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Array ANNUAL SUMMER
CLEARANCE   SATE
NOW ON AT
OAMPBELL  BROS,
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THE ISLANDER
SEE INSIDE  PACE
FOR BARGAIN PRICES
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CAMPBELL   BROS.
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No.
THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, ,.VLY 16, 1910.
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COURTENAY COLTS
CONTINUE CLIMB
Won from Union Bay
by a score of four
to tbree.
Courtenay continued its climb pen-
nantward on Snuilay last, when that
team won from the Bay titaiii by a
scute of 4 to il.
• 'iiurti'iiay broliti into the run column in the second innings, when
Pimm led oil' with a single to left,
but was out when be tried to stretch
it into a two bugger. Thomas was
safe on a bunt which wont safe, stole
second, went lo thick on Curtis' scratch
hit, and scored on an overthrow to
lirst Ui catch a runner oil' the bag.
Falun- was snfe on a first base error ;
CliH'e fanned ami HicNeil went oul
third to tirst.
Union forged to the front in round
four. Prederii ka went out on a swell
catch by Faber ; Clarke drew a pass
and stole second ; Cumin hit to centre
and Clark scored; Curran wenl to second on the throw in ; ('tie went out
on a grounder to the pitcher; Hum
put a safe to left and another run
came in ; Wakefield struck out.
Courtenay took tho lead again in
the fifth, when two tuns were scored ;
Clfie went out third to lirst; McNeil
hit Us loft for a double; Anderton
funned, but McNeil stole third and
scored on Cue's error, when he failed
to handle McGoltlrick's grounder;
Donnelly got on the bags on an error
by Chirk, but Dixon struck out.
Another was tallied in the sixth for
Courtenay ; Thomas was snfe on a hit
to Ilrst; Curtis fanned ; Fabor reached
first on a short stop error, and Thomas
came home; CTitlie was safe on N.
Union error, but McNeil hit into a
double play—third lo second—anil
the aide wns out.
Things went along ipiietly until the
ninth whon Union got one, and almost
tieil the score ; Clark went out to lhe
pitcher; Curran got a two base hit to
left field, stole third and came home
on a poor throw to third to catch him
olF the bag;'Cue hit a safe one to
third but was forced at second by
Eyan, and Wakefield ended the mat
ter by going out to the pitcher.
Union Hay.
LOCALS LICK
LADYSMITH LADS
Pilsener   ball   tossers
score easy win from
the visitors.
The local ball team took the Lady
smith hunch into camp on Tuesday,
when they scored 13 runs to the visitors 2 in a game that was characterized
by hard hitting on the part of the
home team, and numerous errors ou
the part of the visitors.
The Ladysmith boys bunched 5
errors in the very first round, and
Pilsener scored 8 runs. McNeil hit
the first ball safe to centre and went
right round the bags without stopping, on three wild throws. Hnliert-
son wus safe on an error at first, got
to third on two passed balls and
scored on Coe's two bagger, after
Pcarme struck out; Thomas was safe
on an error at second, but was forced
out by Piper; Gibson wont down by
the short slop route. Another tally
came in the third on two hard hits in
auccession\by Thomas and Piper. In
the fourth 11 Pilsener came to bat,
four scored and three were left on
b'ises, but aa the exhibition could
not be ternird baseball, the details
need not lie rehearsed here, Coe got
one in thc sixth when he hit safe to
short, and scored on Gibson's clout
to centre field. Pilsener took 4 more
for good measure in the seventh. McKay hit safe to right, worketl his passage to third and scored on a passed
ball; Robertson paraded ; Pearme was
safe on an error at second, and Coe's
drive to centre brought home the runs.
L. Kviinson got one for the visitors
in the fourth, through the kindness of
Coe, who threw Moore's grounder
away, although ho could have made
the third out by stepping three feet
on to the bag. The same player got
tbe second run for Ladysmith in tbe
sixth when he walked, moved along
on McMillan's sale one lo left, nnd
scored on McKay's wild heave.
The feature of the game was tlte
swell pitching of Thomas, for Pilsener,
who held the visitors to 4 scattered
hits, nnd struck out 11 of their batters.
Ladysmith.
IS
GREAT SUCCESS
Orange Celebration the
best that has ever been
held locally.
Subscription price fl.80 per year.
I* Claire, l.f.
N. Balo, 3b.
Fredericks, c
Clark, s.s., 2b.
Curran, c.f.
Coe, 2b., s,s.
Ryan, r.f.
Wakefield, lb
E. 'Balo, p.
R
0
0
0
1
2
0
o
o
o
82   8
COURTKHAY.
All
3
4
4
2
4
4
4
4
0   0   8
6 24 18
McNeil, c.
Anderton, lh.
McGoldrick 8b.
Donnelly, 2b.
Dixon, ss.
Thomas, p.
Curtis, l.f.
Palsir, c f.
Cliffe, r.f.
All
4
4
3
4
4
4
4
Ha'gh, s.s.
ll. Evanson, 2b.
McKay, c.
Hicks, lb.
L. Evanson, 8b.
J. Adams, l.f.
Mould, cf.
Moore, r.f.
G. Evanson, p.
AB
4
3
4
4
8
4
4
4
4
H    PO
1   3
1 4
2 5
0 12
0   2
34   2   4 24 12 10
PlLSINIR.
82   4   7 27 10   2
12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Union Bay 0 00 2 0000 1-3
Courtenay 0 I 0 0 2 I 0 0 *— 4
Shirts at 60c at McLimds.
Mine Inspector Newton went down to
Nanaimo ou Saturday.
Ladies Sunshades cheap on Saturday at
McLeuds.
The Big Store is showing' this week,
the largest, and best selected range of
Hugs, Linoleums and Floor Oil Cloths
ever shown in Cumberland. They invite
inspection.
Mens Underwear at 60c a garment at
McLeods.
A. McNeil, c.
Robertson, c.f.
Pearme, 8b,
Coe, lb.
Thomas, p.
Piper, s.s.
Gibson, r.f.
Stant, 2b.
McKay, l.f.
AD
5
4
4
5
5
4
4
5
5
po
11
1
Ladysmith
Pilsener
41 13 12 24
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0 0 0 10 10 0 0—2
3 0 14 0 14 0 »—13
The two hundred and twentieth
anniversary of the battle of the Bnyne
was celebrated in a most snccessfiill
manner by the Local Orangemen, ou
Tuesday laat, and great credit is due
the committee for the success which
crowned their efforts.
A meeting nf the lislge was held tit
10 a.m., afler which the parade was
formed, being headed by Mat Piercy.
representing King William, on a milk
white charger.
The members of tbe Orange Lodge
of Cumberland and Courtenay, together with the lllnck Preceptory nnd
members of the Young Britons, formed
the procession, which wns headed by
the city band, ami marched to tbe old
Recreation grounds.
Speeches were delivered by iho Hev.
Mes»r» Freeman, Lnflere and McGilli-
varv at tbe grounds.
These genllmen emphasise) the fact
that the Orange Association was not
antagonistic to any religious liodv.biit
stood for religions tolerance, and the
continuance of tht entire separation of
church and state. '
In the afternoon nn interest programme of sports was disposed of as
follows:-- Hoys Race under 8— A1
Roy, 1;Hamilton Bales,2; M. Pieaoy,3.
Hoys under 12: George llundeii.l:
Robert Hobison, 2. Hoys under 1G ;
I. Mc Mm trie, 1;R. Mnieado,2. Girls
under ; 7 Edith Picatu.l; May Bono, 2.
Girls under 12; Maggie lltino,l; Jane
Miller,2. Girls under ; Ki Miss Walker
1 ; Miss Piieoni, 2. 100 yds. dnsh D.
Evanson ,1; F . Hicks ,2. Married
Ladies Hate ; Mrs. Locknar, 1; Mrs
Roliertson, 2. Needle Threading contest ; Mis.'Robertson, 1 : Miss Bickle.
2 . 440 yds. ;,! , Bnlinerman ,1 l J.
Grant ,2 . Old Mans Race ;T. Hamilton ,1; J. Stant ,2 . Bicycle Hn.» ;
W . Coe, 1 ; H • Grieve1, 2 . Bovs
Sack Race ; W . Thomson . 1 ; it.
Mellado , 2. Orangemen 100 yds. ;
J. Grant ,1 J. Br.unermaii ,2 . Singh'
Ladies Race ; Miss Walker , 1 ; Misa
I hidden , 2 One Mile Race ; J .
Bitnnernian , 1 ; ,1 . Grant , 2 .
Marathon Race ; J . Baiinerman , 1;
J . Grant, 2.
The prize given by Mr. Stodtlard for
the winner of the most events was captured by J . llaiinei loan, J , Grant
being second .
In lhe evening the firemens wet teat
was won by Parnhanis'team in 81J
seconds, captain Hudsons team doing
the work in 34 seconds fist.
Pilseners defeated Ladysmith, nt
baseball, by a 13—2 score; while the
local school boys successfully defended the Dr Gillespie cup from
the Sandwick clmllengeis by a senri of
4 to 0,
One of the moat interetitig races of
the day was the 100 yards dash which
went to D. Uvanson, of Ladysmith who
won by a yard in 10A second. For second
place four men ran a deatl heal, but
_'\ ill the second run F. Hicks also of Lady-
sinitii took the place.
The Race of llie tlay was undoubtedly
the Marathon nice for which there
were seven entries. J.Bannerinnn beating out R.Grant on ths sprint at the
finish by a yard.
Denman Island.
A reception wss given in llle hall nn
Wednesday evening hy Mr and Mrs Was
hington Scott. There was a good attendance, and all spent a very enjoyable evening.
Haying is well under way here and if
the present Hue weather continues for a-
nother few days in st uf the hay crops
will be safely housed.
Fruit ofsll kiids will be plentiful on
Ihe Island ihis year.
THE! BVSKBALL SCHEDULE.
(Uemainino Games)
July 17—Courlensy at Cumberland.
July 24-Cumberland at Union.
July 81—Courtenay at Union.
Aug.  7—Cumberland at Courtenay.
Aug. 14—Union at Courtenay.
Aug. 21—Cumberland at Union.
Aug. 28—Courtenay at Union.
Sept.  4—Cumberland at Union.
Sept. 11—Union at Courtenay.
Sept. 18—Cumberland at Courtenay.
Mens Underwear at 60c a garment at
McLoods.
SCHOOL MATTERS
Member    for    distriot Eaple lodge   to be in
OF THE F. 0. E.
will apply for Government aid.
Tha school meeting hold on Frid•■>■
night wns wt-ll attended, ,in,j Mi
MaitMHi, M IM'., was ulso present ui
tliu request of the Sohool Board.
On behalf of tlio trustee*, Heorefurv
Cary addressed the meeting, He
stated thai since die change in sehool
rating hnd beooiilH known through tin*
| in [it-1', the citizen* had dmiaihlfll 11
public in eel ing, ami the trustees wer-'
Koiiij; to pftve nil tilt; information possible, and lesve it to thfl meeting tu
ilflcide what action slimihl ho taken.
Under thfl nld rating the Govern*
ment grant amounted to lJ5Gfl for ench
teacher, under the new raiing this was
reduced to $520, or a total difference
to the city, in tho cost <>f educating
the children, of $.)60 per annum.
The total enrolment of pupils wan
827, of wldoh 208 were from the city
and 124 from theoutsidi*. The actual
nverage daily   attendance was   i!f>2j.
stituted here during
coming week.
As will ho noticed it) our advertising
columns a meeting has heen called for
tomorrow evening, iu thu City Mall.
tif those intending to join the local
Aerie of Ragles.
Although a comparatively young
organisation, the Fraternal Order of
Katies lias come rnpid ly to the fore,
ami is now ouo of the'lai'gest nml
most influential lodges in America
The lodge here will have a substnn
tin) foundation upon wnieh to grow,
ns oven eighty seelcers after the mysteries iif Eaglehood hnve already han
ded in their names to organize here.
Tf is intended to hnve all the catidi
dnte* undergo the necessary mod ion I
examinntion on Monday, Tuesday and
Wcdnesdny. and it is exacted that
Deputy Grand \Vorihy President for
Western Canada, K. Lynch, of New
Westminster, on either next Tbiiradny
Haturday will initiate the  onudi-
Union Bay.
The net stated that when the average I dates into the mysteries of the lodge.
went over "2.~iQ the city must l>e rated I
an 2nd olass.     lle thought that the "♦ '
city should  still he rated as 3rd class
as so large a proportion of the pupils
dime from the outside, and no revenue
was derived   from   this district.' The
art dealt hardly with the city as the
taxable area wns so  small — about
20 ncres, and mueh of this (1900 feel)
wns exempt from taxntion, To exclude
outside children would greatly  affect
the efficiency of the school, and  the
trustees were loath to take such a course.
Mr. Manson promised to tnke up the
matter with the Government, and in
view of the peculiar circumstances of
the case was hopeful of hnving the town
.continued ns a Brd class city.
The matter was left in the hands nf
Mr. Manson to do the hest he could
for the city.
With votes of thanks to the cIiht-
man, Mr. A brains, nnd to Mr. Manson,
the meeting adjourned.
Claman Players presented "Are You
Crazy" to ■ well filled house at the Nelson
Theatre, last evening. The pity is funny
and wm greatly enj yed by the audience,
who roared with laughter during the three
acta. The musical program given by a
well trained orchestra of six men, under
Prof. Wm. Buxton, added greatly to the
entertainment. A return engagement
will be looked forward to, and a full house
will be promised this clever empauy.
(Nelson Daily News, Nelson, B.C. June,
13th. 1910,) This company appear at Cumh
erlaud July 20 21. Courtnay 22. Union
Bay, 23.
Don't miss seeing the bargains at
McLeods.
A most unfortunate accident oecured
in No. 4 mine on Ssturdny last, at '■) lf>
p m., when Alec. Rowan, die famouse
longdistance runner, fnrmelv nf Nnn-dmo,
but Utterly of this city, Inst his right font
beneath the cars.
K'wan, who was rope riding in the
mine, tried tobnard the cars, eaiiuht hold
nf a brake that whs i.ot prnperly caught,
with the result that he was thrown tn
the tut k.
Tiie wheels passtd over 0' e foot, nwn*
puling it terribly, mid 'he other font
narr w]y escitpid a similar fttte, the heel
being torn ntf.the Hlme.
The sufferer was removed to the hospitable, where it wts lound necessary to
amputate the foot about 2 inches above
ihe ankle
On the morning nf the accident he was
out practising for the Marathon raoe which
was held on Tuesday last.
Mrs. Capt. Cirieteriaeu and Miss
McQuire, of Vancouver are spending h
we ks vacation, registered at the N'olson
Hotel.
Mrs. Lewis of Nanaimo, is the guest of
her idaier Miss (jawner, at the Nelson
Hotel.
H.E.IW.ty. Supl ofE.&N.Ily..spent
Wednesday here.
Mr. .luck Dumber, of Vancouver and
Launch pHJty, spent a few hours hare
Wednesday afternoon they registered at
the     iUnu II tel.
Mrs, D flray hi d Mrs W K Ituynnulde
0('Victoria are the guests 11 Mr. and Mrs
GU Bn'othe.
M-s E B te of the Public stuff-it Nel-
dou, B C mid Min U.B» e, of Vancouver are thu guests ot   .ViidS (J BloWll.
Mr. John W Inert.hi, uaidener nt the
Wilmm Hottl lias on exhibition a speci
ment i f a rare plant, which is kiud of
[iu/./. in« a few of the local botanist's.
Mrs. Kenwick sr of N iimiino, is the
'.'iiestnf hur sou, I) Kenwick. Mrs. D.
Rem. Jck, atjd family, will accompany hei
Li Nauaimoun Friday's boat
Mr'M. Manson, M.P P, visited here
>n hiiihUv mui M nilay,
Cipt Brome aud wife of tug De Roi
were visiters here ou Thursday.
Mrs A Muir and sou returne I home
Tuesday evening from Cumberland.
Mr. 11 A.(Jlover expects, in a week or
ao,tn move into their beautiful residence
at MseKtyville. Contractor Tit-tan of
Victoria havrtig ju^t. about lr<i-liud cnn-
struct iug the name.
Mr. Jhb. Street lus moved h's family to
Mi K tyville where heintuiids, very shortly
to tiuiid hix residence.
Mrs. T.R Ray spent Wednesday and
Thursday at Cumberland.
Mrs. Abe Mclaughlin, of Fanny Bay
whs iu town on   Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. P. Brown entertained a
number of yuesta on Kridsy Evening Innt
in honor of 25 h Anniversary of their
man luge, a very ple&saiii Evening beiiiu
spent in dancing, games nnd a ii^b etc.
The local o chestra furnished the music
for the evening.
The w rk on the roads has been suspended to f»i\-f the fa'tneis a chance to
-et in their harvest. Expected wuik will
he resumed iu a few wut-ks.
It ifl ruin red that several of the young
men are thinking very seriously iu regard
matrimony policy.
Summer Got da at bargain prices at
McLeods,
The new moving picture show opened
to a gnod house on Thursday night.
