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List Your Property with
Island Realty Co.
We Can Sell It
Have You Money to Invest,
See us; we  .an Make You
Large Dividend*
Island Realty Co.
VOL. 2
NO. 13
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
districl  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.
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Tuesday, March  10
Sale of the whole of the Farm Stock, Implements, Furniture, Etc., at the Baily Ranch,
Lower Road, Sandwick, for J. S. S .opland
Tuesday, March 31
Sale of the Earm Stock, Implements, Furniture, Etc., at "Fairview Farm." Upper Roa.,
Courtenay, for Mr. George Jefferies
Full Particulars From
Phone 10 Auctioneers Courtenay
Our "Depot Addition"
Lots are the Best Buys in Courtenay Today.   Only
a Few Months before the Railway will be Here
We have  .ots fronting on the Station Grounds.   Also on the  12 Acres
which the C. P. R. have cleared lor Station Buildings
Lots from $300 to $500 Each
To give the Small Investor a. Chance we will sell these Lots on easy
$50 Down and $15 Per Month
The Best Buy in Courtenay Today
Real Estate and Insurance
Give us your order for
Letterheads, Billheads,
Statements, Envelopes,
Wedding, Stationery, Etc.
Bom���On Tuesday, Feb. 17th to
Mr. and Mrs. J. VV. McKenzie, jr.
a son.
The private dance at the K. of P.
Hall will take plate on . rich.y
evening, as usual.
There   will    be   a    children's
matinee at the  Picture show  on
.Saturday afternoon at 3,30, adinis
sion 5 cents.
Mrs.   A.   1).   Crawford   has ie
opened the feci barns with   a   full
stock of feed, and iu a few days
boat  load   of   hay   is  expected   to
A farewell dance will lie tendered
to Mr. and Mrs. Rogers of l lead-
quarters, in the Opera House
Courtenay, on Thursday Feb. 26th.
Everybody welcome.
Mr. Geo, Jefferies' sale, which
will take place about the end of
March, will be of great interest to
everybody in the district, lie has
something fot everybody. This is
one of the largest ranches in llu
District, and Mr, Jcffeiies is leav
ing the District and every thing
will be sold without reseive There
are 5 first-class farm horses, 30
dairy cows, 1 bull, 10 li .iters, 1
young bull, 29 sheep, and some
yi �� ig lambs, 1 boar, 4 brood sows,
'���"riuli'v of young pigs, 3 getse, H
ducks, about 2 .0 chickens, sdso i>
full hue of form implements, all
new and iu first class condition.
A full list will appear in the
paper at a later date.
For Sale���Rubber tired dog cart.
Apply H. W. Heberden, Saudwick.
Little-Pigs for sale. Apply R.
Stewart,   Comox,   li,   C-     Phone
Maternity cases attended at own
home. Apply, Mrs. Marshall,
Saudwick 1'. O.
Harry C. Fvaus, Piano Tuner
now in our DLtrictT ��� phone R 8C,
Elk Hotel, Coinox, V. I.
For Sale���Pure bred S. C. Leghorn eggs for setting, $10 per 100.
H. \V. Heberden, Saudwick.
For fine painting, paperhanglng
and decorating don't fail to see
Doyle & Home, Courteuay.
Edison's latest Phonograph, the
New Amberola X, and the latest records.    Mrs.   Kepner,  Courteuay.
Quiet mare, safe for lady or
children to drive, for s.le or exchange for cow. Apply at Review
For Hire, 5 passenger Hudson
car, Duncan & Birch garage Union
Bay road, Courteuay, for hire tariff.
Phone 38-
For Sale���Cedar posts and poles;
beardless barley and good seed potatoes. T, C. Woods, Saudwick,
Phone R 96,
To Reut���5 roomed house with
basement, hot and cold water,
modern conveniences. Apply J.
R. Johnson.    Courtenay Hotel,
The best value ever offered in a
piano can be had at the Courtenay
Furniture Store. No reasonable
offer refused as we need the room.
Do you want cordwood or  Boles
cut with circular saw?   If so call
up    Grimsley    &     Hodgkinsou
Telephone 36,  or enquire  B.  C.
For Sale��� A good team of general purpose mares, guaranteed
sound. Also a douple set of express
harness, practicaly new. Apply
E. Allen, box 230, Courtenay.
For Sale���Bedroom suites, dining room chairs, school room desks
and chairs, black board etc. Good
selection of school books. Apply
Miss H. C. Biggar, St. Andrews'
School, Sandwick.
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 your
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
Mr. W.  1). Stoker has sold liisr    Dr,    Thompson,    of   Davidson,
house    on   Isabel   street   to    Mr    Saskatchewan, is   visiting his bro-
Witchell, and is building anot] e,: ther-in-law YV. H. Kirkwood.
on his lots adjoining the railway. Remember the concert and dance
I this Friday evening, February 20.
lrotessor Harvey, who gave a j jn the K . of P. hall Comox, iu aid
couple ot excellent concerts here 0f the School Furnishing fund. A
last winter, will give another one Upleudid program has beeu prepared
in the Opera House on Tu.sday, | alld au enjoyable evening will
'-'��� (doubtless  be  spent,   especially at
The masquerade ball at Comox
last week was a decided success.
A goodly number from here attended and reported having had an excellent time.
Miss Hlanchard wishes lo notify
lhe ladies ui the District lhat she
has opened a dressmaking ami
Ladies tailoring shop in the rooms
above Marocchi's bakery. A call
is solicited and satisfaction guaranteed,
A bounty of ��3 50 each is being
paid by the govern.iient for the destruction of h lir seals. The tail
must be brought to tlie fishery inspector, Mr. Mas.'ii, aud have an
affidavit made out ns to where tlie
aiiiiimal was killed iu order
secure the bounty.
the dance which follows
Among the guests at the Rest-
more this week are the following:
W ��� Corkson, Vancouver; r r. Ellis,
Courtenav; G. H. Gower, Victoria;
F. Fletcher, Alberni; T. 8, Russell
Vancouver; 11. A. Hoard, Victoria;
A. C. Stone, Vancouver; A. Peel;
H. S. McCormick, Vancouver;Mr.
Telford, Victcria; A, 11. Weaver,
The Department of Agriculture
are sending: out lecturers to address
the members of the Farmers' Institute iii the Comox District. The
first will take place at Denman Island, on   Wednesday,   March n at
The Masquerade B.dl of the Race
Track Committee will 1 e held on
Thursday March 51I1. All the
costumes must be home nude.
Roy's Orchestra will supply the
music for the occasion. Prizes will
be given in, wall/., two-step, three-
step, also lor costumes, characters,
to'etc. etc. See posters. This event
is going to be the best ever given
in Comox District.
The Courteuay Literary and Debating Society met on Monday, and
discussed Local Option, A large
number turned out. and an enjoyable evening was spent.    On V
7-3�� 1'. "1,
The next one  will  be day  evening   next,   the  'Society'
at the PuuUidge school, Saudwick,
on March 12 at 2 p. m. The next
one will be at Courteuay Agricultural Hall, on Thursday
p. in. Happy Valley
school house, on Friday, March 13
at 2 p. 111. The speaker at Denman
Island will be Mr. W. Robertson,
at the ethers, 1). Morris, will speak
on  dairy  and   feeding,   and   Mr,
entertain the Ladies in the _ of
P. Hall. The entertainment for
that night will be a lecture ou the
March I Catherdals of Kngland with luitern
views by Rev. E, P. Laycock.
The ladies will also contribute to
the program and assist with the
refreshments. It is hoped that a
large number of the Comox ladies
will participate   in   the   hospitals y
Grist  will speak   on killing    and j and make the evening as enjoyable
dressing poultry. [as heretofore.
Some Good T,ots At Tlie Station
The streets through the Station Subdivision are very shortly to be made
these will run from the Cumberland road close to the Is), _ X. Station
down to the Union Bay road close to the mill pond. Good large lots,
50 x 120 feet call he hud at the present time at $250 each, Corner tots
53 x 125 for ��300; These prices will he raised shortly. Terms 1-4 cash
the balance iu 6, 12 a 'd 18 months, interest at " per cent. As tlie
Union Ray road is fust 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 he a considerable amount of traffic in the streets up to the
station aud freight shed from that part of the town. This is a good
opportunity (or 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 liought at anything like the above prices. The plan of the Subdivision can lie seen
lit 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
AU orders recieve prompt attention
Local^ Delivery Telephone 40
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 THE REVIEW. COURTENAY, B.C.
By Mary Roberts Rinchart
it waa arrangod tlmi  iMnn iliould
liiKo Marge, lioni ��� with her for tlie I
Ik AM De_Jeir>
nlghl      I thinighl II a good Idea, The;
VI iy : |g  , ol I'Milli   netting in her hn-
hies and Bitting down beside the ll
Inary lamp iii i nlbroldo' me a nciirf-
lil ii holder would bring Margery hark
to normal again. Kdlth Ib tho lanesl
Woman I know, I lecognUed ii ai tho
dinner tabid whore she hnd the Ilttlo
girt acrois from In r planning her
mourning hats before the dinner was
bait' finished,
Win n wa rose at lasi Marjory look-
��-��� I toward lha tuusl. roo ������ whore tho
(lead mnn lay in State, Bill lOilith
took ber by the arm md flushed her
toward the otalr
flft yonr l._l on lighl away while
.lark calls a cab, eho dlracled. 1
must gel home or Fred will keep the
hoys up until ii o'clock, Un is absolutely without principle,
A Niglit In the Fleming Home
When Margery camo down tlicre
was a little red spot, .irnhig in each
pale cheek, and she ran down ihe
stairs like a noared child. Al the bottom she clutched the newel posl and
looked behind fearfully,
What's the nuiier'.' Edith demanded, glancing uneasily over her shoulder.
Some one has been upstairs, Margery panted, Somebody has been
slaying in the house while we were
At. the doo, of a small room next to
what had been Allan Fleming's bedroom we paused, It was Idled with
feminine knick-knacks and mahogany
lounging'Chall'S. Wherever possible
a pale brocade had bee:, used, on the
rmplre couch. In panels 111 the wall,
covering cushions on tho window neat.
It. was evidently Margery's private
sitting room.
Tho linen cover     Unit,    had    been
'brown over the divan was folded back
and a pillow from   he    window   seat
bore the Imprint of a head.     Margeiy
bad been right.     Some oii;> had used
the room while the house was closed.
Might It not have been your father?
Edith asked when we stood again at
ihe foot of the slair .
I don't think so, Margery said wanly.
I put tbem in a cab ;.nd saw Ihem
start awa;.     Then I .vent back into
ihe house, as I had arranged tn sleep
there and    generally   to   look   alter
things.     Whatever scruples I bad had
aboul taking chargt of Margery Fleming and ber affairs ha"'    faded   with
Wardrop's defect ion and the new mystery of the blue boudoir.
Tbe lower floor of the house was
full of people 'that night, local and
, state politicians, newspaper men and
he usual crowd of the morbidly curiou"
md whatever panoply Ihe death scene
bad lacked, Allan Fleming' was lying
ln state now.
At midnight things grew quiet. I
round Bella In the basement kitchen
with all the light   burning full, and I
stood al the foot ii   tlie otalra while
The itching, burning, suffering and
loss of sleep caused by eczemas,
rashes and irritations of the skin
and scalp arc at once relieved and
permanent skin health restored in
most cases by warm baths with
Cuticura Soap followed by gentle
applications of Cuticura Ointment.
CutlcuraSoap and Ointment are sold thrown!out
Uie world. A liberal sample of each, with :i_ paun
booklet on the rare und treatment of tlie Hklnatid
scaly, sent post-free. Addreaa Potter Drug & C'lietn.
G��_ ,Dept. 12K,Boston,U.S.A.
| she seooled lo hnd 111(0 a seared rab-
j bit,    she was ��� strange oreature, Bella    nol   so Btnpld  as  she looked,  but
sullen, morose���smouldering, aboul expresses It
A guest room hi ihe third story had
been assigned to inc. The telephone
bell rinu; .insl after 1 got inlo bed.
This '    lhe 1'oHt..     Is Mr. Wardrop
Wbo is bills?
This is Joint Khot.
The nllorncy?
.Mr. Knox, are yon willing to
pul. yourself on record thnl Mr. Fleming committed suicide?
I am not going In put Mj'BolI on record at. all.
Tonight's Star Bays Jtitl call it suicide and that yon found blm with 'die
revolver In Ids hand.
The Star lies! 1 retorted, and the
man at the otber end chuckled.
Many thanks, he snld, and rang off.
1 went back lo bed, Irritated lhat 1
bad betrayed myself. Loss of sleep
Tor two nights, hovever, hud told on
inc. In a short time I wns sound
I wakened with dlflloul'ty. The wind
was blowing hard, and a shutter was
banging somewhere below. I looked
down into die well-like space beneath
ine. It was one of those apparently
chance movements lhat, have vital consequences.
Below me on the wall across was a
rectangle of yellow light reflected in
the library window of the Fleming
home. There was some one in the
My first thought was burglars. My
second Llghtfoot. Luckily 1 bad
brought, my revolver wltb me from
Fred's that day, and it was under my
pillow. To get it, put. ..ut tbe light
and open the door quietly to-jk only a
minute. I was in pajamas, barefoot,
as on another almost Bimilar occasion,
but 1 was better armed I ban before.
I ran Into P heap of folding chairs
that bad been left hy the undertaker,
with concealment at an end, I broke
for the door aud threw it open, standing there with my revolver leveled.
We���the man ln the room and I were
both In absolute darkness.
Who is here? I demanded.
Only alienee, except tbat f seemed
to hear rapid breathing.
Speak np or I'll shoot! I said, not
without an ugly feeling that he might
be���even probably was���taking careful aim by my voice, f reached cautiously to tbe left and found the eelc-
tric sv^tcb, but a portiere iu a door-i
way at my right was shaking.
1 leaped for the curtain and dragged it aside, to have a door just close
in my face. When I had jerked it
open 1 found myself in .-. short hall,
and there were footsteps t > my left.
