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HATS, at Campbell Bros.
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HATS, at Campbell Bros.
No. 4.3
Single Tax  is Turned
Down by Aid- .
Special meeting, of the City Council
were held un both Monday and Turn-
day evening, to ounaider thi
toll for 1911.
The City Solicitor waa appointed at
a nlary of |IM) per anuun.
Mr. Cunii appeared before Iht Coun
til to ailt perniiuion to remove part ol
the ttage in the.City HaU in order t.
inoreaae the setting oapacity. Tht matter wu deferred till Ibe nest regular
It wat decided to pot double duori In
tht rear of tht City HaU to at te at'
low of a taft tiit in oatt of Art.
Tht Council went ovtr the a»emntnt
roll aud iuortattd tht Uie. on land all
round Lota on Dun.muirAv.nue from
Firat to Fourth Street, weft aahtatd it
KM) fur inaidt lota and |800 fot c. rutr
lute. Lute in othtr parte of tht town
were tailed on an average by about f MO.
Improvement! wen alto taied mor.
at Tuttday night', nutting.
Tht Mayor tuggwted that tbt Rutting adjuurn aud that two aww.gr. be
•ent around to value tbt land in tht eity
and tbat a rate iuffloitnt to rtitt tht required revenue bt livied aecordingly, but
noaotion wat taken by the Council is
tht matter.
Savtral Aldtrmtn .iprewtd opinion
favorable to Single Tu, but thtir attkms
did nut prose thtir linearity io the Bat*
Denman Island.
It ie probable thai a new road will
shortly l<e Imilt acroaa the Id. at the
South end connecting the two roadi
at present extending along the But
and Weat nidi* The necessity, to
My nothing of the convenience, uf a
road Ht thia point will be apparent to
all when it is known that at present
if anyone living near the lower end of
the Id. wishes to go to the oppoaite
side, he muat traverse a distance anywhere between ten and fifteen miles
in order to accomplish his object; not
withstanding that the Id. at this point
is only about two milee in width.
Further it may tn pointed out that
such a highway as the one proposed
would soon become an important (actor in the greater development of this
part of theaId, For instance there art-
several marshes along the line nf the
new road that are especially adapted
to vegetable growing owing to the
richness and fertility of the soil.
These would be opened op by the ne*
road and no doubt would soon be under
cultivation. Then loo there ia the
possibility of coal mines lieing dev
eloped at theSouth endof the Island in
the near future, in which event sueh
a rood would be imperative, but aside
from this the foregoing reasons to
gether with the fact that residents de-
sire to havo the rond constructed, jn
to my mind sufficient in itself to just
ify tiie action of the people in seeking
tn obtain government aid.
Thn attention of the government
tias already been called to the matter,
and it is understood that a grant oi
82,000 hai been promised toward thi
construction of this thoroughfare.
At present a petition is lieing cir
cilated among the residents of thr
l .land and is lieing signed by eveyone b
whom it is presented, thus showing
tint the people are unanimously in favor of the building of this new road
The petition will be place in the hand.
of road commissioner Pickles who will
forward it to Mr Baird Dist. Gov
agent with a request to use his influence in assisting the Island in this
important  matter.
It may lie well to mention here tha:
t his grant of f 2,000 will in no wa)
etlect the usual amount received an
nually from the government tnwaru
the maintenace of the Island, road.
The first dance of of the season wa>
given In the hall on Monday evening
Quite a number of the young peoph
were present and a very enjoyablt
evening wu spent by all.
C.P.R.s New Boat a
On Tueeday n'ght a large number of
Cuniberlandertwent down to thewharf
to welcome the Princess Mary on her in
itial run on the Comox-Nan timo ter
The new boat is in command of
Capt. Brown, for so many years with
the S.S. City of Nanaimo.
Owing to the fact tbat the train
pulled out about 15 minutes after the
arrival of the boat a hasty exaniinat
ion only wu possible of the vessel, but
this wu quite sufficient to show that
she wu mott luxuriously fitted nut.
The boat it 332 ft. in length and it
practically unainkable, bring provided
with 7 watertight bulkheads and 3
watertight flats
The Princess will make tht trip to
the Bay oo Tuesday, Thursday* and
Saturday, returning on Wednesday,
Friday and Saturday, while Sundays'
she will be on the Vanoouver-Nanaimo
Vinson Mir
Bantamweight Chan*
pionship Will   Be
Settled To-Night
It is rumored that Chris Coombs the
genial proprietor  of tha Coty Oomer
i* going lo eater th*  boxing game
Tbe Jap who wm ho snxious to
throw white tneahu left town.   Boat
of the hoys wen after him, maybe
than't Why he hurried
Long Willie hu been teen on the
football field this week, with hia
shooting boots on, Thru or four teams
are after his services but to tar no
offer hu been accepted.
The Mixture* and Shamrocks cluh
in the final of the Kesley Cup Sunday;
there promise* to be something doing.   _. t__
Potters Big English Billiard table
hu brought forth some skillful players
and new scores. Try it, and tee the
different between it and a pool table.
Boothman the No 5 Forward wbo
wu .uttering from ill health Iut tea-
son is rapidly rounding into shape and
will be a hummer for the backs to look
tf ter this season.
Stanley Warren and Isaao Dike,
will be two valuable additions to sporting circlet tbis season, swimming ia
their forte and they both have a gnod
rep at their distance,
Nanaimo United teemed to benefit
•y tbe inclusion of Sutherland in their
forward rank laat Saturday at Van-
touver. Vancouver critics item to
thimk tlmt Nanaimo will hava tbe
Champion team of the Province tbis
year. It says something for Cumberland football when Sutherland eat-
iihet a place with tha Nanaimo team.
John Bannrrmsn onr Marathoner
iiu started bis training for thil aeaaon.
Ha hu a large programme to carry
iut this summer and it behooves bim
to be up and doing. Hit first appear-
ince will be the 34th of May and all
local meet*. Labor day at Nanaimo
tnd the Amateur Cnampionahip at
Vancouver iu the fall, and witb tb*
improvement he hu made thit Iut two
.eaaous he will make the beat of tbem
go in the mile which ha will tpecalite
thit year.
The meeting to Organise a Lacrosse
Club wu largely attendee on Thursday
night. Jno, Cameron wat appointed
to the chair. After some distuuion it
wu decided to form a Lacrosse Aisoeia.
tion witb two teams in Cumberland
and u many teams u could be got ia
Courtenay and Union Bay, The following oflio*r* were appointed. President, Mr Lawrence; Manager, W.
Hayman and Alex Rowan Secretary.
It wu decided to order (tick* and alto
io leave it to the President and Manager to call the next meeting for the
purpoae of organising tha team*.
The following
the Rev Mr. MiOftlivrey't rigaetow wat
handed into thit eStt by tbt Rev Ml.
Fintman with'jtfce Nf«**t tbat it be pab-
Subseription price $1.50 per year
Midnight Philosopher
Speaks Before Large
The Thompton-Vinson eonUSt for the
Bantam weight Championship of Canada which take* place in tbe Cumberland HaU to-night ia probably the bait
advertised bout that bu. aver bam
pulled off in this city, even the palpit
having been used for thit parpoe*
Thompson, ba* been working Oni
every day at the Cumberland Hall aad
looks to be in first class condition.
He has. been boxing twice a day
taking three find four men en in rat-
cession from heavyweights down, for
three or four round apiece, ind hi*wind
it in almost perfect conditio* and he
shonld be able to go tba fall 16 roaadi
without any troable.
Vineon who arrived Thursday ba.
many admirers aad appears tob* a
favorite ia the betting, bat Thompson
will have many backers and it is aai
likely lhat an*, Vinson money wilt bt
allowed to go begging,
Both men are abeolutoly certain
that tbey can get tba deciaioe %m
tbeir opponent. .
Tb* tin round preliminary V
Frank Dyer tha Ln* Aaglta* tttf ifljjl*" 'm~* "*" Um
beariagoed reflation, aad Kid H| <• *•»'*»«>» on*
Ree of thi* eity it eicitiag, alma**■*__*— ***^ar * *• '
much inter**! a* th* rnm'a eenlut,
if Dyer win* it it probable thit it*
will ba again aaen ia aetion JOtm, he
he it anxious  to arrange a mid willis
some other good  lightweight for tba
near future.
A large attendance wu on hand on
Sanday to bear the Midnight Philus
ophert' tddress on Socialism,
Mr Campbell, it is probable will be
Ih* Bodalate candidate in this distric
at tbe next provincial election.
tba tpeaker had evidently made a
•ludy cf hii subject aad handled tli.
una) Sueialislie arguments, withou
the Ire, howtver, uual with speaker.
«f tbi* kind, end hit delivery was ar
gUBMOtativ* rather tban bombastic.
Mr Campbell stated that he ha>i
fought against Socialism, having u|
till a ahtet time ago being a Corner-
vative, bnt had finally been oonverted
by John Stewart Mill* writing* on Pol
itical Economy.
The Churches and Universities osnie
In for noma bird knacks, and tban thr
speech drifted off into a lenghty dis-
tribute upon everything capitalistic.
Tha never foiling collection brought
th* mmting toecloae, the sum of $16
beieg collected toward the funds nf
theSocialitt Party ia thia district.
To tht Editor of tbt Itlaodu:-
..Pltut permit the underslgaed through
your oolmnae to make abtolete denial ef
th* truth ef th* stslsmiat mad* in tbt
bumiaof MarabUth. lelbe effect that
thtrtii te bt a boxing eoateet ntxl Baser,
day betwtta youth* wt)i*ti*ting lh*
Pmbyterian end Mtthodbl thanhec.
teehdttailtaiwgfvuu aright penibly
i thee* aauf eaiated wllb tbe attitude of tbeu eharebee toward prbt-lghl-
ing to give oredeaet to tbe lie. To
thott who know tht cirtauutaacee tt b
nttdliH lo lay that etitktr lh* Mttbed-
bt aor thi Pmbytcrba Cbenhu bu
anything whatever le da with Ib* matter.
Without autborimtlea for eae te as-
umt to rtpretsnt *»f pint* or terpet-
ation b a uriou matttr. Mtitbtr due
aseumptiun enutitult proptr itpnttattt-
ion. Tbe attitude at the '•i.trrie to-
tfaid prise if kUng b u well kaewn es
tketeflbe ckaiebu referred Mb Bat
b abreyrtetetttlea ofw large aa
eleaunt of tbe eossatoalty u b etmpffa-
edinthiihorehu relttted apea b a*
intuit to tbe emu ef propriety for whbh
be publle amy be relbd apea le mate to
lee offender ab due.
Oupitt ef Ihb letter art beiag seat
to tbe Ntwt tad Tat Ituanaa fer peb-
D. MoOiuivatT
Cumbtrlaad, RO.,
March 14th. MIL ',
Te tho Editor,
It appeals thai eertslapartbsef Ihi*
town de ael believe lb* MeMauati made
by Mr. Alwhtaon ia lb* hn bu* ef tbt
Htw't in regard to tba agwiminl m*dt
rime of tbe Bud Benefit Oeaeert la
Oumtwriaad HaU Iuttead ef beUevtog It
they eemmenu aaew with Ihelr Mm-
hoods, aad stated that whea Bead Beet-
8t waa bald in City HaU. th* pteptltor
ef Ceaberbad Hall hat mat Ml Mu>
(a man well known aad rwptetid
etbtr iid* of the
a toe *baw nu
btMJn OhmhtrioadHtU. MrMaidoek
barren au eonuat to au bb mme
iatotffog that oa thai night bi never
«Mt ap any ride at tha strut, and
•btltugm cay of there Hue and hypo-
milt to ntave mme, I wtth lo Mate tl-
eo that *UM* I entered the moving pic-
teretkow barium I hav* always endu-
voted to do my utmost to nleau the put
lit, bat I've never ia my part life pond
u a mastyr. aad 1 eertalnly refuae to dn
so la tbafutajf. »d uy time 1 have to
beg end make a house to house oanva.
fer patreoeg* I wilt quit tb* business.
Ia rsgard to films, I alwaya secured
tbt but obtainable, and wu alwayt in i
potitlea to obtain them from uy film
exchange doing bustnsm. But my astern wilt not allow me to mtkt a seats-
•ba at ana et evuy-dty picture.. Any.
Ihlag epeehl thai I've brought to thi.
bul alwayt
approved of by the people patronising
me oa. aighta they were shown.
Ia regard to th* Mattmanta circulated
that letted wrongly in offering 176.00
(tt tht City Hall, I witb to inform the
public (if tbey don't know) that a new
council have a perfect right to rent any-
thing ia the City'a pnsstisinn. At th.
time ae.deie had a luu cn tbe Hall, uy
mere-then the police other or city, clerk
bad ea thrift, and I uppcu if I were tu
pet la m tpplietttloo fer polieemu, tea-
veagec er elty clerk, a right which ta>
•Meu hu, Ihep would my I wit acting
Ia eaailaalen Mr. Rdltor,  I wbb fc
laeaau thai rinu eumiag to this
leva I've elweye acted huaeetly to Ihe
but of my ability wtth everyone I woe
latoametwith, and anytime any nf
theu lew, eneeklag bukbitan think I
bare to dtptad oa thtir patrontgt or de
pead ea tba motion pietarm for a living
art tadly mbtakta. Wbibt in buaiaeti
|n Ihb town I amy aet have aceamulated
a tortaae, bat I've ben edacated to tba
pstoi, atver se tnat yoar friends; your
*U lew meeu to drive
year ptlreaege away, bat yoar friend.
e tepmtP) tba Iim to halbv* tbem.
Tbeabiagfoa Mr. Editor to edvtau
fot tpu* ia year valuablt paper.
> I remain yearn, ete.
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FOUND—A pane containing a  turn
ef meaty.   Owner can have mme by ap
plying lo Ju Seott, thit city end prov
Mayor McLeod Be-Assured as to Towns
During Mr. Coulson'. visit to thi
inuus here thit week, Mayor McLeod
ook advantage tf bi. opportunity t.
hare a talk with that gentleman regan
iug tha future uf the t wn, nnd fnum
>he mine manager quite willing to talk
•ud the umeaga that he had to convey to the people uf Cumberland wa.
moat re-assuring.
Mr. Coulson wu surprised that thi
Oity had pot installed a sanitary sew
ersge tytttm hut year, and thought i
tould be unwiae to overlook the O >v
ernmut't offer of 19000 toward thai
pnjoet again.
In answtr to t request from the Major, Mr, Ooulsun assured him that thi
Company would bt pleased to attain
to the oullectiog nl tbe City Road Tax
from employee, at tht office.
"Tht future nf tht town," aaid Mr
Coulson, "is what tht oititent make it."
Is tht town lay worse off now than when
we took hold of the mineel" he aaked,
and added, "thtre i. uo r-aaon why tht
town ahould ba any worse off at an)
time in the future. If the oitiiene themselves do nothing to injure the town, the
Company will certainly do nothing t.
retard itl growth, but on tht contrarj
may do a grut deal to help it.
Tht oau of another coal mining tuwi
in R 0, that had suddenly gone duwn,
being mentioned, to Mr. Coulson de
•bred that the casts wire not analogous
ll in thi out eau th* coal bad pattrtd
Wt, whilt thtre wu tn abuudance of
•cat en every ride of Cumberland, aiul
the Company wuigelng to get it too.
The Mayor1, action in securing these
twurencw from Ht. Coulsuu will bt
much appreciated by those wbo hart
hitherto bun inclined to place tin
much oreduce upon the wbiniug u
the psatimista.
_ colored gentleman who went uj
Duutniuir are. iu a drunken condition oi
Monday, cursing loudly .nd threatening
to .lack Johntouise any white trash it
town found the trouble he was lookitif
for whtn he fell iuto the dutches of Con
•table Stevenaon aud Gray. The Judgt
thought 3 months would fit the rtquin-
taent of tbe case.
That tbere are those in town pre
pared to see that the Provincial Liq
uor Law ia carried out. in every par
tioular, and are even prepared to go ti
absurd lengths in their effort to haras-
tlielicenst) holders was proved this week.
On Sunday laat it seems that one of
Mr, Dallus' bartenders was in the hi
room cleaning; up the premises when
llis pretence was noticed l>y a, passer
by with the result that the City Nil
icitor wu requested to take proceeding
gainst Mr Dallos by a member of tin
Police Commissioners. This the City
Solicitor refused to do on the ground
tbat he wu employed by ami took instruction! only from the City Coun
Mr Scott, repraunting tht Vancouver
laland Nursery Co. will be in the distric
next wtek uking nrdim for hii firm.
Thb firm b prattl ally monopnlitmg the
uunery trade on the aouth end of th.
Island u stock frum thi. company doer
not n ed to be fumigated to deatroy puts
which i. txcetdingly injurious to plant
lift. M JO.M. Line the proprietor of thi.
aura ry wu formerly wi'h Lint Bn*.
Beiktmptte d au'terie* in Knglf d where
tbe Lane famih hu be»n cuntinuoutlv
in the nursery business for 4 generations,
he Beekampatead nuraeriea being the
seeond largest in England. Mr Lane it
undoubtedly the foremost authority on
plant life in B.C., aud one placing order.
with tbt Vancouver Itland Nunerit.
may be abtoluttly turt of aatitfaction.