For arguing their differences a la Johnson JeffiifS, the participants in the discussion we e fined 85 and costs, Monday
With hia usual generosity, Mr Curtis
has decided to donate tbe proceeds nf his
moving picture show on Thursday night
as a benefit, to Alec Rowan who met with
a serious ace dent in the mines on Satur
day. The band also, has kindly offered its
services for the occasion,
MUSING OF A MTPNIGHT
PHILOSOPHER
The legislature of the Tliurinns ordained that wliOROver would go about
either to abolish old laws or establish
new ones, should present himself with
a hnlter about his neck, to the people,
to the end, that if the innovation he
would introduce should not be approved by every body he might immediately
l>e bunged. Were this law in force today we would have less cranks runnin;
at large. Yet the change is not so
great. Nowadays wo put a halter
rouud the neck 'if the innovation and
turn it over the to people to vote on.
The sewer bye law got hoistid up good
and quick. ,
A largo number of the people of
Cumberland, who could not very well
afford, it suffered in the recent down
fall of the United Wireless Co. Tho
number would have been much greater
if fill who would, could have put up
wherewithal! so great was the glow of
the Dead Sea apple, that since ha«
turned to ashes in the mouth) Don't
look at the financial l"SS but at block
of experience it taught and ask if it
were not worth the money. When
a thing looks good to lhe sriiiill investor
it is wel
and leave it  alone.   Oood thing
not. peddled around.
It has been suggested, in my hear
ing iImi the Vancouver Island Develop
ment league is   a now   name  for ai
ancent comedv   entitled   "Mueh   ado ' material.    The loss is eat [mated at fifteen
about  nothing"  mixed   up   with "A  ^twenty ih-uwiiid  dolUn .Work   ia
n ' : being   rapidly rushed   to gettuiK things
comedy of   Errors."    It reminds one Unto Bnape and it iB * xpouted wotk will
the pooplo of Dfllphos, Who fearing the | ho resumed aH quick as possible   Doanes
, ..    r>     . ,; camp, situated two miles below, was only
invasion of lhe Persians, -enquiring of Mvei by the great effort, of the men.
Appolo what shoul.l he dono with the I C|,M0 b,lllkBro(i [,„t Tuesday and left
holy things of his temple whether they j for Victoria.
should he hidden or removed.    He re-1    The Uerumnicua in taking on hunkers,
plied thai they should   stir   nothing     Sir. Uiolanaw ia taking cargo of o..»l
from thence,  nnd   ouly   take  care  of for 'Friaou
DEVELOPMENT
LEAGUE MEET
Election of officers and
other matters disposed of.
The regular mooting of the Develop-
ment League was held at the Council
l'handlers ou Monday evening.
In the absence of ihe President, Mr.
Shaw occupied the chair.
The minutes were disposed of in the
usual manlier.
A letter from Ml. Iteeae, re establishment of an express office iu Cumberland, was ordered filed.
The by-law's were then taken into
consideration, and numerous changes
adopted.
That seotion declaring that one
lliird of the members might, at any
time, demand the resignation of sny
officer, was struck out; and it was
ii Iso decided to amend the by-laws ao
lhal the majority of a meeting, at
which a quorum was present, might
• leet their officers, instead of 75 per
cent of the members being required to
lm present, as was the case before.
A quorum was fixed at five mem-
h'TS.
The question of securing a playground and having it cleared, at the
lake, was brought up by Mr. 8haw,
who reported that be had seen Mr.
Manson, 51.P.P., with regard to the
matter. Mr. Manson was thanked
for what he had already done in connection wilh the matter, and urged to
continue the good work.
\ resolution was adopted approving
of the action of tbe Victoria Hoard of
Trade, in endeavoring lo secure a more
satisfactory mail service for Cumberland and Comox, and the secretary
was instructed to write the Hon. Mr.
Teniplonian, asking for his assistance
in securing tli£same.
The election nf officers for the ensuing year was then taken up, the following being elected :—President Mr.
Sliaw ; vice president. Mr. McLeod ;
secretary, Mr. Acton; treasurer, Mr.
liieksiui ; executive committee, the
officers, nnd Messrs. Smithe, Gillespie
and Cartwright.
The meeting then adjourned.
Comox.
The Algerine loft fnr the Northern Ilsh
erica yesterday, not H MS K_eri« as er-
nin< oualy stated,
Mr L E Htrkor, Aasiatant Operator of
"io D G Wireless Telegraph station Cape
L-z . has been musferred to Digby Is-
la d, Prince Rupert. His great hit,"Put
me on au Island where the Girls are taw"
has too suddenly cumo true, and he hu
•<ur sinoere sympathy.
Mr and Mrs Fits: Herbert Bullen, Victoria, Mr Coles, and Mr and Mn .1. A.
Guise, of £ dnburgh, arrived in Comox
on Tuesday and aro staying at the Port
Augusta Hotel,
The Dominion Government steamer
Ne w iugtnii was in port ou Wednesday.
He sure and see McLeods hats at 15c.
A special meeting; of the Hospital board
was held on M uiday evening. The resigns) ion of Misa Myles from th- nursing
stalf waa accepted, aa was also thstof Mrs
Morrison as cook. A new white oook will
he advertised for immediately. It is expected that the vscsnoios will be filled in
a fow davs. Tho monthly report for June
allowed 540 days treatment.
A fatal accident was narrowly averted
on Tueaday laat, whon a small by, playing on the atreet, came within two feet of
being run over by an auto ou Tarbell's
A bush fire which started at Anderson's I u"r"»r-    H»d not Mr. Percy Wmoh heen
,    oaiupnu  Tuesday  afternoon,  os'omted M4,1' "xl'«" •• well ae a careful ohsffeur,
nrth his while to step gently , „ ,,r „ dsiaore of threo mile, cauaed a<!''"" ""uld h,r» be<m •" ohituary notice
lar as known hy apsika from the lowmot
{ iv.' cnoHio-il n hauling loira from thc camp
I to tin- aslt water, alarmed the whnl.*
neighborhood, doju . ureat damage to
valiinhle timber. Anderson's camp w..s
uompletety destroyed, including all building,   three donkey   enginea and 1 ggiug
themselves, for he wns sull'icent to
look to what belonged to hiin. The
same reply could ho given to the would-
be developers by the Island.
U. >S. Revenue Cutter Al^atros took on
bunkers and cleared on Thursday.
Hulk Ciaessiled Wednesday to Victoria
Tug De Roi buokereil hero on Thursday, and sailed for lhe Nnrih.
D n't niiss
MuLeods.
seeing  the   bargains   at
Summer Goods at bargains prices at
McLeods.
instead of a warning to parents to keep
young children from playiug on the
streets.
Tho Courtenay Public School held ita
closing eioroiao on Thursday afternoon
last. A number of parents and friends
were in attendance. Tho teacher conducted various classes in reading, literature and other subjects, and many of the
visitors expressed themselves aa pleased
with the progress manifested by the pupils. Specimens of manual work in writ
ing, drawing, bills, maps,color work, etc.
wero on exhibition. Considerable care,
skill, and proficiency were evidenced in
tho work of several pupils. Rolls of Honor were presented by Mrs. Wm. Duncan
to the following pupils:— George Millard
for pri lieucy, Leila Carroll for Deportment, Thomas Mcquillan for regularity
and punctuality. At the close of the
exercises refresements, in the shape of
oianges, candies, etc were handed around.
The national anthem was sung and the
school then closed till the next term. THK ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, H.C.
LIGHTNING
{liy ZANK VAil'iY)
KBWAHDj $500 will bo paid for the
death of Lightning, leader of the
Sevier ran go of wild horses."
"Utah Cattlo Company."
This notlco, with a letter, coming bv
qtage ami ineasongor to the Stewarts,
Drigbtoued whut had been a dull proapect. Seldom did a whole year's work,
capturing aud corralling mustangs in
the canoes and on the plateaus, pay
them hnll* as much as tho reward offered lur this uae stallion. Tho last season had been a failure nltogothor. A
string of pintos and mustangs, representing mouths oi hazardous toil, had
climbed out of their canon corral and
escaped to their old haunts. So on tho
strength of this opportunity the brothers
packed and rode oui of Frodonin across
the Arizona Hue into I'tah.
Two davs took them beyond and
above the Pink Cliffs to thc White Sago
plateau, and there the country became
new to thom. From timo to timo n solitary sheepherdcr. encountered wilh his
llocks on it sago slope, set. them iu the
right directioi id Oil tho BO V Oil til day
thev reached Bain, the most southerly
Of the outpOSta t>f the big I'tah ranches.
lt consisted of a waler hole, a corral, a
log-cabin, and some range ridors.
Generally mustang wranglors, men
who liven'by catching mustangs, were
hold in contempt by tho rangers and
cowboys of thai irniibound desert country, For mustaugS wore harder to catch
than door, and when captured and broken brought only a low dollars per head.
The Stewnrls, however, though they had
never earned  any  money  to  speak  of,
over  the  two slat
wonderful pursuits, of
gs and trailing hounds
in iiii'   gossip   on   the
dvonl at Bain aroused
were famous i
Stories of tkoi
their lleet mil si
had become c
ranges, so Iheir
interest.
Lee and Cuth Stewart were tall, lean
Mormons, as bronzed as desert Navajos,
ouol, silent, gray-eyed, still-faced, teeth
wore crude homespun garments much
the worse for wear; boots that long before had given the best in them, laced
leather wristbands thin and shiny from
contact with lassoes; and old gray
slouch hats that would liavo disgraced
cowboys, tent this threadbare effect
did not apply to tho rest ol' the outfit,
which showed a care that must have
been in proportion to its hard use. And
the five beautiful mustangs. Hess in particular, proved that the Stewarts were
Indians at tJie end of every day, for
they certainly had camped where thero
were grass and water. The pack of
hounds shared interest with the mustangs, and the leader, a great yellow,
uombre-eyed hound, Dash by name,
could have made friends with everybody had ho felt inclined.
"We calculated, boys," held forth
the foreman, "thot if anybody could
round up Lightnin' an' his bunch itM
be you. Kvery ranger between here an'
Marysvale has tried an' failed. Light-
nin' is a rare cute stallion. He lias
more than hoss sense. It's the opinion
of a good many of us fellers thet he
wasn't horn wild, an' thet he como intn
this country somewhere from Nevada.
Per two years now no one has been iu
rifle shot of him. fer the word has long
since gone out to kill him.
"it's funny to think how many rangers have tried to corral him, trap him,
or run him down. He's been a heap of
trouble to all the ranchers. He goes
right into a bunch of bosses, fights an'
kills the stallions, an' heads off what
he wants of the rest. His band is scattered ail over, an' no man can count
'em, but he's got at least live hundred
bosses off the ranges. An, he's got to
be killed or there won't be a safe gra/.-
in' spot left in Sevier County."
"Ilbw're wc to know this boss's trail
when we do cross it?" asked Lee Stewart.
"You can't miss it. His right foreleg hes a notch that bites in clean every
step he takes. Ono of my rangers came
in yesterday an' reported fresh sign of
Lightnin' at Cedar Springs, sixteen
miles north along tbe red ridge there.
An' he's goin' straight t'er his hidin'
place. Whenever he's been hard chased
he hits it back up there an' lays low
fer a while. It's rough country, though
I reckon it won't be to you canon fellers. ''
"How about waterf"
"Oood chances fer water beyond Ce
dar, I reckon, though I don't know any
springs. It's rare an' seldom any of us
ever work up ns far as Cedar. A scaly
countrv up thet way—Mack sage, an'
thet'a'all."
The Stewarts reached Cedar Springs
that afternoon. It was a hot place; a
few cedars, struggling for existence,
lifted dead twisted branches to the sun
a scant growth of grass greened the few
shady spots, nnd a thin stream of water
ran between glistening borders of al
kali. A drove of mustangs had visited
the spring since dawn and had obliterated all tracks made before.
While Cuth made enmp Lee changed
his saddle to another mustang and rode
up the ridge. His idea was to get a
look at the country. The climb was not
particularly steep, but it was long nnd
took time, as he had to pick his wny
and zigzag the bare, stony slopes. At
last he reached the top and caught a
breath of cool wind. From where he
stood the ridge wound northward, growing rougher and higher. Other ridges
rolled to meet it from the left; to the
right shelved off the desert, gray, patched, dim. Far northward a long, black
plateau leveled the horizon, nnd at each
end a snow-rapped peak shone coldly in
the sun. Lee regretted thnt this vantage point was not higher, but he fixed
in liis mind as best he could the lay of
the land and returned to camp.
"We're jest on the edge of wildhoss
country," he announced to Cuth. "Thet
stallion probably had a picked bunch
an' was drivin' them higher up. It's
gettln' hot these days an' the browse
ia witherin'. I seen old deer sign on the
ridge, an' cougar, an' coyote sign trail-
in' after. They're all makin' fer higher up. I reckon we'll find 'ern all on
Sevier plateau."
"Did you see the plateau?" asked
Cuth.
"Plain. Near a hundred miles away
yet. .Test a long flat, ridge black with
timber. Then there's the two snow
peaks, Terrill an' Hilgnrd, pokln' up
their cold noses. T reckon the plateau
rises off these  ridges,  an'  the Sevier
Tin
' whispered Cut it,
".Mebbe it's a
Kiver au' the mountains are on the
other side. So we'll push on fer the plateau. We might come up with Lightnin'
and his bunch."
All the next day thev rode up the
hard-packed trail winding along the
base uf the ridge. It was a loug, gradual ascent, with the ridge ever growing
rockier and more rugged and the desert
slipping below. Cedar trees flourished
toward the closo of the day's march and
then merged their yellow-green with the
fresh green of the phioiis, Sunset
was time ior camp and found them halting at a little water hole among a patch
of cedars and boulders.
Cuth slipped tho packs and Leo measured out the oats. On a hard trail the
brothers always packed grain for their
mounts. The fact that the mustangs
when eating grain were also eating the
profits uf the trip never entered into
tin- Stewarts' calculations. The horses
tirst, then the hounds, and then thorn-
solves—that was the way of tin.- " mustang wranglers." Having ministered
lo the wauls of their dumb friends, Lee
and Cuth set about getting supper fur
thomsolvos.
i'nth had the flour and water mixed
to a nicety aud Lee had the Dutch oven
uu some red-hot coals when, moved by
a common instinct, they stopped work
und looked up.
The live mustangs were not muuehing
their oats; their heads were up. Hess,
tho keenest of the qulntot, moved restlessly and then took a few s^eps toward
the  opening in  the cedars.
"Bess!" called Ll
Inn re stopped.
"She's got a scent,
reaching for his rifle
cuugar."
"Mebbe, bul 1 nover knowod tee>s
to go lookin' up one . . Hist! Look
at Dash."
The yellow hound had risen from
among his pack ami stood warily shifting his nose. Ho sniffed the wind, turned round and round, aud slowly stiffened
with his head pointing up the ridge.
The other hounds (-aught something, at
least the manner of thoir leader, and became restless.
"Down, Hash, down," said Lee, and
then wilh a smile to Cuth, "Did you
hear it?"
"Hoar what?"
"Listen!"
The warm breeze came down in puffs
frum the ridge; it rustled the cedars
and blew fragrant whiffs of smoke into
the hunters' faces, and presently it bore
a low, prolonged call. Cuth rose
noiselessly to his feet and stuod still.
So horses, hounds, and men waited listening. The sound broke the silence
again, much clearer, a keen, sharp
whistle. The third time it rang down
from the summit of the ridge, splitting
the air, strong, trenchant, the shrill,
fiery call of a challenging stallion, Bess
reared an instant straight up uad came
down quivering,
"Look!" whispered Lee, tensely.
On the summit of the bare ridge stood
a noble horse clearly silhouetted against
the purple and gold of sunset sky. He
was an irou-grav, and he stood wild and
proud, with long silver-white mane waving in the wind.
"Lightnin'!" exclaimed Cuth,
He stood there one moment, long enough to mako a picture for the wild-
horse hunters that would never be forgotten; then he moved back along the
ridge and disappeared. Other horses,
blacks and bays, showed above the sage
for a moment, and they, too, passed out
of sight,
' * I couldn 't never shoot t liet stallion," whispered Lee.
"No more could I," replied Cuth.
"Now, what do you make of thet whis-
lin'?"
"Jest grazin' along easy like. The
wind sure favors us. He came to thc
hilltop an' jest snorted dowu, like a
stallion will, to let anything as might
be there know he could lick it. Thet
whistle of his was jest plain fight. But,
Lord! Wasn't he a beauty? I never
seen such a hoss, never, an' never any
as eould come near him.'
He sure was pretty. An', Lee, to
my way ofthinkin* he jest might hev
winded our mustangs, Beas, anyhow.
Vou know how we've bed proof of
scents between bosses as passed all our
understandin'.   Bess might need watch-
Lee shook his head gravely. "Mebbe.
It was kinder strange. But if we can't
trust Bess, we can't never trust n hosB
again. I reckon we'd better lay low tonight. Keep the hounds an' bosses in
an' get an early start fer the next
water hole. Thet bunch'11 drink tomor-
rer or next day if they ain't scared."
