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Array About 100 yds Val. Laces
and Insertions, reg, 5e. to
10c. per yd. to clear at 8
yds for oc. Embroideries
and Insertions 10c. yd. at
Campbell Bros.
THE ISLANDER
A few Boys'   Wash Suits,
-Children's Pinafores and
T,adies'     White    Canvas
ioet left.   All reduced to
clear at
11    at Cpmpbtll Bros.
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THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B;.C, SATURDAY, AUG B, 1911
Subscription price $1.50 per year
STARS WIN FROM
Locals Score Easy Win
From    The
Visitors
Tho Stars had little difficulty in
winning from Cnurtenay at liasohall
on Sunday, tlm wore reading 18-7.
\ Tlin game wan a very ragged one.
Com tenay got nwny lo a good lead
find.ng Robinson without difficulty,
but Stun', the old reliable, wan called
tu tie rescue in the fourth, and the
Visitors Ooqld do nothing with tho de
livery, while Courtenay uaed up a
number of pitchers und near pitchers
in an effort to stein the tide of Star
bingle?.
Courtenay scored in the first; Drosky singled between first and second,
stole second nnd scored on a wild
throw.
Chambers nlso scored in this round
for the locals. He bit safe to centre,
stole the nest two bags, and scored on
llnri i>on's bit, which was a dandy two
bagger, but wns not good for the three
bugs as the i miner found to his cost.
Courteiiny gut four around in the
third, gelling four snfe bits, a base on
balls, while nnother was hit by the
pitcher, Robinson was then taken
out.
Three came in for tbe Stars iu the
snme round; Stant singled, Chambers
Mid Itoyd went out; Freeman doubled
to left; Harrison was safe on a left
Hold error and Slant came home;
Raines was bit by pitcher; Rear hit be
tween second mid third, and Freeman
and Harrison crossed the plate.
Courteiiny got another in the fourth
Hill wns safe on an error at first and
served on another misptay by the right
fielder who let Thomas' hit get away.
Ii was a merry-go-round for the
Stars iu this round, and that after
the Ilrst two bands were down, three
singles in succession, followed by a
triple and a series of errers did the
tuck. Erickson was then yanked,
Drosky taking his placo in the box; be
held the locals down in the next round.
Drosky got bumped hard in the
sixth; three singles and two error
let in four men, with only one man
out.    Thomas then went in the box
Another now pitcher was put in by
Courtenay in tbo seventh and no more
runs were scored by the locals.
Courtenay got one more tally in the
ninth, when Harrison took the box for
the home team, The Arst man up got
a pass and stole second, Erickson lifted
a snfe one to the left and Drosky
scored.
The score by innings follows :—
128456789
Courtenay,    10410000 1—7
Stars, 10860400 *-13
OF
THE ELECTIONS
Promises, Already Being Given of Things
For The Faithful
Cumberland is tn have a Customs
House I Yet sir I The Hon. William
Templeman and the Right Honorable
Sir Wilfred Laurier, Kt., K. C. M. O.
etc, etc. having beeu sitting op
■lights, and report 1ms it that William
is looking worn and haggard from
loss of sleep, from overwork ill his efforts to accomplish some additional
service for his friends in Comox-Atlin,
aud his strenuous labors have resulted
in wringing from the Government
which is constantly striving, ahem I to
do something to better the conditions
of the people of this distriot, th* promise of a Customs House.
Yes, Cumberland is to have a Customs House and Customs House Officer, unless of course the election here
should result in the return of a Conservative, which would of course he
taken by the Oovernment as an expression nf opinion by the residents
(hat a Customs House waa not
desired.
Of course William has heen working
for this thing for months, and the on
ly reason he has not answered letters
from the Development League and
others whioh have been writing to
him for some years regarding the matter is that he has spent mueh pf his
time trying to persuade the Postmaster
Oeneral to give his beloved constitu
ents a better mail service, that he really has. not had time to write a letter.
You can fool all the people some of
the time and some of the people all
the time, but you cannot fool many
of the people of Comox-Atlin with
Liberal promises of good things until
some of the old promises have been
carried out.
CHANGE OF BUSINESS
Having purchased Mr, A. Maxwells
interest ill the Stnr Livery Stable
I take this opportunity of thanking
ull the patrons of the late Arm of Max.
well Si Hornal, and solicit a continu
once of your esteemed patronage
Rout. Hobsal.
Aug. Dili, 1911.
CTMBERLLAND is UNION WATER WORKS CO., LTD.
NOTICE
Sprinkling will be allowed only two
nights a week, namely: Tuesday and
Friday, from 7 to 9 o'clock in the ev;
cuing. Leaky taps must be attended
to at once. Any changes or additions
to existing piping must bo sanctioned
by tlic Company.   Hy ordor
L. W. No»»s, Sec'y
Cumberland, Aug,, 1, 1911.
Manager R.F, Montgomery, of the
Royal Bank who has just been promoted, and has consequently left
town, was presented on the eve of his
departure with h beautiful gold watch,
chain and Masonic locket, from his
friends snd well wishers ol Cumberland; the watch being very handsome
ly engraved. Mr. Montgomery has J
been a most popular manager, and the
business men of the town will regret
exceedingly to see him leave, and the
hank will be very fortunate if they sue
ceed in securing a successor who will
retain the good will of the business
men as Mr. Montgomery has done.
The Star Livery Stable changed
ownership on July 31st, Mr. Robt.
Hornal assuming control having
bought out Mr. A. Maxwell's interest
in the business here and in Courtenay.
Corns again boys t The music that
you put up on Tueaday evening was
greatly appreciated by all the residents of Penrith Avenue. Lovers of
dancing should nnt be stuok for good
dance music as Cumberland is well
equipped in that line now. The music referred to was furnished by the following gentlemen: Messrs Murdock,
Sutherland, Marietti and Talbot, and
was beyond criticism.
Mr. Hugh Stewart of Comox, is
holding ata auction sale on Thursday,
August 17th, when his entile farm,
live stock and farm implements will
be disposed of. The sale will be conducted by Messrs Bates tt Hardy,
Auctioneers, of Courtenay.
Mr. Thos. O. Hogao, representing
the Island Investment Co., Limited,
of Victoria, is paying the oity and district a business visit in the interests of
his firm.
Wilt Clinton leaves this evening for
Lehigh University,
MR. WH1TELEY
ON ORANGEISH
Provincial   Organiser
Speaks At Cumberland HaU
J. W. Whiteley, Provincial Organiser for the Loyal Orange Lodge in B.
C. addressed a fair sited audience in
Cumberland Hall on Wednesday even
ing.
Mr. Whiteley aaid that the Orange
Order waa one that was very much
misunderstood by mssfy, and assured
his audience that the Lodge was not
antagonistic to Roman Catholicism on
account of any difference in religious
faith, but only in so far as the Church
of Rome strove to encroach upon the
Protestant portion of the population.
He claimed that the Church oi
Rnme in Canada was a huge political
machine, and showed that the Apoetol
ic Delegate in Cnnada b*d forced upon
the people of Saskatchewan and Alberta separate schools, and had prevented the extension of the boundaries
ot Manitoba by the Dominion Govern
ment because the province refused to
have a separate school system foisted
upon them as the price of such extension.
He spoke at length on the Ne Temere decree, but space does not permit
us to give a more extended report of
his speech.
The speakers remarks were greeted
with muoh applause and a number expressed their intention ol handing io
tlieir application for membership iu
the local L. 0. L. as a result of his remarks.
♦	
Campbell River Notes.
A bunch nf Courtenay sports spent
a couple of days fishing at Oyster and
Campbell Rivera this week. The usual good bags were caught.
Thc S. S. Spokane sailed under her
own steam last Sunday,
Dr. Gillespie and party paid a flying
visit to the Oyster River Hotel in his
Ford car. Doctor says he is coming
again.
Mark Coe spent a week fishing at
Oyster River. The biggest got away
of course.
Bush fires aro again raging around
Campbell Rivor and playing havoc
with the timber limits.
George Roe of Union Bay is at
Campbell Rivet trying his luck for
the Tyee salmon.
The largest Tyoe salmon caught
this season is a SB pounder, dressed.
It was caught by an Indian.
OLD TIMER
i     PASSES AWAY
Thos. Cairns Laid To
Rest at Sandwiok
Cemetery
The grim reaper bas ttken annth
er old-timer and mnst tupected resident of Comox Valley iu the person of Mr. Thomas Cairns, who died
oh last Wednesday, August 2nd, age
71 years.
Mr. Cairns had been ailing for
some time, and finally succumbed to
bis illness on the above dnte.
The funeral took place yesterday
at three o'clock from the family residence for interment in the Presbyterian cemetery, and wns largely attended. The Rev. Thos. Menties
performed the funeral obsequies at tbe
bouse and grave.
One of the most amusing games
that can be indulged in these evenings is known as "The Publisher's Delight." It is played as follows: Take
a sheet of pnper and write yonr address on it; fold it up and enclose a
bank note sufficiently large to pay up
all arrears and a year's subscription in
advance to your local paper. Where
does the amusement come in? Why
both the sender and receiver will be
happy, and if you detect a smile on
the publisher's face you will know for
sure that the gnmc is a success.
Percy Winch, maker of the "Grand
Duke" Cigar, Ladysmith, came over
the road in his auto this week on a
busiuess trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Simms of this city
intend leaving here shortly and will
reside in Comox.
"Harry" made a first rate host on
Tuesday evening, and saw that the
guests were properly attended to.
Mr. Wm. Dunsmore, dealer in pianos and organs and musical merehan
dise paid Cumberland and district i
a prospective visit this week.
THE TENNIS
TOURNAMENT
Games Played In The
Ladies' and Men's
Singles
The annual open tournament in
men's singles and ladies' singles ooin
uienced on the grounds of the local
Lawn Tennis Club on Tuesday, and
has heen continued all weik,and has
resulted in some excellent exhibitions
of lawn tennis skill.
Handsome prises have been put
up for the winners iu the several
events, and the honors are being
keenly contested for.
The following is the result of Jthe
games played:—
LADIES' SINGLES.
Miss Brown beat Miss Matthews 61,
6-3. Mrs. G. Roe beat Misa McKenrie
81,6 2. Mrs. Lawrenoe beat Miss
Clinton 6 3, 6-3. Mrs. J. Roe beat Miss
Foots 6.2, 6 4. Miss V. Matthews beat
Mrs. G. Roe 6-1, 8 6.
GENTLEMEN'S SINGLES
Lsffere best Gulden 6-0, 6 0. Dalby
beat Farrell 6 6. 7-6. Clinton beat Gillespie 6 3, 6-1. Rainey beat McAllister
6 0. 6-0.   Palmer beat Roe, 6-1, 6 0.
LOCAL MAIL SERVICE
Arrival
Tuesday night
Thursday night
Saturday night
Sunday, per Cowichan 9 a.m,
Departure
Wednesday—6.00 a.m.
Friday—6.00 a.m.
Saturday—4.16 p.m.
Sunday, 2.15 p.m. sharp
FOR SALS
A newly built 5 roomed bouse with bath
room and pantry, near Mr. D. Kilpat-
riok's.   Apply on premises or at Mn.
Watts, Camp. 2wkr,
Grand Master T, J. Burd, the head
of the Masonic Order in .British Columbia, paid an official visit to Cumberland Lodge on Friday evening. He
was accompanied on his visit by
large number of prominent Vancouver
Masons. At the conclusion ot the
lodge session an adjournment was taken to thn dining room of the Cumberland Hotel where a banquet had been
prepared.
If you wish to make your piano or
furniture appear just like new, try a
bottle of BoyleV Piano and Furniture
Polish. It is an exceptionally good
polish and you will not use any other
after having tried it once. It is put
up in 76c aud $1.25 bottles—For sale
by Chas Segrave at "the Islauder"o(liee
Cumberland N
THE OLD "OAKEN BUCKET."
Tbe old oaken bucket.
The iron-bound buoket,
The moss-covered bucket,
Don't hang in ths well.
The doctors discussed it,
Health officers cussed it,
And threw the gem-crusted
Old bucket to-well—
At any rate the old song's dead ;
We use a sanitary cup instead.
COURT
A Quiet Week In Local   Polioe
Circles
The asaaalt ease that hu been drawing along fer several weeks haa bean
withdrawn. One of tke dsfendauts is
still in the hospital.
There wss trouble in the Polish colony on Saturday, and ons Pole did a Mar
•thon down Dunsmuir Avenue followed
by an irate fellow countryman to the
accompaniment of sundry war cries.
As a result Mr Noisy-One was taken
in charge by the city police for disturbing the peace, and after being locked up
for several hours, during whioh time ho
made ths night hideous with his noise in
the neighborhood of the city lockup.
He wss Ist go on bkil. On Monday num
ing he failed to answer roll call at Court
aud the $25 bail was confiscated.
It is stated that a revolver was sailed
iuto play in the early stages of the eigu-
ment, but u this is stated to have occurred outside the city limits no charge was
laid on this score by the city police.
Harry Goes and Jim McCann each een
tributed 16 aad costs to help pay fer the
lew shingles on ths City's HaU of Jus-
ice. They were charged with disturbing
the peace by fighting. They acknowledged the fighting, but argued that thsy
vere not causing any disturbance, but
he Judge had the Iut word in tbe argument and won out
AT THE CUMBERLAND.
Ths following registered at the Cumberland Hotel this week:
H. Vaughan, W. H. Lacey, J. H.
Renfree, H. Marboeuf, 8. McB. Smith,
R. Avsrton, Mr. La Sags, Victoria.
W. L. Bums, H. 0. Shelley, 0. T
Ralston, D. A. McKinnon, G, Aradfon,
J. W. Whitely, M. Dursnd, 0. D. Rug
ers, Vancouver.
D. Stephenson, A. Davis, Wm. Duns-
more, Nanaimo. Jan Oresky, Seattle:
Jas. Mark, Montreal; Percy Winob,
Ladysmith.
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this office uot later than
10 a. ra. on Thursday.
WANTED—Holders of acreage, land
in vicinity of Victoria, Oak Bay or
Saanich district Must be close in. Apply box 787 Victoria, R C.
Mr. James Wylie leaves today by au-
to for Campbell River, a here he will
meet his comrades.
FOR 8ALE-20 ft motor launch, 6:7
horse power, two cylinder Fairbanks.
Morse engine, guaranteed in good shape
and practically new; also boat houss,
Apply this office.
Mr. Evan Lewis left thv city recently
on a tour to Boston, Massachusetts. He
will return lu time to witness ths Cum
berland-Lsdysmith baseball mutch which
will probably bs played here on the Sunday after pay-day.
Stsmped linens—tabls centres, sideboard covers, doylies and cushion covers. Belding's Royal Floss, the best for
fanoy work, at Campbell Bros.
FOR 8ALE—Telephone polls and cedar posts. Apply t» Alex. Gray, Cumberland.
The Hon. William Templeman has stated that he would accept a nomination in
Victoria. The gall of some people is
fierce.
Mr. Manson is not sn aspirant for par-
lismentary honors in Comoi-Atliu. So
far Thus. E. Bate has the Conservative
field to himself.
Ladies' white underskirts, night gowns
white lawn waists, embroideries and
muslins all reduced at Campbell Broa,
Duncan Ross is to he the Liberal sacrifice in Comox-Atlin, and G. W. Morrow
of Prince Rupert has announced him-
wlfss an independent Liberal in thla
distriot. Thos. E. Bate will beat the
boots off the two of them.
The Liberals are predicting a Liberal
majority of 60, and they also place Comox-Atlin in the Liberal Columns. If the
rest of their guess is ss accurate se the
last, thsy stand a mighty poor show,
The U. S. Navy hu made tests of Co-
mox coal and bu found the same te be
very superior to that mined in the Stale
of Washington. This superiority hs*
been proven by both steaming and laboratory tuts.
Anothsr faithful Grit hu gone to Ms
reward. Mr. W. J. Fraser of this eity
hu received the appointment of Preventative Officer in the Customs Department
at Union Bay.
0. H. Fechner hu let the eontrset for
the lighting of his open house and betel
at Courtenay by gas.
Mr. J. N. McLeod, proprietor of th*
Corner Store intends opening a branch
iu Courtenay next wuk with a full Iin*
of the latest dry goods, gent's furnish'
ings, boots and shoss ste. Look out foe
the grand opening I
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Creech, and Mr,
and Mrs. George Creech of Vancouver,
came uver the road from Nanaimo by
auto thia week and weut u far u Campbell River. Thsy also visited Courtenay
aud Comox for the purpose of renewing
old acquaintances, they having isaidsd
in the district some yeara ago. During
their stay in Cumberland they wen th*
guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Stewaitof
Allen Avenue.
Alarm Clock,"Ting-s-ling a ling-sling'
Sleepy Miner-"Ah, that "Big Bea"
alarm clock iefino! No fear of sleeping in; yu, and no more lost shift*
through a poor clock, because I oan alwaya rely on that "Big Ben." It only
coat $3 and ia worth aix others. You eon
get one at Bert Astou's, next to TsrbeU's
hardware store. THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. B.C.
The Dead Certainty
(liy i'. Malcolm Hindis, In M.A.P.)
■ luck Hoiiar sprnivUmI oh his buck in
u punt tlmt lay in tlio friendly shade
Of a  willow  tree, and  puffed OUI clouds
of itmoko from u well seasoned briar.
It was au unusually warm mid-May
Sunday aftornoou, innt lie hu<| un doslre
for anything mvo t.i lay us hu was. It
was vary peaceful Ui this pleasant
shady baokwotor of tko Thames, aud
lie was nwny from tho rost of tbe week
lini houso party, nnd that tu itsuli wis
n groat  blessing.
Toddy Morgan, wlio owned lhe up
river houso whoro Bonar was a guosi
wns mi old sehool frlond nf liU, uud tli
two Imd mot by ucoldont at n tliontr
n wook previously, ond au tnvltatio
nnd acceptance to tha present pnrty
bad boon tha upshot.
Bonar Itkod Toddy Morgan, but
did not llko Toddy Morgon's frlond...
lie Imd lu'i'ii startlod on arriving fo;
luneh tho previous dny nt tha appear
ance of his frlond'a guosts, an.l alosoi
ncqualntanca had uut caused a rlpoulng
friendship. Morgan bad quitted the
ranks of youug mou about town yoon
previously, to dabble lu theatrical iin
ance, nnd Imd done woll.
At this weekend pnrty there WU8 I
Smith African .lew, who was reputed
to he a millionaire, two famous aotor
managers, nnd a loading ludy, nml
four condescended to bo qulto affable
to their host.
"Huilou! Sorry, thought L'd nllow
ed plonty of room!"
Something had crashed Into the pout
causing Mr. Bonar'b heud to slip from
the cushion and liis mouth to swallow
ahnut n couple of Inches of pipe stem,
lie withdrew it in order to sweur, but
on Bitting up found himself gazing Into
the dark features of his fellow-guest at
Morgan's-^-the Hebrew millionuii
4'Hurry   1'   bumped   you,"   suid   Mr.