On aeonunt of Friday, April Uth be-
Ing Oood Friday and a Dominion Bank
Holiday, the Royal Bank of Caneda'eSub
Breach at Courttnay will be closed on
that day.but will open on Saturday for
tbt uut boun.
FOR SALE—Marrinelli'e Boarding
Houae. For particular, apply to tht
FOR SALK-A tive rovuiedliouae,.it
on half uf Iut 3. Penrith Avenu-,
Cumberland.   Will tell fur 1650.  Apply
to Antono Ftrr.ro at rttidence.
The Editor's Character
Discussed From
Whtn a preacher undertake, to dram
an editor down trom hit pulpit we fui
duly grateful for the advertiting lhal
uur paper thus receives, ud we feel thet
it is only right that we should reciprocate by giving the generous Huvea
Broker a little write-up in our column
in return.
We have no doubt that we may lean
a great deal from thi. generous iky pile!
about the correct aiy to run a new.pa-
liir, a. tbi. talented and Itemed gratia-
nan from hit liberal attention to othu
people', business is by thb time aa
inubt much better qualified to attend to
•ur butiueti thtn wt ire ounelvee, id
faet wt ara willing to believe that hi.
knowledge of nta.psptr buiinmt ta
much mora vast than that of bit knowledge of tht Gospel of Ood,
A ftw boun before going to pram Iut
wetk Mr. Jackie Thompson, who boxu
Vinson to-night for tht banttmweigbt
championship of Canada, called upon u
tnd requested us to mention in our columns that he had put up a cup to be
competed for by lads representing the
city churchee tnd mentioned the names
of two youths whom ht stated had agreed
to enter the competition.
We alao had the mid cap pointed aai
to ut in Mr. 8toddart'i window, together with a card stating for what purpcu
the oup wu being put up.
We felt perfectly justified under tb*
oiroumstancu in complying with Mr.
Thomson's request, and that gentleman
has since assured us that the article u
printed wu exactly what he had aaked ui
to state and no more, and we had not
then, and we have not now, any iftuon
to doubt that gentleman's veracity.
If the minister of any church felt that
any injury had been done to hii church
we would have been quite willing to
have aet his views before our readers in
thisi ssue.
This would bave been a gentlemanly
cuurse for the preacher to have followed
•nd wculd have bun quite u effective
aa a theatrical attack upon tba editor from
the pulpit.
Mr. W. J. Goard, practical piano
tuner of Vancouver, B. 0„ will be in
Cumberland on or about March Mth.
Reserve your piano till Mr. Goard
comes, and have it put in proper iatpe.
For Sale,—A Piano in first class order.
Oust #400, will sell for $250.   Apply
Potters Pool Room.
In another column will be seen the
ad. nf the Realty Co which hu jast
ipened in Courtenay under tho man-
getuent of Mr LP. Anderton. Thb
mmpaiiT does a general busineit, and
handles insurance of all kinds.
The combined basketball teams nf
the district will bold a grand muk
•«11 in the Courtenay Opera houu on
t'huraday April 18th. Look out for
this u it will be a hummer,
Owing to the fact that his offer of a
Church Cup to tie competed for by
representatives of different churches
has not been received in the spirit in
which it was intended Mr, Jackie
Thompson has decided to withdraw
thia trophy.
Complaint waa mnde to the police
this week that duer were being slaughtered out uf season, and a tail picked
up on the railway track wu produced
hy the complainant ns evidence.*" Ou
investigation however it was fount!
that the tail was that of a yellow dug
which had the misfortune to be run
over by life train. Evidently the complainant is not an exnerieuce hunter
of deer.
J _   TjIK Igj^DKR, CU^MOltUNlX 1UJ..
jl/JOTOR  car;
m_^mmw_^_m_^_m__ becoming iuereas-
ingly alike Tuo trutu of litis
statement will appeal to every
ibserving visitor ut the Detroit show
luring tho coming week, The 11*11
models of practically all the American
factories will bo ou view. Superficially
the differences aft' many; fundament'
illy they are few. Particularly does
thia statement apply wheu the curs are
iivided into three types whieh motor
lout is coming to regard as staple.
There hu-* beeu no startling mechan-
.cal novelty disclosed by any of the
retcrun American manufacturers thi?
year. Aside from several three-wheeled
nodolS) neither of the New fork Bhows
axhibited anything of the nature of
radii aliun, And even the threo-wheo!
irn hark bach in a wny to the old days
Df cycling,
Generally Bpeaking, it will bc pei
teetly feasible to divide the cars at
.In l). a. D. A. show into three types
th ■ . unaboul of 20 horse-power or tees;
the light touring flur of approxin Ij
30 horse-power; and tho large, luxuri-
nts type with accommodation for seven
ui'i :i power of 40 horse, or mure.
Chifi ; ear virtually all the American
manufac .*■• rs dei otc themselves tu a
standard chassis on which tbey furnish
i variety of body deaign including a
runabout, close-coupled car for tour,
and a touring car type. Borne manufac-
tureril make two types of chasslB. .More
than this number Is unusual. The aver-
ige American manufacturer makes
uuch more of his car than hns ever
bfieu the case before. In the days when
notors, iransmissions, rear axles and
t;.,i- component parts wero purchased
from parts-makers, an infinite variety
tl i lassie types wuh feasible and im-
il d -little additional expense. With
the present centralized system in vogue
for manufacture, uniformity becomes a
me essential to economy.
in the runabout ttnd light touring our
(lasses, the four-cylinder motor is practically univeVsal. Sliding-gear fcransmis-
lion ip the most commonly accepted
type, though planetary systems of
unproved typo still find friends, Water
looling will be universal at tlio Detroit
mow. Magneto ignition is a generally
recognized necessity und there are but
fow manufacturers who do nut include
i magneto—Usually of the high-tension
■-;;<---us a pari  of the regular equip*
Then i i ie-- variety than ever in the
location and plan of tiie control system.
in fact, one standard system has been
svolved which makes it possible for a
aau familiar with any type approaching to the'popular to drive any other
ior without difllculty. Pedals for the
dutch and service brake; Blde-leven
(or the gear shift and emergency brake;
land-levers ou the steering wheel for
ipark and throttle, and au accelerator
j. tween the foot pedals are nuw almost
ihe universal system. Tbcro is still
ionic lack of uniformity iu the location
)f tho driver'3 seat. The great major
ity of manufacturers continue to prefer
die right bide, with right-hand side-lev
ars, and there are no notable recruits to
the left-hand drive this year. A devel-
>pnient, however, has been the inuugnr-
ition ou several of the new models of
i left-hand drive with control levers
located between the passengers on the
front scat. Jn many ways thi:i plan
teems the moBt logical yet.
Thero ia more brass than ever in the
.'opular-priced 191] models. Kobe rails
nnd foot-rests for the tonneau are more
in evidence, in some models these are
.-.Mended as added comforts to the oecu-
paiits.-of the front seat as woll, though
rn a modified form. There is more
paint and a better grade in evidence,
aot only in thtj show models but in tho
standard types as well. The general
lines of the touring bodies are lower
*ban in former years. Heats are also an
inch or two lower—a concession to stability and comfort combined. Inset
fenders—heretofore a characteristic of
'.he higher-priced ears—tire making an
Appearance in the popular-priced mod-
The roadster of racy type, with low
tents and low rake of post, is now a
standard offering of nearly all the makers. In some cases this is equipped with
doors. Others cling to the scuttle-dash
type, with sides prolonged to the point
*hero they join tho body.
The close-coupled four-passenger cars
iave apparently found friends to an extent which brings recognition from
marly all manufacturers. This car, like
the roadster, is of the semi-speed type,
vith protected front, low rake of stcer-
.ng column aud an abundance of room
for the occupants of the front sent. The
loatS nro even lower than those of the
'.ouring car type.
There is still a disposition manifest
>u the part of the manufacturers to
loubt tlte lasting value of tho fore door
^ar of the torpedo type, though the
nakers who tlo not build cars thus
equipped  are comparatively   few.     Un-
Loubtedly the fore doors add an element
jf comfort to the occupants of the front
teat, in cold weather. Whether or not
;hin compensates for the time expended
n opening and closing the doors is a
natter for each owner to decide. There
a apparently an opening for a success-
Jul fore door of the detachable type,
mt this is a problem which the cngin-
ters have attacked with caution born of
mien unsatisfactory experience with de-
'.nehable devices which, iu the main,
lavo proven only partly successful, ns
.pplied to other portions of tho cars.
The greatest variety shown by any
>f tho types in the show is naturally
'.hat of tlm high-powered class. Here
ibo six-cylinder cur still holds its own,
lompeting (tn almost nn even basis, nu-
nerlcally, with the fours. Relieved of
h« responsibility of building to a price.
the manufacturers of this type have had
free opportunity to work out their
Ideals of comfort, strength, speed, antl
luxury. Home of the enclosed types arc
auch as to hold the admiration of the
ainst adept, of the old-time coach-build-
srs. Equipped with every possible eon-
'eniencc, polished   and   burnished  until
very exterior detail glisten
;iirror, the cars m this department of
he show will, as usual, bo the centres
f interest tor those who appreciate
he acme uf beauty and mechanical con-
i'he motor curs of 1911 are bettor
nan those of 1910, hut there is no us-
outlnl mechanical change, which has
judo obsolete the cars purchased a
ear ago. tfraduai evolution to a stun-
ard type is established. 'I'he purchaser
f a  lull   tUOdel  may, to an   increasing
egree, tee! assured that Ins,car will be
easonably up to date for many years
0 conn ■
Lucky tlte man who lias never been
■   im 1 1 obtain a "worm's eye view"
1 ins .-nr from the 1111.Idle of u muddy
r dusty Country road. Fate is ns un
ertain iu regard to motor cars ns with
iverything else, and thero is no telling
- whai portion of of the macHihe site
lay unexpectedly point her ungei ami
Bay, "Thoro, man, bo a worm; crawl
1 rider there and sweat and BWonr before your car shall move one inch."
And BO, as long as we are subject to llie
uncertain moods of Kate, it is well always to bo prepared for any emergency
when motoring fur from homo, for only
by this means inuy we hope to foi! the
ludy. If tho proper toolB and spa^o
parts, combiued with a little ingenuity,
are substituted for the swear words and
sweat, a better job will be done. In
fact, "always carry the proper tools
und plenty of spare parts" might be
used as a text nn which to base a aor-
mon that would keep inclement. Fate at
a respectful distance from the cur of
the  man  who followed  its precepts.
The problem of lhe select'tou of tho
proper tools with which to equip a cur
tor nn ordinary trip is not a difficult
one if; previously, all the parts of the
I ar have heen gone over carefully and
the wrenches, screw-drivers, spanners,
und pliers io fit each bolt, nut, screw.
uud ping Imve been set aside. 'Many of
these tools will have been furnished
wiiii llie car, but occasionally'a nut is
Found wlilch cannot well be reached
with the wrenches supplied and recourse
will ueed'to be hail io an automobile-,
supply concern. An adjustable wrench
will tighten a multitude of nuts, biit' it
is woll also to be'supplied with the
standard sizes of "end" wrenches both
in the straight and "S" shapes. Theae
wrenches are double-ended and have
notches forged at both extremities to
lit nuts of two different sixes. As there
may be thirty or forty nuts of the same
slzo on a single car, such a wrench will
be found useful, particularly as its
shapo allows of its application to nuts
that eould not be readied with the more
clumsy jaws of a monkey-wrench.
A few costly socket "wrenches" will
also be found usefnl for sotting nuts
that eau be tightened only by applying
the tool from tho top. A wrench of this
type consists or .. tube of stcCl in one
end of which is forged a socket that is
of the proper size to receive a certain
the tub* __________________
or tighten the nut, and the small side
space which the tool occupies when in
position makes lhis an exceedingly useful wrench. A set of these wrenches.
consisting of removable sockets of different sizes, a shank with a universal
joint in tho eentro, and a reversible
ratchet handle makes a very useful and
compact tool to have in the car at all
times. The heads, or sockets, of diifer-
ent sizes adapt tho tool to nearly all
the nuts on the car, the universal joint
II tl^e centre of the shank allows the
nut to be approached from almost any
convenient angle, and g the reversible
ratchet in the handle admits of a nut
being turned as many times as desired
i„ either di^Umiritb.wr^ouding AWMAL LONGEVITY
turn of tl»e handle through <uflf\a few  -|^iii.;i,i6'ANTa-Wli,PT0^ul,1>' tho lon8
*l£gteeS,     . v ..  "   ->.   ':     * V-'.V   ,-_[j^   ys.t-iiv^lSemb^ra pf ,t|ie anlmai
A pair of stout-plUMVwitii ■'» fclw^
cutting attachment should ue included
in the outfit, and these might be supplemented by u small "Stilsou^" or pipe,
wrench". A machifltstt's bflfmhB£''tt*pafr
of cohl chisels, ami a oouplo. of files, do-
servo an important place in the well-
equipped kit, while a small vise, which
can be clamped to the ruuuing-board
nml used to hold bolts, nuts, pins, and
the like whilo they arc being filed or
hammered, may oftentimes provo a valuable instrument to have at hand. Two
se row-drivers will be necessary, one
light aad the other heavy, and it would
be better if both of theso could be provided with square shanks oij which the
jaws of nn adjustable "Wrench could find
au easy grip when outside aid must be
invoked to persuade a veculcitraut screw
that it is time ttrtrii.vi'.- \      '!' ,
'Ho much for the toiyis^i Q(heiil^ires
und appl-ninct's'iiuty he'ftdded.'from tuni1
to time, but thoso described above
should huve a place in the tool-b
ivery car that is to be
home" fnr any appreciable  length ef^eni^gOj bdaVt
time, ami whatever trouble n,ud
venlende may he caused'by ctHUV-iiib.*
un! carrying them will bo more thnn'
repaid nt a timo wheu it Is least ex
pe.led that such impedimenta will be
of any service. '   ,<'   ;
When cars were small and of simple
construction, it was no difficult task to
collect duplicates of nearly ovory bolt,
nut, screw, pin and key found oa the
entire machine; but this procedure, of
course, would be out of the question
nowadays, and the nuloist must be content himself with carrying those pieces
which will soem to be Jliost tiee'dtnl *ti
euse of a breakdown. Home of the
sizes of cap-screws,' bolts,, mils; and
screws that nre used .in the greatest
numbers about tho machine should be
carried, as well as a generous number
and variety of cotter pins with which
to hold the nuts in place. A roll of
annealed wire, flexible but tough, may
also come in handy, and it is advlfidblo
to carry one or^wo extra vulvorsprings
if nn extended tbuT is to'be'taken. Rubber hose and clamps of the proper size
to fit the terminals of the water-circnl-
u'ting. system mav often' he required/
and as they are 'hot picked 'ut
day by the roadside thqy should, form
part of the equipment of the'touring
car. C;tWlli'.A'.i('k'Mt£ smeared ' with
grease, or.-".dopA\,J. "ma\v bo made' to
form an 'elective packing fur a joint in'
''u'd-pipe, while jftn'bf a
kingdom,'their'^fo averaging be
tween lm* and 8u0 years, lt is said
that when Alexander conquered India
he took (ine of King I'orus' largest pl«
|diahts;'iia"nieiIv'^liax."aii(T' turned "linn
loose; with' thin- inscription on-bis col
lar: "Alexander, the son of Jupiter,
dedicated Ajax to the sun." This ele
pliant, the story Flutes, was captured
Sot) years later.
II has been claimed that, as a gen
eral rule, there is a direct relation be
tween the duration of life ami the tinu
required to develop fully; but to thi*
there are manifest exceptions. The eat
is mature before it is a year old; yet
it may uttaiu the age of twenty years
Hiyo^ilso seems to havo a certain re
lat ion', 10 JjJngeylty, the elephant and
the wliale being generally held to bt
the longest lived of mammals; but here.
again, 'enters the axfeeptiM, since tin
l\i'rte beaver lives'inure tban twice at-
long as the rhinoceros.
'I he average ag ^ e* other animals
estimated as loll »wk, Ass, UO years,
'ft mel.
 .      aOi'dok' Uj
Tox, lVlJont, I8j guinea-pig, l-l; hare.
',*;■ hippfi'pofumits, -id; hdrse. L'o; hyoita
Cf.* .jaguar. 25j lpopiird,^25j lion, -10;
bttritey, IT; moose. 50; mouse, 0; pig.
.!■>;■ rabbit, V;' mt, 7; rhiaocer
Biioep, Hi; stag, 50} squirrel, H
25, ;uvH: \v»>ll'.»-0 years.
While the.;average nge'of the whal
is somewhet'e between one' and two hint
dred years, Ouvior asserted that it i
probable thnt some whales uttaiu th
age of a thousand yours.
