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The Islander Jun 25, 1910

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£7* Economy Fruit Jars
and Tops in Pints, Quarts
and Half-Gallons at
ty Travellers Samples of
Stamped Linens and Blouse
Lengths at 25 below wholesale price at
No. 4
Will   continue   to
'way  back  and
sit down.
Returnng Officer MoKinnon, a»-
I listed by Poll Clerk Willard, received
the citizens from 9 to 7 o'clock on
Monday lust nt Biddsl's Tailoring
Shop. Every householder who called
was supplied with a ballot paper anil
invited to express his opinion upon
the question of installing an up-to-date
Sewerage System in the town. One
hundred and nine voters called nnd
registered their opinion, and the result of the poll went to show tlmt the
majority felt that the present system
of sewerage disposal was entirely satisfactory.
The result of the voting follows:—
Fur           HO
Against            57
Spoilt          2
Necessary to carry
Denman Island.
A rather unwelcome visitor, in the
form of a large black bear, has arrived
on the island, nnd to all appearances
intends to remain. Bruin first put in
his appearance about three weeks ago,
having swam across the channel from
the vicinity of Comox, and landing on
the sandspit made his way southward
toward the settlement. Some Japanese fishermen reported having seen a
hear swimming in the waters of the
sound, and heading toward the north
end of the Island. Being unarmed
they gave him a wide berth, and allowed him to go on his way unmolested. The auinnil was first seen
here by two hoys, who snid they saw
it in the act of climbing over a high
rail fence. At first their story was
discredited, for such n thing as a bear
had never before been seen on Don-
man. However, upon investigation,
the lioys story was found to be correct, as the tracks of a bear were
plainly visible in the soft mud close to
where they had said they saw it.
Since then the animal has heen seen
by dhT( rent parties. Already quite •
number of sheep have f .lien victims to
hruin's voracious appetite, Mr. Robert
Swan being the fust to lose one of his
flock. In order that further loss may
not lie sustained by (he stock-owners
a reward of {80 is offered hy them for
the capture of the depredator. This
should be sufficient inducement to
someone who possesses a good bear
dog to go in quest of the animal
Severn! of the local Nintrods have tried
to bag liini, hut so fur their efforts
have been unsuccessful.
Mr. E. K. Tait, President of the
Denman Island Slone Co., accompanied by Mrs. Tail and family, arrived here on Tuesday from Vancouver.
They are guusts of Mrs. S. J. Du-
Subscription price $1.50 per year.
L H. Mosher, Denman.
P. O Smi'h "
J. B. Small "
J. E Chambers, Vancouver.
Roy Wenburu, Nanaimo.
Noel Wenburn       "
E. A. Stokes, London.
O. M. Shaw, Vancouver.
J. R Waldo
R. T. 0 loper "
3. H. Shields, Victoria.
H. Vaughan "
Fred. Bielhy "
A. M. Abbey "
J. 1). Robertson, Vancouver.
W   Burnette, Sea'tie.
J. O. Snibli        "
Chinaman   with    discolored optic gets
Messrs. H. Stent nnd Walker appeared before Judge A brains on
Thursday to answer a charge of having assaulted a Chinaman, Mah Sam
Lee. on Sunday last.
The story told hy the complainant
was that while riding in the car on
Sunday he had heen attacked hy the
defendant, who threw lumps of conl at.
him. At first he considered that it
was a bit of fun, but late* they grabbed him by the arms and demanded
money from him. Upon refusing to
part with Ms coin, one of the men
struck him in the eye with his fist,
and threatened to throw him off the
car if he did not give them money.
They then pulled him out of the car,
and tried to drop him out on a trestle.
He succeeded in holding on to the car
until the bridge was passed, but (he
defendants loosened his hold and he
fell to the track. The Chinaman's
eye was in deep mourning, in consequence of a violent collision with
Slant's fist.
Stent first pleaded guilty to the
charge, but this was later amended to
read "not guilty." Stunt's examination of the Chinaman failed to shake
the latter's story. Stent refused to
kiss the bilile, hut made an affirmation. He stated that he and Walker
had been without matches and had
lieen refused any by the Chinaman.
This had led to some trouble, and the
Chinaman had become frightened, and
run out of the car and jumped off.
Stent was found guilty and a fine
of $10 and costs, or in default 3
months imprisonment in Victoria goal.
The judge gave as a reason for imposing so slight a fine the fact that
the accused was a very young man,
but he administered a lecture upon
the gravity of the offence, and warned
him of the serions consequences of a
repitition of such offence. The evidence against Walker was very simi-
similar, and the same fine imposed.
P. P. Harrison, who appeared for
the accused, considered the penalty a
very slight one considering the gravity
of the offence, nnd suggested the possibility of a second charge being laid of
" Attempted Robbery in a Public Vehicle," a much mors serious offence for
which the penalty is 7 years imprisonment.
Successful gathering in
the Cumberland Wednesday night.
The committee of the lodge which
had in hand the arrangements for
the banquet given by the Ancient
Older of Druids in the Cumberland
Hotel, on Wednesday night, have
every reason to congratulate themselves upon the success which attended
their efforts. About seventy - five
members of the order, in addition to
the Grand Lodge representatives from
Ladysniith. and representatives from
the sister lodges and press of Cumberland sat down in the spacious dining-
room of the hotel, and any who
did not enjoy themselves to the
utmost would be indeed hard to please.
Mr. V. Durkish acted as chairman in
n capable manner. After the toast of
"The King " had heen disposed of, the
health of the visiting Grand Lodge
officers was drunk in a hearty manner,
Messrs. Harris and Watson replying
on behalf of the visiting brethern.
Toasts were also proposed tu the
Knights of Pythias, and responded to
by Mr. J. Benuie; Young Britons,
responded ,to hy Mr. J. Bannermnn ;
the Felice Corvallatti, responded toby
Mr. Maiketti, and the Orangemen, represented by Mr. T. Bote. O. Smithe
replied to the tonst of "The Press."
The pe -iod between speeches was filled
in with songs, recitations and instrumental selections ; amongst those contributing toward the enjoyableness of
the evening in this respect being
Messrs. Scavarda, Bardisona, Boyo,
Mnttioda, London, Ginsbtirg, Conway,
Machoda and Mai inella. The dinner
hroke up at an early hour in the
morning, and all departed convinced
that the Druids were ideal entertainers.
Union Bay.
S S. Coulsden arrived on Sunday
with cargo of rails for Kraser River
Lumber Co,  ■
Comox took on bunkers Tuesday,
and cleared for Portland.
Grand Trunk Pacific liner, Prince
Hupert, culled here last Saturday for
bunker coal oil way south, with 225
passengers on imnrd.
SS. Itiver Clyde took bunkers on
Monday and cleared for Eureka, Cal
S S. Gerinanicus arrived on Tuesday, nnd is awaiting orders,
Dola and scow are taking on coal
for Vancouver.
Tug Achaltcs arrived this morning
(Wednesday) from Stewart, whorosho
took two scows of lumber.
Mr. Bert Glover returned home on
Tuesday's bout, after enjoying a short
vacation away,
Mrs Win. Marshall and family returned homo on Tuesday's boat, after
a month's vacation with relations and
Messrs. Straniil nnd Jeremnison, of
Anderson Logging Co., were prs
sengers on Cowiohan, Sunday.
Mrs. Edgar R, Smith, of Vancouver,
is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert
The programme for the 1st July
Celebration has been all arranged and
will be out by the first of the week.
The game hetween Doane's camps
on Sunday last resulted in a win for
Union Bay camp. The game throughout was very interesting at times from
a spectators point of view. The visitors were first to the bat, and went
out in order. The home team battery
proved too strong for the visitors, and
that combined with errors ran up a
score that the visitors were unable to
recover. The game ended with a
score of 17 to 7.
A quiet wedding was solemnized on
Tuesday evening, Juno 21st, in the
Church Manse, when the Rev. C. E
Kidd, II.A., B.I),, united in holy mat
riinony Mr. Smiford Chapman, of
Nelson Hotel, and Mi-s Isabella
Laird, second eldest daughter of Mr.
Marshall Laird, The bride was assisted hy Mrs. John Hill, and the
groom by Mr. John Hill. The happy
couple will take up their residence
here. Their many f.iietids join in
wishing Mr. and Mrs. Chapman hup
pine's and prosperity.
Manager Patterson, of Doane's
Union Hay Logging Cnmp, and his
bunch of stars,'after their great victory on Sunday afternoon were defeated on Tuesday evening by the
scrubs of Union Bay, on the local
diamond by a score of 10 to 8. This,
however, has not discouraged the wood
destroyers, as we understand they intend challenging all comers.
Owing fo the rnin on Saturday the
bible class of Presbyterian Church
held their picnic on Tuesday afternoon, all enjoying a pleasant outing
on the spit.
Mr. John Humphrey, Wilson Hotel,
has ai ranged for the rounds of Jeffries-
Johnson fight on July 4th.
C. H. Tarbell's tender
accepted by Trustees
on Monday.
The contract for installing a Hot
Air Heating System in the Cumlier-
land Public School was awarded, at
the regular monthly meeting of the.
School Board, on Monday evening, to
C, H. Tarbell for $1385.
The specifications demand that the
contractor guarantee that all rooms
one the first floor be heated to a temperature of 70 degrees, and on the second floor of 65 degrees at an outside
temperature of 22 degrees.
On completion of the installation,
us specified, the heating contractor
shall receive 75% of the amount of
the tender, the remaining 25% the
trustees will withhold for two months
from date of completion, the contractor (if necessary) making any
changes in this time, at his own expense, to fulfil the above guarantee.
It is further provided that the installation shall be complete ready for occu
pation at the beginning of the fall
The system is to include two furnaces, each of 60,000 cubic feet heat
ing capacity. The furnaces are to be
McClajy's Hot Blast All Cast Furnaces.
All necessary carpenter and mason
work is to be done at the expense of
the heating contractor.
To the Editor Islander.
Sir,--In your hit issue Mr. The*
Bares describe! our present ayatem ai
"The Dry CI..set," and clt.mil that it it
sanitary. It would have been well on hit
part tu have looked over a hard wan
catalogue and have found out what if
meant by a dry closet, before describing
our present sweltering bucket as dry and
sanitary ; nothing could be farther from
the fact or more misleading.
It is generally understood that he as*
pirea to be Mayor of Cumberland, but if
his letter is any criterion of his know-
lodge and ideas of sanitation, it is to bi
devoutly hoped that its sewerage question
will be settled and installed before he it
elected to that position.
Anyw.iy, ho can be credited with stop
ping its clock of progress, temporarily
by delaying its greatest need to insun
the health, cleanliness and comfort of itt
citizens.    Why i
Joskph Shaw.
To the Kditor Islander.
Sir,—Two worthy and highly respected
citizens were last wt-ik u,.iied in the
Holy Bonds of Matrimony, and whilst.
as is customary, peaceably celebratinr
the occasion in their home, surrounded
by their friends, they were wantonly and
brutally disturbed and unnoyed by a bind
of pirls and leys with hideous noises and
ringing <<f cow hells ; just think of it,
what should he quiet and refined girlt
riishiou round till it public street wii.li
cow hills, their object being to furce respectable pimple to give them money.
simply a hold up, which rhey call <■
Nut content with this disgraceful con
duct they throw dirt aid ashes at th*
windows, covering the verandah with
them ; not satiftiud with this they pound
on it with heavy pieces of iron until tin
wedding parly on baldly hear each "th* r
apeak. One cl-nynian testifies that or
ccasiotis he has had to cut the serviee
short because he 01 uld hardly hear his
own voice.
It is a well known fact that such treatment has so t>xis| orated and excited
people bick oust that they have rushed
out with a gun and shot the disturbers,
which led to the strong arm of the law
putting a stop to such practices.
What are our police doing to allow such
disturbance of the puacc ; they are wcl
p id and now nothing elso to do except
police duty, and it is only reasonable
thai the piople that tind the money to
pay for the protection shall demand that
it bo granted them. If the present
i dicers cannot, or will not, put a stop to
these disgraceful scenes, let the Police
Commissioners get men that can and will.
Law ami Ohukh.
Change in School Eating may  end
in this.
The Board of School Trustees met
at the Council Chambers on Monday
night, all the members Iwing present.
The minutes of the previous meeting wete adopted as read.
A communication was read from
the B.C. Trustees Association requesting the annual membership fee of $5.
The secretary was instructed to forward the amount.
The secretary of the B.C. Teachers
Bureau wrote offering to supply teachers at any time, at short, notice.
The letter was received and tiled.
A communication was received from
the Pacific Plumbing Co., Victoria,
requesting that, they he furnished with
plans aad specifications of the proposed heating plant for Cumberland
School, and that the date for receiving
tenders he postponed for a month, to
allow them to submit a tender. The
oard was unable to see its way to
grant such a request.
Blue prints of the heating plant in
the Ladysinith School were received
from the Department of Education.
H. C. McLean, of the Contract Record, wrote, asking figures of successful and unsuccessful tenders for the
heating of the school. The request
was granted.
A letter was received from the De
partment of Education refusing to
grant aid toward the city school
library, owing to the fact that the
city's portion had not been raised by
the ordinary method of taxation. The
secretary was instructed to write the
department asking for a re-consideration of the matter.
The following bills were referred to
the Finance Committee and approved :—
T. Bate 8.55
Westminster Columbian (idvt.) 18.50
Vancouver Province "       11.70
Victoria Times "        9.60
Star Livery (coal)           5.00
Waterworks Co 10.00
Tenders for installing Heating Plant
in the school were then opened and
that of C. H. Tarbell, for $1386, was
accepted. An offer from the same
Arm to purchase the second-hand
stoves now on hand for ?50 was also
The action of the Government in
raising the city from a third to a second-class school district then came
up for discussion, and it was decided
to call a public meeting at as early a
date as possible to decide wdiat action
should lie taken by the city in the
matter, and to discuss (he question of
excluding all hut oilv children (roil
attending the city school In this
way the city would still lie rated as a
third.class school district, and it would
lie necessary for the Government to
erect and maintain a school for camp
nod other non-city scholars. The
secretary WM instructed to write Mi.
