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The Islander Aug 27, 1910

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Array Have you tried
This is an Al Bread Flour
$1.90 Sack.     Sold at
As a Bread Maker
Is Equal to the Best
$1.00 Sack.    Sold at
No. 13
Home   team   goes   to
pieces allowing visitors to win.
In a ram* that wm ncitine. »t time*
Union Bay defe*fod th.. Pilsener* on
Sunday last by 11 score "f 8 'o 4.
Tim ysinu waa played on the old
gr ui da.
Th* boy* practised so hard on the tie-*
grounds thnt the f-rn (('>•* about 4 feet
high, making it impoaaible to piny then
Claike setliil all disputes that a'o-e
by referring them to the rule book,
which he carried.
Union H.v went to bat tint. B.1I0
•truck out; Clarke hit a thiee banger to
left; Curran went out on a grounder to
second ; Fradercka fanned- N > runs.
Pilaenera—Rohiuson went out piu-her t..
first; Hamilton waa safe on an easy
grounder, which passed b <th pilc'ier and
short ; MtKay shattered the atmosphure
three times in • futile effort to connect;
Rain, a fl w ou' to third — No runs.
Second Innings, Union — Smith got
first on a shortstop error; Droski struck
out; S lunnerville hit to second, who
missed it end Smith scored ; Ryan struck
out and Robinson waa out on a grounder
to short.—One run. Pilsener — Boyd
was out pitcher to first; Cloutier fanned ; Higgins flew out to third.—No
Third Inning*, Union—Balo hit past
third ; Clarke singled to left; Curran
w»» out on a fly to first; Fredericks fanned ; Smith got first, hit by pitcher;
Droski hit to short who failed to get him
at fir*t, and Balo scored ; Sotnerville
fouled out to th* catcher—One run.
Pilsener—Pearme hit to third who got it
to first.in time, but the basemau dropped
It; Jams* wm out, third to first; Robin-
■tin's Dt*H went sal* : Hamilt 11 hit a Hy
to aecond, who made * double pity catching Purine off the bag:—No run*.
Fourth Inning*, Union—Ryan struck
out; Robinson flew out to third ; Balo
■ingled to Itft; Clarke rolled one to the
•hort atop and wm out.— No runs. Pilsener—McKay fl w out to third ; Raines
got four bad one* and went to first, stole
second and came home when the pitcher
tried to catch him at third; Boyd made an
other sen-ational home run by hi'ting
hard to centre, picking around to third
add coming home when the centre Holder
threw wild over the baseman's head ;
Cloutier hit uf.' tn centre ; Higgins followed with a three-bagger, (coring Cloutier ; Pearme popped out to first; James
went out on * grounder to short.—Three
Clarke settles all
dispute* with hi*
rule book.
Fifth Iu ing*, Union—Curran (truck
out; Frederick* went out second to first;
Smith got one iu the fl.utiing ribs aid
went to first; Droski flew out to short-
No run*. Pilaener—Balo replaced Robinson in the box for Union, R binsoii
going to second. R binson got lost on a
hit to short; Hamilton put one down tin-
third btse line and was thrown out at
first; II •binson got third on a passed
ball and came home on McKay's bunt,
which the shortstop fumbled ; M< Kay
WM caught at second; Raines drew a pass
and Bo)d flew out to third.—One run.
Sixth Innings, Union—Someiville was
out *econd to first; Ryan hit safe to loft;
Robinson hit to second who missed il;
Balo hit to short who threw to second,
catching Robinson ; Clarke retired the
tide un a fly to cmue, who took every
chance he got.—No run*. Pilsener
Cloutier hit safe between second and
first; Higuins hit to short, forcing Clou
tier at second ; Pearme hit tn pitcher
and beat the ball to lir.t; Higgins wm
nut trying to steal third 1 James hit safe
over third ; Robinson went 1 ut to the
pitcher.—No run*.
Seventh luni gs,-Uni"n,—Currsn gro
unded out to second ; Frederick dittoed
to thiid ; Smith hit to third and was
safe ; Droski hit to third and was safe advancing Smith to third. He then started to steal second. The 1 it. her threw tn
•hort who was envering the bag D oski
started back for fust and before they not
him Smith succeded in adding an other
to the (core- One run. Pilsenere—Hamilton fouled tint to the catcher ; MiKsy
got first on short stop's error; Raines hit
to ahort atop who succeeded  in getting
Subscription price $1.50 per
Company installs  appliances at cost of over
five hundred dollars.
Although the company now has a sur
;ery that is splendidly 1 quipped for th.
o'ectrical treatment of ili eases nf al
kinds, these will he added to shortly bj
'lie installation of some of the latetl
electrical appliances for the treatment ol
nervous and other diseases.
The order has just been placed for ai
electrical static aud high-frequency ma
While there is hardly any limit to the
field in which these machines may be ben
eficially used, they are especially 1 ff.ctiv.
in the treatment uf all kinds of rheumatic
troubles, lumbago, net vou* diseases am)
s.nie forms of paralysis.
This apparatus will probably arri e ii
about a month'* time.
H.M S. Shearwater arrived in port 01
Monday, and will remain tin the haibui
for a few dttysr.
We underaUnd that Mr. Duane will
shortly commence losing < if tlm tiiubt r
on Mr. Matheson'i property.
(Remaining Games).
Aug. 28-Cnurteimy at Union.
Sept.  4 —Cumherla d at Union,
SupL 11— Union at Courtenay.
Si.pt. 18—Cumberland at Courtenay,
Dr. Gil espie and family came up from
the beach on Saturday.
There waa a lawn social und. r the ana
pices of the Or»ce Methodist Church on
the Parsonage grounds last week, ami
those who responded to the invitation to
attend were no wise disappointed. Many
games, were indulged in, basketball being
chief favorite, lt-e cream, o.kos and candy
which reflected grout credit on the maker*
were served outside, after which adjourn*
ment was made to the church where the
guesta were entertained with songs, read*
ings and recitations and by a friendly
talk by the Rev Mr. Wilkinson. Coffee
and cake were then served and a evening of pure unadulterated pleasure was
brought to a close.
McKiy at second, which was a surprise
as McKty is certainly a sp-inter ; Second
got R.inos at lirst—no runs.
Eighi Inning,—Union -,Soinervit)e got
lirst on a hit past second aid stole second.
He g t home when they tried to catch
him at second while the ball went out t<
centre held ; L CI ire replaced Ryan aid
g.it a base on ball ; Robinson missed three
good ones aud was out ; Kilo hit past 3rd
Clarke hit tn pitcher who went to third
nabbing LiCUire ; Curran rolled an eas>
tine between tint and second, both btsemen went after it and the runner reached the bag which was uimccupitd iu safiey;
Bilu and Clarke thought it was a go. d
time to even th.- score and crossed the
hiiue plate i Frederick stepped thi merry-go-round by going nut to thi d, Pil
nutiers—Bt-yd hit safe tn list; Cloutier
went out pitcher to tint ; Higgins second
tu first, and Pearme short to lirst— no run.
"All is lost."
Manager Hen-
nessy leaves the
field ill despair.
Westfield-Keenan marriage takes place without parental b essings
A very quiet wedding, sn quiet in
fact, tlmt the news of its solemnization
came its a complete surprise to tin
liride's parents, 011 Wednesday after
noon, took place nt Comox on Tuesdnt
evening, when Mist Magg:e Keenan,
of this city, became the "Hotter half"
of Mr. Jack Westfield, also of this town.
Miss Keennn had been ciiinping for
some time at the lieacli nt Brydon's
Mr. Westfield drove down to the
camping grounds uu Tuesday afternoon
and Lore his fair one away, like a
knight of old.
The happy couple boarded the "City
>f Nanaimo," at Com .x, thus leaving
the showers of rice and good wishes of
their friends to await their return b
Ninth Innings, Union—Smith hit past
third ; Droski got first hit by a p tched
ball ; Somerville Dew out lo left ; Smith
started to steal third, and the calchet
thinking another >un would do n> harm
hurled the ball away over the baseman's
head ; L Claire struck out ; Robinson hit
safe to centre sciriuu Droski ; Main got
first on a hit to short; Curran went out.
Tworuns Pilsen.-rs—Robinson flow out
to right, Ilaiuilt 11 to first and McKay
struck out—110 runa
1 2 3 4 5 fi 7 8 n
Union Bay  0 110 0 0 18 2-8
Pilsenor       0 0 0 3 10 0 0 0-4
The school hell will soon ring out
again and summons the holiday-tired
schoolboy to his bonks. This fact led
me, the other day, to contemplate the
educational system of to-day. It seems
that every known subject, fad ami
fancy is on the card in the school
room. Everything but manners, common sense and refinement is taught.
These things are not yet committed
into text-l'ook form, and ate often ignored by teacher und scholar alike
because of this. It is a pity that some
of the authorities in the Educational
Department should overlook the fact
that Lord Chesterfield's book is still
extant. It seems that today a man
can lie educated to tlie highest point
and his manners remain below zero,
in fact as far removed ns Dr. Jekel
and Mrs. Hyde's characters. This
brings education into disrepute, und
makes it lose its charm and resprct.
There still seems to lie a large trade
between Cumberland and eastern
Canada, antl chiefly Eaton's. In spite
of disappointments without number,
Loth regarding price and quality, people will ship their money and back the
oltl horse, a rank outsider, a never-win
nag People fail to realize that they
get equivalent value to the price they
pay, be it large or small. It is an understood thing in business that there
is always more profit iu • cheap and
shoddy article than in the highest
grade of goods.
The increasing cost of living is a
topic I would like to have discussed
in these columns. There are bo many
causes blamed for the existing condition of atl'aii's it is hard to tell the
culprit I will thank any who will
send in their views on the subject to
the editor. I would like to haye the
subject discussed, as it is au important
At last we have the reply from the
Development League. When 1 rend
Mr. Shaw's letter, under the disguise
of "Cumberland Sage," I laughed so
loud ami long I liegau to think if one
of the Police Commissioners happened
to come along he would think I lint!
one uf the company's mules in the
house. All cackle ami no egg.
Everything attempted, nothing done,
is how I summed up your letter. The
next time you wide to the Slinli of
Persia don't lie so verbose, ami, if you
wish to lay claim to the title of sage,
remember brevity is the soul of wit,
and holding to the subject the greatest
sagacity. It is not to bo overlooked
that, development leagues antl other
such nuisances tire the safety valves
for would be politicians, defeated candidates and cranks in general, who
would steal some of the lustre antl
glory from their representatives in the
several houses, and, if such did not
exist, there would lie more inmates
behind the high walls at Westminster
I had intended to open up the seven
vials of my wrath, hut, on second
thought, I will dismiss the subject
with this Inst hint, nnd advice, "don't
monkey with the buzz saw."
Now that the angel of progress and
prosperity has at last descended and
disturbed the long stagnant waters of
Cumberland, il is to be hoped that all
will got in the swim. Since the new
company has taken things over there
has lieen two little grievances settled
with whito men and Chinese in money
matters. There is a tendency on the
part of workers to become " cooky,1
and to imagine the coninpnny is sent
Wm. Palmer shot and
killed near Fernie
on Saturday.
William Palmer, several years ago u
workman in the mines here, was killeo
it Kragg, near Fernie last Saturday
night by a man named Hellar.
Palmer was tin duty in the barroom
if the Kragg Hotel, which is conduct-
•d by his mother, when Hellar entered
and inflicted three gunshot wounds in
the victim's breast. Ho died on the
train while being brought to Fernie.
In the confusion which followed the
murderer escaped from the building.
and started down the railroad track.
Constable Lacey followed him, but
when the fleeing man saw him he levelled bis 80-tfO rifle at him, and told him
to go buck if be did not want to be killed. Not having any thing heavier than
1 revolver, the constable beat a temporary retreat and Hellar disappeared
into the woods.
of them and will grant them any demand, and try and put them to the
teat by asking beyond what the economic system of the piesent tiay will
grant. As the past history hits, or
should have, taught the workinguian
to be careful, as both parties have
much involved, and it is to be hoped
that every cure will he taken in making
demands, and iu the event of n request
being refused not to go on strike, but
arbitrate, I have seen conditions
existing under strikes the memory of
which makes me shudder, anil would
have made angels weep. I know
existing conditions are not what they
should be after two thousand years
preaching and teaching the doctrines
of the Man of Qulilee, aud I become
weary of waiting f 1 >r the day to dan n
when the night with its vampires antl
cutthroats, its miseries and crime shall
disappear before the rising nun of
justice, mercy and thruth. But that
glad day cannot be hastened, but it
comes, nevertheless, " without haste—
without rest." The editor, in a recent
date, said that he was not a socialist.
I regret thnt. It is evident ho has
failed to look into the matter and
study existing conditions, together
with the tend of modern thought.
Every man who will study the subject
with an open and unprejudiced mind,
must be convinced and convicted that
its tenets and doctrines are the only
solution of the problems confronting
the world to-day. For thirteen years
I refused and combated its ideas, with
tongue and pen, but at last my every
argument, philosophy nnd objection
has been swept away, nnd I am not
ashamed to acknowledge that the so
lutiou of the economic question lies in
what is known as s-'cialism.
Subscriber, who thinks lie has Slier-
ock Holmes heal a mile, is very with*
of the mark ; have another guess, but.
lou't bother about telling it. I have
no grudges against anyone. All 1 am
trying to do is make some interesting
reading for this pnper, at the invitation of the editor, who is at liU'rty to
tin his blue pencil through any or all
if it, if he thinks fit. Up to the present he has not altered a word, anil I
have suflicient sense to know what is
what. Nobody, from henceforth, will
receive the slightest notice from me,
whether he agree* or disagrees with
tne iu his communications, I don't
intend to wear blinders in the post
office or ant where else. If the shoe
fits, all right; if it don't pass it along
Union Bay.
Surveyors out from Al-
berni to locate route
for road.
The following is from the AlWni
Pioneer  Nowb of   Saturday  laafc:-
It has been promised to ti. 0. liny
son, government agent for tlie Alberni
IVriot, tlmt two qualified men will W
■■(■nt out fi"' in the Surveyor-General's
lepurtment at Victoria to diooover h
line for a wagon road from AUxrni tu
Hut ties lake the reserve for a Ptovin-
ciul national park, by way of Comox
Mr Ray son has, for Rome time past
taken an active interest in tlm- project
and made it a point to urjre the merits
of the proposition on both the minister
if public works ami thi; chief commissioner of lands during the recent visit
of these gentlemen to this district.
The government agent has been personally over the proposed route aft Tar
as Comox lake and has made observations ami studied the topographical nature of the rest of the territory through
which the road would pass. He is
firmly convinced of the feasibility of
the scheme, and it is supported in his
conviction by others who have been
over the country.
Mr. Hyatison's idea is to use the
Beaver Creek rond in starting from Al-
bernl, which is already passable for a
distance of fourteen miles. From the
end of this there is a good pack trail to
Comox lake, a distance of approximately
fifteen miles, which c mid easily be
made into a good wagpn road. From
Comox lake to Buttles lake is where
the path finders would have to exercise
their ingenuity. Mr. Hyanson believes
that a pass could l>e found by following
either the Ash or Cruickshank rivers
but he favors the latter as being the
shorter nnd easier. He estimates the
length of a road from Comox lake by
way of the Cruickshank, at 12 miles.
The total distance from Alberni to
Buttles lake would be about forty
miles, the country through which it
would pass is interesting and attractive idl the way, and there should be
no difficulty in striking easy grades.
Mr mid Mrs. Em Hi, nf Cuniherlniid,
-.pent Thursday in town. Mr Emde,
while here, installed the gasoline lights in
Humphrey's Hall,
The new Australian liner Zulundit. ii dun
tomorrow Friday fur hunkers.
Mr Frank Rty is at Comox spending*
vacation with relit ires.
8. S Hnrnelen bunkered here on Monday and cleared for the sound.
8 S Fricoinr took on bunker ci al
Thursday and cleaned for Portland.
Tug Q'lee>* and scow took coal and
cleared for Vancouver on Thu»diy,
Capt. Edvardnen cninmrnlor of the
Norweigian steamer Fricotur left hereon
Wednesday for hi* home in Norway,
accompanied by his daughter, who has
heen ^ccompauying him on his voyages
He was relieved by Captain ftugge.
Mr. and M s. Lewis of Courtenay, are
'he guest if Mr. nnd Mra Reuwick.
The boys of Dean's Crimp will, on Friday entertain their friends to a dance in
Humphrey's Hall, prior to their departure to Comox, the camp here being fin
ished. Good music has been envaged
and a pleasant evening is anticipated.
Mr, John Humphery, of the Wilson
Hotel, is having his hall  fitted up with
wjaaolj.it) lights.
"John" maniger <f the local S'arn.
is wearing au extra sniilt* ainee Sunday'*
■anie. The pennant locks gmd to the
Mr. and Mrs. MeK«y eirnrtaim'd a
number of friends at a piny on Wed*
nesday evening. A very pleasant evening hi ing spent by all.
Mia- Harriet Hooper leave* on Sundav's
boat n a vUit to her brother at Ketchikan Alaska.
