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Array Dress Goods, Flan-
ets,  Blankets,
Underwear, Blouses Reduced
at
CAMPBELL  BROS.
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>.
HE ISLANDER
Clearance, Sale of   2^
... Winter Goods
at
CAMPBELL    BROS.
No.37
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, KEBRUA11Y 11, 1911
™*fc
MEETING OF
THE COUNCIL
School Trustees Present Estimates for
Year
The Couiu-il met at th' Oouncil
Chuinhera on Mon ia) nielli, wl li AM
eruiitu Stewart in ilio ch if, Ahh-i-
num I'ai-iiliain, Hanks, nod Mnxwell
also Ix-lllK present.
Tlio miiuiltw ol LVrn ISpi-chil mtn'i'
ings wero read and atlopttnl,
A communication wiw rend from I t-
Ambulance I'laaa roqiitwttiig «'" '""'
of th.> 0 uucil Chambers on Wo Ine-
day nights The reqn st wuh grout-
ed.
A   communication   was  lead from
the Anti-Tulii.rciiln.is Bfaiicty request-
ing a grain  if 11101117.    The cotiimniii
alioll was laid u|ion the talile (or two
weeks.
The trusit'OB estimate* for the colli-
ing year woro presented as   follows;—
Teaolicri 17200.00
Jannor  810.00
Fuel  17">.00
Repair* to Buildings... 800.00
Incidentals  250.00
Fire Escape  200.00
Insurance (3 yrs. pro-     ,
ndu.11)  120.00
Medical Inspector  12i).U0
Library    2r>,oo
$8905.00
The estimates   were   laid   on   the
table.
The Salaries of City employees for
January were ordered paid.
On motion it was resolved to sd
vanced the School Trustees $700 for
teachers si la ies fir January.
Aldennau Stowarl and the City-
Clerk were authorised to sign cheques
for the oity until such time ai a new
Mayor be sworn  ill.
An application from the Develop
moot League for the use of thu Council Chamber every second Monday
evening was g anted
Constable Gray submitted hia report for January as  follows;—
Scavangiug |108.25
Night Watchman    68.50
Sample Room       5 00
P.diee Court      3.00
1179.70
The following bills were referred to
the Finance Committee;—
P. Tarinelli $15.00
Eleolrie Light Co  +2.ti»
A   ll. P»iioey ttO.Oft
JT.Piltn r    10.00
The Islander   31.80
$159.45
The Council then adjourned
Courtenay.
Mr. Win. Herdmsn, who has heen en.
gated with Mel* ee & Murriiun, for the
put ten mouths leaves un Sunday's boat
for Vict oris wliere ho has occupied a posl
tion at manager in a shoe Mora in that
oity.   We with him tuooeii.
A laige number of passenger, left on
the steamer Otter nil Tuesday, amongst
the number were Mr. aud Mrs, Wm
Duncan Mr. and Mrt. Joe McPhee, Mr.
Richard Carter.
Real estate it booming around Cour
tenay. Some very fancy prion being
paid for dote in property.
 •	
At a tpecial meeting nf the F O E. on
last Wednesday evening, the following
effioen were elected for the ensuing
year: Put Worthy Pret., P Stoddart
Worthy Pret., Jas. Smith i Woi thy Vic.
Pret., Jno. Liddle; Chaplain, .1.Spencer;
Secretary, Jas. Peacock; Treasurer Jno.
Biggt: C01 ductor, A. Thomson; Inside
Guard, A. Bradley; Outside Guard, Isasc
Dyket. After the meeting the mem-
ben proceeded to the Cumberland Hall
where a tocial testion wat held.
Visiting cards at the Islander of
MEETING OF
THE LEAGUE
Development   League
Met Last Monday
Night
At thr conclusion of tho ttttlnn of thr
Council last M nd.v, a meeting of ths
U velopmeni L ague was held.
To.- Nruiii.iiy wan iotiruoted to Hoti
fy mriuhiu. liiai election ol officer,
would taku plnou st the next meeting.
Ilie t|iicstion of amalgamation with the
Oltixens' l.e.gue »as again taken up and
llvergiint opinions ei,irewed as to the
advisability of so doiui{, it being felt by
.<'ine lhat its ihu Citizens' League was a
polities) org iictiou the ouly fnu ol
union possible would be for thu Chitons'
League to disband and ita members join
the Development League.
On motion it was decided to lay the
whole question over till the n. It meet
imi when I here would probably be a lar
ger number present to discuw it.
A number of enquiriet for Und were
received and hauded over to tho committee to take action.
Mr Jno. Banneriuan left on a bus-
inesi trip to Vancouver 011 Saturday
In a recent inue of Tin Iilahdib *•
nriired a report of the raiding of 1.
"hhiiil p.g" down Otmp. In thit repot'
it wnt stated that a young man n-
chased by lour Italians with knives. W.
have beeu asked to ttate by several It-
taliaut that this report it absolutely noi
true, and from what we oan learn then
it absolutely no truth in thit pari of the
.tory.
DEUTH OF
Passed to Long   Rest
on Saturday
Last
Oue of Cumberland'! mott popular chasm pawed may at the local hotpital
on Saturday latt, whan John McKtn-
noil of the Arm of McKinnoll A Mi Kin-
uell, died tfter a lingering illnett at the
age of fifty yean.
The deceased was a native nf S.ndiito
ham, Ayrshire, Scotland, and before altering business here was for mai.y year.
■ resident nf Nanaimo, where tho fune:
al lock place un Tuesday aft- in.Min, the
llovi rend it. .1 lt bertson conducting
thu services.
Tho lain Mr. UcKinnell is survived by
a wife, 1 wo sous aud a married daughter
nhilu two biolhere Itvtu 1; in Nanaimo
ami Ladysmith, respectively, survive
hm,
Tin. Hliut'eholdurs of the Pilsener
Brewing Co, are considering a propo.--
1 tion toallow that company to become
alisnrbed iii tie Dr tbish Columbia
Ill-owing Combine. The tuaiter will
probably lie untiled to-day, hul in all
events the brewery here will continue
to run full blast.
Union Bay.
MR. STODDART
FOR MAYOR
Petitioned to Bun and
Will Do
So
In response to a petition requesting
him to be a Mayoralty candidate at tht
oleoiion on Tuesday neit, Mr. P. Stud-
lart hat consented to do so, and announces that he it out on the tame platform
at that upon which Mr. Bate waa eleotcd
last month.
The name of Mr. Bate ttatidt at the
head uf Mr. Stqddart't requitition papar
tnd he leelt confident that at the ttan-
darJ bearer of thit party he will pile up
the tame majority at elected Mr. Bate
recently,
Interviewed by our reporter Mr. S od
dart noted that everybody knowt where
he tlaudt, and anyone who dues not
•Ul have au opportunity of becoming
posted on Monday night when he wlll
uold a public meeting aud invite bil np.
lament tn be preteut and declare nn
which tida of the hedge he wit hot t.
ake hit ttand.
At aunnunoed latt week ex-Alderman
M. Lend will alto be in tbe running, hav
iug resigned hit teat on the Council tu
enk higher hunort.
Mr. McLeod wu the tecond uf the Al-
teiuieu elected at the latt election, polling 179 votet and hit friendi believe that
tie eau do at well thit time, while Mr.
Stoddart expect! to poll practically Mr.
Bate't vote over again.
Someone must necessarily be ditap
pointed, aud who it will be will be battel
known on election night.
The locals are loud in tlieir praise pi
he splendid maimer in which their
a>ys were treated by the Union- \js_
jasketballers this week, and wish to
ave tlieir appreciation made known
through these columns. Union Hay
sportsmen are always 18 karats fine,
no matter what the game they play,
To-day i- Nomination Duy.
Tueaday ia St Valentines' Day.
Don't forget the dance iu the evening
^tven by the Pythian Sitters.
3 Thompson of this city aud Vincent
if Vancouver will aign up for a fight
to be pulled offeither here or at Courtenay ou tha 18th of next month.
(Last, week's notes.)
Str. M. S. D .11 is iu for cargo.
Str. C.« 00 bunkered and cleared thia
week.
Mn. T. L. Ray it vititing her ton Mr
F. Ray at Comox.
Quite a number of resident, have had
• touch of "grippe" lately.
Min Jennie MacLenna., of Calumet,
Michigan, ia paying a vitit to Mr. J.A.
Fraser of the firm of Fraser & Bish p.
At a meeting of the club last. 1 ight s
committee was selected to line up the
teams in city league 10 there will be war
and rum ra of war mini.
On Feb., Hth the Union Bay atheletio
and social club intend to hold thoir ope. ■
ing affair, a good working committee haa
heen selected and a swell  affair it expected.
Jaekton Arthurs had hit thumb nearly
taken off laat Sunday while working un
the wharf dumping coal. He got hit
hand caugh: iu a wire cable un one uf
the chutet; he wat ruthed to the hutpit
I at Cumberland at once.
Miss Emily V. Hobbs, of Victoria,
hat b en the guett of her aunt, Miw
Faulkner, - f the Nelson Hotel for the
..sst. t wo weeks. Sho leaves for Victoria
hy Ihe S H Cry of Nanaimo, Saturday,
Feb., 4th.
Mr. Herbert Olover met with a very
painful accident laat week being tnu -k
on the eye by a branch uf a tree which
:ut the eye ball quite loverly causing bim
M leave off work for a few days he is im-
poving very Well now aud is still in the
ring.
Through tone unfnnean eiroumilancet
the team from Cumberland failed to put
in an appearance, latt Friday night ro
ihe Batket Ball scheduled for that night
did not come mf. But tho dance given
hy the olub wat a decided luocett, alth
rather late in tuning but unoe ttarted
waa kept up until a late hour.
The burning quettion of the day it
thla : ona man atked another "if he
were good at matheraatict'/ " On being
awured that he knew more than th
mau that invited figures he asked htm to
ligure out the folio «ing: "If it takes
17U0 yards uf cheese cluth to make a ba
by elephant a theath gown, huw far
would an eight penny nail have to be
dropped to break a pane of quarter inch
plat glad t" Several hundred quires 01
fuolsoap havo been used su far and uo
answer.
Some one in a joking mood placed a
quantity of pepper nn the stoie in tie
lilting room at Wilson Hotel, Tuesday.
which ocrtsiiily oauicd some fun; ov ry-
body around was luetiing auu ouuglimg
SparklingMugioal Com
edy Here Next
Week
On Saturday next the best of the
iValker-Lycouiii attractions which an
appearing here under the auspices ot
the Ladies oi tha Maccabees will b
presented when the three-act musical
comedy Managing Mildred will In
played.
Not only ii the play one of the mo-1
popular successes of the English itng-
laat year but the cast of players ii fui
aliovrt the average seen in these parts.
Misi Jaunita Rush will play in the
'itlerola and the important roles thai
iave been assigned to her in New York
md Chicago ure enough to stamp her
as an actress of the lirst water.
Supporting her ia M' Chas Wesley
Picquet who, no doubt, il well known
iy name to those who have followed
the doings of stage favorite* in the
uiagntinti,
Dou't fail to take in thit treat uud
reserve   your seats early.
••ach apparently trying to out-sneeis th
other; one man going for lunch walk il
unexpectingly iuto the fumes, a li.uk .1
horror spread over hit feature! he tuetx
ed, he coughed, and made a dive fo
the dining room door he hunt into tin
tmuiu as though a goal hid hutted hio
suddenly iu the rear aud he caused
man who waa eating at the time to b ■
his fui-d so quickly thet he nearly linked. Hia soup got tangled up with »
laugh, and the snort he let off sound eel
nut unlike a 16 inch gun am
the poor parrot had to take all th
smudge but he toon raised his voice 111
lirnlett and he wanted to know who rli
blaukety blank bltuk dia that. He prom
ised several hundred different kiuds ol
torture for the offender iu laugutge that
could not be put iu print, aud all this
because of a few HiudjoB, who muve .
out of the room rather quickly.
Latest Notes
The hou-e >ccupied by Jno Duuaiii
son was cumplutly destroyed by lire
laat Thursday, The fire had gained
such headway before being noticed
tbat nothing could lm saved all llis
household ell'ecta were lost.
On Tuesday a Basket Ball team
from Cumberland played with the
Union Bay team resulting in a win
(or the home team by the close icon-
of 8 to 9 The game was clean ami
fairly last the Cumlierlaud team hav
ing considerable the best nf the argu
ment during the flrst half The Union
Bay team meanwhile playing very
ragged hall the first J closed Cumberland leading 7-2. On play beingresum-
ed the game brightened considerable
tha Bay team taking the offensive and
some very good passing lining done
Both tiaius however wuie checking
rather fiercely and the referee's wh slli-
being much in evidence and at this
stage the score Mug 8 7 in Cumlier-
liMids' favor, The supporters of the
Green and Hnd were doing some great
rooting for the heme team, by soni>
quick passing on the part of the Union
Bay for wards a ihot from ccn< 0
gave them the lead antl Climb rlitiui
fought bravely but could not keep
going with the Bay.
The teams lined up us followed with
thc scores ouch made.
Cumb. U. Bay
C. Grant 4 ceti'ie B. Olnrk 5
Warren 2 R Forward Hill 2
McNeil 0 L " Work 2
Chambers 0 R Guard Allen 0
Ilaymuii 2 L       " Humphrey 0
Totul  	
8 9
For Cumliurlaud Hitynmii an 1 Warren pluywl ihe liest game. U Bay
won by Humphrey and Allen's great
defence work. After the gut in- a
dance was hold, about 80 from Cumberland attended, refreshments being
served at Inidnight, A. Thomson refereed to the satisfaction of both t'jain.
'' £Q  1 C^*\ 8ubs«ription price 11.60 per ytar
i.0 ^:">i) ft	
THE Nltti
New   Bank   Building
Will Bo Keady
Saturday
Next Satuday will be pay-day, and on
that day the payment of tha miners will
lake place at the Canadian Bank of
Commerce, intteid of at the Royal Bauk
of O.nada.
Although nothing but the foundation
0' th* niw bank it now in place the • •
ton of th* niw bank, whith it une ul
he portable variety, il now mi thi ground
and thi citiient wi 1 have the pleature ol
tiling thou** ttruciuie literally "grot
luaday"
J Haggart was time keeper for the
game and everyone voted it a record
■veiling for the U.B. A. and S. Club.
S. 8 Knight of St Qeorgu ami
Blue Funnel) Liner, Ning Chow bunkered this week.
Quite a number of young people attended a party at Muscamps last
Friday night and a good time ii 1 epoi -
tod,
J Humphrey of the Wilson house
loft lust week for Pittsburg Kans .
■ ing called to the bed side of his wi e
who is very sick with pneumonia; slu
naa been visiting her pan-ins since
Sopt laat, a later report is that Mrs
iluinphrey is doing vory wull.
The|U.B.A. and Cluh will hold .1
•vo at party entertainment ltd dauc-
tuesiluy Feby. Uth Humphreys' Hall
3ollieryEmployeesDte
cuss   Many
Matters
A mau meeting of thi imployiei *|
.he Canadian Oolliiriii Oo., wu kali Ut
the Cumberland Hall, latt 8uuday.
The meeting wu called to order if
Vlr. Janiet Smith, while Ml. Biggt m.
* I at Secretary.
The Seontary read th* ntnatoa of Um
latt mtitiug wbiih itattd that tka aaa-
gi-meut would give 1100 to th* rolativw
f any employe*, thuuld tach laployaa
ueet with a fatal accident in thtir wiau
■rovidiug the impluyiu would woik aa
he day of the funeral Thil, howevtr,
»ould not compel anyone to woik If tkey
wuhed to attend the fnnertl,
A committee wu appointed te interview the management and endeavor to
cure IS60 inttead of th* .100 offend.
I'he minute, wen adopted.
The Committee give their report ttat.
ug that Mr 8tewart refuted to offer
toy ni ra than the tlOO mentioned and
«reiolutiun wat carritd tbat th* offer b*
rejected aud attendance at funerala ba
»rried nn u utual.
The quettion of the Medical Board
wat then brought up, and it wu trgutd
>y tome preteut that by-lawi oould ba
diaiiged by a joint muting; ona of th*
Vltdieel Board wu present howevtr,
induced a copy and ibowtd that task
.ction wu inipoiiible.
It wu reiolved that ■ muting h*
■eld iti two weekt' time foi tha puipea*
f emending by-lawi and that Mediaal
doard pay fur hall and printing,
Deoman Island.
Mr Tom Chalmers is wearing a
1 -ry pleasant smile lhcs>i days; for on
I'nursday of last week the atork visit
■mi the Chalmers home, and left a
y ung son.    Congratulations.
Considerable it being done here at
present in the way of local improve
ments. Mr Jno Wood has hii donkey engine at work pulling stumps,
and clearing off his little ranch uf lour
icret, on which he erecicd a house a-
ixiut a yeara ago It il to 1st hoped
that others will follow the example nt
llr Wood in thit respect, aud that lie-
tore long green fields may lake tin
placo ot black stumps, nnd logs, whicl
at present lenders unsightly a locality
that would otherwise be beautiful.
Mr. Sandy Swan ha. also sonu
improvements in view. It is hir
intention to slash about thirty acre.-
of bash laud, that Ilea between ins
house and tha north west road. The
work was commenced Iut week, and
is progrettiiig favorably. Most of
tha merchantable timber was removed from this property last suasou, by
■UcFarlan dt Wood. '
Jno McMillan who was takon ill
with typhoid fever aboul three weeks
ago, and removed tu the Cumlierlaiid
Hospital, is reported to lie improving.
(Laat week's notes.)
Tha Deiiman Id. stone quarry resumed operat oni today, after haying been
doled down for three weeks on sc
count of the recent cold weather. The
■ tiiiipaiiy is making preparations for
handling a large out put this coming
season.
At present the largo air drill is being used on top of the face to remove
a hoavy seam of conglomerate. 0
iug Uj the peculiar formation of this
substance, cutting it with Ihe channel
ier it so slow a proce-s us to make tlu
use of this machine, inadvisable;
though in the saudiione, which is
much softer, the cliaunellcr ^ives ex
cedent satisfaction.
The new residence of ,»lr. 8.J. Duni-
aresq   is rapidly   Hearing completion
and  will,  it il expected be ready for
occupation in about two  weeks,    Uet
in line for thu "house wanning."
Mrs Dr, P.acuck nl Portland, Ore
gou, daughter of Mn I.U. Pieroy uf
IS MEETING
MENTAL MADE
GREAT HIT
Is Supported by a Very
Capable Company
Fur once tha alluring pioluna M tka
ill boardi tpoke the truth aad th* Bar*
•irmtnoB put at tha Combtrlaad Bali
mi Wednetday and Thurtdty by th*
trut Mental, Ptychic and Mlatia, Mt
in unqualified tuooua.
There wu variety enough to Mil
avery one, and it apparently did nit
jveryone,—Hyp titra, Mind Blading,
luggeling, Slight of Hand, Vtntriloquiiai
•tc. etc.
To-night the company will nuke their
latt appearance and none who hav* fail*
d to tee either of the flrst two perfur-
ntnci ihould fill to witnm thit ant.
There will alto be a mat inu to witnau
fur thil afternoon, while on Monday tka
company it billed fur Union Bty.
this place was a passenger on th* Cifr
of Nanaimo on Friday Iut. Mil.
