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The Islander Jun 17, 1911

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 Another shipment of Men's
Clothing just arrived this
week Owing to the late arrival a discount of 25per cent
will be given on each suit for
one week at
Ccmpbell Bros.
Special prices on all *rhite*
wear and wash auiu. .Three
pairs L-Uwa' BUok  Osteon
Stockings for 60c ou
at Campbell Bros.,
Nn, 55
Stars and Pilsener Ball
Tossers Lose
Lust. Sunday afternoon wlmt wax
advertised hh a game of bnselnll wan
played ini tint old grounds between
Union Bay mid tlio Pilaonei* teams.
Tt surely wna anntlier exhibition of
nenr buseliiiMj a brand served fi generous public I'M the bull tnssei'8 in this
neck i>f tlitM«voinlsv
Ab tho wfo ()t' nine innings torture
for ii oouplu hundred patient faiiH, ami
nfter the smoke, or we ndgbtrsay dust
of battle bad cleared away it was
found, after a put ion t punisal of bhe
score sheet that tho Pilsner team had
lived up to their reputation for goner-
osiiy and al Nt Wed the Union Bay team
8 runs while thoy only annexed. 8
Chas. Grant handled the indicator
and liad no more than the usual number of kicks registered ngainst his decid
Owing to tlio absence of tho sporting editor at the game it is impossible
to givo a complete synopsis of the
gatrfe but here is the line up.
City Fathers In Session On Monday
Union Buy
A brums
1st. b:
2nd. 1
i,     Freeman
'3rd. b
Tlic game between tbo Stars and Courtenay was very evenly contested up till
tbe third inning aud then tbe ballon
went up. A fumble or two a wild throw
added to oue or two safe hits gave Oourt-
euay the load and the Stars failed t ■
catch up iu tbe remaining innings.
Dropkoy pitched a stow ball that fool
ed some of the boys, and had them gues
ting for a whilo. Robinson pitched foi
the Stars and played the best game hi
has ployed yet makiug but one error.
Dixon, Fabor and Coe proved to be
the hcavcy lifters lor tlio Cuurtenay
Wu mil refrain frum publishing the
error column as it would take up to
much space.
O.i Wednesday morning tho iwuao oi
Mr. Dan Stewart, Penrith Avunuo, was
totally destroyed by fire. As yet we
have been unable to Hud out for a certainty liuw tho tire urigiuatod, but it be*
lieved it started iroui the kicoheu stove
Great credit, is due the Fire Brigade fur
tlieir itticieiit work ou tt o scene, while
lliey were a little alow ut arriving at the
tue ulieu tliey succeeded iu getting a
Hire.uu tin tliu tiro they proVid their
roul worth.
The Dig Store is showing some splenu-
id values lu whitewear fur women auu
We regret to leant that Miss Little
Jayne, yuungest daughter of Mr. auu
Mis. Frank Jayne, of No. 7, was taken
•to tho hospital ou Thursday last, suffering frum an attack ol pneumonia.
Br. B. E. Kerr, dentist, will remaiu
in Cumberland until Friday, June IK'td.
Olliee, room 1, Cumberland Hotel.
A meeting of the congregation of St.
Gourgo's Presbyterian Church was bald
on lust Tuesday evening fur the purpose
of selecting a pastor. The choice fell on
the Rev. Mr. Johnston, who is at present iu Vancouver.
F. B. Cluuthier hus just received n
shipment uf high grade buggies, different
patiorns, whioh are up to-dato in every way. They are the product of the
llaynos Carriage 0 niipany, Hamilton,
OtlUrin. Those desirous of purchasing
a buggy should nnt fail to see those bi •
fure guing elsewhere. They aro being
exhibited on the lot adjoining Powell's
t ue'io, Buntmuir Avenue. ■
The city fathers held tlieir regulnr
meeting on Mondny night last, Aldermen Stewart and McNeil were tho
The minutes  of last meetings were
■end and adopted.
The following accounts were filed;—
McPhee A Morrison $22.50
Mennie Ji Potter  20.80
Islander  4.00
Constable Grays' report was then
reud as follows,
Scavttnger $109.00
Night Watchman     6.1.00
Road Tax     28.00
Police court    21.00
Sample Room       3.00
Scales       1.00
AM. Williird reported that owing to
tbo bad condition of the drains, the
sanitary condition of the city was fnr
from what it should be.
Electric lights are to be installed in
the severul alleys by the fire wardens.
Altl Banks was   granted permission
to introduce an amendment to the Fire
Aftor some discussion it was decided to inform the police commissioners
that the city was not in position flnan
daily to comply with their request that
a police office and two cells lie con
It was decides1 tn appropriate IG0.0O
lo purchnse new uniforms for the pol
The sight nf a womnn intoxicated
seemed to get on Aid. Maxwells
nerves and lie suggested that the bylaw
prohibiting the sale of intoxicants to
women be strictly enforced.
The Lit]nor License by law received
its second reading.
F. Mcinico will make out a monthly
report of work done other than night
The amendment to the pound bylaw received its first and second
reading, the council then went into
committee of the wholo on the amendment, after some additions were added, a third rending was hail.
Council adjourned
Subscription price $1.50 per
Bailey and Wyatt Box j interesting    Lacrosse
ing Contest Next
Monday  Night
You want that hat for summer comfort
we have it at Tbe Big Store.
Cumberland was visited by two notables uf thu wrestling world last woek;
Sine and Sandy Swauson of Nansini".
They were trying to arrange a match
with Murray, but their demands were a
little too steep. Murray ia now dickering with Frank VenabUt who haa soured
a win over Sine Swanson.
The Big Store is offering all Millinery
at cost price pay-day.
The Presbyterian Ladies' Aid Society's
Annual Strawberry aud Ice Cream Festival will be held iu the Agricultural Hall
Cuurtenay, on Thursday evening, June
l!9th, 1811. A good and varied program
Doora open at 7 30 p. m. Admission, adults 60cents; Children 25 cents.
Special prieea on all Millinery at the
Big Store pay-day.
KOR SALE-8 Roomed House, almost
new on Dunsmuir Ave., could be used
for Boarding House or Business premises, Apply, A. B.C. thit office.
FOR SALE—102 acres of the finest
of land in Nelson Distriot, two and s
half miles from Cumberland; 40 acres
easily cleared, 35 acre* good timber
close to Grant's logging camp; Sohool
it comer of place. Fine building site
easy to cut intu ten sere blocks.
Apply to N. Harvey, Minto, B.C
Change advertisments for
Saturday mornings issue must
he in this uflice not later than
10 a. m, on Thursday.
Joe Bailey the speedy Victoria light
weight arrived in town Tuesday night
nnd is in fine form for his bout with
Wyntt on Monday evening.
Bailey has lieen playing half bnck
for Lailysmit.lt all this season bo also
had a place on the all Island football
team, ami is a crack player at any
game he bus tried. Football Lacrosse
Basket ball all look alike to Joe and
lie has made gotsi at litem all IhjiIi ut
nn amateur nml professional.
In fact Bailey would still be amateur in all games if be luul not boxed
as a professional this breach of amateur
rules making hiin professional in every
sport. As to his ability as a boxer he
lias not been been beaten yet. Although meeting some of the best in the
He is shifty, quick anil carries a
punch in both hands, but that may
not count for much with a man of
Wyatts experience especially as Bailey
will he giving away quite n few pounds
and if Bailey can overcome Wyatt's
experience gameness and well known
stamina, he will lie going some. Wyatt is training at Courtenay nnd is in
good shape for the mill. A gootl
crowd should witness the go us the
preliminaries alone are worth the price
of admission. The broadsword fighting by Japanese being a very interesting tiling to wntch. Boors open nt
7.30 Cumberland Hall,
Game Last Tuesday Evening
In the forth Lacrosse game for the
S ndibirt Cup the Whites annexed tho
winning point after one of the hardest fought and must exciting games
seen yet.
Playing as hard as nny champion
teams the crowd was given a fine exhibition of Canada's national game al
though there were a few rough plays.
The Whites played ti good gnmeas
tlid the Blues. The League now stands
Whiles 7gonls Bluest), it' space permits
we will publish the schedule next week.
Nanaimo Beat   Cum
berland By One Goal
To Nothing
Tn the Inst issue of our local content
porary we read a lengthy letter from
the pen of Mr Joseph Shaw re the
food served in our local hospital.
Our editor not being here we Jo not
feel inclined to take the responsibility
f publishing Mr Shaw's letter, nevertheless we feel it our duty   to take ex-
option Us one of I is statements i. e.
based on the statments of an nnony-
mii'e ,s patient is neither truthful or hon-
st" Now in our last issue we distills vy said that the name of our in-
fon \'it could lie hod at our office by
anyone wishing to ask for same, and
we contend that bis word is as good as
any other one man in Cumlierlaiid.
LOST- On Tuesday a belt with 1210
gold pieoe, mado into a bro. oh. Findt r
p ease:leave at thia uflice
In the Football gam* between Nana
imo and Cumberland laat Sunday, Nan-
aimo got away with the winning goal
after a hard fought game,
Cumberland ought to have won hy 3
goals but were not able to take the opportunities presented to them, not even
being able to convert a penalty and at an
other time had three men right in goal
and had the goal keeper beaten but thei
eould not shoot.
The individual play of the Cuinbenai d
forwards waa bri limit but thoir oombin
ations were broken up every time tbey
were started by Murray or Hewitt. Booth
man played an excellent game throughout as did Brown until he had to retire
from the game. Hewitt at baok played hit
hard agressive bodying game and hit
strong kicking cleared Nanaimo't goal
time and again. The Cumberland halvea
played a fine game all the time, William
and Cairns showiug up to perfect i n.
Cairns was laid off in the laat half but
soon returned.
Hurren scored the only goal and Clarke
had no chance to save his shot. Shop,
herd for the visitors alto played a good
game in goal, but hid a tendency to mix
things witb Cuinberlands centre forwarc
whu wu juat aa anxious as he waa. The
game waa very scattered at timet and
the luck was againat the boys, but they
showed they were in a class with the near
champions and any team that can makt
tbe showing Cumberlauu dm Sunday em
with a little practise, beat Nanaimo.
Smoker  Enjoyed   By
All' Last Saturday Night
Joe Bailey the clever lightweight boxer of Victoria who will meet Wyatt in the
Cumberland Hall Monday Night.
By H.0.B.0
The Editor is nway on a well earned holiday; the staff' expects him b k
to-night. If he is any longer when
he comes back thnn he has been away,
we don't known where wc will pul him.
One of our well known young Lacrosse and base ball players bus bought
n seat on the Union Bay train; some
people do like to sit nnd gaze out over
the wator.
We noticed in one of the Island
papers the following ad. Wanted
lino board by a gentleman. Note, if
he ever comes to CumlaM'taml we will
send him to the mill, they have lots of
tine board there, sawdust.
We went to the football smoker last
Saturday night the cigars were real
good so were the songs while the wrestling and boxing were away above the
standard for smokers.
Sunday evening last a couple of local
sports drove to Union Bay they both
played base ball in tho afternoon and
as the Island is dry una Sunday it is
lielieved that they wore trying some
self hypnotism in watching the schoo
ncrs cross thc bar.
That Pilsener team should be able
to beat any bull team in the country as
they uie quite atlept at catching high
LOST—Two baseballgames and one
football game  last Sunday.
Fanny Bay Notes.
Your correspondent is arou.d again
having been on ths sick list fur aome
On Monday night latt, the people i f
the neighborhood were uroused fr< n<
their peaotful slumbers by uueanhli
yells from tome parties oi. ihe g v u.
ment road. Not beii.g ablo to sleep «-
gain quite a number arose to lind out
what the noise waa about; tn their ■ ur
prise it happened to be the return of he
prodigal. Neediest to say ihey did liot
kill the fatted calf, but a. ine were of thi
opinion that the prodigal should be killed and wore angry at hiui for annuuuo
iug his arrival in   such Ik.ist.thus toties
Last Sunday Was Edwin's birthday,
and be received many costly presents.
Feeling in the seventh heaven of delight
he thought he would make thete anuml
him happy and gave several uf his pres
enta to friends in Crab Lane.
A gentleman near here went Uniting in
Coal Creek on Sunday latt: the Iiah .iid
not happen to bite tu hit liking, ami after falling in the water he thought le
would go below and put some on; the
water did not happen to be • ..rm enudgb
for him, and it waa with greal dilli ;uliy
he reached terra firina again.
Several gentlemen returning fr in Un
ion Bay, Sunday, thought that the ourvet
ahould not be in the road and kept
straight on, knocking down a picket fence
that turrounded an acre uf oatt, letting in
oowt and hones etc. No doubt an action
for damages will be bn.ugi t against them
A swimming match took place ou
Sunday last at Mud Bay; the competitors were numberous and the costumes for the occasions wero most
eloaborate, Mr F Ltinday displayed a
lemon colored costume wj,th dark blue
trimmings. Bridge Slick Jack was
also conspicuous in red silk with
gold trimmings; Mr Uennessy wore a
baseball suit minus the mask, owing
to tho express ilelivcrybeing late. The
race was from Mud Bay to McLaugh
lins Point, a distance of S40 yards.
After the rubbing 'o.vn with lisli oil
supplied by Qu ilicuin Tom, Lncy got
away lor about di yen's; 'hen it^was
pretty even   for awhile until Mr Sort
Last Saturday night we had the
pleasure of nl lending a smoker in the
Cumberland Hull, as the guest of the
Cumberland Football Association,
Needless to say we enjoyed
our stay and the Club proved theui-
slves ideal hosts, the programme as
in ringed waa a very worthy one and
there were no tedious waits.
Mr Irish rendered "Standing at the
Corner of the Street" and responded to
an encore. Mr McFarlane gave a
Scotch dialect recitation that was well
The Mayor then presented the McLeod-
Vlnxwell Cup to No. 5. They having
won it three times out of four. J
llrown received it on behalf of No 5.
The wrestling matclia between Mur
ray and Archibald, McKay and Gray
were fast ami exciting and the spectators were kept at fever heat all the
t ine, each contestant securing a fall
C Morrison acted as referee for the
Cadman and Dixon boxed i fast rounds
W Herd the referee deolared the go a
Iraw aud pleased the houae.
A duet was rendered by Messrs Irish
Bros, and character aongt by Carney and
Segrave. The music wat furnished by Ihe
Cumberland band.
Congratulations to the Foot Ball Association and all those who were instrumental in making the tmoker the i
it wat
Miller l«gan to fall behind giving up
in the next thirty ynrtls; Bridgestick
luck here showed his ability with the
title stroke and began to draw ahead
it a grent pate, with Mickey McNeil, second; Lundy third; Aitken
fourth; Jones fifth; Keenan sixth;
II iint's-y at this point was noticed to
ii'in distress and began to call for
telp. He was at once carried from
ilie water suH'ering from cramps, nnd
tfier two thirds of a bottle of brandy
'tad been sipped by him he recovered
• tilficieiitly enough to ask for the rest
if ibe brandy. Through this accident
the nice »as abandoned till Sunday
Messrs Yanto Lewis umlSpencer have
md tptite a busy .timo owing to the
uiuber of applicants for the real es-
Kite thnt they have for sale. Auto.
eii's were arriving every minute at
i heir olliee to secuie some of the pro*
iK'ity. The lots are situated at Fanny
liny, whero the large steel works, estimated at $2,000,000 aro aliout to be
built, A comniiitee has been appoint-
tl to select a suitable place for water
npply to operate the electric plant be-
ween Fanny Bay and Union Bay
l'here will also be a Macaroni factory
erected on the townsite known as
Tuesday night
Thursday night
Saturday night
Sunday, per Cowichan 9 nm,
Wednesday—6.00 a,m.
Friday—CIO a.m.
Saturday—4.15 p.m.
Sunday, 2.15 p.m. sharp
FOR SALE—A good hone, tuitable
for express or buggy age 10 yeara. Apply
'— B— "    porotive Company.
Union Bay Co
Visiting cards at tho Islander of-
The Rings of Beatitude
One Case of American Intervention
Sail Curios nod Grauada Me side by taro judicially. "But 1 fear for your
siilc. Thoy arc nations. Their people success, Our couutry is at war ami the
an* twins, their products arc the same, people have little monoy. To light for
their territory was cut from oue pat- honor is expensive. Also uur ox-
tera. Tlio capitals lie a huudrod miles enoquor is depleted. . . . We need
apart.   San Carlos'* bay is a tricolor; Ifunds. .  .  . ilul it might be-
lie paused.    Davenport put liis thumb
undor tho beflagged buttonhole.
"At Acupulco," he volonteorod, "wo
lift If per cent.
red,  preen  and  yellow.    Granada's  is
yellow, greou ami red.
from these similarities u community
of in tor est might bo supposed—li! you (paid n tux of two and
had   never heard  of Central  America, of the net receipts,"
Vet these powers—minor, hut insistent ]     lu   turn   he   paused
on the term -wore at war.
SoniO day a Napoleon of the tropics
will arise, leave nne capital, take the
other, and instead of two small stamps
on the map tliere will  bo ono the size
•iiii delivery sticker
1.1   prosideute
[lookod  blankly out of a window.    After a moment he Inqulrod casually:
'' Which was.''
"Fifteen dollars aold."
Mat aro,  cairn   as  a   ward   politician
who  knows  tllO   force  of  his  toll   do-
KI Presidonto Juan Francisco Loridu mand, oxamlnod a wrinkle in his tri-
of  San   Carlos,  commander in chief  of color scarf.
tlic army and navy, Imagined himself, > •(iranadn," he began impressively,
tha» man of destiny. Curios l.uis de llll "ifl a gront nation. It wuuld bo be-
Santa Maria Mataro, the equivalent In}noatli tiio diguity of any nation ox-
Oranadn, was In proeoss of roachlng the c0]j1 Ban Carlos to accept a tax, In such
same faith in himself. Hut Lerida had „ ,.„„,,, ,tt |,,ss than—a trifling husita-
been in power olghtoon months to Ma U\0li guV0 Davonport one anxious in-
tare's twelvo; he had ripened Ilrst. gtant—"of less than twenty live dol-
llence, bo had upheld tl luxuriant tra    hus,"
Tbo  American   mot  him.
"I can gunrantOQ twenty dollars,"
lie ropllod. "Tho ship go OH out to-
morrow; today is our only chauco to
show.   Twonty.    Is it yos, or no?"
KI president o rocognlzod au ultimatum.
" It. is possible. But before lifting
martial law the tax must bo paid."
Haven porl earolossly dropped a
hand Into his pocket. A jingle was
simultaneous with acquiescence.
