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VOL. 1
COURTENAY. B. O. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 20. 1913
NO. 13
The Spring Rush Will Soon
Be Here
Wc Revise our Listings on February
Fifteenth,   so   if   You  have any
Property for sale, list it with
us now before the Spring
.Rush
Agents for Fire and Life Insurance
ISLAND REALTY CO.
P. L. ANDERTON, Manager
Phone 22 Courtenay, B. C.
FURNITURE!
Dining 'room extention tables, in quartered oak,
golden and early English, in round and square
Diners, quarter cut keppel oak, early English and
golden, set of 6, from $18.00
Quarter cut oak diner,  gloss finish, leather pad
seats, set of 5 chairs and 1 one arm chair, $24.00
See our line of bedsteads, in brass and enamel,
from ^3.75 to $45.00
A full line of stoves and ranges on hand
Courtenay House Furnishing Store
B. F. KRAUSE, Proprietor
"Bayview" Sub-division
Is Now on the Market
The Property of the Comox Logging & Railway Co.
Situate on the Nanaimo Road,  between Carter's  and  Roy's
Several Lots have been Sold but we have some Choice ones left
Acreage at the Price of Lots
In Blocks of 1 to 8 acres. Prices $150 to $300 per acre
Easy Terms
For Sale only by
CAMERON & ALLAN
Real Estate and Insurance
Auctioneers and Valuators
Notary Public and Conveyaticing
Willard Block
Courtenay
j LOCAL LINES
'     Mr, J Potter has his pool  room
1 window nicely fixed up,
Miss G. Collins, of Duncan, is
J visitlUg friends al Comox,
Mr, and Mrs. Harvey Creech
left Oil Tuesday lllgllt'a boat for
Victoria,
Mrs, 0. H.   Fechner,   who  has
been very ill for the   past week, is
| Improving rapidly,
O. II. Fecliuer is at   Vancouver'
this wcekon business in connection
with   the building of his hotel,
Mr. 1'. P. Harrison, barrister of
Cumberland, anil family intend to
move to CourUiiiiy in the spring.
Messrs. Warren and Wibnot, of
Victoria, arc ill town looking after
the interests of the li. C. Investments.
A syndicate has bought the
whole of Mr. J. P. Watson's farm
at Grantham, comprising 213 acres
at $65 per acre.
Mr. J. Wibnshurst is at Vancouver, New westtuinster and Victoria
attending the aunttal convention of
road superintendents.
Loggie Bros, are showing a large
range of men's and youth's hats in
their show windows this week.
Different styles for different men.
Prof Harvey's concert, which
was to have taken place to-morrow
evening, has been unavoidably
postponed until Friday, February
the 28th.
McPhee & Morrison have just
received a large consignmeut of
men's Walkover shoes which have
proved so popular iu this  vicinity.
Mr. Rod McCuish has purchased
the Port Augusta hotel from Mr.
Amos Cottingtou, and will take
possession just as soon as the police
commissioners agree to the transfer. Mr. McCuish has been at the
Riverside for some time, aud his
friends will be glad to see him
succeed in his new venture,
For Sale���13 Jersey cows, first-
class, 8 freshly calved. Apply,
Lyman Hart, Little River.
Book keeping and auditing,
monthly accounts made up. Terms
moderate.  Apply. T. A, E. Daniel.
Wanted���To buy a double seat
for democrat or 'trade for a single
seat.    F. G. C. Janes, Sandwick.
Board and Lodging���Two comfortable bedrooms to let furnished,
moderate terms. Apply, Box 1,
Review office.
Harry C. Evans, expert piano
tuner, will be in this vicinity for
the next three weesk, and is making
his headquarters at the Elk hotel,
Comox.
Just arrived at Willard's Harness Empotium: a fine line of horse
blankets, lap rugs, trunks and suit
cases at all prices. Harness repairing promptly and neatly done.
Wesley Willard, Cumberland and
Courtenay.
For sale���in blocks of from one-
half acre to eighteen acres, with
house and barn���the best of land ;
all cleared. Small mill, school and
church within oue mile of property.
Part cash and the rest to suit the
purchaser. Apply to F. Childs,
Sandwick P. O.
For Sale���Pair Black Percheron
horses, weight 3,350, harness and
wagon, price $1,000. The horses
are sound and true. The harness
and wagon are in first-class shape.
Also a Two horsepower Fairbanks-
Morse gasolineengine, aud pump to
match. Apply, J. Creech, Courtenay.
Auto For Hire
Phone 26
Batteries and Accessories Kept  in Stock
Courtenay Auto Livery
GKORGK W. W1IAARD
The date for tin- Masonic Hall
has been set for Friday evening,
March 28, in the Agricultural hull.
These balls have always been considered the event of the season
whenever held, and it is quite safe
to say this one will be no exeep- J
tion to the rule.
While Hugh  and   James   Mac- j
Ken/ie were returning from Cum-
berlatid, on Friday evening, one of
the rear wheels  of their  buggy refused    to   continue   the   journey, j
���iheu near the halfway   house.    A 1
friendly   rancher loaned   them his
rig to proceed home with, 1
A very fa-hiou.tble wedding was
solemnized at the Church of England by the Rev. J. X. willemar,
when Mr. Joseph Ernest Leylaud
led to the altar Miss Charlotte
Molson, of Bradford, Kngland.
The bridesmaid . was Miss Phyllis
Sackville, while the groom was
supported by Mr. Robert McKean.
The wedding supper was served at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. John
Mitchell, after which the happy
couple drove to the home of Mi. I*..
Mitchell, Hlack Creek, where they
spent their honeymoon. The
bride was the recipient of numerous and handsome presents.
WHERE   IS   PARKSVILLE?
Parksvllle  lion  tlie C. P, K.,  with a daily train service,   a few  miles
from a city with eight thousand inlmliitants, on the sea, with
Real Beach Proutage
'What's the Matter with Parksville?"     "It's AU Right"
Write for particulars to
Hickey & Thwaites
PARKSVILLE, B. C.   .
Hardy & Biscoe
The Oldest Established
Real Estate Agents and Auctioneers
A Large Listing of Cleared and
Bush Lands, Ranches/ Bungalows and Town Lf&*
Union St.        Courtenay, B. C.
THE OLDEST
Real Estate Firm
in the Comox District
Our List of Properties For Sale Includes the Very
Finest Cleared and Uncleared Farms, Sea and River
Frontage, and Bush Lands in the District
We are also Exclusive Agents for the New Station
Sub-Division   at   Courtenay,   where   the Railway
Station   is   to be Built.    Prices Reasonable and
Terms Easy
Courtenay Town   Lots   For  Sale   at   All   Prices
Local Agents for E. &. N. Railway Lands
We have some Splendid Tracts of Land from 5 to
20 Acres at Reasonable Prices, and Within Easy
Distances from Courtenay
NOTARY PUBLIC
If You want a Safe Investment or Wish to Dispose of
Your Property, See the Pioneer Firm of the District
We are Agents for the Best Fire Insurance Companies and will be Pleased to Insure Your Property
Beadnell & Callin
Telephone 24
Courtenay - and - Comox, B, C.
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DRASTIC MARRIAGE RULES.
PHEASANT NURSERIES.
TS* Kind of Ordara They Uu< In Autocratic Russia.
Oh of the earliest unci  most strtn-
�����u ��f tii��> service regulations devised
k��r General SevastinnofT, director of th��
4��i.��rtnn'iit <>f posts uiul telegraphs ill
ftasala for the last Utteeu yearn, or-
iJir,8 that any iinilr or female clerk lu
vtm combined services desiring to mar
r.v iuiisi eiioostt bin or her consort from
iiooni!  tli�� postul or telegraphic  pt��r-
���onucl under tlu> penalty of dismissal
tlUl loss nf pension
Tilt- Woman's  Mights league IK now
���ndenvoi���iim to procure tiio abrogation
*t tins obnoxious ami oppressively >'<>���
rwive regulation Quito recently a
���.it* telegraphist wiih, for (tome slight
Mtaquency, dismissed from tho sorv.
list, This involved tlie ueeedalty of till
��Mft*. iiisn n telegrnpli operator, Kotidlug
in Iter resignation, di'spllt' her long
service nnd excellent record, The poor
tt'omnn, Without menus nml with three
email children tn xtipport. appealed to
HJenei'iil 8eviisttnnolY I'm-reinstatement.
SIM wns briefly Informed thnt before
liw ltpiieal could be considered sli*
'must divorce her husband, i
The director of mute telephones, M. I
ftetuetiovlch, Is still more drastic with '
'���negard i<> marriage nmong t-itu etrtploy.
'����b.   His very numerous stun* consists
^entirely of women, who hnve no de-
v.iTinii'inni confreres wiih  whom to '
mate,   Once h female telephonist announces her Intention lo marry she In- ;
���tiintly received her conge, with loss of
���pension.    It  Is scarcely surprising to
'learn that, its �� rule, tbo telephone Kin i
llieeps tlie secret of bee inlentlcd mnr- :
'triage until the eve of ber nuptials, M.
Kemenovlili Is, rightly or wrongly,
credited with the entinclfltlotl of the
��� minhle opinion tbut ell young women
������entering ihe civil services ns a career
���should be subjected to a signed pledge
-i*f celibacy.���New York Press.
SHE MAKES IT WORTH WHILE.)      H|S BApT|SM 0F F,RE>
That* In Franeh Foroat Equal Inttitti*
tioni For Human Beinge.
To l.ouls XIV.  (''ruiire |d dllhl to be
Indebted 'or the Importation of its
plieiisiitits. writes I.Ilile llninllton
rreiieli In Ihe Century. On Unit aide
i>r the forest (Jouipleune nearest to
Complcgue. iiseir is �� rnldiittderle covering mniiy hundreds of acred In whlrli
the brooding of those birds, begun under bis protection nnd further ouenur>
aged u.v Charles X. nnd lands I'hlllppe,
is now curried nn by s prlvnie person,
who rente his right to do so from me
stale.
I time never seen n place ho shut III
nnd protected by wire femes nnd luck'
ed Kitted, stoue wnlls nml mme gates,
H| In I guards In Hpeelul housed, police
dogd, guns nml traps. There Is even
n thick kind of double mattress innde
lo cover the gunrds. wly In wilder
must sleep out of doors lu watching
lor punchers.    I hnve never seen Insll-
tutions fur human beings better planned In the wny of nurseries uiul at-
teudiints, hygienic luws und systems ol
feeding
The pbeiisiints when Hnnlly shot must
have n wonderful Haver, nml in �� sin-
(Tie ilny as ninny ns d tlionsnntl are often shot within those walls, eueh one
or Ihe tlionsiltul hiivlnic cost Its owuoi
the sum ot tu I'm lies to rinse.
NO  UNION OF THE OCEANS.
Atlantic and Pacifio Watara Will Net
Meat In Panama Canal.
"When the wnters of the two
���weans are blended in the noil of Panama." exclaimed Secretary Knot in
���;he speech Iniiugtiratlug bis notable
mission to the Central American re-
Ktiiblles-and proceeded to develop with
muck eloipience the comuierclal and
jjolitlcul triuisformutlous thnt are
hound to follow tho opening of the
n-jinal. "At no distant lime." ran the
answering phrase of tho I'anuinu cutimet minister who spoke on the ocen-
��ien, "the deep, blue waters of the At-
clautle anil I'acltle wilt he united for
all eternity!"
The cold, unimaginative fact Is that
tike wnters of the Atlantic anil the I'a.
ride will not meet nor tie tileuded in
'ills- Panama ennui.
The I'ii ns ma ennui ts a water bridge
*v��r the isthmiin-not a channel
through It. A ship steams into Union
tiny, ou the Atlantic side, nnd comes
���Ht a stop in n lock, tbe llrst or tbree
Jocks, by which she is lifted to the
>*vel of a fresh water lake, eighty-live
nfeet above the sen. She leaves tho
���water of the Atlantic behind her, mid
\��he sails through the tnke. Then three
Socks more lower her In the level of
*tie Pacltle nnd to the suit water,���WU-
ijam Bayard llnlo In World's Work.
GARRICK'S  MOBILE  FACE.
It Orova Sir Joshua Raynolda Into a
Fit of Tompor.
This story of an artist's despair whlls
working ou lliirrlck's portrait is often
printed, but It Is reproduced iu "liuvld
(iurrlck nnd Ills French Primula." with
a footnote saying that the ex per lend
was tiinde tlie material for a I'leiul.
vaudeville sketch:
It wns id easy tusk to transfer to the
canvas feii'iires do changeable. Gnr
rick, ss a model, threw painters Into
despair. Let us listen u moment to
Northeote relating Sir Joshua Reynolds'
experiences:
"W'.en Ibe artist hurt worked on the
fnce till he hnd drnwii It very correctly, us he saw It ut tbe time. Guirlek
caught an opportunity, while ths
painter was not looking nt hltu, totally
to change his cuuntetuiuce und expres-
sion. when tbe poor painter patiently
worked ou to alter the picture nod
make It like what he then saw, and
when Garrlck perceived that It was
thus altered he seised pother opportunity and chnuged hid countenance to
a third character, which, when the poor
tantalised artist perceived, lie. lu a
great rage, threw down his palette nnd
pencils on the door, saying he believed
he wns painting from the devil and
would do no more to the picture."
English  Woman   Broads  and   Train*
E-'.lmo Dogs For tin Market.
Throughout the world thero are
many men and women who tiiui employment iii raising something <>r other out of the ordinary lu plant or animal lilo. Just ut present there la H
Mrs. Scolt who conducts a 'lug farm
at, (irovo Park, one of the suburb* ol
London. Her specialty is Kskimn dog*
which she breeds ami trains tor the
market. Although the market fur tint
sort of thu canine family is not very
large, yet it is sufficient io make it
worth while to this holy, due to the
milliner iu which she trains the dngi
(or Arctic explorations.
Eskimo dogs nrc absolutely essential
when journeying in the Arctic regions.
(looil 1: -1; 11 ] i, > dogs can he obtained in
Greenland, or in Alaska, I ut thoy cannot he exported Irom ihe lormer place
except by special permission o( the
Danish Government and Alaskan dogs
are not classed In Hie uood variety.
A great trouble with ordinary I'lskl-
mo dog-* is that they have no breeding
and no discipline, They will obey the
master with whom tlioy have been
brought up, but when they start after
fish or other piuie, even their muster
can control then) only by the exercise
ol brute force. Tho desired dogs f->r
exploration purposes are those Hint
will obey orders given by a whit*
man; dogs that are broken Into harness aud are not afraid of work, dogs
thnt have learned team work.
It is just this kind of dogs that Mr*.
Scotl raise* for the market. Her kennels have only pure-blooded animal*
of carefully selected stock nnd from
earliest puppyhood she train* them in
bow to cnt and how to work When
she gets through with nil Kskimo dog
the aniin.il is not nearly so ferocious
a.* one that just "growed up" in the
surrounding* of an liskltno village.
They adapt themselves quickly to new
musters and they have acquired good
euting manners, so that they ure uot
so likely to attack the cupboard or
fresh game.
Mr*. Scott feed* her animals no
meat except pemmican and dried fists
brought from Norway; a large part ol
the diet is n specially prepared biscuit.
Her trained dogs are specially desired
by Arctic and Antarctic expeditions
and she ha* supplied many of these
with dags from her kennels.
Seat* Which Make Rafts.
Sews comes from "lighllid thnt sents
mre being prepared for placing ou board !
White Kiur liners which can at a mo-1
west's notice be transformed Into rufts. \
Kach of these seats measures nine feet i
��s length und Is provided  with  four I
vatetsl  uir cases,    due pel-soil cnu  in- j
mttnlly change a seat Into n life saving ���
waft by lifting up the front portion and I
������oneuiug It out tlut, In wbl.h position It
Immediately locks Itself.   The weuts are
���secured to the deck by means of a lash- I
tan -over a booked  hinge pin st each |
end. und should the deck lu-conie sub-
����ergo<l the front portion of the sent
Heats upward, turns the hook around
lend tips off the lashing, and so inito- '
waUcally turns itself Into n raft ready
lor use.-Shipping Illustrates,
Creating a Vacancy.
When the republic hnd been set op
In Prance In IMS, wrote tlie Harmless
Boude. the llrst attempts or the enfranchised people to use their new
powers resulted in the election of the
most miscellaneous assembly that hud
ever tried to govern a country. A
member nominated from Kouen went
to I'nris and selected his seat. He hnd
hiirdly taken It when Ills next neighbor turned and stared at him. The
Itouen man. embarrassed, turned up
bis coat collar, hut ton bite.
"Sir." said bis lynx eyed cnllengue,
"I believe I had the honor of Bending
yon to the gnlley-B for murder In IH���,
when I was Judge. Yon had strangled
the servant of the cure who had
brought yon up nnd robbed the worthy
man. Oblige me by reslgniog Immediately."
The next day the monlteiir announced thnt there wns a vacancy for Itouen. but did not tell why.
Blackwood's Magizina.
