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The Islander May 25, 1912

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We are showing a range of Indies
cloth, ill all the leading shades, —
myrtle, green, gray, tan, brown,
navy blue aud black, -il inches widu
at $1.25 a yard.
No. 105
.Subscription price $1,50 per year
Sanitary Inspector Instructed to See that
Persons Having Flush  Closets  Must
Have their Own Septic Tank.
Hornal's and R. Coe's Seals to be Declared Vacant,
at  the next Regular Meeting.-Council wants
to Have Full Board Lo do Business.
The city council held its regular
session last Monday night in'the
Council Chambers at which were
present Mayor McLeod,   Alder-
report as early as possible and
then would call a special meeting.
He pointed out that the sidewalks
was urgent business and must be
Maxwell,   Cessford,    and | attended to at once.
Campbell. The city clerk read
the minutes of the previous meet
ing which were read and adopted
without any remarks.
A communication addressed to
His Worship Mayor McLeod and
city council from Victoria, B.C.,
was received and reads as follows:
Dear Sirs:—Having become
aware that it is your intention to
undertake considerable work in'
street improvements in the near
future and having had a wide experience in railway and municipal
work in England, South Africa,
and Canada, I am willing to offer
my services. I have carried out
work during the last four years
in the province for the provincial
government, asd in the following
cities and municipalities: Victoria, Vernon, Armstrong and Co-
quitlam. I am, gentlemen,
Yourn respectfully,
H. A. Icke,
A.M. Can. Soc. C.E.
Another communication was
received from Brandon, Man.:
Dear Sir:—I should esteem it a
great favor if you will let me
know if your council is considering the initiation of a publicity
commissioner or an expert advertiser for the town, in common
with other progressive western
towns and cities; or if your board
of trade is in need of a secretary
to help boom the town. I am
open to an engagement in some
■uch capacity in some real live
community. Can furnish the
highest references and would be
pleased to give all particulars regarding my past record, if desired. Have had many years'
experience, and for the past 12
months have been with the Brandon Commercial Bureau as their
commissioner. Am sending you
under separate cover copy of a
booklet on this city, compiled by
me with maps, etc. Thanking
you for the favor of a reply, I beg
to remain, Sir,
Yours truly,
W. G. Langdon.
These letters were received,
filed and'ordered acknowledged.
The following accounts were
received and referred to the finance committee: Telephone, 60c.
Electric Light Co,, $42.25; Canadian Collieries Co., $4.00; C. H.
Tarbell, $3.85; Islander Printing
& Publishing Co., $22.50; Cumberland Departmental Store,
$15.55; total, $88.75.
|»The chairman of the board of
works reported progress on the
cement sidewalks. He pointed
out that the surveyor had promised to hand in his report so that
it could be placed before the coun
cil for their consideration, but for
some reason he had failed to do
to. The mayor instructed the
chairman to get the surveyor's
Aid. Campbell reported that
the finance committee had given
the city solicitor's account for
costs in the recent gambling case
every consideration, and thought
they were excessive and should
be reduced. The city clerk then
turned up the agreement between
the city and Mr. Harrison, dated
March 31st, 1911. The document
stated that he was to receive costs
only when they were allowed by
the magistrate. In the gambling
case it was a straight fine and no
costs. Some of the aldermen
thought that $60 for a few minutes' work was altogether too
much, and it was finally decided
to ask Mr. Harrison to live up to
his agreement.
The next question taken up was
the complaint of Hugh Mitchell
against the building of sheds in
the rear end of the lot adjoining
and obstructing his view. The
committe appointed to investigate
reported that they saw an automobile shed built close to the line
of Mitchell's property, but saw
no nuisance. Mr. Thomson,
whose shed is the bone of conten
tion, had a right to build anywhere on his own property. On
motion, the council decided that
tbey could do nothing with the
complaint, and Mitchell be notified of the fact.
Tenders were received from A.
E. McQuarrie, for repairing the
damage done to the City Hall by
the recent fire, for the sum of
$260. This included woodwork
only. From Pete Anderson, for
the sum of $360. This included
considerable more work than the
previous tender, in the shape of
operating room and ticket office.
The contract was finally awarded
to McQuarrie and the city clerk
instructed to ask him to commence work at once.
Albert Pickard's tender to build
a concrete waoer trough for the
sum of $85 was accepted.
The city clerk had received only
one tender for the printing of the
Trades License By-law, and that
was from, the Islander. He ex
plained that the News had prom-
ished to put one in, but had failed
to do so. The mayor thought the
News should be given another
chance. It was then decided to
extend the time for receiving
tenders until June 3rd.
Chief of Police Gray was in
structed to look out for all those
having flush closets with no septic
tank in connection therewith, and
to notify them that such must be
stopped at once.
Aid. Maxwell suggested that
the city should pull up all danger
ous sidewalks and replace them
with ashes. Aid. Cessford fell
in line. Board of works was instructed to carry out the work.
The city scavenger was instructed to clean up all alleyways.
The chief of police made a com
plaint about the water running
under the McPee building, the
owners having been notified time
and again to put in a drain. Up
to the present time they have
failed to comply the sanitary inspector's request. It was decided
that the city put in a tile drain
and charge it up to the property.
The bands; their leaders; their
members, and their instruments,
came up for discussion. It was
proved by the discussion that it
was no pleasant position to be a
trustee for a band. It was suggested that all instruments be
called in; an inventory taken; and
also that all members register
with the city clerk, same as the
fire brigade. It was left over till
next meeting.
It is supposed that Richard
Coe, sr., and Robert Hornal's
seats on the council board will be
declared vacant at the next session of the council. Three or
four aldermen do not feel like
carrying the whole responsibility
of the city on their shoulders.
Meeting then adjourned.
The meeting of the board of
the board of license commissioners, which was to have taken
place last Wednesday, has been
postponed until next Monday
evening, 27th inst., Mr. D. R.
MacDonald, one of the members
of the board, being unavoidably
absent through sickness in the
Many Friends of Andrew McKinnell wish
Him Success.
Angus McQuarrie has commenced the repairs to the City
FORSALE Shoemaker's business, Immediate possession and
a good paying concern. For full
particulars apply Jas. E. Aston,
Cumberland, B.C.
Dr. Kerr, dentist, will be at
Courtenay from Wednesday,
May 22nd to the 31st.
James Kelly was arrested by
Chief of Police Gray last Thursday morning on a charge of vagrancy. The magistrate gave him
two hours in which to get out of
town.    He was shown the road.
Pete Anderson is now the sole
proprietor of the Electric moving
picture show, having bought out
the half interest held by James
Smith. It is expected that the
City Hall will be ready for business sometime next week. Mr.
Anderson has faith in the town
and in the picture business. He
says that the Electric show will
be one of the future attractions
without an equal in that line.
Miss Louisa Bickle, of Pandora
Avenue, Victoria, is spending a
few days with friends in Cumber
land and district.
Several prominent members of
the Conservative Association
from Courtenay and Comox paid
Cumberland a visit last Thursday
Mr. Charles Heraper returned
from an extended visit to Port
Mann, Vancouver and New West
minster, last Saturday. Mr.
Heraper is the representative on
Vancouver Island for the Colonial
Investment Co., "The Port Mann
People,,' of Vancouver, B.C. He
says that Port Mann is the coming city of the West, and all investments made there will be
money makers.
Larger Hall Eequired
to   Accommodate
the People.
Gloom Caused by News of the Untimely Death
of William Logan, Killed by a Pall  of
Bock in No. 5 Mine Thursday.
Special Train Carries Big Crowd out to Lake Comox
for   Day's   Outing.—McDonald's   Motor   Boat
Carries off the Aston Shield.
The Cumberland Hall last Mon
day night was the scene of a fare
well party in the shape of a ban
quet and dance, the occasion being the departure of Mr. Andrew
McKinnell, one of Cumberland's
respected business men. Mr. J
Barrie, his successor in the business, on behalf of the many
friends he has made during his
stay here, presented with an address and a handsome travelling
suit case, as a token of esteem.
Some fifty couple participated in
the dance and the good things
provided for the evening's entertainment. The social gathering
was brought to a close by singing
"For He's a Jolly Good Fellow.,'
Mr. Andrew McKinnell left by
Wednesday's boat for Nanaimo,
where he expects to open up in
the confectionery and cigar busi-
niss, his many friends being present at the departure of the train
to wise him farewell and success
in his future home.
Mrs. Syd. Horwood arrived on
Tuesday from Victoria, after a
week's visit with friends in that
city. j
The concert at No. 7 mine was
a great success. Mr. Sproustan
acted as chairman, and a good
lengthy programme, backed up
with ice cream and cake refreshments, left nothing to be desired.
The following artistes assisted:
Messrs. T. Lewis, Williams, Jas.
Aston, Robt. Head, Douglas,
and Banner; Miss Henderson,
Mrs. White and Mrs. Mcintosh,
comprised the soloists, while Miss
Jaynes and Mr. Adam Jack filled
up the elocutionary department.
Mr. Chas. Parnham acted as
The collection taken was in aid
of securing a piano for school and
church pui'poses. Mr. Sproustan
made a few remarks on the
progress made at No. .7 mine, and
hoped that the addition would be
a hall capable of holding more
people than the present school
The evening's entertainment
was drawn to a close, everybody
appearing to be well satisfied.
The Cumberland Band was also
in attendance and assisted in the
musical department, which was
greatly appreciated by the residents of No. 7 mine.
Empire Day in Cumberland was
considered very quiet. Some
spent the holiday in Nanaimo;
others going to Victoria, while
some few enjoyed themselves by
having a picnic, but the largest
crowd went to Comox Lake by
special train at 9 o'clock to see
the motor boat race.
The following gentlemen owning motor boats entered the handicap:—McDonald, McLean, Bev-
eridge, Home, McNiven, Gillespie, Farmer and Winningham.
The course for the race was about
six miles around one portion of
the lake. The boats kept very
close together. McDonald, owner of the 'Patsy,' won first prize
by covering the distance in 48
minutes, McLean coming in second place.
The Western Engine Company
of Vancouver presented a beautiful silver cup, and C. H. Tarbell
a fancy fishing rod, as first prize.
Bert Aston presented a shield and
the B.C. Garage a fog horn as
second prize.
William Logan, an employee of
the Canadian Collieries Company
Ltd., while working in No. 5
mine last Thursday afternoon
was instantly killed by a fall of
rock and coal which completely
buried him, taking his fellow-
workmen some two hours to get
him out
The deceased was born at Bail
lieston, Glasgow, Scotland, 33
years ago, where he was educated
and worked as a miner until he
was 18 years of age. He then
enlisted in the Argyll and Suther
land Highlanders, and saw active
service in the Boer War, securing
the Queen Victoria medal with
four clasps, for bravery at the
battles of Modder River, Paarde-
berg, Driefontein and Transvaal.
He also won the King Edward
medal with two clasps during his
stay in South Africa. After the
war he retired with a reputation to be envied. Being a man
of massive appearance he then
joined the Hamilton police force
in Scotland, under Inspector
Clark, of that place, and after 4
years, service he resigned with
recommendations and sailed for
The deceased had been a resident of this place for about 12
months when he met his untimely end. He leaves a widow and
two children—a son, aged 8 years;
and a daughter, aged 4 years,—
to mourn his loss, who have the
sympathy of the entire community. He was a member of the
Masonic Order, under whose
jurisdiction he will be buried. He
was also a member of Mount'
Horeb L.O.L., No. 1676, and the
U.M.W. of A. The funeral takes
place at 2 o'clock to-morrow after
noon from the family residence,
West Cumberland, Rev. James
Hood officiating.
L. A. Gurtin, manager of the
Colonial Investment Co., of Vancouver, is visiting the city in the
interests of The Port Mann
A. S. Henderson, teller at the •
Canadian Bank of Commerce in
this city, has been appointed to
the Nanaimo branch. He will
leave by to-morrow's boat. Mr.
Mogg will take the place vacated
at this branch.
Miss Wilbur, pianist, and Miss
Lucille Morris, charming comedienne, are attracting large crowds
to the Cumberland this week.
Don't fail to hear Miss Morris
sing "Everybody's Doing It." In
a very short time everybody will
be singing it.
In the pool game for the championship of Cumberland, W. R.
Thome defeated James Elliott by
winning the first three games out
of five.
John N. McLeod, of Cumberland, has made an assignment for
the benefit of his creditors under
the Creditors' Trust Deed Act.
Charles W. Veysey and Wm. J.
Taafe, of Vancouver, are mentioned as the assignees.
The city council will hold a
special session next Tuesday
night to consider the surveyor's
report on cement sidewalks for
Dunsmuir Ave.
Thomas Wilson and J. H. Allan
were arrested by Chief of Police
Gray yesterday for vagrancy.
They came up before Judge
Abrams for hearing this morning
and were let off on suspended
sentence, with the understanding
that they left town at once. Jas.
Kelly, failing to do as he was requested by the magistrate, was
rearrested for vagrancy yesterday and to-day sentenced to three
months' hard labor. When a vag
is.told to leave Cumberland lu-
had better do it.
Constable Stephenson received
a telegram from the chief of police at Vancouver that they had
arrested Fred Martin requesting
our local constable to proceed to
Vancouver to bring the prisoner
to Cumberland for trial. Bert is
off by auto to-day. Thc accused
is charged with stealing $120
from James Smith's room at the
Elk hotel at Comox last Tuesday.
We understand that the plans
and specifications will arrive during this coming week for a large
and commodious place of amusement in the shape of an Op a
House for Cumberland, which we
made mention of some time ago. THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. B.C.
Zam-Buk Once Again thc Only Cure!
Mr. 11. .Jliuson, ,.!' 457 King Stnvt,
London. Out., snys: "Whtle a mombor
of thu East Kent Division Footbull
Teum, and ditriug ;i rough aad exciting game of football, 1 (oil on thc
hunl gravel, sustniuiug a badly lacor*
atml knoc. This roqulrod prompt
medical attendance, aa tiaud aad gravel
filled 11 non wound, wnleu wns very
painful and Here.
"For severnl weoks Iho dootor limited my injury, and it wan thought to be
well 'l led overj  but  no Boonor  had
I beguu to move about thnn tho sliin
broku, nml I Butlored moro than nt
lirsi. Por sovon long wooks I was actually |ald up, li ih.'" dovelopod Into
a running sun', and I was alarmed for
four tho result might bo a pormanontlv
stilf kins.. Tho doctor's tn.atiiu.iit failed to heal the wound, bo I procured n
supply of Xiimlluk.
"It waa almost magical In it* offoct
on the sore. The discharging soon
00880(1, The soreness and pains were
banished nnd  persovorunco  with  /.am
Hull   made the badly lai-erated   kill B
good and firm na ever. Zam-Buk has
no equal in clearing and healing open
wounds, and 1 rei-onimead it to all
athletes and Bportamon."