M. Malison, M.P.P, asking him to at
tend a public meeting, and asking him
in name • date for the same that
would he convenient.
It was decided to call for lenders
for   preparing  the   new   Hag polo for
erect i    also  for   kalsomlning and
cleaning the High School,
(IIksuimno li»«i;s).
Juno 26—Union at Cumberland.
Inly   8— Cnnrteliay at Cumberland.
July 10   Union at Courtney,
July 17—Ouurtenay at Cumberland,
July 24—Cumberland at Union,
July 111—Ouurtenay at Union,
Aug. 7—Cumberland at Courtenay.
Aug. U—Union at Ouurtenay.
Aug, 21—Cumberland at Union.
Aug. 28-Courtonay at Union.
Sept. 4-Cnniberlai d at Union.
Sept. 11—Union at Ouurtenay,
Svpt. 18   Cumberland at Courtonay.
Seventeen   candidates
writing in exams
next week.
The Entrance Examinations for admission to the High Schools of this
Province will he held in Cumberland
High School on June 28th.
The number of candidates cxpecteil
to write on the papers is 17 — 9 from
Cumberland, 4 from Courtenay, 3 from
Union, 1 from Comox.
The papers ore arranged according
to the following schedule:—
Tuesday,   9-10.80 a.m„ English
10.45 — 12,     Nature
"       1 -3    p.m.,    English
8, Reeding.
Wednesday,  9—11, . Arithmetic
11—12, Dictation and
■ Spelling.
" 1—3, English Gram
mar and Composition
Thursday, 9—11.30, Drawing.
"       1—2.30, Oleography.
2.30-5, Canadian History.
(See Programme; City Hall, tonight.)
'Breathes there a man with son] so dead
who never to himself has said: This is my
•wn my native land.'
It was Scott's immortal lines that art
■aid to have inspired Edward Bvereia
Hale's "The man without a country" and
no one can read that novel without his
heart beating just a little faster when ha
sees his country's standard fluttering in
die air. $
In this new film the theme of the novel
has been well preserved. No une can see
it without being a better citizen, so deep-
lydoes the pirtured drama iuculcate a nobler, higher patriotism.
No expense has been spared to make
- he production worthy of its subject.
The scene depicting the deck of an old
time frigate during a battle at sea will
rank, in fidelity to actual conditions,
among the noteworthy achievements of
the film makers art.
Lieut Gaines, a naval constructor, is
falsely accused of selling plans of a new
piece of ordinance to the enemy.
He is tried and convicted on circumstantial evidence.
The appsrant injustice of his trial stung
him to momentary wrath and he crushes
the tl ig under his heel, declaring he
hoped never to soe or hear of his native
country again. The court-martini altera
its sentence and grants his wish. He is
leprived of home, country and flag, and
•laced ill permanent banishment abroad.
Everywhere scorned as a traitor, his life
s pitiable. Americans refuse to as-
inciate with him, his every eff irt for the
oomptnionship of his countrymen and a
welcome beneath the flag meets with re-
He wanders near the docks where an
\mericsn frigate is atichnrid, saves some
American sailors from possible death at
hands of foreigners and is taken aboard
the ship, having sustainod injuries him-
.elf. The vessel puts to soa and en-
oounters the enemy. He wants to fight,
hut he has been recognised now and his
otfer is refused. At lasta shot carries a-
way the standard; with a wild shout he
he leaps forward seizes the dig and dashes up the rat lines. Up he goes midst
tlmt and shell to the shattered mast-head
where he fastens the Hag just as a shell
sunds him crashing to thu deck.
He has redeemed himself; the officers
nid men stand with bared heads and a
lUg is draped across his dead body.{adv't)
On Sunday, in l'roahytorian Church,
Mr. I'inrson will give a solo, Galileo,
The license foes in Greonwood are
higher than in any portion of thu Province, having just boon raised to *80Oa
All Knights of Pythias and Pythian
Sisters are reipiostod to attend Memorial Service at Presbyterian Church,
to-morrow night.
Thu Liidvsmith Chronicle says that Mr.
Coulson, the manager for thu Canadian
Colleries, is the most capable manager
on tho continent, and commands a higher
salary than that paid to any other man
in his special line in either Canada or
Jim Jeffries-The Fighter
Told by James .1. Corbott
I,.. Hi
! result
io boxing
onsltip in
■v docisloi
nt present
offries, tin
the  world,  which  is duo
oarly in July betweon the
boxer, Jack Johnson,  win
holds tho title and .lames .1
undefeated champion of the world who
retired   in   1905   alter  defeating  every
heavyweight  of note in bis day, it is
quite safe to  say  that   tin counter
will be tho most important, and withal
tho must interesting, that has ever tali
on place In tho history of the flstic art.
And as mi two occasions I have faced
JoffrioB in the ring, in an endeavor t
wrest the championship of the world
from him. I think I may say. with due
humility, that I probably know as much
us any man living about the undefeated
champion's methods in and out of the
For at least, twelve months past the
long anticipated meeting of "Jeff" and
Johnson 1ms been the chief topic of con
versation in boxing circles all the world
over. Which reminds me, by the way,
that, at one time and another, both in
England and America, I have heard not
a little "forty horsepower nonsense"
us to exactly how the fight will be won
nnd lost. Some so-called experts, for
example, declare that Jeffries will put
his opponent "to sleep'- within three
or four rounds. This, however, is not
my view of the probable outcome at nil,
neither can it be the view of any man
who has put the gloves on in earnest
with Jeffries, whose strong point is certainly fighting rather than boxing ability, though, as one who has encountered
it, I may say that his lunge is an absolutely'"certain cure fur insomnia."
But even so, J scarcely think he will
render Johnson "sleepy" thus early in
the match.
No; my idea of the fight as it will be
fought is" that Johnson will score many
points against Jeffries in the first part
of the contest, for the simple reason
that the colored man is so much better
as a boxer, Indeed, even now I can see
Johnson's seconds congratulating him
at the end of round after round on.piling up a big sequence of points. But
Jeffries, who is one of the most even-
tempered boxers that ever put on the
gloves, will care nothing that "this nigger"—]; have heard him describe John-
sou, on many an occasion, with a curl
cf the lower lip, for in America, you
know, we don't waste much love over
the colored race—is piling up a goodly
array of winning points for, strong as a
bear—his hug reminds me of nothing
quite so much as that of a bear—and
with "a sleeping draught" in either
hand, he will know that, in a forty-five
round contest, he can afford to bide bis
time; for the opportunity he will be waiting for, with never-failing patience, may
conic at any moment. And when it does
come, if Johnson happens to run up
against one of Jeff's lunges he won't
worry very much about the weather, or
what ho is going to have for tea, for the
rest of the day. ,
Ah, yes! Jeffries' patience in the
ring is wonderful. How wonderful, perhaps. I know better than any other living man, fur just over ten years ago,
on May 11, 1000, to be accurate, at
Coney Island, 1 witnessed an example
of tho big man's patinece which altered
the whole of my career—at any rate,
it was Jeffries' patience alone that enabled him to snatch the spoils of victory
when they seemed almost certain to fall
to me.
Lot me describe that match to you
iust. as it happened, and maybe—I can
assure you that it is not at all improbable—I shall be describing, in almost
every detail, the momentous contest the
result of whirl) is now being awaited
with feverish interest. In every corner
of the globe where interest is taken In
the manly art.
The match was to be twenty-five
rounds, and ns many bets were made
that 1 should not last, even ten rounds,
you can easily understand that Jeffries,
who then held the championship of the
world, was a warm favorite. But round
after round was in my favor. Indeed.
up to the eleventh round I was an easy
winner on points. Tn fact, I am not exaggerating when I say that many of the
Spectators were saying, "Corbett's coming home on his own—it looks as if he
is merely boxing with a pupil."
Among other descriptions of Jeffries
that were made at the time, one in particular stands out more clearly in my
mind than any other, and that is a remark of a spectator at the ring side
likening the big man to an unwieldy cart horse. And not a bad
description, either, fur I dodgod his
blows just as easy as a polo pony would
get out of the way of a dray-hone.
Howovor, although I was scoring points
"all along the line," the feeling began
In grow mi me i very s >inl that, hard
though I might lut htm, I could never
knock Jeffries out, or even knock him
down, for he was so big and hard thai
my blows seemed to make no more impression on him than they had on the
huge bag filled with sand and oats which
stood about live foot high, and was as
stout as Jeffries, that I had tackled
when training for the match.
But, stay,  1 am wrong.    For just a
few se ids in tho   twelfth   round   I
thought that 1 was going to be the first
man in the world to knock JeU'ries
down, ami maybe put him tu sleep. 1
hit him a short right-hand blow on the
chin which momentarily dazed him
slighlly. I know flint il must have dazed him, as I saw his eyes lulling, pre
clsoly as tho great John Ij, Sullivan's
eyes rolled when 1 defented him. A
wave of I Humph come ovor me, for, mis
placed though the idea was. the thought
Hashed across my brain thai Jeffries
was going tu lute the dust much in the
same way, Mul, fine boxer though Sullivan was. he was nut a JeU'ries. Thus,
instead id' going to pieces mid taking
the count, JeU'ries closed with me and
hugged me like a bear, absolutely refus
ing to \'r<>f> me until he had quite re
covered from the effects of mv blow.
It was perfectly futile fur me to try to
break away. Just as well might a child
try to free itself from the grip of a
grizzly bear as for a boxer Io endeavor
tn shake oil' Jeffries, who would not
break away until it suited him to do so,
Before the coming match is over, as sure
as the night follows the day, the present
colored champion of the world will have
cause  to   re
JeU'ries hug.''
So we battled on. round after ruun
In tin' fifteenth 1 seemed almost cerlai
of victory,  for,  with  only tea  rounds
to  go,  l'felt   litter even'than  when   1.1
entered the ring.   My seconds were be- ;
side  themselves  with  joy,    "It's only
a question of points. Jem," they shouted.    "Your  miles ahead, ami  nothing
can beat, you except an accident." Nothing can beat you except an accideut.    1
wonder if a single   reader  can grasp
what a feeling of joy these words carry
with them lo a boxer fighting lor a for-
une and the championship of tho world.'
They have much the samu oiled on him
us a sail on the horizon has en a shipwrecked crew.
For inv own part, knowing tlmt T was
the better boxer, 1 resolved to "take it
easy," fight less aggressively, and content myself by keeping out of Jeffries
reach. Accordingly t slewed down, confident that nothing but a miracle could
rob me of the championship,   The sutis-
uriiig in my mind the theatrical tour 1
proposed to take after the match was
over, And as 1 left my comer I can
remember as (dearly as if this match
had taken place only yesterday, that, as-
squared up to Jeffries, who was crouching even lower than usual, the picture of
\ he bill proclaiming, me as the only
man who had ever beaten Jeffries stood
i.nt in my bruin as vividly as if it were
;,finally suspended before my eyes.
Then a funny thing happened 1 saw
Jeffries' right' hand shout out. to he
followed quickly by his left. I remember nothing more except that after a
curious interval 1 got a dim impression
of finding myself Burrouudod by men
waving their hats and sticks.
"This is curious," I think to myself.
" Very curious.'' lint suddenly if
seems curious no lunger, fur 1 am being carried round the ring amid the
shouts of applause id' an excited crowd.
Of course, they are cheering me tu
victory. When a man is knocked, out,
you must know, he recovers with precisely flic same thoughts in his mind
as wero present a fraction of a second
before the final blow. 1 have told you
what my thoughts were. Vuii can therefore understand that when 1 see the
shouting crowd I feel perfectly certain
the shouts must be congratulations from
friends on my victory over the undofoat-
i'd champion of the world.
every way of his usual methods in the
There are some boxers who get perturbed and lose heart when they find
point after point being piled up against
thorn, but—and this is one of Jeffries'
most striking characteristics—the un-
defeated champion of the world—for,
after all, when In; retired, he took the
title with him—cares nothing for points,
lie will tell you himself that, in the
strictly literal sense of the word, ho is
nef a'really skilful boxer. He will not
lell yon, however, that his strength is
almost superhuman, and that he will
unit, round after round, for an opponent, just watching for one of those openings which he knows so well how to
use to his advantage.
Since that day Jeffries ami 1 have had
many a talk over the two occasions on
which we met—iu (he second, which
took place three J0ar8 later, 1 suffered
dofoal in the tenth round, ami there
and then acknowledged that JeU'ries
was my master. We have gone over
the contests round by round, and we
have discussed the forthcoming match
with Johnson in the minutest possible
Before these lines appear in print it
i« extremely probable, ton, that we shall
have met once more, for, as you know,
Jeffries selected me to train him for the
biggest   match   of   his   life.     And   not
faction I felt at I he way I he light was
progressing turned to joy, pure uuulloy
od Joy, when, in the nl no tee nth round,
or thereabouts, as JoffrioB, huge and un
wieldy, lurched after me round the ring,
I heard the shout of his seconds Urging
him to make' up his lost ground. "The
only wav yon can win is a knock-out,"
they shouted. And probably the sumo
lliout limy cuiue from the Hit) big man's
.toner In the coming match, If it does.
the coolest man in the ring will be he
lo whom the remark is addressed.