Ronsteln   placidly;   "bit   out   in   in;
judgmont.    Shady  little  placo you'v
found here,   (lot a cigar ou you? I left
my jacket in the boat-house."
Keeping himself woll In hund, Bonar
producod his clgar-cnsc. Here wns insult udded to injury, Not only had the
mun given him un unpleasant shock to
the system, but, calmly appropriating
one of his cigars, evidently intended
quartering himsolf upon him fur some
time.
Montague Ronsteln lit the cigar, adjusted tho cushions iu the stern of the
bout, anu .settled himself closo to the
bored young mnu in the punt, rolling
down the sleeves of his shirt over two
brown hairy arms that reminded the
other of tt monkey's. They talked ubout
nothing iu particular for some little
time, Jock Bonar trying hard to think
of some excuse to get away without
showing deliberately thut he did not
want the man's company, then suddenly Ronsteln turned the conversation into u channel that interested him,
"What's your fancy for the Derby.
Mr. Bonar?'' he asked, stroking hlg
small, blue!; moustache, und regarding
the young fellow lazily with half-closed
eyes.
"Oh, I don't know. I haven't made
a bot yet. I'm told Sen King is greut
ly fancied, but there's been nu great
rush to get on him yet. 1 seo Centaur
is being backed quietly, and—by Jove,
Mr. Ronstein, you're the owner of
Centaur, aren't you?"
"Ves," said the millionaire with a
slight smile,"! suppose you are not a
keen follower of racing. I think
you're the only one of the party who
has not been pestering me for information."
"I am rather a keen follower of racing, and that is why, if I had remembered you owned centaur, I should not
have pestered you. I have never known
an owner yet from whom une got anything liy pestering. T knew, of course
you were a very lucky owner of racehorses, but for the moment 1 had completely forgotten that you hail anything engaged in the Derby."
The millionaire was silent for a mh-
meut.
"Well, Mr. Bonar," he snid suddenly, '-'because yon have not pestered me
and because I owe you a good"turn fur
the shock to the system that 1 must
have inflicted upon ynu. I will tell you
the winner of the Derby, the greatest
certainty that over started, you can
put your money on Centaur with every
confidence."
.lack Bonar was both grateful and
considerably {surprised. Roinstein was
not the sort of nmn to give away
valuable information to a casual stranger, even if he did fool under a slight
obligation, for the millionaire was one
nf the few men who made racing pay.
"It—it's awfully nice of you," he
stammered,  "but—"
"Oh, the stable are 'oil,' ond I'vo
t all the bets I  want. Tin not out to
pile, you know, my ambition is
win .. ,  ,	
tu win the race for the honor of the
thing more than the money. I'ut ou
what you like, only don't make a song
about it, 1 don't want everyone to
know."
When .lack Bonar parted with the
millionaire the next morning lie was
entertaining very different Feelings to-
wards him than on tho occasion when
they had met.
".luck," said Lady Confleld n week
Inter, "what do vou fancy for the
Derby?"
Her brother, who had been gazing at
a pretty girl talking to his brother-in
law by the window, started.
"Well," he said thoughtfully, "put
a pound or two on Centaur, I've bucked
him pretty heavily."
"Thanks, I'll get Bill to put it on
for me,"
"Put what on for you?" asked Lord
Confleld, walking with his companion
into the centre of the large drawing-
room where the brother and sister sat.
"A Over on Centaur for the Doiby,"
said his wife, a pretty little woman
who understood as much about racing
ns her husband did about sewing, slack
says he's backed it heavily, ho it's
bound to win, he's awfully lucky."
Jack Bonar smiled ruefully, with
painful recollections of the Guineas
week.
"I'm glad to hear it," he snid with
a forced laugh.
Lord Cohnold boon mo inquisitive.
Why had -lack backed the horse? On
fonn it was not half so good ns half a
dozen others, and yet it had been hock
ed down to second fuvorito nt f> to I.
Why was itf Did Ronstoln greatly
fancy liis candidate? Were the stable
gambling, and f"
" I really can't tell you anything
ol SO, "said .lack, quickly, sorry that he
had spoken, "it's a good horse, that's
ull 1 can say. Are yoo interested in
racing, Miss Keunldson?"
lle fancied that the girl sturted uud
lost some of her color.
"I don'l believe Vera knows whether the Derby is run at Epsom or As-
int," suid Mrs. Plater, Ihe portly, well-
dressed woman with whom tha girl was
staying for the season.
"Oh, I do," cried the girl, "and I 'm
quite looking forward tn Ihe race. I
think  hurses ure splendid! "
"By .Inve, rut her!" said .lack.
"By the way, huve you seen Conflold'fl
hunters, the pictures of 'cm. I mean, in
the smoking-room, Soi Oh, ynu ought;
may 1 take you there. The atmosphere
is pure now, BUI does not pollute it
with vile sling until later iu the dny."
Aud to the disgust of a brainy youth
who, eyeglass iu eye, hnd been admiring his pink tripod socks, he led the
girl, who was the acknowledged belle
of the season, out of the room.
And us soon us, they hud entered the
empty smoking-room the girl placed
a small glovod hand nn his arm.
*' Don't bnck < 'entaur,'' she suit!
quickly, "I um Mire he will not win."
'' Not will I" gasped .luck, staring
blankly in tin1 excited blue eyes, "but.
i am—oh, it's a good thing, Miss Ron-
aldson, as much a certainty as anything is in racing. As for backing it.
I've dono it already, and stand to make
a   smnll   fortune  if  tho eolt  wins."
lie lind got on Centaur wheu tho
priee was 10 to 1, aud, judiciously
spreading the money over half a dozen
book-makers that he know were sound,
hud bunted tin? horse to the extent of
a thousand pounds.
, Jack was nn fool, he had not plunged
his all, but it was his one big gamble;
if the liorse lost, he1 would still
something between fifteen liundrod uud
two thousand n year, nml, us a baclu
lor. lie would be able to dn very we
on that sum. If, on the other hand,
Centaur won, he would be in a very
pleasant position, indeed, ami lie had
intention of hedging his bets even
when a particularly charming girl, wlio
had somewhut disturbed his ideas of
the blessings of a bachelor existence.
e to take up such a strango attitude.
"J—I, perhaps, I'm silly about this.
Mr. Bonar," she spoke quickly and ner
vbusly, "1 hope I am wrong, especially
if the result means much to you."
It means everything to me, Miss Ken-
aldson," saiil duck gravely, thinking
what a much better chance the extra
ten thousand pounds would give Iiim
in the marriage market. "But, f say
don't let's tall; ubout it; we shull go'
enough excitement this day week
Come aud look at the photos. Of
course, 1 shall se you at Epsom?"
The girl smiled  faintly.
"Oh,   yes,"   she   said   listlessly
though  lost  iu  thought.    " I   shall   be
t Epsom,
Jack Bonar went down to Epsom
on Derby Duy by an early first-class
special. At the last moment a man
who had promised to motor him to the
course had been summoned to the bed
side of un ailing aunt, and had not
larcd to disobey. Jack's own small
car was available; but he did not
fancy motoring down by himself, so he
went by train, and was agreeably surprised to find two other men in the
long saloon carriage of the train to
Tattenham   Corner   station.
lie interested himself in his sporting
paper; noting with pleasure that Centaur was now at 3 to 1—an equal favorite with the Irish horse, Sea King—
whilst the only other horse was a colt
named Starlight, who in the last few
tlays had been backed down from twenties to eights.
"They're a dirty crowd, and Ron-
stein tho dirtiest of the lot!"
One of the gentlemen at the other
end of the saloon spoke excitedly, with
reckless disregard as to the law relative to slandor.
"You don't expect little angels to
be Hupping thoir wings round that
stable,'' said t he other mun, , ' * but
I should have thought Monty would
huve been keen on winning the Derby.
Apart frum the hunor of the thing, the
stakes, without uny betting, are well
worth having."
"Honor!" growled the other.
'Ronsteln doesn't know the meaning
f the word!    'Put your shirt on the
entaur, Dick!' he said to mc A
rotty little game, (lets ull his pals
whilst he gets a good price about Starlight, unbl It makes me sick. They
tell uie he had tried to back his own
horse, but the bookies woublii 't lay
uny  price good  enough for him."
Well, snid the other man in a low
voice, after a quick glance at the young
fellow, wlm seemed absorbed i
>nper, "I reckon Caver will huve to
iq careful, if he pulls the favorite, for
voryotio knows Ronsteln and Buwker
are hand in glove,"
The other man laughed shrilly. He
hud put every penny he could spond un
Centuur, and was almost hysterical nfter having had a short interview with
a certain kuowing gentlemuu that
morning.
"Bull tho favorite!" he cried.
"Caver's no fool! A jockoy making
five thousand a year doesn't pull a
horse. He'll ride it to orders. Set
the pace too fast—Starlight likes the
pace made hot—and—"
The man broke off. Thoy had stopped at Croydon, and several men invaded
the  carriage.
lack Bonnar still held the paper bo-
fore him. The girl had been right—
Centaur would not win the Derby.   Wo-
n often had strange presentiments;
this miiHt he one. Porahps Vera Ren-
nldson had seen the milliouuiro and summed up his truo character.   Perhaps—
Oh! what did it matter? He would
tie eleven thousand pounds worse off.
A question that ho had intended asking would ■
I'd like to wring the blackguard's
neck!"   ho   cried   half   aloud,   and   a
10k little man Bitting near him edged
away.
Of course, the mea might be wrong;
but it was not likely. It was evident
that they were professional racegoers,
nnd were not men to lose their heads
save  under exceptional  circumstances.
"Torse it!" he said, as he alighted
nt Tattenham Corner station and walked down the course to the stands.
It waB a perfect day—Warm sunshine
tempered by a gontle breeze—and the
"going" was perfect; hut .lack failed
tu appreciate now the things that ia
the ordinary way he would have revelled in.
He lost five poun.Is un the first race,
won ten ou tho second, aad then, because he could keep money uo longer,
he went to. his brother-in-law's couch;'
wlior he knew he would find Vera Ron-
aldson.
He reached it just as the horses woro
parading for tht1 greut race of the day,
and, more by force of habit than anything else, he stopped to watch the nc
tion of the horse ridden by George
Cuver, the crack middle-weight jnekey,
and certauly Ronstein \s bluck and yellow striped jacket wus hnme by a
horse who looked as though he could do
his owner credit.
"The shame uf it all!" he muttered
hoarsely as he ascended to the roof of
the  coach.
Vera Kenublson was evidently greatly
excited, her face was (lushed and her
eyes were gleaming. Jack cleverly
managed to bi! by her side as the horses
went to the starting gate.
"1 think you wen; right, Miss Ren
aldson," ho said.. "Contour will not
win, but "
"Oh, I think he will, Mr. Bonar; I
fool .almost certain he will."
Thc girl spoke with strange conviction, and Jack was staggered.
"Hut  whv J"
"They're* oil'!"      '
I'he roar .around thorn, and the clang
of the bell by tlm stands drowned the
remainder of the' sentence,, the' whole
atmosphere was charged with excitement. Men's hearts beat quickly, the
black muss by the rails surged to und-
fro, und every eye followed the horses
that were travelling up the hill tnwnrds
Tdtten'ham Corner.
Jack was quite coul nil of a sudden,
he watched the race dispassionately ns
he had no interest in it. Centaur was
not tu win, it was only u question of
Starlight or some outsider, and he hoped
thnt it. would not be Starlight. He put
up his glasses, Centaur was well tu the
front; ut the head u couple of outsiders
were leading, but they would not Inst.
Starlight, on the mils, was travelling
smoothly.    Of course, it wnn all	
llc put down his glasses; ho was n
Bportsman, und he hated this jobbery.
" By Jove," cried Lord Confleld,
"you're right, Jack; T wish I'd put
more on the eolt. Centaur will win
easily."
Jack laughed harshly ns he put up
his glasses; then the cynical laugh died
away, they were round Tattenham Cornor, and Centaur had gained the cov-
eled inside position and wns leading the
field. Starlight was beaten; it was a
question whether the Irish hnrse, Sea
King, or Centaur would win the greatest race of the year.
The two shot uut from the others,
the green jacket and red cap of the
Irish horse forged ahead fur u moment,
then Cuver. riding the race nf his life,
suddenly shot out the favorite, the black
and yellow striped jacket passed tho
green mul red, and Centuur went nn to
win by three lengths from S'on King,
with a rank outsider beating Starlight
for third plnce.
"Vou, see," suid Miss Kenaldson, in
tho conservntory of Lord C^ufield
house that night, '' my real name is
Vera Renaldson Caver, but George,
when father died and we were left penniless, became a professional jockey,
aud soon made a lot of money. He did
not want ine to be associated with Iiim,
and so I was known as Vera Renaldson,
and George paid Mrs. Plater to intro
duce me into Society. I did not want
to come to London at all, but I did it
to please him."
"He's a fine fellow," said Jack, "but
how on "
"Oh, George has no secrets from me,"
said the girl proudly. "I knew that
the Ronstein gang were a shady crowd,
for George had told me, ami so, when
you told me thut you hail backed Centaur, I knew he wns not intended to
win, but 1 "
"You persuuded your brother to rido
straight to let a good horse do his
best,J' said Jack quickly; "but why
lid vou troublo?"
"Really,  I "
"Vera," said Jack Honar, with won-
lerful presence of mind, "we lovo each
other, ami we're going to get married
this season.    I'll see thut George gets
And Vera found nothing to say,
which Jack took to be a very good sign.
Mr. Montague Ronstein was not elated at winning the Derby, nnd freely
broko the .agreement with his first jockey. So George Caver went to a little
Wiltshire village, wliere, us u trniner,
he does very well, und he hns no euuse
to regret winning the race that gave
him such a genial and helpful brother-
in-law.
Dwarfs who have been dwarfed after
birth are of two classes, those of normal proportion aud those who are deformed. There are a few children
whose growth ceases whon they aro so
small that throughout life they remain far below the size of their contemporaries. Of this number, Homo camo
iuto the world puny aud below tho normal size, but they were strong enough
to develop to the ago of adolescence.
Another class, victims of the disease
called iuf until ism, remain throughout
life as small as very young children.
Their bony structure ceased to develop
iu early childhood. The cause of infantilism is the insufficiency of action
uf un orgnn situated at the base of the
neck, the thyroid substance. Were
there nu thyroid gland the bones would
not develop, and the arrest of develop
ment would include the mind ns well
as the body.
Science has found means to increase
the slzQ <>f dwarfs aad tu tire a spark
of intelligence in thu mind of the idiot,
by the grafting of the thyroid gland of
au animal in the huuiuii neck, wliere
the thyroid function has ceased; ur
where the thyroid gland is missing, or
by the mere swallowing uf a daily
dose of thyroid extract.
Giants derive tlieir stature frum the
overproduction nr tho excessive activity
of the thyroid gland, or to the exces
sivo activity nf a gland which is an
appendix of the base of the bruin, the
pituitary body.
ABNORMAL STATURE
The development and the furm of the
human body depend closely upon the
growth of 'the skeleton or bony structure. Hefore birth the bone structure
is devoid of everything like ciilcareous
Incrustation; it is in the cartilaginous
stnte, similur to the state of fishes,
whose muscles ure supported by cartii
ages instend of bones. Little by little
the pearly, semi-trauspnrent substance
called "curtilage" begins to show
bluish-white opnque spots—spots of ossification. At a certain period in development each of the bones may be
called an cipl-to-end assemblage of
three segments; the most important
piece being in the centre. The cartii-
nge of conjugation interposed between
the segments does tlic chief work of-
bone-building becnuse it emits bono
matorial from its under und upper sides
until the bones have developed.
If, from any cause, the curtilage
which emits now bone becomes atrophied, the emission of bone material
must eoaso, the bono ceases to grow.
Ami, in the inverse case, if the samo
•artilago abnormally increuses tho rato
of its production, the bone structure
levelops to excess until the skolcton
is tho frame of a giant.
A few of the world's pigmies were
lwarfs at birth; und, despito a proportionally rapid growth, they have remained unnaturally small. But the
dwarfs  at  birth   arc   few  in  number.
COMMANDER  OF   CANADA'S  CORONATION CONTINGENT
The Canadian Coronation contingent
is, as alrendy un mm need, comma ndetl by Col. Hugh llavclock McLean, K.C., M.P., A.D.C. He comes of
■good Uijitod . Empire (Loyalist stuck,
and has been associated with the Cun-
udiun mllltin 'ever since he was old
enough to be enrnllod. In 1S7S, when
Britain nml Russia were on'the,verge
of' war over the Balkan troubles, and
when Russia was marching' to Constantinople, Cpl, McLean raised a company of sixty men and ntl'ored to serve
Britain anywhere. Por this he received
the thnnks nf the Imperial Government
when Ihe treaty of Merlin wus signed,
and Lords Salisbury and Beuconslield
returned "with peace secured und honor saved," as the Conservative press
of the day declared.
In 1885 he was appointed Captain
and Adjutant of the New Brunswick
and Prince Kdward Island regiment
raised for sen ice in the Northwest.'
lu December. IS!M>, he Offered himself
and one hundred nren fur service in
South Africa, lie proposed to raise
the company nt his own expense. Pur
this he received the warm thanks of
the general oflicer commanding the
forces.
lie was in charge of the Cunadiun
team nt Bisloy in L809, uud iu October,
1901, he was iu command of nil the
New Brunswick troops assembled at
St. John during the visit of his Royal
Highness, the Duke of Cornwall and
York, who is now King George. He
wus in command during the snme month
uf a brigade at the Royal Review at
Halifax, and iu 100!) he commanded
the Maritime Provinces' brigade at the
Quebec Tercentenary, lie has been
President of the Provincial Rifle Association since J 000, ami in 1903 he
raised the St. Andrew's Boys' Brigade
und equipped them with uniforms made
in Scotland, and similar to that worn
by the famous Black Watch Regiment.
He was for many years captain and
adjutant of the 62nd Regiment St.
John Fusiliers, nnd its commandant for
a number of years.
In 1H02 he was appointed to the command of the 12th Infantry Brigade, retiring last January with the honorary
rank   of  Colonel,
In addition to these and muny other
services in the militia he has just raised
the -Hth New Brunswick Dragoons, a
regiment already consisting of four
squadrons.
He is an honorary A.D.C. to the governor general and Vice-President for
Canada of the British and Foreign Sailors' Society.
The military enthusiasm of Colonel
McLean has but added zest to his professional and business activities, lie
has a very extensive legal practice,
acting for many of the leading railway, lumbering, mining, power uud
fishing companies of thc Maritime Pro
vinces, and is on the directorate of
several of these concerns. He is a
staunch Liberal in politics and represents the counties of Sunbury an 1
(Queens; New Brunswick, in the Dominion Parliament.
That Mark Twain ever made a joke
that failed will be news to his countrymen, but we are informed by, une of
Itis closest friends that he once had this
snd experience, which should, at least,
bo a comfort to the rest of us at such
timos. And, as ho outdid every oae
else in his humor, so he broke all re
cords for failure uud failed more dismally than any one else could imaginably  dn.    Mr.   William   Dean   lluwells,
JUST DODO'S FUN
If there was one thing Dodo the bulldog disliked Lt wns a tradesman.