Mr Geo. II >e local custom officer ac*
enmpaued by his son (tumid, spent a few
day»ti'thing at Coupo-H Ktwr, return-
■tn! Iioiiib on Wednesday, The l-rge t
being tiftr-f ur pounds au I other of lesser
wei ht. Wiih Mr' R e's usual generos
ity Ids friends were able tu have tyee
salmon for breakfast,
Capt. J. Butler, Mr. and Mrs Ah x.
McDeriii"th and Miss Marbuuef, of Vic-
tori* were au auto parly registered at
the N 1b n Hotel ou Thursday.
The Sunday School picnic held at R iys
e«uh on Friday last was a decided success.    Kveiyotiu enj yed themselves immensely.
Mr. and Mrs. Ch.-is. Hi-<hop left on
Saturday's boat on a visit to Victoria.
Mias K.tulkner, of the Nelson Hole'
lias returned after enj >ying a pleasant
holiday away with friends.
Miss Carta Brown returned home on
Sunday after enjoying a few weeks camping, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. T.
The local Kigles are making arrange*
men's for a banquet, to be held in the
Cumberland Hotel, at the <itne of the
organization of their Cumberland Aeiie.
The Fire Department was called upon
to extinguish a small blsze on Tuesday
last, when the roof of Mr. Harry M-•uiiceV
resideitce near Mo.fl, caught from a spark
from the chimim y. The c.ll was promply
responded to so tlui. very little damage
to tho house ensued.
Met on Monday evening and transacted
much business.
A meeting ol tlie Development Lea-
Kim was tiuli) in the Council Chambers
lust Moinliiy evening.
The secretary reported that the had
had an answer from Mr. B. Williams,
game warden, promising Cumberland
distriet a share of the game birds
lieing turned down by the Government.
August 18th, 1910.
Secretary Development League,
Sir,—I will endeavor to  arrange  to
Iwve a few pheasant* sent up for turning
loose in your district.
A* rrgard* the question of * talaried
warden' for your rliatricr, I will take up
the matter with the (i.vernnv nt
Yours truly,
A. Bryan Williams.
The following reply waa received
from the Hon. Mr. Templeman :—
Secretary Development League,
Dear Sir, -1 have your* of July 28th,
drawing attention to the attitude of the
Victoria  Board of Trade relating to th*
Cumberland mail service.
1 will be glad to do what I can to
effect an improvement in the mvice.
Yours truly,
W. Temi'Lbmas.
Also this from the Victoria Board
of Trade i—
July 28th, 1010-
Secretary Development League,
Dear Sir,—This Board  of Trade re-
'erred the proposal fol   improved mail
service with your district to Mr. J, O,
McLeod, Supt. of the Mail Service, in
June last, and I am lending him a copy
of your letter, with an enquiry a* to what
progr. as has been made in th* interval.
Thanking you for your kind cooper*-
'ion, and requesting a continuance.
Yours faithfully,
F. Ellwohtiiy.
July 25th, 1810.
Secretary Development League,
Dear Sir,—I will bring the matter of
mail itrvic* before the next executive.
Faithfully yours,
E. McUakey.
In reply to the League's request that
the Government should make an appropriation for opening a rond to Dove
ereek, the following was received:—
Secretary Development Loague,
Djar Sir,—Your* of July 28th juat
received.    1 will hand in your letter to
he Kx.cutive  at their   brat  meeting.
The method ia that all resolutions an
handed up to Mr. Taylor, the Minister
of Public Works, snd he then investigates and decides.    He ha* gone up to
Alberni and the north just now, and will
return within possibly two week*.
Faithfully yours,
E McGbtrm.
It wns proposed by Mr. McLeod,
seconded by Mr. Sidda), that^he secretary write to Mr. Msnson. M. P. P.,
asking him to endeavor to get a further appropriation lo finish widening tho
Koy road.
It was also resolved thnt the Secretary write to Hon. Mr. Templeman, in
reference to the building of a wharf
nenr Hoy's farm.
A nunilier of enquiries were bunded
in to the Communications Committor.
A motion was passed endorsing the
address that was presented to Sir Wilfred Iditirior by the Development League at Victoria, dealing with railway
connection with the mainland.
Jaek Mnlpa? met with n serious ac-
eiilrnt in No. 7 Mine on Wednesday
night, when he got caught iu a trip,
having his thigh and a number of ribs
We understand, from our looal
barrister, that he ha* changed hia
mind about leaving here, and has
decided to remain. THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND, B.C.
To Nervous Women
Good Advice to Women Who Arc   Always In a Flurry
t  VOID haste and  hurry j  these uroi    The pressure gauge, although shown
A   the things that confuse tho bruiu close  to  the   tank,   -would    preferably
und  make clear judgmoul   impos- be located on the dash and fastened tc
sible.   Tho besetting temptation of the j it, this being only u mutter of piping,
'"'  one      Lost motion takes place when relative
uty to anotUei tn hreutmeits nusto, al    parts are lucking in harmonious adjust-
 f them with di
,   yet   achieving! ntont.   The offect of lost moti
nity or freedom. I machino is usually to rack the uiuchiue
When such n temptation arises. a cull a   to pieces long beioro it would wear out
halt    Remain quid for it tow minutes;
summon but k your self possession, and
rofuse  tu do  in  un.'  hour,  work   thai
should  1"'  spread  over two.
liubituate yourself to tho control of
th lotions.     Nothing     makes   such
havoc of the nervous systom, nothing
dlflorganiKuH tho Inner tifo like anger,
foar, worry. These forcos must bo
quoiled ii the soul is to tnaintaln its
supremacy aud nervous pence is to bo
enjoyed; 'and this is dune, not, Indeed,
by a fill I uf the will, bul by substituting
for these destructive ones us love,
aspiration after some Ideal, fall Ii in
God, and reverence for the divine order
of llfo.
t'ui  oil' ali engagements thai
fore with sloop.   TI ther day I
a clerical friend, who is by no moans
a mini of strong physique, how it was
ho kepi in such oxeolleu! health. His
reply was slgniHeant: "When 1 go to
bed, In1 suid, " I   make a  business of
sleep."    Wh ver tho nervous woman
Cools thai she Is losing bar sleep, Hho
will do wed to drop every other eon
.sideiatit.il and give herself to the task
of re-establishing normal rest. While
sloop Itsolf is still a good deal of a
mystery, wo know this u1 least—thnt
the nativity ol the brain colls is iu
nloop largely reduced aud for the most
part is occupied in absorbing nourishment from the blood, aud so creating
:i new supply of energy for the waking
hours. Whenever tho nervous systom
has been subjected to a great strain, as
in times of special anxiety, arising from
such causes as siekness or death iu the
family, it is imperative that the nervous system should bo allowed to make
up for its exhaustion by long subsequent sleep.
Sit down calmly for a few minutes
-every morning and survey the duties
Of tlie day. Ask yourself, not "What
are the things 1 must do? but, "What
are tho things I can leave undone?"
You will be surprised at the number
of futilities you can dispense with,
much to your own relief, ami without
injury  to  any  serious  interest.
Make mom in the day's activities for
a brief period of rest and relaxation.
This is absolutely essential. When I
offer this advice tn hard-worked, nervous women I am sometimes met with H
smile, as though I were propounding a
counsel of perfection: "Why, 1 have
not a moment to call my own, and how
absurd to tell me to rest! In my
house there is no time for rest.'' 1 reply "There is always time to do the
things that ought to be done, and rest
in one of these." There are times when
the highest achievement of character is
not. doing, but cessation from doing.—
Dr. S, S. McCorab, iu Harper's Bazar,
MR. MAGRATH, member for Mcdi-
. cine Hat in the Dominion House
of Commons, has just published
a book on Canada's immigration policy,
which we would commend to English
critics. Especially does he emphasize
tho need of assimilating into one nationality the heterogeneous masses
which are pouring into tho Dominion.
The task is greater than that which
lay before the United States iu its earlier days, lu the closing forty years of
tin1 last century the annual immigration
into the United States never rose above
nine-tenths of one per cent, of the
population at the time, and the aver
age was only seven-tenths of one per
cent. "Using the above average—
seven-tenths of one per cent.—and applying it to the present population of
Canada—say, 7,000,000, it would give."
says Mr. Magrath, "4fl,0 is the iut
migration we should receive to be on
a par with what has been taking place
in the United States. Our total immigration is four times that amount, being ia Ihe neighborhood of 200,000 annually, and about three per cent, nf
our population.'' Upon which Mr.
Magrath argues that the main object of
Canada's immigration policy is not
mere numbers, '' We may grow too
fast for solidity. The national unity
must be kepi in. view, uud quality is
moil- important than quantity."
if proper attention were given to the
alignment, lubrication, and adjustment
of its pails. Where there is lost motion there is often danger; excessive
wear, noise ami inofflclGUCy are its accompaniments; ami many a serious aeci-
dent has beeu traced directly to neglect-
I'd lost motion in tho steering gear.
"Why is tho repair BUOp BO very prevalent }'" The answor may be, "Chiefly
because of IobI motion,'' The llfo and
safety of any bearing decrease as the
lost     tlOH    increases.      Therefore,    do
nut uogloct losl motion,
It frequently happens that a horn bo
ernes dented. To restore || tu its nor-
mill shape il is usually sent to a musical
tor I Inst rut it   maker  or   to   the   inuimfnc
kedjturer nf tho horn, which is not only ox-
ans I pensive bul also involves considerable
loss of time. By the following method
deals can be removed from the "bell"
of a horn in the garage or at home. The
materials necossiry are a length of
strong half inch wire, solder, a blow
torch and a vise. The wire is bent into
a loop of about the size of the dented
portion at one end aud is then soldered
tu the dented portion. The wire is then
gripped iu a vise or wrapped around another piece, to prevent the wire running
through the jaws of tin1 vise. The horn
is now grasped iu both hands, and a
series of pulls in the direction of the
arrow will bring the bell to its original
contour. The solder is then melted with
the blow torch, when Ihe wire loop
comes away, and the operation is finished, except fur the polishing.
Amateurs really should learn tn take
care of the component parts of the
water system. One diagram shows the
whole water system of a well known
ear, in which the water is filled into the
usual filling cap, flows downward and
back to a centrifugal pump, is there projected up to the bottoms or the cylinders, whence it carries off the heat, loses
in specific gravity, rises and flows uut
through the upper water pipe to the top
of the radiator, whore it is cooler, and
starts over again. Tn this system, tin1
two hose pipes at the top and bottom of
the radiator shmild be frequently inspected, and often replaced, this being
a very small expense. The gaskets at
the junction of the upper and lower
pipes with the cylinders, six iu number
in this ease, should also be inspected
and replaced frequently, while the small
pipe shunt to the carburetor must be
taken off anil cleaned out at frequent
intervals; it easily fills with slime and
Turning around in a relatively narrow street, if the wheel base of the
automobile is long, is likely to result
ia the outer wheel of the automobile
striking the curb. The tire of the outer
front wheel is brought into abrupt eon-
tact with the edge of the curb, and even
ii the fibre does withstand the shock
for a time, it is more likely than not to
lie so weakened that the life of the tire
will be much shortened. It is quite impossible to expect that the average
automobile js capable of being turned
around in a narrow street. Attempts
have been made to render this possible;
taxienbs, for illustration, are so designed that in view of a relatively short
wheel base they may lie turned around
in a circle of approximately 36 feet in
diameter, This means that the wheel
base must be substantially IDA inches,
and the lucked position of the canted
wheels niu t  be about   30  degrees.
obviously, lo realize tho ability lo
turn Ihe ear around in a narrow street,
it is necessary to sacrifice some other
important ipialilies, as a long wheel
base; but the owner of a long-wheel-
base automobile, who elects to take advantage of the qualities residing therein, oilers wide opportunity for a high
i'ost of tire maintenance if he fails to
operate the long wheel-base car in accordance with its characteristics,
MAW an aiitomoliiiist has wlshad
for a self-Starting device, and has
scoured the market in search of
one, without success, Similarly there
are many who desire a source of pros
sure, such as is not supplied with the
car. This waul can be supplied hy any
handy tun a who can select material--
ami lit them to his car in a proper
uiiiy; still, the principle of economy
which underlies all Chinese inventions
would have told against the hurse or
mull1 drawn wagon—hence the wheel-
bur row.
The Chinese wheelbarrow, which has
been at work, it is presumed, during
thousands of years, represents the highest development attainable by a one-
wheel vehicle, with the single exception
uf ball-bcnrlugs and grease-cups. The
use of axle grease must certainly In*
known to ihe Chinese, but, strange* to
say, it is ignored. The screech of the
wheel, like the pagoda bells, is heard
far over the Celestial landscape. On
iliis wheelbarrow, with its high, razor*
rimmed wheel-case, like a boat cabin
split by the centre-board, loads of 800
pounds are carried for hundreds of miles
at U specrl of three miles an hour. In
the central Hat lands this is the genera!
form of passenger transport for the
poor. Ihe hire ol' a barrow being about
tea .eats a day. When a family moves
to :i now district Ihe women and old
folk are wheeled, one or two to a burrow, While the men walk, carrying their
dunnago slung from two ends of u
shoulder polo, Hut riding on a wheelbarrow must In1 au excruciating experience for any ono but a nerveless and
aittou wool padded Chinese woman. The
paving blocks have spread or dipped,
and between each—that is to say. at
every revolution—plunk goes Ihe iron
wheel iu a hole, while there are no
shock absorbing springs or rubber tires
to take up the jar. No white man could
wheel freight in this maimer for a mile.
The secret seems to be ia the shoulder-
strap, which is attached to the handles
of the barrow and passes over the back
of Ihe neck of the pusher. It would almost seem as though centuries of use
have developed iu the race a special muscular resistance at that particular part
of the makeup of a chinaman.
A WRITER in Travel and Exploration, Mr. W. E. Oazo, F.B.G.S.,
gives au interesting account of
modern Khartoum, which, with Oiudur-
tiittu on the opposite bank of the .Vile,
has now a population of about 117,000.
The winter climate of Khartoum ho considers perfect, though hot at midday,
ami though there may be aa occasional
usually dry—so dry that in summer
dust storm   iu   February.   Khartoum   is
The astrologers, Old Moore, Zadkiel.  be   increased   the   manufacture,   until
and Ihe Astr..logical Magazine all pre
dieted the King's death, although they
couched their prophecy iu guarded language, not liking tu alarm the public.
Hut there was little mistake as to
what they meant. Says Raphael, writing in the summer of  1000:—
" Unfavorable influences are again
shown to be operating iu the King's
horoscope. The conjunction of Mars
and Saturn falls an a critical point, in
square to the place uf Mars and tne
progressed Sua, which is strongly Indicative  of  ill-health  but,   1   hope,   not
Hut a more remarkable forecast, savs
the Occult Review, is that of "Soph-
arial," which appeared ia "The Croon
Hook of Prophecies" fur 1010, a caleu
dar published by tllO proprietors of
Xam-lhik. the well-known healing ointment. This almanac gives a hieroglyph
- a coffin, ou which is placed a crown,
surrounded   by   seven   wreaths   (repro jvalescenls   in   hospitals   aad   tiny   ehil-
setiting  the  s.'ven   Royal  Courts affect-   drcn.    The infants begin al  Ihe age of
finally Ihe people uf the United States
were using one-half of nil the firecrackers made—leaving the remaining half
to be divided among China aud the rest
of the world. Up to a few years ago wo
Americans were using 700,000 boxes nf
firecrackers a year, every box contain
ing forty packages uf sixty four crackers each—in all, we popped 1,703,000,000
firecracker^ a year. That is. Young America enjoyed 1,703,000,000 opportunities
tu kill or cripple himself every year.
So great a demand fur the lirecraekors
put many thousands of hands tu work.
Tu estimate the exact number is a mental, moral, aad physical impossibility.
So far as Chinese statistics may be relied upon, it is certain that ia the Can-
ton district alone 100,000 persons are
engaged ia the manufacture,   The three
additional   pruvinces   wnilbl    swell    the
number to at least 800,000,    The work-
ged ami decrepit  persons, con
I) ami the Hril.ish aud Danish Hag
at, half-mast. After alluding to the
stay of Saturn ia Aries aud its conjunction  with  Mars, tlie writer observes: —
"Tln> year L010 is fraught with exceptional interest, if but of a melancholy kind, for all those whose heart is
in the welfare of our country and our
King. II is with regret thai signs of
National bereavement are noted. Can
you discern the direction in which we
shall unw meel with this groat  loss?"'
The immediate cause of King Ed-
want's death, astrologlcully speaking,
was the rapt parallel of the Mnuu and
Mars, o violent affliction of the lunar
orb, the weakest and consequently most
susceptible point in the King's figure
for birth, This affliction led the editor of Zndkiel's Almanac to warn his
doctors against letting him go abroad ia
the spring. As it was he caught a dangerous chill in going uut to Mia nil/,,
though had his return been postponed
for another three weeks he would doubtless be among us today.
Long before there was any suspicion
uf the  King's illness, Ihe Globe  newspaper quoted  the curious old  adage as
applicable to the present year: —
"When  our  Lord  falls  in  our Lady's
On England will come a great mishap.''
The meaning of this appears to be that
Kngland   may  expect   misfortune   when
Lady   Dav   (March  2oth)   synchronizes
NEXT to housebuilding, food aud
dross, transportation is the most
important industry in civilization.