/.am Huk will nlso be found a sure
cure for cold sores, chappod hands
frost bite, ulcers, eezenia, blood poi
son. varicose sores, piles, sealp sores,
ringworm, inflamed patches, babies'
eruptions mul chapped places, cuts,
burns,   bruises   and   skin   injuries   (.'on
crallv.    AH druggists  1 stores sell it
at 60c. box, or post free from Zam link
Co., Toronto, upon receipt of price.
You are warned against harmful Imitations aad substitutes. Hoe tho regis
tered name "Zam-Buk" ou every package boforo buying.
SOME interesting fncts concerning
tho comparative number of particles of dust and liacleria ill the
air have been gathered in Kngland.
Using Aitkon's dust counter, one Investigator found In an open suburb of
London 20.000 dust particles iu every
cubic centimetre of nir, while In the
heart of the great town the number of
particles in tue same volume of air was
In the open nir of London there was
on the average only one micro-organism
to every 38,300,000 particles of dost,
and iu the nir of u room, among 184,-
000,000 dust particles, only one organism could be detected.
These facts, it is contended, illustrate the poverty of the nir in micro-organisms even when it is very dusty.
Their continued existence is rendered
ditlicnlt through the influence of dessi-
cation aad sunlight. Drying up is one
of nature's favorite methods of gttting
rid of bacteria.
The change of dietary that comes
with spliug and summer has tho offect
in weak stomachs of setting up inflammation, resulting in dysentery nml
cholera morbus. The abnormal cond'
tion will continue if not attended to and
will cans,' an exhaustive drain ou the
system. The best available medicine
is Ur. .1. 1>. Kollogg's Dysentery Cordial.
It clears the stomach and bowels of
irritants, counteracts the inflammation
and restores the organs to healthy
SMkhh Gute
■ UUi'iy    lions   COUflhl.    CUrO*    Colri*,    .-..till
Ut* IbrotU ••dluoj-t.      •   •   -      23 caaU.
Dr. McTnggarl, of 75 Yonge Streot,
Toronto, Specialist in Curing the Liquor
aud Tobacco Habits, pan be consulted
free of tiliargo from 5 p.m. to S- p.m.,
evory day tlii^ week al the Impariti.
Hotel, Winnipeg, He will guarantee to
cure yuu of the craving if you will use
his remedies aa dlrcctod.
Or.Mattel's Female Pilh
CtManlwd *m.1 rei-aniiiieritlffl (or wcmieD'l s
•uut. • loi«ntlflc»IIy pi-epar-nl mut-fii of pravei
•rtfth.   The  iMUlt* .loin   their mn" In Httlok mm
••mnai-nl.    For wit v »!. itni. •utc-i.
VARICOSE VEINS, Varicosities,etc
promptly tgUgrgd and eventually coxed by.
A mtlrt. Wf>, IDtlNpUa ituiiiii'iit. lakes ont dOtttiPtt,
•UftVK jiHin. Moi* Irmien.—k. Mr. Jjiko Kiivniii.tik.-ti.
m Rrlffuf .st., VV, Simti.-r.--i.il. Mat**,, luilcml 20 yi*ari
wilh i-nlaitfHl, 1-iKiltHl Vfliutj Mb iloL'lur ihIvlm-iI nUn*.
pmjtworri and awn: tn u-i. IimtfiidofdolliglohflUMri
AiistiKitiNi., .nt iimMiK.ntlii'umetliewrd*
(wtM Mel iwelllnK litiH nil iii-i.|ij>.*itr**it uii<1 li" wan fii.
iitisij ennd,  Itamoru Ooitre. went, Tumor*. Cyui
ami full y ti'i.i.'lifii. i tinii-titiin.*.»r..l-*|inliii. Sl.oMub,
iaj»ii'. ../.i.'ii. )*• ;tMnixt:iw*(*i.iHi vi r.-ti. n.».kul' l tve.
*. f. VOUNfi. P. 0 F., 21ilTemple St., Springfield, Mau
M II l \S, Mit., Mi.nl,. it. (rinn.tlna Att-tit*.
e\\M. t„. ,.-li,-.|  I..   Hill,IN   Wtl.K A  ttlVM   HI.  Htiii.i,..!! :
Till   \H-IK\U.   IlltHl   k   I II 111 It.11, lit.. Wli.ttll-.il JL t„|.
■nrt I >»-t ill Mil n-iiv nt.i.s. nt.. li.).. »,,*,,,„,.,-.
rp\VO chorus ladies woro at ouo of
JL Victor ETorbert's concerts on complimentary tickets,
"My!" exolalnieii ouo of thorn, witli
u glance tit bor progranimo, ''hasn't
Mr. Herbert u tromoudous repertoryl"
"Well, I wouldn't exactly any tlmt,"
ri>|>lit>d ber i'rieu.l, "but be in getting
protty fat."
A NEWLY elected Western senator
wus pounding bis desk and wav*
ing Ills arms iu uu Impassioned
appeal to'tbo Senate, "Wbut .lo you
think of him.'" wblsporod Sonator Keau
ui Now Jorsoy tu the Impassive Senator
Knox nt Pennsylvania. "Oh, bo can't
liiilp it." answered Knox, " It's n birth-
iiiurli." "A wbatt" "A birthmark,"
ropeatod Knox. "Ills mother wim war-
oil by :i windmill."
R)lii:i.'T SMITH, a brothor of Sydney
Smith, uml un ox*advoento*general)
mi ouo occasion ongugod In an ur-
gumoni .with u nhyslolau ovor tho relative merits of thoir respective profos.
-inns. "1 don't suv that ull lawyers
nro .-rooks," suid the doctor, "but
you'll hnvo to admit that your profession doosn't make angolB of mon."
"No," retorted Smith; "yuu doctors
certainly huve the bost of us thore."
AM. DOWNT3S, Into Becrotary of
Now York's lire dodnrtmont, relut-
od nt u dlnrior u lire story. "At
the enil of the firut act of n drama," be
snid, "u mun leaped hurriedly to his
foot. 'I bourd an alarm of lire,' lie
snid. ' I must no nnd see where it is.' His
wifo, whoso honriuK wus less ncutc,
made way for him in silence, und be
disnppenr'od, 'It wusn't lire,' he said,
on his return. 'Nor wuter, either, said
uis wife, coldly."
FROM n crowd of rah-rah college boys
celebrating n crow victory u polico-
mun lmd mnnagod to extract two
p'rlsouers. "Wbut is the charge against
these young men." uslted the mngls-
trlito before whom tbey were nrralgnod,
"Dlsturbln' the pence, yer honor," suid
the policeman. "Thoy wore givln' their
college veils in the street un' niukiu
trouble'generally." " WluU is your
name.'" the juilgo asked one of tho
prisoners. " Ko-ro-robert Ho-ro-rolliui,
rtuttcrcd tbe youth. "I naked for your
mime, sir—not tho evidonce."
COCK, ou his return from Kuropo.
slid be would at onee resume the
organization of the postolliee savings
bunks. "This work." he added, "must
be condnctod eurefullv und sciontifkullv.
Vou can't establish postal savings bunks
•is tho cobblor of my nutive Amherst ro-
imired clocks. A visitor to tbe collider s
shop noticed one dny a barrel bull toll
of tiny brass eng wheels. 'Why, be
said, 'what nre nil those forf 'Goodness knows,' answered tho cobbler, with
n cureless laugh, 'I got about a cupful
mt of every clock I mend.' "
TIP i><it11 ■ wis going iigniust him.
Tl i„i|..i!in.!er in chief,   himself
ruler of the South Americun republic, sent un ni'le to the reur, ordering   Ocnernl   Blnnco  to  bring   up   bis
regiment :it 01    Ton minutes passed!
but it didn't come. Twenty, thirty, nn
hour— still nn regiment. The nldo cumc
tenrlng buck hntless, breuthless. "My
roglmcntl Mv reglmentl whore is it?
where is it.'''' shrieked the commander.
"Gonornl," nnsworod the excited aide,
"Blnnco stinted it all right, but there
uro ii couple of drunken Uunncks down
the rond nnd Ihoy won't let it go by."
NAT GOODWIN wiis describing n
Turkish biltb ho mice bud in
My rubber wus n very strung man
(he 'siivs). lie lllld Ilio on u slub nud
ll nen.led and punched mo uud bunged
me in :i must emphatic way. When it
wus .iver und 1 hnd gotten up, ho camo
up behind mo before my sheet was adjusted and gave tne three resounding
slaps on tho bare buck with the palm
nf his enormous hand.
"What in blazes ure you doing?" I
gnsped, staggering.
"No iilVeiice, sir," suid the mun. "It
wus onlv to let the ollice know thut
I wus reudv for the next bather. You
see. sir. the bell's out of order In this
IF you simply cannot help criticising,
i,t   least  'bo   careful   in   selecting
your \ ictim.
A magazine editor tn whom O. Henry
had promised n story ninny times without   delivering  it.  -ut   down  nne  day
an.I wrote hint thus:
••Mv Hear O. Henry,—If 1 do not
receive Hint story from you by noon
to-day, 1 nm going to put on my number
Kills Bone Spavin
Kick Valkr, Alia, ttoj met. M»
"1 have oat*) y««rBpavla Cure for a
Uog lime aad waaid ■•! be without IL
■aee killed • Iwt 8*.<» by lu aee."
Tkat letu Ike wkele Herr.   Aad
kndreda ot Ikwuaadi kare had tke
tawe eiaerteace ta Ihe past 10 rears.
For Spavin, Mighoit, Corb,
SfUil. SweUigs ui
ill Lancicss,
Keadall-e Bpavla Care cares tke
Iraakta—atakca the hone aeuad aad
W.U—and Meet metmej tot the owner
becaoae It tetaaeea Ihe can. ef tke
Keep a batUe alwarf at hand- $1 er •
far |S. Good far maa aad beeet. Ask
year dealer far free copy ef_e.Br t*e*ek
"A Treatise Oa TTat Horae" ar write ua.
Sundridgc Man Suffering From Oravol,
Diabetes and Dropsy Finds an
Easy nud Complete Cure
Sundridge, Ont, (Special).—Gravel,
Diabetes and Dropsy ire u terrible
i-ointiinutiiin fur one niiiu tu huve. It
menus that his life is In the gravest
ilnnger, unless, like George Vnnhuoser,
:i well known resident of this place, he
finds tin: simple uiul natural cure. Here
is the story Mr. Viinhooser tells, nnd till
liis neighbors know every word of it Is
"1 hud pains iu my buck uud across
the loins. My stomach would swell, 1
was eonstiputed and I bud sharp cutting
pains in my bladder, which made me
sure thnt l'wiis sniveling I'rum the ter
lible tlrnvel. The doctor attended me,
but I kept getting worse every day.
"Others   liu.l   told   tne   of   the   grenl
good Dodd's Kidney I'ills hud done
them and 1 determined to trv them.
Six boxes iiiiide u new mun cf me."
Gravel. Dropsy nud Dinbotoa nro nlh
either Kidney Discuses or nre caused
by ili-eused Kidneys. The easy and
natural wnv to cure them is to use
Dodd's Kidney I'ills. They never fail
to cure any form of Kidnoy Disease.
eleven shoos and conic down and kick
you   down  your own  stairs.     I   nevei
fall to keep my promises."
Whereupon O. Ili.'ury replied:
"1, too, would keep my promises if 1
could do ull my work with my foot."
Till-: niiin came in a bit late. He
wautod to make conversation so
ho sni.l: "Ula' sho y* m' dear!
'Wake yet."
"Good evening!" snid sho.
"Tell y' why'in :l bit ull'er hours. We
gottr gather nu' organized a Do-lt
Now 8o-Bo-si'ty."
" Indeed."
" Ve}). An' th' first thing was to do it
then.   So, coursh we did."
"Evidently. Hut nm't you ashamed
to conic homo iu the condition you now
appear "
"Sh! sli! Listen, preshus. I unit.
Wo hud a rump conveiishun, uu' form
ed a 'Don't Worry Club!' "
IT was her first voyage, and the old
lady took u keen interest iu the
working of tho big liner.   The ves
sel   bud   not   lung   lett port when she
slowed down.
"Tho  ship  appoars to bo  stopping
cnptiiin.    Way should wo stop here?'
asked the old' lady, in some anxiety.
"To let the pilot off. ma'am."
"Do you menu to suy llpit the pilot
does not go with us ull  the wny und
direct tho courso, captain 1"
"That's  what   I   mean,  ma'am."
This   gavo   the   questioner   food   for
thought,     Presently  she  smiled,  lis  if
struck by ;i bright idea, and she added
"How" silly of me! Of course nftei
the pilot bus'set the rodder pointing in
the right direction there's nothing more
for him to do, so he goes."
AN Irishmun nud u German were sitting on u pier fishing. Neither
gave the other any concern. Tin
irishman smoked away philosophically
nt bis clay, while the German seemed
absorbed in thought, or wns silently
expecting n liite.
Suddenly tbe German fell into the
water. Tlio splash recalled tbo Irishman
frum bis preoccupation. Thut was nil
it did, however, lie never made :i move
to offer uid to the man struggling iu the
"1 can't swim!" suid the German as
he came up.
"I can't swim!" he shouted louder
ns he camo to the surface for the second time. •
"As he was about to disappear tor
the third time tbe German cried heart-
"1 eun't swim!"
..**•„ ,i . . funny time   to   boast
ubout it," replied tlie smoker of the
ONE of tbo methods of testing the
existence of a perceptible atmosphere ou the moon is tho observation of u star ut the Instant when it
disappears or emerges from behind the
moon, if there were u lunar ntmo
sphere it should produce some effect on
the appearance of the star. No such
effect bus ever certainly b,*en observed.
Of lute years this, method has been rendered more delicate, perhnps, by the
implication of photography. Photographs of stars, made as they ure about
to ilisuppeiir behind the luunr disc, show-
no indications of change iu the Intensity of tbe imago, such us would be expected to occur if the moon had a perceptible atmosphere.
colored diamonds
rnXPEETS generally aver thnt tbe
lid must beautiful 'of nil precious
stones is the red diamond. It is
held to surpass oven the ruby in beauty,
and is extremely rare. One of the very
few specimens of record is thut which
was purchnsod by the Emperor Paul "I
Uussiii for $100,000. This atone weighs
ten carats.
Of blue diamonds the most consptctt;
ous examples nre the Hops aad Bis.
murck gems, indeed, it has been suid
that they aro the only known sped
mens of 'the diamond thnt can properly
be called blue. Dark bine diamonds,
differing onlv from sapphires in qunlity
and displaying the beautiful play oi
colors peculiar to Ibe diamond, are
handsome gems.
Other rare diamonds ure thoso ot tne
blnck nud rose-colored varieties; but
the green diamond is nol so rare. Ihe
grnssgrcen kind, however, is source, and
when" it dues occur is generally of n
brilliancy exceeding that of the lines!
emerald." The Museum of Natural His
tiuv ut Paris tlilH ll collection of green-
tinted diamonds thnt is suid to be ol
Ihe finest, but ut the museum In Dresden
is to be s i the most perfect specimen
of this color.