Within an   hour the town was plas-
red with a pnn-la mat ion restoring
civil order for the day. By each placard was a poster of the circus—old
"paper" abandoned by tho shows of
the states, with advertising iu bad
Tin- gonorulissimo on his right and
lhe alcalde on his loft, Davenport, from
his headquarters in the bar of the
Splendid International Hotel (free
translation) despatched couriers to tho
quickly accessible settlements in the
country unaffected by the war, gave
orders to his men, dazzled a crowd of
Cholos  at   the
pathetically  i<
"Ah,   Honor,
oral,   "those
id  listen si syin
the   son
dit'on by marching to tbo gates of
rival's capital, .limena.
Tho artillery—one guu—of the red,
groon and yellow was trained on the
men, trenches, and metropolis of the
yellow, green and red. and the hosiogod
town was under martial law when the
tramp ship El Almiranto Kspanol nosed
lazily around the bonds to stop in tbo
Bay of Jimonti.
No such ship ever before droppod anchor off the PUBtoin-house. Three men
and a girl in pink tights hung in the
rigging. TbreiS vaudeville tramps stood Uc
arm in nrm iu the open side hatch. j,,j
Half a dozen (downs danced about a
rlngmastCi on the main deed;, and in the
bow, pore bed atop a white horse, a
ballet dancer steadied herself with a
hand upon the rolled foresail. In the
stem a flvo-pleeo band blared abominably. An.l on the bridgo, silk-hatted
and frock-coated despite latitude aud
-uii, stood Peter .1. Davenport, man-
tgor and press agent of the Koyal Pan-
Amorican Circus,
KI 'Almiranto Kspanol warped to a
berth al the one pier tediously and with
bad grace. Davenport lighted a cigar,
saw that the mlnuture stars and stripes
was fast in his button hole, nnd started
tor the gang-plajnk. At tho vail he was
met, by a brace of barefooted gen
dannes and a soldier—the latter recognized as of the army by epaulettes
and a rille.   The three blocked the way.
" Good-morning,'' saiil Pa ven port in
A group formed about him, with the
clowns for a nucleus. The steward, at
his Hide, vouchsafed a guess—-correct—
as to the situation.
"They told me above this war was
lilioly t" pop." replied Davenport.
"Itut it'll tuke more'ii this to stop the
circus;  watch  uie."
About to advance, he called to the
ringmaster. "Sit. tight," nnd then
opened negotiations. The gendarmes
and thc soldier tjpokc at once. From
the fraction he gathered, the American
confirmed  the stewards hazard.
"To el prosidente," he
ping his boutonuloro 1
A line air of doinioanc
-lay;   he   led   the   three   up
pidly, checking a current
Immunity hurrying—for Ct
ea—toward tlo- ship of
President Mataro, in sash and uniform, In* found at the presidential palace, distinguished from the customhouse only through familiarity, Da
vonport awaited, no audience.
"I must thank your excellency,"' he
opened without parley. "It was more
than I expected.
true hospitality. The beauty of your code of circuses in war—of which you
city is reward enough for coining, but will be known as the author. Vou
to be welcomed with a guard of honor, would be known in history—the Ms*
to be brought immediately to an audi- tory not only uf America, but of the
enee—uh,  that  i.s  more  than  my  due,; world—us tbe only commander w-ho had
sh'iwn  goner
Throe miles beyond Jimona's odge,
strung along the bank of uu arroyo,
lay General Lerida'a forces. All morning the soldiors had listened to occasional whiffs from tho band; scouts had
reported strange doings; ottlcers and
men kuew that something unusual was
within .limena. Wbat was it? The
question ha.l begun to agitate, in the
ranks was moro thau a touch of dread
—*-tlio dread of tho unknown. Hour by
hour it grew; by noon terror was thriving.   Eighteen men quit their jobs.
lt was at this juncture tlmt Lerida,
unable to stand Inaction, decided that,
mystery or not, tho time had come for
a decisive blow—tho blow that would
givo bim his place in the roll of conquerors..
There was a council of war, an inspection, and the forming of skirmish
Lerida whs donning his scarf—wbo
would light without a ribbonf—wheu a
scout arrived with word of a strange
review In Jiinoua, Details could not
be made out ut a distance of two miles,
and the BOOUt, anyhow, had beon ia a
hurry to get back and report.
The commander wus making fast his
green plume—what conqueror would
lead without a plume, white or greenf
—when another scout came to pant out
"You are without men; make an armistice and return to your capital with
us, escorted by onr bund, I'll start a
courier after your aiou, if you think
they can be caught, telling them to go
home. Though they must be pretty far
oa the way already, . . . How about
"Would  it bo honorable?''
"Honorable? Why. man, I'll propose your name for tho Nobel peace
prize! Mataro has the fear of (lod in
bim. Tell bim you'll sparo tho town
and turn back your reinforcements.
There's your chance to turn defeat iut
victory. Aud to think of tho effect of
your return to Tavtra with a baud,
riding ou an elephant! Tho city would
go wild.    Are you on?"
liOrida lookod at the waiting" circus
line, at the scattered rifles, and tb1
empty camp,    lie smiled wanly.
"Vour arguments have force," lie
commented. "I will treat with the
Silently he walked to the elephant
and clambered into tbe basket. Cus-
nldn followed, Davenport put himself
between them. The elephant, rose, the
hand struck up an air, the parade
turned around, and I.erida's march ou
•limeun entered its (lunl stage.
As the mahout piloted his beast duwu
tale   of   fourtoen   devils   leading   a  the  road,   Davenport  passed   cigars  t
dargon aud a  thousand strange beasts  his companions,
loor, i
dastardly dugs of San
o you think they did?
Wo wee preparing for the war and
would have inarched on their capital,
but it rained. It rained and we could
not marcbv And while we were waiting for the sun to come out, that most
despicable of all crawling things"
(another free translation) "came from
Tavira with his followers. One can not
call them an army—poof! Terrible,
was it nut? Hut we are ready! Uur
trenches are prepared aud they will enter .limena ouly whon every one of
my bravo fellows is dead. San Carlos
can never conquer Granada, by all the
saints! We nre a proud nation, senor;
we ilio but we do not surrender."
" How many are they .''
"We are boslegod by tive hundred,
thoy'claim but three hundred, true, but
my scouts report moro."
Davenport cogltutod, Three huu
dred: wore that, many spectators to be
sneezed at?   Xo by a long shot,
Viur excellency is valiant," he begau
tentatively. "Hut ynu can be mag
nantmotts. Think of those poor fellows
— lor they ure human after all—lying
out there waiting for a chance to pot
ynu. Would it not be the part of superiority to Invito them for the day
into your city, that they might share
in the delights of witnessing the Royal
Pan-American Circus? I, as Intermediary, cmild make- sure for you tbat your
capital would bo safe while the foe is
your guest. A truce could be arranged.
Vou Southrons know  Come, here ia a thing worth while—the
.1. tap-
.•aifid the
tlio ,
ier rn-
nl'   1
nt nil
t range
like men.
Tbe general was polishing the handle
uf his sword when a third brought word
that three dreadnoughts and a troop
ship had arrived tit the enemy's capital
to aid in repulsing the brave army of
San Carlos.
"Summon a second council of war,"
commanded   the   resourceful   Iierida.''
Whilo tlte oflicers increased tbeir
feats frum tho recountal of the cour
lor's tales the other half of the army
added terror to terror as tbe scouts repeated tlieir reports with variations
and enlargements.
At the end nf tbo council, Lerida,
more valiant than over, stood before
the ranks to harangue them.
"Men of San Carlos,'' he began.
" Vour nation's honor, history, utul
your own welfare hang iti the balance."
The troopers listened without animation. From afar there camo the
strains of "There'll He a Hot Time in
the Old Town Tonight." played with
martini  verve.
"Our trad it ional enemy is at our
mercy, We will nvonge the slights of
olghtoon months and enlarge tbo income of San Carlos. If we win you'll
get paid.''
Tbe ragamuffin crowd craned for a
glimpse down the road toward tho beleaguered town.
"This is a time for patriotism and
heroism.    Lads, show your mettle."
Officers satin tered from their posts
to points of vantage under pretense of
silencing, steadying, straightening the
Iines. "A Hot Time" gave way 10
"Yankee Doodle"; the noise moment''
arily became louder. *"
"The hour has come. We will mi
be deterred. Follow my plume tn jk
niena nnd  victory aad glory!"
Lerida wheeled and drew his sword.
"Forward!" he cried, so that all
heard, from flank to flank.
Beliiud him there was a mighty scuffle tind the clink of arms.
At his third stride, Lerida hesitated. Slowly around a turn in tho road
there came a bearded womnn. At her
side walked tin impossibly thin devil
in red tights and a Panama hat.   Four
" Vou have no idea," he began,
"what really tremendous thing tbis
circus is for tbe west coast. This tig
gregation bas won tbe praise of Paris,
Berlin. London, ami Xew York. It
has "
And so no, ad Infinitum.
M. 11. Lovick.
Capt. Fritz Duquesne, the African ex
plorer, believes that Henry M. Stanley
did more for the civilization nf Africa
than any one since his time. It was
Stanley, he savs, who brought the voice
<>f Qod into the Dark Continent ami
made progress more than a meagre possibility. Captain Diupiesne has written an Interesting account nf some of
the strange Incidents of Stanley's t-a
reer for a newspaper syndicate,' whicli
WO lind in the Pensacola Evening News.
Many are familiar with the story of his
obscure origin, but for those who are
not   we  mny quote this passage:
The lirst' home he recalled was the
poor house at St. Asaph, a sort of prison fur the incarceration of soe'ml failures, known as patipors, and abandouod
children, lu the cold, gray, unfurnished cells of this prison-house lie was
given his lirst smnttorlng of education.
Ono day a book of travel and adventures fell into his band. How different
the world outside the poorhouso seem-
d to be. He wanted lo see that world,
nd one night, with a boy friend, he
made his escape from the uncharitable
iistitution. This was bis tirst taste of
langer, and the birth of bis love of art-
.venture tbat in its maturity was to
make hiin one bf the world's greatest
lie shipped as a cabin-boy to New
Orleans, wliere lie obtained employment
from a merchant named Henry Morton
Stanley, who, taking more than a fancy
to the young outcast, adopted him and
gave him  his nanie.
After the merchant died Stanley enlisted in the Confederate army, nnd was
taken prisoner in a tight witb the
Union troops. Later he wns made an
ensign of the United States Navy, being assigned tn the ironclad Tieot'idero
men iu pantaloons, with white and redU11,   beforo the war was ended he guv
"Bat the—"
"Don't say it, your excellency; tho
occasion really doesn't warrant it. It
was charming of you. Will you have a
cigar?    And   here—I   must   repay  you
sity to -invite' the
enemy to a spectacle. Vou would bc
unique. Nothing like it has ever happened. I will see that the press of the
United States hears cd' this; tlio win '
'ountrv will talk of it up there.    What
to tho best of tny humble resources— dn you think of that.' It will be carried
here is a box to our circus,
never seen a circus?"
"It is "
"Ours is really—I speak
friends—the most wonderful
ganizod.    Think   of   a   clrcu
Von have
ever  or-
on   thc
And sucb
t (.'oast!
"It must "
"Vou merit it. true. Vnu have been
neglected. But now you are to have a
spectacle that  has  been  seen "
lie rushed ou with his patter steadily,
insistent as a slonui triphammer, splintering Spanish occasionally in his fervor. He lugged in New Vork, Paris.
Berlin and Madrid in proof of the Roy
al Pan American's success, lie drew
fnr testimonials on the Kaiser. Edward
VU., Kdiegaray, and NlotwcllO. He
drew a picture of the biggest shnw evor
seen bv a press agent in a pipe dream.
At   the   fourth   attempt   Mataro   tie
LOpting the Situation, explained the ex
istoncc   of   martial    law.      D
scarcely  hesitated.
"Hut   what   of   that I     Iter.
chance   to   show   that.   (Itanada
to Kurope and in all the capitals they
will tell of the consideration and heroism   of   Oeneral   Mat am   In   dimena.
Splendid! Vou could do nothing better
for the fame of yourself.and your ex-
qulslto country. Crown your great career with this. Send an aide with me.
and I will go to the San Curios camp.
,1 come as Fame asking you to have a
drink.    Leave it  tn me."
Evon Napoleon succumbed to the the
atrlcal at times; who would scoff at the
chance of having his name heralded
nver the twit continents? Mataro li>
toned with increasing willingness.
"A   truce.'    flood   idea.    Yes."
lle In-died  al   the si.v.
"It   looks   HS   if   it   might    rain   to-
I    boliovi
ro   ac j not. " he
he ex        Tho ah
enport j     '' Hut
i agree. "
Is   the       "Then.
isked th,
tide did.
if     the
touslv. '
■ tlu'- p;
i suggest. I
it    <i
uy    should    not
elate th-
lis of life. Have
Are  •
■ higher thi
a.r   had   such   ;
iu likely tn hav
vou huve time.    Proclnlm
id   your   people   will   blei
excellency,   it   i-   a   duty
Koyal    Pan American    Circus   can   noi
come every year.    And  where else an
vou to .-ee all tlu* splendid features wi
have?    Where else,  indeed, is the like
in t'ne world ?    The wa
can always light.    Hero  is ;
to   earn   again   tbe   gratitude   of  your
faithful populace."
Davenport missed a move by trying
i" rekindle his cigar and the goneral-
issimo took his opening to interpose:
"Tbere \* much truth in what you say.
"Truth? Why. man, it's gospel!
Win, can deny it . Do yon want tn com
pel us to go ou south to Tavira, and
proclaim to your enemy's capital Granada's inability to take advantage of
this chance. No; I answer for you,
your  spirit   and   pro
peons, iiml summoned  a
eiieral,  know ing
"It   might   be
i r range
our   excellency,   you    will
have thu satisfaction ond  tbe  reputation  of  having  been  superior to your
opponents.    All great generals are that
loll j    Carlos Luis do la Santa  Maria  Munn.  taro  lookedjat   bis  scarf,  finished   his
The j drink, at  th
not j colonel.
are      The   aide   received   his   instruct ions
we'aud credentials at the moment tbe drill rado   was   forming   by   the   cus-
ean wait; one totn-house, a stone's throw  from where
is an opening the tent was already going up.
On the back of the elephant—thfl
one elephant—Davenport posted the
envoy, taking a place at his side under
the swaying canopy, With the band's
roar aid to the cracking of the (down's
slapsticks and bladders, the procession
begun the turn around tho town, .limena stared. Mataro, with his guard
of honor about him. stood before the
presidential , palai-e and reviewed the
line while the populace yelled "Viva!"
Three times the parade traversed tlm
main street. Then Davenport waving
bis silk hat at el presidente. gave the
order that started them toward the
enemy's camp.
said   Ma
mottled faces, cavorted wearily and
cracked bladders and slapsticks. He,
hind them in a barouche, escorted by
the vaudeville tramps, rode three men
and a girl in pink tights, waving merrily. Ou the seat with the driver was
tbe fat woman. The band, in purple
and green, followed, and next the gem
of the circus, lumbered the elephant.
On liis forehead squatted a rod-lialrod
mahout clad as a Hindu and clinging
to the seat wore Peter ,1. Ha ven port
and Mataro's colonel. In the latter's
hand was a flag of truce—a handkerchief tied to a stick. Its simple note
was quite lost in the gaudiucss of the
Lerida stood still. Hut behind him
the scutllo and the clink of arms rose,
though almost drowned in yells. Hut
all, scuffle, clink, aud shouts, diminish1
ed. When Lerida looked there was
none to follow his green plume of San
Carlos.    It was a rout.
Vet the circus still advanced. The
snake charmer coiled a pet around ber
nock for coolness as she sat beside the
ossified man, the armless wonder, ami
the Circassian beauty; they had .limena 's second barouche to themselves.
A mangy tiger dreamed in bis wheeled
cage and the girl dressed like a ballet-
dancer dung limply to her white horse
On the march continued, wliile Lerida
bold his ground in dumb wondor, lib
the elephant cajne abreast  him.
Davenport leaned over the rail of tbe
rocking seat, the glad hand extended.
"Hello, general," he cried. "How
sre you? This is the Koyal Pan American Circus. A wondor, ain't it.' Allow
me to present Colonel Cosaldu. the aide
nf Oeneral Mataro. Colonel Cosaldu,
(ieueral Lerida; Oeneral Lerida, Col-
nnei Cosaltla. W'e want to talk busl-
The red haired man lowered the elephant and its crew alighted. As Iio
bowed. Cosalda waved the hand kor
chief ceremoniously. Lei'md struggled
to save his face.
"Mv forces have deployod," he ex
"We saw them deploy," retorted the
envoy. "They forgot to stack those
guns on  the ground there."
"General Mataro invites you to .Ti-
menu for tho circus, under a truce,"
Davenport put in, "With your
My   troops   are   engaged   in   manoeuvres,!' Lerida answered sadly.
"Sailed under scaled orders, as it
were.'" suggested the American.
Lerida was gratoful: "Ves; I do
not expect them to return today. Their
task is preparatory."
"Cut, general, you can't afford to
miss this circus; nobody cnn; Call the
war off for lhe time being. The other
side's willing.   It's an eye opener."
The three hundred extra spectators
were gone, but Davenport saw possibilities for Tavira. To enter that town
with fhe war hero of thc republic riding at his side—there was a start for
a two-day stand with the S. It. O. sign
dug out. of the hold of KI Almiraute
Kspanol. He led Lerida aside and put
tbe case squarely.
up tbe life of a sailor and took to the
newspaper as a field for his activities.
He became war correspondent of tbe
St. Louis Dcmoctfi.t. He went through
the Franco-Prussian war ns a warrior
of the pen. lie then went with the
British expedition that was sent out
under Oeneral Gordon, to punish King
Theodore of Abyssinia for the assassination of some Hritisb subjects. In
lhis expedition Stanley obtainod his
first knowledge of Africa, whose fascination he was never able tu throw
His next trip into the jungle couti
nent was marie in his memorable search
for Livingstone. During this journey
the Stars and Stripes were carried fur
tbe first time into the heart of Africa.
He found Livingstone and proved to
the world that tbe newspaper man.
whose efforts were bound to fail, according to the British military official,
because he was not a military man. was
made  of  exceptional   "stuff,"
Stanley's success mado him looho.l
upon as Africa's chief explorer, aod be
made numerous expeditions into the
unknown country;
IL hacked his way through the tei
•■Jlito equatorial forests, dodged pol-ian-
ed spears, waded treacherous rivers
that weri' the homes of thousands of
crocodiles, fought lhe hidden pygmies
in the treetops. battled wilh fierce lions
am' leopards and fiercer cannibals, that,
he mighl give the world a true nap ol
Central Af-icu. now known ns the Ken
Oae of his bravest oflicers was i
yonnq fid low ua tned Deuue, wbo \vi<
attacked by a band of Moiiottgorl
tribesmen while on his way up tb'
Kongo Kiver witb a force of IlooS'ita
to take charge of tbe post at Stanley
KalN. The attack was a big success.
and one half of Deane's party were
captured and eaten. The following nc
count of Stanley's attempted revenge,
and his narrow escape from death was
told by Stanley himself in the presence
uf Captain Duqtiosuo, and has yet tn
lu- chronicled by historians and biographers:
This success on the part nf the sav-
age« was Boon communicated, iu various
exaggerated forms, to other villages,
and a general agitation was commenced
to drive ont the white mea, Before long
news came pouring into head-quarters,
at Leopoldville. that most of the rlvor
posts were being harassed by the sav-
iges and that; a general wave of cannibalism had seized that part of the
population in which I had suppressed
These were outrages which I could
not permit on the chiof highway of the
Kongo State, so I decided to punish the
savages iu such a wav that thev would
henceforth respect a friendly white
Hotting our little stenmers together,
0 were soon dragging the native police in tenders ami huge native war
canoes, up the river to where the worst
outrages    hail    been    committed,    and
of   the   cannibals,   if   be   luul   not  already been devoured.
