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VOL. 111., No. 46
Subscription price, $1.50 per year
Band Trustee  Beveridge Feelt
Dubious Without Comrade
Eickle'a Assistance.
The City Council held their
regular meeting in the Council
Chamber on Monday evening.
Present: His Worship Mayor
Campbell, Aldermen Beveridge,
Maxwell, Miller, Aspesia, Coe
and Richards.
The minutes of the previous
meeting were read and adopted.
Report of collections read as
Scavenger  $82.25
Hall Rent    40.00
Police Court    25.00
Total     $147.25
The following accounts were
presented for payment:
D. G. McDougall $19.00
A.Attre    13.15
Teter Acton...    15.00
B.C. Gazette...      2.50
Peter Anderson     2.25
Cumberland News ...   40.20
Cumberland ElectricLight   39.35
Total $131.25
These accounts were referred
to. the Finance Committee, to be
paid .if found correct with the
exception of D, G. McDougall's
account, which was sent b ick for
further details.    The account is
: in connection with the,Geo. B.
' Emmerson arrest for passing a
worthless cheque on Victor Bon-
Aid. Miller and Beveridjie were
appointed Fire Wardens for the
year 1913. A. McKinnotVs resignation as city clerk was again
laid over. The Board of School
Trustees handed in their estimated expenditure for public jfr'.'hools
for the year as follows:
Teachers' Salaries $7980.00
Janitor  870.00
Fuel. . _  200.00
Insurance  300.00
New Roof old building... 500,00
Medical Inspection .. 225.00
Furniture, Supplies and
Books 600.00
Septic Tank J 200.00
Secretary's Salary    60.00
Incidentals  100.00
'.      $11,035.00
Government Grant $4896.00
Camp and Outsid/. Grant 2295.00
Fees  .'.    25.1.00
I $7441.00
After considerable discussion
the school estimates were referred back for further consideration.
The trustees .Will- be asked to
make a complete estimate in
It was decifbdto hold council
meetings eveittalterotteMonday,
that is the n«|xt council meeting
takes place /on February 17ch.
His Worship the Mayi «r and City
Clerk were j authorised to sign
The meeting adjourned.
The Canadian Bank of Commerce has opened a sub-branch
at courtenay, under the supervision of Mr. W. T. 'White, manager of the Bank -of commerce
at this point.- Mr. H. S. Ross is
the accountant. Si veral parties
were on hand at the opening
endeavouring to ob >ain the honour of ope- dng the | first account.
The Ladies. Auri'iary of the
Union and comox Di trict Hospital held their annual meeting at
the home of Mrs. J ohn Fraser
on Thursday evenimj. The following ladies were e!e '.'ted officers
for the year 191*::' Mrs. Alex
McKinnon, preside^ ; Mrs. S.
Fraser, vice-president;' Mrs. J. c,
Parnham, secretary.:;\ Mrs. J. D,
Winningham, treasure '.
Editor Islander:—In answer
to various queries regarding the
action of the members of the
Cumberland Lodge of the British
Columbia Association of Stationary Engineers during the recent
labour trouble, I wish to state
that the executive of tho Association instructed their members
by wire and confirmed by letter,
to have no connection whatever
with the Cumberland miners'
strike.    W. DITCHAM,
Grand Chief.
Vancouver, Jan. 31st, 1913.
County Court Happenings.
His Honor Judge Barker held
County court at Cumberland on
Wednesday, February 5th. Several applications for naturalization came up before him which
were granted. Richard Goodwin
and Leonard Cawthorne were
given fifteen days to remove their
shacks from the land owned by
the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. Goodwin and Cawthorne had purchased two shackti
sometime ago which had been
built upon the coal company's
land. P. P. Harrison, on behalf
of the Canadian Collieries, made
application to have the shacks
removed, the company requiring
the land for their own use. The
order was granted as above. The
shacks in question are situated
near the site of Grant & Mounce
Jack Martin, proprietor of the
Elk Hotel, comox, has opened
his new quarters, and celebrated
the occasion with a dance and
supper.   •
Before leaving Victoria, on
Thursday, for the east, Sir Donald Mann said:
"Next year at this time a
freight service will be inaugurated on the Canadian Northern
right across the continent, and
in the summer of 1914 the regular . passenger service will be
established. That may be saying
a great deal but it is just what
we are figuring on and I shall be
rather disappointed if events do
not prove my words.
"In the Bf, wirier of next year
we shall have bur system operating from toast to coast, and not
only so, but coming west to
Victoria via ourferry service and
linking up Vancouver Island with
the Mainland in a manner never
before attempted. The tenders
advertised for the line from
Victoria up to Union Bay are due
to be in and everything is now in
order for'the letting of that contract. Arrangements are under
way to facilitate the landing of
material at Union Bay, and I may
say that in a very short time the
construction work will be under
Sir Donald went on to say that
out here in the West people were
so concerned about the tributary
lines that they occasionally lost
sight of it. Everything else was
subsidiary to that. He did not
know exactly how much of the
main line was exactly constructed
but he thought it would be found
to be somewhere in the neighbourhood of eighty-three per cent
of the whole.
Contracts for the construction
of a fifteen and a quarter mile
section of the Canadian Northern
Pacific line on Vancouver Island
will probably be awarded at the
end of the week.    Tenders for
the work closed on Saturday last
j and Mr. T. G. Holt, attorney for
Mackenzie & Mann, who is now
en route for the coast from Tor-
] onto,   will take up the question
1 upon his arrival.
officials mm
Mr. W. L. Coulson Say* Mines
Have Been, and- are Now,
Open to Workers.
The executive board of the B.
C. Federation of Labour substituted the following resolutions to
Premier Sir Richard McBride, the
results of which are self-explanatory:
"Whereas, there exists in the
province at the present time, an
unnecessary industrial conflict
between the miners of Cumberland and Ladysmith and the Canadian Collieries Company, which
is bringing needless suffering and
hardship to that portion of our
citizens in the above-mentioned
"Therefore, be it resolved:
"That the B.C. Federation of
Labour ask the Hon. Sir Richard
McBride, K.C.M.G., Premier of
British Columbia, to use his good
offices for the purpose of bringing about a conference between
thi contending parties, in order
that a settlement may be arranged."'
Victoria, January 26th, 1913.
V. R. Midgeley, Esq., Secretary
B.C. Federation of Labour, P.
O. Box 1044, Vancouver, B. C.
Dear Sir:—With reference to
the resolution submitted to the
government by delegates from
the B.C. Federation of Labour
asking me to use my offices in
bringing about a meetiing between the Canadian C6liiefte's and
the miners with a view to a settlement of the strike at Cumberland and Ladysmith, I beg to enclose you copies of my letter to
Mr. W. L. Coulson, of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd.
and his reply.   Yours truly,
Victoria* January 24th, 1913.
W. L. Coulson, Esq., 3andadian
Collieries, Ltd., Victoria, B.C.
Dear Sir:—I enclose copy of a
resolution submitted to the government some days ago by delegates from the conference of the
B.C. Federation of Labour recently in session.
Y.'Ou will observe that my offices
wefe asked in order to bring
about a meeting between.* the
company and the men with the
view of arranging a settlement of
the strike at your Cumberland
and Ladysmith mines.
It- is not necessary to go at
length into the question in this
note since it must be quite patent
to your company that the consequences resulting from the present troubles must have been
disastrous alike to the company
and the men.
Will you be good enough to
advise me at the earliest possible
moment of your disposition in
this matter.
1 may add that it will be a cause
of much satisfaction to the gov
ernment if through the means of
a conference such as is proposed
the situation may finally be
cleared up.    Yours truly,
Victoria, January 25th, 1913.
Hon. Sir Richard McBride, K. C.
M. G., Premier of British Columbia, Victoria, B.C,
Dear Sir;—Your esteemed favour of the 24th inst., enclosing
copy of a resolution submitted to
the government some days ago by
delegates from the conference of
the British Columbia Federation
of Labour is duly received.
We note that you suggest a
meeting between the company
and the men, with a view to settling the strike at our Cumberland and Ladysmith mines.
Permit us to state that at no
time have the officials of our com
pany refused to meet in friendly
discussion committees of our employees when regularly authorized to meet us on behalf of them
Everything is quiet at Lady-1
smith from reports.received Mon-1
day, and according to Provincial j
Police Officer Hannay, who has'
charge of the policing of the city,,
and one would not know there
was a strike on if such impression
was to be gained'by the congregation of crowds or demonstrations. ,
Constable Hennay met the
officials of the U. M. W. of A.
last night week and talked over!
the situation with them and also
met the members of the Inter-1
national Board for the Island. A
mass meeting of the miners on
strike was held last Saturday at
which it was decided to take a
strong stand against the holding
of demonstrations or law breaking of any kind in this regard.
The result is, according to Mr.
Hannay, that conditions are normal at Ladysmith. The men
working in the mines have not
been molested and not a word
was said to them as they came
off shift.
Constable Hannay believes
great praise is due the men and
the union officials for the stand
they have taken in the matter
which opinion will be generally
concurred in by everyone.
Ottawa, Feb. 8.—The main
estimates for 1913-14 brought
down today under the consolidated fund $125,800,338 and under
capital expenditure $53,301,845
making a total of $179,102,183,
compared with., totals of $169,-
226,667 last year, the vote on the
naval proposals not being included. The main estimates include
over a million and a half more
than last year for militia defence,
$1,346,000 more for public workr,
$300,000 more for railways ana
The largest items of expenditure are $19,000,000 for the
National Transcontinental Ry.,
four and a half millions for the
Hudson. Bay Ry., three millions
for the Quebec Bridge, one million for Canada building in London, half a million each for Vancouver and Victoria harbors.
Royston, Comox Harbour, gets
$9000 and $8600 more for freight
sheds and wharf. Sooke harbour
gets $5000 for improvements.
The vote includes $550,000 for
harbours and $195,000 for dredging plants in B.C.
New Barber Shop
T. E. Johnson will open an up-
to-date barber shop on Monday
opposite the Union Hotel and
adjoining the railway station.
Mr. Johnson is an experienced
barber in all its details, with
three years experience as foeman
in one of the most elaborate barber shops in Vancouver. He has
recently arrived from Port Moody
where he was in business for
himself, He is out for the trade
and guarantees satisfaction.
New Hoisting Engine being installed at No. 5.   Afternoon
Shift to Start.
The output during the week at
the local mines has been affected
by certain machinery needing
repairs. No. 4 Mine was idle two
days while undergoing repairs to
the fan, the output at No. 5 has
also been curtailed during the
week while a new hoisting engine
was being installed. No. 5 and 6
mines are getting ready to start
the afternoon shift. Already
sufficient miners are employed on
the afternoon shift to fill what
empty cars may be remaining in
the mine when the morning shift
comes off. The following is the
output for the week ending Feb.
Saturday, February 1st, 1009 ton
Monday, "      3rd, 1009 "
Tuesday, " 4th, 1140 "
Wedieiday, " 5th, 560 "
Thursday, " 6th, 686 "
Friday, "      7th, 1243 "
Total      5737
Medical Board Election.
The Medical Board held their
regular monthly meeting on
Thursday evening. The following were appointed officers and
members of the board for the
year 1913: .-,.
Donald R. McDonald,  chairman.
George W. Clinton, secretary.
Members of the Board
No. 4 Mine, William Jones, Hugh
Sloan, and John Furbow.
No. 5 M'ne> John Brown.
No. 6 Mine, Harry King.
No. 7 Mine,  Frank Jaynes
David Stevenson
No. 8, J. Cowan.
Wharf, George Campbell.
Outside, Ernest Pickard and Thos.
For the Canadian collierier(Duns-
muir)    Limited,   George   W.
Clinton and D. R. McDonald.
selves and their fellow workmen.
This policy we propose to continue.
We may further add that conditions at our mines are improving daily and we are hopeful that
in the near future our normal
output will be attained. Our
mines have been, and are now
open to those who wish to secure
We regret thct there may have
been some suffering and hardship
endured by our former employes, j
We assure you, however, that for]
this condition our company is in
no way to blame.
Appreciating your kind offices,
we are,       Yours truly,
Ltd.    vV. L. Coulson, General
Kansy BaySohooI
WE\LK1) TENDERS, supcrscrilied
k~ "Tender for Funny Bay tt'luail,"
will l»- rcceiveil liy thnHoiio'urftlile the
Minister of l'ulilic Winks up to noon
of Friday, tlie '2Si.li day of February,
101:1. for iiu1 election and uompltition
nf u iiti«*rnoiii soliool building*1 F;nny
Iky, in tlie Comox Electoral District,
Flans, specifications, contract, ami
fin-ins of tender may lie seen on ami
after tlie 7th day of February. 1913,
at ihu office of John Bidrd, Esq., Gov
eciKi.eiit Agent, Cumberland, B.C.!
Oenrge Thomson, Vjoveroment A u*nt.
NVnaimo; Mr. Fred /..arson,'Heeretaiy
of S.-l I Board; Union Bay, B.C : ami
ai I In' Department of Works Pallia
ini-ni Building*, Viotoria, 11 ('.
Copies of plati* ami Rpec flcHtinn*
may lie obtained on depositing licerti
fled cheque forj.lp.to I funded on
return nf plans nnd specifications u)
d.ile tenders are redftiviible,
Kuril proposal  must be accompanied
by aii accepted bunk elieq ' cartiti
cite of deposit on a chartered bunk ol
Canada, inu'ile payable, to die //minur-
iiluY lb.- Minisi. i of Public Works, for
a sum equal tn 10 per cent, of the
tender, which sliuli   I c forfeited if the
party tendei'itix  dcoll  enter into
con tract when called upon milium, or
if be full to i iplele the work con
I meted for. Th- cheques or certificates,
of ilepos is of unsuccessful tenderers
will be returned to ilieni upon the
execution of ihe contract.
Tenders will mil he- considered unless made out on the forms Supplied,
signed »it.h the acimd <igllaluie of
lb« tenderer-, and unclosed in the
envelopes fiii-nide-d.
The lowest nr any lender not
necessar ly accepted,
BtMic Works Haijiueer.
De/iarlmnii of I'lthlin Works,
Vtitoriti, 11. V , February Uh, 101.'!.
Mrs. J. Hutchison Macmillan
will be "at home" on Tuesday
next at Maryport Avenue, and
will afterwards receive on the
second Tuesday in the month.
John Newton, Inspector of
Mines, is here on his usual tour
of inspection.
FOR SALE - Thoroughbred
Irish water spaniel, 18 months
old. Apply Capt. Vigors, Courtenay, B.C.
L. W. Nunns, postmaster, is
expected to return home by SS.
cowichan tomorrow.
The citizens of courtenay are
considering the advisability of
forming a board of trade.
Samuel McLeod, at one time a
resident of this city but now of
Vancouver, is here on a short
Frank J. Dalby has been appointed freight agent for the
Canadian Collieries and will
assume his duties on the 15th.
Marrochi Bros, and Charles
Mussati made application for a
provincial wholesale liquor licence
at the beginning of the year,
which was refused.
TO RENT—Furnished House, 7
rooms, hot and cold water.
Apply "R," Box 38, Cumberland, B. C.
A drunk and disorderly was
the only city police court case
this week, he was fined $10 and
Dr. Hicks underwent an operation at Vancouver, and is
reported to be doing as well as
may be expected. ■   >  •
George Willard received his
automobile from Victoria, on
Wednesday, where it had been
undergoing repairs. It now looks
as though it was a new one.
J. L. Glenn has resigned hi.-s
position as freight agent for tho
Canadian collieries, and left by
Tuesday evening's train for the
The Ladies Aid of Grace Methodist Church held their bi-weekly
meeting on Tuesday evening at
the home of Mis. E. W. Bickle,
Derwent Avenue.
Mrs. Sidney Horwood entertained a progressive whist party
in Tuesday evening. Miqs Jessi i
frame secured the first prizi
while Desmond Roe came off
with the booby prize,
The employees of the Canadian
Collieries will hold another danc;
in the Cumberland Hall on Friday, February 14th.
Mr. W. L. Coulson, Generc.1
Manager for the Canadian Colli-
eriec (Dunsmuir) Ltd., accompanied by Mrs. Coulson, arrived
by Friday evening's train.
FOR SALE—5 cows, just calved,
and 8 cows, calving within two
month; also one boar, two
sows, and 16 young pigi..
Apply L. A. Hart, on Poirt
Holmes Road, three miles froi.i
Comox, B. C.
Wilfrid Willard, youngest son
of Mr. W. W. Willard, was re-
moved to the hospital on Wet -
nesdav evening. Drs. Mt;
Naughton, Millard and Crompto-i
performed an operation on th
little fellow on Thursday aftei •
noon for appendicitis. As we gi
to press he is reported to E
doing well.
There will be morning servii■
and Holy Communion at Ho;.
Trinity Church to-morrow (Sui.
day) at 11 a.m. The Rev. th
Honourable Mr. Heneage wi
conduct the service.
A meeting of the Comox Db
trict Central Conservative Assoc
atiort, will be heldatCuinlierlai;
dn Wednesday, February 12th,;.
7 o'clock p.m., when delcgati
from Cumberland, Courtenay
Comox, Campbell River, Fowi
River, Union Bay, Denman Is
mid, -Henot Bay, and VSldaz it
and, a e expected to be presen'
Several important matters will t
brought up for discussion.
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The Secret
By Alfred Wilson Barrett
Ward, Lock A Co., Limited
London, Melbourne A Toronto.
I Continued l
Fortunately tne road was damp, the
marks distinctive, and they were soon
under weigh again, but the operation
waa necessary again and again; am!
It was not until they hud gone Borne
mllee that they apparently reach-d
the end of their journey before the
lodge gates of a private park.
A moment's examination convince.!
them that the cur had passed lhrnug;i
here, nml, Having the cab, Neil and
Easton made ihelr way up the drive
without disturbing tho lodge-keeper
Better to have a quiet look round
first, said Nell. They are here, It is
certain. I believe, bill It may not be so
easy to get Inside ns It was nt Mr.
Rlvlngton's town house.
You think this Is his country plnea.
then? iiskinl Easton. trying to loon
round him hy the light of the torch
Nell had already found so useful.
Yes. this Is :t, I expect. That must
be the house In the distance them,
where those llehts are.