China has no roads, and is only now
adopting railways. Modern China may
lie said to date from the Hoxer uprising
uf tell years ago. Al that time railway
development was just beginning, The
Hoxers lure up tlie tracks and struck
a tremendous blow against railroad construction. However, todny one may
travel from Hankow tu Pokin, half
across the Empire, in a Pullman car, in
one fifth the time it took to make tho
trip ten years ago,
China has no roods for wheeled
11 vehicles, oxcopl ihe can  trucks in the
north,   which   are   no    better    than    the
worst of Ai Icuil roads.    Vol  it  limy
ho said that China has u greater system
of mads than ovor was developed on
this continent. These mads, however,
:n ly twelve inches wide. They consist of thousands ami thousands of miles
of square paving-stoaos laid in single
tracks, iu the middle or which \* worn
a single nil. Along the side of the narrow strip of paving meanders a foot
trail. The rut serves tor wheelbarrows,
ami the trail  for don hoys, palnnquins,
ami   men.     The   fact   that   China   never
has developed the four wheeled wagon
for transport is not, a proof of want of
inventiveness or inability to manufacture it. There are other' reasons. The
two wheeled   carts   of   the    north   are
Hamilton's Biplane Traveling Above and Beside the Locomotive of the Special
Train During His Flight From Ne w York to Philadelphia and Return
fresh bread from the loaf becomes almost immediately like toast, except for
the color. In the summer the heat is
terrific, often 111) dog. and occasionally
IIS deg. in the shade; but the dryness
of the atmosphere prevents this being
insupportable, while the nights are generally cool in comparison. The writer
once overheard an officer coming up the
Xile iu August say: "T can forgive Ihe
Sudan anything after five n'cloek in
the evening." Kuropeau residents have,
uf course, introduced football and other
sports, ami it is curinus to SCO aa Arab
with his bare feet kick the ball as well
ami as far as a good European player
could do with a wei'-bouted foot, Gordon's fortifications arc useful now as
gulf bunkers I Khartoum, however, is
not. very suitable lor golf, there being
too much soft sand.
nor,  a   contract    whirl nily
Canadian would undertake.
The materials nocossnry to make and
fit to thi1 car thi- source of pressure sup
ply are few, consisting of a stoul tank
of   porhaps   two   or    thn ublc    feel
capacity.    In addition  to thi-.  there  i-
needed a stop cock, t a return valve,
n drain cock for the lank, a gunge, and
the necessary length'- of hoa'vy copper
tubing of 'j inch or smaller diameter.
The slop cock is screwed into the top of
the cylinder, and a pipe bads from there
to   the   tank,   located   in    any    suitable
ami   convenient   place,     .last   ahead   of
the tank is placed Ihe urni-relum valve.
to prevent, the pressure from oscnplng
back lo Ihe cylinder during tin- suction
ami other strokes when the pressure is
likely   t«>   I"'   lower   than   that,   iu   th.'
tank.   The drain should bo fitted to one!clumsy, affairs, bul  the   wheel   of   tho
end of Ihe tank, near or at the lowest  wheolburrow   proves   thai   the   Chinese
point,  bo  as  to draw  off the   water  oilcan build good wheels.   The main ohjee-
comlensntion. lion to wagons is the impossibility of
From another point of tin- lank the
pressure gauge is led, and. also, the
supply pipe. If tho pressure is tu lie
used for pumping tires, for cleaning off
dust, or blowing thi' horn, Ihe pipe
would naturally lead forward lu some
where near the dashboard. On the other
hand, if tin1 autmnobilist is ambitious
and wants to fit a starting device, the
supply pipe should lead tn a distributor
placed  directly upon  the dash.
maintaining draught animals for want
of grazing.   Throughout Ihe length and
breadth of China, except on the remote
Mongolian steppes, one never sees a
grass field, and only along the ditches
ami along Ihe grave sown hills is Ihere
sparse grazing fur sheep, donkevs, and
bllitnloOB. All available tillable land is
required fur the feeding uf a dense two
logged population. This state of affairs
might  not  have existed   iu   the  begin
Tllf; earnestness with which tho
study of mechanical flight is being
pursued is attested by the elaborate equipment in the laboratory of aerodynamics at a Pronch laboratory Institution. Among Ihe apparatus is a wooden tunnel fifty feet long with a cross*
section id' six square feet, in which a
wind of any desired speed can be generated by means of a suctiou-faii placed
at one end of Ihe tunnel. In the wind-
current thus developed are placed objects of a grottt variety of kinds and
shapes, whose resistance, lift, drift, surface, friction, etc., are determined. A
prossure-gliago that can be read to less
than one I.n millionth uf an atmosphere is used to determine the pressure
at nil puints In the stream uf air. The
objoct is to furnish trustworthy data
for calculations in aeronautics,
ASTROLOGY is just now looking up
in the world. The dehth of the
late King Edward in May was
predicted bv Ihe astrologers last year.
Ami what is still more remarkable', the
accession of Qeorgc V. was predicted
when he was only two yonrs old and his
elder brother was alive aud well. The
Editor of ihe Occult Review, who is a
grent believer iii astrology, naturally
exulls over this double score made by
Ihe students of the stars.
with Good Friday, as it does this year.
"A resident ' of Wulthamstow |I
quote the St. .James's Gazette |, named
Ralph, was bora on tho same day as
King Edward, was married ou the same
day, and  has died at the same hour,"
A similar incident is narrated in connection with George III. The account
appeared many years ago in Ihe Leeds
Mercury. It records thai an Ironmonger named lie minings was bom ou the
same liny and hour as this king ami ia
the same parish of St. Marlins lo Fields.
When George Jll. came to the throne,
Mr. Ileiiimiugs became head nf his business through the death of his father. lie
married on the same day, had the same
number of childr  and  Ihe deaths of
the King and faclor synchronized. More
remarkable still, .Mr, llemiuings was
attacked with a species of Intermittent
insanity, which came and left him al
the same times as those at which King
(ieorge III. was attacked and recovered.
Attention is drawn elsewhere ia the
Press to Ihe fad that a great colliery
disaster Immediately followed on the
late Prince Consort's death, correspond
ing, strangely eiieitgh, with Ihe White-
haven colliery explosion, which happened within a week of King Edward's
death, and iu which 186" people have
lust their lives. In addition to tills, in
connection with this particular mine,
it is remarkable lo note that the first
coal was brought up from tin1 mine on
the day on which King 13d ward was
bom, and that the mine took fire for
the first time iu |s(i;t, the year of his
IT was ia 1780 that America began to
buy firecrackers from China. In
that year Richard JJroume, China
merchant of Pearl SI root, New York,
begun In bring a few hundred cases nf
firecrackers in his tall clipper ships that
raced homo with teas from (Janton.
The letter of Mr. Adams advising good
patriots to burn gunpowder and make
a joyful noise in celebration of American national deliverance from tyranny
was still a potent influence iu the land,
aud wise Mr. Hronme helped the good
patriots to bum und to boom.
John Chinaman had used firecrackers
siaee the beginning of time lo please his
gods and scare off devils, but with tho
demand from America steadily growing
live, serve au iippreaticeship of a moutli
or two without pay, ami wdiea I hey arc
proficient earn daily as much as fifteen
io twenty cash—equal to so much less
than one cent that Ihe American iin-
aginalioti cannot stoop so low.
A REMARKABLE snfo for holding
radium has just been constructed
iu England, At the present market price it is estimated that, if ever it
be filled, it will contain mure than live
billion dollars' worth of tho valuable
The object of this safe is not so much
to keep burglars out as to keep the
radium iu, Radium emanations will
pass through the thickest armor-plate
as readily as sun-light passes through
plate-glass. Lead is the only metal impervious to radium rays, and this safe
has n leaden coffer within it.
To prevent the loss of the accumulated radium emanations when ihe door is
opened, two valves have been inserted,
in such a manner that tlie emanations
will pass into tubes filled with mercury,
which  will  collect aud storo them.
or build a fire ia the Maine woods from
May tu November unless acenaipunied
by a licensed guide. They also purehas
ed here a twu week's supply of flour,
coru-ineal, coffee, sugar, salt, cereals,
beans, rice, and evaporated milk. These
were put separately Into canvas hags
ami packed iu a regular waterproof duffel bag ten inches in diameter and two
feet. lung.
"Al Fort Kent Ihey dismissed theit
guides and forded the St. John Uivor,.
which was unusually low. Thus entering Canada, ihey proceeded tu Edniuna*
ton, ami, I hence duo north to N'otre
Dame dirl.ae, bagging a few pari ridges
on Ihe way. Here procuring Canadian
guides. Ihey made a delonr to Lake Torn iscouala, across which thev ferried.
They skirted along the sandy shnre walled by dense forest, until thoy found an
opening into this by way nf a crude corduroy road, which they I rn versed to
Hake Touladi. seven miles of very rough
"The spot proved a perfect paradise
for hunting and fishing, and thev enjoyed il to their hearl 's content, Thou
ret racing Iheir route to Rlviore du ljuup,
they trekked down tho Canadian bank
Of the lower S|. Huwrence. Near Hie
Ihey penetrated Ihe forest ns tar as
the automobiles could be made to go
ami camped for several days, being rewarded bv caribou. Breaking camp at
last, thev returned to Hie and thence
by rail lo New York.
"All this was accomplished in two
weeks frum the time our friends left
Portland. They sometimes had to ferret
out gasoline among the lumber mills or
local tinsmiths, but us Ihey hud care-
fully canvassed tho gasoline Situation
in Maine before starting, they wore able
tu get a supply every hundred miles or
so, though as a rulo it was of distinctly
inferior quality."
Till'! average person does nut hear so
much about attar of ruses as formerly. The druggist may be able to
drag nut a small vial of it from Ihe
rear of a closet shelf, ils quantity, poring of years; but it. is more than likely
that he will have no no at all iu stuck.
What's the use. No one asks fur it any
more. That ones nut mean thai there
is not plenty of the famous perfume to
be had. however. Ask some big wholesaler uf drugs and he will doubtless
be aide to tell you quite a dill'erent slorv
from the retailer. Very likely he will
open the duor of a safe ami show you
what ten thousand dollars' worth of the
precious stuff looks like all at once.
That is not much in bulk, as it is worth
five dollars or so an uuuee, wholesale.
As a matter of fact, mure than fifty
thousand dollars' worth of attar of
roses is brought Into this country every
year. The best is from roses grown near
Constantinople. Not only does this
bring a higher price than Ihe product
of the Bulgarian rose fields, but its
superiority is recognized by a separate
classification iu Ihe trade. Where does
the fifty thousand dollars' worth of this
oily perfume go? Some of it as "base"
for othor perfumes, and some of it
where few suspect—tn the manufacturers of smoking ami chewing tobaccos.
IN Croat Britain and on the Continent
thoso families pride themselves that
count their ancestry through leu
generations, but Iheir claims to really
ancient lineage seem insignificant when
compared with those of certain houses
in the Orient.
We read that the eldest family in
Great Britain, the Mar family ia Scot-
laud, may trace its pedigree to 1003,
Then, too, we have the Campbells, of
Argyll, whoso date is put down at 1100.
The Grosvonor family, thnt of the Duke
nf Westminster, refers ils origin to the
same year that the Conqueror "came
over"—i.e., 1000. The Austrian house
of llapsburg goes back farther than
that, its date being 952, while the llutir-
bons proudly mention SM-l as the date uf
their origin,
But none of them is to be mentioned
in the same breath with the Kmperor of
ttupan, whose office has been filled by
members of his family for a period of
over twenty-live hundred years, the present ruler being the one hundred and
twenty-second iu Ihe line. The first
Emperor of Japan sat ou Ihe throne
about the time when Nebuchadnezzar
was flourishing—thai  is, in 050 B.C.
Another Orlentul branch, the descendants of Mohnmtned, present claims not
to bo dismissed. The prophet was born
in TiTt), and a list, of his descendants has
been carefully rotnlnod, being duly set
forth in u volume kept iu Mecca. Little
in- uu duubt exists uf the authenticity
of the lung list of names of Mohnin-
mod's descendants as registered in this
sacred book.
Robert Sloss. in The Outing Magazine,
declares that no muturist realizes all the
pussibilil ies nf his ear until he has
found himself "with a night or BO ahead
of him, which is not to be spout al
home." Tho experience uf five eiilhus
instic moti, who with three motors start-
ed from Portland, Me., to hunt and fish
across the Stale, are narrated:
"Those pioneering motorists provided themselves with block,and tackle, 400
feet of five-eighths inch rope, four axles,
a pick, 'i shovel, and :i crowbar, together with Iwo exlra springs and liberal
number of duplicate parts which might
be needed to replace Ihose damaged by
the rough driving they anticipated.
Each car carried an exlra tire shoe and
the usual supply of inner tubes, besides
its regular toolkit and extra tins of
gnsollno and oil. lu addition to I lie us
mil paraphernal la never absent from
a well-kept car, there were stowed
among the machines four silk tents,
an aluminum cooking outfit, a small
Oat-folding stove, with telescoping
pipe, a folding oven, folding lanterns, besides rifles and fishing tackle to
provide both spurt and fornge.
"At Oldtown they took aboard two
guides, not only for pilotage through the
nappy hunting grounds, but because the
outlaiidor cannot legally discharge n gun
IjlROM time to time various colonics
. of .Jews have actually returned to
the Holy Hand. There arc records
of .Jewish settlements there, as early as
1170, and in the sixteenth century the
city of Tiberias, "where only .lows'were
to dwell," was rebuilt. But it was not
until comparatively modern times that
the founding of regular colonies began.
In 1S7.S the ideas of Lawrence Oliplnnt.
and the Karl of Shaftesbury took Infinite shape in the purchase of 700 acres
of land by tho .lows of Palestitie, and
tho foundation of the colony of Potah
Tikwah. After the Russian persecution
of 1S8J largo numbers of .Iowa emigrated, and at the ond of 1898 there were-
about 5,000 Jewish colonists In Palestine.
ACCORDING to the Now York Times.
sir .lames Grant, of Ottawa, the
well known Canadian physician,
believes that he has discovered not ox
act ly the elixir of life, but at any rate
n menus uf greatly prnlnnging youth,
ami apparently of bringing youth back-
to some extent.
Sir dames is himself the best advnr
tisemeut of his method, for lie possesses,
amazing vitality for his ago, now nnarly
77 years. He is visiting London, and
ho looks like a man in his fifties. His
secretary, a young man, says it is difficult lo keep up win, ii,0 WOrk his oin-
plover   does. - •
Two years ago Sir .James created a
sensation at a meeting of the British
Association by a paper on the extraordinary rejuvenating powers of electricity. He has since then treated hiumoli
by his own method, with results that, In
describes as wonderful, and ho has also
imd much success with a number of eminent patients on tho other side of the
Atlantic. His treatment consists at
electrical applications by means of ;t
special battery and systematized mas
A writer in the Pall Mall Gazette
says he walked with Sir .James a distance of half a mile, and could nut help
commenting on his vigor and energy. Tic-
asked Sir dames if he wore spectacles,
and Sir .lames replied:
"Yes, I du wear spectacles, I have
worn them fur forty years—until such
time as 1 began to treat myself with
electricity and massage; today I do almost the whole of my reading and writing without using any spectacles at all
My hearing is as good ns ever, and 1
feel that 1 have the energv of a man of
"f notice that your city is full of
taxiealis, but so far as T am concerned
I never rido where T can wnJk, and.
indeed, if T were challenged I would
undertake to run a mile any day. 1 can
hardly believe that 1 will 'be 77 in August next; certainly, 1 feel not more
than 45, nnd for this happy state of affairs J thank my electrical treatment."
Sir .James iIops not believe cither
in nlcolud or tobacco.
AT a certain church it is (ho pleas
ing custom at a marriage fur the
clorgymaii to kiss the bride after
the ceremony. A young lady who waf
about to be married iu the 'church did
ant relish the prnspect, and instructed
her prospective husband when making
arrangements to tell the clergyman thai
HllO did not wish him to kiss'her. The
bridegroom did as directed. "Well.
doorgo," said the young lady when 1m
appeared, "did you tell Ihe elergvuiun
thai I did not wish him to kiss me?'
"Oh. yes." "Ami what did he say?'"
"lie said that iu that ease he would
charge only half the usual  fee."
THAT man is always anxious lo j*o1
Into tho spotlight," said the observant citizen. "Yes,'' replied
Senator Sorghum, "but he doesn't discriminate. One of these days he's going
tu stand iu front, of a locomotive headlight ami not realize his mistake till he
is run over."
Saul a lion tamer's wife,
As bold as bold could bo;
"My husband tames lions,
Hut he can't tame me!"
Ellen Terry's tour of America, in
Shakespearean lectures, will begin in
Now York with three appearances at.
tho Hudson Theatre, ou Nov. It, 10 and
17. The subject of tho first, lecture will
bo"Tlio Women of Shakespeare, "which
will be illustrated with acting in Elizabethan costume. The tour is to bo under
the auspices of Ihe Civic Furum.
XjjL/ BITE is nut. so fashionable as colors, pink, blue, green
V» or yellow as the euse may be, uud the all white gown
is quite a novelty. Hut as midsummer draws uear
the charm and delight uf all white exert a spell that is hard
te boat, and after all, is there anything so appropriate 1
There was a time when an all white or an all black was considered tlm most economical gown a woman could wear, but
lot a woman go today tu the leading dressmaking establishment's iu this country or abroad in search of either all white
or all black, laboring under the delusion that -she will pay
Jess than for a colored gown. The most expensive establishments assert positively that better results can be obtained
for loss money in colors, that it requires a more costly material and far richer trimming for either wdiite or black.
