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  rails models
Lovely selection Ladies' and
Children's Trimmed Hats at
moderate prices.
No. 96
Subscription priee $1.60 per yen)
Many Maskers make Merry amid a
Scene of Cosmopolitan Splendor
ami Beauty.
Higland Laddies, Clowns, Jesters, Cowboys and
Girls,  Chinese  and  Japanese Ladies,
Flower Girls, Cavaliers
One of the most pleasing and
enjoyable affairs of the season
was the Firemen's Masquerade
on Monday evening. It was
largely attended by spectators,
and there were many masks.
There were some splendid costumes, true to the life, and there
were some absurdly ridiculous.
Best dressed ladies waltzed with
hoboes in the last stage of dilapidation. Highland laddies two-
stepped with ladies of the Orient;
Fower girls flitted here and there,
and Night spread her mantle to
hide the Spooney girl. The sophisticated country maiden made
eyes, also displays, at the clowns,
who tumbled and cracked their
jokes right merrily. Cowboys
and cowgirls chassed up and
down, drawing and firing their
bad guns upon the slightest provocation. Suffragettes were
hunted around the hall by the
phony Cop, who like all cops oft-
times came to grief at the hands
of the hoboes. Crinkly-curled
Topsys flirted openly with Indian
chiefs, and Turks, Spanish Cavaliers and Court Gentlemen passed
under the sway of "Britannia"
and "Our Lady of the Snows."
. It was a pleasant, social, enjoy
able evening.
Following are the costumes:—
Canada, Mrs. Ernest Haywood
China Ladly, Mrs. F. B. Cloutier.
Girl in blue, Miss Annie Hay-
Best dressed lady, Mrs Grant.
New Coin, Mrs, Cook.
Sunflower, Gladys Cunliffe.
Players Navy Cut, Mable Coe.
Early Eggs, Mrs. J. Gibson.
Ireland, Ellen Reese.
Blue Label Catsup, Miss Ethel
Cowgirl, Annabel McLellan.
Best dressed lady, Celia Aitken
Cowgirl, Hannah Cunliffe.
Nurse, Nellie Stant.
China lady, Mrs. McKay.
Nurse, Mrs. Cunliffe.
Spooney Girl, Agnes Alexander
Nurse, Kate Dallos.
Domino, Maggie Milligan.
Flower girl, Annie Reese.
Our Lady of the Snows, Marion
Best dressed.lady, Mrs. Thorn.
Fireman, Mrs. T. McMillan.
Red  Riding   Hood,    Hannah
Nurse, Mrs. Potter.
Players Navy Cut, May Palmer
Autumn. Mrs. Herd.
Cowgirl, Mrs. Bradley.
Tcpsy, Jean Miller.
Nurse, Euphemia Hayman.
Countess, Evelyn Williams.
Night, Mrs. Woodhus.
Mumm's Extra Dry, Mrs Murdock,
Basketball girls, Edna Millet,
Mrs. McCuish, Courtenay.
School girl, Mrs. J. Gillespie.
Girl in Blue, Stella Genoni.
Britannia, Maggie Miller.
Waitress, Mrs. Clark.
Hobo, C. Stoekand.
Hobo vielinist. J. Murdock.
Country maiden. A. G. Slaughter.
Hobo, F. Ritchie, Nanaimo.
Telephone lineman, Joe Willard
His assistant, Harold Wood.
Hobo, colored, Scotty Clark.
Hobo. John Potter, Courtenay.
Lumberjack, Al Piercy, Sandwick.
Grocer's clerk, A. Buaton, Courtenay.
Wild West Cowboy, Robert
Clown, L. Palmer.
Hobo. W,* Thompson.
Gentleman of Leisure, Steve
Bassett i.
Sailor, Thos. R. Johnson.
Topsy, Robert Robertson. •,
Topsy, D. Hunden.
Bartender, Wm. Coe.
Highland dress, R. J. Good,
Hobo. T. Woodhus, Courtenay.
Bartender, J, Miner.Courtenay
White domino, R. McCutth, Courtenay.
Court gentleman, J. Potter.
Clown, Bob Bailey.
Bartender, Matt Pifcrcy, Sandwick.
Court Jester, Robert Gray.
Indian chief, Jack Ramsay.
Irish gentleman. R. Mellado,
Clerk, Leslie Palmer.
Spanish Cavalier, Ed Anderson
White domino, A. Walker, jr.
Ghost, Jack Davies, Courtenay
Dude, R. Thompson, Courtenay'
Cumberland Band, Barnie Mc-
Chef, Jas. Malone.
Hobo, S. A. Fraser.
Suffragettes, Adam Jack, J.
Cop, Fraser Watson.
Eagle Feather, W. Cessford.
London costume, W. L. Thorn.
Negro woman, John Cartwright.
Yachtinan, C. H. Grant
Mrs. Muscle, Alex. Rowan.
Mexican Scout, John McDonald
Gentleman Hobo, F. B. Cloutier.
Turk, Dan Bannerman,.
Bartender, W, L. Ciardel.
Turk, T. H. Carey.
Siiilor, Wm. Kinnimont.
Farmers, wm. Hayman,. Si
Grand Duke cigar, Thos. Cessford.
Highland dress, wm. Shoarer,
waiter, Dick Creech,C'juilenay.
So high was the standard of the
costumes, so keen the ci mtest,
that judges had great, difficulty!
in arriving al decision?. Around
and around thc ha'.l went the
maskers, marching and countermarching in review before the
judges, each doing his or her
very best to present and sustain
tho character represented. In
the main the. decisions were met
with applause, showing that the
judges' choica was approved.
The judges were:—M/esdames Jnq
In a Good, Past Foot-
Ball by a Score
of2 toi.
It seems the hoodoo followed
the Nanaimo United up to Cumberland alright, alright, for they
were beaten three to one and it
looks as though they goi that one
by grace of the wind and good
luch. Still the game was fast'
and hard fought. For the Qim-
berlands Lunsden scored a penalty and Bouthman sent in a pretty
After a series of postponements the Sidesteppers have carried off the Charity cup, much to
the chagrin of the Heavykickers
This puts the Sidesteppers on
top round of Junior spotts and
they are stepping high, having
bested Happy Valley twice and
the Heavykickers 3 out of 4.They
are getting all swelled up and are
beginning to boast of the base
ball talent they have concealed
on their various persons. Uh-
huh! There's an old saw which
murmurs something about pride
going before a fall and—the diamond's a mighty slippery place!
Sunday the No. 7 schoolboys
defeated the Cumberland boys at
football, 2 to 1.
These are the days when the
Lacrosse faddists are becoming
fidgety. Some of them even take
their sticks to dinner with them
at the Star Cafe. This can mean
but one thing: There's going to
be some inspiring flukes, shortly.
In the finals of the billiard
tournament at the Potter poolroom the player have been reduced to three, Bert Irish, Tom
Robinson and Lumbsden, Irish
leading in strong play. 	
R. Gray, W. A. Wallace, H. Win-
ningham; and Messrs. A. .Maxwell, Harry Williams, C. L. Curry
and A. D. Golden.
Frizes were awarded as follows:
Prize waltz, Miss Hannah cunliffe and Wm. Shearer,[$5.00 each
Best dressed lady. Mrs. Thome.
Bent dressed gent, Joe Potter,
Court gentleman, $10,00.
Best national character, Mrs.
F. cloutier, China lady. $5.00; R.
J. Good, Highland costume, $5.00.
Best sustained character, Miss
Maggie Miller, Britannia, value
$4.00, A. McKinnon: Jack Ramsay, Indian chief, $5.00.
comic lady, Mrs. Jno. Gibson,
Early Eggs, value $5.00, T. E.
Pate; Walter Woodhus, hobo,
Best clown, Robert Gray, court
jeuter, $2.50.
Topsy, Jean Miller, tea set and
tray, K. Shibata.
Representing Cumberland Fire
Department, Mrs. T. W. McMillan,
Representative group:—Adam
Jack and John Bannerman, Suf-
fr igettes, in custody of cop, Fraser Watson, $7.50.
Bust advertising costumes, May
Palmer, Navy Plug cut: Thomas
cessford, Grand Duke cigar-
Tombola, John Clark, $5.00
Bob Grant, floor manager: Jno.
Cameron, Thos. E. Banks. Harry
Winningham, Andrew Thomson
Fraser Watson are the committee
having the dance in church.
A Number of Cumberland People have it
Figured   Out.
This is the clear dope. All
other; prophets are false.
And it came to pass that Thursday, the 28th day of the month
was election day. Just so; but
the matter is already decided.
Go up to the conservative head
quarters and to His Honor, Judge
Abrams, His Worship, J. N. McLeod, Geo. Tarbell, Wes. willard,
T. E. Bate and that crowd of
highbrows and patriots, who own
a considerable portion of world's
goods and who are for "the government as she is," and you'll
find that the Hon.Mike is already
elected, seated and telling Premier McBride what to do with the
deposit money of Brother Lefeaux
And you will find it was so from
the beginning. You'll be told of
an hundred reasons why; and
you will find a requiem all ready
and a little board bearing the legend, "Requiescat in pace, "with
the word Liberal in plain English
You'll be taken by the hand and
assured that if it wasn't for us
conservatives the wild waves
would be saying mighty sad
things all around the Island.
If you were to start out to find
the Liberal rooms in Cumberland
you would need to take a lantern
with you, not necessarily that of
Diogenes, and then some, for
there are none. Nevertheless
John Bruce. Jimmy Stewart, Bob
Ingram, P. P. Harrison and others who guide the destiny of the
Liberal clans have a look of the
eye that bodes no good to either
the conservatives or the socialists
If you look closely you will perceive a near chuckle lurking in
the purlieus of the neck, which
is as much as to say: "Who
holds the balance of power in
this fracas, anyway?" But Dad
Wjre is dubious and casts a longing eye toward the political flesh
~—■™—■"■■"~ t
S. D. McLeod. of the Orpheum Man-
agement has Proposition
in Hand.
No Better  Show Town on the Island than
Cumberland, and Proposition Would be
a Sure Winner from Day of Opening
Now, if you wander down the
street until you get next to the
telephone exchange, you will discover the socialist committee
rooms, all neatly fitted up, and
you shall discover numerous gentlemen poring over the Vancouver Daily Sun, which, just now, is
hot on the trail of Premier McBride. You'll find that these
gentlemen are "a-gin" the con
servative party; "agin" the liberal party: "a-gin" the govern'
ment and have a profound con-
viction that the whole world
needs fixing. You will be informed that if the conservatives had
not disfranchised all the workers
Lefeaux would win in a walk.
He'll win anyway, of course.
Conservative Riilly Tuesday
night in the Cumberland Hall,
B. S. Tait, Herbert Cuthbert,
of Victoria, and otliers, will
address the meeting. Meeting
at Courtenay Mondny night
same speakers.
The Spring of 1912 is bringing to Cumberland great activity in the building line and bids fair to be a banner year,
Work will soon begin on a new $15,000 school building ami a
$5,000 hospital. The sewer system which is costing some
$8,000, is nearing completion; without doubt a $0,000 Y.M.C.
A. building will be erected. Some #3,000 or $4,000 is to In-
expended in an addition to Cumberland & Union Hospital.
Plans are under way for a number of residence buildingR. It
is hoped some fifteen thousand dollars will be expended in ltjy-
ing cement sidewalks. And now comes the news that a new
opera house is to be immediately erected.
The management of the Orpheum Theatre, Cumberland
Hall, have met with such success as to clearly point to the
possibilities of an opera house of sufficient size to accomodate
the people. They have therefore decided to erect such a. building, A joint stock company is being formed and plans and
specifications are being drawn. The proposed building is to l>e
125 feet long by 33 feet iu width. It will bo two storeys in
height, the upper floor being used for lodge rooms and. dance
hall. There "'ill be a large and commodious stage, sufficient
to accomodate the large theatrical companies. The management will join with the Vancouver circuit and bill the moro
prominent theatrical companies. The new opera bouse will he
equipped with boxes, opera chairs, dress circle balcony and
galleries, and will cost from ten to fifteen thousand dollars.
There is no doubt but that such opera house would be a
profitable institution. There is no better show town on the
Island. Our people have the money and liberally patronize
ull companies coining to town. And there have been some rot
ten plays, too, much^to the disappointment of the people; but
with a modern stage and a building large enough to accomodate the people, these fourth class troupes will bo driven from
the field by the better class.
Experience in the cities and other towns have demonstrated that there is no better investment than in the modern opera
house. Returns are quicker, and the rate of interest or profit
on capital invested is higher, Usually a company of local
people is formed, and the stock taken up by the business men
and citizens. The company then isRue bonds which are. readily
saleable, and in this way money is secured for the erection of
the building, the capital stock l>eing held in reserve for sinking
fund purposes and the assurance of operating expenses.
A new opera house in Cumberland would sure bo a winner.
Mr. S. D McLeod, at the head of the Orpbeuin management;
has the proposition in hand. The Islandeii suggests that the
bonds be issued in small delimitations so that citizens of small
means may share in this profitable investment.
TO RENT Nice quiot room*. Apply to llis. C. A. Walker, Cumher-
Innd. 9
FOR SALE,—Pekin duck ef.* for
hatching. 91,^0 per dozen. Apply
Mrs. .1. A. Munro, Mlnto, II. C.
Phono 9oi2. 96-2
The sale of work and entertainimnt
in Cumberland Hall nn Wednesday
afternoon ami evening wus a great
success. The supper proved up to
and U'vond the expectation!) of the
many wlio pn took nf that delightful
repast. Regarded from a financial
standpoint, tlic ladies of the Qrace
Methodist church are to be congratulated on tho success they have attain
od, clearing somewhere in the neigh
borliood of tf-i00.no.
The Est? pipe organ for tho St.
(leorge Presbyterian church will reach
Cuml oiluid Tliur.-clny. It is hoped
to have it instiilled in time for the
Easter sen ices Thc organ cost J1200
was supplied by Fletcher Bros., of
Victoria and Nanaimo and is lieing in
"tidied by their agent .Mr. I). A. A
: Thomas,
Mr. ,1. J. Robert*, manager for B.
C. of tbe eijuii.alile Life Assurance So-
ciety wan in tlic city this week. Ho
appointed Mjr. Z. W, Bickle district
D. A. Thomas, piano tuner for
Fletcher Bros!., Victoria an.l Nanaimo
in now in tow, j for luisinc.-s.
Born- To the wife of John 6.
Young, on -' londay, March 18th,
1912, a son.
A change fa *■■■ I s-cn made in tlte   B.
O. Oarage Ar thitr Denton entering into partnership! with Mr. Etude,
Tendm* for' lho building of addition
to the Union & Comox Diatrict Hospital, Cumbrrli I'd. will lm received up
to April 1st, 1! 12. 1/iwcsl. nor any
tender not ncce ••telly accepted. Plans
nnd specifications '• 'nn he seen at Mr.
I * Mounce'* oflic   a, "ifK mill.
If. ,1.   pALBY, Secretary TfTR TSr,ANT)ER, OTMBBRtjAND. B.C.
Copyright, 1911
[By Small, Mnynaid & Co., Inc.
CHAPTER IX.—(Continued)
Plans for the  Future
AT any rate this was my theory and
It pave a fresh inspiration to my
work. Whether anything came of
it or not it was something to hope for,
something to toil for, something which
raised this digging to the plane of the
pioneer who joyfull^ clears his fields
of stumps and rocks. lt swung mo
from the present into the future. It
was a different future from that which
had weighed me down when with the
United Woollen. This was no wailing
game. Neither your pioneer nor your
true emigrant sits down and waits.
Here was something which depended
solely upon my own efforts for Its success or failure. And 1 knew that It
wasn't possible to fail so dismally but
what the joy of the struggle would
always be mine.
In thc meanwhile I carried with me
to my work a notebook and during
the noon hour I set down everything
which 1 thought might be of any pos^
sible use to me. 1 missed no oppor
tunity of learning evon the most trivial details. A great deal of tho information was superficial and a groat
deal of It was Incorrect, but down it
went in the notebook to be re/lscd
later when I became better informed,
1 watched my fellow workmen ft
much aa possible and plied them with
question. I wanted to know where
the cement came from and in what
proportion it was mixed with sand and
gravel and stone for different work,
I wanted to know where the sand and
gravel and stone eame from and how
it was graded. Wherever it was possible I secured rough prices for different materials. 1 wanted to know
where the lumber was bought and I
wanted to know how the staging was
built and why It was built. Understand that I did not Hatter myself
that I was fast becoming a mason, a
carpenter, an engineer and a contractor all in one and all at once. 1 knew
that the most of my information wns
vague and loose. Half the men who
were doing the work didn't know why
- they were doing it and a lot of them
didn't know how they were doing it.
