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As  announced  las',  week   Mr. than see thi
Kilpatrick held a public meeting in  I consented
the Opera House .for the purpose [Ladies and
of   discussing    municipal   a Hairs. | further state that I \v i
There was present one of the largest oi the first counci
to   come   out.    Now,
Gentlemen,   I  might
.i  member
in Cumberland,
audiences ever seen in Courtenay and was re-elected a year later. I
and gooduatured throughout. Mr ! therefore have some knowledge of
Hicks-Beach was appointed chair- how the city's business should be
man. and announced that the can-'conducted. If I am elected I shall
didates would have io minutes each endeavor to do all In my power for
to speak, and any questions would the best interests of our enterpris
have to be submitted in writing.
Mr. Kilpatrick, on being introduced by tlie Chairman, received
an ovation and ��aid :
Mr, Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, ���I claim to be a business
iiian but not a public speaker Mr.
McPhee, at his last meeting, made
a statement, that I tried to hold
the logging railway up for the sum
of 55,coo.oo, that statement is not
Wheu the railroad went through
that property, Mr. J. Bryden was
owner at that time, I simply held
a mortgage, later the property was
turned to me.
Mr. McPhee states that if I am
elected tiiat the rate will be 40 mills
on the dollar, Ladies and Gentle-
meu, I guarantee it will not be oue
half that amount.
Du. Crompton on the Chinese
Dr. Crompton, at the last meeting used very personal remarks towards me, I do not intsud to be
���personal for there is nothing to be
gained by so doing.
The Dr, referred me to ei lploy-
ing Chinese on the Electric Light
Line. Some time ay, 1 the voithy
Df, hnd a drain co dig ihrough his
property. Whom did he employ?
Was it those poor white men he
had so much compassion ou at the
meeting the other evening? No,
Ladies and Gentlemen, it _a��
Main Issue,
The main issue appears to be the
Electric Light.
I tnink every business man who
lias the light in his store, and every
householder who has the light in
his home will bear me out in this
statement, that the Electric Light
is a great convenience.
We all know at the present time
that the city is not prepared to
instal a plant of its own. Further,
Mr. McPhee is well aware of the
fact that any time the city is in a
position to buy, they can compell
the Company to sell at a reasonable
Water Works Question.
1 might slate that some time ago
ilie Water Works Company approached me for the purpose of
buying my Water Rights,
I agreed to sell my rights to
llieiu for the sum of $4,000. Now
Ladies and Gentlemen, by so doing
I would not gain a dollar.
1 should then be compelled to
instal a boiler and engine to take
the place of the water power used
at the present time. So you eau
easily see it would be of uo advantage for me to dispose of my Water
Company Man
As regards being a Company
Mau. The Manager of the Herald
telephoned me on several occasions
wanting to know if I would not be
a candidate in the coming election.
I told him I had no intention of
running, he kept insisting, but I
would not consent. There a few
men at the head of affairs who wish
to have thing all their own way.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am not
iu favor of any clique running our
city, I might further state that,
when we called the meeting it was
open to all who were qualified to
act as Aldermen, among them being
Mr. H, Idiens, Mr. Endall, Mr,
Cudmore was Invited but did not
At the ffrst meeting Mr. Boden
was chosen to run for Mayor, later
he declined. Mr. Leighton was
then chosen, but he also declined.
There was uo one left  to  oppose
ing city. I therefore kiudly solicit
your vote and influence at the coming election.
Mr, McPhee, who had just come
apologized for his tardindss, thinking that this, like the rest of Ccurt-
enay meetings, would start half au
hour late. He said that there will
be many important matters to come
before the council, and you will require competent men to look after
them. You all knew of the fight
we had made to preserve to the
city her^ public utilities. The
only ones that are profitable are
water aud light, and if properly administered will prove a source of
greal revenue, The Government
acknowledged this and had reserved
for our use Brown's river. They
have done what they can, its now
up to us to do lhe rest. When
properly installed the wator would
!_low without any attention, and
the revenue could be used lor permanent improvements. This is
what I will work for if elected.
Mr. W. G. Robertson said this
was a serious matter, the forming
of a board ol  Aldermen.    He had
only one platform���fair play.    All
things connected with the  council
should be taken on a business footing.    Was an  independent candidate.   What is done iu other places
makes no difference  here,   everything will have to be figured out.
Whatever shows to be the best  for
Courtenay will  have  his support.
What the Aldermen were apparently trying to do is to elect their different aspirants for Mayor.    Some
say Municipal ownership, vs.  The
Coiupauy Side.    You   should   not
vote for a bunch of Aldermen, vote
for  one   Alderman'   A   business
mau is required to go iuto figures.
I ask your vote as an Independent.
George Leighton said there was
no difference in tlie platforms.    The
council, when elected, would  have
to make tlieir own  platform.    He
was in favor of Municipal Ovvuer-
iliip.   If we were not able  to  put
in a water woiks system,   we  will
have to do the best we can.    .Some
people say I   have   two   or   three
hundred   dollais   in   the   Water
Works Co,    If auy one can  prove
this I'll give $100 to charity.    I
never had anything lo do witli the
Waier Works Co.    Willi reference
to the Herald.s charge that lie was
a 110mi1.ee of some clique or other,
he refuted  the    imputation,    aud
said he believed that he was just as
respectable and  honorable as the
editor hi liself.    Was in  favor of
Public ownership    ot   light   and
water, but didn't see how  we can
manage  it   at   present.    Had   no
wish to go into  personalities,   but
thought that Dr.   Cromptou   had
gone out of his way  to state that
he and some others would never set
the river afire.'   The  only   person
who would do so would be some
green englishman,   The Assistant
Editor of the Herald was a public
servant, paid by the ratepayers, and
should keep quiet.    Thought   Mr. I
Halliday and Mr.   Dunsmuir  were I
entitled to the  credit   for   getting
the Creamery started.
N. H. Boden,���I am in the field
for Aldermanic honors, am not
the nominee of any clique, uor of
'���the boss" at Cumberland, as was
insinuated iu last week's Herald,
Intend, if elected, to favor what is
in the best iuterests of Courtenay.
Dr. Crompton said this was the
most milk and water meeting he
had ever attended. He had era-
ployed a Chinaman to dig part of a
ditch, had paid half the cost, and
Geo.   Leighton   the    other   half.
Mr. McPhee but myself, and rather Said Mr. Boden was much stronger
Iwlrti thepo: '' '''��� thetongue.
and proceeded to pay his compli-
Iments to the Review very jocularly,
1 ' se Tin staff, of the Review
I must be the best paid iu town, advised all farmer boys to learn the
printing business Geo. Letgnton
wai her who came  under the
ny clique doctor3 5t"r"( ;;n_,lc. 0I1 account
-- I of his pay sheet. While the good
doctor was (irmly convinced that
[there wc. ninny happy working
meu s In mes as the result of Dan
Kilpitiick's mill. The doctor
wanted to know who could look
alter the Electric Light and Water
Works better than Dau. Kilpatrick? Would Mr. McPhee not also
give us a fair deal? His sarcastic
reference to the Review's remarks
about Sunday School politics fell
Hat. Would not question Mr. Kil-
patrick's platform.
Mr. Kerton  said he only had 3
planks in his platform���low taxation the first year, public owner
ship of utilities and encouragement
of industries.
W. H. Kirkwood said that it was
presumpttous for him to say auy-
thiuu. He had been called over
the coals for being a Public Utility
mau, He was not against light
or water companies if we could buy
them when we wanted them or if
companies could show us that they
could do it cheaper than we can
Water must come from -right
source. We must get to the bottom of these things.
Mr. John Johnston differed a
little from the last speaker; didn't
think it would be a good thing to
let the companies in at all. The
city could get jus*, as good engineers as the company could, aud
could get just as good work doue.
We should go slow and collect just
enough taxes to do the necessary
work. The councillors would expect no pay thie year. ���
Mr. Sutton was thankful for the
opportunity of speaking.   Said this
was a   diversity   of opihion   about
what the election hinges upon. Did
not think the incorporators  would
have got it   so soou but   the water
company had to be stopped.   After
mature deliberation the government
had granted incorporation.    It was
unnecessary for him to enumerate
the stands the various persons took
The electric light was being fought
ou the sam: issues.    He was glad
to see the   electric light   here but
uot   th.'   way it   came���would be
prepared   to deal   equitably   with
Mr. Clinton's company.    In justice to the people   who had   fought
for incorporation vou   should give
the 'i a chance to make   good.    In
reference to schools, wc had ona of
the best night schools in B.C. Had
been instrumental  in getting fourteen phones installed; had got some
nuisances eliminated, and if elected
would give special attention to sanitary and civic aud to keeping taxes
J. W. McKenzie, jr., said he had
explained his attitude at last Monday night's meeting. The Review
had either misquoted his remarks
or he had not made himself plain.
What he meant was some of the
side streets needed repairs, and
some would have to be built, Was
is favor of owning or controlling
public utilities. He maintained
that the Cliutcn company were
Killtld to bring tile waler in if possible. He was in favor of giving a
franchise to any company who
would bring it from the right
source���not the oue the last com-
pgny wanted tofbring it from.
Mr, Creech said he would do all
in his power if elected for the interests of Courtenay, He wanted
to see waler brought into town.
Every summer he had to pack
water trom the mill pond and was
getting tired of it.
The chairman then asked for
questions, and a large number more
or less pertinent were asked and
answered���to',the approval of the
['audience, if uot the askers or candidates.
Dr. Millard then addressed the
meeting. He said he was pleased
to see so many present. It spoke
well for their public spiritedness.
He would make the bread statement that every man present had
the interests of Courteuay at heart.
We might ali have different ideas
of what was best.    Was iu favor of
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* th lie-* ?U
Hats,   Trimmings,   Notions   and
Smallwares to be cleared at
50��|o Below Cost Price
To make room for Spring Goods
D. Kilpatrick for Mayor. He was
a good business mau who did not
think that all the abilitiet in
Courtenay were centred in his
brain or body. Had made his own
way in the world, and no one had
ever heard of him being au easy
mark for stock jobbers, etc,
More than one speaker had said
the light was   a good thing.   The
Company would be willing to sell
at a reasonable figure, and  if  they
cantiot   agree, an   arbitration can
be called in.    It   was   impossible
for any Water Co. to come in here
without the consent of the people.
Had never said that the Co. wanted
30 per cent.   The franchise of the
Water Co. was available to the city
at actual legal cost, it made no difference whether McPhee or Kitpat-
rick was elected.   The Brown river
scheme was too expensive for us to
undertake     The candidates   have
got different platforms, some would
like to have one thing   and   some
another.    He was willing to give
Mr. McPhee all the creditduehim,
he didn't Intend to make much of
a town out   Courtenay   when   he
laid it out, or he would have built
streets and lanes he just sat down
and waited until enterprising folk
came along   and   did   the   work.
Said his attitude was not the same
towards tlie Telephone   Co. as   it
was towards the Water and  Light
i Companies.    He would also like to
! take a slap at Mr.   Johnston,   was
not entitled to the  suffrages.    He
never got busy until  he  had  sold
real estate and made some   money,
and built a pretty house for a pretty
j bird,    He would take too  long to
I make, up   his   mind.    He   would
have to lint consult C- Callin, then
send a letter to Crease   &  Crease,
then when the answer came  Mr.
Johnston would consult that  little
book "He  Your   Own   Lawyer,"
and if it looked good, the measure
would be reported to  the council
and that would go on.    Mr.   McKenzie said he  was not  afraid to
drink the water, sonic others  were
and ihey have been carried  to the
grave.   Whose   fault   was    that?
power. The present coiupauy had
brought the light down when times
were hard. It was for sale, but
vou didn't have to buy it. It was
a great convenience in the house,
and especially in the barn. Electric light was not taxation. If I
grow a few tons of  hay more than
1 need I can take it to Cumberland
and sell it. If the Co. manufactures more juice than thev need
why cannot they sell their surplus.
We are a young city aud should
not be in too bijr o 'hurry to do
thihgs. Am not addressing a Sunday school now but if you will turu
to Gen. 1, 3, yon will find that
Light was'the ft_--it thing made.
The street lights give stranger* a
good impression os Courtenay. It
is a question if we could ]make a_y
money if we owned die plant |Th��
company will have to do business
with the Pcity, and they realize the
fact.    In Sumas whjre there were
2 or 3 competitors thev get their
light for 6c per k. w. hour. One
company selling t\\ the city for a to
4c and the consumer paying 6. Let
all the companies coire iv that
want to, and will soon g*t it cheap
enough. Courtenay had none tn
sell, and I don't think w<acan make
it a cheap as a company.
