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Can not be doiio any I etter,   and I
nut quite ��o  well anywhere  else X
hereabouts.   Our type anil mnehin- |
ery is complete ami The Keview I
j prices are ri^ht ���
Gents'  Furnishings
c-.i:d Halters
VOL. 5
\l _>. 4 7
Auction Sales
Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 1.30 p. m.
Important sale of  22  first class  grade Jersey cattle for Mr'
Thomas Pearse, at his ranch,  Happy  Valley, including. 13
young dairy cows in full milk or in calf, three fresh,   9 head
of grand young-stock.    No reserve,   Terms: 12 months on
approved joint note, ut ti per cent-
Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 1.30 p. m.
ale of superior Household furniture and effects in the Agricultural Hall, Courtenay, of Mr. Masters, who is leaving the
district Also about-200 lots of gene'ral stock for Mr, C, J.
Moore, removed from store, Comox, i'or convenience of sale.
,No Reserve. I'or full particulars of above sales see posters,
or   from
Telephone 10 COURTENAY
Gents' Furnishing Store
Have you seen the H. S- 8t M. fall samples of clothes ?
If not be sure and see them before placing your order for a
suit  or overcoat elsewhere.
the best shoe in the west for men, boys and ehildren
We also handle the famous Sanfield Underwear in all
sizes and our prices are right.
We have just received a shipment of Stetson Hats in
various shades. Come in and try one on. They are ' 'The Hat''
Courtenay Gent's Furnishings Store
Opposite Shepherds' W. Sutliff, Prop.
Do   You  Remember
that delicious cup of coffee you had at the fall fair?
Well, you can have that sort of coffee
every morning for breakfast
Just Phone " 40 " and ask lor a tin of
Empress Coffee
We will grind it for you if you wish
Price 50c per lb
Local Lines
Adam Calhoun arrived home on
Sunday morning.
Monday night's papers contain
the announce!] i nl that Mat. V.
l'u icy i.s a  Prisoner   in Ger - any.
George A rdky bus severed bis
connecfou with iliu i nzoStoreand
has taken a ,sii;,."iiioii at tlie Ford
Garage iu the place ol Wm, Wain,
who has gone to Vancouver to enlist.
; Mr. Campbell Highet, representative of lhe Vancouver Milling Co
ha.s been here for the past fortnight interviewing the farmers relative to their needs for the coming
At tbe Hallowe'en Ball to be
given by the Girls Basketball Club
on Oct. 31st, the ladies and gentle- j
men are requested to wear a white
sheet and pillowslip. The ball will
be decarated witli candles, etc. the
j intention being to make   the affair
j as '"spooky" as possible,
The Imperial Oil Co- have concluded arrangements for building
tb.ir pipe line and storehouse al
Royston wharf. This will be good
news to motorists as it is reported
tbat gasoline will be sold at the
same price as at Vancouver
Tbe Utiuited Farmers of B C .
announce the holding of a verj
important meeting on Thursday
Call and see the 11.w 1-2 and 1
ton auto Trailers at $120 and $140
each, at the Ford Garage,
For Sale���New Player Piano,
cheap for cash or on terms .5 h, p.
gas engine, with hoist attachment,
will pull stumps, grind grain, cut
ensilage, etc.; also a quantitv of
vegetables and apples, Will sell
cheap for cash, Apply Box A. Re
view Office.
Cheque   protectograph..   Never
used. For Sale.   See William Doug
' las.
Lost���On    Wednesday   evening
of last week between  R,   Giieve's
i store and Mrs.   Ferris'   residence,
j Lake Trail, a golcfearriug with a
pearl setting,   Finder please communicate with Mrs. Ferris.
For Sale���Pigs and Heifers. 8
young pigs, and several head of
young stock 3 months to 2 years
old.. Aprly Colin Jackson. Gran-
i thain, Sandwick P. O., Phone 6.     '���
Nobby tread Ford tires are now
! $24 each, and Ford chain tires are
i $22 each at the Ford Garage. i
j    Butter   wrappers,    printed    or
plain, at the Review Office.
1 1
Children's Slioes All the best and
most sensible styles, at Sutliff's.
New two horse power Fairbanks
gasoline engine for sale cheap at
the Ford   a rage, I
Hats -All the latest shades and styles
at Sutliff's.
For highest prices in hides, scrap
metal and old rubbers see Wm.
Douglas, Courtenay, 1
fn 111 ;
S. Calhoun  1
eattle on Sum!
if 1 ived
George Barrass, who left here
with the io2inl sand arrived al Na-
Eainio Irom (he f:oni on Saturday.
He is expected here shortl)
Tlit annual Harvest Festival
services will be held at St John's
Church, Courtenay, on Sunday
1 vi 1,ing nexi at 7.30 p, in,
The school dance at Comox,
vertised for Monday, Oct.   12.
been postponed until Tuesday,
16th,    Tbe admission is gentlemen
75c, Ladies 25c or a cuke. i
Three or four years ago when
taking t,,e logs off his land for ilia
sawmill, Mr J. K, Urquhart built
a -short railroad.    After the timber
Mr, K, UebiVRir,!
the Japanese Coiisu
is in the district ihi
01: all the Japanese
ley.    He reports th
wording and
and nt C nnd
tin in at   Vain i u\ei   ; n
getting    uiisclne* oni
iiini loday Mr. Unhiyi in
laki n around lo ibe \..i
by Messrs. Kisbimola   1
Miss Margaret Can
Crauey and Misi T
ii: n s intend giving   a
, Stcrelary   to
ut Vai conve--,
w :el   1 . ���': ��� 1 r.r
I ���- val-
l lhe;    ire  all
li inr.     ell I   til   hei
r'and   M bile mai .   ;
���   id e  and
:��� is  being
ous  latins
ud' Koba-
Co".   Mottle  WiL
oncc-rt   in
. Courtenty shortly, a no;lien of tlie
I proceeds being for   the  Daughters
of Uie Empire,    Miss MeCraiiey is
a young lady violinist of Vancouver wi 0   recently   relumed   from
abroad where she  studied   for  six
was taken out he had no use fcr years, and the press speaks \ery
the rails, and during the past month I flatteringly of her musical ability,
has had them taken up and hauled |��Miss Williams is also a very popn-
to Courtenay, where they are now |ar performer at the piauo, is
piled np'on   the   wharf  awaiting everyone in Courtenay knows, ind
Mr. Frank Cross has received a
letter from his sou Allan, who i.s
with tbe 102nd Batt, He bad been
.assed on tbe 1,5th of Sept. He
and a number of otheis had been
knocked down by lhc concussion
of a large shell which burst a short
distance iu front of them. He was
in a fair waj toward recovery when
Mr, H. Scott Pdrteoiis has received another lot of acknowledgements of the receipt of hampers by
the boys at tbe front, among them
being cards from Corp, Denholm,
Sergt FitzgeVald, (who evidently
got Joe Fitzgerald's parcel) Sergt.
Iv West, Geo. Eud'all, H. Ellis,'
Lieut, Daniels, Ackland, and
Graveley have also written interest
iig letters.
The charge of stealing a heifer
laid against A Ibbotson of Happy j
Valley by Lance Berkley was dismissed at N naimo last Friday,
Last fall Mr. Ibbotson lost a Jersey
heifer, and advertised for it several
limes. Iu the meantime one of
the Somerville boys bad sold a
young heifer to . r. Driukweler.
who in turn sold it to Lance Berkley, who branded it and turned it
loose'in the spring The animal
made its way Happy Valleywards
and Mr, Ibbotson found and re.
cognized it, also his brand was on
the left hip, while Mr, Berkley had
put his on the right. \ few weeks
ago Mr. Berkley decided to round
up his young stock and found thai
Mr, Ibbotson had this heifer at his
place, aud refused to give it up on
demand. He then laid a charge of
cattle stealing against Mr, Ibbotson
who proved to the satisfaction of
the Judge that the animal was his
and that he had purchased it trom
William Wain,
will be pleased to hear her again.
Anglican Services
19th Sunday after Trinity, 1 let. .'4
9.30 a. m. Holy Communion St
Mary's, (;ra,.thriin,
11 a, m. Matins riini Ii ty  Communion al St. Peter's, 0 mi ::.
3 p   m. Suuda    School   at   it.
John's, Courteua  .
3 p, in. Evensong and S.rmon at
the Lazo Mission.
7 p. 111.   Harvest Thank       ing
service at  Holv Trinity,   Cl 0
7.30 p. 111. Harvest Thanks  ������     _
service at St. John's, Courtenay.
Drug Store
Just Arrived:
Nyoltis Talcums
Rose,  Baby,
Lilac, Violet
Locust Blossom,
Mygracia, Mayflour
and Wood Violet
Courtenay Drug Store
Cleveland Bicycles  mid bicycle
supplies at the Ford Garag..
Go  to   McBryde's  for   quality
Consider Carefully
If you need E eglasses and if not
quite sure consult
Qualified Optician
Courtenay, B. C.
No charge for sight testing	
Safety  First
Go to
For Fresh   Tobacco, Cigars
Confectionery  and
Soft Drinks.
! Isabel St.    Next Royal Bank
Comox Creamery
60c per lb. this week
at The Shoe Store
Our seasons supply of Pubber Footwear has arrived and we are prepared
to suit you on any style of Rubber
Only the best grade kept in stock
Lowest Possible Prices    -
See Our Knee Length Rubbers
Phone 4��
Baile.   Block .THE   REVIEW.   C-OBBXNESk  _sV H
The Squire's
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1-mU. MA.,-:
She put her hand into her bosom
and felt something cold, The touch
of it seemed to give lier assurance..
With a mechanical carefulness she
set to wash uj) the tea things, going
on to a heap of unwashed crockery
which stood on the table in the scullery���had evidently been standing
there sonic considerable lime, since
the remains of the food had dried
on ihe plates. While she worked
the begun to sing lo herself���a
hymn she had known in the days of
Inr girlhood. She crooned it over
softly; now and again she glanced
at the half glass door leading to th#
garden, with a scared feeling at th
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I hadn't the power over her-nol like
the oilnr foolish creatures tbat conic
like moths to ni}- candle,"
He laughed unpleasantly, knocking
lhc tish off his cigar.
"\oii nre completely in my power
here," he snid. "There's no need lo
be frightened. Nothing will happen
lo you or Miss Egerton, except that
she will have lo marry mc, 1 don'l
want ;i wife who will hate me, She's
lhe only creature 1 found it easy to
capture, that 1 don't despise, There's
something about her I can't explain
���that's beyond me."
"Her soul," said llic woman, so
quietly that she was hardly aware
she had spoken the thought.
"Soul," he said mockingly, "Don't
talk lhat cant to inc. There's no
suiii thing. When we're dead we're
dead; so while we live . e had better get what we want, no matter
what it costs. There's something in
her that's beyond me. 1 won't hurt
lier, I'll he as genile as a sucking
dove with her���once she's mine. For
the present���she needn't come downstairs while I'm in lhe house if she
doesn't wish to.    It will he only for
dark outside and the wind stirring i
the hollyhock stalks and the leaves |
of rhe creeper like fingers stealthily
fumbling and feeling for    something.
A voice at her ears made her
start. It was Cooper, lie had come
back. The light shone on his wet
oilskin. He put down a can in the
corner of the scullery. For once she
was glad to see him, because he lived. This place seemed full of the
dead  and  shadows.
'"lhat is oil," he said. "We needn't be in the dark!    Don't you hate
lhe dark, Mrs. 1 don't know what.
your name is."
"Bartlett," she said in her husky
whisper.    "Catherine Bartlett."
"What was thai infernal thing I
lu aril you singing as 1 came in*
Enough to give anyone the blues. It
was a hymn, wasn't it?"
She nodded  her  head.
"Don't take lo singing hymns, my
good girl. It reminds mc of���all
sorts of things I loathe; my respected brother-in-law among Ihein. Von
don't know my ITrollicr-in-law?
Lucky for you! Is your young lady
Again she nodded her head.
"Why can't you talk," he said. "1
once knew a woman who walked like
you and held her head like you.
She's dead. She had plenty to say
for herself. Arc you going to walk
through life with that confounded
ihing over your face?"
"Vou would not thank mc if I was
to remove it. You told me on the
boat to keep it hidden from you."
"So l did. Keep it then.' I hate
an  ugly woman!"
He turned from her- with the brutal word, and went back inlo the
sitting room. She followed him,
standing by the table, her face in the
"Why did you bring us here?" she
"My good creature, you brought
yourself. _ " acknowledge that it was
a convenience. I should have had to
gel a maid at Roulonge, which, would
nol have suited me at all. Reyond
thc regrettable necessity of taking
away Miss Egerton as X did I desire
to Irral her with all respect, while
I am wailing to marry her. She shall
see that 1 know how to treat n delicate Ihing like her. She shall want
for nothing, if only she will have
"You know, sir, lhal .he was engaged in Mv   Mcyrlcl ?"
lie cursed ihe Squire vehemently
and quietly, as lie had done ' n tlle
I, at,   while   lir   lil   his   t igar.
"I am nol lire man to let another
man come between me and lhe wo-l
mail I want," he said. "Damn lhe;
fellow, I hale him. He looked al,
me as though*] were a toad. llis!
puppy of a cousin, too. I am glad
to have played ihein so shrewd a
trick. Once I Imvc arranged for my
marriage with Miss Egerton. I shall,
hjiye no further need of you. You
will be free lo go back to England."'
'\nil you?"
"How curious you are!" lie said
with a laugh, "f shall bc���mailing
my honeymoon in the wide world. I
am going In be out tomorrow. Miss
Egerton will do exactly as she
pleases. For the present I am sorry
I cannot allow either of you outside
the gates. 1 trust you wilt excuse
the inconvenience, It will not be for
very long."
She bowed her head, standing
motionless.    He looked up at lier.
