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Can not be done any tetter, anil
not unite no well anywhere elm
hereabouts. Our typo and machinery is oompltto Md The Keview
priest are right
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Classified Ads.
Make j little Want* known
through ii ...unified Ailverti .ment
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VOL. 3
NO. 9
Within Half a Mile of Courtenay Railway Station
Four Acres of Good Land, all cleared and under cultivation, together
with 3 Room House and small shack
Phone 10
Full particulars from
Where  everybody  goes  for  choice
Candies, Cigars, Tobacco, Fruit,
Vegetables, Groceries, Etc.
Phone 40 Courtenay
H. D. Forde
W. A. W. Hames
Real  Estate and  Insurance
Phone 57
$6.00 Per Ton
Delivered in Courtenay,
All Orders Will Recieve Prompt Attention
Phone 43 Courtenay
Sand and Gravel
Cobblestone and
Septic Tank Work
All Work Guaranteed
A. Beveridge, Courtenay Hotel
Local Lines
The Courtenav Night School
are holding a clauce on Thursday
evening next.
Coal oil _5_ per gallon or Ji per
tin at McKean's. Bring your own
Coal Oil, hy the gallon, tin or
drum, Ford Garag., Union Bay
Coal Oil��� $1.10 per. tin at the
Courteuay Garage, Union Bay
Baled slaw wanted. Will pay
market price. Box 248, Courtenay.   ���
For Sale���_ot 5 and part of lot
6. on Isobal street, (corner lot.)
Apply, box 6, Review.
For Sale���Well bred little pigs,
.S weeks old. Apply R, Stewart,
Comox, Phone X 82.
Lost���About Jan. 15. large black
boar. Finder please no'.ify A.
Joyce. Saudwick,
For Sale���A .'.umber of purebred
rose comb, Rode Island Red cockerels, $2 each. Apply Lloyd Dunham, Courtenay.
To Let���Small chicken ranch,
clase to town. Good building 1,
Low rent to good tenant. Apply
Box 8, Review Office.
Wanted --The use of a good team
of horses, 2800 lbs. up, in exchange
) for their keep, with option of pur-
1 chase in spring.    Reply to Box 10,
Review Office,
Notice to Real Estate Agents,
All Listings of my property are
hereby cancelled from and after
this date, Jan. 18th 1915. S.
Farm Wanted���To rent in the
Comox District, must have at least
thirty acres cleared and fit for cultivation. Going concern with stock
preferred.    Box 73 Review office.
Wanted---Heavy general purpose
horse, light harness, plough, cultivator, single horse rake, separator,
Must be bargain for cash. White
Wyandotte pullets for sale. Appy,
Box 9 Review Office.
Early in the new year McPhee
& Morrison will sell by public auc
tion a large quantity of goods of
various kinds, among which will
be 6 Deering Mowing Machines, 4
Deering Sulky Rakes, 4 Disc Harrows, 5 Plows and 4 Cultivators
Date notice will be given on the
said sale.
Employers requiring hired help,
and an persons out of worK living
within the limits of Courtenay
municipality are requested to enquire at Tarbell's store for further
particulars. The terms and conditions are that any employer
securing help from the bureau is
requested to deduct 5 per cent out
,of the first week's wages and pay
same to the officer in charge of the
Large tract of good farming land
now open for free settlement in
Oregon. Over 200.000 acres iu all.
Good climate, rich soil, and does
not require irrigation to rafce finest
crops of grain, fruit and garden
truck, l'or large map, full instructions and information, and a
plan of several sections of exceptionally good claims, send $3.40. to
John Keefe, Oregon City, Oregon.
Three years as a U. S. Surveyor
and timberman. An opportunity
to get a good fertile free homestead
near towu and market.
There is skating on Kilpatrick's
dam this week. The Ice, however,
is not very safe, and five or six of
the young ladies have 'broken
through and got their little tootsies
A number of Cumberland citi -
zens have a penchant for new hats
and gloves. At the recent sales
held at one of the storei there, six
old hats were left iu exchange for
new ones, aud 60 pair of gloves
were carried off,
Messrs, Cooke & Mathewson intend opening a butcher Shop shortly
iu the store next to Brown's Furniture _tore. These young men
have made many friends since
coming to town who will wish them
luck iu their new venture.
Presbyterian Church
St. Andrews' Sandwick
Service 2 p.m.     Sunday School
aud Bible Class 3 p. 111.
_^ Courtenav
Sunday School and Bible Class
10:30 a. m. Service 11:30. Evening service 7:30 p. in. All welcome
let with or without one team
of horses, for three or five
years. Tenders will be received up to February 6,1915.
The highest or  any  tender
not necessarily accepted
H. Scott Porteous
Box 245      3 Courtenay
Mayor Kilpatrick has received
the following letter from the Government:���
Dear Sir, ���I beg to ackuowledge
receipt of your communication of
the 14th inst, enclosing petition
signed by yourself and others, in
reference to allowing a certain
number of your unemployed to
shoot deer when they are iu want
of meat.
I have already discussed this
matter with the Provincial Game
Warden aud have given instructions that in cases of necessity we
will be willing to grant a permit
for the purpose set _11J iu your petition, but every case most be dealt
with ou its merits, and the Provincial Game Warden is the only one
who can issue a permit, so that if
you have any particular family in
Courtenay who wishes this privilege, they can kindly take the matter ��p with our Deputy Game
Warden, and after investigating
the circumstances he can report
direct to the Provincial Game
You can quite understand that
we could not give a general permission for shooting game out of
season, as that would simply do
away with the very thing that we
wish, namely, the protection of the
game of the Province.
Yours truly,
W, J. Bowser
Attorney General.
The Knights of l'ylhiasar. holding a whist drive and dance iu their
hall tonight.
Mr. A, Ledingham killed a fine
two year old beef yesterday whicli
brought him $75 at Cumberland.
There's some money yet iu farming.
Robt. Farris' horse ran away
shortly after one o'clock ou Monday afternoon, from near T. Smith's
blacksmith shop. He came down
the Lake Trail with the front
wheels of the wagon at a fast clip,
and at the bank corner was headed
straight for Cliff McMillan's automobile. He was frightened into
attempting to turn the corner, but
slipped and crashed into the Riverside railing' when some by-stande-_
promptly sat on his head and got
him up. A couple of minor cuts
on his hind quarters seemed to be
about all that was wrong with him
but the wagon was badly demolish-
Letter to The Editor
Editor Review
Sir:���I think it is the public, not
Aid. Johnston who has a kick
against the Review in reporting his
remarks, and you should do him
full justice and the public justice
in stating what he says, if he prefers it.
His Worship, the Mayor, was to
see M Manson about some matters
and Aid.   Robertson   asked   if
Corporation of
The City of Courtenay
TENDI.RS for the position ol Assessor of the Corporation of the City
of Courtenay for the Assessment of 1915
will lie received by the undersigned on
or before 7:30 p. in., Monday, February
the 1st.
Applicants are required to state daily
salary for which they will undertake
the work.
Lowest or aay tender not necessarily
W. A, W. HAM .S,
City Clerk
Courtenav, 1). C. 28, 1915.
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were possible for His  Worship  to
get particulars of the scheme for
loaning money for municipal improvements at a low rate to help
the district and the unemployed.
Aid. Johnston said, "I object to
borrowing money Lr a y such
thing, there are no pffor ikre, aud
uo distress, and if there were we
would get up a subscription list to
help them."    ,
Aid, Robertson, "Would you
make paupers of people before you
help them? It is not charity people
want, it is work, and if the city
even had to pay 8 per cent, and
got the work clone for 25 per cent
less, it would save the city 17 per
cent, aud help the local people.''
Therefore'Aid Johnston's complaints     through     tlie    Herald',
colutnns amounts to the  fact  that
you did not report that hs   wanted
to put the working man on a charity subscription list, instead of town
improvement work.    Perhaps Aid.
Johnston might go one  better  and
start a Salvation A nny Shelter,   or
a workhouse.    I not'ee lie has  already started an employment bureau
]     Petsonally, I thiuk Aid.  Johns-
| ton's remarks an insult to our local
I people, but as he charges you with
unfairness,   I    think    the   people
should have the facts.
Yours truly
Man 011 the Sheet.
Comox Creamery
45c per lb. this week
Courtenay Oil & Supply Co.
Storage for one or two cars at reasonable rates
Phone 61 Box 152 THE   REVIEW.   COURTNEY.   B. C.
By L. T. Meade
Ward,   Lock   _  Co.,   Limited
London,  Melbourne and Toronto
'riio letter in question contained tho
following words;
"The Rectory,
" Worthing ton. n-the-Hlll,
(It was uoi dated).
"My Deal' Old FrlendB,
"1 um placing in your hands n secret. Vou know, Sunningley, thai my
wits Is noi dead, hut i never govs you
any particulars with regard to her.
Now i wish to tell you her story.
"When quite a young man, ]usl alter
1 wus ordained to :hu valuable living
of Woi'ihinnioii-oii the I llll, through
tlio interest uf my cousin, _ord Ash-
loy, I met Clementina Pierce, Can 1
ever forget thut sunny day? 1 wus
huppy ol' tlie happy, my heart was
light���Cod alone knew what misery
lay before nie! The great lady in our
neighborhood wiih Lady Frances Shirley, and it was u'. her house, al a large
afternoon 'At Home' that 1 loot Clementina. My friends were all congratulating mo us we walked over llie
lovoly grounds. Suddenly 1 saw in llie
distance   au   exceedingly   graceful,
slim, young girl, iu u-white dress. She
wore ulso a while hat, with ostrich
plumes, and was carrying a white
parasol. 1 recall now her radiant appearance. I asked to he introduced to
her, and Inquired her name; her
name, I wus told, was Miss Clementina Pierce. 1 spent the rest of that
glorious afternoon by her side���the
poor molli, dazzled by the candle
flame I She talked well; 1 could seo
that she wus highly educated. She
told me that sho was a distant cousin
of tho ludy of tho house. Before I
left thut hay I had fallen in love with
Clementina Pierce; I had never before
seen such a charming girl,
A few days afterwards���my
thoughts full of her, my heart in Paradise- -I visited at Ludy Frances Shirley's house. When tho servant told
me that Lady Frances wns out, I was
nbout to go away, when Miss Pierce
herself camo out of tho room ln
which she hud been sitting.
"'Oh, Mr, Chance, 1 am glad to seo
youi' she said. 'Do you know, 1 was
about to write lo you, but ihls is far
better. May 1 talk to you for a Ilttlo?' 1 told her with what pleasure I
should listen la any confidence she
thought ill.'lo impose on mo.
"Sho ordered the servant to bring
toa, and then asked me to walk with
hor on the terrace. While there she
told me an amazing tale, and yet 1
believed each word that fell from her
"'Perhaps you think I am happy,'
she said���'far from that, 1 nm most
miserable. Circumstances oblige mo
to oiirn my living���I loathe work, 1
lontho touching, I loathe children.
When I saw you on the day of Lady
Frances' party, you looked kind. I
was more cheerful then than I am at
present, for I hnd good hopes of getting a post with a relation of Lady
Frances'; but#this morning she has
written to dociino my services, and I
perceive that I shall llnd It most difficult to get any situation.'
" 'But why so, my dear young lady?'
I inquired. 'Why should you not get
n post llko anyone else?'
"'Ask Lady Frances,' wns her answer.
" 'I shall do nothing of the kind.'
" 'Well, then, if you won't ask her,
I must tell you. -I cannot get ifiat desirable post, because of Lady Frances.
She has refused to give me n satisfactory reference.' I could not help
"'But, why shouldn't she give you a
reference? llow cruel of her, if lt is in
her power.   Are you not her cousin?'
"She laughed. "'I did tell you that
little lib tie other day,' she remarked,
'but really she is only a friend. I
thought she was a true friend, but she
will not give mo a reference.'
" 'Then have you no one else who
will give one, Miss Pierce?'
" 'No one," sho answered. 'I lost
my little money suddenly, and didn't
require a situation until the last
couple of years. 1 hud oue for six
months, with a lady who went suddenly to Australia; I cannot wait until
she conns back. I am leaving Ludy
Francos' house tomorrow. I have no
one In go to. uo friends, no money;
I have nothing before me hut starvation, nr���wors".' she looked at me
out of her brilliant eyes.
"'Why are you telling me all this?
1 could not help asking.
" 'Because,' she said, 'I wan wondering if I might apply lo you for a reference. Would you be so very kind
as to give mo one?'