The footsteps seemed only beyond my
reach, and at the ether side of the
room the swinging door into the pantry was swaying when I caught,
I made a misstep in the pantry and
brought up against a blank wall. It
seemed to me I beard the sound of feet
running up steps, and when I found a
door and at last I threw It open
and dashed in.
Tbe next moment tbe solid earth
slipped from under my feet, 1 threw
out my band and it met a cold wall,
smooth as glass. Then I fell, fell an
Incalculable distance and the blackness of the night came over me and
smothered me.
When I came to 1 was lying in
darkness ant! Ibe stillness was absolute. I managed to make oat tbat my
prison was probably tho dumbwaiter
shaft in ie basement kitchen. I
had landed on top of the slide and I
seemed lo be tied In a knot. The
revolver wus under me, and if it had
head, and everywhere, ou chairs, over
I the Boor, heaped in Blacks on ihe tablo
j wero papers.
After searihing the lowc floor and
finding everything securely locked. 1
weni upstairs, convinced ihe Intruder
I was slill in the hous :     I made a sys-
, temntlo search of every room, looking
j into closets and under beds,      I gave
up at last, and going down to the li-
I hrary, made myself as comfortable as
' I could and walled for morning.
1 heard Bella eomin down the
j stairs after 7 some lime; she cam I
slowly, with Ragging footsteps as if
I the slightest sound would semi ber
' scurrying lo the upper regions again.
| A llllle later 1 heard her rait ling the
i range in the hnscinenl kitchen, and I
went upstairs and dressed.
1  was too  tired  fo have a  theory
aboul  lhe night visitor.     I  was Impressed wllh only one thing that the
| enemy  or enemies of the late  Allan
j Flaming evidently carried Ihelr lining-
I oidsin beyond th    grave.
I    I bad my ankle strapped with adhesive thnt morning by my doctor, ami
It gave nie no more trouble.     Hut I
caught him  looking curiously at the
blue brulso on    my forehead    where
! Wardrop bad si ruck me with lhe chair
l and at. iny  nose,  no longer swollen,
iimi mustard yellow at ihe bridge.
Margery and Edith   came   to   Ih
house for about an hour and went back
to Fred's again. A cousin of the (bad
man, an elderly baoheloi named Barker, appeared nud signified his will-
Inguosa lo take charge of the bouse
/ din-lag llnd day. The vory bush id'
his voice and Ids black lie prompted
Edith to remove Margery from hlni
as soon as she could.
(To he Continued.)
M_ CANADIAN  mnde from  our   new
[MA.      .       ^"* iact0|y ��t Windsor, Ontario.
HH?     . -       Try Rern;ngton-UMC Arrow and Nitro
I.  ' Clubs this season.  Their absolute reliability,
has made ihcm the choice of sportsmen all ovc
Canada.    Tho highest priced ammunition ool.
in tho Dominion.  Wc have yet to find the keea
sportsman who balks nt paying tlie price.
Certain details nf manufacture area little more ri. city i. iil.li.-d tn
Kcminaton-UMC. inounulf,   May we tend Vou n booklet rimplr
rtplaininK llieae end other lerliniral point*?   Your name And eu-
clrrti. on e tit latcard will bring it by return mail. f
Remington Arms-Union Metallic. Cartridge Co., Windsor, Ontario
Beware oi' Ointments for Catarrh
that Contain Mercury,
aa mercury will suraly ,i .troy tlie aenae nl .-meli
end eniiiiilelcly ilrian. Ihe wlinl* system (Vltou
ent i-rlnf It lliri-n. tlie tnucotll htiilaiea. Sueh
erllr'_ shimtl never he uieil eteeiit (in preliflp.
lions "roia reiiiKahle physicians, us tha _;n;t. they
will ilu Is ten fold lu the good you tan lK_lhly derive Irom thftnl. Uall'a Cttanh Cure, manufactured
by _ .1. Cheney A Co., 'loleiio, 0., contains no mercury, and le taken Internally, ndln," directly unoo
the blood end mucous lurracee of the -. tem. ID
buying1 Hall's Catarrh cure he mire you get tlie
tannine. It Is taken Internally and made IU ToUxla
Ohio, by P. .!. Cheney ft Co. TwMiiionlala Ires.
Bold fav Drut.'*te. Price. ;r-<. per bottle,
Take Hall's Fsmll" "Ills lor e .��������>'.__.
Still I    Use
Ho.' about that garden hose I loaned
you last summer?
I still have It, old man.
Can't I get It back?
Yes, but not now, 1 bad II all coiled
up and a lurlcoy built a nest and went
to setting i:: it.
As a verm'.eMc there i.i uo preparation that, equals Mother Graves' Worm
Exterminator. It bas saved the lives
of countless children.
His Mistake
She .vas a plump widow, with two
charming daughters. Sbo had been
a 'relict' just a year, and was beginning to wer.r her 'weeds' lightly. All
the same, when the new curate called
upon her Bhe sighed: Ah, I feel the
loss of my poor, dear husband very
much. I never have any appetite for
anything now. The curate was all
sympathy, and in the endeavor to cheer
her by pointing ont wbat a comfort to
her her daughters must be, replied: 1
m quite understand tb:.', but you are
solaced In���
Sir, interrupted Ike indignant lady.
Allow m- to lnfor.i you that I am not
laced in at all.
Slack JffljgMl
Stove Polish
Makes Home Brighter
and Labor Lighter,
A Paste ItheF.F. Dalley (_ _| No Dust
NoWaste I Hamilton, canadaI No Rust
Hocds of the Colle^ea
If you have taken a degree In (It
vinlly at Oxford, you are entitled to
wear a rod hood
Tho speaker was Ethelbert Heed
the Dulul. psychologist, Ho continued:
Wearing a cod hood myself, I lake
a natural Interest In hood slories.
There is one about a man who complained to hi.', bishop that So-and-So,
though not of Oxf.-rd, was wearing a
master's booth
And I cull it. bishop, said the complainant bitterly, wearing a lie on his
Oh, don't use so strong t. word as
that, said the blsbcp. Just call it a
false hood.
A Poser
Mentor���Consider Ibe owl. He's a
bird of wisdom, and be gets bis reputation by beeping nilent.
Stentor���How about the screech owl.
We publ s'.i simple, straight testimonials, not yrc-Ei agents Interviews,
from well-known people.
From all over America they testify
to the merits of    MINARD'S    LINIMENT, the lies: of Household Remedies.
Easy Mark
Madge-���, hear he's very sweet on
Marjorie���_J_h r He's good for
about two pounds of cu'.dy every week.
A  Significant Name
What aro you thinking about, Miss
Of your name, Mr. Huggins.
My name?
Yes. as Shakespeare says, Is there
anything in a name?
He showed her there was.
A Number of Heirlooms
General Putman once slept in tbat
bed. volunteered the landlord.
And sat . i that very chair you are
now sitting in.
And refused to e.t this bam sandwich, I suppose, Interrupted the tourist. Well, 1 i'on". think I want It
Ebany Backed .-bushes
Wben you clean Iho olp-ny bruHhei
on your toilet, table rub petroleum Jelly over the backs bofore you wash the
bristles, na this prevents tbe soda or
ammonia in ibo water from Injuring
the ebony. Tbe jelly should afterward bo removed hy polishing th*
back with a dry cloth.
Entertainment for All
A iirelty girl   can   get   a   lot   at
entertainment out of her mirror, observed an exchange.
True!     So can a  ilaln   girl   w__
minks she Is pretty.
No Deception
Wife���Vou deceived me. When yot
married me you said you had a job ot
the road.
Hub���Will, so I bave; only U'b ��
long tlr.c in arriving.
A Freethinker
Willie���Paw, what is a freethinker?
Paw���An unmarried man   my son.
Maw���You go *o bed, Willie.
The Beauty of a Clea> Skin.���The
condition of tbe liver regulates tht
condition of tho blcod. A disordereS
live/ causes impurities In the bloo_
and these show themselves In blemlsli-
cb on tbe skin. Par .dee's Vegettr
ble Pills la acting upo.i the liver aot
upon the blnod and a (dear, health,
skin will follow Intelligent use of thit
standard medicine. Ladies, who wli
fully appreciate this prime quality _
these pills, can uso 'hero with the certainty that tho effect will be uo .
A Moth'Dispellcr
Turpentii'. is a sure preventive
against, moths. By t'ropplng a trifle
in drawers, t-units an. cupboards it
will endc-r the garments sat: from
injury, i- will i.lso keep ants from
cloBets and morero^ms if a. few drops
are pu': in the corners and upon the
shelves.    It is sure destruction to all
exploded during tlie fall it had done! sorts of vermin and will drive them
I   c   _..  :���.... ��..ll_���a nl r,,,-,-,.
 I mah, :.any tah]c
W. N. U. 983 | room,   wlth   tbo
no damag    ___^_^___
I had fallen feel, first, evidently and
then crumpled np unionsolous, for ono
of my ankles was throbbing. It was
some time before I could stand erect,
and even by reaching I could not
touch the doorway ab ve nie. It
must have taken five minutes for my
confused senses to remember the wire
cable and to tug at it. I waj a heavy
load for the slide, accustomed to nothing weightier than political dinners,
hut with much creaking I got myself
: i last to the door above and stepped
out. still into the darkness, but free.
1 held the revolver, and I lighted
the whole lower floor. But I found
nothing In the dining room or the pantry. Everything was locked and in
good order. A small alcove off the
library cfimc next; it was undisturbed
but a tabouret lay on its side and a
half dozen books had been taken from
a low bookcase and lay heaped on a
chair. In tbe library, however, every
thing was confusion. Desk drawers
stood open, one of the linen shades had
been  pulled  partly  off  its  roller,   a
chair had been drawn up to the long
..........    ,n jne ce;ljer 0[ t|le
electric  dome over-
away from the various articles of turn
Itura. It does not injure either furniture or clothing. Ono tablespoonful
added to a bucket of warm water Is
excellent for cleaning painted woodwork.
The teacher, who was giving the
primary class a nature talk, inquired:
Johnnie, how does a bee sting?
Johnnie, a graduate from the school
of experience, replied with emphasis:
Cut squares of white oilcloth and
put under th. children' plates and
save the tableclc ."-.
A toaspoontul of gossip Will taint a
kettleful of    ure truth.
Try   Murine  Eye   Remedy
If you have Red, Weak, Watery Eyes
or Granulated Eyelids. Doesn't Smart
���Soothes Eye Pain. Druggists Sell
Murine Eye Remedy, Liquid, 25c, SOc.
Murine Eye Salve in Aseptic Tubes,
25c, 50c.    Eye Books Free by Mail.
An ty* TMlo *��** far All Irss tbat Naaal Gars
Hurlae Eye _��m��a,y Co., Chlc��_>J
A woman teacher was explaining
gender to a ..adu of young children
as visitors; entered. Tbey begged her
to continue, as they would bo delighted to hear the children's replies.
Children, she asked, what Is girl,
woman, man':
One little ban was so eager, she
appealed to the owner proudly.
Well, Artie?
Artie rose to the occasion.
Girls  is  feinaleB,  woman's  a
and man's a human bear.
Jones���Has Bwwtt i- running account at the store?
Smith���I think not, for the grocer
says It is sti.l stai ding.
In still air a pigeon can Ily 1200
yards a minute, with a broeze, 1500
yards and with a strong wind 2,000
Cou.-tier and Poet
Louis XIV, havingfshown Bolleaa
somc verses o. his own composition
demanded bis candid opiidon about
She, answered the poet, your majesty wished to write poor lines and yon
did it so weh -l.at you pr ved that
iu thing is impossible to your majefc
You will admit a w_9 m: n sometime:  changes his mind.
Yes, ropll'ec: Senator Sorghum. I_t
also changer: Ids wardrcbi. But 1*
doing so be avoids popular attention,
as much  '. poBtible.
Can any little boy, askc". tho new
teacher, tell me the difference between
a lake and an o: .in?
1 can, replied Edward, whoso wl*
dom bud bee;: learned from experience. Lakes ar- much pleasanter to
swallow  whe? you lr-.l. in.
Though the door of a vault In _
New York bank weighs 40 tonB it is s��
carefully balanced that it can bo opened and closed with a man's finger.
"All is WeU That Ends Well*
Along with dyspepsia comes nervonueu, _eep__i__ and gen- ���
eral ill he alth. Why? Became a disordered atoraach does not permit *V
tha food to ha assimilated and carried to the blood. On the other hand,
tha blood is charged with poisons which coma from thla disordered
digestion. In turn, the nerves are not fed on good, red blood and we
see thosa symptoms of aervoua breakdown. It is not head work that
does it, but poor stomach work. With poor thin blood the body ia not
protected against the attack of germs ef grip���bronchitis--consumption.   Fortify tha body now with
Golden Medical Discovery
an alterative extract from native medicinal plants, prescribed In both liquid
and tablet form br Dr. K. V. Fierce, over 40 yeara ago.
Mora than 40 yean of exparlen _ haa proven its superior worth as an in.
srlaoratinir stomach toalc and blood purifier. It Invigorates and re____
tha stomach, liver and bowels, and through them tha whole system. It can
now also bs had In augar-coated tablet form of most dealers In medicine.
If not, sand 60 cants in one-cant stamps far trial hex to Dr. Pierce's __*!_���
Hotel and Surgical Institute, Buffalo, M.Y.
.The Common Sense Medical Adviser.
is to Rv. Pierce,Bl
> one-cent stamps t
Most people would be
benefited by the occasional us?"**.
Na-Dru-Co Laxatives
Gently, thoroughly, and
without discomfort, they free
the system of the waste
wltirb. poisons the blood and
lowers the vitality. 25c. a
box, nt yonr Druggist's.
National Drug and Chemical Co.
of Canada, Limited.     176
Unconscious Memory
Tho memory of lleepwalkers Is nc-
_!iloiinll\ iniiiliitiiius under Ibe i 1 tlu
���nco of the dominating impulse lhai
_iovoh tbem. There Is an Instance of
�� poor nnd illlteralo basket maker,
who was unjablo to read or write, yet
'n a Blale of sleep  Ile  would preach
���uent sermons', which were attorward
recognised as having formod portions
if discourses ha was accustomed to
bear in the parish church as u ohlld
more than forty years before. Quito
is strange a case of 'unconscious memory1 a referred to by Dr, Mieroromblo.
