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Property Owners must Hear the whole
Expense.   Average enst of
Lot About $81) 00.
Council   Discusses  Various Matters to  Lato
Hour.     Order   Woik on  Sewer
Carried to Comp etion.
All the aldermen were present I      .._..,
except  Hornal  at  the   council WBnted » turther'"». or
meeting Monday evening promp- j
ly at half past seven, aud on tak-1
ing the chair the mayor also look j
occasion to congratulate them on
that fact; but later he
that Curtiss had settled the matter. Harrison said ha had in his
pocket a hill of sale to Mr. Stoddart,   Curtiss'  affidavit,   and a
seemed ! cel"tification hy Bradstreet of the
i   . ,..,i(i  . .„,„., „ ! bill of sale.   He knew that the
somewhat regretful that even »,,.,.   .    . ,       ,,    ',
_,___,_,      +•,. n, ,„ bill ol sale was registered in Na-
quorum had shown up, tor they     ,        u       ,     . ,     ,,       ,
,   , ...    ..     ... iiiaimo.   He spoke at length and
ground along until after 11 o-,.      .. ' ,?
.1     j   .-  —   . .u  i ..  .1    the  discussion  grew   tiresome,
clock and   the mayor had anoth- ...   ....        ,, ,     ..
..._.. .       1'mauy Maxwell arose and said
er engagement for that evening. L, hnJ ^ to ^ a hint_there
A number of communications wereno papeb before the cmm.
were read by the clerk and some; d| . m W,M [)e fl,e(J     „wh
of them brought tribulation andU^.* V0ll sav so ri ht out>.. „.
Enthusiastic over Out
look for   Y.M.C A.
Branch Here.
late hours to the aldermen.
One was that of Dr.MacNaugh- [
ton accepting his appointment as
.health officer, but. with the pro-
visothathe be relieved of thei
duties of sanitary inspector. This \
caused consternation. Of what!
avail was a health officer if he
did not inspect tho sanitary conditions of the town? The aldermen were in a quandary. They
wanted the services of Dr. MacNaughton as health officer, but
they also wanted the sanitary con
ditions inspected. Some of the
aldermen seemed inclined to accept the proviso as being alright
feeling that the Dr. would not
have made it if it were not. The
mayor thought that the Dr.
meant that he be not required to
go up and down the back alleys
and be at the beck and call of
any who had a complaint to make.
Beveridge thought the Doctor
could easily see the condition of
the back alleys while on his daily
rounds, hence there would be no
added labor.
It developed after a lengthy
discussion, but not to the entire
satisfaction of all the aldermen,
that the health officer and the
sanitary inspector were two different personages altogether.
Chief of Police Cray is now and
would continue to be the sanitary
claimed Harrison. "Here I've
talked till I'm exhausted." He
then passed the papers over to
the aldermen, who examined
them, and the whole was ordered
received and placed on file. Mr.
Stodart was given the rental of
the hall at $40.00 per month.
MoW discussion arose over the
communication of Provincial secretary's appointment of Alderman Cessford and D. R. MacDonald as police commissioners
and Alderman Campbell and J.
P. Watson, license commissioners
This was a turning down of the
council's recommendation in the
matter, Alderman Campbell having been recommended for police
commissioner. Alderman Campbell resented the action of the
secretary, resented it so deeply
that he had declined to accept the
The cement sidewalk matter
again arose. There are two controversies in this matter. One
between Beveridge and Solicitor
Harrison over the law in the mat
ter. which is likely never to be
settled short of a supreme court
decision. Beveridge has dug up
section and sub-section showing
that the city cannot incur indebtedness beyond its current resources. The cost of the sidewalk, some $15,000 is a mile be-
inspector, whose duty it would yond the current resources, and
be to chase up and down the Jf built, must be built by the
back alleys looking for unsa'nita- j property owners. This being the
ry soots. It was finally decided ca8ei he has dug up section and
to lay the communication on the sub-section showing that a new
table and ask for a, re-eonsidera-! by-law must go to the people.This
tion, or at least an explanHtm of Mr. Beveridge has lired at the
the proviso. Solicitor several times, but that
The application for lease of the
city hall by Messrs. Parnham,
Hugo and S. D. McLeod also
stirred up things. Sometime since
Mr. Curtiss, the present lessee,
got into financial difficulties and
his effects were seized by the
sheriff. At that time, at the suggestion of City Solicitor, tlu
council passed a resolution givinj;
assurance that any purchaser ol
Mr. Curtiss' effects might leasi
the hall. The aldermen at firsi
appeared rather inclined to consider the proposal of Messrs.
Parnham, Hugo and McLeod, despite the resolution, apparently
upon the ground that neithei
Curtiss nor any purchaser of hii
' effects had applied for a lease.
Solicitor Harrison intervened and
told the aldermen they were
bound by the resolution. Max
well replied that there was noth
ing before the council to show
ihat Curtiss or any purchase-1
gentleman sidesteps nimbly and
evades a direct reply, at the same
time insinuating that possibly
Mr. Beveridge's sections have
holes in them. However the alderman is confident he has the
solicitor upon the hip.
The other is between Maxwell
and Beveridge as to whether
those who signed the petition
knew what they were doing when
ihey signed it. This never will
oe settled to the satisfaction of
dither. Maxwell contends that
the petition is plain enough for a
.'hilu to understand. That some
<ome of the signers have now
found that it will cost more than
it was at first thought, and their
.learts have gone clean down in
to their limits.
Beveridge submitted a long
omnumication from the Nanai-
no city engineer addressed to
ind answering  questions   pro-
Mr. Chas. R, Sayer, travelling
secretary of the Y.M.C.A. for
Western Canada, arrived unexpectedly in Cumberland Tuesday
night, taking the eommitte by
surprise owing to delay in receipt
of telegram. The finance committee was hastily summoned and
the matter of the organization of
a branch hero was thoroughly
gone into, Mr. Sayer was enthu
siastic over the prospects for success here, and heartily endorsed
the plans of the committee. If
we had the assurance of the support of Mr. Coulson, of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd.,
he felt assured of success. Mr.
Sayer gave the committee some
very interesting information. He
stated that the C.P.R. had seven
branches in the West and supported them liberally. In Revelstoke nnd Cranbrook the company
contributed $100 per month each
toward the support of these
branches. So impressed are the
railroad, mining and other companies of North America, with
the value of the Y.M.C.A. that
30 millions of dollars have been
contributed by them for the establishment of branches and the
sum of $70,000 is given annually
toward their maintenance by
these companies.
A special meeting of the finance
committee is called for Monday
evening in the Council Chambers.
All wno are interested in the Y.
M.C.A. movement are cordially
invited to attend. It is to be regretted that Mr. Sayer will not
be present, as he had to meet Dr.
Grenfell of the Labrador mission,
the following day.
On Friday of 'iwt welt iim oiift'lieHr
from the hM.'of tlte Minister uf public works at Ottawa, wns at Roy's
Mtvu'h makingNttrv-v I'm tlte propOSi'H
government wharf at I hut point. Thia
is nut only (food news ImiI it is quick
work oti tln> |.art of tho depiirurii'tit iti
rrftpotuling to iht* petition recently
wnt in. No ilitlii-iiliy or dotilit i*
now entertained as lu t he ln.iMim,' of
ti.e wharf, Thero is known to Ue is
feet uf water at thnt point al half lid
mi. tlmt the cotifttiucU6n of th" wharf
will not be ton costly. . It will certain
iy bo the t imi It hlg ut' this petition <>f the
i ni.tmiir-i Oil   III I'.i■:*,.
A very pleasant leap yenr dunce,
whieh wns ii very pleasing bucccm both
in tin* enjoyable entertainment < f tli*.
guests nntl financially, wttt lu'l'l in
Humphrey Hull Tliunlay evening.
The committee of young Indies .laving
tin- iill'iir in charge are tu Iw congratulated.
An ideal snrpriaa party dropped in
at llie Inline uf Mr. .lulni Bannerman
Munday ami spent a very pleasant,
evening in singing ami dnnc'iig, Tliere
we.ie amusing games, the chief feature
being die milking uf the cellar plank,
whicli die yuiiug ladies managed very
I'lipahlr. The evening dined with the
singing nf "Aulil Lung Syne." Oli.
vuu cedar plank!
K C. Etude lefi Wednesday for Vic-
I: riil ill Dan Kiipatrick's car. Annthir
Flanders is Oiillllllg tu tuwn.
NOTICB (Jowiohnn will not make
trip leav ug Vancouver un  Mnrch 7th
101 .
Nanaimo United Will
be Here on  the
17th of March
Sunday was a day of football,
two very interesting games being
It was given out during the
week that the Sidesteppers and
Heavykickers would come togeth
er in a conclusion for the Charity
Cup tie at 11 a. m. The game
was well played and very interesting. There was some good
combination work. In a break-away Scotty of the Sidesteppers
At the kickolT in the secnml half
there were many hard hut fulile as
smilts on the .Sidesteppers gnol, hut
Tal nml Julm seemed always in the
wiy. However persistence anl hnrd
wink earned their reward Aiilu<, of
the Heavy kickers putting the pigskin
'Alien the Sidesteppers tnolt thu
lour.lnll kick there was nn huliling
ihem anil they won uut with a score
..f 7 to I.
The see'ini game was a try-out to
pick ii team lu ilefend CumU'i-hind's
honor ag'iitMt Victuria, which team is
expected here tomorrow. The Wack
uud \Y Idles were the winners ill the
Hinue the ahove wus put In type it
is .Earned that the Victoria tcnni will
not he here tomorrow.
Owing to lhe Victoria Soccer team
lieing umihle lo come hero on March
Ild, the management hus picked two
strong teams lu play on Sunday, Mnrch
.1, the winning team to receive $22.00
The hoys are out every Tuesiluy ai.d
Thursday, training for tho game with
Nnniiiuio, who will bo here on Ma rh
17th. Following are the team for
March 2d. Kiokoll' at 2:80 p. in. A
collection will Ihi tnken up Following is the line-up:
Hacks—Kicehuru, 11 mils.
Center—Cairns, Williams,   Brown.
Korwnrils—Williims, Carney, Dar-
gie, Bootliman, cup'.,  Adams.
Black A Wiiitbs,
Backs—Wnt ch.nan, Nicholson.
Center— Wnlkei, Strang, Capt, (Jul-
Korwurds—W. Sutherland, Goodwin
.1. Sutherland, Lumsden Recce.
Iteservet—-Herd, Orr,  »L.  Gordon,
11. Gordon, Hanson
Kiferoe—J. Gibb. Linesmen—G.
Shearer, \V. Thompson.
If nny player is uiiiiblo lo play lie
should notify the committee, All
players slid renerves will meet at \V.
Bruwn's at I:'10 p. in.
The wrestling maleh between Tom-
son nnd Tapella, two T's, wh'ch means
that one of them will be Too Tired lo
eonlinue before lhe game is over, is
cronting niueh interest in sporting circles, as Ibe dsy of the contest approaches Tonison is wellknnwn, an
old timer on tlm unit, and up to till
lhe little tricks that brings that tiled
feeling to llie other fellow, Won- it
ii bout iu thu squill cd circle, Tapelln
would be a prime favorite, bul, there
are many f»na asking whnt lie knows
iilsiul the wrestling game, whul'o he
got his rep etc., io. All the same
Tapella is a young follow, in good eon
dition, strong ns n bull ami lithe ns a
out, and he.ll never go down lill leu
bother Thomson puts him there. Mi
mny blind the SidmOnhelly a pnekngr
of surprises, Anyway, the bout will
I* worth si'olng,
And now that lhe green grnss is
springing up all around and the birds
begin lo twitter in the bush, there
comes a longing for llm cruckcrjiu-k
girl, thu router and tho swat   of   tho
.Mayor McLeod and Judge Ah nuns
Meet with Gratifying Success in Victoria.
New $.5,000 Isolation Hospital to Be modern
Up-to-Date in every Respect and
an Ornament to City.
Again Cumberland has been recognised by the Conservative
government. Messrs. McLeod and Abrams were successful in Victoria, having secured the promise of aid from the provincial government and Cumberland will soon rejoice in a handsome new
$5,000.00 isolation hospital
The hospital board has held a meeting since the return of the
delegation and thc good news was received, and are now in consultation with Architect Cessford. Plans and specifications will he
drawn and prepared and forwarded at once to the Provincial Secretary as per his request. It is the intention to get the work started at as early date as possible.
The success of the delegation is very gratifying to the people.
With the new school binding and the hospital to say of the aid to
the sewer work, Cumberland has received handsome recognition at
the hands of the Conservative government, yet not more than is
her due. It is a matter of pride to thc Islander that the new conservative party, for tho success of which we fought so valiantly,
has adopted the policy of dealing justly and liberally with the various districts and sections, and yet it is not more than w,e knew it
would do from the character of the men chosen to office by the people. Not a little of the success of the delegation is duo to the active assistance of our sitting member, Hon. M. Manson, who has
proven himself alive to the interests of his constituency and who
has shown himself capable and energetic a man who can get
things. ThVis the kind of a representative the people want. And
Mr. McLeod and Judge have shown that Ihey also are men who can
get results.
The gentlemen of the council and hospital board anil health
officer Dr. MacNaughton are deserving of credit. Cumberland will
be the first town to inauguarate the latest and most scientific moth
od of handling contageous disease. Little did Mr. T. E. Hate dream,
when he announced his isolation ward plank in the lato mayoralty
contest, that Cumberland would so soon have a $5,000.00 isolation
use IiiiiI. Onr bull funs are l-eginiiig
lo come forth from their lair with that
peculiar glitter of the eye. And Cumlierlaiid has some good base lill mu-
leiial. In fnct, wlmn it eoni.-s to
sports, Cinolii:rUnd nlwnys tries to
knock thu highest persimmon. Wu
dou't always get it of courso, but. we
hnvi- never hnd enlist' to blush in,' any
Scrap we luvc put up yet.
Thursday evening the young
ladies of the Pleasant Word Circle
gave a Lea]) Year Social and invited the young men of the bible
class. A very pleasant evening
was enjoyed, singing and games
being the chief forms of amuse-
nn nt. The parson as usual was
in attendance more full of hope
than ever, still nothing serious
resulted. Refreshments were
served by the ladies in their usual
unsurpassable style.
It is hoped by all that another
time will soon make its appearance when the same young ladies
shall play hostesses to the same
guests. The evening was brought
to a close by the singing of "Auld
Lang Syne.
Dr. Gillespie, president of the
young men's club, invites all
young men to join the same and
enjoy the pleasures and recreations.
In a gnme of hill mils th" ah r i
'Unit' Lent 'flurry'threo gaup* ,.t of
three. Ih'rt did not. count any of Ids
link,-s, either Not bad for lien, eh,
Called for Maroh 28th,
Nominations made
March the 14th.
Vesterdiiy it nllleinlly reach
ed ('uiiilittrland that a provinoial general election had boon
called fnr March iIHtlmuil tlmt
the nominating conventions
had heen set for Mnrch Uth.
The details arc meager, lint is
understood that I'ruiniur Mb-
Bride is going to the cuiutry
mi the railroad policy,
A meeting of the Conservative Association was cn I led last
night nnd lhe silmitioU was
thoroughly canvassed. The
seeretnry was authorised to secure committee rooms adjoin-
the Mid, 1 candy .store.
Messrs.Mel Ion.ild,(Irani and
Dalby were appointed a committee io moot Hon. M, Man-
son, our sitting member, who
will arrive in the city in the
ijiorning, A vote of thanks
was tenderer] Hon. 11. O, Clements, M. P. for the exl elision
of tho telegraph night letter
rate to Cumberland, THR   ISLANDER,  CUMBERLAND.  DC.
Copyright, 1911
[Hy Small, Maynard ft Co., Inc.
I   Becoma  a   Day   Laborer
THAT night Ruth and 1 had a talk
about the boy. We buih came
buck from our walk, with hhn
more on our mine's than anything else.
He hud been Interested In everything
and had asked about a thousand Questions und Kiine to bed eager to be out
on the street again the next day. We
knew we couldn't keep him cooped up
in the Hal all the time and of course
both Kuth and 1 wero going to be loo
busy to go out with him every time
he went. As for letting him run loose
nround these streets with nothing to
do, lhat would be sheer foolhurdlness.
It was too lute ln tho season lo enroll
him In the public schools and oven lhat
would have left him Idle during the
long summer months.
We talked sume at flrst ot sending
htm off into the country to a farm.
There were two or three families back
where Hulh hud lived wlm might he
willing to take him fnr tbree or four
dollars a week and we Iuoi tin- money
lefl over from tho sale of our household guods t.. cover th.it. Hut this
would mean the sacrifice of nur emer
gency fund which we wished to pre
servo more fur the boy's suke than
our own and It would mean leaving
Hulh very much alone.
■•rn do it, Billy," she said bravely,
"but can't we wait a clay or two before
deciding? And 1 think 1 can make time
to gel out with him. I'll get up earlier
In the morning and I'll leave my work
ut night until after he's gone to bed.'"
So sho would. She'd havo worked
all night to keep him at home and
then gone out with him all day lf It
had been possible. I saw It would be
dragging the heart out of her to send
the boy away and made up my mind
right then and there that some other
solution must bc found fnr thu problem. Good Lord, after I'd led her down
hore the least 1 could do was to let
her keep the one. And to tell the
truth I found my own heart sink at
the suggestion.
"What do the boys round here do
In the summer?" sh*: asked.
1 didn't know and 1 made np my
mind to And out. The noxt day 1 went
down to a settlement house which I
remembered passing nt some time or
other. I didn't know what it was hut
it sounded like some sort of philanthropic enterprise for lho neighbor
hood and lf so they ought to be able
to answer my (iiiustlon there. The
outside of the building was not particularly attractive but upon entering
I was pleasantly surprised at the air
of cleanliness and comfort which prevailed. There were a number of small
boys around and In one room 1 saw
them reading and playing checkers,
I sought out the secretary and found
htm a pleasant young fellow though
with something of the professional
pleasantness which men In this work
seem to acquire. Ho smiled too much
and held my hand loo long to suit me,
He took ine Into his oflice and offered
me a chair. 1 told hltn briefly that I
had just moved down here and had a
boy of ten whom 1 wished to keep
off the streets and keep occupied. I
askod him whal the boys around here
did during the summer.
"Most of them work," he answered.
"What do they do?"
"A good many sell papers, some of
them serve as errand buys and others
help thetr parents."
Dick was certainly too inexperienced
for the first two jobs and there was
nothing In my work he could do to
help. Then the man began to ask me
questions. He was evidently struck
by the fact that 1 didn't seem to he
In place here. I answered briefly that
i luul been a clerk all my life, had lost
my position and was nuw a common
day laborer. The boy, I explained,
was not yet used to his life down here
and I wanted lo keep him occupied
until he gut his Btrength.
"You're  right,"  he answered.   "Why
don't you bring him In here?"
"What would he do here?"
"It's   a   good   luailng   place   for   htm
and we have some evening classes."
"I want htm home at nights," I an
"The Y. M. C, A. has summer classes
which begin a liltle later on. Why
don't you put him into some of those?"
I had always heard of the Y. M. C.
A., hut I had never got into touch with
it. for I thought It was purely a religious organization. Hut lhat proposition sounded good. I'd passed the
building a thousand limes but had
never been Inside. I thanked htm and
started to leave.