Reaching a place within a few miles
of where somo cannibals were said to
be holding their feast, I divided my
forco into four purts, sending one up
the river and ono down tho river two
miles eacb way. Theso wero to enter
the forest and cut off overy ret,reat in
those directions, should the natives bc
found. The third force 1 left iu the
river to guard the boats, aud the fourth
1 took into the forest iu a detour so
that we should havo tbe savages hemmed iu ou all sides.
The country was extremely dillieult
to march in, ter tho river banks at this
point were not nbovo the water, which
ran inland for miles, making a fetid
swamp, In many places the water was
so deep that wo woro forced to climb
from one tree to another, which made
our progress so slow that night overtook us whllo wo were still in the
swamp travelling from limb to limb
like monkeys, aud retarded by our arms
and ammunition, There was nut hing
to do but halt till daylight.
We bung in the trees all night like
so many gorillas. Linns aud leopards
roared in the distance ami insects
swarmed around us in thousand". A
gorilla and his mute held animated
conversation above our heads, ami unseen jungle monsters splashed through
the waters below. We were all neaner
death than life, when the sudden sfin
of the tropical morning struggled to
force its rays through the dismal
growth that had sheltered us for the
night. We ate hnll' our emergency
ration, and continued our heart-break
ing journey. One after another of unfaithful black soldiers slipped from the
slimy trees aud lauded in the foul-
smelling water below. I thought the
journey would nover end.
It was again getting toward evening
when the sudden ringing thud of it native drum echoed over the verdure-
blanketed swamp. The sound came
nearer as wo advanced. 1 knew, there
fore, that it must be a war party, and
that dry land was not far away.
With renewed energy we climbed
frum limb to limb and made good progress. The foliage boforo us changed,
indicating dry ground, The drums still
beat their terrible dwong, dwong, and
now and again the voices of the na
tives reached our oars. Wo soon stood
on solid earth, and I prepared my men
for action. As I was giving Instructions, a liltle pygmy arrow whistled
through the air and burled itself in the
breast of one of my native followers,
who was not a soldier and was armed
with a bow and arrow. A cry of pain
I'inni his lips, lu a second he
took aim with his primitive weapon,
'_ arrow hissed through the air, and
the diminutive body of a dwarf warrior
tumbled through ' the leaves to the
ground, with an arrow through his
heart. I was afraid to shoot into the
trees, for that would have alarmed the
natives whom I especially desired to
b, On the other hand the pygmies
often act as scouts for the other natives, and I was tolerably certain that
trees were full of them. There was
nothing left to *\o but push on ns fast
■i possible. With our arms readv, we
We had not marched more than twen
ty minutes toward the "dwungiug"
rums when we came to sumo open
land, on which at least live hundred
Iruuken, howling savages were dancing,
and grinning, tbeir .sharpened teeth
ih owing iu horrible ghastliness. A
lozon skulls, from which the flesh had
been recently tern, as the hosts of flies
that hung around them showed, were
stuck on spear heads und sticks around
lhe place. Some of the dancing natives held purts of human skeletons iu
their hands aud here or there about the
ground on banana leaves wero pieces
of human flesh.
I was just deciding what action to
tako, take, so that I could bag tin-
whole lot witb my small force, when a
huge brute, who was mad drunk, struck
the musician's ami with a hum nil thigh
bone. This, of course, broke the rhythmic beat and the drummer objected
with a threatening gesture. The big
fellow laughed, danced around again
aud once more struck the drum with the
bone. This started an altercation, and
the drum-beating stopped while tbe
men argued. As tbe sudden stopping
of the music iu the middle of a wait/
would break up the dance, so the cessation of the drumbeats stopped tbe
orgy, and tbe savages became interest
ed  in tho war of words.
When they clustered together 1 saw-
that they were iu too great number for
my little force unless 1 guve tbem a
surprise attack. As I contemplated the
best mode uf action, a noise came from
the further end of the clearing which
ut of my sight behind tho bushes.
The natives turned, ntid, setting up a
howling, 'commenced to dance. The
drum men joined and added to tbe
hideous din. Something of great interest was evidently about to take place.
The natives crowded baek and I saw-
led iuto their midst near the fire a
naked white man, whose neck was fas-
toned in the fork of a heavy branch.
His body was covered with dried blood,
aud a deep wound ran down his face in
such a way that his right eye was split,
llis left arm was swulleu badly, showing that it was broken. The savages
stood him beforo the fire and commenced to insult him. One, a chief, pricked
tbe unfortunate with an arrow over the
tho   natives,. who   had   encircled   m,
with bayonet charges and volleys.
1 saw that we were in for a terrible
time, for the cauaibnls woro not to be
beaten off. 1 then decided to retreat
toward the water of a small rivor, at
the end of the clearing, so that we
should be protected on oue Hide by the
water. Hack to back, with tho wounded man between us, wo fought our way
to tho water. A fierco and desperate
rush drove us into the river and we
stood waist deep in the water, lighting
for our lives.
Spears ruined on us, aud one by one
my brave soldiers fell. Tho suvagw
were getting the best of iis, ami 1 foiir-
ed that wo were all in our last fight.
I handed the wounded man my Lugoi
pistol and loading my liomingtou I
prepared for tbe last stand.
"If you ever got out of this," said
the man, "my name is Pierre Herste,
Brussels." lle opened fire with tbe
automatic weapon. That was the last
1 suw of him, for a sudden blow from
sime (lying weapon knocked mo nonso
loss. 1 did uot oven remember falling
into the water.
When 1 revived I was on the beach
among a hundred dead enemies nud
1 Imd floated down tbo rivor out of
danger. My out Han king party had
beeu attracted by tho noise of'battle
nnd bad arrived ia timo to savo my
comrades  from  complete aunihilatiua.
I lost four-fifths of my men. Horste.
fearing recapture and torture had
blown nut his brains with the last shot
iu  the  Luger.
With the new arrivals at iny eom
mand, I inflicted a severe punishment
on the cannibals. 'Pen of the chiefs
were hanged for their crimes, and the
Kongo Pree State came in once more
for a storm of abuse from tho enoinios
lor iis cruelly in handling the gentle
defenceless savages.
Tbe usually patient aud submissive
camel, like (he proverbial worm, will
sometimes resent au overdose of abuse.
Too dense to think of a wny in whicli
he can outwit his driver ami so take
him unawares, when roused to tho pitch
of fury he rushes at the tyrant, open
mouthed and his formidable teeth and
powerful  jaws  do  serious  damage.
Of this vludlctlvoucss the camel
driver is aware, and of the certainty
that sooner or later the camel will seek
revenge. Accordingly, it is customary
for tbo person who fears his malice to
throw his clothes before the camel,
meanwhile hilling himself until the ani
mill's fury has been expended in toss
ing and trampling on them, wheu the
injury, real or supposed, is at once for
Tho camel wil! not identify himself
witb his driver or rider in the smallest
way whatever. Ho steadily declines
all advances. His eye never lights up
with love of even interest at the ap
proach of his master. Should you at
tempt to pat or caress bim he will ob
ject in a very decided manner.
Oood treatment or bad makes no
difference to tbe cnmol. Life und its
bard conditions are taken for granted,
llis view of things is far too serious.
He is so absorbed and preoccupied that
he has no time to waste iu the gambols
indulged in by all other young animals.
The farmers of Iowa are spending on
a   vast   project   to   drain   their   swamp
Is three quarters as much  monev as
the United States g
to build the Panau
eust of the improvement!-
estimated at it:i()7,00n,
heart, but he never
spat on the white
Ilow tu rescue tl
the quest inn. I 1
my Remington rope
pistol, ami directed
for action.    All at
I.    Ile then
nmoncod to
apt i
was now
urriedly oxamlnod
iter ami my Luger
my men to prepare
fierce howl
broke from the natives, and a huge executioner, with his terrible ax knife,
entered   the  opening.
"Meat! Meat!" came from tbe
Imarse throats of the drunken mob.
The captive was taken frum the prong
and told that his time had come. He
faced his captors like a mnn.
The drink-crazed horde were all too
interested to notice anything else but
the coining execution.
We crept nearer and I levelled my
rifle to the nearest savage. My Roldiers
picked out a man each, aud at my signal we sent a hail of death into the
ranks of the cannibals, and then rushed into their midst, the soldiers with
fixed bayonets aud I pouring death out
of my Luger at every shot.    It was a
 terrific fight.    1  was beside the white
where it was rumored that Pierre captive in a minute. He had fallen on
Serste, au oflicer ia the employ of the (the ground for protection. We formed
State, wasa prisoner, and in tile hands a square around him and fought back
eminent is paying
('anal. They have
already used $8,000,000 iu the work
and the total i
when fin
It is expected that hundreds of thou.
sands of acres will be added to the til
(able area of the state, acres which dur
ing ages have beeu accumulating rich
ness washed down upon them from high
er land as well as by decay of thoir
own swamp vegetation, acres whieh
need only to be released from thc em
barrasBUiout of too much water to de
monstrate their wonderful fertility. The
millions that will thus be added to the
value of Iowa are beyoud the reach of
accurate computation, although san
guine advocates declare that the state
will be wealthier by half a billion dol
lars or more, when the work is finished
Tho reclamation was begun in 1001,
and thus far nearly $8,000,000 has been
spent on public drainage ditches in four
teen out of the thirty countios in which
the work is projected, In the remain
ing sixteen counties some $7,000,000
more will be expended. So that 3,000,-
000 acres of farms will be improved at
au average cost of $o per acre. The re
suit is the throwing open to cultivation
nf swamp and flood land which will be
hereafter worth frum $7"> to $.100 an
acre. The estimated total cost of tbe
public drainage ditches is $00,000,000.
These figures are supplied by the State
Conservation Hoard, who calculate that
individual owners will spend $L'-I7,000,
000 more out of their own pockets in
raining wet lands,
Hy tho town plan, large open drains
are first built, then liled lateral ditches
leading to them, and then the small
tiled drains under individual farms-
some of the hitter running within four
rods of one another, and ns small iih four
inches in diameter.
In many eases farmers Imve paid from
$25 to $75 an acre to tile ami drain their
farms info tbo public drains. Where
crops have been good the system has
been rapidly extended, for the fanners
are aware that as fast as the handicap
of surplus water is thrown off their
lands nre greatly increased iu produc
tivity. Tbere are thirty "wet counties"
in Iowa, in twenty of which practically
tho entire area must be drained, while
in the remaining ten only half tbe area
needs help,
Besides the extensive plans for sow
ing broadcast the seed of native forest
trees oa the bare patches of the mountains in Colorado, Wyoming, and South
Dakota, government foresters are taking steps to introduce a number of forest trees which it is expected will add
appreciably to the verdure of the mountains and will eventually become an
asset in tbe form of timber. As in the
ase of human immigrants only thoso
foreigners or "exotics" that will make
good citizens aro to bc encouraged. The
species involved are Austrian ptne, Cor-
sican pine, Scotch pine, Norway spruce,
and European larch.
.        -■-.;■. TUB ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. B.C.
How to Save Money
A Pointer to Housekeepers
Look at the financial side of Zam-
Buk '_ use. A eut susluiued in the
borne, the store, or the workshop, a
son. which is unattended, results, say,
in festering or blood-poisoning. You
havo to lay off for a day or two. What
•loos that'mean when pay day cumcs
round! Zam Huk insures you against
that loss! A littlo Xatu-iluk applied to
(tuch an injur)' prevents ull danger of
blood-poisoning, takes out tho smarting nnd heals.
Heads of Families know bow costly
loctoritig is. He wist' ami act on the
preventive line. A box of Zam link iu
the homo is so all round useful. Tho
baby's rashes, the older children's UUtfc
nnd bruises, the Inovitablo burn, cut, or
SCkld—for all these, as well as for
more serious ailments, such as piles,
tillers, eczema, ringworm, etc., Zum-
Htik is without a rival.
Dangers of Shaving.—You get a cut
nt tho barber's shop. A little Zam-Huk
StHOared on the wound prevents all
danger. If uny ailment has been contracted, /am link cures. Mr. (leorge
Hobdea, 108 Manitoba Street, St.
Thomas, Ontario, says, "I contracted
barber's ilish, and the whole of my left
,-heek broke out iu one mass of red,
watery pimples and sores. These
spread to the other parts of my face,
until face and neck were covered with
running sores. Iluw far the disease
would Iuue spread bad it not been for
/.mn link, I don't know. I applied tbis
balm, and in a short time Zam Huk
effected  a  complete  curi."
Ham-Bilk Soap is as good as the
balm, but In a different way. Washed
in Zam-Buk Soap the skin is disinfected and disease germs lying upon
it are killed. Mothers will tind it unequalled for baby's bath.
Znni-Huk Halm and Zam-Huk Soap
.T' sold bv all druggists and stoics at
50c, for the balm and SSc. tablet for
the soap.
Shi/oh's Gun
"It was u red-letter dav for Uilos,
for he bad just been appointed chair-
ibaii ef the Mudleigh on Clay Pig Club
for the ensuing year, and, naturally
enough, ho wished to show his authority. Hodge and Hrew'u woro having u
littk) friendly argument, more forcible
than polite, over the merits of their
folcbnited swine, when suddenly the
new chairman rose to bis feet.
"Woor yew toy rowin'f"
Tht* culprits admitted they "woor."
"Well, then, I seo we ez an orderter,
Who is orderter for the year!"
Tbe auditor stepped  forward.
"Are yew orderter? Well, order
them tew out,   I won't hev no rowlnV"
tfkrews should be dipped in oil before
um>. Thoy will slip into tho wood far
more easily treated thus.
A simple furniture polish, ready at
any moment is made of equal parts of
boiled linseed oil. vinegar, aud turpen
(Jlean brooms make cleau carpets.
Wash tho brooms overy fortnight, or
oBrn a week in a large city.
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42 Adelaide St Watt
Simon Fraser, the Pathfinder
Ono of tho great pathfinders of the
t'unailian West wus Simon Fritter, iio
belungud to tbat littlo company of
bravo and adventurous men of which
Cook, Vancouvor ami Maekonsle formed tho vanguard, and among whoso sue-
eessors were Simpson, Uouglas, Thump-
son and Rosa—a company that made
known tbe extent ami something of
tho worth of Uii tish possessions on tbe
Pacific Coast, and who, by arduous and
often perilous journeys took formal possession of the country for the Uritish
The fruits of their labors form today part of tbe boritage of the Ciiun-
dian peoplo, ami bad it not been for
theso tabors it is doubtful if that beii
tugo would now extend westward to the
I'aeitie Oilcan.
In the lower valley of tbe Ottawa
Rlvor, a couple of miles from the north
bank, whore tho river begins to broad
»'u into tbe Luke of tbe Two .Mountains,
stands the beautiful village of Ht. An
drews, ono of the ebief places of Ar-
gOUtOUll COUflty and one of tbe oldest.
To the west uf tbe village is the lust
earthly resting place nf thoso whose
lil'es went out in this favored spot.
Mere, marked by a simple stoue, is the
grave of Simon Praser. The inscription
on tbe stone is already grt wing dim.
Evon should if wholly disupponr the
name of Simon Praser will not bo forgotten, for the great river that Hows
down through British Columbia to tbe
Pacific Ocean, and which Frasor explored, bears bis uauio—a monument to
his memory "moro lasting than brass.'
Tho river will recall the life and exploits of Simon Frasor long aftor tbe
monument in the St. Andrews' (.'cine
tory has fallen iuto decay.
la 1772—the yeur in which wero ere
ated tbo old Provinces of Upper aud
T<ower Canada, and whon representative parliamentary institutions were
set up in this country, and the year beforo Mackenzie crossed the Rockies to
the Pacilic Coast—Simon Fraser, at the
ngo of nineteen yours, entered the sor
vice of tbo North-West Trading Com
pany. Ho wus evidently a faithful and
industrious servant, for, ten years later
ho was allowed to set out on the greut
undertaking for which ho Is remembered to-day.
At the conferenco of tbe partners of
tbe company, hold in IM).". ut their bend-
quarters at Fort William, on Luke Superior it was docidod to extend tbe
operations of the company beyond the
Koekies, occupy tho country on behalf of Oreat Britain, aud so provont
United Stntes traders from extending
tbeir posts northward up tbe Columbia
nnd claiming ownership of tho torri
tory by right of discovery and occupation. Tho carrying out of this plan was
assigned to Simon Fraser.
.Without delay he set out for the
scene of his labors. Ho returnod to
Ijike Athabasca, which was really the
starting-point of his trip. From thero
ho struck across country to tho Upper
Peace River, which ho uscended uutil
he was well within the Rocky Mountuius. There ho established a trading
post to which ho gave the name Rocky
Mountain   Portage.
Theu turning southward, he came to
a )ak<> which be calls Lake Macleod,
ami where he erected a small fort. His
journey of discovery was now really
Turning again to the west he made
ii portage to tlm greut river which horV
sweeps southward among tho mountains, mnl at that time was thought to
be either the main stream of tho Colum
bla river or its principal affluent. It
was neither. It was tbe rlvor that now
hears Primer's name and wblch be sub
sequently explorod.
At this time he did not proceed far
down the river, but turning aside be as
coiided ii tributary flowing in from tbe
west ami forming the outlet of a large
mountain lake, both of wliich he named
after John Stuart, a friend in tbo company's service. (Mi tbe lake be sot up
a trading post, the site of the present
Fort St. dames. He also penetrated to
Fraser Lake, a liltle to tiie south,
where another  post   wa.-  established.