A grl, i. ven in sleepwalking was In
���.lie habit id' Imitating the violin with
her Him, giving the preliminary tuning and scraping antl llourlnshlng with
the uttnosl lidollty. it puasilod lhe
physician n good deal until be ascertained thai when 11 child si lived In
1 room adjoining n lldrtler who often
performed on his violin in ber hearing,
Mltslcn cf the Russian Fleet
a Russian Heel under command of
Admiral Uesoftsky lay in New York
harbor during the winter of i__--i.
and another was In Sun Francisco harbor  for  tlie  sal is  period.      Tliurlov.
Weed is authority Cor the statement
ibui Farms. 1 In hla presence ai dinner asked l_B0lt_ty why he wns Idll'.'B
the winter away. The Russian answered, I am here under se '.led orders,
to be broken only in a continnenoy
that has not yel occurred.. In geucr-
ul conversation he allowed it lo appear lhat tlu  particular coutlngenoy
was that a foreign power should attack  the  United  States.      The  smile
authority records 11 confirmation of
Ihls mailer hy Prince QortsolmllOft ill
St. Petersburg, who showd ihe t'zar
Alexander's own order,
A Journalist Tells ci The    Advanl.ig
of keepl-g Nervilin    Handy
on tne Shelf
Mlnard's   Liniment   Cures   Garget   In
C ���_,
Magnet to Find a Lost Needle
rimo and again every woman who
lews nt all has dropped her needle,
ind only through diligent search has
she discovered the shining hit of steel
close at hand, A magnet ls very helpful in nulling a lost needle, but few
women provide their sewing basket
with this useful accessor. Some one
���realizing these two things, _��.n put a
thimble on the. market provided with
,1 tiny magnet. The needlo lost, one
ha3 the magnet, at hand. She has
'Only to run the thimble about and
30on will be rewarded by finding the
truant, noodle clinging to the tiny
piece of magnetized steel.
Dread of Astnma makes countless
thousands miserable. Night after
sight tbe attacks return and even
when brief respite is given the mind
Js still iu torment Tram continual anticipation. Dr. ,T. D. Kellogg'.; Asthma
.Remedy changes all this. Kelief
comes and at onee, whilo future attacks arc warded off, leaving the afflicted one in a slate of peace and happiness he once believed be could never
snjoy. Inexpensive and sold almost
The Wor4 'Book'
it Ib generally believed that we owo
to the' Romans the word 'book,' but
mch is not fie case. We get the
word' from our Saxon or Danish ancestors. Long before this wonderful day,
when bundles of ugly looking rags are
turned iuto beautiful white paper, our
worth:' ancestors wrote their accounts
and calendars and histories on wood,
bark anil parchment. In the north
the hoc, or beech, wos the tree generally employed for this purpose as it
grew plentifully and had an excellent
_bro.' Tbey called a bit of writing on
thin wood 'hoc,' and from it came tbe
word 'book.'
The faintly at tlie supper table had
been dlsciiBsli.g a horse frightened by
an automobile Into running nway. All
er Bllontly listening for a while, Hub
Mary finally looked up from her plate,
I don't blame horses, she snld, for
being 'I'ald of automobiles, Von would
too, if yon were n horse.
Why, Mary? asked her father.
Well, snld Mary wnul In 1 yoll hi
Beared If .vou saw a. pair of patltB coin
lug along Hie road without a mail In
Where are you going, my pretty maid'.'
I'm going parading, you    mutt,    she
And what is tlie axe for my pretty
Why,' to bust tlio shop windows, of
course, she said.
Then' I won't delay you, my pretty
You'd better not try to, old boy, she
They Were Long Enough
A Yankee, recing a   Irishman bringing & prize dog to   the   show   yard
thought he would . ave a joke at the
Irishman's exp use,
I say, Paddy, he bega_, do you expect tiiat dog to wil a prize? Look
,lt his legs, man; tltey are far too short
lor the size of his hotly.
Pat���Sure, nil legs reach the
. ound antl that's all he wants.
When a lamp flame begins lo flicker
put ;it out quickly, or there may be ..n
sxplosion. It is the half-filled lamp
lhat generates gas and explodes.
A conceited man ls n-'ver so happy
ts when he is given an opportunity
to place his conceit on exhibition.
Sad Blood
ii the direct and inevitable result of
irregular or constipated bowels and
clogged-up kidneys and skin. The
mndigested food and other waste mat-
teriwhich is allowed to accumulate
poisons the blood and the whole
nystem. Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills
act directly on the bowels, ngulating
them���on the kidneys, giving them
__e and strength to properly filter the
Wood���and on the skin, opening up
the pores. For pure blood and good
health take
Dr. Morse's   "
Indian Root Pills
W..N. U. 983
And There is Nothing Better Than Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills for Toning up
the Blood
11. Is said that woman's work is never done, and It, Is a fact that whether
lu society or In the home ber life Is
filled with mere cares and more worries than falls to th lot .' man. For
this reason women are compelled regretfully to watch the growing pallor
of their checks, the coming of wrinkles
and the thinness that becomes mor
distressing every day. Every woman
knows that 111 health and worry is a
fatal enemy to beauty, and that good
health gives the plainest face an enduring attractiveness,
What women fall to realize Is the
fact that if the blood supply is kept
rich and pure, the day of the coming
of wrinkles, and pallor, dull eyes and
sharp headaches is Immeasurably postponed. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills arc
literally worth their weight in gold io
growing girls and women of mature
years. They fill the veins wlt.li the
rich, red blood that brings brightness
to the eye, tbe glow of health to sallow cheeks, and charms away the headaches and backache that render the
lives of so manj_ women constantly
Mrs. William .Tones, ('row Lake,
Ont., snys: "I feci that Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills saved my life, I wa3 so
badly run down that I could hardly
drag myBelf around. I was so bloodless that I was as pale as a sheet,
and you could almost see through my
bands. In fact the doctor told me my
blood had all turned to water. I was
taking medicine constantly, but without benefit. My mother had so much
faith In Dr. Williams' Pink Pills that
she bought nr two boxes und urgel
mo to take them. How thankful I um
that I followed her advice. Before
these were gone I began to feel better,
and I continued usini. the Pills until I
had taken live mote boxes when I
was again enjoying the blessing ot perfect health, with a good color in my
face, a good appetite, and 1 feel sure a
new lease of life. I will always, you
may he sure, be a warm friend of Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills."
If you are weak or ailing begin to
cure yourself to-day with the rich red
blood Dr. Williams' Pink Pills actually make. If you do not find the Pills
at your dealer's send 50 cents for a
box or $2.50 for six boxes to the Dr.
Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville,
Onl., and thoy will be sent you by mail,
prst paid.
Dirigible Balloons
The dirigible balloon is by no means
a modern invention, as many people
seem to think. As a mutter of fact,
as long ago as 1(8-1 General Meusnier
proposed the construction of an elongated balloon which might he propelled
through the air. Experiments were
made with it by two brothers named
Robert, who made several ascents and
attained a speed ot threo miles an
hour, though bo method of propulsion
was only aerial cars worked by band.
Nothing further was attempted until
1.852, when Henri GIffar'. built dirigibles which, bi means of a light steam
engine, he propelled at nearly seven
Titles an hour, and since then various
experiments have been made which
ultimately ended in the wonderful triumph of Zeppelin.
Mr. Evans entered a Nc-, York restaurant and saw a friend seated at
one of the tables.
Hello, Loveall, he said, how are
Oh, pretty well, replied Loveall.
What are you doing now'.' Inquired
Well, when I camo in here, said
Lovell, about two hours ago I was not
in business, but I've changed since
then.    I am a waiter now.
Fifty years ago Nerviline wns used
from coast to coast and. In thousands
nf houses this trusty liui.nenl served
the entire family, cured nil ihelr minor
I ills uud kepi lhe doctor's bill small.
To-day Nervilin silll holds Ural rank
I iu Canada among pain-relieving remedies- scarcely a home you enn find thai
doesn't use it,
From I'uri Hone, (im.. Mr, \V, T.
(irccnuwiiy, of the Guide nowspaper
sniff, writes: "For twenty years we
havo used Norvlllne in our home, and
nol for ilie world would We be without it. As a remedy for all pain, earache, loolhaehe, Ol'aiUpB, heathiclie,
anil disordered stomach I know of no
preparation so useful uud nuloli to relievo as Nerviline."
Lot every mother give Nervlllno a
trial; It's good for children, good for
old folks���you can rub li on us n liniment or take it Internally,
Wherever Ihoi't Is pain, Nerviline
win cure it. iieivse anything but
Nerviline, Largo family bullies, iinc.;
trial size, 25c, nl  all dealers, or The
Catarrhozone Co., Buffalo, ny.. and
Kingston, out.
To Repair and Freshen Gloves
A neal and durable method of inenil
lug gloves Is lo buttonhole around the
edges of the tear or hole In the glove
before drawing the sldeu of the worn
place together. The mending stiich-
ob will not then be so likely to tear
out, says the Philadelphia North American.
When cleaning white kid gloves, put
one rf the gloves upon the hand (the
other hand must ho left free to do
the work) and Immerse iu a basin of
gasoline. Wet a small soft brush
with the liquid nud rub upo- it a good
white soap. Scrub the glove gently
with the soap and gasoline, rinse lu
clean gasoline and hang in the shade
t dry. Fix the ether glove In the
samt; manner, lie sure lo keep away
from lire or light. The rinsing gasoline may be returned to .1 separate
bottle for future us tn washing, bul
not rinsing, gloves. Tht, soapy gnso-
11: is. of course, thrown away, Gently pull and stretch the gbvos, after
they are dry, before attempting lo put
them on the hands.
Pain  Flees    Bef.-rre    It.���There li
moro virtue in a bottle ot Dr. Thomas' Eolectrlc oil as a Bubduor or pain
than in gallons of other medicine. Tho
public know tills and there are few
households through! ut the country
where It cannot, be found. Thirty
years of use has familiarized the people with it. and made it a household
medicine throughout the western
Caus. {ind Effect
It must be great Ij be a man I One
dress suit lasts you for years and
years, and a woman must have a new
gown for every party.
That's why ono dress suit lasts a
man l'or years and years.
Bell Soda in tt
When the Inside _ a silver teapot
starts to tarnish, the following Idea is
very good to make it. look like new,
according to the Chicago Journal. Put
a lai ge piece of washing soda into the
teapot and lill with boiling water.
Then boil for one hour over a spirit
lamp and you will find it become as
bright Inside as out, and tbe soda will
not Injure the silver in any way.
If white potatoes are inclined to turn
black with cooking try , .".ding a few
drops of vinegar in tbe water.
Putting a coat ot varnish on the
linoleum yearly will make it last for
years and look bright and new.
New Year!
Are you  acquainted with
the sweet, toasty flavor of
���crisp krinkles of choice
Indian Corn----toasted to a
delicate golden brown-ready
to eat direct from package)
Wholesome,     convenient
and   immensely appetizing.
Ask   the   grocer-man
Canadian Postum Cereal Company,
Ltd., Windsor, Ont.
1 Mnnv  Uselest  G.-tmcntr.
1    Fortunately clt*  fiats havo nol ihe
1 storage  rtioiii   which  old  homes  were
1 weni in have      And yel  Low many
, 1)0X06   and   unused   trunks  and   UpP0(
shelves there are In cloacl   thai ar_
1 filled  wiih useless   clothing,   warm
'coals Hun might  be keeping less las-
|lidlons  shoulders,   waim,    good,     well
made dresses that  would warm the
(hear!  as well as the body of some
less fortunate girl I ban Hi   one who
i bought tli(111 ami bas laid Ihem aside
for :i possible repairing some day. llow
' many i_rm��uls have you stored away'
' which!) might he used?
The question Ot disposing or out nf
date gaiineilli isn'i so inch whether
or not you can passibly use thorn somi ���'
I lime iis whether you need that partlo-1
ular bll of apparel 11 whether you oan.1
gel along wlttioul It. Haven't you',
laid a gown away v. lib the best Intentions of getting it It and remodelling
it and ihen found it carefully wrapped
up, absolutely useless in you, al your
next session of house cleaning? 1
Wouldn't ll  have been much better
to have decided .ihoui tho gown Immediately, nud If Us remodollng promised lo Incur more   tlmo   and    labor
I hmi you felt you could give ii would;
nol  It have been far inon   sensible Iol
have given It to some one who could
use     and to whom   It   would   hai s:
meant something'.1
Don'l he a dog in the manger aboul
your possessions,     Sha e Ihe blessing
that you have, even If Ihey are .inlyj
the blessings of a few shelves 0| ""s-l
carded clothing. i
A Typhoon In Japan
.My room on Ihe second floor r
ed and swayed, and 11, seemed
though the building could not hold to
gether, After awhile 1 grew accustomed to tho motion nnd tho noise -if
breaking glass ami dropped oft to
sleep, but ������ terrific crash right by my
ear brought, me up wllh a start. The
sheet iron shutters of my windows j
had finally succumbed to the fury of
the gale and although fully eight inches outside of the ;,lass, had bent In 1
until the windows, sasli and all, lay j
shallered on the IJoor. A drenching
torrent, whirled in through the crack
between the resisting shutters, seized
a screen and hurled it (dear across
the room on lo my bed and then seized the bed and bounced il savagely
up and down. Then pari or the roof
took leave and slid past my window
with the nerve racking chiller of coal
pouring Into an empty steel bin.
By dawn tbe typhoon was satisfied
with what it had done and moved on
out to sea. I retrieved my saturated clothes and went, downstairs.
It is a pathetic mistake 1&
to accept drugs or alco- ,'��',^r
holic mixtures when nature
craves nourishment to repair
the wasted body and restore
the vigor of health.
For forty years tlie best physicians liave relied on the wholesome; predigrsted nourishment
in Scat. sEmaUinwhichis totally
free from alcohol or opiates.