They worked by Instinct and habit.
Then, too, they wore a clannish lot and
a jealous lot. They resented my questioning, however delicately 1 might do
it, and often refused to answer me.
But In spite of this I found myself surprised later with the fund of really
valuable knowledge I acquired.
In addition to this I acquired sources
of information. I found out where to
go for the real facts. I learned, for
instance, who for this particular job
was supplying for the contractor his
cement and gravel and crushed stone-
though, as It happened, this contractor
himself either owned or controlled his
own plant for the production of most
of his material. However, I learned
something when I learned that. For a
man who had apparently been in business all his life, I was densely ignorant
of even the fundamentals of business.
This idea of running the business back
to the sources of the raw material was
a new idea lo me. I had not thought
of the contractor as owning his own
quarries and gravel pits, obvious as the
advantage wns. I wanted to know
where thc tools were bought and how
much they cost—from the engines and
hoisting cranes and carrying system
down to pick-axes, crowbars and
shovels. I made a note of the fact
that many of thn smaller implements
were not cared for properly and even
tried to estimate how with proper attention the life of a pick-uxe could be
prolonged. I joyed particularly In
every such opportunity as this, no
matter how trivial It appeared later.
It was just such details as theso which
gave reality to my dream.
I figured out how many cubic feet
of earth per day per man was being
handled here and how this varied under different bosses. I pried and listened and questioned and figured even
when digging. I worked with my
eyes and ears wide open. It was
wonderful how quickly in this way
the hours Uew. A day now didn't
seem more than four hours long. Many
the time I've felt actually sorry when
the signal to quit work was given at
night and have hung nround for half
an hour while the engineer fixed his
boiler for the night and the old man
lighted his lanterns to string nlong
the excavation. I don't know whnt
they all thought of me, but I know
some of them set me down for n college mnn doing the work for experience. This, to sny the leust, was flattering to my years.
As I say, a lot of this work wn«
wasted energy in the sense that I acquired anything worth while, but none
of It wns wasted when I recall tho
Joy of It. If I had actually been a
college boy In the first Hush of youthful enthusiasm I could not have gone
at my work more enthuslasllcnlly or
dreamed wilder or bigger dreams.
Even after many of these huhhles were
pricked and had vanished, the mood
which made them did not vanish. I
have never forgotten and never can
forget the sheer delight of those
months. I wa.s eighteen again with
ti lot besides (hat I didn't have at
My work along another lino was
more practical and more successful.
Whnt I learned ithoul the men and the
best way to handle them was genuine
capital. In the flrat place I lost no
opportunity to mnke myself as solid
as possible with Han Rafferty. This
was not altogether from Q purely selfish motive either. I liked the man.
In :i w,\v 1 think he wns the most lovable man I ever met, although that
seems n Indy-llke term to npply to so
rugged a fellow. Hut below his beef
nnd brawn, below his aggressiveness,
below iiis coarseness, below even n
peculiar moral bluntnens about a good
many things, there was i. strain of
something fine about Dan HafTerty. I
hml a gllmpH of it when ho preferred
going   hack   to   the   sewer   gas   rather
than  let a man  like  the  old  foreman
force  him  into a  position  where  the
latter could (ire him.      But that was
only one side of him.     He had a heart. pork   to   a  pot,   for   less   than   twenty
as big as a woman's and one as keen j cents.     This gave the three of us two
lo respond to sympathy.     This ln Its [meals with some left over for lunch.
iml sometimes five or six meals. We
llgured out that we could bake a quart
pot of  beans,  using half a pound of
by his indiscretions—for Busch hadl "In our winter quarters, the giant's
the supreme gift of the true biographer house had rooms that were carried up
in being absolutely and incurably In-1 clear through two stories, and In the
discreet—you  can see that the anger j side of this house we cut a doorway
turn inspired in others a feeling
wards him that to save my life I can
only describe as love—love In its bii
sense. He'd swear like a pirate a
tho Dagoes and they'd only grin back
nl him where'd they'd feel like knifing
any other man. And when Dan learn
ed that Anton had losf his boy he
sent down to the house a wreath of
(lowers half as big as a cart wheel,
There was scarcely a day when some
old lady didn't manage to see Dan at
the noon hour and draw him aside
with a mumbled plea that always mnde
him dig into his pockets. Ho ..aught
me watching him one day, and said in
explanation, "She's mo grandmother."
After I'd seen at least a dozen dtf
ferent ones approach him 1 asked if
they were all his grandmothers.
"Sure," he said. "Ivory ould woman
in the ward is me grandmither
Those same grandmothers stood him
in good stead later in his life, for every
single grandmother had some forty
grandchildren and half of these had
votes. But Dan wasn't looking that
far ahead, then. Two facts rather dis
tinguished him at the start; he didn't
cither drink or smoke. He didn't
have any opinions upon the subject,
but'he was one of the rare Irishmen
born that way. Now and then you'll
find one and as likely as not he'll
prove one of the good fellows you'd
expect to see ln the other crowd. However, beyond exciting my interest and
leading me to score him some fifty
points in my estimate of him as a
good workman, I was indifferent to
this side of his character. The thing
that impressed me most was a quality
of leadership he seemed to possess.
There was nothing masterful about it.
You didn't look to see him lead in any
especially good or great cause, but you
oould see readily enough that whatever cause he chose, It would be possible for him to gather about him a
large personal following. I was attracted to this side of him in considering him as having ubout all tho
good raw material for a great boss.
Put twenty men on a rope with Dan
at tho head of them und just let him
say, "Now, blys—altogither," and you'd
see every man's neck gxow taut with
the strain. I know because I've been
one of the twenty and felt as thougli
I wanted to drag every muscle out of
my body. And when it was over I'd
ask myself why ln the devil I pulled
that way. When I told myself that il
was because I was pulling with Dan
Rafferty I said all I knew about it.
It seemed to me that any man who
secured Dan as a boss would already
have the backbone of his gang. I
didn't ever expect to use him ln this
way, but I wanted the man for a friend
and I wanted to learn the secret of his
power If I could. But I may as well
confess right now that I never fully
fathomed that.
In the meanwhile I had not neglected
the other men. At every opportunity
I talked with them. At the beginning
I made it a point to learn their names
and addresses, which I jotted down in
my book. I learned something from
them of the padrone system and the
unfair contracts Into which they were
trapped. I learned their likes and
dislikes, their ambitions, and as much
us possible about their families. It
all came hard at first, but little by
little as I worked with them I found
Ihem trusting me more with their confidences.
In this way, then, the first summer
passed. Both Ruth and the boy in
the meanwhile were just as busy about
their respective tasks as I was. The
latter took to the gymnasium work like
a duck to water and in his enthusiasm
for this tackled his lessons with renewed interest. He put on five pounds
of weight, and what with the daily
ocean swim which we both enjoyed, his
cheeks took on color and he became
as brown as an Indian. If he had
pnssed the summer at tho White
Mountains he could not have looked
any hardier. He made many friends
at the Y.M.C.A. They wre all ambitious boys and they woke him up
wonderfully. I was careful to follow
him closely ln this new life and made
It a point to see the boys myself and
to make him tell me at the end of
each day just what he had been about.
Dick was a boy I could trust to tell
mo very detail, He was absolutely
truthful and he wasn't afraid to open
hi heart to me with whatever new
questions might be bothering him. As
far as posslblo I tried to point out to
him what to mc seemed the good points
In bis new friends and to warn him
against any little weaknesses among
them whleh from time to time I might
detect. Ruth did the rest. A father,
however much a comrade he may be
with his hoy, can go only so far.
There Is always plenty left which belongs lo the mother—if she is such n
mother as Ruth,
As for Ruth herself, I watched her
anxiously In fear lest the new life
might wear her down, but honestly as
fnr as lhe house was concerned she
didn't seem to have as much to bother
her ns sho hnd before. She wns slowly getting lhe buying nnd the cooking
down to a science. Many a week now
our food bill wont as low ns a little
over three dollars. We bought In
larger quantities nnd this nlways of
footed a saving. We bought a barrel
of Hour and half a barrel of sugnr for
ono thing. Then ns the new potatoes
came Into the market we bought hnlf
a barrel of those and half a barrel of
apples. She did wonders with those
apples, and thoy added a big variety
to our menus. Another saving was
effected by buying suet, which cost but
a few cents a pound, trying this out
nnd mixing it with the lard for shortening. As the weather became cooler
wo had baked beans twice a woek instead of once.   These made for us four
making the cost per man about three
cents. And they made a hearty.meal,
too. That was a trick she learned In
the country, where baked beans are a
staple article of diet. I liked them
cold for my lunch.
As for clothes, neither Ruth nor myself needed much more than we had.
I bought nothing but one pair of heavy
boots which Ruth picked up at a bankrupt sale for two dollars. On herself
she didn't spend a cent. She brought
down here wilh her a winter and
summer street suit, several houso
dresses and three or four petticoats
and a goodly supply of under things,
Sho knew how to care for them and
ihey lasted her. I brought down, In
addition to my business suit, a Sunday
suit of blue serge and a dress suit and
a Prince Albert. I sold the last two
to a second hand dealer for eleven
dollars and this helped towards tho
boy's outfit in the fall. She bought
for him a pair of three dollar shoes
for a dollar and a half at this same
"Sold Out" sale, a dollar's worth of
stockings and about a dollar's worth
of underclothes. He had a winter
overcoat and hat, though I could have(
picked up these in either a pawnshop
or second-hand store for a couple of
dollars. It was wonderful what you
could get at these places, especially If
anyone had the knack which Ruth had
of making over things.
The Emigrant Spirit
That fall the boy passed his entrance
examinations and entered the finest
school in the state—the city high
school. If he had been worth a million he couldn't have had better advantages. I was told that the graduates of this school entered college
with a higher average than the graduates of most of the big preparatory
schools. Certainly they had just as
good instruction, and if anything better discipline. There was more competition here and a real competition.
Many of the pupils were foreign born
and a much larger per cent, of them
hlldren of foreign born. Their parents had been over here long enough
to realize what an advantage an education was and thc children went al
thoir work with the feeling that their
future depended upon their application here.
The boy's associates might have been
more carefully selected at some fashionable school, but I was already beginning to'realize that selected associates aren't always select associates
and lhat even If they aro this is more
of a disadvantage than an advantage.
(To  be  continued)
The curator of the Museum at Ghent
has resolved one of the chief ditliculties
in the history of painting, namely, the
attribution of the invention of painting in oils to Van Eyck in 1428. It
has been known that the method of
painting in oils was used by a monk
named Theophllus in the twelfth century, and that statues, standards, banners, and manuscript miniatures were
decorated by means of it both in Germany and Flanders previously to the
work of Van Eyck. Yet a strong tradition has always associated Van Eyck
with its primary discovery.
From a German writer of the sixteenth century, Carl Van Maude, who
retained connections with successors of
the Van Eyck school, the curator of
the Ghent Museum, has, however, extracted  the following paragraph:
"Van Eyck covered his paintings, executed ln distemper, with a coating
of his own composition, into which a
particular kind of oil entered as an
element. This procedure had great
success, owing to the brilliance which
it imparted lo the works. Many Italian painters had sought this secret
in vain, having failed in their efforts
owing to ignorance of the proper pro
According to this authority, there
fore, Van Eyck invented a process
which had effects equivalent to those
of painting ln oils—namely, that of
brilliant surface and that of resistance
to damp and even to washing, but this
process was a process of oil coating.
This Interpretation of Van Eyck's
secret corresponds with the known fact
that Alfonso, King of Sicily, only sent
Antonello of Messina to Bruges for
the purpose of penetrating Van Eyck's
secret after he had discovered that fl
painting by Van Eyck which he possessed was impervious to water. Again,
Louis Dalman, a painter of Valentia,
who studied under Van Eyck and assimilated his Uchnic painted in distemper.
uf the terrible man ls short-lived; that,
after all, he loves Busch and is grateful to him; and moreover, you get the
welcome feeling that his character, so
grim, often so cynical, sometimes bo
terrible, ls very human after all; and
he has no sooner given a blow to one
who loves him than he is eager to
soothe and to caress him.
There was nothing of the flunkey in
the nttitude of Busch. For him there
was only one man, only one hero, ln
this Titanic struggle; all the rest he
despised, or even hated. Indeed, he
loved Bismarck so much that he hated
most of the people who were brought
Into close contact with him; all but
one. and this one he loved because he
knew that he was like himself In the
utterness of his devotion to the Chief—
as Bismarck was called. Busch speaks
quite freely about even the highest
royalties. He reduces the Emperor to
his proper proportions as merely a
super In the great drama in which Bismarck played the star role; Frederick,
the next Emperor, he dismisses us an
"Incubus," whose death ls a relief to
him; the dismissal of Bismarck by the
present Emperor he describes as
"base." And us for the Crown Princes
and King and Grand Dukes, Busch
dismisses them all as frivolous creatures who wasted the time and tried
the nerves of the great Master. Busch
does not stop there; he ls the chief
agent in that warfare against women
which Bismarck waged for so many
yenrs. He assails the Empress Augusta over and over again; he assails
with even greater vehemence her who
became the Empress Frederick; and
no man contributed so much to create
the atmosphere of unpopularity and
misunderstanding in which that poor
woman lived as Busch. with his eternal harplngs against "die Englander-
Inn"—the Englishwoman—an epithet
that did not help her to the scaffold
as "L'Autltrichlenne" helped poor
Marie Antoinette, but which did make
a Calvary of much of her unhappy
life. I shall have to return to this
important part of the life of Bismarck,
and, weighing the question in the impartiality of the great Court of Literature, attempt to hold the balance evenly between the conflicting parties.
Next to Boswell. Busch Is perhaps
the most faithful, watchful, and devoted biographer that ever a great
man had. Indeed, the personality of
Busch Is almost as interesting ns that
of Boswell— who was a far more clever
follow than his contemporurles thought,
and who was In some respects as great
a mnn of letters as the genius whom
he Immortalized, Busch figures sometimes In as tender and sometimes in
as grotesque relations with his chief
as Boswell with Johnson. Usually he
is "Little Busch"—a Gorman term of
-ndearment—and the great man pets
him; and the great man's wife, llko
the good housekeeper she was nnd the
kindly soul, sees that he gets a good
room and has at dinner the specinl
soup she has henrd him say ho likes.
On other occasions he excites the great
man's wrnth, and Bismarck thunder?
at him with Olymplnn fury. And yei
_ en In these moments, when he hap
given Bismarck good cause for anger
A" drink of cider eighty years old Is
a novelty, and when it comes out of
a keg fished out of lhe bottom of Lake
St. Clair it comes savored of mystery.
it was back In the very early thirties
either 18.10 or 1831; according to the
tradition handed down by the oldest
inhabitants, that the stenmer Red
Jncket met with dlsuster—went down
in something like forty feet of water.
The boat was a totul loss und very
little of her enrgo of general merchandise wus ever recovered. She lay
there In the sand and gradually went
to pieces, and as the years went by
the sands covered what remained. The
boat and the story of her loss became
only a memory.
Early last fall Captain Miller, of Detroit, in cruising about in search of
sand dropped anchor in the old north
channel opposite Algonnc und begun
scooping up greut quantities of the
lake bottom. From time to time he
picked up pieces of nn old wreck. Now
it was a section of smokestack, now a
part of nn engine, nnd Thursday night
the clam shell let go of un object that
rolled down the snnd pile to the deck,
and which on inspection proved to be
n five-gallon keg. Somebody started
to throw it overboard, but finding It
heavy and tightly sealed set it aside
for further Investigation. The Investigation was hastened when the
clam shell hit the keg and broke out
a stave. The sailors smelled it, then
tasted, and finding It well flavored, with
a sailor's disregard of consequences,
began drinking. Captain Miller came
on the scene in time to save about a
gallon and a half of the cider.
One would expect cider that old to be
as hard as nails, wilh a song and
dance in every glass, but it was not.
The best champagne never had a finer
flavor, and age hud mellowed it until it
was as smooth as oil. On the end of
the keg was branded the words "Genuine New York State Applo Juice,"
and the flavor proved the statement,
It would have passed inspection under the pure food and drug act.
