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THE ISLANDER established 1910.
VOL. VIII., No. 20
With which is Consolidated The Cumberland News.
CUMBERLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 1917.
THE CUMBERLAND WEWS established 1894
Subscription price, $2.00 per year
A SQUARE DEAL.-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A Message from the Red Cross.
Mrs. Tiffany has written for
the August issue of Harper's
Bazar a very interesting at tide
on "A message from the American Red Cross to the Women of
America". She especially mentions the part that women of
society are taking in this great
work, and also tells of the organization's rapid growth since
the war began in 1914.
Mrs. Tiffany explains very
clearly the different functions of
the Red Cross; for instance, that
is what she says about the Department of Civilian Relief:-—
"Perhaps it is not generally
known by persons not familiar
with the work that the Red
Cross has a Department of Civilian Relief, with which the Department of Military Relief coordinates and cooperates. In
other words, the Red Cross is responsible for relief of all kinds
for our army and navy and is
chartered to take care not only
of the sick and wounded soldiers,
but of all who need aid of- any
sort. It is also required to take
care of and look after the de
pendent families and children- of
the members of the United
States Army and Navy. All
over the country we are doing,
civilian relief work,"
Joins the Royal Flying Corp
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Macfarlane
of this city received a letter from
their son, Edric D. Macfarlane,
stating that he is now at Toronto
training with the Royal Flying
Corp. Cadet Macfarlane graduated at Toronto University in
1909, and for the past number of
years was in the employ of the
Westinghouse Electric Company,
Daniel P. McDonald, father of
D. R. McDonald, Traffic Manager of the Wellington Colliery
Railway Company, died at his
home on Penrith Avenue on
Thursday evening in his 77th.,
year. The deceased was born in
Nova Scotia and has resided in
this city and district for the past
eighteen years. The (uneial will
take place this afternoon from
the family residence, Rev. James
Hood officiating.
I-W.W.
LYNCHED BY MINERS
Butte, Aug. 1. —Frank Little,
member of the executive board
of the Industrial Workers of the
World and prominent in labor
troubles in Arizona, who recently referred in a speech here to
United States soldiers as "Uncle
Sam's scabs in uniform," way
taken from a lodging house at
3.30 this morning by masked
men and hanged to a railroad
trsetle on the outskirts of the
city. His body was identified by
Chief of Police Jerry Murphy,
who cut it down at 8 o'clock this
morning.
Since his arrival in Butte recently from Globe, Ariz., Little
had made a number of speeches
to strikers, in all of which he
had attacked the government
and urged the men to shut down
the mines of the Butte district.
In two addresses he referred
to United States soldiers as "Uncle Sam's scabs in uniform," and
he was bitter in his denunciation
of the government. His record
was under investigation here by
the federal authorities, whose attention had been called to his activities. On the other hand thp
report was current that Little
was in the employ of a prominent detective agency and one
theory is that he was a victim of
the radical element of whom fie
appeared to be a member.
Little took a very prominent
part in recent labor troubles, in
Arizona. He addressed a letter
to Governor Campbell of Arizona,
protesting against the deportation of I. W. W. members from
ee. This letter was written
from Salt Lake City. Governor
Campbell replied, telling them
he resented his interference and
his threats. Little was under
stood to have been in the confidence of Wm. Haywood, secretary of the I. W. W. national
organization and was regarded
here as one of Haywood's chief
lieutenants. Little was a cripple
but very active and a forceful
speaker.
On Little's body was a card
bearing these words: "First
and last warning. Others take
notice.    Vigilantes."
Little was taken out of the
Steel block by a party of masked
men who took him away in an
automobile, He was not given
time to dress. The Steel block
is near the Finn Hall, which is
headquarters for the new Metal
Mine Workers' Union, which recently called a strike of miners
and which was frequently addressed by Little.
A PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION will
be held in the Ilo Ilo Theatre on Sunday Evening, Aug.
5th, commencing at 8:15 o'clock, to commemorate the
Anniversary of the Declaration of War, when the following resolution will be moved by His Worship Mayor Bate:
" That, on this anniversary of the declaration of a
righteous war, this meeting of the citizens of Cumberland records its inflexible determination to a victorious end the struggle in maintenance of those
ideals of Liberty and Justice which are the common
and sacred cause of the Allies."
