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Array List Your Property with
Island Realty Co.
We Can Sell It
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Hate You Money to In .est.
Sec us; we Can Make You
I. rge Dividends
Island Realty Co.
VOL. 2
NO. 15
Would You Like a Home
Fronting on the Beach?
We have some choice 20
acre blocks at Little River
Good Land with Splendid View Facing on the Gulf
This is the best waterfrontage in the
district  at  $150  per acre.    If you
wish to buy we will meet you on
the terms
P. L. ANDERTON, Manager
Phone 22 Courtenay, B. C.
Tuesday, March 10
Sale of Farm Stock, Etc., for Mr. J. S. Shopland
Thursday, March 1?
Sale of 10 Acres of Land with House, Etc.
Tuesday, March 31
Sale of Farm Stock, Etc., for Mr. G. Jefferies
Saturday 14th March, Sale of furniture, Mine 8, W Cornwell
Phone 10 Auctioneers Courtenay
R. fl. ALLAN
Successor to Cameron & Allan
Office: Union St        Phone 33
Give us your order for
Letterheads,- Billheads,
Statements, Envelopes,
Wedding, Stationery, Etc.
The  regular   meeting   of   the
Knights of Pythias will be held
Remember the masqueri.de ball
to-night, Comeoudenjoy yourself.      ...   ,.,-,,
I    Hinds,  the  tailor,  has   moved
See McPhee _ Morrison's blouse into the building lately occupied by
announcement i" this weeks issue. |J. Young, as a photo gallery.
Bridges Bros, are installing an
electric li4.1t plant on their farm
for lighting their house and barns,
The weekly Friday night dance
will not I . held to-morrow night.
And in future they will be held
every Wednesday evening.
The member* of the Courteuay
Hible Class are holding a social in
the K. of P, hall 011 Friday evening
March loh. Everybody welcome.
Ladies will bring refreshments.
A series of cooking |lessons have
been arranged for the members of
the Coinox Womens' Ins it.ite.
Miss Livingstone of Vauio.iver
will conduct the lessons. The first
lesson will be given in the Sand
wick hall, Monday 2.30 P. M. All
members requested to attend,
Maternity cases attended at own
home. Apply, Mrs. Marshall,
Sandwick P. 0.
For Sale���Pure bred S. C. Leghorn eggs for setting, jjtio per 100,
H. W. Heberden, Saudwick.
For fine painting, paperhanging
and decorating don't fail to see
Doyle & Home, Courtenay.
Wanted���20 or 30 dozen new
laid eggs weekly, also potatoes'!
Apply Berwick store.  No. 8 Mine.
Found���A gold bracelet, owner
can have same on applying at
at Peacy's Drug Store, Courteuay.
Quiet mare, safe for lady or
children to drive, for s .le or exchange for cow. Apply at Review
For Sale���Cedar posts and poles;
beardless barley and good seed potatoes. T. C. Woods, Sandwick,
Phone R 96.
Any one thinking of buying a
Singer sewing machine ought to
see the machines at the Courtenay
Furniture Store before buying.
To Rent���5 roomed house with
basement, hot aud cold water,
modern conveniences. Apply J.
R. Johnson.   Courtenay Hotel,
Do you want cordwood or poles
cut with circular saw? If so call
up Grimsley & Hodgkinson.
Telephone 36, or enquire B. C.
Reliable agent wanted to handle
Indian' motorcycles. Wholesale
price given on machine to use as
demonstrator, if purchaser means
business. Write, Thos. Plimley,
Victoria, B. C.
5JFor Sale���Brown Mare, nice
driver and quiet in harness, suitable
for lady. Also chestnut mare, quiet
to ride aud will make a good driver.
Both in good condition. Apply
Mrs. Simms, box 353, Cumberland.
Miss Blanchard wishes to notify
the ladies of the District that she
has opened a dressmaking and
Ladies tailoring shop in the rooms
above Marocchi's bakery. A call
is solicited and satisfaction guaranteed,
Miss Marianne King will optn
her private school in the orchard,
at Courtenay, on March 16th,,
Private lessons in French, German,
aud music, in the house adjoining
Mr. J. McKenzie Jr., Grabble St.
For terms, apply box 130.
For Srle��� Young pure bred
Yorkshire pi^s, 8 weeks old and in
excellent condition, $4 each. Single
comb Rhode Island red cockerels
at $1.50 each, really fine birds and
of excellent color. Wanted���150
Pekin duck eggs at" once for hatching. Write, J. Lawrence, Kye Bay,
If you want any special pieces of
furniture made, kitchen cabinets,
cupboards, sideboards or pantry
work, store or office fixtures, counters or show cases, made to /our
order, come in and give us an idea
of what you want or we have
sketches for you to select from,
picture framing and sign work
promptly done. Sutton's Cabinet
A. W. Whiteley, Grand Organizer of the Loyal Orange Lodge,
will pay the Courtenay lodge a visit
on Wednesday evening March nth,
all the members of this lodge are
requested to attend.
Messrs, Horace McPhee, A.
Urduhart, J. W, McKenzie, B. 1 .
Krause, Geo. Ardley Harry King,
Leo. Anderton, Jas. Parkin, from
here, and Mr. M. McFarlaue and
W. Baikie of Denman Island, attended the Liberal Convention at
Victoria last week.
On Thursday evening last a farewell dance was tendered to Mr.
and Mrs. Rogers, of Headquarters,
in the Courtenay Opera House. A
large number of the young people
of the district, also a trainload from
Headquarters gathered to bid them
God-speed. A merry time was
spent. The music was furnished
by Martin's Orchestra,
Cumberland must have some
ambitious citizens within her borders with the political bee in their
bonnets. The following is from
the New* of that place: "If it
costs between two and three hundred dollars to become president of
a Conservative Association, how
much will it cost to be elected to
the provincial legislature ? In our
opinion, it will take one month's
output of a distillery and brewery, J
the farm, and all the monev the
wife has in the 'long stocking,' and j
perhaps get badly left in the end.'
But, politicians will sacrifice a lot
for the good of the people (?)"        |
The Board of Trade meets tonight at 8 o'clock, in the Board
Mrs. Kepner has a fine display
of new, spring, fancy, goods, also
a nice stock of fancy work. A
call solicited.
Charles Simms, begs to announce
that he has purchased the Jewelry
Business which he has mauaged for
the past six mouths, for Mr. McLean of Cumberland, and hopes
that by strict personal attention to
merit a share of the patronage of
the Comox Valley residents.
Watch repairing and eyesight
testing is his speciality. Waltham
watches and other standard makes
will be on sale at Vancouver prices.
On Tuesday evening a meeting
of those opposed to the incorporation
of Courtenav as a city, was held in
the Board of Trade rooms. The
attendance was uot as large as was
expected, Dr. Millard was appointed chairman aud he explained
that while the Waterworks Company had no need for opposing incorporation, yet they did not think
the time had come for Courteuay
to incorporate as a city. Tlie area
was too large, the houses were too
scattered, and there was not nearly
er.ougn inhabitants to equalize the
assessment. Mr. Harrison said
that all we would get, that we had
not now, in the event of incorporation, would be the doubtful pleasure of paying for the services of a
city clerk, a chief of police, aud a
scavenger, and if we required any
better|streets_and sidewalks than we
have now, we would have to pay
tor them extra. A petition, showing the objections to the area proposed to be incorporated will be
prepared and circulated, and presented to the Proviudal Secretary
in the near future.
Some Gootl .ots At The Station
The streets through the Station Subdivision are very shortly to be made
these will run from the Cumberland road close to the E, & N. Station
down to the Union Bay road close to the mill pond. Good large lots,
SO x 120 feet can be had at the present time at $250 each. Corner r.ots
S3 x 125 for _00. These prices will be raised shortly. Terms 1-4 cash
the balance in 6, 12 aid 18 months, interest at 7 per cent, As the
Union Bay road is fast becoming a favorite residential section of
Courtenay, having a cheerful outlook and being the Island Highway,
the town is certain to build up rapidly in that direction, consequently
there will be a considerable amount of traffic in the streets up to the
station and freight shed from that part of the town. This is a good
opportunity for those who wish to start up in business later on, for
those who want a good sized residential property close in, There are
no other lots in Courtenay the size of these that can be bought at anything like the above prices. The plan of the Subdivision can be seen
at any time in my office
E. & N. Lands from $15 per Acre Up
For the New ,Year we have a choice
variety of provisions, fruit, candies,
tobaccos, etc.    Anything you want
ask us
All orders recieve prompt attention
.Local. Delivery Telephone 40
(Formerly of Beadnell & Callin)
Accountant and Auditor
Estate and Insurance Agent
Collections handled with promptness aud dispatch
Phone F91
By Mary Roberts Rinehart
ClarliBon, 1 exclaimed,     llnw Is Uo?
i!��d only knows, snid Burton gravely, rruiii which 1 took ii cinrksou was
Qurtoii listened while lie alo mul his
cheerful comments were wolcome
enough nttor Ilie depression of the
insi I. w (in.vN. i ium him, after some
hesitation, the whole thing, beginning
wiih. iho Maitland pearls, aud ending
with iny drop down the dumbwaiter.
1 know i was absolutely sate In doing
���Oi There is no person to whom I
would rather tell n secret than a n;ws-
paper man. lie ��ill no out of Ills way
in keep It. He will lock II up In the
ct. pi lis of ids bosom and keep It until
BOwnty times seven.    Also, you  may
threaten tlie rack or offer a larger sat-
ury, Ibe seal lines not como oft his
lips until tlie wold Is given. If then
he makes u BCarehead nf It. nnd gels
In three columns of space and as many
photographs, it is his Just reward.
Burton ate enough beefsteak Cor two
men and missed not a word,
The money Wardrop hail In the grip
���that's easy enough explained, lie
said. Fleming used the Borough
bank to deposit state funds in. He
must have known It was rotten; ho
anil Clarkson were as thick ns thieves.
According to a time honored custom
In our land of the brave nnd home of
the free a state treasurer who is crooked, can, in such n case, draw on such
a bunk without security on bis personal note, which usually Is worth Its value hy the pound as old paper.
And Fleming did that.
Ile did. Then things gol: bad nt the
Borough bank. Fleming bad had to
divide with Sshwartz and the Lord
only knows who r.ll, Lut it. was Fleming who had lo put In the money to
avert a crash, the word crash being
synonymous with scandal In this case,
lie scrapes logeth >r a paltry hundred
thousand, which Wardrop gets at the
capital and brings on. Wardrop is
robbed, or snys he is; the bank col-
lapsea nnd Clarkson, driven to the
wall, kills himself just after Fleming
Is murdered. What does tbat sound
Like Clarkson! I exclaimed. And
clarkson Knew Fleming was hiding at
the White Cat!
Now, then, lake the other theory,
ho said, pushing aside his cup. War-
drop goes in to Fleming with a story
that he has beeu robbed; Fleming
gets on zy and attacks him. All that
Is In the morning���Friday. Now,
then, Wardrop gels buck there that
night. Within twenty minutes after
he enters the club he rushes out, and
when Hunter follows him ho says he
Ib looking for a doctor lo get. cocaine
for a gentleman upstairs. _j is white
and trembling. They go back together and find yon there and Fleming
dead. Wardrop tells two stories.
First hn snys Fleming committed sulfide just before he left. Then he
Changes it and says he was dead when
lie arrived thero.     He produces the
Could Not Sleep Day or Night.
Itched and Burned Terribly. Cuticura Soap and Ointment Cured
in a Month. Also Cured Mother
of Salt Rheum,
Quarry^ lllo, N. ll.��� " Pot a mom li after
my liatiy u:is bom he could not Bleep day
or night Willi civcnin. Ho WM nil covered
with K-nuill watery
pimples which would
break iii a tlay or I wo
' 11_��;\   andleavoahumoury
**"* _A . w'nh a'"1 w""lc'lu''1
i _ill_< ondburnterrlbly.Ha
9*s��5 scratched so much
\ LM     W.  I tint ho made sores.
\ Jf%lX 1Us ski" burned all
* ^*^ \> A^l > the liaio ami when
tlio seal) came elf It left little marks llko
chicken-pox. At last I .saw Cuticura Soap
and Ointment advertised. After tbe Drat application he rested easier. I applied tho
Cuticura Ointment lightly and after an
hour I would wash him with Cuticura Soap.
Altera month's treatment he was cured.
"I vas greatly troubled with suit rheum
on ray hands. They broke out In Ilttlo
watery pimples and would bo so itchy I
could tear I hem to pieces. Then they would
dry up and crack and bleed and when I put
t hem in water tbe disease would eat in to tho
bones. They were so painful I had to keep
them tied up with cotton rajs. I could not
do any work. One box of Cuticura Ointment with tlio Cntienra Soap cured Ihem.'!
(Signed) Mrs. Orattan, JulySl, 1913.
Cuticura Soap and Cuticura Ointment aro
sold by druggists ond dealers everywhere,
l'or a. 'Rural free sample of each, with 32-p.
hook, send post -card to Potter Drug _Ch__
Corp., Dept. D, Boston, V. S. A.
he.ilinf? powers of /lan-mik. For
3 nvet.u, piles, pores, burns, cuts
and all fltin troubles tlicre ||
nothing like, this wonderful balm.
No skin disease should be considered incurable until ���.i_-Hiik
tuts been tried.
All Drurgitts, 50c. per Box.
_c/u_ Suhslilules.
W. N. U. 98f
weapon with which Fleming Is suppi s-
ed to buve killed himself and which by
the way, .MIbs Fleming Identified yesterday as her father's. But there are
two dis-T pencies. Wardrop practically admitted that, lie had taken that
revolver from Fleming, not. thai night,
but tho morning before during iho
ing Uif quarrel.
And the otl.er discrepancy?
The bullet. Nobody ever fired a
32 bullet out ot a 38 caliber revolver
unless'he was trying to shoot a double
compound curve. Now, then, who
does it lo li like?
Like Wardrop, I confessed. By
Jove, they didn't both do it-
Antl be ditln't tlo it himself for two
good reasons; be liad no revolver that
night ami there were no powder
And the eleven twonty-t.v and Miss
.'.laitlantl's disappearance?
He loo'.;ed at tne with his quizzical
I'll have to have anothe Bteak if I'm
to solve that, lie said. I can only
solve one murder on one ..leak. But
disappearances are my specialty, perhaps, if 1 have a piece of pie and some
Hut. 1 got him away at last, and we
walked together down the street.
I can't see he old lady in It, he confessed.
Burton, who do you think was In
the Fleming house last night? I said.
Llghtfoot, be tald succinctly.
lie stopped under a street lamp and
looked at his watch.
I believe I'll run over to the capital
tonight. While I'm gone���I'll be
back tomorrow night or the next
morning���I wish you wou"' find Rosie
O'C.rady or whatever her name is, and
locate Carter. That's probably not
bis name, but It will answer for awhile.