Be sure and elect for councillor,
the men you thini. wi'l work for
the city's best interests. Everybody employs Chinamen but Jo*
Indian. The pot coulde't call the
kettle black. He had a Chinaman
working for him. One day lie
begged off to do a little job iu
Courtenay, and wheu he cams
down towu next day saw bim
working in Mr, McPhee's garden.
Start right���its easier than to get
right afterwards.
The meeting closed  by sins'
the Nation il Alltuem.
Judge Had No jurisdiction
Judge Barker w.is brought here
from Cumberland yesterday afternoon, and opened court at _ p. Ul.
Mr, Callin asked him to summarily
voice, the doctor's! "Not this Inear several cases   iu   which   he
doctor, none of my patients go
there " Do we want two undertakers on our council? One should
be enough, two men from one firm
could not ..ct independently ou the
council. He was sorry to seo Dr.
Cromptou using his abilities to
abuse the citizens and candidates.
Why didn't he give the rest of the
men an opportunity to say something. His remarks about certain
candidates not setting the river
afire were uncalled for, Probably
he had heard his mother tell him
he would never set the rivet or. fire,
at any rate he had never set his
profession ou fire.
Mr. Wm. Duncan was the last
speaker. He said he had uo vote,
but he had a lot of property in the
city. Some ssy Mr, McPhee has
too many grey hairs, some say Mr.
Kilpatrick has too few. You have
plenty of good men who are capable of looking after your city,
when the old coillery Co were getting their franchise the settlers iu
the valley got them to agree to run
a pole line dowu through the valley to give the settlers light and
claimed certain parties had received
deeds to lots improperly. P. P.
Harrison of Cumberland, appeared
for the defendants and argued that
the court had no jurisdiction.
That liis clients had complied with
the law, aud that the notices were
improperly served. After hearing
the argument His Honor decided
that he had ro jurisdiction and
court was adjourned-
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St- Andrews' Sandwick
Service 2 p.m.     Sunday  School
and Bible Class 3 p.m.
Sunday School and  Bible Class
10:30 a. 111.    Service 11:30.   Even_
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St. Peter's Church, Comox
Services at St. Peter's cliureh Comox
on Sunday next will be, Holy Uuelirist
at 9 a. m. KvensmiK at J p. m. when
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"But oi course I'll go lo lier," sukl
Barbara. "1 have got uu hour before
.Miss Lacy and Mr, Osborne arrive.
(Jive n inossage lo .Mrs. Gray, will you,
I .pin, uml lell lier Unit 1 have just
gone to Vauxhall Bridge Road, but
will be back, whatever happens, before tan."
"Vou ain't afraid of the fog, arc
you, miss?" said Flora.
"No, nu, ol course nol, l could wulk
there blindfold."
"Tlio messenger suid he'd wait for
you, miss, so you won't be unprotected."
'���Then, that's all ri_.ht," suid Barbara���she ran to her room, put ou her
fur coat, and cup, and then rushed
downstairs. Unseen by anyone, she
left Dean's Yard, nnd accompanied
by the messenger, u red-haired boy
Willi a squint she walked as fast as
she could down Victoria street. She
was about half-way down when a lirm
hand was laid on her arm. It caught
her slim little arm with great vigor.
"Jly child���my little daughter���turn
and look at me, my littlo daughter. I
am your mother, 1 brought you into
the world, I have the lirst claim on
you, und I mean to enforce It���yes, to
enforce it. Come with me, my dei;,,
don't turn from the woman who���Oh!
my God! how hungry I am to kiss
Barbara's little face showed out of
the gathering fog as white as death.
"Oh, but I must not stay with yon,"
she said, "1 must not���1 dare not. Another time, if you aro my mother, but
let. me go free now, please, please!
Oh, vou frighten me when you look at
me like that!"
The messenger, who had been
whstling and chuckling, turned
Bharply at his moment; the woman
llickered her eyelids. In a moment
both Barbara's arm wero clutched behind her, a hand was put across her
mouth, and she was dragged down a
side street. This street, led Into another, and yet into another, until at
last they stopped before the door of a
house which seemed to be of the poorest, dirtiest, and most revolting nature. The boy still clutched Barbara.
She looked wildly round her. The fog
lay black and heavy In this cul-de-sac,
nnd women of the commonest, lowest
type, camu out of it and gazed at the
girl, nnd then vanishec*. Into ils
Meanwhile the other woman opened
the door of the. house with a latchkey, dragged Barbara in, and upstairs
to an Ill-furnished room.
'There," she said, turning to lhe
boy; "tlic.es your half-sovereign. You
have done well.   Now leafs us."
"Oh, but please, pleasa don't leave
me!" said Barbara; for even the boy
seemed a refuge from this woman,
who wore a twist.'d mouth and walked
with a limp.
The girl suddenly gathered up all
her courage. "1 won't slop here, and
you cannot, compel nie," she said.
"Go," said Mrs. Dunbar to the boy.
As she spoke she threw out her arms
In a theatrical manner. "Girl," she
said, "do you suppose that I mean to
e beaten by a scrap of a childV"
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sion of Barbara's face whicli caused 1
iho red-headed boy ni cease to whistle.
Mrs. Dunbar    walked witli him down
the passage. |
"If ever you  let  out  what  1  have
done," Bhe said, "you know the conse-;
quences.   Yoir _oso your post as errand
boy at Forris's, and then where will !
you he?   Keep your tongue silent, and
nothing will happen.   Now go."
The boy vanished. "Somehow 1 don't
Ilka it as much as when her talked to |
me last night," 1." thought, "and when ,
1 got the haddress of the mile lidy out i
of Hannah,   1 don't like it a bit now; I
there's my art-quid, lo be sure, but 1
don't like il, not me.   Tore little lidy,!
her  heyes  'ud  melt  down  into  yer." j
Meanwhile Florence Dunbar returned to Barbara. Barbara was crouching:
on a broken chair In the back part of
the  room,  her  little  cap  lay  on  the j
table.    The  poor child little guessed |
what  an  awful  place  she bad  been
taken   lo,  for  If I'hcsucy  street  was;
bad,  Kvo's Court was many degrees i
worse.    Hero  even  lho  police  would,
not  venture  except  in  twos.    There |
was not u house in the court which
was not the habitation of thieves and
worse.   The women had an expression
on their faces which caused the Innocent girl to shudder, but alas, alas!
the one she felt the deepest antipathy
to was the woman who spoke of her
as her child.
"Now girl," said .Mrs. Dunbar, "raise
your bead, and don't be silly. If you
are good to me, I'll he good to you���
yes, and very good. Vou don't suppose
I'm going to keep you long in this
hole'.' No fear. But Barbara"���the
voice suddenly softened, and Uie harsh
face Hushed���"1 am hungry for you,
little girl.    1 am y   .r mother."
"I cannot believe it," suld poor
"Then don't believe it, kid. But
whether you believe it or not, 1 stand
ln that relationship to you, and now
that I've got yon I don't mean to let
you go. 1 am called Florence Dunbar
round here, and bad as the meu and
women are, they're afraid of me. They
wouldn't injure a hair of your head,
because they fear me and my vengeance. Yes, I am called Florence
Dunbar, but my real name is Clementina Chance. Can you turn from yonr
mother? Have you indeed so cold a
"Mother," said Barbara, suddenly
altering her tone, and speaking with
great energy, "will you take me home
to Uncle Horace'.' lie will pay you at
once, I know, any sum you like to
ask. I'll get him to do it. Oh, mother,
mother, I wish I could; but I cannot
live with you!"
The woman's face turned crimson.
"I never heard of anything to beat
that!" she exclaimed. "Barbara, you
will be punished for your cruel speech.
I have a great deal to do and a great
deal to say to you. You stay quietly
in this room and food will be brought
to you. I'll return as soon as I ean.
But���a child says to her mother that
she cannot live with her, when that
mother's heart is starving for affection from her own flesh and blood.
But see if I don't pay you out, you
wicked  little  thing!"
With theso words, Florence Dunbar
fastened a tonne a little more rakishly
on her head, left the room and locked
the door, taking tlie key with her.
It is one of the merciful arrangements of Providence that when an awful blow falls we don't feel it in its
full significance at first. Barbara was
stunned; she felt cold and sick.
Iu some ways, perhaps, at that moment, the feelings of Mrs. Gray and
Miss Laey were more acute than Barbara's. The servant. Flora confessed
to Mrs. Gray that Miss Barbara had
gone with a ragged boy to Vauxhall
Bridge Road, but would be back again
without fall at ten. It was now past
eleven and there was no sign of thu
little girl. When Osborne appeared on
the scene he was told the terrible
news; a great shock seemed to go
right through his body; then, being
Ibe manly fellow he was, he pulled
himself together.
"This is the time to do, not to wail
and lament," was his thought���aloud
ho said, "1 must frankly say I do uot
like this story, but the llrst thing to
llnd out is whether Miss Chance went
to Mrs. Russell's or not. I'll go at
onee and Inquire. If the whole thing
was a hoax, we must put the matter
into the hands of the police."
"God bless you, sir," said Mrs. Gray.
The young man got quickly over tlio
As sooi. as he arrived at 124b Vauxhall Bridge Uoad, he rang the bell,
anil Hannah cam. tu the door.
"Is Mrs. Russell within'.'" uskud the
young man.
"She is, sir. But, 1 am jorry, If you
have come after apartments; . the
house is tiuite full, ll. always is al this
lime of year."
"I niave not come alter apartments,
I have come lo Inqulro if Miss Barbara
Chance ls here."
"Lord save us!" cried Hannah,
"Miss Barbara? No, sir, of course
"Can I see Mrs. liussell at. once.'"
Mrs. Russell, who had I ecu listening in her own litllo parlor, now sailed
into the hall. She was struck once
again by the gracious aud, as she expressed it, "elegant appearance" of
the young man who had come in
search of Barbara.
"Sir! sir!" she said, "whatever is
"I don't know, Mrs. liussell. 1 am
afraid something is very wrong. A
hoy arrived ut Dean's Yard this morning about nine o'clock with a message
purporting to be from you; to Bay
that Miss Octavia llenslowe w'as very
111, and that the doctor would not answer for her life, unless Miss Barbara
Chance went Immediately to see her."
"The Lord save us! The Lord preserve us! I never sent such a message."
"There now," said Hannah, who, to
their astonishment, had come into the
room.    "Ii  Is all  my  fault -all  my
fault!    God help me,    God help nie!"
"What  have  you  done,  Hannah?"
said  .Mrs.  Russell, turning with  rage
in her lace to the woman.
"Why, there was u boy who came
round last night, a boy who used to
be a friend of Dan's, and he asked and
begged to see Miss Barbara���Miss
Barbara, lie said, had promised him
that if be was a good boy, sho would
help him to do bis lessons, and I
thought no harm in giving liim her address."
"Then you have done it!" said Mr-,
liussell. "For God's suke, woman,
leave the room now, or 1 won't he accountable for what I say to you. Sir,
the cliild has been kidnapped, and hy
a wicked woman! Sir! You won't
leave a stone unturned lo save her:'
Oh! the little darlin'! What is to
be done?"
"We'll, do our best, Mrs. Russell,
1 see by "your face that you aro honest
and true.'
"That I am, sir, and 1 would lay
down my life for Miss Barbara. 1 love
her so fondly."
"Everybody loves her," said Osborne. "But now 1 am going to put
the matter into tho hands of the police."
He went immediately to Scotland
Yard, gave us good a description as
ho could of Barbara, of lhe boy, and
of the woman who to a certain extent
had been described to bim by Mr.
Sunningley the evening before. The
consequence was, that a detective in
private clothes camo immediately to
see Mrs. Gray, in order to get a fuller description of the person who had
followed them on the day thoy hud
left Vauxhall Bridge Road to go back
to Dean's Yard.
Another detective was set to watch
for tbo boy. Dan was questioned; he
said he knew' nothing about him, that
he was no friend of his. As to poor
Hannah, she was almost beside herself
with grief at her carelessness and
"wickedness," as Mrs. Russell expressed it. \n short, lhe entire house at
Vauxhall Bridge Road was in a turmoil, caused by the fact that little
Barbara was lost.
Miss Octavia, who had been a shade
better and was beginning to revive
and to try to pass the hours until her
dear little girl came again, went from
one fainting tit to another. Miss Lavinia, iu a rage, shook her and said !
that at this rate she would be a |
ruined woman, with so many doctor's
bills to meet.
