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Can not be done anjr better, and
not unite ao well anywhete elae
hereabout*. Our type anil maahln-
ery la complete and The Review
prices we right
Gents'  Furnishings
and Hatters
VOL. 6
NO. 18 /
Telephone 10
Gents' Furnishing Store
We also have a shipment of Ladies Shoes and the Rinex Sole
Shoe for Children
Call and see our goods, you'll always find our prices right.
Courtenay Gent's Furnishings Store
Opposite Shepherds' W. Sutliff, Prop.
Expert Watchmaker
Qualified Optician
Watchmaker,   Jeweler
and Optician
Union Street, Courtenay
Courtenay Shoe Store
Vie have nn our shelves a number of broken lines in Hen's, Women's Mines and Children's shoes. Our aim is to keep our shelves
free from tbese broken lines and replace them with ne.v assorted lines
and sizes iu seasonable goods.
With this end in view we have prepared
A Bargain Table
which will be uaed exclusively for the purpose of disposing: of these odd
sizes. Every pair of shoes shown will have a sale price ticket'attached.
This affords you an opportunity of buying these shoet at greatly reduced prices.
we invite you to visit our store nnd examine these bargains.
Next the Drug Store Phone 48
Local Lines
Miss   Mildred   McManus epen
the Easter holidays at  Vancouver
Born���At. St. Joseph's hospital
nn Tuesday, April 9, to Mr. anil
Mrs. II. V. Collins, a son.
Mrs. Millard won the prize of a Born---At Grantham, on   Wed
pound of tea at   the   Maple   Leaf nesday, April 10, to Mr. and Mrs.
Theatre on Monday evening.   The Thos. Beech, a son.
Doctor was the winner of a pair of ��� ���      ., ,,     .               ,,T ,
ladies gloves at the same place on       B/,r,,TA^T e ,?      -> If'
last Monday week. nesday, April 10, to Mr. and Mrs
Harry Loggie, a daughter,
Lost���Brown automobile gaunt |    ,���,    T ���    .      >���
*-       ]    Tho Lasso school  will not
open until next Monday.
let for left hand.    Finder
communicate with J. Carwithen,
For Sale���About 3 tons of pure,
up-to-date seed potatoes. Apply
W. J. McQuillan, Sandwick,
Wanted��� An English baby carriage. Apply Box B, Review Office.
For Sale���Manure Spreader, pra
ctically new. Apply XYZ. Review Office.
Lost���On the Dyke Road, on
Thursday, March list, a logging
chain about iott. long Finder
please commuuite with Sam Calhoun, Courtenay,
Hatching Eggs from prize strain
Brown Leghorns, $1.00 for 13,
E. Duncan, Sandwick.
A carload of Automobile Oils and
Grease will soon arrive for the Ford
"���' ammoth Pekin Duck Eggs for
hatching. $1 per dozen. Apply
Mrs. A. Kerton. Lake Trail.
Advance styles in Spring Mil
linery are being shown at Miss
STEPHEN LTD., 16th Ave. and
Main St. Vancouver, B. C Monuments, Headstones and Cemetery
Fences, the largest Monumental
works in the west.
$175 takes an 18' new runabout
motor boat 4 h. p. engine, all in
good order. Apply at Review Office.
Lost���22' launch bull with red
trimmings last seen at Dyke Sawmill boom on Saturday. Finder
kindly notify N, H. Boden. phone
For Sale���Williams Class A, Artist model, engraved B flat cornet,
quick change; pearl lined pistons.
Plush lined case, with all extra
parts. Value $60, will sell for $35
Can be seen at Review Office.
Owners of property wishing to
sell might do well to send tne full
particulars of same, price, amount
of acreage clearad, etc. F. R. F.
Biseoe, General P. O., Victoria, B.
For Sale���Aboul 3 1-2 acres of
land in the City of Courtenay,
Terms easy. Address Owner, 3323
Tennyson Ave,, Victoria. B. C
The "Coaster" arrived at the
Condensory wharf yesterday evening with a full cargo of supplies,
Mr. John Crockett sold a fine
young sow last week to Charlie
Dorau last week, the consideration
being $70. Mr. Crockett was offered a town lot in exchange for
tlm mate to the one sold, but refused.
The United Grain Growers Ltd.
intend forming a "Local" in
Coiir��enay, ami a'meeting will be
held in the Agricultural Hall on
Monday, April 22nd, at 8 p, in.
at which Mr, Austin, one of the
directors of tha Company will be
present and deliver an address.
One of the best agricultural
meeting ever hold here took place
in the Agricultural Hall on Friday evening last when Mr. Bov
ing gave an address on "Root and
Seed Production and Succulent
Feeds and the Feed unit system.
At the conclusion of the address
refreshments were served by the
The people of Comox have
very laudable scheme on hand
which should commend itself to
the general public, namely that of
buying a piano to be used at pub
lie gatherings. A Whist Drive
aud dance will be bald at the Elk
Hntel on Friday evening of this
week, the proceeds to go to that
purpose. The young ladies who
are arranging the performance are
looking forward to a good time.
Don't disappoint them.
A very pretty wedding ceremony
was solemnized by the Rev. T.
Menzies, at the Presbyterian
church on Wednesday evening,
when Miss Ida Isabel arroll and
Mi. Lloyd Dunham were united
in the holy bonds of matrimony.
The bridal party entered the
church, which was prettily decor
ated for the occasion, to the strains
of Lohengrin's wedding march,
played by Mrs, Robertson, During the signing of the register
Mrs. Macintyre sang "Oh Promise Me," The bride was atten-
ded by her two sisters as brides
maids, and   Mr,   Archie Burnett
performed tlir) duties of grooms-
For highest prices in hides, scrap I man.    The bride was dressed  in
metal and  old rubbers see  Wm. i white satin  and  georgette crepe.
Douglas, Courtenay, I with  veil  and  orange  blossoms,
and   carri-id  a  bridal  boquet of
Cleveland Bicycles  and bicycle
supplies at the Ford Gsrage.
Go  to  McBryde's  for   quality
Safety  First
Go to
For Fresh  Tobacco, Cigars
Confectionery   and
Soft Drinks.
Isabel St.    Next Royal Bank
Comox Creamery
65c per lb. this week
white roses, and the bridesmaids
Miss Leila in pale green crepe de
chene,   and  carried  a  boquet of
S' 11k and white carnations; aud
ist* Annie in pink crepe de chene
I and carried a buqnet of pink and
! white carnations. At the couclns
I ion of the ceremony the bridal
, parly and invited guests went to
the home of the bride's parents,
where a reception was given, The
presents received by the newly
married couple were numerous and
handsome as well as valuable.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Carroll. She is a
young lady of many graces, and
irom a little girl she has grown
up in our midst, honored by both
old and young alike. The groom
lias also lived in this district for a
number of years and is a well
known and highly esteemed young
man, They will make their homo
un tlie Luke Trail,
Mrs. Rav Dawssif is visiting in
town this week.
Mrs. Teed spent the !]week end
at Campbell River.
The public school re-opened on
Monday alter a week's holiday.
George Millard left on Monday
morning to resume his studies at
Mrs, Christie held a miscellaneous "shower" for Miss Doris Glazbrook ou Tuesday afternoon,
The Ladies' Aid are getting
ready for their Sale of Work and
Tea to be held on the 19th  inst,
A goodly number from ;here attended the Masquerade Ball at
Campbell River on Saturday eveniug.
The local branch of [the Great
War Veterans Association intend
holding a dance in the Maple Leaf
Theatre on Tuesday, Aprii 16.
Lieut. G. R. Bates left yesterday
morning for Qualicum .Military
Hospital for treatment. He wat
injured in France, and at he was
found to be unfit for service ior
six months or more he was sent
home uutil he recovers.
Mrs. H. Stewart and two children, of Vancouver, were the guests
of Mrs. D. Kilpatrick last week.
They left f��r their home on Sunday's boat. Mrs, .Kilpatrick and
daughter accompanied them tj
Vancouver, and will visit Seattle
and other Sound Cities this week.
Anglican Services
April 14, 2nd Sunday after Easter
11 a. m. Matins and Holy Com
munion at St. Peter's, Comox.
11 a. in, Matins and Holy Communion at St. Mary's, Grantham.
3 p, in, Evensong aud Sermon
at the Lazo Mission.
7 p, in. Evensong and Sermon
at Holy Trinity. Cumberland.
7.30 p. 111. Evensong and Sermon at St, John's, Courtenay.
Presbyterian Church
St. Andrews' Sandwick
Service 2 p.m.    Sunday School
and Bible Class 3 p. m.
Sunday School aud Bible Clas
10:30 a. m.   Evening service 7:30
p. ra. All welcome
The use of cream has been discontinued for the period of the war
at Rideau Hall, the rtsideuce of
Their Excellencies the Duke and
Duchees cf Devonshire.
Drug Store
Talcum 35c
Powder 75c
Cream 75c
Courtenay   -   B. C. THE    ttTCVTEW,    COURTNEY,    B.    a
Ja   ill   countnc*.    A.k   lot   out    IrNV ,..-��-
TOE'S ADVlSKIl.  nlniJi  will  tie Kill lice.
354 University St., Montresl.
RheumatiePains ��
An relieved In a few days by j
takkuj SO drops of Milker Self-el's (��
(yrup-Jtar meals and on retiring. ���)
It dissolves th. lime end acid J
tccumuIaUon in the muicl-r* ��ii_ ^
Joint, io th-ue d-po.iu can bo *>
expelled, thut relieving pain and 'J
soreness. Seig-d'a Syrup, alto A
known ������ "Extract of Roots," *>
contalninodopenorotheritrong J
drug, to kill or niailt Ihe pain of (��
rheumatism or lumbago, it re- ���)
move, the cauie. SOc a bottlo %
at druggists, n  A
i/��ii'S��i9t&*3****t ��� .S-SSS'S��
Sugar Situation in Europe
Before the war England received
approximately 1,400,000 long tons of
sugar per annum from Germany and
neighboring sources. France produced about 750,000 long ions of beet
sugar and exported 50,000 tons. The
French production in 1917 fell to
210,000 long tons. Before thc war
Italy produced about 210,000 long
tons and imported almost none.
Heip to Produce Own Food]
Grain Growers Should Be   Free   to
Concentrate on Grain Production This Year
Speaking at the first of the series
of meetings being held under the
auspices of the Regina Poultry Association, Mr. F, Hirdlcy Auld, deputy minister of agriculture for Saskatchewan, urged poultry breeders in
thc cities to devote some lime to encouraging other citizens to take up
poultry raising. Mr. Auld urged
that the grain growers of thc province should bc left free to devote
all their energies to producing grain.
Poultry-raising, bc said, was a work
in which the urban population could
enter without any trouble, and with
little care, could make n success.
With the urban population producing
part of their own food supplies, cither through vacant lot _ gardening,
poultry raising, or hog raising where
possible, it would leave lhat much
more supplies which could be taken
for the allies, who nei'd food.
Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, etc.
Canadian Pacific Association
For National Defence
How the Canadian Railways are Cooperating and Divesting   Traffic
to Relieve Congestion
It may bc of general interest to
the Canadian public to know some
examples of the way i-.i which their
railways, through the Canadian Pacific Association for National Defence, arc exchanging traffic in thc
interests of efficiency.
In one case the C. P. R. diverted
by way of the Soo Line one thousand cars of freight so as to relieve
the main line of the company along'
the north sh.jrc of Lake Superior.
These cars passed south from Winnipeg to Minneapolis and by way of
Sault Ste. Mario into Ontario. They
consisted chiefly of grain for domestic consumption in Canada.
One hundred car; 61 freight per
(lay arc being diverted from lhc C,
P. R. at Quebec and travelling by
way ol* the National Transcontinental to Halifax. While there is no
saving in mileage, this, iu the interest of the country, relieves the C.
