Are
fen good for fifteen minutes!"
"No, Wo can't stand moro than a
wave or two now. I'll have to launch
ilie girl, if I can, ami keep thc dynamos
running lo guide you. Tell Capt. Rich
nrds I m sorry ft.r the troublo I'vo
mado blm. He always treated me like
a mau. Ask Kittie, some day, to ior-
give mo for lining force with her at the
last. It hurts, old fellow, more than anything else; but it's the onlv way. Goodbye!"
Templeton turned nml spoke u few
words with the captain, now standing
at his side. Then he threw himself upon his key as though he meant to drive
it bodily through the storm.
"Wait, Prosco! Proctor! This is
from Capt. Richards. He says: 'Tell
them two children of mine to stick together, whatever conies. Tell them that
U will take us fifteen minutes yet to
reach tnei ■ and thot we're going to do
it in just hnlf the time or blow tip the
Cyclone!   Do you get mo?   Aiiswer."
"Yes, I yet you. but Tin not Proctor,
This is from Kittie. .Tack has gone below to hunt tne out and launch me, I
suppose, and I have given blm the grand
dodge. He did not know that I understand the code or knew what he was
saving to you. I dr;, and I stay here,
right on this job. Tell daddy good bye
t'or tne, and oli, I want to thank him
for his splendid courage—a little bit
>f whicli T think lie has given to mo.
Tell him I am not afraid; not since .lack
■'..,. ■ m .,i tvnrnfd t-:-» off tho '•■.•(*
It would have been awful to havt let
lu the engine room the strain was in
slstant. The great shaft quivered from
end to end as it took tho rod-hot energy
in at one end and gave it out at tlio
oilier, whero tho screws wore wrestling
with tho sea. Occasionally a heavy
crush fell with tho forco of a railway
train against tho straining sides of the
ship} made thom tremble and spring in
for a moment, but eould not break their
strength. Death lurked all around
them, too, and waa held back by ouly
a few inchos of human-made restraint,
l'nder taoir foet—how close no oue had
any means of knowing in that awful
run—hung jaggod rocks and sharp-
edged ledges, tinder the Cyclone's keel
aud threatening to rip it open from
stem Itt stern at a touch; stUl the daring hoat. spurred forward by the will
of that Intrepid muu in the oilskin
coat, dashed fearlessly toward the liglit
Tho waters hissed around the Cyclone's prow, then scurried along her
sides in sullen nnger at their failure to
retard her. They piled up in great, hills
and sprung upon Iter from above, dc
termined to overwhelm her with their
Weight, Slie arcso majestically out of
each exultant swirl and hurled them
back in playful unconcern, her own
speed undisturbed by their prowess
The Cyclono was riding the waves now,
instead of climbing them, and she
managed  to outstrip them  two to one.
Alrendy tho dismantled lighthouse
arose, grim and sombre, out of the raging waters, in tho glare of the search*
tight. The light on the wreck was gone;
however, a portion of the hnll could
still be seen lifting and falling with
each passing billow, but still clinging
forh-rnly to its place.
It was a channel of constant menace,
that passage ahead, with its plentiful
carpet of reefs; but thf Cyclone poked
her nose into it without faltering, an
though in haste to meet her fnte. Her
deck crew, drawn up by the mil, with
lifeline coiled ready to cast, gave not
a thought to the swinging boats upon
wliich their own lives might soon depend. Their overy thought was center-
1 on the two figures clinging to the
wreek, toward which they were so rapidly drifting,
Suddenly the shuddering under their
feet was stilled. The engines had stop
ped, as though this bold invader of the
deep, brought face to face with its
Ircad enemy, was awed into silence. A
mighty wave, a giant among its fellows, as tiiouglt awaiting the opportunity, darted upon them, measuring their
strength nnd taunting them with its
own overwhelming power as it approach-
not only may a number of tolephono
conversations bc thus carried on upon
the same line, but it is possible to send
at tho same timo telegraph messages,
that is to Hay, messages whieh are
transmitted with the ordinary key and
received upon tho ordinary sounder. The
principle of separation is here the same
art with the telephono messages.
1' The method involved in this uew
invention is so simple that, like many
others, aftor it is onee explained one
wonders why it has not been utilized be-
tore. The operations nre similar to tho
famous experiments of Ilelmltoltz in
analyzing sound waves into their various constituents by the use of apparatus which was tuned to pick out the
various components of a complex sound.
The secret Of the success here lies in
using for the various components employed froquencloa which are themselves
isaudtble and therefore produce ao appreciable effect, in the telephone, for if
thepe vibrations were tnken up by the
diaphragm and were audible they would
so interfere with the sound of the useful vibrations ns to disguise thom beyond recognition.
"AeeoruUtg to Mr. Frank L, Perry,
this is nol the first timo that more than
tne telephone message has been nent
over u single circuit. According to the
claims of Mr. Perry, such a feat was
performed in Chicago over two years
ago. but without a knowledge of the
method used by Mr. Perry it is impossible to makt any comparison between
his accomplishment ami that achieved
in the Washington laboratory.
"Major Bquier is to be compliment-
ed not only upon his evolution of what
promises to be a very useful invention,
but also upon his action in giving the
best remits of his time and labor to
the public. While many persons regard
this as tho only proper thing to do in
the case of one who is in the public, service, it ia not always thnt such obligations are recognized, so that tho public
receives the benefit."
A Pleasant Purgative, — Parmelee's
Vegetable Tills are so compounded as to
operate on both the stomach and the
bowels, so that they act along the whole
nlimentary and excretory passage. They
nre not drastic in their work, but mildly
purgative nnd the pleasure of taking
them is only equalled by tlte gratifying
(Teet they produce. Compounded only
■t vegetable substances the curative
qualities of which wero fully tested.
'" "'fiord relief without chance of
untoward circumstances arise from the
Inevitable heating of the balloon covering, Immediately under the balloon
there is to be a platform capable of accommodating n crew ,who will have to
attend to tho steering, balancing, gas
control, etc.; and below this agann, in
tho place the car usually occupies, will
bo a substantial boat, 30 feet, long aud
about it feet beam. 'In the hold of this
boat will be carried a motor of Home
40 horsepower, capable of revolving the
air propeller, or, if adverse circumstances supervene, the screw of the boot
when lowered into the water. Thisboat
also carries a largo tank of gasoline,
provisions, kitchen galley, ete.
Numerous ingenious devices have
been introduced, and that the scheme is
practicable tor a certain distance may
possibly be admitted, Itut the step from
covering a few hundred miles
to one ot some thousands over sea is a
formidable one. lt may rot be too
much to say that the risks increase with
the Bquaro of the distance travorsed.
One would liko to have more assurance
on the questiou of navigation, or the
accurate determination of position.
Ocean currents of a slow-moving and
well-recognized type, and of whose position the navigator itt perfectly aware,
can work very disastrously on ships,
and it seems not impossible but thut in
the swifter and unknown aerial currents
there may lurk a source of danger which
has been very inadequately upprohend
d. One can imagine circumstances
in which the compass would become use
less, and sextant observations more uncertain thuu on the unstable deck of a
ship. Hut the dangers threatened from
these sources are so obvious that we
may bo sure they have been considered
and provided for by the members of the
committee of which we have spoken.
Tht proper course for the airship to
follow has been & matter of grave con
Bldoratlon, The principle that deter
mines the laying of a submarine cable
does not apply here. The shortest
course, naturally confined to high latitudes, is not the most suitable. The one
factor to be considered is the prevailing
direction of the wind, and tins, when
known, will decide both the most ju
die ions course and thc season or the
year for the atfeihpt. The air-current
known as the "trade wind." which carried the frail bark of Columbus to a
safe haven in the West Indian Isles,
will be selected to carry the first airship
nbove the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
The trade winds secure a tolerably uni
form current of air in a zone varying
little from 20 dog. north latitude. In the
winter and spring months a velocity of
from 11 to lfi miles
[ideally anticipated
the mouths thai a
disturbing cyclones,
tempt will be made
tho direction of thi
to west decides that the aeronauts shall
start from Europe and endeavor to
reach America, Not only will the fofee
and direction of this current prove of
great assistance, but in the zone in
which il obtains theit' its smnll variation
in the daily temperature, Hince it is
desirable lo keep the gas at a roaslant
temperature, this fad Is also in favor
Of the route, etc, of tho t-cheme. The
groatc&t chance of buccobs, thor of ore,
points lo a course which, starting from
Cadiz, will pass by Madeira and Tenor
ill'e, nntl maintaining a generally W.
s, W. direction, will endeavor to make
Porto Rlco. Thonco along the chain of
islands loading In Havana, this course
is easy. On leaving Culm, New Orleans
will be the gaol, an.l finally across tbe
States   lo   New   Yuri;.     The   Whole   pas
sage Involves n journey of nmn' than
7,000 utiles, divldod us 'follows:
Cadiz to Tonoriffe      807
Teneritl'e to Porto Rlco ....  .V-H»
Porto Rlco to Havana 1,124
Havana to New Orleans .... 074
New Orleans to New Vork.. 1,882
It is estimated thut the journey across
the ocean can bo completed in five or
six days, but the nirship will be provided with gasoline and equipment for
U much longer period.
Supposing the experiment is carried
to a successful issue, it will bo asked.
What tloes it prove? What new scientific fact has been gained? What prospects does it open up for improved locomotion or more economical modes of
transit? Wo must confess that, however dazzlingly the project may appeal
to the imagination, however convincingly it displays the power of science and
ingenuity, it will remain, we believe, a
barren result. The promoters must
naturally tnae a moro hopeful viow. It
is for them to put forward some tempt*
ing by-products as an inducement, or as
an excuse, for the expenditure and the
risk. They urge that meteorology will
be provided with more exact knowledge
of the behavior of the trade winds, and
of tho motion of the upper atmosphere,
while aeronautical problems will be
studied on a settle which will remove
the hindrances by which advance is now
beset, and introduce processes that will
revolutionize the ordinary methods of
travel. Advocates of aviation foresee
the construction of airships that will
have a velocity which, combined with
that of the trade wind, will transport
the hardy aeronaut to America ih the
short, space of fifty hours. We find it
difficult to share these roseate views at
least as the result, of a single experiment. What form aerial craft may bc
destined to assume in the future "cannot bo predicted, but as far as can be
seen at present, high velocities are limited to the heavier-than-air machines.
By constantly increasing the velocity
the area of the supporting surface may
be us continuously reduced, ami this
rule may point to the adoption of a
form of helicopeter as the racing machine of the future. The possibilities
of the dirigible balloon seem limited to
being tho burden-bearing machine of
the future, capable of carrying considerable tonnage al a low speed. In this
capacity a verv useful career lies before
ONE of tho most ingeniouB nses tt
which electricity was ever pat wm
in the wrecking of u bridge over
the Wabash in Indiana,
The bridge had been purchased by th«
county authorities, who intended to replace it by a Bteel structure erected on
tho old piers and abutments. The
owner agreed to .remove the bridge in
thirty daya. The task proved mueh
greater than had been anticipated, bnt
it was successfully accomplished.
The chief difficulty lay in the short
time agreed upon for the removal of tho
bridge. Several wreckers to whom the
matter was submitted declared that it
would bo impossible within- thirty daye
to pull down the old bridge without injury to the piers.
The structure mighl be blown up with
dynamite, but the explosion would also
lostroy the piers. Were it fired, the
heat would crack and injure the mason-
of thr- bridge. The thirty days expire.1, nud an extension of one week was
land j granted. The owner was at his wits'
cml, when ho chanced upon an electrician who proposed, not to blow np ihe
bridge, but lo bum it apart, His proposal was gladly accepted. Each span
of lhe bridge was composed of three
timbers each. The twenty-seven sills
were tt) be cut simultaneously, so that
tho spaa would drop between' the piers
into the river, The cutting was to be
accomplished by burning through the
wood with loops of iron resistance made
red hot by the passage of the electric
The job was begun. Fifty-four resist
ance loops were heated to* wreek each
span, and the spans were wrecked one
at a time, Suflicient current was used
to heat the iron wires cherry-red. The
resnlt was exactly the same'with everv
span. Between the turning on of the
current and the fall of the span an hour
and forty minutes elapsed. Then the
masa of tim bora fell Into the water well
Inside the piers, so that thoy were uninjured.
Thc cut made by the hot wire was
sharp and clean, and the wood was not
charred more than an inch from the
place of fracture. ,
The whole operation took but a few
hours. The current was first turned oo
at about five o'clock in the morning, and
at two in the afternoon the last span
crashed down to the river bed.
The metropolitan police of London
look after 8,200 miles of reads and
4uicl.1i.   aiops cuudbs,
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What the Editor has to say.
There are a great number of people who think that all
the future is shrouded in impenetrable mystrey. This is more
or less a mental apprehension and, like many other such popular
notion, will vanish under investigation. There is a sense
in which the future is veiled and we are glad that it is so, but,
on the other hand, we mould the future just as the past has
moulded the present. We live for the future even whilst
we may deny its broader aspect. What is the magnet that
draws us on? Its name is tomorrow, we want to get away from
yesterday. There is a mysterious compulsion acting upon the
life at every point, its name is tomorrow. No man hath seen
tomorrow at any time, yet we cannot deny it though we have
never seen it, we acknowledge its mysterious, elevating, animating influence. Will there be a harvest? No man doubts it,
what will it be in yield and in value none can tell. Known as
a broad fact unknown in all the minuteness of its details.
We come to the future of Cumberland. What will it be ?
Is it to be the same Cumberland that it has been in years gone
by, neglecting and refusing to hear opportunity knocking at its
door, depending and waiting for the devolopment of the Can
adian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. We know that surveys
have been made through Cumberland for the coming railways
and we must lay hold of the opportunities that present themselves to improve and enlarge the city in which we live.
"Don't be a Lobster!" This is an expression we sometimes
hear when a man is trying to incite another to undertake something requiring energy and grit. We are told the lobster is
quite an active creature while in the water, when however it
is washed by the waves of the sea upon the rocks it remains
there to die unless the tide rises high enough to carry it back
into its native element.
There are some people in Cumberland very much like the
lobster in this respect, they are sitting down in some easy
place waiting for some wave of circumstances to carry them into a position of advantage and comfort.
Energy and perseverance will accomplish anything which
can and ought to be done.
The sad and fatal accident that happened at the Cumberland Electric Power Plant should be a lesson to those who are
in the habit of having a gun around their premises. It is a
serious mistake to point a gun at any one in fun, you can never
tell what the result will be, very often the empty gun does the
The Victoria Automobile Association has taken for a motto
"flood Laws and obey them: Good Roads and plenty of them,"
We will be satisfied in Cumberland if the ownersof automobiles
around town obey the law, we have often heard complaints
of how automobiles go racing through Dunsmuir avenue antl
Ulest Cumberland.
We would again call the attention of the City Council to
tlte fact that we not only see cows roaming around the streetB
but horses as well, the latest addition being a mule.
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Situated in the Centre of tlte Town,   and   First-class
in every Respect.   Mettls, Rooms,   Liquors,
Cigars and Treatment always the best.
Investigate Before Purchasing.
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Subdvision of Part of Lot 127, eomox District.
These lots are adjoining the proposed site of the E. & N. Railway Co.'s
Depot at (Sourtenay, B.e., and have 41.6 feet frontage on the E & N R right-of-
way. They are 190 feet deep to a 66 foot road, making them first-class lots
for business purposes.
There only 20 lots in this Sub chvMon, and they will sell quick; so Get Busy and secure one at once before the railway is built, when prices will
surely advance. Values in the Berkely Subdivision adjoining thia have increased 50 per cent in three months, and we claim these are equally as good
a buy. ,, ,,i;
$100 down; balance in 6 and 12 months,
with interest at seven per cent.
Real Estate Brokers,
9 Courtenay, B.e.
And    F. R. F. BISCOE, Real Estate Agent, Courtenay, B.C.
Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Agents.
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Also lots in the Orchard Subdivision,  and on the
Main Street in Courtenay.
Make it your business to call and inquire into
some of the above.   It will pay you.
We are exclusive agents in this district
for the sale of the HEISTERMAN SUBDL
VISION in Courtenay, on which it has bcen
definitely decided that the C.P.R. Station
is to be built.
