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LADIES'Costumes, Pon-
gee & Panama Long Coats
Children's Dresses, 'Pinafores
and Coats, etc at
Campbell Bros.
THE ISLAN
No. 48
THE ISLAND,*
, a :AND, B.C., 8ATURDAY,
29, 1911
ON MM PAY-DAY
Murry   and Thomson
Will Meet on
The Mat
One of the finest spirting ave.nt.
that haa been ieen in thi- city for
many unions will he held next pny-day
when Murray enil Thoinpaon meets
on the mat.
Much interest is being evinced in
this event an one of tlie men is verj
well knuwn locally anil to see him up
posed to a man uf unkuownability
outside of hia own acquaintance
ere willing to bet their laat dollar on
him will innate it doubly interesting
The willingness On Murraya part tn
wrestle for rem money is luakii'ig tin
wite one's wonder and is gaining him
quite a bunch ot admirers.
Of course Thompson ia willing to
c-.ver all that Murray can produce and
nnney talks in that kind of a deal,
beside their sidelwis the men will
wrestle fir th.- entire gate receipts, the
winner paying all expenses.
Training is going ahead in both
camps with thit quiet confidence in
both principals that bids well for a
battle royal when they meet.
At the meeting called by the Mayor
on Monday evening it was deciaed to
celebrate the 24th. There was quite
a bunch of young fellows present and
■nine energetic committers appointed
and now its up to tho boys to gel in and
make her go
There has recently arrived in this
eiiy a runner of mine class from Scotia*
shore, who is said to bo training in
the mm iilighi, to take every thing
from the quarter up.
Paid, Pual, Pad, yon can hear it corn-
Ing along by lite Y, any ovaVniaig now,
it in the soft faaileil runners, putting
their lieks in for the. 34t.1i. Look ont
fur chirk ho si-s nnil old stngera.
lu overy < uoa-it lot on the street any
old time yon ean fee the lajys worming up for that good old game baseball.
The firemen should toon 1st getting
cut tin it- li arna fur the fireinens race'a
on the 24th. as there hasla-nn a dearth
of tires a run would alo them good.
Thine is une Im-uiiall t-am in the
field who nre going to make tbe best
of them hustle. Bobby HnnimervihV
haa org nizeil the Stars and when he
takes hold of anything its sure to ham.
Bob is tlie r ght kind uf a hustler to
handle a team and with Harrison,
Ihiily Lawrence and Boyd lehind him
he will have some kind of a team
On all sialcs last spurts we had kbits
at to the length of the ball game* it
wuuhl lie a good idea to cut them down
to 4 or 5 innings each and seven for
the final another suggestion would be
for Courtenay and Union to piny the
winner to play here on the 24th., uf
course these are only tuggestum.
SPORTING NOTES
OF INTEREST
What is Doing in Local Sporting
Circles
Football will lie one of the event*
on the 24th and it il moat attractive
iu the form of five aside from a spectators standpoint.
In a Lacrosse game on Wednesday
night   between tlie   Blues    and the
Whites, the Whites came oil' victorious although the game was a tie by
rights the score Isaing 4-8, the disputed goal would have, made the game a
tie The game was very fast and comparatively   clean,   The Blues defence
Hjing strengthened by the pretence ul
Seymour A brains who proved a veritable stumbling block to the White,
home. Jim White end Patsy Brown
on the Whiles defence and Sanderson
and Walker of their home were the
particular stars of their positions, Reese
Stewart and Bam Mitchell plaied a
good game fur the Blues. No doctors
or ambulance were necessary and then
was • large crowd present. Next week
the City league starts with a game oi
May Snd. to be followed by thirteen
games to complete the schedule. The
team scoring the most goals will lie de
clarrd winners of the league. First
game called at 5.30 p.m. sharp Tuesday 2nd.
■■■■■
Wehevejutt received the sadnewsof
the suddsu death ef Hits Edith Thornton,
only daughter of Mr. aud Mrs. John
Thomson, of thit city.   Further pertiouk
an will appear in our next issues.
I
The desesssd, who apparently in the
best of hsalth diuppad dead from heart
failure at 9.16 p.m. while dressing to at
tend tht Prssbyterisn concert, tins was
aged'18 years.    Tht Islander joint tht
holt community in extending ils hesrl
felt sympathy to the bereaved family.
Dr.G.K.MacNaughton Is eipseted to
return to town this evening, acenmpanitd
by Mrs. MacNaughton. They will be
in iowii for ten days or s furtiiinht when
thay will gn to theesst, where Dr. Mac
Naughtnn it lining to take up poat graduate work. The Doctor, we are pleated
to hear, it making a ture though gradual
recovery from the aHocli if hit operation
Dr. D.E Kerr, dentin, will mske hit
next visit >o Cumberland June 14'h.
IjBiniird Frank, Albajrni, It in the dis
trict   taking photographi of timber for
torn.- of the big lumhei companies.
gmmmmmmmmm
Do yon know what he meant when he
aaya that ht ean mike the deaf ear a:
most hsar those besMif.il clear and sympathetic tones which he can surely rt
turn to tht average plane by thorough!)
overhauling and cleaning tht piano ac
tiou, alto tone regulating the piano hamate. It It t etrtiued fact aad to
conceded by all those who have tried the
experiment that when yut overhaul eltaa
and regulate your old piano action, also
have the piano htcaiatrt tons regulsttd
that you will obtain tht following results
via: It makes new lift iu your old piano)
It till prolong tht lift of your piano Itn
yean loi.gtr at to wtsr, tear tnd dunbil
ity. Harry 0, Bvsns tnd hit travelling
piano shop which ht carries along wilh
him, product* tht above results every
time thtt you let lit to tmploy bias tnd
bis expsrituotd skill combined. Hia
work will tpssk for itself; delays art
dsngsrous. Moths tnd dirt tn your piano setion mttni ruin to your pin o
New is your tlmt tnd opportunity «
remedy the tin psn-iem iu your old piano
He it receiving new etllt aud getting
new orden tvtry dty. Hit prttsut id
dress is tt tht Hotel Cumberland, thit
oity. Pleats Itavt tht ordtr fot "Fitly"
tht Nibble piano tuner, to tall and tx
tmint your piano at ones. S^S* A word
to tht wile il tuOeitut. Thli it no falsi
nots for you to littan to, but very pltti-
ing to the musical tar. Aovt,
Ths Iocs! Oddfsllaiws will hold their
annual maraorial strviet to-morrow evening tt tht Ohunh of England Tbe Rev,
Mr. Laffere will conduct the service.
Tht New England Hotel il undergoing
moat a a'». >lve  repain. bo h is rtn
to interior and  exterior,   »•■;     I r
presents a must iiuprtavail appearance.
ODDFELLOWS' 92ND
ANNIVERSARY
Local Three   Linkers
Held   Banquet
on Thursday
The I/eal Oddfellow! and Ihe Billet
lodge of Daughlert of Rebecks! celebrated the 92nd. aunivertay uf Odd fellowiln
in molt befitting manner, with a gran-
banquet and tiicitl evening in I 0.01
Hall on Thursday evening.
The celebration waa the most iucosu-
ful in the history of the local lodge, on-
hundred and thirty guests being pretsn
at the banquet board.
After an aaptning address by the Nobh
Grand, followed by addrett by tht Sectary snd Viee Grand, tome hvroduet
■try muiic wat nudered by Mr Oeo. Lu-
a,
Mr Coombt delivered t mmt excellent tpeech on Oddfellowitm which wa.
much appreciated by all preatnt, and waa
me of tht belt orationi of thit olasi eve>
heard htrs, Thit wtt followed by t
long excellently rendered by Mils Lisih
Hundsn tnd Mm Smith, lad I Medio*
by Mr. Horwood.
Supper wit then ttrved during which
tht following programme waa gon.
through:—Introducing Speech, Mr Hudson ; Addrett, Dr Kerr; Bongi Jit. At
urn, D. MoLaugidin, Mitt Smith, Jm Alton, K. McLaughlin, M at Whyte, Mr.
Ouomht.
TO CELEBRATE
Hit Ul Mh
Ladles' New fie/fc Colkn,
Dutch Collars, Jabots, Neck
Ruching & glomes tt
6/\  Campbell .iius.
&
QafiProsoription price $1.60 per j
Mr. Beadnsll of Comox, who hat been
lately in the Jubilee Hoapital, Tiotorit.
it expeoted to return home thit week.
We have juit received newt that Mr.
J. W, McKentie, of Courtenay got seriously kicked on the leg while thoeing t
horse on Thursday lut.
A meeting of the Comox Development
League will be held at the Agricultural
Hall, Courtenay, Tueeday, May 2nd at
8 p. m. Thar* trill ht tevtral matters
.( importance ditcuned; one of the
chief txiiug the quantum of firm help.
The Vancouver Itland Developmcn'
League have written the Secretary hen
f ir ntmei and addresses of fsrmera win
require help, having received
numerous application! for work from -'
knidt and gradet of laburon.
Boys' panta, 50c. pr. at Oartwright'i.
Boya.' capt. 26c. each at Ctrtwright't
Cbild'a fancy thoet,  titm 6 to t  ratg
11.76, Satuiday 81.25 at Oartwright'i.
Boys' sweeten 61c. pr tt Cartwright'.
'    »
Holy Tiinity Church -Special S rvica
for the Oddfellow, it 7 p. iu. on Suuday
next
Tn tha Editor, Tin Islakiiir,
Sir,—I feel it is necesaary for met'
tivean abeolule denial to the rumor thai
haa aritau throuuh the m.yor'a letter lithe Newt, that I waa the author of thi
I tter in hut Saturday! laLixoia tigned
"8.B.
T. E. Oertwright.
To the Editor.
Sir: Will you kindly allow mt through
your columut to reiily briefly to • letter
of the Mayors in the last issue of the
Newt I
Ait number of eitiaens seem to believe
thtt 1 wti tht author of tht litter signed
"8. B." In your laat issue, allow me once
and for all tu state that I never have tnd
never will, write anything for the public
iirsti except over my own signature.
Ai my name hu been dragged into the
matter however, I may take the oppnrtuu
Ity if pointing out, Ihttthe Mayor in glv
ing orden for the furnishing of the peat
house, wss sanctioning absolutely an lilts-
gad tot. The Council hu nu right to fur
nith the peat home for the use of patients
from Courtenay, and had the Mayor
known tbe butinett at he should have
done, he would have referred the matter
when called to hit attention by the doctor, to the Government agent, for it ia
the Government1! butinett and certainly
not that of the city to furnish pett bout-
es or any other la ind of haauteiforptilenta
coining(nui without ihe city limits.
 T. E. Bath.
•?re)imiri.Rry   Arrangements  Have Now
Been Made
Thin wu a good  attendance at th
neeting called by the Mayor  on Mm.
lay niiaht  to arrange for the 21th. if
May celebration.
Mayor McLeod occupied Ihe chair, Mr
Charlet Grant acted aa leoietsry and
ilr Montgomery Treuurer of ihe cele
brtti-n committee.
A gene-el committee of tixteen men..
ben wti appointed iu addition to a lirue
number of tub-committees.
The Mayor tnd Mr Willard wen ap
pointed a committee to interview Mr.
Stewart with regard to having a loggh g
train from Courtenay come up op th.
moat lint for tht tonvsolnst of Court-
ensy and Comox visitor..
Other committed appointed wen u
Mrawt-
Advertiiing, F. J. Dalby and J.L.
Brawn; Programme, A. Rowan, dohn
OaMtron, T. Hudson aud J.R Johnston;
Collection, Union Bay, Hudson
Humphrey and Clarke; Courtenay Alriv
Sommerrllle tnd M-rkOot; City. Thorn
om, Brown and Dalby; Orienttlt, W.
dayman and H. Winniugham: Ground,
oommittee. Thomson and Jaa. S'ewiart;
Yteaara Kelio, Bannie and Horbun
tare appointed a commit ed to take up u
oollection on pay day at tho Bank.
It wu decided to h Id ihe ijw te on
the old grounds and to h-ve the >'.m
put In first olaaa condition.
Mr Curtis offered the une nf hit hajl
mil films une ni^ht in aid of he o-'ibi I.
ion fund and suggested thai somo ftma-
taut talent be scoured by i he committee
is an added attraction and tiieedmiwioL
of 25o be charged. He believed tha
thit would net aWn $70 ui»ard tin
cause.
Tho meeting tendered Mr Cuain. a
tore of tha ;k for i it generaius off r
Messrs Helm 4 Heraog, who pur-
chased Mr. McPhee'i orchard Ihrnugb
the Island Realty Co., are busy clean-
ing pruning and whitewashing the
tress and they have already greatla
changed the appearance of that beauti
ful spot. Mr Helm expects to have
nie uf the beat orchards on Vancouver Islmid in a very short time These
two g -nth-men sewn lo be well infirm
ml on every branch of the orchara
•msiness and have grest confidence ii.
the fruit raising possibilities of Vancouver Island.
The Masquerade hebl in the Opera
House on April 20th. was a great success, tbe music which was furnished
by the Union Bay Orchestra was Art-
class, the floor waa good and the hall
was very well filled.
Mr Evans of this town expects to
leave on a trip to Kurope about the In.
nf May.
Capt. Vigor who hut been to tbe
Old Country relumed lut week with
his bride.
The Courtenay Base Ball club are
having a great deal of work done on
their diamond which is going to In-
very good, they hope tu arrange n
practise match with Cumlwrlnnd next
Sunday.
Notice it herehy given that nil accounts
standing again,! the   Pilaeiier Br win
On. Cumberland must be presented hj
tha end of April 1911, or the tame «il|
not be acknowledged,
,1.0. [lions
Sao'y
UNERAL OF
MR. BAH!
Largely Attended By
Friends and
Belatives
The funeral nf tlm hale Cainllu Bal
ai'iio look place • I  2.SO from thivfain
ly reaialenoo at I'liitui, ami was iarg'
y ii (tended  by friends and   relativei;
I he Rev. H. Mertena officiating.
The remains were interred in the
Human Catholic cemetery.
! he following gentlemen were pal:
.enrers:- -Meaars JnnTlinnitun, Dav.'
S'ldlist, Jno Struthni-s, Viator Bnuurn
Vjrginio Marinelli and Jno. Knrieii
The list nf floral triliutei follows:—
Ololaes—The family. Mra V. Tapelit
ind family, Pythian Sitters.
Wreathi—Mr and Mrs T. Bennett
>lr and Mra V Marinelli, Mr and Mrs
F Bohba, Mrs Dirkis and family, Mr
and Mn Ed. Qiniberg.
Criajset—Mr and Mrs Jno. M«t-
hews, Mr and Mn V Pichetti.
Bouquet!—Mils Horbury, Mra Annie Joues, Mr and Mn S . ■agnoue,
Mr and Mra D Walker. Mr and Mm
V Scavarda, Mr and Mrs A Ferrero,
MrandMrsP. Bon".
CARD OF THANK
I lake tins importunity nf thuiikini.
tho citizen- nfCninlierlnnil arffl alio tlfi
Uniteil Anuia-nt Order of Druids t< r
t'n, kind ftssistance,
Hn, FueiiBioK Duikks
CARD OF "HANKS.
We rake thit opportunity of extending
ntr tincerett thtukt tn all tht kind
friends who satiated and tried to enm-
fnt'. win our recent benavement, alio
to thole who enntribut d to many he-iuii-
Fnl flornl tributes.
Mm. Bat.ioko inn Fiiiily
Fanny Bay Notes.
Work ia progressing rapidly on the
Government Unad bore. The buy's ap.
•king with a will. Their ubjeii
being tu get tu Qu.licuni aa soon aa
possible
A lla-eball club has been furmeii
Mere with a fair meinla>.rahip. They
uru now waiting for the Comox Baseball League to upen. They intend entering a team which will line up a»
follows.
Hennessy (P), Spencea (C) Lundy
(1st B), Bert (Snd B), Yanio (Ird li)
McNeil (8.8.), J. nei (H.F.). Aitkei.
(C.F.), Tapella (L.F.), P. Andersoi
(Water otrrier.)
Some very nice timber nre felled t-
long tht road. Some of tht gang
formerly minera claim they would make
deal Bridge Stick*.
. A Clam Digging Conlrat took place
here on Sunday last, prixea l«ing |5,
18,12, put by our genial Cook M
Spencer, Yanto sucroded in winning
1st. prize, digg'ng 210 olam in 2 hours
Bert came second with 186 Hennessy
took ibil money digging 16. The rest
getting from one to three.
Mr Little and ft party of friends ar-
lill'll mi Thiirsd y •ml with Other
iliiliniiui-di'il geillleiilim nre having n
ils! ing exouision on llmiio l^ike, an-
touinliiles uf all innkes anil grades tr
to lata saien in this vicinity which speaks
,■ ;i fur iho ijiDi t, to ' ii found "n he
Island,
OFFERS CUP
FOR BASEOALLERS
Vancouver Milling Co.'
Make Generous
Offer. ...
The Vancouvtr Milling tad Grate Ot.
hu ufiered a prist tup valued at |H0 M
i trophy to he competed for by a Vtav
c over Island Baseball League gontaKieg
"i teanu from Nanaimo Ladyuaith Oka>
nainut, Duncan sod Cambarland.
No mention tat keen made of tttktl
i'ourtenay or Union Bay though why
then teami ihuuld be ignored It hard tt.
ay, m tht brand of hall put Up hy tksat
two turns would eomptgt vary favorably with of any tmstutr ball totten ea
ihe blend. ■■,.'-
The great difficulty in t League of thst
kind would teem to ht tht eost of tMaV
pnrution and tht amount of tlmt let!
ay teams miking tht jump (rum thuNtMk
io the South.
Tht idea of such alssgui is howtvtr ta)
atesllent une tnd «t would suggest thtt
two Itagues be fa-rmad, one esaBtiatatg rat
teams from the Southern part of ike If.
and and another of teams from the Co-.
aaix District, tht chtmpiont of tkeet
twolesguttumttt int fivt gtmt pest
eason series to determine tht UMttuf
Vtnoouvtr blind bushtll
hip and the owneriuiu of the Cup.
 -a>^-—  li
LOCAL MAIL 8KRVICK
Arrival .' '-
Tuesday night ..»
Thursday night
Saturday night
Sunday, par Cuwishan ♦ a.1
Sunday noon, overland
Departure
Wednesday—6.00 ».m.
Friday—6,00 am.    i
Saturday—4.15 p.nr.,
Sunday, 3.1S puM-simp-
For Sale—-Two Houiea on good'dry lot,
rent fur 110 per month each, will nil
the two for 11650, or one for I860.
Apply X.Y.Z.   Iiurdxe Omoa
FOR SALE—Paihten outlt
ing of swing staging, laddtn, Ittp IttM
tn etc.       Apply to H. J. TktebsU.
Gents' dept.  The Corner Sbin—A
full range of Gentt' Boolt ind Low
Short, tans, vici kid, patent tad calf.
J. N. McUet).
Owing to large demandt for rtfrnh-
uienta Mr Spencer will keep "Tha
Morning Star Cafe" open from I a.m.
till 9p.m. The inealt servtd in thit
magnificent cafe by the tea tide, aaaket
the old feel young and tha young feet
strong. The bill of fare for 'Sunday
will be, breakfast, oatmeal toup, boiled
weet potatoes, egg vermicelli, baktat
apples, nut pudding, Puetuni,, fuaaty
omelet, cerlal with sugar and crsaaa.