P. R. main line to St. John for
classes of export freight more urgently required there.
In Toronto an arrangement was
successfully carried out whereby onc
hundred and twenty cars of freight
eastbound for Montreal were turned
over from the C. P. R. to the C. N,
R. every day.
The Grand Trunk during the winter season has been diverting onc
hundred and fifty to two hundred
cars of coal per "day to lhe C, P. R.
and T. II. & B. in order to icsscn
the congestion on the Grand Trunk
from the Niagara frontier to Toronto and other points.
The Grand Trunk hns also diverted fifty cars per day to the C. N. R.
at Toronto.
In Western Canada the Canadian
Northern has on several occasions
transferred surplus traffic to the sister railways in thc West.
The diameter of the dial of "Bi,
Hen" is 22 feet 0 in.'
You Will Better
The popularity of
when you use it as
your regular (.able
beverage for a few
It so readily proves
its own worth in llavor, comfort, convenience and economy
that its amazing increase in use is quickly explained u p o n
"There's a Reason"
Only   Able   to   Wove    A' ''.it   on
Crutches���Dr. Williams' P..ifc
Pills Restored Activity
Inflammatory rheumatism, acute
rheumatism and rheumatic lever arc
different names for practically the
same thing. It comes on with hardly
any warning. The pain is excruciating, and there is a tendency of the
disease to attack, the heart when it
may have fatal results.
Any onc who has suffered irom an
attack of inflammatory rheumatism
knows that the usual treatment is
highly unsatisfactory. External applications of hot cloths and liniments and internal doses of salicylates to relieve the pain are not
enough, for tlicy do not drive the,
poison from the blood, ard thc sufferer is liable to renewed attacks
whenever exposed to cold or dampness.
To cure rheumatism so that it will
slay eyred the rheumatic poison in
the blood must he driven out, and
the blood made rich and red. When
lhe blood is pure there can bc no
rheumatism. Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills build up the blood, make it rick
red and pure and in this way
cure the most obstinate cases oi
rheumatism. Mr, George Harbotlle,
R. R. No. 1, Feversham, Ont., is onc
whose cure llirougli the use of Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills is most striking.
His mother gives the particulars of
| Iiis attack and cure as follows:���
Some years ago - while my son
was working as a blacksmith
in a Michigan lumber camp
he was attacked with rheumatic fever. Hc was at once
taken to a hospital at Marsenctt, and
was there under medical treatment
for four months with but little or no
relief. Hc then decided to go to
Mount Clemmcns, where he took
the baths for three weeks, but did
not find any benefit from them. By
this time iic felt that his case was
hopeless and decided to return
home. When Ire reached home hc
could only move around by thc use
of a crutch and a cane. One knee
was so stiff that he could not bend
it, and most oi his joints were
swollen out of shape. Hc could
neither dress nor undress himself
and had to be helped like a child.
J. urged him to try Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills and finally lie consented
to do so. Hc had only been taking
the pills a few weeks when he could
limp about, without the crutch, and
his appetite greatly improved. This
gave him new courage and as he
continued tlie use of the pills lie
showed constant improvement, and
was able to walk about outside. Hc
continued to use the pills for some
four months, by which time every
symptom of the trouble had disap
pcarcd, and hc went to his work n
Michigan a cured man. His case wai
well known to the neighbors around
here and his cure was looked upon
marvelous, for everyone thought
that at the best he was doomed to be
a rheumatic cripple.
It is because they have made such
wonderful cures ns Mr. Harbottle's
that Dr. Williams' Pink Pills havc a
world wide reputation, and arc the
only medicine used in thousands and
thousands oi homes. You can get
these pills through any mcdii :,ie
dealer or by mail at 50 cents a box
or siv. bo>..-s for $2.50 irom The Dr.
Williams' Medicine Co., Brockvillc,
The best
yeast in
the world.
Cannot Trust German/
Can Be Trusted to Keep No Covenant When Violation Is to Its
Own Interest
The llritish memorandum is . especially explicit about Belgium, It
demands as a foremost condition oi
peace full reparation by tho German
government and payment for all
damage done. As to such large
measures as a super-national authority, or League of Nations, and
compulsory arbitration, these all assume for llieir success that governments which are parlies to them can
bc trusted, lint lhc present German
government can be trusted to keep
no covenant when violation is to its
own intcrcat. It has proclaimed and
acted on tliat principle, and has never repudiated it. With the best will
in the world, no one could ever bc
sure that it was not engaged in some
treacherous intrigue or preparing
some secret stroke; and all the nations would be incessantly watching
il with suspicion and distrust. In
olhcr words, the war aims of Labor,
as defined, assume a change of spirit
in Germany which cannot be secured
until the present military autocracy-
is discredited by palpable defeat.���
London Times.
VI.    N.
Big Fur Production
That Alberta will this year have a
fur production amounting to between
$10,000,000 and $15,000,000 is the assertion of II. A. Simpson of Calgary.
This is a vast increase over previous years, and the production this
season is developing an export business undreamed of a fe-v vears ago.
It was estimated that 50,000 coyote
pells alone will have been shipped
out of the province this year before
the summer comes and 1,500,000 rat
hides. A great percentage of the rat
skins are going to England,, to bc
used in lining coats for men in the
aviation division, while America vies
with England in bidding for thc coyote hides.
Are Popular West
Of the Great Lakes
She Also Tells How Her Dyspepsia
Was Cured By Using Dodd's Dyspepsia Tablets.
Pandora, Alta., (Special)���"Wc arc
never without a box of Dodd's Kidney Pills in the house." That's what
Mrs. VV. J. Vale, a well-known and
highly respected resident of this
place lias to say of the great Canadian kidney remedy. "My husband
suffers from lumbago, and ihey always help him," is thc reason that
she gives.
"I must also tell you," Mrs. Vale
continued, "what Dodd's Dyspepsia
Tablets did for me. They cured mc
of a very bad attack of dyspepsia. ���
havc also derived great benefit from
the use of Dodd's Kidney Pills."
It is evidence like tllis that proves
that the Dodd's remedies have gained a permanent place in the family
medicine chests of the West. Dodd's
Kidney Pills arc particularly popular, 'i'he success with which they
have been used to treat all kinds of
kidney ills from backache to rheumatism and Bright's disease havc
earned for them thc gratitude of
thousands of people on this side oi
the Great Lakes.
She���"Have you ever been wound
cd in an engagement?"
He���"Oh, yes; when my fiance
broke off our last one 1 was fearfully cut up."
Worms cause frctfuhicss and rob
the infant of sleep, the great nourishes Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator will clear the stomach
and intestines and rest':re healthful-
Had His VmptionB With Him
A  husky negro, with sir; children
trailing  behind  him  appeared  at     a
district hoard.
"Ah claim   'xemption,"    he    said,
"and Ah got mail 'xemptions    with
IFP '"*u **'*��� a niart3*r to Pailis hi
If* thr Back Urinary oi Bladder
* Troubles, Brick Dust Deposits,
,rainltil Uriijatiou, Swollen Joints or
any of the various symptoms of Kidney
Trouble, take
"Prosperity has   ruined   many
"Well," ruminated the reprobate,
"If I was goin' to be ruined, I'd prefer prosperity to do it."���Life.
Improvements in
Returned Soldiers Will Bc in Charge
of Experienced Officers on
Journey Home
In regard to thc complaints that
have been made as to improper
treatment on shipboard oi returning
soldiers, thc statement is authorized
by the militia department that a new
svstem is about to bc adopted that
should lead to improved conditions.
In future conducting parties of experienced officers will accompany
parlies of draftees. On their return
trip they will have charge of parlies
of returned soldiers. In view of Ihe
fact that thc draftees under the military service act arc being sent to
England with very litlle training it
13 necessary, that they should be put
III charge of officers of cxccp'ional
ability aud experience. Thc utiliza-1
tion of these officers in looking after the care of soldiers en route to
Canada after service at the front is I
expected to lead to greatly improved
conditions on shipboard, and a lessening of complaints on Ihc part ol
the men in the future. The officials
of the headquarters staff say that
they are extremely anxious to remove nil cause of complaint on thc
part of the men.
How Sickly Women
May Get Health
Railroad Men
These men know from experience
that Sloan's Liniment will take the
stiffness out of joints and the sonnets out of musclee���And it's to
convenientl No rubbing required.
It quickly penetrates and brings relief. Easy to apply and cleaner than
muisy plasters or ointments.
Always havo a bottle in the house
for rheumatic gches, lumo back,
sprains and strains.
Generous s'_*��-d bottles ot clldrug-
If they could only be made to scc
that half llieir ills are caused by impure blood, it wouldn't take long to
cure Ihem with Dr. Hamilton's Pills.
Truly a wonderful medicine that in-'
vigorates, strengthens, renews. Every tired, worn out, woman that tries
Dr. Hamilton's Pills will improve
rapidly, will have better color, increased appetite and better digestion.
No better rebuilding tonic can bc
found than Dr, Hamilton's Pills
which arc safe, mild and health giving. For forty years Dr. Hamilton's
Pills have becn America's most valued family medicine, _��c per box at
all dealers.
Agricultural Instruction
Many Alberta   Farmers   Profit   by
Short Courses
Thc first of the short course
schools under the plan of the department of agriculture of Alberta
was held at Macleod, and has "been
most successful. The course occupied two days, and on both days
there was a very large attendance of
farmers from the surrounding district, who followed the lectures with
much interest. Silos and silage
crops, sheep raising, alfalfa, varieties of grain suitable to thc locality,
soil cultivation, were among thc
subjects treated upon. The opinion
of the farmers was that the lectures
would bc of much benefit to them
and all returned to their farms determined to put into practice the
views expressed.
It Has Many Qualities,���Thc man
who possescs a bottle oi Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil is armed against
many ills. It will cure a cough,
break a cold, prevent sore throat; it
will reduce the swelling from a
sprain, cure thc most persistent sorcj
and will speedily heal cuts and contusions. It is a medicine chest in itself, and can bc got for a quarter of
a dollar.
"All thc writers on that funny paper have resigned."
"Ha, ba! then the editor has literally lost his wits."���Baltimore American.
To whom it may concern: This
is to certify that, i have used MINARD'S LIN IM KNT myself as well
as prescribed it in my practice where
a liniment was required and have
never failed to get the desired effect.
C. A. KING,  M.D.
The Soul of a Piano it tbe
Action.   Insist on the
Otto Higel Piano Action
Food or Liq or?
England Should Stop Use of Grain
in Distilleries
So long as the consequences fell
only upon themselves it was thc exclusive business of the people of
Great Britain whether they used
their grain supply for food or wasted it in making whisky, liul when
the people of Canada aud the United States arc ordered to put themselves on rations���and threatened
with being put on a compulsory ration system���in order to save England from starvation, it became also
thc legitimate business of the people of this continent whether grain
that is supplied to England is usrd
for food or wasted in the manufacture of drink. It would bc entirely
justifiable if the governments of
Canada and tbe United States stipulated that the destruction of grain in
the distilleries of England must stop
if the people of this continent arc to
be required to deny themselves food
in ^prder to supply grain to Great
Britain.���Edmonton  Bulletin.
There li more Catarrh In Oils section ol
lhe country than all other disca-.es nut lo-
-[ether, and Ior years it was supposed to be
incurable. Doctors prescribed local remedies,
and by constantly failing to cure with local
treatment, pronounced il incurable. Catarrh
is a local disease, greatly influenced by constitutional condition*, and therefore requires
constiulion.-.l treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufacluied by F. J. Cheney & Co.,
Toledo, Ohio, is a constitutional remedy, ls
taken internally nnd acts through the blood
on the Mucous Surfaces ol the System. One
Hundred Dollars reward is offered lor any
case that Hall's Catarrh Cure !ail3 to cure.
