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The Islander Feb 10, 1912

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Cur Spring Goods are tmw ar-
iving and wiii surpass hII previous ones, nut only as rugarda
i xtenaiveness . f assortments,
but as tn the attracivenesH nf
the values tbat we shall otter.
A Irtrtr" selection of Corset
C "i-i E.»il." t^er^o. j.Bt open
bd "lit Alf>ii -i aide tang* of
Cornet C. v.-rs of excellent
quality tuchniiau fni©,
Ko, I
Subscription price Jl.fiO per yaei-
A Pretty Wedding Solemnized in St. Andrew's Church.
A very pretty wedding was solemnized in St. Andrew's church, Sand
wick, on Tuesday, January 28d, when
Miss Margaret Blolim Carwithen,
youngi'st daughter of the lata Mr.
Reginald Terry Carwithen and of Mrs.
Carwithen. of Sandwick, was marital
to Mr. Pi H. Fraser Biscoe. of Courtenay, the Reverend J. X. Willeinitr officiating.
The church, which was prettily decorated, was filled to overflowing n
considerable time before the ceremony
was to commence.
The bride, who was given nwny by
her brother, Mr. G. \V. Terry Carwith
en, was charming in an elaborate dress
of cream silk, prettily trimmed with
gold braid and rich silk nil-over-all,
and a beautiful embroidered veil and
Orange blossoms and carried v shower
of white carnations and lillies of the
The bride was attended by two
bridesmaids, Miss Robina Dingwull
and Miss Lizzie McQuillan. The former was very pretty in a dress of white
net over blue silk, with a large picture
hat. Tho lal ter was also pretty in a
dress of pale blue voile, with a beaver
hat to match. Both biidesinaids car
ried shower boquets of pale pink cur-
nations aud woro pearl brooches, the
gift of the bridegroom. Mr. Smith,
of Nickrap, performed the duties of
best man in a most ablo maniinur.
The wedding march was plnyed by
Mr. U. Grieve during the signing of
the register. A sumptuous repast was
subsequently partaken of at the bride's
home, after whicli the bride and bridegroom left by automobile for Union
Bay en route to Victorin and southern
California, having received n hearty
send off by relations and friends and
amidst the Hi ing of guns and the noise
of other musical instruments usually
carried by chivan parties.
Mayor   John   N.  McLeod  and
Sehool Secretary T. H. Carey
Successful in Victoria.
fcAYWAltl) USD  DISTRICT, Dlntrlct ot Say
w.rd —Tnke notice that Edith Wilton
of Lythnm: Eng., occupation niarrid
w. man, intends to apply fur periniaiion
to purchase the following described lands
Commencing at a pest planted about
one hnlf mile E from south bunk of
Trout lake and about one mile south
from the must northerly end of Trout
lake, thence south 80 chains thence T.
40 chnins, thence N 80 chains, thence \V
40 chains to point of commencement
and continuing 320 acres more or le«s.
Dated Jsn. 11, 1912. Reginald Car
witheu, Agent.
Representing; The Geo. A. Fletcher Co.,
Nanaimo, B.O.
Orders 1. ft at T.E. Bate's Store prcmptlj
attended to.
Notary Public, Conveyancer. Etc.
FOK SALE-House. 5 rooms.    Price,
FOR SALE-House,   7   looms,   Piice,
(1,000.00. Terms cash
Apply, E. W. BIOKLE.
On to Oppose Sunk
Cumberland to Receive More Provincial Aid
in the Completion of its Modern, Up-
To-Date  Sewer  System.
The l'ythi-n Sisters will give a leap
year dance in Cumberland Hall on February 10, for the benellt of the Y. M. C,
£.   Tickets $1.60.   Extra lady 50c.
The new year opens auspiciously for Cumberland. Not
alone is there preparation for great activity, the expenditure
of much money in and around our city for the development of
our coal measures, our timber and the settlement of our land;
but to Cumberland itself comes a new $15,000 school building
to be known as public nnd high school. And there is money
forthcoming from the provincial government for the completion
of a modern up-to-date sewer system which was inaugurated
last year.
Mayor John N. McLeod and School Secretary Thomas H,
Carey, who had been sent as a committeo to Victoria by the
Council, are to be congratulated upon the succes of their mis
sion, and The Islander moves a vote of thanks to the gentlemen and to the council as well. The gentlemen themselves are
diffident, and want to pass the credit on to, or at least to attest
their very hearty appreciation of the assistance given them by
the Hon. M. Manson, our sitting member, and Mr. Robert
Grant, ex-member tor this district, as well as to acknowledge
the courtesy and consideration extended to them by Dr. Young
Minister of Finance, and Mr. A. Robinson, Supt, of Education.
Nevertheless, we of Cumberland are indebted to Messrs, McLeod and Carey and can heartily say, ''Well done."
Our new building will be a handsome structure with concrete foundation, will contain four rooms, completely furnished
with all modern conveniences, furnace-heated, and sanitary
throughout. It is probable that but two rooms will be used
for awhile, but with Cumberland growing as rapidly as |it did
last year and bids fair to do this year, it will be but a short
tiims until the new building will be used to its capacity. It
will give the new board of trustees an opportunity to effect at
least a partial solution of the problem of the seggregation of
thie Chinese. This problem must, sooner or later be brought
home to the people of Canada, and is a knotty one.
The item of the new school building will be presented in
estimates for the new fiscal year, which means that in April
tenders will be called for. and the Superintendent of Education
expects to have the new building completed and ready for occupancy wben school is called after the July holidays!
We now have a staff of eight teachers in the school.which
•with sundry expense, makes the cost #8,500 a year, of whicli
the city pays §2600 , In an interview with Secretary Thomas
H. Cary, he estimated that the two teachers for the new building would'not cost the city more than $200,00 a year for salary. That is to say, all high salaried teachers are now employed. Two teachers at $45 or $50 a month is all that is required. Here is the way it works out; By the school act a teacher receives $465.0o. Therefore the provincial government pays
$4C5.'00 plus $100.00 and the city pays $100. making total to
the teacher of $665.00 per year. Hence two more teachers
nutans to the city an additional cost of only $200.00, which
is not much in return for the new building and advanced
school facilities.
Tliere are now 333 pupils in the Cumberland school.The
ol ,d building is crowded to its capacity. The little kiddies are
s lifting all around the teacher's dais.   A representative of The
IeUNDlR visited tbo old building yesterday, was courteously received and
shown over tho premises, llm building is not so dilapiiinted as it hns bacn
pictured. It needs same repairs nml
much money could lie expended, perhaps profitably so, in paint. The floors
are intaci; .There are no crucks through
which children's feet might slip and a
leg be broken. So tbat practicolly
the whole of the glo.OUO muy go to
the new building.
Mayor McLeod>did not forget to put
iu his oar and pull for the city. A
promise has been secured tlmt wo shall
receive $8,0n0 and possibly what more
is needed, for the completion of oui
sewer system.
Chinese Hold Mass Meeting.
The question of seggregating the
Oriental pupils has aroused the Chinese. On Wednesday evening a mass
meeting of the Chinese, attended by all
tho Chinese merchants, was held ln tbe
Chinese Mission Hall in C.ina town.
Missionary Tui On, Sing Koe, Wing
Chung und others addressed the meeting. Sing Kee said hu had seen by
The Islander that ihero was it movement on foot to sepai■ul e the Chinese
irom thu white children. This wus an
important matter. Sucb treatment
would he received by the Chinese as n
murk of disgrace. There were many
nationalities in Cumberland. There
was no cry to sepiuitte them from the
English speaking children. No. None
but the Chinese, the children of the
Orient. It was u shame and disgrace.
We pay tuxes us lliilish subjects, li-
censes ns business men of Cumberland. We ara entitled tu the public
school facilities nnd without discrimination, Wus it proposed to put the
Cliineso pupils all in one room, without regard to grade itiul with but one
teacher? If so, how could the Chinese
Children advance? Would lhe teacher
hear one pupil iu one grade, one in
another and so on? Would he do this
all in aday of 4J hours! lf so, the advancement of the Chinese pupil would
he very slow, We should look in|o
this matter.
Others talked along the same lines
when it was finally decided to oppose
the seggregation.
Disirict, of Say ward.
Take nol ice that Margaret Bluhm C«r-
wlHien of Sni.dwiok, B. C, occupation
sn gie woman, intends to apply for per-
iiiUaion io purchase the following da.
scribed lands:— Commencing at a post
planted at the most southerly end of
Cranberry lake.lthenoE80chains; thenc*
Reaches   the  Depart-'S8"cl"'i"";""!"i!uVVw obains; thenoe
•ii an irregular line N 80 chains to point
'f commencement and  containing   5..0
ment of Public
Martin   Burrell
Asks for an Early
Tnu Islander is in receipt of the
following letters:
Cumberland, B. C, Feb. 9, 1912
Editoh Islander:
Denr Sir: I wrote the Hon, Merlin Burrell, Minister of Agriculture
for the Dominion government asking
his support and am pleased to receive
it reply as follows:
Department of Agriculture.  Canada,
Minister's Olliee.
Ottawa, 8" January, 1912
IIii. Harry Idiens. Cumberland, B.C
Dear Sir:—I have your letter dnted
the 7th and wilh reference to the pe.
tition for u wharf which bus been sent
lo Mr. Clements. Of courso this is a
matter wbicb comes under tbe department' of public works and lam taking
the liberty of sending on to tho minister of tluit depurtment tt copy of your
communication nml newspaper extracts
asking turn to give tliii mutter bis enr
lie.st possible ci-tlsiili-l'utioii.
Yours rery truly,
M. Burrell
It is very prob bin the prayer of
petition will he granted, \Va need
that wlmrf. It menus the settlement,
the development and improvement of
n large suction  of country,
Bevan and Thompson
Soon to Meet on
tbe Mat.
What will be tho culmiuntion of
mouths of wrangling, sidestepping,
hairsplitting and hot-air peddling, will
tnko place noxt pay-day in tho Cumberland Hall, when Andy Thomson
our local buy of husky build trya con*
conclusions on the wrestling mat with
Frank Bevan of Extension, lie van
ia no small boy himself, and as ho has
heen iu the hands of our old friend,
George Murray, who is handling Sevan's end of the match, tlio public can
rest assured of a square deal.
The nii'ti wrestle at   catch   weights
aud should  mnko  a very interesting
go, us rheir own money i.s at stake aud
uot their friends'.
Roth men arc well known hei'; and
there should be a big crowd on hand
to see them lat tie for supremacy.
Frank Be van,   we   are  just now informed,   met wilh an accident at Lad}*
smith thia  week,   breaking two. riU, sn
the match has been culled oil',
LOST—Oa tho 17th of January, a pair
ef eye gla»eB. Finder will bn reward) d
on returning same to J. Wki.sii, care < f
II. L  Bales, The Camp.
Messrs. Bouswheeler, Denl p ami Lii*
trick, of thu II C. Telephone Co., arrived
hore last Monday from Alb mi hy auto,
on a tnur of inspection of the different
Mr. Thos Carey arrJvod home Tuesday
evening frmn Victoria, after a very   successful interview with  the   Minister  of
Education on matter appertaining lo the
welfare of onr local school.
llev B C. Freeman arrived homo on
Tuesday from Vancouver, where ho spent
laat week.
Mr. \V. Willard arrived home fr< in
Victoria on Tueaday, after spending a
week at tho Cipital City.
FOU SALE—Household furniture and
effects of 5 roomed houae, a bargain, at
No. 7 mine. For pnrticulars apply at
this i Blco.
Tho morning seivloe lu ihe Methodist
Chinch to morrow is lo he devoted to the
children. A chalk talk, ' The Pilot's
Flag," and singing by the children are to
be the special features. The subject for
the evening service will bo "The Application of Power to Life." Slrangois aro
csrdially wu!cumed.
uon a more >*r leAa.
MarOabet Blniim Carwithen
Dated Jan. 14, 1012. Reginald Car* it hell
A gout.
hayward land district, District of Say-
ward:—Take notice that John Oeorge
Hardy of Courtenay, B, C„ occupation
Auctioneer, intends to apply fur permission to purchase (he following doicribed
landa: Commencing at a post planted at
ttie N bank of Cranberry lake and at the
SE corner of Timber Limit 30612 thence
W 40 chains; thence S 40chaina; thencs
E 20 chains: thence NE 40 chains to point
ot commencement aud containing 110
acrea more ur less.     ,
John George Hardy
D .ted Jan. 14, 1912. Reginald Carwithin
District of Wayward.—Take notice thet
Frederic Harold Bates nf Lythsin, Eng.,
occupation Clerk in HolyOrdera, intends
to apply for permission to to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at. a poar plated at the SVV corner of Lnt
l"li thonce N UO chains; thence W AO
chains, th■ nee StiO chains; thenee E 60
haiiis to point of commencement and
containing .'t(H) acres more or less.
Frederic Harold Batis
D*ttd Jao. 12, 11)12. Reginald Carwithin
SAYWAHD land DISTRICT, District of Say-
ward:—Take notiee that. Catharine Alio*
IVduhridgeof Sussex, Kng., occupation
stogie woman, intends to apply for pei-
niissinii to purchase the following deacrib
• d lands; Commencing at post planted
20 chains K from S\V corner of lot 16,
thonco S 80chains; thence E 80 chains;
| 'heti'-e N SOehasns, theuce W 80 chaina
to point, of commencement"end contain*
ing 640 acres more or lean.
Catakinb Alice Bainrsidoi
D»toil J-wi. 12 1912. Kugmald Carwithen
sAVMHin land district, District of Say*
ward —Take notice ttiat Margaret Carwithin of Sandwick, B. C, occupation
widow, intends to apply for permission
to purehtae the folluwingdesoribed lamb:
Commencing at v post planted on the
north bai.k of Trout lake and about oue
mile went from the SW corner of Timber
Limit. :>7470 theace N 40 chains, theuce
W 40 dliaiuB, tlience S 40 chains to the
north bank of Trout lake; thence along
the i.orth b ink of Trout lake E 40 chains
to point of commencement andcontainii g
1 iii) acres more ur leas.
Margaret Carwithen
Dated Jan. 11,1912. Reginald Carwithen
sAvw.iiiD land district, District of Say-
ward.—Take notice that Harriet Jane
Bainbridge of London, England, occupation single woman, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following dt*
scribed lauds- Commencing at a poat
planted mi tho N bank of Trout lake and
about one milu from the moat southerly
etid of said lake thence along the bank of
said lake southeily 80chains, teonceNW
80 chains, theuce E 40 chaina to point uf
ot tninoncement aud containing 100 acres
more or less.
Harriet Janb Bainbhidui
Dated Jan. 11,21,1012.Reginald Carwithen, Agent.
sayward land DISTRICT, District of Say-
ward. — Take uotice that Edith Lacey
Batos of Lytham, Eng., occupation widow, intends to apply for permission to
purchase tho following described lands'—
C 'tnmoucing at a post planted on the
south bank of Trout lako agd about two
miles from the most northerly end of said
lade, theuce V. 80 chains, thence N 40
chains, thonce south aloug bank ul saidN
lake 8n chains to point of commencement
and contaiidug 80 acres more or less.
Edith Lacey Bates
Dated Jan. 11,1912 Reginald Carwithen
Tho bo ird of managers of St George's
Presbyterian Church have completed ar-
raugemonts with the Geo. A. Fleteher
Music Co., of Nanaimo, through their
special representative Mr D. A. Thomas,
for the installation of a beautiful Estey
Pipe Organ iu their church. Mr. Thom
ns will uao his best endeavors to have
the organ ready for use at the Easter
Day Soi vices.
Ideal Protection Against
Inroads of Catarrh
By Breathing the Rich, Balsamic Va
por of Oatarrhozone You Prevent
and Clue All Head, Nose, and
Throat *>iseate.
Beraeiubor this: Vou don't taki
.1:. • i ." tii ing Catarrhozono; you
eiiuply inhale a healing vapor tlmt
cures every type ot catarrh, bronchi
tis, asthma, throat and nose soreness
and Uritatio .
No medicino brings such prompt re
lief, exerts bucIi an Invigorating Influ-
,: . or 30 thoroughly and speedily
eurea throat trotiblea as " Cataxrho-
Bono." Doctors, hospitals, sanitariums, all say that for those who suffer
from changeable weather, for thoso
who are predisposed to catarrh, lung
trouble, deafnoss, or brouchltis, nc
treatment Is bo indispensable its "Oa
tai i*hi eone,"
Victim of "Chronic Catarrh Cured.
I contracted a severe cold white following my occupation of furnituro travelling, an-1 eventually it doveloA)crt
into Catarrh. Thc desultory mode of
llfo I WRS following gavo mc voi-y little chance to attend to the Catanh
condition, and nt laut I became a victim of Chronic Catarrh. I bought a
large package of Catarrhozone, used it
as per directions, and have never been
bothered since. I will be only too glad
to give any information I possess to
any person suffering from the diseaso
that was the bane of my life two
A.   II. SWARTZ,  Brockville,, Ont.
For certain cure, for relief in au
hour, ubg Catarrhozone, tho only direct, breathable medicine. Two months'
treatment gnu ran teed, price $1.00,
Btiialbr size 50c; at all druggists, or
the Catarrhozone Company, King-
stow, Ont., and Buffalo, N.Y., U.S.A.
An enterprising mechanic lias invented a unique device In the shape of
a niidcel-iu-the-slot machine which will
supply bicyde and motor-cycle owners
with compressed air to inflate the tiroB
quickly and at a moderate cost. The
crank or lever attachment is ao much'
more easily worked thau the ordinary!
pump that it Ib meeting witb general
The machines are placi tl on telephone j
poles along the thoroughfares mostly!
frequented by cycle riders, and they are
netting their owner a handsome income
aud providing a great convenience to J
the people who have use for compressed
air. The reservoirs are built of iron (
aud are not larger than good-sized mail-1
That Reminds Me
"The Vacuum,'' paid a student in
one of our large institutions of higher
education, "is a largo empty space it:
which the Pope resides."
