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List Your Property with
Island Realty Co.
We Can Sell It
pfc as toll
Have Mon^Wsn&ejiji
See us; we Can .Make^Yuu.. ^.,.|:>
Large Dividends
Island Realty Co.
VOL. 1
NO. 4
Common sense people say this is
the time to buy a lot
A Lot which is Free from Water Now will Always Make
You a Good Home.    Prices will Advance Rapidly
Now as Spring will Soon be Here.
The Year 1913 will see the C. P. R. built to Courtenay.
The Year 1913 will see the completion of the huge Power Pant
Wc  have   Large   Listings of Lots in Courtenay, besides
being Agenls for Terminal Addition, which is high
dry and absolutely clear.
P. L. ANDERTON, Manager
Phone 22 Courtenay, B. C.
1�� Canadian Bank of Commerce
Have Leased part of, our Store
And to mak". roo��n for them we must sacrifice part
of our store, and will give
15 per cent. Discount
for every dollars worth of goods sold from the
23rd to the 31st December
Everything must Go.
Furniture Beds Chinaware
See our Stock of Mattresses. Best in the District
Agent for the famous "Restmore Mattresses"
Courtenay House Furnishing Stores
B. F. KRAUSE, Propiietor
"Bayview" Sub-division
Is Now on the Market
The Property of the Comox Logging & Railway Co.
Situate on the Nanaimo Road,  between Carter's and Roy's
Several Lots have been Sold but we have some Choice ones left
Now is Your chance to acquire a splendid homesite or summer
home with a beautiful view of Comox Harbor on the
Main Island Highway
, Acreage at the Price of Lots   .
In Blocks of 1 to 8 acres. Prices $150 to $300 per acre
Easy Terms
For Sale only by
Real Estate and Insurance
Auctioneers and Valuators
Notary Public and Conveyancing
Willard Block
Picture framing made to order,
J. Sutton.
Miss PhillisSackville is the guest
j of Mrs n. F. Krause.
Mend in your subscription to the
Review, $1.50 per year.
Mr Samuel watson of Cumber-
laud has taken a position iu this
Union Street is being treated to a
coat of gravel from the bridge westward, i
Misses A. skinner and L. 'fucker!
visited Cumberland  last Thursday
afternoon. i
R. H. Grandy, representing Har-1
vey & liriggs, Victoria, was 111 town |
this week.
Wedding una other invitations
printed ou short notice at the Review office.
F. Overton representing Duncan
& Gray, Importers, Vancouver was
in town this week.
For Sale���oiie glass showcase
24 x 34 x 12 1-2. bohd oak frame
Apply, Rest nore Grill.
Mr Perez is building three bungalows just back of the courtenay
House Furnishing Stores.
Robert Filberg, surveyor for the
Comox Logging Co., left today for
Seattle to speud the Holiday.
we are pleased to see Mr Ridley
Thompson around again after a very
severe attack of La Grippe.
Mr C. Shannon and two daughters, returned from a two weeks
visit to Vancouver ou the boat on
A number of our local marksmen
are practising daily for our annual
turkey shoot which will take place
before Christmas.
Just received at Hornby's a choice
selection of Broaches, Pendants etc
in gold and enamel. The prices
wilt surprise you.
Advertisers���Please note that iu
order to insure changes, copy must
be in our handt not later than
Monday evening.
Let us know the coming and going of your friends. We will be
glad at any time to have notice of
any local happenings.
The drawing for the sweepstake
will lake pla^e on Monday next
Dec. 23rd at 7 p. m. sharp in the
Courtenay Club rooms.
We see that the suffragate movement has reached Courtenay. Votes
for women are being advocated at
one of our leading stores.
Read the announcements of the
different merchants iu every issue
of the Review. They carry a message which should benefit you.
The Bank of Commerce has leased
part of Mr Krause's store in the
Shannon block aud will establish a
branch there ou the 1st of Jauuary.
Messrs Loggie Bros have a very
tastefully displayed window. The
goods sold inside are just as good as
the samples shown in the window.
Mr Edward Lees has severed his
connection as waiter at the Riverside, aud together with J. Cairns
leaves today fo trip to Stratford,
These rainy days are not good for
business, especially in the real estate
line. The dealers all report business slow in that particular line this
Andy Gillarno of Campbell River,
who drove through to Courtenay in
Tuesday's storm, says it was the
worst he ever experienced in this
The trial of McKenzie vs whittle
for auto speeding held before
Magistrate McPhee and Constable
Hanny on Wednesday, was dismissed.
. w. F. Byrne, representing Byrne
Bros. Victoria, manufacturers of
Havana cigars, was in town this
week calling on his numerous
The names of three prize winners
were inadvertently omitted from the
list of winners at the masquerade
ball last week. Miss Bridges, Miss
McQuillan and Mrs Stevenson.
Lost���between Half-way House
aud Courtenay, on Sunday, Dec. 1
a 38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver. Finder returning same to
constable at Courteuay will receive
Harry Marboettf, who represents
Pither & Leiser Victoria, and who
is well known in Courtenay, was
found dead in bed last Saturday in
Kelowna. His death was due to
heart failure.
Mr Oscar Davis, who has under
course of construction a very fine
barn, is making great headway with
the completion of same. He expects to have it completed by the
first of the year.
C. W. Armstrong, head cruiser of
the Comox Logging Co., aud his
sou Joe, passed through Courtenay
wednesnay on their way to their
home in Everett to spend the
Christmas holiday.
Just arrived at Willard's Harness Empoiium: a fine line of horse
blankets, lay rugs, trunks and suit
cases at all prices. Harness repairing promptly and neatly done.
Wesley Willard, Cumberland and
The Telephone Company have at
last sent along the required permission to move their poles out of
the way of the proposed new sidewalk. On inonday Mr wilmshurst
had the ground staked out, and the
work will proceed with all possible
speed. The new sidewalk and the
newely gravelled road will be a
great boon to the residents aud business men of the west end.
For Sale���rubber tired buggy,
cost $135, used only 11 months.
Tires good as new; light set of
driving harness, robe, blanket,
rubber boot, whip and wieuches,
all in good shape. Apply, F. N.
Faber, Restmore Grill, Phone  3-5.
Mr white, manager of the Cumberland branch of the Bank of
Commerce was in town on Monday
looking up a site for the new branch
He has several lots under consideration, but in the meantime will lease
a part of the Shannon block.
I The Editor of this Great Family
I Journal is spending a couple of
weeks with his family at Vancouver
In the meantime the rest of th;
staff will continue to do job work
and get out the p?.per. Pumpkins
and bad pine will be taken on sub-
scripton as usual.
while the loading gang from
Camp 5 were returning to camp
during the storm of Tuesday night,
three of them were knocked down
by the falling of a large tree, one
had his arm broken while the others
suffered injuries to their legs. They
were conveyed to the hospital in
After being closed down all last
week, owing to their being no bat-
eries obtainable either here or in
Cumberland, the picture show opened again ou Monday evening.
Only really good films are shown
here. So realistic were some of tne
scenes that a large dog which h \d
come to the entertainment expressed
his appreciation by barking loudly.
Bungalow Specialist
Plans and Estimates Free
Real Estate Firm
in the Comox District
Our List of Properties For Sale Includes the Very
Finest Cleared and Uncleared Farms, Sea and River
Frontage, and Bush Lands in the District
We are also Exclusive Agents for the New Station
Sub-Division  at  Courtenay,  where  the Railway
Station  is  to be Built.    Prices Reasonable and
Term* Easy
Courtenay Town  Lots  For  Sale  at  All   Prices
Local Agents for E. &. N. Railway Lands
We have some Splendid Tracts of Land from 5 to
20 Acres at Reasonable Prices, and Within Easy
Distances from Courtenay
If You want a Safe Investment or Wish to Dispose of
Your Property, See the Pioneer Firm of the District
We are Agents for the Best Fire Insurance Companies and will be Pleased to Insure Your Property
Beadnell & Callin
Telephone 24
Courtenay - and ��� Comox, B. C. THE COURTENAY COURIER, COURTENAY, B. C,
One B.'tier nnd Five Yeomen Take
Csrc of the Silver and China
The pantr'es at Buckingham Palace
consist of three large rooms on ihe
ground Boor opposite the kitchens.
In one is kept the Bilver In dull) use,
In another the china, nnd In the third
the glassware Is stored.
The three pantries are In charge of
an official ku i\vn as ihe pan rj butler.
wbo litis flvo assistants, united yea
mr i.    '
Tli." duly u   the pantry butler is to
give i,mi  :li.' s:lu  , chlm i  glass
required dal'y for Ihe royal tables and
fer aTti rnoo I tea; the. pantry htitler
has also lo i eo thai all lie glvi s 0111
is retm ned to hint utter each   ;.l.
The Bilver pantry is lined with mahogany glass framed cases, containing
|hoiisa,nds uf poundB' worth of Bilver
plate. In one case there are two
Bilver dinner services, containing several thousands pleoos of plate. 'There
are sis hundred plates ot various sixes
several hundred Bilver dishes, hundreds of silver Bpnoua and forks, ami
a tiiusi valuable collection of old silver
drinking mugs, Two of the latter
were In the possession of Queen Elisabeth and are reputed to be worth
lu another case are four silver tea
services, one of which was a gift lo
Queen Mary from the German empress
nnd Is generally used ut afternoon tea.
which is served In the ttuecn's private
Overnight the pantry butler makes
out the list of silver, china and glass
that wiii be required in the royal din-
Ins room tor breakfast, luncheon and
dinner the following day, and his as-'
slstants put out on the tallies In each
pantry the i squired articles of table
service which are taken to Ihe kitchen and dining room after being Inspected by Ihe pantry butler.
The bulk f tlm royal plate is kept
at Buckingham Palace, so when the
courl moves, a large quantity ot it has
to he taken io Windsor, Balmoral, or
wherever their majesties may go.
The pantry butler Is responsible tor
the packing of the plate, and it is always conveyed from one royal residence to another in his charge, The
plate is packed In sieel lined boxes
made nf oak, with Iron bands. In
���ilie center of tlie cover of each are
the letters "G.U.." surmounted by i
crown. No china or glass has to be
moved from Buckingham Palace, as
a very large quantity of china or glass-
Is kept In stock at all the royal residences .
The pantry bufler is absolutely lord
of bis pantries, and nolle ot the servants, witb the exception of the pantry
yeomen, is allowed to enter tbem
Without  tho .Ciller's permission.
All the gltiBSware used ttl tbe royal
residence is .if modem make, most of
which now in ns" being purchased by
the  laic  king.
A Great lndustri.il City In the Making.
Directly across the street tho C.l'.li arc spending millions in establishing Immense Railway Yard.-. Terminal Elevators, Round Houses. Car
Shops, etc., etc, Besides this many other immense manufacturing Industries have secured locations, uir.l aBture employment lor thousands it
t In.I'.e locations from 517.' per Lot up,      Terns $25 cash, balance $10
pei month,     Clear Title,     No Taxes for 1!U2.
Write for Booklet. Agents   Wanted   at   all   Points
To  Exchange-  Automobiles,  Houses and CWar Title Lots-   tor
lands.     What have yon to offer?
&COTT, HILL  ct  CO.
22 Canada Life Build inij.        Winnipeg,  Man
TO submit to a headache is to waste energy, time and comtort.
To stop it ^; once simply take
WA-DRU-CO Headache Wafers
V'otrr Druggist will contirm our statement that they do not contain jur���-
anything that can harm heart or nervous system.     25c. a box. \a?a��l
drain eommlialen  Merchant. Wlnnlp.-t. MnnHoM
Mnkf fills  Lading   rwaul:   I'uM   Arthur  ��r   rt?e   William.   Noilly   IVter  Janltl
r,i . Winnipeg.
Liberal AdvaiCCS Prompt Pc*'jrna
nest Oridti
Mr. rTEWLVWED ..Id - "Hello I Is .Ms a
n xtIdndof saltwcureusuiy? Hsha..c.
b'.l rigiit, doesn't it?"
Mt��. WEWLYWED ��.ld-"Ve��, it's
WINDSOR SALT, 'tie 8rocer to!d i-s
i.\,\;t 11���said It war tiie only kind l.i.i
customers wuuld have".
Mi. NEWLYWED �����M-"\lV.l, if be keer��
sin it gorU Bait, I gnefis everything clie
In his hlcve must be good, so I wculddo
fill in)' trading there, it 1 were you".
Mr.. NEWLYWED ���ald-"l Intend to."    59
purple hruiiolla, |
host    of   oiher j
\%.om��> JDyunfi
Medical Women in Germany
It Is stated ihnl there are now IT",
(liinllfled medial women in Germany.
They are distributed In the cities of
Germany as follows: Berlin, R0; Munich. 7: Frankforl on tho .Main, 5; Hamburg, 3; Dilsseldorf, ltreslait, Karlsruhe, Heidelberg, and Had Mister,
each 2; while a number of other
places have one each, Mosl of the
women doctors in Germany practise
as specialists, especially in diseases of
women and children, During the last
few years, according to the British
Medical Journal, Ihe chances of medical women have steadily become more
favorable In Germany, They often
secure posts In hospitals, Institutes,
and asylums.