Scott's Emulsion sharpens
the appetite���renews blood-
nourishes nerves���strengthens
bones and restores the courage
of health to make life bright.
Scott's Essuliifln sets in action
the very farces __t proaute heallk;
it is pare, rick strength. 1. .9
A Tall  Story
The long legged, -t man we know
is our friend II. Blngha Palmer. He
can take steps above five feet long.
In spite of which he is devoted to
l;o.'se hack riding.
Recently he came into the office to
chat, awhile, and ���e noticed that he
Corn? was asked sympathetically
Nope��� accident, be answered, _,
answers one who ('.. esn'l care to talk
about, something, That aroused our
curiosity, and we couldn't help showing It, probably, for be sighed and confessed :
I was riding througb the park Monday, and I was Just, riding along and
riding along and not thinking of anything lu particular, and my foot, sll..
ped out of the Jtlrrup.
Well, the darn horse stepped on It.!
Minard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria
Labor Saving Postmen
One ot tho sights to be remembered in Portugal, said the Itev. II. 0.
Kenton, lecturing at tlie Hoyal Photographic society, was that of the postman delivering Ills letters among the
congregation at church on Sunday.
thereby saving himself many a weary
The Word Improve
Improve at first meant to rebuke, to
condemn or disapprove. In the
French it means precisely the opposite of the English word. Milton
uses it In the sense ot increase. Only
in the course of age did it take on the
present signification of bettering.
Very  True.
Do not talk about yourself in company.   It can he done so much more
satisfactorily afler you have left.
A H.'Sdless Husband
They say that marriage Is a community of Interests, but my husband
has no consideration for me. Yesterday he lugged a total stranger home
for dinner. Not a word of warning.
Is that any way to treat a wife?
Ob, that wasn't so reprehensible.
You could easily rustle up something
for dinner.
But there wasn't a thing in the
house. I had lost the market money
ai bridge.
Answers for ihe Anxious
It ls not always justifiable or even
necessary to He when shown your
friend's new baby. If It Is as ugly as
sin tell bim that it 'ooks exactly like
Its father.
Young Husband���Never use Hint old
gag about having a cup with a sick
friend. There isn't even a young
bride ti.at will believe it since the
vaudevillo artists have used It so
Lovelorn���Try a box of chocolates.
If that won't stop the grouch there Is
no hope.
quiclcly  Rtopa   cmisll-
_���: throat and lunt;^.
cures  col_, and.  heal*
10  _._.
A Merciful Farmer
A young lady from the City was .0-
Ing one summer to make her Brat visit
to a cousin In the country. Ar. tha
station she was met by the cousin, and
after a half hour's drive be told her
they were approaching his farm.
In one of tlie broad field- that met
the young lady's attentive eye stood a
windmill, and gathered around it.
somo standing and somo reclining,
were several hogs.
Well, that bent anything I ever
heard of! exclaimed the fair ono. I
didn't, know that you farmer.; were s/
What does? queried the farmer.
That over yonder, replied the city
girl, pointing a pretty linger. Just
think of having a tan out in the field
to keep those hogs ccol.
Chop leftovers of steak, roasts or
stews very fine; then grease a deep
pie dish; put a Iwor of co'. 1 mashed
potatoes lu th bottom, then a layer of
meat, then a layer of bread crumbs:
sprinkle with salt and pepper; put
here and there a few pieces of butter;
moisten With half a cup of beef gravy,
then anotiur laye. of -otatoes. Pake
in a moderate over for b If an hour
and you ha.i a palatable luncheon
It isn't necessary for a man to have
money to burn in order to keep tbe
pot. boiling.
Women are nol allowed to practice
law in England but they keep the men
busy at it.
'By Ha-D_-Go Dyspepsia Tib!:_
No Waste
The minister's wife was busily engaged ono afternoon on mending the
family c'.othes whet a neighbor called
for a friendly chat.    Afte.- a few moments of news and gossip the caller
remarked .is she began to inspect a
basket of miscellaneous buttons: You
seem to be  unusually  well  supplied \
with buttons of all kino**.    Why, there 1
is one like my husband bad on his last 1
winter's suit.     Indeed, said the mlii-j
ister's wife with a slight smile. Well,
all these buttons were found in the |
contribution box, and I ���bought I might,
as well make some use of them.   What
���must you go?   Well, goodbye. Come
again soon.
Gabe���Smith is ar. unsociable cuss.1
isn't he? Steve���Should say so. Why;
that guy wouldn't even talk In his1
We nre continually hearing front*
grateful people who bave hicT experiences like that of Miss Alice E. Cooper,'
of Niagara Palls, Ont., who writes:
"I wish to express my gratitude t*
you for the benefit I received from your
most Wonderful Dyspepsia Tablets.
Having taken other medicines without
having received the slightest relief, I
heard of your Na-Dru-Co Dyspepsia
Tablets and thought I would give them
a trial. I have been completely cured
of dyspepsia. I will he only too pleased
to advise any one troubled with dyspepsia
to give tbem a fair trial."
Na-Dru-Co Dyspepsia Tablets not only
give the Immediate rcliet from heartburn, flatulence, acidity of the stomach
ind biliousiiess.whichissoiriuch needed,
but if taken regularly for a few days or
weeks they completely cure the most
aggravated cases of stomach trouble.
When for 50c. you can get a box from
your druggist, why go ou suffering!*
National Drug and Chemical Co. ol
Canada, Limited, Montreal. 14. ai!
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Incorporated 1869
Ctipital Paid Up fl.1,560,000 Reserve and Undivided Profits $13,000,000
Payable iu all parts of the world
Special attention given to Savings Department and Transactions of Ordinary Banking Business by mail
And Comox Valley Advocate
The Courtenay Review LAZO
General Store
A  Weekly Newspaper,  Published  at
Courlenay, It. C.
N. II. lloniiN, Editor and Proprietor
Subscription ��1 Ml per Year in Advance
Mr. II. S- Clements, themember
for Comox Atliu lias introduced u
measure in the Federal House
which is not \vitli��ut interest
to local loggers and lumberman.
The hill is intended to further safe-
gliaid shipping in coastal waters
by making provision for the salvage
of logs lost from broken booms.
As the law stands there is no obligation on the owners of booms, to
pick up the lo.,s from a broken
boom, and derelict timbers constitute a menace lo navigation. This
luw bill is designed to remedy this
condition     of    things.
Happy Valley
Tlie monthly concert given by
the Minto V. 1'. S. Rev S. S.
Webster, Pastor, on Fell. 12th was
attended by a large gathering,
that filled to overflowing the Minto
school. Part r of the program was
executed by the "Happy Valley
Minstrels," whose Plantation
melodies and mirth provoking
jokes T.-ere a decided bit. Your
reporter, not being a disciple of
Sherlock Holmes, was unable to
penetrate the deep disguise which
enshrouded these Ethiopiau Gentlemen, but lie has been credibly informed thev were all native Min-
touians. Part n of the program
was as follows: Monologue, "Before and Alter," Squire Williamson;
Cornet Solo, Fred Court Jr.; Song,
Mrs. Walker; Song, Fred Court Sr;
Sketch, Mr. Webster, Burnet
Williamson, Mrs. Webber, Grace
Honvood, and Christine Miller;
Song, Miss Elsie Horwood; Reading, Mr. P. M. Grant; Song, Ina
Carter; Song, Mr. H. M. Whittaker; Song, Mr. Wm. Wain.
For Choice
Family Groceries
Boots and Shoes
Dry Goods
One   Price   to
lv C. Barker caught a devil fish
J while spearing for skate in the bay
on Tuesday, After a sanguinary
| battle the monster was subdued.   It
measures 15 ft. from tip tot ip of
.the  longest feelers.
Poultry Notes
Be sure and hnve a hopper containing grit, charcoal and oyster t
shells hanging on the wall of the
chicken house." Grit helps tlie
chicken digest its food, charcoal
keeps its bowels in good order by
absorbing gases, and oyster shell
makes egg shell.
Fresli waler is best for chickens,
dispite lhe fact that they will drink
dirty water even though you have
provided the fresh. If possible
keep them away from dirty water;
it will spread disease.
Don't let your supply of insect
powder run short. Use it regularly
and liberally.
Men's Department
Men's Raincoats
Mnde iu a double texture in   the usual
(awn shade, lull length ami good fitting,
Regular price   |25. 19,  17.30  aud   I.i.
Now $1. .no and 10..0
Men's Overcoats
Duly two dozen of these left. The assortment comprises Scotch anil Ungllsli
tweeds iu greys und browns .1th diognal
stripe, well lined and finished throughout. Regular price WO.00 17..in and 15,
; Now *l. . IJ. and 8,
Clothing Values
i A special line in ilie Sovereign brand
we have reduced in price, These comprised  twenty g I serviceable  tweed
suits iii grey and tlitrk mixtures, medium
weight.    These   clothes  will  wear  and
retain tlieir dressy appearance,   To clear
at _._(_, 15, IJ, uiul 8.
Sweater Coats
The balance ol  our inens, womeiis ami
c'lilds sweaters and sweater coats at reduced prices,   'take advantage of these
Flannelette Pyjamas
In the best   quality iind  well  made  lu
striped patterns.    Prices $1. to 1.25
Men's Sox
Heather mixture sox iu greys and browns
worth 35c pair.    Now I pairs ��1.C_
Men's Shirts
Twelve dozen of these of various kinds
for business and outing wear. .Some with
collars to match others with plain neck
bands and laundered cull's. A bin range
of patterns, to go at 9,5c each
Heavy All Wool Shirts
(If   splendid   quality and well made, 111
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 lelt hats and
twe.'d caps in the seasons leading shapes
and shades. A splendid selection ill every
size and all at reduced prices
Men's Night Shirts
Pull  size flannelette night shirts well
made   and   in    neat    striped   patterns,
-for si.OU eacli
Tweed Trousers
Good stiong tweed trousers in all weights
and patterns, made with two side and
two hip pockets. Well shaped and
strongly sewn .ill all seams. l-'roni
$2.00 to 14.00
Corduroy Pants
We arc olTering extra good value in this
line, they come in a light and dark lawn
corduroy, with 2 incli culT, side strap
and belt loops, with two side, two hip
pockets and a watch pocket
No. 8 Mine Townsite
The Next   Nearest   and  Best   Situated   Property
to the Mines
Lr'oacf fo Cour/r?ey _="/SjWi/es
It is the White Man's City.    We do not sell'to Asiatics
1-4 to 1-2 Acre I_ts, 60 and SO foot Frontage by 120 Deep,     Price 5150
to $225 par _ot, on easy terms
Apply, A. Pailthorpe, "The Store" Berwick, or Harry Idiens
British Columbia Investments/Ltd.
Telephone 36 COURTENAY
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 l,a Grace corsets
The latest designs in Swiss embroideries,
allovers,  flouncing and edging with insertions to match at popular prices
House Furnishings
Our spring stock of house furnishings is
now complete, comprlsingl-Art muslins,
Scrims, plain and fancy etoniines, art
sateens, cretons, tapestry, wrep anil
velour couch coverings. Brussels and
tapestry carpet squares in lloral and
oriental designs in all sizes at moderate
Tapestry and wrep curtains in combination and self colours  of red and green,
Nottingham lace and  Swiss muslin curtains iu white, cream and ecru
Special novelty designs in lace aud muslin curtains in Bungalow lengths
Tweed Coats
In order to clear the balance of our fall
antl 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 81. per garment.
32   inch   striped   flaimelete at 10   yards
for M.00
A choice collection of wrapperctte, blouse
and kinioua flannelette at 7 yards for 1.
Your   choice    of   3110   curtain   ends   at
25c each
f N 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
AU these coats are made up in the latest styles
Phone 24
The  Comer  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
"Xeleplnorie   4
Parkin Bros.
SEALED T_ND..RS, superscribed
"Tender for Lock-up and Married Constable's Quarters at Powell River," will
be received by the Honourable the Minister of Public Works up to noon of Friday, the 20th day of February, 1914, for
the erection and completion of a lock-up
and married constable's quarters at
Powell River, in the Comox Electoral
Plans, specifications, contract, and
forms of tender may be seen on and after
the 2nd day of February, 1914, at the
office of the Provincial Constable at
Powell River; Mr. T. Baird, Government
Agent, Cumberland; Mr. J. Mabony,
Government Agent, Vancouver; or the
Department of Works, Victoria.
intending tenderers can obtain one
copy of plans and specifications for the
sum of ten dollars (ifO) hy applying to
the undersigned, which sum will be refunded on their return in e;ood order.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certificate
of deposit on t chartered hank of Canada,
made payable to the Honourable the
Minister of Public Works, for a sum
equal to lu per cent, of tender, which
shall be forfeiled il tlie party tendering
decline to enter into contract when called upon to do s >, or if he fail to complete the work contracted for. The
cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenders will lie returned to
them upon the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not lie considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer,
and enclosed in the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Deputy Minister and Public Works
Engineer, Department of Public Works.
Victoria, B. C. January 31st, 1914.    f5
First-Class Plumbing
Hot Water and Steamfittitig
Jackson & Whittle
Phone 9
Barrister   and  Soliciror,   Notary  Public
P. O. Bax 209
Phone 24
& Hand
Gasoline Engines Repaired _ Overhauled
According to the New York experimental Station, the cost of food
per chick, to weigh one pound, on
ground grain, is three cents; on
whole grain, three and seven-tenths
Soak stale bread in sweet skim
milk, press out the milk as completely as possible, aud feed the
chicks. Also keep a coarse sand
before them; without it the chicks
cannot grind their food,
Health Factor
Aitken's Bread raised the standard procurable 50 per cent,
and dietetically is
the best investment
in   Comox   District
Scotch Shortbread a specialty
Courtenay Bakery    I
Opposite new Presbyterian C i t -: i 1
New Courtenay post cards, finest
selection by first class photographer
at Peacey Drug Store. THE COURTENAY REVIEW
II**-).     __..�����__.       n     1    at-KaV-Jt
A Few of our Red Letter Days
Commencing on
Until the End of the flonth
Just to show appreciation to our many patrons, we are offering for cash the whole of our
stock  of Dry Goods, Shoes, Hardware and Crockery at a great reduction
20 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR.   Our large stock of Groceries at
Come Early and Get Your Summer Shoes and Save Dissapointment
We have no old stock
this is all good and new
We have just received a big bill of Shoes,
men's, women's and children's, good stock
Our Spring Shoes are in, on
sale at the same discount
Below are a Few of Our Special Lines which are Net Cash, no discount:
Flour, Robin Hood, Royal Standard,  Five
Roses, Snowflake Pastry, 491b. saok $1.75
Sugar $1.15, 201b. sack, $5,75 for 1001b. sack
$2.95 for 501b. sack
Lard, 3 lbs. for 50c, *5 lbs. for 75c
Butter, New Zealand, 35c lb., Comox Creamery, 2 lbs. for 75 c
Oranges, 4 dozen 90c, 25c dozen
Cocoa, Fry's and Cowan's,  1-2 lb.  tin 25c
Morning Glory coffee, 35c 1 lb. cans
Canned  Fruit, large  cans apricot,   peaches,
pears, 20c can, usual 30c.