The explanation of the elder's sweet
ness Is fcund ln the fact that It was
practically in cold storage for all these
years. It was dug out from ten feet
below the bottom of the lake at
place where the water Is forty feet
deep. At that depth It was always
kept cool, and the sand over the keg
kept It from going to pieces. The
keg was of oak, Iron-bound, made to
stand hard usage and to hold against
severe pressure. Still It showed Its
age, and probably would not have held
out for another eighty yoars.
high enough so that the giant could
walk ln and out without bending.
There and on the grounds around he
had plenty of room to walk and move
about standing upright like other men,
but it was different in the town nearby.
"He liked to go there, he liked to
be around among folks and the folks
there liked to see him. He couldn't
walk in many of the residence parts
because of the overhanging boughs of
the trees—this was a very shady place,
but he didn't mind that, he preferred
the lively business centre, and there's
where he used to go.
"He couldn't walk on the sidewalks
on account of the awnings, he had to
walk along in the street by tho curb,
and he used to find great pleasure in
coming in and walking around like
that, until one day when he happened
to be caught there ln a sudden, very
heavy shower.
"When this shower broke everybody
ran for cover. People rushed into
stores and Into doorways and Into
houses, and under awnings, wherever
they could get out of the rnin, und of
course the giant's nuturnl impulse wus
to do the snme. But he couldn't Jump in
nnywhero the way they could, he was
too big, und he happened to be just
where there wasn't any place that he
could get into even half comfortably.
Finally he made for the nearest doorway and crawled, fairly crawled Into
thnt and on into a hall.
"Now, you know, this is too serious a
matter to make fun of, and we never
made fun of tho glnnt; but really the
people, friendly ns they were, had to
laugh over the giant this time. You
see, this hallway was narrow; it was
just wide enough to let him in and
he couldn't begin lo stand up in it,
even bent double, and of course he
couldn't turn around in it, and when
the shower was over all he coul 1 do
was to back out, and with his head
inside he didn't know as soon as other
folks did when the shower was over,
and so everybody else was out again
before the giant, and the whole town
saw the giant backing out of that
hallway and they had to laugh over
that. Friendly ns they were, they
couldn't help It.
"And thnt disturbed the giant greatly. Ho had a level head and he could
see a joke, but nobody likes to he
laughed at, and for some time he didn't go to town ngain at all.
"Why didn't he carry an umbrella?
Well, he had one all right. The one
that, when he carried it rolled up and
held up straight above his head, looked like a church spire. But whan
he opened that umbrella it was as big
ns a dome; he could carry It in ample
opon spaces, not in the streets.
"Then the old man had nn Idea; he
was always thinking up wise thin :s.
He reminded the giant of So-and-so's,
thut was a hardware store on Main
street, whore they hud un uwnlng that
came out from over the second story
windows, an awning that was almost
high enough for the giant to stand up
straight under. And the old man
suggested to the giant that If he got
cnught in a shower again he make for
that high awning, and the giant actually did that once—got ln under that
awning with a lot of other people
standing around under it at the samo
time and looking up at him admiringly; and this experience sort of smoothed out and wiped out the recollection
of that other experience of the doorway.
"But still he couldn't always be near
that uwnlng when u shower enmc up,
could he? Certnlnly not. And he didn't know whnt pluce he might hnve to
get Into. And Ihe upshot of it nil
wns thnt ufter that winter, when thc
show was back there in winter quarters, the giant never took any chances.
He never gave himself the pleasure of
walking down into town except in settled fair weather."
times an hour. The purpose ef thie
extensive breathing is to burn up wuti
matter in the system. Our todies ur*
physical furnaces, and our physical
fire will not burn without air any more
than our cellar fires wlll consume eeal
without oxygen. In short, ne air, ne
Air serves _ double purpose: It kelps
to change food Into tissue, thus becoming bone of our bones and flesh of
our flesh. And it keeps our bodies free
from foul and impure gases, thus saving us from being self-poisoned. But
air does either perfectly only co long
as it is fresh and pure. Let the air
become bad und our food does not digest properly, while our bodies clog
up with poisons. Any admixture of
foreign gases may react directly en the
blood. And the blood, as the Bible
truly tells us, is thc life. Poison tkat
and our, minds grow feeble and enr
bodies weak. As a light grows dim
and flickers out for want of oil, so our
lives dwindle and grow dim if ve to»-
tinuously breathe bad air.
The art of making glass originated a
very long time ago. lt is often said
that a party of Phoenician merchants,
while cooking their food on the sands
near the seashore, noticed that the
ashes of the plant with which they
made their fire caused some of the
sand to molt and form a vitreous substance, But it ls a proven fact that
more than 4,000 yenrs ago glass bottles containing red wine were represented on monuments of the fourth
dynasty of Egypt. There is apparently no record of glass being used for
glazing purposes in ancient times. It
wns introduced Into this country somewhere nbout 675 A. D. by the Vener-
uble Bede, who employed It in the
adornment of church windows. In
1649, however, certain Venetian glass-
makers arrived In London, and It is
from that date that the collector of
old gluss usually makes his start
We generally find the base of an
old glass to bc larger thnn that ef a
modern specimen; it ls also rough
where the piece of metal has been
broken off the pontll. Wine and similar glasses slope from the centre ef
tho foot to the edge. The slope Is
sometimes very slight, but ls always
perceptible. The folded foot is not
often found in specimens of a later
date than the eighteenth century.
Small chips nud hair-lines wlll be
found undor the foot of un old glass
which hus been in constant use; also,
if the bowl be carefully examined, It
will be found to be slightly fritted with
miniature air bubbles nnd spi^s. Some
modern forgeries hnve a peculiar tinge
of green. This is never seon in old
glasses. In other forgeries the rim of
the bowl has a harsh, sharp edge,
whilst the margin, instend of being soft
und more or less rounded, presents a
fluttened appenmnce. The texture of
modern glass often has n cold steely
hue, devoid of that mellowness characterizing the eighteenth century
spirals, which up till now hnve never
been equalled. Most modern glass
looks white when placed by the side
of an old specimen, the latter generally having a yellowish tinge, and in
some cases a touch of sapphire blue
appears, due to an admixture of lead
In the munufnoture. Venetian glass
Is noted for Its wonderful lightness.
Its combined lightness nnd strength is
mainly attributable to the fact that
the Ventian craftsmen allowed no lend
to enter into the composition of their
"Big ns he was," said the old circus
man, "the great giant was like all the
rest of us In his feelings and he was
like us In hts ways as far as he could
bc, but his great size put him to many
inconveniences that other people don't
have to suffer.
"For one thing, It wns difficult for
him to get ln and out of buildings. You
see? Houses, stores, churches, cars,
bouts and all that sort of thing are
built for men of ordinary stature, and
muny places plonty big enough for the
run of men the giant had to stoop, bend
ovor, sometimes crawl to get Into.
"Why, even In cities of considerable
size the only doorways ho could walk
into freely were the scenery doors of
the theatres; und that winter when
wo took him on the road, a show by
himsolf, wo had to skip many of the
smaller towns becnuse the stuge ln the
theutre or the public hall wasn't high
enough to tot him stand up straight
on It without having his head out of
sight ln the flies. So you see, his
size, source of great pride and profit
as It was to him and us, renlly put
him Into n lot of Inconvenience, and
he was likely any time to be confronted with this difficulty In some
unexpected way.
Food, water, and air are three great
essentials to bodily welfare. No one
would think of eating putrid food. No
one would deliberately drink defiled
water. Whenever the water becomes
polluted and a typhoid epidemic results,
there Is a great outcry, and Immense
sums of money are spent to insure
future purity of the water supply.
Knowingly no one partakes of bad food
or bad water. We should look with
disgust upon those who did. But foul
air, as filthy and as harmful as either
bad water or bad food, ls breathed unconcernedly day after day by the majority of people.
Bad air affects our digestion harmfully, gives us headaches, poisons our
bodies by slow degrees, and makes our
children dull or altogether ruins them,
But we cannot sec the foul stuff we
are putting Into our systems, and so
we go on unconcernedly breathing In
filth. Our houses nre stuffy with vitiated air and the smell of cooking; our
factories are filled with dust or lint
or metal filings and horrible odors; our
cars reck with foul air; our churches
tire cesspools of atmospheric filth; and
the very air smells to heaven with Its
load of smoke, soot, stlrred-up street
sweepings, factory odors, and poisonous gases. The oir to the right of us,
the air to tho left of us, tho air In
front of us, is filthy and putrid. Yet
wo Immerse ourselves in it and wonder
why we feel bad. Four months of the
year, when it is too hot that we cannot help It, we let In fresh air, nnd feel
fine. The eight other months we souk
ourselves in dermal sewnge, and die.
Health statistics show that the death
rate In winter is ten lo forty per cent,
higher than In summer. So we droad
winter, and cnll ll the "seusnn of Illness." It ought lo he the senson of
vigor. For cold nir is a tonic. But
we counternet its tonic effects by overdressing, over-hentlng our houses, nnd
living In vitiated air. And the measure
of our success Is eloquently told bv
thnt heightened winter death rnte.
When one Inquires Into the part
ployed by nlr In our physlcnl scheme
nf life, It Immediately becomes apparent why hnd nlr Is so harmful.      We
We ure ubout to form the Telephone
Listeners' Mutual Protective Association. Wlll you join? There nre no
dues, the only requirement being a
little firmness nnd self-control on your
The Idea Is this:
Have you ever been called up over
the telephone by some man, who, ln
order to save his own time, orders his
stenographer, or private secretary to
get you on the wire flrst? Then,
when you are on the wire, and waiting,
he saunters leisurely up and tells you
what he wants.
Suppose, for example, that your
name ls Smith. This Is what happens:
The bell rings.     You answer.
A young woman's voice then says:
"Is this Mr. Smith?"
"Yes.    Who "
"Walt a moment, please. Mr. Jeiee
wishes to speak to you."
You wait. In a moment, Jones—
when he has finished what he has been
doing, having been Informed that you
—Smith—nre waiting for him, cemee to
the telephone.
Now, In order to become a member ef
the Telephone Listeners' Mutual Protective Association, all you have te do
Is to agree that hereafter, whenever
anybody calls you up over the telephone and delegates someone else to
get you first, Is, Immediately upon ascertaining that fact, to hang up the
receiver and let him do It all ever
This Is what you should do:
The bell rings. You answer. A
woman's voice.
"Is this Mr. Smith?"
"Walt a moment.     Mr. Jones ",
At this point you hang up the receiver and proceed with the regular
order of business. In a few moments
the bell rings ngain.      Same voice.
"Is this Mr. Smith?"
"Walt, please, a "
Once moro you hung up the receiver
nnd, whistling nt^your wrok, proceed
as before. In a few moments more
thc bell rings again, This time it Is
a man's voice,
"Is this Mr. Smith?"
'This Is Jones."
'I have been trying to get you for
some timo."
"Yes, Janes, I know It. but you see
I am a member of the Telephone Listeners' Mutual Protective Association,
and our rule is thit when nnynne ring*
us up he shnll be at the 'phone before
we are, on the principle of mutual
courtesy, and becnuse he hasn't really
ent three times n day, and drink perhaps a dozen times n  day.   But we j any right to take up our time."
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Do You Know Your Vibrations, If
'   Not, Read This, and Learn
A sage has said that the "fullness of
life. Is measured by the number of
vibrations one gives and receives." We
have heard a great deal of late about
personal vibrations, and the subject
seems to be in the air. We never knew
that we had such things until a little
while ago, and now it seems, according
to tho scientists, that that is all we
are—just vibrations; and the reason
that Mary Jane ls different from Ellen
Louise Is simply because her vibrations
are different.
We are a success or a failure according to our* vibrations and the way
we use them; for we are learning that
we can make changes ln our own personal vibrations just as we may modify our health by a matter of diet.
Now It seems that there are a lot
of good people in the world to-day Jusl
wallowing around in a slough of trouble and sorrow Just because they don't
know they possess such a thing as
vibrations, so that they might manipulate them and change their situation
into a sort of paradise.
This vibration business, however,
was known lo the ancient Greeks, who
made ltf6 about as thoy liked for a
while—or until they lost the combination.
Now, it seems that when wo become
acquainted with our own vibrations
wc must do certain things to fulfil the
purpose of our life here, and that purpose, it seems, is indicated by our
vibrations. By following them, and
not going contrary to their intent, we
ean have just about what we want
hore on this little old earth. We can
acquire the Kingdom of Heaven In fact,
and that, according to Scripture, is
within us.
Scientists tell us th^t everything exists because of vibration, and that the
solid granite ledge, the steel bar, and
marble monument nre pulsating with
quivering rhythmic motion incessantly,
for* they would no longer exist lf vibration ceased.
Furthermore, human beings ure
highly vibratory, and as we vibrate so
Is our disposition, our temperament,
our good looks,,etc.
But we don't vibrate any old way;
there are set rules and a fine lot of
regulations for each of us, and for our
peculiar vibrations. We may learn
just what these rules and regulations
are, and In just what key our own personal quiverings nre pitched, and what
they mean.
As I have said, this sort of thing
is an old, old science. Pythagoras was
a pastmaster at propounding It, and
flvo hundred years before Christ was
born was teaching men how to know
a little of themselves.
Pythagoras connected the vibrations
with the science of numbers, and worked It all out so beautifully that we today have been able to add little to his
Now, according to the mystic philosophers, these vibrations mean everything to a person, and by holding the
key to his own vibrations he can save
himself a lot of sorrow, for he learns
to know what nature intended ln giving him jusl that particular kind of
vibrations, lf he lives so that he does
not keep them jangling out of tune all
the time, but ln harmony, he can bring
joy and success to himself and to those
about bim.
It is very ensy lu learn Just what
one's vibrations are \t one is shown
the key. They are founded on the
birth numbers and on lho name numbers; and, according to Pythagoras,
Ihe heavens nnd earth vibrate to single
numbers or digits of numbers, 1 to 9
being digits, and vibrations nre found
In 1. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 22. ,
This is tho way one goos to work to
find one's vibrations, First the alphabet is arrangod as follows, under a row
of digits:
t 234-6 6 7.8
a b      0      d      e f g      h
j k      1      m     n 0 p     q
s t      u     v     w x y     '/,
And her Individual key-note is B, for
the musical keys are arranged thus:
If your name Is Mnry Jane Smith,
for example, this is lhe way you get
the digit of your vibration:
B— 6
Three Is the digit of Mary and of
Jane, nnd 6 ls the digit of Smith. These
three numbers must be ndded and reduced to gel Ihe final digit, thus:
Thus, the name digit of Mary Jane
Smith is 3. Later I will tell you what
It means to vibrato to 3. But flrst we
will proceed to get Mary Jane's birth
Suppose sho Is born September 18,
September Is the ninth month.
The digit of the eighteenth day Is
9, 1 and 8 added together, and the digit
of the year, 1 plus 8 plus 7 plus 0,
equals 16, equals 7.
The digit of the whole date, then,
9 — ninth month
9 — digit of day of month
7 — digit of year
Thus the birth  vibration  of  Mary
Jano Is 7.
f      g
4        6
Mary Jane Smith, or anyone else
whose name digit ls 3, is emotional and
Imp-cssionable, according to the scientists, and is given to expression; but
care should be taken what Is expressed,
as unless ^ 3d vibration lives up to his
Ideals, he is apt to be swayed by the
people of his environment. People Uke
Mary Jane, who' vibrate to 3 either ln
name or birth digit, are apt to turn to
music, literature, and the arts, as the
Intent of their vibration ls expression;
ai d those In 3 who do not give expression In some creative way are apt
to be unhappy and restless; and when
giving full expression to the highest
Ideals, a 3 is very happy and contented,
radiating love and sweetness and making many friends.
Mary Jane's birth vibration of 7
means that things come rather easily
to her in life. Those who are ln this
vibration do things In a finished manner and very quickly; they are what
is called cnpable.
They ure dainty and nice about their
persons; dress well and in excellent
tnste on all occasions, even when
roughing It. They are usually refined
and elegant, if living up to the intent
of their vibrations. Poople of this vibration nre usually keenly musical, and
have within themselves the element of
harmony and of music.
A 7 ls not very successful ln partnership with anyone. He can do things
best by himself, unhampered by the assistance of others. He Is usually alert
nnd frequently nervous.
