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Array CAMPBELL  BROS.
Specialize antl carry a
Complete Stoek of GENERAL DRY GOODS
THE
*f
l*_*. i^%A^fi*^pSS^    •■'-;
" AMTELL BROS.
Wtll only continue their
[fit initial Summer Clearance
T_W___W'*>^\ Sale for a FEW DAYS
LONGER.
N" 8
SUNDAY'S GAME
CALLED IN STD
Owing to injuries to a
player, game is postponed till to-night.
The handball mutch on Sunday hint
between the Council")- and PliWDOl'
tennis, was terminated in tlieHfth inn
intf owing to an not' rlunato accident
to   the  third 1'iineiuan, iVuriiie, it the
Pilsenei's, The game wnn declared a
draw, and tt wan decided io play otl'tlie
tie I Iiim evening at Coui'teiiny,
At tho time the game was called the
score wnt. 9-8 the Courtenay team lead-
lug-
Courtenay got luisy in tho very flrat
round, and oo a conglomeration of hits,
passed halls and errors made (lit* round
trip five time*. McNeil went out on
a grouudOr to Aftken «t tirst; Anderton walked, Mi'Goldl'ick was safe on
Stunts error; Dixon hit snfe to right
field, and 2 runs on mo home; Dixon
was f>afe on second "ii theciitchurs wild
throw nnd went down to third, he
scored on Thomas hit to left; Thomas
Stole second aud third, Kjihur fanned,
Cl (fe wan safe on Pipers error, wenl
down to second and cnniQ liome on
passed halls. Woodhus struck out.
Two more were tallied hy the visitors in tho third, MoGolddcl. was safe
on an error at short, stole second, and
came home when the catcher threw the
hall away, over third. Dixon aufetii'd
tti lift and scored on another hit by
Thomas. Fahor and Ollft'u funned, uuu
Woodhus went put at first.
In the fourth Curtis was safe on J.
McNeils error; McNeil waB safe on an
error by R. McNeil in centre field;
Anderton hit n hard one to right (iel.
and brought in two runs, hut, wn>
cauirht by the catcher at third; McGoldrick went'-ut Piper to Aitljen, Dixon
hit safe to lell; Thomas was safe on
Peanne's error but Fahor fanned the
air, *
The home team made all its 8 runs
in the forth inning whon pitcher Thom-
sn was found for nix safe hits, one hatter was hit by a pitched ball, and a
couple of infield errors helped matters
along; It. McNeil was safe on McGold-
rick's error and went ri^lit around to
third ; Stant brought him home with
a hit to left; Aitken retired hy the
short stop route ; Gibson hit safe past
second ; Kohison put a safe ono in left;
Pearme was safe on an error at first tind
the ba-es were full Piper hit snfe to
right and two inns scored ; J. McNeil
was safe but the runner was caught at
the plate ; McKay brought in two more
with ii hard one to centre J H. McNeil
was hit by a pitched ball; Stunt's two
bagger brought home two more ; Aitken struck out
The game ended abruptly in thu fifth
after the first two PUsencrs went out.
Pearme got firit on Fabnrs error aud
stole second. In trying to make third
he came into violent collision with the
plate of McGoltlricks shoe, his head
being very badly cut ami the runner
rendered unconsious. lle was quickly
hurried to the hospital where his wound
which, fortunately, was not dangerous,
was dressed, hut the players dispersed
und the game wus culled oil*.
12    3    4    5
Courtenay      ft    0    *2    'J    0—9
Pilsener 0    0    0    $    *_8
* Game called owing to injuries to
player Pearme.
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, JULY 93, 1910.
-~^——^^-^^—^>m-*m—mmmmsmmwmm——me-mmmm——i.
Subscription price $1.50 per year.
TOURNEY FIXED
Players to oontest for
silver cups on  loca
courts next week.
Tlm filial match iu tiie Gentlemen*
Iimililc Touriiameiil waa played oti' at
ho local tennis ouurt on Tuesday
afternoon, Mug won by Kuwi> ami
Laflerc, who ilfii'atni Green mul Gill
espte tl 1 ,6-1. in a match which wai.
lltuoh closer than the seme would m
ilii'aie.
The drawings (or the events in men's
S unit's and LailieH Singles were also
made hy the committee, mid the Hint
round in theae tournaments will be
plnped off on Tueaday next'
The result of the draw follow:-
Mkn'h Sinolks.
G. lioe va. Dr. Gillespio
Dalby   va' W   Clinton
Lawrence vs. Dr. McNaugh'toii
Cook va. Tarbell
Smithe va.  Latl'ere
Ureen vs.  Huiley
Ladie's  Singles
Miss   Brown vs. Mra. J.ltoe
Miss Williinur vs. Mra. G, Hoe
Miss McKenzie vs. Airs. IJntlun.
Players are requested to be on hand
us early as possilile on Tuesday as it is
desired that rs many games as pussibh-
should beplayeil oil'on that day. Very
handsome cups have heen selected as
prizes for the winners of the tournament, and some exciting tenuis is looked for hefore the ownership of the
.silverware is settled.
SCHOOL MATTERS
ARE ADJUSTED
This    grievance    and
other  matters   adjusted by member.
The following tatter from Mr. Malison,
MIM1., to tlio preaident of the local
Development League, and dealing wilh a
variety of matters of local interest, i*
self explanatory.
Victoria, July 10th, 1910.
J. Shaw, Esq., J.P.
Cumberland, B.C.
Dear Mr. JShaw, - I have had a copy of
the 1910 Statutes mailed to you. They
are only paper covers, the bound copies
uot being ready yet.
After a lengthy interview with the
Education Department, they have con
sented to allow matters to aland na heretofore with the school questio i. I trus
this wi 1 be satisfactory to the people.
J have also arranged so that the $9000
will be available for sewerage puipnat*.
ahould the people puss the by-law.
I am sending y<>u a copy of the regulations covering the game of 14. C, by
which you will see that pheasant* art*
protected.
Mr. Taylor is on the mainland, so have
not seen him yet re pin-tiie ground ; but
if 1 see him before leaving will advise
you later. Mr. Coulson is quite willing
rhat we should have the ground.
Yours iu haste,
'   M. Manson.
Comox.
Constable Stevenson returned from a
business trip to Campbell river on Tuesday. He was accompanied by manager
Montgomery, of the Itoyal Bank.
Miss Brown a graduate of the Nanaimo
General Hospital, has bet n appointed to
the nursing stair of the hospital hire
An auto party consisting of several of
the Swifts nf Chicago Pork Packing fame,
v.sited Cumberland this week.
The Hev. D Mclntyre, fnrmely pastor
of ihe Presbyterian Church here, but now
of Moonhead, Minnesota, was iu town
this week on huai.uesi.
Mr G. H. AbIiI n, of Glouces'ershiie
Eng,, anived this week, and has taken
charge of T. D. McLean's watch repairing
parlors.
The names of the Misses Hazel and
Jessie Fr-nie, of Uub city, are include i
in the list of those successful iu matriculation for McGill University.
Mias Frame ia acting ns assistant to
postmaster Nunns while Misa McKenzie is enjoying her holidays.
Fanned hy the heavy winds on
Tliur.mliiy tho hu-h lire which wiih
burning in the direct on of No 7  Mine
got under great headway and spread
with great rapidity, A largeamount
of valuable timber han lieen burnt up
and the homo of P. Monte was reduced
tu ashes.
Denman Island,
Eirly on Wednesday mnrning s bush
tire started in the logging works ot
McFarlan and Wood, not far from the
Denman wharf aud before it was discovered had done considerable harm. The
drnkey engine owned by the firm aas
badly damaged by the tire. As soon hs
the warning had been given, a large number of men turned out and fought the
flam. ■, with the result that by noon the
tire was well under control. The loss tu
the firm is estimated at about 11000.
The origan ■ f the fire is unknown.
Mrs. T. H. Piercy, accompanied by her
son, Kred, left ou Wednesday morning,
for a three months visit to the fornisrsuld
home in Harvey, N.B.
Miis L. Carter of the Van Anda public
school staff, is spending her holidays at
the home of Mrs. Jas. Graham.
Mr. David Spencer, nf Vancouver was
a pas ei.ger on the Cowichan Sunday
morning. He will spend the week with
Mr, jas. Oriuinstoii.
That another of our young men, in the
person of Mr. John Chalmus, is about to
bvcomea benedict isnoli'Uger a mere rumir
fur ou Friday uext that worthy gentleman
will journey to Vancouver, wliere he expected to meet his bride elect, who is now
.in htir way fr. in the Orkney Ifl.nils.
Thoir marridge will take place in Van-
c uver upon the arrival of the young Indy
iu thit city.
We hope thit others, concerning whom
similar rumors are afloat, may mon follow the in ble example of Mr. Oiahuiia.
Owing to the illness of Mr Kidd, vim
hat gone to Vancouver fur a week, there
will be no service on Sunday next.
The Denman Island Stone Co. shipped another large scow load of ruck ou
Monday.
Mr. W. T. Hilliar has been appointed
.BHistunt open, tor at Capo Laz • Ooveriuent
A'lreless Telegraphy Station.
H M. S. Alegerine returned to Comox
Monday evening. H. M. B. Egerm also
oauie in f r mails, but left this in iruiug
I'ueaday.
Union Bay.
The spicid tnettinu of the Cuucilfor
Weiliieidty inula was i ot held owing to
he fact that quotum failed to tnr   up.
The Filmier Baseball dance on Tuesday
veiling, in the Cumberland Hall wai mi
unqualified success in every way. Theie
wasa uood attendance on hand aud all
present e j"yed themselves to the utmos'
and dancing was c< ntinmd till tiie small
li-ii'B ot he m«>rning, to the htrams ol
M igaii and K js niche tra. The pro*
ceeds «-f the dance netted $46. Tho
c mini'tee iu chaige have requested us
thr Ugh these columns, to * xpress their
i<H ks f r thu very gtuetous action of
Mr. Curtis, of Lhe Cit) Hall Moving Pict
uieSh-'W, iu loaning his electric tans fo
the •veiling, which acti m w»s greal Ij
appreciated by all piesont.
Ou Friday evening last a pleasant
sin prise party gathered at the rest-
deuce of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brown,
in honor of the 25th anniversary of
their marriage. In the course of tlte
evening Mr. uud Mrs. Brown were
presented by Mr. Jno. Humphrey, Jr.,
ou behalf of the guests, witli a most
tteautiful silver tray, and following
address being read by Mr. G, H. Hoe.
local customs officer : —
To Mr and Mrs. Fred, Brown,—
At your kind invitation we met here
last week to celebrate the anniversary
of your silver wedding, and if there
waa one thing at that time that kept
some nf us from turning out, it was
the fact that we were unwittingly
going empty handed. Our friends
were not all satisfied that this uus-
pioious event shuuld thus pass by
without a recognition of their good
will, friendship and esteem toward
y>>u both, 'imi accordingly we met
here to-night to ask you to accept this
very ."mall token of that esteem. We
trust that every blessing may follow
you and yours, and every virtue cement us to one another, and that you
both may be .spared tu celebrate many
anniversaries uf your wedding day.
Mr, and Mrs. lit own were taken
greatly by surprise, and in few well
chosen words thanked the guests, after
which a most pleasant evening hub
spent hy all Thoso present were Mr.
ami Mrs. (ino. Koe, Mr. Mis. John
Humphrey, Jr., Mr, and Mrs. T. I.
Hav, Misa Marjore Hav, Mi. tind
Mrs. MagllOlie, Mr. and Mra. ,1a-,
Lail'd, Mr. and Mrs. Win. 1'Jaggnt't,
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mar-ball, Mr and
Mrs. lv Clarke, Mrs. Ryan (Lttdy-
smiih), Mi. and Mrs. II. (Jlover,
Capt. and Mrs. Chrslensen, Miss "c-
Quiro (Vancouver), iss Gertrude and
Vilet Glover, Miss L. Abrams (Vancouver), »'iss Parke ami ecsrs. Anderson, Stir tans, Home, Glover, Abrams, Work, Keller, L« Claire, Halo,
Ryan, MuGuireiUid otliers.
The telegrapn line between Comox
and Cape Lazo has been completed,
affords uu efficient service for vessels
equipped with wireless wiih all land
stations.
Miss Violet Glover left on Snturdny
last to spend a few weeks visiting
friends ut V ic toria.
Mr. Herbert Glover has mysteriously
lost a Jersey graded uow. Any information regarding same will be
griatly appreciated liy bim. The cow
hus not been seen .-ince a week last
Tuesday evening.
CLAHAN COMPANY
MADE A HIT
'Are You Crazy" presented to a crowded
house on Wed. last.
The Human Players delighted h
huge audience in tbe Cumberland Hal;
OR Wednesday night, when tbey pre
sented the screaming farce-comedy.
"Are You Crn/.y .'" The three twin."
were continually iu trouble, and only
when all were landed in au asylum
was the mystery cleared up. The
parts were all well taken, Mr. Clamun,
as General Stanhope, and tbe crying
woman being the pick of the cast.
"The Country Squire," a play of
another type, «as equally well presented, showing the possibilities of the
company along Hues of melodrama.
Some ven clever specialities were introduced between acts, and these,
with the excellent music rendered by
the company's hand, gave full aud
overflowing measure of enjoyment fo
all for their ni> iiiey. Tbe band's overture, descriptive of a circus, was par
ticitlarlv cleverly executed.
A good crowd took advantage ol
Mr. daman's oiler of music for a
dance after Thursday's performance.
f'umi erland people will look forward
to a return uf this company in tin
near future.
At a meeting of the School Hoard,
on July 16th iimt, .Mr. Win. Ilaggarl
was appointed sehool trustee in plue.
uf Aji*, li. Glyver, whose term of
office expired
Thus. Le Claire met with an neci
dent, by cutting h;s foot, while at
work with A. O, King's survey pan
engaged at Howie's Sound, on Wednesday.
Mis. Thompson and Mrs. Hubbard, ot
Extension, are the guests of Air. aid
Mra. J. Fulclier.
Mrs.  Ripley and   Miss    Margaret   L.
Ray were   passengers   ou S S.   Cuj  •
Nauaiuiu   tor   Victoria,    on   Saturday
where they will spend a  short vacatiot
with friends.
The nmiriafce of Mr. A. L. Ray and
Mias M. R. Uaggart, late of Cuioberiaun
but now of Victoria, is announced foi
July 21)th, at Victoria.
The bush fire which occured at Anderson's camp last week destroyed the trestle pipe line' and in consequence the
washer has been closed pending temper*
ary repairs.
Miss A. Dalby and Miss K. Dalby, of
Victoria, are the guests of Mt" and Mrs
A. Cowie at Fanny Bay.
Mrs. J. Ryan and son left for their home
at Ladysuiith,  on Wednesday's boat.
Robt. Abrams left on the Cowichan
ou Sunday last en route East, lt in
rumored "Boh" will not return alone.
S S. Rupert City arrived cn Monday
and cleared Wednesday evening with
cargo of conl for Alaska.
S.S Germanicus aailed Fiiday morning for Sau Francisco, where she will
take ou cargM of grain fur Orient.
S S Ij<--el.'.iiaw in takiuu on cargo ol
uoal tor San  Francinco.
Steamer Gtmouaiu took on bunker
fuel Ttiiiriday morning a d cleared   for
ihe north.
S.S Si. Dennis took bunker coal
T end •)• uvuning aud s.tdud for Van-
cou er.
Steamer Centrum is due on F iday
f r bunker fuel
Princess K .a arrived for bunker fui
on Thursday,
TEACHERS GET
MORE SAURIES
Teachers met halfway
in their demand for
more pay.