BLUB PRINTS, showing the size of the
' ■ 1, etc, may lie seen at our office in Courtenay in a few days.
We hav.: also a fine selection of cleared
and tn cleared farm lands for sale at reasonable prices and within easy distance from
Courtenay, Cemox and Cumberland.
Beadnell & Callin
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Phone 24.
Local Agents for the E. & N.
Railway Co. Lands in the
omox District.
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On the Trails of the Peace
River Country
TU sKK an out pire in thu limiting, lu spond a mouth on tho
last frontier open to the Auglo-tinxoii rnce, wns the pleas
ant lot of it part)- of writers, journalists und experienced
ebsorvora duriug the mouth of August just passed. A care-
folly planned trip through u couutry wblch, since it. wa.s ..rut.
known 1ms boon consigned to thf buutor, trapper, caribou and
bush buffalo, lias totally u|M»ot many of thc procoucolvod ideas
regard iug a largo section of northorn Canada,
.fames K. Cornwall, M.P.I'., pioneer, was tho father of a
plan to throw open to tho world, or rather to let tin' world
know something *of, that froat uorthlaud. It Ih truo tlmt
northern Alberto Ilrst eauio into the limelight ns a farming
country away bach iu 1874, whon Brottioi Iteyiilor, of fort
Uhtpewyuu, showed a sample of whon I at the Ooutonulal
win. h was a surprise to all, and which carried oil lirst honors,
but at that time Iforl Chipowyuu was four months' jour ney
from civilization, ami il hood droppod baolt into tin* realms
of tit-lion, u flno (lold for the novelist an.l nature fakir. Sinn1
theni from timo to timo, uovolists uuil unturallstB havo ouoa-
eio nal ly tukon tho trip, aftor a toticlilug Parowoll to family
and frlond*, hul mi om- has tahou the country seriously or
droaint thai it would over bo muoh boyond a paradise for
trappers, whero a few hardy cattle mlghl gel n prouurloutl
That day lias puBSOd. Now thoro lire three railway lines
headed for the great Peace Rivor country. The Alborto
Government is cutting n road for 800 mlloa from tbo nearest
railway point, and bomostoudors an.l traders aro idamorlug
for moro roads, nmre transportation facllltlos. Thoy havo
learned wlmt that dlsWct affors, ami want to bo timoug tlu*
first to choose, Mr. Gain wall wants evoryouo to know, and
u. anxious t-. gel ilu*. host blood of Canada into tho lJoacu
Kiv.-r district Though ho doos uoi own an aero of laud
tliere, bo has adopted the methods whloh have beeu found so
successful by land speculators—to lot tho press know and to
place on flic accuruto data rogardtng tho country gathered by
experienced men who hud no intorests to serve.
hi organizing the party thoro wus some difficulty in
getting the class of men doslrod, but the results show that
ae was very successful. The dottu of the party wuh Bruorson
Hough, novelist and flbort story writer, a nutn who knows a
gnat deal of thfl frontiers of America aud their colonization}
lite chum, Bon K. Millar, of Milwaukee, naturalist; Prof. C.
P. Hull, agronomist of the University of Minnesota; Prof. J.
II. Pettit. of the department of soil fertility, University of
Illinois; Arthur E, McFarlano, a Canadian, whose writings ia
American periodicals aro well known; Gardner lla/.en, of
Firm and Fireside and Century; Robert Dunn, who was
under uu agreement with Kvorybody's Magazine; Allan R,
Gillies, of Toronto; E. W. Mny, a practical farmer and land
mm from Daysland; and last, but not least, a half down
newspapermen and an oflicial photographer.
Thia outfit left Edmonton ou .luly L»7 last for Port Ver
milieu and Grand Prairie^ and in (ive weeks of strenuous
travelling covered a total distance of 2,100 miles. How can
that journey bo described within tbe scope of a single article.
It covored overy class of country from open prairie and
valley land to semi-moiiulaiuous country and heavy timber.
Much of it was over rough timber trails, and 1,200 miles was
along the rivers and lakes of the north waterways second to
none in Canada. The (irst leg of the journey, Kdmonton to
Athabasca Landing, 105 miles, waa over a road whieh is a
century old. Out originally to accommodate the Hudson's
Bay (-ompany in thoir northern trade, it is now the main
artery tu the Peace River country.
We had spent two days hi travelling over u large section
of the three, prairie provlncos, whero a severe drought Imd
given evidence of hard timos for the farmers, but out from
Edmonton there was a marked improvement. The laud is a
series of bottoms cut liy sandy or gravel ridges, and about
one-third of it is excellent farm land, where there were
Htonnds qLoato nhkji vivjnld \wtfdaco up to 60 bushels to tne
aero this year. Nortli of the Lauding our real trip began,
fer a short distance out wc passed GO degrees north latitude,
beyond which it wns never supposed farming operations
could be successfully carried on In Canada east of the
Rockies.    Nothing could be more incorrect.
Por three days our sturdy little paddle wheel steamer
churned along up thfl Athabasca, and from there along tho
Lessor Slave Kiver to Lesser Slave Lake, a line shoot of
water 90 miles in longth. Grouard, at the head of the lake,
is the largest and must important settlement in tho north.
It hns trading posts of fhe Hudson's Hay Company, and of
Bevillon Brothers, their powerful rival; there are a sawmill,
grist, mill, two large missions for the Indian and halfbreed
children, two churches, Mounted'Police barracks aud a per
man out population of approximately 500 people. The day
we arrived the Dominion Government telegraph line, which
is being stretched to Pence River Crossing, reached tliere,
and a general celebration was on.
Grouard is the centra of a Uue piece of couutry with
several small but most fertile prairies which are just being
settled up. There are a number of homesteaders now on the
ground, and there is room for a couple of thousand more.
North from there the trail leads through almost solid timber,
poplar and spruce, for SO miles, with a few stretches of bot
torn land and recently drained beaver meadow. Tho latter
are ready for settlors, and require but little clearing, and
while the timber couutry carried a line, deep soil with silt
subsoil, it is only natural to suppose that it will not be
opened until the greater part of the prairie has been settled.
Bot it is cheering to know tbat there is so much timber
available. The lack of trails has had a tendency to keep
people out of this district, but we wore informed that there is
a strip of excellent land extending through bo the foothills,
200 miles west. Some of the farms seen here were a revelation, and it was here that we had our first look at the vegetable gardens which bid fair to be one of the great features
of the north country.
Peace Kiver, or Ouaujagi (Our Own Beautiful Kiver), as
the Croos call it. is one of the great rivers of Canada. Its
bed is half a mile In width, it has a channel six feet in
depth, a current of from two lo four miles an hour, and it is
navigable for stern wheelers for 000 miles. The banks in
places are Hun feet in height, but the table ur bench land
behind is the choicest of park country. In faet. while driving over it. we experienced a constant series of disappoint
monts, In many places it resembles the rolling country to
the north of Toronto, where upon hills and valleys are cul
by patches of treo, and, coming as we did trom civilization,
there was a constant expectation that just behind the next
piece of forest or ovor the nexl hill we would come upon D
village or at least a farm. But every hope was doomed to
disappointment.    A  furrow has never boon cut on  it.
I'he section ol the Peace Kiver country wliich Mr. Cornwall represent') in the Alberla Legislature covers au area .tt
85,000,000 acres. <»f that It) per cent, ll untillable, being
lake, river or cliff.    One-third is open prairie where u stoam
plow may bo opera lod without  hindrance,   The ball  Is
forcsl or Imy meadow, which must bo clearod or drained boforo it can be farmed. The surface arniuagO is id the finest,
aud then; arc n hundred or mure small lake1* BOO t to rod
through it. The surface soil is silt, rich in humus lor a depth
of from 12 to 20 inches, and thfl snbst.il is silt or clay of
Hghl texture. Only a small section shows traces of alkali
and the water of the lakes and rivers is pore and sweet.
Ootu\ wells may be struck at depths of from Ul to 50 feet.
Creat attention was paid to the character of the soil by
our two agronomists, for (here were climatic conditions and
conditions of vegetation wblcb thev bad nover before encountered. Records of the rainfall shewed that Ihe whole -lis
trict would come under the heading of D "dry farming"
proposition, bul yet there was n luxuriance in tho natural
grasses and timber growth which belied this. They carried
a soil anger wilh them and hundreds of borings were made,
the holes beiug sunk to a depth of four feot, It was found
tlmt the soil was of such a character that roots penetrated it
readily to almost any depth, and the consistency was such
that it hold moisture readily, The rainfall comes at n season
when tbo greal er percentage of it may penetrate the soil and
act itn thfl growing crops, while the winter .-old drives the
frost, tt. a depth of sovorul feet, allowing the moisture in
eome to tho surface slowly, a condition which han proved
mnut satisfactory for wheat and coarse grnins.
Itobert. Jones, curator uf lhe Dominion Experimental
Fnrm at I'ort Vermillion, has a record of the rainfall of tlmt
district since Juno, IPOS. Prom that date till the end of
May. 1909, the rainfall was 17.fi* inches, lho next year it
was 13.42, and 'luring June and .Inly of this year it was 0.30
inches. Thoso are the growing months, At Dun vegan from
August; lo .July, 1011(107, tho rainfall was 11.11 inches, (he
next, year it was 10.in inchos, next year it was 13,90 Inches,
and the presont yoar shows 11.08 inches. At Peace Kiver
Crossing the rainfall from September to August, 1007-08,
was  I MM inches, the noxt year it was 13,30 inches, and this
year it wns 9.55 inchos, Rut, despite the aenmingly light
rainfall, wheat at Vermiliou will average 21 bushels to thc
acre, and whore proper farming methods woro employed there
are tields that will yield 35 bushels to the acre, and, in
pa rent hosts, it may be stated that last season's crop weighed
dl'-_. pounds to the measured bushol.
This bungs us back naturally tu the work being done at
Port Vermilion. The Port, a Uudsun's Bay trading post, lies
in north latitude 58,30, but the experimental farm there is a
treat. The Government has rented live acros from Mr. Jones,
a practical farmer without technical education, but ho is
a man witk a bead and he uses it. We went over the farm
there on August 10, a,id wero shown tomatoos measuring two
inches and a half in diameter, vegetable nuirrow 14 iuches
long, eueuutbera half that length, sweet and field corn ready
for tho table, cabbage ami cuulillnwor equal to tho product
of tho best, gardens of Ontario, high quality peas, beans,
turnips, radishes, lettuce, sugar beets, iu fact evory variety
of vegetables that will tuatuiv in Ontario.
Though ilus whole suction is absolutely uuder the domination of the Hudson's Buy Company, a rule which it is .Ulli
cult io understand outside, there are a number of fanners
who are doing well, nn.l who will be wealthy when once
within reach of a market for their produce. A volume could
be written regarding their struggle, and it probably will be,
for our magazine writers were especially interested iu that
delail of lite in the tiorthlan.l; but a few illustrations may
suffice, 'lho company own and operate the mill, and they
will grind wheal for lhe fanners. But fhey will charge llunu
30 cents a bushol for doing so and will only grind 50 bushels
for uny one man. Hefore Ihey will accept the work, however,
the farmer must sign au agieeiuenl that lie will not sell or
barter any of the Hour, if he has butter to sell they will give
him _"i cents a pound for it, but the salt to put in the butter
to preserve it will cost hint llMy cents u puttnd. Twn pounds
of salt for a pound of butter is the rule all through that north
country, and the Hudson's Bay Company could luy salt down
in Port Vermilion at $10 a ton frum the natural deposits
along the northern rivor. Pnotor Wilson at the Port dis
missed tho subject with the statement that "We must, make
a small profit,''
The company will not buy beef cuttle, for they lmvo herds
of their own; Ihey import hog products rather than buy from
men in the country who could readily produco more than the
company could handle. Company ollicers state that they
would llko to see the country opened up, but they refused to
sign petitions to tho Govornmout asking that roads be cut.
'I'he reason given is that roads would upon the Hold to opposition trailers and fur buyers. Canadians will naturally
ask why a district as fertile as this and as large as four
nf the larger States in the middle west should bo held back
fur such a reason. Indications are that the time is not far
distant when this question will settle itself. World hittory
shows tlmt the forces of agriculture progress rapidly evon
aloug the lines of greatest resistance.
"A Hunter's Paradise," waa the name given the valley
of tho Peace by Emerson Hough, himself uu ardent hunter.
In three days we sighted 20 bears along the shore, and he
brought, three of thom aboard, a fourth falling to lho rille
of uur pilot, Jean Baptiste Showan. Bears, moose, ducks,
geese, prairie chickens and partridges were a part of our
daily menu all tho time we were north of 55, where tho game
law is framed to fit the needs of tha frontiersman.
Space forbids more than a brief reference to tho wonderful grand prairie, the inecca of our pilgrimage. It is a basin
of, roughly, 7,000 square miles, lightly wnoded in places and
well druiue.l and watered. It has a mild winter temperature,
so that horses and cattle range the yoar through, thotigh most
of the ranchers now on the ground put up hay for work
hurses and fur emergencies. Approximately 100,000 acros
have boon nomesteaded, und only abuut - per cent, is untillable. Tn date settlement has been retarded by tho ditlicul-
fclos of transportation and its cost. Trices for supplies range
from 150 per cent, higher than at Edmonton, to practical
prohibition on luxuries.
In the last sentence above lies the key of tho whole situation iu the north—tho oust of supplies. To-day it is no
country for a mnn wlio is not prepared to undergo hardships,
to do witl'.oi.'t thing.) which are uot in the list of absolute
net-es.sitics. A man tu go Ir. there nnw must be self reliant
and resourceful; in fact, ho must bo the stump of man wdio
hewed a homo out of the Ontario forests a century ago. Such
a man will do well and enjoy himself. Within the next throe
years, or when the railroads arrive, it will be the greatost
country in the worbl which offers free land tn tho homesteader. The govornmont policy of keeping it out of the
hands of tho speculator and for the homesteader cannot be
too highly commanded, for when the rush once starts it will
bo historic.
There are other prairies there which will be in the mouths
of every Canadian withiu the next half decade, the Pouce
Coupe, the Spirit River, the Cad otto, tho Bear Lake and
many others, but their general qualifications are all the same.
Tho district will support a population of millions, and already
thero ure thousands headed that wav or merelv waiting for
bettor trnnsport.    Jt is tbe Last North.
UNQUESTIONABLY, tho lake was out tliere (and unquestionably still is) somewhero in the heart of St. Ignace
Island. We wore as sure of thnt as we wero nf the
f.-u-ts that St. Ignace Island blocks the entrance lo N'ipigon
Bay, Lake Suporior, and that we were camping on St. Ignace
Island. Michael and Joe and Nish-i-shiu-i-wog, being all
amiable redmen and experienced guides and eager ever to
impart cheering information, to be corrected or retracted
umler ultimate compulsion, were perfectly sure tlmt they
knew just where to put their hands on that lako.
lu tho first place, the map showed the lake plainly and
alluringly. Moroover, being a garrulous and candid map,
even as Canadian maps go, it grew confidential, giving the
lake's lougth—six miles—and its population and "principal
products"—to wit.—"abounding in speckled trout." We
wanted vory much to find that lake; lirst because we aspired
to see just how utterly shameless in its mendacity the map
eould be; second, because we wanted to extend an angler's
greeting to those trout which had been "abounding" all
these fifteen years of that map's misled life with littlo or
nn encouragement; and, third, because we calculated that we
had at most but two days left nf a month's playtime in the
wilderness. The little pulp-wood steamer, J. 0. Ford, might
come puking her suub-uoso into the cove tomorrow and
whistle us arrogantly back to starched linen und the kindred
horrors of civilization.
So the Camp Boss arose from his II,B. blanket, stretched
himsolf toward tho white northern mnnn, kicked u log back
inlo the camp fire, and said: "Well—how about it? Who goes
after the lako?"
Of course he might have said "to the lake" and been
mon1 grammatical, but being a north-woodsman, the Oamp
Boss knew woll Ine elusivenoss nf whicli lake and map 111
cOOSplracv were capable. He knew that we'd have to sur
round that six mile lake and tire it oul and trip it up and
sit upon its heaving chest bofore we could properly '-al! it
our own.
