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Array About 100 yds Vol. Laces
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Subscription price 81.50 per year
Died Suddenly At His
Home On Last Friday Evening
Monthly lust was h day wliicli will
long Im remembered by tho inhabitants ol ilto Comox Valley. On thst
day there took place the funeral nf nne
of Comox "oldest timers" snd one of
ihe most respected citizens of the district OliarlesBriilgeB, familiarly known
throughout the Valley as 'Chsrlis'
was taken ill suddenly on Thursday
evening last, nnd despite the untiring
efforts of liis wife and family and the
tloctor to prolong a life so dear to all
to whom he was known, he passed e-
Way the following Friday evening at
11.15 o'clock; his illness thus luting
less than twenty-four hours. The day
upon which lie was taken ill he spsat
in Courtenay, and many of bis friends
remarked how singularly healthy and
well whs his appearance- It would in
deed lie hard to final a more striking
example and proof of the truth of the
words, "In the Midst of Life we are in
The funeral was timed to leave the
family residence at Sandwick at 2
o'clock on Monday, but it was some
thirty minutes later when a start was
made. The funeral arrangements from
tlie time of leaving the residence were
iu the hands of Hiram Lodge, No. 14,
A. F. alt A. M., of which Mr. Bridges
was a prominent member. There
were also present a large number of
Minolta from Cumberland and other
A piocesa'on was formed and his
Brother Masons marching in single
til., around the casket hsd one last
look at 'Charley'; not only this, but
the Masonic ceremony at the grave-
stilt* was most impressive. Upon arrival ut the church ihe funeral party
was met by tho Reverend Willemar.
Tho church wns crowded to overflow
ing and many were unable to gain admission. The Reverend Laffere, of
Cuml'crlaiid, assisted the Reverend
Willemar in conducting the burial ser
vice within tho church. The procession wub re-formed at the church door
and proceeded up the hill to the burial ground,
Upon the conclusion nf the burial
service an address was given in a moat
aide mantier by Bro. J. B. Holmes, of
Comox, and indeed it would have been
difficult to fiud among the large nnin-
ber present u single eye without tears
when that gentleman placed in the
grave a lambskin apron. As has already been stated tho whole ceremony
was most impressive and will be remembered for many a long day.
It waiultl be a much more easily se-
oomplished task to mention the names
of those who wero not present than to
enumerate those who were, for as one
gentleman present remarked, "every-
one in the Valley was there."
Mr. Bridges being a Shriner, th*
nviiibora of the Hiram Lodge decided
that all the pall bearers should be
Shriiiers.   Thoy were as follows:
Brothers ,1. R. Johnston, Courtenay; J.N. McLeod, I* A. Mounce, J
T. E. Palmer, John Mutthews, Cumberland; Thos. Hudson, Union Bay.
Other members aaf the Shrine present were, Brothers Charles Parnham
of Cumberland and Alf Home of
Union Bay
A largo number of floral tributes
were received from all parts of the
From his loving wife and family, a
floral pillow; Hiram Lodge, No. 14, A.
F. alt A. M. Masonic emblem; Cyrus
Chapter, 142, Cumberland, Masonic
emblem; Mr. Steve Jones and members of Oizel Temple, anchor; Mr. and
Mr. Robt. Grant and family, crass;
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Mounce, wrearh;
Mr. and .Mrs. J. R. Johnston, wreath;
Regular Session of City
Fathers Held Last
Monday Night
Last Monday night Alderman Parnham, Banks, Willard and the Mayor
were present at the regular meeting of
the Council.
The minutes nf th* laat meeting
were adopted as read.
Th» following accounts were placed
befor* |k* meeting:—
Islander... I   3.00
Klectricllajht W.M
Mennie* Potter    100
Colliery Co.    2.00
R.GrauUCo,  I860
New Fnf^ead Hotel...   178
Telephone Co 80
Constable Cray's report was a*
Scavenger    1104.80
Night watchman....   4180
Police Court.    J9.00
Brewery..    10.00
Hall Kent    30.00
Dog Tax      6.00
Scales.. 80
Debcalure* for sewer loan having
been paid were returned by Royal
The Council was of the opinion that
there was no. cause why Manager
Curtis ahould be ia arrears, and it waa
moved and seconded that he be notified to pay up back rent within twenty
four hours.
Na action waa taken reg..rdiag invi
tation tn FireChief to attend the regul
ar annual convention of Fire Chiefs to
to be held in Vancouver in September
The Mayor and City Clerk were au
thoriied to arrange with bank for overdraft.
The property recently in the city
limits is valued a* follow*:—
City buildings I 8000.00
School property.... 12000.00
Clinton's property   8000.00
Poolroom by-law passed third reading.
The work of shingling the eity build
inga wat reported as progressing by
the Board of Works.
The Chief of Police will be instructed to open Council Chambers on
band practice nights.
Moved, by Alderman Willard, seconded by.Alderman Parnham, that
Aldermen Stewart and Maxwell be
notified to be present at the next
regular meeting of the Council to
give re»86tSs*'why their seats as aldermen of Cumberland should uot be
declared vacant.
There being no further business
the Council adjourned.
■ a) aa
The Big Store is offering exceptional values for pay-day and following
Mr. and Mra. Robert Ahrams, wreath;
Mr, and Mr*. Sam Creech, cross; Mr,
and Mrs. Harry Creech, spray; Me*
art T. Hudson and Alf Home, Mason-
io emblem; Mr. and Mrs. J. Stewart,
wreath; Mr. and Mrs, Hobb, wreath;
Mr. G. R. Bates, spray; Mr. and Mrs.
John Mstthews, spray; Mr, and Mrs.
A. A. Kavis, wreath; Mr. Oeo.Clinton
cross; Mr. and Mr* Crawford wreath;
Mr. Lindsay McAllister, spray; Mr.
and Mrs. Miller, exeunt; Mr. and
Mrs. Shnpland, spray, Mr. and Mrs.
Roe, spray; Mr. and Mrs, Ed Crotch,
cross; Mr. and Mrs P. Whelan, spray;
Mr. and Mrs. Jaa. Parkins, cross, and
and several other* to which there were
no card* attached.
Mr. Bridge* leave*  a widow and
five children to mourn his loss.
"The Grand old Truths of Masonry
From him no more you'll hear."
Baseball Game To Be
Pulled Off To-
To-mnrrow th* Pilseners' team of
this city lock horns with the hall toss
ers from Ladysmith in the Unit game
ot the home and home series of games
arranged between the two team*.
According to a telegram received
ou Monday last, the Ladysmith team
will arrive by the" Cowichan to-morrow, and they will be in fine fettle fur
the game.
The Pilseners are two well known
to comment upon, as a perusal of the
line-up will show that the manage
went have picked a strong team.
Baseball ha* not been receiving the
support ot the public in the past that
the game warrant*, find it it up to the
fans to turn nut eirmasae to.uiorrow
and cheer the boys to victory.
The game starts st eleven sharp,
snd the batters to Compete against
Ladysmith are aa follows:—
John Stent Pitcher
Jama* Peralme... Rea.Pitcher
Willie Raines Catcher
B. Clark Re*. Catcher
Seymour Abrams, Rt. Field
Stanley Shortstop
Thos. Watkins,...Third Bate
Luther Chamben,Centro8eld
Geo. Richardson L.'ftfleld
M. Taylor Second Bate
Reserve fielders, "Sunny" Hunberg
and Grant and Lewis.
Will   Likely  Eeceive
Nomination For
It i* admitted from all parts of the
district that Thos. K. Bate would be a
sure winner of th* Comox-Atlin.
No stronger candidate cuuld b* found,
net only would he have th* Conservative vote, but wtiuld have a large share
of the Liberal and Socialist vote taa
swell his majority which no other candidate outside thit district could get.
Mr. Bate understands the want* and
requirements of thi* district, at very
few men do, and it ie admitted thst he
would be fair and just to all parte of
the constituency without fear or favor;
and we have no hesitation in stating
that if Mr. Bate wina at the Convention, which we think he will, he will
hav* on election day the lergest majority ef vote* ever polled in thit district.
So far 8. N. Newton of Prince Ru
part it the only man in the field for
th* Consarvativ* nomination; but from
all part* of the district reports come in
that Mr. Thos. K. Bate ia by far the
strongest man and stands ths best
chance of receiving- the nomination for
Conservative candidate.
Prominent Vancouver
Beal Estate Man
Pays penalty
John George Allen, a real estate a
gent of Vancouver, appeared before tin-
Cumberland aMsgistrate on Thursday
charged with shooting game during
tho close season, and was fined 920
for tho offense with f 27 expenses.
It appears that the grouse fountl in
his automobile wss shot near Alberni,
but he managed to escape the authorities there and they tried lo intercept
him at Nanaimo by telegram, but the
game wardens just missed, so they tel
egrsphed to the Provincial Policeman
stationed here, Provincial Constable
Stevenson, who again just missed intercepting them however lie was equel
to the occasion by at once securing
the assistance of Provincial Constable
Davidson of Courtensy, and started
for Campbell River in pursuit, where
they very cleverly caught up, overhauled the auto, finding the grouse in
his possession, he confessed to having
shot them, exhonersting the friends
who were with him hy declaring that
he alone was guilty of the breach of
the game laws.
The police then brought Lim to
Cumberland for trial.
Visiting cards at the Islander office.
Tuesday night
Thursday night
Saturday night
Sunday, per Cowichan 9 a.m.
Wednesday—6.00 a.m.
Friday—6.00 a.m.
Saturday—4.16 p.m.
Sunday, 2.16 p.m. sharp
What Is Doing In Local Sporting
Last Tuesday night too of the junior
football teams, tbe Sideeteppera and
Heavy Kickers met in a royal battle
tots* which team wu the superior.
The Sidesteppers won the tow and chose
io kick np the hill the tint half. When Ihe
whistle blew both town went into the
game with both feet and occasionally with
their bands too, but after 16 minutes
play D. Nelliat fouud the goal with a
good ahot which counted for the Heavy.
When play wat resumed they again
strove to score bot coulal not penetia e
the Sidesteppers detente.
In the second half tbe Sideatep,e-s
prettad hard but the backe and goal
keeper alwaya teemed to be there at the
right time, the goal keeper aaviug many
good thou. The game tnded 1.0 in fav-
aar of the Heavy Kiekera.
Ben Reese made an excellent refine.
The Pilsener team are trying to arrange
for a tour of tbe Southern end of the
Island for the first week in September.
Union Bay trimmed the Denman la-
land ball teaser* last Saturday evening
at Union Bay.
Arrangements    Being
Made For Imposing Edifice
On last AVednesalay evening a spe
cial meeting of Coniatx Aerie, No. 1068
Fraternal Order of Raglos, was held in
the I.O.O.F. Hall.
The object nf the meeting being for
the purpose of discussing the building
of a hall for the Order, which is need-
oil very much, the present place of
meeting being most inadequate to accomodate the present large membership.
After considerable discussion, and
receiving the report of the Hall Committee, with Mr, F.Rnmsay, chairman,
the Aerie went into a committee the
whole, a vole being taken which carried almost unanimously iu favor nf a
hall being erected.
The citizens of Cumberland may
now expect to tee in the near future a
stately building going up in a prominent location on our main thoroughfare.
It is intended to rush the building
to completion as quiekly as possible
so that even thing will be in ship
shape style and ready for entertainments and lodge meetings by the
Mrs.   Charles B. i.iges   anal   family
wish to otter their heartfelt thanks to
all for the kind sympathy shown them
iu their recent very sad bereavement.
West Lawn, Sandwick, 11. C.
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this office not later than
10 a. m. on Thursday.
a ■
FOR SALE-20 ft. motor launch, 6:7
horse power, two cylinder Fairbanks-
Morse engine, guaranteed in good shape
and practically new; also boat house.
Apply this a Sice.
"Ah I The sleepy miner ia at it again;
ha haa overslept, and now he it kicking
himself because he did not boy a 'Big
Ban.' "It is payday to day and I will
buy a 'Big Ben," it coats only 13.00."
Mr. Frank Jayne and daughter Miss
Charlotte Jayne, were passengers by the
outgoing steamer on Wednesday maiming bound for Vancouver.
.Mrs, T. Horbury and Mist Minnie left
on Wednesday morning on a visit to
All subscriptions due Tax Islani.hk
are payable at thia ollioo.
WANTED—Boy to learn the prinlii g
trade; must be amiirt, take an interest in
hia work, and make himself generally
uatful. Good opportunity for the right
one. Apply at the utliee of Th- Iilaniikk
l'lBi.isniso CoMMXY, Cumberland.
FOR SALE—The Cumberland Cafe.
For particular! apply at the Cafe.
Mra. Simmt will resume giving piano
foie lessons Sept., 4th, any time by »p
pointmeut except Tueadaya.
FOUND-A brown coat nn the diamond drill road that goes to Bayne
Sound River. The c at contains a pipe
tobacco pouch and oigarette case, owner can have aame by paying fur adver
tisement and proving property. Apply
Vendome Hotel, Cumbeiland.
Mr. and Mra Simma don't intend
to reside in Conia.x before next August.
The Conservatives aaf Cumberland, Comox slid Courtenay haae selected their
delegates to attend the Convention next
va e ineeda) al Nanaimo.
Through lack of space we are compelled te leave out an intereatiug letter
fn m "Cilir.au," which will appear in our
next issue.
Personal And    Other
Locals of Daily
Lut week Mist M. Abram* ot thi* (ity
and Mite M. Brown, ot Union Bay, leaf*
on a visit to tht former's sitter* ia Vancouver.
Mn. J. Dyket it spending a few day*
in Nanaimo.
G. W. Clinton returned from Victoria
laat Tuesday night.
Mist Lena Cesaford left laat Titian
day morning on a visit to frltad* rt
Denman Itland.
Mrs. Lacy and Mn. Berry who have
been on a visit to Mrs. Tko*. Riekna,
left for their home ia Vancouver ea tart
Mn. D. Piket arrived home from » vie
it to Vancouver this week.
BiUie Oadman, wall known ia bexlag
circles and Dave Shaw, left last Wedaat-
day en route for Auttnlia.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Mono** Ml Us*
Wednesday morning on a visit to */*>•
Harry C. Event, better known as
"Fatty," haa taken up bit reeideoce «a>
the Island having recently moved fret*
Prince Rupert. "Fatty" has bean bet*
before and is well and favorably known,
having tuned and *ep aired piano* and or-
gaua fear many well known people ef
Cumberland and district who have no
hesitation iu recommending him at a thor
oughly practical expert piano and organ
tuner and repairer. He will be I* Cumberland in a few daya. Don't forget hia.
See ad on another page.
Mn. Chas. Segrave and daughter Mil*
Eileen, who have been visiting Mn. W.
J. Miller, of Little River, returned beet
on lut Sunday after having apart a ■cat
enjoyable two week'a vacation. They
were accompanied back by Matter Jack
Miller, who will be their guest for • est-
pie of weeks.
We regret very much to learn of Mi.
Ricardo Mellado having met with *
moat painful accident A few day* age
hi was working with a survey party biasing tbe way with an axe, and by come
means or other the implement slipped
which resulted in making a severe gsaa
on hit anklt and necessitating him betas
laid upforaome time.
Laat Sunday morning Neil Boyd aad
Jean liapiitto Vanark had a slight ditto-
erence of opinion with the malt that
.Iran Baptitu wu butchered upeceeitler-
ably. At a raultof tkemlaaapBoyd
waa fined (10 and eoate by Judge Ab-
nma on Tuesday morning.
At the baseball gams lut Sunday the
Stan defeated Union Bay by a scale  ef
Arrived this week—Ladiu' wub Brits,
Patent Leather and Elastic Belts, Dutch
Collars, Veila, Motaar Scarfs, and Diet*
Trimmings, at Cajibsll Bros.
Charlie Sing Chung'a new oath dot*
will be open on next Saturday,  Aig,,
18th. The goedt mil be sold at the
lowest prices, including tilk good* of ail
kindt.    Store at Chinatown.
New Fit-Rite Clothing for men tad
boya Ohildren'a new lereey Suite ta*
cuhmere knit at |2 per auit, just opened up at Campbell Bros.
Do not fail to call into the Blw
Store and secure some of the splendid
bargains offering on pay-day. THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. B.C.
The Inner Blood
(Louis J, Stollmano in San FFraneisco Argonaut.)
