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Classified Ads.
Muke your little Wants known
tin uu.li ;i C_Us____ed AtlTerti_emeu.
iu Tlio Keview   -   -   -   Phone 59
VOL. 3
NO. 6
Important Auction S
Hardy  &  Biscoe  will  sell by Auction for J. C. Judd, who is
leaving to rejoin his regiment, ou
Tuesday, January the 12th, 1915
The whole of the Household Furniture, Piano,
Horse and Buggy, Chickens, Etc., also the Dwelling
House with 10 acres of Land and 2 Building Lots
on the beach, all situate at Royston. The whole of
the above will be sold without any reserve whatever
Full particulars later
Real Estate and Auctioneers COURTENAY
We Have Our New Coods For
Xmas. and New Year Gifts
Sterling Cigarette Cases, Gents Tie Pins,
Ebony Brushes and Mirrors, Butter
Dishes, Etc., Etc.    Come and inspect
CHAS. SIMMS, The Courtenay Jewelery Store
Where  everybody goes  for  choice
Candies, Cigars, Tobacco, Fruit,
Vegetables, Groceries, Etc
Phone 40
H. D. Forde
W. A. W. Hames
Real Estate and Insurance
Phone 57
Rol.it. Duncan left for McGil
college ou Sunday.
Miss Bessie Woods returned to
Normal school at Vancouver on
Sunday's boat.
John Duncan and George Millard
left on .Sunday's boat for King
Kdward High school.
Mr. Gordon P. Thompson returned last week from a holiday
spent at Vancouver and Victoria.
Miss Ida Carroll left on Sunday
for Union Hay, where she will relieve Miss Mildred Smith, teacher,
at that place for a week.
Mr G. Frank, of the reserve,
had a slight stroke one day last
week, being unconscious for nearly
seven hours.
Returing officer Ellis left on
Wednesday morning for Victoria
on election business. He intends
returning on Friday evening.
Mr. D. Kilpatrick is calling a
public meeting on Tuesday evening
next, at wlreh he will express his
views on the matters relating to the
forthcoming election, and the welfare of the city. All other candidates for civic honors are invited
to be present
Notice:���The annual meeting of
the Little River Poultry Association will be held Jan. 9, at 8 p.
m. at the Lazo Hall, Bertrand
Vogel, Secretary.
Early in the new year McPhee
& Morrison will sell by public auction a large quantity of goods of
various kinds, among which will
be 6 Deering Mowing Machines, 4
Deering Sulky Rakes, 4 Disc Harrows, 5 Plows and 4 Cultivators
Date notice will be given on the
said sale.
Coal Oil, $1.30 per tin at the
Ford Garage, Union Bay Road,
For Sale���Lot 5 and part of lot
6, on Isobel street, (corner lot.)
Apply, box 6, Review.
For Sale���Well bred little pigs,
8 weeks old. Apply R. Stewart,
Comox, Phone X 82.
For Sale���Good milk waggon,
will sell cheap. Apply John
Crockett, Sandwick, P. O.
Wanted���Good row boat cheap,
also single plough or Planet Junior
set.   Apply F, F. R. Biscoe.
For Sale���A number of pure bred
rose comb, Rode Island Red cockerels, $2 each, Apply Lloyd Dunham, Courtenay,
Large tract of good farming land
now open for free settlement in
Oregon. Over 200,000 acres in all.
Cood climate, rich soil, and does
not require irrigation to raise finest
crops of grain, fruit and garden
truck. For large map, full instructions and information, and a
plan of several sections- of exceptionally good claims, send $3.40 to
John Keefe, Oregon City, Oregon.
Three years as a U. S. Surveyor
and timberman. As opportunity
to get a good fertile free homestead
near town and market.
St. Peter's Church of Kngland
presented a most seasonable appearance for the Christmas festival,
being decorated with evergreens
and holly, while suitable mottos
adorned the walls, the one at the
east end carried out in gold letters
on crimson velvet, Emmanuel, and
also the text under the west window, God with us, were most effective, the two composing the
Vicar's text for Christmas morning.
The services were well attended,
and the carols on Sunday evening
greatly appreciated, and were taken
up by the member's of the congregation. Mrs, Sutton presided
at the organ in a most efficient
manner and very great credit is
��� due to her for the way in which
she carried out the Choral Services.
The beautiful flowers for the altar,
composed of lillies, white geraniums and Chrysanthemums, were
the gift of Dr. Beadnell. A special seryice was held at the wireless
station at 3 o'clock, when a large
crowd assembled, and the vicar,
the Rev. Franklin Watson officiated.
Misses Wilson and Wright returned from Vanaouver on Sundays
Mrs. Capt. Norden returned
from Powell River, where she had
been celebrating Christmas.
Tbe funeral of the late John
Quncru, who nfcd very suddenly
of hemmorhage of the lungs, on
Tnesday last, took place from the
Sisters of St. Joseph's hospital, on
Friday last to the R. C. cemetery,
Rev. Father Mertons officiating.
Private School for Day
Scholars and Boarders
For particulars and prospectus apply to
Baiter Term commences on Monday,
January the 11th, 1915
Cobblestone and
Septic Tank Work
All Work Guaranteed
A. Beveridge, Conrtenay Hotel
Last week the Nanaimo Herald announced in bold headlines
that there was trouble iu the Cumberland mines, and that the
mines had been closed down. This is not so. We have it from
an anthorative source that there is absolutely no financial
troubles in either the Cumberland or Ladysmith mines and that
they have not been closed down. The mines are working whenever there are auy orders for coal.
Mr. George Mitchell, of the reserve, has taken unto himself a
new wife, one of the charming
daughters of Qualicum Tom,
Graham Williams, who has purchased a saw-mill a short distance
from Ladysmith was home over
Sunday.   He reports business good.
Services at St. Andrew's Church
Saudwick, ou Sunday, Jan, 10,
Holy Communion, 8.30 a. m..
Mattins and Litany 11. a. m.,
Evensong 7,30 p. m.
Dedication of new church of St'
John, in Courtenay, ou Wednesday
the 13th, at 7.30 p. m , by the
Lord Bishop of the Diocese, Rt.
Rev. J. C. Roper D. D.
The collections at the various
Custom offices in the district for
the month of December were:
Comox, $18.10; Courtenay $30,21;
Cumberland $428.55; Union Bay,
A letter from W. D. Stoker to
Harry Loggie, states that he arrived in Halifax all right after eight
days on the train. He expected
to sail for Liverpool on Jan. 2. He j
did not like the cold weather.
When he left Mrs. Stoker and tbe
family at Virden, the thermometer
registered >8 below zero, and at
other points the route it was as
low 50, He wishes to _fc remembered to all the boys.
Those of us who had ears to hear
with knew that the old year had
come to an end, and that the new
one had begun. The Railway
whistle, and the Condensory
whistle made all the din possible.
Numerous guns, fire crackers, etc.
were also fired, and a party of
jovial roysters made night hideous
by their caterwailinga about the
street One young man thought
the town was on fire and was half
dressed to go out when be tumbled.
Luckily these celebrations only
come once a year.
Wm. Holmes and Chas. Grundy
are among those from this district
who are going from Victoria with
the 2nd contingent.
The Comox Live Stock Association held a shareholders meeting
in the Board of Trade rooms on
Morday afternoon, at which the
following directors were elected:
Alex Wain, H. Bridges, J. E, Jackson, P, L, Anderton, E. A. Mitchell, G. Pigott. G. Slaughter.
The Association is now ready to
send out for cattle, and it is expected that all the first lot will be
tak en immediately.
Board of Trade
A t the meeting of the Board of
Trade last night, the secretary was
instructed to write to Mr. Clements
regarding the dredging of the river,
and also to ask when the new Post-
office would be started,
Mr. Duncan was appointed a
committee of one to interview Fish-
warden Beadnell, re the granting
of licenses to net salmon to residents
of the valley and district, for their
own use.
A message was received from E.
Bickell asking that some action be
taken by the Board of Trade of
Courtenay and Cumberland, to
stop the importation of foreign
coal. Our mines are idle owing to
the importation of coal to the cities
of B. C. No action was taken
owing to the non-arrival of Mr.
Bickell _. letter.
Presbyterian Church
St. Andrews' Sandwick
Service 2 p.m.    Sunday School
and Bible Class 3 p. m.
Sunday School and Bible Class
10:30 a. m.   Service 11:30.  Evening service 7:30 p. m. All welcome
7 Passenger Cole Car
Terms strictly cash
Palace Livery & Feed Stables
Knights of Pythias
At the regular meeting on Tues
day last the following officers were
installed for the ensuing term by
Deputy Grand Chancellor Bro. T.
D. Hind.���
C C, Bro. W. P McPhee.
V. C, Bro. A. W H. Shepherd.
Prelate, Bro. T. C. Brock.
M. of Work, Bro. E. E. Lindon,
K. of R. and S., Bro F. Everett.
M. of E. Bro. A. McNeil.
M. of F., Bro. P. J. Sadler.
M. at A., Bro. H. B. Dawley.
I.G.. Bro. Wallace Piercy.
0. G., Bro. T. D. Hind.
Bro. E. E- Lindon was appointed
Deputy Grand Chancellor to succeed Bro. T- D. Hind who has retired from that position.
Comox Creamery
45c per lb. this week
Sand and Gravel
]$6.00 Per Ton
Delivered in Courtenay
All Orders Will Recieve Prompt Attention
Phone 43 Courtenay
Marvellous Zam-Buk t'uro
Mr. willard F. Alien, or 258 Pleasant
St, iiilifax, N.S., writes: "Up to a
vt ,     ni;o   my   ta.no   wa��   a   mass   ot
plmpl , which, besides iifiae <"*���
tretuely embarrassing, caused me a
(ood deal of pnln. I used ait kinds uf
tonli_ and aalvf.s, also remedies pro-
scribed by my physician. These wore
of very little bbneflt to mc. My (ace
would clear snmewhiit at limes, and I
.mild think lhat I _:i 00 lho road to
* permanent cure, and then the trouble
would return and tho pimples and
so'>p:i be worse than over. Tbls loudi-
tt'.n    Ol   affairs  i'ontlnii��d   for  about
_irco years.
One   day    1   happened   to   a<_   an
see mnt of a remarkable ours of
eczema by Zam-Buk; ao l thought I
would try ZamHiik nl_>,i 1 seut for a
box. und the result.! were ho very pleasing th .t I procured a larger supply. I
per "".(.red with Zam-Buk for three
moUtUs, and at the end of that period
my [ace was cleared of all unsightly
" 1 attribute my recovery solely to
the use of Zam-Buk, as I did not use
any olher remedy during the time 1
was using lt. A3 my ease was of long
Standing and very obstinate. I consider my cure a wonderful triumph for
Zam-Buk, and would heartily recommend it to anyone afflicted as I was."
If you are suffering eiubarraasment
and pala from pimpleF, bolls, eczema,
ulcerS|�� running sores, or any skin
ir.tt_le. you too should apply Zam-Buk.
At all druggists aud stores, 50c. bo I,
S boxes $1._6, or postpaid from Zam-
Buk Co., Toronto, on receipt of price.
Refuse substitutes. Send this advertisement, name of paper, and lc. stamp
tor free trial box.
again   as
Meant Death or Everlasting Disgrace
In German Army
Punishment tor cowardice in the
German army at tlm time of tho Thirty i'ears' war was so severe as to bo
ferocious, in tlio year 1842 tbe Swedish General TorstonBson stormed
Leipzig.   A force under ihe command
of the Grand Duke Leopold gave him
battle before the gales of the city, but
during the engagement the Madlon-
ladie   regiment    became
panic strlcki u and fled.
Punishment Immediately
When the regiment had
si milled, six other regiments surrounded tt, and tried It. by court martini iu tho open Held. The verdict was
that the colonel and the captains
should die by tlio sword, and that
every tenth man among tlio non-com-
missioned officers and men should lio
The stern verdict wus carried oul lo
the letter, except lhat tit the reiluost
of Leopold tlie men wore shot instead
of hanged; Col, George Madlonlsche
was beheaded, after hn had Bought in
wiiu for a pardon. l'lic survivors
I were consigned to quarters with other
| commands, and the regiment never re.
gained its name or former prestige, in
those days, there was no alternative
hut to bo brave. Cowardice meant
either dea'.h or everlasting disgrace.
Tho cheapness of Mother Craves'
Worm Exterminator puts it within
reach of all, and it can be got at any
German Blood In America
In the last nluety years 7,000,000
Germans havo been added to the population of the United States.- Of these
more than 5,000,000 came from Germany, the balance from Austria, Eastern Russia, Bohemia and Eastern
Switzerland, Reckoned biologically
the stream of American blood is one
quarter, a racial Infusion equal to the
total contribution of Spain and Portugal io south America.���Grand Rapids
Pres -���
Tlie use of Miller's Worm Powders
Insures healthy children so far as the
ailments attributable to 'worms are
concerned. A high mortality among
children is traceable to worms. These
sap tlie strength of infants so that
they arc unable to maintain the battle
for life und succumb to wealtness.
This preparation give- promise of
health and Keeps it.
As a result of the agricultural Bur-
icy of the commission of conservation
ll has been found that in a number
of cases too Many horses nre kept to
he profitable, while the number of cattle kepi per hundred acres Is seldom
up in the capacity of the farms.
Minard's Liniment Cures Garget in
"Do you knev. that thai bulldog of
yours killed my wife's little harmless
.frVcliouulo poodle?"
"Well, what, are you going to do
'aliuiit it?"
"Would you be offended if I should
iresenl Iiini with a nice brass collar?"
"John Henry," said his wife, with
tony  serenity.  "I  saw   you  coming
ul of a saloon this afternoon."
"Well, madam," replied the ohdur-
_le John, "you wouldn't have me stay
In there all day, would you?"
Always Keep Them
In The House
That's what Mr. ll. J. Eastwood,
of Carleton Place, Out., snys about
Gin Pills.
"I have taken Gin P-li. and find them
cent for (lain In tlie Joints, Swollen Hands
and Anl.lc . in.l all symptoms ni Kidney and
Bladder Trouble,    Wc always heop them
If you are reeling badly, perhaps
it is your Kidneys or Madder that
i.- causing lho trouble. If there is
tiain over the Bladder���il the urine
is hoi and scalding���too free or
3Ciiuty ii the urine, shows brick
dust deposits or mucus if there is
constant pain lu the back - restless
steep ami lo_ o( appetite -then
yott certainly need Gin Pills. Get
lh.--.it   to-day and   feel  better to-
Con. Pills are fold by all dealers
at SOc. n bos, 0 boxes  lor $'_."iO,
Free trial treatment il you write
National  Drug and Chemical Co.
of Canada, Limited, Toronto
W. N. U. 1029
The feelings of the coal heaver in
ilie following story, as given in Tit-
Hits, had aufficieni cause to be rut-
"Liza," he expostulated, "don't I always tell volt I won't 'ave the. kids
brlngin' in the coals from the shed in
my best 'at?"
"Oh, just 'ave sense," replied tho
wife. "You've spoiled the shape of
that 'at already, and what can a little
liextra coal dust do to 'arm yer 'at?"
'You don't see the point," protested
the husband, with dignity. "I only
wears that 'at Hi the heveulu's; and,
t. while I'm haul. I takes it for my
.art, it leaves a blooinin' black baud
round my forehead. Wot's the couso-
guences? Why, I gits accused of
washin' my face with my 'at on, and
it ain't nice, Liza!    It ain't nice!"
Skin Trouble
on the Scalp
Skin Dried and Cracked and Hair Fell
Out���Cured by Dr. Chase's
tjj^uti .ent
Eczema ls annoying and distressing
at uny time, bnt, doubly so when it
gets into lho scalp and causes the
hair to fall out. Here is a grateful
letter from a lady who was cured by
using Dr, Chase's Ointment.
Mrs. Hector Citrrie, Tobermory,
Ont., writes: "I was cured of a disagreeable skin disease of the scalp
by using Dr. Chase's Ointment, The
trouble started with itching and pain
in the scalp, tho skin would gel dry
and crack, and at times would bleed,
and the hair would tall,out. I tried
three doctors without benefit, and suffered for three years. Heading in tho
almanac about D\ Chase's Ointment,
1 began its use, and am now completely cured. The hair lias grown
again, and I am as well as I ever was.
You are at liberty to use this letter,
for I am glad to recomemnd so excellent a treatment."
Dr. Chase's Ointment has no rival
as a cure for itching skin disease.
Aliens'  Discarded  Nomenclature   Will
Have   to   Stand  as  Before
All Germans and Austrians in tho
Old country who have been in a hurry
to change their names lo Ilritish must
revert to tlieir discarded names. A
new order in council published In a
supplement to the London Gazette
"An alien enemy shall not, after October IS, 1914, tor any purpose assume
or use, or purport to assume or use,
or continue the assumption or use, of
any name other than that, by which ho
was ordinarily known at the ditto of
the commencement of the war."
ll is further provided than au alien
enemy will be committing a breach of
ihis order if he carries on, or he is
member of pai'Uiorship or lirm under auy other nfi'me than that under
which such trade or business was carried on at the beginning of the war.
Nearly 500 changes of name have
been made by deed poll since August
Ily ii proclamation in the same issue
all insurance business with au enemy
is prohibited. No new policy (including reinsurance) may be entered into
with or for the benefit of an enemy;
nor may anyone accept or give effect
to any insurance made with or l'or
the benefit of an enemy before Ihe
outbreak of the war.
Insurance transactions wiih an enemy's branch iu Ilritish Allied or neutral territory shall be considered as
transactions by or with un enemy.
Those Foolish Postal Clerks
. Irs1 She���The clerk at the post ofiice said Hie letter svas overweight and
i   would liave lo put another slump
,i    it.    Wasn't he silly?"
Second Siie   Why, dear?
Flrsl She���Wouldn't another stamp
make ii   still    heavier?- Philadelphia
One of the besl. paradoxes in tho
Englsli language is that made by Arte-
urns Ward, when lhe huiuorisl said:
���I'm bound lo live within my means
if t have to borrow mnti. y to do lt."
Ottawa Keeps Remote Parts Informed
by Wireless Stations
If the fow settlers on Magdalen Islands want to get the latest war nows
thoy must go to church on Sunday.
There are two wireless stations on tho
islands and to these sta'ions tho department of naval service sends tho
chief; Items of tho war tor the week
every Saturday night, and this news
bulletin Is put up outside the church
door ou Sunday morning! From no
olher souro.o do the settlers learn of
Mm progress of tho war.
Hut tho peoplo on the Magdalen Islands aro not tlio only folk who are
cured for In this way by tho department. To the two wireless stations in
Hudson Hay, Lo Pas aud Port Nelson,
news Is sent from Ottawa by wireless
also lo ten remote places on Ihe North
Pacific coast where thero aro ten
wireless stations giving onl war bulletins at regular Intervals and to outly-
Ing points ou the great lakes. When
the war broke ont in August tlie naval
department deemed lt wise to dismantle seven of the ten wireless stations
on the Pacific coast and tho two in
tho Cult of St. Lawrence for obvious
reasons, bul these have now been put
Into operation again, much lo the delight of the settlers near the stations,
for Ihey now learn all that is of outstanding significance and interest In
the war.
