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VOL. 1
COURTENAY, B. C, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 27, 1913
NO. 14
The Spring Rush Will Soon
Be Here
We Revise our Listings on February
Fifteenth,   so  if   You have any
Property  for sale,  list it with
us now before the Spring
Rush
Agents for Fire and Life Insurance
ISLAND REALTY CO.
P. L. ANDERTON, Manager
Plione 22 Courtenay, B. C.
Courtenay House Famishing Store
Buffet, in Early English Fir Finish, Surfaced Oak or
Surfaced Early English Finish, from $17 to $20
Sideboard, Finished Surfaced Oak, top 20 x 44 in.,
height 72 in., bevel mirror 14 x 30 in., only $18.50
Library Table, top 24 x 36 in., small drawers, shelf
below, fitted with castors, Surfaced Oak or Surfaced
English Finish, only $4
Secretary, Finished Surfaced Oak, height 48 inches,
width 28 inches, only $10
Lady's Secretary, Solid Quarter Cut Oak, golden
finish, only $20
Courtenay House Furnishing Store
B. F. KRAUSE, Proprietor
"Bayview" Sub-division
Is Now on the Market
The Property of tlie Comox Logging & Railway Co.
Situate on the Nanaimo Road, between Carter's and Roy's
Several Lots have been Sold but we have some Choice ones left
Acreage at the Price of Lots
In Blocks of 1 to 8 acres. Prices $150 to $300 per acre
Easy Terms
For Sale only by
CAMERON & ALLAN
Real Estate and Insurance
Auctioneers and Valuators
Notary Public and Conveyancing
Willard Block Courtenay
LOCAL  LINES
II. Worth, boiler in pector, of
Victoria, is in tins vicinity inspecting boilers,
Mr, James Holmes had the misfortune to crush his hand while ut
work last week.
I'. 1, Elkin, representing K. B,
Johnston, Limited, Vancouver, was
lu town yesterday.
Messrs. McCouig and Clements,
bookkeepers  at   Camps  2 and 4,
I were in town yesterday.
The Misses Watson and Hughes
jure in town   this week   canvassing
subscriptions for MacLean's magazine.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Kcrton, who
have been in Vancouver for the
past week, returned home on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, March 12, Mr.
Geo. T. Russell will hold a sale of
his stock of thoroughbred hogs,
cattle, etc. Hardy & Biscoe will
conduct the sale,
Mr. A. I!. Crawford arrived
home from Vancouver, on Monday,
with a fine 40 foot steam tug,
which he will use for towing supplies from Comox wharf.
Messrs. George Leighton and
Charles H. Adey, the well-known
blacksmiths, have dissolved their
partnership. The business will be
carried ou by Mr. Leighton at the
same stand.
For Sale���13 Jersey cows, first-
class, 8 freshly calved. Apply,
Lyman Hart, Little River.
Book keeping and auditing,
monthly accounts made up. Terms
moderate.   Apply. T. A. E. Daniel.
Wanted*���To buy a double seat
for democrat or trade for a single
seat.    F. G. C.  Janes, Sandwick.
Board and Lodging���Two comfortable bedrooms to let furnished,
moderate terms. Apply, Box 1,
Review office.
Harry C. Evans, expert piano
tuner, will be in this vicinity for
the next three weeks, and is making
his headquarters at the Elk hotel,
Comox.
Lost ��� Silver hunting case
watch, along the river bank, between the railroad bridge and the
slaughter house. Reward at this
office.
Domesticated young lady, age
26, bright and musical, would like
to become acquainted with quiet,
steady young man, age from 28 to
38.   Apply, Box 220.
Found���Adrift, two miles north
of Cape Lazo, a twenty-four foot
beam, three-quarter cabin. Has
been fitted with motor. Apply,
Bertrand Vogel, Lazo, P. O.
Just arrived at Willard's Harness Empoiium: a fine line of horse
blankets, lap rugs, trunks and suit
cases at all prices. Harness repairing promptly and neatly done.
Wesley Willard, Cumberland and
Courtenay.
For sale���in blocks of from one-
half acre to eighteen acres, with
house and barn���the best of land ;
all cleared. Small mill, school and
church within oue mile of property.
Part cash and the rest to suit the
purchaser. Apply to F. Childs,
Sandwick P. O.
For Sale���Pair Black Percherou
horses, weight 3,350, harness and
wagon, price $1,000. The horses
are sound and true. The harness
and wagon are in first-class shape.
Also a Two horsepower Fairbanks-
Morse gasolineenglne, and pump to
match. Apply, J. Creech, Courtenay.
The dancing  classes  conducted
iy   Mr.    Kidson   are   progressing
I favorably.    Those who   are taking
j the course  are   doing   remarkably
well ,and     enjoying     themselves.
Courtenay in the   near future  will
able to boast  of some  classy   dancers.
r essrs. Cameron & Allan will
conduct an auction sale for Creech
Bros., on Saturday, March H, at,
the IXL Livery Barn, on Water
street. At the same time and
place a number of chairs and tables
the property of the Courtenay
Club will also be sold.
The Provincial Labor Coramis-
siod consisting of H. G. Parson,
chairman, of Golden; A. M. Harper. Vancouvei; J. A. Mackelvie,
Vernon: John Jardine, Esquimalt;
K. A. Stoney, New Westminster
and 1'. K. McXamara, secretary.
After finishing their labors in Cumberland, were taken through
the Comox valley by Mr. S. Calhoun, of Twin Oak Farm, and
afterwards entertained to dinner by
Mr and Mrs Calhoun. They expressed themselves, as greatly pleased
with what they saw in the district,
and departed confirmed boosters
for the Comox valley.
WHERE   IS   PARKSVILLE?
Parksville is on the C. P. R., with a dally train service, a few milts
from a city with eight thousand Inhabitants, oa tlie sea, with
Real Beach frontage
"What's the Matter with Parksville?"     It's All Rjaf
Write for particulars to
Hickey & Thwaites
PARKSVILLE, B. C.
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Auto For Hire
Phone 26
Batteries and Accessories Kept  in Stock
Courtenay Auto Livery
'GEORG15 W. WIW.ARD
The Oldest Established
Real Estate Agents and Auctioneers
A Large Listing of Cleared and
Bush Lands, Ranches, Bungalows and Town l^ots
Union St.        Courtenay, B. C.
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THE OLDEST
Real Estate Firm
in the Comox District
Our List of Properties For Sale Includes the Very
Finest Cleared and Uncleared Farms. Sea and River
Frontage, and Bush Lands in the District
We are alto Exclusive Agents for the New Station
Sub-Division  at  Courtenay,  where   the Railway
Station  is   to be Built    Prices Reasonable and
Terms Easy
Courtenay Town   Lots   For  Sale   at   All   Prices
Local Agents for E. &. N. Railway Lands
We have some Splendid Tracts of Land from 5 to
20 Acres at Reasonable Prices, and Within Easy
Distances from Courtenay
NOTARY PUBLIC
If You want a Safe Investment or Wish to Dispose of
Your Property, See the Pioneer Firm of the District
We are Agents for the Best Fire Insurance Companies and will be Pleased to Insure Your. Property
Beadnell & Callin
Telephone 24
Courtenay - and - Comox, B. C. THE COURTENAY REVIEW, COURTENAY, B. C.
DRASTIC MARRIAGE RULES. PHEASANT  NURSERIES.      I SHE MAKES IT WORTH WHILE.       H,s BAPTISM OF FIRE.
TSaj Kind *f Order. The*/ Issue In An-
tecratic Russia.
*0*fl�� of thn earliest nml most strln-
trot of the service regulations devised
"��y iJciierul Keviisllnnuff, director of the
Hensrtnient of posts and telegraphs In
Wossia for the lust fifteen ���/earn, or*
���tn'ais that any mult* or female Clerk In
'������it* combined Bervlee* desiring to marry must choose his or her consort from
Vmoug the postal or telegraphic per-
toniicl under the penalty of dismissal
sud loss of pension
The Womtn'a Might* league is now
andenvorlng to prorure ilie nhrogullnu
�����? this nbQOXlOUS ami oppressively go*
"���jivive regulation. Quite recently n
'male telegraphist wiih, for some slight
SeTrnquency, dismissed, from the ser��*
lea, 'I'lils involved the necessity of his
��>nv. also n telegraph operator, sending
ijh her resignation, despite her long
service ami excellent record. The poor,
solium, without ineiins nml ivilh three
small ciiiiilii*n lo support, appealed to
Inyuerul Bevastlunoff for relustn lenient
���sire wns briefly Informed tbat before
lier ii|iiienl eotlld ho considered sh*
'must divorce her huslmml
The director of state telephones, M.
���Senienovlch. Is still more drastic wltb
���thegard to marriage nmutiK bis employ.
'wr. Ills very numerous staff consists
������entirely of women, who have no de-
'pnrtiuental confreres wltb whom to
wiatte. Once a female telephonist an-
flounces her Intention to marry she In-
ttantly receives her conge, wllh loss of
'pension. It Is scarcely surprising to
learn that, as a rule. Ihe telephone girl
Itoseps tin* secret of her Intended uinr-
>iuge until the eve of her nuptials, M.
Semenovich Is. rightly or wrongly,'
smtdlted with the enunciation of the
amiable n|ilnlon thnt nil young women
������entering the civil services as a career
-should he subjected to a signed pledge
*f celibacy.���New York Press.
These In French Fer.st Equal Institutions Fer Human Being*.
Tn Louis XIV. Trance l�� said to tie
Indebted for the Importation of Hit
pheasants, writes l.lllle Hamilton
Trench In thn Century. On that side
of the forest Complegne nearest lu
Coinpirguc Itself la a rnlsitmlerle cov.
erlng muiiy hundreds of aires lu which
English   Woman   Breeds   and    Trains ;
EtUlmo Dogs For Ire Market.        |
Throughout   the   world   them   are
MM.  Scott  who conducts a ilng farm
at Grove Park, one of tin* suburbs ol
 , London.  Ber specialty Is Eskimo dogs
������� '"��� ���������� "r ,,"���H,��� blr,lH' ,"-"" ""��� | which she breeds and trains lor the
s protection ami further
der his protection anil further encouraged hy t'hnrles X. aud l.ouls riillippe.
Is now carried on by a private person,
who reins his right tn do so from the
stale.
1 have never seen a place no shut tn
nml proiccied by wire fences und locked gates, stone walls and moi'e gates,
special guard! In special houses, police
dogs, gnus nud trails There U even
a thick kind of double mattress mude
to cover the Kiinrds. who In winter
must sleep out of doors lu watching
for poachers I hnve never seen Institutions ror human beluga better planned In the way of nurseries aud attendants, hygienic laws und systems ol
feeding.
The pheasants wben finally allot must
have a wonderful (Invor, and In a single day us many ns a thousand are often shot Within those Willi's, each one
of ihe thousand having cost its owuei
Uie sum of 40 francs to raise.
Tho   Sensation   Waa   Different   From
What He Expected.
���      . , i     ,-   i A   curious   story   of   a   Lieutenant I
many men and women who   ind cm-   ���.,..,....     , ...       ,
ployment in raising something or nth- , H��rford * "" N-netynlnth regiment,
er out ol the ordinary In plant or alii* i w"�� Hm'1"1 '" �� /ulu ����U��Palgtt. Is told
uial lite.    Juit nt present  there la a I by  Colonel   llauilllou   Browne  lu  "A
Lost Legionary lu Soutb Africa."
"lie was a charming; couipuuiun, one
of the very heat, hut he was a cruxy
tuotha ud beetle hunter ami would run
GARRICK'S   MOBILE  FACE.
market. Although the market (or this
sort ol the canine family is not very
large, yet it is sullicicnt to make it
worth while to this lady, due to the
manner in which she trains the dugs
lor Arctic explorations,
Liskltuo dogs are absolutely essential
when journeying in the Arctic regions,
linod K.-kiuio dogs can be obtained in
Greenland, or In Alaska, but liioy cannot be exported from '.he former place
i except by special   permission   of   the
I Danish (.invcrnmeut nml Alaskan dogs
j are not classed In the good vsriety.
A great trouble with ordinary I'lskl-
I mo dogs is that they have no breeding
! and no discipline.  They will obey the
I master  with   whom  tlicy   have  been
brought up, but when they start alter
fish or other game, even their master
can control them only hy the exercise
of brute force.   The desired dogs f>r
exploration   purposes   arc   those  lhat
will  obey  orders  given  b/  a   white
man; dogs that are broken into harness and are not afraid of work, dogs
thnt have learned team work.
;     It is just this kind of dogs that Mrs.
I Scott raises for the market.   Her ken-
i nels have only pure-blooded animals
: of carefully  selected stock  and  from
earliest puppvhood sue trains them in
When
II Oreve Sir Joshua  Reynolds Into e
Fit of Temper.
j    This story of an artist's despair while I how to eat and how to work
! working on (iarrick's portrait is often i she gets through with an Eskimo dog
! printed, but It Is reproduced iu "Dnvld    tbo animal is not nearly so lerncious
(juirlck und Ills Trench rYleitds." with    aa one that just "growed up" in the
a footnote aiiylng that the experleuci I surroundings of an   liskimo village.
SHORTHAND WRITING.
"Stenography" Not the Only Name by
Which It la Known.
Shorthand writing Is known by other
names than "stenography, I'achygra-
pby" is only one or theui. Its second
part, of course, comes from the same
root as the latter eud of "stenography"
-that Is. from the Ureek "grapho."
inclining to write. "Tachy" is derived
from the tlreek "tucliys." meaning
swift; so only the shorthand writer
who has the ability to take down rap-
Id speech nnd transcribe u quickly hm
the right lo call herself or himself a
"ttiehygril pher." (The "eb" sound li
like tb.it id  "k."l
"Stenography" comes from "grapho"
combined wllh "stenos." which menus
"narrow" In Greek. So a "stenographer" Is either a narrow writer or she
or he practices "nnrrow writing."
Not so many yours ago we heard a
good deal about "phonography" as a
mime tor shorthand writing, but tbe
term seems to hnve gone out of use.
It comes from that same useful root
"grapho," combined with "phonos."
The latter word moans "sound." so
that a phonographer Is one who writes
down sound as he hears IL The phonograph Is. of course, an Instrument
for wilting or recording sound.
Then there are "hruepygruphy" "ate**
gnnography" and "logography" as other names for what we generally call
stenography. In the order given they
are derived from "grapho" combined
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A PLEA THAT_W0N THE JURY. | ZaZZTZ TfZTXZ
meaning "speech."���New York Time*.
about on the holiest days with a lauding net to catch butterflies uud other
bisects. He. moreover, collected sud
treasured snakes, scorpions nnd lontb
some beasts of all sorts. Ile nnd never
beeu under lire before and hud on two
or three occasions talked to uie about a
man's feelings while undergoing his
baptism of lire.
"Well, we were In rather a hot cor
tier, aud he wus standing lo my right
rear when I heard ah exclamatlou.
and, turning round, suw him lying ou
the ground, liming dropped his sword
sud revolver.
'"Good benveus, Harford.' I said,
���you are hit!'
" *No. air,' he replied, 'not hit, but I
have caught such a beauty!'
"And there the lunatic. In his Drat
action ami under a heavy tire, his
qualms of nervousness ull forgotten,
had captured some microbe or other
and was blowing Its wings out, as
unconscious of the bullets striking the
rocks ull round him ns If he had been
In bis garden at home!"
NO  UNION  OF THE OCEANS.
'Atlantic and Pacific Waters Will Net
Meet In Panama Canal.
"When the waters of the two
sjceans are blended iu the soil of I'au-
nima," exclaimed Secretary Knox lu
Hive speech Inaugurating tils notable
.mission to the Central American re-
jfHlWlc*���and proceeded to develop wit*
"much eloquence the commercial and
tmlltleal transformations that are
bound to follow the opening of the
���caaal. "At no distant tltue." rnn the
"waswering phrase of tbe I'Riiumu cabinet minister who spoke on the occasion, ���'the deep, blue wnters of tbe Atlantic and Pacific will be united ror
Tail eternity!"
The cold, unimaginative fact Is that
"lite waters of the Atlantic und the Ta.
cltic will not meet nor be blended In
'���HiK* Panama canal.