Not long after the "Quarterly" wss
published, niackwnod had decided to
establish a Tory periodical a* a counterblast to The Edinburgh Review and
its Whigglsm.   This apreared as The
Edinburgh Monthly Magazine, under
the  editorship   of   Pringle  and  Cleg.
horn, two incapable persons who soon
deserted, leaving the publisher to seek
tbe aid of I.ocklinrt and Wilson, rising
men who been tne respectively tbe biographer of Scott  and  his son-in-law.
and "Christopher North,'' the great ri-
| vnl of Jeffrey as a critical slasher.
I     The llrst attempt came tn an end,
j but in   1817 "Blackwood's   Magazine"
i appeared, and Mrs. Oliphant, the his-
| torian of the House, draws a delight-
i ful picture of the eager and ambitious
I young editor hastening homo and pre-
J seating tho first copy to his wife with
j the words: "There is that which will
! give  you  what  is  your  due,  what  I
! always wished you to have."
But there wns tribulation before the
j publisher by reason of the famous ss-
I 'ire upon the celebrities of Auld llce-
, kie, known as tho "Chaldee Menu-
I script," a piece of violent and high-
spirited fun written after the manner
I of the Scriptures. Legal threats fill-
I lowed, and probably swallowed up the
j profits of an enormous sale.
Later   came   "North's"   attacks  on
Wordsworth     and     "The     Cockney
School," with Leigh Hunt at the head,
It was foolishly said thnt Blackwood s
review helped lo kill  Keats.   If thi*
| were  so (then  or  now)  few  author*
j would survive tiieir lirst book.���T.l'.'s
: Weekly.
Tho Alaska-Canada Survey.
Since the summer of UWHI the Joint
ustorumlsslon appointed  by  Ihe  United
^States and Canadian .governments to
wuirk the boundary line depending Itrlt-
Jh* territory from Alaska has been ae- ,
tHveiy engaged In  this work, pushing
the Un? northward from the Yukon to
'jPonupine river by the end of the 1U10 |
season. In the summer ot 10! 1 the Held ;
���operations were advanced farther along |
-fi-tott part of the one hundred aud forty- I
��rrt meridian wblch extends trim Por- j
���aenpioe river to the Arctic ocean, and ;
���niK believe*] that the present year will
���witness the completion   f this part of j
���She survey.-New York Sun.
Suicide and the Woathet.
flnlclde la most frequent In summer,
when the air Is clear nnd the sun
shines. In ICurope the maximum ol
suicides I* reached in June und the
minimum In December, Yet there ara
fewer suicides In the torrid than In
tbe temperate zone. In the United
States, In all seasons, there are more
stilclges nn sunny days than on cloudy
days. Some theorists reason thnt tins
weather aggravates the mental depression of the unhappy hy Its contrasting
sunshine. In dark weather there are
few suicides and fewer in lime ot
war or following some great catas-
tronhe. During the lirst three month*
thnt follow a devastating earthquake
there ure fewer deaths by suicide than
tiefore the cataclysm.���Harper's.
"Treasure Island" Sold.
���Christinas Island, the original "Trees- j
���aire Island" of Itobert Louis Steven- !
sen's grent story aod around which |
-atanuy another less famous tale of <j>l- :
letry. treasure nnd blaekblrdlng has i
tmeu written, on whose coral shores lie i
HiJae skeletons of many a ��� wreck, has i
-been sold hy the C.reig family to a der |
wan syndicate for a mld-I'aclfic depot I
t*r steamships. The price Is said to :
����� $373,000 cash. I
Tha "Mikado."
Most people outside Japan are wont
tn speak of tbe "mikado." but really
thnt title Is obsolete. The Japanese
never use that appellation themselves,
and they do not like others to do so.
Educated Japanese speak of. tbelr sovereign as "stanojo satna." and the or
dlnnry folk term him "tcnshl snmn."
"Tantin" la the title used In nil official
documents, nnd for the foreigner the
most correct form la "kotel"-thnt ls,
emperor.���Westminster Gazette.
Poor Followl
"What Is your occupation?"
"I am a receiver."
"Of what?"
"Rejected manuscript*.*
Literary M.P.'s.
In the days of pocket-boroughs a
man of letters could go into Parliament as the nominee of some great |
land-owner, nod do his duty to the |
Government, or against it. Looking I
back U> the early years of the eight-
eenth century, Steele and Addison 1
stand out conspicuously on the Tory
side, and inter Sheridan and Kdiinmd
Burke arc very prominent amongst the ;
Whigs. (Gibbon, too. sat, in the House
of Commons���a silent supporter of the
Tories.) But with the rise, ot a popular electorate and a national elementary education it has become by no
means ensier for a bookman to get into
Parliament, and often enough it is
rather in spite of a literary reputation
than because of it that a man of letters win* the favor of hi* constituency. The universities are no exception, though the names of Lecky, Dr.
Jebb, Prof. Putcher. and Sir William
Anson may be cited as evidence that
men of learning ate sometimes elected
to the House nf Commons by the Masters of Arts, who enjoy special representation at Westminster. It would
be a difficult job to find four M.P.'s
in the nineeeenth century of the high
literary rank of Steele, Addison,
Burke, and Sheridan.���Joseph Clayton, in T.P.'s Weekly.
Th* Sanaation Wa* Different Fran*
What Ho Expactad.
A curious story of a Lieutenant
Harford of Ibe Ninety-ninth regiment,
who served lu u Zulu eiiiupulgu. Is told
by Colonel llauillloii Browne lu "A
Lust Legionary lu South Africa."
"lie wad a cliitriiiliig companion, on*
of the very best, lint lie was a crazy
mollis ud beetle hunter end would run
about un Ihe hottesl days wttli a lauding net lu catch bulterlliea und other
Insects. He, moreover, collected and
treasured snakes, dCOI'ploUH sod louilt
dome beustd uf all sorts He had never
been under lire before sod had ou two
or three occasions talked lo uie about a
loan's feelings while undergoing Ids
baptism of Ure.
"Well, we were In lilt her a hut corner, und he wu* standing i�� my right
rear when I heard an exclamation,
nnd, turning round, suw him lying on
the ground, having dropped his sword
and revolver.
" '(loot! heaven*. Harford.' I said,
���you ure tilt!'
" 'No. sir.' lie replied, 'not hit. but 1
have caught such a homily!'
"And there the lunatic, In his first
action and under a heavy lire, his
qualms of nervousness nil forgotten,
had captured some microbe or other
and was blowing Us wtngs nut, as
unconscious of the bulleis striking th*
rock* all round him as If he bud been
In his garden at home!"
A PLEA THAT WON THE JURY.
How an Elaquant Kentucky Lawyer
Freed a Guilty Man.
John J. Crittenden, the eloquent
Kentucky lawyer of a past generation,
was once defending a murderer. Bv-
cry one knew Ihe man was guilty, but
the eloquence of Crittenden saved blm.
"IJentleineti." snld Crittenden at th*
end of his great plea. "' to err I* nn-
man, to forgive divine.' When Uod
conceived the thought of man's creation he called to hlni three ministering
virtues, who wait constantly upon th*
tbroue-jusrtce, truth and mercy-and
thus addressed them:
"'Shall we make this man?'
"'0 Cod, mukelilin not.' said Justice sternly, -fdr he will surely trample upon thy lews.'
"'Aud Truth, what aayest thou?"
"'0 Cud, make him not. for none bnt
God Is perfect, and be will surely sin
���gainst thee."
"'And Mercy, what aayest tbont
"Then Mercy, drupplng upon her
knees and looking up through ber
tears, exclaimed:
"'0 God. make him! I will watch
over him with my care through all tb*
dark paths he may have tu trend.'
"Then, brothers, God made man and
said to him: 'U man, thou art the child
of Merey, (io and deal mercifully
with nil thy brothers.' "���Denver lie-
publican.
Th* Carpet Cure.
Matrimony reduced the Smith household until there wus nothing left of
It but Ibe old couple, neither of whom
looks old enough to lie in the father
and mother iu law class. When Bessie
got married Papa Smith took possession of her room, and it has been his
study, library, smoking room aod
growlery since then, nnd Its condition
made the life of his otherwise happy
wife a burden. "Since he has his
room," sbe complained, "John bas developed a passion for disorder which
would break a housekeeper's heart"
"ls there a carpet ou the door?" she
waa asked. "No." "la there a rugV"
"No: he wouldn't have oue." "Well,
surprise him nml hnve a carpet put
down," was her friend's advice, and
It waa followed. "He was a little surprised to And It." said the woman,
"but from that day the floor has not
been Uttered, there's more order on
the desk and the place look* tidy.
John doesn't know It. hut he could
serve as a living specimen of tha c*i��
pet cur*."���New York Trlbun*.
SHORTHAND WRITING.
"atonography* Not tho Only Nam* by
Which It I* Known.
Shorthand writing is known by other
I namea thao "stenography. ruohygia-
] pby" Id only one of tbem.    Its second
j part, of course, comes from the sumo
root us the latter end of "stenography"
I -Hint Ih, (rum the Creek "grapho."
I meuning to write. "Tneby" Is derived
i from the Creek "tactiys." meaning
J swift; so only the shorthand write!
| who has the ability to take down rap-
j Id speech mid transcribe it quickly has
I the right to call herself or himself a
"tnehygrnpher." (the "oil" sound I*
! like (hilt of "k."l
"Stonom'uph.v" comes from "grnpho"
combined with "sleiioa," which moutia
"narrow" lu Creek. Co a "stenographer" Is either a narrow writer or sh*
ur he practices "narrow writing,"
Not so inaiiy years ugo we heard a
guod deni about "phonography" ua a
mime tor shorthand writing, hut th*
term seems to hnve gone out of us*.
It eomes from that dame useful root
"grapho." combined with "phonos."
The latter word means "sound." *a
that a plionogrupher Id one who writes
down sound us he hears It. The phonograph Id, of course, an Instrument
fer wilting or recording douiul
Then there are "liraehygtapby" "ste-
gitnogrnphy" and "logogrnp'hy" an other mimes' for whnt we generally call
stenography. In the order given they
are derived from "grapho" combined
with ���liruch.vs." inclining "short:" "��te>
gunos." meaning "covered:" "secret" (a
stenographer is one who write* in
cryptic or mysterious writing, not to b*
rend by the iinliiltlntedi and "logos,"
meaning "speech."���New York Time*.
FIREFLIES IN JAPAN.
Large and Brilliant and Numaroua and
Not Afraid of Man.
In Japau fireflies are more than mer*
beetles. They sre Cupid's light to
guide lovers, souls of ancient soldiers,
the devil's anare to tempt wanderer*
to death. In tbelr light of magic gold
with a tint of emerald green tbe Japanese see atsrs of hope, sorrow* ot
broken hearts, the everlasting spirit*
of warriors, but. moat of all. th* Joy*
of love and lovers.
Whenever they see the glimmering
faint green light of fireflies hovering
over the stream running Into tbe darkness of night the Japanese dream ot
love and loving hearts. The light of
flreflies la the guide of lovers going
along the narrow paths to meet their
sweethearts.
The Japanese fireflies are much larger and give brighter and more steady
light than those seen In Hut-ope or
America. In old days many poor Japanese students, unable to buy candle*,
were wont to gather fireflies in a bag
and read their honks by their light
The Hotaru kngo itirefly eagei, mad*
of tine laces, placed ou the veranda
gives almost ns bright a light ns tb*
large stooe lantern, bnt much mor*
quaint nnd dreamy.
Klrellles are plentiful everywhere In
Japan. They are not nt all afraid ot
human beings and will oflen alight
upon the dress and even on the hair
or hands. It Is not seldom that flreflies fly Into one's pockets or sleeves.���
Mock Joys In Strand.
"t think 1 must hsve been born un-
Incky."
"Whnt makes you say that?"
"Well, for Instance. I went to a
cricket match once. There were twenty-two player* on the Held, two umpire* and 10.001) persona looking on.
and-th* ball hit m*l"-Illu*trat*d
Bit*. '
���irda Big Eatsr*.
Baby robins buve been observed to
eat half their own weight ot beef
scraps, digest all this within three
hours snd tben be ready for anotber
meal.
A pair of red eyed rlreos were noted
by a naturalist to feed their offspring
over a  hundred  times  In  ten   hours.
Grosbeaks, sworu enemies of the Colorado potato beetle, have been seen to
assimilate almost a hundred caterpillars or  larvae  un   hour.    Over 3,000 j
uphlds hnve perished by the bills of tbe j
Insect   loving   yellow   throats   in   tbe j
same period ot time.���Suburban Ut* !
Magazine.	
Lif* Saving Pontoono.
The pontoon method of saving life
In the event of the foundering of a
ship finds an Illustrious advocate In '
Cunlhertl. the chief naval architect of
the Italian navy. He believes that the
upper and after portion of a ship, containing the cabins, should be constructed ot wood and form a structure
Independent of the rest of the ship.
This should be bolted to the hull by
fastenings which could be readily unlocked In tbe event ot th* loss ot th*
���bin.
Giant Sharks.
While the whale Is regarded as th*
largest nf creatures that haunt tbo sea.
there are some sharks tbat can b*
compared In size wltb the former animals. These giant sharks, however,
are very rare and are kuown under
the name of tbe great wsule shark and
the basking shark. The former, which
attains a length of fifty feet, Is found
off the enasl of India, Peru snd Lower
California. The letter's most favorlt*
bnunt Is the Ar��lc ocean, but It I*
also found near the great whale shark.
These monsters, curiously enough, ar*
quite harmless. Their teeth are very
small, and they feed on tiny matter
that floats nn the surface of Vie sea.
This matter the fish strains through
Its enormous gill rakers.
At th* Photograpnara.
Fond Mamma���Here's a photo of my
little boy wben he was a Imby. and I
want you to make one ot him ns he Is
now.
Photographer���Haven't you brought
him with you?
V. M.���No; I thought you could make
aa enlargement from thl*.-P*iu Melts. THE   COURTENAY   REVIEW,   COURTENAY,   B, C.
-J
j BROTHER AND j
;    SISTER    j
5 There Was a Great Social !
convinced 01 ims. aim nnniw mil ii�� While  bi,i   uioiuei   nun   i   were sin,
other man of the party  favored me   locked   in   no  emhrac*  llwen   wi	
with a  look ot udmlrntlon  he should I |n     \\-|. Hire pildtHHl dnme lime In ex-
not   have   liestowed   upon   a   servant. I p|unations   mid   rejoicings   when   Mr.
After the party hnd gone Miss Hawley j Underwood   appeared,   and   I   learuetl
told uie Hint Hits voting man hail not Unit  he. loo, had been taken Into the
hesltnied to i uiietll upon my spiiear- I let-ret    I shall never forgel his twain
Slice rapturously | ing face or the pressure of his hand as
IN DARKEST AFRICA.
GIROUaRD home again
(lap Between Ihcm
By   t.   A.   MITCHEL
I can never forgel Hint dreadful day
Wert nnd I purled. Unmerciful disaster hud "followed (unI and followed
faster,"   and   this  was' the  crowning | ���   .���,,������,  ���  ,|(1   f((|ln|| ,���. ,.a|t| ���,���,
commissioner in Souther i Nigeria,
who bas arrived in London alter
nei.riy two years' travel lu unexplored  part* of  Nigeria, gives au  inter-
ed attention  was a fre���ncn, cull, at I      ,   ��� h    f  m\ffVB Si^Z^-Z
Ihe house-     I be butler received visitors | ,,.,,.,,. ,|,ii-|,iiz  Hint  nifiuorable evening    |1(,|������ ���| witclicruit
ST tbe door nod delivered ihe curds so | _ W(. <ti<| ,���,, ,,|llv ,.���r,|s-was Hie hup   I     He   wns   accompanied   by  his   wife
thnt I did imt learn his name: bill one , ,,),.,,,     ���(,,,., n���r\ found il sister ami a | during   this  long   journey,   mid   large
dnv  he -aiM when the butler was 1 |n(]y|nve    dwen  had  found a   lover i portions of the territory covered had
nlm hail found a sister    I hnd been re- [ never been visited  before by a whits:
iBiltetl lo n brother nml knew well Hint
It would not be long before I would tie
told Hint I hud ruined n lover    As for
Howard.   I   mude   htm   happy   hy   re-
��� poiidlng  glumes  Hint   bad   been   long
restrained
Hert had received both nn academic
adventures   ol  an   Englishwoman   In
Wild   Nigeria.
.Mr    P.   Ainaury   Talbot,   a  district |  cr/LEBRATED CANAOIAfl IS VISIT
INQ HIS EARLY HAUNTS
After that Hi* .voting  nirtit  whom  I ��� In- cnugllltlllnted me upon Hie reunion
noticed my mlstras* treated wllh mark- t wllh my brother
He I
hu��v and I answered the doorbell
dropped his curd on the snlver I pre I
seined lu blm mid I look II upslulrs lo
my mistress, (In the way I glanced at
It. ami as soon us my eyes rested upon
It the snivel dropped from my hand
and rolled down Hie stall's    I ran after
woman.
