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VOL. 5
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Duncan & Birch Garage, Union Bay rd, Courtenay
Friday, Dec. 15th, 1916
at 1 o'clock Prompt
Wednesday, Jan.  11
30 head Dairy Cattle Chickens, Hay, Straw Roots
for Mr. E. A. Mitchell, Courtenay
Telephone 10 COURTENAY
on   Sunday's
returning   ��n
*  ____^______	
$6.00 Per Ton
Delivered in Courtenay
All Orders Will Receive Prompt Attention
Phone 43 Courtenay
Tt is becoming more and more
nc.essary that everyone practise
rigid economy during -the period of
the war, iu order to conserve the
resources of the Empire.
This ecouo ny should be especially emphasized in the purchase of
Xmas gifts. Something useful
should in everv case be substituted
for something merely ornamental.
Can you think of anything more
useful than some Electrical appliance to lighten the labor of the
home, something the usefulness of
which becomes more apparent with
every day ot use
We would be verv gl.d to i-note
you exceptionally reasonable prices
on all Electrical Appliances, aud
would strongly advise you not to
leave this till lhe last moment as
the supply of manufactured articles
is becoming very uncertain.
Courtenay Electric
Light, Heat and Power
Company Limited
P. S.���We will give a cash dis.
count of 25 per cent, on all appliances purchased fr 0    Xmas
Local Lines
Attend the Patriotic concert ill
the Agricultural Hall tonight.
Misses Minnie and Edith Piercy
returned from Vancouver on Saturday last.
Mr. E. J. Johnston, Manager of
the Royal Bank, has returned home
from a two weeks vacation.
Kolit, Grieve left
boat for Vancouver,
Wednesday nij_.ht.
The annual childrens tea at'd
Christmas tree will be held in the
Presbyterian churcli on Saturday
evening, Dec, 23. The annual
anniversary church supper will be
held early in the new year.
The Agricultural Society have
purchased a canvas cover for the
Agricultural hull floor, and now
the hall will be open for .'all kinds
ol entertainments concerts, dances,
political and other meetings.
Full size Mahogany piano- good
condition. $100 cash. Apply
Review office.
Young pigs for sale. For particulars, phone 79 ������', Courtenay-
Lost���Dark Jersey heifer, age 1
year ten months oltl, Branded on
left hip, A. I Owner. A, Ibbotson,
Happy Valley,
Lost���On Saturday between Cum
berlaud and Courtenay, a paicel of
goods. Finder please communicate with Mrs. Banks, Cumberland.
Wanted-���Good man to
work at the Condensory.
Steady work. Apply at the
Strayed���From Union Bay on
Wednesday, Nov. 22, one bay
horse, aged, mark 44 on each thigh
halter on, Send information to
Geo. Davl", Union Bay.
For Sale Cheap���House iu Orchard lately occupied by Dr. Morrison, Small cash payment balance
to suit customer. Apply A. H.
Peacy, Cumberland.
Strayed onto my premises���A
16 months old Jersey heifer with
O slit in left ear. I have also lost
a Jersey heifer about, same age with
O slit in right ear, Chris Carwith-
en. Sandwick,
Welding���cast iron, aluminum,
brass, steel, etc,    Ford Garage.
Frrd Garage for Nobby, Good-
j year and Dunlop auto and bicycle
i tires and accessories. Bicycles for
i sale.
Mrs. W. J. Carroll arrived home
from Staveley, Alia, on Sunday,
where she lia-i been attending her
mother, who died after a lingering
illness. Mr. Cat roll met her at
The entertainment in aid of the
Red Cross Society held in the Grantham school on Friday night proved an unqualified success. The
���Iliving pictures" composed by local talent wer# the principal features
their effect being greatly enhanced
by the coloured lights thrown upon
them under the skiltul manipulation
of the Rev T, Menzies. The total
receipts amounted to $20.65, t-**e
expenses were $3, so that a balance
of $17.65 has been handed over to
the local treasurer of the Red Cross
The Sandwick Ladies Aid Society held a very successful Sale of
Work at the Presbyterian church
on Wednesday afternoon and evening, Many were present from
Courtenay and Comox. The work
was practically all sold. The chief
dish served at the supper was beans
and they were served up in many
different ways and were thoroughly
enjoyed by the large crowd of diners, A short program was given
by the following ladies;
Mrs- Salmond, Piano solo,
Mrs. Campbell, solo.
Duet, The Misses Menzies.
Mrs. Thompson, solo.
Miss Jean Menzies, Solo.
Mrs- John Grieve presided   at   the
One of the most interesting events
���"especially to the participants) was
the stunt of carrying the piano up
the road on the shoulders of Messrs
G. Robinson and Ye Editor, Unfortunately only a small part of the
audience witnessed this feat, Another interesting feature was the
museum presided oyer by Mrs.
Clarke, Many old and valuable
curios were on exhibition, and was
was well worth the price of admission charged. 'Vmong them was a
lamp and a chopping bowl over 100
years old, a Fiji bow and arrow,
underclothing worn by the late
Queen Victoria, a pearl necklace
worn by Princess Christina, many
curios from India and other places.
Most of them were collected by Mrs
Salmond and Mrs. Clarke. The
receipts of the evening were in the
neighborhood of #1 40.
Mrs. J. W. McKenzie returue <
home on Thursday from her visit
to the Prairies- She was accompanied bv her daughter, Mrs, McGregor of   Granura.
The Canadian Collieries (Duns*
mtlir) Ltd, have just given notice
to their employees that commencing
Jan. 1st 1917, a war bonus of 5 per
cent will be given to all their miners ami day wage workers
Lieuls.  Heath and Mac Donald of
the Highlanders of   Cauada,   Victoria, are in Courteuay  for   a few
days rereuiiiiig for the   16th Bi'.t
Canadian Scottish, who have in
a good name for   themselves   overseas,   Dr. Millard will examine '. ���
plicatits and arrange   for  transportation to Victoria,   and  if rejected
then, fn.-e passage home will be furnished     Regular army pay will be
given front the time of si>r.iiiu;  up
There wiil be no long delay, ft   as
soon .is a company is reci ui
will be sent overseas at once,    i-
Generals Currie   and   Hugh -
attached to this regiment and t
company will   be   taken   o.er by
Capt. I*   M. Willis' who h ts
returned, wounded, from ti    :���
an.', is going back again.    .\ :
number of men are watitc ;. I 1
guard duly to release men  whe
anxious to go overseas
ing of Beauty
a hy Forever
Nyal's Face Cream
25 and 50c
Nyal's Beef &Ires lott
$1 per Botile
If you feel good, All is Good
Braces you up
Anglican Church Notes
3rd Sunday in advent, [Dec.   17.
8.30 a. in, Holy Commiinion, St.
John's church, Courtenay,
11.00 a. iu, Mattins and Holy
Communion, St. Andrew's ,Saud-
wick.3 j
3 p m. Sunday School, St. John
7,30 p. m. Evensong and Sermon I
St, John's Courtenay. !
Safety  First
Go to
For Fresh   Tobacco, Cigars
Confectionery  and        !
Soft Drinks.
in connection
Isabel St.    Next Royal Bank
Here Is a floor covering, dainty in desigi
and coloring, that costs less than printe<
linoleum.    It is easily laid, requires no
fastening, and is very durable.
Congoleum is splendid for kitchen floors.
Repeated washing cannot injure it.
Tile,   matting, floral and conventional
designs, suitable for any room.
Congoleum Run Bordero arc remarkable Imitation, of polished oak.    Com la and ���-.. thii new
liiiilarjr floor corcrin..
Courtenay Furniture Store
\ �����*���*���
Comox Creamery
55c per lb. this week
Next Week
will open his new store in Courtenay.
New Goods suitable for
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS, in great variety
Reliable Goods at Reasonable Fricse
Aged People
sometimes forget  that poor teeth and
improper mastication prevent suflicienl nourishment front ordinary food and   burdens the
digestive organs, but if every mtin or woman past
fifty would fully realize the bountiful, sustaining nourishment in Scott's Emulsion they would take it after every meal.
Scott's Emulsion contains the renowned body-building fats of
pure cod liver oil. so medically predigested lhat it distributes energy,
power and strength all thru the body and simplifies the stomach's work,
To people in declining years we say with unmistakable earnestness
���Scott's Emulsion will add years to your life and life to your years.
Britain's New Dreadnoughts
Marvellous Products of Naval Work-
inansh ip in British Dockyards
The Providence Journal, in a dis-
ptitcli fruin London, saysi
"llritish admiralty officials tire delighted with the marvellous work that1
lias been done in Hriiish dockyards in
the   building of new   Dreadnoughts.
Wonderful results, which have not up ,
to this limir been made public, have,
been accomplished in this direction.
"Twelve   new   battleships   of   thc;
Supcr-drcadnought    type    arc    now |
practically  ready    for sea.     Four    of
these, the four largest and most powerful   weapons  of  offence  that   have
ever  been  placed  on   lhe  water,  are
850  feet  lone;,  with  a  speed of over
thirty    knots,    and arc armed    with
twelve lS-inch guns.    No such armament   as   this   has   ever  before  been |
contemplated in the history of naval
architecture, and it is considered lhat j
ships of this type arc capable of win-j
ning any sea fight in which they may
bc currag��d."
Reirar'iab'e Offer to Canary Owners
Nov; wtr want every Cnunry
In Cnnndn to benefit by the
regular feeding of Urock's, nml
wi: want every person wlio
poroses n cage trinl to know
how to properly enn* fort i_!**
feathered pets.
Therefore, we arc prepared to nend to any
bird owner n free sample of BROCK'S MRP
SEED, sufficient for one week���a cake of
ire.,- that is a splendid toniir, and thc famous
"Brock's Book on Birds." This book con-
tains nearly, iwo hundred pages. It contains
everything bird owners should know.
Wiiie today, enclosing 10c, and wo will
���end you both samples of Brork's Bird Seed
and Bird Treal. lo-rether with the book on
Niirbolson _��� Bro.-k, 25 Francis St., Toronto.
Land in London
Dearest; in World
One  Square  Mile  in  Heart  of City (
Valued at $750,000,000
An acre in London is the dearest
in lhc world. Many a transaction
over ground in lhc heart of lhc city
has set n figure of $16,250,000 pel
acre. One square mile ol London is
valued at $750,000,000. The land beneath the Bank of Kngland al low-
estimate is worth $35,000,000, and
there are only three acres in lhal
tract,  too.
There arc places on Qu.Ccn Victoria, Upper Thames, St. 'Mary-at_
Hill and Cannon streets where one
square inch is worth $1.25. In Lombard street and King William street
prices havc ranged from $_00 and
$250, to $350 per square foot. ��� National Real Estate journal.
To Men Who Live Inactive Lives.
���Exercise in the open air is the best
tonic for thc stomach and system
generally; but there arc those who
arc compelled to follow sedentary occupations and thc inactivity tends to
restrict the healthy action of the digestive organs and sickness follows.
Parmclce's Vegetable Pills regulate
the stomach and liver and restore
healthy action. It is wise to have a
packet oi the pills always on hand.
Didn't Like It
"Mamma, I want a dark breakfast."
"Dark breakfast! What do you
mean, child?"
"Why, last night you told Mary to
give mc a light supper and 1 didn't
like it."
Should All Pass Examination       !
There is common sense in the suggestion made hy Justice iUtdulcton nil
Wis address to a Toronto grand jury,
that every individual driving a motor :
tar should bc required to pass an examination just ihc same as chauffeurs
who drive cars for a living.    Many of
the car accidents arc caused by inex-1
pcrience   and incompetency   on    thc!
part of drivers.���Hamilton Herald.
Minard's     Liniment
Cures    Diph-
Every Soldier to Carry Two Discs
In future each officer and soldier
in the British army will be supplied
with two identity discs, to bc suspended from the neck.
Though no explanation of the order for thc innovation is given, it is
thought that thc idea is to use the
second disc for thc preservation of
the identity of a body, after the first
is removed for the purpose of thc
casually list.
