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Fa// Clothing
No 17
Subscription price $1.50 per year.
Union Won from Cour
tenay by Score of
Fourteen to Six
The Union Waiters lmd n r gnliu
swat, fi'*' at Courtenay hist Sunday,
when they poinded two iif L'ourtenuy's
pitchers all ahoul the pasture, mill won
liy 14-6 score.
First Innings—Union Hay, Ralo I*
Claire anil Chirk struck out. 0 run-
Courtenay— Anileiton was hltliy s pit
ched ball, st"le second l>tft was caught
ftteahng thirilj Martin went out third
to first; J McNeil went nut catcher lo
first 0 runs.
Second Inn tigs,— Union Bay, Droski
was sufe when his hunt got away from
the p:tcher; Robinson was out pltohei
to first; the lirst baseman in de a wilt,
throw for third to catch Droski allow
ing him to 80 ire; Smith wa- nut .-aai
cher to lirstj Soutitierv il- llew our n
second 1 run
Courtenay—A. McNeil hit safe Is'
tween first and second; Thomas hi
safe to ri„'ht, catcher tried to go:
Thomas at sec nd anil McNeil scored.
Wagner hit to short and was out at
first; Thomas scored on a passed ball
Dixon Hew out to left; Fabor hit ti
second who threw wild to first; Clilli
hit safe to left scoring Falair; Ander
ton went out hy the shortstops roun
8 runs
Third Innings,—Union Bay—Field
fanned; Jiiiues hit safe to left; Balo''
bunt went safe; Le Claire hit a tly ti
right which was missed, Jumes anil
Balo scoring; Clark struck out; Droski
got a pas* and when the catcher tried
to catch him stealing second I* Claiii
came home; Hubinson hit safe to rigln
scoring Droski hut wns caught stealiur
second.    4 runs
Courtenay—Martin popped out ti
first. J. McNeil hit safe between firs
and second; A. McNeil Hew out ti
third; Thomas hit to second who miss
ed it; Centre fielder got the ball ami
threw t.cNeil nut at third 0 runs.
Fourth Innings—Union Bay, Smith
flew out to left; Soinmerville was sah
ou a hit to second; Field went out to
the p.tcher; James llew out to left. I
runs. Courtenay—Wagner got a bast
on bulls; Dixon went out nt first who
doubled on Wagner at second; Fabei
was safe on an error at first; Cliffe hit
to right; Anderton hit to pitcher who
, caught Fuller nt the plate.    0 runs
Fifth Innings.—Union bay—Balo
hit sale to short; Le Claire struck oul,
Clark hit u two-bugger to left scoring
liul ; Droski got a three base hit 1
left scoring Cla k; Robinson nVw ou
to right; Smmerville hit to sccoiu.
Droski scor ng; the first bus 'inan dro
pped the ti.row slid Smith scored.
Somuicrvllle was caught at third. 4
Courtenay—Martin flew nut to sec
ond; J, McNeil went out toihepitolioi
A. .McNeil llew out lo short i> run .
Sixih Inning—Uniiii liny -Anile
ton replaced Thomas to tin' box f i
Courtenay, Pli Id g t a base on pitcher.
fumble; Juillus struck out; llttlo foui
ed out to catcher; Fielu wus caugh
stealing thitd" 0 runs. Courtenay—
Thomas was oul on a liner to sic.nd,
Wugnei flew out to first; D.xun wit
si fe on first's error; lu stealing secoiu
his knee came iu contact with hoinmei
ville's back while he WnB in act 01
catch ug the hull pulling him oul tin
the remaining of the game; Janus
ciime in to second and liyuu went in
the field; Falair retired the side pitch
ei to first.    0 runs
Seventh Innings,—Union Bay—Lc
Claire was safe when second il topped hit
fly; Clark flew out to third; Droski hit
safe to third; Kobinson hit to second
forcing Droski; Smith hit to short win.
threw to third to catch Le Claire,
but the hall missed, and I* Claire aim
Robinson scored; Ryan hii safe ovei
third; Field hit safe to right scoring
Smith and Ryan; James was safe oi
an error at Hist; Balo went out short
to first.   4 runs   Courtenay,—Cliffe
RaisesMoney for Cause
and Take Hand in
Civic Politics
The friends of temperance were invited by the ladies ol the W. C. T. U. ti
ipend the evening of Monday last nne
meet Dr. Spencer and Dr. Thomson, tin
Utter is * medical missionary who hat
been mint i f hi* life in China and is vis-
itiiu/their miwion* in the West.
The ladies with all their usual large
heartedness, provided a sumptuous spreat
of thr good thing* uf life, in the form ol
* substantial supper fl inked by the cu]
t tat cheer* but due* rut intoxicate.
The meeting wa* held in the basement
rem of the Presbyterian Church.
Conversational speeches were made hy
the visitor*, the ministers of the different
church, s, the mayor and quite a number
of pi zciis, with Mr. P. Acton in the
On the motion of Dr. Spencer, Krai" -
fully put, an enthusiastic vote uf thai k>
wa* passed to the W.C.T.U. wh ch thi
President, Mr*. Gillespie acknowledged,
dating that it was a pleasure to their at-
sociatiun to *ssi*t in any and every way
both then and at any future opportunity
in all work that would lead to the up-
<if ing and betterment of the City geuei-
Thar* was a substantial (mount raised
and paid in by the guest* of the ucoaaioi
which was presented to Dr. Spencer toward* th* necuury expenses of the Temperance and Moral Reform crusade.
A spontaneous and very hearty resolution wr« unanimously paased, requesting the mayor to agaiu pi c* hia -
self at the service of the city fur anothet
year. It was felt that he had worked
hard for the general good,
but especially in the matter of the installation uf a sewerage system and the securing uf the grant of (9000 toward* thi
cost by the very valuable *ui*tance of
our member, Mr. Manson, and which it
«*• believed he, Mr. McDonald would be
the moat likely person to again get the
<rant renewed: th* finance* of the cit>
make thi* renewal a necessity, if the pub-
tic health is to be prutected, *nd * forward step in building up our city is to be
The singing of "Qud Save the King'
brought a very pleasant gathering to u
,'otapass;    Anderton hatted out   ol
turn and was out.   0 runs.
Eighth Innings,—Union Bay—I
Claire hit to centre who dropped the
hall; Clark   hit to  third   forcing Lo
i "
.'lain', Droski hit to p teller and lim
iafe when the first baseman dropped
he ball,' Clark sc red when they tried
mi catch Droski at second; liobillson
uit to pitcher who threw Droski
out ut hill; Smith struck uut. 1
A. McNeil llew out to lirst; Thomas
■vas sufe on sec ml fumble; Wnglli i
went nut pitcher to first; D.xon gut a
base ou bulls; Falor hit safe to left
scoring Thomii-; Clitic hit sufe to left;
Anderton flew out to left; 1 run.
Ninth Innings,-- Union Bay Ityun
went out short stop to first; Field hit
safe to third: James got a pass; Balo
hit to pitcher and the liases were full.
I* Claire hit to pitcher who caught
Field at the plate; Clark flew out to
the pitcher, o runs Courtenn.v—
Martins bunt went safe; J, McNeil
went out first baseman to pitcher who
covered the bag; A. McNeil hit safe
to centre; Thomas struck nut; Wagner
hit safe over third; Dixon was hit by
pitched hall fotcing Martin home; A.
McNeil scored ou a paused lull; Fab
or struck out.    2 runs,
12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Courtrnay 03000001 2—13
Union       0 14 0 4 0 4 1 0—14
ran found
Dixon a Clever Boxei
But Too Light for
The Wyatt Dixon flghi on Monde
ight went the scheduled ten rotiud.
illhough it is pnliable that Wyut
•mild have won earlier had lie so desir
Dixon proved himself a clever am
,'ame little figluer but n difference ol
ight pounds waa too heavy ahumi:cu|>.
Wyatt entered the ring at 136 lbs,
■ bile Dixon t:pped the scales at 128.
The officials were,-Refuree, Ronald.
Timekeepers, Colpitis and Wilson,
In Wyatt's corner wi iv,-A Thomson
Hob Johnston and Jno Day, wlnh
Dixon second's were Sandy Dewar.
iVm Herd and Alex Rowan.
The referee siated that tlie police
lmd informed him that if any person
I ft their seat and crowded to I lief run
is theydl I at the last boxing bout, the
li,'hl would be stopped This was un-
necessary as the best nf order prevailed
luring the fight.
At ton o'clock referee Ronalds cnll-
■d the men together, and introduced
them ns John Dixon of Cumberland,
champion of Vancouver Island nnd
Fred Wyntt of Ottawa, undefeated
baiiipion of Canada.
Hound 1 —Both men came up cautiously, and after some feinting and
sparring, Wyatt succeeded in lauding
i vicious right to Dixon* neck. Dixon
If pped lo the floor and stayed dow
o the count of eight. On getting up, he landed n light one on Wyai ft
i lead and clinched. The referee separated them us the gong sounded. <
Round 2 Very Utile fighting dune in
bats round Dix<>n keeping at a distance
Wyatt landed one on Dixon's body and
ihey clinched; Dixon lead for jaw
.vas blocked; Wiatt laudcii a I ght onto fuce ns g.oig sounded.
Round 3 Wyatt iu this round show
ed his ability us a blocker, time and
again Dixon tried to land ou face and
laxly but was cleverly blocked.
Round 4 After some sparring Dixon
allied oue on Wyatt jaw, and in return
got one on bobv and one on face; Wyatt
tried for punch to jaw hut Dixon clev
erly ducked. Both sparred until end
of rouud.
Round 5 Wyutt rushed Dixon tu
'lie ropes and lauded two to body anil
une to f.--.ce; Wyutt tried for Iwaly again
'til Dixon ducked und lauded un Wy 11
Round 6 Both men came up strong;
Dixon led for face but wus hlocked:
Wyatt landed a light one to jaw and
thev clinched; Dixon put ono to body
and Wyatt landed to face nt ond of
Round 7 Wyntt pleased the loveis "t
ihetlstleart hy his eluver upper cuts
getting some damaging blows to Dix
on's jaw, Dixon hit light to body am
nil Ii clinched; Iu the bri'iil ftWnyWyall
lauded one on Dixons shoulder; spur
ing continued until the gong wus souiu
Round 8 Dixon rushed mutters in
his round, landing two to Wyutt face
VVyntt landed one on body end tried
fin Jaw but Dixon ducked; Wyatt land
'd I glit ou lace as g ug sounded.
Round 0 D'.xon appeared u little
groggy) Wyatt allowed him to land
several on his face which took no effeo
tVyalt lauded light on body and the)
Round 10 Dixon looked stronger in
this round, and did some clever ducking; Wyutt lauded light to face and
01X011 light to body; They clinched
when tlie rouud ended.
The referee declared the bout a draw
ns both men were fighting strong at
the end of the tenth.
In the preliminaries young Robin-am
,'ot the ileciioii over Jno Boyd after I
rounds of tame fighting,
Wynne got the decision over J.
Thompson in three fast rounds.
Our reporter is loud in his praise of
the thouglitfulnoss  of   the   manage-
Meetings at Courtenay
and Hereto Discuss
A sp'cUl meeting uf the local Dev»"
•pniant League w*s held on F'iduy i(>t.
iint., to welcome Mr, C bourn, P.em
Unit of the Island L"ague, md > i.
Shepherd .xi>ert mineral) gist, ai.d Mi.
licklin. Secretary of the Nanuimo Du\
olnpinent League..
These  gentlemen,   accompanied     > 3
0 louel U .ldeu, who wan stmt   by  8
I'lum ShaughneMHy nf the 0. P. U., to hi
certain the needs of the District and u
port them direct.
The oun'eii of the var 1<<us speech**
#a» the building of the E. ft N. eitei.
•itui, (was this a C P. It. bluff, or did i
mean buaihesB after all?)
Then there was the grevious condi
ion of the mail service in regard ti
which the peoples'pa. ience had reacheo
ihe limit. The freight service by steam
r was also vigorously criticised, it beiiu
itated that freight fur C >m< 1 whar
wbuld not be accepted unless prepaid.
»nd if you did not meet it, it was dumj
jd duwii and left tu the mercy of win'
-.nd weather, as the e was no one appoint
ed to take charge of it in any way, coi •
iider-tble luos resulting thereirum.
The Cumberlai d meeting was al<n
very similar lines, ihe until service be
tug heavily scored, and the inconveni
ence caused by no apppointment of •
Customs Officer being made, which resulted in considerable loss to merchant'
The same eourae was adapted at boil
meetings, committees being appointed ti
draw up resolutions embudying the dif
rerent complaints, copies to be forwards
to the proper departments of ihe Dumin
ion Government, other branches >f tin
Development League and the ne<tspiv
pers, and bo inaugurated a detenu 11
tighi uuiil remedies be appii d.
Meeting uf Citizen's League.
A meeting of the Citizen's League wa
held on Wednesday evening, President
J. Reid in the chair.
After reading aud adoption of niinuttt*
the matter of tire escapes at the public
school was discussed; it transpired that
the Trustees had already arranged to
have a wooden fire escape erectel, but a
member of the League, Mr. J. Thomson
thought it was a pity not to have a prop
or iron one and suggested that the Trustees should hold the matter back un'il
the meeting of the Lu>it-ue to wa if some
means could be devised to raise suftieieit,
for an iron escape, the Trustees be'iif
limited to $40, all they had in hand. Alter diBCiiHHiuu it was carried that a com-
inittee should wait upon thu Trustees ano
Teachers ami suggest that the children
he provided with subscription cards to
collect, it being bulieved that, they would
tiasily get the amount necessary fur so Vila! a necessity.
It was also carried that a committee
wait upon Drs. Gillespie and MauKaug'i-
ou to asueitain if it w old he pouible I
Mart a medical fund of $1.00 a month foi
the ci belli  Uut in the   em 1-y  of the
Wellington Colliery Ou,, upon somewhat
the same lines as the Company.
It was further decided to wait upon
the Colliery's manager in reference to
the quality of the coal sold to the citi-
zi-ns, also an arrangement lie imilured into with the City Cuunoil f«1 a nominal
pi ice for weighing it,   as under the pre*
nt arrangeuii'iitH some  people got  lfHH)
I'm, and some 25UU Hi.-, for a ton, all dc-
<• mtii.g up'tii thu teauiBter loading it.
Addresses Meeting  :
at City Hall and
Airs His Views
Dr Spencer preached tn larae congref
vtlon onSunday last in the Methodist ai»
Presbyterian Churches, aud being a flu
j it speaker was listened to with urest
He also addressed the Sunday Scl ool
nd young people iu the afternoon.
There was a mass meeting of tl e
fiends of temperance in the City Hal)
f'.ar the evening seivioe which vss
argely attended, his address being s
' >rceful arrangement of the evils of thi
iquor traffic, also of the dancing halls
ambling dens, and the white slave traf
ic, which Dr. Ernest Hall, of Victors,
itated in a public speech, was a worst
mourge in any community than stnallpoi
■yphus fever, bubonic plague, aud all tin
infectious diseases combined.
He outlined the growth of the Local
Option Leagues work for the past twi
It had p esented a petition to the Government containing 35O0J nam .'s, 10001
<f which were voters asking for a plebts
lite which resulted in a majority in favi 1
of .1700 votes more than received by all
ttie members elected, but was 500 les*
iitiau one half the t. tal votes polled in
the last election.
As the Government could not afford ti
more lOt'OO  they brought iu the mos
Uastiu liquor act known, and which,  i
igorously put in f rce  would prove ai
• fective check on the trade.
The   Local   Option  Leagues did no
-naider that they hud got a fair deal,an
pplied the Dominion G'tvernnient whit
md made tne Scott Act applicable in b
J , so that now 25 per cent, of the  pet
>le iu any eity can petition to have   si
ec ion under the Scott Act, il tucceief.
he poll can have it put in force   ti
"Be all saluuiia   aud wholesale   houati
11 the city.
Preparations are now being made fo
i • election under the Scott Act in Chil
wuck and Prince Rupert.
Tne meeting   closed with   a vote    11
iirUika to the speaker.
uit'iit in Imving scuta for ropnrtcrs nl
die ringaide au Unit ull iletuil* uf tin'
fight coulil be ubtuiut'il without n;iy
Uefiree Ronalds has requcsttid us to
state ilmt after tlie nion were in lb«'
ring ha wus infuriui'd thut. an agreamenl
hail liei'ii ri'Rclii'il thai if holll nu'Ii
were un tlieir feet ut the viul of the
tenth round the bout was to he doelared
uilraw. Mr. Ronalds wants It clearly
under btond lhat hi' wus thus Uliubl
tiidi'i-lnie the fight anything else than
a draw, This information is for the
lenef t uf those who were bucking
Wyatt iu the belting and have l»ie<i
criticising the decision given.
To the Editor Inlander.
Dear Bin—May I aak a little (pact in
your valuable paper to make a suggeatiui
which ha« been very favorably received
y thote tn «hum 1 have already tpuken
I'his is that a Cumin rifle club ihuuld lit
1 think that i.o difficulty would h.
anul iu i.btaining the uae of the reall,
-pluudid range un the Spit, and *e o ul
itber torui a branch ut the B. C. Kiti.
'SBociatiiin, ur a club receiving it* wan
>ut dimot from (.uveriiment,
During the wilier uiunths practice
with the aiming tu be, or, fur junior mi in
.lira and Udiea with the war i.ftice niii.-
..turti ritli-, carried un indoor*.
I shall be ulad tu heir frum anyone h.-
lertated and 1 may Ray that thure are al
ready fuur meiubur* here willing to d
til in their puwer to help un the tnovi -
Yortia ETf.
(i.  l.t.KlVUF.VN Wiion
* # *
I'o the Editor Islander.
Dear rib,—We have It on good au
t hority that a complaint has been mini,
to the Lioenye Comntissioners thai tin
Pilsener BrewingOo., ut' this town an
iu tlie htibituf harboring a' number o.
inebriates at tlm brewery on .Sundays.