Mr. and Mrs. Talh ii found two
"Lakes of the Dead," curb guarded by
an enormous serpent; ami tltoy visited
a  native  town  wbcie  nil  the  bouses
were built of ebony and a,I the occupants were cannibals.
In an interview  with Renter's te-
I promising young mini   lie married my j us son
I, I benefactress, nml I married Howard i"'"' 'i"
II,    I'Hh.SI     l|    ,|||,    ,,,���,���i    ...a-    ...,,.    n....  ,        ...
trouble.  Kuiber had fulled III business, |,mh,wmj0(j ������ ������ ���nr    i|'|��� ������������ ������   and l( professional education from his   presentutive Mr. Talbot said
and the shuck hnd killed him    Mother,         ���--..-   _  ..... |     "*rv,.�� Bnutharn  Nisarlan I
accustomed to every luxury and now
reduced to penury, followed him 10 n
few mouths Neither rather nor mother
Hud ��>v near relatives, uud II  fell to
���ome ..id friends in determine for B.rt *��� 'M.a """" commended me for my
,  , carefulness, giving me certain IM'esdeu
.ml me what we sh.ii.ld do I K||e rH|||(K| hiphij, ta wash
Hen was twelve nml  I  eight.    Hud ,rter having been used, nnd refusing In
we i n hm a few years older w* permit iin.v oilier servant to clean them,
might have taken some action for our- She suw us I handed ber Hie card un
���elves    As II was, it wus decided thai ihe salver that something bad occurred I fi^"^ expl*iued   ally   Ins  stu
we must  be sepurtlled     A  friend of t��� move  hul she hnd the Inct lo   ,,;,.���  wt,ri. ^twv-d  ,���,.., ���  parlicu.ar
father's otlered to Hike Pert and give . refrain from asking personal questions , ..huniiel.
I1I111 un education    A lady wns found nlNiiil what ihey might reveal uf their j    -s,  prophet without honor.   .   .   .
win. would tin the suiiie lor me.    We owu accord, and made no comment on   Though I am a Kussian, I have been
clung to ea.u oilier, declaring lhat we my agitation    I wns much relieved nt   more than twenty-live years in France, j ,"J~  bean"" whicli "ill most   invariably
tngether. Herl saying that this, for I  required lime io consider ! and, therefore^ am acoouuted t'reuoll, | ^r[\t yle 'suspected' person.   Tlie or-
II wns Allien Pendleton Cashing,   The   benefactor and wits sn exemplary unit
visitor was my brother
My mistress, who had heard Hie snlver rullle on the stnlrs. looked at me j Underwood, he having  fallen   III  love
as I entered her room In surprise: for j with a lady's mnld and the mnld having
J fallen In love wllh a gentleman nl tlrst
light.
Defies Old Ago.
Prof. MeU'hnikoll, tbe noted scientist, wbo maintains Hint old age is a
"The Southern Nigerian bush, with '
its soft green twilight, dark shadows,'
Ivorin,  lights  is  peopled  by I
many terrors, but among these 'Ojje,' '
or Witchcraft, reignj supreme,
Bnmetimes tha terror ol witchcraft
will scatter a whole town. This happened at Oberekkai (Gbetekkui���Grab
Mud), once a large and prosperous
place which stands on a tributary of
the Kwa river. To-day it is deserted
and dreaded, and, with rapidly advancing busli growth, is but a shrunken survival of former prosperity.
"Should the suspicion of witchcraft
fall upon any oue, only trial by ordeal can free them. The most usual
one is that of eating esere, a poison-
'   Sir  Pircy Hi�� Won   Honari   In   th��
1        Imperial Army  Such   ai   F��w  Cae
Claim ��� He    Became     Prominent
1        t'aily In Hit Career and Ro��e to Bs
High Commission, r ot N'grria���Hai
Received Many  Decorations.
Sir Percy Qlrousrd, wbo anived i*
j Canada recently to visit bis old home,
! ii one of (he most distinguished Can.
, ailinns in the Imperial service mid he
holds a unique position as one uf th*
j 1 iu this country who have beeo
I selected to: high | refermeiit in Ih*
I imperial Government service
As a distinguished graduate of the
1 Royal  Military Callage st  Kingston
he went to Knglami a lew wars ago
and almost at once sprang Into prom
inenee us tbe devisor of a scheme <>l
military armored trains to run around
would slay  |UHtriiil-l, m-n ���.,,,>���*   ,���,n, ,	
ft, would hike a position us telegraph whether or no I would Inform her that I When I was, thirly-llvu I was ueuraa-
���s-essengei'-tbe   only   occupation   for ibe was being courted bv the brother   'heme.   1 had pains iu my head that
M��ya he hnd noi .1   hut despite our of her ma III. I prevented me iroin working properly.
pleadings   we   were  sent   lu   different       After  much  Ihonghl    .11  the sub-1 M*   Um"il W   ',""   '   '""'   eerlb,all
in. 01,1.1    .pun  ...r ��.." 1 ttmieuiia, and  doctors  gave  uie  beef
directions,    This, of course,  promised    J(.ct. also whether I should iniike my-
belter tor us than trying to make our
way In the world for ourselves si that
lender  uge,  but It   seemed  dreadfully
hard to lis,
II did turn nut better, though In my
self known io Hert. I c.uld not determine tb do anything lu Hie premised.
If I look any action It would be to
make a cunlldnute of my mistress and
nut on any account reveal to Hert tbut
case the good results were delayed for I | wtlB |,|a KtHtt* 1-.
a long while    The lady who took me [    ,,rmn ,',,,��� ',������;. , ��������� ��� wwH ������ mv
hud no children and Intended to adopt
me Hut persons who have not aud
never have had children of Ibeir own
cannot beglu with 11 child nf teu
without great trouble.   It Is like taking
mind tbut troubled me, or. rather, I
wns distressed by Ihe position I occupied. I longed to throw my arms
around Hens neck and rejoice that
we hud come together    Put. from this
steaks, which made me worse. I hud
something wrung with my heart, too.
"At (lie age of lilty-tluee I consulted 11 specialist 111 Germany, He diagnosed uiu.-r 10 solerusis and chronic
nephritis. That wus when I began
U> take mysell iu hand,"
ANOTHER CANDIDATE.
up any other occupation ubout_ which    rahiink."'"vrtW  was I  returning
-we bave learned nothing    llesides. my
foster   mother   was   a   very   nervous
woman, nnd  whatever  I  did  worried
er     1 hud been with her but a short
"idle when she decided that her health
required thai she should be relieved of
my care, nnd I wns given up to another
jierson who wns paid to tnke me,
Wben I was fourteen my foster
inolher died. and. since she had innde
no provision for me, I wns told thnt
] must earn money. 'Phis I began do-
Jog by being 11 baby's nurse, aud from
that I drifted Into other menial duties
till I became a housemaid lu the family of a wealthy gentletnitu whose
only child was .1 daughter about my
own uge. This young lady upon learning tbe story of my life wns very syiu
pathetic and kind. She would not ad
mil that 1 would always renin In a
servant, and helped me to prepare myself for something better, she made
me ber own mnld, though she was not
of the kind to need 11 maid, preferring
to do everything for herself, giving me
the position that   I   might   have mure
m.v mistress' kindness to uie In keeping my discovery from herl The matter weighed upon me dreadfully���Indeed, so much su thnt I grew thin and
pale, while I freipienlly noticed lu
looking at my rellection In 11 mirror
that my menial si rain was stumping
Itself on my features.
Occasionally I was obliged 10 meet
Bert-soiiieliini'S'lo serve blm. I bud
no reason to suspect him of knowing
thnt 1 was bis sister.    If he ever even
deals of boiling oils, poured upon the
palms of the hands, and of peppercorns inserted in th* eyes, ure fsr
less dreaded.
One of the most interesting discov.
erics was that of th" Lake of tlie
Dend in the Oban country.   '
"After a struggle through dense
bush we could see the edge of a sheet
of water along the banks of which
were the holes of crocodiles whose
tracks covered the shore.
"The scone  wus  u weird one;  the
surface wns absolutely still, und round
about were ten feet, high bushes, with
D like to run for iire.ldo.it; 1 really I what  were apparently   great  luffs  of
li 111 it 1 should. creamy flowers.   These, however, pcov.
���    Because I sland f. r everything that's ' ed to be nests of tree frogs.
riatu una wise .nut good "The place is u sanctuary   for   all
I've thought about It off una on ihe past   wil,i things, for no hunter would dare
three weeks1 or a or*, to penetrate the bush tn this diendcd
An" ."".'^''"L1 '*' """"" *��m'      '" j spot.  As we stood at the edge, gazing
ilerst.iorj tha kind of man I ou�� ��V*r tbe water, its quiet wns Slid-
! denly broken by a broad ripple, uud
than boforo
if everybody und
I be
1 ue ..
A  popular  uprlain'   would  at once  take 1 little fish were seen to spring agitat- 1 ll<:'"'
1      1, 1     ---   .1 r  1    ....���.,,    ���,,    I   Hill
Kilt I'KUI.-V  01RODARD,
the English coast for use in cas ���
tack hy n foreign army. 1.1 ti
I'.gypf, ho became --till more li
under Lord Kitchener when, as
engineer, he built a railway uvi
desert to carry supplies to  K '
pliic fur tne.
My platform I will try to alve without no
useless frills
Then  lei  tbe people cheer ma from lha
valleys and thu hills.
I'd   have  a  tu.lft   Unit   would  main-  lha
cost of llvlu' email
And   keep   up   prices   everywhere,   with
benefits for ull.
looked at me curiously tie did not do I The farmer and the millionaire, the cl'.i'K
so while I was looking al him.    I was j urid hired hund
glad tn be near him. hut pained Hint Woul'1 ",'' ����� trfal��d falr ���"d ���"""""�� " ���
7      ,   . . ... could rule the lund.
I   might  not   make   myself  known  to
him.    The  young   man   who   had   fit- j I'd have a plunk provldln' that all wrong*
vored   me   with   an   admiring   glance ! should disappear
came to the  house occasionally and wtfdtah*�� tiui^ea"'" *""** "" "" ��"M"'
never failed  to repent,  his manlfesta- There wouldn't be no watered milk, th*
lions of lldlUlt'lltlnn.    Pert culled him ! germs would all be killed
Howard, nod  I learned lhat his mime
was Howard Underwood.
One day Miss Cwemlolin snld to me;
"l.ucia, 1 have been thinking much
about you lately und have come to u
decision concerning you.    Your birth.
time to Improve myself     She wns a
1 ' '    ���,,   ������,,    siippeuiented   by   whnt   I   have   been
strong character,   well  educated  and      .'.'._     ��� .. ...
possessing Intellect nil I tastes    She be
came my teacher, und under ber till
tion. beginning where I had left off nt
my father's death. I gained whnt
might be considered n fair education.
Indeed I proved an npt scholar, and
stlisnrld'd In a short while what sume
girls would be years In learning. Miss
Gwendolen Hawley. my mistress, my
teacher nnd my friend, was delighted
with Hie success of her efforts,In my
behalf, assuring me when I expressed
my gratitude thai she was Indebted to
me. since I hud given her something
to Interest her.
When Bert and I were separated we
Were too young to keep truck of each
other I pined for him for awhile, but
tbe memory of children requires time
to develop, nnd within two or three
years I hud forgotten much about him.
Thin wns to be expected of him con
able to do for you io education, will
not admit of your remninlng longer a
servant. 1 have some work laid out
for you���keeping Ihe accounts of a
charitable association of which I am
treasurer. Ihe salary of which Is .filuo
a year I wish you to continue to Ilve
here, and thai you may feel Independent I will give you Hie cure of my
word robe.''
It would be useless for me to nt-
tempt to describe In words my joy ut
this announcement, Sooner or later I
would claim Bert for my brother. IItill
that without placing him In an embarrassing position. Cweudoliii would not
listen (o (hunks, saying Him my position as a 111:.nl had been as embarrassing to ber as It must have been to
me. She also told me lhat her admirer
and my admirer .were coining that
same evening lo piny cards and sbe
wished me to make u fourth hand,   t
'd   do   away   wltti   Hoods   and   have   alt
empty purses tilled,
Tha  gover'ment   should  have control  of
everything In sight;
Th* peiaple shuiild have cheaper coal and
iluss should cense lo bile.
Another plunk I hnve In mind and which
I'll now explain
Would put an end to early frosts and regulate the rain.
I'd have all klmlB of sickness slopped und
accidents should cense;
The rogiieu would all reform, and we'd
have universal peace.
I'd fix It so ull married men should learn
to love their wives,
euly above the surface.    A great python wus crossing, and this, we learn- I
ed,   shared   with   the   crocodiles   tbe
guardianship of the Sacred hike.
"Nothing, we were informed, must I
be allowed to trouble the water, or !
even to touch its outer edge, or famine
and pestilence would ensue. Here,
according to popular belief, come by
night the ghosts of long dead Kkoi,
, to drift in sad companies hopeless and
| wailing over the surface of the water.
Even in the bright sunlight the place
has an uncanny look."
Describing a visit to a district whe-e
all tbe houses were bui.t of ebonv,
Mr. Talbot said;
"The side of our tent almost touch-
*d  a  little  ebony   hut  built over  a
I   Ins   army   then, emle
it ah
r.   10
uvuia
cbial
c tha
leturs
g   ta
crush the  Khalifa whom  he  sn completely routed nt Obdurman.   N" littia
cretlit lor this grand exploit is ��-iveu
to Sir  Percy  Oirouard  in connection
with the eereful  ami skillful      i Idirtl
of   the   desert    mini    that   furnishes!
arms and fissl to the soldiers.
He is described by eminent Knglish
authorities   as   a   great   civil   ic-vant
who bus succeeded In every position
be    has   undertaken    and.    by    Lord
Kitchener, us  an  officer o'  brilliant
ability.    He is a man of indoontaiji*
I energy and great force of will. :md ia
! England to-day be stands in the tiril
1 rank among the men of action tif the
j British  Empire.    He  has been   preai*
j dent of the Egyptian Railway  Roard,
.-- , -      ,    ..I ...    ,i     ��� director of railways  in  South   Africa
large  and  gruesome-looking pot,  the i      d   (,,mlni99i���ner   ���,   ���Uwaya   ^
sides of which were omanmnted with | quarterlDa8ter.general ���, the western
Ira.hooks .Before this, about breast ; ,!���������������,���, |��� ,.�� 1iuk1 ,   {m T;���e f,u
MA, and the length of a man   was a ,     , h^ rf h
kind of  altar,  made  of  stout ebonv . lnis8ji)jr    fl(    ^    pro.e(;[or,.,    ,l(
,.i   Y    .    , .    .   i    . . ' northern  Nigeria, and since  1303 liu
In front of our tent door was a b        gover*or   and   0lini;M,;i,,n,
tall  carved   pillar,   ornamented   with , ch|e| j ^ ^.^ Mc&a ,x
siruipo^hunian^kulls.   Ihe people H(, ,Kilds |||ahy of ^ le!ih^  |mpep
inI decorations and lins received -rum
all had the filed teeth und thin
shrunken appearance which are always associated with cannibal rites
All our carriers said that not only
was the pot in  the little but  meant
And woes would never coma again to i for the sacrifice of human victims,
darken people's Uvea. j but tbe two hideous mud figures of a
god and goddess in another shed on
If I could be a candidate I'd promts* | the ful,thPr si<1��� oi thei c(irv,,j illar
there should soon -       -
various bodies very high honors in
Kngland, He i? a son of the Ih:*< Hon.
Desire Oirouard, "f Ottawa, juitic*
of Uie Supreme C< urt.
Be boons  for every  man and  child   thnt I l""' '""' wVm**i '."""���* ""*���"���      ���'  "���'. "T
wished to have u boon. oonalarft hbationa   of   hum��n blood
I'd have disease u boll shed, as ! think l'v��|','^areil over them."
Haid before,
The old should all ��row younx apnn and
death would come no more
The ones Who  have to work should  rest
Hnd hnve their pay Increased.
And  Impplneas should fill the breast uf
every man und beast.
I'd fix up everythlnK that** wrong. Th*
dlKKer in the ditch
Should throw jut* pick away at once because I'd make him rich.
The Ignorant should alt be wine, the
wicked should be kooo.
I'd    lefftslnte   away    the   (Ilea,    establish
remind his remembrance of nw. Cbll-   "!""*" ""*       _, .
dren of the aame family not hrtitntht    n     '? b"K '"r1fr,"" ��uc* �� H"'Mfn
up toxetner have little or nothlnK In     ,n,,|> rr,,ui M;rrinf Wr��uu�� '��, '"hl�� i        brotherhood
common.    Still   I   had  a   brother and    tbeiT ���mW"lt>"-   '�����"  �������   Would   not | Sprell,, >WM, cont.ntm.nt all about and
longed   for   him.     One   tearful   letter
written a few days after Itert and I
parted wn�� the only nieaanae I received from him while we were children.
Xlaa Hawley hnd a line aoclul |>okI-
llateu to uie.
Gwendolin aouie time befnre hud In-
alsted ou my provldinK myself with
a respectnhie wardrolie of my own.
and 1 now saw why ilie hnd done so.