Tbr economy, then, exists only in that wdiite or black can lip
worn for a longer space of time and can be refurbished tn
Gown of English Embroidery and Lace
ln»k like new, whcrons the colored will be marked as last
season'b gown, and also there are few, if any, occasions when
blatlf or while is not appropriate.
To dress entirely in white is an extravagance thai appeals
tu ovory woman, and it is inconceivable how many while
gewas may be included ill the up to date .summer trousseau
of the woman who elects to wear only white all summer long,
inciters aad out.
White voile de BOlo gowns are fascinating, the trans
pareal, silky material showing to greatest advantage over the
silk or satin lining. A band of satin or silk around the skirt
is effective, but is just as effective inside, in the lining or
drop skirl, as on the gown Itself, Braiding or embroidery
.ui thin material always seems so delightfully Incongruous,
so indicative of much hand wont, that it must appeal uresis
tibly to the lover of dainty extravagance, and one of the now
models has a large figure of heavy silk embroidery on the
front of the skirt. Tlie waist of this model gowa is almost
aggressively simple, a full blouse of the voile de solo drawn
down under a rich pointed girdle of satin or silk and with au
ornament of embroidery, lo match that on the skirt above the
girdle holding down still more the full blouse. A low cut neck
and elbow sleeves finished with pleated nifties finish the waist
of thm cool ami dainty summer gown.
Not fur many years has there been such interest displayed iu laces and nels of all descriptions. There are lovers
uf lace who always have some rare pieces iu the trimming
of their gowns, but lace used as freely as it is today is most
unusual. Following the tread of extravagance, real lace
gowis are in demand, and the treasures of lace that, have
been unearthed frum the family lace boxes would make a collector of laces quite wild with ouvy. The great trouble about
valuable lace is that it is counted, and rightly counted, as
vandalism to cut into it, and vol what fashionable dressmaker is there who has nut felt oppressed with the rare old
hire, probably an heirloom, that she can do nothing with unless if is cut, and long inherited belief makes that au act of
sacrilege/ Point lace flounces and veils are now being utilized, and most cleverly, so that while they may have to he cut
iota, at all events they do not have to lie slashed ami ruined,
and there are many smart models for lace gowns that are
most possible for the old family lace.
The pattern robes of lace are iu great variety ami of
many different prices, while never were I hero such exquisile
imitations at comparatively small cost. As may readily be
credited, there are most elaborate lace gowns, but some are
.-Harmiiigly simple. The model that can he fashioned of one
wide or two medium width tlouiices is invariably becoming.
The fulllOSS, Ollly a small amount, is gathered into the belt.
The waist is like a belted jacket, but if preferred there need
not be the skirts lo the jacket -just the waist with its draped
fichu crossed and faslene.l at the left side, wilh bow of silk
or siilia or spray of artificial llowcrs. A wide folded girdle
uf taffeta COIUOS high on Ihe waist under the lichu und is
drawn tight around the figure, making it Blender. A baud of
silk or satin to match the belt finish OS tho skirt at tho foot
and makes tlie lace hang bettor. This model can be copied
in black or while lace or net and be made over a colored
lining. ,(   |
The woman who can resist the temptation to invest largely
in embroidered lingerie gowns is either hopelessly bankrupt
or pitifully prudent. The material will last for generations—
thai i.s well known—nnd such trilles as Hint the style of the
gowa may he quite impossible next, year rarely prove sufficient reason for not providing one's self with something so
becoming. All sorts ami kinds of Ince and embroidery go
lo make up the lingerie gown—eyelet embroidery and heavy,
-•lose embroidery on sheerest of material, while Valenciennes
and Cluny laces are also added, until Ihe price of it, all is
apparent to the must uneducated iu the cast of a woman 's
..nt fit
The present fashions in lingerie gowns are as a rule on
the elaborate order, tOO elaborate fur conservative laste, and
require to he most carefully made nol |o hide the good lines
uf the figure. The draped ftchtl falling down over the arm is
ohm of Ihe most, marked styles. This is sometimes crossed iu
front and fastened at one' side under Ihe belt, or Ihe ends
are crossed iu front and then brought back over Ihe hips ami
fastened at the back over the sash ends that   finish the wide
bolt. The all-round length of skirt is the most popular—nnd
incidentally the mo.-t impractical—and tin1 fitted lace under-
sleeve reaching lo or below tuO olbow H tn be seen on a new
model gOWn, Wide girdles wilh or without sash ends are also
lo be  noticed, and tho olabnratc buckle in  fhe centre of a
(hit rosetle or bow is another of tho details not to be forgotten.
Moussolino do soic Bummer gowns are exquisitely dainty
and very smart this season, while their fragile and perishable
appearance gives an added charm. The simples! models are
the most popular, but they are not ensy to copy aud requite a
good knowledge of dressmaking to turn out well. All in line
tucks is one of the newest designs, tho skirt with two flounces
edged with wide lace of line mesh aud pattern; the waist aud
sleeves all in one, are also tuekod to match exactly the skirt
Tho neck is cut out aud finished with wide capo collar, while
a wide taffeta belt and taffeta rosoftes on the front of the
waist, are tho only heavy trimming. A princess blip of soft
satin or taffeta is essential with this gown, which otherwise
would make tho wearer, no mattor how slight and trruceful
a figure, look short and stout, two unpardonable things this
year. Again if color be preferred to all white it can be introduced by the lining and girdle being iu color, but for
all white this model is particularly good.
White pongee gowns and costumes aro most fashiouablo—
plain, embroidered or braided. The gowns, iu ono piece, arc
so finished that, they can lie worn without a coat, but the
short jacket and even the long coat add a finish to tho cos
tumo, Gold buttons* are a novelty of the season and arc to
be seen uu the newest costumes, while soutache unu round
silk braiding are in constant demand. The medium weight
is smart, but there are also heavier qualities that make up
Satisfactorily in anything of the tailor order. The (Irecian
scroll pattern is a favorite design iu braiding, aud just a lino
of it down the front and around the neck ami sleeves is effective and very smart. Ton much braiding and embroidery
is to be avoided ia any gown intended fur the street, and the
greatest mistake in the world is to load down a gown with
course Imitation embroidery. Par better none at all. The
white serge two or three piece costume Is most practical ami
iu greater demand than ever this season, bul the more severe
styles are the smarlest bv far.
Linen and pongee gowns und cuslutnos are especially fash-
lunable this season, and any number of most fascinating
models are displayed in both materials. Kmbroidery and
braiding are olVootive both on linen aad pongee and Ihe
heavier rajah, but are by uu means essential tu BinnrtuoSS,
ami. of course, add greatly to the expense. The embroidery
ami the braiding must bo of the same color as the material,
or white. The darker colors or black are, however, oftull to
be noticed, Embroidered bands for trimming are also ia
fasnion, ami are pleasant and by no means difficult to do, so
that if any one has the least skill and patience it is perfectly
possible to make an embroidered gowa with very little outlay of money. The prescul fashion of a bund 'around the
skirt affords au excellent, opportunity for embroidery, and,
while au elaborate design is effective, the simpler designs,
either ia embroidery or braid, arc very satisfactory.
A handsome embroidered pongee or rajah or linen gown
costume is rarely to be bought for any small sum of money,
but this is the time when one can bo made at homo with tho
aid of a good pattern and oven a limited knowledge of dressmaking, fur there are wonderful bargains in these materials
nf fine weave aud most attractive colors thnt have been
marked down far below their original cost. The embroidory
can be done in place of fancy work, and if there is not. time
nor talent for the embroidery there arc many effective trimmings thnt can be bought, like the material, for far less than
was asked three months ago. Persian designs in silk or cotton for facings and bauds on linen or pongee aro effective",
delightfullv novel and not at all expensive. A white linen
three piece costume with Persian trimming and round gilt
buttons is one of the smartest models of the season.
The most significant deduction to lie made from Hie chief
figures in the May bank statement is that our financial in-
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stitulions are preparing for a period of light money iu Ihe
fall. Current loans iu Canada increased during May by
$6",0Q0,000, or ,7 per cent., while those out of Canada showed
a decrease of 1.0 per rent.    The domestic call loans indicate
a greater decrease, one of 2.4 per i I., while the circulation
1ms also declined 1 per cent. Those figures compare with a
gratifying gain iu deposits on demand Of ten million dollars
or 1 per cenl., und in deposits after notice of about Ihree
million dollars, or .11 per cent. In view of the financing of the
comiug crop movement and the general expansion iu business
and commercial spheres, the extension of curronl loans in
Canada by five million dollars is a fair increase. Tin- figures
show approximately a similar position lo that existing twelve
months ago, wilh the important, dill'ereiico that nil the loading items iu Ihe bank statement have made large gains over
the figures of |!t(i!it ranging from an increase of 21,7 por cent,
ia current tonns in Canada to one of 12.7 per cenl. in clrcu
lalion. The smallest development during Ihe twelve months'
period is seen in Ihe items call and current loans elsewhere
than ia Ihe Dominion.
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A SYNDICATE of American capital
ists from Michigan and Fuget
Sound Lumber Company, composed of millionaire Michigan lumbermen,
has purchased for one million dollars
the largest lumber mill om Vancouver
Island, The mill is equipped with latest
Improved American machinery, but it
is announced that it will bo practically
rebuilt, and the annual rapacity increased from fifteen million feet to
fifty   million  feet.
Consul Isaac A. Manning, of La
tiuayra, reports that the government
of Venezuela hart cancelled a concession
granted January 14, 1908, to Narciso
Heldivia, who ia turn ceded it to Dr.
Rafael Oarbirns liuzninn, for the exploitation of asphalt deposits in the
municipality of Cnno Colorado, district
of Monngas, State of Uermudez, because
the concessionaires have not recorded
maps of the deposits as required by the
The lirst survey ami preliminary arrangements have been completed by the
Transvaal government for the extension of the railway from I'ietorsburg
to the copper dolus of Mesina, two
hundred miles to the north, with an
ultimate, continuation across the Limpopo into Rhodesia. The whole district through which the railway will
run is rich in mineral resources and
agricultural possibilities. The construction of the line, which i> to bo
proceeded with forthwith, will mark
aa important epoch in Transvaal development,
In September, China will entertain
twenty-four representatives nf tho
eight associated chambers of commerce
of the Puciflc const. Govornor-Gouoral
Forbes, of the Philippine Islands, has
asked them to visit; Manila. The Honolulu Chamber of Commerco will send
three representatives with the party.
The National Demographic Bureau of
Buenos Ayres estimates the population
of Argentina on December 81, 1909, ns
6,805,084, an increase of 811,684 in one
year. lu population Argentina ranks
second among the South American republics. Hra/il is first. with 22,000,000,
Chili ranks third with 3,620,000. Of
Argentina's population, live-sixths are
native Argentines. 848,540 Italians,
424,805 Spaniards, ami  104,990 French,
Venezuela is esiablishiag wireless
stations and using American apparatus.
The one hundred ami sixteen mile extension of the .Mexico Northwestern
Railroad, now in progress, will eoniicct
ihe city of Chihuahua with n Poso,
Texas, and open up a large tract of
valuable timber land ia western Chihuahua.
Au American company hns been iu
corporatod lo build a forty-mile railroad in Ecuador. The capital is one
million three hundred ami eighty thousand dollars.
Aden makes leu million cigarettes a
year al n very low cost of production.
Wages are sixleen cents per day.
<)a March Jsi Canada abolished its
surtax ou Herman goods under a lent
porary   hade  agreement.
The Honduras Monetary Commission
recommends adoption of Ihe gold standard; practically no gold is in circulation al present, but considerable is export ed.
Concrete construction is coming Into
general use ou  the  farms of   Kngland.
Fiftoon American consulates in
France repnrl $188,000,000 worth of
shipments to the Unltod Stales in 1900,
against $91,000,000 worth iu 1908. Paris
loads wilh $((0,000,000,
All the large match factorlo* of Qor
many    have   pooled   Iheir   issues   under
:in agreement binding until 1020.
Riga, liussia, population 355,000, is
to have a new contra! passenger station
with approaches, an improved customhouse quay, harbor extension, and new
Au   Anglo-Persian   oil   syndicate   is
drilling wells extensively at Ahwaz	
the Karuu River, Mesopotamia, Turkish Arabia. This threatens the market
of American oil, which British linns at
present  control.
Artificial Acceleration of Growth
(By H. Leonard Bastin)
NOWADAYS the gardener has to
adopt all kinds of ingenious devices in order to obtain the flowers for which there is such an unceasing demand. One of the most interesting of those methods which have
been recently introduced is the system
of the anesthetization of plants, in
order that they may come Ihe more
quickly to perfection." Some years ago,
Dr. .lohannseti, of Copenhagen, carried
out a number of elaborate inquiries in
order to find out the effect of chloro
form ami ether upon vegetable tissue.
After a long series of experiments he
was able to show that certain plants,
when submitted to the iiilliieuce of the
vapors of these drugs while in a dormant condition, behaved ia a curious
way afterward, It seemed that the
anesthetic intensified their resl fulness,
a id brought about a remarkable activity when ordinary growth was allowed
to be resumed. Moreover, it was noted
that the all-round excellence of the
plants so treated was greater Hum iii
the case of specimens which were iu
a normal condition,
It soon became evideal that a discovery of real commercial value had been
brought to light. The production of
flowers is such a serious business now
adnys  that   anything  which   will  save
Ihe grower  lime
oi grool
leaves begin to expand, and iu a short
while the (lowers put in a a appear
ante. The actual saving of time
brought about by the adoption of this
method is very considerable. Lilies
of the valley treated with ether were
in full bloom iu a fortnight from the
start. Some azaleas, which were potted
•ip after exposure to the an on bo He,
were out oa March 8, although they had
billy been growing from the 85th of
February, Specimens which had not
been treated at all, and were started
al the time of the others, did aol come
to maturity until at least a fortnight
later. In the euse of lilac and other
plants the saving of time was equally
remarkable and satisfactory.
The different species appear to succeed best under a special anesthetic,
and it is a matter of no little trouble
to find out the better drug to use. Thus
it is found that ether seems to be bettor suited to the requirements of lilac
and chloroform iu the case of azalea.
Any amateur enough interested to take
the matter up will find a most promising held for investigation in this question of the plant and the anesthetic.
The expenses involved are, of course,
very small when the matter of outfit
is considered. A certain amount of
care in the handling of the chloroform
and other is necessary, as it should be
remembered that these are volatile and
highly Inflammable spirits.
In France the treating of lilac with
anesthetics al the present time has de
veloped into a large industry. The new
method has entirely overcome a difficulty which has always troubled flic
forcer of this plain iu the early months
of the vear—that is. Ihe matter of loaf-
age. Lilac could be induced to de
velop its blooms with heat, but the
plants would not develop their foliage.
Afler Hie specimens had been anestlie
listed tin' leaves are produced iu the
greatest profusion al tlm same time
as the flowers, A similar result iH to
be   noticed   to   a   large   extent   ia   the
f lilies of the valley. On the
whole this method oilers many interesting opportunities of study thai may lie
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Importance, Further experiments went
a long way to indicate the lines oil
which the treatment would be likely to
be most successful.   11 wus found that I turned'to account
lilacs,  azaleas  ami   especially   lilies  of 	
the   valley   were   plants   which   woro      SOME USES FOU CRON STALKS
amenable lo the ordeal.    As well, inniiv j   _, rtnxTDn*A1 „«      - ,
rts of bulbous si los seem to ronnv  pORNBTALKS,   formerly   almost  a
1   '    \J     waste  produ
■em to repay
for the trouble by au accelerated
growth ami an enhanced beauty of ilv
velopmonl. Of course, the expense
involved iu Ihe system is so trivial as
Bcarcoly to be taken into eoosldora
Hon. '
The mode of procedure is uu thu < ol
lowing lines.    When the plants or mots
are iu a perfectly lestful i litioii they
are taken in hand for treatment, A
perfectly airtight box or tin case is ob
lained, ami all the specimens are slur
ed away in fhe hod  of the receptacle. From Ihe inside of Ihe lid of
the case is suspended a smaller vessel,
and il is into this that the spirit is
poured. Il is necessary thai Hie temperature   throughout   the   proceedings
should nol fall below Oil deg. F, As
slum as the chloroform or el her is
placed in the \essel the lid of Hie case
musl be closod down and is uol ngaju
lo be opened. Of course, Ihe vapor from
the drug being heavier I linn air sinks
lo Hie bottom of tlm bOX ami mingles
among Ihe rools and plants lying there.
For a period of forty-cighl hours Ho
case is left, al Ihe end ol Willi !i time
all Ho- specimens are removed, planted
and grown in Ihe ordinary manner. No
very great degrtfo of heal appi m • to
be desirable bey.md that available in
iii a  well-warmed glasshouse,
At lirst Hie anestlmli/.ed plants nrc
only exposed to Ihe light tu n small
extent, h is very soun, however, thai
the ndvantage of Hie now treatment becomes'nppnrenl whoft the specimens are
compared with those which hnvo been
grown nor ma I ly. A few days elapse,
ami the plants seem literally tu jump
Into   life;   tlie   bmls . burst 'open.'   the
product) have been turned
to   account   during   recent   yours,
and the farmer is enabled to get  quite
a   pndii   per  lou   for I hem.