Luncheon, clam chowder, cream of
wheat inup' potato taubt, talhiagutdi
laltvl, roast chicken, cauliflnwtr ta
grnlm, Welch grape juice. Dimtr,
rout turkey, split pea toup, mtahetj
enrrnts, creamed pntatues, oabbag*
with iiiayonnaisa, Imperial halt I
Blank mange barley coffee.
Fanny Bay can boast of having t
of the best bred fowli on tht Itland,
one hen in particular laying an egg
every day for the pact S weeks.
It is next tn impossible to obtain
any sleep after 4 a.m. fur tha cock's
commence their cock-a-doodle-doo at
that time and continue until about 6
a.m. without a stop.
We are glad to tee Mr Henntasy a
round again after a llight attack of
Pleurisy THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
The Bohemian Way
Hy a. '.'. Greenwood
r th.' window and
o down Llif street.
■ r the banisters and
UpBtull'S.
i every morn-
1 leaned   o
watched   her
Then J  leaner
watched 'her
That was my prograi:
ing.
.Slio bad tho studio below mi-uo. A
little soppor plute read ' 'Alice Bay-
roll,*1 and that's all I know abrAit her.
The- shutl ing ol! hor door' used tu
Bond iiif ii' wi ing back to my Beulptur*
lug.*
ii. i. Tij ian hair, her powder-blue
eyes, haul :< tl me. 1 longed tu know
her, and could i il do*, isc a plan by
which l could ovou niuke suit that she
Jiiitl seen nu\
sih' was .mi ■ U'i'iik ;iit.nt', so markedly
, reserved,  thai   I   feared   a   Bohemian
,,1)0 au insult i" those powder-bluo
irouUJ
ayes,
' li
wns Hi" shrill piiia
which tuggcstod u avay
bird I'nnei,   '
■•1 tim
Hid.
jTlie. mail
'aad tworo
.'he'll    never
slinp.
t      pi
frith
ickly
ni'
ck
ii.iiuy,
looked  at .mo  in  disgui
(quite   unnecessarily)   that
" |  |
Slldl
thi
bis
ossod .him,
my
nded
gilt
lying   forth   wit
cage, und a moulting bird.
• t     /For- two days  I  lay' low.    The  bird
.looked,,like a fledgeling.   Then I took
Iny courago nnd the cage in both bands
T olid  we'it,* downstairs, softly   knocking
at her door.
*'] apologise fur disturbing you," I
'began, "but I hear you keep a canary
*r M-~^SiJH'*;ift«u, X lit'iini  it.    Mine seems a
,    i'bi'tr~f)]t.''eliii|)py.M
"Sliu  hesitated.
;W -"'MlfttTi sorry,", she said;  "I'm quite
ignorant Of .the .ailments of birds."
'  ■     'Mt seems in pain," I observed craft-
*-   By..   ''I'd be awfully obliged if you'd
. glance at it." .
'   She took the cage and carried it to
tbe^windowi • ■
I stood staring at her easel, on which
'stood' a' magnificent   water-color,   half
finished.
''"**'■'You  work   for   the   Academy?"!
ask oil.
'.'It's moulting, that's all," she answered, ignoring my diversion.
■' "How Splendid!" I cried honestly,
referring to the picture. "You wiH
be numbered among the elect—on the
line,"
$he flushed, glanced first at tho pie
'   'ture and then at me.
'"Keep it warm; put some saffron iu
its drinking-water," she said.    "Good
'**'' mdrning."
;,       The  hint—the  command—was  start*
Hngly   direct.    I   felt   myself   go   red.
I clutched tho beastly cage and mur-
. mured   incoherently.
"Don't thank  me,"  she  broke  in;
■*'•■ "I'm 'always glad  to help dumb  animals.- Good morning."
What  nn   ass   1   must   have   looked,
f.   standing there in clny-dunbed overalls,
. with a crestfallon fate and that wretch-
' ' ed cage in my hand!
■ *.   "Oh—er—tunnksl     er—good    morn*
ing," 1 stammered, and fled.
I heard Ihe key grate in her lock as
I stumbled  upstairs.
Failure!
I rang fur .Mrs. Cox, the landlady.
"Mrs. Cox, an Eastor card for you,'
I said, thrusting tho cage ou her.
"1   'ave cats," she protested shrilly
"Keep it warm, and put sqiiio saf-'|
from in its drinking-water/,M directed.
"Good morning."
' Then 1 tried to work, failed, and
smoked too much. How can a fellow
work at a colorless clay when Titian
hair, and powdor-blufl eyes, and dog-
rose cheeks and lips like a Liberty
rose will come hovering between him
and his fingers'? >  "'
I grew desperate as the days passed.
.I,prayed for a. fire-alarm—one doesn't
wait to be introduced at a-fire.   But it
wasn 't  fire  which—well,  this  is what
happened.
■"   I hoard her come in one morning, and
hung over the banisters listening. There
wan   a   short   silence—then ,.a   sudden
piercing scream.   Her door flew, open,
and she rushed ou to tho landing crying:
"Mre. Cox!    Mrs. Cox!"
"What's   the  matter?"   I   queried,
Miming   hastily ^'downstairs.   ■
At the studio oVobr I,,stood aghast.
It was a veritable lake. Most of the
ceiling had fallen, and now lay a sodden mass, littering tableB, chairs, and
sofa's, while from/above a persistent
stream of water fell Bplashnig on: the
floor, whore, brushes, palette and frames
were floating. '     - *
•' There wns a ladder on the staircase
wall, and I fetched it; two minutes
' afterwards I had plugged up a pipe
which ran a Wove the ceiling, and was
descending.
"Oh!1' I'heard hor sudden scream,
'and tlmre-wns rhieh misery, such acute
disappointment  in h**ri tones that they.
■fobbed tne, "my picture!,"
I remembered it, stared at it. Across
it, Spreading out like a huge obliterating t fan.   ran   a   rainbow   of.  confused
color.   The jet in its descent had fallen
on it, dissolved the pnhiti, and.carried
them   over   its   surface   in   a   blended
ghost of hues, '
'   : J couldn't speak.    Not could she. She
etnred at the ruin. ' *'•
'Then suddenly she ran from the room,
'•*pl«ablng through tbo wator,   I follow-,   8he   t   , b   k
,«l  he*   I  found  hor leaning agalbst. flill(lli      ,](,r n
the landing wall, her hand  before her1 H '
• face, her head bent, She was crying,
weakly, hopelessly.
I   iiiui't   kuow   what   I   would   have
• said, what I could have said. Mrs.
Cox's advent rescued me from my di-
Viiinin. She ascended puffing with fury
from   lier   ruined   kitchen.
Then we had plumbers in, and Adora
.Dayrell came up to my studio, for hers
wns too dump.
t Bhowfid her mv group which wns to
win me fume at "ihe Academy.
"It's beautiful—beautifull1'' she said
enthusiastically; and then, Btiddennly,
her eyes filled with tears. "Mv poor
picture!" she whispered, trying ■ to'
smile.
" I wIbIi it had been this instead."
I said, pointing to my statue.
"That's ensy to soy," she cried, and
then colored. "Oh, I'm Horryl But
I'm bitter—1 was bo Keen, [ feel—done
for.    I've worked so hnrd "
"Don't!" I broke in shortly. "Forgive mc. I can't bear to hear you. 1
tool a—a murderer. But you wilt paint
it again, There's so much energy—so
much talent, such groat, noble talent iu
your work. Vou won't despair. Il will
glow back from the paper just as brilliantly iu a few weeks "
Sho shook her head.
"I haven't the heart," she said aim-
ply.
I turned away—away from the tear-
dimmed, powder-blue eyes to tho window.
Long afterwards she came to me and
touched my hand.
"God bless your kind hoart!" she
said, her voice shaking, and left me.
The next day 1 moi her, talked to
her, and the next, and on many daya.
And 1 worked as I have never worked
before, marvelling at the clay thing
which blossomed under my lingers. 1
was bewitched—I had never done suel
work before,
I remember her knocking at my door
aud sin nd ing transfigured, round-eyed.
trembling—staring at  my statue.
"It's splendid!" she' breathed *t
last ami caught at her trembling lower
lip with her strong little teeth. "It's
banal praise. J can't find words. Silence is best. It—it takes my breath
away!"
"I'm poor," I told her suddenly,
1' miserably, squalidly poor, and my
brain'a beeu full of tho clay thing you
see there for five lean years "
"Vou'11 be poor—no more," she said.
shaking her head.
, "Miss Payroll," I began quietly,
"I'm going to be insolent, but I pray
Heaven you'll forgive and answer me.
Are you poor, too—aro you dependent
on your work?"
"You're thinking of my picture,"
she faltered. "Oh, Mr. Windham, you
mustn't let that hurt you."
."If you're poor I—I want you to
accept this work of mine. Oh! don't
say ,'JNo.' At tho tips of my lingers,
in my eyes, In every thought bound up
iu the lifeless clay there has been a
woman, «No man, not I, Miss Dayroll.
fashioned tho thing standing there. It
owes whatever merit lies in it to you.
Tlie only way I can ever feel a little
happy again is your 'Yes.' Won't you
accept'my tribute? I'll ask nothing
more, I'll never see you again. But
t will sell—the .dealers won't fight
shy of it—it Will make a stir—fetch a
big price "
"Sell it," she said slowly. "Oh!
what arc you thinking of me?"
But she shook her head us I tried to
spcuk.
"I'm not poor," she said. "You're
an artist, you lovo your work, and all
the world may go—for all you care.
Vou haven't heard of me. Most people
have.    Godolphiu  Dayrell was a well
known name "
1 shook my head.
''I'm- afraid I—I haven't heard of
him," I suid.
"lie was a millionaire; he died n
millionaire, and left his millions and an
only daughter—myself. My friends
scoffpd ut my art, but I wanted to con
viuce them.   So I camo here "
"Then the loss of your picture only
hurt your—ambition?"
"Yes—only  that."
But her eyes filled again as she spoke.
"1 owe you  such  a huge  debt—oh.
not the one I told you of!" I cried.
"If you were poor I could have paid }\
if   you   had   taken   this.     My   pocket
would have been poorer, yours the gain
er.    Kow  I  learn   you've   missed   the
goal of your ambition.   So I must lost-
mine "
"Do you want my forgiveness? " she
asked mc, aud I shivered at tho pink
misery iu her eyes.
"It's all I want," I answered.
"Then promise to work out thut
same subject again,''
I   shook my  head.
"I can't—it's impossible."
Sho stood up, going towards the stu
dio door; then sho hesitated, turned
round, and looked into my eyes,
I wonder what I read'1 I wonder how
I read—tho blind fool that I was? Bul
read 1 did, for I fell ou my knees with
my hands outstretched.
"With ino to help!" Bhe cried, with
apparent irrelevance.
"I'm a pauper!" I said, with my
last, spark of manhood.
"Vou throw away a fortune for me,"
she said, and put her arms sudden !\
round me. "and you'll make another—
out of clay?"
I looked up into her eyes, and she
bent slowly down  to mo.
"Veil helping me!" I cried uusteud
ily before our lips met,
THE   COURSE
There were fullov
OF  JUSTICE
s on  the brow
I threw up the window while she
stared at me. Tbe little paved couri
below was empty. -Swiftly I lifted
the board on which my work stood.
With it I staggered to the window.
She cried out shrilly, iu great fear
Then I slid the thing over the sill.
gazing out after it, feeling my heart
stop boating as the noise of its fall—
tho heavy, hopeless thud as it met the
pavement and flattened out—floated up
from the court.
ller hands were on my arm, but 1
shook them off, her eager, questioning
eyes were fixed on mine; but I dragged
mine away.
"Roger!—oK, Roger! " she wailed.
Sho used the name for the first time,
and even then—with every nerve leap
ing—I thrilled.
Adora!" I cried loudly, "I've
cheated you!: I've wronged you. I've
hurt you ns no one has ever hurt yon
before.' I wanted to know you. The
pauper fool above you fell in love, and
tlm pauper brain went mad. I plotted
—the canary. Oh! I seo you remember.
And then I took up a floor-board and
cut n pipe, Before Heaven, I forgot
your picture. 1 wns so selfish—so mean.
I wanted'you to cry out as you did;
I wanted an, excuse to help .you. -But
I forgot the ceiling and the .probability
of its fall. ' I forgot the risk to youi
picture. It's made mo acho with re
morse—every moment spent with you.
every kind glance, every trusting smile
—•they've been BWQfjds through my
heart] But your revebgo lies there.in
the yard, and when—if ever the day
dawns—when you feel.a twinge of for
given088 tor me, don't stifle it—let it
grow in memory of the shapeless thinji
below!".
from   MOj  her  eye*-
scarlet, ami the color
fidming   in   bet .'cheeks; ■   I   thought-—
turully-Hh.it   iny. fool's   act   had   en-
raged hor, but I wns wrong—as most
men are when 'there nre women's r.c
tioiiH tu be prophesied.
"Mow dared yofT?" she cried. "How
dared you pay myt debts? How (dared
you choose the vengeance that .was
mine? 1 'in not repaid'; I'm not re
vongedl 'Vou're deeper In my ibjbt.
I'm hating you for, what you've.done—
your—your glorious work!"   . ; .
" Vou dou 't understand," I said
quietly. "I ruined your' picture—\\
wns my fault—can't you understand*?'.'
Sho pushed past me staring at the
wreck in the yard below, and suddenly
she collapsed on the window sent, sob
blng bitterly, while I stood shnmefaeed,
feeling cheated of my sacrifice bofon
her,
Il seemed nn age Before she lifted
her head.
Mr. Dancy as be ate his bacon at breakfast, There was a suggestive droop of
Mrs, Danoy'fl mouth as sho poured out
the coffeo.
The affair of the butcher's horse was
weighing on both  their minds.
Had it been their own butcher, the
matter would havo presented it much
less serious aspect, since the Dancy's
were largo consumers of meat, and
tlieir own butcher would probably have
stayed his hand before venturing on
litigation that would certainly lose him
most important customers. But alas!
it wns not thoir own butcher. It was
a strange butcher, a rival butcher—one
who had pleaded for their custom and
been curtly refused—a thoroughly typical butcher, with a fiery face and a
still moro fiery temper. Certainly a
man to be feared, although his name
wns  merely Brown, i
"In three days, Howard," said Mrs,
Dancy gloomily, "we shall know the
worst.'' ^
Although they hud not beon speaking
of the matter, Howard Dancy recog
nized at once to what "the worst'
referred.   ,
1' Perhaps we sknll, Marion. Perhaps
we shan't. The case may not be de
cided in one day; it may drag on for
several. Already heavy expenses have
been incurred; heaven only knows what
iu tho end my lawyer's bill will amount
to. And if the case goes against us,
and I am mulcted in both damages and
costs—oh, it's awful!" and he pushed
away from him his half-eaten breakfast.
The case was this:
Ouo morning the butcher's boy (an
amorous youth) Was on his usual round,
and, ns usual, flirting with sundry area
belles. Whilst ho was hidden from the
street on one of those interesting missions, a dog—the Dancys' dog, Brown
tho butcher alleged—sprang at the
horse and fastened itself on its leg.
Result: Impetuous flight of the aggravated steed, and its subsequent
death by impalement on spiked railings. Further result: A claim for fifty
pounds (alleged value of horse) preferred by William Brown, and utterly
repudiated by Howard Dancy.
Now there were witnesses to show
that the dog was Dancy's, and there
were, of course, witnesses to swear that
the dog had no resemblance ot all to
Dancy's. So far, so good; but the
Dancys' case had, admittedly, oue weak |
point! Their dog could not definitely j
prove nn alibi. He had been loose aud
roaming around tho neighborhood at
the particular moment that the horse
had met his end; moreover, a servant
(dismissed a month ago from the Dancys' employment for insubordination)
swore that he had returned home that
morning with a distinctly guilty look
on his face. Furthermore, the fact that
the dog was not altogether one of quiet
instincts was another point that did
not tell in his favor.
Mrs. Dancy left her place at the
breakfast table, and, coming round to
her husband, laid her hand affection
itely on his shoulder.
"I wish I could do something to help
you, Howard."
"I'm sure you do, Marion,
**WelIf I've been thinking.   Who is
the case to come before?"
"Justice Thornhill."
"Ah, he has the reputation of being
rather a good sort, hasn't he?"
"I shall, know better after Tuesday."
"You misunderstand me.  I meant—
er—a (bon»viveur.'   Well, this is my
idea.   You may reject it, but at least
bear me out.   I've been able of late to
savo a little of my housekeeping money.
What do you say to my spending, say.
a guinea on a case of whisky, and sending it—with  my  card  enclosed—as  a
small present to the judge who is going
to try the case?"
In utter amazement Mr. Dancy grasped the edge of the table and stared at
his wife blankly. Was she speaking
seriously! Her face implied that she
was.
"My dear girl, it is utterly impos
sible."
"Hut why?"
"It would be bribery and corriip
tion I"
"I don't exactly see why. The gift
would be from mo, not from you."
"My dear Marion, in tho eyes of the
law husband and wife are as one, I
aannot listen for a moment to your sug
gestion. Justice Thornhill would put
the worst possible construction ou such
a present at such a time. He would
decide the case against me before it
ever came into court, You must utterly dismiss from your mind the notion
•if doing such u thing."
Mrs, Dancy's lips pouted.
'' Howard, I only wanted to help
.you.''
They bad not been married very long.
and Mr. Dancy dissolved the pout in
fhe usual way.
That same afternoon Mrs. Dancy had
i visitor. Tt wns uot her regular at-
home day, so she naturally resented the
Intrusion of any caller upon her priv
icy, but Bhe resented it still more when
die heard from the maid who the visit-
ir was. it was the wife of Brown, the
butc'lrcr, with whom, of course, their
social circles not meeting, Mrs, Dancy
had not. the slightest acquaintance.
Still, impelled chiefly by curiosity, she
condescended to see tier—nfter going
first upstairs and putting on her very
host frock.
"Good afternoon!" said Mrs. Dancy
loftily, sailing  into  the drawing-room,
Had Mrs. Dancy but kuownit, this
nigh and mighty attitude was totally
unnecessary with MrB, Brown. The
■latter was not In tho least like her husband. Sho was small, hisigiiificuut,
timid, retiring, and her bearing was
ipologetic from tho first. Moreover,
she was far too nervous to notice Mrs.
Dancy's dress.
"Good afternoon. Er—I came about
this unfortunate affair of your dog."
"Pardon me—not our dog! An entirely strange dog. Yes. what about
itf"
Mrs. Brown showed signs of collapse
it this early frustration of her conversational plans—in fact, her plan of
campaign tottered. s
"Oh, 1 am, so sorry, Mrs. Dancy, at
th.o whole thing."
' ■ Ves, aud you ought to be, But
vou didn't come hore to tell me that,
lid yon!''
" l!r—no. I came with a proposal."
"Has your husband decided to with-
Iraw his ease? Thut is tho only pro
1'i-sul L can listen to."
"No, ho hasn't. But he has author
ized me to say this: If Mr, Dancy agres
to pay sixty pounds- to-day—fifty for
tbe value ot* the horse, nnd ten pounds
towards our legal expenses, Mr. Hrown
will at once refrain from any further
action."
Xo description could do justice to
Mrs. Dancy's look.
