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VOL.  3
COURTENAY.  B. C.   THUriSDAY   MARCH 13. 1915
NO. 16
Auction Sale
Agricultural Grounds, Courtenay
Saturday, March 27th,  1915
Sale at 1 p. m. sharp
Valuable Dairy Cattle, Young Stock
and Horses, Superior Household
Furniture and other effects
Young  Pigs,  Poultry, Etc.
Auctioneers Phone 10 Courtenay
You Will Have
a Fit
The fit is satisfactory when we
make the clothes.    In building
something besides inches is considered. We study each customer and by that means are able to
make clothing to measure that
has correct set and individualty.
for Spring and Summer are ready
Pleased to have you look at the
new patterns; hundreds to choose from
Telephone 34   Next Royal Bank
Where  everybody  goes  for  choice
Candies, Cigars, Tobacco, Fruit,
Vegetables, Groceries, >Etc.
Phone 40
$6.00 Per Ton
Delivered in Courtenay
All-Orders Will Recieve Prompt Attention
Phone 43 Courtenay
i Local Lines
Mr. Hawkins, of Alert Bay, was
a visitor in town fur tlie  past  lew
The Courtenay Night School intend holding a dance on the even-
in; of the 26th of March.
Mr, J, Aston, the popular Main
Street shoeinau, spent the \\_ik
; end at Vancouver, returning i n
Sunday's bout,
I    The   Liberal   committee   rooms
I have been established in the store
next door to the Keview  office iu
the Perez   block.    We   trust   our
new neighbors will be good,
j Aid. McK-n_ie is away up north
I this week helping Hugh Stewart
Jin his election campaign. They
j went up by a launch from Comox,
which carried a mixed cargo.
There will be a meeting of the
Central Conservative Kxecutiv. at
Coinox on Saturday night followed
bv a public meeting at which Mr.
Mar sou, the Conservative candidate will be present, and deliver an
To the inhabitants of Coinox
and district phone 48 for prou pt
delivery of first class neat at
lowest possible prices. All orders
promptly attended to. Cooke &
Matthewsou, next to Brown's Kur-
| niiiire Store,
Basket ball seems to Ve a nice
little parlor gains. As a result of
practicing since the inception o'
the club. W.iliace Piercy was laid
i.p for a loitnisjlit with the muscles
torn eff his hip. Gordon Thompson
lias had liis left arm out of business
for two week��, and Stanley Piercy
wore a highly coloured 6ptic fpr a
A few good seed potatoes foi
sale, Carmen variety; Apply, R.
Carter & Sou.
Coal oil '.15c per gallon or $1 per
tin at McKean's. Bring your o vn
Wanted���good driver, free froi
vice and not afraid of motors.   Ap
ply Box 25 Review office-
Good dry wood���14, 16, 18, ami
24. in., $250 per load.    Cordwood
$2 ptrcord, cash.   A, D. Cudmore
Farm  to rent���About  35  Hereunder cult'vation.   Apply to Joh
__ar.sd-.-n,   Maple   Farm,  Cumber
For Sale���One 504 egg Petulumn
Incubator, first class condition
Price $25 cash. Apply R. Car-
For Sale���A few good cow , r.
cords and  tests given, also Tub.i
culosis tested.     Apply, R. Carte:
& Son, Ui ion Bay road.
To Let���Small   chicken   ranch
,-la. e  to   town.    Good   Luilclii g
Low rent to good tenant.    Apph
Box 8, Review Office.
Winning While Wyandotte.,
My pen of 6 birds that won the
last contest averaged 221 eggs each
iu 12 months. For Price li.. it
hatching eggs, etc. write E. I.
Read- Duncan.
Lost���Between Courtenay nnd
Cumberland, an Emphatic Di ig
blott New Testament, name insidi
cover, E. W. Hogarth. New Westminster Will finder please communicate with E, W. Hogarth,
I have again improved my flock
ot Rhoi'e Island Reds by the introduction of new blood, Excellent
winter la\ers, well adapted to this
climate. Price of eggs per setting
reduced to $ 1, per setting of 13.
$6 per ioo." Cash with order.
Bruce Towler, one mile south of
Courtenay.    P, O. Box.
Employers living anywhere in
Comox District lequiring hired help
and all 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
r quested- to deduct 5 per cent out
I of thf first week's wages and pay
sain- to the officer iu charge of the
mine practii il joker who n ������ -.
typewriter is   .. ing   to   gel
trouble If Mr.   John ion   1 .     .
him,    Yestenl.iy morning a nuui
ber of offensive notices were found (
posted in vane us parts (,f the city
to which Mr  Tohnsiau's name _.i
attached without his kuowledge 0:
There was an excellent rally of
the Liberals of the district at the
nominating convention held last
Friday uigbt. Upwards of a hundred were present, and listened with
interest to the different speakers,
Lunch was served and au all rbuiid
good time spent. The real business
however centred in selecting n
candidate, and Mr. Hugh Stewart,
of Comox was the choice of the
convention, the vote standing 26
for Mr. P. Harrison, aud 56 for
Mr. Stewart.
The regular meeting of the Comox Women's Iustfuue was held
on Wednesday. Mirch 10th. at
Sandwiek. A large number nf
ladies were pres-nt. Mrs. W. H.
Smith gave a very interesting and
instructive talk on Spring Gardening, enjoyed by all present, The
articles given below were received
and sent to the Old Country as a
gift to Queen Mary to be distributed among the Belgians. 6 child
ren's petticoats. 1 set of childr. i's
undeigarments, 1 bay's shire, >
jiil. vests. 4 girli tlres_s, 4 night
Ire-ses, t mill's shirt, 2 pairs
stockings. Tea was served by M r i.
Adey and Mrs. Hogg.
��� Imvo Iho _llo��-ln_ Oil! in Btook ii
���   rrol  1.-I    it ir pint���
HiVUUlS I.  li an. Haavy
. VVKHtiY. ..!.,"i Mil __��v
"��� >LAIU__... .Light anil Heavy
lin_ 1 ���...., Light aod Haavv
MOTOR OIL. DA.lv.���'
'iASKXiiiS'K 1 i>16W��ST_AM
.ytliing tor the '!,��� i__ne a-*i A  tu
.   Card of Thanks
The women of the Union and
Comox Ho.-.pital Auxiliary wish to
thank all those who in any way
helped to make the hospital dance
a success, and especially those from
the neighboring districts. Proceeds
of dance .129 50.
Mary MacNaughton.
Presbyterian Church
St- An lrews'  Saudwick
Service 2 p.m.     Sunday  School
and Bible Class _ p. in.
Sunday  School and   Bible Class
10:30 a. 111.   Service 11:30.   leveling service 7:30 p. m- AU welcome
The Ladies' Aid Society held
their regular monthly meeting in
the church on Friday afternoon, 19
ladies being present. A lot of business was put through, cJiiiaittees
formed, and the work for the summer planned. Since the last ir.eet--
iug, Mrs. Men/.ies and Mrs Wood
have each entertained a iium: >er ot
the ladies at a social tea which wns
greatly enjoyed bv those attending
as well as contributing to the fun Is
of tha society. Final arrangements
were also made for the Irish con .
cert, to be hei I in the Opera House
on March 17,
Comox Creamery
50c per lb. this week
Public   Auction   Sale
Tuesday next, March 23, 1915
Hardy & Biscoe have received instructions from
Mrs. Kepner to sell the whole of her stock of Fancy
and Dry Goods wh'c _ will be offered in  suitable
lots.    Also the counter, fixtures, etc.
Goods on view on Monday the 22nd from 10 to 4
For particulars see the auctioneers
Telephone 10 Courlenay
Now Is the Time
to purchase  Tires
for Your Car
We supply   Goodyear  Tires   for
Ford  Cars
AU Weather Tread
Plain   -   -   -    -
���   $18.40
���    $15.50
All repair work guaianteed to be 0. ...
A full line of accessories in stock
Courtenay Garage - Phone 33 THE   REVIEW,   COURTNEY,   B. C.
By L. T. Meade
Ward,  Lock  &  Co.,  Limited
London, Melbourne and Toronto
"Because tbo news is lnul. I.Uton,
nml 1 will tell you us iiniiili as I can
r.s much us I rtare. Him wns lost, ihcu
sim was round, und my dear uncle,
Horace Sunningley, took lei Btraighl
lo his house, and she was more tban
happy there, it was R picture to see
those two together; sh>' wus his liule
daughter, she was the gunihtne of his
lite Then l came nlong. Mnrgol ;i
la im secret in yon, Is ii. whnl Barbara
unil I are to each other??"
"Ot course,  I   know, llalph."    She
paused for a moment ns though Bome-j
thin.; hurt her, then she held oul her
hand, which lie mok. t
"Siie is worth  lhe love o.' llie besl
iium on earth���she is the must darling
girl thut ever lived," suid Margot,
Tears rose, to her eyes; she dashed
theni nway, "Hut whal Is the trouble
now, Ralph?" she continued. "Barbara
is found, ynu und she have met and
ure happy; why du you look as you ile,
why do you speak uf   nf trouble?"
"Because, Margot���ob, I enn scarcely bear to niter (he words! Ii I tlo Barbara has been lost again, We found
that, she was followed In the street by
u disreputable looking woman; steps
were taken that she was never lo go
out alone. But you know she hud u
vein of obstinacy in her. A meBsage
was brought to lier early one morning,
alter Uncle Horace had left for his
office, begging of her to go al onco to
un old lady she used to read to, and
who was very 111. Of course the whole
thing wns u ruse. llai'hara slerted off
at once, simply telling the servant that
Bhe would be back by ten o'clock. She
never returned. We have twenty of
the cleverest detectives in Loudon
searching for her, but cannot get one
trace. What is to be done? Our suspicion Is that the showily-dressed woman kidnapped her; but although we
are offering enormous rewards, running into hundreds of pounds, not the
faintest clue have we got to my llllle
girl's whereabouts up to lhe present."
"And how long ag^ is this?" asked
"Xearly a fortnight ngo. Oli, you
cannot imagine whal may not have
happened ln a fortnight! Thunk ciod,
you don't know. But 1 know, and 1
tell you, Margot, it's like hell lire."
Just for a minute brave Italpli Osborne covered liis face with his hand;
Margot noticed bow his In-own hand
shook; then lie drew himself up, recovered Ids self possession, and spoke in
an ordinary voice
"Did you ever hear that Mr. t'liance
had a wife?"
"I knew tnat be was n widower,"
said .Margot. "Father has often spoke
about that. Of course l could not remember. When Barbara was a baby,
or 1 ittIe more, she was sent Willi her
nurse to stay with Dean Chance at tlie
Deanery al Kxham; Immediately afterwards Mr. Chance look his wife nway,
leaving a locum lenens in liis place.
He came back at the end of eighteen
months, terribly changed and broken,
looking quite like an old man. He said
that liis wife had died in Naples a:id
was burled there. Father said he
never saw a man so altered. Of course
father knew Mrs. Chance���she was a
strikingly handsome, vivacious, sociely
woman; but I never could gel, father
to talk much about her���I don't think
he really liked her. Perhaps 1 am
wrong, but. that was my impression.
However, lie that as it may, Mr,
Chance was certainly a widower, Why,
Ralph, surely I am right'.' *
"Alas, no, Margot! I cannot nnd
dare not tell you much, but it ean
do no harm to say what is an open
secret. J.ittic Barbara discovered, on
tho evening before she left Worthing-
on-lhe-Hill, many letters written to her
father and copies of letters which he
wrote ln reply, l dare noi tell you
more.- Tbey revealed the fact that
tho girl's mother has bren alive all
these years; and it is this dreadful,
awful woman who has found little
Barbara and taken her away. Oli. Margot, I think my verv heart is broken!"
"This is too dreadful," said Margot.
"Listen, that is dad's step. I will bring
hlui to you, Ralph; he knows more
than 1 do."
"Margot Hew Into the hall, and told
lur father that Ralph Osborne nad
arrived ami wished to sec him at once.
' i won'l go with you, darling," she
uaid; "Ralph, I am sure, would rather
Bpeak to you i|uite alone. Me lias a
very sad story to tell.'
"What?" siiid the squire, "anything
to do with Barbara Chance?"
"Ye3, you know Ihey bave always
loved each other?"
"I guessed it, my girl, I guessed it."
The squire favored his daughter with a
lix'd stare, thru he drew her close to
him and kissed her. "She could not
' do belter," he said, "he is the best of
"Co to hlni, darling, now, and coni-
fo-.-t him if you can, and if you have
any ii"ws that you can give him, well,
yen will give it."
"News? 1 have news? What about,
my child?"
"Oil, he will tell you; go, darling."
Margot almost pushed the aristocratic
old gentleman into the room where
she and Osborne had been talking, He
went up to Ralph and wrung bis band.
"Well, my boy, welcome home, welcome home! It's good for sail- e'en to
look    at you again���and what news
n  alive  all
embargo on
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have you for US stay _.! homes from the
outside world.'"
"Has Margoi bean telling you, sir?"
"She says you a:;- iu trouble aboul
Barbara Chance���God knows we have
belli iu trouble enough. Her poor old
nurse  very   nearly  weni   crazy.   What
can have happened to the child'.'"
"Sir, I will iill yon ns mucu as it is
.-i__111    ior you. to know; for nothing
lhai can help us to recover Barbara
should in- hidden from the friends who
love lier."
Osborne then, in a few eager, pungent words, told Fenwlck ihu story
aboul lhe Mack box and lhe letters it
contained, simply leaving out the account of iiie eiuiteiiis of the terrible
letter which wns hidden in tlie Hill.
shallow drawer nt ihe bottom uf the
"Mrs. chance    has
Ihese years,"  ho snid
"imi lier husband put
her ever visiting England; Ihls embargo   he   was   under   llle   impression
bhe kept, ami lu consequence he sun-
plied In r, mil of his slender Income,
wiih one hundred pounds n year, adding a thirty pounds a year which was
lier own property, This money was
addressed |o ner under a feigned name
and sent quarterly to ihe General Post
Office in London; llial she regularly
received   il  there  was no doubt,  hut
how was not known. Her father's directions to Barbara were that she was
lo continue paying llle money to ber j
mother during thai mother's lifetime,
but she was ou no account whatsoever |
lo see or speak to her or have anything ,
whatever lo do with lier.    lie assured j
lhe poor child lhat if she gave up the I
money the woman would let lier alone, j
That wus why Barbara ran away in u|
hurry.    She 'was shocked,    horrified,
stunned,   She put the black box into
the hands of tlie lawyers--poor little]
bravo darling! and then simply vanished, how  was not known.  Where   she
lived, how she was helped, and  how
found again, before she was finally kid-
napped by thai awful woman, belongs]
to another story. Hut now, Bqulre,  I j
want to ask ynu a question. You remember, Mrs. Chance?���what sort of]
a woman was she?"
Fenwlck, who was standing witli his
back to the lire, enine forward at lliose
"You ask a straight question, Osborne, and you want a straight answer.