The Trusteed mot at the Council
Chambers nu Tuesday night there beiny
present Trustee Banneriuan iu the
chair, and Messrs Cary  and Stewart.
Tenders lor kal-omining the school
vere opened, from Mr. Theobald, fflBj
from Mr. Parkinson, $87. The first
tender was   accepted.
Au application was read from Miss
Jessie Frame, request ing au increase in
-alary. This request was taken u|
along with a number of similar application, received nt tbe beginning of
last term. The finances did not permit
of ihe Nalanes being increased to the
extent thai was requested, but (2.6(1
per month increase was gianted Miss
Frame, Min* Dingwall, Miss Car wi then
Miss Aubrey und   Miss Wull.
Tho resignation of A It. Rnyer from
ihe principalship of the City School,
was received. Mr. Bnyer suggested
the nquie of Mr Hugh iYlacdonald,of
Huron Out., as a successor. Trustee
Stewart wns requested to take up the
matter of securing a uew principal with
the Super in teudant of Education, over
ihe longdistance phone, with a view to
naviug the vacancy filled as soon as
possible,
Bills to the amount of $7 were
approved by the   Finance   Committee.
i'he Seeietary was instructed to
tiaVe A. Mclviunon look over the
iliiids in the school, and repair or
replace same when necessary.
Trustee Banneriuan brought Up the
ooitdition of the oui.bous(!$, and it was
iecided to have these put in a sanitary
condition.
The meeting then adjourned.
BEfl
MUSINGS   OF   A    CUMBERLAND
MIDNKJHT  PHILOSOPHER
A friend of mine, a bit of % wag, writing to afrieml iu E gland, describes Cumberland thus: '*Cumherl id issituated
somewhere on Vancouver 1-laud, but regarding its exao' location • nly the p st d
authorities have auy ideu and 1 even
doubt if ihey are sulHemutly \> died on
it's whereabouts. It's population h a
racial cocktail with a stioiig H-tvor of
Scotch. The chief employment of it's
inhabitants is au tli' rt to get a living on
the level; but go- a living most of ihem
will, even if they have to go to the Ui si
depth. Their p'iucipal occupation, never
thelens, chiefly lies m the endeavor ol
everyone pulling against ihe other. The
town is divided into two factions; they
work under the appellations nf ' Tem*
Iterance Cranks' and 'Liquor Elements,'
Nt ithor of which I ever want '■ hav*
ii'ddiou acquaintance, K itih " ly he
town is di ided at ail four oiirtleia. A
uow oomur is watched narrowly until hu
leclans hiiiiBelf by leaning toward any
>t ihe four winds. If he once commits
■ iiiHi-lt the other three endeavor to os-
nemo huu socially and commercially.
The only way to be left in peace is to
1 ave everything severely alone and mind
your own affairs. The animals of the
,.iai.e are surpassingly intelligent aud nu
iierous. One morning I counted tive
iuiidred and eleven dogs. Ouly one out
•f this lot showed any signs of pure
..reeding, and my knowledge of sausage
meat was such as to rate him about
hirteeuth (lfthjin his class. As to the
intelligence of the cows, it is astounding
I'hey open your gate, aud come up to the
dour of yuur house to help yourself first
uaud to their milk. The cow will eveu
strata the milk, providing you pet s>me-
hing in her way for her to stumble ovei
as she comes iu."   But enough.
Now that the Development League ha-
liad an election of officers itis to be hoped
that they will accomplish something. Up
;o the present all they have accomplished
has been of such magnitude that it could
be dropped into the eye of a mosquito
without making it wink.
I wonder if Campbell had cold feet
when he failed to show up tu put his
motion before the league. At any rate
tie had the satisfaction of having some
alteration made to the by-laws.
The young bloods have the opportunity
of still further decreasing their accounts
at the bank in the new picture show.
The uay young dogs report that the girls
are going in strong for cat dy, and dropping the yuin habit. One \ouuu fellow
ivureited that he never saved ho m<ucIi
money an when Haley s c-met gave free
shows and excuses foi late hours, and
lament!  he  will not he     n h hd  at the
O lllll p  it   MUX Ce.
1 hate just lecetvtd ft olll a budding
pout a few linen, as husays, ''Inspired
ny Lln- b amies of OoiiluX Like " I have,
ni - uy times, thoughi that ihe soul is
dead that could look n that lake un
oi-ved I m ver nee it but the immortal
I nen • f Shelley come lo my memory-—
"See the mountains kiss high heaven,
Aud the waves oIs»p one another."
The poet, who wishes his name to be
withheld, for political purposta, 1 pre
sutiie, requests us to use the hues if they
are good enough, and iu thu event of
them being very bad, chastise the office
boy, by making him loam them off by
heart.    Wn choose tho least of two evils
Comox Lakk.
I  love to see the first taiir   streaks of
dawn
Illume the peak* that Maud nreiie,
A r-'iud thy placid waters, dai k blue-gray;
And change the tirs gauut shapes to
green.
I  love to una thee sleep at noon, when
clouds
Repose far o'er thy tranquil faco ;
A d wato   i he rug < d up! o ds high
Their outline on thy spacious bosom
trace,
OF THE COUNCIL
Half-yearly Financial
Statement submitted
Monday's meeting.
The Council met nt the Council
Clmmlwaon Monday night, the Mayor
ami Alilermen McLeod Brown »nd
Stewart being present.
The iniuuti'8 of the previous meeting
wore adopted aa Teats.
A communication wa. read from the
Secretary of the Development League,
asking what hnd been done re securing
i lie pi utilised park grounds at the lake
t'rnm lhe old company, and offering to
i'0'Operate with the Alilernianic board in
an effort to secure tha same. Tbe
ilerk was instructed to reply tbat the
Mayor had taken up the matter and
negotiations were proceeding satisfactorily.
Manager Curtis, of the City Hall
Moving Picture Show, submitted a
written proposal to extend the present
building to the back of the lot on tha
linen of the existing structure, and also
to build a new front lo the building,
provided a three year lease of the building was granted bim at the present
rate of rental, A committee of three
was appointed to meet Mr. Curtis aud
confer with him further in regard to
the plans.
The Colonist sent in their bill for
advertising the second, timo stating
lint lhe ratx charged this oity waa the
usual one. The bill was ordered paid
and it was decided to exclude the
Colonist from the city's list of advertising mediums in future.
Byron Crawford wrote, refusing to
pay a peddlers license for selling farm
produce in the city, and the council
decided tu seek legal advice on the
subject'
A bill from M. Uennessy, in conncct-
with the May 24th celebration, was
laid over until next night of meeting.
Ur' McNnughton, the city health
officer, submitted a list of premises that
needed attention, and constable Gray
waa instituted to attend to the matter
at once.
Bills to the amount of $18.50 wera
passed by the Finance Committee.
The clerk submitted tha Half Yearly
Financial Statement, as follows :-
Htcitra.
Total City Receipts    6458.85
Loan from Bank    1000.00
7458.85
FxrKXDITURI
Total City Kxpenditure    ... 2958.85
Cn«t. of school     2892.75
Paid mi Newer Loan  1000.00
Hoyal Bank overdraft 1910 . 1000.00
7350.60
Balance on hand       108.25
Tenders were opened ns follows for removing stumps ou city street,.
A.Maxwell.
liiinnmuir Avenue        180.00
4th. street     110.00
M. Uennessy.
Dunsmuir   Avenue     140.00
4th. street     115.00
F. Monaco.both contracts    1400.00
It was though that Mr Monaco hail
acoidoiitly added an extra cipher tuhia
limine and that |His-ihly his tender
wns intended io read Jl-10' Thv clerk
aim instructed to lind uut if tli.a were
tiie ease mid tu report at the special
meeting culled iur Wednesday wheu
the tendera wuuld I e let.
Tlio matter of opening tenders for
suit- for policemen* uiiifomrs win laid
over till a future date.*
* Mr Monaco's bid has since been
discovered to have been as written—
81400.
1 love tu are the aunaet'a liniiering rajs
Pl.y hide and aet-k 'mid ice and snow,
Until 'he ovei.i g star nr horned moon
Bid ihem make haste elsewhere to go.
Editors Note. The foregoing copy
speaks of a ''horned" moon. Thank
heaven we have raver seen a moon
with horns on, and we trust we never
will. If our poet wat thinking of
an. other kind of a maim, and th*
horns a/i/mar only through inability
on our part to decipher ths writing,
we eould be pleased to make the correct
lion in our next ium. IHE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
A Borrowed Grandfathei
iBfi Don Mark Lemon*
PL MASK, um "am, may we borrow
your broom nnd dust-pun?''
"Well, I declarer' exclaimed
Mrs, Allen critically regarding the
sharp-faced little girl who had just
knocked at the kitchen-door. "Borrow
iny broom ami dust-pan?'*
"Ves, ma'am, it' you please, We are
your new neighbors, and our things
haven't come yet.
"Como in child," snid Mrs. Allen,
goodnaturcdly drawing tho llttlo girl
into the kitchen, "Of course, if your
things haven't come, you may borrow
my broom and dustpan, but you must
return them as soon as you are done us
iny them."
" Ves, ma 'am. "
"1  hope your  folks  will   llko  thoir
new home," wished Mrs. Allen cordial'
ly, a bit  curious to know more of li
now neighbors,
"Ves, ma'am, we hope so, too, ami
hope we will like our neighbors." The
child seized lho broom and dust-pn n
eagerly, "And may we borrow your
feather fluster?"
"My leather duster?"
'' Ves,   ma 'am.     But   if you  haven 't
one, inu says lor me to try tho poople iu
the big green house over the way."
"Why, really, child. 1 guess you may
use mine." Mrs. Allen brought her
feather duster from its rack and added
it to the collection. "Now run home and
help your mothor, and don't forget to
return the things as soon as you are
done using them. That's a good little
girl!"
"No, ma'am, wo won't.'' The child
departed and Mrs. Allen sighed at the
thought that she was to have a borrowing neighbor,
Scarcely an hour had passed when the
little girl returned, without bringing
back the broom, dust-pan, or duster, ami
asked to borrow a tea-kettle.
" But, child, you haven 't returned the
other things vou borrowed!" expostulated Mrs. Alien.
"No, ma'am, not yet, The house is
dreadful dirty, and ma says it will take
most all day tomorrow to clean it up."
Mrs. Alien gasped. Her now broom
and duster, too! What condition would
they be in when they wore returned?
"Please, ma'am," repeated the little
redhaired girl, not the least, abashed by
tho agitation of Mrs. Allen, "mny we
borrow your tea-kettle?"
Mrs. Allen Celt a sudden desire to
slap the child's freckleu face, but she
thought of the heathen and reflected
that it wns her Christian duty to look
upon these borrowing neighbors us
heal hon, and do as much for thom as
for tho Souogambinn, Who brought her
copper toa-kottle nnd gavo it to the
little girl,
"You may tako it, if yon will tell
your mother that the lady must have it
returned by half-past four o'clock this
afternoon."
" Ves. ma'am." The child started toward the door with tho kettle, when she
recalled something. "<)li, if you please,
ma'am, mnv we borrow some ton.' Black
tea, if you have it, but green ten will
do."
" Want  to  borrow  some  ton,  too!"
said  Mrs.  Allen  deliberately.  "Would
you  like  to  borrow  somo   sugar   wilh i
. it?"
"Ves, ma'am, Itut pn suys not t
borrow it ull nt one Ionise, 'cause sotn
folks  might  get  cantankerous."
"Vou have n father, Ihen."' exclaim
ed    Mrs.    Allen   as   if   the    discover
settled a doubt iu Ium1 mind.
" Ves, ma 'am—two. "
"Twit fathers.'    What do vou mean
child?"
"One of them is a grandfather," ox
plained the little girl.
Mrs, Allen lduguod sharply, "hid you
borrow your grandfather?    she asked,
"No, ma'am;  but you  mny,  if you
want, to."
"May what, child?"
•''Borrow grandfather.''
"I'd llko to catch myself borrowing
your grandfather!"  cried  Mrs.  Alien,
highly Indignant nt tho idea, "Or anybody else's grandfather.   Vou may run
home now, and don't forget, thnt 1 want
that   tea-kettle   returned   by   half-past
four o'clock this afternoon."
Thc child nodded hor head affirmatively, while her sharp, blue-green eyes
seemed to tnko in every object iu thc
room, with a view to later borrowings.
At lirst Mrs. Allen was inclined to be
angry at herself for lending her household necessities, but she threw it ofl'
with the philosophic reflection. "Well,
duty wouldn't bo duty if it wore always
pleasant, and I guess it is my duty lo
help my neighbors, But I do hope they
will use an uld broom on the worst parts
of the house.''
Mn If past  four Ctunc, but brought   no
little rod haired girl with a copper ten-
kettle,    Mrs. Allen BOf hor lips firmly.
" Very well, my duty ends right here!
They borrow nothing else of me."    .
Her husband came home nt six from
his nfiicc. Then Mrs. Allen's grand
father come downstairs to sit bv the
kitchen fire, ami she told both men of
tholr borrowing neighbors,
"Well, Bess," laughed Mr. Allen, "I
guess they nre fnrlars! Don't waste too
much charity on them."
"I  know tholr kind," said the older
man,  from  his  n for table seat   in  the
corner. "They'll borrow you out uf
house and home, if you lot 'em." He
nodded his head reflectively nnd sagely.
"Yes, they'll borrow ynu out of house
und home,' if you let   em."
"They'll not get so much nt" a pin out
of me from now on," affirmed Mrs. Allen, bustling about, setting tho table.
"Mv best duster and broom, and the
Wilsons left   thai   house so dirty!"
But.   Mrs.   Allen's   heart   was' softer
thnn  hor  tongue, ami when  noxt   day
nbout   norm   the  little   rod-haired   girl
knocked at the kitchen-door, nml asked I
to borrow her piece of ice, she only exclaimed:
"Borrow my piece of ice!"
" Ves.   ma 'nm.     Baby   is   sick,   nnd,
please, ma'am,   I will bring it back al
most right away."
"Bring bnck my ice after using it for
a sick baby! Never mind child, you may
keep it nnd welcome." Mrs. Allen
hurriedly robbed her i'e chest, aiol gave
the piece, wrapped in n newspaper, to
the little girl. "Too bail that your
baby is sick! I hope she will be all
right soon, But, child, why haven't
you brought buck my broom umi duster
and dust-pan and tea kettle? Don't you
remember me telling you that 1 noodod
them myself?"
" Ves, ma'am, but baby was so sick
nil night. The milk I borrowed of the
folks that live in the big green house
must have been sour, and 1 quite forgot
about your things."
"Goodness snkos, child I do you people borrow food, too?" cried Mrs. Allen,
alarmed.
The girl did not answer, but stared
pnst Mrs. Allen's buxom person at that
lady's grandfather, who hnd left his
chuir to como and learn what wus going
on. Suddenly her face expressed the
most ecstatic delight and, hugging the
piece of ice to her bosom, she exclaimed:
"Oh, what a nice, clean grandfather!"
Good Mrs. Allen's heart melted in her
bosom toward this little red-haired girl
who didn't huve a nice, clean grand
father.
"Well, child." she said kindly, "run
home now, and if the bnby gets any
worse tell your mother lo send for Dr.
Brown.''
"Ves, ma'am," The little girl took
hor eyes oil' Grandfather Allen and hurried away with thc ice.
"She's a sharp piece," chuckled
Grandfather Allen. "Did ynu hour her
call me a nice, clean old man, Boss?"