Learning of tbe greater activity of
the United States govornmont with respect to Pacilic Coast, explorations, and
especially nf the sending out of Lewis
and Clarke across the Rockies, the
North-West Company, in 1807, sent
from Athabasca two cunoos with goods
in charge nf Messrs. Parries and (Jues-
nel. In due time they reached Fraser,
now back on the main rivor which
bears his name, at a post culled Fort
Cleorgo, which he had just set up. With
the supplies came lottors urging Fraser
to continue his explorations of tho
rlvor, ami, if possible, follow its courso
downward until it emptied inlo tbo
Fraser at once proceeded to curry out
the Instructions contained in the letters
from bis superior-. Accompanied by
John Stuart, dules QuoBiiel and a erow
of nineteen willtOS and two Indians, all
embarked in four well ■furnished canoes,
Fraser set out from Fort. Goorgo on
May 20, 1808,
Carried by the current and propelled
by puddles, the canoes, for u few days
made rapid progress. The party were
now in that, part of the river which,
fifteen years before, Alexander Mac-
.foozle had navigated before taking tbe
overland route to tho Const, Mackenzie
had been warned of the dangers of the
lower part of the Frasor, and the Indians mot with uow gava Fraser similar
warnings. The warnings were unheed
ed, and Fraser continued on his way
down the unknown river. The dangeis
that   had  been  foretold  were soon on*
hi his journal Fraser sols down a
simple narrative of his journey. About
nveiily years ago that Journal wns published  by the late Senator  Musson.    A
If a cough makes your nights sleep
less and weary, it will worry you a good
deal, and with good euuse. To dispel
tho worry and givo yourself u rest t*y
Hickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup. It
exerts a sooth;..g influence on the air
passages and allays the irritation tbat
leads to inflammation. It will subdue
tbo most stubborn cough or cold, nnd
eventually eradicate It from the sys
loin, as a trial will prove to you.
few extracts from the Journal will best
describe tho nature of Frasor's trip and
the perils he encountered,
"On Juno I, llvo days after tbey
started, tho river narrowed to a canyon,
iu which tbey lost one of their canoes."
Farther on tho river agaiu widened
and tbeu it contracted to u width ot'
not over thirty yards with precipices
rising on either sido, between which the
waters rushed, "turlnilont, noisy und
uwful to behold." Then there was u
portage of a mile, and tbeu moro rapids
uud a whirlpool. Ou June l> they came
to a part where "the channel contract
eil to about forty yards, and is enclosed
by two precipices of immense height,
['ending towards each other, and which
make it narrower above than below,"
Through tbis gorge the waters rushed
with uroat velocity, but us it was uhsu-
ItltOly impossible to carry cunoes Ay
land, Fraser and bis party ran uie
rapids, "Skimming along as fast as
lightning,'' wrote Finser in his journal, "tbe crews, cool uud collected, followed euch othor in awful silence, nnd
when ne arrived at tho end, we stood
gflzlllg at each otber in silent, congratulation ou our narrow escape from total
Coming lour days later to a purt of
tho river which it wns impossible to
navigate, tho canoes and such of tbo
cargo as wus not absolutely necessary,
Wore abandoned, and tbo party set out
to follow the rugged bunk ou foot, each
man currying ou bis back a loud of
eighty pounds. For nine days the toilsome march was continued aloug mountain sides, the party climbing and descending rugged rocks and forcing their
way tbrougb deep ravines tilled with
tangled brush and fallen timber. On
tho ninth day tliey came to a large
river flowing in from tho east. It was
named the Thompson, after David
Thompson, astronomer to the North-
West Company, who, a few years later,
ascended it and established Fort Kamloops, some distance ubove its junction
with tbe Frasor.
On June BO tho party came to that
part of tbe bunk now known by the
rather remarkable name of Jackass
Mountain. "Tho ascent," wroto Fraser
iu bis Joumiil, "was dangerous; stones
aud fragments of rock wore continually giving way frpm our foot and rolling o!V iu succession. Tho ascent was
perfectly perpendicular; ono of tho Indians climbed to the summit, and by
mentis of a long polo drew us up one
after the other. Tho work took throo
hours. Thus wo continued our course,
up bills und down, and along tbe steep
declivities of mountains, where banging rocks and projecting clitfs at the
edgo of tho bank of tho river, mado
the passage so small as to render it at
times ditlicult for one person to pass
And as they toiled ou through the
rugged wilderness that skirt od tho
bunks of tbo rivor thoy were following,
finally emerging from tho canyon on
June :!. Hero they onco more camo
upon Indians from whom they were
fortunate enough to obtain a canoe.
Once more they embarked on the river,
and two days lator it boro thom to tide
Fraser and his companions reached the
waters; and so on July 1, 180S, Simon
mouth of tho Fraser River. The instructions of tho company bad been
carried   nut.
Tbe Indians ut tbe const did not
seem well disposer) towards tbe explor-
ors. Tbey became very troublesome,
and fearing attack Fraser decided to
cut short his stay. Two days after his
arrival he sot out on bis return journey, and following tbe route by which
be bad come, be reached Fort Oeorge,
on the upper part of the river, on Aug
ust 0.
Frasor's exploration demonstrated to
the North West Company that a considerable portion of the river bo bad foi
lowed was not navigable, and that tra
vellors on tho lower sections were de
pendent on the Indians for food, which
consisted of dried Ilsh. berries, and
roots. The Indians along the upper
river bad seen Mackenzio fifteen years
before. Imt Fraser and bis companions
were tin* first whites ever seen by the
Indians along the southern banks. The
tact and prudence of the explorur are
shown bv the fact tbat he led his party
up and down this district without hln
lira uee from thi1 savage natives and
without awakening their enmity.
Today tno transcontinental traveller
by tbe Canadian Pacilic Railway can.
from what he sees from the window of
his comfortable cur. form some idea of
the dilliculties Fraser overcame ami the
dn agora   with   which   his   journey   was
beset.      From    tl influence   of   the
Thompson Rlvor tbo railway runs south
ward along the Fraser, and not far dis
taut are the frowning precipices along
which Fraser ami his party made their |
toilsome march until they came to the'
ond of the canyon where the CltHOO!
was obtained that hore them t" tho
month of the river.
For nov oral years after bis notable,
trip to the coast Fraser remained iu the
service of the North West Company.]
Shortly after his retirement bo was offered the honor of knighthood by the]
British Crown in recognition of Ids sor I
vices to tbe emplro by reason of bis'
explorations beyond the Rockies. Ilej
declined the title on account of his I
rather limited means.
After his retirement be lived at tlini
little villago of St. Andrews, Qno,|
where lie died in 1863, at the ripe ime
of eighty four. In the littlo cemetery
about a mile west of the village on the
road to Carillon, is bis grare; and it
is not loo much to say that it coiit'iins
the remains ot a man who deserves to
rank among the makers of the ' 'aa
ndtnil West. In :i paper read before the
Royal Society of Canada on Mav S.
1880, Sir Sandfurd Fleming stated that
Si mini Fraser ill Oti poor, practically
leaving no provision for his family, the
surviving members of which at* that
time worh a daughter, Catherine Har
riet Fraser, who resided in Cornwall,
tint., and two sons, William, who lived
iu Hamilton, ami Roderick, who lived
at St. Andrews Stormout County, Or
tario.—Montreal   Stuudard.
Tho mystery of tho'Great Sphinx of
Egypt, which has boon a puzzle to tbe
wise men of the earth for countless generations, has been pushed into tl.o lime
light again by tbo bringing to America
of tho fruits of an archaological expedition, which, under the auspices of
tin- Huston Museum of Fine Arts, has
beeu digging in the desert sands around
the third pyramid near Glzoh, for several years, directed by Dr, (1. A. Rcis-
ner, of Harvard. The expedition now
lays beforo the world the claim that it
has  read   tho  riddle.
Tho concreto rosuits of this joint
expedition woro seen for tbo flrst time
in the Egyptian department of tho museum of the Fine Arts recently by tho
annual subscribers and the prose.
Among theso treasures wuh seeu for
the tirst time one of tbo grentest historical and archaological treasures that,
over canto out of Kgypt, the group
statue of Myceriinus, builder of the
third pyramid, and bis cpieen, carved
from life about .r>,(fim years ago in hard
slate, Tbe figure* are about five feet
in   height.
Tbis wonderful group Is in a most
perfect state of preservation, lu fact,
it is doubtful if there is in the whole
world a statuo of sucb antiquity In
suoh a perfect state, and its possession, added to tbo otber treasures tbat
bave come to the museum from this
last expedition and from former ex
peditious, gives the Boston Museum
of Fine Arts a standing in tbo world
of urcbaelogy tbat is very nearly un
rivaled in 'its ancient Egyptian trens
This group statue was carved whon
Egypt wus yot young ami about 1,500
years before ' Moses led tbo Hebrew
hosts out of bondage, it is tbo portrait statuo of tho great king, who was
regarded by his subjects ns divine und
who inscribed on the third pyramid
tbo words " Mycorinus is Hi vino."
Hosido bim stands tbo queen, wbo
shared bis glory, clad only in what
would bo termed" today the'tirst "bobble skirt."
The modelling of tbo faces is vory
remarkable and the cutting in hard
slate is extraordinarily well  done.
This pair statue of Mycorinus and
bis queen was found under the floor of
tho valley temple of tho third pyramid,
where it had evidently been hidden to
preserve it from tho vandalism of invaders at some time of tho dim past.
In this tomple they found a splendid slate triad which is also in the
museum of Mycorinus, Hathor and a
nome. Also a great portrait statuo of
Mycorinus in alabaster and a portrait
hoad of thu crown prince Bhopses-kaf
in alabaster, an unusually fine bit of
He wis tho successor of Mycerinus
and began the building of a pyramid
which he never, finished, as he was
tho great fourth dynasty—the dynasty
of   pyramid   builders.
This dynasty began with Cheops who
built the first pyramids at Oizeh about
2,800 H.C. Ho was succeeded by his
son, Cephron, wbo built the second
pyramid, and who, it has boen discovered, had the great sphinx carved out
of solid rock with his own portrait on
tho hoad and attached to tho body of
ii lion.
It was erected by Cephron outside the
valley temple of tho second pyramid
to show to the world that tho pyramid
and tbo temples and tho graves about
the pyramid wore under the protection
of tins great Cephron, who had the
power nnd strength of a Hon. And all
subsequent, sphinxes, wherever built in
Kgypt, were symbols of protection.
The great sphinx is 140 feet long
aud tho bead of Cephreu from the
rown to the chin is 30 feet and 14
feot wide. The extended front paws
'0 feet long and between these
paws there was at one timo a small
It was thought liy Hododotus and
Ment ho and other ancient historians
thut tbe sphinx dated back moro than
5,000 years before Christ to tbe first
Egyptian monarch known to history
—Menes. It has been conjectured that
it   even   antedated   that   monarch.
What its real purpose was nobody
knew until the present time. Even
Napoleon when he was in Egypt attempted to solve tho riddlo of the
sphinx, but he gave it up and turned
his attention to the conquest uf Egypt
and the rest of the world.
This last expedition under Ur. Rois-
ner discovered and explored every
part of tho valley temple of the third
pyramid, built by Mycorinus, who was
the fourth monarch of the fourth dynasty. The third monarch Oodcf Ra
built   his  pyramid  some  miles   to  the
nth of Glzoh at Abu-Roash.
<bie of thi' triad slate groups brought
hack by Hr. Reisner ts almost as inter-'
ting as the large group of the king I
id queen and is equally well pre '
Thore are also live small vases of
alabaster with the name of Prince Kai,
ono of the sons of Mvcerinus, tnctsod
nn  il dgo.
Hut one of tbo most interesting of
lhe treasure-, is the Mastaba wull of
a tomb with complete llloroglypllici
mt in relief from the fifth dynasty
It is one of the finest specimens i»
existence ami is in many respects su J
perior In the Mastaba tomb in Knottier
There is a portrait head, cut iu lime
stone found iu tbe Cheops cemetery
of  Oizeh   which  antedates  any  of  the
utptures of Mvcerinus by 50 years
or more and near it is a portrait group
in limestone of tbo fifth dynasty. It
shows three brothers. It was also
found  in  the Cheops cemetery.
There are a i-'rent many other statu
ottes, vessels of all kinds cut out of
solid stem1 and alabaster in a most in
goulous way, and there are a great
many of the tools and Instruments
used by tbe craftsmen .".Olio years uiro
—the meu who had tbe skill to make
all theso things, and who hnd the
skill to build the great pyramids. It
is a wonderful collection, and one of
which Roston  may well bo proud.
To democratize the Hritisb Navy nnd
lear it of snobbery and favoritism was
no small undertaking when Jobn Fisher
entered the service a little over fifty
years ago.    All the forces of aristocra
cy wero against him, for be was without "pull" or position. His best friend
was Ins own sheer ability, but tbat was
enough. January Iio was his seventieth
birthday, nnd he retired from the service as Lord Fisher, laden with honors,
"No mun iu modern history," says the
London Daily News, "ever went into
private life witb a vaster record of
public achievement." Beginning with
out friends or social intluence, "with
nothing but bis grim resolution uud
bis torrential high spirits, he emerged
from obscurity to tin; head of his profession," And once there, "he swept
tho Augean stables with such a broom
as the navy hail never seen."
ln six brief years he wrought a revolution. Hit created a new system of
training, invented a new type of ship,
revolutionized all the theories of gunnery, reformed the lower deck, altered
all tbe strategic idous of tbe Navy,
scrapped all the lame ducks and saved
millions of money by tbe transuction,
blotted out all the axioms of the service
aud wrote new unes, stopl. tho scandal
of the stores, left no corner unswept
by bis formidable besom, lie was hated
and feared and trnducod by tho com
fortablo Incompetents who' found nil
tbeir sucred habits ruthlessly upset.
He did uot mind. lie only laughed und
went bis shattering way. He found a
navy paralyzed liy dead formulas; lie
left it vibrating witb u new ami Intense
It was as "Radical Jack" that Lord
Rtpoil first heard of him ami gavo bim
his chance ns chief of the ordnance,
aud a radical be remains to the end—
oue wbo brushes asldo all forms aud
conventions ami lays bare tbe root,
fearless  ot'  con sequences.
"I am told you art' a socialist," said
a great personage to bim ou ono occasion. "Well," he replied, "1 never
bellevod that all the brains went with
a white shirt." "Hut you aro so violent." "The Kingdom of Heaven suffered] violence," ho replied—be quotes
scripture liko a purituu divine—"and
tlio violent man takes it by storm,"
"Why should I waste my time looking
at all sides when I kiiow'my side is the
right side. The cleverest man we ever
had at tho Admiralty wus Oosohon, umi
ho was the worst failure of all. Ue was
always looking at all sides and wo never
got. anything done."
What can you do with such a man—
except obey him or stab him in the
buck. Buggins,, in bis white' shirt
stabbed him in the back iu a hundred
newspapers. For Buggins heard in bim
the voice of doom. Here was a mai<
wbo did not respect Hoggins—who re
spected only brains und rewarded onlj
brains. "Buggins1 turn," be said, "ic
the curse of the navy, Hoggins is first
cousin of the Duko of Danksbire, and
can't bo passed over. lie is an ass, bui
be must have bis turn." He changed
nil (but. He brought men out of the
merchant service; be hauled men tif
over the heads of tl^ir seniors, not be
cause tbey bad distinguished uncles, but
because tliey liad brains; be started the
Osborne training us the beginning of s
scheme for democratizing the navy
"We want to draw ou the best bra ind
of the forty million, not on tbe best
brains of tbe money class," he says.
Ho talks liko a torrent, and coins all
his experience into phrases—"Life I.
phrases," he says. "Oo at your zenith.
Nelson."—Nelson's nume is always on
his lips—"went at his zenith. Welling
ton ought to bave died at Waterloo
He lived ou and did immeasurable mis
chief. Elijah went at his zenith; hit-
mantle fell ou Klisha, and be did the
work of Elijah better than KHjah could
have done it. I resolved to go at im
zenith . My mantle fell on Wilson—ten
times belter a man for the work that re
mained than I should have been."
Further realization of Fisher s reli
gious bent ami of bis turn for epigram
may bt! gained from the following:
"Wo are the chosen people, and out
Ood is tbe Ood of the Israelites. He
sees the cloud by day und the pillar of
flame by night. He points to the map
and shows tbe strategical supremacy ol
these islands. Has it ovor occurred it
o lb,
that there are five
world—tho Straits of Hover, th
of Gibraltar, the Suoz Canal, tb
of Malacca, tho Cape of uooi
And we hold every one o
Didn't F sav we were the lost tribes.'
He laughs, but there is a touch of sen
otisness. too.
"Isn't it wonderful!" he will say n»
be tells of somo coincidence, some per
sonal episode, some new invention, like
wireless or submarines, tbat works U-
our advantage. "Isn't the hand ot
Providence  in  that?'■'
And he is a man of omens, too, lik,
most meu who go down to the sea ii
ships. Wheu he became First Sea Lord
he refused to take up bis duties il it tl
the iwenivtirst of October tin- ani
versary of Nelson's death. All lib
flipcIes centre round that great nam?
He entered the navy as the nominee ot
Nelson's last captain. He served bit
apprenticeship on the Victory
the Victory as Commander at P.
mouth ht; finally hauled down I.i
"Isn't   it   wonderful/"
His eve is undinimed, hi- natural
force unabated. He has roci mh re
turned Irom a visit to Allien-: . nlowhif
with the idea  rd' a  federal! f lb<
Knglish speaking r: s which be i- sun
is   coming,   ami   which   is   to   hai   til-
world into paths of peace.
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In a school in a western Ontario town
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,' One a u ' one.'' * asked t he toucher,
while putting tbe class tbrougb the
easiest id' the addition tables. The
little girl referred to was the only person iu tho class who couldn't give the
answer. "Two'n one?" askod the,
teacher. The littlo girl smiled confidently, put up her hand and when
noticed by the teacher, saitl, "shoe
polish." *
From Toronto Canadian Courier.
Peevish, pale, restless, and sickly
children owe their condition to worms.
Mother Graves' Worm lOxtermimitor
will   relieve  tbem   ami   restore   health.
it the result of a long (ight tn wcrlt oul.
his lofty ideals, a mental strain ih'it.
covered tbe yoars of bis student lift-'/
One enn only conjecture, Tho fa?t remains, however, that, this handsome
young Italian was stricken with a ler
riblo nervous disease, accompanied hy
melancholia to sueh a degree tbat it was
deemed wise to put him undor trentmert
in an asylum.
At the time bis madness.was immin
ent (tornito hnd heen proclaimed the
master of bis contemporaries. Bven in
1872, tho year before Portuny died, hie
fenius whs recognized by the celebrated
panish artist. Portuny had his atelier
in Rome, where Ueiuito wns also stop
ping for a time, and was painting dili
gently the picturesque scenes in the on
virons of tho eternal city. On those
trumps in search of paintablo subjects
Portuny ofton wns accompanied by the
ynmiK Neapolitan, who would stand for
hours watching the oft'eets obtained by
the rapid brush strokes of the Spanish
The stricken gonins entered the doors
of a "bettering retrofit in the heydey
of life, nnd emerged from it an old man.
During all tbese years of confinement
thp (^ucen-mother has never lost interost
in the clever sculptor, and kept in touch
with bis slow awakening to a normal
condition, Qomlto's recovery is a weird
resurrection of a buried talent.