Before daylight tho brothers were up
and at dawn filed out of the cedar
grove. The trained horses scarcely rattled a stone, and the hounds trotted
ahead unmindful of foxes and rabbits
brushed out of the sage.
The morning passed and the afternoon waned, (iroen willows began to
skirt the banks uf a sandy wash and
the mustangs sniffed us if they smelled
water. Presently the Stewarts entered
a rocky corner refreshingly bright and
green with grass, trees, and flowers and
pleasant with the murmur of bees ami
fall of water, A heavily flowing spring
gushed from under a cliff, dashed down
over stones tn furm a pool, and ran nut
to seep a way and lose it sel t' in t he
sandy wash. Flocks of blackbirds chat
tered around the pool and rabbits darted everywhere.
"It'd take a hull lot uf chasin' to
drive a' mustang from cumin' regular tu
thet spring," commented ('uth.
"Sliure, it'a a likely place, an' we
can make a corral here in short order."
They hobbled their mustangs and then
set tu work on the corral. The plan
was to drop cedar trees around the pool
and leave an opening at the most favorable point, which was a wide-beaten
trail. By nightfall they had the pool
inclosed, except oa the upper side where
the water tumbled over a jumble of
rucks, a place nu horse could climb out,
and on the lower side where they left
the opening for the gate. The gate was
the important part and now presented a
problem.
"Wo can't, do no more tonight," said
Lee, "an' we'll hev' to tnke chances on
the stnllion coniin' down to drink. Mebbe it'll bo a couple of days before he
comes, an' thet'11 give us time to fix up
a gate air strengthen the weak places
iu the fence."
All that night Leo and Cuth lay under thc shadow uf the corral, waiting
and watching. The next morning they
climbed the ridge and brought down
three loug pine polos. These they fashioned into a gate, and as it was found
impossible to swing such a ponderous
affair they concluded to let it lie flat
boforo the op on lug, tu bo raised quickly
alter the wild mustangs bad gone in to
drink. Iu the afternoon the hunters
slept with only Dash on guard; at nightfall they were ready and waiting for
their quarry.
What little breeze there was favored
their position, and tho night promised
to be clear and starlit. In the early
hours u p'rowling coyote howled loue-
somely and deer came dowu to drink.
Later, soft-fhotod animals slipped with
padlike tread ovor the stones to the
spring. At midnight the breeze failed
aud a (load stillness set in. It was not
broken until the at'terpart of the night,
and then, suddenly, by the shrill, piercing neigh of a mustang. The Stewnrts
raised themselves sharply and looked at
each other iu tho starlight.
"Dili you hear thet?" asked Lee.
"I jest did.   Sounded like Hess.''
"It was Itess, darn her blaek hide.
She never did thet before/'
"Mebbe she's winded LightniuV
"Mebbe. tent she ain't hobbled, an'
if she'd whistle like thet fer him she's
liable to make off after him. Now,
what to do?"
"It's too Into. I warned yon before.
We can'l spoil whnt mav be a chance to
get the stnllion. Lei Mess nlono.
Matty's the time she's hud a chance to
make off nn' didn't do it.    Dot's wait."
" Keckon it 'a all we can do nnw. If
she called thet stallion, it proves one
thing--we cnn't never break a wild
mare perfectly. The wild spirit mny
sleep in her blond, mebbe fer years, but
some time It'll answer to "
"Shot up—listonl" interrupted Cuth.
In the atrnillCtl moments following
thoro wns no sound, and no movement
till Dash put his nose high and turned
slowly in a circle. His significant action meant tn the hunters that he had
passed the uneasy stage prior to the cer-,
tninty of a scent and was now baffled
only by Ihe direction.
"There! " whispered   l,ee.
From far up on the ridge camo down
the faint  rattling nf stones.
"Mustangs — an", they're couiiu'
down,'' replied Cuth.
Long experience hail brought the
brothers pntieuce, but moments such ns
these, waiting iu the shallow, had never
come to be tranquil.    Presently sharp
stallion, and the long trail begau. At
noon the hunters saw him heading his
blacks across a rising plain, the first
step of the mighty plateau stretching to
the northward. As they climbed grass
and water became mure frequent along
the trail. For the must part Leo kept
ou the tracks of tho mustang leader
without the aid of tho hound; Dash was
used in the grnss and on the scaly ridges
where the trail was hard tn find!
Tho succeeding morning Cuth spied
Lightning watching them from a high
point. Another day found them on top
of the plateau, among the huge hro*vn
plno trees ami patches of suow and
clumps of aspen. It took two days to
cross the plateau—sixty miles. Lightning did not go down, but doubled ou
his (mil. Rimming a plateau was familiar work for the hunters, and twice they
came within sight of the leader and his
baud. Once a hunch of mustangs tron]
ed out of a hollow and went over th
wall, down on the hack trail. The stal
Hon wus not among them, and Dash did
not split but kept straight on into the
timber.
"He's broke up his band—cut out
some," commented Lee.
"Wait till he takes to weathered
stone, then we'll see," replied Cuth,
Lightning crossed the phiteuu again
mul struck down Into the vnlley. The
trail was n long steep slope nf weathered Stone, nntl the pursuers zigzagged it
Tho mesa sloped slightly eastward
and the clear cedur furest soon gave
place to sage and juniper. At the extreme eastern point of tho mesa Lee
jumped Lightning out of a clump of
bushes. A race ensued for half tho
length of the sage flat, then the stallion
mude into the cedars and disappeared,
Leo slowed down, trotting up the easy
slope, aud cut across somewhat to the
right. Not long afterwards he hoard
Cuth yelling and saw Lightning tearing
through the scrub. Lee went on tu the
point where he had left Cuth aud wait
witli tho enso
riuioii country.
if long
Many
prnotloa iii tin*
linos Uu' gronl
stallion could 1
Evld.ont.ly iliis
stonily
looking Suck.
iiiisnil   puszlod
him, A iter these surveys he ulwav
plungod away iu u cloud of dust. II
crossed the Sevier valley to the river
and turned bnck. The river was raging
from lliaws in the niounlnins, Then he
struck up the valley.
Another dny put his pursuers high up
nuiong lhe slides id' snow and silver
spruces, and anothor across a divide
into a fugged country uf bnd lands
whero barrens began in show and high
mesas lifted Hat heads covered with
patches of sage and gray green eodnrs.
Sn i(. went nn day by day, but Lightning
turned back no more, 'lie had marked
a straight course, though every mile of
it grew wilder. Sometimes for hours
the hunters had him in sight, nnd nlwnys beside him was the llttlo black
they kuew to be Bess.
There came a day when Lightning cut
nut all of his band except, Bess, and
they went on alone. They made a spurt
and lost the trailers from sight for two
days. Then Bess dropped a shoe nnd
the pursuers came up. As she grew
lamer ami lamer, the stallion showed his
mettle,   lie did not quit her, bat seem-
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clicks preceded the rattles, and when
these sounds grew together aud becume
louder the hearts uf the hunters begau
to quicken. The sounds merged into a
regular rhythmic tramp. It came down
the ridge, softened in the sandy wash
below the spring, opened up again with
a steady click aud thump, and came
straight for the corral.
"I see 'em!" whispered Cuth.
Lee answered by a pressure of his
hand. It was an anxious moment, for
tbe mustaugs had to pass hunters and
hounds before entering the gate, A
black bobbing line wound out of the
cedars. Then the starlight showed the
line to be the mustangs marching iu
single Hie. They passed with drooping
heads, hurrying a little toward the laat,
and unsuspiciously entered the corral
gate.
"Twenty odd," whispered Lee, "but
all blacks an' bays. The leader wasn't
in thet bunch.   Mebbe it wasn't his—"
Among the cedars rose the peculiar
halting thump of hobbled horses trying
to cover ground, and following that
snorts and crushings of brush and tho
pound of plunging hoofs. Then out of
the cedars moved two shadows, the first
a great grny horse with snowy mane,
the second a small, graceful, shiny black
mustang. Lightning and Bess! The
stallion, iu the fulfillment of a conquest
such as had made hiin famous on the
Wild ranges, wns magnificent iu action
uud mien. Wheeling about her, whinnying, cavorting, he arched his splendid
neck and pushed his heud against her.
His importunity was thut of a muster.
Suddenly Itess snorted and whirled
dawn the trail. Lightning whistled une
shurt blast nf anger or terror and thundered nfter the black. Itess wns true
to her desert blood at the last. They
vanished in the grny shadnw cd' the cedars, as a stream 'of frightened mus-
tungs poured out of the corral iu a clattering roar.
Gradually the dust settled. Cuth
looked at Lee aud Lee looked at Cuth.
For a while neither spoke. Cuth generously furebore suyiiig, "i told ynu so."
The failure of their plan was only an
incident of horse wrangling and in no
wise diseomfitted them, lint Lee was
angry at his favorite.
"You was right, Cuth," he said.
"Thet mare ployed us ut the finish.
Ketelied when she was a yearling, broke
the best of any mustang we ever had,
trained wilh us fer five years, an' helped down many a stallion—an' she runs
off wild with thet big white-maned
brute!"
"Well, they make a tenia an' they'll
stick," replied Cuth. "An' so'll we
stick, if wo have tu chase them to the
Dreat Suit Basin."
Next, morning when the sun tipped
the ridgo rosy red Lee put the big yellow hound on the notched track of'the
ed to grow more cunning as pursuit clos-
•ed in on them, choosing the open places
where he could see far and browsiug
along, covering rods where formerly he
had covered miles.
One day the trail disappeared on
stony ground, and there Dash came in
for hia share. Behind them the Stow-
arts climbed a very high round-topped
mesn, buttressed and rimmed by eriiek-
ed cliffs. It was almost insurmountable.
They reached the summit by a narrow
watercourse, to find a wild and lonesome level incloied by crags and gray
walls. There were cedars aud fine tiiin
grass growing on the plateau.
"Corralled!" aaid Lee, laconically, as
hia keen eye swept the surroundings.
"He's never been here before, an'
there's no way off this mesa except by
the back trail, which we'll close."
After fencing the split iu the wall the
brothers separated and rode around the
rim of the mesa. Lightning had reached
the cud of his trail; he was caught in a
trap. Lee saw him flying like a gleam
through the cedars, and suddenly came
upon Bess limping painfully along. He
galloped up, roped her, and led her, a
tired and crippled mnstnng, bnck to the
place selected for camp.
"Played out, eh?" said Cuth, as he
smoothed the dusty neck. "Wai, Bess,
you enn rest up an' help us ketch the
stallion. There's good grazin' here, an'
we enn go down for water."
Vor their operations the hunters chose
the highest part of the mesa, a .level
cedar forest. Opposite a rampart of the
cliff wall they cut n curved line of
cedars, dropping them close together to
form a dense, impassable fence. This
Inolosed a good space free from trees.
Prom the nurrowest point, some twenty
yards wide, they cut another line of ce
days running diagonally back a mile into the centre of the mesa. What with
this labor and going down every day to
take the mustangs to water nearly a
week elapsed. But time was of no'moment to the Stewarts. Kvery day Bess
was getting better, and Lightning more
restive. They heard him crashing
through the cedars, and saw him standing iu open spots, with his silver mane
flying and his head turned over his
shonhleT watching, always watching.
"It'd be somethin1 to find out how
long thet stallion could go without
watorin'," commented Lee. "But we'll
make his tongue hang out tomorrer!
An' jest for spito we'll break him with
Black Besa.''
Daylight came cool and misty; the
veils unrolled in the valleys, the purple
curtains of the mountains' lifted to the
snow peaks and became clouds; and
then the red sun burned out of the east.
"If he runs this way," snid Leo, as
he mounted Blnck Bess, "drive him
bnck. Don't let him in the corral till
ho's tired.
Soon the pound of hoofs thudded
through lhe forest, coming nearer
nearer. Lightning appeared straight
ahead, running easily. At sight of Lee
uud the blnck maro he snorted viciously
and, veering to tho left, took to tho
open, Lee watched him with sheer ud-
miratinu. lie had a beautiful stride
and ran seemingly without effort. Then
Cuth galloped up nud reined in a spent
aud   foaming mnstnng.
"Thet stnllion can rim some," was
his tribute.
"He shore can. Change bosses now
uu' bo ready to fall in Hue when 1
Chase hiin back,"
With thut Lee coursed nwnv and soon
crossed the trail of Lightning and followed it at a sharp tnd, Unending in
and nut nf the aisles and glades of the
forest, lle passed through to the rim
nnd circled half the mesa before he I
the stnllion again.    Lightning st 1
a ridge looking backward. Wheu lho
hunter yelled, the stnllion leaped us if
he had been shot and plunged down the
ridge. Lee headed to cut him off from
Ihe cedars, but he forged to the front,
Jjai 1 the cedar level, and twinkled in
and out of the clump of trees. Again
Dee slowed down lo save his mustang.
Hess was warming up and Lee wanted
to see what she could dn at clnse range.
Keeping within sight nf Lightning the
hunter chased him leisurely round and
round the forest, up uud down the sage
Slopes, -along the walls, nt last to get
him bonded for the only open stretch ou
the mesa. Loe rndc across a hollow and
came nut uu tho level only a few ruds
behind him.
"Hi! Ili! Hi!" yelled tho hunter,
spurring Bess forward like a black
streak. Tttering a piercing snort uf
terror lhe gray stallion lunged out, for
the tirst time panic-stricken, and length-
onod his stride in a way that was wonderful to see. Then at the right moment
Cuth darted from his hiding place,
whooping at the top of his voice and
whirling his lasso. Lightning won that
race down tho open stretch, but it cost
him his best.
At tho turn he showed his fear and
plunged wildly first, to the left and then
to the right. Cuth pushed bim relentlessly, whilo Loe went back, tied up
Boss, and saddled Billy, a wiry mustang
of great endurance. Then the*two hunters remorselessly hemmed Lightning between them, turned him where they
wished, at last to run him around the
corner of the fence of cut cedars down
the line through the narrow gate into
the corral prepared for him.
"Hold there!" cried Lee at the gate.
"I'll gn in an' drive him round an'
round till he's done; then when 1 yell
you stand to one side an' rope him as he
goes out.''
Lightning ran around the triangular
space, plunged up the steep walls, and
crashed over the dead cedars. Then as
sense aud courage gave way more and
more to terror he broke into desperate
headlong flight. He ran blindly, and
overy time he passed the guarded gateway, his eyes were wilder and ITis stride
more labored.
"Hi!    Hi!    Hi!" yelled Lee.
Cuth pulled out of the opening und
hid behind the line of cedars, his lasso
swinging loosely. Lightning saw the
vacated opening and sprang forward
with a hint of his old speed. As ho
passed through, a yellow loop flashed in
the sun, circling, narrowing, and he
seemed to run right into it. The loop
whipped closo nround the glossy neck
nnd the rope stretched taut. Cuth's
mustang staggered under the violent
shock, went to his kuees, but struggled
up and held firmlv. Lightning reared
aloft.
Then Lee, darting up in a cloud of
dust, shot, his lasso. The noose nipped
the right foreleg of the stallion. He
plunged and for an instant there was
a wild straining struggle, then he fell
heaving and groaning. In a twinkling
Lee sprang off and, slipping the rope
tbat threatened to strangle Lightning
replaced it by n stout halter and made
this fast to a cedar.
Whereupon the Stewarts stood back
and gazed nt their prize. Lightning
was badly spent, but not to a dangerous
point; bc was wet with foam but no
fleck of blood appeared; his superb coat
showed scratches, but none cut the flesh,
lie was up nfter a while, panting heavily and trembling in all his muscles. He
was a beaten horse, but he showed no
viciousness, only the wild fear of a
trapped animal. He eyed Bess, then the
hunters, and last the halter.
"Lee, will you look at him! Will you
jest look at thet mane!" ejaculated
Cuth.
Wall!" replied Lee,"T reckon thet
reward, an' then some, can't buy hiin."
THE WORLD'S MOST WONDERFUL
CLOCK
rpiIIS dock, according to Joseph B.
X. Baker, who writes in Popular
Electricity (Chicago), is not in
Strasburg, or in uny Old-World city,
but in "little old Ts'ew York," on or
near the top of the so-called Metropolitan Tower in Madison Square. New
Yorkers, Mr. Baker assures us, take
prble in showing visitors the tall white
tower and its clock—especially at nightfall, when to the music of the chimes
is added thc flashing of the time from
the lantern at tho top, 700 feet above
tbe street.   He goes on:
"By day and night, from as far as
they can be seen at all, the four giant
dials can be read, and far above tiie
city's din every fifteen minutes the
bells announce the flight of time to all
within earshot. And the red aud white
flashing beacon sends tho same message
far afield, readable on a clear night by
nil within a radius of fifteen miles.
The whole constitutes quite the most
remarkable clock system that has ever
been built.