I hope by this descripl inn I am uol
boring you. I think, however, I scarcely could boro any spoilsman with dotnils
if a contest which may very easily
provo lu be almusi a twin brother of
ihe forthcoming match between tho
picked representatives of the white and
colored races.    Let   me, therefore, gel
ight   mi   With   the   business.     Urged   on
.iv Ids seconds, with the despornUon of
a lion at bay, JeU'ries hll out right and
left, sometimes seeming fit do so almost
it random. What did I do. Amid the
lerisive mars of laughter of the audience I dodged ovory blow thai. Jeffries
directed nt me, and he found himself
fighting the air. the big ex Imilerniaker
looked as surprised as a child witnessing
his Hrsl conjuring t rick,
"This is great, this is grand—T am
almost home now," I thought to myself
as. at the end of tho twenty-second
round I sat in my cornor dning—well,
what do you think?   I was actually fig-
I feel a little dtl/eil, but I feel 110
pnill, I am not aware of even having
been hit. \*0S, it is a great foolillff,
this fooling of  victory,    "How did  il
happen,'" I cnsunlly ask 01 f my see
otitis. His reply turns my exalted joy
into the deepest' feeling of despair thai
can well be imagined.
"Jem. old  fellow," he says, quietly,
with a deep note of sympathy in his!
voice   "you   gol    knocked   out'   in   the
| twenty-third round."
The' noxl best thing to winning is to
1080 like a Sportsman, sit I go across i
to Jeffries ami shake him by Ihe hand.'
Jell', like the good follow he is, says a |
bit of nice things—victors can well afford tn say nice filings to their victims
—ami then, surrounded by my friends,
disappointed, and—for the moment, but
niily for the moment—terribly downhearted, I   leave l he ring.
I have trieil ha' I iu ihis description
of what .Mr. Charles White, Ihe referee
described US "Ihe fairest an 1 squares!
contest that, was ever fought " '" give
you a pea picture of JeU'ries' methods
as a boxer. True T could have done so
without actually giving a description of
this fight, bul' the man you want to
hear about, the man to whom the whole
spoiling world is looking tn win back
I in' championship of the w'-hl, is .Jeffries, the boxer in action, n ■• ' 'H«h
outside Ihe ring. And lie '"" ' wlm
defeated me just n»*er 'en •■■tr ■• ag ■
fought, a  battle  eminently   lynlcnl  I-
only to train him, but to "try him out"
in a contest to bo decided in private
which will go I bitty or forty rounds. At
the moment, this contest has nut taken
place, but it is possible that it may
iinvo taken place, as I have said, before
you will have an opportunity of reading
this humble effort of mine tu describe
Jeff's most striking characteristics as
a boxer,
In any case, however, the result of
his trial will nut be made public. It
is tn be brought off in a place absolutely
"I'lvtifo, The only spectators will be
two seconds each and a lime keeper. The
place will be locked, barred, and bolted,
and all tho windows will be pasticci up
and covered with cunviis, so that there
will not be the slightest danger of any
particulars of the encounter leaking
out. For this contest, which will be an
act nnlly serious affair, we shall wear
pretty large gloves, bo flint the blows
will not thoroughly disable, and so that
'. particularly, shall be able to meet him
in siibseouenl  11 tills.
Yes, (boro well be a series of trials
of Ihe severest, possible kind, nnd Jef
fries will have to go all he knows, and
nil the way. lie will be expected to
fight me for all he is worth, and I
-Imll be equally at liberty to do my
Worst to him. In fact. JelTries' traia-
iior amounts to this, tlutt he must fight
i.p»er|f (It hist as though ho were fighting his way to (he top of the ladder in
the (dd days,
The greatest trouble that Jeffries has
in his training is to get his weight down.
"I have to go thirsty to do it," he said
to mo ouly a week or so ajjo. "I know
you do, old chap," I replied, wondering why he made the remark, for Jeffries, I must tell you, is a most reticent
man, and never wastes words on telling
people something they know already. 1
gathered by his remarks, therefore, that
he had a story to recount. And so it was.
"Well, you are helping to look after
me, Jem,'' he continued, ''so that i
think I had better give you an example
of the extraordinarily rapid manner in
which liquid causes my weight to increase, lest at any time my thirst gels
the better of mi'. In my first fight with
old Bob Fitzsirnmoiis, when I went into
the ring I scaled 804 lbs. As you know,
we fought eleven extremely hard, punishing rounds, ami so 1 guessed that during the bout L must have lost quite a
handful of pounds, Well, after leaving
the ring I just dropped into a Turkish
bath, ami, feeling thirsty, ordered some
wine. That, however, did not quench
my thirst, so I ordered a little beer—
not a great deal, mark you, but only
just enough to quench my thirst, which,
I may tell you, was pretty bad. Next
day, when 1 got out of bed, I got on the
scales to see what my weight was. And
what do you think ihe scales told me?
That 1 had put on 4 lbs. or o lbs., eh?
No, you are very wide of the mark, i
sealed no less than 218 lbs. In order
words, u little wine and a little beer
had sent my weight up just a stone."
There have been rumors about recent-
y to the effect that Jeffries has not been
training as faithfully as he should have
done. But never were remarks wider of
flie truth, for Jeffries has been training
for well over a year, and training hard,
too. Why, even when he was on board
ship on a holiday last year be went
through a daily course of exercise, while
not a day has passed when he has not
followed out the regime of training
which he finds suits him  best.
How do I think the contest will end?
Well, my honest opinion, founded on
what I have seen of "Jeff," and what
I know through my own bitter experiences of the big man in the ring, is
that he will win. I don't think, bow-
ever, that he will catch Johnson napping early in the contest, but be is so
patient that he will bide his time until
a really favorable opportunity presents
itself. However, all the same, a boxer
with the strength of JeU'ries is quite as
likely "to get" an opponent iu the first
us in the forty-first round.
It is all a question of opportunity. I
can boo JeU'ries at this very moment
taking punishment from Johnson with
the most imperturbable cabuue
Grouching low, as is his wont, he will
follow the big black round the ring
waiting, waiting, waiting for the psychological moment. Then, you will see
that right of his shoot out with the
force of a sledge-hammer. The man who
bumps up against a blow from Jeffries
will know that he has not encountered
a Suffragette in the neighborhood of
Westminster. But if the blow strikes
him ou a vulnerable point, I must correct my previous statement—for until
he wakes up again he will know nothing
I think I can give you no more
giuphic description of what it feels like
be knocked out in a boxing contest
than to relate a story that old Bub
Fitzsimmon's once told me. Maybe it
has nothing iu particular to do with the
article iu question, but it will serve,
perhaps, to describe the feeling which I
have a strong notion is likely to come
ovor Johnson iu the course of the big
match. Fitzsirnmoiis once met iu the
Dnited States a huge mountain of flesh
who, on account of' his enormous weight
—ho scaled nearly -I) st.—was known
as tho "Human Freight." This mountainous pugilist was manifestly unlit
when he took the ring, and very early
in the fighl was knocked out. When he
came to some live minutes later, he
looked around him iu a dazed fashion
ami muttered to one of his seconds,
' 'Was anybody hurt?" " Hurt.'
When?" was the reply. ""When the
building fell in, of course" replied
the Unman Freight, with some surprise.
Well now, it seems to me that I have
just about said enough. I could fell you
yarn after yam about Jeffries, but I
expect that space is beginning to press,
so that 1. will just switch off—right
here. I sincerely trust, however, that I
have succeeded in carrying home mi impression of JeU'ries which will help readers to understand what sort of a man
is James J. JeU'ries, the undefeated boxer, who, after live years' retirement, has
emerged from his seclusion to try to win
back the championship el" the world for
the whito race. Johnson is said to be
ihe greatest dofensive fighter in the
world. Well, he will have lo be nil
that, and more, to withstand the offensive tactics of Jeffries, whose patience
will, T feel firmly convinced, land him
home the winner before the end of
the forty-fifth round of a boxing contest which promises to be far and away
the most important that this, or any
oilier,  generation   can   have   known.
done everything in her power—and how
great is that power!—to prevent the
destruction of rare and curious birds in
that part of Norfolk where Sundring
ham is situated, and the royal aviaries
there are among the most interesting iu
the world. The Queen delights to food
and tame her birds, and she often goes
more than once a day lu Ihe charming
dove-house which, close to the kennels,
is the home of white doves descended
from a pair presented lo Her Majesty
ou the occasion of her first visit to Ireland by some happily inspired son of
Erin. One of these doves has been
trained as a special pet, and has a cage
in the Queen's boudoir.
"Many curious and uncommon birds
thrive in the Saadriugham aviaries, including a number of songsters sent to
Her .Majesty from South Australia;
while on the lake, which is such a feature of the estate, many wild fowl arc
to be seen.''
Ono wonders if Her Majesty could be
induced to head a crusade against the
wanton use of birds as decoration for
headgear. If women are not stopped in
time, the world will be without the soon
or flutter of bird life.
TIIH increasing weight of wagons in
recent years has aroused tho ingenuity of road-builders. Among
the different suggestions for improving
highways, the most practical is one providing the two principal requirements
of the modern road—enduring strength
and absence of dust,
Nothing but iron is fitted to resist the
wear of the electric and other motor
vans, and iron incorporated with cement
is now used on the highways of France.
"Forroeement" is a mixture of mortar) made of content and sand) and iron
shavings, known iu the French market
as "iron straw" (paille do for). The
iron so used is in fine, regular,'yarn-like
threads which, immediately after they
are mixed in the liquid mass, contract
a molecular alliance with the cement.
When mixed the mass is absolutely
homogeneous, The iron filings are made
by a special machine, because ordinary
filings—waste—being irregular iu form,
could not be used. The straws, or filings, must be regular and free from
grease and dust.
This iron-cement ("ferrocement")
promises to be the preferred road of the
age of the motor-wagon.
IN u sketch of the Queen as a country
lady, contributed by "Ignotn" to
Fry's Magazine, mention is made of
tho (Queen's love of dogs and poultry,
The writer adds:
"l.ess well known to the public is the
Queen's intense love of birds.   She has
IN   business   an   employer   generally
wants his employees to keep their
mouths shut, and  do  tittle or  no
talking; in politics, which is tho coun
trv's  business,  we  are  all  expected  to
C. A. Maerath, M.P. for Medicine
Hat, hasn't been in politics very long,
but he has been unable to find out the
why of the foregoing statement which
he made the other day. He has been
in business for thirty years in the west
and in politics for two or three years,
and he hasn't become reconciled to the
change. Some of his friends In the Commons say he doesn 't care for politics.
Mr, Mngrath himself won't admit that
he would sooner he doing a political turn
than eating a dinner, but at the same
time he is one of those men that poli
ticians are looking up to these days.
He was sent to Ottawa in the general
election of 1008. Of course, every poli
tlclan claims to have been "sent" or
"sent for," but Charlie Mngrath, of
Medicine Hat, is one of the really and
truly "scats." s,> far he hasn't made
more than two or throe speeches in the
House.    Yet. he looms as a big man on
the Opposition benches
Out west they have said for years
that Charlie Mngrath was a good square
Follow—a chap who was business from
the drop of the hat. Thirty years ago
he went west from Pontine County in
Qtiobcc. and he landed iu Alberta about
87S, or about the same time lion. Frank
Oliver was getting out the smallest
paper in the world at the biggest price
somewhere iu Ihe west. Mngrath did
survey work, became connected with ir-
rigaliou ami railway interests, and made
a little money, being for years manager
of the Alberta Coal and Railway Com
puny at Uthbridgo, -No. he is not a
millionaire, far frum it; but he has
made enough to keep him from asking
for an old age annuity. Anyway, he
mixed with the toughest of the tough
in the woolly days of the west, and
came through it all a tested man, clean
and square.
Physically -Mr. Magrath is a big man.
a little stooped frum the weight' of an
overly? heavy share of the burden ol
Canada's west, lie's got a heavy hand
shake. His hair and moustache are
quite grey, but his eyes are clear, and
his face is free from those north ami
south wrinkles; all of which denote thai
hi' never let his work get on his nerves,
lie quit making money because tie did
not want to bo wealthy, and did not
want   to   bother   with   a   distribution
bureau if his coiibcI o troubled him.
Of cuurse, a man of his energy couldn't
live iu southern Alberta doing nothing,
so they sent him to Parliament. He has
not done anything very sensational on
Parliament Hill, lb' is not likely tn,
but somehow or other when you look at
him you know he's going to count for
more than his vote,
If Mr. Magrath hadn't been fortunate
enough to receive a mathematical train
ing in his youth he might have been a
poel. He has a streak of pootry some
where, even though he keeps it'bottled
up, because the busy west is not very
slrong on poetry. However far tho
poetry idea may be from the facts, it
is very true that Mr. Mngrath is an
idealist. He can picture the greatest
of pictures for Canada, but his mind's
picture id' the coming Canada does not
consist altogether of a money-making
and a numey-mud people, but a nation
strong iu all the virtues.
" I am an Imperialist," he told the
writer iu a burst of confidence when
thai subject was broached one daw, but
he added, " Xof of that sword-waving,
flag-flapping kind. If seems to me that
a united British lUmplro can do much
toward preserving the peace of the
world. That is something worth striv
ing for. Therefore, if for no other rea
son, Canadians should do all in their
power to strengthen Imperial ties. If
we Canadians want to help the coming
of the world's peace we can do it by
boltlg anient  Imperialists."
Mr. Mngrath has dipped in business
and in politics, and his next venture
will be in fhe role of an author. His
publication hardly promises to be a
classic, but it does promise to do Home
good work for the west. It will be a
pamphlet dealing with some phases of
western Canada, together with a hand
out of advice gathered from thirty
years' experience,
THERE is now employed by physicians and nurses a watch, constructed on the "stop" principle, which
indicates the number of pulse bents per
A push-button is pressed at tho beginning of the count and again at the twentieth pulsation, when the number of
bents per minute is shown on a dial
without the necessity for calculation.
Still another push on tho button bringa
the counter back to tho starting-point.
In the ordinary method of taking the
pulse tho observer is obliged to do two
things nt the same time—i.e., to count
the bents and to koep his eye on the
second-hand of t^o watch. With the new
watch only one operation is necessary—
the coanting of tho pulsations up to
twenty, when the push-button is press
A petroleum well has been known in
Znntc, one of tho Ionian Islands, for
nenrly 3,Or.O years. Tt is mentioned by
Herodotus, who was born 484 yours be
fero tho Christian era.