Wherefore the old milkman was wary,
and never ventured in without first
tapping on the kitchen window to find
out fnr certain that' ull was safe
But the new milkman didn't kuow
abnut   Dodo.
When Dodo was eventually detached
from the fleshiest part of the now
milkman's calf by the muster of tlu
house, the victim of tin1 onslaught be
gun to express his mind with consider
ible freedom.
"Keepin' u dog like that!" he ox-
slafmed  indignantly.
"He's only playful, that's all!" insisted the fond master, and pressed
something silver into the new milk-
muu's  hand.
The milkman glanced at it, bit it,
spat on it, and theu deposited it in a
safe pocket.
"I think I can take a bit o' fun ns
well as anybody," he said dryly.
"But, do you know, till you expluinod
it I had n notion that that dog was
eating my calf in real earnest!"
QUITE DIFFERENT
Oh, he preached it from the house-tops,
and he whispered it by stealth;
He wrote whole miles of stuff against
the awful curse of wealth.
Ho shouted for the poor man, and he
"ran" the rich man down;
And nlso, every  king and queen who
dared to wenr a crown.
He halloned for rebellion, and he said
he'd hoad a band
To    exterminate    tho    millionaire,    to
sweep them from the land.
He   yelled   against   monopolies,   took
shots nt every trust,
And ho sworo he'd lie an anarchist, to
grind them in the dust.
He stormed, he fumed, und ranted, till
ho made the rich man wince;
But—an uncle left him money, and ho
hasn't shouted since, I
in his exquisite " Memories of Mark
Twain,'' running in Harper's Magazine, tells of tin "awful supper" where
Twain attempted tn puke fun ut Emerson, Longfellow, ami Holmes tu their
very I'uces. Nobody but Twain would
have dared try it, nud he tried it but
once. Here is the account from Mr.
HoWoUs himself, who presided ut the
ill slurred feast:
Wheu   Messrs  Houghton  nud   Mifflin
I nine ownor nf The Atlantic Monthly,
Mr. Huiightou fancied having some
breakfasts nml dinners whicli should
bring the publisher nnd the editor face
to fuce with the contributors, who were
hidden from view far nnd near, (lf
course, the subtle lieml of advertising,
who hns now grown su unblushing bold,
lurked under the covers at these banquets, and the junior partner aud the
young editor had tlieir joint nml separate fine anguishes of misgiving ns tu the
taste and the principle of them; but
they were really very simple-hearted
aud honestly meant hospitalities, und
tliey prespered ns they might, nnd gave
great pleasure ami nu pain. I forget
some of the "emergent occasions" but
I um. sure of u birthday dinner must
unexpectedly accepted by Whittier, ami
II birthday luncheon to Mrs. Stowe, nml
I think a birthday dinner to Longfel
low; but the passing years huve left nn
in the dark us to the pretext of thut
supper nt wliich Clemens made his aw
fui speech, umi came so near being the
deuth of us all. At the breakfasts and
luncheons, we had the pleasure of our
lady contributors' company, but that
night there were only men, and becnuse
of our grent strength we survived,
I suppose the yeur was nbout 1870,
but here the a I ma lino is unimportant,
and I cnn only say that it was after
Ctomons had become a most valued contributor of the magazine, wliere he
found himself to his own great explicit
snt is fact ion. lie hml jubilantly ac
ceptod our invitation, and hud promised
u speech, wliich it appeared afterward
he liad prepared with unusual cure und
confidence, It was his custom always
tn think uut his speeches, mentally
word iug them, nud then memorizing
them by n peculiar system of mnemonics
which he hnd invented. On the dinner
table a certain succession of knife,
spoon, saltcellar, and butter-plate sym
hnli/.cd u train of ideas, nml on the
billiard-table a ball, a cue. and a pioce
of chalk served the same purpose.
With a diagram of these printed ou the
bruin he hud full command uf the
phrases which his excogitation had nt
tuched to them, and which embodied
the ideas in perfect form. He believed
he hail beeu particularly fortunate in
his notion for the speech of that oven
ing, and he had worked it out in joyous self-reliance. It wus the notion of
three tramps, three dcadbeats, visiting
a California mining-camp, aud imposing themselves upon the innocent min
ers us respectively 'Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and
Oliver Wendell Holmes. The humor of
the conception must prosper or must
fail according to the mood of the hearer
but Clemens felt sure of compelling this
to sympathy, and he looked forward to
nn unparalleled triumph,
But there were two things that he
had not taken into account. One was
the species cf religious veneration in
which these men were held by thoso
nearest them, a thing that I should not
bc able to realize to people remote from
them in tune and place. They were men
of extraordinary dignity, of the thing
called presence, for want of some clearer word, so that no one could well approach them in a personally light or
trifling spirit. I do not suppose that
anybody more truly valued them, or
mo're piously loved them, than Clemens
himself, but the iutoxicntiou of his
fancy carried him beyond the bounds
of thnt regard, and emboldened him to
the other thing which he had not taken
into account, namely, the immense hazard of working his fancy out beforo
their faces, and expecting them to on-
ter into the delight of it. If ncithor
Emerson, nor Longfellow, nor Holmes
hud bcen there, the. .scheme might possibly have carried, but even this is
doubtful, for thoso who so devoutedly
honored them would huve overcome
their horror with difllculty, und perhaps
would not huve overcome it nil.
■ The publisher, with u modesty very
ungrateful to me, had abdicated his
olliee of host, and I was the hapless
president fulfilling the abhorred func-
tion of calling people to their feet audi
mnking them speak. When I came to
Clemens I introduced hiin with the
cordial admiring I hnd for him as noo
of my greatest contributors and dearest
friends. Here, I said, in sum, was a
humorist who never left yon hanging
your head for hnving enjoyed his joke;
and then the amazing mistake, the bewildering blunder, tho cruel catastrophe
was upon us. I bclievo that, after the
clear, there was no one there, including
tho burlesqucr himsolf, who was not
smitton with a desolating dismay. There
fell u silence, weighing many tons to
the square inch, which deepened from
moment to momont, and was brokoa
only by the hysterical and blood-curdling laughter of a single guest, whose
name shall not bo handed down to infamy. Nobody knew whether to look
at the speaker, or down at his plato.
I chose my plate as tho least affliction,
and so I do not know how Clemens
lookod, except when I stole a glance at
him. and saw him standing solitary
amid his appalled and appalling listeners, with hiB joke dead on his hands.
Prom a first glance at the great three
whom his jest had made its themo, I
was aware of Longfellow sitting upright, and regarding the humorist with
an air of ponsivo puzzle, of Holmes
busily writing on his monu, with a well-
feigned effect of preoccupation, and of
Emerson, holding his elbows, and listening with a Bort of Jovian oblivion
of this nether world in that lapse of
memory which saved him in those later
years from so much bother. Clemens
must have drugged his joke to the climax, and left it there, but I can not say
this from auy sense of the fact. Of
what happened afterward at the table
where the immense, the wholly iauo-
eent, tho truly uniniugined affront was
offered, I huve uo longer the loaNt re-
membrnnce. I next remember being in
u room of the hotel, where Clemens was
nut to sleep, but to toss in despair, aud
Charley Dudley Warner's saying in the
gloom, "Well, Mark! You're a funny
fellow." It was as well as anything
else he could have said, hut elevens
seemed unable tu accept the tribute.
I stayed the night with him, aud the
next morning, after u haggard breakfast, we drove about am] he made some
purchases of bric-a-brac for his house
in Hartford, with a soul as far away
frum brie a blue as ovor the soul of uiau
was, lie went home by aa early train,
nml he lost no time in writing back to
the three divine personalities which he
had so involuntarily seemed to lout.
They all wrote buck to him, making it
us light for him us tliey could. 1 have
heard that Emerson wus a good deal
mystified, nml iu his sublime forgetful-
asked. Who wns this gentleman,
appeared to think he had offered
uh
him  some  sort  of annoyance?    But  I
am not sure that this is accurate! What
f is that Longfellow, a fow
days after, in my own study, stopped
before a photograph of Clemens, and
said, "Ah! He is a wag," aud nothing
more,
Holmes told me, with deep emotion,
such ns a brother humorist might well
feel, thut he hail not Inst au instant iu
replying to Clements' letter, and assuring him that there had not boon the
least offense, and entreating him novor
to think nf the mutter again. "He
said that he was a fool, but that ho wus
Ood's fool." Holmes quoted from tlm
letter with u true sense nf the pathos
und humor of the self-abasement.
To me, Clemens wrote a week later,
"It doesn't get any bettor, it burns
like fire." But uow 1 understand that
it wus not shame that burnt, but rage
for a blunder which he had so incredibly committed. That to havo conceived of those men, the most dignified
in our literature, our civilization, as
Impersonate by three hoboes, and then
to huve imagined that he could ask thorn
personally to enjoy the monstrous travesty, was a break, he saw too lato, for
which there was no repair. Vet the
time came, nml not so very long after
ward, when some mention wus made of
the incident as a mistake, and Iiu Maid,
with all his fierceness, "But t don't
admit that it was u mistake," and it
was not so in the minds of all witnesses
at second hand. The morning aftor the
dreadful dinner, there came a glowing
note from Prof. Child, who had read
the newspapor report of it, praising
Clemens' burlesque as the richest pioce
of humor iu the world, ami betraying
no sense of incongruity in its perpotra-
tiou in the presence of its victims. I
think it must always have ground Clemens' soul, that he was the victim of
circumstances, and that if he had some
more favoring occasion he could retrieve his loss in it, by giving tbe thing
the right setting. Not moro than two
or threo years ago, ho camo to try me
as to trying it again at a meeting of
newspaper men in Washington. I had
to own my fears, while I alleged Child's
note on tho other hand, but in tbe ond
he did not try it with tbe newspaper
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Tbe nightingales which nested ■atil
ten yeurs ago in Kensington Hardens
were killed by the semi-wild cats, that
cump every summer among the hollow
elms, and Londoners who wnnt to hoar
the Dnulian birds with complete certainty must now journey to Kew or
C'hingford (observes tho Westminster
Gazette). Our fortunato oarly Vic
toriun ancestors went no farther than
Vauxhall Gordons for the purpose. The
Vauxhall nightingales were ulways in
full song on Muy and Juno "vouiiigtt,
and the proprietor would assure an inquiring country visitor: "Heat* Ue
nightingales, sir? Why, you'ro bound
to hear 'em; we keeps 'em on the
promises." This prosaic statement wus
only too truo, according to Frank Buck-
land, for tho music was produced by a
human Philomela, paid to sit iu a bush
ind imitate the nightingale when darkness fell.
The city mnu wonders at the woigbt
his Maine or New Brunswick guide will
carry. Tho "piece" of the fur trade,
whether of furs or supplies, was about
ninety pounds in weight. Tlm man
who could not puck two "pieces" on
his tump lino over the average portage
ranked low around the campflre. A
Chippewa has been known te carry a
barrel of pork two miles, with frequent rests, of course; and one smilingly bet a HlO-pouml man tha: he could
carry him five miles over a lugging
trail nnd not set him duwu once. Some
of these men would pi«lk -00 pounds,
und it is said sometimes 1100, but thoy
wore unusually powerful men and working under keen rivalry—-tho only rivalry which could bring honor iu their
country—that of physical prowess.
No fewor than fifteen hundred towns
and villages in Oermany still own, and
have owned, down from tho Middle
Ages, so much common land that their
inhabitants pay neither rates nor taxes.
Pive hundred of these townships and
villugos derive so great a rental from
their lands that they are able, in addition, to pay overy citizen, on New
Year's Day, a bonufe of from $25 to
$100 as his share of the surplus revenue.
*   »   §
One of tho most historical spots in
England is not for sale. It is Magna
Charta Island, where is famous Runny-
mede, containing thc tnble ou which
King Jobn is said to have signed the
epoch-making documont neurly 700
years ago.
Scatter salt on a carpet when swooping, and you will not only find it has a
cleansing effect, but that it keeps away
moths.
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THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. B.C.
UNBURN
SORE   FEET.
Everybody new admlU
Zam-Bak belt for thete.
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and comfort. ~~"
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A pleasant medicine for children is
Mother (Irnves' Worm Kxtoruiiinitoi',
uud there is unfiling better for driving
worms from the system.
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BAD FOR  THE  PATIENT
A rich old ludy living iu the coun
try, who hud been ill for some time,
was not quite BUtlsflod with the ntlen-
tiun of the locul doctor, so she in-
fjuirod of some friends ubout u well-
known specinl isf. I hiving uscert ui nod
that the fee wus lott guineas, she gol
the consent of the doctor to send for
him,
lu due course he arrived, gave hcr a
careful examination, uud then went
downstairs to the dining room for lunch
und cou su Ration.
The old lady, fearing she would not
get a correct report, hud previously
nent hcr maid to hide herself in a recess
in the dining-room, and to report the
conversation, which she did oply too
well, as  follows: —
The gentlemen made uu excellent
lunch, umi talked Of the weather and
the latest murder. After finishing tlieir
wine the physician saitl ho must be oil'.
"But how about the old girl upstairs!"' Inquired the local. "Yoa
must remember she is a small income to
me."
'' Oh, ibm 't worry,'' remarked 1 he
specialist. "1 will not interfere. Kill
her in your own way," uud he departed
with   his  tee.
UAY DISPLACE LOCOMOTIVE
A new steam turbine electric engine
is undergoing trials in Scotland. The
engine^ whicli is seventy feet in length,
has been built by lhe North British
Locomotive Company, nnd is u remarkable departure from the standard design. The funnel and smnll boiler ure
at the rear end, where steam is generated lo drive a steam turbine, which is
coupled io a dynamo 111 the centre of
the engine. The current, supplies the
electric motors attached to the eight
driving wheels, ami propels the machine
at express speed. The wnste steam
goes to a condenser and there, converted to water, is returned to the boiler
and used over uud over ngain. A heavy
loifd of ordinary pusBongor conches hus
been pulled with euse upon the Caledonian Railway, and it is expected in
many quartors thut the saving in fuel
und olher advantages of the electric
locomotivo will commend itself to the
great rnilwny companies, ami the electro turbo locomotivo, as it is called,
will soon be seen upon the British lines.
1867 AND 1911
Mi-re ure a few measuring rods between the Cnnada ut the birth of Cou-
federation und fndny:
Population, from 8,.171,59-1 to neiirly
8,000,000.
Paid np bnnk cupital frmn 30 inllllnos
to nearly Mm million--'.
Bank'deposits from ;!7 millions to
nearly  I"1' millions.
Savings bank deposits from four mil
lions to tin millions.
Letters Includoil from Is millions to
450 millions.
Trade from KIO millions to a early
TDD millions.
Manufacturers' exports from two
millions to 31 millions; forest exports
from is millions to -17 millions; agricultural products from IJ millions to
9(1 millions; animal products from six
millions to 58 millions. •
Wheat exports from two millions to
7.S million bushels.
Canada   stands   first   in   nickel   and
asbestos production.
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TIIK deuth of Carrie Nut inu recalls a famous incident in
one of her Caimdian lecturing tours wliicj occurred at
Ottawa, and in which a clever newspaperman, wel
known in Winnipeg, figured. The journalist iu quoation had
heen sent by his paper, the Ottawa Journal, to Rochester,
N.Y., i>n u specinl assignment, and whilo there Carrie Nation,
who was ut the height!) of hor HiiUmnsuiiibliing fume, le
tureil. Being somewliut of a speculator he conceived the
•idea of bringing Carrie to the Capital Olty and elosod out
terms with her inannger. Wheu the dute of her arrival
came ho mado arrangements fer u brillinnt press agent
stunt—namely, the smashing up of a lower town saloon. The
saloon hooper agreod, the damago account, with something
oxtra, to be paid out ef the receipts of tho lecture. Bvory.*
thing vuluulde iu the way of precious (I. & W„ Wliite Horse,
etc., etc, ad Infinitum, wus curcfully removed from out of
ran go of Carrio'b little hatchet, uud rows of buttles of colored wnler substituted. The newspaperman saw to it that all
Ottawa knew that Carrie was liable to go on the rampage
the afternoon of tbo lecture. By half past two tbe streets
lending to lower town were simply packed with people. When
the journalist appeared with Carrie tin his nrm there were
prolonged cheers, und they were escorted by a howling mob,
'they passed several saloons on the way to the ouo picked
out, und Carrio, with dilliculty, wus restrained from savngoly
attacking them. However, nhe wus steered to the right ouo
and, amid cheers and hoots, demolished the pink wnter hnrm-
less decotions which had been left in her range. Jt was a
great press agent stunt, and the theatre in consequence wns
packed that night.
* * *
It wus in 1900 when Carrie Nation Ilrst becamo u national figure. Hhe had never boen heard of outside of her own
little circle ut Ledriue Lodge, Kansas, until a .Iuue day in
that year, when she drove her buggy to tho neighboring
town of Kiowa and with half a dozen bricks demolished tho
sulooii windows, nnd would have smashed all thc others in
town if the proprietors had not locked tho doors. Sho bo-
came a national character at onco and extended her activities to Topoka, Wichita, and thon to other cities. After
that she was in jnil threo times in Topoka, and seven times
in Wichita. Carrie become all tho rage, tho papers were
full of her, and she started touring the country on snloon-
smashing expeditions. Jn 1901 she visited New York and
hunted up the saloon of John h, Sullivan. Wise old John
got out of sight on her appronch. Who did no smashing on
that occasion. Later she went on the stage, appearing in
"Ten Nights in a Barroom/' nnd then stnrted lecturing on
drinks und cigarettes,
Mrs. Nation visited England and Scotland in Hit's and
had a most exciting time of it. The old country failed to
take her very seriously, and Carrie was regarded as a rollick-
i"g b'g joke. One of the most striking of her experiences
was ut Glasgow, where she required police protection. As
the train entered the station a practical joker smashed a
small bottle of whisky on the engine, und when Mrs. Nation
left her compartment she was immediately surrounded by
tho mob, some booing und hissing and otliers cheering. Bbe
was badly hustled about on the platform, but she kept smiling ull the time. So great was the crush, however, as she
emerged from the station, that she hnd to seek refuge iu the
North Hritisb Station Hotel. On entering the revolving
glnss door she crouched down to mnke the crowd believe
thut she had gone on through the hotel and out by th.1 other
entrance, but the crowd was not deceived, and Mrs. Nation
had to go through the hotel.
She reached the bar. where she expressed horror nt lind
ing u girl serving. "Shocking!" she exclaimed, and then
.she went out hy the side door. After fifteen minutes' lighting through the crowd, Mrs. Nation reached the temperance
hotol where she wus to stay,
*    *    t*
Iu reply to the question what she thought of Glasgow uud
Scotland, she said: "This is the most atreet lona to welcome
I ever had. Kvery body was hugging everybody else. It
was n regular hugging mutch. In the United States people
are quicker than the Scotch. The fire clued not bla/e so
bright here, hut it is there all the same. It is nlso a sort of
smouldering lire in Scotland uud a flushing fire in America."