IVtcock's arrival was *, complete •«•
iirise to lu-r friends, u none of thrat
had lieen made aware of her intend**!
visit. Sin- intends to spend a month
at her old home here.
Miss Alma Graham who hM b**«
staying in Vancouver for th* past
s.vnii months, relnmed on Friday.
Miss Oraham will remain at horn*
vith her mother Mrs, Ju. Oraham, at
tho Denman Id. Qrocery itor*.
Mrs. Siinins oan receive more puplla
for piano lesions daily (except Tuu
day) at any time by arrangement,
Camp Cumberlaad
The values offered by the Big
Store In their Great daman
Sale are the beat ever offered *m
the people of this violnlty.
FUR SALE-A five-roonwd kou* lit.
uated on corner of Maryport Avne*
and Fourth Street. Hut and oold wator
in * mnection. For particular* apply t*
F. Horwood, at residence. \~m
THK rSLANDBK. CliMUKULAND, B.C
The Rage of the Wild Boar
By \V. \i. Gilbert
UIKKK ia a eertaiu individual, or Mill 1 eould have wrung liis nock witli
*"" ' *" 'pleasure, I lliink now Unit tin- possibility ot a sudden meeting and consequently Infuriated boar bad something to do
witli liis frequenl and unappreciated
observations j but I hud no time in lis-
ton in Iiim, and pressed on, vainly looking tor blood o the pig. the chowkidar
reluctuntly foil. «jng.
Wo liad gone on like this for qulto
three-quarters of n mile, examining every yard of tlm ground, when suddenly
I noticed a faint splash nt' blond on a
withered loaf, Tin- ground was very
wot, mnl tbe blood had run, which was
probably the renson wny wo could not
timl it btffore, Hope,, which up to now
wub almosl extinct, wvlvod with a ven
gounce, -'in1' wc bogan to look about
anxious!}    for   i ur   spoil.     Wo   found
more bl I further on, bul it was by no
(neons plentiful. Tho ground hen* was
more or loss ploughed up, nml thoro
was >) i' in iilnu^i every direction; wc
had evidently disturbed a " sounder,"
which    hliii   dispersed.      While   We   WOEO
huBltating, iniccrlain which llrffl to
take, 1 caught a glimpse of onr friend
slowly making his wuy mer some high
ground, to onr right, ami looking very
Bich Indeed. I let. him hnve another
bullet, aiming at his retreating hindquarters, and this time tin1 thud ol' the
bullet, told ine I. had scored a hit. lle
cnught sight of us ut I lie same moment,
and came flown on us at a tremendous
puce. ... had no lime I" reload, and did
the noxt best, thing under tho circuni-
slnnces, vi/., bolted, Thoro wns do lack
of trees, and I dodged behind ono tp
reload as the boar camo thundering
paBt, tie went straight on and was
lost, to sighl among some bushes behind
me. As for the eliowkidar, lie had
vanished, When I hud reloaded, T sung
out tn him that ii wns all right.- After
some little time, be emerged from his
aiding place, nbout a quarter of a mile
oil', and entreated mo to leave the ani
mal alone. lie called it a devil, und
snid it would assuredly slay us both.
However, the promise of bak: dtoesh
somewhat uinllilied him, and he consented to hoi]) mo to follow it up. If
he bad bolted back to the bungalow. I
do mu know how I should have found
my   way  there  again.
On arriving at the spot where the pig
had disappeared, we found the tracks
so numerous that we were completely
fugged us tf/ which to follow; ami, to
udd to onr uncertainty, there was nn
sign nf blood, Most of the tracks were
to Ihe right, but a few went oil' towards
lho left? -so 1 decided to separate here,
und lo send the chowkidar to follow*
Ihose on the left, taking the right my
r«elf I asked him if ho had ever fired
a gun. "Nt>ver." "Nor a rifle?"
"No; Sahib." Here was a dilemma!
If we both followed up the tracks on
the right, and the boar hud gone nway
towarus the left, he would doubtless
mul;.' good use of tin1 time we were
wasting, and would probably give us
the Blip altogether. On the other hand.
if   1   sent   the  chowkidar  in   one  direc-
'II
A wus some veins ago—he is probnbly alive and well at. ihe presout
moment- whose name has escaped my
memory, Imt whose office it was tn look
after oni' of the numerous rost hQuaes
in th- Nuini Tal district which are
built at distances of about ten miles
from one another lor the eouveiiienee uf
travellers iu the liumaon Hills. He
rejoiced in the title id' "chowlddar"—
llmt is, caretaker, or watch—and was
paid a small monthly stipend by a COn«
Biderato if Impocunioua government, to
cot lee i from i ravellors stopping ihero
the payments ;t n fixed rule (one rupee
for twenty four hums' lodging), by
which these dale bun^ulmvs nr re.-l
hoUSOS  ure   hept   up.
At this dak bungalow (which, out of
eonsiderntlon Por Mio charaetor id' the
worthy custodian, I shall call Slwnrl) is
some thirty miles or so from Nuini Tal,
and in the heail of a big junglo, it follow •?' ilint im khansumnb holds sway
therein; and what travellers require in
the way of food they must, bring with
them, ror, beyond grain and grass for
uucv- horse, chapputis and milh for
fine'- self, and'edarso dal fer ono's sorv
ants, ■ nothing is forthcoming, Theso
necessaries of life are furnished by the
local 1. u ii in li, oi merchant, wlm lives iu
what, is perhaps best doscrlbed as a
hovel, and who, iu partnership with the
clrnvvkidui, does hi- be-l to n<ld to a
limited income by cheating, ns nnudi as
he dare, all wh6m elrcuniBtuncpB compel
to partake of hts wares,
The i-howkidar in question, not being,
perhups, quits such an adopt in the art
of cheating as his friend the buniah—
or, not t<i do him an injustice, being
perhaps of a more enterprising spirit—
occasionally volnteers to act tho part
nf shikari," and will tell you that he
knows the jungle by heart, ami that,
Whatever it may bo to others,-to him
it is an absolute impossibility to lose
his way, More he does not say, being
uf a modesl disposition,
It was for once my fate tn stop at
Siwnri un my way down to the plains,
and lo enlist lhe services nf the clmw-
kidur as shikari for the nonce. Jt was
about three in tbe attoruoon when J
arrived, wer through, us the rains were
in full swing, it being the end of July,
Ity the time I hnd changed my clothes
and refreshed myself with a eup of tea
and a biscuit, the rain had stopped;
and, as it showed signs uf clearing up
altogether, I hastily got inlo a pair of
Eifihci boots and started witli my gnu
in tho hop© of knocking over a cock-
Ins* phciWi'it for dinner, .lust as I
WB8  b'uving the  bungalow,  it  occurred
to mo that i might possibly come eergss
a khnkur (barking deer) ff.wnrds even-!
ing, 80 i went back for ttiy rifle—a eon-
verted Aiart/mi-llonry, shortened in the
bwjrel uud lilted with sporting sights,
F mny mention here, that this rifle
twhich. 1 nm sorry to say, I no longer
possess) was a little gem in its wav. It
was very accurate up tu 150 yards, aud
very light, as lhe stock under'llie barrel
of an ordinary Martini-Henry had been
removed, It's drawback was that I
eould onlv use the government charge
(about :: drs.); a heavier charge would
huw spoilt the accuracy of the rifle,
especially as it was sn light. I used to
saw a transverse cut I'm- about a third
of the length down tin- bullet, which 1
filled no wiih melted beeswax ami fm
stirred into a still' paste; this ensured
the bullet exploding after slight penetration. As a rille In be used against
dangerous game, it wus, id' course, use
les<: Inn I have ..hm several bear with
it, ami have novel known it fail against
blnckbuck, an.l small deei of all kinds.
Hut this is a digression for which I
apologize.
Armed wilh this rille. which 1 gave
to the (diowkidar to carry, wr' mado a
fresii start, and had barely lelt the
bungalow when we plunged into jungle.
We were uu a huge plateau, which,
ihlcKiy wooded, extended for miles—-nn
unusual feature of ground in the Kuma
on Hills, where, as a rule, if one is not
climbing up a hill, une Is climbing flown.
Here vve might have been in the plains,
for, ali.miigh we were 7.000 feet above
them, the ground was almost level, ex
Kept fur gentle u ml illations here, ami
there.
Suddenly the chowkidar, whu was iu
front of me. came tu a dead stop, and
pointed with outstretched arm at some
thing I could nut see. He was evidently excited, and, fearing thut lie might
begin tu whisper, I signed tu him to be
quiet, and cautiously took my rille from
him. at the samo time peering over llis
Bhottlder, What I saw was inure than
sufficient tn justify his excitement, l'n
derneatli a huge 'nnl,, more than half
concealed by the trunk, and not fifteen
yards from where we wore, stood a huge
hoar, facing us, but bo engaged in rooting np acorn* thai not only had he
not heard the noise of our footsteps,
but   was  oven   now   absolutely  uncon<
him and ripped liis arm us he wus clambering up. The next Instant he was for
Hie time being out oi. danger; but so
slender was the sapling, that it was bent
double with the man's weight, nud it
wa.- mosl fortunate that the boar was
ton badly nit to jump to any height.
If the treo had broken, the ehuvvkidar
WDiiid probably have been killed ou the
spot by the infuriated beast, I bound
up his arm wilh my pocket handkerchief and then had to search for the
rifle, 1 found it under a bash, the
muzzle onoked with dirt, but otherwise
uninjured. 1 promised the chowkidar
au extra rupee to slay where ho was,
and, afler wiping out the rillo and re-
loading it, went down verv wurilv in
tho nullah. There 1 foniid'the boar almost gone, unable to si ami, but struggling tn get on Ins legs. 1 gavo him a
bullet behind the shoulder, nnd with a
tu ighty heave and a grunt ho rolled
over deud. A grand animal, if over
there was one, and game to the hist.
■ The chowkidar was quite himself now,
and volunteered i" go back to the bungalow -".nd get halt a dozen COolloB to
Bring the boar back, i gave him there
und I hen the extra money I had promised him, telling him In be quick, as
the sun hud almost disappeared. He
went off in the highest spirits, ami I
verify believe that,' for another rupee.
he would hav e undergone 1 he whole
process again, though the gash ou his
arm was nil uglv one, but luckily md
my  il,,.,,.
Un examining tlu1 boar I tumid lhat
mv first, bullet had struck the shoulder
blade, which it hud smashed. The bouo
had stopped the bullet and prevented
it penetrating; the same charge behind
the shoulder would have made all tho
difference. As it was, it was marvel
Ions that he was able to gel uver the
ground nt Buch a rate, and to charge
on apparently throe legs. The Becoud
bullet caught him iu the quarters, just
behind Ihe hip bone, but Imd missed the
leg. I found that the shot I had fired
in his face had takeu Ihe skin uud
flesh nil' his forehead, but hnd failed to
penetrate his I hick skull, though one
eye was blinded. This gnes to show
liiat a ,450 express bullet with 3 drs,
of powder is nut gnud enough even for
a pig if he happens to bo a wild one
aml'n boar to boot; uud could I choose
my weapon when I expected tr; meet
wilh wild pig. I would carry u doublo-
barrel)etF.600 express taking ." drs. of
powder.
The coolies turned up presently, arm
eil with hatchets, and, after admiring
the boar, proceeded to lift him out nt
the nullah. 11 took live men to do it,
ami it was nor easy work at thai. As
we were a couple uf miles from lhe
bungalow ami it was fast getting dark,
I deeidod, in order to save time, tn
chop the earcose up. giving a piece lo
each coolie lo carry it. Tliey BO I In
work with a will,' ami live minutes
more saw us on uur way to the bungalow, each man carrying a huge chunk
of flesh, the chowkidar iu tho centre,
the sow. For tlu- flrst fow dnys the sow
needs very little uud then only enough
milk-producing feed to supply what
tin- pigs will draw clean from her. Milk
remaining in the udder soon spoils nud
causes scours or other troubles to the
pigs. Por this reason, anything that
would cause uu overflowing ul' milk is
to be avoided.
The pig is supposed to start ia with
health. Now, it is easier to preserve
health nnd prevent sickness than it is
to cure it after it hus attacked them.
A sick pig is u losing business from the
start,    Therefore, avoid sickness.
The nest or bed of lhe sow should
always be Sloan and dry. A wet bed
is an Incentive' to trouble causing
scours, lt should bo entirely free from
all olher pigs outside of tho mother and
the Utter, Cure should bo taken that
theiy uro uo sore mouths by snapping
nil' the little sharp tusks at'once; also
Hint they aro not bothered with llco,
which would prevent their growlh and
otherwise injure them.
, Furthermore, they need exereise. The
early part nf tho season tbey aro iu
dined to lie in their nest and in this
way become lat aud subject to thumps,
which is very detrimental, if not fatal.
To tnke proper care of them yen
should see them every day regularly
uud look over their sleeping quortors to
see Hint they are comfortable ami clean.
A dry, dustv bed is ii continual
threat ngainst health. It causes a hacking cough, which lea.Is to all troubles.
Sunlight is a liaLnra! Ionic lor little
pigs, nud they enjoy it, It agrees with
them and is a germ dispensor and cleanser.   If is an fa vigor at or of health.
The pigs, as thev grow and strong
then, are bettor able to take euro of
themselves, and when thoy nre three
weeks old will take alt the milk tho
sow will Sflpply, and if they have sufficient exercise they will grow, develop,
strengthen, and carry tlieir pig fat
right along.
After Ihey have reached their fourth
week they commence outing and loam
very fast, and by permitting them tu
have a liltle place for eating separately
irom tho sow they will gradually wean
themselves without anv ill ell'ects or
loss of growth or flesh,'
Tho man who is a success is one who
is interested in them. He makes pels
ot his pigs; he looks nfter them wilh
moro real interest; nothing escapes him,
He supplies their wants, he prevents
what should not happen, ami is on tho
alert at all times to make them grow;
sees that they have what they need in
feed, exercise, sunlight, and attention,
.Sixty years ago in the dairy there
would be two cows side by side receiving tho same feed, one of them would
give us five pounds of butter a week,
while the other would give fourteen
pounds of butter per week.
We were paying just as much, therefore, to the cow for her five pounds of
better as to the cow that furnished us
fourleen pounds. This was poor business on the part of the dairyman. Ther
the hero of the "hour'.' t :i 1U i 11 ji J\ i nVt «;j: a J ^' > t' SQjp'o dnirymcu who sue still follow
die   I   wont
till
l'l
The
time to lose; nnother minute, and, he
would l"' bound to boo tis I Hiving my
gun to the chowkidar, I slipped a cart-
ridge inln tie- chamber of ihe rille,
hoping devoutly that   I   would be able
to close   Ihe   bre;i<-h   without   any  click,
It was all right, and, imt daring to wait
fni th- chance of a shol broadside uu
orkcjiind |he uhoulder, I look him as he
ston.-!, nud, aiming al the junction of
the neck and shoulder, lcl drive. There
was a scurry ef feet, and us lhe smoke
cleared, there was our pig making
tracks for all he was worth.
" Xnhin lagn, nnhii. lagal'' (he is
not hit.i savs the chowkidar consoling*
ly"; and 1 was too mortified, nol to say
flabbergasted, to make anv roply.    To
hnve missed I,im at that distance was
impossible, ami yet to have hit him
nml not even apparently lamed him was
Rt tii nge, tn sav ihe lensl nf it. However, when I had gol bark my wind,
metaphorically speaking,  f determined
to   uo   after   iiim.   for   if   he   wa"   hit    I
Should nrobably iiml bb ml, and 1 could
not bring myself to believe Ihnt he
was not. The chowkidar continued tn
croak in my ear that I had missed bim.
tho boar happened tu bo lying in wait,
as was verv probable, and suddenly at
tacked him', I felt certain thai this valu
able shikari would throw down whatever
ho had in his hands, ami trust to his
legs alone lo help him to the uenriH
tree—thereby running llm risk of be
ing badly mauled, perhaps killed, be
fore [ eould come to his assistance. 1
luul   to  decide  quickly.    The  chances
were that I. should find the pig on the
right, as nearly nil the tracks were in
that- direction.' Then 1 thought of tho
boar as I had seen him under the oak—
a fine, massive beast wilh.a magnificent
pair of. gleaming tuskg,, And risk' losing him afler all our tVoutiltft' No, it
wasn't good enough; and 1 finally determined to separate,,sending.the1 chowkidar to the left. I daresay' 1 was
wrong, but when one's blood'is up it
is difficult to -weigh all, the pros* and
cons—more so than if one wero sitting
in an easy chair with ii cheroot and a
whisky peg to help one think it uut.
The next consideration was as to wlm
should take the rille. That didn't
bother me mueh, for, as I was quite
sure that tho chowkidar won!-] put faith
in neither rifle nor gun, it Old not matter much which he flung away. And if
tbe pig came out at mo, suddenly, it
was more ihan likely that 1 should miss
him with tno rifle, but I couldn't very
well with the gun, which would proba'b
ly turn blm, even if it didn't seriously
hurt him. ' Ho I took tiie gun. and it
was just as well I did, as the sequel
will show. Having given the chowkidar fhe rifle and hah a dozen, cartridges, ami explained carefully how to
load and lire it, I sent him Off, taking
lhe right tracks myself and loading the
gun with No. 1,
I was hardly goi . two minutes when
I was arrested by tho mosl blood-curd
ling yell from ihe ehowkidar. This
was followed up by agonizing cries f*>i
help. "Como, sahib, come quicnly; lie
is Killing me!" Down I rushed t'o the
scone nf murder, nml there beheld a
sight well eulculatodi i,f il were lint so
serious, tn raise a -mile in a dying man.
Hanging from tno stem of a bnmboQ
sapling, his legs curled desperately
round the trunk, about the height of
four feet from Ihe ground, wus the unfortunate chowkidar. Just below stood
Hie pig, churning foam and blood oi
hi- tusks and eyeing Ins adversary a
only a boar at bay cnn, while he mado
desperate efforts lo reach his prey. One
arm  of the chowkidar was round  the
tree, and the other, down which bl I
wns running, was outstretched in Ihe
action known as ' 'pushing off," i
Rugby football, to feud himself from
his formidable opponent. I blazed off
both barrels iu the boar's fnco at a
distance nf a couple of yards, whereupon he turned sharply round nnd rushed into u iiuliah, a few yards off, too
done to light any more.' The animal
being out of sight, the man cautiously
uncurled his logs nud dropped tu tin
ground, where In- stooo, green wilh ter
ror ami shiveneg in every limb.
It appears thnl tho pig had been ly
ing up on tlm bit after all, and wilh'n
savage gnud Bttddcnly camo out of _
bush at the unfortunate chowkidar, win
was bonding down examining the trail
With a yell he flung awav lhe nib
and took to his heels. He managed u
rench the tree, but the boar jumped nt
to   the   dozen,   and,   I   regret   lo   add,
I idling most awful lies. HiB account of
the afternoon's proceedings wns, in
deed, a graphic oue. Never had lie
seen such a pig. Tt was a devil, nothing
could subdue or kill ir. Il liad chare
ed ten times, knocked down the sahib,
und had theu pursued him (lhe chow
kidar). He hud fired at it, but it wns
no good. (Rather rich lhis, cmisiifcu-
ing that 1 hud just laken back the six
cartridges I huu given him, anl thoy
weii' in mv possession at that moment?;)
II had received at least twentv bullets,
but ull in vain. Finally it had charged
out of a bush where it had been sit
ling waiting for him. On il came, am)
knocked him down, and was in llo- m-t
of killing him when, by the favor of
Hod, the Sahib arrived' umi fired two
shots, and thus drove if off. It had
then gone into lhe nullah, nml was
charging again when tne Sahib shot it
in the act,'" etc. ud infinitum, lu con*
lirmation of his assertions Ue proudly
showed" his wounded nrm, which piece
id' evidence wus conclusive.