Easton looked. Ahead of them
was a bin house with lights In many of
the windows, though It was now long
past mliinleht and lie seemed to sea
figures passing hastily too and fro
across the rooms within.
Then they had to draw hastily Into the shelter of the shrubberies, for
a groom on horsehack came galloping
by. carrying a basket over his arm.
All these signs bore witness that
the master of the house had arrived,
aid that the accident was known.
Who was It who had been hurt?
^ Tiat do you propose that we shall
do? asked Easton, his anxiety getting
the best of him. There are a lot of
servants here, and the house Is
aroused. We can't manage here us
we did at the other place.
Nell nodded. There Is onlv one
thing to do. he said. Oo boldly up
etetX Insist on seeing Odo Rlvlngton,
If he bluffs us, or pretends that Violet
4a wot here, we shall see.
They m»de their wav round the
house by the drive, to the front door,
passing onlv heavily-shuttered windows on the ground floor, and finding
the house-bell, they rang loudly upon
The door was opened In9tant]v bv
a man-servant, who seemed surprised
to see visitors at that tlmo of night.
I« Mr. Rlvlngton at home? asked
Yes. sir, but—ar» you anything to
do with tbe doctor?
No. But out business wl'h Mr.
RWngton Is Important, nevertheless,
The mnn seemed about to close the
door. I am afraid ynu can't see Mr.
Rlvlngton now. bo said. He has not
lonr come In nfter meeting with nn
•eeldent motoring. He's with the
doctor now.
Is he badlv hurt?
Onlv a little shaken, T hellove sir
It's the young ladv who wss hurt.
Nell turned pale, while Eas'n,-
atarted forward a step, but Nell
quteVlv stenpei In front of htm.
W»ll. tell Mr. Rlvlngton that two
pentlemen wsnt to see him on verv
imoortant business, must see him. will
yo» please? he snld.
The man still hesitated, but neither
Nell nor Easton wavered, and In th?
end he yielded, nnd allowed the two
companions to enter. Well, I will
give him your message, sir, he said, at
last. But I can't promlBe you he will
aee you. He disappeared and the
two men waited anxiously, looking
round the large hall
The man returned presently. Mr.
Rlvlngton would like to know your
business, he said. Mr. Rlvlngton is
very much engaged just now.
Nell, taking a piece of paper Rnd
pencil from  his  pocket, scribbled n
Bargains In Real Estate
Auto 5 seated touring car In flrjt class order and cash for good Improved or unimproved farm land.
Six roomed modern house on ctiolce 60 foot lot well treed, one afreet
from car line.    Only $3800.00. »•'
Klnlock Place. Main Street. N.irth. convenient to good car service an I
in line with assured movement, just adjacent to New Exhibition site.
Main street, to be asphalted past this property in 1913.
Write for booklet, good agents wanted at all points.
22 Canada Life Building.
Winnipeg. Man.
note hastily and. folding it. gave it io i
! the man.      Take that, he said.      It:
will explan.
What have you said, as the man
went off again.
I have told him that we know the
truth, and that unless ho wants very
bad irouble and a lol of It, ho had belter come down, said Nell. 1 have
also laken the liberty of using your
name as well as my own. He will
come now. He must he u bit frightened.
Kut he was wrong there, or at all
evt-nts there were no slgnR of fear
ou tho hig young man's scowling face
as he approached them at last across
Ihe hall
savage, and he had a cut over
Do You Wish to Improve Your Complexion,
Hands or Hair?
If you wish a skin clear
of pimples, blackheads and
other annoying eruptions,
hands soft and white, hair
live and glossy, and scalp
free from dandruff and itching, begin today tho regular
use of Cuticura Soap for tho
toilet, bath and shampoo,
assisted by an occasional
light application of Cuticura
Ointment. No other method
is so agreeable, so often
effective and so economical
in treating poor .complexions, red, rough hands, and
dry, thin and falling hair.
Cuticura Soap and Ointment have been sold throughout the world for more than
a generation, but to those
wishing to try them without cost, a liberal sample
of each will be sent free
with 32-p. book on the care
and treatment of the skin
and hair. Address'Cuticura/
Dept. 25D, Boston, U. S. A.
W.  N.  U. S32
Salt Rheum of Ten   Year's   Standing
Healed as It by Magic
An American was visiting the Sontb
Devon coast recently, and be expressed surprise at the fine flowers and
vegetables growing In a cottager's garden. He leaned over the garden gate
and talked matters over with the cot*
Fine flowers, these, he exc aimed!
How do you manage lo grow tbem?
Oh. I suppose Its the climate! was
the reply.
And those cabbages, the American
proceeded. What makes thorn grow
so big.
Just the climate, the other explained.
H'm said the American though'-
fully. Now In New York about all
we can grow Is skyscrapers, but we
grow them pretty big and nnlck. Only
last year a fifty story building sprang
up and It grew so quick lhat it had
no stairs nor lift.
Tlie cottager stared. Ho.w do you
get to the top, then? he asked.
Oh. said the American, moving on,
climb It-lust climb It!
A Long Pedigree
Sir Wll.iam Lever, tbe well-known
soa. manufacturer, who, after surprising everybody by buying Stafford
House, baa gone or. a business visit
to West Africa.. once remarked that
when he got his baronetcy, the College j
of Heralds had no difficulty about his:
All they tmd to do. he said, wns to
take away the 'L,' in front of my nam?!
and the 'R' it the eud and there 11 i
was! Eve!
Hands Cracked ao Could not Work -
Cures Effected by
It does not take long for Dr.
He looked rather pule ami' Chase's Ointment to prove Its magic
I he had a cut over on- healing power. A single night id
eye, which did not improve his rather; often sufficient to produce the most
lowering countenance; but he met the starring results.
two friends quite coo.ly and insolently j Internal treatment for skin diseases
with a Hullo! well, what do you Is nearly always disappointing. By
want? applying Dr. Chase's Ointment to th,
His tone and manner Irritated East- j diseased parts relle! Is obtained al-
on, as It always did, nnd he faced the m0Bt Immediately, and gradually the
young man, taking the burden of re-8ores heal up and disappear.    Here
plying on himself
You know very well what we want?
he said quick y. But first of all, is
she badly hurt?
Rlvlngton eyed him from top to toe.
That he recognized him und remembered the evening In the gambling
house, Easton felt sure, but he gave
no sign of recollection.
Who's  she?  he asked.      Easton's
are two letters which    will    Interest
Mrs. Chas. Gilbert, Haystack, Pla-
centla Bay, Nfld., writes:—"t was a
sufferer from Salt Rheum for ten
years, and had about despaired ot
ever being cured, so many treatments
had failed. Reading of the wonderful cures effected by Dr. Chase's Ointment, I commenced using it, and waa
entirely cured  by  eight  boxes.      I
hands began to twitch, but he kept|Want t0 expre83 my gratitude for Dr
Chase's Ointment, and to recommend
She is Miss Violet Brooke, whom
you and your scoundrels dragged Into
your car and brought down here by
force, he said, and for whose safecy
you wl.l answer to us. Now kindly
answer me.     Is Bhe badly hurt?
At that moment a well-dressed middle-aged  man entered the  hall,  and I or two applications of same   to
glancing with a little surprise at the affected parts make them well
It to all sufferers."
Mr. Stanley Merrill, Delaware, Ont.,
writes:—"For years I was troubled
with my hands cracking, often becoming ao sore that I could hardly do auy
work. I got. some of Dr. Chase's
Ointment, and happily find that one
three men and the apparently hostile! Bave had no trouble since using the
attitude they had assumed, made his| ointment for sore hands."
way to Rlvlngton.
Have you a minute, Mr. Rlvlngton?
he Bald.
Rlvlngton nodded. You can speak
ou doctor, he said. These gentlemen are Interested, too.
The doctor glanced at Easton and
Neil, and bowed. The patient is still
unconscious, he said;. But I can find
no sign of any very serious Injury. 1
think she is suffering principally from
shock and concussion. There Is no
doubt we shall have to watch her
rather carefully for twenty-four hours
or so, but I do not think there Is any
necessity for any real anxiety. The
nurse I have brought with me is an
excellent one, and you can have every
confidence In her, every confidence.
Rlvlngton nodded, his heavy face
looking considerably relieved. Thanks
very much doctor, he said. You will
stay the night?
The doctor bowed. That might be
better, he Bald, looking at his watch,
though, as a matter of fact the night
Is really almost over. But I must
give some Instructions to the nurse.
1 thought I would just come.and relieve your mind, Mi. Rlvlngton.
There is no need for anxiety. Mrs.
Rlvlngton has a fine constitution, a
fine constitution.
The young man turned to Easton
and Neil as the doctor left the room.
Is that all? he asked coolly.
Easton and Neil hud listened with
a burning attention to the doctors
words, and their minds had for a moment wandered from the scoundr?!
who had caused their anxiety to the
girl wounded and unconscious upstairs.
Now the man's coolness brought
them back suddenly, yet for a moment
they looked at one another irresolute.
Rlvlngton glanced at them, a gleam
In his cold eyes.
She'll be all right, he said. That's a
Hurley   Street  man.      Clever   man
But he's right.     She's got a splendid
constitution, Mrs. Rlvlngton.
Mrs.   Rlvlngton!    You    scoundrel!
Dr. Chase's Ointment, 60c, a box,
at all dea'ers, or Edmanson, Bates ft
Co., Limited, Toronto.
Well Meant
Mr. Balfour tells a good story concerning an Eng.ish golfer playing on
a French course, who understood no
language but his own.
He made a- fine approach shot with
his Iron, and succeeded In laying his
ball dead. He turned round to his
caddy for applause. The latter saw
what was expected of him, and did
his best to rise to the occasion.*
He described the shot In the only
English words which he had heard
habitually associated with any remarkable successful stroke in th:
game. Looking full in his employer's face with his most winning and
sympathetic smbe, he uttered the
Beastly fluke
Couldn't Stick It Any Longer
The expression on his face showed
that he waB easily irritated, and the
contractor Into whose office he walked braced himself for trouble.
I wish, eald the Irritable man, that
you would do me a favor In connection
with the work of my house.
Anything that we can do will be
cheerfully attended to.
Thank you. I wish you'd send a
new man to do the painting.
But the one we have there Is an
excellent workman.
1 don't doubt thot. But he's been
there three days, and he hasn't whistled anything but Alexander's Rag.
time Band. I've got a bad ear for
music and an. usually very slow at
nicking up a tune, but I've learned
that with all the variations, and if
its just the same to you, I'd like to
have a chance of learning say, Ragtime Violin, or Red Pepper Rag.
(To be Continued)
Mlnard's Liniment Co., Limited.
Gentlemen,—I have used MINARD'S
LINIMENT from time to time for the
past twenty years.     It was   recom-
ame simultaneously from EuBton und  mended to me hy a prominent physlc-
"' Ian of  Montreal,  who  called It the
"great Nova Scotia Liniment." It
| does the doctor's work; It is partlci-
larly good In cases of Rheumatism an I
Yours truly,
Chartered Accountant.
Halifax, N.S., Sept. 21. 1905.
He Was Barred
»ar»xciJSB   ma,"   smiled   the   center
V rush  the while he dulteu  nls
sTLt        cap.
"How   Is  your  health?    How   are
your   tolas?     tou'r. '-looking
well, nltl chap.
I trust that it's convenient for  you  to
step aside
and irlvc us mat position which you retain with pride."
'lies pardon;" said the halfback when he
the riant guard met.
"I'm In a little hurry.    Ihe touchdown I
must get.
Twill be a wondrous favor If you'll allow
I shall return the kindness when you come
throuKii our ranss."
"Good evening," said the tackle into the
left guard's ear.
"It looks a bit like snowing, although the
sky Is clear.
Please step here to this pillow.   1 beg that
vou will fall.
Ah, thank you very kindly!   Now t will
take the ball."
"Allow me," said the caplaln. "I wish tn
give some signs.
But Ihey will be quite futile if you still
hold those lines.
Might 1 request you kindly to resrrange
your team
Bo that our forward movement less difficult may seem?"
And so they go to practice the one time j
rowdy game.
'TIs hard Indeed to fancy that In It men
would malm
And batter their opponents snd sometimes
break s bone.
Why. now the pigBkln's polished and sprinkled with cologne!
-Chicago Evening Post
He was young, he was n Highlander, and he was on the police fore.
Some of his friends tried to persuade
him to join the pipers' band, where he
would have higher duties and bettor
But I canna read a note o' music, demurred he at Arst.
Soon, however, his scruples were
overruled, and he appeared before the
musical director, to whom he confided
reluctantly that he knew very little
music, and nothing at all of Instri-
ment playing.
Well, said the conductor, In despair,
can you tell me exactly how many
beats there aro In a bar?
N'o, I canna, sir, replied the musical
Ignoramus, but —eagerly— I can te'.l
you Just how many bars there are In
a beat!
Rnffer—Anything In your stocking
Christmas morning?
Buffer—Not 'till I dressed.
Through Indiscretion In eating
green fruit In summer many children
become Bubject to cholera morbus
caused by Irritating acids that act violently on the lining of the intestines.
Pains and dangerous purglngs ensue
and the delicate system of the child
suffers under the drain. In such
cases the safest and surest medicine
is Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Dysentery Cordial. It will check the inflammation
and save the child's life.
A Reasonable Inference
There was a parochial school In a
remote moorland district of n southern Scotch county, at which the attendance had, from various causes,
at one time dwindled down to a single
self-reliant boy; and one afternoon
In a lull of school work the little fellow looked up with a reflective air and
Malster, I think the schule II no be
In the .morn.
What puts that In your head, boy?
haughtily Inquired the master, to
which the lad Immediately replied:
Because I'll no be here!
$100 Reward, Sluv.
The readers of this paper will be pleased to lean
Uut there a st least one dresued disease that sewoet
has been able to care la all Its Males, snd that a
Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh cure m the oalr positive
cure now known to the medii-al fraternity, cetarrr
belns a conatltutional disease, requires s eonitltu-
tlonal treatment. Hall's catarrh cure b) token Internally, arras directly upon the blood and mucous
airtacea of the system, thereby deatroylns tho
'outidatkm of the disease, aid slvlns the patient
itraasth by bulldlnt up the constitution snd tenet*
lag nature In dolns Its work. The proprietors have
so .much Jslth In Its curative powers that they offer
Ose Hundred Dollar! for any caee that It tsus to
-Jure.  Rend lor Hot ot tertlmonlals
AiV.rete r. J. CHEVEV k CO   Toledo, O.
■H..J by all Dniwleu. IBe.
Take Halle Faint'., tin.,-. ,—,•.i-.iios.
It's an III Wind
They were a crowd of small boiSj
and they were all   eagerly   bent   on
catching a g Impse ot the Important
j Cup-tie match.
A benevolent old gentleman who
| stood close hy watched them for some
. time.as they took turn and turn about'
; to lift each o'her up to look over the
1 Then suddenly walking up to the
; turnstile, he snld to the mnn In at-!
\ tendance, pointing with nn imperiousI
movement to Ihe eager youngsters.
Yon might count those youngsters j
j The ticket collector, thinking he wis
nt :east someone In authority, or a
! klnd-henrteil old fool, readily con-1
I sentel nnd when he had counted the I
! small heads ns the hoys pushed one
| by one Into the ground, he turned nnd
I said:
Twenty-four, sir.
Thanks, old chap returned the benevolent old gentleman, as he prepared
for a hnsty departure, vou have exactly confirmed my onlnton. I thought
I had counted correctly.
Compensation Curiosities
All sorts of funny claims are mad 3
under the Workmen's Compensation
Act, and after making Inquiries of
Borne of the leading companies who
insure under the, Act, the following
are some of the droll claims, viz:—
A cow. whisking her tail, causes
severe Injury lo milkmaid's eye.
A servant receives shock through
seeing a large Teddy Bear when the
room was dimly lighted.
A manservant strains his leg
through stamping on a cat.
A cook breaking coal, a piece went
down her throat.
A curate scalded through stumbling
whilst carrying a tea-urn at a parochial gathering.
A clergyman bitten by a dog whilst
A coaching, proceeding from a
stable, struck on the face by his master's slipper, Intended tor a singing
Insist on
on nil y-*;r
j-eror ' *
The One
Ideal Gift
for all the family
for all the year
arOUnd iS a Trademark
ColumbiaGrafonoh '.
Ask your nearest Columbia
dealer to play you the specia
Xmas Columbia Records. iFit
any machine.)
Colombia Phonograph Company
McKinnon Building, Toronto. O.it.
Territory Open to Dealers
Why Not?
He waa a very cute man, was Jim
Makesure. Going Into a tobacconist's shop he asked for an ounce of
thick twist. It was handed to him,
already cut and wrapped lip.
Would you mind trusting me with
It? said Jim.
Certainly uot. said the tobacconist.
I do not know you. and have not seen
you before.
In that case, then, would you mind
putting the twist on the scales, because I do cot know you, and have
not seen you before, said Jim Make-
Mlnard's  Liniment  Curea  Garget  in
Sufficient Reason
A well-known judge recently dined
at an hotel In Dublin where the raaa
who takes charge of the hats Is celebrated for his memory about the ownership of headgear.
How do yoa know that this Is my
hat? the judge asked, us his hat was
handed to him.
I don't know It, sir, said Pat.
Then why did you give it to me?
replied the judge.
Because you gave It to me, sir, said
the man, without moving a muscle of
his face.
Another George Washington
The French Consul at Cettlnje has
been telling an amusing story ot
Prince Danllo ot Montenegro.
One evening, when Prince Danilo
was quite a little boy, the Royal family were gathered round the fire and
the children were reciting little pieces
of poetry to their parents. When.lt
came to Prince Danllo s turn he seemed to be very much embarrassed.
If you don't know anything e'se, said
his mother coaxlngly, you may just
tell us a little story.
I can't nuther, he said; I really
Please do! said his mother. We
should like It very much.
A very Utile one, then, said the
Certainly, .f you don't know a long
one, a lltt'e one will do.
And you'll give me a- kiss afterwards? he bargained..
Of course I shall, his mother re
piled.     And so will your father.
This seemed to encourage the hoy.
so he stood up boldly and announced: There was once a beautiful
china vase—and I've Just broken It!