"The tower clock dials, ilnminated at
night by many incandescent lamps, arc
26 feet G inches in diameter, with numerals 4 feet high aud minute marks
10% inches in diameter. The hands,
driven by an electric motor, are 17 feet
and 13 feet Jl inches long, respectively,
and weigh, together, 1,700 pounds. Tke
four bronze bells, constituting the heir
strike, and tho chimes huve an aggrc
gate weight of 111,500 pounds nud the
flashing lantern is equipped with red
aud white incandescent lamps mounted
iu au octagonal lantern of an aggregate
candle-power of over *J2,000. The deck
system includoB, besides the four tower
dials, hundreds of other secondary
clocks distributed throughout the oflices
nnd othor rooms of the building. All
of this mighty horological equipment is
electrically actuated aud controlled
from a single 'master-clock,' which is
itself electrically self-winding, requir
ing uo touch of human hands from one
year's cud to the othor."
This master-clock is situuted in the
directors' room of tho company, on the
second floor of tho building.* On Ue
twenty sixth floor of the tower is what
is called tho "clock-room," behind the
west dial. Here are delicate relays,
operated from the muster-clock and
themselves actual ing heavy magneto
switches near by.    We read'further;
"The front of the room opens out in
to a ferro-enncrete easing, snme .'10 feet
square and projecting nut ahnut 80
inches from the wall nf the tower. Thi*
is the tower dial, with its numerals and
minute marks cut through the front,
wall and glazed with heavy plate wire
glass through which q bird's-eye view
muy In- obtained of the city aud Hml
son River and the distant Jersey lulls
. . . Sliding shutters at the dial een
tre give access tn the backs nf the mon .
Itor hands—uf steel-frame cunstructioii
With copper casings—and through a
slide in ench hand near the pnint of
attachment tn its arbor the lamps which
light the hands up ut night may be
reached. Tne hands nre faced witli
polished wire glass, ami each is fined
with a pair of ingenious rolling car
tinges on which are mounted Tniolite
lamps, giving the ellVct of u nearly con
tlmiOUS double Iin," of light. The lamp
carriages run mi rails on a track iu ike
structure of the hands, and ure hinged
together iu sections, so lhat Ihoy mat
be withdrawn through the slide for the
purpose nf renewing the lamps. At lhe
centre  nf  the   minute hand   is  a  glaBS
faced boss containing a  tre cfuatoi
uf ordinary bulb lumps. Tho Uluminn
tion of lhe dial itself is by an indirect
method designed lo give the must brilliant aud at the same timo tho most-
distinct tower-dock lighting iu the
world. The entire interior of the dial
casing is painted a permanent dead
white, having high reflecting power for
infused light. Two concentric circular
rows nf lit) caudle-power tungsten lamps
BOO iu all, are mounted in front of cur?
ed reflectors of corrugated, silvered
glass, which throw al! of the direct rays
against the rear wall of the casing. By
this means the glass fronts uf nil of the
numerals and minute-marks are strong
ly and evenly lit up, yet without hut
glnre or blurring of t'ho dial as goes
from the outside uf the tower at night
Hy dny also, when the space back of
the dial is unlighted, tho numerals eit
through the dial contrast well with its
white surface.
Tho massive hands of each* tower
dial arc carried on a set of 'dial works'
consisting of a steel shaft und sloere
lining on bnll-bearings and driven by
an electric motur. The 'dial movement,'
containing the motor and its gearing
is ulso equipped with an automatic cut
out device which turns the illumination
off at 20 minutes before sunrise and aa
at 'JO minutes after sunset, with the pre
gressive advance of the season. There
aro no cumbrous weights and pulleys te
operate fhe hands of the clock—the
little electric motor, obedient to the
control of the master-clock, aud its re
lays ami switches, starts up ouce every
minute and runs for 50 seconds, driving
the minute-hand through one minute
space nn the big dial during each run.
Two motors are employed in ench tower
movement, either ono alone being wel
able to drive the hands, aud a centri
fugal tell-tale device, mounted on the
shaft, being used to signal to tho chief
electrician's office in case of 'troublef
on either motor."
The electric "torch" on top of the
tower is also turned on and off by tho
automatic device that controls tho dial
illumination. From the magnetie
switches in the clock-room heavy cable*
carry the current which flashes tho timo
all through tho night—red flashes for
the four quarters and one white flask
for each stroke of the hour. The whito
light, given by 88 large incandescent
lamps, burns continuously except just ■
before the timo to annouuee each quar
tor-hour.   The writer adds:
"When one haa gono all over the
building and seen the various parts of
the clock system in operation, one is
better prepared to examine the master-
clock, with its faithful pendulum, thc
prime mover of all these wonderful horological details. In charge of so many
functions na the master-clock is, there
ia 'something doing' ull the time in the
array of beautifully finished gleaming
mechanism. Let ub watch the chimes
traii8mitter, which consists of a little
brass cylinder with four pairs of accurately adjusted platinum contacts
bearing upon it and arranged to bo dosed in a certain order by the rotation of
the cylinder. Once every 15 minutes,
and a sufficient time before the even
quarter hour, a rod moved by the main
transmitter releasee tho cylinder, allowing it to rotate and close tho contacts
for the proper quarter-hour chimes. The
timing of these contacts is such as to
cause the flrst stroke of the hour bell
to occur accurately on the hour, allow
ing plenty of time beforehand for the
chimes to strike their four ' measures'
and get through. The hour-strike trans
mitter is mechanically operated from
thc chimes transmitter'.
"Suppose the time is a little before
two. Aa we watch, the drum of the
chimes transmitter begins to tarn, end.
one after another, all of the four con
tact fingers are kicked up into the air.
The sound of the answering tower belli-
cornea down to ua but tardily, on ac
count of the great distance, but it is u
kind of music simply to watch the
changing measures marked by the dancing bits of metal. Before we realize it,
the motion ceases, and we turn our
glance to the hour-strike mechanism.
Its contact fingers close and open twice,
in leisurely succession, followed by tho
booming notes from tho 7,000-pound B-
flat 'announcing bell' from its place on
the forty-fifth story."
WHEN you are grown up," queried
the visitor, "will you be a doctor, like your father!"
"Oh, denr me, nol"   Why, I couldn't
even  kill u rabbit," replied thc boy
with groat frankness. TI1I5 ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, RC.
l\
FASHIONS AND
FANCIES
*PHE quotation, "Of making many books thoro is no end,"
X can in these days be changed to "Of making hats there
is no end," for not only every month and every woek,
but ovory day aro uew styles ia he»dgear exhibited to a
credulous public, which, after the severe training of the past
fow years, meekly accepts every atrocity as quite possible.
Sm* numbers of millinery establishments a havo started
mou last season would seem to indicate that the millinery
business held marvellous possibilities, aud certainly tho average woman demands mure than the average (hitherto considered to bo the average) number of hats in her spring, summer,
aufnuun and winter outfits.
Fashion demands nnd commands many hats—tho one expansive creation can no longer bo mude to do duty for all
occasions; but it is conceded that a certain style of dress calls
Blnck Taffeta and White Lace Hat
("or a certain style of hat, and while some aro simpler in de-
biga than olueis, there are few, it any, llml ure so simple as
thoy appear.
like the simple gowns, every line nnd detail has been
most carefully thought out in the individual wearer and the
hat hns beeu most carefully constructed before it. can pass
Uo gauntlet, of the muster milliner's scrutiny, All of which
takes time aud skilled labor, and, although the prices asked
and obtained are fabulously high, time nml skilled labor are
expensive ami must be reckoned with iu calculating the cost.
TUo constant change of style is terribly frying, not only
to the woman who has to calculate closely what she spends,
bnt Lo the woman whn is intent upon nlwnys being well
groomed and who, having spent many hours in selecting hats,
suideiily discovers that a new importation has arrived in
which each ami every model is entirely dilferent from any
ahe has ia her present collection. It requires considerable
ea_£ control not lo be swayed by the continual change, and to
continue to wear the originally chosen hats with that serenely
ciwiscious, self-possessed manners thut a thoroughly aatisfac
it>ry  hut  bestows upon  the wearer thereof.
\M} large or small hats tho musl fashionable! is a question continually asked and one lhat. is hard to answer.
Never was there a season when smaller or miner more
close fitting hats were worn, ami yet never was there a season
whoa such immense ones were fashionable, and also the medium sized hat is eagerly sought for. At one time it was
emphatically slated that small hats in the daytime and large
iVi.trn in the evening solved tho problem, but now, with tho
Orion hi I style of wrapped turban shape chosen for the even
ing and the ennrnmus, all -enveloping hat made of crin in1
o*tbw, trimmed with bows of tulle or ribbon uud innny llowers
anil unmistakably Intended for day wear, ull ideas ure cluing-
od again, and it is indeed a difficult task tu steer correctly
along the winding path that Dame Fashion elects her subjects
uhall  tread.
Toques and turbans are tremendously popular, but quite
distinct iu shape and style from what were called by those
names a year ago. The general outlines aro quite unlike. The
head size is always large so that the hat goes down fnr mi
tho head, and as this sometimes is unbecoming, an inside
bard, or nolo, as it is called, has tn be put in tn raise the
bat from the head and show at least a glimpse of hair ninl
features,
Fancy straw, wonderfully soft, and pliable nml iu ovory
conceivable color, is used in these hats, and, treated as though
it were tulle or silk, is folded and pleated and fairly wound
around tho frame. A stiff aigrette or bow of tulle, silk or
velvet, or a jewelled ornament is the trimming thought the
smartest, but within lho lust fortnight have been seen hals of
this description where still' sprays of mses have been the
trimming, The hats are soft in outline, but the trimming is
always still' and hard, in sharp bul mosl effective contrast.
Thoro are toques made with brim of flowers and crown of
maliuoe, plain or figured; these are round in shape, quite
large, and the flowers are of the smnll blossoms; Hie crown
is extremely full, with many loops and bows, generally black,
although lliere are mnny with the crown of silk bows to
match fhe gown, while the flower brim may be a lighter or
darker shade nf fhe same color,
With Ihe street, costume, lhe simple tailor gown, is worn
this season a much plainer, more suitable style of lint than
wae seen last year. Medium sizes and small shapes uro the
best, although there ure few of the larger shapes thnt are included  iu  the  latest   exhibitions.
A hat, something between a toque and turban in shape,
that is popular, fits quite close to tho head, is apparently
small, although in reality it is of medium size; it has a brim
- *f hemp braid or crin that turns down; Ihe crown is of satin
or silk, quite high and full, and at the left side is a large stiff
vitw of the silk or Sttttn. Another of the same description
bun a black velvej crown with white straw brim nml a bow
of whito straw that looks like u piece of luce. Then there is
a modification nf one nf last year's most popular walking
bat*, wilh the brim rolled back toward fhe front nnd caught
■with a fancy bow or still' fealhers. This year the shnpo lias a
higher crown and a stiller brim, bnt the lines are almost the
SftWO, Hough straw and wilh the satin finish is smartest for
this style of hut, and in all colors, as well as in black aad
white, it is in constant demand, for it is generally becoming
and most practical.
Lace is one of the most fashionable trimmings this season,
both white and blaek, ami most beautiful pieces of lace have
been taken from the family treasure chest und made up into
the laco lints thnt are so effective and becoming, or twisted
around the crown in most graceful style.
A flat, band of white Ince ou the brim inside of n blnck
crin hat is extremely smart and the sharp eoatrnst nf the
white agaiust the black challenges attention at once. Thon
when combined with roses, pink, yellow, red nnd white, there
is nu material that is so satisfactory. A burnt or Tuscan
rough strnw with the laco nround the crown and a spray of
pink roses at the side looks equally well with a light or dark
gown and is invnriably becoming, while lhe white nr black
entire bice hat wilh aigrette nr ruses bestows the finishing
touch to a dainty and picturesque summer frock,
An almost overpowering, but it cannot be denied n most
picturesque hat, is of black crin trimmed with black lace, pink
roses and aigrettes or ostrich plumes, Larger than any (if
last year's shapes, with higher crown thnn hus been considered in style in yenrs, this remarkable construction nevertheless challenges admiration and recalls the enormous picture hats of the Gainsborough era, when powdered hair, pull's
and ringlets were tho accepted headgoar of the day.
And this Bhnpe makes its appearance just when we aro
told that smaller hats aro to be worn, but the laco softens
the hard outlines and the general effect is becoming, and it
is certainly unlike anything yet attempted. Only a word of
warning. The fashion is one that requires everything in
keeping—lhe most expensive aud picturesque gowns, a perfect figure, lino carriage nud great beauty—otherwise the result will be disappointing.
The touches of color in the uew hats are most attractive
and often make the hat becoming when, because of shape or
color, of tho straw, it would not be. A burnt straw with n
touch of pink or with brim faced with black is at mice smart
and attractive and extends these same two qualities to the
wearer, whon if left to only its natural color tho hut would
havo beeu, too trying, except to perfect coloring of hair ami
Complexion. All these are tho details that have beon patiently studied and worked uut to make the expensive hats of
this summer,
Tho doublo skirt hus eouio into fashion onco again, and
once again must the question of tho underskirt or lining be
most carefully considered, or the gown will bo a failure, fciofl
silk or satin or silk finished linings are chosen preferably
and then a deep facing or flounce uf tho material ia put. on,
over which falls the gnwn, and if tho lining is not perfectly
cut and fitted thou the task of making tho gown is most difficult, of not impossible. With the transparent materials
often two and sometimes three are used iu order tu gain the
desirod shade of color, but this again is so difficult a task that
thc amateur dressmaker will secure much better results if ahe
uses a more expensive lining of silk or satin and a more
closely woven fabric, nut so closo but that tho color aud sheen
of the safin will shnw through.
Kor the moment the exaggeratedly light skirts uro in
style, and even when the upper skirts are full the linings are
still extremely scant, so thnt the sumo effect is given, especially wheu the fulness is gathered with the bias fold or band
around the unklos. This fashion requires to bo most, carefully dealt with, or the gown will look vulgar and ugly; in
fact, tun much care cannot be givon to copying tho original
models, as the fashions of the moment are su exaggerated
as to be unbecoming to tho majority of women. The lining
for the waist must be cut. to tit tight around the waist, but
must have sufficient width across the bust and directly beneath the bust, for otherwise the linos of the figure will be
completely spoiled. The scum from shoulder to waist line is
now thought, better in the lining than tho two darts, und it
is easier with it lo give the desired, breadth.
Since the exaggeratedly large hats show small sign of dying nut, the hat box, large nud clumsy as it is, must certainly
he reckoned wilh if a girl cares tn have every detail o». her
private sunefum perfect. Even if a pretty paper covered box
is thought sufficiently attracth'0 fur acloset, it certainly
will tint do if the box is to be Uopt on one of the now hut
racks, which are now resorted to in smnll rooms whero the
closet room is so small as not to admit of more than two or
three hat boxes on Hs shelves.
These new hut racks, or, rather, hat box racks, aro really
excellent in a small room, Made triangular in shape, they
will lit into an unused Corner and cuu be made with enough
shelves to hold as mnny hat boxes as desirod. The plain
womli'ii frame cnn be either painted the color nf Ihe woodwork nr of the room, nr else rendered still mure inconspicuous
by being covered with u bit of the same paper as that which
adorns the wall. ThoHint boxes aro thon covered wilh the
same cretonne with which the room is hung. A French print
framed with gold or silver metal luce plnced iu the centre nf
one panel of tiie bnx is must attractive.
Theso hat boxes are already much in demand for prizes,
while for gifts or for snlu at a fair they are still sufficiently
original In be eagerly sought. When not planned fnr any
special room nr rack there is, of course, greater freedom in
the choice of material nnd color.
Fnr a rose colored boudoir, a Du Barry pink moire bordered about the box itself, as well as fhe lid, wilh a good sized
French print placed both on lho top of the box as well us on
nne or all panels is really beautiful. A well mnde hut box
with wooden frame must be procured to cover, for nu ordinary cardboard bnx is not sufficiently strong to be worth fhe
covering, All the more expensive huts are now gonoruljy
sent home in those boxes having wooden  framework, and ix
Green Voile do Soie Gown Over Silver Satin
a girl is not so fortunate as Wt possess such a box herself she
surely can bog, borrow or steal one from some friend or
reintive.
The prints, of course, must be pasted to the material be
fore the bnx itself is covered. The braid ean he either pasted
ur sewed on, Ihe hitter method being a little more troiibh
and infinitely more satisfactory in the long run. To hnv the
correct quantity of braid tho bnx itself must first be measured, for every hat box today is a different size. Tho round
boxes, of course, lake much less material, aud for the square
box each side should be treated as a panel aud adorned down
each edge. The braid employed should be about an inch in
width.
STIRLING
IN SUNNY SOUTHERN ALBERTA
Tlio new town of Stirling is growing liy leaps anil bounds.   Last .lime it was open prairie;
to-day ii thriving town, with local and Ions; distance telephone. A newspaper, "The New Stirling
Star," has just been established,
Registered Plan
"STIRLING
4347Y"
Lots from $75 to $300 Each
CASH
A MONTH
k^*w     am %dwm m a    ep m  w
$10
Iluy to-day and get tho benefit of the tremendous movement.   Your money invested in New
Stirling works twenty-four hours u day.   Send for maps, plans, blue prints and views.