Another Severe Case Cured Through the
Use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
St. Vitus dance ls a common form
of nervous troublo, whicli affects not
only young children but men and
women as well. The only cure lies in
plenty of pure blood, because good
blood is the life of tlie nerves. Dr.
Williams' l'ink Pills cure the most
severe cases of St. Vitus dance, because they actually make the rich,
red blood that feeds and restores the
starving, Shattered, nerves. This has
beeu proved In hundreds of cases,
among them that of Mrs. John Duncan, London, Out., who says: "About a
year ago I found myself becoming
very nervous. At tlie outset I did not
pay much attention to il as 1 thought
the trouble would pass away. In this
I was disappointed, for 1 soon found
my__( rapidly growing worse. My
right arm and leg began to jerk and
twitch all the time, even when I was
In lied, and I found great difficulty in
walking or doing any work. Finally
the trouble affected my speech and it
was with difficulty 1 made myself understood, Of course 1 was doctoring
for tlie trouble, but was not being
helped, and Anally the doctor wauled
me to go to the hospital for treatment. This I did not care to do. and
it was at this stage thnt 1 decided to
try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. By the
time I had used four boxes I felt
much belter, and iu a short time longer 1 was quite well and strong. My
neighbors look upon my cure as unite I
wonderful, and indeed I think it is,
aud shall always be grateful for what
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills did for me."
These Pills are sold by all medicine
dealers or can bo had by mail at 50 ���,
cents a box or six boxes for $'_.r_o by j
writing The Dr.  Williams'   Medicine
Co., Brookvllle, Ont.
Horrah! No More Suffering
���Every Ache Goes Quick
Lumbago is a peculiar M>rt of rliou-
ntatlc trouble that affects lho muscles
about the loins and buck. At times
Us agony is 'misuse. Severe spasms
of pain shoot l_ all directions, aud
become more sovare on stooping.
In treating l.umbngo or stitch in
the back, it is necessary to keep
warmly covered to prevent a sudden
chill. Attend to this, and then apply
N'ervillno freely.
Almost instantly you teel its warm
soothing action, Hight Ihrough the
cords aud muscles the healing power
of Ntrvilino penetrates.
Quick as a wink you feel the stiffness lessoning. You realize that a
powerful  pain-subduing    remedy    Is
curing tho pain, ls easing your distress, ls making you woll agin.
Nervlliuo quickly cures bnckacha
and lumbago because lt has tha
Btrength, the power and penetrating
force possessed by no other knowa
reeled. Its amazing curative actios
Is duo to certain extracts and juices
ot raro herbs and roots, combined by
a secret process, and forming a truly
medical marvel.
Auy sort ot aches ln the muscle*
and .joints Norvlllne will cure quickly.
It eats tho pain right up���rellevea
stillness, restores the muscles to
tlieir wonted eltBtlolty and vigor.
It's the quickest thing imagiiiubb
for rheumatism, sciatica or neuralgia
As for ftirache, toothache, sprain)
or strains, nothing can excel good ol
(.ct the  large 50  cent family Bl.
bottle, it's tho most economical; trial
size,  21.   cents.     All  dealers  or  lha
I'aliirrho/.one Co.,  Kingston. Canada..
Submarine Mine  Pleased the   Khalifa
Mr. Winston Churchill had experience with submarine mines in lhe
Sudan campaigns in 1808.
As Uio British troops approached
Omdnrman the Khalifa Abdullah
conceived the Idea of upsetting the
Ilritish gunboat expedition by mining
the Nile. A former officer of the
Egyptian army whom ho hail long
held prisoner was ordered by ilie
Khalifa to construct a couple of
mines, which were produced forth
They were primitive ln form, consisting, in fact, of two old Iron boilers stuffed with gunpowder, in
which was concealed a pistol with a
sprL.g attached to the trigger, whereby the charge could bo exploded. The
first miiio was laid hy tho Istuailia,
worked by a native crew, and demonstrated Its efficiency liy exploding on the Instant, sinking the Is-
niailia and killing the crew, Including the mine constructor.
The Khalifa was delighted, not at
the accident, but at the testimony to
the power ot the invention, and immediately ordered the emir in charge
of his arsenal to lay the second mine.
The emir, profiting by experience,
ensured his safety by putting the
Nile into the boiler before he put Ihe
boiler into the Nile. Ho then curried utir the immersion successfully,
to the joy of Abdullah, who loaded
him wiih ''presents and praises."
Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.
Gentlemen.���I have used MINARD'S IrlNlMENT on my vessel and
in my family for years, and for the
every day ills and accidents of life .1
consider it has no equal.
I would not start on a voyage without it, if it cost a dollar a bottle.
Schr. "Storke," St. Andre,
Napoleon Bonaparte ln his Inter
days nt SI. Ilolena gave out the following: "The Kngllsh character it
superior to ours. They are in overfilling more pralical than we sirs.
They emigrate, they marry, they kill
themselves, wilb less indecision than
we display iu going to the opera.
They are alao braver than we aro. 1
think they are lo its what wo are to
lhe Kusshtmi, what, the Itusslatis ara
to tbo Hermans, what the Germans
are tn the Italians. Hud 1 had ua
BugllBh army I should have conquered
the universe, for I could havo gona
all over the world without demoralizing my troops, Had I been in 1811
the choice of the English, as I was of
the French, 1 might havo lost, tha
battle of Waterloo without losing a
vote ln the legislature or a soldier
from my ranks. I should have woa
the game."
After 10 Years of Asthma Dr. J. O.
j Kellogg's Asthma Remedy proved tht
only relief for ono grateful usor, and
this is but ono cure, among many. I_t-
l_> wonder that lt has now become
tho ono recognizee}, remedy on tha
market, It. lias earned its fanto by
its never failing effectiveness. It Is
earning it today, as It has done for
years. If is the greatest asthma
specific within the reach of suffering
Astronomers report the safe return
of Encke's Comet, which has just
been located in the constellation of
Persesus by a Russian astronomer iu
the Crimea. This comet was due to
appear in 1008, but to the bewilderment of tho astronomical world two
comets turned up iu the predicted
place within a few weeks of each
other.   A subsequ. tliematical in
vestigation idem. tbe second of
theso two as the genuine Encke, but
the suggestion was pflt forth that lhe
other comet was, perhaps, a bit of the
Encke comet, whicli had been broken
off as the result of a collision with
Borne unseen body in tho depths of
space. If all goes well the comet
should be visible to the naked eye
about Christmas.
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Canada's Devotion
Our fleet has justified its reputation as the best in tlie world; our
army has raised its repute very considerably; our airmen have extorted
the surprised admiration of th'e.enemy
himself. But the most grievous blow
of all to the hopes of our opponents
has beeu the incontrovertible proofs
given by colony after colony of their
enthusiastic devotion to tho empire.
Of that devotion these Canadian
troops are the very practical embodiment so far as Canada is concerned.
���London Daily News.
"English mutton chops," read the
man with the menu. "German fried
potatoes. Russian caviar, French peas.
Hum: 'Waiter, I want to bo strictly
"Ves, sir."
"Gimme a Spanish omelet."���Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Morals of Nations
"International morality" is a term
born of the present war. It is plain,
that It will havo to be the corner
stone of lho world peace. The relations among nations are just as subject to folly aud sin as those betweea
Somehow a different idea has become supremo���that a nation can do a
thing that would be wrong for an individual to do. That cannot be so. A
wrong is a wrong, high up or low
down, and whoever Is guilly of it must
suffer for the wrong, sometime, somehow. Some of the suffering is going
on over in Europe now.
If tho European war impresses tha
lesson that "International morality"
must be the law ot this earth, and that
it shall be recognized in all national
treaties, tlto war will bring a blessing
to all future generations. If It isn't,
there is, of course, much sorrow yet i%
store for mankind.���Ohio State Journal.
Sister���I'm writing a composition
ou dogs. Can you tell me anything
about them'.'
Small Brolher���Well, there's ona
thing about dogs every one ought to
know, and that is fleas.
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German Paper Endeavors to Convince its Readers that Great
Britain is Unable to Raise an Army of any Strength-
May Modify Tlieir Opinion
Wlien tin Frankfurter Zeltung
bundles the subject ol recruiting in
England it is well worth reading, for
thi.j paper Is whal Palmerston used to
call a good foolometer, and Juts us
know very accurately what Uie ordinal'} German thinks.
ii, la no doubt most encouraging to'
Curninn opinion to be told that all our
recruiting Ib a bluff; that we havo
only ooo.oou recruits; that thu minion
of which Herr rtoplngton wrote Is ii
fiction ot the imagination; that we
eaunot Improvise n hold army uml ho
uu ,'inil so on. These things will
soothe mnny sorrowful Germans in u
gloomy autumn, and we have no reason whatever to deprive these poor
people of anything that they ean invent l'or themselves iu tho way of con-
Hut at the same time thero ia uo
particular reason why we should allow
llu' rest of lho world to harbor Ihes'
silly illusions.   \Vo have in organized
form In the British lules lit llie present
moment, not bOO.OOO men, hut exactly
double Ihls number, namely 1,200,000
men, and tho number grows almost
faster than wo enn eope with it. At
tlie same tlmo the stream ol men
from the ilritish Dominions ami depend- liclos begins to llow in. The
llrst 1 H0,ii|)0 are already with us, and
from all corners of tlie empire thero
has begun, nnd there will continue to
eome In so long ns ihe war lasts, u
steady stream of drafts to maintain
the strength of units iu the Held, and
of fresh units to increase the numbers of the divisions nt the front.
The gentle Germans told Mr. Krug-
��r that we could only place 70,000 men
in the Held, nnd Oom Paul wijji so little
v. rsed in the liahlts and customs of
aiur people as to believe his mentors.
When we produce:! seven or eight
times as many troops as the German
estimate, (lie credit of the Naehrlch-
ten Bureau went down to zero at Pretoria. Why should we be unable to
iinpiovise armies when we have so
recently done il? The Germans are
perfectly right in one sense only to
Inhiilale upon what exists. We can begin to light only with what we possess in organ.zed form, trained, offic-
<"._i, and armed, and if it is a question of a six weeks' war It is pretty
bad for us.
���ut this is o.-.ly a bogim.ing ll is
onr way, as well as Amerlca'3, Ic begin to raise our armies after war has
broken out, nnd to go on raising them
until our ctltimate endi are achieved.
That is What we are doing now, an.l
the 1,_!0.i,00n men at home, the nrmy
in the field, a_d the hundreds oi
thousands of men who ure formed or
forming In India, Canada, Australia,
��� New Zealand, South Africa, aud elsewhere arc merely the nil lens upon
which other armies will eventually be
built np. It is not a question of practicability, but only of time. If stands
to reason lhat an empire of 400 millions of people can never lr.k men,
and it also stands to reason thn the
lirst man who realized the vast resources of the Britisli empire aui
knew how lo convert ihem into terms
of war powe: was likely lo make n
name for himself and Incidentally to
crer.te an army which would, iu tlie
end, confirm our imperial position,
and bring confusion upon lhe king's
This war, for ns, has hardly begun.
We have sent, the point of our advanced guard into Prance to skirmish
with the enemy. In the spring the rest
of tho advanced guard will follow, and
somewhere towards the closo of 1915
ilie main body will begin to come
Within view. We ure not iu any hurry. We are sorry, of course, for our
allies, that wo are oven slower than
Russia in making our weight felt, but
they ean at least feel happy when
they expect a rest, we shall be in a
position to make good war on our own
account, if the nemy wins successes
in lhe interval so much the better for
him, hut nolhlng can arrest the steadily ascending figures of our armies,
and their cost is of little HCcounl since
1 Soldi, rs   Living  Like   Rabbits  on  tli
Field   of   Battle
,\u  Interesting description  of cave I
1 life ut  llie frni.i  is given hy Private
l S. Harris of the Weal Kent Ri -imeiit. I
: lie states:
I "We have been living the life ot
ra'hits, for we burrowed ourselves
lu trenches at -���, and  hero  we re-
I mained for over fifty hours, lt was
an  exciting und  not  unpleasant  OX-
I pei'lence.
"The bursting   o    shells   overhead
\ was contlnuot . and it became monotonous. To the youngster it wns nu
nwful experience in the earlier stages,
but oven lie became so accustomed to
the roar overhead that lie raised a
cheer each time shrapnel burst, making such remarks as 'There's another
rocket, John.'
"When we were not nigging out
recesses we sat dowu to spin yiirus.
Nice luzy life yoll will sny, but not so
l.ensnilt when a shell bursts directly
over your head. To kill time we
played hanker with cigarette cards,
ami discussed the prospects of our
favorite football (earns,
"We wero discussing tlie merits of
Germany will ultimately have to pay
��� in territory us well as in money, because the cost of war to tho Allies
cannot bo met In cash by a Germany
beaten to her knees.
Let uu take tro thing ut ils worst,
ami Imagine the penultimate CossacK
on tho Urals and the Inst Trench door,
keeper evicted I'rom Bordeaux. Then
we begin n maritime waragah.st Germany, nnd arc no worse oft than when
we began it aguinsi Napoleon, an.l
when lie had nearly nil Europen under
his heel. But wo nro not there yet,
uud   unless   Germany  can  do  much   players when one chap, who made a
heller than she bus done hitherto, our
Allies will keep lho field and will
continue to exercise the came oon-
hIiiiiI and Increasing pressure on land
that we already exercise nf. sen.
The 1 rrniikfurlc:.' Zeltung should not
worry. We know qulto well that wo
have, ns our first duty, to maintain at
llu full strength the point ot our nd-
vunced guard in Prance, and thnt it
lakes time to train cadres, nud to tu_n
out tho guns, arms, and ammunition
for the vast numbers which we intend
to place in the Held. That is why we
have to declare a moratorium of a
year or so before we pay back Ger-
ma_y in lier own coin, but the debt
has to be paid, and will he paid, because the credit of tho empire is involved in lt. We are not compelled,
like. Germany, to thiave -6 per cent, of
all balances in our bunks, and then
scream out that a national loan has
beeu successful. The heresies thut
Germany adopts in matters of finance
only grievo ua because there will be
less German cash at the peace, and
so, oompulsorily, more German territory to be divided up to pay for the
What we, perhaps none of us, quite
realized before this war broke out,
was that it was not ordinary and
could not end ln an ordinary way.
The power which Germany has developed, her soaring ambitions, and the
brutality with which ahe has waged
wai, have shown all the ..'.lies that
Germany aims at the hegemony of not
only Europe, but the world. AU the
values of things now change, the
values of money aud of lives, and
there is uot one cillztn of the Allied
Powers who does :.ot count death in
this war to he a glorious and honorable end, and victory to be worth any
sacrifice in the world There was
never, in any war, such complete unanimity ns 'hat now seen In the Allied
No! Our numbers are not a bluff,
but a very grim reality, as the Frankfurter Zeltung will one day learn to its
cost. Our men believe thai this war
concerns theni all, and so they all
come forward voluntarily to take "tlieir
pari; iu it. So . any were they that
Lord Kitchener had to raise the
Rtf.m.ard far above any existing in
Europe or he would have been positively overwhelmed. All our men are
volunteers, fighters, mil tryers, and
the material���including the moral and
the nhysical���e.v.eeds anything that
has been known in England before.
It is a national war, and as we get
all classes now it is easy to iind the
right material for the cadres, while
the men work with a will and are
spoiling for a light. In the Dqniinlons
and India the same conditions prevail.
All our men are of a military age,
aud we have no troops to show of the
Landsturm type, uow so common ln
the German armies. We shall bring
forward neither children nor grey-
1 sards, and we shall not allow ourselves to be diverted from our pur-
nose by any reverse?, however severe.
" ti.ls preat war our Dominions over,
sea have come to manhood, and seek
to establish their claim for recognition, each for his own Dominion, and
all for all. It will go hard on Germany th..t this is so, for she has
made these young nations her enemies
and never again within the memory of
living man will her misdeeds be forgotten iu the wide Dominions of the
bet that .Meredith was a Welshman
and joined Alanch .iter City ln 1806,
wus struck with u bullet in tho knee.
'I shan't play on Christmas Day for
Maidstone United.'
"When you wrlto please send mo
some cigarettes, as I owo a clium
twenty packets, nnd llnd out the dace
of Meredith Joining Manchester City,
so lhat. I can settle the bet.
"We are a light-hearted lot, and so
are our officers. We dug out for
them a kind of subterranean mess-
room, where they took their meals.
One fellow decorated it with a few
cijarette cards and some pictures he
cut out of a F"onch paper. Tho.r
grub was m,t exactly what they
would get at the Cecil.
"A jollier and kinder lot of officers
you would not meet In a day's march.
One. officer who was well stoekeu
with eiga.ettes divided them among
liis men," and we were ablo to repay
him for his kindness by digging him
out from ills mess room.
"A number of :;hnlls tore up the
turf, and the roof und sides collapsed
like a castle built of card..', burying
him and two others. They were in a
nice pickle, hut we got them out safe
und sound.
"During the time we wero in these
trenches nearly 5( 10 shells burst over
and around us, but our protection
was so good that not a single chap
was killed and less than a dozen were
w.uuded. Wheu we got Into the opon
air once more and stretched our legs,
It was then we realized what we had
Tho Theory and Practice ofModem Warfare as Followed by the
Germans is Explained to a French Captive���Prophecy
of a Victorious Entry into Nancy wns not Fulfilled
A special correspondent   sends tho, say a word, and was thereupon threat
following letter from Prance, ln which I ened with death,
is described how a French  prisoner     "I am a prisoner of war," lie said,
saw the kaiser lu tne Held. "and you may not shoot mo.''
Opposite me ;i a man who hus seen "Vou may understand the theory ot
the kaiser���retreat, He is a lieuten- war," replied the German stall of-
out of artillery, and he was alien prls- fleer, "bin you evidently don't realise
oner hy tho Germans in Uie earlj that it is qulto, different from :._���
pnrt of the battle on the plateau of practice,"
Nancy. He persistently declined to give bit
During the lost few duys of AugustI captors any Information which might
tho German army, which had crossed | he useful to them, and wus thereupon
into France from Lorraine, advanced searched nnd placed In n tent lo sleep
tn Nancy und attempted to storm j with a guard at the entrance. Next
that part of the plateau in front of morning he was given no breakfast,
the stronghold.   The French force was ] but at midday he received something
greatly inferior In numbers in the
early stages of tne lighting, bu! had
somo batteries of tho much dreaded
75's. On the slope Immediately facing tlio German advance guard a
large number of old cannon, now almost obsolete were placed us u blind,
while the deadly lighter guns pounded away from a hidden position in the
Tl.e enemy were completely deceived, and for fifteen hours bombarded
tlie useless pieces, from which only a
few shots were fired. My travelling
companion was one of a small detachment in charge of the old guns.
While reccnnoltering somo distance
down the slope ho was surprised by a
Gorman scouting parly, and taken
Du.'lng the evening the Germans,
thinking that the batteries they hnd
been shelling all Say were silenced,
to eat, and was led to the headquarters of the genera) stair.