'I'he verdict for a sunrise departure hike ward was unanimous; that is, virtually unanimous. The Indiuns didn't
vole al all, because this business of discussing and consulting
a roll of paper with ridiculous lines and letters ou it dis
justed them. Stovo was asking himself in what cuat-pockel
or in whoso tent or ou what rock bfl had left his pipe and
didn't hear. Af least, he pretended uol to hear. He foil
about the entire project of the lake trip precisely as the In
dinns felt about the map—and if that could be translated
into gnud, pure Chippewa idiom it might be printed hero with
propriety. Steve cnuld get all the exercise and adventure he
renlly ciavod by carrying his rod and h'shing-box from his
tent to the beach nr strolling over to the grub-tent. Had
he been given the power to arrange such matters, ho would
sit on a rock and cast. Kaiser-like, while the pick of Superior
roof-trout were driven up to his busy droppor-fly.
Billy Bald something sotto voce to Steve. It was something stinging and stimulating and subtly contemptuous.
Stove sprung to his feet and thundered: "I'll hIiow you
whether I'm a quitter ur not." And whon we had disentangled thom it wan perfectly evident that Steve was "going
after tho lake."
"Geosus" in stunning splendor was coming ovor the
eastern rim of Superior and screaming gulls were deep in the
serinus and eer.soless business of getting fed, whon we
tumbled out of blankets and raced lo beach ami bath, while
the nipping air made speed und comment unavoidable. Wheu
• he third relay had successfully brought Stcove to the open,
still clinging tn his blankets, wo breakfasted, then mado up
packs, sought out compass, fly-rod, and steel-rod, flies for
those for which the map prepared us and spinners for Ihose
thoy aro the piratical pike.
Also wo took a Bhot-gun for foolish spruce-hens, buck-
which lurk in greon lake bottoms whore trout aro not-—and
shotted shells for nn inhospitable bullmoose, a camera for
tho log-keeper, and a hatchet and spikes for raft-bnilding.
Michael and Joe carried, in their packs, a skillet, a tea-pot;
broad, bacon, stilt, a culinary equipment rudimentary in the
extreme,     Niah-i-snmiwog   remained   to   guard   tho   camp
against bears and itinorant fishermen.
Wo begnn tho ascent on tho ridge which rose from the
water like some giant lizard emerging irum the deep and
swept away upward to its radiai centre, "Old Bably," miles
inland. ■ old Baldy" we believed to be the headstone ot
tho six-mile lake, It's ridiculously simple to walk up one
of those Suporior ridges. Jt gives you a maximum apprecia
tion of yuur ability aiul acumen and a minimum eompreheu
sion of tho obstacle to be overcome, uud that, is always bad.
this particular ridge, after about half u mile, grow wearied
and bored with being a ridge and tried being a mountain
letting another promontory on the far side of a deep, thick
valley tako care of the ridge business for a while.
It is curious how all the sprawling, tangled, obstinate,
cunning, fnn-loving, congested, and cussed bushes of that
flora insisted upon settling in the valley bottoms aud leaving
the airy realty of the ridges aud hill-Sides without a market.
Stovo noticed it first, which, of course, was quite inevitable,
lie liad scorned our warning to disjoint his trout rod for the
trip. More tnat that, be had three vivacious und clinging flies
mi his leader. Also he hud a landing net hung around his
nock wilh nn elastic, whioh would cling to a twig and thon,
released, slap him smartly between tho shoulder blades. He
hail a net helmet enveloping his features and gauntlets
Ugalast the black-flies who loved him dearly.
When three flies, landing net. ami netting helmet enmesh
e.i themselves simultaneously in the vegetation, Steve would
M-i.'.o the opportunity to tell us frankly und fully what he
thought of the whole "fool jaunt" and the procession would
lake uut time tn dissociate Steve from his environment.
Out of Sieve's heuring wo nil remarked upon the obvious
Inequalities of tho going. Of courso, there was no trail,
save these which mouse and deer uud caribou bad mude and
those trails led everywhere ami anywhere. With bats pulled
Ovor our eyos wo pushed gropingly through dense spruce,
hemlock, juniper, swamp willow, ami lag alder thickets. We
Climbed over wind-rows and sunk into great logs I hnt looked
sound ami wero but dust. We plodded through caribou moss
lo the knees nml  tbiunderod  through  tumaraok-swnmps,
Stove's head-net early confirmed his judgment ami established its own ellU-aey." It incarcerated all the black-flies
nml doer-llios along with Steeve ami distracted their intentions from us entirely. They seemed to think it a lure intended for their exclusive divertiseiuent and sportive tastes.
When Steve discoverod the effects of this fatuous interpretation, ho wrathfully hung his bond-not upon a tag-abler
bush. We often speculate oven now how badly lhat bush has
been bitten,
We emerged from that rank valley and nimbus of tlios
at last and regained the ridge-radiation. Joe stopped us
and we heard tho music of trickling water, and between two
Norway pines, deep at their roots, we found the crystaltne
depths and wondrous refreshment of oue of those enchanted
springs with which a bountiful providence has equipped the
northern   forests.
On across tho plateau we moved, Stove's resting-respites
growing moro frequent, needful, and protracted. Wo broke
through a hedge of red birches and trailing pine nnd then a
great marvel and an expanse of surpassing loveliness burst
out upon us. We had come upon a country of giant cellars
and spruces, stretching away, on a slight incline, to the misty
mountain which loomed up, perhaps four miles away. Wild
roses made gay the whole wild color scheme of predominant
green, with blue hare-bolls iu tho rocks and yew ami juniper
and moose-maple. Tho country was open and wonderfully
park-like in its exquisite composition.
Our expressions of admiration wero awed whispers- -save
Stove's who, breath and utilitarian instinct returning together, declared fervently:
"Thero's a half-million foot of timber without u knothole."
And we fell upon iiim.
There wore blueberries there, too. And such blueberries!
—the uvornge size of a Malaga grape. Thoy nestled in tho
shadows of the rocks and swept away, a sheen of misty blue,
as far as the the eye could roach. Bear tracks showed we
were not the ouly appreciators of this luscious bounty.
Joe nosed ubout, while we gorged upon blueberries and
smoked und baited Steve. Indians«(rtww«rs' ito that—noso
about, 1 moan. Whon wo wore coasting Lake Superior, Joo
and Michael would disappear while we lunched aud return
triumphantly with a rabbit or a wolf-trap or an abandoned
moccasin or a rotting dog-sled—or some othor priceless
It was lunch-time when we heard the brook. Of course
Michael heard it first. Else what prerogatives aro there in
patriarchal dignity—nnd Michael eighty at least! Joe had
started the fire in a place so formally beautiful in its arrangement of cedars and shrubs and gay flowers that it left
us with the uncomfortable impression that we were picnicking on somebody's million-dollar country estate—somewhere
between the formal garden and tho tenuis lawn./ 'front for
lunch, obviously, is preferable to bacon. Tho Camp Boss
and Steve hearkened to the cull of the brook gurgling thoro
somewhero iu the greon shadows. It was (furious und stiniu-
luting, tho way Steve threw olf complete exhaustion, nay,
paralysis of mind aud body, when he heard the word "trout."
Tho water was boiling and Michael's cunningly-made teacups of birch-bark wero ready, when wo hoard shouts, lirst
of exultation, second, of apprehension—then shrill cries for
holp. Of courso, they were Stove's cries, Wo rushed to the
brook. It was a versatile and many-moodod little brook-
here and there a deep, green, mysterious pool—and theu a
stretch whore the gurgling water scarcely covered tho stones.
The Camp Boss had stationed Steve at a pool with his rod
and told him to do his worst.
Steve's first cast was, undoubtedly, nn invitation to the
largest and most democratic social event that pool had ever
known, 'iney rushed from all imoks and corners. Steve said
ho counted 1198 fighting for lus flies, The survival uf tho
fittest was quickly adjudicated and Steve found himself
hooked up with two very big, thoroughly frightened trout.
That was the cry of exultation. Theu thuse two fish did an
untraditiuiml and most reprehensible thing. Thev should
have circled round and round the pool until we euuld find
Steve's not for him. Instead oi that, they started down the
brook.   That was the cry of apprehension.
Steve followed ou, being the only thing he could do. Moreover, the pace was killing, because eveu a trout half out of
wator, sliding along on its side over moist stones is no lag.
gnrd. For fifty yards down that brook, falling down, got-
ting up, screaming fur holp, Steve went, paced by those two
trout. The trout know the turns botter, but Stove was making a pretty race of it, plucky ami spectacular, wheu wo
reached the brook.
Once he sprinted and overtook his pace-makers with a
splendid burst of speed. He tried to kick one into a clump
of alder bushes and grasp tho slippery body of the other with
palsied lingers. Then ho sal upou one, obviously to smother
it, und hurled shuddering curses upun the other, as he struck
savage blows at it with a eruokod stick. Michael netted
ihem and Steve accepted congratulations nn.l "entertained
at  lunch.''
Tho lake, tho six-mile lake, tho lake of our dreams nn.l
the lake of tho map-maker's mendiioity, wasn't far—aftor
lhat. In fact, Stevo hnd, 1 think, but two rests when
Iho blue sheen uud sparkle of it burst out upon us, ns we
rounded a sonlitiel-rock upon a shoulder of "Old Baldy."
Little lime wns squandered in congratulations. Thoro was
no unfolding of the starry banner or exchange of appropriate
dramatic umi maudlin sentiment. We hnd work tu do—speci
fically, a raft to build. We wanted to see just how expectant
ami appreciative "speckled trout" can be whon they havo
been "abounding" for generations without the interference
of tho "race suicide" pro ponents aud tho census man.
Wo started out sanely with tho purpose of having a raft
"built for comfort, not'spoed." After the first oflicial test
thoro was some logical ennjoeture oven about the "comfort."
Wo had two vory brilliant young ongineers among us—men
"sure to be hoard from"—you know tho kind. Billy, for
instance, had built numberless million-dollar railroad bridges,
but tho mechanical problem of tho raft bnfflcd him. Indeed,
iu a half hour more enginecrs-in-chiof resigned from the job
than havo come home from Panama for a presidential spanking. At last we turned it all over to Michaol and Joe, just
as ooch of us felt from thc first to be inevitable. Thoy did
it in, perhaps, fifteen minutes—nnd it was declared seaworthy and ample for three.
I don't know why Billy, Harry and I worn elected the
pri7.e-orow. but we were. Harry took Stovo's trout-rod aud
leader of flies. He meant to got at the bottom of this
"abounding" rumor. Billy equipped himself with a steel
rod and a "spinner." 1 manned a paddle of grotesque design
and we woro off amid chocrs from tho reviowingstnnds. The
work of keeping afloat—nbovo the knees—and dodging
Harry's hopeful back-oasts engaged *our miudfc for the first
few minutes. It was a nice point whether I preferred
Harry's flies or Billy's spinner-hooks, but I decided that, if
1 had any latitude of choice, I'd stick to Harry and his flies
us a gratuitous decoration of my ears or back-hair or cheeks,
We had swept out majestically a hundred yards from
share when it beenme evident that, if there was any "abounding" boing done in that lake, it wasn't tbe "speckled
trout" that were doing it.   We were discussing this further
mendacity on the part of the map—when the answer cams.
Billy had' just made a record-cast and was throwing rhetorical orchids at himself. He gave voice to a muttered exclamation and stnrted over tho side of the raft in response to a
vigorous summons thnt seemed tu e.ume aloug his Vine. We
grappled with him.
I'heu Billy's steel rod nnd reel and line aud spinner opened uii u surprising course of spontaneous action. The rod
doubled, tho ree! shrieked, and the end of the line weut
chassoiug nround the lake. Billy wus very pullid. Thon tha
fish broke water—-off about forty yards—and we looked at
one another with wonder, even terror, in our eyes, lt was
Monsieur Maskollungo that had been doing ull this geodetic
"abounding." Evidently, the 'lunge saw us when we saw
him—and, equally evidently, he was glad to see us. He
stnrted for tho raft with uo further ceremony or shenanuigan.
Billy enuldn't reel in fast enough, so a loop of tho line got
around Harry's leg. It must lm remembered how thoroughly
congested our quarters really were.
Tho reviewingstand ashore had hoard tho Splash the mus
kollungo had made and began tolling ns all nbout it—never,
apparently, for u moment supposing that the condition of
bolng so closely en rapport with a forty pound 'lunge could
muke nny possible difference with such splendid insouciance
as ours. Without this hypothesis, they must have thought we
were doing a Virginian reel or something ou that raft from
sheer lightness of henrt.
Harry tried to get his leg out of Billy's loop ami stow
his own line simultaneously, lie didn't really make a sue
cess of eider. He got two of his tlios into my trousers uud his
line around Billy's neck. That seemed to stimulate the
musky to I rosh feats of agility nud daring, llo began cut
ling ligure eights and spirals around the raft uud under it,
and, I think, over it. lit' had us tied up like Laoeoou an.l
sons in the grasp of the encircling snakes, wheu Billy, ut
tempting a quick turn, went through the raft to his arm pits.
1 tried to help him nnd pried off a log or two. Thon the
spikes began coming out.
Eaoh rush of the musky look away an integer in our file
tor of buoyancy, When the momont of final disintegration
came, Hurry and 1 began swimming. Billy, howevor, straddled the biggest lug nn.l bade the muskellungo lead on, which
the muskellungo forthwith did, Bad it not been for canvas
hat and briar pipe clenched in his tooth, Billy would have
passed very well for Aphrodite being towo.l Olympus-ward
by dolphins from her radiant bath. Barry and l wanted to
stick around and enjoy tho water fete, bnt we had a hundred
yard swim ahead of us. P rose tl tly Billy turned his rod over
to that avaricious musky and joined ns.
Of course, wo could have built a fire aud stripped and
dried our clothes. But Ihe black flics were showing much
too much enthusiasm. We decided to abandon tho secret of
the "abounding" rumor and break the crosscountry records
for camp, Soaked flannels do not make wilderness going
ensy, but they do provide a potent sort of incentive. The
Oamp Boss regretted that wo hadn't thrown Stevo into the
Michael gave us a very impressive exhibition of woodcraft when we were rea.lv to start. Ho took a look nt the
sotting sun, at tlut top of "Old Baldy," ami, thon, nt the
faraway cove on Lake Superior and that coveted camp-fire,
where Nish i-shin-i-wog's dinner was simmering and dry
clothes and hot things and groat good ohoor wore waiting.
Then Michael grunted and started briskly down the hill
side, already shadowing in the approach of evening. He
went straight, over hills, through dark valleys, canons, and
swamps, we stumbling after the old patriarch, and at last
wo emerged from tho thickets—within ton feet uf the crack
ling camp-fire which a huge boulder had entirely screened
from   onr  viow  as we  approached.
There was littlo political, ethical, esthetic, or piscatorial
discussion about the lire that uight—nu post prandial oratory.
Billy was too tired to bait Steve and Stevo was too tirod to
resent it, if Billy had. We staggered to our blankets from
a stupendous dinner and dropped straightway into that
profound, dreamless sleep of the uorthlaud.
It is a terrific shook to be awakened whon one is sleep
ing the delicious sleep of complete physical exhaustion, I
never ea-n forget that shock. At last I realized that it was
the Camp Boss's voice lhat f had been hearing for centuries.
lle had me by Iho log—and he was saying—ami repeating
many times:
"Up, ladS, quick. The Pord/s out in the cove—whistling
for us."
I sat up in my blankets nnd lunl an attack of vertigo--
just the nervous shod; anil terrific mental offort to grasp it
all after a brutally abrupt return from oblivion. The camp
fire was still burning low. The moon, too. was low aud
ghostly iu its faded brilliance. We built up the fire ami
lighted lanterns.   It is not nice to strike a five-tent camp at
2 a.m.; to dross in tho unbelievable eold; to pack wot clothes
with your bedding; to take duwn your rods and untie hard
knots and coiler-t scattered kits with numb fingers and sleep
.leadened minds, wliile nn impatient lake-captain blows hurry-
up whistles out there in the blackness of night-cloaked
Superior wifh only his purt  light tu shnw his sympafhy.
Tho sun was just piling up over the reefs and tho seagulls wero awakening to anothor workday, whon tho last.
boatload—thc Camp Boss and Joo und I—nftor a last look
around, pullett out. of that sanctified cove ami wont up on the
davits of the J. G. Ford. That last look around was tragic
but vastly disillusioning, because, contrasted with the horrors
of an abandoned camp site, oven civilization is bearable.
