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ntyles, —such as Bu»'er Brown mid
Sailor. Them! gnnila will wxali well
and the color, and ure just the thing
for a well dressed Imy. Sizes from
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THE [SLANDER, OUMUKRLAND.'H.C, 8AT-CRDAY, MAY 11, 1<J1:'
Subscription price $1.50 per year
GLOWING PRAISE
QF NEW TERMINAL
Chicago Writer   Says
Port maun is City
of Certainties.
Port Mnnn, the lerininnl of the C.
N.&, will lie a city of oertniiuies,
according to Mr, Will Corbin, writer
in "Opportunities," a Chicago puhlioa
tion, whose special line is inspection
and investigation of new town'sites,
no matter where located. Mr Corliin,
in his article, copies of which have
reached Vancouver, praises Port
Mann with an uiistin ed use nf descriptive adjectives. He likens it to
Ga"y, 111,, now a famous niaiiufiictiir
ing site, which six years ago was a barren piece of land, believed by many tn
have no future, nml nn evi n the mosl
optimistically Inoliind thouL'ht it
would in so short it time become the
eity it is today.
The writer ent rtaiuiugly describes
Gary, among other things saying "it is
obvious that no other city of its kind
will be reared in the United States for
many yenrs to come." Then he begins
about Port Mann, and compares its
possibilities with those of (.Jury.
"It would be as impossible to deprive it (Port Mann) of a future," he
says, "as it wmild bave been to h- lii
back New York, Boston, Chicago
8an Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, or
Now Orleans." He says Port Matin,
like those othere cities mentioned, has
come to meet a oinraercisl demand—
to take its place as a distributing
point for the traffic   aud  product* of
the western world. Uncertainty
of a future, the writer says, has
held back many cities, but there
is no uncertainity of the future
in store for Port Mann. Mr. Corbin continues:
In so far as it is a hand-made
city Port Mann has much in common with the steel town of Illinois. But the fact that makes
Port Mann the great city of opportunities is its unexcelled location as a future harbour of the
world. Here, in its forty—foot
harbour, ships will eventually
dock from the other great seaports of the Pacific ocean. The
possibilities offered in westbound traffic by the opening of
the Panama canal will be especially far—reaching. The stimulation of the wheat export trade by
the opening of the canal will
cause an increase in traffic,
which can best be explained by
calling attention to the expansion
of the traffic on the prairie divisions of the Canadian Northern
railway—an expansion that has
added a mile a day for twelve
years to the mileage of the road,
and a prospective doubling of the
capacity of the Winnipeg shops.
"This of itsdi will make Port
Mann a big and busy city, with
an immense volume of grain
pouring in from the prairie divisions for trans-shipment into the
ocean-going vessels that will
carry it to Liverpool and other
English and European ports, aB
well as to the market of the
Orient.
"And now, just a word as to
the market of the Orient may
help to describe, briefly, the future importance of Port Mann.
Japan and China are, at the
present time, forging rapidly to
the front as buyers of grain.
Kansas, Texas, Illinois and the
other great grain producing
states of the United States are
fighting for this new trade.
California is edging in as far
as possible on the field. There
is an unanimity of opinion that
the markets of the Orient are
going to be the   great   Iuture
HOTEL LICENSE
1$ CANCELLED
New   England   Hotel
Does  Not   Satisfy
Commissioners.
The board of license commissioner, held their first meeting on
Tuesday night. There were present Mayor McLeod and Commissioners MacDonold and Cessford.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.
Mr. R. S. Robertson, who was
present, informed the board that
the present lease of the Vendome
Hotel expired in June and that he
would then renovate and enlarge
the hotel to meet the requirements of the license commissioners, such improvements to be
done on or before August 31st.
It was also ordered that the
license for the New England
Hotel be cancelled, as the commissioners were of the opinion
that the licensee was not a fit and
proper person to hold a license,
and the building was not, and
could not be made to comply with
the requirements of the law as it
stands to-day.
The Cumberland and Waverly
Hotels must attend to their fire
escapes and comply with the
wishes of the licenses commissioners in that respect.
The police commissioners will
be asked to see the Liquor Act is
carried out in its entirety. Barrooms must close punctually at
the appointed hour; side doors
and selling during prohibited
hours must cease.
The mayor has in hand the
matter of dealing with the whole
sale licensed houses, and will obtain legal advice on the question
of granting one wholesale license
only, and that to be for that busi
nfess exclusively; not as it is today—grocery, bakery, dry goods
and wholesale liquor combined.
The board then adjourned, to
meet again next Tuesday evening
the 14th inst.
DRINKING CUPS
FOR THE KIDDIES
School   Trustees Discuss Inspector's Recommendations.
markets of the world—greater
buyers of American goods and
American products than any
other nation, or group of nations,
in the history of the export
trade. And so, admiring that
fact, picture—if you will—the
future of Port Mann. Look at
the subject from a business, an
industrial, an economic standpoint. Picture its splendid harbor, among the finest in the
world, with its logical position as
the gateway to the Orient and
the Panama canal for half the
continent of North America.
Here, standing as the terminus
of 10,000 miles of lines, as the
western outlet of Canada's best
cities, Port Mann is destined to
become the commercial rival of
Vancouver and its industrial
superior."
Those desiring Port Mann property should apply to
Mr CHARLES HERAPER,
COURTENAY, B. C.
Monster Motor Boat Handicap
and Basket Picnic will be held at
Comox Lake on the 24th of May.
There are to be some 25 motor
boats listed for the race. Mr.
Bert Aston, our popular. local
jeweller, will present the winner
with an elaborate shield. To say
the least, it will be full of excitement, ine promoters are endeav
oring to get special trains for the
occasio... Fm! particulars in oui
next issue.
The board of school trustees
held tlieir regular monthly meeting on Tuesday night in the
school room, thero being present
Secretary Thos. H. Carey, Trustees McFayden and Smith. The
minutes of the previous meeting
were read and adopted.
The following bills were receiv
ed and ordered paid.
A. H. Peacey, $33.70; C. H.
Tarbell, $141.90; Alex. Maxwell,
$10.90; Richardson & Haywood,
$10.00. T. E. Bate's account
for $35.45 was left over until the
next regular meeting.
Tender for kalsomining halls
upstairs and repairing plaster
was given to H. Parkinson.
Tenders were received from A.
McQuarrie and W. McLellan for
additional repairs to the school.
Both tenders were refused, the
board considering the price too
high for the work tendered on.
The inspector's report of the
school was read by the Secretary
his recommendations causing con
siderable discussion.
It was also decided that the
secretary be instructed to write
the Minister of Education to ascertain when oenders are likely
to be called for the erection of
the new $15,000 school, promised
some time ago, which was expected to be completed for use
after the summer holidays.
The janitor will be instructed
to procure drinking cups for the
children and chain them to the
taps.     Meeting then adjourned.
Dy MR. NEWTON
Mine Inspector   Lays
Information Against
Barney Farmer.
NOW UNDER WM
Council  has   Lengthy
Discussion over Septic Tank Question.
"THELMA" TO-NIGHT
The moving picture show at the
Orpheum Theatre to-night promises to exceed all previous efforts
at that popular place of amusement. This will be the last night
for the present proprietors. Mr.
A. W. Curtis assumes the management on Monday night.
The,films shown to-night are
exceptionally good, and include
the following five films:—
"Thelma," (a Selig drama), a
tale of the midnight sun.
"A Bogus Uncle," (Lubin)
comedy.
"A Heart of a Savage,"
"The Escape from the Tuiler-
ies," (Pathe). Historical drama.
"A Cowboy's Vindication."
Western drama.
Mrs. Harry Bryan of this city.
left by automobile on Thursday
i'or Nanaimo then by steamer to
Vancouver, and will upend a few
days with her cousin, Mrs. S. T.
Marsden, who is visiting there.
Mary Allara, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Allara, aged 7 years
and 8 months, died yesterday
from the effects of burns received
two weeks ago. While going too
near a fire that had been lighted
to clear some land in the rear of
their premises, her clothes caught
tire and the burns were so severe
that she finally succumbed.
The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Cumberland night school, after
a very successful session, has
been closed for the summer.
Mr. John Newton, Inspector of
Mines, laid information before
Mr. Thos. E, Bate, J.P., against
Bernard Farmer, shotlighter in
No. 5 mine, last Tuesday in that
the accused, without excuse, had
fired a shot in No. 5 mine of the
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)
Ltd., without having found that
it was safe to do so, thereby occasioning the death of one Chee
Wee, a Chinaman.
Constable Stephenson arrested
Farmer on Thursday morning on
a warrant issued for his arrest.
Bernard Farmer was given a
hearing in the Provincial police
court before Mr. Thomas E. Bate,
J. P., and Mr. Wesley Willard,
J. P., on 'Thursday evening. The
charge being read before the accused, Constable Stephenson, on
behalf of the Crown, made application for an adjournment until
Mondey night at 7 o'clock, in
order to get the witnesses togeth
er for the prosecution, which was
granted.
Mr. E. W. Bickle, on behalf of
the accused, made application for
bail, which was granted, bonds
to the sum of $1,500 being demanded. Farmer put up $500,
while J. Gillespie and J. Bennie
each put up $500.
WEDDING DELLS
One of   Cumberland's
Fairest Daughters
Led to Altar.
In the City police court, before
Police Magistrate James Abrams,
Robert Bailey, vvas charged with
unlawfully striking A. W. Curtis
in the face. There being insufficient evidence to prove to prove
that Bailey did strike Curtis, the
case was dismissed. Mr. T. P,
Harrison.appeared for the defnee.
A man named Daniel Wilson
was found dead in the waters of
Heriot Bay by a man named
Bagot. It appears that the man
had been in the water for two or
three clays. Wilson was about 42
years of age and had been missing for several days, Coroner
Abrams held an inquest at Heriot
Bay on May 6th to inquire into
the death of the deceased. The
post mortem examination performed by Dr, Millard revealed
the fact that the man must have
been murdered as his skull vvas
badly fractured and one of his
eyes knocked out hefore being put
into the water. The jury brought
in a verdict that the man had
been murdered by some person
or persons unknown.
FATAL ACCIDENT AT 7
Aldinos Yuzaporvich, aged 20
years, a mule driver at No. 7
mine, was killed by the train last
Saturday night, lt appears that
the unfortunate man had come
from thc barn after putting his
mule away, and vvas walking back
toward the railway track, when
he unknowingly stepped in front
of a moving train. When seen
he was found under the locomotive. He vvas rushed to the hospital with all possible haste, but
upon arriving there, breathed his
last. The funeral took place on
Wednesday and was a very large
one, the members of the U.M.W.
of A. and the Eagles lodge.
The regular meeting of the city
council was held in the council
chambers last Monday riight,
there being present Mayor McLeod, Aldermen Campbell, Beveridge, and Cessford. The city
clerk read the minutes of previous
meeting, which were adopted as
read. Communications were received as follows:—
From Frank Monaco, making
application to lease the city Park
for the term of five years. This
request will be considered at some
future date.
The Cartier monument committee wrote asking the city to
subscribe.   Received and filed.
Hugh Mitchell sent in a complaint concerning Nightwatch-
man Thomson's chicken and automobile sheds, contending that it
excluded his view and otherwise
proving a nuisance. After some
little discussion it was left in the
hands of the boards of work and
health to deal with.
The secretary of the Cumberland Fire Department communicating the names of the officers
and members of the fire brigade,
giving a total number of 28. It
was ordered to be received and
The following bills were referred to the finance committee:—
Dominion gov. telegraph $ 45
Fire brigade attending fire
at City Hall 9 0C
Fire brigade attending fire
at Victor Bonora's    11 0C
P. P. Harrison, costs in con
nection gambling raid 60 00
Inspection of weights 3 50
Total $83 95
Chief of Police John R. Gray
reported the following receipts:
Scavenger $109 50
Police court fines 198 00
City road tax 28 00
Hall rent 40 00
Nightvvatehman 42 00
Total $418 OH
Reports of committees: Aid.
Beveridge reported that he would
like Aid. Cessford to see the operating room at the Cumberland
Hall picture show. He thought
there was still room for improvements.
The mayor informed the council that Aids. Beveridge and Cess
ford would examine and report,
Aid. Cessford gave his report
of the interview with the management of Cumberland Waterworks Company. He informed
the council that there need be no
alarm as to shortage of water as
the dams were running over, and
that the electric light power plant
derived its supply from a separate dam to the one that supplied
the city, and if ever it became
a necessity the water supplying
the power plant would be shut
off and the city dam kept full.
The mayor stated that the committee were received in a  very
A very pretty wedding was
solemnized last Thursday evening
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.
Cessford, Penrith Ave., when
their eldest daughter, Ethel, was
vvas united in marriage to Mr.
Frederick Leffley.
Rev. James Hood, of the Presbyterian church, officiated at the
ceremony. The bride vvas given
away by her father, and was attended by her sister, Miss Lena
Cessford, while Mr. Edward Rule
performed the duties of best man.
A reception was held after the
pleasant event, when the happy
couple received the congratulations of their many friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Leffly will make
their future home in Cumberland.
courteous manner by the Waterworks Company and if ever there
were any complaints would like
to hear about them in all their
details. The report was received
as satisfactory.
The board of works reported
progress only on cement sidewalks. Aid. Cessford, in the
absence of the chairman, said
they had interviewed Mr. Roberts, the Company's surveyor,
and that he would let them know
in a day or two if he could give
the city the required levels and
estimated cost of concrete pavement for Dunsmuir Ave.
The mayor reminded the board
of works that the property holders of Dunsmuir Ave. were expecting something of a definite
shape at once.
Aid. Campbell said if we can't
get a man here to give us the
grade and estimated cost, a sur-'
veyor from some other place must
be got.
The next question that came
up for consideration was the scavenger fee and the septic tank.
After a great deal of discussion,
which was of little or no importance, the matter was allowed to
stand over until next meeting.
Messrs. Anderson and Smith
proprietors of the City Hall moving picture show, were present,
wondering what the council was
going to do with the City Hall,
they being anxious to start up in
business, lt was expected that
Mr. L. W. Nunns, the agent for
the fire insurance company, would
be present to consult with the
council as to the loss occasioned
by the fire, but he failed to put
in his appearance. The matter
was finally left in the hands of
the board of works.
The Trades License By-law was
read and passed its third reading
without a dissenting voice. It
was decided that the by-law be
printed and that tenders be called
for the work, the tenders to be
in not later than the next regular
meeting night.
Aid. Beveridge asked the Mayor what news he had concerning
the isolation hospital and public
school addition.
The Mayor replied that he had
no later news than the council
were already in possession of.
Mr. Foster, through the Mayor,
complained that his sewer on
Maryport Ave. was not deep
enough. Left with the board of
works to attend to.
Council then adjourned.
PUBLIC  NOTICE
Notce is hereby given   thnl  tlio
City Pound By-law will in future be
unforced.    Milch cows only, sre showed to run  st   lsrge from seven in the
mornin . until eight in the nfternoou
uf each dny. By order of City Council.
A. McKinnon, City Clerk.
City Hall, April Ulk, \.\_ THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Strengthens tbe Throat
llr. \V. IJ. Pnrdom, writing from 8t.
Anna's Bay P.O., says; "I med to bo
troubled with relaxed throat, cons taut
irritation and coughing, I inhaled Ou
t&rrhozone an directed ami havo beon
permanently cured. I can think of
nothing po good for tho throat, noso
and bronchial tube as Catarrhozone*
I recommend it to nil my friends,
Oun; is \ ulck, and sure if Oatarrho-
zone is used I'm' ilrunchitis, Irritable
Throat, Catarrh nnd Chest Troubles;
25c, 50c, and $1.00 slzos at all dealers.
DESTROYING   EATS   ON   BOABDD
SHIP
Tbe recent experience in the eastern
counties of tho dissemination of dis-
rush by rats hns resulted in an organ
ised campaign tigaiiiKt lhis post. Un-
fortunately, however, at the present
moment the true seat of the pestilence
does not receive the attention it ought
to do. vessels are the vehicles whereby rats are mostly carried from ono
country to another and from port to
port, if such carriers wero cleared of
the nuisance at frequent intervals the
invasion of a district would bo ell'ect
ivoiy prevented. Home timo ago tlte
port of Hamburg acquired a special
vessel by means of which au incoming
skip waB complotcJy fumigated with
noxious gases pumped through flexible
hose to all purts of the hold, especially to the uprts where the rodents gather hi greatest numbers, und where
they are iinmuno from dotectiou and
destruction by ordinary moans. The
port of Loudon has also a similar ap-
rpaatus mounted on a small burge carrying a complete plant for generating
the poisonous gas 80 . Tho bargo ii
brought alongside tho vessel to be fumigated, and delivery-pipes are laid
from tho gas-generating plant through
tho batches and ventilators of tho ship,
aad a stream of noxious nir containing
3 por cent, of tho SO Is charged nt
tho rate of one thousand cubic feet a
minute. This gaa, being of a searching character, penetrates to tlio most
inaccessible parts, suffocating the rodents instantly. The noxious gas is
then cleared out by a powerful blast
of puro air, and the dead rodents can
afterwards bo collected and destroyed
in Ute ship's furnaces. Were such an
effective appliance in use at all our
large ports a severe check against the
rodent invasion of thecountry would
be rendered economically feasible; and
it should be possible to apply the same
idoa ot tho clearance of In rge ware-
hoosoe which at present aro overrun
by these pests, since tho gas, from its
heavy character, would find its way
into nil holes uud uestiug-places. The
enst of tho operation is stated to be
Tory low.
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Problem for the Editor
It hus boen asked whether stepping
on a man's corns is sufficient provocation for swearing. Tho editor advises,
keep your toes clenr of corns by using
Putnam's Corn Kxtrnetor, alwuys best,
painless and prompt. Bold by druggists, price 25e,
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DANCING TAUGHT
by nmil »t homo. Wilts, Two-Btap,
Tluoo mop and Gavotte 81.00. Send
for liHt. Buccwj guaranteed «c mouey
rafunded. Thousands of teattnumiala.
PBOF. W. B. NOEMAH
9B'/a  Osborne  Btreet, Winnipeg
p/sas
for COUGHS tC^LDS
IPLATTBB myself that I've made n
hit  with   this song.    Er—by  the
way, wlio wns that gentleman that
was moved to tears and wont out?"
"That was the composer.*'
OH  mother!" exclaimed  little Ray-
mend upon his return from Sunday School, 'Mho superintendent
said something awful nice nbout mo iu
iiis prayer this morning."
"That     was     splendid,     Raymond,
What did he say?"
"He said: "O Lord, we thtttik Thoe
for food aud Raymond."
#     a     •
WILLIAM B, Ridgloy, former Controller of tho Currency, said of
a certain Hpoculutor recently:
"The man is ae ingenious ns a horso-
trader's son who was once unexpectedly called upon by his father to mount
a horso and exhibit its paces.
"As  he  mounted  ho  leaned  toward
his father and said;
" 'Are you buying or selling?' "
rpHE baldest man in Congress is Re-
L presentative Ollie James, of Kentucky. Oue hot afternoon, wnen
he wae engaged in a heated colloquy
with Mr. Payne, of Now York, tu shook
his fist aud wagged his head with giu-H
energy. '' Will the gentleman from
Kentucky allow me to interrupt hiin*"
queried Mr. Payne politely. "For a
question, of course," agreed .Tames.
"Well," retorted Payne, "snake not
your gory locks at me." That ended
tho debate.
A WELL-KNOWN society man of
Buffalo recently shocked one of
his lady friends by his ignorance
of history. It was after a dinner party
nt his house, and she was telling him
what she had learned in her private
history class. One thing led to another,
and nil the time ho was getting into
deeper water. At last she surprised
him by inquiring: "Now, toll me. Mr.
 ,   what   are   the   Knights   of   the
Bnth?" He stammered for a while, and
finally blurted out: "Why, Saturday
nights, I suppoBO."
PRIVATE John Allen has a favorite
etory about a Georgia bishop. Ou
of  tho  members  of  the  bishop's
hurch met tho roverend gentleman on
Sunday afternoon and was horrified to
find tho bishop carrying a shotgun,
"My dear bishop," lie protested, "I
am shocked to find you out shooting
ou Sunday. Tho apostles did not go
shooting on Sunday." "No," replied
tho bishop, "they did not. The shoot-
ng was very bad in Palestine, and
they went fishing iustead."
a     a     *
ONE morning a Congressman went
into a country hotel in Califunia
aud gavo his order for breakfast
to a waitross who scorned utterly indifferent as to whether ho got food or
starved to doath. Sho kept him waiting a long time, aud his impatience
grew until he gave it vent. Calling a
waitress who passed by his table, he
asked: "Uow long havo you been
hero?" "Who, me?" she asked sweetly, "I've been here throe weeks."