"Much as I admired this brilliant
girl, I hesitated. 'Remember, I do not
know you.J I said. 'Can I not talk
about you"to Lady Frances?' Oh, and
here she Is; she has just arrived, how
lucky! Believe me, I will do my utmost for you. and first I will speuk to
Lady Frances on the subject.'
"Her face turned to the queerest,
most ghastly palor. "Oh, as 5011 will."
sho  said.
"She. left the terrace, and, instead
of joining Lady Frances and myself
In one of the drawing rooms, went upstairs to her room.
"Lady Frances was a most aristocratic woman, much respected by nil
her neighbors, She was charitable,
kind end good, and I could not believe
that she would be so cruel as to re-
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fuse a reference t" a penniless girl
without serious cause. 1 noticed thai
siie gavo a queer glance at .Miss
Pierce and myself when llrst she saw
us together, but miring lea she did not
notice the girl's absence. Suddenly,
when the meal had come to au end,
she snid:
" 'Did   Miss   Pierce   invite   ynu   In
wall for me, Mr. chance?'
I     "I   said,  'She   came   Into "the   ball
and requeste'd me to speak to her."
" 'Thai Is Just what I would ex-
peel,' suid Ludy Frances. ��
"'The fact is, Lady Francis,' I said,
'lam troubled aboul what Miss Pierce
told nie about herself. She snys Hint
sho can got 1111 excellent situation If
you will give her a reference; Bhe
snys lhai you refused to do so; surely
lhat must he a mistake. She must
bo a good girl, .she looks good.'
"'Lady Frances smiled, und her
smile was very sail. 'You have con-
llded in me,' she snld, 'and It is my
duly tO tell you Hint I know Miss
Pierce, In the flrsl place, she is the
most determlubil lllrt 1 over (Jams I
across. As far 11s I can toll, she has
no heart, and, being attractive lu appearance, hor victims are ninny; In
the second place, she Is not truthful,
In tho third place, and that ls the
worst of all--she bus 11 si rung tendency to what is culled, among tho
upper chfsses, kleptomania; but
amongst the poor, theft. Now you
know why 1 cannot give her a reference. I will not spoil her prospects
if she cun get nn appointment elsewhere, but j cannot recommend her
to my friend as a teacher of her
"'But cun you prove too awful
things you have said?' I nsked.
"'Certainly. I wus given a hint
with regard to her kleptomaniac
tricks before she arrived, nnd no more
believed In them than you believe In
1110 now. But while she has been in
my house several things of value have
been missing; I myself have missed a
diamond ring and brooch, and several
of my guests have missed possessions
of great worth. J have done my utmost to protect the girl and haven't
even hinted at the truth about her.
But this morning, when she asked me
to give her a reference to my friend,
I point blank refused. 1 was alone
with her and 1 lold her mat 1 had
found her out. She burst into tears
of a most hysterical nature nnd confessed her fault.'
"I had got n dreamul character with
this girl; und yet my passionate love
for her seemed lo grow stronger, the
more she needed my protection. 1
returned to my lovely rectory und sat
down in the midst of my comforts and
thought of ner as homeless and penniless. If sho went into the world, with
her beauty, her grace, her distinguished appear: nee, sho would undoubtedly como to the worst end. She must
be suved. 1 would overlook her faults,
I would train her to be n good and
Christian woman, I could not leave her
in her present plight. 1 did a most
Quixotic thing. I wrote that very
evening to Miss Pierce and asked her
to bo my wife. I need not -tell you
that she accepted my proposal.
"Tho next day I went to. seo Ludy
Frances. Lady Frances knew all
about my letter. She was shockcu
at what she called mad folly, 'but,
of course,' she snid, 'it will he the
saving of tlie girl, so I can't sny
uny more. If you are willing, Mr.
Chance, to risk your own happiness,
I cun only praise your goodness and
generosity. Now, naturally, you will
like to.see her. She has a great deal
of fascination. 1 will make her a
small present of her trousseau and
she can be very quietly married from
my house. 1 must also tell you that
she has her own privato means���not
much, thirty pounds yearly, left her
by her late father, as good a man as i
ever lived. The girl is well connect-'
ed, has been highly educate-; but she
was expelled from an excellent school
in Switzerland because of her kleptomaniac propensities. The mistress
could have put her in prison, but refrained. Oh, sho has had every
chance, but she has thrown awuy her
life, and yet she is bul just twenty!
Think of what lay before her, but for
your generosity! 1 only hope, Mr.
Chance, that you will not rue it.'
"'I um determined to go through
with it,' 1 replied.
"My heart beat when Clementina
entered the roopi- I forgot all about
her sins in lier beauty, her lovely
munner, her gentle smile, her fascination.
"'Oil, yon good, good man!' she
said. 'You know ull ubout me. Ludy
Frances suys that she gave me my
entire, miserable story; anil yet you
going to save nie!'
���"1 will do my utmost, Clementina,'
I answered, '1 will pray to the merciful Clod to give you strength to light
against this sin of the devil.'
"She shivered a little when 1 spoke
about a merciful God; presently sho
said, in a low voice, 'I am not religious.'
" 'No one can help you hut God,' I
said. She got up and walked to tho
window. 'Let us talk of other things,'
she remarked.
"I ought to have been warned then;
but, alas! the look in the girl's eyes
kept me firm in my resolve to save
hermit any cost. We were married and
before the honeymoon was over I
had discovered what a mad action
was mine! I, who had devoted myself to the church of God, was married
to an extravagant, reckless girl, who
could not keep her word, who even
now, I fel certain, was not to be
trusted, when she visited amongst-
my friends. I was so unhappy that,
when dear little Barbara was a year
and a half old, I determined to take
Clementina abroad. She was wild to
go to Naples; I had saved sufficient
money. I put Barbara inio the care
of my cousin, Dean chance, who employed a nurse to look after her; 1
placed a locum tenens and lt was
there that the awful thing happened
which crushed my lifer" for ever
Keep it handy on
vour desk
liver and Bo _ r Is tlow down.
Tone them up with
25c and 60c at all Druggists and
Stores. Take Abbey Vita Tablets for
Sick Nerves.
"Clementina wus in the highest
spirits. Sho insisted upon dressing
extravagantly, it was impossible not
to admire her when she looked at ine
out .of her radiant eyes, with her
lovely liguro dressed in the beuutil'ul
clothes she hud bought iu Purls. 1
gavo her, with some difficulty���for
1 was anything but a rich man���fifty
pounds when there, but lold her to
spend the money with caro. Hut what
wus my horror to liuvo a hill sunt in
for over three hundred. I hud not
the money to meet II! Clementina
laughed, and drew out of her pocket
some jewels���a ring, a brooch and 11
"'Where did you gel, lliose?' 1 gasped. 1 was almost speechless with horror. ,
"'Dear good man,' she suld, 'you
don't suppose I dress on lhe pittance
you give me? No, I got these lust
night, when wc were listening lo the
band at the Cafe ; mentioning one
of the most celebrated cafes in
Naples. 'There wus a ludy sitting
not far from us; she dropped her
bracelet and handkerchief at the same
time. 1 stooped, returned her tho
handkerchief, and slipped the bracelet
Into my pocket. Before we left Ibe
cafo I had got both the ring and tho
brooch from another woman���no matter how���but we can sell them, nnd
there will be plenty of money to pay
ny dresses, aud some over.'
"Inmentlna, you have broken yonr
surd to me."
'jjid you really think I'd kept it all
this time','' she answered.
"She laughed as she spoke. 'No,
Humphrey, I haven't kept it, and I
didn't intend to'���and she stared at
(To bo Continued)
Railway Employees Form Company
Sir Thomas Shaughncssy has up-
proved of the formation oi' a Canadian
Pacific Company of the .Montreal
Home Gunrd to consist of about. 2M
men, the urms and equipment to be
supplied by the railway company. Half
of the company will bo enrolled from
the offices and employoe3 at the Angus shops and the other half from
the Windsor and Place \ _gcr stations
All departments of the service will
be embraced in the composition of
this company. At a later date mini.v-
ture ranges will be., established at
Angus and Windsor station, where
members of the company will be afforded an opportunity to practice
markmanship. From the number of
applications air indy received the
movement promises to. be a complete
success. The first parade of the Windsor station company was held on Saturday afternoon when there was a full
response to the roil call. Instructions
in drill were given by Sergeant-Major
Sliarpe, who was formerly in the Imperial Army, having seen active service in Burma and South frica, aud
who is therefore well qualified to give
drill instructions.
Wonderful Marksman
At Sailly, near Lille, a French
dragoon marksman was stationed at
a swing bridge with two comrades
to loud for him. The colonel simply said to him as tlie regiment retired, "The honor is yours." It was
important that the enemy should be
held back without the bridge being
blown up. The marksman hid behind
the fence sixty yards; from tlie bridge.
Two lancers appeared; hs shot them.
Then three; he shot theni also. Five
l.llilans came up together; he brought
down every one of them.
Altogether he killed thirty Germans in less than five minutes, und
retired with his comrades. The
great pile of dead men and horses
In the narrow roadway on the opposite side of the bridge protected it
from tho approach of the enemy
during the day almost as well as a
mitrailleuse would have done. In
the evening tbo colonel embraced
this wonderful marksman before all
his comrades, kiss ng him on both
Catapult  Hurled Stones Weighing as
Much as Shot Fired by Modern
From the stones cast from slings
with whicli the natives of Gaul sought
to repel tho udvanco of Cuosur's
Roman legions to the huge German
howitzers hurling sixteen inch explosive shells against tho Allies is as long
a step mechanically us it Is In point of
time, writes F. P. Stockhridge in tho
Popular Mechanics Magazine. But
except for the temper of the weapons,
there is no appreciable difference between thu bund to hand conlllcls���
short sword against spur���of Oil B.C.
und the bayonet charges of the French
und English against the Germans in
For nearly 2,000 year.; the ground
on whicli lho Great Wur is being
fought ha:, been almost u continuous
battlefield, lOvcry form of weapon
uud every typo of armor ever used by
civilized man In lho settlement of In-
ternatlonnl differences or private quarrels hns been tried, tested uml developed almost on the sumo spot
wbei'0 the efficiency of the most mol-
erh Implements of warfare Is now being put iu the supreme test. Omitting
ihe one distinctly modern   military
arm���-the Hying corps - the differences
between Ibe weapons of .000 years
ago and tlie weapons of today are differences lu dtliill only, and excepting
tlio cluss of weapons making use of
gunpowder for i"e propulsion of missiles, 11. iu questionable whuthor there
has been nny marked Increase in el'-
llclency either of mon or of arms. As
a lust resort, when the order comes to
rush the enemy's intreiichinents buttles ure Hllll decided by brute strength
und hand to hand dghtlng���sword to
spear, bayonet to bayonet���Just as in
the days when Caesar wrote, "The
Belgians are  the  bravest."
When Caesur invaded > Gaul his
soldiers carried, besides tlieir curved
oblong shields for protection, tlio
famous Roman short swords, sharp
pointed und two edged, for close infighting, with javelins or throwing
spears as missiles. These were also
useful in hand to hand conflicts and
wero tlie prototype of lhe modern
bayonet. Steel had not-yct come into
general use, but these soft iron weapons had at least tl.e merit of being
easily sharpened on uny convenient
otqne. And bucking up tho foot sold
lerS and horsemen, just us tlie artillery does today, was tlie Roman artillery, consisting of catapults, which
were huge implements for hurling
largo rocks into tlie ranks of the
enemy, and the ballistu, a devise
working 011 the same principle, for
throwing quantities of arrows. In each
of jjjiese the propulsive force wus produced by ihe sudden releasing of a
great beam or tree trunk whicli had
been bent hy means of ropes and
winches to form a huge spring. A
shower of arrows hurled from a ball-
ista must ave created as much havoc
in the ranks of the oncoming Gauls
a) the bursting of a shrapnel shell
among the foot soldiers does today,
while the great, stones thrown by the
catapults were often us large and
heavy as the shells of the modern
The one important addition that
was made to the armament of European soldiers prior to the introduction
of gunpowder was the bow. It was
nearly 1000 A.D. before the bow became what it afterward was l'or more
than four centuries���the principal
weapon of the European foot soldier,
occupying in one form or another the
same position that the magazine rifle
does today.