"I hope this won't be your last
visit," ho Hald cordially. "Come down
and see what we're doing. You'll And
a lot of boys here at night."
"Thanks," I answered.
I went direct to the Y. M. ''. A. building. Here again I was surprised lo
flml a most attractive Interior. It looked like the inside of a prosperous cluh
house. I don't know what I expected
hut I wouldn't havo heen startled if
I'd found a hall filled wllh wooden
settees and a prayer meeting going on.
I had a lot of such preconceived notions knocked out of my head ln the
next few years.
In response to my questions 1 received replies that made me feel I'd
strayed by mistake Into some university. For that matter it was a university. There was nothing from the
primary class tn Knglish to a profes-
sl nal education tn the law that a
man couldn't acquire here for a sum
that was astonishingly small. The
most of the classes cost nothing after
payment of the membership fee of ten
dollars. The Instructors were, many
of them, the same men who gave similar courses at a neighboring college.
Not only lhat, but the hours were so
arranged as to neeommodnte workers
of all classes. If you couldn't attend
in the daytime, you eould at night. I
was astonished to think that this opportunity had always been at my hand
and I had never suspected It. In thej
ten years before I was married I could
hnve qualified for a lawyer or almost
anything else.
This was not all; a young man took
me over the building ami showed me
lhe library, the reading-room, rooms
whore the young men galbered for
games, and then duwn slairs lo lhe
'well equipped gymnasium wllh Its
j shower bulbs. Here a hoy could lake
a regular courso In gymnasium work
under a skilled Instructor or lf he
I showed any skill devote himself to
(such sports as basketball, running,
baseball or swimming. In addition to
these advantages amusements were
provided through the year In the form
of lectures, amateur shows and music.
In lhe summer, special opportunities
were offered fur out-door spoils. Moreover lhe Association managed summer
camps where for a nominal fee lho
boys could enjoy tho life of the woods.
A boy must be poor Indued who eould
not afford most of these opportunities.
And if he was out of work tho employment bureau conducted here would
help him lo a position, I camo buck
to the main.olllce wondering Still mure
liuw in the WOfld I'd ever missed such
chances nil theso years. It was a
question 1 asked myself mnny times
during the next fow mutilhs. And the
answer seemed to llo In the dead level
of that other life. We never lifted out-
eyes; wc never looked around us. U
we were hard pressed either wo accepted our lot resignedly or cursed
our luck, und let 11 go nt that. These
opportunities were for a class which
had no lot and didn't know the meaning of luck. The others could have
had them, tuo—can have them—for the
taking, but neither by education nor
temperament are they qualified to do
so. There's a good field for missionary work there for someone.
Hefore I camo out of the building
I had enrolled Dick as a member aud
picked out for hltn a summer course
In English, In which he wus a bit backward. 1 also determined to start him
in some regular gymnasium work, llo
needed hardening up.
I came home and announced my success to liuth and she wns delighted.
I suspected by the look In her eyes
that she had been worrying all day
for fear there would be no alternative
but to send the boy off.
"I knew you would And a way," she
satd excitedly.
"I wish I'd found it twenty years
ago," 1 said regretfully. "Then you'd
have a lawyer for n husband Instead
of n—."
"Hush," she answered putting her
hand over my mouth. "I've a man
for a husband and that's all I care
The way she said it made me feel
that after all being a man was what
counted and that if I could llvo up lo
thnt day by dny, no matter what happened, then I could be well satisfied.
I guess the city directory was righl
when before now It couldn't define me
any more definitely than "clerk." And
there ts about as much man In a clerk
as In a valet. They are both shadows.
Tho boy fell tn wiih my plans eagerly, for the gymnasium work made htm
forget the study part of tlio programme.
The next day I took him up thero and
saw him Introduced to tho vnrious department heads. I paid his membership
fee and they gave bim a card which
mude htm feel like a real club man.
I tell you It took a weight off my mind.
On the Monday following our arrival
in our new quarters, I rose at fivc-
Ihirty, imt on my overalls and had
breakfast. I ato a large bowl of oatmeal, a generous supply of flapjacks,
made of some milk that had soured,
sprinkled with molasses, nnd a cup of
bot  black coffee lhe lust of a can
we had brought down with us among
lhe left-over kitchen supplies.
Fur lunch Ruth had packed my box
wtth cold cream-of-tartar biscuit, well
buttered, a bit of cheese, a llttlo bowl
of rice pudding, two hard-boiled oggs,
and a pint bottle of cold coffee. I
kissed her goodbye und started oul on
foot for the street where I was to take
up my work. The foreman demanded
my nume, registered mc, told me where
to find a shovel and assigned me to a
gang under another foreman. At
seven o'clock I took my place with a
dozen Italians and began to shovel.
My muscles were decidedly flabby, and
by noon 1 began to find it hard work.
I was glad to stop and eat my lunch.
I couldn't remember a menl ln five
years lhat tasted as good as that did.
My companions watched mo curiously
—■perhaps a bit suspielously--but they
chattered In a foreign tongue among
themselves and rather shied away
from me. On lhat first day I made
up my mind to one thing—I would
learn Italian before the year was done,
and know something more about these
people and their ways. They wero
Iho key to the contractor's problem
und It would pay a man to know how
to handle them. As I watched the
boss over us that day It did not seem
to me that he understood very well.
From one to Ave the work became
an increasing strain. Ryen with my
athletic training I wasn't used to such
a prolonged test of qne set of muscles.
My legs became heavy, my back ached,
and my shoulders Anally refused to
obey me except under the sheer command of my will. I knew, however,
that time would remedy thla. I might
be sore and lame for a day or two,
but I had twice the natural strength
of these short, close-knit foreigners.
The excitement and novelty of the employment helped me through those
Arst few days. I felt the joy of the
pioneer—felt the sweet sense of delving In the mother earth. It touched
in me some responsive chord that
harked back to my ancestors who
broke the rocky soil of New England.
Of the life of my fellows bustling hy
on the earth-crust overhead—those fellows of whom bo lately I had been one
—I was not at all conscious. I might
have been at work on some new planet
for all thoy touched my new life. I
could see them peering over the wooden rail nround our excavation as they
stopped to stnre down nt us, but I did
not connect them wtth myself. And
yet I felt closer to this old city than i
before. I thrilled with the joy of
the constructor, the builder, even In
this humble capacity. 1 felt superior
to those for whom I was building. In
a coarse way 1 suppose It was a reflection of some urtistlc sense—something akin to tbe creative Impulse. I
can say truthfully that at the end of
that Arst day 1 came home—begrimed
and sore as I wus—wltb a sense of
fuller llfo thnn so far I had ever experienced.
1 found Kuth waiting for me with
some anxiety. She came into my totl-
stulned arms as eagerly as a bride,
it was good, lt took all the soreness
uut of me. Hefore supper 1 took the
boy and we went down to the public
baths on the waterfront and there 1
dived and splashed like a young whale.
The sting of the cold salt waler was
ull the further* halm I needed. 1 camo
out tingling and At right then for
another nine-hour day, Uut when I
came back I threatened our flrst week's
savings nt the supper table. Ruth had
made moro hot grlddle-oakes and 1
kept hcr at the slovo until 1 was
ashamed to do It longer. The boy,
tuo, after his plunge, showed a better
appetite than for weeks.
Nino Dollars a Week
The second day, I woke up lame and
stiff but I gave myself a good brisk
rub down and kneaded my arm and
leg muscles until they were pretty well
limbered up. Thc thing lhat pleased
mc was the way 1 felt tuwards my new
work that second morning. I'd been
a bit afraid of a reaction—of waking
up with all the romance gone. That,
I knew, would be deadly. Once let me
dwell on tho naked material facts of
my condition and I'd bo lost. That's
true, of course, In any occupation. The
man who works without an Inspiration
uf some sort is not only discontented
but a poor workman. 1 remember dls
linctly that when I opened my eyes
and realized my surroundings and
traced bnck the incidents of yesterduy
to the ditch, 1 was Concerned prlncl
pally with the problem of a stone tn
our path upon which we had been
working. I wanted to get back to It
We hnd worked upon it for an houi
without fully uncovering lt and I was
as eager as the foreman to learn
whether it wa.s a ledge rock or .just a
fragment. This interest was not associated with thc elevated road for whom
the work was being done, nor the contractor who had undertaken the job,
nor the foreman who was supervising
it. It was a question which concerned
only me and Mother Earth who seem
ed to be doing her best to balk us at
every turn. I forgot the sticky, wet
clay In which 1 had floundered for nine
hours, forgot tho noisome stench which
at times we were forced to breathe,
forgot my lame hands and back. I
recalled only the problem Itself if%d
the skill with which the man they
called Anton handled his crow bar. He
was a master of It. In removing the
smaller slabs which lay around the big
one he astonished me with bis know
ledge of how to place the bar. He'd
come to my side where I was prying
wllh all my strength and witli a wave
of his hand for me to stand back,
would adjust two or three smallet
rocks us a fulcrum and then, with the
gentlest of movements, work the half
ton weight inch by Inch to where he
wanted it. He could swing the rock
to the right or left, raise or lower it,
nt will, and always he made the weight
of the rock, against which 1 had strlv
en so vainly, do the work. That was
something worth learning. I wanted
to get back and study him. 1 wanted
to get back and finish uncovering that
rock. I wanted lo get back nnd bring
the job as a whole to a finish so as
to have a new one to tackle. Even at
the end of that flrst day I felt I had
learned enough to make myself a man
of greater power thnn I was the day
before. And always In the background
was the unknown goal to which this
toll was to lead. 1 hadn't yet stopped
to figure out what tho goal was but
that tt wns worth while I had no doubt
for I was no longer stationary. I was
a constructor. I was tn touch with a
big enterprise of development.
I don't know that I've made myself
clear. I wasn't very clear in my own
mind then but 1 know that I hnd n
very conscious Impression of tho sort
which I've tried to put Into words,
And I know that lt filled me with a
grent big Joy. I never woko up with
any such feeling when with tho United
Woollen. My only thought In the
morning then was how much time I
must give myself to catch tho six-
thirty, When I reached the ofllce I
hung up my hat and coat and snt down
to the Impersonal flgures liko an automaton. There was nothing of me ln
the work; there couldn't be. How petty It seemed now! I suppose tho company, as an Industrial enterprise, was
in the line of development, but that
Idea never penetrated ns far as the
clerical department. We didn't feel It
any more than the adding machines
Ruth had a good breakfast for me
and when I came Into the kitchen she
wus trying to brush the dried clay
off my overalls.
"Good Heavens!" I said, "don't wasto
your strength doing that."
She looked up from her task with
a smile.
"I'm not going to let yon get slack
down here," she said.
"But those things will look just as
bad again five minutes after I've gone
down the ladder."
"But I don't Intend they shall look
like this on your way to tho ladder,"
she nnswered.
"All right," I said, "then let me have
them.   I'll do it myself."
"Have you shaved?" she asked.
I rubbed my hand over my chin. It
wasn't very had and I'd made up my
mind I wouldn't shave every day now.
"No," I said. "But twice or three
times a week—"
"Billy!" she broke In, "that will never do. You're going down to your new
business looking Just us ship-shape as
you went to the old. You don't belong to that contractor; you belong
to me."
lu the meanwhile the boy came In
with my heavy boots which he had
brushed cleun and oiled. There was
nothing left for me to do but to shave
und I'll admit that I felt better for It.
''Do you want mo to put on a high
collar?" I asked.
"Didn't you find lhe things I laid
out fur you?"
I hadn't looked ubout. I'd put on
lhe things I touk off. She led me back
into the bed room, and over a chair
1 saw a clean change of underclothing
and a new grey flannel shirt.
"Where did you get this?" I asked.
"I bought It for a dollar," she answered. "It's too much to pay. I cun
make one for llfty cents us soon as I
get llmo to sew."
(To   be   continued)
At a slow gatt, such us a roadster often takes, thero Is sometimes a striking of one or bolh ankles by tho opposite mate. This Is caused by a vicious
direction of the hind leg from the hip
or by un Inward curve of tho foot from
lhe hock or pastern joint. Since the
hind legs aro more loosely hung than
the fore, It is more dillicult to mako
Uiem respond to a remedy, but a separation of the feel may be effected by a
somewhat higher outside foot. In the
shoo a similar effect could bo had
by a slightly wider outside web and a
slightly longer outside heel. Again, inward curves of the motion of the foot
may be modified by paring the hoof.
The comparative rigidity of the
foro legs makes them more responsive to small changes, but In the
hind legs such corrective changes may
lie emphasized or increased somewhat
without as much danger to the limb or
foot. That Is to suy, twists due to a
wrong adjustment ore apt to cause
more damage to the foro than to the
hind legs.
Sixty years ngo there appeared in tho
newspapers notice of tho dissolution of
a scholastic partnership iu the neighborhood of London, which wns signed
by one of thc tenchcrs of youth with bis
Disclosures of this sort do not often
hit one in the face nowadays; but a
Northern schoolmaster eume near to
falling a victim to effrontery of a somewhat similar character tho other day.
Being in urgent need of a tutor, ho
opened up negotiations with a "master
of languages" whoso invaluable services were on offer in the columns of
a London nowspupcr.
Could he speak French? tho schoolmaster demanded of this paragon. Oh,
yes, fluently. Had he a nodding acquaintance with Italian? Indeed, ho
had—was excellently well versed in it,
in fact.
Theso answers pleased the schoolmaster mightily, but he was an enthusiastic stamp-collector, and preferred to
have, if possible, a tutor with corresponding tastes; so he telegraphed the
"Havo you any knowledge of phil
And back came the triumphant an
s wer:
"Can speak it like a native, sir!"
The negotiations ended abruptly.
Horse breeding has been followed as
a trade ever since animals were first
domesticated, but for only nbout a
century have stud-book records been
kept of the breeding of the different
families of horses. The study of types
has only quito recently been taken up
by men of science with a view of ascertaining the origin of the species and to
differentiate their characteristics.
As a result of this study, bnscd upon
those anatomical differences and variations which have resulted from wide
geographical distribution, nnd which
probably originated in early geological
times, it may be accepted thnt there
are four families or species of horses.
The first typo in this classification is
thc Celtic horse, found on tho west
coast of Norway, known as the Fjord
horse in Iceland, Facroc, Barra, and
other Binall islands of the outer Hebrides, in northern Scotland, on tho
Shetland Isles, tind in Connemara or
northern Ireland. There has also been
found a close, kinship between tho Celtic horso aud the true Tnrpnn horso of
Russia. The principal characteristics of
this type are that, in common with tho
usses and zebras, it has no callosities on
its hind legs, und has a bluck stripe tho
entire length of the baek and through
tho tail. It is also frequently striped
on the legs und shoulders like the asses,
and is of a brown or light dun color.
Nature establishes harmonious groups
of plants, trees, and animals, nnd, certain conditions of climate being given,
certain groups of animals and plants
nre found associated. The small red
door of Norway was on original associate of tho Celtic horse, and as this
deer is related to the red deer of some
parts of Franco and of Spain, also of
Sardinia nnd thc Barbury States, the
question naturally arises whether the
small ponies of those same regions,
though not known only as domestic animals, mny not be proven to be kindred
to tho Celtic horse. If the characteristics mentioned nbovo are present in any
measure it would seem to prove the
point. Scientific research in this direction has not beeu pursued, and an inviting field is open to any one who cares
to follow this subject further.
The second type of horso is the Pre*
jevalsky, found in a wild state on the
steppes of central Asia. There are a
few of theso in Kngland on tho estate
of the Duko of Bedford, and several
specimens aro being bred in the New
York Zoological Gardens1. The Pre-
jevalsky horse is of a red brown color
with a light "mealy" nose, has a largo
head in proportion to his body and is
"cat hammed," and less powerful than
tho Celtic horse. Somo writers have os-
Burned that tho Tarpan and the Pre-
jevalsky horses belonged to the same
family, but this is not now accepted,
on nccount of their marked differences,
tho most conspicuous of whieh is tbat
tho Prcjcvalsky has thc callosities on
his hind legs.   In this family it usually
takes the form of a narrow strip and
uot drop-shaped as is common with
othor horses.
"My boy, what counts ia experience."
The kindly father shut tho door of his
study and drew up to him his young
son, just about to leave college.
"Yos," ho contiuuod, "it is in tho
light of my experience that you may
hope to win, and you must theroforo bo
guided by mo. Mero knowledge—tho
accumulation of facts—all this is in a
sense uecessary, but it docs uot tako
the place of wisdom or judgment, which
cun only bo attained by a lifetime of
striving und development. My boy, do
uot be misled or deceive yourself with
thc thought that you are wiser thaa
your elders. You must bo guided by me
und must learn to avoid tho mistakes
thut 1 huvo mado."
Tho boy, thoughtful for a moment,
raised his fine young face to his father.
"Tell mu, sir," lie said, "havo you
ever, in thu courso of oue short week,
played poker, gono to tho raeo track
and dropped a hundred, bcen on a joy
ride and smashed a tanner, drunk fourteen buttles of champagne, smoked a
thousand cigarettes and fallen in lovo
with a chorus girlf"
For some time thu old gentleman wub
"My boy," ho said at last, "I huvo
—all except the joy ride. That is precisely why I am trying to givo you the
benefit, of it."
Hirnm, in uld nge, wonders why ho
Can't do ns much as he used to do.
Hiram's sun being away from home, ho
writes to him for information as to how
ho may regain his health. His son, being a goud athlete and knowing tho
value of physical culture, thinks that it
would be beneficial to tho old man to
take morning exercise, und so writes,
but his Imagination runs awny with htm
ut times, ns follows:
"Dear Dad,—la order for you to
bring buck your health and be as good
u man as you used to be, you should
become nn athlete and go through somo
good strung and powerful exercises.
The first thing when you rise early in
tho .morning yuu should give a leap in
the, uir, hit your snout against the ceiling, and clap yuur heels lightly nine
times together before you touch tho
floor. By doing this once over it will
givo your hlood a good circulation and
strengthen your nerves, it will ulso
prepare you for the next performance
which you are about to undergo.
"Give a high kick and slap your toes
against the ceiling, and at tho samo
time fall to the floor upou your hend
thrice. This exerciso will strengthen
the neck-bone, harden your head, and
keep the brain in good order. After
this you should hoist the lid nnd go out
on thc roof and take deep breathing exercises. Uo tho high comeflop. Wnlk
off the roof ns though you wero walking through thc uir, but take good care
thnt you fall flnt to the ground on your
stomach. This will strengthen your
wind, develop your brenst, also mako
you see stars. Then you should walk
iu and get ready for breakfast, and put
up a notorious growl about the victuals
uud ull that's on the tabic. This exerciso will prepare you for tho dillicult
ups and downs of this world. All of
these exercises should be undergone not
less than once a day for n week, und lf
you ore alive when your weok is up,
you will be a healthy and able-bodied
Ten little Manchus going out to dine,
Cook slipped the prussic, and then there
were nine;
Nine little Manchus headed for a fete,
Met a bunch of rebels, and then there
were eight;
Eight little  Manchus—sort    of    roynl
Palace   toppled   over,  and   then   thero
wero seven;
Seven little Manchus, using chopsticks,
Waiter swings a hatchet, and then there
were six;
Six   little   Manchus,   glad    thoy   were
One of  'em wns   captured,   making-
let's see—five;
Five littlo Manchus locked  the cellar
Some one found a window, and    thon
there were four;
Four  little  Manchus, each  on  bended
Due wasn't needed, and then thero wero
Threo   little   Manchus,   iu   an   awful
Boiling oil composed it—and then thero
were two;
Two little Manchus, both upon tho run,
Couldn't reach the fortress, and then
there wns ono;
Ono littlo Manehu, all that's loft of
Writing out a message, meaning "I resign."