The Glory ot tlie Mountain
How  beautiful  is  tho life i
woods aud mountains!     li has been
well said that a mountain is a mystery,  especially   If  it   bo  forest   cover.
ed,     What deep ravines and beetling
crags does li not conceal, what rush-
.ing streams:  and in Ihe foothills ale
deep,   silent   pools,   where   grow   the
i lovelies! Mowers, and where the deer:
��� come to drink, and sometimes a bear! I
i On Passaconawny may he seen In the '
; early slimmer thai  most  beautiful or;
small wild flowers, Hie Milchella; the]
petals are white at ihe outer edge. I
| but toward 'he centre most delicately :
\ tinted. They cover the ground like i
In carpet, creeping among the ferns and '
I mosses and the rich humus made or i
1 Ilie fallen leaves of centuries,   Then j
there is tbe LI nun en borenlle, tlie far-1
' o'rlts (lower of the   (treat    naturalist
Linnaeus, clinging to the moss with .
! a complexion like a milkmaid; and oh! I
] she is very, very BWecl and agree-1
; able.  And you can  llnd the    cbekev-
berry,  the   partridge  berry,  and   the'
I Indian  pipe  and  ihe
i wild asters,    and    a
[ flowers, I
Most glorious are Ihe woods and I
j mountains In the dear days of lui.o j
I September, when there has been a)
! frost al night, just enough to show i
' lhat  ihe color  fairies have been  nt !
work:   then  dark hemlock and  white'
I crag serve but to enhance the rich coloring.      You may walk or drive for
.miles amid ihe mosl gorgeous colors |
in the most bracing air, and under Che |
bluest skies, and sec the granite peak |
of Chocorua glistening in Ihe sunlight.      It  ;s hard io say when  the
mountn|ns and woods arc most beau-1
tiru]   til   all   seasons,  even   amid   Ilie
winter's   snows   when   snow   shoeing'
and   sleighing   you   go   over   the   old.
routes once more, wllh the tempera- j
lure below  zero and the bright  sun '
overhead.���II. Alexander Pnssell in i
. Ilie TheoBophloal Truth.
Give England Siberian Climate
Great   Britain   is   inking   seriously
! 'he fanciful schciu  ." Mr,  B��rk*������ ������
Brooklyn inventor, to deflect the Gulf
1 stream by a breakwater off the coast
'of   Newfoundland,    Newspapers   are
asking  whnI   tbe   British  government
is  '""  to   lo about i!.
1     There can  be  no  doubt,  says  the
London   Evening   Press  that   serious
j trouble   will   follow   any   attempt   to j
I oh us of what little comfort remains I
In our wretched climate. by tomb'applications,   as   they
II   Is I rue  England's loss will  he  a   mach   the  diseased .portion   of   tho  cur.
rain to a part of the British Empire,   Lhf''Js( "I'K��'a' way- to ouro deafness,
��� ���      ,,       ,'      .,,       ,   ,,     ,   ,   ���,     ,     land   lhat  Is  b:   constitutional  rcmedlcl).
.for Canada   will  gel  Ihe hene.llt  of a   Deafness is caused by an Inflamed oon-
eluinge In 'lie Atlani'c currents, bill I dltlon of the mucous lining of the Kui
��� that is small comfort to Britons who
DYE, one can (my���Wliy you don't *v*n have to
know what KIND of Cloth yourGootU ���r- mule
0I..-S0 Mlit.tl.ea are tmpoaalble.
Si-till for Tree Color Cant, Story Booklet, and
Booklet iflvtng 1 caiilta of Dyeing over other colora.
Montreal   CinaOa
More About
The Loading Platform
The present generation of Western farmer will never know ths
difficulties ant vexation* experienced \y Me'- predecessors In th��
earlier years when no one couli get a carload of grain shipped In
bulk except by loading It through an elevator The system forced
the majority of farmers to sell tjolr grain to the elevator owners
��t arbitrary prices, and ort times to submit to heavy dockage ana
other annoyances, causing continual dissatisfaction, Now, however,
the distribution of cars as fixed by tho Grain Act. and the use of the
loading platfirm. provide faellltl s which ensb'.e the farmer to secure
satisfactory treatment In the disposal of his train, and the highest
market prices at time of sale. "Cvery farmer therefore, should more
nnd more endeavor to use thp loading plaltorm li shipping his grala
to the terminal ele.ntnrs. It 'a the safeguard t' the farmers' freedom In dlsimlng nf his grain to the best ttdvantsge for himself. If
farmers r��'riln from nslnc the loading plattn'm freely, It might result In its b.>|nr; don- e.wny wl!n, because railway companies sod
elevator owners are stronely opposed to It. It i�� easy to understand
why eleva'or protils desire the loading platform abolished. The railway n^opl" 01 ihelr part say It ielrvs the loading of cars and helps to
^���a���,��� /..,r ��^(,t?a:T Vni, w,x Vnow t> be nonsense beeause fr��-
fluently after ears ire. loaded, wbetber w'th grain, coal, lumber, or
other merchandise, they are aid' hanked for days and even wee>��
ln��tead nf bo;ng prnmn'ly moved forward to destination. It Is engine
sbnrtsre and s"-ovti<i��e e' eomne'eif train rren that mostly causes
rrstn blockale* on railways snil "it IseV of enri. T.et every fsrmef
'he^effre di fll h�� can to n��e th* 'lading olaxforw. and become an'dn-
dependent shlrner. In, subset ,��nt advertisements we will state la
det-11 th* <��'lugs nnd other a^vantaees of direct loading Into cars
eomnsred with loading through e"evators
We handle the farmers grain strictly on rrmmlnslon, make ltbersl
advances on car bills of lading, supervise th�� grading at time cars
are Inspected, secure t>* hlghe.,*. prices at tlm�� of sale and make
prompt ret'j.MS when sold. Wri'.o us for sh'pptns instructions and
m-"-ket Information.
Thompson Sons & Company
Let 'Em Hustle
Things political are moving so fust
i that   some   of   the  old   wheel   horses
j are having hard
! being run over.
work to keep from
Deafnesr, Cannot be Cured
will have li
Ian climate
The  plan
choose between u Siber-
and emigration,
which  would cost  a'0011,
is lo build a  breakwitei
200 miles long on the eastern cons;,
ttins deflecting ihe Icy currents' from
Labrador, The Gulf stream would
then be free to run north, eonferrlm;
upon "The Mother of Snows," a nil
hint climate like thai of Prance, r is
cold current would Iben turn south aid
refresh Ihe parched s'loies of Afl'lo.i.
Meanwhile Rnglnrnl lias Ihe cliei r-
ful prospect of getting a cllmnto li';>
tiabrador, which lg in the same iri-
'lull,-. When this lube is in-
you have u rumbling sound or
1 beaiing. and when It Is entire-
Impi rfi'.-i in.,.....o - 	
ly ebred. Deilness Is Ibti result, nnd nn
less the Inflammation cun be taken out
and ttils lube restored lo it% normal condition, bearing will tit; destroyed for ever;
nine cases out of ton ure caused by Catarrh,  which is nothing but an  Inflamed
I c indiiion uf the mucous surfaces.
We will Bl/e tine Hundred Dollars for
I anv ease of Deafness (caused by catarrh!
I tbat cannot  lie cured by Hall's Catarrh
> Cure.      Send  for circulars,   free.
I F. ... CHHNhTS ft CO., Toledo, O.
!    Sold by Druggists, 7f>c
Take Midi's Family Pills for uonstlpa-
An l''-hnian passing a shop whet
notice was dlsplaVi'd saying lhai ov-i
orythlng was mid by the yard, Ihoughl 1
he  would   piny   11  Joke  oil   Ihe  shop-1
1 keeper, bo be enteral! ihe shop and
asked for a yard of milk, The shop-
' man, not In the least taken aback dip-1
ned his finger in a howl of milk and
I drew a line a yard long on Ihe eoun-
��� tor, Pat, nol wishing to be caught
In ills own 1 rap. asked Ihe price.
Sixpence, said the shonman.
All right, sorr, said Putt. Moll li
. up;  I'll lake it.
Jcual Ratio
You buy a pint of chestnuts
All toothsome from ihe wood,
IT fates are kind perhaps you find
That  two or three are good.
Sores Heal Quickly. Have you    a
persistent sore lhai refuses 10 heal?
Then try Dr. Thomas' I'lloetrii; Oil
iu ihe dressing 1 It will stop slough.
Ing, carry away Ihe proud t'esh, draw
out the pus and prepare a clean wuy
for the new skin. II Is the recognizer healer among oils and myriads
uf people can certify that It healed
where other oils failed utterly.
Uses Only Cuticura
Soap for Prize Baby
"I have always used Cuticura
floap and no other for my baby, and
be has never hud a sore of any kind.
He does not, even chafe as most babies do. I feel that it is all owing
to Cuticura Soap for be is fine and
healthy, und when five months old
won a prizn in u baby contest. It
makes mv heart ache to go into so
many homes and see a sweet faced
baby with the whole top of its head
e solid mass of scurf, caused by the
use of poor soap. I always recommend ttuticAira, and nine times out
of ten the next timo I see the mother
she says ' Oli! I am so glud you told
roe of Cuticura.' " (Signed) Mrs.
O. A. Solijv, Bedondo Beach, Calif.
Althoiifti Ctltteurs 3dafl In 6'iM t>y itnut-
riMi mid dfRicm evorywhert, * j,���rttjii to
"Curlriirr." Dpiiv Cat. boston. V.8.A., will
���neure d nbcrni aic.ipic. win, 33-p. buuk ua
tbe can) uf iduu. b,'.;;. r~*<rt uuU-
Snnppers up of unconsidered trifles I
are. warned off Ihe three now volcanic
Islands recently thrown up sixty miles
southwest    >���'   Robinson  Crusoe's old
Georfje Ade Hoars a Fr.ble
The lli'sl time the Washington baseball lenin pliyed (Ihlcago this season,
George Ade. famous Tor his fables In 	
slang, met a friend in Ihe street, who,' Mln,rd'i Liniment Cures Distemper
Come on,   George,   and    see   ibis
Washington 'cun.     it's a peach-. It's
> a hummer.     It's performance against :
1 Chicago will he as finished as the work
of .luck Frost in a Georgia pencil orchard,
That,  said  Abe,  without   racking  a
smile, sounds  to too distinctly like 11 1
fable ill slang, I
Father   Do yon know what happens
to liars when they die?
Johnny���Yes. sir; they lie still.
Hammerless Repeating Shotgun
The lightest, strongest snd handsomest repeating shotgun made. It weighs
only 5-V pounds, yet. all metal parts being made throughout of Nickel
Steel, it has wonderful strength. In grace of outline and refinement of
detail and finish, it is unapproached by repeating guns of other makes.
It is exceedingly simple to load, unload and take down, and shoots
with  the strength  and accuracy for which Winchester guns are noted.
A tk ytur dtaltr tt ihtte .van on', or tend tt H'inchetttr Rtfiiutini A rtm
C$i, .Vaip tltvrn, Ctnn., ftr ItunJiontt, tllutlratti circular describing it
Liniment   Cures
Garget   In
How Oft? 1
How oft nn orator niusl go
llefore Ihe heedless throng
And sprain his vocal cords to show
His mind  is clear and strong!
How oft In handshakes must he twin!
ills muscles iill 'they start
And prove by lotighness of the wrist
His tenderness of heart!
W,  N.  U.  913
Countless have been the euros work- i
]ed by llolloway's Coin Cure. It has'
; a power of .ts own not found In other ���
I preparations. i
18o a Tin.
fcm't|aaMlMD fool 50(1 -'it!(ft cl:<-���* ImltAtlnn
SKAr litbaOr.HIINAI. ��d hZ��T HANI)
OL1.A.NEF.   WU1 raauna treaM tad auto
at all Mati.
I How Careless
Jlmmte llrllt, not the  pugilist, but
i the circus man. tells a story Illustrating how softhearted and sympathetic
some of Ihe ringmasters are when the-
I acrobats get hurt.      The heroine of I
the,story was n girl who did Ilie four-
] horse act, the six-horse act, the trap-
1 eze, and tlie Hying bar, for all of which
;slie received the princely remuneration
of forty do'.lars a   week.
One day she fell forty feet from the
trapeze and landing precipitately and
lll-advlsedly on her left wrist, broke
the bone near ihe elbow, The ringmaster ran up and sympathized us follows,  wiiii  certain  profane remarks
which  are lni'0 excluded;
Whai in thunder do you mean by
falling out of that trapeze'; I'm a
Bon of a gud If some of your ginks
don'l try to put 11 crimp Into ibis show
every lime we lift the tent!
Another fellow's sister always
seems nicer lo a young man than ltl��
own, until after he marries her.
Bad Blood�����������������������
is the direct ond inevitable result ot
irregular or constipated bowels nnd
clogged-up kidneys and skin. The
undigested food and other waste matter which is allowed to accumulate-
poisons the blood and the wliols
system. Dr. Morse's Indian Koot Pills-
act directly on the bowels, regulating
them���on the kidneys, giving tbettl
ease and strength to properly filter the
blood���and on the skin, opening ti(>
the pores. For pure blood and good
health take
Dr. Morse's   "
t*~ ��&,-   no...���.  v"��Br    **W<*
Ate your hands chapped, cracked
or soro ! Have you " cold ciacks "
which conn and bleed when tho skin
Is drawn tight? II.;vo you a cold
sore, Irout bile, chilblains, or a "raw"
place, which al times makes It ujony
lor you to go about your household
duties ? II so, Zam-Buk will give you
relief, and will heal Ihe trout-damaged
skin. 'Anoint the sore places at. night,
Zam-Buk's rich healing essencea will
sink Into the wounds, end the smarting, and will heal quickly,
Mi*. Vellen, of Portland, says : "Mj
hands were so noro and cracked that It
was agmvy to put them near water.