Send lor circulars and testimonial.-.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, Ohia,
Sold by  Druggists, 75c
Hall's Family  Pills for constipation.,
Really Polite
"Thc escaped convict was a very
polite fellow."
"How so:"
"He left behind him a note for the
warden asking to bc excused for the
liberty he was taking."���Baltimore
Minard's Liniment Cures Dandruff.
Force or Fame?
Germany will surrender nothing
that she now holds until she is obliged to, whether in Russia, in Bel-
I'itim, in Prance, or in thc Balkans.
Force or famine is the only argument she will ever recognize, and no
talk about peace will begin to bs
real until she is beaten in the battlefield and her strength humbled and
broken by privation ami defeat.-���
London  Daily Mail.
Australian Soldiers
Like Hospital Rinks
Anzacs Learn to Skate During Their J
Convalescence in Canada
The Australian soldiers, like tbe I
Canadians, have seen a bit of the
world in their military service, but
according to the men from the southern Commonwealth they have seen
nothing in thc way of sport that appealed to them more than the hockey
matches they have watched on the
Canadian rinks.
At Cobourg where a number o(
theS�� men arc under treatment in
the Ontario military convalescent
hospital they have enjoyed the open
air rink in connection with the institutions, and learned to cut a few
curves themselves. The iini*! expanses of skating surface in Canada
are a novelty to them.
"People should marry their oppo-
"Most people arc convinced that
they did."���Winnipeg Telegram.
Itched and Burned.  Wanted
to Scratch All the Time.
Scarcely Any Sleep.
"When 1 was fifteen years old, ecze-'
ma came in a rash, first on my head,
^r-s55_       then  on  my ears,  and
/S_5k_>\   afterwards on my body.
{ f ^__kk I* was very painful and
wa3 itching and burning
so I wanted to scratch
all the time.   1 scarcely
had any sleep.
"After I used fourcakes
of Cuticura Soap and six
boxes of Ointment I was
healed." (Signed) Mrs, R. H. Carlton,
Country Steep Creek, Sask., I- eb. 6. 17.
Clear tbe pores of impurities by dany
use of Cuticura Soap and occasional
touches of Cuticura Ointment. .
For Freo Sample Each by Man address post-card: "Cuticura, Dept. A,
Boston, U. S. A."   Sold everywhere. THE    REVIEW,    COURTNEY,   B.    0,
I tniloa, MsfesulM, aad Tarsal*
The brakesmen grinned, because
the binl ivas plain, li is .said on
Western railroads that when a conductor collects a fare lie throws the
memey al thc car roof and accounts
to the company for as mucli as Slicks
"Well," said the first man, "I
guess we'll take our chances and you
can |;i I into the caboose. You'll
find blankets and a blink where you
can lie down if you lake off your
boots and we'll dump you some-
Where's handy for catching the next
east hound."
Foster found the caboose comfortably warm. There was a stove
In tin- middle and iwo or three bunks
were fixed to the walls. In a felt
minutes the train thoy united for
wenl roaring past,   and   when   the
freight slarled one of the irien gave
him some supper. Then Ive got into
��� bunk nud went to sleep.
lie caught the nexl express goin;;
east, and on reaching Oiiawa, where
he had some lime to wait, half expected the man lie* had helped would
come, or send somebody to meet
him. Although liCwoie lhe lur coal
and stood in a conspicuous [dace, lie
was nol aeeosled, and presently
bought a newspaper, It threw no
light on lire matter- and for a lime
hc walked up and down, considering
If be would go to the police. This
was perhaps his duty, but it looked
as ii thc owner o". the coat had not
been molested. After all, the fellow
might be an absconding debtor, and
If not il was obvious that hc had
some reason for keeping his secret.
Foster decided to lcl him do so, and
went to choose a comfortable seal in
thc train.
When hc arrived at Montreal he
wenl to the Windsor ;,s he had been
told, but there was no letter or telegram waiting and none came during
thc day or two he stayed. On the
evening before Ire sailed he was sitting in the large entrance hall, which
is a feature of American and Canadian hotels, when he thought a man
some distance ofi looked hard at
him ovcr his newspaper. Foster only
caught a momentary glimpse of his
face, because he held up the pnper
as if to get a better light and people were moving aboul between
them; but he thought the man was
Daly, and after a few moments eare-
lessl}  crossed the floor.
A man sat at the spot he had
marked and the chairs on both sides
wcrc unoccupied, but when Foster
sat down in the nearest he saw- lhe
fellow was a stranger. This puzzled
him, since he did not think he had
been mistaken. It was, bo**j*evCf,
possible that Daly had been there,
but bad moved of}' quietly wjhen
Foster's view was obstructed. If so,
hc musl have had an object tor hiding, and Poster waited some minutes before be went lo the ofiice and
examined the guesl book. Daly's
name did not appear and he found
that nobody from, the West had sign-
the book recently.
"I wanted to see if a man I know
Is slaying here," he told the clerk.
"Thai's all right," said the o'Jicr.
"Quite a number of people have becn
looking for friends today."
Foster described Daly as well as
he could, and asked if he had examined the book.
"No," said the clerk. "Nobody
just like that had the register while
I've been about; but now I think of
It, a man who might meet Ihe bill
stood by while another looked at
thc last page." Then he indicated a
figure near the revolving door.
"There! that's who he was  with!"
As the man pushed lhc dodi round
Foster saw hi.s face, and knew him
for tin- stranger who had occupied
thc chair in which be had expected
to find Daly. Hc thanked thc clerk
snd went back thoughtfully to his
place, because it looked as if Daly
had been there and the other had
helped him steal away. If his surmise was correct, they might be trying lo follow Featherstone; but be
was, fortunately, out of their reach,
and Foster decided that he must not
exaggerate the importance of the
matter. After all, Daly might have
come to Montreal on business, and
thc rotunda of a Canadian hotel is
something of a public resort. Still,
he felt disturbed and presently gave
the clerk lhe fur coat, telling him to
deliver it when asked for. Hc felt
it a relief to get rid of the thing.
Next day be sailed on au Empress
liner, and on thc evening after   he
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relieved by Murine. Try It In
your Eyes and ln Baby's Eyes.
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reached England left the tram at a
lonely station in tho north. It was
not yet dark, and for a moment or
two hc stood on the platform looking about. There had been rain, and
the air bad a damp freshness thai
was unusual in Canada, ln the east
and north the sky was covered with
leaden cloud, against wliie.lt rounded
hilltops wcrc faintly marked, Rugged moors rolled in long slopes towards the west, where lhe horizon
was (lushed with vivid saffron and
delicate green. Up thc middle nf
the foreground ran a deep valley,
with blue shadows in its bottom and
touches of orange tight on its heathy
sides. There were few trees, although a line of black firs ran boldly to the crest of a neighboring rise,
and stone dykes were more common
than thc ragged hedges. Foster saw-
no ploughed land, and nothing except heather seemed lo grow on the
peaty soil, which looked black as jet
where the railway cutting pierced il
Indeed, he thought the landscape as
savage and desoiate a.s any he    bad
en in Canada, bin as he did not
like tame counlry this had a certain
While he looked about a man
came Up. He was elderly and dressed with extreme lu-alncss 111 old-
fashioned clothes, bul he had the
unmistakable look of a gentleman's
servant.   Though there was a small
I' in lhe road, be was obviously not
a professional chauffeur,
'You'll be Mr. Foster, sir, for the
Garth?" hc said.
Foster said he was, and the man
resumed: "Mr. Featherstone sent
the ear and Ilia apologies. Hc had
lo attend the court, being a magistrate, and hoped you would excuse
his not coining."
Then hc flicked up Foster's portmanteau and called a porter, who
was moving sonic clanging milk
cans, to bring his bag.
''Never mind; I'll take it," Foster
lold him.
"As you like, sir, but it's perhaps
not quite usual in this country," the
other answered in a deprecatory
'I suppose I ought to have remembered that," Foster agreed smiling.
lhcy crossed the platform, and
while they waited for thc bag tinman said respectfully, "Might I ask
ii' Mr, Lawrence was better when you
left, sit?   It was a disappointment to
It takes strength nml courage to nurse
the wuiiniliiil. livery womun should make
herself lit for war's rail at home or
abroad. Health and strength nro within
Hie reach of every woman. Thej are
Drought to you by Dr. fierce'a Favorite
Proscription, 'i'ako this medicine, and
thero's a safe ami cortain remedy {or the
chronic weaknesses, derangements, and
discuses pcculiur to women. It will build
up, strengthen, and invigorate every
''run-down" or dolicato woman. It assists the natural functions.
At some poriod in her life, a woman
requires a special tonic anil nervine.
If you're a tired or alTlictod womau,
turn to "Favorite Proscription," you
will llnd it never fails to benefit. Sold in
tablet or liquid form. 8onJ Dr. Pierce,
Pros. Invalids' Hotel and .Surgical Institute, Buffalo, N. Y., (or branch, Bridge-
burg, Ont.) 10c for trial pkg. tablets.
Toronto, Ont.���''I found 'Favorite
Proscription' a splendid tonic for womon.
801 0 thrici ago I became all run-down,
weak, norvous and
could not cat or
sleep. Had severe
backaches, pains in
my right side. I
took Favorite Pro-
iicription and it completely bttilt mo up
in health and relieved me of all the ^
annoying pains and aches."���Has,
Thomas Oiuntham, 425 Front St.
Niagara Falls, Ont.���"During middle
age, I began to go down in health. I
would becomo dizzy, black spots would
appoar beforo my eyea. I also suffered
with scvero pains in tho back of my head
and my back would acho continually. I
was most miserable when I began taking
Favorite Prescription, but by its uas I
camo through this critical period in a
good healthy ccmditi*.n. It la a splendid
medicine for women at this time of life."
���Mas. W. F. Tuktsisl, 187 Bridge St.
first gun. It wasn't my regular duty,
sir, but he was the only son nnd 1
looked after him. If I say so, we
were much upset when wc heard that
he was ill."
Then the bag was brought, and as
the car ran across the moor Foster
noted the smooth, hard surface of
lhc wet road. The country was wild
and desolate, but they had 110 roads
like this in Canada, except perhaps
in one or two of the larger cities. Indeed, in Western towns he knew it
was something of an adventure to
cross the street during the spring
thaw. The light got red and angry
as they dipped into the valley; the
firs on the hillcrest stood out black
and sharp, and then melted into the
grey background. A river pool
shone with a ruby gleam that suddenly went out, and the dim water
vanished into the shadow, brawling
among the stones.
(To Pe Continued..
its when we heard hc could not
conic home."
Foster liked the fellow. Hc was
very formal, but seemed to include
himself in his master's family.
"Yes," he said. "In fact. I expect
he'll bc quite well in a month or
two. I suppose you were at the
Garth before my partner left'"
"I've served Mr. Featherstone for
thirty years, sir, and led Mr. Lawrence's first pony and    cleaned    his
British Rule in India
The following is taken from a letter from the quartermaster-general
in India to the general officers commanding divisions and independent
"I am directed to point out that at
present there appears to be considerable diversity of opinion regarding
tbe number of buttons and thc
method of placing the same on the
mattresses in use in hospitals.
"I am therefore to request that in
future all hospital mattresses should
be made up with fifty-three buttons
placed in fifteen rows of four and
three alternately."
This sould convince our readers
that even India has at last grasped
thc idea of the war and is getting a
move on.���Punch.
A certain tribe in the Zambesi
country will have to get along in an
"altogether" costume for some time,
the Ladies' Aid Society of Ibe Rnp-
tist church of Gary, Indiana, having
received word that its yearly contribution of clothing for the heathen
went down on a steamship which recently struck a mine.
Thc use of cream has been discontinued for the period of the war at
Rideau Hall, thc residence of their
Excellencies t'.c Duke and Duchess
of Devonshire.
