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Can not he done any Utter, aud
not unite so well anywhere else
hereabouts. Our typo and in liul 11 ll-
ery is complete aud Tlie Review
prices are right
Classified Ads.
Make your little Wants known
through a Classified Advertisement
in The Review   -   ���   ���   Phone 59
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VOL. 5
Auction Sales
Thursday February 1
The whole of the Household Furniture and Effects
for the Misses Freeman, the Orchard- Courtenay
Sale at 1 o'clock
Monday,   February   5
Dairy Cows and Young Stock, Horses, Farm  Implements, carpenter's tools, Furniture and  Effects
for Mrs. B. Russell, on the Ranch, Lower Road,
Sandwick, *>bout 6 miles from Courtemy
Sale at 12 o'clock
Fuli particulars in posters or from
Telephone 10
$6.00 Per Ton
Delivered in Courtenay
All Orders Will Receive Prompt Attention
.    ISJ
Phone 43
the quality of
is not strained
It is wonderfully improved if
made in an
Courtenay Electric
Li   ������, ���      : at*d Power
Company Limited
Local Lines
Mr' Chas. Slinimoii airiv-ed in
town on Sunday's boat.
The Electric Light By-Law wa8
i carried bv a vote of 66 for  and   io
against   on   Saturday  last.     The
lights were immediately turned  on
in the .streets,
C. J Moore is celling his fancy
teacups and saucers at $2 per dozen.
The annual meeting of the   Sunday School will be held on Monday j
evening next gf 7.30 p, m, in  tlie J
churcli. Parents and young people are specially invited to   attend.
Cily Clerk 1 lames got a bad fall
Oil the Isabel St. bridge ou Tuesday
when his dog ran into him in an
effort to avoid an automobile. He
will have to go.on crutches for a
few dais yet,
Many Loggie returned from Vancouver last Saturday, where he
lias been purchasing a new stock,
and a.s soon as the new store is
built 011 the old site next to the
Koyal liank. will open out with ���������
good assortment of Men's, B> '*.
Women and children's slioes.
C. J. Moore is clearing  out his
childrens shoes at reduced prices
Woi d For Sale $4 per load cash
Teaming and carting done, L.
Alexander, Courtenay.
C. J. Moore is selling men's oil
skins at cost to clear.
For Sale���Thirty neadof sheep,
t 29 ewes and one pedigreed Ram.
Three of these ewes are pedigreed
the remainder are well bred, and
heavy in lamb. Apply Bridges
For Sale���3 h. p. steam engine
' and boiler 111 good order. Price $80
LApply Revi.w Office,
For the finest boots aud shoes
see Suttlifre's uew Geut's Furnishing store.
For Rent���The Milligati farm,
For particulars apply at Review
The Annual Meeting of the
Comox Creamery Association
Ltd., will be held in the Agricultural Hall on Monday,
Jan. 29, at 8 p. m. W. A.
Urquhart, President.
j Part of a house, unfurnished to
I let. Apply Mrs. Halliday, Cour-
1 tenay. j
The very best clothes made are '
\ now on sale at Suttliffe's new store 1
For Sale��� Cow   in calf,   quiet, |
' good milker.    Cheap for cash, Al-.
I so quantity of buy.   E.   J.   Four-
acre, Happy Valley.
Go to McBryde's for quality
C. J. Moore is selling children's
all wool hose at 25 and 35 cents.
The Canadian Patriotic Society
acknowleges the following donation
to the Fund
Miss Ward, Lazo $20.00
Owing to the uncertain date ot
the finishing of the new Opera
House, the time of presenting the
Opera. "Iltroyetore," has been indefinitely postponed,
Mr. Frank Movitz, who recently
resigned as manager of the Royal
Standard Grain Products Company
has opened a Flour, Feed and Grain
store on his own account. At present he is using lhe old City Hall
as nn office, and Mr, McPhee's
barn a.s a store room. As soon as
Mr. Urquhart gets hi. potatoes out
of llie Builders' Supply wharf buildings he will occupy that building a.s
a warehouse.
Patriotic Fund
The appeal is made lo everyone
iu the district who can to subscribe
to the above fund. Fill in tlie
form seut you through the mail,
stating what you can give and re-
1 urn it to the Secretary at Courtenay. If you are already a subscriber, try and get others to do
ili'eir part.
Anglican Church Notes
4th Suudav after Epiphany. Jan.
28. 1917,
11 a. in. Mattins and Holy Communion, Hob Trinity, Cumberland
2.30 p, m Evensong sermon, at
Lazo Mission.
3 p. 111. Sunday School at Sl .
John's, Courtenay.
7 15 Evensong and Sermon at St
Peter's Gomox.
7.30 Evensong and Sermon at
St. John.s, Courtenay.
Died���At her home at Hornby
Island, on Tuesday, January 16,
1917. Mrs. James Horwood, She
leaves a husband and five sous and
one daughter to mourn her loss.
Two sons. W- G. and G. H. and
Miss L, are at home, E J. is at
Victoria, aud the other two A. E.
and F. J, are with the British Navy
in the North Sea. Deceased was
born at Abbotskerswell. Devonshire, Eng. came to this country
with their family about five years
ago settling on Hornby with her
brother the late George Howe, by
whose side she was buried at the
English church burying ground,
Sandwick, on Friday afternoon last
The pallbesieis were; J, Fraser T
Hudson. J. McKenzie, L, Cliffe J.
Stra.han and A. Home.
The movement for a Faruiei's
Union is steadily gaining ground,
Ou Tuesday of next week a meeting will be held at Campbell River
when the farmers of that dislri t
are expected to join with the rest
of the farmers of the district.
The Agricultural Hall was we!!
filled on Friday eveuing to listen
to the lecture on Ben Jlur, by R,.v.
T. Menzies. The story was illustrated by colored lantern slides depicting tlie life ami t:me-i ol' Ben
Hur. Those who attended Were
well pleased with the entertainment
The marriage of Miss Jean   N   -
Quillan and T. R. Crain was   ee   ���
brated at the  Presbyterian chur
on Monday morning  by    Rev    T.
Menzies.    The church   was   coai-
fortaLly filled with  friends of t e
couple.    The wedding march   was
played by  Mrs.  Robertson.   The
bride was attend.d by   her  cer- ������
Miss Lizzie, McQuillan,   and   '.
groom was attended ' y Mr. Rol
McQuillan, broiler 1 f   tbe   bride*.
The bride wore a blue serg   tra
ling suit with blue   bat
The bridesmaid   wore a Wee suit
with a black   velvet   bat     [n 1  ���
diatsly   after   the   cetetr
happy couple left ou the train   i
a short honeymoon, and  aril
their home at King Come Ei
The Masquerade B id 'in Tues: ���
evening was atttended   by   1  ';-.
crowd of men*)   m
gcodly number of spectator:-*.    IBs
costumes were varied   ami   pre- 1
esque.    Following were  tbe  7.
Best Dressed Lariv Mrs,    R.   _���_".
Best Dres*ed Geatlemau 9'
Representative*. - ot   the   A.
"1 rs. Rushford,
National"Character, bits, j".  ",'.
National   Character,    ''er.:.   E
Advertising   character,    R.   Sl
Sustained  characters,   Mr.   ���_ I
Mrs. Hicks-Beach.
Clown, Stanley Piercv.
Hobo, R. Marshall. '
Comic Character, S   Piercv,
Topsy, Mrs. Teed.
Prize Waltz. Mr,   and   Mr?.   E.
Two-Step,  Mr.   McDonald  and
Miss M. Stewart,
lately  rirs
Go to .
Here's the Snow Again
We all thought that it had gone for good, but here it is again.
Below you Will find a few suggestions suitable for the weather
Campbell's Soups Symington's Pea Flour
Clark's Soups Oxo Cubes
Van Camp's Soups        St. Joel Cubes
And Ihe usual good things iu the Meat Department
''..'.__.''.   _L J*..'!__;'��� t.4
&  CO.
For Fresh   Tobacco-  Cigars
Confectionery   and
Soft Drinks.
in connection
Isabel St.    Next Royal Bank
Comox Creamery
55c per lb. this week
1 -Cd ��J ���      *__7 lilllllo
Watchmaker Jeweler and Optician
Gives Special attention to the fitting of
Spectacles and  Eyeglasses���Each Ey_
Tested Separately
Prices away below  those   charged in
Vancouver or Victoria, at
Women, more than men, have excitable nerves, because
���ring work and physical strain tax their more delicate
nervous systems and bring premature age and chronic
weakness���unless treated intelligently.
Drug-laden pills and alcoholic concoctions cannot build up a
woman's strength, but the concentrated medicinal food properties in
build strength from its very source and are helping thousands
of women to gain control of their nerve power   overcome
tiredness, nervousness, impatience and irritability.
SCOTT'S is a liquid-food���free from drags.
SoM 4 IWwne. Toronto, Oat. UT
*__T"*~������-?���������! _ '. ���' -��� '---��� ' -' ._._T**"T_!-*-, !
Canada Stands Prepared To Continue Full Assistance
Bank of Montreal Meeting Marked by Striking References to Part
Played by Dominion, and Lays Down Policy for Country's
Guidance���Campaign of Thrift Strongly Urged.
Montreal. ���- Canada's position in
the great European war���the policy
the Dominion should follow iv. order
to be all the better prepared for post
war conditions���llic resolve of '.lie
counlry to continue to give, in youth
and money, full assistance to thc
great cause were among some oi" lhc
outstanding features of the -"9th Annual Meeting of the shareholders of
the Bank of Montreal, held at the
head office.
Tin importance of lhc announcements made and their bearing on
conditions thai the Dominion would
most likely have to meet seemed lo
impart a special significance to the
meeting, and the shareholders were
quick lo give their heartiest support
to the suggestions firmly offered tr
Sir Vincent Meredith, Bart,, President, and Sir Frederick Williams-
Taylor, the General Manager,
There was ii" misunderstanding
the firmness of the suggestions, -s it
was clearly shown that many of the
conditions thai prevailed ui trie, country were purely of a temporary character, and what was most important
was lo gel ready for the lime when
normal conditions only might exist.
In lhis connection il was jiointed
out that all efforts should he centred
on the attainment of three objects,
viz.; Economy, Production and Immigration, hut at the same time a
note of confidence was -r'ruek as to
the ability thc country would show
in dealing wilh any new problems
that mighi present themselves.
Sir Frederick made rpc".-;a! mention of Ihc record of the Staff of the
Bank of  Montreal overseas, saying!
"As for the Hrmk of Montreal contingent with ih. colors, 1 nave no
words sufficiently eloquent wherewith i" fully (.-.press oik pride in
their achievements, our gri.i in their
losses. Forty-eight per cut. of out
total mule staff, or 67 per cent, ci*
those of militarv age, have enlisted,
51 of our besl have been killed and
107 are wounded, missing or prisoners of war. Several of our men havc.
been decoralcd by the King for conspicuous valor, and the whole contingent ir; illustrious."
A very cordial demonstration was
given by the shareholders wncn Mr.
Yuile, on llieir behalf, asked to he
allowed to especially compliment Sir
Vincent Meredith on the great honor
which had been conferred upon him
during the course of the past year in
being rrcated a haroncl, Mr.
pointed out that tllis was regarded by
the shareholders not as an honor lo
Sir Vincent alone, but to the. Bank
as well, and the honor conferred was
alike popular with the shareholders
and llu public generally;
The vacancies on the Hoard of Directors wire filled by thc election oi
Captain Herbcrl Molson, of Montreal, and Mr. Harold Kennedy, o.r
Quebec, At lhe lir.*l meeting i the
new Board of Directors, Sir Vincent
Meredith, Bart,, was re-elected Pre-
ildcnt, and ihc "Vice-Presidency,
which had been vacant for 'he past
few year*, was re-established by the
appointment h Mr. C, it. Gordon,
i'i'- idcnl   ni lhc Dominicn   1 cxlile
Sir \ incent Meredith, Bart.. Pie*
sidenl. in referring to llie principal
developments of the yea- .-nd the
plans that should Ue laid lo cope w'th
freely her gallant youth and monetary means lo the great cause, upon
the success of which her liberties and
national existence so greatly depend.
"As the result of the phenomenal
crop of a year ago, coupled with vast
expenditures by the Allied governments in this country for munitions
and by our own Government for requirements in connection with the
war, high prices are being paid for
all classes of labor and trade conditions at the moment in Canada are
buoyant in nearly all lines oi business. Thc few exceptions will, generally speaking, bc found in industries
concerned with lhc production and
sale of luxuries.
"In a tiltle more Ihan a year, Canada has issued two Domestic Loans
amounting to $200,000,000, and the
Canadian Government has borrowed
in New York $05,000,000. The success of our internal loan.*, is a matter of pride and congratulation. It
is due largely to the spirit of loyalty
of our people and a determination to
all within them to bring th- war to
au early and successful conclusion,
"So far, a depletion of Bank deposits in consequence of these contributions has not taken place: in fact,
they show month by month ;; gratifying increase, it must not hc forgotten, however, that these increases
arc only partially due to the savings
of our people. They may be. account .
ed for Iv a very considerable extent
by the husbanding of resources by
our large corporation';. !
Sir Frederick Williams-Taylor, lhe
(ieiier.il Manager, dwelt especially
with the main features of the changes;
in the Hank's business during Ihel
course of the year and lhe manner in!
which Canada's adverse trade balance bad disappeared as though by
magic.   Sir Frederick said in .art:     I
"The  outstanding business  feature
in Canada is an  industrial condition j
more     abnormal  in  character     than |
ever before    in the  history    "f  this j
Bank or of lhis country.
"Canada sold her record crop "f
last year at high prices, as in the
years of thc American Civil War,
while this year wc arc disposing of ;i
moderate crop al such cteadilv
mounting prices that wc n_���'.n re..p
a golden harvest about equal in :'in-
ounl lo that of 1915. The total value
of last year's crop was $798,000,000.
