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Can not be done any Letter, ami
nut unite so well ruiywliare else
horeabotitB. Our type and iiiunhin-
ory is complete) unit Thu Review
prices ire ri. lit
Gents'   Furnishings
and Hatters
NO. 5 .
Telephone 10
Local Lines
Gents' Furnishing Store
Have you seen the H. S. & M. fall samples of clothes ?
If not be sure and see them before placing your order for a
suit or overcoat elsewhere.
the best shoe in the west for men, boys and children
We also handle the famous Sanfield Underwear in all
sizes and our prices are right.
We have just received a shipment of Stetson Hats in
various shades. Come in and try one on. They are "The Hat"
Courtenay Gent's Furnishings Store
Opposite Shepherds' W. Sutliff, Prop.
This Means You!
Are YOU anxious to effect a
saving in YOUR household bills?
Are YOUdesirous of obtaining
the BEST at the LEAST cost?
Then watch our Saturday specials
Mr, Herhert McKenzie ol Victoria is ti
guest at R M Gl_a brook's,
i "Butch" Grant had visitors nt iiis
camp on Sunday last tvlille he wns away
ut Courtenay, They tidied up the place
for liim so successfully lhat "Hui.li" is
still looking for some of hiso Hit.
Auctioneer Hardy conducted three very
sut-ces (ul sales Inst week, one or larm
stuck for M, Mayiira, another for Mr. T.
Pearse, ami the third for Messrs. Mustn't uml (.'. ,1. Moore, Good prices
were realized nil roitiiti,
The J.iulius' Aiil Society of the Presby.
tfiiini church held n very successful
entertainment on Pritlay evening last,
Alter refresh men ts were served Rev. Mr
McNeil ol Westminster Hull gaven Bliort
lecture on the Reformation,
George I/eightou is home from  Van-1
couver General Hospital where  he li.nl
two operations for cataract performed on
his eye,   His sight is Improving daily, I
but lie will have   to   undergo another
operation shortly,
The   Indies'   Guild   of   St.    Peter's
Chinch, Comox had llieir regular meet- |
ing on Friday, Oct. 20, and  unseen and I
proniiscoiis like I gleaned the  following I
j facts and resolutions,   That they Intend |
to have a sale of work anil   fancy  dress I
hall on Dec. 5th, 1917,   no   costume   in
', cost more than 50 cents, and thatSlgllor
; Paderewskl will be the pianist for the
evening.    That the President nntl it few
. officers of the   Guild  have  joined the
: shoe pack brigade and have taken a bind
; ing oath  to abide  by   Ihem : with  both
jfeef   That Mrs, Tom Becketuell Is  to
i look after the refreshments, and that a
better and more competent person could
not be found.   That it is not compulsory
for all the members to have the  broom
handle attachment on their wheels, and
that hay   need not   necessarily  be   the
] substitute for Comox air���wool, seaweed
' horsehair, or straw may he used,    That
[ Sewing Bees are to be held at various
times.    Bicycles,   pianos,    motor  cars,
I baby carriages; and general carpentering
repairs will  not   be   considered  under
this heading, and   that   tea.   cake  and
fixings will always be  on hand.   That
Mrs, Cox gave the Guild "some" Tea.
I That the three scliooliuariti's are  to  he
i balloted on at the next general  meeting
and if the ballot is  favorable   will  join
the shoe pack brigade in the first degree
That the meeting was  finally  called  to
order, each member drinking one cup of
tea, and pledging  herself  to put forth
her best exertions for the coming event
A vote of thanks was tendered   to Mrs.
Cox for the use of her home slid for her
excelent tea.   God Save the Kiug.
Slightly used 3 h, p. Fairbanks
gas engine For Sale at the Ford
Call and see the new 1-2 and 1
ton auto Trailers at $120 and $140
each, at the Ford Garage.
For Sale���New Player Piano,
cheap for cash or on terms 5 h, p,
?as engine, with hoist attachment, I
will pull stumps, grind grain, cut
ensilage, etc.; also a ijuantitv of
vegetables and apples, Will sell
cheap for cash, Apply Box A. Re
view Office. |
Nobby tread Ford tires are now
$24 each, and Ford chain tires are
$22 each at the Ford Garage. >
Butter wrappers, printed or
plain, at lhe Review Office.
Children's Shoes All the best and
most sensible styles, at Sutliff's.
Hats -All the latest shades ami stvles
at Sutliff's.
For highest prices in hides, scrap
j metal and old rubbers see Win.
j Douglas, Courtenav,
Cleveland Bicycles and bicycle
supplies at the Ford enrage,
I Go to McBryde's for quality
3 Safety  First
Bishop and Mrs, ScboUeld paaeed
through Courtenny on Tiuscla-,
last c-ii route to Quatiaski Cove,
where the Bishop dedicated the
new church building on All Snlttt's
Day, Nov. ist.   Tlie  Bisho| d
his wife return to Sandwick at the
em! ul the week, and on Sunday,
Nov ,|th, he will conduct an Ordination Sen-ice ui St. Andrew's
Sntidtvick, at it o'clock in ihe
The Agricultural Society held
their annual meeting on Thtitsday
evening hint, there being a fair attendance of members present, The'
Treasurer's repori showed that the'
receipts for the year, including a'
balance of $62 from last year wete'
-41239,27, After paying the Prize1
List and incidental expenses, there
will be a very .small  balance left j
The   Secretary's   efforts   were
thoroughly appreciated,   and a bn- j
mis of $20 Was added to his s-lnry, '
A resolution   protesting against!
the admission and sale cf Olemar- j
(-(trine in Canada  was passed and j
copies will be, sent to H,'S,   Cle-
ments and thc Food Controller.      \
A-resolution protesting against j
tli~e sur tax ou farm lands   was also1
passed and a copy will be   sent   to'
H. Stewart, M' L, A,, and the De-
partment at Victoria.
The election of officers for the 1
ensuing year .resulted   as  follows; 1
President. Wm, Wain. I
1st Vice President, Capt. R., P, |
Vigors. I
2nd Vice President, W, Urquhart
Secretary, Geo. J. Hardy.
Treasurer, M. Halliday.
Directors, W. Willard, R. Hurford, H Bridges, J, Aston, H, Gur
ney, ], P. Davis, W. G. Robertson
An effort will again be made to
secure a portion of the Indian Reserve for Agricultural purposes.
J. Spencer who enlisted a year
or more ago write-- to his friend
Ben Mooting, a_ follows:���
Just a few lines to enquire how
you aud your partner are keeping
aud how the o,d place is looking
You had better keep your eyes
skinned so that you ca u put me ou
to a good $5 horse when I get back
I'm not particular about paying 50
cents more if it has a good pedigree
I guess I will not w_ut it for about
three years more the way things
look here, but it is best to be iu
time, There is lots of junk out
here. Come over, and I will supply enough junk to start a shop.
Have they built the town up again?
If not, vote for Dan and then every
then everything will be alright- I
had a parcel which was subscribed
by the People of Courtenay. Say,
Ben, I certainly appreciated it very
much, and thank them for their
kindness. I have not run across
anyone from Courtenay in France,
You should hear me talk French
when I am druuk. no one can understand it so it must be French.
Mr, Ir. Carter oi Vuucu-v.i i_ v_,n.n_
his cott.in Alt. \t. J. Carroll,
Somebody in Ctitnbi Hand is on
the right economic track, a.s the
following firm The [slande 1 will
The same would also apply to
Courtenay, "It has been suggested that the Inilif-s of the town or-
g mi/. nml take charge "l thc
niniiilih pstrioric collection, thus
relieving lhe City Police officer,
that he- may be placed at some other
work to the advantage of the rate
payers, It has been further suggested thnt lhe city night 1.1111
might ring the curfew In 11 aud
attend to the Electric lighting sys
teni, anil he .should Lc compelled
to sue that lhe electric lights are
outshone by the moon, thus
saving currcit for when ther. is no
moon visible It has alsn been ask
ed, rlo we need a police officer now
that Prohibition is in force. These
are days for thrift and economy.
The ratepayers are seeking relief
and improvements. The streets
need ditching and grading. Is
there a nnu on the Board of Police
Commissioners who will get up ami
assert himself? The ratepayers are
patiently awaiting his arrival.
Anglican Services
Nov. 4, _2iid Suuday after Tiit.it.-.
11 a, in. Ordination Service by
the I,oni Bishop of Columbia at
St. Andrew's church, Sandwick.
7 p. 111. Eyeusong and Sermon at
Holy Trinity, Cumberland, preacher, the Lord Bishop of Columbia,
Drug Sto*?
Just Arrived:
Nyoltis Talcums
Rose,  Baby,
Lilac, Violet
Perfumes :
Locust Blossom,
Mygracia, Mayflour
and Wood Violet
W.G. Robertson
Courtenay Drug Store
Consider Carefully
If you need Eyeglasses and if not
quite sure consult
Qualified Optician
Courtenay, B. C.
No charge for sight testing
Go to
For Fresh   Tobacco, Cigars
Confectionery  and
Soft Drinks.
Isabel St.    Next Royal Bank
Comox Creamery
60c per ib. .Ms we.k
at The Shoe Store
Palmer's Noted
Waterproof Shoepack Shoe
High Top
This Shoe is made from selected Leather and
is absolutely waterproof, Made en a regular
good fitting last with heavy sole suitable for
caulks. Much lighter and cheaper than the
regular high top shoe
Phon   ���'% Next the  Dp*? Store     | p    ufvit-'W,   COtmTKEY,
* ���i _���Hi r i"|i
The Squire s
av ���
I ���__-, MJb.__, ,*t '.***.
"This is nut so li.ul!" Mi. Langton
mill, with an air ul relief, "1 find
tin Chateau nervy, else I should not
attribute nerves to you. Mrs, Lloyd
i.s tlir same, yet slu- is a singularly
courageous woman. Slu- saysall ibis
coast is nervy, and nuts it down to
liver like tht- sensible woman she is."
Hilary did not see Mrs. Lloyd lhat
right. She was dining with some
friends who hail a chalet in lhe vil-
lage; and Hilary had gone, over lo
the riiatr.au and to bed before she
The beil was very comfortable) the
sheets elean, though o( somewhat
coarse linen. There was a faint tinge
of mustincss in the blankets, nothing
lo what there must have heen when
the Chateau was opened in June for
the reception of visitors. He fell,
almost as soon a.s Iiis head touched
lhe pillow, into tlle sleep of fatigued
youth anil a perfect digestion,
Sonic time in the night he awoke
with a strange sound in Iiis ears.
Someone was digging���close ai hand,
in ihe wood. Coming wide awake,
lie was aware lhal the sound had
lieeii going on for a long lime���all
through his sleep.
The window was as open as he
could mnke it. Tlu- lire had died
down, and lhe room was in darkness.
II, sat up in bed and fell a strong
draught, I'he door must bc open.
He had fastened il securely before
he went  lo bed.
lie fumbled for llie matches and
louiul ilieni, He struck one. It
spurted up in a thin flame and went
mil before he had time to light the
lamp; hut he had seen by the nio-
iiiiniary lighl thai the door blood
Ai a second al tempi he succeeded
in lighting lln- lamp, lie went and
closed lhe door. It seemed to catch
last enough, but one-could never be
sure of those old locks. When lie line
made il fast be went back to llu
window. The digging was still going
on; he could hear the impact of tlle
rpade. with the earth. It was in the
wood.    Certainly it was in the wood.
He blew- lhe lamp out. He was nol
going to yield to nerves. Tomorrow
he would discover who had been digging. He had vague memories of
hearing thai a good deal of smuggling
wenl on on this coast. 'I'he. digging
might be connected with something
of the kind. Anyhow, hc was nol
going to be frightened bu such a
thing. Hc would not be driven from
ihe Chateau by such a trifle, even
though the sound was depressing,
liltc the digging of a grave. Presently youth ami a perfect digestion
triumphed. He slept an untroubled
sleep, deep and sweet, like the sleep
of a child.