{Somo thirty yei
IJotiischiltls i'nstal
.the ,gasoIilie'-fe'(M'-pipe, while |
cake of:.fjoap*hA& often served ae-an im1
prevised, plj.g for a small leak.iu th
The first of these accident* is not
iieiu>KS!irilv.an uncommon oue,i as every
joint in the gasoline-pipe nin^t,be packed. This pai king -may- evenhmlK1''we}(%
out or be shukeii lopse uirMibi'itineidam-,
aged during the progress of qome other
adjustment or repair, and'if'this-,h:i|V
peus the gas.dine will be .sure-to .tind us
way cut. In case this accident oc
the gasoline should be turneil ott; the'
uut at which the leak ocijura unscrew-
ed, and the old packing removed. Thit
packing may then bo substituted by a
short length of- the (.nndbi.-wickiug
whieh should have been previously covered with a good grease. By 'winding
,-    - ii 1 11     [this greased wickiug tightlv a'rotrndthe'
A eroupicce m the end enables pipe«0 ai it „„« ,£, ,.;„.,,„ in t|„,
be try be turned in or.kr to loosen t 'p^g.^ ,vh,„ t„c ,.lUcl. m^.a
over It, a tight joint will be made when
the not is screwed into position., The
same improvised repair ma'y bo applied
to a leak iu the joints of the pipes leading to or from the water-pump.
111 an unexpected encounter with a
telegraph pole, a fence-post, oy a' rock'
at the side of the roadnthe radiator,is
liable tu shoot wator in as many directions as tnere* are holes punctured' in*
its tubes. Some soft, putty-like -substance that ,can bo forced into a small
hole and made to'stay must'serve"-tho
p- 'pose. Boap can sometimes bo tjsed
if the hole is not large, but, the application will have to be renewed occasion?
ally aa the water forces its wuy through
this improvised plug.
Beware of haste in starting-the motor.!
after repairing a. .radiator from which,
the water has leaked.. If the. leak lias
Oeon gnfdhnl, 80 that the' "mo^df will';
havo been running for ■> some time ojt
little or.no water, all parts "of the jackal
ets will be so hot that thb application
-)* cold water througu the radiator w,il(
be almost certain to eontractiand'thus
crack tho cylinders. If it is desired ter
test thc repaired radiator before"' the'
motor has cooled sulUciently to permit
water being used, lubricating oil may
bo poured in with no harm resulting so
far as contraction of tho cylinders and
jackets is concerned, but care should be
taken to see that this oil doe's not catch
fire from the hot motor. :* •  .■
On The Verge
Of A Breakdown
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills the Only Hope
for Weakened Nervous
This warning will be read by thousands of people who ouly just succeed
in   getting   through   the   day's   work
without a breakdown.    If you feel always tired out, have but littlo appetite,
and a poor digestion, cannot sleep well,
suffer  from  headaches,  backaches  anil
nervousness, it may mean that you are
on the verge of a serious breakdown.
Dr. Williams' Pink Tills curo weak,
nervous, troubled men and women because of their direct action ou the
blood. Kvery dose of these Pills helps
to make new, rich blood, which ton,-s
the vital organs, strengthens the
nerves and brings renewed health
and strength. Mr. Oeo, .Johnson, of
Ijfiquillo, N.S., suffered for somn y^nrs
as a result of overworn and strain,
but found no help for his condition
until he bfgan the u^e of Dr, Williams'
Pink Pills. Mr, Johnson says:—
"While working on a railway handling
heavy tioa I hurt my back and had to
give up work. Later I was able to do
light work, but for about six yoars I.
suffered from dreadful pains in the
back and down my legs, This condition became aggravated by indigestion and chronic constipation, and my
life wus one of constant misery. During those years i was treated by different doctors, but did not get any
help. One day a friend urged me to.
try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and proved his faith in them by presenting nie
with a box. It was moro to please him
than from any belief that they wonld
bo of service to me that I began taking
the Pills. Before the box was finished,
however, they seemed to bo helping mc;
Ihe pains in my back and legs grew less
intense and the bloating iu my stomach,
caused by the indigestion, disappeaied.
I continued taking the Pills until I had
used over a dozen boxes, when I found
myself fully restored to my former
health. I am now able to do heavy
farm work, and for the past year have
not lost a dny, nor had the least symptom of my former troubles, and I attribute it entirely to tho use of Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills."
Dr. Williams' Piuk Pills are sold by
all medicine dealers or may be hail by
mail at 50 cents a box or six boxes
for *2.n0 from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont,
A collar made of brass tubing of the
proper size to fit over the -valve sterns
may provo a useful accessory. This
Should be provided with two set" sciow'«
to hold it in place, and 'in case the yulve
stem breaks this collar may bo slipped
uver the fractured part and the set
screws fastened ia positihn, flam Rigidly uniting the halves of tbe stem.-. Thm
emergency collar should be cut from
tubing suflicitMitly thin to allow enough
room to enable it to be slid o,vcr any
part of tho Valve stein that maybe fractured with ho interference d>etwe'fiii, jjt
and the walls of the, cylinder; or, other
parts of the motor which may be placj
ed in proximity to tho travel pf the
■ One of the most annoying accidents
is the breaking of one of;the<leaves.oi!,
which the springs are composed. The
springs "arc built up of layers 'of theso
leaves;, and, although the latter' are
comparatively light, .it would be almost
possible'fa make'such a replacement
on tho road; v In case the Weal; occi)rs
nenr the end pf oue of the leaves, a
(T-shdr/e'd screw clamp-df the p4<opfcf
width to fit over the spring muyt.,nu>!&P
a mend that will be almost as good as
new. This should be (damped tightly
to tho damaged side pf tbe spring near
the end of the broken leaf, between it
and tho middle of tbo spring,'and will
servo to reintorce thebroken portion.
Many ears are built Wfth som'e' nuts
riveted* into place by -hammering,! oa
"upsotting," the end of the bolt on
which bach is screwed.' A'difficult'jofc^
therefore, is presented to tho jdriw^t wjhjp,
desires to remove such a nut in order
to make a roadside ropair or *r<?ptac$-*|
ment. Hero his file will come in. bandy,
and by a judicious use of it on'the evfrr-
preading end of the bolt he may re-,
move enough tit tho "upset*' iron to
allow the nut to bo turned off;'     '' '•''
.tlardeus in-,Lpnd(
scribed ttV^th
in the world."
tortoises o"f-the
coast of Kast
it had hnd a red
years, ia additio
crement ot its ug
portatib'n To the
Tbis wus, it,was
toiso that was m
(mlween * (Treat '
wl.en.JJie .jslaud .
mer country in 1
fore changed' iis
igo   one-  of   tin
n-the Zoological
animifl tlmu, de
oldest  living  creaturt
It was one of thu giant
Aldabra Islands; otf the
Africa, and nt that tinit
ecorded existence of 15C
to the
Island 1
union wu in
s to its trans,
if Mauritius '
the suae tor
ntioned.ifl tho treat}
Britain ai'ld Prunct
i-as. ceded bv the for
IIO, and it   hud   there
status as a "national
n\ lour, '.inns in a century. When
.the length of tho life of other animnh
ia contra^fed'with that of \the giani
'Wrt(iisej it.)s cleur Mint the latter- must
t u.jny some special advautaao,.either of
•dn.V.tfiv or nf habit conducing ti
longevity,., ;
Iu the Bishop's garden at Petorbor
ough,'England, a big ■tortoise die'd it
L8BI-1 Tlfhofip. life way saitl to havo-o*
eceded,200 .years,..,
The Lambeth tortoise, which was in
trnducrd iftto the garden by Areh'tishoj
Laud, .about the year 1625, and died
in 1753, owing to.somo neglect of tin
gardenW(lived -in 'its' "lust situation'
IL'-. years.
In 1833 Sir t'liaules Colville, jgoveruoi
of Mauritius, sent to'the London Zr.o
logical Gardens a tortoise,weighing1 L'Sr
pounds, it was 4 feot 4 inches long
cud had been in Mauritius for 07 years
having been brought to that, island from
the Seychelles iii 1700, by the Cheya
■Mer Marioff du Fresno. At-that'tinii
it was fully grown, so thnt its real ag*
was probably much greater.
English Railroads-A Canadian
Point of View .
OF my first sight of au English, rail*.]
way train, i can simply say that
it struck mo as being ridiculously
toy-like, lt was iu tho Lime St root
Station at Liverpool, whither we had
gone from the steamboat lauding to get
an express for Loudon. The stntiou itself was a fairly solid and imposing
edifice, but tho train—well, it was almost ludicrous. 1 thought of the miniature contrivance that used tu circle
Ilunlan's Point, Toronto, aud it was nu
if a lot of these insignificant affairs
Uad been collected under the are lied
roof of the station, The funny little
coaches ou four wheels, with their row
of open diUirs, seemed to stand scarce
higher thnn a mail's head, and the little engine, grandly tmnied the Dagtuar,
hardly appeared suflicient tp shunt a
single American Pullman.
Ilul all, this 1 must admit wus a first
Impression, and un impression received
nftor a long, rough, und depressing
ocean voyage, which had left tue in a
morbid state of mind, prepared to belittle aud find fault- wilh everything,
in justice to the makers and operators
of English railroads, it iB ouly fair to
Bay lhat,by the time 1 left,tho country
I had come to entertain a gtvht .admiration for their system and to find features which were far in udvatice of anything ou this side of the Atlantic.
The Lhigiunr, despite its insignifi
cnnce,,wus no sloth. . Ten minutes after
onr long train had pulled out of Lime
Street Station, it. luul attained au almost incredible speed, (Inly on some of
lhe fastest trains on the Xew York
Central and the Pennsylvania had I
evei- ridden so swiftly," nntl that wub
behind huge locomotives with enormous
racing Orlvers. How thai diminutive
Dagmar .could hit up sueh a speed puzzled me. llousos aud yards and sta-
I inns flashed bv iu a confused stream.
And yet our light coach travelled quite
Btnoothly, If my flrst Impression of an
English railway train liad been unfavorable, my second bade fair to mend it.
undrc'l mi
A VPiRECTATlON of corr-ct business
tX . .principles is as ol'Len .forced jtpoii
'men by circumstances over which
they Have no contr«l nt* it is attained
through correct foresight, lustnjices in
proof of the assertion are Innumerable.
To-tlify'scores' of wealthy corporhtious
are Vaxing fat by selling Humiliating
tfiyu^t SQ,i;onts per thousand cubic feet.
upittpthu yeur 1828'users of gas in'New
Vork" city were charged $10 pbr thous
and'.. Neither the citizens nor the coni(
'pdny ferew' rich under thnt scale. The
plnce was lowered, consumption increased and then gas production began to
loom, up as a possible undertaking of
pij)jl|l But in most cases the prosperi
.t« 'qf tne'.-,gaflV>'compajiies .lias been
'ffirjdl. upon them against their will.
Pubhc,.consumption will b'e tolerant up.
to a certain figure and thero tolerance
cease?, tlnly'men' of large foftun'Os'used
gas :\t. th(?/$10 rate. ■ They did' it as
much for vainglorious showwbefore their
less . pjo«porbiis>'ueighl)6rs". as fot their'
own convenience,  for the 1 gas was of,
Lpoor quality and the apparatus for consuming it was very imperfect in.those
it was not until the early SO's that
[gas began tb''assunte tile status of a
human necessity for city people, At
thut time the rates rauged from $1.50
to $2.50 per 'tihrmsand. Tho uso was
very sparing until it dropped below
$1,50! Then gas stoves began to come
into use nnd once established .the ne
^essity for cheap fuel created pressure
{or a': cheaper VatV. lWory reduction
of the rate has been a cause of Ini
■creased profit to the companies, yet at
a rule they have boon fought with ull
the .resources of the law, lavish expenditure of money for hired lobbyists
and'ftir the corruption of legislative
bodies and e\;eii executives that DlOSOy
COUld procure. ' And yot somo of the
big corporations .Which are now putting
away millions of profit that has boen
force* Wpon them by the public demand,
think /hat their success is ull a result of
shrewd nitiungement.
ur hour
id yet it
iins ever;
ave been
One cut
bout   in
fl    WUY.
ullt   and   the   complet
euth  traps of  every
going   through
ut   Bpeci
lot  spent
iu  whic
don i^ ubout two
ive covered the dis-
. including in that
at least five min-
ice. Allowing for
* quite au achieve-
done bv dozens of
lad our train been
I, its time would
ibly  better.
loiig in trave
lefdro noticing
rail roi
I  had
. That is what thousands bf mother*
say of Baby's Own Tablets, Thesi
Tablets promptly ami surely cure al
the tnihor ills of babyhood and child
kopd* aud what ia moro they aro .abso
lutely safe—thpy have, never bpci
knoWn to harm the youngest baby—
thoy nqyor will, harm . anyone—tlnn
nro good for babies of all ages. Con
corning them Mrs! Win. Higgins; Karri
Ont,, w.ritcs:-r" l shall'never bo with
ytit Baby's Own Tablets in the housi
us long 'as my ' children ure small
Th'cy are a wonderful medicino -Une
are ys "qod as having a doctor in tht
abUse. 1 gave them to, my Utile boi
ifprcolic^ and 'they quickly cbred him
I am always glad to recommend thei
tO other mothers." The Tablets an
sold bj^fefliWftc dealers or at 25 centt
ii box from The Dr. Williams/ Modi
clue Co., Brockville, Out.
main roads from London to ftdinburgli
or Glasgow (which constitute the longest runs in the country), would never
cross 11 single carriage path or road,
nor run along a street,, nor intersect
another, railroad on the samo level.
Its right of road is absolutely clear.
What this means to safety and speed
in travel only those familiar with conditions in Canada can thoroughly grasp.
Almost every line of railway in Kngland is double track, except a few roads
over which the service is infrequent.
Stations, at even the smallest points,
arc consequently built double—one half
cm one side of the track and the other
half on the other. The two parts are
frequently complete in themselves, with
waiting-room, booking office, rid'resit
ment and news stuiul in oneh. Either
an overhead bridge or un underground
tunnel connects the two sides, and it is
a criminal otTeuce for anyone not connected with the railway to cross tho
The big metropolitan stations in London, oi whlcb thero must be nearly a
dozen, are most conveniently arranged.
When our train pulled into Enston, we
found ourselves landed on 11 platform
along which wero drawn up a long
string of taxis, hansoma, and four-
wheelers, the taxis being in the great
mujoritv. A porter hauled out our luggage from tho baggage car with great
expedition, and in a twinkling had piled it on a taxi, and, giving directions
to the driver, wo were whirled out of
tho station befoie we could catch our
breath. People who talk to me now of
tho slowness of the English make me
[tired. Just contrast such au arrival iu
the biggest and most congested city iu
tho world with an arrival in Toronto,
By running roadways in between platforms, where vehicles can lino up, it
is possible ^or a traveller to transfer
from train to taxi with the utmost expedition. There is uo bother about luggage. Polite porters handle it.for you;
and there is no delay in getting a carriage.
"Why do you Knglish poople stick
to these antiquated compartment coaches?" I asked one day.
"Why don't you Americans adopt
them 1 ' ho retorted.
"Woll, now," said'I, "you must
surely admit that the American coach
is a saner contrivance.".
"Not a bit," he replied. "It may be!
for you. It. may suit conditions oven
thero better, but for us the compart!
ment ear is the thing. You sec, our
.journeys are usually short ones. Wo
wish to travel quickly, and in order to
loud and unload out cars^expcditiously,
we use the side doors. A compartment.
holds eight, or at most ten people. Suppose you hnve a crowded' train. Wo
could empty it nnd fill it agaiu before
you people could even empty yours."
This is quite evidently the reason
for the peculiar arrangement of Knglish coaches. Everything is dono to
[facilitate ingress and egross. Station
platforms nre built high, so that there
is ouly ono step up to tho level of the
floor of the cottch, and there are always
plenty of porters waiting to open the
doors and assist passengers in and
That the English people are not slow
to adopt improvements, when it is
shown that they nre wortb whilo, is
quite clear. Oii tho longer runs, corridor trains ure uow operated. But
oven theso trains nro constructed with
the side doors. The corridor runs along1
tne side of tho conch, and, opening from
it nre a row of compartments. Doors ^
open from the corridor to tho side ofl
tho train and from the compartments 1
to the other side. Theso corridor cars
were put on to admit of passengers proceeding to and from tho dining coaches.
An English railway train of the lat-
osUty+m-bi-4uiJ.o..a.-hiuidsQmii.uli!air. Tke
engine, of which I saw somo fairly
large examples, is u beautiful pioeo oif
mechanism, oftentimes painted ttomo
color, such as purple, dark red, gro*M,
or dark blue, ami always polished up to
the nines. Its surface .is quite smooth,_
ull the rods, cylinders, and other coii
traplioits which Jiguro the Canadian U-
comotive being concealed under ' it*
body. 1 was sorry to find that, on many
engines there is still no provision made
tor the protection of the driver and bits
fireman from the elements, but this
defect seems to have bcen repaired un
the majority of the  Knglish railroads.
Kxpeditiou seems to bo one groat
object 011 ull Knglish roads, nml one
dny I was fortunate In being provfdod
with an example of up-to-date methods,
which would put even a Yankee to.
shame. We were waiting at Learning
luu, ralher ait important junction point
on the Great Western, for a train for
Oxford, when along camo ono uf the
famous London to Birmingham dyers.
