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No. 112
Subscription price #1.50 per year
R. H. Travers, of New Westminster, Puts in a
Lump Sum Bid fot- the Work which is
Accepted by the Council.
Seven Tenders for the Work are Recciv,■.-•.! by   the  City   Clerk.-
Construction Work to be Commenced as Soon
as Possible.
The mayor and aldermen hold I Upon resuming business, the
a special meeting in the council mayor asked ihe council if they
chambers  last Monday    night, had come to any decision  after
Present: Mayor McLeod, Aldermen Campbell, Beveridge, Cessford and Maxwell.
The city clerk, Mr. A. McKinnon, informed the council that
the time for receiving the tenders
for the concrete pavement had
expired, and that he was in receipt of seven applications for the
work. The tenders were then
opened and read by the city clerk,
and were as follows: -
To the Mayor and Counil of the
City of Cumberland:
Gentlemen:—The following is
a lump sum bid for sidewalk work
according to your specifications
and the enclosed plan. This bid
covers a complete job, including
kerb on the street side of the
walk in the two upper blocks,
and provides for the names of the
streets to be stamped in the cement on all corners, and corners
to be rounded to a radius of three
feet at all street intersections. 1
agree to do all work specified for
the sum of $6964.00, and further
agree to furnish a bond for two
thousand dollars, the same to
guarantee the condition of the
work.       R. H. Travers,
New Westminster, B.C.
From the Eolso Paving Co.,
Vancouver, B.C., mentioning no
lump sum, but with concrete retaining wall, quoted $8 per cubic
From Marshall, Plummet- &
Co., Contractors, Vancouver, I!.
C„ to lay 8 feet sidewalk, for
$6040.00, but kerbing and gutter
were to be of 3x12 plank, and retaining wall to be of 8x12 timbers I
coated with asphaltum. If desired
they w ould put in concrete kerbs
at an increased price of #2200.
From MacDougall & Co., Build
ers and Contractors, of Vancouver, giving prices by the foot or
yard only.
From K. R. Paykulls, Contract
or, Nanaimo, quoted $8.80 per
cubic yard.
Morganito Bros., general ton-
tractors, Victoria, B.C., quoted
$10 per cubic yard.
From MacKenzie, Broad foot &
Johnston, Vancouver, quoting
the sum of $5740.
When the city clerk had finished reading the tenders the mayor
declared a recess to allow the
aldermen to examine and discuss
the applications for the work,
after which the mayor called in
• some of the contractors who were
outside waiting for the council to
rward the contract, and examined
them concerning their tender.
R. H. Travers said he understood that some of the applicants
for the  work  had  substituted
hearing t he different explanations
from the various contractors.
Aid. Beveridge wanted to go
into committee of the whole and
postpone the awarding of the con
tract t'or two or three days, but
when he was informed that the
contractors were outside waiting
for their decision, he moved, seconded by Aid Maxwell, that the
contract be awarded to R H Trav
ers, and the cheques be returned
to all the unsuccessful applicants
for the work. Mr. Travers explained that if the council decided
not to duild kerbing he would deduct about $872 from his tender.
Council then adjourned.
The city council held a special
meeting in the council chambers
last Thursday night for the purpose of considering the assessment for the concrete pavement.
There were present: Mayor McLeod, Aldermen Maxwell, Campbell and Beveridge.
The question of kerbing caused
considerable discussion. The aid
ermen thought that by doing
away with the kerbing would reduce the cost of the sidewalks.
It was estimated that the pave
ment would cost the property-
holder owning sixty feet frontage
aboul $143.60, without the kerbing; and about $180.00 with the
It wus moved by Aid. Maxwell
seconded by Aid. Beveridge, and
I, that the sidewalks be
co i ucted without the kerbing,
and Lhal the assessment notifying
each property owner of the
amount that he will be called on
to pay be published.
The mayor thought that if the
council borrowed the amount of
money necessary for the sidewalks for a period of five years,
it would suit the case, as the
amount would be small, a number
of the property owners having
decided to pay their share of the
pavement when completed.
Meeting then adjourned. The
regular meeting will take place
next Monday evening.
S. B. Abrams, of the Nanaimo
Realty Co., arrived in Cumberland last Sunday, and is spending
a week at the home of his parents
He will return to Nanaimo by tomorrow's boat.
Coroner Abrams proceeded to
Cahnish Bay, near Seymour Narrows, last Tuesday, for the purpose of enquiring into the death
of John Peiff, a logger. Apparently the deceased had been bath
ing his feet as the tide was going
out, when a log, which must have
been on the eve of moving, rolled
over him and crushed him to
death. The coroner decided that
an inquest was not necessary.
J. W. Cooke was on Thursday
before Police Magistrate Abrams
by a Jap named Nakana, with
assault. After hearing the evidence the magistrate dismissed
the case with costs.
George Winger came up before
Judge Abrams on Thursday last
charged with assaulting his wife
at Black Creek. He was lined $5
and costs.
Coroner Abrams proceeded to
Hardy Bay yesterday to hold an
inquest on the death of John
Pleas, a logger, who was killed at
Dempsey's Camp.
Mr. Chas Heraper returned
from Victoria on Sunday last,
after a successful business trip
to that city.
For sale: Five mules. Apply
N, McFayden, Cumberland.
Thos. H. Carey, Secretary of School Board, Re
ceives Letter from Superintendent of
More Accommodation Needed at the Cumberland Public  School.
Larger Increase in Number of Pupils Expected at ,
Beginning of Fall Term.
Sidewalk Assessment Notice.
The Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of Cumberland have been petitioned that it is desirable to construct a
cement sidewalk from 1st to 5th Streets, on both sides of Dunsmuir
Ave., and that all the said work shall be carried out under the provisions of the "Local Improvement Act," the City Engineer and
Assessor having reported to the Council upon each and every part
of said works of local improvement, giving statement showing the
amount chargeable in each case against the various portions of real
property to be benefitted by the said works, and the reports of the
City Engineer and Assessor aforesaid have been adopted by the
Nitini" of Owner.
R. Grant & Co	
it (I
Campbell Bros. ...
J.N. McLeod...
W. O. Harrison.
D. Kilpatrick ...
F. Dallos	
C. H. Tarbell	
F. Scavardo 	
Jos. McPhee.	
A. H. Peacey.	
K. Abe.	
Victor Bonora	
S. Leiser & Co.	
T. D. McLean	
P, Dunne	
T. Edwards	
E. C. Emde	
T. E. Banks	
Eliza' Banks	
Kred Richardson	
George Richardson.
D, Thomson	
H. Martin estate...
Canadian Collieries.
S. Davis, jr	
F. Dallos.	
W. Gleason	
Mrs. W Beveridge
R. S. Robertson...
S. Leiser & Co	
Mrs. D. Piket	
Mr. A. E. Toombs, of the real
estate firm of Toombs, Woodward
& Toombs, motored over from
Nanaimo last Thursday with Fred
Ray in his E.M.F. 30. Mr.
Toombs is listing fruit and farm
lands here, and intends placing a
number of his clients in this
Cumberland's   Four  Hundred
cheaper material, and said that
he figured on a concrete wall and are   ow occupying their summer
not a wooden one. resorts at thejjiieach,
S. Davis, jr	
Mrs. E. Jack	
W. McLellan 	
Can. Bank of Commerce
S. Nakano 	
W. Willard..	
Socialist Hall	
Mrs. N. McFayden	
Clinton & Pillsbury ....
R. S. Watkin .
F. W. Robins.
Geo. Tarbell . _
C. Mussatto
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6 60
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10 30
10 30
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10 60
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15 60
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65 65
131 30
111 60
85 30
196 90
105 05
91 85
98 90
98 90
196 90
197 90
98 90
98 90
196 90
196 90
98 90
98 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
196 91!
196 9(1
196 SO
198 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
98 90
98 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
98 90
98 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
196 90
190 90
196 90
196 90
At the last regular meeting of
the city council the secretary of
the board of school trustees, Mr.
Thos H Carey, made an appeal
for the use of the council chambers for school purposes. He explained to the mayor and council
that he had written to the Superintendent of Education on the
question of additional school accommodation. We are pleased
to state that the secretary has
received  the   following letter,
which explains itself:—
Victoria, B.C., July 8th, 1912.
Thos. H Carey, Secretary School
Board, Cumberland, B.C.
Sir:—In reply to your letter of
the 4th inst., I beg to acquaint
you that I a u to-day asking the
Public Works Engineer to call for
tenders for the erection of a four
room school house at Cumberland.
I have the honour, etc.,
Alexander Robinson,
Superintendent of Education.
The Rural High School Entrance examination results for
the province are announced by
the Department of   Education.
Of the total of 420 candidates,
274 were successful.
Frederick O. Roberts, of Belmont School, Langley municipality , obtained 818 marks out of a
possible 1100, and ranks first in
the province in this examination.
Notice is hereby given that the said reports are open for inspection at the office of the City Assessor, Dunsmuir Ave., and that
unless a petition against any proposed work of local improvement
above mentioned, signed by a majority of the owners of the land
and real property to be assessed for such improvement and representing at least one-half in value of the said land or real property,
is presented within twelve days from the date of the first publication of this notice, the Council will proceed with the proposed improvements upon such terms and conditions as to the payment of
the cost of such improvement as the Council may by by-law in that
behalf regulate and determine. A. McKINNON, City Clerk.
Cumberland, B.C., July 12th, 1912.
According to the real estate
editor of Winnipeg Once-a-Week,
the success of the recent campaign of Winnipeg real estate
men at Louisville to bring the
1913 convention to Canada is
merely a practical demonstration
of the possibilities and results of
well directed publicity. "We
have witnessed in the last few
days,"he says, "what can be
done for Winnipeg by a live real
estate exchange. The same spirit of energy and optimism can be
set at work and made to pay dividends for any other town or city
in western Canada. It makes
little difference whether the
boosters have organized themselves into a real estate exchange
a board of trade, a commercial
club or a publicity committee the
methods and results for the
growth of the city will be practically identical in any case."
Cluster lights, to cost $21,000,
will be erected in Kamloops.
- U-     * ■ '
The local Orangemen celebrated the 222nd anniversary of the
Battle of the Boyne at Roy's
Beach yesterday, where they
joined the Courtenay members
and friends of the same order.
Speeches were delivered, and
with a list of sports of various
kinds, made a very enjoyable
day, Murdock's band was in
attendance. 1 n thc evening they
held a dance in Piacey's new
building, which well attended
London, July 10. Right Hon
R. L. Borden made an historic
speech tonight at a record breaking gathering of the Royal Colonial institute before a company
numbering 270 and representatives of the whole empire.
With measured dignity, Mr.
Borden enunciated the Canadian
policy and deeply impressed the
many British parliamentarians
present, and when he pronounced emphatically that Canada
stood for one King, one flag, one
empire, and one navy, the cheering was vociferous and long continued. The applause was renewed when Mr. Borden added
that not one jot of Canada's duly
won autonomy would be sacrificed.
Perhaps the two most impressive passages of the speech were
a tribute to French-Canadian
loyalty and the reference to the
navy. The Premier said that as
regards both the immediate cooperation to meet the present
emergency and a permanent
basis of partnership in defence,
he would say that Canadian people came of races that had never
failed to realize and act upon
their responsibilities.
J W Coburn, manager for the
New Ladysmith Lumber Co, at
Nanaimo, visited Cumberland in
his touring car last Thursday.
The officers and members of
Mount Horeb LOL, No. 1676,
will attend divine service at Holy-
Trinity church to-morrow evening,
Mr Callin, of Beadnell & Gallin
real estate firm of Courtenay,
visited Cumberland Thursday,
Cameron & Allan, the enterprising real estate firm of Courtenay, advertises their Railway
Addition in this issue,
Dr and Mrs Gillespie will leave
for Vancouver by the Cowichan
to-morrow afternoon, TIIEJ ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
$1,000 REWARD
For a Caso of Incurable Constipation
To a person who can't be cured of
aonBtipation by Dr. Hamilton's i'ills,
tho above reward will be paid. No
cathartic medicine gives Buch lasting
satisfaction nr effects such marvellous
euros us Dr. ilamilt m b Pills, Relief
Immediately follows for lieadacho, biliousness and stomach disorders. No
griping pains, no burning sensations, nothing but tho most pleasant relief at*
tends tbe use of Dr. Hamilton's Pills
—others j."i bo good, Price ^">c. a box,
at all dealers.
and I'd like you to pay mo buck $200,-
oiH) yuu cheated me out of in the
tj, u. D. receivership."
"All right, I'll pay you," said the
millionaire} "but why the deuce," he
added angrily, "do you want to ring
my  up at this  hour/"
"Well, you see," was thc reply, "1
thought I'd come early and avoid the
T'ili; preacher had been eloquent m
bla remarks concerning the young
girl over whose remains tho funor
tl services were being held, Tears
irere in the eyes of all present,
Eves ti- Bpeakcr's voice trembled with
tin- force of ins emotion,
IK- concluded bis sermon with thia
outburst.     J
"Can anyone doubt tlmt this fair,
frnu'',fl flower has been transplanted tithe hothouse of tho Lord!"
ONE morning laat Bummer President
Tnft, wearing the largest bathing
suit   known    to    modern    times,
threw   his substnntlnl   nnd   ponderous
form into tlio cooling waters of Beverly
that, afternoon a newspapor corro*
spnmlont sunt the following to his
"Thero was mighty liillo swimming
along tlm north shore to-day. The Prasi-
deni was using ttie ocean.
was by nature a very keen sports-
mnn, anil though he never nllow-
ed alia tastes in this direction to interfere with his mnny duties, there was
nothing he enjoyed more than a day's
On one of theso occasions ho was met
by an old lady, who strongly disapproved of any members of the clerical
profession, and especially one of the
heads of tho church, indulging in such
'-I have never read in the Bible that
ssy of the apostles went out shooting,
my lord," she observed severely.
"Well, -'ou see," returned his lordship cheerfully, "all their spare time
they spent out fishing,"
• •   •
HARVEY W. WTLET, the government's brilliant food expert, was
talking about a notorious case of
food adulteration,
"The morals of these people," he
said; "it is incredible. But I know of
s little boy who will grow up and join
them some day. I was walking one
morning in a meadow when I saw this
little  boy  gathering  mushrooms.
" 'Have you had good luckl' I asked.
■■ 'Fair,' he answered, showing me
bis basket.
"But I gave a cry of alarm.
" 'Why, my lad,' I said, 'those are
toadstools you've got. They're poison,
deadly poison.'
"Ho tipped me a reassuring wink.
" 'Oh, they ain't fer eatin', Bir,' he
said;  'they're fer sale.' '-
• »   •
OVER the dessert a magazine editor
reproached the author for thc awful way ho roasts the morals and
manners of our millionaires in "Tbe
Jolly Corner." Tho author said that
they deserved roasting—and to prove
it he told a story.
He Boid that a New York multi-millionaire got converted one niglit ntfl
revival mooting, and, standing up in
bis placo, the rich convert declared
that his conversion was retroactive,and
he proposed to make restitution to anyone  he  bad  ever   wronge.].
Well, about two o'clock that morn-
iig the millionaire was awakened hy
a long ring at tlie hell, llo put his
bead int of the window,
"Who's   thai."   he   snid.
"I am Thomas ,1. Griggs," wns tlie
reply.   "I hoard about your conversion
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11HE hour wns ono a.m.    Inside the
dimly lighted hallway stood Mrs.
Dorkins with a grim smile on her
face.   Tho front door was bolted.
"John," she snid, in cutting accents,
"vou have been dissipating at tho club
"Maria," spoke a voice outside, rally, clearly, and distinctly, "he blew
lugubriously on the blooming bugle!"
instantly she unfastened-nud oponed
I the .leer.' Mr. Dorkins had not been
A DETROIT millionaire gavo his little   daughter,   Inst   Christmas,   a
superb doll's liouso—a doll's bouse
lighted with electricity, that had baths
and a gar go and oven. In one corner
of ii* garage, a tiny doll monoplane
"Well, my dear, do you like your
new doll's house?" the little girl's
father nskod her one day during Christie:!* week.
"Oh, ves, papa; tremendously," she
replied, "But I've lol it furnished to
Cousin Angela for ten dollars a month."
'fltlS is nn extract from the diary rf
1 Uie little heroine in Kate Tribie
Sharber's story, "The Annals of
Ann," which proves the sharpness of
youthful observation:
No matter how line a doctor a lady's
husband is, sho is never permitted to
mention it to her friends, for this is
called "unethical." But if she's expecting company of nn afternoon she
cau happen to have a bottle with a
queer tiling inside setting on the mantelpiece, and when the company asks
wlint on earth the thing is she can say,
"For goodness' snkel My husband
must have forgotten that. Why, that's
Senator Himuck's appendix!"
a    •    a
ONE of the cleverest bits of electioneering dodgery waB devised by an
agent who had been forbidden to
corrupt the electors.   He called a meeting and attended with his pockets full
of gold.
"I have to inform you, gentlemen,
he began, "that there ia to be no bribery on our side during this election.
(Hear, hear!) For my part I do not
intend to give away a penny piece.
(Uneasy silence.)   But I am afraid that
there ore some d d rascals in this
room, and tbat presently they will lay
me on ths table and take 500 sovereigns
out of mv pockets.''
Tho next few minutes he spent upon
ths table.
of South Carolina, and Governor
W. W. Kitchen, of North Carolina, recently met at Louisville, Kentucky, and iBBued the following joint
statement: .......
"It hae been tho legend that the
governor of North Carolina said to the
governor of South Carolina: 'It is a
long time between drinks.' No such
Btatement wub ever made. Tho facts
as told by an eyewitness of that famous meeting brand the whole Btory as
"This is what really happened: the
governor of North Carolina Baid to thc
governor of South Carolina, 'Remember
the fate of Montgomery?'   'Weil, who
■„ h  was Montgomery?' asked the
governor of South Carolina. 'He wns
the man who died between drinks,' replied the governor of North Carolina."
IN Kentucky is a quaint character
named Ezckicl Hopkins, who once
gained local famo by discovering
a piece of broken railway line and
warning nn excursion train in time to
savo disaster. So it was decided to
present Ezekicl with a gold watch.
Tho head of the presentation committee, approaching Ezekiel with a grave
bow, said:
"Mr. Hopitios. it is the desire of the
good people of Kentucky that you shall,
in recognition of your valor and merit,
he presented witli this watch, which
they trust will ever remind you of tlieir
undying friendship."
Without the least emotion, Ezeltiol
eieeted from bis mouth n long stream
of tobacco juice, took the wateh from
ils handsome case, turned it over and
over in his wrinkled hand, and finally
" War's the chain!"
A PRETTY sehnolmn'am once taught
Bchool in ii Long Island village.
All the young fellows for miles
around were mad about her, but the
Bchoolnia'am was proud, and none of
the boys seemed to stand the ghost of
a chance,
Y.iuiig .lim Drown, the judge's son.
was the best looking chop in town, and
probably loved the scboolma'aui more
than nnv of her other swains, but 1"'
never ll.'id tile plnelt to declare himself.
One day the scboolma'am being away
on a visit to New Vork Hlate, -liiti asked
n.lviee of the editor.   The editor said:
"Take the bull by the horns and ill-
„,rt an announcement of your forth
coming marriage i" my society column.
It will eost you only fifty cents."
So dim inserted nn announcement to
the effect that the schoolma'am and ho
would spend tlieir honeymoon at Atlantic City. A short time after the announcement appeared the sehnolmn 'am
came hack htime. Jim beard on all
sides how furious she was. For several
days he kept away from her, Then,
one afternoon, as she was coming homo
from school, he ran plump into her in
the lane.
She let him know at once what sho
thought of him nnd his outrageous conduct. Sho stormed nnd raged and her
pretty c\es flashed fire.
Jim stood first on ono foot nnd then
on the other, and finally lie blurted out:
Well, if vou don't like it I enn have
the announcement contrndictcd."
Oh, bother it!" said the school-
ma'am, "it's too lato nowl"
StrenrtheiK The Thrnut THE DU0HESS 0F marlbobough
OUCllglUClld   I1IC   IlirUdl  /xF tho many Anglo-Amerlca* poor-
Mr. \V, P, purdom, writing from St.
Anne's Bay P.O., says: "[ used to bo
troubled with relaxed throat, constant
Irritation aud coughing. 1 inhaled Ca-
tarrhozone as directed ami havo been
permanently cured. I can think of
nothing ho good for the throat, nose and
bronchial tube ns Qatarrhozbne. I recommend it to nil my friends." Cure is
quick-and sure if Cnturrhozone is used
for Bronchitis, Irritable Throat, Catarrh
and Chest Troubles; 35c, 50c und $1.00
sizes, nt all dealers.
Fishing for compliments seldom Innd:
Protect the chili! from the ravages
of worms by using Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator.. It is n standard
remedy, and yearn of use havo enhanced
its reputation.
AMONG the most curious clocks In
tho world nre two in Worsley,
Lancashire* Kngland, that never
strike one. Insteail they strike thirteen
at I a.m. nnd 1 p.m. One of them ia
over the Earl of Ellesmere *s place called Worsley Hall, ami Is the originnl
dock which the Duke of Bridgewatci
had placed in the tower. It is said thai
the duke hail the clock mndo to stiil.
tlie "unlucky" number so aa to warn
his workmen that it was time to return
after dinner, si.me of them having excused themselves for being late ou thc
ground that they could not hear it
strike one.
This recalls the incident when the
big clock of the Houses of Parliament
saved a man's life. A Boldler iu the
celgn of William nnd Mary was condemned 1>y court martial for falling
asleep while on duty oil the terrace at
Windsor. He stoutly denied the charge,
and by way of proof solemnly declareil
that he heard Old Tom (the predecessor
of Rig Ben) strike thirteen instead of
twelve. The officers laughed at the
idea, but while the man was in prison
awaiting execution several persons came
forward nnd swore that the clock actually did strike thirteen, whereupon
tlie soldier wns pardoned and released.