STriiL.NO TOWNSITE SYNDICATE,
UNTON BANK BUILDING,
WINNIPEG.
The following form may be used:
STIRLING TOWNSITE SYNDICATE, OU
STIRLING, ALTA.
Gentlemen,— ,
Enclosed you will find if :... being easli payment on lots in
the townsite of Stirling (Registered Plan 4347 Y), and I hereby agree to pay the balance at the
rate of .$10 a month on each lot. Kindly allot me those closest in till 1 get the plans, when I am
to have the privilege of changing to any unsold if T wish.
Kindly send plans, maps and views of Stirling by return mail.
Name.
Address.
ORIGIN OF JACK'S HOUSE
111th! original Idea on which tlio t'aini-
liur nursery ItigiMiil ul! "The Houso
Tbat Jack Built" ia founded i.s
suid to bo ii hymn .sung by tbo .lews
ul. tbo l'cust otr tbe Fusdovor,* It eoui-
iiH'inurutos, in tbe form of Ji sort of parable, tbo principal events in tbo history
of tbo Jews, nml tiie original is iu tbo
lauguago of tlio Chaldeans, wlio wero
nssui'inii'd in history witb the .lows ut
uu bra us remote us tbo eurlv days of
BoBJ'lon.    This is tbo translation:
1. A kid, u kid my father bought,
for two piei'cs of nionoy:
A kid, :i kid.
2, Then cnnio tlio out, uuil nto lho kid,
Thut my fui her bought,
I-'or two piocos of uioni'v:
A kid, a kid.
.'I.   Thou mme a dog, und bit tlio cul,
Thut uio the kid,
Thut my futher bought,
for two pieces 'of monov:
A kid, u kid.
4. Thon camo thc stuff, uud boot tho
dog,
Tbnt bil   lho out,
Thut ato Iho kid,
Tbnt lily father bought.
For two pieoos of money:
A kid. n kid.
(i. Thou cnluo lho lire und burned tbo
staff,
Tlmt   boat   tho  dog.
Thnt bil, Iho cul,
Tbnt   .to the kid,
Thut my lnt hor bought,
for two pieces tii money:
A kid, n kid,
li. Then eamo tbe wator, und quohched
lhe  lire.
Thnt burned Iho stuff.
Thnt bent tbo dog,
Tbnt bit tlio cut,
Thut uio the kid,
Tbnt my futher bought,
For two pieces of money:
A kid, :i kid.
7. Thon   camo   tho   ox,  nnd   drunk   Ilio
wntor,
Tbnt ipienebed  lbo lire,
Thut burned tho staff,
Thut bout lho dog,
Tbnt bil, Ibo out;
Tbnt  iilo Iho kid,
'Phut  my futher bought,
for two pieces of money:
A kid, :i kid.
5. Then came tho bnfehor, and slow tho
ox.
That drunk the wntor,
That quoncliod lbo (ire,
Thut burned lbo staff,
Thnl. boat tho dog,
Thnt  bit tbo ont,
Thnt nto the kid,
Thnl my father bought,
for two pieces of money:
A kid, u kid.
P. Then i'limo  tlio nngol of de.itb lind
killed Ibo butcher.
Tbnt  slow thn ox,
Thut drunk Iho water,
Thnl ip died the fire,
Tbnt burned the staff,
Thut boat Iho dog,
.Thnl bit lhe cat,
Thut, uio Ibo kid,
Tbnt my fni bor bought,
for Iwo piocos of inoiicv:
A kid, u kid.
10. Then eamo tho llolv (Inc. blessed bo
Hi!
Anil killed  Ihe angel of ilonlb,
Thnl killed tbo butcher,
Thut slew tbo ox,
Tlmt drunk tbo wnter,
Tbnt quenched the firo,
Tbnt. burnoil the stair,
Tbnt bent tho dog,
Tbnt bit Ibo ent,
Tlmt nlo tho kid.
Tlmt my father bought,
For two piocos of money:
A kid, a kid.
Tbo following is P. X. Leberolit's Interpretation:
I. Tbo kid, which wns ono of the
pure anifflflls, denotes the Hebrews.
The fulher by whom it wus purchasod
is .Tohovnh, who represents Himself ns
sustaining this relation lo the Hebrew
nation.
HUMT
Carbon Oil Works, Limited
* Winnipeg
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The two piocos nf mono}' Bignlf)
Musi-* nml Aaron, through whose madia
tion   thu   Jows   wero   brought   out   of
Egypt
8, The oat denotes thi* Assyrians, by
whom tin' tfii trlbos were carried into
captivity,
:t.  Tlm dog is symbolical ot the Baby'
Ionian*.
■I.   Thc HtnfT signifies tho Persians.
'). The flro indicates tho Grecian em-
pirr under Alexander the (.rent.
ii. The water betokens the Romans,
or the fourth of the great monarchies
to whoso dominion the .lews were sub
jected.
7. The ox is a symbol of the Kurn-
eeii", who subdued I'ulestine and
brought it under the caliphate.
S. The butcher that killed the ox do-
notes the Crusaders, by whom the Holy
Land was wrested out of the hands of
the Mn moons.
!>. The angel of dotttb signifies the
Turkish power, by which the land of
Pn lost ino was taken from the Pranks
and to which it. is stil! subject.
fo. The Botnmonooraoni of tho tenth
stun/a Ls designed to show that (lod
will take signal vengeance on tho Turks,
Immediately nftor whose overthrow tho
.lows are to be restored to their own
bind anil live under the government of
their long expected Messiah.
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EVERY TOWN CAN HAVE A BAND
Lowest nrloos over quoted.    Kioo oahiliiK'uo.
ovor .Wii iliuKtratioiM, mailed froe.  Writoiu
for uny r h i ri« 01 Mutic or Musical Instrument!.
WHALEY.   ROYCE 6 CO., Limited
Toronto, (int., aud Winnipeg, Mau.    *
RUSSELL
AUTOMOBILES
WB HAVE SECOND-HAND CAB8
ALSO MOTOr SUNDRIES
CANADA   CYCLE   &   MOTOK   CO.
114 PrlucoBs St., Winnipeg Till. lsl.ASliRli. CUMBERLAND, B.O.
July Clearance
of Muslins,
Whitewer, etc.
BELL
July Clearance
of Boots & Shoes,
Clothing, Hats, &c.
SECOND ANNUAL JULY CLEARANCE
5 A L E
FOR THIRTEEN DAYS
COMMENCING SATURDAY, THE 16TH
Tremendous reductions in  Every   Department.     Tlic reductions nre very  sweeping i:i All Lines of summer Merchandise, Wearables and Home
Furnishings.    Tin' greatest array of Good ValueR we Imve ever shown.
Summer  Undervests,   Un=
derpriced.
Women's   Cotton   Undervests,   in   good   qualities,
 July Sale, 2 for 25c.
Women's Knitted Undervests, short sleeves, regular
value, 35c July Sale, 20c.
Women's  Lisle  Thread  Undervests, lace trimmed,
regular value, Toe July Sale, 37ic.
$1.75   Boy's   Duck   Wash
Suits, $1.
A Splendid assortment of Boy's Wash Suits in Plain
and Striped Ducks.
Regular value, $1.75 Inly Sale, SI.Oil
" '•      §2.00         "      "    §1.25
§2.50        "      "    §1.05
75c. Men's Bathing Suits,
50c.
lien's   1   Piece   Bathing Suits,   in  all sizes, regular
value, 75c Inly Sale, 50c.
Boy's and Youth's  I  Piece Bathing Suits, all sizes,
regular value, 50c July Sale, 35c.
Men's Cashmere Underwear, regular value, 83.00
suit July Sale, §2.25
White    Muslin    Petticoats
A Pronounced Valuo iu Women's Extra Good
Quality White Underskirts, cut in full widths, well
tailored, and trimmed with lace an 1 embroidery,
regular value, §2.50       ... July Sale, §1.75
18c. White and Fancy Dress
Muslins loc.
Fancy Colored and While Spot .Muslins, regular 15c
and 18c,     July Sale, 10c.
Regular values, 20a to 30c       "     "     15c.
35c. to 40c        "      "     25c.
Men's White Canvas Gloves, 3 pair
for 25c.
Men's Black Cashmere Hose, regular value, 35c. and
50c                 July Sale, 25c.
Men's Fancy Lisle Hose, reg. 50c "      "    35c.
Men's Dark Color Working Shirts, regular value, §1
and §1.25         Inly Sale, 65c,
$1.50 White Muslin Waists at 85c.
3 Doz Dainty White Muslin Waists, in line quality
muslin, with embroidered .fronts, tucked backs, embroidery and lace edging on collars and cuffs, regular
value, §1.50 July Sale, 85c.
=   = Lace Curtains below Cost =   *
Nottingham   Lace Curtains, in a variety of Patterns
and Sizes
45in. x 3yds. long, regular $1.25  ... July Sale,   75c
50in x 3iyds. " "      11.75  ...     "      "    Si.00.
White Frilled  Muslin,  in spots and scroll patterns,
regular, 35c     July Sale, 20c.
White aud Ecru Scrim               "     "    10c.
:   :    35c. Embroideries ioc.     :   :
The greatest values we h.ave ever heen able to offer
iu Embroideries and Insertions. All our 15c, 20c,
25c. mid 30c. values     lulv Sale, 10c.
The balance of our Men's Clothing
reduced to clear C
Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!
Hundreds of Dol'ars "Worth of Women's and Children's Shoes to be slaughtered
within the next few days Come early and get your choice
Indies' $8.60 Tun Bluoher (hf„td»,
•luly Salo, $2 50
l/idies' ?4 Patent Oxford, Grey Suede
Tops, July Silo, Si! no.
Boy'a $2.60 Bui Kip Bluchor, tizjsll,
12 and 13, July Salo, $1.50.
Oliildren'a tl 25 D ilifj.   II.1.. ,   >iz »
5 l" 7i   July Sale, !l()e.
Ladiea' $3 60 Tan Ankle Strap Slipper,
July Sale. 8'-' 50
Indies' $5 On Bluod Bluoher B.ls,
July Sale, $6.
Miises' *2 ull Duiik.   Blucliar  B la .
Pal. Tip, sizes 11 ■•  2  lulv Sa'e. J 1.50
Me.'i 82.60   Brown   OauVai   Bala.,
.Aul\ Sile, 81 IIS.
L.di-s' >I1.60 Wt.ir, Oaiivsa Oxer, a,
wlule and tun inecajn, and trimmings,
July Sale, 81.00.
I.a lies' $'2 50  While OallVaa II mlier
<>xf rl, plain tne, July Sale, 81 50
Children's $2 26 Dung, li uuher B.I.
PaI Ti",»i?..s8tnlOJ July Sale 81 35
Buy's 82 Brown Oanvaa Bala,', sizes 1
t 5, Juli Sale, Jt 36. Me r's 85 Pat
Hut on Buut, July Sale, .ii 'tis.
CAMPBELL BROS.
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mn rsLANnun, Cumberland, r.c.
Special Notice!!
As we have decided to go out of Crockery, Enamelware, Notions, etc., and devote all
our time and attention to Gent's Furnishings and Children's Wear, we are making great reductions iu the following articles, and advise anyone requiring any of these lines to act
quickly:—
432 Yds.   of  SM.K   RIBBONS,   in  all
200 Pairs only of WOMEN'S nnd CHILD
Colors, 3 to Sin. iii width.   Regular 20, 25, 30,
REN'S BLACK and TAN COTTON HOSE,
115 nml JOc. yard.
Bold regularly at 25 and 8Bo, pair.
YOUR CHOICE 15C. YARD.
WHILE THEY LAST 15C. PAIR.
WHITE  WEAR  AT COST
LADIES'   DRAWERS
75c for 45c.
50c fnr 30c.
40c. for 25.
LADIES' NIGHT DRESSES
81.50 for 81.
81.25 f, u
81 for tide,
SMALL WARES BELOW  e©ST
1,1 NEN THREAD, regular 10c. spool, 2 for 6c.
NEEDLE, all sizea « 5c. pkg., 2 for 6c.
VINH, liwt make "       Be.      "      2 for 5c.
TAPE, in large bunches, reg. Bo hunch,'.' for 5c.
SAFETY PINS "   Bn,   pkg    2for6c.
COTTON THREAD, all colors, reg Bo apl. 40e rt*..
We cannot begin to tell yoa tke bargains that are here waiting for you, but Come
and See fur Yourself.
" EEMEMBEE     THE     PLACE "
RICKS0N & CARTWRIGHT
DUNSMUIR     AVENUE
CUMBERLAND,   B.C
THE    ISLANDER
Published   every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,   B.C.,   by the
proprietors,
Ormond T, Smithe and Frederick J. Gill.
Advertising ratea published elsewhere in the paper.
.Subscription price $1.50 per year, payable in advance.
The  editor dues  not  hold   himself responsible for  views expressed by
correspondents.
Ormoml T. Smithe, Editor.
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 1910.
What the Editor has to say.
Owing to the demand for advertising space this week,
our editorial column lias been temporarily transferred to page 5.
The Victoria Board of Trade has taken up the matter of
an improved mail service to Comox and Cumberland.
It is proposed to take advantage of the E. & N. railway
extension to the north, and to have the mail sent overland,
as the railroad extensions will allow of good stage connections
with the two districts mentioned.
The matter has been referred to J. O. MacLeod, Superintendent of Railway Mail Service, and further action by the
board will be delayed until a reply is received from that
official.
It is a matter for congratulation that some influential
body lias taken up the matter of an improved postal service,
and we are glad to see that our local Development League hat-
also taken up the matter in an energetic manner, for this is
the district that is most vitally aft'ected.
Local self government is usually looked upon as a very
desirable thing.
When, then, it is considered that the people of Comox,
Courtenay and surrounding districts might have such local
self government for the asking, it is surprising that the opportunity has never been embraced to organize the district
into a rural municipality.
The advantages of self government are so apparent that it
seems almost unnecessary to state them here.
With a council of live, elected from amongst the residents
themselves, all vexatious delays from lack of knowledge of
local conditions, or other reasons, would he done away with.
Grievances with which the residents are now powerless to
deal could then be righted through municipal by-laws.
All taxes raised in taxation could be spent in local public
work, after the necessary running expenses of the municipal
government were provided for.
The assesssd value of any given area in the district could
easily be learned at the local Government Agents office, and
that known it would be a simple matter to find out how large
a rate of taxation would he necessary to raise sufficient revenue to administer the affairs of the municipality and provide for the necessary public work.
If a public meeting were called, and the facts of the
case made thoroughly well known, we believe there would
be little delay on the part of the residents of these districts
in seeking local self government.
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P. PHILLIPS HARRISON
Barrister.   Solicitor   and'
J Notary Public.
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Cumbuhland Collkction and Com
mission AGENCY. Kent* and
Debts Collected, Brokerage, Real
Estate »nd Auctioneers, Tlioin-
Hoii Building, Dunsmuir Avenue,
Cumberland, Phone 17. John Thorn
son, Manager.
TENDERS.
Tenders will lie received np to July
loth for the hay on H. Martin estate
Lot 9G, about J> acres mure or less on
Com-tenay road.
Wesley Willard,
Official Administrator.
NOTICK.
Tendon will he received hy the un-
dernitfiied up till and including Moi iluy
the 25*.h., -July uext, fur thu purchase of
the following mineral olnimn, which were
forfeited in the brown, at the Tux Sale
held fit 0 minx, on the 4 ll., NuVi tuber,
1907. namely:*
*'The'>d(iRia"     Mineral   Claim,    Lot
1831. Qroup 1., New Westmint-ter dia-
f.rict.
"Silver KiiiK"   Mineral   Claim,    L>t
1832, Croup 1., Now Westminster dia-i
rict.
"Rlne Jacket" Mimral Claim, Lt
18JI3, Group 1., Nd* Westminster Uib- <
riot.
Any tender f *r a lexa amount than '
{175 00 will nut he considered
Tender* m >a* h* a-n\ d, <nd plainly \
ndi-med • n the outside. "Tenders fori
overt, d Mineral '"Ihiiub.
Robt  A   Ren wick
[) pntv C >nuni»si tu r nt Lindn,
Lands 1) piirmt'iii, Victoria, li. C,
lime Oth , 1910.
Re sure aud see McL nds hats at 15c.
Jub work / Vou ran net, what you
want, when yuu want u at TlIK Ismndkk
I'liuiit* Ilu.
Do your own shopping. Seo Mi Kin-
nell fur Choice Fruits, Cuufuoliimeiy
and Ice Cream. j-'!")
D m'c miss seeing the bargains at
j McLdod.
" Are You Crazy" The funniest
firce ci inedy ever written will soon be
here, wait fur it. Watch for ihe hind
concert.    Have youi netts resoived early.
Anew bead ring house, of forty rooms, is
planned for 0 uui but laud, and will prob
ably be erect ttl this summor.
Cumberland hts certiauly got "some
ru mer" in J. Humeri.mil. He showed
up as a runner of class iu tho Marnthuii
laceunTueaday. Rut whnwmild not * uo
-ome ' lo ijet one uf tin Be lauiuus lloblier-
lui suits of clothes made to order, and
sold by H cksoti *S Cartwiuiht. Like (ho
runner these clothes are "winners" aud
Worn by men who aie particular about
their ap, earauue.