On rei.yhing the bungalow 1 ha.d two
or three chops cut MX for my own consumption, whicli my servant cooked for
nu,. and which, though tough, were
very acceptable. The rest ot tae meat
was devoured by my coolies and the
gallant chowkidar, regardless of caste
—if any existed, rnl'ortuiiutely, I had
no time to lake oul the tusks properly,
as my leave was almost up, and J had
to start at daybreak next morning for
the plains. All I could do wus to hack
them out of the skull with a' hnlchet.
Ono of Ihe best ways bi securing them
intact is to boil the skull till the tusks
are loose and can be drawn out liv the
hand; but- 1 had nothing to boil the
head in, aud had to do the best that
I could under the circumstances. The
tusks, broken away as they were at
lhe base, were yet Ihe heaviest for
their length I have ever soon, I did not
take the measurement of the boar, but
he was a Splendid specimen, and his
tusks were worthv of him,
I took a touching farewell of Hie
chowkidar, enjoining him. if he wished
his arm In get well, to keep it clean-
which he promised to do; nnd, wit
UjUtual goo . wishes, we parted, both,
I Ihink, equally well pleased with onr
day's sport.
I  went  up io Slwari   the   followin
year, ami vvas cordially greeted by this
worthv.  who  showed   me  his nrm   with
t:re!il   pride.     The   wound   had   honied
completely, ami il nly visible sign of
his narrow escape was u lohg whin
scar—a memento of our hunting experiences, which will only disappear
when the final Obsequies of the burning
khat shall have converted his body into
ashes.
START THE HOGS RIGHT
II'1 the sow has been properly cared for
sn that  sho has been able to havo
a   successful   farrow,  her  pigs
then  ready  for attention nn.l  care of
the feeder.
There is more difference in feeder
than mm wlm has not given overmuch
thought to il would believe. Wo know
n number of successful hog men who
will admit that they are not good iu
starting fhe pigs. 'Thev want lo be,
but they hive md got' the knack of
making a success of this part of Hi
breeding business. It Would be worth
a great deal tn them if they only could
In ns woll nn lhis port tis they can ou
feeding and handling after the pig is
three to four months old.
The food nf tlm SOW i* just the same
■is feeding tho pigs; if the wrong feed
is give'h nr au overfeed is given, it is
|usl  as ipiiekly shown in the pigs as
Milking by Gasoline Engine Power
iug this moi hod; but the progressive
up-to-date, money-ma king du iry man is
keeping only the cow lhat gives htm the
turns.
s just the same way iu the hog
business, as hogs are built on different
plans with different enpacltlcs'nnd qualities  the   same  as   the  cow.     One   hog
ill give you six pounds of pork  for
bushel of grain, aunt hcr une eighteen
tr/ twenty pounds. Nn one should be
n determining which vvas the
money, ma king hog, ami select him to
market their food grasses and grain
through.
II   is the same  with  everything;  one
an is worth three times as much us n
laborer  on   the   farm   as  another.     Tlm
ndifforehl   mun  baa a hard time to gel
i  job  and   doesn't   hold   it   long,   while
lhe other  man  alwavs  is  in   demand  al
hetler   price.
I growing interest in providing a hog equipment that may be moved
from  place  to  place  and   from   field   to m^^^^^—,——^^^
field;  with this end iu  view a breeder "this is uol   bad chicken,
constructed two dow houses this spring. '
He aimed at securing the maximum si/el1 _-m-^--^---w-------------------
that might prove -practicably portable j "By tho wny," he continued, turning
under- avnnige . j-nmlitions, and [at the io his rubicund neighbor, "if eating k
Hime time be adaptable tn the ^Vscel*|*« ;VJ'U. say, pur qationul g.iine. th
IT was rathor au odd company that
gathered about a table iu a C.l'.H.
■dining cur oue day last August as
the train zigzagged its way down precipitous mountain slopes and crawled
warily along tho edges of dizzy chasms.
.a deep pall ot mist, enshruuded the majestic peaks and a dismal rnin begau
lo f'nll. Weary of endeavoring to discern objects through the impenetrable
haze, the passengers gladly turned their
steps toward the dining car intent ou
counteracting the depressing elVects ol'
the weather by indulgence in lhe good
cheer with which the company usually
regale iheir guests.
"Talk   aliout   baseball   •oing   tne   nii-
t loual guuie,'' exclaimed n rubicund
wayfarer who sat opposite me, as he
carefully adjusted his napkin. "Iu my
opinion the national and International
game Irom which lhe greatost enjoy-
monl  is derived  is eut ing.
"Tul. tut! " reinnusti'uteil a literary ■
looking man wilh u becoming wave iu
his unburn hair, who sat upon my right,
"In my opinion the old UXtom should 1)0
revised* to read, ' If a man eat net
neither need he wor!;.' for after all
Nature's primal curse bears down on
man merely because lie is under the
necessity of eating; nnd he could, to
a greal extent evade lhe painful necessity of labor by abstaining from the
unnecessary luxuries in lhe matter of
food in which he is so prone fo iu
dulge."
My right-hand neighbor wus a char
acler, as I afterwards learned: a graduate ami honor post-graduate in several
subjects of Glasgow University; he
wus also an ardent disciple of the principles of plain living and high thinking, and had, previous to leaving lhe
old country, added In his other accomplishments a course iu domestic science.
Then, armed with au experl knowledge
of food values, it was his intention to
avoid as far as possible the necessity
for labor by living as was consistent
with the maintenance of health, He
had carried out- his design by pitching
a tent on the prairie, watching the buds
unfold and Ihe blossoms fade until he
wus so well acquainted with the wild-
flower folk that had he, like Hip Van
Winkle, fallen nsleep and slept for
years he could, when he awoke—which,
of course, he wouldn't do if he slept a
winter on the prairie, but just suppose
—have been able tn tell the day of the
tllOttth and hour of tho day by the flowers then in bloom. Poring Hie time he
was so engaged ho subsisted for the
most part ou stewed wild routs, fried
young puff balls, grilled mushrooms uud
similar dainties of Hume Nature's provision,
Hut now the auburn-haired gentle
man's sentiments regarding plain living
were received with a snort of disapproval by my rubicund vis-avis.
"it is usually the brute who requires
his three square meals a day by whom
the world's work is done," ho assorted
pugnaciously, und just when it looked
as though vve were iu fnr a heated argu
ment, tho waiter arrived bearing u tray
whereon were arranged -everal portions
of very tempting looking chicken, this
toothsome bird bapgonlug to have been
the unanimous choice ol' the party.
New I have been served with "chick
en" mi thgjjO .same , dining cars, the
nosh of which possessed such elasticity
ami such powers nf resistance lhat I
WUS md verv certain whether il. wa ■
that of a real fowl or an indinrnbbei
imitation; but on this occasion il was.
sure enough,  chicken, nud   no  misfake!
"liv Jove!" exclaimed the fourth, or
travelled  member of tho party, as hi.
teeth   closed   over   lhe   savorv   morsel;
it.'    This
f the si asou *s buds from
i   rnnch   at,  Stralhmoro. '•'
laneouB uses that genera) farm condi- nothing nffaS to tW]>leqsnri/»of il like
tions Henmud, when not needed for hogi knowing one's food is absolutely clean
shelter. One of the houses is six feet and wholesome.. Hver since I visited
at the plale. the other, fui^r and one half!'he <-'unndiui) J'acilie Company's demon
feet. Both houses are sixteen feet
and elffht feet wide, with shingle? roofs.
These houses have a -Jxii foot door in
the end, and Iwo smaller doors in one
side, to provide for three sows at farrowing lime, temporary gates being used
fnr inside partitions. They are moved
on flat bob sleds coupled by a chain,
horses having been used for draft.
These houses havo proved satisfactory,
but experience with them has suggested
criticism. If made sui'hcleutly strong
the houses prove ton heavy; for a short
move of 20M feet one team is suflicient,
bnt not fur long pulls. The insertion of
the bobs requires Iwo men, and tins has
proved an objection. This sized pen is
for uecommoduling our shouts in winter, for the man who finds a smaller
house sullicient these pons might be
fouini   too unwieldy.
WORLD'S BIGGEST EGG PLANT
'I1IIK largesl poultry plant in tiio
1 world is at Little Compton, Rhode
Island, nml is owned by Isaac Wilbur, who ships about. 1150,000 dozen eggq
a year from his hens. Mr. Wilbur
builds his houses 8x10 feel in si'/e and
houses forty hens iu a house this size.
He has a hundred of these houses, and
thqy are set 150 feet apart iu rows
over Sloping fields. The,food is hauled
to each house iu u wagon; twice a duy
this wagon makes the rounds, morning
and evening. In the morning it is a
mush mnde id' cooked vegetables and
different kinds of meats; in tho evening,
or rather, lato iu lhe afternoon, only in
this case, it is wholo corn the year
round. The eggs are gathered when
Ihe afternoon feed is given. Different
fields are given over to these houses.
As the grounds need cleansing thoy are
moved   lo  renewed  grounds.
Hicklc's  Antl-Consumptive  Syrup   is
agreeable lo lhe taste, and is a eertaia
relief fnr irritation .'.f the throat tlmt'jbrowso   kiiee-dccp • in   alfalfa   pastures
causes hacking coughs.    If usedaccordj ("Inch,  by  the wuy,  is a   Im^ suit  on
ing to directions it will break the most
persistent cold, and restore thc air passages In their normal healthy condition.
There is no need tn recommend it to
those familiar with it, but to those who
seek a sure remedy and tire in doubt
what to use, ihe advice is—try Bicklo's
Syrup.
Kver since   I  yisltc
--------------- 's (lemo'
si ration   farm   Southwest   of   Culgan
where' a erefitiu^ry and poultry ranch is
main!ailieu,   to   'furnish    supplies     for
Ihese cms, f have always dined on them
with  added   zest.     Their  poultry   farm
and creamery ure about the slickest
the Dominion,
"The former is iu ehnrgc of a young
woman who. trom the moment she puis
the eggs into numerous incubators with
which she experiments until she skilfully eiitunolos tin' bird's leg in a
siring suspended for tho purpose, inserts a sharp-pointed knife iu the roof
of its mouth, ami with one dexternis
twlst, severs an artery, and before the
bird has lime tn evon flutter despatches
it by u swil'l and practically painless
route, there isn't a thing that she does
n 'I I.nnw abnut chickens. They are
bred with special eare in order In pin
duce a full-fleshed, well rounded bird
instead *>f a rack *>f oouos, their food
ration is considered wil. duo regard In
the production of linn flesh and a pleas
ing color; and when the young birds
atlain a certain age thev are coullucd ia
fattening coops, and at the expiration
of a couple or three weeks of scientific
feeding, they graduate ready for the
butcher's knife and iu prime condition
for tae I able.
"Hul  tl ^^^
talk about, It wns enough to put any
mail to seriously considering fhe profits
of dairy farming. As yon duublloss
know, this demonstration farm was es-
tublishetl in connection with the reudy-
made farms in the irrigated tracts just
out nf t algary. ami fulfils the double
purpose nf being a model farm for thc
Instruction of tlm colohists of the ready;
made farms, and a source of supply for
the dining car. 'I'he furm consists of
320 acres and is divided into little experimental plots/for the testing of different varieties of grasses and grain.
A large dairy herd of great sleek, hand
some Holstqlns is maintained in con-
nectinn with  tho  farm.    These by duy
immensely mure popular than it is, Tbe
work is performed entirely by imichiu
ery, nnd if there tiro other dairies where
lhis method is employed 1 hud not
heard of them—in fact, I bad aa idea
Ihnt tho milking machine was yet
scarcely past tho experimental stage
Hut the apparatus iu USO hero ttccms to
be entirely satisfactory—even ta the
cow—who chows her cud in a contented
way that gives ouo the idea tbat tbe
perutioa is en ii rely painless, aud a
great improvement on even Ibe ouer-
getie n.inistrations id' a bumplioim calf.
"The apparatus is a bit diffloylt to
k-sc-ribe, but jt. consists of a hollow
roa tube which runs along in front, of
the rows of cows (the cattle slunding
face fo fuce), a little higher than theii
heads. The milking machine consists of
two rubber tubes about three quarters
of au inch in diameter ami long enough
lo reach from lhe hollow iron tubes lo
the cow's udder. The end of each tubi
terminates iu Iwo rubber vacuum cups
lhat just. (It over Hie cow's teats; and ■
from jusl below the vacuum cups small
er rubber lubes conduct the milk lo a
covered milk bucket, and just as the
lubes enter tlm bucket, little glass
lidos are arranged so that the opor
tor may see the milking npeialmn is
omplete.
When Ihe milking is about to begin
a gasoline engine in au adjoining shed
is set iu motion and exhausts Ihe uir
in the hollow iron lubes. The operators
theu go along and attach tho rubber
lubes of the milking machine to little
taps made for the purpose on the hollow
iron tube, and Ihen attach tho vacuum
nips to the cow's udder, and presto! ut
once you see tho mhn spinning into thc
covered bucket, while tin1 cow ehowH ber
cud appareally unconscious that, any
thing is going on. The milking process
is iicconiplisned by a little attachment
in the cover of the milk bucket which
alternately inointuins nml destroys Hu*
vacuum iu the cups, thus duplicating
tbe aclion of the hands or of the calf's
mouth, The advantages of the .milking
machine are many; in the lirst place,
the cow is milked much moro quickly
than by hand, and us one man can
attend In the milking of two cows at
once, a couple of men will in a very
short time complete the task of milking
n whole herd; then, too, witb theso covered buckets it is absolutely impossible
for milk to become contaminated by
table odors, I, at least, had never seen
uch a cleanly ami expeditious method
of milking,
"As soon as the buckets of the milk
Ing machine become filled they are emp
tied into large covered tin receptacles,
uud these, as soon as Ihey were full,
were hurried oil' lo a dairy where, in
a separator sterilized with live steam,
Hie cream is separated from the milk,
and the cream in due course transformed
by means of chum and butter worker,
also sterilized with live steam, in tii
these  delicious  little  golden   pats."
Naturally during this recital dionei
was progressing, and al this juncture
lhe dessert nml cofl'oe arrived, and as
my epicurean vis-a-vis drowned tin
blushes (if the strawberries, which had
bee i his choice, iu a flood of dolicioiiH
cream, of which in compliment to oui
friend's story a doublo portion had beer
ordered, ho murmured:
"High! yon are. Imy; life would, be
deprived of a deal of its charm if we
were denied Hie pleasures of lhe table."
And Ihen, as Ihe delicious flavor nf his
strawberries seemed to appeal to him
more strongly sighed, ".lust think ot
naviug au unlimited supply of cream
like lhis nlwnys! t)f a truth, thuu al
most persiiadest.nie In be a dairy farm
cr!"
SALA'S FAST IN PARI8
rjj"HIKl.K is much tulk aboul. the super-
£ iority <ii French cooking, anil no
doubt (leorge Augustus Sala had
something to do with promoting talk of
this kind in London. At oue time be
wa- son! to Paris by tho Daily Tele
graph to write oa the subject of Preach
eiioking and French restaurants. Such
praise of Parisian kioKtuinws was never
lavished before, ami the extolling, tn
tlm complete discomfiture of Knglish
cooks, lasted for fully six weeks. Kv
erylhing in tbo conking line iu Paris
was grand, e\ orythlng in Kngland in
the same line wns horrible. At the end
of the six weeks Mr. Sala returned to
London, wont immediately to the ('lies
hire Cheese, in Fleet street, and said to
Ino head waiter:
"William, bring me a beefsteak, some
potatoes in their jackets, and a pint of
ale",    I 've  had  nothing to cut   for six
SHE GOULD NOT
HOLD A CUP OF TEA
DOCTORS AGREED TORONTO NURSE
HAD BRIGHT'S DISEASE
Dodd's Kidney Pills Cured Her Aftei
Five Years' Suffering—Felt a Benefit
After First Box
Toronto, Ont.--(Specinl)—Mrs. At
bertu Goflin, a nurse, living at >10 Wright
wus what 1 began to j Ave., tbis city, haa booa interviewed in
regard to ber reported euro of norvoiiB
or Kidney Trouble by Dodd's Kidney
Pills. She states that tho report is truf
in every particular,
"My' sickness," Mrs, Goffin Bays.
'' was caused from a nervous breakdown and what tho doctors called in
curable Bright's Disease brought on by
cold and long weeks of nursing. I
sutTered for five yenrs.
"I was treated by three doctors anii
was a patioat in two hospitals but
gradually, got weaker. Reading thc
experiences of other sufferers like my
self lead mo to try Dndd's Kidney
Pills, At thnt time I was so weak
ami nervous T eould not hold a cup nf
tea without spilling some of its eat*
tents.
' "T felt a benefit aftor taking the first
box of Dodd's Kidney Pills, and eight
or nine boxes curod me' so completely
I ean now walk a mile without fatigue."
If you haven't used Dodd's Kidney
Pills yourself almost any of your neighbors will tell you they always cur?
Kidney Disease in any form.
these farms) and toward four o'clock
fhe afternoon are driven into the barn
to be milked, lly great good luck, i
happened along one day ut milking
time, and if the process of milking
employed there were in mure genernl
use it'would have littlle terror fnr the
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DAME FASHION'S
DECREES
Fl V KM NO gowns are all important at this time of tlio year
U and every week sees new models exhibited, most of
thom <|iti.o unlike lhe slyles that have been accepted
is Hie very latest fashions. Af first, this seems somewhat
disheartening, not only to Hie woman of limited means, but
quite as mucl) to the woman who has ordered without count
ing, the cost, hut a careful consideration of tho subject dis
closes the fact that those latest gowns do not mako the others
(win out of date, but nre In Ihemselves just tho vory latest
ideas and are intended for the more ehiborute entertainments
' given wben the social season is at its height and when opern,
ball and miisieale afford the opportunity for (hi
the must costly and superb gowns possible.
wearing of
■io-.vn of Mousseline aud Tulle Trimmed with Pearl aud Jet
Spangled and.'jewelled trimmings are always offective,
-ind, while beauty of line and material havo au irresistible
ittrflotion for the cultured taste, it must be admitted that
-ionietimes thoir great charm fades into insignificance when
leen side by side wib the more striking appearance presented
by glittering spangles, paillettes and jewelled passemcnleries.
Seeu iu an opera box, for instance, the spangled, jewelled
robe is more brilliant and ctfeclive from a distance than the
rei Vet, brocade or satin gown of perfect cut and design.
Change the scene to a bauquet or private dance, and the
latter style will bo the smartest. The tunic overdress of
tbia winter affords opportunity for au endless variety of
evening gowns, and the cost is ns varied as the wearer could
possibly desire. The really cheap spangled aud embroidered
robes are not to be depended upon for durability and sh-uld
be most carefully selected. There should not be too much
dressing iu the net itself, neither should il be loo soft, and
whether beaded, spangled, or with paillettes or embroidery,
thore must not bo looso threads or defects. It could not be
expected for tae small cost that anything bul machine Work,
iml not by any means tbe best machine worl; either, eould be
obtained; but there is a wido choice ami it is well worth
taking time to select the best. A defective robe is not worth
buying at any price, for the first Hine of wearing it may
fal'l to pieces.
this season's styles. Among tho vory newest models, are
most charming gowns of black or dark color veiled ia light
color or white net covered with bonds—gold, silver, or jot—
and thon with either u design worked ou for border or finished with embroidered bands. Tbis is another treatment
of tbo eternal black nud whito combination.