"My good woman, aro you crazy?
I answer for my husband—no, certainly
not! Your doming here nt all is a
most unwarrantable proceeding. I'm
not sure but that it's a clear ease of
contempt of cou.rt. If you've really
nothing more sensible to suggost, please
go, it is quite impossible for our relations to bo friendly after tho wicked
aud atrocious action that you and your
husband have taken against us, and
this visit merely aggravates your conduct.   Good day!"
Mrs. Brown backed out of the room.
For nearly fifteen minutes Mrs. .Daney sat, writhing. Why had she listened
to the woman at all? The dignity with
which she (Mrs. Dancy) hnd behaved
throughout tho interview did not, unfortunately, help to palliate the bitter
taste which it had left in her mouth.
Mrs. Dancy went into the. hall. Ou
the hall table the odious creature had
had the insolence to leave three visiting
cards—two of her husband's aud one
of her own, according to tho recognized etiquette To think that a butcher's wifo boasted visiting cards, or
knew anything at all of etiquette!
Mrs. Dancy ,was holding tlie pieces
of pasteboard in her hand, roady to tear
them into fragments, when an idea
came. It was a splendid idea, if a
revengeful one. The breakfast conversation with her husband that morning
bad borne astonishing fruit.
To go into tho dining-room, iusert
ono of Mr. Brown's visiting cards in
n clean envelope and put it safely away
wns tho work of a minute. To don
outdoor clothes and sally forth iu the
direction of the shops was tho work of
a few more minutes.
Mrs. Dancy arrived at her grocer's,
who was, of course, a wine and spirit
man as well. The grocer greeted her
with a smile. The Dancys paid ready
money everywhere, so she was always
welcome.
"I want you to send mo six bottles
of whisky in a case, please."
"Yes, madam, what brand?"
"Woll, it's to be a present—for a
friend.    What kind  would you recommend?"
The grocer suggested a brand at four-
ind-sixpence a bottle, Mrs. Dancy did
;i rapid mental calculation of the cost
of six bottles nt that figure, nnd thought
not. Tho friend was not a very intimate one, and Howard would never be
called upon to hnvo a drink at his
house. Three-and-sixpence, she stafed.
wns her price.
The grocer mentioned what was, in
his opinion, the best value in the market at three-and-sixpence the bottle, and
the transaction was completed.
"There's n guinea for the case. Yon
will send it round to our house tonight?"
"Certainly, madam, without fail;"'
When the whisky arrived, Mrs. Dan
ey opened the case. But it was only to
insert that same blank envelope, con
taining Mr. William Brown's visiting
card. Then she resealed the case, first
making sure that the grocer's name did
not appear anywhere on it, and, in a
disguised hand, affixed a label addressed
to Justice Thornhill. The address she
obtained from "Who's Who?"
The express company did the rest.
Ine day of the action, Brown vb.
Dancy, arrived. Mrs. Dnncy arose in
high feather. Was she not sure of tbe
issue of the trial?- Was. not their case
already wont Of course, nfter the
bribery and corruption that he Supposed William Brown guilty -of, Justice
Thornhill would inevitably give a verdict in the Dancys' favor, even though
he might already be sampling one of
the bottles of whisky.
Howard noticed his wife's mood at
breakfast.
"You seem in very good spirits this
morning, Mnrion."*
"I've an inkling, a premonition, that
wo are goiug to win to-day."
"I wish I lmd. I henr Brown has
spent money right nnd left in. getting
witnesses, as to our dog's character.
Are you coining to the court?"
"No; I don't think it*b—-er—quite
a woman's place. I shall stop at hornet
Please to telephone the result of the
case'directly it is known. Keep up
your pecker, Howard! Our cause is bo
right that I feel sure we must win."
Mrs. Dnncy waited for the promised
telephone message.    It did not come.
Slie sent out nnd bought nn evening''
paper, ft evidently did not consider
the case of suflicient importance to
chronicle. The trial was certainly unduly protracted.
When Mrs. Dancy was getting really
anxious. Howard staggered into the
house, calling loudly for a brnndy-and
soda.
She had suflicient feminine judgment
to supply Hie desired refreshment before she put the question that was
trembling on her lips. \
"Howard, we've not 1 ?"
Yes, we've lost!"
Lost?"  repealed   Mrs. .Dancy    In
horror-struck tones.
Yes, and T've to pny nil the  fid's costs ns wil as my own.    It will
run  altogether1 Into nearly a  hundred
and fifty pnundsl " I
"But—or—It's incredible!"
So one would have supposed.    But
the judge 'was hostile to mo from the
first—I could rend it in his oye. Tho
evidence was clearly iu my favor, and
yet ho summed up dead against me,
nud, of course, Brown got his verdict.
If you'd heard all tho evidence, you
would have said that I ought to have
won hands down. Oh, it's perfectly
monstrous!"
Mrs. Dancy tried to administer consolation.
Truth to tell, sno was as much upset
us her husband, and nunc of her remarks brought much comfort to cither
of them. What had happened? Why
had the judge boon sor .prejudiced
ngainst her husband? How had this
miscarriage of justice occurred?
Next morning sho went round to hor
grocer's.
"About that case of whisky you sent
round to me, Mr. Sands. Are you quite
sure that there was no paper inside
with our name upon It?''
"I don't think so, madam; but I'll
call my assistant—he packed up tho
euse.''
'ihe assistant, who ahancod to bo a
new man, appeared, and was questioned.
" No, sir, nothing—at least, nothing
1ml   a   receipted   bill    fdv   Ihe   guinea,,
made   out.   in   Mrs.   Daney's   uu inc.     I
slipped that down  between  the bottle.'
I  thought  it was'your custom, sir, t
inclose  receipts  with   pard-for goods.'
Mrs. Dancy has decided never again
to interfere with tbo duo administration
of the law,
TRICKS OF ATIiANTIO CROOKS
Tueup is a certain typo uf "crook'
who will be much iu evidence nmong
the thoiiK'nuds of the well-to-do who will
cross the Atlantic this year for tho
L'oronutioa of King Oeorge. This is
the highwayman of tlie sea—the man
who spends hisf time travelling backwards and forwards on the big liners,
and who is usually to bo found in tho
card room or Binoking room. There
nothing to distinguish him from tho
average wealthy traveller between England and America. He appears to bo
an aristocrat to tho fingertips. Ho is
well-drcssod, well-read, well-spoken and
appears reaerved and exclusive.
But it is all merely a musk to conceal a sharper of the cleverest, and most
dangerous.type. It is not so long ago
that the well-known American millionaires, Messrs. W. K. Vanderbilt, 0, IT.
P. Belmont and Robert Ooodot, were,
while crossing to New York on a German liner, induced to enter into a
game of poker with a couple of men
of good address, wdio proved very
agreealde smoking room acquaintances.
As a matter of fact, they were a couple
of crooks, and, unfortunately for their
success, oue of the smoking room stew-
nrds recognized them as card-sharpers.
He informed the captain of his suspicions, with the result that lie appeared
ou the scene, stopped the game, and
ordered the gamblers from tho cabin.
This was not, however, until the sharpers' hud won a considerable sum from
the millionaires.
Another equally daring swindle was
carried out^ on one of the most famous
liners s'oine' finie ago', when a well-
known diplomat was fleeced of a
two, thousand pounds by three crooks
who posed as the sons of well known
American citizens. With characteristic
astuteness, the crooks feigned reluctance when a quiet game of cards was
suggested by the diplomat himself. Ultimately a game was arranged, and
they quickly relieved him of the sum
mentioned. The diplomat would probably have never discovered the true
character of tho men' had ho not been
informed by a detective that he was in
the company of three of the cleverest
of international crooks.
That is tho artfulness of these curd-
sharpers.on ocean liners. They never
suggest cards,'and*'When they aro induced to play they handle- the cards
so awkwardly ns to lull any suspicion
of manipulation. And their victims are
usually wealthy people who prefer to
grin and bear their losses rather than
idvertlse how thoy have been fleeced,
One of the dodges of this class o.f
crook is to buy as many packs of cards
from the steward when they go on
bonrd, and mark them with their own
private markB. Sealing up the cards
again, they return them to the steward,
saying that they find they will not require so many packs, and compensate
him for 'hiB trouble with u generous
tip. And when the swindlers find a victim, they put him off by saying that
it would be more satisfactory to all
parties if he got the cards himself from
the, steward, as they are strangers to
him. Of course, the cards which come
to the table are those previously marked by a- member of the gang.
It is not easy to checkmate these
swindlers, even when they ure well
known to.the captains of the vessels
and the detectives who watch everyone who goes on board. It is scarcely
possible to prevent thorn from obtaining tickets, although on more than oho
occasion sharpers well known to the
steamship companies have been refused
admittance on board - and had their
money returned.
The captain of n liner, however, recently ndopted a novel method for protecting his passengers against two men
whom the Amorienn police declared to
bo professional gamblers. Making sure
of his men, he pointed them out to a
steward who hns a reputation for cleverness with his pencil, nnd told him to
sketch the meh and post the likenesses
where nil the pnsBcngors could see them.
Then he issued wnrnings by menns nf
the ship's officers, "Beware of tho
crooks I" HM
trifle loss than the best, but the siring
may result in loss of eggs.
To prepare the Boluttou, stir one part
ef silicate of soda into sixteen part* of
water that has been boiled, cooled, and
measured.
Tho logical time to put eggs iw»y is
in .March, April, or May, when they arc
cheap. It is advisable to do it ns eavly
us possible, before the tomperatum is
high. Thoy must be unquestionably
fresh. The ideal way is to atop them
iu tho solution us soon as they are
brought front the nest. When thin ean
not be done one should secure them not
more than three days after they are Uid.
Soiled eggs, cracked ones, or those that
have boon washed, cannot  bo wmd.
An egg-shell contains many air nulls,
lu time the air spoils an egg us it
spoils n jar of fruit that is net light,
When covered with a BoluUoo of sili
cute of soda Ihe shell bocomos heruuli
eally sealed by an invisible, glanri like
varnish. It is so effectually sealed that
an attempt to boil.it without first piercing the large end of the shell wilh a
needle will result in an explosion.
Sloue crocks wilh lids are th* fccut
vessels in which tu keep I ho egg". A
six-gallon crock will hold twenty doxftn,
A new keg or barrel will answer r.lie
porpoBO, but should first be well BO&lded.
The bOBl place to stono '.he eggs le in a
cool, dry cellar. Tho ) epurution may be
poured into the crock and the eggs
dropped into it at different times, or ne
eggs may bo packed in and then ouYored
with the liquid,
, After a t'ow months the solution will
becnine cloudy, and occasionally small
transparent lumps will appear o*a Ihe
surt'aco of the water. Those ar« de
posits of water-glass and need tausa no
uneasiness.
Tho preparation is slightly alkaline,
but not injurious to the flesh. Thu wggs
may be handled wilh safety, Thsy
should be taken out of the solutioi »nlv
as they are needed, because, after khV
long storage, the air causes rapid <U
terioration. There is but littlt 1ms sf
tho original delicate flavor, and the
whites, when brat on, are ns skiff a*
thoso of new-laid eggs,
THE DAWN OF RELIGION IN
CANADA
In >G34 Jacques ('artier er««t»H i
ige bronze cross in tho Bay of 0I»
lour—thut cross was the stnudnrd of
the Human Catholic Church in CaMria.
which, by the wny, was originally
unate, the Huron-Iroquois for a ml
lection of Indian villages occupying
the present site of Quebec, whur« a tow
years afterwards the Hecollet Fitttare
built the mission and sclioolhouu« of
Notre Dame, and wore entrusted witli
the task of civilizing and educating tb»
vage tribes.
Those    forerunners   of    civilian b-Um,
those   mou   of   Christ,   wero   minister,
lerk,  schoolmaster,   arbitrator,   pvaa*?
maker  and   agricultural   director,   i&m '
biued.
Bancroft, (be great American hifvw
i, says:   "Not  a  capo  was  turned,
t :i nvei wan entorod, but a priest
led the way.    Passing on their way by
lanoe, sleeping on  hard   rocks,  toiling
ugged portages through trackless for
ests, pinched by hunger, agonized with
thirst,  gnu wed   to  the  bono  by   bitter
cold,  oft times  dependent   upon   acorn?
aud bitter moss for food, hideously ami
inhumanely tortured, gladly at tbe lust
laying down llieir lives for the Can***)"
—which was the extension of the King
duiii of God  upon earth,  the extension
nf civilization by means of tht itjwi.i-
of their church,
Icox    has    written
applicable to tkose
PRESERVItfG EGGS
(By  Corinno  Updegrnff  Wells)
Science has solved the question of
November eggs nt spring prices. They
may be preserved for nine months, or
more, in a solution of silicnte of soda,
commonly called water-glass, The solution is harmless, gives certnin results if
properly used, is easily prepared, nnd in
bulletins issued by the Bureau of Agriculture at Washington is recommended
as Hie best-known egg preservative.
■ Silicatf of sodn is a thick, syrupy
liquid sold by the pound at. drugstores.
In ten-pound lots the price Is usually
ten ceits ner pound for tlie best grade.
Ten pounds will make enough solution
to cover fifty dozen eggs, making the
cost two cents per dozen. There are
three grades of silicnte nf sodn on the
inaikel.     An   inferior   quality   costs   a
Ella Wheeler Wi
some linos, which are
early pioneers: ^^^^^^^
So many  Cods, so many Creeds,
So iiianv paths tnat wind and w'm4.
Whilst just the Art of being kiatf
Is all the sad world needs.
In ](>7(1 the Hudson's Buy CompMy
was granted a trading charter covering,
roughly, half of Canada, the other harf
was in the grip of the Northwert Cvn
pany.'
These trading companies, with kfcoii
hundreds of outposts, scattered through
out the length and breadth of the load,
included amongst other old regulation**,
ono compelling anyone shooting or trap
ping u fur-bearing animal to sell the
pelt to them, at nu absurdly low prte«:
u price nut paid in cash, but in good*
often inferior in quality, exorbitant tn
price.
Settlement in tbe face of such oppo
sit ion was practically an impossibility,
and this dictatorship culminated )■
1861 with the murder of Governor
Semple and 2(1 Selkirk settlers.
The government, recognizing tbo tif
Acuities of the situation, arranged tht:
amalgamation of these two coiupaaiee,
and also thnt they should have a chap
lain—the Rev, Weppts. Immediately
upon his appointment ho added to the
existing social regulations of tbe oom
puny three important ones, providimg
for:
The moral nnd religious improveaoit
of thor servants, and for their morf
effectual civilization.
Regular and useful employment for
tlm women and children.
The education of the various families.
The Roman Catholic Church started
erecting schools at St. John, Detrotl;
large numbers of marriageable womon
emigrated to Canada, and the Society
for the propagation of the Gospel sent
out missionaries to establish schools.
Tho committee of education reported at
this period "Hint with the exception
of religious schools, thero was ao system of education."
The wny the Roman Catholic Church
entered into the lives of the people is
well illustrated by the beautiful lines
of Whit tier in his celebrated "Red
River Voyagcur":
Dreamily  blows  the  north   wind   from
the land of ice and snow,
The   eyes   that   look   nre   weary, and
heavy the hands that row.
The Voyngeur smiles as he listens to
a sound thnt grows npace,
Well  he  knows  the  Vesper  ringing of
the Bells of St. Boniface.
In 182fi Bishop Shnckleton obtained
a royal charter and au endowment of
$?2o,000 fo,. King's College, five othor
colleges being already established at
Important centres.
In IMIIfi the first Canadian railway
from Lu Pniirie to Ht. Johns was built.
Tn 1840 fhe first Canadian daily paper.
tlie Montreal Advertiser, was published
-jiist'800 years after Jacques Cartier
rooted the cross in tho Bay of Chaleur.
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 . THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
IP
FASHIONS   AND
FANCIES
Wooaco refuse to givo up the picturesque and artistic low
■oohwoar, and small blame to them. For, bosides boiug so
■tuck more comfortable, tho low collar is certainly more
ywthfal in suggestion—and usually more becoming. Pleated
offocti will again bo tho fad this spring, for ploutlngfl run
riot oa the new neckwear.
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frinoer dresses are tho preoccupation of the moment. It
ii impossible to give any satisfactory idea of tho walking
drotn for spring, us even nt Nice, where tho fashions have a
cliniitje of being launched this mouth, the weather is too
Wintry to discard the long mantle for a costume.
U Paris dinner parties aro the ordor of tho day, and
everybody seeks the novelties that aro iu tho air. A notable
driimer dress tins a foundation of black satin, wilh a tunic
is Math tulle of that tine silky quality that is the base of
mm., of the laces. The bodice is covered with little tubes of
stoW, leaving an opening of black tulle upon tho neck and
statvot, with a baud of tho same embroidery attaching the
somV tucks just above tho elbow, and at the bottom of the
funis. In front is a band of white laeo crossing and falling
upon the train, sewn transparent as nn insertion, nud not left
to give the effect of n sash at the back. The effect, of the
sflvor, tho white lace, and tho tulle and satin is most happy,
*a*j mm* of the latest models of the famous housos.
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Fink Voile de Soie Ten Gown
A dot iii that helps the color of thin dress is in the sleeves
t*4 avail openings of tullo on the neck, lined with pink mous-
■■lisio-do-soie.
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Pale pink for evening wear is extraordinarily popular in
' i at present; and at a recent premiere the success of a
' i of pale pink inousselino-de-soie worn by a tall, slim
i with pale skin aud dark eyes was a remarkable proof
o/ this. Tho gown was draped across the figure, while the
tonic, which terminated in the limp train of the moment-
"i ia this instance was cut square, aud was very long—
i elesed in front iu n waved oblique line. There waa no
■ing on the gown, and no definite waist-Hue, tho material
if closely rouud tho hips and becoming looser round tho
a*l, with no break.
Oa the head of the wearer was a large turban made of
o same mousBelino, wound all round, with only * small
mad of hair visible in front, hor oars and the nape of her
rak being alike hidden under its ample folds; while both
i aad stockings were of pink satin to match. There was,
■owever, a sharp note of contrast introduced into the scheme
wticfa redeemed the whole from insipidity, and produced
armch the samo effect as ia produced by a line of stippliug in
pole eolored lettering. This was supplied by the black gloves
worn with tho gown, aud the huge muff of dark soalsk"
' ' '   was carried.
The muff is the lutost fad of the Pnristenno. She enters
tho Minus of hor friends attired for au evening party, and
haa ring a huge muff which contrasts whimsically enough with
hor diaphanous toilette and low decolletago, but which,
nevertheless, sets it off very effectively. At ono time the
only fur which was used for such occasions was ermine; now
it ia apt to be any dark pojt, such as fox. seal, or skunk.
A vory decorative evening frock can be made with a dull
geld liberty satin, A pretty example worn recently showed
hhe long, wispy train which is becoming an important feature
of all the evening gowns, while like tho frock tho pink mous-
setine presented only a series of folds wrapped round the
figure and ending at the moderate decolletago, where, bv a
caprice, a narrow frill of pink tulle softened tho Hue against
the ok in.