:, and
The Inn ol Meetings
The morning was bright and beau
tin   d, ll
smile ��i
tiful, a clear, somewhat cold auliini
iial liglit on everything. Hilary got
up early; went down to the shore
and bathed, before a blind was lift-
id mi lhc greal while from of the
Splendidc which presently would bc
dull and dark for llic winter months.
lhc Chateau was a very different
place on a bright morning from what
it had In en in ihc failing light of au
autumn evening. As lie went down
through the house, along the paths
In- thick undergrowth and
In, s, he \i as inclined to
ai his alarms of ihe njght be-
That his door had Stood open
wil- limiting. Probably the bolt had
Olilj half shol when he had thought
it secure. As for lhe digging, well
tin n- was doubtless
haritih ss explanation.
II,   went in the Hold de la Marim
for  breakfast,  looking   as   clean  and
shining as sea bathing, exercise and
good   hcallh  could  make    him,    and
Madame, bustling in and oul between
the   open  kitchen  and  thc    sa
manger,  beamed  approval   on
pulling him down in her own
as un  Monsieur tres commc il
Madame  was  a judge of such
tcrs, she would have said.
M, Dufottr was nowhere lo
seen; nor had Mr. Langton vet appeared. While Hilary wailed for Iiis
breakfast a big, square-shouldered
athletic-looking woman, accompanied
hy a little girl of about twelve, with
a piquant, soft little face, came into
the balle a manger from the Interloi
of the house. She wore a businesslike  tailor made coat and  skirt    of
W.    N.     U.     1177
s^ 'grey homespun, and, although her
*-^S\ features were plain and her complexion weather-beaten, ihere was somc-
ihing so clean and wholesome, so
much of lhe open air about her, that
Hilary was attracted by her at once,
lhe little l-'.tiglisli girl,'wilh her fair
hair iu a thick plait, and her sod,
pretty profile was also pleasant to
iook  upon.
Hilary  at  once  introduced
I,, lhe lady, who was, as he
etl,  Mrs.   Lloyd,      Jean,  lhc
broitgJll  ihem coffee and ro
Ihey   began   lo   talk  over   ll..
Hilary feeling that il wns lhe easiest
thing in tlie world to drop into intimacy wiih Mrs. Lloyd,    lie already
knew   lhat   the   lady    was    a    great
swimmer, and had saved many lives.
He looked at her with interest,    She
was  strongly    built-somewhat
square and    sturdy;    obviously
muscles   had   developed  at     the
pense  of    feminine    roundness
grace.     But   to   think  of  the   things
she had done!    This was a man indeed! Hilary said to himself, wilh a
glow of honest enthusiasm.
"She has a whole case, of medals
for swimming and life saving," Mr,
Langton had reported, "and Kilty
bids fair to rival her mother. She
brought in a drowned man all on
her own this summer and rendered
first aid before a doctor could bc
found. He's alive, and well today,
and llie village blesses Miss Kitty
as she passes tlirougli il."
"Vou must come for a walk with
us after breakfast," tin- . lady said.
"Mr. Langton will not be down till
the dejeuner, at noon. Hc docs not
sleep in the early hours of lhe night,
1 fancy. 1 have seen him look very
Hilary accepted, well pleased, lie
liked Mrs. Lloyd and her daughter;
and he had really nothing to do.
He had left no address for letters-
to be forwarded. The post came in
while they sat over their coffee; and
there were no letters for Mr. Langton, so that he, too, probably had
arranged that letters were nol to be
forwarded. Mrs. Lloyd had a bundle of correspondence, and the 'limes
of the day before, which she banded
to Hilary, Hc opened it, glanced
casually at the middle pages and laid
it down again. He was not greatly
interested in what was happening in
Kngland at the moment,
They yvent out into the village
street together, and the ladies walked with him to the gates of the Chateau, where they waited. He wattled
lo fetch his pipe and walking stick.
The village street looked very foreign and picturesque, running down
the hill to the sea at the end; the
white collages with their green outside shutters and outer doors of
ironwork; the picturesque figures of
old and young women, children, fishermen, and a solitary gendarme
against the background of houses,
quaintly irregular; the sky, which
was certainly a little bluer than Eng-
lish skies; the. gold of the sunshine;
all blended to a whole which made
Hilary feel that be was out of Kngland. Hc found the change pleasant.
Mrs.'Lloyd interested liim; thc fawn-
like grace and shyness of Kitty were
good lo look at.
"Vou have the Chateau to yourself," the elder lady saitl, as lie joined them where they waited by the
gates of the Chateau.
"So far as 1 can tell," Hilary returned gaily. "1 certainly found my
bedroom door open last night when
I thought 1 had fastened il. And
there was certainly, a sound of someone digging in the wood, a sound
which went on through my dreams
and was there in my waking moments. What could anyone be digging in  the wood  for?"
"Ah, you heard that! It is a familiar sound to anyone who sleeps in
llie Chateau. I was wondering if you
would ask about il. 1 wished lo
warn you not lo speak of it to M.
DllfoUr, or lo Madame. Monsieur
forgets all his good manners when
anyone suggests that he or she has
beard digging in llie wood."
"Then others have heard it?"
Hilary began lo feel Interested.
"Oh, yes, everyone, hears it. Several of Monsieur's clients have. gone,
to the Splendidc because of it. Hence
Monsieur's touchiness, I hope you
don't mind it'-''
"Not I. I slept very comfortably
lasl night, despite the mysterious
noise. Have vou anv theory about
"None, 1 daresay there is
explanation if one could arrive
Tin y are very superstitious
Michel,, who drives tlle 'bus, asserts
that he has seen, going home laic at
night alone, a man carrying lhc white
figure of a woman iu bis arms wlio
passes in at the gate of the Chateau.
Michel sees many Ihnigs after he has
had his fifth or sixth glass of absinthe."
(To Bc Continued.)
Have Value as
In*ect Destroyers
No   Shooting    ol   Prairie    Chickens
Permitted This Year
For the last few years prairie
chicken has continually been decreasing in numbers, and tbe siltia-
i lioir became so acute, of late that it
j was decided to prohibit the shooting
of that species of bird, which at one
time was seen in large flocks on all
parts of the prairie. The protection
now extends from the present time
uniil 191e>, and if considered necessary the closed season will be extended for a further period al the
next meeting of the legislature,
A variety ol reasons have been
given for the greal scarcity of the
prairie chicken, among ttiein being
the unfavorable weather conditions
during hatching time in 1915 and
the killing of female chicken by
crows, hawks, wolves, gopher poison,
excessive, hunting, pump HU"S and
even the rural telephone wires have
been blamed for their partial destruction, Many remedies have been
suggested the prohibition of the
shooting of the birds for a number
of years, increased penalties for violation of the game laws, regulation
of the use of gopher poisons, prohibition of the use of small rifles, prohibition of hunting with dogs, reduction of the bag limit, and the extermination of crows and oilier enemies
of  the  prairie  chicken.
The economic value of the prairie
chicken is too often overlooked, ll
is a scientic facl lhat all birds of
the grouse family destroy myriads of
most destructive insects which if left
unchecked would play havoc with all
kinds of crops. Birds of that species
have been appropriately named the
"most marvellous engine of destruction ever put  together ol  flesh    and
blood." .,,,.,,,
The grouse and all buds belonging
lo thai- family live on a diet of weed
seeds during the fall a"d winter when
they cannot get Hi"1' regular supply
of 'insects. Every factor that tends
to keep down the insect-and weed
pest is certainly deserving of more
than passing interest, and on the sole
score of their great usefulness to the
farmer the grouse are worthy of
every protection.
A very exhaustive study ol the
-atises of the scarcity of the prairie
thicken has been made by the provincial game branch, ami every pos
siblc measure has been taken to protect them and s.ne ihem Irom utter
In   lhe   salienl   of   Ypres   Ibei'e   are
not less than one hundred thousand
graves of Allied soldiers, sometimes
marked by plain wooden crosses,
sometimes obliterated by the debris
of ruined trenches, sometimes hidden in corners of fields. The- ground
is forever England; it is also forever
France. When the war is over this
triangle of meadow land, with a ruined city for its base, will be an enclave
of Belgian soil consecrated as the
holy land of two peoples. It will bc
for us the, mosl hallowed spot on
earth, for it holds our bravest dust,
and il is a proof and record ol a
new  spirit.
"Why  didn't  Raslus    marry
Coopali gal?"
"Oh, she done flunk al de las' minute���woiildn'1 lend liiiii a dolab foil
t'git de license w if."���Boston Transcript.
She Thought of Others
11 was one of the days that smaih ���
ed all weather'bureau records. The
thermometer and the humidity were
righting for lirsl honors in making
life unbearable.
A frail little woman sal on a bench
in one of the city squares. The iim
was fast piercing the only shady spol
she hail been able to find. The tiny
baby in her iirtiu, after fretting piti
hilly lor two hours, had fallen asleep,
Another baby, still toddling, was rebelling vociferously because her botlle of milk had turned sour. The boy
of 3 iiad cut bis linger 011 broken
glass and used his blouse and trous
ers lo quench the. flow of blood.
Bul al lasl there came a lull, antl
turning lo another tired mother close
by,  the  lillle  frail  woman said:
"My . . . hut it must be hard foi
ihr boys in llie trenches."��� New York
Evening Sun.
Submarines Have Done  Some  Oooft
Baron Rhondda, tlir food i-onlrollei
iu an interview with the. London cor
respondent of Bandelsblat,   declare.
the submarine campaign is no long��i
causing anxiety regarding    England!
bread supply.
"In one respect," remarked lhe con
Holler, "ilu- submarine campaign is a
blessing.     II  has acted as a stimulus
to cultivation so that within a _ye.ni
the Uniled Kingdom will practically
bc independent of imports as far ai
the. chief foodstuffs are concerned.
"Father," said tbe small boy, "whar
is Senatorial courtesy?"
"I am not exartly clear on thai
point, my son. Hut il seems to bf
some sort of arrangement that permits a Senator to be as inconsiderate as lie chooses."- -Washington
le a
fa ut.
al il.
"But, my dear," said his wife, after
he had complained about the food
the new cook bad brought in, "you
know during these terrible times it is
absolutely necessary that we make
great sacrifices."
"Oh, of course, but what I object It-
is that rook's making herl In the
form of a burnt offering."��� Indianapolis  N'ewi.
 TheTRAiL Blazer
io (jreafer Motor Car Value
From the wfancJp'iinl of dollar for dollar value there's not a .
car made which offers more for your money than the famous
Chevrolet Four-Nineti* A.
Before, the Chevrolet was made In Canada, good cars were
nil high in price.
But our mammoth production and manufacturing efficiencg
enable* us to sell the Chevrolet Four-Ninety A at a price
much lower than its value when compared with other makes
of cars.
With the surplus power developed by the famous valve-in-
head motor iiie owner of a Four-Ninety A invariably is the
" trail blazer."
Standard equipment includes speedometer, electric starling
and lighting, ammeter, oil indicator lighl equipment, one man
lop. demountable rims, non-skid tires on rear wheels and
manu features usually looked for in cars much higher in price.
Chevrolet Fou.-Nui��ty A
(h-7CA '"b0SHAWA
��p/OU   ROADSTER 1738
Chevrolet Motor Co., 0/Canada
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NOTIFY ��� 5
Milk Scarce in France
Its Consumption in the Cafea to Be
Restricted After October 1
The consumption of milk or cream,
pure or mixed with tea, coffee, chocolate or any other preparation, il
forbidden after October 1, after the
hour of nine o'clock in lhe morning,
in all cafes, restaurants, tea rooms
and lunch houses throughout France
by an order issued by lhe minister of
provisions. Railroad lunch rooms
are excepted from the ruling.
Instructions were issued at the
same time to prefects to consider tho
advisability of instituting milk cards
in centres where a shortage of milk
is threatened, so as to assure the required supply for children, the. aged
and the sick.
A "Beverage Section" has heen organized at the provision ministry to
collect information regarding supplies of beverages, such as wine, cider and beer, supervise their distribution, devise means lo prevent speculation and excessive prices, and assure equitable distribution in each
category in the regions where one or
the other is the favorite beverage.
Th* only well known medium priced
baking powder   mad* In Oanada [
that da*t not contain alum and
which  ha* all Its  Ingredient* I
plainly stated en th* label.
WINN.PtO        TORONTO.   ONT. ���-���.���-���,.