Bradley Jaynos was n poward,
Ever since* Ife"'could remember thia
conviction dwelt ■ in his consciousness
like a secret disease. As a child he was
afraid of darkness—not like other
Children, who cry a little whilo, and
then fall asleep. Por him there were
long, terror-laden vigils, when he lay
conjuring upy..viigoe, unknown dangers
—afraid to nip ''As he grew older this
abated, hut Itjitij not ceuse, and a host
of other fears assailed him. Ile .seldom
rode on a train without anticipating all
the horrors of a wreck; the peculiar
sensation one feels iu a swiftly moving
elevator watt, to him an actual pain, The
slightest altercation with a fellow-being,
condemnation, uukiuducss, misinterpre
tation of his motives,, disturbed him beyond measure. The sight of blood almost prostrated him.
Perhaps the most remarkable feature
of it all was the fact that .layuos inana
ged to keep it hidden from the world.
By the exercise of every ounce of self
control at his command, he hnd, thus
far, succeeded in appearing outwardly
calm. Rut it was ever a victory won by
so narrow a margin that he feared it
might not serve on tlie next occasion.
He began a lierce concentrated search
for the cause of his abnormality. It
was not hereditary, His forefathers
had played their parts in life with at
least ordinary courage. Two had died
in the Civil War; one was a noted explorer; the rest wero simple citizens
who had gone to their graves without
Baffled here, .laynes sought other
scientific explanations. Arrested development of brain-cells finally became
his working hypothesis. He had in
herited bravery; therefore he was potentially brave. Fear was an unevolv
ed race-trait, he decided, a relic of the
cave-dweller and savage. Ves, that was
it: a part of his mind needed education,
unfoldment. Somewhere, within him.
dwelt the legacy of courage, tho inner
hlood that had 'enabled his forefathers
to face life's crises without flinching
and with confidence in self. That quail
ty was a part of himself, but dormant
Jt must be awakened.    How?
Finally .laynes was driven to sharing
his secret with another. Among his
close friends was a specialist in nervous
diseases, great rather than famous, in
that finer,distinctive sense the world
seldom recognizes. To Dr. Van Arden,
.layncs confessed without reserve, and
the former, intensely interested, made
a rigid examination of his friend, physical, mental, and psychological.
"I think your case a simple one,
Bradley," he said, finally. "You are
too delicately organized, that is all. Tho
nerves of a woman are much finer than
those of a man; yet I have never seen
a woman with so intricately sensitive
a nervous system as yon possess. It is
not a disease. Your whole body is per
fectly normal in its adjustment, part to
part. You are too sensitive, too finely
made-; that is all."
"I see,-" said .laynes, slowly. "1
believe you are right. But what is the
remedy/ I can not remain iu a darken
ed room, guarded from atmospheric
changes. I must take my place among
men, live their life, undergo their experiences—and sooner or later thero will
come to me those critical moments by
which men are tested and judged. How
am I to fi,t myself for them!"
"I am coming to that," said Van
Arden. "To my mind the remedy is as
simple as the inadaption. There must he
a gradual hardening, callousing, of those
registers of sensation which science
calls nerves."
"And how is this to be accomplished." Jaynes asked.
"Thnt," replied Dr. Van Arden, "depends on yourself, as to details. I
wouhl suggest a gradual but persistent
course of. experience in those phases of
life which have a tendency to blunt the
finer sensibilities. Start with prizefights, visit the prisons, the slums.
Study them thoroughly, until you no
longer feel* nauseated, excited, incensed
by what you see. Attend an execution,
later an operation or two. Read nothing but the newspapers, go in for outdoor sports,; the roughor the better; tire
yourself thoroughly by physical exercise and eat heavily of coarse food.
Dress carelessly, associate with men of
the primitive, forceful type anil with
their wives and daughters. 1 would advise going West—after the preliminary
course. Try a logging camp, a sheep or
cattle ranch. Write me frequently, and
if the scheme proves successful stick to
it- fur a couple of years."
When it became limited about that
young Bradley .laynes was following in
his father's footsteps, the majority of
those who knew him shrugged their
shoulders. A few felt badly and but
one understood. Of those who took liis
"moral decadence" to heart was u girl
named Bnld Uarstow. She and Bradley
hail been schoolmates and their friend*
ship In sled through the usually divergent years'of adolescence Into that ma
turer youth where such relationships
are a,pt to ripen into something very
Several months after .laynes' interview with Dr. Van Ardon, Enid consulted her.'' brother. 'Ms it i rue a bout
Bradley, that he is doing—what his
lather did?" she asked, hesitatingly.
"1 hafdly know what to think nbout
Brail." Tom Barstow answered. "If
vou menu that he's drinking or gambling or Tunning after women—no. But
lie's changed a good deal. I don't
know what's come over him. I'M be
frank with you, sis. for I know yon and
Brad are—that is, you're very yond
friends. He isn't behaving just right
according to my notion. I saw him one
night at a pri'ze fight. He sat in the
front row with that sporting-editor fellow from the Globe, and he seemed in
a regular blue funk; looked as if ho
might keel over any minute. Rut he
sat. it out, with his teeth shut, and
never took his eyes oil the ring. 1
thought; 'Well, you're game, but you
will never do this again.' it was a
particularly nasty show; very brut a I.
you know. I decided that lio'd been
roped in some way and didn't want to
let on that it marie him sick. Rut that's
where I was wrong, Last week Wilson
was telling me he saw Brad at another
fight and that he was actually enjoying
it.    Another time  I ran across him on
the Bowery with a couple of tough-
looking fellows. They seined to be
steering him through and were taking
in everything—places whero I wouldn't
go. I've met him iu a number of odd
places, always going the limit fur sights,
and Fisher—he works on the Timos, you
know—told me Brad was at Sing Sing
when they electrocuted that Ro-s chap.
1 can't understand it at all."
"It seems very queer,'' said Enid,
troubled, "Yet," she went on, after
a pause, "it is hardly fair to blame
him for doing the same things that—
other men do."
"That I do, you mean," said Tom
with a grin. "Well, I'm no saint, sis,
but 1 draw certain lines—and 1 guess
Bradley does, too. The trouble is we
have never expected anything like that
of him. He's always held sort of aloof,
don't you know, from, well—what we
condone iu others."
"I dare say," agreed the girl, tone-
lessly. "Do you know what he does
with himself when he's not attending
prize fights or—seeing men killed?"
"Brad is getting to be quite an athlete, 1 hear,'' Tom answered. "He
goes in for golf and polo aud football.
They say he's a mighty pedestrinn, too,
and can box like the deuce. I'll dig
him up and bring him home to dinner
the first night T get a chance. You can
fiud out more iu a minute by talking
with him than 1 could in a thousand
years.   Trust a woman for that."
Enid sat for a long time thinking
over what her brother had said. Was
the riotous blood of his parent claiming its own? Ah, the pity of itl Aud
was it for a lost friend only that she
mourned? ller face crimsoned. How
long she remained thus she did not
know, but, after a time, the telephone
bell aroused hor.
"Say, sis," said Tom's voice, "I've
just run across Bradley Jaynes, and I'm
bringing him over for dinner tonight.
Is it 0 K?"
"Yes," answered Enid, faintly. "I
must hurry nnd dress," she told herself.
"1 wonder if that white lawn "
Again she blushed at the thought that
was in her mind.
•laynes seemed quite his old self when
he took Enid's hand that evening and
told her, sincerely enough, that he had
missed her.
"Where in the world have you been
keeping yourself?" the girl asked.
'' Nobody' has seen you for three
months. People are saying you have entered a monastery.
Jaynes laughed a little confusedly.
"I guess it isn't a monastery I'm suspected of entering, exactly," he said.
"Oh, I hear this gossip as well as you,
They had drawn aside from the others and Bradley searched the girl's
face eagerly. "Thoy say of me thnt
I'm going the pace my father went," he
told her. "You didn't believe that,
Snid, did you?"
"N-no," she stammered.
His face clouded with disappointment. "You did doubt me, then," he
said, sadly. "Ah, Enid, I didn't think
you would."
A flash of anger sprang into her eyes.
"How could I help feeling troubled
about you?" she asked. "Why have you
kept away from me—avoided all your
old friends? Why does ono hear all
these strange stories about you?" Her
eyes softened. "It is not that I distrusted you, thought ill of you, Bradley.
I was troubled, worried." She flushed
and her-tongue raced on, "Perhaps I
cared too much." She stopped, confused.
'Enid!" said Bradloy, quickly. Then
he, too, stopped. He saw that ho must
not take advantage of her slip'.
She saved the situation by a quick
laugh. "Thoy tell me you hove become
a great athlete."
There are times when the truth, incompletely told, is the best deception.
"I am taking a doctor's advice, said
Jaynes, "You know Van Arden. He's a
friend of mine. Some months ago he
told me a complete change of habits
was necessary to restore my nerves.
They're bad, you know. He prescribed
outdoor exercise and all that sort of
thing. 1 'in feeling much better, really."
' Did he prescribe prize-fights and
slumming and — executions?" naked
Enid,  breathlessly.
He faced her stonily and in silence.
The hurt in his eyes stubbed her.
'Forgive me," she said; "I didn't
mean to be rude."
After a moment Jaynes spoke. "I am
glad you ca—you are interested, Enid,"
he said. "Thut is very good of yon—
and very sweet. It makes me happy'—
because, some time, I want to come to
you and ask you—a great favor. Not
now. Not yet." His voice broke,
"There is something to bo done lirst.
Something to be rnado secure. In tiie
meantime you will trust me, won''.
you? I am going West next week to
stay a year or more. That is part of
the plan which I can not confide to you,
Will you trust mo until then?"
She gave him both of her hands.
"Yes, Bradley," she said, "I will always trust you. And when you come
back—1 may grant your favor. Tom is
looking for us." she added. "I suppose
we must go in to dinner."
It was rather a silent meal. They
talked of Jaynes'a departure. He' was
going tn visit a friend who owned a
Nevada cattle ranch. Tom rather envied  him  the opportunity.
Wheu Jaynes was leaving, Tom managed to leave him and Knid together.
He was very fond of them both and
hoped Enid might find a way to make
Jaynes abandon the Western excursion.
As .lavnes stepped across the threshold, Ktiid laid n hand on his coat-
sleeve. "Tell me, Bradley, you arc not
in dangor?" she asked, tromulously.
"Yon haven't got consumption—or
anything like that?"
.'laynes raised the hand tn his lips
with a gesture of impulsive adoration.
Tears stood in his eyes. "No. dear," he
said, "I nm not ill—in thnt sense nt
least. 1 have a certain work to do-
that is all."
A year later Jaynes left the Par-
sous ranch for San Francisco. His
Western oxpoHece hud done much for
him toward establishing the "lower order of Intelligence'*' prescribed by Dr.
Van  Arden.    Ho was BUnbrowned  like
an Indian aud "hard as nails" from
long rides in the saddle and the arduous, muscle-building, flesh reducing
work of the desert herdsman, Bravery
of a fashion he had demonstrated
among the rough men who attended
his friend's cattle and with whom he
had fraternized as with brothers—men
whose vices and virtues wore simple
aud stroug aud who recognized but two
unforgivable sins, horse-stealing and
cowardice. It had been a great task
for Jaynes to measure to their stan
dard, but he had done so, and won
their respect.
Yot he was not satisfied, None of
his comrades knew how much the nan
sea of foar had gripped him when a
cattle stampede made death seem very
near to the band of men in the path
of the bovine avalanche, for Jaynes
had managed, despite everything, to sit
his saddle ami play his part in the pre
carious game. His cow-puncher companions in the pistol fusilndo with the
hostile sheep men saw nothing in
Jaynes -s behavior to show that his
spirit flinched and quailed with every
shot. In both of theso instances, and
some others of lesser importance,
Jaynes had saved himself by the
breadth of a hair from absolute collapse. It was the old story over and
ovor again. Among brave men, stimulated by the example of their fearlessness, he had imitatod them sufficiently
to pass muster. What if ho had been
among weaklings instead—u panic-
stricken crowd for instance? Would ho,
then, have been as craven as they? Ho
did not know, but he was staking his
last card now. As a boy he had implored God for courage or death. Now he
wns going to force Providence into
giving him one or the other by going to
war. Fighting was bitter in the Philippines just then. It was warfare of the
most dangerous sort, made doubly so by
a disease-breeding climate which did
even more execution than the wily and
active foe.
"If I conquer this thing, I will come
back and marry Enid," Jaynes told
himself as the train sped on. "If not-
well, I won't come back."
The train reached Oakland Mole early in the morning aud a thick mist lay
upon the water. Fog horns' tooted incessantly. One could scarcely see ton
feet ahead.
The thought of suicide camo to him,
as it has come to many aboard the
ferry-boat. Ho looked down' at the
water. Thore seetnod a menace in its
cold, gray swirls against the vessel's
side. He shivered at the thought of
submersion, strangulation in that vast,
slate-colored mass. The chill of the fog
gripped him. "Not that," be said, half
aloud.   "No, not that."
The sharp prow of a river steamer
struck the ferry amidships. Thero was
a rending and tearing of wood, a clash
antl tinkle of breaking glass from below; then a moment of intense stillness,
A woman cleft it with a piercing
scream. She had lost her baby. It was
the keynote for a chorus of chaotic,
horror-laden sound. A hnndred pairs of
feet rushed to and fro, without • intelligent direction. Women shrieked
without cessation; some laughed hysterically, peal after peal of weird, uncontrollable caehinnation. Children
whimpered in terror. Meu, white and
silent, stood still, trying to collect their
scattered wits; some cursed, softly.
Several deck hands were busied with
the lifeboats. Others called loudly upon the passengers to bo quiet; that
there wns no danger. From the pilothouse the captain bawled orders
through a megaphone and shouted calls
for assistance to tho dimly visible craft
noarby. Mingled with it all was the
hiss of escaping steam and the throb of
engines not yet stopped.
Bradley .Taynea, shaking, unnerved,
clung to a stanchion, fighting to compose himself. It was upon him again—
the horrible, crushing sense of paralyzing fear. It was benumbing his limbs,
making a thing of him—a vile thing
instead of a man. Ah, what was the
use? Why fight it any longer? Why not
ond it hore—stand forth, Once for all,
his real, shrinking, loathsome self, instead of the nmsquerader in a garb of
manhood which was always slipping
The boat gave a great list to starboard.
' We 're sinking! We 're sinking!''
cried a dozen voices. A score of men
rushed, headlong, toward tho lifeboats.
The deck hands, armed with marlin-
spikes and oars, strove to heat them flff,
crying that all would drown unless
there were order. But the men were
panic-mad. They surged on, pushing
aside, trampling on, striking at everything in their way. At their hcols, o.ie,
by one, came others, caught in the tide
of their frenzy, women who clawed and
bit and scratched their way toward the
front, some dragging children after
them—children half dead with fear.
.rnynos plunged after them, caring
nothing now—moved only by a mad instinct to preserve tho life he had held
so worthless a moment hence. Then, as
though some powerful electric shock
hnd deprived him of further movement,
he stopped short. Ahead of him was a
girl calmly endeavoring to soothe a
frightened child, whose mother had
joined the mob,    It was Enid Rnrstow.
Just what followed hus never been
clear to Jaynes. Somewhere within
him something snapped, gave way—and
a thing that had been behind it, caged,
sleeping, a thing he had never known,
burst forth like a raging lion. Me died
and was bprn again, full armed, in n
single moment, lie saw himself, like a
letaehod personality, spring into tho
thick of the terror-stricken crowd, yet
apart from them, like a god; fighting
his way with a scarcely perceptible effort to the side of the battling sailors;
restraining, awing, soothing, convincing
with his words, his presence; dispersing
the rush, bringing order out of chaos,
helping to lower the bouts, assisting
passengers into them-—women ami children first, then the old men, next tho
young, standing, clear-eyed, collected,
masterful, beside the captain, after the
last crowded boat had ptit off. on the
deck of the sinking ship; the shock of
the icy water, ns he went beneath it;
the battle for life as he rose. The line
that was thrown him from the river
bout and the cheer that arose when he
lumbered aboard; the crowd about him
-men wringing his hands, women klss-
iiiL' him hysterically, and, after that, a
tall girl standing beside htm with a
look of adoration in her eyes. Tt was
I like a dream.
And then, all at once, he connected
this wonderful being with himself—this
hero. And the girl at his side was
He gave a little glad sob of understanding. "It is the inner blood." he
said to himself. "The iuner blood—
and I've won. Oh, my God."
Then he let them lead him bolow.
Left home in tho morning,
Dodged a trolley car,
Out wet by a sprinkling cart
Before I travelled far.
Nearly got run over
By a passing train,
Had to step from underneath
A capsized aeroplauo;
Motor-car came whooping
As it turned a curve.
Managed to get past it,
But it sorely took my nerve.
I love my work sincerely,
There isn't any doubt,
But getting down to do it
Is what wears a fellow out.