The completing touch to the costume wns the charming
beguin of gold luce fitting closely all round tho head, but
■Wowing a "top-knot" of dark hair to bo scon with a quaint
offaet in tho centre, A peculiarity about tho coiffure was
Mm thick, dark lock fixed well upon the cheek on either side,
whilo on the forehead it was brought very low, nearly to the
eyebrows, auch a coiffuro could hardly bo called becoming,
oatoept iu rare Instances, and would certahily only suit one
weeaan in fifty. The whole scheme wns rounded off with an
ratmense muff of undyed fox in its mixed tawny colorings, and
as eld gold embroidered bag hung low down the arm.
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The first instalments of spring trimmings gave promise of
riotous luxury in ornamentations throughout the wardrobe for
the ooming season, And every fresh consignment has kept
iiy t*fl standard of richness and artistic effect. The great
prevalence of boadwork, of silk embroideries in Oriental
caterings and of tinsel effects are largely accountable for the
beauty of these trimmings.
ftandings are being made much of in these first harbingers ef dross garnishments, and they range in width all the
my from two inches to half a yard. Black and white uet
o-mbreidcred lavishly with tiny bonds and tinsels in Persian
colors are among the newest things. The tinsels nre some-
tim— worked in solid patterns against n background of tense-
la+**i, crackled or leaded glass effect which is wrought with
the beads,   A great many coral beads are employed, and the
chalk-white onos on black not, and jot ones on white net aro
very much in evidence    Copper tinsel is also popular.
Some-of the boadwork is American Indian in kind, but
it is done in the tones that are characteristic of the Orient
or'of modem fashions. The Brussels net bandings that come
in all the widths mentioned run through n wide variety of
desigu aud coloring. Not only beads, silk, and tinsel are
used ou them, but bugles aad jowels—anything at nil that will
give tho offect sought. And they como light or dark. Some
of these bandings cost ns high as $25 a yard. With skirt
bands costing as much as this aud even moro, it is fortunate
that skirts aro narrow, and the outlook remains good for them
to remain so.
Among the trimmings are also included a-great variety of
overdressjurrunge-meuts in the way of tunics, waists, fichus,
jackets, .ecarfs, and garnishments intended to outline yokes,
and cover the waist moro or less, according to what is wanted.
Some of the new tunics are going to rehabilitate passe gowns
later on. Many of them nro all ready to stop into. Bead
fringes are also figuring prominently, and especially for the
black and whito schemes there aro chulk-w,hito fringes uud
chalk-white with black ones.
The superposing of fabrics and colors promises to continue
as oue of tho lending traits of fine dressing. In looking ovor
materials It seems ns though by far tho larger part of them
wore transparent. Among the light-colored trimmings for
evening gowns, which come also in bandings of many widths,
the loveliest of delicate color schemes are worked out. There
are raised flowers worked with silk or with beads, bugles,
and jewels, Traceries on fine net como in tiny beads that are
dainty enough for a fairy's frock. It is one of tht features
of the present stylo iu trimming that very thin aud very
heavy ones ure all In vogue. Home of tho padded work is
coarse and heavy to a degree, aud its antithesis is seen'in the
fine silk laces, such as blond nud clinutiily in the finest of
mesh und work.
Among tbo cottons which aro to bo used for trimmings not
all is known as yet. But some that are in tell a good deal
of tho story. Tho lingerie gowa of tho coming summer is to
be of thin, plain-faced clothes, such as cropos, voilos, marquisettes, and tho like, as well as of tho usual lingerie materials. And trimmings are to be bold and effective, Tho
heavily padded and raised work, aud the coarso stitches that
look as though they were done with knitting cotton are
leaders.
New bandings and edgings of many widths have already
arrived in a sort of coarsely embroidered outwork, some with
coarse crochot grouod, done with heavy thread. The grouud
of the material on which tho work is dono Ib entirely covered
and flower motivos, now art designs, arabesque, traceries, and
tho usual long range of effects is found among them. Prom
now until well into March the story of trimmings is bound to
bo au- interesting one. But tho woman who boos what sho
■wants now will do well to make it at once hor own. Dressmakers and tlieir forehanded clionts aro picking up tho prizes
of the counters fast, und a mouth from now many of the
choicest exclusive trimmings will have been pretty well
bought up. Tho trimmings nre always nmong the first stocks
iu the shops to be depleted.
MARKS OK OLD SILVER
WHILE the marks or lack of murks on Sheffield plato
keep us guessing with a deep uncertainty as to their
meaning or lack of moaning, the marks on old silver
tell n definite story, especially those on Knglish silver. In
England and continental countries silversmiths were forced
not only to mark their wares with their own names, but to
submit them at an^assay office: or guild hall to receive the
official stamp. Thus the expression "hall-marked silver"
originated.
White Chilton Tea Gown
On tho back of Q 'piece of old English silver, nnd most
of our olal silvur i< oirlacr Colonial or Old Knglish, we will
flud from one to five different kinds of marks, each one giving definite information to the initiated. Moreover, lists aaf
those markH are published so that a little study will easily
Initiate the possessor of uu olal pipes of silver into their
mysteries.
Before 1300 tho Initials of tho Christian name and sur-
nnmo of tho maker constituted the only mark. Those indicated no slandard of alloy, however, and dishonest worker*
made the creation of this standard necessary. In 1800 a
law was nmale establishing a standard, and requiring each
silversmith to submit his work to an assayor ut the guild
hall before putting liis owucmairk on it. Thero his mark nnd
tho King's Mark, a crownedJeopard's head, were.set by tin'
assayor, Silver of this period, thou, has two mark's, Frauds
nnd ubuses fltill continuing, a now law wns passed in 1438
forcing encli usBayor to sot n mark of his own in addition.
This mark was tho ouo known ns the "Annual Letter." This
letter indicates tho exact year, and is still in use. In Intra
the lion passant was added.
Theso four marks remained'-unChnngod until 1696, when
tho figuro of a woman called Britannia replaced the leopard's
hend. This lasted until 1720. Then the old standard was
restored with Its old marks. In 1784 the sovereign's hend
was added.
SOME  REFLECTIONS ON  "GOING
HOME" FOE THE CORONATION
"Aro you going homo for tho Coronation I" culls from Saauth Africa to India, from India to Australia and Now
Zealand, whispers up tho shores of the
Malay Peninsula and Chiiiu, is caught
up by Fiji, eehaies'abiong the mountains .guarding Vancouver, uud thouco
grows louder uud louder as it Hies Uast,
thunders insistently nt the doore of the
great steamship ollices in Montreal nnd
Now Vork.
"Aro you going home for tlie Coronation I"
To thousands upon thousands it muy
uot bo homo iu the sense thnt it is to
those that huve lived in England, but
to South Africans and Australians, to
nil tho inhabitants of the Boutheru
Sens ovor whom King George exercises
a houoh'ecut rule, it is "going home."
Perhaps to Canadians, it is "goin.'
to tho Old Country."
And across tho border that divides
Canada from. the. United States, "I am
going over lo the Old Country" is prob-
ubly more common than "I mn going
over lo Kurope."
Vet, iu a souse, to thu wlnilo Anglo-
Buxou-raeOf, it'is "going liomo," uud
for thut grout "going home" the steamship eompunies arc ulrendy doing their
ha'st to proparo,
It is with tho steamship eompunies
plowing tho herring pond that Canadian
—aye, uud many Australians—aro chiefly interested. Fifteen years ago, ubout
two mail steamers a week crossed tho
Atlantlcj now thoy go every day in nu
almost continuous line. It docs not matter whether thoy sail from Moutreul
or New York, Boston or Quoboc, thoy
take tho samo track off tho banks of
Newfoundland, and tho bows of ono
steamer will keep fresh the foaming
trail blazed by tho scrows of tho one
ahead. German, French, American, and
British mail stcamors thrust thoir way
through fog nnd darkness, sunshine and
storm, to tho little island throe thousand miles ncroBs tho waste of waters.
They are hotels in transit; thoy are
fitted for rich and poor; they are palaces aud model tenements—nil contained between two curved walls of stool.
Being of a most prosaic turn'of mind,
nnd iu spito of sea-sickness, I always
liko to know how, when and whore I
am going to be fed. Tho whon depend
ing almost entirely ou tho nccomniodu
tion nud tho number of people ou board,
tho where being always the dining-room
or tho cubiu, uccording to the stute of
tho soa, but the how, a mutter of prime
importance.
1 acknowledge that tho feodiug on
these Atlantic liners loaveB nothing to
bo desirod. it is exactly the same us
it would be at tho very finest hotels.
Of course, fresh fish can bo had every
day. Tho crew are employed at nighttime catching iish for thai next duy's
breakfast; ut least so I havo been told,
and I always beljevo everything I am
told. Herrings, cod, mackerel, salmou,
sole, smelts, surdities, oysters—it never
makes' any difference, Whatever you
requiro is supplied, from a shrimp to n
sturgeon, or a whale, it' you like whale.
1 have never yot found out whatbait
the sailors use, though I have noticed
a long lino, called a log, hanging over
tho stern. I suppose thero is a net nt
tho end of it. 1 havo crossed several
times, ami always noticed that the fishing is doue in the same way. It is
most efficient.
I have often, too, stood ou the docks
at Liverpool and watched these mammoth liners take on their stores.
Talk about stores! You would think
thoy were.going to feed a nation in-
stead of only, two or throo thonsuud
people for six days at u timo."
i between two long curved wnlls of
steel.
First of all, they absorb a little matter of 250 barrels of Hour, 11)0 pounds
to tho burrol, or nbout 50,000 pounds—
roughly speaking, 25 toiiB; 20" tons of
potatoes, 5 tons of sugar, almost half
a ton of tobacco and half a ton of tea,
one and a half tons of coffee, three-
quarters of a ton of cheeso, one and a
quarter tons of soap for washing purposes should bo suflicient, and 42 barrels of pens, etc. (whatever tho etc. may
mean); I suspect beans, carrots, parsnips, cauliflowers, cabbages and onions
of being iu the etc.
As for the eggs on bonrd, it depends
chiefly ou how the hens are laying, aud
thut depends on the state of the sea.
In cubo the hens are not np to tho mark
tho ship carries about 10,000 eggs,
strictly fresh, of course. "New-laid"
eggs are easier to got in the middle oi
the Atlantic than in Vancouver. I
kuow, because I have tried both places.
Tho ship carries three turtles for
turtle soup (they aro sent overboard
every moruing for n swim, and the passengers make great pets of them; their
only duty is to walk through the stock
pot in the kitchen ovory evening before
dinner); then ubout 12 boxes of herrings, and 12 barrels of red herrings (I
cannot nccount for the chango in color,
except thut, like boilod lobsters, a herring muy be bluo before it is boiled,
but goats real with shame during the process) ; .10 boxes of bloaters from Yarmouth (there are millions nnd millions
of bloaters caught off Yarmouth); 45
boxes of soles, turliot. etc.; one and one-
half tons of ling (I bolieve thut'sScotch
for small cod); 10 boxes of herrings;
84 boxes of finnon haddock; 1600 pounds
of British Columbia salmon caught iu
the Tuy or other Scotch rivers; 00 boxos
of kippers, and 20 kegs of oysters make
up the fish menu. 1 suppose these unused in euse tho fishing off the bout is
bad; otherwise I must havo told an untruth nbout the sailors catching them
with tho log.
But the live stock enrried seems to
me ubout. the best of all. It is called
live stuck, but T am sure most of it
is doad stock by tho time tho ship litis
reached New Vork or Liverpool, which
ever wny it is going.
The aviary interests mo ovist of all:
400 pigl s, 250 partridges, 251) grouse.
.son quail, 200 snipe, ami 200 pheasants
make up the game portion. There is
no closed season on the Atlantic, and
you can indulge your liking to tho utmost limit.
For Sprains and Bruises,—Thore is
nothing better for sprains and contusions than Pr. Thomas' Koleetrie Oil.
It will reduce the swelling thnt'follows
n sprain, will cool the inflamed flesh
and draw the pain ns if by niugic. It
will take the uchi' out of n bruise aud
prevent the flesh from discoloring. It
seems ns if there was n magic in it, so
speedily does Ihe injury disappear under treatment.
Poultry conioB next am the list, with
tho small total of 2,000 fowls. I do
uot know whether these tiro fowls or
chickens and I am tolal there is a great
difference between them. In Vancouver,
it amounts to about 10 centB u pound,
ns poultry of all kinds is very rare. But
ou the Atluntic you can order poultry
without going to tho bunk to get a loan
first. It is included in the price of
tho tickot.
Ouo hundred nud fifty turkeys, 111)
gcoso and 350 ducks add to the stock of
poultry, uud tho great time on hoard
ship is when tho poultry are being fed.
The noise is something terrible in the
dining saloon. Tho shrill nasal of Ihe
American bin! mixes with tho slower
speech of the Canadian, und tho drawl
of foreigners such us the Knglish.
Forty oxen with their 10 calves, oven
on tlie Atluntic, they alo not sopnrate
lathers from sons'; 81) sheep nnd 0(1
lambs, thu birthrate is fulling in those
older places; and 180 pigs complete the
list.
Just think of nil the food being re-
quired to keep H.OOO people for six alnysl
Not nil the 8,000 peoplo keep tho food
for six dnys, ur oven for one day—when
tho weather is bad. They are 'luckv if
ihey keep it an hour.
Whenever 1 sturt on a sen voyage,
which is twice a day, as 1 live ucross
tho hurbor from the city proper of Vancouver, in u plnce called North Vancouver, I suppose it is a city improper;
whenover 1 start on thut voyage, I
thiuk of a muBie hall story of K. G.
Knowles'.
Ho was crossing tho channel, that is
from Dover to Calais, which you will
find on Mary's Hoart if you know history. It was by night and dinner was
just finished. He was standing en deck
holding sweot converse with the waves
when a lady approached him.
"Is tho moou up yot?" she inquired.
(Foolish question),
"If I had it for dinner, it is," ho
groaned.
This provisioning of tho Atlantic
liners sometimes makes me wonder
whether tho North Vuncouvor Ferry
ever makes suflicient provision for a
foggy day when the time is consumed in
passing from Bhorc to shore varies in
precise ratio to the density of the fog.
I am no good at logarithms or applied
mathematics, so 1 cannot give tho timo
at all accurately. Peanuts, orangos and
bananas hastily snatched from either of
the stulls on the landing slips when the
proprietors are not looking will uot
go very fur among three or four thousand people. I am sure the ferry carries
quito that number on some of its trips,
if it does not, it seems to. Perhaps,
stored away ia the depths of the hold,
there are cases af pute do foic gras,
truffles, caviar and other common foods
for human suslennncc. I alon't know,
1 only suggest. 1 mn full of suggestions
ever since the Chinese Immigration iu
quiry began, but I know nothing.
Vats! I kuow one thing. I am one of
tho few unhappy persons not "going
home" for the coronation, It will be
very lonely crossing by the ferry this
summer. There will be'so many vacant
sonts. I do not quite know how we shall
amuso ourselves when so many will have
gone away. I can only suggest, that
those who remain behind huve a coronation here. What wilh cars und ferries
wo cun get up u very colorable imitation of tbo mil nnd seu journey, moro
especially if the scenic railway up
Grouse Mountain is constructed.* Stir
the cars and ferrii's up with a little
Imagination, a few boy scouts, the bugle
band, Scotch pipers, n detachment from
the Rainbow: add the City Council, and
dress the ships in port (no; on secoml
thought, you can give me the port, and
dress tho shipB iu flags) aud "going
home" for the coronation will assume a
less alluring aspect.
The question is, who shall be crowned?
And as what shall ho be crowned!
I could suggest—but I will refrain.
'I do uot want to be in New Westminster  during the  coronation.    That
would be equivalent to a sentence of
exile.   I am weary of sentences, even
when I make them myself.
Still, the provisioning of a great
ocean liner in well worth some reflection.
B. I. MI8ELF.
Why Do Children Like
Zam-Buk
A Chat With Mothers
"Whenever my cliililreu have any
huj-u places, cuts, or skin tronblas, tliey
ask for Zam-Buk. They can always ue-
petid upon it doing what l» u«oiiud.*'/
Wo says Mra. A. Alee, of 170 Chatham Street) Montreal.
A missionary, writing from ths West
Coast of Africa, says: "One boy who
was treated for u bad cuso of ulcer,
on mo back recently and laid, 'I like
best that groan medicine,' The 'green
medicine, was Zam-Huk."
Sow why pliould children, all the
World over, show such a marked preference for Xumd-tult?
Children like Zam-Buk became, ns
noon as applied to a burn, a eut, or a
Bore, it stops the pain and then gradually, but surely, it heals. As noon nn
the pain ol' a wound or Kore is relieved
a child can go on wilh its [tiny nnd
loave ZanvBuK to finish off the healing.
Mothers might look a little more
deeply into the action of Zam-Buk.
First, it is highly antiseptic. As hood
as applied it stops all danger of festering, blood-poisoning and influiii-
mation, Second, it is southing. It
cools the wound or sore; allays the irritation; stops tho pain aad smarting.
Then, thirdly, it stimulates the cells,
beneath the injured part, to healthy
action, and causes the speedy creation
of new, healthy tissue.
Just try Zam-Buk for cuts, or burns,
or cold soreB, or eczoma, ulcers, rashes,
bad leg, piles, varicose ulcers, er any
inflamed or diseased conditio! ef the
skin. Its effect will highly eutisfj yen.
All druggists and stores, 50e max, or
freo from Zam-Buk Co., Toronte, for
price. Refuse harmful imitation aad
cheap, worthless substitutes.
TWENTIETH   CENTURY    PIRATES
A few weeks ago a London man was
sentenced to penal servitude for life
for the crime of piracy. It Bounds preposterous to talk of tho black flag in
these days of forty-thousand-ton liners
aud wireless telegraphy, yet the bald
fact remains that piracy is by no means
nn extinct offence.
This modern buccaneer was n steward who, after serving in various ships,
wns stranded at Callao, in Peru. There
he picked up with n man named 8hcr-
ratt. and the two shipped aboard a
small schooner, the Nouva Tigre. They,
with the captain and mate, composed
the entiro crew.
A week out from port theso two precious scoundrels nt tacked the captain
and mate with an axe and gun, and
literally made them walk tho plank in
the most approved eighteenth century
fashion.
They then rennmed tho vessel While
Hose, and set sail for nowhere in particular, so eventually tliey ran ashore
iu the Gilbert Islands, where they wen.'
promptly arrested.
. The most dnring case of piracy on
record for years past occurred last August aboard the Alaska-Paclfic liner, the
Buckman, when two armed passengers
made a deliberate attempt to seize the
big ship and her cargo.
Ono of them gunned Thomns took a
revolver, went into ihe eabiu/lind coolly shot Captain Wood, then rau on deck
tn help his nccomplice, whom he hnd
left to tackle the mate on the bridge.
But the mate had been too quick for
the pirate, and Thomas renched the
deck to find blfl nccomplice in irons.
Ho at once seized a lifebuoy and jumped overboard. As he was never seen
again, he wns presumably drowned.
Aboard the Italian transatlantic liner
Miirgheritii there wns a few years ago
a regular Captain Kettle battle. The
steamer, after leaving Trieste, called at
Messina, nnd there twenty-two villainous Sicilians stowed themselves nway.
As soon ns the Marghertta was out of
sight of'Ian(1 they rushed on dock in a
body and nttneked the crow.
They wero surrounded and driYea below, but at night broko out again, aad
rushed the officers' quarters. The crew
armed themselves with revolvers, and
a fierce fight ragod for over aa hour.