Old Yards Active Again        Germany's Great Need
1 Jas. Richardson & Sons, Ltd. (
IE EsUbli��licil   1857 3
3 Top  Prices,  Careful Checking of Grades,    Liberal    Advances    and B
is i'roiiipt Adjustments, Wc are Big Buyers of ~
IS ������
I Oats, Barley, Flax and Rye |
is Photic  or   Wire   Our Nearest Office  for Trices Any   Time   After S
~ Your Grain Is  Shipped. 3
Grain Exchange, Winnipeg
Grain  Exchange,  Calgary
Canada   Building,   Saskatoon
Main  ��.��_
Main   2268
Boil It!
The beautiful aroma
of the finest cocoa beans is
brought out by boiling Cowan's
Perfection Cocoa from three to
four minutes.
Lake Ships Will Go To Sea
350,000 Tons Can Be  Spared  From
Lake Trade
At least 1-0 ships will leave the
Great Lakes at lhc end of llic present season of navigation never to return. Tlie ships will he commandeered or purchased hy the government
for the Atlantic ocean service. The
vessels so far selected for removal
from the lakes total abtoiit 350,00(1
tons. Forty-three of the ships are
imall enough lo pass the Welland
canal without alteration. Scventy-
leven musl he cut in two to pass the
locks. The tonnage now on the hikes
totals about .',700,000 tons.
The appropriation for purchase of
lake boats is included in ihr budget
of $1,134,500,000 submitted to the secretary of the treasury by the shipping hoard, 'if this amount about
$140,000,000 is intended lo pay for
lake boats.
The vessels will nol he relumed to
the lakes, because officials believe
that, allowing for new vessels for lake
Jervire which can be buill during the
war, 3S0,000,000.'tons can be.spared
from llie, lake trade without seriously
crippling ihe necessary trade���From
the Detroit News.
W.    N.    U.     1177
A War Time Thought
People will put up witli all sorts of
things, and indeed with anything, if
they think it cannot bc helped and
that everybody lias lo fare alike. But
to put up witli discomforts and hardships while others, with no morc and
perhaps less claim to consideration
stiller nothing, at all is intolerable to
poor human nature. And there is an
irresistible tendency to attribute such
inequalities to some dark, secret, and
corrupt influence exercised by the
Always Serviceable.���Most pills
lose their properties with age. Not so
with Partnelce's Vegetable I'ills. The
pill mass is so compounded that their
Strength and effectiveness is preserved and lhe pills can be carried anywhere wilhout fear of losing potency.
This is a quality thai few pills possess. Some pills lose their power,
but not so with Parnielec's; They
will maintain their freshness and potency for a long lime.
Dog Was Friend of Soldiers
Enjoyed the Privileges of "No Man's
Land," Which Men Dared
Not Seek
The. Canadians called him Mutt.
lie  was all  dog.
lie used lo run back and forth
across No Man's Land, a neutral
wilh  the widest privileges.
One day the Canadians wenl ovcr
lhe lop in a raid, and a Maple Leafcr
fell  wounded.
llis friends wanted to face certain death to bring him in, but officers held them back.
Then Mutt came swaggering down
the trench. A Tommy seized liim and
held him while an officer scribbled
this note:
"Will you allow- us to bring in our
wounded man?"
Mutt was shoved ovcr the top with
the note tied to bis neck. He sauntered over to the Boche lines. Soon
he came back with the reply:
"Will give you five minutes.''
In four minutes stretcher bearers
brought back their man in safety.
Then both sides returned to business.
on Hor.ps Cattle, At, quickly cured by
For S.ilc by All Dealer*
Douglas  &   Co.,   Prop-m,   Napanee,   Ont
(Free  Sample on   Request)
On Special Mission
lljahnar Luiidbohui has been appointed lo undertake a special mission to the United States. The appointment is looked upon as significant of a change in Sweden's commercial policy. Bqforc the war Swedish iron ore was to a considerable
extent exported to llic United Stales
and Lundboluu's mission, it is understood will undertake to re-open lhis
traffic, which will cause a decrease in
lhc quantity of iron ore sent lo Germany,
St. John, N.B., was lhc home of
wooden ships from 1770 to 188-1. In
1870, lhc year preceding the great
fire, this port stood fourth in the list
of great shipping ports of the world,
having 80." ships on the register, aggregating 280,07.1 ions. The revival of
wooden shipbuilding, after all the old
builders had passed away and all the
old shipyards had been dismantled,
marks an epoch of great importance
in the history of lhc cily. (Inc firm
has contracted with tiie imperial
munitions board to build Iwo steamers of a cargo carrying capacity of
3,000 tons. These will be constructed
in a shipyard thai was famous in the
days of wooden ships for lhe magnificent vessels it turned out, but which
has been silent like all tho other
shipyards in lhis locality for thirty
years or more. Two other firms are
arranging to build wooden ships immediately, with the exception of
later on becoming sleel ship plants.
Kvery day there is new proof thai
I Germany's need of imports, food ain|
' war material    from    tin- neutrals   i(
; greater    now    than    al  any  time  iif
, the last    three    years.      For lack ol
I cotton cloth, paper must bc used  .,]
covrr the    dead  in  coffins,    want  ,n
! food    causes    riots  ancj strikes,  an'
i all    lhe    church bells have gone    ti
munition factories.     Thc president'!
.proclamation  says to thc  world tha]
I Germany will    receive   im America*
food, cotton or war materials.'    Wi
shall not help her to kill our si Idi-rs
���From the New York Times.
Minard's Liniment for
Sale   Every-
Thougands Die of
Hunger in Berlin
Letter. Which Escapes Censor. Tells
of Dcsnerate Conditions in
German Capital
The Daily News correspondent at
Athens has sent the following:
"The newspaper Hestia publishes
a letter, dated July 23, from a well-
known Greek physician, wlio lives
in Berlin. It was handed to a member of the Greek legation in Berlin
When be was leaving Berlin and
thus succeeded in escaping German
censorship.    The writer says:
" 'The situation in Berlin is beyond description and unbearable;
starvation has made the people unrecognizable. As many men perish
of hunger al home as die on the
battlefields. Bread is of, miserable
quality and. very scarce. Instead of
coffee wc drink ground barley; the
commonest soap is considered a luxury. Fruit and vegetables do not
Minard's Liniment  Co., Limited,
Dear Sirs,���1  can recommend
tisni and Sprains, as I   havc   use
for both with excellent results.
Yours truly,
Today, more than ever before, is
woman's opportunity. Many new occupations arc now opened to her,
which, before the war, she was deemed unfitted to fill. And truth to tell
she has risen to lhc opportunity and
now shares many business responsibilities ill former times confined to
men, But, as women arc subject to
more frequent fluctuations ol health
than men, many will bc handicapped
early, if lhcy regard Iheir hcallh requirements too lightly.
The nervous strain, long hours and
prolonged menial or physical fatigue
thin the blood and weaken lhc nerves. Such conditions as v.omen arc
now called upon to undergo can only-
lie endured by a full blooded constitution. Tills is as true for men as
for women, only weaker women suffer soonest. The woman worker, iu
any line, requires her blood replenished frequently. She needs new,
rich blood to keep her health under
the trying conditions of business life,
and to fortify her system against the
effects of overwork. This applies al
so" to the woman in the home, who,
perhaps, has more worries and anxieties than usual. So let all girls and
women take heed and renew their
blood promptly at the first approach
of pallor, lack of appetite, headache
or backache. This can be best and
most effectively accomplished by taking Dr, Williams' Pink Pills which
make new, rich blood and lints help
womankind so perfectly, No woman
need fear failure of health if they
take these pills occasionally lo keep
them well, or give tliein a fair trial
if they find themselves run down.
You can get Dr. Williams' Pink
I'ills through any medicine dealer or
by mail at a0 cents a bov or six boxes
for $2.50 from The Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co., Brockville, Oni.
Miller's Worm Powders work
effectively that no traces of wo
can bc found. The pests are macer
ed in llie stomach and pass away
the stools without being percept]
They make an entire and clean IW
of tiie intestines, and nothing in
shape of a worm can find lodgen
there when these powders are in
oration. Nothing could be ru
thorough or desirable than their
I ul
Everything Brighter for
The Mother Countrj
Lloyd George's    Speech    Ha��    Hii
Great Effect on People
Under the caption. "Great op'.t
iiiisin felt in England," thc New YorJ
Sun publishes thc following from . ,
London correspondent:
"England has entered the io. i
year of the war with a new spiri i
cheerfulness���different in eery ������ ,j
from the hectic flushes ot optimism
which have swept the country in ���
months. The people know they at,
going lo have plenty of food and I I ���'.
they know that ships   >r.'  being buHl
faster than ever be!    ind  tha. ttn
U-boat blockade i. being nulli'Icil
Months of toil and sell .:��� nial I ra.
had a most wholeson effect antl
every woman and child seen r to '..
inspired with a knowledge ..i lhe n_
lion's soundness.
"Reports from llie -' ;��� ' I. : ,i
yards show that the tonnage for 1 ���" * *
will be four times as great as in I"!'.
while the next year's forecasts nitffi
cate a production of si-, liiiie- u
n:ii#!i as in !Q!o. Thus tire gov r.n>
ment is applying the sa:--- prtncfpfei
of reducing consumption and incn-_*
ing supplies of shipping.
"The good spirit of the population
is due in no small measure to the ,-*,
assuring speech made recently ,.|
Lloyd George. He has indicated tlral
a birr shipment of food from America
has been added to by an equally l.ir^l
shipment from Australia and Scandi.
navian countries. The transportation
as been carried on so successfully
that the reserve supply is up to thi
requirements of the food controller.
ll il   Descendants Stili Remain
Meet   people   with   a  smile    ui':-i(
they  want  to  borrow  something
Spain Gets Capital for Water Power
Recent   estimates   claim   thai   it   isl
possible  to produce  from   lhe  rivers j
of  Spain   some   six  million   h.p,,    ofl
which over one million could be derived from the Rich Ebro and ils affluence      Spain Ttow  has  50  hydroelectric  plants  with  an available h.p.
of about one million.     Capital    foi
Spain's    hydro-development    in    the
past has been provided    mainly    to
Europe, but  ihc American  capitalist
is now finding many opportunities for
investment there.
Peevish, pale, restless, and sickly
children owe llieir condition to
worms. Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator will relieve them and restore health.
No Nelson in Service
An English defender of the admiraliy, in trying to answer the question.
"What would Nelson have done?"
pertinently reminds his readers that
nowadays the Nelson who fought
Trafalgar could never have got by a
medical board with his one arm, his
one eye, his damaged head, and Ills
chronic invalidism. In Nelson's day
it was enough to be a fighter.���
Springfield Republican.
111., tha, """""iiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiMs
After me two _..���-<�����--        -
I Lifetime I
_ MflVlM M.rl-el<forTlreil_rai. Bedi
5 l*l**'l��-�� |;ee-Sore -Tee-Granulated 5
c 27m,m~ml". *J*n,it. Be>i��--Be'rmbes- I
= Restortt. Marine Is a Farom > Treatment 5
| tor Bjei that feel drr andamart. uiterunr a
= -re. is much of yonr lorlni ear* -a your l
a Teet. and with the tame ref flam.. _
_ _ Mil FM THI". THI CMMT tilt II* inn 1
a Bole at Urns an* Optical Sto rei or by Hall i
5 till Natl'i Era "null Co., Chlclfl, tor Frii Ink 8
Soldiers Sent to Island and Forgotten by Government
In 1665, eight Dutch soliders were
seul by the Netherlands East India
company to the little island of Kissa,
sixteen miles off the most easterly
point of Timor, according to J. Mac-
millan Brown. A fort was built and
they were told to watch the Portuguese. The company forgot about
this lonely outpost, and Sergt. ICaffyn
and his men realized thai they were
in fact marooned, Thev had. their
wives with tlie.m, a guiding principle
of the Dutch East India conrpaii) ,
They set to work to build bouses a-id
cultivate the land.