A somewhat unpatriotic littlo son
of it.Ay. twelve years old, came to his
teacher in ihe public school and nsked
if he eould nol have iiis name changed.
"Wli) do you wish to change your
nomef"   tho  teacher  risked.
"I want to be an American, I live
in America now. i no longer want
fo be a Dago.''
" What   American   name   would   you
"1 have it hore," he said, handing
tlo teacher u dirty scrap of paper on
which wns written—Patrick Dennis McCarty.
"What is it," asked tho teacher
"that binds us together nnd makes us
better than wo are by nature!"
"CorsetB,1' said a wise little girl
of eight.
"Wlmt ia the matter with your wife J
1 see she's {rot her hand in u sling."
" Reckless driving."
"No;   nail."
Owner—"How did you eome to puncture the tire.'"
Chauffeur—'(Ran over a milk bottle."
Owner—"Didn't you see it in timet"
Chauffeur—"No, the kid had it under hi. coat."
Oliver Uerford onco entered an uninviting restaurant in'a smnll Xew York
lown, and ordered a lamb-chop. Tho
•waiter relumed, bearing q plate with a
dab of mashed potateeB aud a tiny,
much overdone chop, with a remarkably long and slender rib attached.
".See here!" called Ilerford. "1 ordered a chop."
"Yes, sir," replied the man, "there
it is."
"Ah. so it is," mused Ilerford, peering at it closely. "I thought it was a
crack in the plate."
"That mombor of Congress says you
havo voted for bim for tho last fifteen
"That's right," replied Farmor Corn-
"Vou must think a lot of him."
"Well, i. dunno. Vou see, fifteen
years ago 1 had a couple o' horse trades
with him, tin' Bince then I've alius felt
safer wiih him spendln' so much of his
time in Washington."
A Northerner riding through tho West
Virginian mountains came up with a
mountaineer leisurely driving a herd of
pigs- . .
■Where are you driving the pigs
to?" asked the rider.
"Out to pasture 'em a bit."
"What for?"
"To fatten 'em."
"Isn't it pretty slow w»rk to fatten
them on grass? Up where 1 eome from
wo pen them up and feed them on com.
It saves a lot of time."
"Vass, I s'poso so," drawled the
mountaineer. "But what's time to a
ImwgJ" t   #   _
Associate Justice Charles 13. Hughes
of tho United States Buproiuo Court,
tolls this story:
"In a Jacksonville, Florida, court
presided over by a deaf judge," said
he, "a lawyer quoted the lino from
Shakespeare—'Who steals my purse
steals trash.'
" vVhat's that?' the judge demanded.
"'"Who steals my purse steals
trash," ' the lawyer repeated.
" ' " 'Twas something, nothing;
'twas   mine,    'tis   his   and   has   been
" 'LouderI [ can't hear you,' said
ili'-   judge   irritably.
"'"\\lio steals my purse,"' repeated the unfortunate lawyer,
'"steals trash.    'Twas—"'
" 'Can't you speak up?' growled the
deaf judge.
"Ai tliis point the crier thought it
time to interfere. He bent over the
judge and shouted in his ear;
"'He just says, sir, that anybody
what  steals his pockotbook, won't got
| .fudge Henry A. "Plupy." Shute was
being introduced as an after-dinner
speaker at one of the recent reunions
of the New Hampshire Bar Association.
Tho toastmaster, Arthur O. Fuller, of
Exeter, N.H., had long boen victimized
by .ludgo Shute, who, ia order to find
moro time for the writing of his boy
stories, would run across the street to
where Puller sold his law and propound
hia  l;i
. .. ,. /3S£.\_ _^Y?
Oor. Portage Ave. and Port St.
prizo at World's Ex-
.  on iii work and methods.
ir a freo catalogue.   Wealst
il rue ion by mail.
itty legal problems in a hypo
I manner, obtain seme first-rate
law, Becond-hand, and with no more
Lhan a "thank you" to pay for that
■-. ...ih had been delved out by the light
of Puller's sixty-cent gas, would trot
back ac 'ops the street and satisfy some
waiting bumpkin with the musty tit-
hit,   pocket  his   fee.   and  turn   to  his
, mme remunerative quill. Fuller had
long awaited the opportunity to throw
|n barb at his literary friend. Clearing
lii- voice, Fuller began: "I will now introduce to yon one .ludgo Henry A.
Shute,  i.i  liis boyhood days known as
I'Plupy,' I'll! now a great literary and
ight.    He will speak to you of
"Them! ' he answered with a
ehuckh . "Them's onions gone to seed."
President AV. II. P, Funnco, of Brown
. niversity, is responsible for the following:
"A Indy living on the hill in the
vicinity of the college was approached
thfl olher day by a student-lodger.
"if vou can tind tho right kind of a
fellow,' said he, 'it wuuld be agreeable to havo a roommate to reduce ox*
"Accordingly, the lady came ovor to
rhe college and made tbo proposition
" 'We have just tho man for you,'
uur secretary told hor. 'Vou will" find
him ut this address. Just suy wo scat
\ on,'
"Highly elated, tho good woman
went nt once to tho given number and
found the man iu question.
"'I was told at the college,' Btiid
she, 'that you are looking for it room-
inate,   Now, [—'
" 'I was, broke in tho young fellow
desperately, 'but—or—I—1 wanted a
gentleman, you  know.' "
Secretary of Slate Knox has found a
colored messenger In his new office who
knows something of geogruphy.
Alongsido Uie Secretary's desk is a
great ghdio, standing ovor six foet
high, The other day, Mr. Knox consulted it to seo if it wero really truo
that the suu never sots on our dominions nowadays, o<" to learn Something
else of equal Importance. The Pennsylvania statesman is thc pink of neatness, and was somewhat irritated to
find that the big revolving ball soiled
his coat sleeve.
"William," ho said sharply to the
messenger, and laying a linger on the
globe, "there ia dust a foot thick
"It's thicker*n dat, Mr. Secretary,"
replied the negro, with that familiarity
that comes of mingling with greatness.
"What do you mean?" demanded
Mr. Knox.
"Why you'so got your fiagah ou thc
desert of Saharah.'-'
Mr. Knox did badly at trying to suppress a smile.
' Vou MI lind some on the Atlantic
Ocean, too," he remarked as he turned
to his desk.
Tho Pennsylvania Dutch havo tho reputation of being very economical, aud
vory careful in watching the details
of domestic affairs, no matter how
"Ileiny!" called tho father.
"Vat?" answered the son.
"Kun an' count dom gedses again.
"All right."
[loiuy  went; Ileiny returned.
"Ileiny!" said tho father.
"Vnt." said the son,
" Diil von count dem geescs again,
"How many vas dey, Ileiny?"
" Oat's right, Heiny."
iiC'i A. .■'
legal   lighl
Beef Hsdes
.-> us and get 20 per ceiit j
nore for them than ju home, i
Write   to   ns   for  oui    new
price list S arid we will mail j|j
you , ne  free,     Watch this
',,:. weekly.
■' .. solinit your shipments
for  Beef  Hides,  Raw  Purs, ||
Wool, Tallow, Seneca  Rout
Hnrne Hair. Sheep Pelts, ete.    I
North-West Hide
8c* Fur Co.
278 Rupert St.     Winnipeg, Man.
I the " Ua\i and tho Prophets.' The Lnw.
I an you are nil aware, ho gets from my
office. The profits he gets from his
little boohs."
I ...
1 Henry Wallace, President of the National   Conservation   Congress,   was  a
i member of n motor party that was pursuing its leisurely way alone a dol ight*
I fui couutry mud up near Luzerne, when
thqy came to ■■  particularly well kept
jgardon. A patch of most Interesting
growlt g things ran beside tiie fence
Eoi n distance of forty feet. There
wert' innumerable stalks hearing aloft
globes of twenty different exquisite
shades of grayish-green nnd grayish*
purple, which wero so striking tnat the
party brought their big car to a stop.
"How decorative!" said ono of the
"Whut   lovely   color!" said  one of
tho girls.
mid do to pnint," saiil the
please tell us what those
ra are!" asked llr. Wai-
Thoy wo
"Won't vi
beautiful tlii
Tlio old gardener glanced aroun 1 in
amazement, nud then Bunply said:
"Wliy those things growing along ■
tin- fence hore. 1 never saw anything
like them."
A pitying smile spread over the
donor's features.
The report that Darkey Hal 2.02^
is owned by American parties and that
sho will be raced dowu tho Canadian
ice circuit this winter, has been going
the rounds and has drawn the attention
of John E. Swartz, of Wingham, her
present owner.
Mr. Swartz states that he still owns
Darkey ami, as he pnts it. 'will own
her until tho sheriff takes her awny."
in return for what she has done for hhn
in th j past, llo also states that she is
at the homo of Hal B., Jr. 2.03 and has
boen bred to the famous little pacing
Now that the gamo little black
marc's racing career is over, a review
of tho same would prove very interesting to admiring horsemen.
Darkey Hal commenced racing in
1005, when a four-yenr-oH. and made
live starts and took a record of 2.19'/t
at Preston. She won one rice, was onee
second, once third, once distanced and
once unplaced.
She was very fast in 1900 and near
the latter end of the season raced a
little ovr the big tracks. She opened
the season at London, Ont., and was
distanced. At both Seaforth and Lis-
towcl Bhe was second and at thd latter
plaeo reduced her record to 2.15% in
the firstiieat. From Listowel she went
to tho Buffalo grant] circuit meeting
and was second to the fast pacer, Wilson Addington 2.07%. She made hor
next appearance at Windsor, and won
from a field of twelve in 2.03%, 2.07%
and 2.09%. From Windsor she followed
the circuit to Keadville, and made her
final start for the year; finishing third
to I'rinee Hul 2.QQ% nnd lied i.'ird.
In L007 an extended campaign was
mapped out for Darkey ovor both mile
and half mile tracks. She went, through
tho Canadian circuit racing ag&inst
Gallagher 2.03M, Byrl Wilkos B.05%,
Captain Sphinx 2.0flfe, Geary 2.0(1, etc.,
and won four races before going to
Grip, Pa., where she was defeated by
Aileen Wilson 2.02'/, und Gallagher
2.031$. At Port Huron she turned the
tables on Gallagher, .stopping one mile
in 2.09.
At Utica, N.Y., she was victorious
again und put in two miles in 2.10'f,
and 2.HI. At Wheeling, W. Va., she
won again iu 2.13, 2.0!)V, nnd 2.11%
und from that placo she was shipped
to the Columbus grand circuit milo
track, where she met the famous Hedge'-
wood Boy 2.01 and finished second to
him in 2.05%, 2.06% and 2.0-114. Tho
second week of the Columbus meeting.
Darkey was started back nnd finished
third to Aileen Wilson 2.02% and
Danna Patch 8.05%, in 2.05%'; 2.05%,
2.04%, 2.00% ond 2,09%. In eleven
starts in  1907, Darkey Hal was seven
times first, onco second and threo times
In 190S sho made only five starts,
but won a largo amount of money.
Hor star performance of the season
was at Detroit whore she won tho
$3,000 2.07 pace from a largo field
including such notod performers as
Copa do Oro 2.01, George Gano 2.02,
Major Mallow 2,03%, Judex 2.04, etc.
Hor positions wee 1*3-5-1-1, nnd tho
timo of the heats 2,04%, 2.04'/,, 2.04%,
2.05% and 2.09%, At, Kalamazoo sho
topped the summary of tho 2.08 pace,
purse $2.01)0, aud in a raeo against
Dewey G. 2.07% at Port Huron, sho
won and set tho Michigan half milo
track race record at 2.07'j. Out of livo
starts Darkey won four races and was
once third.
ino daughter of Star Hal had an easy
Beason in 1008 and wns in good shape
for a lung tour in 1900. She started
in nine races and at Syracuse, N.V., reduced ber record to 2.02% in a winning
race. Sho won fivo races from the host
pacers of tho year, was onco second,
twice third ni.d onco fourth, and won a
larger amount of money than In any
previous season. Knee goers will neve:
forget her remarkable races down the
big lino in 1909. In the Syracuse race
mentioned above, sho set the season's
record nt that timo for pacing mares.
She won her heats in 2.03'/, aud B.02%
and was driven out both trips by the
ohl Canadian warrior, Major Br ino
2.04%, At Columbus, Ohio, iu tho Ton
nesseo 2.05 pacing stake, value $1,000,
sho defeated ono of-tho best fields of
horses that ovor turned fot tho word
ou tho grand circuit. Nine steods faced
the starter and among them were the
noted pacers, Lady Maud G. 2,00%,
George Gano 2.02, Dan S. 2.04%, Brian-
da Yorke 2.05% and Major Br ino
2.041/). Darkey's positions in tho race
woro 1-1-2-1, and tlio time of tho heats
2 04%, 2.05'/,, 2.04% aud 2.06%.' The
first week of tlic Columbus meeting she
stnrted in tho 2.05 pace, purse $j,200.
and defeated practically the snino field
in 2.04%, 2.04% and 2.05%.
* Darkey Hal opened the season of
1910 with a raeo record of 2.02% and
was compelled to meet the fastest pacers out. Even though she raced against
such horses as Ross K. 2.01'A, Giftline
2.02%, Aileen Wilson 2.02Vt and Thc
Eel 2.02'/,, she managed to win two
races, come second twice and fourth
three times.'
Darkey was taken out to Winnipeg
early in the paBt season with thc intention of raring lier again, but one of
her logs throw out danger signs and
Mr. Swart/ wisely retired and bred her
to Hal B. Jr  2.03.
Darkey Hal has been handlod by different roinsmon, and has added additional propf to the old saying "Good
hovses make good drivers." She gavo
a good account of herself no mutter
who held the reins. Jiu.lt Hombough, j
the noted Canadian trainer, drove her]
in most of her engagements over the
half milo tracks and Bill Snow, of
Hornell, N.V., the pacing wizard, teamed her d.own the big line.
Fred. Swanson, of Saskatchewan, sends
a messngo of cheer to those who feci
the   weariness   and   discouragement
that comes  from broken rest.
Macklin, Sask., Decemoor 30.—(Special),-—Tlio e who suffer from sleepless
nights nnd got up in the morning fooling tired and discouraged will  find  renewed   hope  iu  t
Fred. Swanson o:
not sleep at nights.
Darkey Hal was ouo of the gauiest
race marcs that over went down the
grand circuit and possessed a lot of
speed and the ability to carry it. Sho
is a mare built somewhat oh tho thoroughbred type, small boned aad slender
Darkey was foaled in 1901 and is by
Star Hal 2.04%. Her first dam, Brownie
(dam of Charley ii. S,07%) by Hamlet
a son of Highland Boy 1320. Second
dam, Brown. Uady, by Don Juan, She
was bred by Wesley Smith of Ryckman's Corners, Out., and as stated
above, is now the property of John E.
Swartz, of Wingham, and will remain
so until she dies. ■
London winters are more remarkable
for dismal drizzling rain nml Impenetrable fog thnn for snows and ice; but
about half a dozen times in the last
three hundred years truly arctic conditions have prevailed In that metropolis, and the River Thames hns been
frozen over so firmly that men and
horses could go upon it. Each of theso
periods hns been the occasion of a
"frost, fair"; booths havo been erected on tho ice; printing presses set up,
various sports and games indulged in;
and the whole population has joined in
celebrating tho rare event.
The first great frost fair was held in
January, ltiOS; but the most famous of
all was that of 1083-4, which lasted
frmn the beginning of December to the
5th of February. Evelyn gives tho following description of this fair in his
''Diary"; "Tho frost continuing
moro and more severe, the Thames before London was still planted with
boothes in formal Btroetesi all sorts of
trades and shops furnish M and full of
commodities, even to a printing presse,
where the people nnd ladyes tooko a
fancy to lmvo their names printed, and
the day and yoaro set down when printed on the Thames: this humour tooko
so universally, that 'twas estimated
the printer gain'd i!5 n day, for printing a line onoly, at sixpence a name,
besides what he got by ballads, etc.
Coaches piled from Westminster to tho
Temple, ami from several other staircs,
to and fro, as in the streotes, sleds sliding on skeetoB, a bull-balttng, horse
and conch races, puppet-plays, and iu-
Praises this Asthma Remedy. A
grate:ul user of Dr. J. I). Kellogg's
Asthma Remedy finds it the only remedy that will give relief, though for
thirteen years bo hnd sought other help.
Vears of needless sutVcring may bo prevented by using this wonderful remedy
at thc l'i st warning of trouble. Ith
use is simple, its cost is sliglit ami it
can be purchased almost anywhere.
13 Months' Suffering
"Dear Sir:
,41 wish you to put my letter on record for the sake of suffering humanity.
I ha^'o Buffered Iti months witk Muscular Rheumatism In my back. I have
spent tit least $20.00 en pills and liai
ments during that timo, but, nothing
wuuld ease tno of tho pain—in fact it
was a chronic, pain. For those long 18
months it stayed right with me, sometimes convulsive anil cramp-Uko, causing me to groan and cry aloud. Every
momont was torture, i could not turn
iu bod without yelling out. Now 1 will
always bless the day whon I flrst Btart
ed to rub in, and to .take internally.
'Xerviliue.' After using four bottles
my pallia have left mo, 1 shall always
take off my hnt to 'Nerviline' aad can
honestly sny it's the poor man's best
friend, boeauso it will always drive
away from you tho Demon—Pain.
" Yours truthfully,
"Thomas Gobs."
Use only Nerviline.    Sold In 25c. and
50c, bottles the world over.
terlndcs, coolers, t ipi ing, so that it seen-
M to bo a bacchanalian triumph, or
carnival ou the water." King Charles
11, and his family visited the fair, aid
had their names printed on a quarto
sheet uf Dutch paper, which is still ox-
tan t.