In the museum nt Vienna the collector's eves are made to bnlgo nl tho sight
of n most wonderful collection ol col
ored diamonds. It is shown in the form
of u bouquet, the Dowors whoioof are
composed of dlnmonds nf the same
colore ;„ the hlontii represented. FJiobo
stones wero collected by one \ Irgi
vnn llelmrolchor, a Tyrolose, who hud
passed ninny yeurs in Brnzll und South
Africa nmong the diamond mines.
SCIENTISTS cull  the "wishbone"
the fUrsula, uml it is the union of
what are, iu mini, two cullur bones.
Those receive the brunt of the strokes
uf Ihe wing tliul turn the crontiiro ill its
l'ew of us appreciate the strength of
stroke of the bird's wing. A swun has
been known to break a mno'a leg by a
blow of its wing, and, in like manner,
the wing beatings of the. larger birds
nre dangerous if they strike the human
hend or face. If, therefore, a laruo bird
is in the habit of making sudden turns
to right or left in its (light, it must be
fitted with n "wish-bone" capable of
If you want to see u hnppy woman,
just cull on Mrs. Mollio Dixon. 59 Hns-
kin Ave,. West Toronto.
"After ten years of siill'ering from
Kidney Disease, I believe I owe my life
tn Gin Pills, liefore 1 began using Gin
I'ills my back nehod so much thnt I
could not put on my shoes, but after
taking three boxes of Gin I'ills these
for me to add one more testimonial to
graud reputation of Oln Pills.
"Mrs. M.  Dixon."
rule a box, (I for $2..ri0, lit all dealers.
Sample free if you write National Drug
\ Chemical Lo' (Dept. It.P.), Toronto,
withstanding the great strata of thc
wing stroke ou the ouo side, wheu uu-
accompanied by action on the othor.
Fm- this reason we fiud iu the eagle
and birds of ils class that turn quickly
i furoulu that is a perfect Roman arch,
.viilely at variance with the Gothic arch,
which' is the shape of the "wish-bone"
uf our common fowls. Tho engle 'b fur-
!Ula is everywhere equally strong, and
lacks those points of weakness that
-nuke our sport of breaking tho "wish-
uono" possible.
With the Horses
'pUK racing seawun of HMO in this
L country came to an ond wbm. the
lust of tin* two half-mile t.nu-k
inootiugs tlmt wero bold *ut Dufferin
I'url; wua (bUlied. Tim Miller Bill tods-
llltion lias boon glvoil a trial and tiie
roau.lt cannot bo Formed satisfactory by
my means, Inasmuch that wo have had
oo much racing nlthough the object of
.he promoters of tbo new measure wan
to limit tlie racing iu Canada.
It is true that the established meetings were curtailed, but new tracks
tpruug Into existence and while the
uootinga ou theso tracks were prob-
ibly just ns "legitimate" an those on
iIn* older and bigger tracks, it ih doubtful if their advent wilt do tho sport
of racing any good in the end.
Decided opposition has beeu mauifost
ed against the racing of thoroughbreds
in tlie half mile tracks, hut it scorns to
no that ridiculous reasons have been
,riven why such racing should not exist,
it has been said that the sharp turns Injure the horses to mieh an extent that
it is unsafe for them t,u run on a half-
title track. There is nothing to this.
flie same might, be said of trotters and
iacers. but wlint do we find—more than
ten times the number of such horses race
in half-mile tracks to those that are
seen on mile tracks, aud it is no more
injurious to running horj-.es than to
harness horses.
The only valid objection to half mile
track racing of thoroughbreds is that
such meetings are not conducted in the
interests of sport entirely, antl therein
comes the nil). The Woodbine and Blue
Bonnets meetings are abovo reproach,
but as much cannot be suid for all of
cue,other mile tracks, although at that
shore is good reason for their existence.
A racing commission appointed by the
Qovcrniheut is what is needed now in
'his country, and the sooner such u
iioinmisfllou is appointed the better it
•vill be for the sport. And in addi*
ion lo the appointment of it voinmis-
-ion it might be wist? to do away with
the bookmaker entirely, antl contine the
.vagering on race courses entirely to
the in utile) system. It in understood
hat the big jockey clubs will all adopt
the pari-mutuel machines next year, but
if the smaller tracks are not compelled
to do the same by liiw it is a sure
thing that no change wilt tie made by
them from the present plan of book-
mule ing which, iu the main, is decidedly
Oh account of the unsettled conditions
in the United States, which limit the
Held of operations for t,he chalk artists,
there was a great rush of the "fraternity" into Canada during the season
just closed, and while many of them
were all right in their way, the majority
should never have been allowed to cross
the border line.   The bookmaker has de
The Foe of Indigestion.—Indigestion
is u common ailmeut and few are free
'rom it. It is a most distressing complaint and often the suffering attending
it is most severe. The very best remedy
is Parmelee's Vegetable' Tills taken
according to directions. They rectify
ihe irregular action of tiie stomach and
.-estore healthy action, l'\>r many years
,hey have been a standard remedy for
lyspcpsia and indigestion and are high
ly esteemed for their qualities.
Shilohh Cure
quickly »top» cou-lba.   car** colds,  brats
laa Ibroat and luuda,      •   •   •      S3 cmU.
generated until he is now looked upon as
tho worst enemy of racing, aud this fact
in no doubt apparent to the big jockey
Probably tho best horses thut ever
took part "in races iu Canada wore seen
during the past season. The stables of
Harney Sehrieber, R, O, Carman, August
Belmont, etc., being quite prominent
among those that came from across tbe
border, and it is singular that two
horses from tho Scarleber stable should
capture tlie richest events of the season
on this side. It was tbe lirst time that
Mr. Belmont sent nny of his horses ovor,
ami it is said that he is more than pleased with the conditions that govern raping at Blue Bonnets and Woodbine, and
so welt satisfied is he with his first venture thnt he will be represented by a
formidable stable in lull.
More so than in former venrs wore
the Canadian owners im able to hold
their own with their American cousins,
accounted for by the fact that there was
a shortage in tlie aged division of each
of the leading stable*. The Waterloo
stable, owned by the O. J, C. president,
Josopl) E, Seagram, was lamentably
weak, and the same may be said of the
Valley Parm stable, which wus able to
accomplish little outside the races for
homebreds. Early iu the season it was
expected that the Hrookdabi stable's
colt Chief Roe would develops into a
champion three year old, bat like
many other good ones liefore him, he
went amiss, and did not prove up to
sample shown in the spring. William
(Red) Walker, the blonde Easterner,
was the only Canadian owner to go after
big game on the tracks across the border, aud he was more thau ordinarily
BttoeeSBful, although his good horse Stan
ley Kay earned brackets only onco iu
competition with the crackH.
If the Government nt Ottawa is
desirous of fostering the horse breeding industry they must act during the
coming session, and institute legislation
that will regulate racing and not allow
race courses to be usod solely for tho
propose nf separating the public from
their money.
Racing is a grand pastime, worthy
the support of the best people in the
land, and a great pity It will bu if the
the grafting gamblers are allowed to
ruin it in this country, as has been
the CO Bo in  many states of the  Union.
One big man is all that is necessary
to steer the ship aright, and surely
that one man can be found in Canada.
The limiting of tlie number of racing days to three in each week for
the trotters and pacers has beeu more
or less a joke. In fact, it is doubtful if the promoters of the new racing measure knew really what they
wanted whon the bill was framed and
passed last winter. One sure thing,
they didn't know what they would get,
for. resulting from tue diil'erent opinions as tn the exact meaning of thc
bill, some associations limited their
meetings to three days iu one week,
while others raced all week. This,
however, cuts but little figure, but
only shows that those who wore ro^.ou-
silile for the much discussed measure
knew very little about the conditions
that surrounded harness horse racing
iu this country.
It is a" well-known fact that there
never has been any complaint from
even tlu« ultra moralists   about the bar*
Whether Sick or Well, in Oood Weatbes
or in Stormy, He is Obliged
to Work Always
Market people complain about price*
they have to pay for farm produce. They
forget that rain or shine, warm or cola,
the farmer must keep at it or else tie
narrow profit, his bare living, will be
lost to him,
A well-known Haldimand farmer, Mr.
.1. I*. Pelletier, writes: "Kor nearly
three years 1 was in poor health. A
drenching storm caught me iu tho fields
and wet me to tho skin. 1 got home
only to find 1 was threatened with in-
flummntion of the bowels. 1 never got
over it and felt weak and heavy aud my
system never worked quite right. But a
farmer has to work—aud 1 found my
self going down hill with stomach, liver
and kidney troubles. .Failure seemed to
follow everything. I remained wretched
and sick until advised to use Dr. Hamilton's Bills. It is not easy to describe
the sort of feeling » sick man gets when
he strikes a medicbie that he can see u
doing him :i lot of good. I was over-
joyed—Hamilton's Bills put new life
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Since cured with Br. Hamilton's Pills I
haven't had a single symptom of stomach, liver or kidney trouble. I am free
frnm headaches, languor and weakness,
as strong, robust as a man could be."
No bettor mod let tie for general family
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mild, healthful and certain to cure. Sold
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Cntarrhosouo  Co.,  Kingston, Ont
Wise mothers who know thv- virtues
of Mother (.raves' Worm Hxterminator
always have it at baud, because it
[■roVt-is its value.
ness horsemen on their methods of
racing. There are several rcasoow
for this, but thc principal one in that
the game has been comparatively
free from the evil influences of thfr
bookmaker. Wagering has nearly all
been done by the auction-pool system, which corresponds to a lurge extent with tbo mutuels. What book-
making there has been nt the harness
horse meetings has been on the beats
and lieat betting is the one evil cob
uected with the sport.
Ah the mutuol system of betting
would purify tho running meetings, w
tne same system wouhl benefit tho trotting aud pacing races. All wagering
in connection with the latter should be
tin the result of the races, and uot tho
individual beats. On the only barne&t*
horse track where bookmaking haa been
the exclusive form of betting, racing deteriorated to such an extent that tbe
spectators were conspicuous by their absence, and latterly it has boon difficult
to get out even the time Imnored "corporal's guard," while at other places,
where the "book" is of minor import
nnee, the sport has flourished and ia-
creased in popularity.
To anyone at all familiar with bar
ness horse racing, tin- evil nf heat betting has been most noticeable but it
has been difficult to get away from, especially wheu the booamaker controls*
the track. All this could bo remedied
by proper legislation, which would legalise only tlm mutual or auction systems of betting, doing away entirely
with the bookmaker.
the Famous
The Kayo Lamp Is a high grade lamp, sold at a low price*
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The next time you don't feel just right, let us buy a 50-
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This being 111 ll curloui builnesa.
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Yet If you do not check your Illness,
It grows and grows.
And one lint day you And you're
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The greatest scavengers of the hody
are the white corpuscles, or phagocytes
in the blood.
These white corpuscles attack and
eat up every germ of disease that Invades the body.
That Is when they are Blrong enough
and In sunVlent numbers.
If Ihey're not strong enough, then
Ihey wage an unequal warfare until
they are finally overcome by their
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The body becomes steadily sicker
and sicker until actual disease sets In.
Now, wa have had al) sorts of so-
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And a great many people have seriously endangered their health experimenting with them.
But years ago—before even science
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MOKE ami more eccentric uro the fashions exhibited ns
tlie summer season advances, and the womnu who faces
the problem Of a becoming, smart and up-to-date summer wardrobe Ims a harder task as regards clothes thau she
lias over yot been given. Every woman wants to be fashion-
ably gowned; she also wants to bo attractive, and how can
two BUdi absolutely diverse feats bo accomplished today?
The very latest news from Paris is that tlie skirts shall not
be more than two yards wide around the ankles, and that any
fulness of the skirt shall be kept in place by n broad strap
or band, so that the rule two yards, and only two yards, iu
Width shall bo maintained,    To quote from a letter written
feet fitting princess slip arc Bold to be tho safest to experi
moot, with in following nfter this stylo, as there is not so
much expense involved.
Lingerie gowns, made short, are very smart this season
and aro much less eccentric thau many* of the others, and.
while the long skirt of lace ami embroidery is effective and
boooming, tho short skirt, clearing tlie ground, is so far more
practical tlmt the fashion is deservedly popular. The exaggerated styles are not so often repeated in the lingerie gowns.
Double skirts aud tunics arc fashionable, but the pleat ea
gowns with wide outre deux uiul flounces ure much smarter.
The lining may bo white or colored, but us this season there
is such a demand for touches of color nud color contrasts,
the colored linings are the more often selected. Then tlie belt
or girdle can match either the Lining, or, again, be iu contrast
—anything for variety or change being accepted as the rule
this summer, All kinds of band embroidery and lace are combined in these lingerie gownB, and the number of different
kinds that aro to be seen in ono gown is extraordinary; but
tho general etfect is good, and for those who prefer simple
styles there aro the most exquisite materials with the most
effective laces to choose from aud yet bo in style.
Ho we rod muslins, embroidered, plain and fancy linens,
and an endless choice in wash materials furnish -\ rare opportunity for a summer wardrobe this season, aud among the
many yuried ones there are an unusual number that are wen
adapted to the present eccentric models. Colorings iu all
wash fabrics ure mnrvollousiy beautiful, and when the transparent weaves aro used there can be thc same color or contrast iu the linings, giving absolutely novel effects, For
those women who prefer the moro severe styles tho heavier
embroidered or plain linens furnish n delightfully wide field
of choice, and colored linens are to bo in great demand. Tho
silk linens are especially lovely in color aud texture, nnd for
midsummer there cun be uo better material.
For cooler days in summer the white serge costume must
bo included in Ihe practical outfit, but apart from fhe difference in material there is no difference between the sorgo
antl tho plainer linen costume. It can be in two or three
pieces, skirt and waist in one and then a coat, but the most
practical is the skirt and cunt model, with which a separate
waist is worn, it must be admitted that the oue piece sorgo
gown mndo perfectly is extremely becoming and smart, but
only whou made perfectly.
*    •    •
Pongee or linen costumes can be made on the same lines
as serge ami cheviot, so far as skirt aud cont are concerned,
but there aro many moro models suitable for the two lighter
weight materials iu tho one piece gown. However, it is much
more satisfactory to havo the waist and skirt separate, for
there nro days in midsummer when only u lingerie waist is
Cool onough, and then, if the weather changes, the coat can
easily be put ou. Tho apparently one piece gown is now so
constructed that it has oxactly the same effect, for the joining
is hidden under tho belt or trimming.