Now, let us go back to the vibration
of 1 and explain all of the digits so
thai anyone finding his vibration digit
according to the directions given can
learn what such vibrations mean, and
what is expected of him.
Numbers 1, 2 and 3 are higher vibrations than % 5, 6, 7, which are vibrations tn which a person has to struggle
more or less with himself, and the so-
called free vibrations which are tho
highest and best of all are 8, 9, 11, and
22. People bearing these are not found
In such places, the reason ls that they
have not led a life harmonious with
their vibrations. The consequent chaos
has made them fall below their natural heritage of place.
If one Is In the vibration of 1 by
birth or name, unity Is tho chief thing.
One must hold oneself well together
and he steadfast. A 1 should not be
resentful, even if Injustice is done him.
Many who are born ln this vibration
are mystics, as will be proven by some
of the most famous ones of history,
such as Maeterlinck, Emerson, Socrates, Browning, and others. Those
ln the 1 vibration seem to have a cosmic understanding of life, a mystical,
natural knowledge.
When a person In this vibration does
not follow this line of thought he becomes the most miserable of mortals.
When the thoughts and foellngs are
turned toward mystic philosophical
things and perfect unity Is maintained,
tho person passes into the free vibration otS 11 later in life.
If one does not live Ut perfect unity
he Is subject to disaster of some sort,
financial or social, every seven yoars.
One of the least Interesting vibrations Is 2. That does not mean thai
people in this vibration nre not interesting personally People nro often
very changeable who n/e in 2, for they
are either very spiritual or very animal, or waver from one to the other.
If the physical life is followed too
closely and one outs, drinks and ls too
merry, much of the time, a 2 becomes
a physical wreck, much more quickly
than the avorago person, People In
this vibration are either very strong
or very weak; they go to extremes,
and nre never in a medium state.
When they uro 111 they are very,
very 111, They are very sensitive to
Three   has  already   been   explained.
Those In tho 4th vibration have to
be very energetic. They cannot depend upon others to help them along
through life. They must face things
They must never be in debt, never
ask favors, and should always pay
more than they receive if they hope
to get tho full benefit of life. This Is
really a wonderful vibration, ns many
who are born in It become great and
Patriots and statesmen and great
phllantrophlsts nro ln 4. They aro
physical nnd mental gtnuts usually.
They should be great students.
They should never cease to study
and to be their best should tako the
highest college nnd university courses,
and all through life should continue
Studying, Such people usually understand and enjoy music.
Those In the 6th vibration are tremendously strenuous. Tbey are tho
most active and healthy people In the
world. Their energy knows no bounds
If they are living up to the Intent of
their vibrations. They have clear
memories, good Intellect, and are bold
and daring.
Events follow each other quickly in
their lives, they are frequently great
travellers, nnd get more out of llfo
than any other people. They do not
generally care very much for money,
and it comes and goes with them;
they aro usually more Interested with
life itself.
Thetr minds are alert and vitally
Interested in everything. They are
always looking for somethfng to Instruct and entertain them. They have
a tnste for. about everything In the
world nnd are apt to hnve n smattering of knowledge of every kind.
They nro usually very fascinating
and charming people. Tkey generally
like people nnd rarely hate deeply. They
STOPS COUGHS *?-5T?,K *•rorc*
> l-KICS. Ji CfcNIi
shuuld nut live alone. They are In-
tended for companionship, and solitude ls very bad for a 0. They art'
mildly religious, have respect for customs and conventions to a certain degree, and are wholesome, likable people.
Theodore Roosevelt is a 5 In both
name and birth and he lives up <o the
last letter of his vibrations usually.
Whenever he does not disaster threatens.
Those in tho 6th vibration make
good parents generally. They are not
generally among the hard-working
people llko the 4th vibration people,
or even the IS, who are so strenuous.
They are Intended for positions of
lighter work. Hard work depresses
these people.
Such people should be carefully dressed, be very neat and dainty, and study
color effects. Sloppincss Is usually
foreign to a 0. The people of this vibration usually love children.
Care should be taken to keep cheerful, for depression with a C Is deeper
nnd more disastrous than with those
of other vibrations. Llfo will bo a
failure unless a cheerful spirit is kept.
Scolding upsets a 6 terribly, either
given or received.
Seven hns already been described.
We now begin on the so-called freo
numbers—S, 0, 11, and 22. These are
-hu strongest numbers and are usually
signs dt great character and Intense
Individuality. Great souls aro found
among the peoplo bearing these numbers.
They are usually the people whom
weaker souls turn to In time of need.
But when the people of these vibrations do not lend the sort of lives that
their vibrations^ Intend, they are the
most pitiful creatures, and are wretchedly unhappy, misunderstood nnd full
of suffering.
An 8 is often the head of some great
banking institution maintained for the
benelit of the poor. Grent organizers
of charitable societies are often In 8.
They give their services freely, and
without return.
They work for the good of the race.
Many times ono finds that great physicians and ministers and charity lawyers arc In 8. They usually seek with
great conscientiousness and care to
provide for their family's welfare. They
give largely and without any expectation of gratitude.
A person In the 9th vibration is usually a person of mental force, but
high as a 9 is he is frequently surrounded with many temptations, and
when he falls, he falls further than
anyone else. Many a person born to
the strength and- power of 9 has become a debauchee; when, however, a
9 lives up to the perfect Intent of his
v'brauotis he beconies a fine specimen
of humanity.
It is the intent of 9 to deal largely
with humanity. Such people come
very near to realizing tho sense of a
universal brotherhood of man. They
fee! a great kindness toward their fellow man. A 9 who Is a Judge ls always the most Just nnd humane of his
Such people are usually magnetic
and nre beloved. As physicians they
are a great success and very dearly
beloved. If clergmen, they ure apt to
bo very broad and sweeping In their
views nnd rather unorthodox. They
are good at expression of any sort, and
make good artists, musicians, and writers.
They have a natural understanding
uf occult things. Kvery form of excess
must bc avoided by a 9, as lie t she
cannot Indulge ns those ln lower vibrations ean. The penalty Is muctl
xeater and muoh mure swift and sure.
Eleven Is one of the greatest of .ill
numbers. Some of the greatest souls
of earth arc among the people of this
vibration. But It Is not always an
easy life that an 11 lives. lie must
watoh himself, for there are many pit-
rails for lhe great ones. But when an
11 lives up to his vibrations In perfect
harmony, he eroates n life full of
beauty   in every hour of Its durst! M.
Such   peoplo   are   a   vast   help   in
hers: they "are, indeed, bi tended ns
God's messengers to help humanl'.yin
every way. They sometimes fill lo
understand themselves, and if tliey
permit themselves to feel Injustice nr
injury tbey will become miserable beyond words.
In the good old days on tbe farm, an
egg was an egg. Thero never wns any
question about It. It remained an egg
until consumed, shipped to thc market
or given a course of treatment that
evolved from It a chicken.
The modem egg Is a mystery. It
travels under as many aliases as a
successful sneak thief. It hns attained the added dignity of ensle. Kven
India bus not moro different classes
of people than there are varieties of
Recently.one of the Industrious press
agents whn write market news for Tbe
Times, mentioned no less Ihan live different kinds of eggs, ench ut whleh
had a separate prlee.
Those that brought the best prices
wci'o "fresh ranch eggs." However,
the names and prices ranged downward as follows: "Hest Eastern eggs,"
"guaranteed eggs," "good eggs," and
"good cooking eggs."
II will be perceived thero are two
classes not mentioned In this remarkable list—plain eggs, without nny title
of one sort or anothor, and bad eggs.
1'osslbly Ihcy do not class ln the
latter because they fear someone might
try to buy a gross of produce denlcrs
for tho price quoted In the advertisement.
What is on egg? Anyone who can
tell after reading this voluminous list,
would score henvlly—as a successor to
thc late lamented Lloyd of puzzle fame.
Thc greater the Irrllntion In the
throat the more distressing the cough
becomes. Coughing is the effort of
Nature to expel this irritating Bub-
stanco from the air passages. Bickle's
Anti-Consumptive Syrup will heal the
inflamed parts, which exude mucous,
nnd restore thom to a healthy state,
tho cough disappearing under tho curative effects of tho medicine. It is pleasant to the tnste, and tho prico, 26
cents, is within the reach nf all.
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e aiomaths and Dowels of
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Opmm.Morphine nor Mineral.
Not Nahc otic.
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ApcrfccUtemcdy forConslipa
lion. Sour Slomach.Diarrhuca,
Worms .Convulsions.Fcverish-
ucss and LOSS OF SLEEP.
Toe Simile Signature ol
Al b mo ii i li-*  old
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
Always Bought
Bears the
. In
For Over
Thirty Years
e-W-WeW THE OENTAUH COMPANY, h -m vom oitt.
Some day, a merchant of the old
school Is going to Mart ln selling eggs
—plain, unadorned eggs and either win
recognition as a captain of industry
or go to the poorhouse.
Chinese farmers are very conservative; they are using the old methods
of farming handed down to them by
their forefathers, and have made hardly any improvement within the last
8,000 years. Tho Chinese Government
it not   at   all   active in encouraging
Saskatchewan Man Tells of Quick
Relief After Three Yeare of Suffering .
llolbeck, Sank.—(Special) —Among
1 he many on tho prairies whn are
shouting the praises of Doan's Kidney
Tills none speak with more enthusiasm
than Mr. Jtfatt Syverson, a well-known
resident of this place.
"1 suffered from rheumatism for
three yoars," Mr. Syverson says; "and
1 was also troubled with an acute pain
around my heart. My case was a severe one and several times I doubled
if recovery was possible. But seven
boxes of Dodd's Kidney Pills cured mo
"i can truly and honestly recommend Dodd's Kidney IMlls as a remedy
for eases like mine. They surely cleared out all my aches and pains as lf by
Rheumtittsl is caused by uric add
In the blood. When thc kidneys nre
rtffht they strain all the uric acid out
of the blood. Dodd's Kidney Pills
make the kidneys rljrM. That's why
they never fail to cure rheumatism and
kindred diseases.
the adoption of modern machinery. The
small farmers cannot afford to buy
machinery, and the rich landlords are
not particular about Introducing reforms. China is, however, awakening, and ln recent years there has
been more .talk than ever before about
introducing reforms, but so far little
practical action has been taken. In
the whole empire there are only two
agricultural colleges, while there Is
said to be no special agricultural
paper, although a few papers have devoted a few pages to agricultural topics
now and then.
Don't mention the weather.
Don't select a chair on the other side ,
of the room.
If- you hold her hand, don't keep
swinging lt up and down while talking
to her as if you wero hammering something.
Don't mutter to yourself.
Don't begin by saying that you have
something on your mind,
Don't bc impulsive and try to force
her head on your shoulder before the
psychological moment.
Don't address tbe window pane.
Don't pace the Iloor.
Don't clasp your hands together.
Same with your lips.
Don't talk between your teeth.
Don't take ono of her hands in both
of yours.
Don't keep your eyes fixed persistently on the end of hor nose wliile you
are talking.
Don't refer even remotely to the cost
of living. It Is bad taste to imply
that love iu any sense Is-bound by nn-
turai laws.
Don't pull the braid off the best sofa
Don't sit for h long time without
saying anything.
Don't pant.
Warts are unsightly blemishes, and
corns nre painful growths. Holloway's
Corn Cure will remove them.
Owing to so much unfavorable weather, many farmers over Western
Canada have gathered at least part of tholr crop touched by frost or
otherwise water damaged. However, through tho largo shortage In
corn, onts, barley, fodder, potatoos and vegetables, Uy the unusual hoat
and drought of last summer in tho United Stntes, Eastern Canada and
Western Kurope, there is going to be a steady demand at good prices
for all the grain Western Canada has raised, no matter what Us quality
mny bo,
Bo much variety In quality makes it impossible for those less experienced to judge the full value lhal should bo obtained for such grain,
therefore tlic farmer never stood more fn need uf the services of the
experienced and reliable grain commission man to act for him, in the
looking after-* selling of  his  grain,  than ho does thl ssoason.
Farmers, you will therefore do well for yourselves not to accept
street or track prices, but to ship your grain by carload direct to Fort
William or Port Arthur, to be handled by us In a way that wlll get
for you all there Is In It. We make liberal advances when desired, on
receipt of shipping bills for cars shipped. We never buy your grain on
our own account, but act as your agents in selling It tu the best advantage for your account, and we do so on a lixed commission of lc. per
,We have made a specialty of this work for many years, and are
well known over Western Canada for our experience In the grain trade,
reliability, careful attention to our customers' Interests, and promptness
In makng settlements.
We Invite farmers who have not yet employed us to write to us for
shipping instructions and market information, and in regard to our
standing in the Winnipeg Orain Trade, and our financial position, we
beg to refer you to the Union Bank of Canada, and any of Its branches,
also to the commercial agencies of Bradstreets and It. Q. Dun & Co,
703 Y Grain Exchange
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The editor dues nut iiolil   himself responsible for  views expressed by
What the Editor has to say.
Thursday, Maroh 28, is election day. In this, the last
issue of The Islander before that date, it seems meet that
something should he said of the issues to be, decided by the
votes of the pi ople on that day and of the men who are to be
voted for.
It is not an unimportant election. All elections are important. This election is of particular importance to us here
in Comox district. It is not merely a decision as to whether
the Conservatives, the Liberals or the Socialists shall carry the
day. It is far more than that. It is absolutely a business
proposition. Comox district is large; it is sparsely settled; it
c in tains great natural resources, unlimited natural wealth. We
need the assistance of he provincial government in the developing of these resources; we need new roads; new docks; new
railroads. We who. have settled and built our homes here,
who have invested our capital here, have done so through .bus-
ii ess motives, a desire to better ourselves financially. It is of
much importance to us that new roads be built, transportation
a id access to every pnrt of our district made easy, in that settlors aud capital may be attracted. Thus may the district
progress, the value of our property and holdings advance. We
are a business community, meeting on the 28th day-of March
to vote for and choose a business representative. We should
therelore choose that man who knows this district thoroughly,
who knows our needs and who has the ability to get us what
is coming to us in the way of aid from the provincial government. This is not a time for dreams, for half-baked, untried
theories of government. It is time for practical business action.
The Hon. M. Manson has proven liis ability. He has
gotten for Cumberland a §15,000 school house; a $5,000 isolation hospital; some 37,000 or .?>S,000 for our sewer system.
Messrs. McLeod, Abrams, Carey and Bate, our delegates, cheer
fully give to Mr. Manson the credit tor these results, He has
procured $lt)0,000.00 for new roads. He has aided in fisheries, schools and other mutters, always securing relief.
Ts not this an honorable record' Does not it speak lowl-
1 ■ for Mr. Mnuson's ability? Does not it give assurance of
what we may expect of him in the future? We have no feeling against his opponent, Mr. Lefeaux, but the plain facts are:
lie does not live in the district; he knows nothing of the district or its needs. He has had no parliamentary experience so
i'ir as we are able to learn. He lives in Vancouver. The facts
are againts Mr. Lefeaux.
As plain, common sense business people, and for plain
Commou sense business reasons, it is a duty tho people of Co
mux district owe themselves to return Mr. Manson on the 28th
diy of March.
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LLD., D.C.L., President
ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager
CAPITAL, - $10,000,000^"   REST, -   $8,000,000
The Canadian Bank of Commerce extends to Karmers every facility
for the transaction of their banking business including the discount and
collection of sales notes. Blank sales notes are supplied free of charge
on application.
Accounts may be opened at every branch of The Canadian Bank of
Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive tbe same careful
attention as is given to all other departments of the Bank's business.
Money may be deposited or withdrawn in this way as satisfactorily as
by a personal visit to the Bank. 4231
Pilsener Beep
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
B ottled Beer Supplied to the Trade Only.
ss= Best on the @oast==
Pilsener Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
The Latest and most Up-to-date Sewing
Machine on the market to-day. Sold on
Easy Terms which places it withiu the
reach ofall.
JepSOn   BrOS.,  District Agents
Nanaimo, B. C.
W. Ji. J)tinn, Local Jiepresenlalioe
■«♦»«»>»•«♦»»«■♦» »4><a <—■ w t* w w w
On Little River Road Five minuLes wa!
£ from school, postoffice sand store. Ten minutes'
walk from beach. All have a Good Frontage on
a good government road. Land is Good, surface
Level, and not stony. Price §40 per acre, Very
easy term.