The above company flatly tinny the
charge, uud hereby call upon tin1 individual who sent iu tha abuVO complaint
to prove his stutemuuts.
for Pilsener IlKKwiNfl Co Ltd
F. Ramsay Mgr.
Cumberland   Aerie
Looks Forward to
Brilliant Future
Cumberland Aerie ol *he Fraternal
Infer of Eagle* wa* instituted un Thurs-
lay evening, Grand Worthy President
' r Western Canada, Bro. F. J. Lynch,
f New Weatuiiuator, being the iuatitut-
ug officer.
Tlie new lodge ia no weakly youngster
ut from it* very inception is * ttrong
aid vigorous organization, both as tu
he quantity and quality of it* mem-
wrs, and fi. socially alio is in a flourish-
ig condition.
Over one hundred candidate* were in-
iated intu the myiteriea of Eaglehood,
hile a o naiderable number more *r*
•ailing for the next night of meeting to
ie initiated,
Bro. Lynch look* forward to * brilliant
uture fur Cumberland Aerie, which for a
iew Aerie took first rank among the Ea-
,le lodges in B. C. Several week* ago ha
aaugurated an Aerie iu Prince Rupert,
<hich he considered a banner lodge, but
t would have to take second place to Cum-
lerlaud which had gone one better.
Mr. Lynch is the right man in the
ight place and attended to the duties of
.is office in a thorough manner. He was
ssisted in the work of institution hy a
umber of officers and members of Nanai-
no Aerie.
Financially the new Aerie is on a firm
asis; After paying f r paraphanalia and
thor expenses they have a balance
.'.thabank tu their credit of considers-
ily over $000.
The ofticets for the term were elected
.nd the the new Aerie is to be coii*ratul>
.(ed upon its liatuf officer*. Mr. P. Stud-
Urt wus unanimously chosen as the Ae-
m's first Worthy President.
The slogan of the Order it a grand on*
tnd une that member* of the organization
hould ever keep in mind : "If I Can't
-ipeak Well of a Brother Eagle, I Will
Speak no 111 of Him."
The meeting night ha* been filed for
no first aud third Wednesday iu every
At the conclusion of the lodge business an adjournment w»» taken to th*
the Cumberland Hall, where a *oci»l
lession was held.
Frank Trapp of T. J. Trapp & 0
druli-rs I' ►giicubural implements uf Ne
Westminster was in town  this  week in
t lit. uiteests uf his firm,
A nioiting uf thePuliceCummiasionorf
w„s Ii III mi Tuos'lay evening several
nutters wi re t»lkial ■ vor upon which definite action was duferred because uf tin
unavoidable sbaenoe of C miniissinner
Huinal with the understanding that
another meeting w. Uld be held at an
I esriy dsto.
Special Attraction!
On Monday and Tuesday Sept., 26th,
md 27th, Miss Louise Byrd, "The Colo-
iial girl," will be at the City Hall. Mis*
lyrd ia« vaudeville artist of national re-
.utatiun and will be seen in some of the
nost beautiful transformation scenes ev-
ir seen on a stage.
Also, as a special feature, the gnat
ilui of the Elgin National Tro-
hy R ad Rtces has been secured. The
'hicago Inter Ocean of Sept., 12th says:
'The film of thu Elgin National Road
tacos were shown at the Chicago Athla-
ic Club last night to member* and their
lieuils and the scenes were *o exciting
hat both men and women stood on the
iliairs and cheered wildly. Thi* film
flows thuae wondeiful contests from
tart to finish. The spectator sees it all
.round the course, Mulford, Buck,
iiearne, Livingstone aud all th* great
miter racers are seen swinging the fam-
ais florubeck corner, hitting th* hog-
iack on the hack stretch and clashing
iait the tape at H4 miles an hour. It is
■ ho supreme triumph uf moving plctur
asking, nothing like it; nothing so sen-
ttional ur exciting as this picture.
Ou account uf the enormous expanse
incurred in aociiring these wonderful at-
notions the admission will be 26 cents
in all, Monday und Tuesday evenings.
Ou Tuesday afternoon, at 4 p. m. a
pecial matinee will be given, when all
children will bo admitted fur 10 cents.
Tlie first performance will be given at
7 p. m. sharp; thu second at H I'O p.m.
Miu Eileen Segravo entertained a large
number of her little friends on last
Wednesday, Sept. 21st. The occasiin
iieing her 6th birthday. She was the re-
'ipieut of many nice present*. There
>uro no less than 4R uf Cumberland'*
promising youngsters took advantage uf
the invitation.
Mr Thnmss Cartwright formerly of the
linn nf Rickson andCartwright has taken
part uf K. Aida'a establishment and in-
lunds dealing in gents' furnishings and
children's wear all of the very latest
Union Bay notes are boing held over
ull our next issue., THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
(By Burford Delannoy)
facta ciuiu
HUT.     HIS
suit'.    Lot
XAM u ■ * snapper up of unconsidered
trifles," although not perhaps in
tlio House" thut Shnkespeure meant.
On retiring from business, 1 took up tho
fold curiosity" hobby. Now 1 am for
over haunting Christie's and Puttick's
salerooms, on tho look-out for small bar
•rains—the depth of my purse will not
allow me tii considor large ones.
The late Marquis of Ppucewortk's ef-
iimler the auctioneer's hum-
collection of curios wore re-
Puttiek   and   Simpson's for
n wns catalogued simply as
a "uirato's flag."
When "un view." I looked at this.
It was a triangular shaped piece of
black limit ing, with the design of tlie
skull and orossbonos on it. Despito the
"certificate" with it, I did not expect
it would be knocked down at a high
figure, and put a pencil tide against, the
■ umber in my catalogue.
Tho piece of parenment evidenced
that the Hug had floated from the masthead of the famous—or infamiius—Captain Blackboard's vessel when, in the
■seventeenth century, that gentleman
was ono nf the terrors of the .Spanish
Next day the tilings were Bold. When
the flag was fluttered from the rostrum,
anil the auctioneer descanted ou its
value, he l'uilod to excite any Keenness
in the crowd of buyers. As a youngster,
J had fed inysolf up on fiction of tho
"Alone in the Pirate's Lair" type—
possibly that accounted for my delight
when the lot was knocked down to me
for the modest sum of five shillings.
I was not the only person who thought
it Inn! a value. That was evidenced by
the fact that, before the next ha If-dozen
lots were sold, a man—tall, swarthy,
and foreign hmking—entered the room
breathlessly and forced his way to the
feont, lie" immediately inquired if Lot
No. fi had boon sold. Happening to bo
•lose to him 1 was able to introduce
myself as the purchaser; pride of possession possibly prompted me to volunteer tho  information.
To my surprise he cursed under his
Wreath. 1 distinctly hoard him. My
astonishment was due to the fact that
he had an indefinable air about him that
Made mo think him connected with the
Clin re h. He at once endeavored to outer
into conversation with me.
L however, was busy bidding. Two
or three other lots had been "ticked"
by me, so I gave him scant attention.
When, however, the auctioneer reached
tfce bigger lots, 1 put my pencil and
•artalogue in my pocket and turned to
go. Looking over my shoulder I found
my foreign friend following me.
That amused mo. Moreover, there
was a look ou bis face that made me
smile. But for the fact that two ceu-
Uries had passed since the flag had battled with tho breeze, I should have concluded that ho was a literal descendant
•f the famous Blackboard. Ho had a
sufficiently evil expression, anyway, despite his priestly air.
Having nothing else to do at tho mo-
went, I listened when the man spoke.
Ho coveted my possession—Lot No. .1.
I shook my head when he offered mo an
■any pounds as I had bid shillings. I
shook it again when ho offered a hundred pounds. But I didn't shako it
w*eu ho multiplied it by ten! His rap-
i*j advances assured me that I had so-
•aired something worth having. I have
all the love of a curio-hunter for
Had the stranger afforded me time to
think, I should, possibly, have accepted
hia olTer. There wore a hundred and
•ne things I hankered after for my
little museum which a thousand pounds
would pay for. But ho misunderstood
my silence, and, turning ou his heel,
■arched away.
That night Colonel Phillips called on
me. We sat together smoking and chatting, I —metaphorically— at his foot.
For, although our tastes usual! yran in
the samo grooves, ho was travelled and
learned, and what he did not know
about old world things, was not worth
Naturally I was full of the flag I had
purchased. When I showed it to him,
the Colonel shook his bead and said:
"What on earth made you take a
fancy to the accursed thing?"
"Accursed?" It was half question,
half exclamation I voiced.   "Why!"
' ■ Well, it is—literally—cursed. I
happen to know the history of "
"You really don't mean to say, Phillips, that you aro superstitious enough
to "
"Pacts are stubborn things," ho interrupted doggedly. "Listen to thorn,
and you can form your own conclusions,
Two priests were kidnapped by Blackboard and put tO the torture."
"I thought thut pirates' hauls were
"Wait, Tho priests knew things he
wanted to know. Blackboard had orig
till, if not pleasant, methods of extract
lug Information. A repentant pirate
had given the priests a chart, of some
burled treasure his accumulations for
years. Blackboard hankered after that.
Tfce priests wanted it for the benefit of
tboir own Order. That was how the
trouble arose."
"Still, I don't see what that has to
dt with tho flag?"
"You shall hear. Tho priests refused
tf open their lips. Blackboard had
dealt with dumb men before. He had
them hauled to tho masthead in a looped
rope, There, witu tho blazing sun
beating down on their tonsured
beads, they clung to the topmast from
which the flag flew. So long as they
could stand the heat and hold on they
wore all right—but, necessarily, unaccustomed to such a position, that would
not last for long. When the time came
that they o,rew dizzy and relaxed their
grip, thoy would crash to the dock below—or drop into the soa— just as the
ship happened to be at the moment of
their fall."
"Captain Blackboard had rather a
reputation," tho Colonel replied grimly.
"for tlie perpetration of horrible things.
Occasionally ho walked to tho foot of
the mast and sang wy to tho poor
wretches clinging aloft, tn know if they
had 'had enough.' Hut he was accorded
no answer; thoy were busy holding on—
and praying."
"True to their Order."
•Mm., of tho priests was a little older
than the othor. His grip relaxed first.
His death was an easy one: he dropped
straight into the soa. The other's was
a less merciful death: ho crashed down
on to tho deck. Tho shock brought back
some of the consciousness tlmttho aim
had burnt away. Broken-limbed and
battered as he was, he lived long enough
to pronounce a curse on the Bag and
OVOry soul who sailed under it.     In  lii>
final grip he had torn down the bunting
and roachod deck with it in his hand."
"How horrible!"
"Itefore tho breath was quite out ot'
what was left of him, ho was scraped up
and tossed into tho soa. Whilst tho
deck whore he had fallen was being
swnhod, Blackboard roared iu merriment
over tho curse, and, ns tho flag was run
up again, swore that a priest's curse
was a blessing on the '.lolly linger,'and
that good luck would follow them!"
"\le proved wrong. That was his last
voyage. As you know—the 'certificate'
tells you so—he was hanged in chains,
possibly experiencing something of the
torture that he inflicted on his two
priestly victims."
"Coincidence!" I exclaimed. "Besides, that was two hundred years ago."
"True! But is is easy to come nearer homo. You know bow the Marquis
of Penccworth died?"
"Of course: horrible accident! Stray
shot—no ono know who fired the gun—
whilst, partridge shooting."
"But, Phillips, you say 'exactly' in a
voice as if—you surely don't "
"Glance again at tho certificate you
acquired with the flag," he interrupted
gravely. "The previous owner was
Prince Krapokiu. Do you know how he
"It is a matter of history."
"M'yes! It made a bit of a sensation, didn't it? Go down the list. His
predecessor in possession was his brother.   Do yon know how he died?"
"Assassination," I replied shortly,
for the uncanny recital was getting on
my" nerves a little. "They wore both of
an unlucky house."
"Thoy had the flag in the family,"
the Colonel observed grimly.
Then, shrugging his shoulders, he added:
"But a 'man who complies against
his will!' You'll keep the accursed
thing, of course? If I may close with a
piece of advice—a double piece—it is
that, firstly, you should make your will;
and, secondly, that you leave directions
in it that the flag shall be burnt by
your executor."
I laughed—not hearty mirvb, I must
admit. Soon after that wo said goodnight. As I let the Colonel out, I noticed a man hanging about whoso figure
seemed somehow familiar to mo. Aa ho
withdrew into the shadow I located him.
It was tho tall foreigner of the saleroom.
Frankly, I felt just a triflo nervous.
Of course, it would not bo a very difll-
cult matter to obtain from the auctioneer'a clerk the name and address of the
purchaser of a specific lot. AH tho
same, I wondered. Why should ho bo
hanging about my place? The place,
too. where the flag was. I told myself,
as I cloaed the door, that 1 shivered
with the cold; honestly, it, was a shudder
of fear.
I paasod a wretched night. A dozen
times I turned ovor and punched my
pillow. No doubt the uncanny story
Colonel Phillips had told mo was responsible for my restlessness,
Suddenly I sat up, stiffened, and listened. There was a noise in tho outer
room, the one which opened out by the
French windows on to the lawn.
To slip into my trousers was the work
of a moment. Inside a minute 1 had
noiselessly snatched a revolver from its
case on a shelf, shoved in a couple of
cartridges, and was stealing out on my
way to the room from which tho sound
had come. Just a long breath as I fingered tho handle, then I flung open tho
" Hands up!"
The midnight visitor, stooping ovoi
an open drawer in my table, uttered a
little gasp, then straightened up. Tho
moon, coming in at the open window,
showed mo his face. It. was my friend
of the auction room.
Tho sight of him unnerved me. An
uncanny, superstitious feeling, I fancy,
got hold of me—thanks to Colonel Phillips! It was the foreigner's opportunity, and ho was quick to seize it. Before
l could get tho weapon pointed again
lie had sprung at and seized me by the
throat and waist.
All I could du waa to pull the trigger
as he boro me to the ground. But tho
bullet only found a billot in tho wall.
It alarmed the neighbors, though, as a
pistol-shot, in tho dead of night, has a
way of doing. My assailant realized
that, for, with a muttered curse, ho
tnrew mo off and darted out of the
window—escaped before 1 could recover
sufficiently to fire my second enrtridge
after him.
It took me nearly the rest of tho
night to explain to those who rushed to
my assistance something of what had
happened. The story no doubt sounded
like the wild ravings of a lunatic. I
rather incline to tho belief that they
thought I had gone to bod after looking
on the wine when it was particularly
I had another foreign visitor! But
the second one enmo in tho light of day,
and in a perfectly open manner. lie
was dressed in priestly garb, and after-
wardB I learnt that he was a Brother
of the samo Order as tho two men whom
Captain Blackboard had done to death.
Ho, too, opened up negotiations with
mo for the "Jolly Roger"! but on wlial
ho no doubt considered strictly honest
lines. At first I was frigid with him,
feeling—my body, with the bruises loft
bv my night assailant, looked someth'ne
like the map of England—that I should
forever loath0 everything Spanish, from
its nnio.. to its king.
But he was a bnrn diplomat. FTis
suavity wore down my boorish ness.
When T realized that ho was really a
gontloman, nnd nol likely to play thiev
ish pranks, f listened morn attentively;
even tnld Iiiui of Hifl iiftempt at robbery,
lie frowned nl  that, and said:
"I understand.   I know tho would be
thief. Ho used to be of our Order. Tho
|ust—grocd—took possession of him.
Forgetting his vows, ho followed up the
clues we had obtained for his own bone
lit. It would only havo boon justice had
vim shot the renegade dead."
••We liave a little more respect for
]iiV iu this country," I observed drily—
iddiug significantly—"It sooms to bo
held somewhat cheaply in yours."
"You mean the deaths uf those who
ii vo from time to time possessed the
flag?" ho smiled. "Thoy wero wumed.
each aud overy one. They would not
give up possession. We BAD to see
the Hag. Our eyes never should have
left the Marquis of Penccworth. A little laxity in our vigilance, and, as a
result, wo heard of tho sale-too late.
I arrived in England yesterday to learn
that you aro the possessor. That is why
1 am' here. To buy. if possible; otherwise, to warn you,
"Warn!" I blurted out the word.
"Do you know that you are iu Eng
, "So," ho answered quietly, "wore
tho last five persons who held possession
of it."
"Do vou th.uk you will frighten
"No." He uttered the negative after a full minute's dose examination
of my face. "I think not." Ho shook
his head. "For which I am sorry. I
hoped to."
'' I suppose,'' I said sarcastically,
"that it doesn't strike you as a curious
reasoning? I purchase—pay for with
my nwn money—an article that you happen to want, aud you coolly turn up
hero and threaten "
"It is the same thing," 1 Bttid impatiently, annoyed by his interruption.
"Warn mo of tho likelihood of my own
death if 1 don't give it up."
"The end ovor justifies the means."
"That's your way of looking at it.
Franklv, all this threatening and warning and attempted robbery business has
swollen my obstinacy into a groat big
bump. Your renegade offered mo a
thousand pounds for the flag. I would
not take double tho amount fur it now."
"I am sorry. He shrugged his shoulders. "After all, to you it is but the
possession of a curiosity. To mo—to all
mv Order—gaining of the secret it holds
is the keeping of our oaths."
"You arc talking so much Dutch to
me.   What secret can it hold?"
"That." he smiled, "is just what wo
need to know, Two hundred years ago
two of mv Order wero tortured to death
whilst thev hold that flag."
"[ kuuw—I have hoard that."
"Thev died cursing it. There was an
object In their doing that. Tho words
of the curse were repeated to us. Ther
was a hidden moaning in thorn, but we
understood. Prom that moment it be
came necessary for us to gain possession
of that flag."*
"To it, our brothers had committed
the secret nf the our led treasure."
" I don't understand."
"Lot me tell you. A man died, In
queathing us his wealth. Ho gave ns
a parchment chart showiug where it was
buried. That chart or map, for safety's
sake, was cut into six portions, each not
much larger than a dollar piece, aud
rolled in wax till it looked no bigger
than an ordinary match or vesta. The
two priests who were tortured to death
each had one of those, and, before dying, they pushed them through the silk
into the Hag itself. The words of tho
curse, repeated to us, told us that."