The speakers of the evening will be Archdeacon
Collison, Rev. Jas. Hood, Rev. Henry Wilson and Sergt.
R. Pearce, D.C.M.    All are cordially invited to attend.
CONCERNED ONLY
WITH VICTORY
Washington, Aug.—The United
States will talk specific terms of
peace only when Ger.nany is
maten.
This is the decision of the
government as the allied democracies enter upon the fourth
year of the world struggle.
The government today is concerned only with victory, and re
fuses to state even what term it
has in mind—if any—though the
belief is that the Allies now
have a common- understanding
with this country as to how far
the war should proceed and what
must be wrested fiom Germany
when victory comes.
TOWN    TOPICS
TOOK MM GUNS
AND PRISONERS
Petrograd, Aug. 1.—A tele
gram from Jassy says the Russo-
Roumanian advances between
the Casin and Putna valleys resulted in the enemy losing between July 24 and 28 ninety-
eight guns and about 4600 prisoners. The enemy front of a-
bout sixty kilometres was broken to a depth of between seventeen and twenty kilometres.
THE SAME OLD BIRDS.-New York Evening Post.
We have received during the
past week six applications for
houses to rent. Those who have
property in the town of Cumberland would do well to make their
houses tenantable. There is an
opportunity to rent to those who
would make good respectable
citizens.
Rev. and Mrs. Henry Wilson
and family returned on Wednesday from a four weeks' visit to
Alberni. 'Reverends Mahwinney
and Wilson exchanged pulpits
for four weeks. Rev. Wilson
will occupy the pulpit of Grace
Methodist Church on Sunday,
moining and evening.
Cumberland Baseball Club and
friends are leaving tonight for
Ladysmith to play a game at that
City at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon. It will take six automobiles to carry those who are
anxious to visit Ladysmith and
see the baseball game tomorrow.
Fighting Against Union.
Anti-conscription Liberals
headed by Sir Wilfrid Laurier
are using all their power and influence to prevent the formation
of a union Government. They
still think that they can win out
in a go-as-you-please election.
They tell the conscriptionists to
go as far as they like in advocating conscription, but to stay with
Laurier in everything else. Bnt
what gives the Liberal conscriptionists some concern is that they
cannot expect conscriptionists in
their constituencies to vote for
them against Borden candidates
also pledged to conscription. In
other words, they realize the impossibility of supporting Laurier
and conscription at the same
time. Most ot these Liherals
are sincere in their belief that
the only solution of the difficulty
is a coalition of the forces in
both parties that are desirous of
winning the war.
A Liberal newspaper has divided Canadians into two classes,
viz.: 1. Those who want to win
FLANDERS RATTLE
GREATEST OF WAR
Paris, Aug. 1.—The battle of
Flanders, which began with the
French and British advance yesterday, it is believed, will be the
biggest of the war, and may
last for weeks or months. The
results already achieved lead military observers to say it is not
too much to hope that the Germans may soon be cleared out nf
French and Belgian Flanders.
Donation to Baseball Club.
The Cumberland Baseball Club
are very grateful to James M.
Savage, General Manager of the
Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir
Ltd., for his generous donation
of $25 to assist in covering thc
season's expenses. The genial
General Manager ha» evidently
seen the hoys passing the liat
around when playing on the Rec
oration grounds, with thc object
of raising funds to meet the
Club's current expenses. The
hoys are highly elated and appreciate this unsolicited generous
donation. The following letter
accompanied the private cheque
of Mr. Savage:
Cumberland, B. C, July 31.
T. G. Montgomery, Esq., Cumberland, B. C.   Dear Sir:   En-
MissRuby Bickle of Ladysmith
arrived on Tuesday and is now
camping with friends at Royston..
Miss Campbell, Matron of the
Cumberland General Hospital,
returned on Wednesday evening.
Alex. Henderson, of the 6th
Engineer Overseas Forces, arrived on Wednesday on a visit to
his parents.
J. Barker, of Alberni, has been
appointed principal of the Cumberland High School in place of
C. R. Drader, resigned.
R. W. Hunter, auditor for the
Canadian Collieries arrived on
Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Robert Grant Jr. and
family left for Victoria on Friday after spending a few days
with her parents Mr. and Mrs.
John R. Gray.
Miss Bradford, of Victoria,
has been appointed school teacher at Royston.