It is really impossible to treat Catarrh, unless by inhaling the soothing
germ-killing vapor of
Catarrhozone. Its
rich, fragrant essences are breathed
from the inhaler lo
eveti1 sore, diseased
spot in the breathing
organs, Not a sim-'c
���derm can escape the
healing fumes of Catarrhozone which arts
on the infected linings
of the nose and_ throat
just as an ointment
would act on a rut
fim-er. Vou see Catarrhozone soothes,
cleanses, heals. It cannot fail lo reach and
cure Catarrh; il's simply a wonder on weak
throats. bronrW.il
coughs, deafness buzzing ears, and all other svmptoms of Catarrhal co'd.
Get Cptarrhozone
today. Cnmolete outfit rosls $1.0(1 and i_
sufficient fcr th.-ee
nontlis' use. Smaller
sizes Wc, all dealers
or the Catarrhozone
Co., Kingston, Ont.,
Far From the Battle's Din
First Captured  Hun���Yot vos  der
barbed wire for, friendt?
Second Captured Htm���To keep us
in, of course.
Firstt with great   astonishment)���
Who vants to    get    omit?���London
Some of the P.ritish battleships
have searchlights so powerful that a
newspaper may be read by their
li"'it bv a person IR miles away.
Parcels for Soldiers
Para Sani-Wrapper
A heavily coated, strong waxed
paper, moistuie proof and air proof.
The pleasure ot the boys in the
trenches will be doubled it their eatables and smokes are received in good
Para-Sani Household Rolls
PARA-SANI is put up in rolls, and a convenient cabinet is supplied that may be fastened
in a convenient place in the kitchen. PARA-
SANI is better paper than is usually supplied in
sheets and cheaper in the long run.
Write for particulars or ask your dealer.
Appleford Counter Check Book Co., Ltd.
The Courtenay Review
Aud Comox Valley Advocate
A  Weekly  Newspaper, Published at
Courteuay, II. 0,
N. II. Bodbn, Kditor and Proprietor
Subscription Sl.r'.n per Year in Advance
#2.00 per aiinuiii if not so paid
THURSDAY Al'RII. 11, 1918
Notes and Comments
Teach Them English
That the western educational
-.>iobl-in .should lie looming up a.s
out- of lirst importance i.s a healty
sign. At a recent convention of
Saskatchewan School Trustees Association the members look an emphatic stand for exclusive Instruction in English in the public schools
aud that a trustees qualification
must be his ability to speak and
understand English. This followed a similar stand a few weeks ago
by the organized farmers, If tlie
school leg islation for the young
provinces in western Canada had
been drafted originally from a pure
ly national j *>int of view, rather
than from a paro:hial angle, there
would he now uo cause for these
ever recurrin* campaigns for such
common sense laws as will properly
Cauadiani/e the complex forces of
newcomers from all lands. If the
object cannot be obtained through
the primary schools it never will
be��� and therein bus been the
weakness of our whole educational
system in foreign colonies, The
privilege of instruction in their
own language duridg certain hours
has too frequently led to abuse of
that privilege, will the result that
such instruction that they get lias
too often been other than English
Ever anxious to court the vote
in such districts, the professiona'
politician does not improve matters
In fact, such men are a real menace. Invariably the immigrant is
more anxious to have his family
properlv educated bv English instructors than is the machine politician. Too much intelligence is
not good for his business.
Germany Cannot Win
Germany is progressing disintegrating, industrially, economically
financially, aud i.i the respect of j
the world. By her brutality, sea |
piracy, intrigue, and utter lack of
respect for treaties and the rights
of neighboring states, she has called down upon her race the hate of
all peoples apart from her own allies, such as the Turks; and unless
she soon makes nn acceptable
peace, she need not rebuild her
merchant fleet, for there will be no
"arket for lier goods in the Brilish
Empire, America, Afiica, or Asia.
Germany is not onlv blockaded by
the allied armies nml fleets, but
also by the public resentment of
christian nations, who will uot
again trade with industrial oermnny
until she tuukes restoration and reparation for her devastation of invaded countries. And the Huns
depend upon foieign trade for their
The seas are closed to Germany
by France, the United States and
Japan, and will not again be opened until the claws of militarism are
drawn, aud a government responsible to the people acquiesces in a
democratic peace with democratic
Intelligent Germans know all this
and the peace oiler now emanating
from the Kaiser and his advisers is
but the result of ever increasing
pressure by Wilhelm's awakening
subjects. While Prussian diplomats are scheming to take advantage of democratic Russia's inexperience, tliei are, according to reliable advices, quite ready to conclude pence with the Allies on a
basis of no indemnities nor annexation.', so far as France and Belgium
;are concerned, Tliis is quite a
modern tion of their former proposals, and the day seems not far distant when llie Huns' war lords
musl bow to the will of democracies and recognize that "me and
oott" is an exploded fallacy.
It Ink.** a busy body to keep
trouble going and slill have a
large supply on hand.
Ladies and Gent's Tailor
Now Showing New Spring Suitings
McPhee Block    -    Courtenay
Buggies and Express Wagons
All Rigs Guaranteed and Sold at tlie Lowest Possible Price
Blacksmith ard Onrri*ige Builder
t^ZT^fp Royal
for all figures���always on sale
A bread-making I'lour Hint mensures up to the needs ol tlie most
exacting housewife.
A conservation Flour made (rom the very choicest Canadian Mo.
1 hard wheat, and containing no admixture of other grains
A I'lour that yields a loaf of delightful wholesomeness and of a
pleasing nutty flavour
Superior Quality
Absolute Uniformity
Royal Standard I'lour is a llritish Columbia product���milled hy
men who are masters of their craft���men who take pride in sustaining the reputation of a I'losr whose mime is a household word
in llritish Columbia today,
As a direct result of conservation methods much wheat has been
saved for the Allies. II the patriotic housewife will use, say, 25
per cent, of " Kuyal Standard Kye I'lour" when she measures
out her baking allowance of "Royal Standard," she will find
her bread looses nothing in appetising flavor, and have the satisfaction of knowing that she is practicing "conservation" iu
the fullest sense ol the term.
Look for the " Circle V " on every sack
Royal Standard Grain Products Agency
Phone 33, End ol Bridie B. Towler,  Mjr.
a. i *w��-*****~*��-ii��)*w ***-***^*t-*>*n
of Premises
Large corner store added
to Present Stand
623-5 Johnson St.
Great Clearance Sale
at 716 Yate Street
All Goods Must be  Cleared
Seabrook Young
Johnson and Broad Street
Victoria, B. C.
We have an Exhibit of a Large
Assortment of New Patterns
Store Between Bridges
Esquimalt  &   Nanaimo   Railway
For   Victoria���11.35    Monday,  Wednesday    and
Friday, connecting at Parksville Junction with train
Jfor Port Alberni,
From   Victoria���9.00   Tuesday,     Thursday,   and
Saturday, connecting at  Parksville Junction  with
train from   Port   Alberni, and^arriving at Courtenay at 16.10.
Phone RQ60
_LA|tnt Coorttuj,.
Comox Livery  Stable
Phone 84 L
Auto Truck Meets all Boats
and Courtenay Trains
Autos and Teams for Hire
at reasonab'e rates
-V ��� * * i i t s Audited and
Books Kept
Office with Hicks Beach &  Field
Tun'ng and Repairing
Here about Apl. 1
Leave orders a! Review office
Our supply of Grain, Grass and Field Seeed has
arrived.       If you   have   not  already reserved a
supply please see us
Try B. & K.   Baby   chick food   for those newly
hatched chicks.     All grocers handle it
The Brackman-Ker Milling Co. Ltd.
Courtenay Branch
The Telephone Serves
Ordinarily we do not consider the telephone, It is there on the
wall, -in-l.il we want to talk to someone we use it. When we are doing
something else, we forget about it. The telephone is just like a member ol one's family���we know it is always there when wanted, and that
it never tails us.
Just like a member of one's family, the telephone would be missed
mightily, if it were not in it's place, bay in, day out, through the
night, at all times, the telephone is always teady to serve.
British Columbia  Telephone Co.
ThecostofLivi���gisHighGRAND DISPLAY
Still There's Nothing Like Leather  Willard's Harness Emporium
Fine Showing of Horse Blankets,  Lttf
Rugs, Gloves, Trunks, Suit Cases, Etc.
Harness Repaired Neatly
Cumberland anil C.ut'e'.ay
Practical Shoemaker antl Repair
| iNext to Hardv & Biseoe THE COURTENAY REVIEW
Our Allies Must Be Fed
DESPITE war conditions, we have not as yet felt the pinch
of hunger in Canada. Consequently, it is difficult for us
to realize the grave need for increased food production in
order that others may be fed. At no time is Europe self-supporting
in the matter of food. After nearly four years of war, our Allies
are living from hand to mouth, depending entirely on the safe
arrival of food ships from across the Atlantic.
Because of our comparative nearness to our Allies, and because
of our wide, fertile areas, this continent must continue to feed
Europe. If we fail, hundreds of thousands of people may starve
and our armies be denied a conclusive victory.
A bumper crop, a record harvest and increased meat production in Canada
will be worth the winning of many battles to the Empire and our Allies at
this critical period.
Increased Production Imperative
Canada must raise for export at least 250,000,000 bushels of wheat more in
1918 than in 1917, to enable the Allies to maintain even their present
restricted rations.
They shall NOT starve!	
make that your slogan.
Plans have been formulated which,
on the authority of The Director of
Agricultural Labor, positively ensure that labor will be provided
when needed, to harvest the maximum crop. Authorities agree that
the world-wide shortage of food will
continue for years after the war.
The farmer is assured a ready and
profitable market for all the grain
and meat that he can produce.
The Empire depends on the Canadian Farmer to
carry on.
Cumberland Hotel
Good Accomodation      Cnsiiie Itxcellen
Wm. Merryfield
Sand and Gravel
Rales Reasonable
P. McBryde's
Bakery and Tea Rooms
Brown's Block, Courtenay
jj The Best'and cheapest brend 111 the district
12   18oz.   Loaves  for i,$1
Vancouver and Victoria 10 18 oz. loaves f 1
We invite anyone to dispute the above advertisement'
Shop Only Where You are Invited to Shop
The baker of Better Bread
Opposite the city hall
Canada Food Board
Canadians have for perhaps a
generation been a y ung nation of
wasters. The naUital resources of
this country have been so bountiful
that our people have be_n inclined
to consider then inexhaustible. In
the matter of food particularly,
millions of dollars are wasted every
year, Wheat, for example, is wasted on the farm; wasted on the road
to the mill iii some cases; wasted at
the elevator; wasted throughout
the course of it's transportation,
wasted at the flour mill by reason
of the over-refinment of flour to
which we have become accustomed ;
wasted iu the homes. Ol foodstuffs
in general it is calculated that $50-
000,000 per autini is a conservativs
estimate of waste that has gone on
in Canada in recent years,
Canada is now involved in the
greatest war of all "time;   She i.
fighting a nation who has organiz
1 ed her resources, men and material
on a most thorough, modern, sys-
1 tematic basis, The wastefulness
j which goes on in Germany in time
of peace is *imall in comparison to
I that which characterizes this continent, including Can; da. In time
of war, Germany still more strictly
conserves and organizes, otherwise
she could not withstand practically
al! the rest of the civilized world in
thi." struggle. In the four years of
war the lessons of organization and
avoiding waste have been brought
home tu the British people and to
the dominions overseas, ''Waste
in war time is a crime" said the
Canadian Food Controller, and his
words have been paralelled by the
Food Controllers of Great Britaiu
nud the United States.