"1 begin to see. You think that if
you had that you would recover "
"That is it. I have said more than
T ought to havo said. But the death-roll
is a long one. I am anxious not to
increase its length. Even if you picked
tho flag to ruga, and found tho little
rolls, they would be nbsolutoly useless
to you. To be of value, they must be
fitted to the other four pieces. Come,
let me see and examine the flag. If 1
find what I want, 1 will give you a
thousand pounds. If I fail, tho flagstlll
remains youra."
"With the curse removed/"
"If you put it so, yes." He smiled
that cold smile of his. "Certainly the
owner—whoever ho may be—will never
bo troubled again."
Thore was just a minute's silence on
my part, thoii I went to tho drawer in
which 1 had locked tho rolled-up flag.
As 1 took tho latter out aud handed it
to my visitor, I saw his eyes glisten.
Tho stuff was made up into something
of a V-shape: double—bound all round.
In those parts of the middle, where the
pattern of the skull and orossbonos had
boon worked in white silk, it was sown
together, too. Otherwise, when you rubbed tho Hag, you felt that it was made
of two pieces — possioly for strength,
probably coiinected with the embroidering of the design.
My visitor ran his fingers round the
edge's enroiullv. If I had dono that aud
detected any hardness. I should have as-
.eribod it to dirt—in the same way that
iu tho hem of au old garment one finds
stuIV accnmiilatoil. At last lie paused,
and, looking up, questioned:
"May I unpick just a few stitches
hero without damaging the flag!"
I nodded a consent. Thereupon he
drew from a sheath, fastened in some
way to a bolt round hia body, a deadly
looking knife. With the sharp point
of that ho broke half a dozen stitches
of the silk binding the flag's odge.
Then he looked up. His oyes rested
upon me. His hand went out, and the
fingers of it gripped tho murdorous looking knife.
A shudder thrilled mo as I witnessed
the action,
It soomed to mo that his voice came
from miles away, but he asked tho question plainly enough:
"My offer of a thousand pounds for
these two rolls—it is accepted?"
ft was—right there, na tho Americans
say. Sight of the knife hastened tho
answer. I, too, sighod reliovedly when
that, singularly sharp-pointed knife was
sheathed nut of sight.
I was paid in foreign notes, but they
wero easily converted into English money. Tho flag is still—for more reasons
than ono—my most prized possession.
Hut I havo never since boon troubled
ovor it.
\\ hether, when tho pieces of Ihe chart
wcrv put together, Hie Order recovered
Hie buried treasure, this deponent say
'Hi not,. I havo never soon, or oven
heard of, oithor priest or pnrchmonl
A happy feature is my porsoaol profit
in tho matter,   I have accumulated half
a houseful of curios, and fhore ii still
a balanoo nt my banker's ready foi
when tho season's sales CCOmmonce.
IX earlier days it was always the object of each reiguing monarch to
marry his sons or his daughters to
the children of neighboring rulers. In
this way he could, or believed lie could,
secure peace for his people.
If today it were impossible for two
countries to quarrel whoso ruling houses
wore related, Europe at largo might
literally turn the sword into a plowshare, for it we except Turkey and Italy
there is absolutely no other ruling family upon tho continent of any importance with whom George V, is not allied
by ties of blood.
Two of tho most powerful thrones iu
Europe are occupied by first cousins of
our King. The mother of Kaiser Wit-
helin was King Edward's sister, while
the mother of the Czar Nicholas of Russia is sister of Queen Alexandra.
Denmark, being the original home of
Queen Alexandra, is the country with
which our royal house has become closely linked, and the alliance was further
Btreugthonod by tho marriage of the
King's sister to the Danish Prince who
is now King Haakon of Norway,
Tho marriage of young Alfonso of
Spain with the daughter of Princess
Beatrice created a close link botwoon
tho two countries, and placed a royal
crown upon tho head of another cousin
of tho King.
The Czarina, as well as her august
husband, is a cousin of our King. She
was Alix Victoria, youngest daughter uf
the late Princess Alice, aud is, therefore, a tlrst cousin of tho occupant of
tho British throne. The family likeness
between the Czar and King George is
vory strong, aud the two aro excellent
Another country the throne of which
will, in all human probability, bo occupied by two first cousins of our King is
Greece. The present King George of
Greece, who was elected King by tho
Greek National Assembly in 1863, is a
brother of tho Queen Mother Alexandra,
and is therefore uncle of our present
King. His eldest son, the Duke of
Sparta, heir apparent to tho throne of
Greece, married tho Princess Sophia,
who is the youngest sister of the German Emperor and also a cousin of our
King Georgo V. is also connected, although not so closely, with the reigning
families of Belgium and Holland. The
Belgian royal family is related to the
Saxe-Coburg-Gotha House, of which tho
late Prince Consort was a member, aud
the late King Leopold was a second
cousin of King Edward VII.
The Queen of Holland is not. credited
with particularly kiudly feelings toward Britain. During the Boer war hor
sympathies wero rather with the Boors
than ourselves. Nevertheless she is
fairly olosely connected with our reigti-
ing house, for the Duchess of Albany
is daughter of the late Prince George of
Waldeck and therefore aunt of Queen
It is a curious fact, aud ono diflicult
to believe thut the present heir to the
throne of the little Koumania has, so far
as descent goes, actually a bettor title
to the British throne than any member
of our own royal family. Coung Prince
Carol of Boumauia, who is uow just 17
yours old, is directly descended from
Henrietta, the youngeat daughter of
Charles 1. The line runs through Louis
XV. of Prance, Princess Charlotto of
Spain, Podri IV, of Portugal, and so
down to King Ferdinand, who married
Princess Mario, granddaughter of Queen
Victoria and cousin of King Georgo V,
from the constant overflow of tbeir
vast cisterns under the mountains, q
spread their clear and blue waters,
heated by the volcanic furnaces they
havo passed. By tho joint influx of
theso rivers into tho Caribbean Sea, its
western surfaco u elevated several foot
above tho level of the ocean; and pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, becomes
the 'Gulf Stream,' until now ono of
tho mooted puzzles of tho world."
This Scientist Believed a Mighty Subterranean Stream Drained   the
Rockies and Emptied into
Gulf of Mexico
THERE is a strong appeal to the imagination in the theory that there
flows under tho Rocky Mountains
a river larger and mightier than the
Mississippi, yet unseen until it empties
into the salt ocean. George Catlin, uu
American otliuographist, claims to have
been the discoverer of this stream,
which he described a number of years
ago in a volume on "The Lifted and
Subsided  Uocks of  America."
Iu this book ho pictured "a rivor under the Kooky Mountnins many times
larger than tho Mississippi, its course
nearly twice the Mississippi's length,
aud gliding through the clean and vast
rocky ccllara of tho upheaved mountains without the losses by alluvial absorptions and solar evaporations which
diminish valley rivers, it takes along
in its course the sinking streams und
lakes of the mountains of Mexico, and,
with thorn, perhaps by a hundred
mouths in its deep bod, debouches unseen into tho Caribbean Sea and Gulf
of Mexico.
"Tho frequent 'Montagues qui fitment,' 'Roches qui tremblont,' and
'Blowing caves,' which occur in tho
Rocky Mountain range (he says) indicate submontagno cascades,' caused by
tho watora of melting anows, of rains,
of glaciers, and a thousand sinking rivers and lakes, aro ou their way to tho
ocean level.
"Through the vast and heated vaults
underneath the Audos, l contemplate '•
similar rivor, running from the thirtieth degree of south latitude to tho
north, and carrying thoir overflowing
waters alao to tho Caribbean Soa.
"The Antilles, now partially sunk in
tho ocean, arc but a chain of mountain-
tops which, six thousand years ago,
stood up in their grandeur, a part (and,
probably, the glory) of the Andes; and
at that date the two mighty submon-
tagne rivers, meeting and dobouehing
together into tho ocean, east or north
of the Antilles, combined with extraordinary volcanic influences, undermined tho Antilles chain, which wont down
in tho cataclysm well established in
Indian traditions, which I have gathered both in North and South America,
and also by unimpeachable records on
tho rocks themselves—by shnpoa and
grooves loft in tho giant walls at Caracas am! oanta Martha, on tho coast of
Venezuela, whore this mighty chain
was broken; records which I havo twice
soon, which may be road by all ages to
come, and which nro not myths or
"In this tremendous catastrophe,
probably tho most stupendous that over
took place on tho surface of tho globe,
fho peninsula of Yucatan, with Its
splendid Aztec cities, sank, nnd since
hns partially risen, leaving tho two
grand sunken estuaries, Ihe flulif of
Mexico and the Caribbean Sou, Into
which   tho   two   subterranean   rivers,
MOST housekeepers aro proud of
their collection of fine lace and
embroidery, and while the uve
ago woman takes tho greatest care of
hor lace, sho is not always as careful
as she should bo when "doing up" her
embroidery. Handsome pieces of embroidery should bo laundered by themselves, never in the general wash. Tu be
sure they aro carefully done do not give
them out ou wash day; this will avoid
11 you aro not sure of careful laundering learn to do valuable pieces of
embroidery yourself. It is only a matter of time, care, and knowledge.
Take a time that will not bo interrupted, as embroidered piecca should
not bo hung up to dry, nor should they
be loft until finished.
Make a light suds with a good soap
and lukewarm water, put the linen iu
it, a piece at a time, and squeeze gently.
If there aro soiled spots rub with soap,
but do not rub tho whole piece. Rinse
three times in water of the samo temperature.
Do not wring out. Put tho article
flat between two Turkish towels so the
embroidered piece does not fold over on
itself without the towel between. Press
with hands until almost dry.
While still damp place face downward on heavily padded ironing board.
A folded blanket or Turkish towel can
be used for extra padding. Cover with
clean white cloth tacked to keep it
Cover the embroidered piece with a
clean cloth and iron until linen is dry.
If it irets too dry tho cloth can be
slightly dampened. Run iron, which
should bo quite hot, according to graiu
of linen, and press smoothly and evenly.
Before ironing any irregular border,
says au expert, in the matter, it should
bo smoothed lightly into shape. Small
scallops can bo pinned flat, not to curl
under cloth. Do not pull tho damp linen, or it can ne"er bo ironed straight.
Keep smoothing it gently as you iron,
turning the cover to look for wrinkles,
A centrepiece is inclined to hoop
from loo tight embroidery; it must bo
put face down on tho ironingboard
when still dump und carefully stretched into place. Be careful 'that the
threads and stitcbory run correctly.
Pin securely ami leave until dry, then
press under a dampened cloth.
Colored embroideries should be act
by soaking in salt water or a solutiou
of sugar of load or turpentine and
Do not iron into creases, or even fold.
Keep table doilies or small mats iu a
box with squares of blue tissue paper
between. Roll centre pieses also with
blue paper between folds.
if a centre piece gets a spot on it, but
is not otherwise soiled, spread it right
side up on a table and scrub the spot
with a clean tooth brush and lukewarm
Hoapy water.
When embroidered linen is atained
with fruit, boiling water should be
poured through too spot as quickly as
poBsible. Stretch tho stained portion
over top of a saucer.
Rust stains, if not too nonr tho embroidery, can be removed by applying a
weak solution of oxalic acid; rinse well
with boiling water.
Claret or other wine stains should bo
covered immediately with salt and rubbed until discoloration disappears, when
hot water cau bo poured ovor the spot.
ALTHOUGH South Africa has of late
years attracted much attention,
that interest has boon, for the
most part, directed to tho political aspect of its affairs, while comparatively
little notice has boon taken of the gradual changes, economic, social, and racial,
which havo occurred since tho close of
the late war.
The South Africa of todny, says the
Zlon Herald, differs iu many essential
characteristics from that with which
Krugor uud Rhodes bad to do. It may
surprise many to bo informed that tho
development of the now South Africa
will bo mainly agricultural, Bofore, it
scorned, agriculture was possible only in
a few-favored districts, while tho-'rest
of tho country was adapted only for
Lord Milnor waa tho first, to deny the
inherent incapacity of South Africa for
agricultural development, and while his
apparatus of scientific investigators and
export experimentation at first wns
grootod with derision, now tho admirable work accomplished by tho now agri
cultural departments is generally admitted and admired. Stock diseases and locusts havo been kept in check, now and
bettor blood has been introduced into
Ihe flocks and herds, and now grasses
aro enriching the capacity of tho veldt,
while mealies, lucerne, and crops of
every kind are grown over a far larger
acreago than ovor before.
Above all, a now spirit of enterprise
and confidence is beginning to take possession of tho farmers in South Africa.
Maizo, with its secondary products,
bacon and beef, lard and hides, ia likely
to be the greut staple on which thnt section of tho world will dopond in the
future, although these products by no
means exhaust its agricultural possibilities, since there is room also for u largo
oxtension of sheep and ostrich fnrming.
For a good many years to come, how-
over, mining, in which the development
since tho war hns boon vory great, will
still bo the mainspring of South African
IN spito of Its apparent warmth, Indian curry has a very cooling offoct,
and   Is  excellent   with   rico   and
chicken in summer.
When making aprons the pockets will
not tour if a strip nf tho straight goods
stitched in between tho pocket and
the apron.
Old perspiration stains may bo ro-
moved by applying oxalic acid and
water in solution of ono part of tho acid
to twenty of water.
When a fruit jar cover sticks, stand it
on its head for a fow minutes in a pan
half full of hot water.    It   will com*
off easily.
Clothes should always be thoroughly
aired and dried after bring cleaned, or
thoy will become sour; and white goods
will turn yellow.
To preserve the flavor of tender peas,
boil them for a little while in the poda,
which may then bo removed, and the
cooking completed.
Either cold or lukewarm wator should
be used for cleaning broad or pastry
boards. Hot water softens tho wood
and causes grease to spread.
When tho tin moulds aro used for
boiling or steaming puddings, remember
to greaso the cover of tho mould as welt
as the mould itself with butter.
To clean and brighten rugs, havo a
clean mop, wring out. of elean warm
wator in which is oneliaif cup of ammonia. Mop tho rug as you would a
A vegetable brush should be found in
every kitchen. Boots may bo cleaned
more readily with one than with tlit
It will bo economy lo finish your
shoots with tho samo width kern at
each end. By so doing they can bo used
either side up, and gain much woar.
Swooping linoleum with an ordinary
broom is but scattering the dust. Slightly moisten a squaro of house flannel,
tie it ovor tho broom and then swoop.
Por cleaning all kinds of teapots, pot
lids, insides of pots and pans, also enamelled goods, nothing cau equal wet emery cloth. It is splendid also for polish
ing tin or zinc basins.
How to clean gas ovens—Put a little
ammonia in the water aud clean in the
ordinary way. Thoy will bo found to
clean inoro easily, as the ammonia prevents them from turning brown.
When the dustpan begins to wear out
paste a piece- of brown paper both inside
and outside. When dry blacklead aud
polish, and it will last a long time. Coal
scuttles can bo treated iu the same way.
JOHN HAYS HAMMOND, the famous expert mining engineer, enjoined ten "dou'ts" upon the finance class at tho West Side V.iM.C.A.
of Now York City iu a lecture deliverod
"Don't put money into a mining
properly because a friend has been fortunate in mining stocks.
"Don't bo deterred from a mining
investment because soiuo other friend
became  bankrupt through that moans.
"Don't allow any slick, dishonest
man—not to employ a shorter and
uglier word—to couviuco you that yon,
successful in your own line, are therefore competent to judge the value of *
"Don't be influenced by rich "speei-
mena' that a mine has produced. As
.Tohn Onahweilcr Buid, 'You might it*
well show mo a hair from a horse's tail
nnd insk mo how fast he can trot.'
"Don't buy stock in a mine because
it has produced millions in the past. It
is that much poorer.
"Don't buy just because the mine is
in a far-off country.
'Don't buy without an unqualifiedly
favorable report by a mining expert of
integrity, ability, and  experience.
"Don't buy nnleas you aro sure tht
directors aro honest uud competent.
"Don't abandon all common sonae
just bocnuso tho subject of investment
happens to be mining."
THE well-known General Ala Yu-
K'un is among those of tho high
Chinese officials who have' succumbed to their attempts to break oS
the opium habit, lu oue or two eases
the disgraced oflicor has "swallowed
gold." Tho following is an authoritative account, written by a vory learned
Chinese for the Westminster Gazette,
of how this much-contested form of suicide is accomplished:
Mn swallowing gold, it is not loose
gold-leaf or gold-dust that is swallowed
but a solid lump of gold, or even a gold
ring, weighing about half an ounce.
Gold is not at any time of a corrupting nature; but when a lump of it is
swallowed and gets into the bowel, it
fails, on account of its intrinsic woight,
to riso aud surmount the convolutions
of the bowols, aud can, thereforo, never
oompleto its passage. After two or
throe days it, thereforo, sinks through
the bowel and destroys life without any
CABBAGE coutuining over ninety
per cent, water. Aside from this
it contains carbohydrates and a
valuable, though small, proportion of
protein, says a writer iu the Delineator.
The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans
considered it almost sacred, and Cats
gave it credit for tho irood health the
Romans enjoyed (without interference
from doctors) for some hundreds of
years. With the Scotch for generations
it has been a favorite dish.
There is reason for tho weeping of
cherubim and seraphim to view the
groat pale green enbbago rose uf the
kitchen garden, to consider Us gift of
delicate, white vegetable-meat to the
children of men, and then, to taste and
smell the horrible, dark, rank stuff
those unappreciative children make of
it. People who murder its innocence
by cooking It for hours with tho lid
crumped down ought to havo indigestion. Tho lid prevents the proper escape of tho volatile gasos and results
in a recking yellow mass which proclaims to the whole community that
cabbage is being smothered for someone's dinner. If cabbage, nftor boing
washed and cored (tho outer, discolored
leaves removed), is cut as for slaw, or
iu quarters or eighths, drained and placed in an open kettle of fast-boiling,
slightly salted wator, and cooked from
fifteen minutes up to twenty (possibly
twenty-five), according to ago, it will be
tender and dclicato in flavor, color and
texture. (To add a pinch of soda will
better preserve tho original green hue
of young, fresh cabbage.) Thon, served
with meltod butter, cayenne popper and
salt, or with a cream or piquant dross
ing, it will provo the equal of cauliflower.