LAT turnover collars to woar with collarloss frocks and
over the eollariS of jackets, are apparently to be oven
mora papular this spring and summer than formerly,
and many yirls who are accomplished needlewomen are engaged in making a varied assortment of these collars, which,
when made by hand and daintily designed, are so valuable
;iu addition to"all sorts of costumes.
There is an immense variety of shapes and styles of trimming in tliene collars and they range in point of elaboration
from the heavy collar of butcher's linen trimmed only with
buttonhole stitching to exquisitely fine collars of linen batiste
Embroidered Crepe de Chine Gown
trimmed with the most delicate embroidery and the finest
real lace. One very necessary point to remember in making
the collars is that they must he well cut and must fit the
person for whom they are intended, for the most perfect
.stitching will not make up for ft badly cut or ill fitting collar.
Another thing which must be remembered is the necessity
for tine material and careful workmanship. The simplest design, on which very little work, is expended, is greatly to be
preferred to the one which is much more elaborate but less
perfectly executed,
One of the newest collars of this sort rejoices in the now
popular name of "Ohahtecler." It is*ii round collar of medium width laid in line pleats all around nnd trimmed with an
edging of Hue lace, Cluny, Valenciennes or giupuro, Sometimes there are also insertions of lace, but this is not necessary.   Very sheer batiste nnd linen are used for these collars.
There are also round collars of sheer linen which are embroidered in straight lines from the collar band to the edge
and between these lines with delicate vines. A plain edge
of guipure, a narrow insertion of the same lace anil a second
insertion around the top of the collar finish this collar, Other
heavier linen collars are embroidered with little sprigs and
finished with a border of Irish crochet.
Hqmire collars on the sailor pattern are also nmde of fine
and heavy linen and trimmed with baby Irish, guipure, Cluny,
Venetian and Valenciennes lace, Very sheer collars of this
sort have a band of the Venetian lace around the edge and
are embroidered in light, delicate designs. Others are edged
with embroidery and have the lace set in in circles, squares
nnd narrow strips. There are also square collars made to (it
over Dutch necks and these are made of the sheerest qualities
of linen and batiste, so that they will be suitable to wear
with line summer frocks. Home of the sailor collars with
long shawl fronts for wearing over jackets are of fine batiste
and trimmed only with borders and insertions of Valenciennes. These are most attractive, the quality of material and
lata1 being so tine ns to render more elaborate adornment unnecessary,
The very latest craze for trimming the morning hat is flu
large, flat wing, not the kind that has been modish for the
past year, but a wing that is softer and that can be twisted
tu suit any shaped hat. These are put on to the side, and
rather made to He flat on the hut. Not many are put on,
either, for the desire of the milliner is to have all effects
is light as possible. The black tagal straw hat is trimmed
with this wing.
While wings are very stylish, really the most effect I Vi
decoration for the straw hut is flowers, and small ones nt'j
preferable. Moss roses are clumped flat, rosebuds, foliage,
sweet peas—in fact, any garnishment is used so long ns it is
liny and does not sit out from the hat. The best new straw
that comes in packages comuines black and old rose. Then,
with the black again, we nave dull green, dull biscuit, dull
brown, etc. All the colors are dusky, and when made into
hats they are chic. Witn such a neutral background fhe
decoration, no matter what color, comes out splendidly without being voyaat.
Shapes do not show the slightest variation. During the
past year they nave changed but little, The very same forms
in large hats that -wore fashionable last summer are with us
again. And all sized hats are popular, from tho small round
hat—which isn't small at all, but merely looks so because
it is all crown—to the cone-shaped crown, with very wide
brim arched on one side. Trimmings are severe, too, quite
as severe us they were all winter. The only coquetry is in
the way the hats are posed.
Very little ot the hnir shows when the new hat is pinned
down flat, and that is tho aim of the fashionable woman.
And woman's heads these days are fearful mysteries, The
amount of false hair that even young girls put on is extraordinary, Were the coiiiuro one that stands out, one could
understand the use of so much padding; but the aim of every
woman is to be as narrmy-lieaded as possible. Vet she masses
two or three switches on her head and sometimes puts in rolls
at tho buck.
The best coiffeurs do not advise the use of so much hair.
All they seem to desire is the oalofe or round eocoanut shaped
piece at the back, and sometimes a braid around the head.
But us some women dress their heads, they might ns well employ a wig, for the injury done the hnir in the end is about
as bnd. The coiffeur's aim is to hnve the view from the front
as flat and narrow as it can be made. It is from the sido
view that tho elongation shows.   For this, the calot plnccd
half way between the nape of tho neck and the top of the
head, with the masses of huir put about it, accomplishes the
H * #
Habutai silks are showing the daintiest colors and in tin
amazing variety of stripes and small checks.
Both box and pleated skirts tue seen, but they are rarely
without a strap or bias to enliven the monotony.
The chilfon motor bonnet is finding a new use. The traveler dons it on tho train on removing her own uttt.
Tucket yokes are not used as much now as are plain ones
of either fancy striped or dotted net.
Many dresses of serge or cloth are made with round gathered blouses and are worn with a patent leather belt.
A new thing in trimming is tailored costumes of wool, taffeta or voile embroidered in bends or dull coloring.
Many coats have continuous fronts, but are cut off at the
waist in the back and pulled into a satin or leather belt.
The English and French piques in white and the newest
shades of plain colors are smart for tailored skirts and costumes.
It is to be noted that the corselet still obtains and that
the skirts of walking suits scarcely reach the instep.
Many ankle-length paletots in beige, different shades of
gray, bottle green or blue are worn where a wrap is necessary.
There is a fancy for cashmere pattern silks and woollens,
utilized rather for tunics and garnitures thaii for tho entire
Lovers of fine thread luces will rejoice at the marvellous
flouncings and all-over designs in Qkun'tllly and other line
Coiffure ornaments are infinitely varied. Those set with
pearls are particularly dainty, nnd most suitable for the debutante.
Changeable etl'ects tire good in taffetas, linen and satin,
while flowered voiles, covered with crystal raindrops, look
well for evenings.
Nearly everything is clouded with chiffon or net through
which polka dots dance, stripes gleam and satins shimmer
with dazzling effect.
Hopsuekings, serge. Scotch winsey homespun, diagonal
cheviots, mixed tweed and frieze, aro often preferred to
cloth for walking dresses.
While most of tho coat sleeves are long, one also sees elbow sleeves and no sleeves at till, the sleeves of the blouse
supplying sufficiency!
The newest thing in the line of handiwork familiar under
the title of decorative art is a chintz or brocade covered
bonnet box. Since a hat box is generally kept out of sight
on the closet shelf it has not until now occurred to the average girl tlmt it might just as well be made an attractive
thing to look upon when it is brought down from its resting
place. The bright flowered wall paper with which many hat
boxos are covered with nowadays is, of course, effective, but
it does not compare with pretty chintz or dull brocade ornamented with bauds of antique braid to bring out its soft, rich
Since the exaggeratedly large hats show small sign of dying out, the hat box, large and clumsy us it is, must certainly
be reckoned with if a girl cares to have every detail o. her
private sanctum perfect. Even if a pretty paper covered box
is thought sufficiently attractive for h closet, it certainly
will not do if the box is to be kept on one of the new hat
racks, which are now resorted to in small rooms where the
closet room is so small as not to admit of more than two or
three hat boxes on its shelves,
Those new hat racks, or. rather, hat box racks, an' really
excellent in n snuillj room. .Made triangular in shape, they
will fit into an unused corner and can be made with enough
shelves to hold us many hat boxes as desired. The plain
wooden frame can be either painted the color of the woodwork or of the room, or else rendered still more inconspicuous
by being covered with a bit of the same paper as that which
adorns the wall. The bat boxes are then covered with the
same cretonne with which the room is hung, A French print
framed with gold or silver metal lace placed in the centre of
one panel of the box is most attractive.
These lint boxes are already much in demand for prizes,
while for gifts or for stile at a fair they are still sufficieutly
original to be eagerly sought. When not planned for any
special room or rack there is, of course, greater freedom in
tlie choice of material nnd color.
For a rose colored boudoir, a Du Barry pinlc moire bordered about the box itself, as well as tho lid, with a good sized
French print placed both on the top of the box as well as on
one or all panels is really beautiful. A well made hat box
with wooden frame most be procured to cover, for an ordinary cardboard box is not sufficiently strong to be worth the
covering. All the more expensive hats nre now generally
sent home in these boxes having wooden framework, and if
Mauve Voile de Soie and Satin Dinner Gown
a girl is not so fortunate as to possess such a box herself she
surely can beg, borrow or steal one from some friend or
The prints, of course, must lie pasted to the material before the box itself is covered. The braid can be either pasted
or sewed on, the latter method being a little more trouble
and inflnitoly more satisfactory in the long run. To buy the
corroct quantity of braid the box itself must first be measured, for every hat box today is a different size. The round
boxes, of course, take much less material, and for the square
box each side should be treated as a panel and adorned down
each edge. The braid employed should be about an inch in
Egyptian scarfs of heavy net nnd silver or gold metal are
Mill rnsnionable and much to be envied pussesisons, but they
are not comfortable to wear, save over a high gown, for the
ends of the Hat metal are apt to scratch tho neck quite painfully. By simply lining the net with a single thickness of
chiffon this difficulty is at once obviated and the scarf can
be worn with the sheerest yoke or low cut gown with perfect
THE wise traveler makes friends in
his hotel The immaculate frock
coat of the "chef do reception"
covers a heart warmed to human nature
in all its forms by constant cosmopolitan communication. A friendly chat,
rising above the routine of beds and
baggage, or the occasional offer of a
cigar at the desk in the hall of some
great hotel may make a friend in the
day of need.
There is nothing under the sun so international as a first-class hotel, in
these huge, glittering beehives, where
guests pass in and out year after year
unceasingly, the hotel staff is also in a
constant state of change, The sniooth-
elmvon, dapper young man who was so
civil to you in that trouble about your
(log license in Frankfort you may meet
a year later as deputy manager of one
of the inn-palaces on the seashore at
Scheveningen. The   suave   " mail re
d'hotel" who introduced you.to that seductive fruit salad in the restaurant of
the Hotel Adlon, in Berlin, may receive
you eighteen months after, as though it
were but the next day, hi the grill room
of the Waldorf-Astoria in New York,
They move around from country to
country, these figures of the hotel industry, seeking always to increase their
experience and better their position, uu-
ti! they shall have amassed a sullicient
sum to retire to Stuttgart or Hamburg,
or Heme or Lucerne, to their native
Germany or Switzerland, in order to
Open the ideal hotel. For the leading
figures in the hotel business are all either Gormans or Swiss, A prominent
member of the Syndicate of the French
Hotel Industry said to mo the other
day: "Take the managing stall' of a
first cdnss, successful hotel, and you
will find Germans, Swiss. Austrians,
Italians, sometimes, not often, a Frenchman, hut never aa Englishman."
Willi the object of remedying this
state of affairs and of bringing some
system into the training of the hotel
clerk, which has hitherto been rather
haphazard, the Syndicate of the French
Hotel Industry is opening a school for
hotel-keepers. The modern hotel is
such a vast, complex organization, with
its own electric plant, its own artesian
well, its steam laundry, refrigerating
rooms, compressed air apparatus, hot
water supply for heating and washing,
its pastry cook and table ice departments, and all Hie workshops for keeping these manifold branches in a proper
state of repair, that the manager can no
longer be satisfied with n knowledge
merely of wines and cuisine, of accomodation nnd of bookkeeping, but his
(mining most include a course of hygienics, engineering, architecture, and,
above all, of languages. The Hotel-
keepers' School which will open in Paris
in October aims at giving its pupils a
complete two years' course covering all
these points, and the idea is so admirable that it deserves earnest attention
in England, not only of the British
hotel industry, but of nil Englishmen
who desire young Britain to lead in all
branches of business activity.
The school, which will be under a director subject to a board of five appointed from the membership of the French
Hotel Industry Syndicate, will give n
course extending over two years. Its
pupils will be mainly boarders, who will
be put up in the institute of the syndicate near the Boiflovnrd des Bntignollcs,
in the north of Paris, but day boys will
also be taken. With an admirable perception of the requirements of the case,
the board has arranged that the first
year shall be spent at the school, while
for the second year the pupils will be
taken on at the great Parisian and
French provincial hotels aililiated to the
syndicate, the proprietors undertaking
to give the apprentices an opportunity
to learn the business in every one of the
various branches of the establishment.
The school term bigins on October I!
and lasts till the following .Tune. The
minimum age of the pupils is to be sixteen years completed. The daily classes
will be under the direction of professors
with university degrees, and principal
attention will be paid to the study of
English and German, As, in addition
to French youths, foreigners will also
bo taken, the pupils will enjoy the advantage of foreign conversation among
themselves. English and German will
bo taught daily, and the scheme of
studies further includes French grammar and letter writing, shorthand and
typewriting, mathematics and bookkeeping, including the cheque system
and rapid calculation, geography and
history studied from the tourist point
of view (climate, principal cities of the
world, communications, watering-places)
and civil and commercial law, with
especial reference to the law of innkeepers.
Every Thursday morning will be devoted to lectures, which the second-year
pupils doing their practical course at
the hotels may attend free of charge,
on political economy, common law, hygiene, traveling for pleasure, advertising, electricity, lifts, beating, insurance,
the responsibilities of innkeepers, wines,
cookery, and the composition of menus.
Thursday afternoons will be spent in
\ isits lo leading hotels in Paris, to
laundries, electric power stilt ions and
lift works, markets, and slaughterhouses, refrigerator depots and various
factories (carpets, furniture, etc.). Iu
.Tune an examination will be held on
the subjects studied and diplomas will
be issued.
