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The Islander May 13, 1911

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Fine line of Blouses, Shot
Silk Untlerskiris, Chlldrens
Ready-to- Wenr Hats and
Sun Bonnets, at
Campbell Bros.
.nt     WIM
Ties, Hals, Negligee and
Outing Shirts and Collars.
Shipment of Fine Summer
Shoes expected this week.
Campbell Bros.
Nn. 50
Notes of Interest   In
Local Sporting
Chiiiiiln'r«, Bailer, Sommerville,
Reels, Grant, Iliujiiitniiuri nml Cun
liinglliilll i.f Srotlmid, Inoli liku Hiiine
good riiCi'S. All Iluw libys lire well
known with tin- exception nf Ouniiing-
Iiiiiii wlm is 'i new comoi', Imt who
will uiiikuu|i fm' hut time on the 2ltli
anil he is no slouch if what we Iichi* is
correct having run against mich crocks
us Clink mill St. Yves who ute»
moi'igst the very U*si of tii iluy, on tin-
cimliT (mill, Imt ket-p up yonr hearts
IniyN thc nice is not nlwnys tn thc long
All Lacrosse playera are mjue.-tcd
to turn out to practise every evening
next week.
Chas Grant and Cotton nre prnving
stars on the home
A well known .port nround town ia
training for the marathon on the 24th.
lie indulged in a run to Ihe Y with
Chambers last week and run m fust
it aet lie set lhe wind on fire aud burnt
bin heels severely and he said if
lie bad known il wus so far baok to
town be would have kept right on to
Nunaimo. Franklyn bis trainer reports progress.
Sweeney and J. Smith are talking a
bout playing Lacrosse this summer
Tbey will both he welcome as Bobbie
Halcrow hns also threatened the snme
Oh yuu Harrison! Oh you Haines!
wns a common expression at Tuesday
nights game, and the way the boys
played is cutohing on with the public:
and Luoro.'Si) properly handled will be
tbe game of the season.
Fanny Bay Notes.
The Sec'y of Fanny Bay Basehall
Club is advenisiugfor a 3rd. baseman
to replace "Yantn," who was released
list week. Before tnking his departure from our midst Yauto accompanied
by Bert went for a Ashing incursion
mul succeeded in landing one of the
largest Cods seeu in this vicinity fur
sometime weighing about 90 lbs Spencer Urns photographers hnppened lo lain Camp and took a picture of the re.
nowneil fishermen with there Ilsh.
The picture will be put on exhibition
in Cumberland in the near future,
The rani hers of Fanny Bay made
numerous complaints dining the pssi
month, stating thnl a panther of un
Usui si/.e and fierceness was causing
great depredation. Some of the tales
of his darings wen: not credited nt the
Camp <>f the Bond Workers until he
mnde bis appearance at the Cook
House on Sunday last. The Cook
immediately sounded the dinner bell
which us usual brought a number on
the scene; on seeing the panther thei
Innt u hasty retreat and seemed theii
Fire Arms but Jlr Panther, after snar
ling for n minute or two, made of in
the direction of Cranberry Swamp.
Three old time hunters, Messrs Hen
nossey, Anderson and Tnpella aecom
panied by the well known panther
dog "Sport" the property of Pet* And
ersou, gave ohnso. Once ag; in he was
sighted and the d"g was liberated-foi
for thc purpose of treeing" bim. The
panther closed with the dog, put tii g
hiin down and embedding his teet I
iu the dog's throat aud utmost severed
bis heud from his body; before the
hunters liad time to shoot be again
to ik to the tall  timbers nnd all trace
Subscription price 11.SO per ftst
Both Men Are Training Hard For
At la«t the dute is set for the I'ig
wrestling match and on the 22nd. one
of the beat sporting events of tbe year
will lie pulled alT iu the Cumberland
The rain of the past few days bas
put a stop to outdoor training but
both men have made things lively in
doors Boxing, Skipping and Wrestling
witb all comcia is a part nf both mens
training nnd as the time narrows down
Improvements oan bc seen in both of
McCuish seems to l» very determined and Morraya Scotch nature is mnking him the same way, and the quiet
determined bus ness like way be trains
is making him a host of friends who
is willing to bet Gordie to the limit,
and of course tbe articles will make
bolh men wrestle aa they have never
done liefore calling for winner take al),
and the sporting public will agree with
them, that this is the squarest and
best way.
of him waa lost. The hunters on
their return journey were mourning
I be loss of the val liable dog and tlieir
misfortune, when Mr Hennessey again
espied him in a crouching position, a-
liotit to spring on Anderson who was
afew yds. ahead, Here lhe coolness and
Marksmanship of Tnpella was shown,
by placing a bullet through the panthers heart. They arrived in camp a-
Ixmt dusk with tlieir prite, although
feeling sorry for the dug tbe campers
congratulated them on the success of
their hunt.
The Becond meeting of the debating
Club was held last night. The debate,
"Was Anurias Justified in fighting for
Her Independence" was threshed out,
Owing to the absence of MrLewis Mr
Cairns opened the debate and ilenoun
ced America for fighting for her In
depence showing the loss of life that
was caused by it. He spoke for a-
bout a half hour and closed by stating, that if America had remained
faithful as the other colonies we would
to day be one glourinus Nation. Mr
Lnndy opposed him speaking for three-
quarters of an hour dealing in istly
with the unjust tax nn America and
the tyranny of the King; he closed
with Patrick Henery' swords "Butter
dead than slavery." After the others
had Hpnken Messrs McKay aud K-X'u-
an at once presented Mr Lundy with
the thu prize, Ridpnths History uf the
World," claiming he spoke more eloquently and scored more points than
any othrr present Ttie debate for
next week will be "Will Reciprocity
lie beneficial or injurious to Canada."
The dude had a Narrow Escape one
day last week On starting lo work in
the morning he was immediately sur
oitnded by little flies called "liigeis"
they pounced upon him showing him
no mercy and but fnr the timely ur-
rivsl of somo smoke from a nearly fin
we doubt if hu wonld ha in the land
of tbe 'living today.
Tbere has been no work on tbe
Government Road for the past few
days owing to the heavy rain Storm
and rapid rising of the river which
completly submerged the Camping
grounds occupied by the Road Workers, All day Thursday the Campers
could bo seen carrying blankets, and
valises to a place of safety, McKay
whilst trying to save some roosters
wss swept away by tho ouriont.lt was
'witb difficulty he was brought to terra
fcrma by Junes and we are pleaaed ta
Whites    Score    First
Points For Stoddart Cup
Th» first gam* nf Lacrosse for the
Stoddart Cup was played on Tuesday.
Cameron's Whites' succeeded ill get
ting away with Ibe goals after a bard
Although the Blues lieing in their
opponents territory nearly all the first
half but as usual eould not score.
The game was very evenly matched
and with a fow exceptions very clean.
White and Raines of Cameion- defence had the time of tlieir liver with
Grieves and Banneriuan keeping them
busy all the time, while Elliott played
a good game in goal and a s'ar player
waa certainly found in Harrison,
Bobby brieves is also quite a home
man scoring 2 of Whites goals.
The game ended 3 1 and was refereed by Mr Dalby wbo gave satisfaction
all around
Separata sealed tenders fur supplying
tha Union & Comox District Hospital for
one year, from June lat, 1911 to Juut
lat 1813, with groceries, meat, milk and
butter. 8amplee of tea, coffee, cocoa,
etc., to be delivered at tbe hospital ou or
before 27th M»y 1911. All tenders to
be be sent to the Secretary by Miy 27th
The lowest or any tender not nro ssnrily
F. J. Daisy, Secretary..
Creech Bros,, are building a three
story stable on the banks nf the river
the horses nre to be kept on the second
atury and the feed on the third story.
The farmers nre all looking llnppy
here now having bad a week ol rain
whieh was very  welcome
O.H. Fechncr has returned from
Vancouver where he spent a couple of
days on business.
Mr Oscar Davis arrived home from
Vancouver last Friday; he reports bus
iuess very slow iu that city,
Mrs J. Greives returnod last Sunday from the Old Country.
Mr Evans left Saturday on a trip
to Europe; he expects to be back in a-
The baseball season hern will open
next Sunday with s game between
Cumberland and Courtenay. Tbere
will be four or five new men on the
Courtenay lineup this season, and from
present appearances the manager ex
pecis to make five or six thousand dollar* this fall selling players. The club
expects to hold a big smoker in the
Opera Houso here in a rumple of week
and the loiys nre busy trying to at range
a gnod programme. It is hoped thai
a few of the boys from Cumberland
will lie present.
A splendid opportunity for any per., n
wishing to take over a boardiug house i-
offered by Mr. A. Pickup. House hss
now t8 boarders. A good paying business. F«r particulars spply to A. Pick
up, Cumberland, B. 0.
For sale—Choice of one or two milch
cows, just newly calved. Apply to Gee.
Davis, Union Bay, B. C.
Mr. N. McFarlane, of the Nuftalmn
Realty Company, has been appointed
agent for the Grand Trunk l'aoitic town
•ite lota.
Much Justice Dispensed During Past
On M"iirUy th>m m* much doing it
the J' on' police court am] four c>aei werr
Ijflpnted uf.
A logger wa* finded 950 hi id eoit* for
"Upplyhifr liquor to Indians.
Two Native D u^lite ■ mre as-eaae
$50 ami f 10 r^ spue Lively tor having th'
quid joy in their puUBMion, and n worl. -
nan on thogi verument roa ■ bulow Fnioii
May paid $21) and coat for killing deei
'lit of nt. aat in, ,
On Tm.ed.ty, _ Clark wai nent up fir
riil on a charge of having reliev
oil J. Stfry nf a larite sum of money.
On Wednesday Archibald Hulm tn Ap
geared tu aiwwer a charge of Forgery bu
t ia waa djimitisid.
On Thursday evening, April 27th,
Mitts Agnes Farrer Mas ie waa uniu d ii
marriage to Mr. Henry Sleeman ol
Courtenay Thecereinwy wai performed
in the Presbyterian i hutch, Sandwick,
Hev., Thos. Menzies officiating Tin
bridegroom's presents wore ii ven aa foi*
lows: to the bride, a ^ild chain and hear
set with diamonds; to the bridesmaid, a
unld brooch stat with pearls; to the best
man, a silver cigar case. The list of tht
Wedding presents follow:
Tea spuons, Mrs .1 McKenzie; cutg)a»*
sails, Mrn 14 fr Hurforrf; Chocolate aet,
\Ir>- Knight; bed spread, Mrs.I WGriev.;
tea cloth, Mrs Aumtiid; tablecloth, Mm C
PU-roy; breakfast cruet, Mrs 0 Williams;
cake knife, D m d M Uueae; cut glass In i
ry bowl, Mv* .I.McI'liee; afternoon tea sh
lira 8(ilmo!id and son; biscuit, jar, Mis
-.nd Misa Oarwithan; pepper and salt set,
Miss Davis;silver Ua aet and silver moon
ed tea Uay, Messrs Webster Bros, Sben.
house and Chambers; emerald pend.uir/l
l> McLean. Cumberland; tea spoons, Mr*
L Cl ff. ;butter knife, H Crawford;pick e
jar, C Mutheson; tea ap<n>na, Mrs s Cal
lioun, mounted carvem, M s MhopUnd;
fruit dtsh, H Martin; table cover, Mrt
Blackburn; silver moutitnd salad bow)
and servers, Mrs II II Russell, silvei
ununited flower stand, Mrs Leo Anderton
water set and tray,\V Pai km; silver burr)
-peon, Mrs E HD»vis; silver mouuten
j mi dish, Mrs J W McKoii&ie; china trea
kleset, Kathleen and Flora Piercy; butt
erdishand knife, F Uisce teaspoi.mMrt
0 Davis; bedspread, Mrs G B Leighton;
towels, Mra ID .vis; dinner service, Me
PHee & Morrison's staff; cutglass berry
dish, MraB Crawford; tea c ?.y. Mrs K
Everett; rug Mrs W J Guard; bed spread
thu Misses Creech; water aet and tny
Messrs Shepherd and Hornby; teaspoons
Misses Christopher, Victoria; fern bowl,
Mrs and Miss McQuillan; bed spread,
Ms \V Le«is; afternoon tea set, Mrs \N
H Grieve; Jap. berry set, MrsS 8 Tetd;
carvers, W McKean, water jug, H S-tck
villa; lamp Mra \V J Miller; salt, and
pi'pperset, Mrs Bannurniaii; cheque,Aire
VV A Matheson; shell picture frame, A
Knight; luco doyleys ad cut glass burr)
dish, Mrs J Stewart, Cumberland; silvei
ui.-unted berry bowl, Mra J C-.rndl aim
family; cheque, MntP Whelan; flowers foi
decoration, Mrs J Wuodv.rd, Victoria;
I. ck, M h l W ltohuitsoii; silver spirit
fltsk, TDMcLnaii, Ciimburlaml; cheque
W Duncan J pickle jar, Messrs Beard and
Scales j bn i.kUst eiuet, Minn Piercy; ail
ver cake banket, Mrs S P eicy; tea ser
vice, MePhee .V Morrison; tea aponna,
Mis. F. Faber; lunch elorh, Mrs Mullen,
lace cuitains, Miss A Beaton, cheque,
F Massiu; Mrs A M McGregor, table con
rre; Mrn W Uennison, window curt aim;
Mrs M II Pic re j and Alms Maehin, silver au^ar tongs; A 11 Peacey, Cuu ber-
land, cut glas* Hu.vur vase.
A report has been circulated in Comox
District that Kert n Bros,, built a residence fr Mb. Vass on her ranch. VV,
ivit=li to contradict this statement and al-
tin that thura iH no bu.-uiu.--H Connection,
neither haa 'hero been between Ket ton
Un s, and lv G. Everett.
Kbiitkn Hros
state was none the won»e for bis duck
ing nfter the cook had injected .some
brandy he went on his way crowing.
Oliftngo adverfcisraents for
Saturday*moruirigs issue must
be in this oflico not later than
10 a. m. on Thursday,
The Identity of "MD"
Is Still A Mystery
The License Commissioners met on
Tueaday night and the Editor of the
IsLahoir waa again put under oath re
yarding the matter contained in a com-
'uuircition to tin* Isi.ani er in a recent
•ssue si«in« 1 "M D,"
The city solicitor asked for an adjourn
'nent for eight day*, which was opposed
by Mr GR. Hates of Courtenay wh<
•ppeared for Mr Smithe. He stated
that boi h parties were represented by coun*
s 1 and he could see no reason f r further delay. He said the whole question
rested on one point, whether the editor
ivould teveal the name uf hia onrretpw-
Jent or not, and he might inform th<
board that Mr Sini ho had no intention
>f d ung anything of the kind. He a«k
ed that the cise be proceeded with. The
commissioners granted Mr Harrison the
xljoiirMiitM'l asked for.
Mr Bate then made an application on
behalf of his client for costs which tbe
board refused.
He then asked that a minute be made
of his request, but this request, also,
was not complied with, Mr Bate receiving
not even the courtesy of a reply, the
Mayor sounding his gavel in his most
umJHSiio manner and the court adjourned.
SpecialSession of Short
Duration on
A qwcMl  meatinr of th* wineil w**
livid on Monday night lor tb* parpen of
if discussing tbt uwmf* quMtioa, ill
mom ben of tht bonrd with tht Mttptios
t Aid. McNuil being preitnt.
After  considerable difOUMion it WW
li'cidcd to appoint 1 committee coutiit-
ing "f tlm Mayor and Aldermen Willard
Uaiika and Mai well to draft np t 8twtr-
_■ Bylaw to be submitted to tbt ptoplt
and also to interrie* tht managers uf tht
wo local banks wiih regard to borrow-
mg tha necessary coin to instal tht mm*.
To tho Elitnr, Tub IsliyuiB,
Sir;—You appear to be tbo centre nf a
uunicipal comedy; first, you are verlwl
'V asked to meet the Licensing Oommlss*
i.iiiors, but as you know too much to ac-
cepi tlut crude rci|iiest, they in s-leraii
conclave aiiiiuciided their order deputing
the City t'l. ik to summon ynu to meei
the Cumlierlaiid Sulunl. Ag'tin you
•bowed your butler icywl kiiowledijc b,
taking no notice; then tbeir solioitoi
fiointed out to thom th,t, their request, if
it was to be worth notic, must be sign.
ed by a oominie.ione'; so after thro,
ries they luatnigtd list aeive ynu 1- gaily,
and as a law abiding Britisher you at-
ended only to be informed that it did
not suit to p'OCeed, adjourning it f r an
other eight days.
This harassing and unusual treatment
. being loudly condemned by the geuer
■il public, who' insist that whether you
ire right or wrong yuu are entitled I'
British justice and should bare the op
pnrtunity to prove your innocence.