The descendants of these eight
collides still remain. They have becn
Wonderfully progressive in the two
and a half centuries the sixteen have
risen lo three hundred, and thev art-
it sturdy race with no signs of any-
evil effects from interbreeding. They
slill keep their blood pure and still
have big families and many havc fail-
European faces and complexions and
many children have liglit hair and
blue eyes. These people had to work
and work hard, and the consequence
is that after 250 years in this tropical island despite intermarriage thev
are slill prolific, and still keep their
North European characteristics.
Minard's Liniment   Relieves .Neuralgia.   	
Returned Men Learn Cobbling
The returned soldiers learning cobbling during their convalescence in
the Nova Scotia Technical College at
Halifax, arc carrying on a big repair
Army shoes which have becn condemned because of wear arc put into good shape by the apprentice cobblers, under thc direction of competent instructors, and sold back to
the soldiers for just enough to cover
the expense of the materials put Into them.
The Best Habit
In The World
is the habit of health.
The way to get it ia to
train your bowels,
through the liver, to act
naturally, at a fixed
time, every day.
Take one pill regularly
(more only if necessary)
until you succeed. Then
you can stop taking
them', without trouble or
This haa been the good-health-
rule for 60 years.
Cenuln*   bears   'Slgnatm*
/rX4Vv* P*Vi o ��� ���<���
Colorless (aces often show (Ira
absence of Iron la the blood.
Carter's Iron Pills
will help this condition.
It is manufactured
tobacco in its purest
It has a pleasing
It is tobacco scientifically prepared
for man's use.
The Courtenay Review
And Comox Valley Advocate
A   Wecky   Newspaper,   Pttbished   at
Courteuay, 1!. I'.
N. H.  BODEN, Editor and Proprietor
Subscription $1.50 per Year in  Advance
$2.00 per annum if not so paid
Note and Comment
One of the most seditious utterances
we have ever heard on a public platform
was tlie one wherein Mr. Mclnnis attacked the rate ol pay of our soldier..
The Canadian army is tlie best pnid
army in the world", and not a MAN'I
amoug tbeui is fighting for the money I
there is iu it. Their ...nices cannot hel
pniil for in money. They are fighting (or
honor, something entirely foreign to
Mr. Mclnnis. tt is just srich utterances
from political blatherskites that have
Stirred up trouble in Ireland nml Russia
His remarks about snobbery in the army
may have had foundation in fact in lhe
aarlv stages, but we prefer lo take the
word of returned soli 1 ic-rs who emphatically declare their leaders are men. If
Billy is so anxious lo serve his country
why don't he enlist. Perhaps if he saw
some real soldiering his word would
carry weight.
New Bank and Railway Maps
Time was, when the opening of
a branch hank in any of our small
towns or villages marked a new era
in it's history, Today it creates
but a passiug interest. Many of
our laigest and oldest banking institutions did llieir entire business
through i head office and a handful of branches, Now not a day
passes that does not witness the
birth of one of these new financial
When our great transcontinental
railways began their "speeding" tip
process throughout the weft, less
than a decade ago, it was said that
a new town appeared ou the map
every day; and the ba:,ks followed
closely iu their wake. In the
Kloudyke boom two of our oldest
anil most conservative rushed in
and opened for business in a tent,
No sooner had the steel been laid
to Peace River than a brace of
bank branches established themselves there and this despite the li-.
nancial stringency of war time,      |
In these days of "quick action" i
the wholesale houses of the KasL
desire accurate and concise data as)
to the exact 1.cation of the vast
network of branch links 'h-nnph.
out the West The head c Aires' of
the bank themselves -when enn.
tempi Umg now {i.i I.s ,,f conquest
require a well p'ntt�� i -m-vv nf the
vast Western letiiiun, in  order to
avoid duplication and overlapping.
To '.lu small dealer ol the west,
the homesit-tiller and the rancher,
associated a many rf them were
w1 tli a pariii iilur bank iii the East,
the informuti n as to where these
institutions can be found is for a
great convenience
This information is furnished to
the public in a new edition of tlle
Hank and Railway map issued by
the Natural Resources Intelligence
Branch of the Department of the
Interior In addition to the data
with regard to the banks, an equally valuable feature is lhe color
scheme in Healing th ��� situation of
the three great railvvry systems
traversing the West. One is thus
enabled ai a glance, to determine
which is the quickest ami most direct route for trausporsation between .ui- two givc.i points. A
copy of this map may be obtained
gratis upon application to the Superintendent of the Natural Resources branch, Department of Interim , Ottawa.
Newest   Styles
in Ladies' Fall Coats
in Tweeds, Chinchillas, Beaver   and    English   Whitney
An event of considerable importance to Retail Merchants through
out the province and one that has
been anticipated for some considerable lime seems likely to materialize within the next few days when
Mr. I.. M. Towern, Secretary o:
the Dominion Hoard of 'he Retail
Merchants Association cf'Canada
is expected to arrive on the ' coast.
M-. T. J Corley, who is the Do
million's representative iu this province, left for Calgary on Friday,
tlie 26th. lo meet Mr. Towern, and
representatives of lhe other Western provinces, for a general conference and expects that .Mr. Towern will re'.tiru with him to Vancouver.
Secretary Corley intends to take
advantage of the opportunity offered by Mr, Towern's visit to Vancouver to inaugurate a campaign of
organization among the retail merchants of the province, and if possible to have Mr, Towern address
meetings at the principal centres.
As (lie conference at Calgary has
been hurriedly called there has
been no time to arrange details of
the Dominion Secretary's itinerary
but an announcement in this connection may be looked for almost
l.rnli.-s, SloU-s nud Sets in America 1 Sable I'.ir at popular   prices
1,nilics' Pur Sets of Mink.   Marmot,  and   white   Russian   Fox.
Children's   fur   sets   iu   White
Hare nml   .V'hite Thibet.
Newest ill 1,allies IJre-s foods,
also large range of Plaids.
Newest Novelties in  Neckwear.
The ln-ge sailor collars in White
Voile  ami Georgette Ctepe, also
colored   silk.     The   new  stuck
collar with Jabot  and  Fichus.
Men's Deptartment
The New Campbells Clothing
Overcoat Models
follow in ri convervative manner
the prevailing styles 'I'hey arc
ui,i extreme in any way, being
designed for the man who wears
wears llis clothes through more
than one season, The good qitnl
ilv of lhe materials used enables them to retain their 1 ti-
ginal fine appearance as lout lls
lie cares to wear them,
Newest style* in Men's Stetson
Hals brail shades; also other
leading makers of men's I ats
and caps. A complete range of
W. G. & R. shirts and caps.
Mrs. Erie Duncan will give a tea
at her home 0.11 Tuesday afternoon
Nov. 6 from 3 to 6, tinder the
auspices of the Women's Institute,
Porceeds to no to the local Patriotic I'liinl,   Admission 2,sc.
Esquinialt   &   Nanaimo   Railway
For   Victoria���11.35    Monday,  Wednesday    and
Friday, connecting at Parksville Junction with train
for Port Alberni,
From   Victoria-9.00   Tuesday,     Thursday,   and
Saturday, connecting at  Parksville Junction ��with
train from   I ort   Alberni, and arriving at Courtenay at 16.10.
Phone R 60
Agent Cottrtemjr,
Girls' Raincoats
10 and 12 year sizes
Boys English Corduroy Pants
Small Sizes ,S1.25
Large Sizes $1.70
We put our name behind these
goods and if not  sarisfactory
your money is returned
Seabrook Young
623-5 Johnson St.
Victoria, B. C.
Royal Standard Flour
Is made from No. 1 Canadian Hard Wheat-
acknowledged the world over as being- the
best wheat grown anywhere,
Long experienced, expert millers, using the
most modem milling machinery, are daily
grinding tais superb wheat into the ROYAL
STANDARD FLOUR���so strong in gluten
and baking qualities.
Use it for your buns, your bread, your biscuits1
/^��_i��^v^>*<ivy^*i��* *v>^'**��i^**>��<vn_^_^*��vv-**��mh��AJ|^
At Your Dealers
Trade Mark
Royal Standard Grain Products Agency
Phone 33, End ol Bridge B. Towler,   Mgr.
We have an Exhibit of a Large
Assortment of New Patterns
Store Between  Bridges
1 Courtenay
*V*����'^V��*i*��v*-^ ��*->����� ���**~'--^<VrfS'
B. & K.
Flour, Feed, Grain, Farm & Garden Seeds
and Fertilizers
Puriy Flour
B. & K. Bread Flour
B & K, Rolled Oats and Oatmeals,  Wheat Flakes,   Cracked
Wheat, Split Peas,  Pearl Barley and Corn Meal
B. & K. Chicken Chop will  increase the egg production of
your poultry flock.    $300 per sack
Every artitle bearing the B.&K. brand is guaranteed.   Money
back if vou are not entirely satisfied
Building Lime, $1.60 per bbl.
The   Brackman-Ker   Milling Co., Ltd.
Temporary warehouse, Movitz's old stand
Comox   Livery   Stable
Phone 84 L
Auto Truck Meets all  Boats
and Courtenay Trains
Autos and Teams for Hire
at reasonab'e rates
.-mi   t s Audited and
Books Kept
Office with Hicks Beach  &  Field
Tuning and Repairing
Here about Oct. 1
Leave order, at Review office
You Can Improve Your Own
Telephone Service
heading telephone engineers lmvc made the following statements,
WIil-ii speaking Into ;i telephone tlie best results nre obtained Jwith
the lips very close to the transmitter���just ao that ,they do not touch
it. Removing the lips (rom the transmitter lias the siitne effect us
leiigtenlug the line in use as follows:
One inch lengthens the line 57 miles.
Two inches lengthens the line 128 miles.
Three inches lengthens the line 179 miles.
Four   inches lengthens the line 218 miles.
British  Columbia  Telephone Co.
The c ostof Living is High
Still There's Nothing Like Leather   Willard's Harness Emporium
Practical Shoemaker and Repair
Pine Showing ol Horse  Blankets,   Lap
Rugs, Gloves, Trunks, Suit Cnses, Etc.
Next to Hardv & Iliscoe
Harness Repaired Neatly
Cumbcrlan_ and Comlenay
���..------------------I THE COURTENAY REVIEW
that i
vernin ut
but ii     -
the Gi v���-���
Letters to the Editor
F.ditor Cot.rten iv Review
Dear Sir:���As President of the
local branch of the Canadian Patriotic Fund I cannot help but make
���comment on the retunrks passed by
Mr. W. W. B. Mclnnis at his po
litical meeting held in Courtenay
last Monday night. Many vvete
surprised at the siiiiillness of the
speaker in trying to belittle the
Patriotic Fund, insinuating thnt
those who accept aid from this fund
were as paupers receiving charity,
We all admit that there may be
other wnys of raising money for
this fund better than the present
method, but the tact remains that
at the present time no satisfactory
scheme has been thought out, and
it behooves all, rather than erv the
Fund down, to speak well of an
undertaking that has done good to
thousands of those dependent on
our men lighting our cause.
It is easy for a  speaker  at   any
Public Meetin;   lo arise aud  say
��� I be butler lor the   go
��� take  over   this fund,
-t  remember   lhat   tin
nnd can nnv do whal
ment cannot : namely it
can discriminate considering the
circuuisi n.es of each family In
The remark made by Mr. Mclnnis thai "Sir Herbert Ames was the
man who put paper into the men's
boots" is worthy of the orator who
load; it, but tlie public knows who
has done the most for the good of
those dependent on the men at the
front, S'r Herbert Ames who has
given the major portion of his time
gratis to tiie workings ot this fund
or the bombastic orator.
Howard H. Hicks Beech
The second annual Island Seeil Pair
ami Poultry show will ho held at Duncan
on the J9tli nml 311th of November.
There will be nn i-ntrv fee for seed,
Prize L/isls are now ready and may be
secured from Mr. Geo. Hardy or Mr. (',
Bigelow nt nnv time.
Logger's Boots
We have just  put on sale
a fine new lime of the best
Loggers Shoes.    Fully
T. Booth & Sons
Telephone No. 1.
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SE^ai h,&*%m'C4<y&<
The Joy of Motoring
1ET the Ford car introduce you to the beauties
. of Nature and the outside world.   Let it
i take you into the country, or along the
lakes where the air is fresh and sweet.
A Ford car will open up new fields of pleasant
possibilities for you and your family and at the
same time serve you faithfully in business.