The pupils will leave the school in
June and enter the service of a large
hotel in Paris or one of the leading
towns in the French departments.   Here
they will go through the whole machine
—■reception at the desk, cashier's depart meat, restaurant, chief porter's
office, secretarial work in the manager's
room—until the second year is up. Then
the proprietor in whose charge they
have been placed will report on the aptitude and good conduct of his pupils,
and this report, taken in conjunction
with the school diploma, will, it is
pointed out, be of great value in securing a good position in a leading French
hotel. The fees are moderate, being
about six guineas per month for French
boarders who are members of the syndicate, seven guineas for noii-ineinbers
who are Frenchmen, and eight guineas
for foreigners. This price includes full
hoard, lodging, and  schooling.
The hotel school, of which great
things are hoped in hotel keeping circles
in France, has already been tried with
considerable success in Austria. Some
years ago the Commercial High School
of Innsbruck started a course of lectures
on modern hotel management, and these
proved so popular that the Minister of
Coinmerce delegated a Councillor of tin-
Ministry to superintend a regular evening course, carried on by professors, for
those who were unable to attend the lectures at tho IHgb School. A school similar to tlmt planned for Paris is to be
started at Nice.
THE mother of the girl baby, herself
named Knchel, frankly told her
husband that she was tired of the
good old names borne by most of the
feminine members of the family, and
sho would like to give the little girl a
name entirely different. Then she
wrote on a slip of paper "Eugenic,"
and asked her husband if he didn't
think that was a pretty name.
The father studied the name for a moment and then said:
"Veil, call   her   Youshecnie,   but 1
don't see vat you gain by it."
PATRICK, lately over, was working
in the yards of a railroad. One
day he happened to be in the yard
office when the force was out. The telephone rang vigorously several times
and he at last decided it ought to be
answered, He walked over to the instrument, took down the receivor, and
put his mouth to the transmitter, just
as he had seen others do.
"llillo!" he called.
"Hello!" answered the voice at the
other end of the line.   "Is this eight
six-one-five-nine V
"Aw, g'wan!    Phwat d' ye tink Oi
nm?   A box car?"
T«mr Dravttat W1U Tell Tt»
Murine Bye Remedr ReLUTte 8m Bye*
Strengthens Weak Byes. Doesn't Smart.
Soothes Bye Pain, and Sella for Mo. Tit
Murine In Tour Eyes and In Babyv
Byes for Scaly Byelidi and Oraaulattaav
Formulae Have Been Well Tried Out
Though the NA-DRU-CO line of Medicinal and Toilet Preparations have been on sale
for a few months only, don't think for minute that in buying NA-DRU-CO goods you are
experimenting with new or untried preparations.
Their Origin
The twenty-one wholesale drug firms now united
In the "National" had all of them lengthy careers,
some for fifty to one hundred years, prior to the union.
Bach firm had acquired or developed a number of
valuable formulas for medicinal and toilet preparations,
all of which became the property of the "National".
Since the union our expert chemists have carefully
gone over these formula and selected the best for the
NA-DRU-CO line. Evary formula has bwn carefully
studied by thee* expert*, improved II possible, and
than thoroughly tasted again, la actual use, before
we consider it good enough to bear the NA-DRU-CO
Trad* Mark.
An Example
A good example of what we mean la NA-DRU-CO
Nervosono for Brain Fag or nervous break-down.
The formula waa pronounced the most scientific combination of nerve medicines, but this waa enough for
us; we had it tried out with a doten different kind of
Brain workers — School Teachers, Lawyers, Bookkeepers—as well aa Society leaden and home workers,
and everywhere the result was so good that we adopted
H as one of the best of the N A-D&U-CO line.
There are therefore no experiment, among
NA-DRU-CO preparations. We have invested altogether too much time, work and money in the
NA-DRU-CO line to take any cbances of discrediting it
with preparations that might not prove satisfactory.
We make absolutely certain that each preparation Is
satisfactory before we endorse it with the NA-DRU-CO
Trade Mark.
Ask your physician or your drug gist about the
firm behind NA-DRU-CO preparations and about the
NA-DRU-CO line. They can tell you, for we will
furnish them, on request, a full list of tho ingredients
in any NA-DRU-CO article.
"Money Back"
If by any chance you should not be entirely
satisfied with any NA-DRU-CO article you try, return
the unused portion to the druggist from whom you
bought it and he will refund your money—willingly,
too, because we return to him every cent he gives
back to you.
If your druggist should not have the particular
NA-DRU-CO article you ask for in stock he can get
it for you within two days from our nearest wholesale
Some NA-DRU-CO Preparations You'll Find Most Satisfactory.
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Headache Wsiees
Harb Tablets
S.by. Tablet.
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Wholaaale Braache. all
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Seear of Milk
Stalnleia Iodine Olel
Toothache Com
Published   every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,   B.C.,  by the
Ormoxd T. Smithe and Fbederick J. Gn.i,.
Advertising rates published elsewhere in the paper.
Subscription price .SI ..r)0 per year, payable in advance.
The editor  dues   not   hold   himself  responsible  for  views  expressed by
Ormond T. Smitlie. Editor.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 1910.
What the Editor has to say.
The Sewerage By-law went down to defeat on Monday,
but it would be foolish to think, on that account, that it was
killed.   The council have done their duty in the matter so far.
The scheme has l>een put before the ratepayers and they have
availed themselves of their privilege and voted it down.    We
believe that they made a mistake, but, no doubt, each of the
fifty-seven voters who voted against the by-laww as sincere in
his conviction that lie was acting in the best interests of himself and the city in casting his ballot in the way he did.    It is
popularly supposed that the by-law having been voted down it
is killed, and that the $9000 contribution ottered by the Government  is forever lost.     That such is the case we do not
believe.    If the Government were sincere in their offer to come
to the assistance or the town (and we believe they were) there
appears to be little reason why the same offer .should not stand
good next spring.   Instead of the fight being over it has just
commenced.    It is up to those who favor the by-law to organize thoroughly, and to commence an educational campaign
with a view to securing the passage of by-law at as early a
date as possible.    We believe that had those who favor the
by-law worked as hard as some of those  who  campaigned
against it, the result of the voting would have been very
different.    There was only one argument that we have heard
offered against the scheme, and that was, that until the policy
of the new company toward the town was known it would be
foolish to spend such a large sum upon civic improvements.
Another six months should dissipate any such fear on the part
of the citizens.   A number of others were prevailed upon to
vote against the by-law owing to a lot of rubbish that could
not be dignified by such a word as ■' argument," which was
poured into their ears by some of the non-progressive element
of the town.    The present sanitary conditions of the town are
" rotten," and a menace to health.   The council have a hard
proposition before them to maintain a clean hill of health during the hot weather, but it is up to them to face the situation
and do the best they can under the   circumstances.     It  is
not  within   their  power to force the citizens to vote for a
modern sewerage scheme, but it is up to them to see that
all  closets  in  the town  are  kept in  a proper condition;
(something   that   is  far  from   being  the  case   at   present.
Some  argue  that  the dry closet is quite alright Avhen attended to in a proper manner, and it is the council's  work
to see that the proper attention is given them.    At present
there are some  of the wettest " dry " closets in the town
that could be well imagined.
We would like to suggest as a matter that might be
brought before the Development League on Monday night,
with considerable profit, is the delay which has occurred in
the establishment of a Customs department in Cumberland.
If this question were taken up by this organization in an
energetic manner, and pressure brought to bear in the proper
quarter, there is no doubt that the reasonableness of this demand would be quickly realized, and the long promised Customs Department quickly established. This is a matter that
we intend to go into more fully iu our next issue.
One of the advantages that struck ns most forcibly upon
coming to Cumberland was the excellent pasturage afforded
cattle and horses on the streets of the town. We have heen
approached by certain hard-hearted citizens who have urged
us to advocate the appointing of a pound-keeper to protect
the lawns, gardens and shrubs of the citizens from further
damage from this source. We really think it would lie a
shame to interfere in any way with the liberty of these creatures. Besides, no doubt, many of our townsfolk have lived
in their youth upon the farm, and to such, the barnyard sounds and barnyard smells and barnyard muck bring
happy memories of their childhoods happy days down on the
farm that is deeply appreciated. No doubt it is deeply annoying to have your raspberry canes browsed off by your
neighbors cow, and your growing vegetables eaten up, and
your lawu destroyed by someboclys horse, but then you have
lived through it before and can continue to live through it in
the future.
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Repairing1, Cleaning' and Pressing
Cumberland Tailor
S. ISAKA, Proprietor
Lailies' and Gents' FasMonaMG Tailo
Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland, B.C. ,,
Carrying a full line of the very best
and Jewellery
Also a
The present owner is making lots
of money, but will sell at a sacrifice
on account of
Will sell on the buyers own terms
The building and lot are also for
sale cheap, or will rent on reasonable terms
Pull particulars may be learned
by communicating with
M" The Islander Office
Cumberland, B.C.
If Most people think of Hobberlin's as the best
Garments made in Canada.
They are Right
1 HOBBERLIN is the originator in Canada
of a system of Designing and Hand-tailoring,
whereby Garments were created not only as
good, but far superior to anything made by
Custom Tailors at 50% more. HOBBERLIN'S
lias become a national institution, as shown
by the fact that HOBBERLIN'S Garments
are sold in every important city or town in
the Dominion.
1 We are always pleased to detponstrate
the superiority of HOBBERLIN'S CLOTHES
to Men who Know.   May we show you ?
Sole agents for the famous House of Hobberlin Tailored Clothing
To the printer who
does good work.
Good printing is the
only kind we do, and
our prices are   reasonable
See   us   about  your
next printing job
Prints everything
Prints it well
Job work 'i You can get what you
want when you want it at The Islander
Pnune 35.
The Freight Shed is receiving some
much needed repairs this week.
Do your shopping. See McKiunetl
fur Choice Fruits, C'.nfectii.neiy and
ice Cream. j25
The Mayor oi.ly turned up at the
Council Chamber on Monday to attend
the regular meeting of the Council, c u-
sequently no meeting was held.
A new store building on Dunsmuir
Avenue, to be occupied as a Book and
Stationery Store, is to be erected during
the summer months.
Trouble between the foreman and his
men has resulted in one of the Government road gangs, operating near Gran-
ham, being laid off for a week in order
to allow the trouble to blow over.
0«ing to July 1st., Dominion Da),
'ailing ull Friday, the next Issue of Tin
Islander will appear on Friday morning,
instead of Saturday as usual. Corre
spuudents are requested to send in theit
news notes early on this account.
Monday night is the date set for the
next meeting of the Deveh pineut League. Election of officers and other important busiuess is to be brought before
the meeting, a d a large attendance is
The final matches in the Tennis Tournament, which should have been disposed
of on Tuesday last, had to be postponed
on account of the rain, but it is expeeteo
that the final games will be played off on
Tuesday next when some excellent tennis
should be witnessed.
Kraser & Bruce, the new real estate
agents, expect to be open for business
cue beginning of the week in their premises on Dunsmuir Avenue, next to the
News office. The office has been tastefully fitted up, and now presents a most
inviting appearance.
The scheduled ball game between Fil-
sener and Courtenay, on Sunday, had to
be postponed on account of rain. The
Courtenay boys came over with a strong
team, determined to crawl out of the
cellar, but after,a conference between the
two managers it wss decided to postpone
the game until Saturday, July 3rd,
The following is from the Victoria
Colonist of Wednesday last: — " Mr.
William Mackenzie told a Winnipeg reporter that his coal company intended to
double the output of the colleries lately
sold by the firm of R. Dunsmuir * Suns.
The new concern will be a tremendous
power in the Pacific Northwest."
Manager Henneasy, of the Pilseners,
has something up his sleeve in the shape
of a dark horse twirler that he intends to
turn louse in the next scheduled game.
The new slab artist is said to have everything in the shape of control and speed,
and Mike considers that the pennant is
as good u won.
Tenders will be reeeived up to June
30th, for the dreasing-up of a Flag Pule
and erecting tackle to raise same. Separate tenders will also be received for
digging hole for flag pole. Fur further
particulars apply to
T. Carry,
Secretary Cumberland School Board.
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Qood
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Autos for Hire
Motor Launches on the Lake
Terms reasonable. Phone 68.
Corner Store
JUST IN   :   :   :   NEW MUSLINS
Pretty   Patterns  in White, Fancy Shades
and Crossbars
We have just received a Consignment of
New Summer Goods, including Various
Designs and Colors; also some Pretty Two-
Tone Effect and Eyelet Embroidered Ladies' Sunshades
Shetland Floss in all Staple  Colors, 10c.
each; 3 for 25c.
Cushion Cords in all Colors, 25c. and 65c.
Oar Grocery Department deserves your attention
J. N. McLeod
Beadaell & Biseoe
gomox, B.G.
S**a frontages and farming1 land for sale
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
The  McClary  Manufactuing  Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
Cool and Restful for the Warm Summer
Sea-Grass Rockers
Sea-Grass Chairs
Teak Wood Chairs
Quarter-Cut Oak Rockers
^^^^^^       Mahogany Rockers
A full line of Furniture and House Furnishings always on hand at
The Furniture Store
A.. McKinnon
j i
Dunsmuir Avenue
Pilsener Beer
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
5== Best on the Coast ===
Pilsener Brewing Co..    Cumberland, B.C.
Most of us smoke
sometime — here
  or   lie re after.
Those who prefer to do their smoking
here will And an especially fine assortment of Cigars at
John McKinnell's
Tobacco, Fruit, Confectionery, Ice
Cream and Soft Drinks
"That Reminds Me—"
I WON'T wash my face!" said Dolly
defiantly.     '' -Naughty,   naughty,
reproved Grandmother.    "When  I
was a little girl  I  always washed my
"Yes, and now look at it!"
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A SWEDE entered a post-office in the
northwest and inquired:
"Bane any letters for me to-
•'What, name, plea
Av lank de name
oo de lotto
TEACHER (to the dull boy in mathematics):   Von  should be  ashamed
uf yourself.     Why,  at  your  age
George Washington was a surveyor.