Laco is flaying a most. Important part iu tho newest evening gowns, nud tho spangled and embroidered laco tunics and
flounces are marvellous in design and workmanship. White
laco with black and black lace with white (the change., arc
endless and rarely ineffective), black and silver, gold and
black—it is inconceivable what a variety uf effect cun bo
obtained by these combinations. No wardrobe is complete
withou aa all blnck gown, aad a jet trimmed black gown is
rarely unsuitable for any occasion, but the combining of laco
with tullo, chiffon, and satin makes a lighter appoaraaco than
when the heavier materials like satin and velvet have oaly
jet. as trimming, jetted lace does not sound like a new trimming, but tho jetted laces of to-day are quite unliko tbo jot
lace that was formerly used. Now tho finest of laco mesh is
embroidered with cut beads; then it was a heavier loco with
a closed pattern worked out in much heavier beads, anil consequently lacking the transparent light effect of the embroidered laco of to-day.
Combining brocade with embroidered lace or spnnglod
trimmings is most successfully carried out ia this winter's
fashions, The beauty of tho brocade is not hidden or interfered witli in any way by tlio bauds or even by tho tunic,
and when the material by the yard is used it is most gracefully draped or caught up over tho brocade gown. Ono of
tho most striking gowns of tho wiutor is ti blue nnd silver
brocade. The skirt, narrow, but not exaggeratedly scant,
hns no trimming, Tbe upper part of the waist and tbe sleeves
nre of-sii ver net embroidered in crystal and rbinestone beads.
t,)ii tbo front of the waist; is a soft bow of blue velvet, but
for this can be substituted a spray of artificial roses in dull
pink shades or a bunch of orchids, Another gown of brocade
—this om? of roso pink and gold—has a draped overskirt of!
the sheerest white net with gold beads. The low-cut waist
is covered with the net, which also forms tho sleeves, and tho
folds of material are drawn down into the bolt and fastened
witb a superb buckle of jewels and gold.
Thore is a question as to whether it is not a mistake to
cover so beautiful a material as this costly brocade with anything. On the olher baud, this is aa age of the world whon it
is the very height of fashion to combine as many exponsivo
materials as possible, as though to' emphnsiiro the fact that
the gown is costly. Theso two models, however, furnish
examples of both styles, the blue and silver, with no veiling
and tbe pink und gold with its draperies of gold embroidered
net.
.   the  Hilbert   Islanders,  Is tb.
work of one man, Dr. Hiram Bing
ham,   who  died   some  years  ago,  after
having devoted the greater part of-his
life to missionary work in those islands.
When Dr. Bingham went out to the
Gilbert group many years ago, ho soon
found that one of'tlic chief difficulties
before him in his mission was tho fact
that tbo islanders had ao written hm
gunge.   Accordingly, the ingenious mis-
iouary set about   to   supply   the   defi-
ieney  and to  build  a  language, being
bilged to collect   bis   own   vocabulary
and construct his own grammar,
Tho good doctor experienced much difficulty iu finding the Qilbertese equivalent for "prayer," a circumstance thai
led him into a ludicrous mistake, Tbe
word tie dm use meant "to practise incantations," a meaning precisely the opposite of what tho missionary intended
to convoy.
He had tho New Testament, about
throe-quarters translated when, by reason of ill-heallh, he was compelled to
return to this country. Ten years later,
however, when be had gone back to tin*
Gilberts, he was persuaded to undertake
the task of translating the Old Tegument into the new language. At that
time he was quite advanced iu years,
and Ihe work involved a direct translation from tbo Hebrew, wilh which the
iloctor bad not been familiar for a long
time.
In 1800 he was enabled to read the
proof of the last chapter of the last
book of the Bible as dono iu Oilbertese.
Even this laborious task did not end
the missionary's labors. Ho started to
write a Oilbertese dictionary. When it
was ready for publication, n messenger
to whom the work was entrusted' I'or
delivery to the printer lost the manuscript, and the work bad to bo done all
over agnln.
Its
Thc muff plays such an important pnrt in tbis winter's
dress that it is imperative to devote time and attention to
choosing not only the fur but tho shape and style, Tbere
are some comparatively small muffs or fur of the conventional shape and size, but these are only carried with the
simplest of street gowns of cheviot and serge.
Among the expensive robes Ihen
signs iu crystal, pearl, tind diainanti
with silk embroidery of the finest h:i
numberless shades- -the oyster white
ijrey, being especially smart—all light
jet, silver, or gold embroidered  funic,
Combining a color with white is effei
palest pink witb white, tlu
•hiflVm and then covered
are most exquisite de
effects, often combined
d work. White, in lhe
with its tone of pearly
alors nnd black with
re all most popular,
 _^_ivo "ll(' smart-   ui
lining of wliile veiled in pale pink
ind again covered  with  pearl or
crystal embroidered net, gives u delightful shimmory apjiear-
tuce quite unattainable if only the une shade of material is
UBed. A good effect is obtained by combining beads of different sizes. Small crystal bends aud the loug bugle bead,
as it is known, spangles oc paillettes, also combined wilh
firystal, are far more ell'ect ivo than when only ono kind is
used. Rhinestones and silver paillettes with jot beads and
spangles cannot lie included in Ihe newest fashions, but the
!ombinution has been tried ton often and its value is too well
letormined for it to go out of fashion, and tbere have boon
uow ways discovered of combining them differently than
heretofore.
Tlio spangled and embroidered materials tire wonderfully
beautiful this season, and it is often possible to turn out a
smarter gown made from material by the yard than from tbe
ready made robe. Thp net, covered wilh gold, jet, steel or
■diver beads, is wonderfully light and most exquisite in texture. Kmbroidered on lhe sheer, transparent net any color
shows through it, while on the heavier mesh it Is sufficiently
Strong to be made into coats and wraps. Veiling light colors
with black plain chiffon or net has been popular loo long tn
he strictly fashionable, nud yet thore are numberless smart
Kowns of this description; and there is the embroidery of the
jewelled bends or spangles that is different again and ono of
White Satin Gown with Gold Embroidored Tunic of  Blue
Velvet
The muff for niVrnoims is a most elutmruto affair, and
often there is only d small amount of fur used in its construction. Velvet, satin, silk chiffon, lace brocade aad cloth
are nil utilized, often two aud three are combined. A charming design in brocade is trimmed with bands of fur at either
edge aud tho material between the fur is gathered into a fort
of rosette of laco and velvet. Another design is of a plain
Hat piece of brocade bordered on either edgo witb fnr and
witb a bow of lace at one side iu tho centre of which is a
bunch nf artificial (luwers.
Old brocade is chosen in preference and the more unusual
thc coloring tho more effective it is considered.
Black satin and velvet wilh fnr is always a good combination; ono popular design has bands of fur or satin, nn-
otlrer, made entirely nf velvet, \. trimmed around with the
fur and hangs In n puiut,   The all fur muffs aro large in size.
A WEW MtTAL FOE TOOLS
APPAKFNTLV wo need not fear tbat
the world will be deprived of cutting-tools when the supply of iron
gives out. ft bas been discovered that
[iu alloy of cobalt and chromium is an
excellent substitute for steel tind has,
'n addition, one valuable property that
teel does not show—it will not tarnish
■r rust. El wood Uaynes, the iavoator,
lescribes this interesting alloy, which
ie has named "stellite, in the-Scientific American Supplement. It is ap-
parentlv not yet in shape to bo manufactured commercially, but bns'faficln-!
afing possibilities. Mr. ifaynes notes
at the outset that there is just orio serious objection to stoel, as an clement
for cutting instruments, aad tbat is its
susceptibility to corrosion or rust. No
matter how highly finished a steel tool
may be, constant vigilance is necessary
to protect- it from rusting. Thoro i's
thus plenty of room for Sir. Haynes1
new metal.   Wo read:
"Tbere bas been much discussion regarding tho conditions which bring
about the rusting of iron aad steel, but
it is not my purpose to considor these
conditions, but to considor a new alloy
which not only rivals steel in cutting
qualities, but also possesses a resistance
tr; atmospheric influences which is perhaps equalled only by gold and the
metals of the platinum group.
"When tho arsenide (of cobalt) was
found iu large quantity in and nbout
the town of Cobalt. Out., in connection
witb the mining of silver, an over-production of cobalt ore soon occurred, as
this substance becamo a by-product in
the mining of silver. An outlet for this
material was sought in vain, as no practical use could bc found for either the |
metal or its compounds, aside from those !
mentioned above."
About IS!'"). Mr. Haynes goes on to
say, ho made some experiments on alloys
of nickel with iron, chromium, etc, and
a few years later ho added a small
amount of aluminum, making n hnrd.
brittle metal, which could not be work
ed under the hammer, although he mini,
from it a pocket-knife blade which
showed fair cutting qualities, tind considerable resistance to atmospheric in
fluences. A little Inter be produced a
combination of chromium und cobalt,
which, notwithstanding great hardness,
showed considerable malleability, and it
occurred to him that the nlloy would be
suitable for cutlery, if it could be ob
tained ia sufficient quantity. To quote
further:
"Shortly after making these experiments I was called actively into the
automobile business, and did not mako
further experiments on either of these
alloys for the next three or four years.
I then took the matter up for ignition
metal, ami succeeded in making both alloys in considerable quantity. Tho fusions wero first made in an electric furnace, but afterward I succeeded in melting lhe metal in a small furnace of special construction, opernted by natural
gas. After some experimenting I became able to melt the metal to a perfect
fluid, and cast it into bars ranging from
u, inch lo U Inch square. I found that
the metal worked readily at rod heat,
although it showed a tendency to cheek
al thi' edges when hammered out into
strips.
" Afler somo experimenting, 1 was
able to produce metal that would forge
out perfectly into thin strips, which
slmwed no tendency to check. After
coo]ing. these strips were as hard as
mild-tempered steel, aad eould BCarcoly
be scratched by a llle, A kitchen knife
blade was made from this material, and
used for all soits of purposes, such as
are known only to the cnn nary art, After two years'of uso, it. showed not the
faiutos.f sign nf tarnishing, tind if held
in tbe sun, it produced a reflection that
would dazzle tho eye.
"In oulnr, the metal stands between
silver and steel, and if suitably polished, it shews a high lustre. 1 have thus
far made no physical tests of the forged
metal, but a cast bar showed an elastic
limit of 711,0110 pounds, an elongation nf
It per cent,, and an ultimate strength
nf 06,000 pounds to the square inch,
cross section. A test was also mndo of
the modulus of elasticity of the mater-' P
lal, which was found to be fully equal
lo that of steel, These tests were made
on one ol the first bars produced, and
I nm pretty well satisfied that much
higher results could now be obtained.
"Notwithstanding the groat hardness
of tbe alloy, it not only forges readily
it a red heat, but can bo bent nt n right
ingle cold, either in the form of a cast
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forged har, provided the dimensions
not exceed one -fourth inch square,
elastic limit is not quite equal to
thai uf tool sleid of the same hardness,
but it is much tougher, Samples can
also be mado showing much greater
hardness than .those described above,
but the breaking strain ami elast ic
limit will, under these circumstances,
closely coincide.
"Blade? made from the alloy take a
fine cutting edge, which is particularly
smooth, although capable of excellent
cutting qualities. A razor was made
of the cast material, which has now
bcen employed for nearly two years, and
has been used for shaving purposes hundreds of times, but shows no signs of
wear. It is not equal to a good si eel
razor, since it requires more frequent
stropping. It takes, however, a very
smooth, keen edge, i am satisfied thai
the metal I am now able to make would
show considerably better results for this
mrposo,
"While I do not recommend the alloy
s yot for cutting melill, it has shown
some remarkable capabilities in this Iin
"Specially for a non-ferrous alloy. A
mall cmsel, about one-fourth of an inch
quare, win readily ent a twenty-penny
wire nail in two, without marring the
edge of the tool, A lathe tool made
from the alloy wilh certain modifies
tions, is capable of catting ordinary
steel at a very high rate of speed. A
tost was made against high-speed steel,
and it wns found thut the stellitte tool
would cut a continuous shaving from the
bar, nt tho speed of 200 feet per minute,
wliile the highspeed alloy steel tools
failed almost instantly. It does not, of
course, follow from this that Ihe alloy
is better suited 'for high-speed lathe
lools-thail good alloy steel, but simply
lhat it will stand a higher speed without 'burning.'
"Tho coefficient of expansion of the
alloy has not yet beon determined, but
it is probably quite low, approximating
pretty closely that of glass, since a tfmall
Btellito nMire cun be sealed into a glass
tube, making an air-tight joint, without
cracking the glass."
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ly soaked aud so transformed iuto agutt
Even ut this day there may be see.
many trunks thai are packed in a deposit of lino clay. This, it is ennjet
tured, was left by the receding water*
The erosion of the wind has, howevei
pulverized much of this clay and car
ried it away in tbe atmosphere.
Some of the finer specimens of a gut*
ire mounted by jewelers, but by far th*
greater quantity of the petrified stunt
is converted Into table-tops and similn*
articles,
THE KAISER'S HORSE PALACE
[T is claimed that tbe Gorman En
peror has tbe most splendid stabl*
in the world. It is situated in th*
outskirts of Berlin, Outwardly it re
sembles a palace, and inwardly it hai
many of the appointments and cbarac
teristics of one. It is asserted thai
horses wore never more palatially lodf
ed than they are here.
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ARIZONA'S PETRIFIED FOREST
THE petrified forest of Arizona is Hi
only tme of its kind. For miles
around the ground is covered with
enormous logs petrified to the core
which lie as tliey fell centuries, perhaps
ages,- ago. On a fine dny they dazzle
tbe eye with the must beautiful colors.
Some: resemble the amethyst, some
ainoky topaz, while others appear as pure
and as white as alabaster. At times the
chips of agate cover lhe ground to the
depth of a foot, and it is enny to pick
from them cross-sections showing distinctly every vein and oven the bark of
tho.original wood. One gigantic tree
spanning a gulch forty feet wide ts nn:
doubtcdhr the on)y bridge of agate in
thc woi Id. ._    ,
Geologists have offered various speculations as to why such a largo area of
forest became petrified. The most plausible theory is that the great plain, now
five thousand feet above sea-level, was
at one tithe "covered bv n forest that bo-
came submerged in water strongly
charged with'minerals, so that at last
tho fibres of the trees became thorongh-
The  slable  was  er
perial   architect.     It- ^^
llcial area of more than two acres. Then
tire roomy and comfortable box-stalh
for two hundred and seventy horses,ano
carriage-house space for mure tban thre*
hundred carriages.
In thc centre of the wbole there is .
two-storey building where lhe imperia'
coachmen, grooms, stable-boys, und si
forth, with their families, are lodged
Mighty families havo ijiiurters in tht
building; thc drivers and coaebmen ar*
about fifty in number.
Tbis unique stable is provided wit*
hoyse elevators, telephones uud electrlt
lights, and the walls of tho carriage
houses and other portions of the build
iug are -beautifully decorated,
The cost of the stable wus ubout i
million dollars.
UNWISE TO LIVE BELOW THE
GROUND
Tho meat wholesome room in the houiw
for use us a silting room is un uppei
room of southern exposure. Peoplo whi
make it n practice to sit in basement
rooms finally become rheumatic; the*
take cold easily and tlieir gcueral vital
ity becomes lowered. It is unwise tt
live below the surface of the ground
All physicians are of tbat opinion.
SPICE POULTICES ,
One tablespoonful of ground spict
one of black pepper, one of cloves ant1
ono of ginger mixed together in a bowl
put in a flannel bag uud quilt acros*
twice each way to keep it in place; sen
up nt the end, wet with alcohol, hea»
and npply; save the bag and use whei
needed,
Requisite on the Farm.—Every faro
aad stock-raiser should keep a supplj
of Dr. Thomas' Bdectric Oil on hand
not   only as a remedy  for ills in  tht
mily. but because it ia a horse anf
cattle medicine of great potency. Ab t
Substitute for sweet oil for horses nne
cattle affected by colic it far surpass*
anything that can be administered.
lliat Splitting Headache
"NA-DRU-CO" Headache Wafers
Gin quiet'sure  relief, and we nraitN ther emtee*  astNM
harmful lo to* been er nertom eyetetn.   36c. a tea, al *l «nM *^_
Nation*] Drag and Chemical Ca. ol Cased*, L
HOOSIER PRESS DRILLS
Plant at an even depth
Conserve the moisture In tho soil
Insure a food crop
HOOSIEB PRESS DRILLS .-onsorve tht moisture In Uo Mil, because they pack the earth over tho seed wben it Is sowo. Thia ts why
tbo Northwest farmers are more certain of a food erop. The Uooaier
gets the seed In the fround at an even depth and covers it Tha Uooeler
Is Light Draft, haa a positive forco food, never skips, never chokes.
Mas the greatest possible strength and will stand up under Ue aovareet
strains. Absolutely guaranteed. Send for cataiogva, aad fa to jmr
local  dealer and Insist aa seeing the Hooaier.
The American Seeding-Machine Co., Inc.
King and Jamea St.., Winnipeg, Man.
FOR THAT NEW HOUSE
Sackett Plaster Board
The Empire Brands of Wall Plaster
Ifaufisland calj fcj
The Manitoba Gypsum Co., Ltd.
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THB   ISLANDER
Published  every  Saturday  at Cumberland,  B.C., by
Ohmond T. Smithe,
Editor aud Proprietor.
AdT.rtuing raifi published .lwwh.rc in Um paper.
Bubwripti n ii'Cf <fl '>U per year, p Jniiit ill niivauot
Ilu- uuiu-i    ni    ,..i   uu...   iiiiii- it  ill pulimiiln (ur  view- expif»-i-il by
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MENTAL
SA'LUUU.W, Keb.,  il,   lUll.
what tiie Editor has to say.
From reading various papers and opinions, says tbe
Greenwood Ledge, we have come to the conclusion that the
new tariff between the Canucks and Uncle Sam will ruin
both countries.
The amount of revenue derived in this city last year
from real estate taxes was $3099.75, while $3097.50 was raised from trade licenses.
Of the latter amount the greater proportion was raised
from liquor licenses.
If temporance reformers of the Spencerian type had their
way this revenue would be lost to the city, and would have
to be replaced in some other manner.
It would mean that the taxes of the city would go up,
those with an alcoholic thirst would be supplied with an abundance of wood alcohol and other more or less slow poisons at
a price double that now paid for pure liquor, and many who
are now good law-abiding citizens would become chronic violators of the law.
Psychic and Mystic
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If not
H a Mi rt is?
In either case you should be interested in this
CHANCE OF A  LIFETIME
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Beadnell & Bi
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
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S^a frontages and farming land for sale
FRUIT TREES
Not the Cheapest, but the Best
Apparently because there are some forty cases of small
pox in Vancouver the police of this city have received word
from the Provincial Health Department that every man, woman and child in this city must be vaccinated.