I always had llie deepest respect, for
my old chum and college friend, Humphrey Chance, but what, possessed him
to marry the woman be did is more
than f can say. Oh, yes, by birth She
was a lady���1 don't doubt her birth
in the very least���but tlie woman herself!���Osborne, it's a fearful story.
Sbe had a disease, it was not safe to
have her in the house���lhe woman was
a born kleptomaniac. Her poor,
wretched hubsaiid, when he discovered
Hint she went on us site did, took her
from lhe place, and I must honestly
say that our relief was universal wheu
we beard that she had died of malarial
fever at Naples. Now you say she lias
been alive all these years! You can't
mean to tell me that my friend���tlie
best fellow on earth���-would pose as a
widower while his wife was alive!"
"Sir, il. was her wish, and il seemed
to poor Mr. Chalice ihe best tiling to
do. She was I lien in an Italian prison
with a long sentence to undergo."
"Well, well!" said Fenwlck���"poor
Chance, no wonder he looked troubled!
Vou see, Osborne, llie woman's mania
did not greatly matter to us, because
tlie Hector used invariably io search
lier pockets and bring back tlie things
next, day. But lie could not always
be sharp enough for her, and Mrs.
Charlton lost her valuable diamond
engagement ring. Of course she knew
who had taken if, but would not allow
the matter to bo spoken of. I assure
you the news of that woman's death
was the greatest relief to us all���but
now you say she didn't die?"
"No, squire���and wbat is more, she
bas kidnapped Barbara, There are
twenty police after the woman, but not
a trace ean be found of her, and liar-
bara is lost and has been in her unscrupulous bands for nearly a fortnight."
"Oh, my dear chap, this s too fearful!    Whatever do you mean to do?"
"Well, "sir, it's like this. The police
may go on doing their feeble best, but
I'm going just lo try, Mr. Fenwlck, if
love, honest love, cannot beat them at
this game. I was going to ask you,
sir, if the present Rector would allow
me to see the library where litlle Barbara found the black box. 1 have a
great and pressing desire to see the
place where she discovered It. Immediately afterwards I must return to
"Of course, Gordon will give you any
assistance in his power," said Fenwlck,
"we will go along to him at once. Hat
you will |iut up with us for the night,
won't you, Ralph, now that you have
"No, sir, I wish I could, but I must
get back to London by the very next
"Well, my boy, you have undertaken
a wild goose chase, and I pity you from
my heart."
The two men went to the Rectory.
Cordon, tbo new Rector, received
them with much politeness, and Fenwlck explained Osborne's position and
what he wished to do. Gordon, of
course, was perfectly willing that Osborne should visit the library; be
asked to go there alone, and was
shown into the old room where he had
spent so many happy hours. He soon
discovered, to his satisfaction, that the
old bureau was still in its place. It
stood against tho wall, facing that vacant space between the windows. The
present Rector must evidently have
bought it when he came to the place.
Was it possible, was it likely?���Ralph
felt his heart beat almost to suffocation. He was gazing at the little drawer, tbe shallow drawer, out of which
Barbara had taken the brass key. He
pulled it. It was unlocked, and gave
way at his touch, and there inside lay
tbe little key. Its obsolete pattern and
j its  peculiar  formation    would   have
aroused his Interest, if he had not a. Li,
ready known bow anion it meant. The {
key was made with a Blngle ward, and i
was therefore very old in construe- i
lion: ii round tin- handle run lhe motto I
of Hie Order of lhe luirlir: "llonl soil .
qui mul y penso,"
Bui a greater wonder came ovi r the
young man;  for ibe paper which Iind i
given  Barbara tlie clue lo the whole
mystery  was still lying undisturbed j
uu'er thu key.    ile Interrupted with]
sonic difldilly the faded writing.        '
"The liltb rose from llie dado, facing
the bureau, lu wllhoul a centre,    Put
the  bras.:  key  Into  the  vncn.it  spot,
thus supply the centre  and  turn  ibe|
In n moment he hmi Inke.i Ihe key |
and  was examining  lhe  roses  which   ed lor tlie informed the pattern of the papor that]of the Nattir
covered the walls, Ile soon discovered (
the llower without a centre, and hold-
ing the key carefully, applied it lo Iho
middle of lhe white patch, where the ]
rose ought to have worn its deepest
Immediately a piece of thin paper j
was torn apart, and behind was Unlock, whicli the queerly shaped brass
key fitted, llu turned Hm key and
looked Into au empty clipboard! But,
no! Merlcful Cod! if was not quite
empty,   Where were Barbara's eyes?
In the farthest corner was another
packet, of letters, other than lliose.
which Barbara had taken away In the
black box. Ralph's excitement was so
strong that lie could scarcely contain
of Farm Lands;
Comprehensive   Movement   Launched
In Alberta to Stimulate Interest
in Agricultural Advantages
I     Whal promises to be llie biggest   md
most   comprehensive     movement   foi-
developmeiit of the farm hinds of
Western Canada, wiih started at Edmonton on January second, on lhat
date, llii! Industrial and Publicity Association of Aiherta held a meeting n
tbe Civic Building al Edmonton nml
blocked oin a big plan for the better
Improvenieui of llie farm lands of Alberta and It is expeeled Hint tills
movement will he taken up by men
working along similar lines in s.-iskni
eiiewaii nml Manitoba.
Tlie Edmonton meeting was mude up
of representatives of Alberta boards
of trade, Industrial bureaus, termers'
associations, labor organizations, railway corporations, the provincial and
civic governments, and a number of
olher public spirited men who galher-
Even the Laziest Liver
���nd Bowels respond to
the gentle action of
At all Drug gilts and Store*.
Take    Abbey    Vita Tablets for SloK
aslon. ,1. S. Dennis, chief
I Resources Deparlmcnl
of the Canadian Pacific Railway, gave
au excellent address on "Rural I).vol-
opulent" and this was discussed i.t
length by lliose present, Resolutions
were adopted as follows:
Whereas; Agricultural dovolopmonl
is the true bare of ootumorclal, Industrial or national growth; and whereas,
lhe province of Alberto lie:; millions
! of acres of fertile noil undeveloped 't'J
farm operational
Be ii, then fore, resolved by fills
meeting of the Industrial nud Publicity Assocltalon of Alherin, representatives of boards of trade, fa.-iners' r.s-
soclatlons, labor organizations, railway
corporations, and others present, thai
It is the duly of lhe governments, Do-
Tcorporations that properly   mny engage In such work, lo advertise to Ino
discovery ot little Barbara
Without a word he slippfd lhe let
tors into bis pocket, carefully locked
the cupboard, put back the I bin paper,
replaced the brass key In lhe bureau,
and went back to Fenwlck and Cordon .
"Well, my friend?" said Fenwlck.
"1 have found some letters whicli
may be of importance," said Osborne,
"and, witli your leave, gentlemen, 1
will take Ibe next train to London.
Forgive me, sir"���here he turned to
the Rector���"for having taken a grout |
liberty. You know the heavy bureau
which stands in tlio centre of the
room opposite Hie space between ine
two windows?"
'���Certainly," replied Cordon. "I
bought it in with the rest of the furniture when I came here, but up to tlie
present have been too busy lo look
Into it. It seems to me a cumbersome
piece of furniture."
"If you will look now, sir, youwill
see lhat there is a little brass key in
the long top drawer;  there is also a
piece of paper, with words Written on
it, giving directions how to use the
key.   Miss Chance found the paper and
used tlie key; sbe also found a clipboard, I'rom which she took a small
black box, whicli contained many letters; these letters were of such a nature as lo cause llie poor cliild to leave
the place without saying good-bye to
anyone. But, in her hurry, she left one
bundle of letters in a distant corner |
of the cupboard; they were addressed!
to her father, and I cannot understand
why they were not put with the others |
in tlie black box.   Now I wish to return to Loudon at once, for these let- j
ters may '.brow light on our darkness.
You will excuse me, both of you, kind I
friends, I haven't an instant to lose."
(To be Continued)
Microbes are never found on gold
coins, while paper money is an ideal
home for them, and every old banknote is a menace of disease. One
authority has stated his belief that
gold acts as a bactericide.
"What are you anyway," cflj^empt-
uously inquired Mrs. Peck during tlie
quarrel, "a man or a mouse?"
"A man," answered Henry Peek bitterly. "If I were a mouse I'd have you
up on that table right now, yelling
for help."
Be Good
To Yourself
by keeping in good physical
trim and you will be the best
friend to yourself and a pleasure to others. Most sicknesses
begin in tho ordinary and
minor ailments of the digestive
organs, and for these ailments
have become the most popular
remedy, because they are so
safe, so certain, and prompt
in their beneficial action.
They tone the stomach, stimulate the liver, regulate tha
bowels. By cleansing tha
system ana purifying tho
blood they prove that they
Are Worth
A Guinea a Box
_l_��tt_.| ef >p��l al Teh* wish trurr Ibo.
Belt rrtrrwhere. Ii be���, 99 ttn_
world ihe great agricultural advantages of Alberta lo Ihe end Hint more
land may he taken np and improved
nml u solid foundation laid for national, provincial and municipal growth
or expansion.
And be il further resolved, that a
committee be appointed ul. this meeting to formulate a plan of action io
include he following: (a) To enlist
the Interest nnd to secure the effective
co-operation of the several governments, Dominion, provincial and civic;
or boards of trade In Aiherta; of industrial bureaus; nf farmers' organizations; of municipalities; of labor organizations; of corporations; and of
all others who properly may engage In
this work of development of tho farm
lands in Alberta.
(h) To direct tlio attention of the
several governments, and others mentioned. In article "a" lo Ibe need of
thorough co-operation in the work; -.o
the necessity of scientific selection of
immigrants; lo the need of better facilities for marketing and transportation of farm products. To secure a
better system of agricultural credits.
To secure better education of
young people along agricultural
lilies and Hie general betterment of
the farmer's life, social, educational,
and economic. To bring lands at present unproductive, under cultivation,
tbls to bave particular reference to
lands in or near cities and towns. To
get. distribution of tlie population -of
Alberta which shall reverse tlie pre i-
ent conditions whereby more than fifty
ptr cent, of the population is living
j In the el,Ips and less than lifly per
cent, on the land. We believe I lie proportion should lie divided on this
basis: seventy per cent, rural and thirty per cent, urban.
And be it further resolved: That Ihe
committee appointed by thi.i meeting
shall be constituted a committee to
wait upon and request tlie provincial
government lo call a genet al meeting
lo discuss the measures herein set
forth and to get prompt and effective
notion. And we suggest tbut this general meeting be held at some central
point in Aiherta and be made up at
representatives of the Dominion and
provincial governments; boards of
trade, civic governments, Industrial
bureaus, railway corporations, farmers' associations, labor organizations,
banking interests, and nf such others
as It may be decided to invito to take
A committee wns appointed to wait
upon Premier Sifton and did so on tlie
evening of the samp day A_ a result
of this conference, a convention ot all
those interested in this big movement
for the betterment of agriculture in Alberta wil] be held nt Calgary on Friday and Saturday, February 5th and
6th, for the definite launching ot lhe
project. The provincial government
of Alberta will also publish the proceedings of Hie Edmonton meeting,
including Mr. Dennis' address, in
pamphlet form.
The movement Is in no sense one
for promoting private interests but
rather a great, public spirited plan
Hint cannot fail of splendid result:, for
Ibe west if carried out along the lines
laid down. Tbe address of the secretary is George M. Hall, SOD Civic
Building, Edmonton.
"An ounce of prevention Ib better
than a pound uf cure." So runs an old
iidngo. If one follows up lho history
of I be race, in ho far an it relates to
disease Hie truth of Ibis is apparent.
Moses, ihe ancient law giver, ordained lhat nil lepers should remain
Without lhe camp and warn all who
cume near lhat they  were unclean.
In Europe In the middle ages leper*
were cast out of tlie cities and collected together In appointed plnees so that
there was no danger of others being
in reeled,
Stowe is bis survey of London, writ-
ten lu lhe itiib Century, says that,
there were lepers' hospitals in Isolated
purls of the city "time out ot mind."
At the present, time in civilized
countries leprosy is little more than a
name, because of the strict measure*
taken by the authorities from th��
lime of Moses on.
Yellow fever claimed countless lives
in tropical America for years on end.
The discovery of lhe fact that the mosquito carried this dread disease from
no sick and dying to tin unsuspecting healthy person brought about a
campaign of extermination which has
banished "Yellow Jack" as It was frequently eulleri, from Panama and Havana, which were at that time veritable pest holes.
Smallpox, which killed such hordes
in Europe a few centurljS ngo, hat
been, controlled by vaccination and
quarantine so that today it is less tc
he feared than measles.
Malaria, which used to set thousands of people Into periodic shivers
annually is lessening its hold becaus*
u�� preventive sanitary measures. Y'el
with all this-we live in the midst of
people stricken with tuberculosis, typhoid fever, scarlet fever, measles and.
whooping cough and make only feeble
efforts to drive from our land these
unnecessary and preventable disorders.
Smallpox and yellow fever kill their
victims so quickly that people have a
wholesome fear of these scourges. Typhoid fever and tuberculosis come on
insidiously and one becomes accustomed to seeing their victims fighting
against the invisible enemies and pitj
takes tbo place of dread.
One might say of disease what has
been said of vice, that
It is a monster of so frightful mien,
As to he hated, needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with het
\Ye lirst endure, then pity, then em
There dots seems to be as much
truth in the last half of the quotation
as in the llrst.
The time is coin ing, however, when,
contagious disease will be a mattei
of history. The greater efforts made
now the sooner will our country come
into a herltancj of belter health and
consequently increased  hap. iness.
Little Mary, while visiting in tbe
country chanced to spy a peacock, a
bird she had never seen before. Running quickly into the bouse she cried
"Oh, grandma, come out and see!
Tbere'B an old chicken in full bloom!"
The czar suppresses vodka. The
French outlaw absinthe. Kitchener
warns the British soldier against
drink. The kaiser tells the German
brewers that if the war lasts nix
months they must cease using up the
grain. Is it any wonder that ministers
speak of tho European war as the
greatest enemy of the liquor traffic
in the world's history?���Philadelphia
Public Ledger.
Prussian Railways Prosper in War
It ls officially announ -ed that the
receipts from passenger traffic on the
Prussian railways, which m Angus!
amounted to only 60 per cent, of the
receipts for August. I Dili, rose in No
vember lo 7a per cent. The receipts
from freight have increased in thi
wine periods from 41 to f. per cent
These increases have been iffected ir.
spite of important reductlonoJn fares
and rates.
If yon arc having trouble with
your Madder���with incontinence or suppression cf urine
���burning pain���weakness or
pain in the back���or Stone ill
the Madder��� take Gin Pills.
Ihey cure���50c.���6 for $2.80
At dealers everywhere.  , j
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Don't Persecute
your Bowels
Cut oat . ..l>i_i __ * ami purgativts.   Th<y __���
V_l_i-~X_r__-_Hi_u _��___iy. 'lry
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kaall Pill, Small Dose, Small Prica.