Then a bell in the engino room sounded tho knell—the knell
of another play day ended and another summer-idyl gone--
that's the real tragedy of it—gono forever.
DISCUSSING a recent motor car accident near Capo May,
New Jersey, in which five persons in an automobile
wore instantly killed hy an express train whieh crashed
into their car as it dashed'across tho railroad tracks, thu
Evening Post" of New York makes an interesting analysis
of the speed inauine and his attitude of mind. Tu part tho
Post" says:
"In these eireumstaneos, it mny seem harsh to say thut
what happened to these people, lamentable as it was, is but
tho natural und normal consequence of their conduct. Yet
such is plainly the ease. And if the truth of tho matter
should be brought clearly homo to oven a small proportion
of thoso whose automobiles are run on the same principles,
or want of principles, these four nutouiobilistB and their
ehaufl'eur will not have died in vain.
"Let us consider for a moment the state of mind that
this 'accident' implies. A 'waving fiold of full-grown corn,'
we aro told, hid the train from the viow of tho automobilists.
This will probably bo regarded by most persons as a circumstance mitigating the responsibility of lho uutninobilists, or
their chauffeur, for their own destruction. But precisely the
opposite is the caso as a moment's thought will show. Had
thero boon no obstruction to the view, the oceurronco might
bo set down ns one of those accidents which, somehow or
other, will happen in spite of everything we oan do. After
all precautions are taken, thore remains in every field of
human conduct a residue of error which cannot be guarded
against: n momentary Inpse of judgment, or attention, or
nerve, nr what not. will happen in Ihe most unaccountable
wny. Had tho viow boen unobstructed, thn disaster might
possibly havo boon due to one of these inexplicable lapses.
But what actually happened wns thnt the automobilo dashed
upon the tracks when it was impossible to see whether a
train wns approaching or not; and this indicates not a Inpse
of ottontion but n wrong attitude of mind. Thnl spoed
ninnin which makes peoplo forgetful of risks to others is apt
finally to make them forgetful of risks to themselves. To
dash at high spcod upon a railway track without doing whatever may bo necessary to seo whether a train is npproaching
is to invite self-destruction; and when it comes, the result
must bo regarded as simply tho working out of a plain law
of probability, nnd nnt as an accident boyond ono's control.
"Nor is it only tho question of danger that is important
in this matter of the speed mania. Tho mania is in itself
an evil, It oonvorts what ought to be a cheerful and bracing pleasure into nn unwholesome oxcitoment. It transforms
what ought to bo one of the most delightful of nil modes
of travelling into what cannot properly bc dignified by the
name of travel at all. Instead of Boeing a country, getting
its flavor, enjoying its peculiarities, and partaking of its
attractions, the' speeding nutomobilist chuins himself dowo
to hiB program of getting ovor the ground, and becomes
absorbed in the monotonous physical satisfaction of his swift
motion by day and tho inane contemplation of his record
whon ho restsat night. Thore is something about tho whole
matter that reminds one of tho stupefying fnscination of a
drug habit. Probnbly nino out of ten who indulge in the
senseless practice do so becnuse others do it, and would enjoy
a thousandfold more the proper uso of tho automobile at a
reasonable speed if only they, or somebody for them, had
sonsc enough to think of this nltoriiutive. Tn the meanwhile,
they will go on in thoir stupidity, their recklessness, their
brutal disregard of the rights of othors; nnd wo can only
hope thnt when such a disaster occura as that on which wo
have commented, there will bo a few at least who will take
the lesson homo to thoir mind and their conscience," Tt* MtASDSB. CUMBERLAND, B.C
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Liverpool, England.
Looal Agent
sayward land mntrict
Di-tHcliJ *»y«nrd
Take nol ice tlini VVI limn H 11 ff. I
Onnrtonay, B 0., nteupatl ■ hunk •>■• '«
er, intend, lo apply (or protean
to purrhaao tlm fnlluwiuu rie.cribid Und.
Commencing nt a i" h plan ad a, rli
newt mutorly mil nl Duel' I. ki', ihenci
wu ' 00c ..-in-, tltuncu ■ utb  60 chains
thenee ens'60  linin'.   "  no rth 80
ciiim n pnlnt "I   e u in. nc< nie.t,  uui
containing 480 ai-ren mor.' nr leii.
William I). Hon,
Kejjinail C rwnlien, Ann
Dated May 30. h, 1012.
Change advertuemente for
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this office not later than
10 a. m. on Thuraday.
tin. Simou will gire laesons on the
pieno at her home in Jerusalem, formerly
owned by Hr. lama* Stewart, at eay
tisM by appointment, exeept Taeodays
Sayward Land DUtrict
Diitrict of 3. y ward
Take notion   that Itbel  Hardy,   nf
Mirchingt n, Kngland, oc upa inn iia,ili
«rami, ii' ends hi apply fnr permiaainn
urcham 'li   f. Iluwingdettribed lands:
Oi onitinetnstat a pti«> planted at lhe N.
E   crner Tabu Limit 38103. thence
* uth 40 chain*; thenee eaet 80 chaina
hence north 20 chain,; tbence in an ir
regular line n rth and  weit slung  the
In .ch 80 ' hai' a to puin'   of commence-
ment   cnn' »ii'i r 300 -ores more or lose.
Itbil Hardy a plic n>.
R eiual.i Oarai'hen, agut.
.ted May 28 h, 1012.
Sayward Lstid Di«trict.
Diatrict nf Sayward
T-lte  notice   that  Annie Had., of
Urchin .'on.   E'i|il"t'd. lintrfe   woman,
tendi   tu   apply   fer   permiauion to
' ichaae the followingdeserib.d lands:—
C mniencinir at a pint planted on    he
e ch ahnut 40 chaina in a nnrthwetteily
ilinction   (mm     the nnrthweet nrner
at  >.f Timber  Limit  38102;   thenee
4,-et 40 ohaina; thenoe north 40 chaina;
hence  in  an  irregular line along the
li ach a uth and ear 80 chain! to pni't nf
umienoement, and conulng 100 acres
mure ur leu. Arnii Hardy,
Reginald Oirwithsn, agent
Di ed May 28th, 1912.
Diet riot uf Sayward.
'eke nutice that F. R Ftaaer Biaene,
f C u< enay, B. 0., uccupatiun real ea-
. e agent intende te apply fur per.
iniuinii tu porch its the following de
icribnd lands:— C uiuienriin at a pni
planted near the bank and abuut 40rhaina
a -tt hfr m theni"et tturtherly end i fDuuk
L ke, thenee weat 80c ni a, the ce imrth
UO chains,'hence e.s 40 ch.tua, th'nee
• ii li 41) i li n«. henc eaat 40 chaina,
tneneuanuth 40chainst" pnint nfootn
"lencement. enutainiiu' 480 acrea mute
u. 1. .a F»a CIS RAstskY praser Biscos.
Rtgtnal Caraithen, Agent.
U. ■ d M y 30th, 1912
Diitrict of aayward
Take notice tln.t Wi ham Q.   McKean.
uf Onurteiiay, B 0., ocoup.tinn inetch n
intendetn apply fnipirniiisioi in purchaae
hase tbe following described landa: Cum-
menetng at a pnat planted at  'he   m at
nnrtherly end of Dunk Like, and   u th*
ureek flowing "U' nf ami  D,.ck   1,1.
'banes noith 80 chauta. thenc.    in 4"
uhaine, thenc, S"Uth 40  nha' -.   'It   ot
eaat 40 chains, thenc, «■ uth 40 ottaiun.
weat 80 ohaina, In pnint    f  eunmence
ment, and cunt din"d 48'i xcrea mure or
less.        William O. MiKeak,
Reginald Oarwi' lien, *Ka t ~
Dated May 30th, 1*12.
Ha. w rd L nd Diatrict
Dim not of sayward
T«ke milieu that Tlmuiau Holmes, of
l'n hury, Eng. nccupatiuu gentleman,
I'tenda'u apply fur permission tn pur-
■ lime the f' llnwing denoriWd lands:—
0'iniii- cinKat n p. >.t planted at the mont
n ii     }   ll" ■    I) cl. 1. Vi    Ii  m.utl'
80 rli..".- th tie .ii ni' ..a renMeil)
tree im 80 chain, rhuhre at right etigt'S
mn    80uhitiii>, tlu-ioe   ai   right uuglei
*e-l 80 Cltnlun, IU I till uf commence
tlteitt and euiilainiu. 600 cien tnnre ur
leu. Thohah Holmes,
 R ,/lllalv Ot, gjthon, age'.t.
D.ied U., S0.u, 1912.
Sayward Land Diatrict
District of Say ward.
Take notioe that Bertha Holmes, of
Tutbury,    England,    married  woman,
in tind. to apply fur permiulnn to p«f
ohi-e the f'll-.win.    deer.ribod  lands:—
O iiimencing at, a pnat planted ons mile
weat and 20 uhaine north fmm tbe aouth
weat corner p. sr. nf T L. 39760, thenee
eaet 80 chaina. thenoe sunth 80 chains,
tbenee west 80 ohais, thenoe north 80
chains tn pnint of commencement,  sad
conrainii'i! 840 aerae mure or lew.
Bertha Holmss,
Rkoinald CAkwrrasit, tgsnt
Dated It .v 80th, 1912
Dintriot of 8ayward
Take notice that Edward WaUoo, ef
Nuwoastle on Tyne, England, oocnpstioa
laud surveyor, intenda to apply for pes-
miiainn to purchaae the following described   lands:—Commencing st s post
planted 6 chaina fr. m tbe northwest corner of T. L 39782, thenee north tt
uhains, thenee east 8u ohains, thenoe south
20 cbaini, thenee weat 80 ehaina ta point
uf enmmeneement, and enntsining 180
acrei mure nr leu.       EdwaSD Waisoh,
Reginald  Oarwithsn, Agsnt
Dated May Slat 1912.
DlMritt ef Sayward
Take nutice that Katie Wstssa, sf
Newcaatle on Tyne, Eng., occupation
married woman, intendi tu apply tor per-
million to purchaae the following deserib
ed landn,— Commencing at a poat planted
20c1.»im aouth frum the auuthweet eorner
nnetofT L. 39760, thenee eaat 80 ebaina
thenee i orth 20 chains, tbonoe wsat 80
chain,, thenee snuth 20 ohaina to point st
commencement, snd containing 180 scree
more ur leu. Katis Watsos.
Reginald Carwithen, Agsnt
D.ted May 31st 1912.
Diitrict of HarwaiS.
Take notice that J. R Johnson, of
Conrtena), B, 0 , nccupatiuu hotelkeeper,
intenda to apply for permission to
purchaae the fulluwing deecrlbed lands'—
Commencing ata poet planted on tha
easterly bauk or ai le uf Duck Lake snd
ibuut 80 chaius nurth fmm the molt south
erlj e. d  f said D tck Lake, thenoe esst
80 en ina,  li ine a uii. 80 chaina, t
went 80 chaina tn the naid southerly Slid
f Du k Lake, ihence in an irregular line
nnrth 80chain- to point of commencement
and cuuiuiiiiuk 800 .ores mure or lass.
J. R. JoHNnON,
Reginald Oarwithsn, sgsnt.
The Rainbow Colony and the
(By Ncrrman S. Rauknri)
1M1E trainman openod tlic car door
abruptly; thrust in his shaggy
bead aud bellowed "Sedgewlokl"
I awoko witli :i start, and Bat up. The
.ram was dashing across the prairies of
Central Alberto at a forty-mile clip. 1
lopkod out of the window and blinked;
tired with tho long day's run, I must
have fallen asleep, and slept, I don'l
know how long.
"Sodgowickr' 1 ochoed, questioning
ly.   "Sedgewlckt   What's thattf'
"Tin- Rainbow Colony." he answered,
with n grin, banging the iloor behind
bim, and passing 'Sown tho aisle; "the
home of tne ' Ready Mndeis.' "
"Rainbow Colony, 'Ready*Maders't"
I queried, meditatlvi ly, turning to tho
man at my Bide. "Whal on earth doos
ke mean by Rainbow Colony and
"Oh. he's tfllkln' 'Ihuu the ready
made farms eolony, back In the couutry
thnr. Tliey culls lei the Rainbow I "I
nnv' cause o' the barns and the houses
Win' nil painted dlfferen' colors. They'a
fer them British settlers w'ot'a comin'
ont in tho spring; thoy dubs thom
'Beady-Naders' too"—nud he laughed
"Is* that boJ" I replied, Interestedly.
"You don'l Bayl I bollovo I 'vo heurd
af this ready-made farm scheme; but I
didn't think it wns up In this purt. of
Hie country. I Imagined it wus iocnted
it a place called trriwnno, or [rricaua,
or something liko that, down on the
Irrigated lands."
"Ves, but that's the other ready-made
farm proposition," be answered, "the
Kindergarten Colony w'ot wuz nettled
ap by them Britishers this spring, That's
down in th' Irrigation Block near Calgary,"
"Why do you call it the Kindergarten
Colony f"
" 'Cause it's the furst of it« kind
ii Canader," he replied, "an' on a
■nnller bcuIo. Thnt wuz a sorter experiment, yo see, an' it met with auch sue-
eeas like, that they got busy with this
here one. Them farms wuz only eighty
acres or so, which WUZ big enuf for irrigated farms, bnt this Rainbow Colony
is a corker, an' no mistake; this is the
real goods."
"How sot" I asked.
"Well, as 1 .list sed, the farms in the
Sedgewlck Colony is bigger—consider-
sbly bigger'h the irrigated ones—and
rans from IHO to ,120 acres. Course, like
the Irricana ones, they's fenced, hev
fifty acres broke an' set t' cropa, a well
llgged, an' n ilwellin' and bam build-
"That sounds good to me," T snid. "I
luppose there's no trouble In getting
settlers for them!"
"Trouble! Trouble! Yes, thero sure
is lots o' trouble, but not in gettin' settlers for the farms; it's gettin' farms
fer the settlers thnt makes the trouble.
Fer tho fifty farms in this hero colony,
ready for occupation in the spring, there
ie received over a thousand applications
—good, experienced men, too, farmers
irho hev made a specialty o' horse breed
tn', chicken raisin', dairyin', and sich
tikp. Each man's a specialist in his
jwii particular line, a winner in the
business, But, Lord, mun!" he broke
jft, excitedly, "whar you bin livin' not
ter hev heard tell o.' this roady-made
farm project? The press's bin full o'
"I live at the Coast," T saiil apologetically, "and am rather out of touch
with fanning interests, ray business is
[umbering and cunning, and 1 have
mighty little time outside these interests for anything els.*, f tun tell you.
But about these farms—what size are
the houses?"
"They are 20 by 24. lath an' plaster
inside, painted outside, and nicely finished."
"(ireat. Scott!" chimed in a Some-
Header in front, who had been an eager
listener to our conversation; "lath an'
plaster, did ye say'/ Lath an' plaster,
in' paint, an' finish? I knows formers
who's been in this distric' fer ten year
—prosp'rous, porgresslve termers, too—
wlm hain't got no lath an' plaster on
their houses—who's still livin' in the
'rigina] shacks they builded when they
tuk up th' Inn'. Talk 'bout Homo,
■tweet Home! These * Ready-Maders* has
$ot  it skinned a mile."
"Yea, they're purty swell, no doubt
STbout that; they's tho real thing, alright, alright. There ain't no heruship
ji roughin' it in th' West in one cr
them mansions, If them British farmers corned out here under Indopenden'
.onditinns, an' went ter forming fer
themselves, it w'd I"1 five year or more
if.ne thev u hev :i honfli an' fence like
wttt that thar Rainbow Colony's givin'
them. 'Sides." he added, "Ihnr's a<
good barn, with sta Min ' fer eight beasts,
ind a toft ft r six ton o' hav, and every-
"W'ots the damage." interrupted the
Homesteader, "W'ol they has ter coughi
ip!" |
"Tho voioo o1 the lon' an' tbe un-1
provement, I b'lleve, but with the pay-
men's mado easy—sorter pnyw'en ye
fin kind o' arrangement, extended over,
ten year. If th' man's any good at a!l,|
%t all, he'll make his pavilion's regular-
like off'n his crop, This here Sedgowlck
listrict grows crops, 1 tell ye. At th'i
Pair las' week, tho Quv'men' inspector,!