Then get. you:' friend-Hunter to keep
him in sight for a while until I como
back, anyhow I'm beginning to enjoy
this. We are going to make the police department look like a kindergarten playing jac'.tatrawa.
And go to Bellwood and find out a
few things, ho added. It's all well
enough to say the old lady was a meek
and timid person, but if you want to
know her peculiarities go to her
Wo separated at Ihe station, Burton
off to Platlsburg, I to take a taxicab
and armed with a page lorn from tbe
Classified directory to Inquire at, as
many of the twelve Anderson's drug
stores as might he neeessaiy to locate
Delia's gentleman friend, tho clerk,
through hint Delia and thl. Ugh Delia
the  mysterious  Carter.
I liad checked o'f right of the Andersons on mj lift without result, and
the taximeter showed something over
$111 .when lhe driver drew up nt the
Gentleman in tlie other cab is hailing yon. sir���the one that's been following us.
A duplicate of my cab stood perhaps
fifty feet In .iind, ami from It a familiar figure was slowly emerging The
figure stopped lo read the taximeter,
shook his list at the chauffeur and approached me.     It was Davidson.
That liar and thief back there has
got me run up for $19, he said, ignoring my amazement. Nineteen
dollars ar.d forty cents!
He surveyed my expense account at
the driver's elbow, then hit the meter
a smart slap, but the figures did not
Nineteen dollars! he repeated, dazed. Ninete n dollars and look here,
he called to his driver, it's only 30
cents here. Your clock's 10 cents
Ho borrowed $8 and crawled in .with
Tha next address on tha list is tlie
right one. lie said. I am going to tell
you something. There wero eleven
roundsmen ar well as the sergeant
who heard me read the note I found
at the Fleming bouse that night. You
may have counted them through the
window. A dozen plain clothes men
read it before morning. When the
news of   Mr.   Fleming's   mur���death
came out . thoucul this fellow Carter
'might Know soiiKiiiiug. und 1 trailed
Delia   throug'.i   this   Mamie   llremitm.
When I got there 1 found Tom limn-
t.igau and four other detectives sitting
,111 the parlor and Miss Delia in a blue
sill; waist making eyes a. every niolli-
; cr'n sun of Ihem.
i laughed in spite of my disappoint'
nnt. Davidson closed lhe window
al the driver's hack.
Understand me, Mr. Kno::, he said,
. Mr. Fleming killed hints- if.     Vou nnd
1 1  are agreed  un  thai.      Even  if you
aren't just  convinced of ll  I'm telling
you, and���heller let it drop, sir.    Under his tpiiei manner 1 ftlt a thn at.   t
��� served to rouse me.
I'll let !t drop when 'm through
with It, I asserted and got out Illy list
of addresses.
You'll let It drop hecause Yh loo hot
to hold, lie reioi'icd. wilb tho suspicion of a smile. if yon are dcicrinln-
id tn know about Carter ' can tell
you everything that Is necessary.
The chauffeur Btopi nl    Ills   engine
1 with an exasperated Jerk nnd settlcl
down  In  his sent,  every  lino of his
|back bristling wbb Irritation,
,1  prefer learning from Carter himself.
He leaned bn< k Ir. his Boat and produced un apple f/om lhe pocket or his
You will have lo go some. Carter left
some to do It, son, 1 e said. Carter left
for parts unknown last night, taking
with blm enough money to keep him
In comfort for some llllle time.
Until all thin blows over, ! said bitterly.
The trip was for the benefit of Ills
health, lie has been suffering nnt'. still
is suffering from a curious lapse of
memory. Davidson smiled at mo engagingly, He-has entirely forgotten
everything lhat. occurred fror.. the tlmo
he entered Mr. Flomlng's o iployment
until that gentleman loft homo. 1
doubt If he vill ever recover.
(To be Continual.)
Beware ... .intmenu tor Catarrh
that Contain Mercury,
_ l__l_f will surely destroy th. _nac ol __
ani completely _ran_ tlio wiiule iiyuteni wiiei
entering It througii tlm mucous nurtures. Sue!
artlr'.j* Should never lie used exrent on prefcrtp-
tluiis ruin reputable pliynleliiiis, its tlio iliimai. they
will tin ts teu told to tile .oil you cull possibly ad
rive from them. Hull's Ciitiinli Cure, _inuliictur_
by F. J. eiiciiey & Co., Toledo, tt.. contains no mer-
rury. snd Is taken Internally, aotlne. directly upon
the bl._l and mucous surfaces of .'.he .stein, in
buying Hall's Catarrh cure he mire you net i_
Genuine. It Is taken Internally and made 10 Toledo.
Ohio, by 1-'. .1. Cheney ft co. Testimonial* free.
Suld hv DnlW':      Price, 7Eo. per liottl.
I_.o Hnil'll "    'Hi' P'Us lor i ��� '.t_
H��=ed nt the Cleh
YfiUUff    FTflt'dunn    i_vq    Ptq    ornnd-
fnttiPV nn<   -im. nf IU" "r��r jtpHlf"' .
Nnt  in'^rlfprl,  evidently;   Hnrdnpn
"ever  settles.
Oh!  P.claimed  t ,o li .lc etrl to H}e
nem nurse, must 1 sl��cn in th" dark to-
Y��s.  Miss,  reol'nd  the  nurse,
Then wall  a minute   pplrl lhe I'tl'o
liirl: I'll trot up and say mv prayers
moro carefully.
An Exocmdw* Library
Robert Ingetsoll wnn famms for the
lihrorv of Infidel books which lie possessed.
Ore dav a reporter called on Mr
I Ins.rsoll for an Interview, and among
other (mentions asked -vas:
Would yott mind telling me how
much T'ur library cost yju. Mr. In-
Looking over at his shelves be answered :
Well, my boy, these boo''s cost mo
anyhow the Governorship of Illinois,
and perhaps the Presidency of tho
United States.
Minard's Liniment Cures   Garget    In
Oh, he's delightful company! I just
love to hear him talk.
What does lr talk about?
By Simple Change In Food
It lias been snld by p physician that
most diseases are tho result of Indl-
: 'stIon.
There's undoubtedly much truth ln
the statement, ever to Hie ciiubu of
many unsightly eruptions, which many
suppose can bo removed by applying
some remedy on tne outside.
liy changing :r food i Western
girl was relle cd of an eczema which
was a great ai noyanco to her. Sho
"For live months i was suffering
witli an eruption on my face and
hands which our doctor called eczema and which caused me a rr-eat deal
of Inconvenience. The suffering was
almost unbearable.
"The medicine I took only gave me
temporary relief. One day I happened to read somewhere that eczema was
caused by indigestion. Then I read
that many persons had been relieved
of indigestion by eating Grape-Nuts.
"I decided to try it. I liked the
taste of the fooa and was pai ticularly
pleased to noti'e that my digestion
was improving and that the eruption
was disappearing if by magic. I
had at last found, ln this gi at food,
something that reached my trouble.
"When I find a victim of this affliction I remember my own former
suffering and advise a trial of Grape-
Nuts food Instead of medicines."
Name give i by Canadian Postum
Co., Windsor. Ont. Head 'The Road
to Wellvllle," in pkg;:. "There's a
Ever read the above letter.' A new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine, true, ind full of hum. i
kr.p; !_t_a cows shespatinpintlniucliprimecbudb
Hon, bacaust It Is campoo-d ol Hn.-_.iiic Iiei
   .ICltiS   Hints.
r i.mi knl. thnt Hm : .-111111111 cat ircelj when
iiiiinhij. wild, Wc grind tlam ten mc_c.lttulsu_tnP._ii
to i lino powder, mix them thorounhh nud glvi them
i- vnn i-t tli.ii tii'st, in int.ifintloiini mock l_od.
Ink ir. wii;, ," iiini. mil.nn in ot tiiti I'linttotmt utocle
Willi die v. dm irrciliiHi'ii ioiu-i ii|.tin lysteiniii horses
th<c. nowlirc nail a gloiwycont nl hair, ulr tin nest
you can rttvc n home _i iniligci-tlon ilvet trouble, ct
lnlhiciidi libit niiiiiii ii. iipiiiil trouble. International
l'Viiuil: . ui ally pi odtorhori>_ cattle, eliecp and hogs, ll
tlm Byslciu ic ;i iicuiiti\ condition uud nrotuotop rapid at
l'or sole liy.ii a!.., n , vtTVW lici e,
Out of the Mouth oi Babes
A clergyman famous for bis begging
abilities was onee catechizing a Sunday school. When comparing himself as pastor of the church to n shepherd, and liis congregation to the sheep
be put the following question lo tho
children: What does the shepherd do
for the sheep?
To the confusion of tlto minister a
small hoy In tlio front pew piped out:
Shears them!
When Hollowa. s Corn Cure Is applied to a corn or wart It kills the
roots nnd tlis callosity comes out without    jury to the llesh.
H-  Had It hi Him
Children, said the teacher, instructing the class it composition, you
should not attempt any flights of fancy. Do tot Imitate any other person's writings nor draw inspiration
fro.ni outside sources.
As a result of this advice one bright
lad turned In tho following: We
Should not attempt any flights of fancy, but write wbat is in Ub. In me
there Is my stommiclc, lungs, heart,
liver, two apples, one piece- of pic. one
stick of letnoi  candy and my dinner.
Ar, Exceedingly Polite Man
Two men >erp talking about politeness in public when one of them said:
iVell. President Taft is the most polite man in the world.
How is that? asK.d his companion.
Why I was on the street car in
Cincinnati one day before Taft became President, and some Indies came
in and Judge T.ift gave hi seat lo
throe of then:.
The Worth on an Antique
An old lady wan searching in tlio
dim bric-a-brac shop for something odd
to take home with her. Finally she
noticed a quaint figure, tlie head and
shoulder; of which appeared above
the counter at the farthest end of the
room. She turr _ to the clerk and
nald: "What'ti thit quoar old Japanese
idol over there worth?"
The clerk answered in a subdued
tone: "About fifty thousand dollars
Ma'am.   That's the u'oprietor."
They bail broken a wishbone together,
What was it you wishJdi  laughed
I wished that you'd let mi kiss you;
Now tell :no your wish, said he.
Her eyes fell���site paused a moment,
Whilo her blushes deeper grew.
My wish wus. she prettily .tainmerod,
That what you wished would como
Easy Mark
Madge���I bear bo's very sweet on
Marjorle���Rather! I.e'c good for
abiut two pounds of candy every week.
Putting Off the Ev;   Hour
A young lawyer was defending aa
old convict on the charge of burglary
In a. State where tho court rules allowed each side one hour lo address
the jury. Tho young lawyer, somewhat nervous, consulted a veteran
member of tin bar who happened to
be standing near: ow much tlmo do
you think 1 should lake up ln addressing the jury? bo asked lu a rather
pompous manner.
Take the full hour, was the gruff
Hut why?
Because the longoiyou tal- the longer you ^-ill keep your client out ot
Foolish to keep them if you have. Nd
fun In corns, is there? Uut plenty ot
pain. Putnam's Painles: Corn Extractor raises conw in twenty-four
houi'B. Don't you want to get- a quick
crop? You cat by using Putnam'i
Painless Corn Extractor; i s name tell!
its story.     Price 2Cc, all druggists.
Tb    Different
Harvey, aged live, was being Itt-
structed by bi3 grandmothj? in morals. Slip told him that all njcb terms
as 'by golly,' 'by jingo,' 'by thunder,'
wero only little oaths, and but little
belter than e be: profanities.
Yon can always tell an oath, my
boy, she said, by tbo prefix 'by.' All
such aro oaths.
Well, then, Grandma, asked the
young hopeful, is 'by telegraph," which
1 see In the newspapers, swearing?
No, Harvey, replied (_a:.dma; that's
frequently ouly lying.
Miller's Worm Powders purge the
stomach and intestines of worms .0
effectively and so easily and painlessly that the most delicate stomach will
not. feel any inconvenience from their
action. Thoy recomm nd themselves
to mothers as a preparation that will
restore strength and vigor to their
Children and protect them from the
debilitating effects which result from
the depredations of worms.
'     Stingy
Even after wo are married, wooed
the ardent lover, I shall always bt
close to you.
And 1:1 was.
Mlnard's  Llnlnunt Cures  Diphtheria
When ihe butcher an.iworal tho telephone I lie shril. voice o.' .. little girt
greeted him.
Hello!      Is that Mr. Wllaon?
Yes, na-'sle, he answaieu kindly,
whnt can I t'o for you?
Ob, Mr. Wilso. please ,ol. me where
Grandpa's liver la! The fol'.:s are out
and I've got to put a hot flannel on it
and I don't know where It is.
Facts in Nature
31? centuries _ has been known thit ___.'��� moat valuable health giv Y I
��� - jtig agents for the cure of disease are found in our American foreata. *
Over forty yean ago Dr. R. V. Pierce, chief consulting phyiician to the Invalid!'
Hotel and Surgical Institute at Buffalo, N.Y., used the powdered extracts sa well is
the liquid extract! of native medicinal planta, such an Bloodroot and Queen'a root.
Golden Seal and Stone root, Cherry bark and Mandrake, for the cure et b_s3
diseases,   Xbis prescription as put up is liquid form wai called
Golden Medical Discovery
S . *"_ h_? tni<>rei ��large sale for all these yean in every drag
V} land.   You can now obtain tho powdered extract In eugar-coa_d I  _ ���,
_oar. ""edicine dealer, or send 60c io ono-cent postage (tamps for trial bos t.
Or. Pierce's Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo, N.Y., and tablets will be mailed, postage prepaid,
Th* "Golden Medical Discovery" makes rich, red blood, Invigorates the
stomach, liver and bowels and through them tha whole system. Skto
affections, blotches, boils, pimples and eruptions���result of bad blood
���are eradicated by this alterative extract���as thousands have testified.
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Who Wanted Hlr..
Senator Tillman sees mot i with bis
one eyo tluin ninny men do wltb two;
nevertheless those who see hltu cannot
help noticing his mtstortune, some
time ago ho clapped liis hands for a
page from the cloakroom, and a new
one responded.
Tell Senator t'lay, he said, that 1
wunt to see hlni in the cloakroom.
The page ran on the errand, stopping lo nsk the bead usher .here Senator Clay sal. Thin he asked; Who
is It tliiu, has only ono eye?
The usher, thinking it a question
in mythology,  replied:  Why, Cyclops,
of course,
The page delivered nis message In
this astounding way: Senator Cyclops
wants to seo you lu tlie cloakroom.
Not the Same One
An old negro, who for several years
had  conducted  au   Illicit  still  among
the mountains of Kentuoky, fell a victim at last to tbe vigilance of the revenue olllccrs, und 0iih brought before
the Court.