Genuine mim b_�� Signature
iQiristntns   lime you  have a
little extra money.   Why not
make the home u present of an
Eddy Washboard and an Eddy
j Indurated Fibrewarc Tub ?
iVou will feel the benefit every
washday in the year, for the
Indurated Tub keeps the
| water hot for so long that it
paves much liftihg and carry
j ing of water���and the wash-
', boards have a special crimp
j which without tearing the
| clothes, loosens the dirt very
. easily.
\ Buy your home a Xmas
| present, Mrs. Housekeeper,
(.but be sure they are EDDY'S
Children Teething
Mrs. Winslows
Soothing Syrup
Hy.Uf__r_UTO._0_T. "RUM DOWN' 'tior tll��__UK_.
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Applied in.
5 Seconds
Sore,   blistering   feet
r\    .   -o from       ci.ra-plnched
fjlliplr tnei can b-> cured by
���**lv*x Putnam's Extractor In
*t hours. "Putnam's" soothes away
_at drawing pain, eases Instantly,
makes the feet feel go nl ac once, Get
i 25c bottle of "Putnam's" today.
Indian Trappers Turn to Fishing
The fisheries department has learn-
��1 something ot the distress among
".lie Indians afld some uf the settlers lu
_Sa west'through the special permlls
Mist have been sought to enable theni
_ fish In tho northern hikes.
Since there ls no market for furs,
'no Indians in some parts have sought
(o make a living hy fishing, Sumo of
_is northern sen lers, and a certain
lumber ot men who wero out of work
_ the cities have followed the same
course, and tho government have
wanted tho applications wherever it
���as feasible to do so,
The consumption of fish in the
Baited States, which ls the great
aarket, has, however, fallen oft vory
amslderably and prices ure low.
^DODDS ������������'/
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_ 'Afli-TES H
Food Conditions arc Acute
Canadian    Expert    Gives    Interesting
Analysis of Enemy's Food Supply
That   tile  .'md  conditions  both     in
Austria-Hungary mul Germany hnve
j already hocome serious ,and threaten
to grow exceedingly acnto ho fore
long, i�� the opinion ot sir. T. K.
Doherty, ot Ottawa, and the Canad*
iuu commission of ihe International
Institute nt Agriculture, which bus Its
headquarters in ltome.
Mr. Doherty, through his position
hns exceptional opportunities of studying the world'B food problem, lie Ims
been giving close attention to the
situation in Germany and Austria-
Hungary, and hns mnde ���,���, Interesting analysis of the problem us It affects ihese two countries, The overrunning ot Galicia aud eastern Prussia   by   Russia,   he   thinks  a   si .Inns
mutter tor Germany and her ally, as
these are greal agricultural provinces,
ll" points out iliut Galicia, which
Is now almosl completely in the hands
of itu. _in. produced two years ago
22,458,000 bushois of rye, 1.1,07.,000
bushels nf potatoes, iiiiiI 22,848,000
bushels nf wheat, The loss ot Austria.
Hungary he regards us most Berlous,
Kiisiini I'l'ussin is oiiuall;  Import-
mil in Geniiaiiy from tin agricultural
' standpoint,   The crop deficiency, he
Hiinks, threalens mosl sertoiiB cous.
i|llellces (or these two COlllltrlcB. lie
also pnliits nut thai tlie wastage of
horses In lioth hostile conutrlea must
In' tremendous, Hie home supply inadequate, uml ihe iiiil'liiiliy of Importing auy considerable number formidable, lir decnlres that the sitiiu-
llmi Is already mule mil growing
constantly worse.
Nothing has ever
equaled or compared
,   with the medicinal fats
in Soott's Emulsion to
' arrest the decline, invigorate
the blood, strengthen the
v nervous system, aid the appetite and restore the cournyc
of better health. r,
Soott's Emulsion is   /\
pure health ���build*
y ./iff food, without
-jb/V       harmful drugs.
Bawars  of  Ointments  for Catarrh  That
Contain Mercury
tn mercury will Burely destroy the senso
of small uml eompfetely dorunge Uio
wiiui,. system when entering 11 through
tin. mucous sin in.-i-'s. Such articles should
never bo used except on prescriptions
from reputable physicians, ua tlio damage
they will Un Is ion told lo tho good vSu
can possibly derive from thorn. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by _, ,1
Cheney _ Co.. Toledo, v., contains no
mercury, nml Is uiUen Internally, acting
directly upon tho blood ami mucous surfaces uf lho system, in buying Hall's
CataiTh Cure be sure you gel the gon-
.'",'. , ',' ls_l. '"-'." iRloOlttlly and made
in 'lolodo plilu, by if. J. Cheney & Co.
Testimonials froe.
Sold by Druggists. Price, Tic. per bottle.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
John McGlynn, Wit
John McGlynn, of Troy, II.Y��� presldenl  nf the New York Hotel Association,  Is  noted  for his witty stories.
Here  are u   few  ot  his oplgl'aillllllltlc
"A sunken garden is one in which
ynu sink a lot nf money."
"If 'nn apple u day will keep llie
doctor   awuy,'  why   stop   there'.'     An
onion ii day will keep everybody
"A pessimist is n innn who pulls
down tlm blinds nnd then oomplalns
of how dark il is."
"The other day several men started
lo settle tlie war iu my barroom, One
man insisted he was neutral. 'I don't
cure who licks the Kaiser,' he said
"Over in Germany when a general
does something brave they give Iiim
tlie Iron Cross. In Mexico when a
general performs a greal. service they
give blm the double cross."
''fiver hear of the man with the
cold? His landlady believes in feeding a cold, so she made him a bis.
German pancake. 'Try that,' she said,
Soon after she weni back In the room.
[ 'I see you have eaten it,' she said
'Eaten it'!' ho shouted. 'No; I'm wearing it ou iny chest.'"
Marvels in Mathematics
Young Hindoos Solve Complex Problems Instantly Without Ever Putting Pencil to Paper
There Is at tlie present time studying at Cambridge one of the most wonderful mathematicians tho world has
ever seen���a young Hindoo, Mr. _.
Itnuiaiiujnii by name���whose work, although he is only twenty-six years of
age, says London Tit-Bits, has excited
the admiration of all mathematical experts. Perhaps tlie most extraordinary thing about Hanianiijan is that,
as a mathematician, lie is quite untaught.
I Until a year ago he was a clerk in
the employment of the Port Trust of
But in spile of this, he has, to quote
Mr. Hardy, Fellow of Trinity, who has
taken a great interest in Uamaniijan,
"discovered for himself a great number of tilings which the leading mathematicians of tlie last hundred years
had added to the knowledge of school
men, although he was quite ignorant
of tlieir work and accomplishments.
Indeed, his mathematical education is |
rather a mystery, and the first 1 knew
of hlni was about, fifteen, months ago
when he wrote to nie explaining who
ne was, and sent a large number of remarkable mathemathical theorems
whicli he hati proved."
This Is the second mathematical
genius produced hy India in the last
three years. At the end of 11112 tlie
members of the ltoyal Asiatic. Society
held a specially convened meeting at
Colombo, when they were astonished
by the arithmetical powers ,.f a Tamil
boy, Arumogau. A complicated scries
of sums had been prepared to test tne
boy's powers, each of which he answered within a few seconds. One
sum was: "A chetty gave as a treat
to 171! persons a bushel of rice each.
Kach bushel contained 3,531,272
grains, and the chetty stipulated that
seventeen per cent, should be given to
the temple, llow many grains did the
temple get'.' Within three seconds
came the answer (which had to he
translated) 10,913,709, witli fltty-two
as the fraction over.
Miller's Worm Powders destroy
worms without, any inconvenience lo
Hie child anil so effectually that they
pass from the body unpercelved. They
are not ejected lu their entirely, but
are ground up and pass awuy through
the bowels with the excreta. Thoy
thoroughly cleanse the stomach nnd
bowels and have them in a condition
not favorable to worms, and there will
be no revival of the pests,
Pictures of Flying Bullets
A moving picture apparatus has
now been perfected capable of talcing
pictures at the rate ot 100,000 a second. With it 7- pictures of i revolver
bullet were taken while moving ten
inches. Pictures of a bullet passing
through a stick of wood showed a curious condition. The bullet passed
completely through and was well on
its way before the wood gave any
sign of distress. Then tiny splinters
started out, following the bullet; the
stick begun to split, and when tho hul
let hud gone some distance the stick
suddenly fell to pieces. A series of
electric sparks was flashed at 100,000
a second, each spark making it picture.��� Kdisou Monthly.
Rom&nce of Seas a Memory
Passed With the P.iss ng of Baltimore
Clipper   Shlpu   From   Paths   ol
Ocean  Coivmcrcc
Very lew of tho deep -en sailing ves-
, s.ds remain afloat, ni.s, rves tho But-
��� iSnqulrer.   Tlie glory ot the Baltlmoi ���
clippers und ihe Liverpool packets has
departed  with them,,and   with the
t'lni". ius gono most ot the roii'tiuu
I of ihe ocean   and very couBll.'r.ible
I brutality, nlso, [or before iho era of
sleuni  iio nation had adequate laws
for the protuc'Ion ot sailor toil<  and
In  mile's first qualification    \\'i>n the
' ability tn manhandle nil hands in liis
' watch.
|    Laws mul customs have so vei _ 6 io
the other extreme now thai the pros-
I orvatlon of Indispensable dlsciullne is
I soinetlines ������ problem. Wiih b.-1 power
nearly  dlxpltiFtti   by    sleam,    tn iny
routes   to   ilislanl   purls   have     been
j shortened, and passages which former-
Ily required months,are made in us
I many  if  nol   fewer  weeks.  Tin- Suez
Canal   cut   oft   much ot the traffic
around  the Cape ot Hood  Hope:   lhe
operation ot the Panaiuu Canal   will
leave Cape Horn lu stormy loneliness I
- a passing siilp will si 111 om ltiii'i the
eyes ot the Tlot'i'n del . uego watch-
Ccativcncss and its Cure When ihe
excretory organs refuse io perform
llieir fuiielious properly ilie Intestines
become clogged,   This is known as
coslivene, .i uud If neglected gives rise
to dangerous complications. Purine-
lee's Vegetable Pills will effect, a
speedy cure. At the firs: Intimation of
this ailment the sufferer should procure ii packet of the pills and put himself under a course of treatment, Tlie
good offecls of llie pills will lie almost
Immediately evident,
Millions Spent Here
Allied Governments Placing Orders
For Troops in the Field
About sixty million dollars, roughly
speaking, ims been spent in Canada
liy the Canadian and allied governments since the war broke out, The
cable estimating at fifty millions the
total of orders by llie Allies is somewhat exaggerated, but they arc constantly being placed, and that figure
will be reached before long at the
present rate.
The militia department is pursuing
the policy of ordering well in advance
the clothing and equipment required
for all the expeditionary forces, and
about; all the contracts required for a
considerable time have, now been
placed throughout the country. Woollen and textile mills, clothing, underwear ami saddlery factories are winking day ami night, and furnishing a
compensating Bllmuluu to an industry
which otherwise might be adversely
affected by the war.
This, in addition to tlie assured
demand and high prices for increased
agricultural products, make the general outlook for Camilla as bright as
for any country in the world.
Warts are unsightly blemishes, and
corns are painful growths. Ilolloway'a
Corn Cure will remove them.
W.N.V. 1Q3��
"'Experience   is   a  great  teacher."
"isn't it?   There's Brown's ease."
"What about Brown'.'"
"He married a widow."
"I know."
"Well, Brown had an idea that he
wa3 a handy man around the house.
About the second week after his marriage, she caught hlni with a monkey
wrench on his way to fix some of the
water pipes."
"What did she do?"
"She stopped him."
"She said her first husband bad the
notion that he was a plumber and sh_
had all the trouble Iron, that source
she wanted."���Detroit Free Press.
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Colds, etc.
Part of the Time _,
'Do you think only of me?" murmured tlie bride.   "Tell nn that you
think only ot mel"
"It's this way," explained the
groom, "Now and then I have to
think ot the furnace, my dea','
Killing Off the Race
From the Christian era till Hie present time, as statistics and historians
tell us, there have been less than 240
warless years. Up to the middle of
the nineteenth century, it was roughly
computed that nearly 7,000,000,000
men had died in bailie since the beginning of recorded history, a number
equal to almost live times the present
estimated population of Cue globes-
Christian Herald.
Sound Sleep
After Change to Postum
"I have been a coffee drinker, more
or less, ever since 1 can remember, until a few months ago I became more
and more nervous and irritable, and
finally I could  not sleep    at    night
for 1 was horribly disturbed by dreams
of all sons and a species of distressing
nightmare." (The effects on the sys- j
tem  u�� tea and  coffee  drinking nre j
very similar, because they each con-,
lain the drug, caffeine). |
"Finally, afler hearing the experience of numbers of friends who had
��� lilt coffee and were, drinking Postum,'
and learning of the great bencliis they
had derived, t concluded coffee must
be the cause of my trouble, so 1 got
mime Postum and hud it made strictly
according to directions.
"I was astonished at. the flavor and
taste, lt entirely took the place of
coffee, and to my very great satisfac-
l.on, I began to sleep peacefully and
sweetly. My nerves improved and I
wish 1 could wean every man, woman
and child from the unwholesome drug-
"People do not really appreciate or
realize what a powerful drug it is and
what terrible effect it has on the human system. If they did, hardly a
pouud of coffee would be sold. 1 would
never think of going back to coffee
again. I would almost as soon think of
putting my hand in a fire after I had
once been burned.   Yours for health."
Postum comes ln two forms:
Regular Postum���must be well boiled.   15c and 23c packages.
Instant Postum���is a soluble powder. A teaspoonful dissolves quickly
in n cup of hot water and, witli cream
and sugar, makes a delicious beverage
instantly. 30c and 50c tins.
The cost per cup of both kinds is
about tlie Banie.
"There's a Reason" for Postum.
���sold by Grocer".
How Zam-Buk
Cures Skin
As .non as applied, Zam-Bulc
penelralcs right lo the very
root of the disease und kills
tin-  cause thereof,    The rich
herbal essences then so stimulate tho cells below the surface
that new healthy tissue is
formed, which, as It grows,
forces out the diseased tissue.
Zatn-Bukcurcsfrom the bottom
up. This is Hie reason that
sores anil skin discuses cured
by Zam-Buk, do not return.
Zam-BulC is entirely differ*
cut from ull other ointments,
Ii docs not contain harsh minerals, or poisonous coloring
mailer. Nor does it contain
coarse animal fats, which, in a
short time, go rancid, Zam-
Buk will keep indefinitely.
Many people have bccnctircd
by Zam-Buk after having suf-
fcrcd years unci spent hundreds
of dollars trying various rente*
dies in vain. If you suffer from
any skin disease or injury,
benefit by the experiences of
others. Try Zam-Buk first.
Don't trouble with useless
Zam-Buk is unequalled for
eczema, piles, pimples, cuts,
burns, bruises, cold sores, frost
biles, chapped bunds, and all
skin diseases and injuries.