Tiie superiority of the long bow
over the crossbow was demonstrated
at the battle of Cressy in 1346, the decisive battle of the One Hundred
Years' War between the English and
the Pernch, where, as the old chrou-
iclers relate it, the long arrows of tlie
British archers flew In such clouds
that they obstructed the sun. The man
with the long bow could shoot several
arrows while the crossbowman was
shooting one.
In Ihis battle, fought only a few-
miles from the scene of some of the
fiercest conflicts of the present war,
gunpowder was used for the lirst time,
tho English forces having three crude
cannon, or bombards, using the newly
discovered explosive to hurl stones at
th i French just us Caesar's catapults
had hurled stones at the Gnuls. It was
a hundred years or more after this,
however, before the use of firearms
became at all general in warfare nnd
1 nearly two centuries before the hand
��� gun, mounted on a stock like that ot
the crossbow, began seriously to displace the bow.
*,uMl IttOM WiNiHO -lull llMCWft ���I"11*
**___&   __#__ ?
Lady (engaging a puge boy)���Well,
how soon cun you come?
Page (readily)���At once, mum.
Lady���But surely your present
mistress won't like thut.
Puge (brightly)���Oh, yes, she will,
mum! She'll be only too glad to get
rid of me.
Faint heart ne'e? won fair lady,
quoted Mrs. Gabb, as she tossed aside
the magazine she was reading.
Some guys'have all the luck, growled- Mr. Gabb.
"Our community thinks your railroad oughter furnisn n couple more
trains per day. We're going to take
the matter to tlu legislature, too."
"But very few people in your community  ever travel."
"Maybe not. But we like to see the
cars go by."���Judge.
t     Nieuport,    over      whose    Gothic
j Church and Hotel de Ville shells from
' British battleships have been hurling
lias had her second baptism of such
fire.    The interval    of two hundred
years, however, hue mude her one of
the sleepiest old towns in Iflander..'
Sleepier than ever of recent    years,
for  the  pratciee- has  grown    up  of
artists  who love  the  old  houses  to
paint in Nieuport, and live in Nieu-
port-Bains,   the  newer    town.    The
pride of tne old town is the fifteenth
century Cloth Hall,    whose   original
uses have long been forgotten, and a
great baroque bell  tower.    Sir John
Falrborne, whose guns played about
I tho port in 1706, may have landed a
I shell or two upon the ancient buildings, but of the damage done by his
] bombardments no record remains.
1    "Mamma," said Elsie, "I wish I had
a real baby lo wheel in the go cart."
"Why?" said    (he    mother.    "You
have your doll, haven't you?"
"Yes, but the dolls are always getting broke when it tips over."
Due to Foppishness
Care for His Attire on Field of Battle
Directed Attention to Lieutenant
General Ruzsky, commander of tht
Russian armies in tho cumpalgu
against the Austriami uml tlio present
hero of thu land of tho Tsar, was
noted when a young lieutenant for the
elegance and dulutlnoss of hts dross.
ills enemies called him a top and
dandy, rldloillng his habit of dress
us a form of conceit, yet lt wus primarily to this so-called weakness thut
ho owed his rise ln tho Kims Ian army,
says a military writer In tho Washington Star.
In the Turko-Kussiun war of 1877,
Ruzsky, then a young lioutonan .
served us aide de camp upon lho staff
of one of the subordinate Russian
generals. In the heat of the battle ot
Plevna ho had occasion to carry a
despatch from his commanding officer
to the commander ln chief, General
Skobehv. Ilo found General Skobelev
standing in un exposed position lu
the lines surrounded hy his staff.
Just as young Ruzsky delivered his
despatch to the commanding general a
shell from one of tho Turkish batteries struck the ground near by and,
exploding, Hung a shower of dust and
dirt, over the party. Most cf the staff
officers involuntarily ducked their
heads at the crash, but young Ruzsky
stood firm and erect.
Then, as calmly as though ho were
in a ball room, he drew forth a spotless handkerchief and daintily pro
ceeded to fleck the dirt from his immaculate uniform. A smile of derision
flitted across the faces of Skobelev's
staff at this exhibition of apparent
foppishness. But not so General
Skobelev. Looking on the young man
with an air of sudden interest, he
asked his name.
"You will remain with mo hereafter
as a member of my staff," he added.
"I am in : _c I of just such men as
Years after whon Ruzsky's efficient
service had proven the correctness of
Skobelev's estimate of him, that general was narrating the incident of the
bursting shell to the Tsar.
"When a soldier has uoch a keen
regard for his appoarance before his -
fellow man thut no sudden und imminent danger can lessen his consciousness and concern for it," he explained,
"he makes a most dependable leader
of others. For ho will suffer death
even rather than permit any concern
for his personal^ safety to impair the
impression of superiority to others he
desires to make on his fellow man.
And, just as he guards the neatness
and daintiness of nis personal attire
through his desire to impress liis superior elegance upon others, so, even
though he be a coward at heart, he
will always play the part of the brave
man, ignorant of fear, on account of
his intense desire to have the world
consider him possesed of superior and
manly qualities.
"And in Ruzsky I am doubly fortu._
ate," concluded the veteran of the
Turcoman wars with a smile of satisfaction at his shrewd reading of
human nature. "For he is both a
brave man and a dandy."
Cinema   Film   Not  Yet   Made
Tne Journal Des Debuts In    Paris
tells an anecdote of the siege of Paris
that did not come off;
"A story is going the rounds of the
Italian press thai before tho formal
declaration of war au order had been
given to a lead In;, motion picture concern of Berlin to havo in rcadinets
aU the material and men necessary
to .make a film of the kaiser's triumphal entry lnt:> Paris.
The film was to hnve been displayed In all the cities of tlie world. The
firm in question had been provided
with all tbe passports necessary and
a * special train of automobiles was
supplied so that its representatives
could keep in close touch with the
imperial headquarters"
The minister was dining with the
Fullers and he was denouncing the
new styles ln dancing. Turning to the
daughter of the boure he asked sternly, "Do you, yourself, Miss Fuller,
think the girls who dance these
dances right?"
"They must bd, was the answer,
"because I notica the girls who don'i
dance are always left."
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fc time of physical troublo caused by
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January. Writs today. T. System Co.,
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Featherstonhnugh _ Co., head office,
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What ia it that goes up the chimney
down and comes down the chimney
down, but will not go up the chimney
up or down the chimney up.
Mlnard'* Liniment Cures Diphtheria.
London Punch suggests In a recent
Issue that, owing to the Doer uprising ih Mouth Africa, under Maritz, the
town of Pietcrmarltzhurg, change Its
samo to Petrobothagrad.
German Armies in the Field
Germany Has 5V/2 Army Corps Fighting on Two Battle Fronts
A semi-official communication co;
corning tho German nmiles In th
Held lias boon mado puhllc In Pari
"Germany nt present has at hor dls-
posul twenty-live and a hull active
army corps, of which 21 _ nro operating against France unit four against
Russia. Of the 'thirty-three German
reservo army corps 22% aro now employed against Prance and 10V&
against Russia,
"These figures show that there Is
a tolal of 58 \ii army corps, active or
reserve, lighting for Germany on the
two fronts, and not 100 army corps
as has erroneously been stated by the
German government,
"If tlio territorial units (lunilwolir)
ot which nothing wan said In tlie Gorman official note, urn taken Into account, It will bo soon thnt eight
LandweUr army corps nro engaged
iiguinst Prance and seven against Russia- that Is to say, In tho Iwo fronts
thiriy territorial divisions."
HUl. Of Ohio,   'Ity of Toledo,     I
l.ticaa Coinuy, X     **.
Frank J. Clicnoy million onth that he
la senior partner or tho firm ot F. J.
Chcmoy & Co., doing business In the City
nf Toledo, County iiiiiI Hlnte aforesaid,
and Unit salil nm) will nnv the sum of
ami evmy cniso of Catarrh thnt cannot
ho cured by tho use of HALL'S CATARRH CURB,
Sworn to befTo mo and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A.D. 18 _,
(Seal) A. W. GLBABON,
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Take Hall's Family Fills for Constipation.
because the entire system
becomes permeated with
injurious acids.
To relievo rheumatism Scott's
Emulsion is a double help; it is
rich in blood-food; it imparts
Strength lothc functions and supplies the very oil-food that rheumatic conditions always need.
Scott's Emulsion has
helped countless thousands
when other remedies failed.
Refaie Inferior Subititntei.
Forbids Singing 'Tipperary'
When the King Last Went to War
lu reference to the King's viBlt to
the Britisli headquarters in France,
the Chronicle says: "It is 171 years
since a Ilritish monarch left these
shores for a battlefield on the continent of Europe, In which English
troops were engaged. George II. was
that monarch, and in the Held of Det-
tingen, in Bavaria, he showed personal
bravery and skilled generalship.
"The allies then were the English,
Hanoverians and Austrians, and the
enemy were the French. George VL
commanded the allied armies in person, so that there is little analogy
wiith King George's present visit to
Flanders. After Dettlngen an act of
parliament was passed providing that
the monarch of.these realms should
never again risk his life in battle."
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Can Only Be Cured Througb the Blood.
Liniments of No Use
In no disease does the blood become
thin so rapidly as in rheumatism. Not
only does it become thin but it is
loaded with Impurities���rheumatic
poisons. Without the proper treatment these poisons increase, the inflamed joints swell and the patient
becomes a cripple. There are a number of methods of treating rheumatism, most of them aiming to keep
down the rheumatic poisons until nature can build up the blood sufficiently to overcome them. But unfavorable conditions of cold or dampness
may give the disease the advantage
and a relapse or renewed attack follows.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale
People build up the blood and enable
it to cast out the rheumatic poisons
with the natural secretions of the
body. Thousands have tried this
treatment with the most beneficial results. That every sufferer who does
not try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills is
neglecting the most helpful means of
recovery is shown by the following
statement. Mrs. Emeline Smith, St.
Jerome, Que., says: "1 was attacked
with what the doctor said was inflammatory rheumatism. The joints
of my hands, feet and limbs were
badly swollen, and I suffered the most
excruciating pain. Notwithstanding
medical treatment the trouble became
so bad that I could not go about. My
appetite began to fail me and I was
growing physically weak. A neighbor who had been benefitted by Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills advised me to
try them and I decided to do bo. In
the course of a few weeks I noted
some improvement, and my appetite
began to return. Then tho swelling
in my joints began to disappear, and
it was not long un_i I was perfectly
cured and I have had no return of the
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold by
all dealers in medicine or will be sent
by mail at 50 cents a box or six boxes
for $2.50 by writing direct to The Dr.
Williams' Medicine 'Co., Brockville,
Large Orders for Canadian Goods
Large war orders are being given
to Montreal, Hamilton and other Canadian houses including steel, woollen,
leather, hosiery and other goods, under the direction of the British director of contracts. Further orders are
to be given on behalf of France ana
other allies, if Canada is able to promise prompt delivery.
The fullest desire is shown to act
upOn the recent compact between
the British, French and Russian gov-
ernemnts to give preference to the
British Dominions next only to the
factories of the allied countries and
before going to foreign countries for
"I'll be hanged tf that plumber
hasn't charged me carfare for his
"Well, they might have come In
Gurkhas Paralyze Enemy
Fury , of    Attack    by  Formers With
Hlflhla. tics, Has Pitiable Effect
on the Germans
lt is a tradition of tlio Indian iinay
that Highlanders and Gurkhas work
together. Here is a description of a
charge by the Highlanders, which, In
spile of tho unflinching heroism,
might have failed but for the tlnuly
Intervention of the terrible Uukrle of
Gurkluis. Tlie Highland regiment was
sent forward to carry a lino of hostile
trenches, but their heroic charge was
checked by a murderous Uro and
barbed wire entanglement on which
they stumbled. Between the gaps In
their rankB slipped the Gurkhas. They
Insinuated themselves like cats between and under the barbed wire,
Their kukris on their left hand disappeared in the enemy's trenches then
arose a terrible medley of cries, the
harsh battle of the attackers, and the
groan or scream of the attacked, as
tho terrible knife went home. In the
tumult of carnage tho commands of
Gorman officers who sought to rally
their men were lost. In the mud and
slime of the trenches a terrible struggle, hand to hand and body to body,
was proceeding. The end camo quickly. In. a mad frenzy of fear the Germans broke and ran, throwing their
rifles from them and blundering into
their own wire entanglements. Such
prisoners as were taken bore in their
eyes a nameless terror. For hours
after they were brought, into the British lines they trembled constantly.
There was hardly need to guard
them. The terrc.' of that charge deprived them of the power of volition,
and almost of the power of motion.