She stopped among tho untrodden ways,
Beside the springs of Dove,
A oar, which there were none to praise.
And very few to shove.
Au auto by a mossy stone,
Half hidden from the eye,
Still as a star, when only oue
Is shiny in the sky.
She stood alone and few could know
When motion ceased to be;
But gasoline was gone and oh,
The difference to me!
It is so rarely that the enterprising
American confesses that he must look
to Europe for greater enterprise than
his own, that one chronicles the instance with the greater pleasure. In the
American Review of Reviews, Mr. H. B.
Fuller writes on European waterways,
their lessons for America. He says that
the decadence of American waterway
traffic has become both a tragic and an
economic misfortune. Railway rates are
felt to be excessive and tho railroads
unequal to the demands of the public,
Thoy only reach sixty per cent, of the
development required. There has arisen
in consequence a general demand for rehabilitation of waterway commerce in
the United States. Europe had gone
through this experience a generation or
more in advance of America. The fa
maliar facts of the French, Dutch, and
German waterways are recorded; the
Rhine's commercial greatness is con
trasted-with the Mississippi; the .use
made of the Rhone and of the Seine uud
of tho Danube is dul>[ enforced. Great
Rritain today faces precisely the same
conditions as those which confront the
United States. Tho United States, we
are told, has much to leurn from the
leading European nntions. Waterways
cannot withstand the unrestrained com
petition of railroads. The European me
thod of local and national participation
in improvements may be followed. The
primitive arrangements at the wharves
on the Mississippi at Memphis are con
trasted with the up-to date system pre
vailing in Glasgow. European methods
must be incorporated into American legislation.
One would hardly expect casually to
meet an old acquaintance beyond too
almost impenetrable ice barrier of the
South Polar Sea and under the forbid
ding shadow of Mount Erebus. But
such has boon the experience of Captain
Scott of the British Polar expedition
that has just chosen its final headquarters in readiness for the final dash ti
the Polo. The old acquaintance was
Captain Amundsen, who accompanied
Nansos on his last trip and subsepuent-
ly navigated the Northwest Passag) in
the little Gjoa, now lying iu Golden
Gate Park. About two years ago Captain Amundsen left Norway iu tho
Fram with a small but admirably equipped pnrty. He intended to go to the
North Pole, but there were rumors that
ho had changed his mind and would try
for the South Pole instead. From that
day until now nothing had been heard
from Captain Amundsen. He lins sunt
back no messages, and iu fact was in
•iii fair way to be forgotten by a civilisation blankly uniuterestod in any project that could by no possibility declare
a dividend. But now comes a message
from the Scott party to the effect that
n neighbor has keen found just wIiom
neighbor was least to be expected.
The neighbor is Captain Amundsen,
who is in comfortable quarters nnd in
fine condition just eighty miles nearer
the Pole than his friendly rival.
Whether they will choose the same
route for the final dash is not known.
Scott will certainly follow the track
laid down by Shnckolton. Amundsen
may select the moro direct way and
face its unexplored dangers. But let
us hope that these fine adventurers were
glad to see each other and that the best
man will win the race. Thero is glory-
onough even for the loser.
Automobiles have been utilized in
various ways as auxiliary powers. The
editor of Harper's Wookly Advortisoe*.
OtiCO used his electric automobile to light
a church. Farmers use tho automobile1
to drive wood-sawing machines- and
churns. The increasing popularity of
cleaners for domestic use and tho necessity of a reliable power for maintaining the vacuum suggest tho desirability
of some inexpensive attachment or fitting for application to automobiles to
adapt them to supply the power for operating tho vacuum pumps. . Possibly
a simple pump might bo incorporated
in the automobile so that wheu the nutomobilo owner stopped his machine
in front of his home it could be utilized in connection with suitable air
pipes nnd tools to vacuum clean the
entire premises.
At. a sale the other day an auctioneer was selling a liorse, and he said'.T—
"Although this is one of tho poorest
and thinnest horses I ever sold in the
mart I guarantee him to be'one of the
best, of workers."
,   A little man bought the liorse, aud the
auctioneer said to him,:— 5,,
"Suppose this horse is not all 1 say
he is, then bring him'back again."
"But. suppose yoy. ;ire'.not bn?"w
'   "Then   shove   him   iindeni-oath   the
Gustavo Madero's Views on Diaz
Contrary to the ideas of many who
do not konw, Latin Americans do not
live to fight, but rathor are most times
forced to fight to live. And this is
true, says Madero, of "our Mexico"
as well aa the rest. Edward Marshall,
after first obtaining aa interview with
General Carter, the Amorican commander, crossed "quickly" the Rio Grande
and stood face to face with Francisco
Madero, the rebol chief. But Francisco
showed little inclination to be either
observed or interviewed, leaving such
unsoldierly "details" to his brother,
Gustavo, the "financier" of tho pro-
sent rising. Gustavo is a big man, the
physical antithesis of his brother, and
only like him in his common hatred of
Diaz—the "ex-patriot," The following
account is culled from the Philadelphia
Public Ledger, to winch Mr, Marshall
is contributing a series of articles on
things Mexican and otherwise.
Gustavo was talking;   '
"You do not know Diaz," he went
ou slowlv. "He reallv is wonderful—
"Diaz," he continued, after he had
said some things about the President of
Mexico which I do not print, "is a
very great comedian.
"Ht1 is truly a groat comedian. . . .
His stage has been Mexico, and from it
he has fooled the world."
In what wayf Gustavo was asked. ,
He shrugged his shoulders, "In ten
thousand ways.'' He smoked a moment,
now, in silence. "But principally in
the way that he has made the outside
world think him humane—think him a
man who, risen from the people, loves
the people tenderly, It is not quite
true. He loves—he is quite capable of
n great love; but only for one object,
and that" object is—himself.
"You know," he said, a moment
later, "we call him 'El crocodile,*' and
that means 'the. crocodile,' Teats o,ome
to hie eyes at hearing of a tale about
some cruelty-Hoars come to his eyes*
and with one hand ho raises up a hand*
kerchief to wipe those tears away, but
with the other hand he holds a pen to
sign his name upon some document
which will perpetrate a hundred cruelties a hundred times as cruel as the
cruelty which has just made him weep.
Up in the United States it may be that
there are people who merely shrug their
shoulder when they read of it, and exclaim: 'Ah, another Latin-American
revolution! Well what of it!' Then
they turn to read about what happened,
possibly, the night before- ot the Grand
"Well, it is not exactly that. The
Mexicans have not been victims of the
'revolution habit,' ns I have heard
Americans, with some truth, describe
some people of the Latin-American
States. We have been peaceful, law-
abiding people—scarcely ci'tiwns, most
of us, for we have not had tho rights
of citizenship as they nre known elsewhere in tho world.
"Liberty! Now listen. I was sent
to jail when they had not a charge to
make against me save that I have talked with a federal general whom they
suspected. It happened that in putting
me into the prison they were right from
their own point of view, because, really,
I was certainly opposed to them. But
that they were not sure of at the tinfe.
They only knew that 1 had talked with
the suspected man."
Madero is a very handsome inau.
That seems to be a peculiarity of successful revolutionists, and whother they
win in the end or not, the Madoros have
surely been successful in erenting rcvo
lution. Now ho threw back that par
ticularly handsome head' and chucklod.
"If you were put in jail upon suspicion, how did you, of all men, get
away again!" I asked.
'I laughed myself out of the prison," he said jovially. . "I treated all
the charges which were brought against
mo as quite too absurd to bo taken
Beriously. They finally became convinced that this view wns the* right one,
and released me."
N'ow his voice rolled out in a very
hearty peal of merriment.
"Thnt wns six months since, and
they are sorry now that I get out.''
Madero had been in the Belen jail,
and maintains that at that time two
per cent, of the entire population of
Mexico were in one jail or another. He
'If in New York the same percent
age was locked up the city would have
HO.000 of its citizens bohind tho bars.
It is not reasonable to think, is it, that
so many citizens are malefactors! Mexicans, in general, nre as law-abiding as
the citizens of any other country. They
are not uniquely vicious. Thereforo it
must be thnt quite a number of that
vast hordo of confined men wero inno-
ont. Well, where innocenco is cast
into prison, there, friend, tyranny is
found. Js it'not so! It is ugainst that
tyranny that wo revolt in Mexico. , . .
"Of tho fifty men iu the cell in which
I was confined," Madero went on, pre-
senVly, "forty had been sontonced to
he-.shot by Telesforo Ocnmpo. That
group, of hien condemned to die. was In*
terestingV- as-n sample of tho justice
dealt out there in Mexico. This man,
•Ocanipo', appeared to tttke real pleasure
ih' condemning mou to death. Ho it
was who bet a dinner with some friends
that, the very night tho bet was made,
he wonUV-t'omlemn a man to death. It
rested with him purely nnd simply. He
won tho bot, of course. He could always send a man to death! Wait; let
mo give you this man's photograph."
He fumbled among his papers 'and
found a postcard with tho portrait-of
this judge and a brief story of tho
episode, printed both in Spunish and in
English, underneath the portrait. *'It
has been vory popular in thhr,ebnntry
among Mexicnns," ho said, "Thousands
of them have been used." IHi laughed,
Of course, we do not put so many of
them in the mails in Mexico, The man
who mailed one or rocoivofl one there
ight be the subject of another dinner
bet." .
But such things havo not caused the
war—thoy are merely the incidents.
Snys Madero:
'As long as we could live, no mn'ttor
with what grent discomforts, with what
terrible accompnniment of tragedy, wo
patiently, or stujridly endured. We have
sprung into revolution only when conditions   have  become  so*terrible  that
the great mass of the people eaa aot
provide themselves, unmolested, with
tho plaiu necessities of life; when they
see their wives and children suffer because they are not permitted to—ia
peace and safety and without oppres
sion by their labor—provide for them
suflicient means of sustenance.
'"Injustices of taxation have done
more, perhaps, to drive us to plain dee
peration than any oue thing bas. The
system has boen such that only the
smalt favored few have been enabled
to progress. The ordinary citizou can
muke no headway toward prosperity, no
matter how eternally and how efficiently he may strive for it. Human effort
has demanded its reward; in Mexico it
hns not had it; there, as elsewhere,
whon it does not get at least a email
proportion of it, it will rise and amite
and take for its own self its own."
We should liko to understand the pre
else value of the cat from the medical
point of view. In this country we are
well used to the throat that with an
appoarance of plague it may be neces
sary to destroy all the cats. Although
why it should be necessary to destroy
cats, seeing that the plague is caused
by rats and cats kill rats, it is hard to
understand, except ou tho theory that
the doctors had to destroy something
and there was nothing else in sight.
But in othor parts of the world where
there is a threat of plague they eeem
th cultivate the cat as a preserver, and
it would be interesting to know which
policy is the correct one. A motion is
now before the British parliament requiring all municipalities to engage iu
a. sort of cat culture, to cultvate, encourage, and foster poor pussy as the
only way ih which the rat can bo abated
and persuaded to think loss of himself
than he does pow. The public offices
in England have their regular cat staffs,
maintained at the public expense. Tbe
French government also encourages the
cat, whilo from plague-stricken India
comes a wail for cats, always more cats.
And yet only a few years ago San Fran
ciBcanB wero told that tliey would cor
tainty hnve to sacrifice their oats if tho
plague should obtain a footing among
them. And yet some archaeologists are
now telling us that the cat waa worshipped as a deity in ancient Egypt, not
becanse of any occult folino powerB, but
because cat and the plague could not
exist side by side. Will not tho doc
tors come together upon this one small
point nnd agree upon some cat theory
that shall hold good for the next few
Warner and Davey, in England, have
investigated tho corrosion which is ol
served in iron machinery employed in
certain industries, especially in the production of illuminating gat). No seri
ous corrosion is caused by the cold am
moniacal liquors, but the tar may cor
rode the distilling tubes. The effect is
due chiefly to the presence, in tho car,
of the chloride sulphide and cytnide
of ammonium, which are dissociate I by
the elevation of temperature. The
parts of the tubes that are corrodoi
most rapidly are thoso which aro subjected to irregular deformation in ccn-
sequence of alternate expansion and
contraction, due to changes in tempera
Loyal Scotchmen—and all Scotchmen
are loyal—nre much perturbed by the
continued diminution of the population
that has been disclosed by the last census. The Scotch newspapers are asking
if Scotchmen "will tamely acquiosce in
the depopulation of their country." But
what can they do? Thore is no ready
remedy against emigration excopt to
counteract the forces that bring it
about. In this case the inimical forces
are in full sight. Scotland is suffering
because her land is particularly suitable
for sporting purposes and dopopulated
doer roBorvos pay thier owners better
than agriculture. When tho millionaire
gooB "to the moors" for his season's
shooting he usually goes to Scotland,
and in order that ho may find plenty
of deer nnd plenty of grouse it is necessary thnt the cotter should be invited
to tnko himself elsewhere. Tho romedy
for Auch a disease is no easy matter,
if indeed it bo a diseaso. After all, the
pride of population is usunlly a silly
sentiment, and it mny be a vory good
thing for the cotter that ho should be
forcibly shaken out of a contentment
thnt mny hnve its aesthetic beauties,
but that certainly has small economic
value, The worship of tho lnrgo population is ono of tho follies of modern
times. In proportion to its area tho
Bowery in New York has a population
vastly larger than California, but oven
the most enthusiastic nf promoters
would hardly advertise the population
of the Bowery as one of tlie attractions of that salubrious quarter. Tho
population of Scotland may be growing
smaller, hut she mny claim without
fear of contradiction thnt in virtue,
piety, nnd good senso hor strides hnvo
been phenomonnl, Theso things nt least
are not opon to the cold and nnimpas-
sioned schedules of tho census man.
The police of Paris are to be provided
with revolvers, instead of providing
thor own, as hithorto they have boon
required to do, Although the policeman was required to carry a weapon,
it wns always of an official make, and
on leaving duty every officer had to
show his fully-loaded revolver or olso
nccount for uny empty chambers or discharged shells. Henceforth his woapon
will be supplied directly by tho authorities nud at their expense, nnd so an
old-standing grievance is removed. But
the ollicer must still account rigorously
for its use, and he will probably continue his ancient practice nnd carry
two revolvers. He will uso the official
weapon when he is quite sure of proving
justification, but if he is not quite clear
as to his ability to do this ho will use
his own nn.I leave the explanation to
the resulting corpse to those interested
in such matters. Paris never excites
herself much over a dead criminal. THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
6cm Moramn St.,
MontraaJ. aara:
••A horrid
raah came out all over my baby's lace and
spread until It had totally coveted hit scalp.
Il was irritating and painful, ud caused
tht little one houra ol suffering. We (tied
soaps tnd powders and stives, but he got
no better. He refused his food, got quite
thin tnd worn, and was reduced to a very
serious condition. I was advised to try
Zam-Buk, and did ta It wu wonderful
how it seemed to cool and ease the child's
hurtling, painful skin. Zam-Buk from the
very commencement teemed to go right to
tbe spot, aod the pimples and sores arid tbe
irritation grew lets and lets. Within a
few weeks my baby's skin wat healed
completely, lie hat now not a trace of
raah, or eruption, or eczema, or burning
aore. Not only to, but cured of the tormenting akin trouble, be haa improved in
Central health."
Zam-Hflkiiaaald alallataaraa aad naadldraa vara-
dora, 50c ■ boa, car poat frw Iron Zaos-Buk Co.,
Toronto,forprica,6Doxaafor$a.aA AcartalacaM
for all akin dhaaaaa, aaaaia, bnraaa, ate., and forptiea.
Mo man or woman should hobble
painfully about because of corns when
10 certain a relief is at hand as Hollo
way's Corn Cure,
SUCH   as  aro  thy   habitual  thoughts,  such   also  will  be I susceptible youths, who are always on the search for some
tho character of thy mind; for the soul is dyed by the  thing on which to waste their lives.
A German publishing firm advertises
a musical book by Herman S'tophatii,
tailed " Das Krhabene insonderheit in
rler Tonkunst uml das Problem dor
Form im Musikulisrh-He lumen und Br-
hnhoiion," The second chapter is said
to be just as interesting,—Musical
An English paper tells about aa
actress, "who hails from the small
town of Iowa." But Iowa is a metropolis compared with those hamlets of
Delaware nnd Rhode Island.—Denver
A Down Kast society woman says
that London fogs are useful to hide
Knglish complexions—und this, too,
just as we are trying our best to bring
about international peace. — Detroit
Free. Press,
Brander Matthews declares that the
feet of the drama are pressing constantly upward. This is certainly the
•direction of the feet of the chorus.—
Houston  Post.
