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For the announcement of our
Within the next few days.
No. 115
Subscription price (1,50 per V'-m
A Dissertation upon the Possibilities of Cumberland and
The general make-up of thc
average citizen is based on a!
pessimistic foundation and, while
its restraining influence may
benefit a few, It so rarely helps
the progress of this newer gener- j
ation that we feel its insignificant(
existence might be forgotten.
We believe that we can count
on the efforts of from six to eight
who have volunteered and not
been pressed into the service of
the recently organised Board of
Trade, and they can, by a systematic endeavour, do for Cumberland what has never be done for
the town before. We are advised
that the Canadian Northern Railway will build its road through
the town and we look for the
time when we shall have a good
railway depot, paved streets,
and the removal of the telephone
and electric light poles from our
streets—the abomination of all
small towns, the coming and going of the many hundred farmers
and orchardists who are about to
settle and build homes on the
lands surrounding our town.
Every day enquiries are being
received concerning the values of
land and character of soils in this
district Two hundred thousand
(200,000) acres of the very finest
land in Canada lies in this district
and we know that people are
coming into the district to take
upland which is today vacant
and ready to receive at least 3000
good settlers together, with their
families, who are capable of producing from the land. A few of
our present residents are building
themselves homes, and it is a
pleasure to find a few who are
ambitious and endeavour to climb
to independent ownership and
freedom from the wage ea.ning
system to which the average man
becomes a victim. It is a fact
and can be confirmed to the satisfaction of all "doubting Thomases" that orchards on these islands
are producing a nett profit of
|400 per acre. And the writer
knows the nature of the soil mirl
conditions under which crops are
grown in Yakima, Wenatchee
and Okanagan Valley whicli cannot possibly compete with the
growth of pears, cherries, raspberries, blackcaps and all small
fruit The Japanese and residents
of the Puyyalup Valley near
Tacoma are willing to pay one
thousand dollars per acre for the
land on which to produce them.
It ia not too much to ask thc
current prices for the land which
we have, second to none in the
province, but it certainly does
need that " get up " and " will"
determination amongst our local
community if ever they are to bo
in with the rest of them on the
many good things that are coming our way in the next few
Council to Purchase New Horse
for City Work to Replace
Old One.
At a meeting of the teachers
of Grace Methodist Church Sunday School held last week Mrs.
Thos. E. Banks was elected to
fill the position as superintendent
of the Sunday School in place of
Dr. J. A. Gellispie, who recently
resigned. Mr. A. M. Jack will
be uie assistant superintendent,
and Mrs. W. W. Willard will act
as treasurer, the secretary being
Miss Irene Dunn is spending
her vacation in Vancouver, with
Mrs. W. F. Hunter.
There was no special feature at
the meeting of the city council
held in the council chambers last;
Mor.thiy night.   There were pre ;
sent Mayor McLeod, Aids. Banks,;
Beveridge,   Cessford,    Maxwell
and Willard.  The minutes of the
previous regular and special meet:
ings were adopted as read.
The communications received'
by the city clerk from the Van-!
couver firm of municipal engin-
eers, stating that they were going
to send the expert municipal en-1
gineer over to Cumberland about |
August 1st, and expected the
council would be ready to go on
with the work at that time.
This was orderd to be received
and acknowleged. The expert
referred to is the one who is era-
ployed by the city at a salary of
$200 a month, to superintend the
construction of the cement sidewalks.
The city clerk also read a letter
from R. H. Travers, of New
Westminster, the contractor for
the cement sidewalks, requesting
information as to when the city
would be ready to commence
work on Dunsmuir Ave,, as he
would like to get the work com-
leted at an early date.
In reply to this letter the mayor
stated that a telegram had been
sent to Mr. R. H. Travers, instructing him that the city was
was ready to commence work at
once and wanted the pavement
completed as early as possible.
The following accounts were
presented and read by the city
clerk: R. Grant & Co., for lumber
supplied, $26,26; Dr. G. K. Mae-
Naughton, for medical services,
amounting to $10. Referred to
finance committee.
The chairman of the board of
works reported that the city
horso hail almost completed its
day of usefulness and wns no!
capable of doing the city work
any longer.
Aid. Banks asked if the citj
had to supply the gravel for the
pavement If so he favored pur
chasing u team of horses and a
wagon and discard the dump
The Mayor informed him that
in the tender received from the
contractor he was to supply all
material himself.
Aid. Cessford stated that live
or six months in the year a wagon
and of team of horses would sni ..
the case, but thought it advisable
to keep to the one horse and
dump cart.
Aid. Willard said the horse had
given good service, and moved
that the board of works be instructed to purchase a horse for
city work, which was secondetl
by Aid. Banks and carried.
The chairman of the board of
health reported that the odours
arising in certain sections of the
town were still a little too strong.
Aid. Cessford mentioned for
the benefit of the board of works
if there were any more soil to be
hauled away from the various
excavations some of the residents
would like it hauled onto the low
portions of their lots. The matter
was left into the hands of the
board of works.
The mayor stated that there
had been numerous complaints
about horses and cattle running
at large, and would like to sen
the council pass a by-law to give
them relief or employ a pound
Some aldermen thought it was
not necessary to have a pound
keeper. Let the police prosecute
the offending parties by laying
an information against them
before a magistrate. The matter
then dropped.
It was mentioned under the
heading of deferred business that
there were no complaints received
against the city scavenger during
the last week.
When tht council came to new
business the chairman of the
board of works staled that, seeing there were now a lull board
n!' aldermen, he would like to see
the various standing committees
The mayor added Aid. Willard i
to the finance committee, Aid.
Hank and Willard to the board of
The representative of tho
"Islander" presented the aldermen with printed copies of the
Trades Licence By-law, and
suggested that they be printed
in the local paper. He was informed that the ^council had no
money to advertise by-laws.
The mayor informed the council
that he expected a deputation
from the board of trade asking
the city to supply a street sprinkler for Dunsmuir Avenue. The
business men were willing to
make a monthly payment towards
the cost.
The chairman of the board of
works said that one horse and
one man could not sprinkle the
street and do the city work that
he was expected to do. The
matter was dropped.
Aid. Willard asked the mayor
if the council had received any
complaints from any of the resi
dents about shade and ornamental trees being cut down by the
Electric Light Company. He said
it was a disgrace the way they
had cut down the trees.
The mayor replied they received
no authority from  the council
neither did they  ask for per-1
mission. |
Aid. Maxwell brought up the!
question of better lights for
Dunsmuir Avenue. The majority
of the aldermen thought the lights
looked like so many candles
stuck on the top of a pole. The
mayor suggested to Uie council
that they appoint      ommittee to]
ii".' Sti| ' tl     .i   ::     :'.;ke     up   till"
•".i'l"   E bel   r lights with the
Pecti ..■  Light  i lompany,    Aid.
Banks,   Cessford   and   Maxwell'
were appointed as acommittee to
interview the company un better!
lights for the city.
Aid. Willard was added to the
Committee of Money By-laws.     |
Aid. Bank said that most of
our Btreets were producing a crop
of thistles and the time had
arrived to cut them down. The
mayor said the board of works
would attend to it. |
The board of school trustees
reported that they expected to
have quite an addional number
of scholars at the opening of the
school after the summer vacation
and would like to have the use
of the council chambers for school
purposes. It was finally decided
that the trustees be granted the
use of the council chamber until
the new school is built. The city
band will be notified that they
will not be able to use the council
chamber for practice in future.   .
Mr. R. H. Travers, of New
Westminster, who was awarded
the contract for the construction
of the concrete pavement along
Dunsmuir Avenue, arrived in
Cumberland by Thursday evening's train, accompanied by G. F.
Calhoun, who will have charge
of the work,	
Miss Rubona Bickle returned
to Ladysmith yesterday.
Mr. Frank Cavell, of Colling-
wood, Ont.. is visiting her sister
Mrs. W. E. Lawrence.
Mr. William Pool Thomson, of
the Royal Bank statl' here, is reliov
ing Morris Rowe at Courtenay.
Mrs Harry Bryan is the Telephone girl at the central exchange
u&til Berdie arrivi s.
The customs returns for the
month of July at Cumberland
Custom House amounted to
Miss M. A. Lawrence, of Crec-
plore, Ont, is on a visit to her
brother, Mr. W. E. Lawrence,
manager of the Big Store.
Rev. W. IL L. Laffere delivered
his farewell sermon in Holy
Trinity Church last Sunday evening. His successor will arrive in
the near future.
Mr. Lockhart, manager at Cumberland for the Canadian Collieries Dunsmiur Ltd., accompanied
by Mrs. and Miss Lockhart,
arrived in town last Tuesday.
W. E. Lawrence, manager for
Simon Leiser and Co. 's Big Store,
returned home from Vancouver
last Tuesday evening. While away
he put in some good work for the
board of trade.
W. A. Wagenhauser senior
partner of the firm known as The
Cumberland Departmental Stores
returned from a business trip to
Vancouver last Sunday by the
S.S. Cowichan.
On Sunday, the 13th day of
August, a sacred concert will be
given in the Cumberland Hall for
the benefit of tke widow of the
late William Logan. Mr. Logan
was killed in No. 5 Mine of the
Canadian Collieries DunsmuirLd.
Full particulars of concert later.
Miss Margaret McKenzio, assistant to Postmaster Nunns, left
last week on her summer vacation. Miss Effie McFayden occupies her position until she returns.
Three Chinamen from No 1.
Chinatown charged before Magistrate Willard by Provincial Constable Jelf Hannay with gambli g
last Tuesday. They were remand
ed until Monday, 5th inst. P.P.
Harrison appeared for the defendants.
Hugh Davidson, provincial constable at Courtenay, recently resigned his position in the police
force, his successor, W.A. Wright
of Victoria, arrived Tuesday night
and will take up his duties as
police officer at Courtenay at
James Abrams, police magistrate left by at 11 last Monday
afternoon for Union Bay where
he took a tugboat ior Vancouvei,
having received an urgent message that his son Seymour, at Vancouver, was very ill and Hiatal,
operation had become necessary.
G. PhilHpp Dillon died at at the
Port Augusta Hotel, Comox, las,,
Monday at the age of 65 years.
He recently came from the Fraser.
River Valley and was an old vet-
inery surgeon. The funeral tool:
place last Wednesday afternoon
the remains being interred at the
English Cemetery, Comox.
Miss Bertha Banks and Miss
Nellie Walker left last week for
Port Angeles, and are spending
their holidays with Miss Banks'
grandfather and mother in that
city. Her father, Mr. Thos. E.
Banks received a message yester
day Baying thai unfortunately
they ' ad ■■■ burnt out ol nasi;
and home, even to the extent of
losing their clothing.
Railway Line Located to a Point
Five Miles North of
Comox Lake.
ALBERNI, July 29 From an
engineer on the field force of the
Canadian Northern, it is learned
that the first grading contract
from Victoria toward Alberni is
about completed, and that it is
the intention of the company to
let the second grading contract
in a short time. It is thougl t
that this second contract will be
right to the town of Alberni, and
that it is the intention to push
this work along this summer, as
all of the outfits are now in the
field, and the work could be carried on much better than to let
them scatter and have the work
of gathering them all up agrun.
Tho grasp which the Canadian
Pacific Railway has on all the
available waterfront at the head
of the canal makes it a matter of
necessity for the Canadian North
ern to seek for an outlet at a
point further down, and this will
in probability be somewhere near
what is known as Granite Creek.
Here there is an excellent chance
for deep water shipping, and it is
at this point that the company
proposes to place their bunkers
for handling the coal which will
come this way from the Cumberland valley.
The securing of a fresh water
harbor for their boats would be a
consideration wilh the company
and one fur which they would be
willing to pay a large' sum of
money. The destruction of piling
on the west coast is very rapid
in salt water, owing to the action
of the teredo worm, aud as these
cannot live in fresh water there
is a great saving where wharves
can be built on a running stream
like the Somass river.
The Canadian Northern Railway has called for tenders for the
construction of an additional forty
miles of the Vancouver Island
line. The section in question
starts at a point twelve miles west
of Cowichan Lake, and extends
to Comox Lake. The maximum
grades are one and one-half per
cent. The summit in the centre
of the island is crossed at an elevation of 800 feet. Comox Lake,
by the proposed route, is 180 miles
from Victoria.
The line has been located to a
place five miles north of Comox
Lake, and two survey parties are
in the field locating as far as Elk
River, 45 miles further north,
near Upper Campbell Lake.
The question as to whether the
line will lie completed to Alberni
this summer has not yet been decided, but it is still likely that
no stop will be made in the work,
but that the contracts for the
grading will follow one after the
other until the line is completed.
to the Comox Valley, and so on to
the upper end of the Island.
The contractors have commenced to erect a two storey building
for Mrs. John Jack on Dunsmuir
Al the recent McGill Matriculation Examination Elizabeth J.
Gibson of Courtenay was also a
successful candidate passing with
528 marks.
Miss Agnes McDonald who arrived here from Moose Jaw some
ten days ago and has been the
guest oi Mis IMfr McDonald left
Cumberland by yi sterdays mornings, train for home.
Cumberland High School Stand i
Well up in the Province
thit Year.
The results of the June examin
ation held in the high school of
the province and recentlv nun o
public by the department of Education, in which the Cuniberlai.fi
students did remarkably well;
of the nine candidates who presented themselves seven passei .
were as follows:
Cumberland high school: Preliminary junior grade, maximum
marks, 1,000, number of candidates, 4: passed, 4: Helen Freeman,
649; Janet E. Robertson, 580;
Marion Gray, 520: Hannah Harrison, 511.
Advanced course, junior grade,
maximum marks, 1,000. Number of candidates, 5: passed, 8:
Harold L. Freeman, 685: John
Russell, 657: Janet E. Whyte.
Courtenay public school; Preliminary course, junior grade:
maximum marks. 1,000. Number
of candidates, 2; passed, 0.
The smoker held in the Cumberland Hall on Wednesday night
proved to be a success beyond the
expectations of the enmmittt.*.
having the entertainment in
charge. It was given for the
purpose of raising funds to assist
the widow of the late Alex Bo-
ruskie. who was killed at No. 7
Mine. All doubts as to the
success of the smoker were removed when Mr. John Spencer
took the platform as chairman
for the evening, who in a few
well-chosen remarks opened the
proceedings. The program included a four-round boxing contest between Tex Foster and Slim
Turner. Several of the local
boys took part in various boxing
contests. Thompson and Johnson put up some good wrestling.
Hugh Russell gave a violin solo,
W. R. Thome gave an exhibition
in roller skating, songs, recitations, step dancing and refreshments brought a very pleasant,
evening to a close. The receipts
from the smoker over and above
the expenditure will'amount to
about $100.
Wc are given tp understand
that Mr G.R. Bates, of the firm
of Bates & Hardy, real estate
agents and auctioneers, with
their head quarters at Courtenay, B.C. has disposed of his
interests in the firm to Mr. F.R.
Fraser Biscoe, real estate agent,
of the same place, and llie bus"
iness in future will lie carried on
by J. Hardy and l'\ It Fraser
Biscoe under the name and style
of Hardy it Biscoe.
The enterprizing firm of W.A.
Wagenhauser and F. P. Onalo
known as the Cumberland Departmental Store have placed in
front of their large store a beautiful electric sign containing ninety electric lights and when lighted at night shows the sign off to
perfection, illuminating the
corner of first street antl Dunsmuir avenue beyond description'.
Notice the contrast between the
small city lights on the top of the
electric light pole and tho illuminated sign. A few mora of the
business houses should follow the
same example and it would remind one of market Street, San
Do You Value Your Health
Regulate and Cleanse your System
Spring cleft fling rttjes not answer the
bodj i lip pi ime element in tho maintenance or in tlie !■''<■(.very of health \4
activity of livor, kidneys and skin. Not
occasionally bul ovAy 03 weekly stlmu-i
la tion of these Functions oaji poisons,
waste matter, and uceuniulations within
the body be drawn out so that tbe blood
and inward purls bo purified and Uept
wholesome. Dr, Hamilton's Tills are.
the mildest laxative mediciito known;
they pniiiy the blood, fortify the activ
ity of livor aud kidneys, incroaso tho
eliminating power ot' tin- skin and create b general feeling of well-Being—tho
outcome nf wholosomo conditions within, Dr, Hamilton's I'ills are a general
tonlo to tlie digestive system; thev re
store fnuctioiyil^effoctiyoness to all tlio
organs of secretion ami contrttrhtd; in
this wnv enormously to tho stability of
health, '
Pot general t'.unily - u.*1 in all cases
■m' biliousness;, bad blood, indigestion
ami disorders of tho Btomach, Dr. Hamilton's Tills have ii" eQual, Sold In yellow boxes, -■"*■, nil dealors, or The Ca-
tarrhoxone Co., Kingston, Canada.
1>LINY bolloved that the Boorpion
pierced his body with his sting
whon ringed aboul with lire. This
ancient Idea 1ms boon substantiated by
a priest Btationod oil the tBland ut Rodriguez, off Hif oaBt coast of Africa, who
proved its truth by placing n young
scorpion within a largo circle of lighted
charcoal. Hardly ha.I the Insect boon
set at liberty when be ran straight forward until close to the burning wall of
charcoal. Then ho turned aud ran in
the opposite direction. When stopped
by the wall of flqmo ho earn.' to a halt
and plunged his sting into his neck. Ho
struck but ono blow, but that une was
n doop, determined thrust. As he struck
he worked bis tail as a cobblor wi/rks
tn awl when piercing a hole in hard
leather. Then tlio tail relaxed and the
insoet died without o movement, almost
instantaneously. The little drama lasted less than ;t minute.
A WALL-KNOWN public man waa
travelling over a line of railway
with which he was unfamiliar.
At a certain point Hie road passes a fertilizer factory, the odor from which is
offensive. It is particularly disagree-
able tn a lady who is compelled to make
the journey daily. As a protection
from the obnoxious atmosphere, »lie is
accustomed to carry a bottle of lavender salts.
As the train approached, the factory,
the produced the phial as usual, un-
stoppered it, and applied it to her nostrils. Presently the odors from the
factory began to pdfmcate the car.
The man endured it Ufl.lang as. ho felt
that he could. f At last, he rose to his
feet, and, approach ing the lady, said
in his most, polite manner:  .
"Madam, may 1 roquost yon to ro-
place rlic .copper ..l thnt  bottlef"
JOHNNIE POE, one of the famous
Prineoton football family, and In-
cidontally a greal nephew of
Edgar Allan Toe, was h general in the
army of Honduras in one of their recent
wars. Finally, win n things began to
look black with peace and the American
general discovered that his princely
pay when translated Into United States
money was aboul Blxty cents a day, he
struck for tho coast.    There he found  a*  s,ie   ™,'IJP|!
V\/ I'- were waiting for the elevator to
W   • eotne down,-' said a commercial
traveller, "after discussing tho
probability ojj an nmiplaui' 's crossing
tlio Atlantic within a year, when, jusl
as the eegO was about to asoond one of
tlie party said, 'fit bet  ten thousand
dollars   il   won'l   bo   done   -and   the  ele
vator boy took him iip."    *
IN a great deal of trepidation a dif
fldout young man called at the office
of tbO father of the girl he WOB
smitten -with, and stainniernl:
"Sir, [—I—pardon me, but I want
to marry your daughter."'
"I'm busy; go and see her mother,
young man," said the father.