He sed, 't weren't no liet ler crops any-1
whar's this season. Winter wheat, it'
•en' 47 bushel, an' oats, they wen' 02,"
"It's like getting money from home,"
f admitted,
" It sure is," put in the Homesteader,
mthiisiasticnlty, "it sure is; w'en one
sensiders the number o' settlers a-flow-j
In' inter this district from the south.
Over 200,000 immigrants coined inter
Cnnaiier last year, an' moro'B a-comin'
shis year. Ve can't get no good Ian'
aow in any desirable locality, 'thout
pnyin' fer it. My homestead's thirty
mile back near the Flagstaff Range, but.
chore ain't no more ter be picked up
ib.n'side mine, and you kin bet I don't
Sum mine loose fer less'n a good llgger
—not on yer tintype Sinee preparations fer them then1 ' licady-Maders' ter
«ime inter tlu1 Sedgowlck district, In-
lividual landowner's prices lies jump
dp some il'i per rent. But w'ot does
for pay fer break'n'?"
"Four dollars au acre, though nt the
beginnln' it onlv cost three an' a half."
"An' discin'?"
"Fifty cents."
"An* harrowin't"
' 'Thirty-live cents, ilune three times.''
"tiakes  ah vel   that   mus'   leave  the
froun' in swell condition!" ejaculated
he Uumt'sleiiiler,   "Three times! Fancy
i man a walkin ' inter u farm liko that,
vlt' lhe house all ready, au' welcoming.
uC tln> burn panned an' noo, an' ine
nniiie   broke,  an'   the  crops  a'peepm'
mt.   Shucks!   Sounds like :i pipe dream
er me,
"W'en  1  struck  this hey country,
wi-nty yonr aguud, thar weren't no llv-
n' bquI nearer my holdln' than twenty
ii lie, au' them, utily blamed Indian--, i
ell yer, it  wn/. tough in them timos, 1
'rowed   up  a   sod   hut,   'longsido  mo
louple o' tents, wit' a lean-to born fer
h1 minimis, an1 got down tor business
ll' besl  way I eud.    None o' ver Iuth-
nu' plaster wub waltlu1 for tnoj uono o1
ycr fences, an' uono o' yer woll. Won
tvli ti r i "mi', it were coldor'n blasos, an'
mo nnlmals stray'd  'way au' gol  lus'
down by the big coulee, au1 were like
to freeze tor dent'; thore weren't uo
fences thom days, nor railroads ter bring
iu   tho   daily   papers,  an'   modem   COU-
ven'ences nn' thln's,    I tell ye, them
British 'Ready-Maders' is mighty lucky.
Soma peoples eortaluly d<> n«'t  nil ihe
luck.    I  portaged water from  fivo mile.
till I digged a well.   Settlin' then, an'
settlin'  now, the way them   Britishers
is going ter do, is two entirely ditVeren'
" 'Course, they has ter hev some capital ter start, with," put; in thc former;
"enuf initial deposit, an' ter put inter
stock an' feed an' furniture on arrivin',
and inter farm machinery. If a man has
thet, an' his application is accepted, he
forniH one o' the party bro't out by th'
Canadian Pacific Railway tor the
"Sort ot Cook's Tour party," I sug
"Well, kinder that way; inasmuch es
their comfor' is look'd urter on tho voyage over, an' across thc contineu', 't
is. an' they don' let 'em looso until
they's placed right on th' f rou' door
step o' their new homes."
"Cook don' do no better'n that,"
said the Homesteader. "But how does
they give th' forms! Isn't some better'n others?"
"No, they's all jist alike—liko roady-
made clothes—one 'xactly same as th'
other, the only difference bein' that
some lies a bit nearer ter the railroad
than others."
"Well, that's better, if ye askt me
'bout it. There suro'11 be some scrap-
pin' amongst them furrincrs, when thoy
"No. there won't," said the former;
"there won't bo a darn scrap. They
draw lots fer 'em before they come.-;
they rolls the bones, as 't were. Each
one settles on thc ferm whose number
he draws. That away, they ain't no disputes ntween them w'en thoy sees the
property. They goes w'ere they draws."
"Well, gentlemen," I said, rising,
"these are days of modernism aud advancement, I '11 admit. This is the age
of flying machines, automobiles, aud
phonographs; but I've seldom heard of
a more progressive scheme than this. J
frankly agree with yon. I should say, as
you do, that these British immigrants
are very lucky fellows indeed, for they
have nine chances out of len to succeed,
and reacli independence at a jump, A
man eae'i just fail, if he's any good!
at all." And I nodded "g'od-bye" as
1 passed down tho car.
IP it's sport you want, good fishin' and
huntin', you'd best come back with
The speaker was a fisherman from
British Columbia, a mar. who had his
_,iort and earned his bread in a llttlo
fishing smack on the Fraser River and
along the Pacific, coast. He hud come
back east to see "the folks," and they
lunl expected him to stay, but ue would
not, no, uot yet. Maybe in n few years,
when he was ton old to fish, or do much
inything, lie might come back, but
hr did not know. There was a something in the swish of the tide aud the
inell of the ocean and the rock of his
little fisuiug smack out there that was
acalling to him, and he wanted tt) go,
Many a tourist who has visited tlio
Pacific coast and who has bcen fortunate enough lo see the fishing boats
leave Steveston on a Sunday evening
will understand the desire of the lisli -
orman in return to the life tlmt would
nlwnys br- a-cnlllng him. Hundreds of
boats gather in for the closo time, which
is from iJ o'clock Saturday morning until i; o'clock Sunday evening, to allow
Hie fish to get up the rivers to the
spawning ground. Promptly at the hour
of rolcuBO the little white sailboats, like
a flock of large birds, unfurl their wings
and skim out over the water. At lirst
they appear to be going together, but
Boon they an- spread far and wide over
the rolling waves, dancing gaily along
north, south, east nud west, until one
by one thev disappear, each cureless
little craft on a deadly purpose bent.
Although fishing is spoken of as one
of the lending industries of British Columbia, and there are some twelve thousand men engaged in fishing aud iu the
canneries, the fringe of the industry has
not yet oeen cut. Some idea of where
British Columbia will stand in this industry in the future may be glean eil
from thc fact that, although tho average
annua! output for several years has been
over six million dollars, SO per cent, of
this is credited to salmon alone, which,
except, halibut, is the only fish that has
been taken in large quantities for commercial purposes.
Thc reason that the salmon has fallen
such an easy victim to mnn is due to
its habits, and, by the way, thc name
salmon does not properly belong to any
fish In the Pacific. However, they have
become the commercial salmon of the
world, TllO so-called salmon is similar
In form and habits to thoso found in
the Atlantic, but their life history is
different, that-is, ho far as it is known,
which as yet is but slightly. But that
slightly reveals whnt man wonld call a
tragedy,    Maybo in fish life it in nnt.
The Sock-eyo or Blueback salmon is
commercially the most important fish in
British Columbia, and, like the other
kinds of salmon, it generally deposits
the spawn in lake fed or luko feeding
streams, tho first of tho run pushing up
lu tiie extreme head waters. This ron
Is where tho tragedy begins. Ever}
fourth year ia called "tho big yoar,
the following yCar "the lean year."
Why this iu hu uu one can tell, although
mauy theories have beeu otferud. un
tins fourth year the run in the Frasei
Kiver has been known to bc so great
Unit the fish have crowded and Bhovoil
iu their eagerness to get up until Minn
have been left oil the banks tu die, umi
others have been bruised and battered
iu the crowd. But many fish reach tin
doslrod spawning grounds, and here if
the lisli Iragedv. As soon as the spawi
Is deposited tho tish ilie, both male ami
fonialo. Some mini impulse urges thin
<>n until they fulfil their mission in life,
and theu maybe they hear the call tu
ihe "fishes' paradise" where men do
not fish. Anyway, whatever happen-,
they die without a Bt niggle. A peeullat
feature of this large run every fourth
year in the Fraser is that it has n*
marked counterpart in uny other rive:
in the Province or un tho ,coast.
No on-> has yet bootl nble to tell the
life history of the young. It is ne:
km,wii now long they live in the Presl
\v:iicr before going out to sen, nor in
anything known of Uu ir food In
grounds in the salt wat or. It is be
fleved thoy must live in the open sen,
for they ure never found in lhe bay-
aiul inlets, which aie su numeruiis along
the coast, nor is anything seen of Ihen.
again until the*fourth yeur, when there
is another mad rush for the head water
and after Hint dead fish line thr shore
or float, belly up, down the river.
Fishermen claim that fish have been
marked in the big year wheu on theii'
wny back to the ocean and that the
same fish have been caught the fourth
year nfter. This, however, has not
been authenticated.
A peculiar thing about the sulmon is
the distortion the hends of the males
undergo when going up the rivers. The
Dog salmon and the Humpback get tlieir
names because of this distortion. These,
and also the Spring salmon and the
Ooho, are valuable commercially in Brit'
ish Columbia.
Since so much has boen written about
the unc.leanliness of canned meats, canned salmon has come in for its share of
doubt, but a visit to a ennning factory
in British Columbia usually dispels all
qualms. Thero wns a time when much
of the work in tho factories was done
by hand, but that time is past, except
in the smaller factories. In tho old
days the fish were counted and put on
taldes, behind which Chinnmen stood
with large knives, and cut off the heads
and tails and removed thc entrails. Now
beside tbe table a large machine called
the "Iron Chink" docs the worn of
many Chinamen. Then in days gone
by Indians washed thc fish aud scnl
them on to be cut into pieces of a convenient size to go iuto cans. This work
was done by hand, but now machinery
does it all. After tne salmon is packet!
in the cans, the cans are all soldered
and are then put into test tanks. Here,
if any flaws in soldering nre detected,
the cans are set aside. If not, they
are placed in a setort and subjected to
a very high degree of heat which thoroughly conks thc fish. The cans are
again" tested and then conveyed to the
labelling and packing rooms. Care is
taken lo insure cleanliness, aud to pie-
vent contamination of all kinds.
Halibut, as mentioned before, are
commercially next in importance to the
salmon, and they are found in great
numbers in the north Pacific Ocean, But
as yet only those banks most, easily
reached have been fished, and they only
to a limited extent. The halibut takeu
average about fiO pounds, although thoy
hnvo been known to weigh as high as
.1(10 pounds. Tho larger ones arc, however, not quite so good for commercial
purposes. "British Columbia boasts many
other fish which might be of greut vnlue
commercially, such as cod. herring.
sturgeon, smelt, ami many others, but.
so far. owing to the desire of capital to
go to the salmon fisheries, where the
results aro quick and sure, and nlso
to the lack nr a good market, these fish
have not been used commercially so
much as they will bc when their value
becomes better known.        .
But if it Is sport, and not money, that
is wanted, it may be had amid thc most
beautiful scenery, beside dozens of clear
flowing rivers, and hundreds of crystal
lakes. Vancouver Island hns as yet the
most noted fishing resorts, but there is
scarcely any place thnt one cannot "go
fishin'."" and have reason to expect a
good catch nf salmon trout or white fish.
The Kootonay and Southern Yale are
becoming noted as fishing resorts, and
as the Province is opened up morn lakes
and rivers will attract the man who
finds pleasure with a hook nnd lino.
British Columbia cannot help having
a large fishing Industry for it has a
const tine, including Vancouver Island
and the Queen Chnrlotte Islands, of 15,-
Q00 miles, protected from the ocean
storms by thousands of islands and all
the coast waters are teeming with life,
life from the tiny sardine to the mighty
whale. And the great advance made in
salmon canning is but an Instance of
whnt may be expected in the future.
The first salmon cannery was established on the Fraser River in 1*70. and
in that vear bnt H.NOO eases were seni
out, valued nt $46,840. In 1900, 029,400
cases were packed, valued at $;i.n(,Hl.,i32,
In 1905, which was a big year, the pack
amounted to l.lfiS.OflO crises valued at
*5.riS:i.nnn. Tn that year, for the first
lime in its history, British Columbia
superseded Nova Scotia as thc banner
fish-producing Province of Canada.
But thore is one danger that threatens the salmon fishing industry of
British Columbia, the same dance- that
threatens always whon game or fish arc
too easily taken, and that is, that with
so many clever devices for capturing the
salmon before they enter the rivers not
enough muy reach the spawning grounds
tn keep up thc supply. Restrictive
legislation has been attempted, but has
tot proven very suecessful. To lessen
the. danger the Canadian authorities
have established several fish hatcheries.
The first was built at Hon Accord on
the Fraser River in 1S84, and since then
nine others hnve been established, nnd
the Dominion Fisheries Commission has
recommended the establishment of several more,
ft would seem that it would not be
necessnry for a large number of fish
to reach'the spawning grounds, for It is
estimated that ench female salmon deposits not less thnn 35,000 eggs, so that
if all were hatched, and wunn to maturity, no river would be lare;e enough
to h/.M them. But it. is likely thnt not
more thnn four per cont. arc even hatch
ed, and of these a largo number eome to
_inof bef&re tlieir four yeurs of life art
nver, and they return to perform their
function in the perpetuation of the
The cost uf an ordinary fishing boai
Used in salmon and coast fishing is abuul
$BH). To this must be added the fixings-
such as nets, lines, hooks, anchors,
buoys, etc., which cuu be procured fur
about $75, The capital nt present em
ployed in the fishing industry of British
i'oluiuliin, including whaling and seal
lishing, is about 14,050,800, and th"
value of the output fur 1908 was $0,
The whale and seal fisheries, whieh
were ant mentioned above, are of snme
value. The Pacific Wlm I ing Company
has been operating for over four years,
ts average cntch being over 000 wbuloa
annually. This compauy employs fast
steamers  which dash  up beside the  uu
BUS| ting  monster,  and   kill  it   with  n
machine gun. The most common whale
in British Columbia is the Sulphur Boi
torn, which weighs on an average do
I.m-, and is worlh over $500, The Right
whale is more rare, but it is as valuable
as ii is mre, and is worlh $10,00(1. Olhei
whales nre the llumpbnek mid Finback
whuh are less valuable than the Sulphur
The huni ft.r seals in the fnr nortli
was ut one time a profitable Industry
but owing to restrictions ns a result id'
the Behring Sea award the business lint
decreased, until in 10OS th.' catch way
onlv 4,054 skin, ns compared with fill,
000 skins in 1001.
Waste and Folly of War
WAR has apparently lust its high
position as the chief of alt
crimes and thc sum of all villainies. It has degenerated into mere
destructive foolishness, When a modem war is over, the victor has sutVered
uboul as much as the vanquished, und
neither has any real profit lu show for
the frightful pouring out of life and
read in u striking book
ppeared that it is dawn
nds of civilized nations
everything else, must be
by  thought
tiiat has jusl
ing  on   the   u
that war, like
judged by iis net  result
is  nu  longer  kept
AN Englishman in Portugal, writing
in the National Review, gives a
most, lugubrious nccount of the
state of affairs iu Portugal. Everything, tie says, is going to wrack and
"So fnr tho Portuguese Republic has
carried out no reforms of any value.
It has only aggravated the disorder that
formerly prevailed in all departments
of public life. Its legislation hus been
incoherent. It evidently lacks men of
judgment and experience.
"What makes the middle classes still
more doubtful about tho Republic is the
stoppage of trade that nas resulted in
Lisbon sinee its establishment. The best
families arc leaving, and the shopkeepers nnd merchants find that they
are badly out of pocket in consequence.
There seems indeed to be nn exodus of
well-to-do people from the country,
"Tn Portugal tliere were at one time
during November about one hundred
different strikes going on simultaneous
ly. To name a few of the concerns
whose employes struck, there wore the
Lisbon Gas and Klcctric Compnny; Lisbon Trnmcar Company; several important railways; weaving mills; flour mills;
ferry-boats; boot factories; cork works;
saw mills; silk weavers; swine killers.