Here he again refused to answer
any questions, but it was hinted to
him that he would be given one more
chance before sentence was passed on
him. While lieing taken back to hla
lent between guards he was Jeered it
insulted by the soldiers. At olio
point a number Of German officers
wllh field glass were looking at a
hill .-.ome distance away, on which
could be seen a large force of cavalry.
"See," said one ef the officers, l
will show you something magnificent
Vou will he the firm Frenchman to
have seen the Kaiser since thi ���*_:
The prisoner took the proffered
Held gloss and saw that the uor_<_-
men were iu parade order, and that Ul
front of them waa a group of officers,
attempted   a cavalry   charge.    The most ot whom wore medals
French gu.mers In the rear waited
until they were ..bout 800 yards distant, nud the order was then passed
along the line, "At. 7,"o yur.ls���Fire!"
Nothing could be seen in tho dim
light, but the on-rush slackened,
A minute or two passed, and then
the order wus glwn, "At 000 yards���
by batteries��� Fire!" This time Ihe
horsemen   were  perceptibly   stopped
"N'nw," suld the owner 'it' the ..d-
glasses, "look a little fn the right."
The French lieutenant did so, uad
saw a solitary figure ou a tenon of
ground watching intently .he tight in
the distance.
"That, is he," said the German officer. "Now it you like you can stay
here and see us enter Nancy "
Hut tho Germans   did   not   ao__
and on a patch of ground lit up by j Nancy.    In  the  early hours    ot the
the moon could be seen musses heap-  morning the reinforcements for b itch
-.. \yi, and bore and there a riderless   tlie defenders were waiting had been
horse rising to its feet and dashing sent,  and  an   hour    afterwards   ma
away.   For tli. rest of the night there
been subjected to, for tlie ground was was
literally strewn with exploded shells.
"If all goes well we are going to
have a football match tomorrow, as
I have selected a team from our lot
to play the Borderers, who are always
swanking what they can do."
GERMANS    ESTABLISH    SCHOOLS *     Capturing Trade
  Tlie extent to which the subject of
Confidential Memorandum of Kaiser's  ways nnd means for capturing    the
Fc reign Office Reveals Efforts to       trade heretofore enjoyed by Germany
Extend Germanism Is occupying   the ..Mention of British
According to..'. memorandum on the interests and tho space of British
Garmail school system, issued by the newspapers must excite admiration
German foreign oftice as a secret aud from any source, no mutter how parti-
roilldetilinl papsr to consuls, it is snn. We referred two months ago to
stnted that "Germanizing" efforts ure thlB fact| uot.ng it as a matter of vital
most flourishing in Belgium ar.d Ron- interes; to all parties engafc3d iu war,
mania. Of the latter country it sayJ amj t0 DeutrJ nations as well that
lho effect of the schools is everywhere Great Britain apparently was direct-
apparent iu the widespread use of the ing as 1MC|, energy towards the main.
German language and Iho steady in- tenance and the expansion of her
crease of German  influences. lra,i��� aB toward the prosecution of the
Similar hopes i . entertained in ro- war.
gartl to South America. There are At a time n.],6I the war - as but a
six hundred German schools in Brazil, (e.v weeks 0i(], .. was scarcely a mat-
it says. In Chili, "the government and *er fer astonishment that Britain
the people are well disposed toward g^uld be fuming her energies' to-
riie German schools." ward trade problems to such aa ex
it. Argentine,., it says, the state of! tent. But now, with the war old, at
affairs is not wholly satisfactory to j least, in point of field operations,
lhe German foreign office, and Ihe j sieges, devastation and destruction, it
work of spreading Germanism so far canuot but arouse astonished admira-
has hnd little spirit in those purls of
lhe country, whe.-o patriotic and national feeling is making itself manifest. "The people prefer, it seems, o
be Argentines rather than be German
izeii," ilie report declares.
The "Cultured" Germans
"The  sights  I  have  teen     would
make a saint savage against   these
German  beasts,"   writes  an   English
man at the front.
In the knapsack of one German
soldier that we captured���he came
to ns begging for food���we found to
our horror a little child's hand, ln two
minutes after that, of course, be was
a dead man. The lieutenant shot
him himself, and tne German sliriek-
_ with fear wn.en we showed him
his jestial trophy.
We came another time on the body
of a poor old woman stripped bare
and wantonly mntl.ated ln a horrible
way. What possible motive for sucn
a deed could tho Germans have? 1
iisvo seen the mutilated jodles of
young girls lying on the ro,.dside, and
i i naked bodies of boys impaled on
"Once we came upon a drunken
orgy i Germans in a village, to their
utter surpruso. We could do nothing
for the wretched, women, who had
been brought together in a sort of
shed or open stable in the village
street, Directly we opened flro German cavalry came from all directions.
. haa apparently been getting
ready for an earl/ start. But I think
we avenged these weeping, tortured
women before we dashed on.
Five seconds later our road would
havo been barred, for a great tree-
trunk fell into tlie piace behind us as
we cleared the village. The picture of
that shed as our headlight snone full
upon it, for at most six seconds, ls
etched upon my brain.
There wero straggling, gasping women, witn only tattered remnants tf
clothing, boisterous cavalrymen cutting tho flesh of one poor girl with
their whips, while others were forcing
a handsome, dishevelled woman to
drink from a can, and several men
standing with their arms bound be-
hin-'. them, forced to look o:. at the
frightful spectacle. We must have
seemed to those brutal German blackguards a thunderbolt from  luaven."
otnpiete quiet.
Meanwhile my Informant was   led
3 tli   rear of the German lines,
and was closely questioned regarding
th. Prench positions,   Ho refused to
whole of .he nitacKing force nr_ra_
Turning round, the prisoner saw -iuu
tlie brilliant cavalry in parade order
were charging���with their hacks _
Nancy. The solitary figure ta .1*
right, was no longer there.
Modern Guns Readily Reduce Fortified  Cities
Formerly fortified cities were au
important feature for national defense, but tlie modern gunmaker lias
apparently radically changed conditions. Permanent fortifications consist of def insive works constructed hy
a nation to secure permanent possession of strategical positions of importance within the territory under its
control. These would generally In.
elude national capitals, great commercial and railway centres, harbors,
important bridges and mountain
passes, great concentration camps aud
depots of supplies.
Many European cities ure really
large forts surrounded by one or more
ilnes of smaller detached forts located at strategic points somo distance,
varying from live to til'teeu miles,
from the walls of the city, Paris, Bel-
fort, Strassburg or some of the mnny
examples of thia type. Other cities,
like Liege, are surrounded by one or
more Hues of de'-ched forts, while the
city itself is practically open or unfortified.
Earth embankments, stone und concrete walls and steel shields and turrets enter Into the construction of ihe
modern permanent fortifications. They
Amor.g This 1,000,000 Are 200.000 Old
Soldiers���Weakly Men Weeded
The hulk of Lord Kitchener's __w
army of 1,000,000 men now coming
into being will not, according to a_
expert military view, be ready for service in the field until next spring, but
owing to ��� the superior class of men
who have responded to the call their
training is progressing rapidly. Am iug
them, according to authoritative
circles, there are nearly 200,000 old
soldiers who have served in the British regular army fer perlids ranging
from seven to twelve years, and th ;ae
form an admirable stiffening for the
new recruits from civil life, whom
they assist in training. To this must
be added many men who have served
short periods in tlie volunteer forces
of the militia.
All weakly men among the new recruits have Leen rapidly weeded out
during the stiff training and most of
the men are developing into fine shots,
while their excellent physical condition will mako them a valuable addition to the vast allied army which will
be in the field next spring to recommence the campaign against Germany.
lolk.nd's claim to exclusive control
of the mouth of the Scheldt, threaten?
aro built in  times of peace, armed I ed by the German occupation of Ant-
Not Shot, But Kicked
On the lighter side ot lhe picture is
the following anecdote, which is cur
with the latest type of heavy guns,
and are supposed to embody the best
thoughts of tho strategic and of the
military engineer.
Our text books tell ns thnt "a position protected by permanent fortifications and proptriy garrisoned should
yield only afler a protected siege."
This wus quite true yesterday, but to-
verp, was formerly far more com-
t ehensive than at present. The
claim dates irom the blocsade of the
Scheldt, proclaimed by Alva In 1384,
which at one blow destroyed the
maritime power and _ealtn of Ant
werp. From being au act of war, the
blockade passed Into an iuternaiional
condition, embodied in a succession
day the grnmaker is turning out a I of treaties, whereby the Dutch were
new portable howitzer of wonderful j given entire control of tho navigation
power, which, If wc ean.trust the con-j of tl.e Scheldt. This right was cxer-
tents of receut war bulletins, is sound-1 cised to close the Scheldt absolutely,
ing the death knell of the permanent and thereby pre-ent all rivalry on ths
fortifications  of . odern  times. '��� part of Antwerp to the great Dutch
Long before the advent of the 11- ports of Amsterdam and otterdam.
Inch howitzer a number of military, Napoleon swept away the restriction
writers expressed strong doubts of, when he ^sited Antwerp ia 1803, and
the value "of permanent fortifications docks, ships, anl commerce sprang
as applied to large cities und great up again as by magic.
camps.   They argued, and cited many I ,	
Instances in support tnat a fortified Th permanent prohibition or vodka
city does not prevent an invasion of'in Russia is equivalent to a measure
tin    national  territory by n strong  In this country prohibiting the sale ot
rent, though its absolute truth is not I force sufficiei I; io invest tlie fort: led  spirits.    Vodka is  neither more  nor
vouched for: place and immobilize Us defenders���  less than whisky.   It was cnee rye-
On a recent otcasior. a British cav-| compelling theni to capitulate within a ' whisky, Just as Sco'ch and Irish whls-
alrv subaltern who was cut off fcpm comparatively short time���while he ky were ouce made from barley malt
his"men, hid in the edge of a wood by I proceeds uth th- main operations Nowadays it is made, like ordinary
a road.    It was not long before he  with the bulk of his troops. | whisky, with a patent still, the usual
on to find the British public at home
and in the colonies workin;. steadfastly and with no dlminuatlon of ardor to
take advantage o? the trade opportunities afforded by Germany's submersion in war.���Financial American.
saw an unsuspecting armed German
soldier patrolling the road. He could
have shot the man without warning,
but felt thut it would be akin to murder to kill him In cold blood. In order to instil a little ot the spirit of
combat, into the- affair, therefore, he
materials  being polatoes and maize.
Russia has demonstrated that she is i It does not matter a great deal what
not the Russia of the Japanese war. j material is used as grist in making a
Her soldiers fought well even then. | spirit if it is distilled with a patent
but her generals were either timid or still, which supplies practically pure
inefficient. But tlie battle of the Vis- alcohoL There seems to be no reason
tula hus proved ,h;-t Russian generals ��� in the nature of things why vodka
crept out of cover, ran up behind I naving retreated can advance. Mor..-, should be any more harmful or mora
the "Bosch," as onr allies would call j than this, the manner in which troops ' potent than whisky. It is of nbout ths
him, nnd gave him a ferocious kick. , have been moved, concentrated, sent I same alcoholic strength. But lt is
Instead of showing fight lhe startled I north und soulh to the decisive point, ��� usually drunk neat. The vodka shops
and pained German gave a yell and 1 proves Unit Russian high command i'i arc not public houses. Tbo spirit It
ran for dear life, leaving ihe subaltern ' skilful and possesses necessary re-' Sold in flasks for consumption off th*
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1915       |
Some of the Airier jianic candidates who are "going to show that i
printer and a couple of other fellows
who runs this town" should remember that talk is cheap, but
that it taKes more thau "hot air"
to make the mare go.
needy men  rather than pauperize
them by   doling   out  food.     The
scheme suggested appeals to us,
and we think it is  one that should
be acted upon without delay. Failing the board  of trade taking the '
matter up, it will be brought to the
attention of the city council  at an j
early   date.    While there are not j
many destitute persons  in Courte-1
nay at the present time,  there are
some who need  employmert very
This cry that the city will go to
the everlastingly bow-wows, or be
handed over to the Water Works
Company if Dan Kilpatrick is elected is all bally rot. If the council
were ever so inclined to give away
the franchise (and up to date no
one has asked for one) any agreement they will make will have to
be ratified by the people.
- �����_>-.	
The practice of putting a lot of
voters on the list at the last minute
by the means employed on Monday
last may not be good Sunday School
politics, but its "the game as she's
played" by both parties aud one
cannot kick if one side out-does
the other. This game was commenced the day incorporation was
granted to Courtenay by tome of
our candidates.
Judging from Dr. Crompton's remarks on Monday night, he has
had considerable experience in
juggling, and he was the only candidate to bring dirty linen to the
wash. His remarks about Messrs.
Boden, Creech, and Leighton, not
being likely to set the riyer afire,
showed that he had had considerable training in mud slinging.
What success he might have in a
political field remains to be found
_H **���*���
We are very sorry indeed to tee
politics entering into this, the first
election held in our nice little city,
but when you see all the Liberals
in town, with but one exception,
lined up on one side, the campaign
managed by a liberal manager, and
the notice hung out that no one
else reed apply, what are you going
to do? You've got to use a long-
haudled spoon when you sup with
the devil.
In a letter printed in The Review last week a writer called attention to the necessity of the government  finding   employment  for
Mr. Dan Kiipatrick, one of the
candidates for the office of mayor
for this year, has a very good platform upon which to base his claims,
we know it is good for the Herald,
the opposition paper, says it is. It
however, has one defect in the
Argus eye of the Herald man, who
cannot see how Dan can favor the
establishing of industries here when
he is also in favor of municipal
ownership of public utilities.
There's none so dense as those who
will not see. Dan Kilpatrick and
those who will be on his ticket, are
just as respectable citizens as those
who are casting slurs at them. Mr.
Kilpatrick employes about 6o men
when his mills are running full
time, and the pay roll of some
$6ooo monthly, is nearly all spent
with the business men in the district.
George Leighton, is another
business man who usually has a
pay roll of $300, every cent of
which is spent in town.
The pay roll of the Review has
been worth $300 per month to the
merchants of Courtenay during the
past two years.
Mr. W. G. Robertson, the druggist, is a successful business man,
although new to the district.
Mr. Edward Creech is an old-
timer aud a painter of repute.
Are these business men entitled
to be called names or looked upon
with disdain by upstarts? Not
much, When the poll closes next
Thursday night they will be at the
head of it. The town will not be
handed over to exploiters, all her
resources will be husbanded, and
the citizens can sleep easy, assured
that no "slick one" will call around
in the night and steal the town.
For Sale By Tender
A one-roomed cabin partly furnished
Also a quantity of dry stove wood, the
property of the late Samuel Henry
Davis, will be [recieved by tlie undersigned up to the 15th day of January,
Lowest or any tender not necessarily
Official Administrator
Dated this 31st day of December, 1914
General Merchant
Have You Begun the "New Year" Right ?
To begin the New Year right you will require to begin buying
from W- G. McKean, he sells for less.    See quotations below:
Coal Oil fl.80 per tin Braid's Beat Coffee 40c per 1 lb. tin
Canned Peas, ThiBtle Brand, lie per tin, not more than 6 tinB to a customer
Canned Tomatoes, Thistle Brand, 2 l-2s, 2 tins for 25c, not more than 6 tins to
one customer B, C, Milk, 20 oz. tin, lOo per tin
Cura Btarch, first quality, 10a pea pits. Mooneys Soda Biscuits in pails 30c
Gall Pars Mixed Piokles or Chow Chow, 90c per gallon
Old Dutch Cleanser, 10c per tin Lye, Wc per tin
Lunch Tongne, Australian packed, 45c per 1 lb tin
Wethys Mincemeat 10c per pkg. Heinz Mincemeat, in bulk, 20c per lbi
Above arc net prices, no discount
W. G. McKEAN    -    General Merchant
Once again we 'have reached
the Season that has been appropriated, by time honored
cu-tom, for the exchange of
friendly greetings.
To you and yours may this coming year be one of brightness and
gladness. May it bring to you
a full measure of happiness and
leave memories that will be
To our friends and customers we
wish to express the wish that the
cordial relations which have exited between us in the pas.
may continue
Funeral of S. J. Piercy
Mr. S. J. Piercy was born in
New Brunswick in the year 1855,
His parents came from the Old
Country and settled in N, B. in the
year 1837. There was a large
family of children, some of which still
live in the. east. In 1875 Mr. Piercy
came to Comox and settled on "Oak
Hill" farm, where he lived to his death.
He was a successful farmer and an
obliging neighbor, and took a deep interest in the welfare of the communitv.
Failing health compelled him, in company with Mrs. Piercy, to seek the
warmer climate of Caiifornia, but in
vain, for on Dec, 30th, he quietly passed
away in Los Angeles. His remains were
brought to, Comox for Interment, which
took place on Jan. 7th. In spite of the
very inclement weather a very large
company of people assembled at the
home oi the deceased, nnd the Courtenay
L. O. 1. of which Mr. Piercy was a
member, turned out in a body to pay
their last respect1; to their deceased Bro.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian church was
filled to overflowing by a congregation
which listened with wrapt attention to
the solemn and impressive service, conducted by Rev. Thos, Menzies, after
whicli the body was interred, with Mr.
Menzies officiating for the church, which
wns followed by the service of the Orange
He leaves to mount his loss, his widow
Mrs. Piercy, and five children, Mrs.
Annand,, Mrs. J. ��� W. McKenzie Jr.,
Matt, Ethel, and Edna, besides two
sisters living in N. B., a brother, Mr.
John Piercy, of Courtenay, two sisters,
Mrs. Jos. McPhee, of courtenay, and
Mrs. W. H, Grieve, of Sandwick.
Among those who attended the funeral
were Mr. Isaac Grieve, of Kamloops,
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Parkin, of Nanaimo,
and Mrs. Woodus of Oyster River.
Letter to The Editor
To The Editor,
Sir,���The bellowing of the cow
horn at the sole'mu season last week
was a fitting climax to its usual
strident jar in the daytime.���and I
pited the respectable residents of
Courtenay. Why waste so much
energy in noise? The mill whistle
is less obtrusive,
A Distant Hearer.
Bargains in Shirts and Fancy Vests
Loggie Bros.
Next Royal Bank Phone 34
Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!
A Genuine Bargain Sale       |
Lady's, Misses, Children's,  Boys'  and
Men's Shoes to go at Big Reductions
All New Stock
A fine line of Boys'and Men's Sweaters at cost price
Parkin Bros.
Telephone 4 SANDWICK
Up-to-Date and accurate
Maps showing the limits of
the newly incorporated area
of the City of Courtenay
Mill Street Courtenay
Barrister  and JSolicitor,  Notary Public
P, O. Box 209
Phone 24 Courtenay
Telephone M 92     COMOX, B. C.
General Blacksmiths
Solicit Yonr Patronage.   Careful Attention
Given to Hone* Feet
Plastering Contractor
Estimates Furnished   Work Guaranteed
First-Class Plumbing
Hot Water and Steamfitting
Jackson & Whittle
Phone 9 Courtenay
Great Millinery Sale
Must Clear
Hats from 50c. to $5
Abo Trimmings and Notions Overflow Meeting
Greets J. McPhee
The K, of P. hall was filled full
on Monday evening, the occasion
of Mr. McPhee's public meeting.