Wells Cathedral contnins one of the
most interesting clocks in tho whole
world. It was constructed by Peter
Light foot, a monk, in 1320, and embraces many devices which testify to
tho ancient horologist's ingenuity. Several celestial and terrestrial bodies aro
incorporated in the interesting movement and relationship. They indicate
the hours of the day, the age cf the
moon, and the position of the planets
and the tides. When the clock strikes
the hour two companies of horsemen,
fully armed, dash out of the gateways
in opposite directions, and charge vigorously. They strike with their lances
as they pass aB many times as correspond with the number of the hour, A
little distance away, seated on a high
perch, is a quaint figure, which kicks
the quarters on two bells placed beneath
his feet, and strikes the hours on a bell.
The dial of the clock is divided into
twenty-four hours, and shows the phases
of the moon and a map of the universe.
An oddity in clocks is the invention
of a Frenchman, M. Paul Cornu. It eon
sists of a dial mounted above a reservoir and having a sort of a seesaw
mounted upon its support. The reser
voir holds sufficient alcohol to last for
a month, and this serves ns fuel for a
small flame that burns at one end. The
heat from the ttame causes the air to
expand in the bulb of the seesaw directly above it. As a result the sl-5saw
moves every five seconds. This movement is the sole motive power thnt actuates tho hands.
In Switzerland clockB are now being
made that do not require hnnds and
faces. Tho timepiece merely stnnds in
the hall, and one presses a button,
which, by means of the phonographic
internal arrangements, calls out, "Half-
pnst four," or "Five minutes to ten,"
or whatever the time may be.
A Munich professor has invented a remarkable sick-room clock. Whon a button iB pressed an electric lnmp behind
the dial throws the shadow of the
hours and* hands, magnified, upon the
ceiling, so that invalids can see it from
bed without craning their necks or putting themselves to any inconvenience.
A German shoomaker spent fifteen
years of his leisure moments in constructing a clock of the gmndfnther
shape nearly six feet high, mndo entirely of straw. The wheels, pointers, case
nnd every detail are exclusively of
straw. The most remarkable fact is
that it is reported to keep perfect time.
The Czar of RuBBia is the possessor of
a unique clock that records not merely
tho passing seconds, minutes and hours,
but the days, weeks, months and yenrs.
Tho clock wns invented nnd manufne-
tured by two pensnnts, who presented it
to tho Emperor ns a token of thoir
loyalty. In St. Petersburg, too, is lo be
seen n clock having ninety-five faces,
indicating simultaneously the time at
thirty different spots on the earth's surface, besides the movements of the
earth and planets.
Tho clock of Lyons Cathedral is n
wonderful piece of mechanism, and the
legend describing it is as follows: The
cock crows; the bell sounds the hours;
the little bells thc Wanda Sp-ritus; (he
angel Opens tha gale to salute the Virgin Mary, The heads of the two lions
move the eyes nnd the tongue. The astrolabe shows the hours in \U degrees,
ami the movements of the moon, Moreover, the perpetual calendar shoff-J all
the days of the year, the feast days i.nd
Ihe tlasextile. The hours nt which Ihe
c-iiu es nre complct" nre fiv" und *.x
iu (ho nx-rning, middny, nnd one nnd
two o'clock in the nfternoon. The
chimes nt the other hours nro restricted
so ns not to interfere with the catho-
Iral service.
Complicated, indeed, is the clock of
thc Beauvail Cathedral. Tt is said to
be composed of 1*2,000 separate pieces,
nccording to a French statement. One
sees on the fifty-two dial plates the
hour, the day, the week, and the month,
tlie rising, the setting of tlie sun, the
phases of the moon, the tides, the time
in the principal capitals of the world,
together with a series of terrestrial
and astronomical evolutions. The framework is of enrved onk, eight by five
metres, or twenty-six by sixteen and
one-quarter feet. When the clock strikes
all tlie edifice seems in movement. The
lesigner wished to depict Hip Lust .ludg-
iient. This wonderful dock is the work
if a Reaubaision, M. Verito. ]fP rliorl
n 1887,
\J essos, quite ono of tho most" distinguished is the Duchess of Marl*
borough. Sho has been making some
outspoken remarks ou tho question of
marriage aud education. Ever since
she came to England ns a bride, sho has
thrown herself body nnd soul into so-
rial work of every description.
But loug boforo that even her Grace
wns already a social force in New Vork,
where sho put many of her organizing
talents to practical purposes. She was
instrumental, for instance, in founding
the first cluli for workroom girls in [Instates, a club which hus since prospered, aud whicn now numbers somo hundreds cf members.
Upon Blenheim Castle, tho Duchess
has brought, to bear much of hor nrtls
lie personality. Among the many in
novations she haa introduced is ai
American bower, which, perhaps, would
bo bettor described us n florul tunnel.
It is very long nud unrrow. and arched
Mer with honeysuckle, clematis, uud
clustering rambler rose.
At. Intervals, the bower is widened
to form alcoves for seats, nnd one cau
Imagine nothing mote delightful than
to sit among the honeysuckle and watch,
between tne duster of roses, the river
which winds its wny through the greensward below.
The duchess also introduced n small
menagerie of wild animals, and has
special cages and heated kennels built
for them. Gazelles, vultures, snakes,
chimpanzees, and pelicans were introduced, and, after her Grace's tour to
the Nile district some yenrs ago, a
number of other rare animals were added to the collection, making it now ouo
of  the  best private zoos in   England.
WHERE are few men who carry their
m, years lighter than Lord Brnssey,
who, nt tho nge of seventy-four,
is shortly to start upon another trip to
this country in his yacht, the Sunbeam.
The Sunbeam has already, if ahe never
sailed another knot, a record career in
sea annnls, having covered considerably over 300,000 knots. Many of her
voyages havo been made famous by the
pen of Lord BraBsey's first wife, the
gifted writer who died at sen under
poignant circumstances many years ago.
Nor is this to be Lord Brnssey's first
trip to Canada; he accomplished a similar trip some years ago, on that occasion travelling a distance of 7,085 miles
of sea in a few hours less than thirty-
five days.
"To lovers of sailing," his lordship
wrote on nis return home, "yachts capable of cruising under sail offer great
advantages over full-powered vessels.
Whether in the navy or the pleasure
fleet, rigged vessels serve to rear up
Beamen of that hardy breed which we
see disappearing with so much regret.'
After yachting, Lord Brassey'B fav
orite recreation is cricket. On tho
magnificent grounds surrounding his
beautiful Sussex seat matches are fre
quently held during the Beason.
Of one of these fights he once told
a capital Btory. It appears that there
was a scarcity of available talent, with
tho result that it was necessary to
secure one of Lord Brassey's footmen
as umpire. In due course, his lordnhip
himself went in, and a local bowler was
put on. The second ball he stopped
with his leg. and the cry was raised,,
"How's thatf" for being out leg be
fore wicket.
It was the footman who had to answer, and, turning to his master, he
exclaimed, in a half-apologetic tone,
"I'm afraid that I must say, 'Not at
home,' your lordBhip."
"Not at uomef" cried Lord Bros
Bey.   "\\hat on earth do you menu!"
"Well, then, if you will have it," the
footman mado answer, "I mean vou aro
The Horseman
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dip tiiruM und limit* -.1 cents
RECENTLY, Lord Rosebery opened
the renovated Auld Brig of Ayr,
which had been closed for more
than two years, undergoing tho repairs
necessary to secure its safety and stability ns part of a public highway. One
of Burns's beat poems wns oil the
"Brigs of Ayr," and the success of
the preservation scheme owes much to
tho eloquent pleading of the Laird of
Lord Rosebery has well earned the
title to bo regnrded as orntor-in-chicf
and high priest of the Burns cult; for,
during the last thirty years, no ceremony connected with tho poet's memory
tias been considered complete without
his inspiring presence. As far back ns
April, 1882, wo find the noble lord unveiling a Hums stntue—by Mrs. T). O.
Hill, sister of Sir Noel Pat on—lh the
town of Dumfries, where the poet died
in .Inly, 1700.
London nas two memorials of Burns.
There is the familiar statue on the Vic
toria Embankment, which wns the gift
of a Loudon Scot, and executed by Sir
•lohn Hull. This was unveiled by Lord
Uosehery on duly BOth, 1884, ru March
of the following year he was called
upon to unveil a bust of the Scotch
poet in Poets' Comer, Westminster Ab
In duly, lSOfi, the centenary of the
death of Hums, was celebrated by the
Hums Clubs uf Scotland. Lord Rosebery, nn thnt oecusion, delivered two
magnificent orations on the genius nnd
memory of the poet—beginning his
theme in Dumfries in the nfternoon
and completing it in Glasgow at u big
pnblic gathering in the evening, lu
September of the muno year he unveiled a statue (by Pomeroy) in thc town
of Pnisley.
The faster a young man is tho more
difficulty ho linn in keeping up with
his running expenses.
A womnn's renson is "beeni.BC," but
it sometimes happens thnt a man hasn't
even that one.
A good motto for the bridge player
is, "Never double trouble till trouble
doubles you."
A friend of mine says he can tell
nny woman's nge by simply looking at
her.    1 wouldn't be so menn.
Tt is just as well to look a gift automobile in the gasoline tank,
When a fool and his money aro pnrt-
ed there is seldom any alimony,
Tt is impossible to mnke n lion of n
man who persists in making nn nas of
HAT whirlwind from tho western
part of Ontario, G. A. Hrown,
known in Canada as the "Speed
Merchant,1' and iu Michigan as the
"Canadian Wonder," arrived in Toronto recently witli u car-load of twenty
harness horses, trotters nnd pacers, of
known and unknown quantity, nnd
made the Repository ins headquarters.
G. A., or Art Hrown, as he is better
known, occupies'a unique position in
the realm of harness horsemen. He
churns, and 1 think ho is justified in
making the claim, thnt he buys mid
sells each venr more trotters and pacers
than uny individual in the world-—uud
this surely entitles him to distinction.
During tlie past two or three years
Hrown has disposed of a large number
of horses in Toronto, Borne of which
remained there and others were sold
for shipment to outside points; uud
while, as he says, it is im possible to
pick "all peaches" without getting nn
occasional "lembn" in the horse gar
den, many of tho horses he sold to parties iu Toronto more than innde good
for their new owners. The pair of
Rend mast or mares, Pansy und Violet,
thut he sold to u Toronto horseman,
proved even better than they were represented. The former won two heats
in the big 2.'AS class pacing stnke nt
Ottawa the winter before Inst, and nlthough the best that fell to her lot. wns
second money, she demonstrated in that
race her ability to win with more favorable treatment.
Violet is known to be better thnn n
2.15 pacer ou a huK-milo truck, as sh
was only last week beaten by a small
margin in 2.1914 over the ice, nnd thore
nre many seconds difference between n
"dirt" truck and ono that is made
of ice.
Another mnre thnt came from the
same soureo that proved a real prizo is
Nettie Ethan, now away on a winter
campaign. The mare was raced oxten
sively during the pnst summer season,
nnd has already been to the races this
winter, and all with a large amount
of credit to herself.
Paymaster, a gelding, by Roadmnster,
was Bold to a Toronto horseman a couple
of years ago and was turned down as
lame, but the horse was re-sold to a
party in the weBt, who raced him with
more than ordinary success, and gave
him a record of 2.17Vi on a half-mile
track. Tho new owner of Pnymnster
considered this pacer good enough to
take to tne Grand Circuit, and although
he did not land any purBes, was timed
separately several times in 2.08 or better.
The same Brown is undoubtedly tho
world's champion horsedenler. He*buys
and sella horses with as little concern
as a merchnnt would deal in bo many
potatoes, and the price never stops him.
It wns only last winter nbout this time
that he extracted a roll from his hip
pocket ana offered Nat Ray twenty
crisp one hundred dollar notes for the
pacing gelding John McEwen, and in
view of tho fact that Nat cleaned up
nearly thnt amonnt when his old favorite won the now famouB free-for-all
race at Ottawa a few weeks later,
Brown would have been justified in giving the additionnl five hundred, as the
hoTse waB offered to him for $2,500.
It is just three years ago this winter
Bince the lanky horseman calmly wrote
out two checks which aggregated close
to $4,000 for the two pacing mares,
Maud Keswick nnd Lady May, nnd ho
Dear Sir:
'' I wish you to put my letter -.-r
record for the sake of suffering hunmu-
ity. I hnve sutFered 18 months will.
-Muscular Ilhcumatism iu my back, i
have spetit nt least $20.(100 on pills and
liniments during that time, but nothing
would ease me of the pain—in fact, it
wus a chronic pain. Por those long IS
months it stayed right with me, soiut
times convulsive and crump-like, cuub-
ing mo to groan nud cry aloud. Every
moment was torture. 1 could not turn
in bed without yelling out. Now I win
always Moss the day when I firs! started
to nib in, and to take internally 'Nor
viline.' After using four bottles, my
pains huve left me, f shall always take
off my hut to 'Nervilino' and can hos-
ostly say it's the poor man's best, friend,
because it will always drive away from
you the Demon—Pain.
" Vou™ truthfully,
"Paris, Out, "Thomas floss.'1
Use only Nerviliue. Sold in BOo anii
50c bottle's the world over.
made the deals after very little cere
mony. He had his mind mndo up tlmt
ho would own tho two fnstest pacing
mares in Canada, aud he went through
with it, and when they became his pro
perty it gave him the distinction of
being the only mun in tho world to owj.
two mares with records us fust ns 1 hum-
two had. And his judgment was good
in buying two such fast record pacers.
for, like the owner of John MoEweo, hi-
took Lady Mny to Ottawa the week
after he bought her and in the hands of
Dan IMcEwen, the veteran reinsinan of
The Eel (2.02Vi) fame, this mnre won
tho free-for-all of that year on tlio 04
tawa River, nnd incidentally bent .Inks
McEwen, Upon the result of this raw
Brown won th- mare out, and inside of
two weeks Bold her for $3,800.
Gallagher, the famous pacer that
hails from Blenheim township, is as
other of the headliners thnt went
through Brown's hmds, but not untfl
after his days of usefulness at the
racing game were supposed to be over.
However, the astute dealer could s*-
a lot of good in the (elding, and m
this he wns again right, for Gallagher
not only held his own racing with the
fast class pacers on the Grand Circuit
after Brown got him, but he actually
paced a public trial at Columbus h
2.02K', after whieh he was bought by
J. 8. Strosneider of New York for
Such deals show that the Canadis*
speed merchnnt does not put a limit m
the price he wilt pay for a trotter m
pacer, although he handles hundreds mi
the cheaper variety. Horses are his
stock-in-trade, nnd he handles them
like a drover does sheep. This Canadian
has earned thc title of "Champion
Speed Merchant of the World."
Some people nre only contentod when
they have more than they can possibb;
The trouble nbout beginning at th*
bottom of the lndder is that you may
have to do it so often.
Borne men impress ne as being snr
cessful in spite of themselves.
It WiU Cure a Cold.—Colds are tht
commonest ailments of mankind and i#
neglected may lend to serious conditions.
Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil will relier*
the bronchial passages of itiflam.natie»
speedily and thoroughly and wil
strengthen them against subsequent attack. And ns it eases the iutliimmatitt
it will stop thc cough because it allay*
all irritation in the throat. Try it %wi
prove it.
If one bo troubled with corns and
warts, he will find iu Ilollowny'a Corn;
Cnrp nn nnnllentlon that will entirely
relieve suffering. j
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A T obis time of the your, when mnterials of all kinds, as
i\ well as gowns and wraps for spring nnd summer, are
biting exhibited iu nil the shojis, tho careful woman
utlllaa forth in search of bargains in winter fashions. It
amp be just a trifle late, according to one wny of thinking, to
mVsV tfw winter outfit; on the other hand, nit furs nnd heavy
(Rimientt!* aro now sold for much loss than was asked for thom
two irtimth-s ago. Besides, weeks and months of winter nro
•UN t« COtno when theso samo warm clothes will he a joy
tntf duligbt.
floporb and costly wraps aro always in fashion, nnd
*-«Mn and ermine, nud in fact nil expensive furs, have a
-i*fi(lan* value thnt makes thom: an investment nt all times.
The eut of a sablo nr ermine wrap adds to its cost, for tho
Bluo Satin Costume
wrap iu fur is always high priced, and in QOnSOOUOUOO, if the
Htyfte bo on the extreme order just us mire us it is late in the
•I'imiHi thu price will bo reduced, ulthough the valuo of tho
\ut will bet just ns great. All superlatives can be soon ex
:«nist»d in describing the beauty of many of theso fur coats.
Tliey aro ni. large (although so cleverly cut us to muke the
-v-uarcr appear slender), are delightfully warm nnd aro smart
as w*dl as effective* something quito unusual in n large fur
wrap of amy kind.
Gouts rather thnn cloaks nro iu fashion, but with tho long
shoulder seam nud tho sleeve cut in one with the shoulder, ur
nwdo to give that effoct, thero is u sort of combination of
tho two. full length is the rule, aud the fur around the lower
part Is so put together that the markings give the appear-
into of a flut band. It is considered smarter, wheu thc fur
is of tho expensive kind, not to combine another kind with
it. fiuhlo uud ermine nnd chinchilla nro, for instance, far
more effective each by itself. The wide band around the
bottom, the collar and cuffs of contrasting fur, ure extremely
hiUhUiinn when sealskin and fox or skunk ure used together.
This combines the two skins, tho short und thc long hnir, nnd
with advantage to both. The finest moire, Persian or baby
lamb is this season also made up without trimming of other
Cur, but t.his must not be taken as a hard aud fast rule for
there uro many charming coats of this fur trimmed with
etwiine, chinchilla and sable. All fur work hns improved
10 marvelousty of late years that quite a new field has iu
consequence been opened up to the fur coat, especially to the
fur wrap, for instead of being merely a clumsy cloak, worn
only for warmth, it is now a smart and becoming garment,
■nost. desirable to own for these reasons ns wolj us for its
warmth. The opera cloak of olden days, no matter how
in per b the Pur, was not becoming; but the modern fur opera
*'..-nk is ono of tho most becoming garments worn, and an
ermine opera cloak (even if it is not veully and truly ermine)
ts a much to bo desired possession.
80 popular has been the fashion of the long half lilting
coat that already it is being made up for spring and summer.
There is .iot any inarkod difference between the loose loug
eoat intended for afternoon nnd the. evening wrap excepting
that, the latter is wider. Sometimes, for practical use, it
should ne made to allow of Its entirely covering the evening
gown OVOr which it is worn. Satin is again to be fashionnble
t'or tho long coat, but there is every effort made to bring
the soft finished taffeta nnd tho inolro silks into favor nnd
to oust tho satiu from the front rank it has so proudly filled
for so long a time. The wide rovers faced with white moire
and trimmed with blnck velvet will again bo in style, nnd
tho silver und gold and white moire veiled with black chiffon
aro to be popular. The greatest attention is paid to the
rovers of these coats. Whether they are becoming or not is
most carefully studied, and it is certainly remarkable the difference it makes whether tho rovers are long and pointed or
square and short, nnd by these little details tho distinctive
effect is gained that is so all important.
Thc woman of modi-rate menus has a splendid opportunity
at the moment to buy wonderfully smart coats at half cost
in the different shades of cloth with fur or moufflon collars
and cuffs in velvet nnd in satin (the latter hardly to be
included for thoy are fow and far between). Thore nro
model conts that wero perhaps too late for tbe autumn nnd
oiwly winter customer. Many of the garments are exceedingly eccentric, but occontricity is most fashionable to-day,
and so long as the coat is becoming and not too scant, (a
serious fault in these times when tho scant effects aro so
popular) it is often tho best kind of au investment,
Brocado or moire coats nro fashionable this spring, the
latter having more certainty of popularity on account of its
seeming more suited to tho season than brocade, which iB
more associated with wintor fashions. The wide weave or
pattern of tho moire ts most effective nnd the satin finish
makes it scorn younger and lighter, probably because for so
long a time tho lustreless moire wns bo exclusively relegated
tn the older women. Now that there are no old women the
material with tho sheen nnd Iustro is included in thc fashionable category for women of all ages. Yot moire and brocude
aro always associated with a somewhat old, heavy stylo of
dress ond nro always connected one with tho other, but the
present wny of fronting thom producos strangely different
results—thc jet embroidered coat is not only a handsome
and effective gurment but it is smart nnd up to date in
appearance and is not merely n beautiful pioce of goods trimmed with expensive jet passementerie.
Gray Velvet Coat with Chinchilla
Velvet coats of all kinds are most fashionable, u\u\ there
uro so many different models it is difficult to select the most
lesirnblo, A loose and long coat of velvet with sleeves so
that no shoulder seams are visible would seem ull too large
and thick wore it not for the clever shaping iu at the side
seams nnd the way in which the fronts aro cut. One model
has three w/ide bauds of Bhlrred velvet, each finished with
a rosette. These bands start at the bust line nud then below
the fronts hang straight in empire fashion, but tho straight
back aud tlie curved in side scams make tho outline of the
figure—the silhouette of which tho dressmakers now speak
so learnedly—all thut could be desired from the fashion-
plate point of view.
To blacken a brick hearth mix some bluckleiid with a little
soft-soup und water, boil the mixture for n few minutes, nnd
apply it with a brush.
IT suited the common irony of timo
that the largest sailing ship which
ever walked tho water should suffer wreck from a daHy steam ferry, plying between' shore ami shore of the
Channel," writes tho Nation of the
wreck of the great Gorman Bailing vessel, Preussen.
"There is something human in tho
story—that first shock as she encountered a smaller but stronger force, like the
bullet so amassing to a high-born knight,
taking tue field with rich caparisons
and penuoned lance. And then tho bewildered attempts of the wounded creature to oust anchor, to bo pulled by
steamers into safety, and even to stagger home bo the port so proudly left—
tho drugging anchors, the parted cables,
tho irresistible thrust of wind uud
waves, the helpless drift against the
rooks at tho foot of Dover cliffs.
"There tho Preussen lay—largest example of ninn's primeval and most during adventure, as powerloss ns a hollow log against the storm. A wicker
coracle, bound with hides, and supplied
with fat, could have fared no worse.
"How fine wns Iho account thnt reports gave even of her rigging! Five
masts she had, nml on each mast she
carried a lower yard, upper und lower
topsail yards, upper und lower topgallant yards, nnd a royal vnrd. Ana besides all theso square sails, good enough
whilo trade winds blew steadily behind,
she could set fifteen foro-nndaft sails
—tho only sails that count for manoeuvring ngainst the weather,
•*Uan finer namos be imagined thnn
the topgallant sail or the main-royal?