" Ves, grandpa, everybody loves
yon." Mrs, Allen led tho old man back
to his chair, where he chuckled to himself in the simple, childlike vanity of
his eighty-two years.
During the afternoon Mrs. Allen's
thoughts were frequently engaged with
her new neighbors. "I'm not half a
Christian," she took herself to task,
"or I would have called on them before
this. Hut 1 have been so busy, and,
somehow, I detest borrowing neighbors.
However, I'll run in and see thom tomorrow, and I hope they won't think
I havo called just to get. back my tea
kettle and othor things." ,
But Mrs. Allen's visit was prevented j
by the appearance the next morning of,
sei/.ed her. All was so quiet about the
place; it seemed actually deserted. Sho
hurried through the gate up to tho front
door, It was ajar, aud her fears increased as she noted that the hallway
was wholly bare of furniture.
"There's something wrong," she told
herself. "'Oh, if anything has happen
ed to grandfather, 1 will never forgive
you, Bossie Allen, Never, never!"
Voices came from au inner room, ninl,
distinguishing that of her grandfather,
she stepped into the hallway, forgetting
that she had not knocked und was an
Intruder.
Tho bare surroundings and hushed
voices wore so different from what, she
hail expected of u family of borrowing
neighbors thnt hor fears and curiosity
took her down tin- hallway to the door
of  the   room   whence  the  voices  came,
The door was open und she looked in.
In a bed against the wall lay u light
haired, pule-faced, blue eyed woman,
she was breathing quickly and pain
fully. Beside her stood a gentleman
whose fnce Mrs. Allen could not see,
but recognizable from his dress as tho
village minister. At the foot of the bed
stood tho little red hniied girl, holding
tho hand of Grandfather Allen, while
playing upon the bod, beside the sick
Woman, was a baby buy, with the light
hair and appealing blue eves of the
mother.
Mrs. Alien coughed, and tho minister
turned quickly.
"Mrs. Allen! Thank heaven it is a
womant" llo hurried to the tloor ami
spoke softly and, rnpidly. "Oh, Mrs. Allen, it is a vory sad case. The mother
and babe have beon hero all alone
for days, with no ono to care for them
but that brave little girl. They are
destitute uud have been living on food
that tho child has borrowed of neighbors, Dr. Brown wns just hero and snid
that the poor woman cannot live. Won't
you do something to alleviate hor pitiful circumstances?1'
"Indeed I will." Mrs. Alien hurried
to tho bedside and took the sick woman's hand. "You poor, dear heart,"
she cried. "Why didn't you let some
woman soul know that you were ill?"
The sick woman nttompted to lift herself iu bed. but the net pussod hor fail
ing strength.
"Oh, it is not. for myself T care, but
for mv poor babies) What will become
of them if I die?"
"Hush!" soothed Mrs. Allen. "Don't
his dominions. None can express with
equal force tho potentialities and the
aspirations of Empire, for none has
studied them nt closer quarters or with
more sympathetic understanding, These
ure great assets even for a king.
The dominant characteristics of King
George are love of country and love of
home, of his earnest desire to promote
the welfare nnd happiness of his country he hus given proof in his journeys
and speeches. Whoever had the privilege of associution with those tours of
Empire must recognize in his Majesty's
famous command, " Wake up, Mug
land!" not a mere phrase, hut a profound conviction derived from experience.
After family, home, in King George
the family instinct is strong, mm uo
company gives him grent er pleasure
than that of his wife nnd children. This
unliable trait is responsible for Ihe belief that tho circle of his friends will
be smaller and loss representative than
lhat which surrounded King Kdward for
more than half n century. Time will
disprove lhis theory uud will show that
fhe King and ijueeit have chosen friends
not loss numerous nor loss representative of the best of the nation, For nothing delights them more thnn to converse
with men nnd women who have achieved
great tilings, or given expression to
great thoughts, or witnessed groat
events. The Court of King (leorge V.;
may be more serious, but it will be
neither less represenlativo nor less interesting than that of his predecessor.
Born nt Marlborough House on June I,
Im.;., a year ami five months nfter the
lute Duko of Clarence, the Kiug wm
educated aud brought up under tin
direct supervision of his parents until
ho reached the nge of twelve, lu 1S77
ho entered with his brother as a naval
cadet in the Britannia, and two years
later the voting Princes wont lo sou in
the Bacelmnto. The story of thnt cruise
hns been told by the Princes iu tt simple
nud attractive volume of reminiscences
of the Moditeranenn, the West Indies,
South Africa, China, Japan, South America, Kgypt, Pules ti no, und Greece, lie-
turning to Kngland in 1882, they spout
the greater part of the following venial Lausanne studying French, In iss;i
the King, ns midshipman iu the Cannda,
visited New Foundlund and the Domin
ion. Promoted liontemuit iu J885, h
served two yours in the Mediterrnneu
Squadron under his uncle, the late Duk
of Edinburgh,    Prince (leorge was, o
the
GENERAL SIR JOHN FRENCH UNVEILING THE SOUTH AFRICAN MEMORIAL IN TORONTO LAbT WEEK
Licut.-Governor Gibson, Sir James Whitney, Mr. J, S. Willison, Col. G. T. Dcnison and others took part in tho ceremonies
which were witnessed by thousands of people.   The illustration shows Sir John French speaking after unveiling
the group representing Canada sending her sons to war.
the littlo red-haired girl. Hor face had
been washed till the freckles were fairly
burnished, while hor rod hair wus
smoothed back painfully neat and tied
wilh a gaudy yellow ribbon.
Mrs. Allen could not believe the evidence of her own cars. "Uorrow my
grandfather?"
"Vos, ma'am, if you please, Tlio
minister is coming, and our grandfather
Isn't nice enough for nice company,"
"Well!" Mrs. Allen let her gathered
apron fall from hcr hands and stared
ut the child.
"If yuu please, ina'ani, 1 know we
haven't returned the broom and dust-
pnn nml duster uud tea-kettle, but i
promise—cruss my heart!—to bring
your grandfather before supper-time,"
The sharp, blue green eves pierced the
space back of Mrs. Allen. "Here he
conies, ma'am. Oh, I think we might
borrow him, 'cause I snid ymi could
borrow ours. "
"What does thr child want, Bess?"
domunded   Grandfather  Allen,  coming
upon the scene with  his stick.
"She wants lo borrow you." said
Mrs.   Allen   weakly.
"Yes, sir, if vou please," nodded the
child.
Grandfather Allen pounded his cane
triumphantly.  "What   did   I  tell  vou,
Bess?   A   sharp   little   piece!   Wants   lo
borrow   a    nice,   clean    grandfather,
hey!''   Tho old man turned
granddaughter,     *' Where's
Bess?"
"Goodness sokes alive. Grandpa
leu! von uren t going to be borrowed—
like U tea-kettle?"
"Why noi?" demanded the old man.
"Oh," goody!" cried tho little red-
haired girl,
Mrs. Allen stared from child to grandfather, The hitter's fuce was set with
stubborn resolve, she knew tho mood
well enough. Somehow he was pleased
with tho child, ami was determined to
bo borrowed. She turned with a sigh,
brought the obi man his hut, and capo,
and watched tin' pair till they wore out
of sight around a near bend in tho road.
Then she went  hack into tho kitchen.
Perhaps twenty minutes had pnssed,
when her Indignation got the bettor of
her astonishment and Christian meekness, "Keml mv own grandfather!" she
oxclall I.  "Whal   will  Itobert say to
upon  hu
mv    hat
AI
i now. Vou are coming
• and got quite strong
•il     li;
ppiiy.
little
fret about thin
uver to my hoi
and well again.
Tho   sick    woman    smile<
" Won't   you   hold   my   hand
while?   I can trust you."
The appealing blue eyes dosed contentedly nnd a weary sigh escaped the
bloodless, parted lips.
For a littlo while Mrs. Alloa held the
still, white hand—till its coldness told
of tho spirit thnt had passed so quietly.
Then sho laid tho hand gently dowu and
looked toward the little girl standing
at the foot of the bed.
"Your mother hns fallen asleep,
dear," she said very softly. "We must
take the baby and go ovor to my house,
so mothor can get a nice, loug rest,"
"Please, ma'am," said the child,
"you won't scold ine for telling such
dreadful stories nbout having two fathers, when wo haven't any, and for not
returning your things, 'cause ma nnd I
didn't want folks to know we were so
poor? And, please ma'am, here is vour
gr Ifather   I   borrowed."
The minister turned nwnv hi
Mrs. Allen stooped  1 caught thc child
lo  |,or  bosom.
"Von
thing,"
e,  moth
'Thoro 1
irlcss
little
is been au
lenrt. ever
i and your
poor,   bruv
ho cried, '
empty, aching spot in my
since inv Jennie died, ami v
baby brother shall lill il."'
(ir Ifather   Allen   struck   his  cane
softly on the Iloor und clucked ut the
baby, crooning at hiin from the foot of
the'bed.
e   .lunet   Allen,   you   ure   a
emoving hor apron and dou
,t, buxom Mrs. Alton locked
e and BOt oil' down the road
now neighbors. As she approached   the  dwelling  a   sudden   four
mc? Be-
heathen!"
Hastily r
nlng her hi
up the horn
toward her
THE  NEW  KING
THIAT groat abilities require great
opportunities is nn axiom that applies oven to princes. Before King
Edward came to the throne he had acquired largo experience of men and
affairs and hnd established Ilrm hold ou
the affections of his people. But his
rapacity to rule wns seen in the shadow
of the dominant personality of Queen
Victoria. Nut until he stood uloue did
his character nnd abilities receive full
scope uud recognition. And so it will bo
with his son und successor.
King George niiB not been obliged, ns
his father wns after the death of Ino
Prince Consort, to discharge iiianv of
Hie duties of the Sovereign before ho assumed the purple. His rule begins with
his reign, To his subjecls he hns been
known hitherto chiellv as a grent traveller and nn eloquent spoakor, No monarch cnn claim so wide nml Intimate nu
acquaintance with tho conditions of the
Empire, for he hns visited every pnrt of
course, treated like thc rest of his comrades—n fact which some people find it
ditlicult lo realize, us tho following story
shows.
Thc squadron wus coaling in Turkish
waters, and the representative of the
Sultan, learning that the grandson of
Quoou Victoria wns on board the Alexandra, came to pay his respects. He was
received with the usual honors by the
admiral, nud before leaving asked to
soo the Prince. "Well, hen? he conies,"
said thc admiral, as his Royal Highness
approached covered with eoal dust. The
Turkish official made a profound bow
and departed, doubtless under the Impression thut he hnd beeu made the victim of n practical joke.
Prince George's first independent com-
mum] wus tho gunboat Thrush, on tho
Nurth American and West Indian station, In 1891 he was promoted commander, and in the following year
active career as a sailor was interrupted
hy the death of his elder brother.
The death of the Duko of Clarence on
January 14, 1802 changed iho current ot
Prince George's life. As heir prCBUmp-
tive to the throne hi' wus called upon to
lill a ditlicult nml delicate position, Happily, his training hnd been the snme as
that of his brother, ami their existed between father nml sou u perfect bond ol
sympathy that ensured complete harmony und devotion in their public us
well ns private relations.
In Mnv, 1802, Prince George was
creutod Duke of York, Burl of Inv
ness, and Baron Kitlnrncy, and, taking
his seat in tho House of Lords, ceased,
constitutionally speaking, to be n commoner, In the following yonr ho wns
married at tho Gliapel Roynl, St. Jamas',
to Princess Victoria Mary, only daughter of Princess Murv of Cambridge und
lhe Into Duke of Teck. Princess Mny.
us she was popularly known, had boon
betrothed to the Duke of Clnrouce, uud
it was feared bv Queen Victoria that his
sudden dentil had deprived tho nation
of a Quooil who wns iu every wny titled
to do honor to the great 'position for
which sho was destined, Happily this
consequence wns avoided by the ninr-
ringo between Princess May nnd the
Duke of York—u marriage of genuine
affection, und one thnt has moro than
realized the hopes of the Royal Family
and of the people.
Though the Boyul Navy was his
chosen and favorite profession, King
George, us Duke of Vork nml aftorwnrds
as Prince of Wales, hold sevornl import-
nut honorary nppolntmonts in tho Army.
His interest, iu the sister services has
always been keen,   Those who havo soon
inspecting regiments at home or iu
Colonies, in India, or Australia or
Canada, cannot doubt either his interest
iu or acute uuderstnnding of the profession of arms. At Unwnl Pindi during
his Indinn tour ho followed the great
sham light on horseback with all the
dash and eagerness of a young subaltern
in his tirst engagement.
The death of QuOOU Victoria in 1901,
brought the Duko of Vork one step nenr
er to the responsibilities of kingship,
He became do fni-tn Duke of Cornwall,
an inheritance from the Black Prince, as
well as Prince ami High Steward of
Scotland. Queen Victoria had comntts-
sinned her grandson to open the first
Parliament of tho Australian Common
wealth as a special proof of hor interest
in all that concerned the welfare of hor
Australian subjects ami of the sense of
the loyally nud devotion that prompted
the spontaneous aid so liberally offered
by nil tho Colonies in the South African
War, und of the splendid gallantry of
her Colonial troops. This benevolent Intention of tho greal Queen wns rouUssnd
nfter her deuth by tho voyage of tho
Ophir. Leaving Portsmouth on March
Hi. 190B, the Puke ami Duchess of Cornwall aud Vork visited all lho States of
the Australian Commonwealth, uud ox-
(ended   their journey  to   New  /.enliiud,
Natal, Capo Colony, nud Canada.
Prom this great Odyssey their Roynl
Highnesses returned to Kngland iu Nov
ember. 1902, with experiences that cannot full to In* of service to themselves
und of benellt to their people. To the
sentimental as woll us to the practical
side of lhis great pilgrimage the Prince
paid au eloquent tribute in his speech
ut the Qulldhttll—a speech tlmt bears his
own impress nnd that roused intense en
tliusinsiu bv its appeal to Kngland—
"Wake np,' Kuglund!"
On his return from the Colonial tour
his Itoyal Highness became Princo of
Wales, and took up his residence at
Marlborough House. Here ho resumed
that tranquil domestic life in which ho
found his greatost happiness, whether at
Saudringhuiu or iu St. James's Palace,
Unlike the Into King ho has little love
Por ceremonial und prefers simplicity
and privacy. Books, magazines, nnd
newspapers (bid their way into his study
and ure read, Two hobbies he indulges
- the collection of stamps, of which he
has many rare specimens, ami Ihe collection of printed mailer relating to his
children, llis love of sport is thnt of
the export shot rnthor than of the racecourse-though ut one time he laugh
ugly promised to redeem tho fortunes of
his House by stnrliiig n racing stable.
As n shot tlic King is believed to runk
second only iu the I'nilcd Kingdom, llis
delight in a shooting expedition is unbounded, ami nothing gavo him greater
joy in India than a ligor hunt.
But neither love of privacy nor love
of sport has over turned his Royal Highness nsido from uny duty. As Prince us
well ns sailor ho accepts as his motto
"Kngland expects overy man to do his
duty." llis interest iu charitable work,
and especially in hospitals, is a family
nlieritam-e, nml is shared with enthus-
asm by the Quoou. Many are the un-
eeordod as well as the public visits paid
to hospitals iu London ami mnny are the
poor nnd the sull'oring who recall with
grateful niiinzeinent the kind words nnd
actions of their Koynl Highnesses,
Everybody who hns helped lo lighten
the burden of misery—whether it be
General Booth of the Salvation Army
or a less famous benefactor—muy be
*ure of n kind and gracious reception
it Morborough House.