On November 17 even the students of
lho Industrial Institute-~to thn number
of two hundred—went ou strike. Schoolboys went on strike, and so did mid
wives! Tn one day thc Piarin de Notices  chronicled   twenty-four  strikes,
"Aceorainjr to Senhor Mnehado dos
Santos, the mnn whn mafic the revolution, nnd is now editing thc lnt ran-
Bigennt, tlic strikes, the indiscipline in
the army, and a number oi other things
all point to the necessity for the I'm
visional Oovernment placing in leading
positions throughout the country the
marine ofllce'rs who actually tool; purl
in the revolt."
'TV) know wli e tli or the oven is of the
1 right heat fnr pastry, a piece of
paper should be plnced on the shelf
on wliich the pics or cukes arc to stand.
If it turns a light brown after a. few
moments the heat is correct. Should
the paper become a deep yellow, a cou
foctfoner would know that ihe tempera
tine was right for such items as sponge
cukes a'nd light buns and biscuits.
If water bo of little use when clean
Ing lamp chimneys wdiich have become
very much blackened with smoke, the
experiment should be tried of mixing
a little spirits of wine with the water.
This will remove the grease which is
contained in tho lampblack.
A rustv gate can be cleaned with
little trouble if it be blackleadcd and
then left for twenty four hours, or even
for a couple of dnys. The blackload
will absorb the rust, and the steel can
be polished in the ordinary way.
Vuu can clean wliite paint with warm
water, using a little whiting on the
washcloth and rinsing afterward with
clear water.
'o prevent white fabrics, such as
tulle or silk evening gowns, choice bice
or crepe shawls, frum becoming yellow
when packed uwuy, sprinkle bits of
white wax freely among tho folds.
To remove the smell of fresh paint,
put a pail of cold water in the room,
and change every two or three huirs.
A few drops of lavender scattered
through a bookcase $ft a dosed room
will save ft library from mold in damp
i'iithcr. /
Sunk new brooms in strong hot salt
water beforo using; this toughens the
bristles, and makes the brooms last
Rugs hnve a tiresome way uf em I
ng up at the comers, which spoils their
appearance, and in the eud the cor
ners get torn away. To provide against
this, directly a rug is bought bind it
oil the outer edge with stout Holland or
furnlturj webbing.
Scatter unslaked lime around the corners of the cellar; this will absorb any
damp uud dispel insects.
A large clean marble boiled in milk,
porridge, custards, sauces, will automatically do the stirring as the liquid
boils, nnd so prevent burning.
To prevent 'a stopper from becoming
fixed iu a glasstbottle, wipe over ground
part of glnss with a little salad oil, To
remove a fixed stopper from a bottle oi
decanter, wring a cloth from very hot
water and wrap around neck Of bottle.
This causes glass neck to expand, and
the stopper can easily be removed.
A broom when not, iu uso should always be placed in a holder to fit it.
Those who wish to make one Humid
place two large screws into the wall,
about two inches apart. Drop the broom
between these, handle downward, nnd it
will wear u very long time.
Raisins are easily stoned if first
steened for a few minutes in boiling
Stains on knives mny bu removed by
rubbinir with n raw potato dipped iu
hathhrich dust.
about the trophies of Millindcs; Alexander no longer is to weep because
'here uie nu more worlds to conquer.
The existence uf a modern Napoleon
is ImpoBslblo, And why? Because war
really docs not pay; a ruin incuts ure
futile; nnd so Ihe author, who Writes
under the uom de plume of Norman
Angell, finds f'rnm his "Study of tho
Relation of Military Power in' the Nations to their Economic Soolul tVdvau
luges." thut war will end when the
govornmonts of the earth roallzo what
theso advantages really are.
Confiscation of property by oonquosl
iu wnr, nuuoxatlon or territory, ur col
(.nidation, ciinnut add lo Ihe prosperity
nr riches of the victorious government,
snys this writor in his remarkable vol-
nine, which bears as its mnin title "The
Oreat Illusion." In faet. the conqueror
in a war becomes eventually the chief
sulTerer. In the dnys of ancient Rome
fhe property of one nation could indeed
bo bodily transferred, in tho shapo of
Bla ves or commodities of value, to the
territory of another nation} in tho Middle Ages tangible wealth in the shape
of coin or other valuables wns easily
carried oft as booty. Spanish adventurers could strip Americn of her gold nnd
English admirals despoil thc Spanish
treasure ships. Bnt this is not the case
in these days of banks, credit, telegraph, and telephone, says this author,
who expounds his main thesis in the
columns of the Daily Mail (London),
as follows;
"My contention is that by reason of
certnin economic phenomena peculiar *o
our generat ioit—a syuchronized bank
rate the world over, reacting bourses,
and so on, largely the result of telegraph and telephone development during
the last thirty yenrs—modern wealth
has become intnngible in so far as nili-
tary conquest is concerned, in that confiscation is bound to react injuriously
on lhe cenflscator, and that, consequently it is impossible for oue country to
enrich itself by subjugating another or
by annexation; thnt, in short, conquest
can no longer pay."
Mr. "Angell" elaborates this theory
at greater length in his book, which
is being published simultaneously in
the capitals of all the great Kuropeau
powers und is spoken of with commendation by many competent critics.
Ttie Edinburgh Review declares that
the volume uill bring about "a rcvolu
(inn more fundamental than that nf
1750." "This book may in years tu
come prove to lie tin- Magna Charta
i-f a new time." . . . "It is a great
achievement nud an original and amazing work," says Public Opinion (London.. According to ihe Nation, another
London publication, "no piece of pol
Iticnl thinking has in recent years more
stirred tne world which controls the
movement  of politics."
The position taken by Mr. "Angell"
he ill.isrrnles in his book by hypothetical as well as by net nal examples,
Would Oermany be any richer, or (ler-
man citizens have one penny morf in
their pocKets, if Holland were annexed
by tht> Oermnn Kmpiref lie talks of
the pan Oermnnists of the Km pire as
hypotbeticntly succeeding "in grouping
into one groat Pr/wer all tue peofdes
of the Oermnn ic race ur language in
Kurope." and remarks:
"Let   us assume, that  at   the cost of
great    sacrifice,   the   greatest   saciifit c
which il is possible lo imagine a modern
lvill?.cd  nation making, lhis has been
ccompllahed;   and   that   Belgium   and
Holland and Oermany, Switzerland, and
Austria   hnvo  all  become   part   of  the
great   iJorman  hegemony;   is there one
Unnry Oermnn citizeu who would be
Ie to'say that his well-being had in
»ased   by  such  a  change?    Oermany
mid then 'own' Holland.   Put would
single German ciiizcn  be tho rlehei
for the ownership!   The Hollander, from
aving been the citizen, of a small and
iisignifieant   state,   would   become   the
itizen of a very great one.    Would the
tidlviduitl  Hollander be any the richer
r uny the better.    We kuow that, ns
matter of fact, neither the Oermnn
nr the  Hollander would  be one  whit
lhe  better,  ami   we   know,  also,  as   a
matter of fact, that  ia al! human prod
ability, they would be a great deal the
worse,    Wo muy. indeed, sny the  Hoi
lander would eertiiinly be the worse in
thnt   he  would  havcoxchnilged   fhe  relatively  light  taxation  and  light  military   service  of  Holland   for  the  mueh
licnvlor   taxation  and  the  much   longer
military service of tho 'great' Oerman
Putting aside all sentimental chauvinism and jingoism, und coming down tit
actual economic facts, he declares that
navies, great nr small, cannot control
the prosperity of nations, and "the
great illusion is that men are speculating about a war, an Invasion, or a victory which could hnve uo influence on
thu money markets id the world. To
quote his words:
"We nre concerned with the case of
fully civilized rival nations in fully
occupied territory, and the fact of con
[tiering such territory gives to the con
queror no material ndvantage which he
eould not have had without conquest.
And in these conditions—the realities
of thc political world ns we find it to-
lay—'domination,' or 'predominance
nf armament,' or the 'command of the
sen,' can do nothing for commerce nnd
industry or general well-being; wo may
build fifty Dreadnoughts and not sell
so much a* a penknife the morn in consequence. We might conouer Oermany
to-morrow, nnd she find that we could
not. because of the fact, make a single
Knglishman a shilling's worth tho richer in consequenco, the war indemnity
A good exumple of the futility of
conquest by the sword is furnished by
the results of thc Krancu Prutthian Wai,
by wnicli Oermany gained a vast mui
as indemnity and a huge slice of terri
tory. Yet Mr. Angell says of this, that
"from n money point uf view thc mosi
successful war ever recorded in hint
"If lhe general proposition last co*
quest pays were sound, and if thc
results of the war were a uy thing like
as brilliant as they arc represented,
money should be cheaper and mor*
plentiful iu Oeruiany than In Knuu-v
and credit, public and private, should
be sounder. Well, it is the exact N
verse which is the ense. As u nol
result of the whole thing Oermany was
ten years after the wnr, n good deal
worse olV financially thnn her vanquish
el rival, and was at thnl dale Irynig
ns she is frying to-dny, to borrow iiiuium
from lur victim, Within twent. m out hi
of the payment of lhe last of thc in
deninily the bank rate was higher i*
Derlln than in Paris, imd we kuow that
Uismarck's later life was clouded In
the spectacle of whit he regarded Ht
this absurd miracle: the vanquished Tt
covering more quickly than lhe victor
We have the testimony of his own
Speeches to this fact, and tu the fnct
tiiaI Kianee wealhered the financ.in'
Btorma of ISTS 7!» a great deal betUi
than did Oeruiany. And to-day whfp
Oermany is compelled to pay nearly 4
per cont, ior monev, Franco can Hcenn
it. for :t.
"By any test thnt you care to Apply
Prance, the vanquished, is bettor eft
than Germany, the victor. The Krcnck
people are, as ft whole, more protqieroim.
more comfortable, more economically
secure, with greater reserve of saving*
nud all the moral and social advantage
that, go therewith than aro the (let
mans, a fact expressed briefly by the
French KcntCB standing at DS and Ger
man Consols at 811."
'PME alleged "bomb factory" in thr
L Kast End of London, which war
said to hnvo been unearthed b>
the detectives working on the Hound*,
ditch murders, has turned out to \>v
merely nn ordinary bur^Inr'a nr».o»ai
containing, amongst other things *
store of certnin high explosives ased b»
expert cracksmen.
This was only what might hare Ivic
expected. The Illicit manufacture bf
bombs is a very rare crime in Kngland
while the cases where they have book
exploded with criminal intent are so U-vt
ami far between that they can be const
ed on the fingers of one hand.
One notorious instance, however, din
occur in 1894, when a man named Bow
din   plotted   lo   blow   up  Oreenwich  («.
Burvntory with a bomb of his own man*
fnctnro. Hut it exploded premature^
and lie himself was the only sufferer,
In 1803; tuo, a Mr. Kichards. of Brotfl
stairs, was killed by a bomb whuh wn.
sent to him by parcel post, while so fai
bnek as I SSI a man named Daly_madi
some bombs, which he intended, had tit
not been arrest-d, lo have thrown from
the Strangers' Gallery of the 1L.uk* <»f
Commons on to the Speaker's table.
At Liverpool, in 1881, a bomb was w
tually thrown al lhe Town Mall, ai«l
exploded, doing some damage. The po?
pel ratios were arrested, ami tvnt intf
oonal servitude. This same un'mppT
fate also overlook three would Iw bomb
makers at Walsall, in LS:*.:, aud in Um
don soon afterwards two Italians, ar
rested with unloaded home-made huralw
in their posession, were similarly (mn
HOW many women ns thev tske ef
from their iressing t.tbles thf
dainty cut glass bottles of their
favorite perfume ever give a thought it
the many intricate and interesting pro
cesses lhal have lo bo gone throned
i i order lo provide these delight fui
scents/ Possibly only a few have ever
heard of Grasso, tin- quaint idd town
of thc Maritime Alps, which is Ihi
centre of lhe poetic industry of sccni
making, and from whence are exported
to the four comers of the earth the raw
materials nnd essences used by thf
manufacturers of perfumery and' pom
The secret of extracting the perfume
of flowers and preserving it was known
to the people iu the south of France
over 600 years ngu, and the Industry
has now growc to such an extent thai
whole districts are devoted to Hie nil
llvation of llowers for perfume. Te
give some idea of the vast ness of flif
buaineaa it need only be mentioned tlmt
the amount of rose leaves handled in *
month reaches lhe ninn/.ing total of n
quarter of a million pounds, nml almosl
a similar weight of the petals of nrutigl
llowers, tuberose, jonquil and violet ar<
also used.
All these leaves are picked bv hamt
inlo baskets, divided and sorted at thf
factory before being taken lo the dis
tiJIery to undergo tlic process known ar
masceiation. by wliich the perfume is
first absorbed by grease uud then trans
ferred to alcohol.
This process of mnsceratton emiRiuH
of steeping tho flowers in heated fal.
whore tliey nre left until nil their
Btrength is extineted. after whieh they
aro drained in wooden trays aud later
subjected to hydraulic prcusure. Thc
fat which haB absorbed the cshoiicos of
the flowera has now become pomade, and
is sent in tbis form to perfumer* all
over the world, who by means nf al
cohol extract its swectnw«. After being robbed of its perfume tho pomade
is finally made into cakes of sonp.
The most oxpensive perfume is, of
course, nttar of roses, and it. roquirot
no less than forty-eight pounds of rose
leaves to make one i»ram of oil.
During tue flowering months of April.
May, June and duly tha fields around
Orasse arc literally alive with sunny
faced men, women and children gnthrY
ing the fragrant harveat.
ft may bc interesting to mention that
thn basis of all perfUmea consists' of
eight flowerH—ihe. rose, ornoge blossom,
violet, jonquil,, mignonette, jasmine.
tuberose nnd cassia, and although near
ly al! other flowers and also sconted
woods, herbs, iris root and lavender arc
nropsed Into vc-vlc*. they mernly pet :»
useful assistants.
HOW we fly to our furs at the Ilrst nip in flic air, ami
bow pleased wo are to twine them around us, however unwelcome winter may be in other respects! It
is vory much a case of "twining" just now, I'or the fur
stoics, probably to compete with the mull's, are getting wider
end wider. Tho stole we considered iimple a year ago seems
iimigiiiflennt now, nml the muff we considered Immense «
mor* pigmy. A girl I know hns freshened her last winter's
set most cleverly. The edges of her stole and inulT had
Buffered, and so she bethought herself of giving to both of
them a border of really marvellous imitation Persian lamb.
N»t only are stole and muff now wider, but  infinitely su-
Eluo Satin Tailor Gowu
perior iu efi'ect. I have an idea lhat the suit, of fur, a thing
oft oner seen in Paris than in Loudon, might be evolved
rather well from fabrics which simulate tins or that a suit
ei. say, velveteen might lie trimmed with imitation Persian
lauib, or mule cloth with the equally wonderful imitation
Then, to talk of costly things, have you noticed how
very much the element of design is entering inlo the com-
position of the fur set, how aa ermine set is almost sure to
bo cunningly planned with borders of skunk, fox, or even
molchkini' Apropos of this, very soft nml charming is the
union of tailless ermine and smoked fo\'. Admirable, too,
is the merging of ermine and tuolesUin, but not so ollVctive
an when the bordering fur is of the fluffy long-haired description. Another new and delightful idea is the using
of white nud black loxsltins together, A very notable sot
Imd the mull' of black fox. bordered each side with white,
tud in the stole the white fox skins crossed from shoulder
to shoulder at the back. The sable stole, au item now only
t« be bought by the wealthy, is still occasionally made wide
on the shoulder after Ihe pelerine idea, toil La more often
arranged as a long, wide nud straight scarf, ami is frequently lined with ermine. The tails with wliich formerly the
sable stole was profusely adorned are now relegated to thc
endit of tho stole, whilst the ermine lining, if there bo one,
nill probably have its tails also reserved to decorate the
•uds ouly, where lliey arc sewn tlat on the fnr. This is
altogether a good idea, iu my opinion, as 1 have never thought
ermine tails dangle successfully. With regard to lhe fur
trimming ol' coats, apart from the fur set, huve you uol iced
how popular is the "high to thc neck" build of coat finished with a close, cosy tine of fur at the throat/ Several oi
the velvet suits I have scon huve this cosy, picturesque
touch. Indeed, what wilh big muffs aiul sloles, and hats lhat,
like ft helmet, protect tho whole heud, cosiness forms n con-
h|hcuuiis feature of thc present day fashions.