Tbe Panama canal Ih a water bridge
'���ever   the    Isthmus���not    a    channel
through it.   A ship steams Info LI moo
tony, on the Atlantic side, and comes
"a> m stop in a lock, the lirst of three
locks,  by which she is lifted  to the |
oevel of a fresh water lake, eighty-live
teet aboTc tbe sea.    She leaves  the
���water of the Atlantic behind ber. and
\she nails through the lake.   Then three '
doeta more lower lier to the level ot
*he Pacific and to the salt water.���Wtl- ;
tjiaul Bayard Hale in World's Work.
was made the material for s Trend!
vaudeville sketch:
It was lit easy task to transfer to the
ennvas features so changeable, tlar
rick, as s model, threw palmers Intc
despair. Let us listen a moment tc
NortllCute relating Sir.loshun lieynnlds'
experiences:
"W'.en the artist had worked on the
face till be had drawn It very correctly, aa be saw It ut the lime. (iarrlek
caught an opportunity, while the
painter wus not looking at him. totally
to change his coiiutenuuce and expression, when tbe poor painter,patiently
worked on to alter the picture nnd
make It like what he then saw. und
when (iarrlck perceived that it was
thus ultered he seized another opportunity and changed his couutennnce to
a third character, which, when the poor
tantalized artist perceived, he. lu a
great rage, threw down his palette and
pencils on tbe floor, saytug he believed
he was painting from the devil and
would do uo more to the picture."
They adapt themselves quickly to new i
masters and they have ncquired good j
eating manners, so that they are not
Freed a Guilty Man,
,Iohn   J.   Crittenden,   the   eloquent
Kentucky lawyer of a past generation,
was once defending a murderer.   Bv-
ery one knew the man was guilty, but
Seats Which Make Rafts.
News comes from England (hut seats
r%re lieing prepared for placing ou board
White Stur liners which can nt a moment's notice be transformed Into rafts.
��cb of these seats measures nine feet
*o length and is provided with four
vaetal air cases. One person can blatantly Change a seat Into a life saving
.^ft hy lifting up the front portion and
opening it out Hut, in will.h position it
usaiuedlately locks Itself. Tbe seals are
Meowed to the deck by menus of a lashing over a booted hinge plu at each
���ml, and should the deck become sub-
'���nerged the front portion of Ihe scut
*o��ts upward, turns Ihe book around
nod tips off the lushing, and so inito-
snatically turns Itself Into a ruft ready
���for use.���Shipping Illustrate.'..
brought from Norway; a large part of
the diet is a specially prepared biscuit.
Her trained dogs are specially desired
by Arctic and Antarctic expedition!
and she has supplied many ot these
with dogs from her kennels.
Blackwood's Magazine.
Not long after the "Quarterly" was
published. Blackwood had decided ti:
establish a Tory periodical as a cnun-
terblast to The Kdinburgh Review and
its Whiggism. This ap-eared as The
Edinburgh Monthly Magazine, under
the editorship of Pringle and Cleg.
horn, two incapable persons who soon
deserted, leaving tbe publisher to seek
the aid ot Lnckhart and Wilson, rising
men who became respectively the biographer of Scott and his son-in-law,
and "Christopher North," the great ri-
  I val of Jeffrey as a critical slasher.
. .,__ . u�����_.��� The first attempt came to sn end,
..      ;r,,,i"''   ,   ! .  '     ���, .,n i but l" 181 ���" "Blackwood's Magazine"
When the republic hnd   .een set up d   ���nd Mr5. ()|i[)haIlt, the hi,.
In Trance iu I.MH. wrote the Baroness , to,.jaI1 f>{ ������, H|>u^ drawa g de|,ght.
Hondo, the first attempts of the en- ; IU* picture of tbe eager and ambitious
franchlsed people to use their new j young editor hastening home and pre-
powers resulted In the election of the | senting the first copy to bis wife with
most miscellaneous assembly that had | the words: "There is that which will
ever tried lo govern a country. A j give you what is your due, what I
member nominated from Itoiien went j always wished you to have."
to Paris and selected his sent lie had ' "l ,U,*'r,e waa tribulation before the
.....     L      ., .     ii.    publisher by reason of tbe famous sa-
bardly taken It when his nest neigh- | ,jr(, npon the oelobritie8 of Au!d Ree.
hor turned and stared ut him. Ihejkie knc)W11 a8 tho "fjhaldee Manu.
Itoueu man, embarrassed, turned up i .script." a piece of violent nnd high-
Ids coat collar, but too lute. j spirited fun written alter the manner
"Sir." said his lynx eyed colleague, j of tlie Scriptures.- Legnl threats fol-
"I believe I had the honor of sending ! lowed, and probably swallowed up tbe
you to the galleys for murder In IS-. I Proflt8 "f H�� enormous sale.
when I was judge.   You had strangled
so likely  to attack  the cupboard or   ,he ���.���,,..,...,, ���, Crittenden saved blm,
MrsgaScott  feeds  her   animal,   no      "O^tlatnen," snld Crittenden at tb.
meat except pemmiean and dried fish
tbe
end of his great plea. "' to err la Oilman, to forgive divine.' When Hod
conceived the thought of man's creation he culled to hlni three ministering
virtues, who wait constantly upon tbe
throne-Justice, truth and mercy���and
thus addressed them:
"'Shall we make this man?'
"'0 (>od. make blm not.' said Justice sternly, 'for he will surely trample upon thy laws.'
"'And Truth, what sa.vest thou?
"'0 (!od. make him not. for uone bnt
God Is perfect, and be will surely sin
against thee.'
"'And Mercy, what sayest thonT*
"Then Mercy, dropping upon her
knees and looking up througb ber
tears, exclaimed:
"'0 God. make blm! 1 will watch
orer him with my care through all tbe
dark paths he may have to trend.'
"Then, brothers, find mude man and
said to hltn: 'O man. thou art the child
of Mercy, (io and deal mercifully
with all thy brothels.'"���Denver Republican.
FIREFLIES IN JAPAN.
the servant of the cure who had
brought you up and robbed the worthy
man. Oblige me by resigning Immediately."
The next day the monlteur announced thnt there was a vacancy *or Itoueu, but did not tell why.
Later came "North's" attacks nn
Wordsworth and "The Cockney
School," with Leigh Hunt at the head.
It was foolishly said thnt Blackwood's
review helped to kill Keats. If this
were so (then or now) few authors
would survive their first book.���I'.P.'i
Weekly.
The Alaska-Canada Survey.
Since the summer of 1000 the Joint
'asftinmisslon appointed by the United
���'"States and Canadian governments to
iewk the boundary line generating Brit-
Usta territory from Alaska lias been actively engaged in this work, pushing
Tie line northward from the Yukon to
fffieTl'llplne river hy the end of the 1010
���season. In the summer of 1911 tbe field
-iperutions were advanced farther along
���lliat pnrt of the one hundred and forty-
Unit meridian which extends from Por-
'irupiue river to the Arctic ocean, and
Itt Ss believed that the present year will
���witness the completion f this pnrt of
' Sb�� survey.���New York Sun.
Suicide and the Weathet.
|    Suicide is most frequent In summer,
: when   the  air  is   clear   and   the  sun
; shines.     In   ICuiope  the  maximum  ol
, suicides is  readied In June nnd the
minimum in December.    Yet there srs
fewer suicides  In ths  torrid   than  In
: the  temperate zone,    in   the   United
i tit a tea. lu sll seasons, there are more
'��� suicides on sunny days than on cloudy
' days.   Some theorists reason thnt tine
weather aggravates the mental depres.
The Carpet Cure.
Matrimony reduced the Smith house-
bold until there wus no thing left of
It but the old couple, neither of whom
looks old enough to be iu the father
and mother in law class. When Bessie
got married Papa Smith took possession of her room, aud It bus been his
study, library, smoking room aud
growlery since then, and Its condition !
made the life of his otherwise happy
wife a burden. "Since be has bia
room." she complained, "John has developed a passion for disorder which
would break a housekeeper's heart"
"Is there a carpet on the floor?" she
wns asked. "No." "Is there a rugV"
"No: he wouldn't have oue." "Well,
surprise .him and  have a carpet put
Large and Brilliant and Numerous and
Not Afraid of Man.
In Japan fireflies are mure than mere
beetles. They are Cupid's light to
guide lovers, souls of ancient soldiers,
tbe devil's snare to tempt wanderer!
to death. In their light of magic gold
with a tint of emerald green the Japanese see stars nf hope, sorrows ot
broken hearts, the everlasting spirit*
of warriors, but most of all, the joya
of love and lovers.
Whenever they see tbe glimmering
faint green light of fireflies hovering
ever the stream running Into the darkness of night tbe Japanese dream ot
love and loving hearts. The light of
fireflies Is the guide of lovers going
along the narrow paths to meet their
sweethearts.
Tbe Japanese fireflies are much larger and give brighter-and more steady
ligbt Iban those seen In Kurope or
America. In old days many poor Japanese students, unable to buy candles,
were wont to gather fireflies In a bag
snd rend their books hy their light
The Hotaru kago iflrefty eagei, mad*
of fine laces, placed on the veranda
gives almost ns hrlgbt a light as the
large stone lanteru. but much more
quaint and dreamy.
fireflies are plentiful everywhere In
Japan. They are not at all afraid ot
human beings and will nflen alight
upon the dress and even on the hair
or hands. It Is not seldom that fireflies fly Into one's pockets or sleeves.���
Mock Joya In Strand.
Giant Sharks.
While the whale Is regarded as th*
largest of creatures tbat haunt thn sea.
there sre some sharks that can be
compared In size with the former animals. These giant sharks, however,
are very rare and are known under
the name of the great w*,ale shark and
Literary M.P.'s.
In the days ol pocket-boroughs a
; man of letters could go into Parlia-
I rnent as the nominee of some great
; land-owner,  and do  his  duty  to the
Government, or against it.    Looking
buck to the early years of the eight-
i eentb   century,   Steele   and   Addison
stand out conspicuously on Ihe Tory j pet cure."���New York Tribune.
! side, nnd iater Sheridan and Kdinund
; Burke are very prominent amongst the
I Whigs. (Gibbon, too, sat in the House
I of Commons���a silent supporter of the
1 Tories.) But with tlie rise of a popu-
i lar electorate and a national element-
, the basking shark.   The former, which
down." was her friend's advice, and | ,���,,���, , 1(,|1Blh of ||fty fwt> ,��� fonnd
It was followed. "He was a little snr-1
prised to find It." said th* woman,
"but from thnt day the floor hns not
been littered, there's more order on
the desk snd the place looks tidy.
John doesn't know It. but he could
serve ss a living specimen of tb* car*
slou of the Unhappy by its contrasting , , ,        ,
sunshine.   In dark weather there art ' "' "Ju��,i""} i* ��as, l,ecT,! bty. "��
, ,. .   . ,     .. ., means easier for a bookman to get int.i
few  suicides  sud   fewer   In   time  ol , parllament$ and   ()fu>n   enouJ?h*   ,*.   ;���
war  or   following  some   great   catas- > ral/h(,r h, 8pite {)f a litf,rary reputation
trophe.    During the first three months j than because of it that a man of let-
that follow a devastating earthquake j ters wins the fa"or of   his   constita-
there are fewer deaths by suicide than i ency.   The "-live'sities are no excep-
before the cataclysm.���Harper's.
The "Mikado."
Most people outside Japan are wont
fo speak of tbe "mikado." but really
tion, though the names of Lecky, Dr.
Jcbb, Prof. Putcher, and Sir William
Anson may be cited as evidence that
men of learning ana sometimes elected
to the House of Commons by the Masters of Arts, wbo enjoy special repre-
that title Is obsolete.    The Japanese \ 9Cntatioii  at Westminster,    it would
''Treasure Island" Sold.
���Cbrlstinas Island, tbe original "Treasure Island" of Bobert  Louis Sloven-
-sum's great  Btory  nnd  around   which
' Many another less famous tale of pi-
' eatcy,  treasure  nnd  blackblrdlng  has
1h*eD written, on whose coral shores Ile
it** skeletons of many a  wreck, has
been sold by the Orelg family to a Oer-
arian syndicate for a mld-Paclflc depot
f��r steamships.   Th* price Is said to
*����� 1272,000 cash.
never use that appellation themselves, j be a difficult Job to (ind four M.P.'s
j and they do not like others to do so. | in the nineeeenth century of the high
! Educated Japanese sfieak of their sov- | literary rank' of Steele, Addison,
j erelgn as "shnojo saina," nnd the or- ! Burke, and Sheridan.���Joseph Clay-
i dlnary folk term him "tenshl sntna." ! ton. in T.P.'s Weekly.
i "Tnnnn" Is the title used In all official I " .
I documents, and for the foreigner th. j    "I think I must have been born ua-
' most correct form Is "kotel"-tbat Is,   tacky."
i emperor.-Westmlnster (iazette, "Whnt makes you say that?
j         _   _   ��� I    "Well,   for  Instance,
J Peer Fellow!
"What Is your occupation?
���irda Big Eaters.
Ruby robins have been observed to
eat half their own weight of beef
scraps, digest all this wlthlu three
hours and tben be ready fur anotber
meal.
A pair of red eyed vlreos were noted
by a naturalist to feed their offspring
over a hundred times in ten hours.
Grosbeaks, sworn enemies of the Colorado potato beetle, have been seen to
assimilate almost a hundred caterpillars or larvae an hour. Over 3,000
aphlds have perished by tbe bills of th*
Insect loving yellow throats In the
same period of time.���Suburban Lit*
Magazlue.
off the coast of India. Peru snd. Lower
California. The letter's most favorlt*
haunt Is t'se An-lc ocean, but tt I*
also found near the great whale shark.
These monsters, curiously enough, ar*
quite harmless. Their teeth are very
small, aud they feed nn tiny matter
that floats nn the surface of Vie cea.
Tbls matter tbe fish strains througb
Its enormoua gill rakera.
At tha Photographers.
"I am a receiver."
"Of what?"
"Rejected manuscript*."
Life Saving Pontoons. i
The poutoou  method of suvlug life
In  the event of the fouuderlng of a
ship finds an Illustrious advocate In ���
Ciinlbertl, the chief naval architect of j
the Italinn navy,   He believes that the |
upper und after portion of a ship, con- |
tabling   the  cabins,   should   be  constructed of wood and form a structure   ������ J��� t0 n,Bke oa* of mm u" h* "
cricket match once. There were tw*n- j independent of the rest of the ship.   n��w*
ty-two players on the Held, two nm- I This should be bolted to the hull by      Photographer-Haven t you  brouglu
plrea and 10,000 persona looking on.   fastenings which could be readily nn-   Wm with you?
snd-th*   ball   hit   m*r-Illu*tiat*d l baked In tbe eveut of the loss of th*      ���*��� M.-No; I thought you could uiuk*
BIt I ,1,1,. , *D ���alarg*ui*nt from thts.-1'eie Mel*.
I  went to a
Fond Mamma���Here's a photo of my
little boy wben be was a baby, and I \
THE   COURTENAY   REVIEW,   COURTENAY,    B. C.
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I BROTHER AND I
!    SISTER    I
I There Was a (.real Social I
��� ���
Gap Between Ihein       I
By   P.   A.   MITCHEL
I can never forgel thnt dreadful day
Bert snd I purled Unmerciful dls- ,
asler had "followed fast and followed
faster,' und Ihls wss the Crowning
trouble, I'uther bud fulled in business,
anil the shock had killed him Mother,
accustomed lo every luxury aud now
reduced lo penury, followed him lu a
few mouths. Neither father nor unit her
nud any near relatives, and II fell to
some old friends to tleteriuiue for Bert
and uie wluil we should do
Bert was twelve uiul I eight, llnd
ve been but a few years older we
might bave taken Nome act Inn for our-
H'lves As It was. it wus decided Unit
we must in* separated. A Irleud of
fathers offered lu lake Herl and give
blm nn education A ludy was found
who wuuld do the same for me. We
clung lu nn li other, declaring that wo
would slay together, Herl saying that
"**# would take a position US telegraph
rvsMtsenger���the only occupation for
mo.vs he bail nollrctl-hut despite our
pleadings we were sent lu different
directions. This, of course, promised
belter tor us than trying to make our
way In Ihe world fur ourselves st that
lender age, but It seemed dreadfully
bard to us.