Front Hies,' silent duties, varied by
occasional ceremonies and visits to various parts of the United Kingdom uud
to Germany and Prance, tho Prince und
Princess woro called lo India in order
to redeem a promise made nt the lime
of the Coloninl tour. This visit took
plnce in 1005, nnd mny bc snid to have
completed the imperial education of
their Royal Highnesses. The tercentenary celebrations iu I'nnudn demanded
ihe presence of a representative of the
Royal Family, and his Roynl Highness
renewed at Quobec his acquaintance
with Canadians, and returned with other
and oven moro delightful memories. He
hud moreover the satisfaction of mnking
in the Indomitable the fastest passage
ever mnde ncross the Atlantic and of
renewing iu lhe stokehold his youthful
experience of "coaling."
South Africa called him ngnin to open
the first Parliament of the Union, but
death has laid upon him othor and more
urgent duties. Thnt ho will discharge
them with ability and with conscience
uo one who knows him can doubt, And
not less sure will be his rewnrd in every
part of the Empire.
hedge him about. For fifty years ho hus
taken an eager part in the multiplex
I He nf Kngland, and he may claim to bo
the first of our kings who hns been fuui
iliarly known to all his subjects. Nor
did his familiarity end at home. Tin-
King's activities wero not bounded by
the English Channel, Unlike his pro
decessors, he was always aa eager ami
interested trnveler. A century ago,
when George IN'., then Prince of Wales,
desirod to visit Prance, Lord Malmos
bury said that ho hoped no Knglish
prince would ever enter Calais, save nt
the head of an army. Kdward VU,,
early in his life, put a happy end to that
deplorable insularity. He saw men and
cities. He know the peoples ns we.ll
as the kings of foreign stales. Above
all, he was, as intimately at home in
Paris as iu London, and when ho came
to the throne he was beset by none ot!
tho prejudices, firmly based upon ignor
ance, wherewith less fortunate monarelis
have been compelled to contend.
Thus it was that hu ascended the
throne an accomplished man of tlm
world. Aud it is this quality which dur
lug his brief reign has always stood him
in good stead. To deal with men, to des
patch business, to lind that middle wuy,
which is generally the wisest, between
conflicting policies- these havo been
duties suitable to his genius, Tho tusk
of government has not been easy foi
him. His reign began iu trouble abroad;
it hus ended in trouble at home; ami tho
ditlicult ies, ut home aud abroad, have
been marvellously lightened by his tact
and knowledge.
It is his success in solving the prob
lems nf foreign aud Imperinl policy thai
will confer tho greater glory on his
roign. His knowledge of foreign countries, the ties id' intimate relationship
with which he is bound tot Hie monarchs
of Europo, gave him a facility ia deal
ing with delicate questions which few of
his Ministers could boast, Though his
attitude in times of crisis has beon firm,
he has nut inclined always to a pacific
solution. It is not for nothing that he
has been called Kdward the Peacemaker-
lie had not been more than a your upon
the throne wheu tho Boer war was
brought to a happy conclusion, and n
vast new country acknowledged him as
its Sovereign. But it is ou the Contlu
ent of Kurope thnt ho has knit mosl
closely the bonds of friendship with
Kngland. Tho tact and delicacy where
with he established the entente, which
now unites us with Prance, seem the
more remarkable wheu wo remember the
mass of prejudice and hospitality which
he was asked to overcome. In .11)0.'.
something more thnn a misunderstand
ing divided Kngland and Prance, The
reasons were mnny aud various. France
could not easily forgive the freedom
with which Englishmen had discussed
their uow long-forgotten affair, Et np
pea rod us though Ihnt ancient enniih
which so often Bopnratos neighbors wero
revived again. When Kdward VII. first
visited Prance, as King, ho was received
with aa ominous coldness. But throe
dnys in the French capital sufficed t"
recover the friendship of a warm heart
ed people and to drive into oblivion tin
mere suspicion of hostility. And this,
perhaps, has boen his greatost achieve
ment—to sow everywhere the seeds of
peace. Wherever he has gnno—and he
has traveled much—he has gone
au embassy of friendship.
upi
KING   EDWARD   VII.—A   MAN   OF
THE WORLD
THE reign, nil too brief, which has
just been closed by deuth, will
hold a place apart iu tho annals
of our Empire Kdward VU, ascended
the throne nt i\n nge when the most of
'lien look for a well-earned rest, nnd ho
himself expressed the difficulty of his
position in the memorable phrase that
it wus "lule in life to begin a new
trade." lie need hnve had no anxiety,
lie was a Kiug by temperament as by
Inheritance, and lhe training which he
hud received, though kingship wus not
its ostensible aim, litted him to perform
tho duties of his lolly office with dignity
and prudence,
llis educaliou wns thai of an English
gentleman. ll differed in no rospocl
from tho education of most well bom
youths, except that ho sojourned ut
neither university. He all ended the loe-
rures of Charles Kingsley, and he endured the sieru discipline of! Whewoll. After some years of travel, in the course
of which 'he visited Cannda uud stood
bure-hended before the stutue of Wnsh-
iugton, ho nssunied the duties of his
arduous station, and outside the realm
of politics served his country with uu
energy and tact which will mnke him
ever remembered. There wus no activity
which did not awake his sympathetic interest. A philanthropist from his youth
upward, he did nunc thnn any mnn of
his time for the encouragement of hospitals, nnd the practical housing of the
poor. There wus uo sport in which ho
did not engage, His many triumphs nu
tho turf Immensely Incroasod his popularity, llis yachts have always boon
familiar iu the Solent, There is no pursuit of the countryside which he could
not call his own, uud to this " fanner on
a small scale," as he once described
himself, English agriculture owes a
weightier debt than to any other of his
iion Temporaries,
Above all, he was always known to
his people. Ho has lived in the public
eye.    He has permitted no secrecy to
Th.' tusk which King Edward por
formed in Russia was far more difficult
of accomplishment than the entonte
which ho had mude with Prance. The
Kusso Japanese war was a Stumbling
block in the path of intimate relations.
The episode of the North Sou brought
Kngland to the verge of war, and again
it wus the delicacy of King Edward,
which, together wilh the quick undet
standing of the Czar, saved us from a
conllict.
Thus it is thut, at the end of King
Kdwurd 's reign, Kngland is the loyal
friend of France am. linssia. Tho dip
loin ney, which has ensured the excellent
relations which exist today, needs neither praise nor embellishment, And if the
late King met with gruvo opposition
abroad, he was nsked to face a stilt
more dangerous situation at homo. Four
years ago the British democracy discovered its power, and King Bdward
was confronted by a problem which uom
of his ancestors had been expected to-
solve, llis difficulty was vastly inereus
ed by the familiar tonus of his office
Au English monarch reigns but does not
govern. He may use influence whoro
ho cannot insist.' And Kdwurd VII.,
keeping strictly within the limits of
the Constitution, hus shown how much
may be achieved in tho way uf compromise and good feeling by the prudence ami authority uf n man of the
world. It wus no part of his business to-
be nn absolute Sovereign, lt wus not
for him to initiate policies, Tt was enough if ho held the rival policies in a
just, balance, nnd he proved that he
possessed the rarest strength of nil—the
slrenglh to abstain from interference,
when- Interference might clash with tin
Constitution.
I ll line, ho possessed iu Ihe highest de
glee lho virtues of u constitutional moil
arch. Authority, tact, uud knowledge,
all wero his. Ho was a King in tin
truest sense, n King not only iu wisdom
and iulliieuco, but iu aspect, in temper,
und iu elinruotor, Wherever he went, he
cnught Ihe Imagination of his people,
lie cured for nil the things thai tlloy
care for. lie wus us Intimately at. home
ou I'.psom Downs as at Buckingham
Palace, and he resumed in his own per
son the many-sidedness of English life
nud Knglish activity; It was his fortune, or misfortune, fo follow Ihe great-
est Sovereign of modern times. He ascended an august throne, augusfly established, and wo can bestow no' hlghei
praise upon him thuu to bov Hint ho tilled worthily tho plnce left vacant bv
Queen Victoria, He possessed the gift
of llitithncy in u higher degree thnn uny
of his predecessors, nnd he was iu ovory
respect worthy to curry on the great,
tradition, established by William the
Conqueror and embellished by many ti
hero, of prudence, energy, and <
murage.
WHAT'S the charger' inquired the
magistrate,    peering   over    his
spectacles at the small prisoner.
"Attempting suicide,''' said the con-
stuble.
" Indeed!   Ilow was thut?"
"Ho wanted in fight ine, your worship." **/4T
i
THK ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
DAME FASHION'S
DECREES
MOKE und more eccentric uro tho fashions exhibited as
the summer season advances, aud the woman who faces
the problem of a becoming, smart and up-to-date summer wardrobe has a harder task as regards clothes than she
has over yet been given. Every woman wants to bo fashion*
ubly gowned; she also wants to bo attractive, and how cnn
iwo such absolutely diverse feats bo accomplished today?
The very latest news from Paris is that the skirts shall not
be more than two yards wide around the ankles, and thnt any
fulness of the skirt Bhall be kept ia place by a broad strap
or bund, so that the rule two yards, and only two yards, iu
width shall be maintained.   To quote from a letter written
Embroidered Net Gown with Pleated Silk Ruffles
by ouo of fashiuu's leaders after a visit to the leading dress-
making establishments iu Paris: "Tho. aeroplane evidently
dominates the uress of this season, nnd every woman is dress
ed as though she were meditating a trip iu u flying machine,
Grotesquely narrow skirts are held dowu by a broad band
for fear ihey might blow up when speeding through the uir,
nnd ull enveloping hats arc worn down ovor the oars, so low
that the brims rost on the shoulders aud make the wearing
of a collar superfluous and uncomfortable." A more hideous
caricature than is thus presented wus surely never seen.
And these clothes nre really and truly worn, and worn in
the street. Small wonder is *it that both dressmakers aud
customers spend hours nnd hours evolving designs that, while
the) may Indicate the lines of the eccentric stylos, have nothing tdse iu common with Ihem.
The short skirt is far more popular this year thuu it has
ever been, and not only are street costumes on the severe
tailor made order made in this style, but the most elaborate
of afternoon nnd evening gowns us well. Very smart aud attractive and oxtromoly practical are those same short skirts,
but they lack absolutely the charm, grace and elegance of the
long skirt and are, in spite of being temporarily fashionable,
quite incongruous for au elaborate gown. Practical they uro
for .shopping, for travelling, for motor excursions, aud at all
limes possible for tin1 woman who does not own her own carriage or motor und who prefers walking to going about iu
public conveyances, but their very practicability and usefulness mark them as not appropriate for any other use, whereas
tho long skirt makes even tho far simpler gowns appropriate
for more formal occasions. There are short evening gowns,
daneiug frocks, us they were first called, but now mado for
older women who do not dance, and in consequence a ballroom loses more than halt' of its attractive appearance, for
even the loudest in praise uf tho fashion admit thut with a
low cut waist u skirt of ankle length, or mo short that it clears
the ground by two or throe inches is almost invariably unbecoming, The fashion plates of the nineteenth century,
which ure so often laughed ut nud condemned, furnish perfect
specimens of many of the gowns of the present dny, and it is
to be earnestly hoped that a revolution iu the styles will
soon tako place.
Poulard, always a most desirable material for summer, is
now iu great favor, combined with othor materials or made
up by itself. Waist and overskirt are in oue, with nn under
skirt with flounce, or waist overskirt and flounce, are iu one,
the flounce or lower part ot the skirt fastened onto tho band
around thc tinkles. Fulness—and, sad to relate, there gener
ally is fulness at the top of the skirt—is gathered into the
Bame bund, but is not allowed to flare above the band, and
lhis is where a clever dressmaker succeeds and a poor ouo
fails, for if there can be any mitigation of the offence it is
iu regulating the fulness ami the widti. of the bami, and hv
so doing not destroying all lines of the figure. Both tlie'pluT-i
and Hgured designs are fashionable iu silk, and when the hindered Hilks are used the material is most cleverly draped, so
that thc border servos us trimming. The bordered silks, unless some rnre burgain is secured, nro more expensive than
the others, but, be it remembered, that they require no other
trimming, nnd furthermore, if every penny must be counted,
a much less expensive silk mav bo bought und trimmed Wltn
fancy ribbon, giving ull the effect of the woven border.
Once again the high wuisted stylos are to bo noticed, and
the veritable Kmpire gown, which it was confidently stated
could never be permitted, is more than realized in many of
tin* very lutest gown exhibited. With the high but loosely
corseted bust, the narrow ribbon girdle outlining the waist,
the scant short skirt ami the minute puffed sleeves, the so-
culled picturesque model evening gown is here to bc dealt with
by conservative taste am] public opinion. Fortunately, us has
already been said, tho fashion cannot bo carried out*without
lhe services of an exceptionally clever nnd consequently expensive drossmnker, nnd this will put fhe price beyond the
majority of thoso who buy carefully. No truly economical
WOtnuil feels she enn risk a failure, und when she is not absolutely sure the style will be smart, and becoming sho chooses
another in preference.   The robe gowns made up over a per-,
feet, fitting princess slip nro said to be tho safest to experiment With iu following utter this stylo, as thoro is not so
much expense involved.
Lingerie gowns, mado short, are very smart this season
and are much loss eccentric than many of tho others, nud,
while tho long skirt of luce and embroidery is effective and
becoming, the short skirt, clearing the ground, is so fur more
practical that tho fashion is deservedly popular. The exaggerated stylos nro not so often repent oil tn the lingerie gowns,
Double skirts nud tunics are fashionable, but the pleated
gowns with wide outre deux nud llouuces are much smarter.
The lining may be white or colored, but as this season there
is such a demand for touches of color and color contrasts,
the colored linings are tho more often selected. Then the belt
or girdle can match either the lining, or, again, be in contrast
—anything for variety or change being accepted as the rule
this summer, All kinds of hand embroidery und luce ure combined iu those lingerie gowns, und tlu1 numbor of different
kinds that nro to be soon in ono gown is extraordinary; but
the general effect Is good, and for those who prefer simple
stylos there are tho most exquisite materials with tho most
effective laces to choose from and yet be in style.
Flowered muslins, embroidered, plain and fancy linens,
and an endless choice in wash materials furnish 'i rare opportunity for a summer wardrobe this season, and among the
many varied ones there arc un unusual number that aro wen
adapted to the present eccentric models. Colorings in all
wash fabrics are marvellously bountiful, and whon the transparent weaves are used thero can be the same color or contrast in the linings, giving absolutely nov.el effects. For
those women who prefer the more severe styles the heavier
embroidered or plain Uncus furnish a delightfully wido tleld
of choice, ami colored linens nre to be iu grent doinnud. Tho
silk linens nro especially lovely iu color and texture, and for
midsummer thero can bo no better material.
For cool . days in summer tho white sorgo costume must
be included in tho practical outfit, but apart from the difference iu material there is no difference between the sorgo
and tho plainer linen costume. It can bo iu two or three
pieces, skirt nnd waist, in one und then n coat, but the most
practical is the skirt, und coat model, with which a separate
waist is worn. It must bo udmitted tlmt tho oue piece serge
gown made perfectly is extremely becoming and sinarl, but
only when mndo perfectly.