"Our much criticized adverse, trade
balance has disappeared as though l.y
Yuile n"aj.ic, and our exports are now vastly in excess of our imports.
^ ''These are two obvious means of
lightcniii'T Canada's coming burden,
viz., thrill and immigration. The two
arc closely allied, for only by practising national and personal economy or thrift can wr reduce oi'i high
cost    of  living���that   most   ,;ftcclivc
harried tn immigration,   Uoon immigration ue mainly    depend for    'lie
fuller development ol our unsurpass
ed natural resources.
"Thriii is ovcrdui, but can It
started forthwith: immigration muii
wait, bin Bhould follow in natural sequence. I have no words al my
command wilh which to ad-ouauly
Urge ihe iiccessitj oi an rirjranlzctl
and an individual effort lo promote
thrift, Sane optimism and self-con
fidence are admirable national (ju.-.H-
ties, and should be lhc order ol ihc
Profiting by the War
Uncle Sam's Wealth Is Now  Fixed
at 320 Billions
"Since the beginning of the war in
Europe we of the United States have
sold to the warring nations and other
foreign countries our products to Ihe
amount of over nine billion dollars,
at liberal profits.
"We havc loaned them two billion
dollars at full interest.
"Wc have bought hack from ihem
our own securities to the amount of
three billion.
"We have given the warring countries, to relieve their endless forms of
distress and to answer their claims
on our pity and charity through the
Red (ross and all other agencies,
about   torty  million  dollars.
"We have gathered billions, (lowing in lavish streams. We have doled
out a  lew millions."
These figures wcrc given 'ny the
controller of the currency, John
Shelton Williams, iu an address sit
Norfolk, Virginia, before tin.' Southern Commercial Congress.
He said the latest available figures
pul the total wealth of this country
ai 3.0 billions���three times the
wealth calculated for the German
Empire iu 1911, aud morc than twice
the wealth of the entire British Empire as reported a few yean since ���
and he calculated that the lotil of all
American gifts to the distressed of
Europe, Asia and Africa has been
less than one-twentieth of one per
cent, ol the income of tlie American
people since the war began.
Asthma Victims.���Tlie man or woman subject to asthma is indeed a
victim. ""What can bc more 'errifyim;
than to suddenly be seized wit'.i paroxysms of choking which seem lo
fairly threaten thc existence of life
itself? From such a condition Dr. J.
D. Kellogg's Asthma Remedy has
brought many to completely restored
health, and happiness. It is known
and prized in every .section of this
broad land.
A Province of Small Farms
Prince Edward Island is a province
of comparatively small farms. There
are 14,361 holdings, Those classified
arc- fl) between 100 and 200 acres,
3,227; (2) between fifty and 100 acres,
5,494; (3) between ten and fifty acres,
3,849. * The. general run of farms
cover from fifty to 125 acres each.
Is Issuing a New Policy Contract Willi Up-
to-date Privileges
If you are buying Insurance, see our Policy first
A Fitting Memorial
Window   of Ypres   Glass for  Canadians Unveiled at Chailey,
A window containing Fragments of
glass from a Ypres cathedral Iris
been unveiled as a heritage in Craft
(chapel) at Chailey, Sussex, iu honor
oi ihc Canadians who fell en the
Y'prcs salient in France, On the
stained glass is ar: inscription within
a  wreath,  reading:
"This glass is the gift of i private
in the 29th (Vancouver) Battalion of
the Canadian expeditionary force.*,,
It is from the Church of St. Martial Ypres, and i.s placed here iu memory of lhe officers, N.C.O.'" and men
of lhe battalion who feli iu defense of
the Ypres s;.lieul during April to
.Inly, 1916."
The glass was donated uy lTp. VV.
11. Kipps. Maj. G, I. Gwynn attended
lhe service oil behalf of the hvtalisui,
Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper.
First Tommy (lo second Tommy,
who is haranguing German prisoners): Shut up, Alf! Can't ycr see llie
blighters don't understand Fliglish? j
And it's a blinkin' shame to waste
all that good bad language on 'cm I
Trolley Official (who happens to
be on a car that has struck a woman
and carried her for a block ou llie
fender): Wc will charge you nothing for the ride, ma'am, and will
also give you a transfer���this corporation has a soul.
Laundries and Crime
Among the many minor aids io the
detection of crime possessed hy Scot'
land Yard authorities none is more
efficient than thc "Register of L.uin-
dries," a Iiukc brass bound volume
containing lists of all establishments
in the kingdom where washing is
taken, together with the distinctive
signs and letters employed by each
in marking their customers' linen aud
Practically every laundry has ils
own private mail;, usually a combination of two or more letters of tilt
alphabet. Following these, ou each
article sent by a customer to the
wash Is a number corresponding to
the said customer's name in the
books of  the  concern.
ll is not difficult to sec how this
practice may be turned to the advantage of the police, and, as a matter o!
fact, it has been the means ol bring
ing to justice at one time and au
other quite a large numbci of ctinr
inals,��� London Mail.
Warts are unsightly blemishes, ami
corns are painful growths. Hollo
way's Corn  Cure will remove then:
A fishing vessel of Dutch invention
uses an electric ligiit lo entice fish
into a net beneath the hull, whence
a pump draws them hy suction into
a container within the craft,
Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, Etc
"\"ou seem to evrjeiy working with
a lawn-mower."
"Yes," replied Mr, Chuggins.   "It's!
a good deal of reliei to slow speed j
along with  a machine,    that doesn't j
burn gasoline or hav.- to he cranked
up." I
A Mean Advantage
'i  hear that Laura's    engngen
to the young minister i.s off."
"Why, yes she told me,    He
horribly jealous,and so unfair."
"In what way was he unfair?"
"Every time she would   make.
.engagement   to   go   motoring   *,
some other man lie could pray
WE can liv. without food, but not withoul; sleep.
Many will recall Dr. Tanner's 40 days
without food, but who could live ft single week
without sleep and retain their reason.
It is during sleep that the nervous syslem is re*
rtored, and tho nerve forco, consumed hy the aetivi-
tle�� of the day, is replaced.
Sleeplessness is cue of the first auu one of tht
most torturing symptom*! of nervous exhaust ion.
With sleeplessness you find nervous headache*,
tired, wornout feelings, indigestion, lack of energy
and strength. You are nervous and irritable, and
cannot compose yourself to rest or sleep.
The nerve force in the body U at low ebb, and
the feeble, wasted nerve cells must be nourished back
to health and strength by such treatment as Dr.
Chase's Nerve Food.
Yon must not, confuse this food cure with drug,
taken lo produce sleep, for it works ia an entirely
different) way. It is not a quick relief, but a rest*.*.
tiye, upbuilding treatment. As the nerves are .e-
vitalucd sleep comes naturally with its soothing ia.
fliwt"" (fcud hastens recovery.
them, said in parti "I hoped whni I
last had the pleasure of addressing When a mother detects iron; the
you that before this Annual Meeting writhing.- and fretting of a child that
the i nd of the cruel and devastating worms arc troubling ii she can prewar which liai convulsed Europe cure no better remedy than Milter's
would be, ii nol reached, at least Worm Powders, which are guaran-
within measurable distance. In this teed to totally expel ivorms Irom llie
expectation we have been disappoinI-'system, 'Ihey may cause vomiting,
ed. \n one can yel fix the dav of!'111- 'his need cause no anxiety, be-1
Ha termination, bul I am sure I ex- cause ii is bul a manifestation of
press your feelings when  1  say wcH-IP*r thorough work.   No worms can
fv?. ijff
these Howders
. say v.el""-11 i""iou_n
lold an unshaken confidence of the long exist whi
ultimali   victor-   of Britain and her used,
Allies,    Canada, inspired  by :.  deep-' ���	
rooted   loyaltj  to the   Empire, hash The passengers on a
grven  and  is blill  prepared  to give Wing a rough passage, and among
_-_ ���___ '"  ..     .. .     ��� --��� i them   were  a  judge  aud   ;,   bartistei.
The latter was very ill.    'flic judge,
,, . -     -, .perceiving hi-, friend's plight
r.yes inflamed by expo,   ed solicitously,    "Can  I  do I
i-i-'oS-n,_Ml_nd**l_|; f,,r ye,,,--"
FVAfi'S____'!i"S- W-1   "Yes," replied the
Mrs. JCiUoil Broek, Trenholmvllls, Que.,
writos :���"I want, to stats that I hav* Hover
t_k*n saythl-c to do mo so much food ss Pr
Chun's Nerve Food, snd I am never Without It
la ths house. I was so nervous I could not
sleep, but now I sleep soundly at nights ami
wtk* up feeling refreshed and ready (or tho
���lay's work. I used tb* Nervs Food (or mouths,
sod found that It. Just suits my needs, and has
built up the system, wonderfully. I know It In
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food lhat hu brought, shout
the gr��st changs ln my condition, and I ��m
thankful tor it,"
Dr. .Chase's Nerve Food, 50 cents a box. fi for
$2.50, all dealers, or Ed*n_nsori, Bates A Co., Limited,
Do not be talked into accepting a substitute.
Imitations disappoint,
fijLf-aMffc Ifranulafed Eyelids, ,
t)cr_e_,..j. No Smarting,
juit  Kye Comfort,    Al ,
Youi Dniggiifd 50c pei Bottle  Nirlse Eye !
Ialveinru_ei25c For.��._s|._e.ye.ree_'k '     -���'"���
Pn.���.<<uoiM-ri-e���.��g��aerWr.s..__'c��-i ! that I
  __  , I    She:
that a
W,     n.     u,     uw ��ble.
might overrule
Then perhaps you :������������
cannot support a wifc
Nol  in the least;  but
.vile mighi lind you iu,.
; fraitl
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XH-B   llEVJLEW.   CX)UKTNKlk   ���. C
Formidable  List  ol  Affronts   Engineered   by   Hohenzollern's
Calculated to Disturb the Peace of thc World, and Which
Culminated in 1 he Present War Cataclysm
'Willi hi
ol weapons
a moment's
has always been  a
turbine neighbor In
not 10
istentatiously lull
tee, and ready al
to use them, she
i unpleasant, dis-
,1'Uiope.    She got
thoroughly on the nerves of Europe;
there was' no peace near when- flic
dwelt. Il is difficull for ihose who are
fortunate, enough to live thousands
uf miles away to understand what il
lias incanl to those who live near."���
Premier Lloyd (ieorgc in the l-Iousi
oi Commons, December 19.
The following list of leading dales
since, the accession of ihe German
Emperor, says the Toronto Globe,
will help tu convey lo "ihose who are
fortunate enough to live thousands of
miles aw ay" an idea of the disturbing factor Prussia has been in Europe, It is scarcely necessary to go
hack to the llisniarckian intrigues
which led to the wars with Denmark
and Austria, with the utter sweeping
off the map of the Kingdom of Hanover and half a dozen principalities,
nor to llie doctored telegram from
Ems Bv which Bismarck perverted a
peace offer by the then French monarch into an intolerable threat of war
on Prussia, because he cynically
knew Prussia was ready and that
France had been spied out from Saar-
breucken to Paris.
1888���Accession of German Emperor.
1889���First visit of Kaiser to Constantinople.
1890���"Graceful concession" of
lSyS���Kaiser's telegram to Kruger
after Jameson raid, congratulating
liim ou repelling thc invaders "without provoking the aid of friendly
Russian Emperor's proposal lo reduce armaments leading to Hague
1899���Oct. 11, Boer war broke out.
Oct. 18, German Emperor said:
"Wc arc in bitter ni ed of a strong
navy." ,
1900���German navy bill amending
that of 1898, providing for 38 battleships, 14 large cruisers, 18 small
cruisers and 97 destroyers, all to bi
ready in 1917.
1901���German Navy league propo-
gauda made great advance; $.50,000
Misery Caused by Germ-ins
Haunts Cardinal Mercier
He    Declares    Regulations    Which
Violate Rights Do Not Rind
the Conscience
A. Bruynscels, representing Cardinal Mercier in Holland, furnishes
the following text of an address delivered by thc Archbishop of Malines
on November 26, in the Collegiate
church of St. Gudule, Brussels. The
Cardinal said:
"Thc four or live weeks that I have
just passed have been perhaps the
most painful of my life, thc most anguishing in my episcopal career. The
fathers ami mothers who are pressing about this pulpit will understand,
"I havc seen hundreds of my floek
adding  three  new     ballleships     and
15,1)00 men to the German navy.
Special   vole   of   $250,000,000 %fer
Gcrraaw, war   equipment,   fortifications, and capital preparatioi
to ho paid July 1, 1914,
July���Winston Churchill introduc
cd his lirst supplementary estimates
for the na\>-; amounting lo $4,950,000,
saying lhcy were directly caused   by diocese were taken by force into
German increases in '������ ���       ���
r wav j jn peril, and in tears.    During
days, on .Sunday, Monday and Tuesday last from morn lo eve, I went
about Ihe regions whence the foremost workmen and    artisan
and    1,010
visit   to
as an in-
icr nav
Lord    llaldanc    sent    on
peace mission to Berlin,
September, Winston Churchill's
second definite offer of lhc "naval
holiday."    Refused by von Tirpitz.
1912- Balkan war, overthrowing
Turkish power in Europe and slinking
Austria-Hungary's position because
Serbia made such headway.
Austria-Hungary invited Italy to
help iii crushing Serbia, but Italy tc-
1913���British naval estimates rose
for the lirst time to ovcr $250,000,000
a year���all falling on fewer than -10,
(.1110,000 people.
1914���Kiel Canal deepened to lake
super-Dreadnoughts. Kaiser elated
at opening in June; war declared on
August 2.