The Island Realty Co.
I Pire, Life, Live Stock
I . . Accident ,
Phone 22.
Courtenay, B. C
Are the Best, and Fully Guaranteed.
A full line of Furniture, Housefurnishings,
Linoleums, Wallpapers alway son  hand.
"The Furniture Store"
McPliee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.C
$>. $. ^x.. 3&>a6tten:
All Kinfls of Haulini Done
First Class Is For Hire.
Orders Promptly Attended to
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
Agents for E. & N. Lands,
Comox District.
H. H. M. Beadnell
_w*L'j.,tJli.i.'^^wr^w~y~r~'r^m,,, iihuht;^
"Leading; Tobacco  King."
Better known aa
Dealer in Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
if Si, Billiard Room in connection
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
Tliinl Ave., Cumberland
In Marysville, California, a jury of women is to try a man
fnr striking a woman, It is easy to see where that feilow gets
11 i.i.
During tlu; past week over 10,000 immigrants lauded ill
Canada trom the old country and headed west. Now is the
time for Cumberland to throw out the life line.
Dealers in all kinds of Good
Wet Goods
Beat Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
\Uf_M MUSING hjites
Display Advertisements
7.r> cents per column inch por month.
Special ralo for half pago oi1 more.
Condensed Advertisements
1 cent 1 word, I issue ; minimum cliurgo 25 cents.
No accounts run for ''tis oli lib of advertising
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Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
e Club Cafe
Courtenay, B. C, Next Door to Opera House
White Cooking
Barrister,   Solicitof   and i|
Notary l'ublic.
and White Help Only,
Everything First Class
The right place for a good Square and
MM 4
1 Illii
Painter and
All Work Done under
Personal Supervision
Orders may be left at
John Jack' store,
Dunsmuir Avenue   Cumberland
,r^>BBl For absolute  protec-
SB tion write  a Policy in
Y& the    LONDON    AND
Liverpool, England.
TOTAL ASSETS, 826.78S.93
Local Agent
Have Your
Cleaning  Pressing and  repairing done at
Plain Sewinjj.
Fancy Dressmaking;
Fashionable Tailor
Ladies'and Gents' Tailor-
made Suits. Cleaning
and Pressing Done at
Reasonable Rates.
Phone 52
Candies,   Fruits, Tobaccos and
—Cigars at—
Candies of all descriptions—The
Very BEST.
Fruits of all kinds—Best quality
Tobaccos of all strengths.
Cigars   The best variety of the
choicest flavors.
At Bert Astoris
lis a
Dunsmuir Ave   : ::   Cumberland
We beg to inform yonr patrons
through your columns of the fact that the firm of
11 vuu Bros, k V'pvsa, of Nnnaiino, B.C. are this year
handling the various Overland models of automobiles
in three grades and powers as follows:
30 H.P. SI, 450
35 H.P, $1,850
40 It P.   §2,250     F.O.B. Victoria.
The above cars are made ill all the latest
models and are the buy of the season at anything like
the price, with beautiful lines and design.
We beg to inform the prospective purchasing
public in tbis line of the fact that wo will visit your
district in the near future, nnd that they will bo well
repaid by waiting a very short period to inspect tho
Overland and get a demonstration as well.
Agent) for the OVEERLAND
Motel Automobile.
P. O. Drawer O
Phone 97
Diatrict of Sayward
Take notice that Ben Itoberts, of New
Westminster, B.C , lumberman. Intend*
to apply for puriniabimi to putchaae the
following describe J landa:—
Commencing at a post planned 2(1
chains North of Timbjt License Nu.40780
thence west 20 chaina; thence north 20
chaina; thence west 20 chainB; thonce
mirth 20 chain.'; thence west 20 chains;
thence north 40 chain*-: thence eaat 26
chains more ur lead to the Bhore oi Drew
Paesage Calm Channel; thance following
shine in in a South-eaglet ly' direction t
plaoe of commencement, containing 200
Dated January 30th, 1912.
Eiic U Ui< beck, agent.
ward;—Take notice that John George
Uardy of Courtenay.  B,  C,  occupation
auctioneer, intends to apply for permis-
nion to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted at
the N bank of Cranberry lake and at the
SE corner of Timber Limit ;i()lil2 thence
W 40 ohains; thonco S 40 chains; thenco
E 20 chains: thence NE tO chains to point
ot commencement and containing J10
acres more or less.
JohnGkoror Hardy
Dated Jan. 14, 1912. Reginald Uarwithin
.saymard land DISTRICT, District of Srty-
ward.—Tako notice that Margaret Car-
within of Sandwick, B. C, occupation
widow, intends to apply for permia&iou
to purchase tho followingdescribed lands;
Commencing at w post planted on the
north bat k of Trout lake aud about uue
milo west frum the SW corner of Timber
limit 37470 thence N 40 chains, theuce
W 40 dhaius, thence S 40 chains to the
north bank of Trout lake; thence along
tho i.ortb hwik of Trout lake E 40 clmitiH
to point of commencement and containing
100 acres mure or less.
Maruarkt Carwithkn
Dated Jan. 11,11)12. Reginald Carwithen
District of Say ward
Take notice (lint George William Carwithen, uf
Sandwick, iu\, occupation carpenter* Intctuia to
apply fir permission to purcliaso tliu following
lesri iin-ii liuitla'j -Commencing at a poat platiiwl ai
thu S.W. comer of Timber Jiimit 43008. thonee west
80 chains; theme south ri chains; thence east wi
thonce south 'in ehalna; theneo eaat -in chains:
tln-iiif north SO cliuins to point of commencenient,
and containing iMQ acres move or less-
Utigiimltl Carwithen. ngeiit.
Dated January 18th, 1012.
Dlatrlct of Hay wanl
Take notiee that lli'iirv l.iidi-r Carwithen, nf
Sitiidwii-k, B.C., oeettpatton farmer, intends to npply fur permission tn purchase tha following des-
ibed Intnls;—Commencing ut n post plantojj al
tlm NAV. corner of Timber Limit 1068, tltoncenorth
B0 chains; thence cnat 00 chalnai tlieiiCe south 80
'liains; tliencH west mi chains to point of enminenUD
ment, and ctintainiiiK wi acres more or less.
IlKNItY 1,1'hKH ('AltWIl'IIK.N
lleginahl Carwithen, agent,
Datt'd January 13th, 1012.
DUlrlctnf Saywanl
Take notice thai Al.l'itKU J0JI.\ CAiiWiTHrfN of
snndwii-k, 11,0,, oecvpatlon fanner, Intends 10 npply for permission lo purchase tlm following ilea-
crtl>0(| lands:—Commencing nt u post, plunteil nl
hi' N. K corner of Tituliur Limit ri77i, t hence nor- ii
40 ehalni; tlience wedt 40 chalnai thence nortli 40
liai ns; tlience wwt jn chains; Ihence sonl h nn chains
tlieucu eust 'in ctialui) tlience south in chains;
thenct. east 40 chains to point of cohiuiencemont,
tuul containing SSQucrna more or less,
Alpubn John Caiiwithbm
it"i;iii.iiii Carwlthon, agent,
Dated January Bltli, 1912.
Dlatrlct of Say wand.
Tako notioe thai Mahol Hardy, of Com
&, occupation nmn led n'oiiian, luteiult
for oemilsslnn to purcliaso the .oIIi.mIhk
liitiils;—Coniiiieiii'liiit at a post plnnted nl
cmuier of Timber Ltmi! 80011, (hence
chains; thoifooast 10 etialtis) thonco north
tlience weat W ohains to point- of cotuino
mnl cotiUUnliig 820 acres e ..1 lew,
.MMII.I. llAllliV
Reginald Carwithen,
Dated January Uth. toil*
Sayw.td hitnl District.
District of Sayward
Take uotice lhat <im>r*e Robert Bates
of.Courteiiny, li C , occupation real eatate
agent, intend* toapj-.'y for parmiesaion to
purchase the following described lnnda:—
Gttmmeuoing at a post planted at the .S.
E. corner of Timber Limit 40775; tlience
north  80  chains; thence oast 40 chaina;
thence south 00 chains; thoncn  went 20
chains; thence south   20   chains: thonce
wost 20 chains, to point   of   commence-
ment, container 300 aores more or leaa.
George Robert. Bates
Reginald Carwithen, agent.
Dated Jan  18th; 1012.
Sayward Lurl Dlatiict
I'ititticL of Siywaul
Tako nolic   that Louisa SophU Bates,
of Sandwick, B.O, oocupalion,   married
woman; intends to apply  for permission
to purchase the followlngdescribed lands:
Oommeuoinqat a poat planted at the N.
E.   cornor  Timber Limit 4077"', thonce
north 80 chain-;  thenco oaat 20 chains;
thenco south 80 chains; (hence   west  20
chains to point of  commencement,  and
containing 100 acres more or less.
Louisa Sophia Bates
Reginald Carwithen, ageut.
Dated January Utlh, 1012.
Sayward Laud District.
Diatrict of Sayward.
Taku notioe that Reginald   Carwithen,
of Sandwiok,   B.C., occupation,   farmer,
intends to apply   for permission to purchase tho following  described   lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at the N.
K. corner of Timber Limit 40775, thence
north 80 chains; tlience west 80 chains;
thenco m-uili 80 chains;   theuce east  80
chnins to point of uommencsmeut,   aud
oontaiuiug 040 ucres mure or less.
Rkuinauj Cakwituen
Datod January 13th, 1912
Sayward Lind Distriot
District of Sayward
Take notice that. Christian Carwithen,
of Sandwick, H.C., occupation carpenter,
intends to apply for permission to purchase iho following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at the S.
\V. cornor of P.R. 2800, thenco north
20 chains; thence west 80 ohains; theuce
south 20 chains; Ihence east 80 chains to
point of commencement aud containing
100 acres mmo or less.
Reginald Carwithen, agont.
Dated January ISth, 1912.
to appl)
llo- N.r
south   si
B0 chain
sww.tiin 1..M1 DISTINCT
Dlslrlcl of Hayward
Tako notlco thai Horhort Ilu wroth Hales, of Ly
tlimn, Liif.-, 1 npat Ion gentleman, Intomlstn apply
for permission to purcliaso the following doscrlbo 1
lamls;— Commencing at a posl plontod bn tlic north
hank of Trout Uke* ml ut. thut) W corner of Tlm-
lier Lima87470, Lliotice north 20chains: lltoucowest
SO chains; tlu u smith In UwtMiik of uld Trout
Like 20 ,'huiiin; iliceco along brink nt said limit
take oasLso chains, to point of commencement,
and cotilatniog 100 acres more or lens.
IlKllliniil llOWAItTil IUTBS
oh led Jan. uih, 1012.   Reginald Carwithen agont
nl,evict of Saywanl
Tako notlco llml Louisa Marion Woodcock, of
London, Kng.. oceitpatlult single woman, Intends to
apply for peamhwloii uflmrchase tliu following de-
serlbetl laiiiU!—Cnmmoticlngal a post planted un
the north bank uf Tiout Lake, aud 1'
miles west, from lho S W coiner of Timber Limit II7470, ihence north 80chains
thonce west 80 chains; theuce south 80
chains; thonce east 80 chains to point nf
o'litimeticutnuut, and containing (140 acret
moro or less,   Louisa Makh.n Woodcock
Reginald Carwitlien, ageut
Dated January llth, 1912.
District of Sayward*
Take noi ico that Margarot Blnhm Carwithen of Sandwick, H. C, occupation
siogio woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase thu following described lauds:— Commencing at a posl
planted at the most southerly end' or
Cranberry lake,'thencE 80chains; Ihence
S 80 cbains; thonce \V 40 chains; thenee
along tho boundary of Lot 'Ml, Saywanl
District, iu a general north and west di
lection, to a point due south of thu point
uf commencement, theuce due north to
the point of commencement and cm taining 60O acres more or less.
Mahuakkt Bi.i'iim Cahwithen
Dated Jan. 14, 1912. Reginald Carwithen
SAYWARD 1.AM1 DISTHICT, District of Say
Aaid —Take notice thai liMiih WiUon
• if Lytham: Kng., ecoupattou mart id
woman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described lands
Commencing at a pi-sl planted abuut
one half milo K from south bank of
Trout lako and about one mile south
from the most northerly end of Trout
lake, theuce south 80 chaina theuce I')
-10 chains, thonce N 80 chains, thenee \V
40 ehaiiin to point of commencement
and continuing J20 acres more or lets.
Dated Jan. J I, 1912. Reginald Carwithen, Ageut.
|HAYWAflD UND DISTRICT, Dint liet of Say*
ward.- Take notiee that Kdith Lacey
Hates .f Lytham, Kng., occupation widow, In tends tu apply for permission to
purchase the following described lands'
Commencing at a posl planted on the
south baid. of Trout lakeagd about two
mill's frmn tho umat northerly oud of suid
lade, thence K 80 chains, thonoo N 40
chains, thence smith along bank of said
lako 80 ohains to point of oommeiioemeht
and containing 80 acres more or less,
Edith Laowy Bates
Dited Jan. 11,1012 llcgiuuhl Cainithet)
ward.—Tnko notice that Harriet Jano
Uainbrulgo of London, England, occupation single woman, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the lollowing described lauds- Commencing at a post
planted Oil ilio N bai k uf Trout lake and
about one nute from the mosl southerly
ei il of said lake thenco nl ing the bank of
siiil lake southerly 80 chains, toence N W
8U chains, thence V, III chains to point ot
commencement nnd containing 100 acres
more or less.
EI A Kit IBT 1 \m: IhiMMunoK
Dated Jan. 11,21,10113. Reginald Carwithen, Ageut,
II. J.
Decorator, Paperhanger
AU Work Promptly
... Attended to...
Residchie, Penrith Avenue
Rqirtsouliiur The Geo. A. Fletcher Co.,
Nanaimo, B.C.
Orders left at T.E.Bate'e Store promptly
at' elided to.
Notary Publio, Conveyancer. Eto.
Distriot agent The Mutual Life Assurance
Company of Canada.
Firo Insurance. Accounts colleoted
FOH SALE—House,Brooms, price $Uu0
1 Gil SALE —Houso,   7   rooms,   Piicc,
$1,000.0U. Terms cash.
New houso,   including   two   full-sized
lots, price $1200.
Houso iu'coiitre of city, prico $1260 cash
Apply, E. VV, BICKLE.
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this office not later than
10 #111. on Thursday.
Mrs. Simma will give lessons on th'-
piano at her house in .lurusalem, formerly
.wood by Mr. .lames Stewart, on antl
ifter Monday, March 4th—until then in
Oamp as usual.
Hut Oh, you Ment Pie!   At the Cumberland Cafe.    The best in town. Th"
place whero Home made bread is sold
E, T. WHELAN,   Proprietor
nov. 18
Third St & Penrith Avenue
AU kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
For The
The finest hotel in the cily.
New Material and
Better Equipment
Means that nil work cnn he
turned out mueh mnro satisfactorily to tin* puroliaser of
good printing, both us rugarda
punctuality and appearance.
We mean that tve are prepared
to do all kinds of joh printing
such as Billheads, l.cUer'.euds,
Statements, ISnvelopes, Ladies'
and Gentlemen's Visiting cards
etc., and all kinds of Blank and
Billed forms, etc , and have it
ready when promised, and guar
antee a good job in appearance
and finish,
13 Months' Suffering
"Dear Sir:
"I wish yuu to put my letter on record for the sake of suffering humanity. I have suffered 18 months with
Muscular Rheumatism in my hack. I
have spent at least $20.00 ou pills and
liniments during that time, but nothing
would case me of the pain,—in fact It
was a chronic pain. Kor those long 18
months it stayed right with me, some
times convulsive and cramp-like, causing me to groan and cry aloud. Every
moment was torture. I could not turn
in bed without yelling out. Now I will
always bless the day when I tlrst start
ed to rub In and to take internally
'Nerviline." After using four bottles,
my pains have left me. I shall always
tuke off my hat to 'Nerviline,' and can
honestly say it's the poor man's best
friend, because ll will always drive
awny from you thc Demon-Pain.
"Yours truthfully,
"Thomas Goss.
Use only Nerviline.   Sold in 25c and
60c bottles the world over.
Provido your horse with a large,
warm blanket for such times as he is
■landing still and exposed to thc cold.
Don't neglect the shoeing. It is vital
on a slippery pavement,
Don't ever use the whip simply because you have it. It Is a very poor
driver who maltcs a blow the starting
Give the horse an occasional full
day's rest. II will add to his value
and capacity for work.