Osborne", having done his best at
Scotland Yard, went to see a private
detective whom be happened to know,
and who had once been employed by
his father on an intricate piece of
work. This man also took charge of
the case, and his hopes were very
strong that little Barbara would quickly be found. "It is an interesting
case," said the private detective. "A
woman of that sort Is very sharp. She
is doing it for blackmail, and until
she gets it, she won't let the cliild
go. She can't possibly want her for
any other object."
tooyn;H_q"B��� li_rc:?a ..mMthe.he
"If it is only blackmail she wants, I
will give her all I possess," said
Ralph, "but 1 doubt if there are not
many motives mixed up in her conduct, a queer sort of wild passion for
the child herself, which is beyond and
above money, and whicli money cannot reach."
"That will mako tho matter very
complicated," said the detective. "Let
me think." He pressed his hand to
bis forehead; after a time, he said,
"If, Mr. Osborne, the woman wishes to
keep the gin, she will probably get
her out of England as quickly as possible; we must, therefore, have all
tlie usual porls watched, in case she
slips out of our hands."
"Well, you will do your best," said
Osborne; "spare neither time nor
money. I must now go and break this
terrible thing to Mr. Sunningley.
Osborne reached the lawyer's chambers between twelve and one that
day. Tlie more anxious lie. grew, the
deeper ulso grew his love for the girl
who had been his companion In the
happy days of bis boyhood, and who
had never for a moment been forgotten lu his life of adventure.
"I will llnd her���God helping me, I
will llnd her," he murmured to himself.
(To be Continued)
Turkey   Doomed
Fir centuries Turkey has played a
sinister part in the affairs of Europe,
Wily, barbaric and obstinate, the
Ottoman Empire bus held ils own on
the Bosphorous, ov_i wheu the whole
of Europe wanted to be rid of the Intruder.
If it bad not been for England's fear
of Russian designs on India the unspeakable Turk would have been obliterated three-quarters of a century
ago. Gratitude for continued existence
ought to have kept Turkey out of this
wnr, oven bad there been no other
motive. As It Is, with Russia, France
and Great Britain arrayed against it,
the Turkish empire is bound to fall.
^I.ero was r time when the soldiers
of ihe Sultan were mighty warriors,
but that day has gone by. And Germany has too large a contract on her
hands In other directions to be ablo
to save her latest ally,���Philadelphia
Evening Ledger.
Warned   England  to Prepare Against
Prussia's Ambition to  Become
Dominant World  Power
Since the private individuals in any
civilized country do not hate the private individuals of any other civilized
country, why are governments hostile
to oue another": Why ure not nations
controlled by the inlluences that control Individuals'; Would not tho question of war or peace, if submitted to
a referendum of all the people, have
prevented any modern war? Are
groups of men prompted by motives
and led by forces that do uot move individual men? Is it true that l'or mystical reasons men are sane, kindly,
humane individually, and insane,
cruel, Inhuman collectively?
Naive questions, perhaps, but they
lie behind much of tho discussion of
thu causes of this ghastly fratricide
that has torn civilization apart. If, in
deed it bo truo that the destiny is
guided not by human Intelligence or
human will I ut by a blind, uncou-
scioi s, unknowable, irresistible fore .
In whose hands nations and races are
only playthings, then efforts to elude
llieir fate are as vain and foolish as
would bo an attempt to stop a cyclone
or an earthquake.
That thought is one of tlie many
striking things in a striking boon
just now iu vogue���a fragmentary and
unfinished ami one-sided book, as suggestive for what it omits as for what
il contains, a bravo and logical and
brilliant book, written last year by the
late ,1. A. Crumb, professor of modern
history in Queen's college, London. Ils
colorless title, "Germany und Eng-
laml," might well havo been "Tbo
Necesity and tlio Bciiellceuce of War."
Somewhat thus runs the gifted author's argument;
England should seek to understand
Germany, of whose history, literature,
temper and motives she Is densely ignorant. Especially should Englishmen
read Trietschke and learn from him
Prussia's spirit and alms, her animosity and contempt for England.
"World dominion or downfall" has long
been Prussia's slogan. Pacificism, a
growing force in English literature
and politics, is a fatal delusion, a
specious and glittering beauty, a vain
Ideal, followed by "nerve cranks." ln
Europe, "every advance in politics or
religion has iieen a I tended by war."
Advance without war in the future
will be as impossible as in the past.
And war is not wholly evil. It assumes forms that sometimes are
"dazzling in their beauty, sometimes'
aro wrapt in a kind of transcendental
wonder." In the heroism displayed in
war is an element akin to the courage
of Captain Scott and of Captain Oates
and their men on the Ice Ileitis of the
Antarctic. It transcends reason. It is
not utilitarian. It is above and beyond
ordinary human motives of gain, lt
is a mysterious force that mnkeB men
spurn ease and comfort and lifts life
above life.
It. is, however, possible to detect the
controlling idea of war���the idea of
empire. World empire is tho stake.
Germany has consciously visualized
the idea. Treltschke was its prophet.
He was one of the greatest of all
Germans, as Lord Salisbury was the
greatest of modern Englishmen. Professor Cramb's admiration for Trietschke ls unbounded. More than any
other German he was responsible for
anti-English sentiment lu tho Fatherland. His teachings, that England's
sun is setting and Germany's rising,
that there can be no rest for Germany
until England is destroyed, have become the gospel of Young Germany.
Professor Cra'tnb intimates that in bis
belief the ultimate issue is uncertain. Fifteen months before the event
he saw that war between England and
Germany was inevitable. He held that
disarmament, arbitration, peace congress, internationalism, were empty
Moreover, he rather welcomed war,
and ho could "imagine the ancient,
mighty deity ot all tlie Teutonic kindred, throned above the clouds, looking
serenely down upon the conflict, upon
his favorite ch..dren, the English,
and the Germans, locked in n death
struggle, smiling upon the heroism of
tbe children of cdln, tho war god."
Both the war god and the professor
may chuckle at tho wholesale slaughter and the desolation and tlie rolapso
Into barbarism, but they will hardly
make us forget, the momentous and
significant fact that democracy is
everywhere rising, that the spirit of
human brotherhood Is growing, that
absolutism and autocracy, whicli have
held the democracies of Europe In restraint, are doomed.
Odin, the war god, is a powerful
monster, the enemy of his cousin,
Balder, the god of wisdom, peace and
good will. Odin is an autocrat, Balder
a democrat. He cannot doubt which
will triumph in the end.���Boston
How   Advertising   Pays
Tbe following resolution was passed
tit the 55th annual convention of the
Fruit Growers' association of Ontario:
"That this association desires to express its appreciation of the enterprise of Sir George E. Foster, minister
of trade and commerce, in advertising
I throughout Canada the merits of the
Canadian apple with a view to its
increased  home consumption.
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domestic consumption of tbo Canadian apple, and tbat the department be
asked to continue the campaign next
Useful Germs
So much has been said and wrlttob
aboul germs us disease producing that
wo are inclined to lliinlt of tbem ai
only harmful. "Health Notes," tha
official bulletin of the Stato Board ot
Health of Florida reminds us lhat
there ure such things us useful germs.
It says; "Speaking of useful germs,
il Is a fact that tbey uro vory, vorjr
useful and wo would bo ln u bud way
without them. Wo couldn't make any
wine, or beer, or whiskey, without
gorms, for that ia what ferments are.
Those ferments change tho sugar lata
alcohol, and that Is called alcoholic
fermentation. Wo couldn't mako vino-
gar without them, for that Is another
process of fermentation. Tho ferments effect changes producing acotle
add, and that is called acetic acid fermentation, aud that is tbo way vinegar
Is made. Vanilla ls made from the
vanilla bean, but the bean has to bs
fermented, or wc would have no
vanilla. Leather cannot bo tanned, or
llax retted but by tho aid of germs.
Milk would not sour and cheese could
not be made, but that germs bring it
about. The yeast that ls used for
making a loaf of bread is a mass ot
germs. They attack the starch iu the
Hour and liberate a gas, which tills
the dough wtih tiny bubbles, and
causes lt to "rise" as we say. A disease-producing germ of tbe gas-producing kind ls known and sometimes
gets Into a wound, and causes the part
to swell like the rising of broad.
But more important of all the
germs ls that great group which tears
down vegetable and animal tissue, after it is uead, and nitrifies it, and
makes it suitable for plant food again.
ie amount of life on the earth is determined largely by the activity ot
this class of germs." ,
"Well, old chap, what luck today?"
"Nothing but a couple of churches
and a peasant's barn. What did you
"Me? Ob, I had a greut day. I blew
up a college, a library, a cathedral,
uiree hosiitals and a lent of Red
Cross nurces."
"Bully for you, old chap, you a_
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thirty pfennigs."���Life.
Dealer���Well, sir, of course you
must take the 'oss or leave im. There
'e is, with hall is hlmperfections on
is 'ead," as the poet says.
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An Irish editor, in speaking of the
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"Her cup cf miseries has been for
ages overflowing, and Is not yet full."
"I suppose you have heard of the
Fool Killer."
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"That ls quite obvious."
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from a box of liis best new laid eggs.
"Oh, I do hope 1 have not bro'ien
them?"  she  cried.
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May Return Old Hanoverian
Kingdom to Power
lt is announced from I'etrograd
that the czar will set up the kingdom
of Hauover, now incorporated in
Western Prussia, if lie crushes Germany with the aid of the allies. His
choice for king will be the young
Duke ot Brunswick, although the
Luke's father, the Duke of Cumberland, is living. The Duke of Cumberland is the heir to the throno of Hanover, a claim he has never beeu able
to enforce. The son is now lighting
iu the ranks of the kaiser's army.
Hanover opposed Prussia in many
wars, starting at least as far back as
Frederick the Great's time. At the
close of the six weeks' war, about half
a century ago, Prussia absorbed Hanover and eeposed the like of kings.
There was a great hubbub ln the
Prussian royal family when the six
sons of the kaiser learned their pretty
sister was in love with tho young mau
upon whom the crown of Hanover
would have descended, had not iho
Prussian mailed list intervened. They
usted that the marriage should nol
tnke place unless the I Hike of Brunswick formally renounced all claims to
the throne of Hanover and swore unconditional allegiance to the house of
llohen/.ollern. They called upon their
sister, as a loyal llohenzollern, lo give
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Hut the princess declared she would
marry tho Duke cf Brunswick even
If It mount exile and impoverishment.
Perhaps sho had an intuitive feeling
that the crown would some time rest
on her brow if sho stood lirm. At any
rate, the young couple won their
point, and were married without conditions. Following tho birth of her
baby there was general reconciliation
ou the surface at least.
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le u passenger who wus n clergyman,
'we shall all lu  iu hoaveu."
"Uor forbid!" was tho prayerful
tnswor of the divine."
Bitter Out of Sight
The ready applicant for a "job" had
unexpectedly obtained what he aslted
and was set to wheel top dressing tor
gardening operations. Half way
through the morning his temporary
employer had occasion to criticize his
method of going to work.
"Why don't you push Ihe wheelbarrow Instead of dragging it after
you?" be was askc.. "It would save
you trouble."
"Not me," growled Weary Willie
disgustedly. "I'm sick of the sight of
the blamed thing."
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Out of "Caste"
Many people, unless actually familiar with the wuys tnd customs of the
i..itive of India, have little idea as
to how superstltlo. , many of these
people are, especially with regard to
their "caste" system.
In this dls.rict, not very long ago,
a coolie, whilst passing through the
jungle, was suddenly attacked and
mast severely mauled by a bear.
His comrades, however, although
they knew that a few miles distant
there was a well equipped hospital,
convoyed him to a village close by,
whore he was kept without medical
assistance of any kind and In a blazing sun for three days.
When eventually brought into the
hospital the man's plight may be better imagined than described. The surgeon and his assistants managed to
keep him alive, but his face is so dis-
llgured that he Is known In the district as the "reache wallah" (bea."
man). The most extraordinary thing
about this case Is thnt the iinl'i rlun-
ate person wus, during the time he lay
In the hospital, considered by the
fraternity to be unclean, with the result that his own wife was, through
attending to his requirements, thrown
out of "cii-.te."���The India Gazette,
Flower   of   Youth   of   Europe   Being
"Never in his vision of Inferno did
Dante imagino anything to compare
with the unspeakable reality of the
spectacle of the battlefield of the
So wrot ��� Pierre Cha; Ion, formerly
of Montreal, lighting In the ranks of
the I-0. ch army in Northern
"The battle which has just been
fought on the Marne resulted in a
brilliant victory for the Allies. Tonight I walked over a part of the
1 attlelield near Revlguy, and as i
write I am still affected by the terrible impression of that visit.