"Now that this great war has been
forced by ihc Prussian lcade
would be folly not to see to it
this .swashbuckling throughout the
streets of Europe and this disturbance of peaceful citizens is dealt with
here and now as lhc most serious offence against the law of nations.
"Wc propose, therefore, at an early-
date, to summon an Imperial conference and place the whole position before the dominions arid lake counsel
with them as to what further action
they aud we should lake together in
order to achieve an early and complete triumph for the ideals they and
we are lighting for."���Premier i loyd
George, December 19, 1916.
A Canadian Officer Describes a Recent Visit to the Pleel Which
is "Somewhere in the North Sea," and is Impressed
by  the   Spectacle   of   Britain's  Might
For    some time past    an arrange*
expended on it
1901���.April    -I,
1905���March 5,    Kaiser's
Tangier to "visit the Sultan
dependent ruler," soon after Russian
exhaustion  at  Mukden.
Delcasse, who had promoted the
Entente Cordiale, sacrificed to placate German threats. The same case
Of "mailed fist" in diplomacy.
1906���Reduction of Britisii naval
shipbuilding program by twenty-live
per cent, in battleships, sixty per
cent, in destroyers and thirty-three
per cent, in submarines.
Germany added six large cruisers
to her program.
1907���English-Russian rapprochement in Turkestan. Kaiser's 'doit to
Kngland, friendly speeches at thc
Guildhall and Windsor, with spies
Offer of Great Britain to reduce
shipbuilding program from four to
three Dreadnoughts, followed by fur
thcr offer a year later to reduce from
lour to two.
Kaiser refused to listen to lhe idea
of limitation of armaments.
1908���New German navy law added four more Dreadnoughts to tho
licet and four more to lhc actual
year's program.
King Edward's visit t" Berlin and
von    JIcllimann-HollSveg's    proposal
that England remain neutral in any
German war so as to improve Angle-
German relations.
Kaiser's second visit to Constantinople Just after Armenian massacres,
declaring hiiusilf "protector mil only
of the Turks but of   all   M_hoinmc-
October���Annexation of Herzegovina-Bosnia    by    Austria-Hungary.
Protest of Serbia to Kussia.
1909���Ultimatum "in shining armor." Russian government told thai
Germany would mobilize if il did not
desist in support of Serbia's prfltcsl
���"in Austria,
British Government hurries shipbuilding, putting on the slocks eighl
Dreadnoughts, with the Dreadnought
cruisers of  New  Zealand, Australia,
Increase of Krupp's workmen by
.16,000.    , .   x
1911���July 1, the German gunboat
Panther se.nl to Agadir to defy lhe
Franco-British agreement on Morocco. The same day Great Britain
was informed that Germany wanted
to settle thc Moroccan question between Prance, Spain and Germany,
with England left out.
July 21, Sir Edward Grey informed
Germany that she could not Stand
aside, and Lloyd George at the bankers' dinner spoke significantly of
"treating England as if she were of
no account in the cabinet of nations,"
July 24, afler conference at Pols-
Jam, Germany "climbed down."
1912���New    German    army    law
,  raised the peace strength to 870,000
ateu, and the fifth naval bill passed,
Stock Feeding: Experiments
Cheap Shelter for Feeding of Prairie
Cattle in Winter
The usual apology i'or so few livestock seen cm the average prairie
farm is the lack of capita-^, suitable
buildings or .shelters; fences, maiket
facilities and waicr supply. Oi
these, perhaps the greatest barriers
to contend with are the lack of suitable buildings and abundant water
For the past few years thc Indian
Head Experimental Farm has conducted experiments in steer-feeding
wilh thc object of comparing various
shelters, such as the stable, the open
corral with a high-board fence, the
straw-covered shed and the bush or
straw slack shelter.
During the winters of 1913-14 and
1914-5, which were rather mild, the
average, daily gain per steer win tired outside was 1.95 and 1.75 pounds
respectively. However, the winter of
1915-16 was unusually severe and
.llie average mean temperature for
December, January and February
was 5.40 degrees. Nevertheless, the
average daily gain per steer under
the various otiisidc shelters was 1.65
pounds. It is obvious from lhe above
results that the question of buildings
need not deter a man from riitering
the livestock business. Feeders do
relatively belter outside than when
housed in expensive barns.
With prairie hay at $10 per Ion and
feed grain at 1 11 cents per pound
or $25 per ton, a fair average profit
may be realized each year, with manure as a by-product. A market is
thus provided for rough feeds   and
low grade grain grown on the farm.
Where naliirnl shelters BUCll nr*
scrub and brush are not available a
corral with a board fence about vv
en feet high and a rough straw covered Blied, open to llic SOIllll, will
provide sufficient    shelter from    the
stormy weather, These shelters are
easily and cheaply    constructed on
the average farm, and will hc found
satisfactory for all classes of live*
slock. Weil-fed cattle are not averse
to cold weather, providing they can
get out of the wind. The shed and
also a space in from should be kept
well bedded with straw, and almost
nvairiably Uie cattle will choose to
lie in front except on very cold days.
ue. At Wavrccourt, St. Elienne, Tu-.
bizc and Braine L'Alleud, I entered
more Ihan a hundred half empty
homes. Husbands were absent, children were orphans, sisters, sad eyed
aud with inert arms, sat beside their
sewing machines. A gloomy silence
reigned in ihese, cottages. It was as
though there was a corpse ill the
house. But hardly had I addressed a
word of sympathy to the mother
when there was an outburst of sobs
and lamentations, of angry tones
with movements of magnificent pride.
"The memory of Ihose. heartbreaking scenes never leaves me. I
would like to hurry to Antwerp, Tir-
lemont, Diesi���wherever ihey are repeated, wherever there is-sorrow lo
assuage, tears to dry, hearts lo console. But 1 cannot. Eager to do it
though 1 am, 1 have neither the
3, il J strength nor the lime. Therefore, dear
that brethren,! thought I would come to
you iu the centre of the diocese and
of our country.
"I say\o you my brethren, without
hate or a spirit of reprisal, that I
should be unworthy of this episcopal
ring which the church placed upon
my linger, and of this cross which
she placed upon my breast, if, obeying a human passion, I hesitated to
proclaim that law violated remains
none the less law and that injustice
based on force is none the less injustice.
"But peace is only possible in or-
d< r, and order reposes on justice
and charily, We want ordefand it
is for this reason lhat from the veiy
first day 1 asked that no active resistance bc opposed to lhe power of occupation, and that regulations which
did not violate our Christian con
science or our patriotic dignity, Sn
submitted to without revolt.
"However, tiie occupying powei
ought also to desire order; thai is lo
say, respect of our rights and of our
engagements. Man in a civilized
country has a right to freedom of llis
labor. He has a right to his home
He has a right to reserve his scrviei
for his fatherland.
"Regulations   which   violate
rights do not bind the conscji r
Caring for Wounded
Accommodation    Secured, by Hospi-
. tabs Commission in Six
The Military Hospitals Commission, which has now 2,615 invalided
soldiers under its charge iii Canada,
has made further arrangements to accommodate 1,600 more patients at
various centres throughout Canada.
Theso latter are ihc first instalment
of the "bed rases." A large number
of the. 20,000 Canadian sick and
wounded now in British hospitals
come under tlie. class which, according to the new policy, can bc sent
home to Canada for further surgical
and medical treatment, The additional accommodation secured for
this class of patients is distributed
as follows: Montreal���In the Royal
Victoria Hospital, SO; in a wing of
the Grey Nunnery, now- partly occupied by convalescents, 300; Ottawa���
St. Luke's Hospital, SO; Kingston ���
Queen's University, 600; Winnipeg ���
General Hospital, 100; Edmonton ���--
Strathcona Hospital, 150; Vancouver
���General Hospital, 300.
For convalescents the Commission
has secured in .Montreal the Loyola
Building, henceforth to lie known as
the Drummond Street Military Convalescent Hospital, li ��ill house 200
men, and will also accommodate the
"ommission's Montreal office, now
in the Drummond Building, St. Catherine strcit.
In British Columbia
Convalescent  Hospital
supplemented by Rest
ding  erected   as  a   srtnil
the    war at Sidney,
miles  from  Victoria;
200 men, or double the
The 2,615 invalided soldiers nude
the. Commission's guardianship's
the beginning of this mouth are clas
ment has been in
adian oi'liccrs who
front arc enabled
fleet. Many have
of tlio opportunil
that interest iu thi
and appreciation of
whereby i. an-
invc been at the
) visit the, grand
railed themselves
with the result
ivork of the navy
what it means to
Rum Rations
Only Supplied to the Troops Under
the Strictest Supervision
Since the beginning of the war the
Women's Christian Temperance
union has carried forward in earnest campaign through petitions and
appeals, against lhe "rum rations"
which were formerly distributed so
freely, and with disastrous results,
physically and morally, to many ol
the soldiers. It will be a matter of
great rejoicing that Mrs. S. R,
VVriglu, of London, Ont, the president of lho Dominion Women's
Christian Temperance union, has received the following letter from the
"I am direeled to acknowledge tlie
receipt of your letter, and ill reply to
inform you lhal rum is only issued
to the Iroops under the strides
supervision, and when considered
necessary by the general officer commanding, and ihis only through the
recommendation of the medical officer."
This is certainly better than tin
indiscriminate handing" oul of th*
"nun ration." Let us hope ih.-.i tin
general officer commanding may
have llie urws of a Kitchener or ,i
Roberts, and the medical officer] the
scientific knowledge of a Sir Victor
Horseley, as to llie effect of intoxicants upon tlle efficiency, the courage ami the endurance of the soldier-,
���Methodist Church Bulletin,
Recognizing the Situation
Wc recognize lhal the whole ivar
today i.s in llie main a question of
labor resources, and England has
taken the lead in (lie wielding together of all labor resources. That wc
will recognize and from that wn will
learn. Thanks lo her immense achievements in this sphere, our most
dangerous enemy has arrived at a
position iu which she is able to set
enormous weapons againsl us, It is
thc battle of lhc Somme, above all,
lhat teaches us lhis.- Berlin Loknlan-
llie    |*SI
uim alt
is now
to be
a buil-
ll   will
at lis-
silled as follows: Convalescent hospitals, 1,290 in-patients, and 811 out-patients; tuberculosis sanatoria, 459 inpatients, and 27 out-patients; insane
asylums, 2S.
In view of ihe rapid growth of the
Commission's work, Dr. W. W*. Chip-
man has been appointed Medical Inspector of Hospitals. In assisl Lieut.-
Col, A, Thompson-M.J >., At.''., Lhe
Medics! Superintendent.
Ihe army in the field has been greatly stimulated among thc Canadian
fighting forces.
An officer just returned from such
a visit says:
"It is impossible to give a person
who has not seen the miles upon
miles of ballleships airy real idea ol
the navy. Words are too feeble.
Modern battleships in dead weight
tonnage arc bigger than grcit li- rs
such as the Olympic. Imagine an earless chain of these���ta,. tn.t . ._��
almost out of sight from the ia.;���
turning and twisting, the while
.steaming at great speed and doing
all these evolutions with the -i-_t.r-
ity of a fleet of motor boats on regatta days.
"During all the manoeuvres ��� _.id
they seem lo havc as many formations as iu lhe army���the great ship,
always maintain the >urue distance
from onc another. Destroyers daaSi
around like mad things. _-C-flr*___-
the battle squadron i- doing Us uvra
Thc dexterity witli which _____
craft, large an ! small _t__ -, _n
handled would be a revelation to ������':���
expert yachtsman or the iteamboat
man of thc 'akc;. r'��� ��� __e_ .: our
navy are everlastingly training _n_
becoming more efficient-"
A question was asked ~ :.:__:,;
"Everyone understands that so tat-
as operating in home waters ____)
wcrc settled a year ago. Us ij warn
operate out in the deep sea imi :
submarine in that '..-;-.:-���: j
like a minnow in Lake Superior '.';���
arming oi all merchant shi. I .':ii
reduce the number of the titter ___*���
stquently'sunk by 80 per ������- Ona
out of every Sve ich ���-���
guns arc lost, while four out
five without guns _ic_
lacked arc lost. One of the ir____t_
of a ship possessing g'-ns i.s ti;:'.t i
submarine will submerge rather boat
expose itself to attack."
ow   ___rj
i ���
Drummer Boy V. C.
Decorated by King
Gallant Action of Scotch Boy Saves
Critical Situation
i'he story of the dauntless bravery
of Drummer Ritchie of the Scaforth
Highlanders, which resulted in the
rallying of wavering units during an
attack on enemy positions, was related to the King at Buckingham Palace, when His Majesty decorated the
hero with the V.C., says an English
The Scaforth Highlanders, during
an attack on ihe German positions,
saw many of lhe leaders of the at-
Drink's Inroads
On Foodstuff.
! Britain Must Take Drastic Miasurss
With Drink Problem ia Order
to Win the War
That the economic necessities cr_>
atcd by thc war call for th: pre    ..*
tion of all alcoholic drinks for bev-.-
age purposes is seen in the _m*qr__ots|
I wastage of foodstuffs in brewing _n<i
distilling.    Li reply to a quesrion ia
'the British Commons it ivas omeially
stated that, after careful inquiry respecting the quantities ol materials
used in the production of beer _r_i
spirits in the United Kingdom, approximate figures for the twihre
months ended September 30 la_t ���
two    years after the    declaration  A
tacking forces killed or wounded, and war���showed that nearly two million
iu lhe face of terrific machine-gun. tons of foodstuffs had been diverted
lire, and showers of bombs, our men, from tho breakfast table to the beer
were  wavering,  and   some   were  be-(saloon.