These (ruins mako a remarkably fast
run between the two cities ami cannot
afford lu lose a minute, if they are to
hold their schedule. As il roared
through Leamington station, I was surprised to note u idg burst of steam pouring from lhe reur couch. 1 turned to 8
porter standing near by for an OXplAB*
"Oh,",said he, qnite calmly, "they
've dropped a couple of slip coaches.
Here they come now."
As he spoke, a couple of cars eume
rolling down the track atid stopped at
the platform, They hud boon detached
from the moving Birmingham train *
short distance outside the station, and
then stopped by hand brakes, Quite
a number of passengers descended, having come dowu from Loudon
lime, aud without having delayed
Birmingham train one ins'
noted references to slip-coaches in the
railway timetables before, but never
understood what was meant- until 1 had
hud this demonstration. It
lice qnite generally follow
land  by  the railroads,
A noticeable difference between English and Canadian methods is t.o bo
found in the Handling of tickets. These
ure bought alter Hut same fashion iu
both countries, but iu Kngland they are
not I.tken up by 11 conductor. Indeed,
the word conductor is unknown. The
train is in charge of a guard, whu carries a green Hag by day ami a green
lantern by night, nud rides iu a Httle
compartment of his own at the rear
end of the train. Coming into a hrge
city like London, the train is usually
stopped nt smite convenient suburban
station, and a horde of officials pour
down upon it and collect tickets. This
is done very quickly. Landing in a
smaller place, a special exit from the
slatb-n is arranged through which ill
passengers must pass, and ns they go
through the gate thev present their
As most people aro aware, b:ig<jage
is seldom checked in Kngland. Some
roads now do this, but it is rare. The
reason, of course, is that luggage eon
be handled much more quickly without
checking. On nrriviug nt a station a
passenger does not have to go through
the sometimes slow formality of having
his trunk checked. He merely entrust*
it to a porter, and, if lie is of a nervou*
disposition, ho can follow it to the baggage car, aud sec it safely deposited
there. Then, on his arrival at his destination, he does not have to go to a
baggage room, nnd wait until the trualt
turns up there. He simply gets another
porter to secure it for him. The pr#
sent method seems best suited to eon
ditions in England as the checking ays
tem fits in probably bettor with Cwhi
dian  conditions.
There is nothing decadent about Kngland, so far as railways are concerned.
J11 spoed, safety, and pomfort they beM
their own remarkably well.
DR. PEREIRA, the Bishop ofOrof-
don,. whose remarks on Sen day
. observance havo beon widely quoted, was, until his present appointiaaat,
vicnr of Croydon, Kngland. Lik* a
great many Anglican clergymen, his
lordship is nn Irishman, and a Traifcy
College, Dublin, graduate.
Dr. Pereira is one of the m&lt oat-
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lie is a strong advocate of toaper
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when he was asked to examine the «kil
dren belonging to a Hund of Hop* in
South London.
In putting them questions, Dr. Pw-
eira asked:
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stranger without uny knowledge of
what temperance reform means. I aak
yon what drink you recommend hwt.
What would you sayf"
Immediately a forest of bands wnt
"Well?" ho askod one.
"Beer," was tho prompt reply.
"I should havo liked," says tbe
bishop in telling tho story, "to have
seen tho face of the superintendent of
tho Band of Hopo had he heard that
answer given."
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TIIE gowns worn nt this moment in  several  new plays
present a richness of detail, a wealth  of ideas that
makes the study of them intensely interesting and valuable at this time of year, whea women aro preparing uew
flOStumcH for lato winter and early spring.
All the work of Pnqoiu nro the four new costumes that
Ihe wonderful Polairo wears during the four acts of hcr now
play, Moutmarlre, Kach gown expresses ditforont qualities;
each oue is a lesson in the science of beauty, the vnlue of
correct lines, and nil aro elogaut; not with tho elegance df
Ifontmartre, but tbe elegance of the rue do la Pais, and,
while expressly adapted to tho strange personality of Polaire,
the supple slcndemoss of her figure, those gowns aro tho latest
of tho present fashions, with hints of thuso to follow. How
simple the first gown of royal blue voile, hung over blue
Liberty silk, witb touches of red on the corsage, and for trim-
sting only a collarette of fine Maline laco und a belt of black
eatcit leather. The skirt shapes a tunic, cut square at one
side. Marked witb French taste and smartness is the gown
•f the second act of exquisite, wood colored velvet. The up-
par part of its short tunic skirt points in tho back. As
simple in outline as the other, it is more elaborate in effect,
with a yoke-shaped collar of splendid Venice lace framing
the throat in n little square partly filled with a tiny, collarless
gaitnpe of flesh colored, uulined, mousseline de soie.
Black Velvet Hat
At tho elbows the small sleeves are divided by pointed
yioaea of the lace of the collar, and her Blender waist is bound
by a narrow belt of wood colored satin. At the end of tbe act
she throws over this gown a stunning wrap of matching
velvet, trimmed with fur oddly striped iu two shades of
brown, and thrusts her head into a little velvet, fur-trimmed
toque with a soft crown dropping towards the back. The
third gown—a sumptuous creation of white tulle gleaming
with embroideries of white pearls aud jet tubes aud strass
stones. It hangs over a sheath gown of white satin trimmed
al the hem with a wide band of Venice lace. Tho corsage is
severed with bead embroidery aud trimmed with silver-
embroidered lace, hung in squares over a satin girdle. At each
Ale the tunic skirt is caught under a jeweled ornament, and
a narrow line of poarl embroidery edges tne short, uulined
telle sleeves. Through thoir transparency shine the jewelled
bracelets that bind her arms above hor elbows, and her ungloved hands aro all ablaze with jewels. As splendid, but
qaitc different, is the fourth and final gown. Of vivid Empire green mousseline de soie, it has a slender, twining train
—like a scarf; half-way to the waist the front of the skirt
ia embroidered with gold and hemmed with a narrow baud
•f thinehilla fur. A heavy gold cord marks the high waist*
Sac. Simple in outline ns the others, it is strikingly brilliant
hi color, and in richness of the gold decoration all topped by
• hig black hat trimmed with an immense black cock's feather that droops at oue side in a manner thnt' becomingly
frames her expressive face. At the end she wraps herself in
a great cloak of white and taupe colored satin, with a big
flhputdiin hood caught in front by a brass buckle. The fui
adornment is achieved by two bands of different fur set close
together—ono of ermine, oue of taupe; arranged thus it borders the hem, the hood, and the sleeves.
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New gowns that have appeared at recent new plays nre
extraordinarily graceful in tlieir straight, long lines of skirt,
■nd the looso-tfttoulderod fit of corsage. Tho Grecian tunic
tad tbe full-belted tunic are eacb weighted with the desired
close efi'ect by handsome fringes.
Striking is a recent one-sided effect of the corsugo. One
short sleeve, with the shoulder line lu cue with it, may be of
heavy lace, while tho other shoulder may be covered with tho
graceful draping of the tunic, 'lhis example Is prettier than
most, having this effect, for it gives tho idea that the tunic
las bcen dropped from one shoulder of a luco undergarment,
•therwise quite hidden. An overdress of Bquare moHhed white
talle bordered with a ton-inch wide band of whito bead embroidery tbat weights it, is hung over a big, bright-flowered
brocaded silk; the skirt of it is circled three times at equal
ftstances, with four-inch wide jet fringe.' The corsage of the
beaded net is cut into a nearly belt-deep square, revealing
aa under corsage to match the skirt. This idea may ba elaborated on and made with various colors and materiuls.
The shoulder of an evening corsage cut in a wide, deep
square of silver lace with raiBed silver embroidery, has one
shoulder and one Bide of it covered by a five-yard long scarf
ef thinnest black tulle that is carried to the opposite hip
Md caught there by a large silver ornament, and silver
fringe weights it at the hem.   It is really, beautiful on a tall
As the season advances new stoles and scarfB are constantly appearing. Those made of black nnd colored chenille are the latest fancy nnd extremely pretty they are. At
i smart charity sale last week a woman wore a long, wide
stole of black chenille grille work lined with iron grey satin.
it had a wide border of seal fur, aud trimmed with a narrow
band of skunk fur set at the joiniug of the seal to the die
nllle. A huge muff matched the stole. Stoles of chenille
lattice work, edged with jet, and heavily fringed, are arranged on the figure to simulate a short cape by being gatli
(.red under a handsome oruamont in the middle of the back,
or on one shoulder; iu the latter case one end is flung over
the shoulder.
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Quaint nnd pretty is the latest cut of corsage below a
little guimpe; beginning at the height in front of thn little
hollow in the throat it roaches in a straight lino to the top
._ the shoulder; the lengthened lino of the guiinpo ou tho
shoulder thus achieved is particularly becoming.
There is ut present a curious period of indecision—of ton
tativo attempts in one direction tind another, interesting to
thoso who follow the fashions, ln coals, hats, and gowus
this hesitating note is seen.
While couts of all lengths aro worn, women are turning
moro uud moro to tho very long coat for afternoon wear
over long-tailed daytime culling gowus, Long nnd close, in
either sack shape or cut on moro circular lines, these coats
are preferred, ut this season, built of tho lovoly satin-faced
cloth, that hang so beautifully, with the thinnest of linings,
Wheu the sleeve is cut in ono with the shoulder it is left
three-quarters long; if set into an armhole it is generally in
plain long cout-sleovo form, and finished witli a wide cuff of
tho velvet, that faces the rovers.
Of great ologanco is a long, satin-faced cloth coat, trim
med with an immense velvet collar that at ono side of tho
back stretches into a long poiut, dragged longer by a heavy
silk tassel.
•   »
The most conspicuous difference between the American
school girl and hcr English cousin of the same age is In the
method of arranging tho hair. Long after the American girl
has donned trailing skirts and wears her hair high on her
head her sister across the seas is still wearing her skirt a
little below her knees and her hair loose down her back.
Tbis difference is typical of tho whole race of English and
American girls between tne ages of fifteen and eighteen
yeara. The former is looked upon and feels herself to be a
child until the schoolroom door has closed upon her for all
The American girl, on the other hand, all her life is
treated as a being of importance, and at the age ot sixteen
considers that she should emphasize in every way possible
the dignity which she feels and the deference which should
be accorded to her. Hence up goes her hair and down goes
the length of her skirts, and the simple schoolgirl is changed
into a miniature woman of the world.
It Is a pity that there should not be a happy medium in
this Btate of affairs. The tall, lanky English girl of seventeen or eighteen would not appear so ungainly or self-conscious if she were dressed with an idea of making the long
limbs' less conspicuously awkward by simply extending the
skirts to her ankles and pinning up the hair to the nape of
the neck.
But tbe American girl, generally less tall for her years,
should not at the age of fifteen be gowned in models much
like those of her mother wears and arrange her hair in a
manner that would be equally becoming to a woman of fifty.
Unless she is exceptionally tall, her hair should not go up
before she is seventeen. It may be worn in some pretty
fashion low on tbe neck with a soft pompadour at front and
sides, but no massing of puffs and false curls in imitation of
the present unhappily exaggerated method of arrangement.
Velvet Hat with Orey Feathers
As with the correct length for her skirts, the psychological momont for "putting up ' tho hair must depend largely
upon the size of the girl iu question—how tall she is for her
age and whether the hair woru up on top of the head is
decidedly more becoming or not to her profile and full faco.
At all events, the hair must not go up before the skirts
have racked the ankles and should not bo arranged in any
elaborate, really grown-up way until sho is old enough to
wear a real train gown. The process should bo gradual and
worked out together, so that there shull be no sudden transformation In a day and the hair bo woru suddenly up while
all the skirts nre still far off the ground.
»   *   *
In the evening there is naturally a desire to arrange the
hair iu a more elaborate manner tban is suitable with a
school dress. As a rule, however, if a becoming means of
arranging it has been found, it is best to keep to it until the
fashion has been outgrown, and tho bright colored ribbons
will dross it up nicely.
When tho hair has boon regularly put up a simple twin*
ing of ribbon ubout the knot is attractive in the evening or
a cluster of tiny rose buds may be placed at a becoming
augle against the knot. It is a fashion of the moment, how
ever, to wear nn ornament or flowers in the coiffure save n
costly jewelled band or really handsome ornament, such as
would be most inappropriate for a girl not yot "out," aud
at the smartest dances the majority of girls present wear nc
ornaments, not even the pretty flower wreaths in their hair.
Ribbon run through pieces, or, rather, strands of hair, has
gone out of vogue, but narrow bands of silk or satin twisted
about the knot give an undeniably pretty touch of color just
where it will show most becomingly. White is not, ns a rule,
bo becoming against tho hair as a brighter shade, but any
pule shnde which mntcfms the gown will carry out the color
effect ef tbe dress attractively.
IN tho euronioles of the Tang dynasty,
which flourished In China from tils
to 1)07 A.D.) reference is found to a
hiring innovation introduced by certain
hangers-on of the imperial court, writes
franklin Obliuger In tho World Work.
Taking advantage of their opportunity
for securing first-hand information,
those mountebanks hnd made a practico
of parading the streets of the capital
Hearing placards whereon they had inscribed tho august doings of the Son
of Heaven and tho latest news of his
court. Incidentally they did not fail
to gather au ample revenue from the
crowds that were allowed to read the
placards, and whoso curiosity they thus
Though severely condemning tho practice us wholly lacking in propriety, the
Imperial Government never suppressed
it, and these pioucerB of "the fourth os-
tuto" were permitted to ply their ue-
larious trnde unmolested. Finally it
occurred to some journalistic genius
that instead of exhibiting placards indiscriminately to the crowds and depending upon tlieir uncertiiin gratuities,
the same result could bo better attained
by printing tho news and selling copies.
This schemo had at least the advantage
of con tin ing tho scrutiny of imperial
doings to the educated, aad the government had no objection to granting a
franchise for the purpose
■' fetich is.tho origin of tho Ti Chau, or,
hfl' it is better known, tho Peking
Gazette It is. undoubtedly the oldest
newspaper in existence, antedating by
several centuries the first journals published in Venice Its twenty-odd octave
pages still make their regular appear
ance, filled with imperial decrees, notices of appointments, and memorials
from such high dignitaries as have beeu
accorded the privilege of addressing tbe
throne. These leaves are loosely
stitched together in a cover of imperial
yellow, which distinguishes the publication as the official organ of the government.
But beyond merely stumbling upon
the idea, the Chinese did little, if anything, in the way of developing the art
of journalism. The Gazette had its imitators in the provincial capitals, and in
these official announcements about local
affairs were recorded. Of comment and
criticism, there was nothing, much less
any effort in the direction of moulding
publie opinion or of giving general information. The arbitrary habits of
Oriental Tillers may have made such attempts hazardous, if not impossible, or
it may be that the Chinese attitude toward such innovations was correctly expressed by Commissioner Tin. On being
aBked whether he did not wish to have
the latest dispatches from Europe translated to him, he quietly replied that
"one on whose belly reposed the five
books and four classics felt no need for
the latest dispatches."
At any rate, it was not until Chris-,
tian missions were established that
newspapers, in our sense of the word,
came to be printed in Chinese. The missionaries were active In literary work,
and from the publication of religious
books soon branched out Into journalism, Their periodicals contained much;
general information in addition to news
of a religious character, and were circulated extensively outside cf their congregations. Of these religious papers,
tbe Chinese Christian Intelligencer and
the Christian Advocate, both published
in Shanghai, are the best known. Following their success, the Sin Wan Pao,
or Daily Chronicle, the Tung Pao, or
Eastern Times, the oldest daily papers
of Shanghai, were established.
But by far the most decisive impetus
to journalism was furnished bv the results of the uprising of 1900. The occupation of Peking by foreign armies,
the flight of the imperial court, and the
terrible punitive expeditions, all combined to shatter the traditional notions
of their own superiority which had so
long been entertained by the Chinese.
They were now willing and anxious to
learn the sources of Western efficiency.
They became intensely interested in
Western arts and sciences, In 1905 it
was estimated that no less than six
hundred treatises on scientific subjects
had been translated from foreign languages into Chinese. Students were
sent abroad in great numbers. In 1897,
Commissioner McLeavy Brown had established the Chinese imperial post and
had put into effect a schedule of postal
rates which was probably the lowest in
the world. Thus both tho demand aand
the facilities for a secular press had
come into being.
The Japanese were the flrst to appreciate the opportunity which the new
conditions afforded. For a number of
years, the chambers of commerce of thc
principal Japanese cities had maintained in Shanghai a commercial college.
Here Japanese youths wore instructed
iu the geography, resources and commerce of China. They wero taught to
speak the principal native dialects, and
were made familiar with the customs of
the nennle. These men wero, therefore,
admirably equipped for acting as inter
mediariee between the Chinese and the
new learning. For some time tbe Japanese interests hnd owned and publish
ed the Tung Wen Hu Pao, or Universal
Gazette, of Shanghai. Similar journals woro now started by Japanese enterprise in many of the provincial capitals, such ns Foochow, Hankow, Iidn.ii
fn, nnd other important cities, These
papers were well edited, but both news
and comment were colored by Japanese
views. Other nationalities with interests in China began to appreciate the
importance of tbe newspaper as a pel
itical factor. Tho British and Germans
each now control a newspaper in Pekin,
and tho French have a semi-official or
gan in 1'Impartial, published in Tientsin.