"Then," said Kahu, "you are not the
one who took my order. That one left
horo before you came."
# • w
A CLERGYMAN had been displeased with the quality of milk served him. At length he determined
to remonstrate with his milkman for
supplying euch unworthy stuff. He begau mildly: "I've beeu wanting to sec
vou witn regard to the quality of the
milk with which you are serving me."
"Yes, sir," vneasily answered the
tradesman.
"I only wanted to say," continued
the minister, "that I use the milk for
drinking purposes exclusively, and not
for christeningl"
• *   •
17 KS, ' said a travelling man last
X     night, "I was once out of sight of
land in the Atluntie Ocean twenty-one days."
There waa a small-sized crowd sitting
around.   Another mau spoke up.
"On the Pacific Ocean one time I did
uot see land for twenty-nine days," ho
said.
A littlo bald headed man knocked the
ashea from his cigar.
"I started across the Kaw River ut
Topoka iu a skiff once," he said, "and
was out of sight of land before I hud
reached tho other side."
"Aw, eome off," said the man who
had told the first tale. "The Kaw isn't
more than three hundred feet wide at
Topeka."
"I didn't say it was," said the little
bald-headed maa quietly. "The skill
turned over and 1 sank twice."
THE kindergarten teacher in a certain  Sunday school, who is alio
a Public school loacher well on In
years, announced to her class of little
ones that us she wns very tired and
much in need of rest she would not
teach thom during the summer.
Tho children's sympathies woro aroused, nml thoy collected in the class a
num of monev to buy thoir teacher a
gift.
Oue ovoning the mother of the boy
who was the leading spirit in the movement  asked:
"What aro you going to buy for your
teacher?"
"I'm not quite sure," replied the
small boy, "but we saw something in
tho florist's window today that we
thought she'd like. It was a pillow
all made of whito flowers, nnd right
in tho middle in purple flowers it said
'At, rest.' "
QUSIE," snid the handsome plumber,
laying down his tools, which hs
hnd taken up by mistake, "Susie,
I love yer!"
"Oct along uow, do.' sniggered the
coy kitchen maid.   "You're joking."
"No, T ain't," said the man of pipes
and screwfl.   "I mean it   straight."
"Well, why don't you choose time
for love-making when I'm not too
busy?" answered tho basemont Venus,
with a pout. "Can't you see I'm washing UJ)?"
"All right, Susie; dou't got cross.
Look here, if I spins out this job so
that it lasts till tomorrow afternoon,
will you promise to get your work out
of the way, so that wo can chat things
over like?"
"Tomorrow nfternoou, indeed 1"
snapped Susie. "You ain't in a hurry,
I must say. What's the matter with
tonight?"
"Tonight, in my own time!" retorted the plumber, scornfully. "I don't
think!"
TUE LARGEST OIL WELL
IMAGINE n solid column of oil shooting to a height of more tban 450
feet from a holo in tho oarth, with
a mist of minute globules carried by
the wind for more than ten miles, settling down upon the vegetation and
forming pools of oil withiu that radius;
then a great lake of the fluid four miles
long by tiireo miles wide and formed
by means of an earthen dam hastily
thrown across a natural reservoir, and
at the lowest depression of the bauk
of this lake a chanuel several feet wido
leading into the Tuxpan River, through
which the overflow of oil from the
wonderful geyser is constantly goiug to
waste. Add to this the outbursts of
deadly gases that pour from the mouth
of the well at frequent intervals, settling over the country for miles around,
bringing death and deaolation to all
vegetable and animal lifo that comes
withiu their reach. Imagine all this,
and some idea may be had of that won-
derftii phenomenon, the oil well oponed
in the Potrero del Liana district, near
Tuxpan, Mexico, on January S, by an
English company headed by Lord Cowdray. That this well is the largest producer in tire history of the oil industry
is admitted. It has demonstrated that
underlying tho gulf coastal region of
Mexico is tho greatest reservoir of oil
known in the world.
No ono need endure the agony of
corns with Holloway's Corn Cure at
hand to remove thom.
The Horseman
The well-known newspaper correspondent, Tom Gahagan, who always
writes entertainingly and with keen
perception and intelligent views on
trotting subjects, recently touched upon
a matter that deserves the serious con
sideratiou of trainers and racing pro
motors, The subject is an old one, ond
Mr. Ualmgan's comments nro not materially unlike those which havo been
expressed by othor writers at mauy
times in the past, but they aro always
timely and in order, for the isBue in
volved is ouo of tho most important
and vital in the whole economy of the
sport.   He writes:
"With blizzards raging in all parts
of the couutry, it is refreshing to road
advertisements in the turf papers of
the programme of a raeo meeting for
lflll, tho first to appear thia season. As
the mooting in question is to be held
the last week in May, naturally the uninitiated will expect that it is to tako
place somewhere in the South, where
the climatic conditions have admitted
of tho horses being put in condition for
early racing. Nothing like thnt at all.
This" harness meeting is to be held away
up in Brandon, Manitoba, half-way up
to tho polar bear and walrus country.
Aud it ia no new thing, either; the
meeting there commencing May 24
(Queen Victoria's birthday) is a fixed
affair, and those Canadian horses go
thers and race thoir heads off for the
$1,000 stakes and $400 purses which
make up the programme, and appear
none the worse for it, still many of our
prominent trainers think that July 10
is too early to open the Grand Circuit,
even with a stable of horses which bas
beon wintered in the South. Walter
Cox, who usually has his horses ready
when the boll rings, who is long on conversation, und can step some in an
argument, made a remark daring a
discussion of tho early racing guestion
one day last summer, whieh had more
truth than poetry in it. Qnoth Walter:
'Any mau who can't take a stable np
to Labrador and get them ready to raee
beforo the 1st of August can put his
head in the holo of a doughnut.'
"It seems strange that ia u country
much colder than the States the first
meetings of the year should be held,
but it has been so tor years. Among
tho noted Canadian horses whieh have
raced uot only on the ice in winter,
but at thc early spring meetings, and
then gone ou and made successful campaigns during the summer, may be mentioned thoso three fast pacers—The
Boi, 2.02Vi; Angus Pointer, 2.01%;
and Hnl li,, Jr., 2.10V*. the sensational
half-mile track pacer of last season.
The tire first named horses raced in
grand form year after year, and the latter won teu straight raccB without defeat last season, aud is racing ou the
Ice this winter. There arc more ways
than one to train horses, and our Canadian neighbors have a habit of getting
their share of the money with theirs,
both winter and summer."
We have never yet heard a trainer
who could reasonably and sntisfnetorily
explain why trotting should bo a lag-
gtird in contradistinction to almost
every other form of outdoor sport. Tbe
running tracks aro in operation early
in April, or were until hampered by
anti-betting laws. Baseball is in full
flower equally as early, and yet harness
racing must wnit full three months later because the participants are not
prepared. June is tue most attractive
month in the calendar for out-of-door
recreation, yet it is ruthlessly sacrificed
by tho purveyors to the public taste for
trotting. Why cnunot a harness horse
be ready for a raeo In May ns well as
a runner?   Why is a horse weaker thnn
SbMsCjm
a mau thnt lie should require bo much
more time for preparation? Why can
horses in Canada be ready so much earlier than those trained in regions of
more favorable climatic conditious?
Thoso questions have often been usked,
but the reasons are things that no follow can find out. If wo could start
racing by July 1, evon, there would
be no troublo about dates enough to go
around on tho Grand Circuit, aud overy
where else, but wo must drill, drill, drill
through about eight months of the
best portion of the vear to bo prepared to race three. It is a shameful
uud profligate waste of time, and a
great hindrance to tho popularity of
the sport, for which the very men who
would be most benefited by more celerity in their methods are responsible.
The world's champion trotting stallion, and whut is considered by mauy
to be tho greatost race trotter over
developed, is The Harvester, tho handsome bay or brown stallion ownod by
August Uihlien of Milwaukee, Mis., und
in the stable of the G.O.M. of the
trotting turf, Edward I>\ Geers. Tho
Harvester is uow a ti-year-old. Ho was
fouled iu 1905 at the Walnut Hall
Farm, Lexington, Ky., and, as every
reader of harness horse topics knows,
he is by Walnut Hnll, 2.08%, son of
Conductor, uud his dam is Notolet, by
Moko. As an unbroken 3-year-old he
wns purchased by his present owner for
$9,0U0, and was then placed in Mr.
Geers' hands. The result wna that
from thnt time until this he has lost but
oue race, and then only when he was
taken sick after winning tho first two
heats of the raeo. The Harvester's list
of victories includes three Futurities
and eighteen other Important evonts,
many of which were valuable stake
races. During the season of 1910
successfully reduced the stalliou record
for trotters, P.02'4, held by Crescus, to
2.02 (at Fort Erie), and then to 2,01%,
and finally to its present figure, 2.01,
and it is safe to pay that the limit of
his speed has uot yet been reached, as
he is a young horse, and is possessed of
that bulldog tenacity clmraetcristic of
the greatest track performers.
The Harvester is a grand lookiug
animal, asido from his racing qualities,
and he would bo hard to boat in the
show ring if ho were prepared for show
ing. Hia deportment is perfect, and he
has tho truo trotting action that is most
pleasing to the eye. It waa August
17 last at the Buffalo Driving Club's
Grand Circuit meeting, held on the Fort
Erie, Ont, track, thut The Harvester
trotted in 2.02, which is the Canadian
record for a mile trotting, and which
is likely to stand for aome time. This
took place iu the 2.07 trot, in which he
had for competitors Wilkeshoart, Baron
May, and Tom Axworthy, whieh, of
course, wero entirely outclassed by the
suporb sou of Walnut Hnll. It might
incidentally be mentioned that outside
his one defeat, which occurred at Lexington in the fall of IflOfl, The Harvester lost but one heat during his extensive racing career, nnd that was to
Bob Douglas, 2.04*4, in the Charter
Oak Stake for 2.09 cluss trotters, at
Hartford, Sept. 6, 1909. Subsequently
he repeatedly demonstrated his superiority over tho grey son of Todd, tbat
is now in  Europe.
In connection with The Harvester it
is interesting to know that Maggie
Leazer, tiio dam of his sire, cost L. V.
Harkness, proprietor of walnut Hall
Stosk Farm, but $180, and this goes
to show that the unpretentious broeder
has a chance of producing a world's
champion.
SIB JOHN AIRD
Of Nimrod, the builder of Nineveh,
it is written in the Old Book that he
was a mighty hunter before the Lord.
Of Sir John Aird, who died ou January 6, at tho age of seventy-eight, it
might with justice bo said thnt he wus
n mighty builder before the Lord. What
region of the- earth is not full of his
labors? At this moment the people in
tbe capitals of Germany, Denmark, Hoi-
land, England, Corsica and India draw
the supply of water for drinking and
sanitation from works which he was
employed to execute. If tbe people of
London, Moscow, Bahia, Copenhagen,
and Constantinople have today light in
their dwellings and in their streots, it
is due largely to his energy and his
skill. All kinds of civil engineering
work seemed natural to him. was Man-
cheater to be made a seaport? Aird
was called in to cut the canal. Were
railways to be built in the Scotch Highlands, in Yorkshire, or in Loudon, Aird
was the man who was ready and able
to do the work. As an excavntor of
docks he had few rivals and no compeers. He created great docks at Bria
toi, Hull, Southampton, Tilbury, Avonmouth and Singapore. But his greatest
work—that by which his name will live
in history—was the construction of tho
dam at Assouan, the greatest and most
beneficent of all tho engineering enterprises by whieh the desert has been
made to blossom as the tobo. In three
years and a half this great captain of
industry, with tho aid of an army of
10.000 to 20,000 freo laborers, completed
tho great dim designed by Sir B, Bakor
which, by conserving tho water of the
Nile, rendered possible the profitable
cultivation of thousands of square miles
of what had otherwise been but barren
sand. Seldom has the hackneyed line,
that "peace hath hor triumphs not less
renowned than war," been bettor applied than whei' used to describe the
work and labors,   of   Sir  John   Aird.
His word was is good sr his work"
—the verdict of nn official—might
Borve as sn appropriate epitaph of one
of tho most successful of tho artificers
of tho fabric of onr modern world.
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than Dr. Thomas' Etleetric Oil, ns it
counteracts the inftamntion and relieves
the pain. The action of the Oil is instantaneous and its application extremely simple. '
Sir John Aird was born of humble
parents. He never went to public
sehool, college or uuiveraitv. His grandfather was juat un ordinary working-
man, who wns killed during tho building of thc Regent's Canal, His father
at first held a minor post in a London
gus company. John Aird got such
schooling aa he ever hnd at a private
school at Southgato, uud was soon sont
out into the world to muke his living.
Ho was bright, energetic, industrious,
antl ambitious. Ho joinod hiB father
in business as a contractor. His first
important job camo beforo ho was
twenty. The Crystal Palace had to be
transferred from Hyde Park, whero the
first Great Exhibition wns held in 1851,
to Sydenhnm. Aird and Son were employed in this undertaking, and made
thoir mark. From that time onwards
John Aird marched from one success
to another. Whether it wna Aird and
Son, or Lucas and Aird, or Johu Aird
and Co., it was nil the same. When
heavy work was to be done, and done
well, Aird was tho mau for the task.
A good employer of lnhor, ho was a
careful and conscientious contractor,
nor did any govornmont or municipality
ever regret that it had trusted to John
Aird for the execution of its enterprises.
He made a groat fortune, and he has
left a great name. He sat for North
Paddington ob a Conservative member
for 1887 to 1005. He served as tbe first
Mayor of Paddington in 1000, and was
re-elected in 1901, in which year ho
was knighted by Lord Salisbury. He
was nn enthusiastic collector of pictures, and personally was deservedly
and universally popular. But his great
work, with which his name will over
be associated, was tho building of thc
great Egyptian dam.
To have bridled the Nile and submerged tho Isle of Philae were but incidents iu tho life work of this master
builder. Engineering, with admiration,
puts on rocord tho leading facts and
figures about this colossal dam:
lu the early summer of 1899 the number of men employed on the undertaking reached a total of 13,000. Tho dam
has a length of about 2,200 yards; it
has ISO sluice-gates, and its maximum
height from the foundation is about 130
feet. Tho total amount of granite ma-
aonry its construction involved wns
about one million tons. The effect of
the dam is to convert the River Nile
above Assouan into an immense reservoir, which, when full, contains about
38,000 million cubic foet of water. Its
construction took about four yeara
only. This, as haa been correctly stated,
is certainly "one of the grandest engineering undertakings of our timo."
Great as it is, Sir John Aird spoilt
the last years of his life heightening
the dam nt Assouan and in constructing a barrage at Esnoh, These are the
mighty works by which wo approve
ourselves veritable sons of Asgurd,
kinsman of Thor with hia thunder hammer, thei tamers of the wilderness, the
brldgers of rivers, the makers of homos.
Yet, although we enter into their labors, how soon do they die and are for*
gotten 1    Of the millions   of  fellaheen
CARRIED GLADNESS
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For some timo past Mrs. Vanvorst had
suffered from Kidney Trouble and palpitation of the heart, and fears woro
entertained of those terribly sudden
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Mrs. Vanvorst says:
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Canada's Champion Dancar
Cured of Piles by Zam-Buk
Mr. Thomas J. Hogai, Champion
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who resides at 59 Chambord St,
Montreal, writes: "It gives me amok
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of your wonderful Zum-Buk. Per
some time past I have beon troabted
with piles, but thia yoar 1 suffered so
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number of engagements. 1 tried all
tho so-called remedies that wmn
recommonded, but they seemed io dt
me no good. Having beon advised
to try Zam-Buk I purchased a box,
and after applying it a few times 1
felt marked relief. I continued with
the Zam-Buk treatment, and the relief was extended into a permanent
cure. I gludly permit you to use my
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Another illustration of how Zam
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Hants Oo., N.S. He says: "I mt
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the treatment. After a very short
time Zam-Buk effected a complete
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abscesses,   ecsemo,   cold   sores, tHukf
Eed hands varicose ulcers, raafcafl,
lood-poison, ringworm, ents, barns,
bruises, children's abrasions, totter,
salt rheum, ete. All druggists oal
stores sell nt 50c. box, or post froe
from Zam-Buk Co., Toronto, for prise.
Zam-Buk Soap, which may bo had
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should be used instead of ordtaary
soup in all cases of eruptions and skin
diseases.
whose humble homos are mado more
comfortable and whose daily llfo Ib
mnde easier by the dam which this maa
buildcd. how muny hnvo so muoh as
heard of him or oven whisporod his
name! All they know is that the Eag-
lish buildcd it, but that a certain Img
bearded baronet, who was Moyad o/
Paddington, supplied the brain snd organized thc labor no mun knoweth.
What matters that to him or hist Paaw,
in the sense of the prniaea of the awa
he worked for, waa not in the wogee
of his day's work. Ho is dead, mi
in a few years will be forgotten. Bat
his works remain as a lasting maaa-
ment of a workman's life.
A TREE WHICH SUPPLIES RAIN
One of the botanical curiosities tt
Peru, which offers a protection agniwri
drought, is the rain-tree. This tree,
which grows to large proportions, ia
supplied with large leaves which hare
the property of condensing the moisture
of tho atmosphere and precipitating It
in the form of rain. When tho rivore
are. nt their lowest during the dry
season, and tho heat ia intense, th*
condensing capacity of this tree is apparently at ita highest, the water fai
ling from the loaves and oozing fram
the trunk in a steady, conuaaaas
stream, flowing over tho immedUttn>
surrounding ground, and nourishing tke
I'jtrrtifd soil. This wnter can bo objected and carried by ditches t« distant parts for irrigation purposes. It
is stated that a single treo will yield
on an average nino gallons of wator
por day. It ia computed that if a plot
of ground a kilometre sqnare is pUatod
with ten thousand trees, n daily yield
of nearly thirty thousand gallons ti
water available for irrigation, witk dae
allowance for evaporation, can bo secured. The ruin-tree appears to be
indifferent as to the soil in which It
growa, cnn withstand extreme climatic fluctuations, needs but little eare
in its cultivation, and grows rapidly.
It would seem that under these circumstancos nature haa provided a simple
and effective means of reclaiming tke
desert, and that tho widespread oal-
amply repaid, inasmuch aa there ore
vaat tracts of country in all tho Cro
continents which at prasent havo no
economic value owing to absence ti
water-supplies for nourishing tho soil,
which might be easily secured by systematic culture of this tree.
"Will tho cashier be away iongf"
"It depends entirely oa the jury,"
As a vermifuge thore is nothing aa
potent as Mother Graves' Worm ft
terminator, and it can be given ta ahe
most delicate child without fear oi la
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THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
71
The Vagabond
Upon that duy, iu tho torpor of a hot
aftomoou, interest languished in tho
courtroom at Villefrancho. The court-
crier rose, with seeming regret in his
demeanor, and called n a mild tone of
voioo: "Antoine .lean, como froward!"
At that name ti big fellow, wrapped
rrom head to feot—in spite of the hot
weather—iu a trailing cloak of indefinable color, a garment which must have
boon worn for many a year, pulled him-
soil' togothor and quietly obeyed.
"Your name?" said tho presiding
judge, iu a weary voice.
'•Antoine .lean."
"Your profession?"
"Independent gentleman."
Tho judge, although quito ami h to med
to the fanciful  replies often made by
firisonors, guve tlio vagabond a lustro-
ous loon, aud said in a tranquil tone.
ss if merely wishing to satisfy his con
Hfionee: "Hnve rospoct for the courtl "
Tbe man smiled and made no reply;
hut his blue eyes wore fixed upon the
judge with a strange intensity.
Judge Bouchard, however, now resumed his examination mildly accompanied by tho gentle snoring of his two
tHNistants upon the bench.
"Very well, Antoine .loan, 1 opon tho
judicial account of you, and hore is
what I Iiml about yon."
"It ih needless to tell it to me. sir,
for I nm quite as well aware of the
facts as you can boi"
"This is what 1 find," repeated the
judge, as he placed upon his uoso a
tortoiso-nhell eyeglass. '' You were
sontoucod to two monthB in jail at
Johnerre for vagrancy; throe months at
Dijon for tho same cause; then at Bourses, at Nevors, etc. You have made the
circuit of Franco, as far as 1 cnn me.