Uf barley alone, l,.'2-t,*00 ton�� veie
I   to tin- call    valiantly, audi Although    home-grown   gram
i cheer    thej    broke    into the;largely employed,    il is ODviotl
A Sure Cure
did ynu cure yours
���If of fit-
"I left a lot of my day's work unfinished and tried to slay awake and
do il at night,"���Boston Transcript.
Food Investigations
Food prices arc affected, probably,
by federal and state investigations,
by the press hullabaloo and by the
boycotts that have their day. For
there must be a large number of remorseless business men at various
strategic points in the process of
food distribution who, under whatever pretext, will charge as high prices as lhe trade will bear. They will
even squeeze tlie consumer to the
limit of his endurance. It is well,
therefore, for the consumer lo yell
bloody murder, or its equivalent,
soon enough to inform Ihe very unpopular gentlemen who manipulate
the squeeze game lhat there is danger ahead. The makers of pricrs can
be scared oftentimes into price, reductions, and lhe governnieni, botli state
and federal, may aid the consumer in
this battle by starling investigations
and even prosecutions in case thc
monopoly or conspiracy laws appcar
ley have been violated.���Sprlngficl
ginning to retire. Grasping lhc situation, the drmuliKT, without receiving
orders, raced llirougli Ihe fire and,
mounting the parapet of a German
trench, stood exposed In ill deadly
lire 'if the enemy, wildly beating lhe
charge. I'he wavering units respond
strongly-held  enemy positions.
Not conteul  with this    gallant action, Ritchie during    lhc    day
tinned   to run backwards   and
wards  over   lire-swept  ground     wiih
"eftcr-pinning lhe V.C. on the
young hero's breast, llis Majesty, in
llie presence of Sir Pcrtab Singh, lhe
Rajah of Ratlam, and a number of
Indian officers who are spending a
short leave from the front iu Kngland, shook hands with him most
cordially, and heartily congratulated liim upon his gallant deed.
used in brewing and distilling; corn
aud oilier grain amounted to 305,1/6
Ions; rice, rice grits, llak-jd rice,
maize _rit-, flaked maize, and similar preparations, 65,578 tons, sugar,
119,999    tons; molasses,    41,1.15 tons.
the diversion of these ioodstuits from
food purposes accounted for an enor-
con-jmous amount of unnecessary imports
,-,-,,._    ,   .    .-__...____:__  ....:_   __   ..... *
nd i corrcspondln:
cantile shipping at ;
shipping problem is
this means in actual
wns officially stated
strain in incr-
, time when the
so acute. What
shipping tonnage
in a parliam en-
Education From Aeroplanes
When Andrew Carnegie started to
build his Hague Palace of Peace 1
suggested to him to spend his 810,-
000,000 more usefully in a republican
propaganda campaign throughout
Germany and Austria. Now that both
countries are one large fortress, all
we havc left by way of instrument to
spread the truth among their inhabitants is the aeroplane. If 1 had tbe
fortune of being listened to by the
entente I would advise them instead
of throwing aerial bombs, to fit out
regular educational aero-caravans,
throwing down, among others, German editions of some of your editorials-Letter by "All Austrian," in
the New York Tillies.
tary paper. For the twelve months
covered by these returns, during a
most crucial period oi the war, the
materials used in the British brewing
and distilling industries represented
imports of 2,400,000 measured tons
of forty cubic feet. Approximately
this is equivalent to onc million tons
net register of shipping. Food is one
of the di icnnining factors in this
war, Britain cannot afford to ignore
the inroads that drink production
makes on both shipping and food in
war time.���Toronto Globe.
To   mark   rattle   for Identification
an   inventor  lias   patented   stud   bullous lhat can   bc   clamped    llirougli
' their ears.
The Way it Seemed
Wiilard and Annie were out motor*
ing, and Annie insisted that he allow
her to run thc car. After some persuasion, he reluctantly acquiesced,
and his fears soon were realized.
"Oh, Willard," the girl cried, ex-.
citcdly, "take it quick! Here comes i
ditch I"���Everybody's.
A benevolent old lady saw an urn
fortunate motorist coming out from
underneath a wrecked car. "My pool
boy," she said, "arc you covrreor"
"Yes," replied thc motorist, "with
mud, blood, chagrin and ius-nuKe'* THE COURTENAY REVIEW
The Cnnrtpnav Review Tllese flkn'rt's show tl,e val,,eof the
1 uc v_,ou_ienay rxeview foregt re80urce so far as the pro.
And Comox Valley Advocate vincial government is concerned for
A   W ieky  Newspaper,   Pubished  at    j,s jncome,    The annual   value   to
Courtenay, Ii. i'. I the province   in   wages,   supplies,
NiH.BbDBN, Editor and Proprietor |lranBp0rtation,    etc,,   is   between1
J?  . "MJ
^���_^_r_._^Ji/ t*f \S ****** I
fViii'i-_r-i*'Tii;;'r.*:'-,n-- "
Bubseiiption *l Ml per Year in Advance
THURSDAY JAN,  ..*, 1917
In spite of the deplorable legar-
thy on the.part of the many who
.should and could enlist, recruiting
slill continues and is supported by
the steady accession of men with I
responsibilities. The inland Water
Transport hns secured a splendid
body of men from this province,
the same may be said of the Royal
Flying Corps, and of the Royal
Navy. The 230th Forestry '.Batt,
lately secured a fine body of men
representative of the logging and
lumbering industry, who will by
their labors freee a large number of
combatant soldiers at present engaged in cutting timber iu Europe.
The 88th Regiment, and the 50th
Gordon Highlanders still need many
men to supply the call for drafts,
to be raised from Vancouver Is.,
aud the 5th Regt Canadian Garrison.Artillery, which artracts the
best class of men allround, is receiving recruits desirous of proceeding with the next overseas
draft. Those who havc been to the
front say that Canada would do
.more than she has done, or is doing
did she realhe what the Mother*
li nd is doing, in common with the
other countries of the Entente.
The bitterest struggle is still to
come, and a re-ally united Empire is
required to achieve victory,
thirty and forty million dollars.
Statistics recently published show
that the actual receipts of the provincial government from the forest
revenue during the month of November last amounted to $18.*-, 780,
or over $6000 a day. Timber ."ales
recorded covered a total of eighteen
Notes by the Way
The value of the crop of wheal,
cats and barley of the three Prairie
Provinces for 1916 wus $4.6,.179,550
as against $391,947,000 for 1915's
large crop, and $250,654,000 for
the crop of 1914,
Application will be tiKide at the
tbe forthcoming session of tbe
Legislative Assembly for the incorporation of the Citv of Port Mann.
This is good news for many investors iu this district, that is, piovided
that the municipal taxes do not exceed those hitherto levied,
In vivid contrast to the aspir iti*
ons of Port Maun, South Vancouver wants to be taken over by Vancouver, or at least nursed by the
provincial government until it gets
more robust.
Apparently the lack of industries
in any municipality is responsible
for the present distress, tor while
South Vancouver wishes to be anything but a separate municipality
North Vancouver, with its shipyards, creosoting plant, mills, etc.,
resents the idea of being joined up
with Vancouver
The exports of Canadian farm
produce 'animal and agricultural)
for the twelve months ending September, were:
1913 $210,284449
1914 241,145.320
1915 220,771,143
1916 507,786.869
The annual convention of the
B C. Dairymen's Association, of
which Mr. W Duncan is president
will be held on Thursday and Friday, January 25th and 26th. in the
An at
Jan. 20
Muslins and Cambric
Nightgowns, Combina-
nations, U n d e rskirts,
Princess Slips, Corset
Cover*, etc.
Special Bargains in
Embroidery & Laces
million feet of sawlogs estimated to
produce a total revenue of  $58,600' I, O. O F. hall, Nanaimo
ultimately,     The  sawlogs  scaled .tractive and interesting programme
during the month amounted to over has been  arranged,   including   an
feet   hoard   measure    address by Hon  John Oliver,
TUT'PS? V .?___���
e bSI:..__'D 11 __��_&_
$ 25.OO   tor   $21.SO
GO OO     '��� 43.CO
100.00     "        se.oo
Embroidery Edgeings 3,
4, and 5 inch widths at
10c per yard.
Corset Cover Embroidery
at 35, 40, 45 cents per
Flouncings, Skirtings,
and All-over embroidery
all at sale prices
500 yards white flannel-
t-Ue at 10c per yard
300 yards heavy striped
Flannelette at 7 yds. for $1
Extra wide width Flannel, tte,   best quality, 5
yards for $1.
Heavy   brown  Turkish
towelling at SOc per pair
Large size Turkish towels at 60c per pair.
JAN. o, 101V
riNflrroe   Dbpartm.nt
Esquimalt   &   Nanaimo   Railway
Through Passenger Trains leave Courtenay 11:35 on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday for Victoria  and  Way Stations
RETURNING���Arrives at Courtenay at
16:10, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
Steamship tickets on alljlines to all parts
of the world. For particulars etc., address
Dill. Puituger Agent, Victoria
Agent Courtenay, Phone R 60
The Correct Shoe
for  Women
The tendency in fashionable costuming to make
the feet more noticeable
caused us to stock an
unusually attractive
range of styles n Invictus shoes for women
Ladies High   Top Black
Patent shoes with white
Kid  uppers,  black buttons and Louis heels
Ladies High Top Black
Vici Kid shoes with Gray
and Bronze Clo'h Tops
Buttton, with Louis heels
Ladies High top Velour
calf shoes with black
cloth tops, Buttons, with
Military heels
Ladies    Black    patent
pomps, with   white kid
uppers and Louis heels
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Royal StandardlFlour   ; <$^%
���is iiiilkrl from wheat bought In- our
own experts who hive explicit instructions to "buy only tlie best���always'."
When whcr.it " stunts up" to our
standard of excelleuce, then, and then
only is it milted into
Vim cau depend on this -absolutely.       ��_,
At yonr grocers -each sack  bears  ih i
trademark���tl-.e Circle " V."
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Crown and   Bridge Work
Painless Extraction
Fees Moderate All Work Guaranteed
Office Open Tuesday, January 9th
Touring $495 ;   Runabout $475
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Auto, Launch, Motor Cycle, Gas Engine and
Bicycle Supplies,   Repairing, etc.
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It is one of the odd things in this world that the quickest
way is almost invariably the simplest and the best.
It is so with the Telephone. It is instantaneous in action
and absolutely certain in transmission of sound. You know
that what you sav is going as you said it, and you know the
next moment that it has been heard.
Nothing excels the Telephone in sureuess and speed,
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Next to Hardy & Biseoe
When  In Doubt
Play Trumps
Willard's Harness Emporium
Fine Showing of Horse Blankets,  I,ap
Rugs' (.loves. Trunks, Suit Cases, lite.
Harness Repaired Neatly
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Have Goard Tune Your Piano
Factory Experience
Recommends Jroni   Leading  Musicians
from the Atlantic to tlie Pacific.    Copies
of sniiie furnished Oil request
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Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by chequo (freo of exchange at
any chartered Bank in Canada) at the rate of five per cent per annum from tho dato of
Holders of this stock will have the privilege of surrendering at par and accrued interest,
as the equivalent of cash, in payment of any allotment made under any future war loan issuo
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Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.
A commission of one-quarter of one per cent will be allowed to recognized bond and
stock brokers on allotments made in respect of applications for this stock which bear their
For application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Ottawa.
OCTOBER 7th, 19(6.
No rust can attack the flues because they are so thor-
o:i��-hly aluminized, and they economize nearly every bit
of heat.
Before you invest in a new range let me show you the
Kootenay's sensible ideas for saving time and labor.
For sale by C. H. Tarbell & Son, Courtenay
"Produce more in 1917"���Hon. Martin Bun-ell, Dominion Minister oi Finance.
WE are exteneiiiT our already extensive field seed business for
1917. It is tlie desire of the Canadian Government that tlie
people produce as much -is possible during the ensuing year,
and we are arranging with tlie leading dealers throughout British
Columbia and Alberta to carry a complete line of ROYAI;
STANDARD I-IKI.D SEEDS. These seeds are the choicest it is
possible to secure in the World's Markets. They are Government
inspected and carefully selected for purity.
Seeds should be purchased early as prices inevitably advance as
tlie Season progresses. In all probability the market will be short
and it will be difficult later in the year to make purchases.
Order ROYAI, STANDARD Field Seeds NOW. If vour dealer
cannot supply you write us and we will ship to you direct,
Vancouver Milling & Grain Co. Ltd.
F, A. Bovitig, Field Husbandry
Department, University of B. P.,
Prof. J, A, McLeau, Animal Husbandry Dept, University of B, B.,
Geo, Barr, Chief of the Dairy Division, Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, C. Parker. Dairy Commissioner, Alberta,  W.   A.   Tiernev.
Silvana,   Wash.    In   addition   to 	
the above speakers, it is expected ** <
that Hon. John Oliver. Minister of _-��-
Agriculture, and Mr.  Win.   Scott,   TUPPf)       PEARSE
Deputy  Minister  of   Agriculture, | �����J1U      r__ftIW__
will attend  and   deliver  addresses j
during the convention. j
Presbyterian Church
St. Andrews'  Sandwick
Service _ p.m.     Sunday School
and Bible Class 3 p. m.
Sunday School und  Bible Clas
10:30 a.m.   Evening service 7:30
, p. ni. All welcome
Barrister aud  Solicitor,   N'ot-ry
I Phone 6
Bees and Dairying
Within the course of the next
few davs the publications Branch,
Department of Agriculture, will
have circular No, n, Honev Production in B. C. 1916, and Circular
No. 12, for distribution,   No.   12,
Seed growers Directory
The first of these two publications deals with the 1916 honev crop
iu this province and will be of
great interest to all bee keepers and
others interested in the industry.