"I have already seen her mother, and
1 still wi.-h to marry your daughter."
AM.il.l'.UATKI.Y fond father dis
covered his young hopeful read
Ing a dime novel.
"Unhand me, villain!" the detected
bov thundered, "or there will be blood-
"No," said the father grimly, tightening his hold on his sou's collar, "Not
rI1WI I young lovers in a good night
L embrace in the entrance hall wero
surprised by tho girl's elder sister
.•oniing in.
"We were Bering which is the tall-
ar," the young man explained in some
"You are about ten inches taller,"
sniil the sister, "and she is at least ten
shades redder than you."
A CERTAIN Buffalo man sent his son
t\. out to got a morning paper, to
learn the news of the recent
United States election,
The boy—a lad old enough to bo iu
the night, school—returned with Ihe
paper,  the  headline  of  which   read:
"Pendulum   swing.-)   back   hard."
"Well, what's happened!" said the
"Why, Pendulum's elected." said the
messenger,    ''Who's  Pendulum!
*        at       *
IS  that  you, dear!" asked  o   young
husband   over   Ihe   telephone.     "]
just   called   Up   to   say    that     I'm
afraid1 1 won't be able to get home to
dinner to-night, as I am detained at the
"Vou poor dear," answer.-.I -he wife
sympathetically. " I don't wonder, I
don't see how you manage to got anything dono at all with that orchestra
playing in your office.    Good-night! "
ONE of his friends once asked  Mr.
Darwin's gardener about his master's health, aud how he had been
"Oh!" ho said, "my poor master has
been very .sadly. I often wish he had
something to (fo, lie moons about iu
the garden, and I have seen him stand
doing nothing before a tlower for te
minutes at a I ime. I f lie only had
something to do I really believe h
would be better."
himself, as though he were n big three
joiutod rulo, and in measured words
announced that he was »  Democrat.
Mr. Hinds, in his suave manner.
said that he would like to ask him one
question,    it  was this:
"Why are you  a   Democrat?"
' • Weil.'' replied t he farmer, '' my
grandfather was a Democrat and mv
lather was a Democrat, and I am a
"That," said Mr. Hinds, "is not n
very good reason for a man 'a party
preference. I wonder—- personalities
aside—if your father and ..grandfather
had been fools, what would you lie!"
The mau looked Mr. Hinds all over.
•"I suppose," lie drawled out, "I
should  havo been  a   Republican."
conformation, and is generally as use-
l-i1. It is only ou account of the prevailing idea that thc thoroughbred *a
useful only as a racing machine that his
pri.-e suffers in comparison with his near
relative, the harness horse. When racing is under a cloud the price is af
fee ted, At present harness horse'racing
enjoys the bright sunshine,
DriU-NU Llie recent meeting nt Phoenix, Arizona, Wil] Purree drove
the bla'cic paeing stallion Copn de
-ir,. a mile in l.".!l, juid whilo it was
without doubt a brilliant performance,
it by no' menus constitutes n record.'
Still, that does hot keep M. W, Savago
and his press agent, SI, E, Harrison,
from being jealous of the performance
Vttgo is the owner of a string ot fast
A CERTAIN    Dr.   C    wus   once [pacers, Minor Heir, George (inno, Hedgi
reading a very strenuous paper oil I wood Hoy, and l.ady Maud (,'., tjiut have
total abstinence before a clerical
club (so the story goes), when the entertainer went uut to tell liis wife how
many she was to provide for nt supper.
"What are they doing,'" she asked
and was told the subject of the eSBay.
"What shall l do?" she cried, "lien
I have biamlied peaches and it is toi
late to make a change.''
".Make no change," said her hus
baud.    "It will  be  all   right."
The  essavist   had   the   post   of   honor
at  the right  of  the  lady 6f  Ihe  lorn
uml she presented him with u dish of
the peaches.   After a while sho said to
"Dr. C—f—, won't you allow me to
give you some more of these peaches?"
"Thank you!" he replied. "They
are excellent! "
A    little   later   she   said
" Dr,   G ,   may   L   not   give, you
Opot her   peach I"
"No, thank you," he said apdlogeti
cnllv, "but 1 will take a little more of
the gravy!"
a United States warship and asked for
transportat Ion home.
"Sure/"  th immandcr  told   him.
"We'll he glad to have you. . Come
tboafd whenever you like and bring
vour luggage.
"thanks," said Tne warmly. "I'll
sure  do  that.     I   only   have  fifty-four
" iVTiat!" exclaimed tho commander,
"what  do  you  think   1 'm   running—a
.about it,'' purrcil
pieei'N eon *'*-t of
a puck of playii
'My fifty four
1 of sock.s and
SOON* after the arrival of his first
baby, his wife went upstairs one
evening and found him standing
by fhe side of the crib and gazing earnestly at the child. She waa touched
by the sight, ami tears filled her eyes.
Iter arms, stole softly around his peek
heek   caressingly
st his shoulder.   He started slight-
Iv  at   the   touch.
'"Darling!" he murmured dreamily,
"it is incomprehensible io me how they
gel op BUCb a crib as that for ninety-
nine cents."
I  N  English writer tells this story:
A.       I know at Oxford the new King
of Siani, young VajJravudh, twenty fourth   of   the   late   Chulalongkorn's
ninety children.
Vajiravudh waa a pleasant, hospitable lad, but not a very brilliant student. 1 remember his saying lo me
one night:
" Dine with me to morrow at the
Mitre, wiil you?"
" Can't, old man,'' 1 answered. "J
.■un going to see ' Hamlet.' "
"Brirtg him along," said Vajiravudh.
A NIGHT CLERK in a hotel sat doz-
t\ ing at his desk at about one a.m.,
when a man iu evening clothes
came in as if laboriously trying lo walk
a crack, and  said:
/.'I'm Ferguson—key to Boom 44."
The guest  disappeared   iu  the direct-ion  of Ids room, oue  llight  up.     In  a
few .minutes a num in his shirtsleeves,
with a  flattened hat on the side of his
head, and with one shoe on a foot nnd
the other in his hand, came in and said
to  the  clerk:
"I'm Persnon—key to for'-for'."
"Mr. Ferguson just took his key and
went  up.''
" M r. I-Vrslion in*-.! fell out window
V left, key inside. Kindly leinme have
111 E corn! room was crowded.    A wife
k     u       I    11     r 1     1V11     ;rPMK court room was crowded.    A wif
Ur.Iwtel S remale rlllS    I    was seeking divorce on the ground
rKSTLVG about railways of the South
Is   rather   an   overworked   profession,    tiefore    mason-jarring   the
crop,  however,  let  Senator   Burton  of
Ohio have the floor.
"Speaking    of    railways,"   he   siiys,
'Ihe ultimate word, iu my experience;,
ras a 'limited' on which f travelled in
Georgia   last   summer.     At     a  "point
where  we  were  making   our  greatest
peed, a man stood at the side 'of the
track with a moving picture machine,
md   I   leaned   out   of  the   window  and
■ailed to him:
"'How are you getting on?'-
"He stopped turning the crank, and
■■poke with an expression  of deep dis-
"*Jt don't seem to be no use,' he
••aid. 'Hold your heed still, jdeane. I
want to take a  time exposure.'
spending the Christmas vacation
in Egypt th supervise the erection
if a telescope at ECelouau. ('apt. Lyon,
who was in charge of the instrument,
mid that he had found that at noon
■very day a gun was fired, and was
anxious to know how tlie system worked. Accordingly, he interviewed' the
gunner and asked how he knew when to
give the signal.
"Oh, I look at mv watch," said the
'' And how do vou correct vour
watch?" asked the captain.
"I take it to the maker in Cairo
and he tells me tho error."
Forthwith Capt. Lyon interviewed
the watchmaker and asked bim &0w he
cheeked the error of the watch;
"1   get.   the   correct   time   from   the
gun," said  that simple craftsman.
And thus time was told in  Kgypt.
The Horseman
giving exhibitions during the past
son soil, and while any one ol' the four
pacers named would doubtless beat Oopa
de Oro in a race of mile heals, three
iu live, Harrison, acting for his employer, protested against the mile going on
record, on the ground that for part of
(he distance the runner or prompter was
directly in front of tue pacer. Whether
this is true or not matters but little,
for it is admitted that there wns no
wind shield attached to the pacemaker's
sulky, and ns Savage is the owner of
Dun Hatch, l.r.o'i. ll"1 world's champion pacer, it seems unreasonable that
cither he or his press agent should begrudge Copa ub Ore's owner what little
honor there would be resulting from the
horse's Phoenix performance.
Verily the green-eyed monster looms
up also in the horse gamo.
TV addition to being the life of trad
Pre-K-riii.-ii *■■■>. roooniniendwt tor .omen'i ill-
merit-., i. idem ..-.I'-' I" i-am-l r i .Mi ol provnn
wnrth. Tli- n lit* f nm their uhi - quick and
p-mninent.   V r     -at at I'd      ■<■<■■•
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(tyid e,..-Hien,-. AltQfviunvmMfl
dcaiM-But-hat. nri trc w oh, cyeu,
Upfilfr  *..in*w ; III ill   I'll! -.   boi-ck,
■ ,.■;.  n linn -   t'arit-nw   Vi Inn,
rlcocflp, Hj-drcwflPicut-Mrtniliii
il lotvimmaiul
ufnjh 'I frnm (nfn
llilid ai-i-Haition.
mid prom*
' in Aim- m ivmlm.-le.hul fi.j-i
...-■];     I       •; .   ■. ■.' i  i -.:m
—i-'i.-kly nh iirtw.1 i.it.i skin,
itv--.iiits 111.- ■;,.■ iiIko-u niiik.}
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*' r I'QUrJR P f F ?in TimnlVS
i     i.\.n\*. in,  •    imt , „
i 8Drlm*fleld| Mais.
f extreme  cruelty   and   nliuslve
treatment.- duns, axes, rolling pins and
stinging Invcctivefl Bcemed to have play*
e,| a jii'ominont part in the plaintiff'fl
married llfo.
The buaband wa-* on the stand, undergoing a gruelling cross-examination.
Tne examining attorney said;
"Vi-ii have testified thnt your wifo
mi one occasion threw cayenne pepper
in your face. Now, sir, kindly to)] us
whal  you did on thai  occasion."
The witness hesitated and looked confused, Everyone expected that he was
about to confess to some shocking act
of cruelty. Mul thoir hopes were shattered when he finally blurted out:
" T sneezed.''
D I * It I NG t he recent campaign in
Maine, Asher Hinds, who was running for Congress from the First
Congressional District, wns speaking to
a small audience in one of the funning
communities. In nn offhand manner
he asked whether there was a Democrat, in the room. When no one responded to the question Mr. Hinds
r.'marked tlmt it was no disgrace for
n man to be an honest Democrat, adding that If there wns one in the room
he would like to have him show his
After a little wait a slow moving
and lengthy man deliberately unfolded
J" A!)Y Brant is a trotter that has
J rapidly come to the front during
the past year, aud oue that may
reasonably be expected to improve. This
mare is by the noted sire, Dr. John, that
was owned by the late H. ('. Stinson at
Brautford, and out of a daughter of
Geneva, -.ll'/i, the latter woll known
throughout Canada aad the United
States. Geneva was also owned by Mr.
Stinson at oue time, and later became
the property of Mr. C, A. BOrns of To-
ronto, by \vnohi he wits sold for export.
Lady Brant is owned by Aid, Samuel
McBrido, president of tlio Toronto Driving Club, an enthusiastic amateur reins*
mnn. in fact, the alderman would rather
be iu the'sulky thanhave a turkey dinner. Ho loves his horses us companions,
nno has the utmost, confidence iu Lady
Brant, and from what has beeu seen of
this mare hereabouts, Ihis confidence is
not likely to be misplaced.
Lady Brant i.s a well -mado animal. In
con forma tion and color she resembles
Gonova vory muck,and the earnest wish
of the alderman's friends is that she
develops into a trotter equally as good
as Ceuevn was.
ri (.MPAKfNG tiie figures of the re-
\J cent sale of thoroughbred Btock
which took plnco at Lexington,
Kw. with the sale of standard bro.Is.
that was held at Madison Square Gar-
don, Xew York, there is a vast difference iu mv'or ot the harness horse, At
Lexington during the three days .of tin-
sale. 318 horses were sold for $48,280,
making an average ot fclSJ.GG for the
Inf. At Now York 700 head sold for
$.110,055, nn average of $41;"i per head.
Some difference. The re-'ison Cor this
vast difference is obvious. Tho racing
of thoroughbreds is confined to ntfrrcw
bounds, it is limited to a very small
number of tracks compared with those
when- harness horse racing exists, nnd
while it is popular with the people it is
a sport that hns been badly handled.
.lust as it Is enjoyable to watch field
sports of all kind's, so it is to watch
horses race. It is ouly the conditions
that, surround the sport of horse racing
that keep the general public from becoming interested. Those ■conditions can,
and will, be removed in time, but it will
take timo to bring nbout tho change.
Prom a commercial standpoint there
is no reason why young thoroughbreds
should not bring as much at auction as
young stnndard-breds. The one is as
useful as the other. The average thoroughbred is as heavy as the average
standard bred.    He equals the latter in
the competition that has grown
more and more heated in every
channel «.f bustnoss activity during the
last; few years has proved itself to be
the life-giver, or mother, of a number
nf queer sustenance-gaining professions.
In witness whereof, and by way of
primary concrete illustration, there is
■'Cinder Ella," as she is best known—
an aged woman witli a knack of n-iliov*
ing cinders from one's eyes, who tdves
out her living iu this fashion in the
lowntown section of New York. The
curb market traders are her most lucrative patients, and it is said her revenue
sometimes amounts to a dollar and a
half n day.
Noqr the Five Points, in lower New
Vork. there is nn undertaker who, .having failed to gain a living through or-
diuury undertaking nud hods, has had
better financial luck since he innugurat
I'llwdiat he palls "home burials." Tho
gceti'ori in which his shop is located Is
inhabited by Chinese, llalians, aud persons of half a dozen other nationalities,
and when one of these dies the Undertaker give's him a burial eenmiony as
nearly like that of his own people as he
can. The ceremony goes gratis witli the
price of the casket, which' is collected
from the relatives of the departed.
The SO-called " window vaudeville"
performers nre another result of the
competition tbat drives individuals to
make a living in odd ways. The comely woman attired in a bathing-suit who
1'demonstrates'' a patent shower-bath
!ii tlie window of one of the Xew York
Irug stores, tlie young man who gets six
iollars a week for showing the passing
crowds thu way to manipulate1 a now
style of easily-tied neckwear, nnd the
woman who sits in a shop window demonstrating on her owii bare feet the
relief-giving effect of a. certain brand.
•f talcum powder, are illustrations. One
if the oddest of nil the more recent
'window vaudeville" performers is a
mnn who disguises himself to represent
j Theodore ' Koosevelt and who ' gets
| eight dollars a week for staudiug iu a
shop window back of a placard thnt announces prizes for nnv passers-bv who
nre able to detect- the -slightest move
ment  in his rigid body.
A score or more of different so-called
"human-dolls" have followed the footsteps oi the Koosevelt, man iu their effort to gain a livelihood by posing in
store windows. Following the victory
of Johnson in the fistic arena at Reno,
negro boys by the hundred swarmed
into Coney Island to take advantage of
Ihe fifty cents a day increase iu pay that
was advertised by those in charge of |
the boot lis where five cents allows one to
throw three balls at a negro's head. So
great was the popularity of this amuse
ment on the part of the white brethren
ut this particular time, that manv hard-
up negroes availed themselves of the
nieanstlins afforded to make n living.
The man in evening clothes who Hash
es out the name of a certain brand of
liquor on his transparent shirt-trout ns
he saunters down the street by niglit
is an oddity in quest of a Jiving not
less oueer than Hie man who recently
advertised in the London Times that.
for a'small remuneration, he Would Impersonate any ."wealthy man.who cared
to engage his services, and in his dis
gufce would meet all th-' "cranks" wdio
might come to bother said wealthy man.
"I can save my client's time and. maybe his life," the advertisement 'was
In Chicago, there was chronicled the
ea<e not -long ago of n man who was
earning his living, at the rate of about
four dollars a week, by getting tip-
from men Whose hats ho rim after at u
particularly windv corner of one of the
busiest sbctir-ns of Die city. Ami there
i-. an aged woman in Philadelphia who
ekes out a living by loitering around
the'walks of Fairuiount Park and mending Ihe dolls and toys of Ihe little trirls
who <ro there for their dajly airing. She
carries a cement preparation with her,
and her income is estimated at nbout
live dollars a week.
and the print enjoyed prenouienal popularity. The picture itself became part
of the all;u piece of the Homan Catholic
Church in Lothian Street, Edinburgh,
During the seventies the Catholic community moved to a new church. The
canvas of the altar-piece was rolled up
aud left lying iu the schools, where it
was eventually forgotten. When thickly
encrusted with dirt, the whole thing was
sold for a trifle to a broker, who thought
so Itttleof his pri/.e Huif" for a lime he
used it as a tarpaulin, covering au out
house with it,
A travelling showman made a bid for
Ihe canvas, thinking it would do lo ornament the front of his booth, but he
.id not. get it. A last Indignity was
contemplated by the broker, who was
seriously considering the advisability of
cutting off the heads and making of
I hem pictures of a convenient size for
Soiling, when au art collector spied tin
treasure nnd BOOured it for a small sum
The churoh authorities made vigorous ef
forts to recover the masterpiece, when,
after careful restoration, the value of
the picture was disclosed. Their effort
were without avail, however, for the sale
had beeu a  valid one,
TIILKK is a story to the effect that
Brougham, on being chaffed by the
Iron Puke as a man whose name
would go down to posterity as a great
lawyer and statesman, but- who would
be best known by the name of the enr-
ringe that had been christened afler
him, rotortod that the Duke's name
would no doubt be handed down to future general ions as that of a groat general, hut that he would be best remembered by reason of a particular kind
of boot naiiied after him. This little
story serves to illustrate the fact thai
many names, illustrious and otherwise,
are BttVtfd from oblivion by comparative-
ly trivial circumstances.
It is probable, for instance, that sailors will never let die Admiral Vernon 's
nickname "Old firr-g," derived from
his breeehes, which were of grogram,
bul uppltcd to the rum that the Admiral
ordered to be served out to them.
The' name of another drink—negus—
has survived .from the time of Queen
Anne, when it was the favorite beverage of one Colonel Xegus.
More common, however, than either
of the above, is the name "/sandwich,"
which commemorates the Lord Sandwich
who invented it as a moans of taking
a hasty lunch while engaged iu his duties at the Admiralty.
Certain towns and districts, such as
Xeres, Oporto, Champagne, aniLBurguu-
ry, are probttuly best known through the
productions named after them.
Cayenne is probably better known
outside France for tlie red pepper it
produces than for being the locality to
which French convicts are transported;
while the town of Cognac, ih Franco,
uwos its celebrity solely to the brandy
distilled from its grapes.
Cologne is. 'perhaps, more famous for
its manufacture of oau do cologiid than
for iis splendid cathedral. Spa, in Bel-
glum, has'provided a common naine, applicable to most inland watering-places,
Earache, Toothache!