II did turn out better, though lu my j
rase the good results were delayed for
��� long while.    The lady who took me ]
bail uo children and Intended to adopt ���
ine.    Hut persons  who have not and
never have bud children of their own
cannot   begin   with   a   child   of   ten '
without great trouble,  it is like taking
up any other occupation about which
we have learned nothing.   Besides, my
foster   mother   wus   a   very   nervous |
woman, und   whatever  I  did   worried
*r     I hud been with her but a short
Dlle when she decided that her health
required that she should lie relieved of
my care, and 1 wns given up to another
person who wns paid to take uie.
When I was fourteen my foster
mother died. and. since she had made
no provision for tne. I was told that
1 must earn money. This I began doing by being a baby's nurse, aud from
that I drifted Into other menlul duties
till I became n housemaid In the .family of a wealthy gentleman whose
only child was a daughter about my
own uge. This young ludy upon learn- j
ing the story of my life was very sym-
pathetic und kind. She would not ad-
ii'iit that I would always remain a ;
servant, and helped me to prepare my- I
self fur something better. She made
me her own maid, though she was not
of the kind to need ti maid, preferring
tu do everything for herself, giving me
the position lhat 1 might have more
time to Improve myself She was a
strong character, well educated and
possessing Intellectual tastes She became my teacher, and under her till I
tlon, beginning where I had left off nt |
my father's death. I gained what
might he considered a fair education,
Indeed I proved an apt scholar, and :
���absorbed in u short while whnt some
girls would be years In learning. Miss
tjwendolen Hawley. my mistress, my
teacher and my friend, was delighted
���with Ihe success of ber efforts In my j
behalf, assuring me when I expressed
my gratitude that she was Indebted to
roe, since I hnd given her something
to Interest her
When Beit and I were separated we
were too young to keep truck of encb
other I pined for him for nwhlle. but
the memory of children requires time
to develop, and within two or three
years 1 hud forgotten much shout hlni.
Thrs was to Is* expected of hlni con- '
c-ernlug Ills remembrance or me. Children of the same family not brought
up together hnve little or nothing III
common Still 1 bad a brother and
longed for him One tearful letter
written �� few days after Bert and I
parted was the only message I received from him while we were children.
Miss Hawley hud a line nodal post-
tlon. but only mingled lu society to n
moderate extent. She wns prominent
In organizations whose object was to
ameliorate the condition of the poor.
Of course, she had a number of friends
and acquaintances, bul as she did not
entertain largely I had little or no
knowledge of them. She was so Interested In Intellectual nnd charitable pursuits that I fancied she would not he
likely to marry: for she was twenty-
two, nnd imssi'ig out from nn age when
the feelings are easily enlisted. Hut
one evening when she hnd ��wo young
men and a girl friend In to play bridge
with her I noticed a treatment of one
of the men by her different from what
she hnd shown any other I served
aome refreshments, and during the few
minutes tbut I wae In tbe room was
convincen m ruts, aun nptu-en mat mo
other man of the pnrty favored me
with a look of admiration he should
not hnve bestowed upon a servnut.
After the party had gone Miss Hawley
told me lhat this voting mnn had not
hesitated to comment upon my appearance rapturously,
Afler that the young man whom I
noticed my mistress treated with tunrk-
ed attention was s frequent caller nt
the house. The butler received visitors
at the door snd delivered the cards so
that I did not lesrn his name: but one
flnv he called when the butler wss
tmsv snd I snswered the doorbell    He
dropped his card on the snlver I pre-
| seined lo hlni nud I look II upstairs lo
my mistress, Ou the way I glanced nt
It, and as sunn as my eyes rested upon
II Ihe salver droppisl from my hand
snd rolled down Ihe stairs, I ran afler
It. picked It up. found the card and
proceeded tin my way. The name ou
It was Albert Pendleton Cashing, The
visitor wns my brother
My mistress, who had heard Ihe snlver ratlle ou Ihe stairs, looked at me
ss I entered her loom lu surprise, for
she hail often commended me for my
carefulness, giving me certain Dresden
dips she Valued very highly to wash
after having been used, uud refusing to
permit Mil}' nl her sort nut to clean them
She sttw us I handed her the card on
the salver that something bud occurred
lo move nn*. but stir had the tnct lo
refruln from nsklng personnl questions
about what they might reveal of their
own accord, nud made no comment on
my agitation. I wss much relieved tit
this, for I required lime lo consider
whether or no I would inform her that
she was being courted hy the brother
of her ma hi
Afler much thought upon the subject, also whether i should make myself known lo Hert. I could not determine io do anything In the premises.
If I took any action It would lie to
make a confidante of my mistress nnd
not on any ticcnimt reveul to Bert that
1 was his sisler.
Prom this time I hnd a secret on my
mind Unit troubled me, or, rather, I
wus distressed by Ihe position I occupied. I longed to throw my arms
around Herts neck and rejoice that
we had come together But from this
1 shrunk. Yet how wns I returning
my mistress' kindness to uie In keeping my discovery from UerV The mutter weighed upon tne dreadfully���Indeed, no much so thai I grew thin anil
pule, while I frequently noticed In
looking uf my reflection In a mirror
thnt my mental strain wus stamping
Itself on my features.
Occasionally I was obliged to meet
Bert���sometimes to serve him, 1 had
no reason lo suspect hlni of knowing
lhat I was his slain*. If he ever even
looked nt me curiously he did uot do
so while I wns looking at him. I wns
glad tn he near him, hut pained that
1 might not make myself known to
him. The young mnn who had favored me with nn admiring glnnce
came tn the house occasionally and
never fulled to repeat his manifestations of admiration. Hert called him
Howard, aud I learned lhat his nume
wus Howard Underwood.
One day Miss (iwentlolin snld to me:
"Lucia, I have been thinking much
about you lately nnd hnve come to a
decision concerning you. Yonr birth,
supplemented hy what I have lieen
able to do for you in education, will
not tidnilt of your remaining longer a
servant, 1 have some work laid out.
for you���keeping Ihe accounts of u
charitable association of which I nm
treasurer, the salary of which Is $illM)
a yenr. I wish yon to continue to Ilve
here, nnd that you may feel Independent I will give you the cine of my
wardrobe."
It would be useless for me to nt-
tempt to describe in words my Joy ut
this announcement, Sooner or Inter I
would claim Bert for my brother, and
that without (ilnciug hint In an embarrassing position. Oweudoliu would not
listen to tbtinks, saying that my position ns a inlaid hud been as embarrassing to her us It must have been lo
me. She also told me that her admirer
and my admirer were coming that
same evening to pluy curds and site
wished uie to make a fourth hand. I
tried to beg off from such a sudden
Jump from serving persons to being
their companion, hut she would uot
listen to me.
(iweiuloltn some time before hnd Insisted on my providing myself with
a respectable wardrobe of my owu,
and I now saw why she bad done so.
Thnt same evening Hert came earlier
than her friend, and (Iwendolln Insisted on my going down to receive
him. With a fluttering heart I did so.
Entering tin* room, I saw no one. but
suddenly Burt stepped from behind a
curtain nnd caught tne In his arms.
While 1 hnd been carrying a secret
the others hnd been doing the same
thing, tiweu hnd told Hert nil about
her maid, her origin nnd her name,
Bert had from the story recognised his
sister, nnd, though he did uot nt
once make the relationship known to
Owen, he tlid so very soon. Indeed, be
prefaced a proposition of marriage by
telling her that be was brother tn her
mnld. She accepted; and together they
laid Ihe plan to Spring a surprise un
me, not knowing Hint I possessed the
secret of Bert and my relationship.
w tine ni,i ,������>*,iii-i nun i were sun
locked In nit embrace Owen en me
In We three passed mime time lu explanation* and rejoicings when M*r
l.'nilorwooil appeared, and I learned
thnt he. too. had been titketi Into the
secret    I shall never forget his hen lit
Ing fine or the pressure uf his It I as
he congratulated uie upon the reunion
with my brother
I do not know which one of the
party during that lueuioriible evening
-we did not play cards-was the hap
plest Bert had found n slsier and it
ladylove Owen hnd found it lover
who had found a sisler I had been reunited lo a brother nnd knew well thnt
It would not lie long before I would be
lold that I had gamed a lover As for
Howard. I made him happy by responding glances that had been long
restrained
Bert hnd received both nn nciulemlc
��� nd a professional education from Ills
benefactor nml was an exemplary nnd
promising young mnn Ile married my
henefiietress. und I married Howard
Underwood, he having fallen In love
with n lady's maid nnd the maid having
fallen In love wltb a gentlemuu ut llrst
light
Defies Old Age.
Prof. Metclintkoff, the noted scientist, who maintains that old age is a
disease, has explained shy bis studies were directed into a partieu.ar
channel.
"A prophet without honor. . . .
Though I am a Russian, 1 have been
more than twenty-live years in Prance,
und. therefore, am accounted French.
When 1 ua.i thirty-live I wus neuras-
theme. I had pains in my head that
prevented uie Irom working properly,
idy Ineiids told me I bad cerebral
anaemia, and doctors gave me beefsteaks, which made me,worse l had
something wrong with my heart, too.
"At tbe age of liity-three I consulted a specialist in Germany. He diagnosed arte.no sokrosia and chronic
nephritis That was when i begun
U> take myself in hand."
ANOTHfRJANDIDATL
I'D  like  to  run   for  prnldeut;  1  really
think 1 fihould,
Becm.ye 1 stand f< r everything thut'i
r.Khl and wise  ind ((nod
I'vt thought about It off und ou the pant
threw wet'lty or n tire.
And every day 1 like myself some better
than before.
If everybody understood the kind ul man '
I he
A   popular   upristn'   would   at   once   lake
placo for me.
My platform I will try to give without no
useless frills,
Then   let   the  people  cheer  me  from  the
valleys and thu hills
I'd   have  a   tti'iff   lhat   would   rnajte   the
tost of HvltV small
And   keep   tip   prices   everywhere,    with
U'tieMts for all.
The farmer and the millionaire, the cl'.rK
iiml hired hand
Would all be treated fair and square If 1
could rule the land.
I'd have a plank provldln' that all wrongs
should disappear.
We'd have a navy that would fill all other
lands with fear.
There wouldn't  be no watered  milk,   the
germs would all be killed
I'd   do   mvay   with   Moods   and   have   all
empty purses tilled.
The gover'tnent  should  have control of
everything In Bight;
The people should have chenper coal and
do��s should cease to bile.
Another plank I hnve In mind and which
I'll now explain
Would put an end to early frosts and regulate tlie rain.
I'd have all kinds of sickness stopped and
accidents should cease;
The rogues would all reform, and we'd
have universal peace.
I'd fix It so all married men should learn
io love their wives.
And woes would never come again to
darken people's lives. j
If   1   could   be  a  candidate  I'd   promise
I here .should soon
Be boons  for every  man and child  that
wished to hiive a boon.
I'd have disease abolished, as I think I've |
said before,
Tha old should all grow young again and
death would come no more.
The ones  who  hnve to work should  rest
and have their pay Increased,
And  happiness should tin  the breast of
every man and beast,
I'd fix up everything that's wrong. The
ri!geer in (he ditch
Should throw his pick away at once because I'd make him rich.
The Ignorant should all be wise, the
Wicked should be good.
I'd    legislate   away    the   riles,   establish'
brotherhood.
Spread sweet contentment  all about and ���
fill the land with glee.
Come   on.   folks,   swing   your   hats   and j
shout!   Uprise, dear friends, for me.
���Chicago Record-Herald.
Orchard and Garden.
Always plant small trulls on deep,
rteh alluvial soil, oue vrbleb curries
plenty of humus
Turn up all dirty land thoroughly t*
expose the weed roots to frost aud
repeat this at intervals.
One or the first requisites to keep In
mind tn selecting un orchard loeiitlng
Is that It lie well drained.
Fine, well rotted manure la a good
mnleb for ten roses Prune hy cutting
the blossom lavishly with lung stem*
In order t�� red nee vigorous blooming
branches.
Constant and pemlsient wBrfnre Witt
the sprayer against the various tu*nti
that hntinr and damage tne urehnrd 'j
tbe price ot surcesaful and protttab.
bortlcuitnra.
IN DARKEST AFRICA.
Adventures of an Englishwoman In
Wild Nigeria.
Mr. P. Anuiury Talbot, a district
commissioner in Souther 1 Nigeria,
who has ainve.l in London after
newly two years' travel iu unexplored parti of Nigeria, gives an interesting acoount of b.s experiences in
the   Southern    Niserian    bush ��� Hie
home of witchcraft.
He was accompanied hy his wife
during this long juumey, ami large
portions of the territory Covered had
never been visited before by a while
woman.
Mr. and Mr*. Talhot found two
"Lakes of the Dead,'' each guarded by
an enormous serpent; and thev visited
a native town where nil tilt) houses
were built of ebony and ull the occupants were cannibals,
In an interview with lfeuter'l representative Mr. Talbot aald:
"The Southern Nigerian bush, with
its soft green twilight, dark shadows,
and i|iiiverin. lights is peopled by
many terrors, but among these 'OJJe,'
or witchcraft, reigns supreme.
Sometimes the terror of witchcraft
will scatter a whole town. This happened at Oberekkai (Ubetekluii���Crab
Mud), once a large and prosperous
place which stands on a tributary of
the Kwa river. To-day it is deserted
and dreaded, and, with rapidly advancing bush growth, is but a shrunk,
en survival of former prosperity.
"Should the suspicion of witchcraft
fall upon any one, only trial by ordeal can free tbem. The most usual
one is that of eating escre, a poisonous bean, which almost invariably
kills the suspected person. The ordeals of boiling oils, poured upon the
palms of the hands, and of peppercorns inserted in the eyes, are far
less  dreaded.
One of the most interesting discoveries was that of the Lake of tbe
Dead in the Oban country.
"After a struggle through dense
bush we could see the edge of a sheet
of water along the banks of which
were the holes of crocodiles whose
tracks covered the shore.
"The scone was it weird one; the
surface was absolutely still, nnd round
about were ten feet high bushes, with
what were apparently great lufts of
creamy flowers. These, however, prnv.
eil to be nests of tree frogs.
"The place is a sanctuary for all
wild things, for no hunter would dare
to penetrate the bush to this dreaded
spot. As we stood at the edge, guiting
out over the water, its quiet was suddenly broken by a broad ripple, and
little li&li. were seen to spring agitatedly above the surface. A great python was crossing, and this, we learned, shared with the crocodiles the
guardianship of the  sacred  lake.
''Nothing, we were Informed, must
be, allowed to trouble the water, or
even to touch its outer edge, or famine
and pestilence would ensue. Here,
according to popular belief, enme by
night the ghosts of long dead Kkoi,
to drift in sad companies hopeless and
wailing over the surface of the water.
Even in the bright sunlight the place
has an uncanny look."
Describing n visit'to u district where
all the houses were built of ebonv,
Mr, Talbot said:
"The side of our tent almost touched a little ebony hut built over a
large and gruesome-looking pot. the
sides of which were ornamented with
irom hooks. Before this, about breast
high, ajid the length of a man, was a
kind of altar, made of stout ebonv
blocks.
"In front of our tent door was a
tall carved pillar, ornamented with
strings of human skulls. The people
all had the filed teeth and thin
shrunken appearance which are always associated with cannibal rites
All" our carriers said lhat not only
was the pot in the little hut meant
for the sacrifice of human victims,
but the two hideous mud figures of a
go.l and goddess in unother shed on
the further side of the carved pillar
ha<l had their heads worn away by the
constant libations of human blood
���'awed over them."
GluOUARD HOME AGAIN
CFLEBRATED CANADIAN IS VISITING HIS EARLY HAUNTS
Sir Pirry Hii Won Honors In ths
ln.peri.il Army Such as F****J Cat*
Claim ��� He Became Prominem
Early In His Career and Ro.e to B*
High Commissiontr of N gerla���Hat
Received Many Decorations.
Sir Percy Qlrnuard. who arrived it
Canada recently to visit his o.d home,
is one of tlie must distinguished Can.
iiiiians in the Imperial service und hi
holds a unique position as one of the
i in Ibis country who have been
selected fm high preferment in ths
Imperial Government service
As a distinguished grudtia'e of tb*
Royal Militnrv College at Kingston
he went to Kngland �� lew yean age
ami almost at once sprang Into prom-
ine nee as the devisor of r scheme ol
military armored train* to run around.