An evening coat that I admired was of Persian blue
charmeusn, nml had, tight up to Iho chin, a line of chinchilla, whicli was, of course, echoed ut the wrist, and massive
motif's of chinchilla gray embroidery fastening Ihe coat to
the side, I uui much enamored of the motif matching the
fir, although it is not at the moment a conspicuous feature.
Muny of the fur and velvet coats are also cut high to the
neck, with generally a sido fastening, this giving them something of the Russian air, especially when the line of fur
encircling the coat is carried down to border lhe double-
breasted ell'ect and is finished with lovely buttons, or else
occasional square motifs to serve the same end. Fashion will
tccasionally indulge in extremes, and many of the long
oonts have lung, bold, draped revers. The "happy medium"
is at the moment conspicuous by its absonco where details
are concerned, these in many cases being daring, even when
Ue principal garment is governed by the spirit of moderation. A girl who garbs herself in a decorous suit uf serge,
which ia sufllciently roomy in the skirt to permit her to walk
easily, will throw over it a monstrously big fur set, will woman immensely wide hnt, and will carry a handbag dangling
from extraordinarily long, plaited cord handles which indeed
permit of the bag being slung over the shoulder to take
care of itself.
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Though the leading Paris dressmakers and milliners
Iftiinch the majority of their Hanson's models at the beginning of the spring and nil tu inn, their fertile brains uro constantly crenting some new surprise for us throughout the
year. We notice every fresh nttempt on the pnrt. of these
important ostnbPshmnots either nt the •••"•■•<■■ •'••-' rMlor.
skating rinks or at the afternoon bridge, receptions and dress
rehearsals. Of lute, a novel arrangement of jet for evening
wear has come to the fore, and I noted the revival of jet
trimmings and tunics, n fashion that has been discarded
since the last twelve or fourtoen months. Hut a skilful
Paris couturier has again introduced thc spangled and
fringed tunic, and, judging from the way this material is
now adopted, there is every reason to believe that jet will
once moro become first favorite. The dress thut created
somewhat of a sensation at this particular dress rehearsal
was in cerise Liberty satin veiled with pink mousseline do
soie. Thc muslin wus covered in its turn with the fringed
jet tunic. The novel effect here consisted of it gold tulle
scarf fringed with gold beads draped uround the figure a In
Carmen, lu this manner one side of tim black nnd pink
bodice wns not veiled with the gold, The combination of
theso four thin materials in difVeront colorings was ox-
A frock I saw the other day was of charineuHo right
away down to a point midway between the knee and the
instep, whence it wns bordered with black velvet headed
by skunk. Worthy of note, too, is an all-in-one frock of
whilo crepe do chine, striped with black velvet, bordered
from a little below tho knees with plain black velvet, tins,
of course, repeated on the bodice, Then tho exclusive cou-
tnrior is blending Ottoman silk nnd velvet, a blending one
might expect lo be heavy if it were not for tho extreme
simplicity and skitnpiness of the bifild of both frocks and
tailor suits at fhe moment. A frock of dark green Ottoman
silk was bordered with dark green velvet, and owned a coat
of the velvet with skunk bordering the base of the sleeves
and outlining the neck. Thc coat was cut high in the double-
breastod fashion, a chnrocterlstic of wliich I havo a word
to say. This making of a coat high to the neck, which 1
have noticed in both tailor suits and big evening coats, is
another instance of the desiro to get away from tho expected. In the latter case 1 consider it a very sensible movo
and a reform us well, the result being most becoming when
tho tour do eon is of chinchilla or ermine. Foiling fur, T
have known a velvet, a satin, or even a cloth coat, finished
by a stole eravat of the throw-over kind, mado of tho fabric
.-■■;"-:":   ■ T.' ';:.%.:
BroitSCbwantZ Jacket and Velvet Gowu
of the cloak. That the ends were prettily fringed and weight
ed will go without saying. This Iligh-tC-the-uccl. build bus
a pleasnut harmony of line wilh the side fastening that one
sees in so many of lhe newest coats. A very protty coat
of blaek velvet, which its owner is using for bolh day ami
evening, is trimmed with natural gray opposum. Fastening
high to the neck, wilh just such a stole ns I have devribe I
of the opposum, the coat is double-breasted, bur from the
waist wraps so mueh to the left, that the fastening is ,is
far around us the side line of the figure. The fastening consists of a row of good-sized braided buttons over whieh slip
loops of rat-tail, reaching to the base of the coat. It is
lined with satin in n lovely shade of pink, nlmost salmon,
and nround tko edge of this lining runs a plait of silver
Kussinn braid, a very pretty finish. Another means by
which exclusive fashion strikes a different note is thc sub
stituting of crepe satin for the ordinary kind. T nm not at
all sum that the crepe satin is as beautiful as the plain, but
it is n change and more expensive, and theroforo not so
neccssiblo to nil, 1 saw a rather good coat and skirt recently in blnck crepe satin, but I attributed most of its
elegance to the very slim figure of its wearer.
V\J UV do so many wuineii fail to ren
V*      li/.e that at  uo other timo are
their  boots  and   undorskirt   so
plainly in ovldence us iu outdoor exor
cises and sportsf
It is a matter for surprise that a wo
man who understands the need of a special skirt uud coat of some sort for the
open air docs not grasp tho fact thai
her hoots arc of tho greatest importance,
and her underskirt, if sho wears one,
scarcely less so.
The woman who knows what is lit will
select a plain, substantial boot, black or
tan, dull-finished, waterproof, with sensible ■ heels and laced, for her walks or
spurts. The high heel, tho bright finish,
the buttoned closing, aro all out of place
Oil lhe boot intended for strenuous wear,
This bout Bhould be of a conservative,
standard mako, and rigidly destitute of
any "fancy" features of stitching and
slyle. Its laces should nlwnys look
strung and new, nml the frayed, knotted shoestring should never be tolerated. Have always ut hand a bunch of
new strings, whether bluck or brown,
and then the sudden breuk which so often happens in the procoss of lacing will
never find ynu unfurnished. Keep the
heels absolutely straight by frequent
trips to the repairer's, ami always dn
wet bonis over trees that fit them. This
will keep them iu good shape, and you
will find that your care will amply repay you, for wellcared-for boots wear
long and look well until completely worn
out. Wheu you buy your bonis, usk thn
salesman's advice about dressing for tho
leather, und follow il, for people who
bundle leatlier all the time nre very
wise about its proper troutmont.
An astonishing number of mon observe, iu the minutest fashion, women's
feet and how they aro shod. Do not
lie found wanting when you come under
scrutiny in that respect, nnd remember
that whilo the defects of houso shoos
may pass unobserved under long skirtB,
tho short skirts aud free movement of
open-air lifo throw the foot into great
For the outing underskirt it is well
worth while to go to some troublo nud
expense for the fascinating effect of a
pretty flounce that appears nnd disappears in tho quick motions of skating,
country walking, etc., is n distinct element of feminine charm. Of course, for
rain the underskirt should be durable,
and of a material thnt could stand a
visit to the tub, if necessary, to remove
ull stnin of mud. But the fair weathor
uutdun.r skirt has a different purpose and
can therefore havo different materials
und stylo.
A silk or sateen foundation, mado
perfect-lifting on tho new close-fit linns,
will do nway with all unsightly bunches
of strings. A material of silky surface
will be found moro practical because
tho heavy outdoor skirt slides and
hangs easily over it. Tho jersey-top pot-
ticonts aro not good for this purpose because the skirt sticks to their rough
fibres. Of course, if tho jersey top is
woven of silk, that would make it all
right for thc garment, now under con-
sideration. ,
Make your skirt knee-length, on the
modified habit-back pattern, but wide
enough for the freest motions. Then
mako or buy ono of tho now adjustable
flounces that cnn bo had in so many
charming colors and effects, and put it
onto the body of your skirt with the
clever little drawstring, Presto! Your
little plain, simply-mudc petticoat becomes at ouce a garment of charm and
distinctiou. A clever womnn who can
make her own simpler clothes cnn easily
construct- this underskirt for herself,
and if she makes or buys several of the
uew adjustable flounces sho can keep
her outing underskirt in perfect harmony with the touch of color she shows
at waist or neck or in her outing hat
or cap. There is an indescribable look
of refinement and "class" about the
woman who shows taste and fastidiousness throughout her ont iro wardrobe.
Boar in mind that clothes themselves
can be 'nther attractive or repellent.
Theiv is no need of having any but the
former kind.
rPH'K Knglish women design and wear
L their outing eloi lies better than
any other women in lhe world, so
a cosmopolitan observer has declared.
The reason is not far to seek. N'o other
civilized women live out of doors as
much as Ihey do. They walk and ride,
drive and motor with their menfolk;
they shoot and tish. play tennis golf
ami hockey, go mountain-climbing iu
the summer and skutlng and skiing iu
'inter, and naturally the Bngllsll tailors
and outfitters have seen to it that appropriate and becoming clothes can be
furnitlicd for all these activities. The
Knglish   climate   requires  a  protecting
A plague of snails on the coast of Ceylon is assuming
serious proportions, Millions of snnils arc to ho found, and
some of them weigh as much tis a pound. The snails have
begnn feeding on the ynnnjr c.nennnu1 trecp and it is feared
that they may attack tbo young rubber trees.
Mrs. Henry J. J.icques Found a Spcody
Roliof for All Her Troubles, and Now
Enjoys tho Best of Health
St.   Rose du   Lac,  Man.—(Special)—
That Heart Disease is one of the refills
of   disordered   Kidneys,   nnd   is   consequently easily cured by Dodd's Kidney
I'ills, is the experience of Mis. Henry J.
Jacques of this  place.
"My heart troubled me all the time,"
said .Mrs. Jacques in an interview.
" And I knew what terrible results
might follow. The fad thai my limbs
would swell and my baek ache led me
to bollovo that I a Imi suffered from
Kidney Disease, ro I determined to try
Dodd's Kfdlioy I'i IK I bought four
boxes, and before I had finished the
third box tue swelllrg was gone, my
back was well, ami my heart no longer
I roubled me. T am now in the best
of health, and I owe il all to Dodd's
Kidney Pills."
Heart Disease is one of the troubles
that come from unhealthy Kidneys.
They fail to strain the impurities out
of the blood, and Ihoso impurities arc
bound to ntiect the heart, which is the
engino thut. propels 'he blood through
the bodv. To cure Henri Disease euro
the Kidnevs wilh Dodd's Kidney P'lls;
to prevent Heart Disease keep the Kidneys tnneu up aed healthy by using
Dodd's Kidney Pills.
Winchester Repeating Shotguns are
not only safe to shoot, but sure to
shoot. They are easy to load or unload,easy to take down or put together,
and strong and reliable In every
way. That's why the U. S. Ordnance
Board endorsed them as being safe,
sure, strong and simple. Over 450,000
satisfied sportsmen are using them.
Stick to 1 Winchester and Yoa Wool Get Stick
Wtwehetter Gem wni Wiwehetter Ammenitio't—tke tsrf
Brwwd-wr* Mwiw tf £weh Oilier and Said Evetywhen
garment, Knglish sport culls for u durable garment, and the Knglish woman,
herself the last und most. Important fue-
toi, insists, ou a becoming garment, and
the result is a combination of excellencies in the clothea thomsclves that placo
thom among the very best, ,
Thero is oue characteristic of tho Continental and tho Knglish woman, too,
lhat is distinctly refreshing to the American observer—thoy uever follow any
style in the almost shoeplike fashion
that so often makes ouo particular thing
a perfect "craze" throughout tho United Ktates, so that wherever ouo goes,
north, south, east or west, ull tho women appear fo have subscribed to one
oue single fashion book and to havo
scrupulously obeyed its dictates.
The Knglish woman does otherwise, lf
the popular mako of sweater docsu't
suit her, she calmly disregards it and
belts herself into u becoming Norfolk
jacket thnt reveals all hor most feminine curves. She has nover neglected tho
iinn-o'-Shunter cap, which iu America
has been given over to childhood, and
she still wears it on hcr yacht, on the
moors, on the links. She will not bo deprived of the convenience of pockets in
her outing clothes, and insists on having them in her coat nnd skirt. Sko
sensibly wears thick outing boots that
protect her feet from the wet, and her
waterproof skirt will withstand a heavy
rain. Underneath this outing skirt sho
wears in winter the warm knit ".(nickers," as she calls the knee-length divided garment that enables her to dispense
with all troublesome underskirts. All
her outing things, for travel, for bad
weather and for Bports aro most curo-
fully planned, and she never makes the
profound esthetic mistake of allowing
any silly attempt at mere prettiness iu
an outdoor article that the first bad
day or hard day would, she knows perfectly well, reduce to a pitiful rag.
There seems to be no good reason why
the American woman should not adopt
the good points of tho Knglish woman's
wardrobe aud mnke them all her own
in her own charming way. Then we
should see no more of walking boots
with high heels or trimmed sweaters-
heaven deliver us—and similar offences
against' fitness and good taste. The
style and finish of a garment should na*
luriilly come from tho nature of its material and its destined use. This is especially true of outing clothes.
A SUPPLY of waler is essential to
tho health of nil farm animals.
Jt should be ut their disposal all
the time. But us this is not possible
while the animals are at work, certain
restrictions should bo exercised in the
caso of working animals. This is especially necessary in the case of the
horse, because his stomach is smaller in
proportion to his size thuu of the other
domestic animals, and us a consequonco
he is more liable to suffer from digestive
troubles than nre iiiminnnts, in the case
of the slomach being overloaded with
waler or anything else. A great variety
of opinions is expressed as to just how,
when and where horses should get their
waler; some men will water before feeding, sonic after, ninl some will allow a
horse nil Ihe water he wants and others
will restrict him. And each thinks he
has the best plan, and as men uf all
those opinions will show line, healthy-
looking horses as the result of their
treatment, it would almost lead an uninterested observer to think it didn't
make much difference what plan was
adopted. However, n study of the heallh
of animals as related to water seems tu
point strongly to the theory thai in order to give a horse the best possible
chance of digesting his food he should
gel his water first and the solid part of
his food afterward.
Horses should be watered before
breakfast, It will probably tako some
time and trouble to educate them to do
this, as most horses will icfiise to ili ink
till after helng fed. A little porscvor'
ance, however, will accomplish it all
rlghl and the owner will be repaid for
his trouble by tllO increased thrift of
his louses. Thoy will make a bettor use
of Ihe food Ihey eet, will not be so like
ly (0 sutler from digestive troubles, and
be iu Oil-round better condition.
There are two reasons for this: Firstly, the water whieh a liorse drinks remains only for a very shorl time iu the
slomach, but is soon washed back Into
the i litest Sues. As u consequonco if a
horse (afler having eaten n hearty
meal) is fflvon a drink of waler. a con
atdernblo portion of the food which he
ate will bo pushed inlo fhe intestines
with the water, and that iiimh food will
be lost to tne pnrposo for wliich it was
intended, vi/.., the nourishment of the
body. And. secondly, not only are Ihose
particles of food lost, but they ate ipiite
liable to dorango the healthy action of
the intestines by setting np colic, some
form of Indigestion or diarrhoea. On
lhe other hand, wnen n horse has had
his water firsf nnd his solid food after,
bv the time he has eaten only a small
piirt of his breakfast the water will all
have passed cn out of the stomach, uo
solids will have been washed out nnd
the digestive fluids will have a much
better chnncr to do Minir work nrnper-
ly thun if dilutod with a quantity of
The most obstinate corns aud warts
fail to resist !lolloway*s Corn Cure. Trv
wuter. It is always proper to let a
horse have a little water after hli meal,
too, but if he has taken a good drink
before his meat he will not take very
much after It.
It is not wise to nllow a very thirsty
horse all the water ho will drink, either
before or affer a severe work or after
feeding, If a horse has doue some very
heavy work from which he is excessively weuiv he should not be ulloweil much
waler till he has rested a while. (Jive
him 11 little, and after au hour or two
of rest give him all he wants, tt jb
also bad practice to put a liorse to any
severe exercise, such as fust driving or
moving heavy loads, immediately after
having laken a hearty drink, bacnune
thu engorged stomach is pressing forward against thc lung space ami crowding the lungs to such un extent that
they cannot properly perform their natural functions. This is especially noticeable in the case of a horso with
heaves. Such an animal should (if at
all possible) bo watered ofteu ami only
u little at a time; ot course, a full drink
always to be allowed at night,
A horso is seldom too warm U water.