To   Cure   the   Pain   in   Ten   Second.
mul   l!i't   Instant   Belief   '
Nothing Equals
Fifty vi'iu'M n<jn' NVrvilitio was titled
i-ruin coast to I'lmst iiiui in thousands of
linns.'s this trusty liiiimiMit survtul thc
entlro family, cured all thi»ir tniui.r ills,
uml li.'pl tin' doctor's blll'sinall, To-daj
Ni'rviliu,. still holds lirst rank iii.l'nu'
aila nmong pain relieving reiuodtes —.
s.'arci'ly a hoiny yuu can find thai
iliicsu 't use it.
l'-rum Purl Hu'ie.
(Int.. Mr. VV. T.
Grui'iinway, uf tin-
(tlii.lt' in',vs|inpt>r
stnff, writes: "Pot
twenty   yrars   we
_.   _ havo  used   Norvi
line in ear Inline ] ni.t fur the world
winil.l we lie without it. As a reniedv
for all I'nin, onriu'lii.., toiitliiii-Uo, cnimiii.
Iii'a.iaelie nml ilisonleroil stnniarh, 1
know in nu preparation'so useful and
i|int'li In relieve as Nervjlino.t'
Let every mother frivii Norviline a
Inal; it s good for children, good fm
ol.i folks—y an rub it on aa a linl
meat or take it internally.
Wherever there is pain,' Nerviliue will
euro it. Refuse anything hut Norviline
In two sizes, BOo'nud U:">-v,:„i| tjealo™ ot
Tho Catanhiiziiiii. Co., Kingston, Out.
while Quingomp, a small town in Brit
tuny, is totally unknown to the large
iiuinbor of people who usod tho material
iiame.l after il—"int-nani.
IAMBSE eats,  with   thoir'  eitriou*
inarliiiiRS'   and    loud,   discordant
voices, nre favorite pels both here
mul alm.a.l.
Tn ninny respects .those .niiimnls of
Siamese breed are unique among feliuos
Thoy follow llieir owners like tings; Miot
are e.xi'oi.iliiij>ly, nllVotloiintc an/8 Insist
upon altontlon, and they mow lomllv
nnd constantly, as if trying (r, talk'.
They havo more rivneity' and loss dig
nity than usually I'nlls'to tho lot. of
Tn color thoy. vury from pule fawi.
through shades of brown to chocolate
There lire two varieties, the temple cat.
ami the palace cats, the principal ,iif
fercneo between the two being that, the
palace breed is darker ill color.
V good eye lotion, suitable for all
simple cast's of inflammation of the eyos.
mode by diluting witch baits) with nt
eiinal pirn of water ami soaking a bll
if lint in the fluid. Tho lint must be
ai.l nu the eyelid am] kept moist bv tU.
Comfort for tha Dyspeptic—Thero is
o ailment so harassing nud exhausting
as dyspepsia, which arises from defoc
live action of the stomach and liver, ano
the lictini of it is to be. pitied.- Yet he
tan find ready relief in VartiioTcc's
Vegetable Pills, u preparation that ha.
established itself l.y years of effective
use. There are pills that aro 'witleli
advertised as tho greatest ever com
poiiaili'.l, but not ono of them can rank
iu value with Parnielee's.
.351   CALIBER
Self-Loading Ri
As its name indicates, this rifle reloads itself, the
recoil of the exploded cartridge doing the work.
This places the complete control of the rifle under
the trigger finger, which permits rapid shooting
with great ease and accuracy. The .351 Caliber
High-Power cartridge, has tremendous killing
power, making it heavy enough for the largest game
Catalorue fully describing this rifle. "Ths Can
that .hoots Through Steel," sent apon teauest.
wiNCHcsTen RertATiNG A»M3 Co.,    -    New haven, Cohn.
Fresh Air in
TUV.TIF, is a eertain Scottish picture
that liJid iimlergoiie striking vide
sitndes of fortune.
Tn is:{.( tho work w:i'h preVnteil to
Bishop ('nrnithers :i^ :i testifiiony of
tfnititinle. Ft was tlm ^eiisntion of the
year nt the Royal St-oltish Academy. It
was eiitfrnvcil in niczzdtint by Hotlgett^.
The Best Liver Pill.—The action of
(lie liver is easily disarranged. A sudden eh ill, uud hp exposure to tlie elements, over-indulgoneo in some, favorite
Food. I'xeess in drlnUlng, are a few of
the causes. But whatever may lie Ihe
cause, Parmelee's Vegetable Tills ean
lie relied upun as the best corrective
Hint ran be tukett. They are the leaiV
ing liver pills and thoy have nu superiors 'mining sueh propiiiiltlonsv    '
In winter, It Is hard to get fresh .air
tn certain rooms. Some rooms in a
house are usually colder than oihcrs,
ond if you open the windows it is
hard again to heat the room properly.
If you keep the windows closed
you don't get fresh air; if you keep
them open you cannot quickly reheai
the room.* The
Absolutely smokeless and odorless
solves the difficulty. You can leave
Ihe windows In a room open ail.jay
In winter, and when you close (hem
1 apply a match to a Perfection Oil
Heater and heat the room to any temperature you desire in a few minutes.
The Perfection Oil Heater Is finished In Japan or nickel.': It burns foi
nine hours. It has a cool handle and a damper top; It has an automatic*
{ricking flame spreader, which prevents the wick from being turn-id liigb
enough to smoke; and is easy to remove and drop back so that the Wick dan be-
quickly clenaed.   An Indicator always shows amount of pil in the font.
Tlie filler-cap does not need to be screwed down. It Is put in like • cork
In a bottle, and is attached to the font by a chain. "
The burner bod;' or gnllerv cannot become wedged, because of a nc»
device In construction; and consequently, It can always be easily unscrewed in
an instant for rewicklng. The Perfection Oil Heater is strong, durable, well
made, built for service, yet light and ornamental'.
Dealers Everywhere.   If not at yntirs, wiilt for descriptive circular
to the nearest arenty 0/ tht ,. \lk
Borrowing Fire
By Si l>. Haines
MY wife says I can learn to snioko—
not roforrlng tu my capability or
possible aptness in' the school nt'
Dame Nicotine, but merely \o her own
willingness that I should'enter mysoli.
us a Btmlent. I am peculiarly grateful
in l'Mn:i for Hi>' r.meessioii, though it
was wrung frum her by clreuu.Btrti.ees
fell iu lova with the woods upon first
acquaintance—I think must women do
—and she Ih nol wholly unselfish iu her
wish that I should become a tuorongk,
dyed lu-tho-wool spoilsman. ' For my
owa part, I have reasun to anticipate
trouble in this lateduy acquirement of
u new accomplishment. I will hnvo nothing to do wilh Ihe ordinary cigarette
of cummoreo, for its composition is mvs
lerious and deadly. I luivo tried tu roll
my own cigarettes, ami llie art !•■ bo
vomi mc as is also the Bolootion of u
cigar that will noilher exhale the aroillU
ut burning hay nor savagely grip my
vitals and threaten to expose them to
tlie publie gaze. I like a pie -a In und
new une; hul pipes have a way ul' speedily growiug old, and they mnko one's
pockots odorous. It is odd thai nil sorts
and grades of tobacco should turn uut
llie Miitie iu its final analysis, whether
urn pay live couts for an ounce in n
bag with a yellow label or add 80 eeuls
inoit- for a nice greet) lin box with gold
lettering. And it is useless to ask export advice from tobacconists, fur l
hnvo had the worst results Imaginable,
from au expensive brand of long ent,
recommended to me as "a nice, cool
gontloman's smoke." 1 would like tn
watch its elVeet upon some other nice,
cool gentleman!
Hul BdliU and I have agreed thai we
can't give up the woods, and, as a
sportsman, it is essential that 1 should
smoke. Not occasionally only, but as
a regular thing. 1 must acquire (lie appetite and enslave myself lo il, to the
extent that a hunt without a pipe or
cigars will become an experience to lie
regarded with horror. "Due of us cor
tniuly must smoke," I agreed. "And I
am glad it is not customary for spurts
men's wives," said Edna, with a shudder. "Goodness knows, it will be pun
ishmeiit enough to continually have
around a man smelling of tobnecol Hut
even that is hei ter than the risk of sudden widowhood." Then slie shuddered
ngniii—-less violently, I thought—and
unwrapped her la tost bargain -store purchase of pipes and tobacco samples.
'"Ihe salesman spoke very highly uf
this Rose Dew in the cerise hag wilh
I' olive-green   and  cream  strings;   and   I
think this meerschaum is so dainty and
quaint. Oh, (leorge! Don't you think
I you can smoke it "1
I am trying, us I U'H to, In my inexperience, 1 can nut, definitely say
whether it is the pipe or the tobacco;
hut 1 am not wholly happy.
A month ago we went up on Big
Stony for a week of trout fishing
13dnu, her mother ami unmarried sister,
and myself. Ma and Marie would have
preferred stopping at the Stony Dam
Hotel, which usually accommodates a
good many anglers in the spring months;
but we had cnnie equipped for camping,
and Edna was as insistent as myself
upon getting away back in llie woods.
.lack Menifee had been up there the
vear liefore. and the man who was to
drivo us iu agreed that .lack had directed us to the most- desirable site fur a
trouting camp in the whole Big Stony
country. Twelve miles frnm town, and
four beyond the last, house on the road,
our nearest neighbor would he n logger
who lived Mime two miles still farther
up the river; so we would have 801110
six miles nf water virtually to ourselves.
Flail! .lack's stories had prepared us
for everything—except the yarns of our
driver. "l nm now inclined to believe
them both truthful men. Hut mine is
not. to he a fish story.
When four city people, and three of
them women, attempt oul fitting for a
week in camp, the result is seldom less
than a wagonload nf dunnage. There
was room left for only one seat, which
was occupied by Ma and the driver,
tho rest of us perching around on boxes
und carryall hags as best we might. !
have a theory that the rougher the road,
the more enjoyable is the rest that follows arrival at camp, I liked that
road, every foot of it, and Edna was
glad because it- pleased me. Ma and
Mario complained a little at times,
merely, I think, because they wouhl
havo "preferred stopping at tho hotel.
Tho driver hurried his team alike over
Hinootli going and rough, having the return trip on his mind. When pressed
for nu opinion, he conceded that the
wagon "jolted some" when it hit a
stamp, out argued that stumps were the
natural fruit of roadmaklng in a wooded country. No stamps, no woods, nu
fishing, the sequence was natural and
beyond controversy.
It was high noon when we unleaded
our belongings under Ihe Hemlocks at
tho mouth of Trout Brook, and the
driver tarried with us lung enough to ac
copt a handful of sandwiches nml cake,
which lie snhl he would eat as he
"driv." I. was equally iu a hurry to
try mv new camp 0X0 nt culling tent
poles.' Kdna und Marie si retched n rope
from troo to treo and hung blankets and
clothing to air. Mn looked a bit worn
out ami appeared duly grateful when I
inflated one of the air beds uml dragged
it to a nice shady spot. Half nn hour
later she called my wife to start a
" 'Hkeeter smoke." and I noticed a
general oponiug of bugs and boxes, but
wns too busy with my own work tn
worrv about the women folks' desultory
and unskilled attempts at cump-mnking,
And tnen it happened—or commenced
to happen:
"George, dear, where did you pack
tho matches?"
The axe fell from my nerveless hands.
Thero was not a single, solitary match
in camp! I was as sure of it in that
first instant ns at tho end of the next
half-hour, Bpent by thc four of us in
clawing over every individual package,
and in vainly searching pockets that
1 could by no chance huve held a match
since th«y were sown into placo. "You
ordered the supplies, Kdna," said 1 at
last, in a weak attempt to shift tho responsibility.
"And you made out the list—every
item of it.    George, we can't possibly
stay here a whole week without a fire.
Oh! couldn't you overtake the wagon,
if yon hurried? I know that, driver must
have matches.
1 opposod the suggest Ion in a fow
brief sentences, rephie with feeling,
Wheu one pursues a trutting team over
rough roads, a couple of hours' start
is ll serious handicap. Theu Mario, who
lor Bovoral weeks past had been dipping
into my private library, took up the subject oi Uro malt lug by various methods,
but unfortunately mme of her ideas was
hclptul. Without a gun we cnuldu 't
shoot tire iuto a slump. An ordinary
spectacle lens can be made to serve as
a burning-glass, bul, even Ma claimed tu
bu too young to wear spectacles. The
suggeslinu thnt I might secure lire by
mooing two sticks togothov or by pock-
mg witli one Hint ou un other, was loo
trivial to bo accorded nttontiou; yol
nil this profitless cottvai'Bntlon consumed
time, and the afternoon wns half spent
hefnre we finally readied a decision. I
must go somewhere after mulches, and
Ihe objective point 1110at mailable was
the logger's cabin two miles up llie
There was apparently no trail In ful
low, since Ihe road had' made an abrupt
turn to the west, where wu had left it
to descend to Trout Brook, heading for
a distant settlement beyond the pine
barrens. My only chance was to follow
the devious windings of Big Stony, and
I nevor found more difficult ground to
traverse than that lying along a stream
which breaks its way through hemlock
ridges. Half the wny it was either uphill or down, and the remainder of my
route led over boulders and through
fallen timber, where holding to a direct
course was most difficult. At last I came
In a faintly delihed path which eventually hecuineplaine.r as 1 followed it, and
iu due course of time 1 could soe an
opening in t he forest growth, a pule
fence, ami the outlines of a log cabin.
1 glanced uti my watch. It was then
ten minutes after four, aud sunsel was
around six o'clock. There was still approximately l wo hours of daylight tu
count upon.
I had already planned, in case the logger was nut at. home, to elfect an unlawful entrance aud make fair uml
equal division of his stock of matches.
This was not an occasion for less than
half-way methods. I would leave money
for what I took—but, were there only
(wo matches, one nf them was mine.
Hut kindly fate spared me the crime of
burglary. In response to my hail a
woman came fo the dour. She was middle aged and far frnm comely in appearance, but the statement that 1 was
glad to see her came direct frnm my
heart. She said tlmt her man was away,
hnd .•eeu working over nu Little Stony
for several days, ami was not; expected
to return before the end of the week.
1 voiced my errand.
"Stranger," site said, "thnr hain't
boon a match on this place for tuore'n
a month. Hut you mought conic in an'
light yer tope at the h'arth."
I explained my unfortunate circumstances nnd she was at once duly svmpa-
"An' wimmiMi, tew! A hull gang of
wimmen—an' nu way ter cook or make
a smudge. Why, mnn! I kin loan ye a
chunk of lire, I 've got plenty tor
"Hut how.will I ever get to camp
with it? '
She drew closer and scanned my face
narrowly. "I cnlkerlate you're one. of
them city fellers, nin't ye.' Usod tor
hiivin' things come easy? You'll git
thai* with ii all right Huh! Three
wirnmen folks on his hands, an' can't
carry lire tew 'cm! "
She dodged into Ihe cabin and presently returned with twu sizable sticks
with blazing ends. '' Hold 'cm jest so,"
she said, placing one of them iu either
hand. "The faster you walk, the better
they'll burn—the wind sorter fannin'
'em. If that won't dew. put 'em both
together an* swing 'em a Int. An' if
that won't dew, stick 'cm in a rotten
stump an' make a fan onl of yer hat."
II seemed sullicieutly lucid ami under-
BtandnblOi 1 thanked the good holy and
slarted upon my return, respecting her
instructions to the letter. The fire was
certainly "fanned." if speed of travel
could avail—for 1 covered the ground
like a scared wolf. For the first hundred yards thore were double thune
streaks in my wake, and f would have
resembled to the casual observer a two-
tailed COinot. Then one nf the tire*
brands caught in a hush and refused
thereafter to bln/.c, although T placed it
beside the other and performed all soils
of Indian-club didoes with Ihe two together. At the end of the first half
mile 1 looked for and found a rotlen
stump, thrust the dying brands fiercely
into its- softest side-decayed wood is
usually soft following the spring rains
-nud would have worn mil my hul funning, had nol the fully nf it been so apparent.
"Both those sticks went out." 1 tnld
Mis. Lugger, some twenty minutes later,
and she received my report without comment. There are times when I prefer
people to talk, and this wns one of
them. Sho took down from its nail n
four-quart camp kettle, put iu it a
handful of the choicest nud brightest
live embers, and handed it In me.
"Maybfl von kin git thnr with this,"
she said, half doubtfully. "Now, dou't
Stand there gnwpin' at me—an' Ihem
poor people all but eat 'up by the
'skeeters. Tf it needs it, I guess you
can put on somethin' dry thnt'11 burn
T thought that T could. T was sure of
it ten minutes later, whon I saw the
embers coating over with a white ash.
This time I was careful to get dead
twigs from standing trees, nnd T put n
lot of them in nnd swung my hat over
the kettle, until n suspicious little
crackling could be distinguished, Jubilant? Well, some! I hnd a lot of fire—
the genuine large red variety—and
knew how to make more. I would
cover the distance back to camp in less
than forty miuutes, and there would
still be time to get up the tent and—
Just then thc contents of the kettle
sprang up in a blaze, and a thousand
liory teeth seemed to snatch nt my
fingers and tear them from their clutch
upon the hail. Tt wouldn't havo mattered so much nt any other point along
my way, but right hero I was crossing
a sloppy spring hollow and tho kettle
fell bottom upward in the water. If
crying or swearing would huve helped
matters, either wuuld havo como remarkably easy to inc. It is possible
Hint 1 tried both; but if I was to have
lire there was no ejioice save a second
return to the source of supply. I have
been married three years, but never before had 1 known the fear of woman.
What would Mrs. Logger say?
As it happened, bKo said very little.
Her first words were a question. "Aro
you sure you 've got wimnienfolks iu
camp?" I was earnest iu my assurances thai there could be uo mistake.
She appeared convinced. Another
shovelful of coals went into the keltic.
She stood a minute iu meditation; then
emptied the coals back iu llie fireplace.
"Stand outside a bit, itfiator— or set
nu the fence," she snid. "T want ter l\\
up snine."
I was mystified; but argument was
out of Hie question, Before the door
again opened I had twice consulted my
watch, ll wus ihe longest hnlf-hour of
my life, for tin' sun had dropped behind Ihe trees and I could see {he western sky darkening, I didn't recognize
Mrs. Logger when she re appeared—
the description of leminiiio attire is be
yoa.I mc; but she was a new woman,
frum the hem on her calico dress to the
bow ou  her gingham bonnet.
"I aim to toto this fire myself," ahe
snid. "Let mo git ahead, nu' you fuller.
Aa' tlnii't wasle yer breath telliu' what
you could dew next time—a mau never
knows—tlio vory best of 'cm don't!"
I pondered deeply on the wisdom of
Un.-. uasortion, nut darod not. apply it
tu women as well ns men. It was humiliating to be carried a captive iuto my
own camp, bnt the only alternative was
tu snatch the kettle aud make a run,
and in such an event my companion's
next move could uut be foretold. Certainly she would prove equal to the
occasion. My respect for her sagacity
grew, when we found trails where I had
o lately sought Ihem in vain. The
growing darkness seemed uo hindrance,
uml in some mysterious wny she wouhl
find new fuel Cor the lire as she walked
—breaking a twig here and snatching
off a bit of bark there, but always something which caught and smouldered
without blazing. 1'rosently 1 could hear
llie murmur ot running water, instead
of striking Trout. Brook where 1 hnd
crossed it, almost, at our camp, we had
now come to it half a mile above the
mouth, where Ihe stream was deeper
aud wider. A font-lug had been fur
many years at this point, hut the hist
tiooufl had swept if away, and we lost
some littlo time seeking a crossing on
the stunes. Once UCrOBB, it was found
advisable lo replenish the lire, which
ecessitated au additional ten minutes
f delay. I had listened anxiously for
sounds from camp, but they were not
furthcoming. If frantic over my long
absence, the terror of my wife and her
relatives was assuredly of the silent
We were (raveling along famously,
when Mrs. Logger stumbled over some
obstacle and went down iu a heap. I
caught    the    exclamation,    "Oh,    my
dress!"  and  then  th mis  llew  like
shooting stars in every direction, as she
fought to save her clothing from their
ruinous touch. The biggest chunks of
fire—two or tnree of them—I scrambled
together, covered them with dry leaves
ami pine needles, and was blowing my
hardest into the midst of the heap, when
my companion's lingers fastened iu my
shirt collar with a disquieting jerk.