•    •    •
Pongee or linen costumes can bo made na tho same lines
us serge nnd cheviot, so fur as skirt and coat nro concerned,
but. there nre many more models suitable for the two lighter
weight, materials in the one piece gown. However, it'is much
more satisfactory to have the waist and skirt separate, for
there are days in midsummer when only n lingerie waist is
cool enough, uud then, if the weather changes, the coat t
easily be put ou. Tho apparently oue piece gown is now
constructed that it has exactly the same effect, for the joining
is hidden under ttie belt or trimming.
All skirts are cut extremely scant, nnd almost without exception nre unbecoming, but by introducing pleats und by
Inning any id' the fulness at the upper part most carefully
placed so as to obviate the loo thick effect, much better
results can be obtained. Tno colored linens are extremely
popular, nnd, while the liner qualities uro expensive, there
nre many grades, so thnt the cost is not prohibitive. The
simpler the design chosen the better, and a coarse embroidered gown will not be half so smart as the absolutely plain
one on which more money hus been expended for cut und fit
thnn for the embroidery. Sleeves are small uud must be carefully littod nml plnced so that, whatever fulness tuere is at
the top gives a becoming line; this, when the sleeves are cut
sepuruto, fnr the coat without shoulder senm Is mio of the
newest models of the season.
MAN'S STRENGTH
INASMUCH us inuii's muscles develop with use, it would
nppenr logical that the older ho gets the stronger ho
should  become,  but  such  is not  the case.    Experiments
mnde with thousands of men show thnt the museles of the
average  man   have  their   period   of   increase   and   decline.
jw~* V#'VVttitfYj\
White Voile de Ninon and Lace Gown Over Fink Silk Lining
whether he uses them much or little. The average youth
of seventeen has a lifting power of USO pounds. By his
twentieth year his power has increased to such a degree thai
he should be able to exert u lifting power of 820 pounds,
while hla maximum power is reached iii his thirtieth or thirty-
first yeur, 805 pounds then being recorded. At the expiration
of tho thirty-first year his power begins to decline, very grad
unlly at first, falling but S pounds by thu time he is forty.
Prom forty lo fifty Ihe decrease of power is somewhat more
rapid, having dropped to 380 pounds ut the latter age, the
average lifting power of u man of fifty, therefore, being
slightly greater than that of a man of twenty. After fifty
the decrease in strength is usually rapid, but the rale of ile
crease varies so surprisingly in Individuals that it has been
impossible to obtain accurate data ns tn the average strength
after that ago.
THE INSIDE OF A MOLE-HILL
ONK would think that the life history of such a common creature
as the mole would bo accurately
known to naturalists. The commonness
of an animal, however, often protects it
from expert study. It is more exciting
ami wins more fame to investigate tho
habits of a denizen of Centrnl Africa
or Borneo thuu to watch the doings of
a familiar creature from one's own
doorstep. So it comes about, as wo are
assumed by Lionel P. Adams iu Nature
that the life stories of some common
animals remain to be written; uud that
of the mole is yet rather obscure, lie
says:
"The difficulties of observing tho
hnbits of a subterranean dweller of a
most, retiring disposition are patent but
noi altogether insuperable, uud the wonder is that field naturalists have been
content to rend nud take for grunted
tho information handed down for the
last century without nny attempt to
confirm it.
"Dining the winter months one cuu
nol help noticing iu the open fields here
uud there u niolo heap conspicuously
larger thuu the rest, This is u mule
mole's winter habitation, but at pros
cut wo do not kuow whether lie lives
nlouo or with his wife, or if the Pomalo
ever constructs those ' fortresses,' us
tliey uro called. Probably he lives alone,
nml probnbly females make 'fortresses'
slightly more simple in construction und
smaller in size thuu those of the mules.
If wo take a spado uud carefully slice
away the top of a fortress, we shall find
several hollow tunnels or runs, which
may be opeuedup ami followed to the
base of the ' fortress,' whence thoy
lend nwny inlo the field. Slicing further
under these into the 'fortress,' nud just
below the ground level, wo eome upon u
bundle of grass or dead leaves; this is
the mole's nest iu which he sleeps, If
he hus lately quitted it the interior will
bo qulto warm to the hand; the mole
himself, however, will never be caught
in the nest. When the nest is removed
nml tho cavity exam hied, it will be
found aliout a foot iu diameter and
worn smooth by the mole wriggling
ubout as he wraps his nest round him,
for that, is his method of nrraiigiug him
self within it. Two, or more tunnels
will be found leading away from the
nest cavity into the field. One of these
is particularly noteworthy, us it is
found iu nearly every fortress; this exit
leads from the bottom of the nest perpendicularly downward for about u foot,
then, turning upward, it joins another
run. Its origin and use are uncertain,
but it is usually regarded us n sort of
sally port, nml is known us tho 'bolt-
run.'
"It is extremely unlikely thut the
nude deliberately selects the site of his
fortress, ns he is practically blind; probably lie sets to work whenever the impulse seizes him, ami proceeds in the
following munnor. He commences to
enlarge u nest -cavity, ejecting the earth
which he has loosened with his powerful
claws out of a hole in the roof; this he
does with the top of his head in little
jerks, The quiet observer may -see n
sunsuge-shaped mass of earth issue from
below with four or five sudden jerks,
thon, after one or two minutes' interval
when Hie mnle is collecting more loose
earth another sausage will appear as beforo, ami so on until tho work is complete. After the nest-cavity comes the
excavation of the bolt-run, and, finally,
to make all safe ami water-proof, the
mnle piles up a muss nf enrth, often
amounting to a large barrow load, by
means of tunnels nroutul the base of the
existing heap. These tunnels sometimes
break into one another und sometimes
into the nest cavity, uud so cause a
labyrinth which has given rise tu much
erroneous speculation in the past.
"A fortress is often completed in a
Dr.Martel's Female Pills
SEVENTEEN YEARS THE STANDARD
Preicrilipit ami recommtmiletl (or women's til
Jients, a HcientlDually prepared remedy of proven
worth. The result from their uho Ih <|tifck and
permanent.   For Male at all tlru-z store*.
single night. The young nre not born in
tho winter 'fortress,' but in a separate
habitation made by the female ulone.
It is built ou the same plan as the 'for
tress,' bnt usually simpler in construe
tion nud without ihe bolt-run* The fe
iiiuh' produces only oiu- Utter a year, und
the young, which are born from the
Olid of April to the end of .Muy, vary in
number from two to six. Naked, blind,
and pink, thoy turn lead-color in ton
days; nfter u fortnight a grey velvet
poinge is visible, which becomes blnck
at tho ond cd' three weeks, when the
eyes open. The enrs uro opened on the
seventeenth day. Attempts to rear the
young by hand have hitherto proved
futile, for, though thoy will suck freely
from flannel or cotton wool soaked in
warm milk, they pine ami die ou the
third or fourth day. 	
"There hns nlwnys beeu much discus
sion us to tho mole's power of sight.
Hissection has shown that the size of
the eye is greater in the embryo thnn
in the adult, indicating thnt the sight
of the race has dotioruted. Prom uu
nieroiis expo rl mon ta the writer is coo
viuccd thut the adult mole is practically
blind. Moles encountered iu the lay
time have takeu uo notice of a hu'uau
being lyavtllQ u hand close iu front, mil'
at night do they show signs of con
scioiisness of n light wined before l'n ir
nose; but, if the slightest sound Is mude,
Hie grout est excitement is Instantly
shuwn,"
Tin1 writer tells us further that ho
has often thrown down worms before a
captive mole. The animal shows nl once
that lie knows,the worm is there, but
the haphazard way in which he pokes
about indicates Hint he is guided by
scent or by bearing, not by sight. Ex-
citeiuent causes the fur to radiate round
the minute eye, uud it has beeu suggest
eil thnt the annual thus clears his eye
to see; most probably, however, this is
only un inherited relic of u lost function.   To quote again:
"When, nfter u hurried aud blunder
ing search, the worm has been located,
the mole holds it down with his fore
paws nnd outs it from ond to end with
ifbick, jerky bites. When the animal's
tin mouse appetite is at length satisfied
PI ALMOST DROVE
DISEASE     DEFIED     TKKATMENT
WAS CUItfeD AT ONCE HY
•Tltl IT-A-TIVKS."
Mr, ii.' Marchossaiiit. Nigh l't>n-
stablu of the province of Quebep, who
livos at Si. Hyaeintbe, thought be was
going )o be disabled for IHV.
A terrible pain In the back Kept him
In Hie bouse nud under Ibe doctor's
care for months.    Nothing seemed to
give relief.
'thru be tried ".•'ruU-a-tlvos," the
famous Iruit medicine. Note the results.
"Kriiit-u-tive.s" oured me or chroule
pain lu ibe back that was >o severe
Hint I could nnl drive mv horse,"
writes Mr. Murchossuull.
If you lmvo Weal; Kidneys nnd that
Biting Pain in ttie Dm k. by uii means
try "JPrull-n-tlvoM," wlileli Is made ut
fruit juices,
fWV n I.os:. ti ior $2.GO, or trial box,
!»6e, A; oil de^h rs, nr from Kruli-u-
tlves, Limited, Ouuwa.
and worms ure still being supplied, the
molrt will often give the worm severul
bites to disable it, and will then cram
it into the earth, presumably to bury
it for future use -nfter the nwn nor of
the dog with bones and the squirrel
with ncorns,
"The senses of smell und hearing
must be very acute to enable the mole
to locate a pheasant's or partridge's
nest above his run. Thut this is the
case is testified by two gamekeepers in
different parts of the country, both of
whom state that the nests nre often entered from below uud the eggs outeu."
STIRLING
IN SUNNY SOUTHERN ALBERTA
The new town of Stirling is growing by leaps and bounds. Last June it was open prairie;
to-day a thriving town, with local and long distance telephone. A newspaper. "The New Stirling
Star," has just been established.
Refitteitd Plan
"STIRLING
4347Y"
Lots from $75 to $300 Each
CASH
A MONTH
$10
Iluy to-day and get the benet't of the tremendous movement.   Vour money invested iu New
Stirling works twenty-four hours a day.   Send for maps, plans, blue prints and views.
The following form may. be used:
STIRI.INf: TOWNSITE SY
UNION HANK BUHi
VV
STIRLING TOWNSITE SYNDICATE,   ' OR
STIRLING, ALTA.
Gentlemen,—
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the townsite of Stirling (Registered Plan 4347 Y), and 1 hereby agree to pay the bai
rale of $10 a month on each lot. Kindly allot me Ihose closesl in lill 1 get Ihe plans,
to have the privilege of changing to any unsold if I wish.
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40 THE ISLANDER, OTJMBERLAKt. fi.C
THE    ISLANDER
Published  every  Saturday  at Cumberland,   B.C.,  by
Ormond T. Smithe,
Editor mid Proprietor.
Advertising rates published elsewhere in the piper.
Subscription price $1.50 per yeur, payable in advance.
Tbe editor dues  uut  bold   lliuisi'lf responsible for  views  expressed by
correspondents.
SATURDAY, JULY 23, mill.
What the Editor has to say.
W. li. Coulson, General Manager of the Canadian Colleries, Ltd., announces that on September 1st. theofHceBof
the company will be transferred to Vnncouver from Victoria,
although the legal headquarters will be maintained in the
capital city.
The demand for houses for renting in the city far exceeds
the supply, and there would appear to be an excellent oppor
1 unity for profitable investment by building houses in Cumberland,
The streets of this city were never intended to be used as
motor speedways, and tbe disposition to use tbem as such
especially at night—should be severely discouraged.
Tf there is a city by-law dealing with the question it
should be enforced ; if there is not, there should be one enacted and carried out.
Most of the motorists who travel hereabouts, do so witli
some regard to the safety of the humble pedestrian, but it
would be well to check the nuisance of the reckless autoist at
large, before such recklessness results in a serious accident.
The Victoria Colonist, of Tuesday last, contains a lengthy
interview with Mr. Manson, M.P.P., for this district, in which
that gentleman tells of the optimistic outlook for this district
generally.
Mr. Manson has just concluded a tour of the entire constituency, nnd his present mission at the capital is to lay before
llie Government the manifold needs of his constituents, especially in the matter of roads and trails.
Mr. Manson has just succeeded in inducing the Government to supplement the 81500 for the Cache Creek-Shushartie
trail by an additional $3500, making 85000 in all.
Just before leaving Cumberland, Mr. Manson was induced
by a resident of the Dove Creek country, to visit that section.
We are told that over 2000 acres of the finest agricultural
land in Comox is situated there, but owing to the difficulty of
access, the country is practically unknown, although it might
be reached quite easily from Cumberland by a road six miles
in length.
Mr. Manson was quite favorably impressed with the
country, and has promised to have a Government engineer go
over the country with a view to deciding upon the location of
a road.
The opening up of such a country at our ver)' door is
worth boosting for, and the development of the district would
he a matter of material advantage to this city.
The Provincial Government Game Warden has just
liberated a number of Mongolian pheasants in the Saanich
district, the Erst of a lot to be liberated on the Island.
We should like to see a number of these birds turned
loose in this district; and, no doubt, the Government would
see to it that such was done, if the matter were brought to
their attention.
Tbe Mongolian pheasant is a larger and hardier bird
ihan either the English or Chinese variety and crosses well
with these kinds, and the cross-bred birds have been proved
to be a superior sporting bird to tiie common pheasant.
Tt is a fact that on one consignment of goods alone $427
in Customs dues, which should have been credited to a Customs Department in this city, went to swell the Customs returns for Nanaimo last week.
lt is a fact that every year thousands of dollars are spent
for Customs dues in Nanaimo, for which this city gets no
credit.
It is a tact that we have long been promised a Customs
Department.
It is a fact that the Customs House has long been built.
It is a tact that we have an nlledged representative in
Parliament at Ottawa, who draws his salary as such.
It is a fact that the secretary of the local Development
League has stated that he has not received even the courtesy
of a reply to letters, requesting that the promise be kept.
It is a fact that some men are sent to prison for obtaining
money under false pretences.
It is a fact that other men. guilty of a similar offence have
sat in Parliament.
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been held on theoid ball groundi tomorrow
hu been changed totheCity llallat it p.m.
Mr, Colin Campbell and family moved
to Courtenay thia ffrek, where they wil)
in future reaide, owing to the fait that it
impossible to pr< ourea liouao in Cuuiber
land.
Mr. .T. Miller, late of Portland, Oregon,
and Mr \V. Kraa.r will conduct, a Mov*
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the Cuniborland Hall, Their tim' ahow
waa held laat Wedueaday night. The
ruinori that othor parlies aro connected
with the show it without foundation, and
haa been emphatically denied.
The Ladyamith Baaeball Team are an*
xious for another crack at tho local nine,
and want the game to be fur $100 a-side
next time. Thoy propose to mako uniy
une change on their line-up frum tho
bunch that played here ou tho 12t.ii j
They will bo accommodated, aa the boya 1
look upon it as '* easy money."
A local aerie of the Fraternal orJor of
Baglea wlll be instituted here tomorrow,
wheu Deputy Grand Worthy Prenideio
P. Lynch, uf Now Wootimiister, will be
on hand to install tho lodge officers.
Dr, Macnaughton, the lodge physician,
has booit busy during the fore part of tho
week making the Decennary medical examination of the candidates, and 05 wuuld
bo Eagles panned ihruugh his Intuitu on
Monday Tuesday and Woduosdity. In-
aides these a large numbers of candidates frum Courtnay aud Union Bay are
going to ride the goat, and tho Eagloit
lodges in Cumberland will at its iuceptioii,
have a greater membership than any other
lodge in town.