We ure so convinced that a
trial of Zam-Buk will prove to
you its superiority, that we will
send you a FREE TRIAL box
on receipt of this article, name
of paper, and lc. stamp to pay
return postage. Address Zam-
Buk Go.^ Toronto.
All Diun. -i'i and Stores sell
Zam-Uuk Bt ich;. box
Mrs. Fred Tinkham, South Canaan,
M.S., writes: "Please send me un-
it.her box of Baby's Own Tablets as I
do not cure to be without them. 1
have used them repeatedly and consider them the ..est medicine in the
world for iittlo ones." Thousands of
other mothers say the same thing,
The tablets cure all the minor ills of
childhood such as constipation, sour
stomach, colic, colds, simple fevers,
etc., and are guaranteed to he absolutely safe. Sold by medicine dealers
or by mail at 25 cents a box from The
Dr. Williams' .Medicine Co., BrockVllle,
Gurkha's  Found the  Ship's  Roadway
An artillery officer wrol s a little
while ago:
Tlie other night I went to the Gurkha headquarters and asked for some i
one to hold my horse.
One of the Gurkha guard was
awakened to do it- He did not know1
what his job was to be. but lie came!
out prepared for anything, with his
kukri In liis baud and his eves gleaming, lie was quit:- disappointed
when he found he had lo put his armoury away and only to hold a horse.
They were very funny coming over
ill the boat, I believe. When they
hsid been on the sea for two whole
days without seeing land they became very perturbed. "Without
doubt the eapiaiii of the ship has lost
his way," they said, hut they counselled together and decided at last
that, all was well.
Some one asked them if they had
decided how the captain knew where
to go. They led him to the stern of
the vessel and pointed to Hie long
wake of water boiling behind them, I
and with a smile as broad as the I
greatness of the discovery���"Willi- I
out doubt he follows the path."
"You claim that you love me," said
"And so I do," responded Clarence
"Ho you love me enough to die for
me?" she continued.
"Well, hardly that," said Clarence,
"because mine, you see, is undying
Mlnard s Liniment Cures Diphtheria.
"Am I good enough for you?" sighed
the fond lover,
"No," said the girl candidly, "you're
nol, but you are too good for any other
Itching and Burning. Restless and
Fretful at Night, Used Cuticura
Soap and Ointment. In Two
Months No Trace of Trouble.
Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper.
Siie looked at him doubtful after tlie
proposal. "The man I marry," siie
said, "must be boih brave and brainy."
"Well," he declared, "I think 1 c.ia
lay just, claim to being both."
"I admit yen ar3 brave," she responded, "for you saved my life wheu
our boat upset the other day; but that
wasn't brainy, was it?"
"It certainly was," lie retorted. "I
upset the bout on purpose."
Anti-German feeling lias suddenly
arisen in Sweden in consequence of
Germany declaring manufactured
wood contraband. The country has
millions of dollars' worth of wood on
hand, which it Is now unable to export,
Kincardine, Out���"My child's trouble
began ^th n rash around the curs. Thi��
spread over the Biirfoca nf the body nirnir.?
i' >nm!l sores which .cr.)
v*^ helling and burning. Tl...
rash alio appeared on my
& child's faco and for the tlruo
/ disfigured him. The hcliim.
v.ls so Intense thai u eon-
slaiuly caused Iiini to Irri-
tale ilie eruption by con*
-yy-___rr -.--���' tinuaUy scratching. O.e was
restless ar.d frciful at night.
"Without success I tri.-d remedies. The
first Iwo applications of Cuticura Soap and
Olnlmont mopped tho burning and eased
the Itching. Wc lkit bathed him using thu
Soap and then applied the Ointment. In
two months' time no trace of lhe troublo wa*
seen." (Sijacd) Ci. Campbell, Ma;. 2'i, 191 .
Samples Free by Mall ~
" Whyshould i use Cuticura .oap? There
1* nothing th. matter v.itli my skin and I
thought Cuticura Soap *_s only for skin
troubles." True, 11 Is for skin 1 rouble., bu*
Its pr cat mission ii to prevent skin troubles.
For more than a generation its deiiraiy,
emollient und prophylactic properties have
rendered it the standard for this purpose,
whilo its ext rcme purit y and refreshing fra-
Grance give to It all ihe advantages of tho
host of toilet soaps. Cuticura Soap and
Outlcura Ointment arc sold by druggist.
and dealers throughout the world. Liberal
sample of each maUod free, with 32-p. Skin
Jtook. *Addr__ post-card '.' Cuticura, l_p_
The Courtenay Review
And Comox Valley Advocate
A   Wecky  Newspaper,   rnbishcil   at
Courteuay, B. 0.
N. IT.  BODEN, Editor and Proprietor
���ubscription 81.60 per Year iu Advance
Telephone 59
Last Friday night liotli the Conservatives and the Lil nr ds of this
distric' selected tlieir standard hearers for the forth-co uiiifc elections
At Union Pay there wns a very
large crowd to meet M. Manson
M, P. P. The West Cumberland
band and a coach load of Mr. Man-
son's supporters came down from
Cumberland, Delegates were present from the five associations in
this inure.liatc district, nnd proxies
from fifteen of the northern associations, Duly two of the latter
wanted a nominating convention
and as there were i_ in favor of
nominating a candidate that night,
The Executive proceeded to business and unanimously selected the
present popular member Mike
Manson, who thanked the members
for tlie honor and .stated that lie
would doln's best to carry the party
to victory in this riding, and be
felt sure the government would be
sustained throughout the rest of the
Province. He cave a resume of
the business which had beau done
at the House this session. The
most important being the new Agricultural Loan bill, by which it wil
be possible for farmers and settlers
to borrow money at a low rate of
interest with which to clear and
improve their lands. The government is well aware of the difficulties
of fanning in the Province and ate
doing their best to alleviate the
hardships aud get the country
opened up,
is fully protected. The length ol
time the franchise has lorun seen,
.t long oi e, bin it must I e borne ii
mind that the propositi in will rol
my for some vears, and miles-
Cell tenuy gr ws and the liuinbei
of Users increase, will not pav tin
company in any event:
1. That the municipality grant a fran
' chise to the company for 25 years.
2. The rate oi charge for lish! ami
power shall not exceed the present mux
' iimlin viz. We per k.W, hour, less ten
per cent lur cash iu lell days, anil so oil,
uu sliding senile lm domestic built 7c
per k.w. bout for street lights, etc,
3. The company  agrees tu  sell out to
the city at ailV time thnt the  city is ill n
position nud willing  iu buy  un the ful
lowing conditions :
(u.i Til" Company will lie willing to sell
the plant mul equipment within tlir
municipal men ill llie actual   cost Slid
value ul same, willi   premium added Oil
a scale not exceeding that provided by
the Act dealing witli the expropriation
iii waler companies,
(li) Iu ease the titv decides tu Inij alula
mutual agreement ns to valuation can-
| not be reached tlie Company will agree
tu arbitration,
(c) In case the city decides to purchase
| thai portion ol the Company's plant
'��� that lies within the municipal eren, the
��� company shall be willing to sell thai
I     part only.
Id) Incase the city shall buy, tile Coiil-
'     pally agrees to  transfer  the  contract
i    that the company has with tlie Caua-
dla i Coll cries   (Puusiuiiir) Mil.  fur
.supplying power tu Hit- city : that the
I    Company shall  inform the city id the
I     terms of that contract antl the contract
price of power,    The company shall
show tha  the contract is transferable
in this way, ami that iiopremium shall
lie charged by the Canadian Collieries
fur such transfer,
(e) The Company shall show what period uf time the  contract  holds good,
ami uu wbat terms and for whal reason
the contract may   lie  nullified  liy the
action uf either party.
4. If the city expropriate the company's plant anl equipment within tlie
city limits only, the city shall agree tu
allow the use of the streets within reasonable limits, free of charge to tlie company for tlie transmission uf power to
the district bevond tlie city limits.
wt*mm   }
Pattern   and   Ready-to-wear
Children's   Silk and  Muslin
Silk Blouses
Newest  Creations in  Ladies'
Perrin's (guaranteed) Kid
Our friends the liberals seem to
be very presumptions iu this election. They say McBride, Bowser
and tlieir followers should be turn
ed out, but give no reason why
they should be put in. They do
not or cannot point to a single
scandal or instance one case of
grafting They present no reasons
why they should be returned. They
have no expressed policy, yet they
denounce the policy of the Conservative government. Tlieir sole
plea is "Time for a change" ���
change of heelers, The supporters
of the Liberal cause are tired of
seeing the loaves aud fishes going
to the Conservatives. They want
them for themselves. Would the
country be any better off under
Liberal rule? No. If the Liberals
were elected to-morrow they would
take up the government's work
just as it is to day. nnd practice
their "prentice hands" ou it, and
if nnyt' ing went wrong would
shout "the Conteryatives started it
we had nothing to do but carry on
tlieir policy, you can't blame us if
it is a failure" and soon. Hetter
not trust them wiMi the reins of
Government for a few years at
When Johnny Canuck sized up
his business last year and balanced
his books, remarks the Loudon
Advertiser, he found that he had
gone into his jeans to the tune of
$185,000,000 more goods than lie
sold. If it hadn't been for the fact
that Great Britain was a good customer he would have found himself
much worse off, for the mother
country bought from him $90,000,-
000 worth more than she sold him.
It was Uncle Sam who got so much
of Johnny's cash. Johnny Canuck
bought from him $410,000,000
vvoith of goods and sold him less
than $177,000,000 worth. T is is
why Mr. J. Canuck is urged to get
busy this year, lie muat produce
more tor himself aud buy less. He
must keep more of his money at
home and send more of bis goods
abroad. And the above is piettv
sound, common sense from such a
strongly Liberal newspaper as the
Cotton Crepes,
Zephyr Ginghams,
Rice Cloth,
Bedford Ccrd,
House Dresses,
Middy Blouses,
Children's Frocks  Pinafores
and Rompers
Special lines in Ladies'  Cotton Crepe and Muslin
Invictus Shoes and Pomps
The following are the terms arrived at at the conference between
the Council and the Courtenay
Iv'ectric Light, Heat & Power Co,,
and are apparently very fair- The
eitv has made a good   bargain, and
Miss Lowis Bubar, who has be;n
qiite ill for t'.ie past fortnight, is
able to be about again.
Prom my car in froutof Ilo-Ilo theatre
at Cumberland, on Wednesday night,
two new lap rubes, (one plaid, nnd the
other imitation leopa*d>) ami one tube,
si/.e 52 by 31-_ If tlie per. o 1 seen taking
these returns them no questions will be
asked, otiierwise prosecution will follow
swift and sure.
N, II. Boden,
Review Ofiice, Courtenay.
General Merchant
Do You Remember
The beautiful patterns of Wall Paper we showed
you last spring and summer? This year's stock has
just come to hand, and we can assure you they are
the finest ever shown in the district; comprising
Ingrains and Oatmeals in good serviceable colors.
Also a selection of Specially Prepared Washable
Paper for your Kitchen or Bathroom at
General Merchant
The elections are likely to take
place the first week in May.
Our thanks are tendered 10 Mr.
Richard Carter for a fine bunch of
rhubarb, exactly one month earlier
than last year. Mr. Carter grows
the early Victoria variety, and if he
put it under glass would have
rhubarb the vear round.
The Puntledge Lawn Tennis
Club has been organized and about
sixty-six members have joined.
The officers for the ensuing year
are:���W- G. Robertson, President.
R. M. Glazbrook, Vice President.
F, B. Horibrook, Sec-T easurer.
Grounds Committee, Mrs "D. Kil
patrick, Mrs Hutchison and F, _.
lit.rnibrook. The Club will start
playing ou Mrs. W, S McPhee's
courts ut first, aud if they prove
too small on Mrs. D, Kilpatrick'.
court as soon as it is in shape. The
Rectory courts at .Sandwick are
getting oid uud are a long distance
away, and this year are being set
out in flower beds, Mrs. Kilpatrick
who has taken a lot of trouble to
get the club organized, will bt
pleased to meet anyone wishing to
join, S3 for gentlemen and $1.50
for ladies.
The   Comox  Barber   Shop
Oldest Shop in Courtenay
Nothing   But   First   Class   Work
Guaranteed.    Baths in connection
C. E.  DALRYMPLE,  Prop.
Cumberland Hotel
_ood Accomodation      Cusine Excellent
Wm. Merryfield
Pearse's Pool Room
ilust T.bl_a In Town
Now is the time to
procure   your  seeds
for early planting
We carry a full stock
of First Class Seeds
and Implements
Te'epho .e 4
A meeting of the Comox District Central Conservative Association will
be held at 8 p. m. in the
Comox Court House
Saturday, March 20/15
A short meeting of the Executive will be held, after
which the meeting will be open to the public
M. Manson, M.P.P., will be present
and address the meeting
The Cumberland Band will render selections at Comox
during the evening
D. R. McDonald, Pres.
Frank D. Cameron, Sec-Treas.
Comox, B, C.
First-class   Accommodation.    Best
Quality Wines Liquors and Cigars
R.   McCuish, Prop.
Plastering Contractor
The Dyke        ' COURTENAY
Jstimates Furnished   Work Guaranteed
First-Class Plumbing
Hot Water and Steamfitting
Jackson & Whittle
Palace Livery
Horses and  Buggies for Hire
Terms cash.
Phone 9
General Blacksmiths
olidi Your Patronage.   Cnroful Attonilon
ciivcii to Ildl'. _H  Fool
Wc also attend to wood hauling
Barrister  and [Solicitor,  Notary  Public
P. O. Box 209
Jourtenay Phone 25
When  In Doubt
Play Trumps
Have Goard Tune Your Piano
Factory Experience j
Re:or_mends   from   Leading  Musicians I
from the Atlantic to the Pacific.    Copies
of same furnished on request ,
W. J. Coar 1   will be   in this city  about
April 1 ,t,    Le ive  orders  at this  Office, ;
or write direct to I
845, 8th Ave., W.   -   Vancouver
Phone 24
To Bake
Not to Bake?
The former is really unneces*
sary when Bread from the
Courtenay Bakery is available
andby reason ofquality has so
many votaries. Get the A B
habit and satisfaction
W. Aitken
Opposite new Presbyterian   Church 3��
___.    __  _���_
SIR EDMUND WALKER. C.V.O.. 1.1.. D.. D.C__ PrenMcnt
ALHXANDEH LA1K1). General Mannticr JOHN AJKD. Ain't General Manager
CAPITAL, $10,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
���pwards. Careful attention is given to every account. Small accounts
���re welcomed.    Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, withdrawals to be mado by any one of them or by tlie survivor. 821
F. C. BROCK, Manager, Courtenay Branch
The regular meeting of the Council wns held bu Monday evening.
All the members were present.
After the rendin�� of the mini te_, ti
communication frotii J. & J, Taylor
re the pui chase of n safe, iiiiiI from
tlie chioi of Provincial Police, re
the policing _f Courteuay, and from
the Electric Light Co., stating'that
they would meet them lust Saturday afternoon.