They are utilized loi packing coffer
dams ami in the manufacture of smoko-
less powder: paper pulp can he made
frmu I hem; Ihey furnish pyro/.ylene var
uish, are useful as a  packing  material,
 I. togothor  with Ihe leaves aud  las
sols, cuter Into the composition of vari
mis prepared fodders ami foodstuffs.
The I'nis-iuii police are to be provid
ed with au unexpected weapon against
si reel demons, ralo is iu t In form of
cameras, Processions will be snap*
sholled. ami Hie photographs user] as
evidence against disturbers of tint
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What the Editor has to say.
Tlie following receipt for ridding land of stumps is takei
from the last issue of the Greenwood Ledge. We cannot
vouch for its effectiveness, ljut reprint it for what it is worth :
A discovery of great importance to owners of cut over
lands has heen made by one of the workers in a Rhineland
paper mill, who noticed the destructive action of nitric acid on
woody structures.
This man has recently removed the stumps from six-
teen acres of new land at a cost of four cents each and five
minutes labor for each stump.    His method is as follows :
With a two inch augur he bores a hole down into the
•stump about two feet deep, and pours into this hole one pint
of a mixture of equal parts of nitric acid and sulphuric acid,
lie then plugs the hole tightly with a plug previously dipped
in melted parafme,
Thirty days later the stump, roots and all, will be a
charred mass of rotten pulp, and may be spread over the soil
with a shovel, as a fertilizer.
The New Westminster Columbian has the following to
siiy regarding the single tax system, which may be of interest
In gome of our readers here :
The single tax leaven is working throughout the British
Columbia communities. Vancouver's example in abolishing
the tux on improvements has had far-reaching influence, be
cause of the impetus the new system of taxation has given to
building in that city. While the rapid grown of Vancouver's
population would have itself, created a building boom, un
doubtedly the abolition of the tax on improvements has made
it profitable for building to be extensively undertaken by property owners and by builders who have bought vacant lots on
speculation. In turn the industrial activity that building
creates, has drawn population in a greater degree than the
natural expansion of even a terminal railway city and seaport
would influence home building and settlement. The rapid
growth of the city from various causes, industrial and commercial, has, also, so increased the value of all land within the
city's boundaries that the greater assessment has permitted
the tax rate to remain the same this year as last year, namely
;il 22 mills on the dollar. Thus the tax rate, the unprecedented building activity, the increase in population and
community wealth has amply justified the City Council in
adopting the new tax principle.
It is ii mark of the progressive spirit of British Columbia
communities that consideration is being given to the new tax
system, Prince Rupert having adopted the plan of taxing land
exclusive of improvements thereon, nnd Vernon ratepayers
having recently declared for its adoption, while Revelstokeis
\ iew inc it favorably.
The provincial authorities are showing a disposition to
enforce the new- Liquor Regulations in a most thorough manlier, and from Various parts uf the province conies the news of
convictions under the new Act which seems to suggest that
tin.' Act was passed to be enforced. a_
The provincial authority will not, of course, be exercised
in ihe cities unless laxity in enforcement becomes patent, in
which event the- Attorney-General's department may be
counted upon to intervene for the prevention of any inadequate
enforcement of the law of the land.
The enforcement of this Act would seem to " knock the
s'uflinp' out of the demand of extremists for a Local Option
l.-iw or the enforcement of the Scott Act.
The hotelmen who are in the business legitimately should
hail the new law as a blessing, and do all in their power to see
that it is enforced, lest a worse thing befall them.
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iitsnifesled during the past seek, and
business should be looking up in the
building trade* line very ihorily. Mr
T.rbell is among those who have purchased and he will build three new house* on
the in*in street.
As a result of alighting from a fully
moving vehicle in a hurried and uncon
volitional manner, upon his nose, on Sun-
liny la.t, Andrew Aitkin is now weari-g
sii stitches iu hi* uss.l organ. Mr. Aii-
ken was returning wilh his two young sous
from the Li.ko when his horse became
frightened aud bolted, Mr. Aitkeu wa>
severely bruised and cut bul the boysescap-
■ d wilh a few scraiohes. Tho buguy waft
damaged beyoi d repair.
No progress was made thi* week iu the
tennis tournament, in which only threi
matches remain to be played. A club
tournament, to include ladies' and gentlemen's mixed double*, is being arranged to
take place on Labor Day. It is the intention of the committee to have the play
era draw for partners, and a* the touma
inent is to be an all day sft'.ir there should
be' no difficulty in disposing uf all the
event* on the programme in the une day
The Mesdame* Whines and Shaw and
the Misses Clint n and Gwen Atkinson
came up ou Tuesday, and we understand
that all the camp, ra contemplate returning at an early date. The season has been
a specially enjoyable one, as most of ihe
campers have had friend* from different
point* down with them, tha evenings being ipent around the beachwotid Are* with
singing, charade* aud other amusement*.
A barbecue was suggested »• a finish, but
for vari.us re**on* thi* did not materialize.
On the 23rd Init-i to th* wife of W. C.
White, Hippy Valley—a ton.
On th* 19th inst., to the wife of W.
Kettle, Union Bay—a »on.
On the lftth inst., to the wife of T.
Robertson—a son.
Advertisement!. uliilerthlH head 1 cent, 1 vw.nl,
1 iiMUe; Htrit-tly in ailTiinco.
For Sale- Half interest in Star Livery
Stable.   R. Hornal.
Furnished Room* to Let, opposite the
Wanted—Three Young Pigs; send price
•nd particulars. T. A. L. Smith,
Hornby Island. jl9
Two Light Draft Team*, weight about
14001b*. Apply Shopland Bros,
Sandwick. jll
For Sale-9 Milk Cow* and ;l Heifer*
Apply H. S. Purteus, Ilankshaw,
Courtenay. J18
8 Roomed House and Double Lot for
Sale, cheap; or will rent furnished.
Mrs. Roe.
For Sale—Chicken Ranch 3 acres, Good
House (recently renovated), 300 laying
hens, brooder house and outhouses,
orchard, good garden. Apply Mrs.
Hill, opposite Dr. Besdnell's, Comox.
New boi.-s will be rented rut on Moti
day next from 10 a   m. until II p to.
I' csrnt boa holders will oblige l'osl
master by returning old keys.
L. W. Nunns
Cumberland, B  C.
August ft h.   1010.
Any person or persons wishing to
cut liny fiilb'ii titiila'r on City Park
Ijms are ut liberty to cut mul curl
same away for their own use.
Any standing limber must not be
cut or destroyed.
Any person or poisons found dumping garbage or refuse oil same will lie
By order of the City Council.
A. McKi.nnon,
City Clerk.
City Hall, Aug. 19th, 1910.
We have just received a Complete Range of Samples ol
Suitings, Trouserings
and Overcoatings  .'.
For Fall 1910-1011
And are prepared to take Special Measures for same
There must be a reason why our trade keeps growing, and
why young men come here, past all the other stores
We have really Handsome Clothing to begin with, and
surround the selling with every possible courtesy;   and
when it comes to Downright Oood Values you'll travel a
long way before you find anything to equal these
Be as keen as you please for the moneys worth. Don't take
anything for granted, but investigate and compare. Do as
we do - Insist on quality and style, along with fair prices.
Our aim isto make one purchase bring another, and you can
depend on better values here than anywhere else in town
Call and see our Fashion Plates, and get a Style Book free
J.   N.   McLEOD
Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
The  McClary  Manufactuing Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
Dressers (and Stands ranging from $65 to $15.
Sideboards " "   $50 to $20.
A Large Assortment of Chairs and  Rockers
New Styles
Extension Tables from 810 up
We carry a Choice Selection of Wall Papers
and Linoleums
The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block A.   McKINNON       Cumberland, B.O
Pilsener Beep
The ppoduct of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
= Best on the Coast =2=
Pilsener Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
Beadnell 8k Eiseoe
Pnmnv. R.(j>.
Sra frontages and  farming land for sale
Application* will be received hy thi
undersiiined to the position of Teacher
on the Cumberland Public School stair.
Salary |60 per month.
ApplyT. Cakfy,
Secretary School Board.
Barrister,   Solicitor   and !
Notary Public.
The finest hotel in the city.
Cumberland &  Union Waterworks Co., Ltd.
Sprinkling will 1» allowed only
Iwtwceir the hours of 7 to 8 a.m. nml
7 to 8 p.m.
Luskin", laps must 1m attended to.
Any changes or additions to exial mi;
pipiii". must be   sanctioned   by   the
A. Mi Knicht,
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Oood
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for Pilsener Beer THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND", B.C.
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1 heat rashes,  eczema, 1
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unit tiny jiwndil nilllcilun jiroiiilitly
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lug ami Mxithltit,'. AltuirtTtiovoirioft
tiUILrlli'S Hlldl it.' ti'llir, Wi'llH, I'VUS,
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Aouitonnrwtlwii "ity win liu
Ii." ii f i-f>it|j|<Ml with a ni|iturcil limb
tor 13 or 13 yiiii*—un rt>t ilnv or
iitttht. Wo trlcil morf 0V117 kimwn
remody for U10 tn>nb|<v*nouitnit
tivi 11 mn Umportrj n'llef.utw-liiiU
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liiwb.vruiMilli> riibtuiiK on wilh tlm
hud* atur.wvawin twin (|aa more
l>aniu>,I I..,-in t ruff.'i.d from (Kiln
BiiiiM. tha m cei"l ■•■r ll.tnl n|>i>!i.-nt Ioil
Tho valiii were liui:c mul tirom-
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Bute uu, 1 in -Jim i.. ua*-qTjf>*fcl] itMarbcd Into ikln,
ti'fitinir ii dry and clean,   l.      1- Ulto Un' nbovo main.
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Dr.Martel's Female Pills
Prescribed  nnd  recommended   lor   women's ail
menu, » scientifically prepared remedy ol proven
worth. Tlie result from their ime i- i|iilck mn!
permanent. For mile at all drug HtorPH.
CANADA    CYCLE    &    MOTOR    CO.
144 Princess St., Winnipeg
CI ERTAIN Italian engineers have con-
J ceived tho idea of utilizing the
steam jetn from the natural vents
called Bufftoni for driving motors. Suf-
tioni abound in various parts of Tuseany
and Lu other ancient soats nf volcanic
energy. Jets of witter vapor at a high
temperature arc discharged from them
with great regularity.
Sonic of tlio suffioni in Tuscany, wo
are assured, have remained invariable
in tlieir discharges during u period of
almost twenty yours that they have
been under observation. It is thought
thnt a considerable amount of mechanical energy can bo derived front those
One of the principal difficulties in the
utilization of this natural steam arises
from the corroding acids that abound in
PARIS time was transmitted somcj
days ago from the Eiffel Tower j
by wireless telegraphy to all wire j
less stations and ships fitted with wireless apparatus within a radius of 2,500
nnd 3,000 miles. The time signals are
to be continued and will be scut nt
midnight, and again al two mi notes
and four minutes after. Tho receipt of
it signal will not enable a ship to determine its position or oven its longitude, but will serve as a check OU the
chronometer. This test uf wireless signaling for time at sea has brought up
the question of the kind of error, in
longitude, to which in these days of
accurate navigation ;i ship is liable. An
error accumulates with the time at sea
trad as all ships carry at least three
chronometers, there should not after a
lapse of 100 days be the least doubt of
;i ship's longitude—that \> within a few
seconds—but the number of time signals scattered over the world is now
so large that every steamer hits the opportunity of correcting its own chronometers more frequently than is hero
A CRICKET club  formed  a  gymnasium for the use of ils members
during tlie winter mouths, ami an
instructor  was  engaged   io  teach  ,iu-
iitsu.    Recently  one  of  the cricketers
turned  up with a  bandaged head, audi
siid   some   youth   had   iullicted   the   iu
jury. "What!" cxclalmod tho jujitsn
instructor. '-You mean to Bay vim [ei
a youth knock you about like that.' Why
ditto't you try .in jit so .'" " I couldn't. '
"Nonsense! There's no conceivable sit
nation to which ju-jltsu can uut lie sue
cossfully applied, show me where he
gripped you." " I 'm sorry to say lie didn't grip mo anywhere. He dropped a
brick "ii niy head from a third-floor window. "
milK YOUTH—"Yes, I'm in business
X. for myself, but I don 't seem to be
able to meet with any success."
The Sage—"Nobody ever meets wit11
success, voting man. He must overtake
HOAX: "So young Golrox lias taken
a  wife.    What  was iter maiden
Joaxt   "Her   maiden   aim   seems   to
have  been  to marry Golrox,  and  she
proved  an   unusually good   shot   for a
•    «    •
irOU have a pretty tough looking lot
of customers to dispose of this
morning, haven't you?" remarked
the   friend  of n  magistrate, who had
dropped in at the police court.
"Huh!" rejoined the dispenser of
justice, "you are looking at the wrong
bunch,   Those are the lawyers. "
DO you see the horizon yonder* when
the sky seems to meet the earth?'"
" Yes. nude."
" Boy, 1 have journeyed so near there
that  I couldn'l put a sixpence between
my head and the sky."
•Mill. Hindi', what a crammer!"
"It 's a   fact, litil.    I  hadn't  one to
VS a gentleman was having his lun
i noon iu the coffee-room of a cor
tain large hotel he was much au
noyed by another visitor who, during
the whole uf the meal, stood with his
back to the fire warming himself and
watching him partake of his repast. At
length, unable to stand It any longer, lie
rang tlie bell and said: "Waiter, kindly
turn that gentleman round; I think he
is  done  on  that  side."
A DISEMBODIED soul that during
its earthly incarnation hud had
troubles of its own descended into Hades. In its new embodiment it
was strolling along with a rather pompous air, when it mot His Satanic Majesty. ''You act as if you were the
owner of this place," observed the
sovereign. " [ ought to be," replied the
new arrival, airily; "nty wife wus giving it to me right along."
♦ «    •
4 WEARY guest at a small and not
a\. very clean country inn was repeatedly called, tho morning utter his arrival, by the colored man of
all work.
"See here!" he finally burst forth,
"how many times have I told you I
don't want to be called! 1 want to
"X knew, sub, but dey'vo got to hah
ile sheets any how. It's a 1 mos' eight
o'clock an' dev's wuitiii, fo' de table-
• . ■    *
A ONE-ARMED man entered a restaurant ut noon and seated himself next a dapper, little other-
people's-biisinoss man. The latter at
once noticed his neighbor's right sleeve
banging loose and kept eyeing it in a
how-did-i! happen sort of way, hut the
one armed man paid no attention to
him. Finally the inquisitive one could
stand it no longer. Ile changed his
position, cleared his throat, and said,
"1 beg your pardon, sir, but \ see you
have  lost an arm."
Tho one-armed man picked up his
sleeve with his left hand and peered
anxiously into it. "Bless my soul!"
he exclaimed, looking up with great
surprise, "1 do believe you're right."
DURING a recent slight illness the
five-year-old Teddy, usually so
amiable, flatly and obstinately refused to take his medicine. After a
somewhat prolonged and ineffectual argument with him. liis mother at last set
the glass of medicine down, leaned her
head on her hands, and "played" that
she was crying. A moment passed, and
tho tender-hearted Teddy, unable longer
to bear the sight of his mother's stricken attitude, inquired. "What's the
matter, mother dear?" Without removing her hands from her eyes she replied, "I'm grieved that my sou won't
take his castor oil for me.'' Whereupon Teddy sat up in bed and offered
consolingly: "Oh—T wouldn't feel badly if 1 were you, mother dear. Father
will be homo soon and he'll make me
take il."
A JOURNALIST recently wrote to a
friend: "Biarritz is on the tumultuous Kay of Biscay, and Cnmbo,
where Rostnnd lives, is only a dozen
miles behind lliarritz—a placid village
in the Basque country, 1. tried to interview Rostand in his Basque home,"
he went cm. "but it was useless. I did
see his son, though. Tho voung man
talked excellent English. Ho cracked a
lot of jokes about his father's rooster
play, pretending that thev were all
jokes from the text. Why,'he even declared that ihe curtain rises ou the following scene:   l 'hanlerler, the epouyniic
rmister, is discovered in company with
his wives, in tlie background U quartet of clergymen are seen feasting upon
young pullet, ('hantecler usks his favorite BpOUBO, 'Where ah- our two eldest
daughters!' 'Alas!' sayB Mrs. Ohantoc-
ler, 'they have entered the ministry.'
'Oh, all right. They were poorly quali-
lied For lay members.' "
EXTRACT from a young lady's letter
from   Venice:  "Last night I lav
in a gondola iu the tiraml Canal,
drinking it all in, and life never seemed
sii full before."
PvIOGENES returned from his search
J."   for an honest man.
"Given   up  the  chase?"   they
"It beeamo a matter of necessity,"
replied the philosopher. "Someone stole
my lantern."
WHAT was the happiest moment of
your life?*' asked the sweet
"Tho happiest moment of my life,"
answered the old bachelor, "was when
tue jeweler took back an engagement
ring and gave me sleeve-links in exchange."
Ir       1        #
IN tho absence of tho pastor of the
church a young preacher was culled upon to otliciato nt a funeral.