Mr. Wm Duncan was appointed
chairman, who announced that
after Mr. McPhee had spokeu each
candidate would have 20 minutes
in which to address the gathering,
and that any iju;stion_ to be asked
would have to bi put in writing
The various candidates were asked
tn H<e sens in front of the audience of which opportunity a
number availed themselves In
1 p ning his reinrks, Mr. McPhee
:��� id he was glad to -see so many of
the better class of citizens present
tu lluten to the discusslou of this,
tiic mosl Important question .that
has ever come before the citizens of
The question was whether the
public utilities vv .re to bs grabbed
In a lev private citizens, instead of
li/ the people.
I,-or the past two years the fight
had bien going on. He had been
requested to join the Water Co.
two ,. ; ago, and had declined,
Th'.' Water Co. was bouud to
have out iol of Courtenav if money
could get it, He hoped to see
Courteuay independent of.all capitalistic influences.
With regard to personal  fitness,
!'������ had licen a resident for a long
i had always takeu an
tin anything pertaining
ublie welfare; was the ist
t of the Agricultural
an active member of the
Institute, on the school-
it r.i any years; established
t'i. ���i I newspaper about so years
ago, which later removed to Cutn-
l'filand: was managing director,
ii _oa,i'ig the Comox Creamery,
and 'iad assisted in every way. Had
sold waierfroutagc at reasonable
prices forevery in lustry requiringit.
When the Comox Logging
aud Railway Company concluded
to put tlicir right of way through
Courtenay, he was the first to
make terms with them, while the
Sawmill people wanted $5000 for
the privilege to pass under their
water spout,
I placed this beautiful city of
Courtenay on the map. when it
was a green forest; had worked
hard along with the people who
came here to make it the nice place
it now is. Will we let the capitalists of Cumberland come here and
throttle our young city the same
as they had Cumberland, our poor
neighbour ?
With reference to Mr. Kilpat-
rick's platform; was not Electric
Light and Water rates taxation?
The average householder would
pay $15 per annum for electric
light and the same for water���instead of the $4.50 now taken by
the government.
If you put in Mr. Kilpatrick and
his friends you will have to pay 40
mills, aud that is what he is striving for to-day,
If I am elected and a bu ich of
Aldermen with me it will be our
endeavour to go on as now, and
make solid permanent advancement. High taxation will hit me
as hard as anyone else. My career
has beeu oue of service.���Serve
that I myself may be served. Both
my interests and my life work are
in Courteuay. If you elect me, we
will do our best for Courtenay. If
you put the other bunch in they
wid gobble the public utilities. I
could tell you the difference it
makes to Cumberland, I could tell
you the enormous profit made by
this company in Cumberland. I
can point to three outlays in
Courtenay that equal the cost of
installing a water works system.
There's more money in Electric
Light aud Water than iu anything else.
They say all sorts of things about
me I'm uot too old to know what
they are after.
My opponents don't want to
make a Joe McPhee town of this,
Do you think a Dan Kilpatrick
towu would b�� much of an improvement?
I am here soliciting your suffer-
ages as mayor, and if yon think
me qualified cast your ballot with
me, and if successful I will work
for the benefit of the town.
The chairman   then  announced
that any questions the audience
cared to ask would be answered if
thev were put in writing, and in
the meantime called upon the other
candidates to address the audience.
Mr. D, Kilpatrick declined toad-
dress the audience aud announced
that he would hold a meeting later.
N. H. Uoden thanked the chairman for the privilege of addressing
the meeting, and briefly stated that
he wns the nominee of no particular
clique, but of representative citizens, promised, if elected to give
his best efforts to the best interests
of Courtenay, and asked the suffrages of the voters.
Dr, Crompton spoke in favor of
Mr. McPh.e's candidacy, said Mr.
McPhee's platform was a big one.
Politics should be kept out of municipal politics He wasja conservative and would probably quarrel with
Mr, Mel'hte on almost any other
issue, Mr. McPhee had repeatedly
denied the fairy tales that had been
circulated about him, said the opposition candidates would never
set the river afire; said Mr. Kilpat-
I rick was at the bottom of his heart
a Company man. The Company
was the father, the mother, the
bailiff, and all,
. TTC was in favor of every voter
getting $ioo,  and  the candidates
I $50 extra, and thought all the city
should be doue by city resi-
Letter from Mrs. Watt
To Womens Institute
My Dear Friends,���It   seems  as   if   it ] haTe bean tj  our ramus on   Salsbury   Plain,
no  one could say | were In another age that I said goodbye *ud have ie��n many of oui'boys.  You will be
g'ad to  hear again   that their   health is very
Co., a prod, went on to say that if!
we go a little easy we can soon own
our own publi: utilities. If Mr.
Kilpatrick and his aldermen were
elected they would give away the
public utilities.
Mr.  E.  H-   Peterson, said the
platform we are standing on had
been very ably expounded by previous speakers
what the probable rate of taxation I to you all _nd came to other scenes to!K'au1t�� nwsgaio unw neaiwpavew
would  ba     The ward   sv_.m _���! trv to get back health and power to wor. *���""'. leaf,|,'han ,me >'er C0B> ba" tr" !'�� ��"���
would os.    ine warn system was       .   *���        , , r ���"-��� mures. The camps are on the breezy Downs,
a sore spot in manv places and he I tt_T    n   i, happened, such an the tont, have ���',      aB(1 hutlt ure buUdl���}
a __ic spui iu luuuYWiBces, _u_ aeUpheaval!   My  private grief has long evervwher    ""        "' ���
was opposed tO It, While 111 favor of   since been merged in the   perfect   mael-
municipal ownership, did not favor I strom of sorrow that has overtaken the
a do; in the manger policy, was a 1,'mi)ire_   Tllese  arc  indeed   dreadful
net; -
this V
C0H '
end ..
iok exception to  Mr.  Kilpat-
)yiug Chinamen erecting
;ver gets into the council
_ar will not have much of a
and uot a dollar's worth of
1 do it with, and expected the
il    :!1 be kicked out  at the
the year anyhow.
':'. ' he c .inclusion of his address
the Doctor told what he considered
a vi ry humorous story about three
roads leadiug.up a hill, and it didn't
make very much difference which
one you took they all led to Hell
anyway. [We trust the good doctor
aud his party do not land in the
"bad" place, but if _ its political
hell he's referring to, "hare's
Mr. Johnston received an ovation
upon arising to address the meeting. He had no intention of
coining out, but he had been requested by about 20 responsible
citizens to do so, and as he owned
about 11 acres of land, thought he
would. He read his platform,
which appears in another column
of this paper. If elected he would
endeavour to see that tbe city got
justice in. every respect. He dwelt
upon the importance of having
proper and efficient by-laws and
also favored the performance of
statute labor by those unable to
pay taxes.
Mr. W. H. Kirkwood said his
thoughts were pretty well expressed
in the platform of hit colleagues.
Thought there were other things
that might have been added.
Continuing he said if you have' not
got confidence in the mayor and
aldermen you elect, you shouid
not vote for them. My interests
are scattered throughout the city:
and thought the only thing the city
might be excused for going into
debt for would be for schools.
Mr, George Leighton said he had
not much to say, was not bound by
any company, clique, or anybody,
although some people had put him
in with some bunch or other. He
agreed with previous speakers that
taxes would have to be kept down.
Tuere would be no money for the
council to spend unwisely or extravagantly. If elected he would
do his best to legislate wisely for
the citizens-
Mr. Kerton announced that his
platform was low taxation, civic
ownership of all public utilities and
encouragement of industries. We
will have to do but little civic
work. When we are ready to put
in water if we go to the right
source will have plenty for light
also. Every city needs a payroll.
If elected will endeavor to serve to
the best of my ability.
J. W. McKenzie Jr., did not
think tbat the present rate of taxation would be enough. The main
highways would have to be repaired and some side streets built.
After giving the old Water Works
stro 1; �� uviTt.rof Mr. McPhee.
Mr. VV, 0. Robertson said he had
not put his 11 fn i t 1 any platform,
as he w is 1 1 ��� ,v mau, A lot of
petty li' ud been going the
round i i\ ich were useless and
served 11 1 purpose. The main
plank 0 1 .1 i platform was progress
for tlu present. lie suggested borrowing Jjaooo from the Government
with which to mike more improvements, for which the workers were
to receive the rate per hour as provided for by the Government.
Favored low taxat'on, and advised all candidates if they had any
axes to grind, to throw them away;
aud he would like to see politics
kept out of municipal affairs. If
elected would do his best for the
interests ot Conrtenay,
Dr. Millard asked some pertinent
questions which were teplied,to by
Mr. McPhee and Mr. Johnston,
some of which created amusement
for the ladies and gentlemen pre-
ent. The meeting closed with
singing the National Anthem.
More About Christmas
The Christmas box-Many and various
are the explanations given as to the beginning of this custom. It seems to
have had its rise in the early days of
Christianity in Rome.
Boxes, made of pottery, were placed
near the alters at christmastimes, and in
these boxes the people placed money
gifts, which were afterwards distributed
among the apprentices.
The custom spread and reached England, and under varying conditions it
has been kept up.
The day on which the gifts were made
became known as Boxing day, and
though the boxes have ceased, the name
The Turkey-It isf sad to say that turkeys have no connection with the celebration of Christmas. It happens that
December, in the natural order of hatch- i ���
ing aud rearing sees them at their prime.
So we roast them.   That's all.
The mistletoe-To find the origin of
kissing under the mistletoe we have to
turn to Scandinavian mythology, although the mistletoe under the Druids
in Britain, was greatly venerated, and I
efforts have been made to connect this :
and the kissing.
These are
lays, aud I know that vou arc sharing
lo the full in the common responsibility,
I have often pictured what oar meetings
must be like iiqw, everyone knitting for
our gallant Boldlera, and working out
plans for utilizing to the full the resources of our Province.    There will   be
00 sacrifice too great for our W. i'i, to
undertake in the defence nf tlie Empire,
Indeed, our activities are especially
suited for this period. The needs of the
Empire will be fulfilled by our exertions. What organization Is more fitted
for instance than ours, to deal with .he
food supply? It is our men folk who
pro lace th: supply. It is our women
who preserve it and use il to llle best
advantage, Our Women's Institutes
can besl leach this not only to Cauada
but to England.
Only the other day I was at a meeting
where it was announced that Belgian
women Irom the country district were
to form a colony in England to teach
how women could develop rural living,
how Ihey applied agricultual and domestic science principles, aud farm
women organizatlans to country life, and
make it profitable. When I was asked
to speak I pointed out that Belgian
women learned this from Cauada, and
were one of the first to recognize the
.alue of oar women,s Institute, There
was considerable applause, for Canada is
very dear to England today,
Iu the great period of reconstruction
after the war. agriculture will play a
great part, There will have to be production to make up for this [rightful
waste. Undoubtedly state aid and private capital will co-operate to develop
oar farming resources, and there will he
belter days for rural Canada, as for rural
England. Already here there is great
adtivlty along these lines. All sorts of
committees are at work, and it is pretty
', generally recognized that this is   one   of
1 llie first measures of importance  to be
j taken up all over the Empire.
I So I need not urge yon all to keep our
Institutes prosperous and. going, to continue the splendid work I know you are
all doing, and to keep iu   readiness   for
1 the great work that is to come.
j    It  has been   wonderful to  be  lier ��� tn spe
; England nt peace and wnr.    I have collected a
I great deal of material anl many  photos and
1 Icturas, and I hope I c'an have, a chance
wheu I yet back to tell y.ou all about it. Most
of all, 1 have been inr resHed by the pe feetly
Marvel-Si' work of the' women's organizations
There seems to be nothing English worn in
cannot undertake. Th-ir ability in meeting
the situation at the very beginning anJ deal-
with it, is as wonderful as the manner in
where. The mud is pretty bad, but no
one complained of that, or indeed of anything
else except that they all without exception
wanted to go to tho front, and with true Cau-
ddian indepe idenee ami gay unconcern, wanted to go wiicther they wero ready or not, I
understood from hea IqusrtON that c inipuient
was not couioleti. But neither you 11 >r I will
lament that our la s are not being rusbe I in.
There in, alas, time enough.
1 have beeu able to be of use to some of our
s.ddi'.s, havo got ho.pit.lity iu pretty _0g<
lish homes for some of them, different weekends, have wltteii letters for some busy one.
have shopped for others. And f want yon all
ti feel that the sons and husbands ofonx
m imbeH may ask in.' freely to do anything I
can for them So please let them have my
address, au appended. There are lots ,,f uther
I 'auadians heie who would like to nelp out our
boys if they know addresses of any, rialis-
bury Plain is so enormous that unless one
knows the exact address of a s ddiei, b.igade,
number,   everything i*. is im*
which they have carried it on.
Die day after war was declared, women
ware at work for the relief of distress, to set
men fre^ to enliet, to take cure of their wives
aud children. Ail honour to English women
I om writing just now 11 s >y that as many
of you will have near and dear ones in the
rank-t of our Canadian soldiers, it will be a
1.1 i ilege for me to see if there is anything I
' can do   for these, individually, over here.   I
The following prayer has been prepared by Rev.
F. Franklin-Watson and circulated in his Parish.
It has been greatly appreciated, and with the
author's permission we commend it to our readers
Parish of Comox with Cape Lazo
and the Isles
$raaer far Satin I0. luring % War
GOD, to Whose eternal love the needs and
perils of all Thy creatures are known, we
commend to Thy continual keeping, those who by
land, sea and air are serving their country in her
time of trial. We pray especially for all who are
known to us, and who have obeyed the call of duty
from this district, and also for others whose names
are unknown. Yet these and many thousands more
are known to Thee; therefore we pray for each oue
as if by name. Protect him and give him courage
when he is in danger; make him bold yet merciful
in fight; succour and restore him if he be wounded,
aud bring him home -aafely, if it be Thy Will, to
those who love him.
Let Thy blessing and protection also be upon
the doL-tors, nurses and clergy who minister to the
sufferers. Grant forgiveness and rest to the souls
of those who hate died for'their country's cause;
comfort and help the mourners, the anxious and
the needy ones at home.
Have mercy upon our wounded and sufiering
enemies as well as upon those to whom they are dear.
Bestow wisdom upon our leaders; grant good
sucess, we beseech Thee, to our army and fleet,
and to the forces of our Allies. And in Thine own
good ti_ie give to the nations a righteous and
unbroken peace.
All this we ask in the Name of Him Who is
the Prince of Peace and King of Kings, Jesus
Christ our Lord.   Amen.
company, ran.,
possible to find anyone,   So far, nearly everv
.- ddr 'ss ssnt nie is wrong.
I found that many of our boys had ao
(woollen mitts, mufflers, belts, etc .especially
frmi IV 0. _o I have been collecting and
making these It is pretty cold here and ia
I would .like 11 urge you all to write very
often to these lads, when they go to th��
front, many letters are lost, so you will just
hveto writs that many more. Keaiember
that camp temptations are hard to avoid.
There is little reere itiou after work i _ caoujh
we are trying to place halls everywh -rei am!
tile wretched puotic houses are near with light
aud warmth, and cheer, anil oeer at a penny
a glass. It is little wonder the so__rs drift
into them. And, oil! tlie harm it all does.
These a., fnl women drinking in the b_rs,
tempting our boys.
Do write to everyone you   know,   and   ���
point out that the honor of Canada is in
liis keeping, and that he can   fight   welt
only i[ he lias kept from drink and outer
things.    Mo doubt our boys right
I was assured that II. C "bore spte___
repute. But a gentle warning hurts no
one, and the longer it last-, the more
the need, And uo-write cheery let&ecs.
It is so easy here Lo be dej --'|,:. '���' Q
everything bright and ftmu] i our.
Forgive me if I have written toe, touch
on this, but my heart goes out to our
bid.', so many so young, and I cannot
bear t'.iat evil should come near them ���_
we can ward it off.
I have written so much that I cannot
say anything at length on the other
object of my letter���to tell yon what i
am doing over here for our Institutes.
That will have to be iu another tetter.
But have not been idle, as you will Anil
when I return. I have learned so much
that surely I ought to be of more use to
you all. I think 1 may say that the
Women's Institutes of B. C. ��re now
better known here than any other
women's society in Canada. Interviews
have appeared in papers, and I have
spoken in many parts of England.
Some organizations here, such as the
Mothers' Union, would, I think, like to
affiliate to us, ao we will be an Empire,
wide society in days to come.
I hope you will not feel that I am not
doing what I can to advance our niuraai
interests. The Vancouver Island Institutes may especially feel that not much
is being done. But if they will bear me
a few months longer, I will try to make
up for lost time in local matters, I am
iudeed anxious to resun.e my work,
which is no doubt a burden to someone
else just now. And indeed, we must all
look forward to fresh activity when the
day of peace dawns, and onr righteous
and chivalrous war is over.
* I am writing at a most critical moment,
in the days when, if invasion comes at
all, it may come at moment. But long
before you get this. I hope that danger
will have passed, as did the danger to
Paris, to Warsaw, to Calais.
I am going to live beside Mount Vernon
Hospital and Convalescent Home, which
is under Canadian doctors aud nurses,
and it will be my daily work to find out
ater from day to day what Canadians are
brought iu, we must alas ! face this possibility, and rest assured that if there are
soldiers from B. C. we will help pass the
time of couvalesence. We can trust in
our hoys to do as little harm to themselves as possible and as much to the enemy,
and most of the wounds are slight or
heal easily.
Please forgive the length of this letter
and please receive mv best wishes for
the year to come. It will bring a new
England and a new Empire, united,
prospero.is, purified. It is more than
ever, our glorious motto, ''For Home
and Country."
Madge Robertson Wat t
A New Game Law
A game game law that should
be passed by all the provinces, is
the following: "Bonk agents may
be shot between October i and
Sept, i; Spring poets from March
i till June i; Automobile Speed
Demons, from Jan. i to Jan, i;
Road Hogs from April 15 to April
15; Amateur hunters from September 1 to February 1; War Talkers
no closed season. Any man who
accepts a paper for two years, and
then when the bill is presented says
'I never ordered it,' may be killed
on sight, and shall be buried face
dowu ward in quicklime, so as to destroy the germs and prevent the
spread of the infection." THE   REVIEW,   COURTNEY,   B. C.
Engines i. all kinds, Boilers ot all
kinds plumbing Machinery,
Tanks, tfeavy Plate Work, etc.���
Write for prices.