Kngland has hitherto been so free
from the color restrictions which pre
vail in America that we are sorry to
rend that tho Northeastern Railway
Company has issued a circular prohibiting the carrying of chimney sweeps iu
ordinary passenger carriages.— London
. Punch.
It is reported that the farmers who
have gone to Washington to protest
against reciprocity as ruinous put up
only at the most expensive hotels in
Washington and travel on board Pullman cars. Probably the explanation is
that they are not proud, but. are only
obnerving how tlieir investments are
being man aged,—Boston Transcript.
Tho 90th regiment band, under the
♦It roc tion of Bandmaster Barrowclough,
is to give an excursion on the steamer
Winnitoba next Monday evening, June
Ifith. The band will be iu full strength
of forty-five players aud a splendid pro
gramme of music is promised. Tickets
ean be had from the members uf tho
band or ut the dock,
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Marin Era Sab* la Aseptic Tabee, ISc, SUM
A Book of Interest to
Horse Owners
Every horse owner worthy of the
name takes a natural und commendable
pride in keeping his horse in prime con
ditioti. With sensible feeding, proper
care and a reasonable amount of work
tbnre is no trouble iu doing this. Undor
such conditions a sound horse looks
tine and feels well i* always ready for
service ami brings the top price when
But accidents will happen, a slight
wrench, 11 sprain, a cu1 or some 1111
known cause may result in lameness.
Spavins, ringbones, curbs or splints
come sooner or lifter to every stable.
Taken promptly and treated properly,
none of these troubles are serious. Un,
if neglected or given the wrong treat
meat, they quickly decrease a bovso s
ability for work 'as well as his -ash
value! It is most important. Miereforo,
that, every horse owner should hnvo n
good knowkledge of the horse, his ailments and diseases, and the remedies
lo be applied. He should know just
how to treat all ordinary ailments, and
just when it is necessary to call in tho
greater skill of the veterinary.
One of the quickest and best ways to
get posted oti this matter is to read the
little book, "A Treatise on the Horse
and His Diseases." published by the
Dr. B. •). Kendall Co., Kuoaburg Falls,
Vermont. The Information which it
gives is simple, neeuruto and easy to
find—a valuable find in a book of reference.
This book can lio had free ol" charge
bv simply writing the publisher or by
asking lor it nt uny drug store where
(Conduit's Spavin Cure is sold. That
means almost any drug store, for Kendall's Spavin Cure is sold by nlmovt
every druggist in tho country.
thoughts,"—Marcus Aurelius.
The old philosopher might havo gone a step farther aud
said, "Such also will bo tho expression of thy face," for it
is the thought which forms the expression.
We may not be able to alter our features, bnt our expression is entirely in our own hands; and whether we look
bright, cheerful, nnd pleasant, or sullen, bad tempered and
dull, depends altogether on our habit of thought. A sulky
person cannot disguise her disposition from even a superficial observer, for, inoro than anything else, sulkiness and
had temper show in the face and mar the handsomest features. A lazy habit of mind will result in a clogged, stiff
and lumpy body; whilo n cheerful disposition and a bright
mind produce a wholesome and active body, which may wear
out in time, but will never rust away like that of tho lazy
minded person,
Tho reason many people are not pleased with their portraits when done by a true portrait painter is because they
have uo idea what tlieir own expressions are, or what
secrets their faces reveal; ami it is not to be wondered nt
that most people prefer the artist who sees only the form
and color of his sitter and fails to catch the nature or soul.
Tho picture is then nothing but an empty shell, uo better
than a death mask, aud tells no disconcerting truths.
If many peoplo realized what can be rend in their fnee*
they would go about masked.
Minneapolis, although only a few years older than Winnipeg, is some hundreds of years ahead of us in civilization
aud public-spirited citizens who realize the need for something besides good streets and high buildings.
Mr. William Morrison, a leading citizen, has offered a
site for a museum. Tho gift comprises twenty-five acres of
laud in the best residence section, valued at $250,000, and
was given ou condition that a building fund of $500,000
should be raised for a building,
In a few days, $886,500 was raised aud iu a fow weeks
the generous and public-spirited Minneapolis people hnd
contributed the full $500,000.
Winnipeg needs the art building just as badly ns Mill
ueupolis, und has the money, also the land for the site, all
that is lacking is the public-spirited citizen.
A great many mothers of sons have complained to Aunt
Mary that Winnipeg, being such a parson-infected town,
has become so narrow minded that—to quote one mother—
the boys are being driven to the devil, just from luck of
some innocent amusement 011 Sundays,
The charge has always been made that it is the women
who keep the churches in existence; but even the women
are falling away, as they are getting to realize that those
over-strict Sunday observance laws are driving their sons
to the bad; and many mothers ure in open rebellion. It
looks as though the parsons were rushing ou to their own
destruction, and were in a fair way to kill the goose that
lays the golden egg.
AH through the ages the women have been with the
churches, but when once they understand how harmful this
short sighted policy of the churches is likely to prove to
thoir children, the parsons will be reduced to congregations
of old maids—if there should still be any of that species
left in a few years.
Thore is absolutely nothing for a hoy to do in Winnipeg
on Sunday if he has 110 homo here or no friends with cottages at the different summer resorts, und iu many cases
he could not afford the expense of travelling to these places
oven if he were invited.
He cannot sit in the parks to read, for the mosquitoi's
make life miserable. Thore aro no lectures, concerts, no outdoor games, no innocent amusements of auy sort, and Sunday is a detestable day to most young men here.
There are scores of boys in this town living in little
bedrooms, so small that there is room for nothing but a bed,
bureau and washstaud, with perhaps oue uncomfortable
chair. Aunt Mary knows several of these unfortunate
youths who have not even a single chair, und who, when
tired of lying on the bed, must sit on the floor or stand up.
From such misery as this he may, if he is lucky, resort
to tho larger room of a more fortunate friend, when they
can pull through the day by gambling, and likeh   drinking.
This is certainly a parson-ridden town und Winnipeg
boys are between tke devil and the deep sea.
It has taken a long time, aud in that time has been the
cause of untold agony to thousands of animals—and perhaps
children, but ut last two scientists. Doctor Wyndhani Cottle
aud Doctor Cunyugliam Brown, have discovered, by careful
investigation, that stubbornness and sulkiness iu animals is
really a disease. That is, the stubbornness of a child or of
a balky horse may be due to a cataleptic or paralysed condition, caused by fear.
It is horrible to think of the nameless cruel things which
have beeu dona to bulky horses, and even, in some cases, to
stubborn children, already paralysed by four.
These doctors, iu their report published iu the London
imes, state that fear affects the secretions in such a way
as to produce a toxin which acts upon the nervous centres;
md, according to the individual, stimulates the nervous
eut res to sudden action, or reduces them to a state of torpor or paralysis. Sudden groyiless of the hair, or a sudden
attuck of jaundice, are frequently known to be the direct
result of shock. According to the doctors' report, the fact
seems to be that "long continued painful emotion such as fear
is translated into actual even if temporary paralysis. Tho
emotions in children ure attended with more pronounced
bodily manifestations than in adults. In certain nervous
conditions even in adults, and notably in hysteria, there is
observable a similar tendency for powerful painful emotions
to produce marked physical lymptoms among which catalepsy
is frequently encountered. It is therefore only to be expected that in the lower animals susceptible to emotion, shock,
when couplod with fatiguo and ill usuuge, ahould produce
apathy deepening into cataleptic immobility and passing
Anally into death through the paralysis of the centres governing the vital functions of circulation and respiration,"
The exodus of Ihe summer lllttors has already started, and
by the time school closes a large proportion of the population will have left town for more congenial summer quarters,
leaving the stuffy shut up town house to daddy und the
family cat,
Por the present we will take it for granted that daddy
cun lake care of himself, and through Ihe charity of friends
and 5y help of the club- -or hotel- manage to pull through
the hot >lusty summer, and grind out the cash which enables
mother and the family to enjoy themselves at the summer
resort of their choice." If father doesn't like this treatment
he needn't stand if, so we needn't waste any sympathy on
But it is far different, with tho cat; he hus 110 say in tho
matter at all, ami has never beeu consulted.
Boor Thomas or Tabitha may have been accustomed to
iving 011 the ful of the land while the family was at home,
aud was likely pampered to his heart's content. But 011 the
departure of the family, all this pampering and high living
proves to have been the undoing of Thomas or Tabitha, and
has rendered them utterly unfit to forage for themselves.
Too much food, uud that of nn unsuitable suit, hus made
them ton fat and lazy to hunt, and in these days of vigilant
health inspectors fheru is no friendly uncovered garbage can
from which to steal n nasty ineal.
It is quite a common thing to see a miserable, starving,
bedraggled cat, crying' forlornly at the door of a shut-up
house, whose occupants aro away enjoying themselves for
the summer, while their pet. pussy is left to starve or die of
a broken heart.
Either don't keep a pet at nil, or else keep it. properly,
and when leaving town if you enn't take it with you or Hud
it a good homo, at. least mercifully chloroform it, Ten cents
worth of chloroform will do the deed, or if you don't cure
to spend so much on your pot turn it over to the Humane
Society, who will either find it a home or humanely kill it.
The people who desert thoir pets in this way are not very
far removed  from barbarism, and can  possess  110 great   re-
linement of feeling.
»    •    •
The joke tunniifacturer has wearied nml bored us all for
years with tin' vagaries of the Summer Qlrlj and thanks to
the comic papers, we are alt familiur with the worst she can
do iu the way of breaking hearts and ruining tho lives of
But to the class of mou Aunt Mary has iu mind, the
Summer Girl, with her flirtatious ways/ is a mere incidont
and not to be seriously considered. Tho man who is a nuisance, or worse, is that ono who keeps on dangling about a
girl indefinitely, uuablo to make up his miud whether to ask
her to marry him or not. He may be—and usually is—a nice
enough chap in his way, but he is tho essence of selfishness.
Ho monopolizes tbe girl's time, und pays hor such marked
attention that every other suitor is frightened off; while the
poor girl, who is perhaps fond of him in a wny, is obliged
to put up with his attentions or else cut him off entirely.
If the girl should be so unfortunate as to care very much
for this procrastinator, she is to be pitied, for her affections
aro being daily more nnd moro involved, and perhaps after
all tho man may never bo able to make up his mind whether
or not he wants that particular girl for his wife.
If he can't get up the courage to tako a chance, he should
leave her alonb and give some other—probably more eligible
man—an opportunity; but he is far too selfish for that, aud
acts iu a doginthemanger way till the girl has grown too
old or tot) hopeless to caro.
In a case of this sort the man has all the advantage on
his side, and it Is the girl who takes the greatest risks iu the
matrimonial lottery. The man has had every opportunity
to judge the girl In her home life, ber relations'to her family
and friends, and he knows pretty well just what hor treatment of each of them is. But she sees him only nmong her
friends, before whom he naturally tries to appear at his best,
and she gets no idea of what his true nature may be when
in his own home nnd not necessarily on his good behaviour.
The dangler's excuse for his hesitation usually is that he
wants to be sure of a certain income boforo he marries, ami
wants to be-able to keep his wife iu luxury.
The income, of course, should be sufficient for two, but
why should it be necessary to have an unusually large one
for au ordinary wife! There is another side to this, too,
which men hardly ovor see, and that is that the girl really
worth having as u wife might liko a chance to help—by her
good management—to make a home and increase the income.
Of course, every woman knows, nowadays, that the married
women are not necessarily the happiest ones, and Aunt
Mary's advice to you girls is, if monopolized by a procrastinator, cut him adrift, for he is likely no good any way.
* * *
lu commenting on an article on "The School of Tomorrow," by Mr. Oollup, Tho World's Work says some very
mean things about the old-fashioned schoolmaster, and some
of them may he true, but with all his shortcomings tho old-
fashioned schoolmaster taught liis pupils the multiplication
table ami the simple rules of subtraction nnd division; aud
that is more than can bo said of the,modern schoolmaster,
The old-fashioned pupil, too, was able to digest and assimilate such husky words as "addition," " subtraction,"
'multiplication" aud "division," and didn't have to bo
spoonfed , with such expressions as "how-mauys," "take-
awnys" nnd "times," Also we learned the parts of speech
and how to parse a word, two things which seem to have
become as obsolete as Chaucer's Knglish.
Aunt. .Mary had the privilege and advantage of being the
pupil of an old-fashioned schoolmaster of the most old-
fashioned sort, one who was so extremely old-fashioned in
some of his theories, that—like very old fashions—thoy are
now the very latest thing.
Many of his theories were so much iu advance of his
time that several parents took their children from school
under the belief that the teacher was what was known as
"educated fool."
One of his favorite theories was that thore was no color
iu itself, but as he expressed it "we carried the color iu our
eyes," aud auother that if there wero no living thing about
to hear there could bo no noise, and his explanation of sound
waves would likely be quite a revelation to science today.
This dear old man was long ou discipline, and had a fine
system for making the punishment fit tho crime, so that we
knew that if we made two mistakes iu spelling, or three iu
multiplying with three figures the just punishment for that
was to "sniff chalk," tho chalk being heaped on the blackboard as thick as it would stay nml the miserable culprit
being obliged to apply his nose and sniff up us vigorously
as he was able.
This chalk sui fling is 11 most effectual spelling improver,
and so far as known, never had any worse ecect ou tbe pupils.
It might be very properly used on the present generation.
We hear so much about the wickedness of extravagance
that it is a real pleasure to como across a writer who shows
us that even the lavish extravagance incident upon a coronation has its good side.    Tho World's Work says:
"It is an interesting economic fact thnt a coronation
ceremony is au important financial asset of any modern kingdom, The Knglish will receive this summer a good many
millions of dollars that would have beeu spent otherwise and
elsowehere, or not dissipated nt nil, if they had 110 king to
True, the rich ami the curious would have been clad and
feil and sheltered and conveyed from one place to another
this June if there had been no king in the world, hut they
would hnve indulged iu less expensive raiment and food and
functions and joumeyings; and the cost of these brave trappings of the struggle for recreation or recognition iu London
is much more than would have been spent for a summer's
sport of other sorts,
Thus one may get a glimpse of the financial value as well
as of other sorts of value of gorgeous historic shows; and
identally tradesman and publican, of high and low degree,
as welt as your lady and your gentleman nf all climes and
ountries vory heartily approves of a mitigated monarchy.
Modern republics have no talent for the gorgeous,"
In case some careless person may have missed the pages
aud pages of literature, appearing each mouth ubout man's
greatest  enemy, the  tly,  Aunt  .Mary  particularly calls the
attention  of  every  reader  of  the  ltncking Chair to  these
orrors carried about by the little beast.
"The house-fly exists only through the toleration of men
•a toleration which, were it not ignorant, would be criminal.
The house fly is the most terrible single enemy that man
ind has among living creatures. Beasts of tho jungle have
slain their thousands, but this prowler in the household has
lain  his tens of thousands,    of all vermin  he is the most
filthy; of all purveyors of disease Ihe most deadly.
The house fly is born in offal- nowhere else, And his
life is in keeping with his birth. lie lives, to the day of his
Death, iu tilth. The manure pile, the cuspidor, and the cess
pool aro his home. Il is from these haunts that he tomes
to visit the kitchen, the dining-room, and the nursery, Ile
Irags his filthy feet across the bread, dips them in the but
ter, wipes them 011 the meat, and' bathes iu fhe milk.    He
ks out the Mick room and sips the delicious excretions of
the consumptive, the typhoid fever patient, and the child
with summer complaint. Then he Hies to the kitchen and
teposits the poison on the rim of the milk bottle, and to the
nursery, where ho lights on the baby's lips.
Don't miud a rattlesnake or two about tho house, buf kill
ry house Hy as you value your life and the lives of your
children, Don't buy your groceries or your milk or bread or
fruit of any dealer who is not ns particular as you are your
If. There would be little typhoid fever without the house
tly, and little chance of cholera infantum. Aud there can be
uo flies where there is no filth. Keep your kitchen, cellar,
find yard clean; let no refuse accumulate. Put lime about
the stable, and keep the garbagepail tightly covered. Kill
every fly you see; burn insecticides (pyrethriini is the best);
tly-trnps, sticky paper, and the wire puddle until the
house is clear. If vou can't drive out tho enemy unaided.
II on the board of health.
Individual Shortcakes.—Prepare a buter biscuit crust, eut,
into small disks ami bake; while hot tear apart; butter,
prcad with halved strawberries, add two tablespoonfuls of
sugar, butter the size uf a butternut; warm the sauce over
steam; serve in n bowl.