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concerning the present system. If you
are not interested in what we are going
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air cure for awhile. It won't cost you
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MJ. WOOD, the populnr. head master
of Harrow School, once told a
Btory of a boy who missed u Imt
talloii drill, which is coasldored n somo-
what sorlous offense al tho Pom ous
school, Tin- doctor siimmonod the Ind,
nn American, in his study nnd tints nd-
droned him: " Do you know, us tlio hon
ornry colonel of tl ndel corps, I ean
hnve ynu shol uud as tho head master I
ran hnve yon birched! Now, which soil'
teneo do you profor?" Tho humor of
tin' si tun tin u overenmo tho culprit's nervousness, nnd wiih a smile lie roplled:
"I prefer tn be shot, Blr, becnuso then
mm] n be hung."
HE   (utter a quarrel, bitterly)—"I
wns u fool when 1 married you."
she—"1 knew it, but 1 thought
you would improve."
TT7HO hns broken the milk-jug?"
>V "The oat knocked that down,
madam!"
"What oat!"
'' Haven 't we got ono?"
tt    e    e
MH&.    XOOBIUDK—"Yes,   dear,   I
wna married last month.   J 'd Uke
vim  to call on  mo nnd see thu
pretty Httle tlat r lmvo,"
.Miss Jelluse—"1  have seen hiin, my
Wll \T State dn WO live in?" asked
the toaohor in the primary geography eluss.
And little Klmer, thinking of Ins Sun
■lay-School catechism, promptly replied:
"In a stale of sin nml misery."
WHAT'S this I hear about Casey?"
nsked IM*cGiuiii».
"lie's boon trying to asphyxiate
himself, ' saiil O'Reilly.
"il 'wan!    What did lie do?"
"lie Ml. every gas-jet iu the house aud
sat down nnd waited. "
HOW ean you tell n Yale mnn from
a Harvard man?"
" Well, a Yale man always acts
as il* he owned the world."
"Ve»?"
"And a Harvard man always acts us
il' he doesn't; know what vulgar person
owns the world, and, furthermore, he
docsn't cure to Itnow."
♦ •   #
BY mistake a farmer had got aboard
a enr reserved for a party of college graduates who were returning
to their alum mater for some spoeial
event. There was a large quantity of
refreshments on tho ear, ami tho fanner
was allowed to join the others. Finally
some oni' asked him: "Are you an alutn-
uus?" "No," saiil the farmer earnestly; "but I believe iu it."
* •   •
rpIIK burlesque comedian hud describ-
X ed the "artist's studio" net he
was trying to put into vaudeville.
"Just let me put it on for one night,"
he pleaded, "aud you'll be turning the
poople away for the rest of my engage-
meal. " "That's exactly what I'd bo
doing." dryly replied tho decent vnude-
.'llio manager; ' ■ hut it would take
weeks uud weeks of coaxing to get nil
those people hark again.
A LADY called nt n real estate office
to engage a store for a rummage
sale. The agent in churgo told
her he eould not give her a positive answer, as thore was sickness in the rooms
over tho store. After leaving, il occurred to her that the illness might be sear-
let fever or something contagious. Going bnck, >he put the question, --Is it n
.•oiil.iigious disease V The reply '-nine
quickly, "No, it's a boy! "
ROBERT SMITH, brother of Sydney
Smith and nu ex-ndvocoto-geiioral,
on one occasion was engaged in nn
argument with a physician river the merit.- of their respective professions. "1
don't say that all lawyers are crooks,"
-aid the doctor, iu his final summing up,
"but my opponent will hnve to admit
lhat his profession doesn't make angels
of men." " No.'' quiet ly retorted
Smith, "you doctors certainly have the
hest of us there.'*
A STAUNCH teetotaller and an enthusiastic fisherman lunl a good
stretch of the Dee to Hsh in, und
engaged the services of an experieneed
boatman. But night alter night he
came back with empty ereel. and at
length departed in disgust. When he
was gone, thi1 boatman was approached
and asked how il was lhat a fairly expert fisherman had such a run of ill-
luck. "A wool," said the man. "lie
had nae whushie, and 1 took him where
there was nae fusil,"
A N Irish policomau, who was also
/x something of a sportsman, had
been posted on a road near Dub-
In to eateh the scorching motorist. Presently one came along at twenty miles
iii-hour, and the policeman saw it pass
without a sign. Next camo a large
motor travelling at forty miles au hour,
ind the eyes of the guardian of the public brightened. And then one passed at
the rate of a mile u minute. " llegorra."
-aid Put, slapping his thigh, "that's
the hest of the lot."
TWO men of West Philadelphia were
exchanging greetings the otber day
when one of thom exclaimed.
"Why, Kdward. old eliap, you're in
fine trim! You're positively beauiingl
I 've never seen you look sn satisfied
with yourself and tho world. Any particular renson V '
"Yes," answered Kdward. "The fact
in, I've just succeeded III signing up our
leading lady for another season."
"] had no idea ynu were iu the IllOfl
trieal husiuess.''
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•■Nor am  I.    1  am referring to our
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rn 11K V wero penurious '' penny-a
J_ liners," und they lived together,
partly because thoy didn't mind
each other much, but principally because
they were about the same size", uud one
hest suit of clothes did for both. In the
silent watohes of the night one of Ihem
awoke to hear a suspicious creaking in
the room. It wus a bungling burglar,
who had mistaken their room for an ad
joining suite, omipied by a wealthy fish
monger. "George," * he tdir'iekod,
"there's a burglar in the room," "You
blundering idiot!" roared his bedmate.
"Why the diekens couldn't you keep
quiett Ho might havo dropped some
thing!"
t    #    •
IT was a newly appointed officer on
General Sherman's staff whoso wit
saved him from a breach of oti
quotte, The general lilted young men;
Imt not when they were fresh. He was
full of praise for the bright ollieer in his
lirst epaulettes; but despised a second
lieutenant's tittomptod familiarity, One
night he happened lo ovorliour a'boyish
nllicer say to a group of friends: "Hher
man/    Deuced g 1  fellow,    lie and  I
had n bottle of wine together, I am
rather fond of old Sherman, you know."
The general joined the gathering amid
profound silence. Turning to the Jieu
tenant, he saiil sternly, "I think, sir,
you might have said General Sherman."
''aSo," litisworeo the youngster with
happy presence of mind. " Did you ever
hear of (ieueral Achilles or Oeneral
Julius < 'aesur .''
With the Horses
The harness classes came in for much
favorable comment. They were of the
best aud most upproved type and wero
shown to the best advautuge us only experienced drivers know how. In Judy
ing these classes conformation, quality,
style and action wero taken iuto account. The championship in this division was awarded to the Knuisclare
Partus at OakvUle on the horse, "Lord
Myrick." This is u beautiful chestnut
gelding, lit'teen hands, three and a half
inches high and us stylish as they make
them. He has pleuty'of action, free and
easy and is well educated us to what is
required from him. He is of the Hackney conformation aud lacks mighty
little in quality, He lias excellent foot
ami legs, a short, neatly lamed body
umi is a horse thut commands attention
whenever he appeals, Another animal Of the harness type that came in
for its share of lhe prk'.e monev was
the aged bay mare. "Udy Norfolk."
belonging to Mrs. Adam Heck, London,
Out. This is nnotlior *>f the kind that
makes people "sit up and lake notice."
She  is a   vory   neal   animal  with  lirst
.lass  foot   and   logs,  ll   .-lean,  llal   bt	
ami quality to lunn. She is a very styl
ish traveller and lets n nice, free, classy
action which is shown off uiceiv when
Mrs. Heck  has the reins.
Auotlior very attractive animal was
" Happy Maid," mvneil liy I'row &
Murray, Toronto, This Is a nice brown
mure with good action, splendid quality,
weight, Hume Blake, Toronto, with
"tinme Cock;" Middleweight, Orow &
Murray with "The Wasp;" Lightweight, Crow & Murray on "Stay-
away."
lu the roadster classes the tine, brown
mare, "Oknm Hollo," from Miss Wilks'
farm, took the championship. Her style
of going was good and showed speed.
She had a quiet, good-tempered manner,
and action free nnd easy. Her hock
uud knee action were good and her quality was excellent. Crow & Murray's
"Dress Parade" is an excellent type of
roadster with a nice free action and
closely chased "Oknm Helle" for the
championship, Nearly all the horses of
this type were Toronto horses ami few
outsiders entered the competition. The
roadster teams caused the judges some
perplexity, but after consider..ole drlv
ing nud eonsollation, lhe prize wns
awarded to Crow tV Murray.
I'ouies ure the children's favorite
horses mid these little animals were
oul in large numbers. Ponies nf nil des
cript'ons and sizes were shown. Some
were shown iu harness driven by their
youthful masters and othors came I'm
saddle compel iiion. As wiih the larger
animals these ubo were of highest quill
Ity and with as much or moie ' 'ginger,''
The pony, "Hathgule Swell." was _i\_
eessful in currying oft the championship
for both saddle and carriage, lie is a
line, brown gelding, thirteen hands high
and has exceptional quality ami action.
DO JUST WHAT IS
CLAIMED FOR THEM
FREDERICK    C.    BEYER,   a    we]] I''"d stylish.    She is a very nice, clean
known Cleveland editor, told at a!1'!" ,mlT0 a,mi deserved the place which  1	
she won-lirst  in her class.    Another of forty
recent, pres
.tory.
"A   Medina
banquet a newspaper
ditor  died,"  he  said,
,d
The aged brown stnllion, " Ilalllmg. "
wned by Paterson  Hros,. Toronto, was
warded'first iu the Thoroughbred -lal
ion   class,  uud   "tiirktleld,"  the  prop-
■:  the  Ottawa   Hunt   Club, eil in r
the    Knuisclare   Forn
' Ladv   Wprwick,
with
lossy action aud quality, and a
g style. It was •• Lord Myrick"
nnd "Lady Warwick" that won the
championship for pairs tif harness
horses. C. 10. OudewllI, Montreal, had
a pair of attractive and stylish horses
'iu hand, "(''hilly" ami •■l-'rills" eume
ill for their share of Ihe prize money. A
pair ol' blue greys Ihnt attracted considerable  uttontlon   were   "Blue   cloud"
winners   was | second,   These horsi
chestiiui   morel looked as if they eo
This
Of thc
and
uost
"ami was, of course, directed I
to the Abode oi  the .lust.    But du
the ascent the editor's journalistic cur:
osity asserted itself, and he said:
" Ms it permitted for one to have ,,
look at—or—the other place?'
" 'Certainly,' wns the gracious reply,
nml accordingly a descent to the other
place was made. Here the.editor found
much to interest him. Ho scurried
about, aud was soon losl to view. %.     „..„
"His angelic escort got worried at V W"kB- <-,!,,,• W(ie" sll0Wn ,'l,lu'1'
last ami began a systematic search for ""tfy or together, this leant with their
his charge. lie found lilm al last, sent ! st.vl,1> quality and free action were uled before a furnace, fanning himself "mst •Slll',' f° bo '» ',l'' run",n* Mr"'
and gating at the people in the (ire. On J10" m.llfit ll1' "J:"1'' "' " l,!lir '"' "V™
the door of tho furnace was u plate sny- belonging to Miss k. L. Wilks
ing. ' Delinquent  Subscribers.' "   j t,lIim *«« "l1 ,(,P representative
" -Come,' said the angel to the odi■  harness horse  and  their style
tor, 'we must be going.' tl<?", P o«sed overybody—ovon tli
"'Vou go on,' the editor answered. I critical. Ihey hud quality, too, and
without lifting his eves. • I'm not com ! conpled with this were of a good size,
ing.    This is heaven" enough for me.' "   which went  a  long  way in their favor.
In the string ol A. v.. longer, were some
. splendid    animals    t hut    carried    home.
POPULAR FICTION m01)PV jol. their owner.   Another winner
I'M so glad to see you!" i was .1. T. R, Laurendoau, Wostmouut,
"Oh, whal a beautiful new gown > with  "Duchess of   Mnrlborough" and
you have!" ] " Lady Brilliant."    W.  D. Bonrdmore,
".\ly friends, it gives me great pleas \ Toronto; Jno. Slewart, Westmonnt;
ure to address this magnificent audi Geo. Pepper, Toronto; Dr. \i, ]., Weh-
cuce." jstei.   Ottawa,   and   several   others   had
"J assure you it will not be the slight ; horses of merit in the ring but were not
est inconvenience." successful iu carrying off many of tho
"Although  you   have  defeated   ine   I   prizes.
sincerely congratulate you on your elec        Perhaps no feature of the show  was
tion." j so exciting as the saddle classes, and
■•Why, you don't   look  a day older particularly in hunters ond jumpers,   It
thuu you did twenty years ago!" : was interesting aud  exciting to watch
I   shall   be   delighted   to   have   yon   the  horses  .jump  the   hurdles,   Farmers
go soi
the Standard bred class, Mi:
captured tlrst ami second pla
"Mogra/.ia"  and   "Jim   Todd
0(1 and
i."   Jn
Wilks
s  with
As
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St. Paul de Metis, Alta., June 4,—
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The majority of collars nre lott large,
ft is well to havo the collar fitted by u
harness maker. He may be able to remove or replace padding so that the collar will fit well on the shoulder. Do uot
use heavy pads. Thoy cause the shoulder to sweat which makes the skin tou-
der und very easily blistered. After h
collar has been secured and fitting prop
..,..,., , , , erly,   it   is  necessarv  that   it   be  kept
Miss WiIks   horses are known all ovei-,   ,.!,,„„_    Whon   the  horse comes to the
Amor ea as being ol the topnotoh qua •   stable  sweating  the  collar  should  bo
ity all we can say ;s that these Iwo am | cleaned  wbh
mals have again  won  honors for thai
famous stud.
; with
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ily rag.    This will  keep the
collar soft   and   in   the  hest   condition
| for fitting the shoulder.    In most eases
Horse owners and drivers are direct-ithe back of the knife is used for the
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shoulders   of   the   horses   which   they, ns the collar gets hard and rough.
drive,    N'o horse, young or old, can do
satisfactory work If he suffers nt ovory
step lie takes.    Tho horse may be com
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Kept  healthy and over ready tor work.' wryiwi iUJ.rt.WHi mme, co» U*u1m.».i*T?
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FORGETFUL
I  wont into ii barber shop,
A  lilHe corner place;
*l'he barber must hnve had
lie  badly  cut   my   face.
And when he saw my face was c
With all his might and main
Ile soused me with witch-hazel,
ll  didn't stop tbe pain.
N'exl day. in a forgiving mood,
I   took  another chance.
The haughty barber  Ity me stoo
With   supercilious   glance.
"Vou  shave   yourself   sometime
guess,
The barber did observe,
And T was mute, 1 must confess.
Before such lofty nerve.
MARK  TWAIN
llis hands fall from the wheel; he look*
no more
To see what   reef  or  shoal  may  be
ahead.
What narrow channel there may be
to thread,
What  inggod rocks mav   jut   out front
thn shore!
What message is it that the leadsmen
send?
"Mark  Twain!"    The troublod  en
gines cease to throb,
The song the breezes sang ends in a
sob;
The frip is done—the world has lost a
friend.
On lips he taught to smile the laughter
dies,
The sun shines with a lesser, fainter
glow:
Abuig  the   shores   where   mirth   was
spread a low,
Sud murmur passes, nnd, with tear dim
med eyes,
Men look out on the stream, yet, while
they gaze,
In silence shine the comforting belief
That, safe  iu  port,  beyond  the  lust
dread reef,
llis noul is gladdened by n Captain's
praise.