Always be kind to your horse. It
If you are a good driver, your horse
will show it.
-"DODD'S /
Tba ArnoK IniWuto treats th* CAUSE,
not tbo HABIT, and permanently curei
tha most hopeless looking cases in four to
eight weeks. Write for proofs, references
■nd Information to ( 12 I
A mild, an lo, untl.scpLlc, disco*
tinnl, n"ulvi'iu liniment, and ft
jirnvm rmuttdy for this nnd si m>
liar IrouWiJft. Mr. It, 0. K^lh'pff,
Jli'L'lir't,M:i!!i„Iioforo using tlila
ri'iiic:ly, MiUurcil iiu imsuly irltb
ii:iiiitiil und Inflamed vciufti
tlnj woru jwollcn, knotted and
■ battl. Hu wriirs: "Attnr using
j unn  nnd ont'-lmlf   bullies   of
' Ai;soi:i:ii«i:,jK..ti:uveins
wero reduced, [nflarniiiiitliui und puin i;i>nr, und I
havo Ind uo riMiurnnw of tlm trouble during Hm
East e)x years." Also removes (iollro, 1'. Ir.litl
...■lllni.fl, Vi'ens. Cysts, C.iliou.st'% lJrui;es "Ulr.cK
Fii<-.->;UUundi-MXJu hM:lirhi. dni{ft.islsorili.livi-«*L
hook ft <J f«Mi. Wrlto fur li.
Ished by Martin. Bole & Wynne
a: tbo National Drug & Ohemtoal
mid  Calgary)  umi   HunrturBon
That Reminds Ne
Co., Wii
Co.,  Winnipeg
Bros. Co., Md.,
"I'lossisvilU*, Que.
"I suffered frmn Kidney Trouble for
sevoral yeara, and tried numerous remedies umi doctors' prescriptions
without permanent relief, my ease
being chronic. After seeing about Gin
I'llls, and as it Ih a well known faet
that Juniper without alcohol is excellent for lhe Kidneys, I decided to try
tiln Pills, One single pill wave me great
relief. I have now taken almost four
boxes Of Hln I'llls and Ond myself completely cured. No mon; bad humor—
Increase In weight Cloar eyes—fresh
color—more Btrength and vigor,   This
Ir what   Qln   I'ills have dom? for tne.
Qln I'llls will do tin' lame for you—
if you have any trouble with your
Kidney:' or Bladder or If you surfer
wiih Pain in the Back or Rheumatism.
Try them before you buy them. Write
National Drug & Chemical Co, of
Canada, Limited, Dept, it.1'., Toronto,
fnr free sample. Then get the regular
else boxes at your dealer's 50c, a box.
tl for $2.50. 91
Your Liver
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Tint's Vfhy You're Tired-Oat  et
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la • lew dtjri.
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The teacher asked the class to give
a compound sentence, and one girl
offered the following:
"The girl milked the cow and strained it."
The passengers in the Pullman were
commenting on the winding river.
"Porter," Inquired a lady, "is that the
Missouri River?"
"Yes, ma'am, yos, ma'am, a portion
of it," he replied.
* *   *
"I beg pardon," said the reporter,
"but are you Mr. Spuddle, the Potato
"Yes, but I don't like that term," replied Murphy Magnate, testily. "Oil
kings and cattle kings and the like are
so common.   Call me the potntentato."
* * •
Donald, aged Ave, and his three-
year-old sister Henrietta were allowed
very 111 tlo candy. One day the former,
on receiving a single chocolate bonbon,
devoured it greedily. Later Henrietta
was given one, and as she put It in
hor mouth Donald lisped, excitedly,
"Now remembor, Henrietta, If you
thwallow it you can't get it up again."
* *   *
Two little sisters had been quarrel
Ing just at bedtime. As the older one
said hor prayers sho ended with,
"Please, God, make littlo sister a good
girl." Tho younger one was indignant, and, kneeling down hurriedly,
said, "God, don't listen to her." Then
turning to her sister she said, "You
pray for yourself; I pray for me."
* *    *
Uncle Toby was aghast at finding a
strange darky with his arm around his
daughter Mandy's waist.
"Mandy, tell dat nlggah to take his
ahm 'way from round yo' waist," he
indignantly commanded.
"Tell hirn yo'self," said Mandy,
haughtily. "He's a puffect stranger to
* •   *
Little Bryda had been naughty and
was going to be punished. She asked
leave to go to her room for a few
minutes flrst, and this was granted.
Her father followed, curious to know
what she was going to do, and found
her kneeling beside her bed looking
earnestly up at the celling,
"Please, God," she said, "I've been
told you are good to little children.
Well, now's your chance,"
The punishment was not Inflicted.
* *    *
Tommy had partaken so freely of
every course of grandmother's Thanksgiving dinner that at the close of the
meal he more resembled a stuffed rfk-
conda than a little boy. Sometime lifter dinner his mother found him asleep
on the couch. She wakened him, and
for the flrst time in his short life
Tommy welcomed bedtime.
"Put I to bed," he requested, wearily,
"but don't bend I."
A farmer of the old school was inveighing against cream-separators,
"I tell you they ain't no good," he
"But," replied Ills more progressive
neighbor, "they do save cream. You
can make more butter. Anyone can
tell you that."
The farmer was not convinced.
"If I wanted to get more cream," he
said,  "I'd, rather get another cow."
* •    *
The   school-teacher   had    punished
Tommy so often for talking during
school and tho punishments being apparently without effect, that as a last
resort she decided to notify Tommy's
father of his son's fault.
So, following the deportment mark
on his next report were these words,
"Tommy talks a great deal."
In due time the report was returned
with his father's signature, and under
il was written, "You ought to hear his
Down ln Georgia a negro, who had
his lifo insured for sevoral hundred
dollars, died und left the money to his
widow. She immediately bought herself a very elaborate mourning outfit.
Showing her purchases to her friend,
she was vory particular ln going Into
prices and all Incidental particulars.
Her friend was very much Impressed,
nnd remarked:
"Them sho Is fine does, but, befo'
Heaven, what Is you goln' to do wid all
dls black underwear."
The bereaved one sighed:
"Chile, when I mourns I mourns."
• •    *
A party of Manila army women were
returning in an auto from a suburban
excursion when the driver unfortunately collided with another vehicle.
While a policeman was taking down
the names of those concerned, an
"Knglish-speaking" Filipino law-student politely asked one of the ladles
how the accident bad happened.
I am sure I don't know," sho replied; "I was asleep when it occurred."
Proud of his knowledge of the
Anglo-Saxon tongue, the youth replied:
"Ah, madam, then you will bo able to
prove a lullaby."
• •   •
A littlo Central American republic
was busily preparing for war, as a
neighboring republic was dally threatening un Invasion of her territory; and
all available peons were being picked
up and "recruited" In order that they
might learn to fight and die, if need
be, for their beloved country. A batch
of twenty had Just arrived on the scene
and their leader handed a note to the
general In command of the government
troops, which read as follows:
"Illustrious General:
"The bearer of this note wlll have
the honor to turn over to you twenty
volunteers.    Please return tbe ropes."
• •   •
The man who sometimes spoke his
thoughts aloud had been more concerned wllh tho things of the world
Headaches Over the Eyes
Mean Frontal Catarrh
You Can Curo Catarrh  in Any Stage
by Breathing the Healing Balsamic
Fumes of Catarrhozone, and
Here it Proof.
Mr. Urlo Berault, a young gentleman
who has iived for years in Sweetsburg,
Que., Inherited catarrh from his mo
ther. The disease spread through his
system till he was a physical wreck,
"As a child," said Mr. Berault, "I
was prone to an ulceration of the
mucous lining of the throat and nasal
"I grew pale and emaciated, lost a'.'
desire for food, and got Into such a
dreadful condition that my friends
suid that catarrh was fairly eating me
"Every organ of my body seemed
affected, and the doctor aaid it was the
first stage of consumption. He advised"' Catarrhozone and I inhaled it ten
minutes at a time every few hours,
and was rewarded in a few days by a
wonderful  improvement.
"Oatarrhozone pleased me and the
doctor so well that I used it continually, and took Ferrozone Tablets after
each meal to build up my strength.
In about three weeks I was quite recovered, and the doctor says no remedy
but Catarrhozone could work such a
"Everyone in town knows I was just
about dead with catarrh, and my cure
Is an evidence of what Catarrhozone
can do. It is a pleasure to recommend
Two monl lis' treatment, large size,
price $1, and guaranteed. Small size.
50c. all reliable dealers or the Catarrhozone Co., Buffalo, N.Y., and Kingston.
Ont. Beware of dangerous substitutes
and imitations for "Catarrhozone."
The Oil for the Athlete.—In rubbing
down, the athlete cnn And nothing finer
than Dr. Thomas' Eloctrlc Oil. It renders the muscles and sinews pliable,
takes thc soreness out of them nnd
strengthens them for strains that may
be put upon them. It stands preeminent for this purpose, and athletes
who for years have been using It can
testify to Its value as a lubricant.
than with things spiritual. One day
by chance his hand fell upon a book
containing the catechism of a certain
Protestant church, and he was soon
earnestly engaged ln reading the Ten
Commandments. For some time he
pondered over the "Thou shalts" and
"Thou shalt nots," which had been forgotten almost since childhood. Then,
laying down the book with a sigh, he
muttered, "Well, I've never killed anybody, anyway."
* *    *
A stranger In Boston was once interested to discover, when dining with
friends, that the dessert he would have
classed as cream layer-cake at home,
was known in Boston as Washington
pie. The next time he lunched at a
restaurant he ordered the same thing;
but the waiter put before him a rather
heavy-looking square of cake covered
with chocolate. A puzzled expression
came over his face as he said reprovingly : "I ordered Washington pie,
"That is Washington pie, sir."
"Well," expostulated the disappointed man, "I did not mean Booker T. I
want George."
* •    *
A large crowd was gathered waiting
for trolley-cars. A fat man wus the
recipient of several vicious jabs as on
elderly woman, red in the face, very
much flUBtered and fussy, kept digging
her elbows into tho convenient ribs
of those about her.
Finally   a   particularly   vicious   Jab
tused him to wince, and he moved to
one side as far as possible. Sho followed him and thumped him on the
back.   He turned, and sho said:
'Say, does it make any difference
which of these cars I take to go to
Swan Point Cemetery?"
"Not to me, madam," he answered
as'he slipped through un opening In
thc crowd.
* *    •
At an artists' club In London they tell,
the following, touching an eminent
portrait-painter of American birth:
During the days when this portraitist was just beginning to "find himself," one of his patrons was a social
leader, who, as her portrait progressed,
professed to be quite Satisfied with the
outlook. She hud but one criticism to
offer. "The mouth Is a trifle too large,"
said she. "Please make it small and
curved. Of course, I am quite aware
that in reality It is a straight, long
mouth; but in this portrait I should
like, If you see no objection, to have
it very tiny."
"Not the least objection, madam, so
far as I am concerned," said the painter, with no trace of sarcasm In his
tone. "I'll leave lt out altogether lf you
• •    •
There Is a big-hearted man editing a
paper In Iowa who ever tries to say
something eulogistic about every citizen of his town both during the subject's life and at his death. On one oc-
cnslon he was much perplexed to know
what to say In the case of n mnn, a
resident of the town for mnny years
and an excellent citizen. For the life
of him the editor could think of nothing that his friend had done to entitle him to distinction. The following
was the only fact that the writer could
produco from the recesses of his memory as n climax for the eulogy that
appeared In the paper:
"Mr. Jones was once prominently
mentioned for the nomination as alternate delegate for the annual conclave of the Order of the Sons of
* •    •
Bill Jones was a resident of Baltimore, who, notwithstanding an Impediment ln his speech, prospered In
his business as a broker. He moved to
New York City  and   prospered  even
more. A friend from Baltimore called
on him une day, and, after some familiar conversation,  remarked:
"I say. Bill, It seems to me that you
stutter worse here in New York than
you did In Baltimore."
"V-v-ery 1-1-llkely; it's a b-b-blgger
"But I say, Bill, you have made a
lot of money here and I want your advice. I have sold almost everything I
hud In Baltimore and I have the cash
in my pocket. I want you to tell me
how to invest my money to the best
advantage. I have even mortgaged my
house arid have the money here. What
would you advise me to buy for a good,
sale Investment?"
"B-b-buy the m-m-mortgage," replied Bill.
*    «    •
A,recent remark by the ten-year-old
son of a Cleveland engineer would Indicate that the youngBter had been
more or less conscious of the "shop
talk" wherein his father naturally Indulges from time to time at home.
A pug-dog belonging to neighbors
who were away for tho summer was
Intrusted to the care of this boy. The
pug was so old and fat that he experienced great difficulty in breathing,
a circumstance that caused him to
snore when he slept.
Now the flrst night the dog spent In
his new quarters he snored so frightfully that practically tho whole family
was kept awake all night long. The
engineer and his wife wore much perplexed for they had agreed that their
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Abakur (Celtic)—One of the horses
of Sunna.   The word means the "hot
one."   (Scandinavian mythology).
Abaster (Greek)—One of the horses
of Pluto. The word means "away from
the stars" or "deprived of the light
of day."
Abatos (Greek)—One of the horses
of Pluto. The word means "inaccessible," and refers to the Infernal realm.
Abraxas (Greek)—One of the horses
of Aurora. The letters of this word
In Greek make up 365, the number of
days ln the year.
Actaeon (Greek, "effulgence")—One
of the horses of the Sun.
Aethe—Agamemnon's mare, given to
him by his vassal, Echepalus of Slcy-
Aethon (Greek, "fiery red")—One of
the horses of the Sun.
Aeton—One of the horses of Pluto.
Greek, "BWlft as an eagle."
Agnes (or Black Agnes)—A palfrey
of Mary Queen of Scots.
Alborak—Also called Borak, the
mythical milk-white mare said to have
carried Mahomet from earth into the
seventh heaven. She had the "wings
of an eagle and a human face, with a
horse's cheeks. Every pace she took
was equal to the farthest range of human sight." In Arabic the word means
literally, "the lightning."
Alcldcs—The horse that devoured.
Diomed, Tyrant of Thrace (not Diomede, son of Tydeus), who taught him
to devour strangers that visited the
Alfana—The clever mare mentioned
in Aiisto's' "Orlando Furioso" as belonging to Gradasso, King of Serleana,
the bravest of the Pagan KnlghtJ. -
She played an important part in the
war against Charlemagne. The word
means "a mare."
Aligcro Clavileno—A winged horse
With a wooden pin in its forehead
which Don Quixote rode on the occasion oC.hls rescue of Dolorida and her
Aisvidur—One of the horses of Sunna, The word means "all scorching." V,|]i"~jj,"|*
(Scandinavian mythology).
Altobello—A Barb ridden by Henry
Amethea (Greek)—One of the horses
of the Sun. The word means "no loiterer."
Aquiline—Raymond's steed In.Tas-
so's "Jerusalem Delivered." Bred on
the banks of the Tagus and had a Roman nose. The word means "like an
Arlon—A mythical horse that saved
Adrastos at the siege of Thebes. Was
given to Adrastos by Hercules. Created by Neptune, who caused It to rise
from the earth, using his trident as a
magic wand. The name ls Greek for
"martial," I.e. "war horse." Its right
feet were those of a human creature,
it spoke with a human voice and ran
with  Incredible swiftness.
Arundel—"Swifter than the swiftest
swallow," belonged to Bevls of Southampton, In Drayton's "Polyoblon."
\rvakur—One of tho horses of Sunna, Tho word moans "splendid."
(Scandinavian mythology.)
Aslo—One of tiio horses of Sunna,
(Scandinavian mythology).
Babloca— The Cld's horse.
Bajardo—A bright bay, ridden by
Rlnaldo. Formerly belonged to Amadis
of Qaul. Discovered by Malaglgl, the
wizard, In a cave guarded by a dragon
which the wizard slew. Like the wandering Jew Bajardo was thought to
possess eternal life.
Ballos—A wonderful mythical horse
owned by Archllles, which Neptune
had first given to Peleus. Was sired
by the West Wind, Its dam the harpy
"Swift Foot" (Podarge).