One writer in this province in commenting upon the dangers of this tilthy practice recently, had this to say :
"We bow to medical superstition when we permit ourselves and our children to be tilled with pus from a sick cow
iu order to believe that we can dodge the smallpox by so doing. Vaccination is one of the dirtiest and most dangerous
delusions that has ever been foisted on a fear-stricken human-
ty."
Before any citizen of Cumberland is foolish enough to
submit to being vaccinated we would like him to know what
the British Medical Journal lias said with regard to mt. subject : "in uudiiioii to the fact that people are often ill atter
vaccination, it is important to remember that people die after
the operation, il' noi from the diseuse itself, at leust from its
sequela, notably erysipelas."
It id also a well established fact that syphilis, cancer, lock
jaw and other diseases can be traced in numerous cases to vaccination.
We will quote from a famous specialist on the first mentioned of these diseases as follows : "it is impossible for the
most careful doctor to tell wheu syphilis is present in vaccine
lymph."
Another great surgeon, Sir Thomas Watson describes the
danger as "a ghostly risk."
Another authority says, "a large proportion of the cases
of apparently .. herited syphilis are really vaccinal."
Catalogue Free
Vancouver Island Nursery Co.,
Ltd.
Somenos, V.I.
Miss Billie Dare
with Mental.
Opera House To-Night
Carrying a fall line of the very best
Clocks,
Watches
and Jewellery
Also a
BOOKSTORE IN CONNECTION VITH THE BUSINESS
The present owner is making lots
of money, but will sell at a sacrifice
on account of
AGE AND ILL HEALTH
Will sell on the buyers own terms
The building and lot are also for
sale cheap, or will rent on reasonable terms
Full particulars may be learned
by communioating with
i.
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Cumberland, B.C. ..-. .rJMiyJJfctffHiB**
THE ISLANDER CUMRHHUND. 11.0.
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THE BIG STORE
GREATEST
.'Clearance Sale*.
in the History of Cumberland
gypeciaf   prices
Special Prices on all Rubbers, Hip  Boots,  Shoes,  Ladies'
Skirts and Coats, Men's Hard and Soft Felts,
Clothing, Dress Goods, etc.
OUR TABLES ARE CROWDED WITH
BARGAINS
Thli is a Genuine Offer  We Do What We Say   All Goods Mark-
in Plain Figurei  NO GOODS EXCHANGED  Come With the
Crowds  Our Grocery Dept. is stocked with the Choicest, We
would appreoiate your order and Guarantee Satisfaction.
Simon Leiser
& CO. LTD.
DWT"w«*?"MT ID. O. E^dZDZHl
The Russell
AUTOMOBILE
The only Car Made
in   America   with
the "Silent Knight
Valveless Engine,"
Also made in valve
. . . style . . .
Cleveland, Brantford. Massey-Harris, Ferfeot and Blue Flyer Bicycles; Fairbanks Morse Gas Engines; also the Moore Gasoline
Lighting Systems. Oliver Typewriters. Repairing of all kinds.
Bicycles, Sewing Machines, Guns, etc.     Scissors anil Skates ground.
Rubber Tires for Baby Carriages.    Hoops, or Tubs
THIRD STREET, CUMBERLAND.
IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING A
s
BUY A SINGER
The BEST Machine on the Market
and sold on EASY TEEMS   	
JEFSON BROS., Dlstrlot Agents, Nanaimo, B. C
C. Stgrave, Local Iteiiresentative, Cumberland, B. C.
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Handles property of all kinds  Imi
Farm.*, Ranches, Fruit Lands  £§fl|
n the Upper Country for sale.
Insurance Agent ch Conveyance^
onn* house
Visits' PV v\t ffy'W & Vlt tAi/'—J. Pi> vj> fi.^. ai,:
tOURTENAY
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.J. Coll..
"Leading Tobscco King."
Better known as
"LONG WILLIS"
Dealer In Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
i^ Billiard Boom ia connwition
If you wish to iimke your piano or
furniture appear juat like new, try a
Uiitle of Hoyle'a Piano and Furniture
Piilinli. It iii an exceptionally good
poliali anil you will uot ute any other
afler having tried it ouce. 11 is put
up in 7Sc ami 11.25 bottle.—For Kale
by ('has S'grave at "the Inlander" ollie
Cumberland
P. PHILLIPS HARRISON
Barrister,  Solicitor   and !
Notary Public.
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W. MERRIFIELD, Prop.
The finest hotel in the city.
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Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Good
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
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H. M. Beadnell,
Comox, B. C.
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Agent for E & N.
Lands
Comox  District.
176.00 DOLLARS REWARD.
The shore will be paid to th. pannn
giving information whioh Imd. to thr
conviction uf the party or partie. who
ahnt and killed my mar. oolt on th. night
of Sept., 4th, in tb. vicinity of my 8. E.
corner poet. Addreu, J, Lawranc, Ky.
Bay, Comoi, B. 0.
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GENERAL   BLACKSMITH
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
-CORNER STORE
THIS IS THE WEATHER FOR
Rubber Footwear
Gum Boots
IN KNEE, SPORTING and
HIP LENGTHS
J. N. McLEOD
C. H. TARBELL
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
etc.
AGENTS   FOR
The  McClary  Manufactuing  Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
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AT THE
FURNITURE STORE
"W\AXiIi PAPBE
A FULL RANGE OF PATTERNS and PRICES
Onr stock of CHEFFONIERES, SIDEBOARDS, TABLES,
... CHAIRS, COUCHES, eto. etc., ls oomplete ...
A special sal* of LINOLEUMS and CARPET SQUARES
... during February ...
"The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.O
Pilsener Beer
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
s=Best on the Coasts
Pilsener Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
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Valentine   Dance
Cumberland  HaU
February 14
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF
THE PYTHIAN SISTERS
THE IIEIII E1LP HOTEL
JAMES WALTERS,
PROPRIETOR
; THE POOREST OF WINES, LIQUOR & BEER
ALSO THE BEST OF CIGARS.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, B. C. THE ISLANUHR, (.MiMURUliAND, B.O.
Do You Value Your Health
Regulate and Cluauso your System
Spring cleaning does not answer tin
body. Tin' prime element tn tbe main
tenance or lu tbo reei very of bealtb i.
activity of liver, kiduevs ami skin. Nol
occasionally Imt only by weekly Btlmu
lutiiin of these iiiiii-:iuris enn polsona
waste rnattor, and accumulations within
tbo body be drawn "in so thai Hi.' blood
and inward parts bo purified nnd kept
TrkoloBome. Dr. Hamilton's PUls arr
the mildosl laxative medicine known;
thoy purify the blood, fortify tin' activ
ity of liver and kidneys, increase tho
eliminating power of tho skin and create a general feeling or' well-being—thc
outccrmo of wholoaomo conditions within. Dr, Hamilton's Pills are a goneral
tonic to the digestive system; thev ro
stoic functional effectiveness to nil tin1
organs of socretlon and contribute in
this wax- enormously t<< tin1 stability of
health, '
Por genoral  family use in all cu
of biliousness,   bad   blood, Indigoatlon
and disordors ol tin' Btomach, Dr. Ham
Uton's i'ills hnvo - ml,   Sold in yel
low boxos, -or, all dealors, or The i a
tarrhi tone Co., Kingston, Canada.
THB SUICIDE OF A SCORHON
1JLINV believed that tin- scorpl
piorcod his body with bla Btlng
when ringed about with flro. This
ancient idea lias boon Bubstantiuted by
ii pries! stationed on tin' [aland t/f Rod
rlguoz, off iin- ,-ast coast ot' Africa, who
proved its truth liy placing a voung
scorpion within a largo clrclo of lighted
charcoal. Hardly imd th.' insert been
sot at liberty when he ran Btraight forward until rime to the burning wull of
charcoal. Then lie turned aud ran in
the opposite direction. When stopped
by the wall ol* flnifio he came to a halt
aiul plunged Ins ating into his nock. He
struck but one blow, but that one was
a deep, determined thrust.   As he Btruck
he worked his tnil as ;i euWder Wi/rltS
an awl when piercing a hole in hard
leather. Then the (ail relaxed and tho
insect died without a movement, almost
Instantaneously. The little drama lifted less than a minute.
A WELL-KNOWN public man was
JjL travelling nver a line of railway
with whieh ho was unfamiliar.
At. n certain point tbe road passes a fertilizer factory, the odor from which is
offensive. It is particularly disatrree-
tblo to a lady who is compelled to make
the journey daily. As a protection
from the obnoxious atmosphere, she is
accustomed to carry a bottle of lavender salts,
As the train approached the factory,
sho produced the phial as usual, un-
stoppered it, nnd applied it to her nostrils. Presently the odors from the
factory began to permeate the cur.
The man endured it. as long as he felt
that he could. At last, he rose to his
feet, and, approaching tho lady, said
in his moBt polito manner:
"\Iadam.  may I  request you  lo replace  tnr  ..uopper  ..\  that  bottle?"
*    *    a
JOHNNIE POE, one of the famous
Princeton football family, and incidentally n ureal nephew of
Edgar Allan Pue. was a general in the
army of Honduras in one of their recent
wars. Finally, when things began to
look blacli wilh peace and thn American
general discovered that his princely
pay when translated into United States
money was nbout sixty cents a day, he
Btruck for the coast." There he found
a United States warship and nsked for
transportation home.
"Sine.'' the commander told bim.
"We'll be glad to have ynu. Come
aboard whenever you like nnd bring
your luggage."
'"[hanks,'' said I'oe warmly. "I'll
sure do that. I only have fifty-four
pieces."
"Arhat!" exclaimed the commander,
•'what dn you think I'm running—a
•freighter?''
"Oh, well, you needn't get excited
about, it," purred I'oe. "My (ifty-fnur
pieces consist of one pair of rioeks and
a puck of playing-cards."
Storyettes
Dr.MartersFeroale Pills
SEVENTEEN YEARS IDE STANDARD
PrWrlbtd  »nd  recommenrtpd   for  *i in'i  all-
mcTiU, r iol»nttfli iM» pi i trrl remi I; • ■! proven
worth. Tha rwuilti from iMr me i i *\we* ami
permanent,   Vat   ■ ■ at .   '  ■   -'■ r< ■■
RKECHKISS   IEURALGIA
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tearing ll dry und dent.  Ittwultwlfl    l
faith unnetN. • ■■    Ask y ' tn Ltrl liom
li.'iM •■■/... 5:.1 ■:: . /. bottle m druirgli
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a., t.i,
WE were waiting Cor the elevator to
come down," said a commercial
traveller, "after discussing tbe
probability of an aeroplane's crossing
the Atlantic within n year, when, just
as the cage was about to ascend one of
the party said, 'I'll bet ton thousand
dollurs it won't be done—and tbo ele
Wltor boy took him up."
IN a great deal of trepidation a diffident young man called at the otlice
i.f   the   fattier   of  the   girl   be   WUS
smitten wilh, and Btnminerod:
■ ■.Sir, 1—1—pardon me. but I want
to marry your daughter."
"1'inluisy; go nnd aeo lier mother,
j'oung man,'' said the father,
" | have already aeon hcr mother, and
I nt ill wi»li to marry your daughter."
A MODERATELY   fond   father   dia.
covored bis young hopeful read
iug a dime UCrvol.
"Unhand me, villain 1 *J the detected
boy thundered, "or there will be blood-
Bhedl"
'"No," "said the father grimly, tightening lill bold on his son's collar. "Not
blobdlhod- woodshed."
TWO  young  lovers  in   a   goO'l-night
embrace in the entrance hall were
surprised by 'be girl's elder sister
coming in.
"We were seeing which is the taller," the young man explained in some
confusion.
You are about ten inches taller,"
said the slater, "and she is at least tea
shades   redder  than   yen."
CEBTAIN Buffalo man sent bis son
out to get a morning paper, to
learn   tae   news   of   tbe   recent
United States election.
The boy—a lad old enough to be in
the   night   school—returned   with   the
paper, the headline of which read:
"Pendulum  swings back  bard."
"Well, whnt's bappeuedt" said thc
father.
"Why, Pendulum's elected," said the
messenger.    "Who's Pendulum!"
#    • . e
IS that you, dear!" asked  a  young
husband   ovor  the  telephone.    "1
just called  up  to say   that    1 'm
afraid 1 won't be able to get home to
dinner to-night, as I am detained at thc
otlice."
"Vou poor dear," answer.-.1 the wife
sympathetically, "I don't wonder. I
don't see how you manage to get anything done at all with that orchestra
playing in your office.   Good-night!"
ONK of bis friends ouce ashed Mr.
Darwin's gardener about his master's bealtb. and how he had bcen
lately,
"Ohl" he said, "my poor master has
been very sadly, I. often wish be had
something to do. He moons nbout in
the garden, and I have seen him stand
doing nothing before a flower for ten
minutes at a time. If be only had
something to do I really believe he
wuuld bo better."
SOON after tbe arrival of his first
baby, his wife went upstairs oue
evening and found him standing
by the .side of the crib and gazing earnestly al the child. .She was touched
by the sight, aud tears filled bor eyos.
Her arms stole softly around bis neck
as she rubbed her check caressingly
against his shoulder, fie started slightly at the touch.
" Darling! " he murmured dreamily,
"it is incomprehensible lo me how they
get up such a crib as that for ninety-
nine cenls.''
4 >.'  Knglish writer tells this story:
A.       I knew at Oxford the new King
of Siam, young Vajiravudh, twenty ■fomth  of  the  late  C hulalongkoru's
ninety children.
Vajiravudh was a pleasant, hospitable lad, but not a very brilliant stu-
leut. 1 remember his saying to me
one nighl:
"Dine with me to-morrow at the
Mitre, will you?"
"Can't, old man," I answered, "I
am going to see ' Hamlet.' "
" iJring him along," said Vajiravudh.
ANIGHT CLERK in a hotel sat dozing ut his desk at about one a.m.,
when  a  man  in evening clothes
came in ns if laboriously trying to walk
a crack, and said:
"I'm Ferguson—key to Room 44,"
The K'test disappeared in the direction of his room, one flight up. In a
few minutes a man in his shirtsleeves,
wilh a flattened hat on the side of his
head, and with one shoe ou a foot and
the other in his hand, came iu and said
to  lhe  clerk:
'•I'm Fershon—key to for'for'."
"Mr. Ferguson just took bis hey nnd
nent   up."
"Mr,   Fershon jusl   fell out  window
V left key inside. Kindly leitune have
'nother." '
TH E court room was crowded. A wife
was Becking divorce on tbe ground
of   oxtroi Tielty    and    nuuslvc
treatment. Guns, axes, rolling-pins and
stinging Invectives seemed to Iuue played a prominent part in the plaintiff's
married life,
The husband was on the stand, undergoing a gruelling cross-examination,
The examining attorney said:
"Vou have testified thnt your wife
on one occasion threw cayenne popper
in your face. Now, sir, kindly tell us
what  you did on that occasion."
The"witness hesitated and looked confused. Everyone expected tlmt. he was
about tn confess to snme shocking net
of cruelty. Hut their hopes wero shattered when he finally blurted out:
" f sneezed."
DOBINQ the recent campaign in
Maine, Asher Hinds, who waa running for Congress from the First
Congressional District, was speaking to
a small audience in one of the fanning
communities. In an offhand manner
he asked whether there was a Democrat in the room. When no one responded to the question Mr. Hinds
remarked Uiat it wns no disgrace for
a man tn be an honest Democrat, adding that if there wns one in the room
he  would   like  to  hove, bim   show  bis
After a liltle wait a slow moving
and lengthy man deliberately unfolded
himself, as though he were a big three
jointed rule, and in measured words
announced that ho was a Democrat,
M r. Hinds, in his suave manner,
said lhat he would like to ask hint one
question.    Il  was this:
" Why aie nhu a  Democrat!"
"Well," replied the farmer, "my
grandfather was a Democrat and my
lather was a Democrat, ami I am 'a
Democrat.''
"That," saiil Mr. Hinds, "is tnd a
very good reason tor a mau's party
] i reference. I wonder—personalities
aside—if your father and grandfather
had been fools, what would yon be?"
The mnu looked Mr. Hinds all over.
"I   suppose,"   ho   drawled   out,   "1
should have been a Republican."
#    .    *
A CERTAIN    Dr.   0    was   once
reading a very strenuous paper on
total  abstinence before  a  clerical
club (ho the story goes), when the on-
lertaiuer went out to tell his wife how
many she was to provide for at wii|i|ior.
"What nre they ddtlgt" she asked
and was told Ihe subject of the eftsav.
"What sball 1 dot" she cried. "Here
I hnve brandlod ponchos and it Ik too
late lo make ti change."
"Make uo change," said ber husband.    "It will be  all  right."
The essayist had the posl of honor
al the right of the lady of the house,
and she presented him witb a dish of
the pouches. After a wliile sho said to
him:
"Dr. 0 . won't you allow me to
give you some more of these peaches?"
"Thank you!" he replied. "They
are excellent!"
A   little   later   she   said:
" Dr.   (.' ,   may   1.   not   give   you
anolher  peach?"
" Xo, thank vou," be said apologetically, "but I will take a littlo more of
the gravy!"
«    »    *
JESTING about railways of the South
t) is rather an overworked profession. Before mason jarring the
crop, however, let Senator Burton of
Ohio have the floor.
' 'Speaking of railways," he says,
"the ultimate word, in my experience,
was a 'limited' on which 1 travelled in
Georgia last summer. At a point
where wo wero making onr greatest
speed, a man stood nt the side of th
track with a moving picture machim
and I leaned out of the window am
called to him:
" 'How are you getting on?'
"He stopped turning the crunk, and
spoke with an expression of deep dis
gust.
" 'It don't  seem to bo no use,'  he
said.    'Hold your bead still, please.    I
want  to take a  time exposure.' "
#    *    *
PROFESSOR TURNER had bcen
spending tho Christmas vacation
in Egypt to supervise the erection
of a telescope at Holouan. Gapt. Lyon,
who was in charge of the instrument.
said that he had found that at noon
every day a gun was fired, and was
anxious to know how the system worked. Accordingly, he interviewed the
gunner and asked bow he knew when to
give fhe signal.
"Oil,  I  look at my watch," said the
'' .Mul how do yon correct your
watch?" asked the captain.
" I take it to the maker in Cairo
aad he tells me the error."
Forthwith Capt, Lyon Interviewed
the watchmaker and asked him How he
checked the error of the watch.
'' I get the correct time from tbe
gun,"  said   tlmt  simple   craftsman.
And thus lime was told in Egypt.
conformation, aud is generally as use-
la1, It Is only ou acoount of the pre
vailing idea that tin- thoroughbred is
useful only as a racing machine that his
pi iee suffers in comparison with his near
relative, the harness horse. When racing is under a cloud the price is nf
Cected. At present harness horse racing
enjoys the bright sunshine.
DURING the recent meeting at l'hue-
nix, Arizona, Will Durfee drove
the black pacing stallion Gopa de
Oro a mile in 1,50; and while it was
without doubt a brilliant performance,
ir by no means constitutes a record.