The flrst bits were made of horn,
then bono, later copper, finally bronie
and irou. Bits came into use aboul
1000 B. C.
The first horse cloths, similar to ou?
saddle pads, were used by the As*
Syrians ubout 900 B. C. The Greek
and Macedonian soldiers used then
about COO B. C.
Tho first mention of scythe blades on
chariot wheels is writing nbout 300 B.C.
The first mentioned owner to start
moro than one horse from his stable in
a race was Alcibiodes, 400 B. C, who
started seven chariots in ono raeo and
wuu first, second uud fourth prizes.
Thu flrst mention of scythe blades in
chariot wheels is at the battlo of Cun*
axa in 401 B. C.
Thu first saddles camo into use about
The flrst turf scribe wns Simo, the
Athenian, about 460 B. C. Tho noxt
ami n great ono was Xeuophon, ubout
400 B, C. Tho next, Varro, in 117 B. O.
Then comes Virgil in his Georgics, thoa
Cnlpurnias and Columella in the first
century A. I)„ then Opplnn and Nemo-
sian in tho third century ami Apsyr-
tus, I'clagoiiiuM and Palladius iu tht
fourth century.
The first horso trainer is mentioned
by Xeuophon,
Horseshoes, whilo known about 200
B. C, did not como into general ubo
untlluntll about [>00 A. D.
The flrst. law suit over n horse Is mentioned iu Aristophane's comedy, "Tho
Clouds," about UNO H. C. Trainer's
bills cuter into the evidence.
The flrst famous horse breaker was
Alexander the Great, who conquered
The flrst spurs wero used about £00
B. C.
Virgil mentions a horse with a whito
forefoot and a forehead with a white
Horses were raised tn England before tho Roman Conquest.
The first horso racing in Kngland was
held about £22 A..D. at Nctherby in
The Arabs flrst begun to breed horses
after 200 A, 0. and mude littlo progress
until after (100 A. D.
Circus trick riding camo into popularity about-850 A. D.
Stirrups wero flrst used about 600
A, D.
The first regular horse auction was
the Friday sales nt Smithfield, outside
London, in the reign of Henry 11.
The flrst master of fox hounds was
Simon do Moutfort about 1250 A. D.
Heredity of white markings is first
mentioned in the caso of the buy
charger owned bv King Edward 1. about
l.'lOO A. 1),, that had a white stocking
on its left hind leg, as had also its sire
and grandsire.
The first books on horses wero tho
manuscripts of Gyfford and Twevety
about 1300 A. O.
The flrst trained horse was Mnrocco
in Queen Elizabeth's time. The horso*
nnd owner, Banks, were accused of
magic ami burned to deuth.
Tho first, rule ngninst foul riding was
mndo nt the Chester meeting in tho
timo of .lames I. Professional jockeys
came into vogue then. This King was
the first to organize ico racing.
Jn thc seventeenth century witches
were consulted when horses wont lame.
The first wave of reform to interfere
with racing swept over England in
1(120. Parliament suppressed racing io
1GM and not until the end of the Commonwealth nbout ten. yours later wero
the restrictions removed.
Tho first stage conches in 1(162 were
opposed by country tradesmen because
they thought it would take their customers to tho city.
By Henry Hunter
The horse wus hunted and eaten by
prehistoric men. Driving wob practiced before riding because the early domestic horso was too small to rido.
Tho horse was first domesticated in
Tho flrsu large breeder of horses recorded was King Eriehthonius, the
Trojan, wuo about 1400 B. C. was tho
richest man on eurth and owned 3,000
mares. This king was tho first, according to Virgil, to hitch and drive a four-
Trick riding originated in Groece
about 1000 B. C.
The Sybarites trained their cavalry
horses to danco to music about 600 B. C.
The first allusion to wagering on
horso races is found in the "Illiad"
when cauldrons and tripods, the counterpart of our present day cups, were
Tho flrst famous horse trainer was
Tho first raeo for horses to saddle
was inaugurated at the thirty-third
Olympiad in 648 B. C.—four-borso chariot races having been introduced in the
23rd Olympiad. Two-horse chariot
races anil races for undor aged horses
came later. Entries closed thirty days
in advance of thc meeting.
The dnrk bay horses with a Btar in
forehead wero common in Libya in
1000 B. C.
lu certain foreign prisons tho inmates
arc either highly favored or very ingenious. Somehow or other they do
manage to obtain possession of small
sums of money, with which they can
purchase tobacco nnd other minor luxuries. Having plenty of time for reflection, they appear to have sharpened
tlieir wits to tho extent of organizing
not only curd parties, dicing mutches,
nnd vurious childish games of chance,
but even billiards.
Thc dice arc made with grains of
Indian corn subtracted from their
meals. Tho grnins aro cut or pressed
into squares, and the dots are scratched
upon them.
Unfortunately, however, thero does
not seem to bo the proverbial honor
aiming criminals, and most of these dico
which hnve como under my observation
have bcen ingeniously cogged by thc
insertion of small portions of metallic
dust. In Costa Rica tho cogged dice go
by the name of wild beasts, the idea
being thnt they find victims.
In tho Lombroso Museum of Anthropology nnd crime at Turin there is
quito an interesting collection of playing cards which havo bcen manufactured in prisons. Tho red pips have
been colored in blood, no other roil
pnint being presumably available.
Billiards in prison seem almost incredible. The plan adopted is to build up
cushions of mud on thc pavement nud
line them with pieces of clothing, extract a stick from the bnnibno beds,
and roll bits of clay into balls. It does
not sound very exciting, but prisoners
appear to bo contented persons.
Then thero is tho gamo of tho knife.
It seems that in certain foreign prisons
every convict contrives to keep a knife
up hiB sleeve, probably obtaining it
from a visitor. Having half opened it,
that is to Bay at a right angle, he
throws it at a mark on his bed or tablo,
and points aro counted according to hiB
success. If he hits the bed or table at
all it counts ono, two inches from the
mark counts two, ono inch three, and
the mark itself counts five. Gaines are
usually a hundred up.
Then thero Is tho fly game, which is
much safer, becauso thero is no need to
dread tho visits of warders. The players place pennies or halfpennies in front
of them, and win when a fly lights on
their coins. They are allowed to smear
thom with sugar or portions of their
food in order to attract the flies. When
these allurements are not available,
they cover tho coins with Baliva aB a
bait. In the absence of coins, prisoners
will sometimes sit side by side with
thoir dinners in front of them, and the
first fly decides which prisoner shall
eat both dinners.
The dust collected from numerous
vacuum cleaners haB proved to bo a
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Malibran the Great
A strange race were the Garcias.
Several of them made large figures in
the history of the stage, and the women
of the family played a large purt ln
the Uvea of more than one man. They
were alike not merely In their Immense
artistic gifts und In thetr personal ut-
trucllveness, but also In a curious
ebullience of vitality, which filled every
stage with their disturbing presence.
This Intense vitality acted differently
Tth them; In some cases shortening,
in others prolonging thetr lives. The
father of them all died beforo he was
fifty, while one of his sons celebrated,
mid universal esteem, his hundredth
year hero among us, where he had
found his home. Similarly, the Garcia
who was ultimately known as Mudamc
Vlardot lived lo something like ninety,
and lived ovory hour of that long spell
of life. She worked for hours dally,
teaoh Ing her pupils ut high foes; and
ono nlnht, golnj? to liod m her usual
robust health, passed away In painless
sleep, Sho had traversed many storms
and profoundly Influenced many lives,
hut In the midst of It all sho retained
her own superb serenity, Gounod loved hor; TheQphilo Guutlor remained
her adorer to the end of his days. Her
home wuh tlmt of TurgenefC for mora
than a score of yoara before hla death.
For hor ho forgot Russia; for hor 1)0
(.eased to visit the many relatives and
the millions of friends antl admirer* he
hrc* among his own people. Muny of
hi.s critics evon say that his realisation
of Russia ceased to be really Russia
boeauso of lho Influence sho exercised
not only over his heart, but alsci his
mighty Intellect. But mid them nil,
reat as they were, ono.Garcia stands
ut supreme—sho whom iho world
knows and remembers us Mnl I bran.
It Is duo mainly, of course, to her
upreme talent, but a good deal of It
must be ascribed to her tragic fate.
Sho was one of those whom, nccord'ns
to the old saying of Greek lore, tht,
gods loved; for sho died young. I lore
is the epitome of her life as set forth
In the preface to this Interesting memorial of her: "At the age of live she
was on the stage, at seventeen sho
married, at twenty sho was famous, at
the beginning of her twenty-ninth year
sho died, after passing beyond tho
bounds of public enthusiasm, and filling tho world with the tale of her
achievement!." This pithy story tells
lho wholo tragedy. But poor Malibran
began the hard struggle of life early
if sho had to leave hor glory very soon.
Her father, Manuel Garcia, wus born
in Seville towards the close of the
eighteenth century. He was a dynamic man. He was a singer, composer,
dtnge manager—above all, teacher. He
hnd exhausted the possibilities of
Spain while he was still young, and
.sought In Paris a larger stago. Paris,
so hospitable to real artistic genius,
took the Spaniard to its arms at once,
and soon he was infusing into the
chorus of the Opera some of his own
Infectious enthusiasm. People spoke
already of his "Andnluslan fury"—an
apt phrase which accounts for some
thing In the history of himself and his
greater daughter. His wife wns also
an actress of great talent, und thus
Marie Malibran was born almost ln the
green room. Hcr birth took place In
Paris within a few weeks of the ani
val of her father there from his native
Spain, nnd sho always claimed to be a
Parisian and a Frenchwoman. Garcia,
like most of bis class, was a nomad,
and the child was transferred when she
was but three years old to Italy. In
that far-off period the children of the
stage had to help In thc making of
bread-for the household at a pathetl
eaily early nge, as some of the sur
vtvors of that dead epoch could tell
us to-day when they recount the story
of their youth—Mrs. Kendal nnd Ellen
Terry among others. It was in Naples
that Marie Malibran made her flrst appearance. This was a solitary appearance, for Immediately after she gave
herself up to the serious study of
music. Two French musicians, who
had gained the travelling scholarship
known ns Grand Prize of Rome, anticipated her future greatness, and devoted themselves, with true artistic
comradeship, to the development of
her talents. Already, Indeed, she was
a remarkable child, for she could speak
French, Spanish, and Italia 1 with
fluency. After another visit to Paris
she arrived in London, and she added
a perfect knowledge of English to her
other accomplishments. -
Her father then settled down for n
son. *whut prolonged slay in Paris, and
here It was that hor real education
began. He wuh a splendid teacher, but
he was terribly severe »one. One day
Iwo musicians, walking near lho houso
of tho Garclas, heard agonizing
screams. One said to the other wllh
a smile: "It's only Garcia boating his
daughter to teaoh ber to get hor beats
und thrills right; don't be frightened.'*
Malibran thus learned hor business
in blood and tears, but sho did luaru
lt. It was nt a London theatro—the
old King's, in the Haymarket— that the
girl had her flrst great triumph. She
had bcen playing subordinate parts
and was an understudy, when a scries
of accidents gave hor her opportunity,
nnd she had to appear In one of tho
many operas which have sought to ln
terpret the divine music of "Romeo
and Juliet." Even jU this early stage
she had to learn some of the glories
and the miseries of professional life.
The old stager who was playing the
part of Romeo confined .himself at re
hearsal to a very simple rendering of
his part—reserving his chief effects for
the night and the public. But when he
tried his little trick he found the pre
clous   girl   ready  for  him;   she  also
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burst, after his example, Into various
dazzling trills, and even improvised.
Amid the thundering of applause which
greeted her daring effort Bhe felt a
hard pinch on her arm With the word
Minx I" whispered ln her ear by the
enraged rival. Then she went to
America with a brilliant engagement,
accompanied by her father. There are
Innumerable stories of the morel less -
ness with which that terrible father
compelled her to work at short notice.
The restless fit, however, came on htm
again, and he went to Mexico, leaving
his daughter ln New York behind him.
It was a perilous position for one so
young und so successful and so unhappy. Kor any refuge was welcome from
a taskmaster so severe aud so droad-
ed, "The precise facts," says our author, "leading up to tha marriage aro
somewhat obscure, because ll wus contracted in America, and It Is ralher
dillicult to ascot-tain tbem exactly. This
much is known; thai Francois Eugene
Malibran, a French banker, has established himself In New York; fallen In
love with Mile. Garcia; and that sho,
despite tho tremendous disparity of
ige the wus forty-live and sho seventeen), did not reject his proposal.
There were, lt Is suid, two reasons.
The tlrst Is, that, lu spite of the success she had attained in America, she
had fallen temporarily into a strange
dislike for the stage—which sho was
afterwards to love, almost to dote upon
and that the Ilrst result of the new
union was to make her abandon a
career sho for the time being loathed."
This pleasant dream was soon falsified. For whilst taking up a new life,
and leaving her father to gain a husband, tho poor girl bad only effected a
change of misery, ns sho too soon apprehended, ln reality, and despite her
great attractiveness, it is said that
Malibran, In making his suit for her,
hnd his eye on business, and on nothing more, aiming at, the dowry 'of
$10,000. if we can go by all that has
beon said on thia topic, tho position
of this so-called banker, which everyone believed to bo very prosperous and
secure, was, on tho contrary, In most
desperate straits. The $10,000 enabled
him, for tho moment, to put off his
creditors; but only a few monlhs later
his credit had vanished and he was
declared Insolvent.
Thus was Malibran thrown back
again upon hcr art. It was unfortunate for hor personal happiness, but
without this calamity ln her domestic
life Bhe never would have attained her
glory, lt Is seldom that glory Is ever
attained except at the loss of something else in life. Malibran returned
from Now York to Paris, spent some
little time ln retirement, awaiting
events and offers that she could accept;
and finally making a single appearance
ln opera, at once captured Paris, and
sent It crazy in honor of her gifts, her
beauty, and her misfortunes. From
that time onward Malibran had no further difficulties In her artistic career.
Every country and every great city
fought for hor.
It was in Italy, of course, that she
excited enthusiasm to Its highest pitch.
There aro Illustrations of this enthusiasm whicli are scarcely credible.
Take, for instance, an occurrence at
Milan—Malibran wns singing In "Norma." At the end of tho second act
thero burst forth a storm of applause,
lt went on and on tilt nt last a full
quarter of an hour elapsed, and still
the shouting showed no sign of stopping. The authorities were shocked,
and the chief constable called upon the
audience to stop. They went on moro
furiously than ever. Then tho mayor
was called In, nnd he at last threatened
to stop the performance, and then only
did It come to nn end. "Perhaps the
first time," comments the chronicler,
"that police measures have bad to bo
employed to stop un nrtlste being applauded."
It was soon after this tremendous
triumph that Malibran heard suddenly
of the death of Bellini. She had
achieved some of her greatest successes
ln his operas, and she was personally
acquainted with him, and the two were
attached to each other. Tho event
made a painful impression on her. She
must have been something of a vision
ary, as most artists are, for she made
the sinister and sadly-realized remark,
"I feel I shall soon follow him." She
did, for she died Just a year afterwards.
those hulei the sand is distributed to
the stupes.
At u colliery near Liege, Belgium,
tho sand is slutted dowu with water
through six-iii.:!) pipes. At one coal
mine in Silesia 7,5UO tons of sand aud
debris nro seat tlown daily to fill tbe
In Western Australia, mill tailing Is
sent tlown into tho mines through shafts
from the surface. Tbe sand ip distributed by means of a belt-conveyor
placed on an old level running over the
Btopes to be filled below. Sand-filling
has been practised in the Western Australian mines for the last fourteen
years, bo may bo Baid to have tbere
passed tho Btago of experiment. The
cost ib stated to bo about 20 cents per
ton of ore extracted, which certainly
compares favorably with the most economical employment of timber in American mines.
If it is run in wot, tbo sand will
settle nud some water will rise to the
surface of the snnd and may bo drained
or pumped nwny, while some of tho
water will surely lenk away through
orevlcei In the bulkhead nud oven in
tho rocks. Anything that could cause
a mud-rush must bo cnrefully avoided.
Old worked-out mines aro often highly dangerous. When thoy are almost
forgotten tho ground nbove them wiii
sometimes cava iu, with disastrous results. It is not an uncommon thing in
nn old mining district to see n house,
or oven part of a town, that has been
wrecked by dropping into nn unsuspected and long abandoned tunnel beneath.
The ordinary preventive method used
in Amprlcatl mines is more or loss extensive timbering, bi)t this is never porfectly snfe, and even with regular over-
night it remains a constant mennco. A
method used in Kuropeau nnd Australian mining districts is tho filling of
abandoned workings with sand—a somewhat expensive method to Btart with,
but justified by tho fact that, once done,
no further thought need be given to it,
us it has practically become onco more
a pnrt of the solid crust of the earth.
The workings of what is known as
the Shamrock mine, in Westphalia, are
filled with snnd. These workings are
about 1,000 feet deep, and the sand iB
enrried 1.500 feet horizontally from the
shaft underground and deposited; at
nnother mine it iB enrried a horizontal
distance of over 3,300 feet. At the
Myslowitz colliery, 3,000 tons of sand
were dally sent down into the mine for
stope filling. In thiB mine one conl
scam Ib 8 to 21 feet thick, and another
23 to 37 foet, indicating that Band-filling Ib applicable to large as well as
small stopos. Tho snnd is ohtnlned
from a bank 20 ft. thick and 1,500 ft.
long, steam shovels being used to load
enrs, which are hauled to tho points of
discharge by steam locomotives. There
are two boreholes, ono TKO feet deep
the other 1,100 feot.   From the foot of
In considering tho civilization of the
earliest Americans wc ore apt to underrate their ability nnd progress boeauso
they achieved so much less than our
own ancestors in Asia and Kurope. We
must remember, however, that tlio nbil-
ity of a peoplo is measured not merely
by tba things which it aehiovefl, but
hy tlio opportunities which it possesses
nml the difficulties which it overcomes.
Through some happy accident our forebears not only cnn need upon tho discovery of iron, but dwelt in a Innd
whero the cattle were capable of beiug
domesticated and usod as beasts of bur-
don such ns tho fierce buffalo could
never become. Thero, too, tho wild
plants included those extremely useful
species, wheat, barley, and rice, much
moro widely adaptable and useful thau
the corn ami beans of America,
Consider for a moment what iron
means to us. Where should we bo il*
overy scrap of metal should suddenly
bo taken away? Supposo, too, that wo
had no cattle, no sheep, no horses, and
no domestic animals of auy sort except
tlio dog. How long would it be before
wo should be naked, and Bhould be
fighting for the veriest rags to keop out
thc cold airs of winter? How wo should
fight for every sernp of food, like veritable beasts! Tho strong, tho sly, or tho
crafty would survive; tho rest would
miserably perish. Our vaunted culture
would vanish iuto thin air bofore the
inexorable primitive needs of food and
shelter. We should scour tho mountains for Hint, wo should bruise our
hands in clumsy attempts to chip stones
into tools, and we should bo filled with
delight when wo found a stick of wood
well shaped for killing rabbits.