For an Imperial Parliament
Speaking at tlie Royal Colonial Institute, London, Henry lillis of Western Australia, urged the establishment of a truly imperial parliament
for the administration of foreign,
naval and financial policies.
The United Kingdom would in this
probably have the fundamental voice
of at least three to one, and the
Dominions would send representative
experts in higher political matters on
a proportionate lasis.
Warts will render the prettiest
hands unsightly. Clear the excres-
censes away by using Holloway's Corn
Cure, which acts thoroughly and painlessly.
Extensive Aid to Western Farmers
The Ottawa Evening Citizen states
that the aid which the government
extending to the western farmers
who last summer lost their crops is
much more extensive than at flrBt -e-
ported. In place of $1,000,000, it is almost $2,000,000. The exact expenditures proposed up to date on seed
grain for the afflicted farmers is $1,-
800,000. This will enable thlm to put
in heavy crops over the greatly increased acreage proposed next year.
What kind of dogs are the dogs of
St. Bernhardis, I guess.
Reggy says he has great will power.
All donkeys have.
Sometimes  Overlooks a  Point
Tho physician is such a busy man
that lie sometimes overlooks a valuable point to which his attention may
be called by an Intelligent patient
who is a thinker.
"About a year ago my attention was
called to Grape-Nuts by one of my patients," a physician writes.
"At the time my own health was
bad and I was pretty well run down
but 1 sav/ at once that the theories
behind Grape-Nuts were sound and
that if tlie food was all that was claimed, It was a perfect food.
"So I commenced to use Grape-Nuts
with cream twice a day and in a short
time I began to Improve in every way
and I am now much stronger, feel
better and weigh more than ever before in my life.
"I know that .11 of this good is due
to Grape-Nuts and I am firmly convinced that the claims made for the
food are true.
'I have recommended and still recommend, Grape-Nuts to a great many
of my patients with splendid results,
and ln some cases the Improvement
of patients on this fine food has been
"As a general food, Grape-Nuts
stands alone."   "There's a Reason."
Name given uy Canadian Postum
Co., Windsor, Ont.
Look in pkgs. for the famous little
book, "The Road to Wellvllle."
Ever read the above letter? A new
one appear* from time to time. They
are genuine, true and full of human
United    States    Secretary Calls  it a
Breach   of   Neutrality
Commenting on lho net ion ol Lieut.
Commander Evans, backed "i> by Jos,
Daniels, secretary of the navy, iu forbidding Hie singing of "Tippirury" In
tho United Slates navy, tlio .Now
York World snys, editorially:
"Socrotury Daniels agrees with
Lieut, Commander Daniels that lt Is
n violation of neutrality for the men
in tho navy to sing Tlpiierury.' We
had never suspected that American
neutrality was such a delicate and
easily dislocated institution, but we
aro bound to take the secretary's
word for It, especially when his
civilian judgment is sustained by the
expert opinion of a Lieut. Commander,
"This means, presumably) that the
marine hand must hereafter cease to
glvo aid and comfort to the Gorman-
Austrian-Turkish alliance by playing
the llluo Danube Waltz. We take it
that 'America' will pass Inlo tlio cato-
gory of forbidden music, also, because
its tune ls not only the tune of 'God
Savo the King,' hut 'Hail Der liu
Blegerkrauz,' making It a double violation of neutrality.
"Wo regret nlso to report that certain goodly but neutral church folk
persist in singing a hymn, the music
of which ia the music ot 'Gott crhnlte
Franz Den Kaiser,' aB well as of
'Deutschland uber alios.' This must
bo stopped, lest It prove a tompta
tlon to naval chaplains.
"Dedicated as he is to noble deeds,
we are sure that Secretary Daniels
will do his full duty In squelching
both noutral a: d contraband music
in the sea service of the United
States, nor can we believe that lt will
prove a difficult task.
"Why should a navy that has Jose-
phus Daniels for a secretary want to
It Eases Pain. Ask any druggist or
dealer ln medicines what is the most
popular of the medicinal oils l'or pains
in lhe joints, in the muscles or nerves,
or for neuralgia and rheumatism, and
ho will tell you that Dr. Thomas' 10c-
lectric Oil Is ln greater demand than
any other. Tho reason for this is that
it possesses greater healing qualities
than any other oil.
Canadian Drug Makers Face Serious
Montreal.���In an interview with the
Manager of Abbey Effervescent 'Salt
Co., which for twenty years Iuib been
making this preparation in Canada,
ho stated that in consequence ot tlie
war, prices of their raw material had
Increased beyond the point which any
layman would figure possible, one of
the important ingredients of this remedy costs three hundred per cent,
more, than it did three or four months
ago. 'That somewhat similar conditions exist all along the line is vivid
proof how even Canadian made products are affected through the necessary importations of raw material.
The Abbey Blffervescent Salt Co. as
well as most of the reputable drug
makers in Canada, is maintaining its
regular standard of prices, in spite of
the enormous increase in the cost of
raw material.
Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, etc.
A Weak Bank
Will, said she, I am afraid my bank
is ln a bad way.
How foolish, Mabel! It's one of the
strongest financial institutions in the
state. Whatever got that idea into
your head?
Well, it's very strange, refilled
Mabel, unconvinced. They've just returned a check of mine for $40 marked
"No Funds."
The Foe of Indigestion.���Indigestion
is a common ailment and few are free
from it. It is a most distressing complaint and often the suffering attending It is most severe. The very best
remedy is Parmelee's Vegetable Pills
taken according to directions. They
rectify the irregular action of the
stomach and restore healthy action.
For many years thoy have been a standard remedy for dyspepsia and indigestion and are highly esteemed for
their qualities.
British Sailors Left to Drown
Numerous British sailors who perished off the Chilean coast when the
German fleet sank the cruiser Good
Hope and Monmouth might have been
saved, liad the Germans made any effort to rescue them.
This Is admitted hy the Germans
themselves, according to a sworn
statement made by the captain of the
French barque Valentine, whicli was
captured and sunk off the Juan Fernandez islands. The captain and
members of the Valentine's crew were
held prisoners on one of the German
warships for ten days.
In his sworn statement the captain
asserted that tho Germans said they
might have saved numerous British
who were swimming in the water,
but theydeliberately let them drown.
The crew of the Valentine was
shamefully treated, he swore, for
refusing to aid in the transhipment
of coal from the barque to the warships. The Germans, he said, robbed
the Valentine of everything before
sinking her.
If Tormented With Corns
Save yourself pain, worry and distress by using the never failing Putnam's Painless Corn and  Wart Extractor. It is reliable and acts quickly.
Russia Stops Wood Shipments
The Russian government has placed
an embargo on all kinds of lumber to
prevent its exportation. Walnut lumber, including Circassian walnut,
much prized by American furniture
makers, is specifically mentioned.
Don't Persecute
your Bowels
Cut out rnthartica ami purest Ives.   They ar*
bruUl��h._r_h��unn .ceiiary, 'lry
Purclyvegetable. Act
ITcntty on tho liver,
eliminate bile.an d
' soothe I hetlell*
cate membrane
of the bowel
Cor. Can-
Sick Headache md Indigestion, at tnilliont  know**
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First Nut���Do you think it will stop
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Minard's Liniment Cures Garget In
The Allies will do it if they CM.
Why, sit on the Ottoman.
Began on Child's Face,  Spread all
Over Head. Pimples Would Fester and Break Like Boils,  Cuticura Soap and Ointment Healed.
Klrosc, .ask.���" My little Iwy had c*':_ms
when he was about a week old. It began on
his lace and spread all over his head. It
was In pimples and
Ihey woiUd fester and
break like littlo bolls
all over his head, but
were like rash on his
face. The _v.eina win
very Itching and tho
burning ��_ Intense;
N \ / // " made him so restless
he could scarcely sleep.
"I tried several ointments and salves and
they seemed to ito very little good so I
tried Cuticura Soap and Ointment after hs
had been sick about a mom ii. _ hen I used
Cuticura Soap and a few applications of
tho Cuticura Ointment I noticed such a
difference. He was able to sleep and his
face began to get a new skin on It. I kept
on using thorn for threo months, and two
cakes of Cuticura Soap and three bones of
Cuticura Ointment cured him." (Signc _
Mrs. A. P. Thayer, July l.'j, 1914.
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J. W. McKenzie sr., let the eat
out of the bag at last night's rally
when he advocated getting the
" machine " out and oiled up. The
Liberals generally disclaim having
anything like a "machine." Wc
kaye always heard it designated as
a ''' _9r _."
Only five' horses were purchased
by the Govern, lent" purchasing
agent here to-dav, although around
seventy-five were offered. The
best prices offered was about $200,
which seems a very fair price. It is
regrettable that more sales were not
made, but it shows a healthy state
among our farmers alter all, when
they will not sacrifice horses weighing 1000 jbs/Fbr that price. Much
credit. Js "due Mr. S. Calhoun for
hi*efforts in inducing Mr, Clements
to send the buyer* here.
B. C. Stock Breeders
Elect Their Officers
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 21,���
The annual meeting of the B, C.
Stock Breeders' Association was
held this afternoon in Pender hall,
when the following officers were
Hon. Pres., Hon. T. W. Pater-
son, hon. vice pres. Dr. S. Tolmie
and W. D, Scott; pres. E. D. Pater-
son; vice pres. Sam Smith; hon.
directors, J. A, Turner. R, M. Palmer, H. S. Rolson, and D. McKenzie; directors representing Vancouver Island, George Sangster,
G.I. Watson, and F. J. Bishop;
directors representing the lowet
mainland, Alex, Davie. H. Webb,
and Captain Erskine, directors
representing the upper country,
T B, Tiffin. J, J. Jackson and
Frank Ward; secretary-treasurer,
Prof. W, T. McDonald; assistant
secretarv-treasurer, S. H. Hopkins.
Aid. Johnston does not believe
that there are many people in the
city needing employment, and in
order to find out, and assist them
if any, in securing employment, has
opened an employment bureau at
Tarbell's store. Up to the hour
of going to press only two persons
have registered for employment and
110 employers.
The council met again on Monday evening pursuant to adjournment, The Mayor in the chair,
and all the members present, After
the minutes had been read auci
adopted Aid. Robertson brought up
tlie matter of the prizes offered to
the children for designs for seal.
He wished it to go 011 record that
the prizes were contributed by the
members of the council personally,
not out of the civic funds.
An account from the B. C
Gazette for $a,5o was received and
passed 011 to tlie Financial Committee,
Before Opening Uie applications
for City Clerk, the Aldermen  had
a lot to say about his duties,  and
finally, after much wrangling de-
I cided that a separate Assessor be
1 appointed.    Applications   for   the
] position to be sent in by  Monday
jevening next,
I The salary to be paid the Clerk
was finally fixed at $50 per month
for the first year, on motions of
Aldermen McKenzie and Johnston.
Three of the council thinking that
if the Assessing was not done by
the clerk, the salary should be the
same as that paid at Cumberland
and other cities of our size, $25 per
When the matter of opening the
applications for City Clerk came up
the Council went into committee of
the whole, and the audience and
applicants were requested to retire
for a time.
The committee rose and reported
that there were four applications,
and recommended the application
of W, A. W. Hames. at a salary
of 850 per month.
The recommendation was adopted by the Council, Aids. Cro \\\t-
ton, Kirkwood, Johnston and McKenzie voting yea, the rest nay.
Miss Margaret McKenzie applied
for position of stenographer,
C. S. Stewart wrote to know if
there were any unpaid taxes against
his lot in Riverside subdivision.
L. Alexander applied for position
of scavenger.
These communications were all
ordered received and filed,
The Chairman of the Finance
committee reported that they had
interviewed the managers *of both
banks, and had got a communication
from each, which was read. Aid.
Kirkwood stated that apparently
one bank would loan money on a
basis of last year's assessment, at
8 per cent., and the other on a
basis of this year's assessment at 7
per cent. The report was laid on
the table for further discussion.
Under new business Aid, Johnston   brought  up  the matter   of
W. G. ______
General Merchant
Have Yu Begun the "New Year" Right ?