Asthma Vlctima. The man or woman subject to asthma is Indeed u
victim. What can be more terrifying
than to suddenly be seized with paroxysms of choking which seem to fairly threaten the existence of life Itself.
Prom such a condition Dr. J. D.
Kellogg's Asthma Remedy hos brought
many to completely restored health
and happiness. It is known and
prized In every section of this broad
Fonshaw—I hear you are to wed
Colonel Swinger, Mrs. Ora'sse. He's
a noble fellow, every Inch a soldier,
born to comnand.
Widow Oriisse—H'm. We'll see
about that, Mr. Fenshaw; we'll se?
about that.
How He Saved
The new parson met one of his
most earnest parishioners In the lane
one morning. A(ler a desultory con
versatlon, he remarked:
I hope, Oiles, you make a practice
of saving? There la nothing.like putting Bcmething away for a rainy day.
Indeed no, sir, answered Giles respectively. I make It a rule never
to spend more than two-thirds of me
wages a week.
Ah, flint's the way—that's the wny!
said the new parson, and beanic.l
broadly. And I suppose the rest of
It you put In the savings bank?
Oh. dear, no, sir! answered Farmer Giles complncently. The rest I
gives to the missus on which to keep
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.
A Guarantee
Supposing I decide to let yon have
the money, how do I know that I shall
get It back at the time you mention?
said Spiff kins.
I promise it, my hoy, on the word ot
a gentleman, replied BIffklns.
Ah! In that case I may think better
of It. Come round thiB evening and
j bring him with'you.
Take LAXATIVE    BROMO    QulnlM
Tablets. Drugplsts refund money If It
falls to cure. B. W. GROVE'S algna-
ture is on each box.    25c.
A lady who was very plain-looking
called on a friend. This friend'j
little girl came Into the room, and
her mother Introduced her.
But, mamma, Isn't Bhe awfully
iie~">lv? snld the young hopeful.
Why, Laura, you mustn't say such
things; It ls;it polite.
I meant It omy as a joke.
But, dear, low much more of a
joke It would have been if you had
said: How pretty she Is.
He (admiringly)—You're not the
sort of girl to give yourself away.
She (Insinuatingly)—No, but you
might ask father.
Magistrate Idlscharging prisoner)—
New then, I wiuld advise you to keep
away from bad company.
Prisoner—Than', you sir. You
won't see me here again.
You ought to wear
reliable merchants have them
in stock
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An aggressive, reliable and experienced representative In every town
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from our complete range    of   snm-
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Kidney Stones and Gravel are quIsK-
ly expelled from tha system by Um
uso of
which haa been a signal success
thrcuahout Canada as a complete
cure ot Kidney Trouble and all Urio
Acid Diseases. Yv\ will send letters
telling of many curea to all whe will
write us.
Price 11.50 Per Bottle at all Leading
■agiaeers and Boilermakers
Sellers    of    all      kinds— Eaataea,
rem**, and Heavy Plate Wav*
Writs as tu Frieee .
1« ttrechan Ave.. Toronto. Canada [
Mas.WiMBLow's SooTHiNO avaue hss btej;
used (or over SIXTY YEARS by UILllONtoj
Stke-bcst remedy lor DIARRHOEA. It 11I eb<-
solutrlv hsrmless. Be sure snd ask (Of Mrs.:
Window's Soothing ftyrup," and take ao eUMff
kind.   Twenty-five cents a bottle.
Beak Tree.    A simple'
Berne  treatises! removed-
lamp (roaithialady's breast
Old seres, nicer* sad'
drewthe cared.    Describe
row treable | we will Bead book ana leaf iajealsls.
THI Canada cancer institute, Lsairsr
Householder—By Jove, a real burg'
lar. s I say, just wait a minute, wl.l
Burglar—While yer call a copperi
I don't think.
Householder—No, only while I call-
my wife. She's heard you ercr/
night for twenty years, and it will he'
a real pleasure for her to see you at
DON'T let your horses
tun down during the
winter and get so soft that
they will lose fle»h badly when
you start vour spring plowing.
If horses are not worked
regularly during the wtuter, thsy nstd ths
iplstuM tonic affKts of INTERNATIONAL
JTOCK FOOD, to tore up the dtgestiw
organs, enable them to get all the good out
of  their   feed,   prevent   the   blond   from
70 becoming overheated, and thus ward off disease.
I.ANOHAH, Sask., Tan. 26th. 1913.
"I have fed INTSRNATTOyAL STOCK FOOD for many yetirs. I always haw
■ 25 pound pall standins In my barn. I bought a pair of three year old colts and they
were so worked down that my neighbors said I had been ..cut. When I bought the
colts, they weighed S400 lbs. I ploughed 35 acres and they weighed 2650—then 1
harvested 163 acres and threshed and Mauled one carload to town, 6 miles, I weighed
theta again and they weighed 2S50. and I said "They shatl weigh 3000 before spring"*
Mow, the Neighbors waut to buy them but there's no chance".       J. G. RUMPKL.
For sate by dealers everywhere.  Our 11,000.00 Stock Book—sent free when we
receive your name and address.     INTO NATIONAL STOCK rOOD CO. UNITED, TOIORTO.
T. A. Crerar. E. J. Fream, John Kennedy. William Moffat.
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If you consign your grain to us It will be locked after in the best possible manner.
To bet»«r i!t» condition of the farmer and cut out the spread between the producer and tbe.
consumer.   .	 THE   ISLANDER.   CUMBERLAND,   B. C.
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every day. Post-mortem
examinations often show
that tuberculosis had been
arrested by strengthening
the lungs before the germs
gained mastery.
You can strengthen your
resistance-power by taking
Scott'* Emulsion. It contain* available energy in concentrated form, which quickly
nourishes all the organs of the
body. It repairs waste —make*
rich, active blood and supplies
energy to the starving celle. It'*
timely use enablee th* body to
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For stubborn colds and
bronchitis nothing compares
with Scott'* Emulsion.
Refuse substitutes—insist en
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Js Man's Remarkable Compact With
Girl Related In Court
A strange stoiy of a very re-
jnarkable matrimonial' adventure was
■told at Luton recently, wben Mrs.
'Violet Bowler aged 21, applied for :
reparation from her husband, Fre.l-
.•rick Bowler, aged 86, ot Astl.-v
Tbe girl, It was stated, had been in
jjovler'e employ some years before
bis wife died, and was engaged to be
married to a man about her own age
named Joseph Griffin. Bowler had
.an Interview two years ago with her
and her fiance and It was arranged
tbat the girl, who was then only 18,
.should marry Bowler, but should uot
jilve up her friendship with Griffin.
Tbe marriage took place several days
Griffin was allowed to stop at the
bouse, but eventually the husband
wade allegations against his girl wife
and aiked her to leave. She now
APPlleil tor maintenance for hers? f
and for n child born before the marriage.
Tbe defense was that the girl had
been guilty of Improper conduct and
the bench dismissed the case, ordering her to pay $10 costs.
Peevish, pal°, restless, and sickly
.Children owe their condition to
worms. Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator will relieve them and restore health.
Rifle Range for Firemen
A remarkably fine rifle ranee
|or London firemen has been erected
Bt Bouthwark Bridge road hoadquart-
stte, and will be opened next Wednesday by Lord Cheylesmore, chairman
stt tbe London county council and
chairman of the council of the National Rifle Association.
Bid Business
Mrs. Jones had just called upon
Mrs. Brown, the sexton's wife, who
are* sitting beside tbe fire In an attitude of deep dejection.
Mrs. Jones—Well, Mrs. Brown,
what news?
Mrs. Brown—O, things Is very bad,
Mrs Jones. Would you believe It,
a* true as I sit here my husband ain't
burled a living soul for a month.
C.P.R. Haa Formulated Unique Pla.i
for  Aiding  and  Assisting   Desirable Class of Settlers
A startling change In the Und pollcv
of the Cauuu.au l'aciric Railway Coin- j
puny about lo be inaugurated. uiarii3
an emiiely new era oi land colonizi-
tion by any railway company or otuer
large land owuirg corporation on this
coiitiueut. Of the land grant -.if
twenty-five millions of acres given thj
Canadian'Pacific Hallway company as
part of its subsidy for the construction of Us line, aLout two thirds have
already been been sold. In tne earlier days of Its history, the company,
like other laud owning railway liiu-s
south of the International boundary,
sod Its laud without refeienceto colonization or Improvement of land, being forced to this policy by tne financial necessities existing in connection
with the early construction of all tlie
transcontinental lines. Of late years
the Canadian Pacific Railway Company has been endeavoring to follow
more of a land colonization po icy,
and for tills purpose extends tho
terms of payment for lis lands. Introduced the entirely new and original
Bcheme of "ready-made" faims, augmented that by Ihe establishment of
some thirty demonstration farms of
their own, and then went a step further by agreeing to provide' live stock
to assist farmers In going In for moie
diversified agriculture. Tula poicy
during the past three years has resulted In the sale of a vast area jf
land in Western Canada, and has
had more to do than any other one ln-
uuenue in stimulating the remarkable
movemefit of settlement from south of
the International boundary, from
Great Britain and Northern Europe to
Western Canada.
Realizing that In connection with
the disposal of the seven millions ot
acres of land still held by the company It was desirable to go even a
step further in the effort lo people
these lands with Buccessfu. agriculturists, the company has now co-mo forward with tne very startling policy
which Involves a sale of land only to
actual settlers, and as an inducement
has extended the term for the payment of land from ten to twenty
years; has undertaken to make loans
to the farmers to assist them in erec -
ig i en ouiuings; mis provided for
the advance ot livestock so as to enable these land purchasers to start
their farming operations on an intensive or extensive farming basis, and
has finally laid down the principle that
by iie sale of land only to actually
bonai.de settlers under the very liberal terms mentioned, It will bo possible to colonize the unsold portions
of their land grants with from thirty
to forty thousand iiand-pl( k'ed agriculturists from the United States, Grent
Britain and Northern Europe and by
this method to Introduce Into western
Canada a class of people who Inevitably must have a marked effect upon
agricultural development of the country, upon Its political development as
a pe»tlon of Canada and upon Canada b position in the Empire.
It Is popular in the United States
and In Canada to attack large railway
land owning corporation-* from the
basis of seHshness on their part In
the administration of their holdings,
but the general policy which has been
followed hy the Canadian Pacific Railway In the administration of the land
grant given It as part of a subsidy
for the construction of Its line, especially during late years, and the extraordinary liberal polcy now announced, certainly indicates that this
company has been and Is realizing to
the fullest extent Its responsibility to
so utilize its land as to bring about
not only the best financial result to
itself but the greatest good to Western
From 40 to SO Yean of Age.
How It May Be Passed
b Safety.
So. Wellington, B.C.—"For a year dur-
tjf tbe Change of Life I was all ran
a down. I was really
1 too weak to walk and
j waa very despondent
land thought I waa
| going to die, but af •
Iter taking Lydia E.
I Pinkham's Vegeta-
Ible Compound and
| Blood Purifier my
J health and strength
I returned. I am very
I thankful to you and
, I praise your medicine.
I bave advised several women who suffered ai I did to try your remedies. You
May publish this if yon wish." —Mrs.
David B. Morris, South Wellington,
f/aaeonrer bland, B. C
Ns other medicine for woman's ills haa
Deceived such wlde-apread and unquali-
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tese a* baa Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. For more than SO years
It baa been the atandard remedy for wo-
aaan's Ola such aa inflamatation, ulceration, tumors, irregularities, periodic
•Mine and nervous prostration, and we
lebeve it ia unequalled for women dur-
fcf the period of change of life.
If von have the alighteat doubt
that Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, will nelpyou, write
to Lydia E. Plnkhum Medicine Co.
(eonftdentlal) Lynn, Mass., for ad-
•ice. Vour letter will he opened,
read aad answered by a woman,
ami held in strict confidence.
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Refuse to Obey  Recent Order That
They Salute all Military Offleera
From St. Petersburg, an Imperial order was recently issued through
toe ministry of war laying down that
the students at tne Military Medical
Academy should salute all officers as
the students in the cadet corps du
Under these regulations students ure
tt.so required to ask permission of any
officer present before sitting down In
a tram car.
The medical students refuse to
obey the order, and declare that they
would only, as hitherto, salute' generals. They likewise decided in a
demonstrative manner to suspend
work for three days and to boycott
Cossacks were requisitioned yesterday at Kieff University to suppress a
meeting of protest against the treatment of con /lets. All the other
high schools are surrounded hy police, and Cossacks are patrolling tho
streets. Many searches and arrests
have been made.
Before midday yesterday over 20')
complaints from officers had reached
the chief of the Military Medical
Academy stating that students had not
fulfilled the ..mperlal order. Only
thirteen students attended two lectures today. The other lectures
were boycotted.
Nationalization of the Industry ia
Sought by Party
Mr. Watt, of Melbourne, the
Victorian premier, will visit England
early In February to arrange a loan
conversion and the organization of the
state's representation in London.
The sugar commission's failure to
recommend the nationalization of the
Australian sugar Industry, now completely dominated by the Colonial
Sugar Refining Company, has disappointed the Labor party, but the proposal to secure a constitutional amendment enabling the federal government
to control the sugar duty on a sliding
scale and to standardize prices will
assist the party's referendum campaign.
The commission's report, now published, declares that nationalization
would Involve a heavy loss, unless the
treasury charges the consumer a
higher price than a private company
The commissioners' scheme to abolish both bounty and excise Is generally approved.
Merchants5 Bank of Canada
Proceedings at the Forty-ninth Annual  Meeting of Shareholders
The forty-ninth annual.meetms of shareholders uf the .Merchants' Bank of Canada took place at the head office
of the Hank un Wednesday. December I8in, Anion*- tiioau present were the following! Sir il. Muniusu Allan,
Messrs. K. W. BiaeaWell, Tlluiuaa Long, A. Halnet, C. 0. Ballantyne. A. J. Dawes. P. Howard Wilson, J.
t'lddinutun. D. A. Lewis, R. Uampbell-Neiies, vv.. A. riiion, C. It. Black, T. rl. Merrett, A. D. Fraser, R.
Shaw, H. B. Loucks, r>. c. Maeaiuw. \v. k. Miller. J. M. Kllbourn. J. Patterson, ii. flake and A. Dingwall.
The President 01 the Bank, Sir H. Munuigu Allan, was usked to take the chair, and .Mr. J. M. Miuuuin
was appulnted aucretary to the  meeting.    Tne* notle-3 calling the- meeting waa read.
Tne minutes uf int.- last annual nie-eung were presented and taken as read.
The President then read the annual report of the Directors as follows:
"I beg to submit the Annual Report of the Directors and the Profit and Loss and General State-
ment ot the Bank covering operations tor the past twelve months.
"On an average paid-up Capital of $6,498,332, there has been earned the sum of 11,338.844.63.
Adding the balance brought forwaid from last year, there Is still (1,397,722.80 to be disposed ot
This has been dealt with as follows:—Dividend of 10 per cent on the paid-up Capital, S649.UH4; written off Bauk Premises, $100,000; contributed to the Officers' Pension Fund, $50,000, and added to Reserve Fund, $450,000, enabling us to carry forward $148,718.27 in the Profit and Lobs Account. Your
Directors consider this a laiourable showing.
"Our Reserve Fund this year has been further augmented by the premium on new stock (issued at 175) amounting to $560,760, bringing It up to $6,410,760, or a traction over 95 per cent of the
paid-up Capital.
"During    the    past   year    we have    opened offices at the following points:  viz:—
"In Alberta: Delburne, Alberta Avenue (Edmonton), Hanna, Huglienden, Rede iffe, and Wnlsh;
In Saskatchewan: Battleford; In Ontario: Branttord, Guelph, and Walkervllle; in Quebec: Centr-i
Street   (Montreal)  and St.   Jovlte.
"We have'not closed any agencies. All the offices of the Bank have bee-.i Inspected during the year.
"During the year we ba e lost two of our esteemed Directors, one by death and one by retirement,—Mr. Charles M. HayB, whose death we greatly deplored and whose loss was national, and
later on in the year, our valued colleague, Mr. Jonathan Hodgson, resigned, en account of advanced *
age. Mr. Hodgson has served on the Board of this Bunk for over thirty-flvn years, and his advice
at the Boards councils was very highly esteemed During the last ten years he was our Vice-
President,     We hope Mr.  Hodgson, In retirement, may enjoy many years yet of health and happiness
"These vacancies on thn Board have been fills.! by the appointment of Messrs. Andrew J. Dawes
and F. Howard Wilson.
"Your Directors and the General Manager have had under consideration for some time the advisability of asking your permission to change tbe termination of the financial year from the 30th November to the 30th April, as the general conditions in this country, in the Spring, are not so congested as
,n the Autumn, when the pressure on the resources of Canadian Banks Is at its height. With this end
in view, an amendment to the By-Law will be suomitted tor your consideration, changing the end of
the financial year to the 30th April, and changing the date of the Annual Meeting from the third
Wednesday In the month of December to the third Wednesday In the month of May.
"The Board of Directors of the Bank has hitherto consisted of nine members, and we have decided to ask you to Increase the number to twelve. The necessary change in the By-Law will be submitted to you for your assent.
"Another By-Law increasing the amount of the Directors' remuneration to $25,000 per annum, wi 1
also be submitted to you.
"Supplementing this report, I would like to say I visited most of the Western Branches during the
fast summer, accompanied ':y tho Vice-President and Mr. Long, where we ucqulred a great deal of
additional Information bearing upon our business and met a great many of the customers of the
Bank and the staff. I may say that the trip was full of Instruction and we returned with a very
much better knowledge of and acquaintance with your extensive interests in the West than we have
had heretofore. We think we are Bate In sayinj that the business of the Bank Is on a sound basis
throughout the country. We were Impressed wit.n the fact that the Bank Is well represented at all
points, and the business Is being capably handle'!.
"We have much p easure In testifying to the continued excellent work of the staff In recognition
of which, and In view of the satisfactory results of the business for Ihe past year and the strong representations of the General Manager, the Board have decided to depart from the policy hitherto followed and have granted a bonus to the staff.
"All of which Is respectfully submitted. "H. MONTAGU ALLAN, Presld.