Yet iu the pnst how much tho first
Americans accomplished! Without iron
or any other metal they hewed caves
and images from the softer rocks, or
broke hard sandstone into symmetrical
blocks for tho construction of dwelling-
houses. Thoy felled large trees and
made them into beams, they cut pathways in the faco of tho cliffs, built
houses of many storeys, tilled tho laud,
and did all manner of household tasks,
such as grinding grain, weaving cloth,
and making pottery. Thoy raised their
structures to n height of threo or even
five storeys without the help of a single
implement which wo would call a tool,
and after a thousand, or perchance two
thousand, years somo of thoir walls
still stand. Crude us their achievement was, it was, if anything, greater
than ours, for they lived in tho dawn
of civilization, Who can sny how the
history of the world might havo been
altered had somo accident disclosed the
uso of iron to America ns well as to
Sometimes thero would bo a wild hog,
sometimes wild turkey, or a big, black
bird very much larger and moro delicious in flavor; but it was tho monkey
thot was tho standard diet for many
dayB. With seventeen able-bodied appetites in tho outfit, the noon hunt was
a necessity, and monkey the most accessible game. If there ever seemed to
bo a trifle too much, tho Tacaun crew
would rouse themselves during tho
night and have additional feasts, until
by dawn tho supply wns gone. On
sand-bars tbey would forago for turtle
oggs, and overy day they usually col
leeted a bushel or two of these. But it
was monkey that furnished thom with
tho greatest delicacy and tho keenest
pleasure in tho bunt.
Though monkey-shooting wns necessary and thero was for tho momont tho
thrill of skilful shooting, yet tho element of pathos dominated.
A clean shot stirs no thought,* but to
wound first, ns must hnppen in many
cases, gives n queer littlo clutch ot tho
heartstrings thnt can nover bo shaken
off. Tho little monkey, thc frightened,
hopeless ngouy of death stamped on its
tiny, grotesque feutures, dabbles aimlessly with little twigs nnd leaves, stuffing Ihem nt tho wound; sometimes it
feebly tries to get back among tho
branches thnt make his world, ntid, as
you approach, there is never any savage
snarling stand where he moots extinction with tho cornered heroism that
seems for the moment to balance tho
scene, Instead, ho pleads with failing
gestures of forlorn propitiation, and with
hoarse, cooing littlo noises, for tho ro-
spito that would bo far less merciful
than tho coup do grace.
smoked on a block of wood roughly
hewn to tho shape of a foot, lii ouo
eorner were a tew brown Jjohivhos of
rubber, which would be*" valued at
twelve to fifteen hundred dollars iu the
market, but for which tho picker would
receive from bis patron not enough to
free him from debt for hia past aud future supplies, meagre as they aru.
As we tied up to the bank, he antl a
boy helper had juBt gathered the rubier bup, and were busy smoking it. A
huge tin basin was half full of a whito
fluid that looked for all the world like |
a rather chalky milk; bofore it, in a
little pit, waB a tin arrangement something like a milk-can with an open top
out of which poured a thin, blue, hot
smoke; and above the pit waB a frnmn
ou which rested a round stick that bold
a globular mass of yellowish rubbor previously smoked und curod. The round
stick waa rolled over tho basin, a cupful of now rubber was ladled over the
muss as it wub rolled back into the
smoke, and thero held and manipulated
until tho whole surface wns thoroughly
smoked. Iu the thin, blue smoke it ut
ouce turned a pale yellow. Layer by
layer tbe bolacbo is built up with each
'ity's gathering of the sap, and months
Utter, when it is imt open and gradutl,
the history may bo read ia the successive layers; this day's sap was gather-1
oil in thc ruin, lhe paler, sourer color
showing that water had trickled dowu1
tho bark and into tho little cups; tho1
dirt and tiny chips show that this day!
wns windy;, and there, in the darker
oxidization of the layer, is revealed the
fact of ft Sunday, a tiesta, or n drunken
rest, boforo the succeeding layer was
Ab tho batalon of tho patron makes
its trip for collection, sometimes nothing will bo found but a gummy residue
of burned rubber, a rectangle of blaek
ashes where tho hut had been, and near
by the broken nnd mutilated remains of
tho picker; for the fooblo trade-gun
is only one degree better than tho enemies with which tho rubber-picker has
to contend. In such un event the patron curses the savages and, whon theso
losses become too frequent, may return
on a punitive expedition; for labor is
scarce in these rcmoto districts, and the
loss is economic, uot sentimental.
Farther down tho river Is tho bnr-
raca of tho patron, a largo clearing in
tho forest back from the bank of the
river. Hero survives feudalism, and
justico is administered according to the
rough standards of his submissive domain. Somewhere you will find the
stocks, with tho rows of leg-holes mooting iu a pair of great mahogany beams.
A pilo of chnin-nnd-bur leg-irons Iio 'in n
near-by comer, and a twisted bull whip
hangs from tbe thatch above. In an
open, unguarded shed boyond was piled
thirty thousand dollars' worth of rubber—it iB only n fraction of tho crop-
awaiting shipment, and in the early
moonlight we Bat with the patron himself, a barefooted, cotton-drcisod overlord who was scarcely distinguishable
from bis own debt-slnvoa. And he, in
his turn, wns in almost hopeless debt
to the commission-houses, who hold him
by thoir yearly advances in trado.
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Slowly tbo days passed, and it was
with tho most cheerful emotions that
wo nt last picked up the flrst signs of
the frontier toward which we were
working. It was only tbe shack of a
lonely rubber-picker, and the poorly
made hut was bare to tho verge of destitution. Near by there waB an uncultivated patch of rice, corn, yuccas, ban-
anus, antl somo tobacco-plants. Under
the cane bunk wns a pair of primitive
rubber shoes, made of the pure rubbor
mixed with a little   gunpowder,   and
All mothers can put away anxiety
regarding their suffering children
when ihey hnve Mother Graves' Worm
Rxtorminritor to give relief. Its effects are sure and lasting.
A Parisian Burgeon has bcen served
with notice of au action which torrillca
lt iB not the damages, which will un
doubtedly bo heavy, but tho fact that
his professional reputation is at stake
which makes the case so terribly serious for bim.
it nppears that a railway porter was
brought into tho hospital with un affection of tbo right arm which necessitated an operation. On recovering from
tbe anaesthetic, tbo unfortunate patient
was horrified to discover that it was
tho left arm, the sound one, which had
been cut open.
Tbere was nothing for it but to submit to a second operation, but for the
blunder from which ho hns suffered the
man is suing tbe surgeon.
All mon mako mistakes at times, and
surgeons, beiug but human, make a fow
of tho many blunders that arvmido.
Some little time ago an English lady
doctor was sued by a former patient
because, during nn internal operation,
a tiny sponge had been left behind in
tho wound, and had afterwards to be
cut out.
But this was nothing to the blunder
made by the French doctor who operated on a woman and accidentally left
threo yards of bandages withiu hor
hody. The mistake necessitated another
very severe operation in order to ox-
tract the dressings,\ and tbo lady recovered a thousand dollurs damages.
Another similar cuso comes from
Lyons, where au operator lost a ring
during hiB work, und found that he had
loft it inside the cut which ho had made
iu bis patient's abdomen.
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Hearing of tho efficacy of tho Itont-
gen rays for the removal of superlluouB
hairs from tho upper lip, a ludy applied
to a qualified doctor for treatment, lle
operated throe times, but, instead of removing tbo poor lady's mustache, the
only result wus that tho skin of ber
face turned rod and her lips swelled
She thereupon brought an action for
Iniuagcs, and was awarded tho sum of
A case which had a completely different ending was reported not long ago
from Paris. A well-known physician
hud a patient with a bad case of appendicitis. It was decided that an operation would probably provo fatal, so be
tried tho external application of ice.
This treatment proved successful, and
tbo man's life was saved.
But as a result of the ice remaining
bo long in contact with tho skin a
locnl gangrenous growth was set up,
and the patient ungratefully brought a
suit against the doctor for $10,0(10
damages. Ho declared that tho doctor
had been guilty of negligence in not ordering flannel to bo placed between the
ico and the skin.
Tbo court, on tho other hand, decided
that the doctor was not responsible.
One of the most extraordinary blunders ever mado by a medical man has
resulted In a man named Early bringing a suit for heavcy damages against
an American doctor living ln Washington. ,
Kurly was a worker in a pulp mill,
and noxious fumes caused an illness
which made his hands, feet and face
swell nnd become discolored.
Ho went to a doctor to ask what ho
had better do, and in tbe courso of the
consultation jokingly remarked, 'It
isn't leprosy, doctor, I hope."
The doctor loft bim and locked tho
door. After a whilo bo came back with
another doctor. Thoy examined Early
aiul sent him away in an ambulance,
under guard of two soldiers, who informed bim that no ono would ho allowed to como near him.
Ho wrote to bis wife and gavo the
letter to the doctor, who said, "I will
tell your wifo what is in this letter, for
nothing you handle will over bo touched
by human beings ngain."
He had been condemned as a leper,
and it wns not till a year afterwards
that his wife managed to provo that his
disease was nothing of tho kind.
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The "Empire" brands of Woodfiber and Hard wai.
Plaster for good construction.
The Manitoba Gypsum Co.. Ltd.
12S THS isLANbfcR, dtnttsfckLAUl)
Published  every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,  B.C.,
Islander Printing & Publishing Compnny
W, R. Duxn & Company, Proprietors,
\V, It. Dunn, Manager.
Advertising rates |iu'i>li.-lu'il elsewhere In tin* paper,
Sub^oriptinii juice |1,5U per yrnr, pnyiiblu in advance
The editor docs not  hold   hitnielf responsible for views expressed by
oorrespo ndentft,
What the Editor has to say,
At the meeting Monday evening the council took definite action
looking to the building of the cement sidewalk on Dunsmuir avenue, instructing Aldermen Beveridge and Coe to re-circulate the
patition. In view of the claim that some of the property holders
did not understand the petition, particularly as to whether the city
p iid a part of the cost or not, it is wise that the petition be re-ciru
The Islander hopes the property holders will sign the petition
but of course if they do, it must be with the understanding that
they are to bear the whole cost. A cement sidewalk would add
greatly to the looks of the street antl it would add immensely to the
value of property. Its influence on the future and growth of the
town can hardly be estimated.
There seems to be a feeling of doubt and uncertainty of late on
the part of property owners, a hesitation to keep up and improve
property- a disposition to lay down on the coal company. The coal
company can not make a town of Cumberland, probably would not
if they could, without being shown that there was something in it
for themselves. But, the coal company is a very valuable asset to
the town.   The Islander wishes we had several more like them.
The future of Cumberland does not depend upon the coal company. Its destiny lies in the hands of the property owners and citizens. It will be just what we make it. We are surrounded by almost unlimited resources- large bodies of as good farming land as
can be found in the province. We have large areas of coal, large
bodies of timber. All we need is development of these resources,
utilization, settlement of the land. All signs point to a huge immigration this year. Why may we not receive our share? Why not
organize a strong board of trade, a hustling publicity bureau? These
things cost, but no man ever got something for nothing.
We have excellent water, light and sewer systems; rail and
water transportation facilities. We start 1912 nicely with a new
$15,000.00 school building; a new $5,000.00 hospital and the completion of an up-to-date sewer system. Why not cement sidewalks
as well?
According to a communication from the Nanaimo city engineer
read before the council Monday evening, the average cost of a concrete sidewalk is $80.00 per lot, with twenty years time in which to
pay. Surely this would not prove burdensome to any property
owner.   It would put the town in the up-to-date class.
Should the property owners decide to put in the cement sidewalk there would be expended in Cumberland, with the school and
hospital, the sum of $35,000. Quite a tidy little sum of money. Everyone would get a piece of it and no one would be distressed.
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., ULD., D.C.L., President
ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manage*
CAPITAL, - $10,000,000    REST, -  $8,000,000
The Canadian Bank of Commerce extends) to Farmers every facility
for the transaction of their banking business including: the discount and
collection of sales notes. Blank sales notes are supplied free of charge
on application.
Accounts may bc opened at every branch of The Canadian Bank cf
Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive the same careful
attention as is piven'fo all other departments of the Bank's business.
Money may be deposited or withdraws in this way as satisfactorily at
by a personal visit to the Bank. till
CUMB  RL UNO BR ANO*.     W. T. WHITB, Manager.
Sometime since the Miner's Union of Cumberland brought
some work down to The Islander office. It insisted, of course,
that the work should bear the imprint of the Union Label. There
w is about $80.(10 in this job. The Islander did not have the label
at that time, but employing union printers and believing in organised labor being :i Union shop in fact, it looked for no difficulty in
obtaining the union label. We wrote Mr. VV. Neil), secretary of
the Allied Printing Trades, at Victoria, who is the custodian of the
label. We got no reply whatever, We wired him and finally got
him on the telephone, but he would not talk or give us any satisfaction. We guve the job back. This was under Mr. Segrave's
After the change the Miner's Union signified there was more
printing, but it was up to us to get the label. Our Mr. Dunn wrote
this man Neill asking for the label; that if any set form or rules
were required, to inform us, when we would comply with them. If
we were not entitled to the label, we wanted to know why. This
was February 14. To date we have not received the scratch of a
pen from him.
Now, if the Allied Printing Trades is organised and lives for
the advancement of trade unionism, The Islander is entitled to
that label. Our Mr. Dunn holds a card from the Victoria Typographical union. Our printer holds a card from Denver Typograph
ical Union No. 49, U. S. A. and has been 35 years a union printer.
If the Allied Printing Trades stands for the betterment of labor
through organized labor, then we want that label. If it is an organization of petty grafters, living like parasites on the great body
of Union labor, and the action of its secretary in our case would
seem to point to the latter, we do not want it and would scorn to
use it.
Will the Cumberland Miner's Union, who insist on their work
bearing the union label, investigate and see if the gentlemanly secretary of The Allied Printing Trades is playing "fair" or not.
The LnteRt and most Up-to-date Sewing
Machine on the market to-day, Sold on
Easy Terms wliich places it within the
reach of ull.
JepSOn  BrOS., District Agents
Nanaimo, B. O.
W. JI. iDunn, Fioeal Jtoprosenidliio
On Little River Road Five minutes wnlk
from school, postoffice and store. Ten minutes'
walk from beach. All have a Good Frontage on
a good government road. Land is Good, surface
Level, and'not stony. Price $40 per acre, Very
easy term.   '
The Island Realty Co.
------- pL aWDERTO
Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. 0°
, Fire, Life, Live Stock
All Kinds or Hauling Done
Flrsi Class Bigs For ie.
Orders Promptly Attended to
Pilsener Beep
The product of Puro Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
Bottled Beer Supplied to the Trade Only.
=s= Best on the Coast ss
Pilsener Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
BLANLFT3, Regular price *, 00 NOW *4 RO
BLANKETS. Regular price 4. "5 NOW  3 5o
FLANNELETTE SHEETa.sizPl->.l,re<? 3.00 NOW  1 flo
FLANNELETTE SHEETS.size 11-4, reg 1.75 Nnw  140
COMFORTERS, regular price 3,t O NOW  2 2b
COMFORTERS, regu'ar price 3 25 NOW  2 50
A Complete Stock of Furnitjre and House
Furnishings always on hand.
The Furniture Store'
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.O
Jb. <$. "§&. ^eabnett
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
Agents for E. & N. Lands,
Comox District.
H. H. M. Beadnell
Aim. i
"Leading Tobacco King,"
Better known ae
Dealer In Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco,
1%. Billiard Room iii connection
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
Tliird Ave., Cumberland
■i I
Grocers & Bakers
~)eilera in all kinds of Oood
Wet Ooods
Best Bread and Beer ln Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
i   :   :   CEIVED  :   :   :
Up-to-date Meu bant Tailor
The Club Cafe
Courtenay, B. C, Next Door to Opera House
White Cookine
and White Help Only,
Barrister,   Solicitor   and
Notary Public.
Everything First Class
The right place for a good square and
Painter and
All Work Done under
Personal Supervision
Orders may be left at
John Jack' store,
Dunsmuir Avenue    Cumberland
Twos Loihik No   11, I, 0. I), p.
Meets avery F iday evening h' 7 > cli-ck
in 1   0 0. K Hall.   Visiting brethem
Jam E  Astos. Skchbtahy
For The
Ends Session on Thurs
day Alttrnoon at
3 O'clock.
Victoria, B.C., Feb. 27'.—
At yesturdiiy evening's sitting
iif the legislature, Premier McBride announced that shortly
alter (triiiogatioii a royal commission would he appointed to
investigate lahor conditions
throughout the province, The
legislature prorogued at three
p. ui. to-day.
In jimiiitt.ee of the whole
on Air. Iliiyuurd's hill respecting employment agencies, Mr.
ilawlhoriilhwaite moved in
amendment that hefore anyone
could he granted a license to
operate an employ ment agency
f r females he should first obtain a certificate signed by the
mayor or by two justices of the
peace. He explained that his
reason tor offering the suggestion was that in many places,
institutions of this kiud were
simply agencies for the wliite
slave tramc, and he wished tu
guard against it.
The amendment was carried,
as was also a fill ther amendment by the member for Nanaimo, making the limit of the
tirst tine for infringement of
lhe act uot less than $10, ur
more than 11 (JO, for the tirst
olfellse; or ill lieu not more
than three mouths' imprisonment.
Q. H. AB/EOm
At Bert Aston s
Dunsmuir Ave   : : :   Cumberland
Original Ow ers of this wbole tcwnsite. Write
me for information and prospectus. Also some
good reliable lots in Victoria, South Vancouver,
and Courtenay      LOCAL FARM P.iOPi'.RTY
New C. P. R. Terminal.
F. E. F. BISCOE, Agent for the
| - |
m&   Oflices next Royal Bank, COURTENAY, B. C.  MSI
,-...,., .'ism
Di trict < f S.yw»rd
T*ke noiio. ihnt Bai It -l>-•■••* i Nw.w
WeHtuiiiistt'i, H C. luuihennxii. ii luiiU
to Mpi>ly fur p*-i-inii*'i -ti to pii-clumt the
followiim di'MOriiiuil Ui ()-:—
Ooiiiiii'D inv a* h put pliin id 211
ulmiiia N rth «f Tiiub i L cuum* N-> 407HO
thuu e wtai -0 ulittimt; lliui c<- litilth -0
clmin-; ihtinc wesi 20 chu h; theucr
imrth 20 chain*; thuuett *eii 20 o'lni-m;
»hence nurlh 40 chttilM. ilirm-e uhh> 'Ji*
uhKiM uinre*r leaa t'i tlm hhuro nf D w
PwtHuu Calm Chtntifl; hi<ce Mlu.tii.tf
fchoM ill in ■ S"ii'lw'».*'eily riirttottmi it.
plice * f ci'iimi. nc-iim't.  c<i lr*flliut{ 200
Dated J.nua-y .10 It 1012
E iu U  Hi b ii k    gent
N4YWAHD I.ANP DlflTHlCT* T>>«t> fof nf 8»y-
w»Mi:—Taki* nut teu lhat John (le >w
Mardy nf C >urteimy, B. C. t>00U|Mt1im
a il'M' hour, iiremU tn apply foi permia-
*.on tupurchaRH th.' following dt<aotiMl
Uiidi: Cnimnt.,"citijf ar a post pUn.ett hi
thf N hank tif Cmnbrrrv l»ku and at thc
SE ftntnur ot Timber Limit 30612 theme
VV 40 chaina; thenre S 40chain*-; thence
E 20chaina: thence NE 40chain* In pnint
nl cwmni'iictMneM and containing 110
acrui inuru ur leaa.
