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Array LADIES' CLOTH.
We are showing n rimyi* of IndiftB
cloth, in all the leading slmdos, —
myrtle, green, gray, inn, lirnwr,
navy lilueand hlm-li, Til inches wide
at 81.25 a yard.
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CAMPBELL BROS.
No. 104
THR ISLANDKK, 0TJM.liEBI.AND, B.C., SATURDAY, MAY IH. 101:'
Subscription price #1.50 per year
BUSY DAY AT THE PROVINCIAL
POUCE COURT ON MONDAY
Eleven Company Men at No. 5 Mine Charged
With Violating the Eight-hour Law
Appear before Judge Abrams.
EIGHT-HOUR LAW MUST BE OBSERVED
Mr. William Moresby, K ('., on behalf of  Attorney-
General's Department, Says no Severe Penalty
is Intended, but Law must bt* observed.
In the provincial police court
last Monday morning there were
eleven cases came up for hearing
befor Judge Abrams, stipendiary
magistrate, on the charge of having worked underground more
than eight hours in the twenty-
four. Mr. William C. Moresby,
of Victoria, appeared on behalf
of the Crown, while Mr. P. P.
Harrison appeared for the defend
ants.
The first case called was that
of Timothy Cockran, charged on
the complaint of Mr. John Newton, Inspector of Mines, for that,
on the 7th day of February, he
did unlawfully remain underground more than eight hours,
contrary to the Coal Mines Regulation Act.
Cockran pleaded guilty and was
fined five dollars and costs, or in
default thirty days.
The next case was Thomas
Baird, charged with the same
offence. The defendant pleaded
guilty and was promptly fined
five dollars and costs or in default
thirty days.
R. McAllister, sr., was the next
charged with violating the eight-
hour law. Upon the complaint
being read he pleaded not guilty.
Apparently the prosecution had
got hold of the wrong man—it
should have been R. McAllister,
jr. He was dismissed after the
magistrate had given him a dress
ing down for not notifying the
officer who served the summors
that it was McAllister, jr., instead of McAllister, sr.
The prosecution evidently had
their mind made up that the right
man should be served ultimately.
John Lewis was the next to ap
pear for the same offence. He
pleaded guilty and was fined the
same as the previous offenders.
A. Robinson pleaded not guilty
to the charge of working more
than eight hours. On the time
sheets of Colliery Company being-
produced it was proved that on
some days in February Robinson
was paid for 16 hours. He was
found guilty and fined the usual
amount.
P. Morgan charged with a similar offence pleaded not guilty.
The charge against him was with
drawn, as it was proved that a
shift was put in to make up for a
shortage in the previous month.
S. Tobacco and the remaining
culprit pleaded guilty and given
the usual fine, which was paid in
every case.
Mr. Moresby, on behalf of the
Attorney-general's Department,
informed the court that it was
not the intention of the government to seek a severe penalty,
but to see that the laws on the
statute books are carried out,
Certain legislation had been passed under the Coal Mines Regulation Act, and it was the intention
of the government to prosecute
and carry out the Act. In conclusion he said he hoped the prosecutions of to-day would have
the desired effect.
Bernard Farmer's case came
up for hearing in the provincial
police court house last Monday
night before T. E. Bate, J.P.,
and Wesley Willard. J. P. After
hearing the evidence of Allison
and Galloway, coal miners from
No. 5 mine, who worked in the
level and crosscut where the shot
blew through, killing a Chinaman. Their Worships decided to
acquit Farmer as, in their opinion, the evidence was insufficient
to send him up for trial.
Mr. W. Moresby, of Victoria,
appeared for the Attorney-General's department, and Frank
Higgins on behalf of the relatives
of the deceased Chinaman, while
P. P. Harrison watched the case
in the interests of B. Farmer.
The Anti-Tuberculosis Society
of Comox District are to be congratulated on having secured the
services of Mr. J. Hillary-Marty n's Players who are to appear
in aid of the above   society   at
Courtenay and Comox on the 17
th, and 18th, instant respectively.
The pieces chosen for production are "Snowball" and "Home"
the former a first rate comedy
abounding in amusing situations
and the latter a play of more human interest, although by no
means lacking in comedy,
A Titanic symphony, wherein
"Nearer My God to Thee" will
he the motif, is being written by
the Russian composer, Glazunoff.
It will be called "A Song of
Death," and will bring out all the
changes in the ill-starred vessel's
cruise, beginning with the joyful
start from   Southampton,   and
nding with the plunge into the
depths in the icefields south of
Gape Race.
LOST HIS PAPERS
Seattle, May 16.—United District Judge Cornelius H.Hanford
yesterday ordered the cancellation of the citizenship papers of
Leonard Olson, a Socialist agitator, on the ground that he committed a fraud when ha swore
that he was attached to the principles of the contitution oftheUn-
ited States. This is said to be the
first case on record where a man
has been deprived of citizenship
because of alleged seditious utterances. Olson was given his certificate of citizenship by the Pierce Country superior Court on January 10 1910 He was alleged to
have taken an active part in the
recent I W W disturbances in the
e Northwest' and last week the
United States district attorney
began proceedings before Judge
Hanford at Tacoma to revoke
Olson's citizenship.
MISS CAMERON DIES
The funeral of the late Miss
Agnes Deans Cameron took place
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the residence of Mr. R. A.
Brown, 949 Collinson Street,
Victorica, to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, where service
was held at 2,30 by Rev. Joseph
Mc Coy, assisted by Rev. W. Leslie Clay and Rev. Dr. Reid.
The remains were afterwards
sent to Seattle on the Princess
Charlotte for cremation. -
Members of the choir of St. Andrew's church were in attendance
REGATTA ON
LAKE COMOX
Victoria Day to be Fittingly Celebrated at
the Lake.
The excitement is soaring high
in boating circles just now. The
competitors for the Aston Shield
are busy preparing for the regatta to be held on Lake Comox on
Friday, May 24th. Some thirty
names have already been listed
for the great event The committee are arranging for special
trains to the lake on that day.
Vancouver challenged Nanaimo
to a game of football some time
recently for $250. The football
players of Nanaimo informed the
city across the Gulf that they
would play them for $500. But,
some difference arose as to gate
receipts and the game never came
olT. Now, Cumberland has as
good a team as any on the coast,
and there no reason why she
should not be able to challenge
any one of them for, say—$200
or $250 a side. There is a sum
of $50 already deposited in this
iffice towards that amount. The
balance ought easily to be negotiated among the many football
enthusiasts, and a game arranged
for the 1st of July.
LAST SAD RITES
Standing on the bridge of the
Carmania in mid ocean last Thur-
day evening, Mrs. J. H. Loriug
of New York and London, scattered flowers on the water of the
Atlantic in memory of her husband, who lost his life on the
Titanic. When the Carmania,
which reached New York Monday, arrived in latitude 41. 16
and longitude 50. 14, the nearest
position to where the Titanic
sank. Mrs. Loring, attired in
deep mouring, was escorted to
the bridge by the captain.
Five hundred cabin passengers
stood on the decks as Mrs. Loring
scattered the flowers on the sea.
The men stood with heads bowed and uncovered while some of
the women passengers, touched
by the widow's devotion, wept,
Ottawa, May 16. Word has
been received here that Premier
McBride of British Columbia will
arrive in Ottawa, en route home
from England in about a week.
He will remain over in Ottawa
for several days to confer with
Premier Borden and his colleagues in regard to several matters affecting British Columbia.
NEW BUSINESS FIRM
Three of Cumberland's popular
salesmen open up a business on
their own account under the name
and style of The Ideal Store.
The partners of the new firm are
well and favorably known in the
city and throughout the district,
and are Messrs. D. D. McRae,
Peter Acton, and William Hay-
man. Their success is assured
by the very fact of their extensive knowledge of the business
they have entered into. All three
men have had a complete training in the line of general merchandise. They know how to
cater to the trade and the kind of
stock ta carry.
For the present they will handle
a complete line of groceries, miners' boots, and overalls, etc., in
the temporary quarters they have
secured in the front of Siddall's
Tailor Shop. Later on they expect to secure a commodious store
in the Dallos Block, which is
about to be erected on Dunsmuir
Ave., where the Ideal Store will
carry a complete line of dry goods
and groceries, and general merchandise.
At a special meeting of the city
council held last Monday night it
was decided to call for tenders to
repair the damage done by the
recent fire to the City Hall, the
tenders to be in not later than
the 20th ir.st. It was also decided
to hold special sessions in order
to complete urgent improvements
as early as possible.
ROUND THE
POOL ROOMS
LUCILLE MORRIS, COMEDIENNE,
AT THE CUMBERLAND NEXT WEEK
Manager Curtis has Secured a Great Attraction
for Theatre-goers in Miss Lucille Morris,
with all the latest Hits in Song.
MISS W1LDUR, CANADA'S PREMIER PIANIST
The   Hall   hns  been   Renovated  and  the Operator's
Room Rebuilt to Eliminate as much as Possible all Danger from Fire.
Commencing Monday evening
Miss Lucille Morris will be the
star attraction at the Cumberland
Hall. This popular comedienne
is so closely associated with good
humour and droll fun that the
mere mention of her name is the
signal for mirth. Miss Morris
invariably keeps her audience in
a laughing mood with her quaint
witticisms and the inimitable way
in which she sings her clever
songs. Fortunately, nature has
endowed her with a beautiful
face and figure, and with her
charming stage personality she
will, nodoubt, make a great hit.
Monday evening she will sing the
latest New York hit, "Everybody
is Doing It," as well as several
other late songs.
Another grand feature will be
Annabelle Wilbur, the piano soloist..   All Canadians have reason
to be proud of the achievements
of their distinguished countrywoman. From east to west audiences have flocked to hear her,
and all are delighted by her flawless playing.
The Montreal Starsays:—'Miss
Wilbur is such a comfortable artiste. There is nothing of pose,
virtuoso, affectation or aira
about her; she loves the work she
is doing, and her heart and soul
and mind are wholly in it.
The pictures are up tc tho str.n
dard which Manager Cm tis usually maintains, and the hall has
been thoroughly renovated and
comfortable seats have been provided for four hundred people.
The prices for this grand attraction will be as usual.
The performance will start at
7.30 sharp, and continue until
10.00 o'clock.
Doubt as to Who is the
Champion here to
be Decided.
Mr. George Jackson won the
billiard tournament with an undefeated record, the prize being
a valuable gold watch.
A competition of much interest
has been in motion at Elliott's
billiard parlors for some time and
games of an exciting nature have
been the outcome. One of the
most interesting events took
place between Mr. Bert Aston,
and Mr. Harry Richards. The
ability of these two well-known
gentlemen is widely known. Mr.
Aston came here from England
where he gained great merit by
disposing of the country's pride.
Mr. Richards is a very cunning
player and taki-s lots of watching. He has met some class opponents on both sides of the Atlantic. Monday evening last
brought brought quite a number
of cue artists to the scene of battle. Mr. Aston mado a great start
and seemed a likely winner, when
at once Mr. Richards, wilh one
of his great shots, reversed matters considerably, taking the
game completely in hand and running out, an easy winner by 24
points. The scoie truly illustrates
the nature of the game. Bert
feels satisfied that with a little
more practice he will be able to
turn tho tables.
Arguments have been heard
several times, as to who is the
Champion Pool Player of Cumberland, commencing on next
Tuesday night W. R. Thome,
and James Elliott, will play a
series of five one hundred point
games to decide the matter.
C.P.R. FLYER
The C.P.R. flyer Princess Patricia, makes Nanaimo but a short
run from Vancouver. On her
maiden voyage last Saturday the
steamer made the trip from Nanaimo to Vancouver in one hour
and fifty-six minutes. On the
return voyage she covered the
distance in exactly two hours.
The new steamer is of 1157.82
gross tonnage with a registered
tonnage of 535.42, and is licensed
to carry 960 passengers.
Nanaimo was naturally much
interested in the coming of the
Princess Patricia and the inauguration of her double daily service. She leaves Nanaimo daily
at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Vancouver at 10 a.m. and 6.30 p.m., excepting Sundays, but commencing
June 1st the Patricia will run on
Sunday as well as week days.
A. A. Gow, of Vancouver, arrived in town Thursday last and
has relieved Mr. D. M. Morrison,
manager of the Royal Bank of
Canada. Mr. Morrison will spend
two weeks' holiday at his home
in Seattle.
Mrs. S. Horwond -ind hsr son,
Ernie, left on Wednesday morning for Victoria, where they will
spend a few days visiting friends.
Rfv. B. C. Freeman has been
reappointed by Conference to his
charge of Grace Methodist church
Cumberland.
Miss Clarkson left for her home
in Ladysmith on Wednesday last
after spending a week with her
friends here.
Mrs. John Jack will erect a two
story building op Dunsmuir Ave,
on the lot purchased from W. S,
Siddall.
FUNERAL OBSEQUIES
The funeral of the late Mary
Allara took place last Sunday at
2 p.m. from the family residence
to the Catholic church and from
thence to the Catholic ceil *-(ery.
A procession of little girls dressed
in white followed the remains to
their last resting place.
The following girls acted as
pallbearers:—Rita Balagno, Josephine Balagno, Katie Bardisono,
Victoria Bono, Mary Pichetti and
Louisa Peroni.
Floral tributes:—Wreaths: Mr.
and Mrs. Gallafui, Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Aspese. Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Tobacco, Mr. and Mrs.
John Ducca, Sidi and Dora Man-
icor, Mr. and Mrs. Marinelli, Mrs.
Balagno and family, Mr. and Mrs.
V. Freloni.
Bouquets: Mr. and Mrs. John
Borghiner, Mr. and Mrs. V. Tapella, Mr. and Mrs. John Raga,
Mr. and Mrs. Bardisono, Louisa
Peroni, Mary Mussatto, Kate
Dallos, Mary Tobacco, Elizabeth
Klansky, Erminia Manica, Mr.
and Mrs. McAllister, Mr. and
Mrs. Magnone.
Cross: Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Dallos.
Dr.   Kerr,   dentist,
Courtenay    from    W.
ay 22nd to the 31st.
beat
esday,
FORSALE-Shoemakor's business. Immediate possession and
a good paying concern. For full
particulars apply Jas. E. Aston,
Cumberland, B.C.
Although the birthday of King
George will be celebrated in
Canada and the other overseas
sections of the Empire on the
true date, June 3, the official celebration in London and at all
other "home statiors" is postponed until June 14. No reason
is given. The announcement; is
simply proclaimed in the London
Gazette. THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
 i.
Another   Wonderful   Cun   By   Tliui
Wonderful Fruit .Medicine
'Frull-u-lives,"
Mr. Math I as Dory, of 225 Church
street, Ottawa, Ont., was treated for
years by physicians Cor Painful Dyspepsia, lie spent so much money for
doctor's medicines without getting
much relief that ho hail about made
up his mind that his case waa hopeless.
Seeing "Frutt-a-tlves" advertised,
however, Mr, Dery thought ho would
Invest BOo in :i box of these wonderful
fruit juice tablets.
And this famous fruit medicine did
for Mr. Dery what nil llie doctors
could not do—it cured him.
lie writes:—"Frult-a-tlvos" positive*
ly cured mo or povuro i> ■<;. in when
physicians failed to relieve me."