Thousands of men are there, lying
in tlie mud caurod by the recent rains, dead or dying, slashed
t.nd mutilated, forming ns it were an
immense human melange, from which
comes unceasingly screams of distress and groans of agony.
The littlo river Cheu is literally
dammed with German corpses, on
which our troop3 crossed without
welling their feet. The rain falls ia
torrents. The wounded that we picu
up are but human pa/odies, bundles
of mini and blood, shapeless bodies
whose only sign of life takes the
form of noarse groans of pain. Who
will lake the responsibility of this
mighty hecatomb? What punishment
is reserved lor tho man who has
caused the flower of the youth of
Europe to be massacred?"
"We advance with great difficulty.
Our bootL stic; in tlie mud and
clotted blood. A terrible feeling of
horror grips us. We march on almost without knowing what we are
doing. Wo are mere automatons, unable to think, stupid, dumb, crazed
with horror by the enormity of tlio
"A soldier wallows iu a pool of
mud. Anolher, whom we pick up
is still alive, although his lower jaw
Is completely gi__e. Here, a man
both of whose legs are broken, drugs
himself along on his bleeding limbs.
There another, whose shoulder has
b en shot on', utteir a gram of agony.
Farther oft', mowed down by our terrible 75 centimeter guns, piled one
on the other, hones and men form
a terrible heap, those on top, stricken In their last charge, still holding
their ;:abres In their stiff hands,
arms, outstretched.
"Words cannot describe the horrible vision, the terrifying spectacle
of these dead and wounded, annihilated in the awful shock of armed
nations in this, the most civilized era
since creation. May this war be the
last spasm of the war monster on
o.t planet."
General     Smlth-Dorrien     Trusts     In
Hono.  of   he Soldier
Oe-ieral Smitli-Ilorrien, who has]
earned snch high prulse from Sir
John French, is the most popular
general in the British army, because
during the whole of his career the
soldiers' welfare has always occupied
first place in his programme.
Nine-tenths of his service has beeu
passed in India, and it was there at
Quetta that he built the lirst soldiers' club that the army has known.
The general's first public appearance in England was made on a Wes-
leyan platform, from which he delivered a lengthy speech in favor of
ameliorating the discomforts of bat-
rack life.
He is one of the few soldiers who
can speak eloquently and without
The acts which perhaps have endeared him to Tommy Atkins mora
than any others were the repeal of
piquet duty and the freedom granted
to soldiers during manoeuvres.
Ilntii General Smlth-Dorrien took
command at Ahlorshot piquets of four
or eight men paraded the streets until
midnight. General Smlth-Dorrien put
the soldiers on his honor not to misbehave himself In the public, slreet.]
aud abolished the piquets. They ha\j
i.evor been reinitated.
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he wildly
The Suicide
"Farewell, false    world."
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Tlie frightened damsel vainly tries
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Into the rushing tide he flops.
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"101. did it like a pair of clams'."
The chief yells from the shore.
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Two Irishmen met once nnd r_orred
to the illness of a third. "Poor Michael
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Thought She Recognized Him
"Even animals show their feeling,"
remarked De Wolf Hopper, the comedian, to a friend the other day. "Only
yesterday an animal showed me gratitude. I was wandering along a stream
In the country when I met a cow :n
great distress. Her cali was drowning. I plunged in the water and rescued the calf and the grateful cow
licked my hand,"
'"Hint wasn't gratitude, replied the
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When Dr. Cromptou was tellin*
tis all about the liappy foreign
homes .s.ippoited by Dan Kilpatrick, lie forgot to mention the one
kept in England by his henchman,
Read, supported by the ratepayers
of this district while the said
henchman is having a gay old time
about town.
The elections are over, and the
people have decided by their votes
who shall administer their affairs
for the forthcoming year, Whether
they have chosen wisely or not remains to be seen. We bow to the
will of the people. There is a
whole lot of talk about protests etc,
but it would be better for all concerned to let it go at talk- There's
nothing to be gained, and our city
will be the laughing stock of the
whole province.
For Sale��� Fresh cows, pen of
Pekin ducks imported pigs. Ridley
Thompson's ranch, Dove Creek.
Ranch to rent.
Jack Beaton was also among
those drafted for active service
with the 3rd contingent, and is
now on the way to Europe,
Al the annual meeting of the
Comox Farmers' Institute the following officers were elected for the
ensuing term. President, Thomas
Pearse; ist Vice Pies, W. Urquhart; 2nd Vice Pres. G. Dalziel;
Secretary, J. Halliday, Directors.
R. Carter, W, J. McQuillan, Hugh
Clarke. W, Duncan, W. Wain, J.
Williamson, F. Pigott.
Mr. D. Ryan and family have the
sincere sympathy of a host of
friends in this district in the loss of
their little daughter Ethal Agnes,
who was burned to death ou Sunday morning. She had got up
after her father had lighted a fire
in the grate, and had gone out,
and gone too near the blaze, A
heavy gale was blowing aud the
draft through the fire place drew
her nightgown into the flames,
She was taken to the hospital immediately, but succumbed in a few
moments to her burns. The funeral
took place on Tuesday to St, Andrew's Presbyterian burying
ground. Rev. T, Menzies officiating
at the house and  graveside,   The
I pall bearers were VV, Ardley. W.
Fraser, Max Grant, and Wilfred
The new Anglican Church in Courlenay was, on Wednesday last, formally
opened by the Lord Bishop of Colombia
and (dedicated to J3t. John the Divine
The service was well attended in spite of
tho heavy snow storm and the Bishop
was attended by the Revs. C. G, Hop-
bum B. A., of the Columbia Coast Mission, test A. Bischlayer A. K. C,, vicar
of Holy Trinity, Cumberland. The
course of the service was interrupted by
the sudden extinguishing of the elrctrlc
lights, and to a tree falling against the
wires and causing theui to break. Fortunately a uumber of storm lanterns ami
lamps were available and after a slight
pauso the service proceeded. The sermon was preached by the Bishop who
chose as his text Ps.'90, 16. The dedi-
catioa prayers were used by the Bishop
i��t the close of the service. Amongst
special gifts presented to the church are
!the altar, made and given by Mr. S.
1 Taylor; the communion vessels given by
J the Victoria branch of the W. A.; the
I frontols and dossals given by All Saints
1 E, Finehley, London (the white frontal
j being old work of the Italian school);
' ona carved oak lectern given by St.
Peter's. Colchester; the organ, electric
light, fittings, fount (not yet arrived)
etc. The |interior lining to the church
has been omitted owing to the lack of
funds as it was deemed right to expend
only such, sums as were actually given.
Tlie Contractor is Mr. A, II. Westrup, of
Little River. Tlie building can be looked upon as a purely local productfon
having been designed and eqecuted entirely by local meu, and constructed, as
far as possible, of local materials.
A social gathering of the members of
the Anglioan church was held on Thursday evening ia the K. of P. hall, to enable the young people so meet the Bishop,
Refreshments were served by Mesdames
Hurford and Bailey, assisted by others
of "the ladies. Short speeches were
made by the vicar and the Bishop, and a
programme of music was rendered which
was mncn enjoyed.
Services on Sunday. HolyJ Communion S.30, St. John's, Courtenay, Mattins
and Holy Communion 11.0, -St. Andrew's
Evensong, 7.30 p, m,, St. John's.
Preacher, the Bishop.
The  Annual   Meeting
Courtenay Liberal Association
Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 1915
K. of P. Hall, Courtenay
P. L. ANDERTON, Secretary
For Sale By Tender
A one-roomed cabin partly furnished.
Also a quantity of dry stove wood, the
property of the late Samuel Henry
Davis, will be [recieved by the undersigned up to the 15th day of fariuary,
Lowest or any  tender uot  necessarily
Official Administrator
Dated this 31st day of December, 1.14.
General Merchant
Have Y u Begun the "New Year" Right ?
To begiu the New Vear right you will require to begin buying
from W. O, McKean, he sells for less.    See quotations below;
Coal Oll$1.80 per tin Braid's Best Coffee lOo per 1 lb. tin
Canned Peas, Thistle Brand, lie per tin, uot more than 0 tins to a oustomer
Canned TomatoeB, Thletle Brand, 21-2. 2 tins for 23c, not more than 0 tins to
"ii utomer B. 0, Milk, 20 oz. tin, llle per tin
Corn Stin eh, firrtquality, 10o peJ pkg, Mooneyi Soda Biscuits in pails SOc
Gall Pan '���!���������   ! Fickle- or Chow Chow, HOc per gallon
(11,1 Dutch Cleanser, 10c per tin Lye, lCc per tin
Lunch Tongue, Australian packed, _>3 per lib tin
Wetbys Mincemeat 10c per pkg. Heinz Mincemeat, in bulk, 20c per lbj
Above nre net priceH, no discount
General Merchant
ful li    ' c'
one of our perfect
V.     I
filling and
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We have designed many new
models to lend __i_ctivcness
to this year's gowns.
So, get one ocst suited to your
It is as important lo be well corseted
as it is to be well gowned. A poor
corset will spoil tlie appearance of
even the best filing (.owns, whereas
a C-C a la Grace Corset will set it off
to the utmost possible advantage.
has a fine new slock of
Fancy Dry Goods
Comox Creamery
45c pe" lb. this week
1 OR
Sand and Gravel
Rates Reasonable
CI 1 1      I _ 1
obblctitone ana
tic Tank Work
All Work Guaranteed
A. Beve?ii!ge, Courtenay Hot;!
The annual meeting of the patrons aud
shareholders of  the   Comox   Creamerp
Association 1,. 1.   will   be   helu   at   the
g~r. ,-��� !   , [    ���{���;--   !.     P -      jjr
Tuesclay, Jan, 19U. al 8 p.m.
s some questions vitally concerning
the dairy interests of tl ��� ,,; '���''' '"'" bi
brought forwad.   il   i>  e   ..   tlj   li ped
th"t all the milk producer! ... tl -y
will make a special effort to attend,
Bargains in Shirts and Fancy Vests
Loggie Bros.
Next Royal Bank Phone 34
Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!
A Genuine Bargain Sale
Lady's, Misses, Children's,   Boys'   and
Men's Shoes to go at Big Reductions
All New Stock
A fine line ofBoys[and Men's Sweaters at cost price
Parkin Bros.
Telephone 4 SANDWICK
Up-to-Date and accurate
Maps showing the limits of
the newly incorporated area
of the City of Courtenay
Mill Street Courtenay
Barrister   nnd JSollcltor,   Notary  Public
P, O. Box 209
Phone 24 Courtenay
Telephone M 92     COMOX, B. C.
".     r. !D..__ CIGARS"
(___���' ���"_ Blacksmiths
tour  Patronage.    Careful Attention
Given to Jiias��� l-'oct
Plastering Contractor
Estimates 1'uriiislied   Work Guaranteed
First-Class Plumbing
Hot Water and Steamfitting
Jackson & Whittle
Phone 9 Courtenay
Great 'Millinery Sale
Must Clear
Hats from 50c. to $5
Also Trimmings and Notions tiOb n > __i_i. v
OF Cui_Wl_
ii^_._.s_. _L_<
r ti   p.cj   -  , jdent
 j, Aaa . General Manajer
CAPITAL $I5,000,Ou13 JIE^VE FUND, S13M000
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is given to ever)' account. Small accounts
���re welcomed.    Accounts may be opened anil operated by mail.
Accounts may bo opened in tlie names of two or more persons, withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. 821
F. C. BROCK, Acting Mana^r, Courlenay and Comox Branches
Comox branch open on Tuesdays, from 11 to 3
Results of the Polling
Kilpatrick elected by  5 majority
BODEN. N. H., 40
CREECH, E. T., 41
KERTON, A. E., 45
McKENZIE, J. W.. Jr., 57
Mr. and Mrs. Ji.ck McKenzie, of
Comox, entertained a number cf
relatives and friends nt 7 o'clock
dinner, 011 Friaay Jan, 8th, tlieir
20th. wedding anniversary, Mrs
Cliff, Dr. and Mrs. Millard, Mr.
Pritchard, Mrs. \. hnlen, Mr. H,
Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Martin,
and Mr, Sharp, were among the
invited guests. The table w;.s decorated with polled plants, ferns,
and red, wyile, ar.d blue ribbons,
and was laden with all sorts cf
delicacies, including, (imagination)
soup, turkey, chicken, wedding
cake, etc. Grate being said, the
guests dip full justice to the supper.