"If I could bc sure you'd stand by
me, I'd take you with us as my
v ife's maid," he said.
She did npt speak.
"You're in the pay of the other
man," lie said, "so I can't trust you.
A pity. You remind me of someone
I could have trusted my life with. Yet
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Airplanes Take Big Risks      Moral Forces In War      Conference Oh Rust In Grain
a  day  or two.    I  am going  to
Maine tomorrow."
She. went a step  or  two    to\
the  door.
"Good night," she said.
"God night," he answered, "if yuu
must. But why shouldn't you stay
and talk to me. It isn't so lively
here, even though I've taken the precaution -to provide myself with a
botlle. of whiskey.    You won't eh?"
She went a step or two furl her.
"Conic back," he said, "till I tell
you why you won't be able lo play
any  tricks  on  me
She turned about patiently, and lie
stared at her, finding something baffling in the turn of her head.
"No one ever conies tllis way," lie
said. "The village is only half a mile
away, but. they give this place a
wide berth. It has a bad slory at-
labced to it. A delightful fcrniiere
tried poisoning her old husband so
that she might marry lhc farm hand
She didn't get much good of it.
Old Quenelle found out and hanged
himself, poor old devil, in the woodshed. He paid them out after that,
for he haunted them. The man killed himself with drink rind lhc woman had a bad time, 'i'he women
generally have! Their child was au
idiot. Madame would have, repented
if the people had allowed her, but
Ihey wouldn't. Every man's hand
was against her. A pretty story, is
it not! I bought the place for a
song. 1 is Peupliers it is called, because ii has no poplars. I never
saw old Qunelle's ghost. 1 don't believe in ghosts. But the people hereabouts do. Ko one. would work here
except Margot, who is not right in
the upper storey, being deaf aud
dumb. She comes tonight. She can
cook with anybody. You will only
have to keep your young lady company tomorrow. VVas that a rattle
at the gate? It is Margot, perhaps.
She would, do anything for me. Women are the same at all ages."
He stood up, and took the lamp ill
his hand.    The night was very still
outside.    A.s  he  went    towards    the
door the light was reflected in    his
yellow eyes.   'I'he shadows closed in
behind him as he moved.     To Kali
Bartlett's mind ihey   took    strange
shapes���an old man's face,    with    a
peaked cap above it, a shape, in    a
smock  frock,    the    leaning    gliding
shape oi    a    woman,    morose    andi
threatening.      She    fanried    , it,    o^
course.    The shadows trooped    into i
their corners as the lighl went out of
the -room.
(To Be Continued.)
There mighi be a greater disposition lo accept thc arguments of I.ord
CurzOll if it could bc proved that
merit and other worth while factors
were getting an equal show with
money. But il is not satisfactory to
know that the fount of honor is diverted to serve tlie purposes of political party chests. Nor is it fail to
llis majesty that honors, which are
supposed to represent his recognition of the outstanding merit of distinguished subjects, should, in top
many cases, be merely the recognition of their money power as expressed in contributions to campaign
funds.���Montreal Daily Mail.
A Wonderful Epoch
Kussia is furnishing the most stupendous drama since thc French revolution. To he a contemporary of its
struggle toward freedom and stable
self-government is a privilege. Somewhere today lives a young man who
will write a great history of Russia's
new birth, just as somewhere with
the American forces is a young man
who will be a president of llie United States. When lhe gloom toward
the Eastern battle front is thickest,
try thinking of the privilege of living in this decade, sure to be thc
wonder of centuries to come.���From
the  PiltsbrT",h Gazette Times.
Observation Duty in  Most Trenches
Requires Cool Nerves and
Great Pluck
There is no doubt that the infantryman has the mosl unpleasant time
in this war, and. there i> no doubt
thai he likes oilier people to know-
But there, is one job that is not always "cushy" aad is apt to become
so exciting that the "footslogger,"
safe in his Irench, will mutter a little speech of. appreciation of the fact
that he is in lhe infantry. For tlie
man who sometimes has "real hell"
is the observation officer, ihc eyes
of  the  guns.
Once, long ago, 1 made the discovery that the Germans were digging hard iu their trench 35 |H.ds
away .from us. I could occasionally
scc spades tossing up the earth, and
Ihc earth always came from lhc Mine
place, which obviously meant that
the Germans had sonic evil intent���
wcrc mining or .sapping. So we
rang up the gunners, and twenty
minutes later a major appeared in
our trench, followed by a telephone
operator wlio was carrying an immense roll of wire and paying it out
as he came along.
"Where's llie young officer who's
spotted the Huns al work?" asked
tlie major. And very proudly���for 1
had only recently conn- oul to the
front���1 stepped forward and showed liim llirougli a periscope where
the  digging was in progress.
"H'ml There's no doubt they're up
to mischief," said lhe major, "but
it's unpleasantly close to shell. You
had better observe with inc," and he
handed me a perisocpe, and issued a
hest of instructions to the telephone
"They've fired sir," said the operator, and a second laler there was a
most fearful rushing above my head
and 1 ducked as Iwo shells passed
over me and burst a lillle way beyond.
"Hit loo far," said the major, "whal
do  you think?"
1 explained that I had not seen
very wcll-rhow could 1. see from tlie
bottom of lhc Irench?
So lhe major 'issued a lot of instructions about degrees, and said,
"Come down 25 yards." Upon which
I found urgent business at the oilier
end of the. trench. But he had mc.
back, and I crouched llicrc, my eye
clued to a periscope, until the German trench was battered almost be.
yond recognition.
And thai appalling feeling that a
shell is just going lo whisk off ihe
top of your head as it passes has
given me a wholesome, respect for
the  observation  officer.
And he is very well worth a special interest, for l^know that no
man who is apt to find himself in
more dramatic situations. There _��s
the. case of an officer who once
climbed a tree just behind the trenches before the dawn and had the
misfortune to be spotted by thc Germans. Iheir snipers sent one or
two bullets whistling horribly close
enough through the foliage in a
manner which must have made the.
observation officer consider seriously
what would happen when he emerged from between the branches to
climb down the tree. And there lie
had to stay for fully five minutes,
until we had Stretched out a blanket
under the tree and had telephoned
to his batetry lo shell for all they
were worth to persuade the Hun
snipers to keep iheir heads down.
Then he jumped for safety, and escaped wilh nothing worse than a
flesh  wound  in  the  arm.
But still more unpleasant was the
situation of a subaltern who used to
observe from a cellar of a ruined
house. Ue was there one day with a
telephone operator when ihc Germans suddenly began lo "crump"
the village, and the very first shell
landed near the exit and completely
entombed them.
For ovcr an hour the. two ineii
worked to make a hole out of their
prison while the Germans dropped
"heavies" all around llic liouse. And
for tools they had nothing but a
bayonet and a- clasy-knifc. When at
last they had made an aperture wide
enough to allow them to escape, a
shell hit the cellar as they were
crawling out to safety. The telephone operator was killed outright,
nml the observation officer, pinned
down by a block of masonry, had to
wait for fourteen hours until a passer-by found him. And nearly all
thc time the village was being shelled.
As the observation officer stopped
mc on a shcll-pockcd road to tell
mc of his adventure, a machine gun
opened fire and the bullets swish-
swished about our heads. "It's an
exciting life at times," he said, as we
"It is," I agreed fervently, and 1
hurried off to the blessed safety of
the firing-line.���Vernon Bartlett, in
London Daily Mail.
A World Without a Conscience is a
World Destroyed
As wc inter upon llu- fourth year
of lhe war. iiiih the United States
now a belligerent, reviewers are inclined to emphasize the physical,
military mid economic aspects of the
struggle more ilmn its moral phases,
i here is such a ihing .as gelling used lo crime and bein;; brutalized by
brutality, nnd it is upon this theory
of psychology ihal llie Prussian an
locracy depend- I'm' support at home
and lo souk extent abroad; Deeds
;\ hich a few years ago would have
horrified most of the German people
arc excused nml applauded by Ihem
today, i'or offences against llie hi v
Hid humanity which in I'll-I invalided world-wide condemnation because
ihey affrighted lhc world, apologists
are now to be found in every conn
try. Use, has calloused thousands. II
by persistent aud successful lawlessness autocracy can deaden the sensi-
biliiics of n considerable pot-lion of
mankind the triumph is as important
as any it has gained in lhe field. In
every expression of pacifism wc have
proof that propaganda, following
closely on llic heels of oul rage and
perfidy, is accustoming important
elements to massacre, vandalism
trcaly-breaking, habitual treachery
tinder the guise of friendship and the
enslavement of brave peoples. A
world capable of blinking these
ihings would be ripe for the conquest
which Berlin long ago planned. A
world without a conscience is a
world destroyed, Contributing lo
ihis moral slupciicalioa no less ihan
the pacifists are thoVe frivolous
Americans who have to bc told every week-, or two, sometimes every
hour or two, why we are at war.
Civilization i.s, lighting imperial savagery iu self-defence precisely as il
fought tribal barbarism, as exemplified by Apache and Sioux, or fanatical barbarism, as illustrated by Borers and Mad Mullahs. Civilization is
al war with Germany not only because of wrongs committed but because of wrongs contemplated. When
it ceases to abhor llie. aggression?
and atrocities of unbridled power it
wiil havc, lost the courage and the
strength to sustain itself. From this
lime onward, Germany will not depend upon physical agencies alone
for what it will be glad to consider
a toh rable peace. To this end it
will do what it can to promote a
failure of memory on the part of its
enemies. We see in Kussia already
the results of one such lapse. Jn the
lhe last analysis the cause of '.he allies and in a special degree lhe cause
of the Uniled Slates must rest upon
their unforgettable destestallon of the
deliberate villainy which forced this
war upon the. world and their invincible determination that its repetition will nol occur in the future.
Without a moral victory there
there will be no victory for the, nations which Germany pillages and
menaces. The more fiercely that
truth is set forth in lhe forum an
well as on the field of battle the
more complete, will bc their triumph,
--From  the New  York World
fighter, don't be     "Buy perishable    food    and     eat
"iciitv of It���but don't w.ite It."
Shortage Of Wool
By Saving Rags Canadians Can Help
to Avert Serious Shortage
In all the warring countries The demand for rags, to supply the world's
shortage of wool, i.s insistent. Canada is no exception, and appeals arc
being lftade throughout Ihc country
for "the savings of rags and old
clothes that they may bf again used,
iu the manufacture of shoddy, to relieve 'he strain upon the wool supply. In Great Britain, thc local government board bus called attention to
the varied means by which this material may be saved, as follows;
"Dn account of the large stocks
of clothing needed (or tlle British
and allied armies, efforts arc being
made to save the maximum quantity of rags for use in shoddy mills.
The aid of women's societies has
been invoked in conjunction with
urban and rural officials. The collection is largely dependent upon the
patriotic spirit of the people, but
large supplies of old clothes and rags
will be called for. Central depots
are provided for storage, aud when
enough rags "are ou hand for shipment they arc forwarded to the district centre, where they arc sorted
and sold to mill owners, thc profits
going to thc Red Cross or other war
charities. An especial appeal is made
to tailors and dressmakers to keep
Iheir cuttings for this purpose. Discarded clothing is separated into
three classes- all wool, all cotton,
and cotton and wool."
This meiliod can bc undertaken in
Canada by many organizations.
Hitherto, owing to our wasteful habits, the saving and collecting of rags
has not appealed to us, but thc war
has brought about many changes,
and, it is incumbent upon all Canadians to ib their bit towards averting tiie serious shortages that otherwise arc sure lo result.
Movement With Regard to Co-oper
atiori in Investigation and
Control of Rust
A series of meetings of n-prcs��n-
tatives ul various departments ol
agriculture and institutions interest
cd in agricultural education and te
search in ihc prairie provinces clos
id recently at ihc Manitoba Agrlcul
lural t. oliege.
The meeting was called together
ly ihe Dominion department of ag-
nullum: io consider the possibility
of co-operation in work toward lhe
investigation ami control of rust and
other   plant  diseases  on   llie  prairies
lln- representatives ai lending iu
eluded ,1. II. Grisdale, Ottawa, dim-
lor Dominion experimental farms
W. I'. Fraser, Brandon, plant patho
logisi, in charge of rust Investigation
work; I', li, Cowan, Indian Head,
Sask., assistant to Mr. Fraser; Dr. C,
E. Saunders, Ottawa, cerealist, Do
minion experimental farms; T. I
Harrison, Winnipeg, agronomist,
Manitoba \gricultural College; Join
Bracken, Saskatoon, agronomist,
Saskatchewan Agricultural College-,
V\. C. Mekillicau, Hrandon, superintendent experimental farm; G. II
Cutler, agronomist, Alberta Agricul
lural College; W. II. Gibson, supcrin
tendeni experimental farm, Indiai
Head, Sask.; V. W. Jackson, Winni
peg, botanist, Manitoba Agricultural
College; S. A, Bjarnsson, Morden
assistant superintendent. experimental farm, Morden; Dr. A.H.J..
Btilh-r, Winnipeg, professor o!
botany. University of Manitoba; W.
)'. Thompson, biologist, Agricultural
College, Sask.; Dr. F. j. Lewis, biologist and botanist, Aiberla Collfgf
of Agriculture; J B. Reynolds, pre
sident Manitoba Agricultural College; Dr. Walter C. Murray, Saska
loon, president University oi Saskatchewan; Dr. J. A. McLean, Winnipeg, president University of Manitoba; aud others.
The principal matter under ecu
sideration was, of course, the nisi
disease, and much progress was
made toward the inception of cooperative work in this line. Considerable pioneer work has already been
done by W. P. Fraser, who was appointed to the position of rust investigator for the Dominion government
in April last, and who has been working along this line in the -province*
of Manitoba and Saskatchewan for
the last four or five months, assisted
by Mr. Cowan.