Lemon Sherbet with Strawberry Mousse.—Heat Hie white
of one egg until dry; heal into this a generous half cupful of
iigur, beating uniil very stiff; then fold into the mixture
i cupful, each, of cream und strawberry pulp with juice
beaten very thick; turn into a chilled melon mould lined with
lemon shorbot nnd let stand, packed in equal parts of ice and
It, for from two to three hours.
Tbe Japanese in all their characteristics aro brilliantly discussed in a vol
tune by hudovic Naudeau, entitled "Le
Jupau Moderne." He was delighted
aud fascinated by Japan and the Japanese on his first acquaintance with "the
fairy land" of Nippon, tho courtesy of
their men, and the grace of their women. Further acquaintance with the
place and peoplo changed his opinion,
Tho Japanese are insincere, ho says,
treacherous, and utterly destitute of
commercial honesty. On one point only
does he admit thoir preeminence. They
are brave in war—"braver than Knro-
peans.'' They aro also supremely patriotic.   Mr. Naudeau suys:
"The Japanese think of nothing but
Japan. Tho salvation of Japan is to
them tho supremo principle of their ex
istonce. Hnmnnitarianism, internationalism, are to the Japanese so many incomprehensible and ridiculous dreams.''
Of Japanese insincerity nnd coinmer-
ial dishonesty, however, this writer remarks:
'The Japanese excel in subterfuges,
artifices. The unreliability of thoir
business men, so singularly contrasted
with Chinese Integrity, is for nil Euro
peans a subject of astonishment antl of
indignation. The Japanese of intolloc
tual standing agree among themselves
thnt commercial immorality is in their
country a veritable malady, a plague, a
serious obstacle to progress. It may
seem paradoxical, but is none the less a
fact, that In ono of thoir universities a
chair of commercial probity has been
created. Tho professor who fills this
chair explains to the students the advantages of honesty nnd the evil results of rascality. Those useless attempts at training, those Platonic demonstrations of honesty ns the best
policy, hnve not yet proventod Japan
from being, on the whole, a country
whoro forgors, cheats, liars, and impostors of nil kinds are by far more numerous than in any other rogion of our
The patriotism of the Japanese does
not enter into their commercial calculations. In time of war they make vast,
fortunes by furnishing the govornmont.
with supplies and then waste their substance in riotous living. This writer
alls Japan "the land of suicide." Sui-
ido is most common among the women,
ho says. And the feministic movement
has only made matters worse by exposing those who used to lend sheltered lives to all the rigors of life's struggle.    As a  consequence:
"It is uot. only the mania for suicide
which is spreading among Japanese women, but side by side with it is tho increase of criminality and mental alienation."
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Those who are anxious to secure some
genuine mummies will havo a chance
to do so at tbo public sale of Lady
Moux's possessions that is about to
open in London, Kngland, and that will
continue for two weeks. Mummies aro
by no means the^Bole contents of the
auctioneer's list. Lady Mens was au
indefatigable collector of antiquities,
and hnrdly any period of human history
will bo unrepresented at the sale', Rut-
it seems that the ownership of mummies
may be attended with risk. In those
days the dear departed still possessed
some proprietary rights over his ro
mains, or thought he did, and certain
shadowy penalties were imposed upon
the sacrilegious. Thus one of Lady
Manx's mummies is thnt of Nes-Anisu,
who was u priest of the gods Ansil and
Khonsu and a* personage of some importance. A papyrus was buried with
him, and this gives an outline of what
will probably happen to anyone interfering with his reverence's mummy,
Tho papyrus says that "If any person
of any foreign country, whether he be
black man, or Kthiopinn, or Syrian,
carry away this writing, or if it be
stolen by a thief, then whosoever does
this no'offering shall be presented to
their souls, they shall never more
breathe the air, 110 son or daughter
shall arise from their seed, thoir namo
shall be remembered no longer upon
earth, and most assuredly they shall
never see the beams nf the Pise (the
Sun God)."
Now, it is ".-'Oil brief summers since
Xcs Amsu died, and one might suppose
that the curse was now wearing somewhat thin. But it seems not. This
particular mummy  was  found by  Mr.
Old Sores, Lumea
in Breast. O row tht
removed aad heal,
•d by • simple
Hosm Truism!
No pain.    Describe the trouble, we will send
000k and teiimooiala free.
10 Churchill A»e„ Toroslo
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Hiiil Hiniitnn. Tnki'nmitmin-iiHn»nd
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seize their children uml how necessary
prompt action is in applying relief, always keep hi hand a supply of Pr.
Thomas' Kclectric Oil, liecause experience has taught them that thore is no
better preparation to be had for the
treatment of this ailment. And they
are wise, for its various uses render
it a  valuable mod let no.
Halter Ingram, who was tho younger
brother of the founder of the Illustrated London News. Mr. Ingram gave
the mummy to Lady Meux, hut why ho
did so is unknown. Perhaps ho read
tho curse and hastened to pass on the
responsibility, which was ungallant, especially tn a lady. Moreover, it availed him nothing, for ho was killed by
African elephant iu the following
year. Lady Meux must have known of
the curse, hut she seems to have been
lacking in a proper reverence for the
gods nf tho heathen, ami sho kept the
mummy. But hore, too, we seo the fine
handiwork of NesAmsn, who must, have
had a moan disposition, for Lady Meux
died childless and tho baronetcy became
extinct. So now there is u chance for
some othor daring soul who is willing
to romnin childless and never to see the
beams of the disc.    Tt seems risky,
An Irish medical examiner was questioning a  class of  students.
"How long could a man live ou stir*
about?"  he  asked   of  one.
" He'd live until he uotlldn 't stir
nbout," was the quick reply.
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reach of all, and it can be got at any
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—dyspepsia. They re-tn(orce the stomach by supplying the active principles
needed (or the digestion of all kinds of food.   Try one after each meal.
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Published   every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,  B.C.,  by
The Islander Printing k Publishing Company.
(.'has. C. Hiuikavb, Managing Editor
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Subscription price |1.50 per jenr, payable in mlvance.
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SATURDAY, AUG.   12,   1911.
What the Editor has to say.
Last Wednesday Mr. Ormond T. Smithe, former editor of
this paper left for his old home in Duncana.
I luting the fourteen months Mr. Smithe was a resident of
our city he proved himself a man in every respect and his
many friends as well as ourselves will miss him in the days to
come. We wish Mr, Smithe every success, and We can also
Hnd a slight consolation in the thought that what is our loss
is Duncans gain.
Sir Wilfred Laurier in his farewell address shows that he
is as plausib'e as ever. Nothing howevi r can be found in his
multiplicity of words to explain why the Grand Trunk Pacific
will cost tl.e people of Canada over two hundred million dollars when in introducing the project he declared emphatically
that the entire cost to the country would not exceed thirteen
million dollars. Nor is there anything to show that he is not
quite as far out in his guess as to the benefits to be derived
by tlie reciprocity pact.
The United States has achieved her greatness   under  a
system of protection.
Uncle Sam is actuated by self interest in this offer of
Now that our neighbor cannot raise enough oats to feed
his horses, his largeness t?f heart impels him to reduce the duty
on Canadian oats.
Because   his people cry for cheaper fish for their Friday
dinners. Uncle Sum is willing to   facilitate the admission   of
Canadian finnies.
lieu I. nek: Sum has to gut oui coai iiuywuy tlierts ic
not muoh charity in taking off die duty ol'yj cents per ton.
One thing is sun wheu this duty ist.ikeiii.lt' tlie price will
have to be reducud accordingly, it is therefore the United
States consumer and not the Canadian producer, that will
Not the Cheapest, but the Best
Catalogue Free
Vancouver Island Nursery Co.,
Somenos, V.I.
The Property known as
McPhee's Orchard
is now being subdivided into lots.
Por Full Particulars Apply
The Island Realty Co.
Fire, Life,Live Stock P. L. AttDERTON,
... Acoident.. Phone 22.     Courtenay, B. C.
^eabnctl &^§\x>aite
ectf: Estate
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.
Agents for E. & N. Lands,
Comox District.
Beadnell & Thwaites
Pilsener Beer
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
B ottled Beer Supplied to the Trade Only.
sss-Best on the Coasts
Pilsenep Brewing Co.
Cumberland, B.C.
Summer Furniture
Offerin gs for the
. . Floor . .
Linoleum, Carpet Squares nml Hugs,
For the. windows - Blinds, Tapestry and  Lace Curtains and
Curtain Poles.    For the kitchen-Ranges, Cupboards, Chairs
and Tables,.   For the bedroom—Iron Beds, "Restmore" Mattresses, Springs, Dressers and Stands.
Full Line of Dining Room Furniture on Hand
"The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON       Cumberland, B.C
:   :   :   CEIVED   :   :    :
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
= HOTEL ==
The finest hotel in the city.
Barrister,   Solicitor   and '
Notary Public.
Tlie reduction of duty on a few articles will not reduce the
cost of maintaining our customs department aud the revenue
list will have to be made up iu some other way.
Display Advertisements
7"< cents per column inch pur month.
Special rale ior half page or more.
Condensed Advertisements
1 cent 1 word, 1 issue ; minimum charge 25 cunts.
No uccouiats run for this class of advertising
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"Leading Tobacco King."
Better known as
Dealer in Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
t^. Billiard lloom in connection
if WI
Local Agent /!»
The London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Get rates before ins uring else
Office: Cumberland
Horseshoeing a   Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
Carriages, Wagons, and Farm Implements
Buggy fittings of all hinds
Heintzman and Co., and Stanley Pianos give satisfaction in
tone, touch and durability. Examine these instruments and get
our prices. You will he delighted with them.    We also carry
Victor Gramophones and Victrolas.
These are wonderful instruments; they reproduce the nntural qualify of the Instrument nnd human voice.   Satisfaction Fusranteid.
Church St., NANAIMO, B. C. Opposite Bank of Commerce.
The  Russell
The only Car Miide
hi America with
the "Silent Ruijjhl
A .-... made in rulve
. . . style . . .
Dlevelnnd, Brantford, Massey-Harrls. Perfect nnd Blue Fiver Blcv
pleaj Puirb hip Morse Gam Engines; nlso the Moore Gasoline
Lighti g Systems. Oliver Typewriters. I epniiing of all kinds.
Bicycles, Sewing Machines, Ouus, etc,    Scissors ami Stales ground <
Rubber Tins for Baby Carriages,    Hoops Jar Tabs
Prac(ical   Watchmaker
All Work Guaranteed
i\ lite a Sped
nuir Ave   : : :   Cumb<
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Tlie Store of
The Best Garments
are the only ones we offer for
sale. Our advertising is not
intended to sell our clothing.
It is intended to induce your
interest and to bring you into this store, as our clothing
does the rest.
good, shapely ihoulders, slight
ly concaved and close fitting
collars are tiro of the strongest features tin the selling of
our clothing.
The best clothing makers in
Canada show us their samples each season, and the
"Perfection Brand" is in a
class by itself. All we ask is
for you to call and judge for
yourself.   Price for Suits from
$10 to $30
We carry the largest and
most up-to-date hats for men,
to be found in this vicinity.
NOT LES3 THAN 25c WORTH SUPPLIED. To Ensure Delivery
the same day orders must not be later than 11 a. m.
NOTICE it hereby given that the ret
. ive flitting by rttaun ut a notion
publithed in the British Columbia Gm
ette ot 27th Ducmuber 1907, over a par
oal of lanal aituatrd on Read Itland
known at Lot No. 452 Sajaard Diatrict
formerly ootered by Timber Lioente N".
.111862 which Lieenta eipirerl on the 20th
November lHOil it omici lied, and the
aaid lands will be opened to location by
pre-emption only at midnight on k'ridai
16th OotoW, 1011.
Deputy Minister of Landa.
Department of U-da,
Victoria, B. C, 5th July 1011.
a Year
Old Newspapera for sale at The
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Oood
Wet Ooods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer
Union Lodok No   11. 1. O O. F.
Meets every Friday evening aa 7 aaclaack
i 1. 0. 0. F. Hall    Visiting brethen.
lis. E. Aston, Skcbktakv
Pronince or IIhitiih Columbia.
NOTICE it hereby given that all Pub
lie Highways in unamanizaid dia-
triott, and all Main Trunk Roads in a.r
Kuiaited Dittrictt are tixty-tix leer wide
and have a width of thirty-three feet on
each tide of the meau straight cento
line of the travelled toad.
Miuisiur of Public Wa.rk.,
Department of Publie Works,
Victoria, B. C, July 7th, 1911.
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
.   .AU kinds of hauling done
First-class Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
For our Great
For Pay-Day and Week
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Builders Hardware, Outlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
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Will Old Age Find YOU
Still Drudging Along ?
What is life going tomean to you ? Is it Going to mean comfort and prosperity, or is lack
of training going to condemn you to hard labor for the rest of your days?
FOR YOU, THERE IS A ROAD TO SUCCESS.    Let Geo. Shaw, Nanaimo, tell you all about it.
The International Correspondence Schools
.   .   NANAIMO   REALTY   COMPANY    .   .
Fredericton Sub-Division, Edmonton
Some of the leading business gentlemen of this city are putting this sub-division on the market, and a lot bought on this
valuable property cannot help but net you a handsome profit
in a short time on a very small amount of capital. 1'his property is situated on Alberta Ave., adjoining the city limits. It
is intersected by the St. Albert road, making access to city easy
^Coet ^Icgfarfcme, manager.
To give you an example of the rapid increase in value of this property, we
need but say that Fredericton was bought in November last, and resold a few
months later at over double the purchase price.
Can you afford to miss this opportunity to invest a small amount of capital in
this sub-division ?
Lots on Alberta Amine are 50 x 125, the others 50 x 110.
Prices range from 8100 to iJlOU, terms. IH cash, balance 6, 12 ,(■ 18 moths.
Agents for Columbia Fire Insurance Company
#ttmtertan&, a$. §. THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. B.C.
"My one wish will bo," writes liar-
xy P Pollard, a well known boot and
enoe traveler of Hartford, "tlmt every*
•ae witli n bad stomach may learn us
I did before it's too late, Wat Nerviliue is the one remedy to cure. Why, I
wus in mighty bad shape, my digestion
was all wrong, and every night I would
waken up with a start and find my heart
jumping like a threshing machine.
This was caused by gns in my stomach
pressing ngainst iny heart. When I
started to use N'erviline I got better
mighty fast, It is certainly a grand
remedy for the traveling man, keeps
your stomach in order, cures cramps,
prevents lumbago or rheumatism,
breaks up chest, colds and sore throat—
in fact there hasn't been an ache or
pain inside or outside for the past two
years that I haven't cured with Nervi-
tine,    hn vou wonder I recommend it?"
lu Cnrnhill for May, Mr. Frederick
Boyle engages in a very charming chat
about taming animals. He remarks that
it is curious and humiliating to recall
that civilized man hits scarcely itddo I
•ne useful creature to those which ho
inherited from his savage forefathers.
Only zebraa and ostriches have been
turned to the service of man. It is ,t
question whether EuropeanB would ever
have tamed elephants. Cots, the writer
tells ns, were rare in Kurope so late
as the Christian era. Thero ia no refer
enco to cats in the Old Testament, nor
in the cuneiform record so far. Yet
they were common in Egypt before the
tixodus. Cats were comparatively a re
•ent rn trod action to India. Darwia re
marked in South America that, the busi'
ness of domesticating birds aud animals
•aptared is left to wild radians. Their
settled kinsfolk could not Hud the requi
site patience. Morses were chiefly usei
for food after the reindeer age. The
horse was first seen in Egyptian menu
merits about 1500 B.C. Riding for
pleasure was denounced by Bishop Aid
helm a century after Alfred the Great,
and classed as a vice with drunkenness,
to be cursed as a vain indulgence by
the priest. The young of wild boars
in every part of the world are striped,
but uo race of European pigs shows a
sign of it. These aro.samples of the
information conveyed in this most in
toresting paper.
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Mr. Samuel Martin, of Strathroy,
Ont. passed twenty years of his life in
misery, Buffering tortures from lame
back, lie tried nearly nil advertised
remedies and household recipes, but re
col veil im benefit  from any of them.
Home months ago. seeing Gin Pllli
advertised Mr. Martin purchased a box.
The relief which Mi. Martin exporlonc
ed after lu> hnd taken olio box, was so
great that lie knew he had found the
right Remedy at last. He used two more
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SENATOR OVERMAN said tbe oth-
er  day of a  defeated   bill:
It  deserved  defeat.  It  was as
irregular as the Tin Can poker game.
"A man describing the game said:
" 'One-eyed Bones, on my right, held
four kings aad an ace. Two-lingered
Seherraerhorn, on my left, held four
aces anil a king.'
"'And yon—what did you hold?*'
some one asked excitedly.