Sardines, (Brunswick) 5 c tin
Coledyke Baking Powder, 10c for 12 oz, can
Royalite Coal Oil $3.00 per case
Gasoline $3.75 per case
Mens thick working shirts $1.25 reg. $1.75
Wool underwear 75c a garment reg. $1.25
Boys fleece lined shirts 60c  reg. 75c
Gents ties, knitted, 25c reg. 50c
A few of last summers dress shirts 5()c each
Mens, Womens and bovs gum boots at cost
also rubber and oilskin rain coats at cost
We have about 25() pairs of mens, womens
and childrens shoes, come and take your
pick 25c a pair
A��e have just received a car load of feed
which we are selling about cost
Shorts $1.50,100 lbs.'   Bran $1.45,100 lbs.
Wheat $1.80,   "      Whole Oats $1.60,    "
Crushed Oats $1.35, 80 lbs, Hay, $16 ton
on ranch
These prices until end of February : Don't forget the place
If You get it at PLIMLEY'S It's All Right
Big Fall
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During stocktaking we have  found that we have quite a number of
second hand, simp soiled and "returned from hire" machines
mid are holding an end ol  season clearance at big
reductions,   I. k>U Into this.
Thos. Plimley
739 Yates St. Victoria, B. C.
Ladies' and Gents'
Fine Tailoring
Having   secured   the   services ot  one of
t.ie best J., dies' Garment Makers in
li.itish Columbia
I can now guarantee  perfect wor'i in
tlmt line
K. of P. Hall Courtenay
C.  W.   Shannon
Estimates Furnished Free of Charge
Shannon Block,     Courtenay
Cokely & Ferris
Dominion and  B. C.
Land Surveyors -
Sub-division Work
a Specialty
Courtenay  -  B. C.
Cumberland Hotel
Good Accomodation       Cusine Uxcellen
Wm. Merryfield
ress and
Stage meets all Boats
Telephone  29
Day or Night
Oscar W. Davis
Willard's Harness Emporium
Fine Showing of  Horse  Blankets,    .up
Rugs, Gloves, Trunks, Suit Cases, Etc.
Harness Repaired Neatly
Cumberland and Courtenay
R.  N.  Fitzgerald
Contractor and Builder
in the Comox Valley
(by on old-timer)
Here are some personal notices
of Pioneers and Old -timers beginning with the
Adam McKelvie, for forty years
a prosperous fanner, later well
known around Courtenay, as an
inveterate lisliennan.
James Clark, pioneer owner of the
Yass ranch, whose dwelling was
partly a dugout on the bluff where
the V'ass farm house now stands,
and whose only table implements
were a big spoon and a butcher
John Wilson, a farmer with a
trader's instinct, who sold 350 acres
of the best land in the Valley, and
became itinerant trader on the
steamers between Comox and
Victoria, a step which he professed
always to regret. It should be
noted in connection with Wilson
that through him the two prominent residents Mr. Joseph McPhee
and Mr, Alex. Urquhart fust appeared iii Comox, the former as
associate ill wharf and bridge eon-
tracts and the latter as farm manager.
John Fitzgerald, the Irishman
who owned all the land between
Grieve and Clarke on tlie Upper
Road. His son Joe,the well known
hunter and cruiser, born in Australia of a Scotch mother, has
always been a little dubious about
his nationality.
The late William Duncan, a
martyr to dyspepsia, and in chronic
trouble with his neighbours,
Charles Green, also dyspeptic
and cranky.
Patrick Murphy, original owner
of the A. B. Crawford ranch, wdio
later bought the land now occupied
by the Messrs. Carthew, the
Romish church, the new Comox
School and all the houses in its
neighbourhood. He was a cheerful soul, and a devoted disciple of
the "owld" church.
James Robb, a man of masterful
character, who, with his son, the
present Mr. Robb of Comox, and
with little aid from explosives,
tackled the Bay farm in its primitive state of heavy timber aud
stone. The farms of the other
pioneers were mostly open, fern-
covered land.
(to be concluded)
Plans   and   Estimates Furnished,
First   Class   Workmanship and
Materials Guaranteed
Established Resident of Courtenay
bT. t. grieves
Builder & Contractor
Bungalow Specialist
Plans and Estimates Free
[.... Box 124      Courtenay
Comox, B, C.
Best Meals North of Naniamo
Choicest Liquors and Cigars
C. A. Martin,   Pro]).
Palaee Livepy
& Feed Stable
Herses and Buggies for Hire at
Reasonable Hates
We also attend to wood hauling
Pho_2 e5
The Courtenay Hotel
livery Convenience for Guests
The Central Hotel for Sportsmen
None but the B ...  WINES an
LIQUORS at the Bar
Sutton & Kirkwood
Undertakers and
1   Phone 27
Buggies and Express Wagons
All Rigs Guaranteed and Sold ut the Lowest Possible Price
Blacksmith and Carriage Builder
General Blacksmiths
Agents for a full Hue of Farm Implements All Work Guaranteed
Next to Livery Stable Comox, B. C.
Call and see Mrs. Kepner, Isabel I
Street, for drygoods aud fancy |
Mar supplied with the linest brands of
.iqnors und Cigars
JOS. WA.K.R       -       -       Proprietor
Notice is hereby Riven that all the
goods and chattels belonging to George
Winger,- on the late Thos. Lever's farm,
have been seized and taken off the premises by the holder of the chattel
Loi.'isb Winger.
All my effects have not been removed
from the Thos, Lever Kstate.
Signed, Geo, p. Winger
Letter to the Editor
Editor Courteuay Review.
Dear Sir:���Iu your last publication, I
noticed an article, that would infer that
the writer would buoy up the liquor
business, as something to boast of in Ii.
B., but I have something that looks of
far more importance to me than a liquor
I can perfectly agree with the writer of
the letter "Prohibition" in your paper
two weeks ago. I have not the statistics of
B. C. but have some statistics ou the
State of "Kansas" 0. S. A., which I
think is of good importance to tlie laboring class, and the public at large, and a
worthy example for all to follow.
This is the result of "Prohibition"
during its .cent drought in that State.
Its governor declared that it was well
able to cope with the situation, with
more than 5200,000,000 ou deposit in the
State, nnd National Banks.
He ulso says, "we could weather a
worse storm without hardship." As a
mutter of fact, "Kansas" which last
year produced $25,000,000 worth of farm
produce. It can better afford such a
roasting than any State in tlie Union, for
her per cupula, wealth is larger than
any other Stall-, for her people are not
constantly paying out large sums of
money for the care, and keeping of
criminals, paupers, insane, und feebleminded,
In 87 of her 105 counties there no in-
sune. ln 54 of this number there ure no
feebleminded, In 96 there are no
inebriates, and iu the other 9 they are
scarce, Thirty-eight county poor-
bouses are empty, and most of these
have been so for tbe best partof a decade,
Tlie pauper population of the State falls
a little short of six hundred, this is oue
pauper for every 3,000 of .men muking a
living, and a good one. Usually when
men use their earnings for "bread"
instead of "drink," there is no want.
The Governor states, "not long ago, the
jails in 53 countries were empty, and 65
counties were on the roll, as having no
prisoners, serving sentence in the penitentiary. Some counties have not
called a jury to try a criminal case in ten
years. I could go on giving statistics in
favour of "Prohibition," and from
personal exDenen e, but I hope this
will suffice as I may be encroaching on
your space,
Mr. Kdiror, I hope that ull who reuds
this may lie benefited.
T. W. II. Pearse
Cumberland, Feb. 11th 1914.
Book Your Orders Now
l'or Settings of
White Orpington Eggs
I .om birds uirectly importen, bred irom
M. Lindner's celebrated strain
Settings (13 eggs) ready Mar. 1--May 10
Pen No, 1,. $2.50 per setting
Pen No. 2, 81.50 per setting
Grantham       SANDWICK, B. C.
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.
Candies, Cakes, Soft
Drinks and hunches
Feed and Livery
Heavy Teaming Promptly At- J
tended to
R. MacQUI_LAN, Prop.
Phone 7
Union St. Courtenay
If you buy a camera
buy a good one
We are sole agents
for Eastman Kodaks,
Brownie Cameras,
Films, Papers and
Courtenay Drug Store
lose at 1 p. tn ou Thursdays
Cleaning, Pressing, Repairing and
Shoe Shining done by
John Shelbun
In North and South, in East
and West,
Aston's HandmadeShoes will
stand the Test.
J.  E-  AS TO JN
Potters Pool Room
J. POTTER, Proprietor
Comox, B. C.
First-class   Accommodation.   Best
Quality Wines Liquors and Cigars
R.  McCuish, Prop.
We have now on display the finest assortment of Rifles and
Shotguns in the Comox Valley,  including all of the best and
popular makes, aud at the lowest prices*  Come ln and inspect
our stock
Single Barrell Shotguns from $7.50 up
Double Barrell Shotguns from $14.00 up
Marlin; Stevens, Savage and Winchester Rifles.   Cartridges
in all the popular calibers
COURTENAY     -     and     -      CUMBERLAND 3S
SIR EDMUND WALKER. C.V.O, L1..D.. D.C.L.. President
General Manag-r Asalstant 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
same careful attention as is given to all other departments of the
Bank's business.   Money may be deposited or withdrawn in this
way as satisfactorily as by a personal visit to the P ._.        84
W. S. LONGHURST, Acting Manager, Courtenay and Comox Brtnc.es
Comox branch open on Tuesday, from 10 to 3
Comox Co-Operative Society
Dialers in all k'nds of Meats,
Butter, Eggs ami Farmer's
Produce, Coo.tcl Meats a
Specialty, We tell only the
best. Prices nre always kw
and satisfacto v. We pay
best prices for produce
Phone No. 2
Denman Island
Born���On January i-l'h, tp Mr.
and Mrs. T. 1 icket, n daughter.
Bom ���On February 4th, to Mr.
and Mrs. J, Wood, a daughter.
A sl-ighl .ad of young people
spent a most enjoyable evening I; st
week as the gtksta of Mr. and Mrs.
Dalziel. who ma ;e a charming host
and hostess. This i.s the second
party of the season that has been
entertained by them.
Mr. Walter Mc.arlan; who has
been confined to liis bed for several
months, is making a slow recovery.
.Mr. Robt. 'Swan, Mr. Kn.uk
Swan and Mr. B. Fulton have returned from a visit to Victoria aud
The Provincial Inspector visited
the school last week-
A road meet in r was held on Feb.
7th, at which it was decided to
have but oue road boss instead of
three. Mr. Sandy Swan was elected to that position, The meeting
was the largest of its kind ever held
on the Island, and much discussion
took place before the above weighty
matters were decided upon.
Miss Bessie Pickles is spending
some time in Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. Street hnve moved
into their n w residence,
Mr. Francis Graham, who has
been having a holiday in town, has
A Sun lay School is being started
ou tlie west side of the Island.
Miss I'tilla Smith is the' guest of
I her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
j P. G. Smith.
Mr. Fred Piercy is spending a
! few days in Vancouuer.
The financial depression has not
.affected   Denman.    The   residents
here are all very enthusiastic over
the building of the new hall.   It is
being built by the Denman Island
i Athletic Club, Ltd., a joint sto.-k-
1 hoi .1 company, comprised of residents of t e Island.   The buil ling
is a good sized one and occupies a
prominent site in   "town,"   quite
bandy to the wharf. At the present
rate of building, the opening  will
��� uot be far d'stant.    The date will
be announced later.
Mrs. Robt. Swan and her son are
visiting in Happy Valley and Cumberland.
Mr. E. Graham has built an addition to his house.
Does It Pay
To Advertise?
This question nowadays is answered in the affirmative
Yes it pays to advertise if you have the
goods. Las. week we advertised that
we had received our samples or Spring
Suitings. The result was we sold four
suits. We would like to sell six this
week, hence this ad.
Over 200 samples to choosse from.   Fit
Phone 6 Courtenay
Spring Goods
Are Arriving
We have, during the past week,
received our first consign inent of
Spring ana Summer Goods, comprising Prints, Ginghams, Cham-
brays, Fancy Vestings, Cotton
Crepe, Ratines, Holland Linens,
and Fancy Piques. This season
we have a larger range than
ever to choose from
Prints 15c yd,, 7 for $1
Gingham      15c yd., 7 for $1
Chambrays  15c yd., 7 for $1
All new patterns including
the new Bulgarian  effects
Ask  to   see   our   holeproof
hosiery, 3 months' guarantee
McPhee &   Morrison
T. D. Hind the tailor is moving
into the old Photo Studio, this
Mr. E. Bourne of Point Holmes
was a visitor in town on Tuesday
of this week.
A most enjoyable evening was
spent at the home of Mt. and Mrs.
Galhoun on Thursday evening last,
when a party of about twenty of
Mr. Calhoun's male friends took
possession of his house. It was
evident, however, that Mrs. Calhoun had received a wireless in advance, as that kind hostess had one
of the most scrumptuous repasts
prepared that had ever been the
privelege of those present lo partake of, in fact one gentleman was
overheard to say that he had just
returned from attending some banquets given by different societies of
which he is a member, and none of
them surpassed the excellent meal
which was now before them. When
justice had been fully done to the
inner man a toast was proposed to
the hostess, who in responsisaid,
that it was always a pleasure to entertain her husband's friends at any
time they chose to call upon them.