In Canada   this statement  has
now   become  literally   true.    By
I reason of tin orc|er-iii-c6uucil   now
in effect as tlie law of Canada, the
Governor-General iu Council on
the recommendation of the Minis.
ter of Agriculture, and persuaut
of the advice of the Canada Food
Board, acting on the power conferred upon them by the War Measures Act, has penalized wilful
waste of food due to careless or
faulty st.rage It is now the duty
ol each muuioipa|it,' in Canada to
enforce this regulation within its
municipal limit*}, Where conviction is obtained, in a case of waste
of focd or food products, resulting
from carelessness or from the manner of storage or any oilier avoidable cause, a fine nut exceeding
jSi.ooo and not less than $100, or a
periodof imprisonment not exceeding three months, or both fine and
imprisonment, will lie imposed,
This fine shall accrue to the municipality or the province, depending
upon the authority of the officer
conducting the prosecution, The
Cauada Food Board is empowered
to seize food which is tn danger of
deterioration from improper storage
or other causes, and have it sold,
This new law should ma���e it possible to prevent cases of food which
has been stored too long, having
to be thrown out or destroyed,
Hospital Auxiliary  Meeting
There will be a meeting ill thu
I O D E tea rooms on Tuesday
afternoon, April 16th, at 3 p. in.
in order lo form a Courtenay and
San wick branch of the St. Joseph's
Hospital Auxiliary. The Auxiliary will help iiinkti nii-lil gowns,
hot water hug covers, t-t-*. lot tl.-r*
sick at the hospital, and it is
hoped that a large number of ta
dies will try and be present, aud
if each ineiiiuer could give two or
three hours a mouth to tbe work
the result would be very gratifying
The dues, which art- used to buy
material, are ten cunts per month.
 _--. *> ���*���	
The Germans believe that they
have won the war and that the
longer it lasts the greater will be
their final victory. Germany'*
conviction thai she has won thi.*
war and must now prepare for the
next, That is why no diplomatic
advances on the part of the Allies
will affect or deflect her in the
least. Tbat also is why we have
no option but to go on until she is
Sir Robert Borden, in the Canadian Food Bulletin, bas appealed
for greater production of foodstuffs
in Cauada. "It is the earnest hope
of tho government that every citizen will realize his or her personal
individual duty" says Sir Ro&ert
Borden's message. "Mere voluntary observation will not be enough
The crisis is grave and urgent beyond possible exaggeration. '
Lahore! s on concrete work in
Vancouver are asking 75 ceuts an
hour for handling wheelbarrows
filled with concrete, Employers
think this too high.
The  Whist Drive
and Dance
at the
Elk Hotel Comox
FridayEvg. April 12
Proceeds to buy a piano   lor  the district
Ad mission -Cards and Refreshments 5uc
Dance, gents 50c
Do You
The Courtenay Review
Family Herald aud Weakly Star
and the Daily Province-   ���
for one year
for $6 THE    REV-TEW,    COUTJTNEY,    B.    0.
While the Aggregate Marketable Value oi the Grain Crops has
Enormously Increased During the War Period, the Production
Increase is Unfortunately but Fractional in Comparison
it is to be hoped that Nature will
smile with favor upon the organized
effort which the department of agriculture, under the leadership ol lho
Hon. T, A. Crerar, i-. making to increase production on the   farms of
Canada  (luring  the  ensuing    SCHS0I1.
Since llic outbreak ni the war thero
lias been an enormous increase In
the productive value ol die field
crops of the Dominion, According
to a recent catimati ot lhc census
bureau the aggregate value of llic.
grain, fodder and rool crops for 1917
was $1,144,636,450, Compared with
the crop of 1914 tllis is tin increase
of $506,056,150, or 7').-? per cent. '
��� This Increase, so fat ar- value is
concerned, is satisfactory as *"*cll as
remarkable, materially contributing,
ai it has, to the wealth and, prosperity of the country. Without it the
Dominion could not have floated domestic loans to the extent she lias.
Neither could she havo established
thc enormous credits slu; has in behalf of the imperial government in
order to provide payment fcr war
material and food products purchased on export account.
On llic other hand, however, this
increase in productive value is very
largely due to enhanced market
prices, the Rain in quantity of production being but fractional in comparison, And while value is necessarily a matter of great importance,
quantity is even more so just now,
when in thc winning of the war an
ample supply of food is as essential
as an ample supply of munitions.
During the four-year period of
1910-13 Canada's annual average
production of grain, ten descriptions
in all, wai- 661,528,000 bushels. Last
year it was 736,972,0011 bushels, or a
gain of but 11.40 per cent., by no
means a mailer for congratulation.
The aggregate marketable value of
these ten descriptions of grain for
thc harvest of 1917 was, on the- other
hand, in excess of that of the annual
average of 1910-13 to the amount of
$552,585,350, or 171 per cent., the total figures being $875,532,350 and
$322,947,000, respectively.
Of the various kinds of grain produced in Canada the principal interest naturally relates lo wheat. In
this particular grain last year's yield
of 233,742,850 bushels exceeded the
annual average of thc 1910-13 period
by 29,030,850 bushels, or 14.18 per
cent. While this is a slightly better
increase than the average for all
grains, yet it pales to insignificance
when the fact is taken into consideration that value increase was $317,-
237,600, or 233 per cent. Had last
year's Increase in quantity ovcr the
1910-13 annual average been one-half
that credited to thc value, we and
our allies would be considerably less
perturbed regarding thc supply of
breadstuff's than we arc at present.
Oats, the next grain in order of
importance, last year increased over
thc four-year period of 1910-13 by
51,763,800 bushels, or 14.73 per cent.,
while in value the appreciation was
$158,678,300, or 134 per cent.
While in view of the fact that
only from 12 to 14 per cent, of thc
arable land of thc Dominion is tinder
cultivation, ample resources arc
available for increasing production,
yet it wtmld appear that, after all,
the great need is more intensive cultivation rather than increased acreage. The average yield of wheal
runs, as a rule, from two to six
bushels per acre higher than in the
United Slates, yet hy thc more general application of modern methods
of cultivation thc standard could undoubtedly hc materially raised. This
is a doctrine the late C. C. James
preached persistently, And it will
stand persistent preaching Still. Even
granting that it may not bc possible
for wheal production in Canada to
attain the high standard of 31 to 40
bushels per acre, as credited to the
Britisii Isles for the five-year period
of 1911-15, yet it is undoubtedly
within the realm of possibility to
materially improve upon thc 16.51
average of lhe Dominion for thc
6amc period. Improved methods of
cultivation will undoubtedly produce
better average yields of all grain
crops. And in this, the three hundred and fust year since Canada had
its first distinct farm, it is particularly apropos lhat wc should seriously set ourselves to the task of doing so.���Toronto Globe.
Canada's Trade
The last trade returns show that
Canada's total trade has increased
from $1,000,000,000 in 1913, thc year
before thc war, to $2,024,000,000 in
1917. Export trade has increased
threefold during the period, the figures being $400,000,000 in 1913, and
$1,200,000,000 in  1917.    In the    year
ftrior to the war Canada's bank clear-
ngs totalled $9,260,000,000; last year
the total clearings amounted to $12,-
550,000,000, an increase of morc than
three billions.
Use Arable Land
O. Indian Reserves
Government   Has   Scheme   to   Increase Production of Grain
and Livestock
Announcement wa:- made by Hon.
Arthur Mcighcn, minister of interior
of a comprehensive plan to Increase
grain and livestock production in
Western Canada'by llie utilization
of the large productive area., within
tlie Indian reserves and the labor of
the Indians themselves,
W, M. Graham, inspector of Indian agencies, South Saskatchewan
inspectorate, has been appointed :i
commissioner for the department of
Indian affairs in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. He will have
charge of the working oul of details
of the plan. Mr. Graham will make
arrangement with the Indians for
the leasing of reserve lauds, which
maybe needed for grazing or cultivation, and for the compensation to
bc paid the Indian:-.
Under the provisions of the war
measures act lhc sum of $300,000
will bc advanced from the war appropriations to the department of
Indian affairs for the purchase of
machinery and instruments, livestock and seed, wire, and for rentals, salaries and expenses. It is
proposed to refund this amount to
the war appropriation from revenues
arising out of the production of
grain and livestock on the   reserves.
Mr. Graham is authorized lo organize the employees of the department of Indian affairs and thc Indians themselves in :-. scheme to
produce from the reserves additional supplies of food now so greatly
needed. Hc will formulate a policy
for each reserve r-nd lufve charge of
marketing the yield of grain and
livestock. He will have sole management of this work, subject to the approval of the superintendent-general
of  Indian affairs.
Last season the Indians on the
various reserves harvested 654,644
bushels of grain, while their livestock amounted to 22,362 head.
W.    N,    U.    1200
Increasing: Prosperity
Figures Demonstrated the   Rapidity
With Which Province Is
Some significant figures were
quoted by the provincial treasurer of
Manitoba in introducing his budget
for the coming year. These figures
demonstrated the rapidity with
which the province is developing,
and the prospcriiy of its people, and
are an indication of the progress of
the whole o(_Wcstern Canada, where
conditions are similar to those of
ln 1913, the year before the war
began, Manitoba's hank clearings
amounted to $1,167,000,000; last year
they amounted to $2,653,000,000, an
increase ol approximately $1,500,000-
000, or 125 per cent.
In 1915, the banner year of Western Canada, Manitoba's production
was valued at $260,000,000; its total
production of 1917 is valued at $308-
000,000���an increase of $88,000,000
ovcr that record year. Thc value of
butler and cheese produced in Manitoba rose from $1,500,000 in 1913. to
$6,000,000 in 1917. Last year $600,000
worlh of breaking was done and
buildings to the value of $2,629,000
were erected by Manitoba farmers.
The bank deposits of the province
increased by $500,000,000 since 1913.
Insect Pests Cost State $40,000,000
Pennsylvania in 1917 suffered a
loss of ai least $40,000,000 through
the damage done its crops by insect
pests, according to a table prepared
by J. G. Sanders, slate economic zoologist. This sum of money, even
at prevailing prices, would construct
annually 1,143 miles of concrete road
sixteen feet in width; and in nine
years would build the entire 18,200
miles of thoroughfare comprising
what is known as thc main road system of the state. The loss in Pennsylvania is perhaps no greater proportionately than in adjoining states,
but it is quite unnecessary, according
to Mr. Sanders.
Store the Ice
By storing all thc natural ice that
it is possible to harvest, ice companies, farmers, creamery owners
and others will help materially In
saving ammonia this year. Even at
the present time there is an absolute
shortage of ammonia in the United
States of 60,000,000 pounds per annum for war and commercial purposes.
"A friend," said Uncle Eben, "is a
man dat laughs at yoh funny stories
even if dry ain't so good, an* sympathizes wif yoh misfortunes, even
If dey ain't so bad."���Washington
Fighting thc Submarine
Encouraging Survey of the Shipping
Situ__.on by a United States
Official statements, both from lhe
United Stales and England, give
grounds for optimism concerning the
general shipping situation. Mr. Bain-
bridge Colby, a member of the United States shipping board, goes 8.0 far
as to say that the shipping problem
is solved. "America's stupendous
ship-building program is lhc answer
to thc submarine." The recent parliamentary statement of Sir jlric
Gcddcs, thc new first lord of thc
British admiraliy, gives more definite
reasons for thinking that (he German Mil.marine lias done its worst.
The net losses in P'itlsl) shipping in
three and a half years ot warfare,
have amounted to two and a half
million tons. That is, England has
lhat much less tonnage Bllont, now
than in August, 1914. Hut the explanation for this falling off, Sir
Eric says, is not primarily the German submarine. For the first two
years of. thc war, lhe English shipyards almost stopped building mercantile ships, devoting all their energies to constructing war vessels. The
annual output of warships in England has exceeded the product of
peace years by 300 or 400 per cent.
Thc general Impression that England's navy is at least twice as large
as when war broke out is apparently
substantiated by (his official declaration. British yards can now luni
their attention (o recouping the losses in England's mercantile fleet.