" ' I, being tho coroner, held the inquest,'  was tho reply."
>•    •    »
An old darky wanted to join a fash
ionablo city church, and the minister
knowing it wnn hardly the thing to do,
and not wanting to hurt his feelings,
told him to go homo and pray over it.
lu a few days the darky came back.
"Well, what do you think of it by
this timer' asked the preacher.
'' Well, Hah," ropbed the colored
man, "Ah prayed an' prayed, an' do
gooit Lawd he says to tne, 'Itustus, Ah
wouldn't boder ma liuid about dat no
mil'. Ah've been trying to got into
dat church mahse'f fo' do las' twenty
yearns an Ah done had no luck,' "
In a southern county of Missouri
years ago, when the form of questioning was slightly different from now,
much trouble was experienced in getting a jury in a murder trial.
Finally an old fellow answered every
question satisfactorily; he had no prejudices, was not opposed to capital
punishment, and was generally considered a valuable find. Then the prosecutor said solemnly;
"Juror, look upon the prisoner; prisoner, look upon tho juror."
The old man adjusted his spectacles
and peered at the prisoner for a full
half minute. Then, turning to the
court, he said;
".fudge, durned if I don't believe
he's guilty."
Nothing makes us quite so weary us
theso elaborate, gotten-up-ahoadof-
time jokes that some people stage and
spring with such a dramatic effect. A
man went Into the patent oflice at
Washington last week, and said he
wanted a copyright. They steered him
to the right department, and he opened
up like this:
"This is Saturday, is it not? Thank
you. I understand that you will not
issue a  copyright on Sunday?"
"No. sir.   That is the rule."
'.'But you will issue a copyright oh
any other day of the week?"
"Yes, sir."
"I'm so glad. I want to get Friday
copyrighted. It's my birthday, and I
don't want any other fellows using it.
How  much will  it  cost?"
Among the engravings that adorned
the walls of a Toledo woman's home
was one big one of the leaning tower
of Pisa.
One morning, shortly aftor the advent of a new maid, the mistress of
the house noticed that the picture of
the tower hung crooked. She straighten-
It, and said nothing of the matter to
the new servant, who hnd evidently
shifted   it  while dusting.
The next day the picture wus again
crooked, and the next. Finally, one
morning, chancing to be in the room
where the picture was, the mistress
said to the maid, as she dusted:
Mary, you've hung that picture of
the tower crooked.   Just look it it!"
'That's what 1 say, mum," returned
the domestic; "look at it. The only
way I can git that blamed tower to
bang straight is to hang the picture
George Ade recently heard that an
idd lady from the neighborhood in
Indiana* where lie was born was in
town on a visit to a relative. Mr, Ade
thought that theatre tickets would be
a fitting attention, and on consulting
her as to what she would prefer to see,
she said that she had seen "The Merchant of Venice" ovor thirty years ago,
and had always desired to see it again.
Ile accordingly procured the tickets.
Tho next day he called and inquired
how she liked the performance as compared with that she remembered from
long ago.
Well." replied the old lady, "Venice seems to have spruced up a right
smart bit, but that. Shyloek is the same
mean, grasping critter that he used to
A big negrcss camo before a Virginia
judge the other day. seeking redress
for   domestic   troubles,
*' I '80 a wronged woman.'' she declared In a give me back my child you
villain tune, "an' I wants redress I'm'
dis yore 00*t."
"Tell me about your trouble," said
the  kind hearted   judge.
"It's about mull ofo man. Ilo'l done
been i-n'yin' on plumb iCAtinnlous wif
a lot of 0080 veh young niggah gals, an'
it's got  so  ba'ad twill  f  don' see him
no rftoah'n oi a week,   Romptn's got
tah be did."
"Il'm! 1 »oo," said the judge, "Vou
are seeking a divorce— ll legal soparu
tion—is thai  it?"
"(io 'long, man I Divo 'co not h in '!
Think I '> gwine t' gib him what he
wants, and 'low (lot man who, 'spite
all his ms-edness, is ile linn'somest niggah   in   Oootl   Tree   Holler,   t'   go   sky-
1 I'm'  'round 'mong ilom little yallor
gals. N', sah! I doan1 want no divnVe,
n'r dat legal soptitutioii you'all's talk-
I ion t. N', sa h, jed ge; wlm t I
wants Is an Injunction."
There was :iii aged Scotchman who
bv native shrewdness made a fortune,
aiid he did it without the slightest bit
of education.
line dav he and an acquaintance were
talking,-  when   Ihe   latter   said   tn   old
"Say,     Duncan,   you    don't    know
nough  tn go in when  it rains.    Why.
you I'ttti 't even spell bird."
" B-n-r d," said Duncan.
"I toll you you don't know anything.
Why, if yon lmd to spell tn make a
living vmiM have been dead venrs ago.
I'll bel yon a hundred ynu can't spell
J 'II tnk' ve." quickly replied Dun
can. After the money was put up Dun
can said:
"That aint the way you spelled it
the first time."
"I wisna bettin' then."
A story from the Folios Bergere has
to do with Sig. Curti, the imported bnl
let master, who spent half an honr try
ing to drill into the walnut head of a
chorus man a bit of pantomime. At
last the chorus man said:
"Aw, what's th' odds? Thuh Ameri
cans don't care for pantomime, nuy
"It makes me think," said Curti
"of the old tenor. Broke, down and
out. he had been sleeping in the livery
stable for three mouths, when ho sud
denly got a chance to sing the role iu
which he hnd once been famous. I,a
Scale at Milan was packed that night,
Ho sang—mnst painfully-— beforo that
vast audience, At the end the nudioneo
hissed with drilled unanimity.
" 'Ahh!' said the old tenor, in tho
wings. 'Eos eet uot painful, Zee I ta 1
iau people, zev no longer care for Ver
*    *    tt
Under ordinary conditions, he was a
man of prominence—but, as he ascended tho steps of his residenco, very early
in the morning, it was vory evident
that ho desired to be as much otherwise
as possible.
The cabby was lingering near by to
see that his charge was safely disposed
of for the night. The door opened before the man on the steps could get the
key to work, and he wns greeted with
the question:
"Henry, where have you been?"
"ITeu-ry!  Where Havo You Been?"
(He turns to descend the steps).
"Are yon going to answer my ques
'' Ves, dearie, heart, I sure am. From
my personal knowledge, beloved o' my
soul, I can't give th' desirod information. So you jest lay down again
while I go back an' ask tli' hack driver. ''
Among the less known writers of the
nineteenth century was Samuel Rogers.
He kept open house, and frequently entertained Dickens, Macaulay, Carl vie,
and other celebrities of tho time.
Rogers was a notable wit, but, unfortunately, his thrusts were not always
tempered with kindness, Irving, in a
letter, says: "I dined tete-a-tete with
him some time since, and he served up
his friends as he served up his fish,
with a squeezo of lemon over each. It
was very piquant, but it set my teeth
on edge."
This same caustic flavor of his wit is
shown in a story he wns fond of telling
to the discredit of French valor.
An Knglishman and a Frenchman had
got into a wordy squabble, which led
to mutual insults and a challenge. Nothing could save the honor of either
of them  but a duel.
But duels were not fought to kill.
Even serious wounds were unpleasant,
ami a mere scratch would answer the
purpose better. So thnt the antagonists might have a better chance of
missing one another, they repaired to a
dark room.
All was in readiness. The signal was
given. The Knglishman. no less eager
to preserve his foe than himself, groped
to the open fireplace. He pointed his
pistol up the chimney and fired.
"Aond, by .love," Rogers was wont
to exclaim, '' he brought down the
The Horseman
The importau event of last month in
the harness world was the sale of the
green pacer Peter Preston (which already, has been named in the $5.1 M10 ('.
of <'. purse at Detroit and several other
events) to Archie Mackenzie, member
of the Canadian family that has been so
prominent in the railroad and financial
enterprise of that country, and W. J.
Cowan, of Cannlngton, Out.
Mr. Cowan acted as the purchaser.
The original advice to buy the horse
having come from K. .1. Bochou, of
Winnipeg, where tho Mackenzie family
resided. Itnchon owns the Itroncho,
former champion pacing mare, and he
was familiar with Peter Preston nnd
knew what the stallion was capable
of in the pacing line. The price was
not quibbled over, ami the other day
alter the Canadians had seen the horse
perform over the Dean track at Pain
tine the transaction was concluiled, and
Dean was told Peter Preston would ro-
main a member of liis campaigning
It is evident the Canadians are going to make n strung bid this year
for the C. uf ('., a race they vainly
hnve tried to win ever since it was inaugurated. They came dose to success wilh Tin- Eel, which set the record for Ihe race at li.OIl, being beaten
by Minor Heir and Angus Pointer, and
other Canadian-owned pacers have
tried liurd for the big money. Last
fall, If. -I. Mackenzie, of Winnipeg,
cousin of the new owner of Peter Preston, bought the stallion doe Patchen
11., and sent him to California for a
special winter preparation for tin* big
pacing races.
The Patchen horse showed i.HIVi
over ti half mile track the day he was
sold, and is now at Indinnupnlis waiting for the opening of the Grand Oir-
Pint. What he did in California satis-
lied   his trainer,  ftuvis .lames, that   the
Dcht Sirs,—I was a chronic sufferer
from continuous colds in the throat and
nose, and for many years have con
stnntly had Catarrh. I was recommended to try Catarrhozone, nud find that
by using the inhaler on the first touch
of a cold or la grippe I am ablo to stay
it iu a few hours. I have been able to
breathe through my nose freely since
using Catarrhozone; in fact I am completely cured. (Signed) Klwood S. Lee,
Sydenham, Ont.
All dealers sell Catarrhozone, in 25c,
50c and $1.00 sizes. Refuse a substitute.
sou of doe' Patchen, -JO'/i, is up to a
mile in 2.05 right now, and, as a mat
ter of fact, his real speed is unknown.
He has shown enough, however, to
make it certain he will be a starter
iu the race. With Joe Patchen II. nnd
Poter Preston in all tho important slow
class paces the Mackenzie family cor
tainly holds a strong hand, us the^ Pros
ton horso will be up to a mile in 2,05 by
.luly, when the Ornnd Circuit opens.
A good judge nf race nags said the
other day: "We will see more high
class pacers out this year than ever before. 1 know tho Canadians think
.loe Patchen It. is a classy pacer, and
I 've heard the praises of Akar sung.
Hut how about several others** What
are you going to do with Hal Akin
if Tom Murphy gets him to the post
sound and feeling well? That pacer
worked a mile in 2,04^i two years
ago, and ho is a bear cat when it comes
to racing mile heats until somebody
wins three of them.
"Peter Preston is unknown to the
genernt run of horsemen, but he was
good enough, with a little work, to
tramp a mile in 2.00:};i in a race last
fall. Now he stepped the last, half of
that heat iu 1.01%, and poked in and
out and around eight or ton horses
during tho trip, He is the best-made
pacer in the way of lung development
you ever saw, and although not a tall
horse, or what would be called a big
one, wears a bigger girth than any
horse ever trained at the Dean track
had any use for. He never takes a long
breath at the end of a fast mile, is the
best bred one in the race—by Poter the
Great, dam Tosa, 2,19'/, by Enfield—so,
ns tho Indian auctioneers say when
they are selling cows: 'Don't fault nobody but yourself of you overlook thb
here one!"
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If Portugal becomes so progressive
as to adopt the "recall," and should
recall President Hraga to private life
and Manuel to the throne, ns some predict, no honor in Manuel's gift wilt be
too high for Captain Pnivo Coucoiro.
Refusing to be tempted by tho most
ilatterig offers from the Republican government, he prefers to live an exile in
Snain, working for the restoration of
his young king. To the imagination
of the Portuguese royalists he is the
personification of trust, tradition, and
temerity, and the correspondent of the
London Outlook, dwelling upon the
wave of enthusiasm that Coueeiro's
most recent manifesto lias aroused,
thinks that their imagination may not
be so far astray. He recollects, also,
how on thnt disastrous day of October
5th, 1010, when the storm of rebellion
broke loose, he was one of the few
royalist soldiers who did his duty, ami
did it well.
lie was on foot, fighting throughout
all those thirty-six hours, thus behaving
in a very different manner from so
many others on whom the monarchy
had bestowed high office, but who, when
the moment of trial came, manifested
the most extreme cownrdice. Those
who still remained faithful to the, cause
which represented eight centuries of
glorious traditions concentrated all
their hopes in that heroic figure. When
defeat came, Paivo CouCOlro accepted
it with the pride und dignity of a Ro
man, and went into retirement. He at
once sent iu his resignation as an officer nf the army, but the new govern
ment refused to accept it. He persisted, however, in his determination to resign, despite all the blanishmeuts of
the new regime, which was exceedingly
anxious to have the support of his prestige, and showed that he could not be
bribed, even by bribes which few ambitious soldiers could resist, into etnbrac
ing a cause which he detested. Por
months the strongest possible pressure
was brought to bear on him. He is too
proud to tell how great are the prizes
which were offered him, and the public
knows nothing of the temptations to
which he was exposed. He only saw
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on the way, the rights of the great
majority of the nation.
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which Captain Coueeiro could entertain.
Ile frankly declared to tlie provisional government that he wns dissatisfied
with the situation aud that he desired
to be freed from his duty, us a soldier,
to obey the constituted authorities. He
declared his conviction, founded ou
many facts, that the Republic not only
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meant immediate danger for the independence of the nation, but did not correspond to the wishes of tho majority.
He asked that for the actual government there should be substituted another, an impartial government, which
should take a referendum uf tho people
as to the form of the regime which
thoy preferred. Whatever the result of
that plebiscite might prove to ho, he
undertook to regard it as the supreme
expression of tho national will, (t is
unnecessary to say that this proposal,
a proposal worthy of the noble spirit
with which it originated, found no sup
fiort from tho president, who knows
letter than any man in Portugal what
would be the result of such a plebiscite.
On learning of the rojoction of his proposal, Paivo Coueeiro declared that ho
would stay iu Lisbon for twenty-four
hours, and would then, if not arrested,
take whatever stops seemed good to
him, The twenty-four hours having
passed without the government deciding
to apprehend him, Coueeiro left for
Spain, where he at once began an active
propaganda for the restoration of the
His first act, upon crossing the frontier, wus to publish u manifesto explaining his attitude.
He said that Spain, being convinced
thut she would hnve in tho Portuguese
Republic au impossible neighbor, was,
in conjunction with Kngland, preparing
to intervene. This being the ease, a
monarchical restoration seemed to him
to be the sole means of safeguarding
the national independence. He emphasized the ndvisnbility of sparing the
country the horrors of a civil war, by
taking a poll of the people oa the question of the regime which the country
preferred. He approved of the provisional government's social legislation,
but disapproved of all its other dictatorial proceedings, lie gnve instances
to prove that the republican regime wns
only increasing the lack of discipline
and the spirit of anarchy which is one
of the Portuguese people's greatest de-
facts. He expressed his conviction that
the only sort of government which could
solve in a few mouths all the difliculties
of the situation was a resolute military
government of an impartial character.
This manifesto was at once seized by
order of the government, which at the
same time intimated to the few newspapers still left in the country thnt
they were not to make the faintest reference to it. Despite this prohibition.
the document in question enjoys a large
circulation, as did the Bishops' Pastoral and the Jesuit manifesto, both of
which the provisional government hnd
likewise placed upon their index.
Paivo Coueeiro is at present iu Vigo,
on the northern frontier, where there
are also concentrated hundreds of Por
tiiguese exiles.
The Portuguese government has sev
oral times requested the Spanish nutho
rities to break up this nest of fugitives,
but, so far, its representations have
not been very well attended to, and it
has every reason to belive that Spain
is in favor of this antl republican movement. This being the case, the provisional government decided to take steps
to safeguard itself, so far as lay in its
power, against a royalist insurrection
in the north or an armed incursion of
Paivo Coueeiro from across the frontier. With thnt object ia view it dispatched to Oporto a war vessel manned
entirely by the officers and sailors who
proved tlieir disloyalty on October .5th.
It has also reinforced its garrisons in
the north with southern troops, whom
it regards ns trustworthy. We may
soon see if its reliance on them is just'
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ON Monday the cables flashed to
all parts of the world the news
of the sudden and tragic death of
Sir W. S. Gilbert, the famous dramatic
author and librettist. It is not too
much to say that wherever the English
language is spoken, peoplo are mourning the passing of one who, while the
gentlest and merriest of funmakers,
was at the same time the keenest and
meet merciless of satirists. The librettos of Gilbert have nevor beeu equalled
by their kind, however near later composers may havo come to equalling the
delightful music of Sir Arthur Sullivan.