One lady wns heard to remark that
it excelled the supper given by the
Masons at their last "ball" in Courtenay. After supper a very appropriate speech was made by Dr.
Millard, in which he referred to
Mr. and Mrs, McKenzie's wedding
supper, given twenty year* before,
at wdiich he (Dr.) was present.    He
t_;n proposed a toast, ''The health
air! prosperity of ourhostatid hostess," which was responded to by
Mr. McKenzie in a few well chosen
words. Later in the evening the
young people arrived, Dancin
and cards occupied the rest of
evening, with an interval for luncheon, About ,3.30 a in. the guests
all gathered togct.er and sang
"Ai. d _nng Syne," "He's a Jolly
Good Fellow," aud "Gcd Save the
King," Mr. and Mrs. Martin
furnished the nni'sic for the evening, Mr. Martin bavin', plaved at
their hosts weddings upper. Tbree
cheers were giyen, aud the party
broke up, each feeling satisfied
that tbe manner of entertainment
1)}' their host and hostess left nothing to be desired.
Card of Thanks
Mr. and Mrs. D. Ryan, desire to -express llieir sincere thanks to the many
friends who sent floral offerings anil
messages of sympathy in connection with
the death and funeral of llieir daughter'
D. Ryan.
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Now's the time to prepare for next year's harvest
Yonr harvest will be bigger, better next year if
you put in more time on llie farm. Drive a Ford���
and reduce from a matter of hours to a matter of
minutes, time spent in those necessary trips to
town during llie busy season. Seventeen thousand Canadian farmers drive the Ford because it's
a time-saver���money-saver���and pleasure-giver.
i'onl Touring Car #590. l'ord l.unrd.out $540. Ford
Coupelet $850.   Ford Sedan   1150,    Fi    [ Town Car $840
(All cars sold fully oqulppwl f.n. 1>. Fo_ 1, Ont.l
Buyers of thos<; practical cars will share in proflta if wo   _U
30,000 now Ford eon between Au_isl I, um and Augusl I, 1815
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They sell for 10 cents a package.
k at Robertson's
Card of Thanks
I desire to sincerely thank the electors
for their support aud confidence in electing nie nn Alderman at the election on
Thursday, and can assure them that I
will do my hest to serve theni effectively.
W. 11. Kirkwood.
Card of Thanks
I desire to sincerely than!; the electors
for their suppoit aim confidence in electing me as mayor at the election on
Thursday, and can assure them that I
will do my hest to serve them efficiently.
Daniet, Kim'atkick.
Card of Thanks
I desire to sincerely thank the electors
for their support and confidence in electing me as alderman at the election on
Thursday, and can assure theni that I
will do my hest to servr theni efficiently.
J. W. McKknzik, Jr.
Card of Thanks
I desire to thank the electors for their
votes and I hope I shall he ahle to do
them full justice.
w. f. Robertson.
Card of Thanks
I desire to sincerely thank the electors
for their support and confidence in electing me as alderman at the election on
Thursday, and can assure them that I
will do my best to serve them efficiently.
Geo. B. Lbichron.
Card of Thanks
I herewith tender my thanks to my
friends who oupportnd me at the poll.
And I also sincerely thank those gentlemen who came to mc on the morning of
election and told me theit reasons for
withdrawing tlieir support after promising it, and assure" them that I have no
ill-feeling in the matter.
N. H. BonEN'.
Card of Thanks
I desire to sincerely thand the electors
for their support and confideuce in electing me as alderman at the election on
Thursday, and can assure them that I
will do my best to serve them efficiently,
John Johnston, Lake Trail.
Card of Thanks
I desire to sincerely thank the Electors
for their support and confidence in electing me ns alderman at the Flection on
Thursday, and can assure them that I
will do my best to serve them efficiently.
K. _, Crompton.
In Uie Matter of the Official Administra
tor's Art nnd Amending Acts, and in
tin Matter of Samuel Henry Davis,
TAKli NOTICE by order of His Hon
or Judge Darker, of the County
Court of Naniamo, made ou the 9th day
f December .1914 at Cumberland Registry 1, the undersigned, was appointed
administrator of all and singular the
estate of the above named Deceased, All
claims against the said Estate must be
properly verified ami presented to the
undersigned within 30 days from the
date hereof.
And all parties indebted to said Estate
are required to pay the amount of their
indebti dress to me forthwith.
Official Administrator.
Dated this 31st day of December 1914.
Men This _  four C^un-nity
20c|�� Discount
HoLb _rlin ^Tailored  TV Me.> _��ire
Suits and Overooab
Special  December  Selling*  Only
Sole Agents
Phone  1
Comox    Co-Operative   S ciety
Dealers in all kin 1
Butter,   Eggs   ind   F
Produce,   Cool:, d
Specialty.    We sell or.
best.    Prices arc   tlwa
and   satisfactory.
best prices fer ; ro :
Phone No. 2
i  nay
What  Electricity Will D
A 16 candle-po.er Tungsten Lamp for 3 hour-ar..!
times us much light as you gel from i cents wi rtli
A 6 pound Flutiron 11 minutes
An Electric Washer, having a capacity of 12 "sheets to the
long enough to clean 15 sheets
An  Electric  Vacuum Cleaner  long  enough to clean   522   sqi
of carpit
A Pump long enough to raise 100 gallon* of'water 34 feet
A Toaster Ion;,' enough to produce 7 slicis of toast
A Sewing Machine for 1 1-2 hours
An Electric Percolator long enough to produce 2 cups of c������"-
A.Heating Pan for 1 1-2 to 3 hours
A Domestic Grinder and Buffer for 54 minutes
A Chafing Di_i 9 minutes
Al_>ot Wanner for 26 minutes
A Water Heater and bring to boil 3-4 of a quart of watt i
Come in and let us demonstrate our Little Giant Water II, .-..
The Courtenay Electric Light, He. t & Pew
Phone 35 or 65 Office Mill Street
- i
Palace Livepy
The Watson : m ^
Lot 180, Comox Di
Horses and Buggies for Hire u>
Terms cash. I
We also attend  to wood hauling| "etulers to rem
1 ior one, two 01   ' :
Ootirtenay Phone 25
scut to us ou or bet
next, thr- 14th ins
Phone 10
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7 Passenger Cole Car
Terms strictly cash j  J[ Q        JJ)*> '
Palace Liver)' & Feed Stables,
 !       or
Not to
The former is    1
sary   wheu  Bre
Courtenay Br. ce
andby reason
(many votarie
habit and
::.  t
'��� un
Bar supplied with the finest brands of
Liquors and Cigars
JOS. WALKER       -       -      Proprietor
Comox, B. C.
First-class   Accommodation.    Best
Quality Wiries I<iquprs and Cigars
R.  McCuish, Prop.
J  Cumberland Hotel
Ooo . Accomodation       Cuslne Kxcellen j
Wm. Merryfield
Try an Ad.  in  The Review
W. Aitken
Opposite new 1
Review want ada nay, ity om ITHE   REVIEW.   COURTNEY,   B. C.
! ___
You will (ind relief in Zam-Buk!
It cases tli_ burring, stinging
pain, _1. p. b'ee. itr and brings
ease. Pereeveranco, with ?.ir,u
Cnk, means can. Why not prova
thit- ?  AU Druttatsts and Stone.���
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A  reader < t the tv^ro communl- J
oatee to that newspaper lha following
prediction, dated 1700, taken from tlie I
archives o( Cautoreta;
"When horseless vehicles run in the
itt Is;
"When inon eau spenlt from one end
cf tho world to the other;
��� in the year nil l;
"In Mny there will be talk of  _ar|
"in June It will be decided on;
"in July li  will oe declared;
"in August there will he tears In llie
Byes of mothers nnd sweethearts;
"In September hostilities will continue."
. .0 child should l,o allowed to suffer
an hour from worms when prompt relief can bt got in a simple but strong
remedy���Mother Graves' Worm Ex-
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The postage stamp is always up-to-1
date and Cuba gives us the latest'
example of keeping up wifi the times,
An entirely new set 1ms just been is-1
sued showing on the regular postal
issues n map of the island with lines
matting tlie principal steamship connections with neighboring countries.
The special delivery stamp is even;
more Interesting, It shows an aero-!
plane of modern type flying over
Moro Castle at the entrance to Hav-I
ana harbor. Tlie stamp is unique and
should bo sought with keen interest
by hoy or girl collectors.
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In Sept., lUliG,  Mr. Wm. Outride,  of
Lachute urged  ine to try Ml...Will's
LINIMENT,     which  I did  with  the
most satisfactory results and today 1
am as well as evar in my life.
Vours sincerely,
The Sapient Clerk
A learned young woman of Boston
was spending her vacation in a little place in Northern Maine. To llie
local hook shop of the village she
went one afternoon and made known
her mental wants to tlie clerk:
"I should like the 'Letters of Jane
Welsh Carlyle."
"I beg your pardon, miss," said the
clerk, "bin this ain't no post office."
The Salt���Yes, mum, that's a man-
The Lady���llow interesting: and
what is that little one just In front':"
The Salt���Oh, tnat's just a tug,
The Lady���Oh, yes, oE course; iug
of war.   I've heard of them.
Let Them
For Themselves
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atkl cream or milk, and a
sprinkle of sugar if you wish.
Then be the judge of
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Many Prominent Stars Are Serving
in the Armies
fho war is playing havoc with
grand opera In Europe and the managers are al llieir wits' ends to get
male singers, most of whom are serving their various countries at iho
li is unlikely thai London will have
Us usuul opera season al Convent Garden next sunnier, nor ,: ill Ihe IU ll-
am Russian season take place.
Herman impress; rios are making
brave attempts to carry on their operatic season, for ono performance of
"Parsifal" tha principal tenor had to
be requisitioned from the barracks
and seal back  to duly afterward.
tan Only F.nil Re i:i by Toning tlie Nerves'
Wiih New Rich Blood
Tlie woman Who "Hies to pieces"
over tlie least noise ur excitement
soon fades nnd loses her good looks.
Dark rings appear under her eyes, the
lines about her mouth and forehead
deepen und lengthen, tho eyes become
sunken, the face drawn and the complexion sallow.
The trouble is nervousness nnd il
the strain is not relieved and lho
nerves properly nourished, nervous
collapse and years of sickness may
easily follow. Dr. Williams' l'ink
l'ills" for Tale People will save you
from this dreadful affliction, These
l'ills make the new, rich blood that
nourishes and tones the nerves and
banishes every trace of nervousness.
Mrs. Margaret Donley, Amherst, N.S,,
says: "I believe Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills saved me from tlie grave. 1 was
taken down with nervous prostration,
and for niontit; was unable io walk. I
slowly recovered until 1 was able to
go about, but there the Improvement
ended. I was getting weaker and
weaker until 1 could just get from the
bed to a couch, i he least noise would
set mo trembling all over, and often
when I went to the table 1 would leave
it hungry and yet unable to eat.
Sometimes.I was taken with smothering spells and felt as if I was going to
die. At ether times 1 would be so
nervous that I could not hold anything in my hands. 1 was doctoring
nil the time, but without benefit, and
finally 1 made np my mind I would try
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. They were
the llrst medicine that gave me any
relief, nnd I was soon able to take a
short walk. I continued using the
Fills, gradually gaining new health
and strength, until 1 finally felt as
well as ever I did in my life. At the
time Dr. Williams' l'ink l'ills cured me
I was Hying in Sackville, and my illness and euro was known to everyone
in that place, and my friends, like
myself, believe the Pills saved my
Those Pills are sold hy all medicine
dealers or will be sent by mail at fiO
cents a box or six boxes for $2.60 by
Tlie Dr. Williams' .Medicine Co.,
Brookvllle, Ont.
They May be Sent Through Agency of
Neutral Country
The government has received a
communication from the foreign office
giving tho regulations which must be j
observed in regard to forwarding letters or money to Ilritish subjects detained in an enemy country. .Neither
letters nor money can be forwarded
through the foreign office or tho
United stales embassy in London to
Individual   ilritish   subjects    abroad.
I'livntu letters to Germany and Austria-Hungary, through neutral countries, are now allowed lo he forwarded
subject to tho usual conditions of
censorship, betters cannot, however,
hn forwarded direct to Germany or
Austria-Hungary. ilritish subjects
and others wishing to communicate
with friends in enemy countries must
forward tholr letters through an
agency In a neutral country, and cor-
lesponilentK may select their own
agency. Messru Cook & Sou have
expressed their willingness to arrange
fo.' tho transmission of such letters,
and applir ilious should be made to
Letters intended for transmission lo
enemy countries should be as brief as
pus.illile, should contain nothing hut
personal matter, and should if possible lie written iu Ihe Uerman Ian-
! age.