What nii'me? inquired the Judge
when iho [Tightened negro appeared
before him.
Joshua, Vo' iioiinh.
All, returned the Judge, I suppose
then, you ure tlio Joshua who made
lhe sun si ami it III.
No, salt, was the prompt reply, I'a
not dat. Jo. .ma at all; I'k do JoBllllO
what made de moon shine.
Why no Fence was Needed
Mark Twain was spending n Bummer in a small ;.>wu whilo a subscription was being raised by tho citizens
for the building of a new fence round
a very old and dilapidated cemetery.
Mark Twain was nsked Several times
for a contribution, but each request
was refused.
Upon being askod for a: explanation of bis dlslnterestednes; be replied: I see no reason for it. Those
who are in tlie cemetery can't get
out, and those that are out don't Want
to got In.
Try   Murina   Eye    Remedy
It you hnve Keel. Weak, Watery _y_
Dr Granulated Eyelids. Doesn't Smart
���Soothes Eye Pain. Druggi:st. Sell
Murine Eyo Remedy, Liquid, 25c, 50c.
Murine Eye Salve in Aseptic Tubes,
25c,  50c   Eye Books Free by Mail.
I Aa Iyo Yonlo flood lor All Xy_ that N��_ Car*
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Why He Wept
Ho was a hard-looking ruffian, but
his counsel, in . voice husky with
jmotlon,-addressed the jury:
Gentlemen, said he, my client was
Mven by want of food to take ti. s
small sum of mraey. All that he
wanted was suftlcient money to buy
food for his little ones. Evidence cf
this lies In the fact that he didn't take
a pocket book, containing fifty dollars
In bills that was lying in the room.
The counsel Paused f' a momeHt,
and tho silence was interrupted by a
sob of tho prise ..... .
Vhv do you v��ep? asked the Tudge.
Because, replied tlie prisoner, I did
aot see the poclcetbook.
snide ly _opa couch*, cures ccldn, and heals
_o timet and lunCD.       II       :;       S3 cents.
What Would Happen
Do you understand what you are to
Wear to? ashed the court as a not
over-Intelligent looking negro took the
witness stand.
Vessah, Ah does. Ali'm to sweah
_ tell de truf.
Yes, said the Judge; and what will
happen If you do not tell tlu truth?
Well, f th, wan the hesltatlh; answer, Ah expects ouah slde'll win de
case, sah.
A Cure for Rheumatism.���A painful
��nd persistent form of rheumatism Is
caused by Impurities In '.lie blood, the
result of defective action of the liver
and kidneys. Tlio blood becomes
tainted by the introduction of uric
acid, which causes much pair, ln tho
'.Issues and In tlio joints. Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills are known to bave
affected' many remarkable cures, and
their  use  is  strongly recommended.
A trial of them will convince anyone of -their /alue.
The One Who Did the Best Job
A certain careless studi it In a
small college suffered fro... obesity,
antl it app ars that even college pro-
fessoi. do not love a fat man. One
day, after a particularly unsuccessful
recitation In mathematics, the Instructor said scornfully: Well, Mr. Blank,
you aro belter fed than taught.
That's right, Professor, nighed the
youth subsiding heavily into liis chair,
you teach mo���I feed myself.
It looked like the end or an effort in
He'd been stuck for an hour for a
jlnglo with 'month,'
Then lie slapped In a lassie who lisped e.ll the time,
And he chuckled,   I've   beaten   N.
Webster for otith.
Two Reasons for Not Reporting
General Nelson A Miles, during active service, one day received a telegram from a subordinate w o was on
a furlough but was expected back that
day.     Tbe dispatch read:
Sorry, but cannot report today as
expected, owing to unavoidable circumstances.
Tho tone >t tho message did not
please tlie General, a..d ho wired back:
Report at ouce, or give reasons.
Back came tbo answer from a hospital:
Train off, can't _ do; legs off, can't
Of Course
A spung lady entered the fur store
and the polite salesman came forward.
I wish to get a muff, she snid.
Yes'ui, said tho salesman, what fur?
The young lady looked surprised,
Why, she said, to keep my hands
warm, of course.
Good-Bye, Old Backache
Nerviline Will Fix You!
Stiffness Is Rubbed Right Out; Every
Sign of Pain Disappears
Gee whiz���thin'., of It!
No more stoinatvi dosing necessary
to cure your lame back,
Every trace of lameness, every bit
of stiffness, every algn of weakness in
the bach's muscles can be rubbed away
for nil time to come by gootl old
No oilier liniment can do the work
so quickly, can penetrate so deeply,
can bring ease and comfort to tli.
back-weary sufferer as Nerviline invariably does.
Backache isn't the only malady Net
villne is quick to cure. For lumbagi
or sciatica ynu would go far to Iind
relief so speedy as Nerviline fives,
For chronic rheumatism thero are
pain-destroying properties In Nerviline that give II llrst rank. The Way
It limbers up a stiff joint and laliif
soreness out of strained or rbeiiuiiil
la muscles Is simply it wonder.
If you have an ache or a pain atn
Where, If you have a sore back, It
Stilt neck, a sllP' Joint, a strained muscle���If you have lumbago, congested
idlest or soro throat, just try Nerviline.
Huh It on plentifully���tt won't blister,
It can't do anything hut cure you
qulokly, The large DOc. family size
bottle is tint most economical, of
course, but you can. from any dealer,
also get the 25c. small size of Nerviline, tho king of. nil pain-relieving re-
liii lies.
Fait'i MlaplaeeJ
Mrs. Evana was making a call on
Mrs. Francis, and tbey wer enjoying
a chat about somo ot their neighbors.
Mrs. Greene, said the hoitees, is n
woman who Buffers much for her bo>
Indeed, r.plied the calk t wondering-
ly, ami what is ber belief?
Why, continued the hostess, she be
lifts she  can  wear a  number three
shoe on a number six fool.
When Wo Would ill  be  Missionaries
A well-known agnostic was present
at one of Henry Ward Beeclll r _ lectures, and aftei the address tlie man
presented one ot his daughters���a
beautiful girl���to Mr. Beecher, saying:
Mr, Beecher, how is a girl who. according in your ideas, Is- a heal ben.
Well, my dear, said Mr, lleeeher. If
all heathens were us pretty as yott are
we would all become missionaries,
A well-known woman Is a fa�� mi
Mrs. .Malaprop ns regards her apoech,
And what in .rimer, asked a friend,
did  yoll  enlo)   mosl,  Mrs. ?
Well, 1 think, Bald tile lady. It was
the l .ench pheasants singing the mayonnaise.
Getting Even
A little boy bail .ecu punished by
bis mothei' one day. antl that night at
bedtime he prayed thus:
Dear Lord, bless Papa and Sister
Lucy and Brother Frank and I'ncly
Fred and Aunt Mary and make me a
good boy.     Amen.
Then looking up Info his mother's
face, ho said: I suppose you noticed
that you wero: 't In It.
He Had a Millloi.r.lre's Prlvl'033
They had 1st b en engaged.
Oh, Will, she said, moving a trifle
closer 10 him. I am so glad you are
not rich. They say that somo of
those millionaires receive threatening
letters saying that somathlng dreadful
will happen to them if they don't pay
tho writers sums of money.
Oh, is that all? replied Willie. Why,
I get plenty   f such lettc s.
He Wasn't Sure
Won't ynu be very, very happy when
your sentence is over? cheerfully asked a woman of a convict in prison.
I diinno. Ma'am, I din .0, gloomily
answered the man.
You don't know? asked the woman,
amazed.      Why  not?
I'm In for life.
Tho Boy Knew He Was Honest
A man who kept a small shop was
waiting on single customer early
one morning. His little boy and he
were alone at the time, ami the shopkeeper was obliged to go upstairs for
some change. Before doing so be
whispered to the little chap to watch
the customer, to see that ito didn't
steal anything,
Very soon the proprietor returncj
with tho necessary change, and the.
hoy sang out: He didn't steal anything, Pa; I watched blm.
Maintaining a Microbe
_ oountry school-teacher was cashing her monthly check at the bank,
Tho teller apologized for the filthy
nondltlon of the bills, saying: I hope
you are not afraid of microbes.
Not a J'it of it. the school-teacher
replied. I am sure no microbe could
live on my salary.
The  Charity  that begins  at  home
and remains there Is nnomle.'  An occasional outing will do it good.
Boob���Weak things united become
Miss Tarte���Why don't you marry?
Honesty, like beauty, Is often only
skin deep.
Did you kill the moths with the
moth balls I recommended? asked the
No I didn't! said the customer truculently; I sat up all night and didn't
hit a single moth.
Or. norse's
Indian Root Palls
exactly meet the need which so often
arises in every family for a medicine
to open up and regulate the bowels.
Not only are they effective in all
cases of Constipation, but they help
greatly in breaking up a Cold or La
Grippe by cleaning out the system
and purifying the blood. In the same
way they relieve or cure Biliousness,
Indigestion, Sic|c Headaches, Rheumatism and other common ailments.
In the fullest sense of the words Dr.
MorseV Indian Root Pills ate        17
W. N. U. 985
A r
Not What he Seemed
She was very stout an must havo
weighed nearly three hui'drod rounds.
She was learning roller skating, when
she bad tho misfortune to fall. Several attendants rushed to her side,
but wero unable to raise iter at mice.
One said soothingly:
We'll get you up all right, Madam.
Do not he alarmed.
Oh, I'm not alarmed nt. all, but your
floor'is so terribly lumpy.
And then from underneath came a
small voice, which snid: 1 am not a
lump. I am an attendant.
His Bust
Daniel C. French, the sculptor who
was commissioned to make the bust of
Ralph Waldo Emerson, which is now
in Memorial Hall, Harvard University,
toils this story:
At one of the sittings. Mr. Emerson
rnso suddenly and walked over t)
where the sculptor was working. He
ieoked long and earnestly at the bust,
hut! then, wiih an inimitably droll o\
prrssion, he said:
Tlie trouble Is. the moro it resembles me tlto worse it looks.
What Might H-vc Happened
The trial of a notorious old moonshiner waa over, and he had been
found pulltv. The Judge lectured
him severely on bis long criminal record and then sentenced him to thirty
six years' imprisonment, saying that
the court had no feeling of auger toward him. hut only of pity.
Tlio prisoner listened stolidly, and
said as he loft the court room: Well,
I suah am glad he wasn't mad at me.
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Vanishes Forever
Prompt Relief���Petmunent Cure
tail.  Purely vegetable   acl sutrly
but Renlly o
the liver.
Stop alter
g.istion - improve the complexion- brighten
the cyei. StnoH Pill, Small Dose, Small hire.
Genuine touitboii Signature
\st'ima Nu Lonfcr Dreaded. The
dread of renewed attacks from asthma
has no hold upon those whe have
learned to rely pon Dr. .1. D. Kellogg's Asthma Remedy. Ho safe do
thoy feel that complete . Ilance Is
placed on this true specific wllh Ihe
certainty lhat it will always da all that
Its makers claim. If you have not yet
learned how safe yon are with this
preparation at hand get It to-day anil
know for yourself.
Rns'.us was Innocent
_asttts wns ill and the physician
was visiting hlni,
What you link is do mullah wlf me,
Oh. nothing mi.ch, said the doctor;
ouly a light case of chicken pox.
Hast.us grow nervous. 1 'clare, Doctuh, lio said earnestly, I ain't bepn
nowltar wha I could ket-'- dat-
The Supreme Test
Does your husband treat you un-
kindly? asked tho lawyer.
Cortalnly not, said tho unsubstantial   oman.
Then why tlo you want a divorce?
I don't actual ly went a divorce, I
merely want to '��� pply for one. Then
1 ea.t judge hv the kind of a fuss my
husband makes whether he really
cans for me or not
Did you give this man tho third dr
gree? ashed  the police ollleer.
Vc Wo browbeat and badgered
lilin with every question we could
thlni' ob
What did ho do?
He dozed off and merely murmured
now and then: Yes, my dear. You aro
perfectly right.
Fieddle line a fortune in politics.
Ho knows the ropes, declared tlie admiring friend.
Yes, I judged that ���om the campaign cigai he gevo me.
Our boss is a crank on efficiency.
What's lie up to r._*. .
Trying to teach the stenographer to
chew her gum in two movements loss
per minute to the lower Jaw.
Nine Polni in Her Favor
The lovely girl, bavin-; lingered a
minute in her rojm to adjust hor transformation, change tbo angle of her
Grecian band and make ���ure that her
skirt fitted like tlie peclir.;; of a plum,
descended to tlie pari ��� to find the
family pet esconoeo. upon the knee ot
the young man caller, he" curly head
nestled comfortably against his shoulder.
Why, Mabel! the young lady exclaimed: aren't you ashamed of yourself?     Get tight dew .
Shan', do it, retorted the child. I
got hero lirst.
He Had Plans all Right
She was a lady visitor to the prison
and kindly and well meaning, and as
she chatted with a burglar who had
been sentenced to six months' imprisonment she thought she detected signs
of reform in him. And now, Bhe said,
have you any plans for tho future on
the expiration of your sentence?
Oh, yes, ma'am, he said hopefully.
I've got the plans of two baiA-. nnd a
The little boy had brought h... "P
perfect school reports for .. rel-ul
weeks and hen his marks suddenly
took a tremendous slump. Ills father viewed tlie last !���;_ in evident disapproval.
How is 'hib, son? h   asked.
Teacher's fault, said the boy.
How is It tho .eacher's fault.
She moved the iittlc hoy that sat
next to me.
Every Moment Counted
BSllbu Root was cross-examining u
young woman In court one day.
llow old are you? he asked.
The young woman hesitated.
Don't' hesitate, said Mr. Root. The
longer you hesitate the older you are,
So ne Feat. Thin
The teaohor had told he.' pupils '0
write a short essay air.in Lincoln, and
one boy liniitle.l 1,   the following:
Abraham Lincoln was born on a
bright summer day, the twelfth of February, 180.. He was born hi a log
cabin he had    lped his rather 10 build.
There was an Excellent Reason
Is there any   goo��   reason   why   I
should give you live cents? asked the
well-dressed elderly man of lhe youth
who accosted him.
Well, said the small boy, 113. lie retired from ihe danger zone, if I had
a nice high hat like yours I would ait
waul it soaked with a snowball.
Mlnard's Liniment C<    Limited.
Sirs��� i hav. ised your MINARD'S
LINIMENT for the past '.'.', years ami
whilst I have occasionally used other
liniments I can safely say that I have
never used any equal to yours,
If rubbed between the hands and Inhaled frequently, it win never [ail to
cure cold In the lie: d lu twenty four
It is nlso the 'ics'. for bruise.
sprains, etc.
j outs truly,
J, 0.  LESLIE,
Now, children, said the visit ing minister who bad been asked te question
the Sunday-school, ivlth what did Samson arm himself lo fight agalust the
None of the children could tell him.