Circular No. 12 as the name implies is a list ol* British Columbia
seed growers. Inimedidtely following the seed fairs held last
month all those who exhibitep
were circularized and asked to inform the Department regarding the
amount of seed, if any, they had
for sale and the price asked   tor it,
This list is being published in or
der to encourage persons willing to
purehas- seed to spend their money
in B. C, instead of sending east or
into the United States for their
1917 supply.
Any person wishing to obtain a
copy of either of these two circulars
-should write to lhe Publications
Branch, Department of Agriculture
Vict.ria, aud tlte requests will be
attended to as soon as the circulars
are delivered from the King's Printer.
British Columbia Dairymen are
looking forward with keen (interest
to the annual convention of the B.
C, Dairymen's Association which is
to be held at Nanaimo, January 25
and .6.
Dr. T A. F. Wianke, Acting
Secretary of the Association has
announced that among the principal speakers will be Dt. S. F, Tol-
inie, B. C. represenfative of the
Dominion Live Stock Branch, Prof
Cannot be done any
better or any cheaper anywhere else in
B. C.  than at the
The following are the  contributors to
the Overseas Tobacco Fund.    $100.20.
The folltwlng contributed 25 cents each.
Mrs. T. Wood
R. M. Halliday
R, 1'lews
M. Ball
II. Clarke
11, W. lieberden
J. Turnlmll
M. Coe
R. Perrott:
F. Janes
T. Hinds
J. Atkinson
C. Jackson
W. McQulllau, Mrs. Gibson. V. Childs,
Mrs. F. Janes, P, Swan, C. Campbell,
C. Thornlierry, I'. Movitz, Mrs. G.
Pierce, h. Osborne, W. Hodgson, Miss
li. McQuillan, Miss J, McQuillan, F.
Cliilds, J. Holmes, G. I.eighton, K.
Sharp, C. JneUson, Mrs, Marshall, S,
Vass, R. Cliffe. II. Grant, H. Dayley,
Itj Hoiirne. W, Brown, Rev. II. Collison
J. Gurney,' G. Russel, W; Carroll, J.
D._ge'rwood. K, Robertson, T- Crockett,
K.-Austin; J. Martin, J. Goodfellow, C.
I Ham's, W. Fletcher, W. Mcliryde, P.
Iliooiii, W. Gwyer, J. Irwin, Mrs. Harris
'Mrs. Hamilton', S. Ola.
The following contributed 30 cents,
1;. Hi coe.
The following contributed60 cents.
C. Willard.
The following contributed 50 cents,
Rev. J, Willemar, II. Carwithen, P.
Booth, T, Itooth, A Carwithen Mrs. M,
Carwithen. C. Williams V. Dayley, N.
Harvey, H. West, II, Davidson.' j". Ati-
ken. I). Oliver, P., McBryde, I/. Anderton, Mrs. M. Perez, Iv. Etude, T. Johnston, G, Tarbell, Qltoil I.ee, R. Grieve,
Co'pp llros., R. Peudergast. vV. Suttliffe
II. I.oggie, R. Hurford, J. Mclntyre, K.
.Miyamoto, Yaininnoto. A, I.edinghain,
ft. I.e.linghnin, Mrs. K. McDonald, J.
Aitken. C. Brown, II, Beadnetl, Theed
Pearse, 1,. Cliffe, A. Hogg, I'. Biseoe,
II. Hnylev, H. Sleeniau, G, Game, K.
Robetts, W. Willard, R. Filberg, W,
Swan, J. Parkin, II, Gurney, K. Clayton
W. Oage, I), llubar, J. Green, Mr . M,
Piercv, J. Siiton. Mr, Taleshi, IJ. Swan,
P. Mnchili,
Tlie following contributed $1,00,
Mrs. M. Mitchell, Miss Rose Milllgatl
Capt. Vigors, w. Diu-cnn, \v.   Beech, J,
Crockett, J, Aston, G, Hardy,- II. Stewart, M. I,. A., P. Smith,  a.  Urquhart,
C, Siniins, J. Urquhart, Mrs.   Moualinn,
A, Stenllouse, \v, Aitken, Mrs   I, Piercy
T, Aitken, U. Allen, Parkin llros,  Gen.
, Clayton, \v, Urquhart, A,   Hilton,  John
BlackblirU) A. Salmond Sr. R. Carwithen
A. Kerton,   R.   Masters,   1'.   Atkinson,
\v. Smith, I). KIlRjitrick, J. uclreocl, O,
Davis; S. Calhoun, T. Smith. J, Mclvor.
1 Mrs. C. Ilenslev, Mr, I'lilbert, G. Harvey
j 11. Stiles,   [,.    Cokeley,   J.   Stev-111011,
1 Messrs. Hickman and EJng and,
j    The following contributed $2.00 '
Miss lleiu-y Smith, J. W, McKenzie Sr.
II. Mooring, T. Smith,
j    The following contributed $2,50,
'     II, Scott Porteous, Mrs, Porteous.
Cumberland Hotel
Good Accomodation       Cusine Execllea
Wm. Merryfield
Palaee Livepy
Horses and  Buggies for  Hire _.
Terms cash.
We also attend to wood hauling
Courtenay Phone j-;
Courtenay Tailor
Ladies and Gents Suits
Suits $27 up
Pants $7 up
Cleaning and
$ .75
Suits          $1.25 up
Coats                  .75
Pauls                  .50
Skirts                  .50
Vests                   .55
Dresses              1.74
"t ,
Overcoats          1.25
Rep .irii
ig, Htc.
Gents 1
:lotliea kept In order by the
111011 tli
, $2.50
I have just installed a cider mill
and am prepated to make cider
every day. Bring your apples and
cider vessels.
Haney   I.  Kushida
Store, Dillon St., Courtenav
First-Class Plumbing
Hot Water and Steamfitting
Jackson & Whittle
Phone o
Sand and Gravel
Rates Reasonable
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Buggies and Express Wagons
All Rigs Guaranteed and Sold at the lowest Possible Price
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____. THE   REVIEW.   COURTNEY.   B. a
The Squire's
v. MID. LOCK fc  o. I'MIITIi
I _*.'!.._ VeH-aun*, inl Turo.*!
[Continued.}      \
"1 : ear thai all the young girls in
in love with you, Mr, Mcyrick, and
thnl you're downright cruel lo them.
1 watched you at the llitnl .nil. Vou
were sitting by old I'.ady Ditnslahle,
and you were staring with your heart
in your deceitful eyes at a pretty
thing sitting by tier cliapefpn, and
nuking her feel dreadfully shy,"
The Squire blushed.
"My  dear  Mrs.  Ellison "
"Oh, 1 know you didn't sen her.
Vou were perfectly engrossed with
that lovely old I.ady Dunstable. 1
agree with you thai she's worth a
whole bunch of buds. She's just immortal. Still, you shouldn't do it. It's
downright wicked of you. Mrs. De
Montmorency tells inc that you've
been doing it any lime these twenty
years. And sometimes the poor litile
things think you are really interested
in them and there's trouble, when the
young man with intentions comes
The Squire blushed a deeper color
and looked as though caught in the
commission of a crime.
"My dear lady," lie said. "It is only
Mrs. De Montmorency's jest. I
should be miserable if I 'bought
there was any truth in what you are
saying. I assure you (hat if I thought
any girl had honored me with her
regard 1 must have returned il in full
measure. I am. unfortunately, rather
short-sighted. I hope I was not, did
not seem lo he, looking at any lady
rudely "
"Not  at all, my dear man.     You
were only fluttering  the heart of a;
poor little wallflower, making her feel
what it would lie like lo bc a rose. If
yon would    prevent such    mistindcr-1
standings you .should get ma/ned."    j
Someone    had carried    off Hilary j
just as the Squire was telling    Mr.,,
ir.llison very gently and gravely that
the romance of his life was over; iiis.
heart   buried   in Mary   Champney'H
grave.   Hilary had menially anathematized    Mrs. Ellison's    spfightliness
and had said  to himself, as he bad
often said before, that the Squire was
too fine and good for the impertinence of a Mrs. Ellison.
On another occasion Hilary bad almost forgotten Ids good manners on
overhearing a lady speak of him as
his cousin's, heir, It was the same
Mrs. De Montmorency whom Mrs.
Ellison had quoted.
"1 beg your pardon, Mr.;. Dc Montmorency," the boy had said, a dark
frown on llis young brow which
mightily became his wholesome fairness. "I beg your pardon. I could
not help overhearing you. I am not
my cousin's heir. He is just as likely
to bc mine. Nol that I'd have anything lo leave him. Hc iias done
everything for mc. I hope I'll see
him with a houseful of kids yet. He
jollj well deserves any happiness
that can come lo him."
Hilary was quite willing 'bat lhe
Squire should be admired by the
girls. He said as much to .Margaret
South, a brilliant-looking, blackballed, pink and while girl who Ir-at-
e.I Hilary as another boy, and laughed al his love-making, for Hilary fell
easily in aud out of love and could
not be persuaded lhal each succccd-
ing flame would follow its predecessors and go out in a sudden wind,
"I hope someone will decline on
me one day," be said, putting all the
itnliiurnl he was capable of into his
deep-set roguish eyes. "They're all
iu love with tlle Squire. To be sure,
they don't seem much the worse of it
afterwards. The women are all fond
of the Squire wlio were once in love
with him. A man could not have a
finer tribute."
"I heard Miffs Page prais? lum tlie
other day," said Margaret South,
"and the tears almost stood in her
eyes as she talked. Miss Page is plain
and elderly, and a bore to every other man."
"I do like you���you are so under-
Standing," said Hilary Strangways
ardently, so ardently as to provoke
that gamin look of derision on Miss
South's face which was the most effectual quencher to anything like
love-making on Hilary's pari.
Thc day after lhe accident tl
Squire walked over to lhe cotlrifc
hospital, going down Breakback Hill
on his" way and averting his eyes
from llic newly sanded-over Hollow
where the reel still oozed through the
fresh sand and the debris of the char-
a-banc lay piled up against the hedges. At the lop of the ascent on thc
other  v*ride  he  came    upon  WiU'um
Sprblld, who had lictd liim liu
tern lasl night, sifting on Iiis heap nl'
-loin-, and hammering away at ihem
with .ui occasional interval lor reflection, lie lifted his bleared "hi cy-s
;: Ihi' Squire passed.
"My!" he said, "ihej did 'oiler lasl
niehl as Ihey  went down 'ill.    Seems
liin as if 1 coulthi'l gel their 'ollerln'
out nf my Vail. I can 'ear il through
'.l.i 'annuel'-',inimer ni the stones, so
I can, an' ihe scriinchin1 nil screech-
in1 at lire bottom."
"You -.hot-Id wear your gog'.les,
Sprout," the Squire said, "> hu: of
Ihese days you'll be gelling a chip
Into your eye and it will blind you."
"I couldn I see to 'aniiner if 1 was
In put on tlirm specs, My grand-
darter she says as 'ow I've gol the
stone inin my 'art. She don't say it
when I'm listcnttV���not because of
lhe pension���hut .1 know she says ;l
all lhe same as if I'd 'card. Par-
males, especially the young of the
scc, will let their tongues wag."
The Squire passed on, leaving 111''
old man talking. That is to say, he
went on while old Sprout paused for
breath; it was not in him to shake ofl
even old Sprout less than politely.
Vic walked on to the lillle cottage
hospital, .standing' away behind its'
shrubbed beds and wooden paling.
The afternoon was closing in and llie
sun had dropped redly behind lhc
woods of Belleislc. All the diamond
panes of the. lillle hospital, built in
the new manner of a quaint pretii
ness, had caught the light of the dying sun and had set up each its separate little fire,
There were a number of the. injured people lying at the cottage hospital���not so many as those, less or
morc fortunate, who lay iu a long
row of quietness iu Farmer Brown's
barn, awaiting identification.
The afternoon was very mild, and
llie diamond paned lattices wen: all
open, letting loose a sickly suggestive smell of antiseptics and anaesthetics into the clean outer air.
While he waited al the door, having
rung very gently, something rubbed
itself softly againsl. his legs���a kitten,
a blue Persian with a charmingly innocent round face. The Squire tool;
her up. She sprang to bis shoulder
and was purring against Iiis ear when
tlie door opened.
He asked the nurse who opened
the door, for the victims of lhc accident generally, going on to ask-
particularly about the palient in the
paying ward, He wanted to sec the
matron in order to explain. He did
not quite know how lo explain truthfully. Was he to tell the sensible,
matter-of-fact matron that something
in him had thrilled responsive to the
fear in lhe woman's eyes; that he bad
hastily thought of the paying ward
for her, so that she should be safer
from a possible meeting with the
person, whoever it was, she dreaded
to meet?
lhe nurse thought he could not
see the matron just yet. She was attending to the dressing of wounds
But, if the gentleman liked lo r.cc No.
52, in the paying ward���they had not
yet discovered her name���the nurse
thought there could bc no objection.
I'I-,;.,!,-    .-!,���    1������l-���_        -_    i!,���    _,..,!..,
"Poor soul! Poor girl!" he said. Hc
was always tender-hearted where
women Vere concerned. "She will
never be the same again."
"I don't know how I" thank you,
sir," said the woman, looking up ai
him. "1 don't know why I should
lie here like a lady; bul. lhe peace and
rest arc lovclv, and il  is good to be
Peace ami rc
hoarse and slra
from   the eves
(To l*<
Her    voice was
.!, and paiu looki '1
' a lever.
"The Homesteader"
A fascinating Story oi Western
Canada Life
In Kohl. J, C. Stead's latcsl bo; Ir,
"The Homesteader," is pies inter! a
story of nicril thai will lake a high
plan: amongst any of tho icccnl
books to commend special noli'-e.
Were the author entirely unknown,
the story would command most
friendly recognition llirougli thc fidelity of the portrayal of scenes and
characters, a.s well as the compelling
interest of the narrative. Bul Mr.