Balloons are usually yellow, because
that color protoets tho rubber used ub
the outer sheath against the disintegrating effects of light.
FALL fashion rumors are in the air. In fact, many of them
have already ceasod to be rumors and have become substantial facts in the form of now suits, gowns, wraps
and blouses. Undoubtedly those early models will bo subjoet
to modifications as tho weeks go by bringing later ideas in
their train; but thoy serve very well to indicate tho correct
trend in fall stylos as originated in Paris, London, Berlin and
Groat interest centres in tho new skirts. That they are
to be narrow about tho feet is a foregone conclusion, the
vogue having boon introduced aud partly established during
tho late summer season. Tho earliest models as advanced by
Paris measured not more than ono yard at tho bottom. They
gave the courageous wearer a most awkward appearance
when sho attempted the difficult feat of locomotion, and
gained fur themselves the derisive appellations of "mummy"
skirt, "hobble" skivt, "garter" skirt, and like descriptive
but ironic titles.
Later models have increased tho width, first to ono and
a half yards and, more recently, to about two and one-eighth
yards. ' It is likely that it is this latter width that will be in
greatest evidence in the fall models.    By way of imparting
Gray Liberty Costume
a more graceful appearance and at the same time gaining
a greater width, not a few of the models show a plaited
flounce or ono cut on circular lines just below the strap or
garter oand that is a marked feature of tho now skirts.
In coats the special feature is the continuance of the
short length, such as was first observed in the spring models,
A good (leal of variety is observed in the manner of fastening the garment. Some are fastened down oa ono side from
the high nock to the coat edge; others have a single-breasted
fastening finished with notched collar or with a shallow shawl
collar. It is to be remarked thut the coats are out much
higher at tho neck opening than has boon tho case for several
seasons. Many of the new models continue to use the deep
shawl collar, but the fastening is se contrived that there ia
vory little of the blouse exposed. This makes a more appro
priate effect for winter wear.
t    t    ■
Suit materials incline to the semi-rough effects for the
tailored "genus," especially to those cloths that show a mat
weave. The zibeliue effects, of which a good deal was heard
tast season, are not included in worthwhile numbers iu the
list of available winter fabrics. Certain of the cheviots are
to bo used again, but the diagonnls of tho cheaper grades arc
not "paaseo," The wide-wule sorges aro also out of the run
nlng, thoir place having been usurped by tho sorges of the
tinor qualities such as aro generally termed Pronch sorges.
Por tho tailor-made and the costume suit there is to bo a
wido use of lino broadcloths. These are shown in an amazing
range of colors. Black is to be supreme, and thou comes vory
dark blue, dull green, soul brown and such novelty shades
as tea loaf (a soft, pleasing, green gray color), pumpkin, ash,
violet, cordelia (a brilliant rose), shrub aud Wilholmina, The
VOfv dark colors are to have precedence. They aro found not
only in the cloths but in tho velvets, satins, braids ami oven
the buttons; for nowadays there is a vory color close relation
between the fabric and its trimming or accessory.
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Concerning blouses (hero is every indication that the ki
mono tdflOVO will bo as popular during the fall as it has been
during the summer. Many of Hie imported garuicnls show
a tendency to drape the sleeves so that superfluous fullness
is gathered up across the shoulder line and a more generally
becoming Offoct gained. Many long sleeves are shown. Separate blouses will likely bo more modish in Build colors that
correspond with the velvets, cloths, and salius of the suit and
cost nine.    All the popular semi-diaphanous   fabrics   will    bo
used ugain.
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Por tlit* dress, whether for day or foi 0 Von ing wear, there
is good reason to believe that tin' waist line will be slightly
raised and that tho belt of leather of tne present season will
bo siqieraoded by a broad fuhl-snsh of the order known as
" icligicuse." fhe raised lino of the waist will not bo of
the Umpire order, but something botweeu ti.at and the regu
lation lino.
Satin is to bo one of tho favored materials for the separate dross. It is offered in rather heavy qualifies and iu many
colors, but it. will bo soon principally in black. Not a low
of the handsome suits aud costumes will bo made of wool-
buck stlina combined with velvets. Velvet, by tho way, on
tors rather largely into the scheme of things sartorial for the
now KSiaon. Suits, dresses, wraps, anil many of tho accessories arts composed of it.
Brocades in very rich effects compose the baiiio material
lor dinner gowns, opera wraps aud oilier gar ill ont 8, Not a
few oT (hem are iu Oriental colorings stiffened with gold and
sthcY Ifcrends. Thoy are iu particular request fur evening
''loaiui. Wraps themselves are inclined tu bo on sleeveless
lines. Some ol' them have the kimono sleeve; others show a
very full sloovo attached iu the regulation manner. Itoth
evening wraps and street coats incline lo loose lines.
The utility coat is cut on struighler lines than for several
season* paid. It is shaped to lit rather id sely across the
back aad the chest and thence to the horn it is on very
Straight, loose linos. There is very little flare, the hoin, in
some of the extreme models, moasurlug hnn,.v more than the
width across the chest and back, lu this way Hie fashionable
narrow Silhouette is maintained. Scotch twivds ami melanges
arc hoiig shown for separate, coat development.
Se.voral of the evening wraps just brought over from Paris
by a Fifth uvouuo importer, aro mado with long capes that
simulate shawls. The capo is of the coat material aud in
some instauces is cut almost as long as tho coat itself. Other
models show the cape having a short front line and u long,
full-length sweep in the back.
Broadcloths in pastel tones, black und light-colored velvets and wool satins nro conspicuous iu tho wrap materials.
There is a new fabric that bus boon dubbed "poau de suur-
is," because of its resemblance to tho skin of the mouse, it
is, really, a sort of broadcloth with a boautiful nap. It is
move expensive than the average broadcloth and will bo used
doubtLss iu conjunction with satins and velvets for drosses
and costume suits. ;
•   *   ■ I
For children's, junior's, and misses' wear, the loading
houaes are advocating French serges, hard fiuished worsteds
and novelty mixtures. Both the dresses and tho coats continue to bo made in belted stylos and always iu one-piece
offocts. Guimpe drosses will continue in voguo for tho younger of the school children. Later wo snail see two and three-
piece suits of velveteen and velvet cord for the junior and
the miss. Those materials will bo used, also, for the coat for
the kindorgarten child.
FEW matters have boon made tho subject of more rogula
lions and laws than the protection of the wild animal
life uf the United States from unrestricted destruction.
Nol only from the Individual States, but almost ovory couu
ty has its own hunting laws. The Department of Agriculture
has also, iu roceut yours, taken much interest in the game
question, and has made many valuable suggestions lor tho
restocking of depleted covers and preserves.
During tho year 1900 there appeared a vory strong movement for the increase of game, several States making provision for the establishment of preserves or game-farms.
Minnesota and Ontario, acting together, set aside adjoining
tracts comprising altogether more than 2,000,000 acres for
this purpose. Tho demand for game birds for restocking was
much in excess of tho supply, European partridges and pheasants being the only upland game birds that could be procured
in any numbers.
Tho past hunting season was, ou the wholo, successful,
the duck-shooting being particularly good. Tho number of
hunting fatalities, however, increased by nearly fifty per cent.
over the number during tho preceding season.
Changes in laws affecting the hunting of big gamo caused
material differences in tho bags of several States. Iu Now
•Jersey and Oklahoma tho door season was opened for tho
first time in ten yours, and for the first timo in thirty-three
years Vermont permitted the killing of does. The antelope
was practically removed from the game list by the closing of
the season iu the States in which that animal is still found.
This is the third big-game animal to receive absolute protection in the United States. Tho curibou, except in Alaska,
was removed from the list in 1905, and the last wild buffalo,
excepting those in tho Yellowstone Park, was killed in 1807,
Twelve Slates had no doer-hunting in 1!K)!>, but the bag
in the remaining States was large, tho total reported being
57,401, a decrease of about 2,400 from 1908. Maine led with
lo,S70 head. New Vork being second with 0,000. Michigan,
Wisconsin, and Minnesota ouch reported about 0,000 door
killed; Louisiana, 5,470; Vermont, 4,730; Florida, 8,031, and
Pennsylvania and Mississippi about 500 each. Mountain
sheep soem to be steadily increasing in Colorado. Hunting
those animals is permitted in South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming. Idaho, aud Washington. They aro protected throughout
the year iu tho Southwest.
(L>uai) wore found iu unusual abundance in their normal
range, showing a decided increase iu numbers iu Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin. So favorable was tho breeding sonson that iu many localities two
broods to the pair were raised. Toward the end of tho year
heavy snows aiid'cold proved very destructive, und quail will
probably bo scarce next season. Ruffled grouse are slowly
Increasing thoir numbers, and wild turkeys are rather plentiful in the Southern States. Prairie chickens seem to bo
gradually disappearing, and even in Illinois, where none havo
boon killed since 1903, the number of these birds has not
materially increased. Woodcock wero reported as scarce in
Massachusetts, but more numerous than for several years in
no 2
P30D scientists condemn alum as unfit for
use in food, and the time will come when
it will be as rigorously excluded from food in
Canada as it is now condemned in Great Britain.
Does not contain Alum
MAGIC makes pure
• delicious, healthful biscuits, cake and pastry. Pro*
tect yourself against alum;
powders by insisting on
a medium;
priced baking 1
powder and
the only well-
known one made in Canada
that does NOT contain alum*
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Mute io CMwd>
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Voile aud Foulard Costume with White Lace
Now .leisoy, and abuundant iu I'ouiisykuiiiu and Illinois.
Shore birds appear to continue in normal numbers, and ducks
wero plentiful In all the largo ducking centres. The prohibi
tiou of Bitting shooting in North Dakota has caused a large
increase iu the number of birds nesting iu that Slate. A
satisfactory Increase in the number of cuuvusbneks was noted
in Maryland.
There aro now lifty-ouo Fedora! bird reservations, besides
the national parks and big-game preserves, and ou most of
these reservations the birds breed. Several million acres of
land aro embraced In new Stale and private preserves.
Though nearly half a million live birds were imported by
tho United States during the past, year, nearly -11)0,01)1} of
these wero canaries, and only 37*511 wore game birds, mostly
Hungarian partridges.
Tho protection of the nou-gumo birds made much progress
during the year, On tho Pacific coast ti growing sentimeof
has caused the active enforcement of tho laws prohibiting the
sab- of bird plumage. The millinery stores of Oregon cUUMd
to sell tho plumage of native birds last Nummor, and those
of Washington agreed to cense handling such goods after
January I, 1010,
Forty-one States now have gamo commissioner's aud gome
wardens", the total number of thu latter being 0,840, of which
number 0,409 servo without pay. The enforcement of the
game laws was strict in almost all soetlous, and during the
year a number of unusually lurgo linos wore imposed, a (.'in
> innali hotel paying f&l.QOO for having in ils possession 000
quail during the dose season, while a like fine was Imposed
on a Pittsburg doalor for a similar offence.
Many States passed alien lioenso laws, and Pennsylvania
prohibited aliens from possessing gnus, As was to be 0X
pootod, the constitutionality of this act was al once question
ed in (ho courts. The Hilencer for firearms is prohibited in
Maine, North Dakiua and Washington.
When Cooking Dried Fruits.—All
dried fruits should bo soukod in cold
water for twenty-four hours before cooking them. This brings out the flavor
aud shortens the time required to cook
Rhubarb Butter.—To make rhubarb
butter, chop tho rhubarb fine, and to
each pound add ono pint of sugar and
just, enough wator to keep from burning, Simmer slowly and stir the rhu
barb frequently.
Hoe Cake.—Put  one quart of white
com meal into a bowl, add ono teaspoon
of salt, add to il suflicient boiling wate
to moisten, stirring all tho timo to mak
a  stiff  batter.    Moisten  tho  hands  in
cold wator.    Take a tablespoon of tho
batter iu your hand and press it into a
thin round cake.    If you havo au open
fire, have before it au oak plank, well
hen tod.    Place  the  cakes  against  the
board in front of the lire.   Bake on one
side aud turn  and  bako on  the other
' until thoroughly done, about three quar
! ters of au hour.   These can also bo buk
I od on a griddle on top of tho tiro. When
j done pull apart, butter and send tu the
t table hot.
Graham Bolls.—Those rolls properly
i made aro excellent. Mrs. Susanna Dobbs
! gives the following directions for a per-
t Poet gem: Mix graham or whole wheat
| flour with ice-cold water in the proper
tious of two-thirds of a cup of water
to a (tint of flour; more wetting must
bo used if tho flour is very coarse. Stir
fast until a moderate stiff dough is
formed, and knead thoroughly from tou
to fifteen minutes, till tho dough is fine
and clastic tu the touch. Roll half of it
ut a time into long rolls a little ovor
an inch in diameter; cut oil' and shape
into rolls three or four inches long and
three-quarters of au inch thick. Work
quickly and place a little apart in u
pan; prick them with a fork and put
Ihe pan iu a hot oven. When done thoy
■oiould yield to pressure between the
thumb and finger. They aro tu be
eaten warm or cold and are just ns good
re warmed as when new. To do this dip
iu cold water, cover with cloth and
set in a moderate ovon, when thoy will
pull' up lighter than ut first. Those require slow mastication, uud aro sweet
as a nut and vory nutritious.
'pill! formation of a Hootch group to
1 promote Home Rule for Scotland
is a striking sign of Ihe
times,'' writes the British Parliamentary    cones) dent     of    the     I. Ion
Chronicle, '"fhe fact is that the House
of Commons is utterly overloaded, lui
portal and local interests sutler equally
from th" present congestion. Not only
Irish opinion on Irish allairs but Welsh
and Scottish opinions ou purely Welsh
and Scottish affairs is constantly being
overborne by the irresistible pressure
of the predominant partner. A scheme
of devolution winch would give to subordinate local assemblies some of the
power now centralized in Westminster
would a.Id to tho efficiency of Parliament and relieve the legislative machine
of a great deal of Irritating friction.
In flic absence of some such scheme the
group system in Parliament will be encouraged at tho expense of Ihe I wo
groat historic parties. Already we havo
an Irish party, a Labor party, a welsh
party, and a Scottish party, with sub
divisions iu  many cases."
\    RECENT traveller over the ('nun-
!x    dian Pucific, wns, savs the Now
York Sun, greatly struck by the
'incredible acreage''  along  that   rail-
Ymmw Driffflit   Will Toll T««
Murine By* Remody Relievos More Kvm.
Strengthens Wfink tGyes. lioean'i Ha.Hrt,
Aoothti Bjrt Pain, and 8*ll» for toe. Try
S urine   tn   Your    Ky«s    nnd    In   Haby'g
Tim tn Rcaly Eyelids and ui4.tvjliiti<m.
way that now "lies in desolato black-
uess almost without a gap along the
entire right of way," A little more
than a week ago great forest fires were
raging in tho Fort William district and
millions of dollars worth of lumber at
the mills und trees standing in the forest were destroyed. The lire raged from
Attikokan practically all tho way to
Port Francis, having in some places a
depth of fifteen miles from the tracks
of the Canadian Northern Railway, The
jack and white pine thus destroyed in a
few days cannot bo replaced in half a
No country is rich enough in its natural resources to stand such drains
upon it as are continually made by forest fires in the United States and Canada every year, and the result is that
from this cause alone the domain of the
wilderness is constantly diminishing, lu
Ontario aud Wiscousin' fires due to railway engines destroyed millions of dollars worth of stunding pine und hardwood only a week ago. Iu Wisconsin
one of the burned over districts extended fortv miles iu one direction.
CURTAIN little suggestions are always to bo followed when planning tho diet of tho little ones.
To keep healthy little stomachs in tho
nursery never servo hot stowed fruit to
the children. Plenty of stewod fruit and
baked apples they should eat, but they
must be invariably cooked the day bo-
fore and dished up cold. The nursery
potatoes ought always to be baked or
boiled iu tlieir jackets. Stowed and
fried potatoes, or potatoes boilod without their skins, supply starch, with a
loss of all the wholesome potash salts
that tho skin gives during the process
of cooking into the white part of the
Muscular   Rheumatism   Subdued. —
When ono is a sufferer from muscular
rheumatism he cannot do better than
to have the region rubbed with Dr.
Thomas' Electric Oil. There is no oil
that so speedily shows its effect in subduing pain. Let the rubbing bo brisk
and continue until ease is secured.
There is more virtue in a bottlo of it
than can be fully estimated.-
THE merit of having first organized a
postal service and au overland
system of transportation iu tho
Old World belongs to the Persians, says
a writer in Youth's Companion. Hero
dotUH describes the royal road which ran
from Sardis to Susa, a distance of thirteen thousond live hundred studos. equal
to about fifteen hundred miles. It was
divided into one hundred and cloven hoc
tions, or horse runs, by u corresponding
number of stutions aud halting places,
the average distance between them be
ing one hundred and I Wviityniio and a
half stades, equal to thirteen ami a half
A traveller, therefore, proceeding at
leisure, at tho rate of three "posts" a
day, and wishing to rest at night, could
cover the distance between the Aegean
Sea and the Persian capital in thirty-
seven days. A royal despatch entrusted
to the care of messenger could be trans
milled over tho same route and the
same distance iu a couple of weeks.
TWENTY-THREE years ago the big
gest vessel leaving Liverpool was
500 feet long. Ten years later the
biggest liner was (iJ"» feet long. Three
veins ago camo tho Husttunin, 702 feet
long. Now the White Star l.ino i,
building two  liners  that are Hliil feet
id tho Cunard Lino has unnoui
ed plana for a now ship of 50,000 tons
thai probnblv will be 1,000 feci long.
To meet Ihe demands of those new levin
thans the Liverpool Dock Hoard will
spend £10,000,000 for adequate new
' icks.    Depth  of water and dock  oc
commodutintis are tho only limitations
upon the length of liners, so builders
ANEW European kingdom will shortly  come   into   cxisteuce,   Print*
Nicholas   uf   Montenegro   having
informed tho Great Powers of his,intention  to raise his principality to that
higher status ou August 8th.