Then, undoubtedly, you are finding your
way back to your original point of departure. 1 soo here, soven months at
Tarnscon, oigbt months at Orange, ulno
months at Valence; the charge agaiust
/ou iw always vagrancy. At last yon
atop close to Villefrancho. Nnw. .lean
Antoine, have yon anything to suy in
▼our own behalf?"
'' Nothing whatever to you, ns a
judge," said tlio vagabond with hit*
calm voice, "but to thee, my old chum
Himcliard. 1 '11 tell everything."
* By whar. phenomenon could this vory
aim pi o phrase, spoken in nn almost iniu rli bio tone, have aroused till these
people from slumbers which a salvo of
artillery would scarcely hnve disturbed?
Such waB the mysterious result! But
•t i.i certain that those few words
tittered by the vagabond suddenly
brought back a new life to the old court
room. The two asBociatB judges sat
bolt upright with Indignant Hashes in
thoir eyos yet heavy with sleep. Thc
deputy, swaying to and fro on his little
rostrum, prepared to launch all his
Accustomed thunders. The eourt-orior,
standing, rigid with anger, below the
"touch, shouted: "Silence." in a stentorian voice, although nobody hail snid
another word.
"My old chum, Bouchard," those
tew words curried with them a year in
prison at the very least, and the presiding judgo, quickly recovering from
his state of stupefaction, was turning
gravely to the deputy, when the pri-
•toner's voice was raised again, louder,
lens sardonic, almost sorrowful In its
tone.
"Bouchard, Bouchard, don't you remember my nickname, Rabelais?"
Thru there was a general explosion.
Byidontly this was the case of a poor,
unfortunate lunatic, and any severity
would be quite out of place. Such was,
manifestly, the opinion of the presiding
judge, for a slight discomposure which
he had shown disappeared at once, and
ho looked furtively at the prisoner,
whose deep sot eyes uever left his own
for a momont. Thon, as if annoyed by
tho man's persistent stare, ho said to
him in a gentle tone: "Oo, and sit
lown."
After a brief conference with his two
associates, he murmured, in the midst
of tho gonoral surprise: "Two months'
imprisonment. Officer, bring forward
the next."
The sitting of the court came to a
sloso, and Judge Bouchard, iu his long
frock coat, and wearing his silk hat,
thoughtfully went down the broad flight
of stone steps leading to the street. Ills
face was sad, and his piercing glance,
accustomed to learn the minds of men
by scanning thoir faces, Boomed to veil
itself ,us though wishing to escape from
jntno painful sight. Upon reaching the
itroot he shook hands with his two col
leagues, who had como down the steps
with him, and who went nwny in an op
pOBito direction. Then, after n momentary hesitation, he went toward the
prison with a quick, firm step. The jailor
wnfl smoking his pipe, as ho enjoyed tho
fresh air in front of tho prison door.
"I'crrin," sftid M. Hottchur'd, "you
have among your prisoners oue who is
named Antoine Joan."
" Yes, judge."
; f wish to see him."
"Nothing is easier, sir. if yon will
■( i n»o the honor to "
"N'o," interrupted M. Bouchard, " I
wish to examine this mnn at my own
house.    Bo so good as to bring him to
me at " Ho hesltnted for a moment,
evidently trying to sot ri time when ho
conld be sure of privacy, and at last
-.ud: "Please bring him to my house.
yourself, at five o'clock."
Terrin bowel, somewhat Btirprisotl at
this complete derogation from nl) thc
ordinary usages of tho prison.
At five o'clock the magistrate, still
pensive, but now showing considerable
nervous Impatience, wus'pueing up and
down in his office, where tho window-
shades had been drawn down, bo thai
only a subdued light entered the room.
Presently the bell rang, and thero was
n confused sound of steps and n murmur of voice in the antechamber. The
■ loor opened, and the jailor brought in
the prisoner.
M Here, sir," the jnilor begun, "is
the man mimed "
"Yes. yes, my friend! Thank you!"
M. Bouchard Interrupted, "Leave us. I
will call you back before long."
He closed the tloor, over which lie
drew a heavy curtain, anil turning sud
denly, he ran to tho vagabond, holding
out his hands, and with his oyos full of
Lours.
"It is you, my Chabert! You, my
poor Kabolais, and in this dress, aud
in such a sorry plight I"
"So you roeognized me at last! " said
the prisoner iu his gentle voice and
without lowering liis eyes bofore tlio
sorrowful gaze of the judge, who
brought a chair aud made tho vagabond
sit closo beside him, whilo he tried to
read iu that mysterious face the secret
of so complete a downfall, and tried
to find underneath that wretched mask
the features of his old friend. "Yes;
it's 1 myself, suro enough!" the vagabond answered, "It's I, Chabert, tho
Rabelais, who by wrinkling his big, classic uose used to set the whole class
a laughing."
Tho magistrate listened with a tender
smile, not daring to chock him.
"My poor friend! But how——•"
"Speak lower," said the man, "Suppose thoy should hoar you! How have
I come to this? Oood heavens, ns naturally ns you havo eume to your sont upon
tho bench. Kvorybody has his own part
to play, here below. Yours was to pie-
side over a court. Mine to appear before it. Everything holds togothor. Take
away ouo of us, and the other has no
reason for his existence."
"And to think," continued M. Bouchard, "that 1 was obliged to sentence
you—you, my poor Chabert, whom I always knew as such a good fellow, so
gentle, so sensitive--all, too much so,
no doubt," tho judgo added, with a
penetrating look. " What a continual,
cruel irony is lifo! Bouchard judging
Uhabertl Rabelais! Ah, my poor fellow,
whon you said that word, which brought
back to tue so many happy memories,
that word which saved you—for it made
thom all believe that you were insane—
I felt ns if a stiletto had boen plunged
iuto my heart. Then, indeed, 1 recognizer! you—you whom your own father
would not recognize, if lie wero still
nl (vo. You liavo lost him, havo you uot?
Am! your mothei', too? If it were uot
so, yon would not be in this condition."
"Yes, my friend," said Chabert in a
grave-tone. "Yos, I have lost them all,
and there in nobody to blush for nto—
not even my wife, who will never know
what has become of tue."
"Your wife! Ah, yus, tho very last
tokou of friendship which I received
from you, was your enthusiastic letter,
telling me of your marriage with Mile.
Dliifl, who is now one of tho brightest
lights of the Theatre Francaise."
'The magistrate, looking searchlngly
into Chabert's oyos, asked him sadly,
aud in a very low tone: "Was it a woman .'' *
"To be sure!" exclaimed the vagabond. "When a man falls as I have
done, it is becauso ho has leaned upon a
woman's arm, aud that arm has been
suddenly withdrawn from him. A love-
match,1' he continued, "without money
is bound to come to grief. I adored my
wife, but I could not support her decently, and she was unfaithful to me.
When this happens, some men kill themselves. Otliers take to drink. Still others bury themselves lu some kind of
work. As for tue, I sufl'ered far less
than these, fur I became insane. One
fine morning f left the home whore I
had lived so proudly and happily for
three yoars. Taking nothing with me,
and without looking back, I tramped
over the highways and over the foot-
pat lis, in rain and Bunshino, thinking
of nothing, seeing nothing, aud only
Stopping at night when my swollen and
bleeding feot would carry me no further. How fnr 1 tramped over those
highways! My hat was full of holes, and
my clothes could not have been at all
creditable to mo, for two policemen who
saw mo sitting on the opposite side of
a ditch motioned me to come to thom,
tiiul asked for my papers. My papers,
ludoedl Their question seemed so funny
to mo that 1 laughed ill tlieir faces! I
suppose that they deemed my company
pleasant, for they set mo between their
horses ami graciously escorted me to the
city, which was near at hand. The noxt
morning .loan Antdlno—for a remnant
of sanity hml mado mo conceal my true
name—was committed for two months.
"What shall I say. Tho.se two months
must have been the beginning of a complete change in my whole physical nnd
morn) being. In the sol it tule of the
prison, iny reason came buck to me,
.and I meditated, And about what, do
vou suppose? About inv wife's unfaithfulness ami crime? No, nbout the happiness which she had brought mo, my
three yenrs of earthly paradise wliile I
lived with herl Her perfidy and my
despair hod disappeared; my thought
did not rost upon them for a moment.
That is the happiness which I owe to
my prison life, When my two months
were over I took my staff and wallet
liko any self-respect ing tramp—ttlld 1
contlnuod my tour of France. It has
taken mo ten years to find you. Aftor
two months  I  shall continue inv jour
ney.
Chabert had told Mr story tlollborate-
ly, witn aeilher anger nor sorrow, in
tin- Bame gentle ami monotonous Iuue of
I voice. Now he was silent, und tllO
judge, looking hint full in the face ami
grasping both his hands, exclaimed passionately: "My denr ('habert, I want
to save you!"
The vagabond looked at him in su
prise.
"To save mo?   From what/"
" From yourself, und in spito of yon
Self, if it must bo so," said tho judg
firmly.   '' As  to the  imprisonment   for
two months, I shall not permit you to
[endure  it.    I  cnn arrange Ilio matter.
And, little by little, r want to seo Jean
Antoine disappear, and Chnbort come to
the front."
j "Begin my life ovor again! Oli, no!"
i exclaimed the vagabond, ns ho roso from
litis seat. Theu taking the judge's hands
in liis own, he saiil1 " My poor Bouchard, you arc kind, and good, ami you
love me; yet my crudest enemy eould
not propose anything worse than you
have dono.    I am speaking to yon now
Horns ami warts disappear when
frosted with Hbllowoy's Corn Curo
without leaving a scar.
with all my former good sense, and I
toll you that no placo but tbe prison is
geutlo und pitiful to me. Thero only
t can really live again, without thought
of the present, without cure for tho
future. And you would snatch this
dream from mo, and would kill mo forever! Why, can't you see that my
body is a mere rag, a thing which does
not count at all, and which 1 no longer
regard? What does it matter that this
worn-out body should appear beforo
judges, should be sentenced, despised,
branded! My frlond, my dour old friend,
call in tho 'jailor who brought mo here,
and let mo go!"
''So bo it!" said M. Bouchard in a
sad tone. "But nt least," he added
gently, "this must not bo until 1 havo
embraced you!"
"Surely!"
Aud tho judgo and tho vagabond embraced each other fraternally. Thon Chabert said, freeing himself and turning
away: "Now, judge, do your duty."
ODD LAWS ABOUT ENGLISH
COINAGE
It is the duty of each loyal subject in
Britain not merely to refuse gold coin
that is uuder a certain woight, but to
break it.
'' Every person,'' so runs tho Act,
"shall, by himself or othera, cut. break,
or deface such coin tendored to him iu
pnyinent, and tho person tendering tho
sume shall bear tho loss."
Tho weight at which a sovereign
coasofl to bo good as currency is anything below 122% grains, and as one
sovereign in thirty-throe, and ono half-
sovereign in ton are under tbeir legal
weight, it would seem that wo ought,
each of us, to provide ourselves with a
delicate set of pocket scales and
weights unless we remain content to bo
inveterate breakers of tho Act of 1870,
But in spite of this Act it is a risky
business interfering with coins which
you may suspect to be under woight or
spurious. Some months ago, a Grimsby
woman offered a half sovereign in payment of goods to a local shopkeeper,
The latter put tho coin in a testing-
machine, and, as it broke in two, refused to take it.
Tho coin, however, was pronounced
by experts to be perfectly genuine,.and
when the case was taken into a court
of law the shopkeeper was ordered to
refund ten shillings to the customer.
Money, both gold and silver, wears
out at a startling rate. It is reckoned
that there is usually it hundred million
pounds in gold coin in this country, n
vory large proportion of which is lockod in the strong rooms of banks. Yet
of that which is in active circulation
the wastage is so great that during
overy twelve months seventy thousand
pon mis-worth of gold aud silver are
rubbed off into fine dust in John Bull's
pockets.
The Coinngo Act of 1870 empowers
tho Sovereign to dotermine tho design
for uny coin—gold, silver or bronzo.
Hail it seemed good to George V. to
desire that sixpenny-bits should bo
made with a hole in the centre the
Mint would have had no choice but to
comply..
The jury who actually try tho coins
are "twelve competent freemen of the
mystery of goldsmiths of the Oity of
I. ondon.''
Every one knows thut it is an offonce
to deface a coin of the realm. Yet
jewellers melt up thousands of them
every month of the year. On the faco
of it tho practice seems illegal, yet it
is not really so, for the law only steps
in if n person attempts to pass n coin
after tampering with it.
•Towellera find sovereigns the best of
all gold to work with, for, owing to the
tremendous pressure they have to bear
in the Mint, they aro more ductile than
any other gold. Besides, a sovereign
melted dowu is still worth lifs. KM.
ROYAL PETS I'VE PAINTED
Miss Francos Fairman, the Most Famous
Living Painter of Dogs, Tells
How She Painted "Caesar*'
For several yours now I have been
honored by receiving commands to paint
Koyal pets, for I commenced painting
dogs belonging to members of the Koyal
Family at the end of Queen Victoria's
reign, and T have continued to receive
similar commands fit various timos ever
since.
Are dogs bad sitters? Well, just as
in the cuso of human beings, it depends
on tlm rlog. Some dogs mako excellent
sitters, some 'logs are very troublesome;
but, as a general rule, the older a dog is.
the better sitter lie makes. I Imve noticed this point especially when I hnve
been nsked to paint the sume dog tit different times—first, when he was a puppy, and again when lie had grown up.
I have generally found that I have
allowed myself tno little time in which
to pAint tho puppy, but, on the other
Inuiii, when he hail grown up. f have
found mv picture finished much sooner
than I har! expected.
I have jusl flu ish od my latest painting
for Queon Alexandra, a picture of two
red a iid white Japanese spnnlels, called
Togo ami llaru.
They are great favorites with her Ma
jesty, and In return they simply adore
their mistress. Togo wns a present to
Quoon Alexandra from the Bmporor of
Japan, and lie is. of course, a porfect
specimen of the Japanese spaniel. The
Ismporor sent her Majesty eight, I bollovo, but the long journey to England,
ind the sudden .changes of temperature
they had to pass llirougli on the way,
proved too much for the strength of
some of thom. anil Togo is the only survivor,
Togo und Hnru, bolng frisk v little follows, full of life, woro frankly bored
by my offorta to get then on canvas.
Togo, in particular, seemed to feci it
beneath his dignity t" sit to nn artist
in whom ho was pot in the least interested. They hnd to be coaxed to keep
Iheir pose by servants, ami were bribed
to bo good with biscuits or anything olso
thev might fnhcy.
Togo has the sweetest littlo habit of
looking up at the Queen with his head d
Httlo on ono side, nnd f wanted to got
just that expression in the picture,   It
was extremely difficult, however, for I
could never get him to look at me or at
anyone else, except tho Queen, in just
the same way. It was, in fact, ouly
when her Majesty was In the room that
ho would do it, and I had to make tho
most of her visits in order to catch the
expression.
The dogs sat to mo at the Palace, of
course, and this was particularly helpful,
becauso the Queen came frequently to
see her pots and mado suggestions for
tho picture. The Queen is such a truo
artist herself that I hnvo always valued
her criticisms very much.
When her Majesty entered the room
tho sitting, in tho strict sense of the
word, always ended for a time; tho joy
of Togo and llaru was unbounded, and
nothing would induce them to continue
thoir poso.
I was specially honored, in November,
1908, by tho Queen's command to paint
a portrait of tho famous wire-haired fox-
terrier Caesar, King Edward's constant
companion.
This portrait had to bo done very
quickly, for I only roecived tho coin-
maud a very short timo bofore November Oth, and the Queen wished the picture to bo a birthday surprise for the
King.
Soon after I had commenced tho picture, the vet. camo to any ho had to take
Caesar away as he was unwell, and required treatment. As tho picture was
then a secret, it was impossible to appeal to his Majesty for permission to
continue the sitting, and there wus some
delay before 1 could get Cnosar again.
At tho noxt sitting, however, ho posed
beautifully, but just when everything
seemed to bo going smoothly he dropped
down and went off to sloop, absolutely
refusing to bo roused.
I succeeded, however, in having the
picture ready for presentation to King
Kdward on his last birthday,
ROYAL OEORGE AND LOYAL
GEORGE
The proposal that people in every part
of the Hritisb Empire who boar the
Christian name of Oeorge should unite
in presenting a coronation gift to the
King has met with such wide acceptance that full arrangements havo now
been mado for carrying it into effect.
Subscriptions aro to range from a
penny to a pound, and a list of the donors, though not the amount given by
each, will be presented to the King.
Thirty-five district representatives
havo beon appointod for England and
Wales, and any one willing to collect
from those of his owu acquaintances
named Oeorge can receive collecting
cards on application to the representative of his district, whose name can be
obtained from the bankers. Messrs.
Cocks, Biddulph & Co., 4,'i charing Crops,
London, S.W., or from the Karl of Strad-
broke, f fen ham Hall, Wangford, Suffolk.
Sir Oeorge Reid is to receive contributions from tho Australian Georges, Earl
Grey from the Georges of Canada, Mr.
George St. John Miklmay from thoso in
British Kast Africa, Zanzibar, and
Uganda, and Sir G, T. Goldie from thoso
iu Nigeria.
Tho bankers will also receive contributions, but not stamps. All contributions aro to be sent by June 1st.
The executive committee consists of
Lord Curzon of Kedleston, Earl Grey,
the Karl of Strndbroke, Lord George
Hamilton, Sir George Reid, and Sir
George Warronder.
A Snfe Pill for Sue. ring Women.—
The secluded lit'-' of women which permits of llttlo healthful exorcise, Is a
fruitful cnuso of derangements of the
stomnch and liver nnd accountable for
the pains am) lassitude that so many of
them experience. Farm dee *s Veget
ttblo Fills will correct irregularities of
the digestive organs nml restore health
ami vigor. The most delicate woman
cnn use thom with snfety, because thoir
action, while ctVective. is mild and
soothing.
GOLD BRICKS
Gobi bricks, reft! tines, may be the
means of restoring the ancient fame of
Golconda, near Hyderabad, in southern
India, ouce known all the worbl over for
its gold mines, but now a decayed city.
The natural pits from which many centuries ago the precious metal was extracted have in course of time filled up
with water. A contractor recently obtained permission to make bricks near
the place ami ten kilns were erected.
The first finished bricks aroused curiosity by their yellowish tint, and analysis proved that they contained gold
dust. On tho basis of thc yield of tho
sample bricks, the ten kilns will aggregate in weight about 12,587 pouuds of
gob! worth over $50,000,000. The site
of the find belongs to the Nizam, or
native ruler, whoso affairs are administered by a British secretary, who has
worked hard for nine years to produce
a surplus in tho Nizam's last annunl
budget of $18,000,000. It looks insignificant now compared with thc result
of nino iluys' brie km aklng.
IN THE WORLD OF SPORT
Fishing in the Thames at night-tiim
from a  bout, joint, or  houseboat  is  il
legal.
liy climbing llie great S.hieckhoru
:i height of 0,000 feet. Miss Harnicoiit
:i Swiss journalist, has accomplished th'
most ditlicult ascent in the Alps till*
season.
Prince Rntijitsinbji. who is well
known ns lhe ox-S'iibbcx county amateur
is to captain an Indian team whieh b
to tour  Kngland  next   summer,
The Bilfiurd Association havo re
fused to alter their rules so as to bar
the "losing hazard" strokes of Qoorgi
Qrav, tho wphderfu! young Australian
professional,
Win ii u boxer is in difllcultlos ubout
rodtieing his weight lie "drys himself
out," abstaining from all liquids for »
given period, aud merely moistening bit
mouth,
Mr. Frank Haylon, of the Hull North
ern Union llugbv team, possesses ever*
honor that is possible for a Rugby foot
bailer to win. lie has altogether eight
caps,
Although it is supposed to bo un
dim able, two motor cyclists have sue
coodod in climbing Hon 1st or Puss, thc
worst hill in Westmoreland, und n»
strep ns any in England.
An old-age motor enr competition It
being held in France, the record up to
now being hold by a I'unliard enr which
wus built as far buck us 1801, thus hav
iug been nn the road twenty years,
CroSS-BOQ Hying is one of the mosl
expensive forms of ueriul jport, It
costs u (lying mau $250 n day for one
tug alone tb follow liis flight ncross thc
water, and often us many ns six vossolf
nre hired for this purpose. i
Sir .lohn Ntacdounld, a pionoor Scot
tish motorist, has made au interesting
experiment, He stood outside Charing
Cross station for thtrty-fivo m In ut os,
iim) during that time counted 038 motor
vehicles as against only 115 drawn by
horses.