An extensive scries of experiment.
of an investigational and preventive
character has becn planned and wil!
be carried out at the different universities, agricultural colleges, experimental farms and stations, and agricultural schools in the provinces of
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, and, in addition, much scientific
work' has been planned and arrangements are being made for co-opera-
live work in greenhornse and labora
tory in the different institutions or.
the piairies.
More information as to the detail*
of the work planned along this line
will be, given out a little kitrr. Mean
while much scouting work has been
done by a number of lhe men above
mentioned, and much information
gained, and much work planned for
lhe future, all of which it is hoped
will result in considerable progress
toward the control of lhis most disastrous  of  plant  diseases.
The delegates were most liospit
ably entertained by President J. B
Reynolds and his staff.���Winnipen
Free  Press.
These Old Trails
Where Wed River Carls H��ve Give.
Way to Automobile
Oh, the old Manitoba trails. Away
back iu the eighteen seventies they
knew only creaking Red River cart'
of lhe Hudson Bay traders and tbe
Indians. Later came those first iu
trepid homescekers from Eastern
Canada with their heavy, lumber.wa ���
gons, plodding along day after day
toward some place Ihey bad been
told about. Sometimes a wagon
would break or a horse would die
and the honieseekcr would simply
stay where he was and go no furtli
cr. There are several cases on record of men who have done this and
who afterwards waxed rich in llorh.
and herds and fields of waving grain.
After these first se.tlb is from the
Fast, years afler, the rush set in
from the South. Leather-check-*!
nasal-speaking men from Nebraska,
Kansas and Missouri drove along lbs
trails in covered wagons of,the real,
old emigrant style. They came in
great numbers. Winn the settlers
along the trails began lo amass
wealth the trails began to be travelled by spick-and-span top buggies
Later, some of these were rllbbcr-
lircd���acme of luxury and iip-to
datenesst Then came ihe automobile,
that pulsating, throbbing monarch ot
the road. The old (rails fe.lt them
coming und vibrated under the iwift.
revolution of the rubber-tired wheels
The history "of the trails is tht history of the development of lk�� ffov-
ince. /&>
�����.��" POWDER
Organization Needed
Sigh Prices Due in Great Part   to
Speculation and Manipulation
High prices of food stuffs arc due,
partly, to the shortage of food, partly to waste, in handling and, partly,
.0 manipulation of thc markets and
to speculation. It is estimated that
?0 per rent, of thc Canadian farmers
.old their wheat last fall at $1.40 per
bushel. Who received lhc difference
between that price and $2.80 per
bushel, the price which recently prevailed? Here is work for lhc food
rnntrolb r or a food dictator. The
people are becoming restive respect
Ing the speculation In wheal and in
.11 other food products and would he
.lad to sec ihe elimination of the
Speculator, Wherever profits arc ab
normal and unreasonable thev should
be confiscated.
Avoid All Wast$
Enormous quantities ot food arc
thrown out daily by stores dealing
in perishable goods. Dealers have to
allow for this loss by including the
value of waslc in their margin of
profit. It is suggested that women's
organizations in the various cities
aud towns arrange to have food
which may otherwise be wasted, collected from lhc stores each day and
distributed where it will be most
appreciated, or sold at cheap prices
for the benefit of one of the war
Value Of Good Roads
on  Horse!!,  Cattle,  SiC,  qitirl-ly  cured  by
For Snl- liy All Dealers
Donplas  fi:   Co.,   Prop'rs,   Napanee,   Ont.
(Fiee  Sample on  Request)
Relief for thc Depressed.������Physical and mental depression usually
have their origin iu u disordered
State of lhe stomach and liver, as
when these organs are deranged in
llieir action the whole syslem is affected. Try I'ariiielce's Vegetable
I'ills. They relieve lhe digestive processes, act beneficially on the nerves
nnd restore the spirits as no olhcr
pills will. They are cheap, simple
and sure, and lhc cffccls arc lasting.
^ The Height of I'reshness
Shopper���"Are   these  eggs   fresh?"
Grocer���"Fresh? Why,        they
wouldn't have been laid until tomorrow if I hadn't lorn a page too
many off the calendar by mistake!"
Minard's Liniment   Relieves Neural
Old French Documents Gone
Much of History of  Some   Regions
May Be Lost for Good
A great ileal of documentary history of Northern France'that was in
dusty files of city halls, libraries and
museums wailing to be compiled has
disappeared. Some of it is known
to have been burned, while there are
.hopes a part may yet be recovered
.-from the Germans when peace is declared,
Orders were given from the gencr-
���I headquarters of the French army
immediately after the evacuation of
'..he region of the Somme by the Germans for a careful search for all official registers and archieves of ��� all
kinds in thc devastated regions. A
considerable mass of manuscript has
ibeen uncovered from the ruins, including ball burned, half torn and
blood stained scraps of paper; some
cat them give clews to important subject matter. The general result,
5iowever, is not considered reassuring
hy historians, who express great
alarm at the disappearance of inestimable dala. Ancient deeds, parish
registers, records of vital statistics
that are so important in the everyday transactions of life between
French people, historical documents
of wider complexion, to say nothing
of ancient parchment engravings and
books of artistic, value, were blown
up with churches, castles and public
The Duty Of The Individual
Economy Is Needed in   the   Use ol
Food Stuffs
Strict econoiiiy"is needed iu the
use of all food stuffs by each and
every individual householder. Our
food supplies jnust be conserved,
but they should not be hoarded. Of
whal use is a mine unopened, a forest untouched or land untitled? By
the conservation of our food supplies
wc. mean that they should bc used in
lhe wisisl possible way and shared
equally, Wc should eliminate superfluities and luxuries and eat thc
ihings that arc substantial, plain and
nourishing, There are many foods
produced in Canada, such as corn;
peas, bca'us, oats and barley, which
aie not used as much as they could
and should be. Unless provision is
jnjjc to care for and properly use
the garden vegetables much of this
material will be wasted. Perishable
things should be canned wherever
possible, Rhubarb, tomatoes and
other vegetables should bc put away
for winter use.���F.C.N.
Veal  has  been  barred    from    the
lables of hotels iu the United Stales.
Symptoms of More Serious
��� Washington Park, III. ���"I am tha
mother of four children anil havo suffered with female
trouble, backache,
nervous spells and
the blues. My children's loud talking
and romping would
make me so nervous
I could just tear
everything to pieces
nnd I would acboull
over anil feel so sick
that I would not
want anyone to talk
to me at times. Lydia E. Pinkham's
I Vegetable Compound and Liver Pills restored me to health and I want to thank
you for the good they havc done me. I
have had quite a bit of trouble and
worry but it does not affect my youth*
(ul looks. My friends say ' Why do you
look so young and well 7' I owe it all
to the Lydia E. Pinkham remedies."
-Mrs. Robt. Stop i__, Sag�� Avenue,
Washington Park, Illinois.
It you have any symptom about which
you would like to know write to tha
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co., Lynn,
Mass., for helpful advice given free of
W.    N.    U.    1174
With the Fingers!
Says Corns Lift Out
Without Any Pain
They Assist    Internal    Development:
and Material Progress
"(iood roads have a money    value i
far beyond our ordinary conception,"!
says S.  I.. Henderson, president    of
the Manitoba good roads association. I
Bad   roads   constitute    our    greatest
drawback    to  internal    development
and material progress.    Good    roads'
mean prosperous  farmers, bad roads
mean abandoned farms, sparsely set-;
tied  country  district    and  congested |
cities  when the poor become poorer, i
Good  roads mean    morc    cultivated
farms and  cheaper    food    products.
Had roads mean poor transportation,
lack of communication, high    prices
for the necessities of life, loss of untold millions and idle workmen. Good
roads  will  help  those  who  cultivate
the soil.   Whatever aid the proditc
ers and  farmers give  will    Increase
our   wealth,   and  our  greatness    and
benefit all the people."
More  little ones die    during    the
summer than at any other lime    of
tpe       _i��nf I !!���> rrlu.n:, i
ic prompt use oi inc  iriu-
,. ,   ..ire the baby.    Mrs.  Chas.
Anderson, Minda, Alta., says: "Baby's Own Tablets arc tlie best medicine for little ones who are. suffering
from a weak stomach. They cured
my baby when suffering from stomach complaint and have made her a
hue healthy child." The Tablets are
lold by medicine dealers or by mail
at 25 cents a box from The Dr. Williams' M��licinc Co., Brockvillc, Out,
���.��.,��� .<.���.��..t��,..,..,.._ ....��..��,.���.���..a,.,,.,,,*.,,,*,,^
Sore corns, hard corns, soft corns
or any kind of a corn can shortly be
lifted righl out with the lingers if
you uill apply on lhe corn a few
drops of freezone, says a Cincinnati
At little cost one can get a small
botlle of freezone at any drug store
which will positively rid one's feet of
every corn or callus without pain or
soreness  or the danger of infection.
This new drug is an ether compound and dries tlie moment it is applied and does not inflame or even
iirilatc thc surrounding tissue. Just
think 1 Vou can life oil' your corns
and calluses now without a bit nf
pain or sorenes. If your druggist
hasn't freezone he can easily gel a
small bottle for you from his wholesale drug house,
Germans Starving
A Flier "Snaps" His Victims
Captain      Guynemer      Photographs
Each Bochc He Shoots At
Probably the most marvelous col
lection of war aviation photographs
in the world is in possession of Captain Guynemer, the noted French
tlier, who takes a photograph, every
time lie shoots at a Bochc, airman.
Attached to the French flier's mii-
I chine gun is a camera���a repeating
camera. A pull of lhe trigger on the
gun operates the picture machine.
The novel idea for producing war
pictures is believed to be Guyncmer's
own. Hut it has proved such a success every fighting machine in the
Lafayette Ksc.-ulrillc will be equipped
the same way. -^
Time Has Tested It.���Dr. Thomas'
Electric Oil has been on the market
upwards of thirty years and-in thai
time it has proved a blessing to
thousands. It is in high favoi
throughout Canada and its cx.ee!-
Icucc has carried its fame beyond
the seas. It lias uo equal in the
whole list of liniments. If it were
double the price it would be a cheap
Robbing the Country of   All   Food
Supplies as Well as Metals
Alsace and Lorraine are being
milked dry by the Germans while
they slill have, the opportunity to do
so, according to authoritative information that lias just reached France
by way of Switzerland.
So clean is the final sweep now
being made by thc Germans both of
everything eatable and usable, thai
ihc condition of the civil population.
despite the fact that Alsace and Lorraine, slill rank as German provinces
is little if any belter than lhal of the
inhabitants of invaded Belgium.
All racial that could in- used in
ihe manufacture of war nlaterials
was long ago taken by lhe Germans,
including lhc church and school bells,
organ pipes, door knobs, slills and
Cooking utensils. Amongst the latest
things requisitioned were she famous
bells of tlle Slrrissbiirg cathedral
which were hung in ISO." to replace
the historic lulls destroyed during
the revolution,
Food restrictions and food rciiuisi
Items are now being imposed. Not
only are the Germans requisitioning
all live stock, but the inhabitants ol
Alsace and Lorraine are under military orders, wilh military penalties
attached, not to kill a single food animal.
Requisition is also being made of
smoked meats; dried fruits, potatoes,
vegetables, wheat and flour.
Thc restrictions have reached a
point where the farmers are no longer allowed either to milk their own
cows or collect lhe eggs laid by their
own hens. All this is done by the
German soldiers in order thai every
particle of food may be controlled
and may go to the German authorities. As the farmers no longer have
the-use of their own milk, butter is
no longer to be found. Oil ami coffee arc also no longer obtainable.
These conditions coupled with the
liquidation by the Germans of all
properties owned entirely or in part
hy French capital and French people
have reduced the position of the civil
population to one of hall starved anil
ibjcct misery.
That Guilty High Heel
In a recent issue The Scientific
���.uierican tells its readers that (lining
1916 no less than 1,149 deaths resulted from the wearing of high
heels, fatal injuries being caused by
the heel catching in .step or clothing
and throwing llic wearer downstairs.
To this the fashionable erimestei- added in the same year a total'of ,,'KXi
cripplings, including sprains, breakages and permanent strainings. As
the hand of humanity has turned
against Ihe llv. so musl the fool of
womankind turn    againsl  tin    high
St. Joseph,  Levis,   [uli.  H.  1903.
I .Minard's  Liniment  Co.,   Limited.
!     Gentlemen,���1  was badly kicked by
my horse  lasl   May,  and  afler  using
[ several preparations ou my leg nolh-
; ing would do.    My leg was black as
jet,    I  was laid up in bed for a fortnight and could not walk.    Aftei  using three hollies of your MINAI'IVS
LINIMENT  I  was perfectly  cured,
so that 1 could start on the road.
Commercial  Traveller.
ELEVEN years ago a few enthusiastic
farmers of the West organized a small
grain commission company in the hope
that they might improve conditions under
which grain was sold in Western Canada.
They worked under handicaps and against
heavy competition, but succeeded. Laler
other organizations were formed in Canada,
each with co-operation the key-note. What
they have achieved is well known. Soon
there was a demand for closer co-operation
among these companies in their business
efforts, and now���
On September 1st, The Alberta
Farmers' Co-Operative Elevator
Co., Ltd., and The Grain Growers'
Grain Co., Ltd., will no longer be
separate organizations as heretofore.
By a practically unanimous vote of'their
thousands of shareholders, these companies
have joined hands so that they can work
together in the interests of the farmers ot
Western Canada. The problems of marketing
the products and supplying the needs of
farmers are identical throughout Manitoba,
Saskatchewan and Alberta. This union of
the two old companies witli shareholders running well over _0,000, with assets exceeding
$3,000,000.00, with ovcr 300 counlry elevators,
with terminal elevators at Fort William and
Port Arthur, with machinery and supply
warehouses in Calgary, Regina and Winnipeg.
and with an efficient organization under the
supervision of a board of farmer directors
having full knowledge of the farmers' needs,
provides a company that can give maximum
service to Western farmers.