Sill  VKIICV OIUOCARD.
the English coast for use In.case el tdt,
tuck   by  a  foreign   army,     Lnti r.   m
Kgypt,   he   became   still   mer-  itti-iu
miller l.ord  Kitchener when    i- chtej
engineer, he built  a railway over the*
desert to curry supplies tn  Kit 'iieOe.j
and   his  armv   then   endeavoring   tu
crush  the  Khalifa whom  he  so completely routed at Obdurman.   Si  tittla
credit for this irrund exploit   - g'.vea
to Sir  Percy  Girnuatd  In  r*onn*��taon
with the careful ami skillful  hit I ling
of   the   desert    road    that  furnished
arms and food to the soldiers,
He is described by emine
j authorities   as   a  great   civil
I who has succeeded  in  every
j he    has   undertaken    and,
| Kitchener,   as   au   officer   ,
i ability.    He is u man of ind.
; energy and great force of will. ..    ,
Kngland to-day he stands in the firs)
I rank among the men of action c.( thu,
' British Umpire. He has beet, presi.
dent of the Egyptian Railway Board,
director of railways in South Africa:
and commissioner of railways and
quartermaster-general of the western
command in Kngland in I9l4i. The fob
lowing year he was made high commissioner of tii** protectorate uf
northern Nigeria, and since 1300 haa
been governor and commander in-.
chief of the Ka.-t African protectorate,
He holds many of the leading ftaper.
ial decorations and has receive.I 'ron.
various bodies very high h'*:i >rs in
Kngland. He is a sou of the late Hon,
Desire Girouard, ol Ottawa. justice.
of Uie Supreme C< tilt.
Iv trish,
tv ��n|
position
Lor^
brilliant
i. tabus
nd in
Hard Lines.
Prosperous Man (to seedy dittoi-Yon
look aa If you hud known better times.
Seedy One���That's right, uud better
compauy too���Kleigende Matter.
Tha Correct Poattien.
A Jameaport applicant for a county
School was being questioned hy those
In authority there "Aud what Is your
position with regard to whipping children?" oue member asked. "My usual
position," she replied, "is on the chair,
with the child across my knees, Tacts
downward."���IJnneua  (Mot   Ultlleliu.
Black Opals  In Australia.
The mines producing black pats in
Australia are situated at the he id of
tl.e River Darling, in no.lherit New
South Wales, about sixty mi *���- from
the village of Walgetl. They were
discovered nearly nine years ago,
Tbe output for tlie lirst three or four
years was very small indeed, only an
occasional black stone Icing found,
I '. some larger t; n. I * were subsequently made, and attracted �� large
number ol miners at one time, a
thousand or more being at the field,
The output then ol black "pal w��a
Irom .'lu.ouli to -iti.ooo per annum,
The black opal is confined within
very small limits and the supply lias
gradually lessened, until during ths
lest nine months the output has been
almost nil.
The Australian opal production of
all descriptions is niw seventy-five
per cent, less than has been known at
anv other time -luring then last twenty years, and black opal In particular
has temporarily ceased to be produced. It is hoped, however, that new
exploration work wi.l result in fresh,
finds.
Quit* Different
'The marriage took place In prison."
"I don't believe lu '.'.llblrb being allowed to marry."
"Vou mistake your people This wse
i prominent banker and * militant suffragette.'-Washington Herald
Advantage of Fall Calves,
Calves dropped In Hie fall always de
better than those porn in tbe spring.
One of the principal reasons for thi** Is
thnt there Is more time to devote to
their care iliirlnu* the winter Calves
born lu the fall are given a ration consisting of milk nnd dry feeds, which
are less likely to enuae scours -jnd other diseases prevalent wben the., are on
grass and allowed to overfeed and th*
time to care for thein Is limited Tbe
full calf Is also old enough to take car*
of itself by spring, when the field work
becomes heavy ami Ihe files trouhlav
soma. The Royal Bank of Canada
COURTENAY, B. C, BRANCH
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
Deposits of $1   ;i".il Upwards   Received  and  Interest
Allowed at Current Kates
DRAFTS ISSUED
ou All Ihe   Principal Towns   in   Canada,   the  United
.States and Europe
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The Courtenay Review
And Comox ValUv Advocate
A  Wecklj   Newspaper,   Published  at
Courtenay, It. C.
N, II. liiu'i.N, Uditor and Proprietor
Subscription W HO per year in Advance
THURSDAY,  FhT.KUAKY '.'7, 1018
Local Lines
What is considered the largest
load of logs ever hauled by the
Comox Logging Co., passed through here on Monday evening.
There were seventy cars in the
train, all fully leaded with heavy
timber.
John Netherwell Eaton; nephew
of Mrr. E. Heeson, Perez ranch,
who has been accountant at the
Bank of Montreal, Winnipeg, for
the past three years, has resigned
his position and will take up ranching in the Comox Valley.
Mr. Jack Mathieson, who has
held the position of accountant
with the Royal Bank here, has
severed his connection with the
bank and leaves for Vancouver on
Sunday. Mr. Mathieson has made
many friends during his nine
months residence in town, who will
wish him success.
There is a bran new staff at the
Royal Bank this week. Mr. w.
II. lloff has resigned to take a
position with Mr. wm. Doane,
Hornby Island, and is succeeded
by Mr. K. II. Hardwick, late of
the Esquimaillt branch, Messrs.
G. M. Stewart and w. H. Ackland
look after the other work, vice J.
S. wilkie and Jack Mathieson.
Song, "Tom Howling,"R.Solau
Sung, " The Wag at the Wa',"
by .1   11. Carnuchael
Step dance, J   Day
Song, " Tlmia " Miss Harwood
Song, banjoacci, ''Sunny Ohio,"
J.J. Harwood
Selection, orchestra
Song, " The March of the Cameron Men,' R. Solan
Song, " I couldn't come home in
the dark," J, H. Carinicliael
Refreshments were served by the
ladies.
The music was supplied by A.
England, (ins. Nyland, J. J., Geo,
and Wm. Harwood, and J. Ford.
^aiu
Boots and Shoes
Dry Goods
Groceries
Hardware
Get Yonr Lowest Prices on Barb,
Wave    and    Smooth    \\'ire,    and
Poultry   Netting,   in   all   widths,
and then see us
a
S A   Full  Assortment of Men's  Fancy and   Dress
��� Shirts, Hats and Underwear.      Alss a large Assort-
J ment of Boys and Youths Shoes.     See our New
��� Assortment of Men's,  Boy's and Yoth's Hats and
��� Caps
Best   Tailored   Clothes   Made   to   Order.
Good Fit Guaranteed
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HORNBY ISLAND
Mr. J.J. Harwood, sr, of Hornby
Island has just received the long
service medal of the St. John Ambulance Corps of Newton Abbott,
Devon, England, Mr, Harwood and
his family have,, only recently arrived here.
The following programme was
given at the Hornby Island Progress club's concert on Saturday
evening ;���
Selection, orchestra
Song, H. Carmichael
Selection, orchestra
Song, "Anchored" W. Harwood
Song, ''Teaching McPadden to
Waltz," J. LaForest
Selection, orchestra
Song, " Put Me Amongst the
Girls," G. Harwood
Lancashire Step, J. J. Harwood
Communication
Editor Review,
Sir,���Will you allow me space in
your interesting paper for comment
on the strike in Cumberland.
Some time ago parties went out
from Cumberland and into the outlying districts of Courtenay and
Comox soliciting aid for the strikers and their children, Now, sir,
when child rerr are brought to the
front they generally touch the tender spot in the most hardened, and
I don't doubt for a moment that
they found it in this case, as one of
the party told me they had done
fine in the route they were ou as
they had got all the way from 25c
to a ton of potatoes. Now sir, I
know that thcie were lots of families in Cumberland iu very poor
circumstances, so down goes my
hand to my jeans, pulled out a
couple ot dollars, handed it over,
added my name lo the list of good
Samaratans, the gentleman thanked me and departed.
Now sir, I am not going to say
that any of this money was misappropriated, but it certainly starts
one thinking when he sees what is
taking place since. For information of people around Comox and
Courtenay I might state there are in
Happy Valley fanners ou a small
scale whose nightly prayer is that
the strike may continue. One man
a great believer in socialism, is
milking 7 cows and gathering eggs
from too chickens and drawing $40
per month strike pay ; other lucky
fellows are milking 4 cows, selling
cream to the creamery and drawing
$50 per month strike pay. There
are others who never worked in the
mines receiving strike pay., These
are the people we contributed our
mite to help support. This is Happy Valley for you.
Well, why not be happy so long
as \ve are doing well.
Yours truly
Pun Bono Publico
ROYSTON
New Townsite, Comox Harbor
With its snowclad mountains in the background, sea and green
fields in the foreground it makes a picture worth painting
Watch It Grow
we have lots aud acreage for sale.
Don't delay seeing us
British Columbia Investments
LIMITED
Vancouver Island Farms and Acreage Specialists
TELEPHONE 36 COURTENAY, V. I., B. C.
I W'e regret to learn of the indis-
position of Mrs. Markham Ball, and
wish her a complete restoration to
to health,
J. P, Coberly of Valdez Island
purchased five acres of land from
Mr. Berkley Grieves last week.
The bright moonlight nights and
faultless weather are taken full advantage of. The other evening
Mr. and Mrs. Junes entertained a
large party of young people at their
home. Last Thursday evening a
number of guests spent a very enjoyable evening <tt the home of Mr.
aud Mrs. F. Swan.
Mr. Janes is altering his house
with a view to make it more spacious and comfortable. Aided by
the unexcelled weather at present
prevailing, these alterations are
progressing very  rapidly.
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Comox Co-Operative Society
. Butchers
Dealers in Meats, Farm
Produce, etc.
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Courtenay
Union Street
If you waul pictures framed,
cabinet or sign worK done go to
J, Sutton
Dissolution of Partnership
NOTICE is hereby given that the
partnership heretofore existing between
George leighton and Charles Herbert
Adey, under the name' of Leighton &
Alley, has this day been dissolved by
mutual consent, The said George
leighton will continue to carry mi the
said business anil will discharge all
liabilities, and all accounts must be paid
to the said George Leighton.
Gkoiu'.k B.  Lkioiiton.
Ciiahi.ks Hkhhhkt Aukv.
Witness���CiiauI,lis GRUNDY,
Dated this 22nd day of  February,   1913.
Seed Potatoes
COUNTRY GENTLEMAN
Very   early,   weeks  earlier than  Early
Rose,  good quality,   both in  eating and
keeping; one year from prairie
AI.SO CABBAGE  PLANTS
Apply
R. WILLIAMSON', Happy Valley
Box 358, Cumberland
Cedar Fence Posts For Sale
Ordinary fence Tposts 8 cents at the end
of Little River Road. Drain timbers and
eutra size and round  posts cut   to order.
Prices on application,
J.   E.   HUDSON    -   -   -    LA/.O P. O.
Corner Store
send to the East, pay postage, and incur the risk of
not liking the foods when
you get them
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A large consignment,  comprising  several hundred   pairs of
shoes, a quantity of first-class dress material, table oil
cloth, and all kinds of dry goods, has just arrived
j     Parkin Bros,     i
Phone 4                         Sandwick !
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THE
COMOX BAY
STORE
Dry  Goods, Groceries,
Boo',   and Shoes
C. J. Moore
General Merchant
j Stoddart, the Jeweler
Is now locoted where he gets the most business
You all know where?
COURTENAY   I
The future business center of the
Comox District
ELK   HOTEL
Comox, B. C.
Best Meals North of Naniamo
Choicest Liquors and Cigars
C. A. Martin,  Prop.
J.   E.   ASTON
Basement Willard Block
Loggers Boots and Shoes Made
Repairing  Neatly  and  Promptly   Done
GO WITH THE BUNCH TO
Potter's Pool Room
CANDIES, CIGARS and
SOFT DRINKS
J. POTTER, Proprietor
PORT AUGUSTA HOTEL
Comox, B. C.
First-class   Accommodation.    Best
Quality Wines Liquors and Cigars
H. Cottington, Prop.
C. W.  Shannon
PAINTER and DECORATOR
Estimates Furnished Free of Charge
Shannon Block,     Courtenay - *,
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CAflPB ELL'S
Silk and Trimmings
for
Evening Costumes
Agents for
Invictus Shoes
EMBROIDERIES AND LACES
WE HAVE now received our Shipment of New Embroideries.   The Range
we are showing this Season being far in Advance of any previous one.
Every piece new and a selection of patterns and qualities that show good judgement.   We invite your inspection of these.    Skirting and Flouncings from 50c.
to 75c.   Exclusive Patterns in Corset Cover Embroidery and Strapping
Edgings in all widths with Insertions to match
Special Novelties in Allover Lace in white, ecru, black and fancy combinations
A complete range in all widths of Valenciennes, Torchon, Clung and Chantilly Laces
See our new lines in Costume Cloth.    They come in natural, sky cadet, champagne and resida, with trimmings to match
MEN'S FURNISHINGS, Etc.
OUR Gents Department is now Stocked with the
Mosl Up-To-Date Goods for the Dressy Dresser.
Newesl arrivals���men's, youths and children's English fur felt and
cloth hats.   Special novelties in children's felt and cloth hats.
We Invite Your Inspection of our Spring Samples of Campbell's
Made-To-Measure Clothing���Style and Fit Guaranteed
Slater Shoes
in
Newest Spring Styles
Shoes
Newest    Spring   Shapes   in
black   and   tan,  button  and
laced,    with   fancy   vesting
uppers
CAMPBELL'S, Cumberland
McFarlane Bros.
Great Midwinter Sale
Commencing Monday, January 13
Our entire stock must be cleared to
make room for new spring goods.
Special discounts in all Departments
of our $30,000 stock
Nothing is   Reserved
A Great Money Saving Opportunity for All
Blankets, beds, bedspreads, sheets, sheeting, flannel,   flannelettes, eiderdowns, dress goods, cretonnes, art sateen, ladies and
childrens hosier)-,   shoes  and   rubber   goods   at   wonderful
reductions.
Gents clothing, sweaters, shirts, underwear, hats, boots, shoes
and rubber  goods.
Men, now is the time to get that new spring suit at a bargain.
Our grocery department is replete with choise fresh groceries,
We are giving a special discount on all lines, and have an umber of specials at exceptionally low prices.
A dollar saved is a dollar earned.    We can   save   you  many
dollars if you will buy your requirements from us.
Terms of sale strictly spot cash.    Goods bought at  this   sale
not returnable.   Sale continues for one week only.
Remember the Date and Place
January   13th  to  18th inclusive
The Comer Store
CUMBERLAND
P. O. Box 100 Phone 10
SANDWICK
A little surprise party descended
upon Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swan, at
Grantham, ou Thursday the 20th
instant and a splendid evening resulted.
Mr. Percy Machin is back from
a tour which embraced Central
America, the Panama Canal and
California.
Born���On February 17, at Chit-
toe Cottage, Grantham, to the
wife of Mr. Herbert B. Mogg, a
son.
Messrs. G. R. Bates and E. H.
Smith left on Thursday for Campbell River, the latter en route for
Prince Rupert and Queen Charlotte Island.
Rev. Benjamin Appleyard has
been appointed to succeed the Rev.
J. X. Willemar iu thej Comox district, and will arrive in the spring
He has had several years exper
iencc in the northern part of the
province, in the diocese of Columbia, and has lately been Organizing
Secretary for the Society for the
Propagation of the Gospel (one of
the leading missionery societies of
the Euglish church) in the diocese
of Norwich, England. He writes:
"It is interesting to remember that
Bishop Hills went from Norwich
diocese to be the first Bishop of
Columbia, and that another noted
Canadian Bishop, Bishop Mountain
and his more celebrated son were
also natives of Norfolk. Norfolk
sent Mountains to the east and
Hills to the west.
A delightful whist drive was
held at Graudview Ranch, the
home of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Janes,
on Friday, the 14 instant. The
following being present; Mr. and
Mrs. Salmond, Mr. and Mrs.