That anine evening Bert"vame earlier
nil tli�� laml with glea.
Count   tin.   folks,   hwIiik   your   hats   and
about!   Uprise, dear friends, for in*.
-Cliicaao Hecord-Herald.
Orchard and Garden.
tlon, but only minified lu society to a . ~  .      ��� ,
moderate extent She waa prominent t?*nJber frl,!l"'' *m' <'�����<-'������"�� <��������
In orcanlaatlona whose oblect was to �� ste'1 *�� .'">' f��'"�� down ,�� 'TJ*lw
ameliorate the condition of the poor. !""��� ,WI,i' * ��������f"��K ""''"���I I did so.
Of conrae. ahe bud a number of frleutla te��r*rl"" ll* r""m- ' *'w "" """' ,",t
and aeqnalntaneea. but aa she did not M,mde"lv 1Vrt """'"^ fpom h'���|'lll,1 ���
entertain largely I lint) little or no
knowledge *f them. She was so Interested In Intellectual and charitnble pur-
suits tbat I fancied she would not be
likely to marry; for sbe wns twenty-
two, and passing out from nn nre when
the fepllngs are easily  enlisted.    But
Black Opals  In Australia.
_^^^^^^       ^^^^^^^ The iniiic.t producing black npali in
had had their heads worn away by tbe | Australia are Mluatcd at the he id of
tl.j River Darling, in iK>:lhern New
South Wale*, ,,bout sixty m.'e- from
the village o( Waigetl. The) ��era
discovered nearly nine years a?<>,
The output for the lir.-t three ir fcur
years was very BiuaJI Indeed, wiiy an
occasional black stone being inund,
I *. some larger linds v.^re subje-
fluently made, nnd attracted a large
number uf miners Ht one time, a
thousand or more being nt the field.
The output then oi black- "pal was
Irom 30,000 to 40,000 per annum.
The black opal i.�� confined within
very ������mall limits aud the supply has
gradually lessened, until (luting the
Inst nine months Uie output has been
almost nil.
Tbe Australian opal production of
all descriptions is niw seventy-five
per cent, less than has bean known at
onv other time 'luring then last twenty years, mid black opal in particular
has temporarily ceased to be produced. It is hoped, however, tbat new
exploration work will result in fresh
finds.
curtain uud caught, me In his arms.
While 1 hnd  been currying a secret
tbe others had la-en doing tlie same
thing,   (iweit had told Itert nil about
her  maid,  her origin   and   her  inline.
Bert hnd from the story recognized his
Bister,   and.   though    he   did   not   ��t
,   , . once make the relationship known to
one evening when she hud two young '
j.      , . a_   j.   .     i .i  it.     u wen. he da mi very soon.   Indeed, he
men ana n Kir friend In to pay brldK*        ,     , ,.       -        ,      .
.....    .     .     .      V   .. prefaced a  ironoaft on of innrrlage hy
With her 1 noticed a treatment of oua    ' ... '     ' .    ..      .    i   ..
.     '       ,._       .,   ���     ,..,.    telling her that he was brother to her
of the men by her different from what   _,..", ,  ,    ���
.      ,    .    a. . , ,    niald.   She accepted, ,-itid together they
���he  bad  shown any  other.    I  served
Prosperous Man (to seedy dlttoi-Vou
look aa If you bad known better times.
Seedy One���That's right, aud better
Always plant small  fruits un deep, , company too��� Kleiseude Blatter.
rich alluvial  soil, one  which  carries ]	
plenty of humus Th, Corrtet pOIltion.
Turn up all dirty land thoroughly t< i a .lamesport applicant for a county
expose the weed roota to frost and ! acbonl was belnii questioned by those
repeat this at Intervals. | l��� authority there.   "And what la your
Oue of the tlrst requisites to keep io ��� position with regard lo whipping ehll-
mlod In selecting an orchard location ' dren?" one member asked. "My usual
ls that It be well drained. '��� position," she replied, "Is on the chair.
H'lne. well rotted manure Is a good with the child across my knees, face
mulch for tea roses    Prune hy cutting    downward."���I.Iiiueos (Mo i  Bulletin.
the blossom lavtsbly wltb long stem*. I ������������ ���
In order te reduce vigorous blooming Quit* Oiffarant.
brnnebes. ,.<rn��, marriage took place In prison."
Constant and pe^isrent warfare wl��       >������ rton-t ������.||,.ve in Jallbtrla being al-
the sprayer against tlie various nests ; lowed to marry."
that hnont and damage tne orchard 'j |    ��Yon nilsinke your people   This waa
Advantage of Fall Calvea.
Calves dropped In the full always d*
better than those horn in tbe spring.
One of Ihe principal reasons for this i*
that there Is more time to devote to
their care during the winter. Calves
horn In the full are given a ration consisting of milk and dry feeds, which
ure less likely to cause scours und other diseases prevalent when the,, are on
grass nnd allowed to overfeed and the
time to care for them Is limited. Th*
fnll calf Is also old enough tu take car*
of Itself by spring, when the Held work
. .    .        laid Ihe plan to spring a surprise on
eome rerresnnierts. and during tne r.ew                knowluK that I possessed the   the price of ��uceeaaful and proflUhi   i . prominent banker and a militant *ui- i,-..,.,��u�� 1, ...        , ,i    ���,
minutes that 1  wua In Ibe room via*                 . ���    .      ,            .  ���������.,             ,. ,���...,~.. " l"*"""""" """"" ""��" nootaiii aui- iieininea  heavy  and tbe Q OS troiihl
secret of Bert and my relationship.       , hortlcuiwr*. ' fragelte."--Washington Herald, sum*. /
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A   Weekly   Newspaper,   Published   ut
Courtenay, H. C.
N. II. Bodkn, Bdltor and Proprietor
Subscription 8160 per Year in Advance
THURSDAY, KKllliirAUY 20, 1013
Local Lines
A new roof was put on the school
house last week. The children
had a holiday from Wednesday-
last until Tuesday In consequence,
Mr. Thomas Clarke, of Vancouver, and Mr. Richard Hardwick, of
Victoria, arrived on Sunday, and
arc inspecting the Royal Hank
here.
Mr. anil Mrs.   S. J.   Piercey arrived home ou Sunday's lioat from
Vancouver.    ,\ r, Piercey has been j
Spending ths whither in Southern
California. |
Mr. J. W. Turnbull has sold ten
acres of laud to Mr. G.   Copeman,'
of Victoria, at JS200 per acre.    The
sale  was   made   t! rough   Messrs.
Hardy & Biscoe,
Divine service will he held in
Holy Trinity Church. Cumber-
laud, 011 Sunday, the 23rd instant,
at 11 a. 111., when the Rev. the
lion. T, R, Hsneagc will preach.
The C, N. R. surveying camp
was moved to Headquarters yesterday morning, The horses passing
through town with large packs on
their backs was a novel sight to
many.
Mr. J. Douglas, who lias been
accountant at mine 8 for the past
year, has severed his connection
with the company and accepted a
more lucrative position in Vancouver.
A box of cigars will he given to
the gentleman making the highest
score at English Billiards during
this week, commencing today
(Thursday), at "Mac's" Pool
Room.
Mr. Stoddart, the Cumberland
jeweller, fully realizing where the
trade of the Comox district is, has
decided to move to Courtenay, and
was in town yesterday looking for
a location.
Messrs Hardy & liiscoe report
several acreage sales this week.
Among them being I acres near
mine S, 20 acres at Comox, n>
acres at Sandwick and io acres up
the l.ake Trail.
The Courtenay Basketball team,
composed of Peter Dargie, Wallace
Piercey, Leo Anderton, Mark Coe
and Angus >Beaton, journeyed to
Comox last Thursday evening, and
trimmed the "title-holders" to the;
tune of 26 to 14.
Mrs. Bruce Towler left on the
nth hist., for Dassel, Minnesota,
having received word that her
father, Capt. J. R. Ilusscy, is very
ill, Mr. Towler, accompanied her1
as for as Vancouver, returning on
Friday evening.
Mr. Colin Campbell was iu Cum-,
berland    on    Monday    boosting
Courtenay.   Among other tilings
he mude a wager with a prominent
Cumberlauder that Courtenay will;
have    1000  people   for   every 100
lhat Cumberland has at the end of'
five years.
The date set for holding the Co-1
mox Fair this year 'is Thursday 1
and Friday, September 18 and 19. |
This will give exhibitors a chance ]
to show at Victoria on the 23rd |
and at New Westminster on the 1
3rd of October.
It is reported that the Courtenay |
Phill'.ar.moi c Society intend giving i
an    entertainment    sometime  in j
March,    Lovers of good music will
be   glad   to   hear   of   this, as the
Society have been for  some time
practicing some of the   best standard music,    The  proceeds   will be
devoted  towards   the  new church
fund.
A letter received by a subscriber :-
ill town from  the Secretary  of the j
Isthmian Canal Commission states 1.
that the canal   will likely be   open !
for   the passage   of   vessels  some
time in   December   of   this   year.
This will be some time   before the !
formal   opening,   which   will   not
take place until everything  is spic
and span.
1 , 1
The deputation which waited on
the Provincial Government, re
leasiag the Indian reserve, to the
north of the town, were courteously received, and given to understand that the matter would be
considered just as soon as the In-,
dian affairs were put into the Pro-
viucial Government's hands for
administration.
George   Doane,   Charles    Armstrong aud James I.aird had a narrow escape   ou the   steam   launch
"Elk" on Monday, on a trip from
Comox to   Mud Bay.    They were
so   frightened  of   being   capsized
that they   took   off their   clothes,
ashore.     Within
shore   the   wind
managed   to land
Get Your I,o\v?st Prices  on Barb,
Wave    and    Smooth    Wire,    anil
Poultry    Netting,   in   all   widths,
and then sec us
Chas. H. Pigott
A Full Assortment of Men's Fancy and Dress
Shirts, Hats and Underwear. Alss a large Assortment of Boys and Youths Shoes.     See our New
2    Assortment of Men's,  Boy's and Yoth's Hats and
��� Caps
Best   Tailored   Clothes   Made   to   Order.
Good Fit Guaranteed
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Rose, good quality',   both in  eating ami
keeping; one year from prairie
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R, WIM,IAMSON, Happy Valley
Mux 358, Cumberland
Tenders Wanted
SHADED Tenders will be received by the
undersigned, up to noon ou Friday;
February 28, (en- the erection of a Church
in Courtenay. Plans nnd specifications
may be seen nt the office of tlie Co-Operative Society's butcher shop. Lowest or
and tender not necessarily accepted,
THOMAS  MENZIES,
Sandwick, l'. 0.
Comox Co-Operative Society
Butchers
Dealers in Meats, Farm
Produce, etc.
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Union Street
Courtenay
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not liking the  goods when
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A large consignment, comprising  several hundred   pairs of
Shoes, a quantity of first-class dress material, table oil
cloth, aud all kinds of dry goods, has just arrived
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Watchmaker and Jeweller
COURTENAY, B. C.
Inspection Invited
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New Towusite, Comox Harbor
With its snowclad mountains in the background, sea and green
fields in the foreground it makes a picture worth painting
Watch It Grow
we have lots aud acreage for sale.
Don't delay seeing us
British Columbia Investments
LIMITED
Vancouver Island Farms and Acreage Specialists
TELEPHONE 36 COURTENAY, V. I., B. C.
THE
COMOX BAY
STORE
Dry  Goods, Groceries,
'Boots and Shoes
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the Jeweler
Is now locoted where he gets the most business
You all know where?
COURTENAY
The future business center of the
Comox District
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General Merchant
ELK   HOTEL
Comox, B. C.
Best Meals North of Naniamo
Choicest Liquors and Cigars
C. A. Martin,  Prop.
J.   E   ASTON
Basement Willard Block
Loggers Boots and Shoes Made '
Repairing Neatly  and  Promptly   Done
GO WITH-THE BUNCH TO
Potter's Pool Room
CANDIES, CIGARS aud
SOFT DRINKS
J. POTTER, Proprietor
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PORT AUGUSTA HOTEL
Comox, B. C.
First-class   Accommodation.    Best
Quality Wines Liquors and Cigars
H. Cottington, Prop.
C. W.  Shannon
PAINTER and DECORATOR
Estimates Furnished Free of Charge
Shannon Block,     Courtenay CAriPBELL'S
Silk and Trimmings
for
Evening Costumes
,
Agents for
Invictus Shoes
SILK  WAISTS, Etc.
YOUR   Inspection   Invited   of our new  lines  of  Ladies'
LAWN and SILK SHIRT WAISTS.     All the
Leading  Shades   in   Pailette    Silks   Suitable   for   Evening
Coslume,  with Trimmings to  Match
We  will  be  Showing  within   the  next   few day.*  Newest
Designs in   Swiss   Embroideries,   Flouncings   and   A Hovers
MEN'S FURNISHINGS, Etc.
/^\UR Gents Department is now Stocked with the
V Mosl Up-To-Date Goods for the Dressy Dresser.
NewesT: arrivals���men's, youths and children's Englishjfur felt and
cloth hats.    Special novelties in children's felt and cloth hats.
We Invite Your Inspection of our Spring Samples of Campbell's
Made-To-Measure Clothing���Style and Fit Guaranteed
Slater Shoes
in ��
Newest Spring Styles
Shoes
Newest    Spring   Shapes   in
black   and   tan, button and
laced,     with    fancy    vesting
uppers
CAMPBELL'S, Cumberland
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McFarlane Bros*,
Great Midwinter Sale
Commencing Monday, January 13
Our entire stock must be cleared to
make room for new spring goods.
Special discounts in all Departments
of our $30,000 stock
Nothing  is   Reserved
A Great Money Saving Opportunity for All
Blankets, beds, bedspreads, sheets, sheeting, flannel,   flannelettes, eiderdowns, dress goods, cretonnes, art sateen, ladies and
childreus hosiery,   shoes   and   rubber   goods   at   wonderful
reductions.
Gents clothing, sweaters, shirts, underwear, hats, boots, shoes
and rubber  goods.
Men, now is the time to get that new spring suit at a bargain.
Our grocery department is replete with choise fresh groceries,
We are giving a special discount on all lines, and have an umber of specials at exceptionally low prices.
A dollar saved is a dollar earned.    We can   save   you   many
dollars if you will buy your requirements from us.
Terms of sale strictly spot cash.    Goods bought at   this   sale
not returnable.   Sale continues for one week only.
Remember the Date and Place
January   13th   to 18th inclusive
The Corner Store
CUMBERLAND
P. 0. Box 100 Phone 10
CUMBERLAND
Interesting Items from the Coal City
Mr. W. W. Willard left on Saturday's boat on a business trip to
Vancouver and Victoria,
Mr. Willard, of Victoria, who
was here attending the funeral of
his grandson, returned home on
Saturday
Dr. Hicks, who underwent an
operation for appendicitis in Vancouver, theree weeks ago, returned
on Friday.
Miss Grace Watson has secured
a position as assistant in the post
office.
Mr. F J. Dalby has resumed
operations in the depot once more.
Mr. J, S. Banuermau is now in
charge of the customs office.
Mrs, H. Murdoch and daughter
returned on Wednesday last from
Vancouver.
The masquerade ball given by
the U. M. W. of A., on Thursday
ast, was a success in every way.
There were present 300 spectators
and 150 niasqueraders.
Mrs. Lynn arrived on Friday to
take a position as bookkeeper for
Simon, Wiser & Co.
The Rev. Mr. Craig, of Courtenay, occupied the pulpit of the
Presbyterian church ou Sunday
evening last, in the absence of the
Rev. Mr. Hood.
The funeral of the late Duncan
McLecd, who died on Thursday
afternoon last, after a short illness,
took place on Sunday afternoon to
the Cumberland cemetery, from
the resideuca of his sister, Mrs. A.
Cameron, Penrith Avenue. The
deceased was 54 years old and a
native of Pictou, N. S. Tlie pallbearers were Messrs. McQuarrie,
Winnir.gliam, Walker, Frame,
Hugo and Culton. Rev. B. C.
Freeman officiating.
We Ask Inspection
Of the Full Line of Gents Neckwear just Received
Our Xmas. Groceries are the Best in Town
See Our Children's Shoes
The   Ideal  Store
Cumberland
Spokane capitalists   are working
the United   Empire coal   miue at
Princeton.
The waggon road   between Mas-
' set and   Queen   Charlotte    will be
finished this year.
PARKSVILLE
The rapid growth of British Columbia, aud especially of Vancouver Island, in the last three years
relieves us of all anxiety as to the
future prosperity and development
of our province. Nowhere on
Vancouver Island is the growth
more apparent than at Parksville,
23 miles north of Nanaimo, where
the Canadian Highway leaves the
eajst coast of the Island, branching
off to Alberni. Less than a year
ago the only means of transportation was by steamboat, twice a
week, the boat calling at Beaver
Creek, five miles distant, and a
stage to Nanaimo tri-weekly. Today the C. P. R. has a daily train
service connecting Parksville with
Victoria, Nanaimo and Alberni,
while in summer months it is possible to be in Vancouver in four
hours time. Iu addition .to this
the Union S. S. Company call once
a week at the government wharf.