The old companies have appreciated your
business and tney will be.glad to serve you in
the future under the name of
.". ��� ��� �������
Let any of oursyi00 elevators handle your
grain or consign indirect to us. Ship your
livestock to our stockyard offices in Edmonton, Calgary, or Winnipeg. Order your lumber, fencing, implements, and other supplies
from Winnipeg, Regina, or Calgary. We have
oflices and warehouses in all three cities.
"Things ain't fair in this yerc oflicc."
"What's the matter, Billy?"
"De boss wouldn't let mc off to go
to mc grandniuddcr's funeral, and
ycrc's Tommy been to bis grand-
nuiddcr's funeral four times dis summer."���Baltimore American.
You can hardly always--jiidge a
man's character by what he thinks
l/RME Granulated Eyelids,
r__ _ n -^ j^ inflimed by
Sun, Dual mil WW quickly
relieved hy Murine. Try It In
your l'ye__iid In Baby's Eyei.
NtSautlai, Jail EjeCmlorl
St* _.lv��. in Tuhei *Sc.  I'or Hook of th, __. - ���>������.
At-Hart-it Er* ������������������> C... Chirac*'
What Does Old Fritz Think?
In his latest speech���to his troops
Oil the western front--the Kai.-ci
made a special reference to his
"well-beloved" Dragoon Regiment ol
Hayrcuth, of llolieufricdberg fame,
This regiment had the pi nul salis
faction of being told that it has fulfilled "the expectations of ils Supreme War Lord," and that il has "accomplished deeds which \iill pleaseI
old Fritz lip there iu the I-.lysiar, \
fields." Possibly old Fritz may have
been pleased wilh the feals of iiii-r
particular regiment, whatever they
may have been, but wc would give a,'
good deal for a copy of lho i-'.lysian
Fields Gazette with a full, true and
particular account of old Fritz's emotions on lhe course of the war in
general,���Westminster Gazi tte.
What Frightened Him
Betty was milling the coi wb .,
the mad bull lore over lie meadi .'
Hetty did not stir, but contimu .1
milking i il.-, nets who had rim into safi ii sa,,- to iin ir astonishn ��� i ���
thai i! ,��� lud! stopped deal within a
few yards ol the maid and ci .turn
ed  round, ami   went  away  sadly.
"Weren't you afraid''    Why did : e
run away?" asked everyone of  IJ, i
"He. gol scared," said Betty. "This
COW      is  his    mother -in-law.'1���Good
No surgical operation is necessary
in removing corns if Holloways
Corn Cure be used.
Britain Controls the Seas
Just as if the Kaiser had never
spoken at all, he (Capt. I'crsius, the
German naval critic) calmly tells the
readers of The Berliner Tagrblalt
that the Britisii fleet is powerful
enough today to justify its claim to
the control of the sea and that the
German fleet is unfit to meet it. Indeed, be goes on to admit that "every intelligent German" knows piratical submarine war is the only
means by which to convince the
British that it is "profitable to discuss peace." nnd, even so, it may
take a long time lo bring about the
desired ciid.--.\cv\   Vork   tribune.
Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, etc.
Temperance Lady���When you a-e
tempted to drink, think of your wife
at  home.
The. Man���Madam, when the thirst
is upon me I am absolutely devoid
of fear.���Boston Transcript.
1 make Artificial Teeth
without lhe use of ��
plate; I can transform *\
badly ihaped mouth i'i
Mo u r<rctty one; I can
do tlie belt work that
expert dental science has evolved, ar.d I can
do it cheaper and more latUfactorj that. ��"*-
boil)   1   know.
Kxamination   and  Consultation   Frtt>
Kimmi   1   ts  9,   Ooui.   Truit   Bldg.
Regina     ...      . !���___ THE COURTENAY REVIEW
The Courtenay Review
And Comox Valley Advocate
A   Weelty   Newspaper,   Pttbished   at
Courtenay, It. 0.
N. H. Bodbn, I'ditor and Proprietor
Subscription Sl till per Vear in  Advance
$2.00 per annum it not so paid
 l-epl, pel hap-', thut many things are
as yet cheaper in Western Canada.
'Conditions   at  home must  be
Irom the platform and call them
food bogs?
If he ktpt himself well informed
he would know lhat prices in Canada do not differ fr mi those in any
other country whether belligerent
or neutral at this : resent lime; ex-
THURSDAY OCT. 11, 1917
Note and Comment
"Billy" Mclnnis says: "Politics
favoritism, and snobbery must be
eliminated from our army, that
there are some slackers in khaki,
that mufti does not cover all cowards." why doesn't Billy enlist
He'd have- a chance to sec it first
bund, ami be ill a position to rectify it all, Writing manifestos and
bawling; his head off on the hustings won't get him anywhere,
won't even bring home "bacon"
enough to pay the milk bill,
��� .#. v*..��.
The Mclnnis Manifesto
Editor Courtenay Review
Dear Sir: ���
Now that our annual Fair is over
and we have time to think of other
things, will you kindly ullow space
for some discussion of Mr. Mclnues
manifesto which appeared in tiie
Vancouver Province of Sept i.tli
aud wliicli I have read, marked.
and learned, but have not been
able to digest.
Mt. Mclnnes say��, "Potatoes
Weie bought ,ast year by speculators for $15 a ton, and the consumer paid jSioo, The consumer
was coolv robbed of about #80 on
eve;y ton." How many tons were
bought, to Mr. Mclnnis' knowledge
at ,.15 and sold at $ 100 per ton. I
wonder?   The potatoes that  l.lled
corrected" Mr. Mclnnis declares,
Does be think IIIC can collect
them? Not by the tongue, A
whole liattaiiou of politicians like
himself could not bring down prices
of commodities unless they were
fighting in the trenches and helping to shorten the war.
Mirny \-lio are acquainted with
conditions at the front have taken
Mr.McI1111eslota.sk for bis ex-
pressionr on the subject of conscription and what men are needed
in reserve iu Kngland, I will only'
add lhat in all probability 'teknows
i as much on th it subject as on last I
springs potato market, :
"Ii is iiiivrui- by of our country
to ask men lu fight for tiie protection ol our liberties, wealth and all
we hold den for $1 1 > 11 da\ ?"
Does a I 1 iv ite in tlle Canadian I
army only i- eeive $1 10 a dav? A J
married man having a wife and :
four or five small children gets
from the Government $33 a mouth
board, clot'liug and boots for himself, while bis wife receives $20
separation allowance and at least
55 for each child���a total of $78 in
cash, The man's keep and clothing if at home would probably not
be less llian $30, which added
would t-< 111 h 1 the monthly wage ofa
mechanic at $T per day, and much
above a day laborer's ware as
wages were before the war. The
Patriotic Fund helps liberally, and j
if the 111.111 does not return the Go
Fall Goods
Now being Shown
Newest Creations in Miilinery
and Millinery Accessories
Ladies and  Mis*es Tweeds,
Beavercoth and Astrachan
Coats at popular prices
Ladies  and  Misses Sweater'
Coats and Sweater Sets
Fell Dress Goods & Coatings
Special values in Dies,, Goods,
fast dyes, nud popular prices, in
Serges, Poplins, Ciishuieres,
Tweeds, G iburdilieS and Ileu-
gnliues. Novelty weaves iu
plain nii'l fsiicy Voiles. Marguerite nnd Silk Broche.
lighl shades suitable for evening   wear   in   costume   lengths
^f^^*m^*p    BACK OF EVERY SALE OF
I   ����   T   R0YAL
the city warehouses last winter did !Verunieiit pledges itself to provi-'e
not fetch that fancy figure we
kiiow, When opened up in the
early spring a large quantity had
rotted, others were spoiled by last
winter's severe frost. The rot was
probably due to the unusual September frost killing the vines before the potatoes were ripe. In the
early spring the price was about
$40 per tou, As the season advanced and hundreds of carloads
left the Province for the East and
across the line, the quantity became less and the price naturally
rose, The farmers here in Comox
sold many tons at from $40 to $50,
Before the new potatoes were ready
for marketing the few remaining
old ones possibly sold for $5 a sack
in the cities, Where do the JS80
aud more come in that the "food
bogs and storage speculators cooly
robbed the consumer of ou every
The concerns who made millions
in bacon last year, we are not acquainted with, but we do know
something about our local pork
market. Swine will sell for nearly
double the figure they sold for a
few years ago. Young pigs 5 and
six weeks old, used to sell for $2,50
to $3.00 apiece, and had to be advertised to be got rid of, now they
sell at $6 and are bespoke weeks
ahead. The high cost of raising is
given as a cause for this advance.
That i.s one reason, but the chief
one undoubtedly is the small pro
duction as compared with the pre
sent demand.
Butter made at our local creamery retails here at 60c 11 pound, a
price as high as any wll ~r. for but
ter in Canada, yet it d i.-s not pass
through the binds of anv fo 11 speculator, Would Mr, \T -111 rii n he
bold enough to face ih:   farmers
for his family, It follows then
that no soldier's family need suffer
from want. If anv do, it must be
through their own mismanagement.
If Mr. Mclnnes could combine
careful thinking with bis fluent
speaking he would be more appreciated.
in 54 inch widths in Blanket
Glottis, Chinchillas, Spurt Checks
ill liglit and dark shades nt .3.50
per ynrd : also Shepherd's
i'laids in small nud large checks
from Sl.7.5 per yd to $.*.."!>
C. C. a la Grace Corsets
Comfort, good style, perfect lilting and du.-iibilitv emphasized
in every pair. Complete range
of new models now being shown
Special value in Invictus Sli'-es
(the best good shoe for women)
ill laglit Grey and Chamois
colored cloth lops, with Patent
and Vici Kid V imps, and Cuban and Louis Heels
Is the idea that we want you as a permanent user
Tbat is why our broad .guarantee of " Money Back "
covers every sack of flour which  leaves  the mill.
Vancouver Milling & Grain Co., Ltd.
Circle  " V " on Every Sack
Your Dealer Sells Them
Royal Standard Grain Products Agency
Phone 33, End of Bridge B. Towler,  Mgr.
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We have an Exhibit of a Large
Assortment of New Patterns
"Hilly" Mclnnis says he is
opposed to bilingual schools, Hia
leader. Sir Wilfred Laurier, is the
ringleader of the bi-lingital schools
iu Canada, How does he intend to
square himself?
Matt Piercy of the 102nd Batt,
who has been reported wounded
and missing on several different occasions is now officially reported as
a prisoner in Germany.
New Shipment of
Curl Cloth Coats
2 to 6 yrs, $4.50
ill black and navy
Ladies' Jap Silk Waists
36 to 42, $1.25
Boys Cashmere Jerseys
Brown, Navy, Saxe, ('renin.
Cardinal, $1.25 up
Seabrook Young
623-5 Johnson St.
Victoria, B. C.
Esquinralt   &   Nanaimo   Railway
���   ���
Excursion Rates
From all points on the E. & N. Ry.
Good good October 5th   and   8th,  Final return
October 9th
Fare and (he-Fiith for Round Trip
Phone R 60
Agent CoiirtcDaj,
I Deliver
your ordei for
Fresh Groceries
to 93 L
Vour patronage solicited.
Store Between  Bridges
$6.00 Per Ton
Delivered in Courtenay
All Orders Will Receive Prompt Attention
Phone 43 Courtenay
Comox  Livery   Stable
Phone 84 L
Auto Truck Meets all Boats
and Courtenay Trains
Autos and Teams for Hire
at reasonah'e rates
E. C. CLIFFE   ���   COMOX
.������ii ts Audited and
Books Kept
Office with Hicks Beach &  Field
Telephoning is
Face to Face Conversation
When a person speaks ovcr'the Telephone, the tones and
accent of the voice are verv distinct; each talker recognizes
instantly the voice of the other.
That's what makes Long Distance telephoning so satisfactory, You know whom you are talking to, you know your
message is being received, and you get your answer.
Every telephone is a Long Distance telephone.
British  Columbia  Telephone Co.
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1 he costotLiving is High at
Still There's Nothing Like Leather  Willard's Harness Emporium
Practical Shoemaker and Repair
Next to Murdv & Itiscoe
Pine Showing ol Horse Blankets,  _,ap
Rugs, Gloves, Trunks, Suit Cases, Btc.
Harness Repaired Neatly
Cumberland and Courtenay THE COURTENAY REVIEW
Change in Business.
We beg to announce that we have acquired the
business of Mr. Frank Cross at the McPhee &
Morrison General Store, Courtenay, and extend
to our friends and patrons a cordial invitation to
visit us. By greater efficiency in service we will
strive to make this store the most popular in the
Comox Valley.
T. Booth & Sons
Telephone No. 1.
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The Joy of Motorinj
LET the Ford car introduce you to the beauties
. of Nature and the outside world.   Let it
* take you into the country, or along the
lakes where the air is fresh and sweet.
A Ford car will open up new fields of pleasant
possibilities for you and your family and at the
same time serve you faithfully in business.
No doubt you have felt the need of a car���
your wife has often said, "I wish we had a car,"
so why not buy one now ? There is no other car
that gives such good value for the money invested as a Ford. This is why the Ford car is
so popular everywhere.
The Ford is powerful, easy to drive, economical, enduring.  It is the car you need.