Two of the mutineers wero killed, ft
number wore wounded, and four sailors wero badly hurt. At last the pirates wore driven iuto tho foVslc, and
whilo the crew stood guard the vecsel
stenmed hard for Algiers, where the
police took the ruffians into custody.
Pirates, as theso instances prove, usually get tho worst of it. But not always. Just three years ago the steamer
Sophia was crossing the Black Sea from
Odessa to Korthion, and the captain
and passengers had just sat down to
supper in the saloon when three young
men, masked and armed, appeared in
the doorway, and covered them, bidding them not to move on pain of
death.
At the same time two others seined
Ihe num at tho wheel, and forced him
to turn tho vessel back to Odessa, Others—there wore eighlcpn in all—opened
the siii'o, and took out $25,000, the property of a Russian bunk. They then
robbed the pussengers of nil tliey possessed, disabled the engines, destroyed
one bout, and taking the other two,*es-
caped.
Chinese waters aro still notoriously
unsafe. The British steamer Sahmin
was raided nenr Hong Kong in July,
1900, by a gang of desperadoes who had
shipped as passengers. Three Europeans, Captain dunlin. Dr. M.-icdunald. and
another, held the saloon for a time.
Captain Joslin was wounded aad Iny
for dead; Br. Macdonald's bruins were
blown out; tho third man managed to
hide, The ship was looted, and her
cargo carried off in five "snake boats.*'
There is, or was a few months ago,
still in use a Danish schooner named
Emanuel, believed to bo the oldest res-
se] afloat. Sho was built iu 1749, and
for years sailed the Caribbean St*a under the Black Flag.
Always remove the cake of fat that
settles on the top of cold soups; if allowed to remain the soup will turn
sour very quickly.
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INDIAN SUIT
FREE
BOYS'  OB GIRLS'
The aliovo picturo
rives nn iuVn of the
111 eg a nt Boys' Indian
Suit wo arc girlng
away laiiBiilutely free
Tt in trimmed in inn-
Indian fn*liinn und i*.
made nf very best "lit-
ferial.     Suit   BOnslstS   0(
H nul Dreii with Pes*
then, Hmtoiifd Vest ami Jacket. »ni Trims-
srs. We alio rive a Girls' Indian Suit,
oonststtng ot" Head Drssi witli KmiIipts,
combination Vest uml Jacket, und Skirt.
Either one given frrc for RclliiiK •nlr $4
worth »f our beautiful LITHO ART Postcards at It for fir. Indian How tnd Ar
rows given free fur selling $- worth. Poat*
cards include Valentines. Easter, Birthdays,
St. Patrick's, Love Scenes, Best Wiihea.
Greetings, Comics, etc., and ure ?try fan!
sellers. Send for Postcards to-day, acll
tlicm, tvturn money nnil we will send Suit
or Hon- atiil Arrows an you Ohooso, (isitpaid,
samo day. Western Premium Co., Dipt. B.P.,
Winnipeg. Man.
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The .Army of
Constipation
Is Growing Saaaaalltr Etstt D«».
CARTER'S LITTLE
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THE    ISLANDER
Published   every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,   B.C.,  by
Oiuioxd T. Smithe,
Editor and Proprietor.
Advertising rales puMislied elsewhere in the pfiper.
Subscription prict' $1,50 per yesr, payable In sdvmioe
The editor dawn not hold   hinwa'lf responsible for views raprMMd by
Borrespondentf.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29,    1911.
What the Editor has to say.
Tlie Alberni Pioneer News says that the electors of (Jornox-
Atlin have an advantage over most of the other constituencies
of Canada that we are given unmistakable hints when it is the
i.itention of the Liberal government to favor itself with an appeal to the people who vote.
We quote from the Pioneer News as follows:-
"At such time there is always something in sight for "our
friends" as Billy Sloan says. And now it is'announced that
§30,000 more is to lie spent on the West Coast trial as a herding ground for voters of the Comox-Atlin, Nanaimo and Victoria electoral district. Voters are kept there as laborers at
about double the pay that useful linemen telegraphy operators
receive, and they are given all the delicacies, care and attention that Summer tourists might expect. During the Summer
preceeding the last Dominion election they were not asked to
go out on the work except in fine weather, nor did they find
their earnings any less because of the days spent in comfortable
idleness. They had a $15,000 ornmental lifeboat to run errands for them and take them on holiday excursions. The
same life boat carried William Templeman's and Ralph Smith's
share of the votes to Victoria in time to get to their various polling booths.
Last year, when there was no election in sight, the ap.
(ampliation was not so large as that now announced, neither
were days of idleness pi emitted to figure as other days on the
pay roll. Now when there is enough money in sight for more
men and to keep them in out of the wet, there must be anoth
er election coming on.
Up to date this herding  ground   has cost the people of j
Canada §150,000.
Thirty thousand more is a mere bagatelle, so long as the
people pay the shot, to the Liberal politicians who need to preserve the reserve.
THI 1SLANDK1I, OtMBfiftUtfD, B.C
The last issue of the News contains a letter bearing the
signature of the Mayor, in reply to a criticism of the council
contained in a letter signed "SB" in tbe last issue of the Island eh.
The first part of the letter is excellently written and a
justification of tlie course pursued by the council in
the matter complained of in "S.B.'s" letter.
The last paragraph of the Mayors letter, however, does
not display so much evidence of good judgement; We quote as
follows:—
"We all think it was Thos. E. who did the writing to the
Isi.ANiiiin, as no one else is trying to make himself conspicuous
in every nonsense."
The contents of S. B's. letter would naturally suggest that it
was written hy a business man in town, and it so happens that
there are two such, who rejoice iu the uame'of Thos, E.---Thos.
E. Bate and Thos. E. Cartwright.
Neither of these gentlemen are very well pleased with
the suggestion contained in the Mayors letter, and both of these
Thos E's. have requested ns to make it clear that they had nothing to do whatever with the writ ingofthe lettersinged ".S.B".
We would suggest that it wo'dd bea graceful action on the
Mayor's part to withdraw his insinuations regarding two of
our very excellent citizens.
The Mayor in his letter gives some very excellent advice
in wrltei s to the press, which unfortunately he, himself Was the
first to violate, lie urges correspondents "to acquaint themselves I
with facts, and use a 1    ejudgeme    before  rushing to tires*,
with simp'e thoughts." j
Beadnell & Biacoe
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Offices: Courtenay and
-= Comox, B.S.	
Bush and Farm Lands
Sea and River Frontage
Courtenay Lots
pho„e a      at All Prices
FRUIT TREES
Not the Cheapest, but the Best
Catalogue Free
Vancouver Island Nursery Co.,
Ltd.
Somenos, V.I.
;.«■».♦ m	
TUB M0ST BBHUTIPUL SPOT ON VnNCOUVBR ISLAND.
THESE LOT8 ARE HIGH AMI I)IIY AND WITH A GHANI
VIKW OK COMOX BAY AND THK MOUNTAINS, SIZE 60 bvl
120       PRICE FROM $125 TO $500.00. I
The Island Realty Co.
Fire, Life. Live Slock
... Accident.
P. L. ANDERTON,
Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. O.
PROVINCIAL   ELECTIONS   ACT.
Comox Electoral District
TAKE NOTICE thst I have rawivaal <al.ja.cti'iiia in writing to the re-
tsutiaan of tha '(allowing nsiues un ihe IU<ia<sr of V.aters for the Coiuoi Kleo-
lonl Da«tnet on ths Rraauiitls s'staid pulowi
AND TAKE NO'I'ICK thnt at Cdiiht or RnvisioK to be held on (he
BsvunB UlT or May, 1011, at the Cot'irr llaai'ss. Ui'Mukkmnii. B. C , st 10
o'cl ck in ths forsnon, 1 ahatll hear soil determine ihe saiil objeciaaiii, snd no
less such nsiiied persons, or sarnie other provincial va.ter am their behalf, saiiatiea
me thnt such a.bjcotions sr« naat well founded, I ah all strike audi names off the
ssid IU„ a» r.
JOHN BAIItl)
lti'Kixtmr of Voters
Comox Ealtiototnl District
Dattd this 12th. day or  April, 1011.
The following persons ore reported absent from the district:—
No.
73
86
112
165
m
273
405
533
tm
618
794
823
911
918
930
»65
1028
1061
1137
1213
1247
1287
1302
1386
1837
1342
1962
1411
1469
1513
1720
Namk
Biinneriniiii, John  II	
B»fe», Krealmck	
Bennie,  Duncan  	
Bi'H)i«)mw, John Junia's	
C'orrun, Jama's M	
Ohanilwin, John	
Farmer, Harry	
(Ihiiiht, Christopher	
Orion, Frederick J	
HagK»i;t, Tlioma.4 Ko. be»	
Jenkins, John   Mih's  	
Jnnaw, Kilwiii-d Waller...	
l*'fley, John  	
Iiidstaina1, Johti Tozei	
Lyiell, Junius	
.Martin' Owen	
Mimmer, William Duiistnn....
Mundell, John  	
Mclntyre, John	
McMillan, Georgo I)	
Napier. It. ltosa	
Olson, Olu 	
Parker, Frank	
Pkkarii,  Albert	
Packard,    Frederick Day	
Pldcook,    William Thomas....
Piket, John Ha'tiry	
Bees, J. M	
Hua  Antonio	
Hhaw, George Nelson, Jardiitt*,
Wall, William Henry
PUCK
Cuinlii'iliiiil,
.Main Street, TJuini
.Cuinliuilitnd	
18 and 46,   Comox.
 Cumberland.,.,
Uniain Hotel, Union,..
 Cumberland.
Quatbiasco Cove....
Spring Inn, Comox.
.Sandwick	
Cuiiiberlnnd	
Courtenay ,
Cumlierland	
The following persons nre reported deceased:—
*• •»
HE KEQJ ENBLID HOTEL
JAMES WALTERS,
PROPRIETOR
THE POOREST OF WINES, LIQUOR* BEER
ALSO THE BEST OF CIGARS.
407    Dirkes, Frederick Augustus...
482 Fletcher, Donald II	
651 Hancock, SydiieyWillianiGeorgii
755 Howell, Lewis	
765 Humphrey, John	
1085 McClnske'y, Hurry	
1152 McKelvey, Adam	
1214 McMillan, John Alexander	
1308 Parkes,   Nelson.'.	
1617 Tanz, Enrico	
.Cumberland.
• Courtenay..,.
.Cumberland,
..Union Buy	
..Comox..'.	
.. Court .'nay	
Demiian Island,
.Cumberland	
.Union	
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
-s
G. M, ASTON
f
Practical  Watchmaker
All Work Guaranteed
1
a
. . NEXT TO TARBELL'S, . .
Dunsmuir Ave   :   :   Cumberland
Pilsener Beer
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
sssBest on the Coasts—
Pilsenep Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
OS. O. EUS-TIDE
itlllfT it 11 ;
..FOR ..
The  Russell
AUTOMOBILE
file i»ti!\ (',ii M ,',
in   America   w: 11 ■ jijjjV1'
the "SilentKiiii;l
Valveless lingiue, iwg
Also made in valve vy!$
• • • style    . .        	
Cleveland, Brantford, M^st.y-Harris, Perfect nnd Blue Fiver Blcv-
Vf&£tT$kM1Pi. **%*," 0*ili IBa<ln'?l alS° ** Moore Carolinei
Lighting Syatemr,. QUver Tvp< writers. Repairing of all kinds?
Bicycles, S'mnhui \taehms Gun, ■■>■■     Scissors and Skates ground
'•'■■'■ i ■   ,    ...      'Hi
lUhiu  •tk.i:., iJL'ililEHLAXU.
AT THE
FURNITURE ST0RE
••
A CONSIGNMENT OF SIDEBOARDS
in GOLDEN and SURFACE FINISH,
RANGING FROM $20.00 TO $25.00
The Furniture Store"
Cumberland, B.C
McPb.ee Block A.   McKINNON
HAYWAHU LAND  DISTllILT
District attrtaywaral
TAKK NOTlt.'K ilnai Uenrge Purler, ol Vaiionver
aai'uupHtiun laarlaer, IlaUlllala In appay for penaitauatoll
lo purchase llae (ultiawaiiK described llMlalat—
(.'lawiueileilhtnl a post plumed Hi the 1 K coitler
aif i. L. iill.'i IIIOIICU uliaaut 60 tilialllH vtml',ttlaiiiua aa
miiat 140 ahaiua annlti laa atlora llllaa; tllolloo aootll*
a.|iat, faallaaaa iiaa allyraa lini> a,i )iaiint ail uolulatoltaiaui'llL
coiaUlilalllg iMo aai t . oliaiv air laaaa.
K»rla:liaia', ^jli'iit
I lata' Maarala laltll. 11111.
SAYrtAllla LAND UlaTUliJT
District of Satymartt
TAKK NOTI   II tnat Alfred    atiltia.iclae of V
over U.O.I occupation plaalorer, Iniuiul-a taa
for Denslaaiou to puti-h ae the followina; tloac
ill—
Ippll
ta.iiiaiili.nttiil |i-'na |..a;.,<.al,a.> ajclaa I. a,
of tlaiaM W tioroer of T 1. J710;i; Ittelice ,aa-,.
i rloallis; lliatirat Itorti. 40 claitltaa; III life wtoat 40 via
' thence north 40 chains; lllvoce eiaat ,n Camilla; t
ce aoutlaSOchinias to point of cominoilctnsojit cou.
taainlng 640 ucrea inore or lcaa
Alfred t aonanche
Kurt Ollne, Agent
(apl  1)
March ldtli   mil
SAVWAltl) LAND DISl'MIUT
Dlatrlct nf Hiiywatrd
WKKNOTlt'litluu,,,,!,,,,,.,, „,„,,,
nf Vancouver lu: m itloucorpeitior, Inlenalaio
spply or penolaaalon to piitcluue the followluii ale
aorilaeal liaaaals— ■
t'ninoienclngot a post plntitnl „h0lit 20 clialna
north of ths*. W. oornarof T. L. mm, thenceaollth
«0 chulna; thence weal 80 el,al„»; u,unt.e „„„,,
chain.; thence eaat 80 chains to point of coumienca
ment, containing 040 acres more or leas.
tt'illiain Mttddlaon Friscr
Hail a. II,.,., Agena
Hate.   .Mtar.h tilth 11)11 ( ' | ,) 1°
THE ISLANDER CUMtlKltUNTi. IIf.
IG STORE.
i lie Store of
Quality
MONEY FOR YOU IN MEN.S
CLOTHING. The "Perfeotton"
Brand of Clothing stands at the
top for tfO.id clothes, There are
si mnny particular points of excellence about Clothing, Clothing
that we cannot tell you all about
them. An inspection of our lines
.tnd a oompa rison of prices Is the
ln.nat, c.'nv.ncing.
Price Determines
Quality.
We prove Conclusively that the
word 'quality' has a definite mean
ing and applies to every garment
we offer, and wa guarantee that
based either upon price, quality
or style. We have superior values.
Every style we show is correct
for spring and summer. Prices
range from f 10.50 to 130.00.
All we ask you to do is to Inspect our exceptionally larje
range.
The Style, Quality and
Price Will Do The Rest
Satisfaction
Guaranteed.
SIM Liil & CI, LIU.
8. <;. HANSON'S
'IClpullcU, halchcdlWC9
from Jan. I to Mav .11. laid 37580 cga«
which sola At.t>liule»*l« r>rl»»
net • • • $1019. 12
Oast »f Iced lor ssms period     311. fls
j aea.07
Hvcraa*:prollt psr bird lor
III days       •       •     '•
IXaiiS ru» HATCIilMta,
.Matratri
ipril
Hay
June        .        .
Par 13.
JJ.IHI
3.011
■    2.311
- 2.W
$3.01
Per ion
IIS.OII
12.30
lo.oo
HILLCREST POULTRY FARM
DIINI.'AN, lit'. J4
H. M. Beadnell,
Comox, D, C.
<Aar^a»Nal^i»^a»S|S^a**
Agent for E & N.
Lands
Comox  District.
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Grocers & Bakers
Sealers in all kinds of Oood
Wet Ooods
Best Bread and Beer In Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
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Special mi« f.n* half page or uiore.
Condensed Advertisements
] nn: ] word, I issue j minimum charge- 25 cento,
N i i - run for this oloss of advertising
..li*.:
"Leading Tobacco King."
V^.Maa^.^V^^'W^ia*
Better known as
"LONG WILLIE"
Dealer In Fruits, Candy. Cigars
and Tobacco.
£$. Billiard Room in connection
combeq log* nf thi» gtAtnp: * X 7, mirt m\»nr.<
with letter £ in centre, If dwneni wln.li t» vUho.
pfi'iim' cotnniimii-nte tu defray expcimetf, Addro**
Detiimui Inland,
BBKaMJfr,ttMMWab»a**te
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Union Lonn. No   11   I. O 0   F
Meets ever) V idiij , a    in  ,   7       ol.
in I. (I. 0. K. Hull    VliitiBg bretlieri
aaolonnie.
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A FINE LINE OF SEW
MATERIALS JUST RiS-
.•   :   :   UEIVED   :   :   :
P. .DUNN..
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
Now the timo will anon lie entiling
When wilh .vour residence you do
do get sick,
For after the fires the Iiouho with
dirt doe* get thick,
80 don't you think we'd better be
quick
And cull ou the Painter and have our
house tixeil.
H. PARKINSON
Painter and Paperhanger
SKiN WKITKK etc. Cumberland.
Terms .Moderate.     Business Punctual
P. PHILLIPS HARRISON
Barrister,   Solicitor   and '
Notary Public.
THS
CUMBERLAND
— HOTEL =
W. MERRIFTELp, Prop.
The finest hotel in the city.
ERSTOREl
$m£o : Quits
WE HAVE A GREAT RANGE
■■•] Summer Suits at $15.00.
They are the latest in style and
best in quality.
DON'T F.ORGET-weare a-
gents lor Coppley, Noyes & Randall Clothing.
LADIES' DEPARTMENT
0'ir Ladle ' Waists liavn arrived
and are open for inspection.
J. N. McLEOD
J
Nailer.
C. H. TARBELL
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes. Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
etc.
AGENTS   FOR
|The  McClary  Manufactuing  Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
j»
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We are agents for Fire, Life and Live Stock Insurance and our rates are the very lowest compatible
with .safety. Do not let tire catch you without protection. Remember our Companies are safe and
rates moderate.   Delays are dangerous, to-morrow may be too late.
We are agents for RED CROSS SANITARY CLOSETS.
Citizens should call and inspect them bafore voting FOR or AGAINST the SEWERAGE BY-LAW.
FOR SALE, COMOX DISTRICT, 80 ACRES CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY ONE AND A QUARTER MILLION FEET OF EXCELLENT TIMBER.
TIMBER HAS ALREADY BEEN SOLD, BUT MUST BE REMOVED BEFORE NOV., 1911, OR SAME WILL REVERT TO THE OWNER.