In these few months of freedom (le
mito has just finished a beautiful little
statue nf the "Fisher Hoy," which has
boon trast in silver and already is iu pos
session of Queen Marguerita.
Mother is a Suffragist,
Brother is an atheist,
Sister's a Thoosuphist,
Grandpa is a pessimist.
Grandma's a Christian Scientist,
Uncle  Hill's au   I'ltramoiitanist,
Aunt .lane is a pantheist.
Cousin Joe's an optimist,
Oonsin Sue is un artist,
The baby is an oppositionist,
Thi' hired  man  is an  Anarchist,
The hired girl  is a  Socialist —
Iu fad,
Everybody is an " i«t"
But pa'tiii.k.
Avoid drinking water that bus beeu
standing some time iu au open vessel.
Draw it as required.
After bolng couflncd in an insane a-v
kun for over a quarter of a century, Via
cen/o QomltOi the "most, remarkable of
Italian sculptors.'' has once more come
into his own. Si rnngoly enough, tho
hiatus of bis career bas in no wise dim
mod this artist's fume, we aro assured,
and through the Influence of Quoon Mar
[jueritn he continues his work from t'e
point where be left off more than tweu
tv-lhe veins ago. Savs a correspondent
of fhe DotroH   Free   Piesr-:
"Gemito. a Neupolitan bv birth, was
at tbe height of his fame in IMS."). The
house of Savoy, of which tbi? murdered
King, Humbert I., father of the present
King, was a representative, encouraged
all Gemito's endeavors, llis consort.
Queen Marguerite* has always been the
devoted  patron of the arts, nnd  when
she discovered  the  pin menal ability
of this young sculptor at Naples she ex
tended her royal favor to hiin. Inline
.Mately the Ihen unreMiunized artist was
made," for the Qi u's  cue  was  taken
by all the coun circles, nml orders poured into llie humid.' studio if Vineen/o
Wrfii It this mid don popularity that
mado the poor artist's brain snap? Was
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Murine Ey* Salve, in Aieptic Tubai, 23c, $1.00
And Take Mrs. Riploy'H Advice
l.otH t.t wuuii'ii art1 RtlfToring litrtun-e
witli their hackfi, wlien tlwv need not
<lo ho. Mrs. Itiplev hail moh rrigbtfnl
paint! in her bach t lm I .«)". could nol .In
lier housework, She t.elK Iim.v tbe
eoreil  herself.        WllUunnilnlo  list.
"I   ejinfint   refill in   from   tvrltitlg you
about ihe benefits I lime received from
taking 'ilX I'll.l.s. I imiroring dread
fully with inv back and liavo Buffered
with it fur twenty yearn, I trie.I overy
thing lint cut lie relief, until I boughl
(IIN PILLS. I hnve taken sis hexes of
(HN PILLS an.l new I have n„t the
sitfn ef au aclie er pain in my buck. I
nm new IS years ui ago ami feel as woll
as I ever did in my life. There is
nothing that ean linlil a plnce with (JIN
I'll.I.S fur earing Pain In the Pack to
which women are Ruli.joct."
Mrs. Milanor P. Ripley,
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Write fur free sample box. Dealers
sell C1IN PILLS nt BOc. n bux-(l for
$2.!i0 and money refunded if thev fail
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Co., Dept. R.P.       Toronto 85
Published   every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,   B.C.,  by
Ormond T. Smithe,
Editor and Proprietor.
Advertising rates published elsewhere in the pa[ier.
Subscription price (1.60 per year, payable in advance
Tlte editor dues  not  hold   himself responsible for  views expressed by
SATURDAY, JUNE 17,    1911.
What the Editor has to say.
Our editorial remarks in last week's issue re certain complaints that liad been made by an ex-patient of tbe hospital
seems to have stirred np a "stink," to use a vulgar expression,
in certain quarters, and before leaving town for a week's vacation last Saturday, we were made acquainted with our manifold sins and wickedness'in daring to suggest that there was
anything wrong witli the food supplied to patients.
Our interviewer, who happens to be also a prominent
member of the Hospital Board, informed us that in his opin
ion there was not another newspaper in the province that
would have printed such an article, to which we replied that
it was our belief that any editor who was not a spineless scrib
bier, or who was acquainted with the duty which an editorial
writer owes to the public and to his readers, would not have
refused to deal with a matter of such importance that was
brought to his attention in the way this was to oues.
The fact of the matter is simply this; reports have been
current in this city for months that the food supplied to pa;
tients was not as good as should be, and if the hospital board
was not aware of this fact it is not our fault; if the complaints
made are not well founded, it is up to the Board to prove that
reports circulated by this patient, and by numerous others
are not warranted, and we believe that instead of being abused by the Board, that body should feel grateful to us for allowing them to put at rest a rumour that has been as persistant as this is.
If, on the other hand, the grounds for complaint are justified, it is up to the Board to afford a remedy, and the public
will not hesitate to give us some credit for our vigilance on
their behalf, while we will feel gratified to know that we have
been the means of affording some measure of relief to future
patients in the hospital.
It has been suggested on this occasion, as it has on numerous others, when we have dared to criticize the actions of
public or semi-public men, that our action is likely to result in
an injury to our business. In reply to this we may say that
while we have never hesitated to criticize any man or body of
men wheu we felt it vvas our duty to do so; we have nevertheless always been able to keep our job presses running merrily,
and as for the paper itself—well, look at our circulation; furthermore we may say that when we find it necessary to curb our
pen in defense of what is right for the sake of business interests, tbe business can go to that region which somebody says is
"paved with good intentions."
We do not care to intrude ourselves in other people's affairs
but we cannot refrain from making a comment on tbe sidewalks
on some of the principal streets of our city.
We realize the tact tbat everything cannot be accomplished at once, but we are of the opinion that if a little more energy
and money were expended in the laying of new sidewalks and
the fixing of those already down, that the efforts of the Council
would be greatly appreciated by the gjner.U public
On our way to the fire ou Wednesday morning we met several people who were hurt by tripping over loose boards in the
sidewalks. Now we do not wish to put ourselves up as prophets,
but unless tbis evil is remedied at once, we fear the city may
have several damage cases to contend with.
Not the Cheapest, but the Best
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Price for llie Whole 18 lots is only $1,400 $500 down
Balance easy term?.
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Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. C.
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Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
Agents for E. & N. Lands,
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25 Chains
Price  $4000
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25 Chains
20 ACRES with house and buildings
Price $5,500
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The product of Pure Malt and
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Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
sssBest on the (Boastss
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just Ariived
RANGING FROM $20.00 TO $25.00
"The Furniture Store1
MoFhee Block A.   MoKINNON      Cumberland, B.O
DlHtriut ofHayward
TAKK NOTICK Unit Clear**) Purler, <»f VrtiKover
(tccufjutlon .tartar, lutenih to upply for penutiwluii
to jmrcluwe tin- following (Inscribed landa;—
Coinmenelngat a \n>*t planted ni tlm s. k corner
of T. 1.. -2?ur. tlitjtitre about 60 chains wet; thence ft
limit hu chain* mirth io shore line; (hence south-
t'iwt, following idiom line tu point of commencement
am taining (Uii iU'icw more or if**.
George Parlor
Karl Cllne, Agent
Dato March 10th. um. (apllj
District of Say ward
TAKK NOTICK tnat Aided Cautanche of Vanco
over. B.C., occupation plasterer, intends to upply
for permission topurctrw Hie following ileiterltieil
Commencing at pint planted about S0ch»1in< north
of tho 8 W vomer of T I. 97195; thonce wont so
t'hahiH; thoncenorth40chains;tlu-noeeast mchiilm*
thence north 40 elm iim; thenee east *D chains; theuce south 80 chains to point of common cement containing MO meres mure or lees
Alfred Cautanehe
Karl Cllne, Agent
March 18th 1911     ' (apl  1)
District of Nayward
TAKK NOTICK that William Maddlson Krasor,
of Vancouver B.C. occupation carpenter, Inlands to
upply for permission te purchase tho following de.
scribed lamls-
Commenclng at a post planted abuut £0 chains
north of the s. W. corner of T. h, 27105; thence mint),
so chains; thenee wost 80 chains) thenco north So
chains; thence east sn cliuins to point of commence
ment, containing tiio acres mom or less.
William Maddison Fraser
Kurl nine, Anew
Date, March Kith. 1011 apl 1)
Mah Lee
P. 0.  BOX 294.
Near the Saw Mill
Horseshoeing ti  Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
FOU SALK-Oiie thoroughbred Jor-
«ey Bull, in prime condition, Apply to
Dave Hoy.
Old Newspapers for sale at Tho
The  Russell
The only Car Made
in   America   with
the "Silent Knight
Valveless Engine,"
Also made in valve
. . style . . .
Cleveland. Brantford. MasBey-HarriB, Perfect and Blue Flyer Bicycles; Fairbanks Morse Gas Engines; also the Moore Gasoline
Lighting Systems. Oliver Typewriters. Repairing of all kinds.
flici/clcs, Sewing Machines, h'tttts, etc.     Seissors and Skates t/round
Rubber Tires for Baby Carriaaes.    ffoopsjor Tubs
Little Fiver Rond
The above well-known Stewart property, Little River
Road, about one mile from Comox Bay, blocks one, two and
three, as shown in plan, bull' of land cleared and underdraw
ed, soil a deep black loam, wliich produces heavy crops. Ideal
building siles on smaller lots. All property facing on good
Governmerit roads.
For Terms Apply to
Beadnd! & Thwaites
Sole Agents, Courtenay.
Practical  Watchmaker
All Work, Guaranteed
Dunsmuir Ave   : : :   Cumberland
Tne Store of
^) Quality
The Home of The Slater Shoe.
Everybody likes to have their feet look nice, and io they
will, as long as their shoes are new, if the shoes fit, but yoa
cannot be buying new shoes all the time-you won't have
to-if you wear the
it not only ills in the beginning, but keeps its shape always
Because tlio shrinking anil stretching
which rau-e . Iiwh to lose their sha|ie
are prevented hy ttie way we make
lliein. The leather while moist is
stretched tight over the lusts which
taken out ali the stretch, then they
mi' I'llowiii to do all their own
shrinking on these anme lusts, where
they can't gut out of shnue
Fits Like Your Foot Print.
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Special rule for half page or more.
Condensed Advertisements
1 cent 1 word, 1 issue ; minimum charge 25 cents.
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i.i i.i u'i.iu i.i u"i'"»-<* r.r .......    .....■■
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Oood
Wet Ooods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
.1 Moi
• i
"Leading Tobacco King."
Better known as
Desler In Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobscco.
C&, Billiard Room in connection
The finest hotel in the city.
Barrister,   Solicitor   and!
Notary Public.
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UmoK Loiiok No 11, I. 0 0. F.
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Baseball Schedule tor 1911
June 4' Courtenay rs Union Bay at
Union Bay.
June 4, Stars vs. Filssners at Cumberland.
June 11 Union Bay vs Pilseners at
June 11. Stars rs Courtenay at
June 18. Pilseners vs Courtenay at
June 18. Stars vs Union Bay at
Union Bay.
June 25. Union Bay vs Courtenay
at Courtenay.
June 25. Pilseners vs. Stiirs nt Cnm
July 9. Pilsener vs Union Bay at
Uuion Bay,
July 9. Courtenay vs Stars at Cumberland.
July 16. Courtenay vs Pilseners at
July 23. Union Bay vs Stars at Cuu •
July 30. Courtenay vs Union Bay
at Union Bay.
July 30. Stars vs Pilseners at Cumberland.
Aug 6, Union Bay vs Pilseners at
Aug 6. Stsrs vs Courtensy at Cuurtenay.
Aug 18. Pilseners vs Courtenay at
Aug 13. Stars vs Bays' at Union
Aug 20. Union Bay vs Courtenay
at Courtenay
Aug 27. Pilseners rs Stars st Cumberland.
Sept !l. Pilseners vs Union Bay at
Union Bay.
Sept 10. Courtenay vs Stars at Cumberland.
of Summer Suits at $15.00-
They are tbe latest in style and
best in quality.
DON'T FORGET—we are a-
gents for Coppley, Noyes & Randall Clothing.
Oar Ladies' Waists have arrived
and are open for inspection.
Sterile for Tie Islander.
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
The McClary  Manufactuing Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
Will Old Age Find YOU
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What is life going tomean to you ? Is it Going to mean comfort and prosperity, or is lack
of training going to condemn you to hard labor for the rest of your days?
FOR YOU, THERE IS A ROAD TO SUCCESS.    Let Geo. Shaw, Nanaimo, tell you all about it.
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Agents for the Columbia Fire insurance Company
We have the exclusive agency for a few lots in Burnaby Mun
ioipality— a stone's throw form the Edmond's car line, price
%'6G0.   $50 can handle these lots.
FOR SALE - Eight lots on the South Road. These lots'
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Attacked by
Bronchial Catarrh
Bound Brooke P.O., Port Antonio, .la..
June 4. 1910.
Denr Sirs*,—I have been suffering
from dreadful attacks of Catarrh and
Bronchitis fqr a period of one yeai
and four months, during wliich time 1
•pent most of my earnings in trying
various remedies, but, alas! withoul
•iny satisfaction. I wns ..;i~f. about giv
mg u\> hope of enjoying life for the
future when in our* Daily Telegraph
papers of Jamaica I saw your adver
tieement for Catarrhozone, and tried
one bottle. That was sufficient, t uow
know Catarrhozone is the best and onlv
medicine for my trouble. It has made
a thorough cure,
(Signed) T. C. White.
Large sizo sufficient fur two months'
use, guarantee-!, prico $1; smaller sizes
B5 cents and 50 cents. Beware of imi
tations nnd s'ubstitutors, and insist on
getting • •< "atarrhozone" only. By
mall from the Catarrhozone Company
Kingston,  Out.
These aro not yet upon tho market,
but they soon mny be, should the experiments of cotton spinners along these
lines prove as successful as is expected.
Bleached cotton i* almost puro cellulose, and proceeding upon that basis the
investigators Imve discovered a method
whereby thread may be manufactured
from collulose extracted frpm spruce
wool. The cotton-spinners expect in
time, it is said, to produce with this
material clothing at extremely low
prices, Tho finost product, it is avor rod,
will be cheaper thnn cotton iu the bale;
snd there is no reason why the material may not take a "fast" dye. Tho
wood-cloth would, of courso, wear well,
nnd it eould be made mm inflammable.
"I notice that the society women of
New York have begun a crudado against
long hatpins." saiil the tall man in tho
crowded  streetcar.
"Absurd!" growled the dark Strang
or next to hitu.
The tall man. looked around in some
"Don't you consoler the long hatpin
a dangerous menace!"
"Stuff and nonsense!" snorted the
The tall man spoke with much deliberation.
'' Don 't you know,'' he demanded,
"that hatpins are dangerous the way
they are made?"
"I know nothing of lho sort," the
dark man spluttered; "1 make 'om."
Under the force of great gales, large
lahot* and titleless sens, like tbe Caspian, have been observed to experience
Surprising changes of level, as if they
were huge basins of water tipped by the
hand of a giant.
and eaj painful affliction promptly
_____[ by
a safe, pleaaant. antioeptlc liniment
Fen etrau* to wat of trouble, heal*
Ing and ioothUig. Al*omuuv«iN.fl
liutii-liM such aa goitre, w«nn. cuts,
weeping elnew; beall cntt, sorea,
woundij redncm Variooae Velni,
Virlcooela, Hydrorele; enrea stralni
andtpntlm. Take* oui MnutMMM
lnflammaUon—«top| lameim,
A customer writ**: -My wife haa
baen Uuablcd wltb a ruptured limb
for 13 or 13 frara-no rest day or
night.   Wa tried mot- enry knows
roniedy for tha  troublt—nothing
eren icavo tempornry rellef.on»b«a
bottle ot ABSOI.ItlNK, JB.
han been um-i liy nibbing on wltb tha
baodionlv, nh< ** j - tbere Is no mora
patn and Iim not tmfferwl from pain
alnc* the MOOOd or third application.
Tba veins worn lanre and prom-
lnont-*t thii time almort InTidbl*
Tory little nndUllff, Thlsli alroort, a mlra<*lo, but it la
tar thn truth m I can eiprew ft.   We family rm»n.
Ittosnj one who inay miffer in like manner.'1
_  snr i
Safe ami plaaaiat to un^-qalclily tbtprbod into ikfn.
iHrinif It drj» and clean. Ramltl Mite tba aboTfl mnke
Wlhuinu-.v—i,ry.   Auk yonr nelgliboni about it.   1'rloa
look IF frflO,   MMiiif«rt..r«l only by
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THB liTIUXAl, moo a muiim CO.. 1,1**1**,-Cell
Dr. Wartel's Female Pills
r,mtit*mi wrni TWAnamM—s* ft iwiu'i a—-
■ata, . attmtUaaBf ar—ant nmm*j w
——m vntk. Tka laid trim UMi in a
tms* —a tmsmmm nudum *—
Make the Liver
Do its Duty
Nine tines in len when the liver it right tht
■tomnch and bo web are right. _
lootlj. but firmly com-
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do itt duly.
Curei Con
!. tip alio a.
Headache, and DUtroiv after Eating.
Small Pill, Small Doae, Small Pries
Genuine multu( Signal ure
Tho chief of tho clan of Mcintosh
onoo had a dispute with a cabby over
ilie faro. (,Do you know who 1 am?"
suid the Highlander angrily, *'l am ttie
Mcintosh.'* "I don't euro if you aro
an umbrella, *' retorted tho cabby.
"I'll havo my rights!"
Two bricklayers had a disagreement,
and in a few minutes wero fighting
furiously, ' One finally got ,the other'
down oil the ground ;ind began jumping
on his opponent. "Here, Bill," gasped
the latter, "that ain't fair! This is a
fair light—it ain't football!"
Dr. Victor Kutehei) told about a
collie dog. Wliich he brought from a German family, ili the course of a lecture
before the Social Economics Club.
"The dog was like home eollcgo students 1 have heard tell of," said the
doctor, "He could understand German perfectly, but be coutdn 't speak
Charles Smith a jovial negro, watt ar
raigned before .ludgo Pawcett, in the
county court, Brooklyn, on a minor
charge, ■ 'Smith," asked the court,
"did you over commit a crime befoie?" The negro pondered for a
moment, "Well, yo honah," he answered slowly, "Ah can't '/.nelly say,
but All done got married, one time."
The FeiMings are an ancient race,
and the Denbigh earldom dates from
1 (>2i!. Tho author of ''Tom Jones''
was one of the race, nnd tho then Lord
Denbigh said to his relative: "Why
don't you spell youre name 'Foildiug,'
as the rest of as do, and not 'Fielding?' " Tho writer mado answer:
"Because 1 am the tirst of the family
who learned to spell.''