In London she guve a characteristic interview wliile her
niece, Miss Moure, snt with her, holding he.' hand and reading her "Letters from Hell." "I. cull 'em letters from
lell," suid Mrs. Nation, "because they're full of wicked
things. They begin: 'You old Yankee fool,'or, 'You pie
faced mutt,'nnd other names like that. 'Sure,' says I, 'the
devil must have been hard hit if he gets so angry.' Hut,
say, I'm that glad today. Know what I've learnt? Well,
see here, vour king James Stooart I. aud Walter Kaleigh be-
bended. Say, isn't, that greatf Why, he's tho feller that
introduced siaokin.' That's the greatest piec:* of uoos I've
had for a long time.'"
Attorney-General Hughes, acting premier of Australia,
has evidently been taking advantage of the absence of Inn
chief ut the coronation to get some publicity for himself,
und he is figuring almost daily in the cables. Last week he
created u sensation by declining thut Australia would resist
at the sword's point the immigration of Japanese, even
though it meant separation from the Mother Country. This
week he has been taking a whack at Premier Laurler's anti-
imperiul sentiments. Hughes is ii Welshmnn, emigrating to
Australia when about twenty years of age. llis first occupation is said to huve been itinerant umbrella mender.
lle wus subsequently a labor organizer, general seeretnry of
the wharf laborers, president of the carters' union uud then
a member of the New South Wales legislature. He studied
law and became a member of the bar, nud has been a prominent lender of the labor party, ami today is attorney-
general in the first labor cabinet.
There promises to be the warmest debute heard for years
if Clement Edwards, the athletic member for East Glamorgan In the British house, accepts the challenge of Keir
Hardie, the lender of the labor party, to a public debate on
the merits nnd demerits of the eoal strike now in progress
in Wales. Edwards recently hud to use jiu jitsn methods In
u Welsh constituency to eject a hostile heckler from his
platform. The incident occurred at Tonypaudii. in the heart
of the troubled area. PlftOOtl hundred angry voices shriek
ed nt htm and culled him liur until an oxcltablo Welshman
leaped to the platform with shouts of "crucify lilm."    Wu
men on the platform fainted, and things looked critical
when ISdwardfl gripped the ringleader by lhe neck, applied
the "knee dip" to his spine, nnd pitched the advocato of
crucifixion from the platform. Seventy policemen rushed
in. but Edwards told tnem to retire for he could manage the
meeting. That saved the situation. The miners cheered
his pluck and contented themselves for the rest of the evening with usking ijuestions.
Did you ever notice how tho bicycle is coming buck to its
own. despite the growing popularity of the automobile, .lust
stand ou Portage avenue at n busy hour, say between live
and six, uud you will be astoundod at the number of wheels
which will pass in fifteen minutes, ft is not only the poor
man's method ef swift locomotion, but an astonishing number
of rich people nre using the bicycle for business nnd pleasure.
They nre in good company. If you were in Toronto you
would be liable to see Sir Jumos Pliny Whitney nny morning
or nfternoou solemnly taking a spin. Sir .lames is u most
enthusiastic wheelman aud always rides to the olllce on his
wheel nnd in the nfternoou and evening takes his recreutiou
by cycling.
"It Ib no exaggeration, indeed, to say that by her personal force and magnetism she controlled in Kingston a
greater direct following than any man or woman whom we
havo ever had who has not actually beon in active political
lifo as a candidate, while added to this direct following wuh
the groat indirect intluence which sho hud through those
faithful adherents. Putting it in othor words, without Mrs!
LirimaHon there might never have been a Sir John A. Macdonald sitting in Parliament for so many venrs—arid the
hiB tory of Canada today would be different.
"And S'ir John to the very last remembered this greut
friend—this great supporter- this great Conservative. There
never wns u time when he came to the city that he did not
seo bor—and he had no hesitancy iu kissing her in public, nor
she him. lie was her (ireat Leader-the one whom with ull
her soul and all her energy she helped to lift up to power:
she, on the other hund, wus a friend whom the Chieftain had
tried and had never found wanting, even in his darkest
days."
London this week is tilled with picturesque churucters.
Oue of the most interesting is llis Highness the Aga Khan,
of Bombuy, Read of the Ismuli sects of Moslems, by right
of his direct descent from AM, the nephew uf Mohammed.
The family of Aga Khan came originally from Persia, but
migrated to India some three generations buck. Many of
those who own allegiance to him as tho head of Islam devoutly believe that he holds the keys of Heaven, Many of the
curious privileges of his position aro never exorcised by the
present prince. He hus not, for instance, continued his
father's practice of giving Iotters of introduction to the
Archangel ilabriel, in order to ensure special consideration
for his followers in tho noxt world.
«    »    *
J. C. Stead, Western Canada's principal poet, hus pro
duced u second volume called, "Prairie Horn." luke his
first book, the "Empire Builders," it breathes tho spirit
of the prairies. He is the Service of the prairio provinces-—
tho first real poet the plains has produced. Ho knows the
life of tho pioneer, the hardships of the early settler, the
struggles of the homesteader. He pictures tho dread and
deadly isolation of the prairie settler, miles from neighbors
or communication, with nothing but the blue sky and the
long stretch of treeless plains in the day-time, and a hopeless
expanse of windswept snow in the winter, lie tellfl of the
triumphs, too, of the homesteader, building u new house and
a new Empire iu tho West. He has the optimism, the en-
thuslnsm, and the bounding vigor of the red-blooded, full-
pulsed West. His poems aro the West, and to Mr. Stead
we take off our hat and wish him success with his latest
little venture.
He has been surrounded by the must unpnetic environ
ment. Kor years he has lived'at the most unpoetic looking
little prairie town in Manitoba, Cartwright, where he edited
the Cartwright Gazette, News, Plaindealer, or whatever
thoy call it. Hetweea slinging type, writing personals, marriages, christenings and funerals—all that ever happened
basing up deliquont subscribers ami eorraliug the fow stray
advertisers, he dabbled at poetry. Not very encouraging
surroundings, believe me, with which to woo the muso!
However, he succeeded in having a few poems published in
Kastern magazines, und finally collected somo of the best
of his poems into a small bonk ami published them—at hii
own risk—through the Canadian poet publishers. William
Briggs. It wns called the Empire Builder, aud was given a
friendly reception. Now uppears this second volume, nnd
we wish it God speed.
Mr. Stead grew weary recently of the deadly monotony
of country oditiug. So iie sold out. But literary life, anil
poetry in particular, he found was not u very remunerative
undertaking, so he migrated westward tn Alberta, and is
engaged in the unpoetic automobile business. But as the modest
but ambitious young man explains, "a mun must live," and
he hns no intention of being one of those Kent-like martyrs
to poetry, llis next venture is likely to be prose. Follow
ing the lead of Robt. Service, he is seriously considering a
novel of the prairies. At least, lhis is what he told the
writer some time ugo.
A fow days ngo there wus observed by the followers of
Sir John A. Macdonald, the twentieth anniversary of his
death, On tiie samo day probably his staunchest ami most
loyal supporter, Mrs. Eliza GrimnHon, of Kingston, celebrated her 89th birthday. She is perhaps tho most enthusiastic Tory in Canada, which is saying a lot. They knew each
other for years aud Sir John was always "Johnny" to her,
while the great leader never addressed Mrs. Grimason other
than by her Christian name, In the days when politics ran
hottest, iu Kingston nnd Sir John held his seat against ull
odds, Mrs. Grimason's place, the Grimaumi home, wus the
scene of many a stirring political session—the scene of
mnny u quiet meeting at which plans of consequence not
alone to Sir John, but to Canada as woll, wero discussed. A
dozen leuding politicians from all over Cannda were often
gathered in conference nt the Grimnson house nnd Mrs.
Grimason was invariably present, counseling, advising aud
expostulating.
The KingBton Standard pays a groat compliment to this
remarkable woman aad eayi:
LAST MESSAGES
"The town hns been captured, the rebels nro in possession
f the Nutiouul Bank, ami the Bnnk of Hidalgo.   They have
broken down the duor nf the goal and let the prisoners out.
I hear heuvy explosions,   Tbey are using dynnmito.   .   .
This was the message poured intn the'ears of the head
olllclal uf the Central Kxchange in Mexico City nne morning
in May last.    It came from Pachuca, a town sixty miles aw
and was sent by a girl operator in charge there.
lu the middle it censed ubrnptly. the rebels had cut the
wire, uud not only could nu further communication be obtained, but the fate of the brave girl who stuck to her post
remains unknown.
The incident brings strongly to mind the euse of those
two brave fellows, Breudlsh unit PilkiugtOn, hemes uf the
eleclric wire, whn, though mere bovs ut the time, saved India
to the British rule.
The telegraph uflice ut Delhi was, at the time of the Indian
Mutiny, situated about a mile outside the city gates. Tho
stall' was composed uf Mr. C Todd and two lads, Pilkingtoii
and Brendlsli,
On Mny llth, 1857, the wire to Meerut ceased working
Mr, Todd wont out to lind whut was wrong. He never cuuu
back.   The mutineers caught and murdered him.
Prom the office door the two boys saw a regiment of native
infant fry puss out towards Meerut. They hoped they were
going to quell the insurrection, but presently learned that
they had joined the rebels.
A wouuded British ollicer drove by, uud shouted to them
to get inside and close the doors. There thoy remaiued.
wiring the news round by I'niballa. At two in the afternoon
Bron dish announced the capture of Delhi by the mutineers
from Meerut, and the final massacre of the rluropeuus,
That message saved India, for it enabled Lawrence at
Lahore to disarm the mutiny-tainted regiments of tho Punjab
In April. "BlO.'t, a hurricane struck Towusville, u good
sized place in Queensland. The local hospital was blown
lown nml so were scores of houses. The air was full
dieets of roof Iron, and timbers (low like straws. Through
the lirst fury of the cyclone the telegraph operator stuck
to his post, sending the news through to KOckliamptOD, nud
culling for help, for n number of people hud been killed uud
injured.
The message ended suddenly. "Olliee uoiug. I'm off,"
As a mutter nf fact, the roof of the telegraph building was
lifted clean off, but lhe plucky telegraphist happily escaped
unhurt.
As brave a mnu as ever lived was William II. Redding,
the operator nt Granada, in Texas, during the awful pestilence of yellow fever wliich swept the Southern Stales in
I.S7M. He stuck to his post wliile everyone elso tied, and re
muined the only link between the stricken town nud the out
side world.
It wus a Cincinnati paper which got his last message. It
ended, "Afraid can do no more, Pour persons dowu in this
room, oni' dead.    Cannot write.    Good-bye.''
Tlio sick were his wife, his mother, his two sisters, the
dend his own little girl. Stricken with the droad diseaso,
he too fell nnd died.
Two years ago thc steamer Ohio went upon the rocks off
the Alaskan const, but Kccles, her wireless man, managed to
call up help, uud stayed there in the wireless room sending
messuges while passengers and crew were being taken off.
The operator at lho Ketichican station caught his last
message, "Captain and crew going off. Last bout waiting
fur me now.   Good-bye,"
Tt was good-bve. The ship sank and carried Kccles dowu
with it.
TIER REASON
First Little Suburban Girl—Why does your futher go to
town every day?
Second' Little Suburban Girl—To mnke enough money to
sleep out here at night.
JUST ANY OLD THING
A Pittsburg judge says that a man hns no right to [much
his wife even tnoilgll mother does insist on sleeping at the
foot of the bed willi her feet shoved in futher's face. We
fully ngree with his judicial nibs. If hubby doesn't like it
there is always the tin roof ou which ho may ropose; also
the dog houso into which he may crawl.
MAKING A WINE-GLASS IN FIVE
MINUTES
Glass-Blower's Remarkable Feat
What is claimed to be u record in
glass-blowing iH the beautiful patterned
claret glass exhibited at Webbs' Glass
Furnace at the White City, at Shepherd's Hush, whicli was made by the
blowers there in the record time of just
under five minutes, in the presence of
Her Majesty Queen Alexandra, wheu
she visited the exhibition the other day
Curiously enough, the glnss workers
do not regnrd the font as at all wonderful, and will willingly demonstrate
to you how it is possible to turn nnt u
wineglass in the comparatively short
space of five minutes. In like 'manner
they will make you a glass pig, with
feet, eyes, ears, and tail, in four minutes, n vase in seven or eight minutes,
or u glass pen in ten minutes, guiirun-
teed to Inst  for ever.
Indeed, tho skill with which these
workers from up country handle thc
molten glass ami convert it into all
kinds of beautiful articles is simply
unitizing. The muklug of a wineglass
is a fascinating sight, to watch and a
revelation to many. It requires the
service of four men, and the prucesses
ure numerous, inserting his hollow iron
blow pipe into the mouth of one of the
pots, or crucibles, the blower collects
siilHcient "metnl" lo form the bowl
of u wine-glass,
This metnl is u lump of hot, soft
muterial, and is, of course, inoltou glass.
It is mude from wliite snnd, rod load,
refined ash, and saltpetre, mixed iu
certain proportions, nnd then hoatod
in a furnace for forty-eight hours until
it has beeu resolved into molten glass,
technically known us metal. The lump
of material ou the end of the pipe is
rolled to and fro uu a polished table to
obtain the desired smoothness and evenness of surface,
After swinging tho hot glass rapidly
through the uir fur some moments the
worker then blows down tho pipe until
the lump of soft niateriul is expanded
to the required size und shape, when
he guagos it. with his calipers to see
that the dimensions are correct. It is
now passed on to a second man, who
casts on Buflicient metal to form the
stem, while on to this again is added
material for the foot. The processes
now follow one another rapidly, the
glass being pnssed from workman to
workman and back agaiu, us each fulfils his particular task.
Over and oevr again the partially*
completed object is inserted into tho
furnace, where there is a heat of 2.0UO
deg. Fahr., held there for a few moments, und then quickly withdrawn to
be further treated. With a precision
that ouly comes uf long training, one
man trims the bowl of the glass to Unrequired size by cutting the superfluous
material away with a pair of shears,
The bowl then hus to be opened uut tu
the desired dimensions ami measured to
see that it is perfectly correct to size,
when it is finally lifted by a boy from
the workman's endgett on the end of a
forked stick, a IInished article, and
placed iu the oven to be annealed.
Before the Queen left the furnace,
after watching this Interesting font.
Her Majesty .wrote her iinuie with u
glass pen. She also purchased some of
the glass animals made by the workers,
including u pig. dog, and Teddy bear,
lu like mun uer one can watch how
other glass animals are mnde—swans,
deer, stags, foxes, etc. Perhaps the
most wonderful thing ever built up iu
glnss is tin' cannon in the nd joining
show-room* It is an exact replied in
luss of the "Skipping Sully," the gnu
with which Major Bad on Powell suc-
d'ully defended Mafeking. The gun
with its limber weighs 401b. and mens*
tires -I in. in length.
TOO MANY JAPANESE IN JAPAN
Japan has something the snino problem as the old woman wlm lived iu the
shoe. She is ut her wits end to Iiml
accomodations for her growing family.
Count (Manna calculates thut Japan
may huve a population of 120,000,000
by 19(10, ami in lob years muy have
us many inhabitants as China. Clearly
the little archipelago can uot llOul
them all. Where shall they go.' America will not have them. Korea will soon
be filled up. they do uut care to mill'
grate to Africa—iu short, where they
would go they can not, and wliere they
can go, they will not. lu the Shin
koron, a Tokyo monthly, the Count presents the statistical- side of ihe case
thus:
1' During the past hull' century our
population has increased by 20,000,000,
At present the annual iuerense uf our
population it at the rate of Bin per
Hi,llllll people. This rate is rather too
low, considering the high rates ut which
the populations uf other countries in
the prime of their vigor und energy
huve Increased. During the past ecu
t ii ry the population of Groat Britain
has doubled iu every 40 yeurs, that of
lhe (ill I ted States iu every 20 yeurs,
and thai of Germany in overy HO to 50
years.     Our   population   OUglll   to   iii
OretlSO   ut   leas!   at   the   rale  of   ISO  per
10,000 I pie every yeur.    Evon ut Hill
increased   rati'   it   would  take  B0  years
Strengthens the Throat
Mr. W. P. V
Anne's Bay r
troublod with
irritation and
tarrhozono as
permanently c
nothing so gooi
brnnehinl tuba
eommend it to
tniiol* ami aura
for   BroncliitiB
tnrrh  anil  01)0
:uiil  $1.(111 nlzos
'urdom, writing from S't.
,()., Hays: "1 used to bo
relaxed throat] constant
coughing. 1 inhaled Ca-
directed nml have boon
urod. I oan think nf
il for tiio throaty nose anil
ns Oatarrhoaone. I rn.
all iny frioniis.    Cure is
if Catarrhozone is usoil
Irritable Throat, On-
<t Troubles.'' Bffc, 50a
. ni. nil doulers.
fnr tho .lii|mni'si' population to (Innlilo
its prosont vnlnnii\ As mu- population
is nt present ostlmutod al 60,000,000,
it will, should tlm rata of [norease lm
oomo ns liiuh ns ISO pet 10,000 por annunl, reach tlm mark nf 120,000,000 by
1000. In othor wm,Is, out population
will in 100 yoars from now bocomo as
(!li inn.''
Tho nbovo spoculatl C I'minl Ok-
urna's naturally brings hltn tn tlm question of tlio disposition nf Japan'n surplus population, Hi' sims that tlm small
islamls of Nippon cannot adequately
liiirlnir ami provido fnr auythtug liko
11111,111111,11110, nml tlm Mikado's Empire
will sunn llml it Imperative tn sook
fresh nutlet for its ovar-expandlng
population,    Should  boo acquire  snmo
w totrltorv, Maimhnria, for instance,
to solve this apparently embarrassing
question^ Not at all, answers Count
Okuiiln, nml he lias the following opti-
istir views tn advance:
"Do nnt wnrry, however rapidly onr
family may iuerense. The wnrld is
le, and we shall mnko the wholo
world our homo. Not by conquest, to
be sure, but liy pursuing the peaceful
trades of commerce and Industry. It
s a mistaken policy to establish colonies in foroign lands as an outlet for
thc surplus population of any country.
Men migrate to those lands where livelihood ean be most easily earned. Artificial means nf encouragement, such
ns are ofl'ered by colonies nnd 'spheres
of inlldence,' however alluring they
may lie, cnn not alter this natural ten-
loncy. Gormany, fnr instance, has established mnny colonies in Africa and
other quarters, but Gorman immigrants, instead uf going to these colonies prefer to go to the United States
and Brazil, As nu ardent advocato
of intetnational peace, I propose that
the world should he the heritage of all
nations and races,"
It is in consonance with this view
urged that America should remove tiie
ban pat upon Japanese immigration.