Dr. J. A. Gillespie has returned to Vancouver. Mrs. Gillespie
and family will remain for a few
days camping at Gartley's Point,
near Royston.
The usual Saturday evening
Dance will be held in the Ilo Ilo
Dance Hall this evening.
Rev. W. C. Mahwinney, who
has occupied the pulpit of Grace
Methodist Church during the
past four weeks, left for Nanaimo on Monday.
Chief of Police, R. Pearce, D.
C. M., will occupy the pulpit of
St. George's Presbyterian
Church on Sunday evening.
Mrs. Harrison and Miss Hazel
Frame, daughters of Mr. and
Mrs. John Frame of this city,
arrived on Tuesday evening.
When in need of fire insurance
sec E. W. Bickle. He has recently been appointed district
agent for the British Empire and
Royal Exchange Assurance
Company. He also represents
the Queen and National Fire of
Hartford.
Mr. and Mrs. J. fcj. Banks and
two daughters of Yakima. Washington, motored to Port Angeles,
then crossed to Victoria and
motored to Cumberland, arriving
here on Tuesday on a few days
visit to Mr. and Mis. Thos. E.
Banks of this city.
Mr. ami Mrs. John Thomson
and son are anticipating to start
out on a motor trip of the
Sound cities within a few days.
The party will motor to Nanaimo
and cross over on the ferry to
Vancouver and motor to Seattle,
Portland and Tacoma.
the war; 2. Those who want to'c|ogefi p|eage find cheque for $25
see it won.    That division is not
difficult to make in Parliament.
Most of the members want to win
the war. The others want to: ee
it won, but they would nut sacrifice their politics to that end.
Today
mines.
payday at tho loca
mm Mr. Savage, General Manager Canadian Collieries Dunsmuir Limited to assist in covering season's expenses Incurred
hy the Cumberland Baseball
Club. With best wishes for the
Club, I remain, Yours truly,
CANADIAN COLLIERIES DUNSMUIR,
LIMITED,       THOMAS GRAHAM.
General Superintendent,
A. T. Heyland. of tbe Parks-
wile branch of the Canadian
Bunk of Commerce arrived on
Thursday evening to take the
position of teller in the local
branch of the same hank. M<:
Heyland has arrived to take the
place of I). R, Hunter instead of
Mr. Glazebrook previously men-
tioned.
Provincial Constable John McDonald laid information against
Chow Lee, of Chinatown, under
the Lord's Day Act. The case
came up in the police court nn
Monday, when the accused was
found guilty and fined $25 and
costs.
Ladysmith Baseball team vi -
ited Courtenav and Cumberland
nn Sunday. The result nf the
game at Courtenay was 10 to 6
In favor of Ladysmith on a seven
inning irame, and Cumberland
defeated Ladysmith on the Recreation grounds at Cumberland
by a score of 0 to 8. TWO
THElfeLANDfrfe,' CUMBErLaKI), B. C.
VICTOPY FOLLOWS
THE FUG.
®ltr Mauler
Published every Saturday by ths- Islander
Publishing Company <u Cumberland,
B.C., Canada,   Telephone 3*5.
Subscription: One year in advance, $2.00;
Single copies, 5c. Foreign subscriptions
lis countries in Postal Union, $2.00
SATURDAY, AUG. I,  IDI7
THK  NEED OF UNION.
.1. VV. Dafoe, Editor of tie
W unineg Free Press, the foremost Libe-al newspaper of Canada, wires his paper from Ottawa
favoring a general election, and
piiinting ont the danger of il un.
b-ss there is a solidification of
the forces in both parties Favorable to a sustained effort to win
the war. In that despatch Mr.
Dafoe says:
"Tbe dissolution of Parliament
will break the spell which binds
the wills and consciences of men.
The general winds oireality will
blow away the mists and fogs,
and the issue of the campaign
will rise before us as clear and
distinct as the Rocky Mountains.
Influences far stronger than these
contemptible feelings of jealousy
and partisanship which sways
mens' minds in this hour of indecision will come into play. The
electors will line up on one side
or the other in the most fateful
(WSfsion thai Canada will ever be
called upon to make. The ques
tinn tn be decided will be simple
and plain. Shall Canada continue in the war as a principal, thus
accepting an obligation in character and degree identical with
that borne by every other nation
in tbe war the duty of participating in this war to the last
ounce of our available strength?