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TO "CINEMA" TUB CORONATION
hteriog pictures ia colors of tbe
forthcoming Coronation procosslona aud
fMtiTitipa aro in to taken, This was
imjiouihlt] ulii-ii King Edward was
(TDwnail, for clnomatogTupby in colors
lmi not then boon Invented.
it. in possible cTi'ii that tho actual
uatMioiiy ot iin1 Coronation iunido
WflBioiiiiriti'r Abbey will bo reproduced
in ti:* iriuq niaiini'i' it' the diffloultioa iii
ijm vm? of light can In1 overcome,
A u«i nor modern Invention tlmt will
■•ratably   I ailed   Liitu  use  in  cornice-
tion niili tbo oercraony is tbo grarao-
pbi-ii'. Experiments aro now being
•oaduotod in uriyato by tbo King wttu
diir^rrut types of talking machines, and
if ilti'bi* nre satisfactory a '' record"
of Ui.- Majssty's Coronation address
wiil b« taken, and reproductions of it
Hfwit lo all colonial parliaments and
umwktpn]   bodies  throughout tho Em-
IMI'6.
li thlh way millions of his .subjects
wiM hi* able to listen to King George's
actual words with their own oars, while
g.ir.inff with thoir own oyos upon the
Ci8t:tjri«til and impressive eeromony, ro-
prn.Uineif in all its gnrgcousness of coloring tint wealth of detail, nud instinct,
tot, with life and movement.
Tat another mnrvol of modern aci-
<h»i",<j. wireless telegraphy, will bo lined
lo «*>nre*7 the news of the great event
of tho year to such ships as aro fitted
wilh the necessary apparatus. This,
again, was out of the question at King
I'M ward '* Coronation, for although
AlarniMii had even then shown us something of its Immense possibilities, wire-
let,* telegraphy whs still in its infancy,
m\A not a single ocean-going steamer
hnd  sn  Installation on  board.
FOR HIS COUNTRY'S GOOD
Hir George Hold, Australia's High
Commissioner, who made such an inter-
csUng speech at the Hums dinner, does-
n't mind telling stories against himself.
''Australia is my country," he told
a recent audience, "and my sineorest
efforts have always been to do the Commonwealth the greatost service in my
power.''
Veiled a man at the back: "So you
left it!" Collapse of the Commissioner.
.It, was Sir George who said of the
struggles of Buffragettes and policemen
in a rocout tin!: "1 never, in all ray
life h;iw so much embracing under such
unfavorable circumstances!"
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i  SKA   captain   and   hia  mate  went
i"JL     ashore  on  getting  into port and
made for the  nearest  lesluuraiit.
They ordered soup; when it arrived
the eaptaia examined the curiouslook-
'ng fluid and shouted: "Here, waiter,
what   d'ye  call  this.'"
"Soup, sir,'- Bttld the waiter.
"Soup," said tbo captain, turning
to the mate; "blame me, Bill, if you
and me ain't been sitiiu' ou soup all
our lives and never knowod it."
aK waa a u I little boy und very
thoughtful.    He had heard about
the   groul    Bcarcity    of   wator
tb rough oul   the country,     lie came  to
other  and   .slipped   his  hand   into
hers.
Mamma," he Bald, "is it true that
in some places the little girls and boys
bavo Bcarooly ouougb water to drink?"
"That   is  what   tho  papers say, iny
lear.  '
"Mamma," he presently said, "I'd
like to give up BOtnOthin' lor those poor
ittlo boys nud girls."
(lis mother gave him a fond look.
'Yes, dear: and what would you liko
to give upf"
Maninin," he said, In liis earnest
way, "as long as the water is so very
scarce 1 think 1 ought to give up boiu'
washed."
• *    *
ON tho torraco of a country club,
overlooking a greon dottod with
sheep, a group uf non-golfers wore
taking tea. A male non-golfer, who
took liis tea through a straw, laid
thoughtfully: "Golf might be defined
is billiards gone to grass,"
"S'pleon on tho grooii, I'd call it,"
said a female non-golfer.
'Or tho last flicker of tho dying Ire
of athletics," queried a young football
player.
The misuse of land and language,"
suggested a tennis champion.
No, uo; you'ro all wrong," said
a famous angler. "Golf is simply a
gamo where the ball lies badly and the
player woll."
A YOUNG Baltimore man has a habit
of     correcting    carelessness    in
speech thnt cornea to his notice.
Tho other day ho walked into a shop
and asked for a comb.
"Do you want a narrow man 'g
combf" asked tbe clerk.
No," said tho customer gravely. "I
want a comb for a-Btbut man with rubber teeth."
COMPROMISE is a good thing. Take
the case of a young Dalton build
or. He got married about a year
ago. and after the marriage he ami his
wife had an Interminable dispute as to
whether t lioy tdnwld buy two motor
cycles or a five-horse-power runabout
suitable  to  their means,
'' My    wife    and    ]    wrangled    for
months, but thank goodnea we've compromised at last."
"What  have you compromised ou?"
"A   baby   carriage,"   he   answered,
with a proud, glad smile.
fjlIDDUXG BOB" TAYLOR was rid-
' ing through Tennessee He came
one day to a little cabin, away uj
in Ihe mountains. In tho doorway stood
a half-grown boy, chid only in trousers,
Governor Taylor's curiosity was aroused.
"Hev, boy," said he, "whore's vour
birt?"
"Mam's washln' of it," said tbo
boy.
But   why  don't  you   put  on  your
other Kliirt?" asked  Taylor.
"Other shirt, thunder," said the boy.
Do you want a feller to have a thou
sand shirts?"
• *    •
CONGRESSMAN   KENT,   of   Call
fornia, got in tho othor day.    In
tbe   smoking   room   as   his   train
passed through New Jersey, sat a largo
and prosperous looking man, who eyed
him  with evident interost.
"Do you know that you look a lot
liko Governor Wilson, of New Jersey!"
asked  tho  prosperous  man  of Kent,
Kent said that no one had over told
lit in so.
"Well, you do," said the other.
"Geo, Wilson's a homely man, isn't
he?"
Kent said that no one had ever told
him that, either. Tho prosperous looking man apologized. "T don't want to
hurt your feelings," said he. "You do
look liko Wilson, and be is ugly,
Thero's no getting away from that. But
Wilson   looks   Intelligent."
Mr. Kent said that he was somewhat
relieved  under the circumstances.
«    *    *
WELL, James," said the clergymai
to a laborer whom ho was visiting,  "what   are  you  going  tu
make of this youngster here, eh?"
James notoriously extracts a dirty
scrap of papor from the depths of au
old tobacco pouch, and answers refl'
lively: —
"I be thlnkln' of bavin' him taught
to wrile."
"Oli, of course, be must learn to
write and to rend," says the parson.
"I don't know so much about the
ivadin'." remarked James, reflectively.
"Writin'a the thing now, sir. Just you
bo so good, sir, as to cast, your eye over
that.     Maybe  you  haven't   seen  it  be-
TIio parson does as he. is requested. It
Is but a short paragraph, clipped apparently from the corner of the county
newspaper, and  it runs as follows:—
"It. is said that tho late Mr.  —,
the eminent author, made upwards of
$325,000 by writing."
It was useless for tho parson to say
much. So he took his hat, smiled, and
departed, with a murmured "Well,
well!" which did  not  commit him  to
anything,
t    *    *
CALLER  (to lady  of the house):
"Perhaps, madnm, you could get
your   husband   to   put   his   mime
down Upon the roll of our society. The
subscription is only $!> for a life membership
I    Holloway's Corn Cure takes the corn
I out by the roots.   Try it and prove It.
'What is your
Lady of the Hous
society?"
Caller (impressively): "The Society
for the Repression of Crime."
Lady of House: "I don't think my
husband would cure to put his name
lown for any such thing,"
Caller: "Why not?"
Lady of House: "Because hn makes
his living by crime."
Caller (starting back, horrified):
" What, is he a criminal?"
Lady of Bouse: "No; he's a policeman." ^
WHAT A MAID OF HONOR HAS TO
DO
For sonic lime past, there has been no
little flutter among the belles of society
ii regard lo who would be finally chosen
s Maids of Honor to QUOOQ Mary. Aud
now that, the announcement has been
made that Queen Murv has appointed
the Hon, Sybil Brodrick, the Hon. Vene-
tin Baring, Miss Mabel Gye, und Miss
Kntherino Villiers her Maids of Honor,
scores of daughters of titled houses aro
loiug their best to hide their disappointment, for tbe posts are much
coveted. It is interesting to note that
when, in 1908, the Hon. Margaret Daw-
nay, Maid of Honor to Queen Alexandra, wns married, there wero ovor a
hundred girls attached to distinguished
families hopefully waiting to be chosen
for tho vacancy.
Not that the position is a sinecure, or
has any great monetary advantages. As
a matter of fact, it carries with it an
allowance of $2,000 a year, in return
for which a Maid of Honor has to be in
close attendance upon Her Majesty
every day for between two uud threo
months, from 10 or 11 o'clock in tho
morning until 4 or G o 'cluck in tho
tfternoon, and again in tho evening.
Queen Victoria, who had eight maids—
the number was reduced tu four by
Queen Alexandra—usually had two lu
attendance, whether tit Windsor, Balmoral, or Osborne.    And these wero in
nstant dotnand for walks, rides,
drives, music, talk, and secretarial
work,
Aftor the death of the Prince Consort the Court assumed u somewhat
gloomy aspect. Entertainments were
few and far between, Her Majesty living in close retirement, the consequence
being that the duties of her Maids of
Honor were of a somewhat exacting
character. After her death, Queen
Alexandra found so much to occupy her
time that she wuh able to dispense with
tho services of four.
All Court officials know that a Maid
of Honor has little time to spare when
wailing at Court. Apart from -the
duties already mentioned, she has to
take an important part iu helping to
entertain the guests of her Royal mis
tress, and fakes her place in Her Majesty's suite on allj^Stato and semi-
State occasions. She/accompanies the
Quoen to any charity function she may
attend, ami when Her Majesty pays a
private visit a Maid of Honor is usually
in attendance, and also when she goes
to the opera or theatre.
Then again, wheu a State visit is
paid by a foreign sovereign, the Maid
may be deputed to attend to the Koyal
ladies staying at tho Palace. In a word,
she must be prepared to adapt herself to
all the peculiar circumstances surround
ing Royalty.' Good birth aud breeding
nre', of course, essential, and tho candidates for the post must be the grand
daughters of peers, if not nearer in
blood, for it is uot usual for the office
to bo held by anyone below that rank,
Tbe title of "Ilonorable" is always
prefixed to the names of Hor Majesty's
Mtiids of Honor, when they are not entitled to it by birth, and is retained
after the post has beeu relinquished. At
ono time it was the custom for the
Queen to bestow a dowry of $5,000 on
the oceasion of the marriage of a Maid
of honor, but this practice wus abolish
ed by Queen Alexandra, who arranged
that $500 a year should be added to the
allowance, so that each now receives
$2,000 annually and no dowry, instead
of $1,500 a year and a dowry after a
certain number of years' service, as
hitherto.
One of the most highly-prized privileges of the post of Mnid of Honor, by
tho way, whon in waiting, is that of
being allowed to wear a charming min
iuture of the Quoen, set in diamonds,
on tho left shoulder. This ornament,
which, needless to soy, is greatly treasured, is kept iu a white satin case, on
which is a label bearing the nnmo of
the owner written in the Queen's own
handwriting.
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The Horseman
What promises to be the biggest
campaign ing stable of trotters aud
pacers ever taken out by a Canadian
owner is the collection now at Pleasan-
ton, California, in charge of the former
Hamilton rciiismuu, Harris James, in
this lot nre no less than ten putters and
seven trotters, of which al) but two ure
ownod by I?. J. Mackenzie, of Winnipeg, Man. The horses aro being wintered on the Golden Slope with a view
of getting thorn ready for the early
meetings in Western Canada that begin
about Victoria Bay, and after a few of
thp more import tint Western meetings
have been visited, the extensive, stable
will be divided, so that the head-liners
will come down to tho big tracks in
care of James, nnd the balance, in
charge of Second Trniner George Spencer, will invude the siuull trucks of the
Western .states. The following is a list,
of the horses now at tho Pleasanton
track:
Pacers
Merry Widow, 2,03%; bay mare, by
Red Pnc,
March McEwen, 2.1)SVi; roan gelding,
bv Fred S. McKwen.
'star   llrino, 2.10yi;   bay gelding,  bv
Wildbrino.
Pan Hoy, ".12C.; chestnut stallion, by
Pan Gold.
Sister Florentine,  2,M'/,;   bay mare,
by ( oustenaro,
'Joe Patchen it., 2.17'/,; brown stallion, by Joe I'atclien.
Joo McGregor, 3.21%; bay stallion,
by  Fergus McGregor.
Ilutniltou, B.fiO^t, bay gelding, by
Arbuteskan,
Duncan Direct (no record), black
gelding, by Go Direct.
Vernon McKinney (uo record), trial
2,04%) bay staliioU. by Guy McKinney,
Trotters
Quintell. B.12&: buy stallion, bv Ac-
toll.
St. Thomas, l^O'/i; bay gelding, by
Wood Wilues.
Zomblack, 2.20; black stalliou, by
^ombro.
Jnek Vassnr (uo record), buy gelding,
by lied Medium.
Bert Kelly (uo record), bay gelding,
by MeAdriun.
Peter Wilton (no record), chestnut
stallion, by Peter the Great.
Cresto, blnck gelding, no record.
Thero is also Ketcbam, a thoroughbred that is used for puccmaluug.
A rocout letter from Mr. James to a
friend states that tho horses are duiag
woll in their temporary homo ou tho
west side of the Rockies, aud although
the rainy season has. been encountered,
no sign of sickness has made au appear-
ance. Tho pet of tho stnblo is the sweet
little mare Alorry Widow, that is well
known iu Eastern Canada, us she went
through an extensive campaign ou the
ice two winters ngu and afterwards raced at one ef the early meetings un the
Canadian Circuit the following summer. Star Brinu and Joe I'atclien II.
are alsu well known hereabouts, as tliey
wero campaigned on tho ice. Tho former was the sensational half-mile track
pacer of tho Wes't last year, and is at
least a 2.05 pacer on a mile track, Liko
the others, Joe Patchen 11. earned bruc-
kots ou the ice, as he won tbo 2.IS.T pacing stake at Ottawa last winter, and
lit; holds tho record for the event,
2.17%, mado over a track that was
known to bo n full half-mile.
Tho trotting stallion Peter Wilton is
owned by W, J. Cowan, of Canniugtun,
and he is a promising horse. He is a
loyally bred animal, as he is by the
famous sire, Peter the Great, 2.07'4
and out of Maruo W., a daughter uf
the noted sire uf producing mares, Wilton, 2.1914, tin illustrious sou of the
great Goorge Wilkes, 2.22',i-
Tho stallion Quintell wiil make a sea-
sou in the stud in California, uud it is
just possible that Peter Wilton will
also, as ninny owners of mares out thore
have nsked for bookings  to  him.
Applications from many prominent
breeders iu the West have been made
for the service of Joe Patchen II. ns
this horso is greatly admired by all
who have seen him, aud as he is by
Joo Patchen, 2.04!-4, and uut of Bessie
Jiunehill, 2.011 ^i, a mare by Empire
WilkeB, sou of George Wilkes, aud his
second dam was Arub Girl, by George
Wilkes, his blood lines appeal tu the
owners of mares that possess a predominance of Electioneer blood, so
prominent on tbe coast. "Yonge Joo"
will likely bo allowed to serve ten
mares at a service fee of $250. This
will help some townrd paying tho
training expenses of the stable, but it
will bo done solely to meet the wishes
of the Western breeders, many of
whom think he is the greatest pacing
stallion ever seen in that Western
country.
The question of making an allowance to horses with records obtained on
mile tracks when such horses are entered at half-mile track meetings has
beeu agitating the minds of the two-
lap secretaries not a little. Bomo havo
mode an allowance of three, and others four, seconds when formulating
their programmes, but there are others
who have not given tho matter any
consideration whatoror, apparently,
judging that no mention is made in the
advance notices sent out for stake entries.
Bearing in mind that the real object
of a ruce should be to give every competitor a chance to win, there is no
question that secretaries would be doing the right thing if thoy wore to make
tbo conditions of their races such that
tho "big ring" horses could start in
races on half-mile tracks against
horses, whore thoy would have an equal
obanco of winning. It is an acknowledged fact thnt thore Is a difference
of ut least four seconds between a
mile on mile track and ono on 11 half-
mile track, paced or trotted by a horse
that is doing its best. For iiiBtunce,
a record of -.10'/i obtained on a mile
track would be oquivnlont to 2.14VI on
a half-mile ring and vice-versa. This
being the enso, it would appear but
reasonable that the matter of whero a
horse's record was obtained should bo
taken into considerntiou.
It is true that nil horses are not constituted alike—some can negotiate a
half-mile ring hotter than othorB, in
compnrisan to the way they enn step
on a mile track, but such instances nre
very rare. It is said that the once-
noted pneer Frank Yoknm could pneo
a mile on a two-lap track nearly as
fast as he could on a mile track, but
his wus nn isolated case. The difference in gait, of course, would govern
a horse's ability to pace nr trot over
the small or big trucks. Totally different from Frank Vokam was Maud
ICeswick, 2.03%. Thia mare wns able
to pace close to two minutes on 0
mile track, but the best she ever could
show un u "twice around" wus 2.09:5'(,
so In a euse like her, four seconds nl
lowanco would not be enough. However, an allowance should be mado, and
four seconds seems to bo about the fair
thing. The innovation would be a bene-
lit tu the horsemen, nud would increase
the number of entries at half-mile
truck meetings without working an injury tu the mile trucks.
It tuny be argued that if it is right
that horses with milo track records
should receive an allowance nt half-
mile track meetings, horses with half
mile truck records should be penalized
in the samo manner when tliey go to
the big tracks, and if it is a poor rule
that won't work both ways, I hen such
a contention would seem to be just.
The spurt of harness horse racing
lias grown eiiormuusly during the past
live years, so much so, that the system
of years ago dues not work nut satisfactorily to day. Few changes have beeu
made in the style uf racing from the
days of our grandfathers, and this in it
measure accounts fur the fact that the
attendance nt harness-liorse meetings,
in general, hns not incrensod like unto
other sports. Tlie oldfusliioned two in
three races ut four miles would nut attract the number nf spectators I lint are
seen  at present-day  running meetings.
CONFESSIONS  OF  A  BOGUS  HYPNOTIST
There aro occasions whon I really do
hypnotize a man. That man is, unknown to tho audience, of course, in
my employ. I think ho must hypnotize
himself to a certain extent, for* 1 nerer
havo any trouble with him—jj few
pusses, and he is "off."
But ono swallow does not make a
summer, aud one subject does not make
u hypnotist's "show." 1 havo other
men in my company, but they do not
travel with me, und are never soon
talking to me. They are men who huve
schooled themselves to bear a certain
amount of pain without flinching. After I have apparently hypnotized thorn
during my performance, they appear to
be in the ustinl trance, during which
needles aro stuck into thoir cheeks and
arms, lighted cigars aro put down on
their wrists, and they aro made tu stand
in extremely uncomfortable positions.
As a matter of fact, the needle or
pin test, is not very painful if you do
the job properly.
Pinch a little piece of the fleshy part
of your thigh between your finger and
thumb, and put the needle quickly into
the pinched up part. After the first
pricking sensation you will scureoly
foel the pain. It requires a certain
amount   of   nerve—that's  all.
I confess that the lighted cigar test
is really painful, but it is not so bad
as it Boems. 1 knew ono man who could
go through it without so much as the
quiver of an eyelash, I knew another
"subject." who endured much worse
paiu on one occasion. During a performance he fell and broke his leg ou
nil*1 occasion. Ho nearly squealed wilh
the pain, The "hypnotist1' told him
in a stage whisper to w quiet, and ho
would  see him   through  his  trouble.