While Gilbert and Sullivan had many
ottable successes to their credit, including "Patience," '"lolanthe" and
"The Mikado," their fame rests most
secure in "H.M.8. Pinafore." "Pinafore" was first produced in Loodon at
tbe Opera Coinique on May 25, 1878.
It reached America in November of the
name year, being first produced in Bos-
Un at tne old Boston Museum, It
reaehed New York January IS, 1870,
and within a few months overran the
whole of the country like a conflagration. Nothing like the "Pinafore"
erase has boen known, before or since.
There was a tragic coincidence in
the fact that last Monday, the very day
of Gilbert's lamentable death, a great
revival of "Pinafore" commenced a
run of four weeks at the New York
Casino with an all-star cast, including
sach well-known artists as Henry E.
Dixey, George J. MacFarlane, Arthur
Aldridge, DeWolf Hopper, Eugene
Cowles, Harold Crane, Christine Nielsen, Louise Gunning, Marie Cahlll and
Aliee Brady.
We eail the ocean blue,
And our saucy ship's a beauty;
Wo're sober men and true,
And attentive to our duty.
When the balls whistle free o'er tbe
bright blue sea,
We stand to our guns all day;
When at anchor we ride on the Ports
mouth tide,
We have plenty of time for play.
Do you need to be told where this
nautical verse comes from, or how the
tune goes that fits its swinging rytbm
If so, it is proof positivo that you belong to a generation still "in standing water," as Mai vol io sayB, "as a
squash is before 'tis a peaacod, or a
codling whon 'tis almost an apple."
Not yours the joy of being taken to aee
"H.M.8, Pinafore, or The Lass that
Loved a Bailor," in the days when Gil
bert and Sullivan were just beginning
the series of comic operas that have
nevor since beeu equalled for scintillating wit and charming melodies. Not
yours to have owned its musical score
—one bought the complete volume in
those days, and not simply one or two
eatchy numbers—nor yours to have
sung your way through from cover to
cover, acting as much as you could recall of situation or dialogue with other
youngsters also Pinafore mad. Not
yours, alas, to realize that a musical
comedy may be vastly entertaining,
without n suggestive dialogue, two or
more slapstick comedians, a pony ballet, and a long line of bedizened show
girls; nor to discern that the best of
what the public now hears at the popular musical "show" is a feeble units-
tion of the delightful Gilbertian original.
But you who did see the early pro
daction, and are hoping to renew your
youth by its latest and most ambitious
revival, you, doubtless, can follow lyric
after lyric with tbe exactness of a
prompter. Do you need to be reminded
that the chorus just quoted is the signal
for the appearance of Little Buttercup,
"dear little Buttercup," with her bas
ket of
Snuff and tobaccy, and excellent jaeky,
Scissors and watches and knives;
Ribbons and laces to set off the faces
Of   pretty   young   sweethearts   and
Treacle   and    toffee   and    excellent
Soft tommy und succulent chops;
Chickens and conies and pretty polonies
And excellent peppermint drops.
You didn't know then—and it's ten
chances to one that you don't know
now—what soft tommy and conies and
pretty polonies are. But they sounded
delicious. You felt, somehow, that they
wore juicy and sweet und soft and
sticky, as soothing to the pulate as
sourballs and ''lickerish'' root, and,
with the sailors, you yearned to buy
of "the rosiest, tho roundest, and the
reddest boauty in all Spithead."
When modern musical comedy tonors
or sopranos sing the conventionally
necessary ditty about the lovo of tho
glowworm ami tho moth, the amorous
goldfish and the gay lieutenant, tho boo
and tho breeze, there will bo those who,
now settled men of business, with rapidly thinning hair, revert to the foro-
runner of all such themes, which they,
in uncertain boyish voices, used to
warblo to tho Josephines of their early
fancies. It told the tale of tho devotion of tho nightingale for tho moon,
and tho lowly vale for tho stately
mountain. Meantime, the erstwhile
Josephines will remember that they had
thoir turn, whon, with oycs cast down
and fingors twining a wreath of roses,
culled from thoir last summer's leghorns, they thrilled to the touching import of
Sorry hor lot who loves too well,
Hoavy tho heart thnt lovos but vainly!
Sad are tho sighs thnt own tho spell
Uttered by eyes that speak too plainly:
Heavy the sorrow that bows the head,
When love is alive nnd hope is dead.
Sir Joseph Porter, K.O.B.
And yet it was not tho mock heroic
hero or heroine who roused to greatest
enthusiasm tho youngsters who could
havo passed a better examination in
"Pinafore" thnn in the vagaries of
Knglish grammar. Who would be a
moonstruck Ralph Rackstraw when
thore hnd boon created the gallant Captain who was never—well, hardly ovor
—sick at sea; and thnt othor splendid
figure, Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B., "tlio
Ruler of the Queen's Navee!" In six
long verses you used to relate his history from his humble beginning as "office boy to an attorney's firm," whero
he "polished up the handle of the big
front door," through his successive promotions as junior clerk, articled clerk,
junior partner, and M.P. Doubtless
you missed, you youngster of the days
gone by, tho subtle satire pervading the
lyric and culminating in the last verse:
Now, landsmen all, whoever you may
If you waat to rise to the top of the
If your soul isn't fettered to an office
Be careful to be guided by this golden
Stick close to your desks and never go
to sea,
And  you  all   may   be  Rulers   of  the
Queen's Navee.
But you wore not the only ones my
dear. Far from it. And in these days,
when we prefer our humor put on, like
the March Hare's butter, with the
bread-knife, you may bo quite sure that
there will bo others in plonty who will
miss the delicate flavor of the wit, particularly whea, as in the case of "Pinafore," it is the best humor.
1 Delicately, yet unmistakably, does
tho librettist poke fun at the foibles of
his countrymen and the amiable follies
of bis country, Josephine, blushing for
the weakness that allows her to think
tenderly of a common sailor; Sir Joseph, condescending to bestow his
hand oa a mere captain's daughter; the
Captain, who, if be were differently
situated, would think tonderly of Buttercup, and she, in turn, lamenting that
he is rich and lofty, while she ia poor
and lowly—these are the incidents that
lead to the humorous denouement, in
which Buttercup acknowledges that in
years gone by, when she was young
and charming, she had mixed two
babies up in her capacity of baby farmer.    Soulfully she sings:
Two tender babos I nusaed,
One was of low condition,
Tho other upper crust,
And regular patrician.
No sooner ia the fateful revelation
made than, with due regard for England's social prejudices, Ralph and Josephine, the ex-Captain and Buttercup,
are mated, while Sir Joseph, true to his
ingrown   aristocracy,  consoles   himself
with Hebe, chief of "his sisters and
his cousins and hia aunts," who early
in the first act had come "gayly tripping, lightly skipping" to the scene of
the story.
England's conscious superiority gets
a sly dig or hit. One fancies that thore
was a twinkle in the eye of the one
who later satirized the Court of Chancery and the aesthetic craze when he
penned the swinging sailor chorus:
He is an Englishman;
For he himself has said it,
And it's greatly to his credit,
That he is an Englishman.
For he might have been a Rooshian,
A French, or Turk, or Prooshian,
Or, perhaps, Italian.
But   in  spite  of  all  temptations
To belong to other nations,
He remains an Englishman.
It was in choruses like these that the
small fry, incapable of sustained vocal
effort, came out strong. There was so
much chance for action, for attitudinizing. Even those of mediocre histrionic
ability found themselves inspired when
tho boatswain described the proper
bearing of tho British tar:
His foot should stamp aad hia throat
should growl,
His hair should   twirl   and   hia   face
ahould scowl;
His eyes should flash and his breast
Aud this should bo his customary attitude.
For Grumbly Small Voices
Another song well fitted for growly,
grumbly, wobbly, small boy voices is
the duot between Dick Deadoye and
the Captain when the amiable villain
of the story discloses the plea of Ralph
to elope with tho fair Josephine. There
ia ovon now tho owner of a low-pitched
voice, who recollects that the rolo was
ontrusted to hor because of hor deep
alto ond unusual ability to be terrify-
ingly wicked in aspect. How sho cocked hor weather eye and how her brow
lowered as sho began, "Kind captain,
I've important information," and how
sho revelled in the appearance of the
cat-o' nine tails, and lungod into tho refrain of "Sing hey, tho cat-o'-ninetails and the tar." And her voico
dropped to mysterious, hushed tones in
the ensemble that followed with its
"Silent bo, it was the cat."
Absolutely guileless ns is the text of
this charming old opera, a story still
survives to Indicate that, ia some com*
munities, it was not regarded as abovo
suspicion. It is with the greatest glee
that a certain collogo professor tolls
how "Pinafore",wns once almost tho
means of his losing a professorship.
Ho occupied a iiniio-too-softly upholstered chair of music at a small mid-
Western sectarian college, during the
height of the opera's popularity. His
wife sang well, and ho had somo histrionic ability. So together they planned
an amateur production of "Pinafore"
for tho benefit of the music department.
Mrs. Professor waH Josephine, ho was
stage manager, nud sundry students
nnd townsfolk filled up tho cast and
chorus and orchestra. Rehearsals went
on merrily, enthusiasm run high, and n
really good performance ensued, with
no other adverse criticism from tho
good people of tbe simple, narrowly religious community than a fow averted
glances at Mrs. Professor's abbreviated
skirt and low neck.
Wnen "The Oath Was Taken"
But the next faculty mooting arrived,
and with it a sensation. During its
course a long-bearded, sanctimonious
professor arose, and, in a lengthy
speech denounced the opera us a scandal, a worldly, unchristian spectacle,
and condemned the head of the music
department us a dangerous man.
"For," said he, and this was evidently his long-deferred climax, "while I
was not there, I understand, brethren,
that the oath wns taken." Tho faculty
looked disturbed, the music professor
dazed. The oath was takenf What could
the man mean? He must bo quick-witted to avert what might bo serious
Suddenly light dawned. In a flash he
remembered that near the close of the
last act tne Captain, who "never—well,
hardly, ever—used a big, big D,'' had
ejaculated, '' Why, damme, it's too
bad," a sentiment echoed by his faithful follower, Dick Doadeye. There was
just one way to smooth ovor the matter. Well was it for him that the sense
of humor of that group of professors
was best indicated by the nature of the
complaint. He rose, and in a tactful
littlo speech regretted that the performance had been a cause of offence
to any one. That "the oath had been
taken," he could not deny. But that it
had taught anything other than a moral
lesson he did question. Those who had
attended the opera would recall that
the Captain's words had been overheard by Sir Joseph's sisters and cousins and aunts, who wero shocked into
alienee; that Sir Joseph himself had
been horrified; and that Hebe had announced  in  awestruck  tones:
Did you hour him, did you hear him?
Oh, the monster overbearing!
Don't go near him, don't go near him.
He ia swearing, he is swearingl
More than that, the noble Ruler of
the Queen's Navee had ordered the
Captain in disgrace to his cabin, refusing to listen to excuses in auch splendid sentiment as:
1 will hear of no defense,
Attempt noue if you're sensible.
That word of evil sense
Is wholly indefensible.
Go, ribald, get you hence
To your cabin with colerity;
This is the consequence
Of ill-advised asperity.
"Gentlemen," he concluded dramatically, "could anything be more plainly
a rebuke of profanity?" and the incident was closed.
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upon tugs at the life line to communicate with those above. This was true
in the case of George Means, whose
story is told in the Scientific American,
He recounts:
It was in the Gulf of Mexico, and I
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of the Bella Marta, sunk two years before, and supposed to contain a good
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out, because the way I had come was
the way to his jaws—he was on the
wrong side for me. I was in mortal
terror lest he go at my tube, but he hud
eyes for bigger game. There was, but
one thing to do, so I drew my knifo—
—luckily it wus a good ton-inch blade
—and waited. It was my first experience with sharks, and I was nervous,
hut the thought that my life depended
on no one but me kept my head clear.
He came at mo suddenly, with a rush
and turned almost on his back, so as
to givo his scissor jaw a chance. That
was mv chance, and I gave it to him
twice in the throat, slashing as much
as T could.    .
The water was red in a minute, and
as 1 threw myself on my face I just
prayod he would swim off to clear
wator. He did, I guess, for things wero
quiet for a while, and as soon as my
heart stopped pounding long enough to
me to get my breath, I commerced to
feel my way back again through the
maze of woodwork, spars, wreckage,
and old cordage through which I had
crept to get at the interior of tho hull.
It was slow work, nad hazy red as the
water was, 1 was afraid to do much
cutting of ropes for fear of cutting my
own line. About tins time tho air gut
scarce again, aud I was in a desperate
hurry, I toll you, I did finally manage to get clear, and, all unnervod, I
gave the signal to hiiul up, when—see
this here stump of a leg? Either that
shark or another one num' along just
then nnd got the rest of it. I hauled
with all my might, and the man at tho
line, "feeling" something wrong, hauled too. I came up with u rush, my
helmet full of water and noarly choked
to death. The blood was coming out of
ears and mouth us well as my stump,
and they gave me,up for dead, but I
pulled around. No, nover dived any
more; didn't want to, oither. The company gave mo a pension, and now I
just enjoy it.
dredge to solve the problem of mining
in grounds below the water level and in
rapidly flowing streams. These facts
we owe to an article by H. W. Rogers
and C. M. Bliveu, who tell in International Marine Engineering (New
York and London, May) how electric
power hus now boeu utilized in this
type of mining.   Thoy write:
"The early typo of dreigo, which
was considered massive and powerful,
ia a striking contrast to the dredges of
buckets holding 3Vi cubic foot, digging
to a depth of 30 feet, und was driven
bv a 50 horsepower steam-engine; and,
although partly successful, was always
very expensive, owing to the scarcity
of fuel and the excessive cost of handling it. With the rapid development of
hydro-electric plants throughout the
West, and the insurance of a constant
economic power-supply transmitted
through great distances, the mining
companies soon turned their attention
to the electric motor fot operating
"Tho most successful and practical
standard dredge of today is the continuous chain, close-connected bucket type,
varying in capacity from 3 to 13 V.
cubic feot. While tho deails may vary
slightly, in general construction it is
similar to the ordinary continuous
chain-bucket dredge used for other
work, except that it must be greatly
strengthened in order to rosist the excessive strains due to digging iu rocky
ground. Tho machinery consists of thp
digger or bucket line, revolving screens,
sluice tables and boxes, stacker for
carrying tho tailings, high and low pressure pumps, priming-pumps amalgamator, lines and spuds for guiding the
dredge, and occasionally a sand pump.
"The digger consists of a steel ladder
of massive construction, built to support the bucket Hue and resist the
heavy stains while in operation, especially near bed rock. The bucket
lips, bubiHngs, and 'oilers are made of
manganese steel, which possesses tho
test weiuing qualities and reduces the
(tst of maintenance to a minimum. The
speed o*' the bucket line varies from 50
feet (with 18 to '15 buckets) to 75 feet
(with .."> to 'A) buckets) per minute, depending upon the condition of the
"For tiie open tion and control of the
digger, a variable-speed motor is used.
This is located on tbe lower deck and
belted to the driving-pulley, which is
generally situated in the rear of the
pilot-house on the upper deck. The
duty imposed upon this motor is severe,
as it must operate under conditions
calling for power varying from 75 per
cent, overload down to 25 per cent, of
its rated capacity. The motor recommended for this servico is an alternating current, induction-type machine designed on liberal lines and equipped
with a drum-type controller having 14
running points, forward and reverse,
with the necessary resistance for continuous operation on nnv notch of the
controller from oue half to full speed.
. , .The ordinary motor designed for
intermittent service can not be successfully applied."
The first successful dredge in California began operations only about ten
years ago; yet today more than ono-
quarter of the gold mined in that State
is secured by dredging, mostly from
ground previously mined, Tho develop
ment of tlio gold dredge is the latest of
n series of stops ia the recovory of
placer deposits, following the pan, the
rocker, the long Tom, the sluico-hox,
the ground sluice, drift mining, the
monitor and the hydraulic olovator. All
of these methods had their time and
place, and some are still extensively
employed,   but   it   remained   for   tho
At a meeting of the S'oismological
Association at The Hague, Prof. Wei-
chert asserted that his studies of the
varying velocity of earthquake tremors,
passing through tbe interior of the
globe, lead to the conclusion that the
oarth consists of a central core of iron
or steel, about 5,580 miles in diameter,
surrounded with a stony shell 030 miles
in thickness. Between the outer solid
rind and the inner layer of rock, covering the metallic core, be thinks there
is a layer of liquid, or plastic material,
lying a little less than 20 miles below
the surface of the earth.