Ho knew it was customary for the minister to announce at the close of the
service that those who wished should
step forward to view the remains, but
he thought this loo hackneyed and so
substituted) '' The congregation will
nnw please pass around the bier."
SOME Federal offleOre iu the t'ivil
War once sought shelter for tlie
night in an old, tumble-down hut. About
two o'clock a polecat announced its
presence iu its own peculiar way. A
Herman sat up and looked helplessly
about him. The others were all sleeping peacefully.
"Meiu gracious!" he exclaimed, iu
tones of despair. "All the resl nshleop
uud I've gut to shmell it all!'"
The Horseman
RilNINUTOX'S great October meeting will be embarrassed by its ou-
oruious entry list. It proves at
once the popularity of the Kentucky
Trotting Horse Breeders' Associ.ition,
and tlie vast amount of high class
available racing material. For the Ken-
tuck> three-year-old futurity sixty-six
entries made good. There will of course
be a great sifting out before the day
of the race, yet it is safe to say a
great, field of three year-olds will i'ace
the starter. r\ir the threo-yeur-old
pacing section there nro seventeen live
entries. The two-year-old trotting futurity has the enormous number of
seventy -nine. The famous Transylvania
for 2.39 trotters hits twenty two nominators, but as the horses are not named
till Into in tlie season it is impossible
at the present time to give even a remote  guess  at   the   probable   starters.
AN interesting application of th
freezing system in shaft-making
was recently exhibited at a colliery in England. When the shaft had
been sunk a short distance it was found
I hat a layer of quicksand eighty foot iu
depth had tu be penetrated. To ptevcut
the wet sand from (lowing into the shaft
it was frozen solid. A circular row of
holes, forming a ring over twenty feet
in diameter, was made round the shaft,
and by means of metal pipes a.freezing
mixture of brine, or chloride of sodium,
was caused to circulate in them. This
had the effect of freezing tin1 sand in a
circular wall round the shaft as hard as
rock. On the removal of the sofl sand
in tho centre the frozen wall remained
intact, protecting the workmen from the
quicksand behind it.
THE curiosity of monkeys makes
them tlie ready dupes of u shrewder intelligence, a circumstance that
has been taken into account by those
who entrap tho simians iu South America,
One of the simplest methods consists
in cutting a number of holes in a gourd,
making each barely large enough to admit a monkey's hand. The gourd, thus
prepared, is filled with com and secured
to tlie trunk of a tree. Then it is shaken
visibly, so as tn attract the attention of
the monkeys. A few grains of corn are
scattered in the neighborhood of the
No sooner do the monkeys hear the
well known sound than they descend
from their trees, and each in turn, seizing the gourd, grasps for a handful of
cor.i through one of the holes. Then
they struggle in vain to withdraw tlieir
hands without relinquishing the prize.
At this critical moment tlie concealed
author of their mishap suddenly makes
his appearance and, tying them, carries
them off to his cabin in the woods.
AFTER serving as the premises of
n firm of ironfounders and agricultural implement makers for
..nne years, the old, Surrey Chapel iu
Blackfriitrs Road, where that great
divine, the Rev. Rowland Hill, preached sermons which drew all the town,
has lately been turned into a boxing
hall; and thus'on the spot, where the
famous Dissenter preached peace and
goodwill may be seen stirring fights
between aspiring pugilists.
Thore are several athletic parsons
throughout the country who use mission
halls for teaching the youthful members
of their Hock to box, aud one of the
most enthusiastic believers in muscular
Christianity—the Rev. Father i'reedy —
of All Saints' Church, has bad a boxing ring ntt d up in the basement of
that church. Here, on Wednesday
evenings, the pick of the 'fancy" of
Morric Islington assemble to "slog"
one another to their hearts' content,
with Father Preedy as referee, time
keeper, und bottle 'holder, And there
is no more popular man amongst the
young men of Islington than Father
I'reedy, who is n (inn believer in striving, tn train the body while improving
the mind.
Some time ago the old Woodward
Avenue Church, of Detroit, was acquired by the Gentlemen's PnBtimo Athletic
Olllb, and some stirring amateur boxing
bouts are often to be seen there. When,
however, it was suggested that the
church should be tho venue of (he fight
between Young Cnrbett and Terry Me-
Govern the former members of (he congregation rose Up in their wrath and
prevented the carrving out  of tho idea.
The Church nf (lie Saviour. Edward
St reel Fa rude, Birmingham, was for
many years one nf the most popular
and influential churches of the (own.
It was originally built for George Dawson, who preached many stirring sermon1- there. After Dawsnn's death,
llOWovor, the church seemed to wane in
popularity, and  was at last closed.
For a while it; was used as a mission
centre, but the work did tint prove a
Buccoss, and two years ago (lie building
was licensed as a pi ■ nf entertainment to be used for cinematograph
shows  aud   vaudeville  business.
It rnroly happens thai a place of
worship ends its days by being used
ns a pigsty, Such Ib the case with tin-
little   chapel   at   Frlern   Barnot.     The
building, which has not been used for
fifteen or sixteen years, was formerly
a mortuary. With the erection of a
new building, however, Ihe chapel fell
into disuse, while the fact (hat it has
been condemned by tlie local anthorltloB
precludes ils use as a place of wnrship,
A local farmer, thoroforc, uses it as a
home for his pigs.
10 for 2,06 pacers has »igl:
cecii nominator*, on the same conditions;
so thai both these celebrated races may
he depended upon to maintain tlieir au-
cicnt  prestige.
The McDowell Cor 2.0S trotters has
two nty-thteo entries including such
well known performers as Country Jay,
Slllko, Soprano, .'nek McKorron, Alice
Roosoi eli, Aqiiin, .'Justo Baron May
and George .Muscovite. The Si a I watt
Mall cup is always popular. It is for
the 2.15 trulting class and has forty-
seven entries, the majority of which are
better known for their private speed
reputation than their public records.
In the list kowovor, are Willy, Baron
Alcyone, Captain Qoorge, Billy Burke,
Baron I'enn. [indie Ardidalo, Oakland
Flobar and Ario Deyburn, who ore all
supposed tn be aide to go better than
2.10. The Stoll fur iUil trotters has
thirty -three entries, an exceedingly well
bred lot. The Johifton for J.L'-l trotters
has IhirU-niiie entries, atnl the West
for J.i'tt trotters, thirlyoue. The Wilson is for 3,20 pacers and has twenty
pacers, several of them with gt'eal reputations already, Tlie Kentucky three-
year-old tint has torty-one entries and
tho hevinglon, for two-year-olds, sixty*
three. It is without doubt one of the
most remarkable list s of entries ever
secured bv any meeting in the history
of the sport,
iVg gladly note that the light harness
horsemen of Brooklyn have won their
long fight loi- speedway. Some years
ago the commissioners of parks reserved for tlieir use a section of the Ocean
boulevard, which lias two excellent parallel side roads. Uut the autoiuobulsts
looked up the law, found that il was
a public road and refused to obey the
local order. As a result one or the
finest boulevards in the world became
monopolized by the UUtOB and horsemen had to lake other routes or give
up driving. Recently a bill was passed
at Albany setting apart at certain specified times a mile aud a half of the
central road for the use of horsemen for
speedway purposes and compelling the
HUtOB during that time to take the side
roads. This act has received the approval of .Mayor tJaynor. The city of
New York spent $5,000,000 to bui'ld a
speedway for the exclusive use of the
light harness horse and thousands crowd
the sidewalks to see the free speed exhibitions. Brooklyn certainly deserves
to have a small section of its famous
boulevard reserved for a few hours a
week for the eanie purpose. It will
huve il if Governor Hughes signs the
Before the New Vnrk speedway was
built hundreds of horsemen had sold
their fast horses as there was no place
for them to drive, for even Central
Park was crowded with the a ut OS. Now
the Road Drivers' Association has several hundred members, and hundreds of
horsemen enjoy the drive who are not
T*»«r  Drmva-Ut  Will Tell T»m
lfurtn* By» Remedy Relieves Bore Eyas,
■trtnfthtns Weak Eyes. Doem't Smut,
Soothes Eye Pain, and Sell* tor 60c. Try
Murine In Tour Eyes and In Baby*e
Eyea for Scaly Eyelid* and Oranulation.
members. Boston, Philadelphia, Chi
cage aud many other leading cities have
good speedways, ami no city should be
without one. It promotes a healthy re
creation. It promotes good fellowship.
It adds to the demand for good horues.
It benefits important industries. It is
a benefit from all viewpoints us well
as a vast source of pleasure to thousands who, while they do hot own a
horse, admire tho noble animal and like
to see him iu action. Every city should
have a  speedway.
• • *
A strong foal will be on its feet and
trying to nurse in less than nu hour
from birth, Such a foal needs nu help,
but a weak one will have to bo hold up
to suck until strong enough to do so
without help. In ease the mare dies or
lias no milk, the foul may bo raised on
cow's milk, if the attendant conducts
the work patiently and intelligently.
Choose the milk of a eow that has recently calved, preferably one which
gives milk low iu butter-fat, for mares'
milk, while rich iu sugar, is poor ia fat.
Sweeten the milk with sugar uud dilute
with warm water. Give this at intervals from a scalded nursing bottle with
a largo rubber nipple, Keep Ihe latter
scrupulously clean. As the foal grows,
gradually increase the amount of milk
led ami lengthen the intervals between
meals, lu a few days food may be given
si.\ times a day and, later, four limes
daily. The foal will soon learn tn drink
from a pail, if allowed to suck the attendant's linger at first. At all times
supply pure cold drinking water. Lot
the foal run nut in a lot or grass pad
dock for exercise. Accustom it to he
handled daily. Feed small quantities
of nutritious food often, keeping all
food vessels dean, and the foal should
thrive and develop well,
One of the best signs of the times is
the growing Importance nf the half-
mile tracks. Their programmes have
developed of late years so rapidly that
thoy attract horses of high class aud
command on the average larger (Holds
than the big mile circuits. The Pennsylvania State Fair held at Bethlehem
is a signal illustration. The authorities
always offer a series of early closing
events of $1,0(10 each, and thev always
fill well.
The l!.-lti trot has seventeen nominations. Thev are a well-hred lot bv such
sires as William l'enn. Todd, Sidney Dillon, Mobel, Silk Cord and Boron Silver.
The Bethlehem purse of $1,000 for ?.:2i)
trotters has eighteen entries, and here
we have sons and daughters of Adbiit],
Bobby Bums. Delmarch, Silk Cord, Ax
Headaches     and     Neuralgic
Promptly   Cured   by
Where there aro frequent attacks of
Neuralgia and Headaches, there la
always Constipation, Weakness of the
Kidneys und Blood Poisoning.
Non-action of the bowels compels
the blood to absorb foul matter which
should have passed from the body.
Weak Kidneys fall to Alter from the
blood the necessary amount of waste.
The blood thus becomes poisoned
and It Is this poisoned blood which
hurts tho nerves and causes Neural-
l*la and Headaches.
"Frult-a-tlves," made from fruit
juices, acts on the bowels and kidneys
and Is the greatest blood purifying
medicine in the world.
"rrult-a-llvcs" Is sold by all dealers
al Due a box. C for K.f.0, or trial size,
25c. or may he obtained from Frult-a-
tlves, Untiled, Ottawa.
worthy, I'eler Ihe Croat and loon C.
Carlisle. There are eighteen iu the
$1,000 purse for 8.40 pacers, ami uuch
well known sires are represent oil as
Direct, Jiiageu, Karl Wilkes, Ashland
Wilkes, Hal B., Direct Hal, and Ambulator, For tho L'.L'O pace there aro twelve
entries, and for the 8,18 pace twelve.
Would il not he well for secretaries
of the big circuits lo cater lo the slow
classes? Would not a LVHI, 2.88 and a
2.30 class.fur both trotters and pacers
till (veil? As it is now, the big meetings give no races as a rule slower than
2,25, and thus drive a large number of
horses to tin1 half -mile tracks. The re
suit is that no well conducted half-mile
track association is over seriously short
of entries, the big mile track meofcisgs
often are. Many of tho groat races of
the past have been for the 2.80 elans.
The perpetual popularity of the M.* M.
stake at Detroit is that it is for the
2.8*1 class. The idea is worth tho a*ten
tlon nf secretaries.
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VOL. 1
NO. 37
To Follow the Fashion Smoke
Here's a toast to fashion
Ami her furbelows!
Changing hats anil turbans
Changing shoes and hose.
Changing straight-front corsels
l'"or the otaor kind,
Taking curves from nil the front
Putting them behind.
Throwing Psycho knots off,
Calling out for rats
Moulding rnly-polys
I ulo merely slal.-
Moving waist lines upward.
Shifting waist, lines down!
Yesterday your dictum
Was the Empire gown.
Now you are uncertain;
Probably next  week
You'll prescribe u garment
Which is purely Crook.
Fashion, you're a wonder,
('hanging walk and pose
And u very juggler
When it comes to clothes.
Mere is to you, Fashion,
In a halting rhyme;
For iu smoking it's tho fashion
To use BUCK-EYES all the time.
Fashion   never   changes   when   it  comes   to   the
Reclaiming Marsh Lands
fcWKIJ.KHS iu the midst of tho vast
Western prairies have many and
varied experiences, but certainly
a novel one is a swift spin iu a motor
launch on a narrow canal, bordered
with long, dry stalks of yellow grass,
which gave its unme to the adjacent
town.' Yet such was tlm writer's ex
perieno" afler a live-mile drive from
the town of Yellow Cruss a few weeks
ago. Another novelty wns to suddenly
hnppen upon a camp, sough hi,Idea behind the bank uf a large canal, aud
to find tho said camp of considerable
size, with stout wooden huts erected
amidst OttUVUS tents, an engineering and
blacksmith's shop, a recreation tent,
antl a good kitchen under the charge of
a skillful cook, ii late member of the
Koyal Northwest .Mutinied Police, whoso
catering would put to shame ninny of
tho hotels ia the district. Such are the
summer quarters, of Chief Kugiiioer
Hand and lus trusted assistants.
How many of the Inhabitants of this
Western country huve hoard or know
anything about' the reclamation work
the Provincial Government is carrying
out in the marsh lands of this rich agricultural part uf tho Province'.'
Started by the Government of the
old North-West Territnries, the work
wns abandoned for some time for lack
of funds, hut, at the urgent request of
the farmers living iu the district, was
recommenced three years ago by the
Provincial Government, and since that
time has made steady progress towards
completion—so that the mi ney previously expended will iu time bear good results, both to the Cuvornmout and lo
the iuhiliitnuts of tho marsh district.
The Co\ eminent of the Province
makes considerable appropriation each
year for the purposes of drainage, bul
s*» rapidly are the areas of the country
being settled, and so great are tho de
mauds in this as well as other directions
of public Improvements, that it is not
always possible to meet them. Never
tholess, much progress is being made to
ward the drainage of suhinergeil areas,
and a comprehensive drainage law was
enaotorl by the late session of the Provincial   1'ariinmonl.
il is thought by many that the submerged lauds of tke Province should
be given over to ihe Provincial authorities by the Federal Government, for all
drainage is (Provincial and not Federal
expenditure. On tlie Yellow Crass
drainage are areas of Federal hinds,
mvirly worthless before drainage, but
iitw valuable, upon which nu tax for
Improvement can bo collected. The
total surveyod lino oi canals is nineteen
miles, ami its completion will all eel
thirtee'i thousand acres of valuable
agricultural lauds. Lands where the
farmers of tho district watered their
horses and cattle eighteen months simv
aro this spiing, for the first time in
history, being ploughed and seeded. In
addition tu the large increase of eul-
tivated laud the works, whoa complet-
u*4, will provide the settlers iu the towns
nnd villages bordering on the Boo hue
with splendidly made trunk roads across
the marshes, the material excavated being used for that purpose. Of such
gnud surface are (lie roads that the district round, already famous for the list;
of automobiles, will have a speedway
second to none in the Province, and
rond records are sure to be lowered
later on ia the seaosn.
When in full working nnler eighty
men and about one hundred hurses are
engaged iu this task and are encamped
idose to their excavation work, the
engineer and his skilled assistants occupying a si pa rate camp near the dredging" works. One of tho difficulties in
dealing with those drainage propositions is the flatness uf the country.
When we consider that this work haf
a grade or "fall" of only six Inches ti
tho mile, it will be soon how difficult
it is to release the great arens of floor]
water before it has submerged the
crops. Yet there is always a compensation, for in the sluggish current the
erosion of the banks is reduced to n
In keeping with the original design
of the work no pile bridges aro erected
over the drainage canal, and tlm current is unimpeded, The Government
has provided splendid steel girder
spans, wherever the canal and main
roads intersect, and these easily carry
tho heaviest traction engines iu tho
One peculiarity of the submerged
lands is that, the water is lowered only
by evaporation. The bottom is uneven and as the water subsides the
higher portions or bars appear, separating the whole into a chain of lakes of
different levels. On these burs or "dry
work" the team forces are employed.
All the work is being carried out by
Government supervision and not by contract.    The system adopted is tin ly
ono of its kind that has been undertaken in the North-West Provinces that
provides for the making of trunk highways and drainage systems at the same
time, and is the largest drainage problem so far undertaken In the Province
The water supply has been of the
greatest benefit to the many farmers of
the district, sumo nf them travelling a
distance of nine miles to till their water
tanks, lu addition, it is currently re
ported that a large company will shortly be established in the district to operate and manufacture tile and rain pipes,
utilizing the clays that are found in
such profusion.