Tho Chinese, however, aro not the
people to allow foreign InfluenccB to
permanently ahape their views, and the
great majority of periodicals are now
published undor native auspices. In
view of the arbitrary manner in which
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these publications are issued under the
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Most of the newspaper equipment
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MME. DE THEBES, the famous necromancer, of Paris, who has studied the palms of every ruler iu
Europe, and who haB foretold the future
of most of the preseut-day celebrities on
the old-world side of the water, predicts
awful things for 1911.
France, she says in hor "Almanac,"
is treading, as it were, upon the crest
of a mountain from which, on either
side, precipitous wallB fall downward.
A false step and she is lost. Floods will
continue to threaten the country, and
the Government is bound, head first, into
deepest mourning,
England will Bee the great transformation into which she has already entered brought up in the gravest crisis.
These will not necessarily prove fatal
to her.
Germany "is not wbat she seems,
and her chief seems what he is not.
She has grown too swiftly, and, in the
drunkennesB of ber luck, which her variety of purpose will destroy, will come
the death or incapacity of her master."
Austria has a brilliant future before
hor. Vienna will come into a splendor
never Been before, but at the expense
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Italy will see wonderful and unlooked
for changes. The ancient regime will
be restored, even to the making of peace
with the Roman church. This will cause
the warmth which now exists between
France and Italy to wane, and even a
reaction to tho point of enmity is likely
to set in.
In Spain, "the King has escaped, as
I predicted, the gravest personal perils,
and now, if he would vanquish, he
must trust to his own intelligence and
will power. May he rest master of
himself and not .permit himself to listen
to retrograde influences.
For America, Mme, De Thebes' "Almanac" of the future contains littlo,
albeit she is conversant with American
matters. The workingmen'e movement
which seems growing at tho present
time in the United States, will not meet
with any great degree of success. The
political crisis now on will peter out
sooner or later, like a damp firecracker.
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course, is to foretell the future for the
individual. She every year "tells the
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return postage.
Scores of poople daily acqun int u>
with the benefit they havo derived
from the use of Zam-Buk, Mr. P. Ab
l ridge, of '.I St. Paul St., St. (Jathnriuer
Ont., says: "For five years I have sui
tered untold agoay wdth protruding
piles. The pain was so grent. at timet
1 would almost scream.
"I lost weight and had uo appetiU
I tried everything I ever heard of fei
[dies, us 1 wns willing to tuke anytliinp
to get relief, It was useless, however
nml I almost gave up in despair.
One day a friend gavo me a sampl*
of Zam link, and told me of u liieac
of his witty had been cured. 1 dccitloc
to try Zam-lluk, and the relief I got
was encouraging. 1 used three boxer,
and at the end nf that time I was com
pletely cured. I wish 1 could have got
Zam-Buk years ago; it would havo savor
me a great deal of misery."
Zam-Hnk will also be found a aim
cure for cold sores, chapped hands
frost bite, ulcere, blood-poisou, vuri
cose Bores, Hcalp Bores, ringworm, in
flamed patches, babies' eruptions ant
chapped places, cuts, burns, bruise*
and skiu injuries generally. All drug
gists and stores sell at 50c. box, oi
post free from Zam-Buk Co., Toronto
upon receipt of price. You are warnei
ngainst harmful imitations nnd sub
stitntes. See the registered name
"Zam-Buk," on every package.
Send for free sample to Dept. B.F
National Drug & Chemical Oo., Toronto
Yoo Cannot Forget Yonr Corni
They pain too much. Perhaps yos
bave tried this, that and the other rem
edy—you still have them. You do nol
experiment wben yon use Putnam'i
Painless Corn Extractor. In twenty
four hours the soreness is removed, In
a day or two you are rid of them, roat
and branch. Keep the name in sigM
because it tells the story. Putnam's
Painless Corn Extractor. Sold by drag
gists, price 25c.
foretold, and of each of these sh«
keeps copious notes. And it is froas
these notes that she is able to "tell tht
fortune" of France, and of Paris particularly. The lives of her people, of
course, make the life of a nation.
Thus, Paris is to be plunged intt
mourning three times. Mme, De Thebe*
says this because she read the future
for three people high in public life
whom she found were to be taken ofl
during the year. Two captivating
stage favorites of Paris, she says, an
to meet tragic ends before the end of
1911. A prominent statesman is te
have "a romantic departure" or disap
pearance from view. Whether he is tr
die or wed is not stated.
The world at large is to see s tra ngt
moral lapses and many peculiar love
affairs of universal interest; scandab
among high families, and deaths tf
some famous "old boys" while playiaf
at Romeo.
Some people seem to lose sight oi
the fnct that it's'the night before that
makes the moruing after.
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What the Editor has to say.
Vancouver Island Nursery Co.
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Are you
If not
The season of the year has arrived when every good cit
izen should at least make an effort to clean up  his premises.
The Provincial government is importing wild turkeys to
be turned loose as a game bird in suoh part of the province as
are climatically suited to the requirements of the bird
Vancouver Island is said to present conditions most suitable
for wild turkey, and if this is the case, the Development Lea
gue might very well try to secure a few of these birds for this
district as they succeeded in doing in the case of the Mongol
ian pheasants, turned down in this neighborhood last year.
Those citizens who went to the poll a few weeks ago be
lieving when they cast their vote that   they   were voting for
Single Tax in this city are doomed to disappointment.
The City Council called a special meeting last Monday
night for the purpose of discussing Single Tax but the result
of their deliberations has merely been a very substantial increase in the taxes of the citizens.
It is true that the Council has raised the valuation of all
land in the city, but they have uot reduced the valuation on
improvements and in fact in many instances the valuation of
improvements has been iNCRKASED.the very antithesis of Single
Some of our councillors appear to believe that Single Tax
is a very good thing in other cities, but would prove unworkable in Cumberland, giving the limited area of taxable land in
the city as a reason.
No one can deny that the city is sadly in need of money
and that an increased revenue for the year was necessary, but
this could still have been accomplished, and at the same time
the burden of taxation upon the owners of homes have been
very materially reduced by resorting to Single Tax.
The Councillors seem to believe that the only way to get
more money from taxation is by way of a general increase in
assessments, and it does not appear to huve occured to these
gentlemen that by increasing the assessment on lauds, reducing the assessment on improvements and by raising the rate of
assessment the same revenue might be derived and considerable of the burden of taxation now resting upon the shoulders
of the home owners be transferred to the land speculator who
is merely holding on to vacant property waiting for his neighbor to build up around him and render his speculative holdings
more valuable.
This, indeed, would not have been single tax either, but
it would at least have been a substantial step in that direction.
The only sensible suggestion we heard at the meeting was
one emanating trom the Mayor; that two assessors be appointed Ut reassess city property and after tlieir report had been
handed in that a rate of assessment be struck.
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TIIK preacher had boon eloquent in
liis nui.trks concerning the young
girl ovflr whose remains tbo runot
al services wero being bold. Tears
mere, in the oyos of all present
Even ho speaker's voice trembled witli
thr force of Ins emotion,
II,' concluded his s< rmon with thil
''t nn anyone doubt tbnt this fair,
fragile flower hns been trnniplantod to
the hothouse of i he Lord .''
ONE morning laat summer President
Tnft, wearing the largest bathing
suit   known   tn   modern   times,
throw  his substantial   and   ponderous
form Into thc cooling waters of Beverly
That afternoon a newspaper corrc-
epondont Bent tlio following to his
"Thoro was mighty littlo swimming
along the nortli shore to-day. The Presl*
>lout wns using tho ocean*'1
was by nature a very keen sportsman, ani] though ho never allowed hia tastes in this direction to inter
fere with hia many duties, there wna
oothing he enjoyed more than a day's
On one of these occasiona be was met
by an old lady, who strongly disapproved of any members of the clerical
profession, and especially ono of the
Beads of the church, indulging in sucb
"I have never read in tbe Bible thnt
any of the apostles went out shooting,
my lord," she observed severely.
"Well, '*ou see," returned his lord-
efcip cheerfully, "all their spare time
Ifcey spent out fishing,"
• •   •
HARVEY W. WILEY, the government's brilliant food expert, was
talking about a notorious case of
(•od adulteration.
"The morals of these people," be
•aid; "it is incredible. But I know of
a little boy who will grow up and join
them some day. I was walking one
morning in a meadow when I saw this
Rule boy gathering mushrooms,
" 'Have you had good luckt* I asked.
" 'Fair,' ho answered, showing me
Ua basket.
"But I gave a cry of alarm.
" 'Why, my lad,' I said, 'those are
toadstools you've got. They're poison,
deadly poison,'
"He tipped me a reassuring wink.
" 'Oh, they ain't fer eatin', sir,' he
■aid;  'they're fer sale.' "
• *   •
OYER tbe dessert a magazine editor
reproached the author for the aw-
foi way he roasts the morals and
manners  of our  millionaires in  "The
Jelly Comer."    The author said that
ttey deserved roasting—and to prove
, it-he told a Btory.
He said tbat a New York multi-millionaire got converted one night at a
revival meeting, and, standing up in
his plnce, the rich convert declared
that his conversion was retroactive, and
lie proposed to make restitution to uny-
mc be had over wronged.
Well, about two o'clock that morn-
. tag the millionaire was awakened by
a long ring at the bell. He put hia
'head r/ut of the window.
"Who's that!" ho said.
"I am Thomas J, Griggs," waa the
reply.   "I board about your conversion
VARICOSE VEINS, Varicosities et*
■romjtly rallmrt and eTentnaliy cwidby;
fllafi pain, itopt faini-nfu. Mr. Lake KaTaoaafk,
Hr Brian mi., W. BprinuflBld, Mul, ■uttered io yean
with enlarged,knottwl TMni; hli doctor adrlied Hop-
Mm work and f olnjt to bed. initead of doing eo he used
iBSOBBlNK, J It., and m n monthr tim* the ior*.
Kand iwtlllng had all dtiappMtrfd and he wu et*
f cured. Ri>nwTU Ooitr*. Wrni, Tutnori, <:•«•
Ud rally baunH, t'ur*«itral!iiinrt ipraln*. ILOMoa,
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mt   tadwwpiiiiiil   tee   wrmwfe  *e%
Via 'rJlaVii "Uii JUTu* *JT3
—*    1W ■*•»*! *n* Mama.
mid I'd liko you to pay mo back $200,-
000 yuu cheated mo out of in the
U. B. I), receivership."
"All right, I'll pay you," Baid tho
millionaire! * 'but why the deuce," he
added angrily, "do you want to ring
nm  up at this hour'/"
"Well, you Beo," wuh tbo reply, "1
thought I'd como early and avoid the
'1MIK hour wns one n.m.    Inside Hip
A    dlml« lighted hallway stood Mrn.
Dorklns With a grim smile on her
fnee.   Tho front iloor was boiled.
"John," she suid, in cutting accents,
"ynu have been dissipating ut tho club
"Marin, ' spoko a voice outside, rapidly, clearly, and distinctly, "lie blew
lugubriously ou tho blooming buglet"
Instantly Bhe unfastened and opened
tin. door.    Mr.  Dorklns had not been
A DETROIT millionaire Rave his Utile  daughtor,   last  Cur 1st mas,  a
Superb doll's house—a doll's house
lighted With electricity, tbat lyul baths
:ind  a  gat go und   even,  in  one CO flier
of iis garage, n tiny doll monoplane
1' Well, my dear, do you liko yonr
new doll's houso?" the litlle girl's
fnther nsked her one day during Christmas week.
"Oh, yes, papa; tremendously," she
replied. "But I've let il furnished lo
OousiQ Angela for len dollurs a montli."
• t    t
'PUIS is nu extract from the diary r.f
JL     the little heroine in  Kate Tribte
Sharber's story, "Tho Annals of
Ann,"  which  proves the sharpness of
youthful observation!
No mat tor how line a doctor a lady's
husband is, she is never permitted to
mention it tu ber friends, for this is
called "unethical." Hut if she's expecting company of an afternoon she
can happen to have a bottle with a
queer thing inside setting on the mantelpiece, nnd when tbe company asks
whnt on earth the thing Is she can suy,
"For goodness' Bake! My husband
must have forgotten that. Why, that's
Senator Himuck's appeudix!"
• •   •
ONE of the cleverest bits of electioneering dodgery waa devised by aa
agent who had beeu forbidden to
corrupt tbe electors. He called a meeting and attended with his pockets full
of gold.
"I have to inform you, gentlemen,"
be began, "that there is to be no bribery on our side during this election,
(Hear, heart) For my part I do not
intend to give away a penny piece.
(Uneasy silence.) But I am afraid that
there are aome d——d rascals in this
room, and that presently they will lay
me on tha table and take 500 sovereigns
out of my pockets."
The next few minutes he spent upon
the table.
• •   •
of South Carolina, and Governor
W. W. Kitchen, of North Carolina, recently met at Louisville, Kentucky, and iBsued the following joint
"It has been the legend that the
governor of North Carolina said to tho
governor of South Carolina: 'It is a
long time between drinks.' No such
statement was ever made, Tho facts
as told by an eyewitness of that famous meeting brand the wholo story as
"This is what really happened: the
I governor of North Carolina said to the
(governor of South Carolina, 'Remember
the fate of Montgomery!'   'Well, who
in h was Montgomery!' aBked the
governor of South Carolina. 'He was
the man who died between drinks/ replied the governor of North Carolina."
• *   *
IN Kentucky is a.quaint character
named Ezekiel Hopkins, who once
gained local fame by discovering
a piece of broken railway line and
warning nn excursion train in timo to
save disaster. So it waB decided to
present Ezekiel with a gold watch.
The bead of the presentation committee, approaching Ezekiel with a grave
bow, Baid:
"Mr, Hopkins, it is thc desire of the
good people of Kentucky thnt you shnll,
in recognition of your valor and merit,
be presented with thia watch, which
they trust will ever remind you of their
undying friendship."
Without the least emotion, Ezekiel
ejected from bis mouth a long stream
of tobacco juice, took the watch from
its handsome ease, turned it over and
over in bis wrinkled hand, and finally
" war's the chain!"
A PRETTY sehoolma'nm ouce taught
school in a Long Island village.
All the young fellows for miles
around were mad about her, but the
schoolmu'am was proud, and nono of
tbe boys seemed to stand the ghost of
a chance.
Young .Tim llrown, the judge's son,
was thr best looking chap in town, nnd
probably loved the scboolma'am more
than any of her oilier swnins, but lie
never had tho pluck to declare himself.
One day the schnolina'nm being away
on a visit to New York State, .Iim asked
advice of the editor,    The editor snid:
"Take thp bull by the horns and insert nn announcement of your forthcoming marriage in my society column.
It will cost, you only fifty cents,"
So -Tim inserted an announcement tn
the effect that the schoolmn'nm nnd he
would spend their honeymoon at Atlantic City. A short time after the announcement appeared the schoolma'am
came back home. Jim hpard on all
sides how furious she wbb. Por several
days Iio kept away from her. Then,
one afternoon, as she was coming home
from school, ke ran plump into her in
the lane.
She let him know at once what Bh?
thought of him and his outrageous conduct. She stormed and raged and her
pretty ayes flashed fire.
Jim stood first on one foot and then
on the other, and finally he blurted out:
"Well, if yon don't like it 1 ean have
the announcement contradicted."
"Oh, bother itt" said the school-
ma'am, "it's too late  now!"
Strengthens The Throat
Mr. W. l\ Purdom, writing from St,
Anne's Hay P.O., says: "I used to bo
troubled with relaxed throat, constant
Irritation and QOUghinff, I inhaled Ca-
tarrhozouo as directed und havo been
permanently cured. I can think of
nothing so good for the throat, noso nnd
bronchia] tube as Qatarrbozone. I re
commend it to all my friends," Cure is
quick and mire if Cutarrho/.ono is used
lor Bronchitis, Irritable Throat, Catarrh
and Chest Troubles; 25(1. BOc and $1.00
elzpS, at all dealers.
Fishing for compliments seldom lands
a husband.
I  "the best medicine     1
:r coughc
\ MONO the most curious clocks in
£3l the world aro iwo iu Worsley,
Lancashire, England, that neve
Btrike one. Instead they strike thlrtoOU
at 1 a.m. and 1 p.m. One of thom If
over the Marl of Kllesiuere'. place call
od Worsley Hull, and is tho original
clock which the Puke of BrldgOwnter
had placed in lhe tower, It in said that
Ilu* duke had tlio clock made to strike
the "unlucky" number so as to warn
his workmen that it was time to return
nfter dinner, some of Ihem having excused themselves for being lute on the
ground that thoy could not hear it
strike one.