The following accounts 'ere pre
dented and passed on to the finance
committee to be paid if found cor-
W. G. McKean $1.00
Eord Garage. 75
C. n. Tarbell _20.80
Suudries _ 10 00
Electric I. glit Co  $1.98
C. P. Duitdas $2-50
The account from the department of Printing and stationery
was referred back to the department for correction.
Aid. Robertson, for the Board of
Works, reported that tliey had met
the Electric Light Co-, and had
reached an agreement, and moved
that a by-law be prepared and submitted to tlie citizens at an early
date. Aid. Johnston wanted it
laid, over for a time, but as lie had
no seconder 'the motion carried.
The matter of the Petition being
circulated by Aid. Johnston was
brought up, Aid, Kirkwood stating
j that a meeting to discuss the matter should have been held before
the petition went around, as many
persons were entirely ignorant of
the matter. Aid Johnston defended his action, and said he had a
perfect right to circulate the petition. Aid. Robertson said it was
practically asking the people to say
they could not trust themselves.
Aid, McKenzie wauled, to know
what voters list was, going to be
Aid. Kirkwood icinai ked 111 U
there seemed to lie a kick again, i
non ���resident voters.
Aid. Leighton reported thnl
. H4.._i had been spent on ihe
streets, and thai llu1 work liiiil been
divided among ns many persons ns
Aid. Cromptou reported thai the
committee appointed to look into
the 'latter of employment, lecom
mended that the city ripply to the
Government for jSlooo to provide
work for needy men, there lieing
25 unable to get work in the city.
The city will act on the recommendation.
J. R Johnston wanted to know
if the council could not reduce the
hotel license to $100 half yearly
during these hard limes,
Aid. Kirkwood moved that a
giant not exceeding $125 be made
towards fixing up the school
grounds. The Government having
agreed to supplement the grant
dollar ior dollar. The school
grounds are not in good shape and
the inspector savs thev ar. dangerous.    The motion was carried.
Mr. Read, wlu was present,
stated that the Department was
making a special effort to have the
school grounds throughout (he
provinc-- beauMfied, and besides
the grant for work on the grounds
would give 60 dollars for gardening
purposes, the work to be done by
the pupils
By-law no. 4, to regulate the
standing committees, was reconsidered aud finally adopted after
much discussion, it being brought
out that the by-law does not apply
Until the city is divided iuto wards
Aid. Crompton gave notice that
at the next meeting he would introduce a health by-law-
Aid. Crompton brought up the
matter of putting in a drain on a
street in the Conceiua subdivision,
wh.-re the residents had dug the
ditch   and   offered   to   finish   the
Ford Runabout
Price $540
Prices on other Ford cars are :
Five Passenger Touring Car $590,
Two - Passenger Coupelet $850,
Five-Passenger Sedan $1150. All
cars fully equipped, including electric headlights. Prices F. O. B.
Ford, Ont. Buyers of all Ford
cars will share in our profits if we
sell 30,000 cars between August i,
1914 and August _, 1915 All
Ford cars are on exhibition at the
TH i. 11* I V
'he Work if the conn 1! will funr'sli
llie lumber    This will be di ne
The Assessoi      p rted   lie   h
the roll n nlv and would  like  th
Council t_ look 11 over before tin
notices were sent out.
Aid. Crompton suggested tha
sign posts be placed at the coruei
of the Comox road and Union
street, also nl th Builder's Slipplj
comes, warning motorists uot togi
id 11 greater rale of speed than 8
miles per hour. The council con
eurred in the view Bid the post.*
will be erected. l',i 'yc is:s will havi
to keep off the sidev a'ks.
Letter to Tl.e Editor
Editor Review
Dear Sir,���[wish to correct 1
few words iu iny 1- ttel ol Inst we k
I'lic paragraph referring to tin
Governor General's medals which
rends "the Governor Cenerid's distribution of the bronze medals"
should have read, "The distribution of th. 1 _ivernor Generals bronze
If the Governor General hail
distributed the 111 nm. r cited thei
then there would be notllil g further
to say in ihe matter, bul it was uu
Department ot Ediieaunn at Victoria who dist.bnu.-d them, and ii
is of their distribution we co 'iplain
Can yon imagine anything mo_
ridiculous than giving the identical
same medal as a first and second
prize in the same sshool.
Thanking you for space, I am
Yours, etc.
Comox, March 15,  1915.
Canada's Death Roll
Ottawa, March 13.���The death
roll of the fir-it Canadian contingent
including the Princess Patricias,
has now mounted up to 179. Ol
these 58 have been killed in action,
while 101 have died of disease 01
accidents. The total number of
wounded is almost up to the 200
The daily lists of killed and
wounded are now heavier than ever
since practically the whole of the
first contingent and the Princess
Pat's arc right at the front, During
the present week alone the casualty
lists received here have totalled so
far 64. men killed or wounded in
the Patricia's and 43 in the other
Canadian regiments. The casualty
lists of the past six days show 18
men of the Patricia's killed or died
of wounds and 46 men wounded,
while among the other Canadian
regiments there are 13 deaths and
30 wounded.
General Blacksmith
COMOX       -       B. C.
'fi l.phone M92
Cnttnrtlnn Fairbanks Mrrse ''���������
vines and Pumping Outfits
Horseshoetuf.  and  Boat  troni
a Specialty
Try 0 . I. c. .im Hoot
A W..rk Guaranteed
Buggies and Express Wagons
All Uii;s Guaranteed unci '"��� Id it the Low ��� .      '.'   "
Blacksmith ai d Carrh ?.i Bt il lei
Comox    Co-Operative
Dealers in all k
Butter, Eggs 1
Produce, Cook
Specialty. We
best. Prices ;u
and- satisfactoi
uiei s
ll    .
I   v
Phone No. 2
best prices fur j     luce
..    .... ...
Dyeing   (    i   i  g
aud .       sing
Garments turned i
Running a newspaper is a pleasure to us. It is a pleasure, also
that costs something these days,
but we do not know of any other
line of pleasure on which we would
rather spend the money.���Port Alberni News.
As some malicious person or persons have made use of my name
and attached the same to a typewritten notice which has been posted throughout the City of Courtenay without my knowledge, consent or authority.
I hereby offer a Reward of Twenty-
Five Dollars to any person or persons who will give mc information
whicli will lead to the identification
of the author of the above mentioned notice
Lake Trail
Courtenay, B. C, March 17, 1915.
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Alteratio     ai
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of ever:   desc
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We are still offering our
Special Terms for Wiring
You incur no obligation
by asking as for information   and   estimates
Courtenay Electric Light, Heat & Power Co,, Ltd.
Phones: Office 35, Res. 65
Office: Mill Street
Aching Bones and Sore Joints Cured!
All Rheumatic Tendencies Destroyed!
Away   Go    the   Crutches,
Every  Sufferer  Made
Well Quickly
Old ago Is usually afflicted witli
rheumatism. Very few past fitly escape Us tortures.
Many it bends ami deforms, L'pou
tlm .Dun t ��� nana�� nt others it marks
tlio (-fee-is of it.-, awful BUfforing, .v r-
villuo will cure rheumatism, it takea
tlm pain nm nt' throbbing muBcles und
swollen joints, li. untwists gnarled
knuckles, it tloos this quickly and
Nerviline Is nol used Internally. You
Just mil it. mi lota of hard rubbing Is
required for a mlntito or two and then
.vmi fee! Nerviline penetrating through
the tissue's; you feel it drawing out tlio
congestion, feel it sink iu deeper and
deeper iill ui lust it touches ilie core of
tlie joint or tli i heart of the miisclu affected,
Platinum Ore Found in East!
Already    a  Thousand    Claims  Have
Been   Staled  Out   Near  North
A thousand claims have been staked
ut Rutherglen, 40 miles oast of North
liny, on the strength ol ������ >nu' Bamples
containing an appreciable quantity of
metala found lu the ore, but it is in
platinum that the greater value lies.
Au  old  prospector lias  been work-
"Wormy." that' what's the matter of 'cm. Stout-
acb and Intestinal worms, Nearly as had as distemper.
Cost you too much lo feed 'cm. book had���arc hud.
Don't physio 'cm to death. "Spohn's" will remove the
worms, Improve the appi Ute, and tone 'e . up ;-ll
round, and don'l "physio." Acts on glands and blood.
Full (lirc-c.ii.ns with each bottle and sold by all drugglatg
SPOHN MEDICAL CO.. Chemists, Goshen, Ind., U.S.A.
You won't slay in pain with Nervl
lim���no one ever docs. Just try It���
you will he amazed al Its magical pow
er over pain, a power li gets from the
extracts and Juices ot certain, rare.
herbs and rums it contains, It's harn. P ��� y . Ils ""","
less any child can uso Norvlllne. can ?ampleB ,. "l M'ml ""'m "��� s"""' ill:"'
rub it cm for a soiy throat, ror a had ;,"""", refiners iu Pittsburg, rhey
cold, for Btlft neck, for earache. .No \1.""1"1, u'('   results   so highly Interest-
family remedy half _> useful. ' lng u .l ,the. Benl ,ml ""'"' "w" te'
j presentatlve to   Ruthorglen, and it is
The largo 60 cent bottle Is the most  understood   that   they  have  boug.it
economical;  trial slse 25 cents.   All considerable quantities of tho ore
dealers,  or  the    Catarrhozone    Co.. I
Kingston. Canada.
: in., these claims
Granite us a forlo
i Somo lnontlis ago
the unelss and
hope for years,
business man iu
id in lake soni'
Should You Die Suddenly ?'
Keep the Root over tho Children's Head by a Tolley ia
OFIMCES:    Winnipeg, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Vancouver,
Calnary,    Regina.      Agents    Wanted.
Spotting   Ni-.w   Recruits
l'liu new British recruit, though still
In civilian clothing     may    be spotted
among tlio crowd by noting his pronunciation of Uio   following   words:
route, rations and reveille,   If b_ culls
ilium boldly   "rowt," rashioiis,"   a.id
"revally," it :�� a sign of military _u.
fluence exercised upon   tho   ordinary
civilian pronunciation of these words, j front
Hm  as fur aa wo know there is no      The hoot wus one
military authority for placing the ac- lying at the bottom
cent in "reservist" on tlm lirst instead
of tho second syllable, as oin hears it
sometimes,   The    pronunciation and
spoiling ot some other military terms
uro     moro     debatable.���Manchester
Professor Calm in Trenches
Lcr.turer    of    Manchester  University
Had  Unusual   Kxpericnce
1 found 11 French soldier busily on-
, gaged digging a shrapnel bali out of
his boot���a -ci mis place to find u
1 bullet] says 11 correspondent at  the
Cured of Piles
and Eczema
By Using Three Boxes of _>,���. Chase's
Mr. Abram Buhr, Herbert, Sask.,
���writes: "I want to say that 1 wus
troubled with eczema and piles and
suffered greatly from the itching,
burning sensations caused by these
annoying ailments. 1 sent for a free
samplo of Dr. chase's Olntmeut, and
this did me so much good that I
bought lliree boxes more, and after
using same was cured of both eczema
uud piles."
This ls the kind of letters ".ve receive
daily from people who have; been
cured of these distressing skin
eases by tlie use of Or. Chase's Ointment. No mutter how skeptical you
might he, you could not read these loiters for many days without concluding
that Ur. Chase's ointment ls undoubtedly the most prompt relief and
cer.'uin cure for  these ailments.
If you havo doubts send l'or a free
sample box and be convinced. It was
Ly use of a. free sample that Mr. Buhr
was convinced of the merits of this
treatment For sale at all dealers, or
Bdmanson, bates _ Co., Limited, _o-
of a spare pair
of his kuapsa k
nnd the thick sole had probably saved the Frenchman's life, tor It nail
arrested the bullet, which had passed
through the Knapsack's oilier contents.
Uut what surprised mo mosl wus
the Identity of fie soldier himself, lie
was Professor T. Tailovoix, lecturer
In French language nnd literature In
Manchester University,
Professor Tallavoix bellevoo thai
any man in the trenches can school
himself to disregard effects of continued "shelling.'' I thus
"Concentrate one's thoughts on ��� mon
one's hobby or something of inter-]son,
est," says Professor Tallavoix,
"For myself, my Interest lie* In research work, and, strange as ii may
seem, I have spent many happy hours
mentally, ln the British museum.
"1 pore over book; and make not-.s
but 1 must admit it is rather a shock
suddenly to come to oneself ind llnd
it Is a trench on a battlefield and not
my beloved museum around me."
To Cure Common Ailments
the Blood Must be Mado
Rich and Red
Nearly all the dlseusi s thai afteel
humanity are caused by bun blood
weak, watery blot d poisoned by im-
purines, Hud blood is lhe cause of
Headaches and "backaches, lumbago,
111(1 rheiii lutlsui; debility and ludi-
��� esiiou, neuralgia and othor nerve
troubles, and disflgurlug skin diseases like eczema and salt rheum
show how Impure the blood actually
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spring from the one cause���bad
blood. To Hire nny of tllBSl troubles
you musi gel right down to the root
of the trouble in the blooti, and that
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medicine talis,
Woodstock,  Oul.
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ises when" coin-
Alls, .lilllli Jack-
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.Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator
will  drive  worms  from    ihe system
dig.) without   injury to the cliild, because
ts   action,   while   fully   effective,   i:
Palestine a Problem
"One half of (he world knowelli not
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"Holy Moses!" said the skeptic, ''I
didn't know there were so many peo-
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Egyptian Newspaper Points Out
Some Difficulties of Present
The French newspapers quote
Cairo Arabian daily newspaper
VVataui as saying:
"From geographical considerations
j Palestine is to Egypt what Albania
I Is 10 Italy or the Netherlands tu Great
I Britain, Current eveuU have proved
! that Egypt ean be one day or another
! threatened from that quarter. There-
j fore it is absolutely indispensable for
t Great Britain that this country should
J become a neutral state or be aiin.ix-
j nl. But the objection to a British
occupation of Palestine is that it the
j province opens a door on Egypt it
ulso holds the relation to this country
ot an exit, and the presence of a
British garrison in Palestine would
keep the inhabitants of Syriti awake.
So it is better to solve the problem
by neutrality."
The London Globe in Ihis connection -resurroets the formation of a new
Jewish kingdom. Thus would the
prophecies of Moses and other prophets be fulfilled concerning the Jewish
renaissance destined to prepare for
the coming of Chris'.
I oth    nervous    troubles    and  a   run
down condition und    experienced    a ]
complete euro through the use of Dr.
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from neuralgia, and a general debil- j
Ity of the nerves and system.    I had
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1 began the Pills I hud grown so bad
that   1 could  hardly  he on    my feet!
and was forced to wear elastic band-,
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suffered al times from tlie neuralgia
was terrible.   1 had ulmost given up j
hope when I began the use   of Dr,
Williams'   Pink  Pills.    In  the  course
of a few  weeks  I felt an improvement, and 1 gladly continued the use j
of  the  Pills until  1  was once more
quite well unit -,ble to attend to all
I my household duties." 1
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Vanity of Leaders
General's Baggage and Abil.'.y is Contrasted
It may be laid down as a military
axiom that a general's ability is nol
measured by the amount of baggage
he Hikes to 'war.