To the audience the hypnotist said
that there had been a rool nccidont, but
the subject was now under the "indn-
euce." and felt no pain. A doctor was
called in. and said thnt the man had
broken   his  leg.     Ile  was  taken   to  tho
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using Catarrhozone; in fact 1 •■ •»■-
nletoly cured. (Signed) tilirood *. I*»e,
Sydenham, Out.
All dealers sell Catarrlior.ona, m *5*t,
B0c and $1.00 sizes. Refuse 1 mbcti-
lule.
Mrs. Viillaucourt Adds Her Experience to the Great Mass of Proof
That Dodd's Kidney Fills are Woman's Bent Friend
Lafond, Alberta,—(Special). — That
the women of the West are finding in
Dodd's Kidney Pills a nuro relief from
those aches and pains that only women
know is becoming moro ovident every
lay, and Mrs. Agnes Vaillancourt of
this place gladly gives her experience
as an addition to tho mass of proof that
is being piled up.
"For three years I suffered intensely
with Kidney Disease," Airs. Vaillancourt states. "I hnd pain everywhere.
I only used six boxes of Dodd's Kidney Pills and I am completely cured of
all my aches nnd pains. 1 am in perfect health to-day."
Woman's health depends on her Kidneys. If they ore not In perfect crdor
the impurities aro not strained out nf
hor blood and She cannot be healthy.
Hhe feolB it in every part of her body
and the result is that she is weary aud
worn and full of aches and pains What
every woman should know is that thore
is sure relief and perfect health tor her
if she uses Dodd's Kidney Pills.
local hospital aud reuiaine«i utter the
"iullueneo" while Ihe leg was rwt.
Doctors came from long dlstftnoei h« ■«•
thlfl wonderful patient and tbe "hyp
notlst" had a splendid boom.
Here I anticipate a quwtiM Utet
some of my renders would likfl to fi
to me. They are probably wantiag to
say, "That's all very well, bit we
ha'vu seen a hypnotist at work •■ « mii
iu our town, who got up tl Ik* »»<*•
once afterwards, and gave hi« »ddr**s
and occupation. Where's tht* Ir-nul is
that?"
There aro two ways of working the
"local man" fraud. Sometlwoi I w««W
send u mat) in advance of me to •toy
iu a town for a fortnight bsforv 1 g«t
thero. During the time he wm ii the
town lie would take good cure to wkmr
himself in public as much ai powuteto,
uud to bo seen in saloons and ths huH
or shops.
Tho publicans nud tko ilinpkteptt*
bad free passes to my show ttmmt to
them in exchange for exhibiting my
bills. My man would get to know wh«a
some of his newly found friends w«*r«
going to see my show, and tkea he
would go also aud oiler himself mi mj
subject lor a test on the stage of platform.
Of course, lie gave out his nmmm tmi
local address, and be would b« MlMti-
fled by others iu the hall. After I had
left the town he would give out toil
he had found a good job elnewk«r«, Mil
—go off to another of my  towaa.
Could anything be simpler than taatf
The other way of working th« "Iwml
man" fraud is a bit moro coinpli«at«Ml
and subtle. My engagement in a town
usually began on a Monday, and 1 waald
arrive ou the Sunday, I wauld sead
a man whom I could trust to "w«k"
the  business ou the Saturday.
lie would go to a saloon, "get ia"
with a fow loafers, stand them drinks,
and openly tell them that he was mm
ployed by me to Had suitable aubjaots
lor hypnotism, the excuse being that
I liked to make sure of getting good
BUbjectB beforehand, so as not; lo keep
the audience waiting.
Then my nuin would say to aa« of
the loafers: "You look like .. good auk
joct. Would you care to count reuad to
the boss's hotel for a private testf He
won't hurt you, and he'll pay yen fe*
your Iobs of time.''
Now, mark carefully what, follows:
Perhaps on tho -Monday my wan would
bring me half-a-dozen loafers lor «e to
examine. I would make a few peases
over one man, toll him that the "ia-
(luonco" was working, and Ihea "wig
gest" thai he was under my power, a«i«
that ho could nol  raise his "aim.
Perhaps the idiot would raise ki« una
to liis head.
"Oh, no," I would nay; "I'm afraid
you 're not such a good subjeet as 1
though you'd be. It's a pity. l>oa't
imagine that I'd ask you to vv;uie your
lime in coming up Lo the stage for
nothing. I'd compensate you for yaur
loss of work. Shall we* try aaabfaer
little experiment i"
By that time the loafer usually "to*
bled" to the idea, and whoa I ■«*
made a few passes over him aad teM
him that lie could uot raisa kia arai
to his head he would tell ni« toat 1m
could not.
Then I would tell him tkat k« waa a
good subject, give him half a dollar tor
his loss of time, and tell him that il
he came on the stage the foltowiag
evening—from tho audience, ef
—I would givo him n dollar for kit
of time that evening,
I'm not saying that there iaa't 1
thing in  real  hypnotism,  but T
that my sort pays tho best.
Time tries all things, and aa BiaUa'a
Anti-Consumptive Syrup has attad ths
test of years it now ranks as a leaaaag
specific in the treatment of all aitineato
of the throat and lungs. It will asltoa
and subdue the most stubborn coag-k hy
relieving the irritation, and reatora tw
affected organs to healthy oonditiaaa.
Use will show its value. Try it aad wt
convinced of its ellicacy.
THAT HACKING COUGH
lb will get worn1 Instead of better hiiIcm ;•■
do something to cura: it.
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.11
What are We to do with Other
Peoples' Surplus Population?
Some coiiBldo.rublo t aaiao nj;ii 1 read in
;a magaaiae, tho niirao of wliieh 1 hnvo
completely langiitti'ii, ia story by Mr.
.Iiaok London. This -in itsa'lf wns no-
Uiiug extraordinary—I suppose it is possible nt a.iio timo or nnothoi' to road
in several mngnzlnos BtorlOB by Mr,
Jack London. Tbo only roinTtrkable
thing about Un1 story to ma' wns that it
iliil not deal with tbo fiozi'ii npitb or
with tho soa. li wns a plain unvarnisb-
oal tale, oi' should it I"1 milled suggestion, of how to donl with surplus popu
lation, which, ncoordlng to some philosophers, is surplus wraith. IVisoiuilly, I
havo novor round any dlffloulty in donl-
ing with tho BUtplUB of nuytliius I
it stnii'k   mo  very  forcibly  thnt   Mr.
I, inn was rntiidly going Jo tho bad
when he wns nblo to cteii] with n sura
plus. Tin' doscenl nt man has always
aroused my curiosity, ospoolally tbo ala-s-
com he makes whon ho uoqulros n sur-
plus of anything, so I road thnt story.
It dealt with tin' Euturo. I havo always undorstood Hint .Mr. London in
his stories iK'nls witli his own export-
ena'i.s so tlinl ii wns ovldonl that In
making liis doscenl ho wns striking out
a new lino and si aiming in futures.
Noir tho future is .Mr. II. Q .Well's only
■articular domain ami it was ovldonl to
aw that Mr. London was trespassing.
Whan Mr. Wolls describes tbo visit ol
the Martians lo this earth I believe
iai that possibility, just as i usual to boilers in .lilies Verne ami his stories or
how to reach Hie moon or the bottom of
the sea. If Mr, Wells wrote a book
dealing with Ihe visit of Venus to tho
earth, I slionbl rend it with avidity. By
Us way, would not that make just as
good a BUbjoet for a play as The Message from Mars. A Visit from Venus-
well—well—how busy the United States
wssld become: every state would bo
passing new divorce laws.
T. return to Mr. London. It is as
woll to nvoid iiiisuiiilerstauiling by putting in the Mlstor. To return to Loit-
don would be impossible without gathering something of a surplus. Mr. London's etory was based, as 1 have said,
ea tko future, when China spilt over as
is the natural course of events she must
ds. The civilized nations have been
r»Tf careless about China. They have
dealt with a vory fragile and costly
hit sf vcrtu as if it were ordinary clay
—snd COUBtructod uu the same priu-
air.Ua as they themselves. China, in
order to prosorvo its own balance anal
e.sifort, used to practise infanticide.
It Bouiuls horrible, but it was iiifunti-
eialo ou a scieulilic BCale. All children
that were born with a defect, physical
sr material, were alone away with. By
material. 1 mean a defect in sex which.
'l believe, was considered u very inater-
inJ ilefecf when a family hnd too many
females in it. Everything was scion-
tiKcllv arranged so that I ho populo
tion should l>e physically lit and tho
women kepi i" their place. Strictly
speaking, (his may not bo OXOCtlV accurate, but it wns the idea at the basis
ot China's barbarism,	
In duo course, the civ.li/.e. world
found thai Infanticide was a shocking
offence ngainst doconcy and went to
work nnd reformed Infnticido out ol
China. Since that doto, the population
haa Increased by leaps und bounds, until today the civilized world is puzzled
to know" what is going lo liuppou when
the population of China overflows,
Mr. .lack London solves tbo problem,
aad solves it in truly artistic style, lie
shews how the population overflowed
into all the countries round China, how
the migration of Chinese wns like tho
waters of a river, regular and irresist-
ibls, finding the path ot oast resistance and following it. If. for the tune,
it was dammed, and according to .Mr.
Lsndon, it was aluiiiini'd in many places
throughout the civilized world, the hero-
tsf.ro peaceful coolies took up arms,
is which they were all trained, and
sai.tlT but definitely wlpod out a coun
it's population and took its place, tn
this wnv, all the lands contiguous to
China fell under her sway. France was
sweat out of Cochin-China, Japan out ot
Korea, Russia out of Turkestan and a
tart, part of Siberia, Oermnny out of
Kiao-Chow, Kngland out of India,
America even wub seriously threiiteneu
is the Philippines, and directly Amen
ea was threatened, of course tho civil
ised nations ealleal a conference to seo
what was to bn dune with Chum. Apparently all the nntions of the earth,
eiecpting China, were represented nt
the conference, und seeing thnt sho wns
the principal and only defendant, it was
rather hard that she was not allowed to
■lead before the court of tho nations.
She could have stood up and mado n
very successful defence.
"You hnvo yourselves put me in
■mat nwkwurd position," Bhe might
have said, "1 undertook to limit my
■•puliation in my own way, but you uu
dertook to tench my peoplo that it was
set desirable to so limit it. For two
or three thousand years before you
knew how to write or wear clothes, my
Miopia were perfectly happy, living on
the land nnd cultivating it. They wore
slothes and wrote books. It is true tlint
thev were principally employed in the
arts of Ihe hand, or handicrafts, ami
did not know the use of uiucliiiicry. 'kou
loarncd nil these things and Without
taking into necount Iheir future effect
•n mankind, you iniule use of thorn to
tho utmost of your ability. You limited
your population by making it too expensive for them to live, anal you re-
fnscd to allow ino to go iny own way
snd limit mine. Now, you get together
t. find some means of helping me out
of my alifliciilties which have been
brought about entirely by your own
interference in my nllnirs!"
However Mr. London did not ask
China what she thought about it nt nil.
Tho   main   fact   was   thnt   China   was
aivev-rtiiuiiiig everything and undor-BOll-
ing everyone, 'the white rnces were iu
danger of starving for the Chinese had
adopted and improved ou the white
man's industrial methods ami could
turn out finished products at a much
lower price
Tho situation evidently culled for
drustia' measures ami the I'oweis took
thorn. Tho oiia- thing China had not-got
wns a navy. It was evidnnv tlmt t'liev
had not studiod Admiral MiihaVs boolc
on seu-pnwiT, and Ihis pro.vi',1 tlieir. undoing. If they hnd had a strong dnvyi
Mr. I.mul,in would,not hato'Dcou nblo
to writo his Btory, and so iidda'd to his
own personal superfluity of wealth)
'Hie powers ■ thei'etiHi' ringed China
nboiil wilh a ring ait' armed inea and
ship:-. Thoy took the" most excelloul
precautions to segrcgnto chiuu. Thoy
USOll the wry hiicsl scieulilic mothods
in the way of guns and annul- plate. It
wns a ring ajf stool, a steel ttUst,|SUQll
ns eva-u .Mr. 'al. I'ii'rpunt Morgan had
never been uble to form.' Thev did it
very quietly, but they did it iiliogliher.
very apiietly, bat they did it.nll together.
It was agreed they shoiildVay oo'thlhff
about it iu tho papers li'st China slianilil
hear the news nud atlenipt to break out
of the ring prematurely, which would
have   been   inconvenient.
When the ring was a-omplete, the
powers engaged the services of an A-
exeellout. "Break it," he suid, in
elleet, "and it will save you the
trouble of washing it." 1 confess I
don't like to destroy all my olal and
valued ideals in Hint way. * Some of
them are vory beautiful, or, at least, 1
think they are, which comes to tho
same thing. My ideal, or rather my
public ideal, is to love my brother as
mysi'lf, unit all the human race is my
brother. My private ideal is to grab as
much as I can without anyone looking,
and to go around with my hands in my
pockets for the rest of iny days in euse
someone else wants to put theirs in.
I like to get ou the platform and talk
about my ideals and Ihe brotherhood of
man, but if the brotherhood of man is
goin..to fako to writing sense—I said
sense—for a living, I have no ialenls at
aH'nn the subject. I am going to ask
for tho very strictest proteotion ovou
if the price ol' literature goes up by
leaps nod bounds -in eotiseipieuce, ur
0VCU if people have got to res.I wlinl 1
write becaose they cannot gel anything else. If I had my way. 1 would
not allow anyone else to write anything nt all. I oauihl then spread education nloug my own lines and what-
ever r*ea\e the people W'oitld havo lo
do for them, However, Mr. London is
evidently nflllctod with Hie same prim-
oval instinct lis I inn. Wo lioth'focl
Hint the very best way to solve a problem, is by eliminating it.
As a malter of fact. 1 am intensely
Interested in this problem of population, It is u delicate one; yon can hardly talk about it iu a drawing-room
for fear ail hejng misunderstood nnd
hrnnileil as nu insurgent, uhddr the bun-
ner of Roosevelt or Ihe Gorman Km-
noror—both lire very keen on this subject  of  population.    They  both  wnnt
measures. Consequently, the Chinese
authorities aleeideal a year ago to prepare a ci'iisus along modern lilies. The
investigation, which was carried on
through the customs authorities, bus,
exoopt in few proviiii-es, boon completed: nnd according to its result, the total
Inhabitants of China are 435,314,000,
Ou making some further investiga
tions, 1 also came across a chart which
shows in dots, exactly how the population ot' the Far F.ast nnd South was
distributed, I became seriously alarmed when 1 could only liu.l two'or threi
dots  in  the  general   blackness of  Ans.
tralta ami was unable to couat the dots
in India, China and Japan. The chart
became Impressed ou my mind ns oue
aif Ihe most significant pictures I had
over seen.
1 oould go on writing for a long time
on the problem of population. 1 fool Inclined t" wring my hands whenever 1
think of il. ns il seems to mc thut no
one cures vory much about it, although
it   is obviously almost   ns  important as
whothor  th xt   musical  comedy   is
called ihe (liil from Chicago, or The
tiirl from San Francisco.   Wringing my
hands vvon'l .lu much good, ti gh, ami
it would look absurd on the street. It
would cause more of n sonsatioil'u I
soil'leuly t.ink nil' my clothes anil wrung
ilii-ni iii order to call attention t" this
problem. You see, ovon it' yon think
Mr. Loudon is right and yon lake a
painl brush aad black out' the .while
dots ia China, you still have India nad
Japan left. This system of wiping out.
people yon don't care' ubout seems tn
mo rather aggressive, and if I were lo
pply the same principle to my per
'       '       ' ' lie
sotlal compel itors, 1 should si
swinging lit the end of a stout ]
homp.
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Away With Doprosslon nnd Melancholy.—These two evils lire the nceom-
■animont of n disordered stomach and
torpid liver and mean Wretchedness tn
all whom they visit. The surest mul
speediest way tn combat I hem is with
Parmoleo's Vegetable Tills, which will
restore Ihe healthful net ion of the
Stomach nnd bring relief. They have
proved their usefulness iu thousands of
esses nnd will continue to give relief
te the suffering who ure wise enough to
sse thorn.
TBE   SrATB   OPENING   OF   PARLIAMENT—THEIR  MAJESTIES  PEOCEED1NO  TO WESTMINSTER IN THE
ROYAL COACH
King Georgo and Queen Mary driving to ths House of Lords  In the great gilded coach  drawn by the eight
famous cream horses, and surrounded by it* personal escort of Yeomen of the Guard.  Tho King wore the uniform
of an Admiral of the Fleet, and the Queen won an ermine cloak.
mertcau scientist. (Mr. London wub
writing for the American Magazine, und
naturally, mude tho principal heroes
Americans.) And also the Wright brothers or Iheir descendants, for Air. London did uot say just at what date the
drama toaak place. The Hcientists nud
Mr. Wright, junior, or veVy junior, as-
eended into the clear, culm atmosphere
and procccdoil to tly over Chiua. From
the aeroplane, they dropped little glass
tubes, which When they reached the
earth, broke on China anal lut out a
plague upon the laud, I imagine the
tubes contained some kind of virus like
Unit which is used for ruts anil mice.
It is very effective, I have tried it myself and since theii I have used no other.      (Ail cert isers   of   rut   virus   please
imte 1 am open for offers.)
Very soon the plague started in ou
the Chinamen. One got it nud was hurried off to the hospital, but as his bearers carried him along they, too, fell by
tho wnysiile. Their families nnd relations caught the virus which wns now
spread over nil China nud in about a
mouth there were no Chinamen left.
The ringed steel trust then wailed a
little to make (piite sure no one inside
the circle was still alive and then n few
[lectors were sent out to explore. Tko
ring was still held for fear the scientists had missed some little volley and'
Hie giant was not quite knocked out.
After the doctors went scavengers who
cleareal up the mess nud put the land
order, and then opened it to the
white nntions who came ii) and took
ossession of it. Mr. London did not
say which nation came off best in the
deal, or what remuneration the scientist received for his share in Ihe transaction. I suppose he was ever afterwards lauded as a great benefactor of
humanity. It seems to me, however,
m mature reflection, Hint it would have
joon much less trouble to havo left
China her ancient law of infanticide.
Mr. London's solution of the problem of what to do with our China was
more subjects ami fower objects. They Still, even that would not answer tbo
waut to eoaeeutrato their power iu the'questiou of "What are we to do with
hands of those best quulifled to rule, other people's surplus population 1" I
Personally, 1 don't beliovc in any ono give it upl
ruling but myself, and if I could con- FLOTSAM,
vtuee enough peoplo that my belief
wero right, 1 havo uo doubt that I
should make an excellent King, Km-
peror or President. Tho ono problem
that 1 have never been ubto to solve,
however, is this ipiestinn of population'.
1 havo never hail any surplus population myself, so huve nothing to go by
LIFE  IN  THE   FRENCH  FOREIGN
LEGION
A soldier of the French Foreign Leg
ion, nimble to keep up nu the imirjli
with hiH column, wus recently left bo-
hind  in  the desert, and was attacked
I cannot bring myself tobelievethut I ""i! '•','1"." 'ft 1''v*."'"8 J1"' 'tu'h'hi   ,
■   H    •-    -    ■ -   I    ouch  in tlio gist *>f a  fenrftil story
which appeared tho other day in all tho
principal  Ptouch  |ui|>ern nod many uf
the  HnjrliMli  ouch.     It  created a great
sensation.    Many peoplo-rflfused tu lie
lievo it.