Runabout   -   $475
Touring   -   - $495
Coupelet     ���   $695
��� $890
F. 0. B. FORD, ONT.
E. C. Emde, Dealer, CourtenaJ
Bulbs for Soldiers
An appeal has been received from
tbe Balflour Military Sainton urn
for 3,500 bulbs to be planted this
autumn, and tbe Superintendent
Soldiers Comforts "J" unit, will
tie glad to receive donations of
bulbs, or promises that they sha 1
be forwarded to Balflour, so that
the entire number may be supplied
The following is a copy of the
request ���
500 Tulips, white single,
500 Tulips, single, red.
400 Daffodils, double.
400 Daffodils, single, trumpet
400 Narcissus.
700 Crocusses.
600 Snowdrops.
10 clay flower pots,   4.6"  3.7"
1 bushel lawn grass seed.
What lover of flowers will not.
gladly respond to this appeal, and
what good news it is to hear that
these patients are able to work in
the garden, It is easily seen what
a difference there is- between an interesting convalesence and a monotonous one. To plant the bulbs,
to tend and care tor them, lo watch
for the appearance of the pretty
flower and enjoy later the perfection of lhe blossom will be a pleasure of anticipation and realization
which will do much to interest the
convalesence of the men at Balflour
during the winter months
Those willing to contribute will
please communicate with the Su-
petintendent Soldiers Comforts,
'���J" Unit, M. H. C, Command.
Shatighnessy Convalescent Hospital
Vancouver, or Telephone Fairmont
Business and
The Draft Law
Employers ol Labor Express Pleasure
At _Ear[y chance to Know What Employees  are Liable lor Service.
Ottawa, Oct. 4,���Business men throng
out the country are expressing their sa-
tistactinn with the system ol meilical
boards lor seleclin���; men lor military
service early; ol wliicli notice has been
given by the military service in the press
o[ Canada. The system will enable employers to tell in a comparatively short
time, how marry ol those in their employ
are liable to be dnilted and what nieii
nre not included in the call. The physical test is, of course most important.
Meanwhile, the economist ''sharps"
are busy speculating ns to whether introduction of method and order into the
system ol removing men from industries
of liatlanal importance, or rather the
advent ol a system of leaving such men
nt their tasks, will have any particular
influence upon tlle trend of prices (or
the necessities ol liie. Some hold to
the opinion that, since labor difliculties
have caused much trouble in a number
ludustrles, safeguarding the labor of such
industries must help to keep prices down
However, the question is generally regarded as a complicated one which must
wiul lor solution on future developments,
Pte. Arthur Grist of Little River who
went overseas with the 102nd Batt, arrived home last night, He was met at
the Comox wlmrl by a very large liumbei
of his old neighbors nud friends, among
whom were t'orp. "ones, Pte. Angus
lieatou and H. Stewart M, P. P, Mr.
H. 8. I'leinents had tried to make arrangements to attend, but could not do
so; The remnant ol Moore's Monsters"
were on hand nnd sang ''Wardens
Wcarv Wnrrlors" to the accompaniment
ol drujns and hells. Pte Grist bus been
badly wounded in tlie hip and nfter
spending a few days he*e will go to thc
Victoria Military Hospital (or tieniiiieiit-
Needless to sav be was as glad to get
home us llis Irieiids were to see him.
George Millard was up  from Victoria
for the week end.
Mr. H. S- Clements M. P. is
making a personal canvass of the I
constituency of Comox Alberni this j
week. He hai announced himself j
as a straight win tlie war candidate
with Sir Robert Borden as Premier
and a Union Government. Mr,
Clements says that so far as he i.s
concerned party politics will have
to wait until after the war to be
fought out. The recent conferences betAree.i all tbe political leaders
has strengthened that conviction,
aud it is a foregone conclusion that
Mr. Borden's government will be
returned to power, not a.s a Conser
valive government, but as a nation
al government.
Letter to the Editor
Editor Courtenay Review
Dear Sir:���1 am mailing you the
last teller received from Mr. Rols-
Ion, general manager of llie Imperial Oil Co, for insertion ii, your
paper to show your readers bow
the matter of installation of Oil
tanks nl tiie I.ayston wharf glands
especially those who hue motor
cars, and have beeu compelled to
cut out joy rides ou account of tin
llilll price ot gas.
Dear Sir:���Our Solicitors hnve just
advised me that they have given the
Bunk Commerce a cheque for the purchase price of Lot 20, and hnve procured
deeds, We have also advised J, (., R1111-
dle that his tender (or the erection o(
the building hns been accepted, so we
hope we will have uo further delay in
getting on with our work there,
'''hull's'ng yon (ornll   the   trouble   we
hnve put you to in this matter,   we  are,
Yours truly,
Tlle Imperial Oil Company Ltd.
Per. IJ. M. Rolslon,
Clenuiits our Dominion member
deserves thanks for the common
.-������ense business view of tlle situation
and uot cailing upon the Oil Co.
to advertise for three months before commencing lo lay pipes on
the foreshore, such it j s not being
applicable in this case.. I shall
never forget a governor of mine
telling me half a century ago to
ignore printed rules when such did
not appeal to common sense, Clements is our man. We shall all
go the same wav home ou elec
tion clay, and cling to him like the
ivy ou the old garden wall,
Yours truly
W. Idiens.
The funeral of Charles McGregor
took   place on   Monday  morning
from Sutton's undertaking parlors
to the E- & N, railway station, the
remains being taken   to   Nanaimo
for interment.    Charlie,   who was
riding on the   engine,   aud   when
Hearing a switch went to step from
the tender to a car when   his foot
slipped, and he   fell   between   tlie
cars, anel owing to his braces   having caught on a projecting bolt was
held in a position   where   the car
pounded his head shoulder aud side
almost to  a   pulp,    The  accident
accurred just aftei noou when  the
traiu was leaving Headquarters for
the camps.    He was quickly rushed to Courteuay aud   the  hospital
but there was never any  hope for
him, and he succumbed about six
o'clock.    He had   been  with  the
logging company for   upwards   of
two years and was a universal favorite   with   his  companions,   to
whom he was always   known as
"Spike Malone,"   He was twenty
four years of   age,   and leaves a
bride, formerly   Miss   Mackie   of
Ladysmith' to whom he had   been
married six weeks, to mourn   his
loss.   The funeral was largely  au
tended  by   Headquarters   people.
A. Coroner's Jury viewed  the remains, aud the jury will sit ou the
case on Thursday evening.
Mr. James King who was one of the
pallbearer* lor the late t'lins, McGregor,
fell dead at the station on niondny morn
ing. He was 45 years of age, and a
native of the State of Michigan, He
came to Cauada (ourteen years ago and
lived iu the vicinity of Winnipeg until
about S years ago, when he came to Comox and entered he employ of thc l*o-
mox Logging and Ry. t'o, being with
ever since. About a year ago he uuder-
went n serious operation wliicli left him
in a weakened condition, but he worked
nt his trade ns machinist right up to the
morning of his death. He was of a joyous disposition which made him extreme
ly popular with the men around the
sliops and locomotives. The funeral
took place on Wednesday afternoon at
the Sandwick cemetery.
Mr, Prank McArlhur came up on Sunday's boat and stayed till Wednesday
afternoon, when he went to Cnmpbill
River where he has taken a position with
the International Logging Co,
The I 0 I) I'I me giving a banquet to
Capt. Pearson this evening at 6 o'clock,
and after the meeting will hold a dance
in the Agricultural Hall.
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When installed according to plans furnished by us, the Sunshine Furnace
will heat your home comfortably,
healthfully and economically. Ask
our local dealer to tell you how it's
done, or write for free booklet.
SA!ii_,-.TOON        EDMONTON
For sale by C. H. Tarbell & Son. Courtenay
MAYNARD &S0NS  ComoxCoOperative
���v A.ucTr 1 ah Meat Market
Dispersion Sale of AH Equipped with Modern Re>
Adillt   Registered frigeratmg plant
Instructed to sell by the Rev. Father
McDonell (who bus left for the front)
we will sell at his (arm.
Highest Price paid for Beef
and Veal
Courtenny  and Cumberland
Senonitz Farm Chemainus, B. C, on j       Presbyterian Church
Thursday   Oct.  18,
12:30 p. m.
Valuable Registered Holstein Cattle
. Including:   The highly-bred (ouryear
old   bull   "Colony   Cornucopia   King" I
bred in New York State, Seven year old
co,. " Doralway" bred by K. J. Burrell
Little Falls, New York; bred  Sept, 3rd, I
1917.   Eight year old cow,   "DonclirTe
Aixe DeKol" bred by William Armstrong I
Locust Hill, Ontario; bred Aug. 3(1, 1917 ]
Seven year old   cow,   "Lakeside   Model!
Veeinaii DeKol" from the great   Powell 1
herd, Syracuse. New York; bred June 1+|
1917.    The dam of this cow's   record   is
20.061 lbs. butter (rom 472.1 "lbs.   milk,
7 days, 4 years; A,   R.   O.     Bight-year
old cow, ".Miranda Douglas Segus" from
the iamous herd of Piatt & Sons,  Mill-
grove, Ontario,   bred   March   26,   1917,
Four year old cow, "Colony Sadie Kom
dyke," bred at Colony Farm, Kssondale
D. C,; bred June 3rd. 1917.
There are also two   eighteeu-mouttis- j
old heifers    /rom   Doralway  cow  and j
Miranda Douglas Segus  cow,   and  two I
heifer calves from Colony Sadie cow and I
Doralway   cow;   two  eighteen   months
old bulls from Colony Sadie   Korndyke
cow and Lakeside Model veeinan DeKol
cow,   The sire of these is the celebrated
Colony Comcopia King. j
This is one of the most important offerings of highly   bred   registered Hoi-1
stein cattle ever offered to the public,     j
The breeding ot these animals includes
the blood oi the most Iamous strains of
high producing families.
Owing to the departure of  the  Rev,
Father McDonell for the Front,   no at-'
tempt has been   made to establish records, although tne animals   have  been
well kept, anil with their breeding should;
be wonderful producers if given  an  op- i
portunity in proper hands,
Thi fnrm is situated one mile north j
of Chemainus on the E. & N. Railway,
Vancouver Island, B, C, Trains leave
Victoria nt 9 n. nl, and Nanaimo at 8.30
a. iu. Take train to Chemainus Station.
Terms of sale, cash.
Any further particulars can be had
72(1 View St., Victoria, H.C,"
The Provincial Police have Impounded
a red and white short horned bull at C.
P. Jackson's ranch, louml running at
large. The owner is requested to cull
at Mr. JacklOll'8, prove property, and
pay expenses and take tke animal away,
K not called (or iu two weeks, tbs animal will be sold on Saturday, October
Provincial Constable.
St. Andrew.' Sandwick
Service 2 p.m.     Sunday  School
and Bible Class 3 p. nt.
Sunday School and  Bible Clas
10:30 a. in-    Evening service 7:30
p. hi. All welcome
Ice Cream
Mooripg& Mansfield
General Blacksmiths
Beg to announce that they are preparer!
to do all kinds of -repairs at moderns
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
Barrister and  Solicitor,   Notary
Phone 6
Do You
The Courtenav Review
Family Herald aud Weekly ..: ir
and the Daily Province
for one year
(or $6
Sand and Gravel
Rutes Reasonable
Buggies and Express Wagons
All Rigs Guaranteed and Sold at the Lowest Possible Price
Blacksmith ard Carriage Builder COURTENAY
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Almond Nut Bar
A rich, velvety, milk chocolate containing an abundance of plump almonds ���
a quality that cannot be surpassed.
Sold everywhere.
Made in Canada.
Make Over Wounded Meni
American  Surgeons to Suuly Allied
Methods for Own  Use
Out of one detail of 1,350 wounded
men scut for special treatment to a
London hospital for crushed and
broken bones, one thousand were
able to return to active duly lit the
front, according to Maj. J. 1.". Gold-
tliwait, United Slates reserve army
surgeon, who bus arrived from Kurope. Major Goldlhwait is onc of
twenty American medical officers
who have b'ei n iri France and Kngland studying new methods of treating wounded. Ue returned to recruit
surgeons to lake up similar study
thai the American army may have
the benefit of the modern .treatment
of wounds from its own surgeon*
"No heart tor anything" is the cry
of thousands of men and women who
might bc made well Iry the new, red
blood Or. Williams' Phil; Tills actually make.
Misery day .:uil night is the lot of
hosts of 1111:11 and women who are
today the victims of weak nerves.
Their pale, drawn fans and dejected
attitude tell a sad tale, fur nervous
weakness means being tortured by
morbid thoughts and unaccountable
tits of depression, 'these sufferers are
painfully sensitive and easily agitated by some nhancc remark, Sleeplessness'robs them of energy and
strength; their eyes uie sunken, their
limbs tremble, appetite is poor and
memory often fails. I Iris nervous
exhaustion is one of the most serious
evils affecting men and women of today. Tlie only way to bring back
sotuul, vigorous health is to feed the
starved nerves which ine clamoring
for new, rich, red blood, 'ihis new,
good blood can he had through the
use of I'r. Williams' l'ink I'ills.
which fact accounts for ihc thousands
of cures of nervous diseases brought
about by this powerful blood builder
ami nerve restorer. Tin-ouch the
fair use of this medicine thousands
of despondent people have been
made  bright,  .relive  and  strong.
Ur. Williams' (Muli Tills are sold
by all dealers in medicine, or may
bc had hi mail at .'0 cents a box or
six boxes for $2.50 from The Ur.
Williams' Medicine Co., Brockvilte,
To Win the War
Gilford Tim hot, one of the foremost conservationists of the United
States, says of that country: "The
clear duty of itic nation is to guaran
tec the farmers a fair price for their
crops when grown, sun) a reasonable
supply of labor at harvest. The clear
duly nf the farmer is to raise food
enough to win this war for democ-
racj against I-aiserisin." Ihis applies iviilr equal  force in Canada.
M.iv T. Wolff, editor of the Gei
man llerold, New Vork, on learning
that he ivas in the first selective
draft, declared his Intention of ask
Ing for in, exemption and of his will
iugniss to I'm!.! for the Stars and
' coap,^ ���___, of Wh
""'���y, Salt nnd y��ut.