- s. K. Kiscr. In Chicago Rccord*Herald
AT EUSTON STATION
Von is the train I used to take
In tho good obi days of yore,
When I went home for love's dear sake
I who go home uo more.
The station lights flare in the wind,
The night is binned with rnin,
And there was some one, old und kind.
Who will not come again,
Oh, that's an Irish voice I hear,
And that's an  Irish face.
And these will come when dnwn is :.'e.tr
To the beloved  plnce.
And thoso will see when day is gray
And lightest, winds are still
The coast line by  Dublin Ray
With exquisite hill on hilt.
! would not follow if I might
Who eume so oft nf old;
Nn window pane holds me a liglit,
The warm  hearth tire  is cold.
There is the train t used to take.
lie blest from shore to shore,
'» land of love and of he'irtbreak!
'lnt I go heme no more. *
—Katharine Tynan, in McLure's
like to keep their horses trained not l
jump, but this class of horses are actually taught to be "breechy." Here
the men are not alone iu the game but
the ladies also can sit the saddle while
the horse takes a four foot fly through
the air. The contest for the high jump
was the most exciting of all. Th rue
horses were entered for this. Placing the
hurdles at five feet high tliey were
gradually raised till they were seven
feet high. At this height'"Confidence"
took a sail through the air and cleared
the hurdle with his ridcrl Few farmers
would Uke to guarantee to keep him ill
a pasture Held. lie is the property of
Crow A: Murray, Toronto, The championships for the hunters were: Heavy
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THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, U.C.
4
X Teek, who, by the sad event, which
we uiiuounco today, i.s called to the
throne as Queen of England, used to
say, "1 would rather be known as nn
Knglish Prlncoss than by uny other title
iu the world." The serene patriotism
that distinguished the late Duchess of
Teek and uiade her a missionary of everything British is the inheritance of
her daughtor—the first Knglish Princess
who for centuries has shured tho throne
of (ireat Britain and Ireland.
To the Duohess of Teek, utVoetinnately
named by the people "Our Mary," tho
Uueeii owes many of her amiable quail*
ties and accomplishments, anil, above
all, her love of home and family, her
studious disposition and her charity and
sympathy. Of the Queen, as of the
King, it may hv said that her natural
Idas is not in the direction of ceremonial and public life. Her greutesl joy
is to be ut home with her children und
her friends and her books. Vet, despite
this preeminently Knglish ehnrm-teris-
tie, her Majesty, like her royal Consort,
must bo numbered among the great travelers. Few women, and certainly no occupant of a throne, have seen so mueh
of the world, for she has visited Austrn-
liu, New Zealand, South Africa, i.'auada,
and India, and has studied the condi
tious ef life in almost every part of the
Umpire. A keen and natural desire to
learn has made her a great render of
serious books, and the volumes to be
seen on her desk might satisfy the student or the statesman, To domestic and
studious hubits is added a womanly
sympathy that finds expression in works
of benevolence among the sick and the
needy as well as a stern sense of duty
that neglects no cull made upon a member of tiie Itoyal Family.
Princess Victoria Mary was the only
daughter of the Duke and Duchess of
Teck, and was horn at Kensington Pal
ttee "a May I'li, 1807. As Princess Mary
of Cambridge, her mother was the ;do.
of the people, who applauded when she
refused the crown of an Kmpress of
France and made a love-match with
the handsome son of Duke Alexander of
Wiirtemberg. Princess Mny was the
first child of this marriage, and was
reared among the scenes and in the best
dayr> illustrates both the nature of that
discipline nnd the character of the Prin-
cobs. With her cousins, Princess Louis,
Victoria and Maud of Wales, Princess
May was assisting at a bazaar at Kow
Qurdens, whon a visitor, making purchases at the Duchess's stall, asked
Princess May to sign a fun she had just
bought. "1 will sigu it with pleasure,"
was the reply, "but are you not mistaking uie for one of my cousins of Wales?
[ am ouly Mny of Teek."
The Princess grew up into a charming
and ttiiulVected woman, popular with hor
friends, und adored by l-.er relatives and
it host of dependents from whom she
never withheld either time or personal
service, Hut fate bad iu store n great
sorrow. The announcement of her engagement to the Duke of Clarence, eldest son of the lute King, was received
with intense satisfaction by the nation.
Tho sudden death of the Prince a few
months later seemed to destroy that
hope of the people for a queen born nud
bred on Knglish soil and reared iu Knglish traditions. Hut one Mny morning
while crossing the park to Sheen Lodge
on a visit, to the Duchess of Fife, Prtti
cess May was joined by the Duke of
Vork. and on the following day Queon
Victoria made known to her subjects
the betrothal of "her beloved grandson,
the Duke of Vork, to Princess Victoria
Mary of Teck."
The marriage wns solemnized amid national rejoicing in the Chapel Royal of
St. dames* on duly (I, 1893. Whether in
the country, ut Vork House, Sandrlngiiam, or iu town, at Vork House, St.
lames', the Princess gave proof of the
vnlue of that training which she had
received under thn vigilant eye of ber
mother. Her practical knowledge of the
management of a great household became quickly apparent, and Vork House.
Sandrlngiiam, became nn ideal country
home, Princess May, having no tasto for
sport or athletics, took hor pleasures iu
country walks or in the flower garden
with a book, or In a dog-cart driven by
the Duke. Children came to strengthen
the home-ties, and with them new duties
and responsibilities. To the education
md training of her children rhe Prii,
■ess devoted her great abilities, though
her time aud energies were nlwnys at
existed not on the Missippi steamboats,
but on the railroad trains of the West
and the Southwest, ami the time win not
so \ory long ago, either."
The speaker, a grey-haired, pleasant-
faced man of about forty-eight years,
was, as his companions well knew, one
of the most famous gamblers of bis
i'ay in tho Western States. SiiH'O reformed, he was known to have served
two ti Wis i.i tlm pouilentiury. ilia'
name, ten years ago, rang as familiar
in the shady circles this side of the Mis
stssippi as it did to tho westward. It was
iu response to the pleadings of the two
mcil with him thut, over the toffee and
eigats, lie told of some of the experi-
ences in railroad gambling iu which he
and some of his fellow gamblers had tig
ured, uud which he gave nj examples
of some of the more exciting episodes
that had taken place on the ston! ruildfl
of th- West His narrative, which
sinil's for itudf, is told in hifl (wn
words,
"At the time of which I nut spe-ik-
iug," he began, " I was working the Nebraska truins with three confederates.
Poker was our guine, not three card
monte, as you may have thought. One
day we got wind of the fact that :i man,
Who shall be culled Clarke for present
purposes, wus going to leave Omaha for
a Western trip the uext day. This man
was very wealthy and was known to be
a great card-player, (letting together
with my two confederates, we formed
our little sell erne and started in to lay
our wires nt once. Accordingly, when
Clarke got on the train ready for his
trip, he found the three of us deep in
u game of poker. We were playing for
very small stnkes, and, paying no attention to him, kept our eyes glued to
the game. The tedium of the journey,
as we had figured, soon got on Clarke's
norvesj and lie spent his time watching
us play. Presently, the playing fever
got in its work ou him, and he asked us
if lie might take a hand. I told him
gruffly tlmt we did not know him, uud
that, anyway, we were afraid if u
stranger entered the game he might
want to boost the limit. After a lot of
talk, however, we let him in with apparent reluctance, aud. once in, we let him
win pot after pot. Not one of us. seemingly, could win. We complained about
our luck, grumbled, grew angry, protested. Finally, wheu Clarke won u
particularly guml-sizcd pot, after we
liad beeu playing iu constant bud luck
for three hours, 1 jumped to my feet,
knocked over the cnips, grasped Clarkf
by the shoulders, nnd shouted out that
he was a cheat! The other two mon
also sprang up, ami one of them, seizing
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traditions of our country. She was
christened, like her god-mother, Quoen
Victoria, in Kensington Palace, and received the iiaine of Victoria Mury Augusta Louisa Olgu Pauline Clementine
Agnes, though she was known in the
family circle and later to the people as
Princess Muy. Tho mother's description of Ihe Princess who wns destined to
become a Queen is given iu her "Memories," am! will be read with interest
at this moment:
"She really Is as sweet and engaging
a child as vim can wish to see: foil of
life and tun, and playful as a kitten;
with the deepest blue eyes imaginable,
quantities of fnir hair, a tiny rose bud
of a mouth, a lovely complexion (pink
nud white), aud a most perfect figure,
In a word, a model of a baby!"
Life iu the old palace at Kensington
pursed joyously under the enro nf de
voted parents,' and with the comrade-
ship o|' three brut hers, in whose sports
Prllieoss May had a share. Her natural
talents .yore*carefully Stimulated and
di rooted, and quickly made it apparent
that the young Princess wus clever and
possessed of intellectual tastes. Music
was nue of her accomplishments, and her
voice was developed under the training
of Signor Tosli, a protege of her grandmother, the Duchess of Cambridge.
While very young she spent two years
abroad with'her parents, travelling iu
Italy and other parts of the Continent
and residing iu Florence, In the spring
of 1885 the Duke and Duchess of Teck
returned to Kngland, bringing with them
a charming and accomplished girl of
tall and graceful Ugure. who Instantly
won her wav to the heart of the poople,
At While'Lodge, delightfully secluded
in Richmond Park, Princess May spent
some years, the favorite companion of
lier fntltor, the comrade of her devoted
brothers, and her mother's right hand iu
those works of charity nml practical
benevolence so long associated with the
name ef the Duchess of Teck, Though
the mother muy have had great ambition
for her only daughter she allowed nothing to interfere with the rigorous dis-
cipllne and training'of the early Victor
inn period.    A little nneedntc of those
tho command of charity and benevolence. An inborn capacity for business
enabled her to accomplish many things,
for, as has beon well snid, her Royal
Highness is quite tho modern womnu ,'n
that, respect, and is little given to sentiment ami meaningless talk.
A col tain shyness nnd reserve of milliner have given mnny observers the impression that her Royal Highness is cold
and unsympathetic. Nothing could be
more erroneous. No woman has stronger sympathies or sympathies more spontaneous in action, Thousands id' poor,
and thousands of sick peoplo could bear
gut hiin iu tow, nud it wus up to voitrs
testimony tu this truth, while all* who
havo the privilege of being admitted i<<
her friendship or acquaintance acknowledge not only the strength id' her in
lelligeuce, but tne charm oi her sympathetic   personality,     lier   loyalty   to
I'ri Is   is  traditional,  and   like  other
members of the Royal Family she uever
forgets the fuce or the name of a
frlond. The experience acquired in journeys all over the Empire will serve her
Majesty in good stead, and will
Strengthen her hold on the affections of
her people, for iu almost every corner
of the Empire she has seen them face
to face aud has entered into their
thoughts and into their lives.
THE   OLD-TIME   TRAIN  GAMBLER
(By Georgo Jean Nathan)
SEATED around a lunchcon-tablo at
thu Waldorf one day not long ago
were three -men discussing the
spectacular gambling lliat used to pre
vail ou the old Mississippi Kiver steamboats, "I doubt," said one, "if gamb
ling ever disclosed more exciting melodrama than iu those days." The second man concurred in this opinion by
his silence. The third, however, who
had sown the Initial seed that had
sprouted iu the present conversational
trend, smiled us if he realized his chance
had come. "Nonsense," said he; "the
real melodrama of gambling from au
American standpoint is fnr removed
from the days you hnve mentioned. It
Clarke's coat, drew a 'card hold' from
under the lower left side.
" 'Vou're right,' cried my confederate. 'Look nt this!'
■'Clarke, Hushing, protested—but in
vain, and subsequently gave up $3,500
tn us under our threat to lmvo hiin ar
rested. One of us hud slipped the 'hold'
into position under his coat while he
was ploying, Indeed, this trick was
worked by us a dozen limes a year, any
way, In those days.
"On one id' the Denver trait's, worked by another gam.iier and myself, we
cleaned up $80,000 in six months. Five
thousand of this umounl wo got by lur
jug two men into a big stake game, and
by holding flip the Inble stakes finally
with revolvers, We denned oil' all fhe
cash, jumped the train,*find got nwny be
fore the men realized clearlv what' hud
happened.
"Things at one period got lo such u
pass on the trains running through the
Sunt Invest, that there would frequently
be Iwo separate sets of professional
gamblers working a single train. As a
result, the gamblers not Infrequently
came to blows with one another, Tho
famous Pat Sheody story, alleged to
have had iis locale in a gambling resort
in Denver, as a matter of fact had its
setting ou ono of tbo Texas trains.
Hoarding one of tho latter trains,
Sheody found a professional crook
whom he recognized but who did not
recognize him. The crook was sitting
with a icouple of travelling men. and
wim saying in a loud voice: 'Here's a
money -making proposition for you foi
lows. I'll bet, yon $600 to *2o6 that I
can shullle this deck of cards, and then
cul the queen'of spades the first crack.'
"Sheody overheard aud approached
the man. ' Kxeuse me. sir,' he said, Mutt
I'll take a hundred of that bet if vou'II
let mo shuffle the deck myself.'
Tho man agreed; the money was put
up with one of the strangers, the second
hnvlng nlso 'come in,' and Sheedy slowly shuffled the cards.
" 'Now then,' snid the man who had
iiinde the proposition, 'I lmvo bet that
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'The otliers agreed. The man quickly drew a hunting-knife uud, bringing it
down hard, split the deck of curds in
two. 'There you are/ ho said, with a
smile. 'I have cut the queen of spades
at the first crack. Kindly hand me the
money.'
"Then Sheedy smiled. 'Show u> the
queen of spades that you have cut,' ho
said. The man went through the deck
once, twice, three times.  'Well   I'll  lie
 !' he blurted out.    For Sheedy
had palmed the card when he shuffled
thu deck.
"On a train running out. of Houston,
I anil u working partner of mine once
hnd a carefully laid plan knocked into
smithereens hy accidentally running
across the trail of another gambler and
his partner. Wo were all after the
smne mnn, a merchuiit with a pile of
money, who was travelling West. Before we could get to this man, however,
the other gambler nml his con federate
truly to think of a way to get the best
not only of the merchant, but of thnt
othor rival gambler and his partner as
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heavily on the game, and then sprang
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not during to refuse, the gambler had
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the coin in front of us. Angerred ut
the success of our move, the first gamb
Ier nnd his companion suddenly jumped
up und, turniiKT to the merchant, proclaimed us to bi- crooks. Taken ubiu-k
for the moment by the swiftness of the
thing, 1 was iiunplussed, bnt only for
the moment. I shol out mv fist, caught
• he gambler undor the jnw and knocked
him out. My companion, meanwhile,
tripped up the other fellow and, scooping the money on the hoard with our
hats, we hurried to lhe platform of the
cur and leaped into the darkness. Sheer
luck kept us from being killed.
"Revolver play was frequent ou the
trains running through Arkansas in the
railroad -gambling days. With .loe Kynu
I ouce disarmed a man who pulled a
nun ou me when he learned that, he had
boon losing his money to a professional
curd sharp. On another occasion I received a pretty bullet wound in the arm
from n mnn who discovered that he was
being tricked iu the game of draw
poker.
"One of the most exciting spisodes in
which I over ftyirod, however, occurred
on n train near Denver. Single handed,
I started iu to clear up :i lot of money
from three Denver miners who, inside
information hud revealed to me, 'hud
it on them.' Early in the journey, 1 got
Ihem into n game'and proceeded slowlv
hut surely to win their coin awav from
them. To do this, I hud filled'myself
out with two Intricate 'hold-outs' nnd
wilh a marked deck of curds. After we
lunl been playing lor almost six hours,
und wkhen I was nwny ahead of the
game, one of the miners' withdrew from
the play. T was on in a minute. I
knew ho had become suspicious and,
while not quite sure, was going to sic
by nnd watch developments.