Ho may be sweating very freely and
yet not be so very much heated; he certainly is not -likely to be so very hot
as to render it dangerouii to allow him
ut least a littlo water. It ia a very
cruel thing to put a thirsty horse in the
stall and compel! him to munch bin hay
nnd oats wliile his mouth and throat
are parches with thirst and his whole
system crying out for water. It may
be laid down as a rule that a liorse doing uny kind of ordinary work under
ordinary conditions is not too hot to '
water even though he mny bc sweating
freely. This is especially the case if
the animal has been used to it. If a
farmer in the spring months starts to
water ins team when they eome iu to
dinner from the fields, even though tbey
bo a little warm, ho need have no fear
when summer comes if he briugs them
in some uot day from the binder apparently quite warm to let thom have
all tho water thev want. Of course, exceptions to this rule may occur; a little
discretion is desirable in everything, but
farm horses are not too hot to water
nearly as often as many horse owners
SMofi's Gun
quickly slops Luurfb.s. cures colds, hcnlr
tbe throat ood luatfs •       J»fl  |s
Age is uo barrier to the wonderful,
soothing, healing properties of (IIN
I'll,I.S, lho great Canadian Kidney
Cure. We have on record many letters
from men ami women of (in, Iio, 70. 75,
Si) and over, testifying to the great relief thev received' from taking (UN
Mr. Samuel Martin of Strathroy. Oul.
Buffered for twenty years, with misery
in his back. Some mouths ago, ho
tried GIN PILLS and after taking only
three boxes, was entirely cured. Mr.
Martin is now 85 years of age and
oujova the robust heallh of a vigorous
man of .sixty, thanks to (UN PILLS.
All elderly people are troubled, more
or less, wilh Kidney aud Bladder
Trouble, uud pain and weakness in the
back. GIN PILLS ore a guaranteed
Cine fyr all these mi?.fortunes. Money
promptly refunded if they fail to givj
complete satisfaction.
500. a box ii for $2.50. Sample box
free if you writo us, mentioning lhis
paper. National Drug and Chemical
Co.,   Dept.   If.P.,  Tioonlo.
Caret Sprang Tendon.
Collar and Saddle Galls
"I 1st* w—t fe— •»**«■ Cum ew e fpnsf
fmim MlfclMfllWlltoMi IMS mi—nil!
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Spavin Core
_tw%leeee_9twhmmewtetm_mm **•»*
m—v% Und*!)■«(•**Om tea tttonO?mm*
■ilUou of iWIm em tern man.
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i-t KemieVe ***kriww*t, iLwweeiw-
ffwtt Wb.iywu ter •! —»st 4a*Wt,rrlr«v7
tf Mr tank "A TmMm ta Tte tUna'-U'a 6m
—«w write m a
ML l. J. ktNDAU ce„ iMkoi piiu. n 999
t       .piirnisliin*  Establishment
The Big Store
Here is a rare opportunity to
secure Fashionable Lingerie at
astonishing prices.
Do not miss this opportunity,      Everything marked in
plain figures on a Red Ticket.
Ladies' Waists,, Corset Covers,
Drawers, Nightgowns,
Underskirts, Aprons.
Dainty White and Colored Dresses, in the Newest Styles
and Correct Trimmings.
SPECIAL PBICES on Curtain Muslins.
A full range of Matting Eugs — at every
All Whitenear Goes. Everything marked in plain.
Simon Hr & Co, I
Dency Smith
(Opposite Courtenay Opera House.)
Latest Paris and New York
Hats and Bonnets Executed in Any Style.
Is now open for business
with a nice fresh stock of
every thing good to eat.
Men's Pit P»oots, Underwear.
Overalls, Shirts, Etc., Etc.
McRae, Acton & Hayman
Dunsmuir A ven
(Sicldall's Tailor Shop.)
It would be to the advantage of intending
Purchasers to insjiecl onr large stock of well
known Pianos before malting a Jinn! select-  .
ion.    Our stack is comprised in part of the
Gerhard Heintzman
Kofeler & Campbell.
Morris, and
Weiler Pianos.
Fletcher Bros.
The Music House,    Nanaimo, B.C.
School, Diamond Ciiossinci.
SEALED TKNDETiS, superscribed
■•Tender tor School-house, Diamond
Crossing," will ho received liy the
Honourable   the   Minister  nf  L'nlilin
SEALEDTJSNDlSnS, addressed to
the Postmaster General,  will be   re-
celved at Otlnwii uo.il noon, on   Fri-
dny, llie 2(itli July, ID 12; for the mi
veyuiKv nl II is Majesty's  Mails, on a
proposed ruiiirnef for four years,   tluee
World up to 12 o'clock  noon, of Wed-1 Ljiiios   per   week   each way, betweeli
nesdiiy, I.hel2ili duy  of June,   I9H.|(JUJIBB1U/1N0 tind
for the erection and  plaiion of a M'/.'IN'fiVAU'.
hirgi one-i n frame  ael 1 house nt r.do ro.-iilrncp of Sir, N. Harvey, in the
Diauiond Crossing In  iho  NewciutluU||lltu g„| | pimHot, where ii  piini-
Eleoioral Distriot, B.C. i  ... ,      .,;,,.■        .,
'   , .,, , jotttcu   oinv  lie established,   Irom   the
'nos. si illc us, contrnct, mnl •  .,        .     ,
'  i . ,  fogtiunsiur-Uoneruls pleasure,
forms of tender V be seen  on  ami      .,        , .   ,,
\, "  i      ,ii    '.   m        i    Irini'd nolens I'oiiiHiiinig f r her
after the 22nd dny nf   May,   I'.' IL", at .   . . .   . "     .
,        „. ,.   ,,'   ,,    ,.,   ,      ,     ,. Information    ns   lo   i llll,,lis III pro
ihe o  s  ot   II.  (.. Piheparil,   list, , . . imi
„  ,    _, ,    ,  ,,      ,    ,    ,'    nosed enntraci   nay l.e seen u no linn.
Secretary of the Hei I ISour.l,   Lnily- J ,, ,-, ,   ,
.'      ;                         .       ',.  ■    fnrjua ot tender obtained at ihe   post-
smith; the aoverlimnni   Agenta  Cum.   „„      , (. ,    ,    ,       ,      j, ,
nr um  nnd   Nuniiluin;  nod   llie   Me    , . ..    ., X . .
_ t.  , ,.   ...    ,     ..    >. . I di'iiee i t All. ilu vcv,  .S|u lijevule,   nud
ointment ol Puhllc Workll, I'arliauu'iil     , ,,      „•      ,,,    ii   ,   ,„•      ,
I     .... ,,. it the ollie-' ol llie  losl  Olllce   Inspert
lm dings, \ ictoria, '
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We have the best range of Men's
Felt Hats in the city, all up-
to-date,  Shapes and
From $1.75 to $5.00.
P. O. Box 100
W. A. Wagfcnhauser
Phone 10     B{
F. P. Onate   &i
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve 87,000,000
Drafts Issued In nny currency, pnynble all oven the world
hiK'lii'Ht ounrent rates allowed on deposits of'$l und upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., liranch-   -   _     OPEN DA!"'
D. M. Morrison.  Manager
Wm. H.Hoff,   Manager.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Initiations
COAL mining nghta of the Domini' n
in Miniiolifi, ,Sa»kntuiiowHii mm Alberth,
ihe Vo'knn Torri'ory, theN>-rrhweat Toi ri
tnritti nml in a pi'i*ri"ii nf ihu Province nf
BniisiiC'iluiiiiiiH, mny helen<ed fori totm
"f iwniiiy-uim yeatrd hi hii minimi retitnl ■ t
$lrtiiHore. Not more thnn 2,600aorea
uill be leased to.oneapplicant
Appiioation for a leane mual be made by
■ lnt applieain iu puraun hi tin* Agenl or sub
\gent of tlijt district iu which the rights
applied for ate situiued.
tn surveyed territory the land must be
described by seetimia,nr legHl Biibdiyicioua
of sectiims, and in misiuvuyed territory
the tract app'ied for ahull he .naked». ut by
theapplioaiit hhnaelf.
Ki iiapjib-ation uninl he noeompanied
by ftfae nfgfi which will be refunded if the
iluhta applied forarenot available, but nnt
otherwise A riiyjtltyshitll be paid ou tho
in ere 11 an table/output of tliu mine at the
rale ■ f live emits per ton.
The person operating the mine shall'
luroifdi ilie Ayoiit with aworn returnsae-
ouuiiiiK for the full quantity uf uterch;
tiutableootil mined hu<1 piy the royalty
therpum      If  the 01 al utioiai,' rights are
t b'inu operated, aneti returnaahat) be
■ i.r i-lieil hi lea^l oDOe a yenr
Tlm lea»e will include L*m ooal mlninv
rightaoiily, but the I usee may Id permit'
■ nt to iiutubacu whatever available Bur
fact* i li'iaioay In* considered necessary
I 'i-t i.■ w rkiiil; i'f ihe mitiuai thu rum uf
$10.00 mnu i».
Foi'f'liiofiiroiatino applleafinn should
be made tn the Secrataiy of thu Deput-
.mot ol the In'e'ioi, (I 'aw-i,   ur to   anv
A < w.i  rSilh Ag n   -ID mini n\ Luida.
W   w. CORY,
Dipiry MinUtei fi lu> Ii tetinr.
X 1>    Unauthuiis; d publicati< n nf this
dvi ni • tuuut will not l»    .iid for
I'OI! SAI.K five ncros nl. Union
Biiv, rocJ4,0p0, A twn-story Iiiiiihi)
wliich cost $1,500 on tho property.
Mac, lOIVuii trees, Proptniy is JOO
feel from C.P.ll, liailway. Terms and
pariioiihirs at this oltlce.
FOT) S.\r.K-n,S ueres snutli j "f «ec-
lioii 82, Nelson District, adjoining the
Minto School hnu«e. Also a Cement
Block-junking machine, with brick at
taclimeiit. The eliamo of u lifetimo
for anyone desirous of.going iuto the
eeinein hlock and brick making business, See DlOKLEj the Henl Kstato
Fifteen acres of good land; six
acres cleared; three acres in
market garden containing raspberries, strawberries, etc.
A new five roomed house,
chicken  house,  barn. etc.
A  good  running stream   of
spring water right at the door.
Also 200,000 feet of standing
fir timber.
Price   $3750.
E. W. Bickle,
Heal Estate
FOI! SAMS -Two-story house, containing !l rooms, .hi full sized lot,
Cleared, fenced, uud planted with fruit
trees,      A   hnrgtiin,    Part  eush uud
1   'J!'" .""tonus '» suil purchiwur.    Aiu.lv K. W.
"PI'l"""" IICKM5,
NOTlCEis  h rehy   give
ih.- 29th day of jnne nexl
will he mnde to lhe lloaiil of' I.e. in
Colllliiis- nm rs fo   tile I'ilv of C'lllliblir I
land for ll ansferof llie lii co fo,
Iib wile u( lh| 'by retail in and upin      FOR SAT.I5   20 cows, Jersey nnd
lhe pr i<_*s i.n
i lis till1 New    I'jig
land liutel Nituate on I'uusiuuir dve„
"her broedsi y I sleek.     For furllie*
Each proposnl iiui-l Ijo aecnnipnnled
K. 11. FLI'Srt'llKK.
I'ost (liliee Iiispeotnr.
hv an accepted cheque or certillcaie ot ln     nil    , ,   ...      „.'
,->     ,,     i    ,    .  ' , .     ,   ....      |     I'ost (> !■■■■ hutim■iiim hi at,   Vialorta,
deposit ull it chnrierad bnnk of Canada, ,;',        '    ,     . ■''.,
, ii     .     .1      u  .       ii    .1    ' Jl.L,, .llm/-iIaI   Wi..
made  pnyablo to   lhe   Honornhie the ■'
Ministor of Hidlie Works, for the sum
of $226, wliich hIiiiII be forfeited if ihe
party tendering decline to enter into
contract when called upon to rlo so, iiii he fail tn complete the work eon
traded for. Theidieipies or ci-rtillcates
of deposit of uosuoi-essful tenderers
will he returned tn them upun the ex-
 tion of the contract.
Tenders will not he considered
unless miidc union the form' supplied,
signed wilh lhe act mil signature of the
tenderer, and enclosed in lhe envelope"
Tin- lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted,
" .1. E, GRIFFITH,
Public Worh Siigimu r
Deparlmrnt of Publio Works,
FGB S/1LE-Edison //ume Phono.
graph, almost new; with i! and 4 min.
ute ftttiiehlunntsi aud   10  four-minute
records.    Apply  W. //. Reese, Camp,
Tenders Wanted.
SKAI.KIl IKNIlKliS r.iinli.ct -'IVn.t.-r for Stli-
iviillts" Hill In- n-i-.-ivi-d liy III.' iiiiil.-i-iynt-.l lip In
:niinliiv, .hill -ill ll'IJ, at sik |itii., fm- lln. nm-
sliiwtii'll Of CWIIi-lll siilt-Wiilks ji] tlic I'ily nf I'iihi-
lii'rlniul.   I'l'iiomiit s) ilti'iiliinis oniy in'.umi ut
III,' iillii-i'i.f Uii' lily Cti-lk. riii.ili-i In ml. II11.
'I'll,' wink w||l ,'iililnili lllll cnliir y.n.ls „f mi, ami
THI I'llliii' yiilils nf riitiii-||l. iihiii'nr li'Hs.
t'lirnis nf l.'iiil.'i-iiiiiy lit; obllllnuil from tlm e|ty
i l.rk, nml nil li'ii'li'is must In- ilpt'Olli|inilln(l liy u
mark!.! i-iimem fm- ilu- sum nf sum, unkl clioque tn
l~- mlllrlll'll In iiiisii.n-ssfiil l,-l , I-.
'llie lowest in uny ii-uiii-nmi neoei«iirllyia'Be|itei|
A. .MiKlNMIN. c||y clerk
I'-icto'io, B.C., Mny ISth, lOl'l     jciVii,ii|,ciiiiibiiri.iiii,ji,c,.iimeHtii, ,m
('iimheiliinil,   l!.C,   fin,   JmiioH   11. I*'"ticulars apply F, MONACO.
Wallers ,,,i .los,.|,|i IS. Walker,	
J, //. Wahers, hnl'der of license.      	
J,13, Walker /Ipplicaiil. '"' "D   -A watch.     Owner   can
Dated lhis llth daj nf Jiiiu-, IU12, at. 'I,ni' '• llv proving properly, al No. 13
Cumberland; H.C.
KO/.' «AblS—Good dairy rows; al>u
Separator. Applv K. W. Clark,
Hornby Island,
NOTICK is hereby given that on
the 29th day of .Iuue next application
will hi'made to the Hoard of Licence
Commissioners I'm- the Cily of Cumber,
lund for iim transfer of the licence for
the sale of liipior by retail iu and upon
the premises kiiiivvn lis the Vendome
Hotel,siiuated on Ihitisuniir Avenue,
in the City of Cumberland, Provides
of British Columbia, frum Thnmati
Wilson and Albert lli-iinberg tn Hob-
eri IS. Jluberisiin uf the City of Cumberland, ll.C.
Thomas Wilson,
Albert ISramberg,
Holders of Lioence,
It. S. KoheHooii,
Applicaiit im Transfer
Uated this l.Slh day of June, 1Q12,
at Cumberland, JS. (J..
house, N". o Japtown,
Plastering  Contractor,
Cement   Work.
■  B.C.
Cumboi'luntt ib Utiinn Wnteiworks Co.•
Sprinkling "ili In* allowcrl only two
ni^l.isii wrelt, viz., TUKSOAY and
FBI DAY, froiij 7 till U o'clock iu the
L-iik v tups niiist lie utt cm lei] to at
Any oh'itngw ol* mlditions to existing
piping must btt saiictioiied hy thr company. Jty Oidt-r,
hi W. Nunns, Sec
Cuniljeilaii.i, B.C., June29tli 1912.


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