Oh, yes, you know', he said, and to
help them he tapped hla jaw with his
one r.ngcr.     What Is thl.*? he asked.
This jogged their memories and the
class cried in chorus: The jar/hoae qX
an at-s.
Are you satisfied to drag out an
existence, chronically ailing, and
more or less disabled by headachy
I kache, aculng limbs and b ly
pains���all Uie result of constipated
bowels and derangements of the kidneys?
You may be disheartened and depressed and possibly bave been discouraged '-y the treatments you have
tried. Possibly sickness haa becomi
more or less _ a habit with you. Anyway, there is new hope for you in Dr.
Chas"'s Kidney-Liver Pills. No other
medicine has the combined l-tluenc^
on the liver, kidneys and bowels that
is exerted by this great II
the  famous Receipt  Book author.
The cost is trilllu. for Dr. Chase's
Kidney Liver Pills sell at ;."i cents
a box. Many f tisands have begun
this treatment in skepticism, only to
be cured hy Its use. Your experience may be just as :atlsfaetory. It
won't cost much to m..ke the test, and
ynu have c irythlng to gain. Isn't It
worth while to be Weil and to know
again the Joy of healthful living?
Stockings? said tlie salesman. Yes,
ma'am.     What number elo you wear?
What number? snapped the stern
v'saged lady. Why, two, of course.
Do y u take me for a centipede?
Sam-- Experience
Mrs. Newly ed Ito cook, whom she
has just engaced)���You see, my bus-
band Is so very particular about his
Cook (sympathHlcalty)���Tbey ar.>
all ullke, muni. My old man was jest
the same; 1 rover cooked anything to
please 'Ini in me life.
Good actions ^arry their warrant
with them. The warrant for bad ones
Is carried by a policeman.
That fellow treats you with respect.
Yes: I owe ' lm "ve dollars-
It doesn't matter how lo:ig you havo
suffered, or how often you have failed
to get relief���even though Catarrh may
aflect every organ ln .-our body, you
n be permanently cured by inhaling
the soothing vapor of Catarrhozone.
A few brepths irough Catarrhozone
inhale:- clears the phlegn. out of tho
throat and stops your cough. The nostrils an cleansed of offensive mucous
discharge, and sneezing and sniffling
Btop at once. part!al loss of hearing
and headache (very common symptoms of catarrh) are quick.} cured,
and In a short time every trace of
catarrh disappears.
Nothing can   ip   simpler   or   more
pleasant than Catarrhozone. It's healing plney >'apor sends a warm cleansing sensation th ough all the air passages tn the bead and throat���makes
you feel better in half a minute.
"My ears buzzed by the hour and I
had frightful . ac noises," writes J.
P. Purely, from Port Huron. "Catarrh
fairly filled my whole head and throat.
1 got relief mighty fast when I tried
Catarrhozone; it hi. the spot instantly. You bet Catarrhozone has cured
me and 1 simply swear by it."
Oct tho com.det $1.00 outfit; it does
the trick In a hur-y���never fails;
small size 50c: trial or sample __��
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Canada's reputation for enlightened treatment of the Indians will
be enhanced by the latest departmental report. This shows that
they are increasing by 2,000 a year,
the total now being 106,490. Nearly all of them live in good dwellings,
they bave 326 schools, enrolling 11,
144 pupils; while in spite of their
supposed susceptibility to dissase,
the death rate has been cut to 21
per thousand in the 1110.. populous
communities. They earn wages
amounting to $6,000,000 yearly,
and cultivate 60,000 acres. All
this means that the Indians are
being prosperously absorbed into
civilization. The American system
always was to confine the Indians
strictly to the reservations. This
no doubt protected them, but at
the same time it prevented the
growth of the spirit of enterprise
and responsibility and thus could
not be said to be successful. Canada exercises certain protective
measures in dealing with the Indians, but allows them to shift freely for themselves in actual contact
with civilization, The wisdom of
this course is being abundantly
General Store
 ��� ���
For Choice
Family Groceries
Boots and Shoes
Dry Goods
One   Price   to  All
W. J. Watchome has been confined to the house for some days
through illness.
"Chubby" who was employed at
the Riverside for some months, is
now with the Port Augusta hotel,
at Comox.
Mr. L. Marshall is opening a
shoe shine emporium in front cf
Forceia's barber shop. He will
ajso have a shop for cleaning
lothes, etc. in a few days.
New Courtenay post cards, finest
selection by first class photographer
at Peacey Drug Store.
The Glee club gave their enter
tainment iu the Presbyterian church
last night, There was a large and
appreciative audience present. The
soloists were all in good voice and
received well merited encores. The
program will appear next week.
The Central Conservative AssrS
ciation held a meeting here on
Friday evening last. Delegates
were present from Comox,
Cumberland, Union Bay, Bevan,
West Cumberland, and also from
the newly formed Courtenay Association. The three latter were
admitted to the central body.
The election of officers will take
place at the next meeting which
will be held shortly. A vote of
confidence in the Premier, and
endorsing the stand taken during
the strike was unanimously passed.
No. 8 Mine Townsite
The Next   Nearest  and Best   Situated   Property
to the Mines
1 ���*!
fifoac/ fo Courtney 2/xM'ies
It is the White Man's City.   We do not sell'to Asiatics
1-4 to 1-2 Acre Lets, 60 and 80 foot Frontage by 120 Deep,     Price $150
to $225 per Lot, on easy terms
Apply, A. Pailthorpe, "The Store" Berwick, or Harry Idiens
British Columbia Investments, Ltd.
Telephone 36 COURTENAY
Men's Department
Men's Raincoats
Made in a double texture in  the usual
fawn slunk', Cull length und good fitting.
Regular price  .25. 19, 17.su  and  IS.
Now.si.UIO llllll lo.ou
Men's Overcoats
Only twodoienof these left. The assortment comprises Scotch mul English
twi'i'ds iu greys and browus with dioyjiul
stripe, well lined nud finished throughout, Regular price S20.00 17.50 and 15.
Now $15. 12. uiul 8,
Clothing Values
A special line iu the Sovereign brand
we nave rtduced in price. These comprised twenty good serviceable tweed
suits iii grey and dark mixtures, medium
weight, These clothes will wear and
retain their dressy appearance,   To clear
ul $17.00, 15. 12. mul 8,
Sweater Coats
Tlie balance of our mens, womens nnd
childs sweaters ni A sweater coats at reduced prices.    Tuke advantage of these
Flannelette Pyjamas
In the best   quality uud  well   mude  iu
striped patterns,    Trices $t. to 1.25
Men's Sox
Heather mixture sox in greys anil browns
worth 35c pair.    Now 4 pairs 11,00
Men's Shirts
Twelve dozen of these of various kinds
for business nnd outing wear. Some with
collars to match others with plain neck
bands and laundered cuffs. A big range
of patterns, to go at 95c each
Heavy All Wool Shirts
Of  splendid quality and well made, in
black,  brown, khaki  and grey, at  half
the regular price.   A good   opportunity
for the man who works outside
Hats and Caps
A large range in genuine felt hats and
tweeel caps in the seasons leading shapes
and shades. A splendid selection in every
size and all at reduced prices
Men's Night Shirts
Full  size  flannelette  night  shirts  well
made   and   in   neat   striped   patterns,
for *1.00 each
Tweed Trousers
Good sti ong tweed trousers in all weights
and patterns, made witli two side and
two hip pockets. Well shaped and
strongly sewn in all seams. From
S2.00 to K4.00
Corduroy Pants
We are offering extra good value in this
line, they come iu a light aud dark fawn
corduroy, with 2 inch cuff, side strap
and belt loops, with two side, two hip
pockets and a watch pocket
We are fully stocked in all  heavy and
light footwear
Dry Goods Dept.
Early spring goods showing this week.
A complete range of the newest models
in C-C a I.a Grace corsets
Tlie latest designs in Swiss embroideries,
allovers,   flouncing and edging with insertions to match at popular prices
House Furnishings
(lur spring stock of house furnishings is
now complete, comprising:-Art muslins,
Scrims, plain and fancy etomines, art
sateens, cretons, tapestry, wrep and
velour couch coverings, lirussels and
tapestry carpet squares in floral and
oriental designs in ull sizes at moderate
Tapestry and wrep curtains in combination and self colours  of red and green.
Nottingham lace and  Swiss muslin curtains in white, cream and ecru
Special novelty designs in lace and muslin curtains in Bungalow lengths
Tweed Coats
In order to clear the balance of our fall
and winter stock we are offering 25 per
cent discount on ladies tweed coats,
mackintoshes, also blankets, eiderdown
and cotton filled comforters
Special values in ladies fall and winter
underwear from 40c to _. per garment.
32   inch  striped  flannelete at 10  yards
for S1.00
A choice collection of wrapperette, blouse
and kimona flannelette at 7 yards for 1.
Your   choice   of   300   curtain   ends   at
25c eacli
IN ORDER to make room for our new spring
'arrivals of Spring Men's Wear we are offering
Men's Sweater Coats
At greatly reduced prices.   Among some are the
Regular $4.50 coats at $3.50
Regular $4.25 coats at $3.25
Regular $3.00 coats at $2.25
Others at tame reduced prices
All these coats are made up in the latest styles
The  Corner  Store, Sandwick
First Class Groceries, Boot-, Shoes,
Dry Goods, Hardware, Etc.
As in the past year we are [always ready to attend
promptly to your order whether it be small or large
Call and see us or ring up
Telephone   4
Parkin Bros.
Tenders for painting and staining the
manse, will be received up to Saturday,
March 14th. Apply at the manse for
Mrs. S. J. Piercy
Sec. of Ladies' Aid Society.
Chicken Notes
Another thing chickens like to do
is to lav eggs in odd places on the
range, in a barrel or box. Take a
look around once in a while.
Be careful in feeding too much
corn. Give variety. Add some
buckwheat, oats, barley and the
Spring Poetry
The Spring is coming���let her
come! The bees will soon begin
to hum and buzz around on gaudy
wings, and jolt us with their red-
hot stings. The boy who is too
tired and worn to help the old man
plant some corn, will shovel for a
fortnight straight to get a good
supply of bait. The women will
once more arise, the light of battle
in their eyes, and clean the house
from room to room, with mop and
duster, rag and broom, while patient husbands seek the barn' and
say such words as "gee" and
"darn." The Spring is coming-
let her cornel The hobo leaves the
city slum, to roam through country
fields and bogs, and dodge the
same old' farmers' dogs. The
agent, rested, full of zeal, comes
forth with his impassioned spiel,
with specious wiles and nerve to
burn, and sells his patient safety
churn. And now, by almost every
mail, seed catalogues come by the
bale, and men who deal in rust-
proDf oats come forth, and bear
away our goats. Such ills the
vernal month will bring, and yet
we're honing for the'spring! For
sunny skies and budding flowers,
soft winds, and plaiu and fancy
showers! For warbling birds and
growing grass, and heaps of nice
fresh garden sass.
The Most Home-_ike Hotel North   |
of Victoria
Best of Attention Given to Guests
Rates Reasonable
Faber & Faber, Props.
Tel.-phone 35
Under and by virtue of the powers coutain-1
ed in a certain mortgage which will be pro-l
ducedaat the time of aale, there will be offered]
for sale hy Public Auction ou
Thunhay, March 19, 1914
at the hour of three o'clock in the afternoon
by G. J. Hardy, Auctioneer, at the ollice oi
Hardy tc Biscoe, Courtenay, British Columbia
the following property namely.
A1 and singular that certain parcel or tract
of land and premises situate lying and beine
in the District of Comox, Province of Britial
Cilumhia, being part of Section 17, and comprising ten acres (more or leas) which said ten
ac .��may be more particularly described ai
follows:��� Commencing at a point on thl
Easterly boundary of Seotion 17, eleven chaini
from the 8. E. Corner post of aald Section
thence a'ong said boundaiy in a North West
erly direction eleven chains to the Southerl;
Bide of the new road; thence along the South,
erly side of the new road in a South Westerly
direction nine chains and ten HnkB; thence a
right argles Southerly eleven chains; thenc
at right angles nine chains and ten links tl
the point of commencement.
The vendor is informed that about thre
acres have been under cultivation, and thai
there is a fiame dwelling house with outbuild
ings situate on the said property, *
Twenty per cent of the purchase money is]
to be raid in cashat the time of the sale, and
the balance in accordauce with conditions ffl
be made known at the time of sale. <
For further particulars and conditions <
sale apply to
��   C. P. Dundas
Courtenay B, C.
Solicitor for the mcrtgag.
Da^ed Courtenay this 3rd day of March 191
Subscribe for The  Reviev. M
The Call
of the
Comes with the mouths cf spring and at Pliniley's
everything is ready for the cvclist and tlie motorist.
The I9I4 "Indian*' Motorcycle, the 1914 "Overland"
Cars and the New Cycle Models by the world's
leading makers all await vour choice. Send for free
catalogue , today
THOS. _______
Early Days in Comox Valley
Erratum in last paragraph ()f
Early Days, should have been,
"Mr. Matthewsou, a haul worker
and shrewd investor, .still limping
cheerfully along the highway of
life," etc.
Hornby Island
The Charmer made a special
call at Hornby on Tuesday last,
the 17th inst, landing Mr Pickles
and parly with 5 horses and the
necessary fanning Implements, he
having leased the farms of John
and William Ford, for 5 years.
Mr. Rickea returned to Victoria
on Saturday, for his wife and
family. On Saturday last they
had five acres ploughed ready for
seeding.    Looks like business.
Mr. II Telfer, of the firm of E.
0- Prior & Co. gave the people a
cull this week.
C. W.  Shannon
Estimates Famished Free of Charge
Shannon Block,     Courtenay
For Sale Cheap
3 Second Hand Marine Engines. Also some used motor
hull, row boats, skiffs, etc.
Batteries and Marine
Supplies kept in stock
Courtenay   Marine
Construction Co.
Leroy S. Cokely
Dominion and B. C.
Land Surveyors
Sub-division Work
a Specialty
Courtenay -  B. C.
Cumberland Hotel
Good Accomodation      Cusine Excellen
Wm. Merryfield
Mr. G. R. Bates is getting his
summer residence iu order at Kye
Considerable improvements are
projected at tlie wireless station.
The masts are being repaired this
week and tenders will be asked for
clearing the land, shortly. Mr.
Stevenson, superintendant, and
Mr. Davie, chief of construction,
were here recently inspecting the
Mr. Bannerman is visiting at
Mr.  Thos. Springett is
at   J.
Buggies and Express Wagons
All Rigs Guaranteed and Sold at the Lowest Possible Price
Blacksmith ard Carriage Builder
General Blacksmiths
Agents (or a (ull Hue of Farm Implements
All Work Guaranteed
Next to Livery Stable Comox, B. C.
home with   Mr.   H
He was  feeling ill
Tuesday boat for Cumberland, and
died that evening.