To begin the New Year right you will require to begin buying
from W. G. McKean, he sells for less.   See quotations below:
Coal Oil 81.00 per tin Braid's Bi-st Coffee -10c per 1 lb. tin
Canned Rons, Thistle Brunil, lie per tin, not more than II tins to a customer
Canned Tomatoes, Thistle Brand, 2 l-2s, 2 tins for 26c, not more than 6 tins to
one customer B. C, Milk, 20 oz. tin, 10c per tin
Corn Starch, first duality, lOopeJ pkg. Mooneyi Soda Biscuits in pails 30o
Onl! Pars Mixed Pickles or Chow Chow, 'J0c per gallon
OM Dutch Cleanser, 10c per tin J,ye| icc j,el. ([���
Lunch Tongue, Australian packed, 45c per 1 lb tin
Wetliys Mincemeat 10c per pkg. Heinz Mincemeat, in bulk, 20c pec lb.
Ahove arc net prices, no discount
THE  close-fitting, graceful lines of your gown
will best be shown over
one of our perfect fitting and
We have designed many new
models to lend al'.ractiveness
to this year's gowns.
So, get one Oest suited to your
It is as important to be well corseted
as it is to be well gowned. A poor
corset will spoil tlie appearance of
even the best fiting gowns, whereas
a C-C a la Grace Corset will set it off
to the utmost possible advantage.
appointing au Assessor, saying that
a good man should be got for $3 per
day, and apparently had one in his
The Mayor said it would likely
be some time before au Assessor's
services would be required and he
could be appointed later.
Aid. Crompton and McKenzie
were in favor of appointing one
right away, and favored a resident.
The Mayor stated that things
seemed to be cut and dried before
coming to Council, by certain
Aid. McKenzie thought these
things were all right.
Mr. Kirkwood moved that tenders be called for, the tenderer to
state on what terms he would make
the assessnenit, tenders to be in bv
next meeting, Aid. Robertson and
Johnston had a lively set to over
this, wi'h tlie honors in favor of
Aid. Robertson.
The committee appointed to
secure Council Chambers, reported
that a room could be secured in
McKean's block for #7.50 per
month, and the Board of Trade
would turn over their lease if the
Council would take over the furniture, and sub-let to theni. and take
over their tenants.
The report was laid on the table
for future consideration.
Aid. Johnston proposed that the
city open an employment bureau,
This was opposed by the Council
but Aid. Johnston was given permission to do so for one month, he
to bear the expenses.
H. McPhee, secretary of the
schoolboard sent in the school estimates for the current year, which
amounted to $2,700, of which
it was likely that the Government
would contribute $1130.
Aid. McKenzie, Leighton,   and
Bargains in Shirts and Fancy Vests
Loggie Bros.
Next Royal Bank Phone 34
Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!
A Genuine Bargain Sale
Lady's, Misses, Children's,  Boys'   and
Men's Shoes to go at Big Reductions
AH New Stock
A fine line of Boys and Men's Sweaters at cost price
Parkin Bros.
Telephone 4 SANDWICK
Crompton were appointed a committee to prepare a schedule of
rates for the trrde by-law,
A vote of thanks was tendered to
Mr. R. M. Allan for his services as
secretary, to which Mr. Allan replied suitably.
The council adjourned to meet
on Monday night next,
An enthusiastic meeting was held
here last Thursday night when a
Liberal Association was formed,
The following officers were elected:
Hon. Pre*. Sir Wilfred Laurier.
Hon. Vice Pres. H. E. Brewster.
President, A. Ledingham.
Vice President, L. H. Janes.
Secretary, E. Swan.
Treasurer, J. Blackbourne.
Executive, Messrs. F. Swan, G.
Kelland and A. Salmond,
After the meting several short
speeches were delivered by Messrs.
W. McPhee, J. Aston, and P. I.,
Anderton, of Courtdnay, aud John
A man or a woman who sacrifice
themselves for others may have a
hard fight for it, but they cannot
be unhappy.���Jowett,
Plastering Contractor
Sstimates Furnished   Work Guaranteed
First-Class Plumbing
Hot Water and Steamfitting
Jackson & Whittle
Phone 9 Cpurtenay
General Blacksmiths
olicit Your Patronage.   Cartful Attention
Given to Horses Feet
! vr istei   and ,'.'���. " iu .    >. I iry Public
P. a. Box 209
Phone 24 Courtenay
In the Matter of the Official Administra
tor's Act and Amending Acts, and in
the Matter of Samuel Henry Daris,
TAKE NOTICE by onler of His Hon
or Judge Barker, of the County
Court of Naniamo, made on the 9th day
of December 1914 at Cumberland Registry I, the undersigned, was appointed
administrator of all and singular the
estate of the above named Deceased, All
claims against the said Estate must be
properly verified and presented to the
undersigned within 30 days from the
date hereof.
And all parties indebted to said Estate
are required to pay the amount of their
indebtedness to me forthwith.
 Official Administrator.
Dated'this list day of December 1914,
k at ]
Well then here
a shopping sii|
gestion for you.
Stop in and see
our new line of
Toilet Articles.
And while here,
be sure and see
Fashion's latest
fancies in colorings in our splendid assortment of
They sill for 10 cents a package,
at Robertson's T7_T_ COURTENAY REVIEW
SIR EDMUND WALKER. C.V.O.. L L. D.. D.C.L- President
ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager JOHN AIRD. Ais't General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is given to every account. Small accounts
are welcomed.    Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, with-
_raw*lt to be mad* by any one of them or by the survivor.
F. C. BROCK, Acting Manager, Courtenay and Comox Brand ei
Comox branch open on Tuesdays, from 11 to 5
& Kitchener's Country
A   Pilgrimage to the   Family  Home
Amid the  Fens
liy S. R, 1,1 T Tl.HWOOI)
A sleepy old Suffolk village, between Brandon and l.lv, and just a
few miles from the point where
Norfolk and Suffolk, and Cambridge meet, The fens are all
around. Ir. these late autumn days
it is a regular battlefield of winds,
whicli swirl and rush over the vast
levels. Windmills at every point
of the compass are going around
fourteen to the dozen. Little homesteads look as though they could
teach our recruits a lesson in taking
"'scientificcover" behind weather-
torn pines and hadly perceptible
undulations, proudly known as
"ridges "
Along one such "ridge" runs the
village of Lakenheath. It is not
"the last place God made"���
rather one of the first. In Dorset
villages Mr. Hardy tells us "Waterloo is the last thing that ever happened." Lakenheath should, by
comparison, have just heard of lhe
Armada��� until the pre>ei.t war.
During these last weeks.tobesure,
the ' 'Suffolks'' have been fighting
over the Channel as gallantly as
any, in a strangely homelike landscape, with many a stalwart fens-
man ftom hereabout among them.
There is no need for a "back to
the land" movement in Laken-
he_th. Lakenheath has been on all
the while. Any who imagine that
agriculture is a forgotten industry
in England shou'd go to Lakenheath. They will be able to eat,
drink, and breathe agriculture
there���real Suffolk agriculture!
They will be able to steep themselves in the smell of hay and the
steam of live-stock.
The village itself is a sort of
cluster of farms, with their attendant cottages, and old church and a
churchyard, ard an inn to give it a
title, The road runs, as it were,
through one big farmyard.   Hay
stacks round every corner, t hickcns
turkeys, cattle and sheep, and
horses and fine fat hogs, nnd old
gaffers with broad whisker-faced
Suffolk faces, and chubby children
none the worse for playing knee-
deep in good rich litter. Everywhere the glow of rural health,
With it all, Lakenheath's houses,
built for the most part of primeval
Hint and cobble, and everything
that is clean and neat and homely.
But why Lakenheath ? Why not
auy other village of the fens? For
the simple reason that Lakeheath
is Kitchener's country, Kitchener's
village, In the usual wrong-head-
edness of things, all sorts of people
have tried to make out that Lord
Kitchener is an Irishman because ���
like the Duke of Wellington���he
happened to be born in Ireland
through the accident of his father
having been stationed there.
The truth is that Lord Kitchener
is of Suffolk yeoman stock through
and through He teally belongs to
the little village of Lakenheath,
where his fa'her.'s family had been
settled for over 200 years. He is
Suffolk on his mother's side too.
The Chevaliers had been Suffolk
for generations, despite their
French name. He is Suffolk also
in his descent from the Robinsons,
who were originally farmers in
Eriswell. the very next village to
Moreover, Lord Kitchener has
shown a tenderness for this little
village of Lakenheath, that comes
from him with a peculiar grace-
He has himself given hundreds of
pounds f r the repair of the old
village church, and of the churchyard, which his forefathers lie side
by side wiih the good folk of
Lakenheath that died all "in sure
and certain hope.'' There is no
splendid mausoleum; just the simple grass-grown graves, with mossy, plain-carven stones at head and
There are, in all, eleven of Lord
Kitchener's forebears at rest in
Lakenheath churchvard. In their
own homely fashion the gravestones tell each story well enough \
"Here lyeth"���so runs the first of
Now _ the time to prepare for next year's harvest
Your harvest will be bigger, better next year if
you put in more time ou the farm. Drive a Ford���
and reduce from a matter of hours to a matter of
minutes, time spent in those necessary trips to
town during the busy season. Seventeen thousand Canadian farmers drive the Ford because it's
ajtime-saver���money-saver���and pleasure-giver.
Ford Touring Car $590. ford Runabout $540 Ford
Coupelet $850.   l'ord Sedan $1150.    Ford Town Car $840
(AU mil's sold fully equipped t, o. b. Ford, Out.)
Biiyora of theso practical enrs will share in profits if wc soil
_,0_ new lord cura between August 1,1011 mid August 1, 11115
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K. C. EMD��     ���     t Ol KTI.NAY
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them-- 'the body of Tltonisa
Kitchener, who came from Ilinsted.
in Hampshire, in the year 1093,
an agent to ve Honble- Sir Nicholas Strait, Bart., and dep. this life
April ye 5th, 1731, aged 65 vcars."
The Thomas Kitchener who thus
migrated into Suffolk ai a young
man' of twenty-seven wen���as the
tradition goes--the respect of tlie
whole countryside. He may be
considered as to all intents and purposes the founder of the Kitchener
family. He was Lord Kitchener's
great-great-great-grandfather. Already, doubtless, the organizing
genius was making itself felt, not
harshly, but effectively among Sir
Nicholas's tenants.
By the side of Thomas lie his
daughter Elizabeth, and his three
sons. Thomas, "son of Thomas and
Abigail Kitchener" who died as a
boy of nineteen, John, who died at
thirty, ar.d Robert, who lived to
sustain the family honors for sixty
years, and then was gathered to
his fathers, handing on the name
to a pretty numerous posterity.
On John Kitchener's grave is a
little moral epitaph, at once candid
and arresting, whatever its poetic
quality, "Stay, mortal," it runs:
Stay   mortal, and depart not  from
mv stone.
But stand ponder well where I am
EC ne-
Death quickly took  my  sense and
strength away,
And laid me down   in   this   dark
bed of day.
Consider of it and take  home this
The grave that is made  next  may
chance be thine!
If one leaves the churchyard���
duly pondering, as one is bidden,
upon the transitory nature of all
mortal things���and if one goes down
the village about hr.lf a mile beyond
"The Bell," one may still find the
actual ancestral home of the Kitcheners. It stands bv a clump of
elms, just behind "The Half Moon"
Inn. One has to go down a bypath to get to it, dirjeted, maybe,
by a villager's assurance, given iu
pure and undefined Suffolk, that
"ther" be housen at the lii.u' e�����."
There it Is, sure enough, at last
���a tiny old tumbldowu farmhouse,
with the regulation four little windows iu the front, and a blind one
over the door, and a briar growing
up the porch. It is called "The
Rookery" 'now. At the back it
gives out upon a typical Suffolk
farmyard, where a regiment of
geese execute sporadic outflanking
movements amid a delicious din of
quacking and barking and lowing
and crowing and clucking and gobbling.
One gathers that in the Kitchener days there was no farmyard.
This was the garden then, aud
there was another wing to the house
Form the first, the Kitchener's
seem to have been able, masterful,
managing folk, After all, from
managing Lakenheath to managing
the British Empire is only a step.
But as one trudges over the white
ten in the wind-swept darkness one
cannot help thinking of the plain
Suffolk countrymen who lived in
that little house, and now lie silent
in the old churchyard. "Their
simple joys their destiny obscure!"
How much is it due to them and
their like that so much of the grit
and pluck and endurance and blood
and bone and sinew tbat are saving
England to-day were bred off English lands ?
In these times we flit  about  the
world at random, and uo one be- j
longs to anywhere.   We have been
apt to forget this debt to  our still j
sound English stock and the land
that bred it, not in one generation
only     Perhaps the war is teaching i
us to remember these things to better purpose than we did.   Those j
whose business takes them just now |
hither  and   thither   about   ' 'this
realm, this England," know what
a deal it means that pride of shire
and regiment should go together.