What centuries of contrivance and inherited knowledge' ure shown iu tho
more catalogue of spars and ropes required to spread tho wings of such a
vessel—cro'-jnek yard, upper mizzen-
topsuil-yard, bowsprit-shrouds, bobstays,
martingales, clew-garnets, or spanker-
boom topping-lifts!"
"Tho Preussen," says the Spectator,
"is tbo largest sailing ship in the world,
and for somo eight yenrs she hns made
her voyages botwoen Germany aud Chile
with a punctuality which has astonished all who have watched them. She has
more thnn once doubled the Horn four
times in the year.
Tho splendor of the boat nnd its sails
loads the writer in the Nation to givo
us a brief imaginative sketch of how
the first sailing boat came into being:
"No such historical summary as tho
sailing ship now lives," he says. "An
ancient history of shipping tolls us thnt
Noah was the first shipbuilder—tho flrBt
to entrust himself upon the wator, his
heart armored with triple brass. But
compulsion, rather than ndventuro, inspired his enterprise, and the Ark, having no destination, had no sails. For
tho originator of the Preussen wo must
turn to an uncouth being of a more innocent nge than Noah's.
"Seatod astride a fallen tree, from
which ho hnd torn off most of the
branches, ho was urging it across a lake,
partly by his hands nnd feet, but partly, also with a flattened bough that his
grandmother had found moro effective
thau her hands. Pausing to rest nnd
enjoy the cool wind that tempered the
sun upon his buck und helped to dry
his fur, he observed, with grunting surprise, that the tree continued to progress without his sweaty efforts. He
observed that when he squared his
shoulders nnd raised his arms, it progressed the faBter, und he glided to the
opposite shore liko n winged god, unruffled nnd serene.
"Next day the forest wns uprooted,
and tho whole surface of the lake wus
crowded with tree trunks, bestridden by
uncouth beings, screaming in emulation.
To cross tho lake was now a thing of
wonder and delight, but, us with the toboggan or ski, the (rouble came of getting back to the starting place for another turn of joy. About a week later
tho first sailor discovered that by pressing ono foot hard against the wator,
ho could bring his tree sideways on,
and by keeping his back still siptare
to the wind could continue to progress
right athwart the course of his competitors. Cries of vengeance arose, but tho
inmost secret of sniliug had been revealed.
"Within n month, pressing first one
foot, against the water and then the
other, ami squaring his back this way
or that 011 the opposite side to his foot,
he slowly navigated his tree by a long
process of slgsags right back against
tho shore from which he started, although the wind had not changed. Loud
were the yells and tho snortings of ns-
touishment, but the rest was all plain
sailing now.
"To hold up a banana leaf as an extended back, to substitute u stick for
the baekbono, to drive it Into the trunk
and run it twice through tho banana
leaf, to substitute another stick for the
foot and push it against the water, first
011 ono side nnd then on the other, to
stitch many leaves together, to use the
skins of wild beasts instead of leaves,
and where skins fniled, to steal the
loosely woven garments of the women,
to tie them to the stick with sinews
and tendrils—theso devices were the
work of only a few generations.
"Thence came the dugouts, swifter
and mure formidable than the ofii.crs
of reserve who bear their nume; thence
the silent canoes, with carved and painted eyos upon tho prow, espying their
courso through darkness; thence the red
barges of the Thames, nnd the white
wings that never grow weury.
"Contemporaneously with the first
steamship's wonderful progress was still
being made in building the fast clippers which sailed tu the far East.'1
writes the Spectator; "but steam rapidly conquered all other ambitions, and
since thoso days there have been few
experiments in the designing of merchant sailing ships. We have heard
it suggested by n marine engineer that
even the theory of wind power hus not
beeu fully explored, und that there is
still something to lie achieved iu the
lifting power of wind.
"lie rested his ideas on the fact that
a ship when running tends to bury hor
Roliof for Suffering Everywhere.--Ho
whoso lif'i> is made miserable by the
suffering thnt comes from Indigestion
and has not tried Parmalee's Vegetable
Pills does not know how onsilv this formidable foe can bo dealt with. These
pills, will relieve where others fall. They
nre tho result of long and patient study
and are confidently put forward ns a
sure corrector of disorders of the digestive organs, from which so many suffer.
nose in the sea, und that this tendency
might be appreciatively conn tonic ted,
while the lightness nnd buoyancy of the
whole ship could lie increased by tho
supporting power of sails used us planes.
"We civilized men do consent very
easily to a considerable waste of permanent force, not only tn navigation
but for engineering aud domestic purposes. Wo do not live in the 'liorse
latitudes'; tho wind is nearly always
with us. Of course, everyone who wunts
n cheap motive force has tried to harness tho wind. Evory child hus made
a paper propellor or a windmill. But
can it bo said thnt tho possible uses
of the wind havo been as arduously investigated as Biich recently discovered
forces as steam nnd electricity und
gnsosf Ib it not conceivable that the
practical uses of the wind nre under-
estimated just beenuso they nre so familiar!
"We-cannot help thinking that the
wind will bo more variously employed
some flay, iu the same way that probably the problem of laying under contribution the great physical fact of the
tides will bo solved. Ouo would think
that the wind could be used for electric lighting, yet there is no practical
apparatus for the purpose. True, the
wind is variable and occasionally ab-
sent; but ns electricity can bo stored,
one might suppose that thia was the
vory euse in which invariability did
not   particularly  mutter."
EVER since the year 1580 Gront Britain has tried to rid itself of tho
gypsies, those strange people who
have been quaintly described by an old
writer as "such as wake on tho night
and sleep ou tho day, and haunt taverns
and alehouses, and no mnn wot from
whenco thoy come nor whither they
go." Every year or so some country
abroad is up in arms against them, yet
they .porsist in returning, nnd apparently thrive under persecution.
Tho gypsios nre popularly supposed to
eome originally from Kgypt, us thoir
name indicates, but tlieir origin is traced to India. They appeared in England
nbout 1505, and twenty-six yoars later
Henry VIII. ordered thom to leave the
country in sixteen days, taking nil their
goods with thom. "An outlandish people," ho called thom. The act was ineffectual, and in 1062 Elizabeth's counsellors framed n still more stringent
law, and many were hanged. Muny
crossed into Scotland aud became an intolerable nuisance. Both iu that country and in England legislation proved
quite ineffectual.
Tho various acts foil into desuetude.
Undor Georgo IV. nil that was left of
the ban ngainst the gypsies was the
mild law that "nny person tolling fortunes shall be deemed a roguo and a
Gypsies aro no longer a proscribed
class. Probably tho modern gypsy does
little evil beyond begging and* petty
theft, but his determination not to work
is as strong ns ever, nnd it seems curious that nn industrial people like thc
Knglish should continue fo tolerate a
horde of professional idlers. Uow numerous the horde is muy bo gathered from
the fact that the number who wintered
iu a single county in Kngland ono year
wns estimated at ten thousand.
The language, as well as the life, of
tho gypsy tribe, has a tenacity of its
own. Many of their words huve taken
firm hold upon the Knglish language.
"Shaver" is the gypsy word for child.
"Pal" is pure gypsy. "Codger" menus
a man. "Cutting up" is gypsy for
quarrelling, nnd '' cove'' stands for
"that fellow."
A STRANGE ceremony is carried on
nt cortaln temples in n district
of India lying in n belt of swamp
nnd jungle nt the foot of the Himalayas, Persons who huve visited these
temples at sundown state that they
found the priests engaged in cooking
large cakes before tlie temples in perfect silence.
As the last, rays of sunlight disappear, the chief priest issues from the
shrine. Moving slowly forward, he
takes up a hummer and begins to strike
a bell.
At the sound all the priests rise and
move solemnly and iu dead silence
around the quadrangle, bearing with
thom their lingo cakes, which they
break up as they walk, nnd deposit on
the stones und tree-trunks and on the
Stops of the temple. A rustling sound
then caused one of the visitors to turn,
A jackal, big and plump, brushed past
him. and he in turn was followed by
other jackals, singly nud in pairs, emerging from every lane and passage in
the darkening thicket. Thev tilled the
space before the temple. ' The high
priest ceased to toll the bell, and, at
a shout and u wave of the hand, every
jackal trotted t<* what was evidently
his accustomed place in tho feast, seized
the cake in his jaws, turned and dis
appeared through thc thicket.
No traveller has been able fo elicit
from the prlOBts an explanation of this
Strange bounty. "*: has always been
so," is their only answer to any quos
A SK ten persons what is the strong-
UL, est animal force Ln the world and
nine will reply that it is the blow
from a lion's paw. The tenth man may
hnvo had n checkered career ami express the belief, based on experience,
that it is the kick of u Missouri mule.
As a mutter of fact, the blow of a
whale's tail is incomparably the strong
est animal force; u blow delivered by
a full-grown whale placed at just, the
right distance would smash iu the side
■ i' a wooden ship us though it weie nu
eggs-hell. The second strongest forco
is tha kick of a giraffe, nnd this terrible
kick is verv adequate protection to
these otherwise holploss animals. Tho
stroke of the lion's paw comes third on
the list.
"Vou have appendicitis," said the doc
tor man  lo Jim,
"And 1 must operate at once, ur else
vour chance is slim!"
Children's Scalp Sores
are Healed by Zam-Buk
Mothers nro woll aware how frequently children contract scalp BO.OS, ringworm, etc., at school. At play the
children chunge cups, and right there
the infection is spread—the damage
Somo children ure particularly liable
to scalp sores, etc., aud often those
bieak out with annoying frequency.
Such a case was that of tbo daughter
of Mrs. Albert Onodike, «f 486 Amherst Street, Montreal. Mrs. Gag-tike
says: "My little three-year-old daagh
ter suffered frequently from scalp 4jb
euse, and try ns we would, w« o«uJd
not. rid the little one of thin. We Hied
everything we could think uf, but Coiled to effect a cure, until we were ad
vised to try Ziun-lhik. This baiia worn
ed entirely different from anything we
hnd ever tried before, and from Ant
applying it there was a murkcf-1 iia-
provomont. The sores became lew inflamed uml less irritable. After a f«w
days, they censed to trouble tho nktld;
and in less than u fortnight from first
commencing with Zam-Buk they were
completely healed, lu view of these
facts I foo\ it my duty to let matters
know how beneficial Zarm-I.uk ia."
There is no doubt that for scalp aores,
ringworm, ulcers, abscesses, cold cracks,
chapped hands, frostbite and similar
sores Zam-Buk is absolutely without
equal. It is just- as good for piles,
varicose veins, poisoned wounds, cuts,
burns, nnd scalds. Rubbed well In over
the affected part, it cures rheumatism,
sciatica, etc., etc., and rubbed into the
chest it relieves the tightness and feeling of weight due to contracting a bad
cyld. All druggists and stores sell at
50o box, or post freo from Zam-Buk Co.,
Toronto, for price.    Refuse imitations.
McMr t«e»e MMiaW. t**m eaMa, Wla
His Old Age Made
Free From Suffering
Annapolis, N.H.
"I am ovor eighty yenrs of ugo and
have boon suffering with Kidney and
.Bladder Trouble for fifteen years. 1
took doctors' medicine and got uo help.
1 want to thank you for sending no the
sample box of GIN PILLS.
I havo taken six boxes of GIN
PILLS altogether, but got relief before
I hnd taken near that amount. I had
to get up some nights evory fifteen
minutes und had to use au instrument
boforo I could urinate.
Now I can lie in bed four or Ave
1 ours without getting up. I can say
that GIN PILLS have nearly cured me
uud 1 shall always keep's box iu the
Do as Mr. Piorce did—w ito us for
free sample box of GIN PILLS and see
for yourself just how much they will
d-j for you—then buy tr« regular size
boxes at your dealer's—60e, or six for
$2.50. GIN PILLS are sold with a positive guarantee of money back if they
fail to give prompt relief. National
Drug and Chemical Co., Dept. R.P., Toronto.
does not cairy
Stove Polish in
i name and 10c,
a full size tin
***».4-*-*., ;-'"■-- V*-*-?-**5-
Stove Polish
ensures no hard work and
110dirty work. No messing
or mixing. A. handy paste
in a generous can. A few
rubs, aud you have a
Spleud id fit1 ish that lasts
and stands the heat. The
best preparation for polishing stover,, pipes, grates
and ironwork,
If your <1<\'.'.
"Black Kn.j V
stock, semi u.-;
and we will sc
by return nml.
mUtUC?.. O.VL 33
t afiht /..,■* .'h: "s iff ,fn Shoe Polish.
wmrntKtxmtja tmmnmoBmmmm
"You shall not touch a knife to mo,"
wan James's firm reply—
"I'll  have uti operation, ond  I  nin't
n goin' to die!''
"Unload I eut," the doctor said, "you
'II surely DQB8 away;
Vou will bo* dead, believe  me, sir, by
t wo 0 'clock  to day."
So .tim  was  icarod  and yielded.    The
carving was a shock;
But Jim   wan   very   thankful that he
lived »t two o'clock,
Por  doctors   know  their  business,  and
it 's  very  plain  to  see
Thai this one saved Jim's life, because
he  didn't   die  till   three.
Germany will establish a record in
1011 by launching six new Dreadnoughts.
Wm den—No 'in; the guy that killed
hie family ain't here any more. The
gov'nor pardoned him. The Visitor—
What a shame. I've brought him a lot
of ro-.es. Wlint otlier murderers have
vou i
A Hearty Wcnpou Against Pain.—
There is nothing equal to Dr. Thoma°*
Eclectric Oil wheu woll rubbed in. H
ponetralOB tho tissuoB aud pain disappears, before it. There is no known
preparation that will reach the spot
qui ok or than" this magic oil. In consequence* it ranks first among liniments
now offered to the public, and is accorded first place among all its compel iters.
Published   every   Saturday   at   Cumberland,   B.C.,
Islander Printing & Publishing Company
W. R. Duns & Company, Proprietors.
W. R. Dunn, Manager.
SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1912.
Advertising rates published elsewhere in the •.»(«.
Subscription price $1.50 per your, payable in advance
The editor does  not hold   himself  responsible for  views expressed by
What the Editor has to say.
Thousands of Canadians can recall  the tune  when  the
name   " Canada " stood for a very different and a very much
smaller country than the Canada of to-day; when Canada meant
two sparsely settled provinces which, so far as government was
concerned, had no more to do with the other parts of  British
North America than to-day Canada has to do with the British
West Indies or Newfoundland.      Down by tlie Atlantic was a
group of three provinces, not only separate from  Canada,  but
from one another.     Tliey were bound by no tie except the tie
of allegiance to the motherland.     To the west of the maritime
group and reaching from the mouth of the St. Lawrence to the
Great Lakes, were two provinces that composed the only Canada known to history down to 1807,—Upeer and Lower Canada —now Ontario and Quebec.    Beyond the Great Lakes and
extending westward as far as the llocky Mountains, was that
vast region of central prairie and rugged northland over which
the Hudson's Bay Co. exercised almost sovereign sway, Rupert
Land, the home of wild animals, Indians and fur traders.   Beyond the Rockies, but pretty well confined to Vancouver Island aud a narrow strip of mainland coast, was a comparatively
small community, whose foundation had been laid by fur traders and gold miners.      Such  was  British Columbia, then the
youngest,   although   in  area the largest of any of the British
provinces on the continent.    Such was British North America
45 years ago when Confederation took place, which united four
of the older provinces in one federal form of government and
paved the way for tlie union of all tlie northern  half of  the
continent in one Dominion, the island of Newfoundland  alone
excepted.      That great step in the political evolution of our
country we have have just celebrated on July 1st,—Dominion
Day we call it,-because it was on July 1st, 1867, just forty-
five years ago, that the Dominion of Canada had its birth.
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L.. President
General Manage,- Aaaistant General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
Accounts may be opened at every branch of The Canadian
Bank of Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive the
same careful attention as is given to all other departments of the
Bank's business. Money may be deposited or withdrawn in this
way as satisfactorily as by a personal visit to the Bank.
The Latest and most Up-to-date Sewing
Machine on the market to-day. Sold on
Easy Terms which places it within the
reach of all.
JepSOIT BrOS., District Agents
Nanaimo, B. C.
W. Jl- JJana, Loeal Jlepresentative
THERE is a much greater need for an energetic council in
Cumberland to-day than ever before at any time in its history.
It requires the work of active and intelligent men. We will
give them credit for what they have done on Monday night.
The tenders for concrete sidewalks were opened by tlie city
clerk at 8 o'clock p.m.; the council considered the several tenders before them, and awarded tlie contract to W. H. Travers,
of New Westminster, before 10 o'clock, less than two hours
being taken up in dealing with that question. There is some
business about that. There is still considerable work to be done
before the council can instruct the contractor to build the side
walks, and we feel sure they will do all that is necessary as
early as possible. Wo might add that our suggestion, mentioned in this column some tima ago, thai tin* council hold their
meeting every week, would facilitate matters.
The people of this province will approve of the Provincial
Government's contribution of the sum of JfiOOO towards the
Regina Relief Fund. We should at all times help one another
in such crises. ____^__
On Monday last .Mr. Joseph Chamberlain celebrated his
Beventy-sixth birthday, and was the recipient of world-wide
felicitations. There is no name which stands higher iu the
history of empire making.
Centre of Town I
Prices: $200
and up.
The Island Realty Co.
Fire. Life, Live Stock P. L. ANDERTON.
Accident.. Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. C.
Display Advertisements
75 cents prr column inch per in- nth.
Special rate (or half jjnyo or mine.
Condensed Advertisements
1 cent 1 word, 1 issue• minimum oliurge 25 cunts.
No acvounti* run for fchia class of advertising
The 'STAR' 6afe
ADAM JaeK, Proprietor.
When you want a good choice meal cooked to
the King's taste give us a call     ....
The DE LAVAL is the one cream separator which
is used and recommended by well-known dairy authorities and creaineryinen all over tlie world.
Right here at home, too, the DE LAVAL has many
enthusiastic users, any one of whom will he only too
glad to speak a good word for the DE LAV.4L. Here
are a few of their names. Ask them what kind of service
their DE L.IV.'IL separator has given them.
Ice!   lee!   Ice!
The Pilsenep Brewing Co. are prepared
to supply the Public with ICE.
Orders to be delivered the same day
must be in NOT LATER THAN 10 A.M.
Pilsenep Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
Spa firacc fhfliVc In Brown, Green and
aed urdbs wndirb Nlltura| colors
(In Cattic ,n a Lare R&nge of Designs
UU=-*wdri» priCe8 From $6.00 to $18.00
A full line of Furniture, Beds and House-
furnishings, always on hand. Linoleums,
and WaUpapers.
The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.C
• *•>
Real Estate Agents
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
Agents for E. & N. Lands,
Comox District.
H. H. M. Beadnell
Investigate Before Purchasing.
—We have just received a car-load of—
Rubber-tire Buggies,
f wo-se ted Carriages,
Delivery Wagons, and
DeniOCratS, (With two and three seats)
General Blacksmiths,   COURTENAY
Edmund Davies
George Jeffries
William Duncan
John Grieve
Thomas Wood
Frank Childs
Hugh Clark
Markham Ball
Smith Bros.
D. R. MacDonald
Mrs. C. Parkin
George Robinson
Vass Bros.
Mrs. H. McQuillan
Lucius Cliffe
John Knight
E. Bourne
H. Helm
Harold Game
R. N. Hurford
John Marsden
John Williamson
We are always glad to set up a machine and let you
try it for yourself. If desired, we will accept a sma'l
cash payment and let you pay tlie balance on liberal terms
That beats buying a cheap "mail order" separao rail to
pieces. You can buy the DE LA \'A L on terms, so that
the machine will pay for itself out of its own savings.
Come in and talk it over, or phone us aud we wil call a .d
see you.
,   D. bKAmUHU,        Dealer in Flour and Feed,
"Leading Tobacco King."
Better known as
Dealer In Fruits, Candy, Cigars
anil Tobacco.
J^, Billiard Koom in connection
Successor to A. McKinnell.
Ice Cream,
Cigars and
McKinnell's Old Stand,
Dunsmuir Ave., CUMBERLAND
tt I
Grocers  & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Good
Wet Goods
Best Bretid and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
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Barrister,   Solicitor   and !
Notary Public.
Lunches  Served
at All Hours. : :
Does not contain Alum
QRAVHIAMA' the trend of fashion for nprin£ and simmer is URfiiuniiifj ii definite direct ion. Alreudy skirts
nre a littlo wider* so that we are nllowed mors freedom
of movement, and, although still banded in, they nro more
graoefnl and less OOueplouOUSly ridiculous. Tt is uo loufor
necessary for p° to look as though we wero about to mo
a Mick race in order to be fashionable. The line is still to
bo preserved hi all its ela'rily—that is, as far ns is consistent with u complexity of cut and a great massing of
trimmings—and the normal waistline is to be resumed.
Draperies are low, ami   in  Iho long gowns  tliey are oftea
Orange Satin Gown with Gold Embroidered Tunic
accomplished in the material that trails along the ground.
This produces au effect entirely different from anything we
have had—a sort of swathing it is, yet peculiarly chnrining
if one has the ability to assume the gait of au Oriental,
for it ia hardly less difficult fro wall, in one of these now skirts
than in a hobble. The advantage lies in the fact twad-t one
ts aot required to wear it iu the street.
On second thought that statement must be qualified, for
tiie very newest of talior*made costumes, those designed for
formal after uoon wear, are computed of long skirt I aid
short CQutB. They are much more eiieetivo than they are
ce u von lent. Thero is another new feature Iu eoumotlon with
-ikirli—the independent snsll. It is started at any point
from the waist, down, nud its ends, hemmed, fringed, or taa-
••olled, nn'. as likely ns not, permitted to trail along anywhere irom a few Inches to :i half-yard of uioru beyond (he
bom of the si; in. Thia sash is exploited in one of the guwna
worn by a prominent actress in a current [day, It. is wide
enough to form a tunic and is out to arch across the front
md back, with long polntB at each side, each of which is
cabined with a loug silk tassel that bobs alongside the wenr-
..-- as she movoB about, and  is BtlggOStlve of a tiny  uinriou*
-Still another feature is the swinging panel. These panels.