Sir Eric supplies another new fact:
had England in these three vears ol
war maintained her construction of
mercantile ships on the pre-war level
English shipping, despite the deprc
dalions of thc submarines, would bc
two or three million Ions lo thc
good. Now lhal lhe llritish yar _
havc begun building merchant ships
on a much greater scale than pr*
vailed before 1914, the chances
making good lo losses seem favorable.
Since February, 1917, when Germany's unrestricted campaign began, England has lost three million
tons���at the rate of about \ 300,000
tons a month. How much shipping
has been constructed in that same
period? From January 1 to June, according to Chairman Hurley, Ameri-
ran yards launched 500,000 tons; that
s, even before thc United Stale,
adopted its present large program,
wc were building at thc rate of onc
million tons a year. Shipping statistics are so entangled that it is impossible to tell how many tons England has turned out in this same
period. We can get some idea of
British capacity, even before thc augmentations required by war, front
the fact that, in 1913, British yards
turned out three million tons. Probably the statement is therefore entirely justified that English and
American yards havc replaced-^ at
least two million of the three million tons which England has lost
since February, 1917. But there
have been other sinkings than those
ol 'English ships. The best figures
estimate thai Germany has becn destroying about 500,000 tons a month
of the world's shipping since she decided to play her lasl card. This is
at the rale of six million tons a
vear. If English shipyards produce
three million tons and American five
million tons, it is quite apparent that
Germany has failed, even though thc
English and American navies find no
more effective method of handling
the submarine. Though Mr. H. L.
Ferguson, president of the Newport
News Shipbuilding company insists
that our yards will produce only
three million tons in 1918, Chairman
Hurley still promises five million
So far as our program���the situation on paper���is concerned, the
German submarine is already defeated. But our shipyards arc still disorganized, the labor problem is still
unsolved, and there is yet no definite
assurance thai we shall build five
million tons this year. The necessity
for action exists as much as ever.���
From the World's Work.
The Canadians at Hargicourt
The Canadians who raided the
German lines at Hargicourt, in thc
region between Cambrai and St.
Qucntin, arc not a part of General
Currlc's corps, but consist of a Canadian cavalry brigade who, dismounted, take their place from time
to time in thc front line. They form
part of Sir Julian Byng's third army,
and have been down in the region
cast of Pcronne, save during brief
intervals, for the better part of a
year, ln March, 1917, these Canadian cavalrymen, mounted, followed
up the retreating Germans from the
Ancrc Brook and harried their rearguards. They made some notable
raids while in the line last summer,
and were used as cavalry during the
Cambrai operations. It was announced several weeks ago that Uie
Canadian horsemen penetrated almost to Cambrai itself on that occasion and took many prisoners.���
Toronto Globe.
Cretmery Ha* Successful Year
During the twelve months ending
October 31st, 1917, 187,000 pounds ol
butter was made at the creamery at
Lanigan, Saskatchewan, cream being
received from 760 farmers. A bonus
of two cents a pound butter fat has
been paid to all patrons, whether
shareholders or Dot, but shareholders also received a dividend in addition to the bonus,
No More Conscious Bid for World Power has been Witnessed
Since the Days of Julius Caesar, but All the Deep-Laid Plans
Seem Doomed to Failure
What Eleven
Yean Have Done
And What Can Be Accomplished on
the Fertile Lands of Western
In 1907 Mr. T. G, Flynn began
farming in Alberta. At lhat time hc
was not overburdened wilh lhe
world's goods, Afler riding inure
than sixlj miles across counlry, he j njMjc���
settled Oil a quarter section about
twelve miles south of what is now
lhe town of Czar, on lhe Canadian
Pacific line from Winnipeg to Edmonton, Ho built himself a log hut
and a snd barn, and with two Indian ponies broke about fifteen acres
during his lirst season. Before winter he put up sufficient hay for his
two ponies and two cows which be
had secured as wages for work
done for neighbors, ln the follow
ing spring lu- procured seed and
planted his laud wilh wheat and also
broke another fifteen acres. At this
time the country was not so well
settled as it is now. To reach tin-
nearest railway more than sixtv
miles fiad to be trekked over indifferent trails. There was much to
discourage a man working alone.
Hut Flynn kept on. Then harvest
time came. When he had threshed
his meagre patch, he had more grain
than on many a well-established
farm in Ontario���lhc province lie
had come from.
Eleven years have elapsed since
then. Mr. Flynn has experienced
good and bad seasons, but hc has
steadily prospered. Today hc is
farming six hundred and forty
acres, four hundred acres of which
arc under cultivation. He has onc
hundred and sixty acres in onc slimmer fallow for seeding this spring.
His receipts from grain alone last
season approached very nearly to
thc ten thousand dollar mark. His
log cabin has given place to a mod-
cm bungalow, with eleven rooms,
lighted by its own power plant and
supplied with an individual water
unit. In place of a sod barn he has
put up an up-to-date stock barn
which has cost approximately $2,000
to erect. A windmill and power
house occupies the site behind his
old log cabin.
Mr. Flynn has not specialized in
any particular branch of farming,
both grain growing and stock raising have received his attention.
Year after year he lias grown a
larger area of wheat. He has always raised sufficient hogs to supply his home needs and to pay for
harness, oil, and binder twine. He
considers there is big money in a
small number of hogs in Alberta at
any price. Hc has gone in for
Shorthorn cattle, and at the present
time eighty head bear his brand. In
place of the two cayuses with which
lie began, he has twenty head of
first-class working horses.
The success of Mr. Flynn is not
extraordinary. It is just a fair example of what can be accomplished
on Alberta's fertile lands by one
who is determined to succeed. "Is
it possible to duplicate Mr. Flynn's
success now?" may bc asked. The
answer is "Yes." Compared with
eleven years ago conditions are, if
anything, morc favorable to success
than they wcrc then. For all llis
produce the farmer is now receiving
prices which al that time were undreamed of. Improved roads and
closer proximity to railways enable
him to place his produce on the market with considerably less expense
and trouble than was the case a decade ago. Social conditions have
also greatly improved during the
last ten years, It seems reasonable
to predict there will be more examples of such success as Mr.
Flynn's in Alberta during the next
decade than there has been in the
Characteristic Britons
_ Glasgow had undertaken thc erection of new buildings for a Britisii
industries fair, it was to have been
in full swing March 11 to March 22.
Prolonged frost blocked progress on
the buildings and the opening date
has been advanced to May 6.
Old London, despite its air raids
and war-time worries, will open a
similar fair on March 11 as arranged.
No doubt the British people find
this war a beastly annoyance, but
industrial fairs are necessary, and,
really, they must have them.���Ottawa Journal.
Mrs. Alljaw was feeling sentimental and pensive. "When T die," said
she to her husband, "I want you to
have this sentence placed ��� on my
monument: 'Then 1* peace and
quiet in heaven,"' "I think," rejoined Mr. Alljaw, "it would be
more appropriate to say: 'There was
peace and quiet In heaven.'"���The
Germany's Program
No More  Conscious Bid for World
Power Since the Time of
Julius Caesar
Never since the days of Julius
Caesar has there been a more conscious -*ffU resolute determination to
establish a world dominion by (he
subjugation of all nations, peoples,
kindreds and tongues, and hy thc
. of the seas, 'lhc German
-.ehetric appears to have becn (1) >n /
Conjunction with Austria-Hungary to
secure complete ascendency iu the
Near East; (2) lo crush France, annex her eastern provinces, and rc-
diue her to permanent subordination
to the policy of Berlin; (3) to absorb into lhc Teutonic empire, iu
one form or another, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, and Norway; (4) lo
challenge aud destroy Great Britain,
obtain Ihe command of the sea, and
form a great colonial empire out of
the lirilish dominions; (5) finally, if
necessary, to defy the Monroe Doctrine, and secure the hegemony of
the New World.
A variety of causes postponed the
inauguration of this predatory program, thc most important being the
revival of the principle of the balance of power and lhc consequent
formation of the Triple Entente. In
this effort to maintain peace with
honor, and to support alike the concert of Europe and national independence, France (the power most
immediately menaced) look the lead
in 1891 when she made a military
convention with Russia; Russia took
the next slcp in initiating the negotiations which terminated in the definite Franco-Russian alliance of
1896; Great Britain followed, a late
third, alarmed in her turn by the
Krugcr telegram, the marked German unfriendliness to thc Boer war,
and, above all, by the German navy
bill of 1898 and 1900 which obvious-'
ly portended a challenge to Brilish
sea power. She made an entente
with France in 1904 and with Russia
in 1907. Thus was restored the balance of. power in F.urope, and by
means of it German ambition was
held in check, ar.d peace among the
greater states maintained till 1914.
It was hoped that Germany would
realize that to succeed in her inflated dreams of world dominion in the
face of so formidable a coalition
would bc impossible, and that accordingly she would recover from
her madness and would return to the
paths of equality and harmony. But
it was not to be. She was drunk with
the easy victories of 1864-71, exalted
by material prosperity, obsessed by
a conviction of her own pre-eminence, filled with jealousy, hatred
and contempt for all other peoples.
Hence in 1914, when she thought
that the scales inclined decisively in
her own favor, she put her lortttnes
and the fate of the world to the
test,_-ind proclaimed the advent of
"The Day." Fortunately, she had
made gross miscalculations, and victory did not so speedily or so conclusively crown her arms as she had
expected; but "even now it is scarcely possible to realize how appalling
was the danger from which we escaped, and how fatal worild have
been the least weakness or delay
during the critical days at thc beginning of August, 1914."
The Triple Entente, unhappily, had
not been strong enough .u establish
a balance of power stable enough to
maintain the peace of thc world;
France, Russia and Britain wcrc all
weakened by internal disorders and
military unreadiness. It was, however, to the amazement and dismay
of Germany, strong enough to put a
check upon the first wild rush of
the Teutonic hosts towards victory,
and strong enough, as we trust, to
prepare the way for the final    dis-
omfiture of their plans for universal
empire. It is to the restoration of
the balance of power, with its ideals
of liberty and equality for all nations
great and small, that we confidently
look as the immediate outcome of
the victory of the allies in the present war.���Prof. F. J. C. Hearththan
in the Fortnightly Review.
Alberta Fur Production
It is estimated by one of the leading fur dealers in Calgary that tho
amount of the returns from fur production itf Alberta this year will be
between ten and fifteen million dollars. This is a considerable increase
over any previous year, and a large
export business is developing. It is
said that before the summer comes
50,000 coyote pelts and 1,500.000
rat skins will have been shipped out
of the province. A large number of
the rat skins are going to England
to be used in lining coats for men in
the aviation division.
The government of Uruguay will
establish a school for farm foremen,
the pupils being limited to young
men unable to pay for their cauca- TOE    KRyru-w,    f-OTTRTNEY,    B.    0.
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Doom of King: Alcotiol
When Every Grog Shop in the Country Is Closed Forever
Sonio morning, between now and
A.D. 1925, wc shall awake to find
that every cheap grog simp in the
country is closed forever, liow this
will add to the gains of the worldl
The American nation will he richer
at the close of every year than it
is now by more than $1,000,1)00,(100,
which is now expended for whisky.
With the vast sum saved, how thc
comfort of the toiling masses will bc
increased! Their poverty will be
translated to coinpelcnc-*, their
homes made hygienic ami comfortable, industrial ami scientific schools
will he established for theni and thc
immitigable sorrows of their wives
and children will bc comforted. "Thc
prisons and penitentiaries of the
present time will bc relieved of more
than half their inmates, lhc insane
asylums will hc depleted, and fewer
children will come into thc world
with defective minds and bodies."
The world will then take a mighty
leap forward into "the gviod lime
coming."���Los Angeles Times.