Or shall Canada define her position in the war as simply that of
a contributor and declare that
she has done enough leaving the
issue of the war to be determined
by the further sacrifices of the
other beligerents? Or, to put it
plainer, are we going to slay in
the war or are we going to sneak
out of it'.'
Those wbo Favor the latter
course will undoubtedly come together during the 'campaign,
whatever their differences upon
other questions. Tbey will all
be in the same boat, shirkers,
slackers, cranks, anarchists, pro-
Germans, together with tbose
who, on constitutional grounds,
which appear to them reasonable, oppose partkipaticn by Canada ln what ibey regard as a
European wur. If tIn si- forces
bave distinguished leadership,
which is probable; if tbey assert
their claim to the title Liberal,
which they will certainly attempt
to do; and if they open the campaign with a solid racial support
which assures tbem at least sixty
seats in Parliament, it must be
apparent to all that the battle
will be severe, with the issue in
doubt unless there is an equal
solidification of the forces in
Canada that are for the war. In
that event but only in that event
will there be no doubt of the result.
"Canadians who are awake
to realities will know what the!
issue means, Il may influence,
conceivably the outcome of the
war; it will directly effect Unwell-being and the reputation of
our troops al the front; and it
will put the lienor of Canada, in
the eves of her allies, and in tiie
judgment of posterity, in the J
balance," |
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FINDING FAVOR EVERY
WHERE.
There are Conservatives op
posed to a Union Government, as
there are Liberals. They hate
to tear themselves away from
old names and old traditions.
The change seems so revolutionary, but the war is of little consequence if this is the only or
most important change it will
make. All over Canada, however, there are thousands who
were partisan enough before the
war, but who have changed their
views as to men and politics. A
fusion of parties will not disturb
them. Indeed it will be generally regarded as one of the few
good things brought about by
the war. If reports from Ottawa be correct that view is held
by leading politicians on both
sides. Members of the Borden
government are so impressed
with the desirability of union
that they are supporting it strongly, although it means the loss of
their portfolios.
PARTIZANSHIP.
The fierce partizansbip dis-
played by the Hon. Frank Oliver
during the passage of the Military Service Bill through the
committee stage was not purposeless. He strove vainly to
arouse a similar spirit among the
Conservatives, his object being
to thus revive it among the Liberals who support the Bill arid
are favorable to a coalition. Mr.
Oliver sees no good to himself in
a union of the parties, and his
sight is accurate. Therefore, he
strove hard to keep up a barrage
tbat would prevent a junction of
the forces that stand for a vigorous prosecution of the war. It
was clear to all that he made no
headway with the Liberal con-
scriptionists.
What .vas evidently an inspired threat was given currency in
Liberal organ. It hinted that
these Liberals would Hnd themselves confronted by a straight-
line Liberal, in which caso a
Conservative would be elected.
If a union government is formed
I here will be no such divisions.
Supporters of the union government will have only Laurier Liberals to contend against.
DO YOU always use your telephone ?   Travelling, even a short distance, takes time.
Your telephone saves minutes and saves
energy.    It matters not whether the party you
want is one mile or a hundred miles away, the
telephone takes you in a moment.
Don't travel miles to do business, speak for a
few minutes by telephone. Use the telephone
instpad of writing; written communications lack
the directness of conversation.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Ltd.
THE   CANADIAN   BANK
OF   COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.I)., D.C.L., President.
SIR JOHN AIRD, General Manager     H.V.P. JONES, Ati't flen. Manager
CAPITAL, 15,000,000.       RESERVE FUND, 13,500,000.
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is given to every account. Small accounts are welcomed. Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons,
withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor.
SAVINGS   BANK:—This Bank pays interest at 3% per
annum on all deposits of $1 and upwards in this department.
Small accounts are welcomed.
CUMBERLAND BRANCH.       A. J. BURN8IDE,Manager.
DELIGHTFULLY REFRESHING
U.B.C. Beer
There is no other drink that will relieve fatigue
like good wholesome beer. When you have just
got through a hard day's work and you're hot and
tired and thirsty, it's a glass of good U.B.C. Beer
that will revive and refresh. It will do you good;
make you feel better.
Drink  Beer with your Meals
Beer improves health and appetite.     Ask  for
U.B.C; it's the beer of Quality—none better.