T< ey cannot try the case in this star
chamber manner: all thev can do it to
equest you to divulge your correspond-
ant's name. Having informed tbem lhat
Vou d'dine to do so, they c<n, if they
■ re unwise enough, have the case proper
ly entered for ti lal; if tliey do not sue
eed, and judgea must bave a strong and
clear case of liln I before they will interfere with the freedom of the press, and
very properly so, aa a free press is one of
the strongest bulwarks of our fivedoin,
Should %iny decide to proceed and the
case went against them, it would prove a
very serious matter for the finances of
'he oily, as if ynu were ahle to prove
that it whs a cse of niatloious prosevu
tion it W' uld havo very une inf .rtaliie re
suits all round.
Thia siipersensiiti'-o nml hypocritical
conduct is not a sign of mlliiicipal wis*
dom or titucss to govern.
I voted both for the Mayor and Mr.
Parnham and trust they will not give
me any future cauBo to regret the choice
of my representatives, as ii was with no
intention of giving them a chance to air
their outr-'ged dignity, but to give ua a
c|. an city iu every respect, pass sewerage
and pound by-laws, etc., etc., then see
them ouforoeH.
Mivh DmrFOiNnfD,
CHuncir ov kngland
There will be no evening service on
Sunday next, us iho Vu.ir leaves for
;Vniicouvci' in the afternoon la alieinl
it clerical oonforonce— Mornion aor-
vice 11 a. is.
A b ixing contest bai been arranged lo*
fie evening of May 24th in connection
with the celebration, between Oscar MsJ-
son of Vanoouver, tnd Billy Cadmao tl
tbis oity. Then it aome talk of trruf-
ing an excursion from Vancouvtr, tnd
bringing the Clover Leaf Baseball Team
iver from that city to contest with tht lo
•al basehall teams and lf tbis oan be ar-
ranged Nelson is quite tort tlut at leaat
100 of tbe sp irting fraternity in Vadcoov
er will make the trip.
Tuesday night
Thursday night
Saturday night
Sunday, per Cowichan 9 •.«,
Sunday noon, overland
Wednesday—6.00 a.m.
Friday—6.00 a.m.
Saturday—4.15 p.m.
Sunday, 2.15 p.m. tharp
Owing to tht late arrival of Union
Bay Notea we  are unable publish thia
One of the nurses fron oar hospital
•uddeuly took the boat from Oomui oa
Saturday, departing without any formal
leave taking or by yonr leave. It tat
heen somewhat unkindly suggested that
her especial good looks made htr obnox-
i us to the rest ef tht staff, and har
kindness of heart prompted tht hasty
step. She waa kindly driven down tt
Comox by a grateful and appreciative
patient whom aht had netted.-Contributed.
Mrs. Walter Hudson entertained a
number of her friends on Monday tfta-
ing, last, the occasion being her birthday. A very pleaaaut evening waa spent
by all. The guests were entertained by
games, the winner of each game receiving a prixe.
Mra. Jeremy left by last Saturday's
boat to join her husband at Kamloops,
After a ahort stay at Regius they will go
t New Vork, from there to Genoa to
meet Mr. .ler, my, senior, with whoa
thsy will spend somt timt in Switstr-
laud, afttr whioh they will pratted to
Euglaiid before returning to B. 0,
Tbere will be a game of Ri {Iiah bill..
aids played for a prist of $25 between
Boothman and Harriett in J. Pottar'a
pool room thit evening; alto a prist ef
10 for a gamt uf billiards to ht played
hy R. Brown and «. Clarkt against J.
McAllister and T Fox. First gam* to
he played at 8 o'clock p. m.
B rn- At Nanaimo, on tht Ath inst.,
lo ihe wife of B. Stevenson, of this eity,
'i daughter.
Born-On the 12th inst., to tht wil*
of A. Ko wan, a son.
FOR SALB—Painters outlt oeasitt-
ing nf swing staging, ladders, stop ladd
ers eto.       Apply to H. J, Theobald.
8ervice in the Roman Catholic Church
will bo held every other Sunday in Oua-
herland.   Rev. H. Mortens, pastor.
Dr, D.E Kerr, dentist, will make hii
next visit to Cumberland Junt Uth.
Seed Pntatott,-Early Rochester Roe*
a' d E.rly King.   Tell pounds (or one
dollar, seven fifty per hundred pounds.
M, Nixon,
The gads, lying beside tbeir aoctsr
aa 'Lympua ami peeping ever tke edge
to the cliff, pereeivs a difference in
Maes. Although it would 8MB that
to their viaien towns must appear aa
largs or small ant-hills without special
tkaraetoristics, yet it is not so. Study-
tag tbt habits ef ante from se great
a height should be but a taild diversion
wksa coupled witb ths soft drink that
mythology tells ua ie their oaly selaes.
Bat dotXtlots they have amaaed themselves by the eeuparisoa ef villages
aad tewas; aud it will ke ne news to
tbem (aor, perhaps, to maty mortals),
that ia eae partitalarly New York
■taad* aaiqae aaraag tke eillae *t the
werli. This sball ke tbt theme ef a
kails star; addressed to tba maa who
■Ut smoking witb kit Sabbath-slippered
feet ea another thair, and to ths wo
■aa wae enatebet the paper fer a mo
meat while boiliag greeae er a nar
aetiaed baby Waves her frss. With
these 1 love to sit upon the ground
aud tell sad stories of the death ol
New York City is inhabited hv 4.
100,000 mysterious strangers; thus heat
ing Bint Ctntre by three millions ami
half a dojseu nine's. They came hers
iii various ways and for many reasons
—Henilrik    Hudson,   th"   art   schools,
Sreen goods, tbo stork, the annual
res.rankers' convention, the Peniisyl
vania Railroad, love of money, tbi
ttage, cheaj' excursion rates, brains,
persona! column ails, heavy walking
shoes, auibitiun, freight train.—all
those have had a hand ill making up
toe  papulation.
But every man Jack whea he first
sets foot ou tbe shorta ef Manhattan
has got- to fight. He has got to tight
at once until either he or his sdversary
wins. There is ao resting between the
loaiule, tor there are ae roatds. It
si slugging fron tke Irst. It is t figbt
te. a finish.
Your opposeat is tb* Oity. You
■utt do battle with it frtm tbe time
the ferryboat lands yea oa tbs islaad
autil either it it years ar it has cos
ejuered you. It is tb* same whether
yoa have a Billion in year pocket or
•nly tbe price ef a week's lodging.
Tke battle is to decide whether you
ehnB become a New Yorker or turu
tbe rankest outlander and Philistine.
Yoa moat be one or tbe other. Yon
eanaot remain neutral. You must be
lor or against—lover or enemy—bosom
friend or outcast. And, oh, the city is
a general in the ring. Not only by-
blows does it seek to sabdue yoa. lt
wove you to its heart witb tbe subtlety
ef a siren. It is a combination of De-
liluh, greet Chartreuse, Beethoven,
sbloral and Jobn U la his beat days.
la other cities yoa may wander aud
abide aa a stranger maa aa long as
yen please. Yon may live in Chicago
autil yoar hair whiteae, and be a citi-
ten and Btill prate ef beans if Boston
Bothered you, and without rebuke.
Yoa may become a eivic pillar in any
ether town bat Knickerbocker's, aad
all tke time publicly sneering at its
buildings, comparing them with the
architecture ef Colonel Telfair's residence ia Jackson, Mist., whence you
hail, and yoa will not be set upon. But
to New York yoa must be either a New
Yorker er an invader ef a modern Troy,
eeucealsd ia the wooden hone of your
conceited provincialism. And this
dreary preamble is only to introduce
to you the unimportant Igures of William and Jack.
Tkey came oat of tbe West together,
where tbey had been friends. Tbey
came ta dig their fortunes ont of the
hir elty.
Father Knickerbocker nut tbem at
the ferry, giving one a righthander
au the none aad tbe other an upper-
cat with bis left, jnst to let them
know that the fight itae et.
William was for business; Jack was
for Art. Both were young and ambitious; so tbey countered and clinched,
1 think they wore from Nebraska or
possibly Missouri or Minnesota. Any*
Vow, tbey were ont for suceess and
tends, and they tackled the eity like
twe Lochiavars with brass knocks and
a pull at Ihe City Hall.
Fonr years afterwards William and
Jack met at luncheon. Tbe business
aias blew la like a March wind, hurled his silk hat at a waiter, dropped
rate thc chair that was pushed under
kirn, seized tbe bill of fare, and had
ordered ns far as eheeee before tho
artist had time to do more than nod.
After the nod a humorous smile came
intc hla eyes.
"Billy," he said, "you're done for,
The city has gobbled you up. It hai
ts.lteu ynu ninl rut you to its pattern
ninl stamped you wilh its brand. You
are su iii-ail.v like ten thousand men
I have sen today that ynu couldn't
be picked out from tbem if it weren't
fur yonr laundry marks."
" Cainembort," finished William
"Whnt's thai. Oh, you've still got
your hammer out for New York, have
youf Well, little old Nnisyville-ou tin
Itubwuy is iintiil enough ior inc. It'a
giving n>e mine. And, sny, I nsei] to
think tbe West was the whole round
world—oaly slightly flattened nt the
poles whenever Bryan ran. 1 useil to
yell myself hoarse about the free ex
pease, and hang my but on tbe horizon,
and say cutting things in the grocery
So little soap drummers from the Kast.
But I'd never seen New York then,
Jack, Mc for it witb the rathskellers
ap. Sixth Avenue is the West to me
nnw. Have von heard this fellow Cm-
It* titg* The desert isle with bim. 1
say, but. mv wife made me go. Give
me Mny Irwin or E. ft Willard any
"Poor Billy." said tht artist, delicately fingering a cigarette.   "You re-
A Cure for rarer and Ague.—Disturbance of tho stomach and liver al-
ways precede attacks of fever and ague
showing derangen nnt of the ,'iges e
cretin, nml deterioration In the quullty
ef the bloml. In these ailments Pnnro-
leo's Vegetable Pills have been found
siost effective, nbnt'tig the fever s-"l
suli'lning th" ague in a frw days. There
sre many wbo are subject to these dis-
♦re-sing disturbance* and to these tbere
Is nn better preparation procurable as s
nienas of relief.
member, wbaa we were ea oar way te
the East, hew we talked about this
great, wonderful eity, aad hew we
meant to eeoqaer It and never let it
get the best ef ast Wt were going to
be just tue same fellows ws had always
been, and never let it master us. It
has downed you, old Ban, Yoa have
changed from a Maverick late a but-
teric k.''
"Dou't tee exactly what yoa art
driving at," said William. "I dtt't
wear an alpaca seat with blae trousers
and a seersucker veet oa dress occaeioes
like 1 used te de at kouu. Yea talk
about being eat to a pattera—well,
ain't tke pattera all right! Whea you
ara iu Some yot've got tt da aa tht
Dagoes do. This towa seems to mt
te have other alleged metropolises
skinned te lag ststiuus. According to
the railroad achedule I've got ia my
mind, Chicago and baint Jo and Paris,
France, uie asterisk slops, which liteuiib
you wave a red Hug aud get ou aver1
'ther Tuesday, I like this little suburb
if Tiirrytowu-on-tlie-Hudsjn. There V
lumetbing or somebody ttoing ull the
lime. I'm clearing *«s,inio a year sell
iig automatic pumps, ami I'm livlug
like kingVup. Why, yesterday I was
introduced to Johu W. Gates. I took
in auto ride with a wine itgeut's sister,
I saw two meu run over by a street
-ar, and 1 seen Edna May play in the
evening. Talk about the West—why,
the other night 1 woke everybody up
in tbe hotel hollering. I dreamed that
1 was walking on a beard sidewalk in
Oshkosb. Whnt have you got agaiust
this town, Jackf There's only one
thing in it that I don't care about,
and   that's a   ferry-boat."
The artist sunn dreamily at the cartridge paper on the wall. "Tbia town,"
said he, "is a leech. It drains the
blood of thc country. Whoever comes
t.o it accepts a challenge to a duel.
Abaadoaing the figure of the leech, it
ia a juggernaut, a Moloch, a monstei
to which the innocence, the geaius ami
the beauty of the land muat pay tri
bute. Hand to hand every neweomer
must struggle with ths leviathan. You
are lost, Billy. It shall sever couquci
me. 1 hate it as oae hates sia or petti
lence or—the color work in a ten-cent
magazine. I despise its very vastnesr
and power. It has the poorest mil
lionaires, the littlest great men, the
haughtiest beggars, the plainest beau
ties, theh lowest skyscrapers, tke dole
fulest pleasures of any town I ever saw.
It has caught you, old man, but I will
never run beside its ehsriot wheels, ll
glosses itself as the Chinaman glosses
bis collars. Give me tbe domestic
finish. I could stand a town ruled by
wealth or one ruled by an aristocracy;
but this is one controlled by its lowest
ingredients. Claiming culture, it is the
crudest; asserverating its pre-eminence.
it Is the baeest; denying all outside values and virtue, it is the narrowest.
Give me the pure air and open heart
of the West country. I would go back
there tomorrow if I conld."   ,
"Don't yoa like this filet mlgnonf"
said William. "Shucks, now, what's
the use to knock the townf It's the
greatest ever. I coulda 't sell oae auto-
matic pump between Hnrriaburg snd
Tommy. O'Keefe's saloon in Sacramento, where I sell twenty here. And
have yon teen Sarah Bernhardt ia 'Andrew Mack' yetf"
'The team's got you, Billy," said
'All rigkt," said William, "I'm go
ing to buy a cottage on Lake Bonkon-
koma next summer."
At midnight Jack raised his window
and sat close to It. He caught his
breath at what he taw, though he had
seen and felt It a hundred times.
Far below and aroaad lay the city
like a ragged parple dream. The irregular houses were like the hraktn exterior of cliff* lining deep galeae* and
winding streams. Some wer* mountainous; some lay In long, monotonous
rows like the basalt precipices hanging
over desert canons. Sueh was the background, at farmers confide their sheaves
chanting, bewildering, fatal, great city.
But into thiB background were cut
myriads of brilliant parallelograms and
circles and squares through which glow-
ed many colored lights. And out of
tbe violet and purple depths ascended
like the city's sonl sounds aud odors
and thrills that make up the civic body.
There arose the breath of gaiety un
restrained, of love, of bate, of all the
passions thnt mnn can know. There
below him Iny all things, gnod or bad,
thnt enn be brought from tbe four corners of the earth to instruct, please,
thrill, enrich, despoil, elevate, enst
down, nurture or kill. Thus tho flavor
of it came up to him nnd went into Itis
There wus a knock on his door, A
telegram hml como for him. It enme
from the West, ami these wero its
"Come back home nnd tha answer
will be yes. "DOLLY,1
He kept the hoy waiting ten minutes
and then wrote the reply: " Impossible
to leave here at present." Then he
sat nt the window again and let the
elty put its cup uf mandrngnrn tn his
lips again.
After nil. It Isn't a story; but I
wnnleil tn knnw which une of tho
homes won the bnttle against the city.
Sn I went to a very learned friend and
laid the caso before bim.
dues not lie in the sudden revelation
that plague has appeared in Europsau
Russia, in the proviues of Astrakaa.
We arc concerned, before all things else,
with the undoubted presence of the
plague bacillus in Eaat Anglia."
Thc British Government is blamed by
thit writer for its negligence ia aot
meeting the danger adequately, aad the
London News, while notiug that th*
Uoverauieat hat thowa some alarm because "th* plague bacillus has beea
auiuug the rata of Suffolk far three er
four yeara," ticiaims that "at tht
present moment thtrt art twt txptrtt
searching tor iafeeted rats ia Eaat Anglia. Two. Wt ought to have 200 at
Tht Ltndo* Natioa, bewtvtr, does
aot favor the theory that rats caa cm-
vey a deadly baeillas lata tbt system
of human btitgs. Itl argument runt
at follows:
"Wben tht plagut raged ia Bombay
whslt artat of tbt city wtrt cleared
ef rata, aad tha plague, for oat reason
er Mother, was actually mort virultut
within the rat-free districts than it was
outside them. If vermis tre the car
riert of the di.eaas, it is clearly the
dirtier quartera of a town which ought
to suffer most toverely. Yet the prison
iu Bombay, which aimed at a military
cleuuiiuosb] Miiieieii inuie severely than
ilio slums aruuud it, and in Oportu il
vas the clcuner and wealthier quarter.
'f the town which were most affected,
if rats slllliceil to cany plugtte, it but
iu be explained why they ceased so sml
lenly to fulfil their mission oi' ruin
ibiiut tne time when the Stuarts ecus
eil to reign. A euuse so simple as this
uust surely have uperated with tulei
ible regularity llirougli all the cental
ies from Thucydldes lo the Blaok
ileuth, anil trom the Black Heath In
iho Plague of Glasgow.
"No Aliens Act has ever forbiddei
hem our shores. Nn quarantine has
iver exhausted their powers of mis
chief. There seems tn be no couelusivi
easoa t'ur the diffusion uf plague sav*
its transmission from nne human being
u another. That theory has the a<l
vantage of fitting most ut* lhe know;
"It explains why plague, when li
lues arise today, has coinmouly its
-tarting-poitit in a seaport. It explain,
wby systematic quarantine has done si
uuch to stop it.''