It is said that when Gen. Sir John
French embarked to lake command
of the British forces nil the baggage
he took was contained In a single
suit case.
When Stonewall Jackson started
out on a campaign ho took along no
personal baggage except a withered
carpet bag ot ancient pattern, and
even this modest receptacle waa bin
half tilled. Both iheso generals boar
distinguished reputations as successful leaders.
Contrariwise, when Napoleon III.,
Emperor of France, left 1'aris In 1ST"
to take command of the armies
which, no said, were gning straight
to Berlin, he took aloug forty-cig.i:
trunks, besides a most voluminous
kitchen and bedroom .equipage. The
Germans got every scrap of it all t
Sedan. His son, the Prince Imperial,
escaped from Sedan and the beleaguering Germans with his personal effects, which tilled a special
train of rive cars.
The Kaiser travels in a great train
surrounded by a large staff with
car loads'-of luggage and 11 special
kiulieu with several chefs.
Fresh Supplies in Demand.���V. herr-
vor Dr. Thomas' Bclectrlo Oil has been
introduced Increased supplies have
been ordered, showing that wherever
i it goes this excellent Oil impresses its
j power on the people. No matter ;n
what latitude il may be found its potency is never impaired, lt is put up
In most portable shape in bottles and
can he carried without fear of break-
The weather forecaster hud crossed
the Styx and was swelling around
among the other shades, lolling what
a smari man ho was 011 earth. At last
a venerable shade approached the
I weather forecaster and said:
"Why do you wear an those mod-
I als?"
"1 was the champion weather forecaster while 1 was on etuth," was the
I rep!).
"It is strange that I never got any
1 medal?,' mused the venerable shade.
I "Why?" r.sked the weather forecast-
. er. "Who are you?"
! "I am Noah," replied the venerable
I shade.���Cincinnati Enquirer.
Reduced by Asthma.���The constant
strain of asthma brings the patient to
a dreadful state of hopeless exhaustion, Early use should by all meads be
made of the famous Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Asthma Remedy, which liure
than any other nets quickly and surely on the air passages and brings
blessed help and comfort. N'o home
where asthma is present in the least
I degree should be without this great
! remedy.
A sailor was called Into lhe witness
box to give evidence,  "Well, sir," suid
the lawyer, "do you know the plaintiff
and defendant?"
"I don't know the drift of them
words," answered tlio sailor.
"What! Not know the inclining if
'plaintiff and 'doi ntl.ini".'" continued
lho lawyer. "A pretty fellow you are
to come here as a witness! Can you
lell uie where on board tli_ ship it was
this man struck ihe other?"
"Abaft ibo binnacle," snid lhe sailor.
"Abaft the binnacle," snid the lawyer.   "What do you mean by that?"
"A pretty fellow you," responded
the sailor, "to come liere as a lawyer,
and don't know what 'abaft the binnacle' means!"���Case and Comment.
A Neighbor Told
Him To Take
A Horrified Mother
1    A Louisville woman, who ic some-
I what of a crunk on hygiene and who
i brings up her small daugn.er accord-
1 ing to the latest methods, took the
i child on a day train to a nearby little
town.   The   mother   sighed   as   she
glanced at the dusty velvet seat and
j cloudy windows.   The youngster, bow-
ever,'folded her manicured fingers in
I her white pique lap and apparently
i tried to absorb as little dirt as possible.   Looking up from her toagazliic,
i the immaculate parent was horrified
I to find the small (laughter's jaws work-
! ing violently.
"What Imve you in your mouth."
she demanded at once.
"Gum." :-:iid the child.
��� Where did you get it?" gasped the
The child pc.in.ed to a clean, round
spot on the grimy windowsill.
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A young lawyer hart been appointed
to defend a negro who was too poor
to employ counsel for himself. Eager
fo:1 an acquittal the young attorney
challenged several jurors who, he
aald might have a prejudice against Ills
"Are tlieve any others?" he whispered to the negro.
"No, boss," said the defendant, "but
Ah wants yo ter challenge dat judge.
Ah'se been convicted undah him several times now and Ah think he's got
er prejudice erglust me."
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cured nie, It is about two nnd a half
years since I quit, taking them.   My
buck ',. nil riirltt ; no pains and no
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"Did you see anything tliar. partfcul-
arly struck your fancy when you were
luoking around the furniture shops today?" asked a yoi ng husband of his i
bride ou her return from . tour of
furniture Inspection.
"Yes," she replied, "I saw something
exceedingly pretty in 1 joking glasses."
"1 have no doubt you did," he observed, "if you looked into them."
And the halo of a calm, sweet peace
rests upon that home.
All   Ge.many it Knitting
Kuiuiug stockings is a sacred
Lhing to the girls and women of Germany. Every idle moment is beiag
used for llie laudable purpose of providing tlie German soltiiers in the buttle line with good, solid, "home made''
in the streot cars, in the cafes, on
Hi? benches 111 ihe park���everywhere
can be seen busy hands with still
busier needles.
Of late the women of Berlin have
been somewhat exasperated. The
management of the municipal street
car service has announced that knitting slot-kings while silting iu the
cars must cease.
Conductors have been furnished
with copies of the solemn '"ukase,"
which requires them to ask women
engaged in tills occupation to stop
it or "kindly i.lep outside."
The reason given by ilie $;'cet car
management is that there is considerable danger of passengers falling into the needles.
Not Her Fault
A little girl, about six years old.
was visiting friends and  during
course  of  ihe  conversation  oile
them remarked;
"I hear von have a new little
"1'es," answered the little girl;
"just [wo weeks old."
"Did you want it to be a little
girl?" asked the friend,
"No. 1 wanted it to be a bey," she
replied; "but it came while I was at
school."���Xew York Globe.
She was giving orders at an cxpreai
speed, for thty were married; and ho,
though meek and submissive, was beginning io turn, like the proverbial
"Do you think," lie Inquired sarcastically, "that you rule the whole universe'. '
"Xo," she snapped; " but 1 rule l'.-_
fast letter of it."
aw a Granuiated Eyelids,
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A Neutral Naval Officer Tells of the Difficulties iliai the British
Fleet have to Contend with, and the Success thai lias
Attended their   Efforts
There bas been a tendency lately In
the American, English   and neutral
pr. ss lo criticise the    Ilritish    naval
strategy, and io imply that the British j
navy has nol shown the efficiency *.n
be  expected   of  it.    1  wish  to  show
what ihe British navy has accomplished, ibe requirements of-British
naval strategy, and the difficulties
under whicli tin British UJiv.v operates.    For what the British uuvy has
accomplished tin ilritish people should
V11 tiic deepest gratitude.
until Britain is compelled ill to
watch wiih increasing vigilance, ulghi
and day, the iwo outlets from tbe
jS'urlli Sea    ninny hundreds    of miles
apart   the   English   channel   to   the
aotith aini the wide stretch ot BOveral
hundred  miles between Scot lit ml  and
Norway to the north; (It) to maintain
n pin mi or line of scoui-. from Denmark In Holland, so as to prevent a
surprise   atlack]   til)   to   stop   and
cm,mine all mei'cllt.ut shipping pass-1
ing through tllOBO waters;   ill to convoy English troops   and supply shipsl
to France;  (B) 10 chase and destroy I '���"'
German   conunorco   raiders;    nil to
wcich all neutral   porta   in    which
Uerman merchant   ships am   lying;
(7) to proven) lho invasion ot England by Germany by guarding a tremendous length of Ilritish coast line
so that the menace lo the Herman
tn ct, transports, and supply ships will
lie so great that raids will he few a.id
far between,   uiul   so   that the time
Britisli shipping ana cm BritiBh communications with tholi amy In
The difficulties under which the
British navy operates an' tremendous,
To carry out the necessities of tneir|
strategy, which 1 have already outlined, requires to a certain extent a'
division of their forces, lu the North
Sea ni ibe present time there arc only '
six hours of dnylll'III, and heavy fogs!
and snow storms prevail during a ���
large pan of ibe time. Tlo: temperature oi tin North sea is frequently bo-
low zero. There Is do rest nlglii or day
for ilir nn!! Nn innn knows wbelli r
or not Uie nc_ moment may be his
last,  whother or not in  a  twinkling
"i an eye 1 lay be dumped Into the
Icy depths, The repair, supply and
coaling of this enormous llcot Is a
problem of greal difficulty, for the
forces at sea must never be seriously
Taking into consideration iho facts
tbat many  incut officers, including
Sir Percy Scott, the father of modern
iincry, staled bi fore the war Hint
lho submarine had mude the battleship obsolete!; that Qroat Britain is
of   necessity   forced   lo     divide   her
All Germany
Must Now Enlist
Opinion is That Spring Will See Gigan-1
tic Effort to Break Allies or
information recently to baud points
in a  fresh  development  of German i
military power,   it is apparently the
intention, since the trained' armies
have failed  to provoke a decision, lo
call up the whole manhood of the!
OOUIltry, to set every available Indus-1
try to work upon the manufacture o_
arms, ammunition a r. equipments und '
lo prepare in Ibe spring lo crush ���.he,
lo perish  in tlie   11-
allies' armies or
"Tlie situation
"The German
is   briefly     as     fob
kerntruppe -namely,
Heel; thai her superiority lo tl.e Ger
mails in dreadnoughts is only live to
Hire.; that Hie Germans are able lo
make a sortie at any moment by day i
or night in concentrated force; that
Hie British licet is in the position of a
man wilb  liis arni.i bound, unable to
that the
spent  by lhe raiding Heels will be '��-1 strike back   hut I'eelinir sur-
sufficient l�� land troops, artillery aud  hour ot vegeance wil sm_ be ni-v
supplies;  is, to prevent the Belg an    ��� Gre.     ri Bins   1 Is mistress3oi
pons from hems used as submarine    , fl hLS bM_ ab^o carry
bases, and to assist the extreme let ; olU t  ���    ��J ' !   .    �� ��_
ol the allies on the Belgian coast; i.9)   R��� tllis ^^ t '  t*        ,
!:_.!:.'. P!f_:_!L!!!m:l!_<!J���_1_^(;:i:i Ilritish naval strategy and efficiency
have been of a high order.
gaged in dragging for mines laid iiy
siiips (lying a neutral Hag, and to
lay mines themselves oft 'he Herman
British strategy in  time of peace
has  provided, in spite of the peace
hie requirements of German naval  c'!'(,)k,1-1.,,'." Parliament, such   a large
' ..... ol, , I.l.ll I    I    . ,. ,.       .....nr,... ...... .. .'..�����        .,	
strategy are very   simple,   for at tne
present timte Hi .many can afford to
shipbuilding  programme    lhat Great
Britain now occupies a stronger post
allow the Britisli to retain control of. 10u. relative to Germany than at the
the sea, as she still lias sufficient I beginning of the war, In spite of the
supplies on band to last until about j loss 0l aDol't 3 per cent, of her total
June, 1915. The Germans realize, of. ."J Power. In the next six monilis
course, that, eventually their main fleet! e',"'. supoi'dreadnoughts will be finish-
Will have to light.' German strategy ?d ""' the *rencli licet, and two foi
consist in remaining under cover 0f Japan,   If Great Britain desires these
mines and fortifications, where the
British cannot purisibly reach them;
laying mines far and wide, particularly off English ports in channels or
localities much-used by Britisli men-
of-war and large vessels; keeping up
the spirits of the German people, and
spreading panic Ihrough fear of invasion among the civilians in England
ships, the six Japanese and French
ships will be turned over to her, and
manned by her naval forces, an addition .to the British fleet of 14 vessels
of the most powerful and modern
type, and equivalent in gun power and
lighting strength to the first 18 German dreadnoughts.
Those amateur strategists in Eng-
by bombardment of unfortified ports;   land who demand    that    the British
picking off, with submarines, one by
one, the British battleships, finally,
when the preponderance of, the British
fleet has been reduced, and when
ignorant meddlers in parliament have
compelled lhe division of the British
fleet, the plan is to make a sortie and
co centrated attack on one pint of lhe
British fleet with the entire strength
of the German navy, with battleships,
battle cruisers, light cruisers, destroyers, mine layers, and, if conditions permit, with submarines, Zeppelins and a.'-oplanes. At, the same
time, fast cruisers of thu Emden type
will slip through the -North sea in
the    prevailing   confusion,    paralyze
should charge madly over mine fields
to get at the Germans simply ask
Great Britain to commit suicide as a
nation, for time works on the side of
the allies. The situation of lhe allies
does not render the taking of chances
necessary, but criminal; a policy of
watchful waiting must bo pursued.
When a few noncoinbatants in an unfortified town are killed, thi English
should remember that millions upon
millions are suffering in France,
Poland, Belgium and Galicia, and give
their fleet tne deepest confidence and
gratitude, for in the British fleet, 1
believe, every man is doing his duty.���
'New York Times.
The Seed Grain Rate
Farmers Must Produce G.G.A. Certificate to Get Privilege
The three railways, C.P.R., C.N.R.,
nnd G.T.P., have hit upon a plan which
Ihey believe will do away with the
overwhelming amount of fraudulent
classifications which has forced theni
to cut out the special rates ou seed
grain in other years.
From now on all farmers . isliing to
take advantage of the seed grain rate
will have to secure a certificate from
lhe nearest :ocal agent of Ihe Grain
Growers' Association of Manitoba and
.Saskatchewan or the I'nited Farmers
of Alberta. This certificate will have
to be signed hy the provincial secretary and lhe farmer himself and will
certify lo lhe fact that the grain to
be shipped is for seed purposes. Those
certificates will be given to all farmers whether or not they arc members
of any of the associations.
In years iinst the railways state,
large proportion!! of the Wheat crop
have been shipped as seed grain.
Much of this, they believe, was not
what it was said to be and to avoid
this fraud in the future they held a
meeting with the secretaries ot the
Grain Growers' Associations and hit
upon the certificate plan. They did
not wish to cut oft the special rate
entirely as it injured the honest
A number of Prussian Guardsmen
wounded in Hie great light on November 11 are now at the Woolwich Hospital. As an instance .ot the consider-,
ation shown to these guests I may
mention that a par-senger lift is being
installed to obviate the difficulty that
was found ln taking these exceptionally large men with comfort up and
down  the stairs.���London Chronicle.
Jews in British Army
Ten Thousand Are  Serving    at    the
Present Jime���Many Killed
and Wounded
More than 10,000 Jews are now-
serving in the British army and navy
and the army casualty lists show that
six officers and over forty enlisted
men have been killed and 15. reported
wounded or missing in addition.
These figures are compiled by the
Rev. Michael Adler, the senior Jewish
chaplain to the forces. The Rev.
Adler has a son iu the Royal Fusiliers
and he himself expects lo leave for
the front, soon.
"Before the war" says the Rabbi,
���'Ihere were only 500 Jews In the service. Since the war all sections of
Jews, rich and poor, have responded.