"Let me lhar! let me thnr, Misterl"
she exclaimed. " We've just got ter save
that fire!"
She tore away my pile of combustibles, nursed tho coals closer together
aud blow upon them; found, somehow,
a bit of dry rotten wood and crumbled
it to dust ever them; with her fingers
tested the suitability of the fuel 1
brought, and added it bit by bit. "Now
help me blow," she directed. "1 never
hud such a time in my life kindlin' of
u lire."
We were ou our knees with our heads
together, half blinded with tho dry,
peppery smoke. A tiny tongue of lluiue
crept upward, dickered ami disappeared,
and then came again brighter than before. Words of exultation were at my
lips—but never passed thom,
"Hold yer hands up high, Mister!"
gruwled a'hoarse voice, just behind me.
"I've got my old Winchester iu a foot
of your hack, an' it's plum easy on
trigger! As for you, Sally, it's a case
of talk a whole lut, and right quick.
Didn't look fer me home so soon, I
reckon; or mebbe you didn't know the
pup would trail you same ua lie would a
coon. What means this hyar traipsln'
'round in the dark with another man?"
"Means I've got- no wind fer talkiu'
tew a dam fool, till this pesky fire gits
n better holt!" snappod back Mrs.
Logger, " Drap that old gun an' trot
around an' get me somethin' dry."
IHoss n woman, anyhow! Ves, bless
two of 'em! For 'at that precise moment there camo from the near darkness
n tremulous challenge: "Is that yon,
George, dear.' How you startled tue!
We thought yuu would never enme; am)
wo have all' been asleep fur ever so
Verilv, the coming of light bringelh
revelations. Mrs. Logger's fire-kettle
had encountered misiiap at the very
threshold of camp; but from its embers
speedily sprang a roaring fire, to crackle
an accompaniment to various and several explanations and at least oae
portlnont suggestion.
"Mister Man," said the gentleman
with tho rille, "sech ns this couldn't
never happen to a feller that smoked—
fer he always remembers matches."
And after our guests had departed,
Kdna had her little say; "Why don't
you smoke, dearf"
Just as though T hadn't heard her de
nounce  tobacco   in  any   form!
AN the coast of Africa, opposite the
mouth of the river Congo and continuous with the course of that
river, lies a submerged valley, the existence and shape of which hnve heen ascertained by means of soundings made
by the Hritish Admiralty.
'This valley, through which tlio Congo
probably flowed at a time when the
western const of Africa was more elevated than it is at present, is one hundrod nnd twenty-two miles in length,
extending to the edge of tho platform
of submerged Innd which borders the
continent. Its sides nre steep, precipitous, nnd well dofined, indicating that
they nre formed of solid rocks. Other
submerged river valleys nre found on
tho western const of Kurope, and similar
phenomena exist in various parts of Ihe
world whore tho edges of eont iaents
have Bunk.
I^OKTV miles away, as Hie gulls ily,
a great stride of gold-bearing copper ore hail been made at McLean
Arm, mi thu southeast shore of Prince
of Wales Island. This was news thai
awakened new hopes and set me pulling
at tne oars again, three dav* after mv
return tu Ketchikan frum 'a hard and
fruitless summer's prospecting, H was
autumn, Hut before llie snow came,
there might lu- lime enough tu lucalo
ii possible KI Dorado—and what prospector would miss Ihe chance.' So I he
little  BOVUUteon font   seal  boai   wns  put
'i' «■ mis-ion, provisioned, aimed, man-
"i«* I and launched mi a new voyage of
Al Ihe stall, bad weaiticr long delayed
my crossing the nine miles of open clian
'"•I l'i PrlllCO of Wales Island, whose
lock bound eoasi nt this time ef vear
Is somewhat treacherous and exposed to
the full fury of suulheasters, sweeping
in from tho open sea. Heavily laden ns
it was, Ihe boat could not live in vory
boisterous wator and 1 had lu proceed
warily. Por swamping meant llie loss
of tho outfit, and nearly sure drowning
tor Ihe Cnptatn, Mate,'ami Cook, or a
lingering death frnm exposure should
these three mariners iu oae manage lo
swim ashore,
Hall Head, seventeen miles south of
Ketchikan, is a point funning the southern extremity of (Iravina Island, where
I arrived Soptombor 5th—from here In-
lending to make the run across the channel. Hero I camped and was storm
bound four days.
Al I a.m. September 111. not a breath
of air stirred and the stars serenely
Iwinkled in an unclouded skv. Hurriedly breukfnstiug, by lantern light, 1
broke camp and embarked. This wily
mariner wns gohi-r to steal a march on
Southeast Wind, Ksquire, and get across
hannel even boforo King Sol. The delimits seemed merged iu a slumber Intensely Bilent. And gliding out onto the
star-mirrored water, bnt fur the splash
f oars, one might have Imagined one's
elf drifting iu space—over ami beneath
the myriad worlds. Hut, as unusually
piict behavior in a small boy may mean
hatching mischief, so might the present
calm portend the storm soon to come.
Ami it was well to get a move ou.
T hnd pulled nbout three and a half
miles from shore in an hour, during
which time the sky had gradually cloud-
I. Now the stars had gone and duy
was dawning, overcast and ominous.
Suddenly a violent gust of wind milled
tin1 water. Away on the southern horizon
ppoarod a dark line, rapidly widening
north. Six miles to the westward, where
l'riuce of Wales Island should have
been, hung a lead-colored cluml pall. To
continue ou towards that, was to cou-
gu the Captain, Mute and Cook lo the
ever-hungering inhabitants of the deep.
Nor was it more prudent to turn aud
pull buck for Mall Head, with the wind
ml sen abeam, which, freshening, must
wash the white caps over the boat's side
and swamp her. The only thing to do
was tn wear ship and run before the
now blowing gule, gradually work in toward the west shore of Qravttia Island,
and round some point to shelter. Mv
,'ood, but heavy, ritbbor bouts f considerately removed, so that they at least
might have a chance to swim unincumbered, if swim we must; fur there wns
no telling what might huppeii before the
distant stinre could be reached.
Stern to the wind, the little seal
boat leapt along wilh the waves of the
north flooding tide at the rate of live
miles an hour. Hut, as the storm gol
wilder, terra firinu became more dilli-
eult nf approach; and several times, ns
I deviated from the course of the elements, seas were shipped that set tue
buildi" for ull I wus worth.
Plvo hours of alternate pulling and
bailing linallv brought me lo the sandy
beach of a protected bight, due nnrth
lwenty-two miles from my morning's
starting point. Finding a Tree sheltered
camping place, the boat was unloaded
and lent pitched. Then, after hot coffee, bacon ami beans had appeased the
ravenous appetite of the Captain, Mate
ami Cook, the chart was produced and
observations taken. Across channel, dis*
Hint about ten miles, was now visible
Prince of Wales Island, which, directly
npposite from where I stood, was cloven
by a wide expanse of water between
high mountains. This figured nut as
Cholinondeloy Sound, and gave mo the
approximate distance 1 had traveled
from Hull Head.
September IL—Weather clear this
morning, but windy, ami channel tun
wild to tackle. Being in need of fresh
deer Hails leading from Hie beach into
the woods, T got the rifle and went oil' ou
a hunt. Following a fresh trail, in uu
hour ils windings through thicket and
glade brought me to Ihe foot of a densely wooded mouiltniu, All morning labor
iniisly   I   climbed,   only   once   getting   a
glimpse of a buck who'in ono bu I disappeared in the brush. Hut this was
enough tu arouse fresh energy and enthusiasm. Reaching the summit, which
was a viul grass-grown open park, with
occasionally craggy knolls ami clumps
of dwarf cedars. I stopped to blow.
Prom here one could overlook PrlllCO
of Wales Islund; beyond which as far
as eye could see stretched westward the
Pacific; and yonder, to the southeast, a
hundred miles across straits, islands and
channels, loomed the hoary peaks of the
Coast, Range. As my gaze strayed hack
to the plateau uu which I stood, suddenly my heart wus set thumping—for
there, not more than 200 yards away, in
the lee of a crag, wore a buck and two
does. The wind blew from them to me,
nnd I managed tu crawl fifty yards to
a bunch of brush without startling them.
The buck: was standing; the does lying
down. As t raised on my elbows to aim,
a dead branch snapped. The alarm was
given, but at the buck's first jump he
fell, with his neck brnken hnlf-wny between head nml shoulder, It was a fluke
shot, for I had aimed lower down. As
usual a savage joy filled mo for a moment.; to be followed tne next by a feeling of remorse. The buck was a two-
year-old, ami. having dressed and slung
him in tho pack straps on my hack, I
started dnwn the mountain. Lato in
the evening 1 returned to camp, weary
and perspiring, hut fairly well ploased
with the dav's work.
September 12.—Toward noon fell a
calm.    Launch   boat,  strike tent,  and
away! Two hours aud forty minutes
later,-sweating, shirtless aad breathless.
1 touched Prince uf Wales Island at
Chasina Point, A gentle wind came
from the north, aad up went the sprit-
sail. Saw a Uttle ship to (he suuili
ward. Tho shoro was very rocky and
broken by many bights and 'inlets, whoso
■"ranee, often barred by reels, would
totally   inaccessible   wlieu   seas  wTre
•oining. Evening was approai hia;',
id tho Starboard watch was keeping a
arp lookout shoreward for a snug luir*
ir aad camping place. The stars we: ■
ll beginning io twinkle as we drifted
o the mouth of u dark but well shol-
ed cove.
'Ain't   this ralher a gloom)   b ilof"
■erved  Ihe Cuuk.
' AVasI  your gab! and gel   iv;i Iv  tlie
in  pot," admonished  ihe Skipper,
Hul   hie   Cook   was   right,      ll    was   a
mul   hole.     However,   the   hour   was
0 and   we  might   have  to  sail   much
11101     and   I nen   f.iie   worse.
As tlio twilight darkened, Ihe Captain,
"ic and look, acting in lulmi/ublo
inity, speedily erected the tout aud
led a good lire snoring in tho stove
thihg made possible by always cur
ig a supply uf dry wood from camp
camp, In the opening—just large
ugh tu admit ils Sxlo feet stood
ie lent midst hemluck giants, "beard-
d with muss aud in garments green, '
./hose great limbs over-arched, hno
this cove, which faced the north, no
sunbeam ever si rayed; for, although the
weather was clear, tears still trickled
from tho mossy beards of ihe aacienl
trees and drip-dropped onto the roof
if my frail habitation, like the drum
beat uf a funeral march. Ves, it was a
,'lnnmy little hide, ull right. With lull-
.eru and water bucket, .. hiked off iu
lOlirch of the brooklet which could be
lioard gently gurgling tu itself somewhere back of the tent.
A cloud coiled moou faintly illuminated thc waters of the world beyond the
cuve. lu which this seemed 'a place
apart. A good twenty paces through
the timber brought me to a treeless
knoll, at whose foot meandered the
brooklet. Pilling Ihe bucket, I was
about to turn ami retrace mv steps to
the tent, when, glancing up at the knoll,
I perceived at its summit what appeared, iu tiie gloom, to be a sort nf a monu-
..lent. Climbing tu the top, Iho lantern
light showed me an oblong mound of
broken stone, at one end of which was
... upright slab of rough rock, measuring about three feet high by eighteen
Inches wide and uf an average thickness
of three inches. Both mound and slab
were so muss grown thut it wus impossible to make head or tail out of the
rough lettering suggested here uiul
there. That the slab was a headstnne
jud the mound a grave was certain. And
T fell to wondering how and when and
what, poor wretch had found his last
resting place here.
Pondering, 1 went'back to ihe tent 111
a frame of mind suitable to this harbor
of the dead. Hut soon hummed the
soffco-pot, uud the fragrance of boiling
reuisoii, for the time at least, drove
gloomy thoughts hence. When the honest appetite of the three mariners (always three at meals) had been satisfied,
forth came a companiniiable briar pipe
and a pouch of tobacco—reminiscent
of a summer laud. Ami, incditntiug, I
smoked. Then, bethinking me of an old-
time frontier song I had learned iu New
Mexico from a jolly jack whackering
prospector, I tried to relieve tho oppressive silence to the tune of "come, all
ye Texas rangers!" which narrates a
battle of the Comanches, ami tells of
those brave old days—those good old
days when uo amount of hard fighting
or drinking could shake a man's nerve.
At last, succumbing to a soothing torpor, I rolled into the blankets and was
soon -'dead to the world."
1 had si-opt sume little time, when suddenly  i   hoard a voice speaking to me.
II Bouudod very near, but somewhere
outside the tent, and wns saving:
"Well, by the great Joliosophat! So
you 've como to join me, ha\e yuu .' 1 'm
sure proud taut you still remember the
old song. And you're surely welcome;
for those cussed jacks of mine have vu-
moosod again and I know yuu'II help
a fellow round 'em up. Springing to a
sitting posture, 1 called out: "Hullo!
who.'     Is   that   you,   Hill.'"       Hut   no
sound  dd 1 hear other than the howl
ing of hie wind in the treetops: and I
knew another southeaster was lushing
the waters, also lhat I had dreamt.
It was nearly i a.m., and, having slept
quito enough, I arose and built a fire,
feeling anything bat jovial. A tor
rentlal rain was pouring, and wilh ovory
wind blast a vorltablo cataract would
fall from the treetops with such force
onto the tent lhat ia sunn- places ils
roof leaked. To jolly lliiugs up n littlo,
I Hltempted n coon song. Hut it would
seem that mv voice is nut adapted lo
litis stvle uf molodv, as the effort failed
dismally. "Could il be possible." I
pondered, that, in the mound back there,
rested the bones of -.' No. the idea
was absurd I Besides, how nboul llie
growth of moss on the headstone.' Hut
muss grows rapidly in Alaska, ami il
was live years since I had seen my New
Mexico friend. Moreover, I now remembered that, ia the course of our last
conversation, he had said something
about going North, in the event of the
disposal of his claims,
The resolve (made fhe previous evening) to pull out of this irksome hole
when morning came, died ns I heard the
breakers booming. It was day, and.
having breakfasted, 1 got into boots and
oilskins and went hack to tho lonely
knoll ia the woods. There wns the
mound and stone; also something I hud
nut seen Hie evening hefnre—a rusty
meat-can. nailed to a stake two feet
back from the grave. And now dawned
the truth. Raising the eut lid of the
can, T extracted a damp and mouldy
document, and unfolding it with reverent care, disclosed a series of dimly
penciled (diameters reading: "We, the
undersigned citizens of Ihe United
States, have this lith dav of .Line, 1004,
located by Hight of Discovery, l.r.lHl
linear foot on this mineral bearing
ledge, etc., etc., etc. Which shall be
known as The Siinw bird Mining Claim.
Signed: Rudolph H n 0 n nud Joe ('innings." (Names partly obliterated.)
Picking up some of the rock from
the mflund, alongside of which  was a
depression—evidently   au   uhl   prosj I
hole—I found it was a chunk uf very
"hungry" looking quartz, having wide
ly scattered over ils surface a few
flakes of iron pyrites—pyrites uf poverty. And this was onlv the gra\e of
a   -hatlered  hope, after all!
The Skipper, in uu uproarious bnrsi
of mirth, shook most of Ihe rain from
his sou'wester—for the laugh was mi
the Mate and Cook. He, the super -mnn.
had beeu "wise" all the lime. And
nnw, doing full   justice to :i   coon  song,
roturnod lo camp'.
The storm held another forty oight
hours, which were uccupied iu prospect
ing a littlo (just for practice), wood
cutting, and making sundry repairs with
needle and thread iu certain garments
grown more holy I haa vlrtUOUB in over
long int in y with a boat seal.
Clenr and tabu was the third mom
lag, as, gliding out frum the cove, the
Skipper said: "Pori nf wrecked hopes
nud gloom, farewell." And the Mate
and Cook also sang out: ''Farewell!"
The jour <■ was , . ou; Inuod south
t n'Oiity ti\ e miles. Then was discovered,
accidentally, an unchartered, rock-mask
.-: inlet- ilieie are many such iu South
eastern Alaska extending throe miles
iu n wes erly direction, This was not
far from McLean Arm, and, the forma
Hon bfdng o*1 proper character for min
oral, hore bocamo the scene, during ihe
rex:, six weeks, of some hard prospect
ing, dilution! Iny iu a discovery ami loca
lion of mineral iu place, whose develop
ment next summer may disclose the
great Br>imn;tn I havo'bepii looking for
so long.
WHO was it thai said the camera
cannot lie,' There was never a
greater fallacv. Photographs
are boing faked ovory dav, both bv profess!. .,-als and nmuteiirk' Indeed! uny*
one who cun manage a camera in the
ordinary \Vay will fiud trick photo-
grnpliv both easy nnd amusing.
There is the duplicate photogrnph, for
instance, where a man plays cards nr
Indulges in a boxing -match with himself.
This is dono by means of a duplicator,
which can be made from an ordinary
pill box a littlo larger than the size of
the lens on the caincra. Draw a line
across the bottom of the box. dividing
it into halves. Then to one side of this
line draw another line, distant from the
first line one-sixth of the diameter of
the box. This second line divides the
box into two parts, one of which is one-
third und ihe other two-thirds of the
With a sharp knife cut around the
one-third part nnd remove it. Afterwards carefully black with ink tho inside and edges of the cut out portion.
The part that is left throws an image
ou the sensitive plate which is just
about half of what is actually in front
of the camera, within tho field of view.
As Ihe duplicator can be reversed by
revolving it, it is obvious lhat both
halves of the view can be taken, one at
a time, n\ul that during the exposure of
one half nothing is being taken iu the
other hall*. So you can peso a hoy with
a sword lunging viciously at space, and
take his picture with the duplicator, and
then take another one with the duplicator reversed and the boy on tho other
side of the space iu front of the camera,
and have him parrying the lunge, or
being "stricken to the heart," or any
other pose you  fancy.
How an enthusiastic photographer
manufactured a good fish pictdre is thus
described by himself: "I bought u
small trout, took a still' piece of wire,
bent it into a curve, and pushed it down
the dead fish's mouth and through hi.-
body until ho had a nice fishy curve to
his hack! Then, with a pin, n black
silk threud was fastened to his back so
that he balanced, the other end of the
I bread being secured overhead in the
branches of u tree, so that the fish hung
over the water. A fish lino wns secured
to tho fish's mouth ami weighted with u
stone so that it would remain under
water, ami the other cud was attached
to the rod which the fisherman held in
his hand.
"The camera was then focused, and,
when all was ready, an assistant east
a stone in the water directly under the
fish. This made the circles in the water
which would naturally occur wheu the
fish jumps upward.