If, us seems probable, the govern
moats concerned do not oppose the step,
the change will be an easy une, unattended by trouble of any kind. This
is a welcome innovation, for uew kingdoms generally aro born of war antl
baptised in blood.
A typical instance is that of the German Empire, born ut the Palace of Versailles ou January 18th, 1871, during
the. Franco-Prussian war. There have
been few more dramatic national births.
for Paris was actually being bombarded
at the time by the German artillery.
Frunco has been three times an empire and throe times a republic, and
each change has boon attended by fighting aud loss of life. The kingdom of'
Italy came into being on March 17th,
1801—born of tho Austrian conflict and
civil war between the \arious states—
und was gladly recognized by Britain
a fortnight later.
Nor are these the only European nations that have boon born iu similar
fashion within the last hundred years.
Greece achieved her independence in
1880, and Servia aud Itoumaniu were
granted it iu 1878 under the provisions
of the Treaty of Berlin.
Within the same period two Furopean
nations have died by violence nt the
hands of their neighbors. Polaud perish
ed, after long drawn nut agony, on December 10th, 1800, Finland was strangled, almost uutcMstinglv, only the other
Trial is Iuoxpensivc—To thosfl who
sutler from dyspepsia, indigestion, rheumatism or any ailment arising from
derangement of the digestive system, a
trial of Parmoloo's Vegetable Pills n
recommended, slum Id tlie sufferer be
unacquainted with thorn. The trial
will be inexpensive and the result will
be another customer for this excellent
medicine. So effective is their action
that many cures can certainly bo traced
to their use whore other pill* have proved ineffective.
Iv   all
children are Btibject to
nay nro born with thorn,
ilforlng by  using  Mother
Grave's Worm Exterminator, the best
remedy of the kind thut can be had,
worms, a
■pare th*
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Dr. Spencer, temperance agitator, 1ms been and gone.
Always interesting, that gentleman is also almost invariably -wrong, at least i'rom our way of thinking, on his stand on
the liquor question.
The Doctor's pet scheme just now, which he would like to
see foisted on the people, is the Scott Act, an act which has
been a rank failure wherever it has been tried and productive
of blind pigs and all of their attendant evils.
The goal that Dr. Spencer is working for as his ultimate
aim is the total prohibition of the liquor traffic.
Dr. Spencer is an extremist, and will probably never
be anything else.
The Province now has a very excellent and drastic liquor
law, and one that should be received with gratitude by tlie
temperance people, instead of the cross-fire of agitators like Dr,
Spencer, who is always crying out for the impractical and impossible.
Better far a well enforced license law than a prohibition
law which cannot be enforced. '
If the temperance people would lend their aid toward the
enforcement of the present law, and waste less time in agitating for extreme legislation, they would accomplish far more in
the way of promoting real temperance.
On the other hand, if the liquor interests will study their
own good, they will conform closely to the new Liquor Act
and thus refrain from arousing public opinion against tliem.
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Sale of Lands for Unpaid Delinquent Taxes in the Comox
Assessment District. Province of British Columbia.
I hereby give notice that, on Wednesday, the 12th day (if October, 1!)10, at Ihe hour ol
11 o'clock in the forenoon, at the Omit House, Cumberland, B. (J., I shall sell by Public
Auction the lands hereinafter set out of tlie persons in the said list hereinafter set out, I'm' tlie
delinquent taxes unpaid by said persons on tlie Hist day of December 190!), and for interest,
costs and expenses, iucluding the cost of advertising said sale, if the total amount due is not
sooner paid. "    LIST ABOVE MENTIONED,
It Mite
Nam* of Person Assessed.
Shout Description of Propriity,
i ittMNQintNT Taxes statutory'
hTTT o»u»roi    Total
l.VKS   *H I   |       KAIimisw
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Bishop of Vancouver Inland...
Robert Scott's Ksta'e	
Sloan, William	
Wilson, J. B	
Wil.on, .1. Ii	
Fraser River Luntlicr Co..
McNeil, John	
Union Brewing Co	
Herbert, D. I.	
Hayes, Catherine Stewart..
Padgett, H. H	
Vroom, J. P	
Johnson, Ellis J..
Stephens, K	
Hunt, George	
Joncliau, Rev J..I, Estate	
Fell, Elizabeth Ann and John II. II..
Bcott, John R	
Shuttleworth, Henry ,
Forrest, James M..
Mcintosh, Finlpy..
10 1-2 acres of Sec 1 and 2, Comox.
2 ncres in N. W. corner of See. -12..
Lot 250, Home Lake	
Lot 10	
Pr, N. W, II .v. N. l'.\ See. 27, Tp II
Lot 27	
N. E. 1-1 See, 29, Tp, XI 	
Port 2 acres of 8, E. I I See 33 Tp.X
S. E. 1-4 Sec, 4n 	
S. 1-2 of Sea, 4 	
Pr. S. W, 1-4 See., 3 	
Undivided 1-2 of N. 1-2 of Sec 22,...
That part of S. W. 1-4 of Sec, 17, lying W. of liver, S. W, 1-1 of N. W,
1-1 of Sec, 17, S. E. 1-1 uf N.E.I I
Sec, 18, Tp, 3	
Undivided 1-3 of Sec, in 	
fi acres in N. \V. corner, Sue, IS
MIbsIoii Island 	
W  1-2 Sec, 19, Tp, 2	
N.W.I-I of N.W.l-lufS.W. 1-4, Sec,
21, Tp. XI	
Fr. 8. W. 1-1 Sec 17, Tp. 35	
Lot 118	
Lot 288 .,.-	
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Deputy Assessor, Comox Assessment District,
Cumberland I*. O.
Dated at Cumberland, B. C, September 6th, 1910,
a Year
in  advance
Carrying a full line of the very best
and Jewellery
Also a
The present owner is making lots
of money, but will sell at a sacrifice
on account of
Will sell on the buyers own terms
The building and lot are also for
sale cheap, or will rent on reasonable terms
Pull particulars may be learned
by communicating with
••  M  »♦
M" The Islander ©ffice
Cumberland, B.C. TTIE TSLANDER, CtMBT.tll.ANT>. B.U
Splendid Assortment that
adds to t/ic <7<jc>nT satisfaction
our prices assure. Luck is not
an element in business, it is
only an incidental. Knowledge of your business (k hard
work is what counts. We
have considerable of both,
more especially the latter. We
give you the benefit of what
we know about clothing, and
throw in the work	
For dressy wear for Fall
and Winter, serges and cheviots in blue and black, are
correct for the coming seasons. We have opened out this
week, the latest styles in these
and unhesitatingly defy.competition. The material, workmanship and finish, are the
product of the most advanced
tailoring. In our three button sack or double-breasted
lines, we offer you what is cor
reet in every detail, and do
so at moderate cost.
Our Prices Range From $12.00 to $28.00.     All we ask you
to do is to Compare Values Before 'Purchasing Elsewhere.
Simon Leiser Co., Ltd.
To  the  printer who
does good work.
Good printing is the
only kind we do, and
our prices are  reasonable
114 acres on Denman Island
immediately opposite Union
Wharf; £ mile sea frontage;
good harbor and good beach.
Plenty of good water; creek
and splendid well on property.
The land has been logged
oft', A quantity of good cellar
on the property. A snap at
$8000.       Apply
Comox, B. C.
Cumbcrhnd &  Union Waterworks Co., Ltd,
Sprinkling will 1« allowed only
between the hours ol 7 tu 8 a.in. und
7 tn 8 p.m.
Leaking taps must ho attended to.
Any changes or additions to existing
piping must he sanctioned hy the
A. McKnuiiit,
Barrister,   Solicitor   and
9 Notary Public.
The finest hotel in   th ecit;
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Oood
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Atlvortlsi'montH under thla head 1 cent, 1 word.
1 l.aue; atiietly in advance.
Furnished Room* to Let, opposite the
Wanted—Three Young Pisja; «end price
and particular*. T. A. L. Smith,
Hornby island. jll)
Two Light Draft Teams, weight about
UOOlhg. Apply Shopland Bros.,
Sandwick. jll
For S-.le—9 Milk Cows and :) Heifers
Apply H. .S. lVrteus, Hankshaw,
Courtenay. J18
8 Rimmed House and Double Lot for
Sale, cheap; or will rent furnished.
Mrs. Roe.
Fur S.le—Chicken Ranch 3acres, Good
House (reoently renovated), 300 liyiuu
hens, bi-onder house and outhouses,
orchard, good garden. Apnly Mrs
Hill, opposite Dr. Beadnell's, Comox.
Any per-on or persona wishing to
cut any fallen timber on City Hark
Lola nre at. liberty to cut and can
same away for their own use.
Any standing limber iiiusi nol be
out or destroyed.
Any person or persons found dumping garbage oi- refuse un same will be
By ordorof tho City Council,
A.   AlcKlNNON,
City Clerk,
City Hall, Aug. 19th, 1910.
Notice to Advertisers.
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue mutt
be in this office not later than
10 a.m. on Thursday.
If you wish to make your piano or
jurnituro appear just like new, try a
bottle of Boyle's Piano ami Furniture
l'oiish. It ia an exceptionally good
polish ami you will not use any other
afier having tried it once. Ii is put
up in 75c and $l.2o bottles—For mi'd
by ('has Segrava nt "the Islander" office
Corner Store
Shipment of New Fall Goods
arriving almost every <lay . .
As the seasons change, so the progressive
merchants begin to fill their stores with New
Goods. The Fall is xaji.Hy advancing and we
already have a large quantity of Fall Goods
uere and ou the way.
Now is the time to stock up on yonr Winter Goods, you
hare the advantage of selecting from all new goods, whereas if
you wait, till the cold weather conies, you will not have quite
is large an assortment to choose from. Among the latest
goods to urrire are :—
New Flannelettes and Wrapperettes, 12lc to 35c
White Wool Blankets, 3oo to9.oo per pr.
White and Orey Flannelette Sheetu, in three sizes,
Canadian Wool Blankets, best quality, 5.oo to 8.00 per pr.
36 in. Stripe Flannelette, in various stripes, ISo per yd.
Peal Down Comforters in large tizes, 6.5o, 8,5o to 14.oo
New Chenille and Tapestry Table Covers, from 75c up
New Tapestry Curtains, in all colors       _        •>
New Dress Goods, in the latest weaves and colors
New Japanese Silk,27in. wide, all colors, at 50c per yd.
Ladies' Hand Bags and Purses, in latest styles and shapes
Ladies' Cravenette & Farametta Rain Coats, latest styles 7.50 up
New Bedspreads, in all sizes and qualities
Special value in Feather and Wool Pillows, at 185 per pr.
Ready-made Sheets from 1.75 pr Pillow Cases, extra good 30c aa.
Ladies' and Children's Natural Wool Underwear, in all sizes
Children's Apron Bibs, the new style to work.
We hare a large stuck of Cushion Frills, Coronation Brand, Japanese Gold,
Peri Lustre, Crochet Silk, Filo Sella <£' Jloman Floss for fancy work.
A large and new stock of Corsets, latest styles, just arrived.
Xcw Hats for men, latest shapes, also Ties in the latest patterns.
Men's Fit Shnes and Socks in good variety; Heavy undertcear from $1.50 to
$1M suit, Black Cashmere Socks for Fall 35c <t 50c, Fancy Colored Heather Mexican Socks, new patterns       ....'...
Our stock of Boots and Shoes is too large fur ns to enumerate. We have some
splendid values in these, and they only need to be seen to be appreciated.
We respectfully ask our patrons to visit our store and see the New Goods for
themselves, as it is impossible for us to specify them all.
May we take your measure for your New Fall Suit or Overcoat t
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
The McClary  Manufactuing Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
. . A Fine Assortment of China at Moderate Prices . .
&ur stooh, is fl""' eotriploto in nil Hups of J?urtiitaro, JJeds,
. . .  Springs if- Alntlressas . . .
A tine line ofCouohe* and Bed Lounges from (700 to $20.00 NOW ON SALE
You are speciality invited to call and Inkpeot oup stock at
The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.O
Pilsener Beer
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
ess Best on the »2oasts==
Pilsener9 Brewing Co..    Cumberland, B.C.
Aaothcr   Wonderful   Cure   Br   lual
Wonderful l'rull .Medicine
Mr. Muthlas Dery, ot 226 Church
street, Ottawa, Ont., waa treated for
year* by physicians for Painful Dyspepsia. He spent so much money for
doctor's medicines without getting
much relief that he had about mad*
up his mind that his cue wa* hope-
Seeing "Frult-a-tlve*" advertised,
however, Mr. Dery thought h* would
Invest 60c In a box ot these wonderful
(rait Juice tablets.
And thi* famous fruit medlcln* did
far Mr. Dery what all the doctor*
Muld not do—It cured him.
He writ**:—"Frult-a-tlve*" positively jured me ot severe Dyspepsia whea
•hyslelaa* failed to relieve me."
"Frult-a-tlve*" make* th* atomach
anraet aad claan, Insures sound dlg**-
ttan aad regulate* bowel*, kidney* and
He a box, I (or I2.lt, or trial box,
He—at all dealer*, or from Frult-a-
It***. limited, Ottawa.
concerning: oabbots
rpilK love ot carrots ia due principally
A    in il Iftim tliat thoy Improve tho
complexion, but then1 is now add*
od i thor clulm tluil should encourage
the eating nf them nnil tlmt is they
have ;i bcnoflcitil olTect upon the temper. While this inighf net lie ns strong
un inducement to incline people to love
them ns i he complexion claim pro-
viiles,   Mill,   it   might   lie   scientifically
den strated   Unit   ii  the  carrot does
not soften und subdiiQ the temper, it
will nut illumine mul beautify ihe coun-
This is only plain observation. Let
a person lose his temper mul break
forth in un angry oxclamation, nnd
then behold bow Hie face linns red nnd
tlie muscles bocomc turgid nnd stilt.
The complexion puts en a sort id' war
point hue, und the ill-temper wears
n savage color. Now. it is contended
thnt the carrot operates upon ihe
springs ut' emotion nnd so modifies Iheir
play us to give lo the countenance u
beiielieent. und kindly aspect.
air*.  IVettk, W.U., Wat«ry *tr*a.
R«llev*U By alurin* By* R«m*dy. Try
M:.r;,:.. For Your Gy« Trouble*. You
Will Ukn .[urine. It Soothes, loo Al
your Drugirist*. Writ* For Eye Book*.
Freo.   Murine By* Remtay Co.. Toronto.
"^       Uo,n't Cut Out
N'j a Goitre, Cyst, or Wen. for
will clean them ntl In n inlM and
tltxuuut iiiitiiiiur. lifiiidvi-M an*/ p"tt
uia*11. painful HwijlUnfr*. Uiit kcnni
ii-"iih, i-iiuty mul rheumatic il'jM'r.-
it.-. KUIn [mlii nnd tatcoo uut wnn.
nam and InttiimiiiRtlon frum toothache, miiritlglii, iwult* or Inllutiv
nintiii-y rli.'uiiiHilam. ■HIT ni-cL,
lilrntt buck, strain* ilikI April Inn.
It will mliict* Vurl.iiac Velna,
Mn- snrerifiH! unfckly, ton en up aiul
restore! tlm ofiu'ilcity to the circular
niuxcloi) or the vein*, reducing Mum
to it norinal condition. Will oven
heal and clean up a varicose ulcer.
A wtfe, plearant, an flue pile, discut-
1'iit liniment. l'riroil.OM or... i1*«
I'! or .Lot I li- m t1rnnrli.t*» or delkverucL
Book t¥ (rut'. Mumif act tired on) vlij
W. F. YOUNG, P. D. F..
210 Temple 6t, Springfield, Mm
LTIlttH, I.M., MoMmal, (i-nlUa Ap-ali.
tin hnl-V* k> MAUTIK BULK * WYNNE CU., "
TUI I4TWI1L DUIU k (HfcXItil. CO., 1U..I
 W. CO. LO, fwini
I \X' || \T kind of fence mending is it
I   \\   you  statoainen  uru  Buppoaed  t<>
j    ".V Huh' hedging, ns :i ml.-," repliod
' Senator yovyuuni.
A NO those wealthy people ure willing to huve their daughter marry
the hotel clerk*"
"Certainly,   When they saw how patient h    was with 500 foolish women
they knew for u certainty he'd be kliid
and forbearing with ono."
MOTHER   (reprovingly)—Bobby,   I
told yon distinctly if Mrs. Jones
asked yon to havo n soeond piece
of cake, to say, "No, thank you,
Bobby—] know, ma; but she didn't
I Bay would I "have,'- sho Bald would 1
"like" another pioco, nnd if l\\ er
Mid "no" I d or told a lie.
V\711AT do von (ind most enjoyable
VV    about llfo on n farm!"
"Well," repliod Mr. Oorntos
Bel* " I don't calculate on much roal
i>n joy men t myself. But what 'Mainly
an' the girls look forward to is tho time
I when the Bummor hoarders take their
|kaittin' needles out on the porch nn'
talk nbout one another."
HOW did the girl behave when her
father discovered them eloping. '*
"Sho burst into tears."
"What did the young man do?"
"Oh, he went nil to pieces."
"What did the old man do."'
"Tie?    Why, he exploded with rage
and blew them lioth up."
AFTEB he had waited outside for ten
long minutes, the door wns opened
on the chain nnd u woman's face
appeared at the. aperture.
"Good morning, madam," began the
street hawker in liis suavest tones. "I
have here n little article of universal
utility.    II is called the Marvellous Mice
Exterminator, and the price "
'No  use,"   interrupted  tlie  woman,
firmly.   "We have no marvollous mice
in this house—-only the ordinary kind."
Then the door was shut, and the hawker was once more alone.
A GENTLEMAN who hnd purchased
a new bicycle gave his old one to
uu Irishman.
"Vou'II find the wheel useful when
vou are iu a hurry," said the gentleman to "Pat."