Blackburn, Mr. and Mrs. John
Grieve, Mr. and Mrs. Cliffe, Mr.
and Mrs. Swan, the Misses Halli-
day, Scaife and Lila Grieve, and
Messrs, Austin Blackburn, Merle
Halliday, R. B. Prendergast and
Salmond, junior.
First honours to the fair sex
went to Miss Halliday, the gentleman's first prize t#Mr Prendergast,
We Ask Inspection
Of the Full Line of Gents Neckwear just Received
Our Xmas. Groceries are the Best in Town
See Our Children's Shoes
The   Ideal  Store
Cumberland
the lady's booby prize to Mrs.
Cliffe, and the most important of
all, the gentleman's booby prize,
(a child's rattle) was won by Mr.
M. Halliday. Although we hear
of a gentleman up the road who
got such a comfortable seat on a
lounge that everyone decided he
must be glued thereto; he did shift
eventually, and it is suspected that
he was fully entitled to the rattle,
as we hear he did not hand iu his
score card.
After a light lunch the company
dispersed after deciding that for
one night they had had plenty of
whist.
One of the pleasant social affairs
of last week was the reception of
Mrs. J. Hutchison McMillan, who
was at home for the first time since
her marriage, aud entertained a
great many callers at her home on
Maryport Avenut, Cumberland.
The bride's mother, Mrs. G. A.
��� Robinson and Mrs. J. A, Fraser
took charge of the tea tables, and
I little Miss Mary King and Miss
Lousia Bickle assisted in receiving.
Mr. and Mrs. McMillan, of Cumberland, took advantage of the fine
weather and spent Sunday with
Mrs. McMillan's mother, at Glen-
wood farm.
Mr. John Goodies left on Sunday for Tacoma, after spending a
couple of weeks with Mr. aud
Mrs. G. A, Robinson, Glenwood
Farm.
Miss Addie Machin arrived home
on Tuesday from Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. James Parkin left
on Tuesday for Victoria, in the interests of the Corner store.
The Rev. Thos. Menzies and
Mr. Wm. Duncan left on Tuesday
to attend the meeting of the Presbytery. Mr. J. N. Craig will conduct the services in Mr. Menzie's
absence.
CAMP TWO
Too late for last week
What might have proved a disastrous accident occured on Sunday last, when "Jumbo" went to
fish through a hole in the ice on
"Tyee Lake" at the back of Camp
2. Jumbo had landed six beautiful Silver Trout, and when moving
to another hole the ice gave way,
percipitating Jumbo into the depths
of the lake. Had it not been for
the prompt assistance rendered by-
Alex. Stewart, who quickly got a
line to Jumbo, it is certain that he
would never have got out.
Geo. Pierce and J. Jenkins have
returned to Camp 2 after spending
a very enjoyable week end in
Courtenay, where they were the
guests of O. H. Fechner.
Mr. Stoddart, the Cumberland
jeweler, has beef making a tour of
the camps and has bean successful
in doing much business, The Furniture Store
Iron Beds and  Bedding, Springs and Mattresses,
Carpets, Stoves and Ranges, Furniture and
House   Furnishings,   Rugs   Linoleums,
Curtains aud Window Blinds
WALLPAPER A SPECIALTY
A. McKINNON
Dunsmuir Ave. Cumberland
T. T. GRIEVES       Seed Potatoes
Builder & Contractor
Bungalow Specialist
Plans and Estimates Free
Box 124      Courtenay
To be Raffled For
One, 28 ft. Launch
with 12 h. p. Engine
Tickets $1.00 Each
Tickets may be had from the
owners:
E. J. Millett, C. C. Piercy or
Bert Higgins, Comox
EARLY  ROSE or  BURBANK
Two Cents IVr   Pound while  They bast
If You want good Belected Seed Potatoes
Mall Your Orders t"
Markham [Ball   -   Sandwick
Tenders Wanted
SKAI/ED Tenders will lie received by the
undersigned, up to noon on Prfday,
February 28, for the erection of a Church
in Courtenay. Plans ami specifications
may lie seen at the office of the Co-Operative Society's butcher shop. Lowest or
and tender not necessarily accepted.
thomas menzies,
Sandwick, 1'. 0.
Anti-Tuberculosis Soc'y
Yearly  Report of  Comox Branch
of the Anti-Tuberculosis
Society
I Victoria, B. C,
Feb. 13, 1913
Miss E. Wilson,
Sec. Anti-Tuberculosis Society
Comox, Ii. C.
Dear > iss Wilson:���
I beg to acknowledge the receipt
J of your letter of the 10th instant,
containing two cheques, one
'twenty-four, and the other for one
I hundred dollars, The amounts
: will be applied to the maintenance
I fund.
On behalf of our Society I beg to
thank you for your kindness, and
I would ask you to thank the
school children for the contribution
of $2,55.
Faithfully yours,
C. I). Pagan, Secretary
Mr. Albert Rippou is putting up
a new residence and blacksmith
shop here. Albert is a good mechanic and we should like to see
him do well.
R. Ainslie has been removed
from his position as wireles operator at Cape Lazo to Albert Bay.
Report goes that he has left his
heart in Comox.
A. W. Tuson left by Charmer
for Victoria.
'Twas no fight, only he charged
into the telegraph post guy, opposite the Elk hotel.
Regarding the article re flying machine, in the Cumberland News of
February-19, we should like to inform their correspondent that the
secret of the flying machine is deep
and full' of mystery. Some say
that it is the Armstrong Patent.
Hours of service at St. Peter's
church, Comox, on Sunday, will
be as follows: 11 a. in. matins and
holy communion, 3 p. m. evensong
aud sermon. The preacher at each
service will be the Hon. the Rev.
T. R. Heneage.
First-Class Plumbing
Hot Water and Steamfitting
J. E. JACKSON
Phone 9 Courtenay ported having received at
ANNUAL MEETING
The  Annual  meeting  of the  Comox
Creamery Association will lie held ill the
Agricultural Hall, Courtenay, on Thursday, March 6th, at 8 p. m.
R.'u. Hurford, Wm. Duncan,
President Secretary
Farmers Market
Following are the quotations at
the New Westminster market on
Friday last :
MEATS���VUOUSAM
Beef, forequarters      !��1-2 to Wc
Beef, hind'iuarterH  11
Veallarse     9
Veal,-mall ��
Mutton 10
Pork 12
MEATS��� RETAIL
Beef, best rib roast 15
Beef, loin 18
Beef, round steak	
Boiling beef 10
Veal 15
Pork 12
Mutton 12
Poultry���He h, small,   per doz.
12c
10c
144
12$
13J
18c
22c
20c
l'o
25c
21c
20c
8 to 810 ���
large, doi., 10 to 112 ; chickenB, do/.., 4 to 86;
ducks, 15 to 18 dollars tier dozen.
Flih���Salmon 15c lb.; flounders 10c lb..
Sturgson lb. 15o ; halibut lb, 10c ; uteelhcad
lb, ISo 1 smsltt lh I' c.
Bugs���wholesale down, 40 to 42c, retail, 15
to hi o per ilozcn.
Hotter - Wliolenale, 8 to, retail 40 to 4ac lb
Apples $1 to St.25 per box,
Vegetables���wholemile, ��� Beets,  sack 1.00
carrot., aack. "Bo ; turnips,  sick, 60c ;  potatoes, 13 to 14 dollars per ton.
On January 25, 1913, a special
meeting of Comox Branch of the
Anti-Tuberculosis Society was called by the president, Mrs. Dr.
Millard, to wind up the business of
the past year, and elect new officers
for the coming year. Business
done by the Society during the
past year was as follows:���
Treasurer, Mrs. Dingwall, re-
different
times sums of money, totalling at
the end of the year $224. This
money was proceeds from membership fees, dances, concerts and a
contribution of $2.55 from the Comox school children. Of this total
amount, $124 has been sent to Dr.
Fagan. of Victoria, whs is secretary
of the British Columbia Anti-Tuberculosis Society. In March 1912,
Comox Branch of the Society, pre,
sented $50 to Mr. George Grieve,
of Sandwick. Mr. Grieve was suffering from tuberculosis at that
time, and has since succumbed to
the disease. During the first part
of this year the sum of $25 was
presented to Mr. Hickkla, of t' e
Fraser River Lumbering Co., to
pay his expenses up to Tranquille
Sanatorium, at Kamloops. _ Latest
reports, concerning Mr. Hickkla's
condition, was that he was improving, and with proper eare will
completely recover. The Treasurer reports $25 still in the bank to
the Society's account? Ths sum is
to be kept in readiness for any
needy cases that may arise.
The same officers were re-elected
for the coming year, viz:���Mrs
Dr.   Millard,  president,   Mrs. Dr,
Beadnell,     vice-president,      Mrs.
Dingwall, treasurer,   Miss Wilson,
secretary,
~t~
Incorporation
GET YOUR
Cleaning, Pressing, Repairing  and
Sboe Shining done by the
Courtenay Cleaners
W. I,. SCOTT, Prop.
Next door to the Batcher Shop
Frank P. Hulley
Painter and Decorator
All Kinds of Decorating Neatly Done
Box 167      Courtenay
PERCY  WINCH
'GRAND   DUKEC IGARS"
SIDNEY, B.C.
The Courtenay Hotel
Every Convenience for Guests
The Central Hotel for Sportsmen
None but the BEST WINKS and
LIQUORS at the Bar
RATES REASONABLE
JOHN JOHNSTON,     Prop.
The  Comox  Barber   Shop
Oldest Shop in Courtenay
Nothing  But   First  Class   Work
Guaranteed.    Baths iu connection
C. E. DALRYMPLE, Prop.
It is taken for granted that the
town of Courtenay is well within
the qualifications required for incorporation, It is to be hoped
that there are men enough in
Courtenay with the necessary push
to at once take steps to lead us in
the undertaking. There is every
need of haste, as is generally the
case there are always some individuals who singly or collectively will
seek to get in as a private company
and gobble up all utilities such as
light and water-works in which
there are big profits, and leave the
city to pick the taxation bone.
This has been the unhappy fate of
Cumberland. Let us be warned,
as delay is dangerous, and that if
we loose the opportunity of securing the light and water systems for
the city, we might as well make up
our minds to forever give up the
idea of incorporation. The Board
of Trade at its next meeting should
take this matter up and see what
can be done by way of securing
these facilities. It is up to every
individual to oppose any scheme no
matter how lucrative the shares
may be said to be, that is not in
the best interests of Courtenay as a
city. We cannot hope tip run a
city which requires the improvements that Courtenay does, on the
revenue derived from taxation
alone. The initial cost of these
systems is the greatest. After the
installation of these faciltties, the
profits are at the maximum aud
.expenses practically nil. With
light and water systems bringing
' in a good monthly revenue to the
city treasury the   borrowing abili-
BYRNE BROS.
Manufacturers of
High-Grade Havana Cigars. "Monarch"
and "Oak Brand"
I'or Sale at All Hotels
619 Johnson St.        Victoria
Cumberland Hotel
Good Accomodation      Cuslne Excellent
Wm. Merry-field
Proprietor
Waverley Hotel
Cumberland, II. C,
Itest  of  Liquors  and  Cigars,   Hot and
Cold Water, Baths, etc,
FRANK I1AU.AS, Proprietor
Jos. Bailie
Tobacconist
Dealer in
Choice Fruits,
Confectionery,
Soft Drinks
Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland
Ti]e Star
Livery Stable
Livery and team work promptly attended to.   All kinds of
hauling done
First-Class Buggies for Hire
Alex. Maxwell, Prop,
Cumberland
The Store
of Quality
THE BIG
STORE
This   is   our   Month   for   Offering
Bargains  in  Many   Lines
We are Stocktaking and January 31
must see a GREAT CLEARANCE
We   must
need the
have
room
arriving
money,
for new
and   we
goods
The  Opportunity is  Yours
On behalf of   Comox   Branch of i ties of the city are greatly enhauc-
Stump Pullers
Earth augers well boring, take-up cables, fixtures, nelf-cipening and shutting gates and
doors, etc., manufacture,!. Write 469 Burn-
side road Victoria. B.C. Special li-yenr ar-
rangementB to settlers for stump-puller outfits:
capacity up to 36-inch green stumps. 6 fUrees
the Anti-Tuberculosis Society, I
wish to thank all persons, including the Comox school children,
who have in any way contributed
to the Anti-Tuberculosis fund during the past year, I remain,
Yours faithfully,
E. Wilson, Secretary.
The following is a copy   of the
jy^ttWiS    "'"���i"1 letter received fromDr- FaRan
ed. Should the city issue deben
Hires there is a better chance to sell
them, and at a higher price if the
city can show a steady and independent income, apart from the
taxes that can go toward the sink-
iug fund and paying the interest.
Let us first make up our minds for
light and water. Light and water
or no incorporation.���Com,
Simon, Leiser & Co., Ltd.
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Four Reasons Why You Should Use
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Because it is made front Canadian No, I Hard Wheat, (the lu'sl in the
Wmld ), hy the must modern process. Because ii is from a Partners
Mill that grlittis honest flour, ami honeat feed for farmers use, Because
it is better than  must other brands ol Hour.    Because it is about forty
cents a barrel cheaper than any other standard II, ur.
Ask your grocer (or one suck nnd try it.   If he can't supply it telephone or write
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Interesting Items from the Coal City
The output of coal from the
mines is steadily increasing, last
week the total was 7754 tons.
Evening service w.ll be held in
Holy Trinity cnurch Sunday, the
2nd of Maich, when the Hon the
Rev. T. R. Heneage will' preach.
George Muii/.ik was charged before Judge Abrams, in the Provincial Police court, with intimidation,
using obscene language and resisting ar: est at Bevan. The presiding judge found him guilty, and
finsdhim $25 and costs or in default
three months.
A new 8(3 ton locomotive arrived
at Union'Bay on Tuesday, consigned to the Canadian colleries
(Dunsmuir) Ltd. It hns eight
drive wheels, engine track aud
trailers, and is in every sense a
modern locomotive, Built according to British ccltiinbia Government specifications. Its tank will
hold 4,500 gallons of water and is
expected lo haul 600 tons of coal
on a 1 per centigrade, that is about
30 cars of coal.
It is a common thing these days,
but what we would have considered very unusual a few weeks ago,
to see two wtmien discussing strike
conditions, one the wife of an idler
or sympathizer, the other the wife
of a worker. Oue will say, "The
only thing I said about you
was���," while the other will say,
"All that I said about you was
that���;" evidently trying to bridge
the chasm of difference in opinion
that has existed during the past
four months. True sign: "I told
you so."���Islander.
.Eighty-six loggers struck at
Camp 5 yesterday and were given
their time checks. They struck
town on their way to Vancouver
last evening just after everybody
had banked all the money in sight,
and no one could cash their checks.
ROYSTON
Tenders are being asked for the
erection of a telephone line between Courtenay and Roy's Beach.
Mr.   Harwood   Ash   has under
course of construction  a handsome
new residence, which will be ready
for occupancy in a week or two.
in
The Cowichan leaves Comox
wharf at 11 a. m. on Tuesdays and
4 p. m. on Sunday's. Arrives on
Tuesday and Sunday mornings at
8 o'clock.
The Charmer arrives at Comox
wharf on Tuesdays at 4 p. m., and
leaves at 9 p. m., arrives on Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock, and
leaves on Thursday morning at
7.15, arrives Friday evening at 7
o'clock, and leaves at 7,15 Saturday morning.
"Mac's" Billiard
and Pool Room
Basement McPhee Block
Cigars, Tobacco, Soft Drinks
and Candy
MACKENZIE  BROS.
Proprietors
Wood! Wood!
Wood!
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Now is the Time to Think of
this Burning Question
The Courtenay Wood Supply
Co.,  can   Execute Your
Orders Promptly    '
Do   not   Delay   Getting    in
Your   Winter's   Supply,
but at once communicate with
Kenneth A. Grieve
Phone 36
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enough to Secure a Quantity at a Price that
we can Retail at 25 cents per Dozen. We
Guarantee them A 1 Stock, and are of Good
Sizs. You will need some for making Marmalade, and as this is Your Last Opportunity for Buying Cheap Oranges we Advise
You to Take Advantage of This Offer
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An Advertisemnet in The Review Pays
Riverside Hotel
COURTENAY
Bar Supplied with the Best Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
SPLENDID CUISINE
Travellers Always Made Welcome
O. H. FECHNER, Prop.
SWAN'S
POOL ROOM
The Best in Town
E. SWAN, Prop.
My Annual
Stocktaking Sale
will commence on Friday, Feb. 14
and continue for 10 days
Every article in the store will be sold at a big reduction during
this sale.   As it is absolutely necessary to make room
for new spring goods
See this Space Next Week
W. G. McKEAN
Telephone 6 Courtenay B. C. THE   COURTENAY   REVIEW,   COURTENAY,   Ti. C,
STICKINGJO IT.