"Frult-a-tlvos" makes the stomach
sweet nud clean, Insures sound tl
tion and rogulales bowels, Icldnoj   and
skin. *.
GOc a box, C for $2.60, nr trial box,
2Bo—at all dealers, ur frum Krult-a-
th BS, Limited, Ottawa,
TURNING THE CLOCK
ABOUT ii year ugo all America and
England were talking about tbe
new clock idea—turning tlie clock
an hour ahead in sutmiier and hack
again In winter, se thai the whole country would .sleep when it was dark and
work when it was light. Thus, we
would rise at what was really 5, but tlie
dock would call it (>, and retire at 0,
but the clock would say 10. Therefore,
without changing our daily habits, we
could got the benefit of the daylight and
save in  illumination,
Thc idea was introduced Into the
British Parliament, but failed to become a law. Two cities, however,
adopted il—Birmingham, England, and
Cincinnati, Ohio, Both tried iu vain to
enforce it on the people, but public
opinion was against it, uud now it has
been wholly abandoned, It is rather a
shame, t'or it was a good plan, and in
time the publie might have been brought
to see its utility.
However, here it rests in "innocuous
desuetude" until somo progressive
schemer brings it up again.
POWDER IN GLOVES
MV feet burn bo!   Who. shall I do?"
and the girl with the new shoes
looked   up  most   pal lief it-ally   at
her friend.
"Tut powder in your shoes and
stockings," answered thc practical
friend. "It will keep your feet from
burning and also make the shoes easy
to break in. 1 always dust a little talcum or lycopodliun powder into my
stockings before I put thent on, anil it
seems to me that my snoes last twice as
long as other people's,
"Powder your gloves, too, especially
those that lit your hands closely. It
will make them easy to put on, and
if your hands perspire, it will keep
them dry and save the gloves. When
you take your gloves off, blow into
them, sprinkle a bit of powder iu each
finger, and Iny them fiat ou their backs.
9oon you win find your glove bills decreasing, as your shoe and stocking bills
have done,"
FOR RUBBER OVERSHOES
CHILDREN, especially, lose overshoes with alarming frcqueucy;
we tdder ones are by no means
exempt. After a few exchanges of a
beautiful new pair tor two that look
as if they had never met before, unless
possibly in the workhouse, the unfortunate will bo glad to try tlie method recommended by a former victim, who is
such nn longer. This is to sew a loop
of bluet; tape in the back of each overshoe at the top of tlie heel, aud lo hang
them up with umbrella and raincoat.
Ti,'e loops can be tucked inside wheu
•the overshoes are worn, and will not
.show.
Besides this, tlie owner's name and
nddross should be plainly printed on
the inside of each flap, aud renewed
whenever it becomes indistinct, so that
there will be no excuse except dishonesty for tlieir disappearance.
In the treatment of summer C(
plaints, the must effective remedy that
can be used is Dr. Kellogg'a Dysentery
Cordial. It is a standard preparation,
and many people employ it in preference to oilier preparations. It is a highly concentrated medicine and its sedative aud curative qualities are beyond
question. It has been a popular medicine for many years anil thousands can
fittest its superior (pialities in overcoming dysentery and kindred complaints,
A CERTAIN jurist was an enthusiastic golfer.   Onee he had occasion
to interrogate in a criminal suit,
a boy witness from Bala.
"Now, my lad,' he said, "are you
acquainted witli the nature aud signi-
licance of an oath?"
The boy, raising his brows in surprise,
answered:
"Of course 1 am, sir. Don't T caddy
for you at the Country t.'Iub?"
TIUC old parson was endeavoring lo do
a little missionary work behind the
big stone walls.
"What brought you here, my sou?"
he  queried  of an   Inmate,
"I am here, sir, because of my fondness for books," answered  No, 2823.
"Indeed!" exclaimed the good man
in surprise. "What kind of books, may
I  ask/"
" Pockotbooks, " briefly answered the
other.
IT was au old custom among highway*
men to stop prosperous-looking men
on the street at night nud enquire
ihe time, ami then, wheu tin- obliging
party had pulled out his watch and
named the hour, to snatch the watch aud
run  oil'  with   it.
One night one of these footpads accost nl ai. athlete,
"What time is it?" enquired tho
loot pad.
The athlete dealt the crook a hard
punch ou the jaw.
"Just struck one," said the athlete,
:,s the footpad went down before his
stinging blow.
"Geo," said the crook, as myriads of
stars were clouding his vision, "I'm
glad 1 didn't meet you an hour ago,"
WI] all kuow the information fiend—
the man who, not content with
absorbing facts and figures of no
account whatever, persists in airing his
knowledge on every conceivable occasion,
Jerome K. Jerome, the well-known
humorist, came up against one ef these
torments while crossing the Atlantic,
He was leaning over the rail one morning when the information fiend tapped
him intimately on the shoulder:
"Sir," he said, with a grandiloquent
wave of the hand in the direction of the
water, "do you know that if thc earth
were flattened out the sea wouhl be
miles deep all over the world?"
Mr. Jerome looked impressed.
"Well," he replied, with the vestige
of a smile, "if you catch anyone flattening out the earth shoot him ou tlio
spot,    1 can 't swim."
APPLY (he proper test, and superstition yields, It was tbe custom
among Canadian Indians, wheu
they dreamed of receiving a favor from
another, to apply to him for its fulfilment, and whenever possible the conditions of the dream were complied
with.
A chief one morning came to Sir
William Johnson, the Governor, and
told him that he had dreamed that his
Excellency had made him a present of
the suit of regimentals which he wore,
says the Canadian.
The Governor immediately agreed fo
make the present asked for. but as the
chief was about to leave told him that
he also had a dream, to the offoct
that the chief had given him a certain
largo tract  of land of his.
The chief was silent a moment.
"Well, you shall hnve it," he (hen
said; "but. if you please, Sir William,
we will not dream any more."
THE beggar woro a placard, saying:
"1 have only six months to live,"
He was a robust beggar, but tho
placard touched all hearts, aud through
its agency he must have made six or
seven dollars a day. A Philadelphia!!
who had helped the beggar liberally in
Philadelphia iu 1905, camo across the
fellow wearing the same placard in
Los Angeles iu 1909. "Why, you ought
to he ashamed of yourself," the PhXla-
delphian cried. "Only six months to
live, forsooth! You were saying that
live years ago." "Well," growled the
beggar, "it ain't my fault, is it, if the
doi-iors  make  mistakes."'
A PUBLIC speaker tho other day
was describing at a dinner in
Cambridge liis experience as n
subway workman—experience undergone in (he cause of science.
"One thing that impressed me," he
said, "was the happy homo life of those
hard-working men. It is a far happier
home life than that of the idle rich.
And yet the way people talk you'd
think'it was a wretched aud squalid
home  life.
"Thi' way pooplo talk, you d think
Jim Jackson's wus a typical poor man's
home.
"Jim, very pale and shaky, stopped at
the butcher's one morning and said:
" 'Give me a small piece of raw beef
for a black eye, please.'
" ' Who's got a black eye, Jim?" asked the butcher curiously.
" 'Nobody ain't yet,' Jim answered.
'But I've been on a bust for the last
three days, and  now  I'm on  my way
home to the old woman.'
»    •    •
A GKHAT sporting event was taking
place ou tho village green, tho
annual football match botweeu
Ihe married men and the uncapturod. As
ihe local doctor was refereeing, and the
parson aud curate were acting as linesmen, the match was being played iu a
very sportsmanlike way, but nevertheless Bill Jones, tho bachelors' centre-
forward, met with a bad accident. His
log got broken, Whilo tho injured limb
was being put iu splints the bachelors'
light back turned to his partner nnd
remarked:
"It's a good job the doctor was referee to-day."
"Aye,"* replied the other; "Bill
alius wus a lucky chap."
DHGAN   PAUL  in   hia Reminiscences" speaks, in one ease, of his
bishop as "an astute aud Insincere man," giving this instance of his
insincerity: At a meeting of (he clergy
it  Clnpham his chaplain told him that
old   Dr    who   had   beeu   many
venrs in the diocese, was vexed at Inning been forgotten. "Yes," said the
Bishop, "1 have not the smallest recollection of him, but I will make it all
right, aud will go uud speak to him.
Which is he?" lie was pointed out,
and  Ihe bishop made his way to him.
"My dear Dr , 1  have not had
i moment for a real conversation with
vou. 1 need not ask you how you are
after all these yoars. Do you still ride
your gray mure'?" "Yes, my lord. How
good of' you to remember her!" etc.
The chaplain, who was within earshot,
-taid when he again came near the
bishop,  "Then  VOU did  remember Dr.
 after all?"   "Not a bit of it,"
taid the bishop, "t saw the gray hairs
ou his coat aud 1 chanced thc sex."
WILBUR \. RIGHT, at thc Asbury
Park aviation meeting, said of
risky aviators: "These daredevils onglit to be hurt a little now
and then. It tenches them a lesson.
Otherwise they have too much faith in
their luck. Their faith becomes as ridiculous as that of Hiram Bucktoss, of West
Cairolltou.
"Hiram Bucktoss, a YVost Carrollton
fanner, used to come iu to Dayton
ovory Saturday afternoon to shop, and
the boys at the feed store would take
uany a rise out of him on account of
lis faith. He'd believe anything—accede to the tallest propositions. One
Saturday, to see if he couldn't shatter
Hiram's proverbial faith, a Dayton wit
suid:
" 'Speakin' of buffaloes, Mr. Bucktoss, did I ever tell you that when I
was out West I seen a bulfalo up a tree
eatin' apples?"
" 'Indeed,' said Hiram. He didn't
even look a bit startled, but only interested and pleased.   'Indeed,'
" 'That's what I said,' repeat*! (he
wit, 'Why, Mr. Bucktoss, didn't yon
uever see* no buffaloes up trees??'
" 'No,' faltered Hiram, 'No, I can't
say 1 ever did.' Then he brightened
up. 'But I've often heard,' he added,
'how very fond they are of grapes/ "
HE was tall and ho was lanky and
he was politely inebriated. He
pulled solemnly at a dead cigar us
ho boarded a crowded cur at the corner.
He leaned limply against the railboard
and gazed vacantly out into spne.3 over
the heads of his "fellow-passengers. As
the car jerked forward he lurched backward and spilled himself between thc
rails. The conductor gathered him iu
and anchored him safely to a window
bur. He looked around him in a wrinkled perplexity and at last he spoke:
"C'llision?" he asked of the small
man on whose toes he was standing.
"No, sir," was the reply.
"Whee—wheel broke?" was his next
query.
"No, sir," answered the littlo fel
low.
Silence then.
"Explosion?" came the next ques
tion.
"Xo,  sir," said the short one.
More silence.
" 'Smatter, then?" he queried reluct
antly.
"Nothing, sir," meekly returned his
victim.
"Nothin' 'smatter!" he ejaculated
with a frown. "'P I'd known that 1
wouldn't a got off."
TIIE unexpected defence of alcohol
by Sir James Crichton-Browne at
a'meeting of the Sanitary Inspectors' Association was characteristic of
the eminent knight-errant of science.
Sir James is constantly arousing controversy' by the independence and originality* of his views. He revels in
wordy warfare, and one of his most
famous battles of the pen was with
Mr. Winston Churchill, in The Times,
on the subject of Harris tweeds,
He has denounced all sorts of things
in his times—impure milk, unsound
meat.       insanitary    and     ill-ventilated
houses food adulteration, Injudicious
dietary, aud so ou.
Sir James is a capital speaker, especially after dinner. As a post-prandial orator, he is oue of tho few who
still cultivate '' old fashioned '' eloquence, and are careful of the literary
side of their addresses, lu this respect
hia manner harmoni/.es with his appearance, for he treasures an enormous pair
of whiskers of the Dundreary pattern.
Although an out-and-out Scotsman
he is nut afraid of telling a story
ngainst his race. He says that, during a visit to Jamaica, fueling a little
lonely, he asked a colored official;
"Aro there muny Scotsmen in these
parts.
"Not many," wus the reply, "just
a few—hut quite enough."
The Horseman
WHEN M. S. Osborne, of Pittslield,
Mass., advertised a two year-old
entire son of Joe 1'atchen,
i.:(.l'i— Bessie Bonehill. B:00%i for sale
in 1907, in au American turf paper, and
gave (he price wanted ns $1,000, there
wus not Ihe slightest doubt thut hundreds id' shrewd horsemen read the advertisement and '' passed it up," as
the saying goes, thinking thnt a two-
year-old colt, bred as this one was,
should never have to be advertised for
sale to bring $1,000 if he were of much
account.
Now this is where the wise ones
erred. The colt's owner, Mr. Osborne,
knew perfectly well that Joe Patchen,
2:01%, was the sire of thc world's
greatest harness horse, Dan Patch,
aud that Bessie Bonehill at one time
held a world's record for pacing mares,
and ho also had great faith in the offspring of the two noted animals, but at
tlie same timo he preferred tu follow
the "smnll profit and quick returns"
policy to training the youngster for
tne races.
When the "for sale" ad. for Joe
Patchen II. appeared many inquiries
were received by his owner, but none of
them had the real businessliko ring to
them, so Mr. Osborne replied to but
very few of the lettors received. However, there was a Canadian located in
Orillia, Out., who chanced to see this
advertisement while waiting in a Lindsay hotel for a train. This man, Mr.
Thomas Hodgson, a business man of
the northern town, had been more or
les interested iu harness horses for several years.
Hodgson landed in Pittslield all right
and saw Mr. Osborne and the colt, but
was somewhat disappointed in* the appearance of the latter, for he was a
most ungainly looking animal, having
more the appearance of an overgrown
Schoolboy than a choicely bred member
of Ihe equine family. Be that as it
may, a long trip had been made, and
there was the colt, and his breeding
aud his prospects in the stud, ho Hodgson bought him and shipped him to his
farm at Orillia.
Upon arrival at Orillia Joe Patchen
IT. was at once turned over to Jimmy
| Powell, ouo of the younger generation
of eastern Canadian reinsnieu, uud while
Powell's experience wus mure or less
limited, he liked the horse he was about
to train, was broil right for the work,
as his father, the veteran Geo. Powell,
now of Belleville, Out., is one of tho
most noted of Canadian horsemen.
Last year, iu tho fall of his four-
year old form, Mr. Hodgson decided to
send young Joo to the races with a
view of educating him in the racing
game preparatory to a campaign on the
ice. Consequently he was started a few
times at the fall fairs iu his locality,
but was uever asked to do his best in
company. However, after returning to
Orillia to prepare t'or the ice races, Mr.
Hodgson was anxious to know just what
speed the son of Joe Patchen possessed,
with the result that Powell drove the
young horse a half-mile over the Orillia
track more than a second faster than
the Canadian record for pacing a half-
mile on a tWO-lap track.
Joo Patchen was not raced at all nt
Toronto lust winter, where the ice racing season was opened, but made his
lirst start at Lindsay, where he won,
defeating the crack pacer, Plying Jib,
that had performed so well at'Toronto.