Slead, in llis previous literary contributions, both in poetry and prose, has
earned a secure position amongst the
present-day writers of note, Ami wc
of lhe West may have a special sensi
Boy Scout Notes
The   Boy  Scouts  and   the  Religious
Aims Underlying the Whole
It has hern r-aid and is .-.till beli; v ;
ed by some that Ihere is no religion
baek of ih,* iioj Seouis Movement.
True it is lhat lhe association does
not ally itself witli any particular
faith or denomination, but it has, and
has had since its inception, a VCtv
clear ami definite religious aim nn
derlying its whole program,
A Scout promises to do his duly to
(imi al lh'' very nulsi I, liul Sir
Robert Baden-Powell in his "Scouting for Hoys," says: "The study of
God's work is a fit subjeel for Sun
day instruction. Scoutmasters musl
have'a full appreciation of lhe rchg
ions and moral aim underlying the
praclieai instruction rill llirougli Ihe
scheme of Scouting." The religious
policy of the movement slate.-:: "ll !s
expected thai every Scout, shall bo-
long to some religious denomination
and  attend  its services."
Many successful troops of Boy
Seouis arc connected with churches
and religious institutions. Surely,
then, the Hoy Seouis' Association is
a religious organization willr-a program broad enough to embrace all
denominations of the Christian faith.
Charles Slelzlc, in his "Hoys ot tbe
Streets and How lo Win Them,"
says: "Sometimes we are so much
concerned about there being enough
religion in our plans for the boy that
we forget to leave enough boy iu the
The rigors of the frozen north
have no terrors for Hoy Scouts. As
far north as Dawson City, Yukon
territory, llu- Scout is almost as familiar a figure as be is in the l-'a.-.t
and in the West. Adorned in lhc regulation Scout uniform, wilh his
broad rimmed hal, his short khaki
shirt, etc, he goes about the street;
of Dawson City wearing the same
broad smile, doing the Mime kind
aels, "doing his duty to God and
King," just as his fellow Scouts are.
doing in lire cities, I owns and villages of llie East, tiie West and lhc
South. His daily program is thc
same as lhat of Scouls throughout
the Dominion, hi Dawson City thcr-c
is a well-trained troop of Iwcnly-fiv:-
boys and a Scoutmaster, Considering the locality and the fact lhat
Dawson Cily only boasts a population of about eight thousand peopie,
Ihe strength of the troop is no mean
lotal. In a recent letter the honorary
secretary  wriles  as  follows
Providing for the Troops
five Hot Meals Served Daily to tho
British in Front Ranks
'flic problems of transport havi
been solved satisfactorily, and now
attention is being largely devoted to
ameliorating the iron hard condition
of the Hriiish troops in the winter
fields and trenches. Heavy sheepskin
and leather coat* and jackets hav*.?
liceu issued to the men, and warm
dry rest billets provided for those in
the support reserve positions. Best
of all, however, Tolling in the front
line gets live bol meals daily. There
is breakfast at 7, dinner at 12, tea at.
.'>, and soup or slew at 9 and again at
- o'clock in the morning.
From reports received from German prisoners and observations made
during raids llie British have discovered lhat conditions on the Germain
fronl are very different. Along most:
of llie new lines formed by thc battle
of the Somme the German front trenches are merely a broken stretch of
linkcd-lip shell boles, with no deep
dugouts and only _ few improvised
hilling holes, where two or three met,
can lal.'1 cover from the shrapnel.
British reports from thevSomm��
section Bay lire German communication trenches are impassable fro'n
mm! and lhc shelling of the British
guns, so that all the carrying of supplies and the bringing up of reliefs
have lo take place over the .open,
without cover of any kind. That is
why the British guns continue to hurl
shells back of the German lines ia
thc fog and rain. Ofl en the .-hells of
bombs from tlie British side throw
up fountains of water, high in the air
from the German trenches. There
arc no floor boards or other trench
comforts available for the Germans
owing lo the unceasing tire of thc
British artillery.
Thus far this winter German prisoners say their troops in the west
have not been supplied with any
sheepskin, leather or fur coats. They
have received only woollen vests^
body bands and mittens. Normally,
prisoners say, they are supposed to
be in the trenches not more than
from M lo IS days, but some divisions lately have remained there 40
days and over without relief. The
rations consist almost wholly of tinned meat, sausage, herring, sardines,
rice, rye bread, coffee and mineral
waters. Recently a daily ration of
brandy has been issued to the mea
ill the front line. For rest the men
often arc crowded into damp cellars.
N.        U.
H 4C"
Plainly she looked on lhe Squire,
who was unknown to her personally
as a friend of the injured woman.
Hc stepped into lhe li tlle nail, the
kitten slill on his shoulder.
"I found your kitten outside," hc
"Oh, that," the nurse responded -
little crossly, with a disparaging look
at ibe kitten, "That isn't my cat, nor
anyone el'c's here, for Ihe matter of
that. It belonged lo a child who dial
here���made its way in and we found
it lying beside lhe child in its coffin.
Since then it has made friends wilh
nobod]���a nasty little wild thing, 1
don't know how it lives."
"It is very gcnllc with mc," "lid
.die Squire, lifting the killcn from his
shoulder and putting il in ihc bend
of his arm. He had a quiet pleasure
in the thought that (he kitten, wild
I villi everyone else, was friendly with
him. Poor little waif! If no one else
vianted il he would take it. Hc was
going back to Silvcrlborne tomorrow,
He supposed il could be carried i'i
a basket. \
He followed the nurse to the lilt!"
bare room, uncurtained, wilh no drapery about it to harbor germs or microbes,
"The doctors can find no injury beyond lhe broken arm and the wounds
in the face," she said on die threshold of the room, dropping her voice
to a whisper. "Of course, there may
be erysipelas, or even worse���some
of the cuts go deep, and the mud of
the roads was in them; but we will
hope not."
The face lhat looked up at llie
Squire from lhe pillows of the little
bed was covered wilh lint and bandages, except for the eyes and the
strip of forehead lhat showed Under
1 the hair, crisp hair of a golden brown
flecked with grey, lhat rippled prcl-
tily away from lhe brow and temples,
As he stood looking down at tlu
woman, he said lo himself lhat the
| face which had all bul been cut to
' pieces had becn a good face, au honest face. He imagined it from tbe
strip of forehead, white and lightly
freckled, like a boy's forehead above
the line of sunburn; and llic eyes bad
an honest, direct gaze
of satisfaction  in  the facl  that here
is a writer who is not only a Cana-I
dian, bill  one.     who belongs lo this
newest    part   of   the    Dominion    in
which   wc take   such   a pardonable i
pride.    No one without the most in-,
timatir and a life-long knowledge    of
local conditions could present lo tts.|
so    vividly    lhal almost    indefinable
something which is tbe spirit of the
And of lire narrative itself, which
as lhe title suggests is a story ofl
rural life, we are given a glimpse ofl
the. struggles of pioneer days, and
lhe experiences always associated
with Ihc sctllcr in a new country. As
the history of lln: principals of (he
story develops, there is unfolded .-itli
a breadth of insight by the author
the miinner in which the early idea!::
of the homesteader have become sub-
H.verted to the God of Mammon. The
financial success which is the reward
of his industry has the effect of htt-
dening the belter side of his nature,
and cleaving lo his unswerving purpose of obtaining increased wealth,
circumstances arise which are attended wilh disastrous consequences.
How a realization of his false position in brought home to the homesteader, and how tbe stern lesson effects a reconslruction of his views,
cleverly set forth by the author.
The story is most entertainingly presented, ami the exciting incidents
which had up lo the dramatic climat
will rivet the attention of the most
unimaginative reader until the. happy
and satisfactory conclusion is reached.
"Vou will, ! ieel sure, be interested lj-���i_,���_,{���_. U{���1,���.���., O���-��_.__.
i,-, knowing thai our ,tr_op here is in | **xteii__ve __i_r_i*,vay System
a flourishing condition.   It consists of i .
twenty-five'   members,    all keen    on j Ambitious   Programme  Outlined  By
Iheir work.    They have passed iheir Union of Manitoba Muni-
tenderfoot    tests, and will    soon be ilpalitics
hie.  to  pass as  second  class  r
Thev are fullv uniformed in lhe reg-|
\u ambitious proposal  f
or a pro
ulation Seoul 'uniform.   We have iiad|v,ncial highway system iinder _ gov-
  .      . ...         _ -        er
Garrick Died on His Bed
A gift of historical interest and importance has recently been received
at the Victoria and Albert museum.
David Garrick's bed has been prc-
icntcd to the museum by IL E.
Trevor, a direct descendant of David
Garrick's brother, George,
The bedstead was made aboul l'7'i
tor Garrick's villa al Hampton, where
il remained after Garrick's death and
during Mrs. Garrick's lifetime, n.d
subsequently until the sale <jl the
villa in 1864.
The bedstead consists of a wooden
canopy with columns decorated wilh
ornaments characteristic of the
period, the original green and yellow
paint being well preserved.
The hangings of cotton, painted in
colors with designs of "The Tree of
Life" were made in a factory of the
East India company at Mcsulipatam,
Madras, and were presented to Garrick by merchants of Calcutta. ���
London Times.
two summer camps and arc now preparing for our third spell under canvass."
Recently we heard mumtirs from
the west to the effect that the war
was making great inroads into the
supply of Scoutmasters. Now the cry
is taken up in die West, '.lhe Commissioner for Alberta, Mr. Justice \V.
I.. Walsh, writing lo the Honorary
Dominion Secretary, says:
"Wc are doing whal we can to further ihe movement in this province,
but the war has made such demands
upon the young men available for the
position of Scoutmaster that wc art
finding it very difficult to keep the
troops alive in lhe smaller places.
The secretary placed before us yesterday a list of nearly a dozen villages in which there are good troop.-,
but positively not a man in (lie place
to take charge of them, A considerable number of new iroops have been
formed, however, throughout the pro-
vince, and considering everything we
have no reason to be dissatisfied with
lite, progress v hich  we arc. making."
In some parts of Canada llicrc are
so few Scoutmaster that three and
four troops are being nm by the one
Scoutmaster, This applies pretty
much to every part of lhc Dominion.
rnment control was placed before
Hon. T. H. Johnson, minister of public works, by a delegation from the
executive of the Union of Manitoba.
Municipalities. Members of the Good
Jioa.ls  board   were present.
The proposal is to have a system
.,000 miles in extent which will include all tbe main highways in the
province. Some of lln main roado
which will be, included in tho system
if the. proposal is carried out are:
.Winnipeg to Virden via Portage la
Prairie, Carberry am! Brandon; Min-
nedosa to Souris via Rapid City and
Brandon; Carberry lo Dauphin via
Ncepawa; a main highway from the
southwestern portio-, of ihc province
lo Winnipeg with shorter feeding
roads into populous rcas, an_ a
highway connecting -\!-'i the Jeffc.-
5011 highway.
11 is proposed lhal ihc roads be
buill al an approximate cost of $4,000
per mile, which would make a touH
cosl of $8,OuO,000. It is further proposed that the system be completed
in ten years. The annual cost of
maintenance of the roads after completion is estimated al $1__ per mile.
Having something for a rainy day
is all righl. unless it is the rheumatism.
An Unhappy Interference
A student assistanl, engaged in
reading llie shelves at -file, .public
library, was accosted by a primly
dressed, middled-ageil larly y.ho said
th at she had finished reading thc lasl
of Laura Jean Libby's writings and
thai she should like something jusl
as good.
The young assistant, unable for th;
moment to think oi Lama Jean
Libby's equal, hastily scanned the
shelf on which she was working and
The Greatest Fortune
If there be one man be fore me tvti��
honestly and contentedly believes
that, on the whole, lie is doii.g that
work to which his powers arc best
adapted, 1 wish lo congratulate him.
My friend, I care nol whether yo��
are from the office or ihc .hip. t
care not whether you ��� reach tne
everlasting gospel from lhe pulpit of
swing tbe hammer upon the 1 lack*
smith's anvil; I care not whether vol
have seen the inside of a college of
the outside ��� whether your work be
1 that of thc head or that of the h_nd
whether tbe world count you noble
choosing a book, offered it to lie ap- ��f ���*?"obl('; '*' "'��u h**v<- found fowt
plicanl. saying: "Perhaps  you would  ?}__?..__U_���r__ .__?��_. ��*?_. ���-*,____
like this, 'A Kentucky Cardinal
"No," was llie reply, "I don't ca-e
for  thcologieal   works."
"But," replied the kindly assistant,
with needless enthusiasm, "this cardinal was a bird."
"That would not recommend him
to mc," said the woman, a;, she moved away in search of a librarian who
should bc a better judge of character
as well as of Laura Jean Libby's
peers.���Harper's Magazine.
"Whal did lhe doctor say?"
"He    felt Jones'    purse and
there was no hope."
ambition ever tempt you aw_y from
it, by so much as a questioning
thought.���J. G. Holland.
Alaska Exports Copper
Alaska formerly had enormous e_��
ports of gold and salmon. These are
still important, but to them she hits
added copper. Tbe value of that.
staple in thc figures for the last fiscal
j eat was $26,000,000. The total sales
of articles by Alaska to the United
States amounted to $50,000,000 daring
the year, or an amount nearly Mven
times greater than the United State*
paid for thc country.
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Your Baby's
Cheerful, Chubby Children
Make the Home lluppu
Weak, puny babiei are a conitailt
care to tired iimtlierri and ire subject
to many diseases that do lint alfect
healthy children.
Keep vour eliildrrn in good health.
See that their bowels move regularly
-especially during the teetliing period,
This is a Uir-frciisinj*; time in the lite
of every cliilil and the utmost precaution should be taken lo keep them
viell and strong.