A musical evening was then indulged 'in, when the following took
part: CMhoun Bros., Instrumental
Duet; R. Cairns, song; H. Bridges,
speech; A. Grant, song; E. Cree:h,
song; S. J. Piercy, song; H. Loggie,
speech; H. Pirecy, song; W. A.
Mathieson, song; Mr. Mc_eod,
speech; J. Stant, speech; J. Turn-
bull, speech; Wm. Grieves, speech;
Geo. Robinson, song; W. G. McKean, speech; J. C��irns, song; P.
Machin, speech; J. Turnbull,
speech; S, J. Calhoun, song. After
which all joined heartily in singing
Auld Lang Sang.
Dr. Morrison is a  graduate both  of the
Chicago  and   Detroit Dental  Colleges
Having a central office in  Courtenay he
will visit surrounding towns at regular
The   Como_   Barber Shop
Oldest Shop in Court-nay"
Nothing   But   First   Class   Work
Guaranteed.    Baths in connection
Which was the Bigger Goose?
Returning home the other night
along the Dike road, a Yorkshire
ninirod espied a goose seated upon
a stump, some hundred yards from
the pike. Hastening home he
told his wife to start making the
apple sauce, he then returned armed with his trusty howitzer, and
sneaking, craw'.ing, worming bis
way through the cheapblauc-mange
mud which pertains on the Dike,
(to the detirmeut of his nether garments) he found himself within
about ro.07 yds. of his quary, raising his "fouling" piece he squinted
along the barrel, while his mustache
froze to tlie pistol grip. Bang! the!
goose sat as still as the Statue of
Liberty. Bang! the second barrel-
seemed to destroy the equilibrium!
of the staturesque bird. With ba-1
ted breath he retrieved his bird, a
fine bird, but it will require some!
cooking before it can be mastilated, i
it was a decoy duck. j
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Soft Drinks
Swan's Pool Room
E. SWAN, Prop.
The most Home-like Hotel North of Victoria
I Rates Reasonable
j        FABER & FABER, Props.        .
J    Telephone 3-5 COURTENAY, B. C.    t
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The Wretchedness
of Constipation
Can quickly be overcome by
Purely vegetable
���act sutely and
gently on tlie
fiver. Cure
slew, and Indigestion.    They do tlirii duty.
Small Pill. Small l_.���. Small Price.
Genuine _u_l__ Signature
Park i
Mrs. Winslow's Soothino Syrui5 has been
Js_ for over SIXTY YKAKS by MILLIONS o!
BOTHERS for llisir CHILDREN Willi,Bi
��*I..\ 7 a all PAIN . CURES WIND COLIC, aud
|s the best remedy _r DIARRHU-A. II is a.
���iuutelv harmless. lie sure* aud ask _r "Mrs.
Winslow's Soothing Syrup," and ���ke ao oil_
kind.  Tweut. live cents a bottle.
wnirc nn renus. ' '     M.37a.
Telepathy is an Instance ot n newfangled wont for an old thing. Bacon
called it sympathy between two dls-
tant minds. lsuuk Walton simiini ly
explained Dr. Dunne's vision In Pails
ot Ins wife and lead child, observing
thai if two im*-.. uro strung to nn exact harmony and ono is struck tlio oth
or sounds. Sc-oitish Highlanders, win
v.-ould have been puzzled by the word
telepathy, have long uro been familiar
With tlio idea for which It stands. An
drew Lang quoted tho case ot :i poor
highland woman who wrote to her son
lu Glasgow: Don't he thinking too
much ot nsp or l shall be seeing yon
some evening In the byre.
My father once liad a curious telepathic experience, lie wai dressing
in liis bedroom one morning when he
suddenly saw the face of a Scotch servant girl, contorted with agony, in
the looking glass before him. Ho
wont downstairs to tbe kitchen nnd
found the girl writhing In it nt upon
the lloor, her face exactly as he had
Been it In tlie mirror.
Sympathetic Tommy       .
It iiii upstairs, Tommy, and bring baby's nightgown, said Tommy's mother,
Don't want to, said Tommy.
Oli, Tommy! If you aro not Kind to
your little sistor siu'ii pul on li ir
wings and fly back to heaven.
Tommy's reply came.
Well, let licr put on her wings and
fly upstairs for her nightgown!
Pompons with Beads
Pretty pompo ���     for   slippers   are
made in this svay: Outlier   a   double
strip of clilfton���about   three   Inches
wide or uu Inch am' a half wide when
I folded���Into a rosette.     Mai:   a little
! saiiii rose of  ho same color.
If you are not versed ia tho way.- of
making roses from satin make two
rosettes as you made tho chiffon ono.
i ono smaller than Hi - other, and fasten
them together and thoy will look
Use bright crystal in ads for the
i wer center ami dot beads around the
edges of the petals of the sol in rose.
Pure, clear glass bonds glvo lhe besl
offect, but gold or silver bond- would
al hi bo pretty.
Whenever you (eel a headache coming on take,
NA-DRU-CO Headache Wafers
They step headaches promptly ��ad surely. Do not contain
opium, morphine, phr.nacetln, *cet_'.i!id or other dangerous
dregs,   2oo. a box at your Druggist's, us
Wnistllntj for Healt i
A doator has discovered thai whistling is Rood for the health, it tills the
lungs with Invigorating oxygen, uud
this revivifies llaggtng spirits and llab
bv muscles.     Boys are prone to be
| broader <���: i ;,lod than ".' 'IH and bl Iter
constructed tor deep muscular tones
bocause of the lung exercise which accompanies whittling ami one o! lhe
lirst things thoy try to do "lion they
have pnssrd babyho d Is lo whistle.
"2 in I'' and "3 in i"
Mo other   Washboarcis    i.a..    ','ne
tine crimped by 'no method peculiar to  EDDYS Washboards.
This  patented  process    eliminates
the  danger    of    torn    Itnetu -the
abuse or hands���the unpleasantness
of wa'Ui-ciay.
It assures i omfort and economy to
tho   greatest     Ut'oiea.    Insist    on
aa good aa
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A Queer Call
The telephone Elrl in a certain hotel
answered a queer call over Iho house
exchange the oilier morning about ll
o'clock. . When she 'plugged in' n
man's voice said 'Hello! Is this Hie
So-aud-So hotel? No, replied, iho girl
who was slightly surprised, this is ihe
Such-and-Such hotel, Oh, all right!
said the man; just woke up and did
nol know where I wns.
r._ _ _ Hospiti.i wit*
eat iuc...si( cures chronic w .akness, lost viaot
1 .YrWWDRAGRK lTASI_U_,S>FO___.     ��A_V ti_ TA__   i
Sail. uovi.srAya arruso to all esnui:iarAcaa_.
If yon could follow up the cures
made by Dr, Cause's Ointment you
would soon believe that the day of miracles had not gone by. Tlio results
accomplished in a few hours are often
marvellous, and it is only necessary
to employ a little patience in tlie use
of this treatment in order io heal up
tbo most obstinate sores and ulcers.
Tlie internal uso of medicines for
the treatment of skin diseases is always slow and unsatisfactory, but
when Dr. Chase's Ointment is applied
you can soon see for yourself tlio hen-
<fits obtained as tlie skin is gradually
healed and restored to its natural condition.
Put Dr. Chase's Ointment to Uio
; test in the treatment of eczema, salt
i rheum, skin irritation and the healing
| of sores and ulcers. You will he sur-
prised and Gratified with the results.
I Kelief is almost, immediate, and cure
I cojnes naturally witli tlie continued use
of this great healing ointment.
No matter how deep-rooted Uio corn
or warl may ho. il mm yield to Hollo-
wa>'s Corn ('ure if used as directed.
Moro Yet
Why Ibe divorce? Couldn'i he support, her in Ibe stylo to Which she was
Yes: bul. she wauled SOllli thing bettor than that.
Household  Hints
This in a bum lecipo book- declared
tlio militant suffragette.
What's wrong?
r.oen all through il. aud not a recipe can I find for making Lombs,
Can always make cure tt netting, the lllghttt    prices    for    WHEAT,    OATi,
DARLI-Y and PuAX, hy olilpplnn their cur    lott to    TOUT    WILLIAM    ANO
font A..THUR and having thsm sold on commission b-
Accounted For
First Politician���Jim told me Uio
other day that lu- would have nothing
to ilo with peanut politics.
Second Ditto���Aw, lie's nutty!
Hadn't Alt-.red
That young Rawllngs stays till a;
very late hour, Nora. What doesi
your mother say about it? j
She says men haven't altered a bit,
Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper.
Highbrow Doctors
Then you were disappointed in Bo
Yes; the barbers tali"'', nothing but
prize tights and tlie world's aeries.      |
What did you  expect?
1 always had an idea lloston  bur-
hers discussed ethical questions.
For Yourself
or as a
GiJt to your Friend
The well known Perrin trademark as
shown in cuts should be on every glove
you get, as this assures you perfection of
Style, Fit and Finish.
Best  dealers the world over sell tho
Good Wages
nnd healthful outdoor work,
spring, summer and (all. Top-
notch men earn $20 a day-
good men $5 and $10���
Running Gas Tractors
i oa can lenrn at home by mnil and
set practical experience at our all-
the.year residenco school at LaPortc.
alao at one of our traveling practice
schools in your vicinity. Write lor
Indiana School of Tractioneering
415 Pine Lolie Are.      la Porte, Indiana
Broom Hook
If a common bras-s hook is screwed
Into the ond of iho handle of the broom
by which to hang it up when not iu
uso. iho usefulness of ihe broom will
bt- prolonged.
Good Size^ Estate
The estate of Adolphus Busch, the
well known beer magnet who diet! recently at St. Louis, is valt_. at $50,-
000,000, and is disposed of in the following bequests:
One-eight to the widow.
Two-eighths to August Busch and
One-eighth lo each of five daughters.
$50,000 to Altonheim, local home for
$lu.000 to liis stenographer.
$10,000 to wife's companion.
$lo,ooo to each of twelve charitable
Beautiful borne in Pasadena, Cab,
Cooperstown, NX, and S;. Louis, go
to the widow.
Ail shares of stock in brewery go to
liis son, August.
German estate, jewels and house-
bold effects to widow.
Cinching His Position
Then I'm to toll ihe firm, nie hi?
collector said, making a memorandum
in his nole book, that yoa'l   probably
settle this account next week?
Well, I'd hardly put it that way, lies;
it.al'.itigly, answered the other.
I    'Probably' is a pretty strong ��������������������>
Better make it 'possibly.'
Tree All Right
Baron Satis Dough���What do you
think of my family tree?
Mr, Muchgold���The tree may he a
good one, all right, but looks to me
as if tlie crop was a failure.
The Acid Test
Tlie friend who harks to your behest
And lends to aid your need,
lias he not stood the acid test.
Is he not friend indeed.
Mlnard's Link.ent Cures Colds, Etc.
Vou know there's more In Ibis world
than mo i y?
I don't know. 1 there is my wife
hasn't though! of it.
Evidently tin- great lalci . need a
wlndproof lid.
50c. a box or six boxes for $_50
a', all dealtr., or The Dodds Medicine Compa.iy, Limited Toronto,
the fcimily   remedy   for   Coughs   and   Coldta
.nail   close.    Small bottle.     Best since  1870.
While travelling through the rural
districts of Missouri a book salesman
approached a farmer and stood for
several minutes importuning him lo
buy tbo book bo was selling. Presently tlio farmer blinked his eyes and
said: No, i'. ain't no use.    1 can't read.
Tlie salesman paused a moment and
then said: Hut you must, have some
ono in your home that, can r.-ad. Your
wife your children���1 know they would
he interested.
Yes, my daughter can read, replied
Uie Missourian, but. she's got a book.
Sure Tivr.g
What.are unlca rates, pa?
Wedding fees, my son.
[lave you ever noticed that _i�� Then
who are afraid they may earn more
than they get. gei.ero"y have unim-
port, nt little jobs?
Scant Encouragement
I can't get this sunburn off! wailed
tlie young womai ���
It's hard luck, replied her heartless
brother.   You'd  be making all kinds,
of a hi: if you were a meerschaum j
The kind cf Christianity that only
visits where iliey set out good dinners
and lets a poor neighbor suffer and
die alone, is not the real thing, and
it is of very little use here or hereafter.
Tlie man who argues with you is one
wise guy.
In a'.l infantile complaints that are
lhe result of the depredations of worms
in the stomach and intestines Millers
Worm Powders will be fount, an effective remedy. They attack the causa
of these troubles. Mid by expelling
tlie worms ���from the organs insure jii
orderly working oi tlie system, without
which lhe chilli cannot maintain its
strength or thrive. These powderi
mean health and Improvement.
Eiiual rights means that father aa
well as mother shall help train tha
children, and do it right.
The demand for information bureau*
exceeds tlie supply.
Merely Prudence
Hub���How could you go and order
lhat expensive necklace? Don't you
know how I'm fixed?
Wife���Yes, but I don't want people
to know how you aro fixed.
The secret of the delicious omelet
I lies  iu  tho use of more yolks than
whites, a little rich cream and a seasoning of cheese.
W. N. U. 983
What's the mattor, little hoy?
Maw's gone and drowned all the
Dear, dear, no. that's 'too had.
Y"ep, an' shs -promised ���boo-hoo���
that I cud do it.
A delicious sweet sandwich is made
of thin slices of white broad spread
with jam topprd w!fh cream cheese.
The only building material that has not increased
in price is
CANADAPortknd cement
It nukes concrete that you can depend upon foe satisfactory results, whether you use it (or a 1O0
or a garden walk.
High quality and low price are made possible by efficient organization and   manufacturing
economies due to a large and growing demand. .