When 1 did so tbey would smart, and
burn as if I had unaided thnin.  1 seemed
?uite unable to get relief from anything
put or. thorn uutil 1 trie t Zain-lluk,
and it succeeded when all else had
failed. It closed tins big crack., gave
me)ease, soothed tho iiiflarmnatioii, and
in a very short time hauled my liana.."
lam-Biik afro cum chafing, rtuku, vintrr
teinna, y\bu, uteri,/itterina lorri, mri luwli
aud t**t', atucttict, pimvtu, rintf-vurm, slit,.
ttt<��, Aural, imitn, Kuliii, tgratui. 0/ all
driujgittl and Horn, or pod fric from thl Zain-
BuM Co., T'rrtmto.   Pncc 60c a >>ox.
A tew doors south of C.P.K. Depot
Rates |-..BO to $2.00 per day
Cuisine unexcelled
Met and cold water In every reors
Hotel   practically   Firspreot
All Outside Rooms
Ask your Clothier to show you
No others as good
Engineers and Boilermakers
Boilers   of   all     kinds��� Engines,
Pumpn. and Heavy Plals Work
Writ* us for Prices
14 Strschan Ave., Toronto, Canada
and all Metals, welded to perfection
by the Oxy-Acetyleno Process
Rear of 253 Sherbrooke Street,
Hostess (to one of the small guests)
���Now, dear, will you have some
bread and butter to finish up with?
Small Oiwst���No, thank you, I will
have some cake to be going on with.
'"���������   ifiSSrVJ?,
60c. a box or six boxes tor 52.50,
at all dealer*, or The Dodde Medicine Company, Limited, Toronto,
I Excursions to  Eastern    Canada    Via
I Canadian Northern Railway
.   Christmas fast approaches, bringing
} with it the thought ot the (oiks back
l homo and tho wish to be with them
i onco again, to share In their Yuletlde
I celebrations      it may have been only
last Nciir sines' one returned, but ��tin
the tniiiinetio Influence of the old far.il-
liur hearth .�� making Itself toil In u
I way that will not be suppressed,
Every  Opportunity
Whether It   be it  trip to the  Bast,
South,   or   any   other   portion   Ot   the
globe,  every  opportunity   Is at   hand
and opon to all,      As tho weeks roll
hi' in w lines are being opened up allj
through the West. settlors living!
In new towns, situated In outlaying
districts hitherto beyond tho pale of
railroad development, suddenly awake
and find within their grasp the transportation facilities, tor which In many
Instance.-;, they have been awaiting for
years. The goldon opportunity has
Today tho Canadian Northern announces its twenty-second annual reduced excursion rates to the Kost.
tickets to be on sale from Dec. 1 to
Si and good for return for three
months. Extension privileges will
he allowed tit the entl of this period
If required, and stop-overs uro permitted at most polnt.B en route.
Besides tlie offering ot extraordinary cheap rstes, the Canadian Northern Is able to add another inducement to the intending traveller In tho
way of a choice of routes. These
are as rollows: Through Winnipeg���
through Port Arthur���-by way of Du-
luth and Chicago���or lastly via 8t.
Paul and Chicago. To the old seasoned travellers probably either of the
routes through the United States will
appear tho most fascinating. To those
Intending to go this way, It may be
Interesting to know there Is no trouble
to be expected with the United States
Customs, as baggage Is sent through
without examination.
The Canadian Northern Is also offering a considerably lower rate to the
OU Country and Europe, which will
show a great, difference between that
and tho ordinary fare. Tickets are
good for five months' limit and will
be on sale from Nov. 10.
The company has a great reputation
for its dining car service, working on
the plan of pay only for what, one orders, and has recently received a num-
beer of new diners of the latest pattern. The Canadian Northern also
announces very low excursion tares
for the month of December to the
Central States, to such points as Du-
luth, St. Paul, Chicago, Sioux City,
Des Moines and Omaha, bo that many
lonely hom-?steadlng bachelors from
the States will have the opportunity
of spending ChrlstmaB and three
months at home.
obliged to
After Twenty Years of Pile Torture
Relief and Cure Came With
You take r.o risk and you make no
experiment when you use Dr. Chase's
Ointment for piles. Many doctors
still cling to the Idea that nothing but
an operation will effect a cure. But
operations are expensive and dangerous, and often fall In their results.
Some have been cured by Dr. Chase's
Ointment after operations had failed.
Dr. Chase'B Olntmeut truly has a
wonderful record as a cure for piles
and all Itching akin diseases. Here
Is a case which was reported recent-
Mr. John P. Marshall, 14 Barnes
road, St. John's, Nfld., writes:��� "For
upwards of twenty years I was troubled terribly with Itching piles; at
times bo bad that I was obliged to lay
up, unable to attend to business.
"I tried many treatments without
benefit, until I accidentally read of
Dr. Chase's Ointment, and found at
last a cure by using this ointment. I
only used one box and part, of a second one when I was completely cured,
and have had no return of the piles.
That was eighteen months ago, and
needless to say, I attribute this cure
to Dr. Chase's Invaluable Ointment."
Many sufferers from piles have, tried
so many scores of treatments that
they cannot believe that cure Is possible. In order to convince the skeptical we are always willing to seDd a
sample box free to anyone whe encloses a two-cent stamp to pay postage.
Dr. Chases Ointment, 00c. a box, at.
all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates &
Co., Limited, Toronto.
Quex���Well, supposing she did
throw you over because you lost your
money���there are as good tlsh in the
sea as ever came out of It.
Checks���I know, but that's small
comfort for i fellow who has lost his
Mlnard's   Liniment  Cures  Diphtheria
W, N. U. 923
Financially Foolish
First   Official     Member���What    do
you think of the new   preacher   we
tried out yesterday?
Second Official Member���Won't do!
We'd never lift the debt, with him on
the job. Why yesterday, when there
were strangers present, he had them
sing: I'm Olad Salvation's Free, while
the collection was being made.
Western Manufacture
Our  west  Is   hound  to  be  a  great
manufacturing field. in tho first,
place there Is tbe certainty of an
enormous consumptive demand of the
very best class there. The population Is increasing rapidly, the production of the laud is also increasing,
and the people have the    means    to
sustain a large per capital demand
for manufactured goods. In the second pluep the west has water power
and coal, and Its means of transportation enlarged so that raw material
from any source can he delivered at
the Factories, When the Panama
canal conies Into ubo Canada's western  market will be    brought    within
tho range of British manufacturers'
competition, and as the manufacturers of the western Bttites are always
to he reckoned with there, Canadian
manufacture's will reuulro :o be very
alert to mot the conditions.
Worms In children, If they bo not
attended to, canso convulsions, and
often death. Mother Craves' Worm
Exterminator will protect the children
from these distressing afflictions.
Ardent Suitor���I lay my fortuno at
your feet.
Fair Lady���Your fortune! 1 didn't
know you had one.
Ardent Suitor���Well, It Isn't much
of a fortune, but It will look large
beside those tiny feet.
Gall Stones Cured
After 12 Years
A Winnipeg lady hns been cured of
gall-stones after Buttering from that
painful complaint for twelve years. She
had taken many treatments nnd many
remedies but each and all proved fall*
ures, until she took SANOL, the already
well-known remedy for Gall-stones, Kidney-stones, Gravel, Kidney trouble, Lumbago and other diseases caused by uric
acid In the system. It was a great
victory for SANOL. Bo grateful was
this lady that she sent a great number
of her friends to iu to be treated and
In every one of these cases the results
have been most satisfactory.
We ore willing and anxious to supply
tne name of tbls well-known lady. We
have also records of cures In every town
and locality In Canada and we would be
able to refer you to eome ot your neighbors for an opinion on SANOL.
This remedy Is manufactured only by
street, Winnipeg. For pale by most
leading druggists or direct from the
makers at 11.50 per bottle.
Look about you and see bow trained
brains win better salaries than trained muscleB. We train young men
and women to use their brains In business. They succeed. Why not
you? We Invite you to write for a
copy of our curriculum If you want a
good training for a business office or
wish to become a competent telegraph
operator. Write W. H. Shaw, President, Shaw's Schools, Toronto, Canada.
Dear Friends
Bell���That man over there Is staring straight at my nose.
Nell���Probably he's a reporter.
Bell���And why should a reporter
stare at my nose?
Nell���Reporters are supposed to
keep their eyes on everything that
turns up, 'aren't they?
Because  Mother    Looked    So    Well
After Quitting Tea and Coffee
A woman was almost distracted with
dyspepsia and  heart trouble.
Like thousands of others, the drug
���caffeine���In coffee was slowly but
steadily undermining her nervous sys-
tem and Interfering with natural
digestion of food. (Tea Is Just as Injurious us coffee because It contains
caffeine, the poisonous drug found in
"For 30 years," she writes, "I have
used coffee. Have always been sickly���had heart trouble and dyspepsia
with ulcers In stomach and mouth bo
bad, sometimes, I was almost distracted and could hardly eat a thing for a
"I could not sleep for nervousness,
and when I would lie down at night
I'd belch up coffee and my; heart would
trouble me. It was like poison to
mo. I was thin���only weighed 125
lbs., when I quit coffee and began to
use Postum.
"From the first day that belching
and burning in'my stomach stopped.
I could sleep as soundly as anyone and
after the first month, whenever I met
any friends they would ask me what
was making me so fleshy and looking
so well.
"Sometimes, before I could answer
quick enough, one of the children or
my husband would say, 'Why, that Is
what Postum is doing for her'���they
were all so proud and glad.
"When I recommend it to anyqne T
always tell them to follow directions
in making Postum, as It. Is not good
to taste If weak, hut flno when It has
the flavor and rich brown color."
Name given by Cauadlan Postum Co..
Windsor, Ont.
Read the ltttlo book, "Tho Road to
Welivllle," In pkgs. "There's a reason." i
Ever read the above letter? A
new one appears from time to time.
They are genuine, true, and full of
human Interest.
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A Periodical Tippler
A doctor's patient In Excelsior
Springs the othor day was answering
tho usual list of queries prior to entering upon a course ot treatment.
Are you steady, or a periodical
drinker? asked the physician.
Periodical, was the reply.
How long between periods?
The poor fellow studied a moment,
that he might answer correctly, and
About twenty minutes.
When baby Is 111���when ho Is
troubled with constipation, colic,
worms or cold; when his teeth are
bothering him or when he Is reBtless
and cross and does not Bleep well,
give him Baby's Own TabletB. They
are the mother's greatest aid In keeping her little ones well���thousands of
mothers give their babies no other
medicine because they knew tho Tablets to be absolutely safe. They are
guaranteed by a government analyst
to be free from opiates and other
harmful drugs found In so-called
"soothing" mixtures. The Tablets
are sold by medicine dealers or by
mall at 25 cents a box from The Dr.
Williams' Medicine Co., Brockvllle,
Miss Oldtin���It Is not for the lack
of opportunities that I have remained
MIsb Pert���No, dear, you have given
the men plenty ot chances to propose
I'm sure.-
The Proven Asthma Remedy
Since asthma existed there has been
no lack of much heralded remedies,
but they have proved abort lived and
worthless. The ever-growing reputation of Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Asthma Remedy has given It a place In the
Held of medicine which no other can
approach. It has never been pushed
by sensational methods, but has simply gone on effecting relief and making new converts.
Joe's Automobllng Fun
Yes, remarked Farmer Hodge, my
boy Joe gets a good deal o' fun out
of motor cars
But he doesn't own a machine.
Of course not.      He's one of the
A Girl's Letter
Page One,  of course,  is Just  Page
That fact is very plain
Page Two you see
Is numbered Throe
Which greatly jars your brain.
Page Three, vou find, is really Four
Page Four is Six, that's flat,
What of Page Five?
Why, sakes alive; '   ,
You never do And that.
So Bobby Burns tersely describes the
rich, but still poor, dyspeptics. But their
case is not now so desperate ss when
Burns wrote. For the man who has the
food now can eat without suffering (or
it, if he just follows the meal with a
Na-Dru-Co Dyspepsia Tablet.
These remarkable tablets banish the
troubles of the chronic dyspeptic���the
man who is bilious���the suUerer from
heartburn, gas ou the itomacli or occasional indigestion. You can nt hearty
meals of wholesome food���and digest
them, too���if you take Na-Dru-Co
Dyspepsia Tablets.
Compounded by expert chemists, after
probably the best formula known to
medical science, they are quick and
certain in their action, giving prompt
relief from all forms of stomach trouble,
toning up aud strengthening the digestive organs and bringing about permanent
A man isno stronger than his stomach.
Fit yourself for your best work by
taking Na-Dru-Co Dyspepsia Tablets.
50c. at your druggist's. National Drug
and Chemical Co. of Canada, Limited,
Montreal. i.���
All grocer* 25c. lb.  Tin
A woman's Idea ot a rival la another woman wbo tries to have better
clothes  than hers.
What the Captain Svs:
"When a  man  is  in
charge of a ship he has
to keep calm under all conditions.
Empire Navy Plug Chewing Tobacco
is a great help." /
The Royal Bank of Canada
Deposits of $i   ar.d Upwards   Received   and  Interest
Allowed at Current Kates
on All the Principal Towns in  Canada,  tlie  United
States and Europe
WM. H. HOFF     -     ���     MANAGER
The Courtenay Review
And Comox Valley Advocate
A  Weekly  Newspaper,   Published  at
Courtenay, II. C.