An American man and woman were
married the other day In a balloon by
the Rev. j, H, Adams.    After the cere
mony the young couple enjoyed a honey
moon for about forty mile's across th*
country beforo the balloon was brought
to tho earth.
FROM ALL OVER
A German .patent has been secured
for the manufacture from the Soya
bean a product to tako the placo ot
rubber. The procoss consists in the re
duotion of tho oil of the Soya bean to s
thick, tough liquid through the addition
of nitric add, After further treatment
with alkaloid solutions tho mixture is
heated to 150 deg., giving a tough,
highly clastic product similar to rubber,
which can bo vulvnnized by tho same
process as rubber.
Mme. Rodior, wife of a landowner at
Bomo, in Holland, had a rather peouliai
experience somo time ago. Tho good
lady, who rejoices in the possession ot
a large picture-hat of roulistie floral
design, was sitting dozing iu hor garden
when a swarm of bees surrounded hor
and sottlod on tho hat. Waking up
and realizing tho dangor of tho tutua
tion, with groat presence of mind she
went over to nu empty hivo'and shook
her hat into it, whereupon tho boes
took possession, Mine. Rodior escapon
scnthless.
A romantic little story comes from
Ftilham. Six months ago nn aged lady
took lodgings in a- modest house in Lin
ver Road, Parson's Greon, Fulham, aud
recently becamo ill and died. Before
death she announced that she had ap
pointed tho landlord, a young married
man named Gladstone, us her solo ox
ecu tor, When tho will was road it was
found that sho had loft personal pro
party and all the money in hor rooms to
Mrs. Gladstone, who had shown ber
some kindly attention. Soarch in the
room resultod in tho discovery of s
hoard of bank-notes and gold/of the
totnl vnlue of about $5,000. Consols
and other securities were willed to two
nephews.
_ Now Vork is tho most cosmopolitan
city of tho world. In point of fact, if
is the second German town of the
world. Berlin has a population of
2,000,000) Hamburg 730,000, Munich
520,000, and Dresden 500,000. The
Germans in New York number 737,447
truo Americans, infants and parents,
born in America, ami O'.'W.OOO German
born. There nre 595,210 Irish, and
these outnumber their countrymen in
Belfast. New Vork is a true Israelite
metropolis with 072,776 Jews, for War
saw has only 202,88d Hebrews in hei
midst. New Vork is, moreover, tbe
fifth Swedish town, the sixth Norwegian, tho seventh Italian, and the
eighth Russian town from the point of
view of population.
ROMAN TOOTH-ACHE CURES
If it bo true that ancient remedies
aro always the best, it may bo of in
torest to those afllictod with dental
troubles to know how the ancient Ro
mans dealt with such ills. The Quirites
recognized two types of treatment, the
magical and the medical. The follow
ing are some of tho prescriptions ad
vised by the magicians: Take the head
of a dog that has died of rabies, mix
the ash with oil of Cyprus and inject
the product into the our of the affected
sido. A water snake's vertebra will
servo to scarify the gum, provided that
it bc obtained from a white-skinned
snake, Or for the same purpose may
be used a lizard's frontal bone obtain
ed whon the moon is full, or, if that
fall, a chicken bone will do, provided
that it hp dried in a hole in a wall and
thrown away Immediately after use.
It is good treatment to inject into the
ear oil of lemon in which has beon
macerated either mallow bugs or spar
rows' dung, evon should this last give
rise to itching, A worm fed on a particular herb, or a cabbage caterpillar,
can conveniently be placet) in a hollow
tooth, but it is equally simple to chow
un udder's heart. Prevention being
hotter than cure, a sovereign proven
tive will be found in the citing of two
rats per mouth.
COMPLICATED  DRESS  SCHEMES
A skull-cap ns closely fitting as cun
be is made of silk, and to wear it effectively the hair must be swathed
round and round the head. Theu comes
the veil, which in such a case as this
may be of a scarab blue color or brown
to match the coat and intensolfy the
mummy Idea. A near one piece frock,
of sucking doth Lo mutch the coat in
color with introductions of scarab blur'
on the corsage is a suitable complement to tho frock, and the boots ami
gloves woru are brown.
While tho new tailor mndo suits be-
como more und more severely simple,
tho visiting frocks reveal complications
that nlinost bafllo description. Some
of those sulleiit features tiro a con s hi dr
ablo amount uf fulness at the foot of
the skirt, win-re looped draperies aro
nrrangod and a tondoncy towards lop
sidod arrangements, by tho scarf-like
train that falls nt the side of tho skirt,
nearer tin- front thnn ut the buck,
where it ought to bo, itut) by tho not
fichu   scurf  that   is draped   round  the
nock, nml etuis with  D  lb -o of  hue
placed ncross the cor sago.
Tho gown Is made of bluo foulard,
bordered with ecru tings and mounted
upon n much more closely patterned
foulard of n bright brown shade, and
yel a third color is Introduced by monna
of narrow bands of old rose vol vol fast
onod with flat rose poarl buttons, plncod
round the wnisl tu hold the fulness of
material In cheok at tho sido of the
tunic ami on the corsage and sloovos.
Guipure laco opuulottes of a soft
ecru shade define the sloping shoulders,
and more luce appears bom-nth the vol
VOl   bars On   tllO  bodice.
Tho plofitings ami gungings that the
thin materials of the summer are to bo
given upon the wnist-Mne will add to
Fashion's programme yet anothor com
plete change of treatment.
SURPRISE FOR JOHN
Thut there wns nt leust ono Scotsman who could appreciate a joke—at
somebody else's expense—is shown by
the following -imy told by Mr, s, ll.
Crockett  in " Itnldorhuid."
"A country Inird with his man .lohn
was riding to market. The laird nnd
John wore passing u bote in the nionr
when the laird turned his thumb ovoi
his shoulder ami said:
" 'John, I saw a fox gang iu there!'
"  'Did ye indeed, laird?' cried John,
all   his   hunt iug   enthusiasm   instantly
on fire.    'Jlldo ye your lane to toon;
I'll huwk the crtiitur out."
"Bnck went John for pick and spade,
having   first,   of   course,   stopped   the
earth. The laird rode his way, and all
day was foregathering with his cronies
at the market town—a business in
which his henchman would ably and
vory willingly have seconded him. It
was the hour of ovoning, and the laird
rode home. He came to a mighty exca
vation on tho hillside. The trench was
both long and doop. Vory tired aud
somewhat short -grained iu temper, John
was seated on u mound of earth, vast
as the foundation of a fortress.
"There's nue fox here, laird,1 said
John, wiping tho honest sweat of on-
deavor from his brow.
'The   laird   was   uot   put   out.     He
s, indeed, exceeding pleased with
himself. ' 'Deed, John,' be responded,
'I wad hue been muckle surprised gin
there had been a fox iu the holo. It's
teu year since 1 saw the fox gang iu
there.''
MARKS   ON   OLD   SILVER
While the marks or lack of marks on
Sheffield plate keep ua guessing with
a deep uncertainty as to thoir moaning
or lack of moaning, the marks on old
silver tel! a definite story, especially
those on Knglish silver. In England
and continental countries silversmiths
wore forced not only to mark thoir
wares with thoir own names, but to
submit them nt au assay office or guild
hall to receive the official stamp. Thus
tho expression "hallmarked silver"
originated.
On the bnck of an old piece of Knglish silver—and most of our old silvor
is either Colonial or Old Knglish—we
will find from one to five difleront
kinds of marks, each one giving definite
information to the iuitiatod. Moreover, lists of these murks aro published
so that a littlo study will easily initiate
the possessor of an old pieco of silver
into their mysteries.
Before 1300 the initials of thu Christian inline and surname of the maker
constituted tho only mark. Theso indicated no standard of alloy, howovor,
aud (lishouost workers made the creation of this standurd necessary. In
1300 a law was made establishing a
standard, and requiring each sifvorv
smith to submit his work to un assayer at the guild hull before putting his
own mark on it. Thero his mark and
the King's mark, a crowned leopard's
head, were set by the assayer. Silver
of this period, then, has two marks.
Frauds ami abuses ..till continuing, a
new law was passed in 1488 forcing
each assayer to sot a murk of his own
in addition. This mark was the one
known as the "Annual Letter." This
letter indicates tbe exact year, ami is
still iu use. In 1545 the lion passant
was added.
These four murks remained unchanged until 1695, wheu the figure of a woman culled Britannia replaced the leopard's hoad. This lasted until 1720.
Then thc old standard wns restored
with its old marks, lu J784 tho sovereign 's head was added.
DARING BRIDGE  BUILDERS
Notwithstanding the great height at
which the men worked in replacing the
Niagara Suspension Bridge above a
maelstrom from which escape would
have been impossible, most of them
soon grew unconcerned, nnd some of
thom, indeed, vied with one another
in  reckless during.
So many valuable tools wero dropped
from the bridge that some of the moro
careless wero discharged. Consequently, one day, when a man dropped a
wrench 200 feot to tho water's edge,
he foolishly started to recover it by
climbing dowu hum! over hand on a
steeply inclined thin wire cable nearly
500 foot long. He hud no sooner begun
his insane exploit than a rival, not to
be out done, sturtorl out of sheer bravado to descend nn adjacent rope.
After going down a few foet lliey
tried ia vain to return, and it seemed to
their horrified companions ou the bridge
above that human muscles could not
endure the increasing strain of thoir
long journey. The foreman instructed
them how to" climb more easily and
what to rlo at the bottom, accompanying his orders with violent abuse,
wisely bestowed to divert thom from
the fright that added to their rbinger.
By nothing less than a miracle both
men held ont until thoy hud crossed
over the water. Then one of them,
wutchitfg his chance, dropped safety
into a tree top. The other finally gavo
nut and fell u considerable distance to
the ground, but both escaped practically unhurt.
WONDERFUL LUCK
Once whon Mr. Prank Gardner, the
well known London Stock Kxchtinge
magnate, wns in Australia, excitement
wns high ovor a grent annual racing
carnival, and e vory ono was "talking
horses^
While rcadlug ovor a uow sensation
ul piny to his leading lady Mr. Gardner
(wlio WOK in the l hent neal business
then) came on the lino, " 'Vengeance
is 111100,' suid the Admiral, ami he tush
od f"i' his enrbtue," In an instant
Miss Carrie Swain jumped to her feot
uuil snid, " It's n tip for Ihe treble.
Tnke   it""
Mr. Gardner took hor advico, put
all the money ho lunl on Vengeance,
Admiral ami Carbine respectively for
the COU Ifl old Clip, the Victorian Derby,
ami tin' Melbourne Cup, and whon Cur-
bine clinched thi' triple event by win
uinn the Melbourne Cup in record time
und with a record weight Mr. Gardner
wns a wealthy man, A lucky invest
ment of this win in New Xonbiiiil ami
A list nil inn stocks soon made him a
millionaire.
AN EYE OPENER
Speaking of the scarcity of domestic
servants, n cortniu bluo-bloodod county
family, iu whose household thore had
been something iu the way of a strike,
wen1, several months ugo. perturbed to
receive an Intimation, at a very shorl
notlco, Hint they wore to expect a visit
from stone most distinguish eil people
whose necptnintanoo thoy lunl long
sought.
With gronl pluckinesa two of the
throe pretty daughters of the house
turned to ami cooked the luncheon, ami
the third, disguised in u cap ami apron,
posed as a parlormaid.
Weeks after, nt a function in town,
bolh families met. and tho head nf tint
distinguished branch expressed to the
third sister liis regret thut she had not
beeu at home on the occasion of his
visit.
"Ah, but 1 was at homo," the little
rogue admitted; "it was I who sninckod
your faco whon you tried to kiss me
behind thc hull door." THE     ISLANDER
P '!.'•  ,        , ,      s.iturdav   at   Cumberland,   B.C.,
'    I>17NN <fe COMPANY, 'Pl'OpriftOI'H,
VV. li. Ihiuii, Manager
SATURDAY, MAY lt   1912.
TUE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.f
wmAA^mmAmmAmwmmaA—AA— weaamwamwsm awa
.1.1.1 t .tM„e utii1. t.Ui'llMlOl clm'W !|LM' hi tilt'  pll|»lT.
Bubsci'iptiill price 11.00 per yi'ur, pajiible in mlvnnct
The editor does nut hold  himalf rospoimililo for  view* expressed by
oorrenpi indent*
What the Editor has to say.
Oui: atteution hus been drawn to the inconvenience, and
at times loss, suffered by the merchants of this city on account
of their freight not being delivered promptly, or within a
reasonable tune, at the station here. We are told it is not an
unusual occurrence to have goods arrive at Union Bay on Tues
day's boat and not reach Cumberland until Friday or Haturday,
taking sometimes four or tive days to come a distance of twelve
miles, which is, to say the least, ridiculous.
We cannot account for this state of affairs, unless perhaps,
the rapid iiicreasi: in trade in this city and district is more than
the Colliery Compauy can handle with its present staff. If
sueh is the case it is their duty to employ more men, so that
the merchants here can receive their freight within at least
twenty-four hours after its arrival at Union Bay. Wn trust,
i.i this age of civilization and progress, that those who are responsible for tins lack uf keeping up with the times will wake
up and give the merchants prompt delivery of their freight,
which they look for, expect and are entitled to.
•There is to-day iu this city, in the opinion pf Thk Islander, au opportunity for some active person to start a cigar
factory. 'i'he large numbers of people who have come, and
aiv still coining tn this city and district daily, make it possible
fn- an industry of this kind to be a profitable investment. A
cigar factory here would have, practically speaking, control of
the north end of the Island, from Union Bay to Campbell
lliver, wliich would mean a good thing for the first oue who
invests in this business.
The mayor and council, when they have a little leisure
time, should take a walk up and down Derweut, Dunsmuir and
Maryport A ves, aud allow a good big fat man to go iu front
of them. They will then be able to see the sidewalk go up and
down. One stranger wanted to know if we had springs in the
sidewalks, "I came pretty near breaking my leg last night
through that hole in the sidewalk," is a common report from
la lies of the city. If we can do nothing else with them, tear
them up.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., PRESIDENT
ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager
CAPITAL, - $10,000^000 REST, -  $8,000,000
FARMERS* IBUSINESS
The Canadian Bank of Commerce attends to Farmers every facility
for the transaction of their banking business including the discount and
collection ot eales aotM. Blank sales notes are supplied free of charge
00 application.
BANKING   BY  MAIL
Accounts may be opened at every branch of llie Canadian Bank cf
Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive the same careful
ittention as is given to all other departments of the Bank's business.
loney may be deposited or withdrawn in this way as satisfactorily as
a personal visit to tbe Bank. 4231
0UMBH1R&AND BRANCH.      ~ T, white, Manager.
The mayor at the last meeting of the council instructed
Aldermen Beveridge and Cessford to inspect the moving picture shows and make a report to the council. The following is
what the National Board of Fire Underwriters require with
regard to the operator's booth in a town such as Cumberland:
"Sisie of booth to be 6x8 for one  machine and 7 ft. high.
Construction: Two by fours sheeted inside and outside
with 7-8 T. and G.; all the interior to he lined with sheet as-
bestos covered with galvanized iron not less than 20 B. and S.
Lick joints to be used; nails not more than 5 inches apart; door
to he similarly covered to open outward, and to have substantial spring and latch to ensure being closed. Ventilation direct
to the outside.
Opening in booth: All openings into hull to be protected
by shutters of uot less thun 14 B. and >S., strengthened hy 1^ '
x 1 i -\ 1 j angle iron riveted to bottom of same; all to be vesical
sliding. Guides for shutters to be steel not less than 3-Kxl,
grooved to receive shutter; or strap iron built up to the equiv-
ale it; all shutter to slide easily. Shutters to trip by the agency
of standard fusible links so arranged that they will close auto
matically in emergency."
1SL« JTOIISIMES
Display Advertisements
7.ri cent<* per euliinin inch pw month,
Special rale for half puge or more.
Condensed Advertisements
1 cent 1 word, 1 issue ; minimum charge 'lh cunts.
No nc ouut run for 'his elans of advancing
BUY A 'SINGER,'
The Latest and most Up-to-date Sewing
Machine on the market to-day. Sold on
Easy Terms which places it within the
reach ofall.
JepSOn   BrOS.,   District Agents
Nanaimo, B. C.
W. JI. iDtian, Loenl Jtepresentalloe
rK^ras'crrtWKflfcr.s !T.ZiZ5E.SS2£SKE32
WATCH THIS SPACE
The Island Realty Co.
I Pire, Life, Live Stock
. . Accident . ,
P. L. ANDERTON.
Phono 21.     Courtenay, B. C.
The 'STAR' 6afe
RleHnilDS & J.ICIC. Proprietors.
MEALS SERVED AT
ALL ALL HOURS
When you went a good chuice meal cooked to
the King's taste give ns a call     ....
DUNSMUIR AVE.,        CUMBERLAND
Iee!   Iee!  Iee!
The Pilsener Brewing Co. are prepared
to supply the Public with ICE.
Orders to be Helivered the same day
must be in NOT LATER THAN 10 A.M.
Pilsener Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
Fawcett's
STOVES
AND
IR-^HSTG-IES
Are the Best, and Fully Guaranteed.
A full line of Furniture, Housefurnishings,
Linoleums, Wa lpapers alway son  hand.
Ht
The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.O
.■■,-.r>i«fjiim™wi.y
&. $. 1«. Meabnett
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
FOB SALE
CLEARED FARMS, BUSH LAND
AND LOTS
Agents for E. & N. Lands,
Comox District.
M. H. M. Beadnell
.1 Mitts.
"Leading Tobacco King."
Better known as
"LONG WILLIE"
Dealer In Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
iSI*. Billiard Room in connection
GENERAL BLACKSMITHS
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
e©URTENAY
House Furnishing
Tents,   Stoves,   Ranges
Camping Outfits.
B. F. KRAUSE, Prop.
Phone 55
SINGER SeWing machines always in stock.
"V^ftMfM^^fVWWW*
IBS.!
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Oood
Wet Goods
Beat Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer-
* *"-■»--*-»- n- -mrrn -urn-in mi umji_i.
j.J FINE LINE OF NEW
MA TERIA LS JUST RE-
:   :   :   CEIVED   :    :    ,-
P. DUNNE
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
•>oooooooooo
, P. PHILLIPS HARRISON
Barrister,   Solicitor   and I
Notary Public.
'.OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOC l
'i'Hfc fSLANOJiil CUMBKkLAND. li.U
1
Painter and
Decorator
Satisfaction
Guaranteed
AU Work Done under
Personal Supervision
Orders may be left at
John Jack' store,
Dunsmuir Avenue   Cumberland
FIRE!! FIRE!!
Have Your
Cleaning Pressing and
pairing done at
re-
NICK'S PLACE
Pla'n Sewing.
Fancy Dressmaking
N, HIRANO
Fashionable Tailor
LAND  AOT.
t
Ladies'and Gents' Tailor-
made Suits. Cleaning
and Pressing Done at
Reasonable Rates.
Phone 52
CUMBEBLAND
Candies,
Fruits, Tobaccos
—Cigars at—
and
_&J
*•■     For absolute protec-
^H tion write  a Policy  n
^9 the    LONDON   AND
{*   LANCASHIRE  FIRE
INSURANCE    COMPANY   of Candies of all descriptions—THE
Liverpool, England. Very BEST.
Fruits of all kinds—Best quality
grown.
Tobaccos of all strengths.
Cigars -The best variety of the
choicest flavors.
TOTAL ASSETS, 126.788.93
WESLEY WILLARD,
Local Agent
G. H, ASTOM
t
_u
SILVER NOVELTIES
At Bert Aston s
The "JEWEL BOX.
.    . . NEXT TO TARBELL'S, . .
Dunsmuir Ave   : ::  Cumberland
SAYWARD LAND DISTRIOT
Distriot ut S.yward
Take notion lhat Ben Roberta, nf New
Weatwinater, B.C . lumberman, i. rei d-
t*» npiJy for punuiuiMO to puiohaea tbe
fi'llnwiue denirihad landa:—
C'liiiin.'ii'iiiK nt a put plant, d 20
oliaiui N rth nf Tinib. r Lieenar N.. 40780
then a weal 80 ebaina: tbence imrih 20
ehaini.; ibenoe weat 20 ohii *; thence
Burtl 20 chain ; thence *(■•' 20 olmixa;
thence m.rih 40 chain.: ihence eaa' 26
chaina ni'.re i r leaa tii ihn ah,,re nf D w
Paaaa.e Calm Ohiniial; hatica f,,|lcwiim
ahniein ma Snutheae'erly diieotiuii tn
pluoa nf omnia, iic-moi,t, on tabling 200
acrea.