Tho average purchaser of a car teens
to bo more interested in tho horsepower wliich it is capable of developing than in any other featuro of its
ability or efficiency, and consequently
one of thc most common questions asked is, "How is the horse-power of a
motor detenu i nod ?'' The simplest
formula, and the one most conmoily
used, is known as tho A. L. A. M.
horse-power formula. By tho A.. L. A.
M. formula the horse-power of a motor
is obtained by multiplying the square
of the bore by the number of cylinders
and dividing this product by two and
one-half. It should be remembered that
this formula applies only to four-cycle
Owing to bq much unfavorable weather, many farmers uu.:
iiimda have gathered at least part of their crop touched  by
ie weather damaged However
ts, barley, fodder, potatoes urn;
ught of  nst Bummer in the Unl
through thc  largs ahcrtag
ege tables,
Ei ite
Ices it      p  '
ahle that should bo ob'ti
•' more in need 11
oinmiaston man te
uie b:
place. He
o discovert
is Dodd'i
cause. It wns Kidney
discovered thc cure. It
ney Pills.
"Ves," Mr, Swanson snys in au inter view regarding his caso, "I wss
troubled with my Kidneys for over a
year, so bad that I could not sloop at
nights. After using one box of
Dodd's Kidney Pills I found g cat relief. Four boxes removed all my pain
and now I Bleep well and I nm us
strong in my Kidneys as any man."
If the Kidneys are wrong thejblood
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natural rest is an impossibility. Strong,
healthy Kidneys mean pure blood, new
life all over the body and that delightful rest that is lho sweetest thing in
lifo, Dodd'fl Kidney I'ills always make
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h i uiuen variety
pencil cod to pulgs tit
tborofore ttie tanner  never sto
experienced nnd reliable grain
looking after and selling of his
Farmers, vou will therefore do well to
street or tr&ok prices, but to ship jour grain
William or Pert Arthur, to bo handled by i
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receipt nf shipping bibs for ears shipped. Wi
our own account, but act as your agents Is u
tflge for vour account, and nt A.'- se in b Q
We have mnde a specialty ot tbis work
well known ovor Western Canada foi our experience iu the grain fcra«
reliability, careful attention tn on- customers' interests snd prompt ■
in  making settlements.
We Invite farmers who have vot yat employed ot to write tc ce i
shipping Instructions and market   information,   and   in   regard   tc  ti
standing in the Winnipeg Grain Trade, and our flnancis   positioi
beg to refer you to the Union Dank cf Canada, and m;* oi Iti hrm  hei
also to tbe commercial agoncies of Hrad*tfre«t« and K  O  Xm   i t
-■ct  fof biro
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or sprain bo sustained, nothing could
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INCREASE your business vnlue by dlvomtng your-
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Efficiency of every "moderate" drinker, tt will
lower your mental powers In exact proportion to ihe
amount yuu drink, n Drinking is but a habit; not
a disease, but tbe outgrowth of ihe social system.
If drinking was a disease! It could not be cured in
(lire* day*. Patients from blirb
walks of life arc being cured In
three dnys at the Neul luMHute*,
and cured perfectly, fl Wives,
mothers, fathers, relatives, employers, friends—(rive up the
hope that the drinker will stop
liquor some day of his own will.
He has no wtll to holp lilm to
Ft op—it. was destroyed long ago
by alcoholic poison.   Coax, urge,
Force lilm, if necessary, to tako 	
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Rtfiiin a norinul man after lliree
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from mental and physical Ill-health, and from bankruptcy or worse, vbn must do the thinking. These
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them a fresh start for thc New Year. It will only
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tv-two hours to regain bis health and neutralize all
oleons  out  of  bis   system.     Call,    write
ie or wire  for  booklet and   fullest  Information.
*ything confidential.
ATO   IlYl-OIiKUMIC   INJECTIONS.     Refuse   to   tako
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liable  to   result   In   blood   poison    from    an    Infected
niiiiie. through carelessness of others.   Eaoh patient
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cure In tbree days. Write to-day for a copy of this
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users arc also treated at tho Neal'
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it is, nevertheless, just as effective. Tbe Nenl Drug Treatneal
has cured hundreds of poor souls
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a few days airo n morphine tiser
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wltb drugs before a police magistrate in Winnipeg. The drug
was responsible for so much of her sin and suffering
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and Courtenay.     LOCAL FARM PROPERTY
New C. P. R. Terminal.
F. R. F. BISC03, Agent for the
H l Bap*.
Painter and
All Work Done under
Personal Supervision
Orders may be left at
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Onio.v Looan No  11, I. 0. 0. P.
Meets every Friday evening h'j 7 unlock
in I. 0. 0. V. Hull.   Visiting biethern
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For The
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uo' IS
Livery SI*
Third St & Penrith Avenue
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
The finest hotel in the eity.
This Store Will
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Copyright, 1911
[By Smnll, Maynuul & Co., Inc.
CHAPTER IL—Continued
Thirty Dollars a Week.
AFTER ho began to
school, Ruth and 1
to bogia anothor lifo.
way wa felt all by ourselves onco
more, i didn't aet homo until half past
seven now ami Dick was then abed, lie
was abed too whon 1 loft iu the morning, Of course ko was novel* oil' my
miml and ii' he hadn't been asleep upstairs I guoBH I'd have known n difference. But at thi> same time lie wus, iu
a small way, living his nwn life now
which left Ruth and mo to ourselves
onee more. Sho usod to yo over for me
nil the details of liis day Irom the time
nhe look him up iu tin1 morulng until
hIio tucked him away in bod again at
night and then thore would come a
pause. It seemed as though thero
ought to be Bomethlng more, but thero
wasn't. Tbe next few months it seemed almost as though she was waiting.
For what, I didn't know, and yet I too
felt there was a lapse in our lives. 1
never loved her more. There was never
& time when she was so truly a wlfo
und yet in our combined lives tliere was
something lacking. Alter a while 1
began to notice a wistful expression in
her eyes, lt always came after she bad
*'Wo Dicky said, 'God bless father
and mother,' and then ho went to
Tin'n one night it dawned on me.
Hera was the same heart hunger that
bad been eating at me. Dick was a boy
now and tbere was uo baby to take his
place, But, good Lord, as it wus J had
n't been able to save a dollar. 1 knew
thsit we were simply holding on tight
ami drifting. Tbe boat was loaded to
the gunwales even nuw. And yet that
expression in her eyes bad a right to be
answered. But 1 couldn't answer it. I
didn't dare open my mouth. 1 didn't
dare speak even one night when ahe
"lie's all we have, Billy—just one."
1 gripped her hand and sat staring
into the little eoal hod fireplace whicli
we didn't light more than onee a month
jthe neighborhood.    J should have preferred  to  have  it  more cosmopolitan,
go     to Tko boy was rubbing up against only
seemed ; his own kind and lhis was making him
Ju   aUoft, both physically and mentally,   lie
was  also  getting querulous and  autocratic.    Kuth saw It, but with only one
....   Well, ou Sundays I took the
boy with me    on    long   cross-country
jaunts und  did a good deal of talkin
books than my boy. I kad handled
only strings of United Woollen figures;
those meant nothing outside that particular olliee. 1 was not a stenographer,
ur an accountant, or a secretui v, 1
had been tailed a clerk in the directory.
But what did that mean? Wbat the
devil was 1, after twenty years of hard
work |
The oueBtion started the sweat to my
lling to fidget. The neighbors had by
this tiimilenriiod of my plight and wero
gossiping! And yet In the midst of all
this 1 had some of the finest hours with
my wife 1 had ever known.
(To bo continued)
tu him. But all 1 said rolled oil li Uo j - 1',"" Mrv";j\* I'l'lii i ,„,,-«ni .,„,...,„.
water ofl a duck. Ue lacked o„orKv ,l"r"lu'"'l\f1'" ' ""'"' '*» iT i ,
and Initiative.   lie wu becoming & again.   A   leu  J was an abo-bodlod
.i • i ii    i       .i i        e  man.    I was Wl bag to work, had a ree
liiu'tlv innre nilddle-c ass    han either of   "u,r     ' " i    ,.   -,i c. i ,. i
•-.i » ..     ,-    i.      o .i ord   oi   hones v   and   luithtuhiess,   and
us, with some ot    he tnu   s ol  the so- j     '   .' . "...      ;     ,   , n     .    |(r1n«(
it    i 1,1 ,,      i.i wns   in el Iff oni      s    i e     go.     1   i nlil t
culled upper class thrown in.   He chut-            ,      ,    ■ . J  _ „,. „u ;+ „■„,•■. ....
i    i     _   ii           i                                     eare what  I did. su t**ne_ us it ga\e me
tered about  Harvard, not as uu upper- P'".1.   r                ' 0  BV    Ml •    ..,„...
.unity, but as a class privilege. 1 did- * ^"S wage. Surtfy, then, there
n't like it.   But before I had time to ™*> s,.,mc lllaco for m m thw llllIlt,
■hustling city.
I bought a
Persia is a .Mahometan country, with
an area of 028,000 square miles and a
population estimated at about .i,oitO,-
000. So much of Persia is absolute
desert that the population averages
only about fifteen to tko square mile.
There are only about six miles of railroad in Persia. The highways, savo
thoso built by tke Russians (expense
charged to Persia), are of tbe most
primitive character. lu largo areas
there are uu roads whatever, ouly trails.
| TllO public debt, which is a tremendous
ope and thrice camo back after nogo-1 you should be able t' see whore ike'*
tinting loans and granting concessions'right.
that were the earlier seeds of Persia's
present difficulties. Five years ago tho
more intelligent of the Persian classes
and the most wretched of tke Persian
musses combined to overthrow the despotism of the shii lis and Introduce a
constitutional regime. Ever since there
has been fighting within and fear without. Tbe Persian Liberals retained iho
monarchy. Tliere iB a shah on the
throne, and a deposed shak wbo wants
to got back and who is uever far from
mo Russian outposts. The official end
of Persia bas not eome, but it is to bo
feared that it is not far distant.
worry mueh about this the crash came
that 1 had not been wise enough to fore-
The Middle Class Hell
One Saturday afternoon, after we had
been paid off, Morse, the head of the
department, whose job I had been eyeing enviously for five years now, called
tne into his olliee. For three minutes
I saw all my hopes realized; for three
minutes I * walked dizzily with my
whole life justified. I could hardly
catch my breath as T followed him. 1
didn't realize until them how big a load
I had been carrying. As a drowning
man is said to see visions of his whole
past life, 1 saw visions of my whole
future. I sav; Kuth's eager face lifted
to mine as 1 told her the good news;
I saw the boy taken from his commonplace surrounding and doing himself
proud in some big preparatory school
where he brushed up against a variety
of other boys; I saw—Ood pity me for
the fool I was—other children at home
to take his place. I ean say tbat for
three minutes I have lived.
Morse seated himself in the chair before his desk and, bending over his
papers, talked without looking at me.
lle was a small fellow.   I dou't suppose
>d    to
paper and turnc
"Help Wanted." 1 felt encouraged
at sight id' the long column. 1 read it
through carefully. Half of tho positions demanded technical training; a
fourth of them demanded special experience; the rest asked i'or young mon.
I couldn't answer the requirements of
one of them. Again and again the
question was forced in upon me—what
tho devil was 1■?
I didn't know which -way to turn. I
had no relatives to help me—from tho
days of my great-grandfather no (Jnrle-
ton had ever quit the game more than
even. My business associates were as
badly off as J. was   and   so   were my
My relations with thu latter were
peculiar, now that I came to think of it.
In these last dozen years I had como
to know tke details of their lives us in
timatoly as my own. In a way wc UnA
been  like  oue  big family.    Wi
i luul
Five out of tho nine  well  groomed
land gentlemanly private secretaries of
,    -,i , ,    ,,„- ium   ! members  of   President Tuft's   cabinet
l:!^1:" ^ .^ loaded  revolvers  handy  in  their
000 in our  money.   £°.r^ T^'do
,,,'V:l,l!',^!,^^^iri.!imi.!:;.T!i15V!:":|n^ often uso them, but there are just
h iu brief is the condition of 1
sia, financial and commercial. Brief as
the statement is, it is luminous o\ tho
troubles in which Persia is plunged today. If Persia were not poor, sparsely
populated, backward iu all its industries, it would not have got itself into
the hands of its creditors in a snap
mortgage, for the sum of $27,000,000
Whieh many a minor European country
would consldor a bagatelle to bo easily
taken care of in the routine of its finances. Tho trouble witk Persia is that
it is one of tho "hns buonn" among
the nations. It is more correct to say
"Persia was" thnn "Persia is," for
the once great Empire of the Shahs has
fallen so low that it exists only in formality. Become merely a "geographical expression," it survives only boeauso Russia and Oreat Britain cannot
agree to pick the pear now. Russia
has got the more space within the radius of the pear tree's brunches, and it
has been intelligently selected with reference to the fruit. Great Britain is
ralher poorly placed, for while tho pear
might be deflected in its fall by judicious shaking of tho treo, Russia is
[alert against any such contingency.   To
i,   „,u   »•"    -■»    ', i Till  !aierc against, any sncii cuiiungeiiiy.
h other as Frank, ™ «JJ» ""th one |leave metaphor for plain facts, the R
t beefy man ever quite gets over a cor-1 Wo borrowed one fl
as I watched the flames J | tain feeling of    superiority
Haw them licking Up pennies.
Just one! And 1 too wanted a houseful like Dick.
1 bad to see that look night after
night and I bad to go to town knowing
1 was leaving her all alone with the one
away at school. And what a mother
she was! She ought to havo hail a baby
by her side all thu time.
As the one grew, his expenses increased. The only way to meet tbem
was by cutting down our own expenses still more. 1 cut out smoking ami
made my old clothes do an extra year.
Ruth spent half her time in bargain
hunting and saved still more by talcing
'it out of herself. Poor little woman,
she worked harder i'or a quarter than
1 did and I was working harder for
that sum than 1 used to work for a
dollar. But wo were not alone in the
struggle. As wo camo to know move
about the people in that group of snug
little houses we knew that tbe same
grim fight was going on In all of them.
Some of them were not so lucky as we
and ran into debt while a fow of them
were luckier and were helped out with
legacies or by well-to-do relatives. We
were as much alike as peas in a pod.
We were living ou the future and bluffing out the present. You'd have thought
it would have east a gloom over the
neighborhood—you\1 have thought it
would have done away with some of
the parties and dances. But it didn't.
In the first place this wae, to the most
of us, just life. Iii the second place
there didn't seem to be any alternative.
There was no other way of living. The
conditions seemed to be lixed; we had
to eat, wo hnd to wear a certain type
of dress; and unless we wished to exist
as exiles wo had to meet on a certain
plane of social intercourse. The conventions were as iron (dad bore as
among the nobility of England, No
one thought of violating them; no one
thought, it was possible. Yuu had to
live as the othera did or die and be
done with it. If anyone of us bad
thought we might, bave seen the foolishness r.f this but. it was all so manifest that no nne did think. The only
method of escape was a raise and that
meant moving into another sphere
which would cover that.
A now complication eume when the
boy grew old enough to have social
functions of his own. lie had made
many new friends and he wanted to
join a tennis club, a dancing class and
contribute towards tho support of the
athletic teams of the school. Moreover he was invited to parties and had
to give parties himself, Once again I
trii-d to see Bomo way out of this social
business. It seemed such a pitiful
waste of ammunition under the elrcunv
stances. 1 wanted to save the money
if it was posslblo In any way to eke it
out, for his education, But what could
I dot The boy had to live as his friends
lived or glvo them up. He wasn't ask
nd to do more than the other boys of
the neighborhood but he wns rightly
asked to do as tnuck, If he couldn't
it would be at the sacrifice of bis pride
that he associated with them at ail.
And a just pride in a boy is something
yotl can't safely tamper with. He had
to have the money ami we managed it
somehow. But it brought bomo the
grim old fact that I hadn't as yet saved
a dollar.
1 (lung mor*,' than ever now to the
one ray of hope—the job ahead. It was
the only comfort Ruth and 1 had and
whenever I felt especially downhearted
she'd start in and plan bow we'd spend
it. It took the edgo nfi' the Immediate
thought of danger. In the meanwhile I
resigned even from the Neighborhood
Club and let tbe boy join tlio tennis
club. I noticed at once a change in the
attitude of the men townrds me. But
I was reaching a point now where J
didn 't 'ar.-.
In this way, then, we lived until I
was thirty-eight and Ruth thirty, and
the buy was eleven, Por tho last few
months I had been doing night
work without extra pay and so was
practically exiled from the boy except
on Bundays. lie waa not developing in
the way I wanted. The local grammar
school was almost a private school for
smnll man.    1 could    have    pi
Morse in one band.
"Carloton," he began, "I've got to
cut dowu your salary five hundred dollars."
It came like a blow in the face. I
don't think I answered.
"Sorry," he added, "but "Evans says
he can doublo up on your work aud offers to do it for two hundred dollars
and Josh, and were familiar with ono
another's physical ailments when any of
us bad any. If any of tbe children had
whooping cough or tho measles every
man and woman in the neighborhood
watched at tho bedside, iu a sense, until the youngster was well again. We
knew io a dollar what each man was
earning and what each was spending,
1 ,t' i ' ^'(l borrowed one another's garden tools
>etore a. ;)j|(1 lno W0Tnen borrowed from each
ited up[othorl[J ]tjt(.hens. On the surface we
were .iust nbout aa intimate ns it's
possible for a community to be. And
yoi: what did it. amount to?
There wasn't a man-son of them to
whom 1 would have dared go and eon
foss the fact that I'd lost my job.