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The wholesome
of wheat and
barley in most
appetizing form
Battle of Jutland
Germany Modest   About   Its   Great
and Glorious Victory
Many previous assurances on lhc
highest of German authority that the
naval battle oil the coast of Jutland
was a great and glorious German
victory now get confirmation���of
course none was really needed���-bv
like statements iu lhc careful and
elaborate reviews of the three war
years which thc always accurate and
trustworthy German newspapers
have just published. To doubt the
truth of this claim would be to impugn the veracity, and therefore the
honor, of all the officers in the German navy, beginning with its ,-evercd
commander-in-chief, the. kaiser, and
running down through his admirals
to grades low enough to bc almost
indistinguishable from common humanity. ' The entertainment of such
a doubt for more than the briefest
of passing moments would hc un-
If the Jutland battle was���or, to
put it better, as it was���a German
victory, why is it that the kaiser's
grand fleet 'has not continued the
work so well begun?
Months have'passed since that day
so glorious for the Fatherland, and
in no one of ihem have the German
heroes attempted the. repetition of
their magnificent achievement. Why
they have not is a darkest mystery,
for obviously what could be done
then could have been done, .again���
and again���-and by this time there
should not be a single Britisii warship left to burden and offend anyone of lhe Seven Sens. Long' pondering of this problem eliminates theory
after theory until there, is left only
a single explanation.
The thing has not been done out
of a chivalrous, perhaps too chivalrous, regard for Brilish sensibilities!
Germany shrinks in characteristic
kindliness from inflicting even on a
misguided and hostile people the
pain that would follow the revelation
that its strangely ovcr-r.clcbratcil
and over-trusted navy was manned
and officered by cravens and incompetents. Germans can be. stem, but
ihey cannot be cruel.���New' Vork
Waste of Food Stuffs
Odds   and   Ends    Thrown     Away
Amount to Vast Amount
Do not waste a slice of bread.
There is an old saying, "Many
mickles mak' a nnickie," and, if there
are many individual savings tlie total gain will be great. Do not be too
proud to use odds and cuds wliicli
might, otherwise, be east into the
garbage i;an, In Chicago, recently,
the garbage was reduced from 400
loads per day to 200 loads a day due
largely to the preachments of economy, Economy in the use of food
sniffs should bc practised by those
who live in the counlry as well as by
those who dwell in lire towns and
cities. Gel the real vision of economy and put it into daily practice.
Every individual must realize lire
food shortage in all iis magnitude
and he must realize what want and
famine would mean-and then he musl
put forth every effort lo prevent it.
Uo not leave it to [Ire other fellow.
Po your part. In this mailer prevention is a'Miousand limes better
than cure. Eliminate all waste in
your  household.
Many children die from Ike assaults
of worms, and the first rare of mothers should bc to see that their infants are free from these pesls. A
vermifuge that can hr depended on
is Miller's Worm Powders, They will
not only expel worms from the s/S-
tern, bill act as a health-giving medicine and a remedy for many of the
ailments that beset infants, enfeebling them and 'endangering llieir lives,
One Good Turn
Kindness to Boche Prisoner   Is Repaid After 47 Years
French kindness to a German prisoner forty-seven years ago is bearing fruit today. Early in the war of
1870 French troops took a young
German officer prisoner and put him
in a prison camp for the duration of
the war. During the long weary
mouths of waiting for peace the of
freer and his companions were given
every latitude uf privilege lhat a
war prisoner could ask.
Today Marcel Richard, a yotin.
French officer and his compatriots in the German prison cam]) at
Meisler are reaping the benefit. The
German officer prisoner of 1871), now
too old for active military service,
is commandant of the prison camp.
Voting Richard has written home to
his folks in Paris for his tennis tlan-
nels and shoes, Idling them why he
is able to enjoy this recreation.
The commandant is not only allowing llis charges every 'possible
freedom, but has purchased the. tennis outfit-���net, racquets, halls, etc.���
from his own pocket.
Worms cause frctfulness and rob
the infant of sleep, the great nou.--
isher, Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator will dear the stomach and
Intestines and restore healthfulness,
W.     N.     U.     1174
What "Boche" Means
It Is Equivalent to    the    American
Term of Bone-Head
The term "Boche" as applied to
the German soldiers, isn't a complimentary one, imr anything new. It
is an old term in Trance, and means
"thick-headed." It is about cquivn
lent to our American term of bonc-
lu r.ul, the word comes from the
Italian "boccia" and means a round
hall ol exceptionally hard wood used
in plai ing len pins, Hm j"st how it
came to he applied t" the German
soidii i >  we dn rna  know.
As a general nil'-, nicknames given
io soldiers are inn unkindly, The
1'rcncli soldier is called "polln,"
which means hairy, In cause in tin
carlj In neh wars the Boldlcrs had
m, opportunity to shave, or have
their hair cut, and when Ihey return
ed from the army, ihej   had a rough,
hairy, uncouth appearance. Ihu there
i'as in,Ihing unkind!    in culling them
'Tlie I nglisll are called " Pommies'
because oi a fictitious popular Hriiish snlrlier made immortal inverse
aud given ihe name "Tommy Atkins." During the U. S. Civil War
the Union troops wcrc called
"Yanksi" as an abbreviation of the
word "Yankee," and the Confederates were   called   "Johnny    Reus/'
from  "rebel."    Hut  never  was  there
bitterness or sarcasm iu the terms.
Bul HOW we have the German soldiers generally called "IJurrhes," or
"Mom-heads," and certainly not as a
term of endearment, The appellation
"Tiun," which one sees iu print frr
fluently, alsn is a term of reproach
und means that the German's present
warfare and tactics savor of tlie bar
barily of the films, who, under At
tila, came near overrunning Europe
and destroying civilization. There
were many of Ihe Iluus left in tin
region that has since become Ger
many, but the German people, as a
people, are not descendants of the
lluns,���Columbus ' I'soalcli,
Minard's Liniment   Cures   Dandruff.
Food Control
The lesson of war ought unl In he
wasted when peare conies again, ll
may be that the pressure uf an industrial and economic competition
between nations, resumed ou a greater scale than ever before, will force
Ihe state everywhere to rcta.n the
food dictator. At least it would he
folly for America to surrender tin
lesson of social economy that other
rations already have learned���and we
doubtless soon will learn.���New Vork
When crediting a man wilh his
good intentions let us remember thai
iu order to get them cashed they
must be  backed  by  good  deed-.
Millions of tins
for the boys
at the front
situ needed to pack their pork
und beans, iheir milk, etc. Don't
do a single thing to stop that
supply of tin.
You don't need to buy biscuit
in tins. Our system of frequent
prompt shipments to dealers of
biscuit in parafliuc-lined cardboard cartons brings you the
nicest, freshest biscuits you have
ever tasted���wilhout a tin being
used.   Try
packed In the triple-sealed,
striped carton only. It's a duty
to conserve the tin supply.
Your dealer has Som-Mor Biscuit
or can get them.
North-West Biscuit Company, Limited.
t   -niiTON,Alli.
Afe_ci.i it R.|ioa, StiUtoo., Ctl|ir;
aad Vancoufit.        *>      2i
A Strong Canadian Company
Surplus    Over    Three-Quarters "Millioii    Dollars
Smallest Fighters In
The Great War
Students    From     Frencti     Colonial
Schools in Indo-China Volunteered En Masse
Annaiuite troops, "the little brown
nun," of Frances colonics in Indo-
China havc just had Iheir'baptism of
lire ou the western front.
The Annamites arc the smallest
men participating iu the European
conflict, yej they have acquitted
themselves in the fighting in a manner that gives them rank alongside
with the troops of greatest physical
endowments. 'The Annamlte batta-
lions arc. composed entirely of volunteers. Their first public appearance
was on July 1-1, 1916. thc French national holiday, when along with the
Russians, Canadians, English. Hel
gian ami Australian iroops, ihey
participated in ihe military parade al
Almost nil limit exception they arc
students from the French schools,
colleges ami universities in Indo-
I'he announcement Ihere early in
1916, thai volunteer battalions would
he formed for service in France,"resulted almost in the depletion of the
educational institutions. The s
cuts enlisted almost lo a man.
In lhc baiialion now serving in
France are Atinainitcs with the rank
of count, with the rank nf mandarin
of the first, second and third classes,
and with various oilier distinctions
of caste and nobility. Amongst themselves all the courtesies to which
these ranks give title are scrupulously
But when the battalions are forili-
rd for fighting or other service on
the French fronts, the counts and the
mandarins become merely the private soldiers thai Ihey temporarily
are, and lire brothers of all the rest.
When liie Auaiiiniles wcrc lirsl
brought lo Trance- there was no idea
of using them as lighting troops.
Their small stature seemed to preclude lhat. They were drilled and
employed in all the various services
oi the. rear, such as convoy chauffeurs, road builders, forcstation work
and similar occupations, 'Iheir constant proximity to the front, how
ever, soon aroused in them au anient
desire to par ticipatc in lhe fighling
and now after a illllc more than a
year of faithful service in the auxiliary service of tin- French army, the)
have been given their chance to establish their right to be. iu the lighting ranks. Their place, there seems
lo have been permanently won.
Minimize The Fire
Peril By Using
Chemically Self-Extinguishing
"Silent 500s"
The Matches With "No
EDDY is tlu only Canadian
maker of these matches, every
stick of which has been treated
with a chemical solution which
positively ensures the match
becoming dead wood once it
has been lighted and blown
Look for lh* words "Chemically self -extinguishing" on the
���Weed's Pliosp-to-ins..
Tht Great JXnr/Uih Keniedy.
timet una Invigorates tha wliolo
nervous system, miked Dew Blooil
in old Veins, ���uree Nervous
Debillly.Mcntal and Brain Worry, Ilespon-
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fouriertA co.��. beep-man st. nkw vonr-orLv.tA-' nnu
Toronto, vvhitii for/RCB book to Dr. La ClerO
Med.Co. HavfhstockRd. Hampstkad, London, Kng.
Sis that inon. m.hkf.d word ' mERiinoN' It on
���nr. uovi. nr.-r a. >ixis io au. _inui.ii ricun
There is more Catarrh in thi* scctiou ol
tlie, country than all other disea ;cs nut together, riiiti for yean il wa. supposed to lie
Incurable. Doctors preac-ibed local remedies,
and bv constantly tailing lo euro with local
treatment, pronounced it Incurable. I'atarrh
is a local disease, greatly influenced by constitutional condition!) ami therefore requires
inn. tiiuional treatment Hall's Catarrh
Cute, manufactured by F. !��� Cheney & Co.,
roledo, Ohio, is a constitutional remedy, is
taken Internally and acts through the. lilood
vn tire Mucous Surfaces of the System. Cine
Hundred Dollars reward is oft'ered for any
case thai Hall's Catarrh Cure fails to curl
Scud for circulars and testimonials.
P. .r. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, Ohio.
Snld by  Druggists, 75c,
Halt's  family  I'ills for constipation.
A Bet on Dying
A company officer (mentioned in
despatches and awarded a Military
Cross) got pneumonia in the. trenches
and was taken to the hnsc hospital
where, ivhen he ivas supposed to be
asleep, he overheard the doctor and
the nurse conferring on his case. The
doctor expressed the opinion that llu-
patient would die, and was dismayed
to hear a feeble voice from the cot:
"llive wm five lo ,>n,. in sovereigns,
I don't doctor."
A pause. Then: "\,,u won't? Six-
to one."
Another pausr, followed by a disgusted grunt, after wliicli crime:
"No sportsmen, these M.O.'s. Capital chap; clever doctor, hut can't
kill me, if the Hoehe couldn't. Seven
in one. doclorl.Nothing doing? Wash
out, ch? Well, good ui', doctor. I'm
gblllg  l,, sleep nml  to get   well."
And he did.
Minard's Liniment   For  Sale Everywhere,
Silent Contempt
A certain man whose previous record was of the besl was charged
with a minor offence. Law and r.i-
dtnee wen- unquestionably on the
side of lhe defence, l,u| when the
aigtiments hud been concluded a verdict of "guilty" was given and a fine
'i'he lawyer I'or lln, defence was
sitliniT villi Iiis back toward the magistrate. Withoul changing his posi
tion 01" rising to address the court,
he remarked'
"JlltlgC,   please   line   me   for     cotl-
ii-nipt of court."
The magistrate Inquired:
"Whnl d'ye mean, sir? Volt have
n't committed contempt,"
"I havc," came from the old lawyer, "It's silent,"- From tho Allanln
It's hard to he grab (ul to those
who fight vour battles for you and
get llcke'd.
The Heart oi a Piano is the
Action.   Insist on the
Otto Higei Piano Action
(Send  ���   Dominion  E.presa  Money  Order."
love dollars costs three cents.
Aviator Caught the Bullet
The London Tall Mall Gazette is
responsible for this: Flying low-
over the German lines, a Hriiish
aviator was soon in the midst of a
whining swarm of German bullets,
lhc Germans in the trenches were
firing straight up, hoping to wing (he
flyer or pierce his gasoline tank. Thc
aviator, a cool youngster, looked
down, saw a bullet slowly ascend the
last feet of its maximum height. 11
stopped dead still for the smallest
fraction of a second. The avialot
reached quickly, grabbed tlle bullet
und put it in his pocket.
Conquers Asthma. To he relieved
from the terrible suffocating titter to
asthma is a great thing, but to be
safeguarded for the future is even
greater. Not only docs Dr. j. I>,
Kellogg's Asthma Remedy briu_
prompt relief, but it introduces a new
era of life for the afflicted. Systematic inhaling of smoke or fumes
from  lhe remedy prevents rc-attachs
and often effects a permanent cure.
Where Did It Go To?