Mr. William Hand, the engineer in
charge of tho work, is not the first engineer that has tackled this problem,
nnd ho has boon more than successful
in his undertaking, Mr. Kami has designed, constructed and launched his
own dredging apparatus on the spot, iu
addition to the building of a seven-horse
power motor launch which has proved
of great use in running up the canals,
towing coal barges to the dredging
works, and carrying the workmen to and
from tlieir camp. For many years he
has been in touch with reclamation
work on the Nova Scotia tidal lands
in the Bay of Fuiuly, where the tides
rise and fall sixty feet. He is a native
of Cunning, Nova Scotia, Sir Frederick
Borden's homo town, and has, during
his present operations, added grently to
his reputation as a skillful ami competent engineer.   ■
To the lovor of nature a visit to the
Fellow Crass marshes is indeed a treat,
and to sit iu front of Air. Rand's tent,
enjoying a cup of afternoon tea, and to
listen to his glowing description of Ihe
Charms of camp life, makes the average
city man envious. In his poetic language he will tell you of the great
marshes, scores of thousands of acres
of them, where the Indian aud trapper
in bygone days secured their birds and
small game. These have not gone, but
they aro going. The splashing, clattering steam dredge is ripping und scaring
I hem, leaving channels of clear water
behind, which contrasts with tho varying shades of the season, as they touch
tho expanse with green, brown ami yellow. As you stand on the edge of these
marshes no walir is visible. S1 retching
away to the skyline before you is a vast
Held of coarse waving grass. You walk
into it, but you are soon helpless without waders. The bottom is netted wilh
furrows of the mnskriit, tor in the
sevore winter the ice reuches Ihe hot
tuin, so he burrows beneath it and
" drifts'' for the succulent roots and
bulbs ns the minor does for liis nre,
Over the veitical hole iu the ire which
ho keeps open, ho builds his house.
Stand up and count them. Twenty,
thirty, forty within sight, as large as
an ordinary cock of hay and of similar
material, with as many more you cannot son above the long grass, Going
up the canal in the motor boat they
swim beside one, neck and neck, not
more than live foot away. Then they
dive, to come to tlie surface again, to
tell you that, you have not gained a
foot on them. Hut tho boat is towing
a small barge of coal. Cast that off,
and Mr. Hut is distanced. Stand on
the bow of tho dredge. Here right on
our line is a large rat house. Tho re-
lent loss maw of tho dipper is submerged, then moving upwards in a curved
sweep it rips ami overturns his domicile
and reveals the internal economy. Ik-
swings around the ruins, as if in search,
and dives. In n moment he is up, bear-
in his—or her mouth—a young rut something larger than a mouse. It is a work
of rescue, nnd even tho iron fangs relent. The men watch Ihe parent as it
bears the offspring across the channel
and plants it on a point of safety. Five
times that rat returned, aud live young
were carried out of danger, The wheels
turned again.
Hut it is the bird life which astonishes one. The marshes teem with it.
The air is vocal with chirping, humming
and twittering, und added to this is
tho quacking of ducks, the honk of the
goose, tl.e pump-pump-pump of tho
heron, the curlew with its reproachful
scream, the gull circling high in air, the
liilldlion, the plover and the helldiver.
Croat nocks of blackbirds pass over,
and even the prairie chicken leaves the
dry hind and takes an occasional excursion to the haunts of its kindred.
The meadow lark is really the only
songster and every morning perches on
the camp roofs ami pours nut its tuneful ditty.
The waste from the camp seems to lie
attractive not only to birds, hut to dogs
and skunks. Mr. Hand tells how he was
awakened ono night in the midst of his
slumbers by (he furioiiH burking of a
dog under his tent floor, hi a few mo
moots ho heard voices and saw the
glimmer of a lantern. Then bang! The
crow had shot the beast directly under
his bed. The next morning he had a
treat moving, it was not the dog that
was shot.
Get into the boat and travel up the
canal when the heat and toil of the day
is over. Look at tho ducks. They an1
trooping from their nests in the marsh
to the open water for the evening swim.
Mere are teal, mallard and cauvasback,
spoonbill, pintail, redheads, bluehills and
geese. You can pays through them with
tin1 motor boat within ten feel of them,
but they will not lift. Mr. Hand has
often sat astride the bow with a camera
between his knees and snapped them.
They sit along the bank, ami hero and
there one sees a solitary egg. The heron
stands a few feet away, its long neck
reaching above the grass und its bill
pointing to tho zenith. Its dismal note,
which sounds like an old wooden pump
"out of suck," annoyed the inoi^ so
much at night that—like a king of bid
—one of them "roso up early in the
morning" and took some lumps of coal
in his pocket, and he met the heron and
ho slew it, before breakfast.
Helen." According to a French pby
sieian present, such freaks of nature
are born mice in a hundred years,
while twins occur once in seven hundred births. Heath attacks such malformed beings usually at the same time,
'fhe Siamese twins' died within two
hours of each other, the twins' death
being due to what is known iu medical
science as "corpBe»poisoning,M Per
this reason the sisters I'Jhuek treat
each other with the utmost consideration, ami the fear that ono of them
might contrast a deadly illness is never
out of tlieir mind, say'tho doctors.
Much of It is Smuggled from Canada
mHE delegations of the powers hnv*
X ing direct interest in tho Orient
are grooming (or their first real
hand-to-hand struggle with tho opium
It will take place at The Hague, the
same in for national arena where the
nations are putting forth their best efforts to shackle the dogs of war. The
countries hope to present a solid front
under a uniformity of purpose to
Ih rot lie this peril (if the Hast, which
is gradually working its way westward.
The Halted States, where, outside of
the countries of tho Orient, the opium
evil is at its worst, has taken the initiative iu this now movement. It has
nnoised the other countries, and has
mapped out a programme for the international  code,  aud  that  the  sentiment
of nations will be so erystallscd that
what heretofore has been regarded as
a legitimate trade iu the drug will bo
regarded us nothing less than a crime,
The lirst step in the direction of the
suppression of the opium truffle was
taken at the instance of the United
States, because of the growth of opium
Bmoking in the Philippines. This led
tn the meeting of the International
( nnnnission iu Shanghai last year,
where the preliminary work of outlining the spread of the evil was accomplished. The work of The Hague conference will bo lo adopt measures to
suppress tho traffic
Before the United States took charge
in the Philippines, uu attention was
paiil to tho opium habit. No attempt
was made tn restrict the Importation
nf tho drug, although it was known
Hint, the opium hnbit was widely prevalent, among the Chinese in the islands.
When the civil government was established it was discovered that the vice
was being taken up by the natives,
The evil spread so rapidly that whole
communities   wore   becoming   Impover-,
by this means. The drug also is smug
gled across the border from Mexico in
considerable amounts.
No nation struggling single-handed
can suppress tne vice because of the
extraordinary lengths those addicted to
it. will go to elude the revenue collectors aad defy the laws, and the en or-
inuus prolits to be made bv those who
care to take the risk of handling it.
In some cases, while one government
is doing its utmost to'suppress the
evil, others are cultivating the puppy
on Govorumont farms for the revenue
it produces, (treat Hritaiu has agreed
with t hiun to reduce Ihe exportation
of 07,000 chests per annum fr*yn Calcutta tn I'liina by one-tenlh each year
nn condition that. China reduce' her
internal production in the same
propdrl inn.
Government Which Has a Monopoly Is
Shortwolghing and Adulterating
IF  the   Frond)   government   wcro  a
private individual it could bo given
a   long   term   nf  imprisonment   at
ing  tin'   tobacco  it   sold.    The  general
view  is thai   this is pretty small busi
uess for a government to be in.
The fra mis wore not noticed for
some little time, but one day it occurred tn a cert a iu Parisian that the
package nf tobacco he had just bought
as an ounce was smaller than an ounce
package ought to look. lie weighed il,
and found that, wrappers aud all, it
was considerably short-weight. Other
smokers made similar discoveries with
other packages iu rapid succession, and
the result was tho formation of the
Smokers' League.
The league engaged counsel, and tho
latter suggested a little investigation
of the quality of tho contents as well
ns of tho size of the packages, it did
not take long to find out that quality
and quantity had deteriorated together.
Tho cheaper grades of so-called tobacco proved to consist of a strange
mixture of chopped wood and pepper;
tho more expensive ones of chopped
wood, pepper, and real tobacco. The
higher the price, the larger the proportion of real tobacco, and the smaller
tho proportion of popper and chopped
This latter, of course, was to have
been expected. Still, French smokers
hold that the government should not
sell them chopped wood and popper at
That the government hus boon cheating there is no doubt at all. Tho
smokers got so tired of being swindled
AT Prof. Sehauts' clinic, ia Vienna,
a number of medical men, among
them several Americans, viewed
the famous Bohemian sisters, Bluzek.
known as the new Siamese Twins. One
of them, as reported, lately boro a per
feetly normal child. The medical
gentlemen explained that this was the
lirst. on record. The Hluzek sisters were
born in 1S7S without medical attend
mice, and the parents were so frightened that, they left the children without
food for throe days. When they survived, u physician was called in, and on
his advice the mother nursed the twins
for two years. Both twins have perfectly normal organs. The eldest, Rosa,
born half nn uOUr beiore her sister, is
the st rnnger, and they are so grown
together that when walking she has to
carry her sister ou her back. Between
them thoy weigh 17(1 pounds. Sickness
attacks usually only one of them. Rosa
had diptheria whoa twelve years old,
but her sister didn't catch the disease,
which seoins to upset all ideas about
.tosopha, the younger, is suffering
from St. Vitus danee, but Rosa escaped
that affliction. Rosa repeatedly suffered
from colic, the other never.
Professor Schauta showed to the doctors that the pulse nt the twins differs
widely, and his statistics prove that
their desires to sleep or eat and drink
aro never simultaneous,
The child born to Rosa came into
the world, like herself, without medical
The doctors itiseussod tho question
why twins of this sort are invariably of
female sex. but a satisfactory reply
was not offered. Besides the twins
named, science recognized ns similar I
"Chrissic nnd Mill!.'   and "Judith nnd)
Piano With Curved Keyboard
Before leaving Berlin for Cuba the pianist, .). J, Nin, was photographed tn tho act of playing aa instrument fitted with the Clutsam
Keyboard, the curved keyboard that has been rapidly making friends
among prominent pianists in Europe during the past year. This keyboard,
named after its Australian inventor, is so designed as to enable the player's arm to retain the same relative position in regard to the body
throughout the entire compass, an arrangement which, it is claimed, greatly facilitates technical dexterity. Rudolph Ganz was the first to use the
attachment, and his example has since been followed by Frust von Dohuan-
yi, Maria Cnrroras and other pianists conspicuous in Kurope's utUsic
world.   The above cut is taken from a picture in "Musical America."
ished and rendered unfit for any part
of the life in the islands. Of the ">55,-
(100 Chinese in the islands, 20,000 were
confirmed smokers. There was no way
of estimating how many of the natives
had developed the habit.
Interest iu the suppression of the
vice in the Philippines led to a more
careful scrutiny of the development of
the opium traffic in the United States,
lit this connection Dr. Hamilton Wright
the State Department expert, who has
devoted himself to the task for several
years, makes the following observation
"By comparison of census and customs returns with established facts in
China, Formosa, and tho Philippines—
that is, by working from the heud of
the problem tailward—it may be fairly
deduced that Americans iu the Continental United States consume at least
OS.nod pounds of smoking opium per
annum. As just, stated, the American
smoker is largely of the outlaw classes, frequently iu jail or workhouse,
lie smokes, therefore, only when free
and in funds. His per annum consumption is never as large as that of the
heavy Chinese smoker. It. would seem
tlmt tlinro are at least 190,000 Americans who nre victims of the habit.
"By working (from the tail of the
problem head ward, this deduction is
confirmed. Iii the course of investigations required were made of the police departments, physicians, wardens
of jails, educated and intelligent Chinese Dpluin habitues themselves, and
of other reliable sources, in regard to
the number of Americans who indulge
tn the habit of smoking opium. The
highest estimate had in regard to such
large cities as New York, Chicago,
and San Francisco, was 15,000 for each
city; the lowest 5,000. If 7,000 is taken
as the average of these three cities ami
applied to out other larger and smaller
northern, eastern, and western centres
of population, it seems certain that the
,ibove deduction is right.'.'
Despite tho precautions of tho Customs service and the revenue collectors,
it has been impossible to prevent the
smuggling of opium. It is estimated
that 20,000 pounds puss the Canadian
border every year from tho Chinese
opium manufacturers iu Canada. The
ingenuity of tho collectors has been
taxed to tho utmost to find the hiding
places in which opium is secreted on
the Pacific liners entering San Francisco, and with nil their vigilance they
have been unable to prevent a eortai'n
steady  supply   from  being brought  in
recently that thoy formed a league
and began formal proceedings in the
courts to secure relief. The case is not
ended yet, but the evidence the smokers have submitted is so overwhelming
that not a particle of question remains
concerning tho truth of their charges.
He it remembered that tobacco selling is a government monopoly iu
France. The government goods have
always been poor and high. Every
now and then, when there was a
"budget" deficit, the Ministry of Finance would tilt prices. It made one of
these increases a few weeks ago. It
was unprecedented)}' stiff—15 per cent,
on the cheaper aud SO per cent, ou the
higher grades of tobacco,
This made the smokers groan, hut
it was not the worst. The Government
had also decided, it seems, to fatten
its revenues still further by short-
weightllig' its customers and udulterat
hurd labor for what il has boon doing
to Gallic smokers. Being a Government,
it will probably escape any penalty
whatever, though it may bo tlmt the
frauds it has been perpetrating upon
the smokers will stop. Then, again,
maybe   they   will   not.
The Govorumont Is lighting hard,
not only because it wants to eontlnuo
selling short weight and adulterated
goods, but it does not like to be eon
victed of fraud. So the litigation will
probably  last   a   long lime.
Having increased tobneco prices ami
begun the udultorution of the goods,
the French Government is also taking extra precautions to guard against
Hie Inss of revenue through the importation of contraband tobacco into the
It is natural that; a lookout should
be maintained to prevent smuggling,
but the nvorago traveler does not consider himself a smuggler if he dues un
mora than bring a vest pocketful of
cigars to smoke iu the train between
Hie frontier and Paris. The Customs
authorities did not use to consider him
one, either. They allowed him toil
cigars, twenty cigarettes, or au ounce
of smoking tobacco,
Now thoy do not. The traveler is ex
peeled to declare anything ho has with
him into the composition of which tobacco enters. Ii he admits the pusses-
simi nf no more than one single cigar
he is taxed 100 per cent, of its retail
price. And if he fails to admit it. and
the Customs authorities find he has
one—or more—he is heavily fined, too.;
With matches it is the samo wav
Matches are another Prench govern
111 out monopoly. The traveler used to
be permitted to bring a pocketful int.
the country, for use, iu transit bv rail
at his destination, either within or be
yoml tho French frontier. Now he
must declare them and  pay duty,
Incidentally, at the sunn- tlino it in
creased tho price of tobacco, the gov
eminent reduced the number of
mutches in each box it sells from forty
tn thirty. And the boxes posI 2 cent'
np HF literary tale of Cinderella, fairy
X godmother, dance at court, glass
slipper aud all. was published b;
Charles Perrault ai the vory end nf th'
seventeenth century. The populai i'01
sinus iu Prance, in tho liaelic-speaking
Highlands, in the Lowlands, and among
scores nf wild remote people, were nov
er taken frniu Perrault's literary vol''
simi. They aro full of tlie old savage
element; there is no fairy godmother,
but a friendly beast, snmoliuies the t'e
Incarnation of a dead mother, lu tin
same way " Beauty and the Beast,''
"Orpheus and Eurydlco,*' ".lasou and
Medea," and all tlie rest of them are
literary expurgated versions of old tales
found in every quarter of tho world;
thev did not roach the Samoaas, the
Zulus, the Maoris, the Hod Indians,
lluarochiri id' Central America in the
sixteenth century, t hrough published
literary versions of European fairy
tales or through European poets treating subjects from Creek  mythology,
Tho natives of Now Cuiuea have a
tale in which a heroic boy maltreats
the other boys, who say: "Yon would
be better employed in avenging the
murders of your father and two
uncles," a thing which he has never
heard. That incident; is common in
Kuropeau folk tales, but the people uf
New Cuiuea did not burrow it from
our printed ballads, any more than all
peoples have borrowed their innumer
able tales of the Origin of Death from
missionaries, I have never seen any
missionary infltienco in the tales of
Australian black fellows collected and
translated bv missionaries, such as Mr,
Sievert nnd Mr. Strehlow. On Ihe
other hand, there are eases ia which
mediaeval minstrels wrote knightly romances on subjects found iu folk-tales,
while minstrels of lower grades turned
the romances into ballads like those
of King Arthur. Hut these ballads did
not. reach all Ihe red, black ami yellow
men, as far as we are aware. The negro version of Orpheus and Furydice
in tho United States is borrowed from
tho story of the opera of "Orfeo," the
names are retained slightly altered. But
the red Indian version, the most touching of any, and the Maori version are
native iu every detail, and are no more
borrowed from the Creek tale than the
Creek title is borrowed from them.—
Andrew l.ang in London Mroning Post,
Out in Western Canada There is to he
Some Rapid Town Building
(From  Toronto Star Weekly)
rllHE interest takon by the United
X States papers iu the development
of Western Canada scorns to in
crease every day. So many biggest
ever or quickest-over things are in pro
gross in "the Last West" that flu1
American press simply has to tell about
them. Of course, our neighbors hav
good deal to say about the part being
played by Americans in tho West's ad*
vnticcmcut, but. at the same time many
newspapers across the border, which
scarcely ever mentioned Canada a few
years ago. are now constantly referring
to the country in a tone of voice which
bespeaks feelings of genuine neighbor
A writer iu the Technical World
Magazine refers as follows to the development taking place along the line
of the Grand  Trunk   Pacific:
It is expected that the next eighteen
mouths will see the culmination of one
of the greatest colonization movements
iu history, for during that time it is
schemed to build and populate two
hundred and twenty towns in the Dominion of Canada, an average of one
town for every other day in that year
and a half! Hy the middle of Hill, if
Canadian Government officials are not
wrong iu their estimate, these two hundred and twenty towns will have their
Official places and names on the map of
Camilla, populations of from one hundred to one thousand people each, aud
they will have been made largely by
good American citizens from over the
Never has a more interesting or a
more unusual scheme for the development of a country been undertaken
than this, and that'it will undoubtedly
succeed is assured by the fact that both
the government and the great railroad
interests of the Dominion are behind
it. Recently, one of Ihe big railway
men nf Camilla said to me: "I will
show you llOW towns and cities arc
bora as they have never been bom in
any country in the world before) I will
show yon Imw within a year or two a
vast wilderness, a thousand miles in
width, is tn he pupiitated. BO that  from
  town you will almost be able,to SCO
ihe smoke of Ihe next."