No doubt you have felt the need of a car���
your wife has often said, "I wish we had a car,"
so why not buy one now ? There is no other car
that gives such good value for the money invested as a Ford. This is why the Ford car is
so popular everywhere.
The Ford is powerful, easy to drive, economical, enduring.  It is the car you need.
Runabout   -   $475
Touring    ���   ��� $495
Sedan ���   -   o-      ���
F. 0. B. FORD, ONT.
E. C.Emde, Dealer, Courtena-,
P. McBryde's""
Bakery and Tea Rooms
Brown's Block, Courtenay
The ltestjanil cheapest bread in the district
14 Loaves for $1, 7 for 50 cts, 4 for 30cts, 2 for 15 cts
We invite anyone to dispute the above advertisement
The baker of "letter Bread
Opposite the city hall
Mr. Geo. J  Hardy, {[Secretary  of the
Agricultural Society   has   received   the
following letter.
Geo. j. Hardy
Sec. Coiuox Agricultural and
Industrial Association,
Ootiiletiay, B. C
Dear Sir: ���
Mr. II. Stewart, M. P. P. has for
warded me a copy of the reeoltition
adopted by thc Comox Agricultural
and Industrial Association on Oct.
23rd I can assure you that the
suggested appointment of one farmer or agriculturist as one uf the
members of the proposed Board of
Taxation, has my hearty sympathy
and support, and that your Association's Resolutions will be given due consideration when the executive Conn.il comes to  make   the
Yours faithfully,
John Hart,
Minister of l-'inance.
Your Ka_l��,
���a dependable oven, a good warming
closet, a durable and ample-sized
firebox, easy-working grates, simple
draft control and a finish that requires
but little attention to keep clean. All
these and many other desirable features will be found in
l"j��i__RiAl     Him
For sale by C. H. Tarbell & Son, Courtenay
Oct. 27, 1917.
Cooking three meals  a day  over  a hot
stove. There's no longer any need for it
An Electric Kitchen
is Cool
Make Hubby order an
Electric Range
He uses the most up-to-date and efficient machines in his business
You, his wife, are entitled to. the same
gup-to-date equipment for your kitchen
Meat Market
Equipped  with Modern Refrigerating plant
Highest Price paid  for Beef
and Veal
Coiirt.nnY  !,l"l  Cumberland
For Sale by
Light Heat and Power
Company Limited
Presbyterian Church
St- Andrew-' Sandwick
-Service 2 p.m.     Sunday  School
and Bible Class 3 p. in.
Sunday  School anil   Bible Clas
10:30 a. in.    EvenitlK service 7:30
p. in.  All welcome
Ice Cream
Mooring &Ma_s_eld
General Blacksmiths
' Bejj to announce that they ate  prepared
. to do all   kinds  of   repairs  at   moderat
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
S. 0 D A
Ladies and Gent's Tailor
New Spring Goods Now on Hand
[���McPhee Block    -    Courtenay
Barrister and   Solicitor,   Notary
Phone 6 Courtenay
Do You
The Courtenav  Review
Family Herald and Weekly S:i-
and the Daily Province
for one year
for $6
The following were registere I at
the Riverside last week.
From Vancouver, J. Fia-er, F_
Grien, E. Widmer, F. Lumsden,
W. Johnston, C. Oke, VV. Murphy
F, Pikard, J, Gilbert, J, Graham,
W.Smith, J. Buchanan, A. C.
Hampton, J. Morgon. T, Grover.
J. Kriston. 0. Young, W, Mclnnis
H, Mclntyre, J. Levergue, F. C,
Meyers. J, McFarland, M, Levy,
T. Yasunka; From Victoria, W.
Middleton, W J Colmau. O Olsen
S, Ceasley, C. Miller, W. Moore.
J. Goodfellow; From Nanaimo, j,'
McDonald and wife, A. Boyd, A.
Geddes; E. Roberts, Sandwick, A,
Swanson, Parksville, C. Storey,
New   Westi-iiuster,    T.    McBev, i
Sand and Gravel
Kates Reasonable
Buggies and Express Wagons
All Rigs Guaranteed and Sold at the Lowest Possible Price
Blacksmith ard Carriage Builder
J -i* -nr**- i 1~ ""-���** aa___B_i
Uny your cigars injjiegoi' quantities. Gol vour order in now
for' Panateila" cigars. A pre1
lllilllll won ll
$145 Giv$n Away I
absolutely tree.    A genuine
offer made by tt responsible
firm,   (lul I'ttl'l particulars by
writitlg lo
20.1 Mclntyre Block
come mostly from disorders of
the stomach, liver and bowels.
Regulate these organs and keep
free from headaches by using
Urges. Sale of Any Medicin* ia tbe World.
Sold ��f ery v. here.   Ia boxes, 25c.
'Three Hundred Thousand
Autos Used in War
j Germany  Heads  List of   Belligerent
Nationals With 100,000
of Them
There are approximately 300,000
automobiles being used on both .sides
nf the war, not including motor transports to be put in the field by lhe
United States, according to a compilation just compli trtl by tho In.-
aitesc government, which lias been
investigating ihe matter, The principal entente belligerents have approximately 161/125 automobiles in
use in lhe war, while the central powers are declared by llie Japanese io
be using 130,000 automobiles,
The automobiles in use by the entente powers arc distributed as loi
Britain 30,000, Including 15,000 foil
tin- conveyance o( supplies;    France
80,000, including   -5,000 for carrying
supplies;    Russia   40,000,     including
JO.000 for carrying   supplies;    Italy I
10,000, Including 5.000    fot   carrying)
supplies; Belgium 10,300;    Roumania
I."00 and Serbia 125,     The   number
oi automobiles used for war service
by the central powers are;
Germany 100,000, including 25,000
lor convcyaiire of supplies; Austria-
Hungary 30,000, including 3,000 for
carrying goods; Turkey 750, including ?0 for conveying goods, and -Jul ���
garla 300.
\*m   "ssb  _____��� *'""''��� rpl'-tb'rM
���    ms. Of m
H>-. -T-ll II in.ii,
���fl MsSm xm��i (Toteol winre .
' jm vaccinal fall,
ir  Write lor took!" -iu.1 tc .tlmoiita'
10-dose pkg. Blackleg Pills. $1
50-dow pkg. Blickltg Pflli, $4.00
Use any in).. t"r, ''t.t Cutter's simplest mil .tron Kelt
The i
years c
order ('
Tht I
A aafe. reliable tigulatta, medi
cine. Sold In three degrees ot
strength. No. 1, II -. No. t. til
No. 3, ts per bo*, snld by ��tl
clruarsrlsta, or Ben! prepaid la
. Inin package on receipt ol
price, .tee pamphlet. Addret.
i hu cook msdiciwb ea
'Ur.,*,. Ont (Arm* H'h-WJ
If you suffer from Backache, *.hcii_ta-
tism, Brick Dust Deposits, Urinary nnd
Bladder Troubles, or .Swollen Joints,
write for free sample of Gin I'ills to
The National Drug nnd Chemical Co.
of Canada, Limited, Toronto
Mother Rita of Monastir
Newest Foe Leader
Grandfather of Riga Conqueror Was
An Officer In French Army
The capture by the Germans of
Riga has brought out a new German
army commander, von Hutier, whose
recent promotion to leadership of an
independent army, is one of llie few
examples of young blood forcing ils
way to the top tlirougli thc serried
ranks of old generals aud suptrraniui- j   effected.
that ciiroule ekln diseases which
have defied all other treatments
yield to Zani-Uuk ?
it la because Zam-Buli ls germicidal, and also has such power of
penetration that It reaches tllsousu
In the underlying tissues and cures
from the "root" up, That ls the
only way a permanent euro can be
Corns antl warts disappear when
treated with Holloway's Corn Cure
without  leaving a scar.
Prevention of Waste
The remarkable reduction of the
garbage output in sonic cities since
llie food controller issued ' the call
emphasizes many things. One of
these is llic enormous normal waste
of footl in cities and towns. The city
of Boston under the impetus of the
"Saving Campaign" shows 530 tons
less waslage for the month of June.
lied officers.
Vim Htltier, who is of French descent, his grandfather having been a
French  officer,  was a  division  com
niandcr at  tlie  outbreak  of  the  wav
and    until    the capture of Riga    he
had no striking events to his credit.
His chief of staff. Gen,  Slubcrzwig,
was for a timr Field Marshal    von j
Mackenscn's rhief of slaff and later
I was    transferred io  Belgium,   where
his  name    gained  undesirable  prom-!
ineucc in connection with Ibe cxecti-
, lion   of    Edith Cavell,    the    British���
' nurse.
j    Prince  l-'.iiel Fi'ledrich, commander!
of tIn-   lirsl    guard   division, which
  captured Tarnopol,    participated    in
Predicting this world war, and be-  ihc opcVations at Riga.
sides that having predicted bolh the |  ���	
lirsl and second Balkan wars and the | n is impossible lo lite without
assassination of Archduke Francis working. I.ven those who are sup
Ferdinand, the heir lo the Austrian I posed lo know how are really engag
throne, should be conclusive indication oi an ability to foretell lhc futures accurately, Willi her pasl performances in mind, the latest prophecy of Mother Rita, of Monastir, the
{-famous prophetess ol the Balkans
carries additional weight, She now
predicts that Vienna will (all on the
day Kin-. Peter, the aged monarch of
Serbia, dies. Perhaps lime will prove
her righl. Stranger ihings ihan that
have happened.
Mr. II.C. Buckley ot 1.1 ELBroad-
way, Portland, Oregon, says: "I'or
chronic skin diseases there Is
nothing like Zam-Buk. For flitf-eii
yeHi-s I hud eczema, and I tried an
endless number ot uncalled 'eczema
cures,' but nothing was capable of
curing me permanently until 1 iimnl
Zam-Buk. Ten months' use of Zam-
Buk bus effected a complete cure."
For ulcers, abscesses, bolls, ringworm, blood-polsonln.. piles, burns,
scalds and cuts. Zam-Buk is equally
good. All dealers or Zain-lliik Co,,
Toronto.   CO*, box, 3 for .1.25.
Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, Etc.
Poles  Make  Demands
According lo a  report    from  C'ra-
nv, Count Roniker of Warsaw, rep-
Mis. Delvina Pelleticr, Sle. Pcrpe-
lue, Que., writes: "I have much pleasure in slating that Baby's Own Tablets have been a marvellous medicine
in lhe ease of my baby. I have been
usinrr ibe Tablets for lour years and
resenting a group of prominent Rus-1 f,011'',{,li"k ther.e is f ^'"j?1? to "'if
sian Coles, has presented to the Ger- l'""��� ,ln "Sllie the J abb Is the
.man government a set of demands. I m"ll,cr h;is l,',c RH'iranlce ol a gov-
' ! These include abolition 'of ihe fron-! ""men* analyst hat ihey do not
rHENEWFR.N.HA.Miov. n.in,2N._ lier lines between the German al,d contain on? parttclc of opiates or oth-
THERAPIONuot'u^   Adrian spheres of    occupation  . in I "J*������ ^irs- ihey cannot po:
in-at<iic, i.i. ci i���.- ��� ��<rriicini<.��<<.i.ost vioo�� iRussinii Poland, cessation oi requisi-
.im, alos.y, B���\uo.a. ais.ases. Bi.000 poison,   tjons  :n   Poland   the exnenditure    of
Ptl.BS    EITUBB so. PauOOISTSor Mtl.SI. P09T 4 ITS  M;        a i>'i��ui_,    lilt    I _l��i. iiomii e      ul
��o.os��acii.9o, B_eKM.issr.iiEivi'o��KorcirMA��aiini   6,500,000,000 marks to repair tlle rav-
KaHa'SJK of war and the appointment of
TUBoiBIAM  "r- '?,'""   r��"nt MarouffiUy as head of the new
THERAPION 'IsTwo .uui. j administration of the occupied    dis-
ibb r
MIT. i
ibly do harm���-they always do good
The Tablets are sold by medicine
dealers or by mail at 25 cents a box
from Tin- Dr. Williams' Medicine
Co.,  Brockville, Ont.