This recalls the tncldont when the
big clock of llie Houses of Parliament
saved a man's life. A soldier In the
reign of William and Mnry was condemned by court martial for fulling
asleep while on duty on tho terrace at
Windsor. He stoutly denied the charge,
and by way of proof solemnly declared
that he heard Old Tom (the predecessor
of Big Hen) strike thirteen instead of
twelve. The ofllcers laughed at tho
idea, but while the man was in prison
awaiting execution several persona camo
forward and swore thnt the clock actually did strike thirteen, whereupon
the Boldier was pardoned and released.
Wells Cathedral contains one of the
most interesting clocks in the whole
world. It was constructed by Poter
Lightfoot, a monk, in 1320, and embraces many devices which testify to
the nncient horologist's ingenuity. Sev-
eral celestial and terrestrial bodies are
incorporated in tbe interesting movement and relationship. They indicate
the hours of the day, the age of the
moon, and the position of the planets
and the tides. When the clock strikes
the hour two companies of horsemen,
fully armed, dash out of tho gateways
in opposite directions, and charge vigor-
ously. They Btrike with their lances
as they pass aB many times aa correspond with the number of the hour, A
little distance away, seated on a high
perch, is a quaint figure, which kicks
the quarters on two bells placed beneath
his feet, and strikes the hours on a bell.
The dial of the clock la divided into
twenty-four hours, and shows the phases
of the moon and a map of the universe.
An oddity in clocks is the invention
of a Frenchman, M. Paul Cornu. It consists of a dial mounted above a reservoir and having a sort of a seesaw
mounted upon its support. The reservoir holds sufficient alcohol to last for
a month, and this serves aa fnel for a
small flame that burns at one end. The
heat from the flame causes the air to
expand in the bulb of the seesaw directly above it. As a result the seesaw
moves every five seconds. This movement is the sole motive power that actuates the hands.
In Switzerland clocks are now being
made that do not require hands and
faces. The timepiece merely stands in
the hall, and one presses a button,
which, by means of the phonographic
internal arrangements, calls out, "Half-
past four," or "Five minutes to ten,"
or whatever the time may be.
A Munich professor has invented a re
markable sick-room clock. When a but
ton is pressed an electric lamp behind
tho dial throws tho shadow of the
hour's and hands, magnified, upon the
ceiling, so that invalids can see it from
bed without craning tbeir necks or putting themselves to any inconvenience.
A German shoemaker spent fifteen
years of his leisure momenta in constructing a clock of the grandfather
shape nearly six feet high, made entirely of straw. The wheels, pointers, case
and every detail are exclusively of
straw. The most remarkable fact it
that it is reported to keep perfect time.
The Czar of Russia is the possessor of
a unique clock that records not merely
the passing seconds, minutes and hours,
but the days, weeks, months aud years.
Tbe clock was invented and manufactured by two peasants, who presented it
to tho Emperor as a token of their
loyalty. In St. Petersburg, too, is to be
seen a clock having ninety-five faces,
indicating simultaneously the time at
thirty different apots on the earth's surface, besides the movements of the
earth nnd planets.
The clock of Lyons Cathedral is a
wonderful piece of mechanism, aud the
legend describing it is as follows: The
cock erowB; the bell sounds the hours;
the little bells the Sancta Sp'rilus; thc
angel opens the gnte to salute the Virgin Mary. The heads of the two lions
move thc eyes and the tongue.' The as-
trnlabo shows the hours in it.- degrees,
and tho movements of the moon, Moreover, the perpetual calendar show* all
tho days of the year, the feast dityi Ultd
the fcieeextlle, The hours at whleh the
chimes are complete nre f\v». and ?ix
in the morning, midday, and one nnd
two o'clock in the afternoon. The
chimes nt the other hours are restricted
so ns not to interfere with the cathedral Bervice.
Complicated, indeed, is the clock of
the Beauvais Cathedral. Tt is said to
be composed of 92,000 separate pieces,
according to a French statement. One
sees on the fifty-two dial plates the
hour, the day, the week, and the month,
the rising, the setting of the sun, the
phases of the moon, the tides, the time
iu the principal capitals of the world,
together with a series of terrestrial
and astronomical evolutions, The framework is of carved oak, eight by five
metres, or twenty-six by sixteen and
one-quarter feet. When the clock strikes
all the edifice seems in movement. Tho
68 iff ner wished to depict the Last Judgment. This wonderful clock is the work
of a Beaubalsion, M. Verite. He died
iu 1887,
U11' tho many Anglo-American peeresses, quite one of the most distinguished is the Duchess of Marlborough. She haB been making somo
outspoken remarks on tho question of
marriago and education. Elver since
she came tu Kngland us a bride, sho has
thrown herself body and soul into Bocial work of every description.
But long boron* that oven her Grace
wa.s already a social forco iu New York,
where she put many of ber organizing
talents to practical purposes, Mho was
Instrumental, for instance, iu founding
the first club for workroom girls in the
States, a club whicli. has since prospered, and whicn now numbers somo hundreds of members.
Upon Blenheim Castle, tho Duchess
has brought to boar much of hcr artis-
lic. persuiialily. Among the many Innovations she has introduced is an
American bower, which, perhaps, would
bo belter described ns a floral tunnel.
Ii is very long and narrow, and arched
over with bofioysuokto, clematis, and
dust or! llg rambler rose,
At intervals, the bower Is widened
to form alcoves for seats, and one can
Imagine nothing more delightful Ihuu
to sit among the honeysuckle and watch,
bolwoen tno cluster of rosea, the river
which winds iis way ttin.ugh the greensward below.
The duchess also introduced a small
menagerie of wild.- animals, arid has
Special cages and healed kennels built
for thom, Ouzel Ies, vultures, snakes,
chimpanzees,' and pelicans were Introduced, and, afler her Grace's tour to
the Nile district somo years ago, a
number of othor rare animals wero added to the collection, making it now one
of  the  best private  zoos  in  England.
1'rotect the child from Ihn ravages
of worms by using Mother Craves'
Worm Exterminator,; Tt is a standard
remedy, and years of use have enhanced
its reputation.
'jutckty otopfl co..
'liv  i.irii.if  mid  Itlttfjl
T1HERE nre few men who carry their
. years lighter than Lord Brassey,
who, at the age of seventy-four,
is shortly to start upon another trip to
this country in his yacht, tho Sunbeam,
The Sunbeam has already, if she never
sailed anothor knot, a record career in
sea annals, having covered considerably over 300,000 knots. Many of hcr
voynges have been made famous by the
pen of Lord Brassey's first wife, the
gifted writer who died at sea under
poignant circumstances many years ago.
Nor is this to be Lord Brassey's first
trip to Canada; he accomplished a simi
lar trip some years ago, on that occa
sion travelling a distance of 7,085 miles
of sea in a few hours less than thirty
five days.
"To lovers of sailing," his lordship
wrote on nis return home, "yachts capable of cruising under Bail offer great
advantages ovor full-powered vessels.
Whether in the navy or the pleasure
fleet, rigged vessels serve to rear up
seamen of that hardy breed which we
see disappearing with so much regret."
After yachting, Lord Braisey's favorite recreation is cricket. On the
magnificent grounds surrounding his
beautiful Sussex seat matches are fre
quently held during the season.
Of one of these fights he once told
a capital story. It appears that there
was a scarcity of available talent, with
the result that it waa necessary to
secure one of Lord Brassey'a footmen
as umpire. In due course, his lordship
himself went in, and a local bowler was
put on. The second ball he stoppod
with his leg. and the cry was raised,,
"How's that!" for being out leg before wicket.
It was the footman who had to answer, and, turning to his master, he
exclaimed, in a half-apologetic tone,
"I'm afraid that I must say, 'Not at
home/ your lordship."
"Not at nome?" cried Lord Brassey.   "\\hat on earth do you mean?"
"Well, then, if you will have it," the
footman made answer, "I mean yon are
hout I"
The Horseman
RECENTLY, Lord Rosebery opened
the renovated Auld Brig of Ayr,
which had been closed for more
than two years, undergoing the repairs
necessnry to secure its safety and stability as part of a public highway. One
of Burns's best poems wns on the
"Brigs of Ayr," and the success of
the preservation scheme owes much to
the eloquent pleading of the Laird of
Lord Rosebery has well earned the
title to be regarded as orator-in-chief
and high priest of the Burns cult; for,
during the last thirty years, no ceremony connected with the poet'B memory
lias been considered complete without
his inspiring presence. As far back as
April, 1882, we find the noble lord unveiling a Burns statue—by Mrs. D. O.
Hill, siater of Sir Noel Paton—in the
town of Dumfries, where the poet died
in July, 170fi.
London una two memorials of Burns.
There is the familiar sthtue ou the Victoria Embankment, which was lho gift
of a London Scot, aud executed by Sir
John Hull. This was unveiled by Lord
Rosebery on July 20th, 18K4. In March
of the following year he was called
upon to unveil a bust of tho Scotch
poet in Poets' Comer, Westminster Abbey.
In July, 1806, thn centenary of the
death of ilurns, was celebrated by the
Burna Clubs of Scotland. Lord Rosebery, on thnt occasion, delivered two
magnificent orations on the genius and
memory of the poet—beginning his
theme in Dumfries in the afternoon
snd completing it iu Glasgow at a big
public gathering in tho evening. In
September of the same year he unveiled a statue (by Pomeroy) in the town
of Paisley.
The faster a young man is thc more
difficulty he has in keeping up with
his running expenses.
A woman's reason is "because," but
it sometimes happens that a man hasn't
even that one. , , ,
A good motto for the bridge-player
is, "Never double trouble till trouble
doubles you."
A friend of mine says he can tell
any woman's nge by simply looking nt
her.    T wouldn't be so mean. I
Tt is just as well to look a gift auto- j
mobile in tho gasoline tank, I
Wheu n fool and his money nro parted there is seldom any alimony, ■
Tt is impossible to mnke a linn of n
man who persists in making an ass of:
himself. I
'IM1AT whirlwind from tho western
J. part of Ontario, G. A. llrown,
known in Canada as the "Speed
Merchant," and in Michigan as the
"Canadian Wonder," arrived in. Toronto recently with 0 car-load of twenty
harness horses, trotters and pacers, of
known and unknown quantity, nnd
made the Repository his headquarters.
G, A., or Art Brown, as he is better
known, occupies a unique position in
tho realm of harness horsemen. lie
claims, aiul 1 think he is justified iu
malting the claim, that ho bu'ys1 und
sells each year more tr otter q anoV pacers
than *nuy .individual in the world—aiul
lhls surely entitles him lo distinction.
I hi ring the past two or Ihreo years
llrown has disposed of a largo number
of horses iu Toronto, some, of which
remained, there Jirud Mliers were sold
for shipment lo outside points; and
Whllo, as he says, it is impossible to
pick "all peaches" without getting an
occasional "lemon" in the horse garden, many of the horses ho sold l'o parlies  in  Toronto  more  thttn   made  good
for (heir new owners. The pah of
Koadmaster mares, Pansy and Violet,
that, he sold to a Toronto horseman.
proved even better than ihey were represented, The former won two heats
in the big 8,33 class pacing stake at
Ottawa the winter before last, and although the best that fell to her lot was
second money, she demonstrated in lhat
race her ability to win with more favorable treatment.
Violet ia known to be better than a
2.15 pacer on a half mile track, as she
wub only last woek beaten by a small
margin in 2.10',/. over the ice, and thore
aro many seconds difference between a
"dirt" track aud ono thnt iB made
of ice.
Another mare that came from the
same source that proved a real prizo is
Nettie Ethan, now away on a winter
campaign. The mare was raced extensively during the past summer season,
and has already been to the races tbis
winter, and alt with a largo amount
of credit to herself.
Paymaster, a gelding, by Koadmaster,
waB sold to a Toronto horseman a couple
of years ago and wns turned down ae
lame, but the horse was resold to a
party in the west, who raced him with
more than ordinary success, and gave
him a record of 2.17 Vi on a half-mile
track. The new owner of Paymaster
considered this patter good enough to
take to tue Grand Circuit, and although
he did not land any purses, was timed
separately several times in 2.08 or better.
The same Brown is undoubtedly tho
world's champion horsedeoler. He buys
and sells horses with as little concern
as a merchant would deal in so many
potatoes, and the price never stopB him.
It was only last winter about thiB time
that he extracted a roll from his hip
pocket ana offered Nat Ray twenty
crisp one hundred dollar notes for the
pacing gelding John McEwen, and in
view of the fact that Nat cleaned up
nearly that amount when his old favorite won the now famous free-for-all
race at Ottawa a few weeks later,
Brown would have been justified in giving the additional five hundred, as the
horse was offered to Iiim for $2,500.
It is just-three years ago this winter
since the lanky horseman calmly wrote
out two checks which aggregated closo
to $4,000 for the two pacing mares,
Maud Keawiek and Lady May, and ho
Dear Sir: ,    -
"I wish you to put my letter en
record for tho sake of suffering human
ity. I have suffered 18 months witl.
Muscular Rheumatism in my back. 1
havo spent at least $30,000 on pills and
liniments during that time, but nothinp
would ease me of the pain—iu fact, it
was a chronic pain. For those long L8
monl lis it stayed right with me, sonwp
limes convulsive and cramp-like, cans
lug me to groan and cry aloud. Evety
moment was loiture, I could uot turn
in bed without yelling out. Now 1 will
always bless the day whon I first Started
to rub iu, and to take internally 'Ner
viline.' After using four bottles, my
pains have left me. I shall always take
off my hat to 'Nerviline' ami can hon
estly Hay il 'a the poor man's best friend,
because it will always drive away froa
you the  Demon—Pain,
" Yours truthfully,
"Paris, Ont. "Thomas Cosh,"
Use only Nerviline, Sold in 2,"ic anc.
BOfl bottles (he world over.
mado the deals afler very little cere
mony. He had his mind made up that
ho would own tho two fastest pnelnB
marcs iu Canada, and he went throogl
with it, and whon they became his pro
perty it gavo him thp distinclion nf
being the only man in the world to own
two mares with records as fast as those
two had, And his judgment was good
in buying two such fast record pacers,
for, like the owner of John MeEwou, he
took Lady May to Ottawa the week
after he bought hcr uad in the hands of
i)an MoEwen, the veteran reinsmuu of
The 15el (2,02]4) fame, this mare won
the free-for-all of that year on the Ot
tawa River, and incidentally beat Jobs
McEwen, Upon the result of this race
Brown wou th> mare out, and inside »f
two weeks sold her for $S,800.
Gallagher, the famous pacer that
hails from Blenheim township, is aa
other of the headliners that went
through Brown's hands, but not until
after his days of asefulness at the
racing game were supposed to be over.
However, the nstuta dealer could see
a lot of good in tha gelding, and ia
this he was again right, for Gallagher
not only held his own racing witb th*
fast class pacers on tha Grand Circuit
after Brown got him, bnt he actually
paced a public trial at Columbus la
2.02%, after which he was bought hy
J. 8. Btrosneider af New York for
Such deals show that the Canadis*
speed merchant does net put a limit n
the prico ho will pay for a trotter at
pacer, although he handles hundreds af
the cheaper variety. Horses are hit
stock-in-trade, and he handles thaa
like a drover does sbeep. This Canadian
hns earned tho title of "Champion
Speed Merchant of the World."
Some peoplo are only contented whan
they have more than they can possibly
The trouble about beginning at thr
bottom of the ladder ia that you map
have to do it so oftei.
•  Some men impress is as being aie
cessful in spite of themselves.
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neglected may lead to serious conditions
Dr. Thomas' Eclcetrie Oil will relieve
the bronchial passages of inflammatien
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tack. And as it eases the inflummatiaii
it will stop tho cough beeause it allay*
all irritation in tho throat. Try it asn
jirovc it.
Tf one be troubled with pnrns and
warts, he will find in Tlolloway'fl Corn
Cure an implication tbat will entirely
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The'Pirate with a Conscience
By John Lang
IN  the early days of tlio eighteenth
•eutury, few  parts  of tho world
formed a  happier  hunting ground
Rt'or pirates than the Guinea Coast iu
Nwi   Africa.     Its   creeks,   bays,   aud
rivera Conned Boeure harbors of refuge
j whoro   pirate   ships   might   careen   in
safely; along the coast, was no lack of
' Brines beuriugjich cargoes of all things
dwurod   by  pirates—wine,    rum,    and
I 'job! dust—to be picked up almost for
lftrtio asking, with small risk of inlerriip
l)t»*a   from  ships of war; and  tho fow
IInhabitants who  dwelt   permanently   In
j Jiosa latitudes ("private traders" they
| Bailed themselves) were themselves for
' Wm moat part, either retired pirates or
FTtrt— from fear, or possibly from diplomatic   reasons—friendly   to   tho   pir-
Old rharta of lhe eoasts, wilh Iheir
.sailing directions, read Cor all tho world
u |J   ihey  had  been  taken direct   frum
tba pagoB of some boj   ' romance. "I'y-
raUaBfty," tho 'Tape is known by a
■agio Tree miu-h linger than lho rest
Md   high   baud   on   thu   back   of  it,"
" Plenty  of Oysters, on  ye  Mangrove
frees along this lliver,''  are  entries
that  one fluds in  thoso charts.