All skirts are cut extremely scant, and almost without exception are unbecoming, but by introducing pleats and by
having any of the fulness at the upper part most carefully
placed so as to obvinto the too thick offoct, much better
results i-nii bo obtninod, Tho colored linens are extremely
popular, aud, while the finer qualities are expensive, thore
nre many grades, so that the cost is not. prohibitive. The
simpler tlie design chosen the better, and n coarse embroidered gown will not be half so smart as the absolutely plain
ono on which more money has been expended for cut and lit
than'fur tho embroidery. Sleeves are small  I must he carefully fitted and placed so that whatever fulness tuerc is at
tho top gives a becoming line; this, when the sleeves are cut
separate, for tho coat without shoulder seam is oiio of the
newest, models of the season.
INASMUCH as man's muscles develop with use, it would
appear logical that  tho older he gets the stronger he
should  become,  but  such  is not   the case.     Kxperiments
made with thousands of men show that the muscles of the
average man  have their   period   of   increase   and   decline,
Embroidered Net Gown with Pleated Silk Ruffles
bv one of fashion's leaders after a visit to the leading dross
making establishments iu Paris; "The aeroplane evidently
dominates the dross of this season, and every woman is dressed as though sho were meditating a trip in a Hying machine.
Grotesquely narrow skirts art: held down by a broad band
for fear they might blow up when speeding through tho air,
and all enveloping hats are worn down over tho ears, so low
that the brims rest ou tho shoulders and make the wearing
of a Collar suporthtouH and uncomfortable." A more hideous
caricature than is thus presented wus surely never seen.
And these clothes aro really and truly worn, und worn in
the street. Small wonder is it that both dressmakers and
customers spond hours and hours evolving designs that, while
thoy may indicate the lines of the eccentric styles, hnvo nothing else in common with them.
Tho short skirt is far more popular this year than it has
ever been, and not only are street costumes on the severe
tailor made order mado iu this style, but the most elaborate
of aftor noon and evening gowns as well. Very smart and attractive and extremely practical are theso same short skirts,
bnt they lack absolutely the charm, grace aud elegance of the
loug skirt and are, in spite of being temporarily fasliionnblo,
quite incongruous for an elaborate gown. Practical thoy are
for shopping, for travelling, for motor excursions, and at all
times possible for the woman who does not own her own carriage or motor uml who prefers walking to going about in
public, conveyances, but their vory practicability and useful
noss mark them ns not appropriate for any other use, whereas
the long skirt inukos even the far simpler gowns appropriate
for more formal occasions. There aro short evening gowns,
dancing frocks, us they wore first called, but now made for
older women who do not dunce, and in consequence u ball
room loses more than half of its attractive appearance, for
even the loudest iu praise of the fashion admit that with a
low cut waist n skirt of ankle length, or so short that it clears
the ground by two or three inches is almost invariably unbecoming, The fashion plates of the nineteenth century,
which are so often laughed nt and condemned, furnish perfect
specimens of many of the gowns of the present day, ami it is
to be earnestly hoped that a revolution iu the stylos will
soon tako place.
Foulard, always a most, desirable material for summer, is
now iu great favor, combined with other materials ur made
up by itself. Waist ami oversktrt ure 111 one, with an underskirt with flounce, or wnist overskirt ami flounce, ure in one,
the Uounco or lower part of the skirt fastened onto tho band
around the ankles. Fulness—nnd, Bad to relate, thero goner
ally is fulness lit thc top of the skirt—is gathered into the
Mime band, but is uot allowed to (lino above the bund, aud
this is where u clever dressmaker succeeds and a poor one
fails, for if there can bo any mitigution of the offence it is
iu regulating the fulness and the widti. of the bnmi, and nv
so doing not destroying all lines of the figure. Both the plo?.i
und figured designs are fashionable in silk, and when tho hindered silks are used the material is most cleverly draped, so
that thc border serves as trimming. The bordered silks, un-
■loss some rare bargain is secured, are more expensive than
tho others, bnt, be it remembered, that, they require no othor
trimming, aud furthermore, if every penny must bo counted,
a much less expensive silk may be bought ami trimmed witn
fancy ribbon, giving all the effect of the woven border.
Onco again the high wulstod stylos are to lie noticed, und
the veritable Empire gown, which it was confidently stated
could never be permitted, is more than realized in many of
the vory latest gown exhibited. With the high but loosely
corseted bust, the narrow ribbon girdle outlining the waist,
the scant short skirt und the minute puffed sleeves, the so-
called picturesque model evening gown is here to bo dealt with
bv conservative taste and public opinion. Fortunately, ns hus
already been suid, the fashion cannot be carried out without
the services of an exceptionally clever ami consequently expensive dressmaker, uml this will put the price beyond the
majority of those who buy carefully. No truly economical
woman feels she can risk u failure, and when she is not absolutely sure the style will be smart and becoming she chooses
another in preference.   The robe gowns made up over u per*
White Voile de Ninon and Laco Gown Over Pink Silk Lining
whether he uses them much or little. The nverage youth
of seventeen has a lifting power of liSti pounds. By his
twentieth year liis power has I tic reused to such u degree that
ho should be able to exert n lifting power of :\'2l\ pounds,
while his maximum power is reached in his thirtieth or thirty-
lirst yoar, 805 pounds then being recorded. At the expiration
of the thirty*first venr his power begins to decline, very gradually ut first, falling but S pounds by the time lie is forty.
From forty to fifty the decrease of power is somewhat more
rapid, having dropped to 880 pounds at the latter ago. the
average lifting power of a man of fifty, therefore, being
slightly greater than that of a mau of twenty. After fifty
the decrease in strength is usually rapid, but the rate of decrease vnries so surprisingly in individuals that it has bees
impossible to obtain accurate data as to the average strength
after that ago.
ON13 would think that tho life history of such a common creature
as the mole would bo accurately
known to naturalists. The commonness
of an animal, however, often protects it
from expert study. It is more exciting
ami wins more fame to investigate the
habits uf a denizen of Central Africa
or Itoruoo thau to watch the doings of
a familiar creature from one's own
doorstop. So it comes about, as wo are
assured by Lionel K. Adams in Nature
thut the life stories of some common
animals remain to bo written; and that
of the mole is yot rather obscure. He
"The difficulties of observing the
habits of a subterranean dweller of a
most retiring disposition aro patent but
not nl together Insuperable, ami the won
dor is that Held naturalists have been
content to read ami take for granted
tho information handed down for iho
last century without any attempt to
conlinn it.
"During the winter months one can
not help noticing in the open fields lioro
uud then- a mole heap conspicuously
larger than the rest. This is a mule
mole's winter habitation, but at pros
cut wo do not know whether ho lives
alone or with his wife, or*if the female
ever constructs those 'fortresses,' as
they are culled. 1'rnbably ho lives alone,
and probably females make 'fortresses'
slightly more simple in construction and
smaller in si/.o than those of the males.
If wo take a spado and oarofullv slice
away tho top of a fortress, wo shall find
several hollow tunnels or runs, which
may be opened up and followed to tho
base of the 'fortress,' whence they
lend away into the field. Slicing further
under these into tho 'fortress,' ami just
below the ground-level, we come upon a
bundle of grass or dead loaves; this is
the mole's nest iu which ho sloops. If
he has lately quitted it the interior will
be quite warm to tho hand; the mole
himself, however, will never bo caught
in the nest. When the nest is removed
ami the cavity examined, it will bo
found about a foot in diameter uud
worn smooth by the mole wriggling
about as he wraps his nest round him,
for that is his method of arranging himself within it. Two or more tunnels
will be found lending away from the
nest cavity into the field. One of these
is particularly noteworthy, ns it is
found in nearly every fortress; this exit
lends from the bottom of the nest perpendicularly downward for about a foot,
then, turning upward, it joins another
run. Its origin aud use are uncertain,
but it is usually regarded as a sort of
sally port, ami is known as tho 'bolt-
"II is extremely unlikely that the
mule deliberately selects the'site of his
fortress, as he is practically blind; probably he sets to work whenever the impulse seizes him, ami proceeds in the
following manner. He commences to
enlarge a nest-cavity, ejecting the earth
which hodins loosened with his powerful
claws out of a hole in tho roof; this ho
does with tho top of his head in little
jerks. The quiet observer may see a
sausage-shapcil mass of earth issue from
below with four or live sudden jerks,
then, after one or two minutes' interval
when the mole is collecting more loose
earth another sausage will appear as liefore, and so on until tho work is complete. After the nost-envity comes the
excavation of the bolt-run,'and. finally,
to make all safe and water-proof, the
mole piles up a mass of earth, often
amounting to a largo barrow load, by
moans of tunnels around the base of the
existing heap. Those tunnels sometimes
break into one another ami sometimes
into tho nest cavity, and so cause a
labyrinth which has given rise to much
erroneous speculation in the past,
"A fortress is often completed In a
Dr. NarteFs Female Pills
Prncribed -mil roooinmeiidot] Tor women"* ml
menu, » -teietilillc-tlly prei-ured remedy of proven
worth. The result from their use Im quick mil
permanent.   For hhIo At all drug More*.
single night. The young are nol born iu
the 'winter 'fortress,' but in a separate
habitation made by the female alone.
It is built on the same plan as tho 'fortress,' but usually simpler In construe
lion ami without Ihe bolt run. The female produces only one litter a year, and
the young, wbieb aro born from the
end of April to the ond of May, vary In
number from two to six. Naked, blind,
ami pink, thoy turn loud-color in ton
days; aftor a fortnight a grey velvet
pelage is visible, wdiitdi becomes black
at the ond of three weeks, when the
eyes open. Tho oars are opened on the
Seventeenth day. Attempts to rear the
young by hand have hitherto proved
futile, for, though they will suck freely
from i! a Intel or cotton wool soaked iu
warm milk, they pine and die ou the
tltird or fourth day. 	
"There has always been much discus-
siou as to the mole's power of sight.
Dtssoction has shown that the size of
the eye is greater in the embryo than
in tho adult, indicating that tlio sight
of tho race has dotlorutod. Prom nu
morons experiments the writer is con
vllicod that tht> adult mole is practically
blind. Moles encountnrod iu the lay
time have taken no notice of a human
being waving a hand close iu front, nor
at night tlo they bIioW signs of con
M'ioiisness of a light waved before their
nose; but, if the slightest sound i* made,
tho greatest excitement is instantly
Tho writer tells us further that ho
has often thrown down worms before a
captive mole. The animal shows ut onco
that he knows thc worm is thore, but
tin- haphazard way in which he (mites
about Indicates that ho is guided by
scout or by hearing, not by sight. Incitement causes the fur to radiate round
the minute eye, and il has boon suggest
od that the animal thus clears his eye
to see; most probably, however, this is
only an inherited relic of a lost func I
tiou.   To quote again:
"When, after a hurried aud blundering search, the worm has been located,
the mole holds it down with his fore
paws anil eats it from ond to end with
quick, jerky lutes. When the nulmul's
burnouse appetite is at length satisfied
HI no
Mr,   ii.   Marchossanlt,   High   Pon-
stabl : iho provlnco of Quebec, who
lives (ii si, Hyacinths, thought In* was
going I., l.e disabled tor llfo.
A t.-1-1-11>i.- pain ii ni,. iim-k kept him
in Hip liouso .ui.i ini.l.-c tho doctor's
cure for months, Nothing seemQd to
give lolluf,
Tin 'ii ho trlod "i-i uit-ii-i u .--..■• the
famous trull nwdlolne. Note tlio results,
"Frult.a-llvoB" oured mo ot ohronlo
pain In ih,- i.iu-k thnt wus so severe
Mini I coiil,I nol drive .my horse,"
writes .Mr. tilarchossnult.
II ion havo Wool: Kidneys and thai
HlllliK I'nln In Hi... Hack. In all (neons
try "|.'rnii..-(.me.." which Is mndo of
imii juices,
60c :i lit*.**, ii for j: 50, or trial box.
2Cc. .V. ml dual I--, or from Krult-u-
livcs, Kindled.  Ottawa.
iiinl worms are still being supplied) the
ini.li! will ol'len give Ihe worm several
biles to disable it, and will llie" cram
it Into the earth, presumably lo bury
il. for future use—after Ihe manner of
the dog wilh bones and the sipiirrel
with acorns.
"The censes of smell and hearing
must be vory acute to enable the inole
tn locale a phousuut's or partridge's
nest nbovo his run. That this is the
case is testilied by two gamekeepers in
tlitVerent purls of the country, both of
whom stale that the nests are often entered Prom below and the eggs enten."
Tlio new town of Stifling is growing by leaps and bounds. Last June il was open prairie;
to-day a thriving town, with local and long distance telephone. A newspaper, "The .Now Stirling
Star," has just been established,
Registered Plan
Lots from $75 to $300 Each
Buy to-day and get the beneft of the troinondous movement,   four money invested in New
Stirling works twenty-four hours a day.   Send for maps, plans, blue prints and views.
The following form may be used:
Enclosed you will find $ being cash payment on lots iu
the townsite of Stirling (Registered Plan 4347 Y). and t hereby agree to pay the balance at th"
rale of .1-111 a month on each lot. Kindly allot mo those closest in till 1 get the plans, when I am
to have the privilege of changing to any unsold if 1 wish.
Kindly send plans, maps and views of Stirling by return mail.
Address. ■'■Miiym,..'
m**-*—******** - -   --naigmim
Published   every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,   B.C.,
  Printing & Publishing Company
"   ''   Hew $ Pompaxy,  Proprietors.
•   It. Iiuiin, Manager.
SATURDAY, MAY 25. 1912.
.   i i.eti t-is.-ciic c i,i ibe paper.
"■uiccnpli'ii price J1.6U per year, pajHblo iu ndvuuct
'I'l Ittur does not hold   himself responsible for views expressed by
What the Editor has to say.
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President
CAPITAL, - $10,000,000
REST,-  $8,000,000
The Canadian Bank of Commerce extends to Farmers every facility
for the transaction of their banking business including the discount and
collection of sales notes. Blank sales notes are supplied free of charge
on application.
Accounts may be opened at every branch of The Canadian Bank of
Commerce to be operated by mall, and will receive the same careful
attention as is given to all other departments of the Bank's business.
Money may be deposited or withdrawn in tbia way as satisfactorily u
by a personal visit to th* Bank. am
Win:. die merchants in a town pull together for the upbuilding ol' tlieir town they are doing one of the most effective
tilings within their power for their own betterment. Too frequently local jealousies are the bar to this kind of co-operation.
Tliey will too often let their ill-will towards each other stand
iu the way of town-building, and the result is either an un
naturally slow growth, or no growth at all. What does this
stiite of iitt'airs mean? It means, more than anything else, that
such merchants have thrown away a grand business opporttm
i^ - tlnti they have stood in the way of their own progress and
prosperity, which is both stupid and wrong. As an aid to the
commercial growth and upbuilding of a town co-operation of its
leading men is a powerful factor, and the merchants, even
though they may not always constitute the leading men of the
community, are at least among them, and therefore should take
an active part in all local progressive movements.
Towns which are attractive both to its own citizens and
to people from the outside are always good business points.