Progress of Japan
Vlscounl l.alo says a fundamental
tiling about the progress of .japan:
"Many forcignrers think that Japan
half a ccntu'r) ago was an uncivilized counlry. Therefore llie progress
which japan bits made may seem to
iirese foreigners extraordinary. But
Japan bad n characteristic civilization uf her own before the country
was opened io ihe world Therefore, in the lapanesc vir-v Ihc progress of Japan during fhi past fifty
years is mil remarkable, it is less
than the progress made by sonic othei- countries during the same half-
century. Thai is to say, the differ
ence between Japan and the progressive countries has been lessened during the half century, bul there is a
difference _ti 11 existing between
The Bo. -I shall be glad when I
im old enough to do as 1 please.
The Man \nil about llinl lime
you'll go and get married, so it won't
do   much    i 1    after  all.���Chicago
Cincinnati man tells how to dry
up a corn or callus so it
lifts off with fingers.
Vou corn-pestered men and women
need suffer no longer. Wear thc shoes
that nearly killed you before, says
this Cincinnati authority, because a |
ft w drops of freezone applied directly
on a tender, aching corn or callus,
stops .soreness at once and soon the
corn or hardened callus loosens so it
can be lined oil', root and all, withoul  pain.
A small bottle of freezone costs
very li'.tlc al any drug slore, but will
positively take off every hard or soft
torn or callus. This should be. tried,
as it is inexpensive and is said not to
irritate   llic  surrounding  skin.
If your druggist hasn't any freezone
lell him lo get a small boltlc for you
from bis wholesale drug ho\ise. it is
fine stuff and mis like a charm every
Mose Had the Wrong Idea
A henroost was robbed one night,
| reports Case and Comment, ami ihe
i owner found some linger prints in" lln
dirt. He had one of these photographed and had the print enlarged. The
finger print was traced to a neighborhood nc'crdowell named Mose and
afler benig accused Mose admitted
bis guilt. He looked at the enlarged
photograph  and  said:
"What Ah wants to know is: how
did you'all git thai photograph ol
them corduroy pants I wore tha
Officers Create
Spirit of Antagonism
Brutal Arrogance and Worse of the
Pain Flees Before    It.���There    is
mote virtue iu a boltle of Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil as a subduer of
pain than in gallons of oilier medicine. The public knows tllis and
there aresjew households throughout
the country when.- il cannot be
found. Thirty years of use has familiarized lhe people with it, and made
ii a household medicine throughout
llie western world.
has been
adopted as
the table
in many a
home because of
its pleasing
flavor and
crican ainbai
discussing ih
the pari ii pi
icrard, lhe former Am
ittlor to    German),    iu
Zabiirn    incident    audi
veil in leading the Ger-1
Standardized Ships at Sea ���
Tin- first of tin- British government's standardized merchant steamers to replace lonnage losl llirougli
submarines, ii i- announced, .has
been commissioned after completing
most successful trials. The keel was
Jaid down in February and the hull
was launched in June.
ll is understood that sis different
types of vessels, varying in size from
8,000 ions downward are being buill
|in  Great  Britain.  Many hundreds of
inli ships will be constructed.
ed in working somebody.
There is more Catarrh in tills section nl
llie country than .-ill oilier diseases put tu
.eihei, ami tor years ii was supposed lo be
Incurable. Doctors prescribed local remedies,
and by constantly failing io cure witli tot at
treatment, pronounced il Incurable. Catarrli
i. a local ilisfii.n, air.,tl> influenced In con
stlliitioual conditions and therefore requires
ioiiMiiinoii.il ircatnicul. Hull's Calarrh
Cure, niamilaeliiicd hy I'. .1, Cheney _ Co.,
L'otedo, tilno. is a constitutional remedy, is
taken internally niul ails tluouuli llie blood
i.ii llie Mucous Smi.nes ol ilu- System. Hue
Hundred Dollars reward is ofTcred for an.
rase that ttnll's Catarrh Cure fail- to etirj
Scud tor circulars and testimonials.
Iv   ,1.   CHENEV  ..   CO.,  't'olrilo,   Ohio.
Sold by Druggists, 75..
[tail's   Family   I'ills  fur constipation.
Women's Rights in China
China is Ihr only Oriental countrj
where women are allowed to legislate. One of llie provincial parliaments formed after the republic was
established���lhat of Canton���allotted
ten seals to women, who are elected
by the voles of Iheir own sew Two
of the successful candidates are
school mistresses, and mosl of lhc
others are lhe wives of wealthy iner-
Since taking their seals tbe lady
legislators have devoted themselves
most diligently to their diilit-s. Tlicy
frequently take pan in lhe debates,
and display considerable aptitude for
parliamcuitary business. ll is believed that the example set by Can-
lou will in course of time be followed by some of the other provincial
assemblies in China, which at presenl  consist exclusively  of men.
Minimize The Fire
Peril By Uting
Chemically Self-Extinguishing
"Silent 500s"
The Matches With "No
Afterglow"      "
EDDY is the only Canadian
maker'of these matches, every
slick of which has been treated
with a chemical solution which
positively ensures the ..match
becoming dead wood once it
has been lighted and blown
Took for the words "Chemically self-extinguishing" on the
I make Artificial Te-
without the u��e of
plaie; I ran transform\
. . badly  shaped  mouth   i.
�� to a pretty one;   I  t*
do   the   best   work  tin
Your Asthma. Too. The efficacy I
of Dr. .1.1). Kellogg's Asthma Rem-1
cdy is not something that is merely
10 be hoped for; il is to be expected.
11 never fails lo bring relief, and in
your own  individual  case  il   will  do
lhe same.    So universal lias been the ! _*-.���.' ���,""*1 '"'"" ''" ..T".   .__' '1
,,.._.        ,-   ,t ���     r      r i .,    _    <lo it theaper and more satisfactory than an*
success  of  this  far-famed  cure    that : bo_y  r know.
every one afflicted with  this  disease |       Examination and Consultation Fr��.
owes  il   lo  himself  lo  try  it. DR. G. R. CLARKE
Rooms   1   to  9,   Dom.  Trust   Bldg
j Regina      ....      -       Saslj
A Simple Remedy
In ihese days of nervous prostration, called by sonic, "nervous prosperity," because il is so prevalent
among the idle rich, this story of the
famous Dr. Abernelhy, who did not
believe in coddling bis patients, is
A patient, a wealthy woman, sent
for him, and he found it was a case
of nerves.
"Doctor." she saitl, "I feel a terrible pain in my side every time J
put my baud to my head."
'Then, .Madam," said lhc doctor,
"why, in the name of common scnt-e
do yotl put your baud to vour hcadr"
The Heart of a Piano is the
Action.   Insist on the
Otto Higel Piano Action
Minard's Liniment  Cures  Dandruff.
A   Dominion   Express   Money    Orucr    id
five dollars  costs  three cents.
-  "-: 1
W.     N.     U.     11/7
man niilitaritsts lo bring on wat' lills
llu- following:
"Por year- officers of    ibe    army,
bolh in iin  discharge o( theii  duties j
.unl oiHsidc, bate behaved in a s''iy|
arrogant waj  inward the civil nop. 1
lation,    Time and again   while   I   was j
in German)  waiting In line al somi I
lickel oflicc nu officer shoved hiinst-II
nliiail ol iill others wilhoui even    a
protest from those waiting.   On one
occasion 1 went to lhe races in  Pi i-
lin with my brother-in-law and botighl
li boH.    While we were out looking .1
iiii- horses between the races a Prussian officer ami hi- wife seated them
selves in our l��i\.    I called Ills alien
lion ni one ol ihe tijihcrs to this, but
lhe usher said thai  he did not dare
ask a  Prussian officer lo leave, and il
was only afler sending him my Jock
cy Club badge and my pass as ambassador lhat 1 was able to secure pus
si ssioii of my own bus."
Mr    Gerard    further    slates    that
! there hnve been many instances in
Germany where officers, having a
slight dispute wiili civilians, have,
instantly cut ibe civilian down. Instances of tIiiss kind and lhc harsh
treatment'of the Germans by officers
land liiidcr-ofTiccrs, while scrviiif! in
the army, undoubtedly crea'cd in
Germany a spirit of antagonism not
only lo lhe arm; Itself, bill lo the
���> bob'  mililar)  sj item of Prussia,
A Tightwad
lie���Here  I've    spcnl
colirling ton antl you thr
for another fellow.
She  -Well, he spent le
more money, that's why.
��� over
Buy Idols and Motor Coats
Many   English     women   are   brut,
. oil' now  than thev ever were beforj
Let Us Do the Same What  use are  lhcy making oi tlicf
Coin   is  good   food.    The   Italians   newly acquired  wealth.
are accustomed to eai  corn  in eon-;    The  London   Daily  Mini r    Irani
siilerable cpiailtilics,    Since  we know! lhal   one   woman   invested   th<     s:i\
iu Canada how to prepare it for con-lings of  weeks  in a silver teapot
sumption, we an-   going    lo    spare "It dues make u place look   so .��
ti'hcal wiflingly enough for the needs  spectacle,"  its  owner  explained.
i,i our foreign allies. j    Another   bought   a   Cliincsi   id,4
  j another a  motor coat, although  sit
"SI lieu a���Wc   never   hear lhe   brsi  bad no motor car;    and   a    tbii-.'
ibiun- t|ia| are said aboul us complete    sei    ol    Honorc   Bnlzn
Cynlr.us    N'o; wc arc dead  then, -though  jilic  was  unable  lo    read
Judge. | word of  French.
-I ^^    ���
���fv c_
CliilJ.en prefer it to the most expensive butter. Why not
save money by using more of this syrup ?
Io 2, S, 10 and 20 pound tins-.* Ib. (iltas Jars
Write for free Cook Book, 34
ySYM __u_ -__vi_.w. nrrnnrra ��� u.
Appeals to
Socialists lor Help
A New World i.s the Goil Towards Wliicli the Ailed Nations
Are Marching When Democracy Decrees Tlnn ihc Governnieni
Of a Nation Becomes the Sovereign Will of thc People
To maintain the war spirit of the
naiion is a.s imperative a task as the
maintenance of reinforcements and
supplies al llie front. In oblc.n days
wars wcrc carried on*'by kings or
governments through military coin
mandcrs. The attitude of the nation
at large was not a matter of surname
Importance in thc carrying, on of a
campaign. But limes have changed.
In democratic countries tin- whole
nation, not tlie government only, goes
to war. No longer is thc military
commander iu the held left to his
own devices; no longer are ministers
concerned nnlv with Ihe maintenance
of an army in the liclil. The war
Spirit i nn st be kepi alive al home,
which, io au extent undreamt of in
Napoleonic times, is lhe base of mil-
ilary operations. lu days gonr- by
Statesmen spoke to the nation
tlirougli parliament, Willi the coming or democratic govcriinieiil mil.
istcrs nowadays forsake the house
for the public plai form. It is a sign
of the limes, and significant of the
silent revolution which war i.s bringing in ils (rain, thai the prime minister of lhe I'nited Kingdom takes
advantage of every opportunity to
associate the people wiih lhe govern.
mint in bidding defiaflec lo German
military science. For Mr. Lloyd
Cicorgc knows lhat side bv side with
llle physical struggle the lighl is being waged for a new world made safer for the common people,
- new world. This is llle goal
towards which the Allied nations are
inarching. This new world is coming not from kings or governments
or parliaments, hut from lhe people*
who have been so long shut out of
llieir heritage. When Mr, Lloyd
George, in a recent speech, called on
lhe llritish democracy to "get a new
world" he had in mind lhe disappointing barrier which German niili-
lary aggression interposed between
ihc Britisii masses and the full consummation of their hopes. But the
war has not been an unmixed evil if
it carries the reforming spirit of the
Britisii nation stages farther along the
road of social and political redemption than were deemed possible in
lhc declining days of the Asquith-
l.loyd (ieorgc government.