The. second disc will bc suspended
by six inches of cord from the upper,
the former being red and *the latter
Without Pure B.ood
..ea-th Is impossible
Owing to faulty action of thc kidneys and liver, lhc blood becomes filled with disease germs that imperil
The first warnings arc backache,
dizziness, headache and lack of energy. Act quickly if you would avoid
the terrible ravages of chronic kidney
complaint, Get Dr. Hamilton's Pills
today; they cure kidney and liver
troubles for all lime to come. No
medicine relieves so promptly, cures
so thoroughly. For good blood, clear
complexion, healthy appetite, use
thai grand health-bringing medicine,
Dr. Hamilton's Pills. . Get a 25c box
World's Largest Flag
At the rc-tmion of thc Grand Army-
held in Washington in 1915, whal is
believed to be the largest Hag in the
world was carried in the parade by
the delegation from Canton, Ohio,
says a writer in St. Nicholas. It
measured 133 feet in length by 80 feet
in width. The stripes wcrc ovcr six-
feet wide, while the stars in the union
measured five feet across from point
to point. The weight of the flag was
over half a ton, while 117 men wcrc
required to carry il along lhc line of
inarch. Morc than 20,000 hands set
the necessary stitches, while sewed
inlo the stars arc lhe names of over
1(1,000 patriotic men and women of
Canton who contributed cither money
or labor to the construction of this
It Can Only Be Cured By Thoroughly Enriching thc Blood Supply
Not so long ago rheumatism was
looked upon as a paiu iu lhe muscles j
or joints brought on by exposure to I
dampness or had weather. Now doc-'
tors know that it is rooted ill the
blood, and while exposure may slarl
the pain, nothing but lhe removal of
lhc poisonous acid from lhc blood
will cure the trouble, It is a wasle
of both time and money to Iry to
cure rheumatism with liniments,
poultices or anything that only goes
skin deep. Rubbing lotions into the
skill may give temporary relief, but it
actually helps to circulate thc poisonous acid more freely and thus in
the end increases lhc trouble, and
perhaps leaves the sufferer permanently crippled. The one cure, the
only cure, for rheumatism is to drive
the acid which causes thc trouble out
nl the blood. To do this no other
remedy can equal Dr. Williams Pink
Pills, which actually make new blood,
sweeps out the poisonous acid, loosens the stiffened, aching joints, and
bring good health and comfort. Here
is the proof. Mr. Joseph Crottse, of
Nincvah, "*.'. S., says: "For several
years 1 was severely afflicted with
rheumatism. The trouble seemed to
locate in all the joints in my body,
and niy suffering at times was most
intense, and the disease greatly interfered with my activity. 1 doctored
steadily for a long time, but the trou-j
blc was obstinate and did not yield!
in the least to the doctors' treatment. |
One day a friend 'told mc of some
cures of rheumatism by the use of Dr.
Williams Pink Pills and strongly advised mc to try them. I did so, and
to my great surprise eight boxes:
completely cured me of thc trouble,!
and I was as supple, active and free,
from pain as ever 1 had been in my I
life. Better still, I have never felt a
symptom of the trouble since."
Vou can get these pills from any
medicine dealer or by mail at 50 cents
a box or six boxes for $2.50 from thc
Dr. Williams Medicine Co., Brock-
villc, Out.
Excelsior Policies Are Money Makers
470 Grain Exchango
Write for market information.
James Richardson & Sons, Limited
Western Offices      -      -       Winnipeg, Calgary, Saskatoon
Specialists in the handling of farmers' shipments. Write, *tte*.
or 'phone  our  nearcit  office  for quotations or information,
LIMITED," to inaurc careful checking of grades. Liberal advance!
on bills of lading. Quick adjustments guaranteed accompanied h*r
Governmrnt  Certificate,  of grade and weight.
You will profit Uy _e__i_. as _-MylM .ml ObUinln. our kiWiee *t to Bat
lrenli-ution before Hliippmi Your Oriln. wrticuUrl; Hurler. Oats and Rr*.
Established 1857
War News���One More Highland Battalion
��� ���   STOP -
and consider the duty you owe your country, jour friends aud yourself in tins great
war of right affainst might.    Are you doing your cart?
around you and see liow manj of the men you know so well who arc "doing their
bit." Would you not he happier with them? When the buys return, which would
give  you the greatest pleasure���to cheer or be cheered?
to tlie voice that calls yon to fulfil vour country's pledge. Canada guaranteed to
furnish hull a million men, but l'O.OIJO have still to be found. Some of the boys
havc  been nearly  two years in the trenches-is it not time to relieve them?
The CAMERON HIGHLANDERS of Canada, who havo already sent nearly
4,000 men to the war, arc now raisin-* one more Battalion, the 174th, under Lieut.*
Colonel 11. I'. Osier, who has relumed from the front to take Command, :.nd
they need 850 more men to complete their establishment- They have the finest
quarters in Canada, a splendid organization, and an honored association with the
"(.uee-u's Own" Cameron Highlanders, one of the finest re.iments in the Bnnsh
Aimy, whose Tartan and badges they are privileged to wear. What other unit can
offer snrh attractions? Come and be one of the 30,000 men who will have worn
the Cameron badges and colors during the Great War.
Transportation will he forwarded to recruits Irom outside points immediately
on  receipt  of   medical  certificate  Irom  a local Doctor.
For further information write to the Adjutant, Captain J. F. Dunnet, at Alinlo
Street Barracks, Winnipeg, or to Lieut. J. A. Stevenson, 2U2 Main Street, Winnipeg.
First Office Coy: Wotchcr doin*
lookin' ;tt the office wot fired you lasl
week?   Tryin' to git took hack?"
Second Office Boy: Naw; I jes'
dropped roun1 to see if they wuz still
in bizncssl"
Pa's Temptations
"Pa, with all his money, will never
let us take our rightful place in society."
"Why, he's most indulgent. He has
just bought the family a magnificent
"Yep; but unless wc watch him all
the time he can't resist the temptation to take on a few paying passengers as he rides around."���Louisville
A Growing
The custom of '-lacing
Grape-Nuts on the table
at all meals is growing in
Canadian homes.
Hot li children and grownups help themselves to this
delicious food as often as
they like. It contains the
entire nutriment of wheat
and barley, digests quickly,
and is wonderfully energizing.
Every tabic should have
its daily ration of
"There's a Reason"
Canadian postum CerefllCo.. IM..
Windsor. Ont.
Co-operative Wood-Selling in U.S.
The co-operative method of selling
wool has been adopted by American
as well as Canadian farmers. During
the present season a Sheep Breeders'
Association was organized in Sussex
County, N.Y. As a result of the first
annual wool sale held at the farm
bureau office, 21,468 pounds of wool
were delivered. The price was on the
basis of merchantable, medium wool
at thirty-eight and seven-eighths
cents per pound, with a third reduction for black, hurry, seedy, co'.tcd
and fine Ol lhc eniirc amount there
wcrc only 459 pounds reductions, 'lhc
increase to the farmers was over $77-
above the local price offered.
Mothers Value This OIL���Mothers
who know how suddenly croup may
Seize their children and how necessary prompt action is in applying reliei, always keep at hand a supply of
lir. Thomas' Kclcctric Oil, because
experience has taught them that
llicrc is no belter preparation to In-
had Inr the treatment ol this ailment.
And they are wise, for ils various
uses render it a valuable medicine.
Even Hospital Treatment
For Kidney Disease Failed
Wel-Known Commercial Traveller Says That Dr. Chase's
iv.dn_ ...iver Fills Undoubtedly Cured Him
News of bis recovery from kidney I avail, and on his advice wenl to Sher-
disease will be welcomed by thc many jbrooke Hospital, where I was bene
friends of Mr. L. D. Griffin through-1filed, but the old trouble returned and
oul thc lower townships and the ad-! 1  tried a Montreal hospital.    Got
joining dis.rid of the United States,
Mr. Griflin has travelled this section for _.' years and what he says
will be accepted as proven by all who
know him best.
II" tells in his letter how rchef
was obtained by treatment in Shcr-
jbrooke and Montreal hospitals, but
I the old kidney trouble returned again
I and again until by the persistent use
of Hr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Tills
cure was effected, As hc says, these
pills "undoubtedly did the work."
Mr. L, 1). Griffin, liulwer, Complon
"Cleanliness, you know, is next lo
godlint ^s."
"Maybe; but one doesn't feel very
godly when one is cleaned out."���
Boston Transcript.
little  better, but  the help was only
temporary, and 1 was soon bad again.
"On the advice of a friend, I began to use Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver
Tills, and  I  now  thank that  friend,
for today I am as free from kidney
disease as 1 ever was in my life.    1
owe the cure to Dr. Chase's Kidney-
Liver Tills, for they undoubtedly did
the work.   I am 68 years old and have
spent 35 years as a traveller calling
on ihc drug trade.   Everywhere I am
lold  that  Dr. Chase's  medicines are
, the besl sellers and give lhc best sat-
County, Quebec, writes: "I can add isfaction of any medicines on the mar-
one  more    statement of    kidney dis-  ket.    Shall  bc  glad  to  answer    any
cured by Dr. Chase's    Kidney- questions in regard to my cure if pco-
r Tills,    for about twenty years pie care to write mc."
I was bothered more or less with the     Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Tills, onc
.kidneys,   ihen   the disease   became pill a dose, 25 cents a box, all dealers,
worse and 1 was sick in bed for one or Edmanson,    Hates   k   Company,
I year, took    doctor's medicine    to no | Limited, Toronlo.
Something better than linen and bit iiundr*
bills,    Wash  it with soap and water     All
stores or direct.    State style and size.    Foi
25c, we will mail you
CANAOA. Limited
S_ tt***t A-.a.e, T���r.-to. Oatas-l.
Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, &c.
In an eastern city a pastor of a
colored Baptist church consulted a
plumber and stcamfittcr about the
cost of pulling in a baptistry. The
estimate was soon furnished and the
figure was regarded as satisfactory.
"But," said the plumber, "this covers only the tank and the water supply. Of course, you will want some
sort of arrangement to heat the water." But thc colored pastor had a
truly economic mind, and his own
ideas of religion also, for he-promptly dissented. "You see," said hc to
thc plumber, "I don't 'low to baptize nobody in that there baptistry
what hain't got religion enough to
keep him warm."
Kept His Word
Condemned murderer (to lawyer):
Vou saitl you could get me off with a
life   sentence,  and  here  I  am   to  be'
electrocuted in a week.
Lawyer: Thai's all right. You will:
he imprisoned for life, won't you?
And only a week, instead of long,
weary years. He reasonable, man.���
Boston Transcript.
(C--T-. ���*___> Gr����ulaM Eyelids,
klUlV El"' inrl-ine.! bv ..po-
___ wre to Sn, Dot) and Kit.
_R *-_/__���_ _B quickly relieved by M.rtM
*-J 6S f>����^��.No8rr__ting,
���     �� Jum Eye Comfort.   At
Vou, Diuflritt-i SOc pei Bottle NirfeN _������
ftlvtin 1 _oes25c ForBttttlHeEye. reeaik
P-^-<-<uM_i_Mta ���*���*-��-. U  '
A Bracer for Daughter
Anxious Mother: It was after nine
o'clock when Clara came down to
breakfast Ihis morning and the poor
girl didn't look well at all. Her system needs toning up. What do you
think of iron?
Father: Good idea.
Anxious Mother: Whal kind of iron
had she better take?
Father; She had better lake a flat
iron.���New York Sun.
"Po you mean to say that your
daughter hasn't told you she was engaged to mc?"
"Yes. I told her not lo bother me
witli those affairs unless she intended
to get married."
Does Advertising Pay ?
Bradstrcets have compiled statistics
that prove that 84 per cent, of the
failures are among the non-advertisers. The merchant who docs not
believe in the use of printers' ink has
never advertised right. The failure to
produce results is not chargeable
against advertising, but against the
manner in which it is done. Advertising is the modern creative force,
positive and potent���a force that has
produced two blades of grass where
but onc has grown before. It is thc
flowering of industrial evolution, ll is
thc conqueror of unfair competition���
the promoter of right dealing ��� the
solution of tlie mail order problem,
lis basic principle is frankness.���Canadian Jeweller.
No child should bc allowed to suffer an hour from worms when prompt
relief can bc got in a simple but
strong remedy ��� Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator.
An indolent dyspeptic was bewail,
ing his misfortune and complimenting
a friend on the latter's healthy appearance.
"What do you do to make yoursell
strong and hearty?" inquired ihe
"I live on fruit alone," was the re
ply,   .
'"What kind of fruit?"
"The fruit of industry; and I aw
never troubled with indigestion.'*
tl),. PILLS... rjHB  REVIEW.  COUBXNEfl  M* 0.