On the new Crand Trunk Pacific
westward from Winnipeg, a distance
of Odd mill's, a new town i> tu be I"
cated durlnf Hie next your Dtitl a half
at a dislance of every eight miles, nf a
hundred   and   twenty   towns   fur   the
whole  dislance.     Most   of   these  lowns
aro already marked no the construction
maps, and the majority of them ate
named. On the mountain division of
the same mail, which is to terminate al
Prince Rupert ou tho Pacific, thirty
live new towns are lo be platted. On
fhe main tiao aud branches of the Can
ad inn Northern iu Saskatchewan and
Alberta thirty new (owns are tu be
brought Into existence-, nnd on the
Canadian Pacific in the same provinces
thirtv-five. n total of two humired and
twenty in all!
The history ol those towns is to be
unlike that of any other in existence.
Thev are not In be merely platted and
named, aad Hum left to vegetate, They I
are to be forced into life. That is the
remarkable thing about them. And
this Is neither a guess nor a hope. Il
is the result of a "game of town build
ing," which has la  played out by the
Government ns carefully as one might
play a game of clioss.
IT is nnt generally known that his
MajCBty King George Y. holds by
full right a tree minor's certificate
in Hie Rovelstoko mining division. The
renewal nf ihe license was made uu
May 31, to King tieorgo V., who, ou
payment of $5 iu fhe right of the Dominion of Canada, is entitled to till
rights and privileges of a free minor,
Ihe certificate signed bv W. B. Me
Laclin being numbered  18440 H.
The manner in which King George
holds the license is interest ing, and is
recalled by tho Vancouver Province.
In 1000 o. Dentohman aud A- Johnson
disc ovor od   the   famous   " DautBebland
Caves," in the SolkirltS east of Novel
Bioko, US'., and realizing the great.
value of their liml at naee proceeded
In acquire a title to the lau.l wherein
the caves wen1 located. This apparently could only be done by taking the
laud up as mineral claims* which Ihey
did, aud staked off the three etaiins
ua mod        respectively " Skunk urn,
" Drum I.urn iiiuii," and " I fuck horn
Pad ion," all situated near Cougar
Creek." near If ess Peak. After Ihese
marvellous caves had been explored, the
discoverers transferred their rights to
the Dnmbnion ((overnincut, who took
over the mineral claims in the name of
I lu1 then reigning monarch. King Edward  VII.
The holder of a mineral claim iu Hrit
ish Columbia must hold a miner's cor
I ilieato, and consequent ly the license
has been issued from the local office to
the English King, who pays the fee. On
Ihe death of King Kdward. the license
was made out iu the name of King
George V.. and the usual receipt for
Ihe license has boon made out and forwarded to the Dominion Government
by W, 1. Hriggs, agent for the Department of Justice in Canada, to be forwarded to his Majesty King Goorgo V.
ONH time Mark Twain met .lames
McNeil Whistler, tho artist. A
friend having warned the humor
1st that the painter was a confirmed
joker, Mark solemnly averred that he
would got the belter'uf Whistler should
ho latter attempt "any funny business." Furt he nn ore, Twain determined
to anticipate Whistler if possible So
when the two had boon introduced,
which event took place in Whistler's
itudlo, Twain, assuming the air of hope
ess stupidity, approached a just completed painting and said: "Not at all
bad, Mr. Whistler; not at all had.
Only," he added, reflectively, with a
motion to rub out a elimd effect, 'if
I were you I'd do away with thnt
'Great heavens, sir!" exclaimed
Whistler, almost beside himself. "Be
careful and don't touch that; the paint
is not dry yet."
"Oh, I don't mind that," replied
Mark, with au air of perfect nouchal
unco, "I'm  wearing gloves."
WHEN the pious-looking lady enter
ed the bird shop aud stated her
need of a talking parrot the
proprietor "reckoned Vd got tho werry
thing the lady wanted." "Course,
ma'am,'''he said, "you don't want a
wulgar bird. This 'ere one, now, was
brought over by a missionary. Talks
like a reg'lar 'yum book, 'c does. J
wouldn't let 'ini go if 1 didn't think
you 'd give 'im a respectable 'onic.
Thirty-five shillings that bird, ma'am."
"You'll soon know!" screeched Polly.
"You'll soon know!" "Dear me. How
quaint!" gushed the lady; and 115 shillings changed hands. "What docs he
mean by 'you'll soon know,' I wonder."
"It's bis only blemish, ma'am," smiled
the bird-shop man. " 'fi's got it into
'is 'end that everyone's wonderful anx
ions to find out wot a missionary BOB
when 'e 'its 'is thumb with a 'ammer."
THE Russians manufacture a fabric
from the fibre of a filamentous
stone from tho Siberian mines,
which is said to be of so durable a
nature that it is practically indestructible. The material is soft to the touch
and pliable in the extreme, and when
soiled has only to be placed in u (Ire
to bo made absolutely clean.
Iron (doth is largely used today hy
tailors everywhere, for the purpose of
making the collars of coats set properly.
This cloth is manufactured from steel
wool ami has the appearance of baring
been woven from horsehair.
Wool md tho product of sheep is be
ing utilized abroad for the making of
men's   cloth ing.     This   is   known   as
'limestone wool," and  is made  in  an
dec trie   furnace.    Powdered  limestone,
nixed with certain Chemicals, is thrown
ntn the furnace, ami, after passing
through a  furious air blast, it  is tossed
nt ns fluffy white wool. When it comes
from the furnace the wool is dyed and
made   into  lengths  like  cloth.     A  puir
if trousers or a coat made of this ma
terial cannot, it is claimed, bo burned
or damaged by grease, aad is as flexible
s cloth made of sheep's wool,
An BngHsll manufacturer has siicoeod-
d iu mukiug a fabric from old ropes.
He obtained a quantity nf old ropo and
nrdage,  unravelled  if, and  wove it by
secret  process into a  kind of rough
loth.    Tin1  resultant   material  he dyed
dark  lirmvii,    A  suit  of chillies made
frum  this queer stuff was worn by the
manufacturer   himself,   and   it   is   said
Hint  he  has a  large trade  in  this line
ii the British colonies.
A novelty in dress material fur
women is spun-glass cloth, which m'ay,
't is said, be had iu white, green, lilac,
pink, and yellow shades.    The inventor
f this fabric was an Austrian, and
his invention is said In have resulted in
Ihe production nf a material as bright.
ml flexible as silk. The lirst lady to
wear a gown nf this material WIS of
I.'oyal rank. It. was of a very delicate
shade of pale lavender shut with pink,
uud ils peculiar sheen reminded her ad
mirers of (he sparkle nf diamond dust.
Pnpor clothes worn worn by the
In panose troops, who found them very
i-rvice-illo and   utich warmer than those
f cloth, Paper dressing gowns, bath
robes, and similar articles of attire arc
now being turned out by tho carload
Kiigl'iml, France, Germany, and oilier
European countries, The paper whore
uf they nre made is of the "blotting"
variety, and after bchig treated by r.
new process is dyed in various colors
or printed with a pretty floral design.
Rvon gloves are made of paper, tho
principal claim to a Ivanl.ige being that
they are susceptible of heing rienned
many times.
45 THE ISUShfcU, Cl'MI'.l'.Kl.AND, D.C.
i ,71 -    »-
REVOLVERS & AMMUNITION     -      -      -      -
Capital $5,000,000
Reserve »5,700,000
Draft* Issusd In any currency, payable all ov*r th* world
highest current ratal allowed on deposit* or $1 and upward*
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
AVe have recently received a
Carload of McLAUGHLIN
Carriages and Biggies,
and are prepared to quote
lowest prices and best terms.
give us a call*
General Merchants, Courtenay.
We sell Safety Razors
Shaving Soaps, Brushes and Razor 8trops, Shaving Creams and
Powders, Perfumes and Toilet Articles
Combs  and Brushes a Genuine Quality
Call and inspect same at The Drug Store
Display Advertisements
7.1 rrn= per column inch per mnntli.
Special rne for half page or more.
Condensed Advertisements
1 con, 1 word, 1 i^sue : minimum charge L'O cens.
No aocouns run fur his class of advorislng,
Mi<s A. Frame loll for VaiidUVur
Mrs. T D. MoLomi left for Dcnmnu
8am Wuison Ifft for Viotoria on
Mrs J, N. McT.t'i)il wus nu outgoing
passenger ou Wednesday.
Mrs. W. \V. Ande< ton stid daughter, of
Vimcnuve-r, 'ire vtsi'i g Mr. kiii! Mrs. T,
Miss Mimiii Horbury srrivwl by Thu s
d>y t»v*i inu's Isist slur .pending » Vacation ill Vancui T*r.
Mr*. John. Kruantr, of Vanmuive ,
trrivod list wesk on * visit In her parstili
Mr ami Mrs. Towns* llorhury.
Mis* R.<mv11» 8t*«*rt, nl Victoria, hss
HCuptwl * p. .ition on Gumtwihtuil MoIhhiI
S. C. White Leghorns
402 Pullets laid in-
January • • 7616 .
February  -   7310
March   -   •  8308
Aveiiuro nor bird fur M days 08 -"i   Tltlft record
bin ii-v.t hl'ull lioatcil I'll tlif N   America!) COIlll-
nqiil   Those i.i.ih.tiii imiKcittmii ukhhIIiir «turk
l.niiui. Hrii-atileavr..»i oldurttedemaLWeaeli
IH'M'AS, it,a .H
Archil* ltnliiiHii met wi h it painful accident while working near Rojibvejh,
nu Tiu'sruy .Hit. Tlm head uf n colli pat I •
ioti'iaie Hew utf the liuntlle striking Bui-
man on the knee and severely ilunmnii'n
the k ee cap' He waa bnmtilit into tuwn
fur treatment.
One uf the saddest cases that havo ontne
to our notice fur a luiitr time is tlmt uf
Mr. Alex. H wan, win. nuenty loot hia
foot aa a result uf an accident while rope-
riding. Mr. Rowan who was thought tu
h-ve been improving io lapidly, ia nuw
again under going treat inetit at ihelns-
|iit>il as heiaoompletely pruat rated an din
.illicitly inrvuuBcondition, broufrht n by
the shock and brooding nyer hia terrible
luaa, Our sympathy ia wi'h the parents
A'ho are bearing a double blow, aa by an
*»f 1 co-inci ont their other un had th j
iiiisforti'i.e tu |. m; tna fuot laal M nidny,
lie had it injured working in tho woods,
bloi d poisoning set in and the member
had to be amputated.
Dealer in Bicycles  nnd   Gas
Engine Supplies
im St
Third St. & Penrith Avenue
AU kinds of hauling done
First-claBs Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
B. Her
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
/..«•«/ Agent for
The London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Get rates before insaring elsewhere
Office: Cumberland
Notice op Examinations,
N'OTICE ia hereby given that exum
imtioiiB will he held fur l*d, 2nd
mil 3rd CUaa-C rtitica'es of (Nunneri-hO)
under the provision*, of the -'Coal Mine*
K-uuUMmii Act" at Nanaimo, Ft-roie.
'uiuberland and Merritt. mi tlm lflth.
17ih and 18th days • f August, 19 0,
uoinmencinv at9 "'ul-'Ck in th*- f rettuoit,
The subjects will be aa follows : —
First Claw Candidate*—
Minim; Act and Sf ecial Rules.
Minf Oases.
Uene-al Work.
Mine Machinery.
Second Clans Candidate*—
Mnaii a A'jt and special Hulrs,
Mine Oasea,
General Work.
Third Cla** Candidates—
Miniiii; Act and Special Unl-s.
Mine Cases and General Work.
Application must he made to the un-
d.irni(iiifd not later than Moiuhy, A ii.ru*1
8 b, lillO, accompanied by 'he statutory
fee, as follows :—
Hy au applicant for First Class
Examination  $10.00
Hy an applicant for Secnd Class
Examination      10 00
By an applicant for Third Clans
Examination       fi 00
The applicat.ona must In* soflOinpatliod
by oiiifinal testimonials and evidence
stating that :—
(a.) If a candidate fur First Class, that
ho is a lli'i'iah Bubject aud has bud at
'east live yu.rs experience in or about
the practical working nf a coal-mine, and
in at bast twenty-five, years of age,
(h ) If a candidate for Second Claac,
tlmt he ha* had at least five, years ex-
pfrienci' in or about tlm practical working of a cial-iniiie.
(c.) If a candidate for Third Class.
that, he has had at leaat three years experience in or abuut the practical working of a coal-mine.
(d.) A candidate for a Certificato of
0 impptenoy as Manager, Overman, Shift
boss, Firebitss or 8 hot lighter shall pro.
<uce a certificate from a medical prac
•itioner. duly qualified to practise a-
-uch in the Province of Ibitiab C ilumbia
showing 'bat be has I .te,. a c ur.s ■ in
ambulance W'-rk fitting him, the said candidate*, to give first aid to purwuia injured
in coalmining operations.
By order nf thu Hoard.
Kanaimo, B,C,t July 6th, HHQ.
Go to
d. JACK, Jr.
For Candy, Fruit, Ice Cream
and Light Luncheons   J3
:   :   :   CEIVED   :   :   :
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
Nntico is horc!>y given tlm! on tlm
1 litli ilny of Si.|iii.|iil,i.r noxl npplicil-
tion will lu1 made t> the Supii'inten-
ih'iit nf Provincial Poller, for tl»' grant
of a license fur tlir sale of liquor liy
wholesale in mul upon the premises
Known us Pilsener Hiewin^r Co., Ltd.,
sittiateil at Cumberland, B.C., upon
iliu lands duscrilied as Sub. Lot I, of
Lot 24, Kelson District.
Dated this 12th day of August,
P11.SHNK11 Brewing Co., Ltd.
Per W. K Ramsay, applicant.
mission AfiliNCY, Hents and
Debts Collected, Brolierage, Heal
Estate mid Auctioneers, Thomson Building, Dunsmuir Avenue,
Cumberland Phone 17. JohnTlioin
sou, Manager,
1,1'nvc Vli'torln dii.in. Tuesday
Arrive Niitiiiimii ■■ |> in Tllcsiluy
lrfiiivt- Niuiattno B..10 p.m. Tm-aitay
Arrive Union Hay 10.«0|mh Tuemlny
Leave Union (lay ti a.m. Wednesday
Arrlv*. NaiiaimoS i> in. Wediiogilay
Arrive Vancouver0.80pin. Wednesday
Leave Vauconverfl »in. Tluirbday
Arrive Nanaimo 12 10 p.m. Tluiraday
l.i>iiv«Nanaimo i p.m. Ttiumlay
Arrive Union liny 7.;ui p.m. llmrsilay
Friday and 8anmlay ropeat trips ut Wednesday
mid ll.iiMtlay
Leave Union Hay 18.lfia.rn. Sunday
Arrive Nanaimo it u tn. Sunday
Arrive Vlctorin 1 pin. Sniiduy
Fur ratea and Infornmtion relative to Intermediate points of call, apply to
C. B.   FOSTER, W.    McOIRR,
A. O. P. A., Agent,
Vancouver,    B.C.      Nanaimo,   B.C.*
Autos for Hire
Motor Launches on the Lake
Terms ruasotmblo. l'lione 68.
—- GOOD ■-»■
in the
Jewellery      '—■■•_'_
Next door to Royal Bank, opposite Post Office
Little cubes of metal
Little tubes of ink;
Brains, and the printing presses
Make the millions think
There is no better
way of making the
people of this district think of you
than through an advertisement in


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