The next week ut Peterboro Joe again
won, and paced a mile iu 12:17'*, which
stands ns u world's record for a green
pacer on a half-mile ice track. Later,
at Ottawa, he won the much-coveted
8:8(5 class pacing slake, for which the
purse is $1,000. and in this race he
boat this yoar s sensational half-mile
track pacer, Hal B, Jr., 2:10'/,, and
several more high class pacers. His
lirst mill' iu the race wns in 2:17'/i,
a record for the event, aud wheu it is
considered that he paced on the outside of the track throughout, nearly the
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FASHIONS   AND
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We-af.cn refuse lu pivo up the picturesque and artistic low
aeea-wear, and small blame to lliom. For, besidoa being so
■ aefe moro comfortable. Ibe low eollar iti certainly more
yeaiiWel in suggestion—and usimlly more bocomlup. Pleated
eaWabe will again bo the fad this spring, for pleating* run
riot ea the new neekwear.
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l>ia.a*r dresses are the pro-occupation of tho moment. It
ii aenyoHtihlc to give any Manufactory idea of tbo walking
d-reea for ttpriug, an even at Nice, whero tbo i'iishioun have a
r4ait,it«« ef being huim'hed thin mouth, the weather is too
winery t* discard tlie long num Ho for a costume.
tti Paris dinner parties are Iho order of tlio day, and
fwmynmiy seeks the novelties tbat. are in the air. A notable
4aaM*«T dress lias a foundation of black satin, with a tunic
ia htuek tulle of thnt flue silky qunlity that is tho base of
•tea* ef the laces. The bodice is covered with little tubes of
mmi, leaving an opening of blnck tulle upon the neck nnd
*d eaves, with n baud of the Aame embroidery attaching tho
*«**■ tacks just above the elbow, and nt the bottom of tl:
taswa. In front is a bund of white lace crossing aad falling
uitan take train, sewn transparent ua an insertion, and not left
te give the effect of n sank .it* tlio back. Tho pffoct of tbo
saVrer, the white luce, and tho lulli* nud latin is mosl happy,
aal Me of the latest models of Ihe fiimuua houses.
Pink Voile de Sole Tea Gown
A detail that helps the color of thia dross is in the sleevei
11 openings uf tulle ou tke neck, lined with pink moui-
a-sois.
Pa'e pink for evening wear is extraordinarily popular iu
at present; and at a recent premiere tho success of a
• ef pale pink mousseline-ds-aoie worn by a tall, slim
weaeaei with pale skin aud dark eyos waa a remarkable proof
mi etui.   Tbe gowu watt draped across tbe figure, while thu
i, which terminated in the limp train of the moment—
ia this iuBtui.ee was cut square, and waa very long—
eioaed iu front iu a waved oblique liuo.     There waa no
ing ou the gowu, und no definite waistline, the material
closely rouud the hips uud becoming looser round the
area*, with no break.
•a tke head of the wearer was a large turban made of
Uu eaeae mousse! iue, wound all round, with ouly a email
aaraad of hair visible iu front, her ears and tho nape of her
ae-ek being alike hidden uuder its ample folds; while both
afti*M aad stockings were of pink satin to match. There was,
ever, a sharp note of contrast introduced iuitvthe scheme
redeemed the whole from insipidity,"Tftfd produeed
awak t4e same effect as is produced by a Hue el*'stippling in
pavta eelored lettering. This was supplied by tho black gloves
we-ra with the gowu, uud the huge muff of dark sealskin
wfcaefc was carried.
•    a    *
The muff is the latest fad of Ihe Purisieuuc. She enters
eke salons of hor friends attired for au evening party, aud
baaaitig a huge muff which contrasts whimsically enough with
kaw dtuphuiiotiH toilette and low doculletuge, but which,
■•lartboloss, sets it. off vory effectively. At one timo tho
eaif far which was used for such occasions was ermino; now
ii m apt to be any dark pelt, such as fox, seat, or skunk.
A very decorative evening frock cau be tuade with a dull
KU liberty satin. A pretty example worn recently showed
e tang, wispy train which is becoming an important feature
tf all the evening gowns, while like the frock the pink inous-
ansfc-a* presented only a series of folds wrapped round tke
tipttre and ending ai the moderate decolletage, whero, by a
tiafrice, a narrow frill of pink tulle softened the Hue against
tau akin.
The completing touch to the costume was tho charming
■ejnaiii of gold lace fitting closely all round the head, but.
■Wowing a "top-knot" of dark hair to be seen with a quaint
effect in the centre. A peculiarity nbout tho coiffure was
.4m thick, dark lock fixed well upon the cheek on either side,
while on the forehead it was brought very low. nearly to the
Sfekrrewfi. Much a coiffure could hardly be called becoming,
aieept. in rare instances, and would certainly only suit one
weense in fifty. The whole scheme was rounded off with aa
iaaawetiae imtff'of undyed fox in its mixed tawny colorings, und
■ a eld gold embroidered bag hung low down tho nrm.
Vfce first instalments of spring trimmings gave promise of
NaVteeji luxury iu ornamentations throughout tho wardrobe for
tke seining season. And every fresh consignment has kept.
uf) tke standard of richnoss aud artistic offoct. The great
areraletieo of handwork, of silk embroideries iu Oriental
eetarwgs nnd of tinsel effects aro largely accountable for the
•eeaty of these trimmings.
landings are being made much of in those first barbing*
era mi dress garnishments, nnd thoy range in width nil the
wif frtin two inches to hnlf n yard. Black and white net
eaaawaiderod lavishly with tiny beads and tinsels in Persian
eaters nre among the newest things. The tinsels nre some-
hiatal worked in solid patterns against a background of tesne-
late-t, crackled or leaded glass effect which is wrought with
r%a beads.   A great many coral beads are employed, and the
chalk-white ones on blnck net, and jet onoB on white net aro
very much in evidence.    Copper tinsel is nlso popular.
Some of the bead work, is American Indian iu Hind,'but
it is done in tho toucs that are characteristic of tho Orient
ot of inodorn fashions. Thu Brussels net bandings that come
iu all tho widths mentioned run through a wido variety of
design and coloring. Not only bends, silk, aud tinsel are
usod on them, but bugles and jewels—anything at all that will
give the effect sought. And thoy como light or durk.,.Some
of these bandings cost as high as $2.1 a yard. With'sk'irt
bauds costing as much as this aud even moro, it is fortunate
thnt skirts are narrow, aud the outlook remains good for them
to renin iu so.
Among the trimmings nre also included ft groat variety' of
overdress nrraugements in ihe way of tunics, .waists, fichus,
jackets, scarfs, and garnishments intended to outline yokes,
and cover the wnist more or less, according to what is wnuted,
Somo of the uow tunics are going to rehabilitate passe gowns
Inter on. Muny of them nre nil ready to stop into. Head
fringes are also figuring prominently, and especially for tho
black anil white schemes there nro elmlk-whito fringes and
chalk-white with black ones,
The superposing of fabrics and colors promises to continue
as one of tlio leading traits of fine dressing, lu looking ovor
materials it seems as though by far tho larger part, of them
were Irnnspnrout. Among tho light-colored trimmings for
evening gowns, which como nlso in bondings of many widths,
the loveliest of delicate color schemes are worked out. There
are raised tlowers worked with silk or with beads, bugles,
und jewels. Traceries on lino net como In tiny beads that are
dainty enough for a fairy's frock. It is nne of thu features
of the present style iu trimming that .very thin and very
heavy ones are all in vogue, Homo of the padded work is
coarse and heavy to a degree, and its antithesis is seen in the
fine silk laces, such os blond and chant illy iu the finest of
mesh nnd work.
Among the cottons which are to bo used for trimmings not
all is known us yet. Hut somo that are in tell a good deal
of tho story. The lingerie gown of tho coming summer is to
be of thin, plain-facod clothes, such as eropes, voiles, marquisettes, nnd the like, ns well as of the usual lingerie materials. And trimmings nm to be bold and effective. Tho
heavily padded and raised work, aud tho courso stitches that
look as though thoy were done with knitting cotton nro
leaders.
New bandings and edgings of mauy widths have already
arrived iu a sort of coarsely embroidered cutwork, some witk
coarse crochet ground, done with henry thread. Tho ground
nf tho material on which tho work is done is entirely covered
and flower motives, new art designs, arabesque, traceries, and
the usual long range of effects is found nmong them. From
new until well into March the story of trimmings is bound to
bo an interesting one. Put the woman who sees what she
wants now will do well to make it at once hor own. Dressmakers nnd their forehanded clients aro picking up the prizes
of t,ho couuters fast, and a month from now many of the
choicest exclusive trimmings will have beon pretty woll
bought up. The trimmings are always among tho first stocks
in the shops to be depleted.
MARKS ON OLD SILVER
WHILE the marks or lack of marks on Shefflold plate
keep us guessing with a deep uncertainty as to their
meaning or Inch nf meaning, the marks on old silver
tell a definite story, especially those on English silver. Tn
Kngland and continental countries silversmiths were forced
not only fo mark 1 heir wares with their own names, but to
Submit them at an assay office or guild hall to receive the
olhVml stamp. Thus Ihe expression "hall-marked silver"
original.
White Chiffon Tea Gown
On the back of a piece of old Knglish silver, and mosl
of our old silver is either Colonial or Old Knglish, wo will
find from one to five different kinds of marks, pach one giving definite information to the initiated. Moreover, lists of
Ihoso marks are published so that a little study will easily
initiate tho possessor of an old piece of silver into their
mysteries.
liefore 1300 the Initials of tlie Christian mime and Bur-
name of the maker constituted the only mark. Those indicated no slundurd of alloy, however, and dishonest workors
mndo the creation of this standard necessary. In 1300 a
law was made establishing a standard, and requiring each
silversmith to submit his work to nn assayer at Ihe guild
hull before putting his own mark on it. Thore his mark and
the King's Mark, a crowned leopard's head, were set by tha
assuyer,   Silver of this period, tl , has two marks.   Frauds
and aliases still continuing, n new law was passed in 1438
forcing each assnyer to set. a mark of his own in addition.
This mark was the oue known as the "Annual Letter." This
letter indicates the exact year, und is still in use. In 154.r>
tho lion passant was added.
Theso four marks remained unchanged until lGOtl, when
tho figure of a woman called Britannia replaced tho leopard's
head. This lasted until 1720.- Theu the old standard was
restorod with Its old marks. In 1784 the sovereign's head
was added.
SOME   REFLECTIONS   ON   "GOING
HOME" FOR THE CORONATION
"Are yon going home for the Corona
tionf" calls from (South Africa to ln
din, from India to Australia and Now
Zealand; whispers up tho shores of the
Malay Peninsula aud China, is caught
up by Fiji- echoes among the mountains _ guarding Vancouver, aud thence
grows louder aud Igtfdof'as it Hies Eastf,
thunders insistently at the doors of tho
great steamship oilk-ea in Montreal and
Nbw York.
"Are you going home for Ihe Coronation J"
To thousands' upon thousands it .may
not be holne in the sense that it, is to
thoso that havo lived in Kngland, but
lu youth Africans aud Australians, to
all the inhabitants ot the Southern
S'eas over whom King George exercises
a beneficent rule, it is "going homo."
Pel-hups to Canadians, it is "goiai:
to the Old Country."
And across the border that divides
Canada frdtu tho United States, "1 am
going over to tho'Old Country" is probably more common than "1 am going
ovor to Kurope."
Yet, In a sense, to tho whole Anglo-
Saxon race, it is "going home." and
fur that great "going home" the steam
ship com panics are already doing their
best to prepare.
it is with tho steamship companies
plowing Iho herring pond that Canadian
--■aye, and many Australians—are chief*
ly Interested. Fifteen years ago, about
two mail steamers a week crossed the
Atlantic; now they go every dav in au
almost, continuous line. It does not matter whether they sail from Montreal
or New York, Boston or Quebec, thev
take the samo track off the bunks of
Newfoundland., and the bows of ono
steamer will keep fresh the foaming
trail blazed by the screws of tho oue
ahead. German, French, American, and
British mail atcntuora thrust their way
through fog and darkness, sunshine und
storm, to tho littlo island throo thousand miles across the waste of waters.
They are hotels in transit; they uro
fitted for rich nnd poor; they are pal
aces and model tenements—all contain
oil between two curved walls pf steel
Being of a most prosaic, turn of mind,
und in spite of aeu-aickuess, i always
liko to know how, when and whero' I
am going to be fed. The wheu depending almost entirely on tho accommodation and the number of people ou bourd,
the where being always the dining-room
or the cabin, according to the slate of
tho sea, but tho how, u mutter of prime
importance.
i acknowledge that tho feeding on
these Atlantic liners loaveB nothing to
be desired. It is exactly the same as
it would be at the very finest hotels.
Of course, fresh fish can be had every
day. The crew aro employed at nighttime catching fish for tho next day's
breakfast; at least so 1 have been told,
and 1 always believe everything I am
told. Herrings, cod, mackerel, salmon,
solo, smelts, sardines, oysters—it never
kos any difference. Whatever you
require is supplied, from a shrimp to a
Bturgcou, or a whale, if you like whale.
I. huve uover yet found out what bait
e sailors use, though 1 have noticed
loug Une, called u log, hanging over
the st i'l ji. I suppose there is a net at
end of it. 1 have crossed several
limes, and always noticed that the 'fishing is done in the same way. It U
most oflicient,
I have often, too, stood on the docks
at Liverpool and watched theso mammoth  liners lake on their stores.
Talk about stores!    You would think
thoy   were  going  to  feed  a  nation   instead  of  only   iwo  or  three  thousand
people for six days at a timo.
ed   between  two  long  curved   walls   of
First of all, they absorb n little mut-
r of 12 5 U barrels of llour, JUG' pounds
to tho barrel, or ubout 50,000 pounds—
roughly Bpealung, 25 tons; .20 tons of
potatoes, fi tons of sugar, almost half
a ton of tobacco and half tt ton of ten,
ono and a half tons of coffee, three-
quarters of a ton of cheese, one and a
quarter tons of soap for washing purposes should bo suflicient, and 42 barrels of pons, etc. (whatever the etc. may
mean); I suspect beans, carrots, parsnips, cauliflowers, cabbages and onions
of being iu the etc.
Aa for the eggs on board, it depends
chiefly on how the hens uro laying, and
that depends ou the state of the Bea.
Lu case the hens nre not up to the mark
tho ship carries about 10,000 eggs,
strictly fresh, of course. "New-laid"
eggs are easier to get iu the middle uf
the Atlantic than 'in Vancouver. I
know, because I have tried both places.
Tho ship carries three turtles for
turtle soup {thoy are sent overboard
every morning for n swim, and the passengers make great pets of them; their
ouly duty is to walk through the stock
pot in the kitchen every evening before
dinner); theu nbout 12 boxes of her-
j-iugs. and 12 barrels of red herrings (I
cannot account for the change iu eolor,
except that, like boiled lobsters, a herring mny bo blue before it is boiled,
but. goes red with shame during the process); ;ili boxes of bloaters from Yarmouth (there nre millions and millions
of bloaters caught off Yarmouth); 45
boxes of coles, turbot, etc.; one and one-
half tons of ling (I believe thai's Scotch
for small rod); 10 boxes of herrings;
84 boxes of flunon haddock; 150H pounds
of British Colombia salmon caught iu
the Tuy or other Scotch rivers; tiO boxes
of kippers, uud 80 kegs of oysters make
up Ihe fish menu. I suppose thoso are
used ill case tin- fishing off the boat is
bad; otherwise I must have told uu untruth ubout the sailors catching thom
with the log.