Near Pyrnte's Uny in Sierra TjCouo
River dwelt alone ono Ben Gunn, a
name familiar to lovers of "Treasure
bland"! and not far distant lived a
liftftry villain, John Leads! one (Old
Cracker ho was called), who devoted the
last of his ovil days tO rum and to lhe
keeping up of a battery of brass nuns
il hla door whoro with to salute his
friends Ilu- pirates as lliey came sweep-
[ng Irom sea. Many a man bearing a
same notorious in criminal history ran
w there to drink and carouse and rout
wllh Old Cracker. There came Kngland, and Avery (who robbed the Governor of Han Thome :\\u\ paid Iiim with
& bill drawn on the pump at Aldgato),
Davis, Roberts, Cocklyu, La BousO) and
bnlf   a
of  otliers,
ith hardly a rede
that of rookie
.vie was the exi
inle;   "a   gen.
he is descrlbi
i of iiim durln
•q  man
most  of
ming pol
it ox
V, ll
d by
■r U 11
u to the ge
and  huinai
mth's captlv-
bis crew in
was anolher
an who never
Otorious <i»w
who   porhaps
txploil by Dai
ea iu'the (
st. fortiflca
all that an
3   north   or
*, the
mi to
to be
! order." Iti
exception to this ■
fell hi with any
would never have become a pirate
for that I'ai
capture of Fort .la
Kiver, "the noxt lu
Cape Coast Castle of
found   on   either   lb
coasts of Guinea."
Captain John Massey 's reign as a
corsair was singularly brief, unstained,
loo, by bloodshed or by other crime
lotnmon to tho vile brotherhbod thai
served under the black Hag. Ue seems,
Indeed, to have embarked on the life
■ore Ul a lit of auger at his real or
enpposed ill-treatment by the Royal
African Company than from any attract ion thai such a career presented
to hiin, lie was a man entirely unused
io seafaring life—a soldier, in fact, sent
out from England in 17—1 in command
«f a detachment under orders to garrison Vort James, Thia waa some months
after ita capture and destruction by
Davis, hut at a timo when all London
yet  rang  wilh  news of  the exploit,
When Massey, in the ship "(lamina
LlftHlle," arrived in West Africa, there
Ian tied at Port James from a not hei
rtiiip, but almost at tho same timo, the
new Governor, Colonel Whitney. Now
Massey and his superior oiliccr had
scarcely beeu ashoro a single day ere
they discovered that, instead of being
respect ively ' * Governor'' of a rising
selllciuont and "officer in command of
tfce troops" of that, settlement, titles
usually indicative of position and authority, they were in ofToet nobodies,
a it»ri of superior servant, indeed, at
Uke beck and call, as it wero, of the
merchants and factors of thc Gambia.
The position wss intolerable, and
bolh olliccra were roused to just anger,
Massoy especially so. Colonel Whitney
himself, who was at thc time seriously
■I of a fever, stated his intention of
■■mediately throwing up his appointment and returning to England. "Ho
resoW'd not to stay in a Place where
there was so little Occasion for him,
ami where his Power was so confin'd."
H may perhaps have been but a sick
Man's fractious and irritable chatter;
■ut it served no doubt further to in-
lane MasBey, who, when he fount! later
that the provisions and liquor supplied
ta his men by order nf tho merchants
were inadequate as well in quantity aa
ia quality, gave freo rein to his indignation, lle had not conic here to be
a Guinea slave, said ho; ho had promised his men good treatment and good
licit sufficient food. He was responsible for the soldiers under his coin-
aimid. nud if things wore not mightily
Improved he would "take suitable
measures for the preservation of so
many of his countrymen nnd companions." It all sounds eminently reason-
ftlde, and the chances aro that some one
o/ the merchants or factors in reality
waa feathering his nest at the expense
of tho garrison.
The question of what are "suitable
measures" in such a case is whero one
way quarrel with Massey. What ho
really did do was almost certainly very
much more than ho had in his mind
when tho threat wns made.
It chanced that on the "Gambia Cns-
Me" was a certain Georgo Lowther, hor
second mate, with whom during the
voyage Massey had become very friendly. Now, Lowther, who was a great
favorite with the crew, had had, as is
not uncommon, some misunderstanding
with his captain, or had committed some
breach of discipline, from the consequences of which—namely, being put
in irons—only the intervention and the
threats of thc num saved him. He who
laid hand on Lowther might chance to
Sad himself knocked on the hoad with
a handspike, aaid they.
Whatever the rights and wrongs of
the case, Lowther had, or thought he
had, a grievance ngainst his captain,
and he and Massey, in listening to tho
tale of each other's wrongs, becamo
even more intimate and friendly thnn
before had been the ease, and no doubt
each by his talk inflamed the mind of
the other, and swelled the spate of his
indignation.     Massey   wished  himself
away from tho miserable hole where he
and his mon were starved on bad rations.   If hn could only get homo again!
"Nothing easier," suggested Lowther, "There's the ship, Tho crow will
stick to mo to a man. Why nut seize
her and go homo?"
Why not, indeed'/ The seed fell on
favorable soil, put out root, and sprang
to quick  maturity.
Tho plot mado rapid headway. Massey sounded his mea, whom hg found
eager to follow his lead iu nny direction he pleased, Lowther let the foremast hands of the "(lamina Castle"
into the Booret, and the crew, by llttlo
signs—insolent manner, slovenly work,
noglool of orders, and llmt indescribable
something which iu such eases is always apparent—plainly showed Captain
Rusaol lhal some untoward event was
in the wind, lie went ashoro to ruu-
sult the oouncll, and by the same boat
Lowther  secretly  sent   a   letter  to   MnB'
"It Is high lime," wrote Lowther.
"Now or never!''
At onco Massey hastened to tho barracks.
"You men that havo a mind to go to
Kngland, now'fl your timet" i-ried he.,
They were all Of o mind to go to Kng
laud. How eould it well bo otherwise*
Ho u mossago was seat back to Lowlher
that all was well; and ho, taking time
by the forelock, at once put tho mate
ia irons ami seized the ship. Meantime
Massey and his men broke open lhe
storehouse, imd soul on board of tho
"Gambia Cnstlo" nil the provisions
ami nearly all the wine (eleven pipes)
found lliere, Then Massoy, going to
Colonel Whitney's quarters, packed up
that officer'ii bed, baggage, plate, effects, and had them ulso convoyed to
Hie idiip, being under the belief thut
ihe colonel mean! to come With them,
according to promise. The latter, however, now declined to have any hand
iu lhis particular way of settling their
grievances. It was nothing short of
piraey, he Said.
However, not to be deterred by any
seeming change of front on the. part
of his senior officer, Massey camo on
board in the afternoon, having Bret
dismounted all the nuns in the fort
so that the ship might not be fired on.
Then, lest time should be wasted in
Weighing anchor and daylight fail Ihem
ere Ihey cleared the trench cf ous river
shoals and made suilicient oiling to give
them sea-room, the cable was hurriedly
slipped. Mown Btronm she drifted'with
lhe tide; but Ihero was no wind to give
her Bteorage*way, and the current set
her on to a mud-bank, whero sho remained CaBt.
Thore were other armed ships ia tho
river; here was thc chance for a man
of action, here the opportunity for the
"Gambia Castle's" ex-captain. But
whilst Lowther look charge of lhe ship,
Massey with sixteen hands returned Lo
the fort, remounted the guns, and kept
strict guard till morning. No one
should interfere with tbe ship if he
could help it. By daylight the "Gambia Castle" was once moro clear of the
ground, so Massey carefully spiked and
again dismounted the fort's guns, and
rejoined her ere she stood out to sea,
exchanging shots as she went with
various craft  lying in thc channel.
Aud uow that they were safe in blue
waler, Lowther showed his real hand;
he admitted lhat his intention throughout had been to take to piracy, nud not
a man of his crew hesitated to join
him. Whatever the intentions of Mas-
sey* had been, however comparatively
innocent his original plan, he and his
soldiers were now iu a tight corner,
with small chance of escape?. A fow
days Inter thc "Gambia Castle," now
rechrlstened the "Delivery," captured
and plundered a brigautiae. Massey
also bore somo part, a prominent although not a brutal part, in the subsequent taking of a wine-laden French
sloop. Tho fact that she was French,
his country's hereditary enemy, no
doubt might incline him to think that
in helping to capture hcr he was doing
no more than hia bounden duty. But
in nny case, with his will or against
it, he was now a pirate, liable to be
hanged if captured.
Massey tried, poor simple man, when
they reached Weat Indian waters, to
persuade Lowther to send him ashore
with thirty men to attack the French
settlement's. He hail .beeu a soldier all
his days; this sea-fighting was not to
his taste; for his part, let him light on
dry land. There was plunder in plenty
to bo had from the Frenchmen, legitimate plunder, at the cost of a tew hard
knocks. Let them so gain both prolit
and glory.
But Lowther refused, ond thia led to
a hot quarrel. Massey persisted; but
Lowther showed, to bis own satisfaction, how hopeless such au expedition
must be. Mnssey appealed to the ship's
company, amongst whom he found some
—probably his own soldiers whom he
had brought on board—who favored
his scheme, who preferred fighting the
French to plundering and burning
ships, Lowther still refused, nud the
quarrel between the two spread to the
men. Both parties were at white-heat,
and in another minute would have been
at each other's throats when "Sail
ho" from the mast-head turned their
thoughts to other things. In a few
hours the chase was overhauled—a Jamaica ship bound to London. Lowther
helped himself, us usual, out of her
cargo, and then proposed sinking her
with all her passengers on board. Hereupon the quarrol of the morning broke
out afresh. At nny cost Massey would
have no murder done, and tho majority
of tho crew backing him up, the ship
waa let go. Tt was impossible now,
however, for Mnssey and Lowther to
remain on the same vessel; thero must
bo a final separation.
Accordingly aome days later Lowther,
finding that Massey still remained troublesome, still from a piratical standpoint was hopelessly unbusinesslike, put
him, with ns many hands as chose to
accompany him, on a small sloop lately
captured, and left thom to shift for
Massey, accompanied by ten men of
like mind with himself, headed straight
for Jamaica, where he gave himself up
to the Governor, Sir Nicholas Laws,
telling him the entire story from flrst
to last, concealing no part of his own
guilt in helping to tako the "Gambia
Castlo," but saying " Hwaa to savo
so many of His Majesty's Subjects from
perishing; and that his Design was to
return to Kngland, till Lowther, con-
spiring with the greater Part of tho
Company, went a pyratiug with tho
Tho Governor, a wido-minded man,
had no difficulty in understanding how
Massey had been duped. Tho hitter's
guilt in the business did not seem to
him to be very black, and he gave tho
poor mnn his liberty, eveu permitting
him to cruise oil' llispaniola with Captain Laws in the armed sloop "Harpy,"
in an unsuccessful attempt to capture
Most mon, one imagines, would have
beeu content henceforward to lot sleeping dogs lie. Ho far as lay iu Massey 8
power, he had made amends, lle had
voluntarily delivered himself iuto lho
hands of the law, aud tbe law, iu the
person of the Governor of Jamaica, had
acquitted him. At the worst, whal the
law sahl was, "Not guilty, but dou't
do  it again."
.Mnssey  was  uol   content   witli  this;
he must needs keep oa pulling lhe tails
of tho sleeping dogs.
" My    conscience    hath    a     thousand
And every tongue brings in a several
tale,    '     .
And  every tale condemns  me  for a
That was  Massey 'h  point  of view.
"0 ubward conscience, how dost thou
aid let mel' \
11 is   conscience,   indeed,  was  now  a
COUBtant   source   of   misery,   nil   endless
affliction to him, and to let that Inconvenient "conscience have vacation''
was to him an impossibility. There arc
men built in thnt way, but they do not
usually adopt piracy ns a career, nor
even, it in'ay bo said, achieve notable
audffess as men. of business.
A'sensitive, hysterical, highly slruug
pirat-c is a hopeless anomaly, and Massey was that strange product, Having
failed to salve a red-hot and gnawing
conscience by catching Lowther with
iho help of Sir Nicholas Laws, ho took
passage to Loudon, aud thero continued
his career of self-accusation.
Letters took a deal of writing iu
those day's, and we may imagine the
painful, conscientious /.eal with whicli
JJassoy. indited a longthy despatch to
ihe deputy-governors and direfttora of
tho African Company, wherein ho set
forth his entire slory. concealing nothing, extenuating nothing, ralher insisting on his own participation iu guilty
misdeeds, explaining lus motives, and
excusing the Wholo as "Rashness and
tnadvritciicy in himself, occasioned by
his being ill-UBed, contrary to the Promises lhat had been made to hiin." lle
owned, poor man, lhat his crimes merited death; ' "Vet," lie said, "if they
had Generosity enough lo forgive him,
na he was still capable to do Ihem service us a Soldier, so he would be very
ready tr; do it; Imt if Ihey resolved to
prosecute him, he befftod only this favor, that he might uot be hang'd like
a* Dog. bwl BUffor'd to die like a Soldier, as he had been bred from his
Childhood"—that ip, that he might be
Poor Massey! ho was not now dealing wiih a single mau, who might well
huve inclined to leniency, but he had
to do with a bbwolle'ss board, which
knew not so much as thc name of mercy. A speedy answer reached him that
"he should bo fairly hnng'd."
lie knew now what to expect. Why
did he not take himself out of the way?
Put not he! Not Dou Quixote himself
over more valorously and recklessly iau
amuck at a windmill than now did -Massey play for his life agaiast Fate's
cogged dice. That thero might bo no
question ns to his whereabouts, the unhappy mau took lodgings in Aldersgato
Street, .London, and the following day
posted otT to the Lord Chief Justice's
"Has a warrant yet bcen graatcd by
my Lord against Captain John Massey
for piraey,f" asked he.
The clerks had nc knowledge either
of such a man or of such a warrant.
"Ah, well,'' said Massey, ''there
will be one soon, and I am the man iu
question. I lodge at So and so's ia
Aldersgato Street. You will make no
mistake when you want to find met"
It was a uow experience for the
clerks, but they took down the address
in writing. In a few days the African
Company did take out a warrant, and
Massey was found readily enough in
liis lodgings. But nothing whatever
could bc proved against him; thero waa
not any person iu London who could so
much as chargo hiin with any fact outside his own statement, and the statement even eould not be proved to be
in his writing. So that still ho might
well have gone free if only he hud beeu
able to hold his tongue. But in reply
to a queation, bc not only owned that
tho letter written to the African Compnny was his, but ho insisted also on
retelling the whole story to the magistrate. He wns, in fact, a sort of early
"Mr. Dick," and his Kiug Charles'a
head was the not very blighting list of
his own crimes.
They committed him to Now^ato aftor this; but there being no witnesses
in Kngland to testify against him, he
was let out on bail until such timo as
witnesses could bc brought from Afriea.
On tho 5th July, 17*23, Captain Tlusscl
of the "Gambia* Castle" and others-
one, the boh of Colonol Whitney, whom
Massey hnd taken with him on board
tho ship and set ashore again on learning definitely that the boy's father was
certainly into coming—gave evidence.
Three weeks later Hxceution Dock saw
the last act in tho lifo of Captain John
Ho was of that stamp whicli produces
martyrs. One can conceive such a man
dying foT his faith; had he been a
Scottish Covenanter, one can seo him.
to use a phrase employed by Lord Lauderdale, "glorifying God at the Grass-
market." But it is not understandable
how in any possiblo circumstances a
man of the disposition nnd temperament
of Massey could for a moment have
permitted himself to be hurried into
piracy, even into such modified piracy
as that with which he did get mixed
up. That he rushed open-armed into
death, entreating to bc taken, was the
almost inevitable outcomo of n conscience bo nbnormnlly morbid.
recently   returned   to  London   to
make  his  preliminary sketch  for
a life-size portrait of King George, is
known nil over the world as the Hungarian  Sargent.    There  is  scarcely  a
crowned head ia Kurope who has not
within recent years been tho subject for
his genius as a portrait painter; and he
also can boast of sitters in America,
where ho has painted Prosidout Taft
and  ex-President  Roosovelt,
A good story is told uf the time when,
as a guest ut Wliite House, ho wus
painting portraits of Mr. und Mrs.
Roosevelt. Tho President was painted
in riding dress, with whip iu hand and
a purple eape thrown well back from
his shoulders.
"Say, that's bully!" said Mr. Roosevelt admiringly, "1 was going to ask
you to paint lhe wife, bul you've made
such a first-hand job of this rugged
subject that I'm kind of nervous aboul
handing you over anything so delicate
us a woman."-
The painler reassured him,
"Well," said Mr. Roosevelt, "if you
paint my wife, it's got to lie a good
portrait, Vou must bring out all her
charm, because I 'm in love with her,
and I might get. annoyed if I think
you haven't done her justice.
Hut Ihe President was charmed with
Mr. Las/alo's sketch. Ue wrote in the
artist's autograph book:
"With tho hearlv thanka and goodwill of Theodore Roosevelt, white
House, Mnrch 22nd, inns."