"Ol trust it will be a long toime till
Ol con ride it," said the Irishman.
"Why, have you ever tried!" asked
the gentleman.
"01 hov," was the gloomy reply. "A
friend lint me liis. 01 had it three or
four weeks, practising day an, noight,
un' niver got so Oi could balance mesilf
shtandin' ylit.il, let alone roidc it."
AyOUNO gentleman with a very
plain face wus rather annoyed because his view of the stage was
Obstructed by the hat of a pretty girl
who was sitting in front of him iu the
Wishing to get u glimpse of the per-
foruiatii-e, he plucked up courage and. in
a  nervous voice, exclaimed:
'•See hen1, miss, I want to look us
well as you."
"Oh, do yer?" she replied, in a rich
Cockney accent, as she turned around
and looked at lit in square in the eye,
"Then you M better run home and
change yer face."
■ AC*
Owing to tho great heat this
season n great deal ut' grain will
have vory short straw, making it
hard to handle. If yon want a
machine which will save you
money nnil labor, get the new aad
Sara all the Start Straw..   Staoas
tha Shravea. Operattr Ride* Machine.
Ose Has Dan tha Work ,1 Twa,
Terms:—S3!i with order; balance,
note 60 days, Interest 7 p.c.
W ( N S 11* K (1
Dr.Martel's Female Pills
frMorlbed .wi rtKJOiuitiended tor HOtnen'i »i
itieiiiH, a> HtwitlBoftlly prepared rotntftj <n provtu
•rortbi   The i«uli hroni inalr uw in quloh ami
?n fin a ue nt.    Por wilf ut ail ilnitf itorfs.
IT 19 usuaiiy in easy thing to break
up broody liana if they are taken
from   tho   neat   iiie   first   evening
they are t id t<> lie broodv, and placed
in a coop with a Blntted bottom. The
coop should bo raised from the ^muud
mo ilui, tho lu'ii cannot generate any
beat beneath lior. It' talten frum Ihe
neat the first day, il usually takes only
;i couple of (lays to break her up; but if
hIh1 irt allowed lo reiiiiiiu on the nest
two or throe duys, it- lakes longer,
When yon desire to net tho hen, let
her remain on the nest until she gets
tbortughly broody before attempting
to meve her to another place and set
her; •l.herwi.-e she may refuse to set.
1 n   tho  treatment  of   summer   complaints, the most elTectivo rei ly that
can be used is Dr, .1. I>. Kellogg'a
Dysentery Cordial, It is a standard
preparation, and many people employ it
in preference to other preparations, It
is a highly concentrated medicine, and
JIh Bodative and curative qualities are
beyond question. It has been a popular
tneflielne for many years and thousands
run attest its superior qualities In overcoming dysentery and kind red complaints.
Tt) I'ere Monsahre, the (listing
French preacher, there came tae
Sunday after .Mass a lady who
insisted that she must see him on an
affair of great Importance. It was a
matter of conscience, and she explained
that she was most seriously disturbed.
In fact she was sadly given to vanity.
That very morning, she confessed, she
had looked In the glass and hud yielded
tu the temptation of thinking herself
pretty.    I'ere Monsabre looked at her.
"Is that all, my daughter?"
"That is all." '
"Then go iu peace, for to make a
mistake is not a sin."
AN English scientist was in the habit
of taking hunting trips in the
North of Scotland. Here, when
night came upon them, and he and his
guides were sitting around tlieir camp,
he would become very communicative
ou scientific marvels, even narrating to
his seemingly awed listeners things that
he nover confided to his colleagues nt
One night the distinguished Englishman paused iu his talk, and, turning to
one of his guides, asked curiously:
"Sandy, what is that you and your
companions keep taking out of your
pockets and eating while I'm telling
you these things .'''
"Salt," replied Bandy, calmly, "a
grain at a time.
resident iu London married an
English lady, and shortly after
went to visit n bachelor uncle in Scot
land. When uncle and nophew were
over their WfllnUts and wine the old
genl lemnn remarked:
"Well,    Bobby,    ye   line   gotten   a
"Yes, uncle."
"What can she do?"
" Do!    What do yon mean (''
"Oh, can she sew a button on yer
Hark, or mah' yor parrltch, or do any
"Not at. all, uncle, The servants do
all that; hut 1 tell you what it Is; she
hns got the loveliest voire you ever
heard.   She's a grand singer."
" Man, could ye no' hue gotten a
TIIK man of lemming strolled into his
club at about 11 a.m.
"It's u strange thing," lie told
the members present, "but I was shaved this morning hy a man who really Is,
['suppose, a little nbovo the ordinary
barber. I know, lor instance, that he
look a double Hi : .lass at Oxford, thai
In- studied ,,i lloidolbiirc afterwards,
ami   spent   several   yeurs   ill   other   I'm
oign educational centres.
" Me ha', nine contributed scientific
articles tn onr besl magazines, uud ha«
numbered among his intimate friends
men of the highest social standing. And
yet." exclaimed the savant, "he can't
shave a man decently."
"By dove!" exclaimed the youuger
members, iu astonishment. "Hut, with
•il thoM' accomplishments, what is he a
:,arher for?"
"Oh, he isn't a barber!" said the
book-worm, smiling. "I shaved myself
Llth, uwrniug."
A WOMAN at Joplin had a drunken
husband aud two children. For
the sake of the latter she endured
and suffered until her reason was affected. She hud tried every Alan she could
think of to induce her husband to return
to decency. She had worked her bauds
raw to get tho money to buy patent
nostrums to put in his coffee, ami thus
destroy the drink appetite. She had
wrestled in prayer, she had done everything that her tortured mind could think
of, and nothing seemed tn be of nay
I'inally, it occurred to her that if she
was denil her husband might reform for
the sake of the children. She reasoned
that her death might be a shock to
him, and would cause him to realize liis
responsibilities. So she wrote a little
note, explaining her pitiful plan; und
the note, although it consisted of only
a lew lines, had in it all the poignant
agony and tragedy nf four thousand
yours of martyred womanhood.
Then sue took some carbolic acid aud
died, and hor soul is with the saints.
The newspapers told the Htory thus
fur, but have given no Information as
to the effects of her death upon her
husband. Such information would bo
superfluous, however, for the probabilities are all against the theory that he
profited by the tragic lesson. Ho may
havo been reasonably sober at the
funeral, but the chances are that he
began to drown liis sorrows immediately afterwards. A man who is well gone
along tho booze route Hkes nothing better than a Great. Corroding Grief that
he can display as an asset iu barrooms,
and shed maudlin tears over.
When things aro adjusted right, u
womau who is married to a chronic
drunkard will be able to get relief by
applying to tho courts—not the relief
of having him locked up and fined, but
that of having him put to work on
wages, under police guardianship, his
wages Doing turned over to her. Every
city that employs laborers should have
a jag brigade. Men who neglect their
families should be put to work iu It,
and paid the usual wages, and not per
milled to handle the money. The
scheme has been advanced before, but
has never been given a trial, although
it would moan all the difference between misery aud comfort to tens of
thousands of families.
left Canada after an almost end-
to-end inspection of her soldiers.
But one bet he overlooked, and it was a
good bet. too. In the route of his march
the headquarters stuff at Ottawa forgot
to mark a stop-over nt any of the camps
in the Province of Quebec. Montreal
officers are somewhat mystified at this
apparent neglect and, during the day or
two that he remained in the city before
sailing for home, several diplomatic attempts were made to find out from the
general himself what reasons were given
for not allotting him sufficient time tu
look over the cavalry at Farnham and
the Infantry at Three Rivers and Levis.
"Thai's a conundrum," replied the
general, laughingly, when the question
was put to him point blank. "And,
speaking of conundrums," continued he,
I never could get that word straight,
much less frame up an answer to ono.
Cucumbers, eumberers aud conundrums
all looked alike to me when 1 was a
"As you probably know, I am tho
only boy in a family of seven, tho
others, naturally, being girls. At rather
an early age I took it upon myself as
Mho only man of tlie family' to conduct
family prayers when my father wns
away! My mother was very pleased at
first, but hastily withdrew her consent
when she heard my first effort. T said,
'Oh, Lord, cut us not off as the encumbers of the ground.' "
Johnny meant eumberers.
With the Horses
fllHE Chinew newspapers, according
X    to the Westminster Gazette, hava
some remarkable pbnisen for announcing the disease of noted people,
.'he notices of King Edward's death are
especially curious:
The Shanghai Sheu l'no publishes a
telegram stating that the Chinese Minister ia London had telegraphed to tin
1'eking government, saying that" yoster
day night, tho 27th of the third moon"
(i.e., May 0), "the British Majesty's
etjiiipagi* had collapsed"; adding that,
"in consequence, the various foreign
legations at Peking had hoisted their
fings at half mast to mark their sorrow, ''
The next day a Peking telegram was
published by tlie Shon Pno, stating that
the Regent proposed to proceed in person to the British Legation to express
condolence, and to dispatch either Tsai
chcu (son of T'rince K'ing), or Yuh
laag vson of P'udlU, the Prince Ting,
who died in 1907), to Kngland to "pour
out u libation" (lay a wreath). The
Regent also ordered the court officials,
etc,, that, "a friendly country having a
demise, they ought, to suspend festivities.' '
Meanwhile, on the same day, a Tokyo
telegram was published in the Shea Pan,
stating that "the Japanese court would
go into mourning for the Emperor of
Kngland from the 7th to tho 27th nf
Ihe Western 5th month inclusive." The
Shen Pan gives a long account of King
Edwnt'd'8 career, and publishes an excellent portrait,
The next Shanghai newspaper of importance, the lloei Pan, uses the exjires-
lion "liis British Mnjestv hu* mounted
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iie many who ^nlfor from rheumatism
trial of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills is
■< nnimendod. They have pronounced
ftion upon the liver and kidneys and
y regulating Ihe action of these or-
.ins net us an alternative in provODt*
ig tho admixture of uric acid and
lood that causes thi-: painful disorder,
key must he taken according lo diree-
ons and used steadily and they will
loedlly give evidence of theii lieno-
•ial effects,
A TEAM or single horse that will
stand perfectly still, until asked
to move forward, is aboul as
sure a test of tho kind of a horseman
tho driver is as can be found. How
often ilo we seo some spirited horso
stamping around, backing up. aud then
straining on the rein, while its driver
is alternately jerking at tha rein, aud
endeavoring to get tlie rug around his
knees, or assisting some lady perhaps,
to get comfortably seated,
There is a time when this mutter can
bo remedied, it is when the horse is
receiving liis lirst lesson. He should
be taught to stand absolutely still at
all times, until he receives the word of
command to move on. Moderately still
will not do, It must lie emphasized in
the horse's mind that he must nut move.
If this is onco done, and it lakes a good
many lessons to do it, the mutter is
practically settled. The horse's one
stock in trade is his memory, and he
will afterwnrd stand still, so that the
driver can make all preparations in
Perhaps thore is no one other tiling
which has done more to make nervous
women apprehensive of horses than a
few experiences with horses that would
not stand still while the driver was getting ready. A horse which dances
around ut that time, exhibits little appearance of being under tho control of
tho driver. As a matter of fact, ho
isn't, to the same extent as if he wero
trained to stand.
Tho new Donaldson liner Satnrnia,
oa her maiden voyage, carried a lurge
number of t'lvilosdales for Canuda.
Mr. (leorgo Oainpboll, Hart hill, Hiold-
side, Aberdeen, shipped twenty-six fillies to Mr. Isaacs, Cobourg, Ont. About
half a dozen of these wore bought
from Mr. Riddell, Blackhall. Paisley.
Amongst those wero Kintyre-brod two-
year-olds and three-year-olds, got by tho
big Durham premium horse Lord Dor-
went (13599), which left useful stock
in Klntyre; the well-bred stallion
King's Baron (14179), aad his stable
companion) King's Ransom (142.12),
with Dunuro Baron (125(11); ami the
Hiawatha horse Loader of Fashion
(13058), Those fillies are out of well-
bred mures, some of thoir dams being
got by the Highland aud Agricultural
Society's prize horse Gallant Prince
(tt!.").ri2), and the tniek, good-moving
liorse Cunongate (10521), a sou of the
celebrated Beahnm Harbour show horse
Holy rood* Of Ihe sires named. King's
Ransom is a son of tho Darnloy horse
Carthusian (9722): Hunure Karon is a
son of the breeding and show horse
Karon of Buchlyvie (11203); and
King's Huron is by the famous breeding and prize horse Barouson (]09S1),
Hie sire of the champion Oyama, and
himself a specially well-bred sou of the
champion Huron's Pride (9132), From
Mr. .lames Hick, Baliaton. HlairHrum-
inoml, Mr. Campbell had six two-year-
old Allies bred in Kifeshire and in Stirlingshire. Two are by Mucins (12682),
ami an equal number aro by Lath risk
Karon (IKUoj). One of the Mucins
fillies is out uf a mare by that horse,
her gr.dain being got by the $15,000
horse Prince of Albion (0178), which
was four times first at the Highland
and Agricultural Society's shows. Yet
another of those fillies is bv the capital
breeding horse Borelund Pride (101118),
one of tho most successful stock-getting
sons of Baron's Pride. A particularly
well-bred filly was got by the Falkirk
premium horse Dunuro Link (12131)
out of a mare by Lathrisk Topsmun
(11784.) From Mr. Geo. A. Kerguson,
Surradale, Elgin, two fillies came—one
a three-year-old, aad the other u two-
year-old. The former was got by that
tip-top sire Up to Time (10475), und
the latter by Paymaster (1220S). The
rest of this shipment were bought in
singles from breeders iu Aberdeenshire.
Two   of   them    were   got   by   Prince
Why suffer from corns when they can
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Thomas 11. (11804): ono was by the
noted prize horse AUandalo (18418);
another was by Best of All (12048);
aud two wore by The Percy (13220).
One bred by Mr. David Walker, Coul-
lio, Udny, was got by Crown and Featb- j
er (8559) out of u mare by the champion horso Prince Thomas (10202); and
another claimed Lord M'Neil (15292)
as hor sire, while her dam was by
Prince of Carruohan (8151), one of the
greatest champion horses ovor known.
This lot should coinnmnd a ready sale
iu Canada, Thoy are of u good draught
horse typo, and well bred Clydesdales
to boot.
Mr. Adam Kenuedy, Ottawa, had oue
two-year-old filly got bv Karl of Brack
ley (L3457), out of a'mare bv Black-
band (11,023), with gr.-dam by'the celebrated champion Prince Alexander
(SS99), the first winner of the Cawdor
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at Dundee in 1890.
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No. 38
.Sin' had .'i  little hummer,
She used it with it will.    /
Sho knocked nt everybody
Thoy eouldu't koop her Btillj
.She knocked nbout her neighbors
If Ihey were friend* or foes.
She knocked nbout Ihe table,
And knocked about her dollies.
she knocked ul hubby's smoking,
About his snoring, too;
She knocked nbout his whistling,
And so, perhaps, would you;
At last the Keuper claimed hor,
Her course on onvth was run;
Her husband then considered
Her knocking days were done.
Hut hubby went one ovoulng
To see a spirit show,
Where always in the gloaming
The spirits come and go.
He heard a spirit knocking,
"My wife," he said, "I'll boll
Now, isn 't she u wonder?
Hear that!    Site's knocking yet! "
This story hns u moral,
Now, mark tho lesson well.
That hubby's wife in hubby's life
Made just a little—pnndomonlutn.
If  hubby   hnd  known   better
How to treat aa angry wife,
He'd invested in some BUOK-EYES
And have had a happy life.
P. S.--When your wife is knocking:, buy a BUCK-EYE. Its
fragrant aroma will turn her displeasure into a peaceful,
Record Whaling Voyages
Hy John R. Spei
IN the revival of tin- whale fisheries
tlm past, few years has brought,
ateam 1ms supplanted sails, and tho
gnu ami explosive bullet serve the office
formerly hold by the harpoon launched
by a sturdy seaman 's rlglit ami. But,
in spite of such innovations, most of the
•Id records, good and had, remain*. The
hick and pluck pf nearly a eentury ago
counted for enough to ofl'Mcf.'twentieth
•entury machinery,
Tho most extraordinary good-luck
voyage QVQI made hy an American
whaler was that of tho Imrk Envoy,
belonging to William C. Hmwnell, ut
New Bedford. Tho Kuvoy was built in
]Hl!li, and in the year 1817 she, returned
to her home port in such a condition
Wi.it the underwriters refused to insure
her for another voyage, ami she was
•old, to be broken up, tu Mr. llrownoll.
But when she lmd heen taken to New-
Bedford, Captain Browuoll lookod her I
»ver in company with Captain W. T.
Walker, ami they found her, as they
bolioved, lit for another voyage. Captain Walker was so confident that she
was fit that he agreed to take command j
%i her.
Accordingly the Kuvoy wus filed for
sea, the total cost for ship and supplies
being but $8,000, where the outfitting
•f a first-class whaler of her capacity
■light have cost from $40,000 to $(>()'.
•00. Uninsured, the Kuvoy sailed from
New Bedford on July 18, 1848.
Going to Wytuoluckie, she took a cargo of oil, which Captain Walker hail
previously purchased from a wrecked
whaler ami stored there. This oil wns
tarried to Manila and shipped to Lou-
don, where it was sold at a profit of
From Manila the Envoy went cruising in the North Pacific, and in fifty
live days she took 2,800 barrels of whale
•il and 40,000 pounds of whale bone.
With this she returned to Manila, where
She shipped the bone ami 1,800 barrels
•f the oil to Loudon. This shipment
yielded .$..7,000 net.
The Kuvoy then wenl cruising again.
and secured* 2,500 barrels of oil and
3:1,000 pounds of bone. She then sailed
to Han Francisco, where, in 1851, she
sold her oil for $78,450, ami shipped
bono to New Bodford that was solo for
$12,500, And then, to complete the ro-
•ord of good luck, San Kranciscu met-
•bants offered $0,000 for the old bark.
she had boon condemned j she was fit-
tod out at a sixth of the ordinary cost
•f a whaler of equal capacity; but she
brought to her owner aud venturesome
•row $198,'! 50.