But the live stock carried seems to
me about the best, of all. It is called
live stock, bul I am sure most, of it
is dead stock by the time the ship has
reached New York or Livorpool, which
ever way it Is going.
Tho aviary interests me most of all:
100 pigOOUB, £50 partridges, 250 grouse,
son quail, 2i)0 snipe, and 200 pheasants
make up the game portion. There in
no tdosed season on the Atlantic, and
you can indulge your liking to the ut-
i-l limit.
For Sprains and Bruises.—There is
nothing better for sprains and contusions than Dr. Thomas' Kcleetric Oil.
It will reduce the swelling that follows
n sprain, will cool the inflamed flush
and drnw the pain ns if by magic, It
will take the ache out of a bruise and
prevent tho flesh from discoloring. It
seems ns if there was a magic in it, so
speedily does tho injury disappear under treatment.
Poultry comes next on the list, with
tho small total of 2,000 fowls. 1 do
not Know whether these are fowls or
chickens and 1 am told there is a great
difference between thank Jn Vancouver
it amounts to about JO cents a pound,
as poultry of nil kinds is very rare. But
on the Atlantic you can order poultry
Without going to the bunk to yet a loan
first. It is included in the price of
the ticket.
One hundred and fifty turkeys, 00
goeso aud 85d ducks add to the stock of
poultry, and tho great time on board
ship is when the poultry are bring led.
Tho noise is something terrible in the
dining saloon. The shrill nasal of llie
Amoricuu bird mixes with the slower
speech of the Canadian, and the drawl
Of foreigners such as the J'lnglish.
Forty oxen with their 10 calves, even
on the Atlantic, they do not separate
fathers from sons; 80 sheep ami 60
lambs, the birthratu is falling in these
older places; and 130 pigs complete the
list.
.lust think of all the food being required to keep 8,000 people for six davs!
Not all the 8,000 people keep the food
lor mx days, or even for one day—when
the weather is bad. They are lucky if
they keep it an hour.
Whenever I start ou a sea voyage,
which is twice a day, as 1 live across
the harbor from the city proper of Vancouver, in a place called North Vancouver, .1 supposo it is a city improper;
whenever I start on that' voyage, I
think of a music hull story of ft, G.
Knowies'.
He was crossing the channel, that is
from Dover to Calais, which you will
find on Mary's Heart if you know history. It, was by night and dinner was
just inl shod, llo was standing ou deck
holding sweet converse with the waves
when a lady approached him.
"Is the moon up yetf" she inquired.
(Foolish question).
"If I hnd it for dinner, it is," ho
groaned.
This provisioning of the Atlantic,
liners sometimes makes me wonder
whether the North Vancouver Ferry
evor makes suflicient provision for a
t'uggy day wheu the time is consumed In
passing from shore to shore varies in
precise ratio to the density of the fog.
1 urn no good at logarithms or applied
mathematics, so 1 cannot give the time
at all accurately, Peanuts, oranges and
bananas hastily snatched frum oither of
fhe stalls on the landing slips when the
proprietors aro not looking will not
go very far among three or four thousand people. J am sure the ferry carries
quite that number ou some of its trips.
If it does not, it seems to. Perhaps,
stored away in the depths of the hold.
"    ate
Why Do Children Like
Zam-Buk
A Chat With Mothers
''Whenever my childreu have any
sore places, cuts, or skin traublai, they
nsk for Zam-Buk. They can always depend upon it doing what iti Heeded,"
So says Mrs, A. Alee, «f 170 Chatham Street) Montreal.
A missionary, writing from tke West
(.'nasi of Africa, says: "One bey who
wns treated for n bad rase of alcer,
came back recently and said, '1 like
best that green medicine.' The 'grtM-ii
medicine,  was Zaui*Bnk."
Now why should childrfu, all the
world ovor. show such a marked preference for Zarti-Tjukf
Children like /am link boeauM, as
soon ns applied to a bum, a ent, er a
sore, it. slops the [tain and ttton gradually, but surely, it heals. As aooa as
the pain of a wound or mire is relieved
a child can go on with Iti play and
leave Zntu-Huk to finish off tha Utaliag.
Mol hers might look * little more
deeply into the action of Zam Huh.
First, it is highly antiseptic As iaon
as applied it, stops all danger af foa
toriug, blood-poisoning snd iiitiam
mat ion. Second, it is sootaiaf. It
cools the wound or sore; allays the irri
Int-inu; stops the pain nad' smartiag.
Then, thirdly, it stimulates the nails,
beneath tho injured part, to healthy
action, and causes the ape-ady creation
of new, healthy tissue.
Just try Zam-Buk for ruts, ar haras,
or cold sores, or eczema, ulcers, rashes,.
bad leg, piles, vuricose ulcers, ar any
inflamed or diseased condition of the
skin. Its effect will highly satiafy yeu.
All druggists and stores, fiOc box, or
free from Zam-Buk Co., Terenfje, for
price. Kefusc harmful imitations aad
heap, worthless substitutes.
to foie gras,
dlier common foods
ce. I don't know,
full of suggest ions
■Be Immigration in-
enow nothing,
king. I am one of
ling
bo
more are eases at
trollies, caviar and c
for human sitstfii:in<
I only suggest, I am
ever since the Chine
qulry began, but   I   t
Yes! I know ouo tl
the few unhappy persons not "
homo" .for the 'coronation. It wi
wry lonely crossing by the ferry this
lummor- There will bo so many vacant
loots, I dp not qu'Ho know how we shall
I muse ourselves when so many will have
gone away, I can only suggest that
those who remain behind have, a coronation here. What with cars nud ferries
ivo cau get up a very colorable Imitation of the rail and sea journey, more
especially if ihe scenic railway up
Grouse Mountain is constructed. Stir
tho "cars and ferries up with a little
imagination, a few boy scouts, the bugle
band. .Scotch pipers, a detachment from
tho Rainbow; add the City Council, and
Irons tho ships iu port (no; ou second
thought, you ean give, mo the port, and
dress fhe ships in flags) and "going
home" for the coronation will assume a
less alluring aspect.
The question is, who shall be crown-
It
And sh what shall he be crowned!
I could suggest—but I will refrain.
I do uot want to be in New Westminster during the coronation. That
would bo equivalent to a sentence of
exile. I am weary of sentences, even
when I make thom myself.
Still, the provisioning of a great
ocean liner is well worth some reflection,
B. I. MISELF.
TWENTIETH    CENTURY    PIRATES
A few weeks ugo a London man was
sentenced to penal servitude for life
for the crime of piracy. It sounds preposterous to talk of the black flag in
these days of forty-thousand-ton liners
aud wireless telegraphy, yet the bald
fact remains that piracy is by no means
an extinct offence.
This modern buccaneer was n steward who, after serving in various ships,
was stranded at Cullno, in Peru. There
picked up with a man named Sher-
rntt, and the two shipped aboard a
small schooner, the Neuva Tigre. They,
with the captain and mate, composed
the  entire  crew.
A week out from port these two precious scoundrels attacked the captain
and mate with an aw and gun. and
literally made them walk the plunk in
the most approved eighteenth century
fashion.
They then re named the vessel White
Hose, and set sail for nowhere iu particular, so '.vonlually tliey ran ashore
iu the Gilbert Islands, where they were
promptly arrested.
The most daring case of piracy on
record for years past occurred last Aug
list aboard the Alaska Pacific liner, the
Bookman, when two armed passengers
made a deliberate attempt to seize the
big ship and her cargo.
One of thom named Thomas took a
revolver, went into the cabin, and cool
ly shot Captain Wood, then ran on deck
to help his accomplice, whom he had
left to tackle the mate on tin' bridge.
Hut the male had been too quick for
the pirate, and Thomas reached the
deck to find his accomplice iu irons,
lie nt once seized a lifebuoy ami jump
ed overboard. As he wns never seen
again, he was  presumably drowned.
Aboard fhe Italian transatlantic liner
Margherita there wns a few years ago
a regular Captain Kettle battle. The
steamer, after leaving Trieste, called at
Messina, aud there twenly-two villain-
otis Sicilians, stowed themselves away.
As soon as fhe Margherita was out of
sight of land they rushed nn deck in a
body aud attacked tho crew.
ShMs Cure
autckly atop* coafka.  earn coldi, beaU
ta* (Ju-it aad lava**      •  •  •     BS c*ata.
They wero surrounded aad drives below, but at night broke out again, aal
rushed tho officers' quarters. Tho eraw
armed themselves with revolvers, aad
a fierce fight ragod for over aa a«ur.
Two of the mutineers were killed, a
number wore wounded, and foar tailors were badly hurt. At last the »ir-
ates were driven into the fo'e'sle, and
while the crew stood guard the vaaoel
steamed hard for Algiers, where the
polic.o took the rnilians into eaetody.
Pirates, as these instances prove, usually get, tho worst of it. Bnt sot always, .lust three yearn ago the stoaa-er
Sophia was crossing the Hlack Sea from
Odessa to Korthion, and tho captaiji
and passengers had just sat down te
supper in the saloon when three yuuug
men, masked and armed, appeared in
the doorway, and covered thent. bidding them not to move oi pain of
death.
At the same time two others Miscd
fhe man nt the wheel, ami forced him
to turn the vessel back lo Odessa. Others—there were eighteen in all— opaned
the safe, and took out $^r.,0tK), the property of a Russian bank. They then
robbed Ihe passengers of nil they possessed, disabled the engines, destroyed
ono boat, and taking the other twe, escaped.
Chinese waters are still noterioHtdy
unsafe. Tho British steamer Sain am
was raided near Hong Kong in July,
ifiOCj by a gang of desperadoes who hud
shipped ns passengers. Three Korope-
aus. Captain .loslin. Dr. Mucdonild. and
another, held the saloon for a time.
Captain Joslin was wounded aad lay
for dead; Dr. Mucdouald'i braias were
blown out; the third man managed to
hide. The ship was looted, and her
cargo carried off in five "snake boats."
There is, or was n few uioatas ago,
still in use ft Danish schooner aaiued
Kmanuol. believed to be the oldest vessel afloat. She was built iu 1749, aad
for vears sailed the Caribbean 9m aider the Black Flag.
Always remove the cake uf fat that
settles on the top of cold snips; ia* ml
lowed te remain the sonp will tirn
sour very quickly.
Scg*S<?i
INDIAN SUIT
Elegant
JBuit     i
Wny absolutely
It in trimmed in tnni
Indian fashion nud U
made of very boat nm-
lorlnl. Suit oonitstt 'if
Hend Iirc»*t wilh Fen
thcrB, lliittom-d Vest mtkI Jaek-'l. and Vraas-
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riiLnisuiiir    "f    Hcud    PrriH    witli    FMthi-r*,,
combination Vest uml .Ticket, *>■•* skirt.
Either one Kiv.-n fin- fur Ri-iiinjc aaJv f.
worth   of  our   beautiful   LTTHO ART   I'twt
■•arils   Hi    3   for   f><\      Indian   Mow   a»a   Ar-
rowi givon free f*>r selling 13 worth. Faat-
cards include Volentiues, EniUr, BirthiUyi,
St. rntii'I.'... Lovo Bccncn, Best Wishes.
Greetings, Comics, etc., ,-■;.,! are very fast
si Hers, Bond for Postcards to-day, ■••II
tin'in, return monoy uud we will send suit
or Bow nnd Arrows oh you choose, •tatpald,
same day. Western I'teutlum Co., Des*. UP.,
Winnipeg, Men.
The Army of
Constipation
Is Crawiaf Smaller Every Day.
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What the Editor has to say.
We hnve been (iRked by several residents of Cumberland
and Union to . nay something about the speed with which
automobiles travel in and around the streets of Cumberland.
It Ims been remarked that autos while on the road from Cumberland to Comox lake, travel through West Cumberland, or
Union Camp, at the rate ot'fully forty miles an hour. Take,
for insluii i, Uiu •]»■ i automobiles travel at on Dunsmuir Ave.
—espeeinlly at the corner of Third St 1 It's'toot, toot,' and
thev are ainunil the corner without slackening speed.      The
t      .     ...      io. uitj of Cumberland  to inaugurate a
speed limit for automobiles. The mayor and aldermen and
provincial police should take this matter into consideration.
It is too late after accidents occur.
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OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., L.L.D., D.C.L., President
ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manages
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FARMERS'  BUSINESS
Tht Canadian Bank of Commerce extends to Farmers every facility
for the transaction of their banking business including the discount and
collection of sales notes. Blank sales notes are supplied free of charge
oa application.
BANKING  BY  MAIL
Accounts nay 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 a* satisfactorily at
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CUMBERLAND jjjUgtVT;      W. T. WHITB, Manager.
The petition circulated around Cumberland and district
during the last week asking Capt. J. W. Troup, manager of
the B.C. ('oast service, to retain the SS. Princess Mary on the
Namiimo-Comox route, was largely and justly signed by the
m reliant)   >( this district.    The petition ran as follows:
"Having heard that your company contemplate
the placing of the steamship Charmer on the Comox
route instead of the steamship PrincessMary, we, the
uiiderMgtied i .*ichaiits and residents of Cumberland,
respectfully leanest that the Princess Mary be retained on the route on the grounds of safety and
better accommodation," etc., etc.
We may say that the people of this district are entitled to
a boat like the Princess Mary. It was ordered and built for
the Comox run. We know that the passenger traffic is continually on the increase; the district is growing by leapB and
hounds; and the freight comes into Cumberland so thick and
fast that the Canadian Collieries Company, if they want to
give the public any way near a service, will have to put on
more men and more cars We trust that Capt. Troup will give
the petition his careful consideration and see that the people of
Cumberland and district get what was ordered and built for
their service.
For the information of E. H. Fletcher, Post Office Inspector at Victoria, we would like to point out to him the difficulty
and time it takes to get a letter from Cumberland to Courtenay, a distance of seven miles at the most. To get a reply within
two weeks is considered very fortunate, indeed, but some people
claim they have had to wait thirty days. People here can get
a reply from Montreal or New York much quicker than they
can from their immediate vicinity within a radius of ten miles.
What we want is a daily mail service with all these outside
points, No. 7, Headquarters, Courtenay, Sandwick and Comox,
either by automobile or government mail car. The population
is in the district nnd Heir demands and requirements shou'd
be attended to with h bettor postal service.
It is about time that we organized a board of trade here.
We are at all times a little too indifferent about our own needR
and requirements, which as a rule concern everybody. A board
of trade consisting of influential business men would work out
good results for Cumberland.
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When yon want a good choice meal cooked to
the King's taste give ut a call
DUNSMUIR AVE.,        CUMBERLAND
lee!   lee!  lee!
The Pilsenep Brewing Co. ape 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:
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Ape the Best, and Fully Guaranteed.
A full line of Furniture, Housefurnishings,
Linoleums, Wa'lpapers alway son hand.