They'd know it soon enough, be sure
of that; but it mustn't come from me.
There wasn't ono of thom to whom 1
felt, free to go and ask their help to in-
I repeated, thet name Evans over and terost their own firms to so
over. He was the man under me. Then oth(?r position ior me. Ike r respect
I saw mv mistake. While watching the ' fol. m0 depended upon mj ability to
man ahead of me 1 had neglected to Ulntaiu my social portion. ™y were
watch thc man behind me. Kyans and , likl> fltoamer friends. On W«T°gg
I liked him. thev clung to ono another closer iuan
and a hard ! lnir'k to a tree, but onee the gang plank
I was loweiod tho intimacy vanished. It
I wished to keep then, as friends
I must 'dick to the boat.
       'I can't live j    ] hnew thoy couldn't do anything
on any less than I'm gotting now!"    |they bad wanted to, but ut tho same
"Then you resign?" he asked quick-
I had been good friends,
lie was about twenty,
"Well?" said Morse.
I recovered my wind.
Good God," I cried
Por a second I saw red. 1 wanted
to take this pigmy by the throat. I
wanted to shake him. He didn't give
mo time before exclaiming:
"Very well, Carloton. I'll give you
an order for two weeks' pay in advance."
Tko next thing I knew I was iu the
outer office with the order iu my hand.
I saw Evans at his desk. 1 guess I
must, have looked queer, for at first he
shrank away from me. Then he came
to my side.
"Carleton " be said, "what's the
"I guess you know," I answered.
"You aren't fired?"
I binked up at this, 1 tried to speak
Yes," 1 said, "I'm fired."
But that isn't right, Carloton," he
protested. '' I didn't think it would
to that. I went to Morse and told
him 1 wanted to get married and needed more money. He asked me if I
thought 1 eould do your work. I Bald
yes. I'd have said yes if bo'd asked
me if I could do the president's work.
But—come back and let me explain it
to Morse."
It was white of him, wasn't it1/   But        _       ______  ^^^^^^^^^^
I saw clearly enough that he wat^only|fouit^but after you've sat around
time I felt there was something wrong
in a situation that would not allow me
to ask even for a letter of introduction
without feeling like a beggar. I felt
there was. something wrong when they
made me feel not like a brother in hard
luck but liko a criminal. I began to
wonder what of sterling worth I had
got. out of tins life during the past decade.
However that was an Incidental matter, Tbe only time I did such thinking as this was towards tko early morning after I had lain awake all night
and exhausted all other resources. I
tackled the problem in the only way i
could think of and that was to visit the
houses with whom i bad learned the
United Woollen did business, I remembered the names of about a dozen
of them and made the rounds of these
for a starter. It seemed like a poor
chance and I myself did not know exactly what they eould do with me but
it would keep me busy for a while.
With waits and delays this took me
two weeks. Without, letters it was almost impossible to reach thc managers
but 1 hung on in every case until 1 succeeded. Here again I didn't feel like
an honest man offering to do a fair re>
turn of work for pay, so much as 1 did
] a  beggar.      This may have been  my
ollices and corridors and been scowled
at as an intruder for threo or four hours
and then been greeted with a surly
"What do vou want?" you can't help
having a grouch. Thore wasn't- a man
who treated my ofTer as a business proposition.
At the end of that time two questions
wore burned into my brain: "What
you do."' and "How old nre you?''
The latter question came as a revelation. It. seems that from a business
point of view I was considered an old
at blessing of my life'man. My good strong body counted for
nothing; my willingness to undertuk<
any task counted for nothing. I was
too old. No one wanted to bother with
a beginner over eighteen or twenty.
The market demanded youth—youth
with the years ajiead that I had already
sold. Wherever I stumbled by chance
upon a vacant position I found waiting there half a dozen stalwart youngsters. They looked as 1 had looked
when I joined tho United Woollen Company. ] offered to do the same work at
the same wages as the youngsters, but
the managers didn't want me. Thoy
didn't want a man around with wrinkles in his face. Moreover, they were
looking to the future.   They didn't
lighting for his right to love as I was
fighting fur mine. I don't know that
I should havo been as generous as he
wna—ton years before. He had started toward the door when I cnlled hiin
"Don't go iu there," 1 warned.
"The first thing you know you'll be
doing my work without vour two hundred."
'' That V 90,'' he answered. '' Itut
what are you going fo do now!"
"Get another job," 1 answered,
One of tli ,^^-i^^™
;s the fact that it has always been easy
to report bad news to Ruth. I never
had to break things gently to her. .She
always teok a blow standing up, liko
a maa. So now I boarded my train and
went straight, t.o the boUSO and told her.
She listened quietly and then took my
hand, patting it for a moment without
saying anything. Finally she smiled at
"Well, Billy," she said, "it can't be
helped, cnn it? So good luck to Evans
and his bride."
When a woman is as brave as that it
stirs up all tho lighting blood in a man.
booking into her steady bluo eyes I
'olt  that   I   hnd  exaggerated  my  mis'
sian sphere of inllueuce takes in tho
greater part of northern Persia from
the Caspian downward, and has nearly
7,000,000 inhabitants, while tbat of
Great Britain is iu the extreme south,
and has only (31)0,000 population. The
neutral sphere, kindly left to Persia,
contains about one-fifth of the population nominally subject to the -Shah, and
has about three-tenths of tho area of
geographical Persia.
Tbat Persia has sadly fallen from its
high estate everybody must realize who
recalls his schoolboy days when be was
compelled to memorize the achievements and fates of Xerxes, Cyrus and
Darius. But probably few persons appreciate tbe rapidity of the doscent of
Persia to its present pitiable plight.
The world-shaking monnrehs of Persia
are in the dim, misty past. Only the
historian sees them clearly: but there
bave been Persian rulers and statesmen
within two hundred years who made
tlieir Asiatic, contemporaries uneasy,
and even fixed the attention of Europe
for a time. A hundred years to a Western nation is a very long period; to an
Oriental nation it is but a watch in the
night. A contury ago Persia was not
to be ignored by European statesmen
working out schemes of colonial expansion or playing for influence in Asia,
l'ersia had, it is true, begun to decline
thon, but Powers with "interests" in
the Kast had not altogether forgotten
that Nadir Shah had conquered India,
and feared that again a sudden revival
of the old national spirit might bring
about a quick, if only temporary.
change on the map. The dreem of a
Persian army marching into India to-j
day never enters Upon the slumbers of
the tiniidest Hindu, but; a Persian host
put a mark upon Delhi in the eighteenth
century whieh al! its subsequent progress has not erased. King George is
the sovereign of one of the Powers now
practically partitioning Persia. When
lie stood before hts Indian lieges,' in all
the glory of tbo Delhi durbar, did he
reflect that onlv, a littlo more tban 170
years before a Persian monarch on tho
same spot, at the head of a great and I
enough cranks around Washington and
its departments to make a revolver feel
good to the touch occasionally.
Mr. Robert O. Bailey, private seero'
1-ary to Mr. Franklin MncVoagh, secretary of tho treasury, keeps his even
handier than a desk-drawer. IC you
were to step back of the big mahogany
desk at which Mr. Bailey works you
would lind a small shelf to tho right
beside his knee. Upou it thero is a
business-like looking .ilS calibre revolver, it has beea thoro ever since Mr.
Bailey was visited last summer by a
man who demanded to see Secretary
Mac.Veagh tbat he might get "ft 11
cense for freo speech,"
Mr. Bailey was alone in the otlice
ou a midsummer day. Into it dashed
a dishevelled individual wdio had long
neglected the art of tho safety razor
and wbo was plainly looking for trouble.
Hu rushed up to the desk and, crowding
close to Mr. Bailey, brought his fist
violently down upon the blotter ami
" i demand a permit for free speech.'
"All right," said Mr. Bailey; "go
This seemed to bo a surprise to tho
man, who showed a desire to Bhoot up
the place. Ho recovered himself and
stepped back a few paces. Then he be
gan au oration. It lasted ten minutes.
At a halt Mr. Bailey put in: "Pine;
that's the way.   You aro all  right."
The crank accepted the vordlct, made
a deep bow and walked out of tho
The Indians of Southeastern Alaska
have a  curious custom  in their "duol
of blankets."
When a friendly difference between
two of them arises and a friendly settlement seems impossible, one of them
threatens the other with dishonor, Ho
wtll cover the face of his foe with
shame. He executes his threat by tearing up a certain number of his own
blankets. The only wuy whereby his
antagonist may "get even" with him
is by tearing up a greater number of
his own.
If the contest be prolonged it results
in thu destruction of all the blankets
they have, each Indian destroying bis
own. The. one who destroys the greater
number is regarded as having won' the
It Booms that tb' greater a feller is
th' harder it is for his wifo t' live
with bim. Look at Art Smiley*
He's a great business man an' owns a
big tile mill an' is a director of a bank
an' th' auditor o' bis county. Now his
poor little thin wife comes along an'
gits a divorce, th' custody o' th' children, th' old home placo an' fifty dollars a week alimony. Art is a great
success at ever'thing but boin' a husband. If he had used th' same tactics
at home that he used wliile campaiguin'
fer auditor he'd bo there this minute
settin' by his grate covered witb children an' tryin' t' smoke, an' listen t'
his wife read th' society page out loud.
But he used his tile mill system.
Most any  kind o' a feller kin  git
vlctorlc^ wif? if ho hiiU* way tries,
trembling India?   That is wbat Nadir |i?LW-ifcJli.r5iM™    ",    r"!£?nf.
fortune.   Thirty-eight is not old and I j tend to adjust a man into their machin
.vas able-bodied. I might, laud some
'hing even better than that, which 1
had lost. So instead of a night of misery I had actually felt almost glad.
I started in town on Monday in high
hope. But when I got oft the traia J
began to wonder just where T was
bound. What sort of a job was I going
to apply for? What; was my profession,
myw.'iy? I sat down in the station to
think the problem over.
For twenty years now I liad been a
cog in the elericnl machinery of the
United Woollen Company. I was known
:is a United Woollen mau, But just
what else had this experience made of
me I 1 was not » bookkeeper. I knew
no  morn  about  keeping a  full  sot  of
ry only to hnve him die in a dozen
vears. I wasn't a good risk. Moreover, T wouldn't be so easily trained,
and with a wider experience might
prove more bothersome. At thirty
eight T was too old to make a begin
nirig. The verdict was unanimous. And
yet I had a physique like an ox am!
tliere wasn't a gray hair in my head
I came out of the last of those office?
with my fists clenched.
In the meanwhile I had usod up mv
advance salary and was, for the firs!
timo in my life, running into debt
Having always paid my bills weekly 1
had no credit whatever. Evon at the
end of the third week I knew that the i .
rocery man and butcher were begin-   worbl.    Xasr-od-din tbrieo visited Eur-
Shah, whom historians now call "thojT1.u;!' \min\ "(,tllin
Napoleon of tho East," did in Delhi ini"1"111    an    laz.V
17;ii), and he did more.   He caused the
streets of Delhi to run with blood, he
robbed the capital of the Moguls of its
choicest treasures, am! he marched bacx
to Persia with a loot his contemporaries
thought worth   $025,000,000   to enrich
his subjects, whose descendants to tbis
day call him "the great Shah."   That
was the flpox of modem Persia's glory,
but when the nineteenth contury was
young  Persia   had   still   vigor   enough
left to bo courted by   European    moii-
orchs.   Georgia had   gono   to Russia,
which from the days of Peter tho Great
had marked Persia for its quarry, but
Persia- could still   be   a valuable ally.
Great   Britain, Franco  and   Russia  all
homed to control Persia's resources;
Napoleon, always dreaming of a march
on India, sent General Gardaue and a
stafi' of officers to reorganize thu Persian army and give effectiveness to fts
masses. 1!nfortunately for Persia, it
was in virtual alliance with France
when the catastrophe of IH12 came.
Russia, freed from the mighty antagonism of Napoleon, turned all its wrath
and all its force upon Persia. From
that period the descent of Persia towards the abyss has been rapid, and it.
has boen accelerated by Persian mistakes. Persia has fought tho British,
the Russians and the Afghans, always
to bo worsted, until to-day a brigade, of
the czar's troops is forco enough to
compel it to yield even tho right to
make its own selection of an agont to
manage its own  finances.
The student of morbid political psychology will find Persia interesting
ground. Ho will not be long at work
hefore he will see thnt Persia's misfortunes nro due to the maintenance of a
militarism become degenerate. Leaders
like Nadir Shah, who was an Oriental
lospot, but a soldier and statesman,
have been succeeded by men wbo were
Oriental despots who were useless on
the battlefield and in tbo council. The
shahs of Persia have been clad in gorgeous uniforms, and havo carried sabres
'hey were afraid to draw against any
but. their slaves. They have been in*
lolcnt, savage and sensual at the same
'ime. Thoy havo drained both the village and the treasury. Some of them,
ike the lato Nnsr-ed-din, got a glim-
nering notion that Persia needed to be
out in touch   with   the   contemporary
in th' world
__^_^_^^—^m^— a dress-maker's
husband, an' yet he kin give most any
man cards an' spades wdten it comes t*
boin* pop'lar around home.
Have you ever noticed how a intellectual giant's wife sticks around th'
background? Her husband fouad it
very easy t' act like a human bein
while be wuz sparkin* her nn' burnin
her father's coal in th' dimly lighted
parlor. She never knew wbat a really
great man he wuz until she married
him, an' now she feels like a odd cuff
A great feller never gits it rubbed
off" fer oven one evenin'. Jlo never looks
right in a theater er laughs when other
folks do. Ho thinks bo's pop'lar when
folks er only afraid o' him. You kin
tell by th' way a great feller pays his
car fare er buys a newspaper that whoever married him is tremblin' an' won-
derin' what, lie's goin' t' hop her
about when ho gits home. Th' only
lime most great men ever refer t' their
wives is whon they tell how they cook
somethin', an' th' only timo ther ever
seen with 'om is when they bring 'om
down town t' sign somo property away
or appear with 'em at Bomo high brow
function where it's nccessnry fer th'
looks o' things. Then all th' women'II
say, "What on earth do you suppose
he ever seen in that littlo dried up
thing?" er, "I wonder kow bor father
mado his money?" A groat feller's
wife never gits any crodit. Occasionally her name gits in th' paper in connection with some charitable afTair,
but that's only t' boost hcr husband.
Some new phase o' a woman'b character pops out ever* day an' I don't
care how great hcr husband thinks ho
is he ought t' remember that it'll soon
be to-morrow an' he kin go down town
A few little kind words menn a wholo
lot, more to th' average woman than
O' courso ther's somo wcinoi that
even a dressmaker's husband couldn't
please, but bow very easy it is t' git
a traveliu' position. Most any womaa-
'11 bo kind t' you occasionally. Ne-
buddy ever ought t' git too great f
bo gentle around homo. Meu kin evei
git along happily with trained seals by
handin' om' a fish ever* time they balance a torch on thor nose.
A great man really ought t' be tickled t' death t' git out o' th' limelight
an' away from tli' friends that er usin'
bim, an' spend a few hours with th'
girl that really knows him an' remembers when he' turned his cull's, used
perfume an' depended on his father for
a shave.
Very few great men would know
ther wives if they seeu 'em in congenial
Tho temple grounus cover an ar«R »f
about six or seven acres, ami are sur
rounded by a wall fourteen feel high.
Thoy are subdivided into three enclosures, iu the principal of which stands
the main temple, surrounded by avenues of trees ami a granite pavement, oi
either side of which, instead of a grass
sward, tbo space is given ovor to half-
bricks, ash-heaps, potsherds, broken
glass, and other indications of untidiness ami neglect. Sundry pigs, dogs,
and fowls roamed at will.
Round the temple enclosure were pil
hired cloisters in a similar stato of dirt
and disorder, eveu to the ashes and bits
of charred sticks remaining from the
tires mado against tbe cloister wall by
tlte pilgrims of tho past season. The
temple itself stands upon a railed foundation, and is surrounded by a cotoi
nade. Ou the faco of the raised foundation and ou the walls of the temple
are carvings of white marble in relief.
Access to the temple is obtained by u
double flight of granite steps, und crossing the colonnade, we enter through a
small door. The interior is gloomy ami
cavern-like, and until the eye gets accustomed to tbe darkness little is soon.
Opposite tho main entrance is the
shrine, in which is seated a mnssiv*
gilded figure supported on either side
by others standing. In front of thf
shrine is thu altar, upon which is a
bowl of burning incense and a lighted
lamp of antique make. In front of the ^|
altar is a table upon which are carved
bamboo vases and curiously carved
staves, part, of the stock-in-trade of thr
priest-soothsayers. Banged rouud the
walls at varying distances aru other
gilded figures, some gigantic nml of
fern-dolls appearance. Of tho other
three temples we. visited but oue, that
containing an ancient monument. Thin
was a representation in stone of a
gigantic tortoise. Ou its back stood a
stoue pillar tapering a little toward*
the top.
During untold ages tho earth has been
slowly contracting, is still slowly con-
trading, round its central, ever-haidflii
ing core. True, its density is four-
fifths that of hammered steel; but what
steel could stand the contracting force
—or, in othor words, tho weight—of all
that goes to form our glubet Now,
as the earth contracted mountain mass
es were thrown up in ridges, and long,
sinuous valleys dipped in folds. To
day thu same process is still going on.
Slowly certain shores are rising out tf
the deep, and thus towns that two thousand years ago stood by lho seashore
are now inland villages; slowly, hut cortninly— I'or no buttress can stay the (]
coming calamity—other shores are di?
appearing beneath tho waves, and thuu
over what was once populous laad the
sea rolls. 'there is no quarto: Of the
worbl where this secular movement, this
slow unrest, due to a contracting earth.
is nol manifest. We do not speak of;
those creases on tho earth's surface
ih wo call tlio Andes, the Himalayas,
the Alps, wrinkles on the face of our
jood green earth, tolling that it is no
otiger young—slowly theso wo c thrust
up ill a fur-past age as tho cruBt drew1
together; but wo do insist that in the
present day in England and in Scotland,
rway aud in Holland, in Australia
and in New Zealand, by inland seas ami t
by wide-vtrcteliiiig oceans, some lands
ire slowly upheaved one foot a century,
while other lauds, again, are subsiding
imperceptibly but surely.