Statement af the Result of the Business of the Bank for the Year ending 30th November, 1912.
This has been disposed oi as follows:
The Net Profits of tho year, after pay-
ment of charges, rebate on
counts, Interest on daposits,
making full provision for bad
doubtful   debts,  have   amounted   to.$1,338,844 62
Premium  on  New  Stock-.     560,760.00
The   balance  brought  forward  from
30th   November.  1911,   was          58,878.15
Dividend No. 98. at the
rate ot 10 per cent per
annum $151,902.63
Dividend No. 99, at the
rate of 10 per cent per
annum        162,685.12
Dividend No. 100, at the v
rate of 10 per cent per
annum..     166,530.50
Dividend No. 101, at the
rate of 10 per cent per
annum     167,886.28
Making a tjtal of
Transferred to Reserve    Fund from
Profit  and  Loss  Account   	
Transferred  to  Reserve  Fund  from
Premium on  New  Stock   	
Written off Bank Premises Account
Contribution    to    Officers'    Pension
Fund       ■•....
Balance carried forward  	
Palance, 30 November, 1911	
Transferred from Profit and Loss Account
Premium on New Stock	
Reserve Fund Account
,,,, $5,400,000
60,000. l)C
... 148,718. V
Average Paid-up Capita! during year eu<"tng 30th November, 1912, $6,498,332.
Statement ef Liabilities and Assets at 30th November, 1912
1. To the Public
Notes  in  Circulation     $6,1181,496.00
Deposits    not      bearing
Interest $17,340,321.41
Deposits      bearing     interest      44,322,560.99
Deposits by other Banks
In  Canada          783,596.72
Balances   due   to   Agents   In   Great
Britain    1,051,532.31
Balances due to Agents In the United
States  and  elsewhere     279,828.49
Dividend  No.   101     167,886.28
Dividends  unclaimed -- 2,526.81
Gold and Silver Coin on hand   $2,316,;:'8.79
Dominion Notes on hand      4,62.1,797.75
Notes and Cheques of other Banks   6,267,033.20
Balances due to other banks in Canada	
Balances due by Banks and Agents
In the United States  	
Call and    Short    Loans
elsewhere than in
Canada    .;,002.969.67
on Bonds and
In Canada
Call  and  Short
on Bonds and
Government, Municipal Railway and
other Bonds and  Debentures
Current Loans and Discounts  (less
Rebate of Interest reserved)-
2. To the Stockholders.
Capital   paid   up    $6,747,680.00
Reserve   Fund     ........ 6,4:0,760.00
Balance of    Profits carried   forward          148,718.27
Loans and Discounts overdue (loss
fully provided for)	
Deposit with Dominion Government
for security of Note Circulation..
Mortgages and other Securities, the
property of the Bank 	
Real Estate	
Bank Premises and Furniture
Other Assets	
E. F. HEBDFN, General Manager.
It wss then moved by the President, Sir H. Montagu Allan snd seconded by the Vice-President, Mr. K. W.
Rlackwell. that the report of th" Directors as submitted, be and is hereby adopted, and ordered to be printed for
distribution amongst the shareholders.
In making tho motion, the President said:
"I think you will all agree with me that this Is a veiy satisfactory report. This «tntemer-t of the result of the
Bank's business for the year Is better thnn at any time during the history of the Bank: You all know that n-
matter who the Board of Directors may be, or how clever they may he, there is very little that can he done by
them except through the assistance of the Staff and I may sav that our Oenernl Manager has proved hlmseif
not only on this occasion but on various other occasions one of the best, nnd one who has devoted himself entln-
iy to vour Interests.    I have great pleasure In testifying to the energy and zeal of the whole Staff.
"We travelled through the West this summer, the Vice-President. Mr. T,ong. and myself. We had an en-
jovable trip with beautiful weather. We travelled as comfortably as we could, but wo hnd hnrd work to do. all
the same. We stopped at twenty.one places In twenty-six days, and we went over the business of the Bank in
these places and discussed matters with the Managers. We found everywhere that the enthusiasm was tremendous, and that all were profoundly Impressed with the prosperity of the country and with the prosperity of the
Bank, and that all were entirely devoted to the Interests of tho Bank, which was a very satisfactory state of affairs, Indeed."
The General Manager, Mr. E. F. Hebden, made a few remarks in regard to the report and the business of the
The/following by-laws were then taken up and considered and the amendments nsssed unanimously:
By-law No, 1. That the Annual General Meeting should be held on the third Wednesday In the month of May
in every year.
By-law No. rn.   Increasing the number of directors tn twelve.
By-law No. VI.     Providing for the remuneration ot the directors.
In reply to a question by Mr. Patterson as to the porlod to be covered hv the next statement, the Vice-President said that it would cover five months and then tho regular nnnual statements,
Messrs. A. Plddlnaton and 3. Patterson were appointed scrutineers, nnd on,- bellot was cast electing the following directors: Sir H. Montagu Allan, K. W, Blnckwelt. Thomas Long. Alex. Rarnet, F. Orr Lewis, Andrew
A. Allan, C. C. Ballantyne, Andrew J. Dawes,' F. Howard Wilson, Farquhar Robertson, George L. Cains, A. B.
On motion of Mr. C. R. Black, seconded by Mr. A. Plddlngton, a hearty vote of thanks wns passed to
the President, Vice-President and Board of Directors.
Tt was also moved and seconded by the same gentlemen that pn ernresejon of warm appreciation of their
services be tendered the General Mnnnger and the staff.    Pissed unanimously,.:.
The President then declared the meeting closed. At n subsequent meerlnir of TMreetnrs. whlcb followel
Immediately after. Sir H. Mjntagu Allan and Mr. K W. Blackwell were re-elected President and Vice-President respectively.
Women are Themselves lo Blame
for Much of Their Suffering.
Women are weak, yet under a smile
they will try to hide pain aud Buffering that any man could not bear patiently. If women would only le-
member that their frequent failures
of health arise from feeble or impure
blood their lives would be smoother
and they would longer retain their
uaturc.i charm.
When the blood fails then begin
those dragging backaches uud heaV
aches; unrefreshlng sleep that cause!
dark lines under the eyes; dizziness
fits o." depression; palpitation or raj-
id fluttering o" the heart; hot flash**
and Indigestion. Then the cheek*
grow pale, the eyes dull and the complexion blemished,
'Women should know that much of
this suffering Is needless and can be
promptly remedied. Purity and enrich the blood through the use of Dr.
Williams' PJnk Pil s und your suffering will vanish. Thousands of women know that Dr .Williams' Pink
Pills have brightened their lives by
making the new good blood of health,
and so toning up all the vital organ*
into hea thy, vigorous action. Hero
Is an instance from among many. Mis*
Cora A. Cornell, St. Catharine*,
Ont., says: "Ever since the age of
fourteen I have suffered terribly wi'.a
pains tn my back, and severe headaches. I was also much troubled
with Indigestion and had to be extremely careful as to my diet, and
sometimes did not feel like eating at
all. Some two years ago the headaches became so bad that I had tt
give up my position, which was clerking In a store, where, of course, I waa
constantly on my feet. I took a position In an office, where I could b»
seated most cf the time, but even then
I suffered terrlb.y most of the time.
As the medicine I had been taking
did not help me I Anally decided tj
try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. I got
a supply, and soon felt they were helping me and I continued taking the pill*
several months until I felt perfectly
well. Although my doctor advised
me not to go back to my old position,
I decided to do so, and have not felt
any 111 effect. I never have backache now, seldom a headache, and all
traces of the Indigestion have disappeared. I cannot speak too highly
ot Dr. Williams' Pink Pills and I hop*
this letter will help someone who «uf-
fers as I used to."
Sod by all medicine dealers or by
mail at 50 cents a box or six box**
for $2.00 from The Dr. William*'
Medicine Co., Brockvllle, Ont.
Belgium's New Army
The Belgian premier haB recently
outlined his bill for the reorganization of the army, by which a force of
330,000 men will be furnlBhed In thirteen annual contingents. It la
hoped to apply the reform to the
1913 contingent of recruits.
Corns and warts disappear when
treated with Holloway's Corn Curo,
without leaving a scar..
Antolne    Dubois,'       formerly       a I
Paris chauffeur, on Ms first visit to
the wine vaults at Beaune, was over-1
come by the fumes of the liquor. He .
fell Into a vat containing 100 gallons
of burgundy and was drowned.
$3,000 In a Miser's Bed
A large number of Banknote!
amounting to $3000 were hidden In an
old mattress on which a miser named
Orlentane died of starvation, In Buk-
harest, Houmanlu. He owned prop
crty worth $40,000.
Military Authorities of Germany Put-
zled by Incident
It Is reported the Berlin military
authorities are trying to solve the
mystery ot an alleged attempt to blow
up magazine No. 7, on the outskirts
of Berlin, In which enormous quantities of the most modern German explosives and ammunition are stored.
On Wednesday night there waa an
exchange of shots between the (entries and an unknown number of persons who were heard climbing over
the walls and barbed wire surround*
ing the magazine.
The first explanation was that the
sentries fired Into the air to frighten
a gang of roisterers, but the authorities now hold the theory that the
Incident was due to spies who wlab-
ed to destroy the valuable military
stores In the magazine.
The guard at the magazine ha* beet
trebled and now consists of fifty-seven
officers and men. No arrests appear
to have been made.
League In Berlin Decide* to Mak* Catering a Fine Art
The two letters: D.H.—Doctor of
Hotelkeeplng—Is a degree with which
the world will become familiar If
plana formulated In Berlin yesterday
are successfu.ly carried out.
At a meeting of the executive committee of the International Hotelkeep-
ers' League It was decided to establish
a hotel academy, for educational purposes. A fund of $38,500 haa been
subscribed by the leading hotel* In
Europe toward the Initial expense*
of the scheme. The academy, which
will probably be situated in Germany,
will aim at converting hotelkeeplng
from a trade Into a profession and
at educating hotel employers on th*
same scientific lines as barrister*,
physicians and engineers who graduate at universities.
Every branch of hotel work, from
that of hall porter to that of general
manager, will be taught by specialist*,
The curriculum will provide for a
three-year course, Including six week*
attendance at the academy each year
and many weeks' practical experience.
Hunger-StrIke Released
It Is renorted that Mis* Emily Wilding Davidson, of London, who waa
sent to prison for disturbance at
Lloyd George's Aberdeen meeting, waa
liberated, her fine of $10 having been
paid anonymously. She had been on
hunger strike, and was much exhausted. 	
Round the World In a Barrel
It Is expected that two Italian*
who are touring the world In a barrel, have arrived at Medina del Cam-,
po, Spain. The barrel bears a label
declaring Its weight as 230 pounds, and
Its contents as two Italians, named
Dlannelle and Zenarchi.
The Stowe (Suffolk, England,
guardians have appointed a rate collector for the thinly populated parish
of Flnborough at a salary of $5 a year.
This was necessary because the over-
■eer declined to act.
It Is reported that In order to discover the twelve favorite hymns of tha
worshippers, a ballot ot the congregation and choir Is to be taken at St.
Paul's Church, Erlth.
100 Imported Cigar Bands, no two
alike, and a center piece for glass er
china plate, bottle, Jug and other
decoration, will be mailed postage
prepaid upon receipt of Twenty-five
cents In silver, or a money order.
No stamps.  Agents wanted.
IMPORTERS NEW   YORK l-l'j \t  >   Ml
v uKfcrvL,.\:iu.  r>.»;.
Published   every   Saturday   at  Cumberland,   B.C.,  by
Lsliinder Printing & Publishing Company
\V. H. Dunn, Manager.
Edward W. Bickle, Editor.
Advertising rates published elsewhere in the paper.
Subscription price $1.50 per year, payable in advance
The editor does not hold   himself responsible for  views expressed by
What the Editor has to say.
The announcement by  Hon.  L.   Pelletjier,   Postmaster-
(.i ;.riiil, in the House of'Coinmons, that Canada is to have a
svsrt'in of parcel post, is one of the most important declarations
i',-.iii.'\ made in many-years. Parcel post benefits have al-
reudy been conferred upon the people of many other countries,
'did mi experiment is being made iu the United .States.
Mr. Pelletier's statement shows that he is taking up the
question from a seme business-like standpoint and will acquaint
himself with the results ol systems already established before
Ii "V|y determining upon the system to be adopted in this
country, His object is to work out a system by which not. only
those districts now served by the express companies, but other
districts as well, will lie served by the parcel post.
It will mean that wherever there is a postofflce some of
the advantages of the parcel post will be felt, although it is
not thought feasible to have each postofflce the centre of a par
rel post zone as in the United States. Nor is it likely that
Uie scheme can be worked out on a flat rate basis.
The intention of the Postmaster-General is to work out
a plan by which a fair share of the parcel carriage business of
the country will be done through the Post Office. This will
probably be brought about by some arrangement with the
railways so that all the [laying business will not be left to the
express companies. Mr. Pelletier will have his plans completed
before he makes his final announcement.
• ♦  * * * **•***}*<**,***,**>*)«*■*
The Week, of Victoria, has the following in part on the
Firearms Act:
Among the many important pieces of legislation for which
the Attorney -General is responsible'it is doubtful if any one
will do more good, or be attended by results more fur-reaching,
t'.i.ili the Fireams Act now before the local legislature. This is
one of those practical measures which ignores sentiment and
deals in a thorough, logical and cold-blooded manner with a
public nuisance It is certain that most crimes of violence are
coiiiniitt-id by the aid of weapons which it should be illegal to
possess. An act which precludes the purchase of firearms and
other deadly weapons without specified authority will eliminate
a source of danger from the community.
Mr. Parker Williams is not a good tactician, that is, if
bt- really aims at accomplishing anything but the accumulation
"t petty grievance*, lie wished to have the rules of the House
amended so that he and his fellow Socialist member can secure
the entry of names upon the Journals. The Premier offered to
f icilitate the compliance with this not unreasonable request,
but Mr. Williams would have it done his way or not have it
at all. The Premier was as good as his word when the first
occasion arose, and all that Mi'. Williams got was a petty
imaginary grievance. He made a similar blunder in regard to
his resolution on the Cumberland strike. There are sever?!
w ivs in which Mr. Williams could have brought this matter
b ifore the attention of the House, and he can do so yet, if he
wishes to; but he needs must try to do it in his way. All he
got out of that effort was a petty imaginary grievance. Here
he has two matters upon which he cau expatiate on the public
platform to show how Capital, as represented by the Premier,
is denying the simplest justice to Labour, as represented by
himself. He will not tell anyone that he got himself into trouble
simply because he is a poor parliamentary tactician, one who
either does not know the right way to go about what he pro
f -ssi's to seek, or who knows it and yet prefers the shadow of
a wrong to the substance of parliamentary discussion. The
Premier has no desire to shut off discussion on th" strike or
anything else; and what is more he could shut it off if he warn
ed to. But Mr. Williams must not expect that he can set h
rules of the House at defia'ice These rules, we may remin !
him, are for the protection of minorities. The majority can
always protect itself,—Colonist.
Your are sure to
find something
you want here
TEAS—All the favorite brands of Indian and Ceylon Teas
sold at lowest market prices. We quote Blue Ribbon
Tea. Red Label, 40 cents per lb., Bibs $1.90. This is a
standard household tea and splendid value at our price.
At 50 cents per lb we have Totleys's, Ridgway's Nabob and
Challenge Cup Teas.
At 60 cent* per lb—Lipton's  "A" Blend and Ridgeway's
Five o'clock.
At 35 cent* per lb—Bulk tea that draws a good cup, lib 35c.
3lb for $1.00.
Also Japan Teas in half-pound packets at 25c per package.
pOFFEES-51bs tins, Nabobs Brand, $2.00, Columbia $1.65.
^ lib tins, Nabob, 45c; Chase & Sanborn's Seal Brand 45c.
Ridgways 50c, Colmbia 35e. Try our fresh coffee, ground
from the bean to your order, fragrant and delicious, 40c. lb.
PROVISIONS—Everything of the best. Our motto ' 'Quality
*      First."    Give us your order and be convinced.
Macfarlane Bros.
"The Corner Store," Cumberland, B. C.
K. Abe & eotnpany
Groceries, Dry (hauls, Boot &
Shoes, Hardware, etc., at the
lowest possible price*
Ten ju-rccnt discount for one rjionth
on till Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes
K. HBE  &   e©MP2\NY
Dun.-nuir Avenue
Cumberland, 8. 6.
The Store of
The Store of
The Big Store
STOCK-TAKING means many
lines at clearing prices that
spell Bargains for you.
We do not want to
carry these lines into
stock, and January
31st must see tliein all
cleared, to make room
for New Spring Goods.
Our Grocery Department is stocked with
nothing hut cleanest
and freshest of goods,
Give Us a Trial Order      Satisfaction Guaranteed
Phone 88.
in User k ft 1
t*s*sfff*fij^if*ijsf^MU'>st7a "j<sr«vs.va/' aTtysgacsrona vsm
Successor 'o A. McKinnell.
Ice Cream,
Cigars and
Dunsmuir Ave., CUMBERLAND
*■ LAN I), Six aores cleared. Th'"*
acres in Market Garden containing
Raspberries, Strawberries, etc.
Edward W. Bickle
CITT1NGS of the Provincial Znbour
Commission will he held as follows:
Namiinio—Monday, February 17th, at
8 p.m., Court //ouse
Cumberland — Wednesday,    February
19th, at 8 pin,
Allierni—Monday,  February 24th, at
8 p.m.
iadysmith—Tuesday, February 25th,
at 8 30 p.m.
Steveston—il/onday,   jLfan-h  8rd,  at
2 30 p.m
Cliilliwack—Tuesday,  March  4th, at
2-30 p m
New    H'estminster—Thursday. March
6th, at 11 a.m.,  City //all
Vancouver— Friilny, March 7th, at 10
a.nl., Court House
The Commission is empowered to
;nqnire into all matters affecting the
conditions of labour in British Columbia. AW persons interested are
invited to attend anil give evidence,
//. G. PABSON,
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Milk Shakes
Candies of all descriptions—The
Very BEST.
Fruits of all kinds—Best quality
Tobaccos of all strengths.
Cigars—The best variety of the
. choicest flavors.