Half Price on all Wull Paper, for pay
lay, at the Rig Store.
The firemen held a special meeting on
Saturday night, and dtcided to enter two
emus lor the fiieiueus' race at theOraiige
Celebration. It whs also decided that hu
iimttur which team won the pr/o motie)
was to he put iut • a social fund, nud spew
iu spread f. rail the firemen. TIioIohiii
ivtectid Were as follow*:-No. 1. Rarnhatu
(capt.), A. Thomt-oti, It Grant, A Oifiiit
I. Cameron, J. Oraut, .1 Itiunetmau, .
i i»rijH , 1). Sommerville M , Brown, F
watson and A. McNeil. No. 2 team Hud-
son (capt), F. Piokard, 11. Winniiigtmm,
T. Picket, C. Grant, It. bommervilie, j
M. Heiinussy, W, Haytuan, It.   Webster J
II. Walker, G. Tarbell anl P.   Detuati*.
Shirts at 50c at McLe ds.
A goid house greeted theChouan Players in "Aro You Crazy'' last evening
It is many yeara now since all London
laughed at ihta absurd farce, aud lime has
not withered its side-splitting humor.
The performance was on the whole creditable, and judging from the continuous
meriimentuf the largo audience, well
tippreciated. A feature of tho evening
was lhe playing of the six piece orchestra
which iho cunpany m carries with
them. (Muoso Jaw, Swak. Times). This
company will appear at Cumberlaup, lily
20 21. Couitnay, 22, CnluuBay, 23change
of play at Cumberland  on  second ni^hi.
Everything cheaper at McLeods on
Saturday.
*' Putting i ff advertising," says a writer
iu Primers' Ink, "is putting < ff it deht
lhat you one iu your hiitone-is. Kvery
day ihe interest mounts Kvery dny tn
cause of Mld-.il ooinpetitiou the dobi ht*
comes harder io meet " Many miii«*dvi i-
istsrs ini doulit poHpoU'.> the debt tattle*
ment of this obligHtioii because tliey do
not realize how cutty it is ro disclnoue r
n mnall   instalment.   The little "ail" n
he daily newspaper leadi ly grudual
tnd convenient stages tu the h>lf'pag<
and full-page sptead, paying its own way
ts it grows.   The hit; advertiser of tu-d*y
aeg mio 11 at the beginning. The suc-
ceess they Imve achieved is open to merchants of vory mod rate capital who haek
up braii,a and energy with advetising.
The
Corner Store
On Saturday, July 16th, we start a
SPECIAL SALE FOR 8 DAYS ONLY
Everything in the Store will be reduced
in the following departments:
Men's and Boy's Clothing. Boots and Shoes, Hats
and Caps, Shirts and Ties
Ladies' and Children's Underwear, Hosiery, Dress
Goods and Dry Goods
Come early nnd see our Stock, and remomber the
prices we are offering will be for
8   DAYS   ONLY
J. N. McLeod
C. H. TARBELL
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
etc.
AGENTS    FOR:
|The  McClary   Manufactuing  Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
—
\a
Furniellt'il Kuhiiir tn Let, upjmmto tlm
Hospital.
Wanted—Three Yuutiff Plus ; maid prfci-'.
ami   ii'iiticulHrh.     T. A.   L,   Smith,
Hornby Inland, jll)
Two Light Draft Ti'Riim, weight »biiut
HOOIbi. Apply ShopUnd Bron.,
Httudwick. jll
Pur Si.lc-D Milk Com and :l Holfem
<|i])ly II S. I'ortouB, HuiiUhIi.u,
Cnurtuimy. jl8
8  H ll. il   llniisii   Hml D nil.. Lot fnr
S»ln. c'ie»p; nr  will  rent furniaberi
Mn. Rue.
Found—Silver Broootl, engraved witli
initials " M H." Owner may nlitain
aame by calling al thia . IHm and pay
ii g fur this advert iai'iuont.
Everything cheaper at  McLuoda   on
Saturday.
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in nil kinds of Good
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pihener Beer
Autos for Hire
and
Motor Launches on the Lake
Turiua ruaanhablu. 1'llotiu US.
DEN-TON   &   ANDERSON
k in
Aider Lai Coosipient of h
Hit
Dressers Sand  Stands ranging from 865 to S15.
Sideboards " "    S50toS20.
A Large Assortment of Chairs and  Rockera
New Styles
Extension Tables from 810 up
We carry a Choice  Selection of Wall Papers
and Linoleums
*«,
The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON       Cumberland, B.i
Pilsener Beep
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
=s=~=Best on the Coasts
Pilsener Brewing Co.,    Cumberland, B.C.
Try a bottle of Eklerweiss Cream
for Sunburns and Roughness
of the Skin
We have a Full Stuck of Nyal's Remedies, which
arc always reliable   ■   ■   ■   ■    Ask for Nyal's
I The Rest and Cheapest Supply of Brushes, Combs
and Toilet Articles    :     :     :     ;     Give us a call
A. H. PEACEY
Repairing*, Cleaning- and Pressing
Cumberland Tailor
Li
S. ISAKA, Proprietor
'    Aitrl    I1a«t«'
to
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland, B.C. J9 THE [SLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
That Reminds Ne
Apply Zam-Buk to all
woundi and tores and yoo
will beiurprised how quickly
it (tops the smarting and
brings case. It coven the
wound with a layer of protective balm, kills all poison
ffnu (toady lo the wound, and
prercnta othen utcrisf. Ita rich
healing herbal suttscsa then build
up irom the bottom, Iftth thauel
and lo a wocdcrfally abort time
the wound b healed I
Zem Bok'i popularity tattled en merit
ImiuiloBi net tr week cut—, fie ture ead
let Ui. ml thing. "ZaB-Buk" la printed
oa every peok.t ot the genuine. Befuee
all othen, 60c ell druafiete end atone of
Zam-Buk Co., Toronto. r
fcMBUK
r     i
Th-rr I . nn cn=r> no nVl or —~""~
budtL-i nu wm mn Kuarnnteo
Flemings
Spavin  and   Ringbone   Paste .
to remove the liimpiiOH  im!  mnku tha
Ur.iM-tt ,,...111.!.    Mi,IK. t.-fim,if.|  if Hover
Calf IUtya>a*eiiiid   ni t .thi aJS-mlnuta
Fleming's
Vcterjne
Miwlv.
v.lii,    no
bletoUlu
iih tmti
i st.Pocket
Adviser
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n,;:\i.vi UK4I8., Ohemtitii
13 -hurcli ittrue.,    Toronto, Ont
ASTRONOMER — "Wouldn't    yoa
Ilka to take u look through tils
telescope nt tho comol I discover-
od lho other dayt"
Second Astronomer—"No, thanks,  l1
onlv look at. lily own comets.
a . *
ri .111)V wore looking at. a I'liiuotis col-
JL lection nnd Imd stopped in tronl of
a "Portrait of u l.ndv." "Why,
that's it Rembran dtl" delightedly ox-
ihiiincd Mrs. Upsonic. "I'm not so
sure about tbat," s-tiil Mrs. Qaswellj
bringing ber lorgnette to bear upon it.
■•ll looks to mo more like n Merry
Widow."
A DISTINGUISHED foreigner visiting Epsora Downs in Tlinckoray's
company noticed mnny men
dressed ns sailors who were not, to native and experienced eyes, the reul ur-
tlcle. ".\b," suid the visitor, "these
ure, I suppose, whut you call your British lurs." "Oh, no," replied Thackeray, "Only EpSOlll suits."
...
AN Irishman visited u tuberculosis
exhibit,    whero   lungs   in    both
healthy  uud  diseased   conditions
were displayed preserved in glass jars.
Aftor  eiiref'ully   studying  ono  marked
"Cured tuberculosis lung." ho turned
j to tho pliyisieiuu und snid:  "Perhaps
it's because Oi'm Irish, but if yo cured
th' patient how tli' devil could yc have
his lung iu a boltle?"
.   .   .
TIIE elevator conductor of a tall office building, noticing that the
colored janitor lind ridden up with
him several times that morning, r
marked: "Wain, this is the fifth time I
have taken you up, but you have not
come down with ine." "Well, you see,"
Sam replied, "An boen wusliin' windows ou de 'leventh floor, and every
now and ugin Ah misses mail hold and
falls out."
AN Irish politician had just returned
from a trip abroad. A friend met
him and iuquirodi "Did you have
a line time, .Mike?" "Of course 1 did,"
"Did vou visit lhe theatres iu Paris?"
"Sure, I saw all the plays." -'And did
vou go to the eufesr" "Sure, I. wus in
nil of 'em." "Well, tell mc. Mike, and
did ye see nnv 'pomines de terre't"
"N'o. I had the wife with me all  the
sin
Special Offer of
HAVANA
CIGARS
HAVE you any ol
thc landlord.
Idren?" demanded
'Ye*.'' roplled the would-be
tenant solemnly, ''six—nit in tho cemetery,*"
"Bettor thore Hum hen-," said the
landlord consolingly; and proceeded ut
exocuto the desired loase.
In duo tiiiif the chlldron returned
from lln- cemetery, whither thoy hnd
been Bonl to piny.
rp NOMAS A. EDISON was discussing
with ii roporter a eiilit-ism of hi
irnge battery. "T
riticism  is very laudatory," ho said,
As   mi   introductory    tent  i
mid (or ii limited time only.
\vt.   will   solid  you  a  box  of
I!:, ^LSd^S I"b»' if '* "'" "PR"?1'0 ofatiaaMa. It
will »liln thom all ciiargus [ really makes mo think til a dialogue i
linirl—direct tu your Uoiiii'—
[Gt  Ilium  fresh—cither
m
in ild, medium or itrong, and
thoy conic to you rich, mellow and mild, mnde of the
Hnest Havana tobacco, rolled into cigari that are
mustornicces.
La Directo
Box of 60, direct, $2.40
If bought in the usual
_ way, 50 cigars rb k'""1 us
our I.n Directo would co8t
you JO.QO. Among the
millions ui olgars s'dd. there
nre it groat tunny which do
not come up to tha claims
made for them. To proVO
the merit of our cigATB, wo
propose putting our La Directo to tho test, and you.
Mr. Smoker, ure to be thu
judge.
We guarantse absolutely
id refund yuur money if you
(Ind a Bingle Lift Directo different from our guarantee.
Send ub 82.-10 for 3 Box of
50 I.ft Directo Clears, stating whether you wish mild.
medium or strong.
Cigars    direct    by    mail
ROSS LEWIS
CIGAR CO.
Oflices—
_i  Kinga HaU,  Montreal
NORAH had boon guilty of what was
considered an indiscretion, so the
•thohousi
once heard in » museum. Two youn
men stood gazing ;it a mummy. 'What
makes him look BO brown and driodup
like, nil the nay through, Bill*" the
first young man asked. Bill replied with
this scientific information: *ln them
days. George, thoy took tho blokes they
killed in battle ami kippered 'om for export to tlio cannibal trade.' "
IT was married men's night at the revival meeting.
"Let all you husbands who have
trouble on your mind stand up!" shouted the emotional preacher at the height
of his spasm.
Instantly  every  man  in  the church
rose tn his feot except one,
"Ah!" exclaimed the preacher, peering out ut the loue sitter, who occupied
a chair near tho door apart from tho
others, ' 'you aro one in a million.
"it ain't that," piped back this one
helplessly, as tho rost of the congregation turned to gaze suspiciously at hiin.
•| can't get up—I'm paralyzed.'*
A STORY about Robert Louis Steveu-
soti uot generally known is told
by Mrs. Stevenson's grandson,
Austin Strong. Wheu Mr. Strong was a
littlo chap Mr. Stevonson liked to sit
propped up In bed to watch him at play
in the next: ctftmi. And often it happened that the bigger of the two would
make suggestions for the make-believe
games, and insist that thoy bo carried
on, too. *>no day Austin had arranged
'onio chairs in a row, playing lhat they
wero ships, and he, standing ou the
"step the carpet." "If such a thing j front, was the captain. Por a long
occurs again, Norah," snid the mistress, i time he proudly walked tho dork of hifl
"I shall have to gel another servant! " \ vessel, encountered pirates and weather
Atel Norah said: "I wish yer would— od all kinds of storms until he felt the
there's easily enough work for two of floor positively heave under his foet.
u-''' ! Mr. Stevenson looked ou in perfect al-
*    *    * ] lonce,    but    complete     absorption,    no
SENATOR rA POLLETTE wns talk- doubt   playing  tho   whole  thing  much
ing  of  a   notorious  financier  tho; tlio harder of the two.    Finally Austin
^filg
AGIGAE shop man for many years
employed iu Now York not so
far from Mark Twain's homo iu
Fifth Avenue, was talking of the humorist, "llo used to be a remarkable
smoker," ha said, "bnt 1 don't think
he had any taste to enjoy the best tobacco. Again and again 1 havo seen
him buy some of the most villainous
cigars that woro ever built. Wo did
stop him ouce though, with some goods
with which we had beeu stuck. Theso
cigars had attractive labels and a Spanish name, but they wero unspeakable
when they began to bum. One day Mr.
Clemens bought a pocketful and wout
off, The aext time ho camo iu I nsked
him what he thought of the cigar—
naming the brand. ' Young man, ' he
Baid, 'thoy smoked like a clergyman's
discarded   habits.' "
MASTERPIECES WRITTEN IN
HASTE
IN one year Drydeu produced four of
his greatest works, "Absalom and
Achitophel," "The Medal," "The
Roliglo Latei, nnd "Mac Plocknoe."
lie was only six months in writing
"The Hind and Panther," threo years
ia translating the whole of "Yorgil,"
uud twelve mornings in composing his
"Parallel between Poetry and Painting." The original draft of "Alexander's Feast" was struck off at a single
sitting,
Dr. Johnson's "Kasseias" was written in a single week to defray tho expenses of his mother's funeral, Dr.
Johnson frequently indulged, however.
In extensive rewritting.
Sir Walter Scott's rapidity is one of
tlte marvels of literature, lie wrote
literally as fast as the pen eould mov
and when he dictated, his amanuensis
eould scarcely keep pace with him. The
original manuscripts of the "Waverley
Novels" may still be seen. Thoy are
frequently for many pages undeformed
by a single blot.
* William Bockf ord 's ' * Vathek'' was
completed by tlio unbroken exertion of
three whole days and two whole nights,
the author supporting himself during
his unnatural vigil by copious drafts of
Winej and what adds to the wonder is
that the work was written in French.
Steele and Fielding wroto many of
tliolr essays while the press was waiting.
Johnson, like Gibbon, wrote at first
with labor, but afterward found that,
with practise, a stately aud highly finished stylo emtio us naturally as ordinary expression comes to ordinary people.
Forty-eight octavo pages of the "Life
of Savage," u singularly polished work,
wore completed Ut a sitting, and the
"Lives of the Poets" cost him no more
trouble than a slipshod article eosts a
professional journalist.
Ben .lonson tolls us he wrote "The
Alchemist" in six weeks; Ponelon, that
1 'Tolomnque" wns produced iu three
mouths.
The most portontous example of literary fecundity un record is beyond question to be found in the person of Lope
do Yega. llo thought nothing of writing a play iu a couple of days, a light
farce in. an hour or two, and in the
course of his life he furnished the stage
of Spain with upward of two thousand
original dramas. Nullum calculates
that this extraordinary man was tho
author of at least 21,300,000 lines.
machines, vacuum cleaners, etc., can all
be driven in turn by this electric servant, and at the minimum of expense.
The cost of electric energy is half a
cent per hour actual working time; and
wheu it is finished witli, the motor is
packed in a box and stowed away.
Householders already using electric
light will tind- this little apparatus of
great value, nail it will be found to be
a successful solution of the probJoni ot
act omplislling distasteful work in a
highly satisfactory manner in tho minimum of time.
With the Horses
other day: "lie got rather a sot
back in a talk he had last session with
nne of !.j* auditor?, ' Money?' he said.
'Bull!   Tlo'io uie   thoUHUUda  of  way?, of
got tired of his vessel, climbed off his
chair and began walking across the
room to somo object which had attract
"il his Interest,   This was too much for
■ ._- money,' Ves, be* only one his undo. Still deep in the game, Mr.
1 .-no-) win.' our mnn remarked, 'Whnl Stevenson roso in his sick bod and
v u-_ '. Umi " ■■ | thought you wmildu'f shouted oxcitedly at the recalcitrant sea
! now  it,* was t!i>'  !-M>!;.." 'captain, "Swim, (1——■ you; swim!"
OLD6HUM
Cigarettes
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THE ELECTRIC "MARY ANN"
"VTUMKROUS efforts have been made
.Ll to popularize the utilization of
electric power iu tho house; and
although small, serviceable, and reliable
motors hnve been devised for the driving of ihe knife-cleaner, the mincer,
colFee-mill, and whnt not, the main
drawback has boen that each machine
required its own motor, which became
u fixed attachment. It is apareut that
under such circumstances the cosf of
fitting electric motors to tho various
domestic machines iu au average household would be somewhat prohibitive.