Answered at Last
A Swede was being examined in a
case iu a Minnesota town where the
defendant was accused of breaking a
plate glass window with a large
stone. Ile was pressed to tell how
big the stone was, but he could not
explain. ,
"Was it as big as my fist?" asked
the nervous judge, who had taken
over the examination from the lawyers in the hope of getting somo
"It bane bigger," the Swede replied.
"Was it as big as my two fists'.'"
"It bane bigger."
"Was it . s big a.', my head?"
"it. banc about as long, but. not so
thick!" replied the Swede, amid the
laughter of the court.
Wise and experienced mothers
know when their children are troubled
with worms and lose no time in applying Miller's Worm Powders, the most
effective vermifuge that can be used.
If is absolute in clearing the system
of worms and restoring those healthy
conditions without which ihere can be
no comfort for 'lie child, or hope of
robust growth. It is the most trustworthy of worm extermlnatffrs.
The  Tact   of Old   Sam
The stout lady struggled wllh difficulty into tlie railway carriage.
"Ah," she gaspe . "Thnt. door might
hn' been made bv 'Old Sam.' "
She paused for breath, and then
proceeded to explain:
"Yoll see Old Sum was one of them
chaps 'oo'd got on. Went, from a
throe and six cottage to a big 'ouse.
Hut 'is missus wasn't used to a big
'ouse, and spent all 'er time in kitchen wi' t' servants. Old Som didn't
like this, but 'e never argued wl' women. Now, she was stout, like me.
So he takes her awuy to Blackpool,
and while they was away he'd the kitchen wi' t' servants. Old Sam didn't
vants could get in and out, but not tlie
missis.   That did 'er, that did."
" 'E'd what I call tact," said a man
And all sat lost in admiration of the
tactfulness of Old Sam.
Renewed Vigor
in Old Age
This Letter Brings a Message of Cheer
to the Aged���Results of Using
Dr. Chase's Nerve  Food
New, rich blood ia wdiat Is mosl
needed iu the declining years to keep
up energy und vitality. That Dr.
Chase's Nerve t'oou is a wonderful
help in maintaining good health and
prolonging life is attested by the writer of this letter;
Mr. Stephen J. Leard, North Tyron,
P.B.I., writes: "At seventy-livo years
of age my heart gave out and became
very irregular and weak In action and
would palpitate. My nerves also became weak, and I could do nothing
but lie In bed in a languishing condition, losing strength and weight. In
that condition I began using Dr.
Chase's Nerve Food, and am cured.
Had I not obtained this treatment 1
would now bo in the box with the roof
over my nose. At eighty-one I have
an energy which means go, and I am
writing this letter so that old people
like myself may prolong their health
and strength by using this great medicine." 50c a box, 0 for $_!i0. For
sale by all dealers.
Atrocity  Stories
It is a matter of justice lo say that
the certain and authenticated accounts
by kno_n competent witnesses
show humanity and kindness on the
part of the combatants, both Germans
and the allies. War begets not only
horrible things but a nervous state of
mind that originates and is credulous
of stories of horrible things. That
there is some reality of fact and a
wide range of fancy as to "atrocities"
is probably true of all wars. It is to
the glory of human nature if on lhe
whole it does not frequently abuse
the ruthless opportunity and license
of wnr.
None the less savage deeds seem
to have been done, and these are not
disproved by the evidence of a more
merciful spirit today.���New York
Stops the Pain Quick���Acts
Like Magic���Is Harmless
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Sciatica is the most severe pain man
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Tlie glory of Nerviline is in its
Strength���ln its marvellous power of
shown itself lo be the best for UtU_
pains, best for big pains, nnd best lor
all pains,
When ono has acute rheumatic
pains, still' joints or a stilt neck, don't
experiment-seek ._ remedy that
cures. Llko lightning in rapidity, a*
sure as fate In its certainty of relief,
Nerviline can never be surpassed for
the removal of pain, no matter what
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Nerviline.   I'rovo its efficacy���it's til*
penetrating deeply.    In severe pains,
such as sciatica and neuralgia, NIOKV-i one liniment lhat rubs right Into lho
11 1X1!   demonstrates   its   superiority   core of the pain,
over every olher remedy. A large no cent bottle will cure th*
Extraordinary pains, such as rheu- aches anil pains of tlie whole family,
matic or sciatica, can be overcome Trial sttft, 25 cents. Sold by nil deal-
only by a remedy as extraordinary I era everywhere, or the Catarrhozon*
as Nerviline. Iu many lands    it has, Co., Kingston, Canada,
United States Wants to Take Part in
Australia's   Auction   Sales
Ambassador Pago has reported irom
London that Great llrllalu for lho
present is unwilling to modify the
embargo on iho exportation or wool
from Australia. Wool dealers, however, are hoping through the slulo department to continue negotiations so
us to enable them tu participate in the
auction sales soon to bu held iu Australia.
The llrllish government is understood to have replied to Ambassador
Page that l'or tho present the mother
country would uso all the wool raised
iu Australia, though when it became
apparent thut Ihere would bo a surplus, somo arrangement might bo
made whereby American linns could
obtain part of tlie product. The only
condition under whicli they could get
any wool, howover, would be with
guarantees that thu product be used
only in manufacturing goods contracted for hy Great Britain.
Examining Admiral Ilo naval can-
tlidate)���Now mention threo great admirals.
Candidate Drake, Nelson, and-1
beg your pardon, sir, I didn't unit*
catch' your name.-  Punch,
"So jour daughter is hiarrledf
Then you should he a proud woman.
Marriage ennobles llie sex. Nothing
can heat a good wife:"
"A bail 'usba id can, inlstor -an'
she's got 'im!"
Wretched From Asthma.���Strength
of body and vigor of mind are inevitably impaired by tho visitations ol
asthma. Who ean live under the
cloud of . ecurrlng attaens and keep
body aud mind at tlieir full efficiency?
Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Asthma liemedy
dissipates the cloud by removing the
cause. It does relieve. It does restore tlie sufferer to normal bodily
trim and mental happiness.
"When Ethel was five years old she
went to school ofr the first time.
"How do you like your teacher,
Ethel?" asked her mother.
"Well, mamma, I don't think the
teacher knows very much."
"Why not, my dear?"
"Why she keeps asking questions
all the time?"
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What about your wife and children ? Will they
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Minard's  Liniment Cures Garget in
His Fiancee���Tell me, Count, why
do you always kiss my left hand?
The Count���You are left handed,
are you not?
His Fiancee���Yes.
The Count���Then that is ze hand
with which you sign ze cheques, is lt
Antwerp's Cathedral
Antwerp cathedral is the largest
and most beautiful Gothic in the
Netherlands, with a roof supported by
1:15 pillars, and an exquisite spire -10.1
feet high, In which hangs a splendid
carillon of bells. ' he interior is enriched by Reuben's three masterpieces
the "Descent from the Cross," the
"Elevation of tlie Cross," and "The
Assumption." Near by, in the Place |
Verte, is the statue of Reubens in
bronze, the figure being 13 feet, mounted on a pedestal 20 feet iu height.
Next to the cathedral the Hotel de
Ville is the chief architectural featurj
of Antwerp, close to which are the I
famous sixteenth century guild houses
belonging to tlie different corporations I
of the city. Tlie Hotel do Ville was
built in 1564, and i.s replete with priceless tapestry, furniture, sculpture and
paintings. In lhe Grand Place, on the:
west siie of which the hotel stands,
is one of Ihe most interesting bronze
fountains in Europe, lt is surmounted
by a statue of Salvius Brabo, a myth-1
ical hero, who defeated and cut off the
hand of the giant Antigonus. The
latter used to exact a heavy toll from
vessels entering ihe Scheldt, and ruthlessly cut off and threw into the river
a hand of every shipmaster who refused to pay. Hence, says the legend,
the name ot the town, Antwerp, from
hand werpen���werpeu meaning to
__*__ I?!!** make ,ur* of Betting the highest prices for WHEAT, OAT8,
f __Lf___,"_. ____���' b* ,hlPPln9 their ear lots to FORT WILLIAM
AND PORT ARTHUR and having them sold on commission by
Two deacons once disputing about
a proposed new burying ground, one
remarked: "111 never be buried in
K-mind as long as 11.. ."
"What an obstinate man!" said the
other.    'If my life is spared, I will."
Beware so long as you live' of judging people by appearances.���La Fontaine.
"Could I be indicted as a trespasser)
for fishing in these waters?" I
"No: but you could he hindited as a'
"And i_)y_"
"Cos t'.ere ain't no fish there,',
R-'.v'no' '
CAVIA Granulated Eyelids,
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Your Druggiit _ SOc per Bottle. Murine Eye
SalveinTube��25c. ForBookollheEyefreeasIt
Druggists oi Murine Eye Remedy C*., CUcag*
a Canadian corporation with
over three thousand employees, is manufacturing and
distributing refined oils, gasolines and lubricating oils in
Canada for Canadian trade.
With its two large refineries
"���at Sarnia, Ont., and Vancouver, B.C.���and its five
hundred and twenty-nine
branches throughout the Dominion, it offers to the Canadian public the facilities for
securing the best grades of
Canadian-Made petroleum
products at the lowest prices.
A Gigantic Organization that  Employs Forty Thousand  Workmen���Has Sixty Factories and Forty Miles of Standard
Railway Lines
The present war has as yet brought tion of ils foreign visitors is character
forth no great llgure among tlie tier-
man armies lu the Held. Vou Moltke
has yet to prove himself the peer of
his famous ancestor. Von Moltke and
Von llinduuburg, efficient generals
tbougb they may be, havo displayed
no pre-eminent qualities such us
would range them beside their great
"forbears, llluineuthal or Von dor
Tumi, let there is one tlernian name
that, since thu outbreak of lhe war -
end for many years past whenever the
Uerinun army has buen mentioned
hus beeu constantly on men's lips.
That la Krupp's. ,
Ove_sangU__ as men are lu ilie
first Hush of relief alter a period of
KCUto suspense people are already
wondering how far the world famous
Krupp works at Ksseu ure distant
from the line of advance of the Allied
armies. If airmen could sally oul and
destroy tlio vast hive of Industry
which has given Germany her mighty
fiego  guns,   her   deadly   Held   pieces,
lier innumerable quick llrers!
Krupps has beeu called the army
unit navy stores of the mil Ions. Essen
Is Krupp's; Krupp's is Essen. The
erstwhile little Wcstphalian town has
become one gigantic factory, dominated by the genius of this one family
whoso three generations built up the
greatest cannon aud armor Industry
tho world hus ever seen. Looking
down on the town from   ono of lhe
fileasalit wooded heights on wdiich Aired Krupp planted the colonies for
��gul or disabled veterans of industry,
one sees a fores', of tall chimneys and
dozens of huge, lotty workshops marshalled like forts all round the habitations of men. On a nearer approach
one discovers that some sixty factories
make up this gigantic organization.
Forty miles of standard railway links
them together aud carry their products abroad to the great world, and
thirty miles ot narrow lines are required as auxiliary for the shops. From
the distance resounds the dull boom
of the guns from the testing ranges at
Meppen, where artillerymen, year iu,
year out, are trying new weapons or
experimenting with the resistance of
armor plate.
Forty thousand men, with 4,noo officials make up the staff of thin maze
of factories and workshops in normal
times. One can well believe how the
staff hus been increased in ihese anguishing days of war, when every German, grcat and small, realize tiiat
tbe future of his empire largely depends on the power and number of
guns which Krupp's can place at the
disposal of the armies of Germany and
her Austrian ally. Besides this army
corps of workmen at Essen, Krupp's
have 10,000 miners digging the earth
for coal in the firm's German collieries; 15,000 hands at tlie rolling
mills of Annen and Gruson, and the
blast furnaces of llheinhausen, Dtiis-
burg, Neumied, and lingers; about 7,-
000 workmen at the Arm's shipbuilding
yard, the Germania, at Kiel; and 5,000
ore miners in Spain. It is symptomatic
of tlie immense importance attached
by __--German General Staff to the
continuance of wor'. at Krupp's at the
highest pressure that the general commanding tlie Rhine distric has ex-
pretsly refrained from calling up tbe
Landrturm in order that tlie great national work may proceed unimpeded
in the Rhenish industrial region where
Krupp's is tlu leading concern.