By the consistent use ot
Mrs. Winslow's
Soothing Syrup
it is possible to avoid many childish
ills now uo prevalent,
It is a corrective for diarrhoea, colic
and other infantile ailments. It soothes
the fretting baby and permits the
child to sleep well and grow healthy.
It biingti comfort and relief to both
child and mother.
Mrs. Winslow's
Soothing Syrup
Makes Cheerful,
Chubby Children
Is ab.-olutely non-narcotic. It contains no opium, morphine nor any of
their derivatives. It is soothing, pleasant anil harmless, For generations
mothers in all parts of tlie world have
used it and million*, of babies have
been benefited by it.
Buy a bottle today and
have it handy
Relieve and Protect Your Children
Sold hv all druggists in Canada and
threughatt thc. ivsr.'d
Employment of
German Tr'uoners
Idle Prisoners Presenting a
in Great Britain
The question of the emph
' German prisoners lo meet
| ciency in the labor market
i Britain    was recently raised    in the
��� House of Lords by Karl Grey, who
also asked what" were the numbers
at present interned,
Lord Newton, assistant secretary
of the foreign ollice, gave. Ihe numbers as 25,441 naval and military prisoners, and 31,445 civilians, of whom
28,000 were Germans. A few < f thesi
men had been employed and their
work proved satisfactory, There
were, difficulties iri Ihc way of providing- work for the bulk of these
prisoners, however, lire war offiic
had ordered that soldiers should only
be employed in batches of one liut:-
I dred in order that they might be
properly guarded; then the 'rad_
'unions opposed the employment of
I any cla*s of men ai    less than their
��� fixed rates of pay, and the powerful
anti-German feeling prevailing would
I lender their employment difficult ���
an attitude be could scarcely under
stand. The fear of their escape was,
be thought, exaggerated, as llicy
would welcome useful employment,
lie hoped Earl Grey would persist in
his efforts lo have these men usefully employed on a large scale, as
their present idleness wus discrcdit-
ible to the country.
Cattle Herds in Greal
Britain To lie Reduced
lordcr   of   Swit.crland,
sicken     your     soul,     tl
Frenchmen   at  Pontnrlli
gol niches iu their gun
caught spies wll
lhcy arc trying
tue trench
They can
sc dozen
. They've
'lhcy hive
i have becn shot, and
to catch more,
Campaign    Under   Way to 'ncrem-
National Pood Supply by Land
. Cultivation
Signs lhat Greal Britain i.: preparing energetically to iucrcasc tin.  na
i tional food supply are found in    lhe
cl that many municipal bodies are
setting aside land for the production
of cereals and potatoes, while a vig-
orous campaign lo restrict herd- i f
cattle and sheep and pigs is prodl '
ing its effect, as the regulating < I
meat is being prepared.
.lames Lotit;, iu thc Daily Mail, rc*
ports that there arc 24,000,000 head
of cattle and sheep iu England ready
for fond.
Measures now contemplated comprise a reduction of herds ami an in-
_ji-.il. a.
Fm* l_*le by '���'.. I'.al.'.i
N��p*n��        Ont
TMINlWf��NCH��CM_DV. N 1  N-2 N_��
THfiRAPION !     I ^t
Sreaiiuccen, cvk'-'.- chronic weakness lost viooi
TRVNEW Di.\GL'ElTASTELL->.)f.jr/t-'?   r.AVf TO  1AJ.1
THEtfAPJON -if.?.ss*_u._.
���IE II!At  IPADK  MAftKKD IVOUD '.H-RANOM    15 o.
���tiT.uoi-i si.ur kgsuso luaLL akHU_.sr_c_.r_
It's a matter of life and death
here," explained, in a half hearted
apology, a whiskered French officer.
"Wc arc constantly sending our spies
into Germany by this route, and thc
Germans are always trying lo gel
their spies into France through this
station.   We're, out for blood here."
Muscular Rheumatism Subdued. -
When one is a sufferer fr:rm inuscti
lur rheumatism he cannot do better
than lo have the. region rubbed with
Ur. Thomas' Eclcctric Oil. There is
no oil lhat so speedily show; its effect in subduing pain. Let thc rubbing be brisk and continue until case
is secured. There is more virtue in
a bottle of it llian can be fully estimated.
Radium a Failure
As Cancer Cure
Research   Foundation   at   Columbia
Says Only Good as Palliative
After exhaustive tests upon rat-,
mice and guinea pigs, the use of radium as a cure for cancer and tumors has been found to bc a failure,
according to the annual report of Di.
Francis Carter-Wood, head of the
(.'rocker Cancer Research Fund of
Columbia University, made, public recently. For cases on which operation i.s not possible radium is sueccss-
ful an a palliative only, the report
"il is unquestionably possible to
prolong life in a few instances," Dr*
Wood says, "and to make patient,
more comfortable by the judicious
and intelligent employment ol large
quantities oi radium. On ihe other
hand, it i.-. equally certain that thc
use of small quantities, say 2 to 50
I milligrams of radium clement., often
lesults in a rapid extension of the tumor, so that the patient's condition -s
worse than if he had been left alone."
land j
Spuds and Spouters
Teacher:   What   are   the   principal
products of Ireland?
Bright Hoy:  Talcrs and agitators.
Tin. it in siiiiplmt _r__ll*>_ during
spare i Ime. _Ht.lc.uia K r a n t. 0.
Con within resell ul a11. Sjrialae.
tli*n l_u_l_cd. Have been teactti
iu. Ly uin-espundenee twentf
. .'ii*. C.md'Ujte.. assisted la man?
.._'�����. lively p*rs-n lulereslfld la
stock should take It. Write In*
iv...l and [.ill C D %S p
Danku!_3 ��� ��� -T ���"��� *"��� *t
Ocp1.  Sll   l.o.-.ioa, Onr-'��, (������_.
Minard's   Liniment Cure
3   Garget in
Canadians to Build French Railways
Railways iu France to be construc-
j ted from material furnished from
Canada will be built by Canadian:;.
This country has already two railway
| construction corps in France, and
these will be added to as soon as
possible.   Col. Jack Stewart, of Foley,
| Welch and Stewart, builders of the
Pacific and Great Eastern railway, is
in charge of Canadian railway construction in France.
'��� Onc of the Canadian railway corps
is commanded by Col. Ramsay, formerly of the C.P.R.
Of. ReiM.its
And How to Feed
Mr.iloJ fr*. to nny address l>,
tlm Aiitior
11. Weil 3UI Street, New York
Although somewliat increased iu price owing to
the continued high prices
oi Potash, Glue, and other
raw material, ate of the
usual high standard of
quality which has made
them famous for two-
thirds of a century.
Always Ask for
Eddy's Matches
We publish simple, straight lc.fi
monials, not press agents' interviews,
from well-known people.
From all over America they testify
to the merits of MINARD'S LINIMENT, the best of Household Remedies.
People    Who    Complain    of   This
Trouble Usually Are 'Ihin
Thin blooded people usually have
stomach trouble. They seldom recognize the fact that thin blood is the
cause of the trouble, but it is. In
fact, thin, impure blood is the mos'.
common cause of stomach trouble; 't
affects the digestion very quickly,
The glands that furnish the digestive
fluid arc diminished in their activlt);
thc stomach muscles arc weakened,
and there is a loss of nerve force. In
this state of health nothing will more
quickly restore thc appetite, the digestion and normal nutrition than
good, rich, red blood. Dr. Williams'
l'ink Pills act directly on lhe blood,
making it rich and red, and '.his enriched blood strengthens weak
nerves, stimulates tired muscles and
awakens the normal activity of the
glands that supply lhe digestive
fluids. The lirst sign of improving
health is an improved appetite, and
soon the effect of these blood-making pills is evident throughout llie
system. You find that what you cat
i docs not distress you, and thai you
I are strong and vigorous instead of
irritable and listless. This is proved
by lhe. case of Mrs. J. Harris, (ler-
rard St., Toronto, who says: "About
three years ago I was seized with i
severe attack of indigestion and vomiting. My food seemed to turn sour
as soon as I ate it, and I would turn
so deathly sick that sometimes I
would fall on the floor afler vomiting.
1 tried a lot of home remedies, but
lhcy did not help inc. Then I went to
i doctor, who gave mc some powders
but they seemed actually lo make me
worse instead of better. Tin's went
on for nearly two months and by
that time my stomach was in such ;������
weak state that I could not Keep
down a drink of water, and I was
wasted to a skeleton and fell that
life was not worth living. 1 ivas nut
married at this time and one Sunday
evening on the way to church with
my intended husband 1 was taken
with a bad spell on the street. He
took me lo a drug store where, the
clerk fixed up something to ';ke, and
niv intended got me a box of Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills. By thc. end. of
the first week I* could feel some improvement from the use of llic Pills,
and 1 gladly continued taking ihem
until every symptom of the trouble
was gone, and 1 was again enjoying
thc best of health. These Pills arc
now my standby and I tell all my
friends what they did for me.''
You can get Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills from any dealer in medicine or
by mail at 5(1 cents a box or six boxes
for IJ-.50 from The Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co., Brockville, Out.
crease of the bread supply
ing lhc vast quantities of
used in raising cattle fur
the cultivation of potatoc
that is now producing tu
Captain Bathurst, secrctat
board of agriculture, announcing in
the commons that the government
was about to end the preservation of
game, gave another instance of the
way the war is healing tlie social dissensions of Great Britain. During
Lloyd George's laud . campaign ii:
1609 unexampled bitternes *.was displayed because the country dwelli r
frequently was unable to obtain thc
tiniest patch of land to cultivate,
while hundreds of thousands of acres
were devoted solely to game pic*
If the ordci remains in force after
the war the whole character of agricultural  Kngland  will  bc  changed.   ���
The Heart of a Piano is the
Action.    Insist on the
Otto Kigel Piano Action
Wood's Phosjlwd-ai.
Th*  Great  Enplilh   /_rr>:'_��.
lone. __<1 t_~tf.rat.i tho .hoi.
Dervo'iaaytton, make tew Fiod
in eld Veiiii. f*ret l\erro*t
Debilitp.Mtnttil and Brain Worm, Vesper*
deney, l.nu ef Kntmp, Patpitetiicm tf the
Heart, Fatting Memory. Prio. 11 j*r bei. sis
forts. Oil* wU1pIet_t,r_ win ours, cold brail
druggutt. or*__lie*li_ pint. pkf. on rateta* of
Kricis. Ar��t-i^inf>lrWf��w|-fif/-reA-rM_-*00(��
-_Q-CIN_CO.,THC-tT0.0_T. (hr__t|**-__.���
Pills That Have Benefitted Thousands.���Known far and near as a sure
remedy iu the treatment of indigestion and all derangements of the stomach, liver and kidneys, Parmelce's
Vegetable ,Pills have, brought reliei
to thousands when other specifics
have failed. Innumerable testimonials can bc produced to establish the
truth of this assertion. Once tried,
they will bc found superior to all
other pills iu the treatment of lhe ailments for which they are. prescribed.
Mrs. Blucblood; We dined a
last evening.
Mrs. Newrich: I think I've, met him
somewhere, Is his lirst tiaiurj Albert
or Alfred?
How France Provides
For Army's Supplie*
Costs  Forty  Cents a  Day
French Soldier
This is what the French
incut iias given to each oi
diers to cat and drink during
two years of the war:
Bread,  1,008 pound.-,     the
ot wliicli    required    99
wheat, or nainelj   the i
2"'  acres;  point
i ts   -'
. ..'/���: ��� ���
;;-_rj  C
. I    :tiou  or
is; c'.r-
fee,  58
pound-;  butter,  latd,  etc., +i
salt, .6 pounds;       .     '-
il  potlllil*
4 pounds;
This ha
incut an :
per man I
sugar, 80
macaroni ;
_d -pa
hetti. W
The Finest Music
liul the finest music in llie loou
is that wliicli streams out to die ear
oi ihc spirit in many an nxquisit
strain from thc hanging shelf of
books ou the opposite wall. Every
volume there is an instrument wliicli
some melodist of the mind create'-!
and set vibrating with music as a
(lower shakes out its perfume or
star shakes out its light. Only listen, and they soothe, ail care, as
though the silken-soft leaves of oop-
pies-had been made vocal and pour-
id into the ear.���James Lane Allen
Alberta's Prosperity
provincial  statistician
N.      U.
province of Alberta estimates that
the wheat raised.this year has been
over 41,000,000 bushels, thc tola! value of wliicli will bc $72,625,000. The
oals crop is 72,000,000 bushels, with
a v?luc of $-9,600,000, Barley has
\aluc of $9,000,000, potatoes $6,000,
000, livestock $6,000,000, livestock
slaughtered and sold %2 J,C X),000,
dairy products $12,500,000. 'i'he total
valuation for 1016 for farm crops is
$174,727,650, and for livestoik $118,-
Moslem Divorce
Moslem writers and llieir supporters in this country frequently emphasize the superior slalin of tin
women of Islam in comparison with
the western sister.*-. Sonic recent
divorce court proceedings bring to
light the fact at least that when a
dissolution of the marriage relation
is desired in Moslem lands the hus-
band is the only one possessing the
right of divorce. The woman's on'y
recourse appears to bc to change her
religion, by which means she Automatically disposes of her husband. ���
Literary Digest.
nl PILLS /
.Str.te cf Ohio,  City of Toledo,
Lucas   County,  8n.
Frank .1. Cheney makes oath that Ire ir
senior partner of tht lirni of K. .1. Client;
& Co., doing business in the City ol Toledo,
County and Stale more-raid, and that rrti.t
firm v.ill pay the rum of ONE trUNDRED
DOLLARS for each and every ca-e of Ca
tarrli lhat cannot he cured by tiro use o
Sworn lo Itcfore nie rjnd subscribed iu lily
presence, this 6Ui dri; of December, A. D.