There is a terrible jumble now, one
fears in some instances.    But it is
an instinct worth appealing to.    It
is deeper than pride itself.    It   is
the home spirit.
We were told lately that a London football-field could only supply
oue recruit on ths general argument of the war Almost on the
sam* day some twenty or more
Suffolk men stepped forward
straight away in a little room al
I'arliiigliani.   when  Major   White
Men This Is Your Oppoi_u_iiy
20o|�� Discount
Hobberlin   Tailored  To Measure
Suits and Overcoats
Special  December  Selling  Only
Sole Agents
Phone 1
Comox    Co-Operative   Society
Dealers in all kinds of Meats,
Butter, Eggs and Fanner's
Produce, Cooked Meats a
Specialty. We sell onl}- the
best. Prices are always low
and satisfactory. We pay
best prices for produce
Phone No. 2
Why were the British cruisers Good  Hope and
Monmouth unable to compete successfully
with the German ships ?
Because They Were Out Of Date
What is true in the case of a Battleship is true of
the individual person
In this age of competition the man who is WIDE AWAKB
keeps up with the times and employs th.- most MODEiN
method; in his business, is tbe man who is g"ir. to
Modern methods are as essential in the [HOME as ia th. shop
or office
Would you call a man "up-to-date" who reads his new-paper
by the light of a smoky, dim and unsanitary coal oi limp?
Would a modern man make .his wife continue to tro through
the DAILY DRUDGE of cleaning and filling these lamps
when he could aave her all this by installing the
Would he hesitate to cut the work of WASH DAY in two
by giving her an ELECTRIC IRON instead of making
her use the old fashioned and rightly named SAD IRON?
If you think it worth while to modernize your home and add
years to your wife's life, come in and let us tell you of
HEAT and POWER within the reach of EVERYONE
The Courtenay Electric Light, Heat & Power Co.
Phone 35 or 65
Office Mill Street
Palaee Livery
Horses and Buggies for Hire s��i
Terms cash.
We also attend to wood- hauling
Courtenay Phone 25
told a local gathering how the
"Suffolk!.' had "stuck it" in the
retreat from Mons. So, too, with
the broad fenlands of the West-
with Lakenheath aud Mildenhall
and Brandon and Thetford, How
many a brave lad there is even now
in Kitchener's army, to whom it is
no idle coincidence that hu comes
from Kitchener's country,
Bar supplied with the finest brands of
Liquors ami Cigars
JDS. WALKER       -      .      Propnetc.
To Bake
Not to Bake?
The former is really unnecessary when Bread from the
Courtenay Bakery is available
andby reason ofquality has so
many votaries. Get the A. B
habit and satisfaction
W. Aitken
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of his clerks.
"I'm sorry, Mr. Wilson," said the
clerk, over tlie wire, "I cannot come
down to the shop this morning on account of the fog; but the fact is that
I have not yet arrived home yesterday."
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I worked in a mill among hundreds of
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Pinkham's Vegetable Compound should
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ia within reach of all.
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W. N. U. 1032
A Lucky Find for the C.P.R.
A discovery which may mean much
to the Province of Ontario has been
mado at Caledonia Springs, namely
that tho waters of one of the four
springs is strongly radio-active. A recent visitor who had hitherto gone for
his cure to the Austrain resort at
Badgastein was preventeu this year by
the war and tried the Canadian spring,
lie was struck by tho similarity of tlio
waters which on test was found to be
due to the presence of radium. The
lust official analysis was made in 1903
before the ramifications of radium
were fully recognized, but Professor
Ruttan of McGlll has been commissioned make a new complete analysis.
The value of a genuine radium spring
ln Europe Is calculated to average
from two to three million dollars, owing to the number of invalids who are
attracted to such a spring.
1 was cured of terrible lumbago by
I was cured of a had ease of earache by MINARD'S LINIMENT.
1  was cured of sensitive lungs by
Radium   in   B.C.
Threo samples of radium-bearing
ore from British Columbia have been
received at the mines department lint
the quantity of nullum in them has
nol yet been determined, The value of
minerals produced in Canada tills ."ear
will be considerably less than last, he-
cause of the scarcity of capital for
mining development and also the low
prices, for silver and other minerals.
Complete in Itself, Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator does not require
tlie assistance of any other medicine
to make it effective, lt does not fail
to do its work.
Mixed Farming
Farmers Are Becoming More Alive to
the Possibilities of Raising Stock
Mixed farming, according to advices
received by the Canadian Pacific Railway, ls now more than a fad���it ls
really spelling more dollars, greater
success and certainly in the future and
fixing the people Into the spil In a way
that the Blnglo crop will never do.
Tho fanners are now alive to the importance of mixed farming, alike for
profit and the benefit of the country
gonorally. Men who came to the country and merely wanted to stay for a
yoar or two, cared only for the abundance of wheat they could grow. They
impoverished the land, but made
money. Then they cleared out, many)
of thorn. Meantime the railway oom-j
pany went up nnd down the land
preaching the gospel of mixed farming. At first lt war: not listened to.
Today mixed farming Is becoming a j
common practice, with capital results
to everybody, according to the advices
Indicated. This extension of mixed ;
farming is having its economic show-i
Ing lu tho west in the variety of pro-'
ductlon for the homo market. This
market ls steadily extending by the
introduction of manufactures. These
nro nascent, for the employment on
tho ono hand, while on the other the
mixed farming gives lo tho industrial
population the supplies which otherwise would have to bo found elsewhere. There is thus au equipoise set
up between the two which is mutually
beneficially, Most of the cities and
towns In the west have their own manufactures, while outside these towns
and cities one can find lhe mixed
farm raising stock and vegetables for
the industrial workers.
Watch Your Colts
For Coughs, Cold, ami Distemper, and at the first symptoms of any such ailment,   _lvo small doses of that  wonderful remedy, now the most used in existence
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writhlngs aud fretting of a child that
worms are troubling it, she can procure no better remedy than Miller's
Worm Powders, which are guaranteed
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this need cause no anxiety, because it
Is but a manifestation of their thorough work. No worms can long exist
where these Powders are used.
Bagpipes Cheered  Highlanders
A very Interesting account of recent lighting near La Bassee has
been furnished by a French officer
accompanying the  Allied  forces.
"At all costs it was necessary to
create a diversion in order to give
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"The general commanding the British forces claimed l'or his troops the
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we saw the Scotch advance from our
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It was in a small Southwestern
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"What's   that  piece  of  cord    tied
around your linger for?"
"ily wife put it there t > remind me
to post a letter."
"And did you post it?"
,  "No, she forgot to give it to me."
I understand you went through an
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Well���I had my alimony cut off���
If that's wnat yon mean,
"ood  Little  Girl
Lucile was a carefully brought up
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in- high glee from her first party.
"I was a good girl, mamma," sha
announced, "and I talked nice all
the  time."
"Dirt you remember to say something nice to Mrs. Applegate just
before leaving?" asked    her mother.
"Oh, yes, I did," responded Lucile. "I smiled at her and said, "I
enjoyed myself very much, Mrs. Applegate. 1 had lots more to cat thaa
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Nine passengers hurriedly searched
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Publication of Yellow Book throws some new Light on the Artful
Diplomacy of Germany which  has Resulted in  the
War of the Nations
Tlie French ministry of foreign affairs lias made public a Yellow Uook
bearing on the cause of the present
war. The French volume is much
more complete than the publications
of the nature given out up 10 the present time by other governments, Tho
French report has 216 pages and comprises no fewer than 100 documents.
It ls devoted primarily to a recital
of tho negotiations whicli followed the
delivery of llie Austriun note lo Servla (July 23, 1D14J, and which preceded the declaration Ol war by Germany
ou Russia (Aug. 1, 11114), and ou
Franco  (Aug. ;l, 11)14).   it is brought
to a close by the reproduction of iho
declaration of tho Trlplo Entente
powers, that Ureal Britain, ltussla
aud France would not conclude peaeu
Tho French diplomatic documents
ln this booll art divided In chapters
ln order to distinguish tho preliminaries from tho principal phases of the
European crisis. The first chapter Is
entitled "preface" (1018) and is du-
volod to tho remoter regions and the
causes of tho present conflict, An
extract of the Yellow Bo.ik given out
Officially in  Paris, reads us follows:
"It was first in the spring of IBIS
that wo noted this colossal aud expensive military effort which alone
can explain the desire to Impose the
Germanic superiority and hegemony
upon the powers of the Triple Entente. When Franco responded to
this menace by the drafting of the
law of three years service in the army
this measure of defence was denounced in official circle., in Berlin as a
'provocation which should not be
"April of 1913 a secret and official
German report defined 'the objective
and the means of national policy' as
"'Convince the people f the neocs-
Bity of an offensive war against
France; prepare uprisings in Riusta
and in North America; provide for, in
case of hostilities, the Immediate absorption of Belgium and Holland.
"These are tlie ideas extolled iu this
repcrt. Such is the programme that
shortly after we saw the Germans endeavor to put in operation. We declare
that Emperor William, who up to that
time had posed as a champion of
peace, admitted in the course of a
conversation with the Ing of the Belgians that he had finally come o
share tho Ideas of his military advisors. He had placed himself
among the partisans of a war which
he thought would not be long delayed
and the overpowering success of
which seemed to Lim certain.. Public
opinion in its turn permitted Itseif
to be won by the passions ol the military party, and came to consider the
affair of Agadir as a defeat for Germany. It regarded the existence, of a
strong France as a danger to Germany, and the breaking out of a European war was the only remedy for
all difficulties and all uncertainties.
"Thsse bellicose dispositions cpns'.i-
tuted a permanent danger for the
peace of Europe.
"From a perusal of the six other
chapters of the Yellow Book, whicli
are devoted to the diplomatic negotiations carried on in the month f
July, ls to be deducted and supported
by evidence the impressions that the
combination between Austria and
Germany had decided upon war and
that on four successive occasl :is thin
commission endeavored to precipitate
war by violent proceedings, the purpose of which was to prevent or insure the failure of all efforts at conciliation. The first of these proceedings was the Austrian ultimatum to
Servia (July 24), which was the origin
of this conflict, ln spite of the fact
that the Belgrade government offered
for the prosecution of the assassins of
the Austrian Archduko every facility
compatible with its dignity, the cabinet of Vienna summoned the government at Belgrade not only to disavow
all complicity with tho crime at Sarajevo, but furthermore to permit foreign functlonarits to seek the authors
of this crimo on Servian territory.
"Vienna gave Servia only tw'0 days
lo accept Integrally these Draconian
conditions. In spite of the fact that
M. Von Jagow, the German minister
ii foreign affairs, claimed to be in
ignorance of the contents of this note
(whicli was nevertheless known to the
president of the Bavarian council),
Germany immediately and without restriction united herself with her ally.
The German Ambassador came to the
Quay D'Orsay (French foreign ol'1'i..'e
lu Paris), and   endeavored to carry
through a proposal which he represented as being peaceful, but which
was In reality threatening, lie suggested thut the conllict should remain
localized, and that any Intervention
ou lhe part of a third power would
result. In incalculable rcsulte.' This
was tantamount to lotting it bo understood that Austria should have
every liberty to crush Servia and that
Germany would have recour.j to arms
lo prevent Russia from succoring Ber-
Confronted with this situation, the
first thought of the powers forming
the Triple Entente was to gain time
to examine tho conllict with greater
care, und if possible to render it less
acute. The powers therefore asked
thut \'leniui extend the period of delay
allowod Servla l'or her answer. Then
Austria became fearful that she would
be left without a pretext of war and
she endeavored to ward o_ this dun-
Were Taken
By Surprise
Tommies Out of Bounds Rounded up
Feasting Germans
(Related by a corporal ot the
West Riding Regiment, uow ln hospital at Glasgow).
I got mj wound ln a tight that you
will 'never hear of iu official despatches, because it was a little af-
fuir of our own, and most llkeiy
we'll be hauled over the coals l'or lt.
lt was what you might call a night
attack. We had some leisure In our
position along the Aisne, and there
was a littlo village near our lines
where wo used to go for a bit of a
One night coming back���there
were about ten of us -wo were surprised to Iind li. M iu a deserted
farmhouse, and were still moro surprised to find sounds of revelry coming out through the  window.