.ToHNnFORnB Harpy
I) ited Jan. 14, 1912. U«uiiia)d Ut within
waid — Take tinUeu thai M^ruaret C-tr-
within nf Sandwi, k, It. C. ocoilpftt'ioii
widow, intend* tu apply fnr putniiaainn
tn pinch ao the Mlnwiugduacrihed land<-:
Ouiiiii em-ing at v putt planted nn tin
n rth ba< k nf Tr in Uke and about one
mile went from lhe SVV cn ner uf Timber
Limi' 37470 ihence N 40 chaina, thenoe
VV 40 d hai us, thenee S 40 uliaina tu the
in.rth bank < f Tmut Inke; thenre alniig
thu Mirth bttikuf Trout lake E 40 chaina
tnp< inr of uniniiii-nceineiit and containing
100 acrea mure ur leaa.
Maruakkt Cahwithkn
Di ed Jan. 11 1012. KegiualdCtiwi.hen
Dlotrlct of May wanl.
Tnke notice (hut Gaorge Hilllatu Carwithen, «>f
rianilwtclc, li.tv, ucviipattoii cat pun ter, hiiuiu'a u*
a|i|ily fir punulMteii io imrchiut' tlio fitllowltig
iIuhviIIhhI IhikU: -I'cHJim'iiciiK; iitu ,u>M pl.nilui al
tln-S JV i'intit)i u( iimlif* iilmiHUH6tJ, Ihctlt'ti Wttt
50 cIiuIiih; tlieiicu noutli 4(1 cliaiiiaj tli• mv t»wl tH)
thenct- nu ulli -jn ili.iiiiH; iiiriiin imnl 211 ihiifus:
tlii-iiiv tlortli mi I'tiiitiia <<> point of coninionceinuiit,
ami u>iitaiiiiii^;lni iirrcs imnv nr |wa-
liKuiiUK VVll.lilAM CAKWITtlBN
lii'tiiimlil C'tirwiiliuii. nm'iit,
1 i»tml January I8U1; hm-j.
lliHtrHuf .-.lywunl
Take notice that Ilenrv IVudw Carwtthon, »f
SiiiHluiik, lit'., occupation farmer, ItiteiuUtoap-
ply for punniti-loii to purchaM) th'1 followltiK tleA*
1'iii.eii landa:—t'uiiiniutwiug nt n post nlntucd nt
tlieN.W, cornor of Tinitmr Limit \%$. thonvouorth
P0 cliuins; thonco fltwl 00 chaina; thunce iiouih SO
I'lmiiiH; thi'iiiM wi-m i;m i-lidiiis to point of nimuiciii'u
incut, and contuimnK -IKO aorea murti or led*.
Ilt-Kiutilil Carwithun, agent.
Dated Januury 13tli, imi
Dlatrlct of Sayward
Take notice tlmt ALKliKli Join CARWITlUN, of
Sandwick, B.C, ocovpation farmor, liitetiila to apply for perinlHHioii to minhase tile followitiK deH-
crllMMl larida:- Cutumotioliig at a pout planted at
ttie N K corner of Titnbei Limit 4()T7i. tlieucvuor li
40 cliains; thence weat 40 chaina; Unmet, nortli 40
cnnins; thence wont -*o chaina; t Wmv Minth m I'lmiim
iliein'e emt 211 chnlnn; thenoe muitli 'jo cltulna;
thonoienal 40cliahin to point of- camniviiveinoiit,
ind cniiluiuiti)! 280lWnW move or IftOi,
AlphROJuIIN Cauwitiikm
It'-Kiiiali. ' atwlthun, agent.
Dated January 13th, tuis.
DUirlct of Saywaad.
Take not i.n- that Mallei Htinly, of Coiirtenay. R.
0,, oiTiipatiou iiuiMled wouiiin, liitcmlH lo appl.
for oeniii-Miim io piirchwa the foUonlnK ileaorllK'il
IhmIh;- Uoiinnenolug al a pnal plnnted at ihe N K
i-oauer of TIiiiIht Lfuilt 80011, lliemv Hiilllh Ni
eliainn; iheiieeeaat 10chain*;tlionco imrlh BOclialita
tin-lire west   in HmiliH  to   poin- of I "IllllH'll .'chii'llt,
mid coilldlnltlg 3Macrei none m U>**.
Mahkl llAitnv
Ri'uin.ild Carwllhon, agent,
Dated January 14th, um.
S4rwutn i.imi nisiutrr
Dlttriet of sayward
Take notice that llerlieit llowarlh Hale*, of 1.
tlmiii, Kim . occupation iteutlemaii.hitendii to apply
for permission to purehime the follrm inK dencrlbu i
Und1*; •Cotntltenchlg at a pout plnnted on the north
hiink <if Trout Im\*o v nd at the 8 W corner of Tlm-
her Limit S7470, Ihence north 20 chain*: thence west
HO chflluit; thcnCQ aouth to the bank of xnld Trout
Uke SO shtdnai thocto along bank of *aid Tout
uike eaat ho chain*, lo point of combencontent,
ami containinj; HH) acre* mure or tean.
llBttimitT HnWAllTit iUn s
lutled Jnn. Uth,*tOU    Reginald Carwithen agent
District of Sayward
Take notice Mmi   Louiaa Marlon Woodcock, of
London, Kng.. occupation tdagli. woman intends to
apply for pentidulon Ui pnrohtwe die following de
■crlhod Itiiida;—Cninnioticlngot a P'^t plautuil ou
1,, imrlli bank uf Tiout t/ikn,   and   J f,
lilt loi weat frum 'he S \V 0 thor of Timber Limit S7470, theuce imnh 80eh»in*;
thonoo west 80 chaina; thenco eolith   80
chains; tbence eaet 80 ohaine t<< poin   of
oiiiiiiiciicuiui'iit, und conlftiiiitig 040 aorei
inureurluaa.   Louisa Maumn Wuuih?ock
Uegiliald Carwillion, agent
Datod Jaftuary Uth, 10ia,
Sayw.ud L.nd Diatliott
Disti'u* nf Siyward
Tnke nnt ioe that C. eurue Robert B.ica
of U- urti-iniy, Il C , ' com at imi realeatate
aueut, itlttttidt tn apply f< r permiaaiinn tu
p ncliaie the fnUowinKdefOiibvd lands:'
Cn.unlenuiiiti at a poat plotted at 1 he S.
B. onruyr • f Timber Limit 40775; thence
nurth 80 ctiainx; thence caa 40 chains;
thei ou »i uth UO ohaiiihj tlience went 1J0
chain-; thetiou ai.ut.h 20 ohains: thence
weat 20 chaius, tn p iut nf cmnmeiice*
ment, c.-iiUiniiu' ,'ltKI acrea mote ur leaa.
Ki^imtld 0>inritheii, agent,
D.tcd Jin. 13 li, 1912.
Sayward Lu d Diatrict
Dim liet of S yward
Take untie - th it L uiaa S. plua  Ba'ts,
nf Sandwick,  H.C, • cciipa i>>n,    niaiind
wmiiHii, in euda tu Hpp'y  f--r peun'aainii
tu purchase the fiJInHingdeaciibud lands]
Oumineiic nu at a puat planted at the  N.
E.   corner Timber Limit 4077-r». tlience
ii'Tih 80 chain-;  ihence  eaat 20 chaina;
thence south 80chain*-; thence   wcat   20
chaii s tu pnint uf   cuinmencement,   and
duiitailiiiig 100 acrea mure nr leas.
Loiisa Sophia Bates
He/tnald OarAitbeu, atjent.
UatedJinusr>13ih, 1912.
Sayward Land Diatrict.
Diatri t nf Uay wai d.
Take m-tice ihar R. yiimld  Carwithen,
of Sandwick,   B C , 1 coupat.inn,   fanner,
intends tu apply  f<*r peiiniaamn tn pur*
ohaae the following  deat.nbtd   lands:—
C'tiituencing at a pmt planted at the N.
E.'cottier nf T mber Limit 40775, thence
tmrth 80 chaina; thence wuat  8> chains;
tbence smith 80 chain*;   thence east 80
chaiiin  tu  p int of rniimii'iioainuiit,   mid
I'untaiuii'i (U0 «crua umre ur leas.
LU:uinaM> CakwitiIRN
Dated J.nuaiy IJ h, 191^
S.Htvanl Laid Di trict
Dial riot -if Sayward
Take notioe that Chiutian Carwithen,
nf Sandwick, B.C., uccupttiuii carpenter,
intends tu apply fur pcrmisainn tn  pur*
chase the  fnlluwing   dosuiihed   lands:-
Cnnimui cinif at a pmt planted at the   S.
W.   c**rner   of P.R. 2800, thence nnrth
20 chain**; thence wo t 80 chain**; theuce
a ut.;   20cbaini; thence eaat 80 chaina tu
pnint. uf cuinineiicomeiit and  cnntainin,:
KtOacea more ur leaa.
Chkiktian Carwithkm
Reuiuald Caiwithen, agent.
D'lted J-muarj ISlh, 1912.
w^. Sayward und i*ij*thmt.
Dia'He of Sow .rd.
Take notice that Mu\"ue' Bluhtn Cir-
wilheii uf Sandwick, B. C, nccupatimi
so-gin wntnan in'otitis to apply f-r per-
miaatuti tu ptirch tie. tbe f.-lluwinu du
act ibt d landa:— C-mmeiicitiu at a pusr
planted at the nmat muitherly cid uf
Ur»uberry lake, thenc E 80chains; thenco
S 80 ebaina; thence W 40 chaina; thence
al"tig the hmmdarynf L>t '-iti, Savwnrd
District, iu a general nurth and weat di
ri'Ctinn, tu a pi int diioKniitb nf the i> int
•>f e* mmenccmeiit, ihei ce due n* rth 'o
tbe pnint uf commencement and cm tain*
iug 01.O acres mnro >>r lias.
Maroarkt Bi,; hm Cahwithkn
Dated-Jan. 14, 1912, Reginald Car wil hen
'AVWAUD land DISTRICT, Diatrict nf Sav
w-iid —Take n.dice that Kdith Wilson
nf Lytham: E*g., nccupatimi manid
w man, intend* tn apply fnr p- rmtaiun
to punhaae the fulluwingdeacribid lamia
Cninineuciiig at a pi st plan'ed abnut
nne li *lf miiu E frum aniith Innk uf
Trmit lake and ab ut nne mile smith
tr* in (he moat northerly end nf Trent
lake, theuce amith 80 chains th* nee K
40 1 haii.s, thonce N 80 chains, thence \V
40 chains tn pnint of ccntiin ncemen*
and Ct uti.iiiing 320 acrea nmre nr lea
Dated Jsn. 11, 1912 Reginald Car
witheli, A^ent.
SAYWARD t.ANi" niKTHii"r, Diatriot of Sayward. T ke imi ico that Kdith L cey
Bates uf Lytham, Kng,, nccupatimi wid-
uw, inteinla tu apply fur puruiisaiuii lu
I di re base the following described lauda-
C iniuencii g at a punt planted un lln
a nth lnt' k nf Tmut lakoagd abuut tw>
111.lea 1 rmu ibo m al imrtheily end uf saw
lade, tbence E 80 chains, Ihence N 40
cluu a. tbence smith along bank uf said
lak 8u chainu In pnint of commencement
and containing 80 acrea mure nr leas,
DU-d Jan. 11,1912 Uoyinald Caiwitben
Ag ul.
SAYWARD L4ND DISTRICT,  Diatrict tif Say
ward — Take Duties that Harriut Jane
Baiiibridge uf Lnudmi, England, uccupa
tlun single wuuiati, iutuiida tu apply foV
periuissioti to purohaao the fnllnwiug described lands* Commencing at a pmt
planted mi ilio N |i*i.k uf TruUt Ink*, aid
about One mile fr 111 thu umst southerly
und nf aaid lake thence along tlu bank bf
said lake southerly 80 chaina, teeuuuNW
80 chaina, theiiCu K 40 chaina to pnint ol
commencement und containing 100 acie-
mure nr leaa.
Harriet Jank Bainbridok
Dated Jan. 11,21,1912.Reginald Carwithen, Ageut.
Decorator, Paperhanger
All Work Promptly
...Attended to...
Residence, Penrith Avenue
Cumberland,    B. C.
ReprMtmtinv Tbt Oris. A, Fletcher Cu.,
Nitntimo, B.C.
Order, Ut st T.K. Date's Store promptly
at'und-'il to.
Notary Publio, Conveyancer. Eto.
Diitrict ngent The Mutual Life Auuranoe
C nipsiiy uf Canada.
Fire Insurance. Accounts colleeted
FOR SALE- U uip. 5 rooms, priee |650
FOR SALE-Hnuso.   7   rooms,   Piicr,
11000 00. Termieaah
Nuw h.use.   including  two  full aizud
1 its, price 11200
Uut. in ceiitrn uf oi'y, price J12M caah
Apply, E. W. D1CKLE.
.i » 18
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this office not later than
10 a. iu, on Thursday.
Mn. Simma will give letaoiu un the
P'anu at her h uie in .leruialem, formerly
owned hy Mr. .t trnea Stewart, un and
•liter Mnuday, Match 4th—until then in
Camp as osunl.
lint. O'i, ymi Munt Piu!   At thu Cum-
liiliin.l Ciifu,    Tliu kuat iii town. Th<
plimu wliere Uunio uin.it- bread is iol I
Third 3t A Penrith Avenue
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
The fittest hotel in. the city.
New Material and
Better Equipment
Means tbat all work ran in;
turned out much more satisfactorily to the purchaser of
gond printing, both as regards
punctuality aud appearance,
We mean that we Are prepared
to do all kinds of job printing
such as Billheads, Letterheads,
Statements, Envelopes, Ladies'
and (!cnth-men's Visiting oards
etc., anil all kinds of Blank and
Ruled forms, etc , and have it,
ready when promised, and gunr
antee a good job in appearance
and finish,
Cough    Syrup,    Tablets    and    Sprays
Sicken tha Stomach  But Don't
Reach   the  Germs  of  Catarrh
—Hence Thoir Failuro to
To cure un ailment in the throat or
chest, to rout out Catarrh or Asthma,
it is essential that the medicine be
conveyed direct to the affected parts.
This is why no other remedy has
achieved such world-wide success as
Catarrhozone, which ulone can be
breathed in one second to every air
ceil in the breathing organs. The
healing vapors of Catarrhozone mix
wilh the breath and descend through
the throat, down the bronchial tubes,
to the deepest air cells in the lungs-
all purls are saturated wilh the rich
piney essences lhal ease, heal and
Catarrhosone has entirely displaced
the old-fashioned remedies, such as
euugh syrups, sprays, tabids, and se
dative powders. It conluins nunc of
the opium, chloral, and drowsy narcotics BO commonly found In liquid
cough and catarrhal remedies,
"No ona ever contracted a more ob-
stinato r.ttack of nasal catarrh than I
suffered a month ago," writer. Mr. G
E. Root, a well-known residsnt of
Bridgetown, W.I. "My head ac^ed
terrifically, | sneezed about every
three minutes, but still my nostrils
were entirely closed and I couldn't
breathe through them. Ten minutes
inhaling Catarrhozone gave me a little
relief, so 1 continued to use Catarrh*
ozone every hour, and before the day
was out t had improved. Catarrh*
ozone quickly cured me. I am well
ever  since."
There is no remedy as certain and
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N.Y.,  ant,  Kingston,  Canada.
A "Wheeling, West Virginia, lawyer
says thut he lias heard many queer
verdicts In his timo, but that the
quaintest of these was that brought in
not Inns ago by a jury of mountaineers in a sparsely settled part of that
Thla was the flrst case for the majority of the jury, and they sat for
hours arguing and disputing over it
in the bare little room at the rear of
tho court-room. At last they strangled back to their places, and the foreman, a lean, gaunt fellow with a superlatively solemn expression, voiced
the general opinion:
"The Jury don't think that he don«
it, for we allow he wa'n't there; but we
think he would have done it ef he'd
had the chanst."
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suffice for the world's consumption for
many years to come.
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She (at the football match): "I
think I'm beginning to understand it."
He:   "That's good!"
She: "ls that the referee standing in
the  goal?"
• «   •
Tho Victim: "lf you call this time
to-morrow "
Tho Canvasser (hopefully): "This
lime to-morrow, sir?"
The Victim: "Ves—1 shall be out"
• •   *
Young Lady of the House: "You
know we are going to have a dance
in a couple of weeks, and you will have
to show wnat you can do."
Prospective Cook: "Shure, mum, Ol
can only dance tho polka an' tho Scottish reel, but 01*11 do lhe best Oi can."
• •    •
"How did you ever como to marry,
old man? Thought you'd determined to
stay single?"
"1 had; but I was Introduced one
day to a girl who had determined
never to marry, and our thoughts
seemed to harmonize so completely
that—well, we married each othur."
• •   *
One of the worthies In a Fife village
happened to be working In his garden
with a very small spade, when a neighbor came on tho scene and remarked,
"Mun, Jamie, that's a gey wee spade
ye're working wi'. Wa laddies have
bigger spunes for suppln' their par-
rltch wl'."
Without  glancing  up,   "Jamie"   replied, "Ma mannie, I dlnna- winder at
it when I see their father's mouth."
The conductor touched the passenger on lhe shoulder. "Ticket, please,"
ho said.
The passenger was one of those facetious persons you sometimes encounter in your travels.
He winked at the man sitting next
to him, held out his ticket to the conductor, and at the moment the latter
was about to luke It he pushed out his
forellnger Instead.
The conductor seized the finger,
punched a hit out of it absent-mindedly,  ;  .d  passed on.
• *    •
"What Is he so angry with you for?"
"I   haven't  the  slightest  Idea.    We
met in the street, and we were talking
just as friendly as could be, when all
of a S' *den htf flared up and.tried to
kick me."
"And what were you talking about?"
"Oh, Just ordinary small talk,   1 remember  ho  said,   'X  always  kiss   my
wife three or four times every day.'"
"And what did you say?"
"1 said, T know at least a dozen men
who do the same,' and then he had a
• *   *
Pat O'Shaunessy had been told by
the doctor that he could live but a
few hours, and his wife and assembled
relatives and friends asked him whether there was one last wish he would
like to have gratified?
"There ia," said Pat, "I'd like to hear
the village band play once again,
Accordingly the village band gathered. When at last it had played, "Say
Au Revoir But Not Goodby," and had
taken ita own departure, Mrs.
O'Shaunessy, kneeling at her husband's bedside, asked:
"Can ye die alsy now, Pat?"
"Yls," replied Pat. "I can die alsy
now. Hell has nothing worse than
,*    •    •
Reginald de Koven told at a musi-
cale In Chicago a story ln praise of
modesty. .