There is serious danger, we are warn
■d, that the plague may spread to Eur
>po and America through the trade ii
false hair. The correspondent of tb,
.(union Chronicle reports:
"Despite the dunger of infection,
ihe hair «f thc victims ia being exteu
lively purchased by German agents foi
-•ale in the United Kingdom and othei
"The bodies of victims found in tin
streets of the stricken towns are naked,
tor the unemployed rob them of theli
I'lothes. The great European demand
for false hair accounts for thc fact that
their pigtails are missing. The corpses
received ut thc Harbin crematorium are
all without pigtails."
One hundred and fifty people a day-
arc dying of the plague in Harbin, a
eity of 30,000 inhabitants, Hnd n writer
in the London Daily Mail, wbo signs
himself "Asintieus," thinks thnt as
the pest has aprend to Europe thero is
grave peri] fnr England. The seeds of
the Blnck Dentb still lurk in the eastern counties of Great Britain, as this
writer observes:
"The interest nnd importance of the
plague problem to Great Britain does
nnt lie in the widespread epidemic nf
pneumonic   plague   iu   Manchuria.    It
Tbe "reaper" or "barveater" ant,
an Insect seldom seen in nny but a
tropical country, is one of a numerous
tribe. While the commoa ants pane the
winter in stupor, half benumbed, the
reaper ants work la winter as well as
iu summer. Therefore tbey need provisions for all the year.
Though these ante eover large tracts
of ground, nothing is teen of tbeir pro-
digioue activity; they leave nt evi-
donees of their presence save something like infinitesimal molehills, and
little heaps of the empty shells stripped
from the seeds ttorod in the underground granaries by the threshers of
the tribes. Although some of tbe seeds
are fouad shelled, many are dragged
home by the reapers with shells oa, to
be confided te the buey world under-
gronud, ae farmers confide their sheaves
to the handlers oa the threshing-floors.
The ants' granaries are well arranged and numerous; but now and then, for
some evident cause, and eftener for a
reason unknown to man, the tribes
change quarters. Movingday Is preceded by days of rtctnnoltering. The
reconnoitering parties run in a double
current between tbe opening of tbe anthill and tbe dwelling-places and granaries. The two currents of reconnoitering march empty-handed, doing nothing
but survey the rooms and tbe passages
that connect the rooms. Por a time the
procession moves Incessantly; then it
halts, and, frequently, no movement it
scon for several days. What deliberation! are in progress daring the time of
unwonted quiescence cannot be known.
Wben tbe double current forms in
marching order for the second time,
every individual In one current is seen
moving in the same direction, beariug
one kernel of seed or grain; whllo every
individual in the other current is seen
returning from the opposite direction,
empty-handed. It is plain to see that
tho nnts arc changing quarters and moving thoir household goods.    Days aud
nights ars consumed in the moving;
when tbe old dwelling is evacuated,
the place is abandoned for all time,
lu oue case observed the ressoa for
moving wus obvious; the grain rooms
were found to be close to the bottom
of a ditch, aud much toe tear the
heavy rumbling of tbe trails along the
Usually the soft, warm nights tf
summer are chosen fer the time tf sieving. In one closely observed case the
uperatioa had hardly begun, whea, eae
evening, toward sunset, tht little aat-
hill wat seen .warming with tht blind
white wood.lice feand in all sal-hill.;
insects, which, hsviug lost their organs
of sight, guide theiuaelvet witk thtir
antennae, agitating thtir feelers at if
harassed by profound anxiety.
Naturalists have beta unable tt die-
cover tbe reaaea for txistence of theee
piteous beings ia the ant-hills. They
have bcen watched by night and hy day.
It ia known that tbey live with the nuts
in familiar latimasy ia the ant-hills,
and that thsy sxtrt all their feeble
strength to move the ants whet the
time semes ta thange domicile. Myri
ads of eager propers have bcen seen in
the throngs of ants marching to the new
dwelliug-placa. The exodus, begun
with determined baste, is pursued with
lecieusing intensity until the last Shod
lias beeu stored anew, One day, when
lhe moving was over, anil when tin
lired movers were out of sight in the
depths ut tlieir new retreat, the beluleil
iributuries were seen hurrying over thc
mad to the new residence (presumably),
guided  uy some odor left by the nuts.
It has been noted that though blind,
Hie wood-lice nre very seitsitlvo to rays
nl' light, ami that the light seems tn
uiVect them very disagreeably. Like
all the blind, these peculiar tributaries
—if nppeiirsueen are evidence— possess
an excessively keen sense of touch)
and uu equally keen sense of smell. If
not endoweil with both senses, they
would not remain motionless iu the old
residence during the time of tho sots'
reconnoitering to ruu to the new refuge
with nil thoir groping speed ss soon as
thc migration begins.
Whnt part dues tbis insect, groping
in its blindness, play in the life of the
proverbially active aatf
This questioa it a problem. Naturalists regard it as important because
man's psychology le closely related to
the psychology ef the beings la the
scales below the human.
Certainly the snt, with its genius for
war, for a communal civilisation, to
which man has, so far, aot been able
to attain, shows a marked similarity
to man in Its social and intellectual
This Was No Joke
The other day over in the town of
G ' Ontario, Mrs. R. eume into Mr.
It'a store and nsked fnr a couple of
packages of Dye. He was selling the
Old Style Dyes that require a Separate
Dye for Wool and Cotton, mul asked
her if she knew what KIN'D of cloth
her goods were made of. Mrs. B. said
she wasn't so sure, sn he advised her to
go home anil make the following test: —
"First to take a smnll piece of the
goods, and ravel out tbo threads each
wny of the Cloth, then put a match to
them. Cotton would be apt to bum
freely with little odor, Wool might
merely singe nnd would be apt to give
out a disagreeable odor, something like
burning hair. Silk would burn less
freely thnn Cotton nnd smell like burning Wool. Now, if It did not smell very
much, she was to use a Dye for Cotton,
if it did she wns to use a Wool Dye, uut
she was to look out to see that it did
not smell too much nr too little.
Now, unfortunately, Mrs. R. hnd n
cold in her head nt the time, and could-
n't smell ANYTHING, so sho naturally
thought that the goods were Cotton,
nnd used tho Cotton Dye. It turned
out thnt her goods were really nil Wool,
nnd naturally her Dyeing wbb a failure.
Since then B. has put in nn assortment
of the Guaranteed ONE DYE for ALL
KINDS of Cloth, whieh docs away
with all chnnco of using tho WBoNO
Dyo for the Goods one has to color.
Mrs. R. Is naturally much relieved as
well as B's other Lady Customers.
Kipli g ss a "sincere and earnest
friend of the medical protection," a
"defender of medical faith aad professional honor," is held up to public admiration in the editorial pages of The
Hospital (London, February 11). He
displays, we are told, "aa uncaany
familiarity with tbe technicalities of
all tbe arts and sciences," which includes "extraordinary kaowledgo of
medical terminology,'' aad betides this
he has established himself In the good
graces of the profession by his "treatment of medical themes and medical
characters." Ia eonclntion, hit Inclination to "idealise rather thaa to
criticise" is contrasted with Barrio's
"sly digs at the foibles of medical
men."   The writer goes oa:
"In the latest volume by thit pronounced medicophil—a collection of imaginary episodes from tbe HveB of his
torietl personnges—there are two chap
ten of pronounced medical interest. In
one of them the moral of the allegory
will be readily drawn by cultured people in an England which Is actually
tuffering from rat-plagne; but in the
other it it to be feared tbe author hat
veiled tome of his allusions to the point
of ibscnring them altogether at far
at tbe lay public is concerned. The
book In queetiou Is 'Rewards and
Fairies.'   ....
"In the tale entitled 'A Doetor of
Medicine,' the author describes the
work of a medieval astrologer in stay,
ing the ravages of plague In an Bug
Hsh village. Noticing the corn-chandler's shop as a centre of infection, and
the Immunity of the village smithy, his
attention ls further eanght by the
mortal sickness of the rats that swarm
about the former place. He then con
ducts a crusade against the rats; not
from any clear perception of tho connection between human plague and rat
plague, but because the 'conjunctions,'
'trines,' 'antipathies,' and so on of the
planets Indicated this as a means of
stamping out tho disease. The result
of bis efforts is complete success.
"In 'Brother Bqunre-Toes' the al
luslone are less plain and pntcnt. Brief
ly this is a story In which Lacnnec is
shown to us perfecting the stethoscope
while n prisoner of war In England. An
English herbalist and witebmnstor
helps him to secure patients among the
yokels ou whom to practise; nnd this
same irregular practitioner hnB mastered the rudiments of breathing exercises,
opeu windows, and, iu fact, uf the open-
air treatment of tuberculosis. Whether
we are meant to draw as an inference
thnt the unqualified can sometimes
tetieb the qualified a lesson, each reader must decide for himself. Certainly
the ingenuity of these stories is re-
ninrknlile, and shows that Mr. Kipling's
interest in medicine has carried him a
good deal more than skin deep In his
researches Into It."
The Battle of the Washita
'Metaphysics," said Mayor Crump
at a Democratic banquet in Memphis,
" I a subject that always makes me
think of an elderly couple in Chattanooga,
" 'I often wonder.' ths wife eald sadly one dny to her husband, 'whether all
these vows and protestations you made
me during our courtship were really
' ' vYell, my dear,' the husband answered mildly, 'what's the difference
whether they were true or not, tlnee
we both believed themt"
For Asthma and Catarrh.—It Is one
of the chief recommendations of Dr.
Thomas' Eclectric Oil that it can be
used Internally with aB much success
na It can outwardly. 8nfferers from
asthma and catarrh will find that the
Oil when usod according to directions
will give immediate relief, Mnny sufferers from these ailments have found
relief in the 011 and have sent teeti
Th* scene ef th* ftmout battle tf
th* Washita is bow part of a prosptr-
oti farm, and tbt death of Blatk Kettle
and hit band of Cheyeaaet at tke band
of Custer and his troops fast besoming
tradition. Yot it wat that thraahiug
aud othtrt lattr which madt Oklahoma
a rtality today.
Ia a recent chat with "Bat" Mat
ttrtta, who wat tat tf Custor's scouts
in the campaign tf tht wiattr of 1808
H, I had tht story tf tht all-day fight
at irst bsnd from tnt of tbe participants And to far as bs knows, save
Bea Clark of El Beao, Oklahoma, one
of ths heroes of ths Beecher Island
tight, be is the sole survivor of the
white scouts. Caeyennee, Coinaaehes,
Kiowas, Arapaboes snd Sioux raided
tbe Department of the Missouri during
the summer aud fall of 1808.    Hy way
it' expressing their resentment agaiust
the building uf the Kansas Puciflc Uuil
iiiud across their lauds, war |i,irties ol
he fiercest braves among the 170,000
Indians in the region spread havoc
broadcast, killing anil mutilating seines
if settlers ami drugging away their wu
nea und ehililren tn torture nut! hidcuus
Lieutenant Oeneral   Philip   ll.   Sheri
lun sout uut three columns against tin
llOStilaS, uf whieh  the largest was com
iiaiuleil by General Qeorgo A. Custer.
It ineluilcil eleven truops of the Sev
cuth Cavalry am) twelve companies o
he Nineteenth Kansas Volunteer Cav
airy, four companies of the Third ami
l-'ifth Infantry, mounted, including a
company of scouts com.ilianded by Lieu
tenant Prank D. Baldwin, uiiiong whom
were Ben Clnrk and "Hat" Musttrsotn
The thermometer registered seven
legrecs below zero nud there were near
ly two feet of snow on the ground oi
Thanksgiving Duy morning of IKlis
wheu Major Elliott, scouting up the
north bunk of the Canadian River,
found the trail of a wnr party of oue
hundred and fifty Indians. He sent a
scout to report to Oeneral Custer.
Custer gave tho scout a fresh horse
and sent him to rejoin Elliott, witb instructions to follow thc trail until
eight o'clock that eight, theu to go
iuto camp and thore await the arrival
of the main body of troops, who would
follow as fast ns possible.
Tbe men took one day's ration of
coffee nnd hardtack, 100 rounds of am
munition, and n little forage for theii
horses. The snow crnst bad melted and
tbe advance was difficult. Several
troops of cavalry broke the trail for
the command, wblch was marching iu
column of fours. Custer wished to save
hiB horses ns much as possible, having
no desire to have his forco annihilated,
as was Fetterman's. or surrounded, as
was "Sondy" Foreythe's.
They followed the trail until eight
o'clock without overtaking Elliott and
his men. They went iuto camp for two
hoaTB to rest and feed the horses, give
the men a chance to nibble hardtack,
and to wait for the rising of the moon.
At tea o'clock tbe march was returned
with two Osage .coots from Little
Beaver's banc)—California Joe Corbin
and a halfbreed negro-Indian named
Bomero, who was called Romeo by the
troops because be was so hideous, as
skirmishing scouts.
Then came Custer and his staff, foi
lowed by tbe column. Abont tbree
miles from camp Little Beaver declared he smelled smoke. The troops
baited when Custer threw np his hand.
Cautiously the beau tabreor of the
army went ahead, with Little Beaver
and two scouts. For a mile they worm-
cd their way through the snow, until
tbey came across the embers of a fire
built during tbe day by the Indian boys
who were herding the ponies.
Witb nerves tingling from tho knowledge that they were near their foes,
the troops took off tbelr sabrea and
overcoats, and forged ahead. Half an
hour after midnight Little Beaver from
the crest of a small hill, waved the
signal to halt. Ouster peered through
the moonlight and saw a slowly circling black mass on the snow. The
scouts pronounced them ponies.
The watching troops soon heard the
barking of dogs, and later the cry of
a child. Tbey knew then tbnt thoy
were near the village of a war party
returning from the north—whether
Cheyennes under Black Kettle, Arapaboes nnder Little Raven, or Kiowna under Batuna, they could not determine.
Closer Inspection showed thnt it wus
the camp of Black Kettle, bead chief
of the Cheyennes since the killing of
Roman Nose, and one of the cruelest,
craftiest and best fighters among tbe
Custer divided his command into
four squadrons, with orders to attack
at daybreak when the bund started to
play "Garry Owen"—whieh to this
day is tho bnttle tune of the Seventh
Cavalry. Major EUiott, who bad found
the.trail, was given command of troops
"O." "II," and "M" of the Seventh Cavalry, with orders to circle to
the left nnd get in renr of the Indians'
camp. Captain Thompson, with troops
"B nnd "F," wns to make a detour
tn tho right nnd join Elliott. Captain
Myers, with troops "E" nnd "I, was
ordered to go a sbortor distance to tbe
right nnd take up a position to the left
of Thompson. Custer, with four troops
of cnvolry—Captain Hamilton in command of "A" and "O," and Captain
West with "D" nnd "K"—together
wltb the Osnge Indiuns under Littlo
Beaver, and Adjutant Cook with forty
sharpshooters, were to attack from the
opposite hill.
Tbe camp was ln a deep, sheltered
depression on the banks of the half-
frozen Washita, in a little grove of
Cottonwood trees. It was an Ileal place
for shelter from the elements, but. bad
tor defence.
Custer and his troops waited four
hours for the dawn, slowly freesing and
wondoring whether Elliott had reached
his position. When the first streaks of
gray in the east split the moonlight the
sergeants woke the men. They looked
to their Colt revolvers ami buckled
their belts a couple of holes tighter,
taking a firmer grip upon their Bpeucer
Slowly the troops were deployed into
line, Hamilton's sonadrnn to the right,
West's tn the left, the sharpshooters
• forty  yards  to  tho  loft, dismounted,
with Custer, his bugler, and tho indent
table regimental band following. Dt
tpitt all precaatioa, the moving of tiki*
force of mea made a aoite to th*
crunching tatw.
Suddealy a rifle shot, fired by Blaek
Kettle himself, broke the sileact of th*
camp. At tbt same instant Caste.
turned to kit band and yelled, "PlayI"
The notes of "Garry Owen" raag eto
in the cold morning air, tht buglet ot
Elliott, Thompson and Myers aaswtttd
with the thrilling call ot "Ohargtl''
and the fight wat on.
The naked and half-awake Indian
rutksd from their wigwams, tke war
riort seeking skelter behind tke atttta
woods or standing knee-deep ia tha
river, using the bank as a ride-pit aad
ughting desperately. The squaws i»
nuiaeil in thc teepees, taking pet shots
at the charging soldiers.
_ The fight lasted aa hoar. Blaek
Kettle and 102 uf his warrior, aad beea
slain nnd left uu the field; aAy-thrae
squuws and children were captives. Thr
spoil consisted of B70 ponies, 1,120
rubes, 530 pounds of powder, 4,000 ar
rows, tn say untiling of the property
■ I' the white settlers who had beea
massacred, which was recovered.
In one of the wigwams wu. found a
blank-book with Indian drawings, show
ing lhe tcrribls fine of some of the
white women captives. In the camp
were found the bodies of a white wo
man nud child, whn had been hilled by
lhe squaws after the attack.