BEN ROBERTS.
Dated J.uuayDOh 1212
EioR Bi b.tk. -gout
HAYWAHII UNI) liIHTKICT, Dilt iot  nf Say
wnul:—Ti.kn in.lien thar John Oa .itfe
Hardy nf O unenay, B. C. nceuuatinu
audi neer. inteuda tn apply fnr pnrmia-
iun In purrhaar lhe full, win/ rinactihed
Hilda: CniniuaneiiiK al a pnat pi n ted hi
tbi' N bank ul Or-khwi) lake and at thn
SE cnrinir ut Timb r Limit 30012 i heme
VV 4t)olmitia; ihe re 8 40 ehalni,; thenoe
E 20 chaina: thenre NE JO chaina to point
ul ui mmniiceniei'i and onaraiijng 110
acrea mora or leaa.
.IoiixOiorqi IUrpy
D.ted Jan. 14,1912. Reginald O.i within
Agent.
aiTMAKD LAUD DISTRICT, Diatrict of 8»y
»ard — Taken, Iio that Margaret Car-
within of Saudwiik, B. 0.. occupation
widow, intenda tu apply for permiaainn
to puroh .ae the fullowiugdeaoribed landa:
Oominen.iing at * poat planted on thn
ii.rth bai k uf TruUI lake and about one
mile weat from the SW on ner nf Timber
Litni 37470 hence N 40 chaina, thenoe
W 40 dliatua, thei on 8 40 chaina tu the
tn.rth bank < f Truut luke, thenee along
the north b.ukuf Tmut lake E 40 oliaiua
tn pnint of oomui'iioement andountainiug
160 aorea mure ur leaa.
Masimbet Carwitbk.h
Da ed Jan. 11,1212. Reginald Car wuheu
Agent,
HH IITEHEBTIUfi LETTEfl
GENTLEMEN.
We beg to inform your patrons
hrough   your  columns   of the fact that the firm of
Hygh Bros. & Voung, of Nanaimo, B.C. are this year
handling the various Overland models of automobiles
in three grades and powers us follows:
30 H.P,
35 H.P
40 H.P,
$1,450
$1,850
$2,250
F.O.B. Victoria.
The above cara are made in all the latest
models und are the buy of the season at anything like
the price, with beautiful lines ami design.
We beg to infirm the prospective purchasing
public in this line of the fact that we will visit your
district in the Dear future, and that they will be well
repaid by waiting a very short period to inspect the
Overland and get a demonstration as well.
HYGH BROS. & MNC
Agents for the 0VEERUND
Mucel Automobile.
P. O. Drawer O
NANAIMO, B C.
Phone 97
TIE IIEID E1GLIID HOTEL
JAMES WALTERS,
PROPRIETOR
THE POOREST OF WINES, LIQUOR & BEER
ALSO THE BEST OF CIGARS.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, B. C,
SAT*ARD UMD DISTRIOT
Diitrict ot Sajaani.
Take Bailee lhat Qwirje williaa Cenritbea, ol
aiidwick, B.O., occapatlon eaipenter, iaiaiiiie to
apply for pennlaatoa to parchaaa Ibe fallowing
ileacrlbed laada:-CoiameaAlog ata poat planlad at
lh. » W. comer ol Timber LIbII UtM. Ibaaoa want
Mi ehalna; theme aouth M ehalna; th-nca aaat flo
thence  aouth 10 chaina; tbenca aaat 10 chaina:
thence nortli 80 chaina to point of cotnueacanant.
and cantaluing 810 acrea mure or leaa.
uauHui. wuxiak CutwiTum
Reituald Carwltbua. agent.
Dated January 13th, mil
8ay» ,ni Laud Diatiiot.
Dmtrio' nf S.ywnrd
Tako nutiov thai Oeoriie Robert B.lea
nf Curt,n,y, BO , . ccunattiiurealeaiate
•gent, intond tn ap, l> f r pcriiiiauioii tn
purchaae Ihr MI'iwuiKde cih.d hi di:—
Cinuii •> oiti, at.a p at plantod at be S.
K. onrnor, t Tn, bar Limit 40776; thence
north 80 claim; thuuoo «aa> 40ohai,a;
thonoo -, uth 60 thai •; ihente  real  20
nhailla; ilivucxanHlh   KO   chain.:   ihence
»eat 20 okaiua, tn p im  uf  oouiuience-
went, oniitaiiiiiir SOO aurt-a un»e or loaa.
<;annul; Riiwit tl.tm
Reginald Craritliau, ageU'.
D.ted im U h, 1812,
Sayward Ln d Dittriot
Uiatriot nf 8 .yward
Take notio   that L nuiaa Sophia Bai a,
of Samlaick, B.0, nccupa ion,   marritd
■ounit, in elide to apply f,.r parniiaainn
tupurehaae ih> follnaiiigdeioribed lalidai
Comment nit at a poat planted at lho N.
K.   onruer TiniWr Limit 40775. thonco
imnli80 chain.; Ihanau oaal 20 chaina
thonoo aiiutli 80chain.; thonoo   weat 20
uhaina lu ii.in nf  coiiiinoi conient   aud
0 lttnil.it ft ItJO'.croa mi,to nr li-aa.
I oci8A Sophia Batu
Ko^tiiald Oarwitheii, agoi '.
Datod 11nuaiy 13th, 1812.
Sayward Laud Diatrict.
lliat ri t. of tiny wu d.
Tako iintioo ihat R ginald Carwithen,
ofSaudaick, B 0, ncoupation, farmer,
int. tula tu apply fur permiaainn tn pur-
cbaao tho fullnwiuo deei.nbtd landa:—
0 muioiioing at a pnat planted at tho N.
E. onrtier if Timber Limit 10775. thenee
nurth 80 chaina; thenco weat 8,1 chaina;
thenoe 1110111 80 chaina; thonce out 80
uhaina to point uf commtucaaioiit,   and
coutaini i 640«orea ro nr leaa.
Reginald Cauwitubn
Datod /auuaiy 13th, 1U12
Hayward L»nd District
Dial riot nf May ward
T.ko nntion that Chiiitan Oarwi Inu,
nf Handwick, B.C., ucoup tt.m carpenter.
intonda to apply fur permiaainn tn pur.
haaa tho following deaotibed   landa:—
Cnminot ciugat a pnat plantod at tho   S
W.  o,,rner of P.R  2800, thonoonurti
20 chains; thonco wo t 80 , ham-; thunoi
a,,ut   20 chains; thenco eai-t 80 ohaina I,
puiut uf cuiiinieiiceinout aud cuntauiit,
160 net*, muro ur leaa.
CmtlOTIAH  CAKWITHtM
Reginald Carwithen, agent
Dalad Junuarj ISth, 1912.
I J.
Praetieal
ainter
Decorator, Paperhanger
and
Kaliomininf.
All Work Promptly
...Attended to!..
Residence, Penrith Avenue
Cumberland,
DA THOMAS
UP-TO-DATE  PIANO TUHJtR
RoprONIitiui. The Gen. A. Fletcher Ou„
Nanaimo, B.C.
Ordora left at T RBato'. Stun promptly
atioudad to.
Palace
Livery
S!
SAYWARD LAND DISTRICT
Dlitrtoof »*jfwaid
Tftk« lotica that Henrr Ludar Carwithen. of
Sandwli-k, H (?., oerupation farmer. Intends to apply for pamiin-fyn to purchsw Lhrf fOllowlnff dM*
cri«d landn:—Omiin)«iu-lnf at a pout planted at
theN.W. oorner of limber Limit iu& thtice north
80 chains; thence eut 00 chalm; thenc wuth HO
chalm; tbenm we«t 00 chaina to point of commence
meat* and contain ng 480 acret mora or lem.
HlNKY LUIIU CAKWITHBfl
IWginald   arwltUn, afent.
Dated Jannary llth, Wit
8ATWARD LAND MIHTRICT
DUtrict of •U>waH
Take notice that Alfred Jon* CanwiTHaN of
Sandwick, H.C, ocoTpatlon farmer, lnu-ndx to apply for pennMeti to pitrchaae the following Am-
criltod laudH:—t 'uiumcnclng At a pONt plantwl at
the N.K comer of I'iuilw Litnit40T7«, IhencMiionh
40 chain*j tfteuc* weut 40chain»; thence north 40
ciDtlm; thence wwt SOchaiim; thence nouth 00 chain»
tbence *MM 20 rhaiiiH; thonce south 20 chnins;
tlience east 40cl.ail» to point of t'onnufiiivment,
tnd cuiitttin tug tm am* more or Imm.
ALfHGi) Jon> Cahwitiikn
Bfgiuald I ai withen, agent.
Dated January Uth, 1011
SAYWARD LAND DISTRICT
Diatrict of a%yw»ad.
Take nutlw that Mabel Hardy, of «'«u- tenay, B.
., ocTMiwuiuii niarrletl woman, Intenda to a|ipl>
for ocrmifwiofi to pun-haite tbe following daecrfbt-d
laiidii;- Coimii"iniii|t at a post planted at Ihe N. K
t-oaner of Timber  Limit SOttll, thenre itoutb **«i
chalnai thw** eant 40 chaina; thenoe aarth no chalnn
thence went 40 chains to puin' of vommencenunt,
and wnlaining 320 acres more nr laem
MaIiil IUhrt
ReglBAld Carwithea, ageot.
Dated Jannary Hth, 1011
tuTWARD UND DI»TH1CT
District of Kay wanl
Take notice that Herbert Howarth Bate*, of Lytham, Kng,, occupation Kemleamn, Intends tn apply
for permission to purt'hmu) the following describe 1
landa;—Commencing at a post plonted on tho nortli
iiiinlc ofTront Lake), nd at the « w corner of Timber Limit .17470, thence north 90 chaina; thenee west
ttO chaintt; thence south to the Innk of said Trout
Uke 20 3hainn; thecce along bank of said Tout
uke east 80 chains, to point of commencement,
and containing 100 acrea more or leas.
Herbkkt Howarth Hatri
Dated Jan. llth, 1011   Reginald Utrwithen agent
HAYWARD LAND DISTRICT
nlHtrict ef Hayward
Take notiee that Loiisa Marion Woodcock, of
London, Rug., oocupalion single woman. Intends to
apply fnr peaoiisslou to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at ft poet planted on
i, iiuiiL bulk uf Trout Lake, and l£
ii lee nest frum the S W cuiner of Tiui-
i r Limit 37470, theuce nurih 80aheine;
lieitcu *tB« 80ahtit e; thuuoe south 80
t .ttim; lienuo urnti 80 cliains to point uf
..imt'iiCttim'iit, end ooitUiiiing 610 acre"
nureurleu    Lou iha Marion Wuoi»cook
K win*'Id Carwithen, agent
IWwl Jrti.unry Uth, 1914.
HAYWARD LARD  DISTRICT
Dis'ricMif Sow.rd.
Take notice that Hirgi-er B'uhm Ot
withen ef Saidwi-k, B.   O.,  ueoupatiu
■it gie womnn *u ouo. u* --pply fur pi"
tuiiHti ii   tu   pnrcli te th,- folliminif  dr-
•orib'd la ds;-    O itiiuenriuu *i a pi*
pUn'fd nt the  moat  foufhtrly  end  < I
Or nherry lake, thotut B 80ch ,i..a; thenci
S BOcha'nx; rhe c W 4'J *i\i*tue>\ th*   o
»l't  ii'bud.jn  I.     30   S   hi
fti*:-ict, i   Mx'it r) miith anl *,-   .
r ottnc, tu a p> in' dueai utli "f tho \* i
f e mtuei emmut. iheiCH due u-rth   >
thepojt'tof cuauiieiici ment aid cu tin
i"L 6 0 aert ■ in<>rtt • r \*n
Maboarit Bl hh Carwithen
D* .d Jan. 14, 1912. Reginald O.r-ith. i
A em.
•ATWARD LARII DI8THIOT   Omtnct O   8»)
Hid —Take notice that Blith   WiIk(.i
• 'I'  L   h in:   Eg,   •<io>!|itt'> n    mar'
»' m      i   i-i '   »   H|i, lv   nt   |. r   iw
■   i.u   li i I .]> wm   ile-urili d Un
Oi'tiinn neit,g   Ht   a ptar   plained ;ibou
e h It  iniu   E   frum suuth bnik   ol
Tt' ii'  Itke tnd   atv'tit   one   milu   suutl
ui ih«  niuat iiittlit:rly end   uf Tietii
I ke, thenue n'U'h 80uhaiiii   thi nun   E
40 chaina, thei.ee N 80 uhains, thence W
40   chaina   to   point uf ocmmencemeii1
ud c nti'iiiii g 320 terra mure or  le-*
EDITH WILSON
D ini Jt.it.    11.   1012    Reginald   On'
witluii., Auvnt.
-A\W.tKD UNI. D1HIKIUT,  DU'Hd     f S»J-
wani.—T ke  nut ire   that Edith    L-ct-
B*len • f L>thaiii, Eng., iccupatiuii  air
w, intenda tu apply  fnr   penniaaiun tu
•urehtiae tin fMllowingde cribeil lend*-—
0 mmetioil g at a   puat   planttd   on  th
a uth ba k of Trout lakeag<l abuut   ia
milea trom the m-at imrthurlyend of auto
arte, thence E 80 chaina,   thence   N  4
-hail a. thot.ee ai'ti'h di ng bank uf am
tk   8u chaina to pnint uf cunuieiuenii-
and cun tain ing 80 acreB umre or leaa,
Edith Lacey Batkh
D ted Jan, 11,1912 Reginald Carwithen
Ag nt.
HAYW RD UNIHilHTHICT,  D.auict uf Say
*»rd —Take notice that Harrier Jane
Bainbridge of Lnudun, England, occupa
tion eingle woman, inteiida to apply fut
purmiaatoii to putehase the fnlUiwiug de-
scribed landa Commencing at a pout
planted on the N bai k uf Trout lakb and
about oue mile fr -in thn tnoat southerly
end of aaid lake ttmiice al ng the bank ol
aaid lake eumhuily 80 chai a, teenoe N A
80 chaiiie, thei c E 40 chaina to point nf
c>mmeiicemeni and contaiiii x 100 ac u
un-re or leaa.
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The Rings of Beatitude
One Case of American Intervention
Sun Carlos and Granada Uo side byitaro judicially, "But 1 fear for your
side. Tliey ure nations. Tbolr poople > success, Our country ls "t war :il"' tbe
-.ire twins, their products aro the same, people have little money. To fight for
their territory was cut from ouo pat- honor ia expensive Also our extern. The capitals Iio it hundred miles enenuor is doptcted. . . . Wo need
apart.   Sun Carlos'a hug is a tricolor; j funds, .  .  . But it might b
red, green  and yellow.    Granada's  is
yellow, greet) und rod,
From thoso similarities a community
of intoroat might bo Bupposod- -if you
lie paused, Davouport put his thumb
under tho bo flagged buttonhole.
"At Acapulco, ho volunteered, "wo
paid ;i t:i\ of two and a half per oent.
hud  nover heard  of Central  America, 1 of tho net receipts.
Vet tlio.se powers—minor, but insistent      In   turn   he   paused.    VA   prosldeilte
rm the term—woro at war. looked blnnhly out of a window.   Af-
Bome day a Napoleon of the tropics tor a momont lie inquired casually;
will arise, leave one capital, tako the     "Which was.'"
'Fifteen dollars gold."
Mataro,  ca.m  as  a  word  politician
who  Knows  ihe  forco  of  his  toll  do-
uiiunl, examined u  wrinkle in his tri-
othor, nud instead of two BDiall stamps
On tho map thore will bo one the size
of a special delivery sticker,
VA Prosldeuto .lunn Francisco Lerida
of Sua Carlos, commander iu chief of (color scarf,
the army and navy, Imagined himself "Granada," ho began impressively,
thai mau of destiny. Carlos LuIb do la <<ia ;i gronl nntion. It would ho bo-
Santa Marin Mataro, the equivalent In Loath tno dignity of any nation ex
Urnnada, wus In proeoBB of rqaohlng the oo|> 1 Sun CarloB to accept a tax, iu such
a caso, at less than—a trilling hesitation gave I >u ven port one anxious instant    " of   less   tliun   twenty flvo   dol
sumo faith in himself. Hut Lerida had
boon in power olghtoon mouths to Ma-
taro'a twelve; ho had ripouod first.
Hence, he had upheld a luxuriant tra
dltlon liy marching to tho gates of hi*
rival's capital, .limena.
Tho artillery—one gun—of the rod,
groen and yellow was trained on the
men, trenches, and metropolis of the
yellow, green and red, und the boslogod
town was under martial law when the
trump ship El Almiranto Kspanol nosed
lu/ily nround the heads to stop in the
Hay uf Jiuienn.
No such ship over beforo droppod anchor off tho custom house. Three men
and a girl in pink tights hung in the
rigging. Throe vaudeville tramps stood
arm in arm in tho open side hnt eh.
Half a dozen clowns danced about a
ringmaster on the main dock, und in the
bow, perched atop a white horse, u
ballet dancer steadied horself with a
hand upon the rolled foresail. In the
stern   :i   five ploco   baud   blared   aboui-
The Amorlcan  met him.
"I enn gunruntoe twenty dollars,"
lie ropliod. ' 'Tho ship goes out tomorrow; today is our only cliniu'e to
show.    Twenty.     Is  it yos, or no?"
KI presldento recognized an ultimatum.
"It is possible. Bul before lifting
martial law tho tax must bo paid."
Hu von port carelessly dropped a
hand into his pocket. A jlnglo wns
simultaneous with acquiescence.
Within an hour tho lown wa* plastered with u proclamation restoring
civil order for the day. Uy each placard was a poster of the circus—old
1'paper'' abandoned by the shows of
the   Slates,   with   advertising   in    had
The generalissimo on his right aud
tho aleal.le on his loft, Davenport, from
inably.   And on the bridge, Bilk-hatted  ],i>   headquarters   iu   the  bur  of   tli
and   frock-coated   despite  latitude  nnd Splendid     international     Hotel     (free
translation;  despatched couriers i'i  I
stood   Petor  .1.   Davenport,   man
and press ageut of the Royal Pan
Rl   Almiranto   Esps
warped   In
ckly
nlr
brfrth uf. the one pier tediously nnd witli
had grace. Davenport lighted a cigar
aw that the ininnture stars and stripes
unaffo
his i
ottlomenta lu th
■d by the war, gave
a, dazzled a crowd of
was last
utto
cholos at the door,  and  listen ul svm-
pntlietically  to  Mataro.
''Ah,   siMior,''   complained   the   gou-
ole, and started  0,.fli(   ('thoso   dastardly   dogs  of  Sni
for tbo gang-plank. At the rail he wa
met bv o brace of barefooted gendarmes and a soldier—the hitter re-
cognizod as of the army by epaulettes
and a rifle.   The three blocked the wuy.
"Godd-moruing," said Davenport in
Spanish.
A group formed about him, with the
clowns for a nucleus. The steward, nt
his side, vouehsufed u guess—correct—
as to tho situation1.
"Thev told me above this war was
likely tO pop." replied Davenport.
•'Hut it'll take inoro'n this to stop tho
circus; watch me."
About to advance, lie called to thc
ringmaster, "Sit tight," and then
opened negotiations. The gendarmes
and the soldier spoke at onco. From
tho fraction he gatherod, Lho American
confirmed the steward's hazard.
"To el prosldente," ho ordered, tapping his bout outline Hay. "Mny
pronto."
A fine air of dominance carried the
day; he led the three up the pier ra
pidly, checking u current of browned
humanity hurrying—for Central America—toward lhe ship of tho strango
crew.
President Mataro, in sash ami uniform, he found at the presidential palace, distinguished from tho customhouse only through familiarity. Da
venport awaited  no audience.