Former French Minister Describes the Part Played in the War
By Great Britain, and Strikingly Illustrates Her Decisive
Contribution to thc Inevitable Conclusion
  o ���
Everything has been said that
could bc said about thc services rendered hy the British government and
people lo the cause of liberty and
civilization which they tire defending against German barbarism, 1
have had occasion, as far as 1 myself
am concerned, in declare repeatedly
plunge their leaders inlo stupefaction,
They try lo explain away lhis singular phenomenon by pleading the
gigantic amount of munitions of war
that is being used against them,- llie
product of lhc war industry of thc
entire world. Tltey are being overwhelmed under the lire of the big
guns, the millions of shells and projectiles  of all  kinds,    thai   are  clcci-
... ., hundred    articles, spccchc . .
lectures, what Humanity owes lo the mating their   ranks and   annihilating
United Kingdom and the Britisii do-1 fhcir, strongest field-works; lhcy arc
minions and ci
achieved on la
than two year
Ignoble citciuy
known, Save
vcntlon, the Gi
have succeedc
would have i
from the map
tliini would' li:
ilonics (or the results
nd and sea for mure
r againsl lhe mosl
lhe world has ever
I'm- England's iulcr-
iinan enterprise would
d;     lhc    small    stales
isappcarcd   politically
of   Europe;  some  of
ve  disappeared     even
France   and   Russia
tumbling hack and surrendering and
falling ill thousands under the hail,
and thev are realizing lhat llieir linal
low   in
ist sli
i|,. i���
ils  ftil-
iking il-
it is her
r> 111 ,ti 11
struggle j
nnidably |
WOllld have not been able I
successfully an unequal
against a military power
wcaponcd and equipped,
for this very war, and shrinking from
no atrocity in order lo realize ils
designs of death and destruction, All
ihis is contested by nobody, and in
a general sense one may say lhal the
evidence 'leaps to  lhe eye."
From a more special point of view
the present'lighliiig nu Ihe Somme is
au incomparable manifestation of the
force of will, strength, and tenacity
of a nation wliicli was in no way prepared for such an elfort, and which is
giving the. oldest theoretician's and
professional    practitioners  of war  a
destiny will  nol he sl
This, Ihen. is  the I
lustration of Britain's
decisive rnntrib"1''**! '
conclusion oi mc war
has succeeded    in fo
drawn from the Mother Country nnd
tin- dominions and colonies; she has
equipped    and  trained    il, given  it  a
modern organization, provided it wiih
artillery, and given it a lavish supply
| of every arm and every kind of munition���a wealth of war material thai
is  a  guarantee  of  iis  triumph.    All
ithis   she   has  dune  iu  less   than   two
| years.    How  much  time wc  wasted,
England and, alas! France, too, afler
lhe thunderbolt    of 191-1,    before, we
knew'   what   ought   to   be   done,   and,
when we did at length know, before
j wc made up our minds to do il!   Ah,
! if Germany had but realized, as Mr.
I Lloyd George said last August in the
I House   of Commons���had she    only
known our apathy and distress!   For-
| Innately she acted as if she was un-
Bounty To Be Pail
In France on Wheat
Government to Control Retail Prices
of Butter and Cheese
The French senate passed a resolution authorizing lhc French minister of tlie interior to fix the limits of
retail selling prices of butter and
cheese. These products are no*
bringing from 50 per cent, to 150 per
cent, more than they did before thc
The Chamber of Deputies adopted
a bill presented by the government
authorizing a bounty on wheat-harvested in France next year. Thc bill
provides for a bounty equivalent to
16c a bushel on such wheat, and an
amendment was adopted providing
for an allowance of 20 francs each
additional hectare (about 2 1-2 acres)
devoted to wheat growing.
The minister of commerce, F.cli-
ennc Clcincntel, said that thc government now had ill service 7b grain carrying ships for purchases made directly from foreign governments.
The Aim of the Military Hospitals Commission Is To Do Its Best
For the Physical and Economic Well-Being of the Disabled
Soldiers, Helping Them in thc Most Practical Way
  0 1	
The London Daily Chronicle, the
leading Liberal journal of thc Imperial Capital, gives the most prominent
place in ils-issuc of Oct. 4 to the following spontaneous and remarkable
appreciation of Canada's method of
restoring disabled soldiers to active
and seli-supporting citizenship. In
tllis article the well-known writer,
Mr. J, Saxon Mills, goes so far as to
lesson ol an amazing kind.    Without i - ,, , ,      ���   ,-.- ���
���      ,     ,   .    ,,      i ,       .        .    ...    aware, of thc true state of affairs.   .   .
going back to the date when, in Ins       ,    , ,   ,      ,, ...      , ...
R     p.    i        . ,ii   -.���.)    And today the evi   has been cured.
theatrical    extravagance,     he kaiser .-.     , ��� ���, f , ,       , f   ,
.    '   ,    ,     ,  ,,,- ���   ..       ii Great Britain s arsenals and factories,
jested abou     Genera   French s   on-L , F d    , m   '
temptible little army,    we may take;|_nd    ^    _{ ^    __������._���,..    wU1;
wliicli the British licet has kept open
our communications,    arc furnishing' 	
,  ^r^lrryfe,.,^���is IT���\ Assist Trade With Our Allies
the voluntary syslem and afterwards'
ench's con-
our minds back a few months, and
ask ourselves how lhe English army
has grown from the formation of
troops and officers, recruited first by
Canadian War Films
To He.p War Funds
Thousands   of   Contracts   Made for
the Leasing of Films Already
on Hand
"Canadian war films," the Montreal
Gazelle's correspondent in London
says, "promise to enrich war funds
both iu Canada and England. The
battle of the Somme pictures cleared
only $1011,0(10, it is understood, but it
is confidently predicted more will be
realized from the Canadian pictures,
which will be exhibticd soon on both
sides of thc Atlantic. Application
has also been received from Australia
and South Africa for the views, which
have some special features.
"Sir Max Aitken has been given!
charge by the war office of all films
taken on the Britisii front. These
will remain the property of thc government.
"Col. Maurice Alexander (Montreal), of the Canadian slalT in ling-
land, is doing the legal work, and has
thousands of contracts for lease of
the Canadian films in hand. Thc pro-!
fits of the Canadian lilms exhibited
will be divided between the Prince of
Wales' and the Canadian Patriotic
funds ou a pro rata basis,"
of    idleness obviated    by employment.
These are golden words which
those who arc responsible for our
wounded veterans will do well to remember.
It would be interesting to follow
lhc history of a few typical cases of
Canadian soldiers wounded in the
battle lines. Of course, the injured
suggest that the Mother Country in ���an W be cured aud return to the
dealing with this problem might foi-1 front; but his case may be hopeless,
low the example oi lhe Dominion. He,-"0. f;,r ,a? military fitness is concern-
B;1yS. ed, and lie may have to bc sent back
>."      .   , .   ....    ., ,.        to Canada.   When he arrives there he
One oi  the most difficult questions
,,     ,     , , i is taken in hand at the port of arrival
I'.ngland has to face at present is how|,)y  ���,,.  MJUtary    Hospitals  Commis-
If hc belongs to Class L, that
to deal with the broken men who arc
now streaming in from the battle-
fronls. Tin* adequate answer to that
question has not yet been found. It
is not even certain that the main
principles which should be observed
in solving the problem arc yet fully
grasped. For example, wc arc in danger of thinking that our responsibility for the wounded soldier is fulfill
ed when he is no longer fit for mili
: sion.
,i*\ if he is unfit for overseas service,
; but able to take up his former occupation, he receives  IS .days' pay and
transportation  to  his home, together
with free' meals cn  route.    If he belongs   to   Class   II.   or   III.,   that   is,
I if he has to receive further treatment
las a convalescent, or has a perman-
"".!!* j enl disability of any kind, he is pass-
:i:':1"'ed on to the appropriate institutions.
. ,     ,       ,     . .        cu ou io mc appropriate tnsniuuons.
! service, and when he is pension- Uf iic is an ordinary convalescent he
ed and discharged from the army.!_,-,, be se_. t_ lhc fa , , near.st
When   thus  discharged  he  loses  the  ,,is ,,0        ,)m ���- h���       �� ...
benefit of the special, treatment pro- such ag orthopacdic treatment, he will
vide,   while  he  remains  in uniform,        uhcre th_{ fg sllppIied,
and he  is at once  thrown  upon  the |    wha,  ,  ���.;,..,  ,Q        ������.,������ h
lists of the already over-worked panel
doctors. This will not do at all. The
nation has a larger and longer responsibility to its disabled veterans
than that. It may bc useful lo notice
how Canada deals with the problem.
We may learn much from the admirable system which has been established by the Dominion Government,
it lias been able to hold ils own ag
aiusl   the  best-trained  army  in   Eur-j
ope.    The German  generals and  thc
newspapers through  which  ihe Wil-
hclmstrassc vents ils spile and hat-
red against  England did not fail to
make mockery of "Kitchener's army"
and to treat it, if not as a negligible
quantity (no, they did not go quite]
that  far),  at  least  as an  adversary
that  wotlJrUSc  much   easier  to  deal
with than 'he others.   They pretended to bc verv little concerned about
Read today the communiques in
which the kaiser's general headquarters is forced to admit the English
victories. The tone has changed,
like that of Merr von Bcthmann-Hotl-
��cg; it has become many slops
lower. Not merely is the Hriiish
army no longer negligible, or pretty
nearly negligible; it has become an
object of fear; not merely has its
improvised character not rendered it
incapable of measuring itself against
the best instructed and best-commanded troops iu the world; it is inflicting   reverses   upon   them   which
victory. Henceforth we can
defy the arsenals and factories of
I Germany. As for our armies, they
are worthy of onc another. They arc
equal in courage, determination and
heroism, No non-success can depress their spirit; their will to win
is unshakable. Enthusiasm is theirs;
they hurl themselves eagerly upon
the enemy, who can neither hold
ground nor compute the number of
their dead and the prisoners left in
our hands! Surely, it all speaks for
itself; yet it is but the' commencement.
Such is Great Britain's share in thc
great war. If you in London gladly
proclaim thc military virtues of
France and the new glory she has
won, no less do wc in Paris hail the
example of thc allied and friendly nation, which, by a phenomenon unique
in the world's history, has succeeded
in raising herself in a few short
months to a height of organization,
strength and energy from which she
now dominates that power whose national trade was war and wliicli had
given centuries to making herself certain of her invincibility.��� M. Pichon,
in the Daily Chronicle.
*���*,;���' -W
Dull and Depressed.
When off colour suspect your liver. But
���and it is a very big hut���don't weaken
Tour system by taking strong purgative!
or blood-chilling salts. Follow the nature*
way. Strengthen your liver and bowels by
means of Hr. Cassell'* Instant Relief, and
bright health will fallow natural action of
llic n-inrignraleil organ..
Tika l"r. OuseU's Instant Relief fur
constipation, biliousness, torpid liver, sick
llflAdsohe, dizziness. npr*cks before the eyes,
flatulence mid wlndi ipiimi, aciiiitv, heart-
hum, impure blood, and that dull, heavy
feeling which '
Direct Line From Canada to France
Will Be Inaugurated
The establishment of a direct
steamship service between St. Na**
zaire, France, and Halifax during thc
winter months, was announced at
Halifax by Frank Martin, of tlie Marine Navigation Company, of London.
There will bc mon.lily sailings and
thc vessels engaged, it was said, will
be of considerable tonnage.
Most of Canada's imports from
France heretofore have been via New
York, and it was stated that the new
line would reduce freight rates and
require less time for delivery. Mr.
Martin said the service would be inaugurated with the arrival at Halifax
of thc steamer Nigaristan on November 5th.
size js that at all these hospitals,
schools arc held where training oi an
elementary and non-vocational character is given in English, French,
mechanical drawing, arithmetic,
wood-carving, etc. These classes are
open to all inmates, whether they are
able to return to their former occu-
.. jpations    or not.      But, from    these
By an order-m-couiicil, dated June i.omes and hospiial*. tl.e men who
30, I'll.-., ihe Canadian Government are ,lot so Bj,je can bo s.nt on, af,er
formed, at the instance of Sir Robert! ,iley |lave i,ccn pensjon_d ami di_-
Borden, a Military Hospitals and charged, to technical institutions, a_-
ConvalesceiiJ Homes Commission, ricultural colleges, schools ot tettff*
to deal wiih ihc provision of liospi-1rapt.y, etc., where they can be tauzht
tal accommodation and military con- llcw occupations which their di-uble-
valcscent homes in Canada for offi- men* docs no, prevcut them from .ulcers, non-commissioned officers and towlng, And .*,���, is not all, -or em_
men of the C anadian Expeditionary, ploymCnt is practically assured to
Force who return invalided Irom the them ,)y thc pr0Tinciai Commission.
front, , Hie very able president of (under the Federal Militarv Ko.ph-
that Commission is Sir lames A.,.,,. Commission) which have charged!
Loughecd, and it has an efficient and i themselves with the dutv of findinrr
enterprising  secretary  in  Mr.   E. H.  work  ._d 3  for  the     r.tUTO;ns
Scanimell.       the    Commission    hasJ veterans
j learnt much by experience, aud Ig to-]     ,   shouUi  -dd  .h.t the me_  in  ,he
| day undoubtedly _ .working on __nght homes -nd |a)spil:ilj are fullv maln.
taincd and  that  their  pay  continues.