Bull call showed thut Major Elliott
and fourteen troopers, including Sei
geunt-iMajor Kennedy and three corporals, were missing. At roll call was
also brought out the fact that the Osage
allies had been fearful of the aucces*
nf the troops, but, after "making iur iti
cine," bad decided to stick by tue flat
having noticed how the meu venerate!
it. Aa u result they were in the thick
of the fight, and proved their valor.
Inquiry brought out that Elliott aad
hla detachment had followed a party of
boys aud captured tbem, and they hod
started back to join the command what
tbey were surrounded by au entrmea*
body of Indians aud slain to a maa.
At that time Caster did not kuow thai
the main comp of Little Raven aud
Satana, witb 5,000 Indiana, was three
miles below tbat of Black Kettle. Thott
chiefs, beariug the firing, hastened to
join tbe fight with reinforcements.
They overtook Elliott aad hia squad
and killed them. The oflicer'a body was
identified by tke collar baud of bk
shirt, and taken East for burial Set
goant-Major Kennedy was tbe laat maa
to die, according to the Indiana. Set-
ing hit sword, one of tho shiefs ad
vaneed, saying, "Howl Howl" Kennedy waited until he was withia atrih
lug distance, tbea ran hia aword
through the Indian's heart, and fed
riddled with bullets and urrewa. Whea
the bodies of Elliott aud hia men wort
found they had been horribly aatilattd
and were not recognizable.
The fight at Black Kettle's camp had
lasted an hour, and while the troupon
were killing the ponies and searching
tbe camp, tke Arapahoes nnder Litlfc
Raven, Kiowas under Sutaua and tht
Cheyennes under Little Rock, Black
Kettle's successor, swept down upon
Ouster and hit men. The fight which
followed mnde the earlier affair seem a
Tbere wore many fights in tho follow
Ing year before the Indians were drive*
back to their reservations.
An agreement between the various
wireless companies, leading possibly to
their practical consolidation, steins t*
be foreshadowed by an understanding
between the Marconi Company, thi
Telefunken Company, and several
smaller Gorman and Belgian eompaniea,
into which these various bodies entered
on January 15, 1911. Says Engineering.-
"The result of tho negotiations h
that the new 'Deutsche Betrlebs Oe-
sellschoft fur Drabtlose Telegrapbie'—
abbreviated, tbe D. B. G.—takoB over
tho contracts into whieh the two radiotelegraph companies had entered with
shipping compnnies. Marconi's company wna the first in the field, and as
it refused to transmit messages received
by otber systems, the Nord deutsche
Lloyd, the tlamburg-Aittorienii lino, and
other lints remained practically compelled to instnl the Marconi system on
their ships if they wanted to communicate with British Channel stutlons and
American stations, evon nftor the other
systems were in n pusitinn to eonipete.
The Berlin Rndiotelegniphy Convention
of August 1, 190", altered that, ns it
obliged every company to transmit nny
mesBnge received Irrespective of tbe
system. Of the more Important state*)
Itnly nlnne has not joined this Ciinveu-
tion, whieh hns mnde a brisk develop,
ment of rndintelcgraphy possible. In
1907. .12 German ships of the merchant
service (navies nre not considered in
this note) were equipped with radio-
telegraphy outfits; the number wns 124
at the beginning of this year, 38 of
theso stations being on the Marconi and
8(1 on the Telefunken systom. In both
cases tbe telegraph companies were thc
owners of the installations, and th*
operators were in their employ. The
new D. B. O. takes tbe stations' aa weH
as tbe personnel over and keeps th*
contracts with the shipping companies
on; some of these Marconi contract*
will run till 1917. The number of radio
telegraphlc messages has vory much increased of Into, nnd the cessation of
hostile competition will benefit thc sorvlco, in which it was unpleasantly felt
A    SWITCH stndent, supposed t* bl
Cm.   deficient in judgment, was asked
by a professor, in tbe course tf
hie examination, bow he would discover
a fool.
"By tho questions he wonld ask,"
was the prompt and suggestive reply.
Tall* What Zam-Bnk Did For Blm
hhaf tomouB peraaas have testified
to lh* gnat value of Zem-Bsk, and
■attufst  tht  most  recant it  Admiral
M. Lloyd. Writing from the
■oral Naval Club, PorUmouth, Bug-
laad, Admiral Lloyd eayt:
"I hav* lound Zam-Boh mott reli-
this far healing cuts aad tbratlonti
shit ler the relief of akin irritation
ft ia hvaluable."
dnathet famous user of Zam-Buk it
Mr. Freak Scudamoro, the War Oorre-
ty.al»*>, who supplied Ctnadian  pa-
C'with tbelr despatchea during the
War, Mr. Scudamoro says: ' 'Borne
sawtaoaa dye on my underclothing
toss* to etntact with a amall ulcer
m my leg and blood poltouing
ast to. iBflammatlon, pain and swell-
Itf fttMwed. My medietl man's
fetataeat did not teem to do any
■bed, at uleer after ulcer broke
■at, aatfl say left leg from knee to foot
waa aa* mate of sores. I had seventeen
deep aleers at one time. I oould not put
aif foot to the ground, tnd waa really
to a pitiful state. A friend advised
■am Buk, and I applied this herbal
tola. It waa reaUy wonderful how It
attthed the pain uud aching aad gave
"I (tattooed witb It, leaving off all
other treatment, und at the end of a
•Mkt treatment tny leg waa not like
toe same. A fow boxes of '/.am Buk
healed all tke sores, and bit by bit
now, healthy skin covered the places
whleh had (eon so deeply pitted and
tearrod hy ulceration and blood poison.
Iho limb It now perfectly healthy, and
tottiMt marke of tbe old ulcers. For
mt* tpleadld resalt I havo oaly Zam
Buk to thaak."
ba Buk le a cure for pilot, eczema,
Mid eraoka or chape, ulcers, ring.
Worm, passes, cuts, abscesses, burns,
•fcildraa'a ratbet, abraalona, and for
a| tick injuries and disease*.   AU drug-
Cmt ttoret tell at 50c box, or poet
frtm Zam-Buk Co., Toronto, for
Refuso  Imitations  and  substi
Biys! Baseball Outfit Free
Bon I W* art* pivini a dandy Buaball
fettflt uMitirvly FBIB axartlj thn aauo aa
«bewn H (h* abof« tut. It eoniiaU of a
FlaMar'a tfo" and Oatehar'i mitt, both
rnede af goad hnmi'bida laathsr, a ragutatlua
4ae MR, a faed strung muk and a regular
Baaabal cap. Bend today for 94.51 worth
tt tar hiffh-grndr ewbaaaad poataarda, print
41 ia fefalv colors and fold. Thoa* aell lik«
ke* cakoa at f fur 10a; all oar agouti eej ao.
Vhoa a*1d, ratorn na Iha money, and wa
»,lll aand you tbe abora outfit all chargai
Uld- Any rarda you cannot Mil, wa will
•ttehwn. THE WtSfERH PBEMTOM 00.,
•apt B.P., Winnipeg, Canada.
THK fMoiiH bine color (fiveu to the
pwoAlnin manufactured at Sovruo
hu Ioiijj been belinvml to be the
rtm.lt of ■ secret process, aud many
legends axitit ubout it. It hats, Inw-
t~tt. beea recently ibown that it ia
a uiittakft to Btippofle that Sovru blue
Nanot be produced etHCwbere. As a
natter ef fact, it ia produced in many
French potteries, where auffli'ient care
ii takea, and where pure ozid of co-
halt in used. Formerly it wss difficult
to procure tbia article without impuri-
tiXm. which injured the color; but
tketnlcul icienet* baa overeouie all the
djfficaJliee. Thc name ia true of tho
(liincae (i-recn known an celadon. It
waa invented in China, but it can be
perfectly  reproduced elaewhere.
rllE tbeatre and restaurant gowu—one aud tbe same-
has suddenly become ot almost paramount importance
in the fashionable wardrobe, and tbe woman who maket
a point of attending all the new plays and incidentally en-
Joys dining ln publio ls forced to bestow a bit of timo upon
these tame gowns.
Tht wearing of the low gown at the thoatro has become
almost universal, and, while thero ia no law enforcing it, the
unwritten law which compels women to dress in what Dame
Fashion decreet It the latett style exercises a most far reaching Influence. There is much that is practical in this same
decree of fashion.
YOU teem to be flush.''
"Ves; I gavo my wife $50 for
(ferietmas.   and   havo  .jest   succeeded iu coaxing it away from her."
a-e    •
WHHN I order poultry from yon
again," said the man who
quarrels with hia grocer, "I
tea't want yon to sand mo any of tbose
■tropl ue chickens." "Wbat kind do
jo* meant" "Tbe sort that are all
wing* and machinery and no meat."
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•n*Mss«a Ike aens"-*t writs as
best and can be remedied oftenor,' tht darker colors wear
longer without requiring cleaning and are extremely distinctive. This winter there have been a great number of
blue theatre gowus. One brilliant dark blue with blue or
black jet trimmings has been moat popular, while a fasciuat.
ing changeable blue and mauve bas been in constant demand.
Bright pinks aud one dark yellow shade in various materials
have also beon entered for competition, while lately in grey
there have been seon aome exquisite ahadea and materials.
Black aad white is fashionable, exceedingly fashionable
at pretent, and theatre gowus of this combination are to
be seen in infinite variety of design, A light mauve gown
with a tunic of jet ia a populur model, while a black satin
with a white chiffon and laco tunic is eveu more novel
For the latter tbere are two different kinds of laco used in
the waist, while above the hem of tbe tunic is an inch
baud of the finest filet witb an edge of guipure. The pattern
of the laee shows out with marvellous distinctness against
tho black background, while the band of black cutting the
folds over the shoulders, finishing the elbow sleeves aud in
the high girdle, is most striking. In fact, tbia combination
of black and white is almost without oxeeption strikingly
Ashes of rosea wae years and years ago a roost fashionable color. In the winter just past and now again thie
spring it is in style, and for a theatre gown combined
with black lace is very smart. It is not to be worn by a
young girl and is one of the few colors most becoming to
older women. With a touch of soft cream white lace,
jewelled trimmings, in which are pink amethysts, a color
scheme can be worked out moot effectively. There ia n
smart combination sometimes attempted of a touch of blue
with tho ashes of roses, but this can only be satisfactorily
worked out by some one who is an artist in colors as well
as clothes. In the meantime euch a gown is essentially
smart and expensive
Fancy silks and satins are good Investments, and they
can be bought, especially just now, at most reasonable prices,
and make up effectively. They are excellent for theatre
gowns, and tt is a good plan to select the more unusual
lesigns and colorings, Tbey are often far less expensive
and much smarter. The color may in Itself be dull and not
becoming. Trimmings of some contrasting color tbat is
becoming will then transform the gown and besides givo
an original touch that will make it far smarter. Buch a
gown ef a rather dull gray figured satin la transformed by
its trimming of pale blue panne velvet.
When cost is not considered the brocade crop* de Chine
combined with plain satin is extremely popular for the
new theatre and restaurant gowns. The material drapes
so perfectly that it is especially well suited to the newest
models on the classic lines; It is to be found in all shades
and colore and will be unquestionably a most popular material this epring,
IT la abstlately attetatry tt wtar clothes thtt taa be
lauadertd if ont keeps alee aad freth.   Thit pita wn
ke and for black lawa shirtwaists aad eoraet-tovtra,
aad sateen, tr aay klatk aadtrtklrt except tllk.
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Black and Whit* Ohtck Tailor Oottnmt
To begin witb, tbe waist cut low at the neck is much cooler and more comfortable; then nothing injures a heavy gown
or velvet, or indeed any material, moro than to woar it at
tbe theatre, when it gota so crushed iu the limited space
allowed for each individual. It makes possible the wearing
of the most iuexpensive gown provided that tbo waist is
effective and becoming, and au old waist can without great
trouble or expense be converted into one most effective for
the theatre. This applies only to what is worn at tbe theatre,
for there is no place where all the details of a eostume thow
more distinctly thaa at a restaurant
There it a most extraordinary change in the appearance of
all restaurants now from even five years ago. Low gowns are
fashionable aad the majority of women do not wear hats. If
hats aro worn they are either of enormous size and of tbe
must costly description or are small, eccentric, but very
smart, on the head dress order, and Incidentally very expensive alto. At firat glance there Is not any marked difference
between the theatro and tho ball gown, but a closer inspection reveals there ts a decided difference in tho cot of the
waist. It is not so low in the neck; in faet, is much more on
tho order of what In our grandmother'a day wero known aa
V ahape and square neck. The shoulders are more covered,
veiled at ar* the upper arms with folds of tbe material of
the gown—voile do soie, chiffon or some semi-transparent
material of the same color, outlined with a fold of black or
whito, preferably the black if not unbecoming. At ths back
tha T shape not exaggeratedly low Is the fashion, but always
in keeping with the une of tbe material over the shoulders.
Too rnnch attention cannot bo givon to this and also to the
back of the waist being becoming and perfect In every detail. The clever dressmaker realises thit and reepects the
shoulders of ber customers in consequence, knowing thst an
inch too mnch or too narrow iu the V will ruin the smartest
gown ovor designed.
Thit it a season when the ball gown that has served lit
time, lost Its freshness and yet retains its good line* proves
ef great service, for over it can bo put one of the pattern
robes now sold at a great reduction from tbo original price,
or draperies of some transparent fabric not necessarily expensive. The too low lino of tho ball gown can be hidden
under the transparent or semi-transparent fabric of the new
tunic or overdress, and tho color and design of the skirt will
show through moat effectively. With a white or light color
satin ball gown wonders ran bo worked by thit method.
For tho woman who doea not hare to count pennies nor
calculate at to the cost of clothes the ordering of theatre
and restaurant gowns is tblt season a keen delight, no fascinatingly attractive are most of the models. Practical and
smart is one modol, which might be called conservative in its
distinctive note. The gown is of gray striped voile do sole
of the softest pearl shade, and the skirt, quite unlike the
majority, is In side pleats tbat fall straight from waltt to
hem. The waist is made of bands of silver laee witb pearl
and silver beads that are ln surplice effect, and the ends are
caught under a high belt of velvet with jewelled buckle.
Extremely simple but Intensely smart, this is a most popular
Much more striking and also more on the order of a ball
gown is a model of satin witb overdress or front panel of
bead embroidered net or tulle. The upper part of the waist
and the back of the entire gown are of the satin. On tbe
front of tbe waist is a wldo cnoux of velvet ribbon nr a large
velvot flower of aome color in direct contrast to the color
of the gown. A pale blue satin wita the flower of deep pink,
a cboux of mauve; a rose pink gown witk deep crimson flow-
er, pale yellow with deep orange, ars a few instances of what
lias been made up.
Whether a dark or a light gown is the more praetieal ie
often discussed, but no concensus of opinion has ever boen
obtained. Putting black ont of the question, there is much
to be said oa both sides.   The white aad light colon aloaa
Back of Old Bos« Cloth Sown
First, blask elothos must sever bt washed in water
that has beea used for sither washing tr rinsing whit*
things, as there always is la* Hat la this water whicli ttiiki
to tke black, tnd oo amount of after riasing will get it off.
Wash in hot, elssn soapsuds, aud riast in tke ordinary
way. Tt stank, take a cupful tf white torn-meal, place ia
a fryingpat, and set aext the Ire on the range. Burn
thiB until it is a black, sticky mass, stirring all tbs while.
Then strata, and yeu have a spletdid starch. Iron on the
wrong sids, and yeur shirtwaists will ba beattifnlly fresh
and sweet
EVERY one of the great scientists
is by aature an adventurer; he
wishes., to push out beyond ail.
otber adventurers upou the greut sea of
kuowledge, or to tind his way to some
uew port, acccptiug as bis lodesfone
that fact or series ot facts which aeems
best to suit his purpose, dust aa in tbe
duy of Columbus tho wealth of India
drew towards thut niugio shore many
adventurous navigators, each oue en-
deavoriug to find some new route, ao iu
oar title than ar* certain speculative
questions which tend to attract the
highest imaginative powers' of our
scientists, lliey are questions of far-
reaching import, questions to the Iny
mind apparently quite insoluble, yet
they seem almost within tbe grasp of
the master minds of our greatest scientists. Ont of tho most tantalizing of
these questions is "How old is tho
worldf" Two sets of investigators
have tackled the quettion, tht physicists and the geologists, but so widely
have their answers differed that to harmonize tbem is impossible.
Twenty to forty million years are
tho limits which the. physicists give in
response to tbe geologists' demand for
at least a hundred million years. The
physicists looked out upon the world.
Tbey noted its shape, its temperature,
and the velocity with whlcb it rushed
through space. They looked across tho
ninety million miles which separated us
from the aun, estimated its solidity,
and measured its temperature, applied
mathematics to the data thus obtaiued,
and got at their remit that thie world
was a world of twenty to forty millions of yean old. It wat tbis result
that Huxley met with the stinging
retort that "mathematics eould be compared to a wonderful mill whleh will
grind you stuff at fin* as you please,
ut what you got out depeadt upon
what you put In; and at the grandest
mill in tho world will not extract wheat
flour from peat code, to pages of forrau
lae will not got a definite result ont
of looee data."