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FOR SALE
CLEARED FARMS, BUSH  LAND
AND LOTS
Agents for E. & N. Lands,
Comox District.
H. H. M. Beadnell
.. W. Colmtts.
"Leading Tobscco King."
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Better known at
"LONO WILLIE"
Detler In Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
C^. Billiard Room in connection
GENERAL BLACKSMITHS
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
eOURTENAY
House Furnishing
Store
Tents,   Stoves,   Ranges
Camping Outfits.
B. P. KRAUSE, Prop.
Phone 55
SINGER Sewing machines always in stock.
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Oood
Wet Ooods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
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CUMBERLAND, B. C.
Cleaning Pressing and repairing done at
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Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this office not later than
10 a. m. on Thursday.
Mn. Simma will gin leMotii nn th'.
piano at h**r hnuae in Jerusalem, formerly
owned by Mr. Jaraua Stuwart, at any
timo by appointment, eigspt  Tuenlay..
Palace
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For Auto and
Gas Engine Supplies
District Agent for tbe
Rusr.el, E M.F. 30 Flanders 20
and McLaughlin-Buick automobiles
Fairbanks-Morse  Stationary  and   Marine    Engines,
Olirer Ty/teufritrrs, Moore's Lights, and Cleveland,
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EMDE t DENTON
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
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GROCERIES,     DRY GOODS,    SILKWEAR
Hardw i re of all kinds.
Boots and Shoes, at Lowest Prices
HUNG CHONG & Co.
No.  7  MINE TITE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
NERVILINE
Swift Cure For Croup
".■ant year twu of my children were
uksm witli croup. They coughed something dreadfully, and wore too sick tu
cat anything. I applied Nervilino \o
•■h* i-fcni.it and chest aad gavo it iut.'r*
nally, also, I also got the children to
iub*!f 'Catarrhozone.' Ro remedy could
hnve worked moro satisfactorily. I cau
reawtunend mothers to use Nervilino;
it's a fin-* liniment.
(tWgnod)  "Mrs.  K   K. KjiCchler,
"Hurriston. I\0."
TO "CINEMA" TUB CORONATION
ktaving pictures in colors ut* tho
forthcoming Coronation processions aud
if*»;.»i;i*'-; are to t'o taken. This was
iupMiible wheu King Edward i
erowied, for cinematography io col
ant Lot, thou been inventod.
It id possible even that the actual
oer-Maony of tho Coronation ittsid
Wotninstor Abbey will be roproducod
iu tli« isine mounor ir tho difficulties iu
thn way ni' light can bo ovorcomo,
Aastncr modern invent inn that will
Brtbably bo called Into use in connoc-
tiu-n with tlie ceremony in tho grnmo-
[...*■■'. Experiments nro now being
ooaduoted in private by the King with
different typos uf talking machines,and
it' these aro satisfactory a "record"
ai' Hia Majesty 'a Coronation address
will b« taken* nnd rejiroduivtions of it
scut l*» all colonial parliaments and
a.»i.i-*p«l bodies throughout the Km-
jw re. •
ta thi* way millions of hia sujbijacts
vfiM \t? able to listen to King George's
actus, words with their own ours, while
gauij.j' wild their own eyos upon the
lust-Annul and impressive ceremony, ro*
proHnood In all its gorgoousnoss of coloring; and wealth of detail, aud instinct,
t«u. with life ami movement.
Tefc another marvel of modern sel-
ones, wireloss telegraphy, will be used
to convey the news of tho grout ovont
of Hip year to such ships as nro fitted
with tne necessary apparatus. This,
agaJM, was out of tlio question at King
I'Mirnrd 's Coronation, for alt hough
Ua-rtani had even then shown us sumo-
thius; of its immense possibilities, wire-
loia telegraphy wns Ht Ul in its infancy,
and not a single ocean going steamer
in-j in installation on board.
Storyettes
POR HIS COUNTRY'S GOOD
»ir George Reid, Australia's High
Gwaadflsioner, who made Buch an interesting Bpeoch at the Burns dinner, docs-
n 'L tniuil telling stories against himself.
"Australia is my country," he told
a recent audience, "and my siucorost
oft'ortn have always been to do the Gout1
mojiweallli tlie greatest service iri jny
power.''
V'filled a man at the back: "So you
left it!''   Collapse .of the Cowihlssibn-
Slr Goorg)
of suffrage
■nt riot: "I
ho much ombrncin
ble circuui stances!
aid of tin
id p.
Dr^Martel'shmaiei'::*
mmm yews m sTAn&ksD
fxwerlbod xv) KMMMM-tNl tw muaan'i V'
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iiwa-j -rortft. 7h« w«ort trmi \£uAi am u
pticV ft-d uJirminimi K*r s-*6e *•.' afl da-*?
A-km
?,\   captain   and   his   mate   went
ashoro un getting into port and
made for tlie nearest  restaurant.
Thoy  ordered  soup;   when  it  arrived
the captain examined the curious-look'
ing fluid and shoutodi  "Here, waiter,
whal  d'ye call tkisf'i
"Soup,  sir," said  the  waiter.
"Soup,''   said   the   captain,  turning
lo the mate;  "blamo me, Hill, if you
and me ain't been B&Uiu' on soup ull
our lives and never knowod it.''
II
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Pain-Jess Corn Extractor, fe'old by
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IN DUNVE6IN, G.B.
GIN FILLS Brought Belief
"J. suffered .untold misery even when
mmAmr treatment from tlie beat doctors
for ever ton mouths, and nothing seem-
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painful condition. My trouble wus lu-
la-MBiation uf Kidneys nnd Bladder.
"I finally determined to go to the
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mat..;.
"Two days, however, before my Ln-
t«ading departure, a neighbor called
and happening to havo a (JIN PILL in
■ is packet, insisted on my Inking it. I
did ss antl six hours after taking it, the
roaiills and benefits 1 derived wore
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I ssiit. for a box of (HN IMLLH with the
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fY»»  Kidney Trouble.
"Lewis MucPhorson."
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TOBACCO HABIT
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nil   ilr-.tri.   f..r   llu   H'lT.I
V..J..I..I.I.. medicine, an.l
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LIQUOR HABIT
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'dy femoyeB
w iti\yn. ,\
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kit
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fro*n t»ki"» ihis remedy
habit, Snfo nnil Ibexpenaire
: no hypodormlo Inlootlom, no
I of lime from luisinnai. nnd ii
consult   Ur.   MoTftfjart,   7fl
E wns a  good  little  hoy and very
thoughtful,    lie had heard about
tiie    great    scarcity    ut    wuter
throughout  the  country,     lie came  to
liis  mother and slipped  his  hand  into
Ill'IM.
■'Mamma," ho said, "is it true that
in somo places tho little girls and buys
have scarcely enough water to drink!''
"Tint is what Iho papers say, my
dour.''
".\Iamma," he presently said, "I'd
like to give up suiuothiu' tor thuso poor
little boyB and girls.''
Mis mutber gave him a fund look.
"Ves, dear; and what would you like
to give up?"
"Mumma," he said, in bis earnest
wny, "as long as the water is so Tory
scarce 1 think I ought to give up boiu'
washed."
ON tho torruco of a country club,
overlooking a green dotted with
snoop, a group of nongoifera wore
taking tea. A male uon-golfer, who
took his ton through u straw, said
thoughtfully: "Golf might be dofiued
as billiards gone to grass."
'*Spleen on tho green, I'd call it,"
said a female non-golfer.
"Or the last flicker of the dying fire
of nthlotics," queried a young football
player.
"The misuse of laud and language/'
suggested a tennis champion,
"No, no; you'ro all wrong," said
a famous angler. "Golf is simply a
gamo where the ball lies badly and the
player well."
A YOUNG  Baltimore man has a habit
of    correcting   carelessness   >'•
speech that comes to liis notice.
Tho other day  lie walked into a shop
ami asked for a comb.
Do   you    want   a    narrow    mau 'a
comb?" asked  the clerk.
"No," said the customer gravely. "I
want a comb for a stout man with rubber teeth."
p OMPKOMISI-: is a good thing. Take
\J tlie case of a young Daltou builder. Me got married about, a year
ago, nud after the marriage ho und hi**
wifo had, an interminable dispute as to
whether ' they should buy two motor
eycli b or a live-limse-power runabout
Suitable to their means,
"My    wifo    and     I.    wrangled    for
months, but thank goodnes we've com-
proipised at hist.''
"What have you compromised out"
*' A   baby   carriage,"   he   answered,
with a proud, glad smile.  '
FIDDLING ROB" TAYLOR was riding through Tonnessee. Ho cams
one dny to a little eiibin, away up
in tlie mountains, In tho doorway stood
a half grown boy, clad only in trousers,
GdVornor Taylor a curiosity waa aroused.
"Hoy, boy,'7' said ho, "whore's your
skirt!"
"Mam's washiu' of it," said tho
bov.
"But why don't you put on your
other shirtl" asked  Taylor.
"Other shirt, thunder," said the boy
"Do you want a follor to hare a thou
sand shirts!"
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CONGRESSMAN KENT, of Call
fornia, got in tho other day. Iu
the smoking room aa hia train
passed through Now Jersey, sat a largo
and prosperous lopking man, who eyed
him with evident interest.
"Do you know that you look a lot
like Governor Wilson, of New Jersey!"
asked the prosperous  man  of Kent.
Kent said that uo one had ever told
him so.
"Woll, you do," said the other.
('Gee, Wilson's a homely man, iin't
ho!"
Kent, said that no ono had ovor told
him that, either. The prosperous looking man apologized. "1 dun't want to
hurt your feelings," said he. "You do
look like Wilson, and ho is ugly.
There's no getting away frum that. But
Wilson   looks   intelligent."
Mr, Kent said that lie was somewhat
relieved under the circumstances.
of the House:
Caller   (impressively):
What is your
"The Societv
Lady of House: "I dou't think my
husband would care to put his name
down for any suth thing."
Caller: "Why not?"
Lady uf House: "Because he makes
liis living by crime."
Caller (starting back, horrified):
"What, is be a criminalf"
Lady of House: "No; he's a police
man.
waz,
THE BEST MEDICINE       _
K.'or CoucHQ o CoL.r.-irri
ELL, James," said the clorgymai
a laborer whom he was visiting,   "what    are   you   going   tu
mnke of this youngster here, ehf"
JarpOfj mysteriously extracts a dirty
scrap of paper frnm the depths uf an
old tobacco pouch, antl answers reflectively: —
"I bo tbinkin' of haviu' him taught
to wiile."
"Oil, of course, lie must learn to
write and to read," says tho parson.
"1 don't know so much about the
readlnV remarked James, reliedivoly.
"Writin's the thing now, air. Just you
be so good, sir, as to east your eye over
that. Maybe you haven't seen it before. "
The parson rtopn as ho is requested. It
is but a short paragraph, clipped apparently from the corner of the county
newspaper, and  it runs ns follows:—
"It. is said thnt the late Mr.  .
the eminent author, made upwards of
$325,000 by writing."
It was useless for the parson to say
much. Ho he took his hat, smiled, and
departed, with a murmured "Well,
well!" which did not commit him to
anything. •
a    *    a
CALLER   (to  lady   of   the  house):
"Perhaps, madam, you could get
your   husband   to   put   his   name
down upon the roll of OUT society, Tbe
subscription ir-i onlv $5 for a life membership
j    Holloway's Corn Cure takes the porn
I out by the roots.    Try it and prove it,
WHAT A MAID OF HONOR HAS TO
DO
For some time past there has been no
little flutter among the belles of society
in regard to who would be dually chusen
as Alaids of Honor to Queen .Mary. And
now that the announcement has been
made that (Jueeu Mary has appointed
the Men. Sybil Krodrick, the Hon. Veue-
tia Baring, Miss Mabel Gye, and Miss
Katherine Villiers her Maids of Honor,
scores of daughters of titled houses nre
doing their best tu hide their disappointment, for the posts arc much
coveted. It is interesting to note that
when, in 1908, tho Hon. Margarot Law-
nay, Maid of Honor to Quoen Alexandra, was married, there were over a
hundred girls attached to distinguished
families hopefully waiting to be chosen
for the vacancy.
Not that tho position is a sinecure, or
has any great monetary advantages. As
a matter of fact, it carries with it an
allowance of $12,000 a year, in return
for which a Maid of Honor has to be in
close attendance upon Her Majesty
every day for between two and three
months, from 10 or 11 o'clock in the
morning until 4 or 5 o'clock in the
afternoon, and again in the evening.
Queou Victoria, who had eight maids—
the number was reduced to four by
Queen Alexandra—usually had two in
attendance, whether at Windsor, Balmoral, or Osborne. And these wore in
constant demand for walks, rides,
drives, music, talk, aud secretarial
work.
After tbo death of tbe Prince Consort the Court assumed a somewhat,
gloomy nspoct. Entertainments wero
row and far between, Her Majesty rft-
ing in close retirement, tho consequence
being that tho duties of her Maids of
Honor were of a somewhat exact ing
character. After hor death, Quqen
Alexandra found so much tu occupy her
timo that she was able to dispense wilh
tho services of four.
All Court officials know that a Maid
of Honor has littlo timo to spnro wheu
wail ing at Court. Apart from [tho
duties already mentioned, she has to
take au important part in helping tn
entertain the guests of her Royal mistress, and takes her placo in Her Majesty's suito oo all Stale and Bomi-
Stnte occasions. She accompanies the
Queen to any charity function she may
attend, and wheu Mer .Majesty pays a
private visit a Maid of Holier is usually
in attendance, and also when she goes
to the opera or theatre.
Then again, when a State visit is
paid by a foreign sovereign, tho Maid
may be deputed to attend to tho Royal
ladies staying at the Palace. In a word,
she must be prepared to adapt herself to
all tho peculiar circumstances surrounding Royalty. Good birth and breeding
are, of course, essential, and tbe candidates for the post must be the granddaughters of peers, if not nearer in
blond, for it is uot usual for tbo office
to bo held by anyone below that rank.
Tho title of "Houorablo" is always
prefixed to the names of Her Majesty'a
Maids of Honor, whou they are not entitled to it by birth, and is retained
after tho post has been relinquished. At
one time it was the custom for the
Queen to bestow a dowry of $5,000 on
the occasion of the marriage of a Maid
of honor, but this practice was abolished by Queen Alexandra, who arranged
that $500 a year should bo added to tbe
allowance, bo that each now receives
$2,000 annually and no dowry, instead
of $1,500 a year and a dowry after a
certain number of years' service, as
hitherto.
One of the moBt highly-prized privileges of the post of Maid of Honor, by
the wny, whon in waiting, ie that of
being allowed to wear a charming miniature of tho Queen, Bet iu diamonds,
on the left shoulder. This, ornament,
wbieb, needless to say, is greatly treasured, is kept in a white satin caso, on
which iF a label bearing the namo of
tho owner writtou iu the Queen's own
handwriting.
System Requires Frequent Cleansing
Not ouly outside but iaside as well,
your body must be frequently cleaned.