"A group of tourists," he satd, "In
Bonn visited Beethoven's house. One
of the tourists, a girl of twenty or so,
sat down at Beethoven's piano aud
played the 'Moonllgut Sonata' none too
well. Beethoven's own work, in his
own room, rfn his own piano! When
the girl had finished she rose and said
to the old caretaker:
" T suppose lots of famous musicians
have been here and played on this instrument?'
" 'Well, miss,' the caretaker answered, gravely, 'Paderewskl was here last
year and his friends urged him to play,
but he shook his head and said: 'No, I
am not worthy.'"
• •   •
The librarian was ln a severely critical mood.
"Too many books at the present
time," he said, "are written solely to
sell. Their authors try to make us
think that they are producing literature, but they can't fool us. They only
fool themselves. The men might produce literature If they wuuld just put
n lillle more sincerity Into their work,
but, as It ls, Ihey remind me of Jake
" 'You're workin' very hard todny,
Jako, mo son,' said a friend. 'How
many hods o' mortar, In the name of
heaven, havo ye curried up lhat ladder
slnco startin' time?''
"'Hush, mo lad,' snld Jake, with a
wink. 'I'm foolln' Ihe boss. I've carried the same hodful up and down all
day, and he thinks I'm workin'.'"
• •    •
Thero Is nn awed darky who has a
stand outside one of the Washington
markets, where he disposes of the produce lhal he brings from Virginia several times a week. Not long auo he
delivered a pair of dressed chickens
to one of his customers. She was In
lhe kitchen when lhe chickens were
brought In, and, womanlike, shivered
a hit when she saw the headless fowls.
"I should think you'd never have the
heart to cut the heads off those Innocent chickens," she exclaimed, Involuntarily.
"I does hate to do lt, ma'am," said
"\ had terrible pains in my head.
My appetite faded away and when I
did eat anything it disagreed and
made me very sick for hours after
each meal. The active pains in my
stomach and the dizzy headaches I
had to endure almost set one wild
Sometimes attacks came on so severely that I had to go to bed. 1
would feel so worn, depressed and
utterly miserable, that for hours I
wouldn't speak to my family. My
system was poisoned with wastes
and nothing helped me till I used Dr.
Hamilton's Pills. Without this grand
system-cleaning remedy ! would be
sick, but each day brought me better
health and spirits. I was cured and
made strong, ruddy and healthy looking as one could wish, and will always
use and recommend Dr. Hamilton's
"Westport,  P.O."
Thousands who are in an ailing, low
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No Asthma Remedy Like it.—Dr. J,
I>. Kellogg's Asthma Remedy Is distinctly different from other so-cnlled
remedies. Were this not so It would
not have continued its great work of
relief until known from ocean to ocean
for its wonderful value. Kellogg's, the
foremost and best of all asthmn remedies, stands upon a reputation f oun'lod
In the henrts of thousands who have
known Ita benefit
the darky, "but 1 manages to git
around it in a way."
"1 chops de chickens oft de heads."
«    *    *
Evidently the local bank had been
party to an embarrassing incident, for,
over the cashier's wicket, In fresh
black letters, hung the following,
"Honor thy Father and thy Mother,
but not a Stranger's Check."
• #   #
A German general, on Inspecting his
troops at the close of the war, addressed them thus:—
"Now, my children, we can once
more get seriously to work. The pastime of war is at an end, and drill
must go on regularly as heretofore."
• *   •
"Gil Tedge showed me his new book
last night, and asked me what I
thought of it."
"Is it good?"
"No. The only attractive thing about
it Is the design on the cover."
"What did you tell him?"
"I said I thought it was bound to
• •    *
Great Lawyer: "I am tired to
Sympathetic Wife: "You look tired.
What Is the matter?"
Lawyer: "I've been making my
speech for the defence for three daya
now; and, tired or not, I'll have to go
on with it tomorrow and perhaps the
next day."
Wifo:  "Can't you cut It short*"
Lawyer: "Not until the Jury have
had time to forget the evidence against
my clienL"
• •   •
A party of Fife miners were on a
trip to Edinburgh recently, and one
of them got a little the worse of liquor
and had the misfortune to lose the
train home.
He wandered about the city till a
late hour. Arriving at the Castle, he
commenced hammering at the gates.
Who goes there?" shouted the sentry on duty.
"Jock Brown," replied the miner.
"What company?" asked the sentry.
"Fife Coal Company," was Jock's
• #   #
Addison Mlzner, tho well-known
New York first-nighter, told, at a
sliidio supper, a prominent business
man's experience,
A chandelier fell !n the night In his
house," explained Mr. Mlzner, "and tn
the momtng at breakfast lie said to
his wife with a laugh:
"'What did you think, my lovo, whon
you heard the chandelier fall in the
dead silence of the night?'
"i thought, darling,' his wife answered, 'that you had beon detained on
business again nnd wero getting upstairs as quietly as you could.'"
• t , *
The teacher had given them a poser
that day. In the grammar lesson the
question had come up as to whether u
hen sets or sits. Telling the children
to find out the next day, the teacher
dismissed the question until later. The
children asked their parents, they discussed It pro and con, and the whole
neighborhood was interested. Then
snme one put the question to Uncle
"Billy" Lawson.
"Well," ventured the old gentleman,
"that question ain't bothered me much
so far. Whnt has always been queer
to me Is, when a hon cackles, has she
laid or lied."
Shi Ions Gun
A youthful attorney from New England, who hung out his shingle In a
North Dakota town, wus for a time
hard put to make a living there. He
was continually exercising his wits to
the utmost lo see that "nothing got
away from him."
One morning, as he sat tn his office
wailing the coming of a man who had
promised to pay a certain fee, there
came a summons for him to go to
court. Before departing, he placed
this notice on his office door:
"Out for an hour. WH) be back
soon. Been gone ihirty-tlve minutes
Feeding fine flavors into meats is
easy. Not so with vegetables and
fruits. Breeding new or more intense
flavors into them is a much more complicated and expensive process, requiring yenrs of hybridizing and selection.
Fortunately thero is an endless variety
to i-linose from. While the ruthless
slaughter of game is steadily reducing
lhe number of animals available for tho
table, the governmental and private
vurioty-inakers are adding every yoar
to tho list of CUllnary vegetables and
fruits. A contury ago there was only
one grape, "the wretched fox-grape,"
that found its way to our markets.
Thoro were then no cantaloupes, no
tomatoos—for whieh thero is so astonishing a craving In thus country—no
rhubarb) okra, cauliflower, egg-plant,
head-lettuce, asparagus, artichokes, or
iiumy of the other vegetables now listed
in tiio catalogue of our seedsmen.
While we havo now a much greator
variety, most of tho vegetables and
fruits we eat are capable of groat improvement In succulence and flavor, and
it is in this direction, even more than
in the creation or Importation of now
kinus, that tho way of progress lies.
The future of eating lies largely in the
hands of the men who are giving our
vegetables and fruits "a college education," as Mark Twain would say. Tho
greatest of these is Luther Burbank,
who ls likely to become the patron
saint of epicures. Tho horticultural
expert, Professor Bailey, of Cornell
University, nfter remarking in one of
his books' that in 181)2 thero wero 878
varlotloa of apples offered for snlo by
nurserymen, expresses his doubts if ono
of thom was the result of an attempt to
produce a variety with definite qualities. Now, it is right hero that Bur-
bank differs from most other experimenters who have givon us'now or improved varieties. While they trusted
to chance, ho liad in his mind in advance what he wanted aud, like Kdison,
kept on experimenting till ho got it.
He has produced, to cite his own words,
"several millions of new fruits . . In
tho constant effort to eliminate faults
ami substitute virtues." Only the very
best of these, of course, were saved for
further improvement. He has created
somo entirely new fruits, such as the
pluincot, the ancestors of which were
a wild plum, an apricot and a Japanese
plum; but of even greater gastronomic
importance is the improvement ho has
effected in the flavor of many familiar
fruits and vegetables by selection and
hybridizing. The Burbank potatoes, for
instance, have a richness of flavor as
agreeable and- unique as his Patagonia
strawberry, which can bo freely eaten
by those with whom the ordinary acid
berries dissgree. HiB new varieties of
cherries, plums, prunes, antl diverse berries are equally tempting to epicures.
While Mr. Burbank also breeds for size,
beautiful color, form, and keeping and
shipping qualities, he puts flavor at the
head of the list, knowing that without
it the other qualities aro a delusion.
He would never have sent to the market
certain showy, but insipid apples, pears,
and peaches.
Plant-breeding for the benefit of epicures is now being carried on on a large
scale by private growers and also by
Government experts, among whose most
notable achievements are tho tungelo
and the ei trim go, the one a combination
of grapefruit and tangerine, the othor
of thc common sweet and tho trifoliate
orange, Burbank, who has shown, what
seeming miracles can be accomplished
in this direction by breeding, for example, tho odor of a Parma violet into
a scentless calln, urges plant-breeding
on all who have tho opportunities therefore, because of the fascination of tho
work, its benefits to health, and the pos*
sible useful results.
be remedied depends largely upon the
possibility of bringing these distances
between the feet back to the normal,
which can be done provided lhe fault of
an open or close locomotion behind is
not a matter of a faulty construction
or conformation of the hind quarters,
ln all excessive approach of fore and
hind feet and their consequent inter'
Terence we ahould not entirely work on
the hind feet, but ahould also consider
the fore feet as being somewhat responsible for too great a backward extension and vicious curves of motion.
For instance, trotters that paddle and
pacers that hit thetr knees ure both
subject to such an Interference with
the hind feet. The remedies for cross-
tiring are mainly obtained by modifying the inward curves as In the previous defects discussed, and by controlling or rather by developing the
hind action by shoes that bring about
slightly more elevation and backward
extension of the hind legs,
• • *
Tho fundamental idea underlying all
the remedies for tho defer ts in gait is
to counteract the wrong direction of
motion by a correction which hns moro
or less the effect of sending the leg in
an opposite direction. Thu directions
taken to inside ur outside are due to
either a badly leveled hoof or to a
'crooked leg, and tho directions forward
or backward depend on the length ot
.too and tho angle of tho foot, lt i's
i much more dillicult to control tho side
'motions than it is to restrain or in
crease tlte forward and backward ex-
tonsions of the legs, because of the rigid
j position of the joints. All equine loco
j motion is, however, very complex and
what hinders the straight directions of
tho legs will also more or less influence
the extensions of the legs, ln nil our
'endeavors for tho Improvement of a
'gait wo need a lot of time in order to
j allow the tendons, ligaments nnd muscles to accommodate themselves to the
changes made. Hurry nnd many changes following close upon each other aro
not only dangerous but will cause much
confusion both in the mind of the horse
ami of tho man. Again, remedies ure
either permanent or temporary, and an
'analysis of the subsequent gait becomes
necessary in order to find out definitely
| whether they aro to bo continued or
abandoned. When thc defect iu gait
lean bc laid to a structural fault of the
leg, shoulder or hip, due to a faulty
direction of tho joints, nnd theroforo
also of the intermediate bones, a remedy may become permanent to counteract that direction, but if a defect wns
acquired through faulty leveling of tho
foot or wrong shoeing, a correction
either in the paring of tho hoof or in
the shape or tho weight of the shoo
will  soon  remove  the   bad  habits ac-
With the Horses
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Petit Rocher, Gloucester Co,, N. B.,
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"My heart troubled me all the
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which please send me two large 50c.
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quired. In such a case the remedy-will
again have to be adjusted to the result*
ing change so that no damage be done
by retaining the original remedy too
long. In other words, by sueh a correction a gradual change was brought
nbout in the tissues of the muscles and
tendons, and as those tissues supply the
necessary strengthening, the gait will
be changed for thu hotter. In all such
Investigations of faulty galls some sort
of proof is nt all times necessary to
show the origin of the defect and tho
offoot of tho applied remedy. Without
such n proof in blaek and white ns the
\ arioii' measurements of tho distances
bolwoMi the four foet furnish oue can
nevei uo fully convinced of the correctness or tho Qffoctlvenosi of tho remedy.
A vicious outward direction of tho
cannon bono due to a wrong or obliquo
arti'illation of tho knee joint will result in tho "toeing out of the foot
itsolf. Tho "pointing" of the foot
hero consists of tlio toe's direction being iu a line departing from the
straight lino parallel to tho general
line of motion of tlio horse. That is
to sny, tlio foot will travel in an in*
ward curve toward the other leg. The
remedy lies in widening tho instance
between tho two fore feot by slightly
raising the outside half of each foot,
nud liy causing nn easy breakover on
outside too ol! shoe. For that purpose
the outside web of the shoo may be
beveled or rounded and n bar or two
calks mny bo set townrd outside too.
This outside breakover will somewhat
force tho foot to '' too in'' slightly,
thus counteracting the outward direction before observed and usually resulting in a much reduced curve toward the
inside. The angle of tho foot ns it is
set down on tho ground is not so outward and the breakover appears on tho
soil ns coming less at tho inside and
moro at tho outside of the toe proper.
Making tho shoo a littlo wider or oven
heavier on tho outside will bring about
less sinking iu nnd henco a more elevated position of foot, and a roll on the
outside toe and toward heel will ulso
help the intended breakover thero. The
simple principle involved in such a
enso is thc reduction of the inward
swing of the curve resulting invariably
from n breakover at the inside of tho
too. Of course in all cases tho paring
of tho hoof is fhe first thing to attend
to, and here the lowering of outside
toe, leaving tho outside heel, and again
lowering tho inside heel nnd leaving
tho inside toe, will in itself aid in giving the foot and leg a better direction.
These manipulations require delicacy
and unless such is applied the changes
had butter be mado in tho shoo itself
after trimming the foot down to a perfect level.
Mnclyn Arbuckle has a country place
nnd likes to regale his friends at tbe
Lambs' Club with wonderful stories of
fnrm life, and whenever he begins to
talk on this subject is always assired
of nn interested coterie of listenors. Recently he begnn a discourse on his
fnvorito subject. "But," he concluded,
'•during tho laat summer a largo number of my hens stopped laying." Marc
Klaw "fell." "Whnt was the cause*"
he anxiously inquired. Mr. Arbuckle
siriloil and answered nonchalantly:
Many inherit weak lungs, nnd as
disease usually assails the weakest
point, these persons are continually
exposed to attacks of cold and pulmonary disturbances. The speedy use
of Bickle's Antl-Consumptlve Syrup
will be found a preventive and a protection, strengthening the organs so
that they are not so liable to derangement from exposure or abrupt atmospheric changes, Bickle's Syrup ls
cheap and good.
The same kind uf Interference that
occurs In trotters—namely: the injury
sustained by hind und fore on the same
side—takes place in the pacer between '
the  fore  and  hind  of opposite sides,
henco the name cross-llrlng." Inwnrd
curves of motion are generally at lhe :
bottom of such Interference, and only
by closely observing the angles whieh
the   feet   make   on   the   ground   with i
referenee to tho general straight  lino;
of motion of the horse can we arrive
at anything like the real cause and a
probable  remedy.    Besides  lhls  lliere
may exist nn excessive approach of tho
fore  and   hind   In   their  motion   from
sido to side; lhat is, there Is tuo mueh
roll from side  to  sldo In  lhe pacer's
motion.    In tho trotter tho hind  feot
are usually wider apart than the fure
feet, while ln tho pacer the fore feet
usually   nro   farther   apart   than   the
hind feet.    Now a good many defects
ln either gait are due to an excessive
separation  of   the  hind   In  the   trot
and   to    an    excessive   approach    of i
the    hind    In    the    pace.     Another
common   fault   In   speedy   horses   is ]
an excessive forward extension of the I
hind legs, asd this, together with the j
above   defect,    produces   aggravated
cases of speedy cutting and of cross-
firing.   Whether such Interference can
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Owing to no muck unfavorable weather, many farmers over Western
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Duping the Magistrate
(By John J. Freschl)
"You will soon become callous; all
magistrates do!" prophesied a well-
meaning friend—an amateur sociologist and settlement worker. He said ll
regretfully. "The constant parade of
erring mankind before the magistrate,"
he expounded, "invariably bluntB his
capacity for sympathy with human
misfortune. You will become a skeptic. Your consideration of human frailties will cease to be analytic ur.d become purely mechanical."
As a young law student freqjonting
the courts, 1 held the sumo Idea. It
prevails generally. Now 1 know that
where Justice errs once through Judicial carelessness and severity sho
errs a hundred times through misdirected sympathy and leniency.
Thu magistrate does not harden. On
tho contrary, he becomes super-sus-
ceptlblo to the fear of misjudging, of
arbitrary harshness. True, nfter ho
has been duped u fow times, severity
of demeanor may seem to grow upon
him. This Is often but a moro subterfuge intended chiefly to deter those
who would play upon judicial credulity. Unfortunately, it falls of its intent.
So recently that the recollection slill
smarts, n young girl was brought beforo me. She had beon arrested in the
company of fallen women well known
to tbo police. The charge against her
was the usual one. The detective testified unequivocally as to her unlawful
actions on tho streets.
Now this young girl was pretty and
refined In appearance and demeanor.
Hor sobs and lamentations were pitiful enough to soflen tho heart of n
court clerk, lt was nil a horrible mistake ! Sho had become acquainted
with the women at a matinee, not suspecting their true character.
It ls a serious thing to place nn Ineradicable stigma upon' a young woman who may be innocent; and tho
manner of this girl was convincing,
So, Instead of sending her to jail forthwith, as I might havo on lho evidence,
1 continued the hearing that sho might
send for her family.
Thus the white-haired lady came to
court. She was of the type that your
heart goes out to—tho visualization of
your Ideas of benign motherhood. Her
hair was severely parted, her black
dress radiated respectability, her soft,
anguished eyes peered through old-
fashioned spectacles.
Tremulously, whllo the tears trickled
down her cheeks, she explained that
she was the prisoner's mother. Amid a
storm of sobs she declared that there
had been sume awful mistake. Her lit
tie girl accused of this awful crlme!-
this loving child who scarcely ever left
her side? Hor old heart was broken
Glvo hor her darling to tnko home and
protect from the cruel world!
Sentimental reasons aside, thero was
this to be considered—that even If the
girl had deceived her old mother
and made a Ilrst misstep she would
bo Immeasurably better off In the care
ot this loving, watchful old woman
than ln prison among tho dissolute of
her sex.
And now I nm waiting—yes, waiting
patiently for the day when that saintly
old mother or her Innocent darling
child shall come beforo me again!
A. probation officer has given me
grounds for such u hopo. Himsolf
deeply affected, ho, with benevolent
Interest, did some further investigating. Too late, he unearthed some Illuminating facts.
First, ho learned that the young girl
had boen iu the clutches of lhe law
several times before. Second—and lhls
wns the poignant sting—he discovered
that tho saintly, white-haired "moth-
, er" was not her mother at all, but n
notorious siren of earlier days who
at Intervals now worked the sympathy
game, and I strongly suspect that sho
had appeared for many "innocent
daughters." The uplifting "home Influences" to which lhe girl returned, It
transpired, was a notorious resort, said
to be ono (if tho most degraded In
New York.
It might be argued that ono or two
Buch experiences should put tho magls
trate nn his guard. They do so far
as similar cases are concerned. But
the most successful games are never
similar. Always It is something
new lo take you unawares and jog
your bump of sympathy; nnd what
makes the trickster successful so often
Is that In tho ceaseless, hurried grind
to keep the court docket clear, It Is
Impossible for lho magistrate to Investigate ench case exhaustively.