Bayard—A mythical steed of the
four sons of Aymon that used so conveniently to grow larger when more
than one of the sons wanted to mount
it at the same time. The name le said
to signify the color of bright bay and
the legend still obtains that a hoof
mark of this mythical horse remains to
this day In the forest of Solgnes, while
another of Its hoof marks may be seen
on a rock near EHnant. Also the horse
of Fitz James, mentioned by Scott, in
"The Lady of thc Lake."
Bevls—The horse of Lord Murmlon.
The word ls Norse, and means "swift."
■(Sir W. Scott).
Black Bess—The famous mare ridden by the highwayman Dick Turpin,
which, tradition says, carried him from
London to York.
Black Saladln—The Earl of Warwick's coal black charger, sired by
Malech, famous ln the wars of the
Roses. Both man and horse were killed In the great conflict at Barnet.
Bonzomatte (2 syl.)—The horse of
Sir Launcelot Greaves. The word
means "a mettlesome sorrel."
Brelgadore (or Brlglladore)—Belonging to Sir Guyon, in "The Faerie
Briglladoro—"The horso of the golden bridle," ridden by Orlando or Ronald.
Bronte (2 syl.)—One of the horses of
the Sun.   The word means "thunder."
Bucephalos—The renowned- steed of
Alexander thc Great. One of the most
famous horses of history. From Aristotle down, most of the famous Greek
writers enthuse over him. He was tall,
well shaped and coal black, had good
shoulders, small ears and a white star
In the middle of his forehead, a mark
characteristic of certain Libyan breeds
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King Philip, for a fabulous sum, sometimes estimated as high as $17,500 ln
our money, the latter figure probably
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11 others had fulled, in the presence of
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A Trial Honeymoon
(By Thomas L. Masson)
"We should never be able to get
along on a honeymoon," said Gerty,
almost tearfully.
"Why not cut out the honeymoon?"
I suggested.
"As if I hadn't been setting my heart
on It for years—1 mean, of course,
ever since I was engaged!"
Gerty Is the most lovable creature
in the world, and 1 have always been
lenient to her whims, but at times she
has tried my patience. The Idea of
being in love with George—such a
sterling fellow as George—and then
calmly discussing thc nuestion of hjs
desirability on a honeymoon!
"Why shouldn't you get along with
Geerge on a honeymoon?" I asked
sharply. "I'm sure he yields to you ln
every..ung. He has spoiled you already. I should be ashamed, Gerty, to
say such a thing, lf 1 were you!
"I'm not! And I mean every word
of lt. You sec, Georgo ls awfully
peculiar abuut some things, and so am
I, When he travels, he wants everything his own way. 1 know just how
It will be. He wlll not even ask me
what road to take, but he will go off
and buy tho tickets, an dannounce
that everything Is ready. Now 1 want
to know exactly where we are going,
and Just how wo are going, beforehand—and if I don't know, it upsets me
completely. I don't like things settled
for me ln an offhand way, just as lf I
were a child."
"Well, if you can't get along with
George when you travel, how do you
expect to manage tt when you are
"That's quite different. At home
we shall understand each other perfectly. George ls justice Itself. I
am quite sure that he will never Interfere In my province. It Is only when
some one has to drive ahead that he
wants to hold tho reins,"
"It will be a good lesson to you," I
replied, rather warmly. "Besides," I
continued, "how do you know that
George is so bad as you make out?
You've never been on a honeymoon
with him, ha^ve you?"
"Of course not! But 1 have been on
short trips, and I assure you, Jo, it
was all I could do to stand lt."
"Well, then," I said sternly, "why do
you bring up such an impossible question, with no solution? You say you
want to gu on a honeymoun with
George, that you have counted upon
It, and ln the next breath that you
won't do It."
"Jo," she said, "havo you ever been
to Washington and Old Point?"
"Certainly not."
"Will you go—with us?"
"How?   When?"
"Right away, of course. On a trial
honeymoon as a chaperon. You see,
I wnnt to try It out beforehand. After we nre married, of course, it will
be too late. George will have me
then, and all the advantage; but if we
can go now, us sort of test, why, it
may have an effect upon our whole
future. You know, dear, I am so anxious to have our married life a success,
"Indeed!" I said wtth a satirical
smile. "You mean that you want to
get George placed!"
At this moment there was a cheery
whistle ln the hall, the door opened
and George came bustling in. His face
fell as he saw me, but I determined to
hold my ground. Besides, 1 had a record of never making a gooseberry out
of myself.
"Shall I toll him?" I said to Gerty.
"Listen attentively, my dear George,"
I said. ■ "Vou two are to go on a trial
honeymoon — Washington nnd Old
Point. I am to go along as chaperon.
The Idea is, briefly, that when you
travel, you are an autocrat; you do
everything, decide everything. Gerty
thinks this will make her unhappy—"
"Well, I can't help It," said George.
"I'm built that way."
"Can you start tomorrow morning?"
I continued, disregarding his Interruption. "Washington and Old Point
—and return?"
"I am your slave. What's business
compared with orders from you?"
"Don't be silly," said Gerty. "Well,
then, that's settled.     We go!"
"And Gerty does everything—that's
your ldea,.Gerty, isn't it?" I asked.
"That's exactly my idea," said Gerty.
"How about the expenses?" said
"I'll furnish you a bill when we get
back. It's understood—we are to go
on a trial honeymoon. I am to manage the whole affair and If you let
me do lt all, I am to marry you."
"And If not?" asked George.
Gerty frowned at him.
"We won't cross that bridge until
we come to It, sir." she Bald.
"All right!" said George.
The next morning, ho was on hand
at the station at the appointed time,
with handbag and stick, and with a
flower in his buttonhole—at which
Gerty gazed rather ruefully.
"Everybody who goes on a honeymoon wears flowers in his buttonhole,"
he whispered to me, while Gerty
bought the tickets. "By jove! I came
nenr wearing a frock coat, pearl-coUr-
ed trousers, and a silk hat!"
"If you had!" I exclaimed.
"Come on!" said Gerty, leading the
Wo pressed through the gate, and
into the train. *
"I call your attention, lady and
gentleman," whispered Gerty, "to the
fact that those seats are on the shudy
"Great system!" muttered George.
"I Insisted upon it; said I knew the
president of the road personally,
"Nonsense!" broke In George.
"Haven't I travelled? They did it
becnuse you were a womnn. A woman can get anything she wants in
these days. If she doesn't, what does
she do? Appeals to Congress—gets
up a delegation—"
"First call for the dining-car!" call-
mi the porter.
Gerty did not respond.
"Second  call  for  the  dining-car!".
called the same ebony   gentleman,   a
liltle later.
George und I were getting nervous.
He leaned over to Gerty.
"Excuse me for mentioning it," he
whispered, "but, my dear girl, everything will be eaten up. Hadn't we
belter stand up in the aisle? You
know they never reserve anything—It's
against tho rules of the company.   I—"
At this moment the parlor-car conductor leaned over and murmured
something in Gerty's ear. He was a
handsome young man; he knew beauty
when he saw it.
"Come on!" said Gerty, grabbing
mu by the hand. "Our table is
It was.
"It's easy enough," said Gerty, when
she had given the order. "You seo, I
havo a way of getting things done.
Whnt's a company's rule, anyway?"
"Nothing!" replied George. "Not
with your face and figure!"
When wo reached thc big station at
Washington, It seemed as If a mile of
people were ahead of us, all making
a bee-line for the cob-stand. Gerty
sang as she went along.
"Isn't It lovely?" she exclaimed.
"And such a lark! My! But when
you leave home, responsibility ceases."
"I hope," growled George, "the responsibility of getting a cab to take
us to the hotel is still weighing on you.
Don't you seo that we arrived at the
same moment with a) wholo medical
convention? Look at 'em! We may
as well take a car.     Better let me—"
By this time we had reached, amid
great confusion, the narrow circle of
the taxicabs, Gerty made a tallsmanlc
sign to the man in charge, George
said afterward that she hypnotized
him. The functionary made a secret signal fn return, In a moment
we were all sitting in a buzzing cab,
while Gerty looked nonchnlantly at the
receding Capitol.
That night we had seats in the fourth
row, centre, at the theatre. After it
was over, we had the best table In the
hotel supper-room—ln spite of the
combined moral influence of the whole
medical profession, which was apparently staying at the same hotel.
The next morning we visited — but
those are details. Two days later, as
we lounged on the hotel piazza at Old
I'olnt, Gerty said to me nonchalantly:
"Do you know, I believe, lf 1 had
asked for them, I could havo taken
away the entire contents of George
Washington's home at Mt.  Vernon!"
"When do we return?" I asked.
The fact was, lt had been rather
hard on me. After the novelty of the
first two or three hours had worn off,
1 found that tt was better to flock by
myself, and a long line of soliloquies
had not improved my temper. Gerty
and George were both nice about it;
they insisted on my being near them,
though they meant exactly tho opposite.
.   Gerty held up the steamer tickets.
"Tonight," she replied.
The next day, as we filed solemnly
into thc room where the compact had
■been originally made, wo all of us
seemed ■simultaneously to realize that
the crisis had come. I was about to
leave them to fight it out, but Gerty
sternly held mc hack.
"Now, Jo," she said, "you must be a
witness. Have 1 carried out my contract?"
"You have, dear," replied George.
"Not a hitch anywhere. Never had a
more perfect trip! And how about
me? Did I do my part of it? Did
1 prove that I am a good travelling-
companion? Did I let you do everything?"
"Practically everything—once or
twice  you got nervous—"
"But 1 didn't—"
"No, dear boy, you didn't, and I am
satisfied—more than satisfied!"
She went up to him, and I knew what
would have happened if 1 had not been
there, and felt correspondingly guilty.
But suddenly George drew up.    *
"You'll never do it again," he said
"What do you mean? Why, of course
I shall!    Hasn't It been established?"
"Not much! When you travel with
me again, you travel under my orders.
You don't suppose, do you, that I
would marry a girl and be tagging
around behind her all the rest of my
life? Not much! I've been taught to
obey orders, and 1 have obeyed this
time; but never again!"
Gerty looked serious. She clasped
and unclasped her hands. Then she
begnn to use the same tactics she had
used wtth the ollicials on the road.
"But, George, dear," she whispered,
"wasn't lt beautiful? Wasn't it perfectly lovely?"
George bowed.
"Delightful," he exclaimed, "as a
memory. Nice thing to look back on.
You couldn't duplicate a trip like that.
I don't propose to try. Next time you
travel wllh me, or else—"
Gerty'B eyes flashed. There was a
dead silence. I bent all my wlll upon
her, to get her to yield; and of course
I knew she must yield. Gerty always
had too much Inherent sense to be
"Or else—" Bhe repeated at last.
"Or else—"
George smiled.
"Or else I'll tell Jo," he said, catching her in his arms.
"Tell me what?" I cried, springing
My suspicions were now fully aroused.     Gerty caught my hand.
"We were married," she whispered,
'the night hefore we left."
"Then why In the world," I snapped,
us the whole miserable plot began to
dawn on me, "did you want me along?"
'You don't suppose, do you," replied
Gerty reproachfully, "that I would go
to Washington on a honeymoon with
George ulone, do you? Why, everybody would have known we had Just
been married!"
to stray; he gets the glad hand in the
populous town, or out where the farmers make hay; he'rf greeted 6lth pleasure on deserts of sand, and deep in
the aisles of the woods; wherever he
goes there's the welcoming hand—He's
The Man Who Delivers the Goods.
The failures of life sit around and
complain;' the gods haven't treated
them white; they've lost their umbrellas wherever there's rain; and they
haven't their lanterns at night; men
tire of the failures who fill with their
sighs the air of their own neighborhoods; there's the man who ls greeted
with love-lighted eyes—he's The Man
Who Delivers the Goods.
One fellow is lazy, and watches the
clock, and waits for tho whistle to
blow; one has a hammer, with which
he will knock, and one tells the story
of woe; and one, If requested to travel
a mile, will measure the perches and
roods; but one does his stunt with a
whistle or smile—he's The Man Who
Delivers the Goods.
One man Is afraid he'll labor too
hard—the world isn't yearning for
such; and one man ls ever alert, on his
guard, lest ho put In a minute too
much; and one has a grouch or a temper that's bad, and one Is a creature of
moods, so It's hey for the joyous and
rollicking lad—for The Ono Who Delivers the Goods!
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Ziem's funeral service, was composed
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work or not. If we work, they tell
us how much money we shall receive for our work. , They offer us
a sum that represents the lowest sum
upon which we will consent to exist,
and we take it because we know there
nre plenty of idle men willing to work
for a bare living. And when we buy
back from them the goods we have
made, thoy tell us how much we must
pay. We have nothing but wages
with which to buy, and our wages for
making a thing are never as much as
the price they charge for the thing.
Their profit must be added—that something for nothing.
We pay something for nothing as
long as we can, but periodically times
come when the system breaks down.
Such a time is called an Industrial depression. The whole game goes to
sn?HRh. Nobody can revive business,
because nobody wants business revived
except upun the old profit basis. If
we were willing to eliminate the profits
for a few capitalists, business could be
revived at once, because we have mil
lions of idle men eager to work and
plenty of machinery and land upon
which they might work. But nobody
is permitted to work with machinery
unless the men who own the machinery
think they can see a profit in hts work,
So we flounder around for a varying
number of years, during which mil
lions of men are out of work, and
eventually slowly get on our feet again.
The old somethlng-for-nothing game ls
then resumed and continued until it
breaks down again.
It Is with a feeling of some fear that
a man to-day writes a will without the
advice of a lawyer. Therefore quaint
and picturesque last testaments are be
coming more uncommon. Actual wills
are even more Interesting and absorb'
Ing than the wills of fiction.
Paul Revere cut off his grandson
Frank, "who now writes his name
Francis," with one dollar.
It is less than a year since Boston
was startled by a posthumous joke of
a Miss Cora Johnson, who left a wlll
disposing of some $100,000 while her
actual estate was less than $100.
Perhaps a more subtle bit of humor
was the provision in the will of a
Scotch dissenting minister who bequeathed a sum of money to his chapel
at St. Ives to provide "six Bibles every
year, for which six men and six wo
men are to throw dice on Whit Tues
day after the morning service, the
minister kneeling the while at the
south end of the communion table and
praying God to direct the luck to his
A curious custom, carrying out an
old bequest, is followed every Good
Friday in Hie churchyard of St. Bartholomew the Great, Smithfleld, Lon^
don, England. After divine service one
of the clergymen drops twenty-one sixpences on a tombstone to be picked
up by as many poor people, widows
having the preference. Tho will providing for this is lost and the distribution is now made out of the parish
funds. The bequest dates back several
hundreds of years.
Here ts a pretty bit of sentiment
from the wlll of James Gregory: "Having had my sympathies often aroused
by reason of the extra burden and care
entailed-on loving mothers, poor in the
things of earth, who have brought
twins into the world, as an expression
of that sympathy I leave in trust to
my beloved town $1,000 with the pro
vision that the Interest be divided Jan
uary first between all twins born in
Marblehead during the previous year.
In case no twins are born during a
given year the Interest shall be added
to the principal."
John Sherman, the author of the
jmti-trust law, directed that within
two years of his death his books and
papers were to be placed ln the hands
of some competent person who should
"preface and publish an Impartial biography of me with selections of my
speeches and writings," Ten thousand
dollars was set aside for that purpose
and the testator explains that this ls
done "not to secure a eulogy, for I
am conscious of many faults, but I
claim that In my duty to the public
I have been honest, faithful and true."
Lord Beacon, In 1626, bequeathed his
soul and body to God, while hts name
and memory he left to men's charitable
speeches and to foreign nations and
next ages.
Philip V., Earl of Pembroke and
Montgomery, begins his wlll:
Imprlmlr: As for the soul, I do confess I have often heard men speak of
the soul, but what may be these same
souls, or what their destination, God
knoweth; for myself I know not. Men
have likewise talked to me of another
world, which I have never visited, nor
do I even know an Inch of the ground
lhat leadeth thereto. When the king
was reigning, I did make my son wear
a surplice, bolng desirous that he
should become a bishop, nnd for myself I did follow the religion of my
master; then came the Scotch, who
made me a Presbyterian; hut since the
time of Cromwell 1 have become an independent. These are, methlnks, the
three principal religions of the kingdom; If any one of the three can save
a soul, to that I claim to belong: If,
therefore, my executors can find my
soul, I desire thoy wll return lt to
him who gave it to me.