While no instruments, however sensi
tive, could respond to this slow folding,
producing mountains, or to this age-long
swinging, producing ocean and contitt
ents, <if their existonee we havo abund- '
ant evidence. Why, muck of the story of I
geology is a tale of vast earth move |
incuts! Now nnd again the enormous
pressure of a cooling and contracting
globe gets too great for oven the solid
■Meks to bear the stress and the strain
of it, and snap goes a rocky stratum.
Thon over the wide earth tho jar \e
felt, in every observatory tho dclientoh
poised noodles vibrate to tho seismic
waves tbat radiate from the centre of
disturbance: whilo over the spot where
tho earth's crust lias given way—per
haps only a fow inches—devastation
and death, such as wo witnessed recently at Messina, mark one of nature's
most awesome phenomena.
Tho search for a cotton substitute
hns been going on in Europe for a long '
time, aud many experiments have been
made witb the common nettle which
has been a promising plant on account
of the strength of its fibre and its ready
growth while under the most discouraging conditions, with a largo yield per
aero. The great difllculty has been in
separating the fibre from tbe woody
stem, ln a method of treatment that
has been worked out in the last- two or
three years, tho dried nettle stems are <
boiled about half an hour in dilute soda ■
lye, and loosened fibres aro then separated in a machine witb revolving brush-
Tito material is then subjected to
any great problem er business denl her [a number of alternate boilings in dilute
husband may bo absorbed in while he
ought t' bo etitcrtainin' her. But ho
never finds it out till she's pneked up
an' gone back t' her folks an' th' newB-
papers print hor side first. Ther's lots
o' difference between a good husband
an' a good provider.
If your wife is fond o' musical
treats nn' settlement work you ought
t' be willin' t' make a fow concessions.
If ehe objects t' gittin' breakfast
'cause sho looks so ugly in th' mornin'
lye and thorough washings, both under
high pressure. The product is a mass
of yellowish fibres, freo from gum, tbat.
can be bleached, combed and spun into
lustrous white yarn. This is claimed to |
have the smoothness ami softness of
flax, with tho strength even greater
than lhat of hemp. The ynrn has been
made into brilliant damask, and can bo
used—alone or with othor threads—for
upholsteries, ribbons, nnd a variety of
fabrics. tiie islander, Cumberland, u.c.
The Seven-Stone Charm
(By  Colonel Stanley  Paterson)
Over tho jungle-clad Ghats, across:
tho hot, dry plains of Central ^tdia,
through tho prosperous cultivation of
the Uui tod Provinces, away into tho;
arid Punjab, heedless alike of tho dark,
stuffy night, the cool, gray morning
uazo, and tbo flaming beat of the midday suu, tho mail-train steamed steadily
northward, carrying the weekly news,
good or ovil, of friends iu far-away
Kngland to the weary sojourners in the
uttermost outposts of our Kastern Empire.
In our carriage ai. the windows wero
tightly closed; the well-s inked tat I ies ,
wero drawing freely, filling the confined spaco with a pungent smell of
OOSOUfi; live of tho six vouctiaus were
drawn up to exclude the blinding glare,
leaving but one bluo glass window
available for inspection of tho burning world outside; whilo wo four passengers—three old stagers (yellow ami
drawn) nnd a pink and-white, full-
blooded "griffin" (an earnest young
M.P. freshly nut id' London by tho last
boat)—lay stretched in onr respective
corners attired in tho airiest possible
clothing common decency would permit,
languidly helping ourselves nt intervals
to the eon tents of the tu dispensable
ice-box that lay handy undor the soar,
the "grimn" panting and dripping in
the unaccustomed heat. As it was certain ho would follow tbo way of bis
kind, anil on return to Kngland pose
as an authority on all matters appertaining to India, or in all probability
write (from the ripe experience of a
six weeks' tour along the beaten track)
a book dealing with tho many complicated questions of our rulo in tho Eaat,
the Commissioner and 1, suppressing
the lurking twinkle iu our eyes and our
fearful joy when pencil and uotu-book
came rapidly into requisition, wero relating to him many remarkable facts
rogarding the ways, manners, religion,
etc., of tlio natives, our tyrannical method* of rulo, and anything else that
came into onr heads to while away the
tedium of tho journey. Wo stopped at
a station, au ordinary wayside station.
How irritatingly alike all these stations
are to the fagged Anglo-Indian traveller, with their crowd of sweating, chattering, quaintly robed natives struggling for places in the soini-enttlo-car-
riages already packed to thrico their
carrying capacity, into which the ,a-
tion officials havo to shove thom by
sheer force through a dense array of
heads and forms at every window
shouting to the station water-carriers
or trying hard to buy from the platform hawkers sonic of those sticky, unappetising sweets so dear to tho native
palate! All over the platform another
crowd lay or squalled, patiently awaiting tho arrival of a train due probably
in four or five hours' time, whilo in a
more secluded corner, apparently utterly
oblivious of tho bustle around him, sat
an old ash-smeared fakir, begging, bowl
in hand, and with a peculiar silver
ornament hung by a cord round Ins
We wero just beginning to rolato for
the benefit id' our "griffin" somo highly iinaginative tales regarding theso
yogis'or holy men, wnen wo wero astonished to see thu l'ublic Works official, a grave man who seldom spoke,
staring intently llirougli the window
at thu unconscious fakir, and then, as
the train moved ou, sink buck in his
seat, saying, "I never heard of bnt one
other i-harm like that, and it had a
queer story—I dou't know if it is ended yet.''
Wo immediately stopped our banter,
and begged tho yarn, settling ourselves
comfortably down to listen, well knowing that any tain the I'.W.O. might, tell
would bc well worth the hearing.
"A good number of years ago," he
began—"I should not like to say how
many, they do pass so quickly, somo-
Itow—my brother Sam, riding quietly
home after a hard morning's pig-stiek-
ing, passed by a solitary jungle-hut, in
front of which, playing with tho wax-
like (lowers fallen from a shady mowha
tree overhead, sat a small brown baby
nature-nude except, for a curious silver
ornament, secured by a silken cord
round his fat little middle. Such an
ovorydny sight would usually havo passed unnoticed; but at tho momont of
passing Sam's quick eyo dotected a
movement In the dry grass"immediately
in front of tho babe; then suddenly
a tall cobra reared Its ugly hoad, hood
expanded, in the attitude of striking.
In a flash Sam had sprung from his
horse, dragged the child toward him,
and witli a swift blow of lus stoat
riding-whip laid the reptile dend at his
feet. But too Into. Quick as ho hnd
been, the cobra had been quicker) and,
ore the child had reached safety, with
all tho strength of its tcnsoly coiled
muscles it struck.
"The screams of tho terrified infant
brought a vory old man hobbling out
nf the hut. ..ith a rapid glance ho
seemed to Lako in the situation, and
without a word knelt beside Sam, who
wns vainly endeavoring to search tlio
vigorously struggling child for tho Sur-
pant-made wound. 0 rent-grandpapa—
for so he proved to be—spent no timo
hi looking nt the little lad's skin, but
immediately inspected the ornament,
which ho detached and handed to my
brother, saying, 'It is as I thought, Hu-
zoor—tlio child is unhurt; this has
Saved him. See, here struck tho snake,'
ue added, pointing to a tiny drop of
moisture lying in a syiall hollow in the
"Tho ornnmont was a hexagonal
pieco of silver about tho sizo of a rupee. On each faco of tho hexagon and
on tho centre spaco was rudely embossed tho figure of somo god, and let into
the middle of four of these figures was
a peculiar small green stone; from tho
othor threo the stones were missing, a
shallow cup in the silver nlono marking
the plnce whero tbey hod b*jott. In
one of those cups lay tho drop of venom.
"While soothing nnd comforting the
still-wailing bnbe, Ihe old man told of
tho charm. It bad been given to his
father many years ago by a wandering
yogi, who declared bo had found it in
ono  of  the  old  Jain   temples   in   tho
south, sealed up ia a small copper
casket along with au ancient writing
which stated that so long ad a stono
remained in tho charm death would,
on one occasion, pass by the wearer;
bet that wdienever a stone disapp^aied
lho charm must at once' be passed on.
Why tho yogi gave tho charm, or what!
death his father escaped, tho old man
knew i ot; but, as ho said, 'Sahib, my
father belonged to tbo Kshatriya or
lighting caste, and iu those days there
was uo lack of perils for such ns ho. As
it was, ho died in battle whilo I was
still a boy, having somo time beforo his
iieath fastened the charm round my
neck. There 1 wore it for more yoars
thau I - can count; because, hur.oor,
though l am a Kshatriya, I am a muu
of peace, and liavo lived by tilling tho
ground; therefore, perhaps, deadly danger has not come nigh to mo. Uut
two years ago camo tho great sickness,
aud amongst our villagers it struck liko
a murrain in cattle. 1 was one of the
first to sicken, and whon death seemed certain those of my household carried nto out in tlio night-time and laid
ino in tho street, because, as yo.i know,
Huzoor, on account of tho Oovernment
order, wo pooplo liko not that any- be
found dead of tho plaguo in our houson.
And in tho early dawn the buffaloes and
cattlo driven out to the grazing passed
over mo; for though they snorted and
edged away in foor, still in tho crush
one put. its foot lightly upon mo. And
nt onco I felt a now life como into mo,
and painfully crawled back to my
houso, where I luy all day half-conscious. That night thero was no one
to carry mo out ngain; the great sickness had taken thorn all, mau, woman
and child, and only this babe was left
to me. And from tho charm a stone
was missing. So T fastened thc charm
round the child, for I had no one else
to give it to; but, now that- his turn is
past, to whom can I better givo it than
to you, Huzoor, whose kindness helped
to savo him?'
"Sum, though distinctly sceptical
and inclined to laugh nt the tale, accepted tho trinket chiefly not to oifoud
the ohl man, hung it on his warch-
dhain, pulled out a couplo of rupois as
an exchange-present., rode on his way,
and dismissed the affair from his mind.
"Somo five years later he was engaged as one of the engineers building thc
great railway bridge over tho Indus.
On his section tho hugo iron girders had
beeu swung into position, and swarms
of half-naked workers wero busy riveting and making secure tho superstructure. Walking along tho foot-plank
laid on the girders at a dizzy height
above the river, ho was supervising the
work above, when a frenzied cry of
warning made him instinctively spring
back, nearly losing his balance in the
act. Just in time. A whiz, a slight
tug at his watch-chain, and a heavy
sledge-hammer which had slipped from
tho hand of somo careless workman,
touching his clothes, went hurtling
down into the roaring torrent beneath.
It was a narrow escape, and somehow
his thoughts went flying back to tho
almost forgotten charm. He looked;
Iho chain was snnpped, tho charm still
hanging on the broken link, but another
stono had gone.
"By next mail tho little bit of silver went home to our sister, to whom
Sam was deeply attached, and for some
years we in India hoard nothing further
of it. Then one day came a letter
saving the sister in safe aud prosaic
England had barely escaped a peril sn
deadly that sho refused to name it. But
sho was saved, another stono wns missing, and the trinket bad been passed ou
to her fiance, a captain in a lino regiment then on its way to tho war which
had newly broken out iu South- Africa".
Wo all know what some of the lighting
in that war was like, and especially
have we all heard of that, nwful night
ou Splon Kop. Woll, ho wns there, in
tho front line, with mon dead and dying all around him; but doath and
wounds pnssed him by; only one bullet
touched and apparently should have
killed him, but it struck fair on the
charm which ho woro round htj reck,
nnd glanced harmlessly aside, carrying the sixth stono with it.
"The charm is now worn by his bio-
ther, also a soldior; but apparently
death has not yot como within striking
distance of him, for, so far as I know
tho seventh stone still remains in its
"Such is tho story recalled by tho
sight of tbat old fakir, overy word of
which I cnn vouch for. It is unaccountable, I admit; though, ns you
know, not a fow of theso ascetic yogis,
by somo knowledge, power, necromancy,
or devilry nevor vouchsafed to us whito
men, seem nt timos to get some faint
grasp of tho fringe of tho inner order
of tilings, producing results for whicli
we cnn And no reasonable explanation."
Wo old stagers were silent, feeling
thnt wo had again been permitted .i
rare glimpse into tho practical mysticism so ever-prosont ns to form nn integral part of native life, but that seldom approaches sufficiently near even
to impinge on the outskirts of onr west-
em civilization. So wo nodded com-
prohondingly. But to the "griffin" it
was all rank superstition; therefore
ho talked long and.Joml of coincidence,
auto-suggestion, nud tho liko, nnd scoff-
od nnd refused belief. And when, one
scorching night in the plains, wo read
Iho expected volume by the light of
the punkah-lamps on the veranda of the
commissioner's bungalow, and found
that tho one story that might havo
helped to some smnll insight, into the
back of the nntivo's mind wns cnrefully
omitted, while the "facts obtained from
unimpeachable Ronrces" wore nil duly
elaborated, we grimly smiled ono to another, nnd more than ovor questioned
the utility of matters Indian boing
dealt with In parliamentary debute.
It's groat to ho tho only duke on
shipboard. The last timo tho Duke
of Manchester returned to England
frum nn American visit ho hnd the lead
in all tho fun that a voyago affords.
As practically everyone was incapacita
ted tho first four days, a great deal
had to bo concentrated in tho last three.
Tho Duke not only presided ut the
deck sports, but ho won the fat men's
running prize, helped,to pull tho English team to victory in tho tug of war
and had several other athletic victories
to his credit Afterward he had tho
privilege of bestowing the prizes upon
the winners, and whenever one fell to
his own lot he would pocket it with the
exclamation "Meh!"
He was the most energetic and conspicuous figure iu the deck dances, being especially enthusiastic in barn
dances ami other lively dances. "Shake
a leg, Billy," ho would shout as he
swung from one person to aaother, exhorting all to join in the merriment)
Again, at tho "concert" given by
the ship's men, ho mado neat little
speeches and introductions and heard
harmless jokes aimed at him.
On the last day bo passed around the
hat for contributions for the bund and
smiled amiably as snapshols were mado
of bim by tourists wishing tu add a
duko to their collection of foreign
Tin construction of a good ski is not
an easy task, for it involves a number
of delicate problems.
Skis intended for uso in tho mountains must lm both strong nud supple.
'1 heso two qualities are associated in
the wood of the ash, of which most good
skis aro mado. Becauso of tho high
price ot ash, many mountaineers substitute spruce or larch, which abound in
tho Alps. Skis are sometimes mado of
two kinds of wood, a lioavy, closo-
graincd spocios being employed for tho
lower, ami a light wood for tho upper
part. Very hard aud heavy oak is
used for tho bottoms of leaping ;,!\i&.
A ski mode entirely of oak would bo
too heavy for uso. White ash presents tho best construction of tho four
desired qualities of elasticity, strength,
lightness and moderate cost. Tho trees
are felled itt winter boforo the pap has
started and nre cut into planks eight
feet long, four and one-half inchis wide
and ouo and a half inchos thick. Knots
aro carefully avoidod and tho planks
are so cut. that the grain of the wood
will run obliquely downward from front
to roar of the ski. The plnnks are
seasoned iu the air for ono year. Tke
skis aro theu cut out with tbe aid of
models and tho bottom is (dauad to
perfect smoothnoss. Tho desired curvature is usually obtained by soaking
the ski In wator and bonding it with
the hands or by pressing it in a mold.
Dr. Paulcke advises tho mountaineer to
Bupport tho ski, in au oblique and inverted position, with its front ond over
a charcoal fire. nV wot cloth is placed
on tho part to bo bent, and fch-3 point,
of tho ski is drawn downward by means
of a cord until the desired curvature is
obtained. Tho cord is theu fastened to
a fixod object, the wet cloth is removed
nud tho ski is allowed to dry ovor tho
At tho normal military school at
Brian con, in the Haut^s Alpes, tho wot
planks aro clamped between forms and
thus dried in a warm, well ventilated
room or in a moderately heated ovon.
This process is expeditious, but is apt
to cause britllcncss.
Ia tho Ilngen ski factory, which turns
out 100 skis por day, tho nsh planks,
which have ooon kept one yoar iu the
storehouse, are soaked ten minutes in
boiling water. This treatment, mnkes
the wood so pliable that it can bo bent
by hand on a form. Tho ski is allowed to dry in the nir during two
weeks, after which tho final curvature
is given to it by hand.
The desired curvature having bcen
produced by any of theso methods, the
longitudinal groove and thc transverse
mortise aro cut, and the ski is polish-
od and varnished.
Tho problem of attaching the ski to
the foot is much discussed and many
different, methods are employed. The
attachment should be strong nnd simple and shuuld assure easy and perfect
control of the ski, without unduly restraining tho freedom of tho foot.
Above all, it must bo easy to adjust
oven with fingers stiffened by cold. It
is also desirable to bo able to disengage the foot, quickly in emergencies
to prevent brenking the ski or the leg.
Onco upon a timo—tho dato is unimportant, but it was not far from tho
middle of tbo last century—a man nu I
a boy wont forth from an American
farm-houao at tho break of dawn, Tho
man carriod an old-fashioned tin clock.
"Father, what aro you going to do
with onr clock?" said the boy. And
the man answered:
"I'm going to set. it. when tlio sun
"But how do you know tbe right
time when thc sun rises?" queried thc
"I'll find it in my Old Farmers' Al-
manas," replied tho father.