This risadvautago, however, has been
ingeniously and successfully overcome
by tho production of the electric "-Mury
'Ann," which is the invention of a well-
known consulting electrical engineer,
Mr. li. liorluso .Matthews, A.M.Inst.C.E.
This machine comprises an electric
motor which ean be attached aud detached from any uplianco in the house
within a fow seconds, and, weighing
only seventeen pounds complete, while
it is uo more bulky than a typewriter,
can be easily carried from room to room
as required. The motor is small, strongly built to withstand rough wear, and
so designed as to prevent breakdown.
'J'ho motor is fitted wilu a counter-
weighted projecting arm which curies
a huge pulley, (tn the inner side of the
shaft of this hitter is mounted a small
drum, and a belt passes over the largo
pulley aud a small one mounted direct
on the motor-shttft. In addition thore
is a large, light rim-whcol which is attached to the [(articular machine to be
operated. For instance, say a knife-
idea ner is tu be electrically driven. The
wing-nut on its shaft is released, the detachable rim wheel placed on the shaft,
and tho nut replaced. The knife-cleaner
is (damped firmly in position in stud) a
way that the rim-wheel comes into con-
tnct with the drum on tho shaft of the
outer motor-pulley. When tho motor
is set in motion tho rotary action of the
fit)Mi' vis transmitted to the wheel on
the knlfe-cloanor by friction-drive, If
a coffee-mtl) or mincer is to ho used the
rim-wheel is similarly set in position.
Tho uttachment and detachment take
only a few seconds, and by electric
power what is generally regarded as an
arduous, protructed tnsk is achieved
with ease and no physical effort iu a
fow seconds. The motor is fitted with a
switch, a short length of flexible wire,
and a plug. All that is necessary is to
withdraw OU electric lamp from its
holder am] insert tin* plug, switching on
ami oil' as required. The motor will
drive any machine in the houso that is
ordinarily turned by hand, and the list
of such appliances runs well into fifty.
It can be adapted to tho cleaning of
tjratov, hootP, and silver-plate. For this
work there is provided a short flexible
shaft, coupled to the shaft of the motor
and fitted with a polishing bob on tho
oulor end. In cleaning, it i^ only necessary to pass tlu? bob over the surface
to bo cleaned, and the high speed at
which the bob revolves accomplishes the
cleaning operation in a few seconds.
Rotary washing tubs, wringers, sewing
An addition to rule 7- is an exceedingly strong one and puts a heavy responsibility upon every trainer ami
driver. It is evidently meant as nn
extra guard against ringing or driving
suspended ami expelled horses. The
terms are very explicit:
"A driver or rider shall not drive or
ride a horse ia a race without personal
knowledge as to the eligibility of tho
horso to compete in said contest. A
driver or rider violating this rule shall
be subject to the penalty, if any. that
follows the horso, except whore the
driver or rider is substituted or appoint
ed by the judges."
We have our doubts as to whether it
is fair to put the whole responsibility
on the driver, but in the absence of a
compulsory registration law desperate
diseases require desperate remedies, and
this is certainly one which will have its
effect.
Then comes the famous nnti hopple
rule which, if trainers, ownors and
breeders will all unite to support, will
in tive years gel rid of the evil iiml
double the vmljjQ of every unhoppled
pacer ou the track. So far as tho breeders aro concerned, Ihey should not only
support tho new rule, but strictly instruct thoir t rut nets not to uso the
straps. No great pacer who mado a record with tho aid of hopples was ever
sold at a good figure. If he is a stallion it is fatal, it' a mare, equally bad,
for no fanatic has ever yet beeu bold enough to assort that you eould transmit
artificially manufactured speed. As for
the geldings they nre simply worthless
when their racing days are over. Fortunately lhe prejudice against natural
pacers has passed away. Twenty years
ago the gentleman amateur did not care
to drive a pacer. Now they are popular
as roadsters nnd hob!  their own on ull
the speedways of tht ntiiient, but tho
si rapped section is severely ignored.
They .no simply artificial gambling machines and when thoy have gone to their
limit, they can finish a miserable existence iu a delivery wagon or a peddler's
carl, 'I'he rule is short, gradual, but far
teaching and if tho delegates are true to
their own interests it will pass.
"Hopples shull not be used in races
or performances against, time on two-
year-olds in 1910, or throe-year-olds or
undor in 1011; on four yenr olds or under in LOIS; on five-vear-olds or under
in 1013; or on six-vear-idds or under iu
UHI, aftor which date hopples ure bar-
rod. ''
Hule 77—Amend ride so as to read:
' Ni» horse shall wear hopples in u
... e unless he starts in the same in the
first heat, aad having so started, he shall
ntinuo to wenr them to the finish of
the race; and any person found guilty
removing or altering a horse's hnp-
,.i,s during a race for the purpose of
fraud' shall be suspended or expelled.
Any horse habitually wearing hopples
shall uot be permitted to start in a race
without them, except by permission of
the judges."
If tho avorugo trainer will only get
ovor his scare ho will soo that he lias
five years to get rid of the straps. Ther*
aro few owners or trainers who have
two-year-old pacers and tho purses tire
fow and small. The two-year-olds till
start with an equal chance, and though
three-year-olds are allowed to use them
this year, thoy cannot do so next, so
that they would bo foolish to try and
develop them in that way. The whole
question resolves itself into whether the
trainers and racing secretaries will realize that there will be just as many pac
ers or aiore probably in tive years from
now as there aro at proseut, aud that
though the straps may ho absent and the
time made may not be quite as fast,
there will be as many purses oll'ered and
just as good racing. If there is a train
er who is so devoid of ability that ho
can only get speed by the tud of the
straps, he is unworthy of the business,
aad if the great sport of liglit harness
racing is to he controlled by a small tail
attached to a strap, the breeders will
have to govern themselves accordingly,
That hopples are a potent sourco of
fraud or can be nmde such is shnwn bv
amended rule 77, which insists that If
a horso starts iu hopples ho shall wear
them to tho finish, and they shall not bc
removed or altered, nor shall a horse
which usually wears them bo allowed to
start without them except by permission
of the judges. This rule alone is suflic-
ioi't for their condemnation when ;i
slight manipulation V»f the straps can
produce victory or defeat. The race
censes to depend upon natural speed and
the driver's ability, bat is determined
by the harness. Why not give the purse
to the maker of the straps? This is an
extreme view of the case, hut it iu
equally true. We sincerely hope thnt
congress will at least pass the rule aud
seo how it. works for two years. By that
time both trainers and the secretaries
of smnll associations will have got over
the scare and will realize that the new
rule is better for nil parties.
As to the duration of races, rule Hit
as amended reads as follows, and so fains two ia three, races are concerned, it
isa highlj important one. It says:
"Unless otherwise expressly siuted in
the published conditions, in ull races
of mile  heats,  best  two in  three, the
race must  not   bt utinued  after the
end of tho third neat; and in all races of
mile heats, best three ia tive, the race
must, not be continued after the end
uf the fifth heat. In such cases the pre
miums shall be awarded in accordance
with the positions in the summary at the
close of tho last heat; except* in the
event, of a tie for tirsl money or where
two horses have won au equal number of
heats, in which event the race must con
tiiiuo for the heat winners or horses tied
until ouo horse has won two heals in a
"hest two in throe" race, or throe heat;
in a besl "three iu five race."
This is un important alteration. The
rule is peculiar. It first, slates that in
a two iu throe race that it must finish
with the third heat, and then later on
says that a horse must win two heals.
It does not state that lho third heat is
limited to the two winners of the pre
vious heats, and if in :\ third heat a
new winner turns up, what thon? It also
throws out the ohl five-heat system, as
if two horses have two heats each to
their ct'edil, they must go another heat,
There are other small alterations !•
tho rules of a very minor charncler, bul
takon in the aggrogato, thev represent
a substantial advance. 'ihe iooding
minds of the association are al the head
of the column, but they are well awaro
of the fact that it is impossible to advaace very far beyond the opinion of
the interests involved. The secretaries
would like to do all they could to ole
vate the sport, but ninety per conl. of
thom are faco to face with the problem
of how to muke their meetings pan oul
even. They are hungry for entries, for
they know full well that a large proportion of llie purses must come from Ihem.
While we all havo our ideals, they are
seldom obtained quickly and tho* only!
consolation wo have is that with each
year we seo an upward tendency ia tho
growth und management of tho sport,
THE RADIOACTIVITY OF SNOW    j
rtlHERE has recently'been published]
X in Paris a resume of the results
obtained by French scientists from i
their study of tho radioactivity of thej
snow that' fell at Boulogne during thej
past winter. It has been known since!
1904 lhat newly fallen snow is radioactive, but the'subject has not before
been so fully examined.
The investigators announce lhat snow '
quickly gathered after its descent to thel
earth is highly radioactive. Radioactivity disappears almost entirely after
the lapse of two hours, however. Snow
which has fallen on the soil appears to |
retain  iis radioactivity a little longer
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VOL. 1
WEEKLY EDITION
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THE BEST ON EARTH
Some years ago, the late Professor Rowland, ol* Johns Hopkins University,
testifying in a ease involving the Cataract Tower Company, in answer to a
question on cross examination as to who. in his opinion." was the greatest
American scientist, replied, "1 am."
Aftor leaving the court room ono of the lawyers ventured to criticise
the answer for its effect upon the jury, whereupon Rowland exclaimed;
"Well, what else could I say?   Wasn't I undor onth?"
There are two kinds of swelled head. One of thom is inflated with hot
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Modesty prevents us from placing ourselves in our correct class, but
thore nro thousands to whom we ean refer yoa for a true estimate of the
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"THE  BUCK-EYE" THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
A
The Dash for Canada
(Prom the Narrative of Mr. David Stuart, TiOte Royal Canadian Rifles)
I WAS escorting ammunition from
Kingston to New London when I
heard of the intention of a host of
(Uncontented Fenians to steal Canada—
for that was what their eruzy plot
amounted to. Thut terrible war botweou
the Northern and Southern States was
ended, uud it let looso thousands of
Irishmen, who hml served both sides
and wanted to keep their lighting hand
in. They had nothing useful to do, aud
plenty of time to do it in; and you
knew how inevitably such malcontents
go wroug.
On the march, wo used to talk a good
deal about the trouble which was browing, hut I never took it seriously. 1
kuew, from experience at the A hna,
Balaclava, ami Inkerman, what real war
was, anil was well aware, from hearsay,
wbat thit lierce American battles hud
meant. I eould not imagine that oven
reckless Irish then would be qulto so mad
us t« itl tempi the impossible, which was
to swoop mi Canada uud wrest tho country from the British troops who, iu those
days, were kept there iu enusideruhle
force.
There was serious trouble threatening, for ubout ten thousand volunteers
were culled mil iu I'uuuilu, while it was
reported thai ia the United States the
Fenians were growing to such ttU onov
tmius extent thai they had to bo numbered by tht> hundred thousand.
I hoard of tboso uud other tilings} but
they tlid uot interfere wtth my night 's
rest. I marched and smoked and laughed and chatted with the best, ami laughed all the more merrily when 1 was told
that the t'Vninns wore going to raid the
vast continent and. tako aud keep it.
The thing seemed ttio mad oven to be
thought of, aud one of the hopeless
schemes thut no human being could
take seriously; yet it- was actually attempted, und, like a thunderbolt, we got
tho order to go ou active service, ami
make oar way as fust us wc could to a
place ou the Niagara Kiver, opposite
Buffalo, which we always called Pigeon
Hill, hut tho real name of which wus
Fort Erie.
I was attached to the 60th Rifles, and
we wore hurried up to Pigeon Hill. We
weit by way of Niagara Fulls, which, in
thoso days, were very ditl'erent from
what they are now, I fancy, when they
have been spoilt ami disfigured by the
electric power-stations; but wonderful
as the cataract and the falls ant) rapids
arc, there were not many of us who talked much about them, or spent timo in
looking at them. Wo were too keenly
interested in our expected lighting to
trouble about the marvels and beauties
of suture.
It was a hard rush, aud 1 was glad
when it was over ami there was a chance
of doing a real soldier's work, which is
fighting. 1 did not suppose that it
would he anything like tackling the Rub-
aims, and it was not; yet the business
was exciting enough when it began, for
the Feaians were in dead earnest—and
a* were we. They had uo such thing
ae military discipline or real training
amongst them. If they had had oven
one capable commander they would never have gone about their business as
they did, because no so no soldier would
have allowed a mere nibble ut pit themselves against trained British troops,
ninny of whom, like myself, hnd learnt
their trade iu one of the most terrible
of recent wars.
In addition to the infantry, thero was
M Pigeon Hill the "B" buttery of tho
Royal Horse Artillery. They had
smooth bore, light field-pieces, which
were fine weapons of their sort; but not
to be compared with tho deadly guns of
today. If one modern gun, with its
power of quick firing, had been at work,
■ot a soul amongst the raiders would
have escaped
Being on the bunk of the river, we
had, of course, a great advantage over
the enemy, who, true to their principle
of doing a wrong thing in the worst possible way, meant to assault us, not by
land, but by wnter—and that wuter a
ewi ft ly -flowing stream. Their idea was
to come down to us in barges, land, attack us, kill us of drive us away, and
eater into victorious possession of Canada. Did you ever hear of anything so
foolish f And can you wonder that the
end was what it proved to bet (I am
dealing now with what happened to the
force to wbicb I belonged. There was
another column, of Canadian Militia,
which came into collision witb the Fen-
inns, the result being a fairly heavy loss
of life.)
I bad Been som.1 amazing things in tbe
Crimea, but never anything so astound
ing as the sight I saw when, that fine
June morning in 186(1, bargeloads full of
Fenians came down Niagara River to
attack Fort Pigeon. Tbe craft were
very much like those you see on the
Thames—grain barges, which were thou
in common use on the American lakes.
Tbe river was ubout as wide as the
Thames at London Bridge, only with a
very much swifter sweep of the tide. To
the best of my recollection the barges
were towed by tugs.
They were packed with men, and with
mich men, ton! I saw thom clearly from
tbe fort, and had a good denl to do with
them afterwards. I should say there
were a dozen or more barges, antl each
held a hundred or a hundred und fifty
men. They were old nnd young—but.
poor, ignorant, deluded wretches, who
didn't know a bee from a bull's font.
Some nf them were old men who ought
to have known better; but they had
been led astray by agitators und mis
chief-mongers, the sort nf people who
always want what other people have got.
and to stick to their own possessions as
well. Borne of the Fenians were in a
sort of green uniform, but tho majority
were dressed in ordinary clothes. They
had rifles and shot-guns and old blunderbusses, but I don't remember seeing any
•words or bayonets amongst them.
On came the bnrges with their would-
be warriors, exposed to any fire that we
in Fort Pigeon, tbree thousand seasoned
British troops, cared to pour into them.
The sight was pititful to look at, especially to me who had seen so much of tho
horrors of battle, and knew what n
butchery -an engagement would be. 1
was sure that a good many or the
Fenians were veteran soldiers—becnuse
the American war had given them a
good training, but I knew also that
there would be a great number of fool-
Mi, Inexperienced young fellows who
would be quaking ia their shoes, iu the
bargos, and praying for the fight to be
ovor; if, indeed, they wero not earnestly
hoping that it would never start. I
daresay they wore beginning to think it
was ouo thing to burn and devastate
farms, as thoy had done, and another to
tight the soldiers of the Queen. They
had committed some wicked outrages iu
tho country, whero they had helped
themselves to horses and vohiclos, und
had killed a farmer who objected, naturally onough, to their robbery of bis pos-
Our guns were trained on tho bargos,
and nur rifles were loaded. Surely, 1
thought, tho deluded creatures would not
continue their attempt; surely, oven nt
the last, they would turn and fly and
save their skins. 1 hoped and longed
umi pitied vainly, for thoy came on to
the tragic ami miserable oml.
Then for an hour or so, I looked nn
as hot a bit of work as any man could
wish to see, for the Hold-guns boomed
ami tho British snipers snapped from
the land] wlltlO•from Niagara Kiver
camo iho fusillade nf tho poor gas-pipits
of the Fenians, mingled with their yells
ami the cries of the wounded, as lliey
trlod to get their clumsy craft to the
shore ami land for an assault.
One incident stands out vory clearly
in my mi ml, now that 1 am talking
again of the raid, lt was one of the
most extraordinary features of the
whole amusing business,
The Fenians wero advancing to the
si ruins of bagpipes!