Mr, Carmichael and family have
moved here  from Hornby  Island.
W.   Piercy.'In North and South, in East
and  took  the a���d West,
Aston's HandmadeShoes will
stan.1 the Test.
ress and
Stage meets all Boats
Telephone  29
Day or Night
Oscar W. Davis
Comox, B. C.
Beit Meals North of Naniamo
Choicest Liquors and Cigars
C. A. Martin,  Prop.
Willard's Harness Emporium
Fine Showing of  Horse  Blankets,   Lap
Rugs, Gloves, Trunks, Suit Cases, Etc.
Harness Repaired Neatly
Cumberland and Courtenay
R.  N.  Fitzgerald
Contractor and Builder
Plans  and   Estimates Furnished,
First   Class   Workmanship and
Materials Guaranteed
Established Resident of Courtenay
j *""""
| Mr. Dixon returned to Headquarters last week.
| A party of people from Headquarters attended the dance given
at Courtenay on Thursday Feb 26th
as a farewell to Mr, and Mrs.
Rogers,  who left by the  Friday
I boat. The dance was well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by  all.
I Mr. and Mrs. Murphy have come
tojHeadquarters from Camp 4. Mr.
Murphy    is  to   be  the cook  at
I the hotel, and after spending a day
or two with Mr. and Mrs. Mac-
Naughton, they have taken up
residence at the cook house.
I    Mr. John MacNaughtou has re-
I turned to Headquarters.
j On Saturday, a very pleasant
little dance was held at the school
house.   The very stormy weather
..prevented   anyone   from   coming
I from a distance, though there were
1 more than thirty people present.
! Snow fell in Headquarters on
Saturday morning.
j Major Hilton left for Vancouver
on a short business trip, ou Sunday
Denman Island
Builder & Contractor
Bungalow Specialist
Plans and Estimates Free
Box 124      Courtenay
Palace Livery
& Feed Stable
Hsrses and Buggies for Hire at
Reasonable Rates
We also attend to wood hauling
Courtenay Pn����e 35
The Courtenay Hotel
Every Convenience for Guests
The Central Hotel for Sportsmen
None but the BEST WINES an
LIQUORS at the Bar
Sutton & Kirkwood
Undertakers and
Night or Day Calls Promptly
Phone 27 Courtenay
Mr. and Mrs. Dumaresq, Mr.
and Mrs. James Swan, Mrs. H.
Piercv, Miss Boake, Mr. Fred
Piercy, Mr. Irvine Piercy, Mr. T.
Scott, Mr. Francis Graham, and
Mr. Dave Corrigall all attended the
concert and dance given in Comox
on the 20th. All had a very enjoyable time, and several of the
number spent the week end in
Comox and Courtenay.
The Denman Island Stone Co.
are repairing their wharf. As soon
I as it is completed, the quarry will
once more make music in our ears.
I Mr. and Mrs. Wetherspoon, and
I Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have removed to Mr. Sam White's house.
"The"  General Store has   recently changed hands, and the new
proprietor,  Mr.  Dohney,  late   of
Union Bay, is putting in an extensive stock.   We will soon be able
I to buy everything from a pin to a
piano,  right on  Denman Island.
I Mr. Doheny solicits the patronage
of all the residents.
1    Mr. Baikie and Mr.  Dumaresq,
are absent on a visit to the Capital
I A number of young people are
planning on attending the dance
at Hornby Island on the 27th.
Mrs. Leighton and Mrs. Blair
of Courtenay, were the guests of
Mrs. Corrigall last week.
Mr. Woods took the Thursday
boat for Victoria.
Miss Hawkins, of Comox is
visiting Mrs. Graham.
It was a shock to the people here
to learn ofj the death of Mr. Musson
who for some time  has made his
Editor Cnuurtenay lioview
Sir:���8ini_ the diaouulon ro Local Option
haa been brought to the fore, a few comments
would not go limit", an a healthy dincumlon
should help to brintr to light tlie merit* or
otlierwino of Local Option.
Mr. Idienn, in Mh defense of a "wet" B. 0,
juMmrcB uh that in goody goody Ontario, tlio
population is decreasing, whilo in B. C. nnd
other w_tern Province* the population ii on
the increase, and wilt continue to ho no. in
latter part of hi* epistle ho tells us "blind
nigs" step in with the abolition of public bars,
hero aro two contradictory sta'ements, tlie
one that Ontario is ' .ty, tlie population
is de reusing, ho other that Ontario has not
gone dry but has substituted "blind pigs" for
tlie public ban. Oh Lord, tho people migrate
because thev can't get l_o_ and thev continue
to migrate when -hey can get it "blind pigs."
Cricket, tennis an . footbaii, ac ording to Mr.
Idiens takes such a prominent part in the
life of tlie west thnt t e yonng tulles of the
ea t, tired of doing chores, come west. The
majority of the inhabitant* of Comox Valley
will no doubt agree thnt there aro no chores
t��do around here, no, nothing to |do but
attend pink tea parties and play football, ono
omtinunl round of pleasure. Is it any
wonder that "still they come."
Your corresdondent Local Option, gives
your readers Home food for reflection, in his
���tppeal for the people to wake up, he says it
is to be hope' that R C. (nnd to come
little nenrer Comox Valley) will not be fnr
behind in the struggle to put the drink fiend
into oblivion, not being much nf a soholar, 1
would liko to know where on the map is Comox situated; take the statements of Dr.
Crothers. which he says nre a milium and can
be confirmed, in the statements we re id 10���
20 per cent, in the second 1(1���40 Is the 10
tlie 20, or 40 the minimum? These state-
in nts read something like,_ how mnny apples
have you get? Answer, either 2 or II. the
Doc. it would seem, hns been in n guessing
comiietition; Pnuperism and idiocy fully Bil
percent, pleased to see these 'wo scourges
placed together. The general definition of n
pauper, is n person out of work, (or having
wrk for that matter,) and no wherewithal to
obtain the necessaries of life. If this is so we
mny take it for granted that the thousands
who nro tramping the streets nnd highwnys,
are doing so because they hnve spent their
substance in booze. Possibly the loggers in
dri king sn heavy caused too mnny logs to be
around the FraBer Saw Mills, eh. Wis it because ihey drank a little booie or because
they hnd been too industrious, that these men
find themselves out of work? Being out of
work where do they go tu? do they take up their
abode in first class hotels, or in mansions?
I think you will ngree that these men find
their way t / the cheap dives more commonly
known ns slums. Environment moulds the
character, and what enn you expect from those
who see from infnnoy, misery, degradation,
vice nnd crime, in this light, poverty causes
drunkeucss. Why not agitate to abolish
that which cnuseB people 'o bo placed in such
a position thnt a spoonful of booze is the
height of their ambition. Booze is like every
other commodity, it is not hecause it is good
or bad that it is produced, like hats, or coats,
urcoal, it is produced for profit and from the
sweat, blood, and bones of those who produce
this wealth, arises a pleasing incense to
tickle the nostrils of the great find Profit,
accursed hats, accursed conts. accursed coal.
P. S, I did not try to emulate Jonah, the
whale might spew me up on some Arotio
Re ion shore,
Potter's Pool Room
J. POTTER, Proprietor
Comox, B. C.
First-class   Accommodation.    B��st
Quality Wines Liquors and Cigars
R.  McCuish, Prop.
Bar supplied with the finest branda  of
Liquors and Cigars ftg
JOS. WALKER       -      -      Proprietor
Book Your Orders Now
For Settings of
White Orpington Eggs
From birds nirectly importen, bred from
M. Lindner's celebrated strain
Settings (13 eggs) ready Mar. 1--May 10
Pen No. 1, ��2.50 per setting
Pen No. 2, $1.50 per setting
Grantham       SANDWICK, B. C.
If you buy a camera
buy a good one
We are sole agents
for Eastman Kodaks,
Brownie Cameras,
Films, Papers and
Courtenay Drug Store
Close at 1 p. in on Thursdays
Advertise in The Review*
It will pay you.
We have now on display the finest assortment of Rifles and
Shotguns in the Comox Valley,  including all of the best and
popular makes, and at the lowest prices."  Come in and inspect
our stock
Single Barrell Shotguns from $7.50 up
Double Barrell Shotguns from $14.00 up
Marlin; Stevens, Savage and Winchesttr Rifles.   Cartridges
in all the popular calibers
1st, 1914
Just note the date. The cows will then be ready to go on the grass and the expensive
time of barn feeding will be over. They will be money makers right from the start.
With a cash market right at your door for cream, milk, veal and beef you can't go wrong.
There is also a good sale for pork, mutton, eggs* and poultry, dressed or alive. By engaging in dairying and keeping mixed stock you improve your land,: have a steady income
the year round, and provide your own market for your hay and grain
From April 1st until the end of October any kind of implement used on a farm [will be
needed.   They will be all set up and   ready to go to work
1            1   Sundries
j            2   Sundries
|            3   Sundries
M           4   Sundries
i            5   Hay Forks
II            6   Hay Forks
'M            7   Shovels etc
m            8   Shovels etc
H            9   Ladders
ytl           10   Ladders
B9           11   Pruning h��jok
El           12   Quantity nails various sizes
E|           13   Cross cut saw
H           14   Hay Knife
H           15   Hog Troughs
B          16   Hog Troughs
9|           17   Hog Troughs
9          18   Hog Troughs
tti           19   Hand Spraver
jg          20   Spray Tank
���          21    Double Trees
3          22   Double Trees
1          23   Logging Chains
1          24   Logging Chains
1          25   Quautiy of Sacks
1          26   Quantity of sacks
9          27   .Quantity of sacks
���          28   450 Yards of Wire Netting
1          29   Grain Grinder, with extra set
1                    of plates
1          30   50 Yards of   3-4   t_c_   hose,
1                     Wire bound and brass tap
���          31   Wagon  with hay box
1          32   Wagon with hay box
1          33   Binder,  5ft.   Massey   Harris,
I                     complete    with    Transport
I                     Truck
B          34   Mower (McCorratck)
���          35   Disc Harrows
I          36   Cultivator,   with   Hilling   at-
1                     tachment
I          37   Cultivator
B          38    l'otato Digger
9          39   Cockshut    Grain     Drill   (14
a                     single disc) with  grass seed
5}                      box
I          40   Iron Hand Seeder   and  Ctilti-
���                     vator combined
R          41    Hand cultivator
I          42'   Hay Tedder
I          43   Plough
1          44   Wide Plough 16 inch
I          45   Sulky Plough
Double  Boarded   Plough   (or
Hilling Plough)
Side Hill Plough
Horse Rake
Root Pulper and Slicer
Manure Spreader
High Wagon Box
Drag Harrows
Laud Roller
Iron Dump Wheelbarrow
Grind Stone
Hay   Car   for  Barn    (Wood
Cable and Blocks
Harpooii Hay Fork
Platform Scale up to 600 lbs
Small   Platform  Scale,    with
scoop up to 240 lbs
Incubator   by   Tamlin    (hot
water) 100 eggs capacity
Express Wagou
Team Harness
Team Harness
Team Harness
Express Harness
Sundry Harness
Sundry Harness
Sundry Harness
Riding Saddle
Separator De Laval  900   lbs
Butter Churn
Butter Worker
Cream Cans
Cream Cans
Barrel of Separator oil,  about
15 gallons
Quantity of Seed Potatoes
Quantity of Seed Potatoes
Quantity of Seed Potatoes
Quantity of Seed Potatoes
Quantity of Seed Potatoes
Quantity of Seed Potatoes
Quantity of Seed Potatoes
Quantity of Seed Potatoes
Large Watering Trough
Large Chicken   House   with
nest boxes
Chicken Coops
Chicken Coops
Chicken Coops
Chicken Coops
40 Oxford Sheep, including lamb
ewes and ewes with lambs, will be
sold in suitable lots, described at
the time of sale.
Chester White Boar
Yorkshire .Sow in Farrow
Yorkshire Sow iu Farrow
Chester White Sow in Farrow
Yorkshire Sow in Farrow
24 Young  Pigs,  to be sold in
suitable lots.
1 Grand Darft Horse, 5 years old
2 Grand Draft Mare, both capi
tal workers in all harness
and have been regularly
worked together as a team
3 Sorrel  Mare, quiet and    good
worker in all harness
4 General   Purpose   Mare,    in
foal to "Dean Swift"
5 Heavy Draft Colt, 2 years old
1 Gander and t Geese
14 Ducks to be sold in suitable
About 200 which will be sold in
Several settings of goose eggs
and duck eggs.
Grade Jersey, in milk, due May
Grade Jersey, in milk, due Mar.
Grade Jersey, freshened Dec.
Grade Jersey, just at hand
Grade Jersey, in milk and in
calf, due September
Holstien, just at hand
Holstien, in milk and in calf,
due November
Jersey, in milk and in calf, due
Jersey, in milk and in calf, due
Jersey, at hand
Jersey, in milk andiu calf, due
Jersey, iu milk freshened Jan.
Holstien,  in milk,  freshened,
Jersey, in milk, fre.<hened Feb,
Grade Jersey, at hand
Jersey Heifer, in calf
Jersey Heifer,  iu milk and in
calf, due November
Grade Jersey Heifer, due April
Grade Jersey, in milk, due Oct.
Grade Jersey, in milk, due Nov,
Grade Jersey, in milk due April
Jersey, in milk, due
Jersey, at hand
Holstien, at hand
Holstien, due April
Holstien, in milk and in calf,
due October
Jersey, in milk and in calf, due
Jersey, due July
Jersey, freshened January
Jersey Bull, five year old
Jersey Heifer, due March
Jersey Heifer
Grade Jersey Heifer
Shorthorn Heifer
Jersey Heifer
Jersey Heifer
Jersey Heifer
Jersey Heifer
Jersey Heifer
Jersey Heifer
Jersey Heifer
Jersey Bull Calf, sired by Mr.
Hurford's Reg, Bull
Most of the heifers are sired by
that Pedegree Bull "King John of
Canada" No, &1153:
Meat Safe
Washing Machine
Washing Bath
Cooking Range
Bedroom Suite
Brass and Iron Bedstead
4 Wood Bedsteads
Sideboard with mirror back, cupboards, 2 drawers aud shelves
Adjustable Lounge
Morris Rocker
Morris Easy Chair
8 foot extension Dining Table
4 Diningroom Chairs
4 Diningroom Chairs
Kitchen Table
.  Kitchen Chairs
And many other Snudries too
numerous to mention
a_��a_H^ wS^aj t*0*4*0l0*f****\ **
Sale to Commence at 10.30.        Everything listed will be sold.       Lunch Served at Noon
Terms : Under $50 Cash, over $50 Approved Joint Note, 3 Months at 8 per cent.