German So ialists
is tt, sure indication of live;
Ask for Dr. Cabell'- Instant Belief.
Price SO Cents, from all Druggists and
or dirrrrt Irom tho Sole Apenti tor Cnnnrtrv,
Harold P. Ritchie and Co.. 10. McCmil-rtr-et,
Toronto.    Wor Tri. 2 ccnta eitru.
Or. Castell'i Instant Roliaf is I   . oompanion
preparation to Dr. C-.scll s Tablttt.
rropri.ton i Dr. C_M.II'- C*��� Ltd.,
Uanelieeter, -.'noland.
Dr. Cassell
People   of   Germany   Do
Thinking for Themselves
Let no one be deceived. Tht
cialist political parly of Germany, thc
four millions of the Social Democracy
and their leaders, count for absolutely nothing in the conflicl now raging.
The kaiser, the general sinf-, and lhc
leaders of the Junker party in the
Bundcsrat arc more interested in
what some unknown senator or representative says aboul Germany in
the congress of the I'nited Stales
than in what the Socialists say In thc
Reichstag, There has becn much
nonsi use printed about this matter in
Lct me repeat���knowing the German Socialist movement perhaps as
well as anybody in America���let the
working people and their leadership
in the Allied countries bc warned
against fraud. Militarism, war and
schrcckliehkeit might have been and
were expected of the kaiser and lhc
Linkers. Schcidcmaiin, Sudckum,
David, and their 4,000,000 of mentally
delinquent followers held out olhcr
hopes. These Socialist leaders of
Germany have been most contemptible traitors to their following, lo
lhe past of Iheir party, and to every
decent principle of human civilization.
It cannot be repeated too many
limes���the people of Germany do ik>
political thinking. They are possessed
of absolutely no individual conscience in public matters of any sort.
And as regards every aspect of foreign relations the German Socialist
party is exactly the same as the
olhcr parties of Germany, except
lhal ils leaders are more dishonest
and disloyal to principle. It is, of
course, with profound regret that,
both of my parents having been Germans, 1 have been brought to 'hese
conclusions by thc facts. ��� Frank
Boltn, in the New York Times.
lines. At first, the general idea was
that convalescent homes, where dis-
I charged soldiers would spend a short
! lime for vest and refreshment, would
be the chief requirement, and scores
of houses and hundreds of workers
wcrc placed at the, disposal of the
Commission. But this idea was soon
dispelled when it was found that thc
treatment of the disabled soldiers was
a more serious and lengthy business.
Months or even weeks spent in the
atmosphere of such a home would
tend to injure rather than strengthen
the physical and moral fibre. Lct us
hear what Mr. J. S. McLennan, a
member of the Commission, has to
say on this subject in his introduction to the Commission's special bulletin:���
The supply of comforts which in
many cases were luxurious, the relaxation of discipline, the treating
of men as onc treats a civilian patient in the interval between illness
and the resuming of ordinary occupation, which might do no harm if
the experience was lo be counted
in days, are most    seriously dctri-
The whole system, which I have
sketched in thc barest outline, is
quite admirable, and fully realizes the
object of the Military Hospitals Commission-which Mr. McLennan derjnes
iu these words:
Thc aim of thc Commission is to
do its best for the physical and
economic well-being ot the man,
and to bring to bear on him such.
influences that he may perform for
his country a service not h.ss important than those of the tiring line,
namely that, instead of being an
idle ward of the State, he becomes
a shining example to the yountr, of
self-dependence, of courage, and
perseverance in overcoming disabilities.
It would be an excellent thing if
-ye had a system similar to this, and
based upon the same sound principles,
established in these islands.
What Longueval Looks Like
I.ongucval is one of the most utterly desolated of villages. A: one
mental to lhc best interests' of the ' Point at its northern end two spikes
men when extended over the pro-' of stone, perhaps the height of a man,
longed periods which have been Stand up white in tlie sunlight. The
found unavoidable. The first con- village was once all embowered in
ception of the homes was lhat they trees, for Delville Wood ran over a
were places of relaxation; the right greal part of it. Now there arc only
one which experience has taught n few stumps protruding here and
us to realize is that they arc places there from thc whitish grey area of
of rehabilitation, In other words, battered masonry Hat on the ground
we are changing as rapidly as may | which marks where the village stood.
That and the two splinters of white
stone arc all  that  remains.
be our convalescent homes into hospitals where, in the interests of the
men, their lime will bc fully occn-,
pied their physical restoration!
made as perfect as possible, and
from the beginning, thc bad effects!
"How's business, old man?
making anytlrng lately?"
"Ves; an assignment."
Doctor Tells How to Strengthen
Eyesight 50 per cent. In One
Week's Time in Many instances
"Why is it that truth will rise again
when crushed to earth?"
"Because of its elasticity, of
course. Don't you know how easy
it is to stretch the truth?"
A Free Prescription You Can Have Pilled
and Use at Home
LONDON,���Do you wear glasses? Are
you a victim of eye st ran* or oilier eye weaknesses? If so, you will be glad to know
that according to Dr. Lewis there is real hope
for you. Many whose eyes were failing -.ay
they have had their eyes restored tlirougli the
principle of this wonderful free prescription.
Onc man say., after trying it: "I was almost
blind; could not see to read at all. Now 1
can read everything without any glasses and
my eyes do not water any more. At night
they would pain dreadfully; now they leel
tine all the time. It was like a miracle o
me.'' A lady who used it says: "The atmosphere seemed hazy with or without glasses,
but after using this prescription for fifteen
days everything seems clesr- 1 can even read
fine print without glasses." It is believed
that thousands who wear glasses can now discard them in a reasonable lime and multitudes
more will he able to strengthen their eyes
so as lo be spared the trouble and expense of
ever getting glas-.es. Kye troubles of many
descriptions  may  be wonderfully  benefited by
following the simple rules. Here is the prescription- Go to any active drug store and
(ret a bottle of Uon-Opto tablets. Drop one
Bon-OptO tablet in a fourth of a glass of
water and allow to dissolve. With this liquid
bathe the eyes two to four times daily. Vou
should notice your eyes clear up perceptibly
right from the start and inflammation will
quickly disappear. If your eyes are bothering you, even a little, take steps to ?ave
them now before it is too late. Many hopelessly blind might have been saved U they bad
cared for their eyes  in time.
Note: Another prominent Physician to
whom the above article was submitted, said:
"Ilon-Opto is a very remarkable remedy. Its
constituent ingredients are well known to eminent eye specialists and widely prescribed by
them. Tho manufacturers guarantee it to
strengthen eyesight 50 per cent, in one week's
time in many instances or refund the money.
It can be obtained from any good druggist
and is one of the vcy few preparations I
feel should be kept on hand for tegular use
in almost every family." The Valmaa Drug
Co.. Store 6, Toronto, will 611 your OTtffs U
ygur druggist cannot THE COURTENAY REVIEW
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THURSDAY DKC, 14, 1916
The   flowing    tide    continues,
Twenty live mure power vessels of
wooden construction nre to be put
in ii.mil as soon as thti stocks are
available, nineteen to lie built at
Vancouver and six at Victoria. The
Tyce smelter at Lady.itnitli has been
reopened alter extensions and al.
ternlions have been completed, and
in addition to employing o>er one
hundred men. wi.. ii.inJIe much native ore that for lack of a smelter
has i.einuin.tl unworke.l, A new
pulp mill nt Swanson Day was to
stint sending eheiiii'-nl pulp early
this mouth, while the flow of labor
to Ocean Fulls is a noticeable feat-
iiie ol every north lintiu I steamer.
Ltti'.lb.'r prices are still rising, and
Imi for the labor lackiiig, additional
mills would lie open in-- up. Giveu
a Miiind ��� -iliey on ihr part of the
federal and provincial governments
respiclively; especi illv as regards
the rising cost of living-; combined
with confileirce ami industry on the
part of the people lliciii-elves, there
is no renso why our province
to it degree of
.- o' vliich it has
. I'lie fact that
I lint the bye-
it...i. is evidence
most people to
:: i i government
id   in  this
should i ot attain
prosperity, the li';.r
lie- er known before
ii is \ ��� r_\ iinliki ly
elections w r1! be 1' ui
of the inteii ion i ( i
give th .- new pro -in
n liti: chance tn ui i|
.:������:.,;-v.'!.* in Ivurope have
l ��� i ��� n so r iv,n - ro the Allies
.r ��� l' e    inig-il i ��� :u,   at   least
!':;,-:���'��� . irmiition goes
R������inn.mi-i i lew lur> has been large
ly ovi : nu bv t ��� n my, Buchar-
e.-ti   i- in-..I       :       i ldsCaptured
Tile C, ;    ��� ns    acute    ;is
i \ i r, and I inr ; of   inerchant
., ijij iu , i nnti i i        lut th- Britisii
sp ri   r  i,i rjuencliable  as
eve '��� ��� o   A ij i.-. ii   govern ment j
In- givm pIic. turn administration
1; a     i !������- :.' i      '���   ��� ge, with everv j
pr ih'reof prosccuti ig the war more j
vigorous1)-, tn    ������    nje .>_-11>__. made
without In'ili-rui *-.    Strange to say
the new piemi r,     ice a   radical of j
radicBls, holds    -by   reason   of
Couservat've an i wiiig support ra-1
t||r.,- ���',-.,. ���'-. ������ ..!', s   former   wor-l
shippers,    His policy apparently is j
In fight wltho r   ��� )','es, us tha best
way of suppoili  n our  brave   men
in the field and cn   tlle  seas     The
German mind is incapable of  com-
1 rehending gentlemanly sportsman
like and christian methods of waging war. With the gentle Hun, it
is a case of the eud justifying the
means, hence we must tighten the
blockade, aud uo longer restrict our
air raida into Germany to fortified
towns. The awful treatment of
British prisoners in Germany must
be checked by threats of reprisals
upon German prisoner- in Euglaud
A leaf must be taken from Germany
Book of War, aud our man power
orgai ized to wiu the war, The recruiting system in Canada is out of
date, expensive and dilatory, and
iu the future, our people will have
to choose between loss of libert y for
a short time as with conscription,
or altogether, as under the rule of
German-,. Germany has every man
under arms, and is not hampered
by the many fools who in Caii-da,
are gladly suffered. There are
aliens too in our midst, who by
every subterfuge known and bv
meaus of blackmail and financial
threats, are undermining the loyalty of our people. In Germany these
would be quietly removed, to reappear in the mines, or as tre.ich-
diggers in some advanced position,
without respect of person, Our
slo'an must be and speedily, "speed
up the prosecution of the war win
it, and to win it without delay and
with the sacrifices it entails "
Notes by the Way
m   ,   ,
It is said $100,000,000 worth   of
grains are annually usad   in  distilleries of United Stites, and that   if
.the grain thus used were turned in-
' to tlie   food   market,   a   shortage
j would not exist such as is   putting
i prices 80 high now.
|    The Old Country has been obliged to prohibit the tise of   wheat   by
I the brewers, for the reason that   It
j ls needed for bread,    I n other words
every pint of l!t|tii>r consumed is al
the expense of the staff of life, and |
part of the increased cost of  bread j
I is due to the selfishness and  greed,
!of the ''patriotic liquor people, produce's   and   consumers   alike.    It'
Waa bad enough tin serve   our   Sol-
Idierswith foul stuff that   impaired
I their efficiency, aud it is no belter
to waste grain   for   the   gain   and
| profit of the li plot" bunch,   at   lhe
expense of the people.
The 6th National Egg Laying
contest is now running at Victoria
in its third month, The winners
for the first mouth were White
Leghorns witn '.01 eggs, and in
the heavyweight class While Wyan-
dottes won with 91 eggs, At the
end of the second month the best
pen of Leghorns laid 64 eggs, and
the White Wyundottes laid 100 eggs
Six birds to a pen.
Dry Goods Dept.
Silk, Silk Crepe de Cliene,   Organdie
and Voile waists in the   newest  of   the
season's designs.
The latest novelties iu Ladies   Neckwear
very suitable for holiday gifts.
Ladles Handkerchief. In Silk, Silk Crepe
ile Chetie, Linen. Embroidered   muslin
aud lawn, also   a   large   assortment   of
Handkerchief boxes from  2'c  to  51 -SO
per box.
Silk dress letlghts, ami Waist lellgllts ill
all shades, suitable   fur evening   wear.