In that' new world the parliament
musl take ils place not as the machinery of a government or a party
but as the sovereign will of the nation. Unthinking observers of the
effects of the war upon parliament
see iu the breakdown of thc representative chamber the inherent limitations of democracy as a governing
force in time of war. This was not
the conclusion of Mr. Balfour. Standing on the threshold of the new world
lhat is rising from the. ashes of the
past, the people of the' Allied nations re-echo Mr. Balfour's challenging words in the. house at Ottawa:
"Wc Iravc staked our last dollar on
democracy, and if democracy fail ns
we arc bankrupt indeed."���Toronto
Calls Democracy Dangerous
iberal and Socialist
iennany continue io
prospective     tli
Spies in South America
German Agents Well Organized   in
Buenos Ayres for Enemy
Coming closely after Secretary of
State Lansing's rcvcl-.ilionsi.of German-Swedish intrigue, the New York
World publishes the following article
from its correspondent in Buenos
Ayres, under date of August  18:
The unusual activities of German
spies in this rity during the recent
visit of the Uniled Slates squadron
have led to the discovery of an espionage bureau which appears to be the
headquarters for German activities in
South America.
It was through an accident that the
espionage activities were discovered.
These were revealed through the
opening of a letter Much was
wrongly delivered to a man of pro-
ally sentiments, tin reading the letter he turned il over lo the foreign
The president of the Argentine Republic immediately started searching
enquiry wilh the result thai it has
been learned that the bureau is being
���financed from Germany and that it is
housed in the elaborate residence, of
a German nobleman who is now living in a hotel.
A secret wireless outfit has been
discovered in a house on United
Slates  street  and  was  demolished.
It had been asserted for sonic time
by allied representatives here that
German espionage agents in Buenos
Ayres have been in direct communication with Berlin by means of the
Buenos Ayres cable, to Spain, whence
the information is sent by wireless
from Madrid.
Church Bells Make Munitions
70,000 church bells, destined for
the smelter and ultimately for conversion into munitions of war, havc
becn received by a big bell factory
at Apoldo, in the Prussian province
of Hanover.
W.    N,    U.     1177
Ruling Classes of Germany   Bitt
Oppose Move for Democracy
When the
newspapers iu
talk aboul the
craiizalion of the empire in the near
future in connection   with    lhe   re-
cstablisliiucni of peace, copies of con-
Is.rvative papers recently rceelvcd in
] London sho.   that lhe ruling class iu
, Prussia bitterly resents ever) implicit-
i lion thai it is i,.i lose some of its power.    Writing on democracy, lhe Berliner Neuestc Nachrlchtcii says:
"The mosl dangerous enemy oi
I the German people is democracy, ll
{is democracy thai wc shall have io
tight wlun our anus have long been
al rest and ibe far advanced frontiers of the new and greater Germany have been secured ���in spile oi
July IU and iis rciclistag majority
in a German security peace."
This causes ihc Berliner Vor-
warls, lhe organ of the so-called majority Socialists, to remark:
"So, when I'ligland, France, America, Kussia, elc, have been defeated,
the war wiil begin, wilh cheers in the
name of the German people, against
the German people itself."
The Berliner Kretiz-Zeitung publishes lhe following appeal to the
Prussian nobility.
"The Fatherland is in danger. Our
enemies, il is true, cannot sti.nd up
aganist llic sword of Hindcnburg
and his loyal supporters or againsl
the during pf our gallant bluejackets, Bul, as must bc said to
our eternal disgrace, our enemies
find conscious and unconscious allies among people who bear lhe German name and live within the German frontiers. The German pro-
pie's will for victory is being weakened, and efforts arc being made to
disturb the well-proved foundations
of our stale s\ stem. Prussia���Germany is on the verge .if an abyss.
"Where at'tbis hour arc the sons
of those to whom thc Prussian stale
and the whole German Fatherland
owe so much? Where is the Prussian nobility? fs it not now their
duty to call the whole of the loyal
Prussian people of all classes to
gather together and resist lhe disappearance of ihe. Prussia of Fred-
crick the Great and the German
empire of William the Unforgettable
and his great chancellor? is all llic
pjecions blood to have flowed in vain?
The Prussian nobility must be summoned, not to lhe defense of its alleged or real rights, but to the fulfillment of its duties toward the
Fatherland which arc based deep in
history, Once more, when: is the
Prussian nobility?"
Highest Order it the Garter
But the Order of Merit Is Pre-eminent Gift of King
What is the greatest honor in the
gift of the king? "Oh the Garter, of
course I" says everybody; and it may
once bc admitted that the Knighthood of lhe Garter is the most exclusive order of chivalry in the world,
and it must have been one of the bitterest pills the kaiser had to swallow
when his name and the names oi his
I datives and allies were struck off
that roll whose shrine is St. George's
Chapel, Windsor.
But the Garter, though the most
exclusive order, Inasmuch as it is
confined lo royalty and nobility, is
not the greatest honor the king can
confer. That position of pre-eminence must be accorded to the righl
to place the letters "O.M." after one's
name. The Order of Merit has not
been long established, but by universal consent it has taken a premier
place among those honors which lhe
best and greatest may covet wilhout
loss of simplicity ami dignity.
Hitherto it has been conferred with
extreme care, and the number of
people who have held this title and
hall-mark of universal esteem and
admiration have seldom exceeded a
dozen. But lo be iu the company of
Sir Edward Elgar and Thomas
Hardy and I.ord Morlcy is to be of
the ��company of noblemen indeed,
who _ have gained llieir patent to
nobility by splendid achievement and
by the production of work which will
outlast all the dynasties of kings.
Women Smokers in Wales
A woman was seen smoking a pipe
in a Swansea by-street yesterday, and
seemed to be enjoying it hugely; of
course, this is not quite a new thing.
Some old ladies, especially of Irish
extraction, have enjoyed their weed
in that way for many years past. But
it was the way in which this was
done which surprised the public.|
As a matter of fact, in London
some women have gone in for cigarettes and pipes in their homes and In
the women's clubs where a rule that
pipes are not permitted has been
quietly rescinded in favor of the
male visitors, who now smoke vigorously without tomplalnt.���Cardiff
Western Mail.
Austrian  Kaiser Takes Counsel Willi ]
Old Enemy
ll is a curious irony oi fate lhat
tin- present emperor of Austria, who
i.s ibe mih nf lhe l.ii< Archduke Otto,
[.should now be appealing lo a Sorial-
' isl in stand bv him ami bis famllj
! in safeguarding bis ihrone, especially
: when ibe enipi ror's faathcr tried io
'put an end In that Socialist's life.
I And thereon hangs a  inle,
The affair happened    in  1895, ami
was the sequel  to    our of lhe    mosl
I disgraceful    of    ll"'    many   scandals
: with  wliicli  the Austrian    emperor's
1 father, thc late Archduke ( Mm,    was
connected.    The story is well known.
Riding    one    day  in  the    country.
Archduke Otto mel  ilrf funeral procession of a poor peasant, whose re-
I latives  and   friends     were     following
'bis body to the grave.   Archduke Ol-
j to, who was accompanied hy several
.officers, compelled the bearers to pui
down   llie  coffin   iu   lhe  centre of lhe
road,    iu  order that   he  might     have
lhc  pleasure  ol' jumping  over  il     ou
his horse. This he did several limes,
j backwards and forwards, whilst    the
mourners   looked on indignant   nml
helpless. Archduke Otto and his
friends then continued their ride.
Herr I'rrnerslofri', who at lhal
time was the only Socialist member
of llic Austrian chamber of deputies,
brought ibe scandal in light in parliament, and denounced Archduke
Olio from the rostrum of the chamber as a blackguard, His courageous
attack on tine of the most, prominent
members of the imperial family caused a tremendous sensation,
The next day Pcrtierstofer was
found in his flat lying on the floor
nearly dead. Mis servant had been
decoyed oul of the house, and during
her absence one or more unknown
persons had got inlo Ihe Hat and
beaten Pcrncrstofer lo the point of
death. When ibe servant came back-
she found the Socialist deputy lying
in a pool of blood, and for many
weeks afterwards lie lay helpless as a
result of Ibe brutal assault.
Police investigations were made,
but they were speedily terminated,
because it was found lhat Archduke
Otto had been the perpetrator of the
outrage. It was also discovered that
the late Archduke Francis Ferdinand,
although be had taken no part in lhc
coffin incident, nevertheless resented
the public attack ou an imperial
archduke so keenly lhat he aided and
abetted his brother iu llic assault on
It is one of the curious ironies of
fate that Archduke Otto's son should
now be appealing to Pcrncrstofer
lo stand by lhe imperial family and
help him in .safeguarding his throne.
Absolute Supremacy ol the Air Would Enable the Allies to Carr
The War Inlo (Icrniun Territory In Sftch a Way As To Secure
Absolute Military Results and to Wear Down Resistance
Want To Be Like England
One Cily in    Germany    the    Kaiser |
Dare  Not  Visit
The Germau raids on London have
driven  home  one  lesson  about    the
iusc of air power.   A bare superiority
'. means  lhal  the  war  iu   thc air  continues   to   be   fought     ovcr  our   own
I'he people of Hanflmrg, long proud territory or that of our Allies.   To
lhe  distinction  of  being   the  only |
West Will Get
Apples From East
Price Has Been    Fixed    to    Allow
Wholesale and Retail Profit
According to iron. W. J. Hanna,
food controller, Western Canada will
obtain its apple supply from Nova
Scolia. He slated that the British
Columbia crop was 75 per cent, normal. Ontario and Quebec have only
15 per cent, of a normal crop, but
Nova Scotia has 100 per cent, normal. The latter province usually exports a large quantity of apples, but
this year the crop from the east will
be diverted to the west and the food
controller's department has already
made arrangements for the distribution of the crop in carlad lots lo lhe
west. The price has also been fixed,
and the wholesalers and retailers will
help in its distribution on the basis
of the fixed price.
Another point made by Mr. Hanna
was that it would be a great mistake
for Canada to change the standard of
ils flour. It was Hue, he said, thai
for the present there would be a
slight gain if the standard of flour
was lowered, but this would be much
more than offset by the loss that
would accrue in export trade after
the  war.
Canadian Pig Iron Production
With three small plants slill unheard from, the total production in
Canada during ihr lirst three months
of I'll7 was 27b.7"7 tons, an average of 92,529 tons per month as compared with a monthly production of
97,438 tons during 1916.--Journal of
of the distinction of being
"fret: city" in Germany, are so sick of
the war, so eager to hear the proclamation "peace," thai, as one notable
citizen said, "(lite us food ami we'll
hang our Hags."
An Englishwoman who lived in
Hamburg for many years, and has
just mucin her way lo England, gave
ihis vivid description of lhc condition of things there:
No place in Germany has been hit
so hard by Ihe war as Hamburg, No
community sighs so anxiously for
peace. There is no more talk 'of
"\ iclory.''
To the thousands oi people who
knew Hamburg in its gay, prosperous,
well-fed days the Alstcr city would
present a sad and sorry sight today.
There, is no sign whatever of its former prosperity. The harbor is dead.
The vast business of export and shipping on which thousands of Hamburg
families depended is at a standstill,
They have had to make heavy drafts
on savings and invested capital. The
two great' hotels, once the city's
pride, the Esplanade and lhc Atlantic,
are practically shut and bankrupt;
lhcy depend on thc patronage of
wealthy visitors, especially, Americans and English. Cafe life erased
many months ago. You can get no
coffee that is drinkable���the so-called "substitutes" are vile and there
has been no tea for ii long time,
The Hamburg goose was a once-
faincd national dish. A goose, when
it can bc had, now costs $25 or $30;
in lhe old days a line one cosl $2.50
to $3.50. There is no lack of I
but money is worthless bc
in rare instances can one buy' anything with It. There wen- never so
few fat men and women ill Germany. "Pot-bellies," have disappeared . Everybody iu Hamburg is
and looks underfed.
Hamburg depended, to an enormous
extent, on English lratle and good
will for its prosperity; and though
thc Hamburgers at first prayed that
Golt would strafe England, they arc
beginning now to think of thc future.
They hope England will forgive and
forget, and help the port lo regain
some of its greatness.
You will hear a good many Hamburgers say they know- now that it
was not England who made the war.
They are beginning to blame "Berlin." The kaiser is not nearly so
popular on lhe Kibe as he once was.
I do nol-think llicrc would be much
cheering for him today if he rode
round the Alster with his friend,
Herr Balliu. Hamburg soldiers arc
very bitter when they come home.