N. lhinKN, Publisher
Subscription SIM per Year ill Advance
TKUKSUAY, liKCKMI'.KU 19, 1918
Only one week more till Christmas. Have you done your shopping yet?
We would like to see a civic improvement society formed here with
the object of encouraging neatness
aud tideness about the premises
and homes of the citizens aud also
to keep the streets, lanes and vacant
lots clean and clear of rubbish, etc.
This latter can be partially done
by establishihg an "Arbor Day,"
a day set apart for a genuine cleanup, and on which the school children clean Up their play-grounds,
plant flowers, shrubs, etc This is
an ideally situated town, and its
up to the citizens to keep it clean
and attractive looking if we wish to
secure good settlers ill our midst.
Picture framing made to order,
J. Sutton.
Somebody is going to get into
trouble for driving over the bridge
faster than a walk, while the
bridge is perfectly safe for all vehicular traffic it is well known that
trotting horses cause great vibration,
hence tlie regulation prohibiting
trotting. There is a large sign
which all can plainly see on the
bridge, containing the regulation.
A word to the wise is sufficcnt.
The concert and dance given by
the United Mine workers of Cumberland in the opera house here on
Friday night last was not very well
attended during the early or concert
part, but a goodly number turned
up for the dance. The concert was
a very creditable one, some of the
performers showing excellent talent
in their respective lines. A jolly
time was spent at the dance afterwards, the old time dances being
much enjoyed especially by the
scotch folk present.
A tourist hotel is being planned
foi Kelowna. It will be built'in
the park, contain seventy-five
rooms, and cost $100,000.
How Others See Us
The Courtenay Review and
Comox Valley Advocate issued its
first number on November 28th,
Mr boden is the publisher.���New
Westminster Columbian.
Ihe Review, a neat, newsy, weekly paper, has commenced publication in Courtenay, li. C, the fust
issue appearing on November 28th.
N. Boden is the publisher.��� Cumberland Islander.
The first issue of the new Courtenay paper came out last week, acopy
of which has reached tliis office, it
is named "The Review", and it is a
uery cteaditable sheet. We wish it
success. It is up to the Valley
people to make it so.���Cumberland
The Courtenay Review has made
its first.appearance and is a credit to
Mr N. Boden, the publisher,   and
the town iu   which   the   paper   is
printed.    It   is   an   eight-page   5
column paper and starts   off with
over twenty columns of advertising, '
which in itself is a guarantee of its !
financial success.   The paper should '
render valuable assistance in adve: -
Using the country   around   Court-1
etiay.���Ladysmith Chronicle. j
The Courtenay Review made its
first appearance on Thursday last. !
It is a well printed five column
paper, and the initial patronage given to its advertising columns shows
that the community which it represents are glad of its coming aud
intend to support it. The Comox
and Courtenay district is one of the
most attractive on Vancouver Is-
laud, and we have no doubt but
that much good will accrue to the
district through its local newspaper.
--Cowichau Leader. I
The result of the voting for the
most popular young lady in the
district now being taken at McPhee
& Morrison's to date is : Miss
G. Bridges 268, Miss Alice Skinner 123, Miss Lizzie McQuillan 82,
Miss Ruth Covert 26, Miss Belle'
Berkley 215, Miss E. Hoff 13, Miss
Jean McKenzie 84, Miss B. Mc-
Phee 11, Miss Ethel Piercy 2,5, Miss
Al ce Beaton 21. Miss Ida Hanson
20, Miss llannay 14, Miss L. Moul
son 1, S. Gleason 3, K, Grant 8 |
Those who are holding back their
tickets must have them iu by Saturday the 21 st.
Mr Dan KUpatrlclc left on Tuesday's
boat l��r Victoria in connection with his
milling business.
Wanted-���Good girl, about 13
years of age, for general house
woi'K, apply, L. HicKinan, LtiKe
Trail Courtenay.
Several wit liows were blown outo' the
Courtenay Hotel by Tiusday's atorui,
which old timers sue was one of the
severest that has been experienced in tl is
Mr Axel Peel ot Grantham, who was
born iu Sweden, celebrated his fifty-
(iiurth birthday, on Wednesday  and en-
t Tt lined a number of hi friends to a
dinner. A most enjoy, bit evening Wl s
spent ill song, lie is leaving ou Sunday's
boat lor Vancouver to spend the Christinas Holidays,
Mr George Ardley had a rather unpleasant experience on Tuesdoy night
during the Kale. On his way home with j
horse and buggy he encountered no lets
than five trees fallen across tile toad, an,l
by the time lie lifted horse snd buggy
over the obstacles it was well in the wee
small hours when George reached his
( wil fireside.
Manufacturers of
High-Grade Havana Cigars. "Monarch"
and "Oak Brand"
For Snle at All Hotels
619 Johnson St.        Victoria
Courtenay   Ladies'   College
Next Term Starts
MONDAY,  JANUARY 13,   1913
Mrs. Hardy and Miss Glenny
A Choice Selection of Xmas
Presents in Gold and
Silver at
Watchmaker and Jeweller
Inspection Invited
Since the middle of July over 500
carloads of farm produca have been
shipped from Armstrong. Little
wonder that it takes six men to run
the bank of Montreal in that town
British Columbia Iijvestnjents
Vancouver Island Farms and Acreage Specialists
Our listings together with the 4,000 acres we have actually
bought in the Comox District consisting of cleared and
uncleared farms, sea aud river frontage, enables us to give
intending buyers a good choice.
Courtenay lots on the main Union Road and abutting right
on the new station when built, also Royston sub-division
acreages aud lots are just now good buys in view of a wharf
being assured.
Come iu and See Us Before Prices Advance
Telephone 36
Dry  Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes
v/�� *$��
Genera! Merchant
Plastering and Cement Work
a Specialty
Comox, B. C.
First-class   Accommodation.    Best
Quality Wines Liquors and Cigars
'   H. Cottington, Prop.
a> m
e *
8 Boots,   Shoes,   Rubbers,  Loggers
| Supplies,  etc.
S Sole Agents in Courtenay for Tail-
S ored Suits, tailored by The Art
g Tailoring Co., lid.
��� Prices Right, Fit and Workmanship Guaranteed
s Cor. Fechner Block,   Courtenay
MUMMMMHillMtMNNHii cceccccefcaete��ta ccctw
Hardy & Biscoe
The Oldest Established
Real Estate Agents and Auctioneers
A Large Listing of Cleared and
Bush Lands, Ranches, Bungalows and Town Lots
Union St. Courtenay, B. C.  :
��eoaaeeo:o9o eeeoeaaooeseaasae.oeataaese�� :ao��aea��a*e��o
Corner Store
Groceries, Dry Goods, etc.
Special Attention Paid to
\     Parkin Bros.
j   Phone 4 Sandwick  |
!a��ofte*Kte9co& eeaicaa ���ataaaaaaoaaeaetcateoeat aaeeeoa
I beg to Announce to the Public of  this  District
That I am Prepared to do All Kinds of
Picture Framing on Short Notice
a a
'���/���;" ^f'(scf".r-:^':?'.T;":'��caae4a������aaa8aa��a��teeete��8-a����oa��e���C';;
Comox, B. C.
Best Meals North of Nauiamo
Choicest Liquors and Cigars
C. A. Martin,  Prop.
J.    E.   ASTON
Basement Willard Mock
Loggers Boots and Shoes Made
Repairing Neatly  and  Promptly   Done
Milliner and Costumier
Wedding and Mourning Orders
Given Prompt Attention
Union St.
in Cumberland
Don't fail to See
The Druggist
For Xmas. Cards, Perfumes,
Pipes and Chocolates in bo j es
The Best of Everything
'. Do McLean
Jeweller, Optician
and Newsdealer
A full line of watches,
jewellery and everything   for   the
Xmas trade
Cumberland, B. C.
Automobiles, Gas Engines.
Supplies and Repairing
Agents for Fairbanks Gas Engines,  Moore Lighting Systems
Denton & Thomson, Props.
Phones R 84 and L 84
Cars for Hire Night or Day
The Furniture Store
Iron Beds and Bedding, Springs and Mattresses,
Carpets, Stoves  and Ranges, Furniture and
House   Furnishings,   Rugs   Linoleums,
Curtains and Window Blinds
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland
Cash Butcher
Dealer in all kinds of Meats, Fish in season, etc.
Orders promptly attended to
Phone 37
What  Is Behind Courtenay ?
Second of a Series of Three Articles
on Courtenay.
By Colin Campbell
In my last article on the above
subject I mentioned the importance
of good sound men as being the
most essential factor to a place ever
acquiring distinction. The most
essential point is the getting of
these men together in a body and
working in harmony. Once the
right men are secured and a proper
degree of enthusiam generated, the
rest is easy. The first thiug to be
considered is the feasibility of the
town incorporating as a city or
municipality. This innovation
should have serious consideration.
There is a great deal to be said in
avor of it. Many improvements
would accure to the place thereby,
Among the many things would be a
body of men elected to office who
would endeavor to have a good
water and lighting system installed
together with the proper sewerage
facilities, i The incorporation of the
place would enable them to raise
money by lean to meet all requirement's,. The .streets and. sidewalks
could be p operely looked after; the
enforcing of the law by police under control of ��. board of commissioners would be invaluable, the
schools would also have greater care
It may be argured that there would
be considerable increase in taxation
if we were incorporated, while this
may be true we must not overlook
the fact that if we had the handling
of the revenue derived from our taxation and it were spent judiciously
the advantages would be all in our
favour. No one wouid raise any
objection if value were received by
the additional taxation, such value
as would he received would enhance
the value of property above the proportional increase of taxation.  This
is somethiug for consideration nnd
future determination.   In the meantime there Is much ne< d in Court-
etiny for a board of trade.   'I here
ore two acts oi   Parliament   uuds r
which a body ��'i this kind con iu-
on porate,   This is a splendid 1111 d-
111111 through whit li we   ..s  a community/ could come in  touch  \\ ilh
the cities of importance aud advei
lis.' the disti ict.    It is 111 <_ best and
most Important body a growing city
can lin\ e,    The nil'oi 111 iti 111  going
out l��� \ a l�� miiI i>i trade is authentic,
the unvarnished truth, nud imparl
ed with advantage to no one in pai
ticular,   Something might bedow
alter the uew year holid lys to start
a board of ira-Jj with good live men
who have the interest of  the community as n \\ hole nt  heart,   The
lack of these two important factors
is the only himlt.i.iihv to the place.
Now,  for   the   imaginary hind
rancas   mentioned   by   those who
have not really studied the point at
Issue,    There is a general   belief
that a city to a suineauy great prol
portions must be 1 itualcd with deep
water harbor facilities.     This  idea
has been so Ion,::  iu  the minds of
some people thai no statistics 01
analysis of the question  can   alter
this  pre-concelved  notion.    It has
been proven by statistics and scieli-
tiiie economical enquiry that the advantages accruing to a  place through Its being a seaport is of so insignificant proportion as to be entirely eclipsed by many other things
that were once thought to be of no
importance.   The amount of shipping tonnage that  arrives  and depart.-) from a plate contributes very
little to the wealth of the place. As
an asset it is practically nil,   Cities
that have a large mercantile fleet
going lo aud fro do not derive much
benefit thereby, as it   was the city
that caused the  shipping and  not
the shipping made the  city.   The
advantages  of shipping are only
felt by  manufacturers who desire
cheap means oftransportalion. The
rapid advance of  railway facilities
aud the regulation of freight rates
by commissioners have done much
to stimulate the growth of cities far
back from the coast.    Cities with a
large   agricultural   area,   mineral,
manufacturing   aud   mining terri
tory behind them have   grown to
gigantic proportions,  such  as Columbus, Ohio, St. Paul, Charleston
Nashville aud countless others This
is also true of many cities in Can
ada.    That Courtenay has no deep
water navigable harbor or river, it
does not necessarily follow that that
is any hindrance to arriving at unlimited proportions,     with railway
communication to Victoria, Courtenay has all she needs.    We have an
agricultural territory  surpassed by
none for quality  and  extent.    We
have mining industries unequalled
in Ii. C. at our door together  with
a power plant that no doubt would
be available to supply all kinds  of
manufacturing industries.       with
these things aud  our  geographical
positions on the Island  which lies
most favorably with one-half of tlie
Island on the north and  the other
half on the   south.    we  have the
basis for city that   the  future will
build beyond our wildest dreams.
Interesting Items from the Coal City
"Tex" Foster the boxer was in
town last week.
The hotel bars are again open,
after an enforced idleness, of five or
six weeks.
Miss Queenie Abrams aud Mr A.
Campbell, of Victoria, were united
in marriage ou Wednesday evening
at the family residence Maryport
avenue. Rev. Vey of Holy Trinity
church oflieated.
Mr A. R. Pepper, who has been
clerking in A. H. Peacey's drug
store, left on Sunday for Alberni to
take a position in a drug store. He
also received a telegram offering
him a good position iu Vancouver.
The mines are gaining in their
output every day. Nearly fourteen
hundred tons being put out daily.
There seems to be no scanty of nonunion labor, as the company are in
receipt of enquiries from various
places f re m which large numbers
are anxious to come to Cumberland
to work.
t"ro<n th* Dumb ,;������/ .\\ ���..,
we  are  casting   uc   reflections
upon the previous mayors; they did
their duty as they Saw it.