"J must thank your excellency," lie capital would bo safe while tiie foe is
openod without parley. "It was more your guest. A truce could be arranged,
than 1 expected. You Southrons know Come, horo is a thing worth while—the
truo hospitality. The beauty of your code of circuses in wnr—nf which you
city is reward enough for coming, but will he known ns the author. Von
to bo welcomed with a guard of honor; would be known in history—the his-
to be brought Immediately to an audi- tory uot only of America, Imt of the
en co—ah, that is more than my due, world—us the only Commander who hnd
sdnor!" ever   shown   generosity   to   invite   the
"But the—" | enemy   to   u   speetucle.     Vou  would   bo
"Don't suy it, your excellency; the unique. Nothing like it has ever hop-
occasion roolly doesn't warrant it. It period. 1 will see that the press of the
wa.s charming of you. Will you liuve a United States boars of this; the wholo
cigar? Ami here—I must repay you country will talk of it up thero. What
to the host of my humble resources— do you think of that? It will be carried
here is a box to our circus. Vou huvo to Europe and in all the capitals they
never seen a circus?" will toll of the consideration nud hero
"It; ia '' Ism   of   Gonoral    Mat aro   in    .limena,
"Ours is renlly—1 spuak between Splendid) Von could do nothing better
friends—tho most wonderful over or- for the fame of yourself and your ex
ganized. Think of a circus on tbe|quialtc country. Crown your groat car-
west Coast I    And such a circus!" cor with this.    Send an aide wilh  me,
"It must—" and I will go to the Sun Carlos camp.
•■Vou merit  it, true.    Vou have been]  come an   Fame asking you to have a
neglected.   But now you are to have a drink.    Leave it to me."
spectacle that  has been scon     -" Kven Napoleon b limbed to tin* the
He rushed on witb his putter stoadlly,. atrical at times; wbo would scoff at the
insistent uh a steam triphammer, splin chance of having his nnmo hoinlded
toring Spanish   occasionally   in   his  for-   over  the  two  continents.     Malmo   lis
Carlos—what do you think they did.
We were preparing for the war and
would have man-hod on their capital,
but it rained. It ruined and we could
uot mnrch. And while we wero waiting for the sun to como out, that most
despicable of nil crawling things"
(another tree translation) "came from
Tavira with his followers. One can not
call them an army—poof I Terrible,
was it not? Hut we ure ready! Our
trenches are prepared and they will enter ■liinenu only when every ono of
my bravo fellows is dead. San Curios
cun never conquer Granada, by all the
saints! We are a proud nation, senor;
wo'die but we do not surrender."
" How mnny ure they V '
"We are besieged liy livo hundred,
thoy claim but three liundrod, true, but
my scouts report  more."
Davenport cogitated. Three hundred: wore that many spectators to be
sneezed at .'    No by a  long shot.
Vour excellency is viiliunt," lie began
tentatively. '' But you can be magnanimous. Think of those poor follows
■—for thoy uro human nfter all—lying
oui there waiting for a chance to pot
you. Would it, not be the part of superiority to invite them for tho day
into your eity, that they might shure
in tho delights of witnessing tho Royal
Pnn-Amorienn Circus? I, as intermediary, eould mnke suro for you that your
toned  with  increasing willing!
" A   trine,'     Cood   idea.     Ves."
lie   looked   ;,t    the   skv.
"It looks as it" il might rain tomorrow," lie said, gratuitously. " II 'm!
I believe ll would be lhe part uf
Btrength to d,, as yon suggest, Do ymi
not.'" he nskod the alcalde.
The alcalde did.
"Hal    if    the    enemy    should    not
_,   Sp;
vor.    He lugged   in   New   ^ ork,  Par
Berlin and Madrid in proof of Die Hoy
i'   Pau-Amoricnn's  sin >s.     lie  drew
for testimonials on the Kaiser, Kdward
VII., Ecliegaray, and Nlotzsche. lie
■ i'i-a- a jii-■tnr.' of the biggosl show ever
-een b\ -I press agent in a pipe dream,
Al 'the fourth attempt Nlntnro ac
eopting the situation, oxplaiued lhe existence of martial law. Davouport
scarcely  hesitated,
" Bul what of that .' Mere i- the "Then, your excellency, yon will
chance to show thai Granada can ap have the sntisfuction nnd tho roputa-
precinte the hlgbor tilings of life, Have tion of having been superior tu your
you   ovor   had   such   nn   opportunity!    opponents,    All great generals ure that
Are  you   likely  to  have   it   again.'     Act! way."
while you have time. Proclaim a ludi j Curios Luis de In Santa Maria Ma-
day and your people will bless yon. ( tnro looked at his scurf, finished his
Vour excellency, it is a duty. The | drink, at the peons, uud summoned a
Royal     Pan American    i 'in-us   can   not  colonel.
eome every year. And whero else are The aide received his instructions
vou to see' nil the splendid feat ur os we and credentials at the moment the eir
have? Where else. Indeed, is the like cus parade was forming bv the cus-
in the world.' The war can wait; one tom-liOUSO, a stone's throw from whore
can always light. Here is an opening the tent was already going up.
to earn 'again the gratitude of your Da lho back of the olophant—tho
fnithful populace." one   olophant—Davouport    posted   the
Devonport missed a move by trying envoy, taking a place nt his side under
t.i rokindle his eigar ami the gonoral the -waving canopy. With the band's
issimo took liis opening to interpose: roar and lo the cracking of the clown's
"There !< much truth in what you Bay, I slapsticks and bluddots, tho procession
senor." I began   the  turn   uround   tho town,    .li
"Truth.' Why. man, it's gospel 1 monn stated. Mataro, with his guard
Who ean deny it f Do you want to com of honor aliout him. stood before the
pel  ns to go on  south  to Tavira, and   presidential   palace   and   reviewed   llie
proclaim io your enemy's capital Cran
adtt's inability to take advantage of
this chance? No; I answer for you,
gonoral, knowing your spirit and pro-
gressivoness.''
"It  might   Ijo  arranged,"  suid   Mn
line while the populace yelled "Viva!
Three times the parade traversed the
main street. Then Davenport wav inn
his silk hat at el presidonte, gave the
order thut started them toward thc
enemy's euinp.
Threo miles beyond .limena'a edge,
strung along the bunk of uu arroyo,
luy General Lerida's forces. AU morning the soldiers had listened to occasional whiffs from the bund; scouts bud
reported strange doings; ollicers uud
men knew that something unusual wus
within .limonu. What wns it? The
question had begun to agitate, in the
ranks wus moro thau u touch of droad
—the dread of the unknown. Hour by
hour it grew; by noou terror wus thriving.    Eightoon men quit their jobs.
lt wus ut this .juncture thut Lerida,
unable to stand inaction, decided thut,
mystery or not, tho time had come for
u decisive blow—the blow that would
givo him his place in the roll of conquerors,
Thoro was a council of war, an inspection, uud the forming of skirmish
lines.
Lerida wns donning his scurf—who
would tight without u ribbon?—wheu u
scout arrived with word of a strunge
review in Jimoua. Details could not
bo made out ut a distance of two miles,
and the scout, anyhow, had beea in u
hurry to gol buck and report.
Tho cnuimnndor was making fust his
greon plume—whnt conqueror would
lead without n plumo, white or greenf
■—when another scout camo to pant out
a tale of fourteen devils leading a
durgoii uud a thousand strange beasts
like men.
Tlio genernl wus polishing llie handle
of his sword whon a third brought word
that three dreadnoughts und a troop
ship had arrived at the enemy's capital
to aid in repulsing the bravo army of
Sun furies.
"Summon a second council of war,"
commanded tlte  resourceful  Lerida,''
Wliile the ofllcers Increased their
fours from the roeomital of the cour
ier's tales the other hnlf of the army
addod terror to terror us the scouts repealed their reports with variations
and onlargomouts,
At the end of the council, Loridn,
more valiant thnn ever, stood before
the ranks to harangue lliein.
"Men of Sun Carlos,'' ho began.
"Vour nation's honor, history, uud
your own welfare hang in tho bul
ance,
The troopers listened wit lion t animation, .Prom ufur there came the
strains of'"Tliere'11 Be a Hot Time in
tlio (Ud Town Tonight." played with
martini   verve.
"Our traditional enemy is at our
mercy. We will avenge tho slights of
eighteen mouths and enlarge the income of Sun Carlos. If wc wiu you'll
get paid." ,
The raguiiinlliu crowd craned for a
glimpse down the road toward the beleaguered town.
"This is a timo for patriotism and
heroism.    Lads, show your mettle."
Ollieers sunn tered from their posts
to points of vantage under pretense of
silencing, steadying, straightening the
lines. " A Hot Time'' gave way to
"Yankee Doodle"; the noise moment
arily became louder. ,
"The hour hus coino. Wo will not
be deterred. Follow my plume to .Ti-
menn und victory nnd glory!"
Lerida wheeled and drew his sword.
" Forward I'' he cried, so thut nil
heard, from flunk to Hunk. '
Behind him tliere wus u mighty scuffle and tho clink of arms.
At his third stride, Lorida hesitated. Slowly around a turn in the road
there came a boarded woman. At her
side walked an impossibly thin devil
in red tights und a Panama hut. Four
men in pantaloons, with white and red
mottled faces, cavorted wearily and
cracked bladders and slapsticks. He-
hind them in u barouche, escorted by
the vaudeville trumps, rode throe men
nnd a girl in pink lights, waving merrily. On the seat with the driver was
the fat woman. The bund, in purple
and green, followed, aud next the gem
of the circus, lumbered the elephant.
On his forehead squatted a red-haired
mahout clad as a Hindu and clinging
to the sent were Petor .1. Davenport
and Mataro's colonel. Tn the kilter's
hund wus u ling of truce—a handkerchief tied to a stick. Its simple note
was quite lost in tho gaudinoss of tlio
procession.
Lerida stood still, Hut, behind him
thc Rcnlflo and Hie clink of anus rose,
though nlmost drowned in yells. But
all, scuffle, clink, and shouts, diminished. When Lerida looked there wns
none to follow liis green plume of San
Carlos.    It  was a  rout.
Vet the eircus still advanced. The
snake-charmer coiled a pet around her
neck for coolness as she sat beside the
ossified man, the armless wonder, aud
the Circassian beauty; thoy had ,li
menu's second burom-he to themselves.
A uiangv tiger dreamed iu his wheeled
cage and the girl dressed like a ballet
dancer clung limply to her white liorse
On the march continued, while Lorida
hold his ground in dumb wonder, lib
the olophant   cuute abreast   him.
Davouport leaned over lho rail of the
rocking seat, the glad hand extended.
"Hello, general,'' he cried. "Ilow
ure you?    This is the Koyal  Pan Ameri-
can Circus, A wonder, ain't it? Allow
ine to present Colonel Cosalda, the aide
of Gonoral Mataro. Golonol Cosalda,
Oeneral Lerida; Gonoral Lerida. Colonel Cosalda. We want to talk business. ''
The red-haired man lowered the ele
phant and its ciew alighted. As ho
bowed, Cosalda waved the handker
chiof ceremoniously,    Lorlad struggled
to   savo   his   face,
"My force- have deployed." lie ex
plained.
"Wo saw them deploy," retorted the
envoy. "They forgot to stack those
guns on  Ihe ground  there."
"General Mataro invites you to -li
menu foi the circus, under n truco,''
Davenport put in, '' With your
troops.''
"My troops nre engaged in manoeuvres," Lorida answered Badly.
"Sailed under sealed orders' as it
woro?" suggested the American.
Lorida was grateful: "Ves; I do
not expect them to return todny. Their
task  is preparatory."
"Hut. general, you can't afl'ord to
miss lhis eircus; nobody can: Call the
war oil' for the time being. The other
side's willing.   It's an eye-opener,"
The three hundred extra spectators
were gone, but Davenport saw possibilities for Tavira. To enter thnt town
with Hte war hero of the republic riding at his side—thoro was a start fnr
a two-day stand with the S. R, o. sign
dug out of thc hold of KI Abuirante
Kspanol. He led Lerida aside-mid-
tho case squaroly,
"You are without men; mako an armistice and return to your capitnl with
us, osoortod by our bund. I'll start a
courier utter your men, if you think
they cun be cnught, telling them to go
bome. Though thoy must be pretty far
ou the way already. . . . How nbout
it."
"Would  it  be  honorable?"
"Honorable? Why, mnu, I'll propose your name for the Nobel peace
prize! Mataro has the fear of God in
him, Tell him you'll spare the town
and turn buck yonr reinforcements.
There's your chance to turn defeat into
victory. Aud to think of the effect of
your return to Tavira with a bund,
riding on an elephant! The city would
go wild.   Aro you on?"
Lerida looked at the wiuting"ci7cTis
Hue, at the scattered rifles, und tho
empty camp,    He smiled wanly.
" Vour arguments have force,'' he
com ment od. "I will treat with the
eneniv."
Silently ho walked to tho elophuut
und clambered into the basket. Cosalda followed. Davenport put himself
between thorn. Tho elephant rose, tho
band struck up au air, the parade
turned around, and Leridu's march nn
iliuioiia entered its ti nu I stage.
As the mahout piloted his beast down
tin1 road, Davenport passed cigars to
his companions.
" Vou have no idea,'' he boguu,
'' whnt renlly tremendous thing this
circus is for the wost coast. This ug
grogation has won the praise of Puris,
Berlin, London, und Now Vork. It
hns "
And sn no, ml infinitum.
M. B. Lovlok.
STANLEY'S ESCAPE FROM OANNI-
BALS
Capt. Fritz Duquosno, the African explorer, believes Hint Henry M. Stanley
did more for the civili/al ion of Africa
Ihan nny one since his time. It was
Stanley, ho snys who brought the voice
nf Coll into the Dark Contluout nud
made progress more ihan u meagre pos
nihility. Captain Dnquosno hns written nu interesting neconnl of Borne of
the strange incidents of Stanley's career fm- a newspaper syndicate, which
we find in the Pensucobi Evening News.
Many nre familiar with the story of bis
obscure origin, bul for those who are
not   we may quote this  passage:
The tirst' home he recalled was the
poor house nt S't. Asapli, a sort of prison for Ihe incarceration of social failures, known as paupers, and abandoned
children. In lhe cold, gray, unfurnished cells of this prison-house he was
given his first smattering of education.
One day a book of travel and adventures fell iuto his hand. How different
lhe world outside the poorlionso seem
ed to bo. He wanted to see that worbl.
and one night, with n boy friend, he
made his escape from the uncharitable
Institution, This wns his first taste of
danger, and the birth id" his love of ad-
venture Hint in its maturity wns to
make him one (tf the world's greatest
explorers.
lie shipped as a cabin-boy to Moff
Orleans, whero lie obtained employment
from a merchant named Henry Morton
Stanley, who, taking moro than a fancy
lo thc young outcast, adopted him und
gave him his name.
After the merchant died Stanley on-
listed in the Confederate army, and was
taken prisoner in a fight with the
Union troops. Bator he was made nn
ensign of the United Stntes Navy, boing assigned to the ironclad Tlconaoro-
go, Heforo lhe wnr was ended he guve
up the life of u sailor nnd look to the
newspaper as a field for his activities.
He been ine war correspondent ot the
St. Louis Domocrat, We went through
the Franco-Prussian war as a warrior
of the pon. He then went with the
British expedition that was tent ont
under General Gordon, to punish King
Theodore of Abyssinia for the ussus-
sinhtloii of some British subjects. In
this expedition Stanley obtained his
first knowledge of Africa, whose fascination he wus never ablo to throw
off.
His next trip into the jungle continent wus made in his memorable senrch
for Livingstone. During this journey
tho Stars nml Stripes were curried for
the first time into the heart of Africa.
He found Livingstone and proved to
the world that the newspaper mnn.
whose efforts wero bound to fail, according to the British military official,
boeauso he was not a military man, wns
made   of   exceptionnI   "stuff.''
Stanley's success made him looked
upon us Africa's chief explorer, .ind he
mado numerous expeditions into tbo
u;.known country:
lit hacked his way through Hie tor-
• ible equatorial forests, dodged pol-iuii-
ed spears, wade I treacherous rivers
that won? the homes of thousands of
crocodiles, fought the hidden pygmies
tn the treetops, battled with (lorce Huns
and leopards and fiercer cannibals, Hint
he might give the world a true nap of
Control Al-ica. now known a- Iho Hon
go.
O if   his   bruvosl    DlUCOrs   wa-    •
yoitj>K follow named Deane, who ivaq
attacked by a band of Monongeri
tribesmen while on his way up Ih i
Kongo lliver with a force of llo,.- ..
to luke charge of tho post ut Stanley
Falls. The attack wus a big succOBS.
ami one half of Deane's party were
captured nnd eaten.    The tollowing ae
con nl of Stanley's nil pted revenge,
nud his narrow escape from death wus
told by Stnnloy himself in lhe presence
of Captain Duquesn'e, nud has vet to
be chronicled by historians nud biographers:
This buccosb on Hie pail of the savages was soon communicated, in vurious
exaggerated forms, to other villages,
nnd a general agitation was commenced
to drive out the white men. Before long
news came pouring intn head-quarters,
nl Loopoldvillo, Hint most of the river
posts were boliifl harassed by Hie suv
:iL'c> and that u general wave of cannibalism had seized Hint part nf the
population iu whicli I hud suppressed
it.
TltesO   wer t rages   which    I    could
noi permit on ihe chief hlgbwny of tho
Kongo Stnte, so I decided to punish tho
savages in such u wuy that they would
heneeforlh respect a friendly while
man. ,
Getting our little steamers togothor,
we were soon drugging the native po
lice in tenders und huge native war
eanoes, up lhe river to whero the worst
outrages had bt>on cun m it ted, and
where it was rumored that Pierre
nlriror in tho employ uf the
State, was a prisoner, and in the hands
of tho cannibals, if bo bad not already been devoured.
Reaching a place within a few miles
of whoro some cannibals were suid to
bo holding their fonst, I divided my
force iuto four purts, sending one up
tho river and one down the river two
miles euch wuy. These wero to enter
the forest and cut off overy rotroat in
those directions, should tho natives be
found. Tho third force I loft in the
river to guard Hie boats, and the fourth
I took into tho forest iu n detour so
thnt we should havo the savages hemmed tu on all sides.
Tho country was extremely dillicult
to march In, for tho rivor bunks at this
point wore not above tho water, which
ran inland fur miles, making a fetid
swamp, In mauy placos the water wus
so deep that wu woro forced to climb
from oue tree to another, wliich made
our progress so slow that night overtook us while we were still iu the
swamp tin veil ing from limb to limb
like monkeys, aud retnrded by our units
uud am mun iiion. Thero waa nothing
to do but halt till daylight.
We hung iu the trees ull llight like
so many gorillas. Linns and leopards
roared iu the distance und insects
swarmed around us in thousands. A
gorilla and his malo hold animated
conversation above our heads, and un
seen jungle monsters splashed through
the waters bolow. Wo wore all neai'or
death than lifo, wheu the sudden sun
of the tropical morning struggled to
force its rays through the dismal
growth that had sheltered us for the
night. We ute half our emergency
ration, and continued our honrt break
ing journey. One nftor nnother of my
faithful black soldiers slipped from the
slimy I roes nnd In tided in the foul-
smell ing wuter bolow. I thought lhe
journey  would   never  end.
It was agaiu getting toward evening
when the sudden ringing thud of a native drum echoed over the verdure
blanketed swamp. Tho sou mi camo
nearer as wo advanced, 1 know, there
foro, that it must be a war parly, and
lhat dry laud  was not  far awny.
With renewed energy wo dim lied
from limb to limb and made good pro
gross, Tho foliage before us changed,
indicating dry ground. The drums still
boat   Iheir
tives reached on
on solid earth, ;
for action. As
lions, n littlo
through Die ait-
breast of one o
who was nol a
with a bow and
brolu
terrible dwong,  dwong, nud
gain   the   voices   of  the   na
id our oars.    We soon stood
iih, nm! 1 prepared my men
1   was  giving  instruc-
pygmy   nrrow   whistled
and buried Itsolf in the
f my native followers,
soldier nml was armed
arrow.    A  cry of pain
from his lips. In a second h
took aim with bis priulltivo weapon,
his arrow hissed through Hie nir, and
the diminutive body of u dwarf warrior
tumbled through ' the leaves lo the
ground, with an arrow through his
heart. I wus afraid to shoot into the
trees, for thnt would havo alarm od the
natives whom 1 especially desired to
reach. On the other hand the pyginio.-
often act as scouts for the other natives, and 1 was tolerably cortain llmt
the Hees were full of them. Thero wus
nothing left to do but push on as fust
ns possible. With our nrms ready, we
advanced.