The question of improving the sugar
beet has come up in France, and many
growers were surprised to learn that according to recent figures France occupies only the fifth place as to tho
amount of sugar produced per acre of
beets. It is evident that the quality
needs to be improved, as Germany, Belgium, Austria and Holland are iu tho
lead. Besides, tho sugar industry finds
it difficult to obtain a boet supply, as
the growers prefer to sell to alcohol
producers, and the sugar manufacturers
cannot pay a high price, this being lim
ited by the present low prico of sugar.
Ono of tho really enjoyable piano
recitals of the season wns givon in the
ball mom of tho Royal Alexandra Hotel
last week, by Miss Mabel Prestwich,
a comparative newcomer to musical
circles. Miss Prestwich essayod a
widely varied ami exacting programme,
and proved herself a thoroughly accomplished pianist, interpreting the works
of many of the masters with a fine intelligence ami a sympathetic and always musical temperament. White undoubtedly most happy in her Chopin
numbers, tho "Nocturne in G Minor"
und tho "Prelude in A flat" being admirably played. Miss Prestwich demon*
strafed her versatility aud a high de
gree of technical ability in four waltzes
by Brahms, also in the same composer's
"Rhiipsodio in E flat." Liszt's dainty
" Liobestraum" was rendered with a
delightful delicacy, and a number of
other difficult, compositions were treated with an oqual authority and finish.
Miss Prestwich also demonstrated her
ability as an accompanist, taking the
piano during the singing of a number
of delightful song numbers by Miss
Helen Prestwich. Throe Englisli songs,
'' To My Beloved," " Jenny) a Lament," und "A Love Song," are compositions of Miss Mabel Prestwich and
entitlo hor to serious consideration for
the undoubted promise of native talent
they contain. Probably oving to tho
lateness of the season, the attendance
was not ut nil ns large as tho delightful
eatertninment justified, but tho Misses
Prestwich wero recalled again and
again, and the recital was in every way
ii success.
The minister: "And does your papa
say grace at tho table, too?"
The Angel child: "Yes, sir; but ho
doesn't say it like you do."
" What, does he say?"
"llo sits down au' looks round an'
says, 'Great Scott, what a dinner!' "
People what try to get a living writing odes to spring nre very busy just
now—making ode rhyme with snowed.
A number of circumstances, chief
among them tho unveiling of the magnificent monument at Buckingham Palace, have served to call retrospective
Queen Victoria und the interval that
passed since her death provides a perspective by means of which her character and achievements can be more fairly judged than has hitherto been possible.
On the one side, Victoria had all the
virtues and many of the characteristics of an English wifo and mother of
the middle-class; on the other, aa ex
alted sense of tho greatness and dig*
nit v of her position, and the respect
due to its occupant. Looking at the
rich and fashionable people in pursuit
of amusement, she expres^d the opinion that they were "all a little mad,"
and in that madness she hnd no part.
For her, destiny and duty prescribed
a commanding part iu public affairs,
but she had no sympathy with emancipated ideals for other women, nor
with any* of the modern movements
which broke loose from the old traditions. While acting with strong confidence in her queenly capacity, she
was diffident and modest about her
personal gifts and talents.
Tn sending her "Journal cf Life in
the Highlands" to Tennyson she described herself as "a very humblo and
unpretending author, the only merit
of whose writing is its simplicity aad
truth," and she meant exactly what
she said. She spoke frankly to others
and she nevor resented frank speech to
herself. "It is no use consulting X,"
she said, "for he only echoes my opinions." It was these qualities of simplicity and truth which gradually made
their impression on the British people,
and won for her the confidence, which
she possessed in an extraordinary degree, of ordinary men and women. She
seemed to be the guardian of common-
sense against flighty statesmen, and of
the ordinary man's view of right and
wrong against the frivolous society. In
her letters to the public, she spoke as
a woman of sentiment, expressing the
sentiments of those whom she addressed, and hitting the mark with a certainty which would have been wholly beyond the reach of any clever secretary.
She was effective because she did nothing for effect. With the old queen on
tho throne the monarchy was no far-
off glittering pageant in a palace, but
a near and visible presence, diffusing
sympathy and common-sense from an
exalted home.
And yet, with these qualities, Queen
Victoria had some of the characteristics of her groat predecessor, Queen
Elizabeth. Her disapprovals were not
tempered by any diplomacy; Bbe wbb
formidablo and tenacious when her
miod was made up and her opinion
crossed. She had strong preferences
among her ministers, and the task of
overcoming her objections was highly
exhausting to those who were not high
iu hor favor. She fought for the privileges and perogatives of the Crown
with unfailing tenacity, though frequently, as inevitable tendencies ordained, it was a losing battle. Yet, as
she grew oldor, she developed un almost infallible instinct for the limits
of these controversies, When she had
to yield, she yielded and had done with
it, and there was no further recrimination, though perhaps there was not
forget fulness. It was her principle nnd
the principle of those who advised her,
that the Crown must never be brought
into public controversy unless it was
absolutely sure of its ground. She was
sure of her ground in her famous duel
with Palmerstoii, and she pressed her
point and won, but her preferences
could not avail against the return of
Palmerstoii as prime minister a little
later, or in subsequent years against
the return of Mr. Gladstone, when she
would have done much to avert that
necessity. Not less she conceived it to
be her duty to prevent collisions between Commons and Lords, and more
than onco her influence was powerfully
exercised to avert the resistance of the
Lords to measures which she believed
to be irresistible. Though she tended
to become Conservative in her own
opinions as life advanced, her early
Whig training stood her in good stend
in dealing with modem democratic
conditions. She had strong prejudices,
nnd thore wore certain types of character which sho could not understand and
certain antipathies which she could not
overcome, but she struggled to do justice.
Different schools of writers have
drnwn diametrically opposite conclusions ns to the effect of Queen Victoria's reign on the position of the Brit
ish monarchy, One school holds that
the '' Koyal power'' was constantly
"decaying" throughout, her reign, t'o
use the word employed by a notable
biographer; the other holds that the
monarchy was never so strong and In-
fiueiitinl ns nt the end of her reign.
Both nre right, nnd for rease"u that
thin brief analysis of her career may
suggest. A variety of constitutional
questions which were open when she
came to the throne wore definitely
closed against the monarchy at the end
of her reign. It was un open question
whether hor, predecessors could dismiss
a ministry or dissolve a parliament, It
wus an open question whether they
were not administratively the heads of
the Army in tho sense that they could
override the decisions of parliament,
nnd whether they could not exorcise
the prerogative of mercy aud distribute
titles and honors without the advice
of ministers. In all these respects parliament lias definitely asserted its authority over the Crown. On the other
hand it cannot for a moment be doubted that in prestigo and influence the
monarchy was infinitely stronger at the
ond of the Queen's reign than during
tho lifetime of George IV. or William
IV. It lmd secured nnd consolidated
its positioti nt homo by frank accept'
anco of the constitutional system; it
gained a new position and opportunity
by the extension of the Empire over
seas. Above all, it had gained by the
respect and affection, and Immunity
from criticism which had accrued to
tho Queen in the last twenty years of
hor life, We have not yet the material
to pronounce it final historical judgment on her reign. The published letters ond with the year 1801, but these
documents, so far as they go, have ou
hanced the respect which the natiss
feels for her memory.
Berlin and Dusseldorf have decided
to employ women police officers, and the
capital city has already engaged a staff
of thirty. But their duties are strictly
circumscribed. Thoy are to concurs
themselves only with offenses against
children, especially of the baby-farming
variety, and in order that thoy may be
properly equipped for the task they are
empowered to break into any bouse
where they believe children are being
ill-treated. This drastic action is tha
result of several unpleasant scuudala
which the authorities are determined te
check, but it would be interesting te
know how these women polce will proceed to break their way into a house
that is barred and bolted against them.
To invoke the brute strength of the
male creature would be humiliating.
| Billson and bis wife went off for
their honeymoon in a motor-car."
"Where did they spend their honeymoon?"
"It was a brand-new, large touring
car the bride's father lent them for the
"Where did they spend their honeymoon?"
"Billson drove the car himself. He
didn't know anything about driving,
but his wife trusted him."
"Where did you say they spent their
"They whizzed along at about sixty
miles an hour, nnd "
"Yes; but where did they spend
their honeymoon?"
"And Billson steered the car with
one hand and held Mrs. Billson with the
"But what I want to know is, where
did you say they spent their honeymoon?"
'In the hospital."
The sociologists who lament the present dearth of babies do not seem to
realize how much modern tendenciea
in domestic architecture matter in the
problem. Here and there one hears it
said that babies are impossible in flat*
or that in flats there is no room for
families; but the real unsatisfactoriness
of a flat from the child's point of view
is not that it is too small, but simply
and solely that it hasn't any stairs.
What chance has a child to bo happy
in a home with no stairs in it? Tne
older generation can scarcely grasp tbe
situation, because in its youth flats
were few and far between, and so it
had bannisters to slide down, attics te
be noisy in, and cellars to explore.
Imagine yourself a child in a house
of no mysteries 1 Try to think of your
early years without the fearful thrill
of adventuring upstairs to bed, or tbe
cheerful tone of adventuring downstairs
to breakfast. Suppose all your literature dealt with a state of affairs which
was foreign to you! Think of having
to have the everyday incidents of such
a child's classic as "A Child's Gardes
of Verses" explained, and you will begin to understand why tbe stork hesitates to leave one of his precious gifts
in a flat.
There are no secrets in tbe house
with no stairs. Tradition goes out with
the bannisters, for in the flat there is
no room to store things for sentiment's
sake. There are no quaint old garments
of grand-mamma's for the girls to unearth on a wet day. Thore are no cobwebby pieces of furniture for the boys
to try joinering feats on. These things
wero destroyed long ago because thore
is no attic to put them in.
Little wonder thnt the potential
mothers of the race aro not anxious to
hear the fluttering of the stork's wings
whon they hnve no "upstairs" to take
the children to bed, nr to escape from
them. The child iu a flat is a nuisance
—and a pathetic  nuisance at that.
There is no use in trying to persuade
a wise bird like the stork that children
can be happy iu n home without stairs,
ile knows when they are going to be
robbed of half their life's interest, and
until he sees forests of bannisters rising again he will continue to fly without burdens in bis beak.
There is reported in (lermanv a curious instance of the capture of a wireless telegraph message by un electric
lamp. An inhabitant of Brunswick,
who had such a lamp iu bis laboratory,
was surprised to observe that its bril
liaitcy varied with the unmistakable
rhythm of Morse signals. Not only
did the light vary, but the sounds always given forth by the are of tlio
lamp varied In consonance. With a little attention he was able to decipher a
message which was being sent out from
a radio-telegraphic station three kilometres—nearly two miles—away,
Broadly speaking, scientific management is simply the expert study of details and the application of initolligent
methods to save unnecessary labor,
coupled with an incentive to tho workman to Interest himself. Tf it be found
that in common practice the bricklayer
makes eight motions iu setting a brick
and lays 120 brick per hour, whereas
the same thing cau be done equally
well by three motions and the result be
un increase to 850 in the number of
brick laid per hour, the economic benefit is self-evident. Such lias goon actually effected. Even in the lowest
kind of manual labor, such as tho moving of pig-iron, it has been found possible to triple, ami evon quadruple, the
accompliBhment per man. These are not
theoretical estimates. They aro actual
Cigarette smoking among women is
on the increase, both in this country
and in America. Last year a weli-
known firm of transatlantic cigarette
manufacturers sold 500,000,000 ladies'
cigarettes, and they are enlarging thoir
plant with a view to meeting the growing demands, THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.fV
On The Road to Union Bay.
Ctarrltrwv Of" Hoott   x
RheisUe Hotel  x
Lot 1, $300     Lois 8 und I, J250   Lot 5, |325   LotC, 375   Lot 7, $250
Lots 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, |250   Lot 13, g-275
Situate about 300 yards from Courtenay Opera House.      ALL LOTS CLEARED.    Terms, Third
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m   STUD
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(Courtenay      d.VS.
at 40c
This TEA is a Special
Blend and well worthy
ofaUtrial, so do not fail
to TRY IT.
.Harry C. Evans and
His Travelling piano
Sizop will return to
Cumberland and
Vleinty on about'
Aug. 15th
Ready to Polish and
tune your Piano or organ on short notice. Pi
ano Players overhauled
Organs repaired, Pianos tuned and polished
In faet we try to do the
work right-will use all
patrons right-Best of
Leave YourOrder with C.Segrave
or at the
Thanking my old patrons for
for their past patronage and solic
iting a share of your future patronage, I am, sincerely yours,
Harry C. Evans
The Practical Piano Tuner
P. O. Box PRfl,      Victoria, B C,
Sprinkling; will he nllowod onlj' two
night* a week, namely: Tuesday nnd
Friday, from 7 taa 9 o'clooli in the evening. Leaky taps must U. attended
to nt onci'. Any ihanges nr additions
to agisting; piping must be sanctioned
by tho Company.    By order
L. W. Nunns, Si'c'y
Cumberland; Aug., 1, 1911.
All permits fur burning are c.aneellaa.
No inane iaaued until further nail ice
J. W, Qkibvh,
Diatrict Fire Warden.
Public naitice ia hereby given, that on
Saturday, August 6th. a poll slnall be
taken at the City Hall, Cumberland, B.C,
for the purpose of obtaining the consent
of the aiwnera a.f land to he included
within thu praipoaed extension of the
city limits. Such poll shall be open frum
9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
By order in Council dated July 22,
A   McKinnon,
Returning Ollicer.
City Hall, Cumberland, B.C.,
Jnlal  26th. 1911.
FOR SALE—Forty-two acres a.f hay
by acre or ton; if bauled by purchaser
820 per tain: if delivered by seller 822
per ton. Good Clover, and Timnttay.
Apply to Chin Yeuk, Weatwood Farm,
Sandwick, B. C. jy-lo
SEALED TENDERS, luperaeriled
"Tender lor 8cbool-hous», Den rain
Island," will be received by the Honourable tbe Minister ol Pub ic Works
up to noon of Tburediy, tbe 10th. day
ol August, 1911, for Ibe ereotion snd
completion of a Urge one-room Irinx
lebool-bouse at Denman Island in
tbe Comox Electoral  District,
Plans, specifications, contract, and
forms ol tender may be seen on and
•Iter tbe 17th. day of July, 1911, at
tbe t dice ol the Dovernmeut Ageui,
Cumberland, B. C; Geo. Dalsiel, Esq.,
Secretary ol the School Board, Den-
mao islaud;and at the Department
ol P.blio Works Viotoria.
Eacb prnprnal must le accompanied by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered hank
ol Canada, made payable lo Ihe
Honourable tbe Minister of Publir
Works, lor tbe sum ol $250, wbicb
shell be forfeited if the pany tendering decliue lo enter into contract
when called upon to do so, or if be
fails to complete tbe work contracted
for. Tbe cheques or cerlificateeol deposit ol uDsucceisful tenders will be re
turned lo them upon the ex.oution
ol tbe eontriot.
Tenders will not be considered on-
less made out on tbe forms supplied
signed wilh tbe actual signature ol
tbe tenderer, and enclosed in Ibe envelopes lurniebed.
Tbe lowest or iny tender not necessarily accepted.
Publio Works Engineer.
Department, o< Publio Works
Victoria B.G.
M.h.July,1911       Jy. 15-Aug. 10
The Pilsener Braining Company, uf
Cumberland, has a quantity of grains to
dispose of weekly, and would like tend
era for the same.   Apply to the Sec'y,
FOR SALE-Singer Needles and Oil
at the Islander office.
FOR SALE—Three excellent business
locations nn Dunsmuir Avenue.
Apply Mrs. A, Junes.
Etc., etc.
A nice line of Iron Bedsteads
$4. *> $40.
just  arrived
T. t Bill.  l
The   BEST  Machine   on  the   Market
and sold on EASY TEMES   	
IEPSON BR03., District Agents, Nanaimo, B. C.
C. Segrave, Local Representative, Cumberland, ll. C.
Capital $6,200,000
Reserve 87,000,000
Drafts Issued tn any currency, payable all over the world
highest current rates allowed on deposits of $1 und upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branch-   -   -     OPEN DAILY
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
R. E. Culbert, Manager. '
When You Want a HIGH GRADE |(
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We carry the Largest and Best Selected Stock on the Island. ' |
The Music House NANAIMO, B.C i
T. E. BATE  LOCAL AGENT, Cumberland
Ala) mado hy tlio aamo tailors whn inuka tho nnoa at J25
$.10, aud 81)5. You will get as good tailoring aa in the
higher-priced amos. Also boar in mind wo are Ihe firm
who guaranta'o a perfect fit or refund your money.
Mado to Measure at $20.
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