You hear a good deal of talk, attributed to them, about "freeing" Hamburg from the rest of Germany when
the war is over. They want to be
"like England.'
if moneyi
nuse only
carry llie war into Oerman territory
in such a way as to secure definite
military rcsulls, such ., supremacy i��
needed as will prevcul German airmen from ever rising. Such a supremacy, if wc could bold il for ihree
months, would gain lis victory iu llu
war. W'e could bomb ICrupps so persistently that no work would be possible there. W'e could destroy the
Rhine bridges, so that no supplies,
even if they rould be manufactured,
could reach the German army, The
effect would be lo double and treble
the relative strength of the allied
armies to the German, Had the truth
of this view been seen twelve months
ago, we might at this lime have been
in a winning position and that at a
much smaller expenditure of life and
al a much smaller cost to the industry and finance of the country.
The truth was not seen a year ago
because admirable as is tlie work
done by the Royal Flying Corps and
by the Royal Naval Air service, both
war office and admiralty were too
busy in defending their own prerogative over the air to take a broad
and long view of all the changes that
this new arm would make in the art
of war. The Germans, too, were
nearly as slow to see them, for
though they have taken a lead, it i*
only a slight one ant! the prospects
of our catching up to ihem are verv
good. Already views about llie future
of air power which would have
seemed wild nnlv two mouths ago.
though ihey were put forward even
then, are now the commonplaces for
discussion upon the war. It is ni E
the least of our debt to America that
her energy and foresight in preparing a huge air fleet has enabled ns ta
look forward with confidence to attaining the superiority required���not
this year, alas! but nest year. Ami
it is not the least of the services of
Germany to our war policy that by
raiding London thev have at las*
knocked lhe truth into our heads.-���
II. Sidcbotham in the New Republic
Paris Haa War Museum
Many important price changes
have, been made. In Western Canada the changes are particularly numerous. Lighl and heavy tee strap
hinges have moved to higher levels.
Wrought buns, machinists hammers,
coil chain, black sheets, vices, grinders, steel and wood tackle holts and
hack saw blades arc among the lines
that have hern advanced in price.
Window glass has advanced by
changing discounts. Linseed oil is
inclined to a lower price. Business
in hardware lines is keeping up well,
lournal of Commerce;
Requisitions Horse and Mule Hides
I'he English army council lias tak-
��� ii possession of all horse and mule
hides as in slock Inly 4, and further
lcalings are prohibited without a license.��� lournal of Commerce.
Collections Fill    Twenty-Two Larj#
Paris now boasts a museum unlike any other in the world. This l��
the "Musec de Guerre," the war museum of M. Henri Leblanc, and contains lhe most complete collection of
documents relating to the war constituted anywhere.
Thc idea of forming a war collection first occurred to M. Leblanc on
the last day of July, 1914, before hostilities actually broke out. He began
with gathering all the public posters
concerning war measures posted in
Paris. Today his collections fill 2i
rooms. Every aspect of the war Ij
here represented in documents and
pictures. Posters showing the development of American sentiment till
the final intervention, have a prominent place. Every form of paper
money issued In France and the colonies is represented. There are alsc
countless specimens of "trench-craft"
and war souvenirs.
He has presented lire collection to
the State.
Things Wrongly Named
Titmouse is a bird.
Catgut is a sheepgut.
Sealing wax  has  no  wax.
Blind worms have  eyes    and
Rice paper is not made of rice o/
thc rice plant.
Kid gloves are not made of kid.
German silver is not silver, nor el
German manufacture, it having beeo
made in China for centuries.
Vi   2 and B Ib. Cartani���
10,20,50 and 100 lb. Btaa.
From "Ye Olde Sugar Loafe" of grandmother's day,
to tha sparkling --Extra Granulated" in your own cut-glass
bowl, Redpath Sugar has appear eM three times daily, for over
half a century, on thousands of Canadian tables.
Jjf        . "Let Redpath Sweeten it" ?.
Made in one grade only   the highest! i'lttMi'������������:
"The   Ci-cial Test"
Maple Lea.   . heatre Saturday
There was a large and npprcciiil .- pacity and iu futiire this will be kept
crowd at lhc opening ol the Maple I .h Koing whenever there is a show on, and
Tin aire on Srilui'd-iv evening. 'I lie i ��� j lhe ball uiiitle coinfortiible. OiiSatur-
trticiors luul il.ine all hi   ilirir piHiei   to dav evening Nov.   3rd another  special
have everylhiiig reatly, hut ,did nol
cpii ;��� succeed, consequently ihere wm- a
little di ciiu'linl limn cold (or which
.Mr I'ccliu r npologr/A'S. 'Ibe building
has ii in-w to, ii.h'c ol great  heating   ca-
film entitled,"The Critical Test" will
in- pui mi ai ilu- Maple Leaf Theatre, ll
isa wonileilul ili'iituii of Russian Court
ble; featuring the famous I'ugli.h ncl.-
resa, Kitty Gordon,
.ass One Provide The
Oive Hundred The
It will be greatly to Ihe advantage of Canada if thc entire quota of 100,000 men to bc raised under
Ihe Military Service Acl can be secured from the first class; that is, from the men between the ages of '20
and 34 who were unmarried or widowers without children on July 6th, 1917.
This is almost self-evident for the following reasons:
it is admitted that, between the ages of 20 and 34, lhe average man is at the height ol his
physical strength and is most adaptable to the change ol conditions (rom civilian life;
the military service ol unmarried men and widowers without children would occasion less
distress than that of most others, since they are largely without dependents.   Also, it would
entail less financial burden for Canada, through separation allowances, etc.
Authorities estimate that, after all proper exemptions have been allowed, Canada should be able to
produce from Ihe first class 100,000 men fit for service, so thc drain upon the man power of the country
will not be severe.
Members of Class One will be well advised to present themselves lor examination immediately to
the Medical Board in their district. Upon examination as to their physical fitness, they wil! be placed in one
of the following categories:
Category A���if fit for service in overseas fighting units.
Category B���if fit for service overseas in Army Medical Corps, Forestry Battalion, etc.
Catagory C��� il fit for service in Canada only.
Category E���if unfit for military service of any nature.
If not placed in Category A, the applicant will know that he is not liable for immediate service, but will
go to the Post Office and send in a claim for exemption with his Medical Certificate attached, when he will receive in due course a certificate ol exemption until those in his medical category are summoned lor service.
Where a man, who is placed in category A, feels that exemption should be allowed, an application
form can be secured from the postmaster.   This form, when filled in, will be forwarded by the postmaster
to the registrar ol the district, and the applicant will be informed by mail as to the time and place lor the
consideration ol his application by the Exemption Board.
Issued ij> The Militarri Service Council.
Promise For Future Good
With Increase in Canada's Preslig
us it Uelligerent War Business
, Booms
I Ottawa, Oct. 29���A'unotineenie
that tlie Imperial Munitions Bow
will spend money in Canada libtr
ally for the winter ��11 the nuiniti,
contracts is welcomed here an
assurance of industrial prospen
in the winter mouths. It. tn
means that the total amount
011 munition- in Canada ������
Why does Canada Raise Money
by Selling Bonds ?
BONDS are issued payable in ten or twenty years, as the case may be.
It means that repayment of the money will be spread over ten or twenty
years instead of being raised by taxation to meet current expenditures.
To raise by taxation all the money as fast as it is needed to carry on
Canada's share in winning the war, would be an unbearable burden upon
the people.
It would mean that more than a million dollars a day would have to be
raised right now.
But to raise money by selling Canada's
Victory Bonds means $hat those of the
next generation who will benefit by the
sacrifices this generation is making;
���who will share in the freedom this
generation is fighting for and largely paying
for���will also pay their share.
��� ��� ���
And when you buy Canada's Victory
Bonds you make a first-class business investment in a security that is absolutely
safe, likely to enhance in value after the
war, and bearing a good rate of interest.
You help the country by keeping open
the British market for Canadian products
and this helps the general welfare in which
you share.
��� ��� ���
And again, every Canadian who buys
a Victory Bond becomes a financial partner
or backer of Canada in the war.
When you buy a Canada Victory Bond
you give a personal pledge that you are
going to help to win the war.
Every man and woman in Canada can
help to win the war by buying Canada's
Victory Bonds. And Canada wants the
personal, individual interest and co-operation of every man and woman in the
The buying of Victory Bonds by the
whole people unites them in a determination
to win the war.
Every purchase of Canada's Victory
Bonds is a blow for freedom against the
tyranny of German Kultur.
Every bond sold is a new guarantee
that Canada is in the war to the finish,
until victory is with the Allies and the
world has been made safe to live in.
Every bond you buy is a new pledge
that Canada will remain true to herself, the
Empire,, the Allies and to freedom's cause.
So it is both patriotic and good business to
Buy Canada s Victory Bonds
Issued l.y Canada's Victory Loan Committee
in co-operation with the Minister of Finance
of the Dominion of Canada.
of tlie ye,11 will be an Imposing
sum, just how large il is difficult to
estimate at the moment,
Consideration of  this  question
brings up the point   that   Canada
nt bus been unusually fortunate in the
I'd matter of obtaining   contracts  for
r- war material, all   kinds of  w,.ich
n  have   been   exported   to    Europe
m since the war begun.    One  of  the
ty  features of  Canada's  participation
so in the war has been tlle prosperous
���it business it has brought the country
The adoption by Canada of   the
Militay Service Act has  vastly   increased the national prestige   as  a
belligerent of the side of the Allies
1 and has assured   the   country of
continued prosperity through  wan
activities of a business nature.
"Windy Billy" Mclnnis makes
no mistake when he admits that
that he is the Bin Noise of li. C. He
certainly made a noise at the Agricultur
al Hall on Monday night but that's
about all. His attempt to make political capital out ol the fact that Dr.
Morrison (ailed to get an appointment
in the 102nd Batt, fell so flat that he
abandoned it very quickly. He also
took particular pains to prove that Sir
Wilrred Laurie, was not a disloyal person. No responsible Conservative or
Conservative paper has claimed that Sir
Wilfred \ as disloyal���hence Billy's heroics go tor nought.
Mr. Mclnnis takes all thc credit to the
Liberals forgiving Unfranchise to women
This is not so, tlie late Conservative government gave the bill two readings and
then the referendum. When that was
carried the government had no resource
but to give tiie bill it's third reading.
Up to date no woman has exercised the
franchise and it looks as though Borden
might justly claim the honon after all.
Mr. Mclnnis says the appointing ol
enumerators to prepare the Voter's List
is a deliberate attempt to "pack the jury"
Well, the Act is a copy of the one used
in the prairie provinces where the Liber
als made and have used it for years. He
also said the late Bowser government had squandered and misappropriated millions, Up to date the no patronage Liberal Government have failed to
find where one dollar was nial-adminis-
tered. anil they have increased the cost
of carrying on the business ol the government by hundreds of thousands of
dollars to make jobs for hungry heelers
In thundering tones "Billy" Mclnnis
denonnced grafters, war contract profilers, food hogs, etc, This pleased every,
body. Unfortunately all the people of
tbat ilk are not in the Liberal ranks, we
have a (ew of them among the Conservatives, bnt it will be remembered that
Sir Robert Borden gets rid of them if
they show up in the government,
He advocated using the big stick to
bring down the high cost of living.
The Consciiption Bill and the Election Bill were criticized. He said the
Unien Government was not a National
Government. The win-the-war talk
was humbug. There was no great need
of men to fill the ranks, plenty could be
got by volunteer enlistment, Deplored
the waste of clothing which he claimed
W\* ���'" tldv. A stenographer of Sam
Hughes had invented a trench tool which
had cosl he country $LO��0.000, but nor
one had gone to France yet. The Ross
rifle came in for a share of invictive use.
He claimed _ou0 nun ,vine lost by its
use. Wealth should be conscripted before man power. He Was sick of hear-
that men were needed at the front to fill
gups when there are so many "safety
first" soldiers about. Politics, snobbery
and favoritism should be cut out of the
army, He said it was necessary to pass
thiough the Conservative Association to
get promotion in the 102nd Batt. ^ This
Slander was promptly "nailed" and
Hilly got off the dangerous ground. If
he condition were   changed  under Li-
-il rule plcntv of men could be secur-


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