We had not murehed more than twen
ly minutes town id the ' 'dwonging''
drums when we came to some open
land, ou which at least live liundrod
drunken, howling savages wori. dancing.
ami grinning, their sharpened teeth
showing iu horrible ghastliness, A
dozen skulls, from wliich the flesh had
been recently torn, us the hosts of (lies
that hui'g nround thom showed, wore
stuck on spear heads nnd sticks around
the place. Some of the dancing na
tives hold parts of human skeletons iu
their hands and here or there about Hie
ground on banana leaves were pieces
of human llesh.
1 wns just deciding whnt action to
tako, tnko, so that I eould bug the
whole lot with my smnll force, when n
huge brute, who was mad drunk, struck
the musician's arm with a human thigh
bono. This, of course, broke the rhythmic beat and the drummer objected
with a threatening gesture. The big
fellow laughed, danced around agaiu
ami once more struck the drum with tin-
bone. This started an altercation, and
the drum-beating stopped while the
men argued, As the sudden slopping
of the music in the middle of a waltz
would break up Ihe dunce, so the cessation of the drumbeats stopped the
orgy, und the savages became Interested   in  tho  war  of  words.
Wheu they clustered together 1 saw
thai Ihoy were iu too groat number for
my littlo forco unless I gave them n
surprise attack. As I contemplated the
best mode of aid ion, a noise came from
tho further ond" of the clearing wliich
was out of my sight behind lhe bushes.
The natives turned, and, selling up n
howling, commenced to dance, The
drum men joined nnd added to tho
hideous din. Something of groat inter
est was evidently nbout to lu1<e place.
'I'he natives crowded back and I Bn'w
led into their midst near the fire a
nuked white man, whoso neck was Ins
lined iu lhe fork of a heavy branch.
His body was covered with dried blood,
and a deep wound inu down his faco in
Mich a way lhal his right eye was split.
iCs left unit was swollen badly, show
ing that il was broken. The savages
Btood Iiim bofore tin* liio nnd rommouc-
i.   One. a chiof, pricked
wll li nn arrow ovor the
tlin.-
While
.    Uo  th.
nnencod  t<
od to insult
the nufortui
heart, hut  li
spat on lhe
dance.
How to rescue tho captlvo was uow
lhe question. I hurriedly examined
my Remington repeater nnd my Luger
pistol, and directed mv men to prepare
for action. All al once a fierce howl
broke from tho natives, ami a huge ox
OCUtlonor, with his terrible ax knife.
eiilerod   tho   opening.
"Meal! Meat!" came from the
hoarse throats of the drunken mob.
The captive wus taken from lhe prong
and told that Iiis time had como. He
faced his captors like u man.
The drink crazed horde wore ull too
iutoroBtcd lo notice anything else but
tho coming execution.
We crept nearer and I levelled my
rille to the nearest savage. My soldiers
picked out a man each, nud at my signal we soul a ball of death into the
ranks of the cannibals, uud then rush-
oil into their midst, tbe soldiers with
fixed bayonets and I pouring death out
of mv Luger nt every shol. It was n
terrific tight. I wns beside the white
captive iu a minute. Ue had fallen oa
the ground for protection. We formed
a square around him aud fought baek
tlio natives, who had encircled tm,
with bayonet ehargoa aud volloyti.
1 saw that wo were in for a terrible
time, for tho cannibals 'wero not te be
beaten off. I then decided to rotroat
toward the wator of a small rivor, at
the end of tho clearing, so that we
should bo protected on oue sido by Uie
water. Hack to back, with tho wounded man between us, wo fought our way
to the water. A fiorco and desperate
rush drove us into tho rivor and we
stood waist deep iu the water, lighting
for our lives.
Speurs rained on us, und one by one
my brave soldiers fell. The savage*
were getting the best of us, nnd 1 fear-
od that we were ull in our Inst fight.
1 handed tho wounded mun my Luger
pistol und loading my Koniingt.ua I
prepared  for tho last   stand.
"lf you ever get out of this," said
tho man, "my nnmo is Pierre Sorsto,
Brussels." He openod fire with Uio
automatic weapon. That was the hut
I saw of him, for u BUddot) blow from
Kiine dying weapon knocked mo souse
loss. I did not even remember fslling
into the water.
When I revived I was ou the 1muic.Ii
among a hundred dead enemies snd
friends.
I had floated dowu the river out of
danger. My outflanking party hnd
beeu attracted by the no isn uf buttle
and had arrived in time to save my
comrades  from  complete nun ihi bit ion.
I lost four-fifths of my men. Horste.
fearing recapture uud torture had
blown out his brains with the last shot
iu the .Luger.
With the new arrivals nt my com
mand, I inflicted u sovoro punishment
ou lhe cannibals. Ten of tho chiefs
woro hanged for their crimes, nnd the
Kongo Pree State came in onco moro
for u storm of abuse from tho enemies
for its cruelty in handling the gentle
defenceless savages.
THE   CANTANKEROUS   CAMEL
Tho usually potion! and submissive
eum'ol. liko iho proverbial worm, .vill
sometimes resent au overdose of abuse.
Too dense to think of a way iu which
ho can outwit his driver and so take
him unawares, when roused to the pitch
of fury he rushes at Ihe tyrant open
mouthed uud his formidable tooth and
powerful  jaws  do  serious  dnnittgo.
of lhis viiidictiveness Hie camel
driver is nwure, uud of the certainty
Ihul sooner or Intor the camel wilt seek
revenge. Accordingly, it is customary
for lho person who fours his malice to,
throw his clothes before the enmol,
meanwhile hiding himself until tho nni
mol's fury has boon expended in toss
ing and trampling on them, when the
injury, real or supposed, is at onco for
gotten.
Tho camol will not identify himsolf
with his driver or rider in the Sinn Host
way whatever. Ho steadily declines
all advances, llis eyo never lights up
with lovo of evon interest at the ap
proncfa of his master. Should you nt
tempt to pat or caress him ho will ob
ject in a very decided manner.
Cood treatment or bad makes no
difference to the camel. Lifo and its
hnrd conditions are taken for granted.
His view of things is far too Nerious.
llc is so absorbed nnd preoccupied that
he hns no time to waste in the gambols
indulged in by all othor young animals.
MILLIONS FOE DRAINING FARMS
Tho farmers of Town are spending nn
a vat project to drain their swamp
lands throe quarters as much monev ss
iho United States govornmont is paving
to build tho Panama Cnnal. Thev have
already used $8,000,000 in the' work,
ami lhe totnl cost of the improvements
when finished is estimated at $307,000,
NO".
It is expected that hundreds of thou
sands of acres will bo added lo tho ttl
bible urea of the .state, acres which dur
ing ages havo been accumulating rich
ness washed down upon them from high
er land as well as by decay of Iheir
own swamp vegetation, acres which
need only to be leloased from the em
bnrrassmont of too much wator to do
moustrnto their wonderful fertility, Thc
millions thut will thus be added to the
value of Iowa are boyond the reach of
accurate computation, although sou
guine advocated declare lhat the stato
will be wealthier by hnlf a billion dol
lars or more when the work is finished
The reclamation was begun in HUH,
and thus fnr nearly $8,000,000 has boon
spent on public drainage ditches in four
loon out of tiie thirty counties in which
the work is projected, lu tho remain
ing sixteen counties some $7,000,000
more will be expended. So that 3,000,
000 acres of farms will be Improved at
an avcrnge cost of $:, per acre. Tho re
soil is the throwing open to cultivation
of swamp and flood land which will be
hereafter worth from $"fi to $200 an
acre. The estimnted tolal cost of the
public drainage ditches is $60,000,000,
Those figures aro supplied by tho Stale
Conservation Hoard, who calculate that
individual owners will spend $217,01)0,
"ii" more oni of their own pockets in
draining wet lands.
By the Iowa plan, largo open drain-
■tre first built, then liled lutein) dltcllOl
lending to thom. ami I lieu the small
t lied drains under Individual fnrms -
some of tho luttor running within four
rods of ouo another, nud ns small us four
inches in diameter.
hi many eases farmers have paid from
$2fi lo $;,'. nu acre to lile and drain theli
farms into Hie public druins. Where
crops huve been good the system ha-
beeu rapidly extended, for tho farmort
are nwaro that as fast as the handicap
of surplus wafer is thrown off theii
lands are greatly increased in prodne
Hvity. Tliere are thirty "wot counties"
in Iowa, in twenty of which practical!)
tho entire area must bo drained, while
"n tho remaining lou only half the arcs
needs holp.
TREE PLANTING
Besides the extensive plans for sow
ing broadcast Hie seed of native forest
trees on the bare patches of tho monn
tains in Colorado, Wyoming, ami South
Dakota, government foresters nro taking steps to Introduce a number of forest trees which it is expectod will add
appreciably to the verdure of the monn
tains and will eventually becomo an
asset, iu the form of timber. As iu the
case of human immigrants only those
foreigners or "exotics" that will make
good citizens aro to be encouruged. The
species involved are Austrian pine, Cor-
sieun pine, Scotch pine, Xorway spruce,
and   Mnropenu lurch.
87 THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. B.C.
i)
A Traveler's Experience
"My one wish will bo," writes
lorry P. Pollard, a well 'known boot
•mi shoe traveller of Hartford, "thut
entyoue, with a bad stomach may learn
aa I did beforo it'a too late, that
Nerviline is the one remedy to euro.
Jffty, I was in mighty bad shape, my
lyritinn was all wrong, and every
ufeht I would waken up with a start
?mb Bad. tny heart thumping like a
ifcxosfcing machine Thii was caused
by gas in my stomach pressing ngainst
I my heart. Whoa I started tu use
Nvrviline I got better mighty fast. It
is certainly a grand romody for the
travelling man, keeps your stoumch in
enter, cures cramps, prevents lumbago
•r rheumatism, breaks up cheat colds
aad eere throat—in fact, thoro hasn't
heen an ache or pain inside or outside
far the past two years that I haven't
sared with Nervilino. Do you wonder
1   reoammend   itf"
AK ENGLISH 0AOLIO8TBO
Vrtmch essayists bavo sometinios said
that tho overthrow of tho French monarchy began iu tho machinations of the
wlaard, charlatan, aud ho called impostor, the Count HaglioKtro. Ho broke
tfcroagfc "the divinity that doth hedge
a kiag" in bringing to light tbo levity
sad vanity of a French queen, Marie
Antoinette, and thc diamond necklace
aatair, rs is often averred, wnt Louis
IVL to the scaffold. Tho French writ
«n and editors of the present day aro
tow speculating upon wbat they cull
'the docay of tho monarchical sonti-
meul" in England. A roceut incident
ia ttio experience of King Oeorge V. is
made to serve ub tho text for a discourse or .two upon the alleged weak-
ana of the throne in tbe British Isles.
Not only do papers of extreme Social
■itif, opinions, like tbe Humanitn, pre
4M the establishment of a republic in
Ifcqgland. but calm and thoughtful con
sorvative journals liko the I'aris Gnu-
taiw can not conceal their forebodings
ti a chango, A kiug, nowadays, it ap
pears, can not livo above public opinion
aad order his critics' heads off, but
nutfi hunt down through the law courts
my one who ventures to accuse him
ti immorality or violation of the law.
ia apparently absurd story was trump
ed up by a newspaper editor, Mylius by
same, to the ell'ect that the present
Kjug of England had secretly married a
daughter of the Knglish Admiral Boy
■onr eighteen years ago, ami thai the
arotmnt CjUeen of Kngland was not his
•nly wife. This tale was published in
Iha revolutionary Liberator (I'aris) aud
WM legislated and printed iu a Loudon
paper of the samo character. Mylius
waa tried ou the suit of the King, found
gailty, and condemned to a period of
imprisonment.
Mylius is Cugliostro como back to
life, exclaims tno great Conservative
papor of Paris, tho (biulois. Tho editor
asks:
"Why is this Myliusf I remember
kirn perfectly, aud he is indeed a very
•aeioat Igure in history. Ho first ap-
peared on tho stage about a century
md a quarter ugo. He begun his operations In France, and ut. that epoch bore
fte aamewhat celebrated title of Count
tygtuwtrn. The result of his appear*
■■cc turning Frenchmen was the disgrace of a cardinal, the dragging of a
qaoon through the mud, and tbo bo
fouling of a throne.    .   .    .
"I always look out for uambor one,"
muI  lhe selfish  man; "dou't youf"
"Well, hardly," said the peraon so
addressed, who happened to bo a widow, "You see. I mn looking out for
number two."
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FASHIONS AND
FANCIES
Streot gowns are the flrst to demand attention in the
Spring, and just what is best to buy iB not always easy to
determine, Unfortunately, in spite of tbe Weather Bureau
und tbo wise predictions of almanacs, tbere can bo no positively reliable Information that will help solve the problem
of whether n medium or light material shall bo selected, so
ofton doos wiutor cold linger, only to chango within twouty-
four hours to semi-tropical hent, whon even a light woight
cloth costume is quits impossible, and this same temperature
will continue until the summer senson is firmly established.
Again will como a season when furs will not be uncomfortable and when spring gowns of anything but heavy material
will bo equally impossible.
•   i   •
Prudent, and rightly known as economical, women contend
thnt tho purchase of a medium woight street costume Ute
In tho wintor is essential. They look askance nt the light
weight and light colored gowns that on a typical spring day
Pink Liberty Satin Gown witb Oold Embroidered Tunic
arc so fascinatingly attractive, knowing that on a bleak, cold
day the sumo guwu will be hideously ugly and unbecoming.
Au all-wool material of medium or really light weight can
be worn in quite cold weather If a thin knitted sweater or
saeque be worn underneath, but this will not be necessary
ofteu. The plainer models of skirt and coat uro tho best
to choose for tho spring street costume, as this will bo used
later for travelling and always for some practical purpose.
Silk, satin or voile are botter adapted to tho more elaborate styles, and this year there is a satin finish extremely light
weight cloth that will be included in the latter category.
Jackets are to be much shorter, and already tho roturn
of the bolero and Eton jacket has been more than indicated
in manv of tho newest models. In the everyday first spring
gown the short or rather medium straight coat is tbe best,
more in keeping with tbe Btraight plain skirt. With tho
more elaborate skirts the shorter, more fanciful coat is the
more appropriate.
Straight linos for coat and skirt are to be the rulo, and,
while the achieving of just tbe right effect is difficult nt
first, tho fashion iB not an impossible one to copy if it is
realized that the finish must bo perfect and that there must
be sufficient width across the shoulders to givo this straight
loofle appearance that is required.
A largo fiat hat covered with black satin is trimmed
with a square of hoary white laco smoothly laid over ths
crown; the four corners are attached to tbo brim below a
wreath of small rose-tinted silk flowers tbat circle tho crown.
This hat sits flat on the head, nearly to tbe eyebrows. A
wide hat, all of Vouise lace, its brim faced with white silk,
is trimmod with a tuft of airy black aigrettes set at each
side of tho crown; and tbe favorite black and white mingling I have soon in a small dish-shaped but of fine white
straw, Beginning at the cars tho edgo widons Into a long,
dull point ut thc back which curves over to bo attached to
the crown. Lined with black velvet this turned-over portion
gives It an air of extreme smartness. It is trimmod only
with a tuft of white ostrich feathers that start from the
back.
• •   *
Rich satin, blnck, ti.upo gray, or darkest blue, much trim-
mod with white luce, with a touch of color in tho trimming
of the corsage, is the favorite visiting gown of tho moment.
With one of the new round, or pointed, shoulder capes
made of heavy laco, edged with velvet, tho stroet costume is
complete. Thoro are little Ktun and bolero lace jackets,
also, that while tbey nro similar to those of othor times, seem
novel by reason of a uew manner of adjustment. Tho bnek
is held by a wide belt fancifully composed of two materials,
while the fronts are left loose to curve from the throat, or to
full in points over the belt in front,
»   t ■ •
The belt marks a deal of smartness on a gown. A description of tholr variety seems hopeless. Indeed, tho vnriety
is the result of tho fanoy of tho designer. Ribbon, silk, velvet, Isce, and metal embroideries, nnd a mingling of two or
three materials in one belt, all help in tho achievement of
this bit of ornamentation. At n recent wedding the little
alms bag carried among the guests was mado of a fragment
of nu old chasuble, aud other fragments of it formed the
side portions of the wide bolt that trimmed tho parchment
colored gown of its owner. The remainder of the belt was
of gold and silver embroidery, nnd all of it was veilod with
crenm colored mousseline do Hole. Tho richness of recent
wedding gowns is in strong contrast to tho traditional plain
white satin gown. The bride thnt day woro a gown, simple
111 form, of splendid silver brocade richly embroidered in
silver at the bom of the front breadth and in slenderer lines,
't trimmed the edges of tho round train, shaped a round belt,
and edged the simple corsage and short chemise sleeves.
# • .
Signs of attempts to introduce new sleeves are noted in
recent gowns. To n sleeve cut on the long familiar lines of
the kimono sleeve, a touch of novelty is given by a slit at
the buck; the edges are rounded and the opening filled by a
lace flounce. The sleeve of an afternoon gown, cut in one
with the bodice, turns up at the elbow in a narrow, flaring
cun* over a long extremely tight under sleeve of the material of the guimpe. lt is fastened from the wrists to elbow
with a thick set line of small buttons.
Tho sleevo of a new evening gowu is simply of a small
half square of white laco, the point hanging at the back
of the arm, silver frings (rims it. Un another, thc deep lace
bertha widens a littlo over the top of tho arm, supplying tho
only sleevo. This gown is altogether unique in its pretty
mingling of laco and white crepe de'ehino. The plain skirt
that drags slenderly in tho back, is slightly gathered and attached by a largo, silk-covered cord to the plain, round-waist-
ed laco corsage, laid smoothly over a lining of whito mousso-
line de soie. Tbe Ince bertha narrows to the belt line, shaping rovers, over them turn narrower revers, of turquoise
blue satin embroidered with white bends, framing a tiny
chemisette of beaded laco.
A new Bilk, spft lightly ribbed, in white and in charming
shades of color, promises to lend Itself delightfully to sum
mer gowns in combination witb lace and ribbon ruches.
THE LIGHT OF THE SKY
YNTEMA has irfade a series of investigations of the
brightness of the shy, which may be summarized as
follows: On some nights, when there Is no visible
moon or aurora, and tho sua is more than 18 degrees below
the horizon, the sky, whether clear or cloudy, is distinctly
luminous, us a whole or in parts. The brightness of the
sky, whieh usually increases toward the horizon, is some
timos equal to thut of the diffused light of tho half moon.
Printed letters and tbe figures of a watch cnu be read with
ease, and comparatively small objects at considerable dis
tauces can bo seen—telegraph polos more than 300 feet away,
for example.    If tbe shy ou these nights Is clour, It appears
'   " " "    "' . Iy be
, thoro" are clear i
wben the sky appears almost black,
whito or pale blue, so thut the Milky Wuy can scarcely
distinguished.    On the other hand, thero are clear nights
The brightness of the sky cannot be caused by the stars
alone, for in this case it would be the same everv night
and would not increase toward the horizon, but would rather
bo diminished there by atmospheric absorption. The variation in the light of the sky suggests a terrestrial eause.
Only a vory small fraction of the luminosity can be explained by dispersion of light in the atmosphere, as is proved
both by theory and by experiment. Yntema assumes that
the earth is always surrounded by an aurora, which illuminates tho entire sky to u greater or less degree. It is well
known that the characteristic green line of tbo aurora often
appears in tho spectrum of tho sky light, even when no
aurora is visible to tho naked eye.
THE KINO AND LONG SERMONS
THE recognized time for a preacher to occupy the pulpit
when preaching before the late King Edward was ten
minutes. King George, however, hns never quite approved of tbese very short sermons, and it has beon intimated to the chaplains in ordinary attached to tbe Royal
household, from whom the preacher for the morning service
at Buckingham Palace is usually selected, that their sermons
mny bo lengthier than thoy were customarily in the last
reign.
An intimation of this sort amounts practically to a command, but it is doubtful if it will be vory welcome to some
of the chaplains who were in the lato King's household, who
have, during tho past years, rarely preached a sermon of
more than ten minutes' duration.
Wheu the King is at Buckingham Palace on Sunday, tho
preacher for the morning service is selected by his Majesty;
the selection is usually made on Friday, and the chaplain
who has boen choson is notified of the fact by the Sub-Dean.
THE MOTHER BEAR'S MISTAKE
A WASHINGTON man rulates how, on one occasion  in
the West, when he wns on his way baek to camp after
a day's shooting, he suddenly camo in sight of a big
she-bear with two cubs following her in  single file.    They
were  proceeding along a  ridge,  the  forms of all  of  them
sharply defined against tho evening sky.