The private hotel maintained by
the firm at Essen for the aecomnioda-
Istlc of the International character of
the DUBlness done ly Krupp's. Here, in
days of peace, one met representatives
of every civilized nation sent hy llieir
governments to this International arsenal to purchase tho arms of war cr
the Implements of peace. For half the
KruPP WOrlta at ICssou are devoted to
what ln normal limes seems to be tlio J
peaceful work of commerce, but what
In war tlmo is au Indlspenslble adjunct to the armies in the Held. All
Unit can be made of steel for railways |
Is constructed here���wheels, axles, on-1
glue parts, and rails. At Essen .the
I'crinan liners, now the "lurderous
commerce destroyers of ihu Atlantic
ami I'acillc and Indian oceans, receive
the huge castings for sterupost and
Stem and crank shafts, and are furnished with plates and frames. Fine
ileol for tools, the spades und picks
of troops entrenching themselves, and
a dozen oilier varieties proceed from
Hut the foreigner, however Impeccable "his recommendations and references, only sees a; much of Krupp's
us the linn will lei him. Foreign military courtesy which Is the rule exquisite courtesy which ls the rule of
this famous house, have seen the high
hopes built up on the warmth of tlieir
welcome dashed to the ground when
it has come to seeing over the workshops. They are hurried past here
and hurried past there, and finally
leave with a vague sense of vastness
and method, but conscious of having
signally failed to penetrate into the
secrets of the concern. A good example of tho secrecy wherewith
Krupp's manage to envelop tlieir affairs is seen in the huge siege guns,
t'.e calibre of which rumor puts as
high as 10 in., with which the Germans battered down the forts of Liege
and Namur.
It was to mako a liner steel that
Peter 1 .iedrich Krupp, the founder of
the firm, a penniless inventor, experimented so painstakingly and so long a
century ago. He discovered the secret
of the crucible, but could not llnd how
to cast steel blocks. At'Tiis death his
boy, Alfred, then fourteen years of
age, took up the work with faith and
pertinacity, and on the development of
the principle built up the present vast
organization, lt was Intsllect and
science applied to business that won
him the victory. When all the money
was swallowed up in experiments with
crucible steel he hit upon a new principle for a roller which brought him in
money for further experiments, and in
time the secret was discovered. In the
'forties he wanted to make cannon .of
cast steel but failed. Then his inventiveness came to liis help again
and patented a money making process
for turning out weldless railway tyres.
It made the millions which were spent
in developing the works and in making
the cannon which eventually came into their own in tlie Franco-Prussian
Though it is a joint stock company
in which practically all the shares are
owned by Frau Krupp von Bohlen and
Halbach, the only child of the late
Alfred Krupp, the third proprietor,
and her husband, the present managing director of tho works. Krupp's is
regarded by every patriotic German
as a national possession. While
Krupp's .exists Germany will stand.
That is tli. lirm belief of every member of this nation in ar..is.
Duchess Watched Over Wounded
We were in the trenches aud tho
Germans weru udvauciug, relates a
wounded  uiiicer now in  hospital.
A shell etruck my horse and lore
her to bits. I only got a scratch on
the hand, but as she fell my knee got
Crushed, and so I've been sent homo
,.,-  . bit,
The wny .he Gorman infantry
camo on was niiignllicenl. You
could see nothing but a steady Hood
of greenish-grey uniforms. The
English shells burst In tlieir faces
and you could see men falling for-
- art! In heaps, but those behind
climbed over them and still kept
pressing on.
All their uttacks were in dense
lorn it tion. and Iho execution done by
the Kngllsh rifles was hideous.
Ono lesson of Ihe campaign so far
Is "Don't take cover under trees."
It is better to have a clean wound
than a bullet wound with splinter I
of wood in addition. It is surprising
how llllle notice men lake ot wounds
when they aro lirst  hit.
While wo were lying lu the trenches
wo occupied ourselves singing ull tho
comic songs we could remember, In
lhe middle of one hot German attack
wo wero singing "llitchy Koo." He-
fore wo wore half through the chorus
the man next me got a wound In the
upper pari of his arm.
Hut ho sang the chorus to the finish, and did not senin to know ho was
hit till a comrade on tlie other side
snld, "Don't you think you bettor
have it bound up? It's beginning to
mako tt mess."
The food was excellent. Vou can
reckon that nbout 6.30 every evening
our army Is sitting down to a good
hot meal���at least, that was so all
the tlmo I was out there.
It was different with the Germans.
Some of the prisoners told us they
had to subsist for days on porridge
made from crushed corn tuken from
the fodder.
The conduct of the Britisli officers
ln the Held has been extraordinarily
fine. The way they have looked after their men, too, has been splendid,
No one will run down the English
aristocracj long In my hearing.
During pari of tlie time I was ln
hospital 1 was looked after by tho
Duchess of Sut .'land. Thero was
one poor fellow in terrible agonies
in a bed near, and the Duchess did
all she could for him and was at liis
bedside when .te died.
"Victoria  Crosses" for Three
Three noble, fearless men of L, battery, Koyai Horse Artillery have
been recommended for the Victoria
Cross. These are Battery Se'rgt.-
Mttjor Darrell, Gunner Derbyshire,
.um Driver Osborne,
When llieir  battery was surprised
neal  Compiegne by a strong force cf
i Germans will] ten Held guns and two
Maxims, only    three oi  the  British
| guns  could   be  brought  to  bear  on
. the   enemy,   and   two of these wew
silenced  after  some  of the  Genoa:
I guns had been put out of action.
|    Tho last gun was heroically served
j by    the remaining few officers and
men of the battery, who were killed
or seriously wounded >ine by one until  I'rrell, Derbyshire anq osboruo
were left.
Although wounded, these three men
Have now Realized that our Fleet is a Factor whose Power they
Had Underrated, and that Britain's Grip on German
Sea Commerce is Complete
A joiirna ist who Is particularly well
Informed with regard to naval affairs
is Mr. Hector C. Hywator, who, for
tome years was in Berlin, correspondent of the Navy, the organ ot the
Navy  League, and of the Naval and
nrmy are doing al the work while they
remain nbsoiutoly lule.
One of the most widely held opinions iu Germany Delore tne war wa*
that tlie British navy was a morougu-
ly elfete Institution. Time alter tlm*
.Military Record,    111 the latter paper  it has been the writer's duty to record
he uot lung ago made some Interest
Ing remarks upon tho Gorman attitude towards thu British navy, ilo
lirst commented upon the exploit oi
the British submarine ed in sinking
the German destroyer S126 and continued :
German papers   recently   to   hand
have contained allusions to tlie Ilritish   navy     which     read   somewhat
strangely when contrasted with German press utterance-! on the same subject  before  the  war.    Wo  are  now
given to understand tbat tbo enemy
entertains    a wholesome respect for
our Ueet.   The events of the last two
months     appear  to  have  convinced
them  that   there  may  after  ull,  be
BOinetliing lu the lighting liadi'.lons of
tho    British sea service, winch Ihey
had been assured by tholr "experts"
were  largely  based on  legend    and.
myth.   A great change in the lone of I
their press comment set ln after tho
fight of Heligoland.   The consummate
skill, dash aud courage which distln-
gushed tho conduct of tint   engagement obviously came as an eye opener
to the Gormans.   We may be sure that
later events at sea, including the samo
exploit of 139 has deepened the same
snlutory impression. Even tlio leading
German papers  now admit that the
Fatherland  must  look  to  tbe    land
campaign both for its laurels and substantial successes, as the prospect at
sea is no: encouraging.    In a word,
they are beginning to realize that the
British licet is a f .dor whose power
had been grossly underrated, and it
ls clear from their guarded admissions
Unit thoy have no great confidence iu
the ability of the German navy to tul-
fll Its much advertised mission of protecting tlie commerce and the colonies
of the Fatherland,   It may be remarked,  in   passing,   that  unless  it  does
something and that ' cry soon, the German navy will sutler a severe loss of
pre: tlge in Germany itself.    German
patriols, we may well imagine, are already beginning  to ask    themselves
what return they are getting for the
enormous expenditure on naval armaments during the last fourteen years.
It is literally true that up to ihe
present this great lleet has been ut-
I tcrly powerless to affect the course of
| the campaign in any direction what-
! ever.   It has perhaps prevented a hostile landing on the German coast, but
this elementary form of coast defence
could have been equally well undertaken by small flotillas costing but a
fraction of what the High Sea Fleet
has cost.    Indeed the reliance which
lias always been placed on shore bat-
continued to fire the one reniaini.ig I teries and minefields proves that the
gun until all but one of the German j navy was never intended for coast de-
guns had been silenced. When they I fence in the narrow sense of that
were relieved   it was found that the   term. Sooner or later the German pub-
German gunners had suffered terrible losses and abandoned all tlieir
L Battery's damaged guns are being refitted and tne battery and ammunition column of which only 125
men remained, are being brought up
to their normal strength of over :_00
men. When this is done they hope to
return to the front.
"That Confounded Order"
A graphic account of tlie lighting
at Mons is given in a letter by Private Holohan, Royal Irish Regiment,
now in Netley Hospital.
Tlie battle opened ou us at about
twelve midday. There was wo trench
ef any description that wo could
get into. We lay thero l'or about
half an hour, and then advanced until the German infantry opened fire
on us at a distance of about 1,200
yards. \Ve waited until they came
within KOO yards, and then opened
fire ou them which was merciless.
They fell in rows, the same as a
machine cutting hay, but the German fire was absolutely useless. Then,
wben wo were about to make a
charge, that confounded order came lo
retire. Immediately after there came
a shower of shrapnel which was awful to witness, but the retirement was
carried out without as much as a man
Queen Victoria and Belgian Neutrality
The following passage from a letlo:-
addressed by Queen Victoria to the
king of the Belgians has not yet been
ipioted at present. The letter Is dated
Buckingham Palace, February 12,
1S56.   Queen Victoria writes:
"With respect to your answer respecting your neutrality, and the possibility of your telng obliged to break
It, I must repeat that 1 see no possibility or eventuality that could oblige
you to do so. Belgium, of its own accord, bound itself to remain neutral,
and its very existence is based upon
that neutrality, whicli the other powers have guaranteed and are bour-H to
maintain if Belgium keeps her e_gr ge-
ments. 1 cannot at all see ho.' you
could even entertain the qU-Stictt, fc_,
as I just said, the basii of the �����_��:-
ence of Belgium ls hpr neUtf__S_''���
British  Weekly.
How German Trenches Were Flooded
Tho great canai system from Ca.ais
���Dunkirk to the Scheldt at Bouchain
���connects al the towns in the North
of France and form-; a continuous
water line parallel with the frontier,
rendering military operations very
difficult, especially between Aire and
tbe coast.
The main canal extends from Bouchain on the Scheldt to Aire on the
Lys river, and thence through St.
O.ner to the coast. Every inch -f
the geography of ibis part of France
is, of course, known by heart by
every member of the German general staff. i
The canals themselves are uot formidable military obstacles, but tno
inundations which can bo created by
using tlieir waters add considerably
to the difficulties of moving largo
bodies of troops about this area, and
as lias been proved already can assist materially in clearing the country of undesirables.
The flooding of the German
trenches, and that in cold weather
had no little lo do with bin ering the
projected march to Calais, "on the
way to London."
Avenged  Hie Pal
Summary vengeance for the killing
of  a   pal  taken   by  Private   Sidney
I Smith of the 1st Warwickshires who
! was wounded at Mons, but has now re-
| joined liis regiment, is told in a letter
'in which he statod:  "Come on now,
j lads, said our officer, and we    went
running on as haru as we could.   We
1 had got to take tlie hills, you see, rr
I smash the Germans that were on it.
At last we got   quite   near���not 150
yards from the trenches.    I and two
;pals of mine nnd two others got be-
|h!nd  a hedge    and started lo blaze
!away.   We lost our sick feeling theu.
i There was ono chap got hit in the face
with a shrapenl bullet.    'Hurt, Bill?