BREWED BY
UNION BREWING CO., LTD.
NANAIMO, B.C.
LAYRITZ   NURSERIES
VICTORIA, B.C.
Headquarters for Choice Nursery Stock all home grown.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits, Roses, etc.,
and in fact all hardy trees and plants for the Garden,
Largest and best assorted stock in the country. Price list
on application.
[ESTABLISHED 24 YEARS.]
UNION TAILOR
U. WATANABE, Prop.
Ladies' and Gents'
Fashionable Tailor
CLEANING,  REPAIRING AND PRESSING
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland, B.C. ip
THE ISLANDER,CUMBERLAND, B.C.
THREE
Charlie Sing Chong
General Merchant
Dealer in
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, and
General Merchandise, at the
Lowest Prices.
Chinatown, West Cumberland,
And
Hong Chong & Co.,
Bevan, B.C.
UNION   HOTEL
Opposite the Railway Station
WM. JONES.
This Hotel has been renovated throughout and is now a strictly first-class Hotel
in every respect.    The best and finesj
supply of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Synopsis et CMl Mining Regllstlsss
COaLmining tight, of tha Duminioi
in Mmiitubt, Suk.tcliowtn end Alberta.
tlis> Yukon Territory, th* Northwest Terr
IsiriemndiiiA portion ot the Province ol
Britiah Columbia, m»y be letted lor t term
of twenty-one yetn tt tn tnuutl renttl of
f 1 an tore. Not more I hun 2,600 asorer
will be Issued to one tpplictnt.
Application fnralette mutt be mtde by
t he tppliotut in pernio to the Agent ur tub
Agent of the dittrict in which the righto
■pplied for ire titutted.
In turveyed territory the Und mutt be
deKiribed by seetii>ul,isrlot]el subdivisions
isf lectisnii, tnd in uusurvejred icrritnry
t he' racr, applied for thtll be Halted out by
ilo'•spp'ioaiit liinmelf.
K-irh tpplintion mutt be toeomnanied
hy t fee of It which will be refunded if the
livht.applied fortre not available, but not
ulherwiie. A royalty thall be ptid ou llie
uissrolihiitalileoutput of the mine tt ills-
ran' of live cento per ton.
The perioii operating the mine .lull
Inn,i.li tlie Agent with sworn returntac
mul,ling fur ihe full quantity of meroh
tillable coal mined tnd pay the royalty
thereun. If the coal miiiitg righta are
not being operated, tuoli rot urn..hall be
furoinhed at leattunoe t year.
The letie will include the coil mining
righto nnly, but the I nee may be permitted to purchaae whatever available «ur
face rigliu uity be considered necessary
f.srtho working of the mine at the rate of
llO.OOanacre.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretaiy of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to  any
Agent or Suh Am nt ifDomininn Latidt.
W   W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B- IIiMuihorited publication of thi.
ailv, rn s'liient will not be paid for.
King George Hotel
VICTOR BONORA, Prop.
First Class in Every
Respect    :    :   :   :
Terms moderate.
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland,B.C.
This is to urge you
that you get your Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed for
on<! month. Then form your
own conclusion. If it leads to
better spirits, better health,
continue it. If it does away
with dirt, improves your appearance, continue it. Remember a well-dressed man always
wants the best.
Also you must get your shoes
cleaned; and don't throw vour
tan shoes away because they
are old—have them dy«d.
Aik for the Monthly Rates.
Local agents for
The Victoria Hat Works,
Victoria, B.C.
Cumberland
DYE WORKS
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Cumberland    Courtenay
CUMBERLAND   HOTEL
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First Class Hotel, at Moderate Rates
WILLIAM   MEFXRIFIELD, Proprietor,
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PUNS WENT WRONG
Trick of a Spectacular Speculator Foiled by an Honest
Man.
By H. M. EGBERT.
"The Alpac* OU company, air, la
the biggest thing ln Texas today." aaid
"Colonel" Ware, looking up st Ormsby
from his piste of sapsrsgua. "And
what is more, our Mends believe in
us and are doing all they can to help
us—most of them."
There wss no mistaking the challenge ln the colonel's words. Ormsby
looked acroaa the table st Hlldred snd
then fell Into a brown study.