Senator Tillman tells uf an old man
lie used to know who drank too much.
Ho saitl: "Ho was a Gne old fellow in
other respects, and it was pitiful to
see him disgracing himself. Ono day
I read him a long lecture on the sin of
drunkenness. 'Water,' 1 said, 'is the
thing. Stick to water, .lames.' 'Well,'
the old man answered, 'there's only
one place in the Bible' where a man
asked for water, and 1 guess you know
where he was.' "
» * w
Bishop Chatard of Indianapolis and
Bishop O'Donaghuo of Louisville compared watches once upon a timo. "It
is just threo minutes to nine," said
Bishou Chatard. "It is exactly four
minutes and n half to nine," retorted
Bishop O'Donoghue. "I know the exact time," exclaimed Bishop Chatard,
"for my watch is ono in which I have
the utmost faith." "Ah, bishop," replied tho prelate from Louisville, "wo
must not hope to succeed through faith
alone. I have not only faith in my
watch, but I know of its good works."
The burglar came into contact with
a chair and overturned it. A sudden
movement above, a hurried descent of
stairs, and S'ikes found himself staring
into the business end of a revolver.
"Now, then, hands up!" cried the
aroused householder. "What havo you
stolen ?" " Only your wife's pug
dog." "If that's all you may sneak
out quietly.'' " Vour mother in law 'fl
parrot." "You don't say so? Hero's
some money for you. Nothing else?"
'' Vour daughter's phonograph,''
*' Goodl Here's 11 dollar for you!''
"And your son's punching bag.''
"Splendid! I shall have peace lu the
house at last. Will you have a cup of
Co (Toe with mo before you go?"
[ #    *    t ,"'
They were very young, nnd very happy, and very foolish, and vory newly
1. And thoy kept a kitchen
garden. "Angelina, darling," saitl tho
youthful husband, "as I was passing
through the garden 1 saw some asparagus ready for cooking. Perhaps you'd
like to go and' gather the first fruit of
the season yfmrself?" Sho would loye
to, but she wasn't expert in horticulture, and didn't want to "let on."
If she went alone she might commit
seme egregious blunder, "I tell you
what, Edwin," exclaimed the girl-wife
enthusiast icallv. " we'll go out to
gethor. Vou shall pluck it and I will
hold  the  ladder!"
Jacob Hope, Philadelphia's famous
bird aud animal expert, was strolling
oul Walnut Street when a bird faker
accosted him. The faker drew from
his pocket the usual painted sparrow—
u gorgeous thing ot' blues and golds and
green and, evidently. taking Mr.
Hope for one of the millionaires of
jtittenhouse Spuare, lie said: "1 jest
nabbed this hird off that .there walnut
tree. I 'an't I sell hor to ye cheap.
Look at her—ain't she a beauty? I
never seen not hi 11' like her before.
What kind of a bird Is she. do you
know?" " Voung 111:111.'' said Mr.
Hope, "if it's true that birds of a
feather flock together, then 1 should
sav thnt, undoubtedly, sho is a jail
Sir Charles DHko onco spoke with ad
miration of an American he had met in
San Francisco. The American (old him
ho would be coming to Kngland in a
year.     Dllko   invited   him   to luhehv and
gave him a day fourteen months later,
assuring him he would givo him a distinctively English lunch, begging him al
the '•.'line time to be punctual. "If you
will givo mo tho hour I'll be on hand,"
replied the A mor lean, Dllko ga**o one
o'clock. As the clock struck one on the
tlay in quostion fourteen months after
ward Dilko walked downstairs to the
dining-room, which was ou the ground
floor of his house, inst as the American
walked In.
Many oxcltisivo clubs do not have so
ingenious a test: "Mow," the president
of the Fat, Man's Club was asked, "did
\ ou proven! fraud among your applicants for membership? Didn't, somo
men try to get in that weren't up to the
standard weight?" "Ves." the port.
|y oflicer replied, "but it was no use.
Applications   had   to   be   presented   iu
person at the Polk Building, fifth floor.
There wns no elevator. The applicant
climbed the five flights of stairs. At
the top ho met a man who asked,
1 * Weren 't you looking for tho Fat
Man's Club?' 'Yes.' *The main offici
is on the first floor/ tho mau said
' Vour application is rejected. We re
coive no mau who can climb five flights
of stairs.' "
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It has bcen estimated that tho average length of a man's stride is 81%
inches, and that the distance an average
traveler can cover at this rate is 7,158
yards an hour, or 119 yards a minute.
The number of -strides would be 7..5(H)
an hour,'or 125 a minute. Tho length of
the stride in the various armies is as
follows. United States, 30 inches; Ger-
man,,M\{* .inches; Austrian, 80%; Italian, 2&%1 French, 'ill\_;■ British, ItO
The''insurance company's doctor had
reported that the man seemed to be all
right, end the man himself hud certified that he was not engaged in auy
dangerous occupation. " 1 lead a se
dentary life," he told them. "I work
in an otlice and we have no danger or
excitement." "Iluw about sports?"
asked tho examiner. '' Do you plav
football.' Baseball? Do you box? Belong to an athletic club?" "No—none
of'thHt stuff. I ffUDSS I'm a,safe risk."
"Do you scorch?" "What do you
mean?" " Do you drive yonr car
faster than tht* Spood limit?" ' "I have
no car." "What? how do you get
about?" "I walk." " Hisk refused.
A scorcher is !i dangerous risk, but a
pedestrian has no chance at all, Buy
a car, old chap.    Sorry—good night!"
Tho professor of shorthand in a Bos
ton business college adduced this unanswerable argument in an address to a
new class the other day: "Wo aro told
that it took Gray, author of the well-
known ' Elegy in a Country Churchyard.' seven years to write that famous poem. If ho had known stenography he could havo done it it seven
minutes. Wo have graduates who have
done that same poem in that length
of time."
.Stringent laws prevent the serving of
liquor oven in dining-cars on trains in
North Dakota, but tho waiters have
exact knowledge of the State boundary
lines. They had been rolling through
that interminable State a long time,
wheu the W. C. T. V. delegate from
the East came into the car for her dinner. Casting her eye out of the window upon a somewhat changed land
scape, she remarked to the waiter:
"Are we still in North Dakota*" "No,
ma'am," answered George alertly, with
a hospital grin, '' what '11 you drink,
A Pennsylvania sportsman was ro
counting the experiences of his latest
hunting expedition. "The guides up
in Maine whero t went gunning last
full," said he, "formed a kind of
union to keep tbo reckless hunters
from potting thom for deer. Thc uni
form they wore was of striped goods,
tho same as mattress ticking. "Suro
ly," they said, "no ono will potshot
lis for deer in these Btriped suits.' But
one day a city huntsman heard a noise
in the bushes nnd let drive, and when
the rest of the party investigated thoy
found one of the guides lying iu the
underbrush. At the inquest the cor
oner asked the man who did the shoot
ing: 'Tell me, in heaven's name, man
how you mistook that guide for a deer
when he was dressed in a striped suit?'
I didn't take him for a deer,' said the
prisoner.   *I thought he was it zebra.'
The two brothers had been apart for
years, but .lack hml contrived to return
from the colonies in time for the family
eiinion. After the dinner, wliich was
of such a kind as to make the wanderer
realize that there is indeed "no place
like home," Jack drew his brother
aside, and over a big cigar produced a
photograph and said somewhat sheep
ishly: "You seo that group,' Vou sec
that little girl in the front row? Well,
it's ou her account that I've come
home. . Man. she's perfect. Her lace
has been bofpre me in ail my wanderings, and I' determined thai I would
make a fortune and then come ho
nnd lay it at her foot. Ves. I know it
was an odd fancy to lake, bul thero,
[ am like that. And now that I 've
made the money ȣ'vo como to von to
help me to find' her." "My dear fellow," said Fred, kindly, "don't take
it to heart; but '' "SIio's married?" "It 's not that; but that is a
photo of young Tom Mason. Ho's a
mombor of our amateur dramatic club j
and wlieu that was taken he was filling
a gap by taking a girl's pnrt."
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U8  •..   •
1 2,000
2 4,000
Total pacing 38   $ 83,500
Total trotting :17      UO,500
The Horseman
A study of tho way thc Grand circuit
ofllcials, including the Columbus moot-
ings, have divided their early closing
slake moneys will be of Interest. The
following table is self-explanatory;
No.       Total
Class—Trotting opened, value.
I-Ve for-al!     ;l   •$ ^.;,iki
2.07  trot         1 2,000
L'.nS trot     :i 11,000
2.00 trot       ...    I        8,000
2.10 trot         I ;{,IKI0
2.11 troi        1 2,000
2.12 trol    8      30,500
2.14 trot     :i       30,000
2.15 trot        *J       20,000
2.10 trol       I        3,000
2.18 trol    ::       0,000
2,20 trot        :t 0,600
2.2-1 trol        1 2,000
Handicaps    2       8,000
Three-year-.Id     I'. 5,000
Two-year old I 8,000
Total trolling  ,",7 $140,600
Pree for all  H $ 7,500
2,04     - 5,000
2,05  1 3,000
2.07  :t 7.0t»ii
2.0S  1 2,00(1
,00  I 2,500
,10  If 10,000
I!    :i 13,000
,12  2 8,000
2,1a     ;i       0,000
16    :t       0,500
Total both gaits .   ...   70    $224,000
"To most of those events there are
added moneys.
It   may   be   noted   that  the   trotting
events average practically $3,800 each
and the pacing $2,580,
•    •    *
At a meeting of horse brooders held in
Salt Lake City, Utah, April 3, one. of
the subjects d'isciissed was "Draft vs.'
Standard Bred Horses." One of the
gentleman having this topic in hand
argued in favor of standard bred ou the
grounds that great sums of money are
spent annually in Kurope in securing the
best breeds of draft horses and that not
one cent of the amount spent there ever
returns. On the other hand, the standard bred horses raised in America are
shipped to all parts of the world and tho
revenue coming to this country from
tins industry runs into many millions of
The holder of the stallion mile record
of (Ireat. Britain, 2,19, and English re-
rd 1% miles. 3.33, is Baron Alfred
34501, brown horse, foaled 1800, by
Baron Review, dam Dewey G., by Alfred G„ second dam Dewey hive, by
George Wilkes, third dam Lady Frank,
by Mambriuo Star, fourth dam Lady
Franklin, 3.29%, (dam of .lav Bird),
add fillers
Florsebreeding is more systematized
and more fltuto-nided in France than
anywhere else. The threo great categories of French horses aro thorough-
brods, half-bloods, and draught horses.
The first havo tho reputation of being
tho best in the world; tho second are
indefatigable for snddle nnd light harness, while French draught horsos whether Percheron. Breton, or NiveruaiH,
Boulogne or Anion, aro known and ad-
irod far and wide.
Though Franch is the playground of
the motoring world and leads in the
application of the motor to industry,
nevertheless her horses havo increased
in quantity and have grown better in
quality, ilero are the (Igures as to
quantity: In 1870 France had 2*00,000
"orses. in IMG 8,165,085. About 300,-
000 colts aro foaled every year, and last
year about 30,000 horses woro sold to
foreign countries, Belgium, the horse
dealer of Kurope. is Franco's greatost
customer. In 1908 tho purchases were:
Belgium 10,000; Germany 7,000; Swit
/.erland, 5,500; Spain, 3,000; Italy, 2,000,
Kngland, 1,000. Kngland doubtless
bought many more French horses
through Belgium,
Tho nation encourages the breeding
of horses in a variety of ways and the
administration of the State stables
forms an important part of the Minis
try of Agriculture.
Tho horse-breeding of the whole
country is divided into twenty-two administrations. For purposes of supervision these are subdivided into six
general inspections, while a Director
Gonernl is responsible for them all to
the Minister of Agriculture. There is
also a Supremo Council of the national
stables, consisting of twenty four membors named by the President of tho Ke
public from men who have distinguish
ed themselves as horse breeders. The
chief officials of the national stables
are recruited from the great Stable
School of l-e Pin in Normandy, where
they receive technical training.
While lhe defences of the nation is
constantly kept in view when thero is
question <>f encouraging horse breeding,
nevertheless tho stallions are selected
from a commercial and agricultural
standpoint as well as from a military
point of view. .
There aro four categories of stallions
in'fiance. The first and most import
ant are those which belong to the State
aud are called national stallions. The
seeond. third and fourth categories are
called approved, aecoptod aad tolerated
stallions  respectively,
These three classes are owned by pri
vote individuals, The owner of an approved slallion receives an annual bonus varying from $8 lo $12 a year. The
owner of an accepted stallion receives
no bonus, Tolerated stallions aro those
of which an official statement is made
that,    they    d il    Bliffor    from    eye
trouble, and are not roarers, The result of official control is that these her
odltary diseases have almost entirety
hi   Hie  report   of  Hie  vear   1008,  pub
Halted by the genera! manager of the
State stables llie figures as to tho number of State stallions are nu follows:
Thoroughbreds, .1(17; half-bloods, 2,214)
draught horses. 044. nf the thorough
brods 231* were English and 228 Anglo
Arabs. Those 3.12." stud horses were
distributed over 'lhe 22 establishments
of thi" National stables, and stood 111
760 stations, serving  151,049 mares.
Besides these there were 1,700 ap
proved, 20S authorized and a number
of tolerated or accepted stallions, the
property of private owners.
A brevet of approval or of authorize
tion or of mere toleration is issued by
the officials of the national stables. In
,11 classes ihero are thoroughbreds, in
hiding Knglish. Arab and Anglo Arab;
half-blood and draught horses. And all
stud horses of whatsoever class are ox
aminod by sanitary commissions ap
pointed for this purpose. Horse-brood
ing in Franco is well described as a
quasi enterprise of tho state. It sends
tho national stallions into ovory com
mune. The farmers can tnke their
choice of thoroughbreds or half-bloods
or draught horses. If they choose thi
lirst tho fee nover exceeds $20, and for
tho second or third it varies from $2.5(1
to $5, Vet tho fees last season amount
ed to over $200,000. What the State
horses mean to the farmer may be
understood from tho fnct that the per
vice of a winner of the Grand Prix
when he becomes the property of tht
State, will not cost moro than $20.
whereas if ownod privately tho fee
might be $1,000 or more.
Horsobreeiling is nlso groutly eneour
aged by prizes given at shows. Thore
aro shows for stallions, broodmares
colts, fdlies, and all sorts and condition!-
of horses. Five hundred sucb reunions
woro held lost year. In addition te
these fourteen special shows for saddle
horses were organized by the State
Though the generous support of the
Stnbles is largely in view of furnishing
horses for tho army, there is a special
society for tho encouragement of breed
ing war-horses.
Tho Jockey Club takes tho technical
direction of tlat racing and the Society
of French Steeplechases does the same
for the races after which it is named
Hut the State eo-operaferf with both
All over Franco there are minor so
cleties whieh control about 300 race
courses. Iu no other country lias racing
become sueh a popular form of amuse
ment. Hook betting is forbidden in
Franco, and the parimutuel system
works with the mathematical hnnesh
of a machine. Seven por cent, is de
ducted from the total amount. Of thb
percentage three goes to tho Charities
Department of tho Government, two U
the society who owns tho racecourse,
and two for staff and other purposes
French race courses nre all admirably
kept and thc Hal. racecourse at Long
champ nnd the steeplechase courso at
Autouil, the latter being the form of
an S, are tho finest in tho world. The
Grand Prix de Paris, run at Long
champ iu the month of dune, nnd sup
posed to close the fashionablo season,
is for $12,000 sterling, tho largest prizf
The onormous sum of $4,200,000 is
spent annually for the encouragement
of horse-breeding in France. Tho Hon't
share goes to the races. Here aro the
For races, $3,l7f>,000; prizes for fillies
colts, broodmares, stallions, $305,000:
bonuses for approved stallions $140,000;
prizes at training shows, $210,000;
prizes for thoroughbred mares, $12,000
The breeding of tho pure Arab is not
a national luduitry, and is conduct]
chiefly to the Pyrenenn rogion. France
boasts «.f only 125 Arab Stallions, but
their importance is i.ons'dorable in the
southwest. For thoy give to theii
gets sobriety, endurance, character aim
The clock on the mantelpiece bad-already struck one. At least, it would
have done had clocks beon invented
then. Still the noblo knight lingered,
thinking of something to say, although
the baron's daughter was obviously
half nsloop.
' 1 'in afraid.'' he ventured at last,
"that I am like an auger."
"And why. Sir Knight?" she ashed,
talking in her sleep.
"Because I bore you," he exclaimed,
iu triumph.
Tho shock roused her.
"Nny, then," (die retorted, "but you
remind me of an ancient flint lock
gun."       s
'Aha. fair lady" he queried, scout
ing a compliment, "in what manner?"
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"It takes you so long to go off," ihe
murmured, as she settled down for an
other nap.
At I.lo a.m. the portcullis foil with a
clang, the cal was put out for the night,
tho drawbridge raised, and all tho wurfb
Under a costly canopy
The vll In go blacksmith sits;
Before him is a touring car
Brokon   in   littlo   bits-
Ami the owner, and tho chauffeur, too.
Have almost lost their writs.
The village blacksmith smiles with gioti,
As he lights his fat cigar-
He tells his helpers what to do
To straighten up tho car--
And the owner and tho ehaffour. ih
Stand humbly where thoy uro
The village blacksmith pull's his wttnk
Ami smiles a smile of cheer
Tho whiles his helpers pump the \,\rt\*
And monkey with tho gear—
And the owner, aud the chauffeur, &•«,
Stand reverently near.
Behind the village blacksmith  is
The portal of his shop;
The shop is very large in Hi'/.o.
With a tilod roof on top—
And the owner, and tho chauffeur, '.•«,
At it were glnd to stop.
The childron   going  home  from   school.
Look in at the open door;
Thoy liko to see hiin make his biUs,
And hoar tho owners roar—
And  tho chauffeurs weep hh  thoy  de
They ne'er   piud that before.
He goes each morning to tho ban.i
And salts away his cash;
A high silk hat and long frock coat
Help him to eut a dnHb—
But the owner, and tho chauffeur, too,
Their teeth nil vainly gnash.
The chestnut tree long since hoa died,
Tbe smith does not repine;
His humblo shop has grown into
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It fakes about twenty seconds for a
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Atlantic cable to the other. This i»
about   10(1  miles a second.
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The Vagabond
Upon that dny, in the torpor of u hot
afternoon, Interest languished iu the
mui rt room at Villof rancho, The court-
i'rier roue, with seeming regret iu hiH
demeanor, nnd called n n mild tone of
voice: "Antoiuo Jean, come frowardl"
At tbat name a big fellow, wrapped
from hoad to feet—in spite of tho hot
weather—in a trailing clonk of indoliu-
iblo color, a garment which must have
been worn for many a year, pulled himself togeth.tr and quietly obeyed,
"Your nnmo?" said the presiding
judge, in a weary voice.