Otherwise it becomes loaded with
wastes that clog up tho wheels of
health. Much better to act in time,
l.'se Dr. Hamilton's Pills; thoy strengthen nnd regulate the bowels,* assist digestion, enrich tho blood, aud thereby
fortify tbe nerves nnd lay the foundation of lasting good  bealtb.
Dr. Hamilton's Pills bring vim and
vitality so much nought for to-day:
they infuse a feeling of freshness and
spirit in those who have boon ailing
for years. Really no medicine so pot
ent.   Price 2fic at all dealers.
1-1 v.
Btuut stallion, by
bay mare,
; brown slul-
bay  stallion,
gelding,   by
black
Tht Horseman
What promises to bo the biggest
campaigning stable of trotters nnd
pneorfl ever taken out by a Canadian
owner is tho collection now at Pleasan-
tnn. California, in charge of the former
Hamilton reinsman, Harris James. In
this lot are no less than ten powers and
seven trotters, of which nil but two nre
owned by It. J. Mackenzie, nf Winui
peg, Man. The horses are being wintered on the Golden Slope with a view
nf getting tbem ready for the early
meetings iu Western Canada that begin
about Victoria Day, and after a few nf
the more important Western meetings
have beeu visited, the extensive stable
will be divided, so that the bead-liners
will come down to the big tracks in
care of James, und tho balance*, iu
charge of Second Trainer George Spencer, will invade tho smnll tracks nf the
Western State**, Tho following is a list
of the horses now at the Pleasanton
track:
Pacers
Merrv Widow, 2;03%; bay mare, bv
Red IV.
March McEwen, 2.08M; roon gelding,
by Prod S. McKwen.
Star Brino, 2,10%; bay gelding, bv
WiHhiino.
Pan Bov, 2.18-&:
Pan QojLd.
Sisler Plorentin
by t on'stbnurb.
Joe Patchen it., 2,17^
lion, by Joe Patchen.
Joe 'McGregor,   B-lU-ftj
by Fergus McGregor.
Ha mil ton,   -.-.>!■,   bay
Aibuleskan.
Duncan   Direct   (no   record)
gelding, by Go Direct.
Vernon .McKinney  (no record), trial
l!.tir;i; bay Stallion, by Guy McKinney.
Trotters
Quintell. 2-18H: bay stallion, by Ac-
tell.
St. Thomas, 8,20*14j bay gelding, by
Wooil Wilnes.
Zumblack, 8,86} black stall.ou, by
Zorobro,
Jack V'assar (uo record), bay gelding,
by Bed Medium.
Bert Kelly (no record), bay gelding,
by McAdrian.
Peter Wilton (no record), chestnut
stallion, by Peter the Great.
Gresto, black gelding, no record.
There ia also Keteham, a thoroughbred that is used for paccmaking.
A recent letter from Mr. James to a
friend states that the horses are doing
well in their temporary home on the
west side of the Kockies, and nlthough
tho rainy season has been encountered,
nu sigu uf sickness has made an appearance. Tho pet of the stablo is the sweet
little mare Merry Widow, tbat is well
known In Eastern Canada, as she went
through an extensive campaign uu tho
ico two winters ago and afterwards raced at one of the early meetings ou the
Canadian Circuit the follow ing summer. Wtar Brino aud Joe Patchen It.
are also well known hereabouts, as they
were campaigned on the ice. The former was the sonsational half-mile track
pacer of tbo West last year, and is at.
least a 2.0C pacer ou a mile track. Like
the others, Joe Patchen 11. earned brackets uu tbe ice, as he won tho 1^-5 pacing stake at Ottawa last winter, and
ho holds the record for the event,
LM7:J'l, made over a track that was
known to bo a full half-mile.
The trotting stallion Peter Wilton is
owned by W. J. Cowan, of Oanniugtou,
and he is a promising horse. JIo is a
royally bred animal, as he is by the
famous sire, Peter tlio Great, -.07 '.|
aud out of Ma/io W., a daughter of
tho noted sire of producing mares, Wilton, 2,19%, an illustrious son of the
great George Wilkes, B.22%.
The stallion Quinlell will make a sea-
sou in tbe stud iu California, aud it is
just possiblo that Poter Wilton will
also, as nuu.y uwners of mares uut there
have oskod for bookings to him.
Applications from many prominent
brooders in the West have beeu made
for the service of Joo Patchen II. as
this burse is greatly admired by all
who have seen him, ami as he is by
Joe Patchen, -,04'4, and out of Bessie
Bonehill, 2M%, a tnaro by Umpire
Wilkes, son of George Wilkes, and his
secuud dam was Arab Girl, by George
Wilkes, his blood lines appeal to the
owners of mares that possess a predominance of Electioneer blood, so
prominent on tho coast. "Youge Joe"
will likely bo allowed to serve ten
mares at a service fee of $250. This
will hel]> some toward paying the
training expenses of thc stable, but it
will be done solely to meet the wishes
of tbe Western breeders, many of
whom think he is the greatest pacing
Btallion ever seen in that Western
oouutry.
lowanee would not be enough. How
ever, an allowance should be made, and
four seconds seems to bo about the fair
thing. The innovation would be a benefit to the horsemen, and would increase
the number of entries at half-mile
track meetings without working an injury to tho mile tracks.
It may be argued that if it is right
that horses with mile track records
should receive an allowance at half-
mile track meet ings, horses with half-
mile track records should be penalized
in  tho  same   manner  when   thev  go  to
big tracks, and if it is n poor rule
Tn hnve the children sound and
healthy is the first cure of a mother.
'Ihey cannot bo healthy if troublod
with worms. Use Mother Graves' Worm
Exterminator.
The question of making an allowance to horses with records obtained on
mile tracks when such horses are entered at half-mile track meetings hus
been agitating tbe minds of tho two-
lap secretaries not a little. Home have
mado an allowance of three, and others four, seconds whon formulating
their programmes, but there are others
who have not given tho matter any
consideration whatever, apparently,
judging that no mention ia made in the
advance notices sent out for stake entries.
Bearing iu mind that tho real object,
of a race should be to givo every competitor a chance to win, there is no
question that secretaries would be doing the right thing if they were to make
tho conditions of their races such thnt
tho "big ring" horseB could start
races ou half-mile tracks against
horses, where they would hnvo an equal
chance of winning. It is an acknowledged fact that thero is a difference
of at least four seconds between a
mile on mile track nnd oue ou u half
mile track, paced or trotted by u horse
that is doing its best. For instance,
a record of 2.10'/, obtained ou a mile
track would be equivalent to 2.141/- on
a half-mile ring and vice-versa. This
boing the case, it would appear but
ronsonuhlo that tlie matter of where a
horse's record was obtained should be
.taken into consideration.
It is true that all horses are not constituted alike—some can negotiate a
lialf-milo ring better than others, in
comparison to the way they can step
on a mile track, but such instances are
very rare. It is said that the once-
noted pacer Frank Yokam could pace
a mile on a two-lap track nearly as
fast ns he could on a mile track, but
bis was nn isolated case. The difference in gait, of course, would govern
a horse's ability to pace or trot over
the small or big tracks. Totally different from Prank Yokam was Maud
Keswick, 2,03%, This mare was able
to paco close to two minutes on n
mile track, but the best she ever could
show on a "twice around" was 2.00'Kt-
so in a case like her, four seconds al-
B ■-—-—  -
that won't, work both ways, then such
a contention wuuld seem to be just.
The sport of harness horse racing
has grown enormously during t he. past
live years, so much so, that the system
of years ago does not work ont satisfactorily to-day. Pew changes have beon
made in tho style of racing from the
days of our grandfathers, and this in u
measure accounts for the fact that thi
attendance at harness horse meeting*
in general, has not increased like unto
other sports. The old-fashioned two iu
three races at four miles would not attract the number Of spectators that are
soon at   present-day  running meetings.
CONFESSIONS  OF  A  BOGUS  HYP
KOTIST
There ure occasions when I really do
hypuoti.se u man, Thnt man is, uu-
knowu to the audience, of course, iu
my employ. 1 think he must hypnotize
himself to a certain oxtent, for I never
hnvo any trouble with him—a few
passes, and he iB "off."
But tme swallow tloes not muke a
summer, and one subject does not make
a hypnotist's "show." I have otlier
men in my company, but they do not
travel with me, uud nre never seen
talking to mo. Tbey nre mon who havo
schooled themselves to boar a certain
amount of pain without flinching. After I have apparently hypnotized them
during iny performance, they appear to
be in the usual trance, during which
needles are stuck into their cheeks and
arms, lighted cigars aro put down ou
their wrists, and tbey aro made to stand
!" extremely uncomfortable positions.
As a matter of fact, the needle or
pin tost is not very painful if you do
the job properly.
Pinch a little piece of the fli'shy part
uf your thigh between your finger and
thumb, and put tbe needle quickly into
the pinchod-up part. After the first
pricking sensation you will scarcely
feel the pain. It requires a certain
amount   of   nerve—thai 'fl   oil,
T confess that the lighted cigar tost
is really painful, but it is not so bad
as it seems. 1 knew one man who could
go through it without so much as the
quiver of an eyelash, I knew another
1 'subject'' who endured much worse
pain on nne occasion. Boring a per-
formance he fell and broke his leg on
one occasion, Me nearly squealed wilh
tbe pain. The "hypnotist" told him
in a stage whisper to be quiet, and he
would see him through his trouble.
To the audience the hypnotist said
that (here had been a Peal accident, but
the subject was now under the "influ
enee," and felt no pain. A doctor was
called in. and sold tbat tha man had
broken his log.    He was taken to the
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local hospital and remained undi.
"influence" while the leg waa *wt,
Doctors came from long dlsta»«M ta see
this wonderful patient --and .as "*-!f-
uotist"  had  a  splendid  bourn.
Here I anticipate a quoctlM Hut
some of iny readers would like ta p«t
tn me. They are probably wasitaf ta
say, '' That's all very well, bat we
have seen a hypnotist at wvri. oa a Mia
iu our town, who got up in i«« an*
ence aftorwurds, and gave his miirmt*
aud occupation. Where's tsa fra«4 is
I but!"
Thero are two ways of w**-ajs,f tae
"local man" fraud. Sometimes 1 wetU
scud a man in advance of me ta taaf
iu a town for a fortnight ae/ars- 1 get
there. During the timo he was ta tke
town ho would take good car* ta ffliaw
himself in public as much Ml ,
aud to be seen iu sulnous and thm i
or shops.
Tho publicans and tho shoplcsepsrs
lmd free passes to my snow naiia ta
them in exchange for exnifcitiif Mf
bills. My mau would get to kuow wfcea
somo of his newly found friends were
going to see my show, and tkm lie
would go also aud offer hitnsslf M Mf
subject for a test on the stags tr platform.
Of course, he gave out his nasM mmd
local address, uud lie would km s4«Mtai-
fied by others in tbo hall. After I a*d
left the town he would give tat Mutt
he had found a good job elsewhere, mmi
—go off to another of my to waa.
Could anything be simpler tban that!
The oilier way uf working the "ls-aaJ
man" fraud is a bit more cems-Usatad
and subtle. My engagement in a tawa
usually began ou a Monday, sad 1 wa*M
arrive on tho Sunday. 1 would mmi
a man whom I could trust It "wt-rk"
the  business  on  the Saturday.
llo would go to a saloon, "gmt im"
with n few loafers, stand Mi-*m dr-itih*.
aud openly (ell them that be waa •■
ployed by mo to And suitable iu«j««ts
for hypnotism, tho excuse being taat
I liked to muke sure of gelling ford
subjects beforehand, to us nsl ta a*-sp
the audience waiting.
'hen my man would say lo tae mf
the loafers: "Vou look like a good •■»
Ject. Would you care to come ruuad ta
tlie boss's hotel for a private U»t! He
won't hurt yon, and he'll pay v#« tar
your loss of time."
Now,   mark   carefully  whal   feflown:
rhaps on the Monday my man vr-mln"
bring me halt -a-doxen loafers fur Mr U
examine, i would make a few pasHM
r one man, tell him that tha "ia
fluence" was working, and then "rug
gest" that be was under my power, nut.
that be could not raise his arm.
Perhaps thc idiut Would ruins ius arm
to bis head.
(Oh, no," 1 would say; "I'm a/raid
you're not such a good subject as 1
though you'd be. It's a pity. Doa't
imagine that I \1 ask you to wastt yaar
time in coining up tn thr stag* for
nothing, l\\ compensate vow far yaw
loss of work. Shall we
littlo experiment!"    jj^L.....................-*******************-
Hy that time Iho loafer usnslly "ta«-
hled" to the idea, and wbra 1 ■•at
made a few passes over him aad taM
him that, he could not raise his ids
to his head ho would tell mc t-aat ha
could not.
Then I would tell him thnt he was a
good subject, give him half a dtllar tar
his loss of time, nnd tell him that hf
lie came on the stage the fnllowing
evening—from tho audience, of tr-wrat*
—I would give him a dollar fer. his taM
of time that evening.
I'm not saying that there isa't Maw-
thing  in  real  hypnotism, but I
that my sort pays tho best.
try
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relieving the irritation, and restore Mta
affected organs to healthy -r-lrrirar
Use will show its value, fry it aad (m
convinced of its etlicucy.
K^^L..
THAT HACKING COUGH
it will get. worse instead of better unless j*m
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7» THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND. B.C.
11
Gas Distended His
Stomach
Gamed Palpitation and Pro-
ventad Sleep. Whon Health
Was Gone, Cure Followed
Use of "Nervilino."
"My lust wish will be," writes Harry
P, Pollard, a well-known boot and shoe
traveller of Hartford, "that everyone
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lior'oro it's too lute, that Nerviliue is
the ene remedy to cure. Why, I was
in mighty bad'shape, my digestion was
nH wrong, nnd evory night 1 would
■      waken      with     a
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start and find my
hoart jumping like
a threshing machine. This was
caused by gas on
my stomach press*
ing against my heart. When I started
ta use Nerviliue f got better mighty
fast. It. is certainly a grand remedy
l'or the travelling man, keeps your stoma oh in order, cures cramps* prevents
iuwbngo or rheumatism, breaks up
chest colds and sore throat—in fact,
there hasn't been au uciie or pain inside or outside for the past two years
that I haven't cured with Nerviliue.
Uu you wonder  I   recommend  il?'*
For general household use Nervilino
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THE AWAKENING
( droamed of her I once loved best,
Who once mv being had possessed,
Whose hand 'l M passionately pressed.
Once more I sought her out with zest,
''She'11   joy   to   welcome   me,"   I
guessed.
And then, ah me!
That it should be,
With bittor pain
I guessed again.
t found a bird in hist year's nest.
With plumage rare
Of yellow hair,
With her sweet golden head at rest
Upon the vest
fie wore on his protruding chest.
ANOTHER PROPOSITION
All summer she has kept her sleeves
Hulled  up—her anus are brown;
But home, again* with work to do,
Bfcm promptly rolls thom down..