See that every bag of cement you buy bears the "Canada" label- k is youi guaraatM
Canada Cement Company Limited, Montreal
Writ* fir a frit copy if At **** " Wkti the Farmer Ceo Do With Concrete." -bl
A Story of the
��� _
It was very quid in Unit Jungle
Rlong the upper reaches of tlie Orinoco
t'li.-t'.los.Qoodoll, orohicl liuiilor for a
rich  Phllndolphln collector, stood on
lhe high bank of the river anil looked
longingly up at thu cluster of mauve
orchids clinging lo the lop "f a rolled
tree trunk that overhung the river. It
was a lofty tree, and, bowed wilb disease nnd age. It. bent lis bead, docked
with lhe tlollento bullerfiy blossoms,
0VQ1' (lie Slothful river that it would
bridge when it crashed down In Iho
liiinli-iine season.
Goodoll'S t'tirib Indians bad refused
to cllnili the tl'00 and were now squatting sullenly around a Utile lire on
which n bird was cooking.
The mauve orchids tempted Qoodoll
beyond discretion. Ile decided lo
mount the ll'OO and secure them him-
���elf, all bough he knew the risk ho ran
lu doing so.
If the tree should fall under bis
weight lie would be Hung Into the
river, a prey to (he vicious alligators
���r the venomous snakes Unit abounded.
But the securing of this particular
specimen would not only be a triumph,
but it meant u liberal sum of money
added to tbe store he wns saving up
for a homo and tho girl he expected to
make bis wife on bis return.
Ho had examined tbe orcbld through
���lis lleldglasses, and he was convinced
lhat It was the long lost specimen that
Mr. Clay, his employer, bad offered
$10,000 for. There were tho delicate
niauvo outer leaves with the hearts of
faming crimson and orange, with mar-
Tclous stripiugs ot black.
, There were two ways of reaching the
mauve orchids. One was to climb the
tree trunk wiih tbe risk of weighting
It down to destruction when bo reached tbe upper part. This way was hindered by a tangle of great vines thnt
must be .cut through with a machete
before be could roach tb  coveted prize.
Tbo other way was to climb tip the
grcat twisted vine that bung downward from the vory point where the
orchids clung to the tree. The vine
swung almost within Ills reach now,
nnd Its lower end louched the surface
of the water.
i "The twisted vine." he decided at
last. -Jind, tossing aside bis bat, he
pulled on heavy gauntlets, saw that his
leather puttees covered every exposed
portion of his lower limbs and look
hold of tlie twisted vine.
His Indians gathered around the tree
wilb ibe eager curiosity of children in
the performance of his difficult feat.
As he pulled himself up by the strength
of his massive anus and shoulders his
legs and feet were twined about tlie
Illicit vine. ,
Suddenly the Indians uttered shrill
cries of iilarin and disappeared In tbe
C_odell, glancing down, saw nothing
to frighten tbem, and, noting that hUl
specimens were safe, went stolidly up
on his perilous climb; the vine swayed
now nnd then under his weight, but
Its upper tendrils appeared to be firmly
fastened to the tree trunk, while its
rools were strongly intrenched In the
river bottom.
Goodell did not know when he felt
a change in tlio character of the vine
ep which lie wns climbing wilb the
archills  ever  growing  nearer   to  ms
eager touch.
Flrsl    the   twisted   ��_(����   Imd   been
slightly rough, but its bark appeared
lo be' smooth now, sometimes almost
slippery lo the touch, and once Goodell
would have sworn that It moved. Rut
it was cold and clammy. Once bis face
touched It, nnd be drew back with a
feeling of sickening revulsion. He
felt faint antl dizzy, nud be closed ids
When he opened them again It wns
to confront (lie real horror of the
No   wonder  his  Cnribs  liad   fled  In
terror. I.aler they would como Trndr,
pt.ring fearfully to gain possession of
tlio specimen oases because llieir employer would never need I hem again.
Tlie heavy vine twisted upward 10
tho orchids now only fifteen tool above
Ids head, Un looked nt Ihem with
starting eyes* because iwaylug above
them was the monstrous, threatening
head of a boa constrictor whose great
body was twisted around the vine to
Which lie clung.
llow Ills keen eyes had failed to delect Uio body of Uio great snake ns It
twlsled up and around the large trunk
of (be giant vine lie never know.
Death slnrcd him In tho face. If
be dropped Inlo the river the monster's
lull could catch lilin ere lio fell, and,-
failing in Unit, Ibe deadly water serpents would pul; blm out of existence.
Already the body moved sluggishly,
but. liis fascinated eyes did not leave
Uio hideous head among Uie orchids.
The Hat eyes regarded bim witli cold
hatred; the ugly mouth grinned,
He heard the distant shouts of Ills
Indians. Even If they had come to
him thoy could not help him.
His first downward movement would
bo tho signal for the beginning of the
Ho closed bis eyes and prayed. He
thought of his mother and of Alice
Blake, tho girl he was to marry.
His grip loosened on the twisted
.Ine, so dreadfully Imbued with life;
his feet slipped.
The vine moved.
Ho looked up nnd saw that the ugly
head wns lowered. ;
Again he slipped down nud again
the vine moved.
Cold sweat broke out on his body and
his face dripped.
Now he bent his body and looked
down nt the tail of tho serpent. It
had loosened from the vino antl was
moving to and fro like the pendulum
of a clock.
Death above and death below! Well,
he would die dghtlng.
His hand found his revolver, and
lie wriggled around until be could see
the head again.
It hnd flattened Itself among the orchids nnd was regarding bim coldly
ns before. He would wnlt until It lifted again, and when lis throat was
presented to view he would try to
blow (he head off. It would bo difficult nt that distance with a single
shot, and the death agonies of tlie reptile might involve his own death.-
Goodell closoQ his eyes again snd
muttered a prayer ns the strongest
men do In moments of danger. The
head was lifting agnln and resumed its
swaying movement. Higher, higher It
went, until tbe mottled throat was revealed.
The bullet went over its bead, nis
arm was unsteady; he must try agnln.
Again ' o raised the automatic revolver,
and again it sounded on the heavy lun-
gle air.
The head of the reptile wagged violently aud all outlines were lost as the
bullet found Its mark. The groat body
trembled violently, the tail lashed to
and fro, and the vine slipped downward.
Charlfcs Goodell slipped down, hia
eyes ever on the horrid specter of tha
descending head.
Once he glanced below a-d saw tbat
the tail was lashing the water. Ha
took courage and slipped farther down.
The great body of tlie dying reptile
came down with him.
Three feet n.jve tbe river bnDk he
could stand the horror no longer, anil
he dropped, clutching at a young green
vine that swung harmlessly near.
The green vine held und broke his
fall. Ho swung violently to and fro,
and when a favorable opportunity presented itself he loosened his bold and
fell upon the ground close beside his
heap of speelmeu cases. Then lie fainted away for tho lirst time iu his adveu-
ttirous life.
He recovered consciousness almost
immediately, for tho shots had brought
back liis frightened Indians, and tbey
gathered about bim with scared looks
and pointing fingers.
He took out his emergency flask and
restored in a measure his shattered
nerves. He sent tbem to the river to
look at the dead carcass of the boa
constrictor, but always they came back
and gazed at him as though upon a
spirit from another world.
Looking at his watch, he found that
three hours had passed since he bad
climbed tlie twisted vine. It hnd seemed like fifteen minutes. No wonder lie
felt like an old man under the consuming fear of those threo horrible hours.
The continued wonder ot nis gmoes
excited bis Impatience, and he drew
out n pocket mirror and looked at him-
i self.
\     His face peered at him pale and hag-
: gnwL    His abundant hair wns white I
I as snow.
I     Tlie WOUderlng Indians now climbed
tbo tree without protest, and the mauvo j
I OMhldS which had blanched GOOdell'S
l hair to obtain wero packed away lu '
l Iho specimen cases, and the little expe- ,
I dltion turned down the river.
Many weeks later Charles- (loodoll
appeared lu Philadelphia and delivered
I Ills consignment of valuable orchids to
) bis employer.   Hut the enso of mauve f
! Orchids ciimu Inst.
'How about these?" demanded  Mr.
i Ollt. eagerly.
"Those," lOJd  (ioodell slowly,  "are |
(be price of my nerve and a portion of ,
my youth,   I shall never hunt another j
orchid,  Mr.  Clay.    Tho price of tbo
mauve orchids is $28,000."
"I will pny tl," said the rich mini
quickly, "and afterward you uiuy tell,
mo the reason why you value them so I
Ho Chnrles Goodell (old blm Ibo story of tint twisted vino as 1 havo told it
lo vou.
I   ��� ���..
The Confession.
Ida Black bad retired from (be most
select colored circles for a brief space
on account of a slight difficulty connected with u gentleman's poultry
yard. Her mother was being consoled
by a white friend.
"Why, Aunt Esther, I wns mighty
sorry to bear about Ida"���
"Marse John, Ida ain't nnvver tllk
dem chickens. Ida wouldn't do such a
thing! Ida wouldn't dcinounge horse't
to rob nobody's lien roost���and. anyway, the old chickens warn't nothing
't all but feathers when we picked
Robinson���I hear you fell out with
the bunk.
Jackson���Yes; I lost my b?; ��ce.���
Philadelphia Press.
An Old Saw.
The attorney entered the condemned
man's cell.
"Prepare yourself for some good
news," he said. "That is, if you consider It good news���some would not.
Your sentence has been commuted
from hanging to life imprisonment."
The prisoner took it philosophically.
"Well," he said, "the old proverb
says that 'no noose ls good news.'"
This Is what caused the governor to
reconsider his clemency. ��� Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
"How do you like yonr new cook?"
"Very much," replied Mr. Crosslots.
"Sho ls very kind and obliging, and I
think thnt If I go. some now talking
machine records and teach her how to
run tbe automobile she'll stay, quite
awhile."���Washington Star.
Poisonous Itepiiles llendorod Harmless and Kept In Comfort.
One hears daily of charltublo individuals with plenty of time nnd
money Inaugurating homes for various unfortunate types of humanity,
but the most unique establishment uf
its kind ls certainly tho Venom Institute of Sun Paulo, In Hra7.ll, where
a permanent and comfortable home
Is provided for poisonous snnkes.
The institute Is in a part of lirazll
noted for its superabundance of ven-
omoua reptiles, where tho loss of life
from snake bites became so serious
that something had to bo done by
(lie Government to cope with the
Large bands of men wearing thick
boots, leggings und gloves for protection against (he snake biles dully
hunt the thickly grassed districts
round nbout the institute, armed
with long, thin tubes terminating In
two Bemt-circular claws, which are
controlled at the end nearest the
body, and can bo opened or closed I
at will. Ily tbis means they aro able
to grasp the snake firmly by tlie tail,
without any danger to themselves.
Aa soon as a snake ls caught In
ihls manner, it Is unceremoniously
thrust Into a basket, where, together
with a writhing, coiling mass of Its
brethren, it is conveyed lo the home.
Here, under Ihe personal supervision of a fully qualified doctor,
garbed exactly us the surgeon in the
operating room of ,-. hospital, witli
the long white overalls, lino rubber
gloves, and so on, the snake is rob- j
bed of its poison���termed "serum"��� I
and made quite harmless.
When   the  operation  Is  over the
snake is taken away and placed in a j
large garden, from which escape is a
matter of impossibility.
Ot course, it. would be most cruel
to turn tbe poor, defenceless snake
adrift Into the woods again, for he
would be entirely at the mercy of bis
enemies and soon succumb. So this
garden, which contains almost everything Mr. Snake would find ln his
natural element���trees, 8hrubs���)ong,
thick grass, pools and streams where
he may disport himself on warm dayB
���is provided by the institute.
Hundreds of pereotly harmless
reptiles of almost every kind may be
seen gliding about tbe gardens, and
one can well imagine tho horror
a traveler with no knowledge of the
circumstances would experience in
finding himself suddenly surrounded
by hordes of these reptiles.
Keeping �� l>og.
A dog is a hue thing about the
house if you are afraid ot burglars
and don't care anything about tbe
neighbors. But let a vigorous dog,
sleeping on the porch, scratch his
neck under his metal collar and the
night is disturbed, by a sound lhat
ls a cross between an old fashioned
clock running down and an iron
rake brushing up a cement walk.
The house vibrates as from a heavy
train passing. Then the dog arlseB,
turns twice and drops to the floor
with a thud like tho girl moving a
hundred-weight of sugar about tbe
kitchen. Housebreakers within 100
feet of the noise immediately give
up any attempt on the place.
Easy Way to Kill Moles.
An excellent way to exterminate
moles is as follows; Procure a
small can of calcium carbide, which
can be purchased from an automobile or bicycle dealer, open the hole
where the mole has been digging
aud place some of the carbide in it.
Pour two or three gallons of water
into the hole and close up the opening. In about fifteen or twenty
minutes open the hole and immediately ignite the gas formed. Be careful in lighting tho gas. A gas lighter or a match placed in the end of a
long stick should be used. The gas
will burn for a few seconds and
then it will back fire in the hole.
There will be uo more trouble from
tbe mole.
Woman's World
Miss      King      Orgcniies
New Btlfclncs Movement.
Beit He Could Do,
Student (enduring a face massage)-
Gad. that towel was hot!
Berber���I'm sorry, but I couldn't
bold It any loiigcr.-Penns.vlvania
Punch Howl.
Can Be Chanced Then.
Mason���Do you think it's unlucky to
have thirteen nt a table?
Brown-Not If the llilrleenth is paying for the dinner.���Stray Stories.
The word Bedlam is a corruption
of the word Bethlehem, which was
the name of a religious house in London, converted into an asylum for
lunatics in 1546.
It is believed by many to be the
oldest asylum for lunatics in Europe,
though there is one in Spain which is
said to have been founded at an earlier date.
Anglo-Egyptian Soudan,
The Anglo-Egyptian Soudan, with
an area of 984,520 square miles and
a population of 3,000,000, extends in
the north to tho boundary of Egypt;
In the east to the Red Sea, Italian
Eritrea, and Abyssinia; In the south
to Uganda and the Belgian Congo;
and in the west to the French Afrl-
-kn colonies.
Which He Hose to Remark.