"I played cautiously, but still managed to keop on winning. A short while
later, the second miner said he wiih go
to him from the miner who was watch
ing me closely. 'Welt,' 1 suid, 'then the
ing fo withdraw, t hud caught a signal
game is broken up.' 'Xope,' insisted
the lirst miner, 'yon two fellows play
it out between you.'
'■ Here was a difficult situation! I
was to [day draw poker with one man
and two of his friends watching me with
e-iyle "yes. I kept my nerve and dealt
the cards, playing honestly now because
I realized how desperately foolish it
would be to try any .urthcr crooked
work. Anyway. I wns far ahead of the
game. After each of us had dealt six
or seven hands, with equal luck, I took
up the deck to shullle it, my turn having
eume to deal ugipn. The 'men watched
me closely, but I shullled fairly and they
could detect no trickery, [dealt the
cards, but no sooner hud I done so than
both the miners who luul heen keeping
their eyes on me pulled out thoir revolvers nnd, iu quiet ton-s, demanded that
I give back In them every cent L had
won. 'What,' I shouted, indignant ly,
'do you mean to insinuate thnt 1 have
played unfair." 'No,' they saitl, 'only
we want our motley back.'
"! protested. Imt. to no avail. They
and their guns insisted, and 1 had to sit
by and see them gather into their pockets all the money I had stacked up iu
front of me, ull the money I had managed in yet away from thom in the
game. That was one of the few times
anybody ever beat me, I assure you.
and 1 tell you it wns one of the most
exciting experiences I over had. If I
hud protested too strongly, the miners
would have pressed the thing and would
have found my crooked nparatus. Nothing, 1 am sure, would have saved my
life then, ami, as I looked into the revolvers, 1 realized that fully. Incident
nlly, that was the last time I ever went
around without n gun.
1' Framed-up betting snares were a
favorite means of enticing money nwny
from the unwary railroad travellers In
lhe old days, and the fights that frequently came out of these attempts used
to enliven matters not a little ou the
trains of the Southwest especially. A
crowd of us. sit in nil, worked the betting game on the Texns roads for three
years and cleaned up a neat little fortune among us us the result of our labors. The modus operandi you undoubtedly knew. Pour of us would sit in n
game of poker mul, by working up ell*
thnsiuMii among OU Wolves, would quickly attract n crowd of passengers to our
end of the ear. When interest in fhe
game had been amused among thom to
a proper pitch, our little scheme would
vtart revolving. Our two confederates
in the crowd of passengeis would begin
oui- anothor and then with the strange is.
Of course, us soon as the bets became
of a sullieienfly warnntablo amount, llie
two of us players seated farthest away
from the onlookers would proceed to
doctor the winning hands iu such a wuy
:■; to bring tho betting money into the
hands of one or other of our confederates. At the end of the trip, we would
divide. Vou will he surprised, probably,
when I tell you that the bets on an individual hand frequently ran up as high
as four and five hundred dollars, al
though, to he sure, the average bet
WOltld not exceed from twentv five to
fifty dollars.
"Ono of the worst fights that ever
grew out of ono of these betting affairs
occurred about twelve years ago in N'o
braska, on a train bound for the const.
One man. a loser of a thousand dollars
or more, became disgrunted over his persistent bad luck, and finally losing his
temper, proclaimed to the ot her passeng
ers that he suspected that 6 vory tiling
had not, been ou the level, Two of the
passengers fell iu with him and, led by
our confederates, the passengers divided
themselves into two sides as quid, as
you eould say Jack Robinson. A moment or two of loud argument resulled
in insults, aud thon—bung!   A revolver
ihot whizzed through the window over
lily left shoulder, smashing the glass. A
fiee-foMill scramble followed; the train
was brought to a halt; and, at the next
station, the man who fired the revolver
Om was the heavy loser) wus turned
ovot to the police hy the conductor.
"In the old dnys, any train that iin-
ished its trip iu the West without having witnessed a gambling episode of one
kind or another during its journey
would have been marked as u curiosity.
Sometimes, of course, the spectacular
element would be missing, but, nevertheless, the gambling was in evidence
just, ihe same. Anyway, you kuow Bpoc
tneularity does not put money in the
professional gambler's pocket, either on
trains or oil'. The Western roads were
gold-mines iu those days, ami clever
baud-work, aided and abetted by bits of
apparatus, would reap a small "monlnlv
fortune for us.
"Before I stop, however, I wan! to
tell vou men one of my personal experiences on a train that would have to go
a considerable way, I'm sure, to Iiml a
rival iu excitement ou the old Mississippi steamboats years ago. I, single
handed, had set out to fleece three well
to-do dry goods merchants who were returning to St. Louis in a more or less
round-about way from Pasadena, Call
t'ornia. We hadn't been ou the train fpr
many hours when I succeeded iu getting
a good still" game of poker under way
with the three of them. I played square
for a while and luck run about even.
When the sailing became serene, however, I began to get into the game iu
the double sense of the word and slowly
drew the money to tne, Once in a whiie
1 would let. one or the other of the men
win u hand, and thus led tbem on like
lambs to the slaughter. To cut the first
part of the story short, ou the second
day I had (he three of them stripped of
their cash. We called the game off and
they suggested we have a smoke. I
passed around the cigars and we four
men settled bnck to enjoy the aroma of
tbi' Havana, They seemed to take their
heavy losses lightly, ami joked and
laughed like the besl of friends. Sud
ilenly, however, without a moment's
warning ami like a Hash out of a clear
sky, one ol* the men sitting next to mo
seized my wrists and said it w, tense
voice:     ' >.q n  to you!      You  hand
that money back, every cent of it, or
we'll turn you over to the police at the
next slop!" Playing toi time, I expos
diluted   in   au   equally   low   voice   until,
glancing un 1 the car, I  noticed for
the first time [hut there wasn'I a soul
about but ourselves. Without a second's
hesitation then I jerked out my revolver,
jumped across their legs Into the aisle
of the car, nml told (hem I 'd shoot the
first mnn who tried tn make a move.
Tliey proved to be unarmed and I held
tbem that way at bay until the train
slowed down severul miles up the track,
when 1 backed oul t,f ihe ear and made
my getaway."
DODDS 0
PILLSr>- 1
Till: tSLAUOfift, c'l'\IIU:i:I.ANh. B.C.
THE
BIG STORE
Specials for Saturday
Helps to Save Money
50 DOZEN BATH TOWELS (foil
size).   Regular price, 75c. ;  special, 50c. per
pair
11  PIECES DRESS MUSLINS.
Regular, 20c. and 25c. ;  to clear :it l.'ic.
10 PIECES DRESS MUSLINS.
Ditinty designs;  regular. 3Sc. and 45c. ;   to
clear. 25c.
CANVAS  SHOES  FOR MEN &
WOMEN, Oxfords and Hals.  Several lines.
Cool for Summer wear, 25% oil'every pair.
CHILDREN'S   SANDALS.     Fine
Tan Leather, heavy sole, strongly sewn.  Every
child needs one during the summer mouths.
85c, $1, $1.10, $1.25 pair.
HALF-PRICE   on  every  roll   of  Wall
Taper.
Dig reductions on all Japanese Mattings.
Give us a Trial Order for Groceries
Sole Agents for Quaker Brand Tea & Coffee
iser & Co., I
W. £. Davidson, of Smith Davidson iV
WH.la, Vancouver wuh in town thit)
woek,
A. Walker returned from Vancouver
■ his week,
D Daniels left ou a t.ip to Vancouver
this week.
Mrs   Rowan returned  to Nauimo on
Si uro ay Uut.
Min White went oyer to the Terminal
Oity od W rilneidty.
Mr. and Mn. Beveridge went over to
Vancouver Saturday.
Mrs. M. H. Morgan left for Vaneouvm
uu Wednesday
Mr*. Hnbt. Grievei nent down to Vic-
irift on Wedneiday,
Harry Ut'ese went over to Vancoim i
ll Saturday.
Mr- MiOreeor in vimting her parent,
Mr. uud Mih  D. Thuiuion.
T. LeClaire of Union liny is iu the hospital with a ludly cut leg, having ilmpp
jit himself with au axe while oil   Kinn»
*urvey Party.
Mibii Margaret McLeod, of NftMtinio,
haa accepted tha position of cashier foi
ho Moving Picture Show at the City
Hall.
Mr. and Mra J. Thorn*>n came up b)
tutoon Wedioaday from Nanaimo where
li.-y attended thefumral uf the late John
llowan.
Mr. Stewart, the local Superintendent
if the mines for the uew company, arrived, thia week' wiih  hit tiamily,  and hna
tken np hia residence   iu the Brydfli
house.
S. (i. HANSON'S
S. C. White Leghorns
402 Pullets laid in-
January - • 7616
February - 7310
March   -   -  8606
23632
Average par btrtt fur DO days fiS s   Thin record
n.'iii   'I'liuHe hints will iimkegnud UnwilhiffHlm'k
for toil, t*iluo s:u-m)i. :i yn.ui braedors#1.80eat'li
rilLLOREST POULTRY FAKIV,
DUNCAN, B.O, ii
Folding Go-Oarts $10.50
For Mixed Paints,
Floor Stains,
Wall Paper,
Furniture, eto.
THE MAGNET CASH STORE
Is the place
T.   E.   BATE j,
Capital $5,000,000
Reserve S5,700,00C
lh Royal Ml of Ua
Cumberland, B.C.
Sub Branches at Courtenay and Union Bay
Drafts issued in any currency, payable all over the world
Special attention paid to Savings Accounts, and interest at Current Rates allowed on Deposits of $1 and upwards
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
We havo recently received a
Carload of McLAUGHLIN
Carriages and Buggies,
and are prepared to quote
lowest prices and best terms.
give us a call
McPhee &
General Merchants, Courtenay.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
Not ice is hereby given that the partin r-
a'lip hitherto Carried on by Smithe &
Gill, publishers of The Islander, isdi •
solvtd. The business will in future!)
oti ii d on by Ortuoiid T. Smithe, to
vlinin "ll dehia owing to thu linn ol
Muitho & Gill are payable, nnd who ** il
ettle all accounts owing by the said firm.
Obmond T. Smiths.
Frederick J. Gill.
LIQUOR LIOJSNSE ACT.
Notice is hereby given that one
month after dnte I intend to apply to
the Superintendent of Provincial
Police for a transfer of the Liquor
License now held by me for and in
respect "f the Kik Hotel, Comox, B.C ,
unto 0. A. Martin.
Dated at  Comox this 22nd dny of
July, 1(J10.
0. G. McDonald.
DEPARTMENT OF MINES.
COALMINES REGULATION ACT.
Noticb of Examinations.
VTOTICE is hereby given that exami-
-^ nations will be held for lur, 2nd
and 3rd Class Certificates of (.'omperenc
under the provisions of the "Coal Mine*-
Regulation Act" at Nanaimo, Fernie,
Cumberland and Merritt, nn the lfi 1,
17th and 18th daya nf August, ID 0,
commencing at 9 o'clock in the furenudn.
Tha subjects will be as follows : —
First Class Candidates—
Mining Act and Special Rules.
Mine Gases.
Ventilation.
Gene-al Work.
Mine Machiueiy.
Surveying.
Second Class Candidates—
Mining Act and Special Rules.
Mine Gnses.
Ventilation,
General Work.
Third Class Candidates —
Minim.' Act aud Special Itale*.
Mine Casus and General Work,
Application must he nuido to the undersigned not later than Mot'diy, AugUR'
H h, 11)10, accompanied by <he statutii-y
tee, as Mlitwa : —
Hy an afplk-iti t for Fii>t Class
Examination  $10.00
Bysn Applicant for Second Class
Exsniinstlon     10 CO
Hy an applicant for Third Class
Examination      5 CM*
The applications must be soonmnsnied
by original testimonials and evidence
itating that:—
(a.) If a candidate for First Class, that
>te is a Idi'iah subject and has hul at
least live yetrs i xperience in or about
the practical working of a coal-mine, and
is at least twenty-five years of age.
(b.) If a candidate for Second Clasp,
that he has had at least five years experience in or about the practical working of a conl-inine.
(c.) If a candidate for Third Class,
that hu has had at least three years experience in or about the practical working of a coal-mine,
(d.) A candidate for a Certificate of
Competency as Manager, Overman, Shift
boss, Fireboss or Shotlighter shall produce a certificate from a medical prac
titioner, duly qualified to practise na
such in the Province of lint ish Columbia,
showing that he has taken a ourse in
ambulance work tit tint? him, the Baid candidate, to give lirst aid to persons injured
in coal-mining operations.
By order nf tho Hoard.
FRANCIS 11. SHEPHERD,
Secretary,
Nanaimo, U.O.* July Sth, 1910,
The
Star
n
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
MAXWELL k HORNAL
Proprietors
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
fjivery and team work promptl;
attended to
YOUR NAME IS
— GOOD —
Anything       >lNJ
in the
Jewellery      ~^z__
Line
Sold
on a Small
Monthly
Payment
kYATCWL%
STODDART
• THE     JEWELLEE
Next door to Poyal Bank, opposite Post Office
Local Agent lor
The London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Get rates before insuring elsewhere
Office: Cumberland
Goto
J. JACK, Jr.
For Candy, Fruit, Ice Cream
and Light Luncheons   ,.
A FINK LINE OF NEW
MA TERIALS JUST RE-
:   :   :   CEIVED   :   :   :
P. DUNNE
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
Notice to Advertisers.
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this olliee not later than
10 a.m. on Thursday.
CUMllKltl.ANI) Col.l.KCTION AND COM
mission AoKNCV. llents and
Drills Collected, Brokerage, Ileal
Estate nnd Auctioneers, Thomson Building, Uunsinuir Avenue.
Cuml'i'rliuid. Phone 17. John Thorn
sou, Manugor.
NOTICE.
Tender* will be reeetved hy the un-
denniMii'd up lill and inrludiuj,' Mondny
ihe 26th., July next, fur thu purchase ot
■'.w following mineral claims, whuh wert
forfeited tn I llo Crown, at the Tux Salt1
held at 0'innx, on tho 4th., November,
I!tn7. namely:*
"TheoduBia" Mineral Claim, Lot
IH.'tl. Croup 1., New Westmiuater dis
trict.
"Silver King" Mineral Claim, Lot
18112, Group 1., New Westminster dis
riot.
"Blue Jacket" Mineral Claim, L t
IH',1'6, Group 1., New Westminster district.
Any tender for a less amount than
$176 00 will not he considered.
Tenders must he Bealed, and plainly
endorsed on the outside, "Tenders for
reverttd Mineral Claims.
Robt, a. Renwick
Deputy Commissioner of Lauds.
Lands Department, Victoria, B. C,
June (ith., 1!)10.
Autos for Hire
and
Motor Launches on the Lake
Terms reasonable l'hone B8.
DENTON   &   ANDERSON
Try a bottle of Elderweiss Cream
for Sunburns and Roughness
of the Skin
Wc have a Full Stock of Nyal's Remedies, which
arc always reliable   ■   ■   ■   ■   Ask for Nyal's
The Best and Cheapest Supply of Brushes, Combs
and Toilet Articles    :     :     :     :     Give us a call
A. H. PEACEY
T
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Little cubes of metal
Little tubes of ink ;
Brains, and the printing presses
Make the millions think
There is no better
way of making the
people of this district think of you
than through an advertisement in

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