S| ilk lhat does not keep M. \V. Savage
and his press agent, M. E, Dur risen,
from being jealous of the performance,
Savngo is the owner of a string ot fast
pacers. Minor Heir, George Gann, Hedge
wood hoy, and Lady Maud t!„ that have
been giving exhibitions during the pusl
season, and while any one of thc four
pacers named would doubtless beat Gopa
ile pro iu a race of mile bents, three
in live, Harrison, acting for his employ
er, protested against Ihe mile gninjj on
record, on the ground thut for part of
tlte distance lhe runner or prompter was
directly ill front of tne pacer. Whether
this Is true or not matters but little,
for il is ad m it led that tbere was no
wind shield attached to Ihe pacemaker's
sulky, and as Savage is tin- owner of
Dan' Dutch, 1.56M. the world's champion pacer, it seems unreasonable thai
eil her he nr his press agent shuuld be
ffWdgO Copa oe Oro's owner what Utile
honor there would be resulting from the
horse's Phoenix perfnrinnnce.
Verily the green-eyed monster looms
up also in the horse game.
The Horseman
rADV Brant is a trotter that has
J rapidly come to the front during
the past year, and one that may
reasonably be expected to improve. Tbis
mare is by the noted sire, Dr. John, tlmt
was owned by the late R. C. Stinson at
Brantford, and out of a daughter of
Geneva, 8,1134, the latter well known
throughout Canada and the United
States. Geneva was also owned by Mr.
Stinson at one time, and later became
the property of Mr. 0. A. Burns of Toronto, by waom he wns sold for export.
Lady Brunt is owned by Aid, Samuel
McBride, president of the Toronto Driving Club, an enthusiastic amateur reins-
man. in fact, the alderman would rather
be iu the sulky than have a turkey dinner. Ho loves his horses as companions,
and has the utmost confidence in Lady
Brant, and from what has been seen of
this mure hereabouts, this confidence is
not likely to be misplaced.
Lady Brant is a well-made animal. In
conformation and color she resembles
Geneva very much, and the earnest wish
of the alderman V friends is that she
develops into n trotter equally as good
as Geneva was.
COMPARING the figures of the recent sale of thoroughbred stoek
whieh took place al Lexington,
K\\. with tbe sale of standard brofls,
thnl was held al Madison Square Garden. New Vork, there is a vast difference in lavor of tho harness horse. At
Lexington during the line- daya of fhe
Bale, ;ils horse! were Bold for $48,230,
making an average of -i-*!*> 1 .*WJ for the
lot. At New Ymk 700 head sold for
$319,655, an average of $415 per head.
Some difi'erence. The reason for this
vast difference is obvious. The racing
of thoroughbreds is confined to narrow
bounds, D is limited to a very small
number of tracks compared with those
whore harness horse racing exists, and
while it is popular with the people it is
a sport that has been badly handled.
.Tust as it is enjoyable to watch field
sports of all kinds, so it is to watch
horses race, ft is only the conditions
that surround the sport of horse racing
that keep tho general public from becoming interested. Those conditions cnn,
and will, be removed in time, Imt it will
take timo to bring about the change.
From a commercial standpoint there
is no reason why young thoroughbreds
should not bring ns much nt auction a
young standard-breds. The one is as
useful as fhe other. The average thoroughbred is as heavy as the average
standard-bred.     He equals the latter in
ODD WAYS OF MAKING A LIVING
IN addition to being tbe life of trade,
the compel iiion that has grown
more uud more ueated in every
channel of business activity during the
last few years has proved' itself to be
tho life*giV0r, or mother, of a number
of queer sustenance-gaining professions.
In witness whereof, and by way of
primary concrete illustration, there is
"Cinder Kila," as she is best, known—
an aged woman with a knack cf removing cinders from one's eyes, who ekes
out her living in lhis fashion in the
downtown section of New York. The
curb market traders are ber most lucrative patients, and it is said her revenue
sometimes amounts to a dollar and a
half n day.
Near the Five Points, iu lower Now
York, there is nn undertaker who. having failed to gain a living through ordinary undertaking methods, has had
better financial luck since he inaugurated what he calls "home burials." The
section in which his shop is located is
inhabited by Chinese, Italians, and persons of half a dozen other nationalities,
and when one of these dies the undertaker gives hiin a burial ceremony as
nearly like thnl uf his own poople as he
can. The ceremony goes t>ratis with the
price of the casket, which is collected
from the relatives of the departed.
The so-called "window vaudeville"
performers are another result of the
competition that drives individuals to
make a living in odd ways. The com
ly woman attired in a bathing-suit who
"demonstrates" a patent shower-bath
in the window of one of the New York
drug stores, the young man who gets six
dollars a week for showing the passing
crowds tbe way to manipulate a new
style of easily-tied neckwear, nnd the
woman whn sits in a shop window demonstrating on her own bare feet the
relief-giving effect of a certain brand
rd' talcum powder, are illustrations. One
>f the oddest of all the moro recent
'window vaudeville" performers is a
man who disguises himself to reprosenl
Theodore Roosevelt and who gets
eight dollars a week for standing in a
shop window back of a placard that announces prizes for any passers by who
o able to detect the slightest movement in his rigid body.
A score or more nf different so-called
human dolls" have followed the footsteps oi the Roosevelt mnn in their effort to gain a livelihood by posing in
tore windows. Following the vidory
of Johnson in the fistic arena at Reno,
negro buys liy the hundred swarmed
nto Coney Island to take advantage of
the fifty cents a day increase in pay that
was advertised by those in charge of
the booths where five cents allows one to
throw three bulls at a negro's head. So
great was the popularity of this amusement on the part of the white brethren
at this particular time, that manv hnrd-
up negroes availed themselves of the
mean's thus afforded to make a living. '
The man iu evening clothes who Hash
s out the name of a certain brand of
liquor on his transparent shirt-trout ns
he saunters down tbe street bv night
is an, oddity in quest of a living not
less queer than the man who recently
advertised in the London Times. that,
for a small remuneration, he would impersonate any wealthy mun who eared
lo engage his service1*, and in his disguise would meet all the "cranks" whn
mighl come to bother said wealthy man.
"I can save mv client's time and maybe   Ins    life." 'the   advertisement    was
worded.
In Chicago, there was chronicled the
case not long ngo of a man who was
earning his living, at the rale of ubout
four dollars a week, by getting tips
from men whose hats he ran after ut a
particularly windy comer of. one of the
busiest seel ims of lhe city. And there
is an uged woman in Philadelphia who
ekes out a living by loitering around
the walks nf Fairtiunint Dark and mend
ing the dolls and toys of the little girls
who go lliere for their daily airing. She
carries a eemonl preparation wilh her,
and her income is estimated nt about
five dollars a week.
THE VICISSITUDES OF A PIOTURE
THERE is a certain Scottish picture
that has undergone striking viciB
situdes of fortune.
Tn 1834 the work wns presented tn
Bishop Carruthers as a testimony of
gratitude It was the sensation of the
year at the Royal Scottish Academy. Tt
was engraved in mezzotint by Hodgetts,
The Best Liver Pill.—The action of
the liver is easily disarranged, A sudden chill, undue exposure to the elements, over-indulgence in some favorite
fond, excess iu drinking, are a few of
the causes. Hut whatever may be the
cause, Pnrmeloe's Vogetable Pill* enn
be relied upon ns the best corrective
that cnn be tnken. They nre the leading Uver pills and they have no superiors nmong such preparations.
and the print enjoyed prenoiuenal popularity, lhe plOturo itself became part
nf lhe altar piece of the Roman Catholic
Church in Lothian Street, Edinburgh,
During the seventies lhe Catholic com*
limn ity moved to n new church. The
canvas of the altar piece was tolled up
and left lying in the schools, where il
was eventually forgotten. When thickly
on crusted with dirt, the whole thing was
sold for a trifle to a broker, who thoughi
so Utile of his prize that for a lime he
used il as a tarpaulin, covering an out*
house with it,
A travelling showman made a hid for
the canvas, thinking it would do tn nr
nainent the front of his booth, but he
*.id not get it. A last indignity was
contemplated by tbe broker, who was
seriously considering the advisability of
cutting off the heads ami making of
them pictures of a convenient size for
selling, when an art collector spied the
treasure und secured it for a small mini.
The church authorities mnde vigorous cl'
forts to recover the mastorplecO, when,
after careful resloral inn, the value of
lhe picture was disclosed. Their etforts
were without nvail, however, fnr the sale
had beeu a  valid one.
NAMES AND EPONYMS
THERE is a story tu lhe efi'ect that
Brougham, on being chaffed by the
Iron Duke us a man whose name
would go down to posterity as a great
lawyer and Btatesmau, but whn would
be best known by the name of the carriage that bad been christened after
htm, retorted that the Duke's name
would no doubt be handed down to future generations as that of a great gen
eral, but that he would be best remem
bered by reason of a particular kind
of boot named afler hint. This Utile
story serves to illustrate the fact thut
many names, illustrious and otherwise,
are saved from oblivion by comparatively trivial circumstances,
it is probable, for instance, that sailors will never let die Admiral Vernon's
nickname "Old Grog," derived from
his brooches, which were of grogmni,
but applied to the rum that the Admiral
ordered to be served out to them.
Tlio name nf anothor drink—negus—
has survived from the time of Queon
Anne, when it wns the favorite beverage of one Colonel Negus,
.More common, however, than either
of the above, is the name "sandwich,"
which commemorates the Lord Sandwich
who invented it as a means of taking
a husfv lunch while engaged in his duties at the Admiralty.
Certain towns and districts, such as
Xeres, Oporto, Champagne, and Bnrguu-
ry, are probauly best known through the
productions named after them.
Cayenne is probably better known
*.,itside France for the red pepper it
produces than for being the locality to
which (''reach convicts are transported;
while the town of Cognac, in France,
owes its celebrity solely tu the brandy
distilled from its grapes.
Cologne is, perhaps, more famous for
its manufacture of eau de cologne than
for its splendid cathedral. Spa. in Bel
gium, has provided a common name, applicable to most inland watering-places,
Earache, Toothache!
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Fifty years ago Nerviline was used
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nda among pain relieving remedies —
scarcely a home you can find thnt
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From Port Hope,
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Guide newspaper
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line in our home, nud not for the world
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idd Folks yotl can rub it on ns a lini
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Wherever there is pain, Nerviline will
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markings nod loud, discordant
voices, nro favorite pots both here
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In many respects theso animals of
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They follow their owners like dogs; they
are exceedingly affectionate and insist
upon attention, und thoy mow loudly
and constantly, as if trying to talk'.
They liavo more vivacity* and less dig
nity than usually falls" to tho lot of
cats.
In color they vary from pale fawn
through shades of brown to chocolate,
There nre two varieties, tho temple eat.
and the palace cuts, tho principal dif
forenee between the two being that the
palace breed is darker in color.
A OOOD EYE LOTION
A goad oy« lotion, suitable for all
simple cases of inflammation of the eycB,
is mndo by diluting witch hazel with nr.
equal part of water and soaking a bit
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laid oo the eyelid nnd kept moist by the
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Comfort for tho Dyspoptic—There ir
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4
FOR Old Cruteher perseverance was
neither u virtue nor euphemism;
it was a mania, barren of praise
and productive of sculling. In tho beginning lie had minded the jiboy; by
the time he was sixty-five he had been
long inured, even feeling grateful for
them in a way, Por ho was no inventor, and eau one who fashions things
Quito new escape obloquy! Is not slander, indeed, lhe tribute of the vulgarians to ability; The admission of genius! The truest, albeit unconsciously
rendered, honor  lo  In-  expected f
"Some tiny " he would mutter to
himself, philosophically if vaguely,
when he had gained Ills little room after
running the gannllet of gamins. "Some
dnv   -V'
He had been comforting himself wilh
those words, pregnant with future re-
Qompe^se, for a scoro of yoars now.
The ehildreii who ha.I followed him in
the first, days of his labor, bubbling
ridicule after the fashion of balies in
the street, had begot another generation, that elii tl ed him now with more
vehemence fur the Instinct that wns
tholt* heritage. Only to eliildren is such
» game ever fresh.'
For two decades hurried by doubters,
his own fnith in himself had thrived
and flourished the lustier boOBUBO of his
lack of someone with whom to share it.
Carefully he luul nourished it from the
moment lie llrsi became engrossed in;
his problem; wilh nil the force ot* his'
will hail he preserved that faith through!
disappointment, till .finally there wus no
longer need for him to guard it; so
powerful had it grown that il overmastered the mnn, forking bim on in spite
of defeat, gripping and swaying him as
can only a passion. There was no retreat for Cruteher now.
His mania was perpetual motion.
"An* how's the maehiue to-dayf"
Asked the Irish woman on thc second
tloor as Cruteher passed her open door,
the uneven boards creaking beneath his
steps. It was always the machine, and
aot thn mau, t hat people asked of,
Cruteher himself had forgotten the man.
"It's getting nlong, thank you," he
answered. "It's very slow work, ymi
know. Itut then, big things can't be
lone in a day.''
The old man spoke glibly, because he
hud been making mueh (lie same answer through many years: ho spoko
with n touch of gaiety, for ho was ever
pleased to find one who would talk of
his invention. Thin the irishwoman
knew. Nevertheless, her charity was
limited to one question on wash day.
"Sure, an' I'll bet that's y'r dinner
in th' bag," she saitl reprnuehfully,
going to the door and pointing to his
smalt package with a great, square
hand, red and puckered by hot water
"Now, whv don't vou tnke euro 0;
y'rsilf, Misthor Cruteher? Thot's in
way tor a 111011 to ate; I got a bit 0
soup left on the stove here—you tako
some of it." She turned back and
ladled out a heavy fluid info a cracked
pinti'. "Thero, thot's good fr what
nils ve.   Take itl" she commanded,
Cruteher obeyed. He carried the plate
very ear. fully to the fourth floor, spilling only a tew drops, but. his room
gii'iied, he set it down und forgot it in
,'oiitemplation of his machine.
The room wa.s in front oftt rear tenement, its one window giving out ou a
vista which ended, tweutv feet awav,
wilh the back of the bmise that fronted the street. Xo other outlook had
Cruteher; iu that room he lived and
worked, leaving it only to buy his
meagre meals or, rarely, for a stroll to
the square near by. As a rule, the per
seen tion of the children spoiled these
little excursions, which to rhe inventor
had tlio inl'requency and all the importance of holidays. The room was not
quite square. Large irregular stains
were the sole decoration of the plastered walls save for a two-foot shelf, on
which were n bottle of oil, a book dealing with mechanics, ami a few stray
tools. Almost opposite the door was a
small, full-bellied conl stove—a forge
as well—its pipe running into the chimney behind it, which ale into the scanty
space of the room. In the corner farthest from the window was a cot, with
its soiled linen aiul a quilt Whose grimy,
Hiotted cotton showed through rents,
lying as they had been tossed by Cruteher that morning. At the foot of the 4tot
was a large soap box. standing on end
and furnished with shelves in the form
of n cupboard. (Iu its top stood a big
pitcher; a wash-basin was on the floor
beside it. Crutcher's dishes were strewn
in an irregular line along the mnntel-
piece in bnck of the stove. Straddled
nver a small box, half filled with coals
and kindling wood, wasih chair. Direct-
ly under the window* was Crutcher's
work table, plain ami strong, battered
and grimed. At one corner was clamped
a vise; nbout tt Word strewn lords, nuts,
holts, odds end ends of accumulated
litter
He unlocked the drawer of the table
eveu while he still held the bag. There,
on top of a mass of creased and soiled
papers and mechanic's refuse, was his
pride, his ambition, his hope—the much inc.
tt wns elliptical, r.f steel, no lottgor
than four inches, bound at its circumference with a girdle of bright nickel.
1 It was studded with niehelled screws
snd from each end protruded n pole of
. brnss, tapering almost to u point. In
thnt creation of metal, shining, sinister
looking as an engine of wnr, were
bound and riveted twenty years of John
Crutcher's life; a bauble, in looks the
toy of a child of Mars, it contained tho
ambitions of a human soul and the love
and passion of a mnn.
"My benuty!" Cruteher murmured.
Kternal movement, everlasting life,
embodied in a bit of transient metal—
Crntehor saw nothing ridiculous in that,
ft was well he did not, for mau can do
better, even at the cost of sanity, than
to seo tho absurdity of his reason for
being.
Crutcher's idea was simple. His initial motive power was a spring—a tiny
coil for n man of machines to love.
This acted on a propeller, sunk in tho
belt of nickel. The poles fitted two cups
steel, attached like the bowls of
opium iwpos to a pair of upright rods.
Accurately adjusted, tlu' invention, ouce
started) would run forever—some day.
Cruteher had only to overcome the troublesome friction.
ere is the genu!" saiil the ohl
man, his voice low but quivering with
Ihe ardor of exultation. "Only a little
morel" lie put inlo place the upright
tods. Thou lie wound the spring, ar
ranged   his   invent inu,   uud   started   the
propellor.   "Ah!   That's it!   (io it!"
he cried excitedly, as it whirled rapidly,
giving torth a shrill hum, the brigh)
studs forming lines almost as si.lid as
the belt about the circumference. II.
knew that, alone, the spring would run
itself out hi twelve minutes. The invent ur took out his watch. He tried In
suppress his enthusiasm. Now and then
he leaned forward, ,U\. face aglow, a-
if he woro tho spectator of a race, "do
it! (io it!" he cried softly again ami
again.
Nine   minutes  passed,   len,  twelve-
and slill fhe machine whirled.    My iiTkI
liv it slowed, lurched nround spasmodically for a bil, ami then stopped, seem
ingly with reluctance.
"Twenty-two minutes nnd a half!"
Cruteher whispered iii suppressed delight. ".\lere bv a full half-minute
than ever liefore."
Thus he was found by his nephew an
lour later.    Crutcher's dinner was still
n his bag, where he had thrown it fr
me side cd' the work-table.    The soup
was  cold,  nnd  on   its  surface  lay an
ing of thick, yellowish fat.
"Hello!" snid  tho youth as ho en
rod the room.
The old man was surprised; the aeph
ew had not. knocked,
"Hollo, Dannyl Tho machine's just
run twentv-two minutes nml a half!
What do you think of that! I've al
most got it, I know. It won't be long
now, and then you'll see! dust a few
more changes; but I know what has to
be fixed.    It won't be long now."
" 'Sthnt so?" was the answer. Manny
was indifferent.   "Fine, ain't it?"
The nephew looked nround Crutcher's
room, then walked across it and sat on
the tangled bedclothes of the cot.
"Yob: twenty-two minutes ami a half,
That's in the stand, of course. Perpendicularly she'll go nearly as long. Come
here; I'll show you. Vou just watch
now.''
With great pride he wound up the
cimtrivanet! again und prepared tu spin
It on the table surface.
"Oh, I ain't got time tonight," objected Danny. "We had a big order
lo get out ami I got stuck at the shop-
got away late. F'd like to see it," he
added, a bit sorry for having caused
the disappointment that was so clear
on the old man's face, "But I got
to meet a felleh in a few minute
He paused tor a moment; then, trying
to convey the impression that the idee
had just occurred to him, he continued
"Oh. suy, did you get yuh pensior
money on time? I'm u bit shy thi:
week a iol I thought maybe -yon c't
help me out.''
He watted anxiously.