They were at (he grocery, uall with
recollections of many a shocking case
of tremendous weather to recounl,
and none was left out. Then one ancient rose and said:
"In seventeen hundred an' "���
But they cut in on him there and
told him they wouldn't do it if Ihey
was him, 'cause see how nll-swlzzlln'
old lt'd make him, they said. But
the ancient pushed his specs up on
his forehead and went right on.
"What I was goin' fer to say was,"
said he, "that in 1,799 cases outen
1,800 where folks remembered setch
spells 0' hair-raising weather there
ain't a ding word of 'em so!"
The growing Importance attached
to technical education iu Alberta is
emphasized by the announcement
that the Government will appoint a
director of technical education to supervise the technical education in
towns and districts Hitherto without
such advantages.
In Albertan cities technical education is already well established. Superintendents either have or will be
appointed at Calgary, Edmonton,
Lelhbridge, and Medicine Hat.
A Catholic cathedral, costing half
a million dollars, and archbishop's
residence, in keeping with the cathedral, is to be built at Edmonton next
iprlng, according lo an announcement
made by the church authorities.
It is also proposed to build thirteen smaller churches in different
parts of Edmonton.
1_K   FLOIIENIE _tx_
Business women all over the country arc interested in a new movement
for women recently started by Mlae
Florence King, a woman patent lawyer of Chicago. Tills Is the C__sfe
.Woman's Association of Commerce.
which has already inspired similar institutions iu other cities.
Tbis association ���- planned on the
.Slime lines as the men's association of
commerce, and In the Chicago branch
there are today more tban 300 members, numbering business and profes-
tlonal women, all regularly organized
fur tbe advancement of women throng la
the co-operation of women. The slogan of tliis new association Is. "Lee
ills Help Each Other to Help Ourselves."
; i Tho need of co-operation among business aud professional women lias long
been recognized, but It remained for
Miss King to put it into actual worie
lug order. m.
Miss Florence Kingy who _ among;
tlie bright, up to date women of the
hour, Is one of the four women lawyers of the United States who bare
been admitted to practice in the United States supreme court and ls the
only woman member of the Patent
liar association.
i Miss King Is a self made woman.
.lie was born on a small farm, where,
educational advantages were not to be>
had, but by di.it of burning the mid-j
night oil when ber household work wae
dono she fitted herself to enter high
school nud later college, working her
way through and later taking up the
study of law, specializing after a few
years of general practice In patent law.
i Sbo still loves farm life and Bade
time In spite of ber busy practice t��
lecture throughout the country on the
"back to the farm" _ ovement. advo-
rifling It not only for young men. but
for women ns well.   Sbe herself is the
, owner of a large farm ln Michigan.
: V liicll she works on shares and passe*
' 11s much of her time there In the summer ns she enn from her work.
I   Miss King's homo ls in a suburb of
! Cbicngo. where she has a charming
1 Burden. This garden she delights ln.
gelling np spring and summer mornings at 5 o'clock aud working evening*
: nmong  her  plants   after  her  return
! from her city ofiice.
This clever patent lawyer Is an ar-
��� dent suffragist nnd believes that the
, new association is ouly another step
In I lie rigid direction of women's :t<_
; f'liiceuioiit, progress and rights.
Details of White House Wedding.
The wedding ceremony which will
make Miss Jessie Wilson, second
daughter of President Wilson. Mrs.
Francis R. Sayro is to take place on
Nov. 28. The ceremony will be performed at 4 o'clock lu the afternoon in
the east room, where twelve other
weddings have taken place.
The bride elect's two sisters will attend her. uud it lias been announced
that Mr. Sayre's close friend. Dr. Gren-
fcll, the famous Labrador missionary,
will be the best man. The decoration*
will be almost entirely of chrysanthemums. The new blossom, "Jessie WUa,
eon," is to predominate.
: Tlie wedding gown, made in Sew _
i_0l'k city, is of ivory white satin,
���domed with rnre old lace.
Simplicity will be the keynote of the
whole ceremonial, nnd, while tbo wedding company will be large. It will be
more personal than official. There will,
lie many Wilsons and Woodrows an*
ns many Sny res and Kevins.
Sayre's mother was Miss Patty
of Pennsylvania.
s.     Mr.)
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That is one of the reasons why we have had to enlarge our workshop
and install a complete machine plant. Our plant is now in full working order and we are in a position to turn out any mill work or special
work at the shortest notice
We have on hand in our warehouses over 1000 doors and windows so
that no matter what your choice may be, we can suit you
Fencing, Barn Sash and Hot-bed Sash always in stock
Call and inspect our goods and you will find that there is no need to send out of ,the
district to obtain satisfaction
Phone 66 COURTENAY P.O.Box 230
"Not better than the. best, but better than the rest"
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Courtenay Opera House
Change ot Management
Latest Moving Pictures will be shown as under
Courte-  J*6'", v.
Cumber- N,s��tiy
land      ?xcept-
Liberal Association
Important   Announcement   to the
People of Courteany and
Comox Valley
The Courtenay Waterworks Company
Limited heg to announce they are open
to receire applications for stock in tlieir
The Company lias been duly incorporated and is capitalized at $75,000, divided into 7,500 shares of a par value of
$10, ench of which amount $50,000, is
now heing offered for puhlic subscription
at par. The balance of the stock will'ie
held for future sale in provide fur further
-,ah- t(> provide for further extensions.
The Company has been organized for
the purpose of supplying "the town and
vicinity ol Courteuay with water and
electric lic,lit, and having compiled with
the requirements of the Department of
Public W'uik. and the Comptroller of
Water Rights, has received from the
Provincial Government, the necessary
permits authorizing them to proceed
with construction work. This v.'o'rk will
be started as soon as weather permits,
The water will be brought irom a point
ou Millard Creek about .' 1-J miles from
Courtenay; the source of tli. creek being
an underground stream of ample and
uniform llow ami of great purity. The
water lias been analysed by the Government Analvist at Victoria, and a copy
of liis analysis tiled with the Secretary
of the Provinaial Board of Health, The
analysis showed the water to be pure
and sailed for domestic use and the
uualyist stated that he had never analysed* am- better water
' A reservoir holding 1,500,000 gallons
will be erected on tlie creek, and water
will be carried from thence, iu wire
wound wood stave pipes 18, 16 and 14
inches in diameter, through Courtenay,
where it will be returned to tlie river.
Six and eight inch lateral pipes will be
distributed through the town so that
every house can have water connection.
Hydrants of standard design are to be
placed at street corners, and three hose
carls with complete supply of hose will
be stationed at convenient points thus
affording property owners complete fire
protection. The system will be of
.tandard construction throughout,  aud
has received the approval of tlie Secretary of tlie Vancouver Island Board of
1'ire Underwriters.
At the point where tlie water is relumed to tlie Courtenay River, a Hydro
Electric Power Plant will be erected to
supply the town with power and light.
A pole line will also be installed in tlie
principal streets for tlie distribution of
power (or light, aud to drive small
motors for industrial purposes.
Tlie electrical installation will be of
the most modern type and the plans of
this part of the system have been approved by tlie Inspector of Electrical
Energy for the Provincial GoverniiRiit.
It has 'been tile aim of the Company
to provide the town with a system that
would insure an amide supply of pure
water under sufficient pressure for domestic use, and fire protection, not only
for present requirements, but to meet
the needs of Courtenay for many years
to come.
In offering this stock to tlie public,
the company wisli to say, that all the
shareholders will be on equal footing;
there is absolutely no promotion stock,
and the promoters of the company arc
paying for their stock in tlie same
manner as tlie public. This can be
verified by an inspection of our stock
This is a purely local enterprise,
organized by local men, and tlie promoters would like to see all tlie stock,
if possible, taken up by residents of
courtenay and comox Valley. In this
way, if tlie majority of tlie consumers of
water and light' are also shareholders iu
the company supplying them, the company would be co-operative to a very
large degree.
courtenav Waterworks company Limited
Directors:���O. H. Fechner, President;
H. P. Millard, M. D.; H. Morrison;   H.
F, Whittle; R. M.   Allan,   Secy.   Treas.
Bankers: Tlie Royal Bank  of  Canada.
Solicitors: Messrs. Barnard, Robertson,
Heisterman & Tait, Victoria.
' he _rg,-st and most etithuslastio meeting
thai h Liberal-,'.f Uouiox Valley have hail
for many yearn1 was culled to order o Tn. day
i-iv.iuiie. in tlio Board uf Trade rooms by Mr.
Leo At darton, who occupied tlie .liair. By
unanimous vote df nil members piesent the
��� d Comox l.iLer.d Association, and the young
Liberal Ass. ciation of Courteuay were disbanded.
The meeting then proceeded to form a new
After some disouskion tlie fnllou ing resolution wa io ,ved nn I receive;! unanimous
.support oi tlie meeting.
'VViie_,_ we have no oonfi euce in the
I resent gi veronieut, an 1 uhereus we see tiie
necessity foi a good, strong, hone.., lioveru
inent al tlie lleail of atiairs m British Columbia, nn I \i hereos the tactics of tlie present 1 s
eal Couset-Aative 'Isbociation is uot conducive
to good llovernmeat.
Be it resolved, that we, the un ei-s-'gned,
form ourselves into an Associa ion to work
harmoniously for go id tjovernineut, for ou,
Province and Dominion.
This Afasociation to be ki.own as tlie Court-
enuy Liberal Association
Me.uher.diip fee was set at .   per year'
Twenty-three pa d up members were 'en
Officers were elected as follows;���
Hon, Pies, Sir Wilfred Laurier,
ltou.V. I res. Jf. (J. Brewster, J. W. McKenzie Sr. Jos,  McPhee.
President, .1. W. McKenzie Jr.
V, President, W. J Watchorne.
Secretary. P. Leo. Aifllerton.
Treasuier, J. _. AHton.
Organizer. II. M. McPhee.
Kxeefltive ��� (jeo. Arcley, K. Engl aud,
Alex Lea.lingham, B. F. Krause, Jas, II.
Parkin, Jos. Anderton, Wm. GrieveH, It. M.
McDonald, Lucius Ciiffe, V. W. Thomas,
0. Aslienfelter, K. Carter.
The chair was then taken by the newly
elected president, who in a very fitting
speech thanked tlie meeting for tlie
honor, stating liis pleasure at being able
to show that lie was a Diberal and liis
willingness to support the resolution
passed to-night.
Other officers elected followed witli
speeches declaring llieir intentions of
doing tlieir best forthe cause.
Tlie chairman then calling for five
volunteer delegates, to attend the convention at Victoria on the 14 .h inst. tlie
following volunteered, which shows the
enthusiasm of the meeting, Wm. Baikie,
J. Dumaresq, Wm. Sollan, P. Leo Anderton, Geo. Ardley, B. F. Krause, H.
M. McPhee, J, %_ McKenzie, Sr., Jos.
McPhee. Messrs. Baikie, Dumaresq,
Sollan, Ardley and Krause were then
appointed as delegates with the others
as alternates.
Presidents, Hon. .Sir Richard Mc-
Biide, H. S. Clements M. P., M.
Mason M. P. P.; President, Win.
Duncan; Vice President, Dr. K. I .
Cromptou, G. J. Hardy; Secretary,
Harry Idiens; Treasurer, II H M
Beadnell; Executive, Llayd Dunham, W S' annon, W Hodgson, El
E Lindon, J II Mclntyre, Andy |
Piercy, Walter Brown, _. Hurford,
G R Bates. , '
The By-laws were adopted, copies
of which will be sent to each member shortly. Future meetings will
be held quarterly at which there
will be songs and first class music
for which the Comox Valley is be
coming famous. The -meeting
closed with God Save the King.
Wood For Sale
Stove, Cord, Alder,
Maple or Bark
Apply to
Cliffe & Higgins
When you want amateur photo
mpplies go to the Courtenay Photo
Studio.   Local views for sale.
New Conservative Association
A preliminary meeting of the
new Comox Valley Conservative
Association was held at Courtenay
on Tuesday evening in the large
room over McKean's store, there
was a good attendance.   The elec-
Your correspondent is informed
bv a reliable business man of Nanaimo, that prospects in that long-
sttffering town, are becoming
brighter; men are returning to
work as places are found for them,
i5o having been put on in one
week receutlv. Without entering |
into the merits of the opposing
interest.?, your readers will agree
that the prosperity of the Island
will be the more assured now that
the mining town is once more
assumitg a normal condition, aud
Comox must feel the change for
the better.
Comox potatoes are retailing at
$i 40 per sack.
Mr, Clark, who until recently
has been visiting the Valley in the j
interests of Messrs. A. P. Slade
& Co. produce dealers, has opened
the "Sanitary Store" in Fort Street
Victoria' for the sale of dairy produce, fruit, vegetables, etc. Judging by the popularity, already, of
the store, the success of the move
is sure. In spite of an undoubted
slump in Victoria, a number of
new establishments are to be noticed; no doubt a fall of rents is an
enconragement to many to start up
in business for themselves and of
course it is ic the interests of the
community that there should be
healthy competition.
An evcellent opening for pushing Comox produce is afforded by
Pandora Public Market,  which is
Perez Park Gen'l Store
will be open fer business, close
to your house, next week with
all kinds of goods
Your Patronage Solicited
Electrical Engineer and Contractor
Complete Klectrical Equipments promptly Installed, Electric Wiring and Installation of all kinds of Electrical Work
Isolated Lighting Plants a Specialty
Box 195      Phone F95      Courtenay
tion of officers was;���Hon.  President, Rt. Hon. Borden; Hon. Vice' au assembly of stalls for the sale of
meat, dairy produce, vegetables,
etc. all under cover and under one
roof. It should'v be possible, by
means of some co-operative movement, such as the Creamery and
the Comox Co-op. Society, to sell
the surplus produce of the Valley
direct to the consumer in Victoria,
withont the middleman, or rather,
the new co-operative organization
acting as middleman on behalf of
the Comox producers.
The Knights of Pythias are holding a banquet to-night. They will
attend divine service at the Presbyterian Church on Sunday evening,
and on Tuesday evening wiU hold
a whist drive.


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