..!-, as they an used now, were oll'eiv.l two seasons ago by
* prominent designer, but no one paid much attention lo
thom; like many nnothor fashion note, they slipped away
•into temporary oblivion, to be resurrected at a more convenient moment. And here they are again. A lillle oven-
mg frock of white chiffon exemplifies the charm of the new
panels, There is first a straight foundation Bkirt of mpssa-
fiOB wiled with the chitlon, gathered into nn empire line at
ihe waist and again  into a band, nine inches deep at the
foot.   This bund is of wil in. embroider
The plain  corsage is fashioned entirely
wide, ami long enough to fall'three iiic
which barely escapes l
pauels is embroidered
surrounded by a border design, and
h*Ti?e lung tassels composed of silk a
in crystal
f  tlie'enib
mitt twelvf
a bel,
foot-band, with
ml at the back
i bends.
Ivo inches
the skirt,
the satin
rge roses
ners they
As lo the new materials we are lo wear Iat(
lowly stuffs ami exquisite trimmings we never
liefore. For spring there are coarse woollen weave
weight than those we are now wearing, aud many
f li
surfaced fabrics .if moderate lustre, i
ing line of colorings of tha winter.
ihe sriinr1 interest-
along with an almost
(itirillv wide range of light, nnd medium tones; while for
umiuer there seems to be the same infinite variety. Thero
ro coarse, loosely woven linens and erashos, which, ,iust to
i.ok at in the piece, flOCm"tremendously smart, uud there
are all grades up to tbo finest and flimsiest of mulls and
batistes. A great deal lawo white will be used than last
season, as well as all the tints of cream. At the samo time,
the array of two-tuned effects, dark uud light blues, rod and
pink, aud so on, must be remarked. Bold embroidery will
be placed iu juxtaposition to flno laces, aud, coutrarily, the
heavier laces and net will bo used, but chiefly in appliques.
Russian effects wilt be strong among spring offerings,
Thero is a new one in which tho upper part aud the skirt,
portion nre cut in ouo piece, and by clever in.inipiilui.ii-a
the skirt made to fit snugly about tho hips—as inugly, in
fact, us though it were carefully gored, while there ure a
few gathers for au inch or two just below the waistline, as
well as those above, resulting front the fulness required
across tho bust. It is a foregone conclusion that we come
under the spell of these Kusiian affair!.
The really lovely things this season have been made for
tho head. .Nor do 1 refer to hats, either, for us a whole the
hat of this winter would better not bo spoken of, for it has
nothing but iti Immensity to recommend it. Tho trimmings,
for the head are beautiful. They aro so pretty that any
woman has only to put one on her coiffure, and if it be
pinned in even the least taste it will look lovely.
Ouo of the new ideas is to have a wide baud of embroidered velvet or cloth of gold, and at the edge to sew on half
full a two-ineh gold lace, this hitler to eitend to just below
the ears. The oll'ect is exactly the same as though the
wearer had on a pretty little cap. Another novelty if. the
yellow net bandeau studded,with nailheads, the band to be
fastened so that a passementerie ornament made of jet. falls
, All sorts of old-fashioned brocaded ribbon is
> head. This ribbon must be old not only ,in
n coloring too. Yellow ueeins to be a favorite
;r. Nothing flashy is user! on lite head.' Tho
faded and sunken in the tissue ns though they
ps old. At the high-priced places all those head
■e made by hand. The lovely designs five touch-
or silver bends and much material in the way
of beads, embroidery, mid motives to go on them, though
the detail is so tiny that it is the great mass that eounls.
over tli
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Ensteati of the transparent blouses worn wilh tailored
irr> to have more practical ones of light-weight',
crepe de chine, still matching in color, if not in tone, the
coat and the skirt. They are mado iu all decrees of elaborateness, effectively trimmed cither in tailored si-hemes or
with lace and piquant little motifs of velvet ribbon or silk,
By way of example—for interest in blouses never abates,
whatever the change iu styles—two models shown tins week
by a popular dressmaker aro attracting much admiration,
One of them is a sea-blue crepe of a particularly crf-juT sort,
to go with a skirt and coat of the Mini* shade. The upper
part of the blouse is smooth Utt ing and cut in one with tho
sleeves.    A banding of yellowed lace crosses under the arm?,
By a Londoier
Outside Canning Town Station I ask
my way to tbe Thames Ironworks. Half
a dozen voices answer me at onee
"Want to see the Thunderer, guv-norf
Thore she is. Over there. Bee the
flag? See that there big crane! That's
Through the pale gold mist of wintry
sunshine thore looms u huge bulk; beside it rises high into tho uir the arm
of uu immense erane. That crane can
lift with aaet a hundrod und fifty tons,
It was specially built to uid in tho
construction of the battleship that hus
kept East London busy fur nino months
past aud which will be launched next
Woduesday. Now they are beginning
to woader gloomily how they will fare
when sho has gone down the river to
Dageaham to be fitted and finished off.
The first thing to bo seen inside tho
yard is a Hue of trucks, each loaded
with uu ouormous curvo of solid metal
a foot thick. " Aromor-plates for the
barbettes," Buys my guide casually,
jerking a glance towards them. Theso
camo from Sheffield, When a warship
is built on the Thames tho armor-plating and the armament come from the
north, ro the benefit is fairly divided.
When tho ship itself is built up north,
London gets uo share at all.
Xow into a shed. What is this long,
glowing ribbon of white-hot iron that
half a score of men ure drawing out
Of a furnaceV It is going to be a
thirty-foot girder. This is where they
make tho ship's ribs. First, the sizes
and the curves of them are planned out
upon what looks like a beautiful dancing floor, vrifh linos eut into it in all
directions, A thin strip of metal is
bent to the required pattern: then this
is "dogged1* down close to the furnace.
The glowing ribbon, pliant as wax, is
pulled out and shaped against it. The
rib is mado,
Thc next shod is full of hammering
and scrunching. Tliey are cutting iron
platos and jabbing holes in them. These
shears clip through half-inch plates as
oasily as your scissors cut cardboard.
Thai little punch working up and down
Bo quietly pushes through the solid
metal as if it were cheese. Then I
notice an extraordinary thing. All the
men who are working with tools appear
to have tails—long tuils curling out
behind them. 1-Jave 1 stumbled upon
somo mysterious breed of man-monkeys
trained to labor? Nothing so exciting,
But interesting, all the same. They
are using pneumatic tools, and their
"tails" are the compressed air pipes
which lend driving force to their chisels and hammers aud drills. Now I
understand why the mechanic of to-
is so often puuy aud white-featured, lie need hot be strong. His work
not make him strong, It is not
his muscles that supply tho power. He
Merely guides  the tool.
Hare, at last, is the ship. Standing
beside her, you must throw your head
right bark to see the full sweep of her
sides, as the towers above yuu like a
beetling cliff. We walk underneath
her, for she is well off the ground. It
i soft hore by the waterside Piles
rivet in forty feet are neeess-ary to
givo a good hold. "Slung" in a
"cradle," she has been built on these
piles. No part of her touches tho earth.
t^he has beeu constructed in the air
aud gradually hoisted higher as she
It is so difficult to imagine how a
big ship is begun. Jtow do they start
puttiug her together? They "lay the
keel-plate," if that helps you at all.
Wheu the keel-plate of the Thunderer
was laid a Union .lack was hoisted, and
Ur, Arnold Hills, the plucky invalid
who manages and directs the Thames
Ironworks from a couch at Eastbourne,
.-laid it should fly until the vessel was
launched. Up and up it has goue, as
the sides have risen. Now, tattered
and dirty, but still fluttering bravely,
the old "flag can be seen from all the
neighborhood round. Its staff is on
the fo'c'sle deck, the top deck. From
here yen ean see on a clear day all over
East London, far down the river, away
across to tho Kentish Hills.
Vou have to be careful as you walk
about a ship at this stage of construction. Never step back. If you do
you ure sure to fall over something, or,
worse still, into something. Vou might,
for example, tumble down this great
round hole. That ifi for one of the
barbettes. You would certainly, if nothing worse happened to you, trip over
one of the numberless bolts which stick
up all over the deck, They aro, of
course, only temporury. Here ure two
men with long hammers (not pneumatic, these) unscrewing and substituting
rivets for them. Have you ever watched riveting? Jt fascinates. See, there
is n bolt off. Into the hole left one
of the two men who are kneeling beside
it puts a long plug to see that it is
clear. Instantly llie ping shoots out
again, forced from below, anil there
appears in the hole a red-hot tip of
| metal. Down come the hammers. In
[less than half a minute the rivet has
been made,
Sometimes thero is a lit lip too much
motoi. Then one man seizes a chlsol,
I tho other man hammers it, and llie
superfluous Iron i* trimmed off before
I ii gets cold, almost as you might round
|<itr a   pat  of  butter.     In   the   pTOCOBB a
snippet  of  the   hot   iron   is flung   afl"
i on   Im   a   bare   arm.     The   man   picks   it
off casually,    A  little thing llice  that
i la nothing to him. You can see his arms
aro covered  with  small  bums thai   he
Lace with Pearl Band?
arcoly feels,
ire In
and from the waist, underneath the belt,
sections of the skirl  material, with the edges maehin
od and held up, one slightly overlapping the (dher, by
oval-shaped buekle made eutlrely of the chiffon.   '"
bodice and  skirl, aro   joinod  with ode ul' the  hea
tied iu long hoop.- a; nne side, bucIi a:: often lake
r girdle nowaday
tcrio. (,f the ship with rive
ull over her. In Ihe office
en Ihe upper deck the din
from ih
but   the
it. win
uml oehoea
s the in
•- at work
and forth
they pass the numerous little forges,
whore tho rivets are being heated ami
pushed up, the light glows ou their
toil-stained faces. Then they relapse
into the gloom. Wherever ;the sun
finds a chink to pour its dancing beams
through tbe Area are pale aud yellow,
let tho boys in charge of them work
their bellows never so hard. But away
from the sunshine they burn redly, and
their attendants look like demons
charged with tho souls of sinners iu
'Tis a strange world, with the strands
of good and ill mingled in its yarn so
closely that they intertwine at every
turn. Hore is a vast instrument of
destruction being fashioned, and the
fashioning of it brings huppruess to
many hundreds of homes! A quarter
of a million of money the Thunderer
has poured into East Loudon iu wages.
When ono thinks of the mighty Navy
to which this great ship of 88.500 tons
belongs one's heart beats more quickly
with prido of history, pride of traditions, pride of race. Some day I may
read of tho Thunderer in battle, and
recollect how 1 walked beneath her
and saw her platos being riveted together. Vet pride is not my only feeling. I recall Kipling's rebuke to those
who put their trust in "reeking tube
uud iron shard." I murmur lo myself
those noble lines of Sir Francis Doyle:
"Vain, mightiest fleets of iron framed;
Vain   those nil-shattering gnus;
Unless proud  England   keep  untamed
The strong henrt of her sons."
Pray God we havo not lost, that—nay,
■o know wo have not lost it.    Not to
tho Thunderer, but to the men who will
man  the Thunderer, shall we trust our
destinies In the hour of need.
Bent whalebone:: onn be straightened
by soaking in wator for a few hours,
then   bending  into  shape  aud   drying.
Oilcloth will last several years if
well polished with beeswax and turpentine.
Hang suueepan lids on nails in au
airy part; of the kitchen, then they will
be perfectly sweet.
Never polish r,sps with anything
gritty which may work into the joinls
and put them out of order.
To clean pearl knife handles, dip a
flannel in finely powdered salt and rub
well, then polish with u line chamois
A wrought-iron lamp stand may be
kepi in perfect condition by brushing
it occasionally with a blaekl'ead polishing brush.
Pour hot, strong soda-water down
all waste pipes every week. If (his is
done regularly on a certain day, the
pipes will  be  kept  in   order.
Read  your  gasometer,  and  you  will
then bo able to keep a watch over the
mount   of   gas  consumed.     Tho   man
who   calls   to   register  will   show   you
how to read it If you don't know how.
Stair pads save the wear of the carpet, but they cost money. Try instead
laying a thickly folded newspaper over
the tread. It is most efficacious, and
costs nothing.
To clean bedroom ware which gets
stained on the inside: Where there is
much deposit ii\ the water the jugs,
etc., get very much stained. Empty
them, aud then rub well with some
iry salt.
To make firelighters; melt together
one quart of tar with three pounds of
resin; when cooled add a gill of spirits
of turpentine and stir in as much saw-
lust as cau be worked up. While hot,
spread out. on a board, mark into small
squares,  and  whon   cold   break   up.
"Is your young man gittin' a sal'ry.
'Mcliu?"—' 'Sure he is. An ' what's
mo', do boss tol' William he's nwine
to double it."—"Dat'h fine! How
much is he gittin now?"—"I dunno
what he's gittin' now, but 1 speck it's
some-fin' like hall" what he's gwineter
Obstinate Open Sores are
Healed by Zam-Buk
For sores which defy all ordinaiy
remedies, Zam-Buk should be trie*
Uid wounds, varicose ulcers, cold crack*
blood-poisoning and chronic skin die
eases cannot resist the healing influent*
of this great herbal balm.
Miss Alma Bourne, of Notre Dame,
Kent Co., N.B., gives the following
account of what Zam-Buk did for her
after various other ointments an«)
salves had failed.   She writes:
"For months 1 suffered with a ma
ning sore on my leg. I tried several
ointments and salves, but none of thea
could bring nbout u cure. The bot»
would just heal over and then break
out again. 1 read in a newspaper, one
day, of the good Zam-Uuk had done,
and so T determined to try and se*
what this balm would do for mo. )
also purchased some '/am Buk Soap.
"I washed the sore night and mora
ing with the soap, and then applied
the balm. I continued with this troat
ment, nnil after using Zam-Buk for a
few weeks the sore was completely
healed. I have recommended ZaniBah
to one or two of my friends for sore*,
and in their cases it has beeu equally
All druggists and stores sell Z.i»
Buk at 50C. box or muy be had port
free from Zum-Buk Co., for price. Il
ia a sure cure for piles, inflamed places
cuts, '.burns, scaldB. chapped hands,
ulcers, ec/.ema, scalp sores, and all
similar diseases and injuries. BofuB*
harmful imitations.
Send for tree sample to Dept, B.F,
National Drag & Chemical Co,; Toronto
Tbs one remedy that positively ea
 *n4 other diseases m
told i. K. OfttM, of « Petri E_
he tacM burn an oparmtioa.
kt-W     V K**1I-*1*9
s affecting the vein*,
■oiri SL BprlnpflpJt
rnllca.   He puirrrei
Mine ABBORIIINK, Jll., ead eooa wu ran
plflWT aarvd—DM k*J uo rat-urn ot the trotsble. Mud.
KoOMpUo. extent*! ■tfi.llMtioai poelttveJ-r h*,rni|«»
kemtme uottn, W«m, Tunrrt, Vwlac-eflle, HTdnxetlk
•KUntpleMftnt Runner. Boufc<7urf'^«tiiM(njd->rref
tuii-i of., tLis-tS ox. bottle tU dmcitUte of SeUvt-ret
177. TOUNG, P. D. F.,210 Temple tt.MitfUHd.MiSh
ih. tmmhtmi t, iTitll M)U J. WTMSSTSfc, WmtMff*
MS S1TMI1L DRM ft mUlUL CO- KWh ft t*
Vanishes Forever
Prompt Relief-Permanent Cora
[nil.   Pumly vegrt-
able—act lurel/
but gently <
ihe liver.
Stop afterj
dinner       .
dial res*— J
cure ind.-■!
gestioa— improre tbs complexion —1>
ihecyej.   SeuH Fill, Small Dose, Snail P
Genuine maiibc« Signature
j*. :f sv-o;-/'
:< •'ik-rinEO's'Si
3 Syrup of TV (I
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of Tar and God Liver Oil
Tlii*. famouB remedy is umdo of two curative agents of
proved ellinicy in diseases of the throat and lung*.
Beech Tnr iirectly rolievos a cough or colj, and at
i.jo-o Logins to heal tho dclicato passages: <'o.l Livo,
Oil strengthens and builds up tbe syBtom. Those two in
g:o.Monis nro scientifically combined in the pleasant tast
ing Matbiou's Syrup.
Mathiou's Syrup dooB not morely suppros* rlie symp
tni.iB of disoftBe, it removes their cause, h not oulj
relieves—it euros.
When fovorrsh tako Mathiou's Nervine Howdors a,
well as tbe Syrup—25 cents a package, containing If
Western Distributors
Winnipeg,  Edmonton,  Vancouver and  Baakatoon
of tho licit
Still auotbe'r novclt
skirt opened ovor a tablior
or material; ami thore are the cbomiscttos introduced in
various slylcs of bodices. En il"' former, the opening '■■•
somotunos made all thu way .lov.a tho skirl length, so Hon
tho tablior is practically of a width; or tbo edges of tho
skirt are brought nearly or quit, together for a die-
lance, and then allowod to Buddonly spring abart, revealing
Ilio embroidery or whatever the other matorinl may bo, Tho
chemisettes aro mado tho excuse for all sorts of quaint-looking bertha effects, lichns. and rover treatments, as woll as
llie polofino collars, which aro to bo retained. Jaunty boleros and Ihe Eton .jackets must not be forgotten, for thoy
u're bound to bo prominent in the list of now styles, rathor
as accessories to a costume than as sepuiuto garments, although there are many French models that, show prettily
lined jackets that termln
tho waistliie.
Ml  think
diahos tbat will -■'
thore. But al pro-
part of this upper >
inferno, In the di
ous figures hurry 1
llo-r year  to (
is chalked u
f the savor
lay be cooko
ill tbo coven1
is like a smn
'llight nivsler
ind there.    It
ate somewhere nnd somehow above
So popular is Bic
live Syrup as a mi
meal   of colds and
f   tho   throat,   dm
's Antl ConBttmp*
lino in the treat-
ughs ur ailments
to   exposure   to
draughts, or sudden changes of temperature, that druggists and all d™lers in
patent medicines keep supplies on band
to meet Ihe demand. It is pleasnin to
lake, aud llie use of it guarantees freedom  from  throat   and lung dincuses.
Here's an Overall You Can Rely On
To give you ftnt-elMl M»rvic«. If
it fails to do this, lake H trxck to
yonr dealer, aad he vill replace it
with a r*orfe*ct (rarment. That shows
the  confidence   the   makor.  have  in
Only the hwt procnrablo rrmtpnialfl
am dsed in their manufactory. And
tho two iusetB will nhow how tho
buttocn aro put ou to nt-ar and tho
nintbod of dnuble-Btit-ehirg as«d ou
all  K. of  It.  garmenta.
You 11 havo NO RIPS — NO
If you wear tho K. of Ii. overalls,
Write   ua   direct   If   your  dcalor
locsn 'i.  tu*p them.
No,   188—one  of tho  moet  popular
and   Hprviceable,     Remember   the
number for next time.
R. J. Whitla & Co., Ltd.
Wholesale Distributors, Winnipeg THK I SUN!) EH  CUMBERLAND, I!.C.
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, B.C.
Part of Lot 127, Somox District.
These lots are adjoining the proposed site of the E. & N. Railway (So/s
Depot at 6o::rtenay, B,(2lt and have 41.6 feet frontage on theE&NRright»of*
| way.     They are 190 feel deep fo a 66 foot road, making them first*class lots
for business purposes.
There only 20 lots in this Subdivision, and they will sell quick; so Get Busy and secure one at once before the railway is built, when prices will
sun ly advance.   Values in the Berkely Subdivision adjoining this have increased 50 per cent in three months, and we claim these are equally as good
a buy.
W^niivnitjBr.ftiwr-ww-i-oOT.ifTr.'.- !rttvrmx-.iArtnnBm
down; balance in 6 and 12 months,
with interest at seven per cent.
r-"«l -ra
Href 3   !
ii JL-^ H ^   '
Real Estate Brokers,
. Courtenay, B.<2.
And    F. R. F. BiSGOE, Real Estate Agent, Courtenay, B.C.
A   Ik
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inancial and Insurance Agents.
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Also lots iu the Orchard Subdivision,  and on the
Main Street in Courtenay.
fcy    Make it 7 "'/■ business to call and inquire into
some ol the above,    li will nay you.
We are exclusive aponts in this district
for the sale of the HEISTERMA SUBDIVISION in Courtenay, on which it lias been
definitely decided that the C.P.R. Station
is to be built.
Blue Prints, showing the size of the
lots, etc., may be seen at our office in Cour-
tenay in a few days.
We have also a fine selection of cleared
and uncleared farm lands for sale at reasonable prices and within easy distance from
Courtenay, Cemox and Cumberland.
adnell & Callin
Courtenay and Comox.
Phone 24.
Local Agents for the E. & N.
Railway Co. Lands in the
Comox District.
AGENTS:—Commercial Union Assurance Co., of
Norwich Union Insurance Co., of Eng.
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-rrr——^-^^-:i,!:'^!*ggi^s^^ THB ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, ft.r
Port Mann*, ma in land terminus of
the Canadian Northern Railway, is regarded by tliose who know, as the
greatest city of opportunity in North
America to-day. It cannot help becoming one of the very biggest cities in the
West,—property values cannot help
going away lip.
Buy lots there now and yuu are in ou tlie ground floor.
Every lot will make you a small fortune.
Until prices rue raised wo can offer you close in lots, 83x
122 feet, (guaranteed high, dry and level, or you money back)
for $2.r)0, Terms: $15 down, $10 a month, no interest, and no
taxes until 111 14.
Other guaranteed lots for $120---$5 a month. Booklet
and full particulars at this ollice, from Mr. CHARLES
HERAPER, General Agent, or from
Colonial Investment Co'y.,
"The Port Mann People,"
837 Hastings St., W VANCOUVER, B.C.
Ice Cream Sodas
Fashionable Tailor
Candies of all descriptions- -The '
Very BEST.
FRUITS of all kinds—Best quality Ladies'and Gents' Tailor-
made Suits. Cleaning
and Pressing   Done at
Tobaccos of all strengths,
Reasonable Rates.