Illustrative Lecture by Q. Hope
Jones.
FOLLOWING THE WOODCHUCK
Historical Examples Containing Information Not Found In th. Textbooks.
T),o&e ot Pliny. Columbut, Sir laaao
Newton and tlie Lecturer.
By M. QUAD.
{Copyright, ii'i.. iiv  Associated Literary
Ptnsa )
Will)    with    1Im>    grval    when
lliinii'   nml   Athens   It'll   llui
world?
win, were ilir win when
Eugllltld emerged Minn barbarity ?
wiin ivfic iiii- uii'ui when America
Ull'I'W  Oil   llll"  ty'rUIU's  Juki'/
'.Vlui ii ri' great today, nml Uow tlid
tha; gut there':
Wns It li) turning hack or sticking
lit Iff
My deor friends nf Titus Hill, ns per
notices posted mi the courthouse door
���ml iu the postodice yesterday the
subject of in.v remarks this evening In
"Sticking In It." I observe that Hip mnn
Willi tilt? yaller hull' mi tbe front row
In somewhat tlie worse for liquor nnd
teems to think lie bus worked liln way
Into a circus,    I trust Unit there will
BE SAW AN  Al'l'l.K 1- ALL TO TIIK UIIOUNO.
lie no necessity for escorting blm to
the door iiuil throwing blm out with a
dull I hud.
Let us first risk ourselves what
slicking to It Is, We imswer the question by replying it, i�� a determination
In tbo human breast to follow the
woodchuck to his hole and dig blm
out and let nothing prevent, A mnn
may he honest, truthful, ambitious
���nd all that nnd yet if he docs not
cultivate and push the spirit of stick
be will travel through a lifetime nnd
bring up In a thistle patch at last
Not to Be Confounded With Obstinacy.
Do not confound the traits uf self
will or obstinacy wltb those or stick.
A man may he so stiff nocked Unit he
may live and die claiming that Noah's
ark was painted blue with yaller trimmings, hut ut the same time he will
never he heard of outside ot his own
village. The spirit of stick has descended to us from the gods; tbe spirit
of obstinacy is kjeket. into us by an
old dun colored mule when we are
young.
1 still have my eyes on the young
man with the yaller hair and am lire-
pared for any move lie makes, hut let
us cite the ense or I'llny. Of course
I'llny lived and died without having
heard of tills town and without having
rend thnt you once raised a prize hog
weighing Tin< pounds, but his example
la a good one lo follow. He wns horn
tongue tied and crosseyed, but early in
life he determined to become a great
man. Some of you may have dime the
tame thing, but. unlike I'llny, you got
a sore bee' or were crossed In love and
gave it tip. Ile stuck. During his boyhood, when he should hnve been going
to school, his lather had hi in out digging for clams or angling for culflsh to
supply tho family larder nnd threw
many other discouragements in hie
way.
The Case ef Pliny,
At the age of sixteen, when moat
boys stnrt for college, young I'llny was
cutting marsh hay and digging potatoes on shares. Even at twenty about
���II he knew was thnt twice tlve are
ten aud thnt a full moon will make
cucumbers grow an Inch every night
But the stick to It was there. It was
born there In the tlrst place, and lu
the next it wasn't charged any rent to
remain on hand till wanted. I'llny bad
his Idea, and he never let go of It It
Iny down with him at night anil It rose
up with him In the morning, tils
mother wanted him tf go lo work In a
cotton mill so that she could get tier
towels and sheets nt 10 per cent off.
and his father wanted to apprentice
him to a shoemaker, so as to get cement patches for nothing, hut the
young man took the bit in his teeth
I nun started in to study ami iciirn ion
nil know what n,. made nl himself by
the tltue he reached thirty, III" stood
iii Hie top. uiul people for fifty mile*,
annual fell mer Ihelliselves 10 Attend
Ins canity pulls ami send him in Kiirly
lluse potatoes ||(. sloell tin tlie ptn-
uai'le before he slopped. Hnd u  ureut
nation honored and respected him
Stick tn it put liliii there llnd ha
stopped when lie found llllll the wood-
chuck lintl cunt. inVn Ills hula he might
[inaalbly hate turned out to be h good
windmill  nueiit,  nut  in.  would  never
  hecnine  I'llnv     I don't  mi   fhitt
��ny or you will ever reach the omlteol
���union he did. and I couldn't guarantee it even If there was v.; lu ihe In,use,
but sticking will boost you up to a
higher point Hunt you occupy now U
you give here the chance.
Sir l.aa-'i, Early Exprnm.ntt.
1 am happy in see that (lie young
man with the yaller hair has got over
looking lor a circus and gone to sleep,
and 1 will therefore cite you A can*
nut i\ulle sn ancient���tiiut of Sir Isaac
Newton, the discoverer of gravitation.
At the ngu of ten months, when he
pushed his nursing bottle over tha
���.I..* r.r *i.�� crerlla) end ssw It Cull tu
the floor, bis face wore a puzzled look,
��� nd bis mother wondered If be had
struck n new kind of colic. He waa
simply wondering why It didn't rise up
to the celling instead of falling lo the
floor.
Itefore he' was three yearn old be
was spunked a dozen times a day tor
Indulging In experiments, nnd but for
Ihe spirit of stick Ilie world would
have lost one of its greatest discoverers. The more and the harder he wus
spunked the more he experimented,
From tlie age or ten to twenty he waa
employed lu a pottery aud had to give
iiii his Idea of gravitation to muke gal.
Ion Jugs to hold elder and something
stronger, but lit the latter age be cut
loose from Ills job nud went buck to
his original Idea.
You have nil rend how he made hla
discovery. lie wits lying on his back
under un tipple tree out; day when ha
eaw an apple I'nll to the ground. Ua
wns amazed that it didn't gu up Into
the sky Instead. He begun to think
nud ponder and reach out for au explanation nnd dually decided tbut
gravity pulled the apple down Instead
of boosting it up. I can't say that
previous to his discovery barrels used
to roll uphill instead of down nml that
cocoanuts went sailing skyward Instead of striking the earth, but I do
know that since his time if yon throw
ii rock nt a dog It Will be found lying
around loose somewhere after having
lerved its purpose.
What Napoleon Did.
Do not let your attention be distracted by the boys peering in at tbe windows or tho antics of the yaller hatred young man who is now peering
about us ir in search of Ihe cuite of
the Bengal tiger, but listcu closely to
my next great illustration, Who and
what was the great Napoleon at tbe
age of ten'/ Simply a sickly child
coming along with the Inst run of shad
uud being ted on milk und sugar
At lll'tceu no one would say that ha
would ever amount to shucks. Una
could name twenty things or more In
which he was lacking, but there was
one certain thing he had in plenty���
Ihe stick to It If he went lor tbe
woodchuck he got him. He hud made
up his mind, puuy and sickly though
be was, to become a ruler of meu and
boss of Europe, and it is needless to
tell you that he did not stop until be
gut there. Stick was the pushing power. No matter how often he was
thrown down, he got up to try it again.
Waterloo finished him. but he had hud
ins day aud could afford to retire.
If you need another cuse to convince
you. tnke that of Columbus. At un
curly date he got the lileu Into his
head that Europe wasn't the only pebble on tho beach, and he wanted to set
out nnd look for others. It seemed to
him that there might be a few acres
or good laud lying urouiiil the west,
nnd the (den never left him. It took
him twenty years to convince people
that he was no fool, anil when he set
out ut last he was generally looked
upon as heiug light 111 the top story.
You know whnt bis sticking accomplished. We might have been discovered a hundred years later by some other
tellow, but If so we'd bnve been a
hundred years behind the times toduy.
A Paraonal Application.
As a last case and the yuller haired
young muu having settled himself
down for an nllulght's sleep, tnke my
own. My father was lume and iny
mother red headed, and we were so
poor that cold potatoes and sulphur
water w*re luxuries to us. I wns first
apprenticed to a cobbler, then sent to a
tanner and n bricklayer in succession,
but 1 had ideas, und I hud to slick, and
the result Is that I stand here before
you tonight with the laurel leaves of
fame drooping from my marble brow.
Others might, have given up und become your cobbler, your tanner or your
bricklayer, but y Hope .tones was not
of that sort.
Day hy tiny he stuck to the tracks of
the vroodchiick, nnd when he Dually
holed the critter he dug him out and
asked his due reward from the world
nt la rye. The receipts of the house tonight teach the traits of sticking again.
They   are  Just  sufficient   to   pay   my
board bin iiuil liny cnccsc aim crm-Leis
ror a lunch, but I shall walk the four,
teen miles tu my next XtnpplllU place
anil turn up smillnc. I am on the rostrum to star, nml I say to you that with
i.'i rents in cash nml a natural stick-to
itlveness nothing is Impossible to man
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Handicapped. ���:���
it is Impossible tor ihe average T
man io explain the turnr to n wo- &>
mnn  because the average iiutn I
| J doesn't understand cither the wo- +
i .j.   man or the tariff ��� Judge's I.Ibrit    1
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!
Simple.
"My   wife"  said   Mr   Clarke,   "sent
| $'.' ib answer lo an advertisement of
i a sure method ot getting rid of super
| ttuinis rut."
I     "And    what   dirt   ahe   get   for   the
| moneyy    Wua the Information  what
, she wantedV" naked Mr. Simmon".
i      "Well, she tint a repiy telllug ber to
| sell   It   lo   the  soap   mnn "���
Circumstantial Evidence.
THE_FAILURE.
Ha Couldn't Cope With tho Maple Sirup
Problem.
���"WMIK Inefficient are necessarily the
J[    dlsohllglug."    suld     I innk     A.
Muusey. apropos  of a   political
leader who had fulled,
"A middle aged failure got a summer
job In a Vermont general store last
month, A boy came lu one morning
and naked hlni for half a pound of
melted maple sugar, the famous Vermont dainty, nl the same lime laying
a pot on tlie counter.
"The Inelllclent failure, without
weighing the pot first, ladled a lot ol
the sticky sirup Into It: tbeu. ol
course, when he set the pot on tin
scales It went dowu with a hung. So
De ludled some of the sirup out, ami
again tbe pot went down with a bung
finally he bulled out ull he could, bul
agnln bung went the scales
"Then the man returned the boy Ida
pot and said:
"'Go back home and  tell your ma
DAMES AND DAUGHTERS.
lime. Alhmil. sixty und poor, la1
hi' London, teuehlng music for a living,    one* sh�� waa worth uearly II,-
ouo,ooo,
Mrs. Mary Ashtoa. said to lie the eldest living army nurse In Ihls country,
has Just celebrated tier eighty-sixth'
birthday.
Mrs. A. M Blair, the "musical philanthropist" of Washington, is now
gathering forces for a woman's orchestra In Ihe national capital. She Is already the bend of three women's choral clubs in Washington.
Mrs. Ono. the wife of a Japanese;
financier, Is traveling ���bout this rutm-
try and surprising the curious by smoking clgnreltes und dressing like a Pa
rlslontie, As a matter of fact, she has
lived In Parts for s number of years.
Miss lllldegarde Nash, who recently
won the award nf the lloyal Conservatory of Music In Brussels against twen
I ty-two contestants, Is the first  A mer-
sonny, we can't make a half pound nl j lean   In   tlie   history   of   the   Brussels
melted   tunple   sugar.'"���New   York
Tribune.
Mary .lane���Now. that Just proves to
I me that Muster Tommy has Joined the
I hoy scouts;���Onlooker (Loudum.
Stubborn and Disobliging.
Tbo Lawyer���And what ure the aliened grounds for tbe divorce?
The Lady���tiroiiiitlsV
Tlie Lawyer���Yes. Whnt docs your
husband do that is objectionable?
The Lady���Mercy, he won't do Hriy-
tlilng! Yon never saw such a disobliging man! He makes me do all
the objectionable things myself
The Lawyer���Then It is your husband who should apply for the divorce.
The Lady���Or course he should. Ha
won't even tin that. Why, what do
you suppose he snld when I asked blm
for a divorce?   He toltl me to go to���
The Lawyer (eugerlyi���Yes, yes!
The Lady-Reno!
Whereupon  the  lawyer throws
tbe case.���Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Th* Now Aesop.
A grasshopper had spent her sum-
i mer In n merry whirl of gnyety, and
when winter came she wns nearly per
Ishliig with cold nnd hunger She
went to a community of nuts who
lived near by ami asked them for thu
Ionu of food nnd shelter to title her
over until the following summer.
"What have yon been doing all sum
mer?" usked the ants, who did not he
lleve In Indiscriminate charity.
"I hnve been singing and dancing."
sbe replied.
They were about to send ber away In
scorn when the son of one of the mil
Monalre ants stepped forward anil said:
"Do you say you have been singing
and dancing? Let's see whnt you
do."
Thereupon the grasshopper,  having J
bad  splendid  training,  sang  melllflu
oosly and danced divinely.
"(!ond for you. little one." snld the
sou of the millionaire snt Thereupon
they eloped to the balmy sunshine of |
the Itlvlera antl lived unhappily ever ���
after.-Life.
conservatory to attain this honor. Th*
diploma given her renders her eligible
to a violin professorship She Is a native of Wntertown, Mass. and begsi
her violin studies at the uge of eight
Town Topics.
ft took a Herman geographer tn teg
Chlcaao tu Its face that It wns not representative of III* Dulled State*. -
New York Sun.
New York Is welcome In Boston'
Ideas-first, center doors In the elevated cars; now vocational training la'
Ibe public schools.--Boston Journal
Pnrt   time   In   the   crowded   public
schools of New York, but no lack of
well  paid  places In the civil  service
for faithful politicians.- Huston Trait-
an i script.
St Paul policemen hnve been ordered to use tbelr chilis on street mashers. It Is hoped the St. I'niil police-
men are provided with gtsid. heavy
clubs.���Chicago Itecord-Llerald.
Pert Personals.
up
An Impossibility.
Maud ���Beatrix has lost twenty
I pounds lately, ber new gowns are per-
j feet successes, her sweetheart propos-
I ed to her last night, her rich uncle died
i yesterday nnd left her a million, and
j now she has gone to bis funeral today
| to try to look sad.���Harper's Buzar.
	
A Trad* Grievance.
,    "Our advertising club has condemned
the Wisconsin professor who says nose
' rubbing should tnke tbe place of kiss-
: log-"
i    "And why. pray?"
"For encouraging a  'Just aa good'
; substltute."-Judge.
Lincoln's Crop of Hay.
.lohn 11, Klnihull. secretary of the
farmers' national congress, said the
other tiny nt Port Deposit;
"The Fourth of July offers the farm-
er the prospect of unusually fine crops.
Such crops as we tuny hope to have
this year bring to mind an Abe Lin
coin story.
"A farmpr once told Lincoln a whop
ping big fib about his hay crops.    Lin- \
coin,   smiling   Ills   melancholy   smile,
drawled:
" 'I've been cutting my buy too.'
"'Good crop?' the fnrmer asked.
" 'Fine, very fine,' said Lincoln. '
" 'How ninny tons?'
" 'Well. I don't know Just how many
tons,' snld Lincoln carelessly, "but my
men stacked all  they could outdoors ,
and then stored the rest In the bum.'"
���Denver Times.
Isadora Duticnn has bought a castle
In Europe. The rest of us could do It If
we didn't have to wear clothes In pule
lie���Uochestrr Union and Advertiser.
Having completed her contpiest of
the central Asian inoiiululns. Mrs. Fanny Bullock Workman should come*
home nml tackle Mount McKlnley.
Thnt would he a climb worthy of het
wonderful mettle-Boston Journal,
There Is good reason to doubt the
report that I'nttl Is contemplating another farewell tour of the United'
States, but there Is little doubt that
such a tour would he successful, not
through what the dlvl Is. but wbui sbr
used to be.-Boston Journal.
wus
.'..rred tho Butcher.