Not Warned in Canada
Knighthoods arc not to bc despised and, If given with care and for
merit, are not incompatible with our
democracy, But for the sake of
common sense and a decent regard
for what the institution stands for,
don'l let us be conferring them upon
every Tom, Dick and Harry who
happens to have social pretensions.
As for hereditary lilies, whoever is
responsible for theni should bc
plainly told that they arc not wauled In Cauada.���Ottawa Journal.
The Worst of All
The trouble, as a friend remarked
to us the other day, is that    there
nre too many brainless days.���Philadelphia Enquirer.
A Dangerous Leaflet
Leaflets arc iu circulation all over
Germany containing the following
extract from the recently suppressed
number of Vorwarts:
"Many people arc dying of sheer
hunger. Sixty million people are
suffering, They will not always remain silent. Germany is ou thc
verge of a catastrophe worse than
Russia's, namely, a German defeat
and the loss of thc whole war."
Any person found possessing a
copy of the leaflet is liable to arrest
and a heavy sentence of imprisonment.
Miller's Worm Powders do not
need thc after-help of castor oil or
any purgative to complete their
thoroughness, because they are
thorough in themselves. One dose
of theni, and they will be found
palatable by all children, will end
thc worm trouble by making the
stomach and bowels untenable to thc
parasites. And cot only this, but the
powders will be certain to exert most
beneficial influences in thc digestive
The stormy, blustery weather
which we' have during February and
March is extremely hard on children. Conditions make it necessary
for the mother to keep them in the
house. They arc often confine*) to
overheated, badly ventilated rooms
and catch colds which rack their
whole system. To guard against
this a box of Baby's Own Tablets
should bc kept in the house and an
occasional dose given the baby to
keep his stomach and bowels working regularly. This will not fail to
break up colds and keep the health
of the baby in good condition till thc
brighter days come along. Tfcc Tablets are sold by medicine dealers or
by mail at 25 .-.outs a box from The
Dr; Williams Medicine Co., Brock-
villc, Ont
Great Head Work
"Wliat is the secret of Wyse's success as a bill collector?"
"When a debtor tells him to call
thc next day at four, hc calls at three
and catches him in."
"What did you get out of that will
case?" asked thc first lawyer.
"One hundred and fifty thousand
dollars," replied thc second lawyer,
"Good round sum, eh?"
"Yes, but I thought the old man
left more than ti:;'.'..''���Boston Trails-
When you feel sluggish
and nervous, tired and
indifferent, you have the
first symptoms of declining strength and your
system positively needs the
special nutritive food-tonic in
Eczema Cured
A Treatment Which Has Proven a
Wonderful Healer of the Skin
���Certified Evidence of
Lasting Cure
The old notion that eczema is a
disease of thc blood Is refuted time
and time again by the cures that arc
daily being effected by Dr. Chase's
It matters not what the cause may
have been, if you apply Dr. Chase's
Ointment regularly you 'will obtain
relief and cure of eczema. Here is
the proof:
Mrs, Stephen G. Thwaitcs, Box
205, Jordan, Out., writes: "My brother had a bad case of eczema on his
Jcgs. Hc was troubled nearly all onc
fall and winter with it, and could not
work for days at a time. He tried
different salves and ointments, but
none cured him. One day hc tried
Dr. Chase's Ointment, and it gave
almost instant relief. Hc continued
its use, but had not quite finished the
second box when hc was cured. It
is now about five years since then,
and it has never returned. We certainly can recommend Dr. Chase's
Ointment, and arc very grateful (dr
my brother's cure."
(Rev. S. F. Coffman, Vineland,
Out., states: "This is to certify that
I know Mrs. Thwaitcs and thc party
to whom she refers, and her statements arc correct.")
Mr. J. E. Jones, 22S University
avenue, Kingston, Ont., writes: "I
had eczema in my hand for about
live years. I tried a great many remedies, but found that while some of
them checked it, none cured it permanently. Finally I tried Dr.
Chase's Ointment, and in six weeks
my hand was completely better. 1
would not do without a box of Dr.
Chase's Ointment in thc house if it
cost $2 a box. I am giving my name
to this firm so that it will get to
those who Sriffcr as I. did."
Dr. Chase's Ointment, 60 cents a
box, at all dealers or Edmanson,
Bates & Co., Limited, Toronto. Substitutes will only disappoint you. Insist on getting what you ask for.
Girl Wireless Operators
There is a likelihood in the near
future of girl wireless operators be-
i ing appointed to llritish ships. Quite
a large utimber of young lady telegraphists arc intensely keen on
learning wireless. Already our American allic-i have allowed girls Jo qualify, and the first woman operator to
begin duty on the sea is a young
Baltimore lady named .Miss du Va!.
to replenish your blood
power, enliven its circulation and
bring back the snap and elasticity
of good health. Scott's Emulsion supplies Nature with
the correct building-food
which is better than any
drugs, pills or alcoholic
S_ott&BoTO-,ro->--*'o.Om".      B-I*
W.    N.    U.    1200
Minard's Liniment Relieves   Neuralgia.
The BrltwlTNavy
Tire British navy has yast responsibilities. 11 patrols great areas of
sea; it has to meet the constant development of insidious methods of
attack by submarine and by mines;
ami the quantity of shipping that it
has to protect offers a plethora of
opportunity to an enterprising foe.
Thc truth is that the British navy
is engaged in an hourly contest of
wits against the. inventiveness of
Germany. With their battleships
penned in home waters, lhc Germans are put to the proof in devising subordinate methods of inflicting
loss upon the Britisii fleets and the
commerce protected by theni. We
must not be unreasonable in our expectations. ��� London Daily Telegraph.
Cincinnati man tells how to dry
up a corn or callus so it
lifts off with fingers.
You corn-pestered men and women
need suffer no longer. Wear the shoes
that nearly killed you before, says
tliis Cincinnati authority, because a
fiw drops of freezone applied directly
on a tender, aching corn or callus,
stops soreness at once and soon thc
corn or hardened callus loosens so it
can be lifted off, root and all, without pain.
A small bottle of freezone costs
very little at any drug store, but will
positively take off every hard or soft
corn or callus. This should be tried,
as it is inexpensive and is said not to
irritate thc surrounding skin.
If your druggist hasn't any freezone
tell him to get a small botlle for you
from his wholesale drug house, it is
line stuff and acts like a charm every
It Might Be True
Proverbial inability of the British
to understand American speech was
illustrated anew at Newport Harbor
recently. Secretary Baker was on
an inspection tour. In going from
onc camp to another he had to cross
a stretch of water. A Britisii cruiser
was nearby and ' the commander, in
an inquisitive mood, signalled to an
American war vessel asking who
was in thc boat flying the official
flag. "The secretary oi war," was
the response. "Thank you," jfaid thc
Britisher. "Don't mention it," said
the American. Then the British
wig-wagged once more. "You may
trust us. The matter will bc kept
secret," is what hc said.���The Argonaut.
With your work, with your business?
Ih there promotion ahead ot you ?
Men of energy, with salesmanship ability-
will lind it to their advantage to write to���
Vou can reap doubl. pi out by
shipping before March first.
Our contracts with munition
works demand that wc get one hundred cars mixed scrap lor I'ebruary,
for which we will pay a premium. Vou will also save by shipping before
freight rate advance. If prepared to make shipment write or phone us
for prices. During Bonspiel we will be pleased to have you call and
talk it over.���DOMINION IViETAL EXPORTING CO., Cor. Charles
and Sutherland, Winnipeg.
A Valuable Pamphlet
In order that intending settlers in
Western Canada may bc properly informed as to the system of government which prevails in this country, the Canadian Pacific Railway
has just issued through ils department of colonization and development a pamphlet entitled itCanada's
System of Government," which explains in vcrV simple language the
general principles of municipal, provincial and dominion government in
this country, A copy of the pamphlet may bc had without charge by
addressing Robert J. C. Stead, Department of Colonization and Development, Canadian Pacific Railway, Calgary,
They   Soothe   Excited   Nerves.���
Nervous affections are usually attrib-
ahlc to defective digestion, as thc
stomach dominates thc nerve centres. A course of Parmelcc's Vegetable Pills will still all disturbances
of this character, and by restoring
the stomach to normal action relieve
the nerves from irritation. There is
no sedative like theni and in the
correction of irregularities of the digestive processes, no preparation has
done so effective work, as can bc
testified to by thousands.
Thc World Will Rub Along
Thc world perhaps will rub along
when women have the vote much as
it did when they had not. But there
will bc onc less grievance, one less
injustice, one less gap between thc
theory and practice of democracy.���
London Daily Mail.
No surgical operation is necessary
in removing corns ii Holloway'a
Corn Cure is used.
"You simply cannot trust anybody.
Everyone seems so dishonest nowadays," declared thc woman. "Mv
maid, in whom I had the utmost
confidence, left mc suddenly yesterday and took with her 'my beautiful
pearl brooch."
"That is too bad," sympathized
the friend.   "Which one was it?"
"That very pretty one I smuggled
through last spring."���Pittsburgh
Canton, Ohio.���"I suffered from a
female trouble which caused mo much
suffering, and two
doctors decided
that 1 would havo
to go tlirougli an
operation belore I
could get well.
" My mother, who
had been helped by
Lydial!. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound, advised mo
mittingto an operation. 1 f relieved me
from m.v troubles
so I can do my house work without any
difficulty. I advise any woman who is
afflicted with female troubles to give
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com-
Sound a trial and it will do as much for
rem."���Ure. MARlH Bovd, 1421 5th
St., N. E., Canton, Ohio.
Sometimes there are serious conditions where a hospital operation is the
only alternative, but on the other hand
so many women have been cured by this
famous root and herb remedy, Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, after
doctors havo said that an operation was
necessary���every woman who wants
to avoid an operation should give it a
fair trial before submitting to such a
trying ordeal.
If complications exist, write to Lydia
B. Pinkham Medicine Co., Lynn, Mass.,
for advice. The result ot" many years
���xperience is at your service.
You get real action on a bad corn
when you touch it with a drop or two
of Putnam's Extractor. Out comes
the corn, all shrlvtjfd up, peels right
off the toe, roots and all. It sure is
real happiness to get an old offender
removed so quickly. Putnam's never
fails, doesn't hurt when you're using
it, never hurts afterwards. Nothing
else so quick, so sure or painless.
Costs but a quarter in any drug
store.   Get Putnam's today.
Monty in Seed
This Farmer Received   $15,000   For
His Timothy Crop
A farmer of thc Pincher Creek
district of Southern Alberta has jttsl
received a check for $9,900 for timothy seed grown by him last year,
and, in addition,-has soid his threshed hay for $5,000. A high standard
of timothy seed has been .set by the
fanners of this district with the result that there is an eager demand
for it among buyers, This year tin;
whole oi lhc crop oi the district,
amounting to some 400 tons, was
sold to on* firm���probably the largest individual purchase oi timothy
seed ever made, Seventy per cent,
oi it graded No. 1, and the handsome price of 10c a pound was secured rot it,
A Real Asthma Reliei. Dr. T. D.
Kellogg's Asthma Remedy has never bc-.-.i advertised by extravagant
statements. Its claims arn conservative indeed, when judged by the
cures which ir performs. Expect
real relief an 1 permanent benefit
when yon buy this remedy and you
will not havo cause for disappointment, It gi- *s permanent lcli'-f In
many cases where other so called
remedies have utterly failed.
Force or Famine?
Germany will surrender nothing
that she ;-. *���*.'��� holds until she is obliged to, whether in Russia, in Belgium, in France, or in the Balkans.
Force or famine is the o ly argument
she will ever rccogniz', and no talk
about peace will begin to be re_l until she.is beaten in the battlefield ar.d
her strength humbled and broken by
privation and defeat.���London Daily
Minard's Liniment for  Sale
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t_e aliao-t tnlraculoul elll-
fact, *radh_-*_li*i***il,*l Antltypl>old ViccinaUoa.