THE GREATEST SHIP IN THE
WORLD
The biggest ship in the world—the
new Olympic of the White Stur Uae—
arrived at Xew Vnrli  lunn 21st. She
8H'J feet 0 inches long, !I2 feet (!
inches wide and. in landsman's phrase.
11 stories high—that, is, she hns cloven
decks. Her height from the buttom of
tho keel to the highest (bunt) deck is
07 feet 4 inches. Her registered ton-
nngo is 45,000 ami her displacement
011,0011 tons. The next biggest, ship iu
tho wnrld is the Maurotanla (or the
l.usitanin), wliich is 7ti'> feet long, SX
feot wide 1 hns a registered tonnage
if 31,938. The great disparity in size
of theso two giants of the doop—tho
Inst generation of ships and the present
- illustrates how rapidly we are approaching (lie dny of the I.umi foot ship,
Enough   people  to    I«,  a   citv   will
be carried on tho Olynipli—2,500 passengers ami ,si!il crew. Her great size,
ensy lines, ami bilge keels are almost
certnin preventives of seasickness, Tho
ship represents the greatest development of strength iu marine architecture.
Among the .luxuries Included in her
makeup are. the palm court uuil veranda cafes, the suu parlors, tho restaurant a la carte, thc gymnasium, the
dock golf courso nf eighteen boles, a
tennis and handball court, extending
through two decks, a Turkish bath, and
a large salt-water swimming pool.
When cleaning brass or copper, polish witli a piei r flannel, It will remove grease quicker than anv other
material, at. the same time making un
excellent finish.
"Cnu you change a five pound
nntl'."' ashed a mun nf u Hebrew
cluthier,
"No, I giin't shange nu note." was
the bruBquo reply.
"I'm very sorry,'' responded thu
mun as lm retired—"sorry, because I
wanted tn buy one nf those throe guinea
ovorcoats."
"Jacob, nioin sou. gome here." said
the clothier, when the stranger hud
takeu his depnitiire. "Vour old fader
is iio gnod nnv more. STou duko sliargo.
I go lay mc town tn die!"
nn CAMS* CMS—.* miTITnTB. IUM
tO CW.UU An. Imi.
Comfort for thc Dyspopttc—There is
no mini,.in mi harassing ami oxhaustlng
as dyspi'p-ia, which arises from defci
tlvo acti.ni  nf  lhe st ai-h  und  liver,
nml the victim nf il is ti, l„- pitied.
Vel he tail llml ready relief in Tnlinc
lee's     Vegetable    I'ills,    :i    preparation
iimt has established iis,.if |,V years nf
effective use. There are pill's that lire
ividoly  advortlsed as the greatest  ever
''"'"I nile.l,  bul   not   one of  lliein  can
rank  in  value willi  l'ar lee's.
l_W—
HEADACHE   WAFERS
- g'jnrxut—4 te* enaum no morphine, opium of ether poitnnoue drupe.   Yat that
eabe,   SS oente ii bux et ell drugi/tete'.
NATIONAL   PRCO   <\ niKMK'Al.  CO. OF CANADA, LiMmto
\-t7-
mm"J
FOR THAT NEW HOUSE
Sackett Plaster Board
The Empire Brands of Wall Plaster
Manufactured only _j
The Manitoba Gypsum Co., Ltd.
Winnipeg, Man. THE 1SLAN0KK, CUMBERLAND, B.C
THE    ISLANDER
Published   every   Saturday   at   Cumberland,   B.C.,  by
The Islander Printing k Publishing Company.
Chas. C. Skurave, Managing Editor
Advertising rales published elsewhere in tlio paper.
Subscription price $1.50 per year, payable in advance
The editor docs not hold   himself responsible for views expressed hy
corresponds!! ta,
SATURDAY, AUG.   5,   1911.
What the Editor has to say.
The most common argument we hear from the Liberals
in favor of Reciprocity is that it will lessen the cost of living.
Let us consider the point briefly.
The Reciprocity agreement with the United States proposes Reciprocity in natural products only, a point that is
well to keep in mind.
No one will attempt to deny that raw materials never
bring anything like the value that finished products do, so
that while our export ot raw materials increases in quantity so
our imports of the finished and more valuale articles must iu
crease, and by an ever increasing ratio the balance of trade
would accrue to the Americans.
As a proof of tbis let us quote Dr. Clarke, who recently
stumped the large cities of the province in favor of Reciprocity. He said that the United States must soon import
raw foodstuffs, consequently they will have none to export,
consequently the reciprocal trade arrangement will be somewhat one-sided.
Again the doctor says it will lower the cost of living and,
by the way, he made a strong point of this. He directly blam
ed the high cost of living and multi-millionaires upon Protection. How does he explain the fact, acknowledged by the
Parliament of Britain, that 7,000,000' persons in England are
constantly living on the verge of starvation ? How does he
get over the fact that Lloyd Oeorge, that brilliant domestic
statesman, has found it absolutely necessary to bring in an in
dtistrial insurance bill to alleviate the awful suffering of the
workers of Britain under free trade. Britain's poor were nev
er poorer, Britain's rich were never richer, and all under free
trade. In our opinion neither free trade nor protection is the
euuse of the fearful poverty of our great centres of population
but rather the cruel industrial system whicli as yet is little un
derstood by statesmen or economists.
Mr. Taft has repeatedly stated that he did not think
that Reciprocity would affect the cost of living one
way or the other, but that its chief advantage would be to
break down the imaginary line between two neigh bo rs, Ile has
further stated that Canada had come to "the parting of the
ways," and now was the opportunity to lay the foundation for
closer relations with Canada. If they (the Americans) were to
hold the supremacy of Canadian trade they must prevent if
possible a closer imperial trade relationship, and now was the
time to act.
America has everything to gain and Canada everything t<
lose.
NOTICE.
Having disposed of my interests in The Islander from
August 1st, 1911, I am desirous of settling all accounts in connection with the paper up to that date as soon as possible.
All accounts owing by The Islander up to the above
date will be paid by the undersigned, and all accounts owing
us (except subscriptions) are requested to be paid as soon as
possible to ORMOND T. SMITHE.
MLIIDEll HDUEflTIBING WES
Display Advertisements
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Special rate fur half page or more.
Condensed Advertisements
1 cent 1 word, 1 issue ; minimum charge 25 cents.
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FRUIT TREES
Not the Cheapest, but the Best
Catalogue Free
Vancouver Island Nursery Co.,
Ltd.
Somenos, V.I.
18 Courtenay Lots
CLOSE IN.      MOST BE SOLD QUICK
Price for the Whole 18 lots is only $1,400 $500 dom
Balance easy terms.
The Island Realty Co.
Pire, Life, Live Stock P. L. ANDERTON,
, . . Accident. . Phono 22.     Courtenay, B. C.
Pilsener Beer
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
Bottled Beer Supplied to the Trade Only.
ss-Best 021 the (2oast=s=
Pilsenep Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
iir
iti
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
FOR SJLLE
CLEARED FARMS, BUSH LAND
AND LOTS
Agents for E. & N. Lands,
Comox District.
Beadnell & Thwaites
Summer Furniture
Offerings for the
. . Floor . . '
Linoleum, Carpel Squares and Rugs.
For thf windows—Blinds, Tapestry and Luc Curtains and
Curtain Boles.   For ihe kitchen —Ranges, Cupboards, Chairs
and Tables,.   For lhe bed mom—Iron Beds, "Restmore"Mattresses, Springs, Dressers 'iml Simula.
Full Line of Dining Room Furniture on Hand
"The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.C
A FINE LINE OF NEW
MATERIALS JTJST RE-
:   :   :   CEIYED   :   :   :
P. DUNNE
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
THE!
CUMBERLAND
=HOTEL=
W. MERRIFIELD, Prop.
The finest hotel in the city.
JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO9
P. PHILLIPS HARRISON
Barrister,   Solicitor   and 1
Notary Public.
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooo
F. B. CLOUTIER
Bonora
Block
Phone
42
Carriages, Wagons, and Faro Implants
Buggy fittings of all kinds
.J. Mitts.,
"Leading Tobacco King.'
Better known as
"LONG WILLIE"
Dealer in Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
_i__, Billiard Room in oonncotion
Local Aitjevt for
The London 4 Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Get rates before ins urine else
where
Office: Cumberland
MfiiipiPntk
IflUlllllU IX1U LlUl
GENERAL BLACKSMITHS
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
HI. O. lEIMIIDIE
-F. R S. BISCOE-
IRE-AJL   ESTATE
Well known Martin Farm, close  to
Courtenay on Cumberland Road.
HOUSE ANI) SMALL ORCHARD.
To be subdivided, 5 acre lots or less, $300 an acre.
PHONE 2 COURTENAY
DISTRICT AGENT
..FOR . .
The  Russell
AUTOMOBILE /%
The only Car Mmle   __ ^rHM,
in    America   with  {,'A''"jSgas—~"'
the "Silent Knijfht ZIj^SsshSS
Valveless hnjjine, (v 7 (,'??'•';©:
Also made 111 valve   ,'W'v''fr7y
. . . style . . .        VS~
Cleveland. Brantford, Mnsaey-Harris, Perfect nnd Blue Flyer Bicycles; FtiirbanKs Morse Gn» Engines; also the Moore Gasoline
Lighti ig Systems. Oliver Typewriters. Repairing of all kinds.
Bicycles, Sewing Hachines, Huns, etc.    Scissors and Skates ground
Rubber Tins for Daby Carriages,   lloopijor Tubs
111 Ilil) STREET, CUMBERLAND.
m* m, aston
Practical   Watchmaker
All Work Guaranteed
m a
. . NEXT TO TARBELL'S, . .
Dunsmuir Ave   : : :   Cumberland 4
EHT ISLANDER CUSlBEHLAKD. n.f\
IU-J —
THE BIQ STORE.
31
The Store of
Quality
WATCH
this space for our
Midsummer
CLEARANCE SALE
It Will Save You Money.
Satisfaction
,  Guaranteed.
11 k CO..
IC
r mnr
AKE  PREPARED TO  SUPPLY
ICE   IN  ANY  QUANTITY   TO
THE TRADE AND PUBLIC.
NOT LESS THAN 25o WORtiH SUPPLIED. To Ensure Delivery
the same day orders must not be later tban 11a.m.
\
Ci
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICK is HKitmiv divas that lln-
leanrve t.Matug by ninmin oi a
in,nro publiahuii in tin' lirititjli Columbia (iiii'.utto nf the 87th, dtiy ol Daoum-
her, 1U07, ovor lauds siiUAtecl on the
Kinl ^ile uf Texiidn Uliuu), lying to the
smith of Lot Nn. L'ti, formerly covered
hy Timber l.ieunao No. 13450, which
expired ou the 7th day of May, 1908,
is cancelled, and that rhe said landa vill
be Open for location under lho provision* of the "Lund Act," sfterwiidnlglit
on June lfiib. l'.tJI-
HollKItT  A.   UlISWIl'K,
Deputy Milliliter of Lauds-
Lsndi Department,
VioUirla, B. 0.
Oth. March. 1911.
mt
tie " mm
$1.50
a Year
W^w^WNWwv^^w^v^^^ywwwv^^w^a
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Good
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
MSMMA*AMMAW«MAMM^AMV>MWM
NOTICE ia hereby given that at the
u, it meeting of the Board of License
Cumtniaaionera of the City of Cumber,
land, I intend to apply for a renewal nf
the hotel licenae held by me fnr the
Cumberland Motel, situated on lot 1.
block o, Cumberland Townsite.
WILLIAM MERRIFIELD.
Dated this 15th day of May 1911.
mmm
se^e&i
Union Load* No   11   I, 0  0, F
Meeta ever) Friday evening a- 7 . pli clt
in 1. 0. 0. F, Hall    Viaiting brelhon
welcume
Jas E. Aston, Skukbtahv
<
©0k
ER STORE
PUBLIC HIGHWAYS.
Pronincr or Kiutish Colombia,
NOTICE is horyby given tlmt all Piib
^lie JIi^hwHy.1 in uiicri>aiiiiit)d <U'.-
triotfl, and all M-uu Trunk ll-.mla iu >r
£*Hiiized District aro sixty-six foot wide
and have a width of thirty tliroo font mi
each aido of tlis mean straight ci.ntu<
line of tlio travelled <oad.
THOMAS TAYLOR,
Minister of PubliO Wulka
Department of l'ublic Wwrks,
Victoria, B. 0,, July 7th, 1911.
jyl63m
OOK
OUT!
For our Great
ANNUAL    SALE
For Pay-Day and Week
Following.
^«l^<"*^\^^^^** ^A^irs^u^^v *t\ rt
J. N. McLEOD
Si
r.
swe
The
Olili'
l'l
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
R     HORNAL
Proprietor
All kinds of Muling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attonded to
C. H. TARBELL
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint. Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
etc.
AGENTS   FOR:
The  McClary  Manufactuing  Co.
Sherwin-Wiliiams Paints
p
. _-_x_i_z_7;.::-_-'__z__--____t-_\ mem
I
Age
?
Still Drudging Along:
What is life going tomean to you ? 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.
The International Correspondence Schools
_td.je__
.   .   NANAIMO   REALTY   COMPANY    .
Fredericton Sub-Division, Edmonton
Some of the leading business gentlemen of this city are putting this sub-division on the market, and a lot bought on lhis
valuable property cannot help but net you a handsome profit
in a short time on a very small amount of capital. This property is situated on Alberta Ave., adjoining tie city limits. It
is intersected by the St. Albert road, making access to city easy
^Coct ^Tc^farfane, manager.
To give you an example of the rapid increase in valueqfthis propsrty, we
nml Iml sun llml Frcdt'riclou li'tts bought in November last, and resold n few
mouths later al otter double the purchase, pritv.
f'ttn you a/ford to miss this opportunity to invest a small amount o; capital in
this sub-division!
-olson Alberta Afemteare 50 s 125, tiie otliers50 x 140.
Prices range, from 8100 to $400, terms l-S cash, balance 0, 12,6 18 moths.
Agents for Columbia Fire Insurance Company
BOX
783.
§xtm£>extanb, $8.
____EA-nmm-W33£*A_-r^
■"■ THE ISLANDBB. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
USEFUL AROUND THE FARM H
"Kucloso.l please find one dollar for
Which please send me two large 50c.
bottles of Nerviline. It is a remedy
that 1 do uot care to be without, lt is
especially good around tho farm for
mau or beast. Tbo worst neuralgia it
eures at once, for a cold, .sore throat
or chest affection, nothing is better
tban Nerviline.
(Siguod) " Richard HanUyn,
"French Kiver. but."
' Gat KerviUne to dav. Sold bv ull
dealers, in 25c and 50c bottlos,
WHERE THEY MET
Two friends, Martin and Stolios, arrived during agricultural show week
at lln- IMiie Lion Hotel in a certain
town in tbo North of England, und
found ah tbe available space occupied
by visitors. The genial host, knowing
the two geutlomou woll, gavo them his
own bodrooui, ou thoir consenting to
occupy it  togothor.
The following morning Martin complained of having passed a very bad
night, occaslonod by Stokes suoring bo
terribly.    Knowing his own .tailing, tbo
latter derided to sleep al   another hotel
near   by.   so   as   not   to   ai j   Maitin,
Who was in poor health.
Stokos, returning to the Blue Lion
next day, mel his friend at breakfast,
uud said:—
"Well, I did not keep you from sleeping hist night."
"No." ropllod Martin, "you did not.
For 1 went tO nnother hotel. But il
mun in the next room to mo snored eveu
worse,  aud   the   partitions  being  wood,
I passed a dreadful night."
To their mutual surprise, on comparing notes they found both had gone to
the same hotel—Stokes sleeping iu No.
II and Martin in No. 1- room—their
bedroom at the Blue Lion remaining
unoccupied.
(.'undies burn better and more slowly
if they have been Htored in a dry place
nix or seven weeks before thoy are used.
When tilling an oil lump, try placing
in the reservoir a small piece of camphor. It will greatly improve the light
und make tbe flume dearer.
Dipping keys in oil occasionally will
keep locks in order. All hinges must
be touched witb an oiled feather now
and then to save the annoyance of
creaking doors.
DODDS '')
f KID NEY
k PILLS-
Every Woman
PlARva Whirling Spraj
I lie nrw Vaginal Syrifig*.    Hell
■■'    tenltM,   It cleanse*
.tantly.      Alk youi
I ilfuggiit tr»i\    ,
If he -anr.f.tMipr'!y tht
MAHypLaecopt--   -
Ul! wihIm imp lor
book-   --il'   I    11 .'
ulars ari'l direction
WINDSOR SUPPLY CO.
Wiarisor, Out.
Chilliwack,* British   Columbia
The Garden of B.C., in Uie famous Fraser
Vtliey, finest farming and fruit 1am] in the
world. Irrigation unknown. H.C. Electric Ry,
from Vancouver; O.K.B. transcontinental and
Gt. Northern building. (Jhilliwitck a modern
•ity—waterworks, eleotrio iiu-lit, etc. Green
trass lhe year round. The Prairie Man"
Paradise—no   frost,   no   four   mouth's  snow.
Write II. T. Goodland, Secy. Board of
Trade. Ohilliiva.lt. for ull Information, book
lets, maps, ete,—THEN COME.
"It is said that impetuous people
have black  eyes."
" Vos, aud if they don't have tbem.
tbey are apt to get tbem.*'
Gabber—"You might to meet Smith.
Awfully clever imitator. He can take
Off  anybody."
Tottie   (wearily)—3    wish    he    were
Has a Corn Any Roots?
Judging by thc pain they cauBe they
have roots, branches and stems. Easily
cured, however, if you apply Putnam's
Tainless Corn Extractor, Always safe,
always prompt, and invariably satisfactory. Forty years of success stands behind Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor.
Sold by druggists, price 25c,
TO AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS
Our large Illustrated catalogue is now
ready for mailing, 'I'he catalogue contafus
over 500 linlMono engravings and two handsome pliotographB, nne in Sepia Tone, and the
other in black nnd white. This catalogue is
the mosl up to-dato in photographic supplies.
and the goads are listed nl prices that cannot
he bosten
Send io reins in stamps, for mailing, and
we will  mail  you  the  catalogue,  and one ex
poMin   meter free
Amateur developing and finishing at reasonable prices, Pilmi developed, 10 cents
per roll, nnv  site.
We slock the ANSCO and lhe ENSIGN
films I., lit any nini.-ni.
Tiio LargOSt Mall Order House ln Thc
Photographic  Supply  Trade
MANITOBA   PHOTO   SUPPLY   CO.
3G&U   Portage  Ave.,   Wlunlpog
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Jfour  local   news) tt
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EIGHTEEN YEARS THE STANDARD
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Cut out cathartics ud Mrnttvi
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Small Pill. Small Dm, Snwll Price
I  Genuine mu.iba, Siguature
"I reai! vosterdny tlmt Colonel IV
mulo oi' tin- insnrroctoa wns shot in
the back."