A very short time ago there was
no resident clergyman of any denomination, no hall for dancing
and other amusements, no athletic
clubs of any kind. Now there is
a Church of England clergyman,
who is supported by the parish, a
Presbyterian minister, a splendid
hall, and football,  hockey,  cricket.
aud badminton clubs. This place
has a postoffice, government telegraph office, school, hotel, local
aud long distance telephone, three
stores and three real estate offices.
Standing near the hotel, which is
a favorite stopping place, oue can
count twelve buildings, either under construction or lately completed
at a cost of over twenty thousand
dollars, while the population has
trebled in the last three vears. A
pictitreque towusite has been laid
out overlooking a very pretty and
extensive sandy bay, with a mag-
nificient view of the Selkirks,
across the water, while Mt. Arrow-
smith, the pride of Vancouver Island, is plainly visible iuthe southeast, The fly fishing in the Englishman and Qualicum rivers, as
well as off the coast, affords tlie
best sport, and the trout fishing in
the Cameron and Home lakes cannot be surpassed Parksville is the
favourite stopping place for motorists on the Canadian an4 Islarid
Highways, the roads being excellent. In the last twelve months,
in the neighborhood of fifty thousand acres have changed hands in
the district around Parksville, at a
total cost cf over one million dollars, These tacts go to prove that
the future of Parksville and surrounding district is assured, and
before long it will be one of the
b?st k own and important places
on Vaiuo tver Island. The Furniture Store
Iron Beds and  Bedding, Springs and Mattresses,
Carpets, Stoves  and Ranges, Furniture and
House   Furnishings,   Rugs   Linoleums,
Curtains aud Window Blinds
WALLPAPER A SPECIALTY
A. McKINNON
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland
Beauty Tips       GET   YOUR
T. T. GRIEVES
Builder & Contractor
Bungalow Specialist
Plans and Estimates Free
Box 124      Courtenay
To be Raffled For
One, 28 ft. Launch
with 12 h. p. Engine
Tickets $1.00 Each
Tickets may be had from the
owners:
E. J. Millett, C. C. Piercy or
Bert Higgins, Comox
First-Class Plumbing
Hot Water and Steamfitting
J. E. JACKSON
Phone 9 Courtenay
ANNUAL MEETING
The Annual  meeting of the  Comox
Creamery Association will be held in the
Agricultural Hall, Courtenay, on Thursday, March 6th, at 8 p. m.
R. U. HuRi'ORii, Wm. Duncan,
President Secretary
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Fanny Bay School
SBAI/BD TENDERS, superscribed.
"Tender for Paittiy Day school," will
be received by the Honourable the Minister of Public Works up to noon of Friday, the 28th day of February, 1913, (or
the erection ami completion of a one-
room school building at Fanny Bay, in
tae Comox Electoral District.
Plans, specifications, contract, and
forms of tender may lie seen on and after
the 7th day of February, 1913, at the
office of Mr. J. Ilaird, Government
Agent, Cumberland; Ceo, Thomson,
Government Agent, Nanaimo; Mr. Freti
I.arsen, Secretary of School Board, Union
Bay; and the Department of Public
Works, Parliament Buildings, Victoria.
Copies of plans and specifications may
be obtained on depositing a certified
cheque for $10, to be refunded on return
of plans and specifications by date tenders are receivable,
Each proposal must be accompanied
by au aceepted bank cheque or certificate
of deposit on a chartered bank ol Canada, made payable to the Honourable the
Minister of Public Works, for a sum equal
to 10 per cent, of the tender, which shall
be forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter into contract when called
upon to do so, or if he fail to complete
the work contracted for. The cheques
or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful
tenderers will be returned to them upon
the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not lie considered unless
made out on tlie forms supplied, signed
with tlie actual signature of the tenderer,
I and enclosed ill tlie envelopes furnished.
Tlie lowest or any tender not necessarily.
J. E. GRIFFITH,
Public Works Engineer,
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, It, C, 5th February, 1913.
Enlarged pores can he contracted by applications of alcohol.
Just before retiring massage the
hands well with cold cream and
without wiping away any remaining portion slip on tlie loose gloves.
Tetter and ringworm are caused
by imperfect digestion and should
be cured by proper diet. Local
applications of iodine will give
temporary relief.
\n excellent tonic for tlie hair
is made of one ounce of best castor
or sweet oil, two ounces of bay
ruin and two of French brandy.
Scent with rose geranium,
People suffering from indigestion should eat a very light breakfast. A raw egg separated and
beaten light with a little cream or
milk added is often sufficient and
easily digested.
Scrim is the most sanitary material for face cloths. This cloth is
porous and free from lint, allowing
a free circulation of air. It also
admits of quick and effective washing and drying, so that it can be
cleaned after every face bath.
Favorite Fiction
"Smokeless Coal."
"Police Protection."
"I Wasn't Going More Than Six
Miles au Hour, Your Honor."
"I 13eg Your Pardon. 1 Didn't
Mean lo luterupt You."
"If You Can Do Anything for
Mr. Jones I Shall Regard It as a
Personal Favor."
"Why, Do You Owe Me $5, Old
Chap? I Had Forgotten All About
It." g
"I'll Be Down in a Minute,
John."���Chicago Tribune.
Farmers Market
Following are the quotations at
the New Westminster market on
Friday last;
MEATS-WHOLESAI.K
Utef, forequartnrn      9 1-2 to 10c
Beef, hindijuftrterH  11 12c
Ve��ll��rBe     �� 10.
Veal, ��m��ll  14 141
Mutton 10 12J
Pork 12 13J
MHATS��� KKTAIIi
Beef, best rib roast 15 18c
Beef, loin 18 22c
Beef, round Bteak  20c
Boiling beef 10 l'c
Veal IB 25c
Pork 12 21c
Mutton 12 2Y
Poultry���He h, small, per do-/,., 8 to $10 1
large, do?.., 10 to $12 ; cnickeuH, no/,., 4 to $0 ;
ducks, 15 to 18 dollars pur dozen.
Kish���Salmon 15c lb.; flounders 10c lb.,
Sturgion lb, .5c ; halibut lb, 10c ; steelhead
lb, Ino ; smelt* l'�� 1' c.
Eggs���Wholesale dozen, 40 to 42c, retail, 45
to to c per dozen.
Butter -Wholesale, 31c, retail 40 to 45c lb
Apples $1 to $1.25 porbux.
Vegetables���wholesale, ��� Beets, sack 1.00
carrots, sack. 75c ; turnips, sack, 60c ; potatoes, 13 to 14 dollars per ton.
Stump Pullers
K*rth Augers, well IxiriiiK. take-up cables, fix*
tureo, fmlf-optmiiaK and shutting natea and
doon, etc, manufactured. Write 469 Burn-
aide road Victoria. B.O. Special 5-year arrangements to settlers for ritump-puUer outfits;
capacity up to 36-inch green stumps, (> ft treen;
large area cleared at oacu tutting ; 3 J minutes
to re-sit.   Price. $51 and upwards.
HORNBY ISLAND
The Progress Club held its monthly business meeting on Saturday,
February i, at which a lot of business was gone through. Among
the items brought up for consider-
atioi- was an extention of the wharf,
as the present one is not more than
half large enough to accomodate
the amount of freight that is landed
There will also be a shed built for
horses, for public use.
We are sorry to hear that Mrs,
Jas. Harwood is very. We all wish
her a speedy recovery.
Mr. G. C. Smith has just returned from Vancouver, where he has
been changing his boat, "Robert",
from steam to gasoline.
Mr. w. Avy, our enterprising
logger, has just received a new logging donkey.
Mr. J. W. Ford was away for
a week, renewing acquaintances
around Unioti Bay and Denmau Island.
I Mr. W. Smith has sold his farm
to Mr. Geo. Howe. We hear he
got a good price for it.
School will be opened here in the
course of a week.
An entertainment and dance was
held in the school house on Saturday, February 9, under the auspices of the Progress Club. A very
enjoyable time was spent.
At His Word
"That cigar of yours,t' said the
passenger with the chin beard,
smiling genialfy, "has burned
about half its length down one
side.'t
"So?" frowned the man with
the curled mustache, turning his
head slowly and looking at him
from head to foot; well, that is the
way I like, my cigars, sir."
So, when a spark from his cigar
fell on the skirt of his new $60
overcoat aud proceeded to bum a
hole in it, the man with the chin
beard reflected, "Perhaps that's
the way he likes his overcoats,"
and said nothing.
Pat Scores Again
Pat has always been celebrated
the world over for his repartee,
aud he did not belie his reputation
for smart retorts quite recently.
It happened that a warship
touched at a military port ou the
coast of Irelaud, aud a Tommy,
meeting a full bearded Iris'.i tar in
the street, accosted him with:
"Here, I say, Pat, when are you
goin' to put those whiskers of
yours ou the reserve list?''
Pat turned and eyed his questioner thoughtfully for the space
of half a second; then:
"Begorra, just as soon as ever
you place your own tongue ou the
civil list," was his reply.
Cleaning, Pressing, Repairing  and
Shoe Shining done by the
Courtenay Cleaners
W, I,. SCOTT, Prop.
Ncit tloor to tbe Butcher Shop
Frank P. Hulley
Painter and Decorator
All Kinds of Decorating Neatly Done
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Box 167      Courtenay
PERCY  WINCH
'GRAND  DUKE CIGARS"
SIDNEY, B.C.
The Courtenay Hotel
Every Convenience for Guests
The Central Hotel for Sportsmen
None but the BEST WINES and
LIQUORS at the Bar
RATES REASONABLE
JOHN JOHNSTON,     Prop.
The   Comox  Barber   Shop
Oldest Shop in Courtenay
Nothing   But   First   Class   Work
Guaranteed.    Baths in connection
C. E.  DALRYMPEE,  Prop.
BYRNE BROS.
Manufacturers of
High-Grade Havana Cigars. "Monarch"
and "Oak Brand"
For Sale at All Hotels
619 Johnson St.        Victoria
Cumberland Hotel
Good Accomodation     Cualtie Excellent
Wm. Merryfield
Proprietor
Waver ley Hotel
Cumberland, B. C.
Best of  Liquors  nml  Cigars,   Hot ami
Cold Water, Baths, etc.
FRANK I)AI,I,AS, Proprietor
Jos. Barrie
Tobacconist
Dealer in
Choice Fruits,
Confectionery,
Soft Drinks
Dunsmuir Ave.. Cumberland
Tl]e Star
Livery Stable
Eivery and team work promptly attended to.   All kinds of
hauling done
First-Class Buggies for Hire
Alex. Maxwell, Prop,
Cumberland
J    Four feet of   snow fell   in Spuz-
17.11111 last week.
Ice twenty-eight inches thick is
being cut at Crow's Nest.
The Tribune is the name of the
new paper published iu Telkwa, by
Roy Miller.
In Alberta the closed season for
beaver has been extended to the
year 1915.
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The Store
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THE BIG
STORE
This   is   our   Month   for  Offering
Bargains  in  Many   Lines
We are Stocktaking and January 31
must see a GREAT CLEARANCE
We   must   have   money,    and   we
need  the  room  for  new  goods
arriving
The  Opportunity  is  Yours
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TELEPHONE 38 CUMERLAND
C H. T-A-RBBLiL
CUMBERLAND
Plumbing and Heating a  Specialty
We carry the most complete stock of Hardware
Paints and Oils, Guns, Ammunition and Fishing Tackle in the District
AGENT FOR
The McClary Manufacturing Co., The Albion Stove Worki
The Sherman-Williams Paint and Varnish Co.
A McClary Kootenay Range or Saskalta delivered anywhere in Courtenay Valley without extra charge
Buy Your Range at Tarbell's.     They will deliver and set up,  free of
charge and Guarantee Satisfaction THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O, LL.D.. D.C.I... President
ALEXANDER LAIRD JOHN AIRD
General Mnnnuer At4��tHtnnt Generitl Manager
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CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
BANKING BY MAIL
Accounts may be opened at every branch of Tlie Canadian
Bank of Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive the
same careful attention as is given to all other departments of the
Bank's business. Money may be deposited or withdrawn in this
way as satisfactorily as by a personal visit to the bank. e,4
W. T. WHITE, Manager, Courtenay and Cumberland Branches
Four Reasons Why You Should Use
OUR BEST FLOUR
Because il is iiiimIi- from C.Miiidinn N'n. I Hard Wheat, (the best in the
World), i>v tin- most modern process, Because \t is 'from a Fanner*)
Mill that grinds lioncsl flour, nnd honest feed for farmers use, Because
it is better Unin most oilier brands of flour,   Because it is about forty
cents n barrel cheaper than any other standard Hour.
Ask vour grocer (or one sack  and  try It,    If lie can't supply  it telephone or write
A.  B; ORAWFOKD
Phone F 81 Courtenay
SANDWICK
Mr. and Mrs, Eric Duncan have
removed from East Auburn, California, to Paso Robles, which is in
the same state,
Owing to the strong representations made by the Sandwick Chamber of Commerce with reference to
the delay in landing freight from
Victoria, reported in our issue of
Jan. 30th, the Victoria firms took
the matter up with the C. I'.R., aud
a promise has been given that there
shall not be a recurrence of the
scandal.
In setting up the report of the
'���bee " at Saudwick last week we
omitted tlie name of Mr. R. car-
within as having supplied a team
and that of Mr Geo. Winger as
having assisted.
The women's Institute held a
very successful and well attended
meeting in tlie Duncan hail at Sandwick on Wednesday tlie iath irist.
when a candy-making demonstration was given by Mrs. Campbell
and Miss Beattie. The Mission
corner was even more animated than
usual owing to the large number of
rigs, and it is evident that Sandwick provides an ideal centre for
meetings of this kind.
In these days of rapid ti-uisit one
does not expect delay to any extent in the transportation of goods
from Vancouver. A resident of
Sandwick ordered a range from
Vancouver on January 18 last, and
it was shipped on Jan. 20. By Feb
10th he began to get anxious and
wired Vancouver to enquire, He
was informed that it was clue to
leave Nanaimo that day. Now if
it takes a stove 21 days to get from
Vancouver to Nanaimo, how long
will it take to reach Comox from
Nanaimo ? Anyway it has not
arrived yet.
With reference to the party at
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff's ou Feb, 5, reported ill last week's issue, enquiries have been received as to the
identity of the gentleman who
put in half an hour underneath the
table.
Coal is being shipped from
Princeton to Vancouver.
Advertisers���Please note that in
order to insure changes, copy must
be in our hands not later than
Monday evening.
The Cowichan leaves Comox
wharf at 11 a. m. on Tuesdays and
4 p. m. on Sunday's. Arrives on
Tuesday and Sunday mornings  at
5 o'clock.
The Charmer arrives  at   Comox
wharf on Tuesday%at 4 p. 111., and
leaves at 9 p. 111., arrives  on Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock,   and
j leaves on  Thursday   morning   at
17.15, arrives Friday   evening at  7
o'clock, and leaves at  7,15  Saturday morning.
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lac's" Billiard
and Poo! Room
Basement McPhee Block
Cigars, Tobacco, Soft Drinks
and Candy
MACKENZIE  BROS.
Proprietors
! Wood!
Wood!
Now is the Time to Think of
this Burning Question
The Courtenay Wood Supply
Co.,   can   Execute  Your
Orders Promptly
Do   not   Delay   Getting    in
Your   Winter's   Supply,
but at once communicate with
Kenneth A. Grieve
Phone 36
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Riverside Hotel
COURTENAY
Bar Supplied with the Best Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
SPLENDID CUISINE
Travellers Always Made Welcome
0. H. FECHNER, Prop.
SWAN'S
POOL ROOM
The Best in Town
E. SWAN, Prop.
My Annual
Stocktaking Sale
will commence on Friday, Feb. 14
and continue for 10 days
Every article in the store will be sold at a big reduction during
this sale.   As it is absolutely necessary to make room
for new spring goods
See this Space Next Week
W. G. McKEAN
Telephone 6 Courtenay B. C. THE  COURTENAY   REVIEW,   COURTENAY,   B. C.
STICKINGJO IT.
Illustrative Lecture by C. Hope
Jones.
FOLLOWING THE WOODCHUCK
HiMorical Examples Containing tntor-
mst.on Not Found In the TexibooUe.
Those of Piny. Columbus, Qir u-*o
Newton  anil th*  L ectia tr.
By  M. CUAD.
(Copyright.   tSIK,   by   Asaoaiated   Literary
Preaa i
Wild    ivci'd    I he    ureal    when
Home mill   AtUens led  tho
world 1
Wliu were tin- Ki'i'ttt when
Rllglfllld emerged from liiii'luii'lt.v't
vviiu were tlie mem when America
threw oil ihe tyrant's yokeV
Who nn' Ult'itt today, uiul bow did
tbey gut ilivroV
Wus II by turning I iii c li or sticking
to It?