Nattier Blue Silk Voile Gowu
It wus ti long range for a shot, bur the sportsman drew
a bead oa the old she-bear aud fired. The result was amusing, The procession stopped; the she-bear scratched herself
hastily, then turned round, and, regarding the cub immedi-
atelv behind with severe disapproval, boxed its oars soundly.
Mother Bear then went on her way, hor baek nucommonly
rigid and un relenting, and it was dearly apparent to the
sportsman that she was under lhe Impression that her frolicsome offspring had been up to some mischief that must not
be repeated.
THE TERRIBLE TAX LEVIED BY
SICKNESS
Sickness reduced to terms of dollars
und cents gives totals which quite take
one's breath away. S'ecrctury J. N.
McCormack, of the Kentucky Btate
Board of Health, in the courso of a recent address, estimated that eight diseases levy un annual tax upon tbo Bluo
Grass Stato of noarly doublo its entire
revenue,
"The estimate of our reporters of
an avorago of $94 for the medical care,
drugs, nursing and Iobb of time for each
case of sickness, is certainly n very
conservative ono," ho said, "places tho
totul yearly tax upon the people of Kuo-
tueky for eight diseases at $12,911,308.
But the actual loss is far beyond this.
Professor Fishor, of Yale, tho world's
greatest authority upon tho subject,
tells us tbat the value of a human life
gradually rises from $90 in tbe flrst
year to $4,200 wben in full vigor, remains nearly stationary for a long
time, and then gradually declines until
lt becomes negative, lie places the
average value of lives sacrificed by preventable disease in this country at #1,-
700.
"Making this the basis of tho calculation aud applying it to the 13,337
deaths from eight diseases last year,
gives the sum of $22,672,900. Adding
this to tho $12,191,398 which it costs
in vnrious ways to care for those sick
of them, gives n total loss for tho year
of $94,864,298.
"Enormous as these figures may seem
at first Bight, it Ib believed that they
underestimate the money-saving which
is entirely possible every year if all tho
people of Kentucky eould and would observe tho laws of health as now known
to tho scientific world in their daily
lives. This cost of sickness is just as
much a tax upon tho people as If paid
into the county, municipal and state
treasuries, but no benefit* are returned
from it as is the ease more or less with
other taxes. It will be noted that preventable sickness is discussed here purely as a business matter, no consideration being given to the inconvenience,
suffering and sorrow it brings into tho
homes of the people."
Eight years of smallpox epidemics in
Kentucky, covering a period from 1898
to 1900, cost the State n million dollars,
"to say nothing of the distress, suffering and loss of life."
In Germany, Dr. McCormack pointed
out, vaccination has long been compulsory, nud Btnallpox has disappeared. Iu
the last reported year, thore was but
one case in Germany's 63,000,000 population. "The average cost of a successful vaccination is 40 cents, tho average expense of caring for a case of
smallpox for tbe public is $40, and yot
in the face of this experience, over 40
per cent, of our people remain nnvac-
cinnted."
EYES CUREb
WITHOUT THE KNIFE
Grateful Patient* Tell of Almost Miraculous Cures of Cataracts, Granulated Lids,
Wild Hairs, Ulcers, Weak, Watery Eyes aad
all Eye Dlnoaaee—many have thrown away
their glasses after using this magic remedy
one week. Bend your name nud addiea
with full description of your trouble to tkt
H. T. Schlegel Co, 0200 Home Bank Building, Peoria, 111., or All ont tbe coupon below,
and you wlll receive by return mall, e repaid,
a trial bottle of this magic remedy tbat bus
restored many almost blind to sight.
FKEB.   Thia   coupoa  Is  good  tor  mm
trial bottle of Schlogel's Wagio tre
livmedy aent to yoo prepaid. Htmplv ill
In yuur name and address on dotted lists
hi-ltiw and mail to the II. T. Schlegel Co..
£200   Home Bank Building, Peoria, IU.
BURMESE WOMEN THE  MATRIMONIAL LEADERS
There is an oriental race, as yet little
heard of, which hns developed ideas
about tbe relations between the two
sexes, which would Bet the most advanced people of today thinking. The
ideas which prevail in Burma about
women upset a great many notions
which man has formed about woman
from the earliest times, declares s
writer in the Westminster Review.
A Burmese womnn, for example,
makes love to a man first. It sounds
strange, not to say unnatural, to most
European ears, and yet this frankness
on the part of women toward "mere"
men is greatly desirable among women
of other countries. A Burmese marriage h civil, and not religions. They
cannot understand whnt religion has to
lo with marriage. They look upon it
as n puro and simple partnership, which
if not happy might be dissolved at any
time.
With such ideas, it is natural that
they should hate the "ceremony" of
marriage. After marriage thore is no
outward symbol like a wedding-ring on
a Burmese woman's body. She docs
not even adopt her husband's family
name, but retains her own. As religion is concomed with the soul onlv,
the two sexes nre on equal terms in
life.
They do not possess two laws, one
for men only, and tho othor for women,
as In Kurope. As Burma was absolutely free from any kind  of feudalism,
Hero's* Home Dye
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A Pill that Proves its value.—Those
of weak stomach, will find strength
iu Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, because
they serve to maintain tho healthful
action of the stomach and tbe liver,
irregularities in which are tuont distressing. Dyspeptics are well nc
qnaintod with tbem and value them at
their proper worth. They bave afforded relief when othor preparations have
failed, and have effected cures in ailments of long standing where other
medicines  wero  found  unavailing.
women were never looked upon as ths
"weaker sex," and therefore the criminal law is the same for mon and women there. The Burmese women have
always beeu free from sacerdotal and
secular dogmas alike. They do what
they like, according to their own sweet
will. They like to work, even if they
are not obliged to do so.
The husband has no right over tke
property which his wife might have
possessed beforo marriage, nor over tiie
property which she might acquire after
marriage. The Burmese woman can ap
pear in law courts to represent her husband. In contracts with a third person
she and her husband sign their names
together. They can borrow money oo
joist security. Both husband uad wife
can sign deeds and lend money.
Finally, if there is no longer any
love between a married couple in Burma, tbey get the divoree even mors
quickly than they do in the United
Stntes. A great many ideals of the
modern Western woman have been put
into practice for centuries in Burma.
where many a woman divorces ker husband against his wilL
Mnke a point never to wear a aew
pair of gloves till the buttons are re-
sewn. This avoids dropping them at
moments when one's reputation for
neatness  mny   suffer.
A Core for Rheumatics.—A painful
and persistent form of rheumatism is
caused by impurities in the blood, tbe
rosult of defective action of tbe liver
and kidneys. The blood becomes tainted by the introduction of nric acid,
which causes much pain In the tissues
nnd in the joints. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills ure known to have effected
many remarkable euros, and their use
is strongly recommended. A trial of
them will convince anyone of their
value.
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i wttwrt dletufblag Hie rest of the system, and ara therefore du
i far tftt Bunla| mother, as they de not afteol the oktid.
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BRUCE'S BIG FOUR FIELD ROOT SPECIALTIES
BRUCE'S GIANT WHITE FEEDING BEET—Tbe most valuable Flold Boot
on the market, combines tbo rich qualities of the Sugar Beet wltb the lon? keeping.
Urge alzo and heavy cropping qualities of tbe mauRoL >A lb. 13c, V'a lb. 19c,
1 lb. 30c,  4 lbs. $1.10, postpaid.
ERUOE'B MAMMOTH INTEBSCBDIATE SMOOTH WHITE CAEBOT—
The best of all field Carrots.    >/< lb. 23c, Vt lb- S9o, 1 lb. 60c, postpaid.
BRUCE'S GIANT YELLOW INTERMEDIATE MANGEL—A very cloee second
to our Giant Wblte Feeding Beet, and equally easy to barveet. Vt lb. Iflc, '/, lb.
10c, 1 lb. 80c,   _ Ibl.  11.10, postpaid.
BRUCE'S NEW CHNTUBY SWEDE TUBNIP—The baat shipping variety, as
nail aa tho host for cooking: handsome skape, uniform growth, purple top. >/< lb.
18c, Va lb- 2-lc, 1 lb. 40c, I lbl. $1.40, vostpsld.
Fpee , Onr bandaomoly Itlustmted 104-pitg« catalogue of
n CC       Vegatabln, Pann and flower Stmt, Plants, Bulbs,
Poultry Supp-tios, Garden Implement*, etc., (or 1011.    Hend for it.
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of Cushion Tops, in all dainty designs and patterns. Prices range
from 40c. to 12.00.
We are showing Centre Pieces,
Tray Cloths, Table Covers, Pi!low
Cases and Towels, stamped in
dainty patterns on best quality of
Linen.
Siii;iij)nl Blouses and Corset
Covers in fine Nainsook; assorted
designs, 45c. to 75c.
Come in and look through these
  and you will he sure to see
so.... thing you want.
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TORIA    DAY    CELEBRATION
IANAIM0
MAY 24lh and 25ih
BIG DAYS
$2,000  N PRIZES
Ri ■■''.■I, Football, Baseball, etc.
1   welve-mile road races for Silver Trophy.
i       >ri Elx'esfrom ill Points.
;VKKYBODY COME!
r.t! musi be handed in to the Secretary not lab r
'1   i Monday, May 20th.
.,,,, kalian. ROBERT NAYLOR, Secretary.
PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS ACT.
COMOX ELECTORAL DISTRICT.
TAKE NOTICE tlmt T lmvo received objeotiuns in writing to tha reton-
ti ni i of the Following names on the Register of Voters for the COMOX
ELECTORAL DISTRIOT on the grounds stated below
/Ind Take Notice tlmt. at n Court of Riivison ut bn held on the 20th day of
May, 1912, at the Court, //musi., Cutnlierlnnd, at tenoclock in tli.'forenoon
I shall lieur and determine the said olijeotiims, and uuless such named
persons or some other Provinciul voter on their behalf satisfies me that
such objections are not well founded, I shall striko such names oil' the said
Register,
John  Baiiid, Registrar of Voters
Dated this llth day of April, 1012.
Tlm following persons nr.' reported ftlwnt frmn the Distric:
NO
NAME
11 Aitchison, Tbiinins
Ili Alexandei^John
87Undrews, William .lames
46 Armstrong, Wllliert Frank
BuLl-hley, Harold Ornisby
112 lirri'li.   Jnlmlliilii
114 JSelair, Joseph
177 linn Ify, Jumes Santuol
220 Uuckley, Philip
918 Chapmen, Alexander
UOU'Cmvie.  David
309Cowlin, Charles
87f Crnftur, Uilhert /lifted
882 Creech, Richard K.
•120 Davis, Leonard
186 Dny, James S
446 Denton, John
402 Dobson, Stephen F.
12 Klbs, Charles John
6:tOFaulds, Alexander
al] Primer, Julm
jl'.l Fulton, Arthur C,
002Gatz. Adolph
609Qibson, George Roy
680(Jlennon, William Kdward
041 Gordon, Hnrry
670 Grieve, Henry Isaac
.7^0 Hamilton, Angus
789 Hiirwnod, Julio
758 Hawkins, Charles Henry
772 Hayes, Joseph
797 Hillier, William Tl'onws
815Hidson, Riubard Henry
8'M Hood, John
^77 Hutchinson, Ti-ilm
069 Kesley, Julm
1(177 MiicKiuliiue, Adelbert
lOiili Little, Frimcis Deiin
1(1711 \lackifi, John
1177 Mills, Boberfc
1286 .McBride, Robert Albert
PLACE
1240
VIcChw, George
1201!
.MeDohald, Daniel
i,.".n
.McGuire, Jntnes
18f>S
McLean, Arthur S.
l;!!l-l
McNiven, John
1170
Palmer, John Themas Edward
1B24
Pidcook; WilliimiE.
ir.,7.
Pollock, John 11.
1507
Popham Home C. V.
1605
Reid, Samuel
1649
lingers, Jobn
I6C-0
Homo, 01(1
1748
Slater, William
178
Smith, Ueorge O,
1801
Sollaii, Micheal
186
Sutton, illLert
1866
Sutton. Frederick Jnmes
1888
Teed, Harlan
1990
Webster, Roliert Dunn
20.«
Williams, Gwilyn P.
Now tinglitnri Hotel, Cumberland
Lot Wt Minto, Cmiiox
Sect ion IH, Comox
Heriot Bny
('lunlifrliiinl
t'oindx
Ut 12, Vnhlez TsUnd
Lot 179, Comox
Union Bay
Comox
Mm! Bny, Comox
SaiulwicK
Stiulwi. k
Lot 106, Cnttiox
Lot .Ul, Sec. Gl, Courtenay
Lot 12, Nelson Distriot
Ciiiiiburlaml
Loi 87, Comox
illlen /Ivetiue, Cumberland
Union Hotel, Union
Lot IfiS, Comox
Sandwick
Cumberland
Cumbi'ilmid
Heriot Bny
Denman Uluml
Lot 162, Comox
Comox
Section f», Nelson District
Comox
Cumberland
Cape Luzo
Union //otel, Union
//eiiot Bay
Cmiiberltmd
Main Street, Union
Comox
Union
Cortaz Island
Courtenay
Comox
Grant it Co. Farm, Comox
Union Bay
Mai'3'port avenue, Cumberland
Cuniberltnd
Cumberland
Cumberland
Quatbisaka Cove
Courtenay
Lot 208, Comox
//ornby Island
Union //otel, Union
Head Island
Surge Nn r row a
£ot 202, Comox
//orn I >y island
//ornby Island
//ornby Island
Sandwick
Cumberland
//ornby Inland	
The following persona are reported deceased:
no.
17
7+
118
is 10
1900
NAME
.lllen, Wilfred 0.
Baker, Charles N.
Bellamnre, Issudore
Pntcb, Tbonnis Chambers
Wallace, .liuties	
NOTICE is hereby given that the
next meeting of the B<i»rd of License
Commissioners of the Cily of Cumber-
land, I iniend tn npply fern renewal nf
the hotel license held by me fnr the New
England Hotel, situated nn the east hai
of lot 3, in blook 3, Cumberland   Town
jamks Walters,   p. R. F. BISCOE
Dated this llth dsy of May, 1912,
PLACE
El of SWJ Sec. 34, Cortes Island
Lund
.Sec. '20, Salmon ltiver
Kik Day
Slllishiirtle Dnv
5 and 10 ACRE BLOCKS
of gnud lend, (notly alder, leu-, thnn
one-half mile from new mine, No. N.
$100 nn nere; um* third cin.li, G ami
ll1 months.    Apply
NOTICE i» lieieby g ven that .. the
noxl meeting nf tin hoard uf License
Commissioners for the City of Cumber*
und I intend to appl) fnr a tenewal of
t e In tel license held by me fur the Wav
erl hotel, situate oil Dunsmuir Avenue.
Cumberland, FRANK DALLOH,
ll led thiB U'h dsy of Jilay, 1012
TO KENT. -Nice quiet rooms. Ap
ply lo .Mrs. C. A. Walker, Cumberland. i»0-3
Agent, olliee next Royal Batik,
COURTENAY, B.C
LAWRENCE & WRIGHT
AM
(Late Mennie &lPotter)
dorse-Shoeing and
General Blacksmith
Wheel-wright, Repair Shop and
Rubber Tire Setting.
THIRD ST.   Cumberland
Cement Blocks, Concrete
Chimney Blocks a Specialty. Samples can been
at McKean & Biscoe store,
Courtenay.
For Fstimates  and  particulars
write
J. Lawrence,
COMOX, B.C.
FOH SALE—8J miles from Cumlierlaiid, 58 acres of good land; 18 acres
slashed; school on the upper comer;
good road to place; and would be easily
subdivided, iipply N. HARVEY
Miuto District, for terms.
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DEPARTMENTAL
STORES   J
Late J. N. McLeod
i
Jjt'HIS Store will be extended and several new
*& departments added, and will shortly re
open with a large and complete stoc* of everything
appertain!, to a general business, and will be mn
on the lines of
HIGH-GRADE GOODS
AT POPULAR PRICES
£S
Ms,
WAVERLV HOTEL
FRANK DALLOS, Prop.
Good Meals Comfortable Rooms
Fragrant Cigars    Choice Liquors
Courteous Treatment.
Dunsmuir Ave.
Cumberland
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve <7,000,o00
THE ROYAL BANK
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Drafts Issued tn any currency, payable all over the world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, and Inter
hlg-hest current rates allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   —   _     OPEN DAI'"
UNION WHARF, B.C., Sub Kranch-OPEN THURSDAV*
D. M. Morrison,  Manager
COURTENAY, B. C. BRANCH OPEN DAILY
Wm. H.Hoff,   Manager.
Synopsis ol Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining rights of the Dominion
in Manituba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
'he Yuki.n Toniiory. thc N.rthweit Terri
tories ami iu a prrtinn nf ihe Province of
Brit inh 0< -lu in bin, may be leaned for a term
nf twetity-niie years ai au annua! rental nf
Slan acre. Nut uinre than 2,500acrcfi
4111 be leased tn cne applicant.
Application for a leaae must be made by
the applicant in perKi<n to the Agent or sub
\g nt nf the district in which the rights
.polled fnr are aituuted.
In surveyed territory rhe land must be
.jeacribed bv leotiotis, nr legal aubdi* limns
if sectiniia, and ill Uliauivnyed erritury
the tract applied fer shall he staked nut by
lhe apptioallt hlineelf.
Kai ii application must be acei'tnpanied
hy a fro • f $6 which will be relunded if the
khtsi-p|>lleil furare uut <»v -liable, but uut
ii herwise A r> y «lty shall be paid on tin
iierohatitahleouiput nf the mine at thc
nc • f tive ct-ulH per tun.
Tiie person operating the mine tthal
'uriiish tbe Agint with sworn returns ac
ounling fnr the full quantity nf meroli
■ niibiecoalmined aud p>y the royalii
liertun. If the enui miliiag lights an
mt being nperaied such returns shall bt
un i»bcd al lesstonOuayear.
The lea-e will iuciude ttie onal minin
iuhti only, but. the I snee may hu perilih
nd hi liuicliate abatnver availab'e sur
lace rights may be considered necessary
Fur the wi rkillguf the ininuai the rate uf
.•Jltl ■' iinace.
For full iiifnriiiatinn sppllostion should
he made tn the Secretary nftlic Depart-
iieut.nf ihe Inteiinr, Ottawa,  or tn  any
Vjcut urSub Ae-in ff Dominion Lauds,
W   W. COIIY,
Deputy Minitternt the Interior.
N H- Unauthorised publication of this
dvertUemeut will not on i aid for.
lo, Kelowna, Ladysmith,- Nanaimo,
Nelson, New Westminster, Peachland,
Prince Rupert, Penticton, Revelstoke,
liossland, Salmon Arm, Sumnjerland,
Vancouver Vernon, and Victoria,
Candidates must be British subjects
between the ages of 21 and 80, if for
Third-class Clerks; and lietween 16 aud
21, if for Junior Clerks or Stenographers.
Applications will not lie accepted if
received later than the 15th June
next,
Further information, together with
apliuiil ion forms, mny be obtained from
the uudersigiiod.
Section 7 of the "Civil Service
Act" provides that temporary
ilerks and stenographers, who
imve not been regularly appointed
bv Order in Counoil must pass this
examination.
P. WALKER.
Rayintrar, C'ioil Heroice,
Victoria. B.C., 1st May, 1912,
" CIVIL SEHVICE ACT."
Tho qualifying examinations for
riiiid-class Clerks Junior Clerka, and
Stenographers will le held at the
following places, commencing on Tues
lay, the 2nd July n xt:—Armstrong!
Chilliwack, Cumberland, Dutiotn,
Gulden, Grand Forks, Kamlooi]-, Kus-
MAIL CONTEACTJ
SEALED TENDEIIS addressed to
tht; Postmaster Ucucrnl. will be received at Ottawa until noun on Friday,
the 31st day of May, for the conveyance nf His Majesty's Mails, on a proposed contract for four yours, at the
frequency descsilied in the notices issued, lietween CUMBERLAND
POST OFFICE and liWY. STAT-
ION of tho CANADIAN COLLER-
1KS CO. LTD., from the 1st July
next.
Printed notices coniuiiningJ|further
information as to conditions of proposed Contract inuy be seen und blank
forms obtained at, the Post Oflicellof
CUMBERLAND und at thc offlce_of
the undersigned.
Poll Office Inspector'* Offitst
Victoria, Jt. C, IHth April, 1911.
E. U. Flktciisr,
P. O. Inspector.

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