Pupil: Yes, sir; and at your age lu
was  I'resident of the  United States.'
THE  ashman   was  raising a  can   of
ashes above his head to dump the
contents  into  bis cart, when  the
bottom of the can came out. Ethel saw
it and ran  in and told her mother.
"I hope you didn't listen to what he
said," the mother remarked.
"He didn't say a word to mo,'" replied the little glrlj "he just walked
right off by the side of his carl, talking
to Cod."
Tim methods employed nt the Arnott In
titiitnirc the onlv In-.'icul inetliodi for tllfl
iure of sUimnerlnir. The) treat the CAUSE
lot mere.) the habit, and Insure KATURAl
Speech. Ifyoiihavethesllghtrathnpedlmi
in your ipecch, don'1 heiltato i" write
Cured pupil- everywhere.   I'junphlct, y
Oculars and references sent on rcqueat.
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SHE looked up toward the man standing back of her chair iu the box
at the opera and said sweetly:
" You may look over my shoulder."
"I'm looking both of them over, and
they're all right," was the response,
A WIPE once complained to a clergyman of her husband's unsatisfactory conduct, when he said to her:
" You should heap coals of fire on his
To which she replied:
"Well, I  will.    But  1  tried  boiling
water once, and that did no good."
WHO can mention one leading fact
about the Epistles?'7 asked the
Sunday-school   teacher,   looking
over the class.
Johnny's hand went up.
"Well, Johnny!"
"They were the wives of the A post-
rilHE little daughter of a clergyman
J stubbed her toe and said, "Darn! "
"I'll give you ten cents," said
her father, "if you'll never say that
word again."
A few days afterward she came to
him and said:
"Papa, I've got a word worth half a
ISIDORE was turning over the pages
of his new reader.    The picture of
a cow greatly excited him. "Toucher, teacher,    ho called.   "J Vonco seen
a cow!"
" Did you.'   Where.'"
"In the street.    A man had her and
he vus going to kill her for her milk."
HOW many of you boys," asked the
Sunday     school     superintendent,
"can  bring two other boys next
There was no response until a new recruit   raised   his   ha ml   hesitating! v.
"Well, William.'"
"I can't bring two, but there's one
feller 1 can lick, ami I 'II do my darnedest to bring him."
AWATKK-FKONT missionary in
New Bedford, when that old town
was the whaling capital uf the
world, was trying to make a Biblical
start with a xvunaltu boat steerer by
telling him the story of Jonah ami the
"That   man  Jones,"   interrupted   the
listener, "why didn't   they throw him
overboard  again.'"
"For what."' asked the missionary.
"For letting the whale got away."
advertising his patent insect powder far and wide.   One day a man
rushed into his shop and said excitedly:
"Give me another half pound of your
powder, quick, please!
"Oh!" remarked the chemist as he
proceeded to fill tho order, "I'm glad
you like the powder.   Good, isn't it?"
*' Yes,'' replied the customer. *' I
have one cockroach very ill; if I give
him another half pound he'll die."
TWO men were getting warm over a
simple difference of opinion.
They turned to the third n	
*' Isn 'I U home-made strawberry
ihortcakfl better than any cherry pie."'
demanded one of them.
"Isn't a homemade cherry pie bettor
than   any   shortcake.'"   Inquired   the
The third man shook his head.
••I don't know," ho said. "I
A BUNCH of old deep sen fishermen
in the cabin of a smack had been
puzzling for half an hour over Ihe
mental problem; "If a herring ami a
half costs a penny and a half, how ninny
liorritlgs can yotl buy for a shilling and
a half?"
"What did you say the mackerel ami
a  half cost .'"' asked one of the Usher-
" I didn'l say mackerel; I said herring! " explained Hie skipper.
"Oh, that *s different, ' said the sailor man.   "I've been figuring on mack-
A SHABBY old collage ou the out-
skirls of a village was suddenly
transformed by paint ami paper
into au attractive little house, and u
summer resident of tin' place, who knew
the occupants to be a poor widow ami
her tie'er-do well son, was curious about
Ihe change. He Inquired about it at
the gale.
" Yes, sir," replied the old lady smilingly, "my son's in worll now. Makes
good money, 'oMoos, too. All 'o has to
do is lo go twice lo the circus every
day, and put 'is bond in the lion's
mouth. The test of fhe time 'e 'as to
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The Year Book for 1909 contains
1,082 pages, and is literally crowded
with statistics. The number of meetings reported is eleven hundred and sixty, and it must be remembered that the
-State of New York, owing to adverse
legislation, with its large number of
trutting tracks was practically off the
map. But the pregnant tact remains
that nearly double the money was competed for than there was in sight iu
1889. But the great test of all is the
record, for the real reason of all horse
racing is the improvement of the breed,
ami when this foundation idea is lost
sight of and the brooding interests be
come divorced from the racing interests
tin1 latter will surely suffer,
Itnring the past twenty years there
has been n revolution in records and the
speed limit has made gigantic steps forward. There is no record of any Importance which existed twenty years
ago hut what has been smashed. It must
be admitted that the' bicycle wheel
sulky and our faster tracks and better
training methods have helped, but all of
them combined will not account for the
marvelous drop in the records. The
breeder must get his fair share uf credit.
Twenty years ago Maud S. was queen
of the turf with a record of ^.UfS'Ki. Sun-
ol in 1891 over the kite-shaped track
al Stockton trotted in ^.OSV,, but in the
the estimation of horsemen the perform
ance or the marc herself was never
rated as the equal of the daughter of
Harold. Her solitary performance was
the end of her career, as she was bought
by Robert Bonner and sent to his Tarry-
town stables, where she remained till
he died. Sunol's performance was to
high wheel sulky. With the advent of
the bicycle wheel sulky there was at
one a big drop in the record. In 1892
Nancy Hanks trotted in 2.U7'., 2.05%,
ami finally came to her speed limit in;
2.04, and'was most conclusively queen
uf the turf. In 1894 Alix, by Patronage,
dam Atlanta, by Attorney, which would
hardly be called good breeding today,
cut the mark down tu 2.03%. Then the
mares, who hail boon queens of the turf
for sixteen years were passed by The
Abbot, who'in 1900 trotted iu 2.03%.
The Abbot's reign was short, as the star
uf the mighty Oresceus was in the ascendant, and' iu 1901 be trotted in
2.02'J3 anil later in 2.01%, and for the
first time in the history of the trotting
turf a stallion was the champion. From
1845 to that date the honor had been
held by mares or geldings, Cresceus
wore the crown for two years, and then
came that most phenomenal of all mares,
Lou Dillon, who put the record down
to l.nsVL-. Great horses, like great men.
only come at rare intervals, ami up to
the" present time, with the exception
of the lamented Hamburg Belle, no trotter has appeared who looks liable to
beat the champion record.
In 1889 the three-year-nld colt Axtell.
2.12, was the champion stulliou. This
record went down rapidly. The northern
king. Nelson, iu 1890 cut it duwn to
2.10'M. Then Allerton in the same year
in 2,09Vi' His roigil was short, for, inside of two months, Bale Alto, by Electioneer, trotted iu 2.0SO/,. Never before
in one year have three stallions figured
as champions. In 1W2, that genuine
good campaigner, Kremlin, by Lord Russell, put the record down to 2.07J,vi, and
the same year iu California Stainboul
trotted in -."7'-. There was a dispute
about this record and it was rejected
by the Register Association, though allowed by the National, with the pecu
liar resiill that though he stood in the
Year Book with u record of 2.11, had In
started iu any races he would have been
only legible to the 2.08 class. However,
he'never started in 11 not her race and
was sold by auction in New York ami
bought by'the late E. H. Ilarriman for
■til, i.   Kremlin only enjoyed his king
ship for one your, for Directum, the
black cyclone' from the Pacific const,
though only four years old, cut the record down to 2.07, and then 2.05V1. H«
was at once the stallinu champion and
also the champion of the four-year-olds,
ami the latter honor he holds today,
(.'resceus won the crown iu 1001, and he
still wears the diadem, Will The Harvester take it from him during the com
ing season?
While these results are astonishing
from a breeder's standpoint, they sink
into iiisigiiilicauee when the colt records
are looked al. In 1889 the vearliug r
ord was 2,81%, in 191)0 it is 2.19&
made by -Miss Stokes, by Peter the
(Beat, dam Tillie Thompson), by Guy
Wilkes. In fSSO Sunol held tho two-
year-old record at 2.18, She was the
bright gem iu the crown of Electioneer
ami later was bought by Robert Bonner
for * 11,000. Arioii cut this record down
to 2.10% in 1891, and there it stuck till
October 9, 1909, when Native Belle, by
Moko, dam Julia I>. (.'., by Oeueral Wellington, trotted in a race at Lexington
iu 2.07-Ti< This is the most phenomenal
drop of over ten seconds iu twenty
years, yet it is no more wonderful than
the drop in the world's championship
for trotters. With tin; increasing number uf futurities and the possibility of
a fast two year old winning as much as
an aged campaigner, we may expect a
canstantly increasing number of fast
two ami three-year-olds. Twenty years
ago there' were few Inducements to develop youngsters. In 1889 the three-
year -old    r ud    was    held    by   Sunol,
2.10%, In 1892, Arioii got even with it.
In IsO.'t, Fantasy, that wonderful daughter of Chimes,'cut the mark to 2.08%,
In 1907, at Columbus, O,, Kentucky
Todd equaled it, and a month later a't
Loxlngton. Ky., General Watts, by Axworthy, dam Carpet, by Prodigal, trotted in a race in 2,00'Jli,
Fast as the trotters have progressed,
the pacers have kept up with them.
The fastest record in the Year Book of
1889, and it was made iu 1884, was that
of Johnston iu 2,00%, and when he
made it the betting was Ihree to one on
lime. In IS02 both .Mascgt ami Frank
Agnn put the record at 2.04. In 19(14
that gami' campaigner Robert .1.. by
Hartford, won in 2.01%, and in 1S97
thai wondorful horse, Star Pointer, paced in 1,59%, the first horse that ever
bent the I wo minute mark. This looked
like the limit, but the famous Han
Batch finally put it at 1.55%, where it
is liable to stand for ninny years to
coine, Other pacers which have beaten
Hie 2,00 murk are Audubon Boy, 1,5014)
Minor  Heir,  1,60%, and   Prince  Alert,
1.59%,    Jn fact, the pacers hue more
than kept even with the trott >rs.
lu closing this resume and comparison
of the state of sport in 1889 and its status in 1909, we have reserved the most
conspicuous contrast to the last. In
1889 the race record stood at 2.13%.
Bast year Hamburg Belle, by Axworthy,
dam Sally Simmons, by Simmons, cut it
down to 2,01%, No one can read this
short contrast without realizing the
enormous progress which the trutting
breed ami trotting sport has made in
the last twenty years, it is without a
parallel in any other sport. The trotter
and the pacer are national in their character and the sport will grow and prosper as long as the continent endures.
AT the hour of two iu the morning of
Sunday, January 10th, the com
pletion of the Shoshone dam in
Wyoming was announced. This is the
highest dam iu the world, being 228.4
feet from Hie base of the parapet. It
is located in the profound canyon of
the Shoshone River, in one uf the wildest ami most picturesque regions of
northern Wyoming. The walls of the
gorge are nearly perpendicular, and rise
nearly 2,000 feet above the stream. At
its base the dam is 70 feet across) on
top it is 175 feet iu length, and at the
base of the dam is I OS feet wide.
The completion of this dam creates
an enormous reservoir, having a surface
area of ten square miles and an average
depth of seventy feet. The capacity of
this irrigation basin iu gallons is something like 148,588,512.000. The construction of this great dam was attended
with difficulty from the beginning, owing partly to the inaccessible section in
which it stands.
The dam is to control for all time the
great floods of the Shoshone River and
to provide an ample water supply for
the irrigation of more than liio,000
acres of exceptionally fertile land iu
the valley below*, a portion of which is
now available for settlers under the
terms of the reclamation act.
The contract for the Shoshone dam
was let September 18th, 1905, to a Chi-
cugo firm for $515,730, This firm, however, defaulted, and the work was completed  by another contractor.
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The small son of a lisliermau raised
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VOL, 1
No. 31
How "Gloomy Gus" Finally Got Gay
I was troubled with gloomy thoughts. During Ihe night 1 would frequently get up ami
walk around the block, I shed tears on fhe slightest, provocation. Woven doctors had operated
on me. I had pains in my stomach and iu my disposition, and my friends and relations all agreed
that I even gave them u pain. My wife avoided 1110— except on pay day. Everybody disliked
me.      1 grew desperate and decided to end it all.
One morning in tho barber's I saw a box with a bright red label. Tt was a cigar box.
As if in a dream, I purchased a quarter's worth. Mechanically I bit oil! the end of one and lit up.
By the time I was half way through 1 began tu notice a change. I began to pick up, Tho color
came back to my checks. I caught myself laughing ns I went down the street. I continued the
treatment. I gained rapidly in weight. Friends who hud dodged mo on the street corners for
years, now enme up boldly and shook mc by tho hand. Now I am the embodiment of Joy—I
feel myself a good fellow, niul 1 give und recoive the Olad Hand every minute of the day. My
complete recovery is due to tho magic aid of the BUCK-EYE.
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rplLB tributes culled forth by Mark
A. Twain's death show him iu have
been regarded not only us an American nt the Americans, but us one of
the foremost citizens of the world.
"With the exception of Tolstoy," says
The Morning Leader (London), "probably there is no writer whose death
would rouse moro universal emotions of
respect and-regret." Mr, Hamlin Garland is reported through the, grass as
saying tlmt he was "us distinctly American as W'nlt Whitman." "The work
of most writers could bo produced In
any country," he adds, "but 1 think
we, as well as everybody in foreign
binds, will look upon Twain's works as
being as closely rotated to this country
as the Mississippi Rlvpr itself.''