This is tlie fourteenth week of
the strike, aud to all appearances
we are no nenrei ,1 settlement ofl
the trouble than tit the beginning.
Mis l.ittle and Mrs Gillnnders,
daughters of  Mr aud  Mis lames
Abrams, of Vaucouve  were present
at    the   marriage   of   their    sister 1
' lueenie,
At the Court of Revision ou.Tues-
day nighli the fi llowing iiauit s
were added to th'- voters list:��� T.,
llaniu 1 man, li. l\ Knide 1.. Per-!
izzioui, 1'. I'ei'izzioui, |oeBardisoni,
A. MilHgau, I'. I'. Harrison, E, B,
Asherofl, \\\ 11.  Lawrence.
It is about time lh.it w< we e
limiting up a good man for Mayer
Why not petition T, K. Hanks? I'c
should make a good mayor, and ii
no extremist, or take any other
worthy and qualified citizen win
will accept a nomination for that
honorable distinction in these
troublesome times, for i. wi 1
neither be a "bed of roses" nor a
sinecure to whoever may have the
honor of being our next mayor.
We are not boosting fcr anybody,
nor will we, if we never have a
mayor. We wouldn't touch it witli
1 forty foot pole, even if we could,
The great honor and the correspondingly great salary might turn our
head. Let us have an absolutely
independent mayor, one who would
not be afraid of the loosing  of do'-
lars aud cents by the carrying out
of hit tint' , 01 none, for th. re is 1 0
financial consideration in tlie pos -
tion to compensate for loss of bu>-
The Dominion Government hi s
put up a teleohone line between
Fort Fraser and Fort St Lanes. .1
distance of thirty-five miles, Th -
line has reduced the price of mes
s iges from Fort St James from S7
to \\r \ cents
While working on the C. N. Kail
I way near Trnuquille the other day
j the St< .1' I    shovel    op ���   :   ' . found
1147 rattlesnakes in their dipper,
The snakes were benumbed with
the '"ild when the dipper tore them
frcui their homeiu ihe loose rocks.
Tlje Star
Livery and team work promptly attended  to.    All kinds of
hauling done
First-Class Buggies for Hire
Alex. Maxwell, Prop,
The Store
The Store
of Quality [   Q T Q R E   I ��* ^"^
We Lead in Every Line
Xmas. Buyers will find we have anticipated their
needs.   We have something for all at
the right prices
Call and See Us and You will be Convinced
Store open every day during December
Simon, Leiser & Co., Ltd.
General Merchants
Stoves & Ranges
Sporting Goods, Hardware,
Paints, Oils, etc.
McClary   Manufacturing   Co.,   Albion
Stove Works,   DeLaval  Cream
Seperators and Sherman-
Williams Paints
A few lines we are showing in our departments
for the Christmas trade.
No trouble in choosing
a Christmas gift here.
Your inspection invited.
Ladies' Department
Dainty Xmas. Neckwear
Exclusive styles iii fancy stock collars, in lace and net, prettily trimmed with colored ribbons and fancy
heads, in great variety, from 35c to
$1.25. Pretty bows with piped
edges, some rosettes with fancy
drops, and some in smart tailored
effects, price 50c. Pure silk nuif-
fleres, plain or fringed, in black,
gray, brown, sky, navy and white,
from 50c to $1, We have the largest showing of ladies neckwear
ever seen in the district.
Lady's Evening Scarfs
A very acceptaple Xmas. gift to a
lady would be one of these handsome evening scarfs, made of fine
spun silk, loosely woven in fancy
weaves. 14 in. to 24 in. wide and
1 3-4 yds. long, finished with wide
fringe, from $1.50 to $3.50.
Xmas. Belts
Silk elastic, patent leather suede,
velvet, tinsel, plain leather and
novelty belts with gilt, silver, gun-
metal or self colored and fancy carved buckles, all sizes, values from
50c up, We have belts to match
every costume and the prices are
particularly moderate.
Lady's Handbags
This is a line that is worth your inspection, having just arrived for
the Xmas. trade. There is every
style and shape in leather, snede,
velvet, eta., with long cord and silk
lining, 4 coin purses to match, from
$2 to $7.50.
I<iuly's wool combinations in medium
weight, high neck, long sleeves, ankle
length, values $3.
Xmas. Handkerchiefs Lady's Sweater Coats
This season we have a   better and a warm stylish looking coat made o(
bigger handkerchief stock than any extra heavy wool, with high Btorm collar
we have shown previously.  This is
one of the leading lines for Xmas.
gifts.    They come in fancy boxes
and are beautifully embroidered and Materials in Berge and tweeds, loose fit
ling backs, with double-breasted  fronts.
Men's  Department 8:
utiil snug   fitting.   They  come   in   all
shades, front $3 to fi.so.
Lady's and Misses Coats
Men's Sweater Coats
ixtm special at $4.   A  good  medium
*i/U_>. n..*...,., M..MI���.0 weight coat ami well  made,   with   high
Men s Dressy Muttlers       nn,i low collar, two pockets,  win staud
Pure silk mufflers with or without fringe lots of hard wear.   Come in plain grey
They come in black, grey, brown, navy,   and   kahaki,    trimmed
lace trimmed, all prices.
Silk Waists
We have just to hand one   of  the
finest lines of waists that   could be
A good selection, values front $6 to $11.
Lady's Felt Slippers
sky and white. Put up in fancy lioxes
and will make a handsome Xmas. gift.
We invite your inspection of this line.
Men's Ties
with seal and
maroon, grey trimmed "withjknlmki and
cardinal, and brown trimmed with green.
From %2 to $6.
Men's Tweed Trousers
See our range of this line.  Four-in-hand Men's  heavy tweed  trousers  in  dark
A fine assortment in all colors,  nice  fur  a"d derby shapes, plain silk   ami   fancy  grey mixtures.    Made with  strong  po.:
���     ��� a.. .i  ��� 1 1-iii.ta>.1     tiiia.* All      tin*      caatmti'ii    faimfl+a     lamin Ax   nvnullnut   trniiinir       f/\t*      itlitoili
trimmings,   plain    with  ribbon  down
procured, in taffeta, mussaline, silk through tops mid vamps; medium heels
Madras, China Silk in ecru, etc., 111
plain and tailored styles, from $3
to $10. We especially invite your
inspection of these.
Aviation Caps
These are of very superior quality and
popular for this time of the year. Made
of Berlin wool and come in a heavy
weave, colors, white, navy, cardinal and
green, also combination color effects,
prices 75c to $1.50.
Lady's Umbrellas
The cover is a splendid quality with a
finely tempered rod and frame, the
handle being beautifully carved. The
cover is 25 inches, giving good protection, from $1.75 to S5.
Silk Underskirts
Lady's soft satin underskirts. They are
made with deep pleated flounce with
good shape top. Come in plain colors
and shots in all the new shades, prices
fram $2.50 to $5.
Lady's Skirts
They are up-to-date styles from the leading eastern manufacturers. They include a big range of good navy and
black serges ill tailored effects, Panama
and voils ill a variety of styles, from
$4.50 to $12.
Dress Goods
In every fashionable weave and color.
They    include    fancy   black   brocades,
hand-turned soles, sizes 21-2 to 7, prices,
$1.25 to $1.50.
Switches and Hair Rolls
These are made of extra fine human
hair and are 24 inches long. We have
different similes in brown for you to
choose from, iu both wavy and straight
effects, from $1 up.
Hair Ornaments
White brilliants, diamond back combs,
side combs, barrettes, etc. The biggest
collection of these we bave yet handled.
Bach article is well finished and priced
from 35c up.
Art Needlework
We offer some very pretty Xmas. gifts in  winter wear, $1.50 to ��2.
knitted ties.   All the  season's favorite kets.   An excellent trouscr   for  outside
colors and shapes are shown here.   Very wear, 44.50 a pair.
acceptable  for  Xmas.   gifts.     Put up F��wn CnrdurnvK
singly in fancy boxes,   from rc.  to $1. r,wn voraurwys
You can secure anything you require in These pants are made of  a  heavy fine
smart neckwear here. rib corduroy in a dark shade.    Cut  with
Mnn's CX;.-!. 'u" -dps, ,)c't 'oops and cuffed bottoms.
men s oniru A m,^ colnfortable  and  hard  wearing
Men's negligee shirts in light and dark trouser.
colorings,   plain aud   striped.    A   large
stock of new and up-to-date patterns and
styles to choose from, values from  $1.50 A big range of tweed   oveecoats  to pick
to $2.50.    It will be to your advantage to from, of unusually gqotl quality   and in
see these. this season's newest styles,   values from
Heavy Working Shirts ��8t0,'s
Men's heavy working  shirts  made  of
good twill and fleece lined, come in black The    noted   Currie   English   raincoat,
and kakaki shades, strongly made, with guaranteed waterproof, $1,1 to $20.
collar and   pockets.     Ideal   shirts   for
Men's Overcoats
worked cushions, table covers, centres,
doylies, runners, etc. This shipment which
has just arrived from Ireland are all in
the newest designs, well made and well
worked, and at very reasonable prices.
We have quite a large assortment laid
out for your inspection.
Knitted Toques and Aviation Caps
For children are now very popular. We
have them in all colors from 35c. to $1,
Child's Bearskin Coats
Men's Dancing Pumps
And house slippers. Either of these
lines will make a very acceptable present
They are made with uppers of patent
and fine kid leather. Comfortable and
good fitting around the ankles, prices
from $2.50 to S4.50.
Men's High Grade Suits
This lot ill all the newest patterns and
styles, comprises a fine line of English,
and Scotch tweeds and worsteds, also
plain   colors,    equal    to  custom-made
Boy's Suits
A large shipment of these just In, made
of rough and smooth Scotch and English
tweed, with double-breasted coat and
bloomer punts. These suits ure tailor-
made, well lined and well finished, Ti c
best suit values ever offered in this district, from }9,5Q to $i).,io.
Grocery Department
Our grocery department is replete with
all the Xmas delicacies to be had. Plum
pudding, fruit rake, miilaga grapes, the
finest of Spanish cluster raisins, ttte
well-known Smyrna   figs;   also  a  large
These are made with turn-over collars or  ���,.������    v���������.,,    ..,.    -.	
small capes and are  in  plain  or fancy clothing.   Its the wearing qualities of our assortment^ of   Xmas.   and   New^Year
tritntneil styles, from $2.50 to||.so.     Hon   ' ' " ' ' " ""
nets and hats to match, $1. each.
Child's Felt Hats
striped suitings, cashmeres, voils sergesj We have u good   range   of   shapes   and \ye are agents for the  Campbell  Cloth-
panatnas, shepherd checks,   broadcloths, colors in children's   felt  hats   that  are ing Manufacturing  Co.,   Montreal.    Fit
etc., from $1.25  to $3.25  per  yd.,   in very becoming to all  boys  and  girls, and finish guaranteed,   karge book of
widths 36 to 54 inches. from 7$c. to $1. patterns to choose from.
men's clothing that gained us a reputation, prices from 915.00 to $33.00.
Suits Made-to-Measure
drinks, such as ginger wine, raspberry
vinegar, vanilla, orange, raspberry and
strawberry syrups, lime juice, cordial,
grape juice, etc.
Crockery ari Chinaware Dept-
A fine line just to baud in dinner and
toilet sets, fancy china etc.
Campbell's, Cumberland
McFarlane Bros.
A Few Suggestions ^r Xmas.
and New Year Gifts
For the Ladies
Chatelaine Bags
Handkerchiefs, Irish Linen, both
Plain and
Children's picture handkerchiefs
Fancy handkerchief holders
Hemstitched linen table covers
Hemstitched tray cloths
Hemstitched table napkins
Doylies and centrepieces from
Ladies' umbrellas from
Ladies' dressing jackets, white wool
P.apetries. Holly designs, at
Ladies' felt shoes and house slippers
from $1 to $4
fancy, from 25c to 75c
5c each and 2 for 5c
from $1 to $2.50 each
$3 to $4 each
$4 per dozen
5c to 75c each
$1.25 to $2.50
50c per box
$1 to $22.25
For the Home
1 only, Grafonola
1 only Graphophone
regular $65, now $45
regular $45, now $30
For Gentlemen
Hair brushes - - $1 each and $2.50 per pair
Smoking Jackets - - regular $5.50, now $3
Wool Mufflers in cream or mauve shades 65c
Sets of suspenders, armlets and garters       - $1.25
For the Children
A nice assortment of Toys at prices to suit all.
The Corner Store
P. O. Box 100
Phone 10
Union Bay, B. C. December io���-
Albert Spooner who recently resign
ed his position as assayer at the
coal washer sailed to-night enrottte
for San Francis o, his destination
being New York. !
Mr. J. A. Fraser, of Fraser &
Bishop left on to-nights boat on a
business trip to Vancouver and Victoria.
Mrs Kidd, wife of the Rev C. E.
Kidd, sailed to-night on the Char-
in .r en-route for Montreal, where
she will spend Chriitmas.
George Willard's car should be
busy on Friday night running passengers to the dance here on that
night. We believe this is to celebrate the painting of the Wilson
Hotel, or on the other hand Alf
Home may be getting an extra
shine for the occasion.
While in the execution of his
duties as clerk of works at the barn
of Mrs King, whose ranch is not
far from here, Adolphus Anderson
more generally known as the ' 'ed-
icated swede" stepped on a nail
which nearly caused blood poisoning and the loss of a foot. It is
doubtful whether it was one of his
own or a wire one as several of each
kind were lying in the near vicinity.