The geologist* endeavored to obtain
a reeult by making leas sweeping assumptions. They saw that tno land
waa being gradually moved tea ward.
Frost splits the rocks of tbo mountain
aide*, gravity draga the fragmentt
slowly and almost imperceptibly to tho
bottom; there they fall into the rlvor
whieh grinds thom to grist and mud,
which is carried to the ocean beneath
whose waves it lt spread In great
sheets. Year by year, tentury by century, aga after age, hat thla gono on,
and fragments from Mount Everett now
lit beneath the waves, of the Indian
Ocean, owing to the unceasing attivity
of frost, rain and river. Thit process
it slow; taking the world a* a wbolt,
only eight inches have been removed
from tbe land surface since Christ wat
btrn, yot. tbe' rocks of tho world ar*
thousands Of feet thick, and they have
iu the main all been formed in thie
wuy. Careful ealealationa of tbe rat*
at whicn rock formation it now pro
greeting have been made, and theae
compared with the thickness of tbs
rocks already formed. Tkie comparison
yields a psriod of a hundred million
years as the minimum time necessary
for the formation of the earth's crust.
This result has received confirmation
from a curious investigation carried out
by Professor Joly, for whieh tbe Royal
Society hae recently awarded him a
gold medal. He assumed that the ocean
wns once fresh water, and that, tbe
whole of the salt now in it cams from
the land by way of tbe rivers. Analyst
of the various parts of the.ocean wore
made, and the average amount of salt
brought down to the sea annually by
the rivers was computed. A comparison of these gave bis resnlt of a hundred million yeara.
Bat the investigators of the new.
science of radio-activity have set back"
the beginnings of tho world to a tlmt
hundreds-!of millions of years beyoud
the geologists. They say definitely that
the world is at least seven thousand
Ivo hundred millions of yean old, and
this result, has not boen-obtained by
surmise pins mat hematic*, but is obtained by actual measurement in a
laboratory. There is scattered throughout tbe world a metal culled uranium,
the grandparent of radium. This uranium is the most wonderful substance
in tbis wonderful world. Locked up
within its atoms is a store of energy
so vast as to be almost inconceivable.
The energy of a ton, coeUng just nnder
112,500, would light London for a year,
and a cupful would drive the Dreadnought at fuU speed around the world.
Bnt though vtc know this, it is at pre
sent utterly beyond our reach and control. The ardent heat, of the electric
arc, or tbo chilly cold of tho deptbt of
apace, ara alike powerless to Influence
It in any way. At any given moment
myriads of itt atoms are bursting, and
with euch fore* that the particles fly
off at a speed of thousands of miles
per seeond. A shell leave* the muzzle
of tbe Dreadnought'a guns and goes a
mile in two and a half seconds, whilst
No Longer Has
Cold or Catarrh
Dear Sirs,—I have been ia tae drag
basinese for over six years, tad at aa
up td-dbte druggist have a deep teatal
antipathy to certain kinds uf medieuMd
However, being a sufferer from Qatar*,
and noticing the enormous salt of Oa-
tarrhotone, actuated by motivet tf
curiosity I opened and tried a amall W
cent package of Catarrhozone. By ta*
time I had finished it and one ef the M
eizo outfits of Catarrhozone, I was completely cured. That wus eight month*
ago, and I have never since evtn had a
eold. I consider Catarrhozone aa iadta-
pcnaable remedy in overy household.
(Bignod) Lawrence Mead, BrockviMe,
Ont ^
Catarrhozone lt sold nnder guanatae,
in 25c, ISCe, and $1 sizes, flet it fraat
your dealer.
in that time a particle from uraaiaa
would go around the world. The pro*.
euce of thia metal iu the rocks ef Ita)
world settles once aiid for all its minimum age, for if we know the age ed
uranium wc know that the world moot
at least be at old. It is aaid of a car-
tain peer that his family is so ancient
tbat in the margin of the sound ahatt
of the record ia this note: "litre Ik*
Flood occurred."
Uranium, however, ie the fouader tf
a family .whose history ie the longest
known. For uranium to chaago completely into radium, ita immediate descendant, a period of tore* thousand
five hundred million yeara is necessary.
But such a period ef time seems at Irtt
tight utterly beyond our measurement
as it ia beyond our eoateptitn. At a
matter of fact, it ia th* result of cartful and accurate measurement, com
bined with the application of the fundamental law of radio-activity. Thi*
law states that it we have two radioactive tubttancea, each of which I*
changing, but at a different rata, lal*
tome other substance, thea their proportion in a rock it a measire of lite-
periods. Wherever we Ind radium w*
alto Ind uranium, aqd not only do ■•
find them alwayt together, bat alwayt
in the tamo proportioas. A grain td
radium found in a given rock is a sas*
indication that we shall lad three million grains of uranium. Badiam I*
radio-active, which it bat aatthor war
of earing that it ia gradaally sheafing into tome uther stbatanse, It*
"emanation." Uranium it alao radioactive, aad ia ehaagiug into radium,
and it is because of the existence ed
thi* change that' the life ef uran'mm
can be calculated. For either a grata
or atom of radium to change templet*-
ly into "emanation" a period of tat
thousand Ive hundred yeara is nee**-
tary. Bat wherever wo Ind radium
we alao Ind throe million timet ts musfc
uranium. Then, according t* that fua-
damental law of radioactivity, the lite-
period of uranium it three million time*
aa long aa tbat af radinm, that it, •
period of seven thousand five hundred
million yeara, and thia is the minimum
period whleh we oan tteiga to the ago
of tht world.
How long it the world to go ont Oa*
very terrifying theory haa beea d it-
proved by the discovery of tkp radi*-
uetive elements. The physicists slid
tbe .earth was cooling, laad pronounced
our doom. Thoy pointed to our satellite, the.moon, aud predicted that th*
time was coming when this earth est
ours should sweep, through apace at a
constantly lessening speed, the tidal
wave acting as a continuous brake;
they predicted that as time went o*
the earth woald Iqte its heat and be at
dead and sterile and told as is theme**
at the present time, Professor Strut!
has proved that the very opposite it i*
all probability \t\e truth, for there i*
more that) enough radium in the rock*
to make up1 for any boat the earth may
bo radiating into tho cnilly deptka tr
interplanetary apaee. The fact that
there ia more than enough radium show*
that: the., world is gradually getting
warmer, and we are' not etepjdug oat-
tide tbe bound* of probability by suggesting that, If present conditions continue to hold, tho world may once mora
dissolve into primeval fire mist, and
that tbo waste energy thrown out by
the disintegration of the radio-active
elements in one place may be utilised
in building np othera somewhere elta.
The ancient mystical symbol of matter
—"Outoborut, tha Tall Dovourer"—
wat a serpent coiled and devouring It*
own tail, and bearing within it th*
motto, "Th* whole I* one." And thla
may stand at the symbol of evolution
in Itt very latest phase, evolution la
eyelet.—O. P. M. C, In T. P.'t Weekly.
DO you think yonr son will forgot
all he learned at college!" aaked
a friend.
"I hope to," replied tbe father, "I
don't tee bow he can earn a living
playing football aad baseball."
Thouaand* of mothers ean testify to
tho virtue of Mother Graves' Worm
Exterminator, becauso they know from
experience how useful It ia.
Ne. instill Overall.
-ti, of
S ss. J.ntni.
Yoa eau't
Iwn this
garment tor
farm tut.
-•g Kotlc* th* way tb* Buttons
aro pat on to stay aad th*
method of doable itltohlng
uad on all K. of B. Garments.
These are only just two of tho
many strong feature* that aro tha
cause of the great popularity of
KING tf tke ROAD
There are many other strong features, tnck as
tho high bib, the goneroaa put oa whieh they
aro built, giving perfect eaee in movement to
the wearer; and the excellence of the material
But ask your dealer for tbe brand aad at* fer
yourself wbat overall perfeetkw io.
R. J. Whitla & Co., Ltd.
Wbolttalt Diatrltattrt, Winnipeg THB   ISLANDER
Published   every  Saturday  at Cumberland,  B.C., by
Ormoxd T. Smiths,
Editor and Proprietor.
Advertising rate* published elsewhere in the paper,
Subscription price $1.50 par year, payable in advance
The editor doe* Mt hold  himself responsible for views expressed by
SATURDAY, MAY   13,    1911.
Beadnell & Biscoe
Offices: Courtenay and
 gomox. B.e.=-
Bush and Farm Lands
Sea and River Frontage
Courtenay Lots
Phone 6 at A|, prjces
What the Editor has to say.
If ignorance is bliss, oh you License Commissioner! I
No, Willie, the License Commissioners have not greater
powers than a Supreme Court judge.
The Provincial Government should be careful in making
appointments to the office of License Commissioners to choose
men whose heads will not become unduly swelled by having
such an honor conferred upon them.
The editor of The Islander might be more popular in
certain quarters if he were a "milk and water" writer.
We will continue however, to let the light of truth into
dark places.
What about that Powder Magazine?
It is almost time the Council took some steps to have this
removed to a safe distance from the city
The supplementary estimates are down at Ottawa, and a-
mountto considerably over $17,000,000.
While a considerable amount is put down for public works
in other parts of the province we do not note any large expenditure for improvements ill this district, we understand, however, that the member for Comox-Atlin is still drawing his pay
for looking after the interests of his constituents at Ottawa.
The S. S. City of Nanaimo is on the Nanaimo-Comox run a
gain, and the S. S. Princess Mary will be  tsen off.
How long does the C. P. R. suppose the people of this
district will stand for such a service ?
We believe there is sufficient on this run to warrant some
company in putting on a decent sea-worthy vessel.
With the memory of the Iroquois and Sechelt disasters
fresh in our minds, We believe that the council of this city and
the Citizens' League and Development League should direct
the attention of the proper authorities to the class of service
we are receiving and ask that the law regarding the inspection
of coast steamers be rigidly enforced so far as steamers on
this run are concerned.
What is the council going to do in regard to the defective
drains in this city ?
There are some of them that simply must be attended to
without delay, or the danger of some contageous disease break
i ig out during the summer will be very great indeed.
Wit quite agree with the council chat .he city should not
spend any more than in absolutely necessary in this work until the sewerage question has been voted upou by the electors at
the same time delay is extremely dangerous as far as some of
the drains are co owned, a.d that these be repaired at once is
absolutely imperative if contagion is not to be invited
Owing to the '2J,th of May being a Public Holiday, the
Fraternal Order of Eagles will hold their regular meeting on
Wednesday evening, May 17th,at the usual hour, after wliich
a Social Session will be held in the Hull.
All visiting Brothers are cordially invited to attend.
Not the Cheapest, but the Best
Catalogue Free
Vancouver Island Nursery Co.,
Somenos, V.I.
120.      PRICE FROM $126 TO *500.00.
The Island Realty Co.
Fire. Life. Live Stock P, L. ANDERTON,
... Accident.. Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. C.
. Ajsxom
Practical   Watchmaker
All Work Guaranteed
Dunsmuir Ave   : ::   Cumberland
Pilsener Beep
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
ss=Best on the Coasts=_-
Piteenep Brewing Co..    Cumberland, B.C.
Just Arrived
RANGING FROM $20.00 TO $25.00
The Furniture Store1
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.O
District of !*.iyw.irrt
TAKK NOTU'K ihnt Ucoqw Porter, of VaucoVcr
occupation barber, intend* to apply for nertuiiwlun
to pircluue tha following dtMcrfbtnl latldl.—
Commencing at a pott planted at tlio .. K corner
of T. L. 27115 thence about AO chains west; tht-nri> *
bout 1(0 chaini. north to shore lino; thenc* south-
fast, following shore Hn* to point of comuittncrwml
containing 010 acres more or 1ms.
George Porter
Earl Cllne, Agent
Date March 10th. 1911. (nnl 1)
District of Haywnrtl
TAKK NOTICK tnat Alfred Cautiuiehe of Vano
urer IU',, occupation plasterer, intends to apply
for permission to purohae the following dcscrilted
C"wmencing at posl pUnted about 20rlmiiH north
of the H W corner of T I. 2?10fiJ thenre west 8(1
chain*; thence norl *> 40 chains; tb- nfeeoftt 40 chains
thence nortli 40 chains; thence east .0 chains; tlu lice south 80 chama to point <>f commencement, containing 040 acres more or less
Alfred 'aiitanche
Kurl Cllne, A Rent
March ltth Mil (fpl 1)
I tlFICT /(in
..FOR ..
The Russell
The only Car Made
in   America   with
the "Silent Knight
Valveless Engine,"
Also made in valve
. . . style . . .^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Cleveland. Brantford, Maesey-Karris, Perfect and Blue Flyer Blcy-
oles; PairbHiiKs Morse Our* I'.ngines; also the Moore Gasoline
Lighting Systems. Oliver Typewriters. Repairing of all kinds.
Bicycles, Sewing Machines, Huns, etc.     Scissors and Skates ground
Rubber Tires for Baby Carriages.   Hoops Jor Tubs
District nt Xnywunl
TAKK NOTICK Hint William MniliHson fsam.
itt Vancouver H.C. nccupntluu carpenter, Intcntlsto
apply (nr pannlHslnll tn purrhitsr tlic fnllowinu lit'
ecrlheil lands - -
C'otninencInK at a pnst planted shout 20 chain,
nnrth of the M, W. comer ufT. I,. 87191V, thence snutl
HO chains; thence west till chains; thence nnrth s.
chains; thence east so chains In point nf cmmnelici
nent, containing Oltl acres more or less,
William MaildUnn Ktawr
Karl ('Hue, Ajiont
Date, Mnrch Mlh mil apl l)
Mah Lee
P. 0. BOX 294
Near tiie Saw Mill
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
for * i MB-Ou     . . .i  i r
soy Hull, in prima condition.   Apply to
i)avu Roy.
Kor Suits -Tto IItiu«™ nn (ronil dry lot,
'■out. fur $10 per month each, will Bell
iho two fnr $lli.ri(), nr one fnr 88o0.
Apply X.Y.Z.    [slander Ofkiok
T EfOf
Tiie Store of
Every boat adds
to our stock of
theso High Clnss
SHOES for men
and women unequalled for
DSBfi    -LR
401 pull.ta. hotched'IW*
Irom J**. I lo Mar 31. UM 3TMO till
which aoU at wholesale prlo««
nal        »        •        • flelv, 12
•on ol food lor .am. ».rlod     311.05
a«oro(o>rollt par bird lor
ISIdaya       •       •       •
Display Advertisements
75 cents per column inch per month.
Special rate for half page or more.
Condensed Advertisements
1 cent 1 word, 1 isauo ; minimum charge 25 cents.
No accounts run for thn cIs.hh of advertising
..y      ■       ■       ■
Per II.
■    2.50
• 1,00
H. ty. Beadnell,
Comox, B. C.
Agent for E & N.
Comox  District.
llU* UUUU1    Ul UMI
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Oood
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
..W. CoMtts..
"Leading Tobacco King."
Better known as
Dealer In Fruits, Candy, Cigars
snd Tobscco.
t_u Billiard Room in connection
I Oun Rer*.nnd, Comox District, turn bftecli-
i tnimbwl lop of thii stamp; • X 7, andiquaro
witb letter C In centre. If owners wish ta claim,
pleue communlcete to defray expenuM, Addnws
ttenmsn Iilud, .   i  ■
I.'hion Lotion No 11, I. 0 0. F.
Meets every Fiiday evening a' 7 ooli ck
in 1. i.i. 0. K. Hall    Viiiilug bretheni
Jas E Aston, Swjmtaky
i   :   :   CEIVED  :   :   .
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
Now the timo will anon be coming
When with vour residence you do
do get sick,
For lifter the (lien the liuuao with
dirt does get thick,
80 don't you think we'd better be
And cull on the Painttit nnd hnve our
house fixed.
Painter and Papcrhangsr
•SKiN W.MTiai bio. Cumberland.
Terms Moderate,     Business Punctual
Barrister,   Solicitor   and 1
Notary Public..
The finest hotel in the city,
$mfo : g>uifs
of Summer Suits at $15.00
They are the latest in style and
best in quality
DON'T FORGET-we are a-
gents for Coppley, Noyes & Randall Clothing.
Onr Ladie ' Waists    ave arrived
and are open for inspection.
*   ^^AA^^s^^^*^^V^<MW*
Si'jcri'B fo nt tliiiir.
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
The  McClary  Manufactuing Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
Still Drudging Along
What is life going to mean to ou ? Is it going to mean comfort and prosperity, or is lack
of training going to condemn you to hard labor for the rest of your days?
FOR YOU, THERE IS A ROAD TO SUCCESS.    Let Geo. Shaw, Nanaimo, tell you all about it.
We are agents for
8 for Fire, Life and Live Stock Insurance and our rates are the very lowest compata' I
with safety.   Do not let lire catch you without protection.      Remember our Companies are safe a   '
rates moderate.   Delays are dangerous, to-morrow may be too late.
Citizens shouk' call and inspect them before voting FOR or AGAINST the SE WERAGE BY-LAW.