Indeed, the Mississippi seems smne-
bow to symbolize him and he it. A dispatch from Paris:voices one of the must
poignant expressions of pergonal loss
Among tho many that now fill the papers. M. 0, B, Mi Farthing, friend and
schoolmate of Mark Twain, nnd the
original Huckleberry Finn, said when
told id' bis loss:
"The old days are passing;. The men
who made them are gone, and even the
long sweep of the majestic yellow river
seems to have dwindled and lessened.
The noise of its tratlie, Hie music of its
many deep throated voices tvre practically no more. The man who caught
them and froze them into human words
for the delight of the world is dead."
Oue of those upon whom the mantle
of humor which we call "American"
has fallen, George Ado, says:
"I read every line Twain wrote, for
he was a kind of literary god to me.
His Influence has already worked itself
into the literature of our day. We owe
much of our cheerfulness, simplicity,
and hope to him, Most of all, Twain
grew old beautifully, showing his sim-
pit, childlike faith for ultimate success
throughout all bis adversities."
Among the tributes of personal affection that of President Woodrow Wilson,
of Princeton,  is especially appealing:
"All the world knows that in Mark
Twain it has lost a delightful humorist,
a man able td interpret human life with
u flavor all his own; but only those who
had the privilege of knowing him personally can feel the loss to the full—the
loss of a man of high and lovely character, a friend quick to excite and give
affection) a citizen of the world, who.
loved every wholesome adventure of the
mind or heart; an American who spoke
much of the spirit, of America in speaking his native thoughts,"
"lie was one of the most ethical of
humorists," says The Daily News (London), to which The Daily Chronicle
(London) adds: "His aspect of things
is in reality serious and his judgment
often tpeculiarly wise." It is further
noted that he had "the ironic gift of
puzzling people and leaving them divided between seriousness and laughter."
The Daily Express (London) thinks
"Huckleberry Finn" his best work.
Samuel LungbornO Clemens was born
November 80, 1833, iu Ihe little town
of Florida, Monroe County, Mo. His father was accounted a man of "education
and social Importance" in the frontier
town of that early day. Three years after the son's birth the family moved to
Hannibal on the Mississippi, where Sum-
uel at twelve years of age lirst touched
printer's ink: His young life was somewhat adventurous, us Hie obituary iu
the  New  York Sun  recounts:
"lie determined that if ho must be
a printer he would be a tramp printer,
and before he was sixteen ho had worked in the composing-rooms of newspapers iu St. Louis, Cincinnati, Phlla-
dolphin, and New Vork. The river called him buck. In 1S.11 he returned to
Hannibal determined to become a pilot,
er as it was called, 'to learn the river.'
This was not an inexpensive matter.
Master pilots demanded $500 to take a
cadet, and thoroughly instruct him in
the business. Young Clemens could not
then pay any premium, but ho worked
for several years with the sole end iu
view, making money as a printer at
times, at times working as a oletk on
river boats. In 1S57 lie was able to satisfy a master pilot of his ability to pay
the $500 foe, and two years later be
had a pilot's license, his lirst boat being the Alon/.o Child, under Captain De
"lu istil be enlisted in Ihe Confederate Army of Hen, Sterling J'rice, but
after a few mouths he returned to St.
Louis to join bis brother Orrin, who had
been appointed Secretary of the Territory ol* Nevada, ,nnd went with his
brother as his clerk to Carson city.
" lip in Esmeralda County, Nov., near
the present Gold ft Old mines, in a camp
culled Aurora, men were finding rich
gold quart'/, in surfai-e uutcroppings, and
the excitement of this 'rush' drew Clemens from his desk in Carson City, The
romance of n new mining camp near the
very peak of the Sierra Nevada addressed the sympathies of the young adventurer more than the hard work of
prospecting for pay rock.
"He made no discoveries of import
unco iu mining, but hi' made many acquaintances with stage drivers, gamblers, and 'bad' men, all of whom appear in ' Roughing It.' "
After a eyar of mining-camp life he
returned to newspaper work on the stall'
of The Enterprise in Virginia City, Nov.
It was here that some of his broadly humorous articles appeared over the signature of " Mark Twain," and were
copied widely by papers of tho Pacific
('oast.   Then:
"Tho San Francisco Call made an
offer to the writer of tho Mark Twain
stories, and Clemens in 18(1") went on
Tho Call staff, but lie remnincd there
only six months, for the mining-camp
called him again. In Calaveras County,
Call, he found little gold dust, but be
did liml material for stories which gave
him his lirst fame east of tho Rookies
tho stories in tho book 'The .lumping
Frog of Calaveras County.'
" Tn 1800 Clemens went to the Sandwich Islands mul wrote; from .there some
sketches for the Sacramento Union,
which sketches wore the baBis for his
first lectures delivered in San Fruncisco
after his roturn from Honolulu.
"In tho following yenr tho stories of
tho Mumping Frog' bonk woro published, nnd Mark Twain became known in
the Eastorn States as a writer of exaggerated humor.  It was the reputation
thoso stories gained for him that
prompted some newspaper editors to so
led Mr. Clemens to go with a party of
tourists on a journey abroad and write
for bis employers what would now be
called a 'syndicate' letter. This trip resulted (1809) in the publication of 'Innocents Abroad,' an extended revision
of tho letters, and with the instant success of that book the writer became
famous iu this country and most of the
countries of Europe.
"Iu spite of the very profitable sales
of the book, which would havo warranted the author iu devoting all his time to
book-writing, he soon after his return
from that now famous trip became editor of the Buffalo Express. This was
probably in pursuance of a contract entered into before the trip to Kurope. He
remained in Buffalo only two years, marrying there Miss Olivia Lnngdon, whose
acquaintance he had made on the ocean
"Mr. Clements went to Hartford to
live, and at once began work with the
material he mid gathered While ho was
not gathering other pay ore in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and out of that
matorial came the book 'Houghing It,'
This fixed his reputation as a story-teller
and humorist, and his work was urgently
demanded by editors and publishers on
both sides of the oceau. Contributing
frequently to magazines, he wrote also
in the following year, collaborating with
Charles Dudley Warner, 'The Gilded
Age,' which was soon successfully dramatized.
"Next came from his pon what many
American and nearly all Eaglish critics
consider his best work of fiction, 'The
Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1870).
"After writing several other books
Mr. Clemens in 18S4 invested largely in
tho publishing enterprise of the Charles
L.  Webster Company, which had con-
iety as an imbecile. Mark Twain was
incomparably tho greatest humorist of
his generation, although ho was the
author of some poor jokes, too, especially
in bis later years, and because he loved
to joke, the public found it difficult to
believe he could talk seriously. Once
he deliveved a serious, even a solemn
and grizzly address ou the horrors of
vivisection, of which he was a stromious
opponent. The gloomiest, paragraph
went the round of the papers under
"The Laugh Line," " Funny Anecdotes," and other suitable, headings. A
lot of people who had supposed that
Mark Twain's vein of humor was failing changed their opinion after reading
his side-splitting effort on vivisection,
and concluded that he was just reaching
ripe perfection.
How he worked as a deckhand on a
Mississippi steamer, and chose his nom
de plume from the monotonous cry of
tho leadsman, Sounding tho depths of
the river from the bow of tho boat, iB
an obi story, and has been repeated a
thousand times. Young Clemens began
low enough down the social scale, but
we never heard that be had any particular struggle to find newspaper editors or
book publishers who perceived that ho
was a man of genius. At one time he
was a printer, and then, somewhere out
West, he drifted into newspaper work.
For a few years he divided his time between writing and mining, but he struck
it rich with "A Jumping Frog," and
thencoforth devoted himself to writing
and lecturing. "Innocents Abroad,"
was his first book, and then came
"Roughing It," which was a semi-autobiographical account of his adventures
while secretary to his brother, who was
Territorial Secretary of Nevada. "Tom
Sawyer" appeared in 1,870, when the
author was 41 years old, and "Huckleberry Finn," its sequel, nine years
More than a score of books, besides
innumerable short stories, magazine
articles nnd lectures, were the fruit of
his later years. As for tho jokes, it
was a dull day, that ho didn't turn out
several worth repeating. Perhaps the
one that will live longest, and is at the
same time about the best possible illustration of his peculiar humor was his
remark on one occasion when a pretua-
Ho -2
MARK TWAIN:   183!i-1910
traded to pay Mrs. Grant $o00,000 for
the copyright* of General Grant's autobiography. Ten years later the failure
of this firm left Mr. Clemens in debt far
beyond his resources.
"It was believed by his friends ami
advisers that a round-the-world lecture
tour would help to recoup Mr. Clemens,
aiid the tour was undertaken, Its success was vastly beyond the most hopeful expectations; the author was received everywhere with high social and
sometimes with civic honors; his lectures were everywhere attended by delighted crowds and frequently delivered
under Hie 'patronage' of the most distinguished people. The profits of the
tour enabled Mr, Clemens to pay every
rent he owed nnd left him a considerable balance."
Mark Twain's later books were: "A
Yankee nt Hie Court of King Arthur,"
1880} "The American Claimant." 1892)
"The £1,000,000 Hank Note," 1898;
"Pedd'nhen.l Wilson," 1804; "Tom
Snwver Abroad," 1891; ".loan of Arc,"
1890; "Mine Tramps Abroad," 1897;
"The Man That Corrupted llndley-
burg,'' 1000; '' ('hrist inn Science,''
IF Mark Twain was not the great
American novelist, he was tho
author of the great American novel.
In "Innocents Abroad" he tells the
story of a couple of tourists who urose
while it was yet dark, in order that
they might witness that unparallelled
sight, sunrise in Switzerland. They
shivered for an hour or so in the dawn,
their eyes riveted on tho horizon to
catch the lirst glimpse of the glory of
the coming day. Gradually the light
grew and grew, but no sun appeared,
though their eyes ached in their sockets.
They wondered what cost the shadows
in front of them, but not until it was
broad daylight did they discover that
they baii been looking west instead of
east. So to tho eager watchers for the
"grout American novels" wo might
suggest Hint they should take "Tom
Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn,"
consider them as otio book, and say
whether the great American novel was
not. written SO or 40 years ago.
If it is not exactly tho sun, it is the
most powerful beam of light that has
illumined American literature in our
day. The fact that a man is famous
as a humorist is almost as fatal to his
chances of being recognized as a great
novelist us would bo his equal notor-
tlire- report of his death had been spread
abroad. Mark Twain said that the
report was "grossly exaggerated." The
writer lacks the assurance necessary for
a dogmatic judgment as to Mark
Twain's best short story, but will submit the private opinion that his "Cannibalism in the Cars" deserves the title.
His "Double-Barreled Detective Story,"
a parody on Sherlock Holmes, was the
feeblest effort of his life, and stands as
a lamentable proof that Mark Twain,
at his worst, was as bad as the cross
roads correspondent of a country weekly.
Leaving experts to finally locate his
niche in the Valhalla of literature, let
us take a final view of Mark Twain as
one of the greatest Americans of his
time. He might us well stand as the
ideal American in time of peace as
Lincoln represents tho ideal in time of
war. Iu 1881, with a substantial fortune nt his command, ho became interested iu a publishing house, which failed, after swallowing his capital. Though
his connection with the firm bad ceased
some time before tho final catostrophe,
and Mark Twain was responsible neither morally nor legally for Hie debts of
the firm, ho chivalrously shouldered tho
burden. He set tint on a lecture four
that girdled the world, anil with tho
proceeds of the trip and of "Following
the Equator," which recorded his ex-
perieiu-es, 1)0 paid every dollar of Webster mul Co.'s indebtedness, A man of
shrewd but kindly judgment, he befriended and started on the paths of
success many a struggling author. In
New York there were few more public-
spirited citizens, ami any good cnusc
could count on his support. In England
his deatli will be mourned by almost as
many friends as in his own country.
English,  Russian,  and Yiddish  Oddly
Mingled in the Collection of Four
Working Girls
AFTER all is said and done, one's
own selection of a five-font library
is likely to be the best for oneself.
Dr. Kliot, of Harvard University, may
be able to put up a good argument in
behalf of his now famous selection, but
so can you or J in behalf of our own selection if, iiH should bo the case, the
volumes represent the choice of natures
developing along right lines.
Since Dr. Kliot, came to tho front with
his interesting assertion that o five-foot
shelf is large enough to hold all the
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books required for a liberal education,
there have been published many lists of
small libraries. One of the most unusual was that of the collection made
by four Russian girls, none of whom hns
been In this country more than six
These girls were involved iu the New
York City shirt-waist strike, and it was
a mishap which befell ono of the quartette which led reporters to their little
rooms on the crowded East Side, und the
discovery of what may be termed "the
ambitious immigrant's five-foot library. "
First on the shelf and occupying a
place of honor is '* Webster's Unabridged .Mrt.ii ry." Next is "The Talmud." Then, in order, "Lexicon of the
Christian lliblc," in Viddish; Buskin's
"Queen of the Air," Owen Meredith's
"Lucille," Walter Scott's "Anne of
Ct'iorstoin," complete 'set. of Shakespeare, Kail Marx's "Capital," in Kus-
sian, with Hebrew notations; Charlotte
M.   Ill-nemo's   "Wedded   und   Parted"
and "Weaker Th i  Woman," Cumin
Dovle's "A Studv in Scarlet," Charles
um'l Mary Lamb's "Tales from Shake-.
sponro,'' Washington living's "Hip
vil it W i a kle," Klias Peretz's
"Sketches," humorous, in Viddish (not
Hebrew); Oscar Wilde's "The Love,"
iu Viddish translation; Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Wonder Book lor Girls and
Hoys," .Incob Shetl'tcU's "The Moon
and Stars," in Hebrew (not Viddish);
Leo Tolstoy's "Tlje Resurrection," Oscar Wildo's play, "Salome," in English; D. M. lluramclan's "free Love,"
iu Hebrew; an English-Jewish dictionary, prayer-book for the holidays in
Hebrew; Martin (i. Brumbaugh's "Kng-
jish Fifth Reader, "Lives and Stories
Worth Remembering," a symposium id'
famous people; William IL Maxwell's
"Introductory Lessons in English." Al-
ouzo Rood's (Brooklyn Polytechnic hi-
i.titute) "Higher Lessons in Eugllsll,"
Margaret Stockman Dickson's "A Hundred Sears of Warfare," Wostall and
Stepninlt's "The Blind .Musician,"
James Otls's "The Revolutionist/1 and
many Hebrew and Russian religions
In the room were two plaster busts,
1 ought, like the books, with unmey saved from the daily cost of living by
girls earning at most a dollar a day.