TORONTO.      -      CANADA
In less than two years it will
be unlawful to buy or use
poisonous white phosphorous  matches
Everybody    should   begin
now to use
and thus ensure safety in
the home
A System That Simplifies Matters for
the Railroad Men
Like most other mysteries, that ot
handling the thousands of pieces of
luggage lhat come to u great railroad
station has a almple solution. It senilis
to lhe layman that there must be confusion when incoming trains dump
hundreds ol' trunks ami hand bags into the baggagi rooms for distribution
to all quartors ot the city, system,
whicli has com to play an important
part iu all bin im.'sa nowadays, has
made baggage handling a rather simple
matter tor tin- railroads, it is tho
use of a key number that does tho
Thavolers havo noticed Unit their
check number s run into six figures, if
they pay attention to tho figures on
their checks al all It is the third ol
Hose units, counting buck I'rom the
final number, that is the key la tb"
whole system of ilslnhiition. The ex-
I pressman who handles Un.' baggage for
I ils I unin' distribution bands into the
baggage agent his mass of collected
checks, all : orted on thut basis, and
the baggage In ndlers hustle the stuff
out with very littlo delay.
Suppose ho Ill's only a few checks
from an incoming local train. Thoy
may read 384741, 1184301, 384589, 384,-
735, 384812, :IS44_, 884622, :__!_:_��. :',84
7:m, :���._ 1747. :iS40">o and 384123. In each
ease the lirst. three figures ure identical���381. t'l.o lirst variation begins
witli tbe foiiitlr, or Hundreds, unit. By
means of this unit ,he separates his
checks���all lho 7's in one bunch, all
the 5's iu another, ami so on.
In tlie baggage room the trunks ami
bags are distributed as soon as received in ton apartments, each bearing a
unit number, from 0 to 9. That number invariably represents the hundreds unit ot the claimant's check. The
trunk with a 384643 cheek would goto
the samo ccm.artment as one numbered :I8"i54:! or 383543 or 12543 or
98754". The figure ", is the key figure, with the result that, there is never
any contusion or trouble in locating
the baggage desired, lt would be in
the compartment numbered 5.
This simple plan solves the mystery
as to the prompt location of a piece of
hand baggage when a passenger rolls
up to the baggage room door in a taxi
to get the place of luggage he has had
checked and has to wait but a moment
to obtain it. It is a very simple solution of the trouble that a few years
ago annoyed all travellers who had to
wait for baggage tn be transferred
from one terminal to another in tlieir
own conveyance..
A man wearing a worried look wont
Into a shop which advertised 11 pat .nt
I slug exterminator, and asked for a
hundredweight. The amazed assistant
1 plainly said:
"Certainly sir; but that quatitit.
' would be sufficient to destroy all tho
i slugs iu Suney."
''1 know Unit.' was the reply; "they
i are all iu m. garden."
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by  Cutter',  Blackleg  Pills.     Low-
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Western stockmen bocetub they protect    where    other    vaccina,    fail.
Wrlffl for booklet i.r,] testimonial*.
(O-dQM pkge. Blackleg Pills $1.00
SO-deu pkgo. Blackleg Pill,   4.00
TT��e any Iniector, lull Cutter's besl.
Tho sllparlnrUr of nut . product* Is ililft I') over 15
year,  of spri'lallxlitii In vaccine, and serum, only.
Insist on Cutter',.    If iniolitnlniibl'i. onler (tlrcrt,
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LItert ry Note
some men neve.:- think of reading a
booh until thoy run across it under a
lot. of rubbish wben the wife is packing up to move.
First .Mali1���Thai rich young feller
that's courtln' Miss Ethel is awful
Second Ditto- -What makes you
think   so?
First���Why, i heard hlni say to her:
"A penny for your thoughts,' and he
a millionaire, mind you.
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Gentlemen,���] have used MINARD'S
LINIMENT on my vessel and in mv
family for years, and for the every
day ills and accidents of life I consid
er it has no equal.
1 would not start on a voyage without it, if it cost a dollar a bottle.
Selir. "Storke,"St, Andre, Kamouraska
It W.s Lincoln's Knife
Lincoln was always ready to join in
a laugh at his own expense and used
lo tell the following story with intense
enjoyment: "In the days when I used
to be on the circuit 1 was accosted in
the cars by a stranger, who said, Excuse me, sir, but I have an article in
my possession which belongs to you,
'How is that?' I asked, considerably
astonished. The stranger took a jack-
knife from iiis pocket. 'This knife,
said he, 'was ;i''ceu> iu my hands some
yours ago wtiii tbe injunction that I
was lo keep it until I found a man
uglier Iiian myself. I havo carried it
fro'ii t:n t tlui' to tills. Allow me to
say. sir. that I think yon uro fairly
entitled to the property.' "���"Everyday Life of Abraham Lincoln.
"You persuaded your husband ta
join  a gloe  dub?"
"Yes," answered Mrs. Higgins;
"when he starts to sing at home I can
now adv.se him not tc tiro his voice,
and when he sings in the club I can't
hoar bim."
She���-I don't think you love me as
much as you u;ed to do!
He���What makes you think that,
She���You are not halt so foolish as
vou used to be
INeeded Airing
"What's the matter with you?" demanded Boron: hotly. "I've got a right
to air my opinions, haven't I?"
"Oh. of course," replied Brightly.
"They're so stale and musty they certainly need something of that sort."���
Philadelphia Press.
Dr. Lyman Abbott, the anti-suffragette, said at an anti-suffrage tea in
N��w York:
"Thoy call woman the weaker sex.
Y'et I have known more than one
woman to bend a man's will during
his life and break it after his death."
���Washington  Star.
Its Influence in the Mctllng Pot of the
Latin Races
South America is the melting pot ot
the Latin races, and the French Influence now seems to predominate over
thut ol' Spain. Italy is well represented, especially i l strong Argentina.
Brazil seems to be the most polyglot
of them all, for here the native Portuguese is mingled not only with the
Spanish and Kronen and English, but a
great deal of German. Ill llie south ot
Brazil IMI per cent, uf the people speak
German, and Portuguese is not always
enforced as ibe language even of Ibe
public schools.
The largo German colonies hero do
not affiliate with these people as they
do with Ibo Anglo-Saxon brothers ot
the north. They Hvo to themselves,
they retain thai own language, and
customs. In Chile, where, there are
many English, .00, tlie Germans direct
the education of the country. Buenos
Ayres is close to this Germanic group
in Southern Brazil and fools ils Influence, though Argentina seems the
most unified and progressive of the
republics In point of literary expression nnd cult ire.
French influence also is felt in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro itself was founded
as a refuge for French Huguenots
though they were afterward driven
back. In Paris today one hoars that a
youth is to emigrate to America, but
probably it is to Rio thai he is going.
There are many French immigrants,
and French is required in most of the
schools and is next to the native
tongue in importance in Northern
Brazil. Formerly in Brazil Spanish or
German always came next to French
The Revenge ot" Neglected Things
We may a.i well face the fact lhat so
long as wo and our children aro at
largo iu a community, we shall bo in
danger from all. the evils lhat ure
also at largo in thut community, and
though we may be able to exclud 1
from our homes the moth, the housefly, the agent and the burglar, we cannot exclude germs. They ride in ou
the trails of 011: gowns, Ihey are
tracked in on our shoes. Thoy conio in
food and drink, in washes, in clothing,
iu wares. They como by mesengeru
and carriers and servants, as do the
Influences of evil.
We need uot go to the slums if we
do not wish. They will come to us,
and, wreaking upon us the Revenge of
Neglected Things, thoy will avenge
lho poor.
Yel. it is uot vengeance tlie puor are
wauling. T'.ev only want help, and
thoy do not dream how much wo could
glvo theni, besides alms. Thoy sland
afar off, and look at us, beseeching
too timid to knock at our forbidding
portals. Hut the White Death, who
lias been their bed-follow, is not abashed by any grandeur, or stoppod by any
bar. Ho comes straight from tho filthy
hovel to our homes, and poors in upon
us through tbe windows, while wo
feast and laugh. IL pushes open the
door, and strides in, and Bitting down
at our vory fireside, looks into the
faces of our besl. beloved, so that thoy
cry out and die!
The revenge of I lie slums falls nol.
only upon the Individual, bul upon the
city, in all its interests and activities,
lt falls upon the city In losses ol!
lives and money, tuxes paid lor pauperism, for c 'title, for the cost of disease.
lt falls upon llie city organizations
that ignore tho slums, by the light of
their very ugliness and meanness,
which frightens renters and buyer:
from the neighborhood, and injures all
adjacent property,
It falls upon them, too, by breeding
a class of citizens that aro    a dead
weight to civic progress.
���u ,    It falls upon the business interests
but it is said that some of the states' \��i' killi"B or weakening valuable work-
' ing men, whose loss is felt in trait ic,
Vanishes Forever
Prompt Relief���Permanent Cure
fail.   Purely veget.
able- -act surely
but gently on
die liver.
Slop alter
cure indi-* __,^^^������,
eeslion ��� improve  the complexion���brighten
ilie eyes. Small Pill, Small Dose, Small Price
Genuine must Lear Signature
now require English as the third language and that Brazilians are proud of
their English.
and Headaches
Arising From Constipation, Cured and
Regular   Habits Established  by  Dr.
Chase'3 Kidney-Liver Pills.
In the we'-tern provinces, where so
many thousands live far from doctors
and drug stores, very many rely on
Dr. Chase's medicines to cure disease and maintain health and strength.
This letter gives some idea of what
perfect control Dr. Chase's Kidney-
Liver Pills exert over the most common ills of life.
Mrs. H. K, Hewer, farmer's wife,
Eastburg, Alta., writes: "For about
teu years I suffered from constipa
tion, indigestion, headache, ahd languid feelings Treatment from two
or three doctors, afforded only temporary relief, so I turned to Dr.
Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills, and with
most satisfactory results. Headaches
have disappeared, regular habits established and general health very
much better. Both my husband and
I can speak highly of Dr. Chase's
Kidney-Liver _ ills, as we have both
been greatly benefitted by them." One
pill a dose, 25c a box, 5 for $1.00, all
dealers, or Edmr.nson, Bates & Co.,
Limited, Toronto
trade and manufacture.
It falls upon the churches, by raising up those who defeat and defy
theni, by lowering the whole moral
tone of the community, and increasing
the resistance'to the powers of good.
These are the ways in which we are
scourged by the slums, and until we
learn our lesson, we must continue to
suffer as well as the poor.���Albion
Fellows llacti In Tho Survey.
Greatest Song Writers
The immortal quartette of song
writers are Goethe, Heine, Burns and
Beranger. of the four Burns is by far
the most popular. Goethe was at
heatr an "Olympian" and in all things
a critic; Heine was in his deepest soul
a pessimist and cynic; Beranger,
while much more human, was a little
bit too critical, while Burns, democratic to the core and of immense sympathy, threw himself into the common human lief of the world with a
whole heart and wrote the songs .that
will live and be loved while humanity
endures,���New York American.
Internal parasites in the shape of
worms in the stomach and bowels of
children sap llto'r vitality and retard
physical development. They keep tho
cliild in a constant stati of unrest and,
if not: attended to, endanger life, 'lhe
child can be spared much suffering
and the mother much anxiety by the
best worm remedy that can bo got,
Miller's Worm Powders, which aro
sure death to worms In any shape.
Safety en the Farm
Safety on the farm is as important,
as anywher. else. Many accidents
are caused by the careless handling
of machinery or by lack of proper iu
spection before machines are put into commission.
If an employer shows his interest
in the supplying of safety appliances
and in the education of his employees
in the taking of precautions to prevent
accidents, u will not be long before
definite results will be apparent all
along the line ot help from superintendent to apprentice.
To be consistent, the man who sits
back and expects that nature will replace the burued forest might also expect the supply men and the mechanics to replace, free of cost, that
which they had supplied or produced
and whicli, through carelessness, had
been destroyed by Are.
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A   Houl   Lov_r   Simulation
A rtli_!i;Mf_rv__H gom _nti_
__>. Innn mi i_.ta.t_ 11 ���.)..'<_
Hun. W_ aro irlvlnf _w_y
V_ _tcIt00 to 1 .on. unl. ut
i_>_iilii nil over Liio
world na _ hiuia
���ii. mtU.'mont. Now
ta your chanan to
<;_.._ 11 ona. Writ*
uow, an_01l_.11 *���">
Untl fnr ono of our
fi!.!il.'__ii1ii r.adlaa'
l_>.iif Guard i, nr
Hiiiim' All _rti, uttt
rim I nun 1 nia t.j near
with Mid . aUitt, which
will l>n _l_an Prat
dlit.,11 _al____ ar*
��uiitun('H!ii n��a xatr* _
���hould you Uka ad-
van!at;. or oar _n_r*al-
_��m offer. Wa axpact yon to tall your ln_i-la
l.l)ont ua and ihow them tlm baautltul wai_h.
Don't think thia offar too food to ba trim, but MM
as eontt to-day and lain a Vrw W_u_i. You
will l>o at.iiucd-WIM.UMti k LLOYD. Wholaula
Jo__ Her* lUtsyt AU), trj, Cu.u.altli Ituftd, loaJoit, M,
Could Hardly Live for Asthma.
Writes one man who after years of
suffering has found complete relief
through Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Asthma
Remedy. Now he knows how needless
has been his suffering. This matchless
remedy gives sure help to all afflicted
with asthma Inhaled as smoke or
vapor it brings the help so long need
ed. Every dealer has it or can got
it for you from his wholesaler.
An English tourist was recently
spending a holiday in Scotland wheu
he met an old native. The tourist
asked tho man how old he was.
"I am 100,'' said the man.
"I rather doubt lhat you will see another 100," tald the tourist.
"Aa dinna ken, mon," snid the old
man, "Aa'm stronger the noo than
when I started the lirst 100!"
Weight of a Gallon of Milk
"What  Is the standard weight for
sweet milk?"
A quart of milk weighs L'.iail pounds
and a gallon S.I112 pounds, or a quart
2,15 pounds and a gallon 8.6 pounds.
It is understood that the temperature
of the milk and the relative proportions of the butter fat and solids not
butter fat cause the weight of milk to
vary, but the weights stated above ure
those generally used.���Progressive
The Novelist Rebuked
The late George Alfred Townsond
(Oath) wus lunching in New Vork
one day when a novelist of the realist-
pessimist scliool began to growl about
Gulping Irs drink and bolting his
boiled beef and cabbage, the novelist
in a long harangue proved conclusively that marriage was a failure.
When he had finished Oath gazed
at him mildly and said:
"I tell you what it is, Ed.���when a
man thinks marriage is a failure it's
pretty Manuel certain that his wife
thinks so too."
Highest grade beans kept whole
and mealy by perfect baking,
retaining their full strength.
Flavored with delicious sauces.
They bar* no equal.
The Facile Mexican
In the opening paragraph ot one of
his best _stories Kipling wrote: "Lot it
be clearly understood that the Russian
is a delightful person till he tacks his
shirt in. As an oriental he is oharm-
ihg. lt is ouly when ho insists on being treated as the most easterly of
western peoples that he becomes a
radical anoi laly, extremely difficult
to handle. The host never knows
which side of his nature is going to
turn up next" There is a somewhat
similar difficulty with the Mexican.
He eau be charming, but one never
knows whether he is the most north,
ern souther! er or the most southern
northerner, and he can change from
one to the other with a facility that i��
almost genius.���Philadelphia Ledger.
"Hips are coming in again."
"Hurray!    Now mother  eau com*
back from Europe."���Judge.
of the bowels is an absolute necessity for good health. Unless the
waste matter from the food which
collects there is got rid of at least
once a day, it decays and poisons the
whole body, causing biliousness, indigestion and sick headaches. Salts
and other harsh mineral purgatives
irritate the delicate lining of the
bowels. Dr. Morse's Indian Root
Pills���entirely vegetable���regulate
the bowels effectively without weak*
ening, sickening or griping.   Use
Dr. Morse's   **
Indian Root Pills
"Didn't I tell you the last time you
wero here," taid the magistrate sternly to the prisoner who had been celebrating not wisely but too well, "thai
4-1 never wanted you to come before me
"Yes. sir.' replied the prisoner, "but
I couldn't make t'.ie policeman believe
it."���London Opinion.
"My work,' remarked the bald-headed dentist, "Is so painless that inpatients often fall asle?p in the chair
while I am operating."
''Huh, that's nothing." retorted his
rival. "My patients nearly all insist
on having tholr pictures taken while
I am at work, In order to catch the
expression o: delight on their faces."
���Tlt-B Its.
And S:rength to Perform It
A person in ^ood health is likely to
have a genial disposition, ambition
and enjoy work.
On the otl.e' hand, if the dlgestiva
organs have been upset by wrong
food, work becomes drudgery.
"Until recently," writes a western
girl, "1 was a railroad stenographer,
which means full work every day.
"Like many other girls alone in a
large city, 1 'ived ut a boarding house.
For breakfast it was mush, greasy
meat, soggy cakes, black coffee, etc.
"After a _w months of this diet I
used to feel sleepy uud heavy In the
mornings. My work seeme_ a terrible
effort, and I thought the work was to
blame���too arduous.
"At home 1 had heard my father
speak of a young fellow who went long
distances in Ihe cold on Grape-Nuta
and cream and nothing more for breakfast.
"1 concluded if it would tide him
over a morning's heavy work, it might
help me, so on my way home one night.
1 bought a package aud next morning
I liad Grape-Nuts and milk for breakfast.
"I stuck to Grape-Nuts, and in lea*
than two weeks I noticed Improvement. I remember I used to wall; the
1^ blocks to busines.- aud knew how
good it was : Imply to live.
"As to my work���well, did you ever
feel the delight of having congenial
work and the strength to perform it?
That's how I felt, I truly believe
there's life and vigor iu every graiu Of
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Co., Windsor, Out. Read "The Road to
Wellville," in pkgs. "There's a Reason."
Ever read the above letter? A new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine, true, and full of human
Interest. f
ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager JOHN AIRD, Ant Central
CAPITAL, $15,000,000    RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is given to every account. Small accounts
are welcomed.   Accounts may be opened and operated by mail
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, with*
_rawali to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. Ul
C. BROCK, Acting Manager, Courtenay and Comox Branches
Comox branch open on Tuesdays, from 11 to 3
Letter to the Editor
Dear Sir,
At the meeting called for the
purpose of boosting the McPhee
propaganda on Monday evening
last, I noticed that all the noise
and applause came from relatives
and employees of the speaker, who
announced himself a candidate for
He fired his first big gun at the
elector who came iu plaiti clothes,
and probably a none too full
stomach, by saying he was glad to
see so many cf the "better class"
in attendance. He then patted
himself ou the back aud told hit
hearers that he had been first president of the Agricultural Society,
had given ground for tha first
school and newspaper office, had
been the moving spirit in establishing the Creamery, and had induced
the Comox Logging Company to
build its road through the town.
He said he had fought the Electric
and Water Works Company tooth
and nail, and that he was going to
run the town according to his ideas
of Municipal Government. This
oratory, which at times reached
high altitudes, consumed about an
hour, and greatly delighted his
supporters, who were herded in one
side of the hall for the purpose of
furnishing tbe noise for the fire and
smoke of his "big guns."