WELLINGTON PROPERTY—S acres ell cloarcd and fenced, nn letter land for chicken funning, chicken houses and chicken run., the latter nil Iwing fenced.    $850, terns J cash, (t, 12, 18, 24 month*.
CEDAR DISTRICT—80 acres of gond farming land, 1 ncre cleared, government road running down onualde ul property and anothej gov't, road road running through   part nf ihe priprty. Will   aell   for MBOOi
*1;K)0 caah, Iml. in 1 and 2 yews.    Most of thia land is alderbottom.    GAURIOLA ISLAND-160 acr™, 40 of which am under cultivation, 14 acre* in potatoes, 2 orchar.la, 80 fruit hearing tre ■*, 3 acrea  under  oata.
This property ia all drained and thc cleared land fenced.   1(2000 house; thia alio ia reuced, large ham, chicken hou.-ea and chicken run all fenced, ni hoot  right  by property,  road running through  property.    Distant*
fruinAvliarf one mile,    Cmp goes with property.   Teruia $4000, cash Ulance'to be arranged. !
"gfoef ^Tcgfa*fa«v    ^fyone m.   - §*xmocvlaxxb, a$. §.
___________m—_mm_—e ■■   • "• • z—r THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. B.C.
Neatly describes the celerity of Put-
um'*< '.'t-inlcmh Curo and  Wirt Kxtrae-
Wr.    Keiuuvuu u wart, taken ml" a cal-
lo«u, root* imt  a corn without pain, iu
tweity-four houra.    Wheu you use Put-
-l-wn»'r-PRinloaS'CoW|-'aniT "Wart" Extractor, there is uo acur, no burn ,uo loss uf
■ '*4nifc. '"Satisfaction guaranteed- with ev-
'ity Jfcqi bottle of   I»otuaju 'a   Paiuleaa
■■-4irr-ad8 Wart Extractor.
THKV had reached the outer portala
of tho front door, aad were go-
iiif through tbe precast) of parting,
TfliTy liugeriogly.
"When I Bay gooil-night to you thia
evening," gurgled Mr. Youugalow, "do
yob think tt would be proper for me to
•lice one reverent kiss upon your fair
J'Woll," alio sighed softly, aa she
laid her head cj uie tly on hU ahoulder,
"£ ahould coiiaidor it decidedly out of
w"*-"      ....     .
fpl.il servants wore abed, find the doc
J^    tor aimworod the boll himself.    A
( colored fjniaa ai owl on the atejw
k«)iling n Inr(ft* pftPftugG. "
'Ms Mi.sH Mulildnli, the cook, at
Mnn, lain" Tlikod  the mun.
t'Ycs, but she bus rotirnd," returiiHil
ikn dootor.
ifCaa  I  leab  this fo' her, wibf"
''CerUinly," said the doetor.
Ho took tlio bundle, Trom whieh flow,
an aad bud* Were prutru ling, aud, after biddingV|lij| tfeiij.' gilpd:ii|glit,'care-
falJy earned w to the kih'lieu, whore
ho deposited it, paper and all, in a puu
of water.
Tho doctor thought nothing more of
the affair until ho heard Matilda's
angry voice raised iu conversation with
tiie raaill.
"Hf I had do ptiBSOo hoah," cried
the cool;, "flat put mah new spring hat
In dia yer diali-pau, I'd scald hliu fo'
Here's a Home Dye
.Oan Uae.
vHfclH DYEINC hu
mtwajt bea* sr—aa af
Xtkimt-Hot ** rnh.1.
r'Hie SAME  Dye.     Ue cbaace of usta* ti»
WWONC Dye toe tie*. Qoode ya hava to cdJmr.
IT waa at a,, recent Friars' dinner
that Augustus Thomas told the
story of a newspaper laudable appetite. Thero had arisen a controversy over the ability of a man to oat two
quails n day for thirty consecutive
days, A Park ttow reporter waa asked
lf he would undertake the task, "Sav,
BUI," ho replied, "make it turkey."
suppose you
page a day."
"No; I'm tired of readin' about the
rise of a republic. Let me try the ' Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'
tor a while."
THET  were  on  a  winter  shooting
trip down in bain*.    Early tke
aeeond    morning    the    colonel "a
voice founded from the kitchen of thc
WOMAN camo into the tol'egrap .ft*** eheUei.;■"WmlrlirtWBWfr has.
- de-
 ,     admitted the thin member of thej party,
with chattering teeth.   "Had—Sad to,
old ehap.    I—I wae w-^writlngi koine
ottico tlio other Hay to receipt.rorjbecoroe of  all  onj jtUskxl". Jib
a    meHsafio    from    hcr husbanil. |mandedT**r'T,,ve^IVe drunk  it,'
j,.'! Send for free sample to Dept. B.1
I national Drag ft Chemical Oo, Toronti
Dr.Nartel's Female Pills
rtb*« and r«c*mm«n*ed for noun's aU-
iBta,   •  tdtnUOcallr   prepared   wmody   ei
m wtrtb.    The nantt from their as* la
ui pctimM  Wm sale aft aB «m
) by mail at home, Wilt*, Teu Wei,
'. *hree4Kep and Gtfotts 11.90. Send
i for Hat. Succeai guaranteed or money
■refunded. Thousands of tstHnrnilsli,
}f pxor. w. a NORMAN
t^    gey, Osbtras Btnet, Winnipeg
The Wretchednesa
<:: of Constipation
Caa qmsly be mm by
Tho message bad been copied "by an
operator whu uses a pen iiistead of tbe
typewriter. Aa the womflu read the
mesmigo she lifted it to hcr lips and
kissed it fervently. "And, in dear old
Harry's   own   handwriting,   too,", ahe
tf IKK, having boon sent by his
VI master to deliver a bare in a
liMiKpiet, set out on a lung journey. Keeling tired and imptisitivn, he
s»t down and opened the hamper to see
tho liure. Iu an instant tlte hare was
running down the rond. Mike was very
upset at this, but suddenly he shouted
after it: "It's no gnod; you dou't
know whore to go. I 'ave tho h'ad*
dress on thia 'ere 'amper."
• •   •
JAM BLYTHE, whose political
3 stories have gained him an extensive clientele of readers, found in
his mail tbe other day a letter from a
friend iu the Weat, with whom bo had
passed a few pleasant hours in Washington around the holidays. The letter
was a lengthy one, and dealt with all
sorts of subjects. After having appended the usunl "Yours truly," the writer
added a postscript, It read "Sam, are
you still on the water wagonf Neither
am I."
• *   •
AN old parrot used to live inn
public house bar where there was
always a great trade on Saturday
nights. One evening the parrot was
missed. Search was made, and at
length it was discovered iu the middle
of a field surrounded by crows who
were steadily plucking out his feathers.
As the rescuers approached the now
half-nuked bird was heard to cull out:
"One at a time gentlemen, if you
please, if you'll only wait you'll all be
• *   *
ABM8TBON0 Drexel, the well*
known aviator, was dining with
aome family friends at the Philadelphia club in his ancestral city. A
rather doubtful compliment was paid
Mr. Drexel on his flying, and the young
man neatly replied: "You make me
think of the beauty doctor. A lady
from Grosvenor Square visited bim,
and the mau aaid to hor: "After three
months of my treatment, madam, nobody would -ream you're over forty-
fire.' 'But, doctor/ faltered the lady,
'I'm ouly thirty-two.' "
.     .     e
A BTHUB MAN NIN, a farmer living
ol near Hammond, Ind,, was astonished Monday night ut tho sight
of his herd of cows being madly pur
sued hy four of his horses. As a cow
dropped from exhaustion the farmer
run to tho rescue oxpectiug to seo hor
trampled. Instoad, lho horses eagerly
began licking her hide. Iuvetigation
disclosed that a chore boy from Chicago recently employed, wheu told to
"salt the cows," had carefully rubbed
tiie salt all over the animals, working
it into the hair, and the horsos wore
"salt hungry. ""
H mm, aad hdigmin.    Tkty -° &•* «W-
Efl   s-.n pa, awn Dm, Smaa phm.
Genuine mhImu Signature
tXke a dose or
pis o's
\m*     *Thc best McDtciNt    W4r
rTae .couo ms* e» coudI
SOME Japanese advertisements,
quoted in the now review, Japon
et Belgique, posses a wealth of imagery unknown to the Western advertiser. A Toklo draper announces
that "Our goods are sent to customers'
houses with the speed of a shot from a
rifle." A grocer proclaims hia vinegar to be "more bitter than the gall of
the most diabolical of mothers-in-
law." And a large multiple store displays a poster inscribed, "Why not
visit our shops! Wc can satisfy every
possible want of yours. Every one of
our assistants is as complaisant and
obliging as a father who seeks to dispose of a doworless daughter. You
will be as welcome as a ray of sunshine coming after a day of ceaseless
«    «   t
THE    chieftain    of the deleterious
germs was come, at length to the
end of his resources.   Apparently
the game wua up.
"We are discovered," ho exclaimed
dejectedly, "That is to say, if thero
are more than 500,000,000 of ua in a
millimeter of milk tho stuff la thrown
in the sewer, and we are foiled of our
Bat suddenly a happy thought struck
"Why cannot a fow million of na in
each millimeter go disguised, and thus
fool the bacteriologists!"
To think was to act. no sprang
upon his feet. His voice rang out like
a clarion:
"How many germs," he demanded,
"Will volunteer to wear silk hats and
frock coats and try and look respectable for tho common wealf"
•    •   •
SAMMY'S parents wore trying to
encourage him to form a taste for
solid reading. With this end in
view, they induced him, by the promise
of a substantial reward, to read a certnin number of pages every day in
Motley's "Rise of the Dutch Republic"
He began it bravely, nnd for several
weeks stuck to his task without murmuring. Then he began to lose interest in the book. For a boy of his nge
this immortal work was rather heavy
reading, and ho asked if he might not
bo permitted to skip it every other
"What is tho matter, Sammyt" asked his father. "Don't you find it inter
"It's kind of monotonous," he an-
Warts are disfigurements thnt disap,
pear.' when treated with Hollowaj"n
Corn Cure.
-last night, t—telling tbe folks what
a fine t—time wo were having,1'
■   *   •
'pIIE aeroplane, making a twelve-hour
I journey from London to Hong
Kong, had got Into difficulties
utnong the stars. Something apparently
was wrong with the engine, for tbe customary comet like speed of tho airship
had suddenly considerably slackened.
"Oood heavens!" cried the skipper.
"We shall be half a second late. Whut
makes her yo so slow?"
''Wby, air," replied the engineer,
"we're passing through the Milky
Way, and the propeller's full o' butter!"
«   •   *
THE young son of a prominent railway  man  was  playing with  tbe
drawing-room   chairs    one   after
noon  when  his father entered, accom
pan led by u gentleman whom the ehlld
had never particularly fancied
As the visitor took a chair, th1) boy
remonstrated, "I beg your parden, sir,
hut this is a train of cars."
"Very well, my sou," was the an
swer; "I'll be a passenger."
But the youngster didn't  want  tht
grown-up for a passenger, so he said:
"Where do you wish to get off?"
"All right," said the boy. "Tbis ie
•   «. •
SO," said tbe judge, "yon say that
you never went to Chicago from
lluutersvUle. Now, this is a very
important point in the case, aud I give
you one more chance to explain, foi
you nud Snyder were seen on the same
train.    Now you must be precise."
1' No, sir, I never went to Chicago.'
"Didn't Snyder got"
"Yes. sir."
"Aud you were with him. Now, out
with it."
"Yes, sir," answered the witness af
ter a pause. "You see, I told the truth
because it was this way: We sat opposite euch other. He faced the engine,
I didn't go to Chicago; I just backed
away from lluutersviile."
ONE sees some queer things on these
long Glidden tours," says Charles
B. Shanks, "and the queerest one
thut I remember was in a hamlet in
Kansas. There was a post-office there,
ulso a blacksmith shop; also a church,
and also n cemetery. But all of these
accessories of a hamlet—except the
cemetery—were down in a valley out
of sight. The burylng-ground was up
on tbe side of the highway.
"As we rolled into town over awful
roads we looked up into that cemetery
and saw a banner stretched between
the monuments. And on that banner
some village patriot had printed in box
car letters the words, '' Welcome
Glidden Tourists,
Cured in Besmsville, Out.
"After a' long experience wTtli difrer;
ent puiu remedies, 1 am convinced that
nope aro equal.to Nerviline. 1 was
taken with a cold in my chest, which
later, developed into a tort of chronic
bronchitis. Every time I coughed it
seemed to rack and tear my whole
chest. I waa. also subject to a great
stiffness in my joints, especially about
tba knees and shoulders, and experienced much pain in my museles. To ouro
my chest troubles I (nt rubbed on
'Nerviline' copiously for two days, and
then put a Nerviline Porous Plaster
over the sore region. I got quick relief.
Rubbing the sore muscles and aching
joints' with Nervillne did more than
all other treatments combined. By the
aid of NorvilUe and those wonderful
Nerviline Porous Plasters almost any
"he, )iud,.cortainly any kind af inSani-
matorv cold can bc cured.
(Signed) "Mre. W. J. Sharpe,
ij j I '  "BearasviUe."
All dragglsts-Mll Nerviline ln 25c ui.d
SOc bottles.   Oct it today.
A Virginia farmer hud a few swarms
of bees which he kept in what arc called box hives. Inside these were small
boxes which would bold about two or
three pounds of honey euch. About
eight of these were placed in the top
uf the hive, and as at least one side of
each box was of glass, the keeper eould
easily look iuto the nive and see when
the boxes were filled with honey.
The farmer usually chose to do thia
early in tho morning, before the bees
came out to begin the labors of the
day, or at night whon they had finish-
ed them. Bees do not like to have their
dwelling-places moleBted, and generally
try to sting the intruder.
One day some friends wero at tbe
farmer's house, and as they wanted
honey very much, the farmer thought
he would venture to take it ont in the
afternoon. lie knew that some of the
boxes were quite full. The hives stood
a few rods from the house, and on that
side of tbe house were large doora leading into the cellar.
It has been mentioned tbat the boxes
were partly of glass, but tbe bottom of
eacb was made of little slats, so that
the bees could go In and out ua they
Tbe farmor took out several boxes,
carried them into the cellar, shut tbe
cellar doors nearly together, and hurried away. He put the boxes in tbo
cellar in order to allow any bees whieh
might be in tbem to fly out and return
to tbe hive; but, 'in bis boate to avoid
being stung, the farmer loft the doora
open too much, so that tbe eellar was
quite light, whoroas it should havo beeu
nearly dark.
Tbo bees were so excited and enraged
that they flew In all directions, attacking every one who came in their way. A
woman on the porch was stung on her
cheek; a neighbor passing along the
road fared no better; and a great running and screaming ensued.
Whon supper-time camo, there woro
so many bees flying about the cellar
doors that no one cared to go
near them. Early tbo next morning
the farmer lookod out of thc dining-
room window nnd obnerved that the nir
was still full of been.
At about ten o'clock he looked again
nnd not a bee could be seen. He went
down and brought out tbe boxcB. But,
instead of being heavy with honey, ns
thoy wero the day beforo when taken
from the hive, they were almont ns litfbt
ob air,  being filled only  with   empty
Soklr slops .ou.lu, cans oold., heal,
thraat aad loj,     .     .     jf
comb. The bees had worked with a
will, and had carried all the honey
back to the hives.
A number of the larger banking institutions employ from one to half a
dozen men whose sole duty is to ox
amine every check thnt comes in
through tho clearing house, nnd vouch
for thc genuineness of the signatures.
To the ordinary citizen it seems nothing short of marvellous that a signs-
ture clerk will instantly recognizo the
slightost alteration in a siguature, with
thousands of checks passing through
his hands eneb day, many of them
drawn by depositors who sign but a
few checks in tbe course of a year; but
an expert signature clerk can carry In
his mind nceurate photographs of five
thousand or more signatures, and rarely
bas to refer to the signature book.
When not engaged with the incoming
checks, tbe siguature expert spends his
timo iu familiarizing himself with tbe
signatures of new customers. There is
no room for uncertainty in his business,
for if ho passes a bogus draft it will
mean a bud mark against him when
promotions are in order, and to refuse
payment on a genuine check means a
very wrathful customer.
The signature clerk Is also required
to see that so ehecks are post-dated
and to look for chocks on which pay
ment has been stopped.
In proportion to the numbor of
checks paid by a large bank every business day, tbe amallness of tbe number
nf "bad" ones that slip through is no
thing short of marvellous.
lifted into the air by the heat of a burning-epongoful of alcohol, aud destined
to- flare up in picturesque disaster after
sailing a mile or. so. The fire-bailoou
has, however, great advantages over
tbe gas-balloon. It is very cheap and
it can uot explode. Oiven a steady,
reliable, safe cou rye of heat, there is no
reason wby it should not displace the
gas-bag altogether. In France, as we
barn from an article on "Tho Twen-
tieth-Centary Montgolflcr," written for
La Nature by O. Camus, a special aviation society for the development of the
hot-air ballpop bai recently been form,
ed.' Wbat It bas done and wbat It proposes to do aro described ai follows by
tbia .write:-'.- ,    - ' ■
"A hot-air balloon that bat a considerable lifting power at Iti start rises
very quickly, but toon reaebea its limit
of altitude. . . . It ls tbls brevity
ot time and distance tblt baa prevented
this type of balloon from devoloping aa
it ahould have done.