Mails for Dispatch:—Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, etc.:
Tuesday, 7.15 p.m.; Thursday,
and Saturday, 6 a.m.
Comox and District:—Tuesday,
12.15 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 4.30 p.m.
Per SS. Cowichan, Sunday, at
2 p.m., and Tuesday 6 a.m.
Mails arriving:—Vancouver,
Victoria, Nanaimo, etc.: Tuesday
afternoon; Wednesday and Friday nights.
Comox .District:—Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
Per SS. Cowichan, Tuesday
noon and Sunday morning.
Change advertisements for
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this cillice not later than
10 a. m. on Thursday.
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers in all kinds of Oood
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents for PUsener Beer
Better known as "Peg"
Wood and Coal Hauled
NOTICE is hereby given that the
•*•; reserve existing by reason ol
Ihe notice published in the British Columbia Gazette of December 27th,
1907, is cancelled in so far as the same
relates to the following described land*
sA aa toprrmitof the sale of the timber
standing thereon:—
Commencing at the northeast corner
of of Lot No 2819, Redonda Island,
New Westminster District; thence east
18 chains; thence north 4 chains; these*
east 19 chains; thence south 2D chain*;
thence west 32 chains, more or leu, to
the east boundary of Lot No. 2819;
thence northerly along the east boundary of said lot to the point of com
meiice nent; containing hy admeasure.
ment 7<> acres more or less.
Deputy Minister of Lands,
Department of Lauds,
Victoria, B.C., Dectmber 11th, 191.
Dec 21 8m
*/F™I! FIRE!!
^"VK For absolute protec-
^^ tlon write a PoMcy in
Liverpool, England.
TOTAL ASSETS, 126.786.03
Local Agent
Mrs. Simma will give lesauus en the
piano at herh use in Jerussleui, formerly
owned by Mr. James Stewart, at soy
time by appointment, except   Tuesdi yj
not. 18
Trade Maud
CowvRiatrri ate.
Anrons essoin* a esstoh snd description tnsr
qntoklr ascertain our opinion free wnetlior sa
In? entlon Is probsbly peunubie. Comtnnnlee.
tic nt.ij~...sa..,irjn«rt80cil on P.i.uis
•ontfret. Oldest scene? forsecsnospsteiiu.
I'atent* tesen tEroush slunn * Co. mows
tpKlal Mia, wlthont chene. In the
Scientific JMcrkaa.
A ,h»n<taoit«lT mnMntMl wwwy.   Urmt dr-
dilation of any it'ientim. journal, 'Unm for
Canada, HUB a year, pottage prepaid. Bold by
all Mwidealen. V
i  I
" The Magnet Cash Store"
Phone 31
Cumberland, B.C.
* * * *-
Sharles Botiet
Will undertake all kinds of repairs to Gasoline Engines
Steam Engines, Boiler, Electrical Appliances & Fittings
Mechanical Works, Motor Boats, etc., overhauled and
put into first class shape.   For estimates apply at
No. 8 Red House,
West Cumberland
Hay, Grain
Full Stock of all kinds of Feed kept on hand
all the time at the Lowest Market Prices.
Made from No. 1 Hard Wheat, First Quality Family
Flour $1.65 per sack
-■K'Hitss '-txeoket*^ •
Leave your orders at
A. B. Crawford
Corner Dunssnuif and First Street
Victoria Lti d District
District <>f S*yward
Take notice that M'»gm O'Brien, of
X.iKiiu.n, B.C., occupation hotel proprietor,  intends  to apply for permiaaiou to
purchase the following d.icribeil 1 util-;—
Commencing at » poet plautud at the
N W. Corner of P.R. 8785, thence notth
40 chains, east 40chains, a nth 40 chain*,
Pamphlets are Circulated among i west 40chain»topointofc,oinmet.ceuiei>t,
Phone Girl, of London Tele-     "*■»"** ™ »"" ■«• «•«■*
Morgxn 0 Brie", Applicant
phone Exchange. M. J. M. Kenwn, Agent,
Doted December 20th, 11)12. 22 3
Saywsrd Lnid District.
District of Saywsrd
Titku   nutice   thut James   Affleck,   of
Nsnainix, B.C., occupation sirent,intends
tu   spply   for   pertnisssion to purchase
the followiuiidescribed lands:— Conmien-
ing   st a  post planted at the Southeast
unrtier if   Pr.   3705,   thence north 10
chains,   thence   east   40 clmitis, thence
south 40 chuins, thence west 40 chains tn
point of C'niinoticement,  and containing
ltiO acres more or less.   James Affleck.
M. ,1. M Keown, agent.
Dated Decrmber 20ih, 1012,
District of Si>\v,rd.
Take notice that Fnil Booth, of Nanaimo, . ccnpalioii bookkeeper, inte ds to
pply for permission' to purchase the lo).
lowing described lauds:—Commencing at
pout planted at thenurthwest oornerot
T A. Toombs' application to purchase
(of 640 aores), thence north 80 chains;
thei ce east 80 chains; the' ce south 80
chains, the ce west 80 oluius lo point, f
commencement aud containing 640 acres
more or lets. Fbkd Booth,
M..I.MKeown, a«snl.
Dated Deeemb.r 20ih, 1912.
I'ake notice that, T. A. Toombs, of Na-
nautio, B.C., occupation br< ker, intenHs
to -.pii'y for peruiiaston io pttrohsse the
following deecrih'd la Ids:—0 mine rinn
at a post planted at the northeast cutne.
of TL 37483, thence west 80 chains,thence
north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,
hence iv-uth 80 chains >o point ,f c in
mencement, containing 640 aores more or
lest. I' A Toombs,
M   . McKeown, agent.
Da ed December 2Mb, 1813.
Take tiotice that Hilton Eamn,
of Nanaimo, occupation a broker,
intends to apply for permission to pur*
chase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at the
northwest corner of TL 4521, thence
uoith 80chains, thence east 80 chains,
the. ce south 80 chains, thence west 80
chains tu point of commencement, a< d
containing 610 acres more ur less.
Hilton Eaton.
M. j. MKeown, aguit.
Dated December 20ih, 1912
Take notice that A. E. Toombs, of Na-
naimo, occupation broker, intends to apply fur permission to purchase the follow
owing described lands:— Commencing a<
a post pi uited at the northeast corner of
TL 37483, thence north 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,
thence west HO chains to point of cum*
mencement and cutitaining 640 aores mure
or lest. A   E. Toombs.
M.J. McKeown, agent.
Dated JXc ruber 20th, 1012.
Take notice that Charles Reddy, of
Q tbic, I' Q., occupation clerk, intends,
to spply for permission to purchase the
following described landr:—Commencing
at a post planted at the northwest corner
of Hilton Eaton's application to purchase,
thence north 80 chains, thence east 80
chains, thence south 80 chains, thence
west 80 chains to point of commencement
and containing 640 acrea more or lets.
Charles Remit,
M. i, MKeown, agent.
Dated December 30th, 1012.
Pamphlets of the National
Vigilance Association, containing
warnings against the wiles of the
white slave emissaries, are being
officially circulated among the
girls of the London telephone
exchanges. All young women
would do well to act on the advice
given. Girls are warned: Never
to speak to strangers, men or
women, in the street, in shops,
in stations, in trains, in lonely
country roads, or in places of
amusement. Never ask the way
of any but officials on duty, such
as policemen/'railway men or
postmen. Never loiter or stand
about alone in the street. Never
stay to help a woman who apparently faints in the street. Never
accept a stranger's invitation to
join a Sunday school or Bible
class, even if the stranger wears
the dress of a sister or a nun, or
clerical dress. Never accept a
"lift" offered by a stranger in a
motor car, taxicab, or any vehicle.
Never enter any house, restaur-
aunt or place of amusement on
the invitations of a stranger, even
if dressed as a hospital nurse, or
believe stories of relatives being
suddenly taken ill, as this is a
common devise to kidnap girls.
Never accept sweets, food, a glass
of water, or smell flowers offered
by a stranger. Never buy scents
or other articles at the door, as
so many things may contain
drugs. A girl is advised, when
accosted by a stranger, to walk
as quickly as possible to the nearest policeman.
Strikes, when victorious, are
only temporary victories and then
at the expense of the working
man. The most advanced thinkers of the present day have
realized that justice cannot be
secured by strikes. In the long
run whether the strikers win or
lose the workers are the greatest
The truth is faithful to man in
spite of man's unfaithfulness to
Every drop in the sea of live
imagines itself an ocean.
Heaters! Heaters!
Our First Shipment has just arrived, and now on sale.   Prices
rauging tram g |0 $10
Bltinkets from $2.75 a pair up
Comforters front §1.75 each up
A   full  stock nf Furniture, Bods,  Springs, Mattresses, and
Linoleums always on hand.
The Furniture Store"
McPhee Block
A.   McKINNON      Cumberlan    B.O
Victoria, B.C. THOMAS' CROSSING, Cumberland, B.O
Phone 904 Sidney, B.C., Phone F 36. Phone 33
Hkad Okpice: f 18, Fisguard Street,
iff «
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
COaLmining,ightsof the Doiiiiuii
in Mniiii'tha, Stu.krttchttw.in hp' Album*,
•ha Yukon Tt-rriiory. the N-irihwett Ter'n
tnriw Hudiua portion "f the Province ol
B <'i*hC' luinbin, may bn lei.*wl for a term
if twei.ty-i'i.e yotra a n Annual rental i '
$lnt ncre. N"t hiore thnn 2,500hum*
will b-■■ leaned tn * nc applicant.
Application for*l*r.f<e must be made b
the Applicant in ptmoti lotheAgfli t < t mjI
Agootof the district io which the right
applied fur are nituated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by lections,or 1 •uaWubdiiisumi
of sectioni, and in uneuiveyud erritorj
ihetractapplied for ahal. he staled out b\
hc*pplicaUt hiniMitf.
Kv h application must be acemnpanied
by a fee < if $5 which will be refunded if the
ft»htn i<p|>lied for are not kv tilahle, but Dot
.literwise A royalty shall he paid on *h*
,.• re itntablenuipul of ihe imW ■ h
rate i.f live cents per t n.
Tlie person npnratint; ihe mine shall
uroish rhe Agen  with sworn returnsrio
■u littg t r 'he fn ' quatt'ity f in n»h
ii ableooalrrtitrH and   piy  'ho mvalt\
,.r(-oM. If hr v Hltniu'ttg right* **■
r»t belity • pcfitcd sue returns shall 11
fur- i^hed al leant. iichh vior.
The lease will include ihe coal in in in
rights only, but the If Mtte may b« permitted to purchase whatever available sur
face rig tsmay Vie considered n'ecesaaty
f r the working'if b. mine a' the fate f
$10 (Ml "Pre
Furfti'lli f-t        i ■   ai'ji'i     i •   -h nd
beiuadi to  the St-ei* ary 'f'he Dcp ■r
netitof thelA'eti'M*. Oitaw .   •• t..  ny
Aaetit "f 8nh Au n    fDomioi' ■ L-    s
Deputy Miiiibterof the Interior.
N H- Unatithon'zed pnbHcntinn of this
ridvoj JsLnient    illuu b. .utd f i.
Phone 67
Agent for llm
Alex Uentle son, Proprietor
E»titnaten anil Donlgns funilsheil
nn AppllcatlOli
TheBuilders'Supply Co.
P.O. Hoi HO
Kiln Dried Flooring, V. Joint, Finish and Mouldings
Window and Dooi- Frames made to Order; Windows and
Doors; Paints, Oils ami Varnishes; Lime, Bricks, Cement,
Lath and Plaster; Builders' Hardware; Plumbing Supplies
As good as the best and better than the rest
Capital Paid Up $11,500,000 Reserve Fund, 112,500.000
Dralts Issued In any currency, payabls all ovap tha world
.ila-heat current rates allowed on deposits of 91 'and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Btaitoh-   -   —     OPEN DA" "
D. M. Morrison, Manager
Wm. H. Hon",  Manager.
Heal Estate and Insurance
licenced Auctioneers and
Valuers,    Notary   Public
We hare a large number of enquiries for Acreage in
Comox Valley. If yon hare anything to sell list with us.
We are Auctioneers, see us if yon want a sale and we
will arrange one at the shortest possible notice and get
the best prices. THE   ISLANDER.   CUMBERLAND.   B. C.
E; iiu-Dm-Cj Dyspepsia tablets
Daddy's Bedtime  Don't Permute
J i your Bowels
SThr   Lively
\QXS       Bluebottle Ry
And ihe Cat
We r.re continually hearing from
grateful people v h:> Imvc had experiences like thill of J'iss AUce ii. Cooper,
of Niagara Fulls, Out., wl o wriUsi
"I wfeli t»» express my gratitude to
you for the l>c:iefst I received from your
most   wonderful   Dytpensia   Tablets.
Having taken oilier medicines without
having received the slightest relit f, I \
he:'.rU  of  your Na-Dru-Co   Dyspepsia j
Tablets and thought I would give Hum ;
■ trial.   I have been completely cured ,
of dvsn- psia.   I will he only loo pleased      . ___	
to^viWariyonetrouWedwithdyspcpsia   tbruUKli <«» ««* window.
to give them a fair trial." M'Cume uu; iw'h timl a siuik comer tn which to curl up uud nlepp all will-
Na-Dru-Co Dyspepsia Tablets not only , ter,' suid his liroilicr,
rive the ituntedl ite relief from heart- \      " 'Curl jriiurmHI':' Itulihle replied nnit*iy.   'I've never bpcn In u house hofore,
burn, flatulence, acidity of the Homach ' UM\ \\i uki' to set- wlml Kind ot ti place it In.'
wdbUiowneM.wliichissomuchnccded, |      ..^u|ln tie w.rry/ wtirnwl his in-other, hut Bubble paid no attention
but .f taken regularly for s few days or | i|«wiwtiuw.
weeks tli'y completely cure Ihe most
ni-nvaiod  cases of stomach trouble*
The Fly Kept Out ot
Puny » Heacn.
Ithi hluohiittle tly blasted huliy iutiwh Tt«- ceiling;.
'Ihere!  exciniuieii Jaek,   "Iheies a tly:'
It must lie the lust tly living," cattl Evelyn.
"AU. I hhuilld say it wtis it very tuuiisli little fly!" remnrked dnddy.
"Once there wns a little tly Just like thut one.    What shall we cull miuV
Well, sui'puse we sny Kulible ItltielnUlieV
"lie wtis a itirut' hit ily. uml when the days hepin to net chilly he crawled
Cut nut cathartic* and purgatives.   They er*
brutai-harsh-unnectraury. 'try
Purely vegetable,
trcntlyoaihe liver
eliminate Mie.-ind
of the bowel.
Sick Htaiiache and InJig'itiem, at wiHim.  knew.
Small Pill, Small Dose, Small Price.
Genuine mutt beu Signature
You cannot afford brain-betogging headaches.
NA-DRU-CO Headache Waters
stop them In quick time and dear your head. The/
do not contain eil'icr phenacettn, acetanili.l, morphine,
opium or any other dangerous drug. 25c. a box at
your Druggist's. 121
NjmoNAi Dnua aho chcmical Z%. or Canada, Limitis.
He i
When far |joc. you can get a box from
your druggist, why yo ou MiCcriii};?
Kattonnl Droit »n'l Chemical Co. of
Can a la. Limited, M out real, 144
»!, Uric Add Dlsea
tiey Trouble,    Bladder   Sti
Stones. Gravel an*l LumliiiKo ure rap
Irtlv relieved nut! pernutrtenily eu^M
by SANOL.   a remedy thai has an
enviable rej-utatlon thvougboiil   <'hm
ada.     We will   send   Mipi-s   from
Spares of neople. wiio have been cured
of uim or rune or tlK-nu ui.tnplaiitU,
Write for 'ull Information,
Price $1.50 Per Boitla at nil Lending
THE  S^NOL   MFG.   CO.,  LTD.
"Itolmle sliuitaicii over the celling iiihI had n irninl time skatlnt; un the j
wiiidowpniies.    Ihere were warm dark etiruei'H in which he coil III nap. ami he
Hiioll Knew his way In the kitchen nud could «el plenty hi eat.   They were t;rt- |
tllig ready lor Christmas >
"Must think ut Hlnyitiu. a whole winter In nil nttie when one can live In a
Wiirii) sunny Itllrheii qnlle as  well,   ittipPU' sain.    'And  they say tomorrow j
will he Christliuis. when woiulerttil irnoil tlllllgH will he mi the Itilne tu eat'      j
"In the inorntmt as he warmed himself hy the tlivsitle he noticed u tpieer j
pruy creatine stretched out uu the rug. It was asleep when he catue in, hut '
an sunn as (tuhltte hemtii Dir///.iii« it sat up ami stnreil n run nil.
"'1 he uniy creature (of eourseH yuu kliow 11 was the cat 1 got up aud walked
to the ciiaii- on which Unhide sat.
,   "'It  1 dotit catch  him that tly  will  he ftetUUK into all our Christinas
goodies.' suid the cut.
"Whenever pussy gut new eiioiiyh tu reach the tly she would make a leap
tit him. raising one of her Hurt paws very gently,   Hut Hohlne kept out ut uer j
"Now, pussy was lu 11 had humor.   Mice hud heen scarce, und the cook hud j
hech so htis.v with the Christmas conking thai she had hut given her much tu
cut lately. So when Hohlne liegllll huzzmi; pussy tiept very still.
" 'She's asleep, silld Hohlne. 'I Ihitik III give her a surprise.'
"So he darted down 11 nd wtw lust guiiig to tiekie the inside of one of
pussy s suit ears when the cat tuiueu over, and, snap: Houlae HlueUuttle weut
down Uer red lUiouL''
JsSKi'A: P;»>;■ *"'ftnrn'ti.M*-,'-■
Sixty Thousand trnoDers rtow aeadttS
tl^lr Raw 1-ura. Why not your Wi
pav highest pricet and e:rpr*M charges,
etwrtf* n» eoimntaiiion and mbm man's w™
Oay K«»oea «• rteetT** Miiiiuiis of BoUars
ar* piid tropptrBBBch jn»r., l>"i.?ll*L;
nllibla hn)«r Wo ara tbe largaet In our
fine in Canada.