Now, Mr. Editor' let me inform
you of some of the things Mr, McPhee has done and has not done
for the good of the community,
He did not, as he said ha had,
establish the first business in Courtenay. That was established by
the late Mr. Pidcock who built tbe
first saw mill here on the site now
owned by Mr. Kilpatrick, He
secured by some means, t _e site of
the south tide of this town, and
subdivided about 30 acres ot it, and
thereby made himself the first real
estate speculator of Courtenay,
Beyond erecting a building for a
general store and hotel, which he
did not have sufficient faith in the
town to begi 1 until after the enter-1
town on a growing basis, he has
done little else iu building other
than the erection of some houses
which lie rented to Chinese.
How he gave the laud for the
first school ..ile. and later demanded
it back, ns records in the Educational department will show. Ir
the meantime the school-board has
purchased a new shcool grounds
from him ac a cost of $500, which
the 'ate payers ha^ e since paid for.
He takes credit for establishing the
Creamery. The truth of the matter is that the Government gave
$1500, the Hon. Jas Dunsmuir
took half the stock of the Company
in cash, and the residents of Cumberland and Comox. the balance
required. All Mr, McPhee did
was to buy the equipment, which
even at that time was antiquated
and not capable of making butter
at the smallest cost of labor, A
Vancouver firm palmed off a lot of
old creamery goods on him and the
directors have since substituted
modern appliances.
He tells you that he induced the
Comox Logging Go, to build its
road where it is now situated.
That is not so, The Logging Co.
first endeavored to get E, & N.
Ry. to have their logs taken to
salt water, but were net successful.
They put the road where it is now,
because that was the cheapest,
way. To have gone higher up
and to the south would have meant
the construction of a very expensive bridge and trestle work which
at that time they were not prepared
to undertake. The facts of the
matter as told me by one of the
principal officials of the Co. are
that they had to give Mr. McPhee
a fat price for the right of way
through his land, and that they
were unable to make any reasonable deal with him for the establishment of their headquarters in this
town, Later on, when the ri _ht
of way prices were considered by
the Arbitration Board, he gave all
the evidence he could against the
Company, even going so far as to
swear that bush land was worth
prising citizens  had   started   the' over $100 per acre, and   that  the
Now _ the time to prepare for next year's harvest ;
Your 1 arvest will be bigger, better next year if
you put in more time on the farm. Dnve a Ford���
and reduce from a matter of hours to a matter of
minutes, time spent in those necessary trips to
town during the busy season. Seventeen thousand Canadian farmers drive the Ford because it's
a time-saver���money-saver���and pleasure-giver.
Ford Touring Car $590. Ford Runabout $540. Ford
Coupelet j__0.   Ford Sedan $1150.   Ford Town Car $840
(AU oars sold fully equipped f. 0. b. Ford, Ont.)
Buyers of thoso practical cars will share ln profits If we sell
80,000 new Ford cars botween August 1, Wis and August 1,1915
K, O. EMDE     ���     COUKTENAY '
Company was of no material benefit to the towu and district.
He didn't tell his hearers what
excellent commodation he gave the
public in the form of a packing-
box in the old ware-house, where
a man had to walk ont backwards
before he could turn around,
He tells you he has always served
the public. He doesn't sa/ what
price the public had to pay for it���
usually 50 to 100 per cent, above
cost. As a director of the Pulp &
Paper Co., which has long since
gone bankrupt, he lent his influence
to the soliciting agents, one of
whom was his able son Wallace, to
secure the sale of stock to residents
of this district. Some of those who
bought the stock put their last dollar into the Co., and have had to
do the hardest kind of day work to
maintain themselves.
Again he was instrumental in
inducing the farmers to bond their
coal measures to the Vancouver
Prospecting Co., a bunch of green
goods speculators who had neither
money, nor experience in coal development, but who were clever
-���nougli to mulct the unsuspecting
firmer inlo legal cost to the tune
of about $200 each.
As an aspirant for po'i V 1 onors
he had beeu equally un uccessful.
He does not tell you .1 is write-up
iu the Herald that 1 e was twice defeated when soliciting the sufferages
of the electors for a seat in the
Provincial Legislature.
With all his eloquence, it will
take more than his statement to
make the people believe that be
has worked for anyones welfa-e
but his own. He antagonised the
Dunsmuir Colliery Co., as long as
it did business in this district aud
has still carried on the warfare
against the present holding Company, who paid their good money
tor the former's property. He has
also bucked the Logging Co., and
has earned their utter contempt
for him and his associates.
So long as everything concerning
the town and district was done in
the McPhee way it met with the
approval of Mr. McPhee and his
clique, If done any other way it
was to be consigned to the bowwows.
Now in view of Mr. McPhee's
record at a business and public man
does it justify the electors tendering to him the highest position in
the gift of the people ? Decidedly
not. He may have other claims to
the position such as long residence,
family plums, dislike of his competitors and jealously of other business and professional men, but
these will not weigh with an electorate who want a sound business
man at the helm of their municipal
ship on its first voyage on the sea
of incorporation.
     ������_���_>�����._    _���	
Card of Thanks
Mrs. Samuel Piercy an _ family desire to
sincerely thank their many friends and acquaintances for their kind sympathy and help
miring their recent bereavement in the loss of
the late Samuel Piercy.
Mrs. S. Piercy and Family,
Sandwick, January 8,1916-
NOTICE is heieby given that the
Registration of Voters at the forthcoming ffirst Municipal Election will
closejon Monday next, January 4th, 1915,
After that date no statutory declarations can be received, or vote registered, but the voters' list will remain
open for inspection and (if necessary)
revision, until 12 o'clock noon, of January 9th.
A Voter's qualification! at the first
election are that he (or she) shall be a
British Subject, twenty-one years of age,
and the owner of real property (not
necessarily registered) within the incorporated area of the value of at least $100,
Furthermore, he (or she) must have resided within the Incorporated area since
June 29th last, and must have applied to
the Returning Officer for registration before the closing of the list and have had
his (or her) name placed thereon.
Applicants for registration must make
a statutory declaration as to their qualifications, and must be prepared to furnish
proof of such qualifications. A description of the real property on which the
applicant wishes to qualify must be
given, and docmnentry proof of ownership produced.
The Voters List and declarations will
be open to inspection by any person
within legal hours at the Road Superintendent's Office, which will remain the
place of registration until the closing of
the list on January 4th.
Declaration forms and any further information required can be had at the
place of registration.
Returning Officer
Courtenay, B. C, Dec. 30, 1914,
Men This Is Your
20J�� Discount
Hobberlin  Tailored To Measure
Suits and Overcoats
Special  December Selling  Only-
Sole Agent*
Comox    Co-Operative   Society
Dealers in all kinds of Meats,
Butter, Eggs and Farmer's
Produce, Cooked Meats a
Specialty. We sell only the
best. Prices are always low
and satisfactory. We pay
best prices for produce
Phone No. 2
who really desire to make their wives happy
this Christmas and save them an incalculable
amount of labor and wory now and in the years
to come will have no hesitation in making them
a present of the " Greatest Labor-saving Device"
that ever entered the home,
An Electric Iron
We have a very limited number of irons in stock
so avoid disappointment by placing your order
early.   We guarantee these irons for ten years,
and our selling price is only $3.25.
The Courtenay Electric Light, Heat & Power Co.
Phone 35 ot 65 Office Mill Street
Palaee Live, y
Horses and Buggies for
Terms cash.
We also
attend to wood hauling
PhoM a j
Public Meeting wilt be held at
8 0. clock in the
Knights of Pythias Hall
Tuesday, Jan'y 12
At which the undersigned wil^
express his views on matters
pertaining to the forthcoming
Civic Elections
All other candidates for Mayoralty
and Aldermanic Honors are cordially invited to attend and express
their views on civic matters
Candidate for Mayor
The Watson Ranch
Lot 180, Comox District
Tenders to rent the above ranch
for one, tw_ or three years may be
sent to us on or before Thursday
next, the 1 uii mst.
Phone 10 COUR1 KN A \
To Bake
Not to Bake?
The former is really unnecessary when Bread from the
Courtenay Bakery is available
andby reason ofquality has so
many votaries. Get the A B
habit and satisfaction
W. Aitken    ���
Opposite new PrcSl . term i Cii
Review want ads pay, try one THE    REVIEW,   COURTNEY,   B. C.
T. Meade
Win),   Lock   _   Co.,   Limited
London,  Melbourne  and Toronto
Vleunwhlle, Mr. Sunningley, feeling
by no nn,ins comfortable, weni to liis
otfli i in tlin elty. There, be bad u
long conversation with Mr, Parkes,
uud mill liiiii ihm although lie was
ungnglng n fresh chaperon for Barbara, he ��:is Cooling Intensely nervous aboul ber, While till.' conversation was going on, one ol the ilerlcs
mil said ;i ger, 'oman pa_
wlshod to see .��". Sunuing-
i same lime putting tlio gmi-
���ard inlo the lawyer's hands,
in tbink of It!" exclaimed
lis face brightening up.
person   than   llalph
came in
li >. at 11
"It's   no  le
Osborne! We haven't seen him for
mouths, show the gentleman In at
once, will you, Stevens?"
The clerli withdrew, ami the next
moment, a young man with a particularly bright and keen face was
shown inlo the room, lie shook hands
'heartily with tlio two old gentlemen,
sat down in a chair, and began to rein!.' a few of his experiences.
"I hope you didn't think I had forgotten all about yon," he suid. "I have
been round the world, and have got
a great deal of enjoyment out of it.
But now 1 have come back to work
1. was wondering if you would give m��
h post in your office; 1 do not mind
how small, nor do 1 need to earn
money. 1 have been left a very large
foriune by my dear father���tho Admiral; and my uncle, Deau Chance,
will also, 1 have uo doubt, help me hy
and by. The question of money neod
not come into thl. ..rrangement. 1
simply want to work. You know 1
have studied law, and if you think I
am any good, I should he delighted
to help yon."
Oood! My dear boy, good! Why,
you are the very person we want,"
..-.iii Sunningley; "with your experience, your youth���your zeal."
"My dear sir," exclaimed the young
man, fixing liis eyes on the lawyer's
fire, "yor look upset about something."
I  .in. Hnlph, su 1 am. I am
anxious    about      Barbara
"And so
"I cm
nee bee
s   sake
line very white.
niioui Barbara
in a low voice,
do  not  lell me
ihero  is    anything  wrong with
ber.    Tl veiling before I left Woth-
ington-on-lhe-Hill l weni to Barbara
and asked ber to oe my wife. Sbo is
iho onl. girl l have ever loved. She
.owledgcd thai she lov id me, but
said t _ -he would never, never mar-
i'. wlnl ��� lier I'lilbi r livod. I saw an
acccunl i Hn dear Rector's death iu
a:. Hug ��� li paper when I was iu
I'gamin, nnd hurried homo at once to
mj darling. Siie may buve left the
Iteetory; so I have come lo you, to
ynu for lie address.''
"My boy, my dear boy," said Sunningley, "wlinl you say relieves my
worst fears, am! Barbara is not far
o ., she is with me, she is my adopted child until you claim her, Hulp! ;
and the sooner the better; yes, under the circumstances, tlie sooner the
"What circumstances, my dear
"She Is followed, Ralph, followed.
Oli! I cannot go into such a long
story now. Will you help me and keep
tho child out of danger hy being her
chaperon for the present, 1 believe
she has engaged the services of au
old governess of hers���a .\Mss Lacy���
but she wants a slc.ig man llko yourself, Ralph. Oh! wha: a providence
that you have come hack in the nick
of time."
"i'oii km) , tlint I will do all I eau
for Barbara; but give mi' some outline of this mys.i ty, Cousin Horace."
'I will do whal 1 can. Have you
... i- heard of Mrs, Chance?"
Tic color rushed Inlo ths young
man's face.
"1 havo I ul li heard of lior cud seen
!n I'," n plied Osborne, in u subdue:!,
.in.'ioiis voice, BS though ho wen' try-
in- to conceal something, "Bul thai
....   J Bl rs   ago,   and   tbe   poor   woman
uu   long I n dead.''
"My dei r Ralph, bow little vou
know-bow little Barbara knew until
after her fnthor's death' she, too,
was  under  lhe  impression    thai   her
mother was dead, for Humphrey
k'lmi ce, poor fallow told her so. Once,
In n in om n. of confldance, he gave
me .in inkling of tno truth, Ini beyond the fact thnt the woman was
a li \. I knew few particulars. I wanted
Cbnuco lo loll his child the truth, but
ho would nol hear of it. Then, what
happened? The poor man evidently
get an awful letter from this tearful
and designing woman; poor little Barbara .Innocently brought It. to him, and
when he read it the shock ��� as undoubtedly lerr'ble, Vou know lie was
an old-looking man for liis years. No
oue will evar know now what that letter contained, for Chance destroyed
!t,   Barbara, coming in a quarter nf
an hour Inter, wltb flowers from thr
garden, found the charred remains of
ii letter In tha grate and hor father
stretched oul on tlio rug in front, of
the lire, lie was at firsi quite uncoh-
scions, and had struck his temple in a
Fatal pnrt. on one of the sharp prongs
of tho fender. He revived just before
ien 111 and gave Barbara a mocsago of
some sort.   We Imagined thnt she wa
fairly   .uii  provided   for,    but   ahe
found liiih'.on in a .upboard In a wall
of  the   library,   n   small  black     box,
| which contained  terrible particulars,
l quite  plain   to   us,   Ralph,    but     I'm
��� thankful to say, nol plain to Barbara,
| The iimin thing,  however,  was  that
all the money which was to keep the
J lioor   child   was   tu   lie   sent   to   tier
. mother.    The  mother  was  not  dead.
; Tbe object in sending the woman the
money  was  to  keep her away  fron
Osborne ill ade no reply except wiih
Ills eves, fhieli looked Stfl'll UUd terrible.'
"1 did uoi tbink," continued  Sun-
I ningley, "thai the woman was in L,on-
] iimi;  but now   I am under tile impression   that   sbe   Is.   and   that   she   is
i watching   little   Barbara   and   biding
[her lime,   she followed the child the
oilier day  as  she  was  walking  with
my    housekeeper     from     Vauxhall
Bridge Uoad to Dean's Vard."
"But what bad Barbara to do with
Vauxhall Bridge Road?" asked Osborne, Impatiently. "1 know tha sort
of place it is, it is whal I should explain as an unlikely and Improper
place for a young girl like Barbara
Chance to be seen In."
"Nevertheless, my dear fellow, Barbara Chance, by the mercy of tlotl,
met an angel in Unit unlikely place.
An angel, no less, llalph. She saved
her from���from what 1 cannot speak
of. She did it without hope or thought
of reward, just because of her good,
loving heart. I tell you what, Ralph,
I mean to leave _Irs. Russell a legacy
ln my will, and 1 shall provide for her
"But what is happening now?" said
Osborne, his tone full of impatience.
"I must tell you, Ralph, I must tell
you all. Barbara is the best lit tlo
girl on earth, but she is proud of the
proud, and will not take anything
for nothing. So in order to induce
her to eome and live with me, her
own cousin, 1 had to dissemble���yes,
Ralph, I, In my old age���past sixty,
my boy, stooped to downright falsehood. 1 told the child that she was
coming to me by lier father's express
wish. That clinched the matter. You
must ho carafu] not to deceive her,
"Trust me," said Osborne.
"And now," continued Sunningley,
"the next best thing ls for you to
c_me'" home with me to dinner and
meet your little girl."
"Thank you, sir.    God bless you,"'
said Osborne,   tie took out his watch
and looked at the hour with a sigh of
impatience;   Sunningley    could  not
help smiling.
"Dinner hour won't he long coming
round, old man," he said, "and it is
really wisest under the circumstances
that f should take you to see Barbara; besides, at present she is out;
Mrs. Gray was going to take her to
Richmond to havo tea on the terrace."
Accordingly, Ralph Osborne curbed
bis Impatience as best he could. He
called for the lawyer, sharp at half-
past, six, and they went to the house
in Dean's Yard a little before seven
o'idoek. Barbara's custom was always to wait iu (lie drawing room for
Unele Horace. She looked round tlie
room on this occasion to see that the
dowers wero fresn, that the piano
stood Invitingly open, that the fire
was bright and blazing up the chimney, and lhat the electric light was
just as soft and pleasant as light
could he. She heard the click of tlio
latch-key in tlie door, she heard Sunningley's stop, somewhat slow nnd
dragging, but who had eome with
him? AVhat other step was that, so
strong, so light, so buoyant'.'
The girl's heart began to beat with
au amazed joy aud fear���a mingling
of tho two whicli whs impossible to
describe. Oh, Ralph was far, far
away! and yet no one else in all the
world walked quite like Ralph. She
felt she could not bear to see his
double. She clasped her hands on her
breast with a piteous attitude and approached the door, lt was���lt wasn't
���it was���It was	
"Barbara!" said that deep, true
voice. Her litllo face grew crimson,
then white as death. Sunningley dia-
creetly withdrew.
"Delay dinner for live minutes," he
said   to bis  housekeeper.
When the dii"- was closed and the
two found themselves alone and together, Ralph Osborne clasped his beloved little girl in liis breast.
"Oh, darling!" she snld, with u sob
of joy, Then gently anil liriuly she
disengaged those strong arms; she
Stood a little awuy from him.
"llalph, you have come hack; you
know what ynu nre in me and what
I am in you, imi make mo u promise,
Uiy��� my darling."
"Anything, sweetheart, if only you
�� ill marry me."
"It is just that," suid Barbara, "Wo
must not. even talk of marriage, al-
tbough we can be the host ot dear
friends, iiutll father has been"���a sob
rose lo her throat--"six months in
his grave. I could not bear it sooner,
Ralph, 1 eoudl not���could ot bear l.
But we can be dear friends���the
greatest friends in the world, If only
you will agree,"
"I must, my dearest, if It Is your
wish; but it is a curious compact,
for I long tu keep you safe and happy,
my little girl,"
W. '.. U. 1029
All bave been uwii'
seem to bave
looking gentleman! .Mrs. Russell wns
beside herself with excitement. Had
She not guessed, had sho nol guessed'.'
And when the snld gentleman shook
her hand and thanked her, as only he
kuew how, she was quite overcome
with excitement.
"The darlin', lhe darlin'!" she kepi
Hut alas! perhaps it is good for us,
or it would not he, but certain ll is
that it is not tbe lot of human beings
ln this world to have joy without thai
grim and strange compound culled
sorrow mjxod with if.
All was going very well with Barbara. The strange woman, to :tll appearances, never troubled her again;
nevertheless, trouble was at bund.
There enme a dark day, towards (he
very end of February, when a thick
fog enveloped London. The carriage
had been sent as usual for Miss Lacy,
but Barbara did not expect her until
ten o'clock. Miss Lacy, Barbara, and
Osborne intended to spend the day at
Windsor, hoping to get nway from
the thick, evil-smelling fog. Barbara
was up iu her own sweet little sitting
room; the pretty clock on tbe mantelpiece struck nine; a servant was in
tho room dusting and puttings tilings
In order. Suddenly there came a ring
at the front door bell. Mrs. Cray was
busy on housekeeping intent in the
distant kitchens. The girl, who was
dusting Barbara's room, ran down lo
answer the bell. Her name was
Flora, and she adored Miss Barbara.
She came hack now with a long lace.