"An instant later the shutter was
snapped—a snupsliot, of course, to get.
the rings iu the water—and behnld! An
angler fishing fur trout, or bass, or
whatever the fish may be, the lish jumping from the water and the camera being on hand, ami snapped at the precise
instanl when it would make the best
How tn show nu object inside a bottle
which appears to have been made round
it is easily accomplished by a double exposure. The object is first taken against
a perfectly black background, Then,
without releasing Ihe plate or moving
ihe camera, a couple of pencil marks
nro mndo on the bottle indicating the
exact height of the object. The latter
i- then removed, the bottle put in its
placo, uud the camera moved forward
and focused until the glass bottle nearly
fills Ihe plate and comes above aud below the camera. Then another exposure
is made, the result being, of course, that
the bottle and object aro taken ou one
elate, showing the latter inside the
AFTKH years of hard study ami ex-
peri mou t, the noted Viennese
chemist. Fried lander, has reproduced the celebrated "Tyrian dye." It
has always been known that the famous purple of antiquity was produced
from certain shell fish, but the manufacturing process had not been known
hitherto. Having procured a quantity
nf Hie molbisks massed near the site of
the ancient dyeing est a Id ish ments of
Tyre, where the antique color was used,
Kriedlundor broke the shells and exposed the purple glands to the sun, leaving them to develop color; l-J-iliM shellfish were used iu making a little mure
than one gramme of pure t\yo. The color
obtained wns rose purple, a violet by
far inferior to the violet of aniline dye.
Analysis revealed physical and chemical properties identical with those of
the Midi goes commonly used in printing
cotton ami other cheap stuff,--.
According lo Frlodlandor'a calculations, two pounds of Tyrian dyo would
cost $10,000. Hut the purple of tho
Caesars would cut a sorry figure beside
the purple cottons seen in our department stores and on our streets, Tho
most remarkable thing about it would
be its price.
i —aa—..    i,    _jji.ii — miii
Published   every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,   B.C.,
Islander Printing <fc Publishing Company.
VV. R. Dunn & Company, Proprietors.
W. R. Dunn, Manager.
Advertising ralM published elsewhere in tin. paper.
Subscription prico 91.00 per yenr, payable in ndvanoa
The editor does nut hold   himself responsible for views expressed by
What the Editor has to say.
Publicity is the int of telling people who you are, where
you are and what you may be. What Cumberland has and
what she will be.
In Cumberland to-day there are greater opportunities for
success than any place we know of. We have everything
that is required to build up a great industrial community. The
fact is we are afraid to make ourselves known. In some cases
we are told we do not even appear on the map; and yet we
have been here producing hundreds of thousands of tons of coal
every year for the last twenty years or more. Still it seems
when we get out of sight of the smoke from our own chimneys
and we tell them we are from that great industrial centre called
Cumberland we are asked : " Where is Cumberland ?" Then
we have to begin to describe it, and we say that Cumberland
is situated about ten miles from Union Bay and that it is the
most important town in the northern section of Vancouver
Island, is noted as the centre of a great coal mining industry
with no less than Hve mines iu operation. The average daily
output of coal amounts to thousands of tons, with an army of
men engaged iu the various departments above and below
ground. The immense coal deposits, sometimes six feet and
more in thickness, extending miles into the earth and widening
out still further. Then we tell them the future of Cumberland
is an assured fact as plans and surveys for two railroads are
being surveyed towards it aud will pass through the the city.
Its tremendous resources as a coal region and the finest fanning
and dairying portion of Vancouver Island will bring it rapidly
to the front. It is in fact a metropolis in embryo. The
demand for coal keeps the mines working continuously. The
supply of farm produce received from the surrounding farmers
does not by any means supply the demand, and yet we are so
modest tbat we are afraid to let the world know what we have
or make known our advantages cr surroundinjis. To the outer
world every town in Western Canada is distributing literature
freely everywhere and has a systematic plan of advertising the
merits and beauties of the place in which they live. It is an
important matter, one that should be taken up by the Board
of Trade and taken up in earnest and carried through to a
successful issue. Give Cumberland the publicity she should
have and watch the city grow. Tell tlie world by advertising
who We are, what we have and what we will be.
With its transcendent advantages of climate and naturaj
resources it must strike even tlie most casual observer that
Cumberland is a place which, with the advent of capital and
riiterpri.se, must ere long develop iuto a most prosperous and
thriving community.
The branches of agriculture for which this district is more
particularly suited are fruit growing, poultry raising, market
gardening, sheep raising and dairying. Cumberland provides
a market that is beyond the expectations of tlie most sanguine
and the prospects are second to none on the Island.
The result of the High School Examination held in Cumberland and recently made public by the Department of Education
reflect great credit upon the late teacher. Taking up the work
laid down by Dr. Fraser last January out of nine students who
presented themselves at the examination she succeeded in
passing seven of them.
It is expected that moving pictures will in time become " an
indispensable adjunct " to a school course. One of the special
advantages claimed for the plan is thai it will " iiterest boys
who hate school and cannot learn from books."
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O.. 1.I..D-. I'.C.L.. President
Central Manager Assi-itui** General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
Accounts may be opened at every branch of The Canadian
Bank of Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive the
same careful attention as is given to all other departments of ihe
Bank's business. Money may be deposited or withdrawn in this
way as satisfactorily as by a personal visit to the Bank.        84
CUMB   KLAND BitArfOt-i.       W. T. WHIM, Monger
The Latest and most Up-to-date Sewing
Machine ou the market to-day. Sold on
Easy Terms which places it within the
reach of nil.
JepSOn  BrOS., District Agents
Nanaimo, B. C.
IV. Jt. .Dunn, Loeal Meprcscatativo
Centre of Town I
Prices: $200
and up.
The Island Realty Co.
I Pire. Life, Live Stook „       P. L. ANDERTON.
I .. Accident. Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. C.
The 'STAR' Cafe
nua« JACK. Proprietor.
When you want a good oh ice me il CO' ked to
the King's taste give us a cull
Victoria, J3.C.
Phone 904
Sidney, 13 C., Photic F 36.
Cunili.'1'l'iii.l. B.O.
Pliom* i)3
Heap Okfice: P18, Fisguaxi Stiwt,
R. S. Robkrtson, Prop.
Situated in the Centre of the Town,   and   First-class
in every Respect.    Meals, Rooms,  Liquors,
Cigars and Treatment always th<* hunt..
If you have anything to sell in Fruit and
Farm Lands with us. We have a large
connection in the prairie provinces, and can
get you auick results.
lee!   lee!   lee!
The Pilsenep Brewing Co. are prepared
to supply the Public with ICE.
Orders to be delivered the same day
muct be in NOT LATER THAN 10 A.M.
Pilsenep Brewing Co.,    Cumberland. B.C.
P.O. Box 179
Phone 4311
" Veribrite Venoil" Furniture Polish
Until further notice we will tfive the following cash
discounts: Five per cent on all sums up to ten dollars.
Ten per cent on all sums of ten dollars and over.
Our Stock of Furniture, Beds, Bedding,  Ranges and House
Furnishings is complete in all lines.
"The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON       Cumberland, B.C
Beadnell & Callin
Real Estate Agents
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
Agents for E. & N. Lands,
Comox District.
Beadnell & Callin
Investigate Before Purchasing.
—We have just received a car-load of—
Rubber-tire Buggies,
Two-seated Carriages,
Delivery Wagons, and
DeillOCratS, (With two and three seats)
General Blacksmiths,   COURTENAY
"Leading Tobacco King."
Better known as
Dealer In Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
(^ Billiard Ilumii in oonneotioti
Successor t> A. McKinnell.
Ice Cream,
Cigars and
Dunsmuir Ave, CUMBERLAND
Grocers & Baker
Dealers in all kinds of Good
Wet Goods
Beat Brend and Beer in Town
Agents lor Pilsener Beer
liarristcr,   Solicitor   and !
Notary Public.
&o*^<>o<K>*>oorvvvo(VW*.rvrvfM w,f)
Lunches  Served
at All Hours. : :
Decorator, Paperhanger
All  Work   Promptly
... Attended t
Residence, IVurilli Avenue
Cumberland,   11. C,
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue musl
he in this ollice net later than
IU a. m. on Thursday.
Have Your
Cleaning Pressing and repairing done at
Plain Sewing.
Fancy Dressmaking
■' n   ibsolute protac*
P   11   v
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lSHI   El   FI'
IN   Ul ANC.        oOMHANY    .1
Liverpool, SCngl uid
TOTAL ASSETS, *26.78b.93
Iioqal As-eni
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve S7,000,i>00
the r0yhl bank
of Canada
Drafts Issued In nny currency, payable nil over tho world
highest current rates ullnwitl on deposits of $1 unci upwards
UNION WHARF, B.C., Sub llwiioli   OPEN THURSDA--
D. M. Morrison.   Manager
Wm. H. Hoff,   Manager.
Display Advertisements
75 oonta per column inch, per month
Sjiiriiil rale for luilf page or moro,
Condensed Adverl Lsemerits
1 cent 1 noi'il, 1 issue ; minimum oliiirgo 1st com
No accounts run for ''lis class of lulvot'iMng
Ice Cream Sodas
Fasiiloiiable railt>r
Candies of all descriptions -Tin.:
1 Very BEST.
PBUITS of all kinds-Best quality  Ladies'and Gents' Tailor-
grown, made Suits     Cleaning
TOBACCOS of all strengths.                 },i"1 Posing   Done at
Cigars -The best variety of the
choicest flavors.
Reasonable Rates.
Kinq George Hotel
Dunsmuir    Avenue,    Cumberland,    BC ,
Now and Modern, Pind < l.-i-- iu even respect,
Fifty  Rooms, It-;* an I I nl>i   « iter,   II ated
Thr* light ul (villi lim Air.
Splentliil Troul  Fishing nl   Comox  Ulte two
miles distant.     Beautiful Scenery,
-  Proprietor
»«»«»*)*i*»« ■»-•♦ ♦ •> •>•* «■»»»»»«
Editor Say» He Does Not Want
to a Advertiie Princetown
that way.
Over in the coming town of
Coalmont Ed. Clark has been edi
ting a paper for several weeks.
He has made things iium along
the banks of the Tulameen, and
created a stir in several ranks of
society by roasting men and
things. Several promised to make
Ed. bite the formation, but he
procured an unloaded gun which
he packed around in his starboard
pocket. One recent day, while
Ed. was gazing at the pictures in
a Princeton hotel, and admiring
the diamonds that twinkled like
full grown stars upon the store
shirt front of the genial bartender
Dell Young landed a real upper
cut upon Ed's upper tunnel and
laid him amid the sawdust on the
floor. The court taxed Dell $10
for being in touch with the press,
and at last accounts, both are
Ed. says in his paper that the
event is fairly good proof of his
life being in danger in Princeton,
and that upon the same day he
was threatened by four different
persons outside of Young. He
states that these parties haunt
the bars in bunches, and .that in
a moral sense he is not afraid of
them, but objects to being beat
up by a mob of ignorant hoboes
for the sake of advertising Princeton as a health resort. Clark
states that he had Young brought
into court, not in any vindictive
spirit, but in order that other
provincial journalists may be deterred from fair and outspoken
comment on public affairs or
questionable tactics by any thug
who may happen along' thinking
himself at liberty to beat a man
up because his dirty scheming
has been exposed in the press.
At this distance  we cannot
judge Clark's case in all its details, but we are not surprised at
the event. Ed. is still a live wire,
and when an editor goes after
people rough shod he must expect
and be prepared for all kinds of
rackets,   whether he tells the
truth or not   As a rule if an
editor lies he is hauled into court
for libel; but if he tells disagree-
truths he is liable to be thrashed
at any moment and should always
carry  a  loaded gun   in  every
pocket.    The iconoclastic writer
who goes after men and things
with a club must always expect
trials, troubles and thumpings.
The rapier is more refined but
gets your man just the same.
We admire  a   fearless   writer
when he is in the right, but personal attacks through the press
will ever be dangerous to physical
comfort,   and   the   editor   who
makes them must always be prepared for a fight to the finish.
We once tried  to reform the
world, but Anally took a tumble
and thought we would begin at
home. Since then we have closed
up our cemetery, and life is one
long sweet sip of peace.   Ed. if
you want a quiet and uneventful
career, feed your patrons upon
literary sugar, and roast nothing
nearer than the South Sea Islands.
Your paperjmay lack the cayenne
that it now contains, but the
scenic attractions of your facial
anatomy will never be endangered by the rude thumps of an enraged and indignant populace.
You must now be a soldierof the
pen, and go through to the last
ditch, or else throw away your
vitriol and become like the great
mass of country editors, prim,
pious and spineless.—The Ledge.
Third St & Penrith AveniiR
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Uvery and team work promptly
attended to
For The
Cement Blocks, Concrete
Chimney Blocks a Specialty. Samples can been
at McKean & Biscoe store,
For Estimates  and  particulars
J. Lawrence,
(Late Mennie &JPotter)
Horse-Shoeing and
General Blacksmith
Wheel-wright, Repair Shop and
Rubber Tire Setting.
THIRD ST.   Cumberland
B.C. Qaraee
For Anto and
Gas Engine Supplies
District Agent for the
Rusnel, Ford Chalmers
and McLaughlin-Buick automobiles
Fairbanks-Morse  Stationary  and  Marine    Engines,
Oliver Typewriters, Moore's Lights, and Cleveland,
Br an tf md, Massey-Harris and Perfect bicycles
Phsne 18
Good Meals Comfortable Rooms
Fragrant Cigars    Choice Liquors
Courteous Treatment.
Dunsmuir Ave.
Mra  IShnm* *
pianu nt tn*- h"N
ii»i oil   hy >i.
time   .   .,o..i
Ill g'V*     lelSo|
Jl!  II     lu I
. i,  th.
Dlstrletnf •uiywanl
Tuke notice tlmt William H.   Hull', of
C-nrtenay, H C, occupation hunk marag
er,   intends   in   Apply for   prini*S'ii
tu purcha.e ihe followingdosorlbid IhimI*.
('"liliucltcing 'il li |.. *i planted Ht lllr
iil'iHt -outcrly I'lul nf Duel, Lake, thi'iict'
we" (JOoiiains, tltence south 80 chains.
thence ohh (10 chains, thence mirth Ml
oil .ins in point of commencement, anil
cntaiiiing 480 ai-rt'H moro nr less.
Wiuiam H. HorK,
Reginald Carwithen, Agent.
Doted Ma) 30, h, 11)12.
District, of say ward
Take native that. William0.   "•■cKean,
f 0 urn nay, B.O., occupation tnerehant
i,.it-, dat" apply forpermi.ainii to purchaae
liaae the following deacribed landa: Coin-
(noticing at a poat planted at the meat
motherly end of Duck Lake, and on the
creek flowing out of sail Duck   Lake,
henoe nojtli 80 chat a, thence eaat 40
chaina, thenoe south 40 chaina, theuce
eaat 40 chaina, thenoe aouth 40 chaiua,
weat 80 ohaina, to point of cumtneuou-
ment, and containing 480 >crea mom or
leaa,        William 0. MuKkan,
' eginald   at wit lion, agen
Dat.uikU- 30th, 1SIU
Sayward Laid Diatrict
Diatrict of S.yward
Take   initio     that Ethel   Hardy,   of
Marching! n, Rnglat d, occupation amir'*'
Woman, in enda to apply for permission
'o purchase the followingdescribed landa:
Ooinaienolng at a poat planted at Ihe N.
E   corner Tinib.r Limit 38102. thence
a "iitli 40 chain*; theuce east 80 chaina.
• hence north 20 chain.; thenoe in an irregular line north and  weat along   the
beach 80 chaina to point   of  commencement   containing 300 acres moro or loss.
Ethel Hakuy. a plioant,
Reginald Carwuheu, agent
'..ted Vlay 28. h, 1912.
Sayward Land Diatriot.
District of Sayward
Take   noiice   lhal,  Annie Hardy, of
Mnchingion.   England,  single  woman,
Intend,   to   apply   f, r    permieasion   to
,, tchase the followingde.crib,d landi
0 niineiicing at a post planted on   the
each about 40 chains in a northwesterly
direction   fn-m      the nurthweat i.rner
i" at  of  Timber   Limit.  38102;   tbence
ai»l  40 cliams; thence north 40 chaina;
lime   in   an   lingular line along tho
li acii si'Ulh and nas DO uhaina to poiutnf
iiimeuceuient, and tontaihg 100 acne*
ui >reor less. Annie Harry,
Reginald Oirwithen, agent.
D.'ed May 28th, 1012.
District of Sayward.
ake notice thai K. II   Fraser Bison*.
fC uneuay, B. 0,,  occupation reaiea .
, o agent,   intenda  to apply for per-
nisaii,ii   to   porch lae the following  de
oribtd la.ds:-    C miiieucing at a poa<
,'allied nearthe bank aud about 40chaini
a iilifr-iu (lie most northerly end of Duck
Lake, thence went 80 c ai a, tlionce north
■HI clmi'ifl, 'l,om' ltd *!0 chains, thcnoi-
mh 40uliaina, iheiice oast 40 chains..
ciicea. mil 40 chains to point  ofoom-
nencemeot., cutainin,-  480  acres more,
n leas FiiAMi* Ramsey rrasi:r IIiscoe..
Reginald Carwithen, Agent..
Dn.d M ySOlh, 1012.
Shi wud Land Diatrict
Dial i let of Hayward
Tiki, notice that Thomas   Holmes, of
', '-iny,   Bug.    occupation   gentieinan,
tends 'o apply ior permia.iou to pur-
h hi tlio following   deacribed   lands:—
Uoilillie ciugatap st planted at the most
u licily >ud oi D, ck L ki, t hence south
80 chaiiih, tliencc in ,'ii irregular easterly
■reo ion 80 cliains thence at right angles
•iiin 80chain.; iIn nee   at right angles
e.t 80 chain*,   'o   point of commence-
ueut and containing ftOO aorea more or
ess. , TnoMAH lloi-MKa,
lieginai < Carwithen, agent.
Dated May 30th, UU
Sayward Land Diatrict.
District of Sayward.
Take notice that Bertha Holmes,  of
Tuibury,     England,    married   woman,
intenda to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—
Commencing at a poat planted one inilo
west and 20 chaina north from ihe aoutti
west corner pi 81 of T L   3"-7i)0, thenco
east 80 chaina, thenoe south 80  chaiua,
thence west 80 chaina, thence north M.I
chaina to point  uf comiiieiicament,   and
containing 640 acres more or less.
Bertha Holmks,
Reginald Carwithen, agent.
Dated May 30th, 1012
District of Sayward
Take notice that Edward  Watson, of
Newcastle on-Tyne, England, occupation
land surveyor,   intends to apply for per-
mission to  purchase the following described   lands:—Commencing  at a   post
planted 5 chains fr- in the northwest, cor*
ner   of  T. L.  3D7B2, theuce   north 20
bains, thence east 8j chains, thence sou 1 h
20 chains, thence west 80 chains ta point
of commencement, and  containing Hii)
teres more or less.       Edward Watson,
Reginald  Carwithen, Agent.
Dated May 31st, 1012.