Therefore, make your town attractive ! Make it accessible by
working for good roads, sidewalks, etc.! Cultivate the spirit
of ambition iu the town residents, and make your town the
lown in your section; give it a name fur enterprise and vitality,
which qualities a live town is supposed to possess.
Why not our local merchants organize a Merchants' Association, or Board of Trade, or Chamber of Commerce—the
name won't make much difference. With this start you are
ready for co-operative effort; ready to launch movements which
will give the city a forward push; ready to undertake needed
reforms; ready to take various steps for kindling local interest
and developing civic pride; ready to promote in various ways
municipal growth; and in this way exert the most powerful
kind of influence in business improvement.
Ice!   lee!  Ice!
The Pilsenep Brewing Co. are prepared
to supply the Public with ICE.
Orders to be delivered the same day
must be in NOT LATER THAN 10 A.M.
Pilsenep Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
The Latest and most Up-to-date Sewing
Machine on the market to-day. Sold on
Easy Terms which places it within the
reach of all.
JepSOn BrOS., District Agents
Nanaimo, B. C.
W. Jl- cDunn, Local Jlepresenlatioe
The police commissioners should instruct the city police
to make some attempt to put a stop to the abominable and
filthy language used on the streets here by men partly intoxicated. This is a state of things that ought not to be tolerated.
There are ladies and children passing continually—that is,
when they can, as the sidewalk is usually blocked up by groups
of men,—who cannot help but hear the language used. In a
city tbe individual using such language would promptly be
taken to the city lock-up.
THE number of Canadian Pacific "Princesses" is enlarging
n i rapidly that the arrival or launching of a new one hardly
oscasious any comment. The latest to arrive at Victoria this
Week is the Princess Sophia, built at Paisley for the northern
coast trade. It is said of the Canadian Pacific that they have
alv* ..,(* .. steamer under construction or olie on the way out.
The service, under the management of Capt, J, W. Troup, has
pursued a policy in the development of coast business that is
beyond all praise, and the travelling public appreciate it. But
we will appreciate his good service still more if the Princess
Mary is retained on the Nanaimo-Comox run instead of the
Display Advertisements
75 cents per column inch per month.
*-i (-(-inl rale for half |iuge or more.
Condensed Advertisements
1 cent 1 word, 1 issue ; minimum charge 25 cents.
No aocountfl run for 'his cla*m of advertising
The Island Realty Co.
I Fire, Life, Live Stock
Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. C.
RICHARDS * jnCK. Proprietor!,
r\ is)        STOVES
rdWCCli S r^.3to-es
Are the Best, and Fully Guaranteed.
A full line of Furniture, Housefurnishings,
Linoleums, Wa.lpapers alway son hand.
MThe Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON      Cumberland, B.O
$>. $s. W- 35ea&nett
eaf: @sfafe
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
Agents for E. & N. Lands,
Comox District.
The 'STAR* Cafe       H. H. M. Beadnell
When you want a good choice meal cooked to
the King's taste give us a call    ....
"Leading Tobacco King."
Better known as
Dealer In Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
E3». Billiard Room in connection
Horseshoeing a Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
House Furnishing
Tents,   Stoves,   Ranges
Camping; Outfits.
B. F. KRAUSE, Prop.
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Oood
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
:   :   :   0LIVED   ■    •    *
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
Phone 55
SINGER Sewinfe'machines always in stock.
£°«'**<**0**>*3000<>0©0<><>00*>0*»000- THE tSLAHDSK CUMfcfcRLANf), B.O.
Port Mann
Port Mann, mainland terminus of
the Canadian Northern Railway, is regarded by those who know, as the
greatest city of opportunity in North
America to-day. It cannot help becoming one of the very biggest cities in the
West,—property values cannot help
going away up.
Buy lots there now and you are in on the ground floor.
Every lot will muke you a small fortune.
Until prices are raised we can offer you close in lots, 33x
122 feet, (guaranteed high, dry and level, or you money back)
for $250, Terms: $15 down, $10 a month, no interest, and no
taxes until MM 4.
Other guaranteed lots for $120— $5 a month. Booklet
and full particulars at this ollice, from Mr. CHARLES
HERAPER, General Agent, or from
Colonial Investment Coy,
"The Port Mann People,"
837 Hastings St., W VANCOUVER, B.C.
Ice Cream Sodas
Candies of all descriptions—The
Very BEST.
Fruits of all kinds—Best quality
Tobaccos of all strengths.
Cigars—The best variety of the
choicest flavors.
Fashionable Tailor
Ladies'and Gents' Tailor-
made Suits. Cleaning
and Pressing Done at
Reasonable Rates.
Phone 52
At Bert Aston s
Ibs a Sri
Dunsmuir Ave   :   :   Cumberland
Decorator, Paperh anger
All Work Promptly
... Attended to...
Residence, Penrith Avenue
Have Your
Cleaning Pressing and repairing done at
Plain Sewing.
Fancy Dressmaking
For absolute protection write a Policy ln
Liverpool, England.
TOTAL ASSETS, f 26.788.93
Looal Agent
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this ollice not later than
10 a. m. on Thursday,
Mn. Simroi will gire Imioiu on tha
pitnu at her houae in joru.alem, formerly
owned by Mr. Jamea Stewart, at any
tim* by appuintuint, except Tueadaya.
n*« 18
Third St & Penrith Avenue
All kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
jlvery and team work promptly
attended to
For The
'Tlie finest hotel in the city.
Notary Public Conveyancer
Real Estate and Insurance, Fire,
Life, Accident, Plate Glass,
and Automobile.
Accounts Collected
See BICKLE for all kinds of In-
Cement Blocks, Concrete
Chimney Blocks a Specialty. Samples can been
at McKean & Biscoe store,
For Estimates  and   particulars
J. Lawrence,
5 and 10 ACRE BLOCKS
of good lend, mostly aldor, lew limn
onp-lmlf inilo from nrw mine, No. K.
■J100 an noi'e; one-third ciu>h, G nml
12 months.   Apply
Agent, ollice next  Royal Hunk,
(Late Mennie &JPotter)
Horse-Shoeing and
General Blacksmith
Wheel-wrinht, Repair Shop and
Rubber Tire Setting.
THIRD ST.   Cumberland
B.C. Garage
For Auto and
Gas Engine Supplies
Distrlot Agent for the
Rusnel, E M.F. 30 Flanders 20
and McLaug-hlin-Buick automobiles
Fairbanks-Morse  Stationary  and  Marine    Engine*,
Oliver Typewriters, Moore's Lights, and Cleveland,
Brantford, Massey-Harris and Perfect bicycles
Phone 18
Hung Chong & Co.,
Branch Store from CHARLIE SING CHONG Co.
Hardware of all kinds.
Boots and Shoes, at Lowest Prices
No.  7  MINE
1 1=2 Miles From Cumberland
$360, $440 and $550 each
There are only ten good lots and
easily cleared. Easy Payments
The Real Estate Man,
COURTENAY, B.C., Next to Opera House
cameron & Mckenzie, pimps.
WMte Cooking
And White Help Only
Everything First Cla.
Tbe Right Place for a Good Square or A DAINTY LUNCH
Veteran Scrip
Farm Loans
We will accept a first mortgage or.
improved farm land and sell you
Veteran Scrip iu this way at regular canh price. Write today ror
loan application.
Chance thtt Umpiac, nar)e« boras
Into a »ouad, healthy hntne. wilUag
mu\ caper lo do a good day's work.
Don't let a Sparin, Curb, Splint,
Spiuin, r.iafboae vr any oilier l>me-
tttM keep your horse In tbe tUble,
Cure It with
Spavin Cure
It  cures  without   leafing-   a   tear,
llemlsh or white hairs—-becauae It does
uot blister-
Port Kails, B.C. June 14th 1900
"Have been using yrmr Uaiment for
years and find it all tbat yoa represent.
Hare not been without It for 10yearn."
51. » bottle-* for $5. BxeeUest far
household one. Sold by all d-ealcta.
Alfc for free book "A TreatlM On Tha
Horte" or write » far ««fy. tl
That Reminds Ne
'Nor am  I.    1 am referring to our
HE  (after a. quarrel, bitterly)—"I
was a fool when I married, you.'*
She—"I*knew it. but 1 thought
you would improve.'1
\T7HO 1ms broken the milk-jug!
VV        "The
cat knocked that down,
'What cat?
■ Haven't we
(tot on.
N.ii)l.HIDE—"Yes,   dear,   I
married last month.   I'd like
you   1"  fall   on   me  and
pretty little tint 1 ha\
Mis* Jollus.
•1 Im
THAT Stale ilo wo 1
toachot In tli
rat.1      '
.iv goo
An.I lit11.- Klnin, thinking ..I' his Sun
iv School I'liti'i'liisin. promptly ropliod:
in a Btnto ..I' sin an.I mi*rr\.
/"HAT'S till! 1 lion" ali.nil t.'usoyj"
ikod Mcninnis.
EIo's I trying lo asphyxiate
mself, ' said O'Kolllv.
••ll "wnn!   Wlint did lie do?"
"lli> lit ovory gas-jot in Iho house und
t down uiul waited,''
()\V can you toll a Yale mun from
aril mun?'
ill, n Vule mill
id Ihe world.
'And :
if ho
Harvard man always, acts us
n't know what vulgar person
world, and, furthermore, ho
iro In know."
and College ssssr
SCIENCE (Including Enf in-raring)
Tha Arta eotuaa may bs takes wits*
sat attendanae, knt atadtnta daairiaf
j* fradnata maat attaad ona aaesiao.
rkira wan 1517 stadente rajbtand
aat-n'oa 1909*10,
Far CalacUra, writ* tna Ragiitrar
BY inlstnko a fanner had got aboard
a ear reserved for u party of col-
lego grnduatos who wero returning
to  tlieir  nllaa   mat,a-   t'.ir   sume  spoi'ial
j event.   There was a largo quantity of
refreshments on the ear. and tho farmer
j was allowed to join tl thers,   Finally
I sume line asked him: '' Are you an allllu-
[ mis.'" '•'Sn,'7 suid the farmer earnest'
j ly; "luil 1 believe iu it."
B   A.
i- nn* t!ip
h legit
tin-. Tlie
habit, am
the CAUSE,
• NATUltAl
ira ami references sent nn request.
Armpit Iiih(HuU>. IIitIIii, Ont.
144 Princess St., Winnipeg
howfltd tbobloml'ti, *"       ' " |5
'iar doctors
No Ttintter l.i
tow Irtn.v thu li _       	
bare tried wiU fa.ltJ, uso tt-j
Spavin and  RlntJboQo  Pasta m
Cid  It 'itnlnp onr (rivr.inV— • cur moiie* Kt
pffuiitlpd ff « <f.n"*..'i u.i.1... l.i*.- hn*.eu« Yf
«ouii<l.   Mr-t iiifi cur ■! !■>■ p. alnulo i:* t<£
oilnut* ri-i-h™ --*i-~ntwionfcl.j   two rt> V*.
anlrnd.   Van* ll....;. t'pnvln, Uln«faoneqtfl ly.
Hlik'.mnn. new t>n. 1 oil ran'OftHU",   WVlM Rj
fotdi'tuilf-il iafnnaatl  i,.i.i r tWuccpr ot tu
Flemings Veff<-PpcItot m
Veterinary Adviser m
tfnetMli pntwm Anntbly biwt.<*. Inilrol K
and illu-tniiiM.   (V*/-.-*. ctvi r nrn l.ci iln i f:*
■/•tarlnnrj t-ni.ii»r»..._ |{.im i i.hii-M*'. I   \,ra £*.*,
UK burlesque comedian had described tlie "artist's studio" act he
was tryiag to put intu vaudeville.
".lust, let tin1 put it on for olio night,"
lie pleaded, "and you'll be turning the
peoplo away for the rest of my engagement." "That's exactly what IM be
doing," dryly ropllo'd tho deconl vnudo-
lie manager; "but il would take
coks and weeks of coaxing 10 get all
those people back again."
LADY called at a real estate office
ngage a store for a rummage
sale. Tlio agent in charge told
her lie could nol give her a positive answer, as there was sickness in the rooms
over the store. After leaving, it occurred to hor that tho illness might ho scarlet fever or something contagious. Go-
tug back, she put the question, "Is it n
quickly, "No. it's n boy!"
OBEKT SMITH, brother of Sydney
were   .penurious    '' penny
liners," aud they lived together,
partly because they didn't mind
each other much, but principally because
they were about the same size, and one
best suit of clothes did for both. In the
silent watches of the niglit one of them
awoke to hear a suspicious creaking in
the room. It was a bungling burglar,
who had mistaken their room tor au adjoining suite, occupied by a wealthy fishmonger. '' tleorge,'' he shrieked,
"there's a burglar in tlie room." "Vou
blundering idiot!" roared his bedmnte.
■ 'Why the dickens couldn't you keep
quiet! He might have dropped something!"
IT was a newly appointed officer on
General Sherman s staff whose wit
saved him from a breach of etiquette. The general lilted yotlUg men;
but uot when tliey were fresh. He was
full of praise for llie bright ollicer ia his
first epuuletles; but despised a second
lieutenant's attempted familiarity, One
night he happened to overhear a boyish
ollicer say to a group of friends: "Slier
mnn.'     Deuced  g I  fellow.    Ile and  1
hail a bottle of wine together. I am
rather fond of old Sherman, you know."
The general joined the gathering amid
profound silence. Turning to the lieutenant, he said sternly, "I think, sir,
you might have said General Sherman."
"No, answered the youngster with
happy presence *-f mind. "Did you over
hear ot Goueral Achillei
Julius Caesar?''
With the Horses
known Cleveland
BEYER,   a   well
litor, told at a
The harness classes came iu for much
favorable comment. They were of the
best aud most approved type and were
shown to the best advantage as only experienced drivers kuow how. ln judging theso elussos conformation, quality,
style anil action were taken into account. The championship in this division was awarded to the Knuisclare
Farms at Oakvillo on tho horse, "Lord
Myrick." This is a beautiful chestnut
gelding, fifteen hands, three and a half
inches high and ns stylish as they make
them, lie has plenty of action, free and
easy ami is well educated us to what is
required from him. lie is of the Hackney conformation and lacks mighty
little in quality, He has excellent feet
and legs, u short, neatly turned body
and is a horse that commands alteutinu
whenever he appears. Another animal of the harness type that came ia
tor its share of the prize monev was
the aged bav mare. "Lady Norfolk,"
belonging to Mrs, Adam Hook, London,
nnl. This is another "'' ''"' kiml ,lm1
makes people "sit up and take notice."
She is a very neat animal with first
class feel nnd legs, ii ,'lonu, Hat bnue
and quality to bunt. She i< a very styl
ish traveller ond 1ms a nioo. free, classy
action which is shown oil' nicely when
Mrs. Lock has tin- rains.