Special value in Silk Motor scurfs ill ull
plain self colors nnd combination shades,
Silk and Silk Crepe Kimnmis in short
and full lengths, alsn Silk quilted Ki-
S-ieeiil new designs in   Needlecraft,
Stamped   centrepieces,,    Table  covers,
Doilies, Tray chillis, Necktie racks,   Ten
Ladi.s coats, Sweater coats, and Sweater
coat sets,
T.rplies (ur sets, and Odd Mulls.
Xmas Holly ribbons,   Dresden   ribbons,
Cheeks, nud Black nud White stripes.
Celluoid Hind minors, Handkerchief
crises, Xn: i* Propeteries, Vases, 'nrilin-
iere.-,, Picture frames in Celluloid and
Silver. Conihand brush sets, Pin Cushions
Hand ISa^'S, nud Perfumes.
Special value in Ladies, Misses and child
reii's liocse slippers
Kxtreme styles iu Ladies' high   top  Tn
victus shoes.   Ftlnck   patent   with   white
kid uppers nnd black buttons  Also black
vici kid ill lace, nnd button, with colored
cloth tops.
Gents Dept.
P. McBryde's
Bakery and Tea Rooms
Brown's Block, Courtenay
1st class certificate technics of breaduiaking
lsr class certificate baking and confectionery
The place to buy good  bread,   made  from  Better Flour,   Better and
healthier yeast, and better methods.    Buy direct from
The baker of Better Bread
Opposite the city hall
Esq*u malt   &   Nanaimo  Railway
Through Passenger Trains leave Courtenay 11:35 on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday for Victoria and Way Stations
RETURNING���Arrives at Courtenay at
i 16:10, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Steamship tickets on airlines to all parts
of the world. For particulars etc., address
Dill. PtiiMf'r A|��nt, Victoria
Agent C.-rteMj., P.mc R60
Specinl value in Cents' ready-to-wear
suits in Worsteds, Tweeds  and   Serges,
Special value and popular prices In Boys
three piece suits and two  piece  Norfolk
suits in tweeds and serges.
New pattern in Mens' Smoking jackets
and Dressing gowns at  popular   prices,
Mens' Xmas neckwear in novelty designs
Floral, Club stripes, and b'ack and white
checks and stsipes.
W. O. and R. shirts in silk and silk r ix-
tures with Detachable collars and French
Invictns shoes for men  in  Patent,  Vici
Kid, and nnd calf, also with  plain  and
fancy cloth top in button and lace.
Patent and Vici Oxfords and pumps.
Gent's Silk and Silk mixture  umbrellas
self opening, with  plated   and Sterling
silver mountings.
II wool Sweaters and Sweater coats  in
all   shades.
Newest styles in hats and caps,
Trunks, Suit cases aud Club Bags.
Cent's plain silk and Knitted mufflers in
al shades
Men's nil silk suspenders,   one  pair   iu
fancy !>ox, Fancy boxed sets. Suspenders
Armlets, nnd Carters,
A large assort ment ol Cents  Silk   Ann.
lets, from _."c to $1.25 per pair.
Plain and undressed kid  in  brown and
grey, silk and wool lined
Plain and fancy silk handkerchiefs, souvenir   hand Kerchiefs,    Irish   line i and
lawn handkerchiefs.
Dressing esses and Military brush sets,
shaving sels, Bndger hair shaving brushes, PocKet books,   Belt boons,   Watch
Fobs, Cuff Lini's, Tie Pint   nnd   Collar
pins.   Cloth   brushes   and    ebony  huir
 When the Millers search for   and   buy   the
world's finest wheat���
 When til's i.s perfectly milled under scientific
sanitary conditions ���
 When the Flour is thoroughly tested  under
actual bat-in-* demonstration���
 When the Flour is recognized as Absolutely l'1-l-l'l'XT ���
 Can there beany good reason why ROYAI,
STANDARD FLOUR is not the choice
of your home?
Royal Standard Grain Products
Phone 33, End ol Bridge F. Movlli,   M.r.
���_*__b__-'_i_~_��k_, sa_.. _  ._, Ki-r   jmjtj
,   I
-il.   \_r
m:m   ,?'������������������   BicYele   Tires
and  Accessories
We sell Standard  Tires  as  cheap  as you can get
them from Eaton's
We carry a  full  line of Tires,   Tubes,  Oil, and
G "eases for your particu ar car
Autos for hire day or night, with a careful driver
Special Rates on long trips.
Phone L46 Courtenay
These are Days when a Telephone
The Telephone is very convenient in the winter mouths.   No
matter what the weather is like outside, conversation is easily
carried ou over the wire
The Telephone trouble man is always on  the job,   night and
day, bad weather and Rood, aud  the telephone user aiwavs
has the means of instant communication right at hand
Long Distance is always short distance with the telephone.
No one appreciates the telephone more than the person who
has one
British  Columbia  Telephone Co.
Willard's Harness Emporium
Fine Showing of  Horse  Blankets,   Lap
Rugs, Cloves, Trunks, Suit Cases, lite.
Harness Repaired Neatly
Cumberland and Courtenay
Practical Shoemaker and Repair
Next to Hardv & Biseoe
Comox, B. C.
Best Meals North of Naniamo
Choicest Liquors and Cigars
C. A. Martin,  Prop.
When In Doubt
Play Trumps
Have Goard Tune Your Piano
Factory JJxperienee
Recommends   from   Leading Musicians
from tbe Atlantic to tlie Pacific.   Copies
of same furnished on request
\V. J. Goard  will ne  in this city  about
Oct.     1.     Leave orders at this Office,
or write direct to
��.., 5tk Ay;., "I,  ���   lacccavc*
Ice Cream
3wan'. Cld Stand, Ccu-lenay
9__S_I_2i D.pletion of Poultry
t     University of British Columbia
, ���*PHE University of British Columbia offers short course, in Mining
1    Smelting,  Assaying,    Survey-tig.   Geology,  Mineralogy   and
Blacksmithing adapted to the needs   of prospectors,   practical
Miners and otherf without special previous training.
No entrance examination will be required.
Lhe only charge will be a registration fee of $5.00 payable with
-application for enrollment.
Any selection may be made from the courses offered.
Owing to the necessitv for uroviding special apparatus, enrollment
should be completed before December 20th, 1916, and early application
is advised as accom-dptiou is limited.
Classes will be held at the University in Vancouver
beginning January  22nd,  1917
continuing for six weeks
For Further information Apply
University of British Columbia   ���    ���    ���    ���   Vancouver
Comox Valley Cow Testing Assoc iaticn
List of cows that hnve given 50 lbs of butter during August
���Name ol cow lbs milk lbs butter owner
,ewei  1455 73.00 T, I). Smith
JYo_i g Tiger. 1076 6403 H. Carney
"      -months 2378 126.30   .
Dell 2nd of Blue Ribbon 735  39.17 T, D. Smith
6 months  5739 405.46
Duchess  884  ���"���75     R, Hurford
T���a  . .. .,927  57.32 H, Gurney
" .months '.'.'.'.'.'���'���'���'������'��� 1956 122.15
.907  ������>���"��� ���<)��
.777  52.58.
.777  52.46
Thewliolesale depletion of   poultry
laying and breeding stock  not
warranted   under present
Intense heat-resisting power is the feature of the almost
imperishable fire-box linings of our own McClary semi-
steel fire-box made in eight pieces���can't warp.
. ,.T, Smitli
,1611 109.88
.957 51.36.
��� W, Wain
���'   3.iioiiths 2949 150,24
t-eonette WW 50.87..
 7404 423.SS..
Hetty's 11101 ths	
Blscknose 8 111011 lis..
l'ati.iure 7 months���
Mary 7 months	
Italia 5 months	
 T, 1), Smith
Pritchard & Sons
,..R, U. Hurford
 C, Game
. ...it. U. Htirford
 v". T. Wain
Judging from the unprecedented
heavy deliveries of poultry on the
central eastern markets so early iu
the season, it would appear that
farmers and producers generally
are not only depleting their Hocks
unwarrantably but also rushing
them to the market in ati-uiifuiishcd
condition . As a result, tiie current
price of chickens is much below
normal value at the present time,
iu comparison with the prices of
other meats, This is directly due
to the overloading of the   market,
With the brisk enquiry for Canadian poultry from Great Britain,
it is expected by exporters that the
demand tor well finished, good
quality stock will be very keen,
din i.ik the coming winter, Besides'8**"*'
there will be a food demand for
home consumption. The price for
Well-finished birds continues firm,
but with so much poor stock arriv-
inh wholly unsuited for storage nr
export, nui'v buyers have reduced
their quotations for'all low grades. > ,    mm*     .   .    ,   . .. ��� :	
The presence of pullets and young themselves just what this province
1 in inanv     s* orovince can do   in
The man who designed the Kootenay knew his job. I
know that and that is why it carries ny guarantee as well
as the makers', m
For  sale by C. H. Tarbell & Son, Courtenay
even at this time, a sufficiently
I large number of growers of taigh-
i class seed within the Province to
j satisfy the demand  for  first  class
The provincial Seed Fairs will be
I held at Armstrong and New West-
I minster this year, the fair at  Arm-
, strong on Dec, 7th and gth, and at
New Westminster ou Dec. 14th and
15th.   All who can should attend
either one of these fairs and see for
Barristtr and Solicitor,
Phone 6
Courtenay   Hotel
Comfort  With Moderate Kates
Provincial Seed Fair
Both Prof. h. S, Kliuk, Dean o'
the College  of   Agriculture,   Uui-
versity of   IJ.   C,   ami   Prof,   L.i
Stevenson, Superintendent   of thc
Dominion Government Experiment |
tat farm at Sidney, havo consented
to speak at a meeting   to   be   held
during the provincial Seed Fair   at;
New Westminster.    The   meeting,
at wliicli the question of Seed   Production as a Commercial enterprise
will  be   taken   up   by the speakers, will be   held   in   the   Council
chambers of the City Hall  ou  the
and d.iy of the fair, Dec. 15
In the discussion; the crops that
will be dealt with will include corn
Cereals. Root, Vegetable and Flower seeds, and Seed Potatoes.
If possible, arrangements will be
made for the Minister of Agriculture, Hon, John O iver. or for the
Deputy Minister Mr W. E. Scott,
to preside at this meeting. Failing
this, the Department will be represented by Mr. W. T, McDonald,
Live Stock Commissioner,
A large number of cash prizes
will be given although the fair is
not being held with the sole object
in view of encouraging, by offering
prize money, those who are growing
the best seed, but rather with a
view to advertising the fact that
British Columbia can and does
grow seed equal, and in many cas.
es superior to that which can be
bought outside the province.
The prizes are offered as an inducement to growers to prepare exhibits for the fair with special care.
It it a well known fact that a man
who prepares anything for exhibition has a better knowledge of that
particular rthing than lie could
otherwise obtain No farmer having seed for sale cau do better thriti
i-end a satnpie of his seed to the
Seed Pair at New Westminster.
At L,ie Court of Revision on Monday
the following persons wcrc objected to,
nnd will be cut off unless some sufficient reason for notdoiug''0 is produced.
May All.11, R, Prase., Mrs. Hidliduy,
\V. iiriyin.u, G. Hodgson, S. Kennedy,
Mrs. Robertson, Mrs. M. Smith, V���
Swan on, Margaret Thompson, J. Tinto
W. Wain, A. Walker.
The following were struck off;
.   K. Beton, May lirown, W. R, l-'letchcr
H. 1). horde, T. 1*   Hind, J. K.  Johnston, J. N. McLeod, Tom Pearse,
Lieut. J. C. Williams, nephew of Mrs.
Kilpatrick, was given a rousing welcome
on Iiis ur.-ivul at Vancouver last week
and was presented to the Mayor nud
Council at theit last meeting. Lieut,
Williams, who is the proud poss ssor of
the Military cross, has been recommended for the I). S. O. is spending a few-
weeks in Vancouver, on furlough, but
expects to return to Prance shortly after
Xmas, His recom at the front lias heen
a most remarkable one, he being credited wit being accountable for fifteen
German aroeplanes. although in his modesty he makes the count less. In onc
fight three Britisii airman, ol whom Lieut
Williams was one, were enraged with five
Oerman planes, the Lieutenant bagging
two of the huh fliers. Through all this
thrilling and dangerous work the officer
has so far come without a scratch.
fowl has also been  noted
shipments,   This is most
nate consigeriug the price of eggs.
Ti:e very firm prospect for the profitable marking of all  poultry  products points to the necessity of con* !
serving in every   possible   way  all
suitable laying and bleeding  stock I
Unless this is done,  there  will   be
but little poultry  left   in   a   short
lime on tlie  farms in   the central!
easteru portions   of   the   country, !