188(1. A.  W. OI.EASON.
(Seal' Notary  Public.
Hall a Catarrh Cure is- talre'n internally and
acts through, the llluod cn lhe Alm-oua Surfaces ot the System. Send for testimonials
P. .1. CHENEV ��� CO., Toledo, ('.
Sold hy all druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family I'ills for co_st'pftt*ou,
Diner: That man at the round table
gets much better food and attention
than I do. I shall complain lo tlie
manager.      Where  is  he?
Waiter: He's the man at the round
table, sir;
Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator will drive worms from the system
without injury to the. child, because
its action, while fully effective, is
Will Prevent Aliens Homesteading
Dominion lands agents nave been
notified by the interior department at
Ottawa that hereafter uo person who
was not a llritish subject at the beginning of the war will be permitted
to enter for a government homestead.
Subjects of allied or neutral countries
are exempt from this regulation. The
effort is to prevent alien enemies
from securing free Canadian Lnd,
cost thr-  French -jover:
vcrage of 40 c:- cr
ir   lhc    men .    the fr
not including an allowance of ���:
a day that is  made  to ci'      *       ���
to buy little "extras" for hii
For clothing thc army the  l-'rencl:
government  has used up to date r
the manufacture    ot    all the vara  a
garments necessary   abo_-. 80,000, 3d
yards of cloth.     Each    - Idiei    ba
also    had four pairs of shoes     - . I
greater   portion of the    leather
which came  from the  LFinfti      -
the great   bull.-   of   the   mag-_*_e__re
however, W3S iu France.
Minard's Liniment Curei  Diphtheria
Risk  Was Too  Great
"if I reject you, would you .
"I don't know, girlie. Scour \(r
year-old sister is very attractive, ir
a few years������-"
But she accepted    him    forthari'f-,
and he is working hard nor   to ineel
the installments    on an cngagi
ring.���Louisville Courier-.,'   _::.���...
A Quick Decider
Clerk: The firemen turned ihe b. ,*
ir. our basement, sir. and erer. ' j:
two piles of that silk dress goods
Merchant: Advertize a big rale ���:
watered silk right away.
r-^. df
i<*iKc 1
���*, ft, ���-*.(>      J
U|''n_-r_5 h   ,'in
Drunkenness Declining:
ConsideraJy in Kngland
Blue Book Recently Issued Shows a
Surprising   Decrease   in
If any accurate estimate can bc
made while so many men are av.av
at the fighting fronts, it would appear
that drunkenness in England and
Waics has decreased since the war
began. A Blue Book has ticen issued
purporting to S.how a decrease of
48,017 convictions for drunkenness
during 1915.
The greatest decrease in tlie consumption of liquor appeared in agricultural counties on the cast coast.
In some of these, convictions for
drunkenness dropped 41.8 per cent.
The "no treating" law undoubtedly
has aided in reducing the consumption of intoxicants. During thc last
six months of 1915 there were only
42,342 convictions for violating the
"no treat" law as compared to 48,750
during the first half of the yea:-.
Throughout the entire year'of 1915
there were only 135,811 drunkards
convicted, which is the lowest number recorded for nearly forty ycais,
and is 28 per cent, below the." total
for 1913. Of those convicted in 1915,
33,211 were women.
P.riggs: That famous soprano y
had at your dinner party last i.i'.
sang like a bird,
Griggs: Like a binl is righil I v
conscious of her bill lire entire cv<
Beiked to
a Turn!
Our modern ovens, skilfully
tended,never over-bake or bum
Son. Mor
Every one is at its crisp and
tasty best.     Plain and Salted.
Jn Packages Only.
It takes even baking, too, to get
the uniform golden brown and
the melting crispness of ou.
Sold in Packages Only.
Horth-West Biscuit Co., Limited
Extract from the Meteorlogical
Register, Lazo Station, H, Bayley,
Week ending Jan 23rd, 1917
Max, 35.0
Mm, 20.0
"   35.o
"   3��--
"   37 0
"    27-5
"   3G.2
"    27.5
"   35*8
"    29.0
"   37--
"    33.o
Total precipitation, rain
The Last Call
Police Notes
Constables Hannav and McDonald made a successful raid at China
Town on Sunday morning about 1
o'clock, just as the Chink* were
beginning to celebrate the Chinese
New Year, Five were arrested and
a large quantity smoking apparatus
confiscated. On Tuesday they ap
peared before magistrate Iiickle aud
pleaded guilty, and were fined accordingly.
Constables Hannay and McDonald went out to Camp 1 on Monday
and ar.ested Pete Strak with war
rant charged with obtaining board
and lotlgiug fraudulently at a board
ing house at Bevan, He was tak
ken t* Cumberland.
All automobilists who are not iu
possession of their new number
plates or reeeipt from the government agent, will be committing a
breach of the Motor Act by running their vehicles without -ame.
UNDER and by virtue of the powers
contained ill a certain chattel niort-
gage dated tbe twenty-seventh day of
September 1913, and made between the
Knowles Smith Lumber Co Ltd., of tbe
one part, and tbe Iturnette Saw Mill Co.
Ltd, of the other part and of a certain
assignment of the said Chattel Mortgage
by the said Bume te Saw Mill Co.
Ltd, iu favor of William A  Mathewson.
1 have seized the undermentioned
goods and chattels and shall proceed to
sell the same ou the premises occupied
by the Knowles .Smith Lumber Co. Ltd.
at Courtenay B. 0. on Wednesday, the
31st day of January, 1917. at 2 p. in.
1 two storey building 30 x 130.
1 Boiler house 2S x 36.
1 Rollway 10 x 70.
1 Office building 12 x 30.
1 .S.5 b. p. Ross et Howard boiler.
1 Brick Dutch oven, furnace front etc.
I 81 b. p, Beckett engine.
1 Bottom Saw arbor.
1 Top Arbor, saws. etc.
1 Water Tank
1 Geared Log Haul, etc.
1 Friction Canting Gear.
1 24 ft. 4 block carriage, complete.
1 Friction carriage feed.
1 Schaake edger 6" x 40" complete.
4 Lumber Trucks, etc,
Terms cash,
Bailiff lor the above mentioned William
A. Matthewson.
THE    1
���    CANADA    TO
TO   i
IN. 6,  1017
The Courtenay  Review
Family Herald and Weekly Star
and the Daily Province
for one year
.  ii,  _.-. .   .^\:.-.:���-i-~3^xnt;Ls.i;i.i*x*i*i&*-*?i^<itBr~
Fighting Everywhere
Our men are fighting on the sea
And fighting in the air
They are lighting on the land
Aud fighting everywhere.
The guns ou the warships
Are aiming at the foe
They are firing every chance they gel
Above and below.
Tbe smoke in clouds are ascending
From lhe flames that burst   open   till
The dreadful scenes of carnage
Are more than words can tell,
The Zeppelins are flying
O'er the dear old London town
And they are often dropping
Bombs to the goround.
Those wicKed German Zeppelins
Over tbe streets they sweep
But our Britisii air guns
Bring them crashing to lhe streets.
Our brave soldiers are marching
To those dreadful battlefields
The scenes are something awful
nut our soldiers never, never yield.
Those tanks we have got now
The Germans retreat at the sight
For shot and shell cannot hurt them
For the tanks are Uoing lhe right.
Our men ure lighting on the sea
And lighting in the air
They are fighling on the land
And fighting lighting everywhere
And fighting lor the right,
Marguerite Jean Beasley
Courtenny, B. C, October, 1916.
O 111 ox
it of CO
ley Cow Testing Association
vs that have given .50 lbs of butter during December
lbs milk lbs butter owner
Roxy 977  66.11 T. D, Smith
Lconelte Ifl."7 64.12 "       "
2 months 2071   114.99
Daisy 1079   61.68 S,   Calhoun
Marie 1091 (il .Ul
fewel 1448 60.82  T, D. Smith
"   2 months   2903   133.82
Nancy 1115 60.37 G. O, Game
"   2 months 1969  108.13
Dell 2nd of Blue Ribbon 716 6o.ll T, Smith
        "   7 mouths 6455   465.60 "
Young Tiger S97 --57.56 Il, Gurney
''    3 months 3275    173.S7
Daisy  .S6S 56.71 Ii. whelan
lilsie   1110   55.69 S. Calhoun
Alice 1032    52.96 ,G. (lame
Monica   950 52.US T. D. Smith
Chei-rV   694 51,01 R. Williamson
"   .mouths    2305  160.SS "
Violet 1066 51.0(1 K. Rees
nelen 1150 50.98 S. Calhoun
Boss     1116  50.7; wain 6. Son
Middleoue S12 50,21 S. Calhoun
Alpha 768 5(1.IS H. ilurney
Italia 6 months 5172.    305,34  wain & Son
Patience S "     6213    432.49 G. Game
Accounts Audited ant-
Books Kept
Office with Hicks  Beach  &  Field
A gent Wanted!
Nationally Advertism"
The Greatest Wall Paper t_*-a_.
tlon. of tlie ag��.
1BIM3    THE    SOLI.
No knife, scissors or straight
Qr-ge reyliirtrd.
Paper lnuifftncr rtiatle easy,
quicker, clsanor and li.tlur.
An energetic agent Is -.anted In
thin locality to show BfiliiiJl.cn and
solicit orders from liouselioldera.
Handsomels ole irooka
Bhowing hundreds ot .onutrful, exclusive patterns are iurnishod
agoutn Irec.
Over 2,100 ..Teats are making
large profits.
Applicants plearjo mate noc'ipa-
tion, age, and surrounding villages
cr"* canvass, when full particulate
Will lui furniblisa,
The annual general meeting ol
the Beekeepers Association of B.
C, will be held, in the Board of
Trade rooms 543 Hastings St, W.,
Vancouver, 011 Wednesday, Feb. 7
1917. Programme:���12.30 Director's meeting, 2.30, General Meeting of members. President's address. Reports of Hon. Sec. Auditors, Supplies, Labels, Standardization of Hives, Legislation re Honey. Addresses by W. H, Lewis,
"Winter and Spring Experiences."
"American Foul Brood," William
Hugh, "Dadant's Hive for B. C,
Is it suitable?" F, D. Todd. 7.30
.Election of Directors and Hon,
Presidents. Addresses by Dr. A.
E, Cameron, "Anatomy of tlie
Honey Bee." R. (j, Tehenie, "Problems of tlle Beekeeper and Fruit
Grower." il'ustratcd by lantern
Cultivate Your Lot
Authorities pi edict
prices iu Canada this year will
reach an altitude unequalled in the
country's history. The world crop
of eatables last year fell short of
expectations and there is   going to
be a general tightening of the belt
before the next harvest Even
now iu Canada prices have climbed
to a point from which they can look
down upon the cost of some of them
even in Germany and Austria. In
In the United States ah sorts of
measures have been taken to keep
the prices from soaring out of sight
The solution of this problem in
Canada, in a partial sense anyway,
will be a matter tor the individual.
Artificial restrictions iu the shape
of combines aud merger* make it
more difficult, it is true, but that
is the chief function of these darling institutions of special privilege
aud as long as the people set up
governments which encourage then*
the evil, like'the poor, will continue
with them. Every vacant lot in
the country adapted to the production of food should Le put under
cultivation. Men ineligible for
military service or for work on nm-
nitious could no*, be better employs
ed in their spare time than in raising garden truck for thess tables.
This warning has been sounded by
the Canadian press and publicists
from ocean to ocean a pood many
times of late, It ought to form
food j purl of Sir Thomas White's exhortation for national thrift, even if
it does step ou the toes of the sac-
roscant   food   combines.     And  it
Editor Courteuay Review
Sir:���If you have space in your
valuable paper  \   should   like   to
thank the residents   of   Courtenay
aud [[district   for   the   nice   parcel
which I received on the 24th   inst.
All the boys of the pioneer section
shared the   till   of   candies   along
with me, and send  their greetings
to one and   all   this coming   new
year.    Thanking you sir,
I remain
Yours truly
John D. Catchpole,
Somewhere In France
Dec, 27, 1916.
for $5
After Feb. ist the price will be $6
The Blflcksinithing Business carried on bv McKenzie .. Mooring
lias been dissolved. Tlie business
Will be carried on ill future by the
undersigned, to whom all accounts
are payable. hirst-Class work is.
still the watchword at this shop.
Letter to the Editor
Editor Courtenay Review
Dear Mr, Editor:��� Knowing
how much the men at the Front
and in England appreciate'letters,
parcels and papers, may I suggest
that you ask all readers of the Review to send in addresses of all
their friends and relations from the
district, and possibly you could see
vour way to publish the same.
There are lots of boys one could
send things to if their whereabouts
were known
Yours faithfully
F. R. Fraser Biseoe.
[We are quite willing to   keep
such a list as is proposed on   view,
ul the military regulations prevent
our publishing same.���Ed.]
Editor Courtenay Review
Sir;���The letter printed injReview
of Jan 18. signed by "One who
knows," is entirely misleading and
not correct, this statement can be
Mrs. Beasley,
Jan, 22nd, 1917.
[In so far as the Review is concerned, its column, are closed to-
any more discussion of the concert
incident.   Ed ]
Bakery and Tea Rooms
Brown's Block, Courtenay
Tbe Best niul cheapest bread in the district
14 Loaves for $1, 7 for 50 cts,    for 30c.��,  2 for 15 cts
Wc invite anyone to dispute the abov   .uv.rtiseuieiit
The baker of Better Bread
Opposite the city hull
should not   fall
Victoria Times.
' v..!-
I beg toiannounce that I have opened a Flour and
Feed Store on Mill Street, Courtenay, and will b
pleased to supply your needs in
Wheat and Flour, Bran, Shorts
Hay, Straw, etc.
Frank   ilovitz.


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