"1 wus afraid tbat would happou to
lilm,      I    lead   a   state nt    in   a   now-
paper the other duv whieh said: 'Col
one! Tamalo bael( to the trout.' »'
Dean Stanloj used to toll this Btory
with relislii
Ho BOHl   a  note io n slinrtnaki'i' ubout
n pair of shoes that koro being mado for
him, and tlic writing was so Imd that
the shoemaker couldn't make it out.
Su ho roturnod tho note to the doan
witli a noli- of his own, saving thut ho
was "unaccustomed to the elurograpliy
of thi' Ltigkor classes," and asked for
a translntlou.
in telling the story, the ilenii said lie
did not propose to lie held responsible
for tko handwriting of the entire British aristocracy.
Admiral Kimborly was in Isli^, Lieutenant Kimborly nnd the executive officer of tlio Hartford, in which Admiral Farragut ran the enemy's butteries at Grand Gulf, on the Mississippi
Kiver under a terrible lire, wliich disabled a part of his lleet.
Lieutenant Eaton of the S'ignal Corps
of the army had just beforo this been
ordered aboard the Hartford, that communication between tho tleet and army
might   be curried  on.
When the ship drew up under (ire and
her own batteries got to work. Lieutenant Kimborly on the gun-dock
fought the ship, while Admiral Farragut wnlhed one side of the quarterdeck, and the captain of the ship the
other, and poor Katon mado himsolf as
smnll as possible at the extreme stern,
and wished tho war were ovor.
Hut the captain, one of the old
Bchool, looking down on thc gun-deck
us he finished one of his quarter-deck
perambulations, suw, to his horror, that
a sailor, one of the fighting gun's
crews, panic-stricken for the moment,
had deserted his gnu, und wos leaning
helplessly against the mast. ".Mr. Kim-
berlyl Mr. Kimborly!" exclaimed the
captain in a high pitched voice which
penetrated above the roar of the artillery, "pray, what is that person doing there.'''
And he pointed a terrible linger ut
the sailor. No sooner did Kimborly's
eyes light on the object of the captain's inquiry than he sprang furiously
on the nmn, seized him by the collar,
and rushed hint with a violent shake to
his   proper   position   at   the  gun.
Thon, turning and faring the quarter
deck, he touched his eup with ull poD
silde ceremony and  reported:
"Sir. thi' person you allude to has
returned to duty."
When the conductor came to collect
the young lady's fare she discovered
that she had left her pockotbook at
the olllce wliere she works us stenographer.
It is a predicament not uncommon
with oity dwellers, but the rest ol the
story, as told, takes a new and agreeable turn.
" Why. I am afraid I hn von't any
money with me,'* she said, looking very
much   ciiilmrrusscd.
The conductor said nothing, lint stood
there and waited,
I guess I'll have to get oil*," said
the  girl.
"I have left mv pockotbook at the
ofiice."
"Mere,   lady.''   said   a   boyish   voice,
coming from ucross the aisle.
"I've got a nickel I'll lend you."
She looked at the bov and took the
nickel.
"Thank, you," she suid. "I'll pay
you back if you'll give me your name."
"Don't worry ubout that," he replied. J 'in the kid you give the half a
dollar to las' Christmas when you seen
me soil in' pupers down by the fc'avoy.
J ain't forgot you. I'm selliu' papers
there yet."
Sii.- smiled at him when ho left the
car, nud he was ubout the proudest boy
in the town,
Ut a mistaken philanthropist, Jerruldl
snid he was "so benevolent, so merciful ;l man—he wuuld have held au umbrella   over   u   duch   In   a   shower   ofj
rain."
Hefore dinner, nl the house of a rich
baukorj In Floroueo, Colonel (afterward
the Karl of; Diindus had said some
ihurp things ubout the erudition of
Amorlcan b,
Notwithstanding this rudeness, it, fell
lo his lot to take Mine, liuuupuiie
(Botsy  J'attersonj   iu  lo  table.  Mo im
pertinently askod Mute.  Bonaparte If
she had 'read liasil Mall's book un
America, in which he pronounced all
Americans vulgarians,
"Ves, Colonel Luudus," bho answer
ed, "but it ilid not surprise me iu tho
least. Jf niv compatriots were descend
oil from the Italians ur Spanish, any
displny (if Inw breed ing might astonish
mo, but being tho direct descendants
of Knglish men, it is natural enough
that they should be vulgarians."
The real origin uf the greatest fake
hero story ever told has come to light
in a scrap-book owned by au old resident of Washington, A group of revolutionary heroes were standing before
au uld bar iu Washington, uud from
tho lips of each there fell wondrous
stories of what he had dono in the
shook of battle or the frenzy of the
charge. Finally one old follow with
long,  white  whiskers   remarked:
" I wus personally acquainted with
Oeorge Washington.* I was lying behind the breastworks uue duy, pumping
lead into the Britishers, wheu 1 heard
the patter of a horse's hoofs behind inc.
Then came a voice:
"Mi, there, you with the deadly aim!
Look here a moment!"
I looked around uud saluted, recognising (lenerul Washingtou, ami lie said:
*' ' What's yuur name?'
" ' tloognn,' 1 suid.
" ' Vuur first name?'
" 'Put, sir—Fut Hoogan.'
" • Well. Pat,1 he said, 'go home.
You're killing too many men.
" ' I think I M bettor got a few more,
Geuoral,' 1 said, kind of apologotie.
'' 'S*>.' ho said, 'you've killed too
tunny. It 's slaughter. And. Pat, don't
call me General; call  mo Oeorge.'"
The Horseman
At the Palatine, ill., track the Chicago leinsmnn, Churlie Moan, has u
half brother to .loe Patchen N„ from
which great things ure expected, This
horse is called Kiupire Direct and is bv
the unbeaten Direct Mul, 2.04 VI, anil
out of Bessie Bonehill. Recently ovor
the Palatine truck Empiro Direct paced
the last quarter uf a work-out mile in
30 seconds und gave every indication
of being a real good pacer. Dean is
confident that he cun givo this one a
record of 8.06 this season if occasion
demands it, and as doe i'atchen 11. is
looked upon as a sure 2,05 paeer it
would bo illustrious, indeed, if two nf
the produce of Bessie Bonehill should
enter the tUlfi list in, comparatively
speaking, the first year of racing.
due Patchen II. wus ruced a little in
thc fall of 1909, but not in earnest, ns
ho escaped without a record, something
he could hardly have done had lie been
"levelled" iu his races. That is uuw
a matter uf history, however, and only
serves as a means of showing just what
TRIED AT LAST WHEN
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"After recovering from an attack of
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a pain in my back. I suffered for
nearly throe years and it kept growing
worse all the time. I was attended by
all the doctors around but got no relief,
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"One day I told my wife to go and
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Dodd's Kidney Pills cure where all
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a good horse may have to go through in
a life time, a part of which is spent on
race trucks.
Last full after beiug in the stud all
season .loe Patchen IT. was started
once and that was ut Dufferin Park,
when he took a record of 8.17%, which
was then considered phenomenal, but
in the liglit of subsequent racing when
Fnrioso paced in 8,14% un the same
track, the performance of Joe Patchen
II. duos nut stand uut so prominent,
Thero will be several curly meetings
boforo the Blue Ribbon meeting Rt Detroit. Indianapolis opens the Beason
uud then the campaigners go to Kalamazoo and Grand Rapid S, so the public
will havo a good line un the capabilities of ihe different Ohamber of Commerce candidates before the hurses get
tu Detroit.
Por years the loading turf writers
havo been pointing out to the different
associations that promote harness horse
riices the desirability uf employing none
bui thoroughly competent men tu pre
side at thoir race meetings, but few
of tho promoters seem to think that it
mnkos much difference whether competent or incompetent men ure engaged,
aud iu view of what transpired at Chatham, when the ollicials iu the judges'
stand gave a demonstration of thoir unfitness for the positions they were attempting to fill, it wuuld appear thnt
the National and Amerii'uu Trotting
Associations should take it upon thom
selves to supply a presiding judge fnr
euch race meeting conducted by a member of thoir association.
Secretaries, us tt rule, pay very little
attention to tho selection or ollicials for
their meetings, the majority of thom
being satisfied if the pool and booking
privileges are sold for a good figure
and their carelessness in this direction
is a fatal mistake, for nu matter how
good the racing may bo, or liuw many
horsos tako part, if tho deliberations uf
tlio officials in the stand do not conform with the rules of racing as laid
down by the parent associations, the
confidence of the horsemen, and also of
tho public, is shaken.
Thore is no disguising the fact that
harness horse racing is not as popular
with the people iu general as it should
be. and many of those in control seem
to be satisfied toJet things drift along
in the old wny, instead of mnking an
effort to keep up to the standard of
other sports that havo gained in popularity while harness horso racing has
mnde but little headway.
WOES OF THE POET
An editor was sitting iu his offlco one
day when n mun entered whose brow
was clothed with thunder. Fiercely
seizing a chair, he slammed his hat un
the table, hurled his umbrella on the
floor, and snt down.
"Are vou the editor?" he usked.
"Vos."
"Cun you rend writing?*'
"Of course."
"Rond that, then," he said, thrust
ing nt the editor nu envelope with an
inscription  on  it.
• •H /' suid  th,. editor, trying to
spell it.
"That's uot a 'PC; it's au rS,' "
said the mnu.
" 'S\> Oh, yes. I see. Well, it looks
like 'Solos for Dinner.' or 'Souls for
Sinners." '' said  the editor.
"Xo. sir," replied the inuii; "nothing of the suit. That's my name-
Samuel Primer. 1 knew you couldn't
read. I culled tn see about that poem
nf mine yuu printed the other day entitled  "The  Suivease of Sorrow.'"
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"1 don't remember it," said the
editor.
"Of course you don't, because it
went into the paper under the villainous
title of 'Smeacuse Tomorrow.' "
"A blunder of tho compositor, I suppose. ''
"Yes, sir; ami that is what I am hero
to seo you about. The way in which
that poem was mutilated was simply
scandalous, 1 haven't slept a night
since, lt exposed mo to dorision. People think me a fool. (The editor coughed.) l.ot me show you. This first Hue,
when I wrote it. read in this wny: 'Lying by a weeping willow, underneath a
gentle slope.' That is beautiful and
pootlo, Now, how did yuur vile sheet
represent it to the public;', 'Lying to
u weeping widow, I induced hor to
tdope.' ' Weeping widow,' mind vou!
A widow! O thunder and lightning!
This is too mueh!"
"It's hnrd, sit—verv hard," said tho
editor.
"Then take the fifth verse. In the
oiiginul manuscript it saitl, plain as
daylight, 'Take away the jingling
moneyi it is only glittering dross!' lu
its joint od form you make mo say.
'Tnko away the tingling honey; put
some Hies iu for the boss.' My Oeorge!
I feel like ul tacking somebody with
your lire shovel! Hut. oh, look at the
sixth verse. I wrote, ' 1 'm weary of
the tossing of the ocean as it heaves.'
When I opened your paper and suw Ihe
linos transformed into 'I 'm wearing nut
my trousers till they nre upon ut the
knees,' I thought tlmt. was taking it
an inch too fur. 1 fancy 1 have a right
tn murder that compositor. Where is
he?"
"Ho is out just now," suid the editor.   "Come in tomorrow,"
"I will," snid the poet, "and 1 will
come armed."
CAN A DOG COUNT?
If this question menus, "Can Gl dog
distinguish three things from four
things?" it must undoubtedly bo answered in the affirmative, as the experiments of Zoliouy in Ifussiu clearly
shnw this to bo tho case. It is quite
possible, however, to muke this distinction without counting at all in the
ordinary sense of tho word. Human
beings do it habitually for small numbers, nnd some havo boon able to accomplish the feat iu the case of quite
lurge groups. Jf we soo three or four
dots on paper, wo know the number
at once without counting at ull; if a
clock strikes nne of tho "wee sma' "
hours, the number is similarly recng-
ni'/ed without counting. If the group
of dots wero larger—say ten or twelve
—or if the hour were nenr noon, must
of us would hnve to count, but persons
have been know tn toll the number nf
sheep on a hillside up to forty or fifty
without enumeration, It. is in some
such way as this, doubtless, that a dog
appreheuds numbers.
LAMPERN SEASON ON THAMES
It is the lampem season at Mump ton
Court, London, Kngland, and for a fortnight— it lust no longer than that—
mon go down to tho rivor at night to
catch the beast fnr wliich they have
laid traps by day.
It is a succulent beast, gnod to eat.
fried or boiled, bnt rather rich for de
licate stomachs which uro turned Jiy
tno much fat.
Hut what is a lamperu. Certainly
it is neither lisli, fowl, nor good red
herring, Some people would describe
it as au eel. but then some people say
many foolish things. An eel has tooth,
ns strong as a rattrap. A lampern has
no teeth at all. An eel has a Well-developed backbone. A lampem has not
so much backbone as a neurotic pool.
It has just a bit of gristle, whieh may
be pulled out, when it is served op on
your plate, like a piece of string. A
lumper  has a  month  which  will cling
Corns cause much suffering, but Uol
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"If a num lolls you ho has caught
a lampem ou u honk," said a mnn nt
.Molesey Luck, who hns caught and
oaten hundreds of them, "he Is a
liur."
RAILWAY PROGRESS
Tho year HMtl was Canada's record
year, both iu traffic enriiings ami mileage nf lines coiistrnolod. The railway
mileage of the Dominion, 24,731. is
greater per head of population than
that of any (dher country, while uo less
than 4,600 miles additional wore, at
the end of 11MU, under oniistruotimi ur
contrnct.
Within two years two Canadian
transcontinental lines will bo completed
in addition to the Canadian Pacific
Railway. The Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway main lino nf 3,500 miles is
being rushed tn completion, while1 the
Canadian Ouverniiient's guarantee of
the bonds of a tliousnnd-inile link of
the Ciuiudinn Northern Railway, from
Ottawa to the head of Lako Superior,
funning uu alliance with the Intercolonial Railway, will enable that line
to more speedily complete its acrnss-
eontiuent system tu tho Paolflc.
Tlio construction of u line to reach
Hudson Mny is also assured for tho
neur future, with u view to opening
up a new ami shorter route for the
Canadian West to Croat Britain and
Kurope. Tenders for the first 120 miles
huve been called for.
The totul earnings of the Canadian
railways fur 1010 reached $173,956,^17;
operating erponses, $120,405^140,
Canada has aided its railways to the
extent nf ^lllil.lST.lL'L'. und hus expend
od ou canals $t;.(i,:i2K.n.r)S. a grand total
of $565,610,880.
WHERE CANADA RANKS
Canada ranks third in railway mile
age increase during the past fifty years.
Canada ranks third among the world
nations in rutin of trade population.
Canada ranks third among the silver
producing countries nf the world.
Canada ranks1'eighth in the list of
gold mining countries.
Canada stands eighth in world's pig
iron production.
Canada stands eighth in world's steel
production,
Canada stands ninth in world's iron
ore production.
Canada stands tenth iu world's steel
touuuge.
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The Thing's the Play
Being acquainted with a newspaper
reporter wlio had u couple of freo passes, 1 gut to see the performance a fow
nights ago at one of tho popular vaudeville houses.
One of the numboVs was n violin solo
by a striking-looking mau nut mueh
pant forty, but with very gray, thick
hair. Not being uffiictud with'a tuste.
tor music, 1 let tlio system of noisos
drift past my ears while I regarded thi
man.
"Thore was a story ubout. that chap u
month or two ago," said the reporter.
"Thoy gavo me the assignment. It was
to run a column and was to ho un tin
extremely light and joking order. The
old man seems to liko the tunny touch
I give to local happenings. Oli, yrs. I'm
working on a farce comedy now, \\,\\,
I went down to the house ,-iud got all
the details] but 1 certainly fell duwu on
that job, I went buck and turned in
a nomic write up of an eust side ftiuerul
Instead, Why. Oh, I couldn't seem to
get hold uf It with my funny hooks,
somehow. Maybe you could muke a
one-act tragedy out of it for a curtain-
Miser.    I'll give you the details."
After the performance my friend, the
reporter, recited to me the facts over
iho Wur/.burger,
"I see no reason," suid 1, when he
had concluded, "why that shouldn't
make a rattling funny story, Those
tbree people couldn't have acted in a
mure absurd and preposterous manner ifl
they hud been real actors in a real
theatre. I 'ra really afraid that all
the stage is a world, anyhow, and all
the players merely men and womon.
"Pho thing's the play,' Is the way 1
quote Air. Shakespeare.''
"Try it," suid the reporter.
"1 will," said I; and I did, to show
bim how he could have made n humorous column out of it fur his paper.
There stands a houso near Abingdon
Square, On the ground tloor there has
beon for twenty-five years a little store
where toys and notions and stationery
are roUI.
One night twenty years ago there was
a wedding in tho rooms above tho store.
Tho Widow Mayo owned the house aud
store. Uer daughter Helen was married
te .Frank Harry. John Delauey was best
man. Helen was eighteen, nud lier picture had been printed in a morning paper next to the headlines of a "Wholesale Female Murderess" story from
Ditto, Mont, But after your eye and
intelligence had rejected tho connection,
yon seized your magnifying glnss and
read beneath the portrait her description as one of a series nf prominent
Beauties and Belles of the lower east
side.
Prank Barry and John Delauey were
"prominent " young beaux of the same
side, ami bosom friends, whom you expected to turn upon each other every
time tho curtain wont up. One whu pays
hia money for orchestra seats and He-
tion expects this. That is the first funny idea thut has turned up in the story
yet. Both hud made a groat race for
Helen's hand. When Frank won, John
shook his hand aud congratulated him
—honestly, he did.
After the ceremony Helen ruu upstairs to put on her hat. She wus getting married in a traveling dress. Sho
and Frank wero goiug to Old Point
Comfort for a week. Downstairs tho
usual horde of gibbering cave-dwellers
wore waiting with thoir hands full of
old Congress gaiters and papers bags
of hominy.
Then thoro wus a rattle of the fire
urn-Ape, and into hor room jumps tho
mad and infatuated John Delauey, with
a dump curl drooping upon his forehead, and made violent and reprehensible love to his lost one, entreating her
to flee or fly with hiin to tho Kiviera,
or thc Bronx, or any old place whoro
thore are Italian skios and dolce far
niente.
It would havo carried Blanoy off his
foet to see Helen repulse him. With
blazing and scornful eyes she fairly
withered him by demanding whatever
ho meant by speaking tu respectable
peoplo that way.
In a few moments she had him going,
The manliness tbat hud possessed him
departed. He bowed low, and said
something about "irresistible impulse'
Md "forever carry in his heart the
memory of"—uud she suggegsted thut
ho catch tho first fire-escape going down.
"I will away," suid Johu Delauey,
"to the furthermost parts of the earth.
1 cannot remain near you and know
that you aro another's. 1 will to Africa,
aud there amid other scones strive to
for—"
"Por goodness* sake, get out," said
Helen,    "Homebody   might  come  in."
He knelt upon one knee, nud she ex
teaded   him   one  whito   hund   that   ho
might give it a farewell kiss.