.My denr friends ��f Tllus Hill, ns per
notices posted un the courthouse door
���nd In ibe iiimtolHoe yesterday tha
subject ot my retllttt'kH IIiIk eveiilnK lo
"Slicking to It." I observe that tlie man
with the ynller Intlr on the front row
Ih somewhat the Worse for liquor and
terms to think he hns worked his way
Into a circus,    1 trust thnt iher�� will
Sin! slarteil  III IO sillily   leiirn     1011
no Know whnt lie mnilc nt lilniseir hy
Hie lluie he reached thirty lie stood
nl Mis* |o|i, nml |,eo|ile lor tltl.v miles
itl'imliil lell over I hotnsilvc*. Io iltteml
ins eniiily pulls nml st'iul III III in Kurly
Itusi' pnllltiws lie htonil on Hie pin*
nii'-ie before tie s|n|i|ieil, nml u meat
( nntlotl honored null resi'i'i'li'il llllll
Stick In II out llllll there Hnfl he
stopped when he found thill the wood-
i'IiucI* hnd unite lulo tils Mole Ile might
possibly hnve turned mil to he n Rood
windmill agent, nut lie wmtid n��*v��r
������e hecfttna I'llnf 1 don ' Mil -im*
��� ny or yon will ever rench the esnltedl
Itutlou he did. mid I couldn't umirun-
Ice It even if there wns *;t lu the Iioiim,:
tint slicking will lioust you up to a
lillilier point Hum you occupy now It
you Hive here tlie chance.
Sir lanac'a Early Experimanta.
I am hiippy to see Hint the young
mnn with tllu ynller hair bus cut over
looking tor n circus und cone to sleep,
and I will therefore cite* you n case
uot quite, so undent��� tlilll of Sir Inane
Newton, the discoverer of gravitation.
At the niio of ten months, when ho
pushed his nursing hollle over tho
krlna, nt   Ilia  neadlat  unit   hsw   It   full   to
the flour, his fnco wore n puzzled look,
and his mother wondered If Ile hud
struck a new kind of colic, lie was
simply wondering why It didn't rise up
iu tho celling lustead of fulling to tho j
floor.
Before lie wns three years old  ha i
wus spunked u dozen times a day for ,
Indulging in experiments, uud hut for |
Ihe  spirit   of stick   the   World   would
have lost one of its greatest discoverers,   The more uud the harder he was
spanked   the  more lie experimented.
I'roui the age ot ten to twenty bo was I
employed In a pottery nml hud to give |
up ills Idea of gravitation to make. gnl.
lou Jugs to bold cider and something
stronger, hut lit the hitler age Ile cut
loose from Ills job and  went hack to
liis original idea.
You have nil rend how he made his j
discovery.    He was lying on his hack
tinder an apple tree one day when ho j
saw au apple full to Hie wound.    Uo
wus amazed that it didn't gu up Into '���
the sky Instead,    lie begun  to think |
nud ponder ami reach oul lor au ex- i
plunalioii   and    finally   decided    tbut
gravity pulled the apple down Instead j
ot  boosting It  up.    1 can't say   that I
previous to his discovery ImiTels. used
to roll uphill instead of down and that '
eoeoumita   went   sailing skyward   In- I
builld hill uiul buy cneese AIM ontcuora
for n lunch, hm | shall Wlllk the fourteen miles iu uit next stopping place
nml turn up smiling, I Mill on the rns
truth to slay, nml I say hi you thai wllh
1(1 cents In cash ami n nullum stick-to
ItiveuesH tliitblUg li- Impossible lo man
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Simple.
"My wire" sunt Mr Clarke, "sent
t\! lu iinswer to nn advertisement of
a sure method of getting no ot super
Dunns fat."
"And what did she get for the
moneyK Was in* Itifnfiiiitttoh what
she wnnteitv  naked Mr   Simmon".
"Weil, she not s reply telilug her to
sell  It   to (he aunp  mnn."'
THE FAILURE.
j Ho Couldn't Cop* With Ih* Maple Sirup
Problem.
1 ���"����III-: Inelllclcnt me necessarily the
!      ��    disobliging."    said     l-'ruuL     A.
I Mousey, apropos of a political
| lender who hud failed.
"A middle aged failure got a Slimmer
Jolt III a Vermont general store Inst
| month A hoy came in one morning
I mid asked him for half a pound of
; melted maple Sllgtir, the famous  Ver
iiiont dalul.v, at the same lime layluu
s pot ou the counter,
"The luclllelont failure. Without
I weighing Hie pot tlrst. ludled n lot ol
| the sticky sirup Into It: then. o|
; course, when he set the pot ou the
, scales It went dowu with a llltng, Sn
; he ludled some of the sirup out, and j
I stain the put went down with u liaiic
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DAMES AND DAUGHTERS.
Cireumatantlal Evidence.
Klnally he ladled out ull Ile could, hut
again hang went the scales
"Then the mati returned the hoy IiIk
pot and said:
"'tin linck home nnd tell your ma,
sonny, we can't make n half pound ol
melted    maple
Tribune.
sngiir.' " ��� New   York
Mme. Alhanl. sixty ami pour. It
In London, teuclilug music for a living Once alio waa worth nearly tic
uuo.nnu.
Mrs. Mary Ashton, anld to lie the oldest living gritty nurse lu ihls country,
! lias   Inst   celebrated   her   eighty-sixth
I hill Inlay.
j    Mrs. A. M   Itla'.r. the "musical phi-
I lunihroplHt"  of  Washington,  Is now
i gathering forces for n woman's orcline-
tra In Ihe uallonul enpllsl.    She Is already the bend nf three women'a choral clubs lu Washington.
Mrs Ono. the wife of a Jnpanesa
linancler. Is traveling about this country nud surprising the curious hy amok-
Ing I'lgnrettes and dressing like n Pa
t'lsletiue. As a mailer of fact, she ha*
j lived In Pnrla for a number of years.
Miss lllldegnrde Nash, who recently
i won the award of the lloysl t'onservs-
tory of Music In Brussels against (wen-
I ty-two contestntits. Is Ihe first Amer
I lean In tlt�� history of the Itrusseln
> conservatory to attain this honor 'Y*te
I diploma given her renders her eligible
| in a violin professorship She la a na-
1 live of Watertown. Mass, mid began
her violin (.indies at tbe age of eight.
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Town Topics.
It took a Herman geographer tn telt
Chicago to Ita face thai It was not representative nf tbe (lulled States.-
New York Sou.
New York la welcome to Huston
Ideas-first,   renter  doors   lu   the  ele-
Mary Jane���Now, that Just proves to
me that Master Tommy hns Joined tb*
boy scouts!-Onlooker (LoudonI.
Stubborn and Disobliging.
The Lawyer���And  what Hie tbe alleged grounds for the divorce?
The Lady���Grounds?
The Lawyer-Yes.    Whnt does your
stead of striking Ilie ear 111. but 1 do i husband do that ts objectionable?
know that since his time if you throw
a rock at a dog It will lie found lying
The New Aeaep.
A grasshopper hnd spent her sum
mer In n merry whirl of gnyety, and
when winter en me she wns nenrly perishing with cold nnd hunger She
went to n community of nuts wbo
lived ueur hy ami asked them for tlui
loan of fund nnd shelter to tide her
over until the following summer
"Whnt hnve yon been doing nil sum
mer?" asked the nuts, who did uot he
lleve In Indiscriminate charity.
"I have been singing and dancing." I v��,��'��1 ���r*- now vocational training In
sbe replied i ""* I'"'1"'' schools. ���Boston .louruui
They were about to send her away In ! Part time in the crowded public
scorn when the son of one of the mil- j schools of New York, but no lack of
llounlre ants stepped forwurd and said: j well paid places In the civil service
"Do yon I say yon have been singing j for faithful polltlclnns.-Hosion Tram
and dancing? Let's see what you can i script,
do." j     St. I'anl policemen have been order-
Thereupon the crasshnpper. having I ed to use their clubs on street mash-
hud splendid tmlnlng. snug melllflii : era. It Is hoped the St. I'nul police-
omdy nnd danced divinely
"(JoihI for you, little one." snld tha
son of the millionaire ant.   Thereupon '
they eloped to the bnlmy sunshine of J
the Itivlera and lived unhappily ever i
after.-Llfe.
men  are provided  with  good,  heavy
clubs.���Chicago Uecord-Herald.
Pert Personals.
The Lady���Mercy, he won't do anything!    You   never  saw   such  s   dis-
Lincoln's Crop of Hay.
���lohti   11.   Klmhiill.  secretary   of the j
farmers'   nntlonnl   congress,   suld   tlie
oilier day nt Port Deposit:
"The Fourth or July offers the fnrin- I
er the prospect of unusually fine crops. | ">'
Isadora Dnncnii hns bought a ia��tl��-
In Europe. The rest of us could dolt If
we didn't have to wear clothes In public���ltochester Union and Advertiser.
Having  completed  her conquest  of
the central Asian iiioiiulalns, Mrs. l-'mi-
Bullock    Workman   should   ennui"
around  loose somewhere after having i obliging man!    He  makes  me do all
Bit HAW  SN  al'I'l.K  i'al.ti Til THE 0I1OI.N11.
ho no necessity for escorting him to
the door and throwing him out with a
dull Hi ail.
Let us first ask ourselves what
sticking to It. Is. We answer Ihe question by replying it Is n determination
tu the human la-east to follow tha
woodchuck to his hole nnd dig him
out and let nothing prevent. A man
may Ik* honest, trutbful, ambitious
and' all that and yet if he does not
cultivate nnd push the spirit of stick
he will trnvel through"'!! lifetime und
bring up lu a thistle patch at last.
Not to Bo Confounded With Obstinacy.
Do not coufound Ihe trails of self
will or obstinacy with those of stick.
A man may De so stiff necked tbut he
may live nud ilie claiming thnt Noah's
ark was painted blue with yallnr trimmings, hut at Hie same lime ho will
never he heard or outside of bis own
village. The spirit of stick has de-
aceniled to us trom the gods: the spirit
of obstinacy ls kicked into us by nn
old dun colored mule when we are
young.
1 sUli have ni.v eyes on the young
man with Hie yuller hair and am prepared for any move lie makes, lint let
us ctte tin* case of I'lln.?. Of course
I'llny lived nml died without having
henrd of this town ami without having
read that you once raised n prize hog
weighing Tui) pounds, bul Ills example
Is a good one to follow, lie wns born
tongue tied und crosseyed, hut curly In
life be determined to become a great
man. -Some of you may have doue tho
same thing, but. unlike I'llny. you got
a sore heel or w ere crossed In love nnd
gave tt up. He stock. During his boyhood, when he should have been going
to school, his lather had him out digging for clams or nngllng for cattish to
supply the family larder and threw
many other discouragements In his
way.
The Case of Pliny.
At the nge of sixteen, when most
boys start for college, young I'llny was
cutting marsh hny nnd digging potatoes on shares. Even at twenty about
all he knew was that twice five are
ten aud that a full moon will make
cucumbers grow sn inch every night.
Hut the stick to It was there. It was
born there tn the llrst place, aud tn |
the next it wasn't charged auy rent to :
remain on hnud till wanted- i'llny had
his Idea, and he never let go of It It
lay down with him at night and It rose
up with hlni In the morning. His !
mother wanted him r? go to work In a
cotton mill so that sbe could get her
towels uud sheets at 10 per cent off.
aud his fnther wnnled to apprentice I
him to a shoemaker, so as to get cement patches for nothing, but tha
voting man took the bit in bis teeth
served its purpose.
What Napoleon Did
the objectionable things myself
The  Lawyer���Then   It Is your  hna-
Do not let vour attention be distract- I ���""'<- wh" sl"��'lu "PI*1.* fo1*lhe dlTore* j
ed bv the boys peering In nt the win- i    Th�� Udy-Of course he should.   He
dows or the unties of the jailer hulr- ! *���<>"'< ��"v��� <����� ��'�������    Why.  what  do
c.l  voung  man   who  Is  now  peering ! .vo" ""PPoso he snld when I naked him
about as If in search of the eitge of
the Beiigal tiger, but listen closely to
my next great Illustration. Who uud
whnt was the great Napoleon at the
ago of ten? Simply it sickly child
coming along with the last run ot shad
and being led on milk und sugar.
At lll'teen no one would say lhat ha
would ever uiuotiut to shucks. One
could name twenty things or more in
which be was lucking, but there was
for n divorce?   He told me to uo to���
The Lawyer (engerlyi���Yes, yes!
The Lady���Reno!
Whereupon   the  lawyer  throws   up j
tbe case.���Cleveland Plain Dealer.
An Impossibility.
Maud ��� Beatrix    has    Inst   twenty
pounds lately, her new gowus are perfect successes, ber sweetheart proposed to her Inst night, her rich uncle died
Such crops as we may hope to hnve
this year bring to mind au Abe Liu
coin story.
"A farmer once told Lincoln a whop
ping big lib about his buy crops. Lincoln, smiling his melancholy smile,
drawled:  .
" 'I've been cutting my liny too.'
"'Good crop?' the farmer asked.
"'Klne. very line,' said Lincoln.
"'How many tons?'
" 'Well. 1 don't know Just how ninny ,
tons,' snld Lincoln carelessly, 'but tny
men stacked all they could outdoors j
and then stored tbe rest lu the barn.'"
���Denver Times.
home and tackle Mount McKlllley.
That would be a climb worthy of her
wonderful mettle,���Boston Journal,
There is good reason to doubt the
report that Puttl is contemplating another farewell tour of the United'
States, but there Is little doubt lhat
such n tour would be successful, not
through what the dlvl Is. hut what sua
i used to lie.-Bostou Journal.
one certain thing he had In plenty- ! yesterday nnd left her a million, aud
the stick to it.    ir he weut lor the , ��mv B|,B hn8 Z0��� ,0 u,s f,m"al toda-f
woodchuck he got him.   Ho had mude ] to ^ to look snd.-Harper's Bazar.
up his mind, puny and sickly though I ���
ho was, to become ti ruler of men und i * Trade Grievance.
boss of lOiirope. und it Is needless to :    "����f advertising club has condemned
tell von that be did not stop until no , ��le Wisconsin professor who says nosa
got there.   Stick was the pushing pow- ��� rubbing should tnke the place of klsa-
er.     No   matter   how   often   Ile   was i'"t*
thrown dowu, he got up to try it again.
Waterloo finished him, but he bait had
bis day and could afford to retire.
If you need another case to convince
you, take that of Columbus. At an
early dale he got the Idea Into his
head that Europe wasn't the only pebble on the beach, and he wauled lo set
"And why. pray?"
"For encouraging a  'Just aa good'
substitute."���Judge.
Jarred th��  Butchar.
An affable looking stranger was
strolling by.
"Would you like to see n piece of
nice porterhouse?" suggested iba
butcher.
"1 certainly should."
"Here Is a line piece. How much do !
you wish?"
"Oh, 1 couldn't afford to buy any," ,
said   the  affable  stranger.    "You  In-
vlted   me  to  look  nnd   I  am  always
glad to inspect rare curios."���Kansas
City Journal. (
Insidious Scorn.
"Ase you really looking for an honest
tunti?" asked the suspicious citizen.
"No,"   replied   Diogenes.   "ConHden-
Story  Without  Worda.
out nnd look lor others.
It seemed to   tlally, I a��n merely tnklng this method I   ���
lilm that there might be a few acres   of letting my nelghhors know what I
nt good laud lying around tbe west,
and Die idea never left him II took
bun twenty years to convince people
that he was no fool, and when he set
out nt last he was generally looked
i,pou ns being light In the top story.
You know whnt his slicking accomplished. We might hnve boon discovered a hundred years later by some other
fellow, but it so we'd have been a.
hundred yenrs behind the times today.
A Personal Application.
As a last case aud tbe yuller baited
young man having settled himself
dowu for au nil night's sleep, take my
own. My father was lame and my
mother red headed, uud we were so
poor that, cold potatoes nnd sulphur
water w ���re luxuries to us.   I was llrst
think of tbem."���Washington Star.
A  Mean  Thrust.
"Have you ever placed yourself in
the liniuls ol a beauty doctor, Mrs.
Muggworth?"
"Why do you ask me that?" i
"My   husband  wants  me  to go to I
one."
'Yes.    I  have been taking regular
treatments   from   ono  for  tlie   past!
year."
"Then I think I'll not go. It seems
���o be useless."
Clear   Proof.
Gentleman (who lias just picked up
a sovereign, to tramp who claimed it)
���But how can you prove it belongs to
you ?
Tramp���Why, guvnor, you can see
apprenticed to a cobbler, then sent to ���   lor   v<,tseif_i'vo  8ot   a    ole   in   me!
tanner nnd u bricklayer In succession, j I)0cket.���Tit-Bits.
but 1 hnd Ideas, und I hud to stick, and i __ ������, ..
the result ls that I stand here before The  Doctor's Orders. :
you tonight with the laurel leaves of .    Lady  of  the   Hoiise-What oaused j
fame drooping from ray marble brow. | you to become a tramp?