Cigars—The best variety of the
choicest flavors. phone 52 CUMBEBLAND
At Bert Aston's
a ki
Dunsmuir Ave      : :   Cumberland
Decorator, Paperhanger
All Work Promptly
... Attended to...
Residence, Penrith Avenue
Have Your
Cleaning Pressing and repairing done at
Plain Sewing.
Fancy Dressmaking
Third St & Penrith Avenue
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
For The
Cement Blocks, Concrete
Chimney Blocks a Sped
alty.    Samples can been
atMcKean & Biscoe store,
For Estimates   and   particulars
J. Lawrence,
(Late Mennie &JPotter)
Horse-Shoeing and
General Blacksmith
Wheel-wright, Repair Shop and
Rubber Tire Setting.
THIRD ST.   Cumberland
I tint rid uf Sayward
^^■■H For absolute protec-
jD tion write a Policy in
W the    LONDON   AND
Liverpool, England.
TOTAL ASSETS, I26.78b.93
Looal Agent
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this office not later than
10 a. m. on Thursday.
Mra. Sirnm*. will give leumii on th..
piano Ht h." h' mo in Juru-hlem, formerly
■ ■wiiL'd by Mr. J»in«a Sttw.irt, »t nny
tim* by (.ppointment, except  Tuesdays
B.C. Garage
For Auto and
Gas Engine Supplies
District Agent for the
Russet, E M.F. 30 Flanders 20
and McLaughlin-Buick automobiles
Fairbanks-Morse   Stationary  and   Marine    Engines,
Oliver Typewriters, Moore's Lights, and Cleveland,
Brantford, Massey-IIarris and Perfect bicycles
Good Meals Comfortable Rooms
Fragrant Cigars    Choice Liquors
Courteous Treatment.
Dunsmuir Ave.
Take notice tlmt. William II    Huff, of
Courtenay, it C, DOCUpHtii.il hank mm dyer, intends (n Apply for p. r mission
to purchase tho following dofcrtbtrd lauds
Commencing nt. 11 pi hi planted lit the
most souterly inn! of Duck Liko, 1 hence
went OOchuin-t, thenoe south 80 oftxins,
thence ens  00 chains,   thence  north  80
Oll-iitll tn point    nf    C<-lllllli llCf UlU'it,    ail(l
containing 480 acre* umro nr lens.
• William 11. Hopp,
Reginald Oarwlthen, Auent
Dated May 80th, 1012.
District.ut > ijiMiiil
Take notice that William (J.   MoKean,
"f (\ unenay, I- 0., occupation meroliHnt
intfiidato apply fot permission to purchase
haae the following described IhikIb: Commencing at a post planted at   tho   in st
northerly end of Duck Lake, and nn the
creek flowing  i u'  of   aaid   Duck    Lake,
hence nn.it li 80 (lions, thence   fast 4(»
chain*, tlffticf south 40  ohnins,   thence
east 40 chaiim, thence south  40  chains,
wu-t 80 chains, to point   "f   coininence
ment, and containing  48/1 HCres more or
less, -A illiam <-   MiKman,
Reginald CarWltllOtl-) a^unt
Dated May 30th, 1012.
Sayward Land District
District of S.yward
Take   notice   that Ethel   Hardy,   of
Mticliingt n, Kngland, occupation simile
woman, intends to apply fur permission
o purchase the follnHintrdescribed lands:
Co ui.tno.ngai a post planted at the N.
E,   corner Timber Limit .'18102. thenpe
s mrh 40 chain*; thence east 80 ihains.
thenoe north 20chains; thence in an irregular line tmrth and  west  along   the
beach 80 chains to point   of   commencement   containing 300 acres more or less.
Ethel Hardy, a plfc-tnt.
Kt'irmalit Carwuhen, agent.
Dated May 28.ft, 1912.
Sayward Land District
District of Sayward
Take   notice   that   Annie  Hardy, of
Marchington,   England, single   woman,
intends   to   apply   for   permisssion  to
purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on   'be
cich about 40 chains in a north weete ly
df ction    from      the   northwest  i ruer
post  of  Timber   Limit  38102;   thence
wi'Ht   40 chains; thence north 40 chains;
lience,   in   an   irtcgular  line   along the
I) aoh south and i-as   00 chains to point (if
commencement, and cont'.ing 100 acres
more or less. Asnib Hardy,
RtginaldC i wit hen, agent.
Dated May 28th, 1012.
Diatriot of Sayward,
Take notice that F. H Fraser Bucoe,
>.f C urtenay, B. C, occupation real ea-
'ale agent, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following de
Mjribed lauds:— C inmencing it a poa'
planted near 'Im I1..1 k >nd about 40,-haini*
s >u hfr-m the most northerly endofDuck
Lke., thence west 80c.iai* s, thenoe north
80 chains, i hence easi 40 chaina, thence
s .iith 40 chains, thenoe east 40 chaina,
thence south 40 cli *it « ■ ■■ point of com-
uieucunieiit, contaiuilit' 480 acrea more
or lam. Framhh RaMSKY Kiuskb Biscoi.
Reginald Carwithen, Agent.
Dated May 30th, 1012.
Saj ward Lind District
District of s.-yward
Take notice that Thomas Ho)met, of
I'm bury, Eng., occupation gentleman,
intends to apply  for peruiisnion to  pur-
base the following described lands:—
Coinnnv cingat a post planted at the most
southerly end of Duck Like, thence south
80 chains, theliot in an irregular easterly
irec ion 80 chaina. thence at right angles
north 80chains, thence at right angles
west 80 chains, to point of commence
ment and containing 500 aores more or
less Thomas Holmes,
Rwinaul Carwithen, agent.
Dated Ma) SUM, IMS.
Sayward Land Diatrict.
Diatrict of Sayward.
Take notice that Bertha  Holmes, of
Tutbury,     England,    married   woman,
intends to apply   for  permission to purchase the following   deai ribtd   lands:—
Commencing at a post planted one mile
we-t and 20 chaina north from -he south
•vent corner p< S' of T  L,  39750, thence
eaat. 80 chains, thence south   80   chains,
thenoe west 80  chain-., thence north 80
chains to point  of commencsmeut,   and
containing 040 acres more or leaa.
Broth a. Holmes,
Rkoisalii Cakwithrn, agent.
Dated May 30th, 1012
Diatrict of Sayward
Take notioe that Edward Watson, of
Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, occupation
land surveyor,  intends to apply for permission to   purchase the following  described   lands:—Commencing   at a   post
planted 5 chaina frm the northwest cor-
ner   of  T. L.  30752,  thence   north 20
Rains, thence eaat 8o chains, th.-nee south
20 chains, thenoe west 80 chains ts point
■t c mmeiic- ment,   and   o-n'aining 100
.cres more or leas,       Edward Watson,
Reginald   Carwithen, Agent.
D.ted May 31-1,1012.
UUirict vl Suyw-ii'i)
Take   notice  thai  K*,tiu  Watsen,  of
Newcastle on Tyne,    Eng.,    occupation
married woman, intends to apply for per-
•niasinti to purchaae the following describ
-il lands, —Commencing at a post planted
20i. aim* south from the southwest corner
-ai of T L. 30750, tin nee CHst80 chaina
.ence   orth  20 chains,   thence west. 80
■bains, thence south 20 chains to point of
minencemenl, and containing 100 acrea
nore or less. Katir Watson.
Regina .1  Carwithen, A;;ent.
D.ted May 31st, 1012.
Ditlrii't nl >a>w.u-il
Take notice that J. R. Johnson*, of
Courtenay, B.C., occupation hotelkeeper,
intends  to   apply    for    permission to
■urchaao the following described lands
Commencing at a   post   planted   on  tho
easterly bank or side of Duck   Lake and
bout 80 chaina north from the most south
erly end of said Duck Lake, thence east
80 chains, thence south 80 chains, thence
west 80 chains to the aaid southerly cud
f Dm-k Lake, thence in an irregular Hue
north 80 chaina to point of commencement
and containing 000 acres more or less.
.i. R. Johnson,
Regintld Carwithen, ■■get.t
D.t.d M.y 30 ft, lyU. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Canal Worker's Experience
Some time ugo I came to thi* place to
work on tlie canal and through inclement, weather and exposure contracted
the worst kind of neuralgia, The pain
would fill my forehead so thut I could*
uJt aee; it waa just awful. I went to ti
druggist in town and was advised to
use a 30c. bottle of Nerviliue. Thai was
the best advice aud the best medicine 1
ever got. 1 will always recommend
Nerviliue for any ache or pain. It is
so strong aud penetrating it is bound
to euro.
(Signed)    A. 11. liiorgi,
Trenton, Out.
Doctors will tell you thnt nothing bul
the purest and most healing antiseptic
irugs an1 used iu Nervilino—that's
why it is so safe for general family use,
for" the baby as well as the parent. If
you haven't tried Nerviliue, do so uow
—your neighbors are almost sure to
know of its manifold merits aud uses
There is a chamber inside the inouu
ment in which is a slab containing au
inscription which gives the history of
a remarkable horse in the following
'words "Underneath lies buried a hor.*.
the property of Patilol St. Johu, Esq
that, in the'month id' September. 1733,
leapt into a chalk-pit. twenty -live feel
deep, a-fox-hunting with bis inastor on
his back. And in October, 1734, he won
the Hunters' Plate ou Worthy Downs,
and was ridden bv Ids owner and entered in the name of 'Beware Chalk
Pit.' " Thai tie- inscription is still to
be seen i- due to Ihe fact that it wus
renewed l.e the l.'i. lion, sir William
Healhcote,' Marl.,  in   l*.7u.
Tie.   S:ige:    "After   forty   years   of
mai i'l   life   I 've  made   up  my  mind
hi- Miie disagree, us long us he don't
let   fer know  ii."
Mi . Muggins; " Don'l  vou over try
to   .-.ne   nny   I ev.'"— Mr.   Muggins:
".-> .-. 1 saved four dollars to-day.
Borr wi II struck ny- for live dollars,
sun i only lei him hn ."
"   t's  jl -' iiliuul  as herd to pick goo I
advice,"  suid   Uncle   Eben, "as  ii   is
to  do   veil  uwu   thlnkiu'   in   do   first
"Son,   I   hem-   vou   have   joined   the
Bov   Seoul    vemeut."—"Yes, dad."
—" Woll, s'pose you scout ahead and
se,. if your mother is silling up for
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There is no tool on :i farm that plays
a moro important part in tlio wort than
the diac harrow, Of course we 'all realize Mint there are many kin.Is of disc
harrows, but we havo especially in miud
the Superior Wheel Disc Harrow and
Cultivator. Why is it different from
the others* Because il cultivates si
wiilcr sl rip, size l*«r size, than any
•thor; because the discs are sot at a
permanent angle to the lino of draft anil
each disc cuts from its I'rout edge to the
roar edge of its neighbor; because it
completely turns the ground, like a
plow; because each disc and drag bur is
Independent spring pressure; because it
riflen on its own wheels like a road cart
th*>  Hi
rior V.'lit', i Disc Harrow und Cultivator
than t wo men aid i ivo h-uni; can do in
;■ ■ with plows. Doesn't this appeal
• ■• ou i:i vour wur!; oi 1111 mer Callow
ing? Bei il to 'i he Amorii nu 8e du g
v nine ■ '..... I ucorporated, King i u I
James* streets, Winnipeg, for a e oi
thoir  booklet, '' Stebl ins Ou thi    I '■ sc
Harrow."    Read this ..*■- ting story
aud  i hen  j-;o to youi   ret  il  implement
deal     and im isl  on soing i he Superior
Dr. Martels Ff ip.s lePills
PrcDcrihi'ti and recommended fo." women's ailments, n nclontlfi ifttly pi spared roi.wdy of
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t   k   nnd  permanent.  For stile  at  nil  drug
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•^"wnGn you need a retrod/
cr COUCH1   and COI-fH! |
IT  was a  Kingston, Ontario,  womnu
who recently sized up one feature
of tho servant girl  question in a
new way.   She said:
"1 got a girl to relievo me of phy
Bical fatigue, and soon I got rid of hor
to relieve me of mental fatigue."
ONE of the darkies ou a Southern
ei's .'.state did him quite a valuable service once, and he wished
tn show his upprt'eintion.    After pay
ing him, the Southerner said;
"Now, uncle, wliieli shall I give you,
a ton of coal or a big bottle of whis
"Massa John," replied the negro
" vii '   shoroly   knows   Ah   on \v   buhnt
A METHODIST bishop's wife addressed U meeting of slum housewives on their home duties. The
address made the home life seem sory
fine and ideal. One housewife present,
hOWOVOr, said the bishop's wife didn't
go far enough to help hor.   Said sho:
''She's ull right as far as she goes,
but what I'd like to ask her is this:
what doos she do wlu'ii her old bishop
comes home on pay night with liis
envelope empty and a flghtin' jag ou?''
A YOUTH frnm a district which
t\ has nothing but steamboat transportation went to catch a train,
lie had never son a train, and when
tlie local came rolling in he stood there
gaping, watched it hiss and steam and
Anally pull out.
"I thought  you  was  goin'   on   that
train,"   shouted     the     station   agent.
thrusting hia head through the window.
"I was," auBWorod the youth, "bet
thev didn't put down the gang-plank!"
t     POMPOUS doctor was going the
JX      rounds   of   the   hospital    wards.
followed by a crowd of students,
1'! cau toll n man's occupation by
his disease," he said, turning to a
patient. " Now, this man is a musician.    Area 't you I"
1 • Ves, sir.''
"And you play a wind instrument?"
'' Ves."
"You see, gentlemen, nothing is aa
bad for the lungs as1 a wind instrument. What is your instrument, my
And   the  man   replied:
' 'Concertina,"
A     BUSINESS  man  took  his family
tX     to  a   Florida  winter  resort   not
long ago, and made arrangements
to pay the whole, bill in advance.
The hotel proprietor  figured  awhile,
nd   then   announced   what    it    would
omo to.    The business man  produced
his   pocketbook;     While   filling   in   the
uuoiint he said;
"Wheu do you move out?"
"Move out?'"
"Yes, when can you give possession,
I've bought tlie place for cash, haven't
U "
ONCE an American divine spent
Christmas In a Highland iun. Oa
Christmas morning he gave the
maid a tip of a sovereign, nnd lie said,
looking earnestly at her—for sho was
a pretty maid:
"Do'you know, Kathleen, you are
a   very  good-looking  lassie ." '
Of courso Kathleen was pleased, but,
being modest, she blushed liko a rose,
and answered:
"Ah. ua; ah, ua! But mv kissin, sir,1
is beautiful!"
The divine  frowned.
"Leave the room, you wicked young
baggage!"  he  said  sternly.
He didn't know thnt modest Kathleen had been simply praising in her
Highland dialect the superior charms
of her cousin J a net.
TM\ K leading negroes of a Georgia
town started a bank and invited
persons of tlieir race to become
One day a darkey, with shoes run
down at the heels, a gallus, over oue
shoulder and a cotton shirt, showed up
at   the  bank.
"See here," he said, "I want mah
ton dollars."
"Who  is  yuli?"  asked the  cashier.
•' -Muh name's Jim Johnson, an' I
wants dat ten dollafas!"
"Yuh ain't got no monev iu dis here
bank," said fhe cashier, after looking
over  tho books.
'' Yes, 1 has," insisted the visitor.
"1 put ten dollahs in here six months
"Why. man, yuh shore is foolish,
Do iut'rist done et dat Up long ergo,"
TIIK skaters turned at the sound of
a sudden breaking of the ice and
(led.   But one. less fortunate thau
the  rest, was overtaken  by  the  widening crack, threw up his arms, and fell
" Help!" "'lie's drowning! " "Get
a ladder!" At hist the ladder was procured. Cautiously approaching the
pool, which was ornamontod by the
It i I less man'- bead and shoulders, the
park I eeper placed tho holder in position and lien:,,, to creep along it.
"Como it. n bii closer!" ho shouted.
I "I can't swim." answered the im-
'proniptu  bather.
oils,   man," said   the   park'  keeper—
"You   ain't not    uo   need    to  swim!
"Walk  be Mowed!"  responded   the
other.     "This  water's   ten   foot  deep."
park   keeper.     "Then   how    are     you
I 'm Btam
the ice!"
her. " Whv
that   broki
WELL-KNOWN   painter,   apropos
of picture prices said at the Art
Club. Philadelphia:
I am glad there arfe not. many buy
like an old farmer in (.'outre Bridge
Countless hnve beeu tne cures worlce
ly   llollnway's   Corn   Cure.     It   has
lower  of   its  own   not   found   in   ..tin
A distinguished etcher, sketching iu
Centre Bridge, made a study of the
farmer1! burn. The farmer 'happened
to appear, nud said hoM like to have
the sketch. 'Ef 'taiu't too dear,' he
added  cautiously,
"'Oh,' said the etchor, who makes
$13,000  a  year,  'I  won't  charge you
anything for the  sketch, but '  his
eye lighted ou the pig-pen. 'But I'll
tell you what. You ean give me one
of those nice little pink sucking-pigs
" 'Why. man,' said the farmer with
a frown, 'do ye know what them pigs
is worth? They're worth a dollar
apiece.' "
THK year that Cleveland and Hendricks wero elected, Hendricks
went down to Louisiana tu hunt
and fish and rest up after the work of
the campaign. Justice White was with
him u good deal. While he was greatly
pleased with tho results of the election,
the thing that gave him the most gratification wns that the people of Indiana
had been so patriotic and enthusiastic
that they had turned out in great numbers to vote.
"Why," lie said, "ninety-eight per
cent, of the registered vole went to the
polls. Hardly anybody stayed at home!
Think of that! Ninety-eight per cent,
of   the   registered   vote!"
"Oh, that's nothing!" Justice White
rejoined. "Eight now wo are passing
through a precinct in which, according
to the returns, 408 per cent, of the
registered vote was polled."
'Twas   Saturday   night,   and   six   men
Por the Pole, each deep perplexed;
Each   one  winded   to  bo   tho   firs!   one
Wheu the barber shouted  "Next!"
("When," the  Hook   Monthly asks.
"will   somebody   give   us  a   novel   of
which the happy spinster of forty-five
shall be the heroine.!")
Oft   have   I   searched   the  libraries  to
find   me
Her for whose charms mv throbbing
heart doth long,
Hoping thai to ber failings love would
blind me,
Hinting that  one  so  gracious  knows
uo wrong.
Through the sad years—no, never miud
how  many—
J   have beeu   waiting,  watching;   but
in   vain,
Joys come to  other  men;  to  me—uot
Only a yearning close akin to pain!
Still, though 1 pray
'Hie bliss that other men feel may be
mine, some day!
I  have no craving for tho Maid from
Blue-eyed, and modest as the violet;
And to the country lass my attitude is
Distant, as that of one uuconquered
Beauty  lias lost  its power  ko attract
Coyness, coquetting, loaves me quito
These have not caused the srgony that's
wracked  me,
Fatal   as   they   to   other   men   have
No heroine
Whom   Ouida   ever   dreamt   of   to   my
taste Iras been.
She whom I spek is uot, perhaps, romantic;
(iiitlhood and all its follies she's outgrown.
Pretty,!   No; but her intellect's gigantic,
And all the clmwis she has are quite
her own.
She  may  not  move  me  to great  deeds
of daring;
Portly,   and   more  thnn   Middle-aged
is she;
But slto will air the winter clothes I'm
And  be a   mother,  more or less,  to
But, I'm  afraid
Siuco she's elusive, I'll wed some more
winsome maid!
Hard to get rid of them, too. Two or
three applications of Putnam's Painless
Corn Extractor softens the thickest tissue, and removes it painlessly. Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor removes
corns, warts, and callouses quickly and
painlessly.     Sold   by   druggists,   price
"I see your son has gone to work."
—"Yep,"—"llnw is he getting along
now?"—" Oh, fine. Anything in the
way of a novelty always appeals to
"Does hg inherit Ins father's genius?' '—' 'No. Only his father's ecceu-
trlcities of genius. That is why we arc
giving u benefit for him."
R. I,'. RENTLEY, president and treasurer of the Horse World Com-
pnny, Buffalo, N.Y., who died
contly in Buffalo, was ono of tho bi
known turf journalists In thc country,
and hnd an acquaintance that extended
from coast to coast. In his earlier
yearn ho was connected with the trotting world ns a trainer and driver, and
was known ns a clever coll developer
Ile had the superintendence of several
stock farms, and after retiring from
that field lie started lu as an advertising solicitor and writ'er for the tart
press, and his previous occupation peculiarly fitted him for this business
lie was connected at different time
with The Horseman of Chicago aad tin
American Horse Breeder of Boston, and
was one of the Incorporators of the
Horse World Company of Buffalo.
Later he acquired control of the Horse
World, and the paper prospered under
Ilia management. He was also an active worker whenever Buffalo gave a
Grand Circuit meeting, and wns for
several years secretary of tht Bufffalq
Trotting Association, which gave meot-
ings   at   Konilworth Park.    Uifct year
Illicitly stops couiilis. curtim colds, hml*
'Im throat aad hinds •      *if> coats
when the Buffalo Association relinquished its Grand Circuit dates, he
came to the front and formed a new
association, which secured the Fort
Erie track for its Grand Circuit meeting. When tho meeting was held Mr.
Bentloy was too sick to attend the
races, but later his health improved
somewhat, but he never fully recovered,
and during the last few months his
health had been very bad. Mr. Bent
ley also owned several good race horses
which were successfully campaigned by
W. L, Snow.
*    <t   «
The  spirited  bidding   and   the   big
prices paid for light harness horses on
the Inst day of the mid-winter sale at
Madison Square Garden, New York, (
I February 8, augur well for the futu
! of   the   trotter   nnd    pacer.     Senate
1 Bailey's lot.  brought $48,045, an average of $1,210 a head.   This average has
never been equalled for so large a num
ber, even when the light harness horso
ruled   the   turf   world,  and  horsemen
vied with each otlier in purchasing the
The ton prico of the day was $S,0(10,
\i. V. II ark ness paid this for Helen
Hale, a six-vear-old trotting mare bv
Prodigal—Red Silk. Helen held the
world's two-year-old record of 2.1.1 tj.
three years ago, but since that timo she
lias beeu kept for a brood marc, ' Si-
bvl Knight, a full sister to Helen Hale,
also went to the Walnut Hall Stock
Farm. Although Sibyl is two years
younger thau her histor, she is considered quite as fast. Mr. Harkaess gave
$3,000 for her, after some spirited bidding.