B* --cclnst-r-l NOW bf youi physician, Joo ud
fool famll-r. It II men- "rital thin bouse Insurance.
Art your ph-re'clan, d-uf-rlit, or send fo* Bit*
Von bid Tjplioldi" telllai of Typhoid *l_sc_ie,
mull! from ui, ud duf a ftoo Typhoid Cariien.
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THErfAPION ���    r-*
bit. -o*ra.i��ai> inuu ro all ua_lini -icuts
When ordering goods by mail, send a Do-
minion Ekprggg Money Order	
A hubmar ne Story
Why the Big U-boat Proved to   Be
Even the boasted German genius
for organization is not infallible,
judging by a curious but authentic
incident which occurred iu home waters not so long ago.
One of thc British patrol vessels
encountered a big U-boat and sank
her after a brisk interchange of arc.
The Hun commandant, who v/a.9
rescued, complained bitterly of hin
luck. "Wc should have sunk you,"
he declared, "if wc had had proper
ammunition for our guns." It transpired that all thc shells supplied to
this particular submarin" were rilled
with sand instead of T.N.T.
One of these "dud" projectiles actually struck the patrol vessel near
the boilers, and would certainly have
destroyed her had it exploded*. The
U-boat captain could not, or would
not, offer any explanation of the
mystery; but it was obviously either
a case of graft or grov* negligence
on the part of the German dockyard
Old Jtw-lltry! P:*tc: SiW��r: * Curio*:
Miniatures: Pictures: Needle-A-orlt: Lace:
Old Cl-.irr.i: Cat _l*5s: Orr.jnrents:
Watchf-.r   Rings:  Table Ware.
Write  or send  by  Express,  to
B.   M,   &   T.   JENKINS.   Limited
Anti.y.:*:  Gallcics
28   and   30   College   P'rf-:        T'-n  -.    r,-,
Mightier,! awing
ever armed ll
Abortion, Kteril.
ily, and !'.e_i_-
line Cilnng, on*
or one hundred
Clttl* treated ia
5 minutes. '.'-���
one lull ot our
product, 11 nol
latis^ed return
(lie balance -nd
eel   your   money.
"Kail  Savir"
s*!l'    -5    pound*
��4.C'>.     Send   lo��
printed  matter.
Plant ind  Head  Office.   Edmonton,  Alberts.
P.   0.   Box.  3*1
A marr, overtaking a couple of
friends, heard his own name mentioned, and asked what it was tlicy
were saying of him.
"Well," answered one of them, "to
tell the truth, we were disputing as
to whether you are   more fool   or |
rogue." j
Taking a:r arm oi each ii-*    said: ���
"1 think that I can best settle that���
11 believe 1 am something   between
the tiij."���-il-Uitt. .
Minimize The Fire
Peril By Using
Chemically Self-Extinguishing
"Silent 500s"
The Matches With "No
EDDY Is the only Canadian
maker of these matches, every
stick of which has been treated
with �� chemical solution which
positively ensures thc match
becoming dead wood once il
has been lighted and blown
l.ook for tht words "Chemically telf-extiagulshing" on the
Save Beef, Save Money
Save Coal.
The following .statislics should be interesting to all who are interested
in the conservation of either beef, coal or money
Weight to be ordered Irom Butcher
Weight of Joint
when coo
ring is done by
when cooked
Coal or wood
4 pounds
4 pounds   8 ot.
5 pounds 11 oz
6 pounds
6 pouuda 13 oz
8 pound*   9 oz
8 pounds
9 pounds  2 oz
11 pound.*.  7 oz
10 pounds
11 pounds   6 oz
14 pounds   5 oz
12 pounds
13 pounds 10 oz
17 pounds  2 oz
The above figures are given in the Standard Handbook
for Electrical Engineers and are the results of actual experiments.
With beef at 30c a pound you will pay $172 for a 5 lb 11
oz roast or $1 35 for a 4 lb 8 oz roast,
Thus if you cook the meat in an electric oven you will
save for yourself 37 cents add for your countty 1 pound 3 oz
of beef-
Think of it,   20 per cent of our meat supply wasted in
coal stoves.   This means that vou will get equal to a
Discount of 20 p.con Your Meat Bill
if you cook by electricity, and you will be saving beef money
and coal for the boys at the front.
The Courtenay Electric Light
Heat & Power Company Limited
A Ford Car Takes the Place of
All These Things
WHEN you own a Ford you can do away with many
articles that are a source of continuous expense to
the man who still drives a horse. For instance, not
only your driving-horse and buggy, but the single harness,
blankets, whips, currycombs, brushes, horse-shoes, pitchforks, feed-bins, etc
In their place you have a speedy, dependable, dignified,
roomy Ford Car���complete in itself. It is vastly superior to
the narrow, cramped Dueey that travels so slowly.   And
when a Ford is standing idle it does not eat three meals a
day, and it requires no looking after."
A Ford will save you time, trouble, and money.  It is the
utility car for the busy farmer and his family.
.  $575
Touring ���
��� $595
Coupe    ���
��� $770
Sedan ��� ���
��� $970
Chassis   ���
. $535
THE UNIVERSAL CAR One-tonTruck $750
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E. C.Emde, Dealer, Courtenay
City of Courtenay
NOTICK is hereby given that the first
sitting ol the Court of Revision to
revise the assessment roll of the City of
Courtenay for the yeur 1918 will be held
in the Citv Hall on
Monday April 29,1918
at 8 o'clock p. in,
Notice ot any complaints must be giv-_
eu in writing to the assessor at least ten
days previous to said sitting.
Dated at Conrteniiy, B C, the _6th
day ol March, 1918.
W. A. W. Humes,
City Clerk.
Tenders Wanted
FOR the clearing, grading and   tenting of the  new addition to the
School   grounds in the City of Courtenay,
For specifications apply to J. Sutton,
All tenders to be in the Chairman
not later than noon, Saturday, Arpil 20,
'    The lowest or any tender not necessar-
; ily accepted,
Board of School Trustees (or the City of
. Courtenay, B. C,
I per J. Sutton,
The marriage of   Herbert J.
MoKenzie to Miss Doris Minimi,
Becond daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
R. M. Glazbrook, war? solemnized
at St. John's church on Wednes.
clay evening by the Von. Archdea.
con Collison, in the presence of
the immediate relatives of the family. She waa attended by lier
sister Miss Katheryn. as brides
maid, and Miss Phyllis as flower
girl. The groom was supported
by Mr. F. 0. Brock. The bride
was attired in a navy blue suit and
white hat and carried a bouquet of
white roeea. After the ceremony
a reception was held at the home
of Mr. and Mrs, F. C. Brock,
The liapply coulpe left tor Union
Bay, wnere they took the Charmer
this morning en route for Vancou-
co nver.
The Electric Light Problem
We have conscientiously and consistently opposed the purchase of
the Electric Light Company's plant
by the city for the past three years
on economic grounds. Even after the majority of the ratepayers
had decided tbat they would purchase the plant we ,did 'not think
the scheme could be carried through
hoping against hope that the citizens would realize before too late
what they are up against. Now
that the scheme is cousumated we
have no resource but to wade in and
make tbe best of it for the City's
caedit. The pity of the thing is
that those who have done their utmost to saddle this debt upon us
are not consuineis of electricity.
Up to the present time the city
Council has given out no definite
intimation of the exact amount of
money it will cost the city to acquire the Electric Light plant, it
would be wise on the part of the
Aldermen to do so that we may
know what we have to pay, and
put our houses in older to meet
the requirements.
Music Through
Mr Edison's
Until you have heard the
New Edison
" The Phonograph with a Soul"
You can haye no conception as to how true to life it really is.
The reproducer point is a genuine diamond, carefully selected
and polished, and the records used are iudestrtictable and play
for a full five minutes each
Write us now for further particulars of this new Invention
which actually RECREATES music
Cumberland, B. C. Nanaimo, B. C
Does Everybody Trade at the Corner Store ?
We keep the freshest line of Groceries in the
District   Our prices are Right, and
Our Service is Unexcelled
We're going to tell you something about shoes shortly
Parkin Bros.
Private H, Thompson, who'went
overseas with "Warden's Warrior's" 102nd Batt. arrived .home
on Wednesday night's train,
Pte. Thompson has been at the
front for one year and ten months,
having been on active service most
of the time. He went through the
battles of the|Somme Vimy, Lens,
aud Ypres, and knows fsoniethitig
of what war means. Considering
the hardships come through he look
fairly well, ami has until [the 23rd
of the month ere returning Ito the
military hospital.
He was met at the station by his
wife and family, the committee appointed   for   receiving    Returned
Soldiers, and a host of men who
are deeply interest*! in the welfare
of our brave men.
The committee appointed to welcome home returned soldiers are
making arrangements to give an
informal reception in the K, of P.
hall on Wednesday, April ioth, at
7.30 p. m. when an open welcome
is extended to those interested.
A good evening's entertainment
will be provided, songs, musical
selections, etc. will be on the pro- j
gramme, as well as refreshments.
An open invitation to the Great
War Veterans of the district is extended, and there is no doubt the
guest of the evening will receive
the lioniecotiiiiig and welcome  due
What did Sir Wilfred Mean?
Ottawa Journal press,���Speaking in St. Patrick's parish hall on
Friday night, Sir Wilfred Laurier
said he hoped to see Home Rule i
"uot only in Ireland, but also iu
Scotland, Wales, and Canada, when
the war ended." In regard to Can
ada what did Sir Wilfrid mean?
Ju t what could he have had in
mind whin he expressed a hope
for Canadian Home Rule when the
war ended? Canada enjoys Home
Rule, self government, to the fullest
possible extent; Sir Wilfrid in days
past never tired of testifying to
that fact. What has happened in
this war, or what will end this war
that is in any way an abridgement
of that self government. Of subtle
phrase and yague rhetoric, Sir
Wilfrid Laurier is a past master;
when he hints that Canada will
get Home Rule "when the war has I
ended "-we confess that we are j
more than a little puzzled. i
The price of .r meal  in a public j
eating house of even  the cheapest!
kind is no less  now than   $1.20, [
Though they have bread tickets in
Italy, in many plsces they have no
flour to make bread.
Maple   Leaf Theatre.
Saturday, April 13.���"The Be-
loved Adventuress." in 5 acts,
1 reel of news, and one comedy.
M-nday, April 15,-"The Woman Beneath," in 6 acts, featuring Ethel Clayton, and two come
Wednesday. April 17,���-'Under
False Colors,'' by F-ederick Ward
and Jean Eagles in 5 acts. The
Fatal Ring, episode 14, The
Pointed Safe, and 1 Luke Comedy
Through some niisundeistanding "France in Arms" will not be
played on the date advertised, but
on May 20th.
Aucttoneer Hardyjconducted a
very large sale for Mr, W. Matthewson at his ranchjyesterday al*
A carload of joy riders from
Cumberland came to grief on the
Lake Trail on Sunday evening.
It was near midnight when they
finally landed in Cumberland.
The car was towed home the next
Rev. Mr. Bain, of Alberni will
preach at the Presbyterian church
on Sunday evening next. The
hour for holding Sunday School
has bee.i changed to 2.30 p. in,
commencing next Sunday. There
will be a meeting of tho congre
gation on Friilay evening, April
i2, at 8 ^o'clock. AU members
are especially requested to bo present,
Ice Cream
Barrister and Solicitor,  Notary
Phone 6 Courtenay
MooriDg & Maosfield
General Blacksmiths
Beg to announce that thev are prepared
to do all kinds ol repairs at moaerat
Horseshoeing a Specialty
Meat Market
Equipped with Modern Re*
frigerating plant
Highest Price paid for Beef
and Veal
Courtenay  anil Gun berland


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