The facts in this story show clearly
mc reason why young Americans were
eagor to go to sea in those days. The
•rows of whalers received shares of the
proceeds of the voyage instead of
Monthly wages. A captain usually had
a "lay" of one seventeenth; the mate
had onetwenty-eighth; tho second mate
had one forty -fifth; and a man before
tho mast had from one in one-
hundred and twenyy to ono in one linn-
Arod-a ml-sixty, according to his ability
and experience.
There were common sailors who earned more than $1,000 in that cruise of
Mie Envoy. The second mate earned
$:!,iiiiu, and the captain more than
$8,000, And, as all hands wero supplied
with food by the ship aud were at small
expanse for clothes, the sums earned
were almost  unimpaired by expeuses.
The largest catch brought to port by
any American whaler, as the result of
a single cruise, included 5,800 barrels of
whale oil and 200 barrels of sperm, with
50,000 pounds of bone. It was taken in
a voyage lasting only twenty-six
months, made by the South America,
•f Providence, Captain R, N. Sowle. It
sold for $80,000. That was in 1849.
This ship was fitted out at a cost of
The catch thnt brought the largest
sum of money ever received by a whaler was that* of the l'ioneer, of New
London, Captain Kbene/.er Morgan. She
sailed from her home port on June 4th,
1864, bound for Davis Straits, the ship
and outfit, having cost $35,000. She returned in September, 1805, with 1,891
barrels of oil ami 62,050 pounds of bone,
which together sold for $ln0,000.
It is hard to decide which was the
worst luck voyage iu the records. The
brig Knimelino, of Wow Bedford, sailed
en July 11th, 1841, A year later her
eaptaill was killed by a whale, aud Iter
crew, utterly discouraged, returned
home, where ihey arrived in September,
1843, with ten barrels of oil ns the re
suit of a cruise lasting twenty-six
Tho ship Junior, of Now Bodford,
after a cruise lasting from July 21,1S57,
to August 20, 1858. returned "clean"—
without a barret of oil.
Tho worst mutiny known to the miauls of the whalers was that of the
Globe, of Nantucket, Captain Thomas
Worth. On the night of January 25th,
1824, while in the Pacific, her crew,
with no greater incentive than a desire
lo live among the natives of the Pacific
islands, arose under the leadership of a
bont-stoerer named Samuel B. Comstock,
and killed the captain nud three mates
in most cold-blooded fashion.
The ship wns then taken to the Mul-
grave Islands, where all but six men
landed. The six had hnd no part in the
mutiny, and, ns soon as they could, thoy
eut the cable and sailed awuy to Valparaiso, whence ship and nil were sent
home. Of tho men left on tho island,
ton in number, one was hanged by his
•eociatos; Comstock was killed by his
chief assistant, a man named Silas
Payne, after a quarrel, and all but two
wove killed by the natives because of
tho brutal conduct of Payne.
Tho two survivors, William Lay and
811ns llussey, were taken from the islands by an American man-of-wiir, tried
and acquitted on the plea that they had
taken no active part iu the mutiny.
Then they wrote a book, describing the
Toyngo, which is one of the prizes in
tho collections of nautical book-gatherers.
A wreck thnt was without a parallel
in tho annals of whnlcrs was that of
tho ship Niphon, of Nantucket. On her
first, voyage, when a new ship, she was
sunk by salt-water worms (the teredo),
boring her planks through. She had not
been properly sheathed.
The whaler wreck that created the
greatest sensation, and has since been
remembered better than any other, was
that of the ship Kssex, ot* Nantucket,
Captain George Pollard, jr. She was
rammed by a whale on November 80th,
1810, while iu the Pacific, between 300
and -100 miles from the Marquesas. The
ship sank. The crew, numbering twenty-one, took to the boats, and landed on
a barren reef, where there was nothing
to be had but fish and water.
Hero three of the men remained, hop
ing to be rescued lated, while the remainder stalled for the island of Juan
Fernando/,. One of the boats was never
heard from again. In one of the others
the captain ami one man were found by
a British ship, while the mate and two
men were picked up iu the other. The
three men left on the island were res-
i ued. Captain I'ollanj, in his youth,
was a deck-hand on Fulton's first
steamer, the Clermont.
Iu the early days the crews had many
conflicts with the inhabitants of the
Pacific islands. The greatest, loss of
life resulting from an attack by those
natives was that from the crew of the
ship Oeno, of Nantucket.
lu April, 1825, this ship struck on a
reef near Turtle Island, one of the Fiji
group, ami went to pieces. The crew,
numbering twenty-one, landed ou the
island, and were hospitably received.
But the inhabitants of a neighboring
island came over, ami, ou finding them
there, killed twenty of them. The other
man escaped into the brush, and was
later taken from the island by a passing ship.
The longest distance ever traversed
across the ocean by a whaler's boats, if
not by any other open boats, was made
by the crew of the ship Canton, of New
Bedford. The Canton was wrecked upon u barren reef lying latitude 2 dcg.
15 min. south, longitude I7"l deg. west,
on March 4th, 18154. The crew landed
on the roof, but the only source of sup
plies there was the wreck, and tne thermometer ranged from 186 deg. by day
to 04 deg. by night.
At the end of four weeks thoy embarked, and headed for the King's Mill
group, sun miles away, lu this passage
the men had suflicient food only for
half a sea biscuit a day, ami they drank
but half a pint of water iu the same
By day the boats were spread as fur
apart us possible, in the hope of increasing their chances of seeing help. At
the end of forty-live days they reached
one of the Lndrones, on which they
were able to obtain cocoauuts, fish, ami
birds, but no water. Having been refreshed by the stop on this island, the
crew then went, ou to Tiniun, but, the
commandant of the island thought they
were a company of buccaneers, and re
fused to allow them to laud. lie was
persuaded to give them bread and
water, however, and they then went on
to Guam, where they arrived four days
later. They had sailed 8,500 miles in
their open boats,
Captain Briggs, of the bark Wave, of
New Bedford, took a sperm whale on
August 2nd, 1870, that made 102 barrels
quantities of oil. In lnoi, the General
the James Arnold, of New Bedford, in
one voyage captured eight whales that
made over 100 barrels of oil each, the
yield of the largest oue taken being
187 barrels.
This whale was !»" feet long, and its
forehead was III 1-2 feet high. Tho
flukes were 18 feet long.
The right whales gave much larger
quantities of oil. lu 1801, the Feu oral
Pike, of New Bedford, took a whale on
the Kodiah ground from which 274 bur
rels ut' oil were saved. Tills was the
largest undisputed yield. A Honolulu
newspaper called the "Friend'' reported in 1849 that a whale captured by
the Junior, of New Bedford, produced
810 barrels, but there is no record of
this yield in New Bedford. The average yield of the sperm whales was 25
barrls, and of the right 00.
Tho largest amount of sperm oil
brought into the country iu any oue
year was 5,309,188 gallons. This was
the return for 1887, It sold for uu average price of 82 1-2 cents per gallon.
The largest amount of whale oil
brought iu for any one year—whale oil,
so-called, being the product of other
whales than the sperm—wus 11,593,488
gallons. This was the return for 1845,
and it sidd for IW cents a gallon.
The greatest year's produce of whalebone was 5,(i52,;i00 pounds. It was
brought home iu lHo.'l, and it sold for
the profitable price uf 'M\U cents a
Tho year that gave the whalers the
greatest return in money was 1854,
when the sales of oil ami bone amounted to $10,802,004.80. The years 1S52,
1853, 1854, uud 1857 each -brought to
tho whalers more than $10,0110,000,
while the years IS55 and K'.U each
brought them more than $0,000,000. The
total yield of the whale fishery from
1804 to 1870, inclusive, amounted to
TilK scientific world in Franco is
now iu a state of agitation and of
controversy over the announcement recently mado by Dr. Eugene
Louis Doyen a famous physician and
surgeon, tnnt he hns produced a therapeutic agent which he calls micolysino
and which he asserts will greatly prolong human lifo and revolutionize the
practice of medicine, states the Technical World Magazine. This discovery
is tho result of tea years of study, in
which he has applied the theories of
Professor Eli Moduli koff, the venerable
head of tho Pasteur Institute, to the
creation of a new pharmacopeia.
"It is feasible," said Professor
Mcchnikoff, with his habitual caution,
when questioned concerning Dr. Doyen's discovery. "But I can scarcely permit myself to hope that we have reached this point so soon. It is a devious
path we havo been pursuing, and while
I mn confident of ultimate success I
must refrain from expressing an exact
opinion until the data of experiments
nre more nearly complete."
Dr. Doyen himself is unreservedly
enthusiastic. He declares that ho and
his assistants hnyo observed the cur-
ativo effect of micolysino in hundreds
of cases, and that among his own patients are mnny prominent men who
havo boon  cured of longstanding dis
eases and who now use micolysiuu as a
" 1 cannot yet consent," said Dr.
Doyen, "to make public the process of
manufacture of micolysiue or to reveal its diemidnl composition Some
of the component parts are very rare
and the compounding of the substance
is a dulicuto process requiring the close
a I tent ion of one thoroughly familiar
with the subject, and in touch with the
studies that, have occupied me for ninny
THE national wealth of Germany
shows striking signs of bocomiug
more ami more diffused. The latest statistics indicate that in Prussia
tne aggregate taxable incomes uf less
than $750 annually havo risen from
$775,000,000 iu 1895 to $1,900,000,000
in 1000, an increase of nearly 150 per
cent, iu fourteen years. Even more remarkable evidence of prosperity among
tho less well-to-do classes is afforded by
the savings banks deposits, which have
grown from $1,125,000,000 to nearly $3.-
000,000,000 iu the same period. This enormous increase is attributable to the
rise in wages in almost every German
industry. According to calculations published by tho Government's Accident
Insurance Bureau the Gorman workman's average annual wages have risen
during the last ten years from $180.50
to $250.25, an increase of 38 per cent.
Assuming that the cost, of living in Germany has gone up 25 per cent, iu that
period, there is still a liberal margin to
the good. Tho total revenue derived
from income tax amounted to $38,000,-
000 in 1895. Last year it was $71,000,-
000, the Increase being almost entirely
due to the growing number of moderate
PIGS are troubled with rheumatism
more than by any other disease.
Its work is so insidious oftentimes, and Its attacks so various iu
form, that it is not recognized, but it
may be set down as a rule that if the
pig be afflicted by some mysterious malady, particularly one that incapacitates
it in some manner, it is rheumatism. Inflammations attacking the fibrous structures of the body (muscles, tendons,
joints, bursae, etc.), lumps, swellings,
intermittent troubles, suppuration very
rarely, and even fatal implication of
the heart structure, all are oue disease,
rheumatism, in varying forms. Constitutional predisposition, inherent
weakness, has much to do with it, and
exposure to wet and cold as well us
drafts of air develop it. But its treatment is not difficult. Give each pig
half an ounce of castor oil. Usually he
may be made to eat it in a little bran
or meal. Follow this later with ten
grains of bicarbonate of potnssu and
the same amount of potussa nitrate
daily until improvement is noticed.
Meanwhile, keep the patients in shelter if the weather be cold or wet. Anil
be sure always that they havo a warm,
dry bed where there are no drafts. Indeed, this is one of the fundamentals of
success with the pig pen.
THE Eiffel Tower, in Paris, which for
some time was regnrded as a useless mass of iron, is now proving
itself of great service iu the extension
of wireless telegraphy. The latest feat
which it has accomplished is the regular
nightly despatch of signals to all vessels and stations within 3,000 miles of
the tower. Tho clockroom in the Paris
Observatory hns been connected by a
special wire with the wireless apparatus ut the tower. Ou the stroke of
midnight, Paris time is now flashed to
every coastal and marine station within
a ralfius of from 2,500 to 3,000 miles,
ami to every ship ou adjacent sens and
oceans. It is estimated that the signal
reaches the coast of West Africa, the
whole extent of the Mediterranean, almost all the Northern Atlantic, the English Channel, tho North Sea, Great Britain, and practically the whole of Central and Western Europe. The signal
enables ships at sea to take their bearings with aa ease and accuracy hitherto
At a Scotch Bums dinner a number
of kindred spirits had foregathered.
During the convivial evening songs
were rendered by nil present except a
medical gentleman who occupied the
"Come, come, Dr. Macdonnld," said
the chairman, "we cannot let you escape. ''
The doctor protested that he could
not sing.
"As a matter of fact," he explained,
"my voice is altogether unmusical, and
resembles the sound caused by the act
of rubbing a brick along the panels of
a door."
The company attributed this to the
doctor's modesty, nnd reminded him
that good singers always needed a lot
of pressing,
"Vory well," said the doctor, "if
you can stand it I will sing."
Long before he hnd finished his auditors were uneasy—ho had faithfully
described his voice. Thero was a painful silence ns the doctor sat down,
broken at length by tho voico of a braw
Scot nt tho end of tho table.
"Mon," he exclaimed, "your slng-
in's no' up to much, but your verncity's
inst nwfu'!. Yo're richt aboot that
KITCHENER stories are vory popu
lar in London just now, and one
which has resontly como out is
causing great, amusement.
During a portion of the South African
wnr Lord Kitchener hnd as an orderly a
young scion of a noblo house who had
joined the Imperial Yeomanry as a
trooper. Ho could not quite understand
that he was not on terms of perfect
Squallty with the members of the staff,
and, having been summoned one morning to carry some despatches for the
eomniaiider-in-chiei, ho entered tho room
with n jaunty air.
"Did you want me, Kitchener?" he
asked, calmly, while the rest nf the staff
gasped for fear of what would happen
Kitchener, however, merely looked at
him with a quiet smile, "Oh, don't call
me Kitchener," he remarked, gently;
"it's so beastly formal, Call mc Her
JUST after the closing of tho theatres
—and the barrooms-1—a night or
two ago, a closed car marked "Norfolk street" left the Dudley street
transfer station. It was crowded to tho
doors. About half way dowu tho ear
wus seated an amiable' man of middle
age with a tremendous burden of intoxicants, who restrained himself from sleep
with ditUculty.
Tho car was bowling along the other
side of Grove Hill, still well filled, when
tho drunk gently pulled the coat of a
young man iu trout of him. "Where
are we?" he asked, with some difficulty,
"Columbia Koad," replied the young
"All right, I've gone by," said the
older one, setting himself contentedly.
*'Gone by your streeti Then you
want to get oil', don't you/"
The drunk smiled sweetly. "In all
thish crowd," ho said. "Not'n your
life. I'm goiu' t' the end of the Hue,
pay 'nother fare, tell the conductor
where I live when it's quiet, un' he'll
see 1 get home a'right. Don't you worry, young feller.   Done it often."
HKUK is a good story of Louis
Wain—the well-knowu artist
whose drawings of cats are
world-wide in their reputation.
lie strolled into a variety theatre
one night, and was introduced to a man
Casually his friead remarked that
this was Mr. Louis Waiu, whoso cuts
were so famous.
The man, after studying his programme, turned suddenly to Mr. Wain,
remarking: "And what time, sir, does
your cat turn como along hero? I don't
see it mentioned iu the programme."
The Merry Muse
llerv, sir, is your currant pie,
Alternating  currant   pie.
First a currant then a fly,
'Neath the crust, altornuto, lie.
Whatever trouble Adam had,
No man could make him sore
By saying, when he told a jest,
* "I've heard that joke before."
»    *>    »
Some men, we know, have taking ways,
But 01  alas! alack!
Thore  are  but  few  we  know  of  who
Have ways of bringiug back.
This stirring tale of fearsome beasts
Will   fascinate   tho  gentle   reader;
The words cost one case note apiece—
It's rich—in that way—Podunk Leader.
Ono gets good measure in this book;
Ho might write "bad" but gives "infernal ''—
Five letters more for one small bill—
Which  proves his great heart.
—Bingville Journal.
Tis put aside with much regret;
Word  follows  word  iu  such  a   maimer
That one in wading through it, seems
Neck deep in money.
—Bluff town   Banner.
One chapter is quito crowded full
Of  vurbose  stunts, but  if you'd slight
At least you'd hear the eagles scream
lit suffering protest.   —Vaptown Item.
The golden .words come thick aud fust;
The appendix, so ourselves would judge
Was written ou that blank device
Which  adds up  figures.
—Rubcdale Budget.
"May I—may I. kiss you, dear?" said
"First £ want one thing made clear,"
said she.
"Hove you e'or kissed maid before, or
"No," ho answered—she was sure he
Then, with willing lips, she whispered,
Ves, you may, since vou don't kiss and
The trouble is that in this land sublime
Too many citizens know how to rhyme;
In fact, some ten or twenty thousand
Write verses that correctly mate and
And   several   hundred   sometimes  even
To   no   small   aptitude   of   measured
So many scores woo well tho ficklo muse
Thut editors dare  not their songs  refuse:
Thus  ore  our  safes so  full of pretty
Wu   can   no   more—so,   prithee,   spare
your curses,
* •    i
The Milkman calls at tho outer walls,
And many a maid frum upper story
Comes down the stairs in the dress she
In nil her aftcruoon-tido glory.
"Oh, milk belowl" sets the wild echoes
"Oh,   milk   below!"   crying,   crying,
Ah me, oh dear, how thin and clear,
Thinner and clearer daily growingl
I almost deem that I hear the stream
Of wator into the milk-can flowing.
"Oh! milk belowl" I'm surely never
"Oh, milk below!" lying, lying, lying.
Oh, that is the hue of the pale sky-blue,
That's made from cistern, pump or
i«<o cow in a field such stulT would yield,
The   sight   of   it   makes   me  shiver,
"Oh, milk belowl" thus I send it fly
Go, Milkman, go! lying, lying, lying!
* •   «
There was a young girl at a junction
Who was evidently wrung with compunction;
When asked why she cried,
'• I was to wed," she replied,
"But can't think whero they're holding tho function."
Breeding Carriage Horses
(From   "Country   Life   in   Ante
SINCE the days of "Flora Temple"!
the Eastern farmer's ambition has |
been to breed her like, and the
like of all the horses that have come
into prominence ns record breakers oh
the trotting track. Speed lias beeu their
sole object. Beautiful conformation
ami action have been entirely lost sight
of, and what is the result.'