Even though feed is scarce and high
it would pay farmers well  to finish
the birds before offering   them for
sale and spread their deliveries over
a longer period
Current receipts to date have con-1
sisted mainly of live poultry.,    '1 h-j'
season is now sufficiently   advanced
however, to warrant   more  liberal
shipments of dressed   poultry,    lu
light of the fact that there will be a
considerable movement of Canadian
poultry to Great Britain,   it   is   of
the utmost importance that all poul
try killed on tbe fauns in addition
I to being well-finished,  be properly
j killed   and   dressed.    Tlle   British
j market, in tact nil   large   markets
1 prefer poultry  bled  in   the  mouth
and dry picked,    While  killing by
dislocation   may   be  preferred  by
some, the presence of blood in  the
neck and the rssultaut discoloration
make it unsuitable Jor   storage   or
export purposes.
Proper and con plete   ble.ding is
most essential.   .Sometimes the arteries of the neck are not complete-
i ly severed, the bird  fails to  bleed
I properly, with the result  that  the
i carcass lakes a reddish  appearance
With proper attention to details, a
useful   reputation    for    Canadian
poultry can be established   on   the
Britisii market this year.   It is of
the greatest importance,   therefore,
that all poultry marketed  be well-
finished, well bled and dressed, and
packed in the most attractive manner possible,
just what this province can
tbe way of producing reen which
up to the present has heen purchased to a great extent in Eastern
Canada and the United States.
Bent Wines
and Liquors
Cumberland Hotel
Good Accomodation       Cosine Bxcelle
Wm. Merryfield
You Read ?
We will send You the Courtenay Rewiew
The Daily Province and
The Family Herald
and Weekly Star for 1 year
Municipal Voter's List
Courtenay, B. C.
PUBLIC NOTICE is herebj .r
the Court of Revision o_t_teiI__i-
cipal Voters' List, 1917, shall sit
City Hall, Courtenav.  on   M        ���
llth day of December, 1916, at the horn
ot 10 o'clock, a. in.
W. A. W   HAltES,
City Clerk.
for $5
Courtenay  Tailor
Ladies and Gents Suits
, Suits $27 up       Pants $7 up
Cordwood Cutters wanted. Apply at the Courtenay Condensory.
To get the most profit from your
land next year prepare now, Gardening, Farming, Orcharding,
Market Cardeuing, Poultry, Bees.
monthly. Fifty cents a year. Gar-
den i\ agazine. Vancouver, B. C.
Acreage Wanted
In Exchange for busines
Property in Victoria, revenue producing.   Apply
Victoria, B. C.
In the November numb.r of the
Agricultural Journal, issued hy tbe
Department of Ayricu.ture, Victoria
Mr, H. G. English Chief Soil and
Crop Instructor, pointed out that
in Britisii Celumbia the farmers
import thousands of dollars worth
of seed every year,
"Farmers do not seem to realize
as yet" writes Mr. English, "that
they are losing money each year
they plant imported seed in preference to home grown acclimatized
seed, Consequently, the demand
for home grown seed is small and
seed merchants do not trouble to
stock It'
Another reason for the lack of
demand for home grown seed is
that few farmers know just who
the seed growers are in the province.
It seems that those who have been
growing seect in the past have been
doing so on a siua.l scale, only such
as would not warrant extensive advertising. Thus, while some farmers might have ��� wished to secure
this acclimatized seed, they did not
know which way to turn to secure
The third and probably the most
important reason why so much
seed is imported annually is that
, there have not been, and are  not
Palaee Livepy
Horses and Buggies for Hire a
Terms cash.
We also attend to wood hauling
Cleaning and
51.-5 up
Rep dring, Etc.       ^^^^^
Gents clothes kept in order by the
month $2.50
Haney   I.  Kushida
Store, Union St., Courtenay
Courtenay Phone _5
First-Class Plumbing
Hot Water and Steamfitting
Jackson & Whittle
Phone 9 Courtenay
Sand and Gravel
Rates Reasonable
Buggies and Express Wagons
AU Rigs Guaranteed and Sold at the Lowest Possible Price
Blacksmith and Carriage Builder.^; COURTENAY
A Candid Juror
"Ves, wc acquitted thai woman, although most of us considered lier
"Then you shouldn't hnve acquitted
"1 know we shouldn't. ������ She wasn't
very good looking."���jMtlg-k
Mrs. Wynn Tells How Lydia
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During Chan rje of Life.
Ifichmond, Vs. ���"After taking
ieven bottles of Lydia B. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound I feel like a
new woman. I always had a headache
during tho Chango
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troubled with other
bad feelings common at that time-
dizzy spells, nervous
feelings and heat
(lashes. Now I am
in better health
than I ever was and recommend your
remedies to all my friends." -Mrs. LEN a
Wynn, 2812 E. 0 Street, Richmond,Va.
While Change of Life is a most critical period of a woman's existence, the
annoying symptoms which accompany
it may be controlled, and normal health
restored by the timely use of Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
Such warning symptoms are a senso
of suffocation, hot flashes, headaches,
backaches, dread of impending evil,
timidity, sounds in the ears, palpitation
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LADY ���
M'ud. Leek A Co., LlmllU
Paul looked as white as Lady
Ursula hers.If, and thc nervous tension from which he was suffering
wns betrayed by the tightly clench-
to hands, the twitching lips and dilating nostrils.
Presently the lady's maid cried out:
"Look!    She's coining to."
Paul staggered and turned his head
"Thank God!" Lord Eastling heard
him  ejaculate.
i here followed a few terrible moments for Paul, lie stood with averted face, not during to meet his wife's
ey s when slu  firm ,..,���''' t
a.  ire of the progress she was mak-
���Guaranteed for
a.l Climates l^
P dnion  k
E ^l for
Style and
���4**i_!��&*-,, ��=_��
First Bird: What's wrong with that
worm that you didn't finish it?
becond Bird: 1 guess it's one of
those worms that turned.
ing towards recovery only by die
comments and ejaculations of the
maid and I.ady Emmeline,
��� As (or Lord Eastling, he was so
certain that something of deep nio-
.menthad occurred, thai his attention
was centred, not on his sister, bul on
his brother-in-law.
Al last I.ady Ursula spoke.
Very faintly she uttered the words:
"What time is il?"
There was a little laughter, and
she got two or three answers at once.
I hen, suddenly, she sal up. Pnul
heard thc movement without looking
Then there was silence. There
must hr, lie knew, something ill her
expression which imposed silence on
ihose around her. The moments
seemed to drag heavily, as ii Ihey
were hours.
Then a sobbing ery, not loud, bul
piteous and hcart-picrcing, reached
his cars. He looked round and saw
that she was on her feet, erect, wilil-
cyed, terrible.
She had forgotten that they were
not alone. She had forgotten everything else in the returning horror of
that moment, when the terrible hew
knowledge she had obtained about
ber husband rushed hack into her
lie made a movement as if to advance towards her, trying lo smilc��
to congratulate. But her look checked
him, and he stopped.
For an instant she remained with
her eyes fixed upon him, and his own
could not meet them. He looked
down, waiting for her sentence,
It came in two whispered words,
which seemed to strike him like
tongues of flame���
"Syd Toinkinson!"
There was another silence.
Then he raised his head and tried
to speak���
"May I have a few moments? May
I give an explanation?" he mumbled,
speaking in the tones of one who is
wholly humiliated and abject.
But for answer she suddenly turned to her brother, and instinctively
stretched out her arms.
Lord Eastling, who was indeed
close at hand, stepped up to her and
I put his supporting arm round her.
She looked up into his face, tried lo
i smile, and whispered "Thank you,"
land never turned her head away from
his face.
Paul understood that he. was dis-
> missed, sentenced, and with his head
bent, without uttering a word, he
went quietly out of the room. Half
an hour later Lord Eastling went in
search of his brother-in-law, and
found him pacing quickly up and
down the long library, smoking furiously. Hc turned with alacrity as the
young man came in, and greeted him
in quite a buoyant tone.
"Hal" he cried, "I thought 1 should
scc something of you presently, Eastling.   Come in, and sit down."
Lord Eastling looked like the guilty man, and Paul Payne was assuming all the airs of easy confidence
which sat so well upon him, so that
nobody would have guessed, on seeing them together, the real position
in which they stood to each other.
"Now, I'm quite aware lhat you are
justified if you don't choose to answer mc, but slill I have a right to
lask: 'How is���my wife?'"
Lord Eastling frowned and answer-
led stiffly���
! "She is as well as you can expect a
lady of her character, temperament
I ami breeding to bc, when she has just
i had to learn that she is lied for life
to a professional swindler."
i     Taul shrugged his shoulders.
"Well," he said, "you arc justified,
I suppose, in anything of that sort
that you may care to say. And I cer-
i tainly shan't deny your right to speak
as harshly as you please. After all,
hard words break no bones, and
there's nothing else in mc left to
break, is there?"
Lord Eastling moved uneasily. He
haled to have thc appearance of kicking a man who was down, but at the
same time he was uaturally overflowing with indignation at the effects of
the shock upon his sister.
There was a pause, and then Paul
"What has she said to you?"
"She told mc a man came in ovcr
the park wall, accused you of keeping
hack properly wliicli was his, and
'gave her a paper to read which opened her eyes to your real position."
I "Yes. This," said Paul, briefly, as
lhc took out of his pocket the fatal
agreement, which he handed to Lord
: Eastling,
The young man read it in disgust.
I "And my sister had to read this?
I No wonder she couldn't stand it,"
J cried he, holly. Then in a cooler
| tone, he said���"What a fool you must
ihave been to sign such a thing."
Paul shrugged his shoulders.
"I had to," he said shortly. "These
two rascals���let me say these other
two rascals���for I'm in thc same boat
with them, of course���allowed me to
keep their share of a big���cr���cr���
robbery in Vienna, and to pass it off t
as mine, and 1 had to give them that
paper as their security,   1 have noth-
St. Catharines, Ont.���"Two years agi
I was in a very nervous, generally rundown condition, ho
that 1 awoke in the
morning more tired
llian when! retired.
Thotlootors thought
1 had heart trouble
nnd treated me for
it, but I got no
benefit.   I beard of
Dr. Pierre's re.nu-
d i us   t hniugli n
friend who had been
lo  your  Invalids'
Hold for an operation  (which  proved entirely successful)
and I at oner got tlm ' Favorite Prescription.1   I  took  three  bullies altogether
and at the end of llu.O weeks I felt entirely cured and have been well and Killing
since, without a single, bad spell. 1
stopped inking it about three months ago
and am glad to toll nny one how splendidly your medicine, law healed mo."���
Mus. John Lkwin, o'' Niagara St., St.
i Catharines, Ont.
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ing to say in extenuation of my own
share in the transaction, and 1 must
I tell  you  frankly  thai a  few  months
'ago  1  should  not  have worried myself about that.    But now I'm sorry.
| I've been living in a new atmosphere
1 lately, ami although I had lo go hack
r to the old devices In  the vain  Imp.-
of freeing myself for ever from these
pals    of mine, 1 have    been feeling
what I  believe    good people rail remorse, as I own 1 never fell it before."
"Remorse! Yet you stole Mrs.
Finclidcn's pearls!"
"What could 1 do; These two men,
Cane and Evans, wanted their share
of the Vienna jewels, and 1 couldn't
give that up without exciting comment among your people. So I bought
some niork pearls in town ��� very
good ones, by thc way���anil 1 substituted them for three rows of Mrs.
Finclidcn's necklace. 1 got helped by
a little person who was wholly unaware of what 1 wanted, by lhe way."
"The maid?"
"Yes. She's a fool, not a lliicf. She
knew nothing, but thought I was attracted hy her pretty eyes. That's
how 1 got hold o( the necklace."
"You could carry on thc same dishonest   tricks,   even   when   you  were
under a friend's roof, and in the same
[house wilh your wife, my sister!"
I    "1 had no choice.    I wauled to get
free.    Can't you understand how one
step in such a shady career as mine
has been leads inevitably, hopelessly,
to another?    Say what you like about
mc, you can't be too harsh.    Indeed,
I have no reason to complain of your
treatment  of me.    You have played
the ganic tlirotigliaiii, Eastling,   and
you've    been    lenient to mc for the
sake of���Ursula."
|     llis voice dropped on lhe name.
'    Lord Ensiling took fire.
I    "That's the most Infamous part of
'the  business,  that  you've  ruined  the
life  of  my poor  sister.     Look  what
lies before her!    She will bc neither
I wife nor widow as long as you boll
Paul's frier was convulsed. H<
j hung his head, aud for a few tuo-
I ments nothing was said. Lord East-
: ling, however, saw and understood
the emotion on the face ol the other
| man, and he added more gently���
l "Y'ou see, it's so much lhc more
I hard upon her that she liked you."