Ormsby wss ssslstsnt editor of "The
Financial Observer," a staid, sccurate,
old-fashioned financial paper, with
fifty years ot undiminished reputation
behind It, That wss why lt wss trust-
ad ss few financial papera were. Nobody had erer doubted the honesty of
the "Observer" or Imagined that lt
wss representative of-any special Interest. During the editor's absence
on a prolonged sick leave Ormaby had
been ln full control. He waa only
twenty-alx, but he bad won the editor's snd tbs owner's confidence ss
being proof sgslnst all Influence.
But other Influences than money
msy bs at work ln a man's mind.
Hlldred Ware snd Ormsby were
scknowledged lovers. And "Colonel"
Wsre wss a speculator—a apectacular
one. He had won snd lost half a
dosen fortunes. Just now his whole
fortune waa placed ln Alpaca oil. He
was not a dishonest man, but tt wss
known thst he wss not above turning
a shsrp trick or two. And Ormsby
had not yet been able to ascertain
whether Alpaca oil was a genuine Investment or a colossal fraud. And he
had challenged Ormsby to further his
Interests with the stock.
The "Observer" bad delayed offering Its opinion upon this stock, snd ln
that lt had exceeded Its customary
caution, tor Alpaca oil was the sensa-
Thm Look at That"
tion of ths west Ths rash for shsres
had betn phenomenal; It had forced
op the stock from SS to 108 since
Honday. People were demanding the
"Obaervei's" opinion. And while
Ormsby was pondering tt Wars had
•nag out his ultimatum. Ths tew
quietly spoken words meant, In effect,
"Boom my stock or relinquish Mil-
sired."
Ormsby knew that Hlldred under
stood ths situation. He knew, too,
that while she would wait for him for
any number ot years shs would not
leave ber fsthsr to marry without his
sanction. 'And they were anxious to
ba man-led. Tbey had lovsd each
other for two whole years.
Ormsby kissed her good-bye and
went down to his oflke with a heavy
hssrt." That editorlsl must bs written
soon.
"Thsrs's a man waiting to sse you,
Sir," ssld tbs office boy as be sntsred.
"Show him ln," said Ormshv, and a
moment later hs was looking Into ths
fsos of bis visitor. The man wss of
• typs thst Ormsby knew well snd ln,<
■Unctlvely distrusted; tbe shady,
shabby adventursr, who hangs round
nswspsper offices, offering surprising
Information for a small sum. Ormsby
was not surprised at ths msm's opening words.
"The 'Observer* hssn't touched on
Alpaca oil yet, I notice," ha ssld.
"Wsll, sir?"
"It's s swindle, Isn't It?"
"It tt were a swindle the 'Observer'
would say so."
"Would lt be worth a hundrod to me
If I prove to you tbat Ids a swlndlst?"
sneered the man.
"So, sir," ssld Ormsby. "Ths 'Observer' does not pay for Information
from outside. I wish you good-evening."
The fellow leered at him and eat
down at tbe table. He pulled a shabby peckslbaok from his coat.
"What would you ssy, young msn, If
I was to prove thst for nothing?" he
asked. 'Old Ware did me a bad turn
once and I'd be glad enough to get
•ven with him."
"I should ssy that your fscts were
probably malicious and Inaccurate,"
said Ormsby.
"Then took at that," ssjld the msn,
handing Ormsby a photograph.
"Taken three days ago by me, at tho
risk ot my life. They've put armed
guards round the oil-hole since the
flow dwindled down"
Ormsby. started. t He knew/tbs pho
tograph ef the oil gusher, as tt hung
framed ln the colonel's office, with the
huge apout of oil playing over the
countryside. What he saw was a tiny
ooslng dribble, and an armed man
pacing beside it, rifle in hand.
"Looks good, don't lt?" sneered the
man.   "Bead theae."
The most cursory survey of the
pspers and letters flung down on the
table showed Ormsby that his suspicions were more than Justified. A
lengthy perusal convinced him that
the man's charges were entirely true.
A letter signed with Ware's names
and ln his Inimitable writing, disclosed
tbe fact that the whole scheme was a
trick on a confiding public, to rake ln
thousands. And when Ormsby put
down the papers and stared haggardly at the fellow he knew that his castle ln the air lay ruined upon the
ground.
Ten minutes later he had begun the
most Impassioned article that he had
ever written. He denounced Alpocii
oil as a fraud, he showed up Colonel
Ware as an unmitigated scoundrel.