District at Haywunl
Take   notice  that  Katie  Walsen,  of
Newcastle on Tyne,    Eug.,    occupation
married woman, intends to apply for par*
iiission to purchase the following drscrib
ed lands, --Commencing at a post planted
20oliaina south Irnm the southwest corner
<>st of T L. 3!>7uO, tin nee eaat 80 chain.
ilienceiorth   20  chains,   thence wost 80
chaina, thenco aouth 20 chains to point of
- inuienceinent, and c 'iitaining IHO acres
I more or leas. Katie Watson.
Regina il Carwithen, Agont.
Dated May 31st, 1012.
HAYMAItttl.AXII district
District ef Saje.ir.1,
Take notice that .1. It. 'Johnson, of
li nrienay, B.C., occupation l.otelkeeper,
' ends   to   apply    for    permifaion to
million* the following described landa'—
0 mmeiiiiing at a post planted ou tho
t.teily lank or aide of Dock Lake and
11 in 80 c bains north from the most south
-Hy end of aaid Duck Lake, theuce eaat
0 chains, thenee sunt. 80 chains, thenco
e*i 80 c'tatiis to the said southerly end
Di k L ike, lhence in au irregular line
i tl, 80chain* to point of commencement
d containing 000 acres more or leaa.
Reginald Carwithen, agent,
By John B, McMabon
■• Yes, BI
lli:in.    I.r"l
1WANT a guide who does hia
and earns hia wagus.
The   stout,    red-faced    ms
Thoruteigb Woldon   of Now Vork-
ed  in a comfortable aiuichuir  u
porch of tho little iuii at  thu ti
,m ! tin tall, leau woods*
t faco, keen eyed, who
I respectfully, hal in hand, before
" A man who doesn 't shirk, who is
bonosl and reliable," coutinued Mr,
Woldon, ilicking tliq ash oil his cigar
with a puffy flngor on which a diamond
sparkled. ''Thore are too tunny gui los,
I understand, who don't givo full value,
Vou look to 1110 a little better than thc
"Yes, mi," replied tho othor, nnd, in
spite of him so asl nn uajcious glance
'ai .1 group of the rost who wero itpnli
cants for tho job of guiding tin' Now
Worker in tho Maine woods.
•■Winn do you think of my cost tune i
[s it suitablo for tbo woods, and nil
The shabbily dressed woodsman, in
bolted trousers, Itannel shirt, nnd worn
tho outfif    ill" kill fined ci
with many pockets, a silk vest,
knickerbockers,   ribbed    rtockinf
lavender and grcou, h  vizor caj
high pigskin shoos.
■'It will tin nil right for this timo of
year, sir,'- ho snid. "Iu tho fall you'd
want something quieter."
" Well, let's got down to business,
What's your name, and how long hnve
you been guiding?''
"Tom Ames, sir, 1 have been guiding for eighteen yenrs.''
"Got any recommendations, Ames?"
"No, sir—riot with mo," he ropliod,
flushing. "But I'm known all the wny
down the lino, Tho hotel-keeper and
everybody here knows me. 1 'm registered."
' Vou ought to carry references, my
man. In tho city I wouldn't hire yon
if you couldn't till out a blank, showing whore you'd been employed for tho
last ten years; nnd every reference and
statement would have to be verified."
"We're not so suspicious of men up
here, sir," suid Ames quietly, the flush
deepening iu his chocks.
" Why not' llumnti nature is tho
same iu tlio woods as it is in town. I
don't trust nny man."
"You can leave your valuables iu the
hotel." said tiie guide with a simplicity
that scorned too complete for sarcasm.
"They won't be of any use in thc
Mr. Woldon grunted. "1 suppose you
can cook, Ames?"
"Yes, sir."
"Well, you've got to bo a good cook
to suit me, -No unnecessary hardships
for me. 1 don't want any bacon and
beans, or stuff like that."
"You can have fried trout and hot
biscuits, sir, beside the stuff we take
"How nbout venison
moose steak?''
The guide looked at tlie fat-jowled
man. "It's the close season for game,
"Now, look here, my mnn,
Woldon, in liis rasping voice,
come four hundred miles to find that
out. I came to got a rest, aud somo
sport, too. T have a new-stylo knockdown ride in that case, and I'm going to
try it on some deer and moose that
you '11 show me."'
"It is against the law
big lino, sir."
"You guides never break the law,
eh?" sneered the Xew Yorker. "Not
when nobody is looking? Yon just fix
it so T can use that rifle. 1 'in willing to
tip the game warden, if he's around,
witli a yellow-spot—say, fifty—but 1
won't pay any graft. You see the warden nnd fix it up with him. You've
done it before."
Tho woodsman's eyes flashed, and his
muscular fingers crushed the felt hat
he held behind his back. But he saw
the group of waiting applicants. His
eyos fell, aud he said nothing.
' "About your wages, Ames.'' said Mr.
Woldon   complacently,   taking   it   for
work 1 log camp, unci set out early in the morn-
nig ucross country for u trout stream ot
As the canoe slid over the glassy
waters of the inlet, like n beautiful
woman gliding over tlie polished floor of
U ballroom, the fish wen* leaping near
the lily-pads, und a tli rush's voice
soundaa magically from the leafy shore.
A rope of pearls dripped from tho clean
blade of the paddle and dissolved iu
the silvery swirl behind. The suu cast
lengthening shadows ovor the western
"This is O.K., guide," remarked the
passenger, putllug u cigar, his chubby
bauds on the sides of tlie canoe. "Uow
is it outsldef"
"She's rippling up a little, sir. We
may havo n handful of wind.''
"Whnt do you call a handful.'"
" .Mil onough to bother us, sir." ,
The channel of the inlet receded.
There were no mote lilv pads and eye
reached depths. The widening waters
of the lake were streaked und rippled
by Soft gusts that seemed to float down
from the grcotl battlements above. The
gontle music of the ripples against the
sides of the canoe mingled with the
faint  Bibilanco of the  forest loaves.
"Ames "
" Yes, sir."
The ash on .1. Thornleigh Weldou's
cigar had accumulated, but he did not
let go of the canoe sides to remove it.
"Ames, I don't mind telling you tnat
this is iny first trip in n canoe iu a good
many years. I nm :i very busy mnn,
with largo interests, and I have only
taken short vacations, generally to
like Palm Bench, Carlsbad, nnd
' said Mr.
'1 didn't
Thore is a
places tine 1 _^_^__
Monte Carlo. Now, I just closed up a
big den! on the Street, and I thought I'd
take my doctor's advice to go oil' in the
woods ami got a gonuino rest."
" Yes, sir," said the guide, a statue
swaying at the waist, his bare forearms,
hairy and corded, swelling in muscular
accompaniment to tne rhythmic sweep
of his puddle.
"I have had almost too many inter-
ests," resumed the passenger, neglecting to straighten the vizor cap which
a puff of wind had caused to slip over
his eye. "I nm known as the most all-
around business man iu New York. That
is to say, 1 am a manufacturer—ran employer of labor—a banker, a general
capitalist, sometimes a speculator,
ignite nn all-around mnn."
Yes, sir," said the guide, and, as
though attempting to amend an inadequate response, added: "1 seen your
name in the papers."
"About my nervy deals iu Zinc [ire-
erred, eh? Yes, 1 had that crowd
afraid of my shadow. Fear is a great
thing, Ames. Make the other fellow
afraid and you win. Cash is your ammunition, but fear "
The canoe swerved iu an extra gust
of wind. A few wavelets slapped the
eedar-cauvns shell with u hollow, drum-
like sound.
"I don't like this, Ames," said Mr.
Woldon, the visible part of his red,
puffy face showing signs of fear.
"It's all right, sir," reassured the
impassive-faced guide, liis keen, bluish
eyes scanning lake and sky, while his
puddle moved in steady rhythm.
"Don't these tilings ever capsize?"
"Not if they're handled right." His
thoughts wore with Annie—Annie in
tho hospital down river, where he had
taken her hist week, suffering with a
mulad,v which no herbs of mountain or
valley could alleviate,
'' I can 't swim, Ames,'' announced
fhe passenger, and ho clutched the gunwales of the canoe with such force that
Iho color went out of his fat-imbedded
"You won't have to, sir."
" Is that Canada over there?"
"Yes, sir. On the right. This is the
"II 'm. I thought of going there
several times. I wouldn't mind being
there right now. "
They were reaching the centre of thc
lake, a long, serpentine jewel of blue
with opalescent flashes caught from the
rod sinking sun. Black, elephantine
shapes of boulders rose, out of water
near the shores, which were lined with
"Stop shaking your legs," added tho
guide, und this command, for a time,
wns followed.
'llie squall developed in thy cold afterglow oi sunset. A lendon light rested
on the whi »an\ ped waters. Amid tke
tleep shadows of the shore, the silver-
groy arms of tree-wrecks loomed spe.-
naily—they seemed crawling tentuel. .
of   the   black-bodied   elephantine   me,
A wailing, laughiug shriek reverberated iu the distance and was bandied back
and forth across the hike. It was a lmlf*
human ululation, pitiful, sinister, soul
chilling. This madness, diabolically
counterpointetl by the mocking spirits
of the hills, died away in the tumult of
wind and wave.
•*\\nut was that?" hoarsely demanded the huddled passenger.
The guide did not answer.
"Tell uie! " shrieked the other, hys
tericnlly.      "Didn't    vou    hear    that
into'a tiiat'tholaw-lueaking jolnj^
half -submerged trees. Behind the boulders nnd the "dry-ki'' stood serried
ranks of wliltedimbed birches with
green tresses, whispering a multiplied,
enchanted answer to tne ripples on thc
lake. Out of the green tressos a fluty
voice sounded a phruse of triple notes.
Oaily, with the abandon of first love and
innocence, other voices on both shores
took up the phrase in solo, quartet, and
chorus, until it went floating and shimmering into the distance up the lake.
"I can't stand for this, Ames." Another wavelet liml struck the bow of the
canoe and splashed Mr. Weldou's hand.
"Can't we go ashore—to Canada—and
walk the rest of the wnv,'"
"We could hardly get through that
dry-ki," replied the guide, glancing at
the darkening sky, "and if we did, it
would take all night to walk through the
"I can't stiind for this—I'm not used
to it." mumbled Ihe other.
"We're more than half way to the
camp," said Ames. "When we round
that point yonder you can soo it."
"Can't you keep closer to shore?"
"There's too many boulders near
The passenger, falling silent, kept his
rigid clutch on the gunwales while his
outstretched feet vibrated against the
guide's moccasins.
Around the point, marked by a lightning-bin stcd pine, a cross breeze was
stirring up a choppy sea. Tho canoe
reeled and leaped at the lirst onset, and
its frail sides trembled under the blows
of tho waves. Spray flow over the craft.
"Ames," groaned the passenger,
'' put me ashore."
Tho man with tho paddle said nothing.
"I order you to put 1110 ashore!"
The ffuide was maneuvering against
the broadside rollers that came from the
squally east.
" Ames''—the tone was of coaxing
terror—"I'll ndvo you n thousand dollars to get me on land.''
Without losing a stroke or looking at
liis employer, now Imddlod on the end
of his spine with his neck ngainst the
thwart and his knees bent, Ames madi
stern reply:
"You shut up.   Put your legs down,'
The financier obeyed.
gru.n,.-*. -	
settled. " It seems to me that tho three
dollar rate is rather steep, iu view of
all this competition. Will you work
for less?''
"I'll work ns cheap as any man, sir.
I'll—I'll—whatever you ■"
"Oh. woll, 1 won't, beat you down.
A few dollars more or loss don't interest inc. I only spoke of it as a matter
of principle. I want to pay tho market
value of things, including labor, and
that value is determined by competition,
But if you do your work well, we'll
consider the difference a present; and
[ may add to it, too, whon we get
"Thank yon. sir."
" All right. You 're engaged. Yes,
we'll take tlmt canoe trip to the head
of tlie lake, and look into tho trout
proposition. You can paid; up my
thinirs. Ami, look here, Ames, inst, take
off these shoes for uie, and find me
something lighter in thut bug."
.1. Thornlcigh Woldon held out his
right foot, The tall woodsman gazed
at  it a moment,
"Hurry up," granted the employer.
Ames dropped on his knees and begun
to niilncc the pigskin shoe.
One of tho group of disappointed applicants, who were turning away, remarked:
"Darned if that ain't the first time
I seen Tom Amos acting like a vail it.
Hut he needs the job. It's been a poor
yenr for all of us, bat darned if lie don't
need tlie job worse than wo do, boys,
He has a wife sick in tho hospital down
When the cedar canoo hnd been packed high nt both ends with muny superfluous things, the guide held it, squatting on the bank, and directed his em*
'  l'"-> ■<■ •-■■ Mr. Woldon step-
plover where to sit. Mr. Woldon step
ped heavily in the creaking shell,
floundered about and fell into a sitting
posture on the bottom, his short, fat
logs extended, a cushion under him nnd
another at his back against a thwart.
Tho guide pushed off, leaped in with
graceful ease, sat oa the wicker seat
above and, facing the other mini, took
up his puddle and drove tho canoe forward with noiseless, perfect, strokes.
It was planned to go half a dozen
miles up the bit', spend the night in a
"Yes, I  heard it, '
" What  was it?"
' 'That was a loon. "
"Oh!" groaned the financier with re
f.   "Ames—say, Ames!   Amos! What
are our chances of getting out of this
"They're even just now," replied the
guide ns the canoe shipped half a pnil
ful of water.
"Ames, I'll givo you ten thousand
dollars to got me ont. alive. All hard
cash. I can't, afford to pass out this
way. There are too many interests dependent on me. 1 huve to support the
market—thousands of men look to me
for a living. 1 have a family—I have
too tunny interests— Ames, don't let
me puss out! You'll have the ten thousand the minute wo land. 1 have big interests, 1 have a family—I am needed  '    |[is terror-shaken tones went
oil' in babbling incoherence.
The guide had been thinking of his
own family—of his wife, ill in tho hospital down river. To save his fear-
crazed passenger with himself, once the
canoe cupsi'/.od, us it seemed likely to do
under Wotdou *s antics, would be next to
impossible. His wife needed him. Ile
knew ho could save himself alone. He
could swim through the wild water to
shore, lie had the strength to battle
with the waves,   lint to save this whim
poring creature	
" Lie down!   Hut your head under that
thwart!" suddenly commanded Aines.
' • What   for?    There's water  in  the
bottom," moaned the passenger.   "I'll
be trapped if wo go over."
"Got down on your back, or I'll brain
you with this paddle!" thundered the
''Would you kill me?'' whimpered
Woldon us he cowered back aud tried to
obey tho command.
"I 'd kill myself if I hnd your spirit,"
retorted the guide, and. dropping his
paddle for an instant, he seized the
other's legs and hauled him flat on the
bottom of the canoe. "Now keep quiet.
You talk about your interests. You
snid you was au all-around man. You
don't want to die. With that spirit and
carcass of yours, what iu thunder have
yon got to live for."'
The woodsman 's remarks were more
in the way of soliloquy than address.
As a peroration, while steering with one
hand, ho tossed a blanket and 11 cushion
over Wehlon's head.
"Maybe you ean keep still now.   If
you don't, I'll do something different.*'
Amos turned his attention to tho combat with Nature.
The bike was in a mood of treachery
and riot such as he had never known
before. She seemed intent on overwhelming the freighted craft. Short,
choppy seas alternated with long tollers
that sped through the darkness in flank
attack. The canoe pitched, whirlol. pirouetted, ami sometimes slid careening
iuto a ravine between two watery
It was impossible to make headway
toward the goal, located beneath a
mountain gash that faintly appeared on
the eastern sky-lino. Ames, high ou his
wicker seat, his body automatically balancing to an oune.o of deviation in grav
ity, wntched keenly for the approach of
the crafty rollers. By a few deft
strokes of the paddle he turned tue nose
of the canoo to meet them and Hbo ovor
them. His paddle was a duellist's sword
now carelessly, lightly held, now Hash
ing to right or left in decisive thrust
It guarded, it parried, it slashad. The
canoe leaped and whirled as much from
tlio impulse of tho paddle as from tho as-
saults of tho enraged seas.
"My Heaven, we are going under!
I am drowning!"
This camo in a gurgling shriek from
the pnssengor, wdio had been squirming j
nd writhing on his back on the bottom
of tho   canoe—a  cargo   which  caused
many a dangerous lurch.
The canoe had shipped considerable
water, which rolled buck and forth and
occasionally swirled over the guide's
ankles and the passenger's head,
Ames stooped forward, used the paddle with one hand to combat the rollers,
for which his eyes strained through the
gloom, and with the other hand he rapidly scooped up the bilge in Weldou's
vizor cup and tossed it overboard. When
most of the water had boon bailed out,
he groped among Weldou's possessions
behind and under him, and threw overboard a valise ami othor things, but retained a jointed fishing rod. lie then
opened the heavy case aiid took out tho
heavy butt end of thc rod.
•' What uro yon doing to mo?"
screamed Wcldon, attempting to rise under the thwart, us he felt the guide's
hand working at his right foot.
" I '111 going to rope you down, so you
won't squiggle liko this bilge," replied
the guide. "I'll hog-tie you for your
own good—which ain't much."
Woldon entreated, bogged, whitnperod,
"Don't tie me down! I won't move!
I swear to Honven I won't move, I'll
givo you ten thousand dollars. I '11 give
you anything you ask. For Heaven's
sake, give 1110 a chance for my life.
Don 't let 1110 drown. Tor Heaven 's sake,
save me!"
Ames made no verbal answer, but as
the pnssenger's head loomed up between
the thwarts ho loaned forward and
drove his right fist to the point of Weldou's jnw. Tho financier's bodv resumed its recumbent position with astonishing if not instantaneous celerity, and
did not move in tho slightest degree for
a considerable time thereafter. It was,
technically, a clean knock-out. Tho
dangerous passenger was transformed into a safe and useful ballast.
"They don't seem to make men in tho
city any moro," soliloquized tho woodsman as ho parried nnd slashed the waves
with his paddle. "But I don't know nf
they ovor did. Maybe it ain't neces
snry. woncy is what counts fhern. It's
u,.'bcing soft and cunning.    They lie
and cheat for a living You poor, miser-
nhlo critter, with your big interests--
if 1 nad a sou bom to me like you are,
I'd shoot him through tho bond."
After un all-night battle with tho
storm, under the light of a veiled moon
-truces, skirmishes, tierce onslaughts,
moments of utter peril from submerged
rocks nud drilling dry-ki, Ames brought-
the canoe at dawn to tho foot of the
lake, lie helped out his employer, who
had spoken little and moved less since
rocovoring consciousness, and half carried him to a room in the inn.
It was the next, dav thai ,1. Thornloigh
Woldon, a little pale but refreshed l.y
much sleep and food, garbed iu a business suit, witli a pearl pin iti his scarf
and a golu chain across his waistcoat,
sal on u chair on the inn porch and summoned (he guide boforo him.
"Ames, I am going to fake (lie
twol\e tliirly six. It's a through express, but I've wired the general manger to have her stop tor mo. 1 am going back lo civilization.*'
"Ves, sir," said llie guide respectfully, hat ia hand,
" Will yon have a cigar, Ames? Don't
smoke? I don't know whether I like
you or not, Ames. But l think I '11 give
vou a job if vou como down lo New
"Thank yon, sir," replied the guide.
"It's diliieiilt to get trustworthy men
I hose days, and I think you're one of
them—thougn your methods nre a littlo
rough and you take awful—er—respon*
"bilities. Ames, how did I net in that
storm—that is, for a man not used to
that sort- of thing?"