''Antoine Joan."
" Vour professionf"
"Independent gentlomnn."
Tho judge, although quite accustomed
ui the'fanciful replies often mado by
prisoners, gave the vagabond B lustre-
less toon, and said in a tranquil tone,
aa if merely wishing to satisfy his conscience: "Have respect for the court!' *
The man smiled and made no reply;
but his blue eyes were flxod upou the
judge with a strsuge intensity.
Judge Bouchard, however, now resumed bis examination, mildly accompanied by the gentle snoring of his two
Assistant* upon the bench.
"Vory troll) Antoine Jean, I open the
judicial account of you. and here is
what I find about you."
"It is needless to tel! it to mo, sir,
for I am quite ns well aware of the
facts as you can be!"
"This Is what. 1 find," repeated the
judge, as he placed upon his nose a
tortoise shell eyeglass. "You woro
lentencod to two months in jail at
.lohuorro for vagrancy; three months at
Dijon for the same cuutie; then at Hour
gos, at Novers, etc. Vou hnve made the
circuit of France, as far as I can see.
Then, undoubtedly, you art' finding your
way back to your original point of do
par ture. I Boo liere( seven months at
Tarascou, eight months at Orange, nine
months at Valence; the Charge against
you is always vagrancy. At last yen
stop 'lose to Villofraurhe. Now, Jean
\ntoino, hnve you anything to Bay in
/our own behalf?1'
"Nothing whatever to you, as a
lodge," said the vagabond with his
ualni voice, "but to thee, my old chum
Bouchard, I'll toll everything."
Hv whal phenomenon could this very
■.imple phrase, spoken in an almost iu
audi lile tone, have nrouBOd all these
people from slumbers which a salvo of
irtillory would scarcely have disturbed?
8uch was the mysterious result! But
it is certain that thoso few words
uttereJ by the vagabond suddenly
brought back a new life to the old court
room. Thc two associate judges sat
holt upright with indignant Hashes in
thoir oyos yet heavy with sleep. The
deputy, swaying to uud fro on his little
rostrum, prepared to launch nil his
Hcciistotned thunders. The court-crier,
Hauding, rigid wilh anger, below the
bench, ohoutod: "Silence." in a ston
torian voice, although nobody had said
another word.
"My old chum, Houchnrd." thos
fow words carried with them a year in
;irison at the very least, and the pre
filing judge, quickly recovering from
his state of stupefaction, was turning
gravely to the deputy, when the pri
aoncr's roic.0 was raised again, louder
less sardonic, almost sorrowful in iti
"Bouchard, Bouchard, don't you re
member my nickname, Rabelais?"
Then there wns a general explosion
Evidently this was the case of a poor,
unfortunate lunatic, and any severity
would bo quite out of place. Such was.
manifestly, the opinion of the presiding
pidge, for a slight discomposure which
he had shown disappeared at once, and
iio lookod furtively at the prisoner,
Those deep-set eyes never left his own
for a moment. Then, as if annoyed by
the man's persistent stare, he saiil to
him in a gentle tone: "Oo. nud sit
Aftor a brief conference with his two
usociatos, he murmured, in the midst
of the general surprise: "Two months'
Imprisonment, officer, bring forward
tho next."
The sitting of the court came to 0
■dose, and Judgo Bouchard, in his long
f roc It coat, and wearing his silk hat.
thoughtfully went down the broad flight
of atone stops leading to the street, llis
face was.snd, nnd his piercing glance,
iccustonled to learn the minds of men
liy scanning their faces, seemed to veil
itself .as though wishing to escape front
Homo painful sight. Upon reaching the
street he shook hauds with his two colleagues, who had como down the steps
with him, and who went away in an up
post to direction. Thon, after a niorneu
'ary hesitation, he went toward the
prison with a quick, firm step. The jailor
was Bracking his pipe, as be enjoyed the
fresh air in front of the prison door.
"Perrin," said M. Bouchard, "you
have among your prisoners one whn is
fiamed Antoine Jean."
" Yes, judge."
" I wish to see him.
''Nothing is easier, sir. if you will
le mo the honor to "
"No," interrupted M. Bouchard. "I
wish to examine this man ut mv own
house.    Bo so good ns to bring him to
•up at " He hesitated for a moment.
evidently trying to set a time when he
conl.! be sure of privacy, and at Inst
laid: "Please bring him to my house,
yourself, at five o'clock."
IVrrin bnwed, somewhat surprised at
this complete derogation from all the
ordinary usages of the prison.
At five o'clock the magistrate, still
pensive, but now showing considerable
nervous Impatience, wns pacing up ami
.h'wn in his ofllce, where the window-
-.hades had been drawn down, so that
only a subdued light entered the room.
Presently the bell rang, uud there was
■a confused sound of steps and a murmur of voices in the antechamber. The
door opened, and the jnilor brought in
the prisoner.
"Hen-, sir." the jailor began, "is
ihe man named "
"Yes, yes, my friend! Thank you!"
M. Houchnrd Interrupted. "Leave us, I
will cull you back liefore long."
Me closed the door, over which he
drew a heavy curtain, and turning sud
denly, ho ran to the vagabond, holding
out his hnnds, and with liis eyes full of
"It is you, my Chabert! You, my
poor Rabelais, und in this dress, and
iu auch a sorry plight!"
"So you recognized me nt last! " said
the prisoner iu his gentle voice, and
without lowering his eyes boforo the
sorrowful gaze of tho judge, who
brought a chair and made tho vagabond
sit closo beside him, while he tried to
read in that mysterious face the secret
of so complete a downfall, and tried
to find underneath that wretched mask
the features of his old friend. "Yes;
U'b I myself, suro enough I" the vagabond answered. "It's 1, Chnbort, the
Rabelais, who by wrinkling his big, classic uose used to set the whole class
The magistrate listened with a tender
smile, nut daring to check him.
"My poor friend! But how ''
"Speak lower," said tho man. "Suppose they should hear yuu! How have
1 come to this? (Iood heavens, as naturally as you have come to your seat upou
tho bench. Everybody has his own part
to play, here below. Yours wus to pre*
side over a court. Mine to appear be
fore it. Everything holds together. Take
away olio of ns, and the -other has no
reason for his existence."
"And to think," continued M. Bouchard, "that I was obliged to sentence
you- you, my poor Chabert, whom 1 always knew as such a good fellow, so
gentle, so sensitive—ah, too much so,
no doubt," the judge added, with a
penetrating look. "What a continual,
cruel irony is life! Houchnrd judging
Chabortl Habelais! Ah, my poor fellow,
when yonvaid that word, which brought
back to mo so many happy memories,
lhat word which saved you—for it made
them all believe that you were insane—
I felt as if a stiletto luul been plunged
into my heart. Then, indeed, I recognized you—you whom your own father
would not recognize, if he were still
alive. You have lost him. have ynu hot!
And your mother, too? If it were not.
so, you would not bt1 in Ibis condition."
" Yes, my friend," said Chnbort iu a
grave tone. "Yes, I havo lost them all,
and there is nobody to blush for mc—
not even my wife, who will never know
what has become of me.''
"Your wife! Ah, yes, the very last
token (tf friendship which I received
from you. was your enthusiastic letter,
telling me of your marriage with Mile.
Dina, who is now oue of tho brightest
lights of the Theatre francaise."
The magistrate, looking search Ingly
into Chabert's oyes, asked bim sndly,
ami in a very low lone: "Was it a woman f "
"To bo surel" exclaimed the vagabond. "When a man falls as i have
done, it is because he has leaned upon a
woman's arm, and that arm has been
suddenly withdrawn from him. A love-
match," he continued, "without money
is bound to come to grief. I adored my
wife, but I could not support her decently, and she was unfaithful to me.
When this happens, some men kill themselves. Otliers take lo drink. Still others bury themselves in souu* kind of
work. As for me, 1 sufl'ered far less
than these, for I became Insane, One
fine morning I left the home where 1
had lived so proudly and happily for
three years. Taking nothing with mo,
a'id without looking back, I tramped
over the highways and over tho footpaths, in rain and sunshine, thinking
of nothing, seeing nothing, and only
stopping at uight when my swollen and
bleeding feet would carry me no further. Mow far I tramped over those
highways! My hat was full of holes, and
tny clothes could not have been at all
creditable to me, for two policemen who
saw mo sitting ou the opposite side of
a ditch motioned me to come to them,
ami asked for my papers. My papers,
Indeed! Their question Boomed so funny
to me that I laughed in their faces! I
suppose thnt they deemed my company
pleasant, for they set me between their
liorses nnd graciously escorted me to the
city, whieh was near at hand. The next
morning Jcun Antoine—for a remnant
of sanity had made me conceal my true
name—was committed for two months.
' "What shall I say/ Those two months
must hnve been the beginning of a complete change in my whole physical and
mora! being. In the solitude of the
prison, my reasnu came back to mo,
and 1 meditated. And about what, do
you suppose? About my wife's unfaithfulness aud crime? No, nbout the happiness which she had brought mc, my
three years of on rt lily paradise while I
lived with her! Uer perfidy and my
despair  had  disappeared;   my  thought
Idld not rest upon them for a moment.
I That is the happiness which I owe to
iny prison life. When my two months
were over I took my stuff and wallet
like any self-respecting tramp—nud 1
contlnuod my tour of France.   It has
I taken  me ten  years to find  yon.  After
I two months  I  shall continue my jour-
| nov,"
|     Chabert had told his story deliberate*
. ly, with neither anger nor sorrow, in
tlio same gentle and monotonous tune of
I voice. Now he was silent, aud the
judge, looking him full in the face and
J grasping both llla hands, exclaimed passionately: "My dear Chnbort, I want
to save yon!"
The vagabond looked at  him in snr
"To save me.'   Prom whut.'"
"Prom yourself, and in spile of your-
[self, if it must bo so," said the judge,
firmly, "As to the Imprisonment for
two months, 1 shall not permit you to
endure it. I cnn arrange tho mutter.
And. littlo by little, I want to seo Jean
Antoine disappear, and ('habert come to
the front,"
"Begin my life over again! Oli, no!"
exclaimed the vagabond, as ho rose from
his seat. Then taking the judgo's hands
iu his own, he said' ".My poor Bouchard, you nre kind aiul good, nml ynu
lovo me; yot my crudest enemy could
not propose anything worse than you
have done.   T nm speaking to you now
Corns anil warts disappear wben
treated with Holloway's Torn Cure
without leaving a Kar.
Shiloh's Csim
with all my former good sense, and I
tell vou that no placo but the prison is
fentlo and pitiful to ine. There only
can really live'again, without thought
of tho present, without care for tbe
future. Aud you would snatch this
dream frum mo, and would kill me forever! Why, can't yon soo that my
body is a mere rng, a thing which does
uot count at all, and which I no longer
regard! What does it matter that this
worn-out body should appear beforo
judges, should bo sentenced, despised,
branded! My friend, my dear old friond,
call in the jailor who brought mo here,
and let me go!"
"So be it!" said M. Bouchard in a
sad tone. "But at least," ho added
gently, "this must not bo until I have
embrace^ vou!"
Aud the judgo and tho vagabond embraced each othor fraternally. Then Chnbort said, freeing himself nud turning
away: "Now, judge, do your duty."
It is tho duty of oach loyal subject in
Britain not merely to refuso gold coin
that is under t\ certain weight, but to
break it.
"Kvery person," bo runs tho Act,
"shall, by himself or others, cut, break,
or deface such coin tendered to him in
payment, ami the person tendering the
same shall bear tho loss."
The weight lit which a sovereign
censes to be good as currency is anything below 128% grains, and as ouo
sovereign in thirty-threo, and one half-
sovereign in teu nre under tlieir legal
weight, it would seem that wo ought,
each of us, to provide ourselves with a
delicate set of pocket scales aud
weights unless wo remain content to be
inveterate breakers of the Act of 1870.
But in spite of this Act it is a risky
business interfering with coins which
you may suspect to bo undor weight or
spurious. Some months ago, a Grimsby
woman offered a half sovereign in payment of goods to -a local shopkeeper.
The latter put tho coin iu a testing-
machine, and, as it broko in two, refused to take it.
The coin, however, was pronounced
by experts to bo perfectly genuine, nud
when tho case was taken into a court
of law the shopkeeper was ordered to
refund fen shillings to the customer.
Mono/, both gold and silver, wears
out at a startling rate. It is reckoned
that there is usually a hundred million
pounds iu gold coin in this country, a
very large proportion of which is locked in tho strong rooms of banks. Yet
of that which is in active circulation
the wastage is so great that during
every twelvo months seventy thousand
pounds-worth of gold and silver are
rubbed off into fine dust in John Bull's
The Coinage Act of 1870 empowers
the Sovereign to determine tho design
for any coin—gold, silver or bronze.
Had it seemed gnod to George V. to
desiro that sixpenny-bits should bo
made with a hole iu the centre thc
Mint wonld hnve had no choice but to
Tho jury who actually try tho coins
are "twelve competent freemen of the
mystery of goldsmiths of tho City of
Kvery one knows that it is an offence
to deface a coin of the realm. Yot
jewellers melt up thousands of them
every month of the year. On the face
of it the practice seems illegal, yet it
is not really so. for the law only stops
in if n person attempts to pass u coin
after tampering with it.
Jewellers find sovereigns the host of
all gold to work witb, for, owing to the
tremendous pressure thoy hnve to bear
iu the Mint, they are more ductile than
any other gold. Besides, a sovereign
melted down is still worth  19s. lOd.
Miss Frances Fairman, the Most Famous
Living Painter of Dogs, Tells
How She Painted '' Caesar''
Por several years now 1 have beon
honored by receiving commands to paint
Koyal pets, for I commenced painting
dogs belonging to members of the Royal
Family at the end of Queen Victoria's
reign, and T have continued to receive
.similar commands at various times ever
Are dogs bad sitters? Well, just as
in the case of human beings, it depends
on tho dog. Some dogs make excellent
sitters, some dogs are vory troublesome;
but, ns a general rule, the older a dog is.
the better sitter he makes, 1 havo noticed this point especially when 1 have
boon asked lo paint tho same dog at different times—first, when he wns a puppy, ami again when he hnd grown up.
I have generally found that I have
allowed myself too little time in which
to paint the puppy, but, on the other
hand, when he had grown up, I huve
found mv picture finished much sooner
than 1 had expected.
1 have just finished my latest painting
for Queen Alexandra, a picture of two
red and white Japanese spaniels, called
Togo ami ilaru.
They are great favorites with her Ma
jesty.'und in return they simply adoro
their mistress. Togo was a present to
Queen Alexandra from the Kmporor of
Japan, and he is, of course, a perfect
specimen of the Japanese spaniel. The
Kmporor sent her Majesty eight, I be
Hove, but the long journey to England,
ami the sudden changes of lemperatiire
they hnd to pass through on the way.
proved tno much fnr the strength of
some of them, and Togo is the only survivor.
Togo and llaru, being frisky littlo fellows, full of lifo, wero frankly bored
by iny efforts to get them on canvas.
Togo, in particular, seemed to feel it
beneath his dignity to stt to an artist
in whom ho WUB not iu tho least interested. They had to bo coaxed to keep
their pose by servants, ninl were bribed
to be good with biscuits or anything else
they might fancy.
Togo bus the sweetest little habit of
looking up at the (Jiieeu with his head 0
little on one side, and I wanted to get
just that expression in the picture.    It
A Safe Pill for Sucoring Women.—
The secluded life of women which permits nf little healthful exercise, is a
fruitful cause of derangements of the
stomach and liver und accountable for
the pains and lassitude thnt so many of
them oxperieneo. Parmcloe's Veget
able Pills will correct irregularities of
the digestive organs and restore health
and vigor. Th" most delicate woman
cnn use them with safety, because their
action, wliile effective, is m ihi and
was extremely difficult, however, for I
could never get him to look at mo or at
anyone else, except tho Queen, in just
tho samo way. It wns, iu fact, only
when hcr Majesty was in the room that
ho would do it, aud I had to make tho
most of her visits in order to catch tho
Tho dogs sat to me at the Palace, of
course, and this was particularly helpful,
because the Queeu came frequently to
seo her pets and made suggestions' for
tho picture. The Queen is such a truo
artiBt horself thut I havo always valued
her criticisms very much.
When her Majesty entered the room
the sitting, in the strict sense of the
word, always ended for a time; the joy
of Togo nnd llaru wns unbounded, and
nothing would induce thom to continue
their pose.
t was specially honorod, iu November,
100S, by tho Queou's command to paint
a portrait uf the famous wire-haired fox-
terrior Caesar, King Kdward's constant
This portrait had to bo dono very
quickly, for 1 only received the com-
mand a very short time before November Pth, and tho Queen wished the picture to be a birthday surprise for tho
Soon after 1 had commenced tho picture, the vet. camo to say he had to take
Caesar away as he was unwell, and required treatment. As the picture was
then a scorct, it was impossible to appeal to his Majesty for permission to
continue the sitting, and there was some
delay before I could get Caesar again.
At the next sitting, however, ho posed
beautifully, but just when everything
scorned to bo going smoothly he dropped
down nnd went off to sleep, absolutely
refusing to be roused,
I succeeded, however, in having the
picture ready for presentation to King
Kdwurd on his lust birthday.
Tho proposal that peoplo in every part
of the British Empire who bear the
Christian name of Gcorgo should unite
in presenting n coronation gift to the
King has met with such wide acceptance that full arrangements have now
been made for carrying it into effect.
Subscriptions nre to range from a
penny to a pound, and a list of the donors, though not the amount given by
each, will be presented to the King.
Thirty-five district represouta lives
have been appointod for Kngland and
Wales, and any one willing to collect
from thoso of his own acquaintances
named George can rcceivo collecting
cards on application to tho representative of his district, whose name can be
obtained from the bankers, Messrs.
Cocks, Biddulph & Co., 43 Charing Cross.
London, B.W., or from the Karl of Strud
broke, llenham Hall, Wangford, Suffolk.
Sir George Reid is to receive contributions from the Australian Georges, Karl
Grey from the Georges of Canada, Mr.
George St, John Mildmay from those in
British Kast Africa, Zanzibar, nnd
Uganda, and Sir G. T. Goldio from those
In  Nigeria.
The bankers -will nlso receive contributions, but not stamps. All contributions are to bo sent by Juno 1st.
The executive committee consists of
Lord Ourzon of Kodleston, Karl Grey,
the Karl of Stradbroke. Lord George
Hamilton', Sir George Reid, and Sir
George Warrender.
Gold bricks, real ones, may be the
means of restoring the ancient fame of
Golconda, near Hyderabad, in southern
India, onco known all the world over for
its gold mines, bnt now a decayed city.
Tho natural pits from which many centuries ago tho precious metal was extracted have iu course of time filled up
with water. A contractor recently obtained permission to make bricks near
the place and ten kilns were orected.