• book ol 00 page,, mailed FRliE.
Wrltt to^aj to Joho Hallam. Mall
Sept 8! .TORONTO.llll'roatSt.B.
Whenever you sea a well
gloved hand think of
WOULD /OU lik:
„..„.,       _  TO LEAKS THB
.iitick brokint; business? I want a live
•mbltlQUi representative In every cit-'
«nd town to handle stoelts. bonds ate,
mortgageSt applicant muat furnish refer*
«HP«(i and hnve from JlOfl in $5*10 pr	
«1   eapltnl.    Write  or  call  M.   R.
fc Co.. 14 Victoria  Street. Toronto
Another Experiment
My boy, remarked the old man to
     his young son, who had just returned
Edgar j from school for tho regular vacation.
] I'm really afraid that your education
■ i 1 ?ii t quite practical  enough to meet.
the requirements of life here on the
Why not? inquired the yoiin'f* man
Coming   up   from   Ihe   station   yod
told mo how long it would take a railway train, running sixty miles an hour,
lo come from the sun to the earth
If yon fi'*M "aut uf sorts"—"run down '
or "Rot the ulues." suffer from kidney,
bladder, nervsus diseases, chronic' weak.
nesties. ulcers, skin eruptions, piles. &o .'
write for my FREE book. It Is ihe
most instructive medical book ever written.    U   lellfl   all   about   these   discast'fl1,   -
*nd  Hip  remarkable   '-urps  effected   by 1 And you explained t.i me how much
the new n-ench Remedy "THERAPION1'  neat W;i„if1 bfl generated bv the earth
N», 1. 1.0,  2. NO.   i, and you can decide    ,„   .. ., ,,     ,.    _.„_,,-.,
for yourself if it is the- remedy for your|.K "R  motion were suddenly  stopped
ailment.     Don't Bend a com.   It's fib- • by a solid body.
point fly    FREE,    No    "follow-up"    cll'CU- '      Voa    nle
lars.      Dr.   LnClero   Med.   O.    Mavor. 1     '' '
            '    And  vet
atock Rd., Hataoatcad, London. Eng.
How would you like to be our Selling
Agents  and make BIQ MON£Y in
your Sparc Hours ?
^ftl       We have tlie Goods l
Send   Post Card to-day
for particulars, and "Get into Business."
M. O. DcpU P. O. Box 1256, Montreal, Can.
Remarkable  Growth  of the  Business
cf This Bank for the  Past Year
la Shown from Reports Presented  at 48th  Annual
The 48th Annual Meeting of the Union bi.uk of Canada held on December 17th, at ihe head oitlce in Winnipeg waa the beat in the history of
this institution. The net profits tn?
the year after malting the usual deductions, amounted to over $706,000
as compared vitli ?56^,000 for the previous year. This was the first Annual Meeting held in Winnipeg, the
head otlice having been moved to the
Western metropolis in July of this
year, owing to the large   number
t [branches  which  the  bank  possessed
nnd" "forgot ail throtlfehout  the  Western    Provinces.
'"'     '     It is a matter of satisfaction to stock'
vhapn I told you a while
rgo In. so" how long it would take ynu
to run to tho wood shed nnd  brhis
in an armful of wood for your mother,
you   gave   up  the   whole  problem
once, pnt down  herej
about it,
Well, now I'm about to do a. lUtle. 3llcceSsful year,
own   account    ,.      ... ,        a:    v ,
, mink a,r„„ ;tlon to the net  profits belni
than  a year  ago,  there   were   largo
,,.,.. .     ,,   „ ,j„_,„ „„,,„u   sains In deposits. In current loans, ln-
wlth It by stopping It bi   denly w na . „ea      ,„   he    • d Ua, „m, r0.
a bo Id bo-ly, and I should .Ike you to I ,mi_ ,n fa m^bpr'of „„„
provide the >-o!ld bodv. !opened and generally speaking, mark-
The Rtudent wns sonn at the wenu- ^ =_  ? A* , ,
shed and lnck and It wns a verltabi
triumph for practical education.        |
Not a Speck
*• The mistress came downstairs and
tried the door of the sitting-room, onl/
to Bnd it locked against her, while the
key, which was usually In the ock,
was missing.
Bridget, 1 can't get Into the parlor,
she cried. »
Sure It's meself that knows it; an'
ye won't, for I have the kav in me
Open the cloor Immediately.
Will yea to In If I do?
Certainly '  will.
Then you don't get the kay.
Open the door immediately. What
do you mean?
Shore It's by you." orders! Ye said
yesterday: Don't let me come downstairs in the mornin an' see tiny dust
on the parlor furniture! Sn I Just
puts tbe kev in me pocket, an' says i,
then she sh'in't.
Th"  uniy  t»ur«t unil  Miisfautury   *»«.»   'ti   *Mc*   t»».
mn eeuitt« tin* iukIu-.si iiossIuIh market vn.uc tor his «'!"■
■flax l« by BhipplitH it by tht- carluttd to Kort Wl'istn
Uuiutb If cars cannot Ii* j;ot for tht* nihT tfhnlnals
direct Into th* car over tin* loading plat ft, rm po hr t
and dockage) and employlns a strictly  -'• ~ ■
po«»* of it.
We continue to art a* tne l'arrn*rd* /cent" nbleV
W« nre not   trarKhitvi>rs ar.'l W(« never hit    ""    "'"
>Ts»ti>rn    Far«»*
Inilr-y ■(> I
..   f'ort  Arthur, nr w
lotiilltist  it  If pn'i.h •>
  .ittvc elevator fhttrsM
MimiM-l'Mi   ttnn    o  hitnille  Hint  till-
n n  rn»nn,|««tnn  hn*,'**
Vflrrnpr'    Rt'flln   i"»   o""   cw^»
account, but look nfter .-ml rilnpniM' of tbe rrnln entrn^tpd to u«, nn th*
ipent** nf thouc who Tnn'ov ti?. ttrtd It ip ottr iiculre nnrl enilenvr*'1 In *iVi
evervone th»* verv hpot r»rvl**e pnftjtlb'e. We *mh» llheem >,< vhih'ii Hira'ni*.
rsr •rhinmn<T hi'l«. nnd will n'co cntrv the p'-nl" fo" « "me under (tdyjtne-»i ».•
« rnnfterato commercial rate of tnte>-p«t, 'f enncldererl ndvtPHme, \v* lnv.'»
pU t^nrmera tn vrlte to un ior ehtnnlnr lnatrucMon*i i1 "I ntaytrpf inf'irma» »e
Thompson Sons & Company
l«v—(UJ Y.  CRAI.N tXCH,,NGE WINNIrcu, liWiu,
e^ncrlnienHnir  ou  m
I'm gninc to t'tke a h
an'' see imw much hnat T can gbnevate
It su'ldenlv againa
] holders and depositors to know th it.
the move to the West has been fol-
In add1-
A Powerful Medicine.—The lieallng
properties in six essentia! oils are
',[! c.oncentrat°d in evn-v bottln of Dr.
' Thomas' Flectrle Oil, fnrming one of
tbe most beneficial 'Inime'iis ever
offered to the use of man. Thon'RUda
ran testify ;ie to Its power In allaying
pai". and manv thousands more can
certify that they owe the'r benl'b to
it Its wonde-ful power is not expressed by its cheapness.
After the busy season is over, pack
up and come east and spend three
months In one of our schools. Bust*
oe.is education will help you to win
out. It costs but little to get It.
Write us for our new curriculum and
plan to let us help you. Address W.
H. Shaw, President, "Shaw's Schools,"
Toronto. Canada.
! serve fund. In the number of branches
! opened and generally speaking, r
, ed progress in every department
Wilh the net profits of $703,000 and
: 547,000 received ns premium on ncv
1 stock nnd    $71,000   carried   * '
Friend—You and your husband seem
to be getting on well toge'.her Just
now.     I thought you had quarrelled.
Wife—Can t do that these days whe.i
our dresses fasten down tbe back.
     Ti. „    PILES  CURED   IN   6  TO   14  DAYS
A Disconcerted Hamlet , [rom tn(1 pMvi0US year. there was a , Your dmeclst  will  refund  money it
John Coleman, the celebrated actor, ] total ot $82SX00 available for dlstrl- \ PAZO OINTMENT fails to cure any
once played Hamlet under difficulties. 1 bution       Dividend  requirements ah-: 0a?e  of  Itching,  Blind,   Bleeding  0'
The audience was small, and a seafar-1 80rhel( $397,000, the rest account
In, man. who had 11 prominent seat Iq . $242,000, tank premises account $100,-
the fourth row of tbe pit, was not very j OOO and offloe-s nenslon fund $10,000,
much interested. After he had left which left $7f,,000 to be carried for-
ostentatiously three or four times, re-1 ward, Tiie total deposits now stand
turning In a merrier frame of mind, at over $55,643,000. of which $41.-
Coleman stopped the play, walked '.o  219,000 bear Interest and $14,423,000
A Safe Investment
Mr. Andrew Carnegie tells the following story with great relish. When'
bis father was leaving his native country to sett'e .n America he borrowed
twenty pounds from a relative. The
family had an uphill battle on the
other side of the Atlantic, but when
the tide of prosperity tumid wi:n
the son, he remembered Ills father'J
Indebtedness, and determined to clear
It off. together with its accumulated
lntercsl. He started by remitting
the sum of twenty pounds and for j '""""..'
■everal years sent the same amount' mre"e'"
—at dividend equal to exactly one nun.
dred per cent. Returning to Scot-
laad. the Pittsburg Ironmaster mot
his old relative.
Well, said Mr. Carnegie, having
paid up a good denl of Ihe "interest, I
should like new in clear off the principal. '
Ah, ay, Andrew, dlnna ye fash yer-
ffef aboot (he loan! A'm palrfectiy
satisfied with tbe interest.
Ah, but I'm ricli enough now, I
think, to clear off tbe principal! replied tbe mllllonnlre.
Dlnna mind the principle, Andre*,
Mid the relative, it Is very weel Invested as it is.
th- fnotlight', and snld- ___^^
If my frienii would stay In his seat
and keep his eye on me, I think I
could Interest him.
Hamlet, was then proceeded with,
and the mariner drew from his pocket
a telescope, which he drew out to Its
full length, ai.d placed to his right
eyf fixing It on Coleman when ne
appeared in the play, and following
him as tie paced the stage. As soon
as Hamlet completed his speech the
telescope was audibly shut up and
then re-open?d as Ham et began to
speak. Coljman's Hamlet was not 3
do not bear Interest, The total deposits are $10,000,000 In excess of
those at the end of the previous'year,
which indicates that the hank Is securing a larger share of the public's
confidence. Another fact which
hears this out Is in connection with
the current loans, which stnnd at over
$45,000,000 or a gain of $7,000,000 du--
Ing the year      The total assets which
Protruding Piles In 6 to 14 days. 60c.
Bennle, ag-.'d fouv, met Harry, aged
five, and the fol owing conversation
Whatsamatter your head?
Bumped It ona celling.
Ona step ladder?
No, I was playln' lth my papa ona
door an' I was sitting on his tummy.
An' nen want'
Papa sneezed.
Not Guilty
Why did you shoot the man's dog?
i«ked n Justice of a western court
$10,000,000    during   the   year.    Tho
bank is particularly strong in bullion.
Dominion notes and    other   nuickiy
available aBaets.     These bear a very
high ratio to the banks liabilities to
..... 1,ne public.
A Pill that    Proves    Its    Value.— 1    Annther feature which Bhnws that
Those   of   .veak   stomach   will   find. tne bank „,„,,„ proRress during the
in   Pnrmelee s   Vegetable | venr was tne fn(,t tnat it opened  13
well acquainted with them and value I
them at their proper worth. They
have afforded relief when other preparations have failed, and have effect-1
ed cures !n ailments of long stand-
„ ,..h ■ oilier medicines were found
nig me year i lie iu'«i HB^tjia n-iuu   „ .. ,      , , .    .,
now amount to   $69,400,000,   gained ;He "a?9 the animal is perfectly quiet
and never disturbs anyqo'e
Well, no, admitted the defendant
have never bea^d him howl In all his
ifo; but he always leaked as If he wa3
going to.     He would come out into
the yard a doaen times at night, squat
down,   look  at   the   moon,  draw  hla
breath, open ills mouth and fix him-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ self for a howl from here to Jericho,
Pills, because they serve to maintain | branches       These    now    total    28"   then change uis mind, crawl under the
the healthful action of the   stomach 1 moklng ,'„„ ,,„.„„ Bank one of -he j J0"'1'- »»* *» l",8le''p(' „No' ' nevJr
and the liver, Irregularities in which Ltron«8t ,„ tl.Is respect in the Do-   hnR1'*   h.lm ,h"wl;   bUt   th°  BUSPe,13e
nre most distressing.   Dyspeptics are j ra!n!nn. | was killing me
The addresses o.' tbe President an.l
fleneral Manager were both nptlmlst'c
In tone, as well ns being comnreh.m
slve and most Instructive. The adr
dress nf tbe President dealt wltb the
nrmr'vss made by the bank and hy thn
Dominion during recent years, a*«>
....     ,   , ,., .      , cnntalned n wealth of   stntNtlcs   re-1
A Scottish doctor Is tel Ing a story, B„rtlng tne (.„,lntry's financial, lndn,.
of nn old  woman  who seemed,  con- (,,.,„, and TOrnmPI.c|ai expansion. Tito I ,,
trary to hla expectations, to be great- prolrrMa maile hv fna nank wa„ „ls0 1 be said,
ly  upset  when he  told  her that,  In ,mnhaslsed.        Right    and    one-halt I    Change your pos 1  on,.man!  ioure
"   '—'" --■' - ■ I doing all right.     What 3 the trouble?
Besides, outside right has always been
Mlnard'a Liniment Curea Colds, Etc.
Mudbury's outslda left was a terror.
The fcrce with which he bunded himself Into his opponents spread dismay
In the hnnrts of the Slocombe team.
At half-time, the Slocombe outside
right accosted his captain.
I want you to change my position,
to Old
All winter long—on the Zero days and the
windy, blustering days—the Perfection Smokeless Oil Heater gives them real solid comfort
It saves them many a cold and sickness for it easily
warms the rooms not reached by the ordinary heat
The Perfection Heater is made with nickel trimmings (plain steel or enameled turquoise-blue drums).
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At Dealer* teerrsskere
tPc s box or alx boxes tor $2.50,
tt all deals'* or Tht Ooddt Medietas Company, Limited, Toronto,
BplteoT her husband's long Illness and t y^'T^when 'the" present Oenerai
weakness, he had a fair chance of Pull- Mnnfteter took charge, tbe canital was
lug through „„,,,,,     but onedv'lf of what It Is to-day. the'
Ye dlnna tell me that   doctor   she f    „ one.tn)rd ani1 ,„„ lntal
gasped I thocht ye said ye dldna , „ conjiderably less than one-thi-d
think he woud live. of wbat they are today.     His reNtort
Yes, but he's a wonderful old man, tnc ,Hte of BBr|c„Uure, |mm|gra-
he doctor replied   nnd  I  really  be-: „ , ,       lumbering, railroad  de-
lleve now we shall soon see him ou; vp, , ,,      nl„ r„m       „ ,„ '
vour place
Havbe It has, replied the player,
but outslde-nirht ngnlnst that jokor
means no Inside left.
Filse Gratitude
Little Molly May was only six and
on the morning of the story was sobbing her heart out because she had
lost a penny. Man;' looked nnd sympathised as she trotted down the
street; but it wns an old gentleman
who played the role of practical Sam
Well, my little maid, he asked, as
he patted Molly May's heaving shoulder, what's the trouble?
Boo-hoo! I've lost a penny! came the
muffled answer.
Without a word the old gentleman
thrust his hand into his pocket and
handed Mdlly n penny to replace the
ope she had lost, saying:
There— there, now everything will
bo all right.
But tn his utter confusion the little
girl dropped her damp pinafore, gazing at him with an expression in
which sorrow strovo valiantly with
anger and said:
Oh, you wicked old man, '00 had it
all the time.
Keen on It
Don't you think, said the long-haired
poeticai wit to his fiancee, on one of
those occasions, that we would make
u good couplet.
Yes, responded the maiden, nestling
her pretty head on his shoulder, I
am not averse.
W. N.  U. 932
his feet again.
Ye think he'll be able to gang aboot
again? she asked anxiously.
Yes, I reallv do! replied the doctor.
Eh, guid preserves! she exclaimed.
An' I ve scll't a' his does!
A stranger,  when dining at a for-
connection with tbe country's hor-1
rowings, nre all worthy of the perusal
ef bnt*'necs men. The remarks of M10
general Manager refer mere sn°eial|v
to the progress of the bank, and Is of
snncin! Interest to the shareholders
and depositors. Altogether the
shaving  mide  bv  tbe  bank  Is   one
elgn hotel, was accosted by a detective whl(])] „,„„„,, tn8 highest credit up-
who said to him: Beg your pardon;
we are In search of nn escaped convict and as a matter of form, will yo.i
oblige us by showing your passport7
Do I look like a convict?
Possibly not. In any case I shall
require to see your passport.
The stranger, terling annoyed, pr;-
sented the officer with the hill of far-,
and the latter commenced to read:
Sheep's head, neck of mutton; plg'-i
Very  good   he observed;   the doB-
criptlon tallies.       You
come along with us.
on the management.
Muriel, said the old genteman.
sharply, that young man you had in
he parlor List night is dull of comprehension. All I hsd to do was cou?n
when tlie other chaps remained too
late and tliry would take t>a hint an.1
rt»ear'. nbi th's one s-v anything
when I cougned last night?
les, repne.! the tirauiitu  daughter;
he said the next time he called  lie
will   pleaso  was going to bring you soma cougs j
Chapped Bunds   *ff*A*$$$&l' uS&t
Won't Bother
if  instead of
soap you xnc
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tains no lye or
acids, biit glycerine and neutral
oils which keep the skin smooth
and in splendid condition.
Try SNAP for a week and notice
the difference.                              47
C M   A   D
Order from your ileal, r to-day.   Earn cnunoni.
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Dlttempar.
Mr. Walter Runciman, M.P., who
has lust prophesied tbat the next General Election will not take place before 1915, was once discussing th*
education problem with another politician .