He lingered on manfully with the
assistance of rye stimulants for several days, but when poisoning started a doctor was consulted and advised that he should be sent to the
Cumberland Hospital. After a
hard struggle between life and
death and with the aid of a stomach
pump he has sufficently recovered
to return to his native heath. He
takes this opportunity to earnestly
thank the doctors and nurses for
the unremitting attention they accorded him while he malingered.
In 1914 the C. P. R. will have a
double track between Fort William
and Calgary. A little later the line
will be double tracked between Calgary and Revelstroke.
Dealer in Choice Fruits, Confectionery
and Soft Drinks
Dunsmuir Ave.        Cumberland
We Ask Inspection
Of the Full Line of Gents Neckwear just Received
Our Xmas. Groceries are the Best in Town
See Our Children's Shoes
The  Ideal  Store
Special Notice!
A Special Shipment of Turkeys and Beef arriving.
The Finest Selection on the Island.   Order at Once,
if You Have Not Already Done So.
Comox Co-Operative Society
Wholesale Dealer in Hay, Grain, Flour and Feed
at Lowest Market Prices, Brick, Lime and Cement
Just Arrived, Car Load Extra No. 1 Oats $33 per ton
Agent for De Laval Cream Scperators, "The World's Standard"
You can never Tell when Sickness or an Accident may come
Insure Against Both, in   Your  Home Company.    You  will
never miss $1.90 per month for a $50 monthly Benefit
L. 0. L Annual Meeting!
Courtenay L. O. L. met in the
Orange hall on Wednesday evening
last. It being the night for election
aud installation of officers, there
was a good turnout of the brethren.
Mount Iloreb lodge No. 1676 was
represented by Bros. Willard,\y,M.
Armstrong, Banks and Bannerman.
The lodge was opened in regnlar
form, Bro. Mckenzie Jr. in the chair
assisted by H.R. Clark in the vice-
chair. After routine business, Bro
A. Robinson was called upon to
conduct the election and installation
of officers, he being a charter master of the lodge. After the offices
had been declared vacant, the members having every confidence in
Bros. McKenzie and Clarke, reelected them to preside over the
destinies of the lodge for another
year. The election resulted as follows :���
W. M.���Bro. J. W. McKenzie
U, M.���Bro. H. K. Clarke
R. S.���Bro. G. B. Leighton
Chap.���Bio. F. Shopland
F. S.���Bro. H. Loggie
Treas.���Bro. S. Calhoun
D. of C���Bro. B. Brown
1st L.���Bro. J. Crockett
1st Com.���Bro. G. Brown
After the installation   the new
officers were called upon  for a few
remarks.   After the closing of the
ledge the members adjourned to the
banqueting room   where  a  dainty
repast,was served.   After the inner
man had been satisfied songs, recitations and speeches were in order.
Some fine  cigars, the gift of Bros.
Brown and   Piercy were much enjoyed.   The singing of the National
Anthem and   "The   Maple  Leaf
Forever" brought a well spent evening to a close.���Com.
Ou Sunday morning EdwardLees
and John Cairns met with an accident which nearly cost them their
lives. About two o'clock Sunday
morning they started out with a
horse and cart to look for Mr.
Cairns, sr.. who had gone up to
one of the camps with a passenger
early in the evening, and as later
events showed, had become lost
and driven many miles out of his
way. The boj\s met him coming
home ou the hill above Saudwick
church, and turned round to follow
him home. when turning the corner at the foot of the hill their
horse walked off the road and stumbled into the deep ditch, the cart
and the boys going over' too.    The
Special iiMMmeeiaeif
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We have received at the last moment a shipment of goeds bought for Xmas.
gifts, which we ccrtrider worthy of very special mention consisting of
Ladies manicure sets, ccompanion, glove   cad handkerchief sets, har.ti  bags,
i toilet sets, dressing cases, work baskets,  military brushes, men's collar boxes, "
J silver plated knives, f ork ss nd spoons in  fancy cases of various designs and 0
3 sizes, children's knife, fork a-pd spoon sets in ex':: a good quality r
9 ,' i
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i. More Toys       More Doll Carnages       More Wheelbarrows       More Decorations $
horse fell onto one of them and the
cart onto the other, pinning them
down fast. After shouting them,
selves hoarse and struggling for
nearly an hour Lees managed to
extricate himself and succeeded in
getting help to get his companion
and horse out of the mixup. It
took seven men to get the horse
out of the hole. Barring having
his lip cut and a couple of teeth
knocked loose also a few bruises
Lees was apparently all right, but
fainted as soon as he was seated in
the rig. Cairns was badly chilled
from his long immersion in the mud
and water, as was thfe horse, but
after getting warm stimulants all
were as chipper as ever. It is said
this is not the first accident more
or less serious that has happened at
that spot, and we understand steps
are to be taken to try and have u
railing put alongside the road for
some distahce.
A farewell dance will be held in
the opera lioii'e on Friday evening
in honor ot Mr and Mrs James Mc
Guiggan who are leaving"thCdistTic't
The boys of the logging camp are
getting up the affair. Aright jolly
time is expected. Tickets are ��1.00
each, ladies free.
The   Comox  Barber   Shop
)'. l est  Shop in Courtenay
Nothing   But   First   Class   Work
Guaranteed.    Baths in connection
C..E.   DALRYMPLE,  Prop.
Now is the Time to Think of
this Burning Question
The Courtenay Wood Supply
Co.,  can   Execute  Your
Orders Promptly
Do   not   Delay   Getting    in
Your   Winter's   Supply,
but at once communicate with
Kenneth A. Grieve
Phone 36
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I Rates Reasonable
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Your Estate
aid Loved Ones
Lay Up Money for Old Age.
Delay will Cost You
Hard Cash
The Manufacturers' Life can
Supply Every. Kind
of a Policy
Insurance in Force $70,000,000
Assets Over $15,000,000
Make Application to
C. E. Daliymple
District Agent
���Operative Society
Dealers in Meats, Farm
Union St
Produce, etc.
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Courtenay   :
Riverside Hotel
Bar Supplied with the Best Wines,
'Liquors and Cigars
Travellers Always Made Welcome
O. H. FECHNER, Prop.
Horseshoeing and General
Repairing of all kinds
J.  W.   MacKenzie Jr., Courtenay
E. SWAN, Prop.
lake Xmas. 1912 a Happy One
For the Children as well as for Yourself by Seeing my New
Shipment of Dolls, Toys, etc.    I  Have One of the Finest
Selections iu this District.    It will  Pay  You  to See
Them before Purchasing Elsewhere
52 Piece Dinner Set, value $18.50
To the Person   Guessing  Accurately  the  exact  distance  the   Electric
Train, in the window, Travels in One Hour and Fifteen Minutes
One Barrell of the Best Flour
To the Person Holding the Largest Number of Cash Tickets  from our
Cash Register, from December Fourteen to Twenty-four, inclu ������  J
Conditions of Guessing
For Bvery Dollar's Worth of Goods Purchased in this Store for Casli or
Credit, from December Fourteen to Twenty-four, inclusive
Untitles Purchaser to One Guess
Telephone 6
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There will be a winter carnival
at Hazelton, early in January. The
eading feature will be a long dist-
nce dog team race.
The largest crabs in   the world
arc found at Nadcu Harbor, and a
cannery will soon   be   rut un  at
i that point to can them.
Stist < ptibllil y i o i olds, sine
th; nats, tonsilitis and such, imli-
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oi reserve Bticngth to weather
changing seasons.
A spoonful! iSCOTTSEMUL-
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healthy body-action like a small
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purest cod liver oil. made cream-
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Put Your Head to the North
experiments.are now being conducted ai Columbia University to prove
tbe proof of tho theory that people
who Bleep with their heads pointing
toward the North Magnetic Pole and
their f "i towards the south Bleep
more refreshed i i>:it< those who sleep
'til.'I wise.
lio you Bleep well?
At" you   " porfi ct health?
If not yon hod hotter oov the oonv
n-"in lioforo retiring, Every man, woman and child In Hiis hro id land
should turn his or her hi ad nround
until I'le head points north and the
fool soiit.li. 'i hen oulj will his or her
sleep ho deep and Bound as possible,
all i thrr things being enual. Then
only will he or Bho nrlse with nerves
rented and with proper tone lo tho
entire body.
Nonsense, rot, you say. Vet ex-
i pertinents at Columbia University
geetn to boar out t!ti; theory 'which
is almost as old as the bills.
Rr, Walter .1. Clarlte, one ot Iho
ln'i.i known exponents of the iibc of
I electricity, not only for tho euro of
diseases but for tho Boothlng effect
It 1ms on overworked and tlrod
j nerves, Is a tlrm believer of this
The truth of this theory, which Is
a very old otio, has been demonstrated
thousands of times, says Doctor
Clarke. But It Is only just, recontly
that eclentlilc proof has boon produced. We now understand why It
is so. fly electrical atlmuiajtlon of
the nerve fibres one nan "either rest
them or make them healthy, If diseased. Many diseases that wore formerly treated by tbp giving of drugs
aiv now cured by electricity, There
Is no tlrviht that sleeping with the
head to the north U beneficial,
She Wasnt Interested
Tho newly married couple Bat close
together by tho fire In the drawing-
room, Her bead was pillowed on
his shoulder, tint, he was lit a state
of sentimental ecstacy.
loading a book,
( and beauty of
II   is a  work
bo beautifully In-
have jugl been
he Faid. the Blncertl
wiiicii are ennobling
of love���so uplifting,
spiring, so pure!
She looked al htm
expression In her i yes,
seemed to be pondering every word
and he was charmed. Then with
a painful shock he was disillusioned,
Qeorge, she exclaimed; shall wo. have
tin beef tor dinner today cold, or
shall I hash It'
With a far-away
3,      To hint she
is the host:
Mathlas Pol y, Oil City, out.
Joseph Snow, Norway, Me.
Charles Whooten, Mulgrave, N'.R.
Rev.  It.  0.    Armstrong,    Mulgrave,
Pierre Landers, senr.,   Pokemouche,
Thomas Wasson, Sheffield, ,N.n.
Colonel Roosevelt Incidentally, has
been giving the late Thomas. B. Mac-
tuilay's well known essays a line line
of publicity
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The. historians of the Balkan War
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Attacks of cholera and dysentery
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ut any drug store or general dealer's,
and It. will afford relief before n doctor
��an he called.
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Going fishing?
You don't seem very cheerful about
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How A   Sufferer   From   Sciatica
Found Permanent Relief.
Fierce darting pains, pains like red
hot noodles being driven through the
flesh lu tho thigh, perhaps down the
legs to the ankles���that's sciatica.
None but the victim can realize the'
torture of this trouble, and many suf-l
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we offer now the following additional
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I was away from home and had to be
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years of age I feel as vigorous as I
did at 40, all of which I ascribe to
Dr.   Williams' Pink Pills."
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The gentleman \vlth a concave front
and a large watch chain alighted from
the train at a june.tlon in ti Western
Slate and rapidly made his way to the
dining room of the only hotel in the
What kind of pies have yon here?
he asked eagerly, of the kittenish old
lady who stood at his elhow.
All four kinds, she replied, with an
air of disdain.
What are they?
Open faced, cross bar, klrered up
and the kind mother used to make,
was the catalogue which she gave.
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' They wero In the unique section of
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there's the autn number, ami he I
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^^j^jga^fa^^^gj^pa THE   COURTENAY   COITOIER,   COURTENAY,   15. C.
Calamity I
Afterward  Called
Five men nn  the  Plying   v  rtimii !
watched   the   approach   of   I lie   latest !
addition lu ilie force,   lie was riding
newly up Ihe mill. Ins lung legs drag
King heluiv Ilie stirrups. 1
"You vim sup nn trouble now. lK>ys,"
declared lieu Morgan,
"Hows that?" queried tils coiupao-
Ions eiirluusly.
"This here gent approaching, him
wbo Is to lie line rider mi the Hying
V along Willi Ihe rest nt us, is IIM i
f bauiplotl dispenser (if IihiI luck Whcr-
ever he goes be tirlugH euluuilty with
blm." I
"I've heard ahout bin), then. Aln'l i
bin name Joe Itllss?" aNkeil Pete \Vt|. j
lis. |
"Yes.   Tbey call him 'Cnlnnilty Jn��'
because of Ilie sore woe Hint camps ou ,
bin trnll perpetual.'' answered. Morgan, i
They sat bIkiiiI the door ot tlie mess
house and watched the shambling
forms nf horse and rider approach
Presently   the   horse   scuffled   to  a
���tandstlll. and Mr. Joe .ihjsx threw a
long leg over the saddle and stepped ,
to the ground.
"Howdy, gents?" he said, looking
gloomily down at them.
"Howdy, Joe?" safd Morgan sadly.
"Let me Inierjooee my feller suffer-
era!" and he gravely mentioned tbe
names of his companions, who all exchanged nods and muttered "howdyn"
with the newcomer.
"What happened over to Ftamm'sT"
asked Morgan as Unss sat down and
rolled a cigarette.
"Measles," replied Bliss stoically. "I
never had 'em In my life, but old
Flauim seemed to lie afraid I'd catch
'em. so he Hied me. I'd only been there
a week."