I hoard tho swirl of them, ami I saw
the piper—a man, doubtless an Irishman, iu full Highland cost ume, kilt and
sporran ami all, keeping his own spirits
up ami inspiring his companions with u
tune, i saw him qulto clearly, ami
heard tho pipes distinctly. 1 believe it
was "The Campbells are Gomlu' " that
he played. Well, they caino, and if they
really wore Campbells they went a grout
donl faster than thoy came. That was
the lirst and last 1 saw of the piper in
the barge, for almost instantly the flight
began. I believe tho kilt flapped very
energetically against his bare knees as
ho bolted, llo must have got ashore
somehow nnd cut across country ami
escaped,
1 was a soldier ami had to do my
duty, wnich was to help to destroy the
raiders; but, believe uie, as far as I am
concerned, 1 never., shared in more
thankless or unwelcome work, becauso it
was more like murder than work. I had
met the grey, grim Russians time uftjjr
time—poor patient fellows many of
them were, too—and hud no compunction ubout shooting and bayoneting
them; but they were a natural sort of
enemy, being foreigners and trained sol
tliers, while thoso deluded raiders were
men who came from the same kingdom
worse. There wore the prisoners to collect ami look after, and send off to
Kingston Penitentiary, four or Ave bun
dred miles away, ami I was oue of the
soldiers who were told off for escort
duty.
The prisoners were put into eattle-
trucks, They wore crowded into thom,
sitting ami standing, ami doing the best
they Could to muke themselves comfortable for a horrible journey, which lusted
two days aad two nights'. We had disarmed the Fenians, and mounted guard
with loaded rifles, but they woro quiet
enough on the journey, and mnde no attempt either to escape of overpower u .
L think by that timo they had come to
see how foolish they had beon. They
wero thankful for any fond or drink wo
gave them, ami blessetl and re-blessed
us when two or threo men of the escort
managed to give tbem a nip of whisky.
That sounds charitable, doesn't itf
I am now talking of tho old Canadian
rye product—the true fire-water which
could be bought for a shilling a quart.
It was cheap and very nasty, but it
cheered them up a lot. Vou say tbat
they don't give you rye whisky in America or Canada now for a shilling a
quart, or anything like it? Well, 1 dare
say not; but there it was in my time
aud often enough 1 hud it at tho price,
too. 1 huve long ago learned to have t
do without such luxuries as that, uud to
suffer pain ami make thu best of un obi
ago pension. Ah, well! 1 suppose there
is no help for it, und that the old soldier
is like a good many more ohl things—
forgotten. However, I must go ahead
with my story.
The wildest men amongst the prisoners t had anything to tlo with were
about hnlf-ti-do/.cn dare-devil Irish ex
ohliers, who had served during the Civil
Wnr; but they got their spirits tamed
a uood deal by eighteen months of hard
labor in the penitentiary, I was thankful when the miserable railway journey
was ended, and the trucks were cleared
of their wretched human freight. I am
sure that, after such an experience on
the track, they were glad to go oven to
gaol, although they soon got tired of
sawing wood, and doing similar work, 1
was one of the military guard at tho
prison—wo hud to find twenty men n
day for guard—and weary, monotonous
work it was, although the actual cunt roi
of the prisoners was in the hands of the
warders, who hud loaded rifles.
1 got to know Colonel Lynch very well
by sight, and, of course, I became intensely interested in him. He picked
Up very quickly after his capture, and
l often watched him carrying old boots
under his arm, which ho was taking to
mend. That was tho sort of work ho
was put to do when it hnd been decided
that ho should not bo hanged. He was
a very smart-looking man, with black
side whiskers, ami bad got his rank
from, I believe, the American Army. I
hnd a good deal of sparo time on my
hands, and was forced tn fill it iu some
how. I nm afraid I took advantage of
the fact that the Colonel was a prisoner
in gaol, while I wns a free British sol
dier, or it may be that I found the sen
try-go dendly dull and tiring. Anyhow,
one day, when the Colonel was passing
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us myself, and spoke the same language
—not that I am Irish, mind you. I am
Scotch, and proud of it.
To do them justice, some of the Fen
ians struggled desperately to carry out
thir mad plot; but what could barges
full of men do on a swiftly-running
river and against trained, cool soldiers
on the land who had everything in their
favor and knew that victory was certain, although the cost might be a few
killed and woundedf
It was a confused, unreal sort of
battle—a merciless pounding from Fort
Pigeon and a hopeless and wild confusion and dispersing of the barges. 1
think thut many a gunuer, as he trained
his weapon, must have been merciful
at heart and seen that the shot went
wide purposely, because every barge
could so easily have boen sunk and
every mnn killed or drowned. But, you
see, the great object was to drive and
scatter and disperse the misguided creatures, and not to massacre them. There
were few, I think, amongst ub, just at
that timo, who were not surfeited with
the horrors of war, and who were not
anxious to save rather than to destroy.
But murder, as some people might consider the work of our guns and rifles,
or not, still the raiders weto guilty of
high treason, and we could not, and did
not, stop until nur pounding wus done
and the Fenians were either flying or
drowned or killed, or prisoners in nur
lands. When the fight was over, the
•here was dotted with dead or wounded
.■'eniuns, and thc flotilla of barges was
scattered und accounted for. I did not
■■oe uny of the raiders drowned, although
l was very near the river, but 1 was too
busy in other quarters to notice much or
to give nny help, even if it had been
wanted.
As sonn ns the fight .was over, I was
tnld off to guard the prisoners, of whom
ve had a great mnny. A strange, wild,
•xeited lot they looked, too, and none
nore striking thuu the head of them,
'olonel Lynch, lie wore a green uniform, nnd was very pule—well ho might
be, for he bad a melancholy prospect
beforo him. As a matter of fact, ho and
another ruling spirit, tho Rev. John McMahon, were found guilty of high treason and sentenced to death; but both
wero reprieved.
The march to Fort Pigeon and the
lighting there had been bad enough; but
tbe task that followed was infinitely
with his usual bundle of old boots, I
said:   "How do you like it, John!"
The Colonel never answered. He
gave me just one look and walked off
with his boots, while I got into serious
trouble with the warder fer addressing
a prisoner, because, of course, we were
strictly forbidden to speak to the raiders. They were generally employed in
tho yard, cutting up wood with a two-
handed saw, an arrangement which was
more comfortable for us than if the prisoners had axes and hammers and othor
weapons with which they might have
made a sudden attack upon us. But
with the warder's rifles and four or five
armed sentries around, the Fenians wero
quiet enough, although once or twice
tbey pretended to rise in revolt in the
prison; but that was only to torment us
by having the guard turned out.
The time came when the raiders were
released and wounded recovered. You
would have thougut that, after the lesson they bad learnt in '66, the Fenians
would have hesitated to try again to
swoop on Canada and steal the country;
but some people never get wisdom, nntl
the Fenians were remarkably lacking in
that quality. They planned their second
raid for the Queen's Birthday in 1870—■
May 84th—and some thousands of them
managed to make their way to the frontier, meaning to cross and liberate Irishmen and Ireland, as they put it; though
what they meant I don't quite know;
and I nm sure some nf the raiders themselves did not. They hnd taken their
firearms to pieces and smuggled them
through in boxes and in other ways, to
escape suspicion. They showed extraordinary ingenuity in getting their
weapons through; but, of course, the
country is vast and it was easier in
those dnys to do things of that sort
than it is now, and infinitely easier than
it would hnve been in any European
country.
Tho thing was planned so openly that
there was no renl secret about it, yet
people never seemed to believe that a
second raid would be attempted. They
could not credit the folly of tho agitators undertaking such a scheme after
the fnrcical fiasco of only four years
earlier; but, for nil that, the raiders
assembled, some of them biding in thc
woods nnd congregating in other lonely
places until tho signal for thq swoop
should bo given. ThiB time plonty of
money was available, and tho Fenians
hnd uniforms and about forty rounds of
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ammunition each for their rifles. A good
mnny French soldiers' caps had been
got together, and most of the Fenians
wore these, which reminded me of
French soldiers I hnd seen in the
Crimea.
It is strunge that in time of danger
so many people ure fascinated by the
chance of confronting it. There were
mnny who, although they kuew that
shots were certain to be fired, ami that
thero was a possiblity of serious trouble,
gathered together for the purpose of
witnessing whnt they called the fun;
but thoro were others, nnd plenty of
them, who got away us fust as they
could, and I saw all sorts of strange vehicles hurrying off as quickly as they
could travel, while folk who could not
raise wheels made the best use of their
legs. They flew in all directions; but
most of them, I think, favored American
territory, just over the frontier, feeling
safer under the Stars and Stripes, for
the time being, than under the Union
Jack. They were secure enough with
Cousin Jonathan, I know, for the American Government hnd shown in '(Id tbat
it would stand, no nonsense from mischief-mongers. They were about tired
of war and all its horrors, 1 think.
For the second time 1 looaed upon
tho Fenians advancing to the conquest
of Canada, but on this occasion I felt
little pity for them. I kuew they were
running their necks into trouble, and I
thought they deserved all they Wftre
likely to get. The old scbool of British
soldier didn't care to bo humbugged.
When he. was called out he expected to
get something for his pains, and that
was the feeling of the handful of Regulars who, with the Canadian Volunteers,
repelled the second Fenian raid.
The Fenians rushed from American to
British territory on the morning of May
25th, and you might have funeied, from
the frenzied cheers they gave and the
gallant fashion in which tbey advanced,
thnt they were going to wipe us out and
score a swift and easy victory. They]
had formed a sort of advance guard,
and before they started, one of their
generals had appealed to them to act
like true soldiers and to stand their
ground. They had sworn to obey him,
and, by way of showing tbeir enthusiasm, had uttered the ringing cheers
which 1 had beard as they rushed to the
assault
It is easy enough tn cheer, especially
under tbe influence of excitement nnd
drink, and when the enthusiasts are wild
Irishmen; but.it is different, indeed,
when tho cheers are followed by rifle
cracks which mean death or maiming.
Tho Fenian's rifles rattled. Bo did
ours. There was a lull in the cheering
antl a sudden halt in the advance, for a
general and a number of rank und file
bail been wounded and two of the raiders had been shot dead, lt needs a
veteran to hold his ground and keep his
courage up when he sees a comrade thud
to the earth, and knows that he will
never again answer tho roll-call—and
there were not many veterans left
nmongst tbe raiders. Tbere were a number of wild, Itarem -scarom young fellows witb nothing to lose and a good
deal to gain, who, perhaps, had never
looked on death in any shape or form—
certainly not on the field of battle.
The sight of death for tho first time
is generally rather a shock, and, as I
have snid, the Fenians had no discipline
to steady them.
The advance had been checked almost
as suddenly as it had been started; then,
so swiftly that even the oldest soldier
was amazed, it was seen that the raiders
had had enough, and that they wero retreating, lt was clear that tho swoop
on Canada was a failure, and thnt, for
the present, tho Dominion would remain
a part of tho British Empire.
The rout was complete, nnd I watched
the Fenians fly a good deal faster than
thoy had come. A good many of thom*
dispersed, scurrying off into the country
and, I daresay, getting back as quickly
und stealthily as possible to their homes
und work; but some were mude prisoners, though they were not, I think, vory
severely punished.
The second raid wns as miserable a
failure as the first, nnd one of the most
pitiful features of it was the burial at
night of a young fellow who was said to
bo a first-rate workman and the chief
support of his mother, who was a widow.
I fancy that, like a gond many more, he
joined the movement owing to a craving
for adventure nnd excitement. He was
dealt with just as, in the old days of
military service, d disgraced soldier was
treated. Tho buttons wero cut from his
uniform aud his accoutrements were
stripped off; then, when darkness was
settling over the sombre landscape, he
was buried, face downward, in n shallow
grave on some rising ground not far
from the main road along which he had
marched in the Mny morning, cheering
wildly and expecting victory.
We were thoroughly glnd when the
whole business was at an end for good
und nil. There is not much credit to be
gnined by trained soldiers from defeating a badly armed, badly-disciplined,
ond badly-led rabble; but the discomforts of campaigning arc identical
whether the fighting is hard, or whothor
the whole affair is a mere military promenade.
All the same, the Fenians were a very
real danger. It is easy enough for professional fighting men to despise an armed mob, but the tinned mob is apt to
prove very dangerous to a peaceful
population, and I have no doubt it
would havo gone hard with the inhabitants of Canada had there bcen no military force in the country to savo them
from the kind friends who wero so anxious to "liberate" them.
Sn I have no doubt that the inhabitants were exteremly pleased that we
were there to savo them from their
"friends."
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IN China bells have been made of
enormous weight. Nankin was anciently famous for the largeness of
its bells. At Peking there were seven
bells cast in thc reign of Xotilo, each
weighing one hundred and twenty thousand pounds. The sound of the largest
Chinese bell was very poor, owing to
its being struck with a piece of wood
instend of a metal clapper, A bell given
to the cathedral of Moscow by the Czar
(iodunof weighed 288,000 pounds, and
another given hy the Empress Ann,
probnbly the largest in the known
world, weighed 488,000 pounds. Tho
great bell at St. Paul's weighs between
11,000 ami 12,000 pounds, and is ten
feet iu diameter. On this bell is inscribed '' Richurd Phelps made me,
1710"; and Peter Cunningham, in his
" lliintl book for London,1' tells us that
it 'is nover used except fnr striking
of the hour, and for tolling at the
denthfl and funerals of any of the royal
family, the bishops of London, and,
should ho die in his mayoralty, the Lord
Mayor." Wo believe, however, that it
tolled at the funeral of Lord Nelson,
and at the deaths and funerals of the
Duke of Wellington and Dean Milmun.
"The larger part of the metal of which
it is made," tho same authority informs
us, "formed the celebrated 'Great Tom
of Westminster,' once in tho clock-
tower, Palace Yard, Westminster."
Although the famous "Big Ben" of
Westminster is not so large, its vibratory power is groater than that of any
other bell in the kingdom. Tho Great
Tom of Lincoln, cast in 18.1.1, weighs
12,000 pounds; tho Grent Tom at Ox
ford, 17,000 pounds. The great bell
cast in 1845 for York Minster, the
heaviest in the United Kingdom, weighs
upward of 12 tons, nr about 27,000
pounds. This last, though so much
heavier, is smaller than St. Paul's.
The same spirit which caused people
to build immense mnnastories, and dec
orate  churches,  induced  thom  to  vie
witb each other iu the size of their
bells. The number pt bells in every
church gave rise to the singular aud
curious architecture often found in the
campanile, or hell-tower. It was n constant apondngo of every parish-church
belonging to the Saxons, and is distinctly montlonod as such iu thc laws
of Atiielstna.
The custom of welcoming distinguished visitors, by a joyful peal is derived
froill very ancient days, when abbots,
emperors, kings, und bishops used to be
thus greeted.
The different uses of bells have given
rise to many poems, some of which are
inscribed in thfl bells themselves. Perhaps the finest is Schiller's "Die
Glocke," in which lie describes the casting of the bell nnd its uses.
Tho old inscriptions on bells are in
some cases of historical value. Certain
bells still remaining iu London have
historical notes—that, for instance, at
the top of the bell tower iu tho Tower,
which wns tolled ut the execution of
Lady Jane Grey, Anne Holeyn, and
other state prisoners; ami 'sounded
alarms of fires aad other calamities.
According to Huzlitt, the large kind
nf bells now used iu churches was invented by Pnulus, Bishop of Nola, in
Campania—whence tho Campann of the
lower Lutinity—some time in tho fourth
century. Two hundred years later they
seem to have been in general use in all
the churches. Before this time monks
were summoned from their cells at tho
hours of devotion by nipping on their
doors with n hummer. This hummer
was commonly designated ns the "night
signal," or the "wakening mallet." In
many of thc old English colleges, the so
called "Bible-clerk" still raps on the
door of every student with a heavy key
boforo sounding thc more modern summons by means of the chapel bell. In
the Jewish church the trumpet takes
the place of the boll. The Turks do not
permit the use of them at all. The
Greek Church, under Turkish domination, still follows the ancient custom of
using wooden boards, or iron plntes full
of holes, which thev knock with a mallet to call tho people to worship.
It was iu the beginning nf the fourteenth century that we find bells used
in lieu of clocks, nnd tho hours of the
dny ami night were divided and notified
by this process. A decree of the Venetian Council of Ten, dated I.'UO, orderod
"that uo person whatsoever shall be
suffered, without special license, to walk
abroad after the third bell of the
night."
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"V"OTlCE ia hereby given that exanii-
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under the provisinnti of the "Cowl Mines
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Examination      10 00
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stating that:—
(a.) If a candidate for First Class, that
he is a British subject and has hid at
least five years experiet ce in or about
the practical working of a coalmine, aud
is at least twenty-five years of age.
(b.) If a oandidate for Pecond Class,
that he has had at least five years experience in or about tha practical working of a coal-mine.
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"Are You Crazy?"
Or the Three Twins, Tom, Dick and Harry 16    PEOPLE    16
CUMBERLAND, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, JULY 20 AND 21. COURTENAY, FRIDAY, JULY 22.
Note.—Entire change of play at Cumberland on the second night
Watch for Band Concert
BAND AND ORCHESTRA
Nothing but Fun and Music
UNION BAY, SATURDAY, JULY 23.
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Afternoon and Evening
Prices—Reserved Seats at usual'priaes, $1.    General admission 75c,; Children, BOc.   Arrangements can be made for a dance afler performance and the music furnished by our superb
Orchestra of Six Pieces, reasonable,
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