I    Paul nodded.
"1 know. And I liked her. 'Pon
my soul, I never thought I should
care for any woman as I've cared for
her. She's made me feci everything
differently.   I married her as a good
'spec,' I confess it. But I swear to
you, Eastling, if this discovery is a
blow to her, it's nothing to the blow
this exposure has brought on mc."
Lord Eastling moved about the
room uneasily.
"What's to bc done?" said he. "She
won't even see you."
Paul looked up quickly.
"All right," said he, drawing himself up. "Perhaps that's just as well.
I'm sorry she can't get free; but,
with a woman like her, I don't think
it mailers so much in one way. She
would never have married again.
She's not lhat sort of woman."
Thr ryes of the two men met in
frank recognition of a truth wliicli
both acknowledged and admired,
"No," said Eastling. "That's true.
Now, what is troubling ine is Ihr
breaking ol lhe news to my people."
Paul shrugged his shoulders,
"I'm afraid I can'l help you thcrr,"
he said shortly,
'No. But I'm going lo take Ursula
back lo Wintcrsaiid tomorrow, and
if you can find au excuse for gelling
iwny today���al once���urgent appointment���something of that kind il
will be Ihe best you ran do.".
Paul nodded.
"All   right,"  said  hr,  briskly.
Anyone hut Lord l-.aslling might
have thought, listening to Iiini as hr
wenl out of the library, singing to
himself, and presented himself to the
lirst member of his host's family that
he met, with a lively story of Ills being called away to town and of having to Start al uiier, lhat Paul was
cynically indifferent  to his situation.
liul his brother-in-law had seen the
sudden change of color, lhe quivering
of the mail's lip, and knew that he
was iini as callous as he seemed,
(To Bc Continued,)
Post: Johnson is receiving congratulations this morning,
Parker:  A  girl or a boy?
Post:   It's  a   Lord.���Life.
.Fully Equipped
"I guess Old Mother Nature knew
her children.
"As to how?"
"She furnished us eyes to see with
and noses to turn up." ��� Louisville
' ���
Bovril males other foods nourish
you. It has a Body-building power
proved equal to from 10 to 20 timaa
tbe amount of liovril taken.
Can Live Easier
"This advertisement for a prepared
food says that if a man eats Ics*
meat his back will stop hurling."
"Of course it will."
"1 should like lo know why?"
"Because hc won't havc to work so
hard to cam a living." ��� Houstotr
m^M I	
More Comfortable
Are you taking advantage of ALL tha modern methods
of saving time and trouble? Are you up-to-date In your
shaving as well as in yout vork?   Are you using a
Gillette US.
In its own way the Gillette Is as quick, efficient and
convenient as your milker, your binder or your telephone.
It compares wilh other razors as these modern inventions
compare with  the things
they have replaced.
Without honing, stropping
or fussing, the Gillette will
give you the easiest and
most comfortable shave
you ever enjoyed, in five
minutes or less I It makes
shaving an every-day
pleasure Instead of an irksome twice-a-week job.
She (at masquerade ball): Do you
think my costume becoming?
1-1 c: Yes, indeed; but you would bc
lovely in any disguise,
"A lot of those fellows dabbling i
stocks are gamblers, pure and sin
"Especially simple."
Red Rose Tea"* good tea-
To Meet in Japan
World's  Sunday  School Convention
Will Be Held in Tokio
An   invitation  of  tlie Japanese  to
hold   the   nexl   convention   of   the
| World's Sunday    School Association
i In Tokio has hern accepted, it is an-
' nounccd by the World's Committee,
which held a meeting in  New    York
recently.   The meeting will be held
after the close of the war.   Thc invitation was brought hy 11. Okura in
a message from tin* Japanese committee, of which Marquis Okiuna, former
Premier of Japan, is chairman,
Thomas P. Fcrcns, member of ihc
Hriiish Parliament, was elected President of the association hy the coin-
mil Ice, succeeding lhc laic Sir Rob-
crl Latdlaw of London. The association, it is said, represents 3114,(100
Sunday schools in all countries, and
has a membership of 31,000,000.
It was announced that the organization is carrying out plans for sending 1,001) New Tcsl.imenls lo the soldiers in the trenches, hospitals and
prison camps, to he contributed by
American Sunday school ehildren.
A Pair of Pities
Edith: Isn't il a pity lhat poor men
don'l know enough lo remain single?
Marie: Yes, and that rich ones do?
Recruiting for thc
Navy is Mitisfnctory
Recruiting for the Navy Satisfactory
Initial reports to the Naval Service
Department at Ottawa as to recruiting for Ihc Britisii Navy in Canada
show a satisfactory rale of enlistment.
There arc many inquiries on the
���ubject to Ottawa and particularly
good results are anticipated from the
appeal lo Canadians from Sir John
Those behind the movement aim at
two thousand enlistments by New
Year's Day.
CHILBLAINS ���  ^iMlA Quick"'
for Sale by All Dealers
Nnimiiee   ���   Ont
Business Is Business
Guest: 1 must take the next train.
Jl  means  money to mc! How soon
*Iocs it go?
Clerk  (country inn):  I'd  lose my
job if 1 told you!   It means money to
vs to keep you here!���Boston Globe.
Minard's   Liniment Cures   Garget in
Hunting Trip on a Wet Day Brings
Painful Results
Once upon a lime Charles Mullen,
of Philadelphia, went gunning. It
was a dismal rainy day, and long exposure lo cold and wet brought on a
severe attack of rheumatism. He was
confined to his home.
A friend recommended Sloan's Liniment, citing his own case as evidence
of its effectiveness. Mullen bought a
bottle and applied it to his aching
limbs. Soon improvement was noticed and he was able to return to business.
Mr. Mullen writes: "Since that experience 1 have never been without
Sloan's Liniment in the medicine
chest." You will find it soothes
bruises, sprains, toothache and relieves lame back, neuralgia, in fact
all external pains. At all druggists,
25c, 50c, and $1.00 a bottle.
'^^-/r/irLsx. :e��A'in^-r-
Good-Bye, Old Backache
Nerviiine Will Fix You!
Stiffness Is Rubbed Right Out; Kvcry
Sign of Pain Disappears
(Ice whiz���think of ii!
No more stomach dosing necessary
to cure your lame back.
Every trace of lameness, every bit
of stillness, every sign of weakness in
the back's muscles can he rubbed
away for all time to come, by good
old "Nerviiine."
No oilier liniment can do the work-
so quickly, can penetrate, so deeply,
can bring case and comfort to thc
back-weary sufferer as Nerviiine in-
variahly does.
Backache isn't the only malady
Nerviiine Is quick to cure. For lumbago or sciatica you would go far to
lind relief so speedy as Nerviiine
gives. For chronic rheumatism there
are pain-dcslroyitig properties in Nerviiine lhat give it first rank. The way
it limbers up a slilT joint and takes
soreness out of strained or rheumatic
muscles is simply a wonder.
If you have an ache or a pain anywhere, if ymi have a sore back, a still
neck, a still joint, a strained muscle���
if you havc lumbago, congested chest
or sore throat, just Iry Nerviiine.
Hub it on plentifully���it won't blister, il can't do anything hut cure you
quickly. The large SOc family size
bottle, is the most economical, of
course, but you can, from any dealer,
also get the. 25c small size of Nerviiine, the king of all pain-relieving remedies.
"Well Hit"
A capital yarn is going the rounds
about the Duke of Connaiighl, which
is too good as a piece of fiction to
pass over.
When opening a new rifle range in
Manitoba, His Royal Highness was
invited to fire thc first shot. Something distracted him as he fired, and
it was plain to everyone present, including the Duke himself, that it was
a bad miss. When the target was
brought along for inspection it was
found, however, that the bullet hole
was right in the centre of thc "hull."
The Duke was much amused, but hc
found out afterwards that the range
officer had prepared it the night before!
A Contra-t
The British and German Method of
Treating Prisoners of War
Zeppelin raiders who have fallen to
their death in England or have surrendered as prisoners are being treated with a humanity, even a chivalry,
which is in thc highest degree creditable to the English people, in view of
thc provocation to make them thc
subject of reprisals. Captain Fryatt,
���who did only his duty in defending
Iiis ship from a submarine attack, and
whose status was clearly lhat of a
prisoner of war, was shot by the Germans, though his resistance to capture had not cost a single German
life. The Zeppelin raiders, on the
oilier hand, wcrc slayers of non-combatants against all the rules of warfare. Yet no personal vengeance has
been taken upon the living, and thc
dead have been buried with the rites
of the church and with English military men in attendance. If the Germans could stop haling England long
enough, they might fee! a little sense
of shame at the contrast.���Philadelphia Public Ledger.
The cheerful feeling you possess
after a drink of something hot
and flavory should be only the
beginning of your satisfaction.
For this very reason more and
more people are turning from
tea and coffee to
Instant Postum
A lessened tendency to such
annoyances as nervousness and
sleeplessness repays them.
A ten-day trial of this delightful,
flavory hot drink has assisted so
many to health and comfort that
your friend, the" Postum drinker,
���will tell you it's well worth
"There's a Reason"
"I'm thinking of getting married,
pa.   What's it like?"
"Vou had a job as janitor once,
didn't you?"
"And you had a position as watchman once, didn't, you?"
"And you worked a while as a
caretaker, didn't you?"
"Well, it's a combination of all
three jobs���and then some."
Every careful and observant mother
knows when her child suffers from
worms. She also knows that if some
remedy bc not speedily applied much
harm will result to the infant. The
best application that can be got is
Miller's Worm Powders. They drive
worms from the system ami set up
stimulating and soothing effects, so
lhat the child's progress thereafter is
painless and satisfying.
Not long ago an American journalist was permitted to visit lhc trenches "somewhere in France." No
fighting of importance was under
way that day, so he said in a jocular
way lo a big Irish private:
"Well, this isn't much of a scrap."
Patrick grinned.
"Sure," lie replied, "it's bctthcr nor
no scrap at all."
How's This?
Wc o(Tcr One ihmrire-1 Dolle/a Reward
Tor any case of Catarrh tlut cannot bc cured
by Hall's Catarrh ("ure.
Hall's Catarrh Cure haa been taton by
catarrh suffer ers (or tbe past thirty-five
years, and haa become known .11 tlie most
reliable remedy for Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh
Cure acts tlm-uuli tbe Blood on the Mu-ous
surfaces, expelling the rot son from the Blood
Ami   healing   tlie   diseased   portions.
After you have taken  Hall's Catarrh Cure
for a short time you will see a great Improve*
ment  in  your  general   health.    Start  taking
HaM'-'   Catarrh   Cure  at  once  and  get  rid of
j catarrh.    Scud for testimonials ftee.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, Ohio.
Sold  by  all  Druggists,  75c.
_W.        N.        U,        1133
"I hear your son graduated with
high honors. Has be found a position yet?"
"Oh, yes; one that seems to suit
him first rate."
"What is it?"
"In a hammock."
The physician had been called in
haste to scc a small negro who was
ill. After a brief examination the
doctor announced:
"This boy has eaten too much
"Oh, doctah," expostulated the parent of the ailing one, "dey ain't no
sich t'ing as too much watahmillion.
Dat niggah jus' ain't cot 'nough stomach.''
Depends Upon
Healthy Babies
Properly reared children grow
up to be strong, healthy
Many diseases to which children are susceptible, first indicate
their presence in the bowels.
The careful mother should
watch her child's bowel movements and use
Mrs. Winslow's
Soothing Syrup
It is a corrective for diarrhoea,
colic and other ailments to which
children are subject especially
during the teething period.
It is absolutely non-narcotic
and contains neither opium,
morphine nor any of their derivatives.
Mrs. Winslow's
Soothing Syrup
Makes Cheerful,
Chubby Children
Soothes the fretting child during
the trying period of its development and thus gives rest and
relief to both child and mother.
Bn* a bottle today
and keep it handy
Sold ty all druggim I* Canada and
throughout tht nuorld
The Infantry Officer
Leading the Troops in a Charge Is
Hazardous Work
Do you know what it is lo bc an
Infantry officer hi Kngland? When
llic order to charge is given the lirst
man to leap over the trench parapet
into the free air is the infantry officer���his revolver in Iiis left hand,
his yellow slick in his right. llis
sword is rarely used. The officer
advances at the head of his company!
or platoon. Such is the custom of
this Old Kngland, where the superior is not called chief, but leader; he
docs not command, he leads. A
friend of mine lold mc some time ago
that the average life of an infantry
officer is five days, counting from
the time of his arrival in the firing
line Thc ffgurc is exaggerated, of
course,' but llicrc is no doubt that the
casualties among the infantry officers (
arc much greater than among aviators; these arc higher than llic losses
of the engineers, and these, again, arc
higher than those of the artillery,
Hut the casualties of the aviators
themselves arc, in proportion, not
more than one-third of those of lhe
infantry,���Rainoro dc Macztu, in
Thc New Age.
Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper
the Tim
to send some Zam-Buk to your
soldlor friend at llio front. With
tho coming of cold weather, OlO
men In the trenches all suitor, m r.i
or less, with chapped hands, e'.d
cracks, chilblains and cold soro-,
and tho soldier who has B0H10
Zam-Buk on hand to apply Im- cl!.
���tely any of theso painful ailments
make thoir appearance, will ba
iaved hours of suffering.
Pte. B. Westflel_ of "C" Company, 3rd Worcc'tor Regiment,
writes: "We wish our friends
would send ua out more Zam-Iluk.
It Is splendid for sore hands, cold
cracks, cold sores, etc.
Nothing ends pain and heals so
quickly as Zam-Buk, nnd being
germicidal, It provents blood-poisoning.
BOe. box, 8 for $1.25. an arnf-
gists or Zam-Buk Co., Toronto.
Serves Saskatchewan Well
Hy again carrying off the highest
prize for wheat at the international
exhibition of soil products at El I'aso
Mr. Scagcr Wheeler has once morc
demonstrated to the world Saskatchewan's outstanding position as a
wheat-producing countrj'. Annually
for years past this world-famed trophy has been awarded to Mr. Wheeler, who has thus rendered invaluable
service to Saskatchewan. ��� Regina
t Wood's P_te_-jto_iao.
*Jn The Orrnl English Dented*.
9/ Tonoi nnd lavtgoratei tb.i wlrof.
~ nervous system, nraU?�� new Blood
in old Veiol, Cures frrrrnu*
Debility, Menial and Drain Worry, Dc. pei*.
tleney. Inns of liturgy, J'alpitntinn ef Ik*
Heart, Falling Memory.  Price Sl i*rr hoi, tit
lor S5.    Olio Will r-lr-ftrwr, eit will runr.   Bold ly ell
dru.giflts or Burned in p! in pkg. on reeelpi ol
price. Keir.rK'vtplitrtmailcil tree. THE WOOD
Medicine co.,Tc.o-rn,o;iT tt��� irW-imj
Drives Asthma Before It. ��� The
smoke or vapor from Dr. J. D. Kel-
logg's Asthma Remedy gives asthma
no chance lo linger. It eradicates the
cause. Our experience with the relief-giving remedy shows how actual
and positive is lhc succor it gives. It
is the result of long study and experiment and was not submitted to lhc
public until its makers knew it would
do its work well.
When baying your Plane
Insist on having an
Otto Higel Piano Action
"My word!" exclaimed lhc Brilon,
indignantly. "Vou Americans arc always calling US slow. Just cite an example, will you?"
"Certainly," chuckled the New Yorker. "An Englishman can "stand for'
Parliament and bc elected. An American who wants a Congressional scat
has to 'run' for it."
Am fa's
Dog Rem-illis
And How to Feed
MaMtji   fret<   to   any*   iditTMl   07 !
tbt* Author
118 West 31-1 Street, New York I
Mrs. C. E. Stilwell, Winthrope,
Sask., writes: "I have used Baby's
Own Tablets for thc past ten years
and have found them so good for my
little ones that 1 always keep a box
in the house." Mrs. Stilwell is one
of thousands of mothers who always
keep the Tablets on hand. Once a
mother has used them for her little
ones she would use nothing else.
They are absolutely free from opiates and injurious drugs and cannot
possibly do harm to the youngest
cliilct' ' They arc sold by medicine
dealers or by mail at 25 cents a box
from The Dr. Williams Medicine Co.,
Brockville, Ont.
Thc Bishop took a personal interest in all his servants, and, happening to pass thc new maid, on his way
through thc bark hall to thc stables
one day, he stopped to speak to her.
"Well, child," he said, "and where
are you?"
"If you please, my Lord," the maid
replied, with a curtesy, "between lhc
cook and the housemaid."
"Heaven help you!" said thc Bishop
after a moment's thought, and went
on his way.
i great succeu, curbs chronic wtiarhbmi. lost trtaon
j I-I LBS BITHBR No DRUOat8TSOt_.Att.Sl P'^r * <:t%
TRV HBWDRAOSB1TASTBLBSB)SOKHOf   �����*,���.'.   ro   ...*��
SAI*I and
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���RIf. GOVT fi-AM. AUiASU IO ALL ua:. -UtA f__S_tlT3_
A druggist can obtain an imitation
Toronto house at a very low price,
and have it labelled his own product.
This greasy imitation is the poorest
onc wc havc yet seen of the many
that every Tom, Dick and Harry has
tried to introduce.
Ask for MINARD'S and you will
get it
Not Filling
"Come in, Jenks, and have some
"No, thanks!   I've just dined."
"Oh, nonsense) 1 don't believe
"Really, I've just dined, upon my
word of honor."
"Well, then, come in and eat some
more. If you've just dined upon
I your word of honor, you must be
��� hungry."
Corns cannot exist when Hollo-
way's Corn Cure is applied to them,
because it goes to the root and kills
thc growth.
His Natural Mistake
''You criticize us," said the Chinese
visitor, "yet  I sec all your women
havc their feet bandaged."
"Tha' is an epidemic," it was explained to him gently, "which broke
out in 1914. Those are called spats."
���Pittsburg Post
Buy Matches
As you would any other
household commodity"-���
with an eye to full value.
When you buy
Yon receive a generously-
filled box of Sure, Safe
Eddy's "Silent
Parlor" Matches
Great Scheme
Law-son: How do the Bjenkses
manage to go away for three months
every summer?
Dawson: Why, haven't you noticed? They give up the old flat in i^e
spring and take a new one in the
fall."���Somcrville Journal.
Tbe Wretchedness
of Constipation
Cu quickly be oracooe by
Purely \
���tel lind;
gently on ...
Ever. Gun
Di-ri.    _ .___.	
���it, tad !��_(*_-.<__    They do lieu i*tf.
SmtU PUI. Saudi Dm*, Sm*S Pile*.
Genuine nu-beu Signature THE COURTENAY EEVEBW
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C__risbiias   Shoping
Tliiegs Last.
PascalPs Christmas Stockings for
Pascall's Christmas Crackers
Almond Paste
Schweppe's Cordials
Ganong's Chocolates
25c per box
65c per lb.
40c per bottle
from 35c per box
Matthew's Hand rolled Che���,,_;...' , Ic __���_ V*. . ' ^ Cigarettes, Cigars,
Tobaccos, Pipes,  Pouches, Fancy Soap
Meat Depaa ir.
&   CO.
Liquor License Act
Notice is hereby given that on the
15th. day ol December, next, application
will Ire iiuule to the Hoard of License
commissioners of the city of courtenay
for renewal of the hotel license to sell liquor by retail in the��hotel known as
the courtenay Hotel situated in the city
of courteuay, 111 the Province oi British
Thomas booth.
Dated this lst_day   of   November  1916.
Lquor License [Act-
Notice is hereby given that on the
15th. day of December, next, application
will be made to the Hoard of License
commissioners of the city of courtenay
(or renewal of the bolel license to sell liquor tby retail In the hotel known as
ll,e Riverside hotel, situated in the city
���f courtenay, in the Province of llritish
Dated this 1st day of November, 1916.
Presbyterian Church
St- Andrews' Sandwick
Service 2 p.in.     Sunday
and Bible Class 3 p. m.
Sunday School and Bible Class
10:30 a. ni.    Evening service 7:30
p. ra. All welcome
Accounts Audited and
Books Kept
Office with Hicks Beach  & Field
I have just installed a cider mill
and am prepaied to make cider
every day. Bring your apples and
cider vessels.
Three   Reasons Why
has for nine succcsive years written the
Largest Canadian Business
of any company operating In.Canada
Its Premiums are the Lowest
Its Policies are the most Liberal
Its Dividends are the Highest
Vancouver Island Branch
109 Union Bank Bldg. Victoria-_B._C.
P. L. ANDERTON, Agent, Courtenay
Letters from the Front
Mayor Kilpatrick   has   received
the following letter from Col. War-
School jden, which speaks for itself.
My dear Mr. Mayor:���
Doubtless you and your Courtenay aud Comox neighbors havs
been kept pretty well advised by
j private con espondence as to the
progress of the 102nd Battalion,
but I feel that it is only right that
I should write you a short note
telling you, as it were, officially
how exceedingly well the battalion
has done, aud hotr valuable the
men recruited in your district have
During the period of organizing
and training I was often very great-
fnl to the people of Courtenav and
Comox for many kindnesses extended to lhe soldiers since leaving
Canada, and after having seen the
boys on their mettle iu three separate engagements I am constantly
feeling grateful for the type of men
furnished me, They have turned
out magnificieut soldiers, ready,
willing, and hard as nails. And
this brings we to another point
I doubt if any of us realized how
exceedingly fortunate we were to
have hail our training camp iu such
a he lthy district, whereas other
battalions were training in cities
and contracting a 1 kinds of sickness, we were Jiving the healthiest
kind of open air life on the Spit, and
the occasional discomforts (we called them hardship then) with which
we had to contend made the finest
kind of training for the life out
Well. Mr, Mayor, I have not the
time to write you in detail about
the work your boys have done, but
I trust that the.time wiil come when
I shall be able to run up to Courtenay aud renew many pleasant acquaintances, and then I shall be
glad to tell you more. In the
meantime you may justly feel proud
of the contingent you furnished:
they have done honor to you, and
vou must do honor to them: they
deserve it.
Yours verv sincerely.
J. W. Warden, Ueut-Col.
Farmers Unite
A meeting which will have far
reaching effects if its promotive expectations are realized, was held ill
the Agricultural Hall on Friday
evening last, when the fanners of
the district met and decided to fall
in line and join with other farmers
of the Cowichan district in forming
a farmers union. Capt. Vigors occupied the chair, and Messrs H.
O, Hegelson, of Metclicsin, and W
Patterson gave short addresses setting forth the advantages to be derived from forming such "an association. There are many things
cropping up now which demand
remedial legislation. A.s an instance, a few years ago milk was
hauled from Cobble hill to Victoria
for ioc a can. empties returned
free. Now it is 25c , and ioc for
bringing back the empties. IYand
taxation has trebled within tlie past
few years, and now when the war
is over and more meney has to be
raised the farmer may expect to
have his taxes again raised in some
manner, and it is now dp to them
to see that they do not bear more
than their just portion of the
common burden. The middleman s o came in for some attention. After a little discussion it
was decided to form a branch of the
Union here and about 35 persons
joined. A committee was appointed to canvass the various districts
in the community aud wheu through
probably 150 or 200 members will
have been secured. Mr. Geo Hardy was appointed secretary-treas.
pro tern. A meeting is being held
at Little River this evening to discuss the matter with the farmers
A most distressing shooting accident occurred on Sunday afternoon
when King Reise shot and instantly killed Wallace McBride. They
were accompanied by Reg- Car-
withen, and W, Ftirnell, of the E.
& N. Ry, and were hunting in the
woods back of the Halcrow ranch,
all close together, and Reise supposing the others were behind him,
fired at a grey movinc object in
the thick bushes, which turned out
to bc his friend, and the bullet went
through his head. The remains
were brought to Courtenay and
Coroner Bickle notified. An inquest was held on Mondav morning
when a verdict of accidental death
was reached. Mr. McBride's parents reside at Chemainus to which
place the remains were takcu on
Wednesday's train by Mr. Sutton,
the funeral taking place from his
home this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mr. McBride was just 19 years and
eight months old, and was employed as an engine wiper at the Iv &
N. roundhouse There. The Coroner's jury recommended that the
Government pass an act that all
hunters be compelled to wear a
bright distinguishing color when
Notice to Creditors
Estate  of
the late
Card of Thanks
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel McBride of
Chemainus, desire to thank the people
ol Courtenay lor the many kindnesses
and expressions of sympathy shown them
in connection with the accidental death
ol their son Wallace.
ALL persons having  claims  against
the Estate of the above  deceased,
who d ed at Hornby Island,   British Columbia, on the 6th day ot June 19*%, are
hereby   required   to   send     particulars
thereof duly verified to the undersigned
on or before the 10th  day  of   January
1917, after which date the Executors will
proceed to distribute the  assets  of  the
said deceased, having regard only to the
claims of which they shall then have had
Dated this 1st dav of December, 1916.
410 Central Building, Victoria, B, C.
Solicitors  for  William G.   Harwood,
George H. Harwood, and Ernest J. Harwood, Executors oi said deceased,


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