The guide thought of Annie in the
hospital, nnd of tho things she needed
and that money would buy for hor.
'You acted fairly woll, sir," ho said,
while his lean, tunned cheeks deepened
iu color.
Mr. Weldou's face likewise reddened.
"Woll, here's a yellow-spot to pay
you for your time and trouble."
The guide took the hundred-dollar bill
with unconcealed gratitude and exultation. How much it meant for Annie!
He would go down the rivor tomorrow
and see her,
"Ann remember, that's not all," said
tho financier with growing eoniplncence,
slightly marred by tho thought of the
absurdly large sum he had promised iu
recompense for the saving of his life.
"I'11 recommend yon to my friends
when they come up here. And if you
ever run short of change, wire me. Don 't
write—wire.   'There's my card."
'' I enn 't thank you enough, sir,"
stammered the guide.
"Of course 1 know that a man like
you doesn't talk," said Mr. Woldon,
ns if in afterthought, "If thore should
be anything to suggest, talk or gos-
ip -"
"I uever talk, sir," assured the guide
"Vou can say I was called away on
Mr.  Woldon  rubbed llie  point of his
hin,   which   was    a    trifle    discolored,
"Man to man, Ames,'" he said, finally,'"! am glad to have mot you. You
may carry my things to the station,
Hut we'll shake hands now and say
"Cood-by, sir," said the guide, and
he pressed the other's soft, fat hand
with unfeigned fervor, almost affection,
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NO more impressive warning against
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over been preached, in ull likelihood, thnn the following by Charles
Lamb, the essayist, wlm drew on tne
experience of his own latter days for
"Could the youth to whom tho flavor
of hia lirst wine is delicious as the
opening scenes of life, or the entering
upon some newly discovered paradise,
look into my desolation, nnd- be made
to understand what n dreary thing it
is when a man feels himself going
down 11 precipice with open eyes uud
passive will—tit see his destruction,
and have no power to stop it, and yet
to feel it all the way emanating from
himself; to perceive ull goodness emptied out of him, and yet not be able
to forget :i time when it was otherwise; to bear nbout the piteous spectacle of his own self-ruin; could ho spo
my fevered eye, feverish with last
night's drinking, and feverishly looking for this night's repetition of tho
folly; could he feel the body of death
nut of which 1 cry hourly with feebler
outcry to be delivered—it were enough
to make him dash the sparkling bever
age to the earth in all tho pride of its
mantling temptation.
"Oh! if a wish could transport im
back to thoso days when a draught
from the next clenr spring cuiild slake
nny heats which sum mer suns and
youthful exercise had power to stir up
iu thc blood, how gladly would 1 return to thee, pure element, the drink of
children and of childlike hermits? In
my dreams"] Can fancy tho cool refreshment purling over my burning tongue,
Hut my walking stomach rejects il.
That which refreshes innocence, only
makes   me  sick   and   faint,
"Hut is there no middle way., be
twlxt total abstinence and Ihe excess
which kills you/ For youi' sake, render,
and that you may never attain to experience, with pain I must utter the
dreadful truth, thut there is none, none
thut I can find. In my stago of liubil
(I speak uot of habits less confirmed;
for some of them i believe to be pro*
ilential). in the stage to which I have
reached, to stop short of that measure
which is sullicicnt to draw on torpor und
sleep—the benumbing apoplectic sleep
of the drunkard—is tp have taken none
at all, The pnin of self-denial is all
oue. Aud what that is I had rather 1
the reader should believe on my credit
than know on his own trial. lie will
come to know it whenever he shall nr-
rivo tit tho state iu which, paradoxical
as it may appear, reason Bhttll only visit
him through intoxication; for it is a
fearful truth that tho intellectual faculties, by repeated nets of intemperance, may be driven from their orderly
sphere of action, their clear daylight
ministries, until thev shnll be brought
nt last to depend for the faint manifestation of their departing energies
upon the returning periods of tho fatal
mildness to which thoy owe their devastation. The drinking mnn is never
less himself than during his sober intervals.   Evil is so far good.
"Behold mc then, in tho robust period of life, reduced to imbecility and
decay. Hear mo count my gnin, nnd
the profits which T have derived from
the midnight cup.
"Twelve years ago I was possessed
of a healthy frame of mind and body:
I was never strong, but ! think my
onstitution, for a weal; one, was us
happily exempt from n tendency to
ny malady as it was possible to be.
scarcely knew what it was to ail anything. Sow. except when I urn losing
myself in 11 sen of drink, 1 am never
free from thoso uneasy sensations in
lead and stomach, which are much
.vorse to bear than nnv definite pains
ind aches.
"At that time I was seldom in bod
ifter six in the morning, summer und
winter. I awolte refreshed, aud seldom
wit hoot some merry thoughts iu my
I. or some piece of song to welcome
thc new bom day. Now, the first feeling which besets me, after stretching
out. the hours of rocumbrnnee to thoir
hist possible extent, is n forecast of the
wearisome day to come, with a secret
wish that 1 could have lain ou still or
never awakened.
" Life itself, my waking life, has
much of the confusion, the trouble, and
obscure perplexity of an ill dream,
"Businoss, which though never particularly adapted to mv nature, yet ns
something of necessity to be gone
through, and therefore best undertaken
with cheerfulness, I used to enter upon
with some degree of alacrity, now wearies, affrites, perplexes me. I fancy all
sorts of discourngomonts, und am ready
to give up au occupation which gives
me bread, from a harassing conceit of
incapacity. The slightest com mission
given me by my friend, or uny small
duty which 1 have to perform for myself, as giving orders to a trndestnun.
etc., haunts me as a labor impossible to
be got through. So much the springs id'
action are broken.
"The snmc cowardice attends me
111 all my iutercouse with mankind. I
dare not promise that a friend's honor,
or his cause, would be safe iu my keeping, if I were put to the expense of any
inanlv resolution in defending it. So
much of the springs of moral action art-
leadened within me.
"My favorite occupations iu times
past now cease to entertain. I enn ilo
nothing readily.
"Application for ever so short a time
kills me. This poor abstract of my cor-
dllion was penned nt long intervals,
with scarcely any connection of thought,
which is now difficult to me.
' I he noble passages which formerly
interested tne in history or poetic Action, now only draw a fow weak tours
allied to dotage. My broken and dispirited nature seems to sink before any
thing grant and admirable,
"I perpetually catch myself iii tears,
for any cause or none. It is inexpressible how much this in firm ity adds to
a sense of shame, and a general feeling
of deterioration."
inches, the flat side of a piece of earth
euware, modeled life-size and painted ti
represent the human eye and eyelids.
was cemented. This linen, coated on
the other side with some adhesive sub
stance, was placed ovor tho eyehole
and pressed down. In brief, tho art.
ficlal eye was worn outside tho socket
and, though a clumsy substitute, wat-
probably appreciated by the Romans
and Egyptians, lu tho ruins of Pom
peii, destroyed in TU A.I)., uu eye of this
description was discovered.
Not until the sixteenth century do
wc hoar of eyes at all like those of to
day—that is, worn inside the socket.
A French surgeon, one Ambroiso Purr.
invented three artificial eyes. One con
sisted of an oval plate covered with soft
leather, on which an eye was painted.
It was attached to the hend by a strong
steel band. It could have been neithei
sightly nor comfortable. The souond
device, and tlie first known in history
to be worn inside the socket, consisted
of u hollow globe uf gold deftly enamel
ed. The third eye devised by this ingenious gentleman was a shell pattern
eye. much like that in use today, except thut it was of gold and enamol.
Pare's   inventions  were   followed   by
eyes of painted porcelains and covered
pearl white. .
(Mass  eyes   were   invented  about  the
ear   1570, und  were crude  productions
f inferior  workmanship,  the iris and
pupil being hand-pninted in a far from
■felike manner.    Shakespeare mention**
glass eyes iu "King I.ear," whore the
king advises the blinded traitor (llouces
ter  to  "get   thee  glass eyes aud  seem
to see.
Through all the year he toils awn*.
Ami saves a little dav bv day,
Through self-denial j
His fingers are bedaubed with ink.
And often he has cause to think
That life's a trial.
Ile sailly turns from pleasures which
Are only for the idle rich
' And  for the  lucky;
He might sometimes bewail his lot
To her who shares it, were he not
Almighty plucky.
His hours arc long, he finds it hard
To win his fellow man's regard,
Without some splurging;
lie's idle only when he sleeps;
Necessity ignobly keeps
Forever urging.
His trousers sng around the knees,
His whiskers flutter in the hrec/.e.
He looks so seedy,
He always wears a Insf ycur'smut.
His general makeup is thut
simwii bv the needy.
MAN'S necessity has ever beeu the
cause of his progress aud ingenious invention; aud no necessity
is over of greater importance to man,
el ever has been, than that of keeping
up appearances. All the appliances
with which we are familiar in dentistry, and all the devices of the wig-
maker and the beauty-doctor, are the
direct result of this ruling passion id'
human nature—a passion certainly to
be commended, when one stops to think,
for is it not the love of perfection that
is at the root of itf And is uot thc
love of perfection one of the groat sav
ing graces of mankind? Man would like
to seo perfection all around him, and he
naturally wishes, even more strongly,
to have' it in himself or to appear to
have it if, bv some mischance, he lacks
As early as fiOO B.C. artificial eye
were made by the priests of Rome and
l-.gypt, who practised as physicians and
surgeons. Their methods of eye -winking
aro thus described:
On a strip of flesh-tinted linen, two
and  n  qunrtrr by  one  nnd   a   ipmrtet
He might NOlUbtltues have peace of mind
And sweet contentment  gladly find.
Freed from his labors.
If he could get his wife to try
To quit endeavoring to vie
With their rich neighbors.
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FN VI'ININtf gowns are all important at this, time, of tho year
IJ ami every week sees new models exhibited, picqt of
them ipii.e unlike the styles that liuve been accepted
is the vory latest fashions. At lirst this seems somewhat
disheartening, not only to the WOmiin of limited menus, but
quite as much to the woman who has ordered without counting tho eost, but a careful consideration of the subject dis-
olOBOJ the fact that tlier-e latest gowns do not make the others
seem out of date, but are iu tbo tn solves just the very latest
ideas and are intended for the more elaborate entertainments
given when the social season is at its height and when opera,
ball and musicftlp alturd the. opportunity for the wearing of
Hie most costly and superb gowns possible.
QOWI1 of Muiuu-pliuo and Tulle Trimmed with Pearl and Jet
Spangled a nil jewelled trimmings are always effective,
ind, while beauty of line nml material havo an irresistible
■ittracl ion for the cultured lasto, it must be admitted that
lometimes their great, charm fades into insignificance when
seen side by side wih the more striking appearance presented
by glittering SpanglCB, paillettes and jewelled passementeries.
•Veu in nn opera box, for instance, the Spangled, jewelled
robe is more brilliant aud effctftlvo from a distance than the
relVOt, brocade or satin gown oil' perfect Mil nnd design,
hange the scene to a banquet -tir private dance, and the
latter style will he the smartest. The tunic overdress of
this winter affords opportunity for an endless variety ot"
■veiling gowns,'and the COrttifljiWveriedillS the wearer could
possibly desire. The really cheap spangled and embroidered
robes are.not to be depended upon fur durability and sh old
bo most, carefully selected. Thero should not be too much
lr^siiifc \\t Ihe iivl Itsolt ueit-her.* should it be too soft, and
-vlrolher beaded, spapglud, or with pailletles or embroidery,
there fnust-not bo loose, threads or delects, It could nol be
■jxpccled for tne smalt cost tlmt anything but machine work.
■Uid not by any means ihe lusl mnehino work cither, could be
obtained! but there is n wide pholcq and il is well worth
taking time to select the best. A defective robe is not worth
buying at nnv price, for the first time of -wearing it may
fall  fo pirrCS.
■ Amoin,' the expensive rohes there are most exquisite de*
■ugits in crystal, pearl, ;nnl diamante otTects. often combined
with silk embroidery of the finest hand work. White, in Ihe
iiumbniless shade-- -Uie oyster while, with its lone of pearly
■jrey, bOinu especially smart—nil light colors ami black with
Id,' silver, of gold embroidered tunic, arc all most popular,
''omhi'iiiiig a color .yith while is ell'ectivo and smart. The
palest pinlt with white, the lining of white veiled in pule pink
diirTou und then covered and again covered wilh pear! or
■■rystai embroidered net, gives a delightful shimniery nppear-
ince quite unattainable if only the one shade of material is
used* A dood olloct is obtained by combining beads of different sizes. Small ctystal bends mid the long bugle bead,
an it is kjiown, spangles or paillettes, nlso combined with
■rystai, arii far more effective than when only one kind is
used. Ithfiiestoues and silver paillettes with jet beads and
•qmngles efnnnet be included in the newest fashions, but fhe
•ombinatiou has been tried too often and its value is too well
letormined for it to go out of fashion, and there have beon
now ways discovered of combining Ihem differently than
, The spangled and embroidered materials are wonderfully
beautiful this season, and it, is often possible to turn out a
-marter gown made from material by tlie yard than from the
ready made robe. Tho net, covered with gold, jet, steel or
•diver bends, is wonderfully light and most exquisite in tex-
tu/<y Kinbroidered on the sheer, transparent nol nny color
•duiivs through it, while on the heavier mesh it is suflicient ly
strong to be made info coats and wraps. Veiling light colore
wjtfi black plain chiffon or net has been populnr too long to
be strictly fashionable, and yet there are numberless smnrf
vjowns of this description; uud there is the embroidery of (hi
•(•welled beads or fpatigles that is differont again and one of
this season's styles. Among tho very newest models, nro
most charmyjg gowns of black or dark color veiled in light
color or white md covered with beads—grid, silver, or jet—
and then with either a design worked on for border or finished with embroidered bunds. This is another treatment
ol the eternal blnck aud white combination.
Lace is playing a most Important part, in the newest evening gowns, ami the spangled and embroidered lace tunics ami
flounces aro marvellous iu design and workmanship. White
lace with black ami blnck lace with white (the changes are
endless and rarely ineffective), black nnd silver, gold and
black—it is inconceivable whnt. a variety of effect can be
obtained by those combinations. No wardrobe is complete
without un ull black gown, aud a jet trimmed blind: gown is
rarely unsuitable t'or any occasion, but the combining of lace
with tulle, chiffon, nml satin makes u lighter appearance than
when tho heavier materials like satin und velvet have only
jet as trimming. Jetted luce does not found like a new trimming, but tho jotted laces of to day are quito unlike the jet
laco that was formerly usod. Now the finest of laco mesh is
embroidered with cut beads; then if was a heavier lace with
a closed pattern worked oul in much heavier beads, and consequently lacking the transparent light effect of the embroidered lace of to-day,
Combining brocade with embroidered 'laco or spangled
trimmings is most successfully curried out in this winter's
fashions. The beauty of the brocade is not hidden or interfered with in any way by the bauds or even by tho tunic,
ami when the material by the yard is used it is most gracefully draped or caught up over the brocade gown, One of
fhe most sinking gowns of the winter is a blue nnd silver
brocade. The skirt, narrow, but uot exaggeratedly scant,
has no trimming. The upper part of the waist and the sleeves
nre of silver net embroidered in crystal and rhinestone heads.
On the front of Ihe wnist is a soft bow of blue velvet, but
for this can be substituted a spray of artificial roses in dull
pink shades or a bunch of orchids. Another gown of brocade
—this ono of rose pink and gold—has n draped overskirt of
the sheerest white net with gold beads. The low cut waist
is covered wilh the net, which also .forms the sleeves, and the
folds of material are drawn down into the belt, and fastened
with n superb buckle of jewels aud gold.
There is a question as to whether it is not a mistake to
cover ao beautiful a material as this cosily brocade with anything, C)ii the other hand, this is au age of tho world when it.
is the very height of fashion to combine as many expensive
materials as possible, as though to emphasize the fact that
tho gown is costly. Theso two models, however, furnish
examples of both styles, tho blue and stiver, with no veiling
and tho pink nnd gold with its draperies of gold embroidered
•    •    ■
Tho muff plays such nu important part in this winter's
dress thnt it is imperative to devote time and attention to
choosing not only the fur but the shape and stylo. There
are some comparatively small muffs of fur of the conventional shape and size, but these are only carried with the
simplest of street gowns of cheviot nnd serge,
CI IXBERTESE," the written tongue
T of the (lilbert Islanders, is tin-
work of one man, Dr. Hiram Hiug-
liuai, who died some years ago, after
having devoted the greater part of his
life to missionary work iu those islands.
When Pr. Bingham went out to the
Gilbert group main- years ago. he soon
fouud tlmt one of'the chief dilhVuItio.-
before him iu his mission was Ihe fact
that the islanders had no written language. Accordingly, the ingenious missionary set about to supply the deficiency and to build a language, being
obliged to collect his own vocabulary
and construct his own grammar.
The good doctor" experienced much difficulty in finding the (lilberfese eipmsi-
b-iit for "prayer," a circumstance that
led him into a ludicrous mistake, The
word lie did use meant "to practise incantations," a meaning precisely the opposite of what the missionary intended
to convey,
Ho had thc New Testa ment about
three-gunrtora translated when, by reason of ill-health, he was compelled to
return to this country, Ten years Infer,
however, when he hud gone buck to the
Gilberts, he was persuaded to undertake
(lie tusk of translating tho Old Testament, into the new language. Ai lhat
time he wns quite advanced in years,
ami the work involved a direct translation from the Hebrew, with which the
doctor had md beeu familiar for a long
lu 1800 he was enabled to read the
pn.of of the last chapter of the last
book of,fhe Biblo as done in nilhertoso.
Even this laborious task did not end
the missionary's labors. He started to
write a flilhortoso dictionary. When it
was ready for publication, a messenger
to whom tlie work was entrusted for
delivery fo the printer lost the manuscript, and the work had to be done all
over again.
Whito Satin Gown with Gold Embroidered Tunic of Blue
The muff for afternoons is a most elaborate affair, uud
jfton there is only a small amount of fur used in its construction. Velvet, satin, silk chiffon, lace brocade and cloth
aro all utilized, often two atrd three are combined. A chnrui
ing design in brocade is trimmed with bands of fur nt either
edge and the material between the fur is gathered into a sort
of rosette of laee ami velvet. Another design is of a plain
tint piece of brocade bordered on either edge with fur and
with n bow of lace ut one side iu the centre of which is a
hunch of artificial  flowers.
Old brocade is chosen in preference and the more unusual
the coloring the more effective il is considered.
1 thick satin and velvet with fur is always a good com
biuatiou; ouo popular design has bands of fur or satin, another, made entirely of velvet, is trimmed around with Die
fur find hangs in a point.   The all fur muffs are large in size.
Af'PAUKNTLV WO need not fear thnt
the world Will he deprived of cutting-tools when Ihe supply of iron
gives out.    If has been discovered that
n alloy of cobalt and chromium is nn
xcellout substitute for steel and has,
in addition, one valuable property that
Steel does not show—it will md turnisk
or rust. Klwood ITuynos, the inventor,
lescribos this interesting alloy, which
he has named "stcllite," in the Scientific American Supplement. It is up-
par out IV not yet in shape to bo manufactured commercially, but has fascinating possibilities, Mr. Ilaynes notes
:it tho outset, that there isju'st oao serious objection to steel, as an element
for cutting-instruments, ntnl thut is its
susceptibility to corrosion or rust. No
matter how highly finished a steel tool
nitty be, constant vigilance is necessary
to protect it from rusting. -There is
thus plenty of room for Mr. Haynes'
new metal.    Wo read:
'There has beeu much discussion regarding the conditions which bring
about the rusting of iron and sfeel, but
it is not my purpose to consider these
conditions, but tn consider n new alloy
which not only rivals steel in cutting
|iialities, bnt also possesses a resistance
to atmospheric influences whichis perhaps equalled only by gold and the
metals of the platinum group.