The dam of these two young mares
was again offered for sale, and Mr.
Harkuess secured her also. Although
she id nearly twenty years old, he evidently considered her worth $2,700,for
that is the price he was compelled to
pay for her.
Thnt thero would be some sort of
rumpus in Grand Circuit circles over
the awarding of dates by the stewards
at the Buffalo meeting, is no surprise.
Columbus is making a hard and determined kick—so hard, in fact, thnt
it is likely to cause some considerable
shifting of dates iu the schedule originally made. In order to give tho Michigan State Fair dates iu the Grand Circuit, the stewards gave that organization dates which have heretofore
been claimed and fulfilled by Columbus*, setting that city forward ono week
and bringing it in conflict with the big
meeting at Lexington, whero all the
campaigning stables that "have the
good!" want to go. Columbus made a
claim for its old dates at the stewards'
meeting, but was not strong enough to
overcome the bid made by the Fair Association. So Columbus, perforco, must
tako the dates allotted—that is, September 25 to October 7, which puts it
in conflict with tho first week at Lexington, A little sop was thrown to
Columbus by the appointment of a committee to induce Lexington to join the
Grand Circuit and put its dates forward one week. That such a proposition would result favorably was believed by no one. It was promptly and
emphatically -turned down by the Lex-
Ington Association. 'Ilien the big kick
came from the capital oit-y of Ohio.
President Swisher and Secretary Sh'tp
hard began the rumpus by asierting
that thev would withdraw from tlie i
Grand Circuit, and either form a new j
ircuit or t»lse give an independent ;
meeting, with tihe result tlia* they Irgur-1
ed out what Wiey chastened the Grand i
Central Circuit, owbr*»iuf thp cities of
Indianapolis, Grand Rapids. Kalamazoo,
Detroit, nnd the Michigan Stale Fair,;
Milwaukee   and  Lexington.    This  v*ns i
Worms   in   children,   if   they   be   not j
attended   to,   cause   convulsions,   and'
often   death.     Mother   Graves'   Worm
Exterminator will protect Uie children
from these distressing afflictions.    *     |
heralded as the greatest "short stop
circuit" ever organized. But bow many
of the associations in the cities named
were willing to withdraw from their
own circuits has not been ascertained,
and possibly never will be. Somo of
them aro in the Grand Circuit and somo
in tho Great Western, and should they
decide to follow the load of Columbus,
there would be a terrible shakeup in
both the older organizations. It is
hardly likely that the proposed new
circuit will result in anything moro formidable than a prospectus. In the first
place, the Grand Circuit Associations
would, iu tho main, be given the same
dates they already have in tho Grand
Circuit, and other dates are mentioned
that would eoufliet with somo of ftio
popular meetings of the Great Western
Circuit, and the latter organization is
being favored more and more by prominent horsemen each yenr, so there is
nothing iu the proposed Grand Central
Circuit for tho cities named, except to
help Columbus get back at the stewards
of the Grand Circuit.
It is a question as to whether the
Columbus officials can afford to attract
much public attention. There are two
factions there, aud there might bo a
possibility of too much publicity and
wrangling attracting the attention of
those who could bring about the curtailment of privileges that would not
be profitable to the Association.
Messrs. Swisher and Shepherd cau
scarcely lie blamed for objecting to the
treatment received at the hands of the
stewards. Tliey have regularly filled
tho dates they claim for several years,
and their meetings have been eminently successful; and to have their dates
confiscated, as well as being placed iu
conflict with such a strong Association
as Lexington, simply for the purpose
or lilting a'liew applicant with desirable dates, certainly does not look as
if thev got the consideration due them.
At any rale, il looks us if the tempest they have stirred up in Grand Cir
changes to be made. President Harry
Doveraux has called another meeting of
the stewards to bo held 801110 timo this
week iu New York City, and that an
effort wiii be made to fix Columbus up
all right is as near certain as auythiug
can be predicted, as regards the action
of any official   body   in   the   trotting
President Hvveraux can come as near
to smoothing out the kinks in disgruntled members as anyone, and he has writ-
leu a letter to President Swisher asking him to defer any action looking to
his withdrawal from tlie Grand Circuit
and making definite announcement of
his racing dates, until they see if some
satisfactory    arrangement    cannot    be
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made which would give Columbus her
old dates.
Of course, President Swisher look*
upon this request as an indication that
ho has caused the Grnnd Circuit te
weaken by Ihe announcement of hi*
plan for a new circuit, which would
make mighty '' rough going" for the
Eastern ond of thc Grand Circuit. The
Columbus president isn't to be easily
mollified, however, for he declares he
will stand pat and the stewards will
havo to come to him, as he will stand
ready to resign, give an independent
meeting or form a new circuit, until
they du.
It is quite likely that fhe meeting
of the stewards has been callod for
the purpose of adjusting other matters
In addition to the Columbus trouble.
So much unfavorable comment has
been made with regard to the action at
the Buffalo meeting doing away with
the employment by tho Circuit of pro
fessional presiding and starting judges,
that it is thought possible that that
will be another of the matters to 1*
considered. Another rumor is to tlie
effect that some of the trotting horsemen of the metropolis have been bolstered up and will 1 ry another meeting
at the Empire track. If such is thi
ease* room will have to, be made in
tho schedule for them al (he expense
of Mime otbor Association, possibly the
half-mile track at Goshen. 11 is to be
hoped that, while thoy nre iii aa
amiable frame of mind, fhe stewards
will also take some adion on the pro
and half-mile tracks; the re classifies
tion of liors--.-; ;is ihey lower (heir ro
cords from week to week, and the giving of swoopstaUo races for Cast record
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and arc glad to renew them.
The Canadian business in force
of the Great-West In'fe increased during 1010 by nearly $11,-
000.000—another record.
The most important factor in
producing profits is the interest
rate. An increase of two points
in this respect will enable any
Company to double its profits.
The Great-West Life's interest
ralci is higher lhaji that of any
oilier Company in the world.
It is 7% net.
The investments of the
Great-West. Life are the safest
Obtainable. They are practically confined to mortgages on
real estate yielding 7% to 8%
and are secured by property
worth more than double the
amounts advanced.
Next in importance is economy of management. No other
Canadian Company has lower
expense rales than The Great-
West Life.
It requires less effort and
consequently loss cost to sell
Great-West Life policies, because the premium rates art the
lowest and the profits are the
Nothing succeeds like success.
Tlio follnvrim; is a> ILLUSTRATION of the quiiiqnoanial profit, being paid in 1911 od tbe 39 Payment
Life Plan, age at entry 35.
Bonus. Chan. Five T'r
Poliey issned in Xediot'n
190G    * 67  SDf.25    * (.15
Policy raiuod in
1901       85    M.85       S.7-6
Pulley issued in
189«     100    62.00     U.Sfl
The policies of The Great-
West Life are clear, businesslike documents, containing all
possiile privileges.—A liberal
Disability Clause insuring
against disability from accident or diseas* is contained in
all 1911 with-profit contracts.
POINT No. 10
Tbo following labia illustrate*! somo
fMturu of tht* Company's businoss:
r;usiue«fl iseued 1910 Increase
and roTived . . $14,914,548 4,329,540
Gain ru Business in Porco. 10,934,441 4,MI0,541
New Business
paid   for    ....    13,177,021 8,240,858
Assets        8,449,81!   l,584,OS0
POINT No. 11
The Directors of The Great-West
Life &i*d all experienced business
men particularly well qualified to
manure a Company INVESTING
A. Mncdonald
Geo. T. Gait
R. T. Biley
A. M. Nanton
Goo. W. Allnn
,1.  II.  Mrocli
P.  C.  Molntyro
Geo. R. Crowe
A. Kelly
A. C. Flnmorfeit
F."Nation    8k Daniel 11. MrMilfii
POINT No. 12
Detailed figures establishing thc
above Btetswefvts aro contained in
the Government Blue Book on Insurance, and in tha Company's reports. WMTE TO THE COMPANY
for toe 1011 Annual Roport, and if
you state onto of birth, complete
Information showing eost and benefits will be sent. THS ISLANDER CUMBERLAND, BO.
taint Sate
Commencing Saturday, July 13
And Continuing for TWO WEEKS.
Dress Materials, Muslins, Ginghams.
1000 yards of Dress Muslins to select from. Lovely shades and
dainty designs,   Usually 20c. to 30c. per yard.
10c. and 15c. a yard
1500 yards of Kingscott Dress Ginghams, in stripes, checks and
plaids,   Reduced from 17ie.,
12 l-2c. per yard
Pure Flax Dress Linens in all this season's shades, reduced from
850 to 60c. a yard
Dress Materials in Cashmeres, Lustres, Serges, Panamas, Tweeds,
etc., at slaughter prices.   75c. and 65c. values for 50c. yard
$1.00 and $1.25 values....!  90c. per yard
20c. Blue and White Check Apron Ginghams,
   _   12jc. and 15c. a yard
Curtain Muslins. Lace Curtains, Quilts
and Towels
Splendid variety of Curtain Muslins, printed Scrims, Art Muslins,
Persian Stripes, Madras Muslins, and natual colored Egyptian Nets; our 15c. to 35c. values reduced to..	
  _ loc., 121c, 15c. and 20c. per yard.
Nottingham Lace Curtains, full length, taped borders, artistic designs for   $1.25 and $2.75 a pair
Usually $1.50 and $3.50 a pair.
White Bedspreads and Quilts, 10-4 and 12-4 sizes. British manufacture, for    $1.00 and $150 each
Christies' Celebrated Bath Towels, in pure white and brown, with
cream stripes, for   50c and 95c. a pair
Crash and Linen Roller Towelling, exceptional values
    7*c. 10c. and 12Jc per yard
Ladies' Suits, Skirts and Blouses.
Ladies' Two-piece Colored Linen Suits, seasonable shades, with
smartly braided collars and trimmings. Prices cut down
from $5.00, and $8.50 each, to $2.50 and $6.00 the tait
Ladies' Smart Fitting Skirts, in Tweeds, Serges, Panamas and
Voiles, in black, navy and dark mixtures, all sizes, for	
  $2 50 and $5.00 each
Usual prices, $5.00 to $12.00.
A fine assortment of Ladies' Duchesse Silk Blouses, beautifully
made and trimmed with net and insertion, in shades navy,
black, grey, cream, brown, cardinal and green. Our prices
for these articles range from $5.00 to $8.50 each, and during
the sale we offer the blouses for
  - -$3.50 and $4.50 each
Ladies' Cambric and Outing Flannel Shirt Waists, special values at
    75c. each
Japanese colored Mats.
Owing to duplicate shipment of these beautiful
ly printed Japanese mats, 68 inch by 36 inch
' in size, we are offering at 50c., instead of
75c. each.
Bissell's carpet Sweepers.
Regular price $3.50. NOW $2.75
Japanese Matting.
36 inch fine weave and good woven designs, regular 25c. a yard SALE 5 yards for $1.00
Brussels carpet Squares.
Sizes 9x9, 9x10}, 12x12, regular $25 to $17.50,
SALE PRICES  $20 to $14
Men's Suits.
Men's 3-piece Tweed Suits, smartly tailored,
regular prices, $25, $20, and $17.50,
REDUCED TO ..$17.50, $10 and $8
Men's 2-piece Striped and Tweed Suits, regular
$17.50.   SALE PRICE $12.50
Men's Fancy Vests*
The Latest, and very stylish, regular $2.50 to
$5.00.   SALE PRICES $3.50 to $1.25
Men's Smart Shirts.
Tennis, Outing and Negligee, in mercerised mulls
and lawns, French Cambrics and prints,
striped and fancy, and plain colored effects.
Big Reduction from Regular Prices.
Men's Heavy Working Shirts.
In Khaki, Drill and Serge; blue and black; serge
and duck; Sateens and dark Hiekory stripes,
strong and durable. Sale prices $1.25 to 90c,
Gents' Sox.
Heavy English Ribbed worsted, black, regular
price, 50c,    REDUCED.. 3 pairs for $1,00
Gents'  fine fancy striped half hose, assorted
shades and sizes, regular 50c,
REDUCED  3 pairs for $1.00
Gents' Underwear.
Strong Ribbed Wool Vests and Drawers, regular
$2.60 a suit.   SALE PRICE....$1.90 a suit
Gents' Caps.
Strong English Tweed Caps, regular price, 50c.
REDUCED TO  '.. 25c. each
Silk Neckties.
50c and 45c values, all at  25c. each
Boy*' Sewn Linen and Repp Hats—Assorted
sizes, in white, brown, pale blue, navy khaki
regular prices, $1.00.   Reduced to 50c.
Special Reductions in Men's Shoes. SEE OUR
Embroideries!   Laces!   Ribbons and
42 inch Fine White Muslin Embroidery at $1.50 & yard
Reduced from $2.00.
30 inch Fine White Muslin Embroidery for 50c. a yard
Reduced from 75c.
12 fine designs of dainty 20 inch Corset Cover Embroidery to select
from, all at   -35c a yard
Inspect our extraordinary values of Lawn and Muslin Embroidery
and Insertion at 5c, 7*jc, 10c. and 15c. a yard
We have about 2000 yards of Lace and Insertion in Torchon, Cluny.
Baby-Irish, and Maltese, and are making special clearance
- - 5c. 7.ia, 10c, and 15c. a yard
Heavy Taffeta Silk Hair Ribbon, 5i inches wide, at 25c a yard
Ladies' Fine Black Cashmere Hose, at  -25c. a pair
Also Women's and Children's Hosiery in black, brown, white and
fancy shades, plain and ribbed; best British and Canadian
Pongee and Shantong Silks, natural and fancy shades,
--- - 50c , 65o. and 75c. a yard
Japanese Taffeta Silks, all shades, 25c. and 45c, a yard
Children's  Dresses,   Ladies'  Aprons
and Underskirts.
Children's White Dresses, in muslin and nainsook, trimmed with
fine lace and embroidery, neatly tucked .75c. to $2.50 each
Girls' and Maids' White and Fawn Linen and Drill Dresses, low
neck and short sleeves, trimmed pipings and colored oriental
embroideries, for girls 10 to 16 years of age,
 -—   $1.50 to $3.50 each
Ladies'pretty Afternoon Tea Aprons 55<*. to 50c. each
Ladies' Colored Overall Aprons,...  -.75c. to $1.00 each
Ladies' Underskirts in sateen, silkene. and moreen.
Ladies' white Underskirts trimmed lace and embroidery.
Ladies' White Nightgowns, Combinations. Corset Covers, Chemises
and Drawers, made of the finest nainsooks and   longcloths,
beautifully trimmed.
Infants, Girls and Womens' Summer Underwear in fine wool, lisle
and cotton, /5C> 20c and25c. each
Peerless make.
These marvellous values are the result of direct importations
from the home markets.
50 assorted safety pins on 5 cards,..  lOc. the lot
300 toilet pins, graduated on papers,  2 papers for 5c
Wire Hairpins, assorted boxes _ 5c. and 10c. a box.
2 doz. rust proof safety hooks and eyes, on card   5c.
4 inch strong bone hairpins (4 on card) iuc. a card
Pearl and gilt-headed lace pins on card   "'. 5c. a card
4 steel stem, glass headed hat pins, 10 inch, for   10c.
12 kid curlers, 5 inch long, in bundles, 10c. a bundle
Finest quality white pearl buttons, 2 and 4 hole, one dozen on card
 ----  5c. and 10c. per card
Black, tan and grey Saxony mendings, on cards and in balls,
 - - - - 3 for 10c.
Dunsmuir Ayq9J
Mr. George Pulos, a. Well-known To
b*cco MOL'chant iu Brockville, Ont.,
Tells of Hia Faith in tho Merit ol
"In  tho  fall  of   19
Pulos, under date of
I aoatraoted n vory si
•invalojit'd into Catarrl
I was living in  Now
trout-ad  with  four diff
who afforded 1
Lu BMOkvflle* I
to wt Oatarrh
Ur oatflt aud
iuUfl,     J    was
Oatarrhoconc, i
abttt ft coll with unfailing rosults.   It
in the grandest tnodicino in existonc
•tv-l   I   hope   my   testimony   will   ho   of
lomc use to othor follow-Bufferorn."
(Stoned)    George Pulos.
Refuse n substitute for Catarrhogono:
it al-ane <::ui cure,   Sold In 25c, GOc, and
SJ.OI alzoa by all deulors.
:;," writes Mr.
une 10th, 11*10,
vi-iv cold which
At that time
York statu and
rent physicians,
ie no roliof. On turning
was advised by a friend
izouo. L bought the dol-
was gratified by the re-
completely curod by
md have usod it since to
■VV   is   dreadfully   disappointed   in
her fiance."
"What's the trouble?"
"She's just found out that all those
beautiful tilings he quoted from Shakespeare weren't original."
•   •   #
I dou't see any sense iu referring tithe wisdom of Solomon,'1 said the
man, s'nartly. "Ite had a thousand
' answered tlio woman, tartly;
nod liis wisdom from them."
■■ he
rIIHiB there are many venerable
and famous trees in tlie world,
every country having a Bpoci*
mou or two tbat il regards with BpeoJal
pride aid veneration, most of them are
iu the fin-it Hush of youth when compared with tho great plane tree on tho
inland of Cos, in the Aegean Sea.
This tree stands in the main street
of the principal town, which is also called Cos. Under its branches, tradition
has it, both St. Luke and St. Paul rested.
It is a pretty big tree, eighteen yards
in circumference uud over two thousand years old. It is surrounded by a
podium, or raised platform, breast-high,
doubtless built to support tho trunk of
the tree after it had become hollow and
weak from age.
The lower branches are still well preserved, and have been shored up by
pieocs of antique columns, over tho
upper ends of which the branches have
grown like caps, in consequence of the
pressure of their own 'Weight.
dose by the tree is a solid marble
seat which is said to have been the
chair of Hippocrates, the Greek physician, called "The Father of Medicine,"
and it is supposed that he taught the
art mf healing from that seat. Hippo*
urates was born at Cos in 460 B.C.
This circumstance gives a clew to tho
great age of the celebrated plane-tree,
which must be considerably over two
thousand years old.
won't  print any such stuff in
tliat!"   said   the   editor   loftily,
aa   lie   handed   hack   the   iiianu-
"Well,  you   needn't  be  so  haughty
about  it,"  retorted tiie  irregular con
tributor.   ' You're not the only oue
won 't print  it."
Women With Weakness
For all weakness from which girls
and women suffer, no surer remedy exists thau Br, Hamilton's Pills. They
maintain that bracing health every woman so earnestly desires; thoy uproot
disease, and bring strength that lasts
till old age.
"Xo medicine could be more beneficial than Dr. Hamilton's Pills," writes
Mrs. Mary E. Ayrton of Victoria. "1
have been strengthened, my digestion
is better, I have improved tn color and
feel considerably better since using Dr.
Hamilton's Pills.'' Sold everywhere,
Hoc per box* or five boxes for ono dollar.
N aged colored man was passing
a fish store wheu he stopped to
examine it huge turtle chained in
the doorway as an advertisement.
Ho had never soea a turtle before,
and he prodded the strange creature
curiously. Suddenly he popped his
finger into his mouth with a howl of
pain. After the finger had stopped
bleeding, ho gazed at it ruefully, then
eyed  tho  turtle apprehensively.
"What's the matter, 'Rastusf" asked the fish dealer with a griu.
'*Nuflin', sah, nulliu' Ah wns jest
wonderin' whether Ah had been bit or
'One short sharp answer will denote to
Sammy that the matinee is over.' The
teacher welcomed my uid. That after
noon I dropped in and took charge of
the exercises. I told the children I
would allow just one question each.
And Sammy stumped me. 1 had hardly
made the announcement bofore his hand
waa up.
"What is it, Sammy?" I asked,
"Mas a duck eyebrows?" askod Sammy.
The Tailor—" Married or single?"
1*e Customer—"Married. Why?" The
Talior—"Then let me recommend my
patent safety-deposit pocket. It contains a most ingenious little contrivance
(4>M feels exactly like a live mouse."
"A number of performances are being described as improprieties," said
ono theatrical producer, "yes," replied
Uie other, "it's getting harder every
yvnr to tell what improprieties the pub
lie regards as proper.''
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Dr.Martel's Female Pilff
Prfiflcrtbnd nnd recommended for women's ail*
moats, a ■dontifioally prepared remedy of
proven wortn. Tho result from tlieir use Is
quick sad permanent. For sale nt ull drug
RS. WILSON'S husband wns ofton
obliged to make long journeys on
business, and frequently did not
reach home till after midnight.
His wife hnd usually slept peacefully
at these times, but a number of burglaries in the neighborhood during ono of
Mr. Wilson 'a trips hud disturbed her
One night Mr. Wilson was stealing
carefully up tho stairs, ao that his wife
ahould not be awakened, when ho heard
her voice, high and strained:
I don't know whether you are my
husband or a burglar," she culled;
"but I am going to bo on the snfe side
aud shoot. S'o if you aro Henry you'd
better get out of the way."
AN American newspaper correspondent, who followed tho government
army in a recent revolution in a
Latin-American country, tells a story
about an experience that ho hnd with
the general commanding the division
The correspondent observed that in
every town that the troops invaded
they would help themselves to everything that was not nailed, screwed, or
anchored down.
This did not appeal to tho American's
ideas of tbe rules of war, and ho reported the misdoings of the soldiers to
the* commander.
hat is selfish." said the latter, indignantly. "T will see to it that when
we reach the next town you will have
the first chance."
Tho correspondent confined himself
thereafter to tho writing of "copy."
EDWAEI) TERRY, the distinguished
English comedian who has appeared in a number of plays iu Canada
iurentJv, tells this story:
Some years   ago, when   playing    iu
Leeds,   Kngland,  I started  a  swimming
competition nmong the members of the
Hupnny, and to encourage them, offer*
1 as a prize a silver loving cup (won,
y the way, hy the late Edward Lou-
en).     The   event   apparently   created
nne interest In the town, and a friend
heard two men engage In a discussion
First Man: "I say, durst ta know
this 'ere Terry's given a coop to bes'
swimmer i' company?"