We peeped In and there wore Germans ull over the shop, drinking and
outing and smoking, und generally
trying to look as if they were having
a jolly old time.
"It was a dare-devil of an Irishman who suggested that wc ought to
glvo tlio Germans a littlo surprise,
and we wero all with him, Doing our
best to look fierce uud create an Impression that we liad at least a brigade behind us, us Hung open the
door without any ceremony. Our
first rush wus for the passage where
most of the Germans had stacked
tbelr rides, and from there we were
able to cover the largest party in any
one room.
They were so taken aback that
they mado very little resistance. The
only chap who showed any light at
all was a little fellow, who had good
reason to fear us, for he had escaped
the day before after being arrested
as a spy. He whipped out a revolver
and some of his chums drew swords,
but we  fired into them    and    they
ger   by another   expedient.   Sho de
clinedor avoided the request for an | threw up their hands, after tlie little
"    '"'   '''"' '   ' '    one   had    sent    a   revolver    bullet
extension and declared insufficient
the Servian answer, which was given
to her in good time and which admitted and accepted her principal demands. Austria thereupon ordered her
minister at Belgrade to leave the Servian capital (July 26) and diplomatic
relations with  Servia were  severed.
"With this development the situation became considerably aggravated.
The powers of the Triple Entente,
however, still endeavored to bring
about a settlemen- In the meantime M. Von Schoen, the German Ambassador in Paris, came to the Quay
D'Orsay and demanded that France
exert her influence on Russia in a
peaceful sense, but refused to exert
similar influence at Vienna. England
proposed to avoid a crisis hy submitting the Austro-Serh difficulty to the
official mediation of the four powers
whicli wee not directly interested
therein. France and Russia accepted
this proposal to internationalize the
question, but Germany refused under
the pretext that she could not thus
humiliate her ally, and proposed in
the place of this commo'i action the
opening of direct conversations between Vienna and St. Petersburg,
saying the latter wai ready to consent
to this arrangement. The conflict
seemed consequently at this time to
be progressing toward a settlement
when for the third time, Austria, by a
fresh provocation, killed the hopes
held by all the Entente powers ln the
direction of conciliation. She declared war on Servia (July 28) and began at the same time a partial mobilization against Russia on her frontiers (July 29),
The report then goes on to
show how England tried to avoid a
crisis, through mediation of the
Austro-Servian difficulty by the four
powers not dlrectli interested therein.
France and Russia accepted this proposal, but Germany refused. The
powers of the Triple Entente did not,
however, give up all hope and Sir
Edward Grey, Britirh Foreign Secretary, started a new project for four-
sided mediation, in which Russia joined at the demand of France. Germany
however, evaded this.
The French repcrt shows how the
Triple Entente in many other Instances, endeavored to avoid the con
flict, Germany balked every effort.
In conclusion the French report
says: "France, moved by a deep love
of peace, exhausted every means of
conciliation at her command. The successive violations of tho neutrality of
Luxemberg and of Belgium and the
invasion of her own territory were
necessary before sho decided to draw
the sword to defend her very life."
Allies must Depend on Russia in Large Measure to  Deliver tho
Weighty Attack that will Result in the Final Crushing
of the Power of Germany
I'pou lhe staying power and lighting osc war, but since then It has been
efficiency of Russia must depend in a : marvelous. With the lessons of that
large measure tho final outcome of the
present war. If Germany ls io be r.s
thoroughly defeated us the future
peace of the world requires, she will
have to bo badly beaten ou laud as
well as at sea. To give her the coup
*e grace -supposing, of course, she
does not submit to tlio desired terms
before that Is actually delivered���
tho land war mus
within lier borders
Britain cuu doubtless assist materially | past, they seem ns a people to have
In the operations on German soil I awakened to tho need of organized
which, whatever may happen In the j effort for tho attainment of a due
meanwhile, will, we all hope ami be-1 measure of material efficiency. The
lleve,.sooner or luter take place; but Imperial government, tho local auih-
to Russia wa must look for the weigh- orities, and private enterprise have
ty attack which will make them con- been working hard to open up and
elusive. Hence the strength of Rus-j husband the potential wealth of the
sin, and the extent to which Bhe seems | empire, and with remarkable results.
war hefoio them, and  with  the national energy stimulated by the adop-
tiou of a parliamentary constitution
and a larger measure of local self-
government, the Russians have rapidly Increased their output of goods of
ull Kinds, raised tho standard of their
industries, and above all, completely
re-orgunlzed tbelr army. Without los-
bo carried well I ing tlie Shiv idealism which underlay
France and Great I their superficial  barbarism   In  the
through my arm.
We fastened them up securely, collected all the smokes and grub they
had not touched, and marched theni
off to camp. There was a nice how
d'ye do when w> got back, for the
sound of firing so close by had alarmed the whole camp, and we were called to account for our behaviour.
I think they were inclined to let
us down lightly because of the prls
oners, particularly the spy chap, but
we had no business to be out of
bounds that night, and we'll probably
have some mark of official displeasure chalked up against us.
Even if we do, I won't worry, because we had value for our money,
though I don't say if I were in the
same position, and had lime to think
it over, I should be Inclined to commit the same offence against discipline.
Three Years of
Hard Fighting
High   French   Military  Authority  Expresses His Opinion on Matter
The Daily Mail states that a high
French military authority has given
private oppression to the following
views as to the probable duration ot
the war.
His estimate is based on the belief
that the Germans will commit uo
great tactical error.
He divided the war into six periods
���two past, one present, and three to
��� The first period was the advance
through Belgium into France.
The second period was the battle
of the Marne and the German retreat
to the Aisne.
The third period is that of the fighting on the Aisne, continuing and developing into the battle of Calais.
The fourth period will be a German
retreat and a battle on the Meuse.
The fifth period will be a further
retreat and a battle on the Rhine.
The sixth period will be the march
lo Berlin.
He assigns a period of five months
to the battle of the Meuse���the end of
| April, or the beginning of May, 1915.
The campaign on the Rhino should
j last nearly twice as long���that is to
; say until February, 1916.
The final march to Berlin and negotiations for peace should bring the
war to an end with the final withdrawal of tlie Allies' armies of occupation in 1917.
This estimate gives a total period of
rather less than hree years to the
war. It is presumed by the same high
military authority that the Russian
advance will occupy a similar period
and that only the steady combined
pressure of the Allies can bring matters to a conclusion within the period
suggested. He assumes that the German forces will withdraw steadily and
that there will be no sudden collapi...
of either front.
How the Indian
Soldier Fights
Caught    Between   Trenches,   Passed
Luxurious Night in Opposite
The Indian at the front ls the subject of a bulletin made public by tlu
Official Press Bureau. How the Gur-
Khas live and act in the trenches is
related, and the conclusion is reached
that the experience so far has been
rather tame to the men from the great
Indian empire. -
"Nothing sensational has happened
in the Indian lines," says the bulletin.
"There has been trenching, counter-
trenching and a good deal of hand to
hand fighting, but no Gurkha regiment
has penetrated behind the German
lines and blown up a powder magazine.
"Tlie Germans have ! ot attacked
the Indian trenches as desperately as
they have the other parts of tho line
an. have be.'ii repelled without difficulty. When the Germans have captured an Indian trench it has invariably been recaptured, usually at night
with the bayonet.
"Despite the cold weather the health
of the Indians is better than that of
the white soldiers who accompanied
them from Ind . While feeling the
hardships of tlie trenches acutely they
have not complained.
"Tlie officers cf the Indians are extraordinary well informed regarding
the war. The operator of a Taube
aeroplane threw down ver the
trenches many leaflets bearing the announcement by a German professor
that Sheik-ul-Islam had proclaimed a
holy war. All the leaflets fell Into the
hands of white soldiers who were puzzled hy them.
"Two Indians were creeping toward
a German trench on a scouting expedition one night when a searchlight
was thrown upon one of them.
"Ue was quick witted enough to
realize that no ordinary resource
would save his life. He immediately
aroso to his feet and advanced salaaming to tlie German trench. Its occupants ceased to lire, disconcerted.
"The Indian by signs Indicated that
he wanted to ;:i.l the British and as -
result spent a luxurious night in the
German lines. In the morning on
making signs that hi could bring other
Indians he was allowed to return to
his own side. He was promoted for
this exploit."
likely to be able to use It, are ques- j
tlons of great moment. Of her latent
might there is no doubt. Her nearly
nine million squure miles of territory
contain almost inexhaustible natural
resources. Her population of say,
170,000,000, increasing annually at a
rate of at least 3,000,000, is an enormous reservoir of potential soldiers.
Exclusive of her soldier caste* of Cossacks, born to the saddle and the
sword, which furnishes her with a
unique body of about 200,000 cavalrymen, she has upwards of one million
young men coming every year to military ago. In the matter of food supplies and of raw material for the necessaries of life and warfare she is
more self-containeil than ony other
great power.
By agriculture and grazing Russia
not only feeds her own vast population
but produces quantities of grain und
butter for export. Her seas and rivers
are plentifully stocked with edible lish
largely in excess of   home   requirements and she has abundance of fuel
���timber forests  covering  nearly  I,-
800,000,000 acres, considerable beds of
coal and exceptionally  rich oilfields.
Her mineral wealth is far beyond her
own needs, including iron���much of it
in close proximity    to   coal���copper,
lead, platinum, and gold.   Greal tracts
of the  country enjoy a climate    at
least as good as Canada,   while not
a little of it is comparable to Southern
Europe in fertility and weather conditions.   It is tho greatest of mistakes
to regard Russia as a bleak, barren,
Icebound land.   Only a comparatively
"small part of the czar's wide domains
can justly be so described. That the
people as a whole have lagged behind
the most progressive nations of Europe in the development of their almost inexhaustible resources is true,
but they are both economically and
from the military point of view much
better prepared than is ofton thought
for the strain of a great war. Of recent years Russia has made tremendous forward strides. Her financial and
Industrial advance was beginning to
be very marked even before the Japan-
Last year's budget   was the fourth
without a deficit,   although   immense
sums huve been spent upon the army,
the navy, education, the instruction of
peasants in husbandry, railways and
other public works and improvements.
In live years tlie growth of revenue
(irrespective of new taxation,   which
amounts to only about $35,000,000 for
the period) has totalled no less than
$305,000,000.   This Is proof positive of
prosperity.    With  better methods of
cultivation   learnt largely irom local
government instructors, the peasant*
arc getting far moie out of their holdings.   In technical quality, as well as
in actual quantity, Russian manufacturers have showu notable progress.
Since    1900 the number of workmen
employed lu mills and factories has la-
creased by about three-quarters of a
million, and tho output by about 40
per cer.t.   Tills   growth has beeu par-
tloularly noticeable    in    th; irou and
steel industries, which are so important for war purposes.    The figh'.taj
forces of Russia have at any rate the
assurance  of  having  behind  tkem  a
financially Bound nation, fully capable
of providing for its needs while sending millions of able bodied mon into
the field.    In the army progress haa
been even more pronounced than la
the country at large.   Mobilisation __>
i '.ngeineuts,  conditions    of    service,
equipment, methods of training, and
above, all, the system of selecting and
educating officers, have all been thoroughly  revised  since   tho    Japanese
war, and in the light of .hat great:
struggle,    By a sc.ieme ot pension*
for the widows and dependents of all
who fall on active service, the reservists  of all classes  have  been  freed
frqin  Uie  fears   which    led  so  very
many   during that war to evade ths
call to the colors altogether, or to be
spiritless and discontented when embodied.    Special  attention  has  been
paid to aviation and new rifles and
guns havo been in  use since    1910.
Army and nation feel confident in a
now strength and there is every reason to believe that they can and will
endure to the end.���.Melbourne Argus.
Brave Aviator
Defies Death
up again and passed through the
same ordeal. This tinie, however, he
was giving the range to the French
artilerymen, whj had brought up
their powerful three inch guns and
posted them advantageously. The
Searched Out Position of Hidden Ger-! Germans were literally shelled   with
explosive shells and shrapnel,    until
"Yes," said the world traveller,
"the Chinese make it an invariable
rule to settle all their debts on New
Year's .Jay."
"So I understand," said the American host, "but then the Chinese don't
have a Christmas the week before."
Change Post Office Names
That Canada does not intend to retain any examples oi German nomenclature which she can readily abolish
is shown by an announced change in
the name of a post office known as
"Volgts Camp, B.C." to "Copper
Mountain." 'ihs name "Little Metis,"
Que., has beeu changed to "Metis
man  Battery and  Directs the
Shell  Fire
"I had been iu Soissous," writes a
correspondent from the front, "when
the allies and the Germans were battling for possession of tlie city. It is
now held by the French, but the Germans have mounted their artillery on
the ridge to the northward of the city,
and for eight days now they have
maintained their positions. They alternately shell the French positions
and the city itself.