Tnc other politician refused to bt
convinced hy Mr. Runclmun's arguments. There were exceptions, he
said, to a certain general rule laid
down by Mr. Runciman.
Now at the moment, he said, I havs
a school In my mind's eye—
Pardon me, Mr. Runciman Interrupted; only one pupil, surely.
Tested the Whole World Over
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Name Haa Ptcomt AfTxed to tht
Mtntal Dittast Which Conslttt In
Muddling Up Phratat It tht Butt
ef Scores ol Fictitious Storits ot
Funny Transposition!.
Probably few men have had Jk
many wholly apochryphal tales about'
them aa Spooner, the learned but
timid Dean «I New College, Oxford.
It ia inevitable that at a university,
aa in wider fields of life, someone will
le made a butt, and Spooner. perhapt
owing to his nervousness, soon came
tu fill this position.
I It was just a position which had
formerly been occupied by Jowett,
who was, however, mure respected
than his successor owing to tlie real
wit which he undoubtedly possessed.
Vet it is said that when, on a certain
occasion, a series of choice Spooner-
Ism's were recited to Jowett, lie was
much amused thereby, ami remarked.
Fifteen years ago they used to tell
All these about me."
Be that aa it may, generations ol
Undergraduates have exc.-'ised their
lugeiiuity in fabricating examples.
Mont people, Indeed, at some time or
other have unwittingly maue a Spoon-
erism, which, as nearly everybody
knows, consists of a transposition of
the initial -letters of two or more
words in the same sentence.
How did Dr. Spooner first obtain
hit unenviable celebrity? Some of the
best-known examples attributed to the
head of New College are supposed to
bave been made at table or in the
college chapel. The best known anec-
ttcte of all is the one which refers to
ibe hymn,' "Conquering kings' their
titlea take,"-, which tlie dean il sup*
posed to hava solemnly given out as
Tinquering tongs their kitlet kake,"
then, nervously noticing bis error, to
have altered the line to the famous
expression, Kinquernig konga their
titlea take."    ";! ' ;      *
This was the first. and original
Spoonerism, and. around ' it numberless others, good .and indifferent, haVe
sprung up, all, of course, ascribed
to the individual who is alleged to
bave perpetrated the first.  .
One of the quaintest mixups put
down to him is a phrase he onee used
in a sermon. Speaking of the vague,
half-formed wish so often experienced
in the mind, he said, "We all know
V-at it is to hold a half-warmed fish
In our bosoms." On another occasion
be gave out the following, text: "Sorrow may endure for a toy, but night
Cometh in the morning ; then, again,
he spoke of the wicked men whose
words were "as ears and sparrows,"
and the first line of tbe well-known
hymn which starte, "From Greenland's icy mountains," be once quite
seriously read out aa "From Iceland's
Greasy mountains." '
One Sunday when he was not officiating in the service, he was surprised to find someone occupying his
pew in chapel, and addressed him
sternly with, "Are you sw*re, air,
lhat you ore occupewing my pie?"
At the table he rarely "opened hit
mouth but he puts his foot In it"—
metaphorically speaking, of course.
Onee when he wanted some figs'he is
■aid to have electrified a luncheon
party by asking a lady to pass the
pigs fleas. Those who know the doctor would understand at once that he
was merely asking for "The tigs,
At the same luncheon he is said to
bave   asked   his   neighbor   to   have i
"some of this stink puff,'1 pointing to
an ornamental dish of pink jelly. Late
for dinner one night he sidled into i
the room with the explanation  that
he had been "hatching a posty snipe.' !
Even an old friend would take a mo-' i
ment or two to  translate this  into j
"snatching a hasty pipe'" \
His poetical description of a gipsy :
encampment as "a tipsy gent pitehed !
in a pot of grease," was even more
complicated.   Of course, he meant "a
tipsy tent pitched in a grot ol peace." J
His description o! his baggage to a
'railway  porter as  "two rags  and a i
. bug" was simpler.
To  a  relation, who  was  about  to :
start on a
"You will   not   forget  to   boil   your
icicle before you start."
Again, returning tired from a long
walk, he observed, "I must have walked ten miles as the fly crows.'
Just as there are numbers of pen-*
pie daily perpetrating Molaprnpisms
ol speech, so there are many unconsciously doing their utmost to perpetuate the memory of quaint little Dr.
'Spooner.   For instance, the actor who
Mlts E. Cora Hind It Canada's Great.
tit Crop Exptrt.
It may be news to some people that
the greatest authority on agricultural
conditions and tendencies in Western
Canada is a woman. Perhaps it should
be said that some of the professors
and other experts in the service of
the various Governments may be excepted when this distinction is accorded, says Toronto Saturday Night. Miss
E. Cora Hind, commercial snd agricultural editor of Tlie Free Press, Win.
nipeg, has achieved a national reputation as an authority on agricultural
topics, with.particular reference to the
production of grain and live stock.
Her most noteworthy accomplishments, as far us the general public is
concerned. Have beeu in connection
witb the inspection ol growing crops
in the prairie provinces. In her capacity as commercial iditoj" she spent
a large portion of e.tro summer during the past eight years In traveling
through the various grai.i districts in
order to reach an accurate c.inclusion
regarding the crop outlook. The present season has been the first in which
Miss Hind has not undertaken these
trips, and only the great extension of
settlement and cultivation has mad'.-
necessary the discontinuance of tills
important work.
It is no small task to calculate the
probable output of wheat over an
acreage of five to ten million distributed through a territory of 200.0C0.0Wi
acres, hut a summary of what Miss
Hind has been able to do in this respect will give the best idea of her
efficiency. From 1904 to 1911 she made
an annual-. estimate about harvest
time. Of course, it was not until one
year later that there was an opportunity to compare her figures with the
official returns of the Dominion Government. During that time the total
yield of wheat increased from 64,380, ■
678 to 181,751,017 bushels, so that'there.
was plenty of room to make a mistake.
In 1904 Miss Hind's figures were within 700,000 bushels of the actual output
aa tabulated a year later. In 1905
she was aboot 500,000 bushels out, in
1907, 300,000 bushels, and in 1909, 60».-
000 bushels. In the other jtears hea-
estimates were from three ;,tofoul mi'
lion bushels a>(ray, but these were
seasons in which the work of calculation was particularly difficult on account of the rapid increase in acreage
and an unusual variety of weather
conditions. . .'•■
Miss Hind was horn in Toronto, arid
is descended from United Empire-Loyalist stock. She was brought up on
her grandfather's farm in the County
of Grey and went to Winnipeg just
after the famous boom of 1882. She
was the first girl to be employed as a
typist in Western Canada, and in that,
capacity she made the first typewritten
brief that was used in the courts'in
Manitoba. Her first work tor The
Manitoba Free Press was.done in 1883.
and her connection with that paper
gradually became more intimate as
j her experience increased.
The expert knowledge gained by
Miss Hind in her newspaper work has
made her a welcome and popular visitor at fairs, stock shows and other
exhibitions where the best displays
are to be seen. She ii as well known
at the International Live Stock Show
at Chicago as she is at the Brandon
Winter Fair. She has taken a prominent part in the activities of the Canadian Women's Press Club, and is
generally interested in any movement
that has for its object a closer recognition of the important part that women
can play in business life. i'
National Playgreundt.
A new policy has been developed by
the Forestry Department of the Dominion Gdvernment which promises
to be very popular in the west. There
has been established a hew1 branch
which will.be known as fie bureau
of national playgrounds. Hitherto
tin forest preserves of the Dominion
Government have been purely for^he
Purpose of saving the timber and wild
animals. Now thp idea, of-,maintaining many of these'reserves nsjireoshfe
and health resort's, is developed, and
siiitarhV rwrtldti's' will be, set atyrj as
'playgrounds .f r the people. The first
experiment of thisf, kinrf was. made
this- summer -in .the Turtle mountain
reserve" in Manitoba, where,tho plan'
has1 proved popular,- It will be carried "out on-a more extensive scale,
next year. Request* have already
been niade to have, playgrounds estah-
, .     ,   ,       . ,   ,  i lished at Duck mountain and Riding
bicycle tour be remarked. | mountain reserves in the.Prairie Province nnd also for the establishment
nf a playground, nnd health resort at
Spruce Woods reserve, southwest of
Prince Albert.
Passed With Honors.
Sir William Mulnck is one of the
many Canadian city men who toke
on interest in farming. Another gentleman who does farming on the side
is Dr. Miller, principal of Ridley Col-
said, "Stand back, my lord, and 'let, ,p(,p 'gt   Catharines.
the parson ^oi:»i" (instead nf "coffin
mass") may nave made a solitary slip,
lue in some persons "lapsus linguae"
•mounts to a veritable infirmity.
An excellent clergyman was the delight of the more frivolous among his
bearers, because he was never known
}o preach a sermon without introduc-
ng a reference to a "fsrren big tree,"
lor dwelling on the fact that "Many
sue called, but chew are foten," end-
Eng the text with the impressing ex-
lortation, "Be ye therefore of the foa-
.i chew."
"Spoonerisms?" said a friend of the
.writer. "My wife nearly startled a
llocal grocer out of his wits with one
gome months ago, and he haa always
eyed her suspiciously ever since. We
tied just settled down in the suburb
when he called, asking for our cut-
Both have been conncct.-d with educational work, hut when they met on
j a"'train from St. Cathnrinec recently
much of their talk was about farming. Sir William asked the doctor
about soil, fertilisers, sheep, cows,
rotation of crops, what use to make of
land under anple|tt°es and many other
things -concerning the farm:
"This answering your questions,"
said the doctor, "reminds me of my
university days."
Sir William smiled, and said: "Perhaps so. At any rate you'vo certainly
passecV' a very creditable examination."
> " "     The  Muik Ox.
The musk ox is an arctic animal, no-
! curring both in Greenland and in
I Northern Canada. In pleistocene time.
|tom, and inquiring whether he should j jt occurred in England and Centrul
tell his vanman to call every day. I Europe. It is obout the size of one
JJow, we have dealt at the stores for (0< mr smaller breeds of ox, but in
years, and my wife tried to tell him , habits an(j j„ the fact that most of its
•o.    But what she really said  was. | muMie j9 hairy more like a sheep than
English Woman Breeds and   Jralnt
E:!;imo Degt'Fer tr-t Market.
Throughout the world there are
many men and women who Und employment in raising something or other out of the ordinary in plant nr animal life. Just at present there is a
Mrs. Scott who conducts a dog farm
at Grove Park, one of the suburbs of
London. Her specialty is Eskimo dogs
which she breeds and trains for the
market. Although the market for tlua
sort of the canine family is not very
large, yet it is sufficient to make it
worth while to this lady, due to the
manner in which she trains the dogs
for Arctic explorations.
Eskimo dogs are absolutely essential
when journeying in the Arctic regions.
Good Eskimo dogs can be obtained in
Greenland, or in Alaska, but they can-
not be exported from the former place
except by special permission of the
Danish Government and Alaskan dogt
are not classed in the good variety.
A great trouble with ordinary Eskimo dogs is that they nave no breeding
and no discipline. They will obey the
master with whom they have been
brought ,.p, but when they start alter
fish or other game, even their master
can control them only by the exercise
of brute force. The desired dogs lur
exploration purposes are those that
will obey orders giveti b/ a white
man; dogs that are broken into harness and are not afraid of work, dogs
that, have learned team work.
- It is just this kind of dogs that Mrs.
Scott raises for the market. Her kennels have only pure-blooded animals
of carefully selected stock and from
earliest puppyhood siie trains them in
how to eat and how tn work When
jhe gets through with an Eskimo dog
the animal is not nearly so ferocious
as one that just "growed up" in the
surroundings of an Eskimo. village.
They adapt themselves quickly to new
masters and they have acquired .good
eating manners, so that they are not
so,likely to attack the cupboard or
fresh game.' I
Mrs.   Scott feeds her  animals   nn
?i'ea> except pemmican and dried fish
rought from Norway; a large part of
tthe diet is a specially prepared biscuit.
Her trained dogs are specially-desired
by-Arctic aud Antarctic expeditions
and she has supplied many of these
with dogs,from nor kennels.
"" '"'<      Blackwood't Magaxlnt.
Not long after trie "Quarterly" was
published, Blackwood had decided to
establish a Tory periodical as a counterblast to The Edinburgh Review and
its Whiggism. This appeared as The
Edinburgh Monthly Magazine, under
the editorship ot Pringle and Cleg-
horn, two incapable persons who soon
deserted, leaving the publisher tn seek
the aid of Lockhart and Wilson, rising
men who became respectively the biographer of Scott and his son-in-law,
and "Christopher Nprth^' the great rival Of Jeffrey as a critical slasher.
The first attempt came to an end,
but in 1817 "Blackwood's, Magazine''
appeared, and Mrs. Oliphant, the. his-
torian of the House, draws a delightful picture of the eager and, ambitious
young editor hastening, horqe and presenting, the first copy to his wife-with
the words: "There is that which will
give you what is your' due; what I
always wished you tck.hoye.''v    ..,..
But' there was tribulation before the
publisher by reason of the famous satire upon the celebrities ,qf Auid Reekie, known as the "Cha'ldee Manuscript," 'a piece of violent and high-
spirited fun written after the maimer
Of the. Soripturos. Legai threats Ink
lowed, and probably swallowed up the
profits of an. enormous sale,
Later came "North's" .attacks on
Wordsworth' and "The-3 \Coekney
School," with Leigh Hunt at the head.
It was foolishly said that Blackwood's
review helped to kill Keats.' If this
were so (then or now) few. authors
would survive their- first book.rrTiP.'t
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.-,'.- -i:i,:'   Literary M.P.'t.* .   :"  ?*!
.In .the-days'pf. pocket-boroughs a
ntiln' off lttttfrs could go into Parliament vis tlie nominee- ot, some great
'land-owner., and do.his duty to the
Government, or against 'it/' • Looking
back to the. early years'of the eighteenth   century,   Steele   and   Addison
stand out conspicuously on the Tory
side, and, later .Sheridan and Edmund
Burke ore-very prorhinent amongst the
Whigs. (Gibbon,, too, sat in tlie House
of Commons—a'silent supporter of the
Tories.)   But with the rise nf a popular electorate' and a national elementary  education  it has  become by  no
means easier for u bookman to get int-i
Parliament, and   often   enough   it   is
rather in spite of a literary reputation
than because of it that a man of let.
ters wins the favor of   his   constituency.   The -liversities are no exc?p.
tion, though the names of Lecky. Ur.
Jebb, Prof. Putcher, and Sir William
| Alison may lie cited as evidence that
j men of learning are sometimes ejected
I to the House of Commons hy the Mas-
I ters of ArtB. who enjoy special reprti*
j sentation  at Westminster.    It would
| be a difficult job to ilnd four M.l'.'s
in the nineeeenth century of the high
'■ literary    rank    of    Steele.    Addison,
! Burke,   and  Sheridan.—Joseph  Clayton, in T.P.'s Weekly.
Saw Him In Prison.
A Glasgow magistrate, presiding at
one of the city police courts, inked a
prisoner one question too many.   The
prisonerrwho was charged With breach
of the peace, pleaded guilty, and be.
' fore pronouncing sentence the nrtgis-
j irate looked at him closely, and asked
I —"Where have I seen you heforef"
! Prisoner—"I don't know, your honor."
i Magistrate—"Now, look at me and tell
i me where you have seen me before."
The prisoner looked into the magistrate's face and replied—"I thina it
I must have been in prison, sir."
South African Bankt Have Hit en t
Novel Device.
The banks in South Africa have ■
fleet of motors traveling the country
districts, each ot whica is fitted up
with all the necessary adjunct* to
carry on an ordinary banking business. Each car contains a safe, a desk,
at which two men on >it and shelves
for the books. As an illustration of
how anything in tlie nature of on innovation can spread il it meets a public demand the motor hank cnuld not I
be surpassed. Is is not yet twelve
months since the first car set out on
its travels into the Transvaal uud
Orange River Colony, and to-duy there
are soma two dozen cars constantly ]
traveling different parts of tlie Union j
engaged in this calling.
Tlie pioneers had, as is often the |
ease with pioneers the world over, to
encounter great opposition. The Boer
farmers were suspicious of the
scheme. They had read and heard
of confidence tricksters, and they fell
doubtful as to whether these nice-
spoken young men in the motor car
did not belong to this fraternity. The
name of the bank in gilt lettering on
the car, and the' production of duly
attested authority to receive deposits
and transact any other banking, business was not sufficient to dispel the
mistrust, and tlie pioneers returned
Irom their first essay practically defeated.
Then the bank in question gave
over the conduct of the operations to
the local manager of the Johannesburg branch, and this gentleman, accompanied the next car that went nut
on what was beginning to appear at
a forlorn hope. The manager was
known to some of the farmers, and
his interpreter was a shrewd man
who knew Boer nature. The first
farmer who was won over to making
a deposit started the campaign on a
satisfactory basis, and since then
there has been no looking back. For
a long time the trading stores have
acted as banks to many of the lest
prosperous farmers. «
The storekeeper Veaped little it any
benefit from this, and they were the
first to come forward and point out
the benefits to be gained by their
customers if they,would do business
with the banks in town. Besides the
Transvaal and Orange River Colony
the motor, banks visit the native ter
ritorjes. -They' are everywhere well
received to-day, and though doubts
were at first expressed as to the safety or otherwise of cars that were
known to contain ao much money
traveling in these out-of-the-way
places, there has never been any attempt at interference.
The cars have certain days for traveling certain routes, and the journeys
are so arranged that each car reaches
a village or point at night which is
in railway communication with town,
and the money received during the
day is sent down by train:
Nearly all the business consists of
depositing money, and many Boers, t>
whom the idea of entrusting their
cash to strangers on tour would have
seemed 'sheer madness a litt.e while
ago, are now anxious to increase their
deposits as much as possible. It is
claimed that this new plan is inducing the young men to practice thrift,
and for this reason it is also' welcomed by the older people, who look askance at the many temptations now
cast in the way of young burghers to
spend money carelessly. ..-.';- ,
Blackwood and Scott.