Item: I give my body, for it is plain
I cannot keep it; as you see, the chlr-
urgeons nre tenrlng it in pieces. Bury
me, therefore; I have lands and churched enough for that. Above all, put
not my body beneath the church porch,
for jf am, after all, a man of birth, and
I w(>uld not that I should be Interred
there where Colonel Pride was born.
Item: I will have no monument, for
then 1 must needs have an epitaph and
verses over my carcase; during my life
I have had enough of these.       '
Item:' I give nothing to my Lord
Saye, and I do make him this legacy
willingly, because I know that he will
faithfully distribute it unto the poor.
Item: I bequeath to Thomas May,
whose nose I did break at a mascarade,
five shillings. My intention had been
to give him more; but all who shall
have seen his "History of the Pari la
ment" wlll consider that even this sum
is too large.
Item: I give to the Lieutenant-Gen
eral Cromwell one of my words, the
which he must want, seeing that he
hath never kept any of his own.
Mr. Daniel Martlnett, of Calcutta,
made bequests ln his will.
Fifthly—To Mr, George Grey, secretary to the presidency, I bequeath all
my sincerity.
Sixthly—To Mr. Simon Drose, writer
to the secretary's ofllce, all my modesty.
Seventhly—To Mr. Henry Higgenson,
also of the secretary's office, all the
thoughts I hope I shall dlo possessed
Eighthly—To Mr. Thomas Forbes, all
the worldly assurance which I had
when I hud taken a cheerful glass,
though in fact a doleful cup.
The Earl of Stafford, one of the ardent followers of James II., by his will
gave a permanent testimonial of his
unhappy marriage.
To the worst of women, Claude Char-
lott-de Grammont, unfortunately my
wife, guilty as she Is of all crimes, I
leave flve-and-forty brass half-pence,
which will buy a pullet for her supper,
A better gift than her father can make
her; for I have known when having
not the money, neither had he the
credit for such a purchase.
Perhaps tho simplest will of all is a
short will of seven or eight lines by
which Senator Roscoe Conkling left his
whole estate to his wife. The will of
the late Edward H. Harrlman ls hardly
any longer, and his millions were given
to his wife. So, too, Russel Sage's
will is a model of simplicity and brevity.
The offices of Sir George Lewis were
the typical offices of the old-fashioned
London solicitor. They were sober,
rather dark, the furniture was of dark
mahogany and black horse-hair, and
the whole atmosphere was one of sombre and quiet though Incessant activity,
And yet they had a suggestion of the
kind of office which figures ln the
books of Charles Dickens, and no dramatist or novelist could select a bet
ter scene for a story of such myster
Ies as London, like all cities, covers
under Its smooth surface. For the
offices were in Ely Place—a cul de sac
of Intense tranquillity, and yet within
a few feet of the roar and bustle of
the Holborn Viaduct, an oasis of all
ence in the midst of London's terrific
roar. One might steal into this som
bre office ln this hldden-away and an
tlque corner of London as furtively
and as unseen as Into those little lanes
which are the road to the back entrance to the pawn-office. And on the
stair you might come across Cardinal
Manning, the ascetic archbishop; the
American millionairess troubled with
an English husband; or some peer
whom the sins of his youth were finding out, Sir George Lewis led the
life of the Londoner whose name Is In
every mouth. He went to first-
nights at the theatre; he was at all
the private views of the picture galleries; he was invited to all great functions. But In his tastes he was simple.
He exercised stern self-control In all
his habits, drank only a couple of
glasses of claret and a glass of port,
smdked good cigars, and In society,
aa In his office, was the same quiet,
Imperturbable mnn. He had a beautiful houso in the splendid spaciousness
of Portland Place—one of London's
finest streets—but he was happiest
when In his hnme by the Thames: he
luxuriated in the silence of green grass,
of the slow and narrow stream, and
of the ni.cfont trees of the English
country scene.
When Budd Doble suld his last great
trotter, Kinney Lou, 2:0711, at Madison
Square Garden a short time ago, it was
generally believed that hts long connection with the trotting horse had
come to an end. It will be a surprise
to many horsemen to learn that the
famous driver of Dexter. 2:171, Goldsmith Maid, 2:14, and Nancy Hnnks,
2:04, has returned to California to take
up the management   of an   extensive
breeding stud, of which he is the vice-
president and general manager. This
new nursery of trotters is in the Hemet
Valley, in Riverside County, a short
distance from Los Angeles, and the
wealthy men Interested are planning to
make it the largest breeding stud in
California, where futurity prospects
will be raised for the Eastern mar-
ket. Wilbur Lou, a son of Kinney
Lou, that holds the world's record for
yearling colts, 2:19ft, is at the head of
the stud, and among the brood mares
are many noted performers and producers. Though he won his first race
more than fifty years ago, Mr. Doble
is still active as a trainer. At the Arizona State Fair, In Phoenix, last Beason, he drove the yearling colt Harry
R., by Armon Lou, pon of Kinney Lou,
to a record of 2:241, stepping him an
eighth of a mile in :15—a two-minute
Omar Khayyam's tomb at Nishapur
is in one wing of the mosque erected
in memory of lhe Moslem saint, Imam-
zadah Muhammed Mahruk. Although
the poet's prophecy concerning hla
tomb—that it would be in a place
where the north wind would scatter
roses over it—is not literally true, tho
garden of the mosque Is so rich ln
roses as almost "to make one In love
with death." There Is no inscription
upon the tomb, a simple case made
of brick and cement, to tell the srory,
or even the name, of Its occupant,
although it is well known to be Omar's
grave. "Vandal scribblers," Professor
Jackson, who lately visited the spot,
says, "have desecrated lt with random
scrawls, and have also scratched »heir
numes upon the brown mortar of the
adjoining walls, disclosing the white
foment underneath. A stick of wood,
a stone, and some fragments of shard*
profaned the top of the sarcophagus
when we saw it. There was nothing
pise. It is to be regretted that some
of Omar's admirers In the Occident do
not provide a suitable Inscription on
the spot, to show tho renown he enjoys
In the West."
Pure air, the free air of the open
country, consists of 21 parts of oxygen,
78 parts of nitrogen, and one part of
argon, helium, xenon, and a trace of
carbonic acid. Air is not a chemical
combination, but a perfect mixture.
Samples of air from all parts of the
world show essentially this same proportion of ingredients. Ammonia, nl*
trous acid, dust, salts, pollen from flowers, etc., are often met with, but they
do not affect the proportions of these
gases in free air. These proportions
are the only healthful ones. Let the
air be confined, and the proportions
change speedily.
The oxygen in the air and the carbon in the tissues unite, thus burning
up physical waste and keeping the
body warm. The skin also gives oft
carbonic, from H to 2| pounds of water being evaporated daily from the
surface of the body. The warmer tt
becomes the more abundant are the
secretions of the skin, so that the higher the temperature the greater wlll be
the vitiation of confined air In an occupied room. On the carbonic acid
gas thus generated plants live. But
Indoors there are no plants to take up
this gas, and so thc air becomes laden
with it. Thus the composition of the
air ts altered and lt becomes harmful.
Furthermore, the water expired by
the lungs contains, among other solids,
ammonia salts, which render the condensed water n kind of bouillon In
which micro-organisms can bo developed. If a person stays in a confined
atmosphere long enough to produce
condensation, a stream of small drops
charged with Impurities will be deposited on the walls, furniture, and
floor, and become real culture bouillon
for micro-organisms, thus making possible through germ growth further contamination of the nlr. To these tiny
drops ls due the disagreeable odor that
is noticeable in public assembly rooms
where a number of poople have been
gathered together.
Unless wo rid our houses, our assembly rooms, and our cars of these
poisons, wc must take them back into
our lungs.
It Is a curious thing In connection
with the renewed Interest regarding
South America potato cultivation that
along the east coast of South America
the tuber ts considered a European
vegetable, and Is cultivated only bjr
those gaining their experience from the
Old World.
128 THE ISTANDKR, CtffttBKRtAlfl), 6/
X    X
The 'STAR' Cafe
J'urnishinJ  Establishment
Ml PET) TION    FOR     NltW      UNIVBTR81TY
Grey, near Vancouver,   British
The Government of British O-lmiibm
invite Competitive Plans for the genernl
scheme Aud desitfi] for.the propped uew
University, tn^yiher with uioie d^tailiid
Plana for thu building tn lm erected firs'
nt aneitiiuatvtl cost uf $1 500,000.
Pi bubo. 810,000 will   u nivou hn ii
n|<t»l   hUCCVHSlllI Dfttigl h Bliblllll   ed.
Ti.t n-ul-r-of thsooiupctitioii *nrl plu
of si u may be obtained on ruju. at Ir in
the undersigned
Tlm  deetuliR to be cent   in   by   Jul)
.'Us*. 1012, mMivbmh) to
Ptirliamei't  Muildli a ,
Victoria, British Odlutubi .
RieHAKUS A jaeK. Proprietors.
When you want a gocd choice meal cooked to
the K r.g's taste give ua a call     ....
The Big Store
MM 22ND Hi 23RD
Splendid   Showing    of   the
Latest   in   Fashionable
Millinery for Spring.
Everyone is Cordially Invited to Visit our Show
Rooms  and   See
our Display.
Sill LlH k ft 1
Synopsis ot Conl Minlrg ..'emulations
OOAL mining n'ylitd of tlm Domini"!
hi Manitoba, Sthkaiohowah »nu Alberts,
the Yukon Ttrrltory th"N ribweatTerri
t >iient.ndiua portluii «f ihu Province of
Br lisli Columbia, mny ht leased for a te m
of i wot.iy-oiie vearti n< »il minimi rental nf
81 an acre. N'.'t in *tp ih»|i 2 500 aorta
.•i1' ht-leant d fn i ne iipplieaut.
Application fori* leane niius< bo made by
thu applicant in perai nip the Agent orsub
■ H nt of the district in which the rights
*ii|.('ed for aro nituu'ed.
In surveyed territory rhe lund must be
d'-enhed bi section*, ur legal MtbduiftlotlB
• >f Ki'otionH, and in unnhvvyed 'erritory
>hu tract applied for shall be staked out by
'hcappiiciUt himself.
JSiifh application tnust bo nce'-nipanicd
by h fee of §5 which will be refunded if the
iuhis Hpplied foraru notavailable, bul not
■ it lu i wise. A royally shnll he pit id uu the
merchantable output of thu mine at the
rate rif five centB per tin.
T o peraon operating the mine Mull
furnish the Agent wiih sworn returmiae-
turning for the full quantity nf mereh
aipablecoal mined and- p»y the royalty
then on. If the v< ul uuniag rights.are
not being operated, Buch returns ahall be
t'urnithed ntleastoneea year.
The leant, will include the ooal minine
ighU only, but thel Bseeinsy bn permit*
t-d i<> purchase whatever available Bur
fuce rights may be considered necessary
f r the wi rkingof the minoai the rate nf
$10 00 nil hci a.
For full information appHcati'-n f-Ii uld
hemadetti the Secretary of-the Depart-
miitof the Intel ior, O tuwn,  or to   nny
VgetitorSuh Agtnt nf D million Latnia
W   W. C0RY,
Df Duty Minister (>t <he ti tei ior.
X B- Udiii \l ir/.idiuibliOHli  n   f-1
tdverlinenient tvillnot bi paid fur
Te\DKBS   iidilitssecl to   Uio under-
signed nl I) tuwn, mid euilumtwl un the
,.,,v,.l |.B   'Ti ntli'   f r   Hilllaiiil   W.nml
Liglitli'oiiNU," X mier fui Point Ai-
kinson, B.C., Lghtlinuao" will be re
oeivi«l up to n»"ii  f 'lm
fur tin- coiisti'Uetion uf a wooden liglit-
lionao and ihvilling 0"luliinod on a Con
groin Pin and Prok'otioii Work on
Uuilaml 1-Iu'i I, I'liar mn S.und, B.O.
and als toi i he uutisti'uutiuti of a rein
t'oiood I'otHTfU- towi'r, donbledwolling
and n fog alarm building al Font Al-
kin-on, in llie Pravinoc of British Col-
Tendurci's mny qnnle for ono or both
johs, but ll ny O'lSo a si'pnrati' price
iiiu^t be ndiciitiid foi eaoh one of tin-
two jobs. Tin- Department reserves
the right tn accept an oH'e-forone or
both st atinns,
Eaoh tendi'r must lie acoompanied
byan accepted cheque on a ohartered
Canadian hank equal to 5 p.c. of the
whole amount of the offer, which cheque
will he foifeited if the successful tenderer declines to enter into the contract
prepared by the Depart ment, or fails
to complete ihe work In accordance
wilh the plans and specifications.
Plans and specifica'ions can he seen
and forms of tender procured at this
Department, Ottawa at the Agency
of the Department Victoria, B.C., and
at tbe Post Olfiees. Vancouver and
Prince Rupert. 11 0.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Newspapers copying this advertisement wil bout, aut.ioritv from the  Department will not be paid for same.
Deputy Minister of Marine and
Department of Marine nnd Fisheries',
Ottawaw, Cannda, 1st March, 1912.
Gre t SALE
For TEN DAYS, commencing
TO-DAY Pay-Day
MEN'S CLOTHING, HAT3 and BOOTS Slaughtered
Ladies' Slippers ranging from 2.00 to 4.50.      T K*.
Going for I OC.
Men's 3.00 Hats, going for 1.50
Dunsmuir Avenue Cumberland
N"lic„ is l;ereby "iven that 1 will lint
he re-)) insihlc for any debts contracted hy
niy wife as she hss left my bed and board.
Chaklks K. Kiiii'K.
D. odF.ibruiry istli, 1012.
FOUND-Ou beach, ww-bnatj keel lfi
f.ei; hoaiu 5 feet: built by Turner, VanJ
c n.ver.    Apply
I .1. BANNEIt.VIAN, C iu x. It C
Pure bred Rhode Island Reds, ijl f'Opr
dozi n. 3, Pure bred Single Comb,
A hiti.L'ghorns. #1.00 dozen. All eggs
guaranteed fri'tile, Applv J Lauteijce
Comox, B.C.
Agents for candidates nominated in
the Ciine* Electoral District for tie
election of one member to represent
the electors of the said disirict. in the
provincial legislature, to beheld on llie
28th day of March, 1912, are as fallows! For Waller Wallis Lefeonx,
Wm. Maxwell, Cumberland; for Midi
nol Manson, James Cnrthew, Comox,
Tin    13. Bath,
Returning' Oflicer.
FOR SALE—3J miles from Cumberland, 20 acres of extra good land,
good for either fruit or vegetables.
Will sell either whole or divide in 10
acre blocks, 16 acres cleared, Apply
N. HARVEY, Happy Valley
While Leghorns. Wilson-Cooper strain
direct. Breeders selecte I for vigour
nnd large egg production. §2.00 per
15 eggs; $6.00 per 50 eggs; #10.00
per 100 eggs. Order early to avoid
disappointment. F.H. THO.MASON
Courtenav. B.C.
B.C. Garage
For Auto and
Gas Engine Supplies
Sign Work A Specialty.      Estimates Given.
Agent for Stained Paper, a good imitation of
Stained    Glass.   All orders   receive   Prompt
Attention.     Samples of Paper on hand.
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve 87,000,000
OF eflNAOfl
Drafts Issued In any currency, payable all over the world
highest current rates allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   -   -     OPEN DA»."
D. M. Morrison, Manager
Wm. H.Hoff,  Manager.
These Pianos give satisfaction in tone and touch and are built ifl
last a lifetime.
We carry the Victor Gramophone & Victrola*.
and Victor Records.    Cull and hear the latest novelty,
The Victor Puzzle Record Price $r.u>
Church St., NANAIMO, B. 0. Opposite Bank ot
R U S S G 1.1.
District Agent jTor the
Rusr.el, E M.F. 3<t> Flanders 20
and McLaug-hlin-B^ick automobiles
Fairbanks-Morse   Stationary} and   Marine    Engines,
Oliver Typewriters, MooreU Lights, and Cleveland,
Brantford, Massey-Harri. and Perfect bicycles
Phone 18
We are taking
stock at the end f
the present montfe
and are therefore
anuciiB oim stock.
50 Barrels of Best Bread Flour- Hungnrinn-every
sack guaranteed to give satisfaction or money baok.
Bought before the advance in flour.     .«7.00 per bbl,
while it lasts.
75 boxes Choiaest Winter Apples at    -  -     $2.00 per box


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