The nest morning they rode forth together, Joe Bliss ahead and Die five
following tn u broken line
"Seems lo enjoy tils bad reputushun,"
remarked Morgan to Freeman,
"Quite some! I ��� been looking for
meusle spots all the morning." returned Freeman.
"It won'l be measles this time. He
changes his calamity every time he
changes a Job. We'll get something
else as sure as eggs la eggs," muttered
"If be plants any calamity on this
bere outfit, he'll sure get bis." declared Freeman violently, and some
bow Joe Bliss heard the words.
"1 got ter do something to get rid of
that reputation." he admitted tn himself and thereupon thought long upon
tbe matter.   ,
And It bore startling results. It took
���ome time to accomplish, but the nature of Calamity Joe's vindication ot
bla 111 name will go down In tbe history of I'oorgrasa enmity.
Several weeks passed without anything unfortunate occurring to bear
op the evil reputation of the new man.
Tben one day Joe Bliss received leave
of absence and was gone all tbe morning. At noon as his fellow riders were
eating lunch on tbe fringe of the scattered herd nf cattle Joe rode hastily
np tn Morgan.
"Gents," he said excitedly, "there"!
Dome ladles in distress yonder In Salt
canyon. Picnic Indies they are. aud
���ome ynller minded individual has
stampeded their horses. What a them
delicate females goln' to do?"
"Huh!" ejaculated Morgan. "Where
tbey from?"
"They say they are salesladies from
Flnklesteln's dry goods emporium In
Eagle City"
"What they picnicking so fnr from
borne for?" demanded Freeman.
"Skeered-plnmb skeered for fear
old Klnklesteln will change his mind
and call 'em hack on the Job. Why.
them girls la no upsnt about how
they're going to get back to Kagle City
that tbey can't, enjoy tbelr lunch nohow," exclaimed Calamity Joe.
"Flnklesteln's, In Eagle City?" queried Smith suddenly. "Why, that's
���where 1 bought this here handkerchief. She was a queen, that girl
"Was abe a blond?" asked Jepson
eagerly. "I remember a peach of a
blond in Flnklesteln's. wbo"-
"Nar.v blond." was Freeman's emphatic reply. "She was a dark eyed
queen! I'll go over. Morgan, and help
niy lady friend out of trouble."
"Huh! You don't even know ber
name!" snorted Morgan contemptuously. "1 guess I'll move along over there
myself. I bought a shirt In Tinkle-
stein's last week, and 1 want to ask
the red haired lady I got It from If It's
a fast color." His bandsome face
flushed defiantly.
"Mebbe (here ain't a red haired Indy
to th�� picnic." Bald Smith disagreeably,
"She's ilierei" Interpolated ,ine mis*
hastily "Mebbe an you gents cuutd
ride over io the canyon and rescue
them dames I ain't much on ladles
company, and so I'll Jest look out tor
the critters'
The live other men consulted together, aiid finally all rode nit it1 the dlrec,
lion ot Salt canyon Meantime Joe.
the hnrhlttgei oi calamity, stuck to ids
Job and manfully did the work or six
herders thai sunshiny day
"Tbat eomlillitltfiin ought to break
up that there evil repninsiuin I've tut,"
he aril d as be lisle hack nnd forth
Th* flv*�� men rtsle single Ilie through
me narrow entrance to Salt canyon,
and once Within Us I'uiiiluen a pleasing
sight rewarded then coining.
Around h enuipttre were seated half
n dozen girls Most of tncin were
pretty, and all vrv>v attractive, 1'tie
queenly brunette and the "peachy"
blond anil the red Inured damsel all
wvrt' there, as well as three others.
All of them sprang up from the picnic feasi ii ion ml which I bey were
gathered mill viewed wllh alarm tlie
approach ot the cattlemen.
Morgan was In advance, nnd. whipping oiT his inn wiiii a graceful sweep,
be addressed Ihe red Inured divinity
"Excuse me. miss, hut we are lb*
rescue parly." lie said pleasantly.
"Willi! you going lo rescue?" demanded tile red haired one Imperiously, while Ihe others drew close together and giggled.
"We was Informed that some yallow
hearted varmint bud stampeded your
horses," said Morgan calmly
"Yes." suld tbe Imperious una stiffly.
"It's all true, but we don't need any
rescuing. Were going to get hum*
all right." :
"How?" '
"Walk." she returned calmly. "Any
"Yes, mn'am." said Morgan emphatically. "We don't let ladles walk twenty miles when they're out for a holiday
time��� not in 1'oregnii.s county."
"I'm sure they're very kind. Mabel,"
apoke up one of the other girls
"Yon know, we were saying Just he-
fore they came that we didn't know
bow we were going lo get home.' added the queenly brunette, with a flashing smile at Freeman.
"I suppose It Is well meant, and we
are obliged," said the spokeswoman
suddenly. "Perhaps you gentlemen can
tell ua how to get our horses Hack.
They belong to Han Perry, the liveryman at Eagle City."
In response to these amenities on
the purt of the red haired damsel the
five rescuers slipped from their horses
and awkwardly submitted to Morgans
elaborate ceremony of Introduction to
alx ladles whose names were liuknowu
to any of tbe cattlemen,
In their guise of n miners of a rescue party they were Invited to partake
of the lunch an1* hnvlng done sn entered into serious consultation ss to
the best methods of discovering the
miscreant who had run off the unrsea
or stampeded tbem and also the all
important question or now Klnkle-
���telti's salesladies were to tie returned
to Kagle City Ihnt evening.
���At last the unfortunate picnickers
consented gracefully to submit to the
better Judgment of the men. and It
was agreed that each lady should ride
one of the Flying V horses and thae
Its owner should walk lieslde the horse
so as to ride It back when their deed
of chivalry should have been accomplished.
Of course all this required much discussion In general and then In letea-
tetes. where names were exchanged
and there was much merry badinage
aa past purchases of "gents furnish-
Ings" at Flnklesteln's emporium were
It was Smith who scouted around
and found one of tlie missing potties
grazing out on the plain, lie quickly
mounted hia own horse and caught the
animal, and In this way there was
provided a mount for the sixth lady,
who ��vns suffering from the tooinache
and cared little whether she was furnished with an attendant cavalier or
It was she who hurried them homeward at sunset, when her companions
had decided lo ride back to Kagle City
In the moonlight.
Tbey formed a procession as they set
forth on the twenty mile tourney io
Kagle City. The toothache lady led
the way, and the others si niggled after with a man nt every horse's bridle.
This was. of course, necessary, because
never bad there been collected together
such a number of vicious, ill tempered
brutes as the horses .that belonged io
Messrs. Morgai Freeman, Smith. Jep-
sou and Pete Willis, and the fair rider*
appeared timid.
At duwn the five weary cattlemen
rode slowly into the camp Calamity
Joe was on watch and without a word
handed cups of hot coffee to his friends.
"You gents are some heroes," na
ventured, breaking Into their reveries
of lender Ionics exchanged and engage,
menia promised lor Wednesday evening to collie, for Ihe Flying V men
were bachelors all.
"I reckon so," suld Freeman absently. He was wondering If be could euro
enough to support a certain blond beauty iu case she would marry hliu.
Morgan suddenly looked up and
caught Culamlty ,lo��'a attention wltb
�� sharp fiance.
"Who do yoll reckon run off theid
tiossos?" he asked
"l diiiiuo"' declared Joe,
"You wns seen doing it nnd might
as well own up." shrewdly smu Morgan
Then Cnlnmlfy .toe confessed his du-
pllclty He nnd how he nnd waned
ids oppnrtunity and. hearing about the
proposed picnic of Flnklesteln's clerks,
had hiniseir stampeded their horse*
and thus created it situation whereby
his comrades could rescue the run itain-
sels and at the same time make limit
In ihe guise of a matchmaker t'nlunv
Its' Joe had hoped to hide tils union u>
Utile reputation.
And He did. for ever after they culled
htm "Cupid." and he wns obliged to
ottii tale as Pest mat! nl so uuiiiy weddings that tie almost regretted the step
he had taken
After all. the foreman of the Flying v declared Hint Joe mid brought
calamity m nis wake, for rive of his
best men married within a year ami
started ranches of their own
Hut be retained Joe Bltss hecuust
there were no slims of hla getting mar.
ned and straying off.
English Place Names.
England can boast Unit no nthet
country possesses so man.'.' Scriptural
place names as it does. T1ie inline
Jericho occurs six times on 'lie ordnance maps. Paradise live times and
Nineveh, Mount Ziou, Mount Ararat
an 1 Mount Ephroim three times each.
In Bedfordshire there is a Calvary
wood and in Dorsetshire a Jordan hill.
Wonderful  Feats of tile Zulus tn Ccn-
veyincj Verbal Messages,
The memory Hi savage or uncilltl-
ruled peoples Is often trained to a ile-
{ree very surprising to those civilized
men mid women who tunc grown used
to depending on the written # much
more than on the reiiiotnlici'ed word
The transmission of 11 hole epics, like
the "Iliad." by won! ot mouth no
.onger scents so Incredible when you
rend of ihe feats ol memory ul winch
present fill}' Zulus are capable.
These people, says Mr. tllbsou In
"The Story of Ihe Zulus." tune no
writing and are accustomed to transmit messages anil record events nv
memory alone. This ihei can do la*'
���iiuse their mental impressions are
aiade especially distinct by remain ot
their acquired or inherited tuiiut nf
jtlvlng undivided attention to the sub-
led In bund.
Coinmnnlcntlons between the Hrltish
milliorlties nnd ihe Zulu kings were
littlest Invariably conducted by menus
Df verbal messages carried by natives,
A certain ultimatum addressed by Ihe
British to Cetywayo was conveyed to
him, not upon paper, but in the brnln
���.ells of the messengers whom he had
sent eighty miles to receive It from the
British commissioners.
Although the document contained
some 4.000 words and was accompanied by much comment on the state
of things it was desired to remedy, (lie
whide was repeated to Celywuyo with
perfect accuracy.
How Bullion In Transit Is Guard*
���    ed on an Ocean Liner.
The   Undscoratsd   Minister   Reaignad
snd the Government Fell.
Many interesting side lights on a
���ourt aud the unexpected trials and
troubles Incident lo It from which re-
mibiles me free are given in William
Miller Collier's book of reminiscences
if his days as minister to the Spanish
Joint, "At Ihe Court of HI* Catholic
Majesty." That a government should
fall as the result of a ribbon bestowed
for a purely ceremonial purpose seems
rather absurd, but. says Mr. Collier:
"It Is ii Historical fact that not many
fears ago a certain minister of the routine in one of the Kuropean countries
resigned because ,he ruler of s foreign
Mil III ry. on tbe occasion of his vlRit to
Its capital, gave him a certain rank In
i certain order aud gave a higher run It
to Ills colleague, the minister of war.
The minister of niarlue contended that
U was mi Insult to his country's navy
tnd the fact Unit he received the rank
which Ihe rule required In such cases
ind that the minister of war had received a higher rank only because the
lower rank had been given him pre;
vlously made no difference to the ng
grieved minister.
"In bis opinion his own government
In not demanding that the foreign government give tilin also the higher rank
In this foreign order bad permitted its
aavy to be Insulted, and so he resigned,
and the government fell. Thus does
tbe fate of nations bang not on threads,
but ou ribbons."
"Now, chlldreu." said the teacher,
"who can tell me what tbe word 'odorless' menus?"
Willie Jones was sure be knew.
"Well. Willie, what does It mean?"
"Odorless weans without a scent."
be piped.
"Might. Now who can give a sentence using the word correctly?" continued the teacher. "You may answer.
"Please, ma'am, when yon are odorless you cannot ride tn the trolley
cars."���Youth's Companion.
Alter'* F*arl**��n*��*.
John Jacob Astor. who went to his
death fearlessly ou the Titanic, was
always noted for bis great personal
courage, due of bis friends told a
story some years ago of the cold
blooded bravery of the head of the
Astor family. An insane miin-or a
desperate criminal���met him In Fifth
avenue one morning and. stepping
close to him. thrust the muzzle of a
revolver against Aster's ribs. "Promise me that yon will give me tTi.OOi!."
said he. "or I will fire."
Astor glared Into his eyes. "Is your
! old gun cocked?" he asked
The other man said that It was.
!    "Then shoot!" Be roared.
i    Tlie other fellow hacked away.   "I'll
get yon the next time." he said.
Astor  walked on   without bothering
; to torn his head.    He did not even re
peat the story to the police.
Ancient Dress Still Worn,
I tn the inn* town of Munsledel, in
Bavaria, there exists one of rhe most
curious charitable foundations in tlie
. world, line of the burghers. Chrlsto
pher Wanner, died In 1451 and left his
fortune for the establishment of "
home for aged poor. Ile attached, however, the condition that every old man
who was taken In should wear his
beard and tlie same cm of clothes and
cup as he himself used to wear: con
seqnently the ancient pensioners are
still to he seen wandering about the
streets of Munsledel lu the costumes of
the .fifteenth century.
Why They 8om*time* Shew Wheel*
Turning th* Wrong Way.
Every one must have noticed thut In
moving pictures tbe wheels of carriages or automobiles ofleu seem to be
turning backward Instead of forward.