"But how does the almanac mnn find
out when tho sun rises?' persisted the
"T don't, know," camo st last—the
usual finnl ancwer of parents.
Such is substantially Hill's own
story, given verbally some years ago in
explanation of mo beginning of his interest in astronomy. And he ndded:
"I made up my mind right thon I'd
find out how tho almanac wns mnde."
Many yoars later, bo runs the tale, a
miildlonged mnn who looked like nu
American fnrmcr, ami who carriod in
his nnnd an ohl carpet bag of tho model
of tho '(10'b, entered an inn near tho
most famous university of England;
that one, let us say, which Thackeray
has called tho University of Camford.
Ho left his bag in a small back room
which was assigned to him, and went
away about his business. He must hnve
visited tho university, for soon great
university dons begnn to arrive at thc
inn, for the purposo of leaving cards
upon tho distinguished American astronomer, and to beg an opportunity of entertaining him with that splendid courtesy which—Thackeray again tells us—
characterizes tho Rnglinh collcgo magnate, when he takes tho trouble to be
polite, and rustles nnd swells in his
grand robe? of stnte.
When Hill came back to tnke his comfort in his irfn, ho found his "trnps"
moved into ono of the vory best, rooms,
himself the guest of honor, ami the
landlord chopfallen through having mis
taken the grent man. It is said that
XXill nover noticed the change of rooms.
However this may have been, it is
certain that ho hail by this time learned how the almanac man made his calculations, or the great English university would not hnve summoned him to
receive its honorary degte.'
Our readers will wish to know about
Hill's work: they will not bo contented with a mere collection of anecdotes
about tho man himself, though such a
collection could be made a large and interesting one. Nor is it possible to explain iu a few words and iu a manner
intelligible to the general public just,
what Hill's principal contributions to
science are. Of course, his official
work in tho Nautical office was necessarily of a somewhat routine character:
his groat ropututiou rests upon a very
long series of memoirs which ho produced in his spare time and published
in scientific journals. Many of thoso
are in the domain of tho so-called pure
mathematics, but moro often his taste
lod him to the study of planetary and
lunar complexities of motion. Ever
since the time of Newton mathematicians have continued tho endeavor to
explain theso motions as necessary con-
sequences of tho Inw of gravitation
alone. As the power and accuracy of
instrumental appliances hns gradually
Improved, observational astronomers
havo constantly brought to light small
new inequalities in these motions; it
is beliovod that such small discrepancies as still remain unexplained by tho
law of gravitation would disappear if
man's powors of mathematical analysis
were perfect. Especially in the case of
thc moon, duo to its proximity to our
earth, has it bejti possible to extend observational inquiry into tho most minute incdieaoies of motion; and it is in
thc lunar theory, perhaps, that Hill's
most, significant ami most difficult work
has boon done. Certain it is that he
has hore brought about a real extension
of human knowledge, one that will stand
for all timo, if we may trust tho best
contemporary critical judgment.
I. have long had a passion for nn
tiques, furniture especially, but my fin
ances will not permit of muck iudul-
genco along this line. My friends all
know of my hobby and often tell mo of
now places whero I may securo treasures, and it was from ono of them that
X learned of a little shop on one of the
lower side streets where bargains in
great variety were to bo had. "Every
ttnng you could possibly want seems to
be there; from the seeds of tho first
apple to a tooth of Jonah's whale,"
added tny friend, laughingly.
One afternoon I went down to the
little shop and was well repaid. Such
a delightful, heterogooneous collection
of the past t have not seen in many
days, and especially was I taken with
iin ohl desk or secretary of rosewood
with carved and inlaid top, odd littlo
nooks and corners, and—perhaps I imagined this—tho scent of roses still
cu iging to it. Easily persuading my
self that I could afford nnd really need
od a desk exactly like this, I had it
sent homo with some fow other things.
Suc]^h happy time as I had that evening arranging my now possessions, and
whnt pleasant anticipations J wasted on
that desk. Such a dear littlo piece of
furnituro it whs, with so many delightful drawers and onto cubbyholes, I pull
ed them out again and ngain—when by
accident I touched a secret spring ami
opened at tho Bide a tiny compartment
which I had not noticed before.
Again the scent of roses greetod me
and I could uot resist putting in my
hand ns if to receive a cluster. My
fingers closed on a picco of paper—old
and yellowed—with a single fa.led rose
thrust through it. The petals flutters
to the floor, as rising I went toward
the light, T found I had a letter. With
fast, dimming eyes 1 read it and hero
set- it down for you. Perhaps you can
offer somo explanation, perhaps you
know a story of which it cubld be a
Theso questions aow confront me:
Havo I tho dosk of the recipient, or did
tho writer never send tho letter but fold
it away in her secret drawer? Can
you help to solve this mystery?
It has uo title nor dnte othor thnn
"The Duy" nnd begins simply:
"Is is In truth The Day, llie .great
day. The sun peeped in my window
this morning to awaken mo, but found
me waiting for him, as I havo not slept.
Alas, I fear I shall make but a sorry
looking bride. . How pale I am! Ther-
ose camo to help mo dress and I have
been to matins, made my confession and
received tho communion, so now I an1
ready to ho married—or die.
"Mother camo in Inst night to talk
with mo and tell me bow lucky I am
and warnod mo that I must not think
of you nor breathe your nnmo again
1 said nothing. How could I toll hoi
yon aro my mind, myjoul, my life, and
that it is impossible not to think of
you? Dear, these nre forbidden subjects; many things aro often dono for
the good of the family, I am young ami
ono's mother knows best—yesf
"Ho came also Ia.it night, but I would
not see him. Ho is a very good man
ami he, too, will bo sacrificed, I am
sorry, but why? Oh, wondor-mnn, is it
given to him to lmvo much of this
World's good and my body, and yon are
denied of all savo my heart? Vour
roses hnvo just como.
"During my sleepless night I have
read and re-read your denr letters. I
suppose 1 must destroy them — I could
not do it before. Ts it wrong, I wonder, for one to worship another as I
do you? I wish yon had not written
me suen letters.
"Thereso interrupts me. She snys it
is time to go down. Tlte minutes nro
flying. [ have put my slippers on and
thoy hurt me. Vou know tbo ob1 sny
ing, "If a bride's slippers pinch or hurt
sho will walk a atony path,' Ts it true,
do you think? Thorose is alarmed at
my lack of color, sho has gone down
stairs to got mo somo wine. This is
right. The condemned criminal is al
ways left nlono a few minutes before
tho end.
"..nd this if the End! I cannot, will
not do it. Heart-of-my-henrt, I nm at
ways yours and you are mine, Nothing
but nfe can part us. and so I will come
to you in death. Kvoiything is ready.
I cnn hoar tho bolls—purely thnt is n
dirge tliey nro chiming. Theresa is
coming with mv mothor. I must hnrry.
flood-bye, my iovo, for n whilo.   Tho
little knife is near my heart one last
word to you, a kiss, now another—Ob,
my lovo, I "
Thus it ends abruptly, with but a
dark red spot us a possible answer, 1
havo put the yellowed paper aud the
rosedust back into thoir testing place,
and tho little desk remains a thing
There's no way of telling in advance
how a man is going to take liis complete wiping out in game of chance.
"There's no rule about it," declared an old gambler. "I'vo seen mon of
long tested gnmeuess go all to pieces
aftor big losings; seen tbem suddenly
shuck speechless, as weak as rnitdron.
witli their lips trembling like those tt
"'omen who aro about, to cry.
"On the other hand, I'vo seen (.haps
with low foreheads am] weak cniu, aiul
reputation's for crawfishing auu backing water in tight places, stand Jou:
Square to tlio finishing wrenches of long
runs of devilish luck, nnd take theii
bitter medicine with hearts apparently
as brave as their faces wore weak. Probably the best educated ami tho most
highly organized men are tho hardest
'The gnnicst loser I over saw was a
sheep herder, who didn't look to have
enough character in him to stuff a gnat
pelt. He was bunching sheep on the
Idaho ranges for $25 a month and his
grub whon nn aunt iu Connecticut,
whom ho had scarcely ever hoard of,
much less seen, died and left him $18,-
'Ho didn't havo to come east to get
tho money, A lawyer handed it to him
in a bundle at Poeatelln. Ho went to
dim Hosford *s faro bank and fold dim
that ho wanted to make a few thousand
dollar bets. Hosforth told him that
he'd better hang on to his money. The
herder told Jim that he wanted action
on his money, and that if ho couldn't
get it at Hosford's layout, why, there
were others,
"So llosford dealt thom from the
box himsolf with a $1,000 limit. I saw
the whole play. Jt only lasted 4ii minutes. Tho herder wasn't in it at any
stage of the game. Coppered or open,
he couldn't land right. It wns the
fiercest run of evil luck I ever saw a
man have nt faro. Whon the border
had lost $13,000 Hosford said to him:
"'You'd better pinch out that remaining $5,000, Ombrey; givo yourself
a chance.'
" 'Von hand mc ont another box full,'
replied tho herder. 'When I got enough
jl'11 quit.'
"Tho man was perfectly cool and collected and laid down his hist five $1,000
bills without a tremor. Ho picked
four straight losers. By that time the
box wns ont, and Hosford riffled 'om
and started another one. The herder
watched them slip for a minute nnd
then ho put his last $1,000 on the high
card. That kind of a long-shot playing don't do ior cinch work, and the
bot trimmed him out. There wasn't a
particle of contraction to his features
when he struck a match and coolly lit
a cigar. T think those who saw the
play felt, a good denl sorrier for him
thai! he did for himself.
" 'Uud,' said Hosford to the herder,
'I'm no hog. I'll just split tho differ*
ouce with you, nnd he began to count
out half the money lie had won from
the sheep man.
" 'No, you won't,' replied the herder,
'but you can give me a drink and a
bottie io put in my pocket.'
" 'Better take a couple of thousand
and run to Vrisco or Denver and have
a whirl out of it, any bow,1 persisted
" 'I've had my whirl,'wns the man's
"Ho wasn't, sulky nt all, and ho didn't look abused. llo was simply all
man und ull game,
"'Whoro aro you bound for now?'
nsked Hosford after settling for tho
drinks. "•*-».
"'Buck to the obi 0—S, snid the
herder, and he started for the ranch an
hour later. He had bought three flannel shirts, a pair of top boots ami a
poncho, and ho took those things along
with him in a bundle. Thev wero all
ho got for his $18,000.
"Then I recall the game lose made by
an Irish coal miner named Larkin, in
heaven worth, in 1881. Ho had been
making $2 a day iu the mine and was
unmarried. Ho wasn't a drinking man.
When ho knocked off work on summer
evenings he would bat a ball around a
lot for the young fellows until darkness camo on. Somo near relative loft
I.urkin $.1,0l>0. Lark in washed up nnd
took thc money over to one of the
"The priest told him he'd better
bnnk the money, I.ark in got inside
the bank, and thore wns a big lino of
depositors beforo the window of the receiving teller. Instead of taking his
place in line he waited at the door.
Across tlm street he saw tho attractive
window of Col. Jamison's bon-bon
gambling layout, which was wddo open
at that time.
"He drifted across the street to look
on for a whilo until the line at tho receiving teller's window should become
reduced somewhat. lie dropped the
whole $8,000 at a stud game iu less than
nn hour nnd he walked back to his
boarding house whistling 'Tho Knkes o'
"He finished out the nfiernoon bnt-
ting .ho hall raund the lot for tho
youngsters, and the next morning, with
his tin lamp in his hat. nnd Itis dinner bucket, ho set out for tho mines,
still whistling merrily,"
The French army is studying a practical means of making aviation at once
less difficult and less dangerous by
means of norlal charts. Atwood in his
flight from St. Douis followed tho line
of railroad, and Die delays ho met with
aro well known. The Froneh idea is
to hnvo before tho compass a card
which tho airman should bo ablo to
rond nt n glance, no mutter what his
speed, confirming its information by u
glanco at, the earth over which he is
Aviators consider that cha-ncters in
while spread over the green surface of
the earth are most serviceable for idem
tiflention. Prom the height of f>,000
motrei white linos wore distinguished
last April bv two aviators sent up foi
ourpn?es of observation. From this
height villages appeared ns dnrk spots
nd waters reflecting the sunlight a'
brilliant white shoots. From this heigh
"hoad lines, because of their neuu
tint, wero largely indistinguishable. At
the height of U00 metres belfries of
small churches were confounded with
houses, but la go churches isolated them-
clves admirably.
The French army's idea is to isolate
on the proposed chart thoso objects
whieh naturally detach themselves most
visibly on the earth. Towns are to be
indicated by vivid rod, with a difference
it shade to indicate the relative sixes.
■Sheds for dirigibles, aerodromes, and depositories for hydrogen are to be marked with convenient signs. Vines, gar-
lens, and slopes of country aro also to
bo indicated.
With such a pystom of siguals, the
French think that greater security
should follow flight, largely by giving
tbe  airmail  additional   confidence ami
Iso by saving him timo and worry. By.
this means also, after a littlo practice,
\i\ will be able to lay out his route with
tolerable precision—for tho outcome of
'ng is expected to show that airmen
will keep in certain currents precisely
as sea pilots learn to avoid danger
marks in harbors.
Tho Aero Club of France hns also
taken up the question of charts. But./
this club has decided tbat neither compass nor chart will answer all purposes;
ihe aviator must bo able to see danger
ons obstacles—and to this end it is not
unlikely that in time each municipality
will go to tho exponso of erecting danger signs in its vicinity, as well as
marking points of location within certain well-defined distunces. 'i'he president of tho French Aerial League has
come out with a proposition that poles
be erected ou all high towers, etc., with
letters traced upon them to show di's-
tancos. The figures, tho league says,
should be two in kind: oue to represent
lhe distance, north or south, in kilometres between any givon place and the
parallel of Paris; and the other, the distance east or west from the meridian of
the French capital. For example, if
an aviator reads the figures 431.340 ho
will know that ho is 4;U kilometres to
the south of the parallel and 340 from
the meridian of Paris, and by consulting
his annual register can easily get his
bearings for ihe next lap in his flight.
Witpplies were so difficult to obtain
that at one time Caesar's soldiers had
to subsist on roots and grass. For
some months, Pompey withstood all provocations to pitched battlo, and he
would actually have destroyed Caesar
without fighting, had not the Roman
nobles in his camp, rendered impatient
by inaction, anxious to return to the
capital, and emboldened by Caesar's difficulties, obliged him to give battle. The
two armies caine to blows on the fields
of Pharsalia, August 9, 43 B.C., and
Caesar's veteran infantry, seasoned by
a decade of wars in Gaul, undid in a
few hours ail the advantage of Pompey 'h great, numbers. With tho defeat
occurred a general disbanding of X'om-
poy's party.
Fortune had once moro favored Caesar; and once moro he showed himsolf
proof against self-deception, perceiving
that, notwithstanding tlio victory, his
foo could still command forces greater
than his own. Ho gave another wonderful exhibition—his Inst—of moderation and tact: ho clemently invited to
his side the uncertain and those who
had followed Pontpoy from timidity or
gratitude, or becauso of family or social
connections, and graciously received tho
surrender of many of Pompey's illustrious partisans, among them, Marcus
Junius Brutus. He sent to Komo no
official announcement of the victory, no
suggestion of celebrations, but dispatched Anthony thither merely with tho
duty of directing his party, whicli was
again master of tho comitia and of the
Meanwhile Pompey lied with u small
lollowing to Egypt, where he had onca
conferred benefits upon the father of the
reigning monarch, and where somo t'lou-
sands of his soldiers were stationed.
Knowing thnt his rival had probably
gone to Egypt in ordor to contrive the
renewal of ite war, Caesar pu sued him
with two legions to capture him and so
conclude the struggle. When he arrived, ho discovered that Pompey was
already out of reckoning; he had been
killed by the ministers of King Ptolemy.
But there wanted little of his drag- ,
ging Caesar, too hot in pursuit, to ruin
in Egypt with himself, for on reaching
Alexandria, tho latter engaged with hi?
legions in a national civil war, in behalf of Cleopatra, against tho party of
the king's ministers, who were opposing
hor joint rule with her brother Ptolemy.
What is the use of snakes.' In their
"going on thoir belly," tho circumstance tlmt so offended Macon, lies one
of tbelr greatest uses, because that, together with thoir internal formation
and external covering, enables them to
penetrate whore no larger carnivorous
animal could venture, into dark and
noisome morasses, bog-jungloB, swamps
amid tho tangled vegetation of the
tropics, whoro swurms of the lesser reptiles, on whieh so mnny of thom feed,
would otherwise outbalance the harmony of nature.,
Woudrously nnd oxipiisitely constructed for tlieir habitat, they are able to
exist whero the higher animals could
not; and while thoy help to clear those
inaccessible places of (he lesser vermin,
thoy themselves supply food for a number of the smaller mammalia, which,
with many carnivorous birds, devour
vast numbers of young snakes.
Tho hedgehog, weasel, ichneumon,
rat. peccary, bndger, gout, hog, and nn
Immense number of birds keep Shakos
within duo limits, wliile the hitter perform their part, among the grain-devouring and herbevorous lesser creature?.
Kiln—That young farmer tried to kiss
ie, saying that ho had never kissed a
girl before.
Stella—What did you toll him?
Kiln—That 1 wns no ngricultural experiment stntiou.
Ib- sang nbout the "good times,"
With all his heart and soul;
Mo matter how tbo world behaved,
lie still cried, "Let 'or roll!" ____
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and malt liquors such ns beer,,ale, and
stent, and tho common alkaloids are
ihe eaffeb of coffee and tea and tho
thoobroMin of chocolate, if wo exclude
aleotlne from consideration,
Tbe comparatively modern science of
physiological chemistry has devoted
much attention to thr.se substances in
the efiort to determine thoir precise effect ou bodily functions suid their potential value or harmfnlness. Aro they
men* oktravagrant luxuries, not only
uelosi but actually injurious to the
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they can't take the place of the steam
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action smoother and tho running better.