' I nsked hlni.     Good luck lo the old
'regiment,' says    he.    Then ho rolled
I over on his back.   There was a grey
j German helmet over the side of the
j trench  with a rifle under it.    1 let
i that German have a bullet, all to hlm-
j self.    I sa-   his helmet roll back and
jhts   rifle, fly   up.   Then I got on my
i knees to bandage up a pal, and just as
i I moved there was a smash  on my
. side.   They'd got me, too, and I rolled
over and thought 1 was done for."
lie will demand some decisive action
by the fleet. Whether the hands of
the navy .department could be forced
by public opinion is another question,
but the officers and men of the fleet
cannot be feeling very happy in Ihe
knowledge that their comrades of the'
lu these columns statements by prominent Germans which showed how
completely they believed this to be
the case. To take the material llrs^
every type of vessel in the British
navy from the super-Dreadnought le
submarine, was subjected to tbo mog|
swathing criticism by German wise-
n.ich. Our ships v��. e Ul designed,
badly built, unstable and unseawoj*
thy, owing principally to tbe absoucf
of scientific methods in naval desigl.
and the decadence of the British workman. Our guns were of very Inferior
quality, Inaccurate, and short lived,
whilo the very last Issue of " .au.
ens," published ln July, contained an
article ln which British gunnery methods were treated with supercllloue
contempt. It was the personnel, how-
fver, which these critics professed ta
consider responsible for the alleged
decline of British naval power. Certain nnuuble writers, who were supposed to know the sentiments of German naval officers, were wont to A��-
sure us that these gentlemen bad a
high respect for the personnel character and professional attainments ot
the British naval officer. Such, however, was not the Impression one gained from a perusal of German serviet
literature, In which our officers were
uniformly set down as lacking tu that
zeal for hard work and the purely
professional side of their duties which
were held to distinguish tho German
"seeofflzlere." As for the men, they
were mercenaries who had taken ta
the sea because they were not. _____
good for anything else. Drunkenness
was rife among them, and Insubordination frequent," with the result, tbat
discipline was at a low ebb, and thn
war training of tho fleet suffered la
Much ns we may smile at tb.es.
views, the fact remains that they were
commonly shared by the vast majority of Intelligent Germans, and, there
Is reason to believe, by many high
naval authorities in Berlin. The prevail nee of such opinions helps to explain Ihe supreme confidence with
which the Germans looked forward to
an encounter with Great Britain.
They knew their fleet to be nu :h
smaller, but they really believed the
superior skill and devotion of their
pjrsonnel together with the incomparably finer ships they manned,
would achieve victory In the teeth of
heavy odd_
As we have said, Heligoland came
as the first rude shock to this characteristic self-complacence. Other
events followed, minor in themselves,
hut all pointing the same way. Mean-,
while it must have been brought horns
to the meanest intelligence ln tha
Fatherland that Britain's grip on the
Herman sea commerce is remorselessly complete. With the exception of
somo good work by Its submarines,
the "successes" of the German navy
to date have been of the negative
Writing of the generous treatment
accorded prisoners from the Koenigln
Luise, Albe Seaman Gibb, of H.M.S,
 , Surblton Hill, says:
One ch^p was a typical German.
He was perhhed when we got him
aboard, but willing hands soon restored circulation. We stripped his
white clothes off and rubbed him
down with rough towels, and gave
him brandy, and some of our own
clothes. He fed end lived with us,
and was real sorry wben he left
us. He said be did not know what
they were fighting about, but remarked "Kaiser," significantly lapping bis
i forehead.    That seems to be every-
i__y's opinion.
Thought Hio Tims Had Come
Wounded at Le Cateau after his
regiment had been in action an hour,
Priva'.e Fred Hutchinson of lhe King's
Own Royal Lancaster Regime) t, who
has arrived at his home In Openshaw,
Manchester, tell., of a narrow escapo
he had.
Our regiment was taken by surprise
by the Germans, who were waiting for
us entrenched, after letting the Gor-
' don Highlanders make good their re-
! treat.   Wo were about to have brealc-
! fast after an all night march  when
j the enemy opened lire.    It had been
j raining heavily, and I was wearing my
! overcoat in which afterwards 1 found
'. six bullet holes. My tunic was pierced
, and torn at the left elbow, and the
b-.._let which struck me cut three holes
I in  my jersey  and  camo out at  the
Shoulder.    1   thought   my   time   had
Fourteen  Year Old  Hussar
Th ��� title of youngest soldier iu the
Allied armies, says a correspondent,
must, I | think, belong to Albert
Schuffrehkes, who was born at Bel-
fort on May 8, 11)00.
He is attached to a French cavalry division. The sergeant called him
from the field -where be was practising jumps on a big horse. He canio
Into the stables���a jolly little y.o-
man, solid, straight, and stai neb,
and very erect in nis loose Ht'.ing
uniform of red and blue.
His llrst war experience was early
In August, when a company of infantry asked to be guloed through
bis native wood of Rougemont, near
Hclfort. Albert not only guided
them but went on and was present at
the taking of Mulhouse, carried a
rifle, wore a uniform, and slict nol a
few Germans.
After tbat he transferred himself
to an artillery regiment, but "'he
Prussians ,were too far away," and
coming westward, he fell in with a
regiment of hussars.
Tbo hussars are still talking abuit
the part he took In a bright II*tis
skirmish with a Uhlan patrol, ln
wdiich ho became the "owner of t'jur
riderless hor3_.
"Were you not afraid?" I asked
him, "when you found yourself under fire.'" "Afraid? Why be afraid"
he answered In a manner half-fierce,
half amazed, as if it wn3 the lirst
time he led thought about it at all.
"Our officers," snid his sergeant,
"are taking him iu hand a.-.d he will
be taught to ride and jump���in fact,
all the science of the Saumur school.
Then he will go back into the fighting
A correspondent introduces a piece
of poetry to the editor of un American newspaper In these unptindtuated
"The following lints wore ..written
fifty years ago by one who for many
years slept In i is gravo Just for
Airmen   Drove  the  Germ..n_
The veil over the doings of "be
French airmen lias been lifted. Now
comes a letter from a famous aviator, who was recently decorated for
gallantry at the front, which shows
that the French fivers have put in*
good work, even if little is heard
of it.
"! have been working with the artillery," he writes, "since tlie beginning of Septem' er. One day 1 succeeded in surprising a German division sneaking up to steal a march
on us. They were well within the
range of the guns, to which I signalled. Five minutes afterward that division was nothing but a heap of
mingled :orpses. We came upon
them the day after, and our men ad-
vane ed, we counted more tban four
thousand killed.
I do not know what our gunnery
would do without the help of the
aviator. Minus aeroplanes, they
would be simply wasting time and
ammunition most of the time, whereas we are able to regulate their shots
to a hair's breadth, as you might
Paris has just learned that it es-
caped another Sunday raid only by
reason of the ceaseless patrol of its
aviators. They had a terrible time
for at the height at which they
patrolled, they were blinded by te_
rifle hail aud snowstorms, or els*
liad to grope their way through thick
When the Germans saw the pr*
parations made to meet them, they
turned tail. The Paris patrol wa��
kept up till night; and one aeroplane
only escaped collision with the
church of the Sacre Cbeur by a yard
or two, having lost its bearings ia
ibe fog.
Siilicus��� Do you think marriage
improves a man?
Cynicus���Sure, if you don't belief*
It, ask your wife. ___  _: JilTEriA'i! _.j_VIEW
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Glial.inteeil anil Kohl at the Lowest Possible Price
Black mit_ and Carriag. Builder
Wl i iv  everybody  goes  for  choice
Candies, Cigars, Tobacco, Fruit,
Vegetables, Groceries, Etc.
Phone 40
H. D. Forde
W. A. W. Hames
��� '_���_���_���__
Real   Estate and   Insurance
Phone 57
BMW__ l*Xt*
? OO Per Ton
Delivered in  Courtenay
rs Will Recieve Prompt Attention
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Best Meals North of Naniamo
Choicest Liquors aud Cigars
C A. Martin,  Prop.
The Courtenay Hotel
Every Convenience for Guests
The Central Hotel for Sportsmen
None but the BEST WINES and
LIQUORS at the Bar
TL Ad.   ice Agent c_
Cc*Liioft and
For a limited time
Business or Residence Telephones
will be installed upon payment of
$5 Rental in advance
For Particulars
W. D. Denholm, Mgr
B. C.  Telephone Co., Limited
Local Lines
Coal Oil, $1,30 per tin at the
Ford Garage, Union Bay Road,
Coal Oil���$1.10 per. tin at the
Courteuay Garage, Union Bay
For Sale���Lot 5 and part of lot
6. on Isobel street, (corner lot.)
Apply, box 6, Review.
For Sale���Well bred little pigs,
8 weeks old. Apply R. Stewart,
Comox, Phone X 82.
For Sale���A number of pure bred
rose comb, Rocie Island Red cockerels, $2 each. Apply Lloyd Dunham, Courteuay,
For Sale���Good Horse, driving,
saddle or general purpose. Will
exchange for pigs, fowls or cow-
Apply, box 27, Review Office       7
Early in the new year McPhee
& Morrison will sell by public auction a large Quantity of goods of
various kinds, among which will
be 6 Deering Mowing Machines, 4
Deering Sulky Rakes, 4 Disc Harrows, 5 Plows and 4 Cultivators
Date notice will be given on the
said sale.
Large tract of good farming land
now open for free settlement in
Oregon. Over 200.000 acres in all.
Good climate, rich soil, and does
not require irrigation to raice finest
crops of grain, fruit and garden
truck. For large map, full in-
structions and information, and a
plan of several sections of exceptional y good claim's, send $3.40 to
John Keefe, Oregon City, Oregon,
Three years as a U. S. Surveyor
and timbermau, An opportunity
to get a good fertile free homestead
near town and market.
Miss Amy Kilpatrick returned
to Braemar schojl ou Sunday.
Born���On Thursday, Jan. 7, to
Mr. and Mrs. J. Annatid, a daughter.
Bom���On Monday, Jan. 11 to
Mr. and Mrs. H. >_,. Fiske, a
A tree fell across the pole line
between Lake Trail and Union Bay
during the storm* last night, causing the lights to be out froiu^ to
John Cairns and Lucius Hartnis-
ton left on Monday morning to join
the volunteers for the 3rd contingent at Victoria. We trust the boys
will be able to get on the force, and
we all know they will give a good
account of themselves.
Extract for December 1914, from
the Meteorological Register at
Little River, Comox District,
Bertraud Vogel, observer. Maximum temperature, 43.0;  minimum
1 temperature, 200: mean temperature for the mouth 34.2; rainfall,
C1.03 inches;   snow,   6.69   inches.
.Total   precipitation  for 'the  nine
' months from April 1  to  Dec.   31,
j 1914, was 37.74 inches.
I     A despatch from  Great Britain
! says the   last   invasion   of   Great
j Britain was made iu   1798.    With-
I out wanting to appear uuwautiugly
critical, the Greenwood Ledge says
I it must disagree with the statement
i and points out that the invasion referred to was February   22,   1797,
(when 1,500 French soldiers, under
I nu American leader lauded in Cardigan Bay, and surrendered to   the
local militia without a  shot  being
fired.    It was a glorious victory.
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American Cashmere
American Cotton-_lsle
They have stood the test.   Give
real  foot enmfo-t.   No  seams  to
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less.   Yv    wear S months with".
hues, or:" \v ones tree,
to every one tending $1.1 . ill currency or pusta note, to cover advertising and shipping charges, we
will send post-paid, with written
guarantee, hacked by a five mil-
ion dollar company, either
3  Pairs ol our  75c  _!_���
American Silk Hosiery,
or      4  Ptira ol our  SOc v��l_
American Cashmere Hosiery,
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American Cotton* .Isle Hose,
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I,adies' or Gents' hosi Ty is desired
DON'T DB .AY���Offer expires
when a ibi_   iu \' 11:   1 !tic 11
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P, (). Box 244
Every 25 cents spent in my
store   entitles   purchaser   to
one chance on a
Gurney Coal Stove
Geo. J. Hardy
R. F. R. Biscoe
Real Estate and Insurance,, Agents,
Phone 10
Swan's Old Stand, Courtenay
In North and South, in East
and West,
As ton's Handmade Shoes will
stan 1 the Test.
J-   E-  AS TO IS
Willard's Harness Emporium
I'ine Showing of Horse  Blankets,   I.p
Rugs, Gloves, Trunks, Suit Cases, lite.
Harness Repaired Neatly
Cumberland and Courtenay
& Hand
Gasoline Engines Repaired &O. ciliauled
BOX  12+,  PHONK
begs to announce that he has
repurchased his old barber
business from Mr. Sinith and
will be plensi-il to meet all bis
old customers at the old stand
Next to the   Opera   House
The   Comox  Barber   Shop
Oldest Shop in Courteuay
Nothing   But   First   Class   Work
Guaranteed.    Baths iu connection
C. E.  DA .RYMPLE,  Prop.
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