Bach word might have been written
with his heart's blood,' for each
seemed to place a mile between Mildred and himself. When he bad ended they might have been separated
by Illimitable space.
He finished the editorial, Bent a
proof by the boy to Manton, Instructing his subordinate to have the article
set as soon as Manton's formal acknowledgment came over the wire,
and hastened home. He fell asleep
after hours of agonised wakefulness.
When he awoke he sat up in bed,
wondering why his head ached and all
hia life seemed hopeless. Then he began to remember. The news must
have become general property long
ago. Doubtless a panic reigned on the
Street. He pictured chaos ln a hundred homes, the colonel's fury, Mildred's tears. Then, putting on his
dressing gown, he telephoned his office.
"Hello, Blake," he called to his assistant, "what price Is Alpaca oil this
morning?"
"It's being quoted at 119," answered
Blake without hesitation.
"WhatI" shouted Ormsby. "What
about that editorial ln the paper?"
"There's nothing about Alpaca oil
on our editorial page," said Blake.
"Then those scoundrels have omit-
{ted to print lt," shouted Ormsby, be-
plde himself,
"Just a minute, please," ssld the
man at the other end, "Here's Mr.
Manton.  He wants to talk to you."
A moment later the owner's voice
came over the wires.
"Hello, Ormsby," he said. "Say,
what ln thunder did you mean by that
piece about Alpaca oil? I caught It
lust as I was going to bed and'stopped
lt lust ln time. Why, that's the biggest proposition thst's listed today.
It'll touch 150 before the week Is out."
"You must be mistaken, Mr. Man-
ton," said Ormsby. "I have positive
Information that—but wait! I'll be
down In an hour. Can you wait for
me?"
"Come up to my house," ssld Han-
ton curtly, snd hung up the receiver.
Ormsby, smarting snd Indignant,
dressed himself hurriedly and snatched
a few mouthfuls of breakfast; then
be took a street car up to Manton's
house st Carrlngton Park,' a fashionable residential district. He arrived
turning with Indignation. He was
shown Into Hsnton's study—to find
not only Manton but Colonel Ware
and Mildred. The colonel waa looking
sour snd Mildred despondent.
"Ah, Hr. Ormsby," said Manton,
"you nearly got us Into a fine scrape.
The 'Observer' has never made so bad
a break as you seemed bent upon making for us lsst. night. Lord, If I
hadn't caught that editorial of yours
In timet I plseed such trust ln you,
Ormsby, that I've passed everything
you've written automatically for
weeks. But I happen to be interested
ln Alpaca oil and—"
"Then I'll write you my resignation,,
sir," said Ormsby.
"Well, lt Isn't ss bad as that," grumbled the owner.   "But—"
Colonel Ware took two or three
strides up snd down the room. He
looked at Mildred, whose lips were1
trembling; then all at once he stopped
and thumped his flat down on the
table.
"Manton," he said, "I'm pretty
tough, but I can't stand for this. I'm
>ln» culprit. I meant to tell you, but
'I didn't know how you'd take It. Tbnt
boy isn't to blame."
"What do you mean, Colonel?" inquired Manton stiffly.
"Vou remember Ooorge—shabby
little fellow with a lisp who used to
spy on the Knack properties? Well,,
Manton, it may not have been quite,
strslght, but I mesnt to let you fellows ln on It. I tried to work Mr.
Ormsby to give us a fair write-up.
When he wouldn't I sent George to
him with some fake papers and photographs In hopes he'd write Just such!
sn article M he did. If that had got
Into the paper our stock would have
been down to 40—and I'd sold halt my
holdings to buy It In then. Next week,
when lt waa found that Alpaca oil was
absolutely sound, lt would have
Jumped to 100 again and I'd have
cleared $75,000. And as lt Is I've
skinned out about 120,000 to the bad.'
And you can thank your stars, Man-
ton, that Alpaca oil Is sound, or that
article would have blown us sll sky-
high."
"Then the mine Is good?" gasped
Ormsby.
"None better In Texas, sir." said
the colonel shortly. "And since you've
skinned me out of 120,000 with your
confounded honesty I guess you'd better take care of Mildred for me. Ij
lon't think I'm a fit father for her.j
tomebow."
(Copyright. Wl by W. O. ChasraaaJ
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