"A message has come for yon, Aliss,
from Mrs. Russell. She wants you to
put on your hat. and jacket and go immediately to see Miss Oelavia Hens-
lowe; tho poor lady has been taken
most seriously ill and tho doctor says
that if she does not seo you, miss,
he cannot answer for the consequences, She has been crying out for
you the whole night long."
i To he Continued i
Island  of  Cyprus
Cyprus, which has been annexed' hy
Great Britain, is the third largest island In the Levant. It has a length
of 140 miles and an average breadth
of 45, the total area being 3,!i84 square
m.les. Cyprus has been a protectorate of Groat Britain since IS7R, much
as Egypt has been controlled by the
Britisli, although both in reality belonged to Turkey. This is not the
llrst time that Cyprus conies definitely and distinctly under British control, Richard I. having conquered it
on his way east when on tlie Third
Crusade. From 1570 and three centuries thereafter, or up till 187X, Cyprus was under Turkish rule, and was
forced to endure all lhe usual forms
of Turkish misrule and cruelty. Since
1878, it has been admlMstereu
through the British colonial office by
means of an arrangement made with
Turkey in that year. The government
is carried out by a high commissioner, assisted by executive and legislative councils.
The island of Cyprus hnd a population in 1901 of .37,022, consisting
largely of Greeks and Turks, Aboui
twenty-two per cent, of the island adhere to the Mohammedan religion.
Tho island produces tlie usual Mediterranean truits, wines, tobacco, silk,
sponges, some grain and i considerable amount of mineral wealth. The
capital is Nicosia, which is located in
the Interior, the two chief ports being Llmasol nnd Lurnaeu. Now lhat
Cyprus Is a definite part of lho British
empire, It. Is only to be expected that
a more vigorous policy in connection
with the development of the island'.i
resources und tha cultivation of its
commerce will be proceeded with, The
Island Is un important possession, as
it commands the Levant.���Montreal
journal of Commerce.
All seemed now to go well for Barbara Chance; her lover had returned,
she wus safe ju the luxurious home of
lier dear Uncle Horace, she was petted and fussed over aud loved. Miss
Lucy and Osborne took hor day after
day for pleasant execurslons; she
saw London properly for tho llrst
time. Osborno could explain the old
history to tbis most charming and
intelligent pupil; sho had her own
way, too, with regard to .Miss Octavia,
and wont to seo her afler the week
was up, accompanied by Osborne, who
wai always waiting for her on tho
stops when sho lefi tlie house. Such
! a  gallant  lever!    Such    u  splendid-
Highly  Qualified   Men  Sent Sroadc.-ist
Over  World  to  Gather  Useful
Infar  lation
Very griive considerations arc   ut-'
tacked to the question of German os-
plonage In Britain,   All countries spy.
tl is merely a neuter of whether ii Is
done well or not.    i tu German spy is;
ibe widest spread form of tlto evil ex.
ist tag n Kuropi
Of no disease, hut mil:
found tbe remed*.
Since tli. utbre; lc of tlie war the
severest restrictions have been lakon
to obviate tlm leakage of news, censors closely Investigate every des-
; uicii from whatever source,telephone
conversations in foreign languages nre
Instantly cul off and every possible
precaution is taken, Vei German spies
in Kngland who . name is legion���
laugh nt Britisli primitive methods
und manage to get nil that transpires
nt the I'rnut through to Berlin and :
elsewhere, us well ns a good deal more I
that is cleverly "collected" nf a fur
more Intimate character.
llow is this done'.' .Much criticism
is levelled at military and civil authorities for the leniency displayed ty
the civil courts, and elsewhere, Inwards spits who are caught, more or
less "Iii tlie net." Tbe German method
of Instantly sbenting spies nr bunging Ihem, is quoted, and Britain is
Voted the easiest going and less suspicious country in the world.
Urgent demands are made that ull
Germans- -naturalized ur otherwise-
no "chased" from Itritisli shores, or
enclosed In u compound from which
uny attempt to escape would at onee
he followed 1 y a sentry's bullet. This
is no easy matter und cannot be accomplished in a moment, be the authorities ever so eager in ils prosecution,
That if- should be dune there Is little
little room to doubt. The fault really lies in the system which has permitted such shoals of Germans and
other "undasirables" to land without,
until recently, any organized system
of registration or means of tracing
new arrivals, after they have been
tome littlo lime in tlie country,
When the Aliens act. was passed in
1906 a certain restriction was imposed
upon the scum of Europe being
"dumped" upou Britain's shores, aimed chiefly nt persons from southern
Europe, landing here in a state of penury or disease without relatives or
definite meant of subsistence Inter on.
It made no provision, however, for
Hint more dnn-erouj end higher cluss
of intruder, from which ihe higher
cluss of German spy-has been taken.
Take lhe case of that master spy,
Arnigaard Karl Graves, whose much-
nations, it will be remembered, the
New York American made considerable efforts to unmask some months
ago without avail owtng to the absolute' refusal on the part of tho British
government authorities to give any information about him. Graves is ns
well known In America as he is in
London. Ills skill and ingenuity at
his trade is well set. forth in a bonk
he has ju t published entitled "The
Secrets of ihe German War Office."
Whether it. he exaggerated, sensation-
:' or a distorted, record at facts, it
proves beyond doubt the thoroughness
of the German' spy system, the utter
iiiiseriipiilousness nf those even In
high places and the splendid efficency
with which the work allotted Ihem is
carried out hy tlie German professional spy.
litre, then, is tlie real answer lo
the question us to how it is done. No
German spy is sent out on his difficult mission without a complete training in tbe art ol! discovering the secrets of the country whose "Intelll-
g nee" department be bus to probe.
A stern cede of "do's" and "don't's" is
thoroughly instilled into him. He
must learn- just like a trained burglar���how lo assume disguises and act
parts at a moment's notice. Absolute
silence in all company as to his missions must be adhered lo. Too much
association with petticoats, who may
bo decoy ducln, is discountenanced.
He becomes a number, not a unit,
from the day he enters the service
seriously. He must avoid the telephone, the telegraph, and lhe cable
us much as pjsslblo, A pro-arranged
cipher may only be used In urgent
eases. Ho must.be nu expert ln
mathematics, trigonometry, surveying
draughtsmanship and all thu arts
nee.ssury to lake quick und accurate
estimates of vessels, forts, harbors in
lho land lo which he is asilgned.
This Karl Graves was trained under Ihe direct tutelage of the imperial service and le ".mod all nbout tor-
pedoes, guns, etc., from scientific and
highly Qualified military and naval officers. He has proved n past master
iu the art nf many disguises. At one
time we iind. hlni a millionaire from
South Africa   studying   and
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Hold     Huge    Body    of    German! in
Check and  Retire  After  Long
Lieutenant Verlln is honorably
mentioned In General Joffre's order of
the day for a remarkable feat in th��.
valley of the Oise. Surrounded by ths
enemy while engaged in scouting, he
managed to rejoin his regiment after
losing 37 men out of od. A survivor
now in a hospital here gives an account of the adventure.
The reconnaissance party was operating on the right bank of tha Olse.
Its members were told that Uhlant
had been seen in the neighborhood but
ttyere was no information about their
number or the rond thoy had followed.
The lieutenant had decided to continue tie reconnaissance when tha
enemy was sighted in considerable
numbers. Ile ordered his men, therefore, to rejoin the regiment as rapidlj
and us secretly as possible, but they
wero. discovered. The section gained,
tlie wood under the lire of the enemy,
but without losing a single man. Thej
were then deployed at great intervals,
and took any shelter they could find
When the enemy approached it wav
found to number 8,000 or 7,000. The
lieutenant encouraged his men by going from one to the other and ordered theni to husband their ammunition.
If the enemy charged the wood the
little parly would have been annihilated, but It was evidently deceived
hy the way III which ihe lire was managed. 'Hie liny force kept Its ground
until midnight, At that moment only
13 were In ,i condition to continue tlie
light. The lieutenant addrossed hl_
"Mes enfants, we mttsl leave at .'in.'
cist.   Cease lire and gm on the road.
Perhaps W0 can get nwny Iii tho dirk,'
as the Germans will nol dure tn yen
turn into the wood."
Before this retirement the German*
feared an ambush and hesitated to advance. In that way the Utile party
got away, and at dawn reached thel:
getting I regiment, whero the polonel embraced
In tow with special ' mugs" .hrough
the medium of the green cloth, at au-
olher he Is attached to the German
hospital in Turkey specializing on
Aslutic discuses us a result of his
medical training hut really spying; in
the Straits Settlements he proceeded
to get "plans, data, and photographs" I   -��� , ,,        ,��, ���..    .,,.,,���,
of the British new naval base there     ��ut the young girl did not flutter te
while posing ns a tourist, interested      ��������   ��� ,.,��� ������., ������...,_  ���,,��������� ,���...,
in tropical botany, lie had some inter-1,    Vo1 V.   ? ��, said  'oW1f_   ''aVe l0Ved
csting experiences among the manag-l,K,fore- -Chicago Herald,
ers of Upton's tea plantations iu Ceylon.   When arrested at Ro;syth on tho
rirth of Forth particulars    of every
vessel in the British navy, every naval
base, fortflcnilons and strategic point
in Groat. Britain was found upon him.
And for this tlie highest salary be
earned In bis prime was $2,..00 per an.
mini  with  an  unlimited  i.iargln  for
expenses, the latter being never Questioned, while bonuses are given for big
How   Did   She   Know?
The young man carefully removed
the cigars   from his vest, pocket; and
placed them on the piano.    Then be
| opened his arms.
w. Morse's
Indian  Root   Plllt
An Irish agricultural journal advertises a new washing machine under
the heading: "Every man his own
washerwoman." The same paper, In
ils culinary department, snys iliut "Potatoes should be boiled In eold water."
are just the right medicine for the
children. When they arc constipated
���when their kidneys are out of order
���when over-indulgence in some
favorite food gives them indigestion
���Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills will
quickly and surely put them right.
Purely vegetable, they neither sicken,
weaken or gripe, like harsh purgatives.
Guard your children's health by
always keeping a box of Dr. Morse t
Indian Root Puis in the house, They g
Keep  th��   Children   Well THE   RKVH..V.   COURTNEY,   B. C.
Make the Liver
Do its Duty
Nhe timet in ten when the liver i�� rijM the
itomjcn ind bowels we right.
Hently bul firmly com
|p_ ��lazy livet to
���Jo its duty
Curn Con-
IHtadache, and Dittreas after Eating.
1 Small Pill, Small Dose, Small Price.
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Care Required In Storlny Potatoes
Potatoes should be thoroughly dry
aud should be stored in a cool, well
ventilated cellar or storeroom which
is perfectly dark. Do not pile the
potatoes in heaps on the floor or
against the wall; sluts should he nailed about one inc. apart and four
inches from the wall: a temporary
tloor should he laid about four Inches
above the permanent lloor, with openings between the boards. This will allow tho air to circulate through tho
pile. Large piles should have ventilators running through tbem. These
should be made of wood, with slats on
two sides for openings.
The temperature of the cellar or
storehouse should be kept as nearly
as possible at from S3 to 85 degrees.
The cooler potatoes are kept without
freezing, the holier, if too warm, their
value for seed  is  lessened,    as  Iliey
sprout too early. ���J, p., lu Conservation.
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Though we have somewhat advanced prices
because of the increased cost and scarcity of
raw material, the usual
high standard of our
quality will be maintained.
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Children Teething
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"I hope," said the kind lady, as she
_nndid the tramp a penny, "you'll nol
squander this on vile liquor,"
"Don't you he alarmed, tiui'um. I
ilways drink the host."
Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper,
Doctor - -Do    no you talk in your
Patient���No; I talk In otiwr people's
I'm. a clei'Kyman.
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Mlnard's  Liniment Cures Diphtheria,
Tobacco and the Army
There was u time when the sender
tobacco in the troops would unt
Jmve received the thanks ot the autli-
nritios at the war office, Such charity Would    never    have done  l'or the
ituke. in iN'iTi, tor Instance, Wellington issued the order, "The command-
or iii 'Chief has been Informed that
ibo praotlce ol smoking has become
prevalent anions the officers of tho
army, which is not only lu Itself a
species of Intoxication occasioned by
the [nines of tobacco, but undoubtedly
occasions drinking and tippling hy
those wbo acquire lhe habit, and he
entreats the officers commanding regiments to prevent smoking in tho
messroomB and to otl'icers of junior
rank In the regiments." Today, even
tbo Lancet applauds practice wilb
the pipe!
Another Nebula Coming
The latest from tho skies is that
there is a big nebula coming in the
direction of the earth at the rate of
one hundred miles a second. If that
nebula strikes us it will be like a ton
of coal falling on a gnat. It will over,
whelm us and annihilate us. Its speed
is more than three billion miles a
One might think at that rate lt
might soon reach us, bnt it never will
It will veer off into endless space long
before it would strike the earth. But
think of the distance and its coming
one hundred miles a second and never
getting here, it is so far off. Tills fact
gives one an idea of tlie bigness of the
universe and the littleness of the
earth, and tn lead one in the ���ways
of modesty and simplicity, where selfishness and unkindness aro never
tolerated and the rule of purity, honor
and duty becomes the law of gravitation.���Ohio State Journal.
Won Fame on its Merits.���The unbounded popularity that Dr. Thomas'
Bclectric Oil enjoys is not attributable
11 any elaborate advertising, for it
has not been so advertised, but is entirely due to the merits of this Oil
as a medicine. In every city, town
and hamlet In the country it is
sought after solely because of its
good qualities,
Protracted Defensive Fighting
That success waits ou tlie one who
undertakes tho offensive lias been recognized many times in accomplishments ot a peaceful nature, and that
tbe same rule holds good in war, is
illustrated in the recent operations of
the armies in Europe. It has beeu
generally conceded thuf real success
in war results only from offensive
It Is true that In order to gain time
to complete the mobilization of its
troops, or l'or other reasons, a nation
in danger of invasion by a more
powerful cr better prepared neighbor
may he compeled to assume a defensive attitude. Its highly disciplined and efficient armies skilfully
handled, may be able to inflict tremendous losses on the invader hy repeatedly compelling him to attack and
carry strong defensive positions, previously prepared, In order lo continue
lit; advance into the defender's territory. Thfi defenders, by a succession
of well timed and orderly retreats to
selected positions in the roar, may
j ioeeed in drawing llieir more aggressive opponents inlo a position whore
all tile advantages, strategic nnd tacl-
oaI, will then be nu Ihe side of ��� tho
defenders. All '.his, however, will result In little or no advantage to tho
defenders unles' Iliey aro prepared
and willing-promptly 10 assume the
offensive at the psychological moment, and lluis turn lhe-tables on the
weakened enemy and drive bim out of
the country.
A protracted defence is dangerous.
Recent events show I bat a skilful
commander can play it successfully
against the best armies tlie world has
ever seen. We aro not yet iu position
to count the cost or to predict the
ultimate results. Al date of writing
the counter offensive. Is meeting with
success. This is in accord with the
rules of the game.
A Handy Man *
A woman in tlie country recently
advertised iu tlio local papers for a
"Handy man."
"What I want," she said to tho first
applicant, "is a man that will do odd
jobs about the house, run errands,
one that never answers back and is
always ready to do what I want."
"Ah." said the applicant, as he
turned away, "it's a husband you're
looking for, ma'am."
Alberta Farm Products
According to figures prepared by
the provincial department of agriculture tlie value of farm products ot Alberta will exceed $65,000,000 this year
as r gainst $58,000,009 ln 1913.
IS YOUR     Yi _
(aeroplane   has   aided all
Poor Blood _.
it (he indirect cause of much
winter sickness���it allows chills,
invites colds and sickness.
NOURISHMENT alone makes blood���
not drugs or liquors -and the nourishing food in Scot t'i Emulsion charges
summer blood with winter richness
and increases tho red corpuscles.
Ita Cod Liver Oil warma
tht body, fortifiaa the lunga,
��� nd _lleviat__ rheumatic
Lighting Up Old Forges
Tim French government has placed
an order for 1,600,000 horseshoes with
Scottish Iron aud Steel Company,
Coal bridge.  Scotland.
Ono of Ibe works acquired hy the
company, that of the Coatbridge Iron
Works, held an exclusive patent for
tireat Britain for ihe manufacture of
horseshoes by mechanical means, and
at one period did au enormous business.
Competition from Germany proved
too strong and tho making of the
shoos had to be stoppod two years
ago. Theso works were entirely stopped. Now that this order by the
French government has been secured
Ihe works will be re-opened.
Another factory in the town is working overtime in making barbed wire.
���London Chronicle.
No man or woman should hobble
painfully about because of corns when
so certain a relief is at hand as
Hollowny's Corn Cure.
An American railroad has adopted
the suggestion brought forward by
one of its engineers; that engine inspectors be given magnifying glasses,
In order that they may he more
readily detect such damage aud Imperfections on axles and wheels as
flaws and cracks. In this is seen the
practical value of the safety-first
campaign, iu that the suggestion
came from an employee, and it is to
bo noted that the company suitably
rewarded him by presenting him with
an "honor button," and granting him
a month's leave of absence with pay.
A Rise In Corn
Always follows the use of Putnam's
Corn Extractor, which cures all kinds
ot Corns in 24 hours, without pain.
Putnam's gives lhe best results. I'se
Mistook the Craft
H. C. Wells, tho novelist, tells of
a deaf old iisheriuan who was out in
a rowing boat one day when a motor
boat near him sprang a leak and Immediately sank.
Its occupants shouted, but the old
man sat puffing at his pipe and paid
no attention, finally they managed
lo swim to his boat and clambered
aboard. '
One of them yelled indignantly at
him: "Confound you! Why didn't
you lend a hand? Didn't you seo we
were sinking?"
"Lor' bless yer," he gasped in reply,
"I saw yer right enough, but I
thought you was one of tbem submarines."
"Gentlemen, is not one man as good
as another?"
"Of course, he is," shouted the Irish
chartist, "and a great deal better."
In Blisters. Itched and Burned
Badly. Had to Put Gloves On
Child's Hands. Cuticura Soap
and Cuticura Ointment Healed.
10 Abbott Ave., Toronto, Out.���"My
boy had ocsonia badly all ovei", but lil��
huad was .very bad and was affect od must.
It initio out In bllstci") and lt
was a sight In look at. It
Itched and bnrnod so badly
that I had to put gloves on the
child's hands, lt camo out
first un Ids face noar tho ears,
then went to bis head and then
on Ills body. His head was
llko a fish lt was so had.
" I used , also i
and others, and nolhlng did
hlni any goojl. 1 gavo tbem
up and tried Outlcura Soap
_ _ and Ointment. I used threo
cakes of Cuticura Soap and two boxes of
Cuticura Ointment and at the end of sis
���weeks ho was ontlrely cured.". (Signed)
Mrs. Carroll, Jan. J, 1014.