Two of our men have received distinguished conduct medals. There are
a large number of Jewish officers and
men in Hie Australian forces in Egypt,
while others took part in the operations iu Samoa and New Guinea.
Among the Canadian troops arc about
;100 Jews, mostly sons of naturalized
Russian Jews. Jewish soldiers are to
be Ijund also in all the training centres in England."
Little Mary's mother was writing a
letter to her sister one day, and Mary,
w���o did everything her mother did,
was writing also. As she legan she
looked up and said:
'Mamma, low do you sped 'aunt'���
the kind tbat aiu't a bug?"
A merchant who had been travelling
some months was Informed upon his
return of the death of a valued friend.
A few days later he called on the bereaved widow to offer his expressions
of sympathy. During the visit he remarked :
''I was a good friend of your late
husband. Is there not something of
his which 1 could have as a memento
of him?"
She raised to his her velvety brown
eyes, which a few moments before
were moist with tears, and said:
"How would I do?"
the army active, and Its yo ingest
Bervea on whom the highest. Qerinnnl
hopes wel'0 sit, failed In lis mission.!
Tiic remainder of the trained reservists came up Into line In llie form of
drafts, and of reserves, landwehr and
In mist iiriii  formations.
Germany   was  saved  from  invasion i
but  there was Bt 111 no decision, and |
the armies of    the   allies were    slill
unbroken and defiant,   Tlicre remain-1
el nothing bul to fall back upon untrained men   ami this apparently is
what Germany is doing.
Germany began the war with Hi'2,-
ono iill rani,.', of the peace establishment with 1,180,000 men or the '.-
serve, 070,000 landwehr of the Hist
ban, 1,000,000 landwehr of the second
ban. or mon up lo 30V_ years of age.
These were all fully trained men
and the total iu round numbers came
up io 4,800,000 incii.
Germany has approximately .000,-
000 men in line In ihe west and 1,000,-
000 in the .-asi, excluding communication troops. Her losses cannot be
estimated with precision, but, excluding slightly wounded who have relumed to lhe colors, tbey are certainly not less than 1,000,000 men. Considering also that the sick men musi he
numerous on account of the slra.n
imposed upon the troops at lhe oppn-
��� the war; consideilng lhe waste
due to climatic causes, especially in
the east;    and    considering also the
9J31U     'SllOSU.tllS   pill!   11._ Ill (f   UOtldl!.!.!
is good reason io suppose that the
supply of fully trained men is practically used up, lu the sense that there |
are but few more left for drafting.
In order to find future drafts and to
Increase the numbers and the larger
units at the front, it is necessary for
Germany to make a heavy call upon
ihe people.
lt has been lhe practice In Germany
for many years to allow young men
liable for service to posipoi e their
entry into the army from the age of
20 to 21 or 22 and in some cases even
to a higher age. This was rendered
all the more easy because up to the
passage of the law in 1913, less than
half of the contingent of the year was
actually incorporated. The result
was that, instead of anticipating cou-
'ngents like Napoleon, the Germans
saved tl.em up and provided th.ra-
selves with a lirst recruiting reserve,
of which a considerable pa-t is probably already ill Service at the front
and at the depots. The last year for
which complete German recruiting
statistics are available is 1011. In
that year there were 563,000 youths
of 20 examined for ihe lirst time, 308,-
000 youths of 21, adjourned from the
previous yea;-, 289,000 adjourned from
the year 1909 and 51,000 over the age
of 22. This gave about 1,271,000
youths liable to sendee and the situation in 1914, vlien the war began,
must have been r.ot very different.
This is the lirst source upon which
the German military administration
will naturally draw.
Germany has at her disposal first,
th3 1911 contingent and recruiting
reserve, approximately 1,000,000;
secondly, the Ersatz men and lirst
ban lahdsturm ::,OU0,0UO, and thirdly
the youths under 20, say 1,000,000.
Considering, however, that seme in-
i ependent Ersatz formations have
been placed In the field; that many
ymths arc already serving a_- volunteers; that quite a number f-om Die
Iandsturm lirst ban have marched
with the other trained men of the
Bocond ban and finally, thnt, many
men are abroad and have been unable lo return, the totai number of
untrained men who are in process of
incorporation and training is 4,000,-
000, or thereabouts. It is not safe to
put the figure down at anything less.
These 4,000,000 men wero entirely
untrained until the first of them were
called up, They are inferior to the
i erman serving troops in physique
and constitution and many of Ihcm
are old as wirfare goes nowadays.
The grcat majority arc married and
without much ta '.o and talent for
soldiering so lhat one can expect a
steady deterioration in the quality if
German troops from now on, especially as it will be hard to find arrangements for such numbers. On the other
hand, the military spirit of Germany
will overcome many difficulties and
as the Germans have recently given
Austria a million rifles for her Iandsturm there mu_.-t be no lack of small
arms. Krupp and Ehrhardt no longer
possess the monopoly of warlike material. Every artillery industry is hard
at work and though the lack of copper
is serious, there is as yet no definite
sign that the war ot attrition interferes materially with the provision
of things needed for German troops.
American Journalist Writes a Scathing indictment of United States
Diplomacy! und in Hit in * I .angungc Condemns the Position
taken l>> Wilson Administration on War Subject
Edward P. Hell, London correspond-  ert_ tbe strewing of the open sea Willi
ent of the London Dally News, is of I long lived floating mines, all involving
ihe opinion, gathered irom Informa- enormous sacrines of life and wear...
iimi in interviews with men of import, j without commensurate military a.i-
anee throughout Europe, that the Unit- Mintage. Again and again one hears
cd States has incurred the enmity of I nun of repute say that Mr. Wilson has
all the belligerent nations   ad that revealed his own cowardice, degraded
with tlie close of the war this nation the presidency, dishonored American
will face Isolation and peril.   Mr. Bel!   political and moral   traditions,   These
says: | outbursts do not proceed from reseat-
"Conversations with persons of
force representing the sentlmi nis of
Groat   Britain,   France,   Russia,   Italy,
Germany, and Austria compel the conviction thai the United States is making no  real  friends  iii  Ibis  war.  On
the contrary, it is Impossible nol to
sec that the American name is suffering and thai col ivably the republic
Is laying up grave trouble for Itself
III the future.
"The general charge against our
country is Hint we are displaying
shameless lack of Idealism, chivalry,
magnanimity and courage, Briton.!,
frenchmen, Russians and Italians
blame America for ignoring the invasion of Belgium and the violations nt|���I��
tho   conventions of The Hague   and  f, ,,
ment of Mr. Wilson's protest With ������
gnrd to British and French treatment
of trade with neutral countries. Every-
one admits that Mr. Wilson Is bound
in protect the neutral commerce 'f
America as far as be can.
' "The Indictment against lis fo lar
as I can measure it simply Is this:
We abdicated ignominously and ran
awuy when grcat questions of morals
and humanity wero concerned du:
promptly recovered onr s.mjc of duty
and our courage when the state or
war threaicned to reduce tho profits
of lho copper kings anl otherwise
penalize America materially.
"Now if we have lost, at least for
the time being, the friendly and res
et fn
think 1
consideration of the   Allies. I
cannot possibly be said thai
then springing Into the international
arena    with a protest relating cxclit-
slvelv to matters of trade. The argu-
_..i'_i. ' t^l|0rP!_.t?'..0aTave to-m,,,, ... s���ak of ,-= w;,, _-,,
we  have gained the high opinion
affection of the Teutonic empires. My
experience is that influential Germans
:.gainst   the violations of the treaties
and the principles of civilized warfare
he could have protested wi'h a vastly
renter effecl  against   the arbitrary
and possibly indefensible Interference I "j"',,
They accuse us of clinging to England,
of enduring its 'arrogant monopoly ot
the sen,' of tolerating British control
of cables largely owned by American .
and  otherwise of  showing  ourselves
With American cargoes.'
"Europeans, profoundly misunderstanding the Americans, as nearly
every nation misunderstands every
other, always have referred to the
people of Hie t'nitel Stairs as 'dollar
peopie,' and the policy of President
Wilson in the present war has crystalled lho pervasive impression Into
a sharp and universal postulate.
"It serins that the whole of Enron.!
is hardening against America. I understand that Innumerable persons will
dispute this; I understand that diplomacy and pious aspiration will go on
using the language of futility and
sham, but one cannot doubt, as matters sland, that when peace comes the
United States will have no hand tn
making it;     that its isolation in _H
"It is asserted on every hand that. events so far as Europe is concerned
ths Americans witnessed unmoved��� ��� will be nearly complete, and the main-
that is, so far as official action was tenance ot not only Its own traditional
concerned���the crueilkion of Belgium,, policies In the western hemisphere but.
the killing and maiming of women its own national security will require
and children and other non-combat- the utmost naval and military strength
ants, thi' destructon of private prop-: of which it is capable."
Must Not Underrate Enemy: Russia, H&S  A
Powerful Navy
Lord Charles Berssford Sounds Warning  Note, Though  Sure Allies
Will  Ultimately Win
Speaking at a recruiting meeting
at Darlington, Admiral Lord Charles
Beresford said that:
"This was tile war of exhaustion,
and we would be ibe last to be exhausted. But we must not underrate
our enemy. We bad to hold our own
against hordes of bar. arians, It was
supposed by some that the var would
be ended by economic forces. He
might not bo a goo" economist, but he
did not himself quite believe it. It
would be when thry got the Germans
back into their own country that tho
desperate fighting would begin, and
he did not think that the economic
question would shorten or end Hie
"We .-,-ere not going to put the Human empire on its back in six months
or a year. But no matter how greal
the struggle or what sacrifices were
involved we should win in the end. We
had got to humble and humiliate Germany. We had got to take the whole
of her fleet, every sin.de vessel that
mounted a gun, down to .". torpedo
boat. We lad got to take their forts,
we would do nothing in the way of
reprisals of a brutal character. _When
we reached the Krupps, let us sell the
magnificent tools fojnul there for making warlike machines, and give the
proceeds to the benefit of Belgium.
(Cheers). The allies would insist that
Germany snould he disarm :d except
for police purposes."
"Did you occupy your last pulpit
with credit?" inquired the church trustee.
"There was never any cash connected with it."
The Kaiser has isBucd ar. order to
hi_ troops io use dum-dum bullets, alleging that the Allies persist in usinc
them. He alleges that he order :::
cruelly agalns'. his will.
The King of Bavaria has commanded that when a standard bearer is
killed with the flag in his hand, that
a silver plate with his name and a
short description of the circumstances
shall be nailed on the standard.
Trust in the Navy
Stragetic Plans Are Well Conceived
and  Productive of  Results
Tl.e admiralty has not been "caught
napping." .Many months "go, in times
of peace, the most skilled brains at
the disposal of the nation thought out
a war plan. This plan is in operation,
as modified and proved by the daily
experience of actual war. Its goodness or badness can only be tested
fi.ally when the day comes that the
enemy seeks battle iu strength.
But in the meantime the admiralty
has given proof, in one engagement
after another, that its strategic plans
are well conceived and productive of
cumulative victories. It it were, in
fact, a bad plan, the public which has
never been to sea, could not improve
It. is'o war plan whatever that
could bo drawn up by men who knew
the conditions of naval warfare would
allow the strength of the fleet to ..-e
frittered away by lining up the ships
like a squad ot i::effectivo recruits
along tlie shores.
Recalling these simple fat's we shall
be willing to trust the admiralty ln
the future, as in the past, and not to
begin shouting I'.at the country is in
ruins because a squib haj fallen in
our own backyard. That future is,
beyond doubt, extremely Interesting,
It has possibilities of many kinds���
but no possibility of defeat while wc
k ep our trade.���London Daily Sketch.
Thoroughly   Modernized   and   Greatly
Strengthened Since War With
From     the    days  when  Peter  tha
Great, in a ship which his own hands
had helped to construct, led his flee:
I to attack the Turks, Russia has had a
' naval  tradition.    It    was  Peter,   too,
j who wrested Sweden's Baltic province
i from her, and built  almost    on  the
| shore of the Gulf of Finland, hi3 new
; capital,   called   after     himself,    anl
i which, after having borne for a nnm-
ber of years the name ot another and
! even more notable Peter, ha_, just had
; Us original    Russian name aagin be-
' stowed on it.   By removing his capiral
. from Moscow to Petrograd, Peter not
j only helped to bring his people mora
into contact with tlie rest of Europe,
i but himself became transformed from
the semi-oriental Czar of Mu.-covy into
|       .._iuperor of All the Russias, whose
I Influence  and   interests   needed   tor
j their maintenance an efficient degree
| uf sea power.    That tradition which
| Peter left has always retained its pot-
| ency, and despite neglect and nialad-
��� ministration, which    at  times    over-
! shadowed it, the Russian navy is today
i far more powerful than is generally
1 known.    The lesson  of the war with
.Japan    has been taken to bear;, and
i the result has been the creation of a
j     idern and efficient fleet, str'.nger in
every way than before that disastrous
campaign. Russia, too, has beer in the
forefront cf construction, and some remarkable ships have at various times
been put to her credit.
I if the four tlects possessed by Rus-
, sla at the outbreak of war with japan,
! two survived intact, but only one can
��� be taken into account  In connection
with Inter   developments.   The   four
' Meets are. respectively, th" Baltic, ibe
; Black Sea.    Pacific and Caspian, and
] two of tbem, the Baltic and Pacific,
| were practically annihilated. That tbe
1 others escaped  was primarily due  '.o
.ihe fact that the major portion of Hie
Black Sea fleet was not permitted to
' pass tlie Dardanelles, and the Caspian
fleet,   of   minor importance,    is,    of
course, confined to  her own  waters,
from which there is no outlet.
In reviewing the Russian navy as it'
exists today, it is advisablj to start
with the Baltic fleet, as Russia's principle naval operations will doubtless take place in taht sea. The
great majority of the ships are mod-
iru; of those that survived the Russo-Japanese war only two are in the
first class. These are the "Tzsareviich"
of 1_,90_ tons, and the "Siava" of 1?,,-
..00 tons. The first named ship carries four 12 inch, twelve C inch, t\-
inch guns, and.bas two torpedo tubes.
Her speed is 18 knols. She was bmlt
in France In 1890, but the "Slava" was
laid down in the Neva shipyards three
years later. The armament is similar,
with the exception of twenty ;; pound-
irs, replacing the 1.8 inch and 1.4 inch
guns of the "Tszarevitch," and the
-.Slava" is belter protected. The speed
The CoriseJv.tHve Pa ty
I now c ..'ic to n s tbject on which
I have decide I views of   uiv   ewu.
lu kreattug this   .    ct I  will eu
den ,'.or ti i    roui  uiy o\\ n
��� lit we arc   nl-
narrow   nud
��� ai, uud I i an .Iil that
imi-.-, dia'.ely   i (Tei   ���    us     I .tt    n-.