'.'But if we build a fire-balloon with
a portable beat-source so that the lifting force will not lessen, wa shall have
a device superior to the gas-balloon.
Until recent years we had no practicul
combustible admitting of the solution
of this problem. Now we have at our
disposal an ideal liquid fuel—potroloum—and also burners that will insure
its oompleto combustion.
"In fact, the problem la solved; and
all wo have to do is to group our htiru-
ers in n special form of heater which
wlll serve, before tbe start, to inflate
the bug, und during thc trip, tn maintain the temperature within it.
"The thing is evidently to construct
such a hentor. The Idea was In tho air,
aud in July, 1910, a campaign of education was begun in the journal Aero.
The converts who had faith in this renaissance of the firo-bnlloon formed a
-iociety whoso solo ob.ject was the practical study and popularization ef the
rfontgolfler type. The heater is now
built and gives perfect satisfaction. .
. . Before describing it wc sball remind our readers of tho essential differ-
ences between a gas and a fire-balloon
nnd note their respective advantages
and faults.
"Generally, ln a fire-balloon, the
source of beat is on the ground, and as
the expanded air vory quickly cools, the
lifting power becomes almost instantly
rero. In a gas-balloon, on the othor
hand, there is au excess of ascensional
force that may be controlled in the
form of sandbags. If we suppose o
flre-bniloou carrying a source of bent
and with constant interior temperature,
its signal defects will disappear,   There
The Horseman
Following thc lead of mauy other
states the legislature of Califoruia ban
before it a stallion registration law.
Tbe law is drastic aud compels every
owner of a stalliou standing for public
nervice to register aud as a preliminary
the stalliou must be passed upon by n
veterinarian as to soundness, aud even
a spavin, ringbone or curb will disqualify. It is also necessary to have a
correct aud verified pedigree whicli
with the registration certificate shii11
be placed in a conspicuous place wber
the hurw is iu service. The original
demand for theso laws came from thi
farmers and were aimed at the tiuscru
pulous dealers iu draft horses who ,itl
worthless and unsound horses oftentimes
with bogus pedigrees. The average
farmer knowB little of pedigrees, very
seldom enough to detect a bogus one.
But he has the remedy in his own hand.
No farmer is so poor that be cannot
tako one agricultural paper and it will
only cost him two centB to ask tho editor whether-the' horse which is standing in his neighborhood is as represented. The heavy draft breeders bave
their stud books and a bogus pedigree
can quickly be discovered. Tbe various
certificates aro for pure breeds, grades,
cross-breeds, non-standards and mongrels, so tbat tbe fanner knows In advance wbat be is breeding to.
We very much question whether tbis
law will be of any service to trotting
borse breeders, while in eome instances
it may work unjustly. Wo know of a
case recently brought to our attention
where the certificate of one of tbo leading young trotting stallions in Illinois
and a noted sire of speed was held np
for an alleged unsoundness. Tbe most
eminent veterinarians disagree as to
whether certain defects are hereditary
ur not. So far as tbe trotting horse
bleeder Is concerned these laws are on-
necossarv. Not only does he advertise
his stallion and breeding but is only
too glad to send the tabulated pedigree
te anyone who asks for it Such a thii'g
a.< a bogus pedigree is unknown. As (or
tbe merits of tbe horso individually
those wbo send their mares to bim generally know all about tbat as well a*
the owner. Tbe owner has tbe registered
certificate of tbe American Trotting
Register Aasoclation, which is recognized as official by tbe United States
government and tbe law courts and also
by all foreign countries. If we must
bavo these stallion lawa tbey should
be administered in a conservative and
intelligent manner and only the best
veterinarians engaged. That lt will be
a great benefit to the farmers there ls
little doubt, as it will got rid of thc
scrub stallions, but it will bo no practical boneflt to the trotting horse breeders.
THE firo-bnlloon, which waa tho ort
ginal   sky   pioneer,   invented   by
Montgolfler, is now reduced to the
status of u toy—a globe of tissue paper
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will be no occasion for ballast, since we
shall have at our disposal at eseb im-
stant the slight ascensional forte nsast-
snry to balance tho balloon at a gin*
"It will be easy to ascend sr ds
•cent), since It will be sufficient Is is
crease or diminish the quantity of ksat
given off by the source.
"The chief faults of the giu-kslssa
are as follows: It uses an iuflnmnablt
gns that muy instantly cause ua sxpls-
siou; it hue only a limited nseeaHisail
force dependent on the ballast that is
curried; Ihe balloon can be inlatel
ouly near u gas plant, aud the expesse
is great."
None of these defects, wo aro assured, will appear in tho improved Most-
golfier, for hot air is uot a combustible
gas; it will only bo necessary to csrrf
a few quarts of gasoline to obtaia s
steady temjionituro, and the inflation,
which may tako place aaywkere, wil
be rapid. A detailod description of tks
burner, the heater, and the new Ummt
golfier are then given, as follows:
"Tho burner is formed of U takes
plated at right angles and united st
tbeir upper enda by crost-piecea Belsw
tbey connett witb a supply tube asd as
aperture for ignition. . . Tke liqaM
rises nnder pressure in the two krasek-
es of one tube, crosses over, aad ds-
Bceuds in the branches of the tube baring the aperture bolow, whlcb it rosek
es completely vaporized and buras wltk
a fine blue name that Is more sowerfsl
as the pressure is greater.   .   .   .
"The burner is surrounded by a tabs
that limits and directs the flame. . .
At the lower end there is a cup to boM
tbe alcohol by means of wbicb the burner is started. . . . Wben all tko alcohol in the cup bas burned oat, tbs
gasoline that reaches the burner Hudsr
pressure is heated sufficiently, after
passing through the U-tubea, to ressk
the point of oxit perfectly gasified, . .
"The reservoir is carried in tbe esr,
and the frame witb its group of tweatv
burnors is fixed at the base of tbe balloon and about six feet above tho bottom of the car. One or more icxikle
tubes join the burners to tke reservoir.
. . The nrrangemeuta admit of mask
variation, und if desired each bsrssr
may be provided with its own stopcock, so thnt it may be isolated ia esse
of need. To protect tbe envelops sf
the balloon, the flame-soar is tarrtuad-
ed with a metal tissue which will ast
permit too high flames to pass.   . -,   .
"To sum up, the twentioth-contaly
flre-balloon is characterized simply bf
its heater, using petrol eoinpletely bars-
ed in gaseous form.
"In thc coarse of the present yssf
we shnll see these modern flre-bsllosas
in tho air, and doubtless a sew branch
of aero-station will arise, enubliag its
adepts to make numerous asceusioaa st
will, or long aerial jouraeys, at reef
low cost."
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Summer Game—Lacrosse!
I    'POT question of whether Canada's national frame, la-
_'    SI   sssase, ess he revived in western Canada is one which
has beta receirinit a good deal of attention during
■t few weeks. There can be no doubt that therame
sa fsr some years deader than the deadest kind of
e*m Mil, and all kinds of reasons hare been advanced
tas ili deetdtnee, the diagnosis varying with almost each
physician.    To those who remember the palmy days of
hteiwMe is Winnipeg, the game seems dead almost beyond
>*spast fi
Im kssa i
constant crop of promising youngsters can be depended
upon to fill the ranks of the senior leagues. The schools
league has done its part, but there is still a hiatus which
needs to be bridged by some sucb scheme as ii laid down
by Mr. Smith.
Mr. J. D. Pratt, of the M.A.A.A,, is entirely in sympathy with the effort of those who ars trying to revive tke
game, llis opinion is that one of the things which, more
than another, has alienated public sympathy from lacrosse,
jMk OTsnrsU, — Clarke, F. W. Bsnbach, Dog Mcdonald, Jack Patterson, Davs Smith, Billy Lockhart, Tom
Qulgley, Harry McGregor, Oscar McBsaa, — BumiU, Billy McLean
itation. To those who have watched over it, and I is thc laxity with which thc officials have managed thc
tyaspnthiscd with it in its loag-drawn out dying struggles, games. No gathering i>f spectators wil! stand for waiting
aai whs have frum time to time endeavored to inject into Horn half an hour to an hour after the time advertised
ll some of its old time vigor, thc case seems to be not  for starting the game, and in later years   in   lacrosse,
this experience has been thc rule rather than the exception. Lacroise, he thinks, has a good chance, but it
will need a strong executive, good club officials, and strict
quite w hopeless,
As ts tbe methods of reviving it, if revival can be ac-
Msaplished, opinion differs almost as much as in selecting
srniuj cause of delay. lliere seems to bc no doubt
risat this season will see a vigorous and well-meant effort
•s bring the game back into popularity, but, in order to
sit litis, it will be necessary to go about thc process care-
tally and cautiously, for the least little bit of friction, the
variation from the one single-minded purpose of acting
fat tke good of thc game iu general, apart from the interests of any particular club, or league, or association,
is liable to upset thc whole scheme; and any wrong step
laken at this critical stage in tbe life of lacrosse might
have the effect of plunging it even deeper into the mire of
oblivion than it is at present.
Twenty-five years ago, lacrosse in Winnipeg was out-
iiaa4ingly thc most popular game, lt was played by ex-
petti, men who compared then, and who would compare
saw, witk the best professional lacrosse players in either
Montreal or at the Coast, flayers from Winnipeg went
ssm and west, and starred at tlic coast and in the east
tang after their prime which was spent in Winnipeg, with
Ike old 90th and Winnipeg lacrosse teams. At that time,
Ar grounds, which were at Dufferin Park, were crowded
every Saturday duiing the season with thousands of wildly
enthusiastic spectators. Stores closed, and business was
■Mpendcd, while clerks and proprietors alike cheered their
favorites to victory, or watched them go down to defeat.
What is the reason of the change I Why did lacrosse
recede from such a position in public favor to the present
lasignificant place it holds in popular esteem F
Tke answer to this question cannot be better told than
by giving the opinion of A. XI. Stowe, better known in
Ike old lacrosse world as "Tart" Stowe. Mr. Stowe was
si prominent member of the old goth lacrosse club, and
kis opinion on ali lacrosse matters is that of an acknowledged authority. In the early days the league was cum-
•wed of tke goth, thc Winnipeg, Portage, Brandon and
Soahs clubs. Mr. Stowe was a member of the executive
et tke association, and was consequently in close touch
trith tke events which led to the decline of the league's
prosperity. It is his opinion that the main cause of the
«lo»»fall of the league was intrigue on the part of certain
wt tke clubs, which combined against the others; and
IMk what they could not gain in the field of play by legis-
lames ia thc committee rooms of the association.
Mr. Stowe is uf the opinion that if lacrosse is to be
brought back to its former glory, it can only be by having
■sen in charge of thc game whose only thought will be the
general good, who will be willing to submerge the interests af their respective clubs for thc good of the association as a whole.
For years after the decline of the old league, lacrosse
•ked out an existence only, and never regained its pristine
Gpularity. 1 he inauguration of the Western Canada
crossc League gave the game a boost, and for some
yeara good lacrosse was played; but again bickerings
afoie in  tlic ranks, and  What  had  been  gained  by  the
players in the field was again lost by the actions in council  rules for players, with men in charge who wiil enforce
•i the delegates. them.    The Manitoba Amateur Athletic Association  will
Aga.n, professionalism and semi-professionalism have o0 all in us power to help to put thc game of lacrosse on
helped not a little In diverting from the game thc public in feet, as it has already done with hockey,
sympathy which it originally held. It is the general R. u, Graham, one of thc old-time goth players, says
•pinion of old lacrosse men that lacrosse cannol flourish that, in thc old days, Winnipeg held a high position in the
M a purely professional game in Western Canada, and that lacrosse world. Al present, he considers that tho ".ime is
Mini-..rofessiiinalistn would utterly ruin it. at a very low ebb; and he believes that thc cause of its
There is another reason for lhe lack of interest in la-'duel nc is due to the creeping in of professionalism as
•wile—more particularly in Winnipeg—and thai is, that much as to anything else, llc is of the opinion that its
there arc no opportunities for boys to play lacrosse until future prospects are bright, if everyone will take hold in
Nicy re nek the age and weight necessary lo enable them the right spirit and enthusiastically, and help to put thc
I* enter ilie senior or intermediate ranks. Some ten years game on its feet. And to du this, it will need rood men
•go, by the efforts nf Mr. Kobl, Smith, the present sccrc-1 to take an interest in thc game—an interest which will
tare of the school bonrd. and one ur twaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiii cause them to get out and work, and not merely "ive the
Isry of the schuul board, and one ur two other enthusiasts, n-anic their passive sympathy. Another chief requisite, in
a schools lacmsse league was formed. This league has Mr. Graham's opinion, is the acquisition of good and con-
keen a tremendous success, and it is one of tho most pro- venient practice grounds. These arc getting fewer and
minvnt features of ihe school spurts.    Hundreds of skilful  further between, and some arrangement  will have to be
tlayers are turned out every year, and  really good ex- come to whereby clubs can  practise without  having to
ibitions of  lacrosse are given  by  players of  from  ten  travel so far that twilight comes on before they can get
to fifteen years old. - started.
These youthful players leave school, as a rule, at about With regard to practise grounds, it should not bc difli-
founeen years of age. They are well-trained, skilful'cult to make arrangements for them. In the old days,
players, hut not nf a sire 10 enable them to relay with any when everyone lived just round the corner from Main
af the clubs nuw in existence in the city. For them to trv street, it was natural that central grounds should be ex-
«o play with men is nut nf the question; their site and pected; and, as the city grew, that these central practice
•eight debars them. In order to get into the game after grounds should lie swallowed up by the growth of the
leaving school, they must be conlent to wait for at least: city, was also to be expected. But it must be remembered
three vears before taking up the sport again. |that, as the c;ty bas grown in thc area built upon, the
The result is thnl they drift away from the game, and great mass of the population has also been pushed farther
take up baseball, or some other summer irame; and an out, and that today that bull- of imputation is scattered
immense quantity of good material is irretrievably lost towards thc outskirts of the city, where vacant land suit-
to cotnpletement, and do it in the proper manner by building up from the youngsters, who have kept the game alive
in the past few seasons, Tentative plana are still far from
being completed, but the proposition at present embrace!
a junior league.
It is the unanimous opinion of the gentlemen interested
that a league of from four 10 six teams can be formed and
that suitable grounds, where all thc games could be played,
are available. The oval in view would be easily accessible and would eliminate one of thc greatest difticutics that
have faced lacrosse teams in the past, lt is thought that
there would be no difficulty in having trophies and individual prises donated.
It is proposed, at present, to form an advisory board
ol six or seven, who would have the organization of the
association in hand. Once established and in divisions,
each section of the association could have its own committee, with a chairman from the advisory board. The
latter, in all instances, would be supreme as it is believed
that by having such a governing body many of the evils
and obstacles which creep into an athletic association could
bs removed.
There is wealth of lacrosse material in Winnipeg and
thc solution of the national pnstimc in this city simply
lies in its development. When the Winnipeg Amateur
Athletic Association was formed, lacrosse was on the programme of sports to be fostered. Then there is the
Y.M.C.A., which could easily produce two trams, the Winnipeg Hoys' club, tho Hebrew Athletic club and the C.N.R.
In some of these organizations lacrosse has bcen a favorite
sport and with the prospect of a strong league there is
no reason to believe there will bc any falling off in interest.
From these clubs and associations a solid league could
be organiicd and the foundation stone for thc best in the
realm of amateur lacrosse laid. If the junior league is
organized, and it is practically certain that it will, it it
likely that the age limit will bar any player over 21 years.
In view of the fact that amateur hockey again enjoys
its old time prestige, why cannot amateur lacrosse occupy
the same position in the this city P The Gentlemen who
have the project in hand are no less determined than the
unes who have effected the hockey rejuvenation, and with
the co-operation of lacrosse lovers, think of what may be
In Regina most thorough preparations are being made
to boom the national game of lacrosse, and place it in
the position which it at one time occupied in the hearts of
the athletic youth of Western Canada. Regina's expedition
tn the coast two years ago, gave lacrosse a setback instead of a boost, but with organization behind the came,
such as is in evidence in that city, lacrosse can be brought
back to stay.
When Joe Lally was on his way east after taking part
in the National-New Westminster game for the Minto Cup
last September, Regina was one of his many stunning
places, and while there looked up the solid lacrosse men
of years gone by, and made a proposition to help the trame
along which appealed to those old lovers, the outcome of
Harry Finch, Ed. Ponlin, Peter Wood, Billy Fish, Billy Lockhart,   Oeo.   Hodder,   Puck   Magnlre,   Barry  Qulgley,
Patty Grant, Billy Blater, G. H. Merritt, Tom Twohey
which is lacrosse is to be organized in the schools of
Regina on the same principle as in Winnipeg, where there
are some fifty-five teams in thc School league.