"Why, yes. Danny.1' faltered Crutch
er.    " Ymi know, though, it's all 1 gol
And my work takes up n lot
beforo, though they must hnve beeu in
plain Sight. Hut llO found nothing of
vnlue. He picked up Crutcher's Invention, the fruit af tWQ-BOOro years, the
product of much misery. II glistened
prettily, the nickel screws contrasting
wilh the darker Bteel. Danny set il
going ou the tahle, for a lime listening
lo its high pitched hum, ami wondering
what he would do with it. Dut he had
not tbo patience to wait for the whirl
to ond itself; he caught the machine up,
gripping it tight, ami let the propellor
lie out furtively. After he had takeu
I tn his own room, he occasionally
would set the contrivance spinning iis
11 of twenty lour mi miles out of
eternity. Somotlmofl he would set it iu
the upright burs, bul oftouor he did
not boi her, lolling il whirl on Jhe edge
of his ivnsustnnd,
"I wondor whnt good that'll ever do
mo," he would mutter. LOSS frequent Iv
lie wnuhl add, "ID' was a good ohl guy,
anyway." Then Danny would toss the
machine Imen into the drawer of the
wnsiistuml.
By and by he almost forgot it entirely, forgot the potent papers, forgot even
his tiiiclo. 1 nrislmas drew near. Dan
liy, on his way hnme, now a iel Ihen
Mopped to look iu store windows, fen
tooiied, crowded with manv hues and
shapes, some sperklod with hard glitter-
iug imitation snow or tofts r.f oottOU,
all brightly lighted, as brilliant as prosperous saloons. As he gazed idlv at the
display of a toy shop, his eye was
caught by n large placard hung in the
centre of tho pane. "The Latest Xovel-
tv" {it proclaimed) "The Scientific
Wonder of the World, the Auto-Propel
ling Top. Runs Fifteen .Minute Without Slopping. Take One Home to the
Children,   25 Cents."
"Huh!" saitl the youth.    "The old
man did  bettor thnn that by ten
ntes! "
lie road the sign again
ejaculated, " Why, say——
now, thero may "
With  tht; glowing excitement of a
inspiration   Danny   rushed   home.     11
tried   the  perpetual   motion  machine-
it   ran   fur   twenty-four   minutes,     He
read the dusty patent papers.   The next
day he saw a manufacturer,
"There might be something iu it, if
it were made cheap,'' admitted the
business man, figuring as he talked. "In
tin,  ves;  thoro ought to bo monev  in
it."
So tney look Crutcher's machine—his
germ of eternal movement, sinister looking us an engine of war, (he bit of
metal in which were bound and riveted
a score of years of a human lifo and
the love and ambition and passion of
a man, ami of it they made a novelty,
a toy, a plaything of gaudy tin.
—M. B, Levick.
miu
Then   hi
Suppose
liislur
ir fm' nf Hi,.
ul.l Tories, nr Con-
Sl'I'Vlll
iv.-s, fur nm
re democratic ln its
III.'lllll
erahip,    Tli,.
word   "Whig"   is
Btill   s
nllli't inn's use
'I tu describe arlstd-
.•rati i'
members <>i
tin-   tjlbora]   party
wlm   ;
Inherit  tholr
politics trom their
Whig
ancestors,
DOLLS
rHK doll has been use.
holloa I ami coromoul
nations,    lis llrsi um
hip or Incantation, not
amiiBomont,    In certain
I  in the svm-
al rites of'all
i was for wor-
for   juvenile
untries  the
transition from the symbol to the child's
toy was direct, us in Ihe euse of the
dolls uf the Moqui Indians. These, after playing their part, iu the religious
ceremonials, were given lo the children.
In the Island uf Malta children's dolls
always represented different saints ami
are slill culled by saints' names,
l-'rom   remote   times   dolts   have  been
in evidence as symbols, the earliest il
lustration <d' real  religious   symbolism
being found iu ancient Kgypt 'stone tun
thousand 'ears boforo Christ. When
uuy one i.f importance died, there were
placed iu the tomb with him a iiumher
nf doll like figures nf si.oie. w I or clay
called " iishabt i," nr " answerers,''
whose duty it wns to attend upon the
deceased. Tutlav at Ihr rising of the
Nile a .loll is Ihrown Into tbo river fn
bring about a "good Nile." lu former
times it would lime been a human sac
riltce.
As
only
[infill
1 foum
.1:
ANKW sturv of man's struggle wilh
the wild forces nf the frozen North
comes out  in  the account  id' lhe
oust md ion   of  the   Alaskan   Govern
lent telegraph line by the United Statoi
iignnl  corps, as (old  by   \lr. lienrge   K.
" " '    ' The   Seien'tilic   Americia"
Walsh
Supplon
"Alu
Wer,' co
nt.
I the'in
nther p
uui
n	
io while tli
1 Iriumpii i
nsiirmniiiitalde difficulties*1
etl on land  I - ■,. .,,,,( for
'a battled ui.th tho climate
'iils "until their rosourecB
were tn\ed to the utmost,"
e eomplelitiii of lhis line it-
my ways, it shows na\
marionettes dolls muy li
over Europe, but in Chi
, Africa and elsewhere, the detail-
of the performance varying consider
ably, but the general idea of some forn
of moral representation being practical
ly the same. Instances in which a dol
figure nets as the receptacle of the
spirit of the dead, or of a part of it,
exist iu BUCll widely separated places as
China, New Guinea, ami Central Africa.
Dolls   are   perfect   reproductions  in
miniature of the | pie wlio make them,
not only iu type of face, but also as
regards costume,
The-materials employed in the nmnii-
I'lure of dolls vary to a remarkable
extent, those from the Arctic circle bong made of walrus ivory or drift-wood,
those from the Congo of iron, while
others from Central nnd South Africa
dc of gourds. Indian ami Burmese dolls are usually of the rag type
gaudily dressed, and some frum Mexieu
if burnt clay. Special interest attaches tn the dolls of European countries, as iu many instances they illustrate unique and picturesque national
idstumes too often, unfortunately going
mt of fashion.
Corns cause much suffering, but Hol-
loway's Com Cure offers n speedy, sure,
nnd satisfactory relief.
Visit-   11
man  will
order to
it  up the
ot.
Hut
nf  mnlii
-that   i
if
don't want to," said
ggrieved tone, alter a
now," pleaded Crutch
know you're welcome
1 to have you take it.
me other wav HI!
' it  back.    And if
nf
—a  wholi
maybe—
" Well,
the youth in an
while of silence.
"Whv, Danny,
er, hurt.    " Vou
In it.    I M be glni
I  can   make  it  up
you  iit-t  ready It.
you can't Here."
The boy. the son nf his sister, was
his onlv relative, his onlv connection
with   real  life and with  the  past.
Cruteher pulled a thin mil nf bills
from liis pocket. - ,
"ITow much do vou want."' he asked.
"Oh, three dollahs will tht."
"All right, Hnnny; lie a gnod boy.
I wish you eould slay. I M tike to have
yon look at the machine ami toll me
what you think of il, Slie's a little
beauty, eh? Not much more, Datmy.
ami then we'll show Vm."
But the youth, the money safe in bis
pocket, eut the old man short and hurried away.
Cruteher ate the contents of his paper
bag. ami then went back to play with
Ihe germ of eternal motion.
Two weeks later the boy was called
to the bare room. Cruteher lay oa his
cot. The Irishwoman was hustling
about. When Danny entered she gave
him a look fraught with the news of a
crisis—an appealing look tinged with
hopelessness.
Crutcher's voico was thin and his
lone was that of an old man win. feels
that he has not beeu treated fairly and
yet knows the futility of protest.'
"Now. what do you think of this,
Dnnnyf" he asked." "dust when I al
most had it. here 1 nin laid up and 110
one knows how lung I'll be in bod."
He reached out witli one scrawny
hand and picked up Hie machine frmn
where it Iny at his side on the chair.
"And she ran (wentv four minutes
just before T fell ill. ' T found two
screws that needed lixing, und that helped a lot. But now f can 't work it—
isn't, that a shame? fan't it. honest?
But I've almost got it, Danny—just 11
little while nuw."
He stroked the bauble nf bright
metals occasionally.
"A beauty, isn't sho?" he demanded, holding it toward the light. The
laundry hung from the Hues of the
front tenement reflected the sun brilliantly, almost gaily, into tho room.
"If anything should happen—you know
—of course it won't, but if something
should, yon understand, Danny, before
I finish, [ want you to take fh© machine.
The plans are in the drawer. The pat
ent papers are there, too, Tako it.
Danny, and make it your life work.
There's big things in it, boy, big things.
It's yours,"
Cruteher never sat down to his work-
table again. When he died. Danny
examined his room curiously. He rummaged through the table, the soap -bos
cupboard, nnd along the mantel. He
was surprised tr. find many things thai
WHERE CHESS RULES
C1 Ill'iSS is king ju tin- Herman town
' of Strohbeck. All the Inhabitants,
young and old, men and women,
hoys and girls, play at the ancient game
with a skill and assiduity that ara more
than remarkable. Youngsters absorb
the intricacies of Hie royal game just
as they learn their A B C, and the Stroll-
heek child is ever a match for tho average player elsewhere.
1 'hess is taught in the schools of
trulibeek and the pupils carrv chess-
oards as the American school-child oar-
ios Ins satchel nf books. The whole
:nvn breathes an atmosphere nf chess.
uv local shops, and Ihe shop-
lay asitle his chess-board in
ittend to your wauls, ami pick
moment these uro satisfied, to
renew nttoution upon some problem ur
in ccntlnue an exciting game with hts
assistant. At the cafes and other places
of refreshment chess-bnar.ls ami chess
men are provided for the entertainment
of visitors.
Should vnu visit nue nf the old inns
nf the place called "The Chess-Buar.l,"
Ihe genial landlord will shnw yon, slmuld
yOU appear worthy nf the honor, a se
nf chess-men prosonted to it in 1050
Two princes, the story runs, played upoi
lhis board and with these chessmen. Tlu
inscription on the board itself cnnfirni:
all the town's privileges, so that, in a
way, it may be said that the charter of
flic placo if* engrossed upon a chessboard.
The extraordinary popularity of chess
in Strohbeck is accounted for bv a tradition concerning a certain Graf Gunnc-
Ilu who was Imprisoned in a lower there
in the year A.D. UHI. He chalked out
a chess-board on his dungeon floor and
made some rough pieces. Iu lime the
jailer became interested in the Graf's
manoeuvres on the checkered field, and
the two played together. Tho jailer
ultimately taught the game to others,
aud it won a popularity which it has
never Inst in the quaint Herman town.
VOLCANIC SEA-WAVES
OCCASIONALLY   thero   nppears   a
great wave swooping across the
calm surface of the ocean in th
fairest weather and   when  nn wind  i
blowing.    There are few perils of th
sea   to  be   more   dreaded thnn such 1
wave.    Fortunately these aro very rare,
yet more than once n ship has encountered one.   Only a short time ago a ves-
sel of a British line was met, by n wave
of this kind, which rolled upou her like
a wall of water, and, breaking against
her sides, swept the dock  with irresistible  force,  killing one  sailor nnd seriously injuring others.
The cause of these singular waves is
believed to be some disturbance of a
volcanic nature at Hie bottom of the
sea. Volcanoes exist in the ocean as
well as on Innd; in fact, nearly all tip-
volcanoes known are on or near the sen-
coast. Tt is easy lo see that an upheaval
at tho son-bottom may start a billow at
the surface of the water, when we remember that huge waves have been sent
clear across the Pacific Ocean to San
Francisco by voucanlc shakings of the
earth on the border*, of Asia.
The world underwater is not only
Ihreo times as extensive as that which
is covered only with air, but it possesses many of the same great natural phenomena on a scale which is perhaps pro
portionntely vast, but ol whose existence we are only made aware by such
indications as the volcanic ocean waves
lhat ships occasionally encounter.
When  tin- w.ii- In,
'ii it    will
llll'     UUW     llll,'     Mill
iv  Itnmodial
Hu- 11 1 nf cnblo-u
nlliii. nml ,-
ilit!   ships.     Tli,,   1
OOd    wn.   in
strniige way.
"Tin- ooiivoi-tod
iTilisi-r Vui,-
nnpturad   tlio  Spin
lisli  morchai
Rita nil' llm enlist i
ii' Cuba.   Tli
incident nl1 llm w-n
iv may have
nilpl'i'ssinn upoil tin
1 minds nf n
 Effl
Should   he
THE STORK'S TRAVELS
IT has been ascertained, by marking
storks with numbered rings, that
these birds migrate from Kurope to
South Africa for the winter. A number of marked storks have been captur
Od at vnrious [mints in South Africa,
ami Inst spring oue was caught uear
Jerusalem. It had como originally from
Hungary, and was apparently on its
hnme ward journey frmn South Africa,
with fniir companions, This incident is
regarded as sbowlug that storks, in pass
ing between   Kurnpe and  Africa, avoid
crossing ihe Mediterranean Sen, taking
by preference the longer journey by land
around its eastern end. The question yet
remains whether the storks breed during
their winter season in Africa.
ENGLISH PART/ NAMES
1'. 11M name "Unionist," ns now npplied to ono of tho leading parties
of Great Britain, had its origin
in the split of tho Great Liberal party
in 1885-80, over Mr. Gladstone's proposal to grant Homo Rule to Ireland.
Mr. Chamberlain nnd the late Duke of
Devonshire, who were leading lieutenants of Mr. Gladstone, left, the Liberal
party on that issue and formed a coalition with the Conservatives, then led
by Lord Salisbury. The Chamberlain
^roup called themselves "Liberal Un
fonists.'' because thoy were Liberals
wh>». isistod that the union between
GronK Britain nnd Ireland should be
maintained in its present form. The
coalition <*f Liberal Unionists and Conservatives thus came to be known simply as Huionists, and, ns tho coalition
lias continued to the present day, so
has the name.    "Liberal," as applied
t ie nf the political parties of Great
Britain, came into general use in the
Second half of the last, century, after
the several great extensions of the fran
he did not remember ever hnvlng seen'chine had made the old Whig party, tl
CHRISTMAS GIFT
"Christmas gift, Missief" T hear them
yet.
How   the   roses    were    blooming   on
Christmas Day!   ■
And the waves dashed up with the foam
and fret,
On the shingle, like waves on a sum
mor's day.
The dear black people who thronged nn
'round—
Li '1   pickaninny   and   Mammy .lean.
Ami   Uncle Jacob, with bow profound.
And tal)  Aunt Hannah, as proud as
a queen.
"Christmas gift, Missief" with handi
outstretched
And   eager  eves,  and   their   looks  0:
love,
And the presents forth from the great
house fetched,
While the sun laughed dowu through
the cypress grove;
Li'I pickaninny ami  Mammy .lean,
Ami  Missie, a child among them all.
And oh! but the Christinas was glad.  I
ween,
Wilh  its gift
all.
love unto uue uud
e  arc  the  days,  and   the   roses
dend.
The
a   trail  of  trade   wliere  Ilu;
big house atood.
The old sweet  friendship for aye hath
fled,
Like  Mammy dean  and   hor   dusky
brood.
Li'1 pickaninny und nut brown queen.
Vou throng no longer your MiHsin's
door,
Tt would mnke her young if the holly
green
Could   echo  your  ''Christmas   gift,"
once more.
CAVE-DWELLING SNAKES
UNTIL recent times nq reptiles wore
known to hnvo adapted themselves
to existence iu the darkness ot
caverns. Now. however, it is known
that iu the Malay Peninsula a species
nl" coluber inhabits certain caverns,
(Veiling upon the bats.
These cave-dwelling snakes attain a
length of between eight and nine feet,
ami their coloring remarkably resembles
that of the walls of the caverns. The
rock is a yellowish crystalline limestone
traversed with blackish veins, and these
markings and colors are curiously repro
duceil in Ihe snakes, many of which lurk
on the ledges, in the semi darkness, near
the entrances, watching for bats.
whnt rt small body of plucky
Individuals can do in a short time,"
' ll mosl he remembered. Mr. Walsh
reminds um. that prior to the Spanish
Amorlcan \Vnr the United States had
no cable whatever, and the Signal Corps
men Iuoi in. expo rlo ace «ilh cable-ships
nr grappling machines. The world V
cables were han.lied by English, Oor
man,' or French ships and workmen.
nin,
lelv    felt
left  no
aders of
papers; but the Kiln was destined
figure as a most important factor in
fni ure triumphs of peace.
'She was remodelled as a cable ship
and rechristoned the Burnside, lt Is
this ship which has achieved such lasting glory for the Signal Corps service.
After serving as a cable shff> off Ihe
coast of Cuba until the war ended, she
sailed for the Philippine Island
wa.s imperative that cab!
laid along ihe different islands of om
new possessions in the Fnr  Mast, am!
the Burnside pn -ded to reel out linn
dreds of miles of cable.
"Over 2,000 miles of submarine cable
were laid around Manila and the adjacent towns uf the coast. The Burn*
side wns then brought home and finally
commissioned to lay the Alnskan entile.
Altogether, she has laid 1,500 miles of
cable. It is estimated that at the end
of 1004 the United Slates Government
will have iu operation over ;:,i)00 miles
of submarine cables, nearly one-half of
which were laid hy th.- ojd Spanish merchant ship Rita; or, as she is now called, Burnside. This makes our Government the second in the number of miles
of submarine wire laid and owned, exceeding the possessions of Great. Britain
and Ireland by over S00 miles, and about
1,600 miles less than the number owned
by Franco. And this has nil been accomplished within the few years elapsing since the Span ish-American war,
and the Burnside has the glory of doing
most of the work'. Surely the triumphs
of peace sometimes select strange agon
cies for the accomplishment of ends!
"The new all-Anierican Alaskan cable
was laid by the Burnside up the con*
from Seattle to Skagway near the hen
of the Lynn cannl, Branches were ni
to Sitka,'lhe nominal capital of Alaski
and to Juneau, Haines Mission, nud tw
other places along tho coast.
"The Alaskan coast in winter is wild
and rough, with the sea filled wilh great
cakes 0? ice, and even in summer dangerous icebergs float down from the
north. The Huruside encountered great
difficulties in reeling out the cable. And
when her work was finished, the cable
was found to work perfectly, and Washington began to talk with the cities of
Nome,  Juneau,  Sitka,  and   Dawson.
"Meanwhile, strenuous work on land
ivus being performed by the Signal
Corps men, who wore commissioned to
siring wires across country to connect
wilh Hie cable at different points. The
difficulties of this work were in mnny
respects greater than those encountered
on the seas. Here was a wild, uninhal;
ited country. It was thousands of mile
in extent, swept, by blizzards in wintei
and soft anil marshy iu summer, across
which wires had tn he stretched strong
enough to resist the storms of white
and withstand the floods nnd freshet
of tht* stunt summers. The* workmen
liad to carry their supplies of provision!
with them, working weeks an.l months
hundreds of miles away from any base
of supplies. From Kagle to Vahlez thev
followed tho old Government trail -tun
miles iu length; but down the Taiiau:
they broke entirely new, unexplored re
gionB, ami had to string Hie wires over
snow :t dozen feet deep, and thou .return
iu sum mer to erect the poles. I-Yom
Yukon to St. Michael they passed 01
through SlM) miles of the most tnhospil
able country, struggling against bill
zards and storms that threatened tn de
stn.y them. ITp from St. Michael
through   tHo   Tanana,   thev   worked
the heat of a summer that sect	
er than any lhat ever visited the tropics, and then, tn make matters worse,
a forest fire broke out in their rear ami
swept hundreds nf miles of newly erect
ed poles away."