Only the oil must not corrode the mn-
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Hore we havo the crux of the mat-
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fouls nt moderate intervals without
harm and oven with benefit. But if the
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paper Ims been made, and tho experts
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growing com in uu ity for a pnper mill
to secure suflicient material of tnis Character to keop Iho mill busy throughout
(Jin entire year.
Cor* fodder can be grown purposely
fm [taper pulp, It shuuld bo planted
thickly and cut before it is old enough
i.n bear grain.
When Vour Eyss Nsed Gars
Antiquity of Inventions and
(By Wemlall Phillips)
I havo boon somewhat criticised, was put under a dove's wing and sont
year ftftcr year, for this endeavor to into I'aris, where thoy enlarged it ami
open up the claims of old times. I tread the news. This copy of the Iliad
have been charged with repeating uso-  must have been mado by somo such pro-
loss fables with no foundation. Today 1 take tho more subject or' glass.
This material, Pliny says, was discovered by accident.   Some sailors, land
lu the Roman theatre—tho Coliseum
—which could seat a hundred thousand
people, the emperor's box, raised to the
ing on tho eastern coast of Spain,: highest tier, bore about the same pro-
took thoir utensils and supported thom j portion to tho space as this stand does
on the sand by tho stones that theyito this hall; and look down to tho confound in the neighborhood; thoy kind- tre of a six-acre lot was to look a con-
led their fire, cooked the fish, finished gldorablo distance. ("Considerable,"
Iho meal, ami removed the apparatus} by the way, ia not a Yankee word,
and glass was found  to lmvo resulted j Lord Chesterfield uses it in his letters
from  the nitre and sea-sand, vitrified i to his son, bo it has a   good    Engl
by the heat.   Well, 1 have boen a dozen origin.)    Pliny savs that Xero the
times criticised  by n^ number of wise j rant had a ring with n gem in it which
ho looked through and wntched the
Bword-play of the gladiators—men who
killed each other to unitise the peoplo
—more clearly than with the naked oyo.
So Nero had an opera glass.
So Mauritius the Sicilian stood ou
the promontory of his island, aud eould
Swoop over tho entire son to tho coast
of Africa with his nnuscopite, which is
a word derived front two Greek words,
moaning "to see a ship." Evidently
Mauritius, who was a pirate, had a marine telescope.
You muy visit Dr. Abbot's museum,
whore you will soo tho ring of Cheops.
Bunsen put him flvo hundred yenrs before Chrift, The signet of the ring is
about the size of a quarter of a dollar,
nnd tho engraving is invisiblo without
the aid of glasses. No man was ovor
shown into the cabinets of gems in
Italy without being furnished with a
microscope to look at thom. It would
be idle for him to look at the mwithout
one. Ho couldn't appreciate the doli-
cato lines and expression of tho faces.
If you go to Parma, they will show you
a gem onco worn on tho finger of
Michael Angelo, of which the engraving
is two thousand years old, on which
tliere nre tho figures of seven women.
You must have tho aid.of a glass in
order to distinguish the interlacing muscles and count overy separate hair on
tho eyebrows.    Layard says ho would
men, in newspapers, wbo have said that
this was a very idle tale; that there
never was suflicient heat in a few bundles of sticks to produco vitrification
—glass-making. I happened, two. years
ago, to meet on the prairies of Missouri,
Professor Shepherd. 1 happened to
mention this criticism to him. "Well,"
says ho, "a littlo practical life would
hnve freed men from that doubt."
Said he, "We stopped last year in
Mexico to cook some venison. We got
down from our saddles, and put tho
cooking apparatus on stones we found
there; mado our (ire with the wood wo
got tliere, resembling ebony, and whon
we removed tho apparatus thero wns
pure silver gotten out of tho ombers
by the Intense heat of that almost iron
wood. "Now," said ho, "that heat
was greater than any necessary to vitrify the materials of glass."
Take the whole range of Imaginative
literature, and wo nro all wholesale borrowers. In every matter that relates to
invention, to uso, or beauty, or form,
we are borrowers.
You may glance around the furnituro
of the palaces in Kurope, and you may
gather all theso utensils of art or Use;
nnd when you hnve fixed the shape and
formr in your mind, I will take you iuto t.io museum of Naples, which gathers
all the remains of the domestic life of
the Romans, and you shall not find n
single  one  of  these  modern  forms of, .    ...    ,,
art or beauty or use that was not antl-lbo unable to road the engravings on
cipated tliere. We havo hardly added' Minorvah without strong spectacles,
one single lino or swoop of beauty to they are so extremely small. Rawllnson
the aiitiqU'
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All the boys' plays, like everything
that amuses the child in "the open air,
are Asiatic Rawllnson will show you I
that they camo somewhere from the j
banks of the Ganges, or the suburbs of |
Damascus.    Bulwer  borrowed   the  im- Head Olilco to be Moved to Winnipeg
cidents of his   Roman    stories   from! 	
legends of a    thousand    years before.      h,     ,-, ■      ,,    ,      , ,,      ,    .   ,, .
Indeed,  Duulap. who  has grouped lho |   .    IL   Union Baal( o!  C?nnt]a hohl lts
history of the novels of nil Europe in- p''1'1 annual meeting at the head office
to one eBsay, says that in the nations of in  Quebec on  Monday
modem   Kurope  there  have  been  two 18th 1911.   The meotin
threo hundred dis- \
at least two him-1
hundred and fifty
tim-t stories,   lie says
drod of these may be
Christianity,   to   the othor sido of the
Black Sea,      If   this were my topic,
which it is not, I. might tell you that
even our newspaper jokes are enjoying
a verv respectable old age.   Take Maria
December the
was a meinor-
ble  ono for
veral  reasons.   In the
traced, bofore first place, the reports presented by the
President and GouornI Manager were
the bost in the bank's history, wl revealed the factjfchat several progressive
steps had boon takon during tho yee
brought homo a stone about twonty
inches long and ten wide, containing
an entire treatise on mathematics, it
would bo perfectly illegible without
glasses. Now, if we are unable Lo read
it without the aid of glasses, yoa may
Suppose the mun who engraved it had
pretty strong spectacles. So the microscope, instead of dating from our time,
finds its brothers in the books of Moses—and these are infant brothers.
A partiality for music has always
been a characteristic of tho negro
race. lu their native Africa tho
instruments used nre of the most
primitive kind, the drum generally playing a prominent part. To the
Sin tutored Kuropeau such music seems
moro reninrkablo for noise than melody, (hough umler the influence of 'tomtom' performances the negroes in tho
West Indies and elsewhere havo been
kuown to work themselves up to a
pitch of regular frenzy.
Negro songs have always bcen popular among us, and deservedly so. On
whut does their attraction dependt As
poetical products they are generally
seriously defective. Tho negro has been
aptly described ns a person with the
intellect of a child nud tho strength
and passions of a full-grown man, and
these characteristics aro bomo out by
his poetry. The language of the plantation-song is often a disjointed jumble, scarcely superior to a nursery
rhyme, yet it contains a pathos which
strikes tho deepest chords of tho human
heart. This is their great merit, and
it is more than sufficient to counterbalance deficiencies of rhyme, metre,
grammar, and composition, and to endear them not only to tho colored raeo
but to English-speakers ,of all races all
the world over. Tho phenomenally long
runs made by Christy Minstrel performances in London and elsewhere bear
witness to this fact.
Plantation songs havo been tho delight of high and low, educated and uneducated, of all ages and of both sexes.
It is doubtful if thero is nny kind of
theatrical performance that is more
universally popular; nor can it bo
denied that, whether thoy strike tho
sentimental chord or tho lighter vein
of humor, thoy aro innocent in their
nature and elevating in their tendency.
Would that the samo could be said of
all music-hall songs! Eminent statesmen, liko the late W. E. Gladstone,
have been listening with rapt attention
to these old-fashioned ballads; whilo
the novelist Thackeray records his impressions as follows: "I heard a
humorous balladist not long since, n
minstrel who performed a negro ballad
that, 1 confess, moistened theso spectacles in :t most unexpected manner. ]
have gazed at thousands of tragedy-
queens dying on tho stage nnd expiring in appropriate blank verse, and 1
nover wanted to wipe them; thoy have
looked up, be it said, at many scores
of  clergymen  without  being  dimmed
worins ossay on Irish Bulls anil At tlic mooting it was also docitlod to ami, boSolcll a vagabond willi a corked
the laugnablq mistakes   of   tlio Irish. ..    ,        „   .
I Ei-en the tale whicli cither Marin Edgo-1 ■"""»'« ""' '"-'•"l office Irom Quebec to
worth or lipr father thought the beat it Winnipeg.      This was deemed a  wiso
that famous story of a man writing a.1 move owing to the fact  that out of
"■tt.T as follows:   "My dear friend, ].... .„,,,.    . „,„
    tail more minute-
brnuches the lniitt hi
face and a banjo sings a little song,
and strikes a wild note which sets tho
hihrt thrilling with happy pity."
Mention has been made of tho fondness of the negroes for music; in some
eases the natural intuition or instinct
is  very  remarkable.      N'o    better  in*
tance of this fact could be cited than
would write 	
\ly, if there \v:ik not an impudent fcl-!t;,(! west of Llllt0 Superior and 70 in
ilow looking over my shoulder, reading  Ontario, leaving only a comparatively
JSP. T^'i".™ f?' y0ll-i!0; . »vorr»0t  few in the P«*ince of Qwtow ^ ««■ ths case of Black Tom. tho musical pro-
road a word vou have written!       This   ,.   .       T, „„ .    .   , ,     -
| is an Irish bull, still it is a very old bastorn ™vino«. this decision on tho
ono. It is only two hundred and" fifty 11'31** °^ tha directors and shareholders
years older than  tho  New Testament, j to  move  the  head  oflice  to Winnipeg
Horace Walpolo dissented from Richard
Cjoyell Kdgeworth, and thought tho
other Irish bull was Die best—of tho
man who said, "I would havo been a
very handsome man, but they changed
me in the cradle." That, comes from
Don Quixote, ami is Spanish; but Cervantes borrowed it from tho Greek in
tho fourth century, and the Greeks
stole it from tho Egyptians hundreds of
years back.
There is one story which it is said
"Washington has related, of a man who
(went into an inn and askod for a glass
of drink from tlio landlord, who pushed
forward a wine glass about half the
usual size.    The tea-cups also in that
I day were not more thnn half the present size.    The landlord    said,    "That
;glass out of which you are drinking ia
forty years old." "Well," said the
thirsty traveler, contemplating its dim
recognition   of  the   growing  im
portance of the West.
The net profits for the year, after deducting expenses of management and
making provision for all bad and doubtful debts, amounted to $002,487 as compared with $451,020 for the previous
vear. The earnings for 11)11 were a:
tho rnte of 34 per cent, on the bank's
average paid-up capital for the year.
Tho premium on new -stock issued
amounted to 4457,000, while the balance
ril credit of account on November 80th
amounted to $80,(101). These sums, with
tho not earnings for tho year, made a
total of $1,11)0,000 available for dis-
ribution,   Oi\this largo sum dividend:
inutive proportions, "I think it in the  absorbed $301,000, tho sum of $200 000
uHintl.-iui     Hm .t    it.,   -r.*.    T    „..„..   . ,   J)
Try I
I Ur
Wfc.rrj l-.yv.i nml . i
■iyv ll  ror Red, Weuk,
uiulated Kyelld*.  Uhi*
..'Mc<* Hook in eie-h Pftd.ajre. Murine |fl
fteniiuitiitlnt l>y uur UCltllilB nol 11 "I'iih ni. M<*<l-
lufni)"--(.ui Hand In Mnvi" Pe "lii-ii1! ii ' Piuo*
Hon for Mani *t:\t-. Now (Indie '■ I Ul ili" l'ub«
llo t H'l told by ImuwiMH :•' m nnd Boa por nou lu.
Miriutt life Salvd In AanpHa robot, ■.'> nnd Whs.
Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicago
Your Liver
is Clogged up
That's Why You're Tired—Out  of
Sorti—Have No Appetite.. "
will put you right    jtWat   IB he r*mwKr*?
in a few days,
smallest thing of its age I oyer
That story as told is given as a story
of Athens three hundred and seventy-
live   years   hefore   Christ     was     born.
Why, nil these Irish bulls uro Greek—
every one of them!   Take tho Irishman
who enrried around a brick ns n Bpoel-
! nn ti of the house he had to sell) take
[the irishman who bought n crow, alleging that ojiws reported to live two huu-1 roCeivod $10,000. leaving a'bnlanco car
I'lron ye;ii'!*, and he meant to si t out and j
ij   :':  take the  Irishman  who met ai
friend who said to him, "Why, sir, I1
thoughi   you   wore  dead."      ''Woll,"
says thn man, "I suppose vou see I'm
not.'    "Oh, no," says ho,'   "1 would
believe the man who told me a good
was transferred to the rest account, as
well as $175,000 transferred to tho
same account from premium on new
stock, making n total transferred to tho
rest acoount of $057,000, The sum of
$100,000 was written off bank premises
nccount, and the officers' pension fund
deal quicker than [ would you.
these are all Greek.   A score or more of
them, of a parallel character, come from
'Athens. >
j Cicero said that ho had scon the en-
tiro Iliad, which is a poem as largo as
[the Now Testament, written on a skin
so that it could bo rolled up iu the compass of a nutshell. Now, this is imperceptible to the ordinary eyo. You have
Keen  tho  Declaration of Independence
Ihi tlte compass of a quarter of a dollar,
written with glasses, J have to-day a
paper at homo as long as hnlf my han/1,
ou which was photographed tho whole
contents of a London  newspaper.    It
they do
(heir duty.
(ion, Bil- - _--~^	
leatBtil, Indigeitioo, aad Sick Headache.
Genuine mmiUu Signature
Oostlveness and Its Cure.—When the
excretory organs refuse to perform
their functions properly the intestines
become clogged. This is known as
costivonoss and if neglected gives ri?o
to dangerous complications, Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills will effect a speedy
cure. At the first intimation of this
.ailment the sufferer should procure a
packet of the pills and put himsolf under a course of treatment. The gnod
effects of the pills will be almost Immediately evident.
tied forward of $71,070,
A further examination of tho report
•hows that lhe haul; i-. making rnpid
progress in every department, Tho
amount of notes in circulation increased during the year by #1,300,000, the
total deposits by over $7,8011,000, which
now Btnmls at $45,982,000. Tho paid-
up capital increased by $014,000, and
Iho rost account by nearly $[100,000.
Thc total assets of the bank now stand
at, $53,434,000, ng compared with $-)(»,•
655,000 for tho previous year. Thc
increase in tlio lunik's capital, deposits
and assets puts it in u position to do
a larger businePS during tho coming
yenr. These Increases also show a gain
in the confidence of tho public.
During the year tho Union Hank
absorbed tho United Empire iBank of
Toronto, which had twelve branches in
Ontario and a paid-up capital of $550,*
000. Lit ter in the year it established
a branch in London, England, being one
of the four (.'auadian banks having
branches in Great Britain.
Altogether the bank has been showing mnrked progress and enters upon
the now year equipped to do even better work.
digy. This boy, bom about lS.IO, as a
slave, in tho Southern States, developed a most remarkable talent for music,
although he was both blind and halfwitted. Lato one night, after Tom's
master had retired, he heard tho sound
of musie proceeding from tho drawing-
room. Some one was playing the piano
with delicate touch and no ordinary
skill. Dressing himself hastily, he
'stole downstairs, and opening the door
of the drawing-room, peeped in. The
sight, which met his eyes almost took
his breath away. Tho talented musician proved to "bo the blind black boy
Tom. He played not only some of the
simple songs he had already heard performed on the piano, but ditlicult exercises which ho had hea^.l the daugh
ters of tho house perfqrm, exhibiting
all the while an costasy of delight. The
blind boy was playing the piano for
the first time in his life! The fame of
the now prodigy spread far nnd widi
I'rom that time Tom was allowed free
access to the piano, to his great delight, and was a source of wonder to
the many visitors who flocked to hear
him. Old airs which people had for-
gotten, and which Torn could not havo
heard more than once, wer" played
with the greatest accuracy. Tlis mas
ter was induced to make a public exhi
bltion of the boy's talent. Me perform
ed in various cities of the Southern
States (the slave-laws prevented him
from touring in the North), and nn the
outbreak of the guat Civil, War he
was laken to Kngland, where he played
to crowdod audiences in Bt, James's
quite a fair sum to save by giving up
ouo eigar a week. Uut there is niuie
to follow.
In those days of political upheaval
and commercial uncertainty, capital was
ontitlod to a bigger return on its investment than it would bo today. Thu
risk was much greater. Though wo
havo no actual records of Phrygian
rates of usury, it ia fair to assume tlmt
tho Midas's account drew 10 per cent,
interest compounded annually for nt
least the lirst 2,000 years, or until the
commercial world had reached a comparatively recent stago of development.
Beginning, therefore, 800 years before
Christ, Midas put into his savings 10
cents every week. At tho yad o.' the
first 10 weeks ho had a dollar. Tho
interest on $1 for m,. year is not great,
evon ut 10 per cent., but it adds nnother dime to tho 10 alrendy saved, At
the end of the second year thore is
something moro thau two dimes to be
At tho end of the first liundrod yenrs
the accumulations on tho ll st dollar, at
10 per cent. Compounded, would bo $13,«
780.06, 'I hus, Midas, in the year 700
11.U. would have had $18,780,06, resulting from his first 10 weeks' savings.
the compounding gees on through tiie
noxt century so that at thc end of 200
years or in the yoar 000 B.C., Midas
would havo had $189,906J500.04 from his
first dollar.