Samples Free by Mall
For pimples and blackheads the following
is a most effoctlveand economical treatmont:
Clontlysmear tho affected parts with Cuticura
Ointment, on the end of tho linger, but do not
rub. Wash off tlio Outlcura Ointment In five
minutes with Cuticura Soap and hot water
and cnnlluuo bathing for some minutes. This
treatment is bost on rising and retiring. At
other times uso Cuticura Soap freely for the
toilet and bath, to assist In preventing inflammation, Irritation and clogging of tho pores.
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the world. Liberal sample of each mailod
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Have as Good  Aircraft nnii  as Useful
as Germane
Published reports thai Preach aero,
planes are never seen above ibe'
French lines while man) machines of j
the enemy aro constantly reconnoltor-
iug over ilie beads of the French soldiers, has brought forth a defensive
official explanation of the operations
of the French aviation service.
Tills report sets forth that French
aviators   nre   operating   not   ouly   iu
German lines, but consideraby to the
roar of ihem.   The names of aviators |
aro never mentioned officially,    but'
their exploits have been none tlie less ,
nnmernus and brilliant.
Note bonks found on dead Germans,!
tlie statement sets   forth,   prove that
the   French   aviation   force   is     per-1
forming its duty,   one Instance of the
effectiveness of the corps if found in
the throwing of one bomb which kill-
ed thirty men und fifty burses of the .
enemy ut a  time wben a  certain detachment of cavalry    was assembling, j
Many oilier instances of efficient won; l
ire given,   lu conclusion    the   statement says that this now  arm of the
service bas  fulfilled successfully  the
promise made for It,   bul that It will
never replace au\ weapon now In use.
Clean Stomach, Clean Mind.���The
Stomach is the workshop of the vital
functions and when it gels out ot order tho whole system clogs iu sympathy. Tlie spirits Hag, tbe mind
droops and work becomes impossible.
The lirst care should be to restore
healthful action of the stomach and
the best preparation for that purpose
Is Parmelee's Vegetable Pills. Gener.,1
use for years has won them a leading
plaeo iu medicine. A trial will attest
their value.
Destruction of the Timber Only Part
of the Immense Damage
Experts state that forest soils have
IosjJ and are losing much fertility owing-to forest lires which, dniug apparently little immediate damage, rob the
soil of accumulations of humus. In
many sections land is being cleared
for farming und, where such forest
land has tot been burned, there Is a
large percentage ot vegetable matter
which provides considerable fertility
and a good texture. Moreover, as this
soil lias a greater capacity to absorb
and retain moisture, it. is less likely to
be washed und gullied under heavy
rains. For these reasons, in addition
to the damage to standing limber,
authorities agree that wood lands
should be vory carefully safeguarded
against lire,
in a Jiffy
Just a little "Old Dutch"
quickly takes away every
particle of grease and dirt-
leaves utensils clean and
Equally effective on wooden*
ware and cutlery. No kind
of uncleanliness can with*
stand its magic cleaning qualities.
Try it on hard things to
Baby's Own Tablets are an absolute
cure for childhood constipation,   They
never fall to regulate tlie bowels and;
sweeten the stomach, and unlike castor oil, their action is mild and ihey I
are  pleasant    to    take.    Concern ing j
them Mrs, O. Morgan, llunlsville, Onl:., j
says: "My baby was greatly troubled
with constipation and colic till I be-j
gan  giving her  Baby's Own  Tablets, i
The Tablets are surely the host remedy I know of for little ones as they ;
quickly banished all signs of constipation and colic.    I would use no other
medicine for baby."   The Tablets aro
sold  by medicine dealers or by mail
at 25 cents a box from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brookvllle, Ont,
Wire Fencing and Trees
Occasionally,     in     running    wire
fences, it Is necessary to attach the
wires to trees.   In doing so, it is hud j
practice to use staples to attach Hie
wire directly to (he tree, thus ensuring that tho  wire  will  become over;
grown aud  imbedded    in   the   wood.'
Not only is the tree thereby ruined or
injured but, further, it is Impossible
to remove the fencing without cutting
either the wire or the tree.
A belter way, protecting both lho!
treo and the fence, is first to iu.il to
tho tree a strip of wood about four
inches wide and one inch (hick, of a
length to suit tlio heighi of tho fence.
The wire fence can then be stapled
to this strip This will secure tho
fence and will not Interfere with lhe
tree growth.
Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, etc.
He Might Have
Two Irishmen, bent ou robbery,
held up a passing Scotchman. After
u long, tierce light, lu which the
Scotchman almost had tho better of
it, they succeeded In conquering him.
A thorough search ot .his clothes
disclosed niu lone live cent piece
"Troth, Pat," said .Mike, disgustedly, "if he'd had tin cents instead of a,
nickel he'd have niurthered the two of
Tramp���If you'll gimme a meal,
mum, I'll promise to turu over a new
Mrs. Subhubs��� Never mind about a
new leaf, take the rake and turn over
those old leaves on the lawn. Thea
remember that one good turu deserves
another, and keep on till you get them
into a pile.
Austria  Punished
When .Austria sn arrogantly niaile
her demands upon Servla, hue ln July,
the world regarded her as a great
power wrniigfully attempting to coe,n;e
a weaker nation, She was i. inlldcil .
ot course, of ber ability in compel
Servia to her way of thinking, Irrespective of the rights of the Case. She
thought she could repent the coup by
which she' obtained possession nf Bosnia and Herzegovina a few years before.
Now she is stricken to the point of
exhaustion. A correspondent at Home
sends a graphic description of the disaster that has overtaken hei'. Vienna'
is literally a great; hospital, llarracks,
school houses, theatres, offices, .the
museum aud the rotunda of tlie "famous Prater Park are all in use for
the caro of the wounded. Cholera and
dysentery, the former in mild hut the
latter In fatal form, have Invaded the
city. The public is beginning to understand the failure of the campaign.
There are no evidences of ''patriotic
passion, sympathy or enthusiasm."
The empire is on the ragged edge of
catastrophe. lis dissolution would be
the natural outcome of Its latest and
mosl disastrous military experiment
���Providence, journal;
Veung man, I hope ynu never smoke
Only de mild ones nm Ma usoi. 1
never tried  do kind   I'a  smokes.
"Why don'.t you brush your balr?"
asked a man of the boy with tht
frowsy head.
"Ain't, got no brush."
"Why don't you use your father's
"Ho has no brush."
"No brush? Why hasn't he a brush?"
"Ain't  got no hair."
Had Tried It Himself
T lne.tnr who has tried  Postum
knnws thut it is au easy, certain, anl
pleasant way out of the tea or co_o��
habit and all of the alls following.
The patient of an Eastern pbyslclal
"During the summer just past 1 sut
fared terribly with a heavy feeling at
ihe pit of my stomach and dizzy feelings 'in my head and then a blindness
would come, over my eyes so I wou'd
have to sii down. I would get so nervous l could hardly control my feelings." I The effects on ihe system of
tea and coffee drinking are very similar, because limy each contain the
drug, caffeine).
"Finally I spoke to our family physician about it and lie asked if I drank
much coffee and mother told him that
I did. Ile told me to Immediately
stop drinking coffee and drink Postum
in its place us ho and his family had
used Postum and found it n powerful
rebuilder und delicious .nod-drink.
"I hesitated for a time, disliking
the idea of navinc to glvo up my coffee, hut finally I got a package and
found it to he iill the doctor said.
"Since drinking Postum in place of
coffee my dizziness, blindness and
nervousness are all gone, m'y bowels
are regular and I am again well and
strong. That Is a short statement of
what. Postum has done for me."
Name given by Canadian Postum
Co,, 'Windsor, Out. Head "The Road
to Welhille," in pkgs.
Postum comes iu two forms:
Regular Postum���must be well
boiled.   16c and _>c packages.
Instant Postum���is a soluble powder,
A teaspoonful dissolves quickly In a
cup of hot water and, with cream and
sugar, makes a delicious beverage
instantly.   80(3 und fiOc tins.
The cost per cup of both kinds t_
about the same.
There's a  Ileason" for  Postum.
���sold by Orooert. THE  COUET__NA*   ��_..._..
Lai1 Oi est
s fortune
Gen ral Blacksmiths
COMOX       -       B. C.
Telephone M9_
Canadian Pairbauks-Morse l\u-
gines and I'uinping Outfits
Horseshoeing and   Boat   Irons
a Specialty
Try^o ir l')xce'._ni lluof
A Work Guaranteed
Buggies and Express Wagons
All Rigs Guaranteed and Sold at the bowest Possible Trice
Blacksmith surd Carriag. Builder COURTENAY
In the Mutter nf the Official Administra
tor's Act uiul Amending Arts, und in
tin   Mutter of Samuel Henry   Davis,
TAKIi NOTICE by order of His Hon
or Judge Ihrker, of the County
Court'of Xaniamo, made on tlie 9th day
of December l'H4 at Cumberland Registry 1, the undersigned, was appointed
administrator of all and singular the
estate of the above named Deceased. All
claims against the said Estate must be
properly verified and presented to the
undersigned within 30 days from the
date hereof.
And all parties indebted to said Estate
are, r< quired to pay the amount of their
indebtedness to me forthwith. i
WM, WESLEY WII. ,ARD,        '
Official Administrator.
Dated this 31st day of December 1914.
has a fine new stock of
Fancy Dry Goods
The Corporation of
The City of Courtenay
Comox, B. C.
First-claps   Accommodation.    Best
Quality Wines liquors and Cigars
R.   McCuish, Prop.
Cumberland Hotel
Good Accomodation       Cusiue Excelleu
Wm. Merryfield
Bar supplied with the finest brands of
Liquors aud Cigars
JOS. WALKER       -      -      Proprietor
Comox, B. C.
Bctt Meal* North of Maniamo
Choicest Liquors and Cigars
C. A. Martin,  Prop.
The Courtenay Hotel
Every Convenience for Guests
The Central Hotel for Sportsmen
None but the BEST WINES and
LIQUORS at the Bar
PUUl.lt! NOTICE is hereby _iven to tho
doctors of tlio City of Courteuay that I
requiro the presence of the said clrctors nl tlio
Proylnolal Police Building, Courtenay, on tho
Eleventh Pay of January, 1016, nt. twelve
o-looif no 'ii fur Un: purpose of electing persons
to'represont them in tho Munlolpal Council us
Mnror and Aldormon.
Tno motlo nf nomination of oandidatos shah
bu ���-������ ��� ,i_.   :
'J'hu Candidates shall be nominated in writing; the wi-iiiiiK tduill be sulisuribud by two
voters of tho Municipality oh proposor and
secondor. anil shall ��� u delivered to tho Returning Ollleer ut nny tlmo between tho Unto of
thia notico and two p. m. of tho day of Iho
onilnnlion (January llthl; the mild writing
may be in the form numbered 5 In tho Schedule of tho 'Municipal Elections Act', and
shall stuto the mimes, residence, and occupation or description of ench person proposed, in
such manner as sulHoienlly to Identify such
candidate; and in tho event, of a poll being
necessary, such poll will bo opened on the
Fourteenth day of January, 1915, at the Provincial Police Building, Courtenay, of which
ovory person is hereby required to take notice
and govern himself accordingly.
At the first election tho qualifications for
Mayor Bhall be his being it male Britisli subject of the full ago of twenty-one years, not
disqualified under any law, and having for tho
thruo months next proceeding the day of nomination beon tho registered owner, in the I_nd
Registry Office at tho City of Victoria, of land
or real property (within tho Incorporated
area) of the assessed value, on the last Provincial as3ossment roll, of one thousand dollars or
more over and above any registerod judgement or charge, and being otherwise duly
qualified to vote at such first _lcclion.
At tho first dec; ion tho qualifications for
Alderman shall be his being a male British
subject of the full age of twenty-one years,
not disqualified under any law, and having for
tho three months next proceeding the day of
nomination been the registered owner, ln the
Land Rogistry Ollice at Victoria, of land or
real property (within the lncorparated area)
of the assessed value, on the last Provincial
assessment roll, of five hundred dollars or
moro over and above any registered judgement or charge, and being otherwise duly
qualified to vote at such first election.
Given under my hand at Courtenay this 2nd
day of January, 1915.
Returning Offloor
Well then here
a shopping  suggestion  for you.
Stop in and see
our now line of
Toilet Articles.
And while here,
he sure and sec
Fashion's latest
fancies in colorings in our splendid assortment of
They sell for 10 cents a package.
at Robertson's
Election of School Trustees
IN PURSUANCE of instructions from
the Education Office the nomination
and election of three School Trustees for
the City of Courtenay will take place on
the same days ou whicli the nomination
for Mayor and Aldermen is held, viz:
January 11th and 14th. They shall be
elected hy the votes of those electors
entitled to vote tor Mayor and Aldermen.
At the election the Trustee receiving
the highest number ef votes shall bt
declared elected for 2 years, or until Jan.
1917, and the two Trustees receiving the
next highest number of votes shall be
declared elected for one year, or until
January, 1916.
Returning Officer
Courtenay, B. C, Dec. 30, 1914
Money to Loan
I have $1000 to Loan
at 8 per cent.
for a term of yean on
approved security
PUB! ;
City of Courlenay, B. C. First Mtmicipa! Election 1915
At the request of a large number of        ;.ors of
this City, I have decided to becom
the office of A'deruiin at t'i:. forthcoming
te for
As promised lust week, ! .;; p n.l hfireto .r.i outline of my views
on the most iutpo gl   the welfare of our city
1. That the City Council should give their services free of
charge for the first year
2. That tin'; City should be governed independent of auy
party politics
3. That the Municipality should lie devided into wards ami
thereby preveut the exercise of uny partiality or selfishness that might arise
4. That no increase ill the rate of taxation should lie made
for tlie forthcoming year on real property. Tlie only
case in whicli 1 would be in favor of any increase would
be on tlie saloons
5- That all By-laws und oilier mutters appertaining to the
welfare of tlie City should lie thoroughly gone into by
the Council so that justice may be done to ull persons
living within the Municipality
6. That no outlay by the Council should exceed the revenue
earned by the City for the coming year
7. Thut all streets, sidewalks and other public works should
us far us possible Ue done by .statute labor
8. Thut no private company or companies should lie allowed
to exploit our public utilities vitliout first making terms
and conditions with the City Couucil
If I am elected I intend to do my very best for the interests
of the whole of the City, and as I can devote the most of my
time to the interests of the E'cctors, I solicit their votes at the
coming election
Lake Trail, Courtenay, B. C.
Go od Morning!
We Are ! itro .lacing
All:. I       :i Silk
American ��� ashmere
American Cotton-Lisle
They have stood the test, (live
real [oot comfo't. No seams to
rip, Never come loose or baggy,
The shape i.s knit���not pressed iii.
O U A R A N T _ _ D for fineness
style, superiority  of materia aud
workma     ip.     Abtjiitey   stii'i-
less.    Will wear 6 month's without
hoes, or     v ones tree,
to every one sending $1.(10 in currency or posta note, to cover advertising ami shipping charges, we
will send post-paid, with written
guarantee, hacked hy a live mil-
ion dollar company, either
3 Pain of onr  75c vilue
American Silk Hosiery,
4 Pairs  ol our  SOc value
American Cashmere Hosiery,
4  Pairt  ol our  SOc value
American Cotton-l,isle Hose,
6 Pain oi Children. Hoiierjr
(live the co ir, size, uu I whether
Ladies' or Gents' hosi _ry is desired
DON'T m.I.AY-OITer  expires
when a d mr  ia y tf   i _._.��� ,.
The International Hosiery Co.
I'. O. Itox 244
To  The Electors   of   Courtenay
respectfully asks your support at  the
forthcoming Election as Alderman
Vote and Influence
respectfully solicited (or
at Mayor for 1915
To electors of Courtenay:���
In soliciting your suffrages at the
forthcoming election I wish to state
that I am in favor of low taxation.
City owning all public utilties.
Government maintainence of
trunk roads through the city.
Encouraging industries to locate
within our city. ,
I am not in favor of sel"t>K ����� i
bentures at low valuation for the
purpose of taking over public utili-,
ties, or any other purpose, as it is
not consistent with   low taxation. |
I am not in favor of holding our,
city back by antagonizing |enter-
prises which are desirous of locating in our community.
Generally speaking I believe we
should go slow, in view of the per-
sent financial stringency.
If elected I will do all within my
power for the best interests of
I am not in favor of increasing
the number of liquor licenses within the city. 	
City of Courtenay Elections
I respectfully solicit your vote and influence as Independent Alderman at the
forthcoming elections. It elected, my
best efforts will be given to the best for
i. w. Mckenzie jr.
The Orchard, Courtenay.
Every 25 cents spent in my
store   entitles   purchaser  to
one chance on a
Gurney Coal Stove
Swan's Old Stand, Courtenay
I beg to announce my candidacy for
the office of Alderman, and respectfully
solicit your support. I am not tied to
any political creed or faction, and am
firmly convinced that civic affairs should
be run on business, and not on political
Courtenay, B. C.
In North and South, in East
and West,
Aston's Handmade Shoes will
stan 1 the Test.
Willard _ Harnett Emporium
Fine Showing of Horse Blankets,  Lap
Rugs, Gloves, Trunks, Suit Cases, Etc.
Harness Repaired Neatly
Cumberland and Courtenay
To the Electors of Courtenay
I respectfully solicit your vote and In- j
fluence as Alderman at the forthcoming |
Municipal Election, and If elected I will i
do all in my power to further the inter-j
ests of Courtenay. I
Courtenay, B. C,
To the Electors of Courtenay
I respectfully solicit your vote and in
fluence as Alderman at the forthcoming
Municipal Election, and if elected I will
do all in my power to further the interests of Courtenay.
Courtenay, B. 0,
City of Courtenay, B.C., First Municipal Election 1915
I respectfully solicit yonr vote and Influence as Alderman at the forthcoming
Municipal Elections and if elected I will
do all in my power to farther the interests of Courtenay.
Courtenay, B. C.
& Hand
To the Electors of Courtenay
I respectfully solicit your vote aud influence as Alderman at the forthcoming
Municipal Election, and if elected I will
do all in my power to further the inter-
Gasoline Engines Repaired & Overhauls*
begs to announce that he has
repurchased his old barber
business from Mr, Smith and
will be pleased to meet all bis
old customers at tbe old stand
Next to the Opera  House
The Comox Barber  Shop
Oldest Shop in Courtenay
Nothing But First Class Work
Guaranteed.   Baths in connection
C. B. DA_,RYMPI,E, Prop.
Try an Ad. in The Review
Courtenay, B. C.
Try an Ad. in The Review
Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the patrons and
shareholders of the Comox Creamerp
Association Ltd. will  be  held   at  the
Board of Trade Rooms
Tuetday, Jan. 19th at 8 p.m.
As tome questions vitally concerning
the dairy interests of the district will be
brought forwad. it is earnestly hoped
tbat all the milk producers in tbe valley
i will make a special effort to attend.
ests of Courtenay
Courtenay, B, C.
To the Electors of Courtenay
I respectfully solicit your vote and
influence as Alderman at the forthcoming Municipal Election, and if elected
I will do all in my fewer to furlher e
interests of Courtenay.
Courtenay, B. C.
Sutton & Kirkwood
Undertaken and
Night or Day Calls Promptly
Phone 27 Courtenay


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