The busts are of (leorge Washington
and Beethoven.
The vurietv betrnvs, with really re
nmrkabla fidelity, the intellectual thirst
n\ the younger generation ol' Russians.
OB well as Ms wide range id' interests,
llarumolan's ■' Preo Love'' might not
prove desirable reading for Hie masses,
but it is lo be doubted that, the personal
choice of many American girls would
UVCrtlgO up to the standard of this little
COLLECTORS of antiques have to bo
constantly upon their guard
against fraud. Evon then they
are often deceived. Artists exist who
can impose ou the shrewdest connoisseur. The ingenuity of the forger is
unlimited. Furniture, prints, china, pictures, plate, armor, ivory, bronze, tapes
try—are all successfully Imitated,
A well known collector bail a precious
box of rare enamel. He sent it to Vienna to be repaired, nnd the ingenious
meaiier titled it with a new lid. Then
he put a new lower part tn the original
lid, and two collectors were made happy.
The experts of national museums have
been more than once Imposed Upon, The
British Museum bought a 1'alissy plate
lor two hundred and fifty dollars.
While an attendant was handling it,
one of the seals attached to its back, attesting to its genuineness, became detached, disclosing the mark of it modern
l-'rencb potter. Two terracotta figures
of [sis and Osiris, bought by the same
institution for live thousand dollars,
were discovered to be composed of modern clay.
Taking a modern gold Greek ring, one
ingenious gem-cutter recut the stone
with an intaglio of an important subject, made a turkey swallow the ring
and after some time killed the bird.
The residence in the turkey's crop had
endowed the gem with all the marks of
The specialty of one forger was old
leather jacks at $2.50 each; of another,
horn books at $1.25, The prices vary,
but it may be set down as a rule that
they include about a thousand per cent,
of profit.
A. scholar iu a little-known part of
Dalmatia was seeking gold coins and
ornaments of the old Servian dynasty.
A dealer came to him with a beautifully
wrought crucifix which he claimed to be
u genuine antique. In examining the
article with a glass, the student came
across a tiny inscription, and, better
versed than the dealer gave him credit
for being, ho read it aloud. "This cross
was made in 1895 by " it. said.
A British collector not long ago inspected a specimen of a "mummy servant," an efligy, in a plastic material,
such as the Egyptians buried with their
dead. Close examination proved it to
be made of putty. It was a very clever
lu the matter of metal forgeries, it
may be added that none lends itself so
readily to fraud as gold. Etruscan
jewelry has been largely manufactured
in Italy, but Syria has carried on the
most extensive forgery of gold works
of art. Forgeries in silver have been
less successful. There was a great silver
cup in Rome some years ago that was
alleged to have come from some secret
excavation in Sicily. This ancient cup
was ornamented with a circular bas-
relief representing, of all things, the
frieze of the Parthenon. In the height
of bis innocence the forger had given
the frieze in its present ruined condition. Like this cup, many a reputed
article is its own undoing. At one time
a number of lead coins were put on the
market as antiques. It was discovered
that, the Arabic numerals with which
they were dated wore of a fashion not
invented at tho supposed time of their
(By A. J. .Tnrman)
WE have heard so much about the
synthetic production of perfumes, syrups, dyes und what
not, from coal-tar products, that we are
that milk may be artificially made. The
method described below, however, is not
not easily surprised by the Information
a chemical one, but consists merely in
the mechanical admixture of distilled
wafer with crushed and finely ground
sweet almonds.    Practically the only
difference between cow's milk and that
made of almonds is that cow's milk contains animal casein, while the artificial
milk contains vegetable casein. The bit
ter will produce a good supply of cream,
and if allowed to stand some time will
become sour. It may also lie coagulated
by the addition of vinegar or acetic
acid. When combined with grape sugar, it is capable of generating some extraordinary organic substances. The artificial milk may be used with tea and
coffee in the asme way that cow's milk
in  used.
To make the milk, procure half a
pound of sweet almonds—the Valencia,
which is cheaper than the Jordan almond, will give just as good results. The
skin of the almonds may be removed by
si aiding the nuts in boiling water, and
peeling them with a sharp knife. The
almonds should then be placed in a
Wooden chopping bowl and chopped as
finely as possible. Take about two
minces of th<> chopped almonds, and
place them in a mortar with a small
quantity of distilled water, Then grind
or levigate the chopped almonds adding
Mater occasionally, until about twelve
ounces of water have been used. The
longer the grinding bo continued, the
thicker and richer will be the milk.
Now take a piece of cheese cloth about
12 inches wide by 24 inches long and
rinse it in clean water, and after wriug
ing it as dry as possible, fold it. double
over the top of a pitcher, and poor the
contents of the mortar through the
i loth into the pitcher. The milk may be
squeezed through the cloth by wring it
gently, but care should be taken to prevent any of the larger almond particles
fiom being forced through the meshes
of the cloth.
If some of the milk thus produced
is set aside for three or four hours a
thick layer of cream will he found on
the surface. If too much water has been
used iu forming the milk, it may be
necessary to add a little sugar of milk
to sweeten it. The artificial milk has a
slight almond flavor when taken clear,
but. this is practically lost when it is
used in tea, coffee or cocoa. Tho color
of tho cream produced is quite pale, but
it may be Improved by using some of
the almonds without tile skins removed
in the proportion of two ounces of whole
almonds to six ounces of the blanched
almonds. Care must be Inken to prevent
any bitter almonds from finding their
way into the mixture, but one or two
bitter almonds to half a pound would
not nffoet the flavor of the milk.
Half a pound of almonds will make
three pints of milk.
A WRITER in the Morning Post, in
j.i dealing with the Duke of Con-
naught's big game shooting expedition to BritisTi East Africa, says:
"All the live species of Africa's danger
ous game are to be found in the Colony,
elephant,  rhij eros,  buffalo,  lion  and
leopard. A question often asked is,
which is the most dangerous?"
Most experienced hunters would an
Bwor that it all depends upon circuni
stances, and it is possible that one or
two would suggest that the despised hy
ono, under occasional exceptional ci'r
cuinstances, best deserves the tribute of
fear. That this is the case the writer
of this note, who biys no claim to be
considered a shikari, knows from personal experience. He was camped one
night on the Ruenya River, some sixty
or seventy miles above its junction with
the Zambesi, and because lions had been
troublesome for several successive
nights, he had caused the fire to be en-
circled with a double ring of largo fires
None of these were more than twenty
feet apart. Before midnight he was
awakened by shouts, and jumped up to
see his carriers throwing firebrands at
an indistinct object iu Hie darkness,
The commotion was caused by the fact
of a hyena having sneaked into the
camp, passing between two brilliant
(Ires, seized a sleeping carrier and dragged him ten paces or more, before it was
driven away. The poor wretch had been
seized by tho face, which was terribly
mutilated, his right eye and part of in*
cheek being torn away.    On examining
the animal's sj r. the carriers agreed
unanimously that the mischief had beon
done by a hyena, but the writer, having
heard much of the hyena's cowardice,
would scarcely credit it until he chanced
on the following passage in Livingstone's "Missionary Travols": "The
hyena is a very cowardly animal, but
frequently approaches persons lying
asleep and makes an ugly gash on tho
faco," It is extraordinary that tho hyena should have mustered courage to
pass between two blazing (Ires, but perhaps ho has learned, from his frequent
visits to village refuse heaps with their
smouldering wood embers, that fire is
not so dangerous as it looks; or possibly
extreme hunger outweighed his instinctive dread of fire.
The British "Museum contains books
written on oyster Rhells, bricks, tiles,
bones, ivory, lend, iron, sheepskin, and
putm leaves. THE TSLANOER, CUMBEMtAND, 11.0.
Still tbey come,   More New Goods and more people to buy
The careful attention we give to purchasing
the best to be obtained is having its results in greatly increased business
MENS NECKWEAR We have the largest
range of the Newest and most Up-to-date Ties
ever shown in this locality. The Shapes are
Correct, and in the leading Colors and (Shades.
Our Two-toned Derby is the latest shown.
LADIES WAISTS, in order to keep our
stocks well assorted we purchased several new
lines from the the Leading Manufacturers in
Canada. These are now on display, and are
Correct in every detail.
JAPENESE MATTING.   Twenty-live patterns to choose from.    Something to keep the
home Bright and Cool for Summer.
TABLE OILCLOTHS.   Just opened a New
Lot of these in many Patterns and Colors.
Call and see them whether you wish to purchase or not.
m k Co., 1
| jS. C. White Leg-horns
<~J ■ 402 Pullets laid in-
Folding Go-Carts $10.50
Tor Mixed Paints,
Floor Stains,
Wall Paper,
Furniture, etc.
Is the phice
T.   E.   BATE M
Capital $5,000,000
Reserve 85,700,000
Cumberland, B.C.
Sub Branches at Courtenay and Union Bay-
Drafts issued in any currency, payable all over the world
Special attention paid to Savings Account?, and interest at Current Rates allowed on Deposits of $1 and upwards
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
We have recently received a
Carload of McLAUGHLIN
and are prepared to quote
lowest prices and best terms.
Give ns a call
MePliee &
General Merchants, Courtenay,
A. Slaughter has re opened Ins butche
shop on Dunsmuir Avenue.
N. Mt F-trlane and bride returned on
Saturday frum their honeyrauon.
B. W. It Hey was an outbound paa-
Bun««r on Vt edtiegday morning's train.
Mm. (I.  R. Maoriouald returned from
Nitiiaimu on Thursday.
Mr. T. Biukle whs an outbound pat-
rbi u> r on yt'stenluY mo uing'i train.
Mr. and Mrs. E Pickard returned
from their bud... tour on Thursday tven*
ing'k train.
Oapt. Wiu, Myers of the 8.8. Wellington, arrived on Wednesday tn business.
Wm. Beveridge and bride returned
from their honeymoon on Tuesday night's
train. '
Mr. Htibt. McKnight arrived in towi
on Tuesday night, on a short visit to hit-
Tom Ripley, of the Cumberland Hotel,
is taking leAsons in thu noble y i|U' • I
Seven-up, at $2 per 1 ssoii.
Mr. Haigbler, of the bowling alley, re-
turntd to town this ivw k, and re opened
that piipular am^st-iueut resort for a fuv
days. He returns, however, next week
to New Westminster.
Mr. Tait, Manager of the Dnn.au Island Stone Quany, accompanied by Mrs.
Tait, Mrs. Pierceyand .Mrs. Dowar, were
a parly of Deninan Islanders who arrived
in .own on Wednesday I..at by auto.
Mr. Coulsoii, General Manager of iht
Canadian Colleriei. will visit Uuuiberlau
during the coming week Mr. Ml-Kuiiku
ot the C.N.R., will also visit the oitj
during the month of July.
Messrs. McLeod, Montgomery Tarbell, Maxwell, Smithurst, Russell am
Merritield returned on Sunday lasi frum
Home Lake, after a two days excursion
to that iinhermens paradise, They
brought with them on their return ovi
tu :.u, <ind p midscif i| tickled beiiuti
-i ...-1 woi [hing over five pounds.
The Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian
Church, Sandwick, will hold their Annual Strawberry Fesiival on Tuesday
evening, June 2Hth, in the C mrtenay
Hall. A good programme has been ar-
rang d. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. Admission, adults 50c. ; children, 26c.
January. - 7616
February - 7310
March   -   -  8606
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This record
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The finest hotel in the city,
>  Advertiaemotitsmitlorthls head t cent, l word,
11 Issiiti; sfit'ily in advance
IV0 Lklit Draft T« ains, weight aboui
14001 ha.      Apply     Shupland   Bros.,
.Sandwick. jll
Ft S^le—0 Milk Cows and a Heifeis,
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Courtenay. jlM
Room and Board, or would take babj
to mind. i Appl> Mrs. Marshall, Sand-
wick. jll
Double L'it. with modern 8 floom'tlouse,
tennis lawn and well kept grounds,
for sale cheap. Apply to Mrs. Hoe.
opposite the Hospital.
Lost—Many a sale is lost through tin
second person mcrssary to c mpleh
the bargain not knowing what thu firs'
person bus to sell. It taken two t>
nuke a bargain. Are you one of tin
two/ If so, try a condense.! ad, in
Tub Islander,
Pound- A BrtMflf'iotnry advertising medium. For further par it-ulais apply
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i.AM'Kit, Jl.fiO pur year, in advaiice.
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
Local Agent for
fiie London k Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
I Get rates before insuring else-
1 where
Office: Cumberland
Save lime nnd money by using
the Long Distance Telephone
Quirk rontwctioiiH to all important
Vancouver Island and MainlandPointt
Go to
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For Cindy, Fruit, Ice Cream
and Light Luncheons   J3
You don't get done
when you deal with
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Holic: to Advertisers.
Wanted,  Immediately.
for Tin: ItiUNftf.lt.
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Miss Jenny ftfeKinnon.
a Year
in advance
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
In- in this office not later than
10 u.iii. on Thursday.
Barrister,   Solicitor   and
\ Notary Public.
mission AoBNOY, Rents nnd
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Estate nnd Auctioneers, Thoin-
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Cumberland; Phono 17. John Thorn
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