The first finished bricks aroused curiosity by their yellowish tint, and analysis proved that thev contained gold
dust. On the basis of the yield of the
sample bricks, the ten kilns will aggregate in weight about 12,587 pounds of
gold worth over $50,000,000. The site
of the find belongs to the Nizam, or
native ruler, whose affairs nre administered by a British secretary, who has
worked hard for nine years to produce
a surplus iu the Nizam's last annual
budget of $15,000,0(10. It looks insig
uificnnt now compared with the result
of nine days' brickmaking.
Fishing in tbe Thames at night-tiim
from a boat, punt, or hnusc-hoat is il
By climbing the great Schreckhorn
a height of 9,000 feet, Miss Barnlcoat
a Swiss journalist, has accomplished the
most difficult ascent iu the Alps thb
Prince ltanjitsinhji, who is well
known as the OX-SUBBOX county amateur
is to captain un Indian team which If
to tour Englund next summer,
The Billiard Association have re
fused to alter their rules sn as to bat
the "losing hazard" strokes of Gcorgf
Gray, tiie wonderful young Australia!
When a boxer is in difficulties about
reducing his weight he "drys himself
out." abstaining from nil liquids for n
given period, nnd merely moistening hit
Mr. Frank Baylen, of the Hull North
em Union Rugby team, possesses even
honor that is possible for a Rugby foot
bailor to win.   He has altogether eight
Although it is supposed to bo un
climable, two motor-cyclisfs huve sue
ceeded iu climbing Monisler Pass, the
worst hill In Westmoreland, and a*
steep as any in Kngland.
An old-age motor car competition it
being held in France, the record up to
now being held by a Pan hard car which
was built as far back as lSiG, thus hav
ing been on Ihe road twenty yoars.
Cross-son flying is one of the most
expensive forms of aerial sport, It
costs a flying man #250 n day for one
lug aloho to follow his flight across the
water, ami often as many us six vessel*
are hired for this purpose.
Sir John Macdonubl, a pioneer Scot
tish motorist, has made au interesting
experiment. lie stood outside Charing
Cross station for thirty-five minutes,
and during that time counted 085 motor
vehicles as against only lln drawn by
An American man and woman were
married the other day iu a balloon by
the Rev, J. II. Adams.    After the cere
mony the young couple enjoyed a honey
moon for nbout forty mile's across thf
country beforo the balloon was brought
to the earth.
A Gormati patent has beon secured
for the manufacture from the Soya
bean a product to take the place ol
rubber. The process consists in the re
duction of the oil of the Soya bean to a
thick, tough liquid through the addition
of nitric acid. Aftor further treatment
with alkaloid solutions tho mixture it-
heated to 150 deg., giving a tough,
highly elastic product similar to rubber.
whioh can bo vulvanized by the same
process as rubber.
Mmo. Rodier, wife of a landowner ai
Borne, in Holland, had a rather pocullai
experience somo timo ago. Tho good
holy, who rejoices in the possession of
a large picturo-hut of realistic florul
design, was sitting dozing iu her garden
when a swarm of bees surrounded hor
aud settled on the hat. Waking up
und realizing tho danger of tho situo
tion, with great presence of mind she
went over to nn empty hivo and shook
her hat into it, whereupon the beet-
took possossion. Mine. Rodior escaped
A romantic little story comes from
Knlham. Six months ago an aged ladv
took lodgings in a modost houso in Lin*
ver Road, Parson's Croon, Fulham, aud
recently becamo ill and diod. Before
death she announced that sho had ap
pointed tho landlord, a young married
man named Gladstone, as her solo ex
ecutor. When tho will was read it was
found that she had left personal pro
perty and all tho monoy in hcr rooms to
Mrs. Gladstone, who hnd shown her
some kindly attention. Search iu the
room resulted In tho discovery of a
hoard of bunk-notes and gold, of the
total value of about $5,000. Consolb
and other securities were willed to two
New York is the most cosmopolitan
city of tho world. Iu point of fact, it
is the second German town of the
world. Berlin hus a population of
2,000,000, Hamburg 7:10,000, Munich
620,000, uud Dresden 500,000. The
Germans iu Xew York number 737,447
truo Americans, infants and pnronts.
born in America, and (>.'tl>,000 Gorman
born. There aro 595,210 Irish, and
these outnumber 1 heir countrymen in
Belfast. Now York is a true'Israelite
metropolis with 072,77(1 Jews, for War
saw has only 202,SSI Hebrews iu hoi
midst. New York is, moreover, the
fifth Swedish town, the sixth Norwegian, the sevonth 1tali«*>. and the
eighth Russian town from the point of
view of population.
If it be truo that ancient remedies
aro always tho best, it may be of in
torest to thoso nffiicted with dental
troubles to know how tho ancient Ro
mans dealt with such ills. The Qu'tritot
recognized two types of treatment, the
magical aud the medical. Tho follow
ing aro some of the prescriptions ad
vised by the magicians: Take tho head
of a dog that has died of rabies, mix
tho ash with oil of Cyprus ami inject
the product into the ear of tho affected
side. A wator-snako's vertebra will
sorvo to scarify the gum, provided that
it be obtained from a white-skinned
snake, Or for the same purpose mny
be used a lizard's frontal bone obtain
ed when the moon is full, or, if that
fail, a chicken bono will do, provided
that it be dried in a hole in a wall and
thrown away immediately after use.
It is good treatment to inject into the
ear idl of lemon in whicli has been
macerated either mallow bugs or spar
rows' dung, even should this last give
rise to itching. A worm fed on a par
ticular herb, or a cabbage caterpillar,
can conveniently be placed in a hollow
tooth, but it is equally simple to chow
an adder's heart. Prevention being
better thnn cure, a sovereign preventive will be found in tho outing of two
rats per month.
A sku!l-enp ns closely fitting ns can
bo is mado of silk, and fo wear it effectively the hair must be swathed
round and round tho head. Then conies
the veil, which in such a case as this
may be of a scarab blue color or brown
to match the coat and intenseify the
muUimy idea. A near one piece frock,
of sucking cloth to match the coat in
color with introductions of scarab blue
ou the corsage is a suitable complement to the frock, nnd the boots and
gloves worn are brown.
While the new tailor -made suits become more nnd moio severely simple,
the visiting frocks revenl complications
that almost batllo description. Some
of these salient features un1 a considerable amount of fulness at the foot of
the skirt, wliere looped drnpories nre
arranged and n tendency towards lopsided arrangements, liv the scarf like
train that falls at the side of the skirt.
nearer the front thau nt the back,
where it ought to be, antl by the net
fichu scarf that is draped round the
neck, and ends with u flounce of Ince
placed across the corsage.
The gown i-» made of blue foulard,
bordered wilh ecru rings nud mounted
upon u much more doflOly patterned
foulard of a bright brown shade, and
yet a third color Is introduced by monns
of narrow bauds of old-roue velvet fast
ened with lint roso pearl buttons, placed
round the waist to hold the fulness of
material in chock at the side of tho
tunic  and   ou   the  corsage and   sleeves.
Guipure luco epaulettes of a soft
ecru shade define the sloping shoulders,
uud more laco appears beneath the vol
vet  bars on the bodice.
Tho pleat ings and guagiugs thai the
thin materials of lhe summer hre to be
given upon the waistline will add to
Fashion h programme yet anothor com
ploto change of treatment.
Thnt then' was at least, one Scots
man who could appreciate a joke—at
somebodv else's expense—Ib shown by
the following story told by Mr. S. B.
Crockett  in " Itaidcrlaml."
"A country laird with his .ana John
was riding to market. The laird and
John wero passing a hole in the moor
when the laird turned his thumb over
his shoulder and said:
" 'John, I saw a fox gang iu there!'
" 'Did vo Indeod, Inlruf' cried John,
nil his hunting enthusiasm instantly
on fire. 'Bide ye your lane to toon;
I'll bowk tho craitur oot."
"Back wont John for pick and spade,
having   first,   ef   course,   stopped   the
earth. The laird rode his way, and aU
day was foregathering with his cronies
at the market town—a business iu
which his henchman would ably and
vory willingly have seconded him. It
was tho hour of evening, and tho laird
rode home. He came to a mighty excavation on the hillside. The trench was
both long and deep. Vory tired aud
somewhat short grained in temper, Johu .
was seated on' a mound of earth, vast
as the foundation of a fortross,
"There's nae fox here, laird,' said
John, wiping the honest sweat of endeavor from his brow.
"Tho laird was not put out. Ho
was, indeed, exceeding pleased with
himself. ' 'Deed. John,' ho responded,
' I wad hae beon muckle surprised gin
thero had bcen a fox in the hole. It's
ten vear since 1 saw the fox gang in
While tho marks or lack of marks on
Sheffield plate keep us guessing with
a deep uncertainty as to their meaning
or lack of meaning, tbe marks on old
silver toll a definite story, especially
tbose on Knglish silver. In Kngland
and continental countries silversmiths
were forced not only lo mark their
wares with their own names, but to
submit them at an assay office or guild
hall to receive the official stamp. Thus
tho expression "hall marked silver"
origi tinted.
On the back of an old piece of Kng
Hsh stiver—nnd most of our old silver
is either Colonial or Old Knglish—we
will find from ono to five different
kinds of marks, each one giving definite
information to the initiated. More
over, lists of thoso marks are published
so that a little study will easily initinte
the possossor of an old piece*of Hilver
into their mysteries,
Before 1300 the initials of the Chris
tint) name and surname of the maker
constituted the only mark. These indicated no standard of alloy, however,
and dishonest workers made the eron-
tion of this standard necessary. In
1300 a law was made establishing n
standard, and requiring ench silvor\
smith to submit his work to au assay-
er at the guild hall before putting his
own mark on it. There hia mark and
tho King's mark, a crowned leopard's
head, woro sot by the assayer. Silver
of this period, then, has two marks.
Frauds and abuses still continuing, a
uew law was passed in L488 forcing
each assayer to set a mark of his own
in addition. This mark was the one
known as the "Annunl Letter." This
letter indicates the exact year, and is
still in use. In 1545 the lion passant
was added.
These four murks remained unchanged until 1095, when tho figure of a woman called Brltanniu replaced the loop-
anl 'b head. This lasted until 1720.
Then tho obi standard was restorod
witb its ohl marks. In 1784 tho sovereign's hend was added.
Notwithstanding the great height at
which the men worked in replacing the
Niagara Suspension Bridge above a
maelstrom from which escapo would
have been impossible, most of them
soon grew unconcerned, and somo of
tbem, indeed, vied with one another
in  reckless daring.
So many valuable tools were dropped
from tho bridge that some of the more
careless weie discharged. Consequently, one dny, when a man dropped n
wrench 200 foet to the water's edge,
he foolishly started to recover it by
climbing down hand over hand on a
steeply inclined thin wiro cable nearly
500 feet loug. He had no sooner begun
his insane exploit than a rival, not to
be out done, started out of sheer bravado to descend an adjacent rope.
After going down a few feet they
tried in vain to return, nml it seemed to
thoir horrified oompanlona on the bridge
above that human muscles could not
endure tho increasing strain of their
long journey. The foreman instructed
them how to climb more easily and
what to do at the bottom, accompany
ing his orders with violent nbuse,
widely bestowed to divert them from
the fright that added to their danger.
By nothing less thnn a miracle both
men held out until they had crossed
over the water. Then one of thom,
watching his chance, dropped safely
into a tree top, The other finally gave
out and fell a considerable distance to
the ground, but both escaped practically unhurt.
Once when .Mr. Frank Gardner, the
well known London Stock Exchange
magnate, was in Australia, excitement
■as high over a great annual racing
1     '   ""'none   was  "talking
White rond ing ovor a new sensational play to his leading lady Mr. Gardner
(who was in the theatrical business
ihen) enme on tho line, "'Vengeance
is mine,' snid the Admiral, and be rush
ed for his carbine." In au instant
Miss Carrie Swain jumped to her feet
ami said, "ll'.- a lip for the treble.
Take it!"
Mr. Gardner tool, her advice, put
all the money he hail on Yongonnee,
Admiral nml Cnrhlnft respectively for
the Caulflold ''up, the Victorian Derby,
hnd the Melbourne Cupi nml when Carbine clinched tin' triple event by winning the Melbourne Cup in record time
and with a record weight Mr. Gardner
was a wealthy man. A lucky invest
ment of this win in New Zealand and.
A est ral ian stocks soon made bim »
Speaking of the scarcity of domestic
servant*, u certain blue blooded county
family, iu whose household there had
been something in the way of u strike,
were, several months ago, perturbed to
receive an Intimation, at a very short
notice, Hint they were lo expect a visit
from some most distinguished people
whose acquaintance thoy had long
With great plucklnoss two of the
throe pretty daughters of tho house
turned to ami cooked the luncheon, and
the third, disguised iu a cap and apron,
posed ns a parlormaid.
Weeks after, at a function in town,
both families met, and the head of the
distinguished branch expressed to the
third sister his regret that she bad not
been nt homo on the occasion of Ins
"Ah, but I was at home," the little
rogue ad nutted; "it was I who smacked
your face when you tried to kiss tue
behind thu hall door."
•7 THK ISLANDER, Cl.'M rn-'.ll LAND, B.O
On The Road to Union Bay.
Ctititttniitt Optra I'mtsit    X
™"      """""    UititrsUt lltilel   X
Lot 1, $300   Lota 8 and 4, «2.r)0    Lot 5, $325    Lot 6, J875    Lot 7, $2.r>0
Lots 6, 0, 10, 11 and 12, 1250   Lot IS, »275
Situate about 300 yards from Courtenay Opsra House.      ALL LOTS CLEARED.    Terms, Thcd
Cash, Balance, 6, and 12 Months.
G.R. Bates, b*hj§w Couitenay
3STO-     45712
is sold by
McPhee &
 GBNBRHL    MERCHANTS           f_     j~m.
Courtenay      o.C
at 40c
This TEA is a Special
Blend and well worthy
of a trial, so do not fail
to TRY IT.
THE qualifying examination* fir Third
cUm Clerlu, Juni"r Uie k., nml
Stenographers will b. held nr rli« follow-
inu pliicuB, commencing on Munday the
3rd July next:—Armstrong, Chilliwack,
Cumberland, Golden, Grand Forks Kam-
lo pa, Kaslo, Kilnwna, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Nelson, New Westminster, North
Vancouver, V iichland, Revelst-W,!! as-
land, Sauiion Arm, Summerlaiul, Vancouver, Veruon, aud Victoria.
Candidates mum he British »utj-cts be
tween tho ageB of 21 and 30, if fui Third
class Clerks; atiri between 10 and 21, il
fur Junior Clerka or stenographers.
Applications will not be accepted if received later than loth June next.
Further information, together with application forms, may be obtained from
the undersigned.
Rtyi-trar. Public Service
Victoria, B. C, 2"ch, JOJ I. ap27
NOTICE is her by given tlat the
next meeting of the Hi aril of Lloepsc
C<immissioners of the Oity of Cumber*
land, I intend to apply for a renewal of
the hotel license held by me for the New
England Hotel, situated nu the east h-lf
of lot 3, in block 3, Cumberland Town*
Dated this J5th day of May, 1011.
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
NOTICE ts II Bit BUY OIVBN tbat the
reserve tXistiig by reason of a
notice published in the British Columbia (Juliette of tho 27th. day of Decein-
boi, 1907, "Vi-r lands siiuated on the
East flidu ol Tcxadii Inland, lying to the
south of Lnt No, 20, formerly covered
by Timber Licence No. 13450, which
expired on the 7<h day of May, 11)08.
is cancelled, and that the said lauds will
>>o open for location under the provisions of the ''Land Act," after midnight
on June lfhh. 1011'
Rohbrt A. Renwick,
Deputy Minister of L-tnda-
Lauds Department,
Victoria, It. C.
9,h, March. 1011
to i
Load Ayr,.it for
The London k Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Get rates before ins uring else
Office: Cumberland
Pt'BLIC NOTICE i« hereby given,
that, under the authority contain-
id in section 131 of the "Liod Act," a
regulation bus beeu approved by the
Lieutenant-O tvernnr in Council in fix-
ing the minimum sale prices of tirst sud
seen d-claxs lands at $10 and 85 per acre
This regulation further provides that
i'i- prices lixed therein sIihII apply to
all lands with respect tn which the sp*
plication to purchase it given favourable
consideration after this date, notwithstanding the date of such application ni
auy df lay that mny have occured in tie
consideration of the same,
Further notice is hereby given that
all persons who have pending applications to purchase landa under the provisions cf sections 34 or 3d of the ''Land
Act" and wlio are not. willing to complete such purchases und. r the prices fixed by the aforesaid regulation shall be
at liberty to withdraw such application and receive and refund of money*
depnst'ed "n account of such applicat*
WILLIAM It. noss,
Minister of Lands.
Depnrtment of Lands,
Victoria, It C, April 3rd, JOU.
NOTICE is hereby given that at the
text met tit g of the Hoard of Licence
Commissioners of thu City of Cumberland, 1 intend to apply for a renewal of
the hotel license In Id hy me for the
Cumberland Hotel, situated on lot 1.
block ti, Cumberland Townsite.
Dated this 16th day of May, 1011.
do, be sure to order your wedding invitations at Tub Ihlandbh Office. Samples
at this olliee.
:rje-ajl. estate
$85 CASH   S100 EASY TERMS   $25 DOWN.   WHY PAY
IIMI.(HIHIW"'Wn"-* **(Wflfla»M«*aBI
Etc.; etc.
A nice line'of Iron Bedsteads
$4. * $40.
just  arrived
.«M£m*K M
Sii: MU
The  BEST  Machine   on  the   Market
and sold on EASY TERMS   	
'EPSON BROS., Distriot Agents, Nanaimo, B. C
C. Segrave, l.tu-ttl Representative, Cumberland, 11. C.
Capital $6,200,000
ReRerve 87,000,000
Drafts Issued ln any currency, payable all over tho world
highest current rates allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards
Joint Account, limy l»t> opoiieil in tils timnofl nf two or in.in- |ii<h..ih. tn lie opemtotl h.v juiyum- of
thom. nml in tlic event of deuth m he jmiil to tlic survivor, without any formality,
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Braiioli-   -   -     OPEN DAILY
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
ViajEMB __________}_________^___l___^__^
When You Want a HIGH G^ADE
We carry the Largest and Best Selected Stock on the Island.
The Music House NANAIMO, B. C.
T.E. BATE, LOCAL AGENT, Cumberland
Arn m>de by iho fiamo tailors wlm itinko the *xi ** at g25
(UO, nnd $35. You will get aa good tailoring a* in the
higher-prici-d ow*. Also bear in mind we an- llm Hnn
wlm guarantt e a perfect tit or refund y> ur money.
Mado to MeuBuro at 920.
S ile Agent   the House "f Hobbertin Limited
"Tailors to the Canadian Gentleman."


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