"When the arsenide (of cobalt) was
found in large quantity in and ubout
the town of Cobalt, Out., in connection
with tho mining of silver, an over-pro-
dUCtton of cobalt ore soon occurred, as
this substance became a by-product in
the mining of silver. An outlet for this
material was smi^hl in vain, as no practical use could he found for either the
metal or its compounds, aside from those
ntioned above,"
About 1393i -Mi'* Haynes goes on to
say, he nuidp some experiments on nlloys
f nickel.wit!) iron, chromium, etc., and
lew   years   later   he   added n small
amount   of  aluminum,  making a   haiJ,
britlle metal,' which could ifot be work
I under the hammer, nltnough he made
from it n pocket knife ' blade which
showed fair cutting qualities, and considerable resistance to atmospheric Influences. A Uttle Infer he produced n
combination of chromium and cobalt,
which, notwithstanding great hardness,
showed considerable malleability, ami it
occurred to him that the alloy would be
suitable for cutlery, if it could be ob-
talned in suflicient quantity. To quote
"Shortly after making these experiments 1 was called actively into the
automobile business, and did uot muke
further experiments on either of these
alloys for (he next three or four years.
1 theu took the matter up for ignition
metal, nud succeeded in making both al
loys in considerable quantity. The fusions were lirst made in an electri< fur
na,CO. but; afterward T succeeded in MflOlt-
n:g tho metal in u small furnace of spe*
rial const no I ion, operated by natural
gas. After some experiment ing I be
came nblo fo melt the metal to li perfect
fluid, and cast it into liars running from
'i inch to • U inch square. I round that
the metal worked rfiafllly nt red heat,
although il showed a tendency to check
;il   the  edges when   liamunU'eil   out   Into
*" After some eXpfirlniOlltlug, I w:i -
aide fo produce metal that would forge
out por f oo tly Into thin strips, whi li
allowed uo tendency to oliock. An i
cooling, these strips wqrp as hard an
mild-tempered sled, and could searceh
bo scrafched by a file. A kit.lon knife
blade was mndo from this material, an I
used for all soils of purposes, such ni
are known only to tl nlinary art Aflat two yon i's .of use, it showed not the
faintest sign of tarnishing, and if held
in the sun, if produced n relteelinn thai
tvould dnz-do the eye.
"In color, the metal stands between
silver and ttbnT, and if suitably polished, it shows a high lustre. I have thus
far made no physical tests of the forged
metal, but a cast bar showed an elastic
limit of 70,000 pounds, an elongation of
,'t per'cent., and nn nltim.ito strength
of mi.nnn pounds to the equnro Inch,
cross section. A test was also made of
the modulus of elasticity of the material, which was found to be fully equal
to that of ateel. These lests were nmde
mi one nt the first bars produce.!, mid
I am pretty well satisfied Hint much
higher results could now be oblainel.
"Notwithstanding tho grOnf hardness
of the alloy, it uot only forges readily
nt a red heat, but can be bent at turlght
nnglo cold, either in tlid form of recast
THE petrified forest of Arizona is the
only one of ifs kind. For miles
around the ground is covered with
jndrmouB logs petrified to the core
which lie as thoy fell centuries, perhaps
ige,s, ago. On a fine day they dazzle
he eye with the most beautiful colors,
Sothe resemble the amethyst, some
smoky topaz, while others appear ns pure
'nnd as white as alabaster. At times the
chips of agate cover the ground to the
depth of a foot, and it is easy to pick
from fhein cross sections showing dis
Unfitly every vein aud oven tin. bark of
the; original wood. One gigantic tree
spanning a gulch forty feet wide is undoubtedly tlie onlv bridge of ngate in
the woib'l.
Geologists have offered various speculations as to why such a large area of
forest became petrified. The ntost plausible theory is that the great plain, now
fivo thousand feet abovo sea-level, was
at one time covered bv a forest that bo-
mme submerged in water strongly
■hargeil with minerals, bo tlmt at last
tho fibres of the trees became thorough
A pleasant medicine lor children i>
Mother Graves' Worm IM enn inn tor.
nud there is nolhing belt-i for driving
worms from the system.
or forged bar, provided the dimensions
do not exceed one-fourth inch square.
Its clastic limit is not quite equal to
that of tool steel of the same hardness,
but it is much tougher. Samples can
also be made Bhowiug much greater
hardness limn those described above,
but the breaking strain and elastic
limit will, under these circumstances,
closely coincide.
"filodos Blade from the alloy take a
line cutting edge, which is purtieukirtv
smooth, nlthough capable of excellent
Cutting qualities. A razor wns made
of the cast material, which has now-
been employed for nearly two years, ami
has been used for shaving purposes hun
drodfl of limes, but shows no signs of
wear. It is not equal lo a good steel
razor, since it requires more frequent
strop]'ing. -11 takes, however, a very
smooth, keen edge. 1 am satisfied that
Ihe metal I am now- able to make would
show considerably belter results for this
"While 1 do not recommend the alloy
as yet for cutting metal, it has shown
somo remarkable capabilities in this line,
OSpacinlly for a non-ferrous alloy. A
small cuisel, about one-fourth of an inch
square, win readily cut a twenty penny
wire nail in two, without ma mug the
edge of (ho tool. A lathe tool made
from Ihe alloy wilh cert a in modi Hen
lions, is capable of cutting ordinary
steel at a very high rale of speed. A
test, was made against high-speed steel,
and it was found thnt the slellilte tool
would cut ti continuous shaving from the
bur, nt Ihe speed of .JOO feet per minute,
while the high-speed alloy steel tools
failed almost instantly. It does not, of
course, follow from this thnt the alb-vis belter suited for high speed lathe
tools than good alloy sfeel, but simply
thnt it will stand a higher speed with
out .''burning.'
"The coefficient of expansion of the
alloy has not yot been determined, but
it is probably quite low, approximating
pretty closely that of glass, since a small
steuito wire can lie sealed into a glass
tubn, making au air-tight joint, without
cracking the glass."
Shihkb Cure
i.ititwM(MJliaiU.     • • •     II mmim
ly soaked and so transformed into agutt
liven at this day there may be seei
many trunks that arc packed iu a dt-
posit of fine clay. This, it is conje<
tnred, was left by tbe receding water*
The erosion of llie wind 1ms, however
pulverized much of this clay and ch»
rieil it awuy in the atmosphere.
Some of the finer specimens of ngut*
are mounted by jewelers, but by far th*
greater quantity of the petrified stou*
is converted into table-tops nnd simile
['I' is claimed thnt the German Em
peror has the most splendid stablt
in the world. It is situated in th*
outskirts of Berlin. Outwardly it r»>
seiuldes n palace, and inwardly it bat*
many of the appointments and chartu-
terisl ics of one. It is assertei| that
horses were never more palalially loilfr
ed than they are here.
The stable was erected by the in.
perial architect. It occupies a supyi
ficial area of more than two acres. There
are roomy and comfortable box stall*
for two hundred and seventy horses, ano
carriage ■house space for more than thro*
hundred carriages,
In the centre of the whole thero is t
two-storey building whero the unperia
COUChraen, grooms, stable boys, and fl-
forth, with their families, are lodged
Eighty families have quarters in th*
building; the drivers and coachmen art
about fifty in number,
This unique stable is provided witl
horse elevators, telephones and eleetri-
lights, aud the walls of the earring*
houses and other portions of the build
ing are beautifully decorated.
The cost of the stable was about »
million dollars.
The'most Wholesome room in tho hous-
for use iis a sitting-room is. an uppe?
room of southern exposure. People whi
make it a practice to sit in basement
rooms finally become rheumatic; thei
take cold easily and their general vital
Ity becomes lowered. It is unwise t*
live below the surface of the ground
All physicians are of that opinion.
Ono   tablespootiful   of  ground   Bpict
ne of black pepper, one of cloves anr
ne Of ginger mixed together in a bowl.
put  iu a  flannel  bug and quilt  acroBt
twice each way fo keep it in place; sen
up at the end, wet with alcohol, heal
and apply; save the bag and use what
Requisite on tho Farm.—Every farn.
cr and stock raiser should keep a suppl;
of Dr. Tin,mas' Ecleetrlc Oil on hand
not only as a remedy for ills in tin
family, but because it is a horse anr
cattle medicine of groat potency. As i
substitute for sweet nil for horses ant
catfde affected by colic it far Burpnsset
anything that can be administered.
That Splitting Headache
•rfli rwUib tf FN Mk*
"NA-DRU-CO" Headache Wafers
Gl»«  quick. Kiro  r«l.«f, uid w* rurani<M titer «•»■*  mH*m
harmful to tne bMrt or nan-out fljrtteA.   26c. • box, tri al t^|Wi .
National Dnif and Chemical Co. ef Casad*. LbaJted,
Plant at an even depth
Oonservo the moisture in the soil
Insure a good crop
HOOSIER PItESS DRILLS consarv* the moliture ta Ua soft, b*>
cause they pack the earth uvor the seed when tt U mwb, Thia ia why
thu Northwest fanners are mere certain of a food crop. The Ilooaier
guts (hu -«-t'd In the gruund at an even depth aad eoTers it Tha Ilooaier
is Light Draft, has a positive forca feed, never skips, never chokes.
Hns the greatest possible strength aud will itaad up under the sever net
strains. Absolutely guaranteed. Send for catalog**, aad g* to vwar
local dealer and  Insist aa seeing tho Ilooaier.
The American Seeding-Maciiine Co,, Inc.
King and James Sts., Winnipeg;, Man.
Sackett Plaster Board
The Empire Brands of Wall Plaster
ataasfaetnred 09117 hy
The Manitoba Gypsum Co., Ltd.
Wlioni-EG, MAN.
Here is a rave opportunity to
secure    Fashionable Lingerie   at
astonishing prices.
Do not miss this opportunity,      Everything marked in
plain figures on a Red Ticket.
Ladies' Waists, Corset Covers,
Drawers, Nightgowns,
Underskirts, Aprons.
Dainty Wliiteand Colored Dresses, in the Newest Styles
and Correct Trimmings.
SPECIAL PBICERon  Curtain Muslins.
A full range of Matting Bugs - at every
All Whitewear Cues. Everything marked in plain
Dency Smith
(Opposite Courtenay Opera House.)
Latest Paris and New York
Hats and Bonnets Executed in Any Style.
Is now open lor business
with a nice fresh stock of
every thing good toeat.
Men's Pit Hoots, Underwear,
Overalls, Shirts, Etc., Etc.
■T$Ctl£A ££•*•>- r->T -
McRae, Acton & Hayman
■    Dunsmuir A.venue.
(Siddall's Tailor Shop.;
FOR SALE—Five acres nt Union
Buy, for (14,000. A two-story house
which cost 81,-iOO on the property.
A\so -10 fruit trees, Property is 500
feet from.C.P.Il, Railway. Terms and
particulars at this ollice.
Fifteen acres of Rood land; six
acres cleared; three acres in
market garden containing raspberries, strawberries, etc.
A new five roomed house,
chicken house,  barn. etc.
A  good  running  stream   of
spring water right at the door.
Also 200,000 feet of standing
lir timber.
Price  $3750.
E. W. Bickle,
Real Estate
FOR SALE—Two-story house, con
lainlng 11 rooms, on full sized lot.
Cleared, fenced, and planted with fruit
trees. A bargain, Part cash uud
terms io suit purchaser, Apply E. W.
FGIt 8/1LE -Edison Home Phono
L'rupli, almost-new; with 2 and 4 minute attachments; and 40 four-imnutt
records.   Apply W. //. Reese, Camp.
Plastering  Contractor,
Cement   Work.
Cumberland k Union Wnterworks Co.
Sprinkling will he allowed only two
ni^litsa week, viz., TUESDAY and
FUJ DAY, from 7 till 9 o'clock in the
Leaky taps must be attended to at
■ •nee.
Any changes or additions to existing
piping must he sanctioned hy tho company. By Order,
L. \V. Nunns, See
Cumberland, B.C., June29tli. 1912,
Synopsis ol Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining rights of thu Domini
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan an > Alber
the Yukon Territory. tht.N*.rt.h«eat Torr
tone.*, mul in a portion of the Province ot
Britiim Columbia, may be leased for a tet in
•>f twu.ity-otie years ar an annual n-niitl
81ao acre.      Nut more than 2.500ad.
will bi. leased to une applicant.
Applicstiiiu for a lease must be made b
he applicant in person to the Agent or hui
Agent of thu district in which thu right
applied for are situated.
tu surveyed territory the laud must hi
described by sectioua, or legal subdivisions
of sections, and in unsurveyed territory
the tract applied for shall be staked out by
ilumpplicaUt himself.
K-i'-h »ppli iMon must be nceompanieti
by a tee of $5 which will be rut muled if t tie
utihuapplied forare nutav.tilab.e, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall he paid on th*
m ere'.an table output of the mitte at tht
rate of five cents per ton.
Tho person operating the mine (dial
iuniii-.il the Agent with sworn returmmc
i uunting for the full quantity >f meieb
ant able coal mined and pay the royaltj
thereon. If the coal mining rights art
not being operated, such returns shall hi
The lun.nuv-.ill include thu coal miniii
rights only, but the h'snee may be permit
ted to purehane whatever  available sur
face rights may be considered  ueceasary
f >r thu working uf the mine at the rate of
(10.00 iiimcre.
For full information application eh-ml-i
bemaduto the Secretary of the Dep.it
ment ot the Interior, Ottawa, or to  any
V'f.iiti rSuh Ag. nt of Dominion Lauds
W  w. CORY,
Ooputy Mitiu>terof the Interior.
N.K- Unauthorized pubHoattutt of tin*
'.dvertiaumcot wilt not be (.aid for.
FOR SALE Standard Bred
mare three and a half years old
including a rubber tyre Buggy
and harness. At reasonable price
for further information enquire
at the Cumberland Hotel.
For Sale:—Five mules. Apply
N, McFayden, Cumberland.
J.C. Kennedy, who will be city
engineer for City of Cumberland
during the construction of the
cement sidewalk, arrived by
Thursdays evenings train.
The Department of Public
Work at Victoria have requested
Mayor McLeod to fnrnish them
with a plan of the 9C-MP1 ground.
It is expected that tenders will
be called for the new school build
ing without delay,
Tom Tapella and Fatty Aitken
in a Wrestling Bout at
Edmonton, July BOtli -- Only a smal
audience turned nut lo nee tlie tieesn.
McLean wrestling match last night
which was hi'ld under llu* uuspisus of
thu loyal Order of Moose al tho'lat
tar's club room! in tho McLean '.lock.
But those that did attend were tic ited
to a very interesting evenings entertainment.   There   were two araclting
good buUts singed and ihey    were   the
best seen in Edmonton for*long time.
The preliminary, which was between
Tapella aud Aitken, two local men, waa
a very clever exhibition of mat work.
Uotli men showed that .hey were not
novices at the game and IH'teen min
utes of hard work failed to produce
the winner. Aitkin was the lighter
<>f the two, but whnt he lacked in
weight he mado up for by his ability
and his constant tendency to wiggle
out of tight places.
The main Unit commenced at exactly 10.50 o'clock, lleese had an odvan
tage of seven pound over hi* opponent
when tliey welghen iu at the Y.M.C.A.
in the afternou. These few pounds
gave lleese quite nn advantage in ill.
match. McLean clearly demonstrated
the fact, however, thnt he was a wrestler of considerable merit, and gave
the heaver man a hard tussle. At'lei
nino miuutes had elapsed, Reese re-
cued a fatal hold and downed his
man. The secod fall came considerably faster Both wrestlers cami
hack fresh and went at it as if they
meant business. Reese had the better
of the second trial front the start1 and
i i three minutes secured the famous
toe hold ami McLean was beaten.
Mr Lounshury rcferoed both bouts
and gavo satisfaction to all, althougl
i here was considerable discussion bo
tore the bout al to just what constitut
•d the "strangle hold."
Special Lines in Gents
Furnishings for Saturday
^fl'f*.li<»'l*P miil'ts '" nM' Ntr,P<' •*m* fig1'1'*** patterns
Hi,.es u ,,, m, Kcgui«f *t.r*o Saturday special 81
artVlt  11 *itu '" B1»ok, Whit,*, Grey, Brown, Oreen, Bieg*, etc.
M. « 11    « I tl 11*.  Ass(„.t(.(] styles nud ,S /.es. lingular $.1.00 St »8.50
Saturday special $2
Our Range of Clothing is Complete
and ijp-to-date
P. O. Box 100 Phone 10
The Cu nberland Departmental Stores
W. A, WAOKNHAUsKU and F. P. ON ATE,   *   -   -   Proprietors
Mutsuhito, for forty-four years
Emperor of Japan, died at Tokio
last Tuesday morning. Yo Shihito
Haru-No-Miya reigns under the
fomula provided by the constitution promulgated by Mutsuhito.
"The King is dead; long live the
Mutsuhito, who was the one
hundred and twenty-first emperor
of Japan, had been unconscious
many hours prior to his death,
and the empress, the crown prince
and the most prominent officials
of the household and the government were at the bedside.
We understand that arrangements have been made and plans
and specifications completed for
the erection of a building, the dimensions being 120 by 50 feet antl
two stories high. It will be used
as a skating rink and opera house.
Mai'occhi Bros, have in course
of erection a two storey block on
the corner of Second Street and
Penrith Avenue. When completed
it will make a large addition to
their grocery and bakery establishment.
J.P. Watson, accompanied by
his son Willie, and his daughters
Grace and Annie, also Miss Hilda
Watson were passengers by Friday's morning train enroute to
Vancouver and the sound city,
on a two week vacation.
What might have been a serious
accident happened at the dumping wharf of the Comox & Logging Railway Company Thursday
afternoon when the treseling,
which forms part of the wharf,
collapsed. Locomotive No. 3 and
the unloading engine that was
standing on the wharf at the time
now lies at the bottom of the sea,
and Ridhard Dixon the engineer
is in the Hospital with a broken
leg. The remaining portion of
the crew escaped unhurt. For-
tunatly the tide was out at the
time of the accident.
My Client is
leaving the City
and wants to
sell in two weeks!
Large Commodious Modern House
Recently Painted and Papered, 7 Rooms, including Bath Room,
all Plastered, Hot and Cold Water, Two Ranges, Basement:
with Wash house Boiler and hot water connections, Work Shop
and Root Cellar combined, Two Verandahs, Some Furniture,
Harden, Chicken Mouse and Chicken Run, Fruit Trees, on »
Comer Lol CO by 120 ill quiet part of city, Lots of Shade
Trees.    All for the exceptionally low price of
on terms to suit legitimate buyer.
A (iooo Boarding house proposition. You must we
ltnio diali'lj it' you expect lo buy a bargain uf this kind.
A**k to see iny lisl of farms, li acre tracts, bosrding house and lots for sale
furnishing Establish
T. IE. B-A


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