Others might have given up and be-I ' Ragged Roggers���The (am'ly pliysi-
come your cobbler, your tanner or your j cian,  mum.   He advised  me to take j
bricklayer, but y  Hope Jones wns not j long walks after too meals, an' I been
of that sort. walkin' after 'cm ever since.
Day by day he stuck to the tracks ot
English Etchings.
Portsmouth Is the most strongly fortified place In Kngland.
Smoking In Hugllsh railway trains
was officially prohibited before ISiw.
No bouse lu Loudon Is more than LTMT
yards from a postofHce or a pillar Inn.
Tbe aggregate gross Income of the
inhabitants of the British Isles a illinium
to $,r..O-ir),()(K).OlK) a year.
Near Dorchester. Kngland, there are-
tbe remains of a Human amphitheater
capable of holding 13,UUt) people.
Fashion Frills.
"Robespierre style" suggests a rmP
reign of terror in the fashlonabiO'
world.-Boston Journal.
More "hobbles" from Paris und lSllit'
whiskers from Loudon ure likely to-
make Broadway still more wonderful
to visitors.-New York American
A Paris brain specialist says women
will be bald lu blHl years. Then sonur
ur tbe hula of last winter ami spring
will be very appropriate.��� Uocbester
t.'ulon and Advertiser.
the woodchuck. and when he finally
hnled Hie critter he dug him out nnd
asked Ills due reward from the world
at large. The receipts of the house tonight tench the traits of sticking again.
They   are Just  sufficient  to  pay   my
The trouble with present conditions li
that there nre too many fools lu circu-
lallon.
One of the most comforting refleu j
tiona about present styles Is tbl i
thought that they couldn't be worse.
Doesn't Fit the Part. I
"I  suppose you  are proud of your
wife's literary success?" said the Inti- I
mate friend.
"Yes," replied Mr. Stubbs.   "Only 1 j
wish  she  wouldn't Insist ou   making
tbe hero of every novel a tall, ath-
letlc young man wltb wavy hair ami
piercing blue eyes.    Anybody can see I
thnt  1 am short, fat,  bald  and com- j
pelled to wear specs."���Pathfinder.
Oenaroua.
"Yon said that when we were mar
fled yon would reriise me nothing."
"I'll be still more generous. I'll not
even refuse you nothing. I'll give It to
you.'
Motorcycle Speed.
Meanwhile no list of deadly wenpour
Is complete unless It Includes the motorcycle.���Topeka Capital.
Kvery now and tben the motorcycle"
and the auto show tbe aeroplane thnt
I It hasn't quite put their noses out of
i Joint yet as killers.��� Washington Post.
Tbe British cycling authority  who
says thnt motorcycle speed  mania is*
'��� sensationalism nnd not sport Is entire
I ly correct In bis opinion.���New York
World.
An improved typo of coal-carrying
vessel has just been launched tit
Blytli, near Newcastle. Kngland,
which, in opinion ol experts, will be-
glii a new era in the building ol *rafg*>
ships. The vessel is constructed o��
what i* known as the "arch" principle,
which, it is oiainv.*d. offers linportaot
advantages over boats of the ordinary
type, with a dead weight of 3,100 tonr
and a draft ol 18 feet 4 inches. It b*
asserted to be tlie fastest collier bwiH
and it will bo used lor cooling par-
poses in connection with the British
fleet. Sr.-aller capital outlay, chesj/rt
maintenance, aud increased rate t<!
speed are among tlie favorable Set**
Hues claimed lor the vessel. THE COURTENAY REVIEW, COURTENAY, B. C.
1
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|THE FOX|
I WOMAN !
��� 0
���   o
��� * i
; Story  of a Japanese ��� j
S Superstition I
By   CLARISSA   MACKIE     .
The tragic death ot (lenernl Nogl ami
his wile in .lupiin by suicide recalls tu
uie what I cipcilcnccd during my long
residence In shut country���thnt is. tim
peculiar superstitions of the Jupiiuesu.
Hut while I here are a marvelous stole.
Ism, heroism, Isjllef In tlie connection
.of this life und "that bourn from
which uo traveler returns"���cull it what
you will In Ihe case of (lenernl uud
Mme. Nogl-tllS superstition amoug
(he lower classes Is us absurd as any
oilier bigotry Ihe world bus ever seen.
It llllty lie a misuse uf the word to
call (iencral Nngl's suicide a superstition, It was rut lief obedience to u tradition. Ihuitgll pet Imps It wns lioth. I
was lu -Iiiimiii during Ihe llusso .Inpa-
nese wm uud saw a good deal of that
stole x:ipcrs|ltiou that mude the little
men Hie Victors over their ponderous
enemy. That, loo. wus fur removed
from the following nhstird case, which
happened In my owu family during my
residence in Japan.
It happened In Tokyo, and I would
never bilvo believed it If I hud uot
witnessed It myself.
0 lloiiu. my Japanese servant, came
���cuddlng Into my room Just st twilight
one day.    The shojl. or sliding panels,
were pushed aside, uud I had been sitting there watching the glory of tha
moon rising above my miniature garden.
"Oh. master!" cried Ihe man, falling
on bis face before me.
"What Is the' matter, O-Honn?" I
demanded quickly, for this servant was
ordinarily a quiet, self contained fellow,
Dot given to excitement of any sort
"What is tbe matterV" I repeated.
"I bave seen her, master I" he walled.
"Keen whom?"
"The fox woman!" be cried, shuddering
"Tbe fox woman? Wbo Is she, pray?
poes she deal lu foxes?" I whs clearly
liuzzled. for at that time I bad uot
studied Japanese superstitious. _
"Aye. I huvesecn her. Woe Is upon
lue and my house!" mourned the thoroughly affrighted man.
"Tell me about it, OHonu; then perhaps I can help you," I Insisted.
"There Is no help for one who bus
gazed upon the face of the fox woman,"
lie groiiued. "Woe Is upon me and my
.louse!"
1 took him by the shoulder nnd administered a good American shake.
"Now. O-llonii, stop this bawling nnd
tell me what Is the matter wltb you!"
i shouted.
The geutle mannered O-Honn flew to
his feet and stared at me in tbe twilight.
"Honorable master," be said brokenly, "1 hnve said the truth to yon. I
bave gazed upon the fnce of tbe fox
woman, nnd disaster Is upon me."
"If you mean that you've gone crazy
I think you're right" I Bald sternly.
"Now tell me wbo Is this fox woman."
"She Ib an evil spirit master," murmured O-Honii, wltb o frightened
glance toward the open window and
tbe moonlit garden beyond.
I said nothing for a moment i
knew thnt belief In spirit life was too
deeply Ingrained in the nation for me
to scoff at his fear or endeavor to allay
bis fears.
"Tell mo all about It O-Honn." I
snld. and for the moment be ceased
bis trembling and obeyed.
"I waa passing through tha cedar
trove beyond the temple, master, aud
I waa hasteuing. for It has been said
that the fox woman hns been seen
tbereabouta, wben I wan conscious tbat
I waa not nlone In the grove.
"Something ran beside me and breathed as It ran. I thought tt was a dog
or a fox. and 1 looked down, but I saw
nothing.
"1 looked to either side of me. In
front and behind me, hut there was
nothing to be seen snve tbe cedar trees,
but all tbe time I heard the quick,
hurried breathing and knew tbat something was near tne.
"Aa I came Into the moonlight I turned once more and looked, and. master,
tt waa she!" Again my servant fell
to trembling like a leaf.
"The fox woman?" I asked.
"Yes. master."
"What la she like?"
He shuddered nnd placed his hinds
before hit eyes. "She baa tb* form or a
woman, bnt her face���ah!"
"Yon are sure that you haven't made
���ome mistake? Perhaps It waa somo
woman servant who thought to frighten you."
He shook his bead. "I would that it
were oo," be aald sadly. "But It was
the tax womin-non* other.''
"rou nave seen her nefore?" I asked.
"No, master."
"What can he dime- anything to ward
Off the evil of Iter presence?" I asked,
more to soothe Will Into quietude than
or any belief I had in the apparition.
lie shook Ills head hopelessly
"There l�� nothing to do except to
wnll   the doing or  her evil,"  he said
moodily,
"And thnt Is?" | questioned,
"Iteulli to me beciiuse I looked upon
tier face and evil to inv family "
"What can I do to help .Villi, (1 llonti?
Would you like to go to vour family?"
"It would he best to go nnd set my
affairs In nrdei," he snld In a incline
choiy tone. "I will start lu the uioru-
ing if I may be spared."
-Certainly, O-llonu." I said cordially.
"Keiueuiher If nothing happens | shall
want you Inn1' again."
"Yes. muster. If nothing happens."
He made ohclsmicc aud left the room.
I went out lulo the peaceful quiet ot
Ihe moonlit garden nud pondered what
Ollnnii had suld to mo.    I knew lhat
for these Asiatics the earth, air and
water are people with  gooil und evil
spirits.    Demons haunt the groves and
"brings, und Ihe night   Minus forth a
thousand terrors lo the timid mind.
No there wns the fox woman who hnd
frightened my servant so badly. If 1
walked lu the cedar grove would 1
meet her or must I be un oriental to
see with Ills eyes and to he affected
by bis evil spirits?
Su I walked through the tluy garden
of the house I hud leased. I threaded
the maze of miniature dower beds,
stepped over baby streams, brushed
past dwarfed trees, until I enine to tbo
bamboo fence tbut hud il gate In It.
Through the gate I pussed Into a
back lane much used by tradespeople
and bordered ou either side by straight
young pear trees,
Tbe moon shone down througb the
trees, uud tbe leaven dickered on tbe
pntb under my feet. A fresh sweet
breeze brushed my cheek. It was ull
i very beautiful mid peaceful. One did
not want to think of fox women or
other evil demons ou a night like tbls.
The pear bordered luue euded In the
grove of dark cedars, uud 1 entered the
grove with au luvoluutary thrill, for
1 tbe   moon   only   threaded   tbe   thick
foliage  here aud  there and   made  a
| delicate tracery of light ou tbe slippery needles underfoot,
i    When   tbe  trees   had   closed   quite
I around me I was prepared for almost
j anything to happen except what really
1 did happen.
All at once I waa conscious that t
waa not aloue.   Some living thing waa
I near me. something tbut moved and
breathed and had life.
1 looked down and saw nothing.
{    I looked, up and saw tbe moonlight
''������ filtering througb Ihe boughs.   I looked
! to the right of me���nothing.   1 whirled
around to the left-nothing!   And yet
I 1 could bave sworn something dlsnp-
| penred  beyond  my  reach  with every
j movement 1 mude.
I spread out my arms and whirled
[ like a dervlsb and sonic sound came
ont of the dim grove of cedars.    It
I sounded like a soft chuckle.
I paused then und urgtted wltb my-
i self against the cold terror that was'
: creeping up my spine in spite of the
, strong common sense 1 thought I pos-
| sessed.
I Something wus In the grove wltb mo.
j Whnt It was 1 would discover even If
j I hnd to gnze upon the face of the fox
j woman herself. If tbe fox woman waa
i a spirit, she would be cold nnd dead
! and lifeless. She would not be wurm
I and breathing aud vital as waa tbe
! person or thing that waa near me.
'    1 would Und out
Whistling carelessly t walked slowly
ou and almost Instantly 1 felt the presence close beside me again.    Now  t
was sure tbat It walked behind and aa
we wore coming to an open moonlit
space  I   waited  until  we reached  It
Then I turned suddenly and looked,
j    And I saw the fox woman.   She had
tbe form of a graceful woman and ber
gown was rich with gold embroidery.
She wore a queer sort of silk hood nnd
from the hood there peered her face.
It wan dreadful.   I cannot describe It.
but wben I looked upon it I knew she
i was  tbe fox  woman,  the evil  spirit
who had Inspired such terror In  the
heart of my simple servant.   I did not
blame htm.
1 was scared myself.
\    Then wltb a sudden Impulse I grasped her arm���snd It was warm llesh be-
i nenth the silken sleeve.   She struggled
I to free herself, hut I held ou nnd drew
j her Into the moonlight.    I tore off the
j silken hood, and wltb It came her awful face.
Then there shrank before mo tho
i form of a frightened Japanese woman
! ���not a spirit���but a woman In the flesh.
I I made her turn her face to the moon-
I light and then I smiled.
For It was O-Honit'a pretty wife wbo
had so frightened us In tbe horrid disguise.
She wept stormlly when I reproached
ber.    Hor pride  waa Injured that  1
should have unmasked her.    At last
' she swore mo to secrecy and told me
' tbo story.
It seems that OHonu had smiled
1 spon i pretty servant maid In  my
;...,...��. and his wire was intensely
Jealous. She bad masipieruded aa the
fox woman, hoping that he would be
frightened and take It aa a warning
not to flirt wltb the pretty servant. She
had frightened him mid was still lingering In the grove Watching to see If he
would hasten to his home when I had
come forth and surprised her.
She had tnken me for her hliahiltld,
for I was wenrllig a Japanese clonk
I was glad that there was niiiiiRhlng
tntiglhle for me to work upon This
wns something I could liumlle Willi
a real fox woman to deal with I could
hnve nccnmpllshed nothing I promised (Minim's wife that nil would he
well with them herenfler snd lhat I
would keep her secret.
She hurried home lo meet her hits-
band, while I untile haste to return
nnd discharge the pretty servnut mnld
who was cniislng trouble In Ilie sober
routine of 0 Honu's dally life.
After nwhlle <) lloiiu came bnck to
��ie a 'sobered mnn Occasionally ha
looks over his shoulder In the twilight,
nnd I know ho Is watching fur the fox
woman.
But sn long no ho hehnvos himself
as circumspectly ss he Is now doing
I am ours he will never see her again
SALUTED HIS BRAVERY.
Hit It.
"Ton can't guess what sister said
��� bout you Just before you en me In. Mr.
Ilighcollar," said little Johnnie.
"I haven't an Idea In tho world. John,
nlo."
"That's It You guessed It tbe very
llrst time."
Oomostio Bliss.
Mr. Wyborn-Kver since I married
you I've drunk tbe cup or bitterness to
tbo dregs. Mrs. Wylsirn-Yes; Imagine
you leaving a drain of anything Id any
eupl
In tho Same Close.
"1 have ��� Ashing boat and a chauffeur that are both In tho aamo class."
''How do you mean?"
"I am always balling them out"
Ss It Does.
Wo are told tbat the "smallest half
throws a shadow.''  And so It does.   II
throwa a shadow over your appetite
when yon And It la your food
Tho Wearing of Hats.
More or less of a modern habit Is ths
constant wearing of hats. Even as 1st*
as 1751) Horace Walpole mentlono as a
matter of course tbat he never wears a
bat "Keinember," be says, writing to
a friend notoriously careless about bis
dress, wbo was expected borne from
Holland, "everybody that comes from
abroad Is supposed to come from
France, and whatever tbey wear at
their first reappearance Immediately
grows the fashion. Now If. as la very
likely, you should through inadvertence change hats with the master of ���
Dotcb smack in a week'a time we shall
all be equipped tike Dutch skippers.
You see, I speak very disinterestedly,
for, as I never wear a bat myself. It Is
Indifferent to me wbat sort of a bat 1
don't wear."
A Grand Scheme.
Mr. Biggins bud a scheme for protecting bis bouse against burglars during bis absence from home, but in
spite of that his friend Mr. Higglns
met blm recently looking very downcast.
"What's wrong?" queried Mr. Hlg-
glna.
"Oh, everything!" groaned Mr. Biggins. "You remember my scheme for
keeping off burglars? Well, the secret
of It was to leave a gns Jet turned on.
so tbat any burglar who entered wuuld
be asphyxiated by the fumes."
"Didn't It work, then?"
"Oh. yes, It worked well enough-toe.
well. The burglar came In with a
lighted match, and we haven't been
able to Hnd blm or tbe bouse since."
Tho Fin*   Tribute   Ca.trl.ir   Paid   to
Amadous of Savoy.
The   numerous    experiments   tried j
nnd rejected by the   Spanish   nation
do 'ne the list irniury Included the t
short lived government "f 1871-3, when !
a very worthy prince,   Amadeus  ol |
Snvoy, leoond ton ol Victor  Kiuttinn-'
uel, uii'lerstook  Hie iliflicuU hull Ileal]
of being king of Spain.   Atnndeus bad j
to enntend not only with the II puli-
ltOaVni nnd  with   those   who   desired f
the restoration of the Dnurhon dyiins-���
ty, but also with the country's rooted |
prejudice    Ignlmt    "the    foreigiior.".
In n bno'; entitled "The Secret  His.
tory -f the Court of Spain" are given
instances of that   lunvory  thnt   won
for the young Italian king tli" admiration, at   least,   of   his Spanish   sub- |
jecls.
(In a hot evening the king snd1
queen were returning to tlie polneel
after listening In some music in the |
gardens of the linen Retlro, Suddenly a vehicle opposed the passage ol i
thoir carriage by crossing just In
front. The conohmnn checked the
horses and privented n collision, but
just then �� shot, was directed toward
the royal party.