BALLADE   OF   SUMMER   OUTINGS
Same to sail where the sea is blue
And the skies are clear and thc bays
aro deep;
Some for the woods where the cares are
few,
And the winds blow sweet aud  the
hills are steep,
Where  the   pines   are  tall   and  the
black bass leap
And  the  streams  sing  songs  as   they
gently How,
Same for' the places where board is
cheap,
Bat the most fun's figuring where to
doao   for   the   meadows   agleam   with
dew,
When nt night the lengthening shadows creep,
Where every morning brings knowledge
new
Concerning  the  cows  and   the   colts
and sheep;
Whero the nights ure only for restful
sleep,
And one may help with the rake and
hoe
Or   gladly  watch   while  the   reapers
reap,
But the most fun's figuring where to
go.
[SiMue o'er the sen for a month of two,
To view cathedral or donjou-keep;
, !*© search for some slender, long-hidden
clue
Within a historical rubbish heap;
Borne for the plains where the bree7.es
sweep
Stnc   for   the   beaches   where   bathers
show
Buoh forms as would nuike any artist
weep;
But tho most fun's figuring where to
go.
L 'Envoi
*&r or madame, perhaps to yon
This sounds like folly; I do not know.
Vour outing may be a. success, 'tis true
But the most fun's figuring where to
go.
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DAME FASHION'S
DECREES
PLANNING tho winter outfit is n task for which there can
bo no hard and fast rules laid down. So much depends
upon where and how the winter is to be spent, whether
social life is to be all Important, whether there is to bo a
succession of entertainments given and attended, or whether
merely the customary rouud is to bo adhered to. The woman
who goes out constantly and also gives many evening entertainments requires many more gowns than when one or two
dinners a week aad no dances comprise thc list of festivities.
There are one or two statements hitherto accepted as
facts which this year will have to be done away with—that
it is necessary to have only one or two well made und becoming gowns in ordor to be satisfactorily gowned, for the newest
fashions are too distinctive and pronounced to bo worn an
indefinite number of times, and ns for changing thom in any
way, ret rimming or redraping, it is almost impossible. The
radical change of style since last winter has affected all evening gowns us much as the street gowns, nud this is quite
unusual, for as a rule, while there are always changes as to
material, trimming and general effect from year to yoar, there
Nile Oreen Satin Gowu with Silver Embroidery
are. or rather have been, so many points in common season
after season that often it 1ms heen possible, whou economy
had to bo consulted, to order only oue new evening gown
:i season and make those of former seasons up to dale by
some trivial adaptation of trimming or line.
Skirts are narrow und scant (the terms are not synonymous to the iniliittod), not loug. Mauy are quite short, and
beauty of line has for the moment apparently been done away
with in the effort to produce striking and conspicuous effects,
while most elaborate trimmings and embroideries are used
most casually without regard to cost. It is well understood
that every woman is to look tall and slender—this is the unwritten law—and when n dressmaker hus to accomplish
these results for short and stout customers her task is not. an
easy one. The low cut corset is again demanded for the
more elaborate evening gowns, two or three inches above the
waist boing deemed quito high, but be it realized that with
this must be worn a perfect fitting brassiere or marvellously
cut cache corset that will support the bust without giving
the high busted, too well corseted appearance that some styles
of falTgowns seem to require. Below the waist the corset is
exaggeratedly long and most perfectly fitted to hold back,
but not pushup, any superfluous flesh, and particularly for the
average woman inclined to be stout, the waist, measure need
not be ubnormally small. At the same time a small waist
is once again considered a point of beauty. To suggest slen-
derncss is the aim of every dressmaker, and sho who can
attain this for her customers is au artist at her trade.
Oddly enough there are dressmakers who know how a
gowa should bo cut to show to the best possible advantage
the figure, and yet who do nut in the least understand the
secret of a graceful and at the same time a smart gown.
Others again realize to the fullest extent these mysteries
of dress and yet cannot attain a good cut. The woman who
herself understands clothes has now au opportunity to exercise her own talent. If she goon to an establishment whole
she can be certain of a well cut gown she can Instruct the
dressmaker ns to tho disposition of the trimming or the drapery of tho few folds that are allowed. Brocades, crepe, satin
and velvet are all popular this winter, and many of fhe designs as well as the quality are quito unlike anything that
has ever been seen and make superb gowns, bul almost without exception these nre expensive. For the less expensive
gown the satin foundation, with a pattern robe, can be selected by the woman who is counting hor pennies, and, as hns
been said, if the foundation be well cut and fitted amateur
talent can work wonders with a comparatively Inexpensive
net tunic embroidered iu silk or in colored beads,
Where expense does not enter inln the question there can
be the most, superb of gowns turned out—the foundation of
satin or brocade, with tunic embroidered in jet or crystal or
colored beads nnd finished with a deep fringe of silk or
beads. Fringe is extremely fashionable and is used in nil
widths, several rows of narrow or medium width, or one row
of wide, as is the more becoming or tho moro in keeping with
the lines of tin? gown. Bands of passementerie aro extremely
effective, less expensive than the embroidery ou the material
itself, and there is an apparently endless choice iu color and
design. These bauds trim the waist, finish the tunic and flic
sleeves, and tin. width depends on whether the narrow or wide
line is the best.
Embroidered bands on brocade nre thought by some women to be inappropriate, nnd they contend that when thc
material is of a flowered or figured design the plain satin or
velvet is better, being more of a contrast, but this winter
many of the embroideries resemble so closely the pattern and
color of the brocades that they soom only to enhance its
beauty.    A band of embroidery around the hem on the waist
and in a diagonal line across thc front of the skirt is a popular method of trimming, und when, as is so often seen, the
kirt is cut open at the side, showing an under skirt of another
material, this embroidery finishing the upper skirt adds greatly lo its beauty. Often the design of the brocade is worked
uut in embroidery of heavy silk or of crystal beads, and this
is most effective, for it does not break into the design as do
the bauds of embroidered passementerie. All these small,
or apparently small, details count for so much in the finish
of the modern evening gowu that it is worth while studying
them carefully.
Veiled effects are still fashionable, but the evening gowns
are now more often veiled with embroidered lace and net, the
plain veiling of voile do soie or mousseline de soie having
beeu so utilized for less elaborate gowns as lo make it seem
hardly appropriate for the more costly ones. It seems quite
like vandalism to embroider the beautiful laces aud lace nets
that are uow used for the veiling, but only the finest of hand
work is thought possible, and it is contended that outlining
tho pattern with crystal, pearl or even jet beads merely
makes the design more effective. Certainly for those who
love to work in beautiful fabrics Dame Fashion lias this
year provided all that could be desired, for the brocades, satin
velvet or crepe, the exquisite luces and the hand embroidery
are all of the most costly description, aud there is uo fixed
rulo as to what colors and materials are to be combined* so
that it is really a matter of taste as to what shall bo chosen.
Artificial flowers play un important part iu evening dross
this scuson, and many of the smartest go WHS have the waists
so fashioned that the flowers are pari of the trimming, but so
arranged that they can be changed if so desired. A Nattier
blue satin evening gown trimmed with black lace would not
look half so smart were it nol for the spray of shaded pink
velvet roses with green leaves placed in the front of the
Wttlst just where the bands nf lace are crossed. A yellow and
white brocade gowu would lack color ami smartness were it
not for the spray of yellow roses, shading to deepest orange,
that is placed iu the folds of brocade that cross above the
high girdle. Artificial flowers have reached a perfection of
manufacture that makes them appropriate as a trimming
or finish to the most elaborate of gowns, nnd are often pre
ferablc to the ornaments of steel or rhinestone that have been
popular for so long. All kinds of flowers known to the bota
nist, anil many unknown, are wonderfully copied—gardenias,
hydrangeas, calla lilies, orchids and roses of every shade
boing the favorites. They are made of silk, satin, or velvet,
and the number that is included in the provision for the
winter season is somewhat overwhelming. At the same time
two sprays will be quito sufficient, if but a little care is exercised iu putting them away "between weuriugs." The different shades of blue are so fashionable at present that blue
flowers are in demand. There are not many,blue flowers, but
fashion permits that blue roses, blue lilies and blue orchids be
included in the list of artificial blossoms.
What is the fashionable cplor for the evening gown this
season is anxiously waited fer. There are many different
shudes of white, blue, pink, yellow, gCheii and grey to choose
from, while the broendes, with plain ground and embroidered
iu color, furnish a still greater variety. White or black brocaded with gold or silver is very superb, the latter more
suitable for older women, and the mauve, with silver or gold,
is also to be included. The brocaded and embroidered heavy
crepes all iu one color are to be found in all shades, with
fringes and embroideries to match, and are among the very
THE JAVANESE TIGER-FIGHT
TIGER-FIGHTING is a sport peculiar to Java. The tiger
is set down in a trap in the centre of an enclosure,
and is surrounded by a triple or quadruple Hue of spearmen, about a hundred yards distant from him.
When all is ready, a Javanese advances at a very slow
pace, to the sound of soft music, and sets fire to the trap,
at the same time opening the dour at the back of the cage,
which, by the way, is too narrow for the tiger to tutu in.
As the fire begins to singe his whiskers, iho tiger gradually backs out. The man, as soon as he has opened the door,
begins walking toward the crowd at a slow pace, aud the
slower he is the more applause does he gain.
The tiger, meanwhile, having backed out of his burning
prison, is rather astonished at finding himself surrounded
by hundreds of people, each planting a spear at him.
If ho is a bold tiger, he canters round the circle, almost
touching the spears. Then, finding no opening, he return;
•to the centre, fixes his eye on one spot, and with a loud roar
dashes straight at it.
He is received on the spears, and, though he crushes
many, in half a minute he falls dead, in some instances,
however, the roar ami charge are too much for the .fuvaaeso,
and they give way. Tho sport then becomes exciting for the
spectators as well as tho hunters.
THE ELECTRICS OF TASTE
SOMK lime ago it was suggested that wherever a distinc
five flavor is formed in the cooking or eatiug of certain
things together the reason why they seem to improv
each other is that a certain amount uf electrical action  is
set up between them.    Edwin Smith tried numerous experi
THE \vIFE BLEACHED HER HAIR
In Spite of the Husband's Protosts iu
the Latest Slang, She Used Peroxide—But He Got Even
THE  wife  of a young business  man
became dissatisfied, not loug ago,
with tue shade of her hair.
".lim." she said to her husband one
night, "I 'in going to peroxide my hair."
"dim" let his pipe full out of his
hands and broke the new amber stem.
"Vou ure, lieyf" said he. "Vou only
think you are, aud you've gut severa'l
more thinks coming. What can you be
dreaming of, anyhow?"
".lust this," she replied. " fellow
hair wouhl just suit me. I've always
been crazy about light hair, and plenty
of good people are doing theirs over
uowaduvs."
"Well, I'll tell you oue thing," he r
plied, gazing at her steadfastlv, "if you
do it'll let me out.   it'll bo'the finish
I'll—"
"But, .Mm"—and she came over to
the arm of his chair—"I'm just crazy
to see how  'twould look."
" Nope, it don't go. See?" was dim's
retort. "1 dun't see anything the matter with your hair as it stands. What's
the trouble with your hair.' Vou've got
dandy hair. Who's been putting such
stuff into your head.' Cut it out. my
dear. Vour hair's good enough for tue.
Wait'II you get me undor the sod, nml
then you can havo it painted Alice blue
if you want to.''
This didn't settle the matter, though,
by a whole lot. Slit* got a new black
tailor-made dress about ten days ago,
and the idea of yellow hair in combination with the black dress took posses
siou of her.   ■
She had it done. When the job was
completed and she saw herself in the
glass she didn't admire it quite so much
as she had anticipated she would. Nor
wns she quito so confident that when
".lim" saw her transformed head he
would fall upon her neck and weep with
joy,
"Uh-huh," said he, when he came iu
that evening, "vou've done it, 1 see?
"lake it?"   '
"Not by a long shot! " he replied, not
amiably. "What did 1 say about the
chemical blonde business—hey."
There was no conversation in the
flat for Hie remainder of the evening. A
gloomy silence brooded over the place.
When ".lim" went to his oflico the
next morning a steely light was in his
eye. He tugged nt his reddish brown
Vandyke beard savagely. That afternoon he repaired to a barber shop aud
had his facial decorations dyed a deep,
dull black. When he emerged from the
shop the hirsute trimmings on his
countenance were the blackest thing
ever seen. They were so black that
they made the exposed portions of in
face look ghastly white, lie looked
like a photograph taken after death.
Then he went home and burst into tho
house with au attempt at a cheery grin
and a bluff manner. His wife met him
iu the hall.
"How d'ye like lfcf,J he asked her.
"Great, ain't it? Roal thing, hoy?
Thought I 'd have it tixed up as a sort
of contrast to you, y'kuow. Now wo'rc
both ornamental around the house, too.
Vou look like a bale of sisnl, and 1
look like a Bob Chambers villain. Oh
ain't we a lovely pair of kids!"
Then he caught sight of himself in
the mirror over the mantel, fell into
chair and howled mirthlessly.
After several hours of pleading she
induced him to sneuk around tu a late
closing barber shop, where he had his
beard ami moustache removed—us he'd
intended to all along. She cannot, in re
turn, have her yellow hair shaved close
to her head, of course, but he has her
promise that she will let the peroxide
wear off—to return no more.
WORK FOR THE TOT
'pHE little child, because it is "father
JL to the man," is a very important
consideration ln the day's order of
work, lie should receive liis recognition and as soon as possible be given
some responsible work to do.
Few mothers realise the risk of
over caution and over attention in their
children after they are old enough to
play and romp about. A child is Imp-
pier with few aud simple playthings
than with a multitude of complicated
toys. There is no such good fun or
good training as making uue's self useful in doing little things like work,
and it is cruelly to deprive the child
of this pleasure ami stimulus. Lei tho
brain and body be trained Hi rough
hand, foot and'eye. Give the boy a
carpenter's bench; encourage the girls
lo do housework.
Where possible, let both boy and girl
have u little gulden patch, if only a few
t square, and the care of a fow
plants. A woman iu her home, a man
ii his garden—this seems to be a fun-
la mental type from which we cannot
entirely dopnrt without risk to body
md mind. Cheerfulness, sincerity, per*
lovoranco and unselfishness may be ac-
piired by practice and constant repeti-
ion as much as the art of correct speaking or of playing the piano, ami are
far moro nocessarv to health.
MILK FOR CLEANING
eems cruel  irony to tell you  to
can house with milk when it is so
WHY SUFFER FROM PILES?
Zam-Buk Gives Certain Ease
Friction on veins (the hemorrhoid
veins) that are swollen. Inflamed and
gorged witli blood, is what causes tbe
terrible pain aud stinging aud smarting of piles. Znin-Buk applied at night
will lie found to give euse before morning. Thousands of people have proved
this. Why not be guided by the experience of others? Mr. Thomas Pear-
sun, of Prince Albert, Wash., writes: "I
must thank you for the benefit 1 have
received from the use of ZhmHuk.
Lust summer 1 suffered greatly from
piles. I started to use Zam buk and
found it gavo tue relief; so I contiuuod
it nnd after using three or four boxes
I t\itt pleased to say it has effected a
complete cure."
Mr. G. A. Dufresnc. IS:t-I*H;-> St. .Joseph Street, St. Koch, Quebec, P,Q,(
writes: "I can highly recommend Zam*
1 In k to everyone who suffers from
piles."
Magistrate Sun ford, of Weston,
King's Co., N,S„ says: "I suffered long
from itching piles, but Zam Buk has
now cured me."