An-  nffuhle   looking   stranger
strolling by.
"Would yon  like to see a  piece of
nice    porterhouse?"    suggested    the j
butcher.
"I certainly should." ,
"Here Is a tine piece. How much do
you wish?" \
"Oh. I couldn't afford to buy any,"
said the affable stranger. "Yon Invited me to look and I am always
glad to Inspect rare curios."���Kansas
City Journal.
English Etchings.
Portsmouth Is the most strongly for
tided place In F.nglnnd.
Smoking In English railway trains'
was officially prohibited before 1SHM.
No bouse In London Is more Hum 2t*T
yards from a postoliice or a pillar box.
Tbe aggregate gross, Income of the
inhabitants of tbe British Isles amounts
to Jo.045.lKH),000 u year.
Near Dorchester. Kngland. there are
the remains of a Unman amphitheater
capable of holding Is.uihi people.
. Fashion Frills.
Insidious Scorn.
"Asa you really looking for an boneat [
man?" asked the suspicious citizen.
"No." replied Diogenes. "Confidentially, I am merely taking this method
nf letting my neighbors know what I
think of them."���Washington Star.
Story Without Words.
A  Mean  Thrust.
"Hnve you ever placed yourself in
the hands nl a beauty doctor, Mta.
Muggworth?"
"Why do you usk me that,?"
"My husband wants me to go to
one."
"Yes. I have been taking regular
treatments troin one for the past
yenx."
"Then I think I'll not go. It eeema
������I be useless,"
Clear   Proof.
I     Gentleman (who bus just picked up
i a sovereign, to tramp who claimed it)
I ���Hut how can you prova it belongs to
| your
Tramp���Why, guvnor, you can see
I lor yerself���I've got a 'ole in me
! pocket.���Tit-Bits.
"Robespierre style" suggests a reat>
reign of terror lu the fashionable*
world.-Boston Journal.
More "bobbles" from Purls und IfUlr
whiskers from London are likely to
make Broadway still more wonderful
to visitors���New York American
A Parts brain specialist says women-
will he bald In NHi years. Then soma
uf tbe hats of last winter und spring:
will be very appropriate.��� Kocbesler'
Union and Advertiser.
The Doctor's Orders.
Lady of the House���What oaused
you to become u tramp?
Ragged Roggers���The fam'ly physician, mum. He advised me to take
long walks after ine meals, an' J been
walkin' atter 'em ever since.
���Journal Amusnnt
The trouble with present conditions li
tbat there ure too many fools In circa
lotion.
One of the most comforting refleo
tlon* about present styles Is tha
thought Hist they couldn't be worse.
Doesn't Fit th* Part.
"I suppose you ure proud of yonr
wife's literary success?" said the Intimate friend.
"Yes," replied Mr. Stubbs. "Only I
wish she wouldn't Insist on making
the hero of every novel a tall, athletic young man with wavy hnlr and
piercing blue eyes, Anybody can see
that I am short, fat bald and compelled to wear specs."���Pathfinder.
Motorcycle Speed.
Meanwhl'e no list of deadly weapon*?
Is complete unless It Includes tbe motorcycle.���Topeka Capital.
Kvery now and tben the motorcycle
and tbe auto show the aeroplane that
It hasn't quite put their noses out of
Joint yet as killers.��� Washington Post.
Tbe British cycling authority wow
say* that motorcycle speed mania is
sensationalism and nut sport Is entirely correct In bis opinion.���New York
World.
Generous.
"Yon said that when we were mer��
rled you would refuse tne nothing."
"I'll ho still more generous. I'll not
even refuse you nothing. I'll give It U>
you.'
An Improved type ot coal-csTryin**
vessel bas just been launched at
Ulyth, near Newcastle, lingland,.
which, tn opinion of experts, will begin a new era in the building of *:argcr
ships. The vessel is constructed on
what is known as the "arch'' principle,
which, it is olaimed, offers important
advantages over boats of the ordinary
type, with a dead weight of ,').I00 Wee
and a draft of 18 feet 4 inches. It ie
asserted to be the fastest collier built
aud it will be uaed for coaling purposes in connection with the British
fleet. F-.aller capital outlay, cheapen
maintenance, and increased rate c>
speed are among the favorable features claimed lor the vessel. THE  COURTENAY   REVIEW,   COURTENAY,   B. C.
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jTHE FOX!
I WOMAN
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* Story  of a Japanese ���
* Superstition ���
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By   CLARISSA   MACKIE     ���
The tragic death of General Nogl and
Ills wife in .Iii|iuii hy suicide mulls to
Uie what I eipcrlent'cd during my long
residence In Hint country-thnt Is, the
peculiar superstitions of the Juinine.se.
But while there ure a mnrveloiis stoicism, heroism, laillef In the connection
of this lire uud "thnt bourn from
which uo traveler relurim"���call ll what
you will In Ilie case of tiencral and
Mine. Noel-the superstition among
(he lower classes Is ns absurd as any
other bigotry the worltl has ever seen.
II: may be u misuse of the word to
cull (ieueriil Nngl'H suicide a superstition. It wus in I her obedience to a tradition, though perhaps it wns both. I
wns lu ,1 H| HI ti during the Ktlsso Japanese war nud saw a good deal of tbut
stole a'.ipcrstltlun that made the little
men Ihe victors over their ponderous
enemy.   That, too, was far removeil
from the following absurd case, which
happened In my owu family during my
residence In Japan.
It happened In Tokyo, nnd I woold
never have believed It It 1 bud not
witnessed It myself.
OH on u. my Japanese servant, came
ait-lidding Into my room Just at twilight
.one day. The Hindi, or sliding panels,
were pushed aside, and I had been sitting there watching the glory of tha
moon rising above my miniature garden.
"Oh. master!" cried (he man. falling
on his face before uie.
���'What Is the matter, O-Houu'f I
demanded quickly, for this servant waa
ordinarily a quiet self contained fellow,
not given to excltemeut of any sort.
"Whnt Is the mutter?" I reiieatml.
"I have seen her, master 1" be wailed.
"Seen whom?"
"Tbe foi woman'" be cried, shudder-
ins
"The fox woman? Wbo Is she, pray?
poes she deal lu foxes?" I was clearly
puzzled, for at that time I had not
studied Jnpanese superstitions.
"Aye. I have seeu her. Woe Is upon
me and my house"' mourned tbe thoroughly affrighted man.
"Tell me about It. OHonu; then perhaps I can help you," I Insisted.
"There Is no help for one wbo hns
gazed upon the face of the fox woman,"
he groaned. "Woe is upon me and my
house!"
1 took him hy the shoulder and administered a good American shake.
"Now, O-Honn, stop this bnwllng and
tell me what ts the matter with you!"
| shouted.
The gentle mannered O-Honu flew to
bis feet uud stared at me In the twl
light.
"Honorable master." be said brokenly. "1 have suld the truth to you. I
have gazed'upon the fuee of the fox
woman, and disaster Is upon me."
"If you mean tbut you've gone crazy
1 think you're right" I said sternly.
���������Now.tell me who Is this fox woman."
"She Is nn evil spirit, master," murmured O-tlonu. wltb a frightened
glance toward the open window and
the moonlit garden beyond.
I aald nothing for a moment i
knew thnt belief In spirit life was too
deeply Ingrained In the nntlon for me
to scoff at bis fear or endeavor to allay
Ilia fears.
"Tell me all about tt OHonu." I
aald. and for the moment be ceased
bis trembling and obeyed.
"1 waa passing through tbe cedar
grove beyond tbe temple, master, and
) waa hastening, for It has been aald
that the fox woman has been seen
thereabouts, wben I was conscious tbat
I was not alone In the grove.
"Something ran beside me and breathed a* it ran. I thought It was a dog
or a fox. and I looked down, but I saw
nothing.
"I looked to either aide of me, tn
front and behind me, but there was
nothing tn be seen save tbe cedar trees,
but all tbe time I beard tbe quick,
hurried breathing and knew that something was near me.
"As I came into the moonlight I turn-
ed once more and looked, and, master,
H waa she!" Again my servant fell
to trembling tike a leaf.
"The fox woman?" 1 asked.
"Tee, master."
"What la she like?"
He shuddered nnd placed his bands
before hla eyes. "She has the form of a
woman, but ber face���ah!"
"Ton are sura that you haven't made
noma mistake? Perhaps It waa some
woman servant wbo thought to frighten you."
He shook his head. "I would that tt
wan so," be sale' sadly. "But It waa
th* fox woman-none other.''
"ion nave seen her before?" I asked.
"No. master."
"Whnt ran be done��� anything fo want
off the evil of her presence?" I asked,
more to soothe him Into quietude than
or any heller I nud In the apparition.
lie shook his head hopelessly
"There Is nothing III do except to
wait   the doing or  her evil."  he said
moodily,
"Anil thnt Is?" | questioned.
"Deuth to me because I looked upon
her fine and evil to mv family "
"Whnt can I do to help vou. 0 llonu?
Would you like to go to your family?"
"It would be best to go snd set my
affairs lu order," he suld lu a melancholy tone. "I will start In the morning If I may be spared."
"Certainly. O llonu." I said cordially.
"Itemeiuher If nothing happens I shall
want you hack again."
"Yes, master, If nothing hnppeus."
He made obeisance and left the room.
I went out Into the peaceful quiet of
the Uiootlllt garden nnd pondered what
O-llouu hud said to me.   I knew that
for these  Anilities the ear Hi.  air und
water ure people with good and evil
spirits.    Heiiions luiiiiit ;he groves and
; -tirlnga, nnd the night   Minus forth a
thousand terrors to the timid mind.
'    Ho there wns Ihe fox woman who had
frightened my servant so badly.    If 1
wulked   lu   the  cedar   grove   would   1
meet her or must I be sn oriental to
see with Ills eyes and to be affected
by bis evil spirits?
So I walked through the tiny garden
of the bouse I hud leased. 1 threaded
the maze of miniature flower beds,
stepped over bill)) streams, brushed
past dwarfed trees, until I came to tbe
bamboo fence that bud a gate In It.
Through  tbe gate  I   passed  Into a
back lane much used by tradespeople
; and bordered ou either side by straight
young pear trees.
',    Tbe moou shone down through the
j trees, aud tbe leaves nickered on tha
| patb under my feet.    A fresh sweet
breeze brushed my cheek.   It was ull
I very beautiful and peaceful.   Oue did
i uot want to think of fox women or
other evil demons on a night like this.
i    The pear bordered lane euded lu tbe
grove of dark cedars, und t entered the
grove  with au  involuntary  thrill, for
I the   moon   only   threuded   the   thick
! foliage  here sud  there aud   made a
: delicate tracery of light ou tbe allp-
pery needles underfoot.
Wbeu   tbe   trees   bad   closed   quite
I around me I was prepared for almost
I anything to happeu except what really
did happen.
All at once I was conscious tbat 1
j was not alone. Some living thing waa
i near me. something tbat moved and
! breathed and bad life.
< I looked down and saw nothing.
| I looked up and saw the moonlight
i filtering througb Ihe boughs. I looked
| to the right of me���nothing. I whirled
! around to the left-nothlngt And yet
I I could bave sworn something dlsup-
| peured beyond my reach with every
I movement 1 made.
I spread out my iirms and whirled
��� like a dervish and some sound came
! out of the dim grove of cedars. It
I sounded like a soft chuckle.
I paused then nnd argued with my-
I self against the cold terror that was
| creeping up my spine in spite of the
! strong common sense 1 thought 1 possessed.
Something was In the grove with mo.
What It was 1 would discover even it
I hnd to gaze upon the face of the fox
I woman herself.   If the fox woman was
l a spirit she would be cold nnd dead
j and lifeless.   She would not be warm
i and breathing and vital as was tbe
person or thing that was near me.
I would Uud out
Whistling carelessly I walked slowly
on and almost Instantly 1 felt the pros-
, euce close beside me again.    Now I
i was sure tbat It walked behind and a*
j we were coming to an open moonlit
space  I  waited until we reached it
Then 1 turned suddenly and looked.
And I saw the fox woman.   Sbe had
' the form of a graceful woman and her
gown was rich with gold embroidery.
She wore ��� queer sort of silk hood and
from the hood there peered her faco.
It was dreadful.   I caunot describe It
but wben I looked upon It I knew she
i wss tbe fox  woman,  the evil  spirit
who bad Inspired such terror In tbe
heart of my simple servant.   I did not
I blame blm.
I    I wns scared myself.
,    Then with a sudden Impulse I grasp-
| ed her arm���and It was warm flesh be-
! nenth the silken sleeve.   She struggled
! to free herself, hut I held on nnd drew
i her Into the moonlight.    I tore off the
| silken hood, and with it came her aw-
: ful face.
Then there shrank before me th*
form of a frightened Japanese woman
���not a spirit���but a woman In the flesh.
I made her turn ber fnce to the inonn-
��� light and then I smiled.
|    For It was O-Honu's pretty wife who
, hid so frightened us In the horrid dis-
! guise.
, She wept stormlly when I reproached
' her. Her pride was Injured that I
| should have unmasked her. At last
I aha swoi j me to secrecy and told me
the story.
It seems tbat O-Honu  had smiled
' spon a  pretty servant maid In iny
aWuaa, and his wire wns intensely
Jealous She had masqueraded as the
fox woman, hoping thnt he would be
frightened and tnke It as a warning
not to flirt with the pretty servant Nhe
hnd frlahtened him nnd wns still linger
Ing In the grove watching to see If he
would hasten to his home when I h.ttl
come forth and surprised her
She hnd taken me for her Imshund.
for I was weniing a Japanese cloak
I wns glnd thnt there was something
tangible for me to work upon. This
was something I could handle. With
a real foi woman to deal with I could
have accomplished nnthlus I promised 0 Ilium's wife that nil would he
well with them hereafter aud that I
would keep her secret
She hurried home to meet her hns-
band, while I made haste tn return
nnd dlsrhnrge the pretty servant maid
who wns causing trouble In tbe sober
routine of OHonu's dally life.
After awhile O-Honu enine buck to
me o sobered mnn Occasionally he
looks over his shoulder In the twilight,
and I know he Is watching for the fox
woman.
Rut so long as he behaves himself
as circumspectly ns h�� Is now doing
I am sure he will never see her again
Hit It.
"Ton can't guess what sister snld
about you Just before you enme In. Mr.
Hlgbcollar," snld little Johnnie.
"I haven't an Idea tn the world. Johnnie."
"That's It Vou guessed It tbe very
first time."
Domestie Bliss.
Mr. Wybnrn-Kver sluce I married
yon I've drunk tbe cup of bitterness to
the dregs. Mrs. Wyborn-Yes; Imagine
you leaving a drain of anything In any
cupl
In the Same Class.
"I bave a fishing boat, aud a chauffeur tbat are both In tbe same class."
"How do you mean?"
"I am alwaya balling them out"
���o It Dees.
We ar* told'tbat the "smallest hair
throws a shadow."   And so It does    It
threw* a shadow over your appetite
when yon Snd It In your food.
The Wearing ef Hat*.
More or less of a modern habit la th*
constant wearing of bats. Even aa lata
aa 1759 Horace Walpole mentions a* a
matter of course tbat he never weaca a
bat "Remember," be says, writing to
a friend notoriously careless about hla
dress, who waa expected home from
Holland, "everybody tbat cornea from
abroad la supposed to come from
France, and whatever they wear at
their first reappearance Immediately
grows the fashion. Now If, as la very
likely, you should through Inadvertence change hats with the master of a
Dutch smack in a week's time weaball
all be equipped like Ontcb skippers.
You see. I speak very disinterestedly,
for, as I never wear a bat myself, It la
Indifferent to me what sort of a bat 1
don't wear."
A Grand Scheme.
Mr. Biggins hnd a scheme for protecting bis bouse against burglars during his absence from home, but in
aplte of that his friend Mr. Hlgglna
met blm recently looking very downcast
"What'* wrong?" queried Mr. Hlg*
gins.
"Oh, everything!" groaned Mr. Biggins, "You remember ray scheme for
keeping off burglars? Well, the secret
of It was to leave ��� gas Jet turned on.
���o that any burglar who entered would
be asphyxiated by the fumes."
"Didn't It work, then?"