(lirls. wuh this choice boon of the
great little god Cupid ever vouchsafed
you—to have the follow you want hard
and fust, und have the ono you don't
want cuiuu with a damp curl un his
forehead und kneel to VOU aud babble
of Africa and love which, in spito of
everything, shall forever bloom, un am*
aranth, in his heart? To kuow your
power, and to feel tho sweet security
of your own happy stnte; to send tho
unlucky une, brokenhearted, to foreign
climos, while you congratulate yourself
as ho presses* his last kiss upon your
knuckles, that your nails are well manicured—say, girls, it's gnlluptious—■
don't over let it get by you.
And then, of course—bow did you
guess itt—tho door oponed and in stalked tho bridegroom, jealous of slow-tying
bonnet strings,
Tho farewell kiss wuh imprinted upon
Helen's hand, nnd out of the window
and down the fire-escape sprang John
Delauey, Africn bound.
A littlo slow music, if you please-
faint violin, just n breath in the clarinet and a touch of the 'cello. Imagine
tho scene. Frank, whito-hot, with tho
try of a man wounded to death bursting
from him, Helen, rushing and clinging
to him, trying to explain. Ho catches
bor wrists aud tears thom from bis
shoulders—once, twice, thrice ho sways
hor this way nml that—tho stage manager will show you how—und throws hor
from him to tho floor a huddled, crushed,
moaning thing. No vor, ho cries, will bo
look upon her face again, and rushes
from tho houso through tho staring
groups of astonished guests.
And, now, becauso it is tho Thing instead of the Play, the audionce must
stroll out into the real lobby uf the
world aud marry, die, grow gray, rich,
poor, happy or sad during the intermission of twenty years which must pre-
do tho rising of the curtain agaiu.
Mrs. Barry inherited tho shop und
the house. At thirty-eight she could
have bested many au eighteen-year-old
at a beauty show on points ami general
results, Only a few peoplo remembered
her wedding comedy, but sho made of it
uo secret. She did not pack it in lavender or moth balls, nor did she sell it
to a magazine.
Ouu day a middle agod, nionoy-makinn
lawyer, who bought his legal cap und
ink of her, asked her across tho counter to marry him.
"I'm roully much obliged to you,"
said Helen, cheerfully, "but I married
another man twenty years ago. He was
more a gousu than a man, but I think
1 love him yet. I huve never seeu him
since about halt' au hour after tho eoru-
•motiy. Was it copying ink thut you
wanted or just writing fluid?"
Tho lawyer bnwod uver the counter
with old time grace nnd left a respectful kiss ou the baek of her hand. Helen
sighed. Parting salutes, however ro
innatic, may be overdone. Here she was
it thirty eight, beautiful and admired
and all that she seemed to huve got
from her lovers were reproaches aud
adieus, Worse still, in tho last one sho
had lost a customer, too.
Business languished, and she hung
out a Room to Lot card. Two largo
moras on the third floor were prepared
for desirable tenants. Roombrs came,
and wont regretfully, for the house of
Mrs, Harry was the abode of neatness,
comfort and taste.
Ono day came Rumonti, the violinist,
and engaged tho front room above. The
discord uud clatter uptown offended his
nice ear; so a friend had sent him to
this oasis in the desert of noise.
Hamonti, with his still youthful face,
his dark eyebrows, his short, pointed,
foreign beard, liis distinguished head
of grey hair, and his artist's temperament—revealed ia his light, guy and
sympathetic manner—was a welcome
tenant iu the old house near Abingdon
Square.
Helen lived on tho floor above the
store. Tho architecture of it was singular nnd quaint. The hall was large and
almost square. Dp one side of it, and
then across the end of it ascended an
Opou stairway to the floor above. This
hall space she had furnished as a sitting-room ami olliee combined. Thero
she kept her desk aud wrote her business letters; and there sho sat of evenings by a warm lire and a bright red
light and sewed or read. Kamonti
found the atmosphere so agreeable that
he spent much time there, describing to
Mrs. Barry the wonders of Paris, where
he had studied with a particularly notorious and noisy tiddler.
Next comes lodger Xo. 2, a handsome,
meluncholly man in the early 40's, with
u brown, mysterious beard, uud
Strangely pleading, haunting eyes. He,
too, found the society of Helen a desirable thing. With the eyes of Romeo
and Othello's tongue, he charmed her
with tales of distant climes aud woood
her by respectful innuendo.
From the first Helen felt a marvelous
aud compelling thrill in the presence of
this man. Her voice somehow took her
back to tho days of her youth's romance. This feeling grew, aud she gave
way to it, and it led her to an instinctive belief thut he had beeu a factor
in that romance. And theu with a woman's reasoning (oh, yes, they do,
sometimes) she leaped over common syllogisms and theory, and logic, and was
sure that hor husband had come back
to her. For sho saw in his eyos lovo,
which no woman can mistake, and a
thousand tons of regret aud remorse,
which aroused pity, which is perilously
near to lovo requited, which is the sine
qua non in tho house that Jack built.
But she made no sign. A husband
who stops around the corner for twenty
years and'then drops iu again should
uot expect to find his slippers laid out
too conveniently near nor a match
ready lighted for his cigar. There must
be expiation, explanation, aud possibly
execration. A little purgatory, aud
then, maybe, if ho were properly humble, he might bo trusted with a harp
and crown. Aud so she mado uu sign
that she knew or suspected.
Aud my friend, the reporter, could see
nothing funny in this! Sent out uu nu
assignment to write up a roaring, hilarious, brilliant joshing story of—but I
will not knock a brother—let us go on
with the story,
One evening Rnmonti stopped In
Helen 's hnlloffieerocoption room and
told his love with the tenderness aad
ardor of the ou raptured artist, His
words woro a bright flame of the divine life that glows iu the heart of a
man who is a dreamer and a doer combined.
" But before you give mu an answer," ho went on, before she eould accuse him of suddenness, "1 must tell
you that 'Knmonti' is the ouly name
I havo to offor you. My manager gave
mo thut. 1 do not kuow who-1 am ur
whero I camo from. My flrst recollection is of opening my eyes in a hospital.
I was a young mun, and 1 hnd been
thero for weeks. My llfo before that is
a blank to mo. Thoy told mo I was
found lying in tho stroet with a wound
on my head and was brought thero in
an ambulanco. They thought I must
huvo fallou and struck my hood on tho
stones, Thoro was nothing to show who
I was. I havo novor beon able to ro-
momber. Aftor I wns discharged from
tho hospital, I took up tho violin, I havo
had success, Mrs. Barry—I do not
know your name except that—I lovo
you; the first time I saw you I realized
you were the one woman in tho world
for me—and"—oh, a lot of stuff liko
that.
Helen felt young again. First a
wave of prido und a sweet littlo thrill
of vanity went nil over her; and then
she looked Rnmonti in the eyes, and a
tremendous throb wont through hor
heart. Sho hadn't expected that throb,
It took her bv surprise. The musician
hnd become a big factor in hor life, and
sho hadn't been aware of it.
"Mr, Rumonti," she said sorrowfully
(this was not on tho stago, remember;
it wus in the old home near Abingdon,
Square), "I'm awfully sorry, but I'm
a married woman."
And then she told htm tho sad story
of her life, as a heroine must do, sooner
or later, either to u theatrical manager
or tu a reporter.
Kamonti took her hand, bowOd low
and kissed it, and went up to his room.
Helen sat down and lookod mournfully at her hand. Well sho might.
Three suitors hud kissed it, mounted
their red roan steeds and ridden away.
In an hour entered the mysterious
trangor with thu haunting eyes. Helen
was in the willow rocker, knitting a use
less thing in cottonwool, He ricocheted from the stairs aud stopped for a
chat, Sitting across tho table from hor,
he also poured out his narrative of love.
And thon lie suid: "Helen, do yon not
remember me? I think I have soun it iu
your eyes, say you forgive tho past and
remember the lovo that has lastod for
twenty years? 1 wronged you deeply
—I was afraid to como baek to you—
but my love overpowered my reason,
Can you, will you, forgive me?"
Helen stood up, Tho mysterious
stranger held one of her hands iu a
strong and trembling clasp.
There she stood, and 1 pity the stage
that it has aot acquired a scene like
that ami her emotions to portray.
Kor sho stood with a divided heart.
The fresh, unforgettable, virginal love
for her bridegroom was hers; the treasured, sacred, honored memory of her
first choice filled half hor soul. She
leaned to that pure feeling. Honor and
faith and sweet, abiding romance bound
her to it. But the other half uf her
heart aud soul was filled with something
else—.i later, fuller, nearer influence.
And so the old fought against the new.
And while she hesitated, from the
room above camo the soft, racking, petitionary music of a violin. Tho hag,
music, bewitches some uf the noblest.
Tho daws may pock upon one's sleeve
without injury, but whoever wears his
heart upon his tympaniitm gets it not
far from his neck.
This music and tho  musician  call.
hor, and at her side honor aud the old
lovo held hor back.
"Forgive mo," ho pleaded.
"Twenty years is a long time to re
main away from the one you suy yon
love." she declared, with a purgatorial
touch.
"How could T tell?" he begged. "1
will conceal nothing from you. That
night when he left I followed him. I
was mad with jealousy. Ou a dark
stroet I struck him down. He did not
rise. 1 examined him. His head hud
struck a stone. I did not intend to kit
him. I was mad with lovo and jealousy
l hid near by ami saw an umbnlunn
take lilm away. Although vuu married
him, Helen—-"
"Who Are Vou?" cried the woman
with wldo-opeu eyes, snatching her hand
away.
" Don't you remember me, Helen—
the man who always loved you the best?
t am John Dolaney. If you can forgive "
But sho was gono, leaping, stumbling,
hurrying, flying up tho stairs towards
the music and him who had forgotten,
but who had known her for his in each
of his two existences, and us sho climb
ed up she sobbed, cried and sang:
" Frank! Frank! Frank! "
Three mortals thus juggling with
yoars as though they wero billiard balls,
and my friend the reporter couldn't see
anything funny in it!
LOCAL EUGENICS
It is a recognized fact thut tho pos
si ble range of royal marriages is a
small ono. So long as the spirit of the
times forbids marriage with a common
er, the ordinary play of chance and in
duration cannot concern those exiles
of Amor. But from time to time, not
ably iu the case of Queen Wilhelmina.
to put it no nearer home, a free choice
ami a ilrm stand withiu limits has beeu
taken.
A Parisian journalist, who appears
to be both a student of eugenics and
nf astral types, has observed the eligible princesses of Europe, aud has
coupled with their names those royal
bachelors to whom as yet neither state
policy nor personal inclination has
pointed out a course. The results of
his investigations are given in "The
Bystander," which contains pictures of
the suggested brides. The allium'
indicated as suitable are as follow
The Archduchess Mechtilde Marie of
Austria shows the elements of the Jun
typo—the strength of Jupiter in the
forehead, the full cheeks, and the
strong neck. The small ears aud the
rounded chin are of Venus, the long
noso and the short upper lip of Sa
turn. Prince Oscar of Prussia is of
purely Germanic typo, brave and duti
fui. but possibly vacillating. Princess
Thyra of Denmark is of the Kurth-Mer
cary type, with forehead and mouth of
the former, expression nud chin of the
latter. King Manuel is of the Earth-
Mercury type. Princess Dagmur of
Denmark is of tho Saturn type, shown
by the length of face, the lips, and the
chin. The Crown Prince of Bulgaria
is nf the Saturn Luna type. The long
face and the straight noso provo this
on ono hand; the small eyes, the rathe
full lips, ami thu round chin ou the
other.
Princess Ktizaboth of Roumania's
oyos are characteristic of Diana; the
noso aud forehead are those of Apollo.
Prince Adalbert of Prussia has the
square face and solid chin uf Earth,
the nose, thin lips, ami eyes uf Mor
oury, the cheek-bunes of Luna, Prim
cess Xenia of Montenegro's straight,
noso is that of Saturn, her forehead
that of Earth, hor black eyes are those
of Venus. Thu Archduko Charlos Fran
cis of Austria shows a tendency to impulsiveness, Tho Princess lleliouo of
Sorvia is of tho Pluto-Diana type.
From the one she gets tho brilliant yet
sad expression; from the other tho nose
and oval face. Princo Leopold of Bat-
tenberg is of tho Mercury-Luna type.
His energy, straight nose, und stubborn
chin show the former; the wide nostrils
and high cheek bones tho lattor. Princess Victoria Margaret of Prussia is
of tho typo of Earth, Mars, and Vonus.
Hor broad forehead is of Karth, her
nose of Mars. Princo Arthur of Connaught suggests two types. The upper
part of his fuce, a mystic's; tho lower
part, that of a man cold aud self-willed.
Whether astrul types will supplant
earthly crowns remains to be seen.
If souo has been mado too slat, add
.. few slices of raw potato nnd cook
five minutes lotigor. Thon removo the
potato, wliich will have absorbed much
'of  tho  salt.
The Indian Borrower
By "Bahadur"
It is tho easiest thing in the world
to get into dobt iu India. It is also remarkably ditlicult to got out of it. Per-
hups this is truo of most countries, but
in India tbo facilities for running into
debt are superb. It is not true, however, that overy one in India, from tho
government down to the coolie, is iu
tebt. There uro three hundred millions
of people, and thousands of thom are
not in dobt. Amongst tho latter aro
many Kuropeau and native ollicials,
the money-lenders, tho beggars, the Par-
sees, tho great merchants, tho missionaries, many lawyers, and some native
hiufs. Of Lamb's two races of mankind—tho men who borrow nnd tho
men who lend—the great race js ubi-
ipiitous in India. Debt pervades tho
atmosphere as does the sunlight; it is
endemic, like famine and snakebite.
The agricultural population, number-
ng over two hundred millions, aro neur-
y alt iu dobt. The majority of tho
grout army of clerks—balioos of over)
shade of color—are in debt. All moni-
uls owe money, except an occasional
chuprassio or peon, described by tho
immortal All Balm as "the high-priest
of extortioners, tho roeoivergouornl of
bribes." The muss of the students aud
their relatives are iu debt. Thu myriads
of landless laborers, the most hopeless
class iu India, ure in debt until they
secure their next meal through labor
or famine-relief. The small traders aro
mostly in debt. The artisans cannot
begin or end a job until thoy havo borrowed the wherewithal, and tho creditor
keeps them alive until the job is tin
ished. The money-lender feeds tho cul
tivator until tho next harvest is reaped
The government's 'accountants-general
are the money-lenders' debt-collectors,
paying out to hosts of harassed ollicials
the monthly remnants of their salaries,
The revenue officials make advances,
take rents by instalments, and when
famine threatens to kill off their clients,
generously remit their dues until better days como. The mortgagee waxes
fat everywhere; all the forces of British
law and administration have, until
lately, combined to work on his behalf.
In India money lending is oue of the
first of professions; it is tho unirorsal
witness to the(stability of British rule;
it is the surest testimony to tho pax
Btitannicu. Kvery one wants to lend,
fur every one wants to borrow, It is a
paradox, a phenomenon, u problem. If
the village schoolmaster, earning teu
shillings a month, can save a shilling,
ho dreams of setting himself up as u
money-lender. If an office menial has
hud a good season in tho matter of
bribes, he lends the proceeds ut 200
per coat, or utilizes them to negotiate
a fresh loan. Tho schools and colleges
are full of youths who represent bor
rowed capital; they nre unworked goldmines which are to bring wealth to tho
joint family that starve themselves
while waiting for the rich output of u
government appointment. If the mine
yields no profit, thc disaster withers
thc hopes of half a hundred people, and
the ochoes of their despair roverberato
through a score of villages. Amongst
ull classes the money lender is reeog
nized as a prima necessity of the State,
Sometimes he is execrated as a diseaso,
a cunkerworm, au incubus; more goner
ally ho is accepted as a social require
ment, an economic instrument, a valuable political agent.
The British government in India has
not ignored tho problem. There are regulations intended to check those of its
officials who have a propensity for borrowing, tho landholder is now hampered
tu his efforts to mortgage his fields, the
redemption of mortgages is being facilitated, co-operative credit societies and
agricultural banks are beiug sedulously
fostered, the post-office savings-banks
have been developed, life insurance
through official agency is being encouraged, sound banking facilities are
beiug extended, and tho government has
itself become a generous money-lender
under reasonable conditions. But among
!)ii per cent, of tho people the impulse
to borrow ou any terms is practically
as Btrong as over.
Though borrowing flourishes gaily un
der British rule, it cannot iu fairness
be attributed to any particular form of
administration. Tho ancient laws of
Manu dealt with it; Chundragupta and
Harsha tackled it; the great Akbar fail
oil over it. It is in a sense an outcome
of the fundamental structure of thc
Indian mind, just as gambling (also regulated by tho laws of Munn) undoubtedly is. Writiug at the beginning of
the eighteenth century, the Abbo Dubois said: "It must be borne iu mind
that most Hindus, when they borrow
money, do so with tho lurking hope thut
circumstances will arise, ur that they
will think of some expedient, by which
thoy will be ablo to elude payment.,:
It would be more charitable, nml prob
ably moro correct, to say that tho lu
dian borrower's strongest instinct is to
lot the future take care of itself. It is,
as Lamb pointed out, this primitive in
stinct which every whero marks tho "Infinite superiority" of the great race of
borrowers.
hi thus viewing India as a laud of
borrowers we do not, therefore, dis
parage the government, nor do wo dis
parage tho people. India is an empire
of agriculturists, and credit is everywhere regarded as uu essentia! factor
of agriculture. It is evon argued from
statistics that the indebtedness of Indian cultivators in probably smaller
than thut of Kuropeuns in the same
position. Wo are here concerned not
so much with the economic fact that tho
agricultural population of India is
heavily, almost hopelessly, indebted, as
with tho psychological facts that tho
impulse to borrow should bo so prova
lent amongst all classes, and that tho
responsibility of debt should be so
readily incurred and its torrors so lightly estoeraed. For the lot of the Indian
debtor has never boen an easy one,
judged by Western standards. In India tho bankrupt hns never beon ablo
to fatten at the expense of his creditors
as ho may sometimes do in moro enterprising parts of tho world. Beforo the
days of British rule tho descendants of
a debtor woro responsible for bis debts,
oven into tho fifth or sixth generation,
In those days tho lowest rato of interest
wns IS per cent., and SO or evon 100
per cost, was not uncommon.     There
wore fraudulent dobtors for whom torture alone was tho recognized treat-!
ment, and tho hopelessly insolvent went1
to prison to linger out their lives. Kvou
at the presont duy thero aro remote
native states wero dobtors aro imprisoned ut headquarters, uo provision being
made for their food; the relatives ure
left to supply this as loug as they see
fit. Aud the debtor who was amenable
to coercion thoro wero various othor
methods of extorting payment; tho best
known of these was tho dharna. By this
procedure the creditor simply seated
himself at the debtor's door, and there
romuiued without tasting food until his
lemands were satisfied; ho n ight even
threaten to mutilate or kill himself if
his money were not forthcoming, A
further refinement was the method of
private arrest, whereby the creditor
could forbid his debtor to eat or diitik
without his permission, the Ct editor being himself bound to fast at the same
time. It' this did not succeed, ench
would sit with a heavy weight on his
hoad, or -tae.I ou one foot, 2* walk
about tilt he wn:> exhausted. Under a
burning sun such methods were generally effectual, and terms were quickly
arranged.