When they reached Norton Sound,
within sight of Nnnte, 11 cnbld across
the BOUud *vas suggested. Hut for siv
months in the year the water would be
fro/en solid, and when the cold winter
came the cable would be snapped like
straw. The only possible solution was
hy wireloss telegraphy:
"So. far up there under the Arctic
Circle, a wireless (olograph station was
established. Long timbers were transported up the const ami across the country for masts to support the wires at
the stations, 'treat quantities of elec
trical apparatus were carried tn lhe
Station, and then the experiment proved
a failure. The impulses across Ihe sound
were so slight that it seemed ns if wireless telegrapoy in that great, cold, north*
eru country had lost Us power. Other
apparatus was shipped, nnd in time the
long Hue tn Nome was completed by
the successful working of this last
stretch.
"With the all-Anierican Alaskan line
completed, tlm question of maintaining
it now comes up fnr solution. In lhe
winter season the awful blizzards nml
snowstorms destroy the telegraph poles
and snap th" wires so that Interrupt Ions
are eomm.m. Relay statu.us have to be
established at frequent intervals, und
repair crews arc ready to hunt: up-troubles   with   the   wire   nt   any   moment.
Those repair crews are providod with
dug-trains or reindeer sleds, and on
these they erOBS miles of frozen country
iu the worst sort of Arctic wealher.
"In the .spring ami summer the snow
tholts rapidly on the Bides of the mountains, nn.l the swollen rivers ami
•dreams inuudale the OOUntry, washing
away poles and tangling fallen wires.
The repair crews must then in their
summer outfits struggle against water,
marsh, mosquitoes, and lullllous of other
annoying insects. Often the ground in
lhe valleys is bo BOfl lhal lhe crew can
1111 eroBJ i" reneh ihe poles,
" I Ion, again, upt/n ihe bh-ak mountain sides, ami in the passes, the wind
attains a velocity frequently nf sixtv
miles an hour, and trees nn.l telegraph
pules nre swept down like chsff. How
to prelect (he line from such BtorttlS ll
another pr..ldem."
THE WEALTH OF THE ROMANOFFS
THr: imperial family ot Russia is
held to he the rishest rnyul family
iu Europe. H derives it wealth
from tnree sources: the slate treasury,
the imperial domains (formerly church
lands), nml the socalled cabinet pro
portlos, 'I he state treasury provides
for lhe Czar ns the sovereign; the im
perial domains an1 the joiul property
of   the   members   of   lhe   House   of   Ro
manotr, hut nve\ administered  by the
head of the housej nud the cabinet properties are the personal possessions of
the roigulng sovereign.
There nre available no data upon
which to estimate the amount of property held hy the Cznr and other mem
hers of nis h use iu their private enpn*
cily, but il is known to be very con
si.lerable, both in land and gold.
The state Ireasinv pavs out something like $7,500,000 each year for the
needs of lhe imperial house, principally
for the maintenance of the palaces and
in salaries to the Officials an.l servants
attached to them. The reigning 10m-
press. for example, has an allowance of
$100.0(111 nniHiaily; and lhe Dowager
Km press has the snme. Hvery child
born to the Czar receives from its birth
until Hie age of twentv-oue years nearly
$20,000 a year, wliile the *heir to the
ihrone receives annually, iu addition to
maintenance of palaces, $B0)000. Daughters receive n dowry of one million roubles,   or   aliout   $000,000,   when     thoy
The imperial domains, the chief source
of tho vast wealth of the UonuuioUs,
were originally church lands. The Bus-
siau Church is far from poverty stricken now; hut the bulk of its great possessions passed to the House of Romanoff a century ago. The imperial do
mains comprise some 21,328,000 ucres.
About two thirds of this area is forest,
out of whioh a handsome reventio accrues. The timber from Archangel if
known all over the world, while the
estate of Hleovezh, that magnificent
forest, where are still preserved herds
of the aurochs, annually provides for
sale 2,000,011(1 cubic feet nf timber. Another estate in Hie Vologda province
produces 200,000 of the largest timber
trees annually tor the imperial sawmills
thoro.
The other third of the urea comprised
iu the imperial domains is highly cul
1 i va t ed la ml. The la rgest v i neya rds.
producing (he best wine in Russia, be-
h.ng (0 the domains, mid about $750,000
worth of wim is sold annually from this
source, whilst in the province of Samara
is a sugar plantation, the factory on
which produces 1,500 tons t,f sugar ev
ory year.
Mineral wealrh is worked in a bun-
ih..1 places: fifteen hundred flour-mills,
a thousand fisheries, a hundred wharves
ou vurious rivers, and eight hu ud red
am! lilly trading concerns of various
kinds are among the minor undertakings
belonging to the imperial domain. But
the greater part of the cultivated area
is rented to others, fifteen thousand lots
for purely agricultural purposes, ami ten
thousand for the higher forms of cultivation-fruit, vineyards, eU\
The clear profit from all these sources
is said to exceed $10,000,000 per annum,
During the Inst one hundred years, since
the church property was converted to
the imperial use, a sum of $125,1100,1)00
has been paid out to various members of
the Imperial honsei Coder the head of
imperial domains i° also included curtain capital accumulated by various em
perors, and to this must be added tho
$20,000,000 received from lhe peasants
wlm were serfs on the imperial domains,
as Hie price of their freedom.
The cabinet properties comprise some
115,000,000 acres, uu area about the size
nf France. This property is almost en
firely in Siberia, but it includes the best
nml
cat
and largest of thr
old I
id!
ilver mines,
workod ami un worked, besides a fabu
Ions amount Of unexplored walth both
ahove and below tin- surface, Copper,
iron, platinum, nnd other ores, besides
gold ami silver, are only awaiting the
opening up of this unexplored territory
lo yield   manj   moro  millions annually.
AN EGYPTIAN HAIR RESTOREK
PERHAPS the most ancient medical
prescription in existence is one
that was deciphered by an English
authority Oil a papyrus taken from an
Egyptlnn tomb. tt. bears evidence that
it was intended, not for some bold male
Egyptian, but for the mother of a king
of the lirst dynasty, who must have
reigned ahoul 4000 B.C. The prescrip
Hon is as follows:
Hogs' paws (the calloused portion)  	
Dates	
Donkeys' hoofs 	
Boll the whole tu oil and rub the scalp
actively with the mixture.
History does uot record whether tbis
hair-restorer proved ellicncions enough
to enable the queen to regain her lost
tresses.
"Our caudidate." said the politician
confidentially, "will sweep tho city."
"Well," rejnine.l the sceptical citizen, ' 'when I see him on the street
pushing a hroom he'll get my vote."
I  part
I    "
1    " ' ■
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.- ,	
»y_.-__tamf,,i*-- .,
<•*'--
THE ISLANDER, CVMIiKHUND, B.C.
■MMmMaMn
We have recently received a
Carload of McLAUGHLIN
Carriages and Buggies,
and arc prepared to quote
lowest prices and best terms.
give us a call,
MePiiee &
Morrison
General Merchants, Courtenay.
COMOX A -KS* ESI' DI-THIC
NOTICK fit buiely given, in nOw "
ance wiih the BtatuKi, thU' IV vino l
llrtvcnue Pnx, »nt| nil HHn-h-iMl lax h
and ine- niotHX, mv* seh el tax, w****.m d
and loviod uiuti>r ihe k*AskeBBiiit)iii Ac,"
ami amendntei t», are due n I pay^bloo'i
thu 2nd d»> of J mm ry, 1911 A 1 • ,%*•.
c-dl-yiilde f r the 0 in x Ass »"inei■*
Dia'rie* »r»» due slid pavablo •• mv
'ice, situaud at ihu Onvertiuteti Oftioeti
Oumb«rlaiid. This iiutiee, in terms ot
law, ia tquivaltmt to a pergonal demand
hy me up.ui hII p trouh liithlt* fur t*tft**».
Dtted at Comhfiland, H.C the 13.li
tay of Jniiuaiy. 1011.
JOHN BAUtD,
Depu'y AiHi'Mi* ttnd 0 <U ctor,
Cniuox AHiesmueitt Dim lie .
Cnmherlud Pout    (Uee.
G. Bt ASTOR
f
Practical  Watchmaker
All Work Guaranteed
I
a hut.
. . NEXT TO TARBELL'S, . .
Dunsmuir Ave   : ::   Cumberland
Wanted
Canvassers
to solicit
Subscriptions to
THE ISLANDER
on commission
See   us  about your
next printing job
Prints everything
Prints it   well
I8LIDER (MUSING ARIES
Display Advertisements
76 cents per column inch per month.
Special rate for half page i
te or mure.
Condensed Advertisements
1 cent 1 word, 1 issue ; minimum charge 25 cento,
No accounts run for this class of advertising
CANADIAN   PACIFIC
RAILWAY
IC     SERVtC ft
S   S. CirY OF   NANAIMO
(OK OTH BR RTBAMBU)
WCATHtft   ANO   OTHCR     CIRCUMSTANCE *■
P*.HMITTING. WILt 8*Lt
North Bound
l*i?f Vancouver fi p in. Momliiys
Ani*c Nuimlino tt DO p.m. >Umrtity»
Lwitu Naiuitino Ul p.m. Mt>nd;iyn
BeiivtT Vtv.lt      (
DfllllUlll Inland       f
ArrWe Union Uny 6.lt0a.m. TnwMnjn
Umy. Union Uny ui 80 n.m. Twwilayn
Arrive Comnx n u.11111 TitBgilayii
South Bound
1 sate c-nmox 1,1 (i p tn, Tuemlaya
Arrive Union Boy 'l 00 p.itt. Tntwilnyi
Leave Union IUy2.l6p.in, Tuemtuya
Dutimau IhIhihI     (
Beaver Creek     t
Arrlt" Nanolntn to p m. Tuwtayi
Leave Nanaimo u.on p.m. 'IMewlitya
Arrive Vancouver 1.UQ a m. v> edniMttityi
t  Imllvatea ttftg stop.
Fur rates and further particulate callernpplj
to
H. W. BRCDIE,      W.   MoGIRR.
OEN'L. P. A., Atrent,
Vancouver,   B.C.     Nanalmo,  B.C
S. G. HANSON'S
40'ipullvU, h.uclu'd 1409
rromUon.l to Moy ll. laid 37*N0 *««*
Whleh ■"'•» at wliwiumtU pric«-
nut        -        '        - $1019 12
Sot! oi iwii (or aamti period    aii.os
$ H08.P7
;ivvm«e profit p-r bird for
isiUrtya      -      • ta.oi
:« IS i OK HATCHING,           Hr 15. Per 100
I,., ,                                        . .UO II5.W
,\,,,t                         •       aoo 1500
inv        ....   a.BO u.m
m      .... i.M iu.jo
JILliOaiBST POULTRY FARM
DUNCAN, B.c. H
Cumberland Public & High
School Stat jiiient UiU
KX r.N   ITU UK
renchora salhry JOSW
Janitor i;'
cavongor ,,IM
Hi'iitiitK Kurnano 1	
Sow   '< *k* '
kup >.re PrlnUng «c sundries ___. I j
rot til Expenditure 8W   ■'
uo-n eclfully Sitbmttt. d. T H Pare)   <•<: u hi
i-nitloa v-v-rno . Jim H'H
J.T wP.-iinc ,   City Vn llUr
MUNICIPALITY OF THK   CITV OF
CUMBERLAND.
PUBLIC  NOTI0BI« HBEKBY OIVKNtothf
1 (.lector* ut tlio municipality uf lhe Cn. nt Cumberland, that i require the presence of the satd electors at theOldPhotographOalleryontheiltli day ol
February. 1911, at 12 o'clock noun. f»' ttie purpow
of nominating peraons to represent them In thc
Municipal Council as mnyor and aUlermenr
The made of nomination of candMatei sliull bp ub
follows; The candidate* sball be nominated in writ
ing; tbe writing ahall be subscribed by two voter
of the municipality as proposer mid seconder, ami
shall be delivered to the Returning Officer at nny
time between the date of the notice and 2 r. M. of
tna day of the nominatluii.fand in tbe event of a
poll being neeesiary, uuch poll will be opened or.
the 14th day of February 1911, at tin- Obi I'hfltn-
graph Uallery. Dutmmuir Avenue, Cumberland. I'
C. of which ever)* person la hereby required to take
notice aud govern himself accordingly.
No peraon ahall be nominated ur be ellgibl■■ its n
candidate for Mayor unl<*as he be pqrse*
i«l of the quallttcatimi by law required of those ol
llcera, and unlesa the candidate shall, on or befon
theI hour of 2 p. in. of the day of nomination, for
nlith the Returning Officer with a staiement in wrl
ilnn. specifying the land or real properly up. i
which be quallth-s, bin nomination *lmll be Invali'l
md ahall nol be acted upon liy llie iteiurniiiic Of
Itcer.
Hie qnallBcation as candidate fur Mnyor in »
follows:—
lie intict be ii mate Hritisb subject of Ihe full a(i.
>f twenty-one years and not disqualified under mi;
n*w mid liavebeeti for tha six uionlha nest p' ■ *■■
u^ the .lay of noinhtatlon tlw reglsterfd owner i.
the Land Registry Office of lund mid ro.it proponj
in the city of ibe assessed value ou ilu- last Muni,
[pill Assessment Koll |lt)00.00 over an i Above an)
igistereti encumbrance or charge und who Is nil
irwlse qii'ilillci us a muiiii'lpul voter
The qualiflcailous as candidates for Alilomi
;irt-it!< follows; -
lie must he a British subject of the full age ol
i weiii y-r«n» years ami not disqualified under an;
law and have het-tl for nix mouths Uexl  procodlll
the day of nomjnntlnti ih- registered owner hi th
Und ltegistry Olllce of laild and real tut -le ill th
city <>f tbe assented value on the Itist Mutitolpnl A
46tstuent Roll of ifiini.im or more, over and ubnv.
tny reglatercil en.-iitiibrancn or charge and who i
other wine nuahli.-il as a municipal voter
Ulvcn tinier my irnnd st ihe City of Cumberland
IbUHrdd&y of 1-ebruary, lull.
ALKX   MCKINNON,
Returning Officer.
LOCAL MAIL SERVICE.
In effect Oct. 3rJ.
Arrival
Tuesdny moriiihg
Wedni'silay nfternoon
Friday afternoon
Saturday niglikovorlatid
Sunday, about 9.SO n. in.
Departure
Tueaday—6.15 a m.
Thursday—0.15 a, in.
Saturday—6.15 n. tn
Sunday, 1 p, in   sharp
The
Star
Third St, & Penrith Avenue
MAXWELL k HOltNAL
Proprietors
AU kinds of hauling done
Flrst-olnes Rigs for Hire
,!ve.ry and team work promptly
attended to
Wesley Mart
l.ih-ol Agent for
The London & Lancashire
Five Insurance Oo.
"r<3t rates before insaring els t
where
OfB.Ge: Cumberland
■ - ■ ■m>Wsm—eme-m
A FINK LINE OF NEW
MATERIALS JUST RE-
:   :   :   CHIVED   :   :   :
P. DUNNE
Up-to-date Me: chant Tailor
D'JNSMUI : AV.:NU.,
LADIES ORGANIZE AT
COURTENAY
At ii well liitmili'd meeting held in
the Agricultural Hall at Com tenay
on the 2nd inst. the Indies of Onmi X
uistiiot fell in line wilh other rur 1
districts f lbs prpvinoe by organizing (under tin' supervision of Mr. J.S,
Slioplainl president of the "Comox
Farmers' Institute) a won en's institute
to bo known as the "Comox Women's
Institute," The plunsing feature of
the gathering was the enthusiastic
way in which tliu Indies took hold of
ihe situation ; there being ballots cat
for every olliee. The follow ing officers
were ''uly elected:—President, Mrs
Win. Duncan ; S'ice President, Mrs,
,1. iS. Shopland ; Sect. Treasurer, M
L Carroll, Directors:—Mrs. IS, Dun-
can ; Mrs. Piii'liin (sr.); Mrs A Sal-
ninud ; Mrs. Win. uriovcj nnd Mrs,
Coiicenia, Au iilin-s: — Mrs. Dingwall
und Mrs. S.J. Pieroy. All ladies welj
come to join.
.1   1 k I.      .   II inn  set   What  y u
w..nt wiii ii yuu want it at Tin Islinush
P « 35
Soi viced in llle U- nmn OntholicOh ioh
i i li ■ lie <i ,-v ry . ther ISunda) in Uum
n rl i ,1     [Uv  11  M-  tei s, pastor
Do y ut- ■ mii Blilippllitf,     S e M Ki
uti'l  t'.t   Oli,>itis  Fiuhi,   U,nf,cii'.neiy
■  il leeC',0 in j25
Di 1>. K Kerr, dentist will be in
Uuiiiheiiaijil on und after Feb. H.h.
The Bi» Store is offering excep.
tlonal values in all footwear. This
is a chance that should not be
overlooked by anyone.
IN   TIIK COIN IY  COURT OF   NANAIMO UOLDBN AT CUM
liEULAND
In the gonda of Edward Zyaaeti, alio
known ua Edward Zyssot, decvaaed, In-
teat ate.
TAKE NOTI R that by order dated
the first day nf Fuliruary 1911, nmde by
liis H r .1 n,i .e Ituiker in   (he   above
Court, !,■ tiers of admliiistrstion < f the
e lale nf thu above named deceased weie
granted tn the undersigned. All pel'
Bona who are creditors or dubtora uf the
Mill 'le vised  must present   their   clailliB
r pay their accounts, as the caae msy
he, tn the undersigned, on or befure the
■111, dny nf March 1911.
William Wbni.ky Willakd,
Ofliciul Administrator.
Cuiubeilaiid, lJ.C,
YOUR NAME IS
— GOOD —
Anything
in the
Jewellery
Una
Payment
/04TCH1LS
STODDART
THE    JEWELLBE
Next door to Koyal Bank, opposite Post Office
fl      HEADQUARTERS FOR      fl
II Furniture
Wallpaper
Crockery
Etc., etc.^
A nice line of Iron Bedsteads j
$4. «° $40.
just   arrived
_tWi*M*WVr< r*\y r<i^ rH-i' r-dK,"-<iM'r<iHT»jKr<irt''<in'Q
W-   M  MMWK
van» iffi^i? m) _d&_*_!'$'&££ _Ht _t___ ___) m?! m » «'■* _~*
-i \lGpT, A*J»\l ..l AflS  ,'^IA. j^i.A .   .'(OufVJl-, S l^ltA- ,VI* I^SiA- IV VJ iv^ [ #7 ij]
Capital $5,000,000
Reserve 15,700,000
THE ROYAL BANK
©F eftNftoa
Drafts Issued In nny currency, payable all over the world
SPECIAL ATTENTION Dald to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, snd Interest st
highest current rates allowed on deposits of 91 snd upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch -   -   -    OPEN DAILY
COUKTENAY.B.C.Subliianch OPUN TUESDAYS AND FRIDAY8
UNION WHARF, B.C., Sub Bianclt-OPEN THURSDAY8
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
To Percy H. Stoddart,
Cumberland, B. C.
We, the undersigned duly qualified Electors of and in the City
of Cumberland. beg to request
that you offer yourself as a candidate for MAYOR at the forthcoming Municipal Election.
We will, in the event of you
so offering yourself give you
our votes and united support.
T. E. Bate, Mercliant
P. Philllpps Harrrison, Barrister
P. Dunne, Merchant.
E. Jack, StoreKeeper
V Marinelli, Miner
W. F. Ramsay
and many others.
There is no better
way of making the
people of this district think of you
than through an advertisement in
Tb,© Islander

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