One puzzled person wrote to tbe Scientific American asking why, and this
Is that paper's answer:
In taking a moving picture there are
perhaps sixteen exposures made each
second.     If   now   tlie   spokes  of   th*
wheel of a carriage move Willi a speed
so thai tlie Bpokea are In the same po
sitlou   at   each  exposure,   lliul   wheel
will seem to stand still In the picture
If the wheel Is moving slower, then
the spokes will be seeu farther backward In the successive views, and the
| wheel   will  seem  to  turn  backward,
i while It   will  seem  to turn  forward
when Ihe spokes move rust enough lo
occupy   positions   further   forward   lu
each exposure.
i    it Is a matter of the Interruption for
I the exposure and the motion  or  tbe
wheel.    If there are sixteen exposures
aud the wheel turns through the space
I between  two ��poke�� lu  one-sixteenth
1 of a second the wheel would tie in the
! same  position at each successive ex
posttre and so would uoi seem lu tuov*
at all.
Gymnasium Training.
Every person who has received gym
nasium training Is aware uf the fact
that an exercls* which calls for pain
ful effort on the pan of ihe beginner Is
often performed almost without any
conscious effort at all after a certain
amount of training bus been received
Again, It Is perfectly well known Dial
brute strength atone does uoi make a
gymnast and that even a simple *xer
else may offer great difficulty to a muscular and well developed Individual
who has uot 'been trained III Ilie gym
nasluiu. The explanation for tbls is
made In an article by Professor Un
bols Iteymond lu Die Umsbaii. who
poluts out that one of the esseuttai
functions of gymnasium work Is uoi
���o much to build up muscle as to train
nerves and nerve groups to work In
proper unison and ci. ordination.
Flag* at Half Mast.
Ever since  flags  were  used  In  win
' It  has  been  Ihe custom to  hove the
I flag or the superior or conquering ua
I Uon above that of the Inferior or van
qtilshed.    When an army found Itseir
' hopelessly   beaten   It   hauled   Its   Hag
! down fur enough for ihe flag ot  the
victors to  lie  placed  above It ou  the
same pole.   This was a token not only
of submission, but of respect.   In those
days when a famous soldier died dugs
were   lowered  out  of  respect   lo   hi-
[ memory.   The custom long ago passed
I from  purely   military usage lo public
1 life of all kinds, the flag flying st halt
I mast being a sign that the dead man
| was worthy of universal respect   Tbe
I space left above It ts ror the flag ot
i the great conqueror of all. tbe angel ol
Oh. Fashion's a whimsical ladyl
She change* her mind ovary day.
One day she brings out n new hobby,
And tho next day she puis It away.
Sim's always In search ot Hie novel.
And alio doesn't care what It may cost.
And Uio queerest ot all things about It
le the whole world submits lo tie bussed.
Oh, Fashion's a terrible tyrant!
She Issues her changeful decrees,
And, although wo protest we don't like It,
Still we, all Of us. drop on our Knees.
Wn worship her while we're protesting,
And her whimsical rules we obey
Till Ihe question "II others tl-nn��cenillr"
la, What's lliu uHisI stylish today','
.......ei-vdls Journal.
1 /
Aflc- tt.r. Treasure Is Safely Stowed
Avvey T icie Is Little Dange" of IIS
fteing Stolen During the Voyag*.
Slnpr.ino and Cheeking the Kega.
Tlie uiiliiral aKKumptlon would he
Hint iu the safeguarding of the treasure which the various count tics are
constantly sending one iinulber by the
lug oec.in liners there would be required ihe viglluuee ot many men,
This, however, is not generally the
case, since, once Ihe gold is stored
awuy in tho rooms set opart lor that
purpose on Ilie big ships and tlie vessel is well out ut sea. no armed guards
ure necessary.
Taking (lie specific case of one liner
sailing under tbe Uritlsh flag, we Hhd
lhat it lias two strong rooms, tho
smaller of the two being In close proximity to Ihe captain's office. Tbls one
compartment bus no duubt sheltered
gold enough to pay tbe cost of the liner
many times over. Tbe walls, ibe roof
and tho celling are lined with two tuch
steel philo. and the rooui contains noth-
lug In tbe way of fixtures save shelving. The took*, which are of Ihe double variety, are rendered still more secure by sleel hasps covering tbe keyholes, and tbey are provided with massive padlocks, The strong rooms, being In ilie most trequeuted portion "C
the vessel, wtiere persons ure passing
tbem at nil hours of ibe day and olghr.
thus receive tbe best protection. after
nli. There are two set* of keys. on��
of which is retained by Ihe aceat In
charge of I he consignment of gold ��nd
the olhti ot winch remains with ihe
In Ihe ense of the British vessel mentioned there Is Ullother nnd larger specie room, slluaieU next lo the provision department. Tins is ubout twelve
feel lu length by tour In width It
frequently happens tbat both strong
rnoiiis are tilled to their utmost capacity, and on one occasion thi< finer carried suiiie trnJ.UUO.OUO in gold million
(linked lu small kegs bound with steel
Cold usually ts brought lo the vessel
on winch II Is lo be shipped the day
before the ".ate of sailing, and It '.->
Slol'Ud iiw'ny carefully before passengers embark. It arrives at the pier in
ordinary trucks under the guard at
uriued ii'icu The customary method
of telling tne gold on board ts to haul
the kega up nn Inclined chute to the
deck by means or a hoisting eugtn*.
but this method Is uot folluwed invariably. Sometimes each keg l��
placed In n sling aud earned ou board
by men detailed for tbls service
| Tbe receipt glveu by tbe steam.'t;'?
company ���cla forth that so mauy kegs
have been received for shipment, noe
i for any stated amount of gold to the
��� value of so much. The kegs tiear the
government seal tn many Instances.
and In such cases, when they have
been safely put In tbe stroug room, the
Iron doors thereof ure sealed with government   wax,   the   Impression   being
1 broken only   when the official oo  the
��� other side conies to receive the gmrL
The kens are checked thrice���when
they are taken from the trucks, when
tbey reach tlie gangway nnd when
they nie placed In the Btrong room.
Although no aruied guard stands by
j tlie slrouu' room, two men watch the
room constantly so long as the ship ts
| In sight ol bind. As a mailer of fact,
there is Utile danger of any one steal-
j lug gold tn transit ou a ship    It would
1 be necessary that be should shoulder
n Leg iveljrbhlg some 200 pounds ,-tnd
vanish wltb it without being seen.
Masters of vessels declare nolo is the
safest cargo of nay to handle
The total weight of one consignment
of gold shipped by the lirlti-.li vessel
lu question amounted to something
tike lliUinn pounds, oi sixteen tous. and
the freight charges uiuouuted to $12.-
: (UK), or. roughly speaking, oue-����tghtri
of t per cent Specie thus shipped Is
Insured at us full value.���.New Vortj
Mark Twain'* Profanity.
William lienn liowells read the "Tom
. Sawyer"   manuscript  and   thought   tt
the best story he bad ever read.   Clem-
��� ens consulted him regarding the use
of u certain vigorous expletive, flow-
ells advised Hint It be cut out. Clemens wrote back:
Mrs. Clemens received tbe mall this
morning, and Hie next minute site lit
Into the study with danger in her eyes
and this demand on her tongue: "Where
Is the profanity Mr, liowells sneaks
of?" Tben l had to miserably confess
that I hud left It out when reading the
MS to tier Nothing but Almost in-
spired lying got me out of this scrape
vi ith my scalp, l>oos your wife give
you ruts like Hint when you go a lltti*
out sided'/��� Harper's,
Even character Is the Joint (rwdttc,
of nature and nurture, To put inferior material in Your new house.   Put good lumber and hardware m your
new house now.   The cost will be a trifle more at first but you will be amply
compensated by the knowledge that you have the BEST
We are agents for Yale and Towns hardware, which is known all over the world
Get a list of prices from us before you start building
Lumber, Sash and Doors, Moulding, Lath, Lime, Brick,
Cement, Plaster, Builders' Hardware, Plumbing Supplies,
Phone 66 COURTENAY, B. C. P.O. Box 230
"Not better titan the best but better than the rest"
Let us Help You Solve the Problem
O. li. 1). Pipes, $3 to $5.50
Pipes from 25c up      Pocket Hooks
Cigars in boxes of 10, 20 or 50
Photo Albums       Shaving Mirrors
Shaving Sets     Gillette Razor
Military Brushes   Thermos Bottles
Kodaks   Books by popular authors
Oriiomu,  Gold,   Xtal   mid   .Silver
Jewel Cases Chocolate Set
Manicure Sets   Hand Bags Purses
Comb, Brush and Mirror Sets
Kodaks       Books       Writing Sets
Music Rolls Diaries
Papetries iu Fancy Boxes
Boys  Own and Girls Own Annual
Chums Picture Books
Story Books    Chatterbox     Henty
and Vernes Books       Brownie
Cameras, etc.
"Cadbifry's" and tiulk Chocolates lor Everybody
Why not a year's subscription to
the Ladies' Journal, Woman's
Home Companion or "any" Magazine. We will have it sent to
your address. Subscriptions taken
for all magazines.
"We Sell till tlie Popular Periodicals"
Courtenay Drug Store
Palace Livepy
& Feed Stable
Horses and Buggies for Hire at
Reasonable Rates
We also attend  to  wood hauling
. none 25 Courtenay
A verv pretty wedding was
solemnized at the Presbyterian
Church, Saudwick, on Wednesday
evening, when J. H. McMillan,
mine manager in Cumberland and
Miss Hannah McKelvey, of Sand-
wick, were united in marriage. The
nuptial knot was tied by the Rev.
T. Meuzies assisted by the Rev Mr
Hood, Cumbejland. Miss Murdoch
of Cumberland act*d as bridesmaid,
while Mr Mills of Cumberland supported the groom, Laura King and
little A iss Fraser acted as flower
girls. The bride was given away
by her brother Ebby McKelvey
The church was tastefully decorated
for the occasion, aud was filled to
overflowing by their numerous
friends. The wedding supper was
<rjver, at the brides home, Glenwood
Farm, where about eighty invited
guests sat down to a sumptuous repast. The bride was tlie recepient
of numerous and handsome presents
The happy couple left by boat this
morning for San Francisco and
other souud cities. After their return they will reside in Cumberland,
we all wish them bon voyage through life.
Comox General
Supply Store
We have a grand display of
presents and dolls (or Xmas.
and the New Year
A large assortment of Xmas.
Chocolates and Candy arriving
by every boat
Santa Claus headquarters for
children's toys and games
MePhee & Morrison
A. B. BALL, Manager
Real estate is lively in Elko.
Vacant    houses   are    scarce   in
Local oats are $20 a  ton in Ver-
Picture framing made to order,
J. Sutton.
The pool rooms in Prince Rupert are open on Sundays.
The skating rinK in' Kaslo is being enlarged and improved.
It is not yet Known who will be
the next postmaster in Nelson.
A home-grown turicey was recently shipped from Sicagway to
St. Paul.
Ainsworth wants electric lights.
It is about time, for the camp has
been lit with oil candles and the
moon ever since Charley Olse n got
out of his canoe at that point in 18 83.
Picture framing made to order,
J. Sutton.
The C. P. R. will extend its
line from Vernon to Penticton via.
Con welham shot a wild goose
at waldo that measured six feet
from tip to tip.
Last weeK four car loads of apples were shipped from Keremeos
to Winnipeg.
There are six coal mines around
Lethbridge and the pay-roll is 5,
500 dollars a day.
Next year theC. p. R will re-
steel their bridge from Spence's
bridge to Nicola.
Red Thompson has quit the salt
sea, and is once more putting
zephyrs of wit into the Chase Tribune.
Capt. A. R. Harman has returned to England for the winter.
With his partners he recently invested $40,000 in land near Kelowna.
The Big Store
Silk scarfs, wollen scarfs, aviation caps, gloves and gauntlets
of all kinds, sweater coats in the very newest blazer stripes,
hand bags all kinds, ladie's collars and belts all kinds, umbrellas, handkerchiefs, thousands, ladies furs, large range,
geueno of purest quality, writing cases, work baskets, manicure sets etc, furs in all styles, qualities and prices.
Neck ties,handkerchiefs all kinds,   gloves, hats  and   scarfs,
house slippers, fancy shirts and sox, shaving sets etc.
Bootees, boots, knitted coats,  shawls,   etc.
Story books, all kinds, dolls, teddy bears, games for the winter
evenings, toys, Christmas stockings useful gifts  in   sweaters,
sweater coats, caps, togues, fur sets, handkerchiefs, etc.
Fancy plaegues in dainty coloringa several sizes, chenelle and
tapestry curtains and table covers, photo frames, for   wall   or
table all sizes, fancy china of all kinds, a fancy nickel reading
lamp makes a handsome Xmas present.
Our grocery department is full up, we sell nothing but first
class, clean new goods, aud prompt attention given.
Come early.   Store open every night until Xmas.
Simon, Leiser & Co., Ltd.
floving Pictures
Monday, Wedueseay, Thursday
and Saturday
By a new up-to-date electric plant
An Entire Change of Programme
Twice weekly
H. F. WHITTLE, Proprietor
George F Russell
Breeder  of   Large   Thoroughbred
White Yorkshire Hogs
All Pedigreed and Registered Stock
Young Stock for. Breeding   Purposes $10, Half-breeds $5 ea.'h
Stock Sired   by   the Champion Hog,rat
Victoria, which also Heat the Champion Hog at Calgary
Feed and Livery
Heavy Teaming Promptly Attended to
R. MacQUILLAN, Prop.
Phone 7
Union St. Courtenay
& Hand
Gasoline Engines Repaired & Overhauled
Merritt is a busy town for any
, place wherejthe river passes thro-
j ugh the thwn, you can see the beavers building dams.


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