As a matter of fact, most of the re
cord breakers of the past, and of the
present fir that matter, have been, and
are, bred on the farms of wealthy men
who can afford to raise fifty or a hundred colts, and are satisfied if u few
out of the number prove to be "top
Hoteliers." The comparatively poor
men seldom make money at the game.
I am not trying lo throw cold water
ou the breeding of trotting horses—far
from it. Hut I do claim that it is iu
most cases a waste of time ami money
for the working farmer to make a business of it. On the other hand, lie can
breed and raise a few colts each year
of the carriage horse type that will put
money into his pocket, and will not interfere with the general work of his
A full-made, liorse, with quality and
action, is the type demanded. To describe such a horse minutely; tlie head
should be of medium size, with good
width between tho eyes, and the eyes
prominent, with small ears; lengthy
neck with some crest; sloping shoulders
not too fine at the withers; deep, round
barrel, and full-made, lengthy quarters,
with the tail set well up. It should
stand on fairly short legs with clean,
flat, bone; it should stand square ou its
feet, aud the feet should be round and
cup shaped. In action-it should bo a
line-trotter, folding the knees well up
under the body and moving them ahead
without throwing them to one side or
the other. The hind legs should be used
in piston-Hko fashion, and should be
brought well up and under the body
with snap and freedom. Such a hoise
should weigh from 1,000 to 1,200 pounds
and should stand anywhere from fifteen
to sixteen hands high,
A horse of this description can be
broken to harness when two years old.
From that time until lour or five years
old it can do a share of the work ou
the farm. The first place to put it is
iu the harrow. This can be done when
it is two years old. This is a fine and
safe place to get the young horsu accustomed to harness, and to pulling its
share of light, weight beside au older
and steadier liorse. When three years
old it can plough, and here hitch it. ou
the offside so that it has to walk in
the furrow. In half a day's timo the
average colt will be as steady as the
old horse, and in two weeks' time it
can be safely be put to the farm wagon.
Tt can go on doing regular work, and
thus earning its oats, until the spring
when coming four years old. Now is
the time to take it from all heavy
work, and to begin educating it for the
market. Hitch to a light wagon, drive
often, but only short distances; limit
the drive to twenty minutes or half an
hour; keep the colt well up to the bit,
and drive sharply all the time. Teach
it to back; this is essential for town
work. Teach it to stand quietly; this
is also absolutely essential.
During this time the colt should he
blanketed warmly so as to hasten the
losing of winter hair. Hy the first of
May it should be ready for the market,
ami if it has the prerequisites before
mentioned, it can be sold for a price
that will astonish the farmer.
It is well known that many farmers
would breed this type of horse if they
were positively sure how to go about
it, and yet the means are ready to their
hands. There is but one breed of horses
in the world that, can be relied upon to
do it, and that breed is the Hackney.
Any community of farmers that will
buy a good stallion of this breed and
use him judiciously will make money.
The markets are close at hand, and
yet there would be no need to send
these horses to market. Men will come
to your very door to buy them. These
men are at their very wits' end at the
present time to know whero to find even
a semblance of such horses.
Ten farmers, clubbing together, can
buy a stallion of the type described,
and one that can be relied upon to reproduce himself, for $2,000—a matter
of if^Ou subscribed by each member of
the syndicate. This is by fur the best
and most economical method, us they
would then havo the use of such a
horse during all the years of his natural
usefulness, and besides, they would have
a revenue from his service when let to
outside breeders; such service would a)
ways be worth $-*> per mare. This
would mean a return to the syndicate
of 12 1-2 per cent, ou the original in
vestment, providing that only ten out
side mares were bred to him,
If each member of the syndicate bred
two mares, (18,60 for each mare should
be turned into tho treasury of the company, which, with the revenue from out
sido service added, would bring the tot
al returns up to S5 per cent,, a pretty
good Investment to begin with, even if
10 per cent, should ho deducted for the
keep of the stallion.
As to tin- mares, there would be no
extra expense attached, unless they
were bought mid kept for purely breeding purposes, which they need not be,
us almost any farmer can work two
horses, and these might as well be
mares as geldings.
The mare is bred iu the spring, and
this will not interfere with her doing
the regular work during the year. She
can be worked safely, and for that matter with some benefit to the prospective
offspring) right up to within six weeks
of the Ume ot foaling, and even closer
than that.
Tho foal should be kept with ils mo
(her not less than ten weeks; after that
timo the dam can be put to work again,
but should be returned to the foal every
day at noon and during (he night. If
this method is followed, it will be seen
that but little expense is attached to
the first two years of breeding operations.
The foal should be weaned when six
mouths old. To koop it during the
winter will cost about $;,5. Ju the
spring it goes to pasture, and no actual
outlay is here necessary, It must again
be wintered, however, and the second
winter need cost no moro than the first;
a high class carriage horse it will fetch
not less tnan $300 at your own door.
A two cent stamp will fetch the dealer
to you, providing you have something
ho wants; und what that something is, ■
is simply what the dealers are finding
it harder and harder to find—good, upstanding, full-made carriage horses.
Of the offspring of such a stallion,
7fi per cent, will be marketable at tue
above ratio, und the balance will sell
for their actual cost of raising, if not
for a little more.
THE Japanese iu Denver who shipped
the cremated remains of his son
to Japan through tho post-office
found a new use for the mails. Iu this
act the customs and traditions of a
people lately out of bnrbarism called
for aid upon the conveniences of modem life and received it. The Japanese,
according to the customs of his country,
wished the remains of his boy to rest
in his fatherland. He had the remains
cremated ami the ashes tightly packed
iu a hermetically scaled jar. * This he
was able to mail to Japan from Denver
for the small cost of l!2 cents. It was
the first time that the Post-office Department ever had to pass upon this
particular kind of a package, and nothing was found in the law'to forbid
the carrying of it through the mails.
the third winter will bo about the same,
so that in the spring when the colt is
three years old, its total cost amounts
to $105 for keep. Add to'thin the lirst
cost of service. $12.50, and the total
amounts to $117.50.
The colt cun now begin to earn its
keep by doing a share of the work ai
before stated, so that adding $35 again
for wintering we have the total cost,
when four years old, of $152.50, Now
comes tin1 time to educate and finish,
a period of not more than sixty days
being necessary. Allowing fifty cents
a day for exlra feed and other neces-
surv expense, we have a total of
Now is the time to sell, and if the
iolt ha
all th
■ necessary requisite
THE remarkable fact that the curliest
known ancestor, or primitive type,
of the modern whale bore heavy
armor on its back, iu the form of strong
bony plates, has been set forth by the
German paleontologist, Abel. The plates
occasionally found associated with the
remains of the primeval form of whale,
the extinct zeuglodou, have generally
been regarded as having belonged to
gigantic turtles, but Abel has shown
that they were part of the skeleton of
the Zeuglodon itself. They resemble
iu their character the impenetrable bony
shells of tho huge glyptudouts that formerly inhabited South America. The
suggestion is made that, at the time
when they carried armor, whales were
amphibious creatures, living on the
coasts, and needing spccinl protection
from rocks as well as from sharks.
Mark Twain, as aa example of un
conscious humor, used to quote a Hartford woman who said one day iu the
lute spring:
"My husband is the dearest fellow.
" 'Jim,' 1 said tu him this morning,
'are you very hard up just uow?'
" 'I certainly am hard up,' ho replied soberly. 'This high cost of living
is terrible. 1 don't know whin I'm going to.do,'
"'Then, Jiin,' said I, 'I'll give up
all thought uf going to the country for
July and August this yeai.'
"Lut the de-ii" fellow's face changed,
and he suid:
"'Indeed, (ben, you won't, darling.
I thought yon wuuted to buy .i I mi. with
tin aigrette or tonic such foolishness.
No, no, my darling—Jim can always
find the money to let his dear little
wife go io the country.'"
IT will doubtless surprise many
Scotchmen to learn that tho kilt as
at present worn is only u modern
fancy costume and is not of Scottish
origin at all. Thu honor of its invention is due two Englishmen—an army
tailor who accompanied Gen. Wudo's
forces to Scotland in 171!*, anil Thomas
Kuwlinsoii, overseer of some iron works
iu Glengarry's county. For more than
a century previously, indeed, the tartan
plaid had been the common garb of the
Highlanders; but it was all in oue piece,
Wound iu folds around the body, leaving
the knees bare. Prior tu the adoption
of the tartan, which probably took
place about the close of the fifteenth
century, the long, loose salfron colored
skirt, the real "garb of old Gaul," was
the Highland dress.
A BRITISH firm recently built, at a
cost of ono million dollars, a floating dry dock fur the Brazilian
government* This dock is now being
towed to Brazil. It is 550 feet long and
150 feet broad. It is now at sea, being
towed to Brazil by two Dutch tugboats
especially built for such service. The
cost of the towage is estimated at $80,-
1)0(1. There will be no calls at ports on
tho way to recnul, for the tugs are ubun-
diiutly supplied with fuel ami na extra
supply is stowed on the dock. It is ex-
peeled the tugs will consume two
months in reaching Rio Janeiro. The
distance is 6,fi00 miles.
United States nuvul officers some time
since lowed a similar duck from Phila
dolphin to the Philippines, a distance of
some 15,000 miles.
One business man met anuther the
othor daw The second seemod down
hearted. '
"What's Ihe matter old maul" nslt
ed the first; "you look pretty bluet"
"Well, to put it iu a nutshell, I've
been having a 'flutter' in rubbers, and
come a bad cropper.''
"Sorry, old boy. Wero yon a 'bull'
or n 'bear' may I ask."
" Neither, I was au ass."
REVOLVERS & AMMUNITION     -      -      -      -
•   -   T. E. BATE   -   •
PHONE   31
The Bie Store
Fall Millinery Openings
Sept., 17th
We extend a cordial invitation to all who
viftit oup show pooms.
Our store is full of the newest and most
up-to-date goods.
Sim©n ILeiter ( €o.
We have recently received a
Carload of McLAUGHLIN
Carriages and Buggies,
and are prepared to quote
lowest prices and best terms.
• give us a call.
General Merchants, Courtenay.
We sell Safety Razors
Shaving Soaps, Brushes and Razor Strops. Shaving Creams and
Powders, Perfumes and Toilet Articles
Combs  and Brushes a Genuine Quality
Call and inspect same at The Drug Store
a. H.~piaeEY
Capital $5,000,000
Reserve (5,700,000
Draft* l**u*d In any eurrcnoy, payabl* all over th* world
hlchut ourrant ntaa allowad on dspo.it* of VI and upward*
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
Visiiiiig cards at the Islander oi
Job work 1 You c*n get wh*t you
want when you want it at The Inlander.
Puune 35.
Do your own .hopping. See Mi-Kin-
null for Choice Fruit*, CcnfectioiiHiy
and Ice Cream. J26
An interesting letter from "Fair Play"
ha. beeu unavoidably held over till next
Mr. Fred Jep.un of the firm of .lep.cn
Bri* , SlhgeiSewing Machine agent* and
d.'alere music and .tatioue y came up on
Tucdny night* boat.
All those that paa.ed a. aucce.sful can-
didate* for overiuen and tiiebo.ae* can
hivii tlieir G*rt Motile* hy calling at the
tJ.'Vcriiiuent Office frum 11 a.m. to 7
p. in.
Mr. Wm. Gnaid, piano tuner of Vancouver arrived by Tuesday night', boat,
..nd will remain for a few days. Tho.t
leai.iiu* of having their piano tuned,
should tee Mr. Coord before he goea
Mr R M. Stewart ha. boat* for hire
at the whail.
Another fi e la'ni'.n weighing 55 Ibp.
*^ cmtuht (.ffCotnoa hy Mii.ara Walker
and Kiikwoi d on Tuesday In*'.
MisB Caintbell, Mr. C. Elvereon, i f
Duncan ain) Mr. Ben Ward of Oourteiuy
vere among the pisBtugers outbound,
Wednesday morning.
We regret to state that Capt. Eigers
met with a painful accident on Friday 16
th and will be laid up for several day..
He is staying at the port Augusts
Mr. nnd Mrs. Carey and Mr. Lom-
hord called to seoMr. and Mrs. Cyril
Piercy They nre here with the view to
purclmnsing land and wonlil be a great
acquisition in the district.
Mrs. C Piercy of Knob Hill was in
Cumberland on last Saturday, and
■ r ught in some specimens of Gravet •
stein apples. The apples are on sale at
.1. N. McLeod also some fine pears which
can be obtained at Simon Leiaer & Co.,
NOTICE is hereby given that the part
nerthip firm McLeod & Bailey was dis
solved S.-pt.:!Jnd 1910 by mutual consent
and the business will in future be car-
C,od on by Mr.J.N.McLeod. All sccnun's
and debts against and due the said firm
ire psy.blu respectively, by and to,
Mr. J. X. McLeod
(Sigmd) J. N. Mi.Leod
B. W. BaiLiv
Tenderawanted for the malt grabs
from the Pilsener Browing Co., Cumberland, The conditions and onntrsot
.-overing the above may be seen at thu
Dice of the above Company at any
Tenders will received up to Sept. 15th
Piunuraa Bkkwimi Co. Ltd.
Horseshoeing a Specialty
Third Avl\, Cumberland
EXAMINATIONS f r the position of
■^ Inspector of Steam Boiler, ami Mi
chinety, under the "St., am Boiler* lit*
ipeetiun Ac, lt)01," will be held at the
Parliament Building., Victoria common*
cing November 7th, 1WI0. Application
init instruction forms can be had on application to the undersigned, to whom
the former mu.t be returmd correctly
tilled in, not later than October 24th,
IU10. Salary 81.10 00 tier in nth, in
i ri-Hsing at the isle nf g5.00 tier inon h
each year to a maximum of 11H0 00.
Chief Inspector of Machinery,
New Westminster, I). 0.
Dated Sept., ord, 1010.
S. C. White Leghorns
402 Pullets laid in-
January- - 7616
February - 7310
March   -  - 8606
AveioRe per btnl fur »0 iluy.s Ii8.fi Thin reror.'
li;ts tl'.er iift.ii lieult'ii till tlie N Aiiierii-iui ttnili
limit 'I'liesf blul. will iiiuke Komi utMriltiB stoel
fur mil. Price at each, s-yr-ola br«eil.M*1.60eael.
e. c. m
Dealer in Bicycles  and  Gas
Engine Supplies
English and American Wheel*from
9^0 up, aim Secondhand W'ftvh
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Mvery and team work promptly
attended to
Local Agent for
The London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Get rates before insuring elsewhere
Office: Cumberland
J. JACK, Jr.
For Candy, Fruit, lee Cream
and Light Luncheons   ■.,
:   :   :   CEIVED   :   :   :
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
mission AOKNCV, Rents and
Debts Colleoted, Brokerage, Real
K*tate mul Auctioneers, Thorn-
son Building, Dunsmuir Avenue.
Cumberland. Plume I". John Thorn
son, Manager.
lat'iwt; Vlutorin Oh,in. Ttuwilay
Anl».; Niumltim 8 i> m TilMtlmy
|,f*vt* Niiiiiilmii 5.80 p.m. Ttiesiluy
Arrive Union lt»y 10 (to .■•■■- Tituitlay
1.1-iivi* Oltlfiii IIttyKit.nl iVuiliKUtlny
Airiv.- Nanaimo81> nt, W'wlitwiluji
Arrtre Vniicourer 0.80 p tn. iVoitiiwdny
l..-nvi' Vnnconvor Bn m. Iliitmiluy
Arrivi) NiiiimI 1)1 in p in Tlmnhtny
Uuve Siuntiina 11* in Thuiwlay
Arrive Union Bay 7.H0pin. TlturuU)
FrlilayainltfaiurUav w|W*l trl|»uf Wwlniiwlit)
ami Tlilllwlby
Uare Union liny l8.1fia.ni. Nimiliiy
Artim Nuiiatino >. n in. Knniiay
Arrive Vlutorla i p.m. Buiulny
K'tir raten ami InfoinwUou relative tu inter*
medlato poliiU of call, apply to
O. B.   POSTER,        W.   MoOIRR.
A. O. P. A., Agent.
Vancouver,    B.C.     Nanaimo,   B.C.
Autos fop Hire
Motor Launches on the Lake
T.T.i.1 te.i. he V H8
— GOOD —
, Next door to royal Ba-'k. cprrpitp Tct< Offloe
H. M. Beadnell,
Comox, B. C.
Agent for E & N.
Comox District.
Little cubes of metal
Little tubes of ink;
Brains, and the printing presses
Make the millions think
Hiie   Islander
Special Reductions
in Boys' Buster and
.. Russian Suits..
Size 20, reg. price 4.00 and 6,00, special price   3.no & 4.50
Size 21, reg. 4.00, 6,00 and 8.50,     "     " 3 oo, 4 5o, 6.00
Size 22, reg.4.00, 4.50, (1.00, 7.50 & 8.00
Special prioe 3.00, 3 50, 4 50, 5 00
Size 23, reg. 4.00, (1 00, 0.50, 8.00
Special price 3 00, 4 50, 5 00, 6 00
Size 24, reg. 4.00, 4.50, 5.00, G.00, 0.75, 7.00, 7.25, 8.00, 8.50
Specia  price 3 00, 3 50, 4.oo, 5 oo, 5 5o, 6 oo,
Size 25, reg. 4.5o, 7.50, Special 3.50 and 6.00
Size 26, reg. 7.50, Special 6.00
These are exceptionally good value, being finely finished
tailor-made gainents and are well worth your time looking over, if you want a good suit for your good boy at a reasonable
Girls' Sheperd's Plaid, I). B. Reefer Coats, sizes 21, 22,
23, 24, 25, 26, reg. 6.00, - - - SPECIAL 160
Girls' Navy Serge Dresses with sailor collar, - 1.00 each
Girls' Navy Serge Coats with collar - - 1.75 each
There are only a few of each of these and they wont last long
Dunsmuir ave.


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