Anotnor very attractive animal  was
General!" ""I'Py   Maiil,11   owned   by   Crow   &
1 Murray, Toronto,   This i»> a nice brown
marc with good action, splendid quality,
and stylish.
cut mare and
weight, Hume Blake, Toronto, with
"(tame Cock;" Middleweight, Crow A;
Murray with "The Wasp;" Lightweight, Crow & Murray on "Stay*
away," *
In the roadster classes the line, brown
mare, "Okam Belle." from Miss Wilks'
farm, took the championship. Her style
of going was good aad showed speed.
She hud a quiet, good-tempered manner,
and action freo and easy. Her hock
and knee action were good and her quality was excellent. Grow & Murray's
"Dress Parade" is an excellent type of
roadster with a nice free action, and
closely chased "Okam Hello" for the
championship. Nearly all the horses of
this type were Toronto horses and few
outsiders entered the competition. The
roadster teams caused the judges some
perplexity, but after considerable driving and consultation, the prize was
awarded lo ('row -.V. Murray.
Ponies are the children's favorite
horses ami thotbO little animals were
uut In large numbers. Ponies of all des
cript'ous and sizes wen* shown. Sume
were shown iu harness driven by their
youthful masters and others came fur
'saddle competition. As with the largei
animals these also were of highest quel
ity and with us much or none ' •ginger."
The pony, "Bathgate Swell," was su*'
cossful in carrying oft the championship
for both Bad tlio ami carriage. Ile is :i
line, brown gelding, thirteen hands high
ami lins oxeeptiouol quality and action,
recent press banquet a newspaper j "j1
won—first in her tda
I'lnuiselare   Farms'
Lndv   Warwick,"
Thi' aged blown stallion, "HulfUttg,'
weed by Patorson Bros., Toronto, wm
is a very nice, clean-; awarded Urst iu the Thoroughbred still
rved the place which  Hon class,  I "Uirktield," the pro|
Another of I erly of
winners was | second,
hestnui    mare ! looked i
with  cln
storv    -mmmmmmmmmmmmmm^^^^^^^^^^^^,^
"A Medina editor died," he said,
"and was, of course, directed to ascend
to the Abode oi the .lust. But during
the ascent the editor's journalistic curiosity asserted itself, and he said:
"'Is it permitted for one to have ,i
look at—er—the other place."
" 'Certainly,' was the gracious replv,|?" h;""1
and accordingly a descent to the other m;tor„tl1 .
place was made. Here Ihe editor found! I""!",01 hlm' 8fe.vs lll!lt "Unu-ted cousid-
much lo interest him. lie scurried oroble attention were "Blue Cloud"
nbout, and was soon lost to view. I "J"1 ''   ll"' (,T"' J}10 PV0Pe^* of E.
"His  angelic   escort   got   worried   ut  Y     Vilk8'   Q*}}-     SJI0,J   s,,uWn , ,,|I1h,.'r
lasl ami began a systematic search for 8U,?Iy '"' {SB°tho'> ,i,ls te,u'1 Klih tuoi,r
his charge.   He found him at last. Beat- st-v1?' qunhity '""J EiT° uctio," W,'T.1,!"
ed   boforo  a   furnace,  fanning  himself  most Bur? f° '"' '," ','.,, runnluKi    «<>*•
using nt tho peoplo in tho firo,   On?*0" m.ll8t W l'i"("° -,?1 ? p^-\.oi  "'i'!'*s
- ■ ! belonging to Miss  K,  |,.   Wilks.    This
team were tip top representatives of the
the Ottawa   Hunt   I'lub,
These horses showed sp 1 and
if thev could "go some."    In
Thoy Cured His Neuralgia, Cramped
Muscles and Heart Disease From
Which He Had Suffered for Two
St, Paul de Metis, Alia., dune 4.*—
(Special).—" Dodd's Kidney Pills have
done for me all that, is claimed for
them.'' So says Joseph Macklin, a
well known fanner of this district. "I
was ill for over six years with Neural
gia, Cramps in mv muscles. Backache
and Heart Disease. I culled on dif
feront doctors but got uo help. 1 heard
thnt Hodd 's Kidney I'ills were meant
for just such cases us mine, ami bought
eight boxes of them. Now I feel just
like a new man. I recommend them to
ill as a sure cure for Kheaiuatism and
nil troubles arising frum diseased
Kidneys. "
Thousands of farmers all over the
ivi'-t relate similar experiences to that
given bv Mr. Mncklln, Thev tiud that
Dodd's Kldnov I'ills .to just what is
claimed lor them - cure all diseased
Kidnoy6 and nil discuses arising from
Unensod Kidneys.
} quulilv. ami a
iloasiiig style, li was "Lord Myrick"
,nd "Lady Warwick" that won the
championship fur pairs of harness
horses, i'. E, (ludewill, Montreal, had
a pair of attractive and stvlish horses
hand. "Fluffy" and "Frills" came
The majority of collars ure  ..»> Urge.
It  is well to' have the collar litted by n
harness maker.    Ho may be aide tit re
move or replace padding so that the col
| Inr will tit well un the shoulder,    llo net
use heavy pads.    They cause the shonl
■ lei  to sweat which make-** Ihe skin tender ami very easily blistered.    Aftor a
collar has been secured ami titling prop
erly,   il   is   necessary   that   it   be   kept
clean.     When  the  liorse  comes to  the
Cf«of the topnnteli quoi-l stublo  sweating  the  collar  should   be
y Is that thoso two unl. -jiennotj lVtth n wet sponjre and
or of the furnace was a plate say
. ' Delinquent Subscribers.'
'Come,' said tin.1 angel to the edi-
'we must  lie going.'
'Vou go on," the editor answered,
hunt lilting his eyes.   'I'm not com
This is heaven enough for mi1.'
the   Standard   bred   class.   Miss   Wilks
captured  tirsi   and  s md  places with
"Mogi'Uzia" and ".lim Todd." As
Miss Wilks' horses are known all over|
America as bolng«of Ihe topnolch qua!
ity all we can say is thai thoso two utti. I olcnnbcl  with n'wet  sponge and  rubbed
innls  have  again   won   honors   tor  that   „,-.,,,  .m  (lj,v  nig     This  tvlll   keep  the
f the 'prize money. A| famous stud,      ^    ^    _ I collar soft 'ami   in   the   b.-si   condition
J for fitting the shoulder,    lu  most cases
Horse owners and drivers are direct  j I he back  of the knife  is  used  fur the
ly respnasible for the condition of the   cleuning work, but this is not suHicieut
shoulders   of   the   horses   which   thoy as ihe collar gets hard and rough,
drive.    No horse, young or old, cau do j
satisfactory work if he Buffers at
stop he takes.    The horse may lu
pared to a machiuo, with Ihe exception
that the machine has uo feelings and is
nol willing, wnereas Ihe horse has tin
two valuable qualities. The horse ,n, ^w-m^--'mja WH. ,,.,tMi ■,,tl.>„*,,.,>,, nm
men ut tor work and wc are always t rv I mul will do tin- mum- tur you in u jil>*iuuti.i iiiiiiwi:
in,*- (,, ,*-..< .*■■ ■.,,, >!■ Ant ,*.*' Ui,,, ,.c .i*,. „,i'ii l :,lll,v tlit'itiiliiimimtiiiii.kiii lunii, licidutiiln-rtorftliciii
ing to gel as much out ot him us we can,, ,„ HV-nimi condTtlon; reducn boltra, Tuinore. Went,
bul unless wi' L'ive him Ihe proper cure ; '"■my'"' Hiii'iirimtii-Hfpoi«itH. syn..viti*>, v.iri.--..v.i!, ily-
. mi * • n t .' i tliiH-i'li'.SeriiliiHotttu'iiiiimi.'ni.rnkiun.'iii*. Uci»lH<-»U.
he will not give us the amount ot work oldnru,woiindi,Dtp. Coitiotiiyfl.0Mo»,.it»iioi.
p.uut   oi  gi\ing.         ] w p vniiNG,
horse uud their style and action pleased everybody—evon the most
critical. They 'had 'quality, too, and
coupled with tiiis were of a good size,
which went a long way in thoir favor.
In the string of A. K. Yeuger, were some
splendid nnimnls thut carried home
money for thoir owner. Another winner
wns J,   T.   R.   Laurendeau,   Westinount,
I'M so glad to see you!" ^
"Oh, what a beautiful new gown; with  "Duchess ut'  Marlborough
you have        ^.s^.,^.,^.,^.,^.—^—^—
'My friends, It gives me great pleat
in  address  this  magnificent  and
■ • i assure you it wil
t inconvenience*"
"Although  yon  lun
iiceroly congratulate
WERE CURED completel*. by
In the lirst placo the collar should
til properly if the shnulders are to be
kept healthy and ever ready for work.
Imlll** nt yeiir iliiii'iuiits oi  ilchv.-ivil.    lt(n>'k"'JP Yt**t.
W F. VOUNG, P. D. L 21(1 Temple St., Springfield, Mau.
I.VIiKS, Mil,, Mnnlrral, ('**n*i<tlan tun-nl:
\\ rnl-lir-l bj   mittn   HIII.V A V>\»V. 1)1., nlailpr-* i
Tlir NATION A I, HUM. A  III tH HA I, CO., Hln.l-a,,, * |-,|.
geVjt ud IIKSUKHllON HKIW. Ml., Ltd*. Vawutrr.
i.l un
ate general
ged in an
on one occasion win
liuent with a physician over the mer
of thoir respective professions,   "I
liuTi say thnt all lawyers ar
--aid the doctor, ia his final summing up.
"but my opponent will have to admit
that his profession doesn't make angels
of men." " No,'' quietly retorted
Smith, "vou doctors certainly have the
best  of US then'."
STAUNCH  teetotaller and an en
f an
thusiastic  fisherman   hart  a  good
tretch of th
K1.KM1NU lillos., ( u.nil-iit,
fl church Strmit   Toronto( Ort.
f?. WOOD, the popular hond master
Of   llntrow   School,    once    told    a
story of a buy win. missed a bat
talion drill, which is consldored n some
what   serious   olTonso   nl   tlio   fnmoua
school.    The doctor sut oued  the  lad,
an Americnu, to his study and thus addressed him: "])o you know, us the lion
nrnry colonel of tho cadol corps, I can
have vou shot and us the hend  sler 1
can hnve you blreliedf Now, which sentence do you prefer."' The humor of
the situation ovcrcmno tho culprit's nor-
vniisiiess, und with II smile he replied:
"I prefer to be shot, sir, because then
you II be hung."
^^^^^^ to fish in, ami
engaged the services of an experienced
boat ma it. Hut night alter night ho
came back with empty creel, and at
length departed iu disgust. When he
was gone, the boatman was approached
and asked how it was that a fairly ox-
pert fisherman had such a run of ill-
luck. "A wool," said the mun, "he
had nne whuskie, and 1 took him whore
there was nae fush.'
A \ Irish policeman, who was also
i\. something of u sportsman, had
been posted on a road near Dub-
in to catch the scorching motorist. Presently oue came along nt twenty miles
in hour, uud the policeman saw it pass
without a sign. Next came a large
motor travelling at forty miles an hour,
md the eves of the guardian of the pub*
brightened. Ami thou one passed at
tho besl   of the
TWO men of West Philadelphia were
exchanging greetings the other day
when une of tllQIU exclaimed.
"Why, Kdwiird. old chap, you're ii
line trim! Sou're positively beaming
I 've never seen you look so Hiitlsfiod
with yourself nud the world, Any particular reason.'"
" Ves," answered Kdwnrd, "The fnct
Is, t've .inst succeeded in signing up our
leading lady for another season."
"1 hnd no Ideil vou were in ihe til Oil
trical business.''
ihe rule of a mile n minute. " Hegorra,''
-in.!   Put,  slapping  his  thigh,  "that's
* Wh
. you don't look a day
i did twenty venrs ago!"
hll   be  delighted  to  huve
ittontion has been culled.'
I  weui  into a barber shop,
A  little comer place;
The barber must huve had a droj
Ho   badly  cut   my   face,
And wheu he saw my face was cut
Wilh all his might aud imiiu
He soused  me  with  witch hu/.i
II  didn't  stop the pain.
itf-d, W*sk« Weary, Wmtmrj Bre«.
n«iiftved By Murlna^ByeJRemwiy.    "*-
Will   Like   Murine.     It   Soothes.    60c   At
r UriiKulHiH.     Write  For Kye llooki.
<■.   Murine Kye Remedy Co.. Toronto.
Murine   For   Your   Kye JTroublee.
Next duy. in a forgiving mood,
I   took another chance,
The haughty barber by me stood
With  supercilious glance,
• • Vou   shave   yourself   sometimes,   1
The barber did observe,
And I was mute, 1 must confess,
Before Btich lofty nerve.
His hands fall from the wheel; he look*'
no more
To see  what  reef  or shoal  may  bo
What narrow channel there may be
to thread,
What  jagged rocks mny jut  out  from
tho shore!
What  message is it that tho leadsmen
" Mark   Twain! "    The troubled  en
gines cease to throb,
The song the breezes sang ends in a
The trip is done—the world has lost a
On lips he taught to smile the laughter
The sun shines with a lesser, fainter
Along  the   shores  where   mirth   wus
spread a  lOW,
Snd murmur passes, and. with tear dim
mod eyes,
Men look out on the stream, yet, while
tliey gaze,
In silence shale the comforting belief
That, safe  in  port,  bovoud  the  lusl
dread reef,
Hi- soul is gladdened by n Captain's
- S. [-J, Kiser. in Chicago Kocordllerald
Vou is the train I usod to take
lit the good old days of yore,
Whou I went homo for love's dear sake.
I who go home uo more.
The station lights fiarn in the wind,
The night is blurred with rain.
And there wus some one, old and kind.
Who will uot come again.
oh, that's au Irish voice I hear,
And that's an Irish face,
And these will come when dawn is :iear
To tho beloved place,
And these will see when duy is gray
And lightest winds nro still
The coastline by Dublin Bny
With exquisite hill on hill.
I would not follow if 1 might
Who oiimo so oft of old;
No window-pane holds me a light,
Tlie warm hearth-firo is cold.
There is tho train t used to tako.
lie blest from shore to shore,
0 land of love and of heartbreak!
Hut T go heme no more.