Mut tin- writer, who Iuik served in the
I  And  that  the  real Hiatus of theI regiment) cau quite credit It,   The Fi
populationi of China bas been something elgn Legion exists but to march.
M r. London *n met hod is '' the only
way," as Mr. Martin Harvey might
say or play. It sounds so very destructive. 1 have been looking up the population of China and my Investigations
huve heen rewarded.
if a myth. 'This, says the Shun Tien
Win I'ao, u Peking daily, edited Ity
Japanese, is due to tho fact that ihe
object -of, taking census, in China has
been moldy fdl thp. purpose of facilitating taxation. S'uf'u hilly the (Jhluose
authorities   have   been   contuutcd  with
this one end its whole training is devoted. To fall out ou tho march is tlie
one unpardonable sin in a leglbnalre,
The Hystein of inarches is brutal. No
mutter what the distance, it has to be
completed in one stage, Forty miloH,
fifty,    sixty—no   matter.    It   Is  ddno
noting'''the number of adults,  leaving Btralght off the  reel, with, of course.
out of consideration, infants, children
aud .aged men, Hut the lack of au accurate census has, so We nre told hy
Ihis: journal, proved a serious obstacle
iii tho completion'of military rehabilitation  as   well  as' lo" other   progressive
A Simplo and Cheap Modicine.—A
simple, chbttp ami effective medicine \n
something to bo desired. There is no
medicine so effective a regulator of the
digestive system as Par lee's Vegetable I'ills. 'Ihey are simple, they are
chenp, Ihey can be got .anywhere, aud
llieir beneficial acftion will prove their
roc omm en am I on, They are Ihe mc li
cltlG of the poor muu and those who
wish to escape doctor's lulls will do
well  in giving  them a trial.
brief halls for rest. Hut there is no
general halt, until tbo whole distance
is comploted,
■If a legionaire faints on the march
he in tibd to a baggago-cart, which rolls
on. lie then either has to march or he
is dragged along. Sooing this done for
the first, time, I thought it brutal; but
later I learned lo understand the reason
for it.
Tho legionaire who straggles in tho
desert is lost. Hundreds of men hnvo
died a ■dreadful death in Ihis way.   The
Sfiihh* Cure
JU ttffrn< eM trnrnm      • • •     tt •••to-
Arab women pounce upon them, lyiug
helpless in the stuid, and, with shrieks
of fiendish delight, proceed to torture
and mutilate them  before killing them
outright,
The. Foreign Legion ought to be done
away witli. it is a disgrace lo Fiance
and to the world at huge. There is n
certain glamor attaching to service in
it, and there is never any luck of re
CXUits, Uut the conditions of their life
are such that no convict need envy
them,
Firest raised in 1S.T1 for service in the
then newly conquered colony of Al
geria, the Legion now numbors about
13,000 of all ranks. The oflicers are
Frenchmen, but the rank and lib' i.-
mndi! up of till nationalities, about half
of them, however, being Germans who
have descried frum the Kaiser's army,
or are natives of /Vlsnoo*Lorralne.
A legloualro'S pay is only one cenl
a day. True, wine iu Algeria costs ouly
two iviii* a quart, and tobacco six acuta
In eight .'cuts a pound. Hut—-a COUl D
day!
His rations, tbo, are of the scantiest.
Two meals a day only are served—
breakfast at ton o'oloelt in the morning, nii'l supper at f-nir in the aftot
noon. ISaclt moal is oxactly alii" eon
sist'in^r nf a thick simp mado up ■•! meal
and vegetables, with broad, ami ovor;
otltor day a small quantity uf wine.
Tin- discipline is ruthl.-s in its sev
crity. The punishments are cruel ii
tho extreme. Por pjave offences, liki
desertion, Lnsubordlnatlou, or striking
a superior officer, death is frcqueul ly
Inflicted, or, failing that, tlie offender
is sent to serve in the penal battalion
on the edgo of thovSuhuni desert. This
nearly always means u slow and piiii
ful deatli in plttCO'oC n quick und con
parat ively painless one.
Minor  off on COB   are   punished    wil
from  twenty  to  one  hundred days  i
prison, or  with   "cellule,"  which    i
solitary confinement in  the durk,  plus
starvation,   t havo seen strong, robust
men so reduced after doing thirty days
cellule that they have hardly boon ah'
to stand.   Vet they had to resume their
ordinary  duties,   nevertheless.
Not long since two other dreadful
forms of punishment were in vogue;
the "silo" and the "crapmuline." The
silo waa just a deep hole in the ground,
shaped like a funnel, into which the
victim waa cast. Ho was given no
blunket or other protection from the
weuther.
The sun bent upon him by day, the
cold night mials penetrated to tho marrow of his bones. Ho could not lie
down, for tho bottom of the silo sloped
to a point. Ho just crouched, a hud
lied heap, until, not infrequently, death
mercifully relieved him from his sufferings.
'Ihe crapaudine consisted in trussing
a man as a fowl is trussed, his hands
ami feet being tied together on hia back
in such a maimer that they formed a
sort of semicircle.
This resulted in such frightful cramps
thnt the pain sometimes drove men
mad. Both the silo and the crnpaudine
however, havo now been abolished-, but
in the field, and on the march, an offender is at ill punished by beiug
"spreadeagled" ami bound to foui
stakes driven into the ground.
To escape from those tortures, men
mutilate themselves, usually by euttlnj
oil' one or more fingers; or tliey will
purposely make themselves ill. One
favorite trick is to take a drink from
the sewers under the Arab prison. This
loathsome draught almost Invariably
brings on au attack of typhoid of n
peculiarly malignant type.
Others, more enterprising, endeavor
to desert, But they rarely succeed,
Mostly they meet with dreadful deaths
at the hands of the wild Arabs of tin
desert. The only class of recruits who
arc treated with special favor are those
who have previously been oflicers in
some other army. These are usually
made corporals on enlistment, und afterwards sergeants. They am useful to
Franco ami to the Legion. There is
still standing in southern Algeria a
fort that was built by an English ex-
oflicer of tho Koyal Engineers.
To prove that one has ooco been nu
officer it ia not necessary to produce
papers or anything of that kind. All
thut is required iii a photograph showing due iu uniform.
IN A WELSH GOAL MINE
At four o'clock in the morning John
.Tones, collier, jumps out of the blankets, drcaacs, and cornea downstairs. His
wife, up half an hour before him, has
a bright fire burning, the kettle boiling, and the bacon frizzling iu the frying-pan, so that all John has to do is
to sit down to a good meal.
After breakfast he takes up the tin
box in which his lunch of bread and
cheese is already packed, puts a bottle
of cold tea in his pocket, lights a pipe
of Bristol shag, and goes off to work,
A walk of two miles brings him to
tho pit bank, and at half-past live he
gets into the cage, and is dropped down
tho shaft. Arrived at tho bottom, he
tramps nlong highways and byways,
now stooping to clear a snag of broken
timber, now stepping aside to avoid
a journey of trams, and brushing his
way through the numerous doors of
brattice cloth used for regulating tin*
ventilation,
At one point he hns to crawl over a
heap of stones that nearly block;; one
of tho main roads. Tin- mass came down
from what is now a jagged hole in the
roof; and as there is still nn ominous
cracking overhead, and a dribble of
dropping stones, John hurries on.
It is close to six o'clock when he
turns into a blind alloy that lends him
to the face oi the coal, whore his work
for tbo next eight hours will lie.
What is that work ?
It is to remove the coal from a seam
four feet thick, and pack it iu trams,
, The trams aro then drawn down
the blind alley, passed into the main
road, taken to the bottom of the shaft,
drawn up to the top, nnd put on the
icalcs, The wolght is entered to John's
credit in the books of the colliery; ho
iH paid according to the amount of coal
cuts.
The labor of cult ing is hard, ami,
moreover, necessitates working in most
uncomfortable positions.
He has often to lie, or kneel, or
crouch, for an hour nt a time in, as it
were, a four foot drain-pipe where a
free swing of fhe nick is impossible.
i\nd not only is ihe labor heavy; it
nlso calls for the pxorciso of much skill.
A bud workman, in addition to pulverizing the coal, nod so decreasing the
market value of it, may, at one clumsy
blow, bring down an avalanche big
nough to bury him.
Hard work, absence of sunlight snd
fresh air, presence of danger—that is
one aide of the picture. To set off
against these things there is the. one
temperature--no summer, uo winter,
but u perpetual mild spring; the inde
pendenee of one who is no mere day
laborer, bul an independent contractor;
and the pleasant companionship with
" bullies" and men from the neighboring stalls.
At two o'clock John throws down his
tools and returns to the upper air. I low
lie enjoys his smoke on the wny home,
for it is illegal to take pipe, tobacco,
or  matches  down   the   pit.
Dinner is awaiting him, nnd ho site
down to it with u line appetite. Urnth,
with plenty of leeks in it, then beef-
steak and potatoes, then fruit tait. and
tea; all those disappear before John
crie^: "Hold!    Bnougul "
After dinner comoB the bath; ia the
abseii.v of a bathroom, this is !«V,.n iu
the kitchen,
It i- now fnur o'clock, and John,
dressed in his second b>'^! suit, i i fres
man for the real of Hi.' day aud - .'ii
ing. Sometimes ho strolls rouu I the
town, reads tho papers in Hi" Ii l tuto,
or exchanges Ideas with follow worto
men over a modest  pint of boor,
Twice n week he attends moetl ■ al
his chapel,   Hut, though he dearly    ivss
music, he seldom goes tn a concert,  lor
that would necessitate Ills being <m\ till
nonrly olovon, and be makes it a rule to
be in bod by nine o'clock every night.
Once a fortnight lie gnus to the office
and draws his pay. For every ton of
large real ho has to eut. he gets the equlv
nleut of :tfi cents. This is called the
cutting price; the rato varies ut dilTer
cut collieries, but Ito cents may perhaps
be taken as a fair average figure.
For the coal which he has broken up
small he got8 nothing, though his employers may bargain, if they wish, to
take largi- and small together at a tutting price of about 80 cents.
Now, the amount of coal a man inn
cut depends chiefly upon three things:
the cutter's skill, the number nnd duration of the interruptions he meets
with, and the naturo of the strata where
he works.
Our friend John may be regarded ac
a lucky fellow. He is a capital work
man. The colliery has a plentiful sup
ply of trams, so that no collier has to
wait long, or go off on heartbreaking
hunts for the means of transit; and
there is efficient organization throughout, with few stoppages for broken
machinery, also, tho coal in the part of
the pit wdierc John works is easily got
out of the senm.
Six tons a day, thirty-six tons a week;
thnt is what John's pay-ticket indicates. At 35 cents a ton, that means a
weekly wage of twelve dollars nnd odd
cents. To the standard cutting price,
however, is added a "percentage," and
this varies with the selling pri«e of
coal. At present this comes to about
■10 cents in the dollar, so that .tn.OO
must bo added to the weekly *12.fl0
odd.
But- tins is not all. Collier's have
often to do what is called "dead work"
—that is, they rip down the roof above
the coal, put up timbers, and perform
other duties preparatory to pushing forward Iheir roadway or heading into the
seam. For "dead work" John receives
some I't cents a week, so that his total
weekly wage is about. $18.00,
He has also the privilege of obtain
ing coal for his own household nt n
price much lower than thnt at which
it is supplied to the public. Capitalizing this privilege at 75 cents a week
brings the weekly wage up to :$1!).00.
What, it may be asked, has John to
grumble tit?
To do him justice, he does not grumble—at least, not much. Being a sensible man, he knows when ho is well off.
Though he is awaro of the fact that
thero are some colliers who receive far
more money than he does, he nlso kuowp
there are mnny wdio get far Ichs.
- DODD'S ''i,
KIDNEY^
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V'   KIDNEY-?.V<
Uon't Cut Ou;
a Goitre, Cyat, or Wm. for
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910 Temple St.,   Springfield, Man
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MUllA.      OUPlfCHUTO     |   Third St.* Few
'* GENERAL   BLACKSMITH
Horseshoeing a  S|wuiitlt\
Third Ave., Cumberland
ONLY
A FEW
LOTS LEFT
ON MAIN STREET.
Get in at Original Prices.
Mah Lee
Laundry
P. 0. BOX 294.
Satisfaction
Guaranteed
Near the 8uw Mill
6. R. BATES,
REAL   ESTATE   AGENT     '
COURTENAY
mmmsMmm^wti^
Local Agent for
Tbe London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Get rates before ins uring else
where
Office: Cumberland
re- i:uve
NOTICE is hereby given thst sll v*
csnt Cmwii hurls not nlnsdy anal
er reaer»e, situated within th- b-iui d»
ries ol the Luml Recording l>i»tiictt •(
Ciaiibiiii mul Lil'onet, slid the K»iulm pa
Diviaii.li of Y»le Una Reai.idiiig District, sre reaerved frt.ui sny slienstli*
undur the -'Lund Act" txcept hy pretm
ption.
RaBBBT  A.   RkSWICK
Deputy MiiaiBlui- nf l.atul-
Department of Lanala.
Victoiin, B. O.i Apul 3rd .  1911
AT   STUD
ST-AJSTD-^KD ate   EEGISTEKBD
KING   ARNOLD
3STO-     4=5712
WILL BE FOR SERVICE DURING THE SEASON
TERMS-.-325 TO INSURE, $10 AT TIME OF SERVICE, BALANCE
WHEN MARE IS KNOWN TO BE IN FO?L.
J^JPFX^Tz JDAJ2X.   KILPATEICK.
1$
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smMzmw
itmtM i
i /   recently received
a ar of'd of
McLATOHMN
CARItlAGKN tV
aud are prepared t<> quote you Lou-tut
Prices nnd /left Terms   :   :   ■'   ■'    •'
C xo       a call,
m
mnmrnm
McPhee &
Morrison
     BNBUTIL    MBReiinKTS   —
Courtenay
mmmmmmmmmmimmm' »'ii»>'
Court of Revision
A Court nf Revisiun wiil be held in
the City Coiiioil Chsiiibaini ou Tliursd
Muy 18, Mil, st 7 30 p m , fur -he Jin
pnse . f hesring oumplsiua, it' miy. again"
the saiessment of property in th. City ul
Cumberland for the ymr Mil.
Any psraon or porsous linvlng   i. m
plaint muat jive notice in «tii 'nu at le» t
ten dsys before the date nf uieeiiiiii.
Ami. McKiNNoN, City Clerk
Cumberlsn, B.C., April 6th. 11111
CANCELLATION OF RESERVK
NOTICE IS HIHIBY niVEN tlmt i III
reaerve inatia g by reaann *»f a
nntioe publiahed in the Uri'tili Onlilln
bis (Sasette of the 27th. ilay of Decern
ber, 1BI'7, over Imiala »i uatad am l.hi
East side nf TiihiH Inland, lying tu the
aquth of Lot Nn. 26, formerly ouverwl
by limber License Nn. 13450, ajliloh
expired on the 7th dsy of May, 1908,
il cancelled, snd that the suid Ian is will
be open fur locution under tha previa
inns nf th. "Land Act," after midnight
on June 18th. 1911-
Roust A. IUnwick,
Deputy Minister of Lands-
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C.
Oth. March, 1911
Dont.Marpyfeffi, S
do, be sure to order your wedding invi-
istions at Thi Islanhkh Office. Samples
st this office.
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
MAXWELL & HOUNAL
! Proprietors
( ..  aanaa,
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
LWery and team work promptly
attended to
NOTICE
PI BLIO NOTICE is hereby given,
that, under the authority contain
d in teuton 131 of th. "Land Act," a
regulation has been approved by the
Lieutenant Governor in Cimueil in Hi-
ing 'he miiiiiiiim sale prices of 8rat and
aeciuid-rl.aa lands at $10 and 96 per sere
r.nipi'Ctiv.ly.
Tlii> i«gul«tioii further prnvides thst
thi price, nxaol ilie.reiti shall apply tu
ail alula with raapeat ta. which the sp-
.lictii.n to purchase Is given favuurah.
eoiimderaliun after this date, nutwith-
a indiug the date of auch applieatiou or
any delay thst may have cured lu th*
consideration of the same.
Further notice is hereby given that
all persona who have pending application! to purchase lsnda under the prari
aiuns of sections 84 or 36 nf th. ' L nd
Act" and who are not willing to complete such purchases umir tbe priest fixed by the aforesaid regulation shall be
at liberty to withdraw tuch spplicst-
iun and ncei>e and refund of moiiey.
ilepoaied on account of tuch a) plicel-
iona.
WILLIAM R. ROS8,
Minist.r of Lends.
Denarlmpnt nf L-anda,
Victoria, B. 0, April 3rd, Mil.
COAL-MINES REGULATION
ACT
Notre of Examination
NOTICE it heieby given, that Examination, alii be held fur First
Second-, and Third class CertinosUs ol
Competency under the provisions of the
"Coal Mines Regulation Aot," st Na.
naimn, Fernie, Cumberland, and Mer
nt, un the 9th., 10., aud 11th., daya
•f May, lgll, con.uiamcing at go'clock
in the foreiuai.il.
The subjects will be as fullows:—
First Class Candidates
Mining Act and Special Rules.
Mine dates
Ventilati n
General Work
Mine Machinery
Surveying
Second Class Candidates—
Mi.'ifg Act and Special Rue-
Mina- Gate
Ventilation
Ueneral   Wnrk
Third Class Candidates—
Mining Act and Special Rule,
Mme Gaaetaud Giirsl W..ik
Applicariiins mutt be nitoe tn the un
nragiia-d, nnr.   la er  than Wednetdi.).
May 3rd.,   1911.   acaaimpani d  by   tha
.ainaiy fee aa tulluwa:—
B;.- mi applicant for First-o'ass
Examination |10 00
By an applicant for Si conn-.lstt
Ksainiuatinii        ■   110 Ot
By an applicant for Third-data
Examination — •   $& 00
The application* mutt be aocaaiiipanied
y nriginal   teatitinniiali  and   avid., c
aialiug thai:
(a) —If a candidal, fur a Firtt Claai,
hat lie is a Britah Sudjeo and kss  haa
least five yean1 experience in ur -.b-
iii the   practical  w. Tilings  uf * coal-
nine, aud it at least   weuty- five yean
of age.
(»)—If a candidate fur Second Cleat,
iii he haa had at least fire years ex
ri<nee in or annul thu practical work
logs of a coal-mine:
(c)—If a - oididate (ur Third   Clata,
iat he has had at least three yarn ex
p.rieaoe in or about the practical work
nigt of a coal mine:
(d)-A candidal* fur a Certificate ol
. inpetiency as   Manager,  Overman.
-i if thott, or Shot.lighter, shall  furwaid
certificate from a medical prectitiuiier
. ly qialfliul to practioe aa auch in the
I'loiiucu of  Britith Columbia, showing
tlmt he haa taken a course in arabulen
ee work fitting hnu, th   said candidate,
tn give tint aid to pertoiit in coal mine
n g operations.
By order of the Board.
FRANCIS H. 8HEPPARD,
Secretary
Nanaimo, B. 0.,
January 21tt, lgll.
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