Painfully and inch by Inch lhe
German Kcichsbunk buill up its (fold
holdings throughout 101b and to June
IS last. Then iu a month it losl. 1.11,-
I'fiK.lltlO marks, morc than all the gain
of a year and a half from a campaign of drumming from the people
their jewelry and pocket-pieces, 'lhis
loss measures in part what Germany
has lately had to give up to nearby
neutrals as a bolster to its crumbling
exchange in discredited rclchsmark
notes. And there was mlghtly little
bolstering at that. How far alio
does it measure Germany's recent
expenditure of corruption money iu
Russia?���New York World.
���f DODD'S \
***** fS\%.
TUP.    REVIEW.   COUKTNKt.   W. &/
Bight Hon. Walter Long Pays a Warm Trihute to the Part Played
By (he Dominions in Carrying On the War for Defence of
Empire and the Cause of Democracy
Effective Strength Of Army
In the Hriiish house ot commons
���luring discussion of the colonial of-
five vole Right Hon. Walter Hume
Long, secretary of state for the colonies, paid a warm tribute to the ov-
��rscas armies of the British Dominions, Mr. Long said thai the line
part played by the Dominions and
crown colonies in the war required
no special description, The. part
which the Dominions' troops had taken was well known to the world
nml especially lo thc enemy. They
had made their mark. VVbethei
they .anie from Australia, New Zealand, Canada or South Africa, they
had mown themselves worthy of the
best traditions of the llritish army,
uml uo greater praise ihan that could
b<- bestowed  on any  soldier,
lb-, was constantly receiving proofs
of ih-- admiration of ilu- native races
tor Great Britain, of their loyally
to the king and their devotion lo
Britisii interests. In this connection
the colonial secretary read messages
from Britisii EaSt \frica rind the. Indian Assodation of Zanzibar, Referring lo .ills iii kind, lie said thai
while many of ihem were small, it
was not the. amount but the spirit of
i'he gift that mattered.
The Dominions had made great
sacrifices in oilier directions, he said.
Many of the Dominions had 'suffered
severely, owing lo the limitations of
imports into the Uniled Kingdom, although many people failed to realize
the greatness of the sacrifices imposed upon the Dominions in this
connection. They were also bearing
a very heavy war expenditure and
were simultaneously called on to bear
���a. very heavy burden, owing lo interference with their trade. Mr. Long
paid a tribute to the magnificent
patience and good will with which
the Dominions had made this sacrifice. There was no foundation, hc
said, for any criticism that any "art
of the. empire had not done its full
share in the war. The. volume of
mpport" from the Dominions was
steadier now than it had ever been
Referring to criticism regarding
the frequent mention of deeds of
the Dominion soldiers and to the
suggestion that the attempt was being made lo claim for them a greater
share of credit than was claimed for
soldiers of other parts of tbe empire, Mr. Long emphasized lhat if
there had been any appearance of undue prominence being given to the
deeds of thc gallant soldiers of the
Dominions, it was not due to any a>
tion of theirs; and lie suggested that
any alteration should be in th: dirrc-
tlon of more mention of deeds of tbe
men of the United Kingdom instead
of less mention of the deeds of thc
men from "overseas.
He pointed out the great difficulties of the more remote parts, where
thc natives were unfit even for labor
battalions. Mr. Long emphasized thai
this loyally and trust in Great Brit-
iiin should be encouraged and justified by the future treatment of natives and the conduct of affairs affecting them closely.
He mentioned that conscription
had been enforced in Brilish Mast
Africa, Uganda, Ceylon, the Straits
Settlements and the Malay States.
nnd was being considered alsewhere.
Dong Kong had found it unnecessary, because every white man then-
had already enlisted, tie paid a tribute to the patience, resignation nnd
good will with wliicli the crown colonies also had borne llie hardships
of import restrictions..
Regarding German Last Africa, In-
said it wns sometimes suggested that
the campaign ought to be brought
more rapidly to .1 conclusion, But he
bad never realized until hc had llie
assistance of ltni>.<- just returned
from East Africa, how stupendous
were the. physical difficulties there,
Harry Lauder tills thc follow ing
story about a funeral in Glasgow
nnd a well dressed stranger who took
a seat, in one of the mourning
coaches! The. other three occupants
of the carriage were rather curious
to know who he was, and at hist one
of them began to question him .The
dialogue went like this:
"Yo'll be a brilher o' lhe corp?"
"No; I'm no' a blither o' the corp."
"Wed, ye'll bc his cousin?"
"No, I'm no1 a cousin,"
"At any rate ye'll be a frien' o' the
"Na. I'm not that either. Ve sec
I've no been very weel inasdf," the
stranger explained, complacently
"an' my doctor ordered mc carriage
exercise, so I thought this would be
the cheapest way to tak' it."���Pittsburgh Post,
Fish is to become more plentiful in
the Canadian market. Hon. W. J.
Hanna, food controller, has inaugurated a special refrigerator express
car service direct from the Nova
Scotia coast to Toronto. This is tlie
first step in a plan to put on a fish
car express service from both Pacific
and Atlantic, points to supply Central Canada with sea food cheaply.
Effective Strength of Canadian Expeditionary Force on June 30,
Was 256,993
According to a Statement prepared I
by thc militia department at Ottawa'
on the request of Mr. A. K, Maclean,
M.l'., the total "effective strength" of
the Canadian Expeditionary Force
on June 30 last was 256.W3 out of
total enlistments the same date of
424,456. The "non-effective strength"
accounting for the difference between total enlistments and effective
strength is given us 167,463. Total
casualties up to the end of July
were  106,492.
Details of rhe effective strength
are given as follows: In Canada, 18,-
���I7S; in Kngland, 100,539; in France
132,279; on sea 3,0 I-I; and in "the
Near  Fast" 756.
Details of the mm-effective
strength are as follows:
In hospital in England 28,760; in
hospital in France (approximately),
9,500; discharged in Kngland 4,380;
returned to Canada for discharge and
for other causes 21,830; struck off
the strength in Canada, never proceeding overseas 65,900; killed in action, -.lied of wounds or sickness, presumed dead, reported missing, prisoners of war 31,955; those for whom
complete returns have not yet been
obtained 10,138.
The casualty list to July 31, last,
totalling 106,492, contains the following details: Killed in action officers
887; other ranks 17,338. Died of
wounds, officers 291; other ranks
6,001. Died of sickness, officers 69;
other ranks 1,345. Wounded officers
3.056; other ranks 70,645. Prisoners
of war, officers 117; other ranks
2,460. Presumed dead, officers 113;
oilier ranks 2,789. Missing officers
11; oilier ranks 1,370.
Sent the Roya!
Jewels to Germany
Paste Replicas Were Substiuted for
the Precious Stones Before
The Russian royal jewels, including the gems that incrustcd the imperial Romanoff crown, are safe
from the democratic hands of the
new rulers in Petrograd. With a woman's intuitive knowledge of trouble
ahead,-the former czarina had them
lucked away iu a safe deposit vault
in her ancestral city of Darmstadt,
Germany, right at the beginning of
the war.
And there they will remain until
Mr. and Mrs. Romanoff claim them
T4ie story of the Russian royal
jewels is told in the Chronicle by a
writer who says that the former czarina was largely responsible for thc
war, iu that she assured her German
friends and relatives that Russia
would not be a formidable antagonist. She proceeded to prove this
antebellum prediction by pro-German
intrigue which ended with the revolution and the overthrow of the Romanoff dynasty.
But the former czarina, who, before her marriage was Princess Alexandra Alice of Hesse, had no illusions about the family jewels in the
summer of 1914, when she saw thc
International war clouds appear, and
sent them iu charge of trusted messengers to her brother, the Grand
Duke of Hesse, for safe keeping till
peace, was restored, The royal emissaries traveled by the way of Finland
and Sweden. Tlicy reached their destination before the mobilization of
the. Russian was complete.
The tale of the czarina's German
forehandedness in the matter of saving the family gems is said to have
been revealed by members of the
Russian commission who visited
Xew York city recently.
A  Xew  Vork society woman  had
Remarkable  Advances  Made  in the Equipment of llie Grand
Fleet Units Since the Commencement of the War, and lhe
Evolution in Heavy Armament and Equipment
Hector Bywater, the    well-known built on this side of   tb
Britisii naval expert, writes: within   the  same  period,
Novel appliances on the battlefield | the
cannot long be kept secret, but conditions arc  different#in    thc    naval
war. In this sphere each belligerent
jealously guards ils secrets, nnd it
will be ninny months after the conclusion of peace ere we arc permitted a glimpse of the new weapons
which have been employed in the
struggle at sea. It may safely be
said, however, that technical progress iu connection with land warfare has been eclipsed by the development of naval armaments in the
same period. The. war vessel of today, be it battleship or submarine, is
vastly more powerful in every respect than its predecessor of 1914.
Thanks to her blatant advertising
methods, Germany has managed to
spread abroad an idea that she is far
ahead of be: rivals in sueh matters
as submarine design and naval const, uction generally. This suggestion
amuses those who know something
of what ha; been accomplished in
this country. Unfortunately, uo details can bc given; but when in due
time the curtain is raised, it will assuredly be found that British shipbuilders, engineers, and ordnance-
makers have, more than keul their
former lead over the corresponding
German industries.
, ,__,-.. I    It need hardly be said    that    the
her eve peeled for bargains in royal j neutral powers have taken full ad-
���ewelry and approached members of'vantage of the lessons taught by the
the commission on the subject ofUvar so far -ls ,i,ev can be known
purchasing a string of rare pearls to outsiders, and have applied them
which she had see��� lhe former cr_ar-|l0 t)l-ir own usr.. Thjs is especially
ma wear at a fashionable, l-.uropean | trtlc 0f t]n. United States, where the
resort  some years ago.      She    was] naval authorities have devoted care-
Most of
. novelties of 1914 have already
become back numbers. When the
need for secrecy no longer obtains,
the* public will marvel at thc astounding progress which the science of
naval warfare has made during the
past two or three years���progress, be
il said, in which Great Britain bas
well maintained her traditional role
of pioneer.
Nearing the Crisis
Of the War
Metric System Needed
Need  of an   International   Standard
of Weights
When the war is ended we shall
have greater need than ever before
of au international standard of
weights and measures, snys the
American Penman, The continent of
Europe and South America use tlie
melre, the gram and the liter. It is
absurd for us to use the metric system for our money and yet cling to
the archaic "yard," "pound" and
"gallon." These terms are Anglo-
Saxon traditions, childish in these
The growth of our large cities has
almost destroyed the old-time exact
appreciation of weights and measures by our people. The latest generation in the cities does not know
what a "bushel," "peek" or "quart"
actually is, nor do they know correctly what a "gallon," "quart" or
"pint" is. Perhaps only atilonin-
bilists can visualize a "gallon."
"Pint" iu a big city means a queer,
varying quantity of liquid held in a
bottle or pail. This quantity is
rarely an exact pint.
The city*population buys its vegetable and fruit supplies mostly by
"basket" or "bag," without any regard to the old "dry measure" of the
arithmetics. Chic of the queerest
habits that has grown Up in eilies
is the buying of such Ihings as sugar and flour'in packages of "31-..'
pounds" each. We have clung to
the "pound' 'with some Intelligence���
because it is a vital necessity in the
absence of the more scientific "grain"
and lhe "mile"- in sheer necessity
because we have not yet lhe international "kilometer."
A Far-Flung Line
Ii was possible for England i"
talk about'her "far-flung battle line"
twenty years ago, when Klpllllg
wrote thc Recessional, Hut what
about that line today? England has
Iwo million men iu France; her navy
has controlled the sea since lhe outbreak of lhe war. There is a Hriiish
expedition in Mesopotamia and a
llritish expeditionary force nl Saloniki. llritish monitors and Hriiish artillery are operating with lln; Italian
Iroops near Trieste and llritish armored cars are supporting the I'us-
sian armies on the eastern front. The
plaint that "Kngland has done nothing in this war" has about died away
��� ami witli good cause.���Cincinnati
Too Many Baths
George was hampered by a mother whose idea of godliness was
cleanliness. Notwithstanding lhc
frequent baths to wliicli be waS
condemned, George thrived exceedingly. One day a neighbor remarked on his rapid growth.
"Yes," said George, "that's ma's
fault. She waters mc too much I"���
London Tit-Bits.
told that she would have lo talk to
Mrs. Romanoff or her brother, the
Grand Duke of Hesse.
Ivan Narodny, Russian business
man and writer of New Vork, corroborated llie ar'iclc in the Chronicle. Mr. Narodny said it was impossible, lo place an exact value
the, royal jewels, hut estimated that
they ought lo bring close to one
hundred million dollars in the. mar-
kel. lie said they were of far greater intrinsic value ihan the historic
jewels deposited in the. Kremlin,
which are safe,
'I'he disappearance of lhe royal
jewels became known about a month
afler thc revolution, when the provisional government's appraisers were
taking an inventory of iho Hermitage, one of the structures of tho
Winter palace, when- the treasures
were supposed to be kept, according
to Mr. Narodny.
"When the vaults of the Hermitage
were opened the jewel hoses were
gQiie," said Mr. Narodny. "The imperial crown reposed oji its silk
cushion in one chamber of the vault,
but all of its stones were found to
be of paste.
"Examination of the famous paint-
ings hung on the walls of the Hermitage and the Winter palace revealed that many priceless canvasses
had been removed and replaced wilh
cheap copies. Nobody knows what
became of the originals. These discoveries so aroused the provisional
government that an investigation is
now under way to see how many of)
Russia's art treasurers have been
stolen. The museums of Moscow
and Petrograd ought, to contain wonderful collections of pre,-ions stones,
including the finest collections of rubies and emeralds in existence. Some
time ago I received a letter from a
government official asking me i<> recommend nn American expert lo assist in the examination."