At this tho king sprnnj boldly to
his feet and exclaimed:
"Here is the king I Fire at him,
not at the others!"
But no further attempts were mnde
at assassination, and thn retinue
reached the pal 1109 in Bafety.
To the king the late hours of the
court, were particularly disagreenh'e.
At work nl (I in the morning, he rang
for his breakfast tit 8. Astonishment
wns on the laekev's fnce; it had never
been customary for their ex-majesties
to be served lief ore 11 o'clock! So
Aniudeus, to avoid friction, adopted
the habit of going to a cafe for hie
early meal.
Thus the maids, who sally forth In
Madrid with baskets on their arms,
would often return to tell their mistresses how they had brushed against
his majesty ns they did they business
in the market place.
In one of these enrly perigrinatlom
Amaileus noticed that Castelar, the
famous leader of the republican pnrty,
rained his hat to him. Surprised at
this sign of respect from the enemy,
the voung man stopped and said thai
lie wondert-1 that one of Castelar I
opinions should salute royalty.
"My salute was not to royalty, sire,
replied the orator, with the grace o*
tho Castilian,   "but  to   tho   bravei
man in Christendom."
A Whale's Spouting.
The whale does not discharge water,
but only iU breath. This, however, in
rushing up into the air hot from the
animal's body has the moisture cou-
densed to form a sort ol rain, and the
colder tho air, just as in the case of
our own breath, the more marked the
Teault. Whon the spout is made with
the blowhole clear above tho surface
of the water it appears like i sudden
jet of steam from a boiler. When effected, as it sometimes is, before the
blowhole reaches the surface a low
fountain as from a street fire plug is
formed, -nd when the hole is close to
the surface at the moment a little
water is sent up with tho tall jet of
steam. The cloud blown up does not
disappear at once, but hangs a little
while hnd is often seen to drilt a
short distance with the wind.
Curious Facts About  the Eye.
A very curious fact is the impossibility of moving your eye while examining the reflection of that organ in a
mirror. It is really the most movable
part of tho face. Yet if you hold your
head fixed and try to move your eye
while watching it you cannot do it���
even the one-thousandth of an inch.
Of course if you look at the reflection
of tho nose or any other part of your
face your eye must move to see it.
But the strange thing is that the moment you endeavor to perceive the
motion the eye is fixed. This is one
of the reasons why a person's expression as seen by himself in a glass
is quite different from what it ii when
aeeu by others.
Ths Privilege ef Psora.
There Is a curious case In  Fortes-
cue's "reports" relating to the privilege
I of peers, In which tbe bailiff wbo many |
! years ago arrested a lord was forced
j by the court to kneel down and usk ���
. his pardon, tbougb be alleged that he
I had acted by mistake, for that bis
i lordship had a dirty shirt, a wornout
suit of clothes and only sixpence in
; his pocket, so that he could not be-
; lleve that he was a peer and arrested
[ blm througb Inadvertence.���Green. Bug
Ho Changed.
"Greymolr'a wife brought him borne
a suit of clothes, but I understand no
mustered up the courage to tell ber
thnt be bad made up his mind to
cbsnge It"
"Did be change It?"
"Ob, yes; bs changed bis mind."
H.w She Know,
Apropos of the servant maid difficulty I heard a good story the other
day. The wife of a very well known
Irish official was in want of another
nurse, and among those who applied
for the position was a good-natured
looking girl of about seventeen. "You
tell me," said the official's wife, "that
you are very fond of children. That is
all very well in its way, but do you
understand anything about the duties of a nursery? Have you any experience of children?" "Yis, mum,"
waa the reply. "Sure, I used to be a
child wanst mesi If."���London Tatler.
Dates on Coins,
lames V. of Scotland was the first
to put dates on his coinage.
Tho 6 e'Cloek Club,
tondon once had a Six o'clock club,
which consisted of eix members only,
who met at 0 o'clock In tbe evening
and separated at 6 o'clock In tbe morning. Dr. Brooks and the celebrated
Greek scholar Corson were members
of this club.
Extravagant.
Mrs. McTaggart-^Hoots! Dinna fash
yersel', McTaggart! 'Twas a bad shilling I gave him!
The McTnggartr-A bad shillin'l Ma
conscience���sic extravigence ! Wuman,
had ye no bad saxpenoe?���Sydney Bulletin.
HER DAY  OF  REST.
It Is Vary Hard to Pleaia Soma Woe-
en, lan't Iff
WIVES nre queer crenturea. yours
and mine Mine kicks every
time I write a Joke ur puelil
knocking wotutinklud: -hi>i I'm hitting
ul her. Yet she appreciate* the checks
the Jokes and poems retch; wakes me
up tn tell me they've come
The other day, lliirlug accumulated
enough checks to make me feel opulent. I told her we wuuld have au untitle, on the morrow and thai she could
prepare  lor a  day  of  rest nml ease.
Contrary to custom and proverb, the
morrow caiue ami   we started  to get
ready
"Where's my oiitlnu shirtT' I asked.
"No; dou't gel It Just tell Uio where
It Is."
Hut she Insisted nn getting It for uie.
"And my tie uiul cup���can't wear a
strnw nn n boat." I said.
She got tbem.
"And my thin socks." I suggested.
"And I may us well put ou my light
trousers.    It's s hot day."
She got them.
"And, dear, wbere's the shoe boro?"
I asked.
She got It
"I'm sure I don't know wb.it I did
with my handkerchiefs," I told her.
"Seen 'em?"
Khe knew where they were; got 'em.
"And now���excuse me. thnt slipped
out. Rut I said It because I broke my
shoestring. Blessed If 1 know where
to find another."
She did and got It.
"Well," I remarked Unally, "I'm
waiting for yon. Funny I should be
ready Brat Did you empty the pan of
water under the Icebox ?"
She bndu't. but sbe did.
"Now for out Where's my bench ef
keys?"
It took her ten minutes to find them.
In which time I wss working up ��
grouch because of the delay
"I'll put my pipe In my i*oeket Seen
It���and my tobacco?"
Sbe hadn't I lost fully fifteen minutes while she looked for them. (
was stsndlng by the front door, th*
only plsce lo catch a breeze.
'Are you ready now':" she asked me.
'Me ready?   Are you?" I replied.
"Have been for tbree hours.'' sae
ssld.
"Then come on. Sure the gas Isn't
leaking Id any room?"
To make sure she tested every Jet
So we started out But I remembered before we had gone a block tbat I
bad no matches. Sbe went back for
some. It was noon. Sbe had taken
nearly all morning to look after my
things.
The sun streamed warm on the ear.
I managed to get a little shade In the
center of the seat snd wns glad sbe
took tbe outside. I would have broiled
there. Wben we got to the pier we
found, of course, tbe boat had left hours
before. So 1 suggested tve go to a
ball game. 1 am fond of baseball. She
don't seem to understand It. I forgot tbe beat In tbe game, tbougb Bee
questions riled me.
"Why has the umpire a cage oo al*
face?" sbe asked once.
"So he can't bite the players," I told
her.
"But tho catcher wears one too."
"So he can't bite tbe umpire," I said
and hinted we'd bad enough foolish
questions.
After tbe game we went home, with
me feeling proud of the trest I had
given her. But ebe took my breath
away.
"Day of rest!" she anorted. "The
next time I want a day of rest In Do*,
weather I'll stay home and do my
week's baking."
No pleasing a wife, ts there?���New
Tork Times.
*****t*****-*4*P^*****>**T**
The Premised Lend,
Many a man thinks of the
promised land aa a place where
be will bave the privilege ot cutting loose and golog tho pace
while being sure tbst bis wife
and his sisters and the children
will he kept strictly within
proper bounds.-Chicago Record-
Herald.
�������*
A  Natural  Wonder.
Teacher���What are marsupials?
Boy���Animals which have pouches
In their stomachs.
Teacher���What do they have
pouches for?
Boy���To crawl into and conceal
themselves in when they are pursued.
Hardly.
"Why do girls wear engagement
rings?1'
"On tho same principle that a parse, ties a siring around his finger-
so they won't forget they're engaged."
8avon Daughtera Enough.
The Rev. John W. Cavanaugh. president of Notre Dame college, tells of a
priest who waa giving a lecture on the
evil of great wealth. In tbe audience
was a man the priest knew. The man
was tbe father of seven girls, and the
lecturer pointed to this man as au example.
���Think." said tbe priest, "of being
tbe proud father of seven daughters.
Think who Is happler-the man with
a million dollars or the man who ls tho
j father of seven daughters.
"I will ask yon. Mr. Sheldon, who do
i yon think Is the happier?" aald tbe
j priest pointing to tbe subject of his
| argument
Tbe man smae and said:  "Father, I
: think that a man with seven daughters
I Is tbe happier.   A mau with a million
dollars worries for mora.   A man with
seven daughter* never does.". /
Iii Building Material Deal
with a House Whose Big
Feature Is  Pleased Cus-
tomers
Nobody ever saw a Dissatisfied Man Smile
All People who Build Houses with our Materials
Wear a Perpetual Smile
What Does This Mean ?
We know that this district is growing in importance and that with the growth must
come good substantial buildings.     We supply only materials that will make
your home or business house a credit to you and the district
PPLY CO., Limited
< i
Phone 66 COURTENAY, B. C. P.O. Box 230
"Not better than the best but better than the rest '
Mr. Stockman
and Farmer
Have you any remedy handy
for an emergency to save
that  valuable horse
or cow ?
We Suggest
Nyal's   Veterinary
Colic Remedy
As one that should be  in every
stable
to
Exceptional Opportunity
Hog Breeders
AUCTIO
of
Large White Yorkshire Hogs
COMOX
We carry a complete line of Veterinary Remedies, including:
Nyal's Veterinary  Worm  Tablets
"    Chronic Cough    "
"        Tonic and Condition    "
"        Cough and Distemper   "
These are just taken tip in the feed
We also have stock foods, condition
powders, veterinary ointments, peroxide aud every other requirements
Consult us
A. H. PEACEY
Courtenay Drug Store      ,
Palace Livepy
& Feed Stable
Wednesda}', March 12
Horses and Buggies for Hire at
Reasonable Hates
We also attend to wood hauling
JOS.   CAIRNS  &  SON
Proprietors
Paoue 25 Courtenay
at Grantham
Mrs. J.  William's  Ranch, next  to
Messrs. Smith   Bros.. A.   Eeding-
hatn and \v. S.   Burket,   Geo.   V.
Russell, Tenant
This is ii special sale of all first class
pedigreed and registered hogs got by the
champion boar (Monkland Roadster
Utk)at Victoria Fair, which defeated
the Champion Hoar at Calgary Fair
(Alberta Tom), 'out of such dams as
"College Waif," breeders, Ontario
Agricultural College, nnd "Fairview
Dora," breeder, Joseph Thomson, etc.
Total of four sows (bred) with papers,
ten boars and eight sows eleven weeks
old, all eligible for Registration.
To those who are desirous of improving their herds ibis sale is ah exceptional
opportunity, as the above are some of
the best hogs iu British Columbia���
(seeing is believing.) Remember these
facts���'karge Whites' are excellent
graziers, prolific breeders, mothers second to none, good porkers at six
months.
I ,1111 reluctantly compelled to sell as
tenancy expires at the end of March���
purchase of ranch was anticipated, but
owner stater now she bas not power to
be sell, hence the following will also put
up for auction:���Six Jersey (grade,) Cows
all good milkers, due Horse, Buggy and
Harness, H\prcss Wagon, Cultivator,
plow, Seperator (De I,aval,) Milk Cans
and Buckets, Churn, Butter Worker,
etc., quantity Pullets (laying,) brown
leghoorn, One Farm Wagon, One Range
and Sundry Requisites,
Hardy & Biscoe
Auctioneers
Horse Clipping
Good Work Guaranteed   Prices Moderate !
F. H. THOMASON
P.O.Box 140       Courtenay
F.   PIKE      I
Plastering Contractor
Cement Work a Specialty        I
COURTENAY B. C.
Service in St. Peter's church ou
Sltudav next the 23rd inst. will be
at 7.30 p.m. The evening service
has become necessary on this oc
casion owing to the service at
Cumberland having to be worked
in. The preacher will be the Rev.
the Hon. T. R. Heneage.
The Government has at last started vork on a new sidewalk here.
This has been badly needed for a
long time, aud is very much appreciated by the public. What with a
new sidewalk, hotel, post office,
customs, real estate office, etc.,
Comox is at last coming into her
own.
Mr. aud Mrs. Jack McKenzie left
on Friday's boat for Victoria. Mr.
Tom Jolly is 'manager' of the Comox livery stables during the absence of Mr. McKenzie.
Mrs. Capt. Guthrie entertained
a few of her friends ou Monday
afternoon.
The last basket ball match held
here resulted in an overwhelmning
defeat to the local team. Courtenay sent down a splendid team and
thejr simply walked to victory.
This is the first time since the basket ball season opened that our
team was not victorious, but the
defeat only put them in better trim
for the next game. Never mind,
Comox boys, you know how to lose'
as well as win, and that is really
''playing the game."
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell of Black
Creek are the guests of Mr. Dr.
Beadnell for a few days.
Miss Cassie Fraser is visiting
friends in Courtenay.
Mr. Werner of Los Angeles is in
town. He is a big game hunter,
aud wants to try his luck ou Vancouver Island. Mr. ecil Smith
will guide him to the haunts of the
panther and black bear.
gers on Friday last. He was about to
drill through a piece of steel when his
linger came beneath the drill and before
he could remove it the drill had penetrated through.
Mr. and Mrs. Hctniningsou left Headquarters Tuesday morning on an exteued
trip to Vancouver. Mrs. Ileniniingson
intends to stay two or three weeks in order to visit friends, among them being
Mr. and Mrs. McGuigan, who left us
quite recently. Mr. Hemmiiigson has
some business to transact before returning.
Messrs Hagenbuck and Groth spent
Sunday visiting friends.
A. Long is making the coal fly into the
fire-box of the two spot again, after
spending several daws in Courtenay for
his health.
Mr. Roy had a sudden attack of illness
on Saturday last, necessitating bis staying at home on Sunday, but Mo nday
found him in gooil condition to resume
work.
Mr. Worth, boiler inspector, was at
Headquarters this week.
It is generally known around Headquarters that the cook in the hotel is an
expert on pastry. This was plainly in
evidence the other day when the warehouseman Andy Hoff, ate six pieces of
pie of an uncommon size for bis dinner
dessert, this being one more piece than
Andrew usually eats.
Mr. R, Martin has been sick for several days but hns resumed his duties
again.
Mr. J. II. King is iu bed with la grippe
P. Cole, temporary engineer on No. 1
mad.' a record run to Courtenay on Sunday evening when lie was hurrying G.
Hopper the niglitwatcliman to the doctor
with a cut finger. Mr. Hopper was very
weak from loss of blood, but he is fast
recovering.
J. Laird has resigned his position as
engineer on No. 5 in order to take up
work in the shop which has been running to its full capacity for the past
week.
Harry Duff, the first engineer on No 3
is now pulling the throttle on No. 5.
Fred Roo states that fire clay is
being shipped from Elk to Chicago.
If you want pictures framed,
cabinet or sign worK doue go to
J. Sutton.
Transfer of License
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days
after date application will be made to the
Superintendent of Provincial Police,
Victoria, II. C, for a transfer from
Amos Cottiugtoti to the undersigned, of
the hotel license, to sell liquors by retail
in the hotel known as the l'orl Augusta
Hotel, situated at Comox,  B. C.
RoDiiiuc McCuish
Dated February 17, 1913.
HEADQUARTERS
Mrs. T. Harvey of Cumberland arrived at Headquarters on Sunday in
order to visit her sister, Mrs. R. McHaf-
fey, for several weeks.
Miss M. McKay left for Cumberland
on Sunday where sbe will join her relatives for a few weeks.
J. Jones, car mechanic, arrived back
on Sunday after being away for several
weeks on a business trip.
C. Ryan, one of the machinists in the
shop bored a hole through one of his fin-
The Conquest
Now my Comox friends are beaten
And badly beaten too,
Nor were the Conrtenays cheating
When they put it over you.
Your manager he is a booster
When things do his way come,
But he don't crow like used ter
What's the reason he's so mum ?
Tbe Courtenay boys can do it
Which plainly you did see,
But if they always did it
The fun, where would it be ?
Now Comox boys, do lisen
To a little advice from M. E.
Aud don't be always hissing,
When a Courtenay boy you see.
You should greet him with a handshake
And ask him how it was done,
And you can't see for your life's sake
How Comox ever won.
M. E.
floving Pictures
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
and Saturday
By a new up-to-date electric plaut
COURTENAY OPERA HOUSE
An Entire Change of Programme
Twice weekly
H. F. WHITTLE, Proprietor
Feed and Livery
Stable
Heavy Teaming Promptly Attended to
R. MacQUILLAN, Prop.
Phone'7
Union St. Courtenay
FOR PLUMBING
Power
& Hand
Pumping
Installation
S. A. COTTON
Gasoline 'Engines Repaired & Overhauled
BOX I24) PHONE

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