It must not bo concluded that nil
thoso schemes are intended to secure
leniency. Indeed somo of tho choicest
and most Ingenious ever leveled at u
magistrate havo an entirely different
Into the Nlghl Court ono ovoning
there stalked a fall, middle-nged man
of beneficent appearance. He looked
to be what ho said he was, a student
of sociology and a worker for tho uplifting of unfortunate humanity. His
tongue wns silvery, his manner Bincere,
He secured a sent beside the magistrate, from which vantage point he
viewed the proceedings with sorrowful
interest. It was Haturday night and
the many drunken prisoners seemed to
affect him particularly. Tho sad shaking of his head and his ejaculations of
pity were incessant.
Then suddenly he seemed overcome
by pent-up emotion.
"Your honor," he said, hoarsely, "this
affects me terribly. It Is horrifying
to contemplate these human beings going lower and lower ln a path tbat
will inevitably lead to their destruction. They are victims of a malady;
they cannot resist temptation. Fining
them or sending them to jail does no
good—will never do any good. They
Bhould be treated as sick men, not
punished ns criminals. Tho whole system should bo reformed. Ah, If one
could only find the way!"
Here he paused to wipe away a furtive tear; and the magistrate, whose
own personnl views were rather ln accord with this reasoning, bent his ear
Presently the philanthropist started
as though tmitten by a sudden inspiration. "There is a way!" he ejaculated.
"A way to demonstrate the truth of
this theory—to force it homo to our
lawmakers. And your honor can bo
tho one to help In a great cause for
humanity. Uptown there is a noted
doctor who hns studied lho drjnk evil
and who has discovered a way to cure
most drunkards, 1 have heurd of his
success. Within the next few days
pick out ten of the worst cases of
drunkenness that come before you and
put them In my charge on probation.
I will seo that they get this medical
treatment, and I wlll guarantee to pay
all tbo bills."
Suffice to suy that my colleague did
exactly as almost auy magistrate
would have dono. Within the next
few dayB he sorted out six or seven
particularly "horrible examples" and
turned them over lo tho benevolent
gontlemun. A comfortable glow of
righteousness exalted his honor. He
spoko modestly, though frequently, of
tho part ho was playing In lho greal
And thon, alas, on tho following Sunday lhe bomb burst with the nppeur-
ancc of somo highly Illuminating advertising In all tho newspapers. Dr.
So-and-so, who "positively cured the
liquor habit," was tho perpetrator. His
method, he boasted, was admittedly so
infallible that lho authorities, aftor Investigation had accorded It official recognition. As proof was the fact that
Magistrate So-and-so was oven now
sending confirmed drunkards to his institution in order that they might bo
restored to self-respect and usefulness.
Tho result of magisterial benevolence in this caso was not widely dissimilar to thnt which followed the
visit of a certain playwright to a
downtown court ono afternoon. The
letter of Introduction he bore, which
set forth that he was in search of
local color,v secured lilm a welcome
from the magistrate. llejlrank In tho
proceedings with obvious Interest.
It was on the threshold of winter,
which not only produces a heavy crop
of vagrants, but at lhe samo time Influences their commitment for periods
that wlll assure Ihem escapo from exposure nnd starvation. The playwright descanted with pitying philosophy upon tho social and economic
system of our vaunted civilization
which denies strong and willing men
work and offers them no alternative
but imprisonment.
"Your honor," he said, finally, "this
touches me. If you will Impose light
fines upon these offenders, 1 will pay
lhe fines and guarantee to secure them
employment. I will bind myself to
support them until they get work."
It cost him $15 for fifteen thankful
men; and, beforo he loft, the playwright submitted to an interview with
the admiring court reporters. The following morning every paper in town
carried a praisoful story of tho benevolence of So-and-so, whose lutest
play, treating of the hardships of tho
lower classes, was then running at the
  theatre.     And what of the pro
inlsed work for theso men? Simply
this—with tho press work thus properly launched, it was a mighty telling
bit of advertising to have those fifteen saved vagrants parading up and
down Broadway with banners advertising the attraction.In question.
Perhaps the most subtle and effective game that ever came to my attention had to do with a young woman
arraigned on tho charge of shop-lifting. Sho was lady-like, dressed ln
clothes that had boen cosily but wero
beginning to show signs of wear, and,
what was most convincing of all, sh-?
told hor story without tears and protestations of innocence. Her demeanor, rather, was of defiant hopelessness,
and this accorded with her explanation.
Sho had stolen the few trifles, she
admitted, because she was desperately
in need of money. Wo could send
hor to Jail, she didn't care. In fact,
sho would bo glad; her agony would
bo over. Thon she gave a dry sob.
Laura would bo taken care of anyhow! Laura, sho went on, would have
to accept public charity now; nnd it
was best because sho, the prisoner,
hadn't been able to provide for her.
Much magisterial bewilderment.
"Who is Laura?"
Then camo tho pitiful explanation,
tho moro convincing because thoro waa
no striving for offeot. Lnuru was
hor Hlster. Thoy had come to New
York to earn tholr living, and Laura
had been taken sick, and then this
one had Inst her position. Tholr
money had given out a weok ago;
luckily lho room ronl was paid fn advance, but thero was nnl hing for food
nr medicine. And so, In desperation,
tho prisoner had gnno out, dalcrmlned
to Bell her soul, If necessnry, In order
to spuro her loved slstor suffering.
Thu address she gavo was a fow
blocks distnnt, nnd a court oflicer was
dispatched to investigate He came
bnck convinced. Thero was a girl In
bed In a miserable room. There wero
empty medicine bottles about, und sho
was trying to eat some stale bread dip-
pod ln milk and crying for her slstor.
Of course the self-sacrificing heroine, after making restitution and upon
the complainant's request, went free,
this being possible because the shop
representative, who was coughing suspiciously, not only declined to prosecute, but also promised the prisoner
Immediate employment.
Less than a month later, two shoplifters were brought before the same
magistrate. One of them was the
heroine, the other the invalid Laura,
now radiant and buxom. They had
been nabbed together, so that there
was no forlorn sister at home to lay
the onus on. It has always been a
puzzle how they set the orlglnnl scene
so effectively, unless it was that ono
nt a distance saw the other arrested
and hurried home to her prearranged
It might seem Impossible that a robust  young  man  should     offer such
plausible excuses for begging that he
could work upon the emotions of a seasoned magistrate. And yet it is often
done. One case in particular comes lo
The prisoner wns well dressed and
intelligent and his slory was pitiful
and probable. He was the victim of
a trickster, he said. A stranger had
engaged him In Chicago, charged him
an employment fee, and sent him to
New York to work as a chauffeur.
Thero was no position for him, he
found, and as his money was all gone
he had been begging to get enough
for food und lodgings to sustain him
until he could find an opportunity to
work his way back home to his young
Letters seemed to bear out his statement, and his manner was so unaffected nnd convincing thnt the magistrate
dismissed tho complaint, gave the sufferer a couple of dollars, and told him
to come back Inter and he might be
ablo to direct him to employment.
"He'll never como back," said a pessimistic court attache. But he wns
mistaken. The youth did como back
a COUplQ of days later—In the clutch
nf a policeman. Ho had stopped the
magistrate In tho street, nnd, not recognizing him, hud begged for money,
telling nn entirely different yarn calculated to wring sympathy from a
lt Is not alono the low class offender
who attempts to impose upon the
court. For Instance, thero was the
slick game of tbe automobile scorcher
which nut only effected his own dis-
chaive, but set a new pace In the
bizarre excuses whleh the speed fiends
are forever advancing.
"See here!" ho shouted truculently,
presenting a card, "I am a physician,
I was on a sick call where a few minutes might mean the life of my pat-
lent. And, sir"—this to tho officer—
"if that child dies, you shall bc hold
; He was discharged undor suspended
sentence nnd hurried out, not perceptibly mollified. Tho papers had the
story next day, of course, when forward came thc physician whose name
had been used, declaring he knew nothing of tho Incident. Tho first story
gained wide publicity, but the correction did not. Thus for weeks afterward thero was a constant supply of
strange-looking physicians arrested
while on emergency calls, who found
their stories moro or less direful In result to themselves.
They still tell of a resourceful Irishman of bibulous propensity, who, over
a period of months, continued to hoodwink the different magistrates sitting
In an eastside court. He was paid
overy two weeks and as regularly used
to get rip-roaring drunk, which invariably landed him in the police station.
Always he was tearfully penitent; and
always close at hand thero was a snivelling boy of about ten with a child
little more than n baby, also snivelling in sympathy.
"If ye slnd mo away, Judge," the
mnn used to plead, "or fine me heavy,
It's the chllder, hero, ns'U suffer—thlm
and the poor wifo at homo with the
sick baby."
Invariably he promised to reform, Invariably ho was discharged by the
sympathetic court, and invariably he
was back again In two weeks.
Then one morning, immediately after
he and the offspring had trooped out,
there arose a terrific uproar in the
hallway. Investigation showed the
boy stamping about, crying, nnd also
cursing, In a veritable whirlwind of
fury. The erring father, ho bellowed,
was trying to sneak oft without paying him his money. This led to the
illuminating disclosure that the
"father" was not his father at all—was,
In fact, a bachelor who boarded in the
neighborhood. He had permanently
retained tho youngster to come to
court whenever he was arrested, and
as a fee for tho boy posing with his
llttlo sister as the prisoner's offspring,
ho hnd beon paying a quarter each
The mothor and child combination in
the courts is not a new thing by any
moan nnd yet seldom does it "-ork
so potently as In a case I have in mind.
The prisoner, a young woman with a
babe In her arms, had been arrested
for begging. As she sobbed out her
talc everybody ln the court-room began to sit up and fish for a handkerchief. It was the story of a scoundrel who had deserted his young wifo
and baby. There was no roof over her
hend; for two dnys she had been without food; tho baby had survived only
because It nursed at her breast. She
had begged, yes, that she might get
a crust to sustnln horself and thus
keep life In the babe. She wanted to
llvo for its sake, otherwise she would
have sought rest In the river.
The magistrate frankly mopped his
eyes and proposed a colloctlnn. Almost everybody in court fought to get
to tho hat. That poor woman carried
away enough monoy tn keep her a
A weok Intor a woman vagrant wus
brought Into a different court to which
fhis magistrate had been moved. She
tugged a child nf five by-the hnnd;
Sho was befuddled wilh drink. It was
the same womnn, but her hourtrcndlnr
slnry was different. This time the
tuun total of her collection was a workhouse sentence.
These cases, offered as proof that
Imposition Is practised with some degree of success, prove, too, that the
welispring of mercy docs not run dry
In tho heart of the magistrate. He
Is human; stories of mlsfortuno that
play upon tho heart of the layman have
their effect equally upon tho Judge. II
is far better, one must admit, thnt
thoso whn preside over our tribunals of
law should—even at the risk of being
duped occasionally—reflect sympathy
rather than cynical scepticism.
So, after all, though it smarts at the
lime to he exploited, the magistrate
can alwnys soofhe his rasped feelings
with the thought that It ls bettor to
err toward mercy than toward undue
The annunl prizo of $1,000 thnt was
won Inst year in Paris by Mile. Au-
doux's "Mnrio Claire" has this your
been awarded to M. Louis de Hobort's
"Roman d'un Malade."    lt is a curi
ous feature of the award that the jury
must be composed of women, presumably that the women's view may bo expressed. But it was made evident that
the jurywomon were not insusceptible
to male Influence. The award to M. do
Hubert was speedy and unanimous, uud
the jury then set themselves to the more
accustomed occupation of tea and toast.
Suddenly from tho inner depths of a
voluminous mull' appeared tho corner of
a sheet of yellow notepaper, and thero
is only ono literary man in Paris who
uses yellow notepaper, aud thut is
Pierre Loti. li the lady who thus divulged her secret had supposed that she
was the only one to be favored with a
canvassing letter iu aid of M. Loti's
friend sho was speedily undeceived.
Sheets of yellow notepaper made tlieir
uppcurnnee upon every hand, mid it be-
camo evident that M. Loti had loft
nothing to chunce uud that he had made
this appeal to overy member of tho
There aro people, ns Is welt known,
so peculiarly endowed that If they look
steadily Into a crystal, a bowl of waler
or any substnnco with a reflecting surface, they aro able to perceive ln it
pictures of persons, places und other
objects, and frequently with great distinctness. The common tendency has
been to look upon this ability us Indicative of somu superhuman action.
As soon as scientists began to scrutinize crystal hallucinations it was noted
by lhom, nine times out of len, lhe Images in lho crystal represented memories ln the seer's mind, albeit perhaps
memories of occurrences only subconsciously experienced. So true Is this
that we find one member of the
Society of Psychical Research, a
lady who has deliboraloly cultivated the gift of crystal gazing for
the purposes of scientific investigation,
often having recourse to the crystal to
recover forgotten memories of more or
less importance to her—names, addresses*, eto.
When sho Is successful the desired
memories come ln tho form of vivid
hallucinations, the nume or phrase of
which sho is In search appearing in
the crystal in bright letters against a
dull background. Or the desired information may be conveyed by means
of a picturesque symbolism, us ln the
following instance:
"One day I had boen seeking a medical proscription which I had failed lo
find among my papers. After looking
in many places, likely and unlikely, I
concluded It had been accidentally destroyed, and dismissed the matter from
my thoughts. Some hours later, without having consciously thought of my
search meanwhile, I was occupied with
tho crystal, which, after presenting me
with ono or two pictures, suddenly
showed a paper which by its color and
general appearance I recognized as the
ono in question.
"On further inspection, however, I
observed, without being able to read
the words, that tho prescription was
In the handwriting, not of my doctor,
but of my friend E. As I havo never
yet found any crystal vision to be absolutely without meaning, or deceptive
in any particular, I resolved to follow
up this indication In the only way
which occurred to mc, and finally found
my lost prescription accidentally folded within ono of E.'s letters, where it
had remained, I have reason to believe,
for more than four years. I may add
that E. Is a very frequent correspondent; that this particular letter had been
preserved quite by accident, and that
there was no possiblo connection of
ideas, either of time or place, between
the two documents."
Nothing could Illustrate more impressively the tenacity of the human
memory. It is clear that the crystal
gazer, Miss Goodrich Freer, perhaps in
a wholly absent-minded way, had slipped the lost prescription Into hcr
friend's letter, where it had lain for
years without hcr having any conscious
remembrance of the fact. None lho
less, in some obscure recess of her
mind, she retained a distinct memnrv
picture of Its hidlng-pluce; and in Cue
course,' her conscious search having
stirred into activity tho subconscious
recollection, this memory picture was
projected for her as a symbolical hallucination.
Most animal foods can be improved
by feeding desirable flavors into them.
Kongo chickens fed on pineapples are
said to be a morsel fit for the gods.
Cunvnsbnek and redhead ducks, which
feed on the "wild celery," aro now for
millionaires only; but "celery-fed"
barn-yard ducks are appearing ln markets, which shows that the lesson Is
being learned. Grouse aro best ln
blueberry season, and the flavor of all
game varies with Its feed. Tho well-
known poultry expert, T. F. McGrow,
says that somo whn grow turkeys for
a fancy market glvo them chestnuts
and eclery-seod during the hist fow
weeks of fattening. Such feeding, he
atlds, Imparls a pleasant flavor, which
makes tho meat worth from nlno to
twelve cents a pound moro In tho market than that nf ordinary turkeys. Yet
"tn grow the host Is quite au easy und
hut little more expensive than to grow
thc poorer gnules, and the profit gained
Is almost double.
Hero Is a fact of tromendouH Importance, economic as well as gastronomic.
It implies that lf thc principles set
forth in this article were applied by
all those who raise animals for the
market, families of moderate means
would be able to eat the choicest meats,
for the fancy price would go down
while the funcy flavor would remain.
The old Roman epicures knew that fine
flavors could be fed Into animals. Lu-
eullus and Apiclus had avaries in
which thrushes and blackbirds were
fattened for their tables on a paste
made with figs, wheaten meal, and
aromatic grains; but such things
were only for the very rich. Whal
we want, and will promptly get If we
Insist on It, are delicacies for the million.    •
There wns an Irishman who lined up
his family of seven gigantic pons, nnd
invited liis caller to look nt tliem.
"Ain't they tlin flno boysf" inquired
the fnther. "Thoy are," agreed the
visitor. "Tho finest in tlio world!'
exclaimed the father, "And I rilvvei
laid violent hnnds on any of them ex
cept in self-difinso."
Ghosts? If Not, What
Some years ago an Illinois physician.
Dr. J. G. W. Entwhistle, living in one
of lhe Chicago suburbs, was hurrying
ono morning to catch a train for thai
olty. As he" crossed a street he saw
approaching him an acquaintance, once
well-to-do, who had ruined himself by
drink. Dr. Entwhistle, glancing nt Iiim
us they met, noticed that his clothing
was torn and his face bruised, and thai
there was a cut under oue eye. He
noticed, too, that the other kept looking steadily at him with n "woe-be-
gnno, God-forsukcn expression." Had
he not been ln sucb u hurry ho would
have stopped and spoken to him, but
as It was he passed him wilh a nod.
At the station Dr. Entwhistle mot his
brother-in-law, and said, while thc
train was drawing In:
"Oh, by the way. I just saw Charlie
M.. and he wns a sight. Ho must have
bcen on a terrible tear."
"I wonder what he's doing in town,
anyway?" commented the brother-in-
"I suppose he was going to see his
"Not a bit of il. She won't have
hi in around."
'l'hen the subject was dropped, and
mulling more was said about it until
after they had reached Chicago. Both
men, as it happened, had business al
the Grand Trunk Pacific Hotel nnd
went directly there from the train.
They were met by a mutual friend who
had a copy of the Chicago Tribune in
his hand.
"Hello," he greeted them. "Did you
know that Charlie M. Is dead? Here
is a notice ln the paper, stating that
his body is al the morgue. He was
killed In a saloon fight. The paper
hasn't got the name quite right, but
from the description it's Churlie sure
"But he can't bo dead," said Dr. Entwhistle, aghastt "for It was only a few
minutes ago that I mot him on the
street in Englcwood."
Nevertheless, lt turned out that
Charlie M. was dead, and that his
body had been taken to' the morgue
several hours before Dr. Entwhistle
thought ho saw him In the Chicago
suburb. Moreover, on inquiry it was
learned that tho clothes worn by him
when he was killed and the marks on
his face "tallied in every particular
with tho description givon by the doctor."
Quite a similar experience occurred
to Harry E. Beeves when he was choir
master at St, Luke's church in San
Francisco. On a Friday, about threo
ln lhe afternoon, Mr. Reeves was in an
upstairs room at his home. He had
been working on some music. Wishing to rest for u few minutes he threw
himself on a lounge, but almost immediately an unaccountable Impulse led
him to get up again and open the door
of his room.
Standing at the head of the stairs
he suw Edwin Russell, a member of
his choir and a well-known Sun Francisco real estate broker. Russell had
promised to call on him the following
day to look over the music for Sunday,
and Mr. Reeves' first thought was that
be had come a day earlier than Intended. He advanced to greet him, when,
to his amazement and horror, the figure on the stulrs turned as if to descend, und then faded into nothingness.