Further particulars from the Auctioneers, Hardy & Biscoe, or from the proprietor
General Manager An__unt General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
Accounts may be opened at every branch of The Canadian
Bank of Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive the
lame careful attention as is given to all other departments of the
Bank's business. Money may be deposited or wilhdr; -vn in this
way as satisfactorily as by a personal visit to the P ._. B.4
W. S. LONGHURST, Acting Manager, Courtenay and Comox Bn dcJmi
Comox branch open ou Tuesday, from u to 3
Victoria Notes
"Requiescant. in pace." The
memory of her gallant dead, notably
those who died for Queen, King
and Empire, was honoured by Victoria on Sunday last, when the
Fifth and Eighty-eighth regiments
ar.d Cadet Corps, each accoinpauied
by their bauds, together with a
large number of veterans headed by
the Victoria Pipe Band, marched
first to the Drill Hall to drape the
memorial tablet, thence to the
Cathedral of Christ Church, where
a short service with sermon by the
Bishop of Columbia, was held, the
troops afterwards returning to the
Hall to be dismissed, The appearance of all ranks was excellent and
from the youthful cadets., right on
to the veterans, no fault could be
found. The approving attention of
large crowds of people was good
evidence of the loyalty of British
Columbia to those principles for
which the heroes fought and died,
and your readers may well repeat
"requiescant in pace."
The Bishop of Columbia, it should
be said, is winning golden opinions
from all quarters in this city, and
it is also safe to say, from every
part of his diocese where he is
known. Bishop Roper is not unknown in Comox, and he will be
known to posterity as a hard
working Christian leader.
The following extract from the
speech of the Hon. W. R. Ross,
the Minister of Lands, in introducing the limber Royalty Bill on
Feb. 13th iust. deseryiug the fullest
1 'For when we face the facts and tarn
from politics we are in the last analysis,
merely stewards of the people. That is
my conception of my task as Mfnister of
Lands. Timber is merely one of the
great resources with which my department deals. There are other great resources, the water and the land itself, of
which I must also be a faithful steward.
At some time in the not distant future I
shall announce publicly what I hold to
be tlio right anil adequate policy of my
Department in land mnttrrs. That will
j be, so far as it lies in mc to make it, a
I practical policy, because a policy is worth
: nothing unless it is carried out. It will
.be, so far as I can bring it'about, a broad
I policy, because we face broad problems.
It will not be an ideal policy, because
ideal policies do not work; it will not
ride rough shod over traditions, or over
practical considerations; it will face facts'
and deal with actual conditions. But,
while it will not be an ideal policy, it
will be a policy through which wil'. run
the golden threads of practical ideals.
For a public policy without those threads
is a futile and a sorry thing. The forward light at the mast heads, my friends,
the jewel in the setting which surrounds
it, the soul in a man, the heart of things
���the world would be a sad place without them.
"And so with public policy; it must
have soul. It must have body too, an
efficient, alert body with which to do its
work. And it must have a brain and
common sense; these are all needed.
But without the soul, without the vital
spark, without the sense of public service for the public good no policy will
stand, nor should. Not an ideal policy,
but a policy based- upon ideals; that is
the kind of policy at which I aim for
the Lands Department of this great
Poultry Notes
The total membership of farmers'
institutes in British Columbia, e_>
ceeds 8,000.
You can tell a laying hen as far
as you can see her. Her comb is
always bright and healthy looking.
Not enough shad: in some
chicken yards. Hens need a
shaded loafing place when they go
arouud with their mouths wide
open panting for breath.
Provide all the poultry with
plenty of grit, and clean, fresh
drinking water, twice a day, for,
remember thev cannot go to the
well and get a cool drink as you can.
Eggs should be sold height wy
rather than by the dozen. They
vary so widely as to size and weight
that the seller or the buyer is sure
to lose   when sold by count.   If
New Zeland Butter 3 lbs. for $1
Oranges - 15 cents per dozen
Bananas    -     25 cents per dozen
P. S.���Our new Seeds for farm and
garden have just arrived, so get
in and dig.
Phone 6 Courtenay
Blouses!   Blouses!   Blouses!
For 7 days only, commencing Friday next the 6th
inst, we will put on sale all our stock of Ladies Silk
and Net Blouses at prices regardless of cost
Now is the opportunity to get a really up-to-date
blouse below wholesale cost
We have your size so don't miss this chance
sold by the pound, both get justice
because if the eggs are small it requires more to weigh a pound.
First-Class Plumbing
Hot Water and Steamfitting
Jackson & Whittle
Phone 9 Courtenay
Notary  Pul
Barrister  and Solicitor,   Notary Public
P. 0. Box 209
Phone 24
The   Comox  Barber    hop
Oldest Shop in Courtenay
Nothing   But   First   Class  Work
Guaranteed.    Baths in connection
To Bake
Not to Bake?
The former is really unnecessary when Bread from the
Courtenay Bakery is available
aadby reason of quality has so
many votaries. Get the A B
habit and satisfaction
Comox Co-Operative Society
Dealers in all kinds of Meats,
Butter, Eggs and Farmer's
Produce, Cooked Meats a
Specialty. We sell ouly the
best. Prices are always low
and satisfactory. We pay
best prices for produce
Phone No. 2
Dealer in
Hay, Flour, Feed and Grain
The barn is now stocked with a full assortment
and prompt delivery can be made
Phonh Y91 and your order will be filled at once
W. Aitken
Opposite new Presbyterian Church
Notice ia hereby given that Joseph McPhee,
Kenneth Edward Crompton and others hereby
give notice of their intention to apply to the
Lieutenant Governor in Council for the incorporation as a City Municipality under the
ame of "The Corporation of the City of
Courtenay" of the following area, namely:���
All that tract of land situate in he Comox
District in the County of Nanaimo, and
described aa follows: Commencing at the most
westerly angle of Lot 118 Comoz District;
thence southerly along the boundaries of Lots
19, 96 and 231 to the most southerly angle of
the subdivision of part of said lot 230, as
���hewn on Registered Plan No. 14 6; thence
northerly and eaiterly along the boundary of
said subdivision to the boundary of lot 104;
thence easterly at right angles to the boundary
of lot l1'4 to the boundary of section 16; thence
westerly along the boundary of eection 66 to
the most southerly ang e of section 68; thence
easterly along the boundary of section 68 and
said boundary produced to the westerly limit
of the Courtenay-Coniox road; thence northerly along the said westerly limit of said road
to the south-easterly loundary of section 14;
thence northerly along the said boundary of
section 14 to a point from whence a line drawn
nt right angles to _.id boundary will meet the
most southerly angle of lot 19 of the sub-
divl. >n of put of said section 14 as shewn on
registered plan No. 884 M; thence northerly
along the eastern boundary of said subdivision
to the point where it meets the northerly
boundary of said section 14. thence southerly
along the boundary of sect!" 11 to the Courtenay Eiverj thence to sou.. . rj edge of the
Puntledge Kiver at ita commence with the
Tsolum Rive.; thence wesler.y along the high
water mark of the Puntledge River to tne
point of commencement, containing approximately 1330 acres but not extending over or
exceeding an area of two thousand acres.
Dated this twenty-6_t l_lnt) day of February, A. D. 1914.
Courtenay Opera House
Change of Management
Latest Moving Pictures will be shown as under
Courte-   Monday
nay       Saturday
Cumber-  NighUy
I       a except
land        Thursday
Wood For Sale
Stove, Cord, Alder,
Maple or Bark
Apply to
Cliffe & Higgins
Soft Drinks
Swan's Pool Room
E. SWAN, Prop.
Electrical Engineer and Contractor
Complete Electrical Equipments promptly installed. Electric wiring and Installation of all kinds of Electrical Work
Isolated Lighting Plants a Specialty
Box 19S       Phone F95       Courtenay
Gasoline Engines Repaired _C.erl_u td
Get Gin Pill* Now
and be tree of pal. all winter. Mr.
Robert WMon o- Hardfleld, __t., says
"It affords me great pleasure to convey, not only to you lm. also to all
sufferers from Backache and Rheumatism, the great relief 1 have obtained
from Ilie use ot (Hn l'ills. I feci thankful to j on. i recommend GIN PILLS
to anyone Buffering as i did."
60c. a Box, �� tor $2.50. Sample free
if ynu write National r>rug & Chcnil-
mi Co. df Canada, Limited, Toronto,
A Sor! Spot With Hirr
The teacher was addressing his pupils on  Um subjects  of laziness and
lie drew a terrible picture of the
habitual loafer���the man wbo dislikes
to work and wh_ begs lor all be gets.
Now, John, said the teacher to a
little boy who liad beeu very Inattentive during the lesson.
John was iust.inlly on the alert.
Tell me, continued tbe teacher, who
is the miserable Individual who yets
clothes, food and lodging, and yet
dues nothing In return'.'
John's face bright, ned.
Please, sir, said he, tbe baby.
Man. Winslow's Sooimtro Svrup has been
�����_ ior over S1XTK KKAKS by MILLIONS of
(JOTIIKUS for ineir CHILDREN Willi,.
��'!..'. ".'nail PAIN , CUKES WIND COLIC, and
Umins nest remedy for OlAMUHCEA. It is al*
���olutdv harmless. Be sure aud ask _r "Mrs.
Win-low's Soothing Syrup,' and take no otrel
kind.   Twenty _ve cents a bottle.
We P���ij Highest Values
Write for Price List p
.    ��ind Shipping ._����<_
IKim* and Alexander,WINNIPEG. Canada
Wo also buy hides and senlca root
U��d in F resell
_  Hospitals witfc
Feat iucc.it, cures chronic weakness, lost yiool
PILES. EITHER No. Hill!GGISl',. or MAIL fl, POST 4 CTt
fOUOERA Co. 90. BP.KKf.UM vi'.nkw yo. KorLViiAHBaoi
Ion.._��� ro.   whi i _ por FREE hook to Di, Le Clem
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TRY:;KWD_AGEE(TASTEr.KS3)_0__0_    fA5Y T0 msjtfj.
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cents uud stamped addressed envelope
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from which you can read your own future. It will fully describe your past
uiul future life nnd it can he a constant
guide In life. JR6SCEN |"IA, 8, Stobart
Block,  Winnipeg.
President Taft'a Two Seats
When President Taft was Secretary
ot War be set out one afteri oon for a
baseball game, with two tickets ill bis
pocket. Ho was In the habit of buying two seats so tbat he would have
plenty of room. When he got to the
grandstand he h.-.i.tled out the two tickets. The usher took in at a glance
what they were for and led the way
io the seats. When he readied them
he paused.
What's the trouble, young man?
said Mr. Taft.
Sorry, Mr. Secretary, suld the usher,
but if you sit in these two seats you
are going to have some difficulty. They
are on opposite sides of Ihe aisle.
Wise mothers who know the virtues of Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator always havo it at blind, because 't proves its value.
Wl-.ere the Punishment Fits the Crime
Justice David .1.  Brewer was once
asked'   What  is the cxtivmt penalty
for bigamy?
lie smiled and answered: Two mothers-in-law.
&, .-FILLS.-
60c. a box or aix boxes for $2.50
a. all dealtia, or Tne Oodds Medicine Compa iy, Limited Toronto,
The Tortures
of Rheumatism
are aggravated during
climatic changes because the impure blood
is incapable oi resistance
and ordinary treatment
seems useless���but the
fame of Scott's Emulsion
for relieving rheumatism is
based on logical principles
and scientific facts. This
oil-food promptly makes
active, red, life-sustaining
blood corpuscles and its
body-building properties
regulate the functions to
expel poisonous acids.
Scott's Emulsion, with careful
diet for one month, will relieve
the lame muscles and stiffened
joints and subdue the unbearable sharp pains when other
remedies fail.
Beware of alcoholic imitations
and insist on the purity of SCOTT'S.
A Very Present Help
Put down, the little fellow said,
reading from a book, ten pounds of
sugar at Ilve cents a pound, and four
pounds of coffee nt thirty cents a
pound, and two pounds of butter at
twenty-eight cents a pound and two
cukes Of sonp al the cents each.
I've got them down, said lhe grocer,
looking np from his pad.
How much do_, it come to? the lad
Tlie man ran up the colunu.
Two-iblriy-six, he announced, Hurry
up, sou.
And if 1 was to give you a live dollar bill how much cluing' would 1
Two dollars and sixty four cents, |
said the grocer Impatiently, Come
on, I'm In a hurry.
Oh, I didn't want to buy them, said
the urchin, aa he disappeared through
(the door.     That's our arithmetic les-1
' sun for tomorrow and I couldn't worl
fC6/I^Ainxtu ~-<Lo yrieutZt- /0-*i4rr^ UrorJB
Mlnard's  Liniment Cures Distemper.
"2 in lw and "3 in 1"
No other   Washboards   havo   Ih*
tine crimped by 'no method poou-
liar to  EDDY'S Wajhboards.
This patantod procoia    oilmlnataa
th* danger    of   torn    llnen��-th*
abuse of handi���the unpleaaantnea*
of  wash-day.
It teaure* lomfort and economy t*
the  preatest    degree.   Inalat    wi
���s good ������
One Way Out
Repeat tha words the defendant
used, said tho lawyer for lhe plaintiff
in a case of slander,
I'd rather not, said'lhe witness titff-1
Idly;  they  were hardly words to tell
to a gentleman.
Ah, said the attorney, Iben whlspei
them to the Judge.
Why He Wanted It Changed
During the recent session of the legislature of a big Western State a man
named John Cass applied for permission to change his llrst name, When
asked tho roa&on for wishing It changed he gave the simple but convincing
answer: Why everybody calls mo
'/\Poun<d makes More Cups
and the Flavour is Better'
Parading Her Memory
Thornton���Fannk Flashloy carries
her bank roll in her stocking.
Rosemary���I am not surprised. She
always seemed fond of flaunting her
What It Means When You Feel "AH Oat
of Sorts"
You know wh,-.l It means to feel "all
out of sorts." Mosl. people have felt
this way at some time. Nerves out
of order, Irritable, languid, depressed.
An aching head, a fagged brain, appetite bad and digestion weak. With
some people, this condition comes and
goes; With others it is chronic; they
can't shake it off. It interferes with
business, spoils recreation and robs
life of all its joys. These men and
women are ouly able to live and work
at "half speed."
Half speed people have lost that
abundant natural vital!tj which enables others to go "full-speed-ahead"
through life. Their energy and nerve
power havo evaporated���they cannot
work long without breaking down. The
trouble is nerve weakness and is
caused by poor, watery blood. You
can begin to improve your condition
to-day by taking Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills. They make rich, red blood once
more pulsate through your veins, and
your nerves thrill with fresh vigor.