—Katharine Tynan, iu .MeLure's
Lady Brilliant."    W.  D. Banrdmon
Toronto;    Jno,    Stewart,    Westmouut
CJeo.  Pepper, Toronto;  Dr.  IJ. E, Web"
sfer.   Ottawa,   and   several   others   had
not be the slight  ' horses nf merit in the ring but wero not
successful in carrying off many of tho
e defeated me  I   prizes.
you mi your elec        Perhaps no feature of tho show was
so  exciting as  the  saddle  classes,  and
lor  particularly in hunters and jumpers.   It
[ was  interesting and  exciting tu  watch
o'u [ tlie  horses jump the  hurdles,  farmers
1 like to keep thoir horses trained nut  to
! jump, bat  ihis class of horses are actually   taught  to  lie  "hreochy."   Here
ihe men are not alone in the game but
: the ladies ulsu can sit the saddle while
I the hurse takes a four foot Hy through
! the air.   The contest fur the high jump
1 was the  most  exciting of all.    Three
: horses were entered for this. Placing the
t.    i hurdles   at   live   feet,   high   they   wore
1 gradually   raised   till   they   were   seven
but I foot high.   At this height "Confidouco"
took a sail through the nir and cleared
the hurdle with his rider!    Pew fnrmers
would like tn guarantee to keep him in
a pasture field.    Wo is the property of
(.'row iS: Murray, Toronto.    Tho championships for the hunters were: Heavy-
Yoar DrtutBiat Will Tell Yoa
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Strengthens Weak Eyes. Doesn't Smart,
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Murine ln Your Eyes and in Raby'«
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VOL. 1
No. 31!
Get the Best and You Get a Buck-Eye
It oostH no moro to smoke a good cigcr than a bad une.
It's simply a matter of testing nut individual makes until you come to
tho one that most nearly approximates to your idea of a perfect smoke.
Then you eenso your investigations, tie right, up to that particular brand,
aad smoke it for the rest of your natural life.
You will recognize it when yuu come to it. by its mild, delicious, fragrant
and satisfying flavor, by its perfect shape and color, and hy the senrlet label
on the box, bearing in its centre the word "BUCK-EYE."
It would he a foolish waste of time and money for us to go on impressing
on vou the superiurity of THK BUCK-EYE if the cignr wouldn't stand thc
No amount of advertising roaches even the dignity of u flash-iu-the-pan,
that, hasn't got the goods behind it.
We have the goods!
You needn't take our word for it.
Ask nny ono of the hundreds of thousands throughout. Western Canada
thnt regularly ask for and insist ou gntting the BUCK-EVE.
Or, better still, go to it yourself and ask for
The Best Ten Cent Cigar in the Market—and
You'll Get the BUCK-EYE
NO. 4266
After Being Laid Up With Great Pain
fer Tan Daya, Belief was Gained
Inatantly hy Applying
One at the most minidistressing noei-
deats that ean befall one in a lmd ankle
or wrist sprain. "If 1 hail ouly known
of ' Nervilino' enrlior, 1 eonlil have saved myself an enormous amount of pain,
and many agonizing nights of sleeplessness." Thus writes P, P. tjulnn, a
young farmer liviug near Brockville. "1
tunilile.l from a
hay loft to tho
barn floor and
sprained iny right
aukle ami left
wrist. Thoy
swelled rapidly
und caused excruciating pains. It was not convenient to
Kto the city, and tho liniment in the
use was useless. When 1 got Norvi-
liae relief enmc quiokly. It took down
tke swelling, relieved the pain, and gave
me wonderful comfort,
"I can recommend Nervilino t'or
•trains, bruises, swellings, muscular
pains, and sore buck. 1 have proved
It a sure cure in such cases."
Think what It might some day mean
to you to have right in your home,
ready for nn accident or emergent sickness, a bottle or two of Nerviliue. (let
it to-day. In two si2.es, Title and '.'.'ic, all
dealers or The Cutiirrkor-iuc (lo., Kingston, Out.
Sill WILLIAM CHRISTIE, tho Astronomer Royal, quitted Greenwich
Obsorvntorv, after forty years'
service, on October 1st. In aa inter-
view, ho explained that great progress
had been made in his time through the
developments In photography. Some
years ago, eighteen observatories hail
token upon themselves the task of making a chart of the sky. Tho section of
tke sky allotted to it in the recognised
catalogue 25,9.84 Btars. Greenwich has
aow completed its portion of Uie work,
aad bv the aid of photography has
counted 719,088 stars in the soetton.
It merely means thnt combined tol
atopic und photographic power were
probing the heavens deeper than ever
"What," ho was ask0(1, "has bee*
the principal discovery in your term of
"The outer satellite of Jupiter," replied Sir William. "Wc discovered it
in February, 1008, and wc did it through
MANY of the birds of South America
have tho regular)",' formed habit
of meeting periodically ln the
same place for the purpose of dancing,
Some "ing ft* they dance, others accompany thu refrain by something mi
questionably like Instrumental maeic.
The rupi.'iila dances alone. Birds of
this species tango themselves in a circle
around level mossy, or soft ground,
and one of litem, bright with orange
and vivid Hcnrlot plumage, leaves the
circle and advances to the centre of the
apace with the dignity of a courtier
dancing a minuet, his wings spreatl and
Mil like a fan, llo begins slowly, then
gradually increasing speed, terminates
hie performance by leaping and whirling
uotil he falls from exhaustion.
LA MODE, taken in hor must gracious spirit and afforded
every opportunity of irreproachable expression, io unquestionably attractive. If tho tmccuBHful winter wounon,
an prophesied, comes to pass, it will make history as one
notnble in every way for bountiful evening toilettes.
Tho picturesque high wnist Empire frock is a feuding note,
This slim classic style Duds oovotable expression in both
transparent stud's and soft siitins, enhanced by exquisite em
broideries. Thero is a dolicate orchidee mauve ninon arranged in double tunic form -over a clinging satin skirt, each
overdress outlined by n curious medieval embroidery arranged in a succession of plaques, alternately square and oblong,
tho former worked with closely mussed gun metal bends and
ribbon embroidery, and tho other with a soft gold galea rib-
bun. Although giving the impression of weighing down the
ninon, this embroidery is of scarcely aany appreciable weight.
A strikingly effective alliance comprises an elephant grey
ninon, veiling an undordross of pure white satin, nnd hemmed
up at the sides to an extreme depth with black satin char
airi Tells How a Blotchy Skin Was
Cleansed by a Simple Wash
"I was ashamed of my face," writes
Miss Minnie I'iokurll of Mtaninhnw.
"It was ull full of pimples and scars.
but after using IX D. D. Prescription 1
ean say that now there is uo sign of that
K«.wmn, and Unit was three years ago."
D. D. IX has become so fnmtius ns a
cure und instiint relief in eczema and all
other serious skin diseases, that its
value is sometimes overlooked in clearing up rash, pimples, btnck-licuds, aud
all other minor forms of skin Impurities.
The fact is, that whilo 0. IX IX is so
penetrating that it strikes to the very
root of eczema or any other serious
trouble, the soothing Oil of Winter/
green, Thymol und other ingredients aro
so carefully I'oiiipiuiiidod that there is
uo wash for the skin made that can
compare with this great household remedy for every kind of skin trouble,
D. I>. 1). is pleasant to use, perfectly
harmless to the most delicate skin, and
absolutely reliable. Write D. P. IX
Laboratories, IVpt. R,P„ Ifl Colborno
Ht., Toronto, for a free trial bottle, and
prove its wonderful effectiveness.
For sah> by all druggists.
lei "Dick" Choose
Fill your bird's
eeed dish afresh
wilh Ihe seed you
have been using,
•Sen pul some of
BROCK'S within
•each, and see how
•niekly Dick picks
•ut Brock's.
He instinctively
chooses the food
that Is best Ior him,
Feed him for a
nonth on
Brock's Bird Seed Q
—let him enjoy the cake of Brock's
■fad Troat that comes In every bci
—and notice the improvement In his
plumage, health and song.
That will convince you that Brock's
la best.
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NAME  _  	
Front View of Blue Serge Costume
mouse, a graceful downward droop occurring back and front,
accentuated by a groat motif of ecclesiastical embroidery
worked iu gold Bilk,
Perhaps ono ef tliodaintiest inspirations is n pure white
satin eliarniosso, partially voiled by a tunic of polo son green
ninon, embroidered at the hem to a considerable depth with u
fairy-like Btitchor'y of beads ami diiuatite. Tho dclicat.
fragility of this embroidery recalls a spider's wob touched
with dew, nnil in a way scurcely describublo seems to liud
sympathetic response in llie lilmy Utile corsage, cut iu one
with the sleeves of the tines! black ehanlilly luce.
On a princess confection—tlmt is, au artistic mingling of
white laee, veiled in gold, and gold voiled in white luce—thore
is Introduced a bordering hem of skunk, altogether a regally
bountiful affair, skunk again lending a decorative iulliieneo
to a while satin gown, with a one-side drapery of black tulle,
the corsage to this also working out the fashionublc one-sido
The brocade lints in Did Worl.l colorings nnd mado up with
velvets and salins that harmonize are aiming tlio picturesque
tilings of the fall. There aro some lovely things iu the up
Itolstory departments for hats and dress trimmings. Those
Japanese silk brocades interwoven liliernlly with tinsel und
in patterns copied from auttqtto weaves arc lovely in the
extreme, but they cost money, and lots of it, Theso brocades
are woven ou hand looms, and are among the richest und
cholcost textures brought to this market. Homo of tlio most
ell'eetive are black with gold designs covering them. Then
there aro any. number nf French brocades, also copied from
antique pieces, many from priceless museum lengths, which
adaptable in u dozen ways to thc present Stylos.
Then the breakfast cap came back on the heels of a returned demand for evening caps, ami one of the most becoming
details of the dainty iiutlil was restored. Few women, unless
tliey have early appointments, do their hair for breakfast ns
Ihey wear in more conventional hours of the day. And tho
simple tittle Swiss cup with its frills falling over'tho negligee
arriiugenieut is a literal boon. Take the simplest littlo break
fast jacket or .-own off and add a dainty cap with lilions
to riqM.awn* color, and you have a get up that is flattering
to most faces unless thoy lie too matter-of-fact or severe.
One of tho simplest of cups is outdo of dotted Swiss eat
round, edged ull round with laee nud shirred into u frill that
outlines tho head in n froth of ripples. Nested among thc
shirring are little ribbon bows.
Ill evening cups there is a riot of dainty stylos. All those
old timers such aa thc iTultettos, the Dutch cap, the helmets,
the foB, and so on nd infinitum, are hero. Tho helmet with
its stiff ridge along the top and ils close-fitting side Is one
of the most elaborate In effect. It is made usually of mctullic
lace, nml Is trimmed with big wheel rosettes nt the enn*. Tho
fez is vory popnar, nnd is employed in tho caps that are worn
to the theatw under tlio picture hat, One of the plainest ia
mado of tarnished gold lace lined with pink. Tlio tassel in
Caps with soft draped crowns and points falling over
the frilled brims, the [mints muling in tassels, uro already bo
coming very familiar, To wear under thc picture hat, a cap
has, as a rule, u plain full crown of not—usually gold or silver
■and tho frill Ih more or less elaborate. The dnintiost trimming for these cups is tho quaint roses with outside petals of
tnruished tinsel.
Tho centre parting ia a feature of some of tho most becoming designs, aud is promised a very grout success in the near
future, \vhilo masses of clustering curls are well raised
abovo the nape of the neck, ringlets of various lengths arc
allowed to dangle where their effect is deemed most potent,
Aaif escaping from the rest a single strand falls over thc
temple or behind tho oar. Others, some short, some comparatively long, stray over the forehead, caught up beiicuth a
restraining scarf of sparkling gauze, a latticed band of brilliant crystals und lustrous pearls, nr a half wreath of beaded
flowers, ull of which arc worn Hat above Iho forehead with
classical austerity.
But that there ib uo element of real austerit,- in the aspect
of thc curled coiffure, though its origin muy be classical, and
though it is certainly tlm meet accompaniment of tho Empire
dress, goes without saying.
Ouo of tho surprises uf tho autumn season is the serious
rivalry that is noticeable between the bonnet uud the hat.
which will bo victorious iu the contest?
Tho bonnet certainly ninnes u vory stronir appeal. It is
quite in tho picture with the Umpire period of dress, now ill
the nscendiint, und is comfortable uud picturesque us well.
Moreover, mnny years ha\e passed since it wus regarded by
the milliners with so fiivoiuhlo an eye, und what they make
their speciul cure they eon produce in forms so charming that
to fall in love with them is woman's clear duty.
it is easy to gunge the special allurements of the bonnet
lliude of velvet und fur. What a bewitching frame it makes
for a pretty facel How delightfully the brlni recedes to reveal the features! After tin, hut tiiat left none of tho hair
and very littlo of the forehoad visible, shrouded Ihe eyes uml
cast a deep shadow over iho face, there is all the cliurin of
change about u typo of hea.lgear that commits none uf these
Of a certuiuty there is a very real beauty in the bonnet.
Someone Ims suid, however, that no one except n girl
can afford lo wear a bonnet. Why tho excessively trying
characteristics of the Minuet should ever have been associated
with woman ut any nge, except that of extreme youth, passes
the comprehension of sensible folk. For there is really no
kind of head covering more trying to the ageing face, more
cruelly unflattering, more unsuitable, morn vexatious. Tho
generous brim that hides dellciencies, softens the wriuklod
conntcniiiice, casts a becoming shadow over the face, and
invests its wearer with Ihe Qoiisolousuees Hint she is looking
ller best, is absent iu the bonnet, or so ciirtulled as to be
devoid of the desired effect. That is why only the youthful
enn afford to wear it.
It was as an adjunct of the motor-ear that women consented to try the discarded vogue Homo time ago, and in the
name of convenience it. made a new place for itself in Iheir
affections. When it was discovered thut eveu ill that connection it was u snare to nil snvo the prettiest and daintiest of
youthful creatures, it was set on one side in favor of the
turban, which, wedged well down over the head, and secured
by trusty pins and u big veil, is every bit as steady going n
kind of head covering as a bonnet with strings. So the field
upon which tho bonnet and thc hat meet as rivals should bo
peopled by just one section of tho community only—those
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No mode of dressing the hnir more completely captivates
tho affections of women than that of curling it, and though
from time, to time endeavors ure made to introduce rival
designs, their reign is usually brief.
At this moment the curl is nil supreme again, nnd nt the
theatres the most beautifully arranged coiffures seen are
those that exploit the many ways in which the carls are
capable of being arranged.
Blue Serge Costume with Black Soutache Braiding
whose birthdays,are few nud whoso beauty is indisputable.
The rest, with wisdom, will range themselves upon tho side
f the hill, built upon Ihe mosl artist ic Hues and made of thu
most picturesque materials, the velvets and furs that arc
suitable to the coming of winter.
IN no other place iu the world can one
see such evidence of the immense
amount of energy wasted ovor Impossible or impracticable si-hciucs as in
Ihe l'alcnt Ollice at Washington, iu the
United States. Two of these inventions
have reference to the safety of those
that ride behind horses.
Tho first is an expedient to prevent
horses from running away. The contrivance consists of u strong chain passed
about tho forelegs of the animal, ami
kept supported against his chest bv u
lino secured to Iho dashboard, If'the
animal tukes fright uud runs away the
line is simply loosened, allowing the
chain to full to the horse's knees. This
is expected In throw hira down ami
break his legs.