; _     1.1 ... i   ih ���  farm,
��� he _ ik in I .<.- . . the 1 Iind i
���ii i Lil ernln havi
i h i; knack ��l linking tint nil
thnl is re: ttiretl I Province m
D. n ini n I high n  wall
Ion   tl it: Un- yellow
. ��� n could u vcr it even il
he rati ul     . un Pekin  be
fore he      '    ii ���      .xclusion
..l tlu ''.... 1 nnt prohibit
him Ei hii ci in the world's
mm ket in . ill help tn to com-
bal hiu    tli e   six   million
eggs that cai n China were
oot raised on lies around here
ret.ted to Jup oi L .inks.
Time and sp ��� _��� " not permit me
to go intocU ;il i. show the amount
of British nd Aim can capital that
has gone ii.to Chin i iu:l Japan to
develop tin w mntries. The
amount of ni< i.ey thut i.s being sent
out of here lc llu e couiitiies b>
Chinese And (apauese workmen is
only u drop in the ocean of wealth
that is flooding the Orient from
English speaking cotir.-cs. Coal ot
the very best quality has been dis
cover. ! hi OWnn, and is now com-!
pciitig ��iili the world s   nies with
the quality of  ihe  caal   and   the i
cheap labor'ir China,   the  B,   C.I
miner ii s, lotjt) mind, mote reason
to keep tli ��� iiii".��� rvit of the mines]
..I II. C, t'liaii to . c nil him back   to
his own counliy  with   the knowledge he has* ucquired here,   Here
lie may do   something   with  him,
but in his ..un lu ml lu- can do noth-
Horn- At Ml   Joseph's   Jlospita
on Monday, Mine-, 15 to Mr,  aid
Mrs, Cecil Smith, a .1 nighter,
.   The flagpole lo he erected o"
the po-t   ofiice grounds is  hein
made ready  l>\  Mr. ii-  .1    Millet
he having secured'he  job of put
ti ig  up  the   mdc  from  the con
tl ICtlllS.
Mrs. Barber of Happy Valley is
Should   iron   be  discovered   iu
large quantities in China,   close  to I n visitor 111 the village,
the caul region there is no savin.',,     [Justice Smith  is takin
imi China in lhe near  future  will Stewart and pnity 1
oil   111!
election stumping expedition, The
boat was already and the "cargo"
aboard on Tuesday, but the weather
was so br.d, a j-t-irt could not be
One of the funny things at th
..ijjJ V   lM *
^"J_~ i_
the c.-ntre and Sheffield of lhe
.volhi. Wc have had a sample ol
what s v cur iiii iii the eg.; I>"sii cs>
I'llis i.s only a I egillllillg of her
ictivitl. a lier soil is 1 ie most
nun velhuts in Asia, and all she has
to do i.s to erow European products I Conservative meeting on Saturday
and she has the world tit her feet, I night was the light in which a
In ihe manufacture of paper Ohina|Couple of old village dogs Indulged
can get her spruce and hemlock In .during the pro ess of tlm meeting,
B, C or elsewhere, take it home I They were finally thrown out into
und make it into the finished article I the rain when they immediately
take it over here, pay duty, freightLeased their .squabbling and went
an 1 insurance, and then undersell | home,
the Inline manufacture, It has
been known   where the   Japanese
The basket bal. team took the
measure of Courtenav on Tuesday
evening,   score   23   to   11.     The
have  even     produced      .merit-tin
school books and sold theni in the j Comox bays averaged 25 lbs heavier than the Valley City boys, and
it was just like bumping against a
wall to butt into one of theni.
Mrs. P. _. Anderton is improving very fast at St. Josephs hospital,
She expects to be home in a couple
of weeks.
Miss Vogel of Lazo is a patient
nt the hospital.
Dr Montgomery had the misfortune to sprain his ankle while going
to  the   hospital   111 e  evening   last
United States for less that could be
made there.
When 1 hear the Asiatic question
I get that tired leelitig, and walk
away. The question to my mind,
is not how we are going to keep
them out or get rid of those we
have got, but how in the name of
God are we going to compete witli
bun if we let him stay home. And
another otiestion is if we keep him
out of our market with his  gcods.
Irish Concert
and all
Mi fsAK
..- U __��__&.
5 v K .TEL
i. c.
.   ,   .......  ..'-.- ii of Naniaino
it I.iqi     1 and Cigars
C   A.    faitiu,   Prop.
is it not possible that he may keep, Week.
1 us out of his market with our goods I There will be a Conservative
or whit is worse, so undersell US nlieililg in the Gou.t House on
in his own country as to prohibit | Saturday evening at whicli Mr
us even approaching it with our Ma��� 0,, wj|| be present and deliver
l>- ds. ! an address.
Services at St. Peter's, Comix,
on Sunday at 11 a. 111., Sunday
School at 2 p. 111., and evensong at
7 30 in lhe evening
Mrs. Fred. Richardson wh 1 has
beet) staying wiih lur s'ster Mrs.
Ray, leaves ou Eridiy morning for
her home in Shnilghnessa\ heights,
The ladies of Coinox have forwarded a second consignment of
knitted sdeks and helmets, etc, for
the boys at the front.
A good story is going the rounds
about the soldiers at Lasso, While
doing guard duty along ilie road
leading to the Wireless station three
.separate parlies passed. As thjy
came up t'le guard halted each in
turn, with "Halt, who goes
there?'1 The first iwo happened
lo lie soldiers, and gave llle counter
sign and were allowed to pass, bin
th* third, when challenged answe.i-
ed "None of your business," ti
whicli lhe guard replied "Pass ou
Canadian, all's well."
The Cc lay Hotel
:/...)  .om  un
for Guests
The Ceutral Ilo :l tor Sportsmen
tJohf  bat ll     -���'.-. ST WINES and
T,!i,M''���'RS   .   the Bar
RA   .      I.E.    ONA HI,Iv
OHN 3N,      Prop
The ladies of the Presbyterian Church,
despite the conn er attraction at Cnuiber-
1 in.. anil the ihu.itcn njr weather, had a|
full I11111.se at   tlieir   ei.tertaiuuieiit   last
lligllt,    The chair was occupied by Rev.
T. M_i7.ies, v..10 jlliciated in  his  usual
happy inanner. and also gave a reading, 1
"Jamie Kutier and the Owl." which was I
much enjoyed.
Ii. I,in Ion who is a host in himself,
was on deck in two character songs,
M icXainai.i.s Band," and "lie couldn't
st ,j the Hand" and an encore. |
A   sexette.   "The   Wearing    of   tlie 1
Green." by the Misses Beattie and Mrs.
Cain; bill,Messrs.   Burnett,   Shepherd,
and Morris _i was well rendered,
Mr, \V. Duncan gave a reading, "Tbs I
Waking of Darby (V Reunion.
Dr. .Morrison sang   -When Irish Eyes I
arc Shining, " and also gave an exhibit- |
ion of swinging file clubs, both of which
were much enjoyed. 1
.Mrs. 1 a Ipbel! sang "Killiiiiev' and
Mr. Re,d "Asthorc,"  very   acceptably, i
"Miss Maloney on fit- Chinese  question" by Miss   lleattie, and the   "Kerry'
Dances" by Mr. Burnett,   and   "Barney
Hi!lif.an's Courtship" by Dr.   Crompton
were well received.
The ducts "Silver Threads Among the
Colli" by Mrs. Blair and J. Aston, and j
"Maying" by .Mr. and Mrs. Mclntyre
received well merited encores, and were
responded to by "Sweet Adeline" and
"The Battle live," resuectively,
Mr. Shepherd sang "Whit Patdy
Gave the Drum."
The sketch, "In Want of a Servant,,
in two acts was well performed by Mrs.
Kirkwood and Mr. C. Wood as the
housekeepers, Mrs. I.iiidon, a widow.
Mrs. Hutchison, nn Irish lady, Miss I,
Tucke^as a dutch girl, and .Miss Id i
Carroll as Snowdrop Washintgon, in
search of a situation where the lady of
the bouse was to do all the work. The
characters were sustained admirably.
The Chorus, "Tipperary," and 'God
Save llie King." closed the programme.
The ladies bad gone to a lot of trouble
to decorate the hall and. stage prettily,
and the receipts will lotnl over forty
On Thursday evening last the local
Scotchmen presi nteil out ol the best, if
not llie l>...i mimical event Unit has yel
l_eu given in Ciiiiil.-n i . riper W. W.
Strachan, of llu- Got "i Highlanders,
.h.- West Ciiinberlaii I C uiservalive ll.iini
md little _uva Rushforl being here for
be occasion, Tli ��� ba id w is brought
down early and plaved sane line selec
lions .'a the Kivi.. i !������ p 1122a before the
cone .mi commenced, Piper Strachan
was also in line fettli ami thrilled tlie
audience with the slelrl ol the pipes.
lie also plaved for Miss Rushford's
Shortly after eight o'clock Mr. Win.
Duncan iu a few well chosen words
welcomed the audience,
The lirst number was a number ol
Scottish Airs by lhe hand.' Mrs. Walker
sang very sweetie "The Songs My
Mother Used to Sing." I'lper Strachan18
selection was heartily encorileil. Mr. J,
Mclntyre sang "t'.ae Bring Tae Me a
I'iul o' .Vine" in his iiiim table style.
Miss N'ava Rushford's performance of
the Highland fling and other national
dances brought down lhe house. Mrs.
Colin Ciiiupl ell rendition of "Angus
McDonald" was iu her usual good style
and received well-merited applause.
Jock Thompson, whose gaelic name is
Ian MacOiuisli, gave lour well known
Scottish songs "Tobcinory" ' She's Ma
Daisy" "Stop Your Tickling Jock" and
"Killicrunkie." lie wis dressed III
typical highland costume, uud in line
voice, and is a good entertainer. Col.
Campbell gave an excellent humorous
ventriloquist sketch which delighted the
Mrs, Blair sang very swtetly "Hurrah
lor the Highlands," with "Sing to me
the Auld Scotch Soags." as encore. ,
"Willie brewed a I'eck o' Maul." a
trio by Messrs. Mclntve aud W. and A.
Aitken was a humorous Scotch drinking
song, and was greatly enjoyed by the
Scotch audience, tbougb the resl of us
didn't know much about it.
1 Mrs. W. G. Robertson played several
accompaniments 11 her usual good taste,
which added much to the evening's enjoyment.
At the conclusion of the concert a
collection '.vas t ikeu up (or Mi-s Rushford bv Aldermen I.eighton and Robert-
sou, which realized $15. Her father was
the lirst to leave the district for the
front, and is nosv in the hospital wound-
I     After the concert a merry dance, interspersed with Scoth reels, etc., was   held
1 the music being supplied bv tin Har-
m my orchestra, Piper St:ac 111   playing
j for one of the reels.
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A humorous play entitled "Tlu
Minister's Bride" will be given to
morrow (Friday) evening, Marcl
191I1, 1915, at 7 30 p 111., in St.
George's Church, Cumberland
under the auspices the Ladies' Aid.
and under the direction of Mr. A.
J Taylor The play, in four acts
is supposed to have taken plao
Seventy vears ago, uiul gowns an
dresses ot lhe early Victorian pcrioi
will be worn in hamouy ami keepinj
with the origin of the ulay. On
of the best plays ever been stagei
in Cumberland. You cannot ailor
to miss this treat. One contil'iuoii
ro:U of laughter. Admission 5.
cents, children half price
Coal oil 25c per gallon or $1 per
tin nt McKean's. Bring your o.vn
Mias Bella Mossop, of Chilli _aok,
is a guest at Mrs. D. Bubar's, this
Thr.re will be a meeting of the
Comox Central Couservafve Association on Saturday at Comix.
Mr. Manson will be present and
address the electors. L,et everybody turn out whether they have
Mr. Malison's interests at heart or
The receipts of lhe Scotch co 1
cert were $92. Fxpenditures
Gasoline for cars $6. Dance Music
$9, Piper's expenses $11.10, Band
$6, Piano $1, Hall $=,, Printing $-,.
Buggy $2.50, Rosettes $4. use o-
dishes, socents, leav'iig a balance
of 841,90, which has been handed
to Mr, Horace Mel'hee, the local
agent of the Belgian Relief Com
;   '!. _   ���
A. Be v. irtenay Hotel
N'" ;���'���
pf _.t.
I   Fifty Men Wanted for  ���
:       the Mounted Rifles
Apply at Connaught
Barracks,   Nanaimo
The Columbia Hand
Stump   Puller
-Price $100
Demonstrations of  the   power
ol this machine have been given
I.   at the farms  of  Messre.   Hur-
HAND POWER STUMP PULLEBj   forili Britiges, Sackville, Grey,
BlacklxMrne,   Spencer, Blalock
Will pull anything that 7-8 in. cable will hold
Anyone interested in 'and clearing and|demonstra*
tion on his own property is requested to communicate w!t_ Mr. Panttl'c at the Riverside or with
I have removed my  shoe  shop  from
Willard's lllock to the sho, opposite the
Government Telegraph  Ollice  where  I
will be pleased to meet all my customers
as u-uiil.
���J-   E- ASTOIS
Logger's Shoes made to order.
In North and South, in East
and West,
Aston .Handmade Shoes will
stan! the Test.
Willard's Harness Emporium
1'ine Showing of  Horse  Blankets,   L,ap
Rugs, Gloves, Trunks, Suit Cases, Ktc.
Harness Repaired Neatly
Cumberland and Courtenay
A Royal Scandal
Editor Review
Dear  Sir,���   "Comox"    i;i   hi
letter asks foi an explanation about
the giving of a   second   Covernoi
G meral's medal to 8 school distiict.
that had already got one  in   1912
not 1 .i.v    Premier McBride. wrote
to me on Oct. 29,   1912,   that th
department had carried out the ex
pres- wish of H. R, II   lhe Coyer
nor General.    The blame of   tha-
unfair distribution   was   thus    pul
nj ��" H's R��.ft' Highuess.   In iyi.t
I .-.cut ten questions to Premier McBride, the second   of   which   wa.-
"Did   II, 'R.   11.,   the  Governot
General name the school districts tn
which   his   12   additional   medals
should be given iu 1912?     If.  yes.
what were thej?"   On Feb. 4 19'4
I got a delibera.e fals* replo signed
by the Superintendent of Education
evading the   answers,    I   pointed
this out to lhe Premier;   but   with
no result
Those same 10 questions were
upon the order paper 111 Feb. 2(\,
1914, by Mr. Place M. P. P.. .md
remained there till the end of the
session unanswered. Why did lhe
Minister of Education act thus
after telling a supporter in Comox
that he would Le phased to answer
any questions? Do vou think the
Department would evade the
answers so streniu uslv. merely in
order to shield His Royal Highness?
J. N. Muir.
March 15, 1915.
begs to announce that he has
rcpurch ised his old barber
business from Mr. Smith ami
will be pleased to meet all his
old customers at the old stand
Next to the   Opera   House
has a fine new stock of
Fancy Dry Goods
Sutton _. Kirkwood I
Undertakers and
Night or Pay Calls .Promptly
Attended '
Phone 27 Courtenay
Advertise  ifl   The   ____._W


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