"My God!" gasped Reoves and fell
A door below was hastily opened,
and two women nnd a man ran to his
aid. The women were llis sister and
niece, tho man was a Mr. Sprague, a
relative by marriage of the vicar of
St. Luke's. They found Mr. Reeves
seated on the stairs, his face white
and covered with perspiration, Ills body
"Uncle Harry!" cried the niece.
"What In the world is the matter?"
Reeves was In such a panic that ho
cnuld hardly speak, but ho managed to
"1 have seen a ghnst!"
"Whose ghost?" Inquired Mr. Sprague, with a skeptical smile.
"The ghost of Edwin Russell."
Instantly the smile loft Mr. Sprague's
"That's strunge," said he, "that's
vory strango. For as these ladies will
tell you, 1 camo to consult with you
regarding lhe music of Mr. Russell's
funeral. Ho had a stroke of apoplexy
this morning, and died n few hours
Consider also this statement by the
Reverend 0. 0. McKcchnle, a Scotch
"I was about ton years of ago nt the
time, nnd had for several years been
living with my grandfather, whn was
an elder In the Kirk nf Scotland and tu
good circumstances. He was vory
much attached to mo and often expressed his Intent inn of having me
educated fnr a minister lu (he Kirk.
Suddenly, however, h8 was seized with
an illness which In a couple of days
proved mortal.
"At tho time of his death, and without my hnvlng any upprchcnslnn nf
his ond, 1 happened to be at my father's
house, nbout a mile off. I was leaning
ln a listless sort of way against tho
kitchen table, looking upward at tht
celling and thinking of nothing in particular, whon my grandfather's fact
appeared to grow out of the celling, «u
Ilrst dim and Indistinct, but becoming
more nnd more complete until It seemed in overy respect ns full and perfect
as I hnd ever seen lt.
"It lookod down upon me as I
thought, with wonderful expression of
tenderness and affection. Thon It i.ls-
appeared, not suddenly but gradually,
Its features fading and becoming dim
and indistinct, until I snw nothing but
the bare colling. I spoke nt the lime
of what I saw to my mother, out Rhe
mnde no account of it, thinking probably It wns nothing more than a boyish vagary. But tn about fifteen or
twenty minutes after seeing tbe vision.
i boy camo running breathlessly to
my father's with tho news that my
grandfather hnd just died."
Of a somewhat different order, buf
even more remarkable, ls an experience
reported by un Englishwoman whose
name, for reasons thut will become
obvious, it would bo Improper to give.
With her husband sho had recently
moved Into u fine old mansion surrounded by a charming park, with a
broad stretch of lawn between the
trees and tho house. The place had
fur many years beon the home of a
family of ancient lineage.
One night, shortly after eleven
O'clock, when Mrs. M„ as 1 shall call
her, had gone up to her bedroom, she
thought she heard a moaning sound,
aud some ono sobbing as though in
great distress. Mr. M. was away from
homo, tho servants slept In another
part of tho house, and she was quite
alone except fur a friend whn had
come to keep her company during her
husband's absence, and to whom she
had suld gnud nlgbt only a few moments before. Bul being a courageous
woman sho resolved to make an Investigation and soon located the sound
us coining from outdoors. Tiptoeing
over to a window on tho staircase landing she raised the blind and cautiously
peered out.
Below, on the lawn, in the pale glow
of the moon, she saw an amazing scone.
A mtddieaged man, slern of face and
wearing a genernl's uniform, was
standing menacingly over a young
girl who, with hands clasped In anguish, was on her knees beforo him.
At the sight of his hard, unrelenting
expression, Mrs. M.'s one thought was
not of fear for herself but of pity for
the unfortunate girl,
"So mueh did 1 feel for her," she
said In narrating tho affair, "that without a moment's hesitation 1 run down
the staircase to tho door opening upun
lhe lawn to beg her to eume ln and
tell mo her sorrow."
Whon she reached tho door the figures of the soldier and the girl were
still plainly visible on the lawn, and
ln precisely tho same attitude. But ut
the sound uf her voice thoy disappeared.
"They did not vanish Instantly," Mrs.
M. explained, "but more like a dissolving view-that ls, gradually. And I
did not leave tho door until they had
Months nfterwards, when calling
with her husband at a neighboring
house, she noticed on the wall the portrait of a distinguished-looking man In
a military uniform. At unco she recognized it.
"That," sho told her husband, in an
undertone, "is a picture of tho officer
1 saw on the lawn."
Aloud she asked:
"Whose portrait is that?"
"Why," replied her host, "it Is a portrait of my uncle, General Sir X. Y.
He was born and died ln the house
that you now occupy. But why do you
ask?" ,
When she had told the story, her
host explained:
"What you say ls most singular. For
It ls an unhappy fact that Sir X. Y.'s
youngest daughter, a beautiful girl,
brought disgrace upon the family, was
disowned and driven from hnme by her
father, and died broken-hearted."
Jt is a beautiful legend of the Norse
laud. Ami lias was the village blacksmith, and under thc spreading chestnut trcekjn, Ins village smitliophjken
stood. He the hot iron gchnmmered
and sjhoii horses for fifty cents all
round please, llo mado tin hjelmcts for
the gjodds and Btovo pjipe trousers for
tho hjeroes.
Mimir wus a rival blacksmith. He
didn't go in very mueh for defensive
armor, but he- wus Lightning on two-
edged Bjswords and cut-and-slash svj-
cutlnsscs. He made chyjeoso knives for
the gjodds, and ho mndo tlio greut
BJBVSStnsen, an Arkansaw toothpick
that would make a freo incision clear
iuto the transverse semicolon of a east
iron Ichthyosaurus, and never turn its
edge. That was the kind of a Bhjairpin
Mimir snid ho was.
Ono day Atnilins made an impenetrable suit of nrmor for a second-class
gjodd, and put it on himself to test it,
and boastfully inserted a enrd in tlio
Svensska Nordordjrftyiskjkanaheldespl-
ytdenskgnrodovusaken, Baying that he
wus wearing a suit of home-made, best
chilled Norwuy merino underwear that
would nick tho unnumbered saw teeth
iu the pot metal cutlery of the ironmongery over (lie wny. Tlmt, Atnilins
remarked to his friend, Bjohnti Bjrobin-
ssson, was the kind of n Bdjucckk ho
When Mimir cpelied out the card next
morning he suid, "Bjjjl" and went to
work with a clmrcoul furnace, a cold
anvil and the new isomorphic proccHS,
and in a little while he camo down
sfreet with a sjword thnt glittered liko
a dollnr-store diamond, uud met Amilius
down by the new opera house. Amilius
buttoned on liis new Rjitrmnr nnd snid:
' If you lutve no hereafter use for
your ohyjeese kjnlfe, strike!"
Mimir spat on his hands, whirled his
skjword above his head nnd fetched
Amilius n swipe that seemed tu miss
everything except tho empty air,,
through which it softly whistled. Atnilins smiled and said "go on," adding
that it "seemed to him ho felt a general
sense of cold iron somewlicre in the
neighborhood, but ho hadn't heen hit,'*
"Shako yourself," said Mirinir.
Amiiins shook himself and immediately foil into halves, the most neatly
divided mun that over went beside himsolf.
"That's where tho boilermnker was
away otT in his diagnosis," snid Mimir,
ns ho wont bnek to his shop to put up
the price of cutlery (IS per cent, in all
lines, with an unlimited advance on
specinl orders.
Thus do we loam that a good action
is never thrown away, and that kind
words nnd patient lovo will overcome
the harshest natures.
"I don't fooi able to do any work on
my novel today," said the writer to
his wifo. "I have n fever, and mv brain
Is sadly muddled."
"In thnt ense T wouldn't try to writo,
dear," coed tho sympathetic spouse,
don t attempt any brain work today." THK IsLANDEft, CtJMRERLsm), ?..(*
fc> 4'S. sTi>. Ks&SS «7i>..vi. I i':«i. 'i, 'i' i fi*. i ii>. .Vs u^Sfe <i" i-.'i i" it's* A ^ \'; .*
.\:-i DA
J: uri) if li ino Establ is It in e /(t
s tS_>VA'i
\*w$. w p|t@lHi9'&p^PT^ ^
§umfierfcm6 @afc.
UICH'.IUIIS & JACK. ITtipikt ir».
When you want a gocd choice meal cooked to
ths Kir g's taste give us a call     ....
The Big Store
Our new range for Spring
is here, and is the largest and
best assorteu of New and
Dainty Designs ever shown
Come in and Look Through
our Sample Book.
Wn fell nothing l.ut STAUNTON'S, Thu I'est to bo bud.
PHC33-153. to $1 per Roll
il k CO., Ll
AilvertUfmenu mirier thii lieud I u-tit, l troril
l ittm; m>iill! in advance.
KOR SAIjE—Ono   lij x 8i   biunorn
iniicle by tin linn of Skinner  iV  C.'., -t
L Imi. K .«., H>wiiliiii>iy one i.liln. bi<m
• •u iim iimikiii. Mittlu Fmni SpHniftli Mn-
li"l<Hiiy, B'>liil Itiiitht'i'litlliiwi>, d'lithlu bv
ruimiiiti ti-vt-rsiliii' IkcIi, i-isumid f*ll frm; .
r ok -nl pinion fiioin, 2 (1 II. uliilim, :!
Mil Hah Intnl. nn.l Ul .\ « Pevklim A
Raymond BK 1 -ni.
Also h 41 x t',_ mull tfiflij cktnum, Bulnl
•eutlier WlloHK, d'lili'o exNii^ioi r'ik
ml   pini n   focus,   riae nml Ml  f-, n\
WillH 'I'll' I'UVtIIBU h-oli, llllll! II'll   Mi.. :.i I
■ liuiiur. .|.lond >l ! K i ii-; 4 .I ulil, Iml.
slilllH, 3 ( Id  Aril tlipn', nil Ci.|ll|i|tti-   Ii
rnin      Ooo llfst-oliisi jiniiHii  Iiiiii   M
il millilii-l- i (   lolli   by  lii»ldnm    llwlu-r :
it largo qiiHiitity of |nm|ilii-rnnli ii nhioh i
used by ttiuvrin-..ml (irnliiniiii unl phnri..
i;i'h|iIiith. Ti fit' Riiiitls nro hIiihiqi ne*,
uui cnn lm Hriiii uny ivi-iiiini frjim (} to y.
First-class iliHiruollnlip u'Vyii tn piili-liiir-
u's by li ({ontloiiiHii nf L7 yi nr-'i xp iim ci'
in the litisinuss. Tin prion nf thiii-
goods will bo fi und riHsiui ibiu.
Fm- fun hoi piutiL'tiUis npply rn
Sl'BNCeit BnOTHMtS (Juiiibi'iliiud, 11 C.
Men's olnthing nt oust prico nt tho It;:
S oro fni' [my.diiy.
Siii r Knycltics nl Ban, Aston,a Tl e
-luwc! 11 x.
Nmioo is Iwliy given ihnt I  wil'  n..
ba io-p niiblu f..r iiydibtsoontmoted iij
■y Hlfo us sbo Ins loft mv bid nld li nnl
Chaiii.k.s E Kuicit
Dnted Fobrunry 12th, 11112.
FOR SALE.- Hmiwbuld furnituro nml
off cts of 6 t-onniud bouse, n bargain, hi
No. " mine. Fnr pan ionium apply in
tliirt • llinu.
Poorles* lucubnter. enpneity 240 i>ypp
witb buinder, nlimst new, f> rsulechen|i.
Apply nl thin i Hi jo.
WANTED—A i/ir! fnr light bo'.'seworli
Jlo 00 per immih.    Apply tins. Iliie.
Dr. II E Kerr, Din't-i, will bo ii
(J urleiiny iVlurcb 8 to lfi, it olus ve.
FOUND- On b neb, r. w-h-sl: kpe1 lfi
ftnl; Iiiiiiu fi f^i-t: built by Turn r, Vnn-
couver.   Apply
While Oghot'itii, Wilsini-Cooper stm n
direct. liii'i'ili'i's I'i'li'L'to:! for vigour
nml hirgn egg |ii'uihu-tinu. ^12.00 per
15 egg»; -*(i.00 pur 50 egirs; §10.00
por 100 eggs. Order early to avoid
disappointment! F.I1. THO.MASOX,
Courtenay, B.C.
PDBL10 NOTICE -N-.tlce is In nln
uiven tbnt nil pmperty owners are requesi
ed tn connect their premises with ilie new
sewe'-s, wboievor name are completed, u
nr beforo Maroh 15th. 11112: and if skid
connections are not mnde by the abnv,
date the city oouncil will proceed to complete same at the expense of the property
nwners. By nrdor of 'he t ity Oounci
Cumberland, II C . Pf-h 30   1912
I'llMl'P.Tri'l N Knit Nkw l'sivi:iisrr\
ill'll.ln.Mls TO lit: fcllkl'IKll AT I'nlN
tlKllV. NKAI1 \-A.\inl vt.|t, ltuilli.li
Tbe liiivi-iiiimiii nf British0 Imnli
Invite Oonipethivo Plans for tlm genoi
■ii'iii iiienoil ibai^ii fi.r tin- propiiseU In
t'nivt-ihiiy, tniru her willi tuoiQ doiaile
Plans inr tbi' Imi dhnfs in be erecti u Hts
it anvMiiiint.il cost nt fl 500,000.
Pi stjsnl flO.OUO willie given fnr tb
most soi.-ii.nhI ul Desigi s submit eil.
P.tniei.l-r.-iiif thuuillllpotltil ml pin
<f si o may lm obtained mi reijuist tr u
iin- undeislgiitd
Tin-  dtfiuiis in bo sent in   by   Julj
3ls>. 1012   adtlrestod to
Parliament Hulldiugi,
Victoria, llntls'i Cohliubia
pounded by E.W.Bickle, inwhicl.
it appears tha{ property owner
must pay all tosts; that the av-
erage cost of cement sidewalk i;
$80.00 jjct' lot; that property owners may have 20 years in which
to pay, or pay all at once as they
After much discussion ihe mat-
ter was definitely disposed of bv\
instructing Aldermen Coe and
Bevendgt to re-circulate the petition and ...'. ii iii lii.eily understood that i.i.' Iut owners
would have lo pay the whole cost
The Mayor and Clerk were au-
thorized tomakt an overdraft o5
$l.ooo v\ itii which to pay tlu
school teachers. Beveridge called attention to men to be paid.
The clerk said no money. "What"
exclaimed Beveridge, "are you
ffiiinj.; to pay the teachers and let
the men ^o!"
The board of works was instructed to complete the sewer to
a finish.
E. W. Tickle appeared on behalf of Joseph Patter in thc. matter of the reduction of pool licenses. He produced documents
showing that the license for pool
tables were $3.0) each both in
Nanaimo and Ladysmith. It is
$5.(10 in Cumberland. He was
informed the council had the mat
ter under advisement.
The matter of the license of
the li. C. Electric company came
up mul tlin counoil wns nthlreHseil lj\
City Solicitor Harrison atsnnio length
Tin1 uiinpiniy Ktiliui tied a proposition
tn pny tlio council S tl in i-eitloiuont nf
nil license claims to 1012, und without
prejudice tu lho company mid rather
tbiiti in have any trouble: It also
pinpnsi-ii tn furnish fro" phones iu the
chy hull noil hn-pitnl in lieu uf license
li' is doubtful if iho city onn cnlloit n
license from this company. liy tin
company's charier it emmnt: tut the
company is also iu doubt mul has
inuile it practice of pnyihg license in
ull cases where dm amount is reason
ulile-   The council accepted   the  $50.
Between Courtenay,Co
raox   anfl   Uilio. i  B   y.
Th-' Hov, (J __, lluriwel!, liy meuntt
nf tt numlier of luiitertt elides, shown
at thf grace Mitliod st church on Mnn
*h\y OYuning lusl, tuol. thusu who uvrr
prison I nver a ;i000 milo jourtitM
through China, inrlmling n irij» up
tlio yungtso Kiting river.
.1. N. M.-Lcnil returned this morning from h business trip tn Vnncouver,
Tin- ni^lit latter rnte service at the
telegraph office on Feh. I, is Iwing
hug-ly used inOuuiberl»i»tl uud in he
com n- popular.
TO-DAY- Pay-Day
;'•',,   MEN'3 CLOTHING, IIAT3 aad BOOTS Slaughtered  I! *$j
■^y-'-  Lttdlaa'Sllnpe'B ronging from a.OO to 4.BO,     7":.,    rz^l
Going I'or ' *'l •   lfi
Men'a 3.00 Ilntp, going for
.   -V
i   •')
/. N. McLEOD
$ •■■:.■)
utismiitr Avenue
7S.W _ I
"■■fA- %T '"■ v ^   :A-^ aJjff^S ''-^A?'" 'f-'r'-"- ® A'.' ■■".)':r \~y,.yXy7Prt
yrM -  ,' ;•'  ';,. ..)b.Js-   t '   AX b& J;v ,fi%A-<-
Sign Work A Specialty.       ESt'lMes Given.
Agent, far Stained  Paper, a good imitation' of
Stained    Gliss     All orders   receive   Prompt
Attention:     Samples of Paper on hand.
Capit.nl $3,200,000
Reserve ?7,000,o00
Drafts i'.i.u.il iu any cui'i-mioy, pa,vuble till over the woi-ld
hit;, lust ourrent i-ates allowed on clepoblts of $1 and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   -   —     OPEN DA!''
D. M. Morrison,   Manager
Wm. H. HofT,   Manager.
Arrangements have lxni
mode liv Captain Cnwley tn
'iikr over one of the Frnsei'
[{iver cniiiji.iiiv liuiils. which
lit' will |'lv il.iilv between
loni'tenay, Comox and Uiiinii
Buy. The hunt hns n currying
•ii|mc ty of 200 passengers nun
1500 tons "t freight.
('.ip .ii      (Inw ey   ik   well
known, having opera ed steam j 11
'i uts   illMIl   d    he    Islnnd   Iiii'
ilie pnsl twenty yetuu He is
thia'oughly poBted in Iood tin I'
iiu conditions antl lhat he hns
lecided to vent nre capital in
: he enter] rise shows to what
■xte t local trnde hns grown,
■such daily hunt schedule will
be of great servier tn all the
towns mentioned. It will afford daily mail service between
Cumberland aid Courtenay
and Co; in ix.
Tlit-HL- Pi turns y i vu satisfaction in tone and touch ami are built tn
last a lifetime.
WiJ carry the Victor Gramophone & Victrolut*.
a id Vict >r R .sonecU,     Gall an I hear the latest nnvu..),
The Victor Puzzle Record Price $1.00
6   l^E!OOI^I3S I3ST   OIN ±u  o
r hti'-oh St., NANAIMO, B. C. Ojiposito B.ink of
< -IA--* ■» » o-o- » » »♦ » ♦ m.
Mr. T, E. Bite has been appointed returning office)*.
Don't fo:-,'i't ,litMVi'c..t.li' tonight in
Cuiuherlund hall,
I Inw do you     e   Thk Is-
i.axdkh's new dresst    Isn't it
We are taking
stock at the end I
the present munti?
and are therefore
mm Oi GTQGK.
50 B irrela cf Best Bmad Plonr  Hung .rinn-every
b.iqk guaranteed to give sulisfnctinn nr money back.
Bought before lhe advance in flcur.      »S7.00 per bbl.
while it Lints.
75 boxes Choicest Winter App!e3 at     -  -     $'.00 per box
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