Gordon Bishop has donated a very expensive cup to be
competed for in Regina, and thc Daily Province newspaper is putting up thirteen gold medals to enruurage the
youngsters  along.      M.  G.   Howe, another Rcginian,  is
lo lacrosse,
For this. Mr. Smith has a good suggestinn to make;
which, if carried out along the lines laid down, would go
lar to popularize the game, hy increasing the number of
plavers, and bv raising a growth of potential intermediate
and senior ptayers, and fostering their interest in the
an* .es is in furm a junior league for boys who have left
school. This league could be divided into districts, nnd
a schedule formed which would keen up their interest and
able for practice ("rounds is just as near the homes of
players as it was when the uld driving park and vacant lots
near Sherbrooke street and behind Manitoba College
formed the practice grounds of many lacrosse players
who have now grows too old to play the q-nnie.
In Winnipeg, the movement to revive lacrosse is expected to take the form of 1 Winnipeg Lacrosse /ssocia-
Plans for the formation of the Winn:pe.g Lserossc As-
game from the time they leave school until thev are readv ;ndat;On havi already been discussed old it. 15 he' "V.'d
lo enter the intermediate ranks.   The proposal Mr. Smith  th.it now is the proper time t" strke, to build -tp th   ..ime.
S'vc them sonr'thing to practise for dnring the two nr 1 Larvuse fr"tn ewrv angle, 1h.1t is amateur, frum juvenile
ne years before they can blossom out into the maior;to senior, has been   on«idered a;M it is fck 'hat a solu-
Mnks. tion Vas oneti found.
There can be no thorough revival of lacrosse nnless a       Tho idea, of course, is to gradually l>ring 'he project
putting up a really elaborate silver trophy to represcat
the Provincial Championship, and thc school boy mss
ment is being looked after by Mr. Hutcherson, saperiMea-
dent of public schools in the city. Many other small lows*
in Saskatchewan are going in for the game, and indications arc that the movement will be extended throughout
the province, and that lacrosse players on the prairies
will be as numcroas, and thc game as popular as il is sa
the coast.
In Alberta, too, prospects for lacrosse are brighter, la
Calgary, the prospect for a strong city league is reported
as exceptionally good. There wil] be junior lacrosse
leagues formed in the schools of Calgary this year, sad
Barney Collison has off..resl a beautiful cup as a trophy
for annual competition.
THE Festival of Empire at the Crystal I'slacs. ptttpoaod
from last year owing to tke death of King Edward,
will be, asxt to the Coronation of King (leorge, the
event of tbo year ia London. It has gained, ami not lest,
by tks postponement- Ths Imperial note is to be struck
•ven more distinctly thaa it would ki a been last snmmet,
snd on that account tht Festival will appeal with all tke
more insistence to oversea visitors, and not least to Canadians, whose country is te figare proiuineutly among its
Tko Hritifh Government lave, for the first time niutc
1801, given their official patronage to the Festival, Ihe profits
from which will be devoted to tbe King Edward VII. Has
pital Fund.
Whilo ths Imperial All-British Exhibition within tke
Palace lttelf will be highly interesting, the grounds wil
probably nttract more of thc attention of the visitors.
Among the features there will be six palaces of the chief
Oversea Dominions, costing over (tflllO.OOO, in tht form of
the Parliament buildings of eacb. These will be two-thirds
of the actual size, and will contain exhibits showing the
scenery, product aad industries tf eacb. The model of tks
Dominion Parliameat buildings at Ottawa, wkick the Canadian Oovernment is providing, it 350 feet In length by IN
feet in width, aad is costing no lees tbnn $.1.10,110(1. Tko
Canadian pavilion it already far tn tkt way to completion,
and gives promise tf being a building ia every way worthy
of tke Dominies.
These palaets will be linked together by wkat la talM
"the All-Bed Routt"—an tltttrlc railway a' mils ud •
half long, on whiek visitors will be tonveytd ia tbeervatiu
cart In comfort, tven in wit weather, through setalt representations tf tht British Empirt at wtrk and play, tko ton-
strneties of wkick it tt etst 1300,000.
Tht trail will itart frim tkt Pageant statioa, and pats
et along by the mala terratt. The flrst stopping plan Ik
Parliament buildings, Ntwfonndland, where passengers wll
alight and iasptet tkt exkiblti, spirting trophies, payor
making, aad so firth, if tht Ntwfonndland Gtviramtst.
Rejoining the train, tkey will pass through tht wtrking ia
dnitries of Newfouadlnid, tht int view on tke rigkt beiag
thnt of the knrbtr of St. John '1, witb Its shipping and while
boats at anchor. Immediately tpptsite will be a repridut
tion of Collins' Cavt, Newfoundland, illustrating tkt rod
fiKhing industry', on the quty will bt aim engaged ia tkt
blubber and oil trade.
Next tkey will enter tht Caaadian sectitn, witk Ihi
salmon fisheries, nnd men (leaning und tinning the Ish
1 ken they will pan tkroagk an orchard ia full bearing, witk
men and women picking aad packlag the '-lit, and M
through the gnat wheat bearing districts of Canada, witk
mat harvesting and threshing. There will also be a tattle
ranch sttckid witk livt animals. Thin will bring tke* to
the Canadian railway station, where tkey will alight and
inter the Caaadian Parliament building, la whieh will b»
housed the largest and most complete collection of exhibit!
tke Oovernment hat ever brought together. Rejoining tko
train, thty will pan thringh a mountain catting Inu thi
whnrfslde if Vanctnver knrbor, which will be a teonlt ia
prodnction tf thit port, seme 200 feet in length.
After thit will bt visited a Malay village, a Jamaica
sugar plantstios, tkt ttn plantations of India, tke vlto-
ynrds of Australia, thi geysers of New Zealand, a Masai
village, and tkt gold and diamond mines of South Afrlea,
lie exhibiti tf tko virions Government bnildingt will la-
elude thflrty tableaux graphically illustrating what BriMnk
settleri had to eonttnd with in the tarly daya.
IHE death  occurred on  Wednesday Inst, at ber
363 Carlton Street, of Mrt. Blaek. wife if Jokn Blast!)
a rttired farmer tf Morden and one of Manitoba a
pioneers   Mrs. Blaek was 74 yeara of age, hnd been married
fifty yeara, and wai Ihe mother tf seven children, five Mas
and two daughters.
Mr. aad Mrs. Blaek eamt tt Winnipeg In 1908, and jiln-
ed tht congregation of Westminster Church, the pastor of
which wat thon Btv. Clartnet Maekinnon. Previous hi
their removal to this eity, tkey had lived for many yoan
near Morden, Manitoba. In the early days, Mr. Black wm
a sawmill iwaer of Eastern Canada. It was dnring n stay
in Guelph, Ont., nhtnt 1800, that he wae married to M-s.
Blaek, after which tbey took up residence nenr Kincardine,
Ont., where Mr. Black continued in tbs sawmill business
until his removal iivtral years later to Dulnth, Minn. Prut
Minnesota hi unit to Morden, and tbree years ago Mr.
and Mra Black decided to spend thtir declining years comfortably la Winnipeg, where threo of tbo children reside.
Mrt. Blaek Is survived by tht following membera of the
family: John Blaek, her bnsband, 74 yeara of age; five sons,
including Jatnts Black, of Calgary; Robert lllnck, of Minns
dosa; John Black, Togo, Bask.; Dr. William Black and A.
8. Black, of Winnipeg; and two daughters, one of whim,
Mra 8. L. Patmore, lives in Saskatchewan, nnd the otber,
Mrs. D, C. Lamb, residad with her parents at 363 Carllts
Thc funeral service of Mrs. Black took place privately
Wednesday evening, and the interment took place at Monies
on Thursday lust.
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liuth LACROSSE TEAM, 1888
r. ink Morgan, Filly Cnlltn, Ernie Turner, Harry C . liloy, B. H. Graham, W. Gallagher, O. H. Merritt, Ohah
Qulgley, Harry Cameron, Teddy Wudalt. Ang> 1 Kenning, Frank HnektU, J, Clark.   Behind Emit Tuner
is standing tho Hon. J. H. Bowdon, tnd next him, wearing a 90th military cap, Is B. O. Barrett, whllo B.
E. Young, with a soft felt hit, stands ntxt to Graham.
- ^^ma
Get in at Original Prices.
THE qualifying uxamiimtiuna ml   iid
i-lass   Clerk*,   Junior Clerks      ud
Mi-., urttphen will bu held ar tba t Uuw*
HI lOUltU- ill' llg IMI      Sloil '    '      I    I'
;»ui ' ,* y      \  :—Vr. ■#, Ulnlliw.oK
Uuuibi rl«iu>-i, Quliiuii, Grit ml I* rka Kimi-
lo pe, ti * ■, Iiii.>*n.., Lad}1 bui tth, Kai
'timo, Nutami, Nuw Wast minster, Nortli
Vancouver, lVachland, Kevelatoht-.K ».-■
laiul, 8» mun Aim, Siiiiiineiiuiul, Van*
couver, Veruori, and Victoria.
"Uaiiiiidrttea muat be British subjects be
t.vt't'ii the ajfe» of 21 and iH), if fni- Third
cla»a clerks: and between lii and SI, H
fur Junior Clerk* or itenographeri,
Application! will not he aocoptefi if ii-
ooived later than 10th June next.
Further infuimativii, together with ap-
plication form*, may bt* obtained ft- in
t!ie umli'miiiiufi].
j     P, WALKER,
Registrar^ Public Service
Victoria, B. 0„ 27th, 181JL ap27
Local Agent for
The London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Get rates before insuring else
Office: Cumberland
NOTICB is hereby given ihnt xll vacant Crown lands not already under reserve, situated nithin the boundaries of the Lund Recording Distiicts of
Cariboo and Lillooet, and the Kamloops
Division of Yale Land Reuniting Disl-
triet, are reserved from any alienation
under Ihe "Laud Aot" except by pre-em
Robert 4. Renwick
Deputy Minister of Laml.-
Departroent of Landa.
Victoria, B. 0„ April 3rd ,  lflll
ftT   STUD
3STO-     45712
APPLY:  JDJ-_liT.   -£^TJuI?J-.TJElTC¥iZ.
have recently received
a carload of
and ani pri pared t<> 'fn<>te you Lowest
PricQ/ and   ttttt 'Anns
(Jive  hs ji call
McPhee &
 GESEllill.     MERCHANTS	
Court of Revision
A Crnirfc if Revision wil) be held in
hu City G'liiucH ClminluiH on Thurmit.
Wny 18, 1011, nt, 7 .'IO p n, , for ihe nur
iioso < f bearing complains, if any, ftgainal
lip HBBefsiiipnt of property in tlm dry of
■'uinhcrliii d for the year 1811
Any person or persons *having com-
plaint must give in tioo in writing at least
bii days beforo ihe date of meeting.
Atvx. McKinnon,  City Clerk
Ciiuiht-rlan, B.C., April 6th. 1011
NOTICK is HRRKIIY oivk.n thaL (lie
reBfivu iX'Mliig hy reanon of a
notice publMturl in bhe Mritia!) Gol uoi-
l»i*i Gazette of the 27th, day of December, 1907, over lands oi tinted on the
Kast side of Texada UJatid, lying to the
south of Lot Nn, 20, formerly covered
by Timber License No. 13460, which
expired on the 7th day of May, 1008,
is cancelled, and that the aaid Ian Jh will
be open for location under alio provit*-
i ns of the ''Lind Act," after midnight
on June 18th. 19Jf
RoBEitT A, Rbnwiok.
Deputy Minister of Lauds*
Lands Department,
Victoria, U. 0.
Oth. March, 1911.
but it' yu
1", bu suro to order your wedd in it invitations at Thk IsrA.s'iiKii Office. Satiiptuf
a' this otlice.
'I'liirri st <% Penrith Avenue
All lti.i.ls of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
$1  «
*Z,. r_
_£!*) '„.... ••* -'- ■•'.V.w AM r_.
n\ BLI0 NOTICE is hereby given,
ii* that, uiiilor i iu* authority contain
■il m aei.tion Kll of the "Land Aet," a
regulation hns been approved by the
Lieutenant G iveriiot1 in Council in   tix-
iug the mil iin sale prices of tirst and
-uuottd-cl *.. Iiiudi at $10 aito $5 jitr acre
This regulation further provides that
the prices tixud therein shall apply to
dl lands wiih respeot !•• which the ap.
ulication io purohase Is given favourable
unusiduratloii aftei this date, notwitli-
s'sndiug the date of nidi application m
any delay that may have aceured in the
consider*tion of rim eume,
further notice is hereby given thai
all persons who have pending applications to pui'dmse lauds under the pfnvl
sions tf sections 'M or36 of the ' Luul
Act" and who are not willing to complete such purchases utidt-r the prices fixed hy ihe aforesaid regulation shall be
atlib.'ity to withdraw such application and rtcei.e and refuu \ of moneys
depbslted on account of such applications,
Minister nf Lauds,
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C, April 3rd, 1011.
Notice of Examination
NOTJCft is hereby given,   that  Ex-
lin ti .     rill bi  held for Fiisi
Si-coud-, and Third class C niticitea of
Cunpetency under lhe provisions of the
"Coal Mnii-s  U'gulation   Act,"  at  Na.
iiaiiin-, Furnie,  Cumberland, and   Mer-
rit, on   the  9rh.,   10., and Uth.,  days
f Mny. lflll,   CO' in lieing  at 9 -.'clork
ih ths; Ion no 11,
ThViuiij cts wit!   bu as tiMoWt.-
Firrf, Cldus Candidates
Mining Act and Special Rules.
Mine <; irtt'S
Vintilaii 11
O n.rai Woik
Mine Machinery
Suiv- ying
.Second Class Candidates—
Mun u Ac   aid Special Ru e»
Mine Gsse
(J,- ei u   Work
Third Class Candidates—
Miuine Act and Special  Rules
M-no Gases and G nrsl Woik
Applic-i i iiim  mus' bc ma e t> the UU
dersigned, not   later  than* Wednesday,
May Jlrd.,   IRU,   accompani d   by   the
ratuary fee as follows;—
By an applicant for First-c'asa
Examination ■  $10 00
lly an appllcaut for Stcoud-olMU
Bxamination jtIO 00
lly hii 'ipplic.in   for Third-class
Bxamiliatiou ■ — -    $5 00
The application* must b.i soooinp inied
by original testimonials and evido< ct
Kiatiug that:
(a)—If a oaiididate for a First Cla«f,
lhat he U « Bittflh Suljec '-ml has had
•ii leu si five j ears' experience in or uboul the pmctical w. rkings of a coalmine, and in ut least weuty tive years
.if age.
(n)- If a candidate for Second Class,
hat he has had at leasl live yearB ex-
[11 limu'u in 1 r about the practical work
inbs of a coal'ininn.
(,■)- ll a -ndd te f r Third ' lasr,
that lm has loid at least three yerrs ex
p, Heme io or about tho practical work
ings rf a ooal mine:
(d)— A candidate for a Certificate of
Competency ai Manager, Over man,
SliifcboBs, 01 Shotliglnor, sh-Jl forward
eertifi lite from a medical practitioner
ily <| ultli-l t-i prior ice aa auch in the
I',mince uf British Columbia, showing
• hat lie In-1 ' ;l»-':i -i ciitrse iu amboleu
ue work Utting Inn, thi said candidate,
to give tirsi aid to persona In coal mine
iig operations.
By order of the Board.
Nat'uini", K C
Jaifuury i.'Ist,, IqU,
tfi^STr* fr'Vj'w iyk.^*1 &|VJ
ff Furniture S
(X Wallpaper |g
Crockery        ^
Etc., eicm.
A nice line of Iron Bedsteads;■,]■•"
$4. '» $40. 1
just  arrived
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SH: Mil
The  BEST  Machine on the  Market
and sold on EASY TEEMS	
JEPSON BROS., District Agents, Nanaimo, B. O
C. Segrave, Local Representative, Cumberland, B, C.
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve 97,000,000
Drafts Issued ln any currency, payable all over the world
highest current rates allowed on deposits of 91 and upwards
Ji'im Accounts tuny be opened In the tmmea of two or moro penning, to lie operated i.\ anyone of
thom. nml in the omit i»f ileatli lo be paid t» the survivor, without any formality,
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branoh-   —   -     OPEN DAILY
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
for Saturday
At Cartwright's
Boys' Tan and Patent Leather
Shoes, reg. $3.90     Pay-day 2.95
Boys' Serge Caps 25e each
Men's Fancy Socks reg 35 & 40c
Pay-Day 2£c. pep pair
45 Pr Mens  Pants in Fancy stripes,
reg 4.50 & 5.00 Pr Saturday 2.45 pr
100 prs boys' pants    50c pr Saturday
22 only, ladies silk underskirts, sizes
40 and 42, reg 3.5o NOW 2 00
Mens Working  Socks, 8 pr for 1.00
T. E. Cartwright's
Organs,   Gramophones
and all other Musical Instruments can be had on EASY MONTHLY PAYMENTS, from
FLETCHER BROS.,      Vancouver,
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