Mr. William Kenlv, of Upper Nine
Mile Kiver, Hunts Co., N.S., suys: "I
suffered terribly from piles, the pain
at times being almost unbeuruble. I
tried various ointments, but everything 1 tried failed fo do me the slight
est good. I was tired of trying various
remedies, when I heard of Zam-Uuk, and
thought ns ti last resource I would give
this balm a trie!. I procured a supply
and commenced with the treatment.
After a very short time Zam-Buk effected what' several otlier ointments
aud medicines had failed to do—a complete cure."
Zam-Buk is also u sure cure for skin
injuries aud diseases, eczema, ulcers,
varicose veins, cuts, burns, bruises,
chaps, cold sores, etc. fiOc box all
druggists aud stores, or post free from
Zuni-Buk Co., Toronto, t'or price. Refuse harmful imitations,
Buttermilk is tho best possible thing
to clean linoleum and*oilcloth, dust
mop it up with a soft cloth, and watcb
tho dirt taken off by the application.
About once a week is often enough for
the cleaning.
Eithor skim or sour milk will make
rubber-plants grow. Wash the leaves
with a soft (doth in milk aud water,
sponging each off carefully inside and
out, and pouring the remainder of your
basin into the ground of tlie tub. The
plant grows and thrives on it.
Milk, woll tubbed into the wood,
makes a good furniture polish, also
keeping the shiny surface in good condition. You do not need frequent
treatments—at housecloanlng time is
often enough.
So here arc three ways at least of
using tne left-over aad spoiled coutentB
of the milk pitcher.
ATTRACTIVE NEATNESS
WE  all  have  among our acquaintances the girl who, without boing   iu   the  least   good-looking,
always manages tn look neat and well-
dressed.
Perhaps she has only a small dress
allowance, and yet, whenever you happen to meet her, sho looks smart and
attractive, while other girls, with twice
the money at their command, too often
look shabby and dowdy.
What. Is the neat girl's secret? Nothing more or less than taking earo of
her clothes. She has a place for everything, ami everything is kept in its
place; ribbons, gloves, handkerchiefs,
veils, etc., are not all huddled together
iu one drawer, nether do thoy lie about
ou the tables aud chairs until they are
wanted. Every article uf apparel is
put away with the most scrupulous care
—first being dusted, shaken, or mended,
ns the case may be.
There is a great difference, too, in
the way in which girls put ou their
clothes; ami very often a girl dressed
in a shirtwaist and plain skirt will
look twice as neat as one clad in au
expensive gown, the reason being simply ami solely this—the one has put on
her dress anyhow; the other has taken
care that all shall be neat and fresh.
It is the duty of all parents to see
that their children are taught from
(heir babyhood to take proper care of
their wearing apparel; for the child
who lets her clothes drop oft" her and
He in a heap on Hie floor invariably
grows into the careless, untidy woman
with whom we are all so familiar.
SIMEON FORD was discussing the
ethics of speech-making: "It was
a long and tedious speech, but 1 listened attentively. I like to have people
to listen to my speeches, you kuow, and
turn about is fair play. Well. I'm glad
r did listen, because if I hadn't I'd have
missed one of the best windnps I ever
heard. 'And now,' snid the speakor,
list as we were all ready to drop off
to sleep, 'ns Lady Godiva remarked
win n she was returning from 'ier tide.
1 am drawing uoar my dollies." ' "
high, ovoi
tk  it;  but
ments along this line, using the two eatables as elements
in a galvanic battery instead of the proverbial copper uml
/.inc. to ascertain if a current would be produced. Things
generally eaten together, such as raisins and almonds, pepper
and salt, ten aud sugar, ami many others, were tried, and in
every instance Smith found electrical action taking place,
and produced a current. He stated that as a result of his
work "bitters and sweets, pungents ami salts, bitters and
acids," appear generally to furnish the elements of true
voltaic, couples.
Among the things experimented on are the following,
the first-mentioned element of (he couple taking the place,
in each instance, of the attacked element, or zinc: raw
potato aud lemon juice, tea and sugar, nutmeg and sugar,
horseradish and table salt, onion and beet, vanilla nml sugar,
-ifarch und iodine.
irmiiK  an
oso,  so  ii
amis,
ms   and
ted   with
tit  leavin
A Pill That Lightons Life.—To the
man who is a victim of indigestion the
transaction   of   business   becomes   an
Ided misery.    IL' cannot concentrate
his miud upon his tasks, and loss and
vexation  attend   him.    To  such  n   man
Parmelee's  Vegetable  Pills offer relief.
A course of treatment, according to directions,  will   convince   him   of   their
warts    disappear    when 1 great  excellence.    They are confidently
Hollowuv's   Corn    Cure  recommended because thev will do all
u scar.' that is claimed  for them."
thi
ol
e who wish to
skim milk ami
good fur this
s  expensive   us
W guarantee the
perfect quality and
absolute purity of
the tobaccos used in
the manufacture of
SweetCsVoral
Cigarettes.
1* THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND
npHE
MAGNET CASH STOREg
I
. . ■:
" ■ .*v.
•     ■  :>
*-;,-.')
s: ■: ,
•£&
^■■■.. j.
\ I STOVES, RANGES,
m
cm
URE
AND A
OOMPLiBTB
HOUSEHOLD
Jtiri\ishin* Establishment
T. 33. BATE
CUMBERLAND, B.C.
The IDEAL' STORE
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.
sun 1111*1111 ii mm
jdtClothsngOffer
t-ur Pay= Day.
Our Rtuclc of clothing
is too heavy, and for
ONE WEEK we
are offering all clothing
at COST PEICE.
This is a
Genuine
Otter,
and it affords you a
great opportunity to secure an up-to-date suit
of the very latest style
and pattern at
cs that will astound the most
shrewd Bargain-Hunter.
Don'l forget the place,
fhe opportunity is Yours.
Sin Leiser
.' -.TEggixm1 umwctis* » xMimvf id mj ■»•»» istcb
VICTORIA    DAY    CELEBRATION
NANAIMO
MAY Mfh and 25th
BIG DAYS
u ■     $2,000 IN PRIZES
2
Field Sports, Reftetta, Football, Baseball, etc.
Five-mile and Twelve-mile road races for Silver Trophy.
Excursion Rates from all Points.
EVERYBODY COME!
'     'ea for all event i must bo handed in to the Secretary not later
than Monday, May 20th.
MAYOR SHAW, Chairman. ROBERT NAYLOR, Secretary.
-■*<+••*■ fi-st*** r*f •
.(
n
McRae, Acton & Hayman
Dunsmuir Avenue. (Siddall's Tailor Shop.)
THE CLUB CAFE
COURTENAY, B.C., Next to Opera House
CAMERON & McKENZIE, Props.
White CooUsg
And White Help Only
Everything First Class
The Right Place for a Good Square or A DAINTY LUNCH
ISLANDER Ads. Pay
E. W. BICKLE
Notary Public Conveyancer
Real Estate and Insurance, Fire,
Life, Accident, Plate Glass,
and Automobile.
HOUSES .OR SALE
Accounts Collected
See BICKLE for all kinds of Insurance.
FOUND—On beach, r.wbnar; keel 16
fj...tj beam 6 feet: built by Turner, Van
c.inver.   Anply
J. J. BANNERMAN, Curat**.. B C.
FOH SALE—3J mile* frnm Cum
berlanrl, 20acres of exlru good land,
(•uml for either fruit or vegetables.
Will wil either whole or divide in 10
ucre blocks. 16 acres denied. Apply
N. HARVEY. Happy Valley
NOTICE it hen by Riven that the
next meeting of the Beard of License
C,immi««ioner« of the City of Cumber-
hind, 1 intend to apply fur a reuewal of
llie hotel license hold by me fur the New
Kni-land I Intel, situated uu the east hal
uf let 3, in block 3, Cumberland   Town
Kite.
JAMES WALTERS.
Dated thi*. 1 Hi day nf May. 1H12.
PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice iS hereby  given   thnt the
City Pound By-law will  in future be
enforced.    Milch cows only, are allow
ed to run  at large from seven in llie
morning until eight in  the afternoon
of each dny. By order of City Council.
A. McKinnon, City Clerk.
City nnil, April 24th, 1912
NOTIOE is hereby g von ti at ai tli.
nolt meeting of the hoard nf Lim-nie
Cumiuiuloiien for the City of Cumberland I intend tn «i ply fur a  ieni*.»l   nf
t ,. I„.tel li. su held by me fur the W,.v
erly hotel, »l(uiiteon Dunsmuir  Avenue,
Ouniberlaiid,        FRANK DALLOS,
I) t»d this Ll 1) •<>y   f Miy  1812
TU KENT. - Nice quiet rooms. Ap
ply to Mrs. C. A. Walker, Cumber*
Lrl. »«■■'
A. R. KIERSTEAD
(Late Mennie &JPotter)
Horse-Shoeing and
General Blacksmith
Wheel-wright, Repair Shop and
Rubber Tire Setting.
THIRD ST.   Cumberland
PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice in hereby given that all direct
connections of llnsh closets with the
city sewers iN strictly forbidden. Any
person or pi.rsons using flush closets
must provide septic tanks, the overflow
of which mny be connected with the
city sewers.
By order of die City Council,
A. .UcKIXXON, City Clerk,
City Hall, April 9th, 1912.
FOH SJLE.—Ten pigs, 6 weeks old,
i.OO each. -Ip|dy Hubert .S'ollan,
//ornl.y Island.
5 and 10 ACRE BLOCKS
of good lend, mostly alder, less than
onc-lmlf mil*- from now mine, No. 8.
8100 mi m-w; nriii-third cfu>h, 6 hiu!
12 months.    Apply
F. R. F. BISCOE
Agent, olliee next  Royal J'.anl,,
COURTENAY, 11, C
Cement Blocks, Concrete
Chimney Blocks a Specialty. Samples can been
at McKean & Biscoe store,
Courtenay.
For Estimates  and  particulars
write
J. Lawrence,
COMOX, B.C.
P. O. Box 100
Phone 10
FOH SALF.-8} miles f.om Cuni-
bet'land, !i8 acres of good land; 18 acres
slashed; school on the upper corner;
good road to place;and would to easily
subdivided. /Ipply N. HARVEY
Mmio District, for terms.
ojgm
egg
m
9tsS
em
CUMBERLAND
DEPARTMENTAL
STORES   j)
Late J. N. McLeod
.|l,JHIS Store will be extended and several new
©■ departments added, and will shortly reopen with a large and complete stoe* of everything
appertains to a general business, and will be run
on the lines of
HIGH-GRADE GOODS
AT POPULAR PRICES
<££3
($20
W. A. Wagcnhauscr
F. P. Onate
Proprietors.
WAVERLY HOTEL
PEANK DALLOS, Prop.
Good Meals Comfortable Rooms
Fragrant Cigars    Choice Liquors
Courteous Treatment.
Dunsmuir Ave.
Cumberland
Capitvl $6,200,000
Reserve 87,000,000
THE ROYAL BANK
OF CANADA
Drafts Issued In any currency, payable all over the world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, and Inter
highest current pates allowed on deposits of $1 and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   —   —     OPEN DAN-"
UNION WHARF, B.C., Sub Branch-OPEN THURSDAVf
D. M. Morrison,  Manager
COURTENAY, B.C. BRANCH OPEN DAILY
Wm. H. Hoff,  Manager.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining tight! of thc Dominion
in Manitoba, S-takatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory. theN •rthwest Terri
titrioit nud in a portion of ihe Province of
Britiill C> -lu rubia, may be leased for a term
of twciiiy-uue yean at »n annual rental uf
SI an Here. Not more than 2,500 -wren
will be lt--th«;d tu one applicant.
Appticati><n for alenntt must bo mndo by
the applicant in person to the Agent or sub
agent of the district iu which the rights
applied for Hre situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described bv sections,or leKnUuhdiwi>i.>n»
of .sections, mid in unxuiveyud territory
thctractnpplied for shall bu staked out by
theapp'ic-Ut him-ielf,
finch application mutt be accompanied
by » fee ' f $6 which will be rofmuled if the
i lulits ;.p|;lunl for are nut available, but. nut
otherwise A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output nf thu mine at the
into < f live edits per t n.
T.ie person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agt.nt with sworn returns ac-
colli) inn for the full quantity of liit-rch
tn lablucual niii'.rd mid pay the royalty
rliun un. If the cunl miniatr tiulit-* are
nut bt lint operated, such returns shall he
furi ishod at least uno« a year.
Tin- lea-*,* will Ino "du the coal minin
rights only, but the l^sacu may ho, pernio
ed tu purchase whatever  availab'6 sur
faco rights may be  considered   necessary
f r th*' w< rknii/ of i he mine at  the rate of
llOOOaimo'6
For full information application should
he made to the Secretary of the Dopirt*
ineiit of the Interior, Otawa,   or to   any
Agent orSuh Agi nt of D'ininion Lands
W   vy. C0KY,
D.-ptity Mlniftercf the Interior,
N 1-    Uii.tiithoriz-'d publication of Un
iilv-iii 'fimint. ft ill mil l>   [aid for.
lo, Ktlowna, Ladysmith, Nanaimo,
Nelson, Now Westminster, Peach land,
Prince Rupert, Penticton, Revel stoke,
RossUnd, •Salmon Arm, Summerland,
VancouVe", Vernon, and Victoria.
('uiMliilutfs must br British subj-'cts
between the ages of 21 and 80, if for
Third-class Clerks; and between 16 aud
21, if for Junior Clerks or Stenographers.
Applications will not Im accepted if
received later than the 15th June
next.
Further information, together with
apliuation forms, mny ho obtained from
tbe undersigned.
Section 7 of the "Civil Service
Act" provides that temporary
clerks and stenographers, who
have not beon regain rly appointed
by Order in Council must, pass thit
examination.
P  WALKER.
fb'ifitifrtiv, Civil. Service,,
Victoria. B.C., 1st. May, 1012.
^B^*M^kS
"<*5»e"
"CIVIL SEItVICK ACT."
Tlio qualifying examinations for
Third-class Clerks, Junior Clerka, and
Stenographers will ho held at the
following places, commencing on Tuesday, the 2inl July next:—Armstrong
Chilliwack, Cumberland, Duncan,
Golden, Grand Forks, Kamlooqi, Kas-
MAIL CONTRACT
SEAI.RD TENDEKS addrensed to
the Postmaster Gener.il. wil) hereceiv*
I'd at (inii«a until noon on Friday,
the 81st day of May, for the conveyance if Ilia Majesty's Mails, on a pro*
posed contract fur four yeurs, at the
frequency deacsilajd in the notices issued, between CUM BER/,AND
POST OKFICE and iiWY. STAT*
ION of the CANADIAN COLLER-
II<;S UO. LTD., from the 1st July
next.
Printed notices conaaining further
information us to conditions of proposed Contract may beset-u and blank
forms obtained at tlie Post Ollice of
CUMBERLAND and at the ollice of
the undersigned,
Post Office Inspector's Office
Victoria, B. ft, 12th April, 1912.
E. H. Fletcher,
P. O. luspector.

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