"It was my privilege to witness a
duel in the air between a French
aviator in a biplane and German artillery posted on the ridge commanding the city. A more inspiring situation has rarely been seen by mortal
eyes. The aeroplane carried an officer
to locate the position of the German
guns, which it was desired to silence.
I was able to follow his every move-
men through a pair of powerful field
"As I watched the air craft swing
and turn through the small clouds, I
saw the aviator was literally playing
hide and seek with death    The shels
they were finally compelled to slacken
their fire, although they did not abandon their position.''
were burs'.ing near him, but ho was
always on the alert. The biplane
would suddenly surge almost directly
upward, t. en describe a giant spiral,
then drop far down, but would always
turn in the nick of time to spoil the
range of the German artillerymen,
who were serving their guns with remarkable precision.
The shells were constantly bursting all about the pll ne and it was only
by tlie exercise of all his skill that th2
pilot was able to keep his machine
unscathed. He was far across the
German lines and discovered that the
German nrtilery was posted In a
rock quarry in what was practical!..'
an impregnable position, with the
guns masked nnd mounted so thoy
commanded the entire British-French
positions. The camp was provisioned
for a long siege, and beca .pe of the
nature of the ground, both in front
and behind lt, can enly be taken by a
tremendous sacrifice.
"However, tho aviator, after reporting to the commanding officer, went
Cut Off His Own Leg
Describing the action in which he
lost a log, a sergeant ot the Rifle
Brigade says:
"1 was just getting up and turn-
ig round to ta.:e my platoon to the
left, when smack! went my leg���
and didn't I jump!
It did not blow my leg clean off; it
was hanging    by    a    thick piece of
j flesh, sinews and skin, so I hopped a
| few yards down the hill under cover,
' sst behind some straw, and cut my
i leg off with a pen knife.
j    Tho shells were still flying round,
1 and  one came  pretty  close  to  me.
I 1 thought my time had come.   I lay
there for over an hour until I  wai
carried  to  safety  by  a  sergeant of
I artillery, and I came across Bonie of
j my men, who carried me to a cava
] and put nie on a stretcher.
1 might mention 1 had a piece of
string round my leg to stop.it from
bleeding, which saved my life. I
was not sorry when I arrived here
and saw the nice white sheets. It
was like coming out of hell into
Manitoba's New Territory
Under authority of an order in coiin
cil recently passed that portion of tha
old Dawson Trail extending from the
east boundary of lot 94, parish of Lor-
ctte, to the east boundary of township
8 range 8 east of the principal meridian, has ben transferred from the
control of the Dominion to the Manitoba government:
Austrian Adjutant���Our equipment
is no good.
General���So much the better! When
the Russians get it thoy can't use It
��� Waiter���What  will    it    be,    sir.
Sauerkraut or pate de fole gras?
Guest���Ham and ens,  I'm neut__, THE COURTENAY REVIEW
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General Blacksmiths
Telephone M92
Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Iin-
gines and lumping Outfits
Horseshoeing  and   Boat   Irons
a Specialty
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Buggies and Express Wagons
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Dealer in
Hay, Flour, Feed and Grain
Empty Sacks For Sale
Phone Y91 and your order will be filled at once
The Advance Agent of
Comfort and
For a limited time
Business or Residence Telephones
will be installed upon payment of
$5 Rental in advance
For Particulars
W. D. Denholm, Mgr.
B. C.  Telephone Co., Limited
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Best Liberal Meeting
Held In Courtenay
The   Annual   Meeting  of   the
Courtenay Liberal Association last
| night waa the largest ever held by
the   Association,   some   40   beiug
The meeting was called to order
by President J. W. McKenzie, who
in his address stated that all the
signs poiuted to an early election,
and it behooved the Liberals to be
The secretary read a communication from E. H. Robinson of Alert
Bay stating that an Association had
been formed at that place with
himself as Secretaiy, This is the
first Associatiou to be formed north
of Campbell River.
P P. Harrison wrote from tlie
Cumberland Association asking
that this Associatiou send delegates
to Cumberland shortly to select a
candidate for the next election. It
was decided to wait until the redistribution bill was bioiight down
before taking action.
A communication from Liberal
Headquarters regretted that speakers could not be sent just now, but
that some would be sent out shortly
and that Courtenay would uot be
The Treasurers report showed
a balauce of $15.40 on hand.
The election of officers resulted
as follows: Hon President, Sir
Wilfred Laurier; Hon. Vice Presidents, II. C. Brewster, Jos. McPhee
and J, VV. McKenzie, Sr, 1 'tesidei t
J. \V, Watehorn; Vice President,
W. Urquhart; Secretary, Leo Anderton; Treasurer, Alex. McNeill;
Executive, Chas. Ashenfelter, J.
W. McKenzie Jr., R, Carter, R
England,, W. Swan, Jas. Aston, A.
Beverage, Jas. Parkin, Wallace
McPhee, Merle Halliday. Organiser, Horace McPhee.
After tlie election of   officers   Horace
McPhee addressed the meeting,  taking I
as bis theme tlie apparent deficit in  last
year's business of tlie Govt, stating that 1
ill tbe ten years  McBride had been in j
power tbe country liad suffered, and tbat I
in a few years v/ould be hopelessly-bankrupt.    He appealed to all to get  ill   and
help turn them out,   Don't wait to be
5000 Chinamen came iuto tbe country
last year. It this continue there will
be no room for the whites. The revenue
(ell off nearly two million dollars last
year, and would likely tall off more each
year. He hoped the Liberals would be
put in to straighten these 111 liters out.
Mr. Thompson of Cumberland, in the
course of remarks said they were well
organized in Cumberland, and that a
Liberal was sure to be returned in this
Mr, Mundeil said now wis tbe time
for the Liberals to step in anil win,
Mr. Jos, McPhee said there was plenty
to talk about, but he didi't conic to
make a speech. He couldn't see where
the McBride Government c add get tile
money to run things for th.' next four
years. Bowser shouted "A white II. C, "
but he seemed afi.lid to shut lhe Asiatic
out, for fear Ihey go bankrupt, said we
had a four man government, Bowser.
McBride, and two good Socialists. The
Govt, was too strong. If we couldn't
win, should give a good strong opposition.
Mr. Halliday said the election the
other day sickened him of those who
voted for Chinamen.
J. VV, McKenzie Sr. said they could rlo
nothing now, but llie liberal party was
getting the machine oiled up. nnd it
would help some.
Mr. McLennan of Cumberland thought
it was time lor a change. The country
was dead, white men were walking
around, while Asiatics were working
P, li. Anderton said that the Associate 1 had nearly doubled in membership
the last year. Ile said it would not be
tlie Liberal who would defeat Sir Richard, but lhe Ct 11 lervatlves who he had
fooled. lie said money liad been wasted
by Commissioners' salaries etc., and tbe
govt, had not acted on their reco limend-
Mr; Biggs said he was going to be ;
driven out of Cumberland by the Japs. |
and Chinese. ,
W, Urquhart urged the same agitation!
as hail taken place ill California against I
Mr. Dennisou said he was a recent
convert to Liberalism, I
Mr. John Johtlton said he didn't know
anything about  politics,   he   read   the I
Colonist and World newspapers, and bis j
sympathies   were   with   anything   that 1
would turn out lhe present Government. '
Mr. Mc I'liee said the Liberals had just '
as Hood men as the Tories, but they bad
no money and could do nothing without
Mr, Hames said that when the lime
came he would be prepared to do ilis
share to put the McBride Govt. out.
Several other gentlemen present made
suitable remarks.
Good Morning!
We Are Introducing
American Silk
American ('ishmere
American Cotton-Lisle
Thiy have stood tbe test. Give
real foot comfo-t. No seams to
rip, Never come loose or baggy
The shape is knit���not pressed in.
OUARANTEHD for fineness
style, superiority of materia and
workma    ip.    Abi.at.y  stttri.
less.    W    wear 6 months without
hoes, or ' w ones free
to every oue sending $1.00 in currency or posts note, to cover advertising and shipping charges, wc
will send post-paid, with written
guarantee, backed by a live milfoil dollar company, either
3  Pain of our  75c valac
American Silk Hosiery,
er      4  Pain ol oar  SOc vaiue
American Cashmere Hosiery,
er      4  Pain  ol our  SOc value
American Cotton-Lisle Hose,
or     6 Pairs ol Cbildren'a Hosiery
(rive the c 1 ir, si/.e, au I whether
Ladies' or Gents' ho.si _TV is desired
DON'T I)I.LAV-OITer  expires
W'lU'll    l   1)1 i.-    I 1 y, 1        I ;u;/ l)
seeeted. -��*      1
The International Hosiery Co.
I'. 0. Box 244
Every 25 cents spent in my
store   entitles   purchaser  to
one chance on a
Gurney Coal Stove
Swan's Old Stand, Courtenay
Railway Board Heard
On Cumberland Request
Ottawa, Jan. _r.���The railway
board has given judgment 011 the
application of the Hoard of Trade
of Cumberland, B. C, for interchange tracks between the lines of
the Canadian Collieries Limited,
and the E. & N. Railway Company at Royston. Assistant Chairman D'ArcyJScott, who writes thi
judgment, says in part: i
"I think it in the public interest!
that there should be suitable facili-
ties established near the crossings ���
of these railways for   transfer of 1
goods, baggage, express and freight
The Canadian  Colliery Company' i
Limited is not under  the jurisdic- j
tion of this board, and we have  no
powet to order it to pay  a  portion
of the cost of the work to be done,
and I believe that if tlie connection
were put in it would   prove  to  lie
beneficial to the  Collieries'   line."
The third annual meeting of the
Little River Poultry Association
was held at Lazo, Jan. 16th, 1915.
Officers elected:
President, W. J. Miller.
Vice-President, P, W. Ryan.
.Secretary-Treasurer, Bertrand
Executive Committee, T, F.
Hudson, W. Gray. C. A. Paterson,
Edmund Wlieian.
Secretary's report in part as follows:
From Jan. 1 to Aug. 31 total
value of main handled amounted
to $8569; from July 1 to Dec. 31,
value of eggs marketed $1133,
Average price for eggs received
by members, 35 1-2 cents for the
six inoiit .s.
Membership for 1914 was 74
In North and South, in East
and West,
Aston's Handmade Shoes will
stan 1 the Test.
J.   E-  ASTON
Willard's Harness Emporium
Fine Showing of  Horse  Blankets,    .ap
Rugs, Gloves, Trunks, Suit Cases, lite.
Harness Repaired Neatly
Cumberland and Courtenay
Comox, 11. C.
Beat Meals North of Naniamo
Choicest Liquors aud Cigars
C.  A.  Martin,   Prop.
Comox, B. C.
First-class   Accommodation.    Best
Quality Wines Liquors aud Cigars
R.   McCuish, Prop.
The Courtenay Hotel
Every Convenience for Guests
The Central Hotel for Sportsmen
None but the BEST WINES an
LIQUORS at the Bar
17 Passenger Cole Car
Terms strictly cash
Palace Livery & Feed Stables
Coal oil :..5c per gallon or $1 per
tin at McKean's. Bring your own
For Sale���Good Horse, driving,
saddle or general purpose. Will
exchange for pigs, fowls or cow.
Apply, box 27, Review Office       7
Cumberland Hotel
Good Accomodation      Cusiue Excelle t
Wm. Merryfield
& Hand
Gasoline Engines Repaired & Overhauled
1   III.
begs to announce that he lias
repurchased his old barber
business from Air. Smith and
will be pleased to meet all bis
old customers at the old stand
Next to the   Opera   House,
has a fine new stock of
Fancy Dry Goods
Try an Ad. in The Review
The kind you ought to use and
when you ought to have it, that is
when you really need it. We have
contracted the habit of satisfying our
customers. Our work as a business
getter is of   the   highest   quality.
The   Comox  Barber   Shop
Oldest Shop in Courteuay,
Nothing   But   First   Class   Work
Guaranteed.    Baths iu connection
C. E.  DALRYMPUJ,  Prop.
Try an Ad. in The Review
Sutton & Kirkwood
Undertakers and
Night or Day Calls Promptly
J   Phone 27 Courtenay


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