Belgian Grenadiers
London Honors For Bandsmen Who
Fought at Look
Tin' lldgiun Grenadiers' Hand waited London for u provincial lour.
Tlle band, which holds a position In
Belgian similar to that of the British Guards' Hand, consists of 7n
highly skilled players. The men
came from near Loos, when- thev
assisted In holding au important purl
of the line.
ful attention to the technical developments of the conflict at sea. Thus
it is possible to gain some notion of
the trend of naval progress from
the latest designs which have been
prepared for the American navy.
Prior to the war the most power-1
>u|ful battleship in existence was H.M.
S. Queen l_li_abeth. Her displacement was 27.500 tons, and she carried the lorniidablc armament of
eight 15-incll guns. Her speed of
twenty-live knots gave her a unique
position among  the    battleships    of
To Convince the War   Lords   That
the Came Is Up
W'e have to recognize, too, that tkc
margin grows narrow. The war ma
run  another  year,    but  few  believe
that either side can hold out longer
than   that. There is the  dire  possibility, too, that the steady drain of
the U-boats on tonnage may compel
the Allies to capitulate, perhaps nex*
spring, if nothing breaks before then.
This is the chief peril, and one which
America must meet with the utmosr
energy and with whatever sacrifices
are found necessary. Iu this peril if
the true cause of the protraction of
the war; thc Prussian eagle has both
talons  sunk deep, and  will hold on
like grim death so long as there is
a chance of keeping the booty.    Re
move    that    chance,  and  an    over
whelming peace wave  will  roll over
Germany.  The  quicker   America  can
make ils weight tell in the scales the
better  will  be  the  prospect  of  con
vineing  the medieval  war lords  tha:
the game is up,    and  this    is    not
merely a question of getting    troop��
and airplanes    to    the    front but ot
sowing a firm and undivided  will at
home.  In all  probability  the    fourr'-.
year    of    lhe war  will  be  its  last,
whether  it   ends  in   the    defeat    of
plans of conquest and  in  the  estab
iishment of a just and lasting peace
will depend in great measure on how
"1 spent lhe first part of my vacation on a motorcycle,"
"And in whal hospital did yotl
spend the last part?"
Heaviest Traffic Centre
Fifth   avenue     at     Forty-sec I
street, New Vork, long has been
known as the heaviest traffic centre
ir. the United States ,and ji traffic
census just completed shows thai iu
spite of every effort to divert vehicles to other streets the avenue is
maintaining its reputation. The volume of traffic totals 16,960 vehicles iu
ten hours, included In the total of
16,960 vehicles of all kinds are 1.296
motor buses, 130 an hour in both directions. The total traffic averages 28
vehicles a minute. The count shows
passenger motor cars compose aboul
two-thirds of the traffic, these including the motor buses.
There are 5,500,000 illiterates who
can neither read nor write in thc
United States, and It is pointed out
that were these segregated they
would make a nation larger than
Switzerland, or as large as Denmark
and Norway enmblnea.
llie world, whose average sped was
then twenty-one knots, and it is
doubtful if this average has undergone any marked increase so far as
battleships are concerned.
In other respects, however, the
Queen l'"li_,.betli has been quite outclassed by later loreig* battleships.
The American navy has now in service two vessels named tlir Pennsylvania ami  Arizona, displacing 32,-
000 tons, and armed with twelve
14-in. sjims, while five further ships
of the same type are building. In
this class the armor plating is from
131-2 in. to IS in. Ihick. Four later
vessels,, which will bc commenced in
the next mouth or so, arc. to be slill
larger. They will displace 32,600
tons and carry right 16-in. guns.
Following these comes the ballleships of tin- current program, in
which the displacement is rained to
nearly 40,000 tons and the battery lo
twelve 16-in. gnus. Mere figures convey uo adequate impression of the.
power thai is embodied in sueh mastodons as these, The 16-in. gun is
almost OS ft, in length and weighs
close Upon Kill Ions. It uses a shell
of 2,100 lb. weight, or only 140 lb.
short of a toll. This ponderous projectile leaves the muzzle at a vclo-
city oi 2,600 ft. per second, and is
capable of smashing into ihr vitals
of an enemy ship fourteen miles
away. If a full broadside of the
twelve loin, guns were find , the
weight of metal discharged would be
11 II   tons,  ami   the   salvo  i-mild  be
repeated every fifty seconds.    It Is
milv   a  few  years  since  the  original
1 Dreadnought was talked of with
1 haled breath, yet the weight of her
broadside was little more than three
] tons.
The amazing increase iu the size
and power of naval ordnance has not
been due to any mere craze for
size, but to sound, scientific reasons.
Al long ranges, other things being
equal, the largest gun will do the
most accurate shooting, for the
heavy shell docs not lose ils speed
r-.,r rapidly as a lighter projectile
which has been fired with equal or
higher velocity.
In 1014 the largest and finest
battle-cruiser afloat was the Kongo,
built iu England for thc Japanese
government, She displaced 27,500
Ions, was 704 feet long, carried a
battery of eight 14-in. guns and
could steam at 28 knots. The American battle-cruisers authorized last
year will bc 34,800 tons iu displacement and 850 fret iu length. Their
art&ament will consist of ten 14-in.
guiin, and the designed speed is 35
knots, or more than 40 miles an
These American examples are cited because ihey are the only important warships of whose construction
we have had positive knowledge
since Ihe beginning of the war. It
does not \ytj any means follow, however, that tbuy arc superior in battle
power  io vessels  which have    beer
this  country does    its    part.���Fre
the  Springfield Republican.
Daylight Savins:
The Results Have Been Far Ahead
of Expectation*
The clocks have been turnr,'
ahead one hour in Great Britain
France, Germany, Austria, Italy,
Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden.
Portugal, Australia and Ireland. Ir,
all those 12 countries people go to
work one hour earlier in the mon
ing and quite one hour earlier in ths
afternoon than they did before the
war. This "daylight saving plan" wa?
put in operation as a war measure,
partly to save coal, and gas and electric liglit, because, if work was ion-
iu daylight hours it must save in
those three things. Also it was done
to help the workmen, especially in
factories, as the first hour's work
would be in thc cool of morning, and
the workers would miss that last hot
hour in summer. It was thought the
plan would mean better health of
workers  and a higher efficiency.
"The Nation's Business," a trad'-
magazine, has investigated tbe workings of the plan., and asserts the results have been far ahead of exp'c
tations. In Great Britain an average
reduction of 20 per cent, for lighting
was made. The saving of gas was 9
per cent., and in onc year 11,500 tons
of oil were saved.
In France the plan saved 18,1'kii
tons of coal used for gas eacl
month, and in onc year $6,000,00 ���
was saved on gas and electricity.
In Vienna alone the saving i,n ger-
was $142,000 a month. There was n
great saving in Berlin, too. Hut the
greatest results have been observi d
in the improved health, comfort and
efficiency of all classes of worker;
Why Not Boycott Germany?
Suppose the Allies' war aims wen
foimulated and laid before Gei
many, with the intimation that ii
she still refused peace on those principles, every port and market of lire
Allies would be closed to ber for a
fixed period after tbe peace? Would
that have no effect on the war-spirit
of the manufacturers, tbe merchants
and the shippers, who are aires-.'-
laying Iheir plans for rerapttirir.���:
their trade in the Old World and
the New? The boycott, properlj
used, is a legitimate weapon of il <���
League of Nations that must succeed
this war, and there is no reason why
it should not bc applied to Germany
so long as she repudiates the principles on which a League of Natioi -
must  rest.���Ldhdon  Daily   News.
Our Debt to Our Soldiers
We owe to the sons who arc ,i.--
fending llie empire the promise ������(
life under conditions which will sal
isfy their long-deferred hopes of j
prosperous peace, offering a contin
iiing recompense for the lervlcei
they are rendering to the greatest
cause for which a people ever four'il
���London Daily Telegraph. THE COURTENAY REVIEW
Our Booklet Explains
why Kootenay Ranges stay good as
new, long after other ranges have worn
out; how the asbestos joints prevent
leakage of air or drafts; how the alum-
inized flues prevent rust; and why
they require less fuel than other ranges.
Ask our dealer or write for booklet.
For Sale by C. H. Tarbell & Son, Courtenay
S.    0
Ladies and Gent's Tailor
New Spring Goods Now on Hand
McPhee Block    -     Courtenay
The following were registered at
ibe Riverside last week,
From Vancouver; W- Willis, .1
Macdonald, \V. Macdonald, N
Heslip, F* Wilson, N, Peake, _.
Mntthevvsoti, T, McKay, H Howes
G Fraser, G, flu-ill, T, Mansfield,
A, Peterson, K.I,uml, G, Klein.
V. Wolfemliii, VV, llof. A Fox,
li, Culver, E-.Perctk, KNuliiyniiiri
A. Isuka, D. Pirie, From Victoria,
VV, Colqu'ian, F, VVurreni J, Mac-
Donald, R, Jones, VV, Boyd, S
Potter, Mr, and Mrs. R Win.-ley,
Mrs. Bradsbaw nud dnngliter, Serg
Bradsltaw; E, Wier, P. Ferguson
imil wife. W. Ferguson and wife,
T, Wiauko, VV, Goggin, From
Nanaimo; J, Sbaw, T. Pearse, D.
Donoliue, Mr. and Mrs. J Crossen
Dr, Dier, From r.adystnillt, VV.
Walker, F. Pannell, Mrs, Paimell,
Miss N. Panuell, Miss K. Pannell.
E, Phillips, Calgary, ii. Keating,
Ladnerj H, McPhee, Merrit; W.
Barbour, Toronto; Mis. VV. Griffith
Edmonton. E. Emery, Seattle; II,
Murphy, Campbell River: Thos.
Solloway, Campbell River; S. Calhoun, A. Grant, E. Grant, cily.
It is manufactured
tobacco in its purest
It has a. pleasing
It is tobacco scientifically prepared
for man's use.
To Trespassers on Indian Reserves
Notice is hereby given tlintriny person
loniul trespassing on uny Indian reserve
either by settling, residing, nr bunting
thereon, or by fishing in any marsh,
river, stream or creek thereon, or who
cuts, carries away or removes from such
reserve nny of the trees, saplings'
shrubs, underwood; timber, cor.wood,
wild grass, hay or other valuables is
liable to be prosecuted.
DeoutvSupt. Gen. of Indian Afairs
Comox Valley Cow Testing Association
I,isl nf corVS tli.it have given SO In of butter dnr ng   Julv
ol cow lbs milk lbs butler owner
Bakery and Tea Rooms
Brown's Block, Courtenay
The licstfand cheapest bread in the district
14 Loaves for $1, 7 for 50 cts, 4 for 30cts, 2 for 15 cts
We invite anyone to dispute tbe above advertisement
The baker of Better Bread
Opposite tbe city hall
Tuning and Repairing
Here about Oct. 1
Leave orders at Review office
Oregon & California Railroad Co. Grant Lands
Title to same revested iu Unujted
Stales by Act of Congress, dated
June 9, 1916. Two million, three
hundred thousand acres to be opened up for homesteads and sale.
Timber and Agricultural lands
Containing some of the best land
left in United States. Now is the
opportune time- Large map showing lands by sections an d description of soil, climate, rainfall, elevations, ect. Postpaid $1, Grant
Lands Locating Co., Box 610.
Portland, Oregon,
Nellie    10.".!  7u.li A. McMillan
Nellie, 5 months  7152  175.1
Irene  010  65.6 K.  Rees
Sally 1092  65,0 A, McMillan
l-'anny v>.    %6  62.0 "
Fanny, 6 months 8175 427.0 "
Polly     963  56.1
Polly, 7 months 8006 465,0
Blackie  sny    56.1 a, Urquhart
Blackie, 6 mouths 56.6 341,0 "
Brindle 1038  55.7 R, Williamson
Rose    899  53.5 K.  Rees
Bol'V    818  53.4  R, Hurford.
Dolly, 5 months    5410 2,20.1 "
Heather      711 i   53.9    A.  McMillan
Heather, 7 months  6430 4KS.4 "
Belly...        738  53.3 Pritchard & Sons
Betty, 5 months    5289 27b.5
Alice   1029  52.8.... : A. McMillan
Buddy 880  51.3 A.  Urquhart
Thursday    735  51.3 "
Merle  1062  50.7    W. Wain
Italia 1026  50.3 "
Maggie, 8 months S29S 408.7    Pritchard & Son,
Two of our local artists in iron
are at the Genera] Hospital at Van
eotiver undergoing treatment, Mi-
George Leighton has beeu there
for the past month having his eye
operated on for cataract caused by
a splinter of hot steel burning the
optic over a year ago, -Mr. Ben
Mooring was taken iii about a fortnight ago, and is undergoing a
serious operation for internal trouble,
The Girls' Basketball Club was
organized for the season of 1917-18
at a meeting bold at the home of
the Misses Sutton on Friday evening last, Those signifying their
intention of playing this year are:
Mrs R. Christie, Lila Boden, Jean
McKenzie, Minnie Leighton, Janet
Haymau, Viola Harmston, Annie
Carroll, Kathryn Glazbrook, Doris
Glazbrook. Lizzie Gibson, Charlotte Gibson, Ethel Sutton, aud
Mary Sutton. Mr. Neary will act
as instructor and referee. The
season will be opened with a dance
to be held in the Agricultural Hail
on Hallowe'en night, Oct. 31st,
Your Printing!
Cannot be done any
better or any cheaper anywhere else in
B. C. than at
Courtenay Review
~- -"jn MJH
Cooking three meals a day over a hot
stove. There's no longer any need for it
An Electric Kitchen
is Cool
Make Hubby order an
Electric Range
He uses the most up-to-date and efficient machines in his business
You, his wife, are entitled to the same
up-to-date equipment for your kitchen
For Sale by
The Courtenay Electric
Light Heat and Power
Company Limited


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