Second    Man:    "Aye,   what's    thut
First  Man:   "Oh, I suppose  it's  to
eep them play-actors clean."
1 WKLL-KNOWN theologian said ii
A     a   recent address:
"Thomas  A.  Edison  tells  us
hat he thinks the soul is not immortal*.
But, after all, what does this great
wizard know about souls? His forte
is electricity and machinery, and wheu
he talks of souls he reminds mo irrest-
ibly of the young lady who visited the
Baldwin Locomotive Works and then
told how a locomotive is made.
" ' Vou pour,' she aaid, 'a lot of sand
nlo a lot of boxes, and you throw old
stove lids and things into a furnace,
and then you empty tho molten stream
into a nolo in the sand, and everybody
yells nud swears. Then yuu pour it
out, let it cool, and pound it, aud then
you put in it a thing that bores holes
in it. Then you screw it together and
paint it, and put steam in it, and it
goes Splendidly J and they take it to
a drafting room and make a blue print
of it. But oue thing I forgot!—thoy
havo to make a boiler. One man gets
inside and one gels outside, and they
pound frightfully; and then they tie
it to the oilier tiling, and you ought to
sec  it   gol"
HERE ia the true story of how Representative   Champ   Clark    of
Missouri,   who   hus  got  a   half
nelson on the speakership of the next
House  at   Washington,  got   hia  name.
He told it himself to a reporter:
My parents named me .lames Beau-
champ Clack (he said). They didn't
christen mo because thoy were Camp
bellite-s nnd didn't believo in christen
ing. I hadn't been noticiug things
very long before I discovered that there
is a .T. ii, Clark at nearly every post-
office in the United States. Ono day
1 went down into Kentucky to a place
where as usual there was u man named
J. B. Clark. Nearly ull of my mail
went to him. He was a queer sort of
fellow, and he opened my letters nnd
sent them back to tbe writers. When
I found that out, you may be sure I
got mad. I then und there decided to
change my name.
Tho first thing I did was to drop off
the "James." I thought it would be
a nice thing to be called Bcauchamp
Clark. But the first thing I knew they
were calling me Beechamp, Boochamp,
Bichamp, Bawchnmp, aud every other
kind of "Champ." Nobody could pronounce it right. I never was certain I
could either. So I just dropped off the
first part and kept tho "Champ."
It was the best thing I ever did. I'll
bet you almost anything you waut that
there is no man in Congress that gets
his full name printed in the papers a:
often ab I do. Other fellows are referred to as Representative Smith, Re
presentative .Tones, etc., but they call
me Champ Clark. Just how much that
lucky name hns to do with my political
success I can't say, but I know it has
done a lot.
auu incessantly heats part of the terrestrial globe; so the first cause of rain is
tiie sun sent to earth uu unvarying
certain times it ts reasonable to suppose that the earth at such times is
overheated by the sun. This is a fact
and not, a theory.
Ancient astronomers believed that
the suu sent to eareh an unvarying
quantity of heat. To-day the sun is considered to be a variable star. After recurring intervals of some eleven ytf.rs
and six months the sun appears lo its
observers as an immense bull of fire,
Mazing like the newly fed fires of a
forge. The fires glow and the element*
(which in their normal stato ure gaseous) decompose aud separate, their sep
aratiou and decomposition being the
offoct of the increase of heat.
During sun storms, photographed by
means of the powerful instruments of
modern astronomy, some of the flames
have attaiued a height equal to the dis*
lance between tho moon and the earth.
At such times fire springs from ull parts
of the sun's surface aud the sun-spots
increase iu number aud in size.
In former times the sun's storms ware
supposed to bo tho results of a momentary cooling of the planet; now they
were supposed to bo the results of a mo-
are regarded as indications of very high
solar temperature. The interval between the storms mny be less than
eleven and a half yoars; it may bo
much longer. This fact should bo considered in comparing the sun's activity
and the earth's climate.
Since tlie year 1010 the sun has beeu
under man's observation and its periodi
are known to have been variable. Some
of its phases have been short; others
have been very long. Some have been
of marked fury; others have boon call
During tho last half of the nineteenth1
century the sun was notably calm. Recent solar stud}- hns revealed the existence of romarknble laws. There is one
genoral rule: two normal poriods are
followed by a period of groat activity.
Fifty-four meteorological stations in
Kngland have recorded excessive rainfalls when sun-spots were most numerous and most threatening, and a comparison of the registers of the world's
meteorological stations shows that inundations have beon worst when the
disturbance on the sun was greatest. In
1003 astronomers traced the solar influence in tho rain curves mapped for
the region of Paris. To the fluctuations
due to that influence they attributed
tho great inundation of the Seine.
Since the tenth century the European
climate has been divided into periods of
drought and of humidity, obviously
traceable, like the variations of the lev
els of tho great lakes, to tho influence
of the sun's cycles. These facts justify
the claim that meteorology is based on
very simple and very reasonable prin*
to write each neglectful horseman for!
the information that is required under
the rules of the National Trotting Association. Rule Two reads as follows:
"The entry shall give the name and
address of tho owner, and if signed by
an ageut, the name and address of the
said agent; also the name and color of
the horse, whether a stallion, gelding,
or mare, tho name of the sire, aud the
name of tho dam, if known; if uu-
known. it shall ho so stated in the
entry. If uny of these requirements
are not complied with, the offending
party may be fined not less than $5.00
or more thnn $60,00 for each offence,
and if the facts aro falsely stated for
the purpose of deception, tho guilty
party shall be fined, suspended, and
It ia a notorious fact that this rule,
important as it is, has been Ignored
completely by many horsemen and secretaries. Why this is the case is hard
to understand. Ignorance cannot be
pleaded as an excuse, for there is not
mau in a thousand whu makes un
entry that does not know the name,
color and sex of the liorse he is entering, and few there are who do not know
the sire ami tho dam of the horse. Still
this necossary information is not (rivet
simply through carelessness, but it the
governing associations would inflict a
few penalties as provided in Rulo Two,
the desired result would soon be brought
about. The Horse Review carried ou a
systematic campaign aftor the publication of the Year Book for 1908, and
by menus of private correspondence and
through the medium of its columns succeeded in recovering the pedigrees of
many horsos, the breeding of which wns
recorded as untraced. This work, commendable aa it wns on the part of the
Review, should never have boon necessary.
It is not vory mauy years since the
writer, in attendance at one of the big-
gost race meetings ever held on the
ice in Canada, had occasion to call upon
the secretary to obtain information
about certain horses which should have
appeared on tho regular programme,
but which were omitted; but this office
wus not forthcoming even from tho
secretnry in person, who knew ns little
about the sires and dams of the leading
horses nt him meeting as it is possiblo to
imagine. The entry forma were referred to, but, like the secretary, they
wore devoid of information, so a canvass of the drivers had to be made, nnd
Useful Around the Farm
"Kudosed please find one dollar fer
which please send me two largo Stu buttles of tferviliue. It ia a remedy that 1
do not. care to be without, it is w-
pccially good around the furm far mm*
or beast. The worst neuralgia it e*r««
nt once. For a cold, sore throat, «
chest affection, nothing is better thai
(Signed)   "Richard lUmlf-a.
"French River, $it."
Get Nerviliue today. Sold hf at!
dealers in 25o and 50c bottles.
as they were widely scattered, the t-aoh
was not the most pleasant, wrhh the
thermometer registering about torn he
low zero. This failure of the secretory
to obtain the name of thc site nud dam
of one horse iu particular, at, this same
meeting, made it possible for «ne ew-aer
to pull off the biggest coup that hat-
ever been known at a ham-fits herse
meeting in this country. It hoi Www
generally supposed that this owner ww»
within his rights in doing as mm Hid.
but n reference to Rule Two will ih«w
that he was transgressing tho roles of
the N.T.A.,, and as the meeting in que*
tiou was held under the protection of
the big association, fte secretary woe
really a party to fhe deception, ft <i#
doubtful if it has ever occurred to tfeie
secretary that there had been a gross
I infraction of the rules under which Ms
>ting was conducted, but thetm waa.
Every horseman in Canada kanwa the
orse thut was the medium mf the
'killing," and all will agree that if
the advance Information as to has se*,
color, sire, nud dam had booa give*
with his entry, as required by ** racing rules, and had appeared on the
score card, this "killing" would have
been of much smaller proportions. However, the owner, whose name is almost
aa well known ns that of his fnmens
horse, is a renl good sportsman, aal I
for one am not sorry ho slipped oTOr
the trick, even if he did leave himself
liable to a fine.
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*7w  COUCH3   6  COLDS   J
ot miner at the juvenile Intel*
1," said a district superintend*
enl. " Sometimes a boy ean auk
cstioiiB that a man can't answer,"
And he went on to tell of an export*
08 he had when lie wan principal of
e of the New Vork schools. He wns
Hod on by a teacher to como to her
aid   she
"It's nil right," snid she, "until
natural history hour* comes. Sammy
Iciues lives ou a farm, and he thinks
lie knows more about natural history
than the man that invented it. (To
koops asking me questions—nnd if I
inswap thom Sammy laughs, and If ]
Inn't. t he children do. Discipline is
•limply gone to pot The children would
jivo up their recess if I would lengthen
he natural history hour by five minutes."
.So,"  suid   the  school   superintend
rp\VO or throe years ago there foun-
L. dered at sea the good old ship
Dessoug, n stout craft that had a
long and varied career which ended in
her serving in tho humble capacity of
a coal transport. The DeBSOUg was
launched iu Scotland in 1804, nnd her
most notable feat was the bringing to
the States of the obelisk that was presented to the city of New York by the
Khedive of Kgypt.
A u interesting stury is told in cou-
nection with this voyage of the Dessoug, seeing that tho vessel was, strictly speaking, a "pirate" during that
A lieutenant in the service of the
United States wus commissioned to go
to Alexandria to bring the obelisk. Act
iug in behalf of his country, the Heuten
ant purchased the Dessoug irom a
steamship company in the eastern Med
itorraneau for the sum of tweuty-fivt
thousand dollars. Two plates were ro
moved from the bows and the big obc
lisk wus rolled right into the hold
where it was made secure and the plates
were replaced. Although the old boat
met with terrific storms on the way
over and her machinery became disabled, sho brought the obelisk safely
into port.
The romantic feature of the trip,
however, lay in another phase of tlie
Dessoug's experience. Wheu it was decided by tho oilicer mentioned to buy
the ship curious complications arose. He
was warai'd that if bo applied for clearance papers muny attachments would
be placed on the boat, by reasou of debts
owing to Knglish and Greek merchants
by the ruler of Egypt So as soon as
tho obelisk wus aboard nnd properly
fastened, the ship put to sea without
any lormality.
Now, the united States Congress did
not permit the American flag to bo
tlown over craft built abroad, and the
captain durst not raise the Egyptian
colors since he hnd not officially cleared
from the Alexandria custom-house. The
Dessoug was, therefore, literally a pirate shi|i, and as such fair prize for any
civilized nation that should capture her.
The ollicer took the precaution, however, to write to the governor of Gibraltar, the only port whereat he Intend*
ed to stop, stating the exact facts and
requesting that he direct the ollicer who
should come aboard to runke only
au per fi olal examination.
Before Alexandria was left the name
of the boat was painted on the quarters
and on the bows iu letters more than u
yard high. This was done in order that
her identity might be fixed by any vessel conceiving the notion of tiring a shot
across the bows.
The governor nt Gibraltar proved
complaisant ami allowed the nationless
crafl to coal aud provision at his port.
Had he chosen, he could have seized the
pirate and sent the obelisk in the hold
to England.
DECENTLY there was afforded a con-
IV   vincing proof of the weight of the
waters of the Great Salt Lake.
A strong gale of wind was blowing
over the lake and driving its surface
into low, white-capped ridges, while
along the shore the foam lay like flat
banks of newly fallen snow. If that
gale had passed acro.es a lake of fresh
water of uke extent, it would unquestionably have produced such an agitation of its surface that navigation
in small boats would have been difficult
if uot highly perilous.
Hiit the waters of the Great Salt
Lake, although driven into ridges as
just remarkod, showed a curious resistance to the wind, and the waves, rising
to only a slight elevation, moved with
au appearance of lethargy that the eye
could not but notice.
Yet thero was an immense momentum
stored up in theso low, heavy, slowly
moving waves. Venturing into the
water at n point where the depth did
not exceed four feet, the observer found
that it was impossible to stand against
The curious buoyancy of the water,
containing twenty-two per cent. Off salt
in solution, increased the helplessness
of tlie buther. He was not submerged,
but wns lifted and carried like a cork.
It would probably have been impossible to dive through ah oncoming wavo
after tho manner practised by bathers
along the Atlantic coast. In the Great.
Salt Lake people are not drowned
through sinking, but strangled while
still afloat. The bitter water may enter the nir passages with fatal effect,
but the body floats until it reaches tho
hhore or is picked up.
The Horseman
A Purely Vegetable Pill.—The chief
ingredients of Parmelee's Vegetable
Pills are mandrake and dandelion, sedative and purgative, but perfectly harmless in tlieir action. They cleanse and
purify and have a most henlthful effect
upon tlie secretions of tlie digestive
organs. Tho dyspeptic and all who stiff or
from liver and kidney ailments will
And in these pills the most effective
medicine in concentrated form that bas
yot been ottered to the suffering.
"1 told you in so many words not
to dare to take n drink today!" wmiil
Mrs.. Jawback. "Tha'sh what j*' did.
m' dear," agreed Mr. Jawhiiek. "Toil
told me in so many words that 1 cwld
n't remember 'em."
"She's vory wealthy!" "Very.''
Money left to her?" "No; she is tfce
author of a book entitled 'Hints to
Beautiful Women.' " "I pre-mrae all
the beautiful womei in the country pur
chased it." "No, but all the plotn wo
men did."
Shilehb Cum
Stops the Cough and Builds Up the System
When you are till "run down" you catch e-nlH omaHf.
aud vour cough "hangs on."   By taking
of Tar and Cod Liver Oil
you not only cure the local trouble but alno poroitneatly
strengthen the whole body.
The Beech Tar in the Syrup is soothing an4 tooling
while the Cod Liver Gil stimulates the appetite tuid ia
creases (he weight and bodily vigor. Both are niriiod ii
the pleasant tasting syrup.
Mathiou's Nervine Powders which sell in bnxrm mf. 16
for 2:1c. are the best treatment for nny fever #r ferec
ish cold, as well as the best cure for headaches.
Western Distributors
Winnipeg,   Edmonton.   Vancouver  and  Saskato-ta
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■iil.l cdlno to h
nns ni|i tin- Btfotiffth nml undor-
mine tlio vlfnlltyV ohlRlton. Strongth.
ii thom by using Mothor Graves1 Worm
KxiiTiniiintni   to  drivo  out  tlie  para-
V goographors floods nro attributed
to Ilio destruction of tho forests;
astronomors hnve attributed them
to comets; Wetoorologlste n'ssort thai
thoy ure duo to tho rain.
When ruin fnlls continuously for
days, it is natural to ask: Where dues it
nil coiiie from! It i'l ovldonl that it
. nines fro mt lie* clouds, and ull know
ilmt clouds ure formed by tlio evuporn-
lion of tbo wator of th loans. The
evaporations   take   place   because   the
Shi fobs Cun
quickly stopi tamimm, core* coltU, faiala
ib» tkretC triMM-h     • • "    •ificaat*
IN a leading editorial last week, that
excellent authority on harness horse
matters, the Horse Review of Chicago, takes up tho matter of the neglect of horsemen tu make tlieir entries
for rnce meetings in proper form, a
cnrelossticsB which causes no end of
trouble to the American Trotting Reg*
inter Association, compilers of the Venr
Hook, an invaluable work to the horsemen themselves.
As a rule, secretaries of harness
horse meetings are so eager to get entries that they will accept them in uny
old shape, proper or improper, us long"!
as the entry fee is forthcoming, when
u little ell'ort. ou their part to get the
color, sex, aire and dam of the horso
entered would save a great deal of
work for others later on, and bring the
sport of harness racing up to a higher
standnrd. Many horsemen take it for
granted that nil they huve to do in
making entries is to give tlie names of
their horses and the classes in which
tliey wish to start them, und leave it
to "the secretnry to do the rest, the
secretary, in nine eases out of ten, not
knowing anything about the breeding
of the horscse so entered. In accepting
such entries the secretaries are also to
blame.    It would take but little time
While more prevalent in winter, when
sudden chaugoa in the weather try the
strongest constitution, colds nnd coughs
and ailments of the throat may conn
in any season. At the lirst sight til
derangement u:-;e Bickle's Auti-Cun-
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experienced, and use of the medicine
until the cold disappears will protect
the lungs from attack. Vox anyone
vith throat or chest weakness it cannot
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THK gowns worn at this moment in several new plays
present, a  richness of detail, a wenlth of ideas that
makes tho Btudy of them intensely interesting and valuable at this time of year, when women are preparing new
costumes for lato winter and early spring.
All the work of l'aquin nro the four new costumes that
Iho wonderful l'olaire wears during the four nets of her new
piny, Montmnrtre. Each gown expresses different qualities
each one is u lesson in the seience of beauty, the value of
correct lines, aud all aro.elegant; not with the elegauco of
Montmnrtre, but tho elegance of the rue do la Pais, and,
while expressly adapted to the strange personality of Polaire,
the supple slenderness of her figure, these gowns nre the latest
of the present fashions, with hints of those to follow. How
simple the first gown of roynl blue voile, hung over blue
Liberty silk, with touches of red on the corsage, and for trimming only a collarette of fine Maliuo luce and a belt of black
patent leather. Thc skirt shapes a tunic, cut square at one
side. Marked with French tasto and smartness is the gown
erf the second act of exquisite, wood colored velvet. The upper part of its short tunic skirt points iu the back. As
ample in outline as the other, it is more elaborate in effect,
with a yoke-shaped collar of splondid Venice lace framing
Uie throat iu n littlo square partly filled with a tiny, collurless
gaimpe of flesh colored, unlined, mouBseline de soie.
Black Velvet Hat
At tho elbows the small sleeves aro divided by pointed
pieece of tbe lace of the collar, and her slender waist iB bouud
fey a narrow belt of wood colored sutin. At the end of the act
ihe throws over this gown a stunning wrap of matching
'    ■'   -U1-  ***■•• »''<Hv  ktrim-d  iu two shades of
•fee  tnrowa ovot   mm B»..» ..  .....„..„
velvet, trimmed with fur oddly striped iu two shades of
hrown, and thrusts her head iuto a little velvet, fur-trimmed
ttque with a soft crown dropping towards the buck. The
third gown—a sumptuous creation of white tulle gleaming
with embroideries of white pearls and jet tubes and strass
ntuaes. It hangs over a sheath gown of white sutin trimmed
at the hem with a wide band of Venice lace. The corsage is
severed with bead embroidery und trimmed with silver-
embroidered lace, hung iu squares over n satin girdle. At each
side the tunic skirt is caught under n jeweled ornament, and
a narrow line of pearl embroidery edges tue short, unlined
telle sleeves. Through their transparency shine tbe jewelled
bracelets that bind her arms above her elbows, and her ungloved hands are all ablaze with jewels. As splendid, hut
finite different, is the fourth and final gown. Of vivid Empire green mousseliiie de soie, it has a slender, twining train
—like a scarf; half-way to tho waist the front of the skirt
ia embroidered with gold and hemmed with a narrow baud
tf ikinchilla fur. A heavy gold cord marks the high waist-
line. Simple in outline as tlie others, it is strikingly brilliant
Id color, and iu richness of the gold decoration all topped by
a big black hat trimmed with an immense black cock's feather that droops at oue side in a manner that becomingly
frames her expressive face, At the end she Wraps herself in
a great cloak of white and taupe colored satin, with a big
Oapuchiu hood caught in front by a brass buckle. The fin
adornment is achieved by two bauds of different fur set close
together—one of ermine, one of taupe; arranged tlniB it borders the horn, tho hood, and the sleeves,
a   •    »
Naw gowns thnt hnve appeared nt recent new plays are
extraordinarily graceful in their straight, long lines of skirt,
aad the loose-shouldered fit of corsage. The Grecian tunic
and the full-belted tunic are each weighted with the desired
close effect by handsome fringes.
Striking is n recent one-sided effect of tho corsage. One
short sleeve, with the shoulder line iu cue with it, may be of
heavy lace, whilo tho other shoulder may be covered with the
graceful draping of the tunic, 'ihis example is prettier than
most, having this effect, for it gives tho idea that the tunic
has been dropped from one shoulder of a lace undergarment,
etherwise quite hidden. An overdress of square meshed white
Mile bordered with a ten-inch wido band of white bead em
broidery ' '*" *"—
distances, with four-men mm- jv „...   __.
beaded net is cut into a nearly belt-deep square, revealing
natch the skirt.   This idea may be .slab-
..*•*•».. mid materials.
Br7    i '   i ™u». 11 ten-inch wido band of white bead em-
lo bordered with a ten  nen wmo bright-flowered
mpAth& Wfffikir  o'itiAftitld tbft times at equal
2K & ttet wide fringe.   The corsage of the
ai under corsage to mui*-*..- *..*-     --
orated on and made with various colors and mnterinh
The shoulder of nn evening corsage cut in a wide,
square of silver laee with raised silver embroidery, hns one
•Annldw and one side of it covered by a five-yard long scarf
shoulder and one sid
ef thinnest black tulle that is carried to the opposite hip
and caught tfc       l   ■•.«•»«
fringe weights
hollow in the throat it reaches in a straight line to the top
of the shoulder; tho lengthened line uf the guimpe on the
shoulder thus achieved is particularly becoming.
There is at present a curious period of indecision—of tentative attempts in one direction und another, interesting to
thoso who follow the fashions. In coats, hats, aud gowns
this hesitating note is seen. B^[!!!!!_
While coats of all lengths are worn, women nre turning
more anil more to the very long coat for afternoon wear
over long-tailed daytime calling gowns. Long and close, in
either sack shape or eut on more circular lines, these coats
are preferred, ut this season, built of the lovely satin-faced
cloth, that hang so beautifully, with the thinnest of linings.