Hero is convincing evidence that new
strength nnd full health can be bad
through the use of Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills. Mr. Newton Mayhew, North
Tryon, P.E.I., says; "I nm a farmer
and naturally have to work very hard.
The result was that I found myself
very much run down. My blood became thin and watery, and my muscles
flabby. I tool; doctors treatment but
it did not h .p me and I grew so weak
that 1 could scarcely woi.. i.t all. As
I found (lie medical treatment was not
helping me I decided to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and In these I found
the medicine I needed, as in a short
time 1 was restored to my old health
and vigor. I shall always recommend
these pills to all sufferers."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold
I by all medicine dealers, or will be
j mailed, post palo, at HO cents a box
I or six boxc for $2.50 by Tlie Dr.
j Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville,
| Ont.
Its virtue Cannot be Described.���
No one enn explain the subtle power
that Dr. Thomas' EclectrU Oil possesses. The originator was himself
surprised by the wonderful qualities
that lib compound possessed. That
he was the bo'.elactor of humanity .'i
shown by the myriads that rise in
praise of this wonderful 'Oil. Ro familiar is everyone with it that it is
prized as a household medicine everywhere
Low Comedy
Biffstlck���I couldn't make them
laugh to-night. Do you think my comedy Is over tbeii heads?
Ravenyelp���No;  under tlieir feet.
the   iamily   remedy   for   Coughs   and   Coldv
Small   dose.    Small bottle.    Bent since  1870.
Sunday School Teacher���Why was
Daniel forced to enter the lion's den?
Brighl _ upil���Why, he'd 'a' spoilt a
whole ill in If he didn't!
W.iat He.Wanted to Know
Miss Gibson was very rich and Mr.
Ha una was very poor. She liked
him, but that \. is all, and he was well
aware of the fact. One evening be
grew somewhat tender and at last he
said: You are very rich, aren't you,
Yes. Tom, replied tlio girl frankly;
I am worth abou' tw-, millions.
I knew you wouldn't.
Will you marry me, Helen.
0!i, no, Tom, I couldn't.
Then why did you ask me?
Oli, 1 just wanted to sot bow a man
feeU when he loses two million.
Can alwaya make tur* of getting the highest prion fer WHBAT, 0_T_i
BARLEY and FLAX, by ���Hipping their car lota te FORT WILLIAM AMI
PORT ARTHUR and having them sold on commlaalon b
Too Deep a Question for Him
Two colored men wero on an expedition to the Colonel's henroost one dark
night. Moso had planted lhe ladder
and climbed up to where th. ohlokenn
were roosting, and was passing them
down to Ephraim, who put them in a
bag.     Suddenly Mose stopped.
What's de mattah, Brudder Mose?
Inquired Ephraim anxiously.
l's jest been thinking, Brudder Ephraim, how me and you Is mombahs
ub do church, an' whetlder it's right
to take do (.Intel's chicklngs.
Brudder Mose, said Ephraim, dat am
a great moral question which you an'
nie ain't fit tei" wrastle wid. Pass
down anudder chicking.
His One Ambition
I hear, Mr. Wilson, said a lady at
dinner to Francis Wilson, tlie actor,
that yoi. are a man full of ambitions?
Ambition, Madam, said the bored
comedian.   Ono ambition.
Yes? gurgled the lady in rapture.
Ob, do tell mo that ambition. It must
be something t.'lendid.
It is, Madan, said Wilson. _ I want
to throw an egg into an electric fan.
Henry'3 Whereabouts
Where is Henry? asked tho neighbor  of the  lady, whose  husband  he
wanted to see.
I don't know, exactly, said the lady,
if the ice is i-'-i thick as Henry thinks
it is he is skating; if It is as thin as I
think it is he Is swimming.
To the 'bin;   ali years    are   lean
Could Think Only of One Kind
The young father was rejoicing visibly over the adveu' of his first son.
Early in tlie morning he was proudly
in evidence at the front gate when tha
iceman appeared.
Twenty-five pounds? inquired tho
No, said the excited parent, eight
and three-quarters.
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Colds, Etc.
After the Ceremony
Bridegroom���Didi 't I look    like    a
fool when I was at the altar rail?
Best Man���No; but any one could
see that you were not yourself.
Augellne���I wo-i.der if I shall ever
catch Edwin flirting?
Mabel���1 always thought that was
how you did e.-.tch him, dear?
NaDru Co Laxatives
���re  especially good   for
children because they are
pleasant to take, gentle ia
action, do not irritate the
bowels nor develop a need
for continual or increased
doses.   25c. a box, at your
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of Canada, Limited.      177
Who Begat. It?
Mamie had been naughty and her
mother finally liad   recourse   to   the
time-honored remedy in such cases.
Mamma,  she sobbed, did Gran'ma
spank you when you was little?
Yes, dear, laid her mother, she did
when I w-as : augbty.
And did her mothei' spank her?
i    Yea.
And was she spanked, too, when she
was bad?
I    Yes
1    Well, who started the blamed thing,
1 anyhow?
W. N. U. 985
In Rcn:>
So you have two proposals?
Y'es; I can'* decide which to marry
COME men ask for so many bags of
^    "cement"���
Others, more careful say they want
4' Portland Cement"���
But the man who does the
best work insists upon getting "Canada" Portland
And he looks to
k. see that every J
bag bears this
Write the Canada Cement
Information Bureau, Montreal, (or a free copy of
" What lhe Farmer Can
Do With Concrete."
Ttxn b s Csaa.a
Cement de__ ia yott
neighbothood. Ifjroud*
not know him, watt _���
bii name. .MS! foEVXEW. COTTRTENAY, B.C.
! Blackbird
A   Mystery-
By  CLARISSA  MACK1E     -j.
��� ...������.>_���*........��.. .....->
The manager of tho Sloan Detective
Igcuey pressed a button as he hung
up the telephone receiver.
"Send Birch In," he ordered ns a
���bock bonded ollice boy appeared.
"Yes. sir."
Almost instantly the door opened to
admit a broad shouldered young man,
alert of manner, wltb kooo gray eyes
��� nd resolute mouth.
"You wish to sec lue, Mr. Sloan?" ho
The olher nodded. "Sit down there.
I say. Hob. there's been until her one of
those confounded murders. It's HIn-
mau, the bunker, this lime."
",lo .uh UliiiiiniiV" lurch's eyebrows
went up. "Our grenlest philanthropist
nnd the most harmless ot men! What
��rc the details, sir';''
"Oh, same as Ibe other three. Ho
was found murdered In his bed this
morning. Doors of the house locked,
no signs of Windows being tampered
with, servants ull old retainers, not on
enemy In the world that we know
about, nnd yet found dead by his
"How wns It done?"
"ln just tbe saino manner as Flick-
Inge ..the railroad king, nnd Benson,
who wns, ns you remember, .Hettinger's right band man-stabbed through
tho heart with a dagger of foreign
make. I'm going up there, nnd I want
you to come on wltb me."
"You know I'd like nothing better,"
returned the other eagerly. "Mr. HIn-
man wns very kind to me when I was
a boy. Ho gavo me uiy first elmiice In
the worb."
"I know. He's helped a lot of other
people too.    Ho was a fine old chap.
Funny how they've picked out three
men ull Interested In the ���, II. M. railroad. I've no doubt tho same gang
turned the throe tricks."
"There wasn't a clew In the other
two case*," mused Birch us the mnn-
nger's automobile slopped before a
handsome slime house ou tbe finest
nvenue of the small city.
In live minutes they were In the
denth chamber of lhe mansion nnd
Slonu was rapping out riuostlons lo the
agitated valet faster Mian tho man
could find replies. When the Interview
wns concluded they were uot much
wiser than before.
"I bnvo not touched n thing, nor has
tbe doctor," ended Blunt tearfully. "He
must bnvo been asleep, for the papers
were folded ou the bedside table, ns
was his custom, and Ihe light was out,
although the murderer might have done
"Very true," snld Sloan. "Now, my
man. If you will leave us nlonc"-
Blunt wout out and closed tho door,
��tnd the two detectives were left alone
In tbe room from which Mr. Hlnmnn's
body hnd been removed n short while
after tbelr arrival. The two men hnd
diligently searched die luxurious apartment nnd after that every room In tho
house, and now tbey stood silently regarding the only clow nt bund.
Tbe slender, blood stnlned dngger.
"Wbat data have you concerning the
FUekluger nnd thu Benson cases?" nsk-
en Munn.
Ilircb referred to his memoraudum
"The most Important Is that I learn-
I ed   thnt   four   men   who   bad   been
J discharged  by  tbe  railroad  company
: had threatened harm to Mr.  Fllckln-
I ger and his secretary.    I could Iimi no '���
1 trace of these men.    It was said lhat '
! one of them was really n titled foreign- I
| er down on bis luck, that he had pass-
I ed through all the phases of good and
bad fortune nnd he had fnilcd to mnkti
j good."
"I guess he's the man we're after," j
I snid Slnnn.   "What name?" 1
* Vnn Bonlidck."
"You've senrehed every room In ttt.
house, Birch?''
"Yes, and hnd n mnn to take records
of nil linger prints. I sny every room
ln Ibo bouse. There's one place I've
been through, nnd I've a notion to go
there again.   Come with me."
Sloun followed Birch through the
hull anil up n (light of stairs to the
third Door, where there wero several
bedchambers and a billiard room under the mansard roof. From the pus-
_igc a door led Into an open utile that
run across the back of the bouse. A
window nt the back overlooked the
wing contlllulng tbe servants' quarter,
and overhead was a trapdoor leading
to the roof, A narrow ladder led to
the trapdoor. '
From the doorway where Ihey stood
they could see that Ihe dust of Ihe
floor was untrncked near the window,
and nny hope thnt the murderer might
havo gained Iho roof of the wing and
entered tho house by the attic window
Svas at once dispelled.
Suddenly Birch touched his chief's arm.
"Look thero, sir!" he whispered,
Sloan bent tils keen eyes to the Hoot
eiid saw lhe trace of footprints In the
dust. Some one hnd passed from the
ladder to the passageway nnd gone
back agnln. Instantly Hitch had made
a detour so as not to disturb the telltale marks with his own boots and he
was up tbe ladder and was lifting the
"Unfastened, sir." he reported; "evidently pried up from tho roof���lock
He passed up on to the roof, and
Sloan followed.
Tho large expanse of .Int. tinned root
wns surrounded by �� fanciful Iron railing. In one place t iu railing hnd disappeared. There was a gap of per-
bups fifteen feet. Birch crept to the
edge of the roof aod peered over.
"Funny thing." he commented; "that
Iron rulling Is down uu the ground
there���looks ns though it had recently
fallen. Let's havo Blunt up bere." He
fetched the valet, and the two detectives pointed out the broken railing to
the astonished servant.
"But. sir," he protested, "I am sure
It was not broken yesterday, because
tho gardener would have removed It.
Ho cut the grass yesterday and cleaned
up the yard thoroughly. ' You see. tt
has fallen directly underneath the library windows, and some of It sticks
right up In the turf." I
"You heard uo sound In the night; '
you are sure?"
"I am sure, sir. I sleep In the wing
yonder, and nt the bend of my bed la
a bell that connects with Mr, HIn-
man's room. One of the servants In
the house next door was coining home
from a party very late last night or
enrly this morning, and she declares
she saw u nig blackbird hovering over
tbis house. Sbo Is very 'superstitious,
sir. and I suppose she's Imagined thnt
since hearing'of the murder."
"Very likely." said Sloan In ti peculiar tone, and bis eyes met thoso of his
young assistant with a significant
glance. "Thank you. ISlnut. That will
do for the present."
When the valet bad disappeared
down the trapdoor Clreli dropped to
his knees and made fl searching examination of the roof. In the slight
layer of dust some clew might be
"It's here, slr"-be looked up with a
smiling fnce-"lhe tracks of the 'big
blackbird.' And the discovery reveals
how the other two minders were committed."
Sloan knelt down bcsldo him mi.
wntehctl the movement of Birch's lingers ns he pointed out the tracks made
by the rubber tired lauding wheels of
an aeroplane, When the machine hnd
mnde Its departure It hnd carried away
fifteen feet of the ornamental railing
from the roof.
"Kind n foreigner who answers to
the description of Vnn BenjidcU. if
ho Is a skilled aviator lie's your mau,"
was Sloan's decision.
"Yon remember that the residence of
Mr. Flicklngcr Is of this same type-
flat roof and so forth?" questioned
Birch ns thoy returned to the office.
"I remember., nnd I nlso recollect
that Thomas Benson lived at the Hotel
Batwell. aud his room wns in the nunc x. n tint roofed wing.
Once' in tho ofiice Sloan picked up
the afternoon edition of a New York
newspaper. Suddenly bo uttered a
shnrp oscbimullou nnd pointed to a
glaring headline on the front page.
"You won't buve to look any further,
Birch! Tour man's found nnd lost���
gone to bis reward!   Listen to tills;
"'Another daring aviator met death
enrly  Ihls morning in some unknown
manner. Hinloir llenjldck, well known
rs a fearless flier, was found crushed
to death under the body of his heavy
aeroplane on tho grounds of tho Broad-
brook Country club It is not known
nt whnt moment or under whnt clreum-
stances Ben.il.lelc met his dentil, but it
Is supposed Hint be was trying out the
big machine which be recently purchased, Au Invcatlgntlon Is being
made Into the matter.'"
Robert Birch had arisen and wns but
toning Ids coat.
"I'll be there at thnt Investigation,'!
be snld grimly.
Two duys afterward he returned to
the ofllco will U chain of evidence lhat
left no doubt that the unlucky aviator
hnd been the-murderer of the three
men, whom he believed had worked
him harm. The shoes he had worn corresponded In every detail with the footprints found In the attic of the Ilia-
man house, and In his pockets were
found not only Mr. Hlnmnn's Jewelry,
bnt diamonds lhat were afterward
Identified as the properly of .laiuei
There wns nothing left tn do In the
mutter. Retribution bad overtaken t!)_
murderer before he could make use ot
his guilty gnins. The "big blackbird"
bad proved a bird of evil omen to him
India's Minerals.
The growing importance of tho
mineral Industry of India Ib explained in tho annual report of the director ���_ tho Geological Survey of India for 1912, which has just been
The aggregate value of tbe mineral production of India In 1912 reached the largo total of $45,302,422,
which represents an Increase of $6,-
513,945 over the figures of the preceding twelve months.
Coal is by far the most Important
mineral product of India. Tho value
of the output Of the coal fields In
1912 reached a total of $16,088,374.
which represents au advance of over
thirty-two per cent. The aggregate
output amounted to nearly 14,750,-
000 tons, which was almost sixteen
per cent, more than the total of the
previous year, and nearly 2,000,000
tons in advance of the output of tbe
boom year, 1908, when the figure
exceeded 12,750,000 tor.s. and the
average price at the pit's mouth advance to $1.20.