This practice of dharna Is, of course,
similar to the old Irish custom of "fasting upon" u debtor to Ood or man, tho
procedure attributed to St. Patrick in
his endeavor to win over uu unbollovli-g
king of irn'nnd. Tn India it was applied even to defaulting chiefs, norably
the Mahiajah S'indhi i in 1903; au I wo
read of n chief of Kuthiuwnr whoso
debtors hacked themselves in his presence, and dashed oui the brains of
their own womenfolk against his palace
gates.
Officially, dharna is extinct in India.
Macaulay's penal code has made it im
possible in tho old crude forms; but it
survives in many insidious ways for
tho legitimate recovery of debts, to say
nothing of its numerous adaptions to
the purposes of the bogging fraternities,
which might almost bo classified accord
ing to thoir systems of extortion, Tho
law-abiding creditor can often influence
his brotherhood in their dealings with
his debtor; tho trader can make tho
postman do dharna for him by bombarding his client with daily reminders;
the bill-collector can sit for hours daily
in the veraudha or at the gato; overy
trade-guild acts as a "trades protection
association;" the defaulter's joint
family connections are individually and
collectively treated as co-sharers in his
offence; in these and other ways the
screw can be relentlessly applied with
out appeal to the law-courts.
But under British administration a
litigious spirit is growing rapidly and
finding ample scope for exercise, and the
modern dharna will surely follow the
old into extinction. Going to law has
become what dice-throwing was to the
early Hindu or cock-fighting to the
medieval Mughal; under present condi
tions it is one of the few respectable
forms of gambling left open to tho
people. Vet the law has few terrors
for the dobtor; it is even thought that
tho general prosperityy and security
under British rule serve merely to enhance tho borrower's credit and to fn
cilitate his getting into debt. The
money-lenders of today do not need to
fix low rates of interest to attract
clients; in Madras the rate is 9 to 18
pen cent., in Bombay 15 to 55, in the
Control Provinces IS to 25, in Bengal
12 to 75, in Kastern Bengal 24 to 75,
in tho United Provinces 37'/2, and in
Burma 35 to 60. These are official figures, and iu individual cases very much
higher rates are charged.
Clearly people who borrow at theso
rates are either in great straits or they
have little notion of careful money-
dealing. Thc latter is tho moro goner
al explanation; but both causes often
operate together. Yet not always; the
Indian borrower is not necessarily in
serious financial difficulties. Though he
no longer borrows in ordor to divert
suspicion from his buried hoards he
will often borrow not according to his
needs but according to his opportunities.. Sometimes ostentation is tho mo
tive, for thc big borrower is a man of
social status. But on tho wholo an e^sy
indifference to tho future explains the
action of tho greut majority. Thrift
as understood in tho Wost, is a habit
thnt the mass of the Indian people have
still to learn. Of the agricultural classes Sir J. D. Kees, in The Real India,
writes: "When the peasant grasps th
idea of putting a penny by for a rain
less day a groat advance will hav boon
made; but the habit uf .'outlines has
not as yet been weakened." To evolve
the new and hotter habits is tne task
on which the government is engaged
In the meantime, tho new cnnpcrutivi
societies, established with tho help and
OOUntonnneo of government, will lend
money at comparatively low rates, vary
ing from (l'i to 1 S:J'i per cent,, and for
this boon many a struggling worker has
good reason to be thankful.
It need hardly be remarked thnt although the law of Islam forbids ursurv
arid most of tho money lending is in Uw
hands of Hindus, the grent race of bor
rowers recognizes no " impertinent dis
tinctions" between Hindus, Moham
mednns. Sikhs, native Christians, Eurasians nnd Kuropenns. The poor native
Christian is too often tempted to llvo
beyond his means, and tho money-lender may elude tho vigilant oyo of the
missionary. Thc thriftless Eurasian
foils nu easy prey, and the "moan
white" does not escape. Tho Anglo-
Indian, that bird of passage, is in gen
ernl made of sterner stuff; but even he
does not. always cut his coat according
to his cloth. Fortunately tho European
banker is uot a blood-sucker, and is
willing to help thoso of his raco who
in tho early stages of tlieir career have
not grasped the ono great economic
truth that largely determines their lot
in India—that tho Indian rupee, despite
its seductive resemblaneo to the substantial florin, is worth loss in tho
spending than the Knglish shilling.
Incidentally we may note how tho
Indian borrower sometimes faros on
BritlBh soil, where his credit is small
indeed. The recent report of the committee appointed by parliament to deal
with tho subject of distressed Colonial
and Indian subjects shows how ofton
the Indian student is sent to this coun
try with the help of funds advanced
by the uative money deader or by some
pat Wotir association. Many of these
youths, some twelve or thirteen huu-
drod in number, have no conception of
the cost of Knglish living, ami too often
thero is a request for further supplies,
which are uot readily forthcoming. It
is small wonder that, to quote the committee's report, "some of thom havo
beeu driven to pitiable straits in their
efforts to make a living; une of them,
au educated man, au undergraduate,
acted as a showman to a tea company,
and stood in front of the doors as au
advertisement," Ao unforeseen or unsuccessful lawsuit, tho failure of the
monsoon, or other misfortune, followed
by a fruitless appeal to the native
banker, may bring the poor student to
tho verge of destitution. When relief
to him it is often too luto to prevent au auti-Kuglish bitterness thut
bodes ill for the future. To moot
this difficult situation the government
has adopted remedial measures, tho effect of which cannot yet bo estimated;
but it is in India, uot in Britain, that
the most effectual remedy is to be
lound,
The limited uso of money iu the
financial transactions of the Indian poople has an import ant bearing on tho
question of their indebtedness. Thero
are millions to whom mousy as a medium of exchange is still practically
unknown; they do not handle money nt
all. They are paid in kind, thoy pay
iu kind, their few rupees serve as ornaments for their wives and daughters,
aud a gold coin to them would bo a
jewel beyond price. In fact, the sovereign has as yot hardly mado its way
into tho interior of India; "gold coins
represent too great a value for ordinary
Indian transactions." Kven amongst
non-agriculturists credit is largoly the
basis of transaction, and littlo coin is
carried except on a journey. Commercial
bookkeeping has in consequence attained a degree of elaboration unknown iu
the West. Kven tho smallest shopkeeper—nay, tho sweetmeat seller at the
street corner—has to koop dotaield ac
counts. The uncouth characters and
methods of computation employed by
the native merchant uro beyond tbo understanding of most of his customers,
nnd his temptations to fraud aro great.
Here again the government has stepped
iu, and instruction on those points is
now given in many village schools. But
as a rule tho merchant's books can be
mado to provo anything, and evon in a
court of law it is impossible to check
them effectually. Moreover, tho village
money-lender is also the village storekeeper, and his advances aro made
largely in kind; if he offers inferior
cloth or old and dirty seed-grain, wbo
shall suy him nuyf
Vet, after all, as Mr. Vusuf AU soya
in his Life and Labor iu India, "the
money lender's assistance in tbe smooth
running of the wheels of agricultural
economy is most valuable; and if he is
occasionally prone to cheat, it is not
that he is worse than his fellow-villagers, but that ho has more opportunities,
and makes full ipe of thom." To his
credit bo it said, he has in somo cases'
given activo holp to the now co-opora-
tlve societies, and thero is hope in official quarters that he may in time find
it advantageous to deal with village
associations rather than with individuals. Kven the richer classes aro becoming less apathetic towards co-operation, and as new industries arise a
smaller proportion of the population
will bo at the mercy of tho seasons and
of the money-lender who fattens on
famine. The spread of education, the
extension of railways and canals, the
improvement of agriculture, the development of trade and manufactures, the
increasing mobility of labor, the expansion of self-government, tho curtailment of rash expenditure on ceremonial
observances, tho growing popularity of
savings-banks—all of these things point
to a gradual crumbling of the colossal
structure of indebtedness that has so
long oppressed India.
SOUTH SEA TOP-SPINNING
The Murray Islanders, in tho South
Sous, aru given to top-spinning contests that might well excite tho envy
of civilized school-boys anywhere. Top-
spinning is a favorite pastime among
the Murray Island natives, and, moreover, a serious ceremony besides, for
often it is the opening feature of a
funeral   feast.
Thore will be perhaps thirty tops
spinning at the same time. The meu
sing songs, cheering on a tup that
threatens to stop, and shouting when
one is toppled over. Wheu a top is
"dying" great care is taken to shelter
it from the wind in order that its life
may he prolonged a few seconds. Foreigners who haVO timed the tops assert
that they spin for upward of twenty-
five minutes.
The Murray Islander's tops aro made
of a fine-grained volcanic ash, and havo
the shape of a split pea with tlut flat
surface up. The diameter is from four
to six inchos. The stem is u long pencil
of palm wood. The tint surface is decorated, sometimes with common objects painted in colors, sometimes with
legends  symbolically   depicted.
The top is spun by repeated slow,
steady, sliding movements of the outstretched palms. Tu givo a smoother
bearing surface, bits of shell or pieces
of broken crockery or the under surface
uf a cup ur saucer is put beneath tho
top.
Mon of all ages in the Murray Islands engage in the contests. Usually
one section uf tho island is pitted
ngainst another. Top-spinning in these
islands becomes at times a debauch,
tho meu neglecting their work to such
an .extent that it becomes necessary
for the mnmooso, or chief, to order thom
bnck to thoir tasks.
AT THE RACES
At an annual series nf races "for all
-inners" the suu wus blazing down on
i field of hot, excited horses and mon,
all waiting for a tall, ruw-bonod boast
to yield to the importunities of tho
starter and get  into line,
Tho patience of the starter was nearly exhausted, "Bring up that borse!"
lie shouted.   "Bring him up!"
The rider of the refractory beast, a
youthful Irishman, yelled back: "I
can't! This here's boon a cab-horse
and he won't start till ho hoars tho door
shut, an' I ain't got no door!"
If a lurge lump of soda is kopt in
the sink, and the water allowed to run
ovor it, tho pipes will never become
choked   with   grouse. THE ISLANDER, I'l'Mnr.lU.ANl), B.C
S0ME FINE LOTS IN
COURTENAY
On The Road to Union Bay.
O-       LOOK AT THR SIZE AND LOCATION
UNION   HAV   HOAD
13.
12.
11,
10.
fl.
gt
7.
tj.
*
COMOX LOGGING & RAILWAY CO
Courttnisy Opeta liiiuitt   X
Klwiltlt Haiti   X
PRICES
Lot 1, $300    LoU 3 and 4, $250   Lot 5, J325   Lpt 0, 875    Lot 7, #250
Lots 8, 9, 10, 11 nnd 12, $250   Lot 13, j-276
Situate about 300 yards trom Courtenay Opera House.      ALL LOTS CLEARED.    Terms, Third
Cash, Balance, 6, and 12 Months.
G.R.Bates,
EXCLUSIVE
I    ...AGENT..
Confteaay
ZVT   STUD
&TJ±2ST1DJ--1EIJD
KING
&  IREGKISTEIUSro
ARNOLD
3STO-     45712
WILL BE FOR SERVICE DURING THE SEASON
TERMS:-$25TO INSURE, $10 AT TIME OF SERVICE, BALANCE
WHEN MARE IS KNOWN TO BE IN FOAL.
APPLT:  ZD-AJST-   KILPATEICK
F
THE
is sold by
McPhee &
Morrison
 GENERAL    MEKeHANTS ApJ^     f?m
Courtenay      o.VS.
at 40c
This TEA is a Special
Blend and well worthy
of a':trial, so do not fail
to TRY IT.
PUBLIC SERVICE ACT.
THE qualifying examinations fur Third
cl .sb Clerks, Junior Clerk.., and
Stenographers will be held at the following places, commencing on Monday the
3rd July next ■•—Armstrong, Chilliwack,
Cumberland, Golden, Grand Forks.Kam-
lo ps, Ksslo, Kilowna, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Nelson, Nuw Westminster, North
Vancouver, Peachland, Revelstoke,Iti sa-
land, Salmon Arm, Suuimerland, Vancouver, Vernon, and Victoria.
Candidates must be British sulij'ds be
i ween the ages of 21 and 30, if for Third
class Clerks : and between IIS and 21, if
for Junior Clerks or stenographers.
Applications will not be accepted if received later than 15th June next.
Further information, together with application forms, may be obtained from
the undersigned.
P. WALKER,
Registrar, Rithlic Service
Victoria, B. C, 27th, 11)11. ap27
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.
NOTICE is hereby given that tho res
erve existing by reason of a uotice
published in the British Columbia Gaz
ette of 27th December 1907, over a par
eel of land situated on Read Island
known as Lot No. 452 Say ward District,
formerly covered by Timber License No,
36862 which License expired on the 20ih
November 1909 is cancelled, and the
said lands will be opened to location by
pre-emption only at midnight on Friday
15th Ootobei 1911.
ROBT. A. RENWICK.
Deputy Minister of LandB.
Department of Lmds,
Victoria, B. C, Sth July 1911.
jyl63in
Old Newspapers for sale at The
ISLANDER OFFICE. 25c. per
hundred.
A DOLLAR
SPENT AT HOME RKAOTS IS ITS BKKBF1TI
WITH UN0K4SIN0 C1ISUHA1. I'HOKIT. SKKT
OUT OV TOWN ITS I.H'K 18 ENDBD KEPT
WITH THKHOMI NlKIHIIIANTdlTIB A MKS-
BENGKII oFl'OSTIsrol'rt BENEFIT BUS-
INKH8 MIS BHOULD AWAKE TO TIIE I.M
I'UIITAME OF KEE .INU Tills IIOU.AH AT
HOME ASH M \KE A llll) FOR IT BV JI'IH-
Clol'S AIIVHITISINO
Mah Lee
Laundry
P. 0,  BOX 294
Satisfaction
Guaranteed
Near the Saw Mill
NOTICE.
All permits for burning aro cancelled.
No more issued until further notice.
J. W. GliIEVE,
Distiict Kire Warden.
PUBLIO NOTICE
Public nolico is hereby given, that on
Saturday, August 5th. a poll shall be
taken at the City Hall, Cumberland, B C,
for the purp se of obtaining the consent
of the owners of laud to be included
within tbe proposed extension of the
city limits. Such poll shall be open from
0 a.m. until 7 p.m.
By order in Council dated July 22,
1911.
A   McKinnon,
Returning Oflicer.
City Hall, Cumberland, B.C.,
Juld 25th. 1911.
FOR SALE—Forty-two acres of hay
by acre or ton; if hauled by purchaser
$20 per ton; if delivered by seller $22
p«r ton, Good Clover, and Timothy
Apply to Chiu Yeuk, Westwood Farm.
Sandwick, B. C. jy-16
SEALED TENDERS, aupertorl ed
"Tender lor School-house, Denman
Island," will be received by tbe Honourable the Minister of Pub io Worts
up to noou nl Thursday, the 10th. dty
ol August, 1911, for tbe erection tnd
completion of a large one-room Irtmc
sohool-bo'ise at Denman Island iu
the Comox Electoral District.
Plans, specifications, contract, and
forms ol ti der may be seen on and
alter the 17th. day ol July, 1911, ai
the i llloiMif the Government Ageul,
Cumberland, B. 0.; Geo. Dalzirl, Esq
Secretary ot the School Board, Den
man Islsui.; tu.il at the Department
of P bio Works Victoria.
Eacb proposal must te accompanied by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered hank
of Canada, made payable to thc
Honourable the Minister of Pm-li>
Works, loi the sum ol $250, whioh
shall be forfeited il the party tendering decline to enter into cootraot
wben callid upon to do io, or il be
tails to complete tbe work contracted
for. The cheques or certificates of deposit ol ui smretslul lendeis will be re
turned to tbem upon the execution
ol tbe contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless made out on the lorms supplied
aigned with the aotual signature ol
the tenderer, aud enclosed io tbe envelopes furnished.
The lowest or aoy tender not neocs-
lariiy accepted.
J.E. GRIFFITH.
Public Works Engineer
Deiartnient.o' lubiio Works
Victoria B.C.
llih.July.19U.      Jy. 15-Aug. 10
TO THE FARMERS OF COMOX
DISTRICT.
The Pilsener Brewing Company, of
Cumberland, has a quantity of grains to
dispose of weekly, and would like tenders for fhe same.   Apply to the Sec'y.
Magnet Cash Stqhe
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Furniture
Wallpaper
Crockery
Etc., etc.
A nice line of Iron Bedstead
$4. "> $40.
just  arrived
IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING A
The  BEST  Machine   on  the   Market
and sold on EASY TEMRS   	
JEPSON BROS., Distriot Agents, Nanaimo, B. O.
C. Segrave, Local Rc/n'esentalive, Cumberland, />'. 0.
Capital $6,200,000
Keserve $7,000,000
THE ROYHL BANK
OF eRNADA
Drafts Issued in any currency, puyablo all over the world
SPECIAL ATTENTION pnld to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, and Interest at
highest current rates allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch -   -   -     OPEN DAILY
UNION WHARF, B.C.,Sub Branoh-OPEN THURSDAYS
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
COURTENAY, B.C. BRANCH OPEN DAILY
R. E. Culbert, Manager.
When You Want a HIGH GRADE
PIANO, PLAYER PIANO,
ORGAN or GRAPH0PH0NE,
IT WILL PAY YOU TO GET OUP PRICES.
We carry the Largest and Best Selected Stock on the Island.
FLETCHER BROS.
The Music House NANAIMO, B.O
T. E. BATE  LOCAL AGENT, Cumberland
.S__-_W-_t-aAim_3SE!mrv-.^^
FOR SALE--Sinner Needles and Oil
itt the Isi.AMiKU Office.
FOR SALE-Throe excellent busmen
locations un Dunsmuir Avenue.
Apply Mrs. A. .limes.
We are prepared to sell acreage
large or small tracts, on the Harry Martin ranch, one mile south
of Courtenay oa the Cumberland
road. L). Martin, Bruce Towler,
OOurtenay, B. C.
, ,».»-<,.«i» » »<■ <,-» »..» » » » + a. .
IHE NEUIEUGLUD HOTEL
JAMES WALTERS,
PROPRIETOR
THE POOREST OF WINES, LIQUOR & BEER
ALSO THE BEST OF CIGARS.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
OUR $20 SUITS
Are made hy tlio samo tailors whn make the ones at §25
SM0, and 835. Yuu will get «h good tailoring aa in the
higher-priced emeu. Also hear iu mind wo are the linn
who guarantee a perfect lit ur refund your money.
WE ARE SHOWING SOME Sl'LENDID QUALITIES IH THE CHEVIOTS AND  WORSTEDS.
Made to Measure at 820.
UNION BAY CO-OPERATIVE COMPANY
Sole Agouti tho House of Hobberlin Limited _,:
"Tailors to thu Canadian Gentleman."

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