When the sleeve is cut in ouo with the shoulder it is left
three-quarters long; if set into an nrmhole it is generally in
plain long coat-sleevo form, and finished with a wido cuff of
the velvet, that faces the rovers.
Of great elegance is a long, satin-faced cloth coat, trimmed with an immense velvet collar that at one sido of the
back stretches into a long point, dragged longer by a heavy
silk tassel.
*   •
The most conspicuous difference between the American
school girl and her English cousin of tho same age is in the
method of arranging the hair. Long after the American girl
has donned trailing skirts and wears her hair high on her
head her sister across tbe seas is still wearing her skirt a
little below her knees and her hair loose down her back.
This difference is typical of the whole race of English and
American girls between the ages of fifteen and eighteen
years. The former is looked upon and feels herself to be a
child until the schoolroom door has closed upon her for all
The American girl, on the other hand, all her life is
treated as a being of importance, and at tho age of sixteen
considers that she should emphasize in every wny possible
the dignity which she feels and the deference which should
be accorded to her. Hence up goes her hair and down goes
the length of her skirts, and the simple schoolgirl is changed
into a miniature woman of the world.
It is a pity that there should not be a happy medium in ,
this state of affairs. The tall, lanky English girl of seventeen or eighteen would not appear so ungainly or self-conscious if she were dressed with an idea of making the long
limbs less conspicuously awkward by simply extending the
skirts to her ankles and pinning up the hair to the nape of
the neck.
But the American girl, generally less tall for her years,
should not at the age of fifteen be gowned in models much
like those of her mother wears and arrange her hair in a
manner that would be equally becoming to a woman of fifty.
Unless she is exceptionally tall, her hair should not go up
before she 1b seventeen. It may be worn in some pretty
fashion low on the neck with a soft pompadour at front and
Bides, but no massing of puffs and false curls in imitation of
the present unhappily exaggerated method of arrangement.
IN the euroniclea of the Tang dynasty,
which nourished in China from CIS
to 907 A.D., reference is found to a
daring innovation introduced by certain
hangers-on of the imperial court, writes
Franklin Oblinger iu the World Work.
Taking advantage of their opportunity
for securing first-hand information,
these mountebanks had made a practice
of parading the streets of the capital
bearing placards whereon they had Inscribed thc august doings oi the Son
of Heaven and tlio latest news of his
court, incidentally they did not fail
to gather an ample revenue from the
crowds that were allowed to read the
placards, and whose curiosity they thus
Though severely condemning tlie practice as wholly lacking in propriety, the
Imperial Government uever suppressed
it, and these pioneers of "the fourth estate" wero perniitt'd to ply their nefarious trade un molested. Finally it
occurred to some journalistic genius
that instead of exhibiting placards indiscriminately to the crowds and depending upon their uncertain gratuities,
the same result oould be better attained
by printing the news und selling copies.
This solieine had at least the advantage
of confining the scrutiny of imperial
doings to the edueuted, and thc govorumont had no objection to granting a
franchise for the purpose.
Such is the origin of the Ti Chau, or,
as it is better known, the Pekin-g
Gazette It is undoubtedly the oldest
newspaper in existence, antedating by
several centuries the first journals published in Venice. Its twenty-odd octave
pages still make their regular appearance, filled with imperial decrees, notices of appointments, and memorials
from such high dignitaries as have been
accorded the privilege of addressing thc
throne. These leaves are loosely
stitched together in a cover of imperial
yellow, which distinguishes the publication as the official organ of the government.
As tho season advances new stoles and scarfs are con-
Thoso made of blnck and colored che-
Itantly appearing.
t, are the latest *.     .
mart charity sale last week
ly appearing,     -.uvot.	
are the latest fancy and extremely pretty they are.
■■*.« niim-iiv Hnle hist week a woman wore a long, w
Stiles of chenille
b'niiil of nl.link fiif *"■' nl I1'" W     v ,„
the Blii.iiHor. ...
Velvet Hat with Grey Feathers
As with the correct length for her skirts, the psychological moment for "putting up ' the hair must depend largely
upon the size of the girl in question—how tall she is for her
age and whether the hair worn up ou top of tho head is
decidedly more becoming or not to hor profile and full face.
At all events, the hair must not go up before the skirts
havo inched the ankles uud should not bo arranged in any
elaborate, really grown-up way until she is old enough to
wear n real train gown. Tho process should be gradual and
worked out together, bo that there shall be no sudden transformation in a day and the hair be worn suddenly up while
all tho skirts uro still fur off the ground.
»    *    *
In the evening there is naturally a desire to arrange the
hair in a more elubornto manner than is suitable with a
school dress, Ab a rule, however, if a becoming means of
arranging it has beeu found, it is best to keep to it until tbe
fashion has been outgrown, nnd the bright colored ribbous
will dress it up nicely.
When the hnir has been regularly put up a simple twining of ribbon nbout the knot is attractive in the evening or
a cluster of tiny rose buds muy be placed nt n becoming
angle ngainst the knot. It is a fashion of the moment, however, to wear no ornament or flowers in the coiffure save a
costly jewelled band or really handsome ornament, such as
would bo most inappropriate for a girl not yot "out," and
at the smartest dances the majority of girls present wear no
ornaments, not even the pretty flower wreaths in their hair.
Ribbon run through pieces, or, rather, strands of hair, has
gone out of vogue, but narrow bands of silk or satin tw.Bted
about the knot give an undeniably pretty touch of color just
where it will show most becomingly. White is not, us a rule,
so becoming against the hnir ns a brighter shade, but any
pale shade wli.<-h mntchon tlie gown will carry out the color
effect of the dress attractively.
But beyond merely stumbling upon
the idea, the Chinese did little, if anything, in the way of developing the art
of journalism. The Gazette had its imitators in the provincial capitals, and in
these official announcements about local
affairs were recorded. Of comment and
criticism, there was nothing, much less
any effort in the direction of moulding
public opinion or of giving general information. The arbitrary habits of
Oriental rulers may have made such attempts hazardous, if not impossible, or
it may be that the Chinese attitude toward such innovations was correctly expressed by Commissioner Yin. On being
asked whether he did not wish to have
the latest dispatches from Europe translated to him, he quietly replied that
"one on whose belly reposed tbe Ave
books and four classics felt no need for
the latest dispatches."
At any rate, it was not until Christian missions were established that
newspapers, In our sense of the word,
came to be printed in Chinese. The missionaries were active in literary work,
and from the publication of religious
books soon branched ont Into journalism. Their periodicals contained much
general information in addition to newt
of a religious character, and were circulated extensively outside of their eon*
gregations. Of these religious papers,
the Chinese Christian Intelligencer and
the Christian Advocate, both published
in Shanghai, are the best known. Following their succesB, the Sin Wan Pao,
or Daily Chronicle, the Tung Pao, or
Eastern Times, the oldest daily papers
of Shanghai, were established.
But by far the most decisive impetus
to journalism was furnished bv the results of tbe uprising of 1900. The oc
cupatlon of i'eking by foreign armies,
the flight of the imperial court, and the
terrible punitive expeditions, all combined to shatter the traditional notions
of their own superiority which had so
long been entertained by the Chinese.
They were now willing and anxious to
learn the sources of Western efficiency.
They became intensely interested
Western arts and sciences. In 1905 it
.wub estimated that no less than six
hundred treatises on scientific subjects
had been translated from foreign Ian
guages into Chinese. Students were
sent abroad in great numbers. In 1897,
Commissioner McLeavy Brown had established the Chinese imperial post nnd
had put into effect a schedule of postal
rates which waB probably the lowest in
the world. Thus both the demand uand
the facilities for a secular press had
come into being.
The Japanese were the first to appreciate the opportunity which the new
conditions afforded. Por a number of
years, the chambers of commerce of the
principal Japanese cities had maintain
ed in Shanghai a commercial college.
Hore Japanese youths wero instructed
in the geography, resources nnd com
merce of China. They were taught to
speak the principal native dialects, and
were mado familiar with the customs of
the rumple, These men were, thereforo,
admirably equipped for acting ns inter
mediariei between the Chinese and the
new learning- For some time thc Japanese interests had owned and published tho Tung Wen Hu Pao, or Universal
Gazette, of Shanghai, Similar journals were now started by Japanese en
terpriso in many of the provincial enpi
tnls, such as Foochow, Hankow, Ichou
fu, and other important cities. These
papers wero well edited, but both news
and comment were colored by Japanese
views. Other nationalities with interests in China began to appreciate the
importance of the newspaper ns a pel
itieal factor. The British and Germans
men now control a newspaper in Pekhi.
nnd the French hnve a semi-official organ in 1'Impartial, published in Tientsin.
The ChineBO, however, nro not the
icople to allow foreign influences to
permanently shape tlieir views, and the
great majority of periodicals are now
published under native auspices. In
i-icw of the arbitrary manner iu which
the officials have, during the past, suppressed unfavorable comment, moat of
theso publications aro issued under the
protecting nuine of some foreigner who
enjoys extra-territorial  rights,
Most of tho newspaper equipment
comes from Japan. The presses usod
are cheap cylinders manufactured after
European and American patents. As
human power is the cheapest, they are
equipped with treadmills. These are
operated by men who are paid at the
rate of two dollars a month iu our
money. The type constitutes a proportionately larger part of the initial outlay than is necessary with us. The
Chinese have no alphabet, aud every
idea is represented by a separate idea-
graph, The system is not, however, as
complicated as suggested by Mark
Twain's statement that it required forty years to sort a "pi" of Chinese
The paper is usually the poorest quality of tissue that will hold ink; it is
also manufactured in Japan. Even with
this saving the poverty of tho people
often makes original methods of circulation necessary, hi some places the
same editions nre successively distributed to different seta of subscribers,
boys being employed to gather i.p the
papers as soon as they have been rend
and carry them to another set of readers. Perhaps the most cosmopolitan
newspaper service in the world is that
which is found on the Tientsin-Pekin
Railway, The Chinese newsboy will
supply you with anything from Fisehi*
etto und Fliegende Blatte to thc San
Francisco Call. The Chinese dailies
usually sell for seven or eight; cash a
copy—a little less than half a cent.
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nd pressed upon public attention, bul
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o much favor as Parmelee's Vegetable
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MME. DE THEBES, the famouB necromancer, of Paris, who has studied the palms of every ruler in
Europe, nnd who has foretold the future
of most of the present-day celebrities on
the old-world side of the water, predicts
awful things for 1911.
France, she says in her "Almanac,"
is treading, as it were, upon the crest
of a mountain from which, on either
side, precipitous wallB fall downward.
A false step und she is lost. Floods will
continue to threaten the country, and
the Government iB bound, head first, into
deepest mourning.
England will see the great transformation into which she has already entered brought up in the gravest crisis.
These will not necessarily prove fatal
to her.
Germany "is not what she seems,
and her chief seems what he is not.
She has grown too swiftly, and, in tbe
drunkenness of her luck, which her variety of purpose will destroy, will come
the death or Incapacity of her master."
Austria bas a brilliant future before
her, Vienna will come into a splendor
never seen before, but at the expense
of St. Petersburg, which city Mme. De
Thebes wholly condemns.
Italy will see wonderful and nnlooked
for changes. The ancient regime will
be restored, even to the making of peace
with the Roman church. This will cause
the warmth which now exists between
France and Italy to wane, and even a
reaction to the point of enmity is likely
to set in.
In Spain, "the King has escaped, as
I predicted, the gravest personal perils,
and now, if he would vanquish, be
must trust to his own intelligence and
will power. May he rest master of
himself and not permit himself to listen
to retrograde influences.
For America, Mme. De Thebes' Almanac" of the future contains little,
albeit she is conversant with American
matters. The workingmen's movement
which seems growing at the present
time in the United States, will not meet
with any great degree of success. The
political crisis now on will poter out
sooner or later, like a damp firecracker.
The famous woman's specialty, of
course, is to foretell the future for the
individual. She every year "tells tho
fortunes" of Franco's high nnd mighty
whose futures she has not previously
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foretold, and of each of these sh#
keeps copious notes. And it is fro»
these notes that she is able to "tell tht
fortune" of France, and of Paris particularly. Tbe lives of her people, of
course, make the life of a nation.
Thus, Paris is to be plunged ink
mourning three times. Mme. De Thebei
says this because she read the futurt
for three people high in public life
whom she found were to be taken off
during the year. Two captivating
stage favorites of Paris, she says, are
to meet tragic ends before the end of
1911. A prominent statesman is tc
have "a romantic departure" or disap
pearance from view. Whether ho is t<
die or wed is not stated.
The world at large iB to see strong*
moral lapses and many peculiar lovt
affairs of universal interest; scandab
among high families, nnd deaths vt
some famous "old boys" whilo playiaf
at Romeo.
Some people seem to lose sight ml
tho fuct that it's the night before thai
makes the morning after.
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Here is a rare opportunity to
secure Fashionable Lingerie at
astonishing prices.
Do not miss this opportunity,      Everything marked in
plain figures on a Red 'Ticket.
Ladies' Waists, Corset Covers,
Drawers, Nightgowns,
Underskirts, Aprons.
Dainty White and Colored Dresses, in the Newest Styles
and Correct Trimmings.
SPECIAL PBICES on Curtain Muslins,
A full range of Matting Euga — at every
All Whitewear Goes. Everything marled in plain
Sin Leiser k Co, I
Dency Smith
k\ mm,
(Opposite Courtenay Opera House.)
Latest Paris and New York
Hats and Bonnets Executed in Any Style.
Is now open for business
with a nice fresh stock of
every thing good to eat.
Men's Pit Boots, Underwear,
Overalls, Shirts, Etc., Etc.
-«-*» «»*«**-*>■■- •
McRae, Acton & Hayman
Dunsmuir Avenue.
(Siddall's Tailor Shop.)
It would be to the advantage of intending
Purchasers lo inspect our large stock of well
known Pianos before making a final selection. Our stock is comprised in part of the
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Canada's Premier Piano.
Keller & Campbell.
Morris, and
Weiler Pianos.
Fletcher Bros.
The Music House,    Nanaimo, B.C.
School, Diamond Cbobbino.
8EALBD TENDERS, superscribed
"Tender for School-house, Diimiomi
Crossing," will be received hy tlie
lliiiioui'ittile the Minister of Public
Works up to 12 o'clock noon, of Wednesday, the 12th duy of June, 1912,
t'or tlie erection und completion of u
large one-room frame schisjl-hnuse nt
Diamond Crossing in die Newcastle
Klecioral Diatrict, B.C.
Plan., specifications, contract, anil
forms of tender may lie Keen on and
Miter the 22nd day of May, 1012, at
the offices of H. G. Shepiml, Esq,
Secretary of the School Hoard, Liidy-
•initli; the Government Agenta, Cum
liet'laiid and Nilliillino; and the lie
partmettt of Pul.Iic Wi.rks, Parliament
Buildings, Victoria.
E.ich proposal must be Aecompanied
liyan accepted cheque or certificate of
deposit on a chartered honk of Canada,
made payable to thc Honoridile the
Minister of Pul.lic Works, for the sum
of £225, which shall he forfeited if llie
party tendering decline to enter into
contract when culled upon to do so, er
il he fail to complete the w.irk con
tracted for. The cheques or certificate;
of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers
will lie returned tn them upon the execution of the contract.
Tender! will not be considered
unless made out on the forms supplied,
signed with the actual signature of the
tenderer, and enclosed iu the envelope.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer
Dcpartmrnt of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., Mat, 18th, 11)12.
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to
the Postmaster General, will be re
celved at Ottuwa un.il noon, on Fri
day, the 2Uth July, 1912, for the con
veyano'of His Majesty's Mails, on a
proposed conn-act for four years, thiee
limes per week each way, lietween
the residence nf Mr. N. Harvey, iu the
Minto Sollool District, where a posi-
ofiice may lie established, from the
Postuuisler-Uciierul's pleasure.
Primed notioei containing further
information aa to conditions of pro
posed contract may Ire seen and blank
forms of tender obtained at the post-
Hire at Cuiuls'i'land, and at the resi
leuee if Mr. Harvey, Spiiugvitle, anil
at theodici' nf the Post Ollice Inspector.        E. H. FLETCHER.
Post Ollice Inspectnr,
Post Office Insfiector's Office,   Victoria,
l't.C,, Mat/.list, 1012,
FOR SALE—Mare, 8 years' old, about
1750 pounds; also harness, wagon,
plough and harrow, good outfit for
small rancher. Apply Leigh tun &
Adoy, Coiirieiiay, B.C.
Tenders Wanted.
HF.AI.KP TKN IlKlls marked "Tender lor Stile
walk." will lit. rt'iinWiiil hy III., iinilt>r*l|rneil rip to
Mnmtuy, .Inly stli nil*!, at nix p tn., for the coa-
alructioli ot VOIISlllt "l.lewi>lks 111 th. Oily of Cum-
lierlantl. Han. anil .pet'lrlcrttloii. may he «eeii at
tlie attire <>{ Ihe Ulty Clerk, tumlierliiml, B.C.
Tlm work will r-.mti»in 4*11 OUblO yard, of fill, nnrl
710 entile ynnln of cement, more or leaa.
Forms of tutuler may lie obtained from Ihe city
clerk, and ah li-n.lt.i-*. must he accompanied by a
marked nlioque for the .urn of $100, aaid cheque to
he returned to un*ucceaaiul tenderer..
The luwiutl or any tender not neoeaeartly accepted
A. McKinnon, city cl.ik
City Hall, cumhorland, il.c, Jane mh, 1912
We have the best range of Men's
Felt Hats in the city, all up-
to-date,  Shapes and
From $1.75 to $5.00.
P. O. Box 100
W. A. Wagenhauser
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve $7,000,000
Drafts laauad In any currency, payable all over tha world
highest current rates allowed on deposits of ft and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   -   —     OPEN DA1V
D. M. Morrison, Manager
Wm. H.Hoff,  Manager.
Synopsis si Cul Mining Regulations
COAL mining right! of the Dominion
in Miiiiitubtt, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
tlio Yukon Territory. tlieN rihuint Terri
frinc antl in a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be letaad for a term
<>f twenty-one years at an annual rental of
$1 an acre. Not more than 2,500 aores
sill be leased to tine applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
Iu surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections,or legal subdivisions
of sections, and in uuaut veyed 'erritory
the tract applied for shall be staked uut by
i lie applicant himself.
Each application must be acenmpanied
by a fee of (ft which will be refunded if tbe
riiihts applied forare not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on tha
merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns ac-
.milling for the full quantity of meroh
aiirable coal mined and pay the royalty
thereon. If the coal miniag rights are
not being operated, such returns shall be
furnished at least once a year.
The leaw will include the coal mining
rightaonly, butthel,s*eeinay be permit-
led to purohaae whatever available sur
face rights may be considered necessary
forth* w.,rkiiii(of the mine at the rate of
t'or foil information application should
he made to the Secretary of the Dep.it-
ment of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to  any
Agent. rBub Agi-nr r.tDoiniuiou Lauds.
W   W. CORY.
Drpuiy Miniater of i he Interior.
N It Unauthorised publication uf this
ilv..iii,.*-.iiieiit a ill not be {.aid for.
r»>     wt
NOTICE.a hereby given that on
ih.- 29r.li ilny of Juno next application
will be uiailcto (lie Board of Licence
Commissioners for tile City of Cumber
land fur the transfer of the licence fur
lie Hale of liquor liy retail in and up ill
ilie premises known as the New Eng
laud Hotel situate on Uunsinuir -Ive,,
Cumberland, B.C., ft. in James II.
Walters to Joseph B, Walker.
J. //. Wallers, holder of license.
J. B, Walker, Applicant.
Dated this 14th day of June, 1912, ut
Cunilwilsntl, B.C.
FO/J SAi*E—Good dairy cows; also
Separator, Apply E. W. Clark,
Hernliy Island.
NOTICE is hereby given that on
the 29th day of June next application
will lie made to the Board of Licence
Commissioners for the City of Cumberland for the triinsfer of the licence for
the sale of liquor hy retail in and upon
ihe premises known as the Vendome
Hotel, sil uuted tin Dunsmuir Avenue,
ii the City of Cumberland, Provincs
of British Columbia, from Thoinoe
Wilson and Albert Brimberg to Rob-
it S. Robertson of the City of Cuiu-
icrland, B.C.
Thomas Wilson,
Albert Bramberg,
Holders of Licence.
R, S. Robertcon,
Applicant for Transfer
Dated this 18th day of June, 1012,
at Cumberland, B. C.
FOR SALE—Five acres at Union
Bav, for |4,000. A two-story house
which cost |1,500 en the property.
i<lso 40 fruit trees, Property is 500
feet from C.P.R, Railway. Terms aud
particulars at this ollice.
FOR SALE—58 acres south \ of section 82, Nelson District, adjoining the
Minto Hclmol house. Alio a Cement
Block-making machine, with brick at
tachment. The chance of a lifetime
for anyone desirous of going into the
cement block ami brick-making business, See BICKLE, the Real Estate
Fifteen acres of good land; six
acres cleared; three acres in
market garden containing raspberries, strawberries, etc.
A new five roomed house,
chicken house, barn. etc.
A good  running stream   of
spring water right at the door.
Also 200,000 feet of standing
fir timber.
Price   $3750.
E. W. Bickle,
Real Estate
FOR SALE—Two-story house, containing 9 rooms, on full sized lot,
Cleared, fenced, and planted wilh fruit
trees. A bargain, Part cash and
terms io suit purchaser. Apply E. W.
FOR SALE—20 cows, Jersey anil
other breeds; good stock. For furthes
particulars apply F.;.\IONACO..*0Ǥ
FOII SA/.E-ftO Sucking pigs; #8.00
each. Apply Robert Sullen,
Hornby Island, B.C.
Plastering  Contractor,
Cement  Work.
■  B.C.
Cumberland A Unii n Waterworks Co,
Sprinkling will Im allowed only two
nights a week, viz., TUESDAY and
FRIDAY, from 7 till 9 o'clock iu the
L any taps must be attended to at
Any changes or additions to existing
piping must be sanctioned by the company. By Order,
L. W. Nunns, Seo
Cumberland, B.C., Juno 29th. 1912.


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