Gold comes next to coal iu the
mining industries of India, and at a
time when somo of the gold fields
of the world report a diminishing
output it is interesting to note In
India an advance of $16:1,(102, or one
and five-tenths per cent, in the production of the Indian mlnea. The
advance is not very large, but the
aggregate yield of the fields rench��d
tho total of $11,040,977.
Actor Who Wants (<i Farm.
Mr. Godfrey Tearle, the young
romantic actor, who bus made yet
another step forward with his performance of Valentine Brown In
"Quality Street," Is not by any
means Infatuated by the glamour of
the stage. Despite his exceptional
success, he said to a friend lately:
"If 1 had my owu way I should live
always in tho country. I should take
a farm-houso and go In for agriculture."
It Is a curious commentary on human nature that most successful men
imagine that tbey would like to bave
followed careers other than their
own. Sir Charles Mathews wanted
to be au actor. Mr. II. B. Irving
wanted to be a barrister, and was
called to the Bar. Mr. Lloyd George
once had an ambition for the spiritual ministry rather tban tho political one. Miss 15va Moore wanted to
be a teacher of physical culture to
girls. Mr. Winston Churchill, like
tbe Kaiser, has alwaya bad varied
ambitions.���London Dally Mirror.
A  Story of  Frederick tha  Great and
Ont of Hit Officers.
Frederick Ihe _r_it had a strong
sense of the dramatic. So hnd a certain lieutenant colonel In the 1'rus.slan
army. Accordingly there Is plenty ot
"plot" in tho following story:
The officer, who hnd been discharged
at the close ot the Seven Years' war.
Importuned the king to be reinstated,
Wenry of the incessant solicitations of
his troublesome visitor, Frederick at
last gave orders that he should never
bo admitted to his presence.
Some weeks later a most bitter libel
against his majesty appeared. Fred-
crick seldom gav> himself nny concern
about such pasquinades, but the present one cxnspurnleil him so much that
be offered u reward of 53 frledrichs of
gold for (he discovery of the author.
Tho duy following the disgraced
lieutenant colonel demanded and obtained an audience.
"Sire," he began, on being admitted,
"your majesty has just promised _)
frledrichs for tbo discovery of the nu-
thor of a recent publication, 1 nra
come to claim tbe recompense. Behold
ln me the unfortunate liiielcr. My life
I forfeit freely, but remember your
royal pledge and, while you punish me,
send to my poor wife anil children the
rewnru duo to the Informer."
The king, although struck with tbe
snd extremity and self sacrifice of the
otlicer, said sternly:
"Go instantly to lhe fortress of Span-
dau and there await my judgment"
"I obey," said thu culprit; "but the
"Within two hours your wife shall
receive It." snld tbe king. "Tnke this
letter nnd give It to the commnnduut,
but bo must not open II until after din-
The  lloulonnnt   colonel   arrived   nt
Spnnduu nnd gavo himself up ns a
prisoner.   At the prescribed niomonB
the commandant opened tho royal man- I
data It rnn:
To the bearer I glvo tlie command ol
Spandau.   1 Ehall bu with  him In a te��
days.    The present  governor Is to tain
tho command of Berli    as u reward foi I
past services. . Tt__ERIGI���    |
���Youth's Companion.
The   Smartest   Thing
Out   For   the   Opera.
Mistook Their Purpose.
Mr. J. L. Toole, the great comedian, bad a great antipathy to street
music of any kind. About this there
Is a story told of him. The waits,
one Christmas evening, played under
his -windows, greatly to his annoyance, and on Boxing Day they paid
bim a visit.
"Wc played under your window j
last night,'-' said the spokesman of I
tho party, when they were shown j
into hla presence.
"Well, and what do you want?" ]
quoth the comedian.
"We've come for our little gratu-
"Come for a gratuity, have you?" I
exclaimed Mr. Toole. "Bless me! I {
thought you had como to apologize!" j
Hence It Is Almost Impassible to Have
Really Clean Hands.
Thnt (he slovenly habits .or ill health
of the cooks nod waiters who serve us
In dining ears, hotels, restaurants and
our own homes may be an even gr,.at.
cr menace to our health than defective
plumbing Is the fact brought out by
somo interesting Investigations mado
by Surgeon Cummins of the Br'iish
It used to he thought thai if our serv-
nuts' hands���and our own-were washed with I'eactuin e freipieuey we were
sufe, but Dr. Cummins rhows that even
tho most sent, ulcus cleansing will not
relieve bunds tint have been in contact
with disease germs from the lliiblllly
of Infecting others. In short, Dr. Cummins declares (hat so long ns we live
In this world of dirt and microbes our
hands can never be really clenn.
To prove his contention Dr. Cum .ilns
dipped the tip of his forefinger in a
liquid containing millions of typhoid
bacilli. The linger was next rinsed In
nn antiseptic solution, then In very
cold wafer nnd thou In 'Vllkc thnt was
almost boiling. Afler nil this cleansing
It wns washed Iii a siuiill quantity of
sterile wnter. This water when una-
lyzcd showed no less than 31!! colonics
of typhoid li.icllll.
Not sntlsfied with this discouraging
proof of the futility of clean bunds, the
doctor proceeded to son I; his Infected
linger lip in pure alcohol. Then ho
wnsbed It agnln In sterile water. Tl-ta
time tbe analysis of the water rover .d
four colonies of typhoid bacilli.
Another experiment mnde by Dr.
Cummins wns to rest u typhoid laden
linger tip for just nn instant on (ho
surface of n bowl of soup. The soup
waa then allowed to stnnd for twenty-
four hours. When Anally analyzed it
revealed nearly 40.000 lypitoid bacilli fo
every cubic Inch.���New York American.
The evening coiffure is not cooside_
ed complete or smnrt this winter unless ornnmentod with an algret oe
fnncy mount of some kind. The higher
the better _ the slogan In somo instances, whilo the otber extreme In
reached Iu tho low Greek fillet and
Juliet cap ol penrls.
Polret. that fantastic designer ef women's apparel. Is nothing if not bizarre,
and his lute*, conception for evening
wear ls to lio found In the manllo and
headdress pictured.
The nuintlo was Inspired by the royal robes worn by the doges of Venice.
The wrap Is of red velvet, with stole
und sleeves of spotless ermine. Tht
truly remarkable headdress Is of pear:*
An Easily Made Maternity Gown
A maternity gown which Is rapid!,
coining Into fnvor because It Is enslly
mnde as well ns becoming nud graceful Is copied from the Bnbanl robe. If
the material chosen for tbe garment la
very wide the gown mny be rut In tw��
pieces so thnt Ihe seams sbnll join under ench arm nnd up ench sleeve as fnf
ns the shoulders where tht edges button or book over from front to bacU
nfter tho gnrment has been drawn on
over the head.
Crape���silk or cotton���Is nn excellent
material for the Bubnnl maternity
gown, as It Is usually very wide and
cuts to the very best advantage. Moreover, tbo fabric leuds Itself readily to
stenciling, nnd (here nre Inuumernb _
charming designs which mny bu produced as a bordering for n skirt. the
loose sleeves nnd the rounded out ueck
of the robe, liold on blue, rose, green,
brown or gray makes an effective bordering, nnd silver Is lovely on black,
mahogany, flame, maize or mauve.
Tho Babniit docs not literally drug
upon tbe floor, but when the model bl
used for n maternity gown It Is always
better to hnve It long enough to entirely cover tbe feet, as otherwise It will
lend Its wearer nn awkward appear-
Famous Christmas Trees.
The    biggest    private    Christmas j
tree  ever  seen   in Britain  was  ono j
which tbe Duke of Norfolk liad cut I
from  bis  own estate  and  conveyed
with much trouble, to Arundel Castle.    It stood 70 feet hiph, weighed
nearly four tons,   and   bore   on  its
branches presents to   the   value   of
The Christinas tree which Queen
Victoria gave soon after her marriage to the Prince Consort was 40
feet high, and its crop of gifts was
valued at something like ��9,000.
Gett'ig Ahead of Father.
"Pardon mc, .Mr. Brassey, but It Is
11:30, and I am obliged to sny good
"You consider 11;f!0 a bite hour?"
"tt Isn't that so much, but father Is
lylug nwnke upstairs trying to think
of funny things to say nbout you���like
'Why dldu't you ask him to stay te
breakfast  or   tiring   in   the   milk  or
sweep off the porch?' and I'm not going to give blm any such opportunity.-
Good night"���Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Ready-Made Farms In Demand.
The "ready-made farm" Idea,
which has been ln force for a short
time by th' New Brunswick Cover l-
ment, is showing satisfactory results
from every standpoint. Over one hundred and thirty farms have been dle-
oosed of to a !nal settlers.
What She Wanted.
Library Attendant���A foreign looking WC-niUp en me in today nml nsked
for "Cottage Cheese." Friend-Hal
Did she think the library wns n grocery store? L. A.���No: nfter some
questioning I found ont tlint she wanted "Scottish Chiefs."-Boston Transcript.
..^cai-d ��.
Austria  was   the   llrst  country to
adop' ihe system of postcards,   This
was in (ho year 1 BBS.
Pure White Bedspreads Fsshlonsbl*
After all there aro uo bedspreads
daintier than tho pure white ones beloved by the old fashioned housekeeper. Thnt���to quote our grandmothers���
"no mutter bow old, they always look
like new when freshly done tip" Is
equally true of the white bodspreads to
which young fashioned housekeepers
are now pinning their fnlth. Tho most
expensive sort of white wnshable
spread is of satin finish linen demask,
finished about the edges with embroidered wide scallops or deep points above
which Is a vine lu finest hand embroidery.
Tben I hero nre the cotton poplins���
firm nnd substantia! of weave-that
tuny bo finished nud decorated slmila.
ly to the damask spreads, and ���fi cotton crepes that uro lor. y who.
trimmed with blenched cluuy edging.
Enduring. If carefully handled, nre flit,
Swiss of St. Call muslins edged with
either cluuy or vnlencleunes, but If
tho wlllto Inuudcrablo spread inusl
needs ho very Inexpensive a reallf,
dalnly ono may bo made of scrim,]
bordered with au a jour headed \\ld_
Paint, Oils, Varnishes,
Sash, Doors,
Lime, Cement, Brick,
Oil Colors,     Dry Colors,
V Joint, Lath, Plaster
Builders' Hardware of Every Description
Special Windows and Frames Made to Your Order
Phone 66 COURTENAY P.O. Box 230
"Not better than the best, but better than the rest"
The Mill on the Dyke
Don't fail to see us bofore you buy that bill of
Lumber.   We have attractive lumber at
attractive prices
Knowles-Smith Lumber Co., Ltd.
Letter to the Editor
Editor Courtenay Review
Before closing your columns to
further discussion of this question
I should be much obliged if you
will insert copy of a letter wlich
wns inserted over my name in the
Toronto .Star five years ago.
The Citizens League in introducing tea and
cntf _ rooms will coufar a great boon on the
thousands. Toronto today is practically in the
same position that London (Eng. was forty
years ago when there Was no such thing as
one being able to net a real good cup of tea or
coffee, enjoy a smoke, chat with a friend,
have a game of checkers or dominoes in a
comfortable, well apponited room all for the
modest sum of four cents. There are now
hundreds of such places, all paying big dividends, and such have dono more good for the
community nt large than any act of Parliament which has since been passed. Even
the great Lipton has within the past few
months entered the arena, I am an Englishman, and Can kdians say we don't want to be
told how they do things in the Old Country
but can tliey go one better than this. ___>^���
While I should like to ' see the
good ladies of Courteuay take this
Tea and Coffee business in hand, I
think mv previous letter would
convey to your readers that I am
not a total abstainer, and i am
afraid it will be some years, if ever
before Local Option in B. C. is
adopted, because the majority of
the residents were born in Great
Britain, and with them old customs
live long and die hard-
True, Local Option was introduced into British polotics by Sir
Wilfred Lawson in 1864, just fifty
years ago, and the prospect of it
becoming law as remote as ever.
The next best alternative is the
Tea and Coffee room with plenty
of ontdoor sports and socials in
music, singing, and dancing, debating. Now then, ' Ladies of
Courtenay, with aU due respect, do
not waste time in debating this
Tea and Coffee buisness paying
proposition. Do it now.
Wm. Idiens
Editor Courtenay Review
Sir: On behalf of the Comox
School Board, I wish to thank
Miss Wilson, the popular School
teacher, of Comox, for the able
manner in which she conducted
the concert at Comox and Courteuay, and the young people who
so ably assisted her making the
concert a financial success.
I also wish to thank Miss Wright
Mr. Percy Smith, and Mr. and
Mrs. Martin, for playing such
suitable music for the occasion. .3
* I further extend thanks to the
Denman Island and Courtenay
people for patronizing our concert
and I believe, if ever they should
hold an entertainment in aid of
any public institution, the people
of Comox will respond just as
nobly as they have done.
Jas. Carthew
Secy. Comox School Board
Auction Sale
Messrs.   Hardy   &   Biscoe will   sell by
auction for Mr. J. S. Shopland, at his Ranch
Tuesday, March 10
Commencing at 12:30 sharp
Hardy & Biscoe are instructed
by Mr. J. S- Shopland, to sell by
Public Auction on his ranch,
Lower Road, Sandwick, on Tuesday, March 10th at 12 o'clock.
The whole of his valuable Farm
Stock, comprising of 20 head of
Cow Stock, including the Pedigree
Holstein Cow "Betty de Kol" of
Lulu, no 8491 in Race Book.
Sire Prince Paal De Lol of Lulu
no 3984, Dan Clover's Black Beautv
no 2727. Betty De Kol is in calf
by Pontiac King no n793. Also
the pedigree Holstein Heifer "De
Kol Betty Genieve" no- 25465.
Dam Betty De Kol of Lulu 8491.
Sire Lou De Kol no 6091, in calf
to Pontiac King. Also a splendid
young pedigree Holstein Bull. 5
months old, Dam  Betty De Kol.
10 Pedigree Betkshire Pigs includ
ing 4 in pig sows, pedigree givei
at Sale.
6 horses, including a grand teas
weight about 2,800-
30 Barred Rock Chickens, am
ia Brown Leghorns. The usua
Farm Implements for an up to dat
farm, include wagons plough
harrows, sleighs, horse rake, bindc
drills, and roller, double and sing]
harrows, and numerous small too!
also cedar posts, 3000 shingles etc
Cream separator, incubator an
brooder, 2 bicycles-
The furniture includes, sideboar
writing desk, bureau, 2 upholstei
lounges, extension table, chain
cooking range, 3 stoves, blocl
bedroom furniture, washing mi
chine etc etc
Full   particulars   may   be  had from Mr. J. S.
premises or from
Shopland,  on tl
Phone 10


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