Mr, Lusealo was honored wiih Bovor
al ' 'coinuialids'' fm' portraits of lhe
late  King  Kdward, who', wllOll  ho heard
that tbe artist contemplated going to
America to paint the President 's portrait, said: " Vou will pnint one uf the
most interesting men of the twentieth
century," aad gave him permission to
lako i'he portrait he had just finished
across the Atlantic for the then Pros!
dent to see.
President Tofl was first sketched under the most amusing conditions. He
called on Mr. RoOBevoIt on some admiralty business, und, wheu tins had heen
disposed of, Mr. Taft, as ho Ihen was.
was asked by the President, to excuse
hiin as the artist had some very particular work to do. Accordingly, Mr.
Taft retired to a tabic and busied himself wilh his dispatches.
"Now is your opportunity," whispered Mr. Roosevelt, "get him now, because   his  size   makes   him   scusit've."
Mr. Lnszalo'B sketch was a brilliant
piece of work, and. as he handed it to
Mr. I.ooscveli, in* wlilsperal-
"lie will be the next President?"
"Sun! "   answered   Mr.  Roosevelt.
"And then, when his term ia over,
yon will return to olliee'"
Mr. Roosevelt gave "ne of his inscrutable smiles, but said nothing.
a dramatization of whose story,
"Helena's Path," was produced
at the Duke of York's Theatre in London recently, is liy profession a barrister. All liis lite he has boon mora
or less of n bookworm, however, and
the story of how he became an author
is an interesting one.
Many years ago he met a well-known
editor who was struck with tho way he
discoursed about books that he asked
him if he ever did auy writing himself,
Mr. Hawkins confessed thai he did
"something in thai line," whereupon
tho editor desired to see somo of his
Shortly afterwards, the young barrister produced his manuscripts,
"H'm," said the editor, after reading a few pages, "want to sell it?"
Mr. Hawkins modestly replied that
he didn't mind if he did, and wondered
if a pound a thousand words would be
too much remuneration,
"I'll give you several pounds a thousand, '' replied the editor, '' and will
start publishing right away."
Tu a few days Mr. Hawkins received
his first prooi sheets signed "Anthony
"Shall I put my la;;t name Ihero?''
ho asked thc editor.
"It doqsii't matter—it's the stulT
that counts," was the reply; und so
was born tbe famoua noin-deplunie that
has become a household word to the
Knglish speaking world.
Mr. Hawkins is known everywhere
for his gonial nature, und he haa a reputation for being particularly kind
to struggling members of the literary
But one dny he came across a would-
be author, who was more of a bore than
a genius. He visited Mr. Hawkins,
and, having unfolded his talc of woe,
and been duly aided, said:
"I think, Sir. Hawkins, that Providence must have sent me to you."
"Well," replied the author of "The
Prisoner of Zenda" suavely, "lot us
hope that Providence will not acquire
tho habit of doing so."
The world is made up of equal parts
of people who have money and don't
know how to enjoy it and peoplo who
nnven't any and do.
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The Great New Year White Dog:
Sacrifice of the Onondagas
FAR back in old Ontario, there lives
a tribo of Indians boasting thu
most aristocratic native blood in
America. Of courso, they are Pagans;
no such conservative race as these Otfon-
dugus would even thing of embracing a
"new" religion like Christianity within
such a brief period of timo, as the century uud a half iu which tho missionaries have urged, and toiled, and pleaded with Ihem to lend ears to the gospels. Bill unlike most tribes of reduieu,
the Onoudagas will always give a spoken reason for adhering t'o their ancient
faith; Iheir foremost objection Is lhal
the day a Pagan joins some "Church."
he is askod tu contribute money thereto.
Christianity costs coin, and lho Onnn-
daga dislikes this jdoa, uol that lie is
less a spendthrift than his red brethren   ihe tlnont  over,  but   lh..:   his
Upbringing   has   boon   iu   a   faith   that
costs nothing but a porsonal devotion,
lie will (hen lell yon that another rca-
BOD for liis dislike for ' llirlsl ianily is
the incessant begging aud ploadlog for
favors from the while man's God, with
which liis devoiees are constantly
harassing Mini. The Pagan will say to
the missionary: "Vou are always ask
iug the Creat Spirit for endless tilings,
Lot Him alone. He knows whal is good
to give ynu," The Onondaga is as
good as his argument, but once a year,
thoro is a Pagan rile whereat Divine
favor is implored; that is at the Great
Dance given afler the Indian corn is
planted in May. And because it is the
national food, tills Groat Spirit is besought lo bless i|, to mnko it grow and
produce strengthening food for the
tribe, but no personal favors aie asked,
only nation;.! benefits, Every othei
dance in lhe year is of a thanksgiving
nature, altaoiigh oftentimes enough, lhe
Indians have Utile to be thankful for.
But the greatest of all these dances
will be in progress as this article gins I,,
press. It is Ihe renowned "Saormcc of
the White Dog," one id' the most, imposing rituals il has been my experience
to witness. That the people who participate in it are looked down upon aud
pitied by the Christians, is because these
latter have never investigated thc
beauty of tho Onondaga pagan faith or
the innermost meaning of this most ancient dance.
It will Boom, strange to yon ub vou
read those lines that. (ID mllea west" of
Toronto, this mournful drum will be
beating. The eerie turtle rattles will
be giving time to the dancers' -steps,
that men with their red bodies stripped
to the waist, will be dancing and chanting for three nights and three days, in
this great sacrificial rite thai has been
Iheir religious heritage through centuries.
Unrly in each New Vear (the exact
date depends upon certain phases of thc
moon) the Onondagas ou the Grand
River Reserve in the County of Brant,
Ontario, begin preparations for tho
"sacrifice." The pagan holds that all
human sacrifice is distasteful to the
Croat Spirit, but that He require-1 of
man something that is near lo his heart,
that is from beneath his household roof,
something that is of his evervday life.
The dog to the Indian ia all tliis. and as
ao impurity can enter thc presence of
lho Creat Spirit, that dog must be of
spotless white, one single discolored hair
would bar it from being acceptable for
the rite. (1 recall a year when no white
dog could bc secured and this sacrifice
wus omitted until the following year).
The honor of acting as something resembling the role of a high priest at
thc rite bus beeu maintained in one
family for centuries. Tho men of this
family nre also the official (Jre keepers
of the Oreat Council of tho Iroquois, and
possess various other titles aad positions
that mark Ihem as aristocrats through
many generations. No hand but that of
one of the "Buck" family is ever allowed to touch the white dog after it is
brought, to the "Long House," thc
tribal place of worship, back of which is
a group of dense cedars. Thc animal is
mercifully strangled, tor no drop of
blood must be shed. Blood is the Indian's sioa of war, and "there is nothing but peace between tiie Great
Spirit and His red children.
Priceless strings of wampum are then
looped about the dog's neck, brilliant
ribbons and beads are banded about his
body, and he looks what ho is—a production of pagan fancy. I once heurd
a white woman ask Chief Buck why
they decorated the poor dead creature
so gorgeously, und he replied in Knglish: " A:hy dry you paint your churches,
and put red and blue glass windows iu
them?"   She had no reply to give him.
Before the chief enters the Long
House with his dead burden, he ties
the forefeet together with the cornor of
a scarlet silk handkerchief, and with
the opposite corner fastens together the
hind feet, leaving a long loop of silk
which no lifts to his shoulder. Then,
with measured step and downbont head,
he appears before the assembled tribe.
Silence broods everywhere not a word is
spoken, as he takes his stand at the umi
of the long log building. Oue by ono,
tho men drop in behind him, aud at a
given signal, the music begins.
Tu tlic centre of lhe room and sitting
astride a wooden bench, are the Iwo rattle beaters, who for hours must sing
the strange low-voiced chant of the
ritual, and bent time with those turtle
shell rattles, tho melancholy sound of
which no instrument ever made could
imitate or produce.
Near the doorway, stands an old mun
wilh an Indian drum—for a full milo
before one reaches tho Long House you
can hear that half wniliug hollow
"bent" that only can he extracted from
a drum with dampened sheepskin
stretched over one drum head only. At
(he first throb of this drum, lhe first
beat of this rattler, a score of moccusin-
ed feet swish softly into Die dance. As
thc men circle round the building, the
women leave their soata, and join at
the end of thc line. Their dance si en
is quaint and almost silent, and even
when the excitement grows great, when
the warriors sing and givo vent to high-
throated whoops, the women maintain
their noiseless step and tlieir speechless
demeanor. Some of them enrry babies,
huddled in a "broadcloth" looped ovor
their shoulders, some hold tiny children
by the hands, urging them to dance, and
teaching them the steps. The little
people are wonderfully apt and I have
soon amall toddlers danuiug beautifully,
iu imitation of their fathers aud moth-   %
rs.   Por throe hours the dance goea ob
without ceasing; lho wild music ia augmented by the jingle of auimalfl' teeth
and claws; the tinkle of beadod fringea
ornamenting thc costumes of the worshippers, aud yel. above it all, one nan
catch the soft, ewir-siver of moccaained
feet aud lhe perfect time aund rythss
und swing of lithe and muscular bodioe.
Hul at llie end of the throe hours,
Chief Hack pauses, the limp body of the
dead creature bus pon dad ft-om his shoal-
dor, is pathetic iu the extreme, but it, •
also, has a measure of etude holhimw in *
its lilelesuness, for one knows it. ih to
be ihe bearer or a nation's gratitude
and tnauM'uIness lo tlu Giver of all
Good, whether that Giver be in tbe
Heaven of tne Christians or tho llappv
Hunting 0rounds of the pagan.
Nome ::n yards distant from the Dong
Houso is the small log-built sacrificial ■
lodge, ll is not. regarded -na a leaiple .
(although used Vilely inr tills jtar'jmte),
aad ihere is nu coromony obeeWed upon
entering il, save that the lieanrr of the
"white sacrifice" walks first, On the
ground in the centre of the lodge is a
brisk wood fire, and direelly above it, a
large square aperluro in the roof,
through which lhe smoke uscends, leaving the air in the building coAiparative-
ly clear. Above this tire, CJiief Bnck
outstretches hii arms, singing the while
u mournful incantation that holds a hint
of a burial service, At intervals the
warriorn join him, Iheiv voices blending
harmoniously wiih, his, and now aud
agaiu the thin half-high tones of (ho women rise through tho chant with unmistakable devotion. The chief Ihon
slips from his shoulder the silken brace
lliat- suspends tke dog, and holding lhe
dead creature on his upturned palms,
high above the (lames he chants the
lime-honored formula:
"This ia tho while sacrifice of something near to the hearts, near to>'tho
lives nf the Indian pi".pie. This is to
carry to the Great Spirit tho thanks of
llis children for every gift he has bestowed upou them within tho past yuar.
As this dog is spotless, so our thanks
most rise in spotlesBneSB; as in this
dog wears wampum (lhe Indian message of p'eaco), so our message to the'
Great Spirit is one of peace; upon the
smoke which arisen from this sacrifice,
Btill he lifted and carviedaloft., all the
good and the gratitude iu our hearts,
and as thn smoke curls about tho feet of
lhe Greal Spirit, who sils smoking HiB
pipe of peace iu the Happy Iluat'ig
Grounds. He will know that we, His Indian children, du thia thing lo show
our thankfulness for the grent peace
that He has caused to dwell between
Then with three quick, wordless ealls,
the chief drops the white do£ into the
embers, aud scatters above it an incense
whicli his own palms have pywdoved,
and which consists of certain leaves,
roots, llowers and n touch of.tobacco.
Tho devotees stnnd nbout in -ulent
groups, watching -.vith solemn eyes tke
ascending smoke. Each half-savngft
heart echoes the message itci'trries, {j:u'h
simple, faithful soul believes that ftnp
visible smoke will reach Ihe Great
Spirit—perhaps it does—no ono knows.
When the white sacrifice ia entirely
consumed by the (lames, thc worshippers return to the Doug House to rosnme
idie dance, aad presently great iron
kettles of steaming boiled inutloii aud
beef are brought in; keltjes of corn
boup. kettles of beans and many loav.'s
of "white" dread, as well as much of-'
thc "pounded" corn bread of Indian
make. Then follows great feasting, for
the religious rites once over, the tribe
forget their mood of melancholy and for
another (wo daysj they will dance, and
feast, and make long speeches, and'Anally, when the great festival is ended,
they will depart for their homes in an
orderly ami law-abiding^manner.
There is no carousing, iio drinking, no
noisy hoodlumism, such as is frequently
a regrettable feature amongst tho Christianized tribes living at the very doora
of the pagan portions of the reserve,
and yet, although not 1 per cent, of the
population of Toronto, or the nearer
cities of Hamilton and Brantford. know
of the white'dog sacrifice; those who da,
nre scandalized that such "Paganism"
should bc permitted to exist iu the very
heart, of Ontario. And still—if the
citizens could attend one of these festivals, coulduknow'*. of tl|c law-abiding
livea, the coinaistent faith, and the
simple devotiori of tlio Onondagas, It
would open their ivyes to the beauty of
an aneiem belief tmjl has wrought for
its followers nothing butl!*good.
The last time [ attended thq "whit«
sacrifice," we had in our party a renowned " ludianologist." wlio, the year
he died was president af the American
Association of Science, and we . wrro
also accompanied by a very scholarly
young prlost from Quebec, As we entered the sacrificial lodge, uud this invocation to the Great Spirit was interpreted to him. Father FraneoU remove*
h Ihsat aud stood bareheaded through
the half-hour it took for the burning
of the dog. T was a young girl at the
time, and afterwards I remarked to the
priest on his action, and added:
"Father, I am so glad the pa its a rite
so impressed you."
"Pagan?" he answered, "nre these
devoted Indian children—pagais! I
only wish that, half my congregation
wore as close to real Christianity as
these people who put up that prayer we
heard an hour ago."
It is ono of the mysteries of life
how two meu can make a burguin, and
both get the worst of it,
"Millions for defence," is an admirable motto for lhe lawyer who ib retained nt that end of lho ease.
Some men are like blotting pads in
that they absorb the ideas of others
without acquiring any of their own.
The cookbook may be an admirable
thing in its way, but, it is responsible
for many an unhappy marriage.
Actions speak louder than werds. A
judgment is always worse than a mere
A Bolt answer may turn away wrath,
but a soft snap is surer.
Blood will tell, but seme people's
blood is not verv eommuiicative.
W nders *ill bi leoeived by tbe   under
■ signed up iu the USixj. d»y > t April
11)11, hi D T. M. b<r tbe purchuse of
Block 27, Sub visum f Lot No. 641,
Group lie, Nun Westminster Dinr.ct,
tituMteil in ilio City of Vauo »uvor, and
'•eitig thu situ of tho old Provincial Court
Houae. Ivwli (under muat bu tsticlosed
in a registered (utterand mu.it bo nuilrtb
sud lo thu uudeiiivnud, and pltiiiily m»rk
fd * Tondors bn- Old   Vauo- uver   Cone
li n.hi- Hl'C," h d IliUHt be icut-iu aided
by   nil HCUt'pt d ehiqiie foi luo p i OUIU
■ •I Llie tit mi pny me it( or the purchase tli* n
ty . Fay man I fur iho property will be
Koooptuil lu  ii'"' liui'ii;s   ot   i'iiu-t|iiurtei'
f  ihu puiohnse lituney,      Ihu  tirst of
ueh hiatal intuits to bu paid withiu tlm-
ty (Uyi alter thu aCoaptailOQ *<t'the li'iid-
ur, %nd thu other thru', Mir.iully the <.
11iur, wub i itorest hi six por ct nt pm-itn
ltd 111. Iii the HVeilt of thu parson wlnae
tuiider ib accepted full my to Oompl tu thu
thu Hiilf lo him will hu cancelled miti In*
ten per oeut depuati inrfeitud,   Theulic
t|UUH OB  UlihlUeeMnlUi  11 lililTiTH   will bu  ll
turned.    Tliu highest or any tender  will
uoi  in uuibitiily  hu socepiod.     .No   coin-
uiim-ioiiB uf any kind «iil  bu »Wu*eii,
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Mu.iuiur of Lauds
Department of Lnnds
Victoria, li. C.
March 7th.   1911
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49 prs only Boys' good strong
Shoes, made of chrome leather and are guaranteed to wear
well 2.90 NOW 1.90
50 prs of the Jumbo brand Towels
sells all over for 50c pr
SATURDAY 3 prs for 1.00
A fine range of Men's Nobby
Neckwear, regular 75c, 85c
l.OO       SATURDAY SOoea
Furniture «*
Etc., etcS?
15        A nice line of Iron Bedsteads^ft
W $4. - $40. I
^T% just arrived m*
— GOOD —
on a Small
_»      Monthly
Next door to Royal Bank, opposite Post Offloe
Capital $8,200,000
Reserve 17,000,000
Draft* laauMl In any currency, payable all ovap the world
hlshMt ourrant ratea allowed on dapoalta of VI and upwarda
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   —   —     OPEN DAILY
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
I Sell for Less
For Less I Sell
Next to Canadian  Bank of Commerce
We have recently received a
Carload of McLAUGHLIN
Carriages and Buggies,
and are prepared to quote
lowest prices and best terms.
give us a call
MePkee &
General Merchants, Courtenay.


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