Another still more ingenious expedient aims not only at keeping the horse
from running uwuy, but at prelecting
him from exposure to storms and to the
rays of the sun, and ut wiving the
energy wasted in descending hills.
With a bold stroke Iho inventor left
nil conventIniinl methods behind, ilo
placed Iho horso under tho wugou in
stead of before it, arching the vehicle
above him. Tims Dm animal is pro
tccted from the weather and he does
uot obstruct tho view.
A strong canvas and leather hand
encircles the horse's body, the ends of
it being passed upward through the bottom of Ihe wagon and attached by
chains to u windlass above tho flooring,
With this device, should the horse attempt to run awny, or hnvo to descend
a sleep hill, the driver calmly turns the
crunk aud lifts the animal off its feet!
THK picture postcard manufacturer
is your rcul modern explorer. Vm
may flatter yourself that yon mud
a discovery when you happen in th.
courso of u foot tour upon a neighbor
hood so remote that neither you nor
uny of your acquaintances has ever
heard of its existence many miles distant from railway and main travelled
roods; but yon will find the picture
postcard awaiting yon at the four corners general store. Its manufacturer
has been there before you. He has explored tho place and 'caught with his
camera ull its secrets of rustic charm
and qniet, all its quaint delights of
creeper covered clapboard architecture.
Nothing escapes the man with the
commercial camera. He anticipates demand with nu abundant supply. Ho outstrips Ihe ubiquitous .Messrs Cook, ho
supplements Herr Bnedoeker, ho puts
to shame the topographical knowledge
of the oldest inhabitant, the sharpened
perception of the most romantic couple
in scurch of picturesque Bolitudc. Whore
insurance, sewing machine, and book
agents nre unknown his agents pone
trute, and return bearing negatives more
profitable than those given by tho native to those others, should thoy disturb
his simple peace. One sometimes utmost
wonders if there arc nut tricks in this
as in all other trades. Nature repeats
herself moro or less in her arrangements of trees and meadows and purling
brooks ngninst backgrounds of hills.
Bathing benches have u knuck of resembling each other in the animation
of the bathing hour. It is possible tbat
sometimes a negative is made In do
double aud triple service as a faithful
preseutiifent of widely separated localities, nnd under different names-
Is it tho picture itself or the contracted space it leaves for writing that
gives the picture postcard its vogue? Is
its popularity due to the prevalent interest in illustrations of nny and every
hind, or to the fact  that it furnishes
THK Detroit Press Press gives space
on its editorial puge to tho foi
lowing interesting eommiiiiication
from Tantnllon, in the Province of Saskatchewan:
.To the F.ditor:
A club of young Americans desire to
ask, through me, if you will nssist us
in n Bintriinonin! way. One of our members from your State proclaims the
excellent qualities of your fair sex.
There are no young ladies of marringe-
able nge hore, and we hnve among our
members wenlfliy young ranchers, fanners, merchants, grain dealers, stoi-kmeij,
owboys, civil engineers, railroad engineers and conductors, telegmph operators, and our learned doctor of modi
ino, every one of whom is in a position
to abundantly provide for a nice home.
After much consideration we urrived at
this idea; and if you will publish Ibis
letter for us wo will feel under deep
obligations, promising to give all replies timely and respectful consideration, for be it  known that our club is
Mil. ANDREW (,'AUXKOIK is not tho only millionaire who
has determined to "die poor." His bosom friend, Dr.
D. K. Pearsons, of Now York, who, after earning a
modest livelihood us a medical practitioner, mndo $111,0(10,000
by buying real estate and timber, has made a similar resolution. Hut he is finding it a dilhciilt matter lo get rid of his
wealth, and oven now, after giving away with a luvish hand
for over twenty years, he liu.ls thai, he still has $5,000,000
to dispose of. And as ho is ninety yeurs of ago. it is quite
possible that he will fail in his determination to dio poor. Tho
aged philanthropist, however, is firmly convinced that he
will live to the age of 100, and that he will bo able to get
rid of his millions in that time.
Certainly ho does not lack suggestions from outside. Last
month ho received un fewer thau 5,000 begging-letters, mostly
from worthless people. "There are hogoars of all kinds," ho
aaya. "Mothers with daughters approaching tho marriage
age novo sent mn photographs, asking mo to provido thom
with a marriage portion."
Like Air. Carnegie, Dr. Pearsons has given a great deal
of money to education. Forty-Savon colloges and institutes
of learning arc what he culls "bin children," for ho bus uo
real offspring of his own. They are scattered throughout
twenty-four States, and rango from a seminary in New England, whore he attended school us a bov, across to tho Pacific
When llollowny's I'orn t'lire is applied to a corn or wart it kills the
roots and tho enlloslty comes out without injury to the flosn.
No. in George St, Sorel, Que.
"For seven years I suffered trem
womb disease and dreadful torturing
pains, and I had constant Dyspepsia aal
Chronic Constipation—the latter so had
that sometimes I weat ten days withotH
action of the bowels. Six different do*
tors treated me and for a year I waa as
bed, constantly facing death. Then
my husband coaxed tue to try "Pratt.
a- ti res " and this medicine, and nothing
else, cured me aad saved my life,"
50c. box—6 for Jl jo— or trial boa
Ijc.—at dealers or from Hniit-e-ttvse
Limited, Ottawa.
composed of gentlemen of ambition and
honor. Thanking you iu advance for
your kindness, 1 remain,
Yours very respectfully,
Willis P. Sherman
(Por the Tun ta lion Club)
The Fiee Press thou comments on this
commiinicutinu as follows:
"As we have 110 eligible and marriageable young Indies ut our own disposal, wo submit this respectful com*
iiiiinicatiun to thc consideration of such
young persons of the fair sex, us out
correspondent justly und gallantly calls
it, ns muy be at thoir own disposal.
The Michigan member of the Tuutalloa
Club, who so valiantly testifies to the
excellent qualities of Michigan women,
is eternally right. We have them ia
abundance. What pert-outage of them
uro at the present time freo to entertain the gallant overture of the forlorn
TantalloiiH, we are not precisely informed. Hut we can assure them that Saskatchewan is a country of great possibilities, and we feel that the "young
Americans" of that town are all thai
is  described   by   our   correspondent—
•gentlemen nf ambition and honor"—
who hnvo every prospect of carving
out fortunes for themselves in that riea
In assisting in this good cause, ws
aro performing n patriotic duty* for,
though it involves temporary exile, it
implies n repatriation by filling tbs
Canadian North West with the product
f the proposed marriages, and an ultimate annexation to the United States
f n vast portion of North Ameriea
which is filling up rapidly with Americans. Wo trust tho Tuntullon Club will
keep us informed of the results of this
efficient effort to conquer Canada by
An Oil Without Alcohol.—Some oils
nud mnny medicines have alcohol as a
prominent ingredient. A judicious mingling of six essential oils compose the
famous Dr. Thomas' Kclectric Oil, and
there is un alcohol in it, so that its
effects are lasting. Thero is no medicia-
nded that enn equal this
     Ill   Oil    lipiHl!
an acceptable, and accepted, substitute WI in ils preventive and healing power
for social uud conjugal correspondence
in the luzy iluys 01 summorf Does it
primarily meet n sentimental or a utilitarian need? We know thnt iu its
wider international scope it has still
another function—that of gratifying
the vanity which lirst found expression
n the label bedecked suitcase. Hut
whatever the motive, the use of the picture postcard has become a pretty custom.
■   '.wd'Aii,--i [51.
,v Monewe
Look how much "Black Knight" Stove
Polish you get for 10c.
None of your stingy little tins of fine
powder (that must be mixed with water) or
a hard cake (that must be scraped)—bnt a
big generous tin ot coal black paste, that is
easily applied, and bunds into a brilliant, lasting
thine alter a few rubs.
Yon certainly do get 10c. worth Of the beat
stove polish, in the big 10c. cans of "Black
Send us tec. for a large can postpaid If your
dealer does sol  handle  "Black  KalgliL"
TIE V. F. DAIXEV CO. LIMITED, ■aatlllea. Oat.
totort ot too tomtos "list" It— fettt. mm.
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T. IE. IB-A.T.E3
The Big Store
Special ClothingOffer
For Pay=Day.
Our stock of clothing
is too heavy, and for
are offering all clothing
This is a
and it affords you a
great opportunity to secure an up-to-date suit
of the very latest style
and pattern at
Prices tha', will astound the most
shrewd Bargain-Hunter.
Don't forget the place. The opportunity is Yours.
Sin Leiser k Co, 1
MAY 24th and 25th
$2,000 IN PRIZES
Field Sports, Regatta, Football, Baseball, etc.
Five-mile and Twelve-mile road racgs for Silver Trophy.
Excursion Eates from all Points.
Entries for all events must be handed in to the Secretary not latej
than Monday, May 20th.
MAYOR SHAW, Chairman. ROBERT NAYLOR, Secretary.
Is now open for business
with a nice fresh stock of
every thing good to eat.
Men's Pit Boots, Underwear,
Overalls, Shirts, Etc., Etc.
McRae, Acton & Hayman
Dunsmuir Avenue.
(Siddall's Tailor Shop.)
It will pay you to vait until our agent calls
upon you with catalogues of the best piano,
Gerhard Heintzman
■Canada's Premier Piano.
We   have just received another large shipment.      Sold   on easy monthly   payments.
Fletcher Bros.
The Music House,    Nanaimo, B.C.
FOUND—On bi-aeh, n w-boat* kesl 16
f. st; baaoi ft (set: buil- by Turner, Van
conver.    Apply
.1,1. BANNERMAN, Cumm, B 0.
FOR SALE—3J miles from Cum
berlaml, 20 acres of extra good land,
good for either fruit or vegetables.
Will sell either whole or divide in 10
acre blocks. 16 acres cleared. Apply
N. HARVEY. Happy Valley
NOTICE is hereby Riven thst the
next meeting of the Board of License
Commissioners of the City of Cumberland, 1 intend to apply for a renewal of
the hotel license held by me for the New
Kngland lintel, aituated on the east hal
uf lut 3, in block 3, Cumberland Town
Dated this 11th day uf May, 1912.
NOTICE is lien by given that at the
nuit meeting uf the Board of License
Cummiaiiiiners for the City of Cumber
Uml 1 intend to apply for a renewal of
the hotel license held by me for the Wav
erly hotel, situate on Dunsmuir Avenue,
Cumberland, FRANK DALLOS,
D.ted this ll'h day of May, 1912.
ply to Mrs. C.
-Nice quiet rooms. Ap-
A.   Walker, Cumber-
Notice is hereby given thnt all direct
connections of flush closets with the
eity sewers is strictly forbidden. .rliiy
person or persons using flush closets
must provide septic tanks, the overflow
of which may be couneoted with tbe
city sewers.
By order of the City Council,
A. UcKINNON, City Clerk.
City Hall, April 9tk, 1912.
Lunches Served
at All Hours. :
Successor to A. McKinnell.
Ice Cream,
Cigars and
McKinnell's Old Stand,
Dunsmuir Ave, CUMBERLAND
Notice iS tii'rehy  given   thnt the
jCity Pound By-law will in future be
enforced.    Milch cows only, ate allow
ed to run at large from seven in the
morning until eight in the afternoon
of eaoh day. By order of City Council.
A. McKinnon, City Clork.
City Hall, April 24th, 1912
P. O. Box 100
Late J. N. McLeod
A'HIS Store will be extended and several new
&r departments added, and will shortly reopen with a large and complete stoc* of everything
appertains to a general business, and will be run
on the lines of
W. A. Wagenhauser
Good Meals Comfortable Rooms
Fragrant Cigars    Choice Liquors
Courteous Treatment.
Dunsmuir Ave.
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve 17,000,000
Drafts Issued In any euprenoy. payable all over th* world
highest current rates allowed on deposit* of VI and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.O., Branch-   -   -    OPEN DAI'-"
D. M. Morrison.  Manager
Wm. H.Hoff,  Manager.
Synopsis of Coil Mining Regulation
COAL milling rights of tha Dominion
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Albarta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terri
turiea and in a portion oi tha Province of
British Columbia, may balaasad for a term
of twenty-one years ar tn annual rental of
81 an acre. Not more than 2,500 aores
will be leased to ono applicant.
Application foraleate must be mad* by
the applicant in person to the Agent or sub
Agent of the district in which tht rights
applied for are situated,
In surveyed territory the land must be
.Inscribed by sections,or legal subdivisions
nf auctions, and in unsurveyed territory
the tract applied for shall be staked out by
theapp'iosut himself.
Each application must be accompanied
by a f«e < .f g5 which will be refunded if the
. ights Hpplled fur are not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable uutput of the mine at the
rale of live cunts per ton.
Tlie person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent wilh sworn returns so-
uuuiing for the full quantity of meroh
unable coal mined and piy the royalty
thereon. If the coal ininiag rights are
not being operated, such returns shall be
fi.ri isliuil at least once a year.
The lt>a*e will include the coal minim.
riglita only, but the lessee may be permit-
nil to purchaae ohaterer available sur
faco rigMs may be considered necessary
for the w. rkingof the mine at the rate of
glO (Wallace.
For full information application should
he made tn the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or tu  auy
Agent orSuli Agent of Dominion Lauds
W   W, CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N B- Unauthorised publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
lo, Kclowna, Ladysmith, Nanaimo,
Nelson, New Westminster, Fcachlantl,
Prince Rupert, Penticton, Revelstoke,
Rosslanrl, Salmon Arm, Summerland,
Vancouver, Vernon, and Victoria.
Candidates must be British subjects
between the ages of 21 and 80, if (or
Third-clasa Clerks; and between 16 aod
21, it (or Junior Clerks or Stenographers.
Application) will not be accepted it
received later than the 16th June
Further information, together with
aplicatiun forms, tuny be obtained from
the undersigned.
Section 7 of the "Civil Service
Act" provide! that temporary
clerka and stenographers, who
have not been regularly appointed
by Order in C ounoil must pass this
Rsijistrar, Civil (Service,
Victoria. B.C., 1st May, 1012.
The qualifying examinations (or
Tlmd-class Clerks, Junior Clerks, and
Stenographers will be held at the
following places, eommencing on Tut s-
day, the 2nd July next:—Armstrong,
Ohilliwack, Cumberland, Duncan,
Golden, Grand Forks, Kamlooqs, Kas-
SEALED TENDERS addressed to
tlie Postmaster General, will be received at Ottawa until noon on Friday,
the 31st day of May, for the conveyance of Hia Majesty's Mails, on a proposed contract for four yetirs, at the
frequency descsibed in the notices issued, 'between CUMBERLAND
1ES CO. LTD., from the 1st July
Printed notices cniiuainiiig further
information us to conditions of proposed Con tract, may be setu nnd blank
forms obtained ut the Post Office of
CUMBERLAND and at the office o(
the undersigned.
Post Office Inspector's Office
Victoria, B. C, 12th April, t?12.
E. H. Flitchm,
P. 0. Inspector.


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