An offer: of "The Tales of My Landlord, was made by Scott through the
medium of Ballantyne. . The terms
were fairly stiff, but thin-j were coming to a head when Blackwood, a man
of letters and no toady even to genius, ventured a criticism which caused
Scott to write to Ballantyne the following by no means urbane Hotel
"Dear   James,—I     have     received
Blackwood's impudent letter. ,G	
d- Mb soul! Tell him and his coadjutor that 1 belong- to the Black
Huzzars ol Literature, who neither
give or receive criticism. I'll be curs-
ed but this is the' most impudent pro.
posal'that   was   ever   made.—W.8."
However, "The Black Dwarf;" the
first of the proposed series, was published-by Blackwood, but a connection
relying upon sucli an agency as was
afforded by "plausible James" was not
likely to last, and suddenly, und with-
out warning, the work was taken out
of his hands and Scott was launched
upon the path that led to the trials
and tragedy of his later life.
PNo, thanks, please don't.   I steal at
the doon'."
|   A good Spoonerism went the rounds
Elite recently. A fine, dignified old
dy descended to her kitchen, where
tty Uth were being grilled. She
tnlffed disapprovingly, as tbe aroma
•ached her, and cried out, "Ob, dear,
jarhat a hell of amerrings."
a bovine. Its hair is very long, thick
and matted. The horns in the young
are small, upright and far apart, but
in the adult they become very broad
at the base and meet in the midline
and take a curve downward and outward, while the ends curve again upward to a point. It owes ita name to
its strong musklike odor.
i Penny-ln-th--Slot f/llk.
Pennj'-in-the-slot milk' is the latest
' development of the principle in London. At Wood Green an enterprising
milkman has an automatic machine
attached to his front door, and house-
' wives are able to obtain their pints
and half-pints at the minimum of
Curt for Loss of Memory.
There is a cheap cure for the sud.
den lapse of memory. You have but
to take three deep breaths and the'
memory returns. The late Canon/
Fleming put the cure to good purpose.'-
He ciime up from Bath to Camberwell
to preach. At. Paddington he injured'
his wrist. Next day he walked from1'
Faddington eo Ihe church. Sick with
pain when he stood up in the pulpit
and the hymn was being sung, he had
forgotten his text and his sermon. He
stood in agony until he remembered
the cure, of whioh he had once heard.
He took the three deep breaths, and
the memory returned. The moral is,
breathe freely.—London Chronicle.
Qentral Booth't Stick.
The walking-stick of General Booth
used on the lust walk he ever took has
a little history of its own. At a meeting in. Paris some ttme ago a notorious Russian anarchist was converted
by the general's eloquence, and soon
after the latter's return to England
he received from his convert a piece
of string, with the request that a knot
might be tied in it to show the length
of the walking-stick the General usually carried. Tlie string was knotted
accordingly and returned to Paris, and
a little later this stick arrived in London, a present from the grateful convert and the work of his own hands.
Obttrvti tht Sabbath.
Rev. Alfred Waller, vlear of St.
Paul's, Southend, Eng., has allowed
neither postmen nor milkmen to come
to hit door on Sunday for a quarter
of a century. The household cooking
it all done on Saturday.
British Annalt Shew Several Remark,
able Intranctt.
Tliere are several instance* in col-
onial politic* where ex-convicts havjj
risen to positions oi eminence after
their release from prison.
There is Sir Starr Jameson. Bart.
O.B., better known, perhaps, as "Dr.
,lim,'' who, as all the world xnows,
led the famous raid into tlie Trans*
vaal in 1895. after the failure ul which
lie was tried in London and sentenced
to ten months' imprisonment. Less
than ten years afterwards, in 11)04, that
is to say. he was chosen Premier cf
Cupe Colony.
His was. of course, a political offence. So was that which caused Sir
Charles Gavan Duffy, some time
Premier of Vieto/ia, to be branded as
a felon. He WIS implicated in the
Irish rebellion of ls48, a (act whlcb
wns afterwards to gain him the en.
thusiastic support—and the .votes—of
all his compatriots in Australia when
he elected to go in for politics.
Another Australian Premier who
"did time" was Sir Charles Dibbs. 'He
served a sentence iu Uarlinghurst
Jail. Sydney, for contempt ol court.
Afterwards, when a turn of fortune's
wheel made him Prime Minister of
New Wales, he had to appoint a new
governor of Daillnghurst. He selected
the warden who had charge ol him as
a prisoner.
Edward Gibbon Wakefield, another
famous Australian statesman, was
actually at one time a convict, his
offence being the abduction of an heiress, a fairly common crime in Eng:
land seventy or eighty years ago, but
one whioh .the laws always regarded
seriously.and punished severely. The
Australians pf his day, however,, were
many, of then ex-convicts or the descendants of sucb, and these did not
regard his offence ae reflecting on his
.honor in any way, while the romantic
circumstances'surrounding it gained
him many sympathizers among the
ordinary colonists.' On his release
these rallied round him, and before
long he' became the moat'powerful
political personage in the sub-continent-
Yet another old convict who rose
through politics to high honor in
Australia, after having served out
there the sentence of imprisonment
Sissed on him, was D-. O'Doherty.
e was convicted and transported for
treason, and on hie release he became
a popular hero. He sat in both Houses
in the Queensland Parliament, and
afterwards filled several high official
posts in that .colony.';
Forging Roberts' Name.
Lord Roberts has narrowly escaped
being victimised by '• daring forger,
for whom the London; police are now
looking. t "
A oheok to the value df nearly ten
thousand dollars purporting to be
signed by the veteran field marshal,
was presented at Cox's Bank at Charing Cross, and had it pot been for
the astuteness of the cashier w uld
have been duly honored.    '.        •
He noticed a small detail in the
signature, and. when reference was
mode to Lord Roberts it was found
that the check.was a forgery.
A check form oh Messrs. Cox and
Co. had been by some means obtained
by the forger, and he had then employed a member of the'.Veterans'
Corps, in which Lord -Roberta is ,interested, to go- to the bank to cash Ft.
The old soldier, of course, had no
knowledge of the fraud contemplated,
and had simply accepted instructions
to return to an hotel in Marylebone
road With the money.
When the forgery was discovered
Scotland Yard waB informed,-and'they
are now searching for the person who
handed the check to the' commissionaire. Tbey have a description ol
this man, and find he left the hotel'
directly he found his messenger did
not return with the money. ^
A Titanic Hero's Memorial.
Public memorials and statues are
not managed very well in England—
moBt of them, if not positively eyesores, are poor as works of urt, and
of little or no use to the community.
Godaiming is, therefore, to be congratulated on the form in which it
has been decided to embody its memorial to John George Phillips, the
wireless operator of the Titanic.
While simple, it is to be both beautiful and distinctly useful. A cloister,
with seats sheltered from the wind
and rain, will enclose a small garden,
and at one end the wall will have an
arcading opening out a view of landscape with u buckgrouiKi of wooded
hills. It is to -be hoped that iuturt-
committees apjiointed to erect memorials up und down the country- will
bear in mind this excellent, uxaiiip.e.
The Fountain Pen.
The fountain pen is not nn invention of recent years.- In Samuel Tay*
lor's' '"Universal System oi Shorthand
Writing," published in 17B8. we find
proof of the fountain pen's^great age.
"I have nothing more to add," wrote
Samuel Taylor, "for the use-or instruction of the practitioner except a few
words, concerning- the kind of pen proper to be used for writing shorthand.
For expeditious writing some use
what are called fountain pens, into
which your ink is put, which gradually fioWB when writing, from thence into a smaller pen cut short to fit the
smaller end of this instrument, but it
is a hard matter to meet with a good
one of this kind."
African   Natives  Can   Almott   Speak
j V.lth the Apes.
'    It is the firm belief ot Mr. Jamea
Stewart,  the  Scottish  surveyor, who
has   returned   home   after   spendii
I over  three years  iu  darkest  Afm
that many of the natives can aim-
speuk    the    monkey    language,    ft
: Stewart Waveled through Liberia a
| parts of the Upper Congo with a pat
] ot surveyors,  and  during  tbe  wli
' of their arduous   march  they   kill.
j their dinner every day.     Sometimes
j they traveled at the rate of -D miles
daily, sometimes the forests were so
! dense and tlie obstacles so nuineroua
that they made no more than a few
I    "During one of our  marches," ha
I said, in  relating further experience!
| to a reporter^ "we had to plow our
way through  a marsh  that rose up
above our knees.    The t-o^gy nature
of some of the country was such thai
we were splashed from li^ud to loot,
and it was the   most   tiresome walk
we hud in the whole of our journeys.
For miles the marsh stretched on all    •
sides, the curriers told us that it had
never  been  fully  explored,  and  tha
only way to get our destination was
to go  through  it as  quickly   us we
could.   We went through it—but not
quickly.   Added to the inconvenience,
and sodden condition of the land was
the terrible smell of rotten and rotting
vegetation.    We  lost one or two of
our packages at this stage, for they fell
off  the heads of our carriers,  who,
stumbled against submerged trees'.
One of tne men disappeared, too.
He- was in the rear, and had only a,
light load, but suddenly he was missed from the caravan, and we bed to
search for him. The natives spread
out- in a semi-circle, and did a complete tour round us, aweeping the
mareh for a radius of about 300 yards.
They   never found  him.
"It waa when we ware going down
the river that we made the acquaint,
ance of- the monkeys. We could hear
I tbem in the forest, chattering to each
'other and calling plaintively, almost
like human beings. At first I could
hardly believe they were monkeys; I
thought they were tribes of natives,
and some of their cries were like those
of children who had been frightened.
It was the weirdest thing to see them,
swinging along one of the bought of
the treat, band in hand or grasping
each other's tails. They would swing
together in thit faahion, forming a
bridge right across the stieam, and
then our carriers would get quite ex-
cited. They were very fond ot monkey flesh. At we approached the animate the natives would ship their pad-
dies and sit quiet, while the best
marksmen would hold a gun so that
he. could have a good aim. Asa rule,'
he would bring 'down one of the mon-!
keys with a screech, and as toon u
the result of the shot waa seen some,
of the men would jump overboard and!
swim to the body bringing it back to
the boat in great glee.
I am convinced that most of these
men knew the monkey language, i'
there ia auch a thing, for their conduct proved it. More than once I
have seen a carrier and a companion
go off ito tbe bush carrying a gun,
walking until they were within sight »
of some of the animals. Then ona
would Bit down on his haunches aud
put his. fingers to his lips and nose
and make cries which' were certainly
good imitations ol the cries we had
heard from the forest. In a little while
one of two monkeys would come hopping along towards the spot, also call,
ing aAdawheji near enough the car.
rier whoehad the gun would fire and
another monkey, would be added to
toe l«fcg|-V
..*» '*-
How to Grow Tall.
A man's organs and those of hit
bones which are not subjected to pres.
sure grow continuously until he is
forty years old; that is to say, tha
heart should become stronger, the
capacity of the lungs increase, und tlie
brain should develop steadily until tli*
fourth decade of life. Also one should
wear a larger hat at the age of forty
than at thirty.
A man ceases to grow tall, however,
at the beginning of the third decode,
because after that time the downward
pressure exerted by the weight of the
body while in the erect position compresses the vertebrae or small bones
in the Bpine, the discs of cartilage
between them, the pelvis, and the
thigh bones, and the pressure overcomes tlie natural elasticity of the
discs and the growth of these bone's.
However, a Hritish scientist ..ontenits
that were man a quadruped, and
therefore Irced from the d-.w-nward
pressure produced by his weight upon
his spinur ofllamn, he would continuu
to grow, in he.ght tor ten years longer
tljau he does at present, since it has
been found that hones not subjected
to compression increase up to the
fourth decade.  ,
Lunar Athletic!.
The "man in the moon" must surely
regard with amused contempt our
much vaulted athletic records. A
good terrestrial athlete could, cover
about 120 teet un the moon in a running broad jump, while leaping over
the barn would be u very commonplace feat. He would find no difficulty
in carrying six times as much and
running six times us fast as he could
o. earth, all because the moon attracts bodies with but one-sixth ol tlie
force of the earth.
Brothers In the Lords.
There are ut least two cuses ol
brothers sitting together iu tin- House
of Lords. The Marquis ol Lans-
dowue's voice and vote arc counteracted hy those of his brother. Lord
Fitsmaurice; while Viscount l*hrdiuge
has since 1910 had a brother in the
person of Lord Hurdinge of Penshurat,
though the latter up to the present
has made few, if any, appautatices in
the chamber. The two veteran Can-
adiuns, Lord Strathconu and Lord
Mount Stephen, ure cousins, und it it
scarcely un exaggeration to say that
half the House is related by marriage.
The peers who have sons in the elected Chamber would also niak.i a long
Mtcca't Lodging Haute.
The record lodging house is one for
pilgrims at Mecca, which accommodate! 8.CJ0 persona.
People Who Do Not Read Bookt.
There is u story of un educated man,
snd an author who believed and 111...11.
tained that "The Heart of Midlothian '
wus written by Gladstone. The liter-
ato man is astonished to Hud that
people can be happy und refined, witty
and wise, without books at ail. • • •
He should remember that Dickens
rarely reud anything except his own
novels .that Miliais never cpened a
book and tout Prince Bismarck it aaid
to have been chiefly happy with Vi-
docq. Books are uot the measure of
all things.—London Saturday Review. ■
gsxssv>eaea»»esssmaBs»aJt»»»»«i*«s» sMs sasssslstsssse >■-
Divided into 250,000 ehar-n of $1.00 each par value and non-asseisable of which a first itiue of
50,000 (hares are now offered to the public at par.
SHARES In the above Company are now offered at $1.00' and will (five purchasers a safe and sound investment
with a good return by way of dividends and future enhanced vt.lue of stock.
THE COMPANY is organized by business men of British Columbia to carry on a Home Building, Loan, Insur-'
ance and General Real Estate Business, and its head office has been located at Victoria, B. C.   ,
FEATURES that must appeal to the investing public is the fact that there is no promotion stock, every
director and official of the Company paying $1.00 for their sl.ares the same as the general public is asked
to do now.   Furthermore, th^ Company has its own
FISCAL AGENCY, thereby saving exorbitant commissions and leakages on the selling of its shares,
THE WELFARE OF SHAREHOLDERS will bo the first thought of the Company, and with this end in view
it will bd carried along on safe and economical lines.
AN INVESTIGATION into the schtmes of the Company will interest you and show you where large profits
w;ll accrue.   Send for a prospectus lojay and learn oar planj of operation to their full extent.
PAYMENTS on shares can be made in either way as follows : All cash, or one-third cash, balance 6, 12, 18 and
24 months; or one quarter cash, balai.ee b, 12 and-18 months; or 10 per cent cash and 6 per cent a month.
Thus on this latter plan
$10.00 cash and $5.00 a month buys 100 shares    $60.00 cash and$25X0 a nonth buys 500 shares
$25.00 cash and $12.50 a month buys 260 shat es   $n.u.U0 cash and $50,00 a month buys 1000 shares
REMEMBER, now is'the time to invest, for only the first issue of 50.000 will be sold at $1.00, after which they
will go to a premium.   Get in on the ground floor ut.ii let future enhanced values give you extra profit.
Prospectus sent to any address on application.
The Mercantile General Agency, Ltd
Selling Agents for Canadian Loan and Mercantile Co., Ltd.
207, 208, 209 Union Bank Building, Corner View and Government Streets, Victoria, B. C.
Phone 3243. GEO. ABBOTT, Managing Director.
■ • ^itimm-.nMmimwni.miJsmiViJBW&ma
Fariiin and
Y. I., B. e
1 land
Farm* awl
A r-iVHffp
OUR listings together with thf 4.000 aces we have
actually bought ill the Comox District consisting
(if Gibarerl and uncleared farms, huh ami river frontage",
enables us tn yive intending buyers a good choice.
Courtenay lots on the main Union Road and abutting
right on tlie new station when built, also Roi/Kton subdivision acreages and lots are just now good buys.
Come iu and see us before juices advance
Telephone 36
First OUnr. in every respect, P rfeot Cuisine
Headquarters for Tourists arid  Sportsmen
Wniei', Liquors and Ciga-s
John N McLeod, Proprietor
w iii Cim.lwi i.ii.l mitke Un- lHi.hi ycnir h lulmiarumi
Centre of Town I
Prices: $200
and up.
Tbe Island Realty Co.
, Fire. Life. Lire Stoek      ■ „„     P. L, ANDBRTON.
I .. Aecldint. Phone 29.     Courtenay, B. O.
Dry Goods, Silkwear, All kinds of
Fancy Crockery (Xmas Goods)
Japanese Goods
j    Lowest Prices in Town.
Terms Cash
s. s. "eowieHHN"
Will tail as under
Vancouver—Nanaimo— Denman Island
Union hay—Comox Route
Leave Vancouver, Monday, at 8 p in.   Arrive N-imimo at n-30p.m
Arrive Union Bay, Tuesday-, ut 6 a.m.   Arnvu Comux at 8 a.in.
r OUTWARD   routb:
Leav? Comij, Tuesday, at li a.m.        Leave Unien Bay at noon.
Leave NaiiJ.imo, Tuesday1, at 6 p.m;  Ariive Vancouver at 9-30 p.m
Leave Vancouver. Saturd -iy, .t3p.in.   Arrive Nanaimp at 11-30 p.m.
A.tivb Union Bay, Sunday, at o a.m.    Arrive Comox at 8 a.m.
Laave Comox, Sunday, at , p m. Leave Union Bay at 6 p.m.
BLbject 6j cliunge w.tiiuut notice.
Misplaced pride rides a miney-
eating monster. Is your position
sufficiently secure to warrant the
spending (if twenty cents a mile tor
automobile tnivel—when you may
drive a Ford in comfort, security
aud record time for less than a tenth
t bat sum ?
Every third car a Ford. Nearly 180,000
have been sold and delivered. New
prices-runabout, $675--touring car
$750— delivery car $775—town car
$1000—with all equipment, f.o.b.
Walkerville, Ont. Get particulars from
E. C. Emde, Cumberland, B.C., Exclusive Agent for Comox District.
pj ssi i nil iwl .smsjuts 0
Beadnell & Calling
Offices: Comox & Courtenay.     t
Agents for E. & N. Lauas, Comox District.


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