"Oh, yes, It worked well enough���too
i well. The burglar came In with a
l lighted match, and we haven't been
- able to Bud him or the house since."
The Privilege ef Peara.
There Is a curious case In  Fortea-
cue's "reports" relating to the privilege
I of peers. In which tbe bailiff who many
I years ago arrested a lord was forced
; by the court to kneel down and ask
i bis pardon, though he alleged that ha
' had acted by  mistake, tor that  hla
i lordship had a dirty shirt a wornout
���tilt of clothes and only sixpence In
bis pocket, so tbat he could not believe that be was a peer and arrested
blm through Inadvertence.- Ureen Bug
SALUTED HIS BRAVERY.
Th* Fins   Tribute   Castelsr   Paid   te I
Amadous of Savoy.
Tha   numerous    experiments   tried i
and rejected by the   Spanish   nation
df riic tile last century included the I
short livid government ol 1871-3, when ;
a   very  worlhy   prince.    Amadous   ol
Savoy, s.'ciiiul sun of Victor  tfmuvin-
ltd, understock  the difficult  business'
of being king of 8pnln,   Atnadcua hnd.
to contend not only with Ihe Repute1
lienns snd with   (hose   who   di"<irei)
the restoration nl tha Bourbon dynes-1
ty, but also with the country's runted |
prejudice   against   "tb'>   foreigner." j
In a hon'; entitled "The Secret His-1
tory -f the Court of Spain" are given'
instances nt that bravery that won:
for tlie young Italian king Hi" iidtuir-
ntion, at least, ot Iii* Spanish sub- j
jects.
On it hot evening the king nnd
queen wer.> returning to the palace:
after listening to some music in thflj
gardens of the Hum Retire. Sudden-;
ly a vehicle opposed the pnssngo ol i
their carriage by. crossing just in I
front. The coachman checked the
horses anil pri vented a collision, hut
just then a shot was directed toward
the royal party.
At this tho king spranj boldly to
his feet nnd exclaimed:
"Here is the kingl Fire at him,
not at tho others 1"
But no further attempts were made
at assassination, and the retinue
reached the pulneo in safety.
To the king the lnte hours of the
court, were particularly disngrecnWe.
At work at. 8 in the morning, he rang
for his hreakfnst nt 8. Astonishment
was on the Inckoy'a face; it had never
been customary for their ex-msjestiei
to be served before 11 o'clock I So
Aniadeus, to avoid friction, adopted
the habit of going to a cafe for hie
early meal.
Thus the maids, who sally forth in
Madrid witli baskets on their arms,
would often return to tell their mistresses how tbey hnd brushed against
his majesty as they did they business
in the market place.
In one of these early perigrinationi
Amadeus noticed thnt Castelar, th*
famous leader of the republican party,
raised his hat to him. Surprised at
this sign of respect from the enemy,
the young man stopped and said thai
he wonder*.! that one of Castelar'i
opinions, should solute royalty.
"My salute was not to royalty, sire,
replied the orator, with the grace o'
tha Castilian,   "but  to  tha   bravei
man in Christendom."
A Whale's Spouting.
The whale does not discharge water,
but only its breath. This, however, in
rushing up into the air hot from the
animal's body has the moisture condensed to form a sort of rain, and the
colder th* air, just as in the case of
our own breath, tbe more marked the
result. When the spout is made with
the blowhole clear above tha surface
of the wnter it appears like t sudden
jet of steam from a boiler. When ef
lee ted, as it sometimes is, before the
blowhole reaches the surface a low
fountain as from a street fire plug is
formed, -nd when the hole is close to
the surface at the moment a little
water is sent up with the tall jet of
steam. The cloud blown up does not
disappear at once, but hangs a little
while and is often seen to drift a
short distance witli the wind.
Curious Facts About the Eys.
A very curious fact is the impossibility of moving your eye while examining the reflection of that organ in a
mirror. It is really the most movable
part of the faoe. Yet if you hold your
head fixed and try to move your eye
while wutchhug it you cannot do it-
even the one-thousandth of an inch.
Of course if you look at the reflection
of the nose or any other part of your
faco your eye must move to see it.
Hut the strange thing is that the moment you endeavor to perceive the
motion the eye is fixed. This is one
of the reasons why a person's expres-
aion as seen by himself in a glass
is quite different from what it is when
seen by others.
Haw She Knew.
Apropos of the servant maid difficulty I heard a good story the other
day. The wife ol a very well known i
Irish official was in want of another
nurse, and among those who applied
for the position was a good-natured
looking girl of about seventeen. "You
tell me," said the official's wife, "that
you are very fond of children. That is
all very well in its way, but do you
understand anything about the duties of a nursery? Have you any experience of children?" "Yis, mum,"
was the reply. "Sure, I used to be ��
child wanst mesilf,"���London Tatler.
HER OAY OF REST.
W
It Is Very Hard to Please Some W����-
en, len't It?
IVES ure quasi* creature*, youra
anil   mine      Mine   kicks   every
time   I   wrlle a   Joke  or   poeiu
knocking womniiklndi aaya I'm hitting
ut her. Yet she appreciates ihe chock*
the Jokes nud poems fetch; wakes tu*
up to tell uie they've come.
The other day. llU'lllg accumulated
enough dusks to make me fuel opulent, I told her we would have an out
lug on the morrow uud Hint she could
prepare  tor a  day of  real   and ease.
Contrary to custom ami proverb, tb*
morrow cume ami we started to get
ready
"Where's my outing shirt?" I asked.
"No; dou'l gel It. Just tell me wher*
It Is"
But she Insisted on getting It for tn*.
"And iny tie and cap- cunt wear a
straw ou n boat," I said.
She got them
"And my thin socks," 1 snirgested.
"And I may ns well put oo my light
trousers.   It's a hot day,"
She got them.
"And. dear, Where's the shoe born?"
I asked.
She got It
"I'm sure f don't know what I did
with my handkerchiefs." I told her.
"Seen 'em?"
She knew where tbey were; got 'em.
"And now���escuse me. tbnt slipped
out But I said It because I broke my
���hnestrlng. Blessed If 1 know wher*
to find another."
She did and got It
"Well," I remarked Anally, "I'm
waiting for yon. Funny 1 should b*
ready llrst. Did you empty the pau of
water under the Icebox 7"
She hadn't, but she did.
"Now for out Where's my bunch *f
keys?"
It took her ten minutes to find them.
In which time I was working up a
grouch because of the delsy.
"I'll put my pipe In my i��ock*t Seeo
It���and my tobacco?"
She hadn't I lost fully fifteen mla-
ntes while she looked for them, t
was standing by the front door, the
only place to catch a breeze.
'Are yon ready now?" she sskett me.
������Me ready?   Are your I replied.
"Have been for three hours." she
aald.
"Tben come on. Sure tbe gas Isn't
leaking In any room?"
To make sure she tested every let
So we started out But 1 remembered before we hsd gone a block that I
bad no matches. She went back tor
some. It was noou. Sbe hsd taken
nearly all morning to look after my
tbings.
Tbe sun streamed warm on the car.
1 managed to get a little shade la the
center of the seat and wss glad she
took tbe outside. 1 would bave hroiietl
there. When we got to the pier we
found, of course, the boat bad left hours
before. So 1 suggested we go to t
ball game. I am fond of baseball. She
don't seem to understand It. 1 forgot tbe heat In the game, though her
questions riled me.
"Why has tbe umpire t cage on ai*
face?" she asked once.
"So he can't bite tbe players," I total
her.
"But the catcher wear* one too."
"So he can't bite the umpire." I said
and hinted we'd had enough foolish
questions.
After the game we went home, with
me feeling proud of the treat I hid
given her. But she took my breath
away.
"Day of rest!" she snorted. "Th*
next time I wan: a day of rest tn but
weather I'll stay home and do my
week's baking."
No pleasing a wife, ts there?���New
Tork Times.
99*99********9*Q***S��*****
He Changed.
"Greymnlr's wife brought blm horn*
a eult of clothes, but 1 understand be
mustered up tbe courage to tell ber
that he had made up his mind to
change It."
"Did be change It?"
"Oh. yea; b* changed hla mind.''
Dates an Coins.
i   James V. of Scotl.ind was the first
to put datea on his coinage.
The C e'Cloek Club.
I London once had a Six o'clock club,
which consisted of six members only,
wbo met at 6 o'clock In tbe evening
and aeparated at 6 o'clock In tbe morning. Dr. Brooks and the celebrated
Greek scholar Poraon were members
of tbla club.
I
Extravagant.
Mra. McTaggart���Hoots I Dinna fash
yersel', McTaggart! "I'was a bad shilling I gave him!
The McTaggart���A bad shillin"! Ma
conscience���sic extravigence! Wuman,
had ye no bad sax pence?���Sydney Bulletin.
Ths Promised Land.
Many a man thinks of th*
promised land is ��� place where
be will have tbe privilege of cutting loose and going tbe pace
while being sure tbat his wife
and his sisters and tbe children
will be kept strictly within
proper bounds.���Chicago Record-
Herald.
**M��v��^��>4>��^��<����>����4><e^KM><��s$<i>*ts����s^
A  Natural   Wonder.
Teacher���Whst are marsupials?
Boy���Animals which have pouches
In their stomachs.
Teacher��� What do they have
pouches for?
Boy���To crawl into and conceal
themselves in when they are pursued.
Hsrdly.
"Why do girls   wear   engagement
rings?
"On tli* ssme principle that * per-
Seven Dsughtere Enough.
The Rev. John W. Cavanaugh. president of Notre Dame college, tells of *
priest wbo was giving a lecture on the
evil of great wealth. In the audience
was * man the priest knew. The man
waa the father of seven girls, and the
lecturer pointed to this man as an example.
"Think." aald the priest "of being
the proud father of seven daughters.
Think wbo ts bappter-the man with
a million dollars or the msn wbo ls the
father of aeven daughters.
"I will aak yon. Mr. Sheldon, wbo do
you tbink Is tbe happier?" said tbe
priest pointing to the subject of his
argument
The man arose and said: "Father. 1
think thit a man with seven daughter*
I* the happier.   A man with a million
so., ties a string around his finger��� j dollars worries for mora.   A man wltb
so tltey won't forget they'te engaged."   seven daughter* never doea.".
I The Artistic and Sanitary Decoration of the Home is now within Easy Reach
Of All at a Moderate Cost by Using
Church's Cold Water Akbastme
Apply to us for free color schemes and stencils.       We have in stock a large assortment of
Bapco   Pure   Paint
You will be amply rewarded by paying us a visit before painting your house
iU7P<c
Phone 66 COURTENAY, B. C. P.O. Box 230
"Not better than the best but better than the rest '
:
j
i
Mr. Stockman
and Farmer
Have you any remedy handy
for an emergency to save
that valuable horse
or cow ?
We Suggest
Nyal's   Veterinary
Colic Remedy
As one that should be  in every
stable
We carry a complete line of Veterinary Remedies, including:
Nyal's Veterinary Worm Tablets
" "    Chronic Cough   "
"       Tonic aud Condition   "
"       Cough aud Distemper  "
These are just taken up in the feed
We also have stock foods, condition
powders, veterinary ointments, peroxide and every other requirements
Consult us
A. H. PEACEY
Courtenay Drug Store
Palaee Livepy
& Feed Stable
Auction Sale
COMOX
Under instructions from Messrs Creech Bros., Cameron  & All in will
sell by public Auction at the
IX L Livery Barn, Water St.,Courtenay
-ON���
Saturday March 8
Commencing at 8 p.m. promptly, the following Articles:
i Dray,     i Drag harrow
i heavy wagon i medium wagon
Frost & Wood mower, No. 8
i Bain buggy, steel tires
i Phaeton, natural wood body,
rubber tires, Tudhope
i Bellows   i plows
i light motor delivery tyuck,
14 h. p. engine
1 Fairbanks gasoline engine, 2 h.p
1 3-seated surrey
1 Fairbanks pump
Quantity of galvanized pipe
1 Louder hay carrier, fork and rope
2 sets bobsleighs,
Quantity of harness
1 J. & J. Taylor combination safe
1 J. Fleury's Sons' straw and
hay cutter, hand aud power
Quantity of miscellaneous articles
2 Express wagons 2 buggies
2 Scufflers,       1 Disc harrow
2 plows, new
1 horse rake, 9 foot
1 horse rake 10 foot
1 mower, 5 foot     1 mower 4 i-a ft
A very low Reserve Price will be placed ou these articles in order to
insure a quick sale
Terms���Cash up to $50 : over that amount approved joint note at 30
days, with 8 per cent, interest
Also a quantity of FURNITURE, the property of the Courtenay
Club, now disolved, no reserve, as follows : 12 arm chairs, Mission
style, 13 dining-room chairs, 2 dozen kitchen chairs, Buffet, 5 card
tables, 1 large office table, 2 coal stoves and about 30 yds of oilchoth
CAMERON & ALLAN
Herses and Buggies for Hire at j
Reasonable P.ates
We also attend to wood hauling
JOS.   CAIRNS &  SON
Proprietors
Puoue 25 Courtenay
Horse Clipping
Good Work Guaranteed   Prices Moderate
F. H. THOMASON
P. 0. Box 140       Courtenay
F.   PIKE
Plastering Contractor
Cement Work a Specialty
COURTENAY B. C.
George F. Russell
GRANTHAM
Breeder  of  Large   Thoroughbred
White Yorkshire Hogs
All Pedigreed and Registered Stock
Young Stock for   Breeding  Purposes $10, Half-breeds $5 each
Stock Sired   by   the Champion Hog, at
Victoria, which also Beat the Champion Hog at Calgary
In the list of names of those
contributing towards the present
given to Mrs. Willemar, the names
of Mrs. Cliffe aud Mrs, E. H.
Davis were inadvertently omitted.
In a recent note in this column
we referred to the launch to be
raffled at Comox as belonging to
Mr. Bert Higgins. The launch to
be drawn for belongs to Mr. Ed.
Mullet, aud she is is a good seaworthy boat, as the following letter will testify:
Comox, Jan. 28, 1913
Mr. Mullet,
Dear Sir,
I shall be pleased to recommend the launch "Aileen" to anyone, as during a 30 days trip I
found her very satisfactory. She
handles well and we had absolutely
no trouble with the engine.
Yours truly,
Walter Gage.
Lost���On the night of C. A.
Martin's dance in Comox, a liver
and yellow spaniel, dark patch
over right eye. slightly deaf, answers readily to the call "Come 'ere
blast yer." Apply to "Remat-
tance man," Comox.
The jpostoffice contractors are at
work again. Inhabitants will be
more than pleased when the work
is completed.
Mrs. and Miss Flora Piercey arrived on Wednesday's boat on a
short visit.
The old Elk hotel, a landmark
known by the oldest inhabitants of
these parts, is fast disappearing.
Contractor w. J. Miller is removing the building from the site
of the old Elk hotel.
Road Boss D. Ryah has added a
sidewalk promenade, composed of
clam shells, from the postoffice to
H. \. Grant's. He has made a
good job of this, we are glad that
it is now completed as Joe was
most anxious to take the family to
church.
From the 1st of March, 1913, the
postoffice superintendent has decid-
rd to establish the money order
business at Lazo postoffice, This
will be welcome news to that district, who, under present circumstances are forced to come to Comox for money orders.
Liquor License Act
NOTICE is hereby given Unit .011 the
17tli day of March next, application will
lie made to the Superintendent of Provincial Police, for the transfer of the
license for the sale of liquors by retail ill
and upon the premises known as the
Port Augusta Hotel, situate at Comox,
Hritish Columbia, from Amos Cottington
to Roderic McCuish, Courtenay, hritish
Columbia.
Astos Cottington,
Holder of License.
RonuRic McCuish,
Applicant for Transfer.
Dated February 17, 1913.
floving Pictures
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
and Saturday
By a new up-to-date electric plant
COURTENAY OPERA HOUSE
An Entire Change of Programme
Twice weekly
H. F. WHITTLE, Proprietor
Feed and Livery
Stable      '
Heavy Teaming Promptly Attended to \
R. MacQUILLAN, Prop.        j
Phoue|7                    1
Union St. Courtenay '
FOR PL
Power
& Hand
Pumping
Installation
S. A. COTTON
Gasoline^Engines Repaired & Overhauled
BOX 124, PHONE
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