At the end of tho next hundred vears,
or in 500 B.C., tho results f.om those-
first 10 dimes put'awav would bo $2;
010,028,1-19,100.03. Continuing this
compounding through the following
2,411 years it is not a I complicated
mathematical problem to arrive nt tho
sum Midas would have today from his
first $1 saved.
liemetnber, moreover, this sum, which
would be np among the uncountable tril-
"ons of dollnrs, would represent the increment of only $1 put away by Midas.
Ji.... s himself, busily saving dimes,
would have stnrted a new series of dollar pyramids every 10 weeks. At the
end of the first year's saving ho would
have started five and a half of these
stupendous fortunes. To compare any
one of theso with the $14,097.20 ho
would have saved if ho had received no
interest, certainly presents the interest
habit in a favorable light.
King Midas will bo remembered ns
the man who loved gold so muoh that he
isked Diouysius to turn everything he
touched iuto gold. Dionysius did so,
but at the ond of the seeond day Midas
came bnck and said: " Dionysius, everything I touea turns to gold, but I'm
starving to death. Kvery time I grab
a sandwich it turns 22 carat. I say,
wish this gold habit off me before!
starve." Dionysius therefore had Midas
bathe iu the river Pactolus and Midas's
gold sunk into the river sands and became a placer mine.
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Il.iriitmh.es. Mr. ll.O.KelU'ire,
JJeehet, Mar.s., heioro ufii^thls
roi:i'.' iy, suli'ereil fnituiMiy witb
paltiiiil and Intlaned ycIim;
they wero swollen, knotted and
haiu. Uo writ-s: "Atu-r using
wm  and one-half   hot lies   uf
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havo li.id no reeurfnee *>!' tlm true hlc durlt:« tlio
past six sears,"   Abo removes (.(.lire, V irnl
mil j;iile"ili' '(".it :Ll.i>T:-i,e:u„ i'lll p!. .l'/;i.it .uiunror,
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iiooic r, (.rn-n.  Wriioforlt, m
_    __Jtr***effn ■o&rf* iTYitieo.
ns sanoitt. awa * cmriikil n>_ mBni;»f,
The hotels of the larger cities uro
continually being victimized by forgers.
One of these gentry, clothed ami nuin-
tieretl as n man of affairs, will provide
himself in some underhand way—per-
hapa by bribing an olliee boy, or even
by having the printing done himself—
with letterheads, envelopes, nnd blank
cheeks bearing the name of a responsible firm of merchants or msnmfaefur-
ers doing business in some other town.
He will then write letters addressed to
it member of the firm, or a supposed
confidential employee; at from two to
half n dozen hotels in the eity where
a forged cheek signed, liko the letter,
he intends to make his COUp, enclosing
with the firm 'a nnmo.
The forger arrives at tho secne of
operations on the snme day as his written matter. At each of the hotels he
engages more or less expensive rooms
under the name of the man to whom
he has addressed a letter, and asks for
his mail. After running up small bills
in all these hostelries, he will announce
his departure. To each cashier ho will
offer, in payment of his nccount, the
cheek he lias made payable to the man
whose name he hns assumed, identifying himself by tlm letter he has address
ed to himself under the samo name.
These cheeks are seldom made out for
more than a hundred dollars; and as to
refuso a check from a responsible person is a serious affront, no matter how
regretfully it may be done, the eashior
will more" often than not "tako tbe
chance" when the guest measures up to
a certain standard of outward respectability. He therefore deducts the
amount of tho bill from the proffered
cheek, and hands the guest the differ-
*enee in cash. When ho learns that tho
document is a forgery, he pockets the
loss gracefully or ^otherwiso, according
to his temperament)
Thero is little risk involved, since, in
the event of a hotel refusing a cheek,
or asking too many questions about it,
tho guest need only assume a haughty
expression, pay his bill In cash, and depart, assuring the cashier that he will
thereafter take pains to recommend tho
house to his enemies*
It is the gangs In the big cities who
(Iood the banks with forgeries for comparatively smnll amounts tlmt make tho
greatest inroads upon these institutions.
While many forged cheeks that are paid
are exceedingly clumsy pieces of work,
tliere are scores of professional penmen
whoso work cannot he detected by comparison with the standard signature
kept in the bank. Hence the most difficult work of the gangs is to secure
valid chocks ns models, since it ia essential to"havo a "live" one in order to
get the serial numbers and copy tho
style of perforation, as well aa for the
Jones: "T say, I heard an nwiully
funny thing the other day." (Proceeds
to recite mild and mildewed chestnut at
greal length.)
.Iim: "Ah! that reminds me of a man
I once met in Nynssoland."
.Tones (without interest): "What
about Mm?"
Jim: "Oh. nothing; ouly he'd never
heard that story of yours before."
Warts will render tho prettiest hands
unsightly. Clear the excrescences
awny by using Holloway's Corn Curo,
which  acts  thoroughly nml  painlessly.1 <3att
7R1CE. iJ CttNTS
Why d.dn't King Midas, the gold
lovor, try to save 10 cenls a week? He
could have given the world a wonderful example of Ihe value of the saving
habit. IBosldeB, he would havo loft
money for the members of his family
nlive today. Midas' was one of the
kings of I'hrygiu. As the Hiyrginn
lino was wiped out by the Cimmerians
nbout (170 B.C., we may assume ho lived
about vS00 B.C., or at'least U711 years
If King Midas had started in saving
10 cents n weok ho would have saved a
dime, therefore, on each of 1-10,870
weeks. Thi? would make him tho nent
littlo sum of $H,i)O7.'J0. Although not
a fortuno in theso days, $1-1,007.20 is
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A Happy and
New Year
and hope that the year
1912 will be a prosperous
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Many Lines
Wu have Bnbhed stock takin» mid ull heavy goods
Must be Sold at Once Regardless of Cost.
No.v'is ihu time lo purchase iih thoy will ifit laat nwny dayi,
Now is Lhe time to   Purchase  as   they   will not last
Mnny Dnys
Bay Ward Ltud Dim not.
Distriot uf Say ward
Tftko notion tImt Geur«e Robert Bittpa
of Onurtenay, BO," ccui at tun roal e.niaiy
atjent, intends to apply fer pern.issBion tu
l> ircliase tlu1 followingdosorlbtd lands:—
OuinniaucinH »t u pubt planted at lie S
K corner uf Timber Limit 40775; thenco
north 80 oliaittRj thenoe easi 80 chaii»;
bhenoe south GO chain*; tlwnco neuL _\Q
c!iaiiiF>; thenoe .south -0 chains: tltouoi'
West -0 yjiains, tn p- int uf com in en cement, ouii tain iut' IJOO acres mure oi let*,
Reginald O.irwitlmu, agent.
Dated Jan. 13th, 1012.
Skyward Lind District
District of Sayward
Tako notio" that Louisa Sophia Bates.
of Sandwiok, B.O, occupation,   married
woman, intends to npply  f"r permission
to purchnse the followtngdeaoribed lands:
Oomownomcf at a post plmiteit nt the N.
E.   corner Timber Limit 40775. thei ce
north 80 chaiuaj  thutioe  ens; 20 chains;
theuce south 80 chains j thenoe   west  20
chains to pninl of  coiuinencemonb   aud
c -ni iii.ii g HlOacres more or hss.
I ouisa oi'iiiA Batks
Ki'i.'iiiuM Oarwithon, agent.
Dated January 13th, 1012.
Say ward Land District.
1 iiai rii t of Say ward.
Take notice that HrgioaM  Carwithen,
of Sandwick,   B.C , occupation,   farmer,
iih mio to apply  for permission to put-
chase iliu following   desuibid   lauds:—
0 mmoncing at a post planted at thc N.
E. comer of Timber Limit 4077"). thence
north 80 chains; tlu nee west 80 chains;
ii    c   h mth 80 chains;   thui.ee easi   SH
It hi   in point uf commencement,  .oil
run ami    040 acres more or less,
Reginald Cauwitiikn
Dated Jauuaiy 13th, 1012
Sayward Lund District
Diatrict of Sayward
Take notice that Oh t latum Carwithen,
i Snitdwick, B.C., occupation caipenti r,
einl -   ii . pply   loi- purtnJBsiou to  pi ?
h .hi the following   described   land*.:—
Cotuiui   ctng at a p «M planted at ttie   S
W.   c imi'   of P K   2a00.  ihbuo. n. ,
20 chains} thence we t SO ohaim*; the co
a ut   20clntiiis; thenco eaat 80 chain   i<
point uf commencement and coutainiu)
100 acies more or less.
Christian Carwithen
Reginald Carwithen, agent
Dated January 13th, 1012.
District of Say wanl
Tftkonotlco iliat. Oeorge William Carwithen, of
Niiudwk'k, li.c, occupation carpeuLur, intent's to
i'l'i'iy fnr purtnisslon t-** purchase tlio following
doscribuil lands:- Commencing ata post plaiilod al
the S.W. cornor of Timber Limit 42008. thonce wes!
UO chains; tlionce noutb 2u chains; thence east UU
tlience soiitli 20 chains; tbonce east -20 chnlnsi
thenco north 80 chains in point of coinineucummit,
nm] containingH4Q acres more or loss-
(ii:uimi: Wii.ijam Cak\vumi;n
Reginald Cftrwilhuit* ngctit.
Datod January Kith, nni
District of «ayward
Take notioe that llnnv Ltidur Carwithen, of
Sandwick, B.C., occupation fariimr. Intends to ap-
p]j for pormlulon to ptirehase the following described lauds:  Coiiunenclng at n posl planted at
thoN.W, cornor of Timber hi in It I0S8, Uioucetiorlb
10 chuins; tlience ount 00 chains; tlieitco south 80
chains; thencs a-ial 00 chaliw to point of eomtnence
ment, and conkalnlng 480 ucres more ot loss,
llBMn l.i'm li (Aiun IIU..S
Reginald CarivlUien, agent.
Dated January KSlli, 1012.
District "f Sayward
Tako notice that Aliiikh John CABWiTHrtN, of
Sandwick, U.C., occvpatloii fanner, Ititeiidn to up-
ply f'ir peruiliislon tn purchase the following described lands: Cuinmenciiig at a post plnntod al
the N.R comer of rimhor 1.Imlt40774, thoncenorili
40chains; tlicnco west iOohaliis; thence north 10
etiHlhii; thonco west 20chains;therico south 00 chains
thenco east 20 chains; thonco south 20 chaln»;
tlteuoseul 40 chains to point of commencement,
and containing SflOaerns mote or loss,
Reginald CaTwIthon, a^ent.
Dated January ISth, 1012.
District ofSaywnad.
Tako not tie that Mabel Hardy, of Courtenay, B.
C, occupation married woman, intond* to apply
for oermlMlon io purchase the following described
lands;   Con mchig at a pest planted at ihu N.H
coanor of Timber Lltnlt 80011, theuce sontli BO
I'in.ins: thenco oust 40 chains; thenco north BO chains
thence Wost 40 chains to point (}f commencement,
and containing ;;:iu acres mor ■ loss,
M \IU.I. 11.Millv
Roginald Carwithen, agent,
Dated January Milt, l'Jii..
District of Say*ard
Take notion .hut in as Uoimus of Sutbury,
B|ig., occujhiiiuu n.'iuieia.LU. [iiloutU in apply for
p< i'ini--.iiii iu pttrcliose 'tiu loliowiug described
lunds; oiiu ii nemg at u post planted ut tbe S W
roi uur id im t|7, tli^iicu south oochuiiisithuuceeaiit
20 cluUiis; Hiuiii'c north 00 chains; iliouce west 20
rlta us tu point of coiuuieilcolueiit, aud contaiidug
too ueros more or loss,        Tiiuuas Holihi.s
Reginald CurwUlum, uguut,
Datod January t2ih( iom
District of Sayward
Tako notice thai Ucrbe.t Jluwurth Bates, of Ly-
ihain. Kna , occuputiuiigeutloiuan, hitends i" apply
for permission to purchuse thv fullowiug described
hit..Is.   Comiifii. •;!:■ .    i    ili-oleil  ■!« Hi-' north
bn iktiftium -idai Un .- .. .omuiof hm-
Ber Lin. tS74iO, thuucoliurth SOchaius: thetlwWMl
B0 chalus; thonco s-mtbUi iho h .'k >■< said Trout
uki'in shamt*; tlu tee uioug Utnk of said Tout
1,-tlo- eust80 ehatiH, in point of ciiiiiufiicewvut,
ami coutallll >g I0o acres liiorp or lean.
HKi.ai.ur UOWAHTII Hatks
Dated Jan. Uth, mil    Reginald Carwithen agent
nisirict of aayward
Take notlco thai   Louisa Marion Woodcock, of
Londou, Bug., occupation ilagle woman, intends to
apply for plllUllssiOII to pundltUM the lolliiwing Ue.
scrlbod laiuU:- t nuinieiicltig .o a poet pluuted on
I,, ll'ilh Im. K ■ I i'nit.fc L*k«, and 1^
nnlfs west I oiu iho SWu nur of Tim
In i Limit w7-170 In- Ce n rm 80 chains
theiiuo Wf»t 8UuliAi s; theuce south 80
oliains;'houco easi 80 oluthis to point <f
I- toiii nci'i. i', otrt uoii.taiiiDi{j 640 acre'
moru' rhs Lodisa MARION Woodcock
11    in      ' .iw» li n, ifi,-
.) ii n im
The bu'li uss of ^unural blacksinithiiu
ami   horsi- shoeiug lately carried on   hy
George Letghtun, at Courtotiay, B.C.,
will in future he carried on by George
Luighton and C. II. Aduy. All husincss
entrust ed to us will receive our prompt
attention and sat JBfaot ion guaranteed.
U    li    ADi v
LOST—A heart shaped brooch, Bet
m li igu 'iiu md peirls. Kinder please
return to this i flleu or to Mrs. John
Baird, 1\1 Ait, port Avenuo.
J.'OK S LE--Fv r .-in d house, pan
try -oul bathroom. House is stiuated on
lull Int. V i particulars "pply to Mrs.
George lliohatdson,   ' iml i mere Aye.
I beg to antioui oe to the pub.iu that
I have ni'ivi'i ■' my rmtoec in with the
I, lo< er   \) D & O • .   h 'iig
O   W   111 j.   .--.-.I   n "1  "   mu,   01(1   Will   U' ll-
iluettliep i" r iu fui ore 1 h-nk my
many i-mr 'R ■ d frtdtnla For tin-it liberal tpatroiiagu m the past and bespeak for
my BUeoesS'jrB a ooiltiliuapce of ihu aame
iu thu futuio.
Charles 0, Seohavb.
J. N. MeLeod's
For   Pay-Day.   and
Week  -   Following
Evrtrythinn'n rh« Pn* floods line tn"»^ gn rptrarHlom of
to make room for spring ciders	
/. N. McLEOD
Dunsmuir Avenue Cumberland
Sign Work A Specialty.      Estimates Given.
Agent for Stained Paper, a good imitation of
Stai All orders   receive   Prompt
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve 8 7,000,000
h N'i>   \nr
i o   do
1, I U j un U t>o »a int,.n| *o up.
ply f t iien.iiMil i. i. purchii « 200 -eren,
inot't* 0 lew nl mi ucupiud and unrenerv-
etl Cri wn latulit ( or hein^ part of an In*
dian Settlement) siiua'e in the vicinity of
Timber License No, 40780 on Read Is
2. T, oi1 h- Fourteenth day of Janu-
ar<, 11)12 il ! 1 i h he Raid land by
planting at 'In South uur corner thereof
a post at Ih » f or inches square and
standing ti- t ichs >ii ni four feet above
ihe Rurfaca of lm ground
a. The aald poat is about 20 chains
distant mnl in a northerly direction irom
NoithKiKt oomer of Timber License
No. 40780,
4 I, on iho Bame day, did inscribe on
the said pust the name Ben. Roberts and
the letters S, E. Corner.
ft. 1, oo the 'into day, <li<lafllxt the
said pos a notice with the followinu
Words wiitieu thereon; —
Commenring at a poet planted 20
OhaliiB Nortb of Timber License No. 40780
thence went 20 chainB; thonce north 20
obains; thence west 20 chains; thence
north 20 chain'; thence west 20 chains
theuce north 40 chains: thence east 25
chains more or less to the shore of Drew
PasBage Calm Oliamiel; ihence following
shore in in a Southeasterly direction
place of commencement, containing 200
6. Tin' purpose for which the land is
required ia f r agricultural purp- s b,
7. That 1 am not disqualified to make
this application hy the provisions of sub-
section (it) of section 34 of the "Land
Ac ."
And I make this si.lemn declaration
conscientiously bi lieviug it to be true,
and knowing that it is of the same force
ahd effect as if made under oath and by
virtue of tiie "Canada Evidence Act."
Deolared and signed by Ben Roberts
on 30th day of Januaay, A. D. 1912 be-
f re me at Vancouver B. C.
A |ustice of tho P-ace   io and  for   the
Prov ino* ->f Rrinnh Columbia.
Drafts Issued In any currency, payable all over the world
highest current rate* allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   -   -     OPEN DAU"
D. M. Morrison, Manager
Wm.H.Hoff,  Manager.
\   Those Pianos give satisfaction in tone and touch and are built io
# laat a lifetime.
We carry the Victor Gramophone & Victrola*.
and Victor Eecorda.    Call and hear the latest novtity,
The Victor Puzzle Record Price asi.ou
Church St., NANAIMO, B. C Opposite Bank ot
We are taking
stock at the end tf
the present month
and are therefore
50 Barrels of BeBt Bread Flour—Hungarian-every
sack guaranteed to give satisfaction or money back.
Bought before the advance in flour.     87.00 per bbl.
